School: An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Location:
Athenry, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 090

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There is a hill outside the town which is supposed to belong to the fairies. One day a man went to the hill to raise sand. In the evening when he did not return home his people act out to look for him. They found him lying near the hill unconocious. They took him home and when he recovered he told them that the fairies had beaten him. He said that a crowd of a small men attacked him, knocked him, and beat him. He died soon afterwards.

Collector
Bridie Kenny
Gender
female
Address
Caherroyn, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Kenny
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Caherroyn, Co. Galway
Language
English