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Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
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Travelling Folk - Lady Ahern

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 250

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"Lady Ahern"
This was a familiar figure around Beauparc and Stackallen about 50 years ago. She was so called because of her gentle refined ways and accent. She was one day in the Church at Rushwee during the celebration of Mass and was distracting the Priest - Fr. Rooney by carrying on private devotions of her own. He shouted down "Put that woman out".
This was done and after a few minutes the new silence was broken by a rough country man's voice saying "She's gone in d'other doore now Father".