The tale of a Leitrim man gifted with an unusual ability by the good people.

Michael Francis Flynn from County Leitrim tells the story of Francis "Buttons" McGourty who could perform extraordinary feats of movement.

Buttons attributed his power to the "good people" who he believed were visible to him and him alone on every road in the country. and they had the power to move people from one location to another.

Michael Francis recalls one instance where Buttons used his power to get a key witness to a court hearing in Carrick-on-Shannon.

People in the area were afraid of Buttons because of his alleged powers.

'Of Night and the Light and the Half Light' broadcast on 8 August 1982. The presenter is Donncha Ó Dúlaing.

'Of Night and the Light and the Half Light' was a series of six programmes hosted by Donncha Ó Dúlaing exploring Irish folk tradition.