School: Gartan (roll number 13755)

Location:
Bellville or Gartan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Nóra Ní Dhuibhe

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A Fairy Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 325

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A man named Sam Storey lived in the townland of Socker in the Parish of Kilmacrenan. He was annoyed by the fairies every night.
When he went to bed, his cows began to roar and the fairies came to his bedroom window and called "Sam, your cows are killing one another". One night a little man came and told him that his byre was built on their home and they were greatly annoyed.
Sam pulled down his byre and built a new one and ever after that he had peace.

Collector
Catherine Baxter
Gender
female
Address
Ballybolauder, Co. Donegal
Informant
John Baxter
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Ballybolauder, Co. Donegal
Language
English