School: Carpenterstown (Templefanum) (roll number 5415)

Location:
Carpenterstown, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
Mary Smyth

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0722, Page 148

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There is a certain house near my district called Houndslow House which is supposed to be haunted. It must be a fact because no one lives in it and anyone that does go live there never stays but one night in it. It is a very large house with a nice lawn in front of it. There are several outhouses at the back of it. Long ago it was owned by a man called O'Neill.
At twelve oclock every night the doors and windows begin to bang and rattle. There is one door in it which cannot be shut. There is a story told about it that one night about a hundred years ago a youn woman was coming on a visit to the house. As she was coming below the crossroads, which is near to the house, she fell of a jaunting-car and was killed. She is suppoosed to be seen every night without a head going round the house clad in white.

Collector
Helen Cooney
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Keegan
Gender
male
Address
Carpenterstown, Co. Westmeath
Language
English