School: Teampall Mhuire

Location:
Carbad Beg, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Eithne, Bean Uí Mhaonghaille

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Féar Gorta

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0144, Page 036

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If you stand in certain places you will get the "Feir Ghorta". When you take it you would have to sit down.
It is where the people used to rest with the corpses long ago during the time of the Famine on their way to the graveyard. When you go to those places you get very weak an dhungry until you have to stay there until someone comes and relieves you.
There is a place in Cloonyhue, Killala, one in Mr. G. Eardley's land, Dunnamona, Killala, where you take it.

Collector
Margaret Lynn
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Moran
Relation
not a relative
Gender
female
Address
Cartoon, Co. Mayo
Language
English