School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

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

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Fairy Forts

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 045

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There are a lot of fairy forts in this district. There are two forts in the townland of Rathmore.
Music is often heard from these forts. It is believed that the fairies had their homes in these forts long years ago and it would not be right to go near them or cut down bushes from beside the fort. There is another fort in the townland of Aughnacliffe in Bernard Mulligans field. May people heard the sound of churning when passing by these forts. There are always a few open-ways going in to the fort.

Collector
Margaret Jobe
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Rathmore, Co. Longford
Informant
John Reilly
Gender
male
Age
85
Address
Rathmore, Co. Longford
Language
English