School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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A Story - Lights Around the House

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 015

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One Night a Man was coming from Ballyknock. It was very late at Night when he was coming up the road at Stephen Malleys. He looked back and he saw a croud of people coming up the road after him and lights with them. But he thought it was a croud of boys that were in for poteen When he went into the house his mother asked him what time it was and he said it was halfpast three. He also told her that there was a croud of people up the road after him. He went down to the door to look out to see if they had gone up the road. He just opened the door but he could not fo out as there were a lot of lights shining in the door. He fell on the door step and his mother had to get up and bring him in The mother did not see the lights at all. The boy was never see out so late at night again.

Collector
Nóra Ní Chuinneógain
Gender
female
Informant
Martin Cunningham
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Language
English