School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh

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

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did, he would be overwhelmed by the fairies. He was offered wine and he refused it, and immediately, he found himself on his way home.

About one hundred years ago, when the fairies lived in Ireland, the place now known as Strabregi [?] in the parish of Carndonagh, County Donegal, consisted of a green meadow. Neill na hAirde was being of the fairies and claims this meadow. Manann, the king of the fairies fancied the place and offered Neill pearls of the ocean in exchange for it and they were accepted.

A few years afterwards, Manann built a gorgeous castle on this meadow, and Neill's wife coveting it, prompted her husband to claim it again. A fierce battle ensued and Neill's army was defeated, but the latters bent on revenge, went to the "Bar Mouth" where he had three enchanted rods keeping out the tide. These he took out and rode before the waves. The tied drowned the castle and

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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