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  1. Great Runners

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Chrissie Boland
    Informant
    John Boland

    Paddy Bobee, Ballybunnion was a very good runner. He used to run from Ballybunnion to Listowel and back again for two pence, about forty years ago. Ned Luneard, Coolard, Pete Ward, Killgarvan, William Walsh Coolard, and Paddy Sullavan, Mount Hayes were supposed to be the best runners in sports about forty five years ago.

  2. Fear an Chuacháin

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Bridie Flaherty
    Informant
    Denis Flaherty
    Age
    68

    case was going against him. He called on "Fear an Cúathán", and he appeared on the bench and they were hanged. He got married to the gentleman's daughter, and he came back to Ballybunnion and took his father and mother to Galway where they lived happily.

  3. Landlords

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Peg Leahy
    Informant
    Ned Galvin

    There was a Land lord called Supple. He had an estate of his own. One day two Galvins were going to Ballybunnion on some business. Some other people were going too. At that time it was a big thing to have a trap and very few people had them. There was one in Listowel and it was out on hire every day. This day they got the trap.

  4. Hidden Tresaure

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Teresa O Carroll
    Informant
    Michael Griffin
    Age
    70

    down in the ground. They sent it to the museum. A man named John Hanrahan owns the land now. It is the boundary between Mr. Connor's land and Shanahan's land.
    Teresa O'Carroll VI
    Dairy Lodge,
    Ballybunnion
    Michael Griffin,
    Dairy Lodge,
    Ballybunnion

  5. A Story on Witchcraft

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Teresa O Carroll
    Informant
    Michael Griffin
    Age
    70

    cows were of no use and no cream came of the milk and the people could not make butter. They were afflicted with sickness. When the priest came to the house of the Rices he heard of what she had done. The priest came to her and nobody knows what happened, but she did not live long after. Her family live in Ballyconry at present and Paddy Mahony still resides in Ballyegan. This happened about fifty years ago.
    Teresa O'Carroll VI
    Dairy Lodge,
    Ballybunnion
    Michael Griffin,
    Dairy Lodge,
    Ballybunnion

  6. Landlords

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Peg Leahy
    Informant
    Ned Galvin

    On their way to Ballybunnion they met Supple on the road on horseback. He gave them the royal salute as they had a trap. He was delighted to see one of his tenants having a trap.
    One of the people said they would be sorry for having a trap. The following day that Land Lord came to their house and raised their rent higher than what it was. When he came in, to one of the houses they were eating dinner. They had a white cloth on the table and they asked him to eat some and he only when over to the table and took four potatoes in his hand. The two houses were up together. They were the two parties