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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 04_019

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On July the 8th in the year 1900 a terrible catastrophe occurred in Ballyheigue Bay. It fell on Sunday. Some boys and girls went for a pleasure trip in an open boat; there were six in number. When about half a mile from the shore they hoisted a sail, one of the ropes got entangled on top of the main mast the owner climbed the mast to release the rope, the weight overhead being too heavy; the boat overturned and its occupants fell into

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Collector
Bridie Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Laide
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English