School: Beale (1) (roll number 7660)

Beal, Co. Kerry
Martin Beasley
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0399, Page 005

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  1. A strong man
    I have heard that there was once a strong man in Beale. His name was James Carmody. One day he was forced to fight a bull and with the first blow of a stick he gave the bull he killed him. After that he was forced into a wrestling match with a strong man from Tarbert. When he got his hands firm around the man's body he squeezed him to death. He was considered the strongest man for miles around and he was a famous man that lived around the locality at that time.
    Patrick Mulvihill v.
    Lensechane, Ballybunion.
    June 24th 1938
    Information from people at home
    (They got it from father and grandfather)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Patrick Mulvhihill
    Leansaghane, Co. Kerry