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Gipsies are to be found along
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2020-08-15 02:30
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water and holds her breath for a certain time. She then throws the mouth-full of water and the dust out on a plate, and never sees the patient.
Small tongue down
It is rose by a man in Ballivaria. To raise the small tongue he seats the patient on the floor then unaware of the patient he grabs it by of the head and lifts it clean off the floor, or if the person is Bald he grabs the scalp with a pliers or tongues.
Tape-worm.
There is a Miss Raftry Dooeighnery, Ballina, cures this worm.
Tinn-cough, is cured by a ferrets leavings, or donkeys milk.
Cancer in its first stage.
There is a Miss Cowl of Enniscrone takes off such worts with a plaster.
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2020-08-15 02:29
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An empty house needs no thatch
Long fair long foul.
A lesson bought is worth two taught.
A good beginning is half the work.
Save the hay while the sun shines.
A closed mouth is sweet.
Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.
For the want of a nail the shoe was lost
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost
For the want of a horse the rider was lost
All for the want of a horse shoe nail
Plough deep while sluggers sleep, and you'll have corn to sell and to keep.
A penny wise a pound foolish.
A gifted horse should never be looked at in the mouth.
Those who live in glass houses never should throw stones.
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2020-08-15 02:28
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A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Health is better than wealth.
Better late than never.
Fools rush where angels fear to tread.
Where ignorance is a bliss tis folly to be wise.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Whats small is sweet.
Noise is not authority.
To day is your opportunity tomorrow is the other fellows.
The windy day is not a day for thatch.
Every month in the year curses fair February.
A wet and windy May, fills the barns with corn and hay
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And keep clear of all the rocks.
And you will always have tobacco.
In your ould tobacco box.
3 Save the hay while the sun shines.
4 It is a long road that there is not a turn in.
5 When you are in a glass house dont throw stones
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2020-08-15 02:27
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1 Those that go a borrowing go a sorrowing.
2 Every little bit added to what you get. Makes just a little bit more.
Every little bit put on the shelf. Keeps the wolf from the door.
So save up all your pennies.
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Many hands make light work.
A good name is better than great riches.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Make the hay while the sun shines.
Rome was not built in a day.
A sleeping fox catches no poultry.
The eye of a master will do more work than both of his hands.
You cannot eat your cake and have it too.
Always taking out of the meal tub and never putting in soon comes to the bottom.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
He that by the plough would thrive himself must either hold or drive.
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2020-08-15 02:25
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2020-08-15 02:20
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Bhí sean tigh inaice leis an scoil atá i Mágh-mór anois. Ní raibh an scoil sin ann an úair sin in-acór. Úair amháin tháinig seana maighistir scoile agus chuaidh sé isteach ann. Ní raibh aon ainm ag doine ar ach an stundaire bhí sé am mhór.
Ní raibh aon suidheachan sa scoil sin ach cloca móna agus féar caithte ortha. Doras a bhí aca cun a bheith ag scríbh.
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2020-08-15 02:18
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Bhí fear ann fadó agus bhí sé pósta. Bhí a dhriothár san tigh in éineacht leó. Bhí an driothár ana beannuighthe ar fad. Theigheadh sé amach gach lá ag léigheamh leabhra beannuighthe. An lá séo deirig acrann ibir é féin is an bean agus ar sise:- "Ní dheineann tú tada aon lá ach ag imtheacht led'
phremier ar thón do bhriste".
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2020-08-15 02:15
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On a leisure hour by a shady bowl [?]
In a rambling tour as I gave a bound
To those glens so charming
That gaze each morning on fair Castle Brown
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I walked around it and then I viewed it
On upon its summit there I had seen
A crown far greener than the vales of Limerick
With Erins emblem the Shamrock green
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But as I view its crumbling structure
By whom the cursed Saxon did on it frown
I mean Cromwell with his ancestors
and his predicessors who tore it down
It is to day the ruins of a British tyrant
Who got it torn by an alien crew
But in former years it belonged to Desmonds
They were Irish Princes after Brian Boru
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2020-08-15 02:11
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There was a big wind in 1839. It knocked many houses. It blew the roof off a house that was in Tom Murphy's field. Biddy Neill was living in it. There were a lot of trees knocked and hay carried away by the wind.
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2020-08-15 01:00
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In the year 1840 there was a hedge school in the land now owned by Pat Sheridan, Dungimmon, Mt Nugent, Co Cavan Mr Macknamee taught in it. The pupils wrote with quills on paper, they also used slates.
There was also a hedge school in Bernard McDonnell's field in Ballyhip, Mt Nugent, Co Cavan. Mr Donnelly taught in it. The pupils sat on stones. They wrote with quills. Mr Donnelly's son afterwards taught in the N. S. in Ballyhip, Mt Nugent, Co Cavan, now in ruins
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2020-08-15 00:30
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The treasure is supposed to have been hidden between Cockhill and Umrcam. It is not known how long the treasure is hidden. Attempts have been made to find it. It is not known who tried to get the treasure but it is known that the people who tried to find it had no success. The treasure consists of a pot of gold valued about two hundred pounds. Buried gold or treasure has never been discovered in the district I live in. It is not discovered because the people do not know where the treasures are hidden. Treasures are able to be seen by eating certain food. Lights have been treasure is hidden.
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2020-08-15 00:10
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There was a hedge school in Ballinacree. It was in a field at Farrelly's crossroads. The name of he field is Sil Park. It was an old cabin. The name of the teacher was master Flynn. The children used to sit on stones. They used to use burned sticks for chalk to write on slates. They used feathers for writing pens. Boys only were thaught there. He taught for three years there The present owner of the field is Mr Hone. There was an old school in Ballyhip. It was burned to the ground
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2020-08-15 00:02
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On the 14th of August in the year 1914, there was a terrific thunder storm and rainfall.
The rivers overflowed, and the roads were flooded. The people had to walk on the ditches the next day.
The lightning burned hay, and hurt cattle, and horses, nobody could light an electric light that night, because the lightning would effect it.
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2020-08-14 23:59
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There was a big win in 1839. It knocked many houses. It blew the roof off a house that was in Tom Murphy's field. Biddy Neill was living in it. There were a lot of trees knocked and hay carried away by the wind.
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2020-08-14 23:58
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There was a big wind in 1839. It knocked many houses. It knocked a big tree in Bill Gillick's field. There were 20 horse loads of timber in it. It knocked a hayshed that was in a field; it was full of hay which was scattered through the field. There was a horse standing beside a river and he was knocked in by the wind and was drowned.
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2020-08-14 23:55
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On a leisure hour ly a shady bowl [?]
In a rambling tour as I gave a bound
To those glens so charming
That gaze each morning on fair Castle Brown
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I walked around it and then I viewed it
On upon its summit there I had seen
A crown far greener than the vales of Limerick
With Erins emblem the Shamrock green
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But as I view its crumbling structure
By whom the cursed Saxon did on it from [?]
I mean Cromwell with his ancestors
and his predicessors who tore it down
IIIIIt is to day the ruins of a British tyrant
Who got it torn by an alien crew
But in former years it belonged to Der [?]
They were Irish Princes after Brian Boru
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2020-08-14 23:45
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Ceathair ar gcrith
Ceathair i rith beirt i dean olis agus bóigge bóigge leo?
Réidhteach. Bó ag rith
Túir. An fear a dein é níor caith sé riamh é ach an fear a caith é níor connaich sé riamh é
Réidhteach. Córa
Túis Dhá cois ar talamh trí cois in áirde ceann ar tón agus ináirde
Réifhteach Puta.
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2020-08-14 23:40
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Bhí fear ann fadó agus bhí sé pósta. Bhí a dhriothár san tigh in éineacht leó. Bhí an driothár ana beannuighthe ar fad. Theigheadh sé amach gach lá ag léigheamh leabhra beannuighthe. An lá séo deirig acrann ibir é féin is an bean agus ar sise:- "Ní dheineann tú tada aon lá ach ag imtheacht ied'
phremier ar thón do bhriste".
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2020-08-14 23:38
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Bhí sean tigh inaice leis an scoil atá i Mágh-mór anois. Ní raibh an scoil sin ann an úair sin in-acór. Úair amháin tháinig seana maighistir scoile agus chuaidh sé isteach ann. Ní raibh aon ainm ag aoine ar ach an stundaire bhí sé am mhór.
Ní raibh aon suidheachan sa scoil sin ach cloca móna agus féar caithte ortha. Doras a bhí aca cun a bheirt ag scríbh.
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2020-08-14 23:35
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There were many industries carried on by the old people. Some of those industries are not carried on now. One industry that was carried on here long ago was churning.
When the people used be churning they had what was called a churn and a churn staff. The churn was a wooden vessel like a tank. The churn staff was a long wooden handle, and at the end of it there was a square piece of oak. In the cover of the churn there was a hole so that the staff could work up and down. This was done until the butter was made.
There was also spinning done in this locality. Spinning was done with a spinning wheel. This was a wooden article. They used make an amount of thread from wool at that time.
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2020-08-14 23:30
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Long ago the people used to have cures for diseases themselves. They used to have a cure for the whooping cough, namely, to drink the ferret's leavings. The old people say that the seventh son of a family could cure certain diseases.
They sued to go to blessed wells to perform rounds for eyesight.
An old woman, who lived near us, could cure a burn by licking it.
An old man could cure a certain kind of pain in cattle by making Snaidhm (pron, "sneein") na Péiste and unravelling it over them.
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2020-08-14 23:29
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This song on the opposite page was writen by Timothy D. Curtin, who is still alive in America.
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2020-08-14 23:28
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An exile's love for his native place, for me there's no conceal.
Of days gone by with youth and joy at Rockchapel - on - the Feale.
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On sweet Rockhill the sun doth shine, the meadows are in bloom.
The mowers are getting busy, for this is the month of June.
Lyreneague and Knockafurtig, not forgetting Knockanebane.
See Meentina's bogs around you be - decked in cannavaun.
The chapel bell is ringing, school-children are at play.
In my mind I see a picture of my native place to -day.
And proud I am to write of it, and always the same shall feel.
The thoughts shall never leave me, of Rockchapel - on - the Feale.
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2020-08-14 23:26
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The people had no cure for fever or small-pox.
Headache - they used to put vinegar to their heads.
Toothache - they would put red pepper into the tooth if there was a hole in it. Earache - they used bathe their ears in a jug of hot water and put hot olive oil into it.
A lump in the inside of their necks - they used put a poultice of boiled turnip to it.
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People go to St. Martin's Well when they get toothaches, headaches, and rheumatism.
Mrs. Synan can cure Crease-collar (sore mouth)
Richard Ryan can cure Tinneas- Cneas (wildfire)
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2020-08-14 23:24
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The fireside crew of old I knew, told many a stirring tale.
Of Jack Ladrigan dressed in a suit of green, Dublin castle on his trail.
The shoneens, then, again and again were met with lead and steel.
And Leader's hunt - it showed the blunt of Rockchapel - on - the Feale.
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As I write these lines, strange visions rise - I can see my native home.
On Foley's mountain top I stand though far across the foam.
I am looking straight towards Stagmount now, where the crab trees used to be,
In Knockatoon the fields are white with mushrooms I can see.
I am dreaming now of Foiladown where the clustering berries grew.
My heart is aching for the boys, the pals of old I knew.
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2020-08-14 23:21
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One day a farmer was mowing hay in a meadow near his house. He found a nest of young weasels and removed it a little distance away. When the mother weasel came she could find no nest. As she was searching she found a tincan containing a drink for the farmer. The weasel, thinking that her spit was poisonous, spat into the tin can. She wanted to kill the farmer whom she thought had harmed her young ones. As she was going away she found the nest where the farmer had placed it. When she saw that there was no harm done to the young ones she returned again and spilled the drink, so that the farmer would not drink it.
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To free their native country form the jaws of the British lion
The land League was their weapon then, with Fr Kennedy and O Brien.
'Tis there you'll hear the thrushe's song and see the wild flowers grow.
What a beauty sight in Winters time, the vale in white with snow.
'Tis there you'll hear real music, an O Grady jig and reel.
They do not prance, they have Fitz's dance at Rockchapel - on - the Feale.
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May God be good to Davey Walshe, our dear old native tongue.
He kept alive, it never died, the truth must now be sung.
An Irish piper of some fame, he started the first band.
When his moonlighters from Glencarney paraded about the land.
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2020-08-14 23:17
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The fox, the rabbit, the hare, and the badger. The fox does great harm to the farmer. He kills ducks, geese, hens, and turkeys. He makes his den in old dry ruins and in fences.
The rabbit makes his burrow in every sort of ground and can do a lot of trespass to crops. He eats oats, young cabbage, and turnips.
The hare is seldom seen in the same place and never does much damage.
The badger does the same damage as the fox. He lives on the same class of food but is more vicious than the fox.
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2020-08-14 23:13
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The weasel is a very vicious animal. He kills rabbits, birds, rats, and mice. It is said that the weasel has knowledge. They are very often seen in this locality. They live in old stone fences and in old ruins. If you pelted stones at a weasel he would try to do you harm.
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2020-08-14 23:11
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The stoat is much more common than the weasel, but the people of the locality call both weasel.
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O, sweet old spot, dear old Rock, there were martyrs for your name.
When the village rock was an altar and the priest in hiding came.
With his dear old flock, now dead and gone, to pray to him on high
They had for light the moon and stars, and their canopy the sky.
That mass-rock we can see as yet, a monument to those.
Who died for Patrick's light and God against the foreign foes.
May they rest in peace, they kept the faith, and the devil could not steal.
The martyr's soul of the penal days at Rockchapel - on - the Feale.
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A romantic spot, with its woods and groves, where lovers they did stray.
The birthplace of your patriots who fought in their own day.
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the year. Lighted sticks from the fire are also carried to the crops to save them from any blight or harm.
The majority of the people receive Holy Communion on Whit Sunday because our Local Church is dedicated to the Holy Spirit.
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is exposed all the day, and people come to adore it. A number of people get married during Shrove and any person who does not get married it is said "that they must go to Skellig."
Long ago the people rubbed chalk to the bachelors on Chalk Sunday which is the first Sunday of Lent.
Good Friday is the Friday preceeding Easter Sunday. Any crops or plants planted on this day are sure to grow.
Easter Sunday is the Sunday following the first full moon after the 21st of March. On this day the people get up very early as it is said the sun dances.
Lent is over at 12 o' clock on Easter Sunday Saturday and the people eat a number of eggs on Easter Sunday. The children think it a great honour to tell each other how many eggs they eat on that day.
May Day is celebrated on the first of May. On this day the people did not like that another person would take fire out of their houses for fear of taking butter in the piseóga.
St. John's Day is celebrated on the 24th of June. Bonfires are lighted and when they are extinguishing the cattle are driven through them to prevent them from any harm during
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2020-08-14 22:54
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St Stephen's Day is celebrated on the 26th of December. On this day boys assemble and they go from house to house collecting money. They get a holly bush and tie a dead wren and ribbons to it. When they reach each door they dance and sing and they say a little verse
The wren the wren the king of all birds,
St Stephen's Day he was caught in the furze,
Although he being little his family was great,
Cheer up land-lady and give us a treat.
St Bridget's Day is held on the 1st of February. On this day the children wear crosses made of rushes and also a cloth is hung on a bush during its eve. This cloth would cure a headache or any sore or pain.
St Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th of March. The people wear shamrocks in honour of St Patrick on this day.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent.
This is a fast day and long ago the people used tea without sugar or milk and they made the bread of water. The principal food they used was potatoes and herrings.
Holy Thursday is the day before Good Friday. In the cities and towns, the Blessed Sacrament
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2020-08-14 22:43
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dancing. One girl had no partner and she asked the woman if she knew anyone who would dance with her. She sent her up to where John Dillon was and she pulled him out of the bed. He danced with her until the cocks began to crow. Then every man turned into a horse and every girl jumped up on his back. John was not able to keep up with the other horses so the girl changed herself into a horse and John jumped up on her back. They came to a river and the horse stooped suddenly to get a drink. John was thrown over her head into the water. When he recovered he found the fairies all gone and he saw his Aunt's house about a hundred yards away. He went in, delivered his message, had his dinner, and, as quickly as he could, he went home after his experience of a night with the fairies.
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2020-08-14 22:33
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In a little while he heard a voice, and on looking out he saw an old man hunting goats down the mountain side. He followed them and came to a long low thatched house. A woman came out and herself and the man were surprised to see John. He asked them if he could stay until morning and they agreed reluctantly.
They gave him his supper of goats' milk and mashed potatoes, but as he did not like goats' milk he gave it unseen to the dog. Then they told him to go to bed. The bed was at the end of the house and he lay down without undressing. The house was so long that he could only see a tiny spark of fire at the other end. As the clock struck twelve the finest croud of boys and girls came in laughing and talking and joking. Some of them started to play on fiddles and other musical instruments, and the others went
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Ireland is noted for its fairies, and on any bright night they can be seen by the privileged few, either hurling on the hilltop, playing football in the meadow, or dancing in the Fort or Rath. With their brightly coloured garments they make an entrancing sight.
John Dillon of Cappabane who is now over seventy years, told me of a night he spent dancing with the fairies. When he was a young man he was sent by his mother with a message to his Aunt in Ballygreen near Killaloe. As he was going up Raheen Hill a very thick fog set in and the next thing John found was that he had gone off the road and was wandering on a mountain he did not know. After a couple of hours he came to a clamp of turf, and as he was tired he made a hole in it and went in.
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My father told me the following story and any who wishes can consult him about it if they want to know how true it is. There lived in the house where Henry Jordan is living now a man by the name of Patrick Cuttle. Patrick dreamt that there was a pot of gold at a certain spot near the Bridge of Athlone. He dreamt the same thing three nights in succession. He felt convinced that if he went up to the place indicated in his dream he would be sure to get the gold. So he got up early the 3rd morning and started his journey to Athlone. When he landed at the place indicated in his dream he could see no pot of gold pot of gold although he spent three days walking up and down the bridge. At last when he was thinking of returning home disappointed you may be sure at not finding the much coveted treasure another man came up to him and asked him"What was he seeking or did he lose any thing. Something prompted him to tell him his story about the dream he had. Well said the other man I dreamt three nights in succession that there was a large pot of gold lying under a Whitethorn lone bush in a man's field and this field is
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When the sun shines early in the morning it is the sign of rain.
When the stars are falling it is the sign of rain. When the moon is foggy it is the sign of bad weather.
When the sun sets red it is the sign of good weather. When the smoke goes up straight it is the sign of good weather. When the lakes look near it is a bad sign.
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There is a lios not far from where I live in Castlelands, abouot 1/2 a mile north of Ballineen. It was supposed to be the haunt of the fairies. A lot of stones were around it and a lot of white-thorn grew on it. Old people would not cut a bush or move a stone as they believed that some misfortune would come on them. The man, who is living in the farm now, was building a ditch near the lios one day, and he took some stones off it. Next morning the best one of his sheep was dead and he noticed nothing wrong with her before. So he put back the stones that he had moved.
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Live horse and you'll get grass.
It's not worth a farthing.
It's not worth a rush.
It's not worth a pin.
It's not three halfpence. Its not worth three halfpence.
It's not worth a spit.
It's not worth a shilling.
It's not worth a chew of tobacco.
"As mean as "lay" in a bottle."
As rough as they're making them.
As fit as a fiddle.
As lazy as sin.
As lazy as auld Nick.
As cute as a pet fox.
As knowing as a fox.
He could herd rats at a crossroads.
As auld as Mithusalch.
As black as the Earl of Kells waiscoat
As buisy as a nailer.
As auld as black Nick
As white as snow.
As white as a hounds tooth.
As clean as a bead
As clean as a new pin
As auld as "tay".
As crooked as a ram's horn.
As quiet as a mouse.
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cure. also Donkey's Milk was another cure for Whooping Cough.
To cure Hicough. Theres a well in Lugekeeran and a glass of the water from it cures a Hicough" The water from the Blessed Well at Lugekeeran is in connection with the Blessed Well in Tully. Saint Patrick's Well in Mr. Michael Beatties garden. Thats why its said the water out of either, cures "Hicough" Vomiting and Toothache. To cure cuts.
Theres a leaf growing in the land called Saint Patricks leaf. Its green, coated over with veins. This was heated to the fire and placed on the cut and a cloth outside to keep it there. It was the only cure long ago for a cut.
Now certain people are supposed to have cures or healing powers got from God. The Seventh son in a family has the cure for "Ring Worm" or "Rash". A boy born without ever seeing his father has the cure for Foul mouth.
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2020-08-14 21:24
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We play a game called "The Farmer Wants A Wife" at school. We catch hold of each others hands, and form a ring. One person stands in the centre of it who is
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2020-08-14 21:23
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Long ago two men attemped to dig a crock of gold in "Maurice Galvins Fort at Coxestown. They dug about two feet when they met the edge of a coffin. Then they stopped and dug no more It is said that it not right to interfere with a Fort
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Into the hands of the Lord, I recommend my spirit, O Lord Jesus Christ lay me down to rest short and miserable pilgeram God the Father bless me, God the Son defend and keep me, and may the blessing of the holy Ghost Sangtify me and preserve me this night and for ever more Amen.

O, Angel of God my guardine dear, to hoom Gods love commits me here ever this day be at my side to light and guard to rule and guide.

Hearth of Jesus I adore thee Hearth of Mary I implore thee, Hearth of Joseph pure and just in those three hearths I place my thrust, help us o God assist us O Jesus, Mary abandon us not Mary the divine hearth of Jesus the pure hearth of Mary be every-where loved served praised glorified for ever and ever Amen.
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There is a fort in Coxstown in Jerom Collin's land. It is surrounded by a high fence. Some years ago tow men thought there was gold buried there. One night they set out for it. When they had a couple of feet dug a coffin appeared beside them so they immediately ran away.
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2020-08-14 21:20
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Long ago there was a man whose name was Kingston living in Kilgariff near Clonakilty. He had a fort and he knocked the fence around it and the same year all his cattle died.
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2020-08-14 21:19
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There is another fort in Dan o Mahony's land Carhuvoule. Their ancestors set potatoes in it and later on some of them went to America and they were drowned while going. It is a small round enclosure and there is no fence, but a hedge of willows around it. There is a hollow ring around outside the trees.
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the gate. The redpole perched on a tree near the gate. The keeper saw him and fired at him, and he knocked a feather out of him. Then he went back to the 'God of the air,' to find out how he would get the apple. She told him to go to sleep in a cage, while she thought of a plan. The redpole slept for three hours. When he wakened he saw the god with a wand her hand.
She opened the cage and let out the redpole. She changed him into a stork, with a magic wand. He had three thorns on his head, and on his two sides. He put a dummy letter on his wing, and he went to the garden. There he perched upon a tree. The keeper fired a shot and broke a thorn off his forehead. The stork began to flutter, and the letter fell out from under his wing. The keeper stooped to pick up the letter. While he was picking up the letter, the stork took an apple off the tree of youth and flew to the king with it.
The redpole told him, how he was changed into a stork. When his daughter ate the apple, she was cured. The next day, the king sent the redpole to a well, in which the queen lost her ring. Now, this well, was near the garden in which the tree of youth, grew, and the water in it was
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to re-cover this, for it is said, that if any of these old places are interfered with, that seven years bad luck would be instore for you. He then replaced the flag in its right position but Mr White suffered much for some time following as all his cattle horses, sheep, and cows died, and even pigs.
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There was once a man who in the penal times turned protestant in order to avoid the persecution inflicted on Catholics in these times. He was a holder of two thousand acres of Land.
He was lying on his death bed and the priest came to him like a protestant in dress. He converted him and he died a good catholic
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A holy monk one took his disciples into a garden, and showed them a young plant, just springing (out of the ground) When they had looked at it he said Pull it up" one of them took hold of it easily drew it of the ground.
He then showed them a young tree which had been growing there for some time after.
He desired them to pull it up.
They pulled it up a long time. He told them to pull it up and they could not.
This was a very
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2020-08-14 21:13
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In Michael McCarthys land in the townland of Knox there is a fort. In the district it is called a Lios. It is surrounded by an earth fence with some blackthorn growing on it. In the next field to the fort there are three cromlechs.
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Old Forts Currycrowley and Ballinard
There is a cave in Michael Carey's land in the town land of Currycrowley which was found five or six years ago when ploughing. It is cut out in a rock. Many people far away came to see it, they charged everyone who came to see it.
There is a fort in Con Murphy's land in Ballinard. There is a fence all around it made of earth. There is an opening in the middle of it.
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There is a fort in our land, and it is surrounded by a wide trench and a high earthen embankment. There is a opening in the middle going down to the caves. I went in six or seven times to see the caves and there are a lot of names written on the flags there. There is a white thorn sceac growing on the land by the fort and it is said that there is gold under it. A man that worked with my grandfather years ago went one day to hack it out with a gruffane and the first stoke he struck he hit himself on the shin bone and it was the cause of his death. Another man years afterwards attempted to dig it out and it is said that he had not a days luck afterwards.
