Scoil: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (uimhir rolla 14423)

Eachroim, Co. na Gaillimhe
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Ar an leathanach seo

(ar lean ón leathanach roimhe)

had a candle, and we lit it. The place was very dark, and gloomy, and I fancied that I heard noise in every corner.

There is another opening, I suppose into another room, but I would go no farther, as all that troubled me was to get out of where I was.
That night I never closed an eye, as I saw fairies dancing and enjoying themselves everywhere I gazed.
(Madge Jones, Kilconnell)

In every part of this district there are fairy forts to be found. There is one about a mile from Aughrim, which is in County Galway, and there are a lot of traditions about it. I heard a story and this is how it went:-

One night, a man was passing the fort, and all of a sudden, he heard music. He stayed listening, and he was sure it was music he heard. He went into a field and went as noiselessly as a cat towards the fort, hiding sometimes behind a bush or tree for fear he might be seen.
At length, he reached the fort and looked for an opening. He found

(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)
Thomas Meheran
Lios an Chapaill, Co. na Gaillimhe