School: Puttore (roll number 15149)

Location:
Pottore, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Leanna Ní Ghafraidh (Cafferty)

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Will o' the Wisp or The Town of Trim

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0223, Page 244

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Willie was a poor Black Smyth. He worked alone in a quiet-place. He became so poor that he made up his mind he'd sell himself to the devil. One day when he was working hard he looked out the window and he saw him coming, and he went to the door to meet him. He says well my old boy I'm long watching for you.
He told him that he wanted money that he was very poor. So the devil made a bargain with him that he could have all the money he wanted if he'd go with him after ten (10) years. So the first thing he did - as his forges was very shabby was to build a new one. So then the work started strong in the new forge

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Collector
Leonna M. Cafferty
Gender
female
Informant
Peadar Mac Guidhir
Gender
male
Age
21
Address
Glangevlin, Co. Cavan
Language
English