School: Carysfort, Arklow

Location:
Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
T. E. McAdoo

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The Burning of Glenart Castle

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0923, Page 087

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A most regrettable incident happened in the year 1918, when Glenart Castle was burned. There was a tremendous amount of damage done at that time throughout the country. This castle was the property of the late Colonel Proby. The fire occurred on Saturday night, and the Stewart of Glenart Estate at that time was Mr. Cunningham. He was the first person who noticed it and he gave the alarm to all his workmen to come to his assistance.

They arrived on the scene is a short time. By this time the fire was spreading very rapidly, and the men had to work very hard all that night and the following Sunday before they could quench the fire.
The blazes were like a bon-fire, and they attracted the people from the town, and the country places around. There were no guards or fire brigade at that time, and the only people who worked at it

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Collector
Jemima Hall
Gender
female
Address
Ballygriffin, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr J. Hall
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Ballygriffin, Co. Wicklow
Language
English
Location
Glenart