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 152

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Maire Ni Murcada lived in Eyeries about sixty years ago. The fairies used to come every day to her house talk. Any thing that was going to happen in the parish she used to fortell it.
There is a rock in Beal na leapca called cowlive rock. There is a shape of a door in it. She used to visit it every day. The fairies used to live in it long ago. One day she was coming from town back of a man. When they reached the top of Beal na leapca. She came off the horse and told the man to stay there until she would come back. She went towards the rock and the man followed her. She turned back and said he had no right to intercept. They both came back to Eyeries on the horse. She was very angry with him and told him that she should travel all the way to another cowlive rock in Kerry that night to get information that he intercepted her in getting. The man ame back to Cahirkeem.

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Collector
Máire Ní Mhurchadha
Gender
female
Address
Urhin, Co. Cork
Informant
h-Anraoi Ó Murchadha
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Urhin, Co. Cork
Language
English