School: Grangecon

Location:
Grange Con, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Ss Ó Maoláin
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    Once upon a time a protestant man by the name of Mr. Tutty lived in Whitestown.

    Once upon a time a protestant man by the name of Mr. Tutty lived in Whitestown. When he was dying my grandmother went to see him. She asked him how he was and he said he was dying "But" said he "There is a black cat sitting on that rafter and he is watching me night, noon, and morning." My grandmother looked up but could see nothing. When she saw this she ran down the stairs as quickly as she could. The black cat is supposed to have been the devil.
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    Language
    English
    Collector
    Kathleen Byrne
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Freynestown Upper, Co. Wicklow
    Informant
    Michael Byrne
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    48
    Occupation
    Farmer
    Address
    Freynestown Upper, Co. Wicklow
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    Once upon a time a man names Hughes was returning from the town of Tullow.

    Once upon a time a man named Hughes was returning from the town of Tullow. It was nearly dark so he took a short cut across the brow with his horse and trap. Suddenly a fairy woman appeared and said to him "For your life, do not let go the horse", at that she disappeared. In two seconds he was completely surrounded by fairies. They beat him and scourged him and tried to carry him away but he never let go his grip, so that in the end they had to leave
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