School: Baile Dháithí, Dunlavin

Location:
Davidstown, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Róisín Bhreathnach

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Local Heroes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0915, Page 179

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In olden times there were many good jumpers, runners and walkers in the country.
One man, by the name of Thomas Headen, threw the 56 lbs. weight twenty-six yards at his ease
About thirty years ago, Patrick Healy of Ballylion (R.I.P.) ran a mile in four and a half minutes.
A man, by the name of Thomas Toole, walked from Blessington to Gorey fair, in twenty-four hours, and drove four cattle to the fair and back.
Mr Denis O'Toole is noted for his strength. I saw him lift a six-hundred weight roller up on one end.
A man noted for meadow-mowing was Mr Tom Mackey. About

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Collector
John Metcalfe
Gender
male
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
circa 55
Language
English