The Fisherman and the Fairy Ship

Clifden, Co. Galway

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One time there lived in the district of Clifden two fishermen. One night they went out fishing and it was very fine. When they were very long fishing they saw a big ship and it was full of lights. They saw no one on it and they thought it might be a fairy one. when they were about to turn away they heard a voice saying “Go home or you will get drowned here”. they did not heed this voice but they turned away from it. when they were a while fishing after that, a storm arose. the waves rose over the boat and it was going up and down. After a while when they were nearly lost they saw the fairy ship again. They heard a voice again from the ship “You did not heed the good voice you got first so you can perish now”. So, they did.

Collector: Francis Egan

Informant: Joe Keady, Fakeeragh, Co. Galway

Place: Clifden, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

 

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