Well then you are throled Doug.
Amazed that through-other is only used in the north of Ireland because it
is also used in the north of England.
Mind you some folk stories are common to the West Riding of Yorkshire. Like
Some men were out hunting hares with dogs late one night. They saw a hare
sucking on a cows teet. The dogs gave chase and the hare raced to the
nearest house and jumped through the window breaking the glass. The men
followed to the house and knocked at the door which opened at their touch
and sitting by the fireside was an old hag and she was bandageing her wrist.
She was the Hare.
My father told us that story when we were small children and I thought it
was only an old Irish folk story. BUT one time I was visiting in a house in
Leeds the old man told that same story. He was surprised that I had heard it
before and said it was a Yorkshire Folk Tale.