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

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

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About fourteen years ago there was a cargo of salt...

About fourteen years ago there was a cargo of salt coming from Glasgow for McDonagh in Galway. Edward O'Laughlen Ballyvaughan was the pilot.
In the early hours of the morning a storm arose and the ship was blown into a place called "Barr an Ard" not very far from Aughinish. The ship was not much damaged.
At low water many horses and cars used to go out for for carloads of salt and sell it in Kinvarra for 2 1/2 d a lump. When the ship was emptied she floated and went into Galway to be repaired.

Collector
Chris Droney
Gender
male
Informant
James Droney
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Bealaclugga, Co. Clare
Language
English