School: Slattagh (roll number 13879)

Location:
Moher, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Brian Ó Baoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0256, Page 101

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Stephen Elwood's house in Corrislira was an enchanted house.

Stephen Elwood's house in Corrislira was an enchanted house. Stephen and his sisters lived there. One night Stephen and his two sisters came home from a dance. They sat down at the fire for a chat before they went to bed. They had a poor little house with no windows or openings other than the door which was shut.
Suddenly Nancy, one of the girls, was struck in the chest by little pebbles. This they took to be a signal from the fairies to leave the kitchen. In the same house they were sitting up late another night and they were making tea, when a noise from under the dresser commanded them to "clear out of that", which they did with great haste leaving their tea behind them.

Collector
G. Walshe
Address
Culleenaghamore, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Mrs Tom Geelan
Gender
female
Address
Carrigeen, Co. Roscommon
Language
English