School: Druim Mór

Location:
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Catháin

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The Shooler and the Ghost

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 0424

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About sixty years ago there lived in the townland Greenán, Keash Ballymote, a man named Tommy Walsh. He had a son who was to inherit "the place". Now this son was very friendly with a neighbouring girl named Ellen Cryan. Tommy disapproved of the alliance & said that if Micky, the son, married Ellen Cryan his ghost would return and haunt him. Sure enough he kept his word. When Tommy died Micky married Ellen. The ghost manifested his presence in many ways - a usual way was - when the young Mrs. Walsh was alone in the house in the evening - about four or five o'clock usually - she heard terrible noise as if the dresser & all that was on it was smashed on the floor. The young woman used to run for help to her next door neighbour, Big Michael, as he

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Collector
Seosamh Ó Catháin
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Dromore West, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mary Byrne
Gender
female
Address
Kesh, Co. Sligo
Language
English