School: Béal Átha Conaill (2)

Location:
Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
M. Laing

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A Funny Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 015

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Mr. P. McCaffery was sick in bed and the doctor had visited him. He said that there was no fear of him dying. One evening a "neighbour woman" named Mrs McGurn had to go to town for some necessary articles. She had not been on friendly terms with Mr. McCaffery for some time previously. When she was about half a mile from home a small fairy woman came crying after her out of the fort. It cried after her all along the lane, past our house, and nobody inside heard it- till she came to her own door. She went into McCaffery's and said that Pat would die to-night. The people laughed at her and she went to where the sick man lay and made friends with him. The same night he died. The fairy was known to cry for others also.

This story was told to me by,
Mr Richard McMullen
Church Street
Ballyconnell
(aged 64)

Informant
Mr Richard Mc Mullen
Gender
male
Age
64
Address
Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Language
English