School: N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach (roll number 16289)

Killasser, Co. Mayo
S. Mac Carrghamhna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 166

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    The fairies are supposed to have gone since the prayers after mass started.

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    children but to stop them, the people used to put the tongs across the cradle or put "fairy thimbles" (i. e. Fox-glove = Lus-mór) under the child's head. Before they'd give a drink to a child at night they'd always dip a burned wisp into the drink or put a burned coal and a grain of salt in some part of the child's clothes.
    Long ago if a person fell crossing the fields at night the first thing that person did when he came home was to eat a grain of salt to break the fairies' power.
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