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 117

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A man named Bernard Ruddy from Kellystown, Glentogher, Co Donegal.

A man named Bernard Ruddy from Kellystown, Glentogher, Co Donegal, was a poteen smuggler, engaged in the manufacture of illicit distilling between Glentogher and the Illies, near Buncrana, in the same county.

One evening about seven o'clock, when he was passing a place called, "the fairy bush", he was carrying a cask of poteen on his back, he saw a hare running into the fairy bush and he fired a stone after it and suddenly he heard a great hum coming from the bush, and he found himself going up in the air like an airoplane into the clouds, and the first place he came to earth again was on Bulba, (a mountain off the coast of Urras, near Clonmany, Co. Donegal) and he said until his dying day that it was the fairies who carried him away. When he reached home he told his father that he could hear the fairies' mocking laughter, when he reached the top of Bulba.

Collector
Kathleen Hirrell
Gender
female
Informant
James Diver
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
1419892
Language
English