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 132

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There was a man whose name I am now unable to find, living in Glenagannon about one hundred and thirty years ago. One day he was out on the hill looking after sheep. On his way home he got a piece of rope lying on the hillside and he took it home with him. A long time afterwards he was churning and a hoop of the churn came off, and he tied the piece of rope around the churn to keep the boards from scattering. In a little while he noticed the churn getting fuller and fuller till he could no longer hold it. He put some into other vessels and he filled all the vessels in the house and the churn was still full. It is thought that the rope was the property of the old hag who lived in Effishmore.

There is a district in Glenagannon, Carndonagh called 'Sheese' and there is a green mound called the 'Stirrel' in it. This mound is supposed to be where the fairies lived long ago, but no trace of them can be found now.
One evening about thirty years ago Maggie Ní Elhinney, formerly of Glack, Carndonagh

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Collector
Monica Cavanagh
Gender
female
Address
1419862
Informant
Mrs Mary Cavanagh
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
55
Address
1419862
Language
English