Stories from 'In-Home' curated by Aoife McDonnell

Death at the Doorstep

'They used to say that if a knock came to the door and there was no-one outside, then someone was going to die.

The lads used to knock on the door for a good one and run off. *Father laughing*
Another way of knowing that someone was going to die was the Bheanshí. The Bheanshí was a woman with long grey hair wearing all white who would appear when someone was going to die. The Bheanshí would be tearing out her hair and crying by a well. The wailing could be heard and sounded like a fox - 'ahhhh ouhhh'.'