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 133

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saw a little woman dressed in a red cloak, sitting on top of the 'Stirrel' in Sheese combing her hair.
Almost sixty years ago Bernard Doherty of Glack, Carndonagh left his coat at the foot of the 'Stirrel' in Sheese. When he went back for it it was gone and a little red one was left in it's stead. He was afraid to touch it so he went home without one. Next day he came back and his own coat was lying where he had left it the previous day.

Over one hundred and twenty years ago an old man named Dorby Callaghan lived in Craigtown, Carndonagh. He said he saw a number of fairies and heard beautiful music around the 'Stirrel' in Sheese.
Another man having the same name lived in Buildings, Carndonagh about the same time. He saw a little woman in the Oldtown and he went down every day with bread to her. He left it at a certain spot and immediately after his leaving the bread was lifted.

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

About sixty-five years ago Neil Doherty who resided in Glack, Carndonagh had some land

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