School: The Neale (B.)

Location:
Neale, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás Mac an Bháird

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0103, Page 052

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56.
people would not do any farm work, digging etc - on May Day.

57.
Taking a horse three times from under a car used as a hearse: valueing a new horse under a car at a funeral.

60.
as under section 56. previous page.

The Fóidín Marbh, story connected with a single hawthorn bush growing near the school. Tobar-na-Sidhe - the fairy well on the land of Thomas Conry Ballyglass. The old story says that corn left at nightfall near the well was found ground next morning. Everything went on all right until two neighbours came on the same night to have their corn ground. They quarrelled over their rights of precedence with the result that no more corn was ground by the fairies!

The "Banshee" is still believed in by some people in the district.

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