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  Fairies Are To Blame For Damaged Road, Irish Lawmaker Says
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AuthorJosh Lowe
MediaMagazine - Newsweek
News DateTuesday, August 8, 2017 07:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAn Irish lawmaker has blamed a damaged road on malicious activity by fairies.

Danny Healy-Rae, an independent member of Ireland’s parliament, the Dáil, said that a mysterious dip in the N22 road in Kerry, in the southwest of the country, is related to the presence of fairy forts, The Irish Times reported.

“There are numerous fairy forts in that area,” he said Monday. “I know that they are linked. Anyone that tampered with them back over the years paid a high price and had bad luck.”

The road network in question, he said, passes through an area filled with standing stones, stone circles and other ancient monuments, and is steeped in fairy folklore. The dip has reappeared despite a repair effort by the council that Healy-Rae said cost about 40,000 euros ($47,000.)

“There was something in these places you shouldn’t touch,” Healy-Rae said. “I have a machine standing in the yard right now. And if someone told me to go out and knock a fairy fort or touch it, I would starve first,” he added.

Back in 2007, when a dip first occurred in the road, Healy-Rae asked about the supernatural at a meeting of Kerry council. “Is it fairies at work?” he asked, in a formal motion authored when he was a councillor.

At the time, the council road authorities said the dip was due to “a deeper underlying subsoil/geotechnical problem.”
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