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In the townland of Castle-derry in my father's land "John Ahern" there is a high rock near the fence called "Carraig an Aifrinn." It is almost flat on top with some steps leading up. They are indented into the rock. This rock is about two fields in from the Derry road.
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also gave the redpole a little purse. Out of this purse you could order as many soldiers as you like. The fairy told her to fly over the king's palace. Then she was to go down, and give him the purse, that was, if he did not aim to shoot him. The redpole saw the king's son with a rifle in his hand, and the king arranging his soldiers in the drilling ground. The king's son fired at the green linnet, but the linnet caught the bullet in his mouth.
He fired again and a feather fell out of the green linnet. He saw the feather falling, and then he knew that it was a green linnet that he was firing at. Then the linnet lit on the ground. When he was lighting he changed back into a redpole again. He took the purse out, from under his wing and gave it to the king. He was delighted with this and he gave his enemies a terrible beating. Now the kings daughter was very sick. The king sent the redpole to get an apple off the tree of youth. Anyone who ate an apple off this tree, at the point of death would be cured. The redpole set out for the garden in which the tree of youth grew.
The redpole saw the keper of the garden standing at
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2020-08-14 21:04
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quite stiff, and then the bone would turn over and over around the stick until the twist was gone out of the string.
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2020-08-14 21:03
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Take a twig of elder-scoop out the soft white centre. Put in a haw in the hollow and blow. Boys play this trick on one another. When you blow, you shoot the how at the other person.
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2020-08-14 21:00
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There is not much history to be got about the old cemetery. In the olden times it was owned by Sir Beccan and he had a convent there. Many people went there and became monks. The is only one one relic of the past left and that is the Church and a vault. This vault is open and there is a coffin it it. Mary Berry is the name on the coffin and she died on the 3rd March 1801. The Churchyard is surrounded be trees and a relic at the back
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2020-08-14 20:59
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It was an old custom to relieve a child from whooping cough, to have the parents stand at each side of a female donkey and to hand the child to one another under and over the animal for so many times.
Another old cure for a Lough Lein is to burn the root of some herb in a stall, and then place it on the Lough Lein. The Lough Lein is a lump that comes on the tigh or under the arm.
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cough. Light whiskey punch was a cure for measles. The seventh son was supposed to have many powers, such as healing certain diseases for instance boils when breathed on by him would quickly heal up. It is also said that when he makes a circle around a worm he is unable to escape outside that ring.
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The Rag-wort cures every cut. It is said that the devil cut the main root of it. The juice is bruised out if it into water, and then rubbed to the scar. The Traenluib is a herb which was used for curing erysipelas in ancient times. Chaise Na Péiste is a knotting of cords over horses and cattle that have griping pains. If the knot opens the animal will get cured.
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As black as soot
As grumpy as a cat.
As rusty as an old gun
As fat as butter.
As thin as a rush.
As thin as a worn sixpence.
As wizen as a witch.
As fresh as paint.
As happy as an ass in a drain.
As white as a shilling.
As white as a sheet.
Little the better of you.
As black as a sloe.
As thin as a whip.
As red as a rose.
As big as a house.
As white as the driven snow.
The day of the wind is not the day if the scollop.
March will serch April try and May will tell you whether you'll live or die.
As right as rain.
As safe as the bank.
As safe as meal in the chist.
The nearer the bone the sweeter the beef.
Beauty won't boil the pot.
As the cap fits wear it.
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2020-08-14 20:57
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One night last winter we were out late and we saw a big white bird flying around the yard. At first were were frightened as we did not know what it was until he pitched on the loft window which was opened we went very quietly into the loft and he was just catching a mouse on the oats. We have seen him several times since. It is an owl.
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2020-08-14 20:55
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The swallows build in our stall each year and in the fowl house and shed.When the swallows fly low they say it is a sign of rain and when the swallows fly high it is a sign of fine weather.
The robin builds in the fence of our lane and in the hayrick each year.
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2020-08-14 20:54
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In the townland of Kilbilogue where I live the remains of an old Church and Graveyard are still to be seen The townland receives its name from the place. Around the Christmas season lights are to be seen there.
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2020-08-14 20:53
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A short distance away from our house there is a field. This field is owned by John Ahern Derry
In the middle of the field there is a rock. This rock is known as Carraig an Aifrinn Steps lead up to the top of the rock The rock is now covered with moss.
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2020-08-14 20:51
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Penal Days - Mass Rock
There were two big rocks in Simon Deasy's land which the priests used for alters in the Penal times. There are holes in the ricks in which the candles were placed when saying Mass. The priests had a very hard time in those days because if the soldiers caught them saying Mass they would kill them.
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2020-08-14 20:51
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We have still some linen sheets, made by my great-grandmother.
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2020-08-14 20:49
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him. On these conditions he left them go
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Rays up from the Sun at sunset which are called "Moses Horns" denote bad weather, whereas rays down from the Sun denote good weather.
2) Seagulls wheeling overhead and screaming denote wet and stormy weather near at hand.
3) Rooks flying calmly and very high are a sign of good weather, whereas if they are noisily wheeling low down they are a sure sign of bad weather.
4) If bees seem in a hurry to start work in the early morning, it is said to be a sign of rain before night.
5) The scarlet Pimpernel is a sure weather guide; when she closes in her petals and falls asleep, rain is not far distant.
6) When the distant hills appear near us it is said to be a sign of rain.
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Another treasure is supposed to be hidden in Maurice Galvin's fort Coxestown. An attempt was made to discover this treasure, but as the men were digging a large hole, suddenly a coffin appeared to them and they abandoned the attempt.
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of Monks, known as the "Cistercian order" occupied an abbey in the cemetery the ruins of which are still to be seen. It is thought that these monks suffered death at the cruel hand of Cromwell and his tyrannical soldiers.
O'Carolans body lies interred in the abbey but his skull is preserved in "The National Museum" Dublin." The churchyard was repaired some years ago by Louisa Mary Ann Tenison. Beside O'Carolan rest the bones of Charles McDermott Roe who died in 1876.
The most ornamental monument in this cemetery is that dedicated to Rev. Bernard Pender P.P. East St. Louis U.S.A. to the memory of his dear father and mother.
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2020-08-14 20:46
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Some time ago a man dreamt that gold was hidden in the townland of Cnox in Patrick Donavan's land. Then this man with some friends made an attempt to dig for the treasure. When they had dug only a few sods they saw a weasel where they were digging, so they gave up the task, because they thought the weasel was a fairy.
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2020-08-14 20:44
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I know where there is a hidden treasure. It is buried under an elder tree in a fence beside Derry Castle It is unknown who placed it there, but I suppose some early inhabitant of the Castle placed it there in time of trouble. It consists of a crock of gold, and no attempt was ever made to unearth it.
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2020-08-14 20:43
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in Ruins. Eight entire families emigrated to America about thirty years ago two more went to England. The town land of Ballinderry is mentioned in a song about two old maids and the tale of a pig.
The saying referred to the town is "Kilbeggan I dread you" The land is hilly in places very little bog land around here. It is good sandy soil. There are two woods here Correa wood and Gennan wood are about two miles north and south of the town and each about half a mile square.
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2020-08-14 20:41
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of that sect living in the town now. The houses in the town are slate roofed but their are many tatched houses still on the outskirts as well as a few corrugated iron roofed ones. There are a good many old age pensioners residing here and a few that have passed the four score goal too. They speak only English although the use Irish phrases, for example the call their boots (brogues); they twist "Sugana" for to bind hay. They say often " Ill give you a clout of a "Boultain" (a bottle) refer to ashes as "Griseak" call a clay pipe a "Duddeen" etc.
The name of the people in town over eighty are:-
Our beloved Pastor (Fr John Cassidy) (85)
Mrs Delaney 81
Mrs King 81
Paddy King 83
Jim Plunkett 82

Over seventy:-
Larry Connell
Miss Rourke
Pat Rourke
Mrs Collins and Mill Collins
Jim Henary (82)
Mrs Henary
Mrs Brennan
Mrs Scally
Mrs Wyer
Jim McLennon
Paddy Colgan
Mrs Neill
Thomas Carey
JIm Cooney
Mr Sheehan
All from the town here.

There were more houses here in former times; some are gone completely, others
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pancakes. They had half of the pancakes made, and about twelve o clock they heard the creaking of bots in the long hall. They knew that it was not their mistress for she was in Clonagh. They were in dread of their lives so they went to bed and left the pancakes after them. Some of them went home sick, they got such a fright. An other night they were playing cards, and about the same hour, they heard the sound of a horn. They went to the door and they could see it was the dead hunt, they could see the horses, and they heard the cracking of the whips plainly. Then they disappeared. The dairy had to be done away with for no one could stay there.
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2020-08-14 20:37
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Proverbs and Sayings.
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
Worth his weight in gold.
As strong as a horse.
As strong as a lion.
As weak as water.
As hoarse as a drake.
As sick as a dog.
As proud as a peacock.
As blind as a bat.
As swift as a swallow.
As hard as nails.
As green as a leek.
As sober as a judge.
As white as a baker.
As sour as gall.
As contrary as the hind leg of a goat.
As wicked as a wasp.
As wicked as a weasel.
As black as a crow.
As sore as a bile. (sensitive)
Going around like snuff at a wake.
Going like the wind.
Going like a train.
Hopping like a mahpie.
Hopping like a dog on three legs.
He has a belly on him like a harvest frog
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Years ago when Mr. Hartigan had a dairy farm at Lisnaculla Castle, there were five or six girls milking the cows, and making butter as theire was no creamery then. One night they stayed up to make
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up and saw a man in the room shaving. From that day out the workman had to sleep in the room with him. As they were being constantly disturbed. Father Sheahan's health broke down and they left it a short time afterwards.
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2020-08-14 20:32
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My native town Kilbeggan is one of the chief towns of Westmeath. It is built on the Brosna, situated in the Barony of Moycashel, is twelve miles south of Mullingar 7 east of Moate, 5 west of Tyrellspass and 6 north of Tullamore. The town itself is bounded on the North by the Hill of Comagh where mass was offered in the penal days, on the South by Barley Hill and the Relic two places of Historical interest, on the East by the Grand Canal and on the west by Ballinderry and Sureen. (?)
It got its name from St Becain who came here from Mellifont in the sixth century and founded an Abbey in the "Relic" for his order of Cistercian Monks. I reside in the Square where in '98 thirteen croppies were tried and twelve bayoneted and dumped into the hole the Yoes prepared for them. One man escaped entirely. Where the Croppies hole really is, is unknown, but it is in some part of the "Relic". Although at one period of its history the Major part of its population were Protestants. There are only two families
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house of the woman, but all he was were her children bewailing their mother. One said "she must be drowned" "she is not" said another. "If she were in the river she would get out."
"She met with an accident and is lying about somewhere" said another. "She is not, the hound would bring her home in his mouth." "Maybe she is burnt" says the youngest child of all. "Well if she is burnt she will never come back."
The man knew then it was the woman he had destroyed. He went home and said nothing, but the woman was never seen afterwards.
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The old people in the district still believe that if the well is skimmed on a May morning and the water used in the churning that day will have butter for the whole year.
Mrs Caffrey tells the story of a woman who was supposed to take the milk of her neighbors. One time a man. her near neighbor decided to keep an eye on his cows.
Nothing happened for an hour. At last he saw a cockroach better known as a clock on one of the spins. He had a snuff box in his pocket and he put the cockroach in it. Then he went into the house and conveniently burnt the clock.
He went next morning to the
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The old people in the district still believe that if the well is skimmed on a May morning and the water used in the churning that day will have butter for the whole year.
Ms Caffrey tells the story of a woman who was supposed to take the milk of her neighbors. One time a man. her near neighbor decided to keep an eye on his cows.
Nothing happened for an hour. At last he saw a cockroach better known as a clock on one of the spins. He had a snuff box in his pocket and he put the cockroach in it. Then he went into the house and conveniently burnt the clock.
He went next morning to the
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Local Riddles.
Q1. What is it when you shakes hand with it it nose begins to bleed?
A A Pump.
Q2. What walks with its head down?
A A nail in your boot.
Q3. Its black and white and read all over?
A. A Newspaper.
Q4. What is it has an eye and cannot see?
A. A Needle
Q5. Why is the letter K like a pigs tail?
A. Because it is the end of fork
Q6. Why are old stockings like dead men?
A. Because their souls are departed.
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rises between rocks. About 5 ft from the steps a flat jagged stone juts out from the wall. To swing from this and touch the wall opposite it is the feat required to affect a cure for backache. I tried it as well as some others but failed in my attempt. If lost their hold on the stone a nasty fall and an injured foot on the rocks might result. One woman only (Mrs Annie Hanlon, Long Barn(?)) could manage. Three times she performed this penance. It sounds easy but to try it is another thing. Anyway we sat in this hallowed spot once the hermitage of St David we felt the influence of the holy hermit all round. Let us hope in the near future this holy spot will once more be the venue of more pilgrims than the few local ones.
The Holy Wells. The Holy Wells
From which the Blessed water springs
Thrice Blessed wells, Thrice blessed wells,
Where choirs of Angels fold their wings
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A Story about Damer.
Damer lived long ago in a place called Damer Ville between Lattin and Shronell and he had a lot of gold he used to hire men to shovel the gold and they used have to strip off and he used to watch them.
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Through the wide world, he only is alone who lives not for another. When Mrs. Kelly died the "Beann Shee" was heard at the back windoe. It is bad luck to count the teeth of a comb. there is a holy well in Gregory.
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About three miles west of Boyle, in a place called Ardmore, on the shore of Lough Gara, there is a certain house which is believed to be haunted by fairies. There is a family living in it now by the name of Garas. When they came to live in it first, there was an old lone bush growing in a field at the back of the house. One day while one of the Garas was working in the field, he noticed the old bush, and thinking it was very much in the way, he cut it down. From that day hence, the family was persecuted by various things which were happening around the house. On certain nights there are lights to be seen for miles distant, shining like diamonds about the place. Other nights heavy stones are heard rattling on the roof. Several people have seen the lights. There is a postman living in Green St, by the name of Mr Gregg who, on several occasions has seen those lights. The Gara family who live there presently do not pay any attention to what happens about the place, even though something always seems to be removed every morning.
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"The hill field" "The Kiln Park" The Wee field "The Meadow" "The Springs" "The Point"
If you take Bogbean every morning in March you will have good health Mrs. Kane of Killamasney has a cure for the sprain. A woman in Letterkenny has the cure for the Erysipelas. You get three different pieces of butter from three houses without asking it The cure for the Hiccough, you swallow your breath three times.
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when cars would go without horses. The women would dress like men, wear their hair inside out, be cropped like men and the men would take to wearing silks and blouses like women. He also predicted the in the end, Ireland would suffer from a religious war whe no (?) would be seen in a County in Ireland. Some of this has come to pass.
North West of this locality surrounded by the rustling beeches and stately oaks situate St Davids well in townland of Donore. There was a Pattern held here up to 20 years ago on the 29th June. I wonder why this custom lapsed. Yet! pilgrims go there still. I had the pleasure of being one of the many who went there last year. Across the bog through the bog through a mile of golden heather six of us arrived (to) find some thirty or forty there reciting the Rosary in which we joined. Afterwards we sang "Faith of Our Fathers". Then we drank the water which flows in a stream from the well itself. It is enclosed in a hermit like cell of stone 6ft high or so, Three steps led down to the spring which
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half-crown if you do anything lazier. " Put it into my pocket father." said Bill
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Not all the fields at home have names, but some have. The three corners hill is so called because it runs in a triangle.
The middle hill is called because it is between two other hills.
The far hill because it is the farthest field away
The bog field because it is along the bog
The big field because it is the biggest field
There are several bottoms. They are called bottoms because they are flat.
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6. Frogs croak loudly
7. The cows gather to one end of the field.
8. Soot falls down the chimney.
9. Some kinds of flowers close up.
10. Seagulls are to be seen flying about.
11. Swallows fly very low.
12. The smoke of chimneys blows down to the ground.
When there is going to be good weather.
1. The moon is very clear.
2. The smoke goes up in a straight line.
3. Bats are about late in the evening.
When it is going to be cold.
1. Robins come very near the doors.
2. The fire burns very bright.
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When a hen is after laying she goes off saying.
"I- lay - an - egg - every-day, and - I - go - barefoot."
The pigeons used to make their nests on the ground, and the cows used to come along and walk on the nests. At last one pigeon thought of making her nest in a tree. So all the pigeons make their nests in trees. When the pigeons see now a cow go past, they look down and say. "Come Noo, Coo -Coo - Coo!".
Once a man killed one pigeon and the other was lonely and said.
"Take - two - o -o. Take - two - o -o"
When the cock crows he says. "I am far better than you."
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It is unlucky to hit a beast with an "elder" stick. It is unlucky if a girl stumbles on entering her home after being married. It is lucky to lose money but unlucky to find it.
It is unlucky to meet a red-haired woman when going on a journey. It is lucky to find iron and to have a horseshoe in the house. It is unlucky to clean out
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garden; The planting; the field under the planting; Mac's field; The first field;
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The field at the back of the house;
The broom hill; Porter's field; Gipson's meadow; The Golleach field; The wee field; The well-rock: The wee rock; The three cornered field: The hay field: The marl-hole; The two fort fields; Katey's hill; The field under the road; The two kesh meadows;
The orchard; The plum-garden
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"Put a beggar on horseback , and hell ride to Cork".
If they were giving advice to a person, about not doing away with the old things before they bought new ones they would say:-
"Dont throw out the dirty water until you get the clean."
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There are many words and sayings of the ancient Irish people, still used in Ireland everyday. Most of these words are direct from the Irish language.
Some of them are:-
Cipeens - sticks.
Crosna - small sticks
praisgin = apron
caley = short visit
fáilte = a welcome
Mordálac = proud
brogues = boots
gub = mouth
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them and the pale-faced man and a crowd of fairies with him a fairy got on each of the boy's backs and galloped them until they fell. When they awoke in the morning they found themselves lying near the fort in Gort-na-Sidhe. They were sick and tired for a week after and they made sure that they would never enter Gort-na-Sidhe again.
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There is a fairy fort in the townland of Portahard Frenchpark. It is situated in a field known as Gort-na-Sidhe. One night when some boys were going to a bonfire they had to pass by this fort and as they were passing an old pale-faced man stepped out of the fort and joined they. One of the boys asked him if he were coming to the bonfire but he did not answer him. So they walked on together and when they got there the bonfire was well kindled and the flames rising high. The people were all dancing round the fire and the little man danced in and out through the flames and the strange part was that the people who were there could not see him so that proved to the boys that met him at the fort that he was one of the Good People. It was night now and the boys crept away from the crowd to go home. As they were going a queer wind like a fairy wind came and blew off their hats and a sound of laughter was heard mixed with the roaring of the wind. One of the boys said let us go home quickly but they could not stir their feet. They saw a light coming towards them and they said we will follow this man but when they looked again they saw a ring of lights around
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Hen-eggs only take three weeks to hatch. All the other classes take fewer weeks. All of those fowl are very useful to farmers.
Bridie Kennedy, Lissacaha, Toormore
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My grandfather James Carroll who lives in Spa Boyle told me the following story about the Druids altar. There is a Druids altar in Tinnecara to the north side of the railway in Thomas Ballintinels land. The altar is made of three large stones two uprights and one over head. Each stone weighs about ten tons weight. The druids used to come home from Knockadoo and swim across Lough Gara to worship their god at this altar.
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I have heard the following story from my grandfather. Once there lived in Corrigeenroe a man named McGinty. One night he was rambling in one of the neighbours houses. When he was coming home he met three little Leipreachans and they asked McGinty if he would come with them and pick the bride. McGinty "agreed" and they put him riding on a bohalaun. Now McGinty was changed into a Leipreachans also and they kept going over hill and over hollow and they never stopped until they came to a house. They entered and they went upstairs. Then they ate and drank and when they had enough, they made a hole in the ground. The bride was underneath them and they made this hole to look down at her. Before they could take her up she had to sneeze three times. So one of the Leipreachans got a wisp and he put it down in the hole and tickled her nose and she sneezed once. He did the same thing again and she sneezed twice, and he did it again and she sneezed three times. Then McGinty looked down at her and he fell down, and there he was a big man as usual. Then he was in Riverstown which was nine miles from his own home and he had to walk the
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Long ago a man was murdered on the Ballymote Road and his ghost is to be seen yet at the spot where he was murdered. On certain nights the Death Coach passes down the road in front of our house. There is also a house of Shilling Hill known as Knock na Shee house and on certain nights lights are to be on the windows, and it is believed to be haunted by Ghosts.
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Some people say that forts are the tops of the castles which the Tuatha De Dannans built underground long ago. Others say that the fairies that lived in those forts are the rebellious angels that were driven out of Heaven. The following is a story about one fort near Assylinn in the lands of Mrs John Gavican. There is a large fort in these lands. It is surrounded with every class of bushes and there is a large patch of grass in the centre of it. One day in the month of July the two Gavicans were making hay. They left their lunch basket down at the bottom of the fort and when the time came for them to take their lunch it was gone and they sent home for another lunch. When they sat down to take it they looked around and there they saw the lunch that had been stolen. It was supposed to have been stolen by the fairies.
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King Harmons said that the Estate was theirs and everything on the estate was their property and they claimed the gold. They sent for the gold and got it brought in to Rockingham. When it was a while in Rockingham it turned to pieces of slates. They took it out, and left it in the yard.
At that time there was a boot boy in Rockingham. One day he had his work done, and he was out in the yard, and he saw the pieces of slates, he took two of them, and began to write on one of them with the other. He spat on it and it turned to gold. He spat on all the pieces of slates, and they also turned to gold. He sold them in Boyle. He never went back to Rockingham any more, because he had plenty of money.
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Once there was a family called Nephins who lived in Lower Deerpark Boyle where John McKeon lives at present. One morning the woman of the house went out to milk the cows to a field called Cnocan. As she was milking a cow, she saw a pot of gold behind her, and the field was all covered with gold scattered around. She left down the bucket in which the milk was, and started to pick the gold into another bucket. As she threw her eye around she saw a young calf sucking the cow. She had a rock of a spinning wheel in her hand, and she stuck it into the ground, and she left down the bucket in which the gold was, and she ran to put away the calf. When she came back there was no gold only all she had picked into the bucket at first, but the field was all covered with rocks of spinning wheels like her own one, and she could not distinguish her own from the others. She took the gold home with her, and she went and was selling it in Boyle. Three other people partly owned the field with Mrs Nephins. When they heard about the gold they said they would have to get part of the money that would be got for the gold. The King-Harmons were landlords of the Rockingham Estate. The three people that owned the piece of land with Mrs Nephins reported the matter to the King Harmons. The
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each night up to this day.
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In the year 1798 there was great trouble in Ireland on account of the rebellion and British soldiers were busy arresting people and burning houses.
At this time there lived near Moygara Castle a poor old widow named Fanny Fuerty in a roadside cabin with her only son Tom who was about thirty-five years old. A lone white-thorn bush in full summer bloom grew outside the door of Fanny's cabin. Tom Fuerty was suspected of aiding his Irish neighbours in the rebellion and the cabin was watched by the soldiers. One night a soldier climbed into Fanny's bush and set watch on the house. Tom on getting a glimpse of him got into the chimney flue and Fanny taking the coals from the fire went to the door and fired in fright and fear the bush and was killed. In the morning it was noticed that the bush had withered for Fanny cursed it for hiding the soldier. The withered thorns is all that remains of the bush from that day to this and a ghost is to be seen at that bush
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2020-08-14 19:15
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The food the people used to have in olden was nothing like the food the people use now. For their breakfast they used to have a plate of cold porridge made from oaten meal and water. They used to make the porridge the night before and leave it in the scillet near the fire till morning. The scillet was a small little pot used for making porridge. Only the rich people that had a table in the olden times. The poor people had no table or anything to eat their meals from.
For their dinner they used to have boiled potatoes and a mug of milk and salt. When the potatoes would be boiled they would put them out in a sgib and the people would sit down on the floor round
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At last the fairy queen lost all her patience and she changed herself into a beautiful white calf. She came up to Larry very friendly and gently, thinking he would pat her, and she could give him a butt. Instead, Larry dropped his pipes and jumped on the calf's back. Away went the calf with a bound, and in a second she alighted at the other side of the river Shannon. The calf kicked up her heels on the bank flinging Larry into the turf. "Begorra," says Larry "that wasn't a bad jump for a calf." The calf looked at him and said "You are a bold fellow Larry Hoolaharn, what way are you going back?" "Just the way that I came here" says Larry, jumping on her back. So the calf had to take him back. When they alighted on the hill again the fairy queen looked at Larry and said "You have much courage Larry Hoolahan, and never more shall you be troubled with me or my fairies." So the fairies never visited the hill during Larry's lifetime. Larry had a fine time with the farmer, but at last he died and they buried him in the green valley of Tipperary. But whether the little people came back again to the hill after his death I cannot say.
