School: Sceichín an Rince, Cloichín an Mhargaidh

Skeheenaranky, Co. Tipperary
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One night three men were in a house together preparing to go to a fair next morning. One man went out for a bucket of water and the door was thrown in three times. At last they left the house and as they were passing a wood they thought they heard all the trees falling and saw a man dressed in white running up the wood. There was a house nearby in which nobody lived and they saw a light in one of the windows.
About 12 o'clock one night a man was coming from Galtee Castle and he met a man dressed in black reading a book in the moonlight.
A man was coming along the road near Kilbehany and he fell asleep in the dyke. He woke up about 4 o'clock and was proceeding towards home. A black sow followed him and was snapping at his heels. She kept doing this until they came to a part of the road which was flooded. Then the sow disappeared.

One evening a man was sitting on a heap of stones in his own yard. A funeral came up from a lios nearby. There was a priest at the head of it reading a prayer book. He said to the man, "get up and go away out of this".
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John Walshe
Skeheenaranky, Co. Tipperary