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Thread #150526 Message #3509024
Posted By: Jim Carroll
26-Apr-13 - 04:13 AM
Thread Name: The Fey: stories and lore, sources pleas
Subject: RE: The Fey: stories and lore, sources pleas
At the end of the 1950s this town had a 'visitation-like' visit from Walt Disney and his entourage who were location filming for 'Darby O'Gill and the Little People' 20 miles north of here on The Burren.
They landed at one of our (still) great music pubs, took over the back room and began to talk 'fairies' and 'leprechauns' with the locals.
In those days the bar was run by a wonderful couple whose wit is still legendary.
Disney plonked himself in the most comfortable chair in the house, usually occupied by Tomas, the landlord, and drawled "tell me Tomas, did you ever see a fairy?"
Tomas thought for a minute and said, "to tell you the truth, wasn't there one sitting in that very chair your sitting in just the night before last".
Disney is said to have leapt a foot in the air, ordered one of his minions to photograph the the chair, then hurriedly left, never to be seen again (literally taken by the fairies).