School: Deravoy (roll number 373)

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Derryveagh, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
E. Treanor

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List Of Words and Phrases that Have Been Adopted into the Popular English Speech of the Galltacht

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0959, Page 001

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List of words collected chiefly from time to time from John Treanor aged 77 Glenmore Emyvale (farmer)
By Principal Teacher
List of Gaelic Words. Local (corrupt in some cases) is given in brackets with English equation.
Agailín (daglan) a tassel.
Asgaillín. an armful (small) of hay etc.
Amadan. fool
Arcadán, an urchin. áirnéis (harnish) – stock cattle etc
buimlear a clumsy handed person
buibirlín, a lout
brosgan, a crowd or flock
brosna, firewood
brúightín – bruised potatoes served with butter.
bradan – a sudden shower (smur – light shore
bacan – Iron pin on which a hinge or gate is [hung]
broc – refuse of dinner
boc (bug) a well to do man is a big “bug”.
boscan “boxing” or lower boards of farmer’s cart.
baslog, a handful of water
brais, a ‘turn’ or bout at a churn or fit of illness
bórach, a cord formerly used ot tie cows in byre
báirseach (barge) a female scold.
brocach (brocked) a red sunburned face (adj.)
bothóg, a hut
brócghis, a mess, food carelessly prepared.
breillic (prelk) an unwieldy female
cillín, a fortune, or large sum of money.
béirín, conacre, or land where top sod is burned
bardóg – one of panniers) to produce a crop (generally corn)
brablach – refuse
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Collector
E. Treanor
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Informant
John Treanor
Gender
male
Age
77
Occupation
farmer
Address
Glen More, Co. Monaghan
Language
mixed