School: Rockfield (roll number 15378)

Rockfield, Co. Sligo
Caoimhín Ó Duibhín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0174, Page 243

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0174, Page 243

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Rockfield
  2. XML Page 243
  3. XML “An Old Story”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. One night a priest was coming home late, when he saw a light under a tree beside the road. He went towards it, and as he came near he saw a man sitting on a stool, before a small table, on which lay a pack of cards.
    The mana sked the priest to have a game of cards with him, and the priest said that he would. He sat down on a small rock beside the table and began playing. The priest won the first two games. During the third game, a card fell to the ground, and the priest stooped to pick it up. He nearly fainted when he saw that the man had cloven feet and a tail. He jumped up and ran for hime. The man with the cloven feet and tail ran after him. When the priest was entering his own door, a dagger stuck in the door over his head. He fell on the floor unconcious. He knew that it was the devil who had tried to kill him.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Hugh Harrington
    Knockadoo, Co. Sligo