School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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Clegon's Ghost

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 196

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Lord have mercy on old Tommy Hoey's soul. It was often I hear him tell about the dreadful ghost that often appeared more than 100 years ago on the road leading from Stonetown to Drumgoolan. At present this road is never used. At a certain place on this road now bordered by Mr. Murphy's field a man named Clegon hanged himself. A blackguard he was
Ever since, a light is seen in Roshe's field which adjoins the place where this vicious scoundrel hanged himself. The ghose is a strange light, at one moment blue and the next red. People believe that this light is carried by Clegon's mother's ghost who since the night of her son's death is for ever searching for his soul

Collector
Shelia Matthews
Gender
female
Address
Ravanny, Co. Louth
Informant
Tommy Hoey
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Ravanny, Co. Louth
Language
English