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named Mrs. Hannah Mansfield aged 39 years of age
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of the bed in his arms with out no delay and placed her on the grate over a blazing fire. She started to scream as loud as she could when he was placing her on the grate. When her father heard the screaming he ran for his gun and tried to burst in the door to shoot crowley. In one minute when the young lady that was outside the door jumped inside the door and ran to her father and put her arms around him saying O father father I am your daughter whom crowley has saved. Don't shoot him. She was only a spirit that was put there int he bed instead of me when the swept me away. I could not come in beyond the door when he put her out the chimney. So the father ran to crowley and caught him by the hand and told him that he would give him all his gold and houses all belong to him and to marry his daughter. So Crowley got married to the young lady and they all lived happily together after. Written by Mary Sullivan, heard of this story being recited by my mother
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2019-05-31 00:28
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to seep her off the horse. This crowley did as she told him and he cut them down and kept on cutting them down until he had the last one cut down. Then he had the young lady saved. She told him now to drive on as far as three miles and to stop at such a house and this he did. She told him to take her down off the horse and to place her on the ground. She told him mow that was her father's house that there was a sick girl inside in the room and to go to her father and to ask the key of the room door. She told him to tell her father that he was a Doctor that he would go to see his daughter and that he would cure her for him.So the father agreed and gave him the key and told him that if he would cure her that he would give him all the gold he wanted. crowley went into the room and locked the door behind him leaving the father standing outside the door waiting for the glad news of his daughter recovering. So Crowley set to work inside the room and went over to the girl's sick bed and took her out
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2019-05-31 00:23
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except she would get three drinks of that bottle there in the table. He said to the other one the first drink she would get of the bottle she would breath and the second drink she would get she would open her eyes and the third drink she would get she would rise up in her body. Crowley being a hide inside the door made a dash for the bottle and made off home with it. When Crowley went home he did as he heard them saying. He gave her three sups of the bottle and as soon as he did she got quite allright in the very minute. She looked around her and spoke to Crowley and told him that it would be no good except he go on. Get the best white horse in the village. So Crowley went on got the best while horse there. When he came back with the white horse she told him now to put her sitting up in the horse before himself and to get two swords to place one sword in each hand and to cut them down at each side as fast as the horse would go for they would be in sworms at each side trying
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2019-05-31 00:18
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He was not long inside when six men came in and they carrying a coffin on their shoulders and left it down in the hall and went into the dining room. While they were inside in the dining room what did crowley do but take the coffin away home with him. When the six men returned back the coffin was gone and they searched all over for it but could not find it for crowley had it taken away with him. Crowley went again to mass on the third sunday and this small little man came again to him at the same place and said to him that he was a good man if his courage don't fail in him tonight. He told him to go the same place as he was before. He was not long inside when a big party came in and went into the dining room/ The party that came in were talking about the coffin that was stole. Where was Crowley but listening to what they were saying. One of them said that it was a pity to leave the young girl go with him that was inside in the coffin. Another one of them said that the girl was no good to Crowley.
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2019-05-31 00:13
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Hurley. The asked him to give them their hurley he said he would not give it that he was able to use it himself. They told him to come along with and to use it so he wwnt away with them to the field where they were going to be playing the hurling game. They started the match and they were not long playing when Crowley put out a goal against north Kerry. The south Kerry took him up in their shoulders ten times around the field he gained the field that night. They told him to go home that he would be alright that he was safe. Next Sunday came and he attended mass again as usual and the same man came to him again at the same place and he said to him again the second time that he was a good man if his courage don't fail in him tonight and hold him to be in such a place again tonight at the same hour as he went before that. Crowley went home an waited until the night came and did as he was told. So he started away to the same place at the same place hour until he came to this long hall as before.
