School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 010

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Once upon a time there lived a company of country boys who used to be out very late at night.

Once upon a time there lived a company of country boys who used to be out very late at night. One night as they were coming home at about 1 o'clock a fairy ran across the road before them and down an old boreen. One of them thought it was a girl and followed it. The rest went on thinking their companion would soon be coming after them went on. Not long afterwards they heard a cry. Back they turned and went down the boreen after the fellow. When they had gone back a good piece of the boreen they found the boy dead.

Collector
Pádhraic Ó Máille
Gender
male
Informant
A. Malley
Relation
unknown
Gender
unknown
Age
65
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Language
English