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- The beansidhe or bean caoin is a fairy woman which foretells death, and the origin of her is handed down to us from generation to generation.
The old system they had long ago was to cry in the funeral from the house to the Churchyard and there were certain women appointed for this who had good voices.
It is thought that it is their spirit that comes back still when anyone of their family name is dying or dead.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Máire Ní Dhuilleáin