from elder, and whistles were made from elder, reed and sallies. James Ward in Ballyteague is a great ivy-leaf player. Long ago at dances three or four persons would jig for the dancing in the firelight, and they also played on combs and paper. There used to be a cock-fight in Pluckerstown bog.
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A man was going to be hanged and he was told that if he could make up a riddle that could not be solved, he would be set free. One evening
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