School: Kerrykeel (roll number 6849)

Location:
Carrowkeel, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mac Gabhann

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surprised because they heard the 'Banshee' a few nights before.
Other people will swear that they can always tell of an approaching death by hearing some noise which cannot ordinarily be accounted for.
A bird appearing at the window of a sick person is supposed to be a sign that the person who is ill is not going to get better.
A large gap in a funeral procession is said to be a sign that there will be another funeral from the same house within a short time.

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Some of the old people believe in water bulls.

Some of the old people believe in water bulls. I heard the following story from a man named Hugh Coll concerning his great grandfather whose name was Green.
Green was making poteen in a still house on the top of Knockalla mountain close to one of the lakes there. He had got information that owing to most of the police being away on duty at the assizes there was no danger of interference. He was taking advantage of this and was engaged

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Collector
Séamus Mac Gabhann
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Informant
Cormac Logue
Gender
male
Age
74
Address
Ranny, Co. Donegal
Informant
Hugh Coll
Gender
male
Language
English