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County Galway Ghosts, Folklore and Paranormal Places

Sad Old Man

Location: Maam Cross - Old dirt road running along a hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom stands on a sharp bend in the road - cars have passed straight through him.

Fairy Battle

Location: Taum - Cnoc Meadha, aka Knockmagha, Knockma, or Knock Ma (hill)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Circa 1846
Further Comments: It was said that fairies fought openly above the skies of this hill during the potato famine. The hill is also said to be the burial place of Finnbheara, king of the Connacht fairies.

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