Ulster Folklore

Ulster Folklore

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"[...]went out with his father. The child lay down on the grass. After a while the father heard a great noise, and looking up saw little men about two feet in height dancing round his son. He called to them to be gone, and they ran towards a fort and disappeared. The child became deaf, and did not recover his hearing for ten years. He died at the age of seventeen. To cut down a fairy thorn or to injure the house of a fairy is regarded as certain to bring misfortune. An old woman also living at Maghera, related how her great-grandmother had received a visit from a small old woman, who forbade the building of a certain turf-stack, saying that evil would befall anyone who injured the chimneys of her house. The warning was disregarded, the turf-stack built, and before long four cows died. I was told that when a certain fort in Co. Fermanagh was levelled to the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.32mm | 163.29g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507533799
  • 9781507533796