School: Banagher (Parochial)

Location:
Banagher, Co. Offaly
Teacher:
Olive Wilde

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0816, Page 520

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Some centuries ago men were quarrying in a quarry near Banagher, and they must have come near water, because when they came back from their dinner the quarry was fast becoming a lake. This quarry is outside Banagher it is supposed to be haunted, because years ago people threw a baby in to it, but its body came to the surface and it is supposed to haunt the lake. Also, there is supposed to be a mermaid living there and anyone who goes there can see the mermaids stone where the mermaid is supposed to sit and comb her hair.

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There was once a man called Paddy Moran and he was going home one night when he got lost in a field. He saw a light and he went to it and it was a cottage. He looked inside and he saw a crowd of little men sitting round a table and he went in and sat down along with them. One of the little men told him not to eat any of the food. After a while they started to count some money and they gave him a bag of

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Collector
Kathleen Jamieson
Gender
female
Address
Banagher, Co. Offaly
Informant
Joe Lynch
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Banagher, Co. Offaly
Language
English