School: Urhan (C.) (roll number 12260)

Location:
Urhin, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Eimile Ní Urdail

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Máire Ní Mhurchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0276, Page 150

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Almost sixty years ago a woman lived in Eyeries Beg by the name of Maire Ni Murcada. It was said she was in the fairies. At the same time a man lived in Ardgroom and his wife was sick for a long time and Maire Ni Murcada told him that it was not his wife was in bed, but she was over in Kerry, and to go over some night of the week and stay in a certain place until he would see a number of horses passing and that he would see his wife on the second horse sitting behind the rider and to grab her the first time and if he should fail he would not see her any more. The man got a crew of six men and they went over in a boat to Kerry and he watched the horses coming and he knew his wife. He took her off the horse, and they went quickly to the shore and rowed as fast as they could. He brought his wife home and they lived a long time after. When they reached home the other woman was left.

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Collector
Eilís Ní Ainle
Gender
female
Address
Urhin, Co. Cork
Informant
(name not given)
Gender
male
Age
66
Address
Urhin, Co. Cork
Language
English