School: Killyon (roll number 7120)

Killyon, Co. Meath
Brighid, Bean Uí Fithcheallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0693, Page 230

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  1. Written by Della Quirke, Inan, Hill of Down, Co. Meath.
    Told by Christy Quirke (same address).
    A Story about a Leipreachán.
    The Leipreachán is called a little geanchán. There was a leipreachán seen once at McKeoghs, Inan, Hill of Down, Co. Meath. It happened one fine, sunny morning as the dew was yet on the grass. Mat McKeogh went out to get hay for to give to the cows. As this man was getting the hay he heard some noise and looking round he saw a little leipreachán sitting on the top of a cock of straw
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
        1. leprechauns (~1,007)
    Della Quirke
    Inan, Co. Meath