School: Scoil Sheosaimh Ntha (Cailíní)

Location:
Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Úna, Bean Uí Threasaigh

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Old Lioses

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0017, Page 264

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1. There is an old Lios in the village of Ballinlass.
2. It is round in shape and high.
3. Is it said that the old people saw lights near them, and heard music.
4. Some people call them old raths, and some lioses.
5. They are not to be ploughed or touched only for the purpose of a small grave.
6. They were made for the children who were not baptized in the church.
7. It is said that the fairies live in them.
8. They were in Ireland when the Danes came.

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