School: Leitirfreag

Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Míchéal Ó hIfearnáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0006, Page 006

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  1. Story.
    There was a man there one time and the fairies were trying to catch him. One night they came to catch him, but they forgot to take an extra horse. They caught the man however and instead of giving him a horse to ride on they gave him a calf, and told him not to talk, for his life. To make a long story short, everything was all right, until they came to Léim na heilte, all the horses jumped over the lake, and the man was wondering would the calf be able to jump. However the calf rose into the air and reached the other side without delay. The man was very surprised, and said, if I were never again to speak a word, that is the best jump, I ever saw made by a calf. The fairies knocked him, and beat him.
    I was told this story by Mr. Mannion. Donal Hefferman.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
    Donal Heffernan
    Mr Mannion