School: Achadh Mhaoláin (roll number 9254)

Aghawillin, Co. Leitrim
Mrs Prior
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0226, Page 409

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  1. Miss Hynes was a landlady that was ruling over this part of the country. She lived near Garadice which is believed to be in the townland of Drumlonan which in these days was the chief residence of the landlord.
    One evening later in winter she was riding in her carriage in the parish of Templeport and she was shot.
    The man that shot her was Doonan Murphy. He lived in the present townland of Cruckawaddy.
    No one ever knew the least thing about it unless his wife.
    Before he shot her he had to follow her about a mile. The coachman was in the way and he couldn't shoot her unless to shoot the coachman first.
    At last the coachman got down to open a gate and he shot her in the carriage.
    One night they were sitting in the kitchen and they began to talk very strong on some subject.
    At last she said: "I suppose you'll shoot me the way you shot Miss Hynes".
    There was some one listening who told the tale. The week did not go until he
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Francis Mc Kiernan
    Mrs Joseph Mc Kiernan
    Sradrinan, Co. Leitrim