School: Firies (B.) (roll number 15945)

Location:
Fieries, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Mainchín

Filter stories

Back
/ 409 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Story

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0460, Page 391

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

1 Michael O'Leary
2 Ballyfinane, Firies, Farranfore
3 12 years of age
4 school pupil
5 Rockfield Killarney
6 Joseph O'Shea
10 28th January 1936

Story
A friend of mine told me a story of a remarkable apparition which he saw himself when he was a boy.
He was returning home from the town of Kenmare at dusk one evening and he had to pass by a churchyard. When he came near the churchyard he saw a tall man cross the wall and come out on the road. He felt afraid because he thought there was something uncanny in the man's appearance. He was glad when he saw the figure going away from him. As it moved away it became thinner and more like a shadow and it disappeared when it came to an old ruined house nearby. When he went home he told his mother and his

(continues on next page)
Collector
Michael O' Leary
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Ballyfinnane, Co. Kerry
Informant
Joseph O' Shea
Gender
male
Address
Rockfield Middle, Co. Kerry
Language
English