School: Baile Roibín, Knocktopher

Location:
Newmarket, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Súilleabháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0849, Page 184

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There are lights which travel from Kilcurl churchyard to Sheepstown churchyard. The people in the locality call them the candles. They travel about six feet from the ground. In one field in Ballygerdra there is a stone slab about the dimensions and shape of a coffin, and when the lights pass over this spot they remain stationary and music is heard.
Then they travel on to Sheepstown. These lights are always seen before a person in the district dies.

Collector
Nellie Cassin
Gender
female
Informant
Stephen Cassin
Gender
male
Language
English