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Pat Mallanaphy, Drumbeagh, Matt McManus Gubrawoolly, Ellen (Dan) McGovern Dunlave were famous step-dancers.
Pat Mallanaphy won a prize for Dancing at a Party given by the Landlord Beresford at Owendoon, Bawnboy. (50 years ago.) Matt McManus danced on a Side Plate for fifteen minutes & did no injury to the Plate.
1. Mrs. Pat McGoldrick Tullylugfinn was a famous singer (7 years dead).
2. Frank McAvitty (still living) Altercock and
3. James Maguire Gowlan (dead a short time) made songs and sung them. Songs about local events.
4. Tom McGoldrick Clohogue, Swanlinbar made a song about the attempt made by the Orangemen to take Swanlinar R.C. Church -12th August 1868. Landlord intended to destroy the Church because the Catholics didn't pay rent for it. (80 years ago)
No recorder or informant details given
School: Alt an Chuilinn
Location: Altachullion, Co. Cavan
Teacher: Brigid Martin
Thanks to Bernadette McGovern who transcribed this and a great many other pages of the The Schools' Collection, from the National Folklore Collection Archives.
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