TRANSACTION'S OF THE FOLK-LORE SOCIETY.
Vol. v.] SEPTEMBER, 1894. [No. III.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st, 1894.
(The proceedings at this meeting have already been re- ported in FoLK-LoRE, Vol. V, No. 2.)
FURTHER NOTES FROM COUNTY LEITRIM.
BY LELAND L. DUNCAN, F.S.A.
When last year I had the pleasure of laying before the Society some notes from the parish of Kiltubbrid, co. Leitrim, which embodied the more general folk-sentiment of the district, I was not without hope that I might be able to extend the area covered by my researches to other parts of the county during the past summer. This, however, I was unable to do, and what I have to present to you in continuation of my first paper has all been gathered in the above-named parish.
Cut off as the place is from outside influence, one would perhaps expect to find a greater number of customs surviving, and in this respect the locality is disappointing. Fortunately, what is lacking in one direction is made up in another, and, all things considered, a place cannot be ranked as coming below the standard which supplies, besides the odds and ends here brought together, at least a dozen folk-tales in a fair state of preservation. I attribute this to the fact that little reading being indulged in by the people (save perhaps of a newspaper now and then), the folk-tale is still in request round the fire on a
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