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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0276, Page 205

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Long ago there lived a woman and her son together and there was an old ruined castle not far from their house. The people used to say that the castle used be lit up every November's night by the Fairies. This boy told his mother that he would go to the castle on the next November's night. His mother told him not to go. So he went. When he was going near it he saw the castle all lights. He went as far as the window and he looked in. One of the fairies called him by his own name. He went in and he was playing with the fairies. About one oclock in the night the fairies asked him would he come to Dublin for a girl. He said how could he go and they said that he would go with them.
When they went to Dublin one of the fairies there a piece of timber in the window and the girl came out. They brought the girl away home with them. When they were coming near the castle the boy asked the fairies would himself fring the firl for them and they gave him the girl. When they were going near the boy

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Collector
Siobhán Ní Arachtáin
Gender
female
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Informant
Michéal ó Arachtáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Language
English