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Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Ethel McDonnell was collecting strawberries with her sister in the bog about 5 years ago. She fell into a bog hoe and her sister tried to save her. Their brother threw a long sod of dry turf for them to catch on to before running home to get help. When he got back one for the sister was drowned.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: William Carroll, Perssepark, Co. Galway

Place: Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 16/05/2017.

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