School: Lismire, Áth Treasa

Lismire, Co. Cork
John Hishon
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0352, Page 037

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  1. Some years ago there resided in the townland of Grelough a man by the name of William Mc Sweeney. his man owed rent to the landlord, O'Keeffe, Newmarket. The landlord died and his widow was forcing him for the rent.
    William Mc Sweeney dressed up like the late landlord and got a horse the same colour as the landlord had.
    About twelve oclock he visited the widow's house riding on his horse. She, seeing him, thought it was the ghost of her dead husband. She came to the window and asked him if anything was troubling him. He said "Yes, give to William Mc Sweeney a clear receipt for his rent!"
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