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hops along the road like hailstones?
(a) a magpie
(5) What is it that always walks on its head?
(a) a nail in a boot.
(6) Round the table and round the table sleeps in the corner at night?
(a) A dishcloth
(7) If a man wanted to light a fire, a candle and a stove and if he had only one match which would he light first?
(a) The match.
(8) On what side of the cup is the handle?
(a) the outside
(9) A car has something which it does not want but it cannot do without it?
(a) The noise of the car.
(10) Four feet and cannot walk, two ears and cannot hear a big mouth and cannot talk
(a)A pot
(11) As green as grass but not grass, as red as blood but not blood, as black as ink but not ink as while as milk
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2020-06-01 00:25
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(1) A quick father a slow mother twelve little children all like one another.
(A) a clock
(2) A little white man with a small white nose, the longer he lives the shorter he grows??
(A) a Candle
(3) headed like a thimble tailed like a rat you may guess for ever but you will never guess that?
(A) A pipe
(4) As black as ink as white as milk and
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2020-06-01 00:22
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laid an egg. Then she came back and left the egg there.
John Smyth
Tullebeg
Rahan
Tullamore
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2020-05-31 23:25
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BÓTHAR a' CHAPTAEN
ó Mináird Thoir go Garrdhaí na dTor. É ana árd. Fuair sé a ainm ó'n gCaptaen Égar a bhí mar ceannphort ar Ghárdaí an Cósta a bhí 'na gcomhnuidhe ar an Mináird Thoir ceithre fichid bliain ó shoin. D'aistrigheadhar go dtí an staisiún nuadh in aice an Chaisleáin 'na dhiaidh san.

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BÓTHAR na gCAT: - ó'n Eaglais thar an sliab go dtí
CAM a' LONNDEAIG - i bparoisde Liospóil. Bhíodh cait fiadhaine ann tráth.

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BÓTHAR a CHUILÍN
é i bhfuirm cuilín - bóthairín ins na Dúnta é.

BÓTHAR na gCLOCH - sna Dúnta é ana gharbh

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BÓTHAR SHEÁIN ÓIG
botháirin cumhang ón mbóthar mór i mBaile na Saor Beag go Gort na gCuileannach

BOTHAIRÍN HOGAN
ó Ghleann na Mináirde go Mináird Thoir

BOTHAIRÍN DHONNCHA - sna Dúnta
BOTHAIRÍN LARRY - ó'n scoil go dtí Cill Mhuire

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AN BÓTHAR NUADH
ó Mináird Thoir go dtí an Caisleán

DROIM a' DOIRE
an sean bhóthar go dtí an Caisleán

BÓTHAR a Ghraibhthín
ó Bhaile na Saor go dtí Mám a' Ghurráin

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Bóthar na mBróg:-
In-aice an Daingin - an sean bhóthar ar and dtaobh thoir. Is annso do chuireadh na mná a mbróga ortha agus iad ag siubhal go dtí an Daingean.
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2020-05-31 23:18
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One bright night a man was out cutting oats. It was about an hour of night. The man had the sheaves left down and a while after he began to tie them. The first one he took a black cat ran out from under it. Every sheaf he took up after that a black cat ran out. People say it is not right to be out late at night working. After that the man was never out late at night cutting oats.
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2020-05-31 23:16
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Bhí fear ann uair amhain. Bhíodh sé ag imirt cartaí gach uile oidhche. Oidhche amháin nuair a bhí sé ag dul amach ag imirt cartaí tháinic cioth mór air. Bhí sheach ar thaobh an bhóthair. Chaidh an fear faoi fhascadh an chrainn, agus ar seisean is féin. "M'anam gur fuar an oidhche í".
Fhreahair guth é agus dubhairt is fuar, a mhanadh." Nuair a chuala an fear sin cuaidh sé arárle agus ní deaca sé amach aon oidhche fhuar tar éis sin.
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2020-05-31 23:12
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Sceilp a leanbh Maidín a bhóthair Poll na Bhreac
Garrdha Holl- een Cruicín Néill, Poll Mór
Páirc a Locha Park, Umar Geal
Fiodán bán. Nuck, Garrdha Guirt
Cup an tige Sliabh na mBan
Mainteóg,, Sliab Caorach
Fiodán, Log Duff
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2020-05-31 23:07
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Bhí fear í Ameiricá fadhó gach lá agus gach oidhce caitead se dul tár abainn í mbadh go dtí a oíbre bí fear ann agus bí duil san ol aige agus sciaid go tí teac an ól. Nuair a taíníg sé arís bí an badh intuighte ní raibh fíos aige sán díman ceardh a runne sé. Tosuig sé ag smaonadh agus ag smaoineadh
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2020-05-31 23:03
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sa deire fuair sé plant agus tosúig ag snam amach san úisge. Nuiair a bhí sé amuig san túsge dubhaire sé tá Dia go mait act. Níl an diabhal go hólc. Nuair a tainig sé go dti an raob éile slan dubaire e túig lé Dia agus an díabal dul go n0Ifrínn anóis.
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2020-05-31 23:01
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D'fhágais mairg go fairsing ar Chlár Luirc,
Agus ar pharóisde an Daingin bhí ar lasadh le grádh dhuit,
Go deo ar do charaid 's gan mhalairt i ndán dóibh,
Ó d'imthig an-acfuinn ar flaith nár cáineadh.

Tá 16 bhearsaí sa Chaoineadh seo. An Caoineadh ar fad le fághail sa "Duanaire Duibhnech", amhráin Iarthair Chiarraidhe a bhailig Seán Ó Dubhda O.S.
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2020-05-31 23:00
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Casadh triur fear an a cheile ceann as Sasana ceann as Alban agus ceann as Eireann. Bhí siad ag fanact le cárr sraidh. Táinig an carr act ní raibh aith ann acht i gcoír aon duine amháin. Duabhairt an toimánuidhe an duine a n-
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2020-05-31 22:58
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indon. Rith an madhadh in a diadh an caca agus fuar se greim air. Suid se sios ar taob an bhothair agus dith an caca.
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2020-05-31 22:57
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(Cailleadh an tAthair Eoghan 1856)

Anso cúpla bhéarsa do Caoine an Athar Eoghan Ó Suilleabháin:

"A Dhochtúir diadhachta mo dhoilgheas géar tu
Ag dul fá liogaibh go claoidhte tréith lag;
Glóire'n teampaill is gan amhras réiltheann,
An t-aodhaire dílis bhí fíor d'á thréadaibh.

