School: Cahermurphy, Cill Mhichíl (roll number 15327)

Location:
Cahermurphy, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Séamus Ó Laoighléis

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0602, Page 207

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told the story to the others. The skull was a turnip with holes in it for the eves and nose and mouth and all the inside scooped out and a lighted candle standing in the turnip After that when Michael Cahill came in his cuaird he always went home early.
I got these stories from:
Patrick Downes, (63 yrs).
Cahermurphy,
Kilmihil,
Co. Clare.
Mary T. OConner
Cahermurphy
Kilmihil,
Co Clare.

No. 3. About twenty years ago the Parish Priest of Kilmihil employed a man named Tom Connors to paint the inside of the Church. Tom began to paint and while he worked he whistled to amuse himself. while the work was in progress Fr. Hayes, P.P. came in and Tom was whistling "the Blackbird." The Priest walked up to him and said, "Hush you are in God's house, if you want to

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Collector
Mary T. O' Connor
Gender
female
Address
Cahermurphy, Co. Clare
Informant
Thomas Cahill
Gender
male
Age
68
Address
Cahermurphy, Co. Clare
Language
mixed