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  1. The Devil's Mill

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    There is an old mill two miles from Lucan and along the lower road. It is on the left bank of the river Liffey beside the Wren's Nest, a public house owned by a man named Ennis. The mill was built by a man named Annaly. There is story about it. When Lord Annaly wanted to build a mill he hired labourers to do the work. They started work one day, but when evening came they had little done. When the workmen had gone home, a man came to lord Annaly and told him that he was a mason, and was out of work. Lord Annaly gave him a job, and the asked for

  2. The Devil's Mill

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    permission to work during the night and he gave him permission. The man started to work and when Annaly woke in the morning the mill was built except for one window. Lord Annaly was talking to the man, when his pipe dropped from his mouth,he stooped to pick it up, and (he) caught sight of a cloven foot; then he knew who the man was; it was the devil. Lord Annaly told him to begone, and the devil vanished.
    Ever since that the mill has been called the "the Devil's Mill."

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    This story seems to supply teh best introduction to the legend of The Devil's Mill.

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    English
    Collector
    Christopher Baker
    Age
    12
    Informant
    (name not given)

    He got this story from his mother who got it from his grandfather then living at Mt. Joseph beside Lord Annaly's place at Luttnellstown near Lucan. His grandfather, a wonderfully healthy old man, when long over eighty years of age walked to and from his work over a mile each way until the week before he died.

    This story seems to supply the best introduction to the legend of "The Devil's Mill"
    Longago there lived near Lucan a Lord (by the ) named Annaly. One day he was fishing, and said to himself if the Devil himself were here he would not catch one, with that a man came down the road,"and passed him the time of day" and then asked for a few casts. The Lord gave him a few, and every time he took out the line he had a fish. Then the lord said in great (s) surprise. "Are you the Devil himself" and he said "yes". So Lord Annaly told him if he was that powerful, to have a mill built and working in the morning. When he looked out next morning the first thing he saw, was the mill built up and working.

  4. The Devil's Mill - Another Version

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    English
    Collector
    George Coleman
    Age
    14

    About three-quarters of a mile from Lucan on the lower road, there is an old mill known as The Devil's Mill. Lord Annaly arranged for this mill to be built, and he engaged five or six men to build it. Next morning the men began to build the mill, and their day's work was done they got ready to go home. During the time a man came to the mill. He was a mason and when he came to the mill he was met by Lord Annaly. He asked for work and then to be allowed to work on after the other men had gone home. When the men went home he started to work, and next morning they found the mill

  5. The Devil's Mill - Another Version

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    English
    Collector
    George Coleman
    Age
    14

    finished all but one window. At this time Lord Annaly was talking to the man who was after finishing the mill. He was smoking a pipe at the time, then he put his hand into his pocket and took out his handkerchief, and when he unrolled it a shilling dropped from it, at that minute he stooped down to pick it up, and he caught sight of the cloven hoof of the mason and he knew who the man was. Ever since that, the mill is called. "The Devil's Mill"