School: Clochar na Toirbhirte, Tralee (roll number 16871)

Location:
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An tSr. Bríd

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An Old Story - The Headless Coach

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0439, Page 108

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A certain man was working for Miss Killard in Ballyard, he was her coachman. He was about fifty years old.

One night he took his mistress to a ball in princes Street it was just after midnight as that was the custom. He remained for about a quarter of an hour and he started for Ballyard and was to return again for his mistress at seven o'clock.
When he was passing the jeffer's Institute which was then the "Fever Hospital" he heard the trotting of horses behind him, he thought he would have company on the road so he slowed down. The other horsed slowed down also.

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Informant
Mrs Sullivan
Gender
female
Address
Ballymullen, Co. Kerry
Language
English