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They used to scrape the rotten off them with tin scrapers. They used to bake the potatoes with oat meal.
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They used to scrape the rotten off them with tin scrapers. They used to bake the potatoes with oat meal.
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In old times people differed very much from us now in food. The used have to work very hard in order to earn their meals. Then their meals weren't as good as ours are now. They used to go out early in the morning without any breakfast and work four or five hours. Then they used to in to a plate of stirabout and a mug of "sour-cheerins." "Sour-cheerins" was the shells of the oats steeped in a crock of water for a week or eight days.
In the evening at about seven they used to have another meal of potatoes, buttermilk, salt and onions. They used to boil a pot of potatoes and put them out on a scib. Each man and woman would sit round and eat enough.
Sometimes they used to have "srasàn". [?] It was half a mug of water and a fistful of oat-meal. Each person used to eat full of a mug of it raw. For Sundays they used to have potato cakes. They used to boil the potatoes and break they up fine. They used to put flour through them and bake it. The old people used to make boxty.
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head. The poor cattle jumped about like mad until the sun rose. They kept falling into pits and tumbling into rivers, they were so frightened. At last the farmer could not get a herds-man to mind his cattle no matter how much he gave them. The fairies were very happy now for they had no one to annoy them.
One day a wonderful piper named Larry Hoolahan came to the farmhouse. The farmers told him his trouble and Larry said "Shure, if that's all ails you may make your mind aisy." "If there were as many fairies as there are praty blossoms in Tipperary I would na fear to face them all. Shure I niver feared a grown man and do ye think I'm going to fly from a woman not the bigness of my thumb."
The farmer said he would keep Larry for the rest of his life if he would mind his cattle. So Larry went up to the hill the next night and sat down on a flat stone. He took out his pipes and began to play. At last the fairies came flying round him like a swarm of midges. Looking up Larry saw a big black cat standing before him. Then the cat changed into a big fish wearing a brand new pair of top boots. "Come along there," says Larry "dance and I'll pipe for you."
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2020-08-14 19:02
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In Tipperary there is a hill shaped very like a peaked nightcap. The fairies loved to play on this hill as the grass was very soft and velvety. At last the farmer who owned it decided to put his cattle on this hill to graze. This made the little people very sad as they could not bear to see their lovely green carpet trampled and eaten up by cows. The fairy queen decided she would frighten away the herd and the cattle also. Night after night when the moon shone she would stand herself into one frightful shape after another.
Sometimes she would appear like a big horse with eagle's wings and a dragon's tail. Then like a flash she would change herself into a lame man with a flaming bull's head.
All the time she made such a roaring noise as was never heard in the world before or since. The poor herds-man was so frightened that he could not move nor close his eyes, so he had to watch these terrible sights till his teeth almost fell out of his mouth with the chattering and his hair lifted his hat half a foot from his
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2020-08-14 18:58
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Carickmoran, along the roadside, and is known as the Carickmoran bush. It is one of the biggest bushes in Co. Monaghan and it is known all over the county.
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2020-08-14 18:57
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There is a big hawthorn bush in the town-land of
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of hammering. He was very much astonished at this noise as there was not any cobbler living near the place. The noise could be heard nearly every morning. Early one morning as James was crossing near the Lios and thinking about the noise, what should he see but a Leipreacháin working very hard repairing a boot. In the Leapreacháin's hand was a hammer of gold. James got such a fright that he gave a most awful roar. The Leipreacháin fled leaving his boot and hammer. James took both home with him. Friends of his are still in possession of the boot but the hammer is not to be found. The fort mentioned in this story was the residence of the McMahon chiefs.
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A short distance from Liseraw Fort, one of the most perfect forts in Ireland, which lies about four miles south of Monaghan town just off the old coach road, lived a man named James ---. During his time Leipreacháin were in the Lios. Often as James would be feeding his cattle he could hear the sound
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At Stranooden fort and Tallenclave fort Leipreacháins were seen. People saw them marching from one fort to the other. A man named Molloy lived near the Forts and he was a cobbler. His house was L shaped. He said to his neighbours that he often saw the wee men, who were dressed in green coats and red hats mending shoes outside the fort on bright moonlight nights.
One night he tried to capture one, but the little man gave an awful shout and Molloy took his eyes off the Leipreacháin to see what gave him such a fright. When he looked where the "wee man" was he had disappeared. From that night out he never saw the Leipreacháin again.
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The teachers name was Patrick Godfry. He used to go to every house he was invited to. He used to stay a few days in each house. The teacher used to go around also learning the scholars. They used to go to the houses the most children were in.
There used to be a fire place near the door. There was not any chimney in it. The smoke used to go out the door.
They used to write with chalk on slates. They had slate pencils at that time. They learned Irish and English. They did arithmetic also They used to write english and Irish also.
The hedge schools were very plentiful in Ireland long ago. There used too be cattle tied at the back of some of the old schools. There used to be a partition between the school and the stable. They used to burn turf and coal mostly. They used not burn any turf. The used to stand on the turf.
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Old people say that a jewel is buried in Castleblayney Lake. A man named Hope buried it there. The reason he buried it was because it brought bad luck to who ever had it.
He was given the jewel by his father. The jewel is called the Hope Jewel. People are not anxious to get it.
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attacked by the English and O'Neill found that he could not save the castle he took his treasure with him and threw it into the river. He and the defenders escaped across the river by swimming. The river has been dragged for the treasure but without any result. The treasure may have been removed at night.
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John Fáda proper name Smith
Pat Mór " " Smith
John Stonewall " " Coyle.
Paddy Steely " " Welsh.
John the Fiddler " " Smith
Tom the Poet. Some of his ancestors was a Poet, and the name is still remembered.
Mich Farrely, There are a lot of Smiths in the parish and it is just a name to know the difference between the families.
John Fáda. He is a very tall man.
Pat Mór. His father was a big man.
John the Fiddler. He was a fiddler.
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Situated about four miles from Monaghan town are the ruins of a famous old Castle. It was formerly one of the O'Neill's Castles. The people living in the neighbourhood of the Castle have a tradition about how O'Neil saved his wealth from the English.
A tunnel led from the Castle to the river Blackwater which flowed near the Castle. Once when the castle was
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his ghost accompanied by a big hound can be seen jumping the Chapel gate and going down to where the gold is hidden in the Castle vaults.
The curate had his niece housekeeping for him but the girl took ill and had to go home. People say it was a fright she got when she saw the ghost of Urdill on his nightly rounds.
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2020-08-14 18:42
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The late Bishop Leslie was my Grandfather's Landlord, and he was the hardest Landlord in Ireland. He would put a man out if he owed one year's rent. For cutting one tree on the land he was going to put my Grandfather out. That was why the people hated Landlords. Fane Venable was his agent.
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to go to that school used to bring two sods of turf to stand on. There was no floors in this school. They would have to stand on the water if they didn't bring the turf. The teachers used to sleep in other houses. They used to be invited to some houses for the night.
The teachers used to get payed from the scholars. The first class used to have to pay one penny every week and the second used to pay three half-pennies a week. The third class used to pay two pence half-penny. Every class used to pay one penny more. They used not get much pay.
They used to learn the the children every thing that we learn now. There used to be up to eighty scholars coming to the hedge school. There were desks in it also. Some of them used to coming to the hedge school until they would be eighteen or nineteen years old. They would stay at home in Spring to sow the potatoes. They used to come until the time of picking them. When they used to have them picked they would come
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There is a castle in Coon, Co Kilkenny known in Irish History as [??] O'Neill. This castle stood in a state of great preservation until 1830 when the stones were used to build Coon Chapel.
In the district lived a miser who was immensely wealthy as he felt death coming he got a man named James Urdell to promise him that he would guard his gold dead or alive. That night Urdell was shot and people say that
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I live near a very ancient graveyard. It is so old that the first tombstones are made of wood, in the shape of a cross. And no writing is on them. Both Roman Catholics and Protestants bury there The reason is that the
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neighbours bought the land giving a great price, each one thinking the buried treasure was in his part. Though a great search was made no money was ever got. People still hope to find it.
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The people of Sally bay say that there is a pot of gold hidden in Rocky Street[?] which is situated about four miles from Sally bay. It is said that a man named Mooney buried it there.
His family died and shortly after he lost his wife. Mooney was very wealthy and had a great amount of land. When he was dying he buried his money as he did not want anyone to get it after his death. After his death his property was sold. The
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In some place in Stranooden a blind boy had a dream and in his dream he heard an old man telling him that a pot containing gold vessels was hidden in a field. Next morning he told a friend and they went and dug in the place. They got a small pot with two gold [?]. Some other people dug down further but got nothing.
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2020-08-14 18:35
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There was an old school in Kilvine. It was like an old cabin. It was near a ditch. The children that used
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They used to pay so much money every quarter to the teacher. That was the kind of wages they used to get. They used to get sums to do some days. They also had slates to write on, and they used to get head lines to write on them every night.
There was another school about three miles from Ballindine on the Ballyhanuis road. It was not a hedge school it was an old barn. The school was in a village by the name of Follougheirin. Martin Heneghan was teaching in it. He used to get paid by the quarter.
The boys and girls had to bring two sods of turf under their arms every morning during the winter. They used to get a head line to write on a slate every day
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At Coon, Co Kilkenny, in a field called Cuaille tobar, a highway man named Frayne, who lived around that part of the country was supposed to have buried a crock of gold and treasures which he had robbed and looted.
Several attempts have been made to get the treasure and each attempt failed. Local tradition has it that the treasure must be got by night or that the treasure would turn to dust.
One night a crowd of people went out to look for it. They brought holy water with them and this they sprinkled in a circle around the place before they started to dig. A huge black dog came and ran around the ring but as he could not get in he ran away. After this a bull with fire shooting from his eyes raced towards the people but he could not pass the ring. He disappeared. The people were filled with terror. Immediately a huge number of cats came around them and started to make an awful row. The people fainted and when they came to, fled from the place.
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thorn bush; it will be a reminder of what our people suffered under British rule during the artificial Famine of 1846-47.
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were left but father and son. Then came the end of the sad story; the father died after eating raw cabbage stumps, and his son carried him on his back across to Cuillin bog and buried him about a hundred yards from the bridge. When he completed the burial he planted a small white thorn bramble on his father's grave and said a few prayers for his departed soul. Without even turning to look at the old home he tramped along the roads and by some means reached America, where he became a prosperous business man.
Any boy visiting the Shannon at the Galley Bridge can see the white
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Previous to the Famine 1846-47 a prosperous family lived at Mount Allen near the Galley Bridge. The family consisted of six persons, father, mother, two sons and two daughters. They were robbed by their Landlords (the Landlords were England's garrison) who seized all their stock and crops for rent, until they had not a morsel of food to eat and no money to buy it, even it was to be had for buying. The mother was the first to die of hunger, and so on until none
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Once upon a time there was a man named Thomas Padden who lived in Cross-Patrick. One day he went to an Orchard to cut a bush which was in the middle of the Orchard. It was a lonely white thorn bush, and it was said to be a fairy bush. When he was a while cutting the bush he cut his own ear. As he was cutting away the bush began bleeding on him, as he thought. He threw away his saw, and ran home and told his wife, that as he was cutting the bush, it began bleeding on him. After a while she remarked that it was his ear that was bleeding instead of the bush. He went back to Orchard and the bush.
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how my mother was and said he would like to see her and from that day until the day they died (the Lord have mercy on the two of them) they were the best of friends.
I'll tell you abut the 'falling out' they had. Father Walsh wanted the Church at Lisheen Cross and the people went against him and Mr. Coltsman sent word to my father that if they wanted to keep the Church in Knocknagree some of the parishioners should be at Killarney on a certain day. My father got five or six and they went to Rathmore Station. While they were on the platform waiting for the train Father Walsh came in and when he saw the six or seven of them he knew what was on and he said the my father "You're here too" or something like that and my father said "I am doing my Landlords bidding as you are doing your Bishop's." They never spoke again until I was being baptised. That day my father said to Father Walsh that he was often anxious to ask him to breakfast but he was afraid he wouldn't come on account of the day they went to Killarney to which Father Walsh replied "You told me the truth that day. You were carrying out your instructions as I was carrying out mine but you did yours better"
The Church in Knocknagree
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near McCarthy O'Leary's gate and he often frightened us with stories of the 'spotted' fever (God bless the hearers) there. During Fr. Ned Fitzgerald's time (1844-50) he had to go to the Presbytery to superintend the giving out of grain. I am sure that was after the Famine years, maybe about '49 or '50, and in Father Barton's time (1880-91) he was called to Millstreet to be present at the distribution of blankets and clothes to the poor of the district. When he went to Millstreet he found that the best blankets and the best clothes were picked out and the poor rags were left for his people. He wrote to Dublin and made his complaint and after that the Police had to look after the bales of clothes until they were divided.
I was born in February 1853 and I was baptised here in the Courthouse. The Mass was said here for a year or so while the Church was being built. - and there is the little bell that was used at the Mass. (Here she produced the ancient and unprepossessing bell). Father Walsh was the Parish Priest and Father John Healy was the curate. Father Walsh wasn't friendly with my father about that time on account of the Church so my father didn't like to ask him to the breakfast any day he came to say Mass - the curate always had his breakfast here. The morning I was to be baptised Father Walsh (who was at Mass) asked my father
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His idea was to save the lives of his tenants and their children during the dreadful years of the Famine. My father, - the Lord have mercy on him - and his father and mother were then living in Knocknagree in the house now owned by Denis OConnor and in 1848 Mr. Coltsman brought them here and gave the charge of the mill to my father. At the same time he established a Court here and my father was appointed Court Clerk. Since then the house is known as the Courthouse. Mr. Coltsman went to Cork and bought grain and the farmers round about went with their horses and carts for it. It was brought here and ground and given FREE to all Mr. Coltsman's tenants 'rich' and poor. There were a certain number of "Scoops" for each but I cannot remember how many. This saved the people from starvation. I often heard my father tell how the poor people would take up the empty sacks when they would be thrown aside after carrying the grain to the mill and they (the people) would shake them and strike them to get any dust of meal they could out of them. My father was soon after appointed Relieving Officer and he often spoke of going to Millstreet Hospital and having to step over dead bodies when going through it. The Hospital was made up of a lot of sheds somewhere
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2020-08-14 17:03
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The landlord of this district was Clement and he lived in Rinn three miles of outside of mobil. The people looked on him as a tyrant because he punished the tenants for any little mistake. While he was in power the people had to pay what ever rent he liked.
One day a man named "Brown" Conboy was going to the market in Mohill and the wheel came off the cart and it was lying on the middle of the road. The landlords came on his car but he could not pass and he brought him to the courts and he was fined ten pounds.
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2020-08-14 17:02
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Long ago the young boys and adults used to walk six or seven miles to play another Parish or townland in football. They used to go across fields and hedges kicking the football from field to field and running after it. They always brought a trainer with them and every match ended up in a row. He told me that he and a crowd of boys went to Leitrim village to play them. They brought their lunch with them and ate it coming back.
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Miss Ellie Cronin (86 yrs) and her sister Miss Julia Cronin ([?] living at The Courthouse Knocknagree Co Cork gave me a very clear an interesting account of happenings as far back as the famine years and before it. There were gleaned from their own memories and from stories they heard from the father and mother. Their father, John B. Cronin died in 1895 at the age of 97, and their mother died in January 1894 aged 75. John B. Cronin or as he was known Johnny Batt. was Mr Daniel Cronin Coltsman's right-hand man in this district and as will be seen through the two ladies mentioned above we get a fairly good idea of many things - but let Miss Ellie Cronin tell her story.
Daniel Cronin Coltsman - the Landlord of Knocknagree and Nohoval had this house (the 'Courthouse') built in 1846 1847. It was originally intended as a store-house for grain. In that year also he built a mill in front of [?] house.
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2020-08-14 16:59
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The local fair is held in Mohill. The pig fair is held every 4 Wednesday and the cattle fair is generally held every fortnight and there is a marked on Thursday.
When the buyers have the cattle bought they mark them with a knofe and sometimes they dirty their ears or tails. Sometimes the buyers buy the cattle at the crossroads beside the town so that they will have the best cattle picked out before they go into town. There is a green for the purpose of selling the cattle. There is a custom collected at the green gate from those who have there cattle marked and the fee is either fourpence or sixpence. When the seller has his cattle sold he generally gives a half crown to the buyer as a lucky penny.
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2020-08-14 16:59
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The local fair is held in Mohill. The pig fair is held every 4 Wednesday and the cattle fair is generally held every fortnight and there is a marked on Thursday.
When the buyers have the cattle bought they mark them with a knofe and sometimes they dirty their ears or tails. Sometimes the buyers buy the cattle at the crossrads beside the town so that they will have the best cattle picked out before they go into town. There is a green for the purpose of selling the cattle. There is a custom collected at the green gate from those who have there cattle marked and the fee is either fourpence or sixpence. When the seller has his cattle sold he generally gives a half crown to the buyer as a lucky penny.
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2020-08-14 16:53
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The saint that walked through Adoon was saint Patrick. He walked through Gorvagh and Adoon on his way to Edentenny where he slew Cruad and his twelve false gods. He walked round Adoon and there were stones with the tracks of his knees in yet where he was praying. There is a holy well in Aughavas in honour of Saint Patrick. There are seven names in the district called after Saint Patrick. There are many (names in the district called after St. Patrick) songs connected with St. Patrick. Crom Cruad is to be seen and the twelve false gods in the images of stones in Edentenny.
There was a monastery in Fenagh but it is now in ruins and it is said St. Ceilan [?] helped to build it and lived in it. The monastery is partly knocked down and there is a graveyard around it. It is said that when St. Ceilan was building it several nights the devil came and knocked it but one night the Saint got up and chained him in the wall and the chain is still to be seen. The cement that is in it in mixed with dragons blood.
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2020-08-14 16:51
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In the olden days, a girl about to get married usually wore a cape-cloak a year before her wedding. In that way everybody knew the number of girls who wished to to get married during "Shrove". The "match" was usually made in the girl's home or in a local public-house in the town or village, by the fathers of the intended couple. The latter had little or nothing to say in the making of the match except to say whether they liked each other or not. It sometimes happened that they had never before met or even seen each other until that day.
If the two parties were satisfied, they spent some time merry-making and then they would arrange the day for the marriage. On the day of he marriage, the boy wore a trousers reaching to the knees, a swallow-tailed frieze coat, a hard hat, long stockings and buckled shoes. The girl wore her cape cloak.
In the very olden days, horses were the only means of conveyance, the boy rode to the Church on horseback while the girl was perched up behind him on a saddle which was known as the "chulóg". An old shoe was generally thrown after them to bring them good luck and fortune. In later years however when horses and cars were plentiful people had a "drag" on the wedding morning, The "drag" consisted of the cars that accompanied the couple to and from the Church. The greater the "drag" the more well to-do was the couple.
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2020-08-14 16:48
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A leprechaun is about three feet in height and he dresses in red and green clothes. he is like a fairy and he lives in forts and caves. He is usually heard singing and hammering. He is very cute and he plays tricks on people. If he is caught and asked for his gold he will tell lies and lead people astray and will not give the person that asked him the g
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2020-08-14 16:46
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A leprechaun is about three feet in height and he dresses in red and green clothes. he is like a fairy and he lives in forts and caves. He is usually heard singing and hammering. he is very cute and he plays tricks on people. If he is caught and asked for his gold he will tell lies and lead people astray and will not give the person that asked him the g
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2020-08-14 16:43
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One day when the holy family were living in Nazareth they were very poor and had not enough of potatoes to eat the blessed Virgin said she would make colcannon and when she did it there was the full of the pot enough to feed ten men.
One day the blessed Virgin and our lord were hiding from the soldiers when they went into a house some put a white mark on that door and the next morning there was a white mark on every door. It is said that one day our Lord was hiding from the soldiers he lay down under a goat and he started to "ma" and tell them he was. He hid under a sheep and covered him with his wool.
One day Mary and Our Lord went into a house and they saw a few potatoes and asked for some of them the woman of the house said that there was not enough for themselves. The blessed Virgin said make colcannon when it was made they had to much.
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2020-08-14 16:37
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There is no local tailor in this district at present. In years gone by the people grew flax. If they wanted it for linen they cut it early in the season and if it was wanted for flax it was let grow a couple of months longer.
First it is cut and stept for a couple of days then it is beaten with a stick called a leatle [?] and its torn into treads and woven into linen. If anyone wanted a suit the tailor that supplied it would make it cheaper and better than any other tailor. And he would make it in the customers own house. There is a saying that if a person goes astray in the making of a suit the person will never live to wear it.
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2020-08-14 16:37
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It is said that a mermaid lived in New Hall lake but she was killed by a man named O'Donnell for stealing his wine. He had never any luck after and he had to sell his farm. Her head was like that of a woman and her (head) body like a fish. A man named O'Loughlin stood on the chimney of her house. The house was not found since. Some people say it was Captain Crowe that shot her. It is said that she cursed Captain Crowe and all the crows. She also said that the crows or their descendants would never have ease while they would live there. The crows never perch there now. It is said that the lake turns red every seven years on account or her death.
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2020-08-14 16:36
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people used thier potatoes very freely and when the Summer came they would have none to eat. If a man went to a neighbouring town to work for a week or so he would bring six or seven cakes of bread made from Indian meal, he would also bring some spring water. These cakes and water would be his only food for the week.
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2020-08-14 16:32
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There was an old school in Curragh. It was near my house. It was up with sods and it was thatched with straw. There was no other school made at that time. My Grandmother went to that school. A long time ago. It is not to be seen in that spot. It was not a very big school. It was not slated school.
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2020-08-14 16:31
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Long ago people used only use griddle bread because it was easier and quicker to bake. Some people say griddle bread is nicer than oven bread. When the bread is almost baked it is placed on a stand called a brand. Pan-cakes are (l) made on Shrove-Tuesday. They used make bread from indian meal because it was not as coarse then as it is now. They used make bread of wheat also. They used grinding stones for grinding the grain. The grindstone was called a querin.
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2020-08-14 16:30
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slept in the house where they were working. Their food consisted of potatoes and thick milk but the master tailor used to get new milk and bread and butter. when the work was done the master was paid and he then paid the men. the master tailors were paid in many ways. they were paid with money or with potatoes.
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2020-08-14 16:29
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There was a old school in Martin Murphys street. About sixty years ago. All the people of Curragh used to go to school there. About thirty scholars used to attend school. The scholars used to bring school. fees.
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2020-08-14 16:28
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The name of the master tailor was Patrick Sullivan Ballydesmond. He had six journey men with him. They
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and lanes & then return to the castle.
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2020-08-14 16:27
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There was an old school in Martin Naughton's field. All the old people of Chequer Hill used to go to that school. About forty five scholars to attend school. All the children had to bring school expenses.
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2020-08-14 16:27
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Long ago the people used eat only three meals every day. They were the breakfast, dinner and supper. They often mowed a half acre of hay or dug a garden or cut turf before their breakfast. Potatoes and sour milk were used at each meal. They used use much milk. They used eat bread made from indian meals. The tables used be left against the walls. Bought bread was called "grinder". They used at little meat and a lot of fish because fish was cheaper.
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2020-08-14 16:27
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men working with him and Tim Cahill had three. Some of them had apprentices and they used to go around from house to house with them. They slept in the houses in which they were working. In some houses the master tailor used to eat in the parlour. The journey men used to play tricks on the people of the house such as leaving the iron fall on the teapot. These tricks were played through spite because the journey men were not treated like their master.
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2020-08-14 16:26
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There is an old castle about 3 miles from the school. It has been derelick for a long time. There were three storeys in it.
On one wall there were three stones with faces carved in them supposed to be the king queen & knave, Two are still there, the [?] one was broken. The doors leading to a large part of the castle are filled up. They are this shape:- [Drawing]
Most of the windows are filled in. They were this shapes [Drawing]
There is still part of a spiral stairs which can be climbed.
There is a building attached to the castle, the roof of which has fallen in & is covered with briars inside.
In what used to be the garden there is a stone buried in the ground like this [Drawing] There is nothing written on it.
Part of the castle was once [?] very long ago made into a dwelling houses, though it is now empty.
A person with an ass's head with shining eyes like torches and long ears is supposed to have been seen looking out a top window. Lights are supposed to come from the castle and to go about the fields.
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2020-08-14 16:26
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were knocked down and wires in many places were broken thus dislocating the whole telegraph system of the country.
On that occasion also there was very great difficulty in crossing the town bridge as the wind swept from the South West.
