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School: An Churrach (Crogh), Árd Fhionáin (roll number 7911)

Location:
Curragh, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine

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Scéalta - Petticoat Loose

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 324

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Petticoat Loose: When the people used to be drawing wheat across the mountains by Bay Lough, a woman used torun out beside the loch and murder them. Her name was Petticoat Loose. One man who was passing there had a blackthorn stick and he kept hitting her until he had it worn to the very end, but yet he could not kill her. he then ran to a house near and knocked and shouted to be let in but the people inside thought it was Petticoat Loose and they did not open the door so he was murdered by her. at last some one told the priest about her and he came to Bay Loch and gave a bottle of Holy Water to the man and told him that the next time he saw her to sprinkle it seven times around her. The man did as the priest told him and she couldn't move beyond te place where the Holy Water had been shaken. She was cursing and swearing. The priest came and asked her where she was and she said she was in Hell. The priest has the reason and she said for murdering a little

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Informant
Mrs A. Walsh
Gender
female
Age
87
Address
Lodge, Co. Tipperary
Language
English