Sean Histon (part 1)
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Sean Histon (part 1)


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Track 1: Sean Histon was recorded at St Ita’s County Home in Newcastlewest. Brought up in Coyle and lived all his life there, he spoke about the killeen (children’s burial ground). Track 2: He spoke about an old mill in Athea and the Roches who used to live there. The collecting of ureán for the cleaning of flax, being sent astray by the spirits is discussed. Track 4: Joan Grogan, a great-grandmother who worked locally in witchcraft, and her visits to Biddy Earley in County Clare. Track 5: A story about his time in the creamery given by Joan Crogan and her cures for local people. She was buried in 1871 in Knockanure.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Limerick county, first series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

15.7 MB, 19 MB, 12.8 MB, 10.3, 23.1 MB

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Witchcraft in west Limerick

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe