School: Lathaigh (Laghey)

Location:
Laghy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Proinsias Mac Pháidín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1032, Page 072

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In this district we hear many fairy stories. Long ago they were more common and more people believed in them. To-day they are dying out and few people believe in them.
One night last winter as we were sitting round the fire, Mick Tunney came in. He was not long in when we asked him to tell a story and so to please us, he told the following story.
Many years ago there was an old man named Frank Tunney living in the townland of Cormullion. Every year he burned a kiln of

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Collector
Eamon Gorman
Gender
male
Address
Greaghs, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mick Tunney
Gender
male
Age
circa 55
Address
Golard, Co. Donegal
Language
English