School: Kilcullen (B.)

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

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Giants and Leprechauns

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 17_008

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It was said in olden times Leipreacans lived in Knockaulinn.
One day a woman caught one and asked him for the "pot of gold" The woman stuck a spindle in the ground where he showed her and when she came back the hill was covered with spindles.
Once a man named Burke was going the Harristown road a great number of Leipreacans caught him and did not let him go for a forth night.

Collector
Seán de Fréins, John Ffrench
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
Miss Ennis
Gender
female
Age
65
Address
Ballysax Little, Co. Kildare
Language
English