School: Ovens (C.) (roll number 5985)

Location:
Ovens, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Maud Mc Guire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 378

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Mrs. J. Hegarty (45 yrs) living at Castleinch told the following experience to her daughter Mary (13 yrs)
"One night as I had just retired to bed, I heard very sad music beneath my bedroom window. I listened for some time, & at last feeling nervous & convinced that the music was supernatural, I left my room and roused my sister who slept in a room behind me.
She also heard the wailing, which by that time seemed to be moving away in the direction of a house where a friend of ours lay very ill. It died away quite abruptly. Next morning we received the news of our friend's death.

Nora McCarthy (13 yrs) residing at Clashinaffrin, was told by her sister Mary (19 yrs) that the latter & group of

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Collector
Mary Hegarty
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Castleinch, Co. Cork
Collector
Nora Mc Carthy
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Clashanaffrin, Co. Cork
Informant
Mrs T. Hegarty
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
45
Address
Castleinch, Co. Cork
Informant
Mary Mc Carthy
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
female
Age
19
Address
Clashanaffrin, Co. Cork
Language
English