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 293

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Once upon a time a man built a new house in the townland of Annahia. On the first night that he slept in it he heard a great noise and he was kept awake all the night The furniture was moved about through the house and every thing was upset.

At daybreak the man arose and all the noise ceased and no one was to be seen. The man was very annoyed and he told the priest about the matter. The priest came to the house and said some prayers. The next night the same thing happened and he was obliged to leave the house.
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Collector
Mary Gillen
Gender
female
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Edward Gorman
Gender
male
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English