School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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Fairy Forts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 077

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There is a "Fairy Fort" in the townland of Toor. The people of the district call it the "lios."
The "forts" are circular in shape, with a big embankment thrown up as a protection for the people inside, and there is a big trench outside the "fort" from which the earth is taken. This is done especially to keep strangers, from seeing what is going on inside.
On certain days and nights the fairies have dances and entertainment, and certain lights appear in the fort.

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