School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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A Fairy Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 266

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Once upon a time there lived a family in Carrickatee called Bannigans. Beside their house was situated a shrubbery. Occasionally they heard music and singing in it. One day the man of the house went to see what was making the music. He looked up at the top of the shrubbery and saw a very small man combing his hair.

On another occasion he met him in the garden and spoke to him. He invited the fairy into the horse. The fairy said to him "I don't go into anyone's house but I might go into yours." He then went into the house and the woman gave him a piece of bread to him. He then said to them "I can do good to you if I like and I would have done it

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Collector
Alice Ward
Gender
female
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Peter Ward
Gender
male
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Language
English