School: Na Creaga

Location:
Creggs, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin
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    The man grew frightened for he then realised that it was not a person belonging to this life he had seen.
    He went to the fair and when he came home he heard that the the daughter of one of his neighbours was dead. Then he knew that it was the Bean-Shide he had seen.
    In other places a coach comes up to the door at midnight and stays until the person is dead. Then it goes away. Sometimes a "ghostly funeral" goes from the house of the dead person to the graveyard. It is often followed by women who cry and wring their hands over the coffin.
    When the "funeral" reaches the graveyard it fades away at the spot where the person is to be buried.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
        1. banshees (~369)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Eddie Fitzmaurice
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Coalpits, Co. Galway
    Informant
    Mrs Bridget Burke
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Coalpits, Co. Galway