D'imtig an laoch mear, mo léan! Ró luath uainn,
Ag moladh na Trionóide agus a glóire shuanmhar.
La Pheadair is go deo beidh tuairisc,
Go ndeaghais fé'n gcoróinn go deo gan buaireamh.
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2020-05-31 22:57
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o friochán agus o uilán agus imthocaidh me uaith anois mar tá mé indon. Dimthigh an caca leis ar an mbhothar Casad madad leis agus dubhairt sé "cen aith a tháinig tu as. Dealaig me amach ó cailín o bhuachall ó fríocthan agus o tulán agus ó fear agus uaith anois mar ta mé
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2020-05-31 22:54
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an caca. Labair sí agus dubhairt sé go n cireocháidh sé féir. Deirig sé agus rith sé amach an doras. Rith an cailin agus an bhuachall in a diad. Casad fear air an mbothar ris dubhairth sé "D cer aith a tainig ti as. Déalhaigh mé anach ó cailin agus ó buacaill
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2020-05-31 22:51
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Bhí bachaill agus cailín ann fado. An lá seo rinne an cailin cacha agus cuir sior san frioctar é
Le bhach - Suidh sí sios ag ar teine ag fairr ar an gcaca. Nuair a bhí an cailín ag dul ag togail sias ar
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2020-05-31 22:51
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naomhtha i gConndae Chiarraidhe na go dtugadh sé, agus ní h-aon uair amháin a chuaidh sé go "Knock" i gConndae Mhuigheó de shiubhal cos. Thugadh sé abhaile leis paidríní, iomaighthí beaga, agus rudaí beannuighthe eile d'á cháirdibh - tá cuid des na rudaí a thug sé ag daoine fós san áit seo. Do mhúineadh sé an Teagasc Chriostuidhe do leanbhaí áirithe a bhíodh ag ullamhú i gcóir Sácraimínt dul fá laimh Easbog, agus b'é a bhí go maith chuige.
Fear lúthmhar láidir a b'eadh é. Labaharann daoine fós mar gheall ar an gaisce a dhein sé nuair a léim sé an bóthar, ó chlaidhe go claidhe, i lár Baile na Mináirde Thiar. Deirtear leis 'na thoabh gur fhág sé Tráighlí lá díreach agus an cóisde ag fágaint agus gur túisce a shrois sé Baile na Saor (sin 23 míle taobh thair de Thráighlí) ná mar dhein an cóiste.
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2020-05-31 22:48
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ropa sin ag cur imridhe orm. Dubhairt an sagart an raibh rud ar bith eile ceangailte leis an rópa. Ó bhí arsan fear bhí much beág ceangailte dón rópa.
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2020-05-31 22:46
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Bhí fear ann uair amhain agus do goidh much agus bhí ropa ar a cós. Cuaidh se go faoisdín agus dubairt sé leis sagart gur goid sé rhopa. Tá go máit ar's an sagart aon rud eile. Dinnis sé a peaca eile go leir do agus áris dubairt sé ta an
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2020-05-31 22:45
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Ar an Mhináird Thiar sa pharóisde seo a rugadh agus a tógadh Pádruig Ó Briain, agus is ann a cailleadh é tímcheall le trí fichid bliain ó shoin. Daoine bochta gan talamh gan seilbh a b'eadh a mhuinntir. Saor cloiche agus dionadoír chómh maith do b'eadh é, agus chaith sé furmhór d'á saoghal ag obair ar phágh a lae do mhuinntir an cheanntair seo. Do chaith sé seacht mbliana in Aimeiricé le linn a óige, ach d'fhill sé abhaile go dtí n-a áit dhúthchais cé gur bhocht an saoghal a bhí i ndán do anso.
Bhí féith na filiochta go láidir ann, agus ba mhór an cháil a thuill sé dho féin in Iarthar Chiarraidhe le na chuid dán, "Caoineadh an Athar Eoghain O Súilleabháin, Sagart Pharóisde an Daingin, an píosa filíochta ba thábhachtaighe a chúm sé. Tá an dán fá chló sa leabhar san "Duanaire Duibhneach," ach is truagh go bhfuil furmhór a chuid dán dearmhadta ag na daoine. Is mó bhéarsa a chúm sé ag moladh daoine maithe agus áiteanna deasa srl, ach is minic leis a a thugadh sé leadhb d'á theangain do dhaoinibh suaracha ná'r thaithn leis.
Fear ana naomhtha do b'eadh é. Deireadh sé an Choróinn Mhuire do'n bpobal roimh aifrionn gach Domhnach i sáipéil Liospóil. Ní raibh turas
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2020-05-31 22:38
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The games the children played were "Burn Duck", Rounders, Sally, Hide and Seek, Blind man's Buff, Tug o'war, Gobs, Quoits, Football, Bowling, Swimming (in the Ilen River), Jumping, Pitching and "Pronnsansa". Sometimes the teacher and children used to go to the wood hunting rabbits, and the captured animals were put into a hole under the school cupboard. Grass and leaves were strewn round the school at night to provide food for the rabbits, as sometimes there were three or four in the "burrow".
The teacher and children often went on fishing expeditions too.
Occasionally the boys played truant, but they were always punished severely for so doing.
As the school was falling into decay, and the teacher was getting old, the landlord, Mr. Levis, got a new school built in Meenies in the year 1871, so Carraigín-thoil was no more.
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2020-05-31 22:34
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No Hedge schools existed in this district within living memory.
About 90 years ago a school called Cairrigin-thoil flourished near the townland of Guirtinihir. It had stone walls and a thatched roof. The floor was of clay, and there was one entrance door and two windows.
It was a Protestant school. The teachers' names were Mr. Keyes and Mr. Martin, and they used to lodge in an house in the townland of Bawnbee. The children paid from 2/6 to 5/- a quarter school fees, according to age.
There was no Irish taught in this school, but great attention was paid to the other subjects i.e. English, Arithmetic, Geography and History. The children wrote and did their sums on slates, though
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2020-05-31 22:30
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obair criochnuighthe acú tháinig an bhaísteach go trom agus agar se an feir ar fud pairche. Dubhairth an fear gur na daoine a bhí ag cuidhu léis a sgar an fheir mar sin. Nuair a cuala na doine e sin bhí fearg mór ortha agus níor thug said oan coughnamh do in a diadh sín.
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he came up with them, drew his sword and killed the officer who was on horseback. When their leader was gone, the soldiers ran away and the cattle went back to their rightful owners.
That put an end to the building of the Castle.
When it was being built, a girl went in to see it. She heard the tramp of the soldiers feet, and in great fear she went up the stairs to the third storey. Still the footsteps followed her, and as she could go no higher she flung herself through the window and was killed.
Such was the fear which haunted these poor peasant women.
Some time after the castle was built the officer hanged one of his men in the lower room. Ever since then clear water drips down on the place where he died.
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2020-05-31 22:29
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he came up with them, drew his sword and killed the officer who was on horseback. When their leader was gone, the soldiers ran away and the cattle went back to their rightful owners.
That put an end to the building of the Castle.
When it was being built, a girl went in to see it. She heard the tramp of the soldiers feet, and in great fear she went up the stairs to the third storey. Still the footsteps followed her, and as she could go no higher she flung herself through the window and was killed.
Such was the fear which haunted these poor peasant women.
Some time after the castle was built the officer hanged one of his men in the lower room. ver since then clear water drips down on the place where he died.
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2020-05-31 22:27
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Bí fear in a comharsana í gCo Mhuigheó. Bhí na comarsain ag teact le ngrann a tabhairt do ag sabhaíl an feir már. Bhí se fein tinn. Bhí daoine ás an Baile Mór in a comnuide in aice an pairc sin agus cosugeadar ag sabhail ar feír freisin. Sul a bhí an
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2020-05-31 22:27
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The ODonovan who built this castle was a very powerful chief and commanded a large army. His soldiers used to go through the country, seize the cattle and drive them to the castle, where they were slaughtered and their blood was used to make mortar.
Many horrible stories are told of the cruelties which occurred during these cattle raids. Here is one of them:
One day the soldiers were many miles away at a place called Adrigole. There they seized a cow belonging to a poor widow who lived in a small cabin with her deformed son - 'Dónal Cam'. When she saw the raiders driving away her only cow she was wild with anger and ran home to tell her son. Donmhnall Cam jumped up, took his sword and followed the soldiers over the hills and valleys for many miles. At last
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2020-05-31 22:24
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There were three entrances to the castle - the doors on the western and eastern sides being about two feet from the ground and that facing south is about 14 feet from the ground. A spiral staircase (96 steps) of stone leads to the top of the building, which is unroofed.
At the western side, a little distance from the main door is a dungeon which was used for storing ammunition. The windows are very narrow, and there are also holes in the walls through which boiling lead used to be poured down on the heads of the enemy.
