School: Kilberry, Athy (roll number 13165)

Location:
Kilberry, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Sara Rowan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0781, Page 105

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One time when the Railway was being repaired a man was employed as night watchman. His work was to watch the trains and signal to them that all was clear. He had to carry a lantern for the purpose. One morning when the men came to work, they found his body on the line. The real facts of his death were not known, but it was thought that he had been killed by a train.
That is years ago, but to this day a light is seen in the place where his death occured. Sometimes it is seen waving to and fro. At other times it moves as if held by an invisible hand. There are very few people in the locality, but have seen this strange sight. The people have become so used to it now, that they scarcely mind it.
This light is seen at Sheehan Bridge about two and a half miles from Athy.

Ainm an duine a fuaireas an scéal sin uaidh: Margaret Hutchinson.
A sheoladh. Kilberry, Athy, Co Kildare
A aois. 14 years. A ghairm bheatha. Cailín Scoile.
Cár tógadh é agus cár chaith sé a shaoghal: 1) i gCill Mhuire, Ath Í, Co. Cille Dara.
Ainm an duine ó'r chuala sé an cuntas sin. Mary Hutchinson.
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Informant
Margaret Hutchinson
Gender
female
Age
14
Occupation
dalta
Address
Kilberry, Co. Kildare
Language
English