School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 021

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There was once a man living in this. ...

There was once a man living in this. His name was Sean Luachraíghe. He was very strong. He was hired at a mill in Dooras near the town of Kinvara. It was about twenty miles from his house.
It is said he used to go that distance in three hours. He would pass a horse walking.
He would carry a bag of flour on his back from Dooras to Tubber a distance of twelve miles in three hours and he used to pass a horse walking and the bag of flour on his back. The people used to say that he was enchanted.

Collector
John Kelly
Gender
male
Informant
James Kelly
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Kilweelran, Co. Clare
Language
English