School: Holy Faith Convent, Kilcoole

Location:
Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Sr M. Eithne

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Shipwrecks

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0928, Page 027

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Ship Wrecks.

There was a big ship wrecked at Ballygannon about 100 years ago. The captain of the vessel was washed ashore (alive) he made his way to the nearest farm house named Byrnes. Mr. Byrne took him in and did all he could for him all the family made him welcome. It is said that after some time he the captain married Mr. Byrne's daughter and settled down in Ballygannon. The captain's name was Scott. This is said to be the first of the Scott family.
Mr. Scott was very fond of horses and built some very fine stables and out houses which still remain. The farm house was burned down

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