School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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A Ghost Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 14_003

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On Hallow E'en night 1874 a native of Gormanstown William Keogh was going over a railway-bridge. He heard a banshee crying At last he got angry with the banshee and said "If I had you I would hit you across the face."
After a while he looked over the bridge and a hand hit him across the face. From that on his face was cold in that spot.

Collector
Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
Michael Boland
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Brannockstown, Co. Kildare
Language
English