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 112

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being absent for quite a while his parents became alarmed and went out to look for him but in vain- no trace of him could be found.

A few years afterwards his sister was being married, and during the wedding festivities, he again returned and made merry with the other guests, but immediately the party dispersed, he again disappeared-- it is generally believed that he was held captive by the fairies.

In Gortinney, in the parish of Barredonagh, County Donegal, the people were constantly in dread of the fairies. One day, about eighty years ago, a man was returning from a fair and he decided to go through the fields, when he found himself being hauled away by unknown powers. When he reached his destination, he found that he was in company of the fairies. Amongst these was a neighbour of his who was held captive, and he advised him not to partake of the dainties which the fairies would offer him, because if he

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