School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Cornadowagh, Co. Longford
P. Eustace
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 304

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  1. The following story about fairies was told by my grandfather. In old times the people believed these stories and there are many people who declared they saw them working with hammer and last in the fort or playing sweet music.
    One night I heard my grandfather telling a story about the fairies. He said that one evening a man was going for his cows and he had to cross a gap. When he was going over the gap he saw that there was wool over the gap. He took the wool with him and he said that it would darn his stockings. The next day they went to churn the milk and they found that they had more butter than ever. Every time they churned they found that they could not move the dash with butter. At last they could not stand it any longer and they told the priest, and the priest asked him if he found anything and he said he found only a piece of wool, and the priest told him it caused all the trouble. The man went home and left back the yarn, and they had the same amount of butter as before.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Séamus Mac Suibhne
    Derrygowna, Co. Longford