School: Talbotstown, Kiltegan

Talbotstown Upper, Co. Wicklow
R. Mac Icidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 194

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They never returned to bury the coffin and the mound of stones may still be seen at Crois Úna.
A servant named Bill Hawkins in the employment of Hugh Byrne R.I.P. of Ballycarrigeen was sent to draw stones from this mound in order to build a drain. Very soon he discovered bones among the stones and he refused to draw off any more stones from this heap, so the pile of stones may still be seen where Úna (I have have not heard what the surname was) has found her last resting place.
At this Rath in Krishuna it is said the fairies gather on certain nights. They ride on the wings of the wind and retreat at cockcrow to the rath of Mullaghmast in Kildare. The people of this neighbourhood are said to keep a black cock in order to defeat the more evil minded of the fairies and to preserve them from harm.