It is not often that a bad wind occurrs in Ireland indeed we are rather fortunate in that respect. Nor have we anything like heavy falls of snow in this country. On the whole one might say Ireland has a very nice climate.
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2020-08-14 16:24
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The names of the journey men tailors were Jim Buckley who live din Umeraboy and Mick Mahony who lived in the townland of Knocknagree and Tim Cahill who lived in Gneeveguilla. Jim Buckley had two
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2020-08-14 16:23
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Lord Cunningham was one of the land lords in this parish. He lived at Slane castle Co. Meath. His agent used evict the tenants when they refused to pay the rent. The agent used put a heavier rent on the tenants than that laid out by the land lord. Tenants often went to the land lord on account of evictions or notices to quit their houses. He usually sent them back to their houses. The land lord used show great sympathy to his tenants. The local agent was Marcus Keane.
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2020-08-14 16:22
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A tailor and his apprentices worked at a farmer's house. The master tailor went to the fair one day and while he was away the farmer said to an apprentice would they have his suit made soon and the apprentice said. "if the master will get a job at the fair we will be done soon but if he will be done soon but if he will not it will take us a couple of more days
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2020-08-14 16:21
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straw even at the eaves and sides. When the work is completed the house looks very neat and warm. It will not require to be done again for four or five years.
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2020-08-14 16:18
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when the people died from the hunger and the great changes the past years have wrought.
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2020-08-14 16:17
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buried in that graveyard and I suppose they will continue that custom. Before the Abbey graveyard was closed up there was a new one opened in Cornamagh and it is about three miles from the town. This was extended also because it was nearly full up. It was opened about sixty years ago
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2020-08-14 16:17
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Travelling tailors were men who travelled from house to house making suits of clothes and "bainíni". The men that worked with them were called journey men tailors. They stayed in the house while the suit was being made. They sewed the clothes with the hand. They had apprentices with them. The master ate in the parlour.
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2020-08-14 16:16
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nor any food. Those people had to eat the grass like the dumb beasts of the field. Around their mouths the green juice was always visible. After a time the Government sent out free Indian meal. Their was a house in Woodfield named Martin's and the people crowded to it on certain days for this food.
Some of the Irish went away to a foreign land but the others were compelled to stay at home and perish by the famine fever. There was a very small population in Ireland after that great trouble.
Some of the old people of to-day can mark out the ruins of the old houses where the Indian meal was sold. Many a time the old people talk about those troubled days
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2020-08-14 16:16
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There is a fairy fort in Blakestown called "The Lis". Fairies are supposed to live in it. They are supposed to come out night. There are three bushes on top of it. It is round in shape. There is a flag stone beside one of the bushes which can be lifted to get in.
Another fairy fort in at Hunterstown. It is the same as the one at Blackstown except that there is only one bush on top of it. It is said that the fairies are sometimes seen round it with lights. Music is supposed to have been heard sometimes. It is called the "the Mote". It is said that if any one interferes with it an accident will happen to him & he will be carried away at midnight. There is a house beside the "Mote" & the people that live in it leave the door open at night to let the fairies pass through. When the field is being ploughed, "the Mote" is not disturbed
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2020-08-14 16:16
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nor any food. Those people had to eat he grass like the dumb beasts of the field. Around their mouths the green juice was always visible. After a time the Government sent out free Indian meal. Their was a house in Woodfield named Martin's and the people crowded to it on certain days for this food.
Some of the Irish went away to a foreign land but the others were compelled to stay at home and perish by the famine fever. There was a very small population in Ireland after that great trouble.
Some of the old people of to-day can mark out the ruins of the old houses where the Indian meal was sold. Many a time the old people talk about those troubled days
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2020-08-14 16:15
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them. They used to go around from house to house with the master tailors. They used to sleep in the houses. They used to make suits and flannel waistcoats. The master tailor used to eat with the journey men. There was once a countess in Tralee who carried a crippled tailor on her back and she married him.
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2020-08-14 16:13
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Taddie murphy and Pattie Finegan were the names of some master tailors. Taddie Murphy lived at Mín na gClocharán. Pattie Finegan lived at Umeraboy. They used to have three or four journey men tailors with
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2020-08-14 16:12
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Their food consisted of potatoes and fish. The fish they had was haak and ling. The master tailors who were treated better than the others were taken into the parlour where they got boiled milk and bread and butter. They usually used to stay in a house for a few days and if they had a new suit to make it took them a week. They were paid with money or else by potatoes.
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2020-08-14 16:11
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This district was very thickly populated before the great famine which had a great effect on it. The people died in vast numbers along the road-sides and in the houses. Some of them perished from cold and hunger, but most of all from the famine fever. Hundreds of dead bodies were strewn along the road sides for a few days and then some charitable men came - along and carried the uncoffined bodies on carts to the grave - sides.
The people used to eat potatoes and Indian meal. Sometimes they used to have milk to drink with it. But in the year '47 the potatoes were blighted when the stalks were beginning to grow. The people had no potatoes
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step backwards. The giant sat down to take off his boots. The fairy had told little thumb to go to the giant and while he had his boots off to take them from him. Little thumb did as he was told He stole up behind the giant and took the boots while he was not looking He put the boots on himself. At the moment the boots fited little thumb. The fairy then commanded the four brothers to go home.
The giant began to follow little for to kill him. Every step little thumb took he went seven leagues long. The giant ran after him till he ran into a drain and was drowned Little thumb then found the giants money and he was rich for the rest of his life. Little thumb made a present of the boots to the king. Little thumb went home and gave prestents to all
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2020-08-14 16:10
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This district was very thickly populated before the great famine which had a great effect on it. The people died in vast numbers along the road-sides and in the houses. Some of them perished from cold and hunger, but most of all from the famine fever. Hundreds of dead bodies were strewn along the road sides for a few days and then some charitable men came -along and carried the uncoffined bodies on carts to the grave - sides.
The people used to eat potatoes and Indian meal. Sometimes they used to have milk to drink with it. But in the year '47 the potatoes were blighted when the stalks were beginning to grow. The people had no potatoes
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2020-08-14 16:06
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The names of the master tailors were James Riordan, Jim Daly and Mick Mahony. Mick Mahony had three or four journey men and two apprentices. These apprentices were his two sons. The journey mens names were Timothy Cahill, Paddy Herlihy and Denis Herlihy. Ritchie Riordan was a journey man by James Riordan who was his brother and he had a couple of more journey men with him
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2020-08-14 16:05
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his brothers. One day the giant killed one of thumbs brothers and there was a great fight between them and little thumb [?] So put down the kettle and make tea and if they dont live happy I hope we may
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2020-08-14 16:04
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worked together. John Twomey and Michael Mahony worked alone. Richard Riordan lived in Glencollins. John Twomey lived in Umeraboy. Michael Murphy lived near the courthouse Knocknagree. They ate potatoes for dinner and supper.
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2020-08-14 16:03
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early next morning. It is believed that John died from the shock. No one ever interfered with that same fort from that day to this.
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2020-08-14 16:01
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three men carrying a coffin. One of the men was tired and he asked John to help them. John did so, and when they came to the grave yard they told John they did not want him after that. John again started on his journey and he went to the same house as before. The fairies asked him had he any news and John said he had. He then related the story to the fairies and they were pleased to hear it. They gave him lodgings for the night and made a bed for him by the fire-side. But at day-break next morning the house and the fairies vanished and John was left lying alone in the Woodfield fort. John did not live very long afterwards as he fell ill the next everning and died
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2020-08-14 15:56
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at about one o'clock. The night was very dark and he lost his way. He saw a light in a house and he went straight to it as he thought it might be his own home.
He knocked at the door but he got no answer. He knocked the third time and the door at once flew open. Beside a big blazing fire sat an old man and an old woman. Those old people were fairies. They asked John had he any news and he said "no". They told him to be going and not to stay any longer with them. He left the house and started on his journey again. After a few minutes he heard some one calling him. He turned round and to his surprise he saw
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2020-08-14 15:51
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There are many fairy forts in the school district. The Woodfield fort, Moher liss and Cartron fort. The Cartron fort and the Moher liss are in view of each other. They are all circular. There is a fence of stones around the Cartron fort, and a fence of trees surrounds the other two. It is believed that the Druids of long ago built them. A story is told about the Woodfield fort and this is what happened.
Once upon a time a man named John Mac Cabe who lived in Woodfield went out one night rambling to a neighbours house. He left the house to go home
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2020-08-14 15:43
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Some fifty years ago there was an old thatched school in Ballinlass. Mr Corliss was the teacher there. There was an average of 50 pupils coming to it. It was under the National Board but still it was of the old types.
In [?] Listeereteitia there was a school of the same kind. The teacher was Mr Comer. It was also used as a polling booth and the people still vote there instead of at the school.
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tells her it is only her father's shirt. She then sends two of the children to the well but they have the same story as the first. The mother tells them it is only the ducks in the pond but they do not go again. The mother then has to go for the water along with the two children but this time the ghost jumps out and kills the mother and the two children.
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2020-08-14 15:38
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There was a school situated in the village of Parkroe where a barn now stands. It was owned by Mr William Kelly. It was a very wide school. The teacher who taught there was Mr Richard Lyons and all the scholars who went to that school are all gone. Some of them are gone to America and other countries. It was also thatched and was not like the schools of today in any way. All the schools of that time were made of rough sand and stones.
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Blind man's Buff is played as follows: A cloth is put on one persons face and he (or she) follows the others trying to catch them.
Ghost in the Well is played thus:- a group of children join together for the game. They mark out a place which they call "well". One girl is called the ghost and another is called the mother. The ghost sits beside the well with a white cloth on her head. The mother wants water and she sends the youngest child for it. When the child sees the ghost she gets frightened and runs home without any water. The child relates the story to the mother. The mother
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2020-08-14 15:30
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There was a teacher named Mathew Brennan teaching at the cross road of Boyanagh long ago. It was a small thatched house. All the people of Cashel and all around went to that school. The school was there until the year 1894.
It is about fifteen years ago. There was a school teacher going from barn to barn teaching school and the scholars following him. The teachers name was Tom Comer Boyanagh.
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2020-08-14 15:23
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My Mother remembers before the National School was built in Cashel. It was a long thatched school. Where it stood there is a big bush that would cover a half an acre of land. The names of the teachers were Mat Brennann and Oner Reilly. Every scholar used to bring a sheaf of straw to thatch the school. They were about three hundred scholars going to school there. The scholars used to pay the teacher every quarter.
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2020-08-14 15:21
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games are played indoors such as follows:- Blind man's Buff, Ghost in the well and Fair Rosie. The following words are used by those who are joined in the game namely Fair Rosie:- Fair Rosie was a lovely girl and lived in the round tower, a wicked wizard came one day, he waved his wand over her head, Fair Rosie sleep a hundred years, a noble prince came riding by, He took Fair Rosie by the hand, She opened her eyes and looked at him, Fair Rosie and the prince got married and lived in her round tower. All those games are played locally by the children.
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2020-08-14 15:20
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games are played indoors such as follows:- Blind man's Buff, Ghost in the well and Fair Rosie. The following words are used by those who are joined in the game namely Fair Rosie:- Fair Rosie was a lovely girl and lived in the round tower, a wicked wizard came on day, he waved his wand over her head, Fair Rosie sleep a hundred years, a noble prince came riding by, He took Fair Rosie by the hand, She opened her eyes and looked at him, Fair Rosie and the prince got married and lived in her round tower. All those games are played locally by the children.
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2020-08-14 15:18
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Weaving was largely carried on in this district up to about fifty years ago. There was a weaving mill in Corderry (?) on the banks of a stream still called the Fitbauns (?) Glen. Weavers names Moroney and Crawford world there.
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There was a school in Cashel many years gone by. My father went to it. There was a great number of scholars in it. It was a thatched [?]and, school and it's ruins are there still. It was a very large school/ The place in which it stood is now called the "Big bush of Cashel".
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The mill was closed for a time but it was later opened by Mr Phelan of Galbally who worked it for some years as a corn mill and later as a saw mill.
Mr Ml English of Lisvernane had charge of the saw mill.
The mill again closed down about ten years ago and it is still idle.
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The games I play are as follows: hide and go seek, four corners, high windows, a little Sally Saucer. When playing little Sally Saucer all the girls say the following word: little Sally Saucer sitting in the water, rise up Sally, dry the tears from your eyes, twin to the North, twin South, twin to the West, twin to the one you like best. The girl who is called Sally has to do all those actions. Most of all those games are played during the Summer months. The Autumn is the season of nuts and blackberries. When Winter comes the
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noise out in Emily churchyard. She came in and told the people that there was a lot of noise out in the churchyard and when they went out in the morning the well was there.
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children to speak the Irish language. It is said that all the scholars had to put a string on a stick and tie it around their necks. The next morning the teacher would know if they spoke Irish.
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In former days the old people used to make up their own cures for different diseases. The following are some of the cures:-
Toothache:- Warm salt on a pan and put it in a stocking and then tie it round the jaw.
Mupms:- If the father and mother were of the same name their children have cure of the mumps.
Whooping Cough:- Ferret's leavings or asses milk are good cures for it.
Foul Mouth:- A child that never saw its father has the cure of the foul mouth.
The person is to blow his breath three times into the mouth of the effected and wash it out with salt on a hare's foot.
Scurvy:- Pounded house-leak is a good cure for it. Put the house-leak on a cloth and rub it on the scurvy three or four times.
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Long ago there was a king. He was always fighting, and he had a great number of enemies. One day a little redpole came into his kitchen. It was in the month of September, and the king was getting ready to go to fight. He fed the redpole, day by day, for a long time. One day the king sent the redpole, to see if his enemies were coming. The redpole went, and when he came back, he told the king that they were not coming. He kept him for another while, and fed him.
When the end of September came, the king sent the redpole again to see if his enemies were coming. The red pole did not come back, because he did not like to tell the king, that a number of soldiers were coming to attack him. The next day the redpole went to the "God of the air." The redpole knew that the (garrison) king would shoot him, if he told him that a garrison was coming to attack him. The 'God of the air,' who was a fairy, changed the redpole into a green linnet, so that the king would not shoot him, when he told him the story.
The fairy
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One day some years ago it rained very heavily. It rained so heavily that it swept the stones of the hills into the valley. It covered some fields with water when the rain was over a man went out to look at his fields. There was six feet of water in his field.
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I'll sew them on tights.
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Reilly's, O'Donnell's and the Hagney's. Sometimes the O'Donnells tell stories but the others never do. The men make tin can's and sell them for double the price.
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My home district
My home district is in the townland of Dromore the parish of Cill Seanaig and the Barony of D ahallows (?).
The houses are slated but a few old people has a thatched houses. The houses were far more plentiful that nowadays. People did go to America and to New Zeland from from this district. There are few old people in Dromore. They don't know Irish but one person I know tell
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About fifty eight years ago my grandmother tells me we had the biggest rain that she ever remembers of. The lightning killed a pig on one neighbour near us and burned a rick of straw on another and a rick of hay on another. The rain flowed into the houses to a depth of two feet. It lasted about four hours.
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Travelling folk often come to our house. The same tinkers have been coming for the past few years. They are not poor as they can buy horses and asses. The women sell small articles and the men sell carpets and mats and small tables. They sell mostly all these articles. They sleep in tents and caravans. Some of them bring food with them, while the others beg for food. Sometimes families go by themselves, and others go in bands. Most of the tinkers have spring carts. There are many bands of tinkers in this locality the McDonagh's,
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The smallest of the water-birds is the "water-hen" which frequents the marshy places. It is a hardy little bird with dark feathers. I shall now try to describe some of the game-bird of our County.
The principal game-bird is the Pheasant, which is a lovely brown bird. The cock has a grand mixture of red, black and brown feathers. It make the nest on top of a ditch and lays eggs about the size of a bantam egg.
According to law no one is entitled to shoot a pheasant unless he has a special license and also he has to get permission from a Landlord before he can shoot one.
There are a great many more game-birds such as:- the Woodcock, Plover, Partridge, Snipe, Grouse and many others too numerous to mention.
Of all the Irish song-birds the thrush is the best singer. It is a lovely brown bird which builds its nest in the hedges. It is lovely to listen on a fine summer's evening to the gay song of the thrush.
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Travelling folk often come to our house. The same tinkers have been coming for the past few years. They are not poor as thy can buy horses and asses. The women sell small articles and the men sell carpets and mats and small tables. They sell mostly all these articles. They sleep in tents and caravans. Some of them bring food with them, while the others beg for food. Sometimes families go by themselves, and others go in bands. Most of the tinkers have spring carts. There are many bands of tinkers in this locality the McDonagh's,
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About nine months ago a forge was damaged in Little Castle. It knocked the door of a house near the forge. Any person could not go outside that day.
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fed he went back to the king's palace for to get more food. When he reached the king's palace he had to get ready the food himself because the servant stole money while the king was away and ran home with it But when the little red man was cutting up the last loaf he cut off two fingers off his right hand.
He stuck his cut fingers in a jar of salt. and before he reached the king, the king was dead. He was afraid for to go over to the soldiers so he the coach and horses on the middle of the road and flew for his life. So put down the kettle and make tay and if they dont live happy I hope we may
The End.
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About fifteen years ago there was a terrible thunder storm. The old people said that they heard nothing so bad as it. We had a lot of rain that day. The blaze went up the chimney and everybody was frightened.
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Bird cradles:- They were made in the shape of a triangle. They were made from elderberry sticks. They were put in the snow in the Winter and when the birds went into it, it snapped like a trap.
Snares:- They were made for catching rabbits. They were made from sticks and wire twisted round them.
Tops:- A piece of pointed stick, was put into the middle of a reel and this served the children as tops.
Marbles:- marbles were made from daub. They were left in a dry place until they were hard enough for the children to play with.
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machine gun at the top of this big hill. The king told him for to do so. When the little red man reached the hill he put the gun on the hill. When he left the gun on the hill, he went home with the coach and horses. Then he followed the king, and after ten days walking he reached the army they were fighting. The king told him for a coach full of food. The little red man went back to the king's palace The man told the servant for to get ready a coach full of food
It took the servant a month for to get ready all that food. When all the food was ready, the little red man set off with the food, he met a poor man. He threw down to the poor man, a sandwitch. When he reached the king, he told the little red man for to get all the food and deliver it. When he had a thousand men
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Nuair a bhionn an gabhar in aice an tighe comhartha é sin go bhfuil droch-aimsear ag teacht chúgann.
Nuair a bhíonn an gaoth ag teacht ó thuaid bíonn aimsear breágh ag teacht.
Nuair a bhíonn na h-éain ag canntan thuas san eir bíonn aimsear maith ag teacht chúgann.
Nuair a bhíonn an suith ag tuithim comhartha é sin go bhfuil baisteach ag teacht cúgann.
Nuair a bhíonn
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Riddles.
R. Long legs, short thighs, little head and no eyes.
A. A pair of tongs.
R. What part of a cow goes into the byre first.
A. Its break.
R. What never cries over spilt milk
A. A cat.
R. What makes a pair of boots
A. Two
R. Why does a hen cross the road.
A. To get to the other side.
R. If I bought a bicycle for £85 what height would it be.
A. The height of nonsense.
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dip the water three times in it the sufferer will be cured.
(15) Burns:- unsalted butter, bees wax, and herbs are used.
(16) Stomach:- Dandelions boiled and the juice is taken on milk by the complainer. Sometimes it is taken on olive oil every morning before breakfast.
(17) Whooping Cough:- To go under an asses legs is a good cure for whooping cough.
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Birds are plentiful in Ireland, and are of all descriptions. I shall begin to describe the largest of the birds found in Ireland. I think it is the swan which lives along the lakes and large rivers. It is a very ugly bird when it is small but as it grows larger it develops beautiful proportions and white feathers with a pink bill. It builds a huge nest of branches at the edge of the water and it is very hostile if anyone interferes with her nest.
The wild-duck also keeps near the water's edge and builds along the banks. It is a duck which resembles a domestic duck but is not so big.
It is a lovely sight to see a wild duck and perhaps a dozen lovely ducklings sailing down the waters after her. A lovely species of duck has been found in Lissadell, a Norwegian fowl. It came and hatched out a few ducklings which were captured and sent away to some park.
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went near them or ploughed them for they are afraid.
One day fairys were supposed to be seen (The) in Burnfort village. The teacher in Burnfort said she saw a fairy. No animals were ever seen guarding the fort.
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R. When is a sheep like ink.
A. When it is put in a pen.
R. What has feathers but cannot fly.
A. A feather bed.
R. What has two arms but cannot use them.
A. An armchair.
R. What man does a roaring trade
A. A lion tamer.
R. Why are false teeth like stars.
A. Because they come out at night.
R. What men always try to be "wreckless."
A. Sailors
R. What's the difference between a train driver and a schoolmaster.
A. One minds the train, and the other trains the mind
R. Why should a goat be kept in a dairy.
A. Because it makes the best butter
R. What is the most foolish thing to do.
A. Spend your last shilling on a purse.
R. Why is a postman's job easy.
A. because he knocks around.
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do cuidh airgeadh" Trí léim laoch ó lich na
h-abhánn a dubairth sé.
Acht níor b'fuair aoine an airgead a bhí ag Bochlamh.
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There is a fort at the Glen gate down the road from the school. There is another at Pendyscross (?) and at Burnfort. The local name for them is "fort". They are (circle) circular on shape. There are two ditches around them: between each ditch there is a (ditch) trench which was full of water to (ga) guard the fort. In the centre there is a small hole. Nobody ever went down these holes. The owners of these forts never
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(9) Whooping Cough:- If two of the one name get married they can cure the whooping cough.
(10) Holy Wells:- People go to St. Lassan's well to get cure from rheumatism and pains in their backs.
(11) Thorns:- The foxes tongue is used. it has to be left on it twelve hours.
(12) Ring worm:- The seventh son or ninty" daughter of a family can cure the ring worm.
(13) Stye:- To look out nine times through a marriage ring, or point nine goose-berry thorns to the sore eye the patient wil be cured.
(14) Warts:- To get a stone with a little water in it, and
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R. Why are navvies energetic men.
A. Because they are always tearing up the street.
R. When does your temperature go down.
A. When you swallow the thermometer
R. What is a sky scaper.
A. A barber on an air-liner.
R. What is queer about a musician.
A. When he is working, he is playing.
R. What is strange about carpets
A. They are bought by the yard and worn by the foot.
R. What is a bad egg.
A. A man who gets too fresh.
R. What has teeth but cannot eat
A. A comb
R. If a man fell of a hay stack what would he fall against.
A. His will.
R. What side of a jug is the handle on.
A. The outside.
R. Why are nails like blankets
A. Because they are laid on sleepers
R. What band does'nt play
A. A hat band
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It is unlucky to change from one house to another on a Saturday. "Saturday's flitting is short sitting
It is said to be very unlucky to break a mirror.
If you meet a red-haired person on the way to the market you should turn back.
A baby's first journey is to be made upstairs so that it will always go up in life.
If you saw a ladder against a house you should not go under it, it is unlucky.
When a new pomp hole is opened the person who draws the first water from it should not go near it again.
It is unlucky to spill salt.
If you are going to a new house you should bring salt.
If you left a knife fall you will have a visitor a man.
If you let a fork fall you will have a visitor a women.
If you spill salt you should throw a bit over your left shoulder.
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R. What goes up when the rain comes down.
A. An umbrella.
R. Why does a cow look over a wall.
A. Because it cannot see through it
R. Why does a miller wear a white hat.
A. To cover his head.
R. Why is a bridge like a pound note
A. They both go from bank to bank
R. What goes into the barrel but never touches it.
A. The sun.
R. Why doesn't a busy man catch cold easy.
A. Because he is wrapped in his work.
R. What is it nobody wants to have and yet nobody wants to lose.
A. A bald head.
R What is white and black and red (read) all over.
A. A book.
R. Where was the first potatoes found in Donegal.
A. In the ground.
R. Why is a pig strange.
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Bhí fear in a gchómhnuidhe i nGort a Clabh i ndeire na sémhadh aoise deag. Bhí sé i na ardh-shirriamh i gCo. an Chláir agus tiglor talmhan do b'eadh é leis, agus do bhí sé ana chruaidh leis na daoine bochta. Uair amháin bhí bainthreabhac ann agus ní fhéadfadh sí an cíos do díol. Ní raibh aici acht cúig caoraig agus thóg sé uatha iad. Bhí a lán óir ag bothlamh agus nuair a cailleadh é chuir a
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Garlic is also given to those who had colds.
(4) Burns:- Any one who licks a man keeper three times can cure any burn.
(5) Warts:- The water of three town lands is a cure for warts.
(6) Wild Fire:- A fasting spit rubbed to the wild fire, or gold, or to hold a hot coal near it.
