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- (continued from previous page)Dubhairt fear de mhuinntir na luinge go mba mhaith an t-urchar a bhéadh ag an bhfear a chuirfeadh as an solus a bhí ar an bhfuinneoig seo. Chaith fear de na fir urchar leis an solus agus mharbhuigh an t-urchar fear a' tíghe.Tháinig moisíam feirge ar mhuinntir a tíghe nuair a chonnaic siad an fear marbh agus thug an slinneánaidhe faoi deara é. Níór mhaith leis é.
"Innseochaidh mé a thuilleadh dhaoibh" (ar seisean) "Feicim an fear is measamhla atá ag teacht isteach go Sráid Bhaile Fhiacháin (Newport) dá chrochadh amach ó na dhoras féin" Ba é seo an tAthair Mac Suibhne a crochadh tamall gearr i n a dhiaidh sin.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- The seanachaidhe told me another story which I cannot give word for word but which was to this effect. The soldiers came to a certain house searching for Fr Sweeney. They had made a careful search but without avail and were about to leave the house, when one soldier took a hay fork and made a drive at some hay on a loft in the end of the house. On seeing this an old woman in the corner cried out "Oh a mhuire they have the poor priest killed" The soldiers then knew that the priest was on the loft and came back again. They found him and brought him away.It is a very bad sign to meet with a dead fish when you are going anywhere. The mor-(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Mártain Ó Braonáin