Not far away from here is a place called the burries there was a certain family living. Very near the house there were forts and somewhere very convenient there was a pass called "The Fairies Path". It was counted very unlucky to touch on any of the possessions of the Good People. About a quarter of a mile away in a neighbour's farm was another fort. People used to see them going from fort to fort. Many times the neighbouring boys used to see strange women passing along their way. They usually went very quickly and never spoke to anybody.
This house in particular was counted unlucky. Several different kinds of noises and sights were heard and seen around it. Often ramblers used to gather in at at night. Often the two doors were banged open and still they could see nothing. [As] On a particular day the woman of the house went out as was usual to gather up the eggs. When she was climbing up for the eggs she slipped and fell and when she was found some time later by the children she had to be carried in.
She was put to bed and the doctor was sent for but though he tried several
- Joseph Rhatigan
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