School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Rea, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 585

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  1. The beansidhe is supposed to be a woman dressed in white and it is thought that she follows certain families such as the Mac' and the O'. But the truth is that she follows every family only that she is not heard, because the crying that is heard is the spirit of the person that is going to die. I often heard funny tales about the beanside. On one occasion a man came out of a house at four o'clock in the morning and he had to go through a path in a field on his journey; he hadn't gone far when he met a woman
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    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
        1. banshees (~369)
    Patrick Doody
    Sluicequarter, Co. Kerry