In olden times, the rock on which the castle stands was surrounded by water, but years later the water was drained away. There are two rivers flowing close to the castle which unite lower down forming the river called "Abha na Fola". A rock situated near the castle is called "Carriag 'a Fola", which names show that much bloodshed occurred here.
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2020-05-31 22:20
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There is a place in the sea about a mile out from the shore known as the "Church banks", and when the waves break when crossing this place it is a sure sign of rain.
When the waves break over Locha Griobhtín making great noise which can be heard a long distance, it is another sign of rain.
There is a rock out in the sea, about a mile from the school know as Mucallach and when
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2020-05-31 22:19
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In the townland of Deelish, about four miles from Meenies School stands the ruin of an ancient Castle.
It is a square building, situated on a rock, and is said to have been built by The ODonovan in the 14th century. The inscription "Ó Donnabháin 1626" is cut into a large stone half way up the north wall of the Castle. It is a six storied building and contained about 30 rooms. It was a great stronghold and well built of stone and lime mortar. It is said the the mortar was mixed with the blood of cattle, which made the masonry very firm. The walls are still in good repair except for a large split in the western side which was caused by a cannon ball fired at it by Cromwell from Drimoleague Rock. A portion of the castle wall was then blown away but was afterwards repaired.
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2020-05-31 22:17
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the waves are seen dashing over this rock, it is a sure sign of rain.
When sea pigs are seen on the top of the water going to the west towards the Atlantic it is a sure sign of rain.
When the Brandon mountains appear near and black, it is another sign of rain.
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2020-05-31 22:15
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There is a hole on the side of the cliff in Ballylangane and it is called the Danes Cave.
It is going up through Lynch's land and it is ending in our land, The mouth of it is called the tobacco hole. If you wanted to go in and see it inside, you should have a flash lamp or a candle. If it quenched you would not be able to make you'r way out again.
Some people say that there are rooms and a door to go into each of the rooms. But other say there not. It is said
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2020-05-31 22:15
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The Road from Drimoleague to Meenies is called the Quarry Road. From the School to the Pattern Cross this road is called the Meenies Road. This road is made for about 150 years, and the workers got 8d. a day.
The Leaca Road is very old and runs along the side of a hill.
From the Old Pattern Cross to Dunmanway runs the NEW LINE, which was made about 50 years ago.
Further South is the Leach road joining the Quarry Road about a mile from Drimoleague Village. Near the Leach Road is the grave of one of Cromwell's soldiers, who got exhausted in the march from Cork to Bantry. The headstone remains, but the one at the foot has been removed.
There is nothing very interesting in connection with the other roads of the school district.
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2020-05-31 22:12
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that when the Danes came to Ireland they were looking for some hiding place so they found this hole. The Irish people saw how much they were afraid, so they called it the Danes Cave.
The Irish went in and they killed some of them. But the Irish never knew that they could come out of the other side.
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2020-05-31 22:11
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2020-05-31 22:10
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There is a blessed well at the north of Ballyheigue, about two miles from our school, in connection with which there is an old legend.
On the slope of the steep glen, there is an old ruin covered with ivy, in which the legend states is the ruin of an old Convent.
One certain stormy night a party of pirates sailed up the little bay near by and attacked the Convent. The Community begged for mercy but the invaders were deaf to their
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2020-05-31 22:09
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many places to sell their apples that day. The streets used to be lined with stalls and boxes of apples, and when the usual fair business was over, young men and girls used to gather into the village and spend the evening in enjoyment. It was one of the outstanding events of the year, though not very important now.
It is said the St. Finbar founded the Big Fair. At any rate the date corresponds with that of the Saint's death, so there may be some truth in the statement.
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2020-05-31 22:08
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pleadings. The Abbess prayed to God for mercy, and they were struck blind. The invaders promised never again to attack the Convent, they were told to go to a well near by and to bathe their eyes in it, and their sight was restored.
From that day to this people who have sore eyes go to the well to pay rounds and sometimes their sight gets cured.
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2020-05-31 22:06
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half a crown to every £10 for a cow, and so on in proportion to the price.
There was a public house on the Rock owned by a Mr. McCarthy, who did a great business in the "good old days". Disputes and faction fights were common so that the place earned for itself the saying
"Drimoleague Rock is a quarrelsome station."
When the railway was extended to Drimoleague the fairs were transferred from the Rock to the village so as to be convenient to the Railway Station, and the publican on the Rock lost his business but he was compensated in some way. Drimoleague street is not a suitable place in which to hold a fair, especially as pigs and cattle are sold there on the same day. Tolls are not collected in Drimoleague now. Pigs and sheep are bought when in the carts. The buyers usually come by car or lorry on the morning of the fair, so that hotel keepers do not make as much profit as in former years.
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2020-05-31 22:03
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it was he who brought the true faith to Ireland.
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2020-05-31 22:02
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night the boys and girls of the house put nuts near the fire, they say that if the nuts jump near each other they will get married but if they jump away from each other they will not get married. Then they get a basin of water and put an apple into it, they must go in their knees and put their hands behind their backs and try to catch the apple.
First of May all the people bring in a piece of a May bush to welcome the summer. On St Patrick day the people wear a piece of shamrock or a harp, because
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2020-05-31 22:02
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The Fair is now held in Drimoleague village on the second Thursday of each month, but about half a century ago it was held on the Rock, about half a mile to the north of Drimoleague village. This was a very suitable place to hold a Fair as the important roads of the district passed through it or close beside it. In those days the nearest railway station was Dunmanway, ten miles away, so animals had to be driven or carted that distance to be sold.
The customs existing at the fairs then were somewhat the same as at the present day. Pigs were never bought in carts, but had to taken out on the ground. Sheep were more plentiful then than now. Tolls were collected when the Fairs were held on the Rock. Luck-money was given as at present to the amount of sixpence a bonham, a shilling for a pig of calf,
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2020-05-31 21:59
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There are many old customs in this place still, some of them have died away. On St Stephen's day young boys of the parish go around from house to house gathering money. They take with them a dead wren on a holly bush.
On Easter Sunday morning people eat eggs for their breakfast. There is a rhyme made about it. One egg for a proper gentleman, two eggs for a gentleman, three eggs for a bocac, and four eggs for a proper bocac. On November
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2020-05-31 21:58
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LEITRA = LIATH DOIRE = grey oak wood.
INSE GAORGHAIDH is a wooded glen near the River Ilen.
CARRAIG AN AIFRINN = Mass Rock near Drimoleague Rock.
OWENASHINGANE = ABHA NA SIONGÁIN = Ant River.
AHNAMUDDAWN = ABHA NA MBODÁN. There is a ford where this stream crosses the high road between Aughaville and Dereenaverrihy. A famous cattle raid took place near this spot, between the ODriscolls and the O'Donovans.
The cattle were driven several times across this stream, backwards and forwards. Many of the poor beasts were dishorned and had nothing left but the stump (budán)
Hence the name
Abhnambudan = River (or Ford) of the Horn Stumps.
RUAGACH RIVER = Pursuing River
ABHA NA FOLA = River of blood, flows southwards from where Castle Donovan stands.
