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- Teideal (Title): Fairy Whirlwind, The.
- Uimhir Chatalóige Ollscoil Washington (University of Washington Catalogue Number): 840110.
- Uimhir Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann (National Folklore of Ireland Number): none.
- Uimhir Roud (Roud Number): none.
- Uimhir Laws (Laws Number): none.
- Uimhir Child (Child Number): none.
- Cnuasach (Collection): Joe Heaney Collection, University of Washington, Seattle.
- Teanga na Croímhíre (Core-Item Language): English.
- Catagóir (Category): story.
- Ainm an té a thug (Name of Informant): Joe Heaney.
- Ainm an té a thóg (Name of Collector): unavailable.
- Dáta an taifeadta (Recording Date): 07/11/1983.
- Suíomh an taifeadta (Recording Location): University of Washington, United States of America.
- Ocáid an taifeadta (Recording Occasion): evening class.
- Daoine eile a bhí i láthair (Others present): unavailable.
- Stádas chóipcheart an taifeadta (Recording copyright status): unavailable.
A whirlwind is caused by the fairy host moving from one place to another.
Two brothers are harvesting seaweed on the beach, when a whirlwind comes and scatters the seaweed. One of the men blesses the wind, and the other one curses it.
Unfortunately, you’re supposed to curse the whirlwind – and the fairies who are responsible for it – as the brother who blessed it found out the hard way. That same night, he died; and he got up off the board where they had laid him for his wake, went out the door, and threw himself into the ocean.