The Cork Examiner, 6 June 1859
A VERY melancholy occurrence took place, yesterday, at Trabolgan. A young gentleman named [John] Faulkner, in the employment of Mr. John Daly, draper, Great George's -street, having gone to Trabolgan on a pleasure trip, went to bathe in the sea, with other young men who had accompanied him from the city. Whilst swimming he was observed to sink, and as he did not re-appear above the water, his friends became alarmed for his safety, and having procured a boat, put out to the spot where he had sunk. After some time he was picked up, and brought to the shore, but every effort to restore animation proved ineffectual. The deceased was a native of [Elgin] Scotland, and was only in Cork about two or three months, having come here from an establishment in Dublin. Though his residence in this city had been so short, he had acquired, amongst those who were acquainted with him, the characteristics of a kind, amiable, and honourable young man.
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