School: Cill Chuana (roll number 12782)

Location:
Kilcoona, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Conáin

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The Castle of Ballindooley

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0022, Page 0144

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Long ago a certain lord and his wife lived in the castle. One day the lard was going to battle. At that time it was the custom to give a lord something to eat when he was going to a battle. The lady forgot her husband something. After some time she thought of it. She stood on the battle site and she saw a messenger coming towards her. When he told her that her husband was dead at the battle she fell down from the top of the castle and she was killed. She is seen walking round the castle every night since.

Informant
Mrs Margaret Burke
Gender
female
Age
38
Address
Manuslynn, Co. Galway
Language
English