School: Windgap (C.), Thomastown (roll number 5698)

Location:
Windgap, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Eóin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0851, Page 201

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around the country robbing and it is said he would go into a big hole in this rock every night and he could never be found.

The Leipreacan is generally known to be a very small man dressed in black and wears a soft hat. It is said he belongs to the fairies and is supposed to be their chief leader. He spends most of his time mending boots, clothes, making hurleys and is known to be most industrious.

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Collector
Maureen Ryan
Gender
female
Informant
T. Davis
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
45
Occupation
postman
Language
English