School: Eaglais

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

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A Story - Tricking at Cards

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 014

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There was a man coming home from town. He had a horse and cart. It was just night. There was a house beside the road and there was a lot of men playing cards there. The man tied the horse and cart to a bush. He went in and took a hand. He won 4 shilling by tricking. It was one o'clock when he left. He went in his cart and made for home. When he looked around he saw the devil and fairies in the cart behind him. They told him to give them the money. They stayed in the cart untill they came to a stream. Then they disappeared and the man went home and never stayed out cardplaying again.

Collector
Máire Ní Mháille
Gender
female
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Informant
Anthony Malley
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Burren, Co. Mayo
Language
English