School: Scoil na mBráthar Sligeach (Sráid na Céibhe) (roll number 16585)

Location:
Quay Street, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
An Br. Ó Cearbhaill

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Scoil na mBráthar Sligeach (Sráid na Céibhe) | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0161, Page 158

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In the townland of Lislary there is a fairy fort. When you enter it you can go half mile to your right and the same to your left. There is a tunnel in this fort; it was well built. On each side and overhead there are heavy stone flags. It is six feet high and there are hob holes on each side in the walls. It is on a hill in the middle of a field. Lights were seen several times in this fort, they are not stationary but keep travelling. Big black cats, large as dogs are often seen there.
The owner lives a quarter of a mile from it. One time he was building walls so he took stones from the forth. He got sick and had to remain six weeks in bed. The stones were found to be the cause of his illness, so when they were returned he arose at once.

Informant
Mr Andrew Moffat
Gender
male
Address
Harmony Hill, Co. Sligo
Language
English

There is a great big fort beside our field and there are trees all around it. In the middle there is a big hole, and around the back of it there is a big bank.

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Informant
Mr Mc Loughlin
Gender
male
Address
Ardee Terrace, Co. Sligo
Language
English

In Carrowkeel, about 6mls. from Sligo there is a fort completely surrounded by trees, and in it there is an underground tunnel where the fairies hold their meetings. It has been their residence since the earliest times. From the fort lights and twinkling stars were seen. People say that when anone "touches" their ownership they

Collector
Thomas Harte
Informant
Owen Battle
Gender
male
Address
Sligo, Co. Sligo
Language
English