School: Maio (roll number 13119)

Location:
Trohanny, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Máire Ní Chreaig

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0706, Page 525

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About twenty years ago, my father heard a banshee. A women named Mary O Donnell was sick. The banshee was walking on the tops of the bushes. It was in the Sumer-time and my father was milking the cows outside in the fields. When the cows heard the banshee, they began to run through the fields and they would not let him milk them. So he had to bring them into the byre to milk them. In an hour after, the banshee went over to the house and tapped at the window and the girl died. Then the banshee disappeared.

Collector
Patrick Gargan
Gender
male
Address
Losset, Co. Meath
Language
English

One time, a woman went to the well for a can of water. When she went to the well there was a Leipreachán at it making boots. She looked down at him and said, "I have you now." She thought that she would get a crock of gold from him. Then the Leipreachán said, "do you hear your mother calling you," then she looked round and when

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