Horses Seeing Fairies

Horses Seeing Fairies

One day this winter we had no bread for tea at Orry’s Dale. On inquiring the reason the next time the baker’s cart came, the boy who drove it said that the horse saw fairies after dark, and so, as it was getting dusk, he had gone home instead of coming on with the bread.


(source: artwork ‘A Man with a Horse and Cart and a Dog on a Moor’ by James Docharty; Yn Lioar Manninagh c.1899, 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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