School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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The Fairy Warning

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 072

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In Clifden about sixty years ago there lived a bagpipes player of no mean nature. He was in great demand whenever there was a marriage or a dance. He lived in a small cottage with his widowed mother. One night he was coming home from a dance where he had been playing and his pipes were under his arm. All of a sudden he heard music the like of which was never heard before. He listened and after a few minutes he could play the tune himself. He was just starting for home when he was confronted by a host of fairies. An imposing little man came from the front ranks and cried in a

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Collector
J. Lysaght
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs J. Lysaght
Gender
female
Age
37
Language
English