School: Cuan an Bhainigh (Bannow)
- Carrick, Co. Wexford
- Tomás Breatnach
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“One night many years ago a man named Mr Barry locked himself up in a room.”
One night some years ago a man named Mr Barry locked himself up in a room. There was a bridge near his window and he saw the banshee sitting on it every night.This night he had a loaded gun in the room and he intended shooting her when she would appear. When she appeared he opened the window and fired at her. The next morning he went out to the bridge where he banshee was sitting the night before and instead of seeing the banshee dead he saw those words in blood on the bridge
"Woe to the man who fired the shot."
After a few days the man went out of his mind and died shoortly after.
- Mrs Synnott
- Brandane, Co. Wexford