School: Scoil na gCeithre Máighistrí, Dún na nGall (roll number 14247)

Location:
Copany, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Cathal Mag Fhionntaigh

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A Fairy Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1035, Page 219

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Once a woman was living alone. One day she had a man working. When he came in the morning she gave him his breakfast and boiled him eggs. She left salt on the table for him but when he sat down it was gone so he told the woman and she said that it was the fairies that took it. Then she gave him more salt and when he had his breakfast over the other salt was back on the table. Then the woman put her [sprigging ?] in a basket to go to

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Collector
John Mc Grory
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Finmore, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Annie Mc Grory
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Finmore, Co. Donegal
Language
English