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 031

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There were many shipwrecks in the time of the trouble in 1916. ...

There were many shipwrecks in the time of the trouble in 1916. The English used to set floating mines in the water for the Man-o-Wars of other countries. Those mines used to float very far away.
One day two Connemara boats were sailing outside Ballyvaughan. There were two men in each boat. As they were going out to Blackhead a 'mine' struck one of them and blew itself and the men into bits.
The other boatmen were so frightened that they sailed into Galway Bay and stayed there for some time.

Collector
John Kelly
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Kelly
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
35
Address
Kilweelran, Co. Clare
Language
English