School: Tullybrack

Location:
Tullybrack, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
F. Maguire

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Ghosts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0963, Page 036

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Ghost stories were very common on the winters' nights.
It was only 5 miles to Swanlinbar and on the way there was Ghost at Altachulline School, at the Glan Cross. At Flanagan's Bridge, at [?] and the worst of all at Jim Storey's gate.
The oldest of the men told stories abut Ghosts that were seen in those places by old men when they were but youngsters. And all the times since the ghosts appeared occasionally at those places.
The man would have seen the Ghost, sometimes it would be in the shape of an old man with red burning eyes.
Sometimes it would be an animal shape then it generally was a pig or a dog but never an ass.
Always terror came on the poor man who saw the Ghost.

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Informant
Frank Maguire
Gender
male
Address
Tullybrack, Co. Cavan
Language
English