School: Cluain Leamhac (Cloonloo) (roll number 12767)

Cloonloogh, Co. Sligo
Ml. Mac Lochlainn
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0188, Page 074

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  1. Once upon a time there was a man named Jack Farrell.
    He owned a big house and had many tennants. He was
    a very cruel man and when he died the place was haunted
    ever afterwards. One day four men came to dig potatoes near
    the house, and the evening came wet and they had to stay
    in the house. That night at midnight they heard a great
    noise upstairs. A barrell came down and rolled around
    the kitchen and went up again. Next came a turkey
    cock and went round the kitchen and went up again.
    Then the men saw a black man coming down the stairs
    and the men made off with their live. The story went
    round and the men heard it themselves
    The men said that no ghost would frighten them
    and they stayed in the house the next night
    and went to bed at midnight. The same thing
    happened as the night before. The black man came
    down and stood at the fire looking down at them
    in the room. But one of them was wiser the rest.
    He had a little bottle of holy-water in his
    pocket and he made at the black with it and ordered
    him out to hell and the black man went from
    the house in a blaze of fire and that was the end of
    Jack Farrells Ghost.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Patrick Mc Crann