School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 260

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Long ago there was a house in Lattycrum at which a tall man was often seen at night. The people of the house became accustomed to seeing him walking around and they were not in the least afraid of him. Every night he came nearer to the house until at length he went into a barn beside the house.

When the people went to bed on this particular night they heard music and dancing in the barn. The woman of the house became alarmed and she said that she would not stay in the house any longer but her husband told her not to be afraid. He said that no harm would be done to them.
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Collector
Alice Ward
Gender
female
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Peter Ward
Gender
male
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Language
English