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Nearest Town:Stranorlan (2km SSE)
OS Ref (IE):   H1461796793 / Sheets: 6, 12
Latitude:54° 49' 7.25" N
Longitude:   7° 46' 21.31" W

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Long ago there was a stone wall round Dunwiley fort. One time a man named Thomas Gallagher took the field in which the fort was situated for grazing. He sent his men to toss the wall. When the men put the stones on the carts the horses fell dead. It is said that this happened because the ground was "gentle."
Shortly after this Thomas himself died.
From the 1930s Schools Collection, now being transcribed at

Similar retellings here, here and here, and a different story about the fort is here..
There is a fort outside Stranorlar called Dunwiley Fort. Two men went to this fort to hunt one night about 12 o clock. They had two hounds with them. As they approached the top of the fort they noticed the hounds were afraid and looking round they saw a little woman who wore a red cloak. The men were afraid and ran away. After this one of the men took ill.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th April 2016ce
Edited 14th April 2016ce