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The Fairy Boatmen of Banagher

Verse inspired by a story from the folkore collection Out walking his dog on a July evening In the river there afloat …

The Three Wishes of Willie the Wisp

Based on the story from the Folklore Commission https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5009178/4994671 There once was a blacksmith as broke as could be, Who no future …

Flickering Candles Foretell Death

A tradition of foretelling a death from North Longford… From the Irish Folklore Commission In days gone by a tradition old Of …

When Its Bad Manners to Say Thanks

The story of a ghost miller on Lough Gownas Inch Island From the Irish Folklore Collection On the waters of Gowna there …

The Web of Linen

Based on a folk take of the Carty (as Carthy should be spelled!!!) family, told to the Irish Folklore Commission, Eileen’s great …

Cursed Crossbreakers of Ballinalee

A tale of sectarian attack by Orange Order members on a grave of a sister of Thomas Newcomen Edgeworth as it was …

Cutting the Yarrow

A Halloween Game – as detailed here on the Irish Folklore Commission – in North Longford was called “Cutting the Yarrow“ Eleven …

Flanagan and the Lampost

Based on the story of an unfortunate from Kinnitty who got arrested trying to fight a lampost, got arrested, and told everyone …

Hens Plan a Holiday in Scotland

“Thats a hens journey to Scotland” ~ North Longford saying (proverb) Irish Folklore Commission The hens had heard by fluttering word To …

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