School: Cnoc Crochaire (roll number 4955)

Location:
Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Brian Ó hUidhir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0266, Page 104

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In Kellybrook long ago there were a great many trees some of which are now cut down. Amongst those trees there were a few odd-looking ones which were said to be haunted. On one occasion three men went to cut some of those trees for fire wood. When they began cutting the trees, instead of falling, blood began to come (fall) from them. When the men looked around they saw strange men walking around as if guarding the trees.
The men told the labourers to go home but they did not do so. However after a few hours they saw that it was useless as the trees were not falling. They then went home, and within one year the three men

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Collector
Hugh Connaughton
Gender
male
Address
Corboley, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Sarah Connaughton
Gender
female
Address
Corboley, Co. Roscommon
Language
English