Receipt for rent payment is demanded and a poor man must go to hell for it. Brings it back. [NB The standard version tells how a tenant went to Hell to procure a receipt for the rent from his dead landlord. A very common Irish by-form of this tale describes how a priest brought a dead landlord, or someone similar, back from Hell to prove that he was suffering there.]

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  1. Ghost Stories

    Once there lived in Redbog an old woman whose husband was dying.

    Language
    English
  2. (no title)

    A Protestant family of the name of "Acheson's" was living beyond Inniskeen, in Co. Louth...

    Language
    English
    Collector
    M. Mc Aodha
  3. (no title)

    There is a house situated in Turtulla about a half a mile outside Thurles.

    Language
    English
    Informant
    Mrs O' Brien
    Age
    52