School: An Gleann, Graiguenamanagh

Location:
Glynn, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
P. Ó Flaithbheartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0903, Page 055

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In the year 1888 there was a cock fight in Ballincoola about 3 miles from where I live.

In the year 1888 there was a cock fight in Ballincoola about three miles from where I live. It was a challenge fight between New Ross and Graiguenamanagh There were game cocks and each cock was fitted with steel spurs. The fight lasted for about two hours, and when the cocks were not able to kill each other, it turned into a faction fight, with about three hundred men from each town, fighting with ash plants. The fight lasted for hours, and even at the present day, if a man from one town met a man from his rival town, and if one of them only put up his finger at the other, it would mean a row. On the pattern of St Mullins there is always a row between New Ross and Graiguenamanagh.

Collector
Katty Dalton
Gender
female
Age
13
Occupation
miller
Address
St. Mullin's, Co. Carlow
Informant
Terence Dalton
Gender
male
Age
19
Address
St. Mullin's, Co. Carlow
Language
English