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2020-05-31 21:54
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LEITRA = LIATH DOIRE = grey oak wood.
INSE GAORGHAIDH is a wooded glen near the River Ilen.
CARRAIG AN AIFRINN = Mass Rock near Drimoleague Rock.
OWENASHINGANE = ABHA NA SIONGÁIN = Ant River.
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Páirc na Pleidhe is a field in which patterns used to be held, but it is now well cultivated
Carn na bPort is a place in which heather and coarse grass grow. It also contains huge rocks.
Páirc Gainmh contains a gravel pit.
Clais a Phúca means the fairies' hollow.
Páirc Ádhmhar means the "Lucky Field".
Carraig a' Daoí is a field in which there is a small rock.
Páirc Tulcháin contains a large heap of small stones
Coréal contains a disused stone quarry.
Guirtín-ithir means "little tillage field".
Poll a Danair is the name of a field in Guirteenihir in which a Danish fortress was situated. This field contains underground passages and "rooms" but the entrance has long been closed up with earth and stones
Leaca Tobair is a steep field in which there is a spring well.
Míontáin is so called because of the black earth which is in it.
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2020-05-31 21:44
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There is a well in Nedineagh near Dunmanway which in olden times was noted for the cure of sore eyes. It is called the Masters well. The cure for thrush in babies was to have the child inhale the gander's breath while fasting in the morning. The seventh son in a family was supposed to be able to cure certain disease in animals. He could cure them without any medecine by making "Cross ná páiste" over them.
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2020-05-31 21:38
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fine winter we will have a bad summer. They also say that if the first of February which is called St Bridget's day is fine we will get good weather during the year. If the 15th of July which is called Sweetene day is wet we will get forth days and forty nights of rain.
We get a knowledge of the weather from the birds and animals. It is a bad sign of the weather to see the cat near the fire. It is a bad sign to see the goats coming down the mountain.
If it does not rain after twelve o'clock on Saturday the following week will be fine.
If a snipe began to screech after rising it would be sign of rain.
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2020-05-31 21:32
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When there is a white fog on the mountain we will have find weather. When there is a gloomy fog on the mountain it is a sign of bad weather.
It is a sign of rain to see the rocks shining.
A rainbow in the morning is a shepherds warning.
A rainbow in the evening is a shepherds delight.
When the smoke whirls down the chimney it is a sign of rain.
It is a sign of bad weather to see ants on the rocks and on the road.
Some people know when we will have a change in the weather by the noise of streams.
It is a sign of bad weather to see the sea gulls flying around.
The old people say that if we get a
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2020-05-31 21:25
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the neighbourhood always came on May morning between three and four oclock before sunrise to the point to take water from the meeting of the three springs so as to have the juice of the three townlands for herself and so have abundance of crops and butter for the ensuing year. If a farmers calves were dying he could avoid the scourge by taking water from the meeting of the three springs and the calves would live by himself and die by one of the men whose's land was bounded by the streams a drop of the water should be put in the calves milk. If the calves were dying in a farmer and if he throws the skin of the calf the calves will cease dying in the first mans begin dying in the min whose land the skin or corpse was thrown.
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2020-05-31 21:12
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Dubairt duine eigin leis an mnaoi siubhal "N'fheadar in do cor cad tá uirrí" "Ni mar sin domhsa" arsa'n bean siubhal "Tá fhios agam go maith cad tá uirri. Tá "gol an gaire anuiridh" uirri
Paddy Matt Age 65 yrs.
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Once upon a time there was a man coming from town after 12 o'clock at night and he met a man who was after dying a week before that and he was walking in the air. When he came on an other piece of the road he met a coffin and four men shouldering it and he went away and he returned back again and he looked in across the fence and he saw four white men standing back from the coffin and the coffin standing in the air and he went to read the Breastplate and he couldnt because it was written in Latin. He crossed the fence out again and he went up on his bicycle but it would not stir for him and he came away another
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2020-05-31 20:54
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pot of Gold with her and put it at the head of the grave and concealed it with earth. But her daughter in law watched her and went to the grave and brought in some of the Gold which supplied all her means. She brought plenty provisions for all the house and nes chlots for herself and her husband and children and old lady said to her. Airia a Máire a cuisle cé fuaras an tairgead go léir and her daughter answered Ó Dia na Glóire Naofad go deo leis. And everafterward they had full and plenty and the old lady was buried and sience that she never came back to look for the gold.
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2020-05-31 20:46
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There was an old woman there long ago. She was very wealthy and she used to store a certain amount of money every day for fear of getting poor. And she would have this provision to draw to her if needs be. Then her husband died and she went down in her means so rather than draw on her funds she gave up her place to her son and he got married and found it very hard to manage so this day she told her son her end was near and that she would like him to dig one sod of her grave every day so he did as she wished him and when it was finished she went out to see it. She said it was very fine. So the next day she stole out and took her
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2020-05-31 20:21
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There was once a man who was sick and he sent for the priest. At twelve o'clock in the night the priest came and brought the clerk with him. He left his motor-car on the side of the road and he went up to the house where the man was sick. He left the clerk inside in the motor-car. When the priest went into the house a man appeared to the clerk and asked him if he would fight and he said he would. The man had a knife in his hand and he threw it at the clerk and killed him. Then the man dragged the clerk away from the motor-car and carried him above the house where the man was sick. After that there used to be a spirit
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2020-05-31 20:08
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road, but here the "beart" was too big and wide for the gate. The two brothers pushed him through and this made his horse-load of hay.
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2020-05-31 20:07
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townland of Tournanolough. There were six brothers. John was the oldest, and he was said to be the second strongest man in Kerry. The strongest man in Kerry was said to be in the Tralee of Dingle mountains somewhere.
This John Horan went to Dicksgrove for a load of hay but Captain Meredith would not allow any horses or common carts to his house. So they had to leave their horses at the upper gate where Johny Sullivan now lives. John Horan asked the Captain to let him take down his horse as he was young and frightsome, but the captain refused and told Horan that he would give him what he could carry in a rope for the price of a hundred weight. Horan asked him if he would allow his brothers rise the "beart" on him, two of whom were with him. The captain said he would. The Horans laid down their car rope and filled it with as much hay as they could put in. Jermiah and Pat raised the "beart" on John's and John carried the "beart" from the house up to the
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2020-05-31 20:03
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The grandfather of the present Meredith of Dicksgrove was known as Captain Meredith.
He was once selling hay in the Spring-time at Dicksgrove when hay was scarce.
There lived at that time a family named Horan's in the
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2020-05-31 20:00
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beo no marbh ataoi ?". A muise bhi misneach aice mar sin fein. "Beo fos ach ar eigin e" ar seisean agus gur b'fhearr leis gur marbh a bheadh - bhi an fulag comh dian san agus d'iarr se deoch de'n uisge uirthe. Dubhairt sise na raibh aon arus aice a thabharfadh chuige an t-uisge. Chomharlaig se di brog a bhaint do fein agus lan na broige d'uisge a thabhairt chuige agus annsan d'inis se di gur
"Annso a thugadar an cath"
agus an sgeal go leir trid sios. Dubhairt se lei annsan an stoc do bhailiu agus iad do bheith aice fein mar go rabhadar a bhfad o bhaile. Bhronn se an stoc go leir uirthe. Thug si an deoch do agus d'eag se laithreach.
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2020-05-31 19:45
