School: Cloonkeen Kerrill (roll number 15429)

Location:
Clonkeenkerrill, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Theresa M. Hurley

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0078, Page 396

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1. About sixty years ago a man named Edward Smith was going home from a visit. On his way home he passed by Loch na hinse, Killuane, Gurteen, Woodlawn County Galway and he saw two men swimming around in the lake. He went near where they were swimming and they changed into two white horses and came out of the lake. When they were out a few minutes they jumped in again and they disappeared.
It is said there was a castle where the lake is now and that the two white horses belonged to the people who lived in the castle. It is said the two white horses can change themselves into men.

2. It is said there is a cat minding a treasure in Crearon bog, Gurteen, Woodlawn, County Galway. He only appears at rare intervals but if you went near him he would swell as big as an elephant.
One day there were men saving hay

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Informant
Michael Burns
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Gortbrack, Co. Galway
Language
English