School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire de Staic

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 466

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XI
Long ago there was a man living near the city of Galway.
This year he had a lot of 'money' oats and he was going to the mill with it. He had to pass through bloc Meadh and it is said that there are fairies living in that place. This night he was coming home and he had an ass an cart with him. The fairies came out before him and they brought him into their fort. After a while the fairies made another man and put him in the cart. The ass and cart and the dead man went home. The next day Mass was read for that man and he was buried. John Kelly was the name of the man who was with the fairies. He stayed with them three

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Collector
Kathleen Naven
Gender
female
Informant
John Waldron
Gender
male
Age
circa 65
Address
Crossboyne, Co. Mayo
Language
English