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’, www.duchas.ie