School: Carraig Árd (roll number 15735)

Location:
Carrickard, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire Ní Tháilliúir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0181, Page 336

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This is a story which my Aunt told me.
One night her husband was going home from a party. He had to cross a style on his way but when he crossed the style he found he was riding on a white horse. This horse carried him on for a long time but at last he looked behind him. He saw about one hundred men dressed in red suits riding on white horses following him.
There was a wedding in a house near by, and these fairies planned to take the bride. They stayed outside the house for about an hour. Somebody coughed

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Collector
Fanny Mc Master
Gender
female
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mrs Musgrave
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
female
Address
Derreenasoo, Co. Roscommon
Language
English