I love these sort of tales, which are still quite common in countries with strong folk traditions like Ireland; I remember stories about people cutting corners off cottages because they were obstructing fairy paths. Iceland has similar stories about 'elf houses' in rocks and so on. They also seem related to the stories of folks taking a pebble from some ancient site and then later posting it back, claiming that it had brought them bad luck.Irish Examiner wrote:Donal Bohane has had more than his fair share of bad luck over the past few years.
However, the Cork farmer is hoping a pair of Dutch druids living in Kerry might actually change his fortune.
As well as seeing his fields outside Skibbereen flooded numerous times at a cost of thousands in lost revenue, he has also lost a lot of cattle to various infections.
It was only when he started trying to trace back over the years what had changed on the 30-acre farm he rents that he came to believe his ill fortune was linked to an ancient boundary marker in one of his fields in the townland of Coolnagarrane.
Ever since a one-tonne standing stone in one of his fields was knocked over by a bull, he has had a string of bad luck, he says.
Anyway, hope the 'druids' managed to get thing sorted out, although I think it might have taken a bit less than 2 hours if they were dowsers?
Full story: HERE.