School: Killashandra (2.)

Location:
Killashandra, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Laura Patton

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Local Place Names - Paddy Sean Bán's Garden

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0985, Page 75

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Local Place Names
Paddy "Sean-ban's" Garden.
In Keelagh, Killeshandra there is a small field called "Paddy 'Sean-ban's' Garden." There are the ruins of an old house in it. It is told that long ago the people fought for possession of a house. Paddy was not afraid of any fight - no matter what weapons were used. He was always the winner and was able to hold his own house.
This field is now supposed to be under a curse. It is unlucky to cut anything in this field.
More than fifty years ago a man name Leech accompanied by William Goodwin, went to cut a small tree in it. He took a chip out of it with the first stroke of the hatchet. Blood began to flow out of the tree, so he left it About a fortnight later they

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Collector
Eric Hastie
Gender
male
Address
Killashandra, Co. Cavan
Informant
James Sweeney
Gender
male
Address
Killashandra, Co. Cavan
Informant
John Goodwin
Gender
male
Address
Killashandra, Co. Cavan
Language
English
Location
Keelagh