School: Kilnaleck (B.)

Location:
Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
P. Ó Máirtín

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The Ten-Step Well

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0994, Page 106

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There is an old well in Lisduff in Mr Hugh Reillys' land called the Te-step Well
In old times the people used the water of this well but now no one does so because it is said that it is haunted by a ghost
This ghost travels from the Ten-step Well down to the monument tree in Seamus Floods field.
The ghost a woman dresses in black stays for a while on her way from Seamus Floods field where the monument tree is standing.
Th place the ghost stands is called ''ghe sur.''
Six very old trees stand near this place.
Three men were once proceeding to the town of Kilnaleck at midnight when they met an old woman
Two of the men saw the

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Collector
Peter Galligan
Gender
male
Address
Druminisclin, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mr Michael Mc Cabe
Gender
male
Age
58
Address
Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Language
English