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Ni raibh aon chath riamh nar thainig duine eigin saor as ach amhain Cath Bhord Ui Dhuinn, o dheas i dtaobh eigin o Uibh Rathach go Cathair Chorcaighe. Is amhlaidh a thainig ochtar bitheamhnach la go raibh na fearaibh go leir ar an bhfairrge agus oir na raibh aoinne chun cosg a chur leo chomaineadar leo na ba go leir 'na chreach rompa
"Triur is cuigear o'n Scairth
fear agus seacht o Bhord Ui Dhuinn"
Nuair a thainig na fearaibh abhaile d'innseadh an sgeal doibh agus connus mar a bhi. D'fhiafruigheadar an mo fear a bhi ann agus dubhradh leo na raibh ach ochtar. Dubhradar san na ragadh go deo na ndiaid ach ochtar - fear ar fhear. Ba dhial an muinghin a bhi acu asta fein. Ni folair no bhi na fearaibh toghtha. Thanghadar suas leis an dream eile
"Ar inse ghlas ar bhruach na Suinn"
agus buaileadh cath comh diain gur mharbhuigheadar fein a cheile. Bhi an de fanta in aon fhear amhain. Bhi se ag gearan agus an oidhche ann nuair a ghaibh cailin og an treo. Nuair a chualaidh sise an gearan truaghmheileach d'fhiafruig si "An
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2020-05-31 19:36
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for alms and food from the people. The Gipsies go from place to place by caravans and carts.
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2020-05-31 19:26
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separating the bye-road from the Main Road and every year on the Pattern day there used to be a dance held at the crossroad.
There is a path leading from Loughane to the school-house. All the people of Loughane went to school by this path, and some are doing so yet. There is a lake by the side of this path, and one day a man was passing by the lake and a cow came of the lake and grazed for a while then went into it and he saw her no more.
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2020-05-31 19:25
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O b'ana' liom gluaiseacht
Agus a laighead dioghbhala dheanfain
Dos na daoine uaisle.
Mi-bhuidheachas a bhi aige ar an Luasach.
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2020-05-31 19:24
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The local roads in this district are known as the Main Road the Bog Road and the New Line. The new line was made about thirty five years ago. When it was made, it was given this name and so it is yet called. There is a crossroad
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2020-05-31 19:23
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through the country, so that is how the Kiniger road was first made. There is also a great many paths leading from that road and there is one path leading to a graveyard.
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2020-05-31 19:22
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There are a good many roads in my district. There is one particular road, and it is leading to Creeves and Askeaton. This is a small bye-road and iti is called the Kiniger road, and there is very little traffic on it.
It is the oldest road anyone ever remember. It is said that in the olden days when the famine was in Ireland, the poor people got relief for making these roads
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2020-05-31 19:20
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down.
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2020-05-31 19:19
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boys next morning on horsback to an old man who lived four miles west of them, called Jack Joan who it is said used to be talking to the fairies, and he told the servant boy to go home and that Joe Cussen would be going in the gate before him, and it was as the old man said.
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2020-05-31 19:18
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About fifty years ago there were boys going to school to Ashford Co. Limerick from Kileedy and Glenquin. When roll time came the schoolmaster called the rolls. When the master called a boy named Jim Cussen his brother Robert
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2020-05-31 19:16
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afraid. Ever since both men never passed late at that particular place.
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2020-05-31 19:12
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something to do, and if it was not able it would not appear any more. The man said to get a bottomless cup and teem the lake. The ghost did not come any more because in turning with a bottomless cup would never teem the lake.
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2020-05-31 19:10
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Three nights after he returned, and was told by her neighbours that she had been shot dead after coming from eight o' clock mass three morings before. She had already been dead a day when she appeared to him.
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2020-05-31 19:08
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in the open air.
There is a belief in regard to forge water, it is- One day The Holy Family we’re walking on the road and the Virgin Mary lost her brooch. She asked two shepherds for a thorn to tie her dress but they said they were too busy, though they had nothing to do but mind sheep. A smith offered to make a brooch for her. Ever since a smith that washes in the water that cooled his iron, will be made stronger.
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2020-05-31 19:07
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him was, "I don't pray for the people, or curse them."
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2020-05-31 19:05
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fell on top of him and both were drowned. The hunt was ended, and some great divers were sent for, to find the man, and they found him.
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2020-05-31 19:03
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One of the crowd used to bring a concertina and then the boys used to play in their turns. Finally, the townland got its Irish name Baile An Mheibhrich, the townland of the Mericks.
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2020-05-31 19:01
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wood in the district which covers about seventeen acres of land.
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2020-05-31 19:00
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heard in the month of May.
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2020-05-31 18:52
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Bhí baintreabach bhocht iná comhnuidhe i Málainnbeag ar bh’ainm dí Nannaí Chriostóir. Bhí muirghin bheag lag aicí nuair a fuair a fear bás, agus bhí an bhean bhocht ar a dicheall ag obair le greim bidh a sholathar dobhtha.
Lá amhain ní rabh greim bidh faoí creataí an toighe agus cuaidh sí amach fhad le fear muintire dí a bhí ‘sa chomursansacht le iasacht leath-choroineach a fhághail, go gceannochadh sí cloch mhine dó na páistibh.
D’erigh sé í, inneoin, go rabh neart airgid aige agus é indhiadh theacht as an Oilean Úr.
Chuaidh Nannaí abhaile agus chuir a cliabh oirthí fhein, agus siud síos ‘na chladaigh leithi a cruinniughadh leathaigh.
Crom sí síos leis an chliabh a líonadh agus an chead slamam leathaigh a thóg sí bhí leath choroin ‘na luighe faoí. Ní rabh sí dadaidh ní ba bhochta ó sin amach. Badh í an bhean ba saidhbre i Málainnbheag í nuair a fuair sí bás, mar bhí adh an tsaidhbhris oirthi ó sin amach.
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2020-05-31 18:51
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‘sa teach agus amach leithi go toigh na comhursan fuair sí cupla giota aráin ar iasacht, agus thug dó é. D’ith sé a bhfuair sé, agus rith an ama bhí Máire ag iarraidh bleasg a fhághail ar a éadan acht bhí seisean, mar bheadh sé ag iarraidh é a fhálach oirthí.
D’iarr sé braon uisce le ‘na chosa a nighe annsin. Fhuair sí tuban beag agus chuir sí braon uisce ann dó. Nigh sé a chosa agus nuair a bhí siad nighte thug sí “éadach láimh” dó le iad a thiormughadh. Dubhairt sé, nuair a shín sí an t-éadac chuige, go rabh an t-éadach ró ghlan ag a chosa. Dubhairt sise nach rabh, agus thiormuig sé iad.
Thug Máire fá deara go rabh droch phéire stocaí air. Ní rabh cinn ar bith ionnta. Bhí siad caithte, pollta, strachthá.
D’fiafruigh sí dó an ghlacfad sé péire stocaí uaithí agus dubhairt sé go nglacfadh. Thug sí péire maith dó agus chuir sé air iad, agus nuair a bhí sé ag imtheacht thug sé buidheachas dí agus d’fág an sean phéire stocaí ar chlaidhe os coinne an dorais agus chuir cloch ortha.
D’imthig sé thart beinn an toighe, agus amach agus amach le Máire ina dhiaidh go bhfeiceadh sí caide’n bealach a rachadh sé acht ní rabh amharc le feiceal aicí ar an fhear ruadh, nó ní fhaca duine ar an bhaile é, acht an bheirt a bhí ‘sa teach.
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2020-05-31 18:50
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Tá Máire Ni Bheirn ina comhnuidhe i Málainnbheag agus tá an teach ina bhfuil sí na comhnuidhe fa thuairm trí chéad slat ó bruach na Trágha Báinne. Tá an Tráigh seo iomráidtheach a bheith ‘na áit comh uasal agus atá in Éirinn.
Innsigheann Máire an sceal seo a leanas –
Lá amhain fá thuairm naoí mbliadain déag ‘as fiche ó shoin bhí sí ag obair taobh amuigh de’n doras agus tcí sí an fear ag tarraingt ar an toigh. Bhí sé ag teacht bealach ina Tragha. An dara bleasg a thug sí air, chonnaic theas dí nach rabh sé i gceart, nó thug sí fá deara go rabh sé ag cuimilt a éadan go cruaidh
Isteach ‘na toighe leí agus arsa sise leis an t-seanbhean a bhí ag bogadh an cliabhain ‘sa choírnéal “Tá fear ag teacht aníos an “Muirbheach” agus sílim nach bhfuil sé ar dóigh”. “Druid an doras air” (arsa’n t-seanbhean) nuair nach bhfuil fear an toighe fá bhaile”
