School: Árd Bán (roll number 11904)

Location:
Ardbane, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Briain Ó hEarchaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1031, Page 059

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There is a great stone in Clogher till the present day and there was a giant buried under it.

There is a great stone in Clogher till the present day and there was a giant buried under it. One day a man from Eglish was over there and he lifted one of the stones. He looked down and saw a bottle. When he was about to lift the second stone a voice called to him to get away from that grave. He left that moment and for a long time he never was seen about Clogher. About seven years after that he was after sheep about the same place. When he came near the grave he saw a man sitting on the stone which lay over it. He heard him singing a song about if any man would lift that stone that he would be put to death before the end of that week. From that day to this no one went near these few stones. It is to be found on the farm of Kathleen Kelly of Clogher.

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Collector
Aloysious Mac Shane
Gender
male
Age
11
Address
Ardbane, Co. Donegal
Informant
Peter Mc Shane
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
61
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ardbane, Co. Donegal
Language
English