School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Fairy Forts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 246

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In this district there are five forts one in the townsland of Lisnacreeva three in Killindowd and one in Glebe. The fort in Lisnacreeva is on a raised embankment about ten feet over the level ground. There is a bushy enclosure of whitethorn bushes with an open space in the centre. The three forts in Killindowd are situated in a similar position in a direct line from each other. The names of those three forts are the hazel fort the ivy fort and the woodquests fort and some ill luck overtook anyone who ever cut a bush in any of them. The fort in Glebe Dun Philip we have already explained about in "Place Names". In so far as lights and disturbances go two of these figure very much. The road runs through

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
13
Informant
Pat Mc Guire
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Address
Lisnacreevy, Co. Longford
Language
English