School: Urbal (roll number 13874)

Location:
Urbal, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Gerald Kelliher

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0206, Page 471

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The Stephen was released and got his way home. It was believed that if his sister had opened the door in response to the knock Stephen would have been carried off by the fairies.

About 50 years ago, Anne Creamer, Greaghnafarna, Dowra(now in America) was coming from school. She met, as she thought, her schoolmaster. He accompanied her to her house. She asked him to come in but he declined the offer. He said he would go down to her father who was mowing a meadow near the house.

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Her father came in to the house a few minutes afterwards and she asked him where was the master? He got enraged and asked what master was she speaking about. He said he saw nobody. After sunset the girl (Anne) could not leave the house as the spirit used to accompany her.

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Collector
Francis Rynn
Gender
male
Informant
Owen Rynn
Gender
male
Age
40
Address
Greaghnafarna, Co. Leitrim
Language
English