School: Cill Gharbh, Clanna Caoilte (roll number 10499)

Location:
Kilgarriff, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Adelaide Mac Carthy
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0312, Page 007

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    There is a fort in Kerry, and every night at twelve o'clock the Leprechauns are to be seen.

    There is a fort in Kerry, and every night at twelve o'clock the Leperacans are to be seen. A man came down from Northern Ireland to see if it was true, and at twelve o'clock that night he saw all the Leperacans and he began to chase one of them but he got away from him and the man went home. He went into his dairy to make butter and he could not make it, because the milk kept curdling and it kept on like this for months. He said it must have been the Leperacans that were the cause of this. He decided to go to the fort, and make an offering to Leperacans. After this he went home an he was able to make butter better than ever before.
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    Topics
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
        1. leprechauns (~1,007)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    null
    Gender
    Female
    Informant
    Miss Bryan
    Gender
    Female