School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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The Woman with the Pisreoga

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 127

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There was once a woman who lived around Moyard and she had a lot of pisreogs. One night she was coming home later and she had cow which she was after buying. It got very dark on her and she had to pass a graveyard on her way. When she was coming near the graveyard she was expecting someone to meet her and she saw a man riding on horseback and she thought it was someone out of her house meeting her but when she went up to him she saw the white ribbon on his forehead as they used to put on the dead in the olden times.
She also noticed a young girl who had died that very day and the woman said that she had been taking her away. When she saw that it was a ghost, she caught hold

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Collector
Seán Joyce
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Mary Coyne
Gender
female
Age
82
Address
Moyard, Co. Galway
Language
English