School: An Cheathrú Mhór

Location:
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
P. Ó Glacáin

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A Humorous Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 102

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Once upon a time when there was a Coast Guard Station in Killerduff behind Ballycastle where the convent is now, a dead coach as it was called used to go through the town of Ballycastle every night at twelve o'clock or after it.

Nobody knew what it was but it was thought that it was a fairy coach, because there was not any horse or anything drawing it, and it was a queer thing to see a coach without anything drawing it, as there were not any cars or traps in those days.
One night a woman (she was called the

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Collector
Kathleen Duggan
Gender
female
Informant
Miss Ellen Franklin
Gender
female
Age
52
Occupation
domestic worker
Address
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Language
English
Location
Ballycastle