School: Oulart (roll number 15419)

Location:
Oulart, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Séamus Ó hAilleacháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0886, Page 413

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There was a wake one time in Oulart. A very old man was waking. Three old men were sitting by the bedside and fourteen young men were roasting mushrooms in the kitchen. The old men rushed down to the kitchen and said that the dead man had opened his eyes. The young men rushed up to the bedroom leaving the mushrooms. "A chance for us now" said one of the old men. The young men could see nothing wrong with the dead man and (could) came down to the kitchen. When they came down the old men had vanished and the mushrooms were eaten.

Collector
Mollie Dempsey
Gender
female
Address
Kyle, Co. Wexford
Informant
M.W. Mythen
Address
Oulart, Co. Wexford
Language
English