A Waterford Ghost Story- The Legend of Petticoat Loose
A monster with the body of a horse, and the head of a woman, who lives in the lake of Clogheen in the Knockmealdown mountains.
It’s simply the ghost of a six-foot-tall local witch called Mary Hannigan, better known as ‘Petticoat Loose’ because her skirts kept coming unbuttoned.
Mary’s misdeeds during her life included murdering her husband, killing neighbours’ cattle and randomly hitting local dairymaids with flying milking stools. It led to her spirit being condemned to empty the lake with her sewing thimble until the end of time.
When she appears (which is rare), she asks, somewhat rhetorically: ‘When will the day of judgement come?’ before disappearing back under the water.
Started from #thevee carpark and ascended #sugarloaf first. Steep but quick peak in the bag, before trekking our way across to the summit of Knockmealdown ⛰️ Back down through very overgrown Glenmoylan in the rain.
Knock, knock. Walking the boundary wall between County Tipperary and Waterford ...
Sugarloaf Hill ⛰— Knockshane 🏔— Knockmealdown 🏔— Knocknagnauv ⛰— Knocknafallia 🏔— Knockmeal ⛰— Crohan West ⛰ #knockknock#knockmealdownmountains#boundrywall
It's great to see that the works to connect Newcastle onto the recently launched Suir Blueway have started this morning. The works include repairing the wall at The Glen and creating a tarmac path from the church carpark across the field and into the river before the bridge.
This new amenity creates a new tourist potential for South Tipp and will attract more fishermen and watersports people to our village where they can enter the river and exit at any of the other newly developed Blueway points along the 53km path between Cahir and Carrick on Suir.