‘My mother is a ghost’ – Irish woman’s story of a ‘real life’ ancestor
A woman from Donegal is claiming to have seen her mother as a ghost.
Ms Lóine Díaz was visiting her aunt in a cemetery in Donegal when she met her.
The 60-year-old told The Irish Press she believes her mother, who is now in her 80s, was in a coffin and she had to move her away to help save her life.
She said she believed her mother was buried in a small grave in Doneglesford cemetery.
The cemetery was closed for the funeral of a local farmer who was a descendant of the Díazes family.
Ms Díazar said she believes the family is buried in an unmarked grave at Donegal cemetery.
Ms Dungan, who said she was in the process of buying her grandmother’s belongings, said she still has no idea where her grandmother is buried.
“She is a legend and a legend in my mind is in a grave, a grave at the back of the house, a very quiet grave, with no light,” she said.
“I cannot find the house and no one knows where her grave is.”
There’s no other evidence that I know of, other than what I have read about her.”‘
My mother was an animal’Ms Dungans mother, Irene, who was only four years old when she died, is still in the care of her uncle.
She is believed to have been the only female child of the family.
She had a black eye from being hit by a baseball bat as a child and her left leg was amputated when she was two.
Her father died when she left home, and she was raised by her mother and two siblings in Donega.
The family moved to Ireland in the 1950s and worked as farm labourers.
The Dungans had a family of their own but her mother went into work as a domestic servant.
Her uncle was also a gardener in Donegar, and he left for Ireland in 1961.
Ms Darzies father was a fisherman in Doneggsford.
Ms Dundan, a retired nurse, said the Dungan family had lived in Donegall for generations.
She was a member of the local council, which she said was always in the house.”
We were always told by the neighbours that it was the Dungans house, that we were supposed to come to work on Sundays.
“They were the only ones who were really allowed to do that.”
Ms Dunden said her family was not allowed to see her mother or grandparents as she had a fear of animals.
“My mother used to take her walking with her,” she told The Press.
“The Dungans always used to say that they had no choice but to walk with the dogs.”
She said they could not take their pets, but she was able to go to her grandmothers house, where she would watch the dogs, play fetch and help them out.
“It’s a very lovely place,” she added.’
I saw her once’Ms Dázies uncle, who died in 2014, has been buried in Donegan cemetery.
Her mother was the only woman of her family to survive.
She went to work as an electrician and later became a nurse in Donego in the 1960s.
She moved to Dublin and became a school teacher and then a school secretary.
“Her life changed very little,” Ms Dungan said.
“She did not have children.”
Ms Dunzies grandmother died in 2012 and her aunt died in 2003.