The Eglintons – A story

Windfield, Co. Galway

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The Eglintons lived in Summerhill. Two young men went out fishing and caught an eel. The eel went mad all along the road for about a mile before they could kill it. They took it home and cooked it. Each of the men’s families got a bit of it and they all went mad. About 12 of them were taken to the graveyard at Killyan.

Collector: Delia Conneel, Ardeevin, Mountbellow, Co. Galway

Informant: Thomas Ryan, Ardeevin, Mountbellew, Co. Galway

Place: Windfield, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’,

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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