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Many drownings did not happen in this district
One happened in Brackley Lough one day a man was bathing at the boathouse he fell in and was drowned There is a little well about a mile from Bawnboy and a man was got dead in it, it is thought that he was drunk. There are not many serious burnings to be heard of except one which happened in Tomena school. The night before the burning, cries were heard around the school. It happened on a Sunday morning. A woman named Mrs. McManus had two children living with her in the school and they burned to death.
Collector: Brigid Mc Govern
Address: Derryvahan, Co. Cavan
Informant: Mrs King
Address: Derrynacreeve, Co. Cavan
Teacher: T. Mac Uidhir (Chris Maguire)
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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