School: Cathair Loisgreáin (C)

Caherlustraun, Co. Galway
Máire Nic Aodha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0022, Page 0580

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  1. One night one of the Murphy men from Kilkeel was going home, he had to pass a good many fields, between Killgarriff and his own home. He had a deck of playing cards in his pocket including the joker. When he was in third field and it was a lonely one when he noticed a bullock following him and the walls falling before him. The animal was nearly up to him when he thought of the joker which he had in his pocket, he pulled it out, and threw it away, and then the bullock stopped following, and the man got home safe. The devil is sometimes called the joker, and it is unlucky to carry the joker with you when you are out at night.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    2. objects
      1. man-made structures
        1. historical and commemorative structures (~6,794)
    Mary Gannon
    Denis Murphy