School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 156

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Mr Mickey Mac Cool, Maghermore, Carnaonagh on being interviewed about local beliefs in fairies gave a graphic account of occurecnces which made a great impression on his listeners.

Mr Mickey Mac Cool, Maghermore, Carnaonagh on being interviewed about local beliefs in fairies gave a graphic account of occurecnces which made a great impression on his listeners.
In his own words:-
I was a little lad hired at the time, very nearly fifty years ago now, with a Mickey Mac Eleney, Cashel, who then owned the place since bought up by the Gowan's. I was out herding sheep this day, and young as I was, I was wondering why a holly tree was left growing in the centre of the tillage field at the back of the house. "It's a wonder to me Mickey", says I "that you did not think of rooting up that tree that is in the way of the plough". What is it left for?
"Now, didn't I try some years ago", said the old man, and he

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Collector
Cassie Mac Cool
Gender
female
Address
1419864
Informant
Mickey Mac Cool
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
1419864
Language
English