School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 122

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Death Signs

Before the last world was nothing could be heard for nights but the crying of banshees.

Before the last world-war nothing could be heard for nights but the crying of banshees, so it is said that the people knew that there was going to be a lot of blood shed.

Informant
Mrs Lily Doherty
Gender
female
Age
40
Address
Tullanree, Co. Donegal
Language
English

About eighty years ago a woman who had been away in America for a long time wrote home to her parents who were living beside the convent in Carndonagh, informing them that she was coming home to pay them a visit. The day after she wrote the letter she took seriously ill and died on the night her parents were expecting her. They remained up until a late hour awaiting her arrival but as it was so late they thought perhaps she had stopped in Derry, so they retired to bed. Later in the

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