School: Dúnlaoghaire (Christian Bros.)

Location:
Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
D. Ó Muirgheasa

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Widow Gamble's Hill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0796, Page 041

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Widow Gambles Hill
The hill was always haunted by the fairies. From McBriens river to Covenger's pond, the fairies always stayed. There are many stories told of them.
One night as Hugh Brannan was going home, he met the fairies. They had the headless coach as a hearse, and were carrying a coffin. They gave him the coffin to carry, an then they sang,
"Who will get the keys of the cemetery
Who will but Hugh Brannan
Who will carry the corpse
Who will but Hugh Brannan."
As John ONeill was taking a short-cut home one

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