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- Old Irish words still surviving.
Although Irish has long since ceased to be the spoken language in this district many Irish words still remain especially amongst the country folk:-
Shanty = an old house.
Poreen = a small potato.
Ciaran + a clod of turf.
Spog = a wet sod of turf (over a chimney foot).
slean = a slane.
ge = a goose. hi ge.
cearc = a hen. hi cearc.
muc - a pig hi muc.
deoo deoo = used to call a pig.
Amadan = a fool of a boy.
Oinsiac= - - - a girl.
Stiaoill = an untidy person.
sroins = an untidy or lazy person
cailin = a girl ( used when speaking to cows when milking them).(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- James J. Mulhare