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Folklore and Legend, Page 2

In the Shadow of Cairn Hill

Are they true the old tales, that he who slay Queen Maeve, Neath one of these cairns in death enjoys sleep? That …

Christmas Eve at the Hospital

Everybody was getting drowsy, drinking coffee to keep awake, Planning to get kebabs and chips, eating biscuits to beat the band, Idly …

Gates to the Gods

Gates to the gods, the people flocks, To worship at the waters pure, To leave tokens, offerings there… Take home some water …

Tyler from Beyond the Grave

Sometimes, within the dead of night, the lodge held in the grip of the dark, When no master sits on the Dias …

The Headless Horseman Rides At Night

The headless horseman rides at night The story the locals tell From Charleville walls is seen the sight Of the spectre from …

Old Clonbroney

This is a ghost story told to me by my mother, from her grandparents, either Kiernans Mill or Treacys. The roadway mentioned …

The Hungry Grass

A shiver runs up my spine As stories I recall Of people dead in times gone by I was told of when …

Dead Souls And Black Dogs

The little old lady had lived for long, She was great of age And the time was coming along For her to …

Culture from a Cigarette Packet

Words I read of Aftons waters Green braes and other lines of Burns the bard, On a packet of cigarettes What funny …

Sitting There Saying Nothing

She sits there saying nothing A wee woman and her wains We know not who she is That sits there with her …

King Congal’s Grief

Congal, the proud king, his wife a prince bore Alas, in giving to her son his life She lost hers, tragic the …

The Hounds of Hells Lake

Barking from its rocky shore At sailors passing by Sometimes at the death of day Sometimes under a noontime sky The black …

A Dream Shared Unknowingly

Picture: Athlone refugee centre, scene of some of the fighting in the Sieges of Athlone in the Wiliamite Wars 1689-1692 A dream …

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