(7) Sprains:- The person who makes the straining thread gets a bit of wollen thread and prays over it. This thread is tied on the sprained part of the body and is left there until it falls off itself.
(8) Tooth ache:- Clay got at any holy well is a cure for tooth ache.
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A. Because it has to be killed to be cured.
R. What never asks questions but is always answered.
A. The front door.
R. Why is a salt herring like a waterproof.
A. Because it keeps you dry.
R. Why is a stork an unhappy bird.
A. Because it always has a long bill facing it.
R. Why is a rudder of a ship like a judge.
A. Because it has a stern duty to perform.
R. Is a baker a well bred man.
A. No, he is only a loafer.
R. What has arm but cannot use them
A. A man with two broken arms.
R. When do you swallow the door.
A. When you bolt it.
R. How many hairs in a cat's tail
A. None they are all on it.
R. Why does a hen lay an egg
A. Because it cannot lay a brick.
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The very next joy Our Blessed Lady got,
it was the joy of six.
It was the joy of her Young Son,
When He bore the crucfix
The very next joy Our Blessed Lady got,
It was the joy of seven.
It was the joy of her Young Son,
When He was King of Heaven.
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An Old Prayer
God is good and very kind,
He spilled His blood to save mankind.
His wounds he brought to the living God,
For he been Father, son, and Holy Ghost.
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rich. The rich people used have reeds which they used buy from farmers and the poor people rushes. In the houses of the rich there were two holes over the fire place for frying the flax.
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R. Why does a hen lay an egg in a nest.
A. Because, it wouldn't lay it in the river.
R. Why does a hen pick a pot
A. because it cannot lick it.
R. Patch upon patch, Without any stiches, Answer me that, And I'll give ye my britches.
A. A cabbage.
R. As I went through the slippery slap, I met my Uncle Davie, I cut of his head and sucked his blood, And left him lying easy.
A. A bottle of whiskey.
R. What corn is doubled by taking away a half.
A. A half-penny.
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The names of the local roads are the New Road, the Arden Road and the Atty Connor
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The walls of the old houses were made of wood and clay and the roofs were made of reed and rushes. Rushes were found in bogs and in swampy places. Reeds were got from wheat.
There was only one room and kitchen in those houses. They had only one door, and only one window which was in the kitchen. They had iron bars and bags the window. They had a big open fire-place and a camp bed was left in the nearest corner to it. It was called a camp bed because it was a covered bed like a camp. Sometimes the old people in the house used to sleep in the bed, other-times it would be kept for a sick member of the family, while in some houses it was kept for travellers.
The houses of the poor were different from the houses of the
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(1) Colds:- The seeds of dockings are collected between the two Lady Day's and preserved in a dry place. The seeds are boiled in water when needed and the juice taken on either milk or water.
(2) Rose:- This cure is made from herbs and unsalted butter. Three squares are made from the mixture. It has to be put on, on Tursday and Monday before sun set, or if not this cure is of no use.
(3) Hooping Cough:- Milk is given to a ferret and when he has enough drunk the leavings are given to the person who is suffering from the hooping cough.
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The very first joy Our Lady got,
It was the joy of one.
It was the joy of her Young Son,
When He was newly born.
the very next joy Our Blessed Lady got,
It was the joy of two.
It was the joy of her Young Son,
When he began to move.
The very next joy Our Blessed Lady got,
It was the joy of three.
It was the joy of her Young Son,
When he made the bind to see.
The very next joy Our Blessed Lady got,
It was the joy of four.
It was the joy of her Young Son,
When He read the bible O,er.
The very next joy Our Blessed Lady got,
It was the joy of five.
It was the joy of her Young Son
When He made the dead arise
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"Story"
There were three men and they had a bit of money. Their names were Herden, Duden, and Donald. They bought three bullocks. They used to go about getting contracts. Herden's bullock died and so he skinned it and set off to sell the hide.
It was a very warm day and going on the road the skin was outside - in over his shoulder, a bird lit on it and he put up his hand and got hold of it. He went on and sold the skin for 10/= and then went into a public house and asked for a glass of the best whiskey. The woman of the shop went to a bottle and the bird was below his coat and he gave it a squeeze and he said to her that is not the best whiskey, so she went to another bottle and he gave the bird another squeeze and it let a squeal and he said that is not the best. She went to a third bottle and he didn't squeeze it but he said that is
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The names of the local roads are the New Road, the Arden Road and the Atty Connor (?)
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Candles were made from the fat of cows. When a cow used be killed long ago they used put down the fat to boil. While it was boiling they used get a mould and wick. The wick used to put up through the mould with a hairpin and tied in the top with it. When the fat would be taken up it would be poured into the mould and left there until morning. In the morning the hair pin would be ripped (?) and the candle would be taken out of the mould. Then the mould would be scalded and scrubbed with twisted straw for the next day.
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gather around the fire and they sing and feast the whole day through. They eat as many eggs as they are able. The kettle and teapot and the vessels for the tea are all brought to the field. A big sweet-cake and eggs are brought also. It is supposed that the sun and moon dance early, on Easter Sunday morning. Everyone gets up early on this morning thinking to see the sun and moon dancing. It is customary to eat as many eggs as possible on that day.
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the best. She said that is right, it is the best whiskey in the shop She then said, "how did you know," he said, "I have got a bird here which tells me." Then the woman gave him £30 for the bird and he went home and showed the money to his two mates, he said, look wheat I got for my bullock's skin £30. So they went and killed their two bullock's and went to sell the skin but they only got 10/+ each.
Herden and his mother stayed in a little cottage and that night they knew that the other two were going to do something so he went into her bed ans she went into his bed. They came through the night and went to Herden's bed thinking that Herden was in it and they killed his old mother thinking it was Herden.
The next morning Herden got his mother on his shoulder and took her away to bury her. He was carrying
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the best. She said that is right, it is the best whiskey in the shop She then said, "how did you know," he said, "I have got a bird here which tells me." Then the woman gave him £30 for the bird and he went home and showed the money to his two mates, he said, look wheat I got for my bullock's skin £30. So they went and killed their two bullock's and went to sell the skin but they only got 10/+ each.
Herden and his mother stayed in a little cottage and that night they knew that the other two were going to do something so he went into her bed ans she went into his bed. They came through the night and went to Herden's bed thinking that Herden was in it and they killed his old mother thinking it was Herden.
The next morning Herden got his mother on his shoulder and took her away to bury her. he was carrying
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Near my home is an old well known as
"The Showney" It is built of stone in the shape of an arch. A lady named Mrs Chivers got it built because she was cured in it. She was suffering from a disease and the doctor gave her many medicines but he could no cure her. She went and bathed in "The Showney" and she was immediately cure. She showed her thanks by building up the well.
There is an old castle also in our district but it is in ruin. It was built by Mr Christopher Chivers but in 1649 was stormed by Cromwell. The tracks of the bullets are still to be seen in the walls. The castle is now owned by Mr. James Reid James St. Drogheda.
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The name of my district is Pallas. The following are the families Harte, Coyne, and Geoghegan. There are twenty-eight people in Pallas.
The Hartes live in a thatched house, Coynes live in a slated house, and Geoghegans live in a thatched house.
The following are the people over seventy years
Miss Mary Harte
Mr. Christopher Harte
Mr. Edward Harte
They are good at telling stories. They use some Irish words when they are talking.
There are no rivers or lakes in Pallas, but there are a few hills The land is good for tillage.
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May Eve:- The people scatter primroses at the door to welcome the May. Early on May morning every one likes to wash his face in the dew, so that the scorching summer's sun will not tan one's face. If ashes are thrown out on May morning the luck is thrown out also. It is not lucky to give away milk on May day as no butter would be taken off the milk for a year.
It is customary to eat many eggs on Easter Sunday. Long ago the old and young feasted on this day. A fire is lighted in a field and the young folk
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her on his shoulder along the road until he came to a village.
He stopped opposite a public house there was a well opposite the door and he stood the old woman up with a stick in front of the well looking into it.
He went in and ordered two glasses of whiskey and he said to the woman of the shop gave that old woman a shout there and if she does not hear you go over and give her a shake so the woman went over and gave her a shake and she said, "here is a glass of whiskey for you," the stick fell and the woman fell into the well and the woman ran into the shop and she said, "Oh your mother fell into the well and Herden got in a great state trying to get her out, when he got her out, she was dead, and the woman gave him £100 to say nothing about it thinking she drowned
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When does a farmer perform a miracle?
Ans. = When he turns a cow into a field.
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So time ago there lived a man in the village of Knockatoher. One day he was going to Athenry and he saw a little man at a lovely part of the road. When he came him he saw that he was counting money. He had a row of what looked like two shilling pieces, and half crowns. He just thought he would take the money off the little man.
He just looked behind him to see if anybody was coming that would see him taking the money. Suddenly the little man and the money disappeared. It was the grasie (?) leprechaun. The man was very disappointed but it is an old saying if you take your eye off the grasie that he would go.
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Headed like a thimble Tailed like a cat
You may guess forever But you'll never guess that
Ans = A pipe.
What is it flies high, flies low, wears boot's and has none?
Ans. A football
If a shovel, poker and tongs came to 7/6, what should a ton of coal come to?
Ans. = Ashes.
When is a piece of wood like a king?
Ans = When the wood is turned into a ruler.
What is it a poor man has and a rich man wants?
Ans. = Nothing.
A riddle, a riddle, as I suppose, a hundred of eyes and never a nose?
Ans. = A strainer
What is it that stands on one leg and a heart in the middle?
Ans. = A head of cabbage.
Why should you never tell secrets in a cornfield?
Ans. = Because there are too many ears.
The more you take out of it the bigger it gets?
Ans. = A hole.
As round as an apple as a flat as a pancake with a man on one side and a woman on the other?
Ans. = A penny.
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Copy of Extracts taken from Christmas Number of Anglo Celt of 1899.
By J Traynor
Colonel OReilly's Murder.
Colonel OReilly was the owner of most of the present Barony of Tullygarvey. He was closely related by family ties to the OReilly's of Cloughoughter to whom he owed allegiance He had taken an active part in the rebellion of 1641, he was with Owen Roe ONeill through the campaign, and after the latters death continued with the patriot army as long as it had an existance.
His residence lay near Cootehill - within the Bellamount Demesne - not far from the present castle.
At the time of the Civil War and for some years afterwards the area covered by Cootehill was cultivated land except the sight of a few thatched cabins about the place known now as the "Ink-Horn".
Under Cromwell's Act of Grace the Estate of Colonel OReilly was forfeited and he was one of those, who were not considered as being entitled to the mercy of being allowed transportation into the
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In olden times people made medicine and ointments from herbs. The roots of the pile plant which grows along the ditches were washed and boiled and taken in a glass of new milk in the spring.
The leaves of the plant were bruised and made into an oinment. In the spring boiled mettles were strained and the liquid taked to purify the blood. Another herb was sorrel used for stopping cuts from bleeding.
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A Prayer to cure the tooth-ache
As Peter sat on a marble stone
Who passed by but Our Saviour alone
"Peter" He said "Why do you weep"
"Because My Lord my tooth doth ache"
"Rise up Peter for My sake
And you shall be cured of the toothache.
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her.
Herden went home and showed them the money that he got for his old mother that they killed, all that money for old woman for gun powder and they had a mother each so they killed them and they went along the next day carrying them shouting, "Old people for gun powder," and the authorities got hold of them and made them bury them.
After burying them they returned home and got hold of Herden, put him in a bag, and took him away to drown him in a quarry hole. A hare jumped up and they ran after it, while Herden was sitting in the bag whistling, a drover came along and asked Herden where he was going? And he said I am going to Heaven.
The drover asked him would he change places and if he did he would give him all his herd
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residence and afterwards took the name of Greville-Nugent There was supposed to have been a road leading from Ross to the Church Island and many people believe that a trace of it still remains.
The famous Myles the Slasher was supposed to have slept in Ross castle the night before the battle of the bridge of Finea. After being wounded he was taken to Cloughoughter castle.
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of cattle, so Herden said, "take the string of the bag and I'll get out and let you in."
Herden went off with his herd of cattle and Duden and Donald returned and lifted the bag with the drover in it. They went on further and then threw the drover into the quarry hole.
Next morning as Herden drove his cattle out to a field He met his two mates, and he said, "you thought you did me a bad turn last night when you threw me into the quarry hole." He said, "look at all the cattle I got in it." The two would have him to go back and show them where the cattle was. Herden told them to get up on the wall. He said to Duden you jump in there, he jumped in and when he was coming up again his mouth was full of water and he was mumbling so
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summer time, for it seems that Co. Cavan is known all over Ireland for its lake scenery and ruined castle.
Cloughoughter Castle is situated in Lough Oughter St. Felimy had his cell in Lough Oughter. It was built by the O'Reillys in the 11th cent. It was captured during the Ulster Plantation. The castle was reserved for the English and called the King's Castle. It was won back by Philip O'Reilly in the War of the Forties. Owen Roe O'Neill was poisoned there. Trinity Island is also situated on Lough Oughter and its door is kept in the Protestant Cathedral in Cavan.
Tullymongan Castle is situated outside Cavan. It was the chief stronghold of the O'Reillys. It was connected by an underground passage with the Franciscan Friary in Cavan where Owen Roe O'Neill is buried and his grave is marked by an elder tree. The O'Reillys had their own Parliment and minted their own money which passed as genuine on the contient.
Near Belturbet there can still be seen a round tower the only one in Co. Cavan used as a belfry. It was founded by St. Columcille as a branch of Kell's monastery
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Local Ruins
Cloughoughter Castle stands on a small island in an expansion of the river Erne, a few miles from Killeshandra. This castle was built by the O'Reilly princes, who occupied it until the Plantation of Ulster. It was then reserved for the Crown, and Captain Hugh Culume was appointed "Constable of the King's Castle at Cloughoughter".
This old castle came back again into the hands of the O'Reillys, and in the year 1639, Philip O'Reilly, son of the chief of Cavan resided there. Philip O'Reilly was a distinguished member of the Irish House of Commons. He was even more distinguished as a soldier, and was appointed a Colonel under Owen Roe O'Neill.
Bedall, the Protestant Bishop of Kilmore, was imprisoned in Cloughoughter Castle in 1641. In October 1651, Philip O'Reilly made his last stand in command of the Garrison
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During Cromwell's invasion of Drogheda many Churches were destroyed. In St. Peter's a holy water font was smashed by his soldiers. Next day they were astonished to find the whole again.
Again they smashed it but the same thing happened. At last they gave up and the font is still to be seen.
The church was taken over by the Protestants after Cromwell left the town.
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keeping the ends in the inside. Now insert each end in through the fold of other one continuing until the belt is long enough.
A pen wiper is easily made out of oblong pieces of cloth. The edge are nicked and blanket stitches down the back to make it into a book. This is very useful for school children.
A baby doll can be made out of some flowers. A Canterbury bell forms the frock. Very carefully push a twig through the stem to make the arms. Run a small green leaf through each end of the twig for hands. The head is a daisy, with the petals out to look like a bonnet. Mark the features in with ink on the yellow centre, and the doll is complete.
A little boat can be made of a banana skin with strips of card board for seats. A little stone can be put in the bottom to make ballast if necessary.
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Surrounded by the Ancient spreading Oaks from which Durrow got its name. In Durrow Abbey which was destroyed by fire in the Free State Republican conflict but which was rebuilt about 12 years ago. Mr Toler live. He is a direct descendant of the notorious hanging judge Lord Norbury. Hugh De Lacy was also killed in Durrow. One Toler in his time closed St Columkilles well and would not allow anyone to draw water from the well. One night during a dinner party the well sprang up in the dining room and rushed all over the place. He gave orders to have the well and it was only then the water subsided. In St Columcilles prophecies it is told (the crows had been hunted from within the oaks some time previously) that there would be no fear of war until the crows should have returned to build. About a year before the world war of the present century it was noticed that the crows had come back to their old haunting. The Saint also foretold that days would come
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and it is a holiday of obligation. Many people visit their friends on that day for it is a custom that everyone should stay in his own house Xmas day and night. If anyone of the family is absent on Xmas night a candle is lit in memory of them and it is said wherever they are, it will bring them luck. If a person is out after twelve o clock on Xmas eve lights will gather around him and will not leave him until he arrives at home. Wherever the people of the house get their goods the shopkeeper gives them a present for Xmas. On Xmas eve the children hang their stockings in the chimney for Santa Claus to put a gift in them. All the young children get small toys and gifts for Xmas and get very glad. Some people leave the candles lighting for the twelve nights of Xmas. During Xmas people have dances and all sorts of amusements and invite their friends to come and visit them.
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Situated about four miles from Drogheda is the little village of Duleek. It is built on the River Nanny. Old people say that it was in Duleek the first Chapel bell was rung. There is still to be seen some old ruins of an abbey and Churche There is an old Cemetery in Duleek, but a new one was consecrated last year.
There is also a well which is called St Cianan's well near where the doctors residence now is. An old storey is told in connection with this well. In olden times there a woman and her son living in Duleek. One time she was ill in bed. Every day her son would ask her how she was. She would answer "Its worse I am getting" He would say, "and worse you may be." Someone told her to say she was better. The next morning her son came in and said "and better you may be. She asked for a drink. He put a stick down beside the bed and water sprung up. He left a vessel beside her. So the woman got a drink anytime she
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Home-made Toys
Every girl finds amusements in spare time in making toys.
In the spring they make daisy chains out of the daisies that grow in the fields. They gather the daisies and make little slits in the stems with their finger nails and string them together, putting the stems into the slits made for them.
In the autumn they made wild rose-hip necklaces. The rose hips are gathered and threaded on to a piece of thread or fine cord with a needle.
A chest of drawers made from match boxes stuck together with glue is another toy made. Little handles put on to the match trays can then be pulled out.
A belt can be easily made out transparent paper. Cut the paper into three or four inch squares and fold it into strips about half an inch wide, find the centre of the strip and then fold in each end so that they meet in the centre of the strip. Next fold it over
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If the smoke from a chimney goes up straight it is a sign of frost.
When gesse are seen flying high in the sky it is a sign of rain, it is also a sign of rain when ducks leave water and wander about the fields.
When swallows are seen flying near the ground it is a sign of a storm
If the hills look near it is a sing of rain.
If the peacock is heard crying it is also a sign of rain.
If a mist is seen in the distance on a fine day it is a sign, good weather.
If the rainbow is seen late at night it is a sign of good weather.
If a dark colour comes on the sea it is a sign of rain.
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Father Dunne's grave. Two wells are on the borders of this district to which pilgrims go annually from here.
One St. Columcilles well in Durrow. The Pattern is held on the 9th June. High Mass is celebrated in the picturesque little church about 1/2 mile this side of the well. Afterwards a procession led by the priests of the parish (Tullamore) wends its way to the well. St Columcille lived in Durrow. He built an Abbey there. His ancient Cross as well as part of the Abbey is still there near the well. There is an inscription over the well as follows:-
St Columba used this well
When he preached the Gospel and built an Abbey near in A.D. 540
When angels shall enjoy my Sacred cell, mine sloe, mine Nut and my well.
There are many who have been cured there. My daughter aged 11 was certainly cured of throat trouble through the power of the well. It is usual to leave little personal objects here; something for which the owner likes very much such as a favourite brooch etc.
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a drawing. [drawing of a catapult]
In our district they used to make kites. First you get a big piece of paper, and some thin laths and a hoop. You sweel these together by a cord. You then get some paste and stick the paper round the frame. The kite must be balanced right or it will not fly right.
Here is a drawing [drawing of a kite]
There was a lot of snaring done in our district in olden time.
They mostly snared hares and rabbits. They got three strands of copper wire and twist these round until they are thoroughly twisted.
Then they put a loop on it.
The hare puts its head into this loop and the hare gets strangled.
Here is a drawing of one of them.
[drawing of a snare]
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Father Dunne's grave. Two wells are on the borders of this district to which pilgrims go annually from here.
One St. Columcilles well in Durrow. The Pattern is held on the 9th June. High Mass is celebrated in the picturesque little church about 1/2 mile this side of the well. Afterwards a procession led by the priests of the parish (Tullamore) wends its way to the well. St Columcille lived in Durrow. He built an Abbey there. His ancient Cross as well as part of the Abbey is still there near the well. There is an inscription over the well as follows:-
St Columba used this well
When he preached the Gospel and built an Abbey near in A.D. 540
When angels shall enjoy my Sacred cell, mine sloe, mine Nut and my well.
There are many who have been cured there. My daughter aged 11 was certainly cured of throat trouble through the power of the well. It is usual to leave little personal objects here; something for which the owner likes very much such as afavourite brooch etc.
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After the Battle of the Boyne King James was trying to escape from Ireland. He went to a publicans house and he asked him for shelter. Later on he told him who he was and that he wanted to leave Ireland because the soldiers were for him.
The man sugested to him to get into a cask wine and he would arrange with his brother to take the cask aboard. But King James said that he would be smothered.
The man said "Never mind you will fall asleep in a few minutes." Just as he had King James in the cask the soldiers arrived. They searched the house but they never thought of the cask. The man gave them plenty of wine and told them how in such a hopple he was to get this cask of pork to a ship which was sailing in an hour from Kinsale Harbour. The agreed to bring the cask to the ship for him. He labelled it "Pickled Pork and that is how king James left Ireland.
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wind the cord round the grooves and throw it from you and it spins for a long time.
Then the favourite of tops is the dancer and it is the easiest top to make. It is made from a spool. You get the spool and you sharpen away the lower part until it comes to a point. Then you get a piece of wood and sharpen it down and put it through the hole in the spool. You give it one twist with your thumb and first finger and it spins for a long time. Here is a simple drawing of one. [drawing of a dancer top]
Another great toy is the catapult which every boy usually has at some time or other. It is made of wood and has two pieces of elastic protruding from the fork.
Then there is a piece of leather and the two pieces of elastic is connected on to it. You put a stone init and stretch the elastic and it goes ever so far. Here is
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Home Made Toys
Nearly every boy and girl are employed in their spare time by making some toys or snares.
In olden times in our district a tor that was greatly made was tops. There are three different kinds of tops, air-top, peg-top, and a whip-top. The whip-top was greatly used in our district by the old people. It is like a peg top but has a little whip and you can keep it spinning for hours, shown thus:- [picture of whip-top]
Then we come to the air-top which was seldom used by the old people but you can have good sport out of it. It is similar to the peg-top only it spins in the air instead of the ground. Here is a little drawing of it. [picture of air-top]
Then comes the peg-top, this one is liked in our district. It is like the air-top but spins on the ground. A drawing is shown thus;- [picture of peg-top]. You then
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Situated about four miles from Drogheda is the little village of Duleek It is built on the River Nanny. Old people say that it was in Duleek that first Chapel bell was rung. There is still to be seen some old ruins of an abbey and Church. There is also a well which is called St Cianan's Well near where the doctors residence now is. An old story is told in connection with this well. In olden times there was a widow and her son living in Duleek. She was ill in bed and every day her son would ask her how she was. She would answer "Its worse I am getting" he would say "and worse you may be." Someone told here to say she was better. The next morning her son came in and she told him she was near better. And he said "and better you may be." Then she asked him for a drink. He put a stick down beside the bed and water sprung up he left a vessel beside her So she could get a drink anytime she wanted
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Bhí gasúr ar an aifreann Domhnach amháin agus chuala sé an sagart a rádh ins an tSeanmóir go raibh bealach cam ag dul na bhflaithis. Nuair a fuair an gasúr amach ó'n Aifreann d'imthigh sé leis ar gach uile bhealach cam a casadh air, agus ag teacht na hoidhche chuaidh isteach i dteach bheag a bhí chois a'bhealaigh mhóir.
Chuir muintear a tighe ceist air cá raibh se a gabhail. Dubhairt sé go raibh sé ar an Aifreann indiú agus gur dubhairt an sagart go raibh bealach
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drops her handkerchief and when we say Lady Lady pick it up" she picks it up again. If she trips on the rope while doing this she is 'out.' The next girl takes her place until all have had their turn.
For "Hide the Thimble" everybody leaves the room except the one who is going to hide it. He or she looks for a siutable place, but he must hide it where the other players will see it without lifting anything. When it is hid he lets the others into the room and the hunt begins.
Whoever finds the thimble first, hides it next time.
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Whoever trips on the rope drops out of the line until only one remains. That girl is the winner.
Girls dearly love to know what proffession or trade their young man will be.
The rhyme goes thus:-
"A tinker, a tailor
A soldier, a sailor
A rich man, a poor man
A beggar man, a thief
A doctor, a lawyer
An engineer, a chief."
What ever name she trips on is her young man.
This is another rhyme, but only one girl goes in at a time. Everybody says.
"Early in the morning
Before six o'clock
You can hear the Postmans knock
Postman, Postman drop your letter
Lady, Lady pick it up."
