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 238

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One evening a man named Patrick Walsh was coming home from the bog.

When he came down the road he saw two little girls playing around a Skeig bush.
He knew one of the little girls. She was the name of Maggie Steward, but he never had seen her companion before.
When he came to the next house about one mile further down the road, he heard that Maggie Stewart was dead.
Patrick Walsh got a great fright.
The dead girl was waked and the story got around.
The day of the funeral came and the corpse was put into the

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Collector
Kathleen Mc Cadden
Gender
female
Age
11
Informant
Patrick Walsh
Gender
male
Age
76
Address
Drummenny Middle, Co. Donegal
Language
English