“Ní ceart an doras a druideadh ar dhuine ar bith” arsa Máire, agus ní dhearn.
Thainig sé isteach agus sheas sé leis an bhalla – giota beag aníos o’n doras, agus é ar a shean dhichill ag cuimilt a éadain. Fear fionn ruadh a bhí ann agus croiceann deas geal bán air, lán de bhricne, acht a éadan, agus bhí sin comh dearg le aibhleóg le méad an cuimilt a bhí sé ag tabhairt dó.
D’iarr sé braon taé agus giota aráin. Rinne Máire braon tae dó acht ní rabh aran ar bith
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2020-05-31 18:49
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“An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é” arsa sise. Reath. N. Nic a Ch., E. Mic a S., Úgh. Ata., Ugh Mh., S. beag na C., S. mór na B. agus an Gearrfhiadh Donn gur casadh ortha an Coinín sa Pholl. Shiúd a’ bás arsa Nóra. “Cá bhfaca tú é”? arsa seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil siar annsin é” arsa sise. Reath N. Nic a C., E. Mic S., Ugh Átha,. Ugh. Mh. S. beag na C., S. mór na B., An G.Dhonn., agus an Coinín ‘sa Pholl. agus cia casadh ortha acht an “Madadh Ruadh Gaedhealach”. “Siúd a’ bás arsa Nóra. Cá bhfaca tú é? ar seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é ar. sise. Reath N. Nic a C., Eóin Mic a S., Ugh. Áta, Ugh. A Mh., S. beag na C., S. Mór na B., An G. Donn, An C. Sa Pholl, agus an Madadh Ruadh Gaedhealach. agus casadh ortha an láir bhán. “Siúd ‘ bás arsa Nóra. “Cá bhfaca tú é? ar sise “A t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é. Reath Nóra Nic. A Chailc, Eóin Mhic A Smailc, Ughdar Atha, Ughdar a Mhuilinn, Saghart beag na Cille, Saghart Mór na Brille, An Gearrfhiadh Donn, An Coinín ‘sa Poll, An Madadh Ruadh Gaedhealach agus An láir bán go dtainig siad fhad le abhainn. Bhí tuille mór ann agus ní rabh siad ábaltá dul trasna “Gabhaigid uilig suas ar mo dhruimsa (arsa’n láir bhán) agus béirfidh mise trasna sibh”. Chuaidh siad suas ar a dhruim acht nuair a bhí siad a dul trasna bhí an tuille ró laidir agus tugad síos an abhainn iad comh tiugh nach rabh siad abálta iad fhein a shabhail agus bathad gach mac mathar aca.
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2020-05-31 18:43
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Chuaidh Nóra Nic a Chailc agus Eóin Mhic a Smailc lá amhain ‘un na trágha a dheánamh cnúsaigh. Thóg Nóra cloch, agus bhí partan faoí’n chloich. Reath sí annsoir Eóin agus arsa sise “Shiúd a’ bás”. “Ca bhfaca tú e”? arsa seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é” arsa Nora
Reath Nora Nic a Chailc agus Eóin Mhic a Smailc agus casadh orthú “Ughdar Atha” “Shiúd a’ bás” arsa Nora. “Cá bhfaca tú é?” arsa seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é”
Reath Nora Nic a Cailc, Eóin Mhic a Smailc agus Ughdar Athá gur casadh ortha Ughdar A Mhuilinn “Shiúd a’ bás arsa Nóra “Cá bhfaca tú é”? ar seisean. “An t-anam atá idir dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil thiar annsin é” ar sise.
Reath N. Nic a C. agus Eóin Mic a S., Ughdar Atha, agus Ughdar a Mhuilinn agus cia casadh ortha acht Saghart beag na Cille. “Shiúd a’ bás” arsa N. “Ca bfaca tú é?” ar seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá cluais, chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é” arsa N. Reath N. Nic a C., E. Mic a S., U. Átha, Úghdar a Mhuilinn, agus S. beag na C. Gur casadh ortha “Saghart Mór na Brille”. “Shiúd a’ bás” arsa N. Cá bhfaca tú é? arsa seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil thiar annsin é” ar sise. Reath N. Nic a C., E. Mhic a S., Ú. Átha, Ú. A Mh., S. beag na C., agus S. mór na B. gur casadh ortha an Gearrfiadh Donn.
“Siúd a’ bás arsa N. “Cá bhfaca tú é”? arsa seisean
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2020-05-31 18:42
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Tá sean ballóg ar an Rós annseo i Málainn Bheag i dtalamh Connaill Mic an tSaoir, agus deirtear gur teach pobail a bhí ann fadó. Tá sé uilig leagtha acht amhain altóir, agus tá gioca de sin ina sheasamh go foill. Deir an sean bhunadh gur Naomh Caoimhighin atá ammnidhe leis.
Go dtí le h-aimsear ghoiridh théidheadh na daoine anonn go dtí an sean bhallóg seo dia dhomhnaigh agus dhearfadh siad a bpaidrín ann. Tá móran páistidhe afuair bás gan baisteadh curtha ann fosta.
Seo scéal a bhaineann leis an sean altóir seo. Tá sean tús fá thuaisin cupla scór slat (ar bhruagh na fairrge) o’n bhallóg agus ins an t-ochtadh aois déag nuair a bhidhtear ag chuir suas an Túr seo bhí fear Gallda de Cloinn Mhic Clionntoic ag cartal cloc chuig na saoraibh. Lá amhain chuaidh sé le na “chart” fhad leis an tsean altóir agus thosuigh a bhaint na gcloch amach as. Crosadh air seo a dheánamh acht níor thug sé aird ar dhuine ar bith acht chuaid sé ar aghaidh le na chuid oibre.
Ar maidin lathar na marach nuair a chuaidh Mac Clionntac ‘na stábla le féar a thabhairt do na chuid beithidhigh bhí a dhá bheithidheac capaill ‘ina luighe marbh.
Gach eile chloch d’ar baineadh as an t-sean altóir fágadh arais iad ins an áit cheadna, agus níor baineadh leis o’n lá sin go dtí’n la indiú.
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is a Esk which is called after the Maryanne.
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It was the name of a ship which came in between Hare's and Lucits land. When it was half way a storm arose and it was driven in about seventy years ago.
It was full of barley, and the rocket men who were around the place were in guard of her, for fear the barley would be stolen. There were five men in her. The captain was a black man, and he threw himself out into the sea and was drowned. It was also full of rolls of tobacco and some of the rolls of tobacco were stolen. There
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he got a fright. He thought it was the "good people" put him in and he stopped going to town from that day out, and when he did go there he never got drunk again.
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Long ago there was a man who used to go to town, once a week with turf and he used to come home always drunk. One day a few (days) men took the wheels, from the car, and carried it in the while he was sleeping. The car was carried and also the mule. When they had all inside, they put the wheels under the car, and then put the man into the car and he asleep, and then they locked the door and went out the window. Then when the man woke in the morning
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it saying the Rosary which they finish at the well. They repeat this three times and it is often said they get their requests.
The last thing they do is to drink a cup of the water from the well, and leave a little offering at the Grotto as a sign that they are leaving their troubles after them there.
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There are many old customs held in this district.
On Saint Bridget's day the people make crosses of cardboard, and out them on the ceiling of the kitchen inside.
On May Eve they go out and pick a bush and bring it in to the kitchen until the next year and then they bring in another one.
On November's night the young children get a tub of water and put it in the middle of the house, they then put an apple into it
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quickly in the land again and it is very hard to banish.
The Preshaugh weed is a green plant with a yellow leaf on top, it is said that this weed grows in the crops and especially in wheat.
Long ago the old people used chicken-weed as a cure for consumption. This weed does not do much harm to the land.
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produced beautiful red nuts. These nuts fell at the surface of the water, and the salmon in the river came up and ate them, which caused the red spots in the salmon.
There are many weeds which grow in the land such as the swich-grass the Preshaugh weed, the dock-leaf, the chicken weed, the hemlock, the nettle and the dandelion, and the most of those weeds grow in poor land.
Farmers say when all the crops are cut and drawn into the haggards that the swich-grass grows.
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There are some herbs of great value in power, such as ground ivy, grondsel foxglove, and the bark of the haw thorn. The hazel tree has many virtues. It is sacred and powerful against devils' wiles, and has secret properties known only to the wise.
The ancient Irish believed that there were fountains at the head of the cheif rivers of Ireland, over each of which grew nine hazel trees, which at certain times
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on the side of the road about four miles from each other, so that each will have as many customers as will keep the smith working. The fire is at the gable of the forge, and the bellows is behind the fire, the bellows is for blowing the fire.
The other forge is situated in the townland of Drenaugh, the smiths (his) name is Pat Cantillon. He always has plenty work to do as his is living in the centre of a farming district
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There are three forges in this parish of Ballyheigue. One of them is situated in the townland of Ballylangane. The smith in this forge is John Casey. He is a big strong man, he works very hard because he (have) to make every article our of iron.
(This) He makes shoes for horses, ploughs, harrows, and other farming implements. They work in the open air where they have a big fire when they are ironing wheels.
A forge is always built
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Eolas fúithi fachta ó Bhean Uí Chuinneagaín
Seoladh:- Baile Cathan
Aois:- 81 de bhliadhntaibh
Gairmbheatha:- bean Fheirmeora

