Departure of all the Fairies

Departure of all the Fairies

From a letter in 1846…

 

“A Wesleyan preacher, named Corjaig, declared some years back that he witnessed the departure of all the fairies of the Isle of Man from the Bay of Douglas in empty rum puncheons, and saw them scudding away – as far as the eye could reach – in the direction of Jamaica!”

 


(source: Letters from the Isle of Man (1846) from A Manx Notebook)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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