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 157

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Long ago there lived a man and his wife got sick. He went to Maire Ni Murcada for advice and she told him that it was not his wife who was in the bed, that his wife was in the fairies and another woman in her place. Maire Ni Murcada told him to get a crowd of good men and herself would go too. And himself and Maire Ni Murcada and the men got a boat and went across. And Maire Ni Murcada told the man to go into the Lios and he would be asked dancing and not to go with anybody but with the girl upstairs. He went in and he was asked dancing, he said he would not go with anyone but with the girl upstairs. Maire Ni Murcada told him when he would be as far as the back door to run out with her and he did. He heard the fairy woman whom he thought was his wife going away and she screaming.

Collector
Úna Ní Shíochtháin
Gender
female
Address
Kilcatherine, Co. Cork
Informant
Máire Bean Uí Shíochtháin
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Age
70
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Language
English