School: Killyclare

Location:
Killycleare, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Bean Uí Cheithearnaigh

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An Old Story - The Haunted Room

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1017, Page 021

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Not very long ago, workmen were taking down Bailieborough Castle. There was a haunted room in this castle which was unoccupied and the men took off the door. That evening a man heard somebody speaking in the room and he went down and saw a large rat lying on the caretaker's bed.
The rat talked to him and spat at him but the man made a noise and the rat turned into a serpent and went out through the key-hole.

Informant
Mr Willie Cahill
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Glasdrumman, Co. Cavan
Language
English