School: Clonmacnoise

Location:
Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
Teacher:
P. Ó Maolmhuaidh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0812, Page 045

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outside, and I will call in coming back. He put a little heap of stones outside the house. Then he went to sell his barley in Birr. When he was coming home there was no trace of the house to be seen. The little heap of stones was there alright.
The cart did him as ling as he lived with the sally axle. It was a little fairy house he went into.

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The Coffin Bush
The Coffin Bush is to be seen yet in John Claffeys field at the side of the road. Up to a few years ago the people used to leave down the coffins, and pray over them at this bush on their way to Clonmacnois. If you were coming home by this bush after twelve o'clock in the night, a man would appear with no head on him. He would walk out before you, and then

The Coffin Bush is to be seen yet in John Claffey's field at the side of the road. Up to a few years ago the people used to leave down the Coffins, and pray over them at this bush on their way to Clonmacnois. If you were coming home by this bush after twelve o'clock in the night, a man would appear with no head on him. He would walk out before you, and then

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Collector
Bridget Egan
Gender
female
Informant
Frank Egan
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
65
Language
English