School: Dromlogach Mainistir na Féile (roll number 10908)

Location:
Dromlegagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Eighneachán Ó Muircheartaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0407, Page 628

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One night about twenty six years ago I went rambling on a Sunday evening to my sister's Mrs Wouffe of Kilconlea.
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four greyhounds overtook me at Parson Bentleys - every two of them tied together with nice bright chains. As they passed me one of them growled at me. I thought they were the biggest hounds I ever saw. Theu were more like boar-hounds. They conveyed me along to the grán (gorrán) bridge sniffing along the roadside sometime passing me out and sometime delaying behind me. When I came to the bridge they disappeared or at least I missed them there. I came on and as I was coming up to Cnocmaol I went in to Corridan's cabin from a shower and it being so late in the night and I being so tired I fell asleep until seven o'clock next morning. Next morning I got up from my bed of hay and went home, fell sick that very evening and was removed to hospital next day, where I remained six months and spent several nights raving about those four terrible hounds with their black covers and girts. I never since went to Kilconlea by night or by day.

Collector
Siobhán Ní Chiarba
Gender
female
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
80
Language
English

One cold and stormy winters night as I was coming from rambling it was about 12 o clock so when I came to the end of the house I met the donkey and he was very cold and perished looking there. Being cold and snowy we had put in the cows and had no vacant place for the ass. I had such pity for him I caught him and brought him into the kitchen and tied him at the back door. I sat down eating my supper. I had a candle lighting when I heard a terrible bang and the ass set back breaking his tying and walked up around

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