School: Clonsilla

Location:
Clonsilla, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
M. Ní Cholmáin

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Clonsilla - Old Local Stories

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0790, Page 16

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I heard a story from my uncle about Lohunda park ( a place opposite to our house). He told me that when he was a young boy this place was haunted; an old lady who was very fond of haunting had died and left to hounds to the gentleman who lived in Lohunda Park.

While the hounds lived she hunted with them every night around the lawn until mid-night. My uncle said he could hear the week ranking and the hounds yelping plainly. When the last hound died her ghost came no more.
Another story about Lohunda Park, is that a light was to be seen every night along the nut walk, it went up to the top windows and disappeared, this was called will-o'-the-wisp.
I heard a story about Luttrellstown, it is another haunted place. Some years ago a bad man lived in it, he was very wicked, and for a very small offence he would have a man hanged outside his dining room window.
a few years ago that tree was felled by a felled by a storm. This Mr Luttrell had a book which he told his butler not to open. While he was asleep the butler opened the book to look at it, the devil appeared to him, to take him away. The master awoke up just in time to save him from the devil. The devil said if he would give him three jobs, he would not harm the butler. Mr Luttrell said build a mill, and that is how the devil's mill got his name. Its name is

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Collector
Paddy Mooney
Gender
male
Address
Clonsilla, Co. Dublin
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Language
English
Location
Clonsilla