School: Glendalough

Location:
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Bean Uí Ghabhann

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Local Heroes

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 329

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Local Heroes
Andrew Thomas butler to Capt. Hugo who lived at Drumeen almost on the same site as Glendalough House. A splendid rifle-shot surpassed only by Harman the gamekeeper. Both were secretly implicated with the rebels 1798.
Capt. Hugo gave a dinner to his Castle friends. After dinner there was a pigeon shooting contest. Hugo brought out Thomas to show his prowess. Thomas never missed a shot until he noticed the the suspicious looks of the English

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Collector
Eoghan Mac Gabhann
Gender
male
Address
Laragh, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Micheál Mac Gamhna
Gender
male
Age
24
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Roundwood, Co. Wicklow
Language
English