School: Béal Átha Feorainne (C.) (roll number 15653)

Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon
Áine Bean Uí Chuillin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271C, Page 11_045

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  1. 117-'38
    Fairy Forts.
    There is a lot of fairy forts all over the country. The one known best is in a field and the owner of the field is Mr Cryan in the village of Mucklon and in the County Galway. The fort is shaped like a can it is wide all round the top, and it is flat at the bottom. It is in a corner of the field. There are two haw thorn bushes near it.
    It is growing all neetles weeds and grass. It is said that people (that) crossing the field late at night used to see fairies
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. place-space-environment
      1. legendary and spiritual places (~158)
        1. fairy forts (~5,616)
    Maureen Gacquin
    Muckloon, Co. Galway