School: Slattagh (roll number 13879)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0256, Page 073

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Once upon a time there was a woman living in a haunted house in this district.

Once upon a time there was a woman living in a haunted house in this district. One night when she went to bed she heard a noise in the kitchen. She got up and to her great surprise saw hundreds of dead people dancing in the kitchen. She went up to the fire and saw a woman stirring something, when the woman who was stirring it saw her she said "Will ya stir this, if ya plaze." The woman said "Faith, I will, a graheen." She kept on stirring the stuff till she noticed a boy whom she knew, and who only died a few days before that, hiding behind another fellow. She went down and said to him: Musha Jonnie! an sure I thought the only buried you a few days ago." The boy was about to strike her with a stick when another man stopped him and told her to be going about her business

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