School: Knocktemple (B.)

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
W. Tuite

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The Banshee

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0998, Page 168

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It is related by old men that the banshee cries for certain families when a member is about to die.
It cries for the Coldwell family, for the Malone family, for the Stafford family, for the Brady family and also the Strong family. Some people say it cries a couple of nights before the death takes place, others say it cries the night of the person's death. Several people claim to have heard it.

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