School: Greenanstown (roll number 10019)

Greenanstown, Co. Meath
Máiréad M.Uí Nualláin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0685, Page 296

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  1. was born and reared in Greenanstown, he was a man of tremendous strength, he carried 60 stone of wheat around a barn in Mr Brennan's of Saddlestown. On one occasion he was a goal keeper at a football match. A powerful young man got into handygrips with Hopkins, he was unable to free himself, he afterwards declared he never met a man with such strength.
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