School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 188

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 188

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    car coming after him. As it was passing it stood for him to get in.
    The driver was dressed in black with white cuffs an collar and a tall hat. He drove him in to the town of Oughterard and the car stood there to let him out. There was a smell of cold clay on the car. When he looked back at the car it looked like a dog and the driver looked like his own brother who had died long years ago.
    This car is called the Couch bour and it is always heard in Cregg before a person dies.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. On Christmas night the people light a large candle and put it in their window
    They also leave the door open so that if Our Lady were passing she would see the light and she would go in
    On Saint Stephens day a number of men would go around, they are called
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    1. events
      1. events (by time of year) (~11,476)
        1. Christmas (~455)
    Mary Heffernan
    Oughterard, Co. Galway