School: Eanach Mór (roll number 13912)

Annagh More, Co. Mayo
Mártain Ó Braonáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0142, Page 114

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  3. XML “Hare Jumps into Man's Mouth”
  4. XML “Fairies - Man Puts Stones in Fort”
  5. XML “Sick Girl - A Fairy”

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    the hare had to do was to jump into the man's mouth with the dog after him. The next day they found the man and brought him home, but he died after a few days. Since that the old people say that it is not right to sleep out in day time or in the night either.
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  2. There was a man one time and he had a rye-grass field in which there was a fort. He went and picked all the stones and put them into the fort. On the next night there was a lot of roaring and crying. The man got very much afraid and the next day he took out every stone that was in the fort. On that night the people of the village was out listening to the beautiful music they (fairies) were playing. When the harvest came the man was out stooking oats. It was about dusk and the fairies came out with candles to show him light. The man got afraid and ran away, but when he got up in the morning all the oats was stooked.
    The people of this district are very slow to interfere with a fort in such a way as rooting or cutting bushes.
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    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Mártain Ó Braonáin
  3. Long ago there was a girl and the fairies brought her and left a dying one in her place. One day the mother wanted to bring her out of the bed as she was two years in bed. Instead of coming out she caught the mother and tore the eye out of her, as her nails were as long as a hen's claw. The mother was very angry
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