School: Grianán Ailigh (roll number 2049)

Location:
Grianan of Aileach, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Niall S. Mac Aoidh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1108, Page 208

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The name Donegal has always been connected with legends, and folklore, and certainly the district of Burt holds a high place in the county.

The name Donegal has always been connected with legends, and folklore, and certainly the district of Burt holds a high place in the county.
When the Kings of Ulster lived in Grianan Aileach many stories has been told about them, and the fort.
There is a tunnel connected from Grianan to Inch Castle, and this tunnel runs through a house owned by William Gallagher. The spot where the house is build is supposed to be a secret to the fairies. They where supposed to have their means there. I saw the forks and knives supposed to be used by the fairies. They are supposed to play their at night.
Another historic spot is the old graveyard at the Glebe Burt.
Once upon a time there was an old Protestant Church, where now

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Collector
Mick Campbell
Gender
male
Address
Speenoge, Co. Donegal
Language
English