School: Cor na Fola (B.) (roll number 1607)

Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Liam Ó Hannáin

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Fairy Forts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271, Page 011

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There is a fairy fort in the village of Drumlosh, Athlone. This fort is surrounded by a circular ditch. One night a man named Thomas Hynes was passing by at 12 o clock and he heard music and singing in it. There is a stable in Drumlosh also and it is haunted. One night there was a door put on it, and it was thrown 25 yards from the stable. Ever since that, no door can be put on it.
In Clonmacnoise there is a very big house. There are ten rooms in it, and one of them is haunted. One night the man of the house slept in that room. During the night all the hair fell off his head. Since that not a rib of hair grew on his head.

Thomas Shine
Taylorstown, Co. Roscommon