School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 238

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James Pepper of Stonetown was a very stong man. In his time it was in large sacks all the corn was put. And for a bet he carried a forty two stone sack of corn up five flights of stairs, fifty feet high in Channonrock mill.
John Crawley was born and reared in Killaney. He was a great weight thrower. He would attend at all sports for weight throwing. He was at Bernes mill in Killaney at a threshing some years ago, and a lot of boys' were trying to throw a half-cwt across the belt of the mill. But John Crawley took the half-cwt weight in his hand. He stood at the front of the mill and threw the half-cwt across the mill to the back. My father was with him when he did this.
John Cassidy who lives in Mucker was a great mower. He would mow an acre of hay or corn in one day. Din Finn who lives in Stonetowm, was supposed to be a good dancer in his younger days'.

Collector
Brigid Kirk
Gender
female
Address
Ballakelly, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Cait Ní Circ
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
40
Address
Ballakelly, Co. Monaghan
Language
English