School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Seán Ó Réid

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 009

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In the days of the fairies in Ireland there lived a farmer and his wife who had a small patch of land near Bunlahy. All the wife had to do was mind her children and milk one cow which was all they had. The managed to pay the rent for some time but at last came a bad year and their little crop failed so the were so they were unable to pay the rent. He said o Molly. "What are we to do". What can we do a Mac only take the cow to Granard and sell her said she. Monday is fair day but what shall we do a Chusla when she's gone." What shall we do" said Molly, only trust in God who never deserted us. Michael went with the cow. He drove slowly through the streams which cross the road at the foot of Galid hill and on reaching the top he met a strange little Man. "Good morrow" said he. Good morrow" said he. "Good morrow" kindly, said Michael. The little man looked like a dwarf with an old wrinkled face a sharp nose and little red eyes. The little man asked him where he was going. "To the fair of

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Collector
Annie Duignan
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Collector
Eileen Smyh
Gender
female
Address
Glenmore, Co. Longford
Informant
Patrick Mc Nally
Gender
male
Address
Glenmore, Co. Longford
Language
English