School: Calry (roll number 10473)

Location:
Colgagh, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Róisín Mhig Ualghairg

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0159, Page 124

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One day a woman strapped her baby in a cradle and went to town.

One day a woman strapped her baby in a cradle and went to town. When she came home she noticed something wrong about the child. She went to a friar and he read an office for the baby He told the woman to stand at the door in the evening and shout "the fort is on fire". She did so and the baby in the cradle said "What belonged to me is burned" Then the strange child went away and her own came back.

Informant
Patrick Rooney
Gender
male
Address
Formoyle, Co. Sligo
Language
English

There once lived a man whose daughter was taken away by the fairies on a Halloweve night. As they were bringing her away they met a boy coming home from rambling. He got frightened and said "God bless us". Then the fairies could not bring the child any further, so the boy brought the baby home. About ten years later the man was going to a fair and he went into a house. There was a girl inside and the man said she was very like his daughter. The people of the house

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