At Postman, Postman drop your letter the girl in the rope
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all have a ship in their turn. Here are a number of rhymes we say when skipping. For this rhyme two girls go into the rope and all say.
"Two little Dicky birds
Sitting on the wall
One named Peter
The other named Paul
Fly away Peter (One of the girls run out)
Fly away Paul (Then the other)
Come back Peter (Peter comes back)
Come back Paul." (So does Paul)
If you are skipping on a cold day this one will keep you warm. All the girls line up one behind the other, and the two at the rope start to turn it.
The girls skip in and out of the rope without tripping on it, and all say.
"Keep the kettle boiling or you'll get no tea."
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and spell them for me.
Answer: London.
As I went over a stony wall,
I met an old man and he giving his call,
He had a fleshy mouth and a bony horn,
And such an old man was never born.
Answer: A cock crowing
In a room there is a press,
In the press there is a cup,
In the cup there is a sup,
That everyone must drink of.
Answer: Death.
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sgairt sé ar an bhuachaill agus chuir ceist ar raibh sé ag coimhead ar san ag ithe. Dubhairt an buachaill go raibh. "Goidé an chosamhlacht a bhí orm" arsa Oisín. "Tá" arsa'n buachaill bhí oiread uisge le do gheal agus chuirfeadh thart muileann. Ach go bé gur gheall me do Pádraic go dtabhairfinn na bhaile slán thú, mharhfainn thu. D'imthigh siad annsin na bhaile. Thug Oisín leis an cheathramha le táisbean do Phádraic nach bréag a bhí sé ag innse.
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sgairt sé ar an bhuachaill agus chuir ceist ar raibh sé ag coimhead ar san ag ithe. Dubhairt an buachaill go raibh. "Goidé an chos amhlacht a bhí orm" arsa Oisín. "Tá" arsa'n buachaill bhí oiread uisge le do gheal agus chuirfeadh thart muileann. Ach go bé gur gheall me do Pádraic go dtabhairfinn na bhaile slán thú, mharhfainn thu. D'imthigh siad annsin na bhaile. Thug Oisín leis an cheathramha le táisbean do Phádraic nach bréag a bhí sé ag innse.
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ball is the next 'Alla Balla.'
"Statues" is a very jolly game and ca be placed either inside or in the open. Everybody forms a line except the leader. He takes each in turn and catches their hand. He gives the a couple of tugs and then lets go their hand.
The player stays in that position. The leader then does the same with each in turn. When all have had their whoever represents the funniest statue is the leader next time.
Skipping is a very popular game with the girls. You can skip by yourself or a number of girls skip together. For a number of girls skipping together you get a long rope. Two girls take the ends in their hands and start to turn it round. The girls
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and he threw pot and all at the figure and it vanished. The next morning the people questioned the man about the ghost and he said "Oh a woman dressed in white came down from the fire-place in a boat and I asked her if she would have some stirabout, but as she had no manners I threw pot and all at her. The man got his pound and since then the ghost has not appeared to anyone
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A long time ago near Drogheda there was a potatoe field owned by a Mr. Murphy. One day the workmen were taking up the potatoes. They sat down underneath a hawthorn tree to eat their lunch.
One of the men saw a number of little people picking up the potatoes and putting them into their aprons. The men were afraid to make a sound because the little people were fairies.
After a while the little people disappeared. The men got up and started their work, and strange to say there were the same number of potatoes there was when the started, not one of them was missing
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You usually play 'Alla Balla, Alla Balla, who has got the ball' in the open. One player is chosen and he or she goes about 20 or 25 feet away from the other players and turns his back on them. He has a ball in his hand and he throws it over his shoulder without looking around.
One of the other players try to catch it. Whoever succeeds in catching it puts it behind their back and calls to 'Alla Balla' to turn round.
'Alla Balla' does so and he say 'Alla Balla, Alla Balla, who has got the ball.' All the other players say "I haven't got it, in my pocket." 'Alla Balla' then guesses who has the ball. If he does not guess the right one whoever has the
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Whoever;s hand it is in when he gets it comes into the centre of the ring and is "Paddy."
"Hide and Seek" is an outdoor game. All the players go to a certain place. It is called a 'den.' One or two of the players stay in the den and the others go out to hide.
When they are hid they let the two in the den know by shouting.
Then the two in the den go and look for the others. The first two they catch go to the den and are the seekers next time.
For "Balloon Race" you line six players up at one end of the room, giving each one a balloon and paper fan each. At the other end of the room place a large empty box. Then see who can fan their balloon into the box first.
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Q Why was Adam a good runner?
A Because he was first in the human race.
Q Why is a baker charitable?
A Because he gives away the bread he needs (kneads) himself.
Q Why is a match good tempered?
A Because it never complains when it is struck.
Q What travels round the world with-out being seen?
A The wind.
Q What is it that is taken from you before you get it?
A Your Photograph.
Q When it a good idea like a clock.?
A When it strikes one.
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It is great fun at the end of the game to hear what they all say, and it causes much laughter.
"Find the ring" is a very simple game to play. You get a long piece of string and put a ring on it. A plain wedding ring is best.
Then you tie the two ends of the string together and everybody gathers around and forms a circle. They all take the string in their hands. Somebody goes into the centre of the ring. All sing:
"Paddy from Cork has never been
Never the railway train has seen
Never has seen the great machine
That runs along the railway."
The ring passes from hand to hand and the person in the centre tries to find it.
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At Beamore near the town of Drogheda there is situated a fairy fort. It is a circular grassy mound.
Underneath are found some stone chambers. It is said that in these chambers the ancient Celts fortified themselves and their cattle
It is also said the fairies dance round the fort on one night of the year and if you are lucky enough to find them you would get a purse of gold
The Sihde were the noble fairies and the old Irish said that they were the spirits of the Tuatha De Danan that strange race which occupied Ireland till the Milesians came, when conquered by a greater magic than their own they disappeared. Strange to say no real decendand of the Tuatha De Danan was ever yet found in any Irish family
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For the game "Silence" everyone leaves the room but two of the players. If no one knows the game but these two it is even more exciting. The two players that are in the room get a sheet of paper and a pencil each. They arrange three chairs before a table. Then they sit down on two other chairs one at each side of the table.
Then they call one of the other players into the room.
When he or she comes in the two that are seated at the table remain silent. The object of the game is to see what all the players say when they enter the room. The two at the table write down on the paper all that they say.
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pushing a glass of whiskey into Tims hand. Drink this Tim Murphy said he. Tim put glass to his lips but he next minute he flung it away. "Ye villian he cried there is a frog in it" "Yes indeed" say the little man and from now on every time you drink anything stronger than water you will see a frog in your glass so be off home with you now and let this be a lesson to you. The next evening in the public house he looked in his glass and what was in the bottom but a big yellow frog and that is why Tim Murphy has kept his pledge.
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Tim Murphy was drunk again. Tim was a good man in many ways one of the best farmers in Co. Meath but once let him get hold of the bottle the devil himself wouldnt hold a candle to him for villian. As for taken the pledge why Tim took it oftener than ye could count fingers and toes but sure he broke it just as soon as the priest was out of sight. Tim was comin home drunker than usual and him singin and he going down the little lane that led up to his house didnt the quarest little man ever you laid eyes on hop out o' nowhere in front of Tim. 'Tim Tis as hammaned ye ought to be Tim Murphy" say he an' he cockin his head at Tim "Tis ashamed ye ought to be getting drunk depriving your wife and children o' the money to buy food." Poor Tim stood rooted to the mortal spot. He got a quare fright so he did but before he could say a word the quare little fellow gave him a push. Tim fell flat an' when he looked up again wasnt there a whole crowd of quare lookin men standin round laughin at him. The little fellow Tim seen first goes up to him an sey "
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one else to take his place.
The other players can disguise themselves by changing their voices.
For "Musical Chairs" you get a number of chairs. One chair less than the number of players. Arrange them in a line placing their seats in alternate positions. Then someone plays a musical instrument and the players march round the chairs. The music stops all of a sudden and all the players rush for a chair.
Whoever is left without a chair drops out of the game and a chair is taken out of the line so that there will still be a chair less than the number of players.
The game proceeds until only one player is left.
He or she is the winner.
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Then all march up the outside of the line. The girls follow the girl leader and the boys their leader.
When the leaders reach the top of the room they join hands to form a bridge and the other players with their partners go under their arms and walk down to the other end of the room. When everyone has passed under the "bridge" the pair at the top of the room are the next leaders.
"Blind man's Buff is a very exciting game if played correctly. One player is blindfolded to be the blind man. All the others scatter round the room but no one is allowed to leave it. The 'blind man' is whirled around three times and then let go. The object of the game is for the blind one to catch some
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Every boy and girl pairs off and stand facing each other in two lines. The boys at one side and the girls on the other. Every girl faces her own partner.
The pair at the end of the line join hands together and walk up between the two sides until they come to the top, then they come down again while they all sing.
"The grand old duke of York
He had so many men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again
When they were up, they were up
When they were down, they were down
But when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down."
When the pair came to the end of the line the girl turnes to her line, and the boy to his.
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to me. Lizzie left her and opened the door. Felix was standing on the door-step. Just then she heard a slight noise behind her. She looked round and there at the foot of the stairs stood pale ghostly figure clothed in white her face more pale than her garments. She immediately recognised her sister Lucy.
Lucy darling said Lizzie what is the matter. Lucy slowly raised her right hand and pointing to where her companion stood uttered two words "Look Down" Then she faded from her sight. She looked down to where Felix stood and as she did so she saw beneath his long cloak two cloven feet. She had only time to invoke the Holy Names before she fell in a dead faint.
Not for a full year did Lucy recover. Bowed down with grief at Lucys death her father broke down in health and was laid to rest with her mother and sister. Nothing but sorrow and regret can follow any attempt to pry into the future which the Almighty has chosen to keep a closed door to us.
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The farmer then picks a girl to be his wife. Then again moving around we sing.
"The wife wants a child
The wife wants a child
Hi! Ho! my-deary-oh.
The wife wants a child."
The game goes on and we all sing.
"The child wants a nurse." (etc)
"The nurse wants a dog." (etc)
"The dog wants a bone. (etc)
and everybody picks in their tuan. When the bone is chosen everyone leaves the middle of the ring, but he, and we sing.
"The bone is left alone
The bone is left alone
Hi! Ho! my-deary-oh
The bone is left alone."
The bone is then the farmer and the game goes on as before.
Another party game is
"The grand old Duke of York."
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One day Lizzie's father informed them that he had invited the newcomer to dinner the following Sunday. Lizzie was secretly delighted for she noticed she was no longer the dazed frightened creature. The following Sunday he was introduced to them as Mr. Filix. Sunday after Sunday Mr. Felix came to the house and soon a friend sprung up between Lizzie and him. Lizzie's father did not like him, neither did Lucy, so her father forbade her to see him again. She sobbed like a child in her room. The door was closed and so were the windows. Hearing a sound she looked up and there she saw Mr. Felix. He asked her was she going to obey her father. Lizzie replied no, and he said she was right for why should her father come between them. Are the ties of friendship not stronger than a fathers command. She went meeting him for months. One day her sister took ill and begged of Lizzie not to see Mr. Felix anymore. Lizzies father went to a fair one night in the month of October. Hearing a knock at the door Lizzie looked out and Felix was standing outside.
She prepared to go out, but as she did so she heard heard her sister dreaming in her sleep calling out Lizzie Lizzie come back
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Games I play.
This is a list of the games I play:-
"The farmer wants a wife."
"The grand old Duke of York."
"Blind man's buff."
"Musical Chairs."
"Silence."
"Find the ring."
"Hide and Seek."
"Balloon Race"
"Alla Balla, Alla Balla, who has got the ball."
"Statues."
"Skipping."
"Hide the thimble."
"The farmer wants a wife" is usually at parties. Everybody joins into a ring. A boy is put in the middle for the farmer.
All moving around start to sing.
"The farmer wants a wife
The farmer wants a wife
Hi! Ho! my-deary-oh!
The farmer wants a wife."
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face looking over her shoulder. Then suddenly as the clock struck the half hour, as if the spell was broken the face in the mirror faded slowly away Lizzie felt sure a trick had been played on her. She searched every where but could not find a human being. Then picking up her candle walked out. As she walked through the passage she felt something behind her. At last as she reached the dining room door she heard a horried cackling laugh at her elbow. She looked round and saw two glowing eyes staring at her. She entered the room where here friends and sister Lucy were gathered. They all of cource crowded round to hear what Lizzie had to tell them regarding her visit to the haunted room. She would not tell them for fear she would be laughed at. From that day on she was a changed girl. The thing still clung around her. For several months this continued.
Not far from their house there was another house. For many years it had been untenanted, because there was a man murdered in it and people said it was haunted, and it was with some surprise that one day Lizzie learned that a stranger had taken up his abode in that illomened house. Every morning the stranger would pass by the garden gate and bid Lizzie Good Morning
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It was on Hallow Eve night that a party of girls were gathered around the dining room fire with Lucy and Lizzie. As usual they were trying their fortunes throwing nuts into the fire or breaking eggs into tumblers of water trying to draw them into pictures of the future. When they had grown tired of these frolics they looked around for some thing new to do. And sure they hit on it. At one end of the house was a certain room which had the bad name of being haunted. Well the new adventure they hit upon was that one of them should go alone into this room and locking the door stand before the glass eating an apple and if her mind did not wander her future husband would appear in the glass as if looking of over her shoulder. As luck would have it the hervine fell to Lizzie. So she went in and locked the door behind her. Suddenly she heard her name called aloud. She heard it repeated again through the room accompanied by fiendish laughter and then as she stood before the mirror almost petrified with fright and unable to turn round, she suddenly saw in it the shape of a man's
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Dean Swift had a man cook who was also his coach-driver. This cook was a bit of a thief but was such an excellent chef that Dean Swift passed over many of his tricks
One Sunday he removed a leg of a goose prior to roasting it and stiched the skin neatly over the joint to make the bird appear to have only one leg. The other he cooked for himself.
At dinner the Dean asked "Where is the second leg. "Oh you often get them like that" said the man. A few days later while driving the Dean passed a flock of geese standing on one leg by a pond.
The Dean turned and whistled and immediately the second leg took its natural position. "See" said the dean "all these have two legs" "Yes" said the man" "but you did not whistle at the goose for your dinner.
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place.
What is the first banking transaction mentioned in the Bible
Ans. When Pharaoh received a check on the banks of the Red Sea crossed by Moses and company.
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I ran
I found
I scearched
If I find it
I will leave it
If I do not find it
I will bring it
Ans - A thorn in a foot
Which was Adam's longest day?
Ans. The first because there was no eve
A Scripture character without a name.
Who died a death never died before
Whose body never saw corruption.
Whose shroud is in every household store
Ans - Lot's wife
Why should one be surprised at receiving an answer on ringing the Convent bell.
Ans - Because the Convent is a nun-inhabited
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Many years ago a number of men were coming along a road. They were taking happily when suddenly one of them stopped and asked the cause of that dog having fire in his eyes. The others asked "What dog" they could see no dog. He went as on seeing the dog till he fainted. His friends carried him into a cottage, when he came to himself. That night he fell very ill and with in a week he was dead and buried.
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I see the moon
And the moon sees me
God bless the moon
And God bless me
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Long ago a man and a woman would put two nuts on a shovel and put down in the fire and if the two nuts cracked together the couple would be married and if the two nuts flew away from on another the couple would not be married.
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man a bachelor. They used also run around the house with lighted candles in their hands. They used also light a bonfire on the area nearest hill. They uesd to leave a blazing fire and a well swept hearth to welcome their unearthly visitors.
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This is a game they used to play. They used to get three dishes one full with clean water and one full with dirty water and on empty. The young men used to be blindfolded and each tried his luck. If he touched the clean water the young man would have a beautiful maiden for his bride. If he dipped into the dirty water he would be married to an old widow. But if he touched the empty basin he would die a happy
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to be there.
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good weather and if they fly low we will have had weather. The smith says that when the crows perch on his wall it is a sign of rain.
They say around here that it is a sin to kill a robin because when Our Lord was on the Cross the robin came down and plucked the thorns out of his head and that a drop of this blood fell on the robin's breast and that is why it is red.
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acht ní raibh aon gloinne ionnta mar ata ins na fuinneóga anois. Biodh piosa adhmaid ar an fuinneóga insan oidhche agus ní biodh aon run ann ar feadh an lae.
I gach tigh biodh leabthain in aice leis an teine agus tá siad ann fós ins na tighte insan gceanntar seo acht níl móran aca ann.
Biodh urláir déannta de dob buidhe acú agus biodh na falla deanta de clocha agus biodh gach taobh an falla mar a chéile.
I ngach tigh biodh sceimní agus biodh an teine ar piniúr an tigh
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San t-sean aimsir biodh tigh cinn tuighe ag na daoine.
Biodh dhá fuinneóga i gach tigh
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na uibheaca a biodh acú agus ceannuighidís na rudaí a bíodh ag teastáil don tigh.
Bíodh na daoine fadó anna bocht agus bí gach rud go h-ann daor.
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Níl aon tuairisg anois ar na siopaí a bhí insan áit seó fadó.
Do bhí siopa ag muinntir Lionáin ag Baile na Leachain agus bíodh siadh ag dhíol té, suicra, arán bán agus rudaí éile mar sin.
Do bhí siopa ag muinntir Cionnaith agus bíodh siadh ag díol poitean, poitín, uisge beatha agus té agus suicra.
Bíodh airgeadh ana gann insan sean aimsir. Diolann siadh
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were running all day and could not catch each other.
Answer: The four wheels of a motor - car.
Headed like a thimble, tailed like a rat, you may guess for ever but you could not guess that.
Answer: A pipe.
I have a little Kerry cow tied to the wall, it drinks all before it and eats nothing at all.
Answer: A lamp.
I have a little Kerry cow tied to the wall, it eats all before it, and drinks nothing at all.
Answer: A fire.
Three fourths of a cross, and a circle complete, two semi - circles and a perpendicular meet, add a triangle which stands on two feet, two semi - circles, and a circle complete.
Answer: The word TOBACCO.
Twenty sheep went out a gap, twenty more went after that, six, seven, ten, eleven. Three and two. How much is that?.
Answer: Five
Two n's. two o's, an l and a d, put them together
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Spell broken-down-ditches in three letters
Ans. Gap
Spell dry grass in three letters
Ans. Hay
Spell blue water in three letters
Ans. Ink
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A four-legged heifer
With two leather horns?
A. A hare.
Q. As I went out on yonder gap
I met a man with a red cap,
A stick in his hand
A stone in his belly,
Riddle me that and I'll give you a berry?
A. A haw
Q. What is the difference between an elephant and a flea?
A. An elephant can have a flea but a flea can't have an elephant.
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Q. Riddle me, riddle me what is that under the hat and over the head?
A. Hair on your head.
Q. Why is the sun like a hard working carpenter?
A. Because he is always making beams.
Q. As round as an apple,
As sharp as a lance,
If you get up on it,
It would carry you to France?
A. The moon
Q. What is the difference between a married man and a unmarried woman?
A. The married man kisses his and the unmarried woman misses the kisses.
Q. Hairy all over.
Rough in the skin.
Two things dangling,
And one going in?
A. A pig eating
Q. A leaper of ditches
A cropper of corn,
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Q. What can you crack without touching it?
A. A joke.
Q. What odd number becomes even beheaded?
A. Seven
Q. What is the last thing you do before you go into bed?
A. Lift your foot off the floor.
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Churchill Protestant Church
When the Parish of Spa, Tralee was Protestant, Parson Denny was parson of the parish. He lived in the parochial house which was next to the church and which is still there. It was prophesied to him that a Catholic priest would reside where he then resided. The prophecy has come true because in that very same house now lives a Catholic Priest named Father Cronin.
When the Catholic Church was built at hand just in ....... of the parochial house Parson Denny planted trees in order to shut out all views of this church. It is recorded that those trees now
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Q. What has every one and so has a needle?
A. An eye.
Q. As white as milk as black as ink and it hops on the road like a hail stone?
A. A magpie.
Q. How many sides on a apple?
A. Two, the outside and the inside.
Q. I have a little house and it would not hold a mouse and there are as many windows in it as in the old king's house?
A. A thimble.
Q. Why is a clock so thoughtful looking?
A. Because it has its hands on its face.
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and upon my word he would frighten the crows
Answer: A gun.
Four sticks standing, four lilyanders, two hookers, two crookers and a wheelabout.
Answer: A cow.
As I went out and I came in, I smelt the dead, no life did spring, I shook the tree no leaves did fall, and that's my riddle among you all
Answer: A bird's nest.
Twenty six (sick) sheep went out a gap, one died How many came back?
Answer; Nineteen.
As round as an apple, as deep as a cup, and all the men in Derry, could not pull it up.
Answer: A well.
I have a little house and a mouse would not fit in it, and all the men in town could not count all the windows in it.
Answer: A thimble.
The father, the mother, the sister, the brother
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Old people tell that the well in Tormey's lane was used by the Monks of the Cistercian order when they had their monastery here. St Beccan from whom this town is named was the first Abbot. He came in the sixth century. Little is known now about this well. Their is the raised imprint of a foot on a stone beside the well which up to 30 years ago children and all who drank water, made a practice of baptizing in the name of the Blessed Trinity. I dont know if the water is used nowadays. In the Relic was a wee well to which people having "warts" came. I remember well to have been taken there when I was a child to have an offending one removed. It required 3 visits the 1st being on Monday and 2nd on the following Thursday and the 3rd and last one on the Monday following. I had to recite ten paters, ave and Glorias. The wart eventually disappeared. It was in the graveyard in a tree near
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agus casúr agus teanchair aige. Bíonn inneoin aige freisin. Cuireann sé an iarann ar an inneoin nuair a bhíonn an iarann te agus bualann sé an iarann leis an órd. Tá an cheardcha atá aige déanta de chloich. Tá adhmad mar dhíon air. Níl aon duine eile a bhfuil ceardca aige san cheanntar seo. Do bhí ceann eile ag duine ab' ainm dó Máirtín Ó Grádaigh tuairim is ceithre bliadhna ó shoin. Bíonn an ghaba ag obair go cruaidh ins an gceardchain. Do bhí a athair i n-a ghabhainn roimhe. Téigheann a lán daoine chuighe chun rudaí a dheiseadh. Bionn sé ag obair go h-an fada gach lá. Bíonn sé ag obair go dtí a h-ocht a chlog gach tráthnóna. Bionn a lán cruidhte aige istigh san gceardchain. Bíonn teine mór ar lasadh aige ins an gceardchain gach lá. Bíonn iomar mór uisge aige ins an gceardchain freisin. Cuireann sé an iarann te isteach san uisge chun é do dhéanamh fuar. Beireann sé greim
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suas ar an ngúirt le cliabh ar a ndhroma.
Bíodh na cailiní agus na buacailli ag déanamh an obhair sin gach lá.
Is minic nuair a thagidís abhaile insan trathnóna bíodh na paistí ag lorg rud eigin on a mátair agus on a athair agus is minic fuair siad bás leis an ochras.
Is minic bíodh cacaí déanta de plúr acú agus bíodh áthas mór acú ar na cacaí sin.
Nuair a tainigh an té amach ar dtúis ní raibh aon cupán acú act ólaidaís an té as mugaí déanta dé adhmaid.
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was nothing short of a miracle.
Let all atone
For blood and groan
For dark revenge and open wrong
Let all unite
For Ireland's right
And drown our griefs in Freedom's song
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Once when a king was going out to war he met a little red-man "Good morrow said the little red man" to the king. The king did not answer him. The little red-man said "good morrow" again. The king asked him where was he going. "he said I am looking for a job. Come with me and Ill give you a job The king sent the little red-man for to go to his palace and get a machine gun and six tons of bullets, and for to bring them to him in his coach, before midnight.
At midnight the king saw the coach coming at the rate of a hundred miles a minute. When he reached the king he stoped and gave him the two tons of bullets and told him that he would leave the
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Oh Weep those days, those Penal days
When Godless persecution reigned.
There are still many relics in this neighbourhood which remind us of those dark Penal Days. In a field owned by Thomas Sheerin in the townsland of Jamestown and in the parish of Castletown, there is an old fort in which Mass was celebrated in the Penal days. The track of the altar where Mass was said is still to be seen in this fort. This altar is surrounded by bushes
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Bíodh tighthe déanta de clocha acú agus ní raibh aon fuinnéog na doras ionra.
Seo é an biadh a biodh acú;-
Ar maidhin ithidís prataí agus bhainne caorach agus ar a dó dheag a clóg ithidís turnaipí agus bainidís an craicheann diobh le na laimhe.
Sar a theigidís in a codlag ithidís prataí agus bainne blasach.
