School: Swords (C.) (roll number 7339)

Location:
Swords, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Mrs Shortall

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0788, Page 102

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Though fairies have long ceased to dance in the moonlight, their forts still remain, and Swords like every other place has its share of Lisses, Fairy forts, and fairy dwellings at various places such as Knocksheedan, Rathbeale, and Rathingle. The largest fort is at Knocksheedan known as the "Moat".

About three miles outside our little village in a lonely country spot surrounded on all sides by tall trees and on the outside fringed by a little stream stands this well known "Moat". It is said that every night from Bealtaine to Samhain a body of warlike men are seen marching towards

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Collector
Thomas Duff
Gender
male
Address
Broadmeadow, Co. Dublin
Informant
Agatha Duff
Gender
female
Address
Broadmeadow, Co. Dublin
Language
English