School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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Fairy Forts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 197

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There are fairy forts in the school district. They are called by the name of the fort. They are situated in the townlands of Corrocot, Lismaha, Cloocah and Highfield. If you stand on top of on eof them you can see two others.
Practically all of them are circular in shape. Around each one of them there is a fence of trees. In some of them there are entrance holes and in more of them there are none. There was a man known who went down into the fort and discovered some delph and other utensils.
The old Pagan Druids were supposed to have built them. They had no houses at that time, and they lived in them, and kept their belongings in them also. fairy people were supposed to have lived in them long ago.

Brighid Ní Fhlannagáin,
Rang a seacht

Collector
Brighid Ní Fhlannagáin
Gender
female
Informant
John Flanagan
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English