School: Eaglais

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 078

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Once a man was at a fair. He bought a lot of herrings. When he was coming he met ghosts. They took all the herrings from him but when he reached home he had more herrings than he had bought. It was after twelve o'clock at night. And after twelve o'clock ghosts are to be seen.

Collector
Margaret Mc Donnell
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Randall Mc Donnell
Gender
female
Age
56
Address
Ardvarney, Co. Mayo
Language
English

Over 20 years there was a very big storm It blew the roofs of houses and it knocked stacks of oats and other things. Some oats was blown down to Burren from about two miles away. It was one of the biggest storms we ever had. The people still talk about it