School: Urhan (C.) (roll number 12260)

Location:
Urhin, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Eimile Ní Urdail

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0276, Page 258

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Long ago there used be spirits there, and their purgatory was that they should kill as many people that would be out late.
One day there was men from Coulagh mowing hay by a man in Urhan he remained talking after his days work and on his way home a spirit attached him and he had a scythe in his hand and defended himself with the scythe. She kept all the ways at him until he came to a stream of water. It is said that the spirits could never cross a bridge or a stream of water. He ran home and he was saved. The old people say that if you would have a hazle stick in your hand or anything steel that you could defend yourself.

Collector
Mairé Ní Aractáin
Gender
female
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Informant
Mícheál Ó Aractáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Language
English