School: Slattagh (roll number 13879)

Location:
Moher, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Brian Ó Baoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0256, Page 049

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Some years ago when the 'dead-caoches' were out a man and his wife, living in this district, were going to a fair about two o'clock.

Some years ago when the 'dead-caoches' were out a man and his wife, living in this district, were going to a fair about two o'clock. On their journey they met a 'dead coach' and although they tried to make the donkey pull in out of the way he would only pull in a small bit and the coach buzzed out and nearly ran over them. The woman shouted "Why did'nt you pull in " to her husband and the driver of the dead-coach turned round and looked after them and they saw it was the face of an old man who was long dead.

Collector
Girlie Walshe
Gender
female
Address
Culleenaghamore, Co. Roscommon
Informant
P.J. Walshe
Address
Culleenaghamore, Co. Roscommon
Language
English