School: Anach (roll number 13630)

Annagh, Co. Sligo
Bean Uí Bhanáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0182, Page 323

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  1. There was once a man who used to go to his neighbour's house at night watching other men card playing. As it was usual he used to go by fields and one night as he was coming home he crossed a fence out to a road and immediately he saw four men with no heads on them carrying a coffin and a girl in a white garment walking between the coffin and the man.
    The man was very much frightened and he crossed the fence again and the girl walking on the fence beside him. The men then left the coffin down on the road. The man then fainted and was there for some time and when he survived the men and coffin has vanished but the girl remained there still. She told the man that these men were going to kill him and not to go that way again. The man knew the voice for the girl was a cousin of his own. The girl was dead some years before that.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Agnes Murrin
    Doonsheheen, Co. Sligo
    Mr Richard Murrin
    Lisconny, Co. Sligo