School: Bun Machan

Location:
Bunmahon, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Íde, Bean Uí Chobhthaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0648, Page 337

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this meant, then he remembered that a man was killed off a horse near the quarry. When he was passing the quarry he saw all the stones falling near him. He ran on until he came to the graveyard and the very same thing happened. He ran home and never did he go to a dance after.

Collector
Daniel Gambon
Gender
male
Address
Templeyvrick, Co. Waterford
Informant
William Gambon
Gender
male
Address
Templeyvrick, Co. Waterford
Language
English

This great schooner ran aground in Bonmahon Strand thirty years ago. Luckily the men were saved and they returned to their homes. The wreck is not to be seen now as it is covered by the dense sand. It was bound from Liverpool to Dungarvan with a cargo of coal and iron. During a terrific storm it ran aground but part of the cargo was saved as well as the men themselves. The greater part of the cargo and ship was however, severely damaged and it was not worthwhile re-floating the ship. The coal and iron were given as a reward to the people who saved the crew.