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3 Giants

Abstract: Story collected by K. Murray, a student at Cill Srianáin (Jamestown) school (Jamestown, Co. Leitrim) (no informant identified).

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County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Leitrim Schools

Murray, K.

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3 Giants [duchas:4647357]

Once there lived on Sheemore three giants and it is said that they challenged each other in weight throwing.
The first giant threw a stone which landed in Notley's Hill in Annaduff.
The second giant threw one the same size, and it landed a short distance from the first one.
The third giant threw one which rested across the other two, froming the shape of a house.
These stones are still to be seen in Annaduff and cattle take shelter under them.
It is said that the stones were 14' long and that they stuck down 6' in the ground, when thrown.

Origin information
Jamestown, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Type of resource
Physical description
p. 496
Volume 0210
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Bríd Ní Ghormáin.
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Historical and commemorative structures--Séadchomharthaí
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Supernatural and legendary beings--Neacha neamhshaolta agus osnádúrtha
School location
JamestownBaile ShéamaisJamestownKiltoghertLeitrimLeitrim
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD . 0210/2/114
Suggested credit
"3 Giants"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Bríd Ní Ghormáin.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.

Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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