Folklore

John McCullagh June 24, 2011

  Some kindly women of The Meadow would store unwanted clothes in great bags for the Travelling Woman on her calls. Was she grateful? Well, selectively.

John McCullagh June 23, 2011

We had regular begging calls at home in The Meadow from the Tinkers – or gypsies or Travelling People – back in the 1950s.  

John McCullagh May 21, 2011

Jack told the lady of how he had rescued the baby from the fairies and taken it home to his wife for safekeeping from them.  

John McCullagh May 20, 2011

  Jack Murphy lived in the townland of Leod, near Hilltown. You can see Fitzpatricks’ Quarry buildings rise up about a mile away to your left after you pass the Seven Sisters. That’s Leod.