School: Clochar na Toirbhirte, Lios Mór

Location:
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
An tSr M. Cárthach

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A Funny Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0636, Page 2

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There was once a woman who lived in Lismore. She was possessed by the devil, and they called her "Petticoatloose," because one night while at a dance the petticoat fell off her.

She used to live in the woods, and was the terror of the country-side.
She used to pretend to be an old woman and asked the men who would be passing by on a horse for a drive. When she would go into the cart, steam used come out of the horse's legs and next morning the man or the horse would be dead.

Collector
Tess Tierney
Gender
female
Address
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mrs. M. O Donnell
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Address
Lismore, Co. Waterford
Language
English