Pat Greaney’s Bonhams

Dunmore, Co. Galway

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A man in Hundred Acres, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon named Pat Greaney had a great number of bonhams. A stranger came one day and admired them and soon after they began to die. A neighbour advised him to find the stranger and bring him back so that he could say “God bless them”. This he did, and no more of them died.

Collector: Eibhlín Ní Ailledéa, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Informant: Edward, Burke, Carrownaseer South, Co. Galway

Place: Dunmore, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 29/04/2017.

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