(Rough Sketch)
Features:-
An Clárach - Cill Bheagaín
"The Callows" (cois na h-abhann)

Cabhruigheadh le lucht oibre tar éis na Gorta. Cuireadh air bun sgéim ar a dtugtar "Bord Um Oibreacha Puiblidhe" d'fhonn obair de shaghas eicínt thabhairt dóibh.
Bunuigheadh sgéim oibre - an bhliadhain 1850 nó mar sin - cois na h -abhann.
An talamh idir Chill Bheagán agus an Clárach tá sí réidh riasgach. "The Callows" gairmthear uirthi sa mbéarla. 'Sé rud a bhí uatha ná an leaba do dhíriughadh oír a dubhairt an bhean thuasluaidhte:-
"she was flowing like a stream, like mitres before that "
B-iongnadh liom focal ( ní dóigh liom
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funeral. 41. It is not right to open the family grave for the first child.
42. It is not right to give out money on Monday you could be giving it out for the week. 43. It is not lucky to break a glass you would be in bad look for eleven years. 44.
It is not right to give out milk on may day. 45.
You should always go out the door you came in. 46.
The number thirteen is not lucky. 47.
It is not right to seat thirteen to table.
48. It is unlucky for a red-haired man or woman to be the first to enter your house new years day. 49.
It is very unlucky to block a old passage with a building. 50.
If you were looking into a looking glass for a long time you would turn into a lump of salt. 51.
You should not start building a house on a Thursday. 51.
When a death occurs on a family and when the corpse is removed the bed or table in which it
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the person who owns the land where the water is taken. 39.
There was a woman there long ago and she was very good to the poor. She used to give milk to the people the time of the famine. One day she gave all the milk away and she had no milk for the calves. When her husband came in she told him she had the calves fed and when he went to drive the cows he was surprised and he called his wife to tell her that the cows were bursting with milk. The woman told him how she had milked the cows before and that she gave all the milk away. They went to milk the cows again and they had as much milk as the first time and the man and woman were astonished. 40.
It is not right to have a woman go go to her first childs
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LOY
Corr uair cloistear an Ghaedhilg seo ar an rámhainn mhóir - "Laidhe". Ach tá sí ar anmó (?) marbh.

