School: Rahan

Raheen, Co. Offaly
B. Nic Lochlainn

Filter stories

/ 041 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Rahan | The Schools’ Collection

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0804, Page 038

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

When the giants were living in Ireland, a giant was standing on Croghan hill. He saw a witch on the Curragh of Kildare. He threw a stone at her. The witche's, dog saw the stone coming, he ran to meet it. He met it, in a field near Clonbullogue. He stopped it with his paw. It is said that the mark of the dog's paw is on one side, of the stone, and the man's hand on the other side.


Long ago, when people were going to the fair, they said if they met a red haired woman on the road, that they might turn back, that they would not be lucky.