School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 023

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There was an old woman living in Feakle long ago. ...

There was an old woman living in Feakle long ago her name was Biddy Early She was married three times and had no children. She was a witch and she could cure people. She could then tell you about the person you wanted to be cured, whether he would live or die. It was how she had a bottle and she would shake the bottle and look into it. She could tell you if you were rich or. The people that would go to her would have to bring her presents. She would not take any money.

Collector
Micheal Davenport
Gender
male
Informant
Thomas Davenport
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Ballyhehan, Co. Clare
Language
English