School: Leatbeg (roll number 16146)

Location:
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Peoples

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A Ghost Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1091, Page 045

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A Ghost Story 20/16(?). 12. 1937
About seventy years ago one evening my grandfather was coming home from Milford riding on a black mare. When he was near a little bridge about two miles from his home the mare stood and would go no farther. My grandfather patted her and tried to force her on but still she refused. No matter what he would do she would not go on.
In the end he hit her lightly with his whip but still she would not go on and this time she tried to turn round on the road. My grandfather got angry with her and this time he hit her very hard.
Then the mare rose up on her hind legs and took a leap forward. When the mare was leaping my grandfather saw a black just like a big black dog lying across the road. When the mare got past it she gave a great squal/squeal. (?)
My grandfather had to get down from the saddle and he had great difficulty in getting the mare home. When he got home he had to take the mare

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Collector
John Morrow
Gender
male
Address
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Informant
William Morrow
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
59
Address
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Language
English