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2019-05-31 00:09
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to leave him home to her that she was going to die any minute he left home again for twelve months more. When next Sunday came Crowley went to mass as usual he used not go into the Church but stay outside the sacrisdty door and when mass was going on a small man came into Crowley and said to him Crowley you are a good man if your courage don't fail on you tonight. He told Crowley to be in such a place tonight at twelve o'clock that there was a hurling match going to be on between North Kerry and south Kerry by the people of the other world. So Crowley did as he was told and he arrived at a long hall he sat down inside the door of the hall and he was not long there when six men came in each one having a hurley. They left their hurleys down sideways in the hall while themselves went into the dining room. The six men never noticed Crowley sitting in the hall.. After a little while they came back again for their hurleys and one of the hurleys was missed by the men. Who did they see standing in the hall but Crowley on he having one
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2019-05-31 00:04
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Tim Crowley, the Widow's Son
Long ago there lived a widow who was very poor who had only one whose was Tim Crowley who was her only support. He was very fond of night walking and cardplaying. One night as he was coming home he met a dog in his way home. The dog held him up and asked him where he had been all night. He told him where he was cardplaying the dog told him that he should come with himself now. So Crowley asked and begged of him to leave him go home to his old mother who was in delicate health and very sick so he granted hs request and left him go home but he had to promise him faithfully that he would meet him again at the same place when the twelve months would be up for certain. He was up to his promise and met the dog at the same place again that night. He told the dog that his mother was very bad and she had no other one else to take care of her and he requested him
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2019-05-25 01:21
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Kathleen was next, and did it well also. In the front seat sat Mr. Doyle, the young man that took the photos. When he saw it before him, he could not make out how did it come there as he had one in his own house the same as it. He thought some member of his family gave it, to the person that was running the concert. When he went home, he asked his parents did they give the picture, and they said no. He told them how he saw a picture in the concert the very same, and the nicest singer he ever heard. He made inquiries and he invited the two young ladies to his house. He got surprised, when mary told him, that it was herself that gave him the tea in the island in Kenmare river. She told him the picture was one of the ones that himself took and sent it to her from America. After some time Mary and Mr. Doyle got married. They visited the island again. Mary's father was very glad to see Mary married to the
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2019-05-25 01:17
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to hang it on the wall. Mary used always be singing Irish songs doing her housework. Not long afterwards she learned the songs and how to sing them to Kathleen, and she turned out to be one of the finest signers in the city of Boston. The O'Brien family and Mary were invited to a wedding. Kathleen and Mary sang, some Irish songs, and the people of the wedding said that they were the finest singers they ever heard. Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien never knew that their daughter was able to sing, and they were delighted. When they went home they asked Kathleen who learned her j
how to sing, and she said Mary. Some weeks afterwards there was a concert held in aid of the Gaelic League. Mary and Kathleen were invited to sing there. They went and brought the photograph with them , and hung it, in front of the stage. Every one was looking at it and it was lovely. Mary was the first to sing and all present were surprised to hear the nice singer.
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2019-05-25 01:13
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his parents were born near Kenmare. But he did not know exactly what was the name of the place. Mary and her father showed him all around the island and when he saw the huge stone and so easy to move it he got surprised. He took a photograph of Mary and her father sitting near the stone, and promised that he would send it when he reach American. Some weeks afterwards Mary received a dozen photographs, and herself and her father looked lovely. Some years afterwards, Mary went to America. Her father and brothers were very lonely after her. She told her father that she would come home after some years. She brought one of the photo with her. She got it enlarged after going to America. She put it in a frame painted green and gold. She got employment from a man and woman by the names of Mrs. Mr. O'Brien. Mrs. O'Brien had only one in family, a daughter, her name was Kathleen. Mary and Kathleen were great friends. She got a place in Mrs. O'Brien's
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2019-05-25 01:07
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Story about May Sullivan and her Father
Long ago a man named Con Sullivan lived in an island in the Kenmare River. He was married to a loevly girl named Mary Crowley. They had four
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2019-05-25 00:41
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A story of a woman that lived in Colluras
This did not happened not so very long ago. One nighte everyone in the house was out fishing. There was no one inside but the woman and the child. She heard a lot of noise in kitchen and the child was taken out of the bed. Then she heard hime crying up in the kitchen and she asked for God's sake to giver, her own child and no other one but her own, and they they fave her own child back again. After that she had a girl and when she was about six years old. Se used to say "loot she her, and look at she there, and look at she everywhere." It was a witch that was haunting the little girl and she was trying to take her away. One day the girl was outside the cabin and there was a basket put on her neck and it was squeezed on her and it choked her. A year after that she had a boy and he had a big stomach, he had no teeth, and he was pale out. One day they had the stations and the priest came in and he saw the boy. He asked his mother where did they get the witch and she said that they had no witch and he said that boy there was a witch. He said too that he would come again in two days time and if he would be there before him, that he would put a shovel in the fire, and
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2019-05-24 22:04
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The Kerry were descened in the
stain of Royal blood.
I Mary Shea got this song from my father Patrick Shea of Lehud.
