School: Cill Cruim / Killocrim (roll number 17072)

Location:
Killacrim, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Micheál Óg Ó Catháin

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The Leipreachan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0407D, Page 06_019

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The Leipreachan is about two feet in height. He has a red cap on his head always. If you see him catch him, for if he is near a hedge he will go in through. Hold him and ask him for the purse. And every time you open it you will get a shilling in it.
This is a story about the Leipreachan. My father was going to work one morning and above in Tim Hayes's he heard a voice inside in the fort. "Isn't it a fine day the first of March".

Collector
A. De Stac
Gender
unknown
Address
Killacrim, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mrs Stack
Gender
female
Address
Killacrim, Co. Kerry
Language
English