School: Cortown (roll number 3113)

Location:
Cortown, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Peadar Mac Gabhann

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Once uopn a time a man was going home from playing cards.

Once upon a time a man was going home from playing cards. He had to get out at a stile at a crooked tree a long the side of the road. He was living in Joe Coyle's fields in Balrathboyne. This night he was getting out at the tree and he saw a man standing at it. The stranger asked him would he have a game of cards and he said he would. Then they played a game and a card fell. The man stooped down to lift it up and he saw the devil's feet. He left the cards there and went home as quick as he could.

Collector
Patrick Lynch
Gender
male
Address
Fordstown, Co. Meath
Informant
Mrs Timmons
Gender
female
Address
Fordstown, Co. Meath
Language
English