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Folklore and Legend

When Its Bad Manners to Say Thanks

The story of a ghost miller on Lough Gownas Inch Island From the Irish Folklore Collection On the waters of Gowna there …

Lovers of Loftus Hall

She was a fine maiden of thirty years At the table playing cards He, the dark stranger who had come A gentleman …

The Web of Linen

Based on a folk take of the Carty (as Carthy should be spelled!!!) family, told to the Irish Folklore Commission, Eileen’s great …

Salmon of Knowledge

Tobar Segais by hazel trees nine Shed each a nut to the waters still And a salmon hungry there was swimming And …

Hens Plan a Holiday in Scotland

“Thats a hens journey to Scotland” ~ North Longford saying (proverb) Irish Folklore Commission The hens had heard by fluttering word To …

Gurteen Lake in Ballinalee

Gurteen Lake and the Curse of the McCarthys

Verse from another legend from Longford recorded by the Irish Folklore Commission From Clonbroney the priest was travelling Was making his weary …

Lady of Lough Gowna

An eerie cry echos the evening air The mermaids plaintive song The saying among the folk that know Is there will be …

Stalking the White Deer

Bright Moon, she for her lover waits From the Hunt to her to return But he has not come with the skin …

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