Bridie Reilly, Nancy Flynn, Babby Colohan and Nellie Coghlan
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Bridie Reilly, Nancy Flynn, Babby Colohan and Nellie Coghlan

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This recording was compiled at the home of Babby Colohan in Eyrecourt on the eve of Halloween, where a gathering of local women took place. They discussed the old customs associated with the pagan festival. Stories relating to the Shannon River surfaced and recalled were the eleven cottages which were prone to flooding and from which the occupants were relocated in the 1950s. The people who were moved at that time are remembered and discussed. Also discussed were piseogs, the banshee and fairy lore. A local Cillín was mentioned, and a discussion ensued on the way in which wakes were conducted in the area. Some rhymes and riddles of childhood were recited. Also contributing to this recording is Brendan Spelman from Clonfert, who was recorded on location at the old abandoned cottages near the Shannon.

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Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

78.81 MB

Number of files:

1

Subject:

Local Customs and Beliefs

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

Date Recorded

2004

Location of Recording

Eyrecourt, Co. Galway

Product ID:

CDHC18-77