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2019-05-24 21:47
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Lauragh Church
Lauragh Church was built over seventy years ago. When it was roofed a great storm came and blew off the roof. It had to be roofed over again. The men that did the carpentry work in it were my great grand uncle Morty Larry and my great great grandfather Ned Jones. My grandfather remembers to be at Mass in the old Church. There was a gallery in it.
I, Anna Sullivan wrote this story from my grandfather Michael Guihan. Aged eight two years.
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2019-05-24 21:39
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A Whirlwind
Daniel Sullivan's daughter of of Glentrasna was working in Cloherane. One day the firl and a few others were out saving hay. A whirlwind came. As it was passing her she got a sting on her neck and she got evil on it. She went to doctors but she could not be cured. She got very sick and she was staying at her uncle's Michael Sullivan (Green) who was living in Derryloughy. He made the sign of cross on it three mornings fasting. He cured her as he was the seventh son.
Betty Walsh got this story from Mrs. M. Sullivan (Green) aged 76
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2019-05-24 01:07
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they were very lonely after. The daughter was married east of Pat the masters old house. There is white thorn bush still in the spot where her house was. One day the daughter's mother that lived in Pat Sheas was going west to Bunaw and she met her daughter on the top of "Leacs". The mother got a fright when she saw her and she was not able to talk to her and she could not stir in the road. But the daughter told her not to afraid and to wash and clean the children for Christmas. The daughter told her too to look at her legs that they were all torn after the briars because she had no stockings and she told her to knit a pair for her. She had no skirt and she told her to buy a skirt and shawl for her and she told her to be sure to clean the children for Christmas. Then she said "Good bye" and that she would not see her anymore. Whe the children grew up they went to America. Two years ago they came home to Ireland looking for there birthplace but they could not find it. They stayed in Kenmare so they went away again. My grandmother knew their mother well.
My grandmother told me this story.
Mary Harrington
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2019-05-24 00:56
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that he would redden it, and then he would put him sitting on it. That moment he got sick and he was dead before two days.
My grandmother that told me this story.
Mary Harrington
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2019-05-24 00:38
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young man that took their photos. Mr. Doyle found out his friends in Templenoe and where his parents were born. They wer all glad, to see him, and to be married to Mary. They went to America again, and Mary and her husband lived very happy afterwards.
My mother that told me this story.
Eileen Sullivan
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2019-05-24 00:17
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sons and a daughter. When the daughter was twelve years old, her mother died so she had to act as a house keeper to the rest of the family. she was the youngest of the family and her name was Mary. She kept the house, and all the place around it very nice and clean. Flowers of all sorts were growing in a small garden in front of the house. In the centre of the island there was large stone, over sixty ton weight, resting eavenly upon the top of a smaller stone that a person would move it with their hands, and it would not fall off. Mary and her brothers used spend the most of their time playing around it. One day a young man came to see the island, he was delighted when the place and all around it so nice and clean. Mary gave him tea, and home made bread, he told her his name was Michael Doyle, and said that he came from Boston, America. He said
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2019-05-24 00:07
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was always quiet, and used never be crying. One day the youngest child was about seven years old, her mother came in to the house, and asked the eldest girl, did she know her, and she said that "you are my mother". She asked her mother where were you with the past seven years. The mother said that she was in Purgatory all that time, and to-morrow that she was going to Heaven. She asked the girl where was her father and the girl said, "that he should take better care of ye", and that herself was taking care of them all that time.
My mother that told me this story.
Eileen Sullivan
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2019-05-23 00:32
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Den Shea from Bunaw
Long ago there was a man by the name of Denis Shea who lived east of Mike Mccarty. Every night he used go out walking. His father died in the 26st of June and he went out a few nights after that. He was going up. Near Felix Mccarty at Direenatolog road, and he saw a white woman crossing the toad. He ran home and jumped into bed, and he died a week after that with the shock he got.
Neil O Sullivan got this story from Paddy Shea Bunaw aged 79 years.
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2019-05-23 00:28
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went on with a number of the family, and never stopped until he came to Cloherane mountain and high up there he got the horse. He used go to meet the car coming from town, and he used to know the noise of it. One night one of the boys lost a rug, the dog was behind the car and brought the rug with him in his mouth home. He lived fourteen years old, his name was Shep.
Jeremiah Sullivan Gloss.
I got this story from my father age 57.
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2019-05-23 00:10
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the child, was in foal and it is said no foal lived in Fehanaugh ever after. Anna Sullivan wrote this story from her grandmother Nancy Sullivan. Aged eighty years.