School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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Giants and Heroes and Leprechauns

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 15_007

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On Knockaulin there s a stone which Fionn McCumhail threw from the Hill of Allen His finger marks are on the stone. The stone is at the bottom of the hill above Dempsey's house.
Fionn Mac Cumhail lived on Knockaulin occasionly with the Leinster Fianna
The Leprehaun is the Irish fairy shoemaker. He is about nine inches high, and is usually seen sitting under a dockleaf tapping away at the shoes He wears a green suit with a red cap. He is also the fairy treasurer and you can make him give you a crock of gold if you catch

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Collector
Peadar O Díosca, alternative name Peter Dix
Gender
male
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mrs Dempsey
Gender
female
Address
Oldkilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English