School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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A Shipwreck

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 01_007

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On New Year's Day, in the year 1891 a ship was wrecked in Ballyheige Bay. It was called the Catherine Richards. At one time it was a Dutch war ship, but it was later sold to a trading Company. It was loaded with barley from South Africa bound for England.
The crew were drowned and never heard of after. It was found dry on the rocks in the morning. After a few days a merchant from Tralee named McCowens sent his men to unload the ship. The local

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Collector
Eily Godley
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Godley
Gender
male
Age
50
Language
English