School: Moynalty (B.)

Location:
Moynalty, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Uillford Ó Maoilmhichil

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0705, Page 337

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There is a tradition that there are fairies in the moat of Kilbeg. It is a large mound of earth about a hundred feet high and there is a door leading into it. There is a flaged passage that leads to a fort in Dulane. Once upon a time there was a farmer from Nobber going to the fair of Kells with a very valuable mare to sell. As he was passing the moat of Kilbeg a man came out from the moat and started to buy the mare, but he would not sell to him. When he arrived at the fair all the buyers in turn came up to him saying "how much do you want for the blind mare" so the poor man could not get to sell her. As he was passing by the moat of Kilbeg coming home that night the same man came out of the moat again and asked him why he did not sell at the fair. The man was very angry when he met him

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Collector
Peter Smyth
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Smyth
Gender
female
Address
Moynalty, Co. Meath
Language
English