School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. A. Nic Fhionnlaoich, An tSr. M. Beinín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1115, Page 111

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One night, about one hundred years ago, a man named John Mc Laughlin of Ballynaboe in the parish of Culduff County Donegal, was coming home from a fair when a crowd of fairies on horseback overtook him. One of their horses was riderless and one of the fairies called out "Who will ride this horse?" Another of the fairies answered "Who but John McLaughlin?" and with that John was hoisted up on horseback and away across the fields over hedges and ditches they galloped. John was so pleased with the ride that he began to praise the horses but he had no sooner spoken than the horse suddenly disappeared and he was left riding on a broomstick.

In the parish of Clonmary, there lived a youth who spent much fo his spare time in gathering rushes. One day, he went out on his usual missions, and

Collector
Sue Farren
Gender
female
Address
Carrowmore, Co. Donegal
Informant
John Farren
Gender
male
Age
73
Occupation
farmer
Address
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Informant
Neal J. Doherty
Gender
male
Age
50
Occupation
auctioneer
Address
Carrowmore, Co. Donegal
Language
English

In the parish of Clonmary, there lived a youth, who spent much of his spare time in gathering rushes. One day, he went out on his usual mission, and

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