School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0647, Page 290

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Many stories are told about fairies who lived long ago. Most of those are told about a ghost by the name of Petticoat Loose. The following is one about her.
Long ago a man named O'Brien from The Nire was returning from Clonmel. It was night. He had a horse and cart and a big load. It was very dark and cold. About two miles outside he overtook a woman who begged of him to give her a drive and so he did. Immediately she sat up the horse was unable to pull the load. She told the man that if it would not pull it, it would be dead next morning. The man left it at a house nearby. When he came next morning the horse was dead.

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There's a mountain in the Comeraghs called Suidhe Finn because he used often seat himself on a rock on this mountain.

There's a mountain in the Comeraghs called Suidhe Finn because he used often seat himself on a rock on

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Collector
Pádraig Teidhirs
Gender
male
Address
Cahernaleague, Co. Waterford
Informant
Tomás Ó Dunaighe
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Ballynamult, Co. Waterford
Language
English