School: Lathaigh (Laghey)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1032, Page 153

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Jane made gallant attempts to catch him but he kept out of her sight. 
It nettled Jame so much to be tricked by a fairy that she drove her cows over the mound about ten times.
The fairies were greatly angered also and after that poor Jane’s cows never throve. She used to get a bucket full of milk from each cow but when she interfered with the fairies her milk got very scarce.

On their way home from a wake one night a long time ago James Likely, Paddy Rogers and Barney Gallagher passed a fairy mound in Hugh Martins field. Standing on the mound there was a very wee man and he asked Paddy

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Collector
Lena Connolly
Gender
female
Address
Mullanasole, Co. Donegal
Informant
James Likely
Gender
male
Age
80
Language
English