School: An Pasáiste Thoir (C.), Port Láirge

Location:
Passage East, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Clare, Bean Uí Eachthigheirn

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Ghost Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0652, Page 300

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A man named Pat Whelan who lived in Dunmore used to walk to Killea, very late in the night to play cards. On his way home he used to go through the old grave-yard for a short cut. A certain man thought he would play a joke on him and frighten him one night. This night he stood behind a tombstone and waited there for Pat to come.

Now Pat was very brave and did not believe in ghosts. He came through the grave-yard very late and stood when he saw the man with the white sheet on him. Then Pat said, "Is there only one of you here tonight, there were two here last night." The supposed ghost ran away with fright, and did not try his tricks on him again.

Collector
Julia Walsh
Gender
female
Address
Passage East, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mrs Julia Walsh
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Passage East, Co. Waterford
Language
English