School: Inch Island

Location:
Carrickanee, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Pádraig S. Mac Fhinn

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A Story about the Last Resident in the Old Castle

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1110, Page 116

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The last Resident who lived in the castle, was an ould woman called Fanny McCloskey. She always done the washing for the servants of the Island. So this night, she was sitting at the fire knitting, after a busy day's washing, when instepped a fairy and said. "My Good woman I know that you have had a big days washing. But every time you emptied your suds, you emptied them down out chimney and for the time to come, you will have to empty them some where else.

Collector
Mary Sweeney
Gender
male
Informant
Hugh Gallagher
Gender
male
Address
Carrickanee, Co. Donegal
Language
English