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

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

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A Sad Accident

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 07_009

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On the year 1900 on the 8th of July a very sad drowning accident occurred in Balyheigue Bay.
It was on a Sunday. Some boys and girls went boating in an open boat. There were six persons three boys and three girls in it. When about half a mile from the shore they raised a sail, one of the ropes entangled on the top of the mast. The owner climbed the mast to release the rope and the weight overhead caused the boat to get capsized and

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Collector
Eily Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Laide
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
54
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English