One night, my Mother and sister were up very late.
It was Saturday night. After twelve oclock they heard a strange knock at the door, and they were very frightened. Next day, after second Mass, my Mother heard that her uncle was dead.
If you hear the “Cóiste bodhar” at night, it is a sign of death in the locality. When Miss Walsh died, that night the “cóiste bodhar” came down the Galway road, and went in as far as Moran’s, and it went out again, and came into the village, and it went back to the end of the village and over again. It was going around Walshe’s street all night. The next day the village people heard that Miss Walsh was dead in Galway.
From Father. Pat Greally, 55 yrs.
Tess Greally, Gort Lagach