Biodh obair anna cruaidh acú ag dul sios go dtí an tráigh gach lá agus ag bainth feamhain on na cairgreacha ag gá cúr
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cloich. Bíonn casúr beag ag an gabhainn. Tá an ceardcha cosamhail le teach. Tá adhmad mar clúdach ar an gceardchain. Tá an doras atá ins an ceardchain déanta de adhmad freisin. Tomás Ó Maidín an t-ainm atá ar an gabha a bhfuil san áit seo. Tá a cheardcha suidhte i gCill Cáimín. Déanann sé rudaí as iarann. Déanann sé cruidhte as iarann. Cuireann sé cruidhte fé chapallaibh. Gearrann sé crúb an chapaill agus annsin cuireann sé an crudh anuas ar an crúb. Bíonn an crudh go h-an te acht ní ghortuigheann sé an chapall mórán. Tar éis dó an crudh te a chur ar crúb an chapaill buaileann sé na tairngí isteach le casúr. Déanann sé a lán rudaí eile freisin as iarann. Cuireann sé píosaí nuadh isteach i gcéachtaí nuair a bhíonn siad briste. Cuireann sé an iarann isteach ins an teine. Séideann sé an teine le na builg. Bíonn a lán rudaí aige leis an obair a dhéanamh. Bíonn órd
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By these we mean gipsies tinkers musicians and sellers of small ware. There are people who call to our doors but now and again strangers come but it is nearly always the same people came to our door as far back as I can remember for years.
The gipsies always have caravans or a cart or tent. They sell tables mats and wicker chairs. Sometimes one of them pretends to be able to tell fortunes. She usually dresses in bright colours and wears a necklace and earrings. People spend money on her sometimes.
The tinkers usually have carts and in the night time they make up tents. These tinkers mend tin thinks and get a good deal of work and they stay in one place for a few nights. They sometimes have to leave. From time to time these travellers call with musical
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Do bhí seana-bhean ina cómhnuidhe ann. Oidhche na gaoithe móire. Taimhill ina diadh sin do fuair sí bás. Níor fhág sí aon mallacht ar an gcaisleán.
Annsan do bhí Séamus Ó Brian ina gchómhnuidhe ann tar eis an tseana-bhean. Ní raibh sé ann acht tamhaill beagh nuair a thóg sé tíg mór áluinn in aice an caisleán.
D'fhág sé an caisleán agus chuaidh sé chun chómhnuidhe sa tíg.
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an old house which was occupied during the famine times still to be seen beside Jim Farrell's house of Garthy.
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One of these stories are. Long ago the wren was killed and hung on the bush. There is a rhyme about this.
"The wren the wren the King of all birds. In St Stephen's day he was caught in the furze.
Up the kettle and down the pan give me a penny to bury the wren."
There is another story told about the birds. One day all the birds met, and they said whoever fly the highest is our king.
Then they all flew up in the air and when the eagle was the highest he began to chow and then the wren who was on the eagle's back flew higher. From that he is called the King of all birds.
When Our Lord was hanging on the Cross it is said that the wren tried to pull the nails out of Our Lord's hands and a drop of blood fell on his breast and from that he has a red breast.
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to the English the previous year. Some of the potatoes decayed in the ground and the rest decayed in the pits. It is said that the people ate grass. The old people say that there were about fifteen houses from Galvin's hill to Ballinamill cross-roads and the ten people died who were living in those houses. Some people emigrated to America from this district. In the year 1848 the people planted the potatoes in ridges around the hill of Creeve. It was late in the year 1847 when Govenment relief reached this district. When it did come all the food they got was Indian meal. This meal was stored in barrells and there was a place appointed from which it was distributed among the people. Every family could not get more than a three quart-can of it at a time. Then after a while a relief scheme came and the people worked making roads at sixpence a day. When the famine was over three diseases followed, namely Typhus, Dysentery and Cholera. There are the ruins of
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and less frequent and gradually we do not hear him at all for he is gone. The corncrake is another bird that comes in Spring and goes away in the end of Summer.
Every bird has a next of her own. Some make their nests in different places than others. The Swallows make their nests in old houses. Robins in hedges Larks in the ground Sparrows and Black-birds in hidden parts of hedges. Waterbirds on the banks of rivers.
The Swallows make their nests with mud. Robins with hay and moss Larks with hay and Blackbirds with hay
The birds are able to fortell the weather. The Swallows by flying low tells us that we are very near rain. What brings them down is that when the air gets thick the insects come down and the swallows follows to get their food. When the swallows are flying high it is a sign of good weather. Another sign is that when sparrows chirrup a good deal it is a sign of rain. In the Winter when the wild geese are flying inland it is a sign of bad weather.
There are many stories told about the birds
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Do thógadh an caisleáin sin i mBaile-na-Leachain sa bliadhain 1517. Fear darbh ainm Leacan Ó Conchubhair a thog é. Sin é an fáth a tughadh an ainm sin Baile-na Leachan ar an áit seo.
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The baskets were used to putting out the turf in the bog. The baskets were put on an ass's back attached to a straddle. The bottom of the basket is called the cliath og.
The scibs were made with sally sticks. They would get some sally and turn the tops of them up and weave the bottom with sally sticks. They would weave the sides of them the same way. The scibs were used for bringing in turf, and for turninang the potatoes after being boiled into it to cool.
The clothes baskets were made the same way as the scibs. The thin sally sticks were pealed and boiled. There was a handle on the clothes baskets. There was a great basket maker named John Martin Branraduff who is still living.
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This district suffered very much during the Famine Times of 1846, '47 and '48. It was very thickly populated and the old people say that there were at least twenty houses to every mile of the road, while at present there are only five or six to the mile.
The principled food of the people at that time was the potatoes and on that account they had a large number of acres under tillage.
The year that the potato crop failed, the potatoes seemed to be very promising and were flourishing early in July. But late in the same month the blight came on them like a "thief in the night" and in a short time there was not a green leaf to be seen on the potato stalks. Most of the potatoes decayed in the ground and any that were saved, decayed afterwards in the pits. In 1848 the people planted the potatoes in
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agus gur tháinig sé abhaile. Bhí sé ag dul gur táinig sé go dtí Ocht-Darra. Do stadh sé annsan agus do chur sé séipeál ann ag múinead agus ag teagascht. Ní raibh fhios ag na daoine cár rughadh Sionáin Mac Darra. Ní'l acht faillí an séipeál ann anois. D'arduigh sé a lámh os chionn chárraig agus do táinigh srut mór uisge. Tá leigheas ann ó shión i gcór tinneas fiachle.
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In every country in the World there are birds. Some that live in warm countries and others in cold countries. In this country the birds are divided into those that sing and to those that live in the water and those that live out of it. The birds that sing are the Thrush the Blackbird the Linnet and the Finches. We have birds that chrrup but do not sing a real song. These are the Wren Robin Sparrow. We have other birds that scream. They are the Magpie the Curley the Jackdaw and the Crow. In the Spring we hear the Corn Crake and the Cuckoo whose voice are very familiar.
Of these birds there are only some that stay with us in the Winter. The rest of them all fly away. The ones that fly away are the Swallows which come in the Spring and stay with us until the begginning of Autumn. But day after day they fade away and one day we find that they have all flown away. The cuckoo who comes in Spring is one of the birds that we hear every evening flying over the neighbour's fields. At the end of Summer his voice gets less distinct
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duine ar bith forán a chur oirthi, ar sise:
“Má tá píobaire agaibh, níl céol agaibh,
Má tá cuirim agaibh, níl ól agaibh,
A’s a Sheáin Uí Dhomhnaill is feárr duitse éirigh.
A’s bhí ‘teacht liomsa ‘na bhaile”.
Ní rabh de sin ach sin. D’éirigh sé i gcliseadh agus d’imthigh sé ‘na bhaile le n-a mhnaoi fhéin.
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marbh fear as Gleann an Budallán”.
Caith sé rith an tráthnóna mar sin ag fiafruigh do gach duine caide’n scéal a bhí leis agus ní rabh as béal gach duine dá dtigeadh an bealach ach gur mharbh fear as Gleann an Budallán”.
Ní rabh faoiseamh le fághail aige agus ba é deireadh an scéil go rabh sé ag dul ó áit go h-áit agus ó theach go teach ar a sheachnadh agus an tóir in a dhiaidh.
Fear pósta a bhí ann agus fhad a’s bhí sé ar a sheachnadh bhí dáimh aige le cailín a bhí i dteach a bhainfeadh sé faoi go minic ann agus bhí sé ag brath í a phósadh. Fuair a bhean chéile leideadh ar seo agus ghléas sí comh tiugh géar a’s thiochfadh leithe agus níor chaill sí mórán ama gur bhain sí an teach amach.
Isteach ar an doras léithe, sheas sí i lár an urláir agus dhearc sí thart. Bhí a fear féin, Seán Ó Domhnaill, in a shuidhe ag taoibh na teineadh agus sul má rabh faill ag
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deireadh a bhí air gar thárraing Seán smaichtín ar an “Bhudallán” a d’fhág gan mhothughadh é, agus d’imthigh leis an méid a bhí ann a chroiceann. Bhain sé faoi i dteach giota measardha amach as an bhaile mhór. Ach ba ghoirid go rabh sé in a scéal fríd an aonach “gur mharbh fear as gleann an budallán”.
Bhí Seán sa teach seo annsin agus é mio-shuaimhneach go leór. Nuair a thigeadh duine aníos ó’n aonach ag tárraingt ar an bhaile, bhí sé de léim in a sheasamh, a cheann amach ar an doras aige ag sgairtigh: “An bhfuil scéal ar bith leat ó’n aonach indiu?”
Ó; ré sgéal”, a deireadh an duine sin ach “Fear as Gleann a mharbh an budallán”.
Théigheadh se isteach ‘un toighe arais agus d’fhanadh go mío-fhoighideach go léor go bhfeiceadh sé duine nó beirt ag tarraingt abhaile ó’n aonach. Phreabhfadh sé ‘un dorais arais agus é ag glaoidh: “Caide’n scéal atá libh ó’n aonach indiu?”
“Ó! níl mórán”, a deireadh siad, “ach gur
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Sé an ainm a bhí ar an Naomh a bhí sa cheanntair seo ná Sionáin Mac Darra.
Do chaith sé tamhaill maith amuigh in Árainn.
Déireann na daoine go raibh argóint idir é féin is Naomh eile
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Bhí fear in a chomhnuidhe i gGleanncholuimcille fad ó shoin a rabh Seán Ó Domhnaill mar ainm air. Bhí sé 'na phíobaire agus théidheadh é fhad leis na h-aontaighe féachailt a dtiochfadh leis beagán nó morán a saothrughadh le n-a ghléas cheóil.
Chuaidh sé go h-aonach Bhaile an Droichid uair eigín. Thigeadh fear fhad leis na h-aontaighe san am chéadna ag díol earraidhe a rabh an “budallán” mar ainm air. Ní rabh macasamhail an fhir seo le fághail san am. Bhí an t-an urradh ann agus ní rabh dul ag aon duine a bhuaidh a fhághail.
Ach cibé ar bith is cosamhail go dteachaidh Seán Ó Domhnaill a cheannacht rud eighinteacht uaidh agus ní rabh dul aca margadh a deánamh. Sa deireadh shéid eatorra agus bá é an
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do léim sí thar an chlochán, agus i ndeireadh thiar thall do shroich an t-sean bhean a baile fhéin an oidhche sin.
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Chuaidh an t-sean bhean fá choinne na bó agus d’iarr sí deoch bhainne uirthi fa choinne an chait.
“Bhéarfaidh mé bainne duit”, arsa’n bhó má bheir tú uchtán féir chugam as an chruaich udaí thall”.
Chuaidh an t-sean-bhean go dtí an chruaich, thug sí léithe uchtán féir agus thug do’n bhoin é. Annsin do thug an bo braon bainne dí, agus thug an t-seanbhean do’n chat é.
Ligh an cat an bainne, agus annsin thoisigh sé ag marbhadh an Fhranncaigh; thoisigh an Fhranncach ag geárradh an súgáin; thoisigh an súgán ag crochadh an bhúisteóra; thoisigh an búisteóir ag marbhadh an daimh; toisigh an damh ag ól an uisce; thoisigh an t-uisce ag múchadh na teineadh; thoisigh an teine ag dóghadh an bhata; thoisigh an bata ag buaileadh an mhadaidh; thoisigh an madadh ag baint greama as an mhuic. Sgánnruigh an mhuc agus
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madadh greim as an mhuic; ní rachaidh an mhuc thar an chlochán agus ní thig liom a dhul abhaile anocht.
Ach ní gheárrfadh an Franncach an súgán agus chuaidh an t-sean bhean ar aghaidh giota eile gur casadh cat uirthi.
“A chait”, ar sise, marbhuigh an Franncach; ní gheárrfaidh an Franncach an súgán; ní chrocfaidh an súgán an búistéir; ní marbhóchaidh an búistéir an damh; ní ólfaidh an damh an t-uisce; ní mhúchfaidh an t-uisce an teine; ní dhóighfidh an teine an bata; ní bhuailfidh an bata an madadh; ní bhainfidh an madadh greim as an mhuic; ní rachaidh an mhuc thar an chlochán agus ní thig liom a dhul abhaile anocht”.
“Marbhóchadh an Franncach”, arsa’n cat, “ma bheireann tú deoch bhainne chugan ó’n bhan udaí thall”.
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Ach ní mharbhóchadh an búistéir an damh agus do chuaidh an t-sean bean ar aghaidh giota eile go bhfaca sí súgán.
“A shúgáin”, ar sise, “croch an búistéir; ní mharbhóchaidh an búistéir an damh; ní ólfaidh an damh an t-uisce; ní mhúchfaidh an t-uisce an teine; ní dhóighfidh an teine an bata; ní bhuailfidh an bata an madadh; ní bhainfidh an madadh greim as an mhuic; ní rachaidh an mhuc thar an chlochán agus ní thig liom a dhul abhaile anocht”.
Ach ní chrochfadh an súgán an búistéir agus do shiubhal an tsean bhean léithe gur casadh Franncach uirthi.
“A Fhranncaigh”, ar sise, “geárr an súgán; ní chrochfaidh an súgán an búistéir; ní marbhóchaidh an búistéir an damh; ní ólfaidh an damh an t-uisce; ní mhúchfaidh an t-uisce an teine; ní dhóighfidh an teine an bata; ní bhuailfidh an bata an madadh; ní bhainfidh an
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mhuic; ní rachaidh an mhuc thar an chlochán agus ní thig liom a dhul abhaile anocht”.
Ach ní mhúchfad an t-uisce an teine agus d’imthigh an t-sean bhean léithe gur casadh damh oirthi.
“A dhaimh”, ar sise, “ól an t-uisce; ní mhúchfaidh an t-uisce an teine; ní dhóighfidh an teine an bata; ní bhuailfidh an bata an madadh; ní bhainfidh an madadh greim as an mhuic; ní rachaidh an mhuc thar an chlochán agus ní thig liom a dhul abhaile anocht”.
Ach ní ólfadh an damh an t-uisce agus ghread an t-sean bhean léithe arís gur casadh búistéir uirthi.
“A bhúistéir”, ar sise, “marbhuigh an damh; ní ólfaidh an damh an t-uisce, ní mhúchfaidh an t-uisce an teine; ní dhóighfidh an teine an bata; ní bhuailfidh an bata an madadh; ní bhainfidh an madadh greim as an mhuic; ní rachaidh an mhuc thar an chlochán agus ní thig liom a dhul abhaile anocht.
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abhaile anocht”.
Ach ní bhainfeadh an madadh greim as an mhuic agus d’imthigh an t-sean bhean léithe go bhfaca sí bata.
“A bhata”, ar sise, “buail an madadh; ní bhainfidh an madadh greim as an mhuic; ní rachaidh an mhuc thar an chlochán agus ní thig liom a dhul abhaile anocht”.
Ach ní bhuailfeadh an bata an madadh agus shiubhal an t-sean-bhean léithe go bhfaca sí teine.
“A theine”, ar sise, dóigh an bata; ní bhuailfidh an bata an madadh; ní bhainfidh an madadh greim as an mhuic; ní rachaidh an mhuc thar an chlochán agus ní thig liom a dhul abhaile anocht.
Ach ní dhóighfeadh an teine an bata agus shiubhal an t-sean bhean léithe go bhfaca sí uisce i lochán.
“A uisce”, ar sise, “múch an teine; ní dóighfidh an teine an bata; ní bhuailfidh an bata an madadh; ní bhainfidh an madadh greim as an
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At the present time there is one forge in our parish, but in olden times there were only two forges. His trade is handed down from father to son. Forges are usually situated near a stream or a cross road. The smith can get water foe to cool hot irons.
The forge is a big black house. It is on the road from the Ragg to Annfield. There is one chimney on it, and a slated roof on it, but there are two doors on it. There is a big fireplace and two bellows in the forge. The smith, implements are a hammer sledge pincers tongs anvil. The smith has a tub of water for two cool hot irons.
His work is shoeing horses and asses ponies. He makes farm implements like spades shovels, and mending farm implements, like machines and ploughs and putting handles in spades shovels forks. The work that is done in open air in binding wheels. It is said that forge water is good for warts.
In olden times there was great regard for
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Bhí sean bhean ann aon uair amháin agus is fad ó bhí. Bhí sí ag sguabadh urlár a' tighe lá amháin agus is cosamhail go bhfuair sí reul ins an t-salachar. Thoisigh sí ag machtnamh agus ag smaoitiughadh caidé ba choír díthe a dheánamh leis an reul. Sa deireadh ar sise, “Rachaidh mé go dtí an margadh ag ceannóchaidh mé muc. Ach cibé ar bith chuaidh sí go dtí an margadh agus cheannuigh sí muc. Nuair a bhí sí ag teacht abhaile b’ éigean dí dul trasna ar chlóchán, ach ní rachadh an mhuc thar an chlochán léithe agus ní rabh fhios aicí caidé dheánfadh sí.
D’imtigh sí léithe gur casadh madadh oirthi, labhair sí leis an mhadadh agus dubhairt: “A mhadaidh”, ar sise, bain greim as an mhuic, ní rachaidh sí thar an chlochán damh agus ní thig liom a dhul
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ins an siopa agus tugtar do dtí an tailliúir é.
Déineann sé culthaca as, Tá go leór uirlisí aige, meireacán, iarál snátha agus snáth.
Déineann mo mhatáir na leintheaca do's na páistí agus geibheann na duine fasta ins na siopa é. Tá dá tuirn ins an parósta seo ceann aca ag muinntir Rinn agus ceann eile ag muinntir Scolaidhe. Déineann siad an snáth sa bhaile i g-cór cniocáltar. Tá caorac aca féin
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an buachaill gurabh’ é gan amhras.
“Ar mhaith leat feiceáil cia h-áit a bhfuil an sgian sin saidhte anois?” arsa’n buachaill ruadh.
Dubhairt an buachaill eile gur chuma leis.
Thug an buachaill ruadh leis é fhad le cailín agus bhí an sgian phóca sáidhte i mbrollach an chailín sin.
“Bain amach an sgian sin anois”, arsa’n buachaill ruadh leis, agus bhain.
(Ach murab é an sgian chéadna, bhéadh athrughadh scéil le h-innse).
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Bhí bád iasgaireachta amuigh ar an fhairrge agus bhí fuireann an bháid ag tógail doruga nuair a thug siad fa dear an fhairrge ag éirghe i dtobainne. Bhí na suidhistí ag buaileadh isteach i ndeireadh an bháid agus cuma air nach bhfeicfeadh siad talamh glas a choidhche.
Chuir buachaill aca a mhéar i bpóca a bheirte, bhain amach sgian phóca agus chaith sé i n-éadán na h-urchoide í, (de brigh go ndeirtear go bhfuil an t-iarann coisgreachta) ar eagla gur neach ar bith a bhí ann a dheánfadh dochar daobhtha.
Bhí go maith a’s ní rabh go h-olc go dtáinig siad a dtír. Ní rabh siad i bhfad ar an chladac go dtáinig buachaill ruadh fhad leis an bhuachaill a chaith an sgian agus d’fiafruigh sé dó: “An tusa a chaith an sgian?” Dubhairt
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mo chapall trasna ar mo ghearrán fríd shléibhte a’s fríd mhullaigh, fríd curraigh boga báidhte, fríd miodúin aibhréidhteach gur casadh beirt gasraidhe seacht seachtmhain, damh ag buaileadh tobac i dtobar.
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“Fear ar thuairisc na caillighe”.
An gchuala tú nó an bhfaca tú tuairisc na caillighe a báideadh ar maidin Dé Domhnaigh? Dhá uair roimh éirigh na gréine, uair indiaidh an mheadhón lae.
Cé’n sráid bháile no áit chomhnuidhe in ar báidheadh í?
Baidheadh í faoi comhrac na gcúig casadh an áit a bhfuil na h-ocht dtroighe déag de dhroichead cloiche ar bhárr teampaill cleiteach a baidheadh na caillighe.
Maith ma’s tá, dá bhfághainn-sé bás gheobhadh an chailleach mo thuairise-se agus caithfidh mise tuairise na caillighe a fhághail.
Ghleas mé no bhróga ar mhullach mo cinn, mo hata ar bonna mo chosa
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na bíodh níos no nanráin fa dtaobh de.
Uair éigín in a dhiaidh sin bhí beathadhaigh eallaigh ag inigilt ar thaoibh cladaigh. Bhí bearrach dhá bhliadhain ann a baineadh tuisleadh aistí agus shleamhnaigh sí síos le h-ált. Ní rabh s’ aon smál ní ba mheasa le na linn, ach amháin go rabh thios ar an chladach agus gan fios caidé’n dóigh a bhfuighfidhe aníos í.
Thárla go Brian fá na bailte agus thainig sé mar dhuine go mbreathnughadh sé an cás. Síos leis go dti’n cladach, chuir an bearrach ar a dhruim agus cha dteárn sé stad gur fhág sé ar bhruac na h-ailte í. Agus ó’n lá sin go dtí’n lá indiú tá “Fothar na mba droma” mar ainm ar an chladach sin.
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Bhí sin ann agus is fad ó bhí. Bhí fear ann aon uair amháin dar b'ainm Brian Ó Seasain agus bhí an dubh-urradh ann. Fear siubhail do bhí ann. Chuaidh sé isteach i dteach i gCúl na Cruaiche uair amhain. Thara gur lá gaoithe móire a bhí ann. Bhí fear an toighe as baile agus ní rabh aon duine i mbun an toighe an lá seo ach a bhean. Bhí eagla oirthi roimh an ghaoith mhóir agus rud eile bhí eagla oirthí go mbrisfidhe a’s go reubfaidhe an bád a bhí ag fear an toighe thios ar an chladach.
“Má tú a leitheid sin ‘e eagla ort”, arsa Brian, “tabhair damh-sa rópa agus socróchaidh mé na gnoithe”.
Thug bean an toighe an rópa do Bhrian, d’imthigh sé leis agus níor bh’fada go rabh sé arais agus an bád leis ar a dhruim.
“Sin cugat anois é” arsa Brian, agus
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A rainbow in the morning is the shepherds warning, a rainbow at night is the shepherds delight.
Never take the book by the cover.
There are good goods in small parcels.
There is a silver lining to every cloud.
Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.
Save while you May. No Summers sun lasts a whole day.
Do as you would be done by.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Time and tide wait for no man.
Little by little an acorn grows.
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If that candle happens to quench some one of the family will die. Then the women go on their knees and ask three requests for before Xmas and they say a prayer called The Hail and Blest fifteen times a day. On Xmas night a block called the Xmas block is left burning and the door is unbolted. At twelve o'clock every animal on the earth is supposed to bend its knee. On St Stephen's day, although it is not a holiday of obligation, the people do not work. When the children get up and have eaten their breakfast they dress themselves in old clothes and go from house to house gathering money for the wren. When they return at night they count the money and share it equally between them. These boys are called wren boys because they kill a wren and hang it on a holly tree when tbhey are going around. On St Stephen's day the people eat no meat and they gain an indulgence. Some years St Stephen's day falls on a Sunday
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2020-08-14 09:33
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If that candle happens to quench some one of the family will die. Then the women go on their knees and ask three requests for before Xmas and they say a prayer called The Hail and Blest fifteen times a day. On Xmas night a block called the Xmas block is left burning and the door is unbolted.At twelve o'clock every animal on the earth is supposed to bend its knee. On St Stephen's day, although it is not a holiday of obligation, the people do not work. When the children get up and have eaten their breakfast they dress themselves in old clothes and go from house to house gathering money for the wren. When they return at night they count the money and share it equally between them. These boys are called wren boys because they kill a wren and hang it on a holly tree when tbhey are going around. On St Stephen's day the people eat no meat and they gain an indulgence. Some years St Stephen's day falls on a Sunday
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and put it to a cut.
If any person has pains and could not be cured by any doctor and if he looked in the fields for a plant which is called merllion plant and boiled it and rubbed the water to his body it would cure him.
A frog cures burns or scalds. There is great virtue attached to the 7th child. If you got a cut in your finger and to put a dock leaf up to the cut it would stop the blood.
A cure for heaving off: - A drink from three spring wells. A cure for warts: - Get a bit of fat meat and rub it to the wart, put it under the manureheap when it is rotted away the warts disappear.
A cure for a toothache. If you carry a dead horse's tooth in your pocket you will never get a toothache. A cure for a cut finger is a spider's cobweb.
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Long ago when people used to get a tooth ache they used to get a bit of tobacco and put it in to the tooth.
If a man driving a white horse told you something to cure the chin cough, whatever he would tell you would cure it.
A baby born after its father dying is supposed to have cures for sickness.
The cure for the craos galar is to get a goose and let her breathe in to the child's mouth.
If a person is sick and goes to the blessed well and pays what is called a "round" his sickness would be cured.
If a person is sick with whooping cough and if he drinks milk that a ferret has left after him that would cure it.
A gander would cure a sick child by putting him under a box for three days and at the end of that time he can cure it.
Long ago people used to put a frog into their mouths to cure a tooth ache. Long ago people used to get a plant and chew it in their mouth
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The man that made it never wore it and the man that wore it never made it?
A coffin.
When was beef highest?
When the cow jumped over the moon.
What goes under the water and over the water and never touches the water?
The shadow of the sun.
What is the difference between Ireland and England?
Ireland is in a free state and England is in
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The fire
What goes under the water and over the water and never touches the water?
The shadow of the sun.
What goes through the wood and through the wood and never touches the wood?
A knife in a man's pocket.
What is half the moon like?
The other half.
When was beef highest?
When the cow jumped over the moon.
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2020-08-14 09:10
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Christmas is the most welcome time of the year. People decorate their homes first. They go for lime to the kiln to white wash their houses. They get holly and hang it around their homes in honour of our Lord's Birth. They make a crib in some houses as a reminder of the stable in Bethlehem. They go to town for Christmas. They bring home big candles and every kind of groceries and drink. On Christmas Eve night people stick candles in turnips. They light small candles in front of the crib and a bright star hanging in front of it. On Christmas day
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to swap children and leave bad fairies in their place.
If you ask a person when Tibbs Eve comes he would says "Neither before nor after Christmas.
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"A stitch in time saves nine." When there is a tar in anything and it is not sown it gets bigger.
"Many hands make light work". If there are a good many people working at the same job, each will have a small part to do.
"Your pocket is your friend." You cannot get anything without money.
"You can't whistle and chew meal." You can not do two jobs at the same time.
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are got ready and there is a candle for each window.
Each candle is fixed in a turnip and they are decorated with holly and mottoes.
When the candles are lighted about six o'clock all the family sit down to supper. After supper the people of the house and the neighbours sit down and have a drink or some food.
They next go from house to house and enjoy themselves until 12 o'clock. On Christmas morning the people go to mass. After mass the people eat their dinner.
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2020-08-14 09:02
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Before Christmas the people whitewash their houses and paint the furniture. On Christmas Eve they put up mottoes and holly around the windows.
On that same evening the Christmas candles are lighted on every window. They also bring sweet cakes and drink for Christmas.
On Christmas day boys and girls put on various kinds of clothes and go around from house to house. They sing and play music and dance in every house. Then the people of the house usually give them money and food and drink.
Many presents are brought to the children for Christmas and the women of the house bring a great amount of groceries. Christmas is a very happy time.
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About a week before Christmas people start to clean their houses. A few days before Christmas people go to the nearest town and bring home what they want in the way of food and drink.
The people are very busy on Christmas Eve getting the candles ready. On Christmas Eve night there is a candle lighting on every window. Everyone is merry that night and they play various games. Children hang up their stockings that night and get up early next morning to see what is in the stockings. If they are full of toys they are delighted. Next day school children go out with the wren. They carry a dead wren with them and tied to a bunch of holly. They also carry a mouth-organ with them and they play it and sing at every house after which they collect money.
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Thomas Browne has a field and it is called Boltins field. James Behan has a field and it is called the Castle Field and he has another one called the Gibraltar. Martin Murphy has a field and it is called the Kiln field. John Connor has a field and it is called Bullock field and he has another one called the Curch field. Maurice Barry has a field by the name of Portach. It is called this name because the field is wet and marshy. Another field is Páirc Caol which means a narrow field. There is a field in Lawlors called the Fort field where there was a Fort in former days.
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Tobar na Gréine is the name of one of John Healy fields. It got this name because there is a well in it. Maurice Connor has a field called Gairthín árt. Why it is called this name is because there is a hill in the field. One of Den Callaghan's fields is called the Church Meadow because there is a Graveyard in it. The name of another field is Connigéar owned by Pat Roche. It got its name from a rabbit burrow which was in it.
Den Callaghan has a field called the Long Field because it is long and narrow.
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a field and it is called Gurteenodray. There is a field belonging to Barnaby Cantillon and it is called the Cúitíens. William Murphy has a field and it is called Páirceann. William O'Leary has a field and it is called the Barnfield. Patrick Murphy has a field called Farrndineen. Thomas Mc Carty has a field and it is called the Cipock. John Bunyon has a field and it is called the Móin Mór.
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2020-08-14 08:29
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Names of Fields
Tim Duggan has a field and it is called Glounmbaistín [?]. Thomas Flaherty has
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at a different house every night. They used to have blocks of stones to sit on. They used to have slates to write on which they kept their knees. They used to learn Irish and English and sums. They used not wear any shoes. They used to have a small fire near the door. The coals used to be kept on stones. The smoke used to go out the door. There was no chiminey in it. The teacher used to have seven classes. Namely, infants, first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth class.
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2020-08-14 05:14
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There used to be many old schools here and there through the country before the national schools began.
There was an old school at Dalagan about two miles from Miltown. It was built behind a high hedge. It was built of boards and sticks. There used to be sally rods woven in and out between the boards and sticks. It was thatched with rushes.
A certain man named Kelly was the teacher. He had a son who was a railway guard. All the scholars used to bring two sods of turf each every morning. One of the used to be always watching for fear the soldiers might come. Sometimes they used to have to stand up on the sods of turf because the floors used to get flooded.
He used not charge the infants class anything. He used to charge the first class class three halfpence a week. The second two pence halfpenny, the third threepence and the fourth fourpence. He used to teach the girls in one end of the cabin and the other end. He used to stay in the houses near the school. He used to stay
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Before he would start making a nail he would buy a thin rod of iron. Then he reddens it and and cuts out about two inches of the iron and leaves it in the water to cool. He keeps on doing that until he has the rod of iron cut into pieces.
Then he would start making the nails. He had a chisel for shaping the nail. He worked like a blacksmith. He had a bellows and a small talk of water. He used to be standing up while working.
Nails were very cheap at that time. You would get a pound of nails for a penny. They were sold by pounds and half-pounds.
There was a place for every nail he used to thrown down. He used to know the lenght then. He used to also leave the nails there until they are cold. When he used to have all the nails he used to have made headed he would throw them into a wooden box.
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2020-08-14 04:57
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Nail making was a great trade long ago. I was done in many places. There was a nail maker living in Ballindine about thirty years ago. He had a small house for himself for working in. His name was Myles Walsh.
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The baskets were used to putting out the turf in the bog. The baskets were put on an ass's back attached to a straddle. The bottom of the basket is called the [?]
The scibs were made with sally sticks. They would get some sally and turn the tops of them up and weave the bottom with sally sticks. They would weave the sides of them the same way. The scibs were used for bringing in turf, and for turninang [?] the potatoes after being boiled into it to cool.
The clothes baskets were made the same way as the scibs. The thin sally sticks were pealed and boiled. There was a handle on the clothes baskets. There was a great basket maker named John Martin Branraduff who is still living.
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The people used to make baskets long ago. They used to go to the bog and cut a scraw the size of the basket. They used to make the baskets in the house or in the burn. They used to get four strong sally sticks and stick one at each corner of the scraw. They used to stick the sticks at each corner because the sticks could not stand on the ground. They used to stick two more sticks at each corner and other sticks around the scraw also. Then they would get the thinner parts of the sally and weave them around the sticks.
They would keep weaving the thin parts of the sally around the sticks til the basket was made.
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2020-08-14 04:34
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oak and sometimes out of ash. He used to put wooden hoops on the barrels also.
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There was a Cooper living in this locality. There were many trades in olden times which are all dead and done away with now. In every town there used to be a cooper, who used to make churns, barrels, and other wooden vessels.
There is still one living in Cross boyne about two miles from here. His name is James Cleary. There was another in ballindine and his name was Thomas Kelly. He used to bring barrels, tubs, and churns to every fair round the place and sell them.
When he used to be working he used to sit on a long stool. He used to sit on one end and leave his work on the other end. First he used to plane the wood with a hard piece of oak timber with a good edge on it. He used to rub it hard on the long piece, and in that way he used to clean and plane the wood.
Then he used to make the bottom of the churn. He used to put six wooden hoops on every churn. They were all made of oak timber. The hoops were made of ash because oak would be too hard. He used to make the barrels out of
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to work it with his foot. He used to cut the timber with the machine. The first dish used to be big. Then the rest used to be getting smaller as he was making them. He used to make the dishes out of beech.
He used to make many dishes each day on a lead. He used to cut the timber into small blocks. When he had them made he used to twist it. It us used to go around the dish. It used to make the dishes smooth.
He used to go always to the big towns in a donkey and cart with the dishes sometimes he used to go to Galway and Tuam.
He used to sell all the dishes sometimes. He had a certain price on each dish. The first dishes he used to make used to be on the top of the bag. He used to put all the dishes he used to make during the week into bags.
There are no dishes making now. The man that used to make the dishes is dead now. The people have some of the dishes yet.
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to the butter.
When a man used to go into a house and if the woman of the house was making a churning he used to be expected to give the churn a turn. If he did not the woman used to say that there would be no butter in it. They used to put a coal under the churn so that they would have butter. Nobody was allowed to take a coal out of the fire or to light a pipe while the churning was been made for they say it would take away the butter.
It used to be made from oak timber. The old people used to make the churning every four days in summer and every week in winter. They used to take up the butter with their hands. Before this they used to put their hands in water as hot as they could bear it so that the butter would not stick to them.
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Castle Lake House.
the River Suir is only about seventy yards from Castle Lake House. In the winter when we get floods Castle Lake House is entirely surrounded by water.
In this house lived a man called "Pat the Killler". This is how he got his name. He was a landlord and evicted many tenants. Any of them that refused to go he had them shot there and then, He owned about a thousand acres and had about seventy tenants.
In one year he killed as many as thirty people. One day when he was about to kill a poor widow who was unable to pay her rent the women's husband
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When the weather is going to be bad this is how you know the curlews fly towards the mountain, and the bees come out side the hive and doint go any farther they just go in again.
Another way you know is when the cat goes into ashes and when the horse stands against the wind or a donkey against the wind, and a blue blaze on the fire.
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Coopers
The frade of coopers was carried on by a family called Moloneys. The last of these to engage
In the trade was John Moloney now Home Assistance Officer for Clogheen) Main St., Clogheen. The trade was carried on In a yard in the Square now part of C.Y.M.S Rooms. His father (Michael) was at the same trade and before that the latters father Tom was also a cooper for generations The trade remained in the family, barrels, tubs, wooden buckets etc were made by them.
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2020-08-14 00:47
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At the present day the Well is visited by many of the local people on Easter Sunday only, but of late years the occasion is used to get into the Demense for sight seeing purposes mostly.
Drawing of the Well area.
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is called Rannagh because much ferrins grow in it. There are two men over seventy years in it. Their names are Martin Nestor and Austin Kerin. There are five cowls in it. Tommy Kerin was living in one of them and my grandfather evicted him. Thomas Cassidy was his name, Seán Caill was living in another one. There is another called cowl an nó and no one lived in it. It is said that when it was building, when it was a certain height it fell and it could not be built
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2020-08-14 00:40
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he would kill all the hens, ducks and geese they have.
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The people make cradle birds by rods put in and out through each other. When the bird goes in to it he stands on a bow and the stick that holds it up falls and catches him.
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There are eight houses in my townland and they are all thatched except my own. It is in the parish of Carron in the Barrony of Burren. It
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Before the National Schools were established in 1831 the teachers used to teach their pupils in old huts. They were called hedge-schools. The teachers had no fixed abode but they used to sleep with the pupils in their turn. They got no salary from the government but the pupils had to pay so much a week. These schools were not very satisfactory as they had no desks, and it was with quills the pupils wrote.
The Head School master had a
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In the Townland of Battlefield there is a large cairn of stones circular in shape & apparently built like a pinnacle but owing to the weather & other elements it has reduced. To one side of this cairn there is a little font in the shape of a cup with a slit at one side. This font according to the locals is never dry & many cures have taken place.
Two wells known J Connor Keash Ballymote. Mrs. Gara Battlefield Culfodda not far from here on the road to the cairn.
There is another font & right opposite on a hill overlooking the place & hid almost in the rushes there is still an other. These are never interfered with
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On May Eve people throw Holy water on the animals and crops to stop their neighbours from making Pishogues. Some used to stay up all night minding the cows. If any cup of milk was taken on May Eve their milk would be taken too. One day a woman was sick and she asked others to make the churn for her. All day long they churned and churned and they could not make the butter. The sick woman got up and stirred something in a cup an threw it into the churn and the
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There was once a woman living alone An' one day she came out to a pit not half the size of any pit. An' she filled seven big bags o'right my eyes and the pit was not smaller when she finished. There women couldn't fill four big bags with their two hands in the time which she filled seven big big ones with one hand. Twas esier to have big ones for 'tis the same you'd pay to weigh a big bag or a little one at the time.
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2020-08-14 00:10
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(Parish of Kilbehenny) where a little stream rises and flows round in a circle and goes down in the ground.
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Betty Ní Bhroin was once hiding her gold in a hurry. She called into Cleary's Coolatin (parish of Kilbehenny) when they were at their dinner with a shoe full of gold. She offered it to them. They refused it and she said they would never be rich. She went out with the gold and was back before they had finished the dinner. She said she put it where sun nor moon would not shine on it. There is such a spot in Carrigeen (parish of Kilbehenny)
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Betty Ni Bhroins gold is hidden in Carrigeen
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Betty Ni Bhroin with her brother Brennan were at a wake in Bekenagh (parish of Kilbehenny) one night. At midnight they left and robbed a house in Kilworth and were back to the wake in the morning.
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The 'Pattern of Ballysheehan' was a day of enjoyment. The people recognised Betty Ni Bhroins two brothers and fought them. Betty enquired from a womas hew the day was the woman said that whole crowd were fighting two big men. When Betty heard this she sought the cruisheen and went to Ballyskeehan she ne knew it was her two brothers were fighting the crowd. When she reached Ballyskeehan she struck right and left until she and her brothers had cleared the whole place.
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he arrived back he found that there was a red tape on every bush around.
The leipreachán had played a nice trick on him.
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from his mother to speak to him. The mother asked what did she want to say to him. Mrs. Allen replied "oh I have a short message to send to my husband he is sure to see him when he dies and goes to Heaven. The mother refused the request Mrs. Allen was terribly disappointed and said "I must only wait until I join him myself".
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About fifty years ago an old couple named Allen lived in Collooney. They were much attached to each other and were very retiring, particularly Mrs Allen - She rarely recognised her neighbours.
The old man died after a short illness and the wife was heartbroken and became even more reserved.
A young boy in the village became very ill, his name was Paddy McGuinness. Mrs Allen heard of it and she became very interested and inquired every day about his condition. As he came near his end she asked
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A man named George Green, a large farmer who lived in Calra near Enniscrone had a number of geese on his farm. They always came into the farm-yard at night. One particular night they did not return to the farm-yard and the next night the same thing happened but the third night the gander returned bearing the following words.
"George Green you live her and you live over yonder, I bought your geese for pence apiece and sent the money with the gander" - (True story)
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An old woman lived in Marlask. She was wild for a smoke, she said she would say the rosary, While she was saying the rosary she saw a piece of tabacco on the floor, she said to herself she would finish the rosary, when she was finished there was
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There was a man coming home from his neighbour's house. There came a woman dressed in white and walked along with him for half a mile, There was in the neighbourhood a woman died shortly afterwards.
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Long ago there was a man going to swim in the river. When he had off him ready to go in, a robin came and stood on his shoulder and started to cry. The man paid no heed to the robin, and when he went in,
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Married in blue is sure to be true.
Married in black is sure to come back.
Married in white is sure to be right.
Married in brown you will live far from town.
Married in yellow you are ashamed of your fellow.
Married in red the tears will shed.
Married in grey you will live far away.
Monday for health. Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all,
Thursday for losses and Friday for crosses
Saturday no luck atall.
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In Gartan less than a mile from the birthplace of Colamcille the clay known as "Gartan clay" is to be found.
A peculiar thing about this clay is that no person can lift it only one family named O'Friel.
This family has been lifting Gratan clay for hundreds of years the gift of lifting being handed down from father to son.
No person is allowed even to look on while the O'Friel's are lifting this clay.
We are told a story of a man who wanted to find out where and how this clay was obtained. He went spying after O'Friel, when he went to lift some clay and it seems this man died immediately.
This clay is as white as chalk and makes up into nice balls.
No one who kept this clay on his person has ever been known to be drowned no matter what danger he was in.
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2020-08-13 23:27
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The gates then were not similar to the iron gates that now block the toll bridge. They were made of wood and were about two and half feet high. The eight arches at the Waterford side were destroyed by burning in July 1922 during the civil war by I.R.A. forces under the command of Seumas Robinson commanding Southern Division I.R.A. It was rebuilt in 1924 by the Free State Government. The dances on Sunday evening were again begun but the Motorists Association reported the obstruction, caused by same to the Railway Co. and dancing on the Bridge had a final swing out.
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2020-08-13 23:25
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Carrick-on- Suir. The toll is collected by the Railway Company now Great Southern railways. They repair the Bridge and are legally responsible for its upkeep. There are eight arches on the Waterford side. At the Kilkenny side there are ten arches one of which was constructed into a draw-bridge by the Suir Steam navigation Company to allow ships to pass through to Carrick-on-Suir. It was the custom to hold dances on this bridge on Sunday Summer evenings when the boys and girls collected there as they do now to the cross- road dances at Piggots Cross. Dances have not been held for the past twenty five years. On a Sunday evening in 1882 a great crowd collected on the bridge to witness a dancing contest between two local celebreties, one from the Co.Waterford side of the Bridge and the other from the Kilkenny side. It developed into the nature of an inter–county contest. The contestants were two young ladies; the Kilkenny lassie bore the name “Brown Fillie” ( Her real name was Brigid Brennan, Emil, Mooncoin. The Waterford young lady was known as “Foxy Angel” ( Real name Mary Brown, Tinhalla, Carrick-on-Suir). The contest was an Irish Double. The “Foxy Angel” won and the “Brown Filly “ became so vexed that she jumped the gates of the Bridge on her way home.
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2020-08-13 23:22
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It is an old custom to gather primroses on Mayeve and to scatter them at the door, and to fasten a bunch on a rowan rod and stick it in front of the byre to protect the cows from witchcraft. Another custom is when a heifer calves for the first time, to sprinkle the tins with Holy water, and take two rushes from St. Bridgets cross and put them in the tins and also to put a two shilling bit in it to keep witches from blinking the heifer.
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2020-08-13 23:22
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This bridge connects the counties of Waterford and Kilkenny at Fiddown .The Waterford end of the bridge is placed in the extreme eastern portion of the Parish of Carrickbeg at Brownswood. The bridge is remarkable on three accounts. First it is a wooden bridge, second it is a draw bridge, third it is a toll bridge. It was built in 1852 by the Waterford-Limerick Railway Company for the purpose of connecting Fiddown Station with Portlaw. In fact the station at Fiddown is still officially named Fiddown and Portlaw. The latter place is two miles distant from Fiddown on the Waterford side and was then of much more importance in industry than Fiddown as it contained Malcolmsons’ cotton factory which employed a large number of Workers. The factory paid its hands by leather tokens which were accepted by shopkeepers and bankers as legal tender. The construction of the bridge was economically carried out as the engineers made use of an island which stands in the centre of the river here. The centre of the bridge is a metalled roadway the two branches of the river being spanned by wooden archways. The draw bridge is on the Kilkenny side and allows steamers and ships to pass through on their way to
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2020-08-13 23:20
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On Mayeve if you pull a piece of yarrow and say the following verse and put the yarrow under your pillow that night, you will dream of your future wife or husband. Verse:- Good morrow, Good morrow, fair yarrow,
Thrice Goodmorrow to thee,
I hope before this time tomorrow
Thou will show my truelove to me.
If you pull a piece of ivy and say the following verse, the first man you meet will bear the name of your husband. Verse:- Ivy, Ivy, I pull thee,
The first young man who speaks to me
Shall bear my truelove's name.
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2020-08-13 23:19
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the byre on a Friday. It is lucky if a real black cat comes to the house. It is unlucky to sweep the floor or throw out water after sunset.
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2020-08-13 23:18
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About halfway between Tullyhullion and Glen Swilly Chapel, on the Cashelreagh hill there is a holly bush. At this bush Mass was read long ago when the priests were being pursued.
They read Mass on places where they could see all around. This holly bush is up on the hill and if you were standing beside it, you could see for miles around. They reason that they said Mass on such a place, was because that they wouldn't be taken unawares by the enemy.
Beside the bush is a little hollow, and several large stones are all about, there is one oblong flag with a very flat, level surface this may be the one on which Mass was read.
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2020-08-13 23:16
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beirt drithear dem mháthair ins na Stáit Aontuighe agus tá an duine eile aca marbh. Do bhris sé a chos agus do chuaidh se go dtí an Oispidéal i gCorcaig cun í a shocrú ach do fuair sé bás sula raibh sí socruighthe.
Tá ceann dem aintíní pósta le duine de mhuinntir Loingsigh agus tá sí ‘na comhnuidhe ar an dtaobh theas de sraid Cúil Aodha. Tá ceann eile díobh pósta le duine de mhuinntir Céilleachair agus tá sí na comhnuidhe ar an gCeanndroma. Tá aintín eile ‘na comhnuidh ar an dtaobh thuaidh de baile Maghchromtha agus í pósta le fear de mhuinntir Wiseman.
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2020-08-13 23:07
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Tom the Poet. proper name Brady,
Bennie the Forrester. " " Smith.
Mick Farrely " " Smith
John Gilpin " " McCabe.
Charlie the Gad " " Smith.
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2020-08-13 23:04
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Mo Shean-mhuinntir Diarmuid Ó Céilleachair
Diarmuid Ó Céilleachair is ainm dom. Duine de muinntir Ceilleachair ó Ciarraidhe iseadh mo athair agus Domhnall is ainm dó. Duine de muinntir Colmáin is eadh mo mháthair agus Léan is ainm di. Feirmeóir iseadh mo athair agus duine acfuinneach iseadh é. Is amhlaidh a cheannuig sé an bhfeirm trioca bliain ó shoin. Ta triúir driféir agus beirt dritheár agam. Pádraig O Céilleachair ab ainm dom shean athair, beannacht Dé lena anam. Fuair sé bás trí bliadhna o shoin agus é ocht bliadhna agus naocha. Donnchad Ó Colmáin is ainm do athair mo mháthair. Tá sé n’a bheathaigh fós agus tá sé cuig agus naocha bliain. Bhí an sean mhuinntir fad saoghalach. Tá ceathrar dritheár agus aon drifiúr amháin ag mo athair agus tá beirt dritheár agus triúr driféar ag mo mháthair
Donncadh Ó Colmáin mo athair baistí agus mo aintín mo mháthair baistí. Do cuireadh athair mo athar i gCluain Droichead agus is ann a chuirfear mise leis is dócha. Do cuireadh máthair mo athar i Neidín. Do cuireadh máthair mo mháthar i nDún Dá Radharc. Do fuair si bás anoiridh beannacht Dé le na hanam. Tá
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Ballythomas (Baile Tomais) Thomastown
Ballinahouna :- "(béal-atha [?] - na h-abhainn) Mouth of the River.
Ballinamore Beál an Atha Mhór (The mouth of the great ford)
Caltragh (Cealtrach). An old burial ground.
Keelogues:- Caelóg Narrow ridge
Killiegnet- Begnets Church.
Moat:- (Móta) High mound.
Skehard. (Shgeach Árd) High tree.
Aughagad:- Acha Gabhair). The field of the goat.
Moneenrug. (Moínín Ruadh) The little red-bog.
Oran. Úran. a clear spring.
Toomard. (Tuaim - Ard) The High mound.
Greenerse [?] (Craobh Ruadh ). The red branch.
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