School: Eaglais

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

Filter stories

Back
/ 167 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
The Ghost on the Alt

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 117

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

One night people from Ardvarney were coming from visiting. When they were coming down at Flanagans [?] they saw this man coming they thought he was one of the neighbours and they started to walk middling fast. When they came near him they saw he was not [?] right man. He had a check apron on him &[?] was walking along the top of the alt. The people were getting afraid and they began to run. One of them lost her shawl but she did not wait to get it. She got it the next morning. The next day they looked on the alt and they could see his tracks.

Collector
Maigreadh Mach Domhnaill
Gender
female
Informant
Randall Mc Donnell
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Ardvarney, Co. Mayo
Language
English