There was once a man who went to the fair at Williamstown. He sold sheep and lambs and bought drink and got very drunk. When he was going home, he fell and went to sleep and woke to the sound of fairy music. The fairies asked him if he wanted a gift and he replied that he wanted them to take away the hump on his back. The man went home without the hump.
Collector: Katie Kelly, Beagh, Co. Galway
Informant: William Shally, Beagh, Co. Galwa
Place: Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie