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The Tuam Herald, Saturday, April 3, 1909 Tuam, Co Galway, Part 3

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    The Tuam Herald, Saturday, April 3, 1909 Tuam, Co Galway ... MAN CUT IN TWO ON RAILWAY The body of a Claddagh, Galway fisherman named Stephen Folan, who
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      The Tuam Herald, Saturday, April 3, 1909

      Tuam, Co Galway

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      MAN CUT IN TWO ON RAILWAY

      The body of a Claddagh, Galway fisherman named Stephen Folan, who belonged to
      the Naval Reserve, was found terribly mangled on Sunday morning on the
      railway line between Craughwell and Athenry. He was returning from a course of
      naval training at Kinsale, and had £20 in his possession. It is surmised that he
      left the train at Craughwell, the next station to Athenry, and finding that it
      had departed on his return, he proceeded to walk along the permanent way to
      Athenry with a view to catching the Galway train. Apparently he was overtaken
      by a subsequent train and killed.

      The body was practically cut in two. An ugly feature of the occurrence is
      that on discovery of the remains the £20 was missing. Folan suspicious element
      in the tragedy is the fact that splashes of blood were found in the carriage
      when it arrived in Tuam, and one of the windows was broken. The body
      discovered only a short distance outside of Athenry.

      Jim McNamara
      British Isles Family History Society - USA, Newsletter Editor
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~bifhsusa


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