School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Rea, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin

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The Bean Sí

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 583

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The Bean side is known to be a fairy woman and she lives in glens and lonely places and she is after certain people very much.
One night this man was walking in a very lonely glen and he was not there long when he saw a fine pipe of tobacco lost so he sat down on a clump of soft green grass and took out his box of matches and lit his pipe. He was smoking and smoking at his ease when the Bean side gave a great roar inside in a clump of briars that lifted him off the ground and he soon saw this black woman between two drains and she was very mournful looking and she was the very same as any woman but she had no legs. So the man continued on his journey. He was walking through

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Maureen Lyons
Pilgrimhill, Co. Kerry