School: An Gleann, Graiguenamanagh

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0903, Page 080

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In the troubled time a large business premises, the property of Mr Butler was set on fire. Mr Butler was not at home, he was a prisioner in Woodstock. In the early hours of the morning a number of masked men burst open the premises, rushed upstairs, pulled the people out of their beds, sprinkled petrol on the floors, and set the house a blaze. In a few minutes Mr Butler's shop, store, and outoffices were on fire. At six O clock that morning none of the fine buildings were to be seen but ashes. When times settled Mr Butler was compensated for his loss, and there was since built some fine houses.

Collector
Richard Dreelan
Gender
male
Age
13
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballycrinnigan, Co. Carlow
Informant
Lizzie Brian
Gender
female
Age
45
Address
The Rower, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English