School: Creewood (roll number 5331)

Location:
Creewood, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Brighid, Bean Uí Chearnacháin

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The Leipreachan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0715, Page 263

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The little Leipreachan is known as Gankana and Puicin. He is about two feet in height. He usually lives in a lonely place and sits on a large white mushroom. His usual occupation is mending and making shoes and sometimes he is known as the little fairy shoemaker. In a green coat and red cap he is dressed.
One time a man was cutting soil in a field and he

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Collector
Kitty Mc Hugh
Gender
female
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Informant
Thomas Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Language
English