School: Baile Ruadh (Cailíní)

Location:
Ballyroe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Fhearghail

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An Old Story - Will o' the Wisp

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 153

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Will of the Wisp was a man named William Foster, a blacksmith by trade, and was always very poor. He was constantly complaining of his hard lot to his wife and neighbours.
One day when working in his forge a little man dressed

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Collector
Seosaimhín Ní Thormhaigh
Gender
female
Address
Kilnalag, Co. Galway
Informant
Seán Ó Thormaigh
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Kilnalag, Co. Galway
Language
mixed