School: Hanly Memorial Castlerea (roll number 1086)

Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
An Br. Seosamh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0247, Page 006

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  1. The Fairy Tree
    There is an old tree in the Townland of Brackloon! It is known as the Fairy tree of Bowery Bush!
    A man once cut a branch from the tree to stop a gap.
    One night later on this man was returning home from rambling when a man walked out from under the Fairy-tree and ordered the other man to put it back which he did there and then!
    He was told by the spirit that he must never touch the fairy tree - or lone bush!
    The Spirit then disappeared and to this day no one would dare touch the tree lest he be taken away in the Fairies!
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. place-space-environment
      1. legendary and spiritual places (~158)
    Francis Cahill
    Tully, Co. Roscommon