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The Hag - Cailleach

Belcarra Eviction Cottage

Alcove opening off kitchen area in most thatched cottages. The alcove was often the sleeping quarters of the old woman of the house hence the name cailleach (old lady).

From her bed she was able to maintain a certain amount of discipline and exercise some discipline over children in a mother's absence. She was also kept within the family circle and was party to most family activities.

In the Eviction Cottage near Elmhall graveyard.