TREHEEN
= An Ghaedhilg ar an bhfocal troighín. An giota adhmaid a d-aingnigheann an t-sámhthach sa sleaghán.

CLAMPING TURF
Clamping turf tugtar ar obair fóra. "Fórin" ? turf a deirtear i gCo. an Chlaír.

HANDSTAFF
An t-ainm atá acu ar cholpán an t-súiste.

WITHOUT IN THE YARD
"Outside" nó "out in the yard" úsáidtear im cheanntar féin.

RAMBLING agus RAMBLERS
Rambling iseadh nós CUAIRDEANNA i d-tighthibh na gcomharsan. Ramblers is eadh na daoine a taithigheann an nósa (?) "He's on his CHUAIRD"
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This is played by as many boys as are available. This game is usually played in grass in case of boys falling and being hurt. All the boys who take part in this game, stand in line with heads bent down and about six yards apart,
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for a half a dozen of eggs and she gave them without money and after she got no egg atall.
36.
If you were going to a market and and to meet a woman the first she is supposed to bring bad luck.
37.
May morning a woman with long tailed dress sweeping due off neighbours field and squeezing the wet tail into her own land to take the cream off the neighbours.
38.
When a one woman could not make butter of her cream a drop of the Blessed Candle under the cream bowl is supposed to bring the butter. 38.
Where the water of 3 townlands meet if a neighbour comes and takes water in one of the streams the bad luck of the calves will leave the person who draws the water and fall on
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is chosen to be the seeker. He remains in what is call the "den", with his eyes covered while the rest go and hide. Then the signal is given and the seeker proceeds to fetch the other boys. The first boy who is caught becomes the seeker, but if all the boys reach den without being touched by the seeker the same boy is seeker again.
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This also is a very popluar game with boys. It requires at least four boys to play it. One particular boy
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a deirtear i gCo an Chlaír.

MANEEN
Garsún foraibidh fostudha. (?) Duine go bhfuil cainnt tur(?) ciallmhar aige. "A dry gosoon"

GOSOON
Garsún tugtar an bhuachaill garsún sa deisceart.

Taoibhín
Úsáidtear an focal Gaedhealach so fós

CRUIT
"Look a the CRUIT of him"
Úsáidtear an ceann san leis.

PRASHA
Úsáidtear é sin leis an plannda buidhe a fásann san arbhar. Fágtar an "C" ar lár mar deintear le n a lán d fhoclaibh eile.
mh sh (?)
Clúda - Clúdach (ainm abhann)
Gríosa - Gríosach

BUACHALLÁNS
Tá an focal so i gcainnt na bhfeirmeoirí fós.
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This game is very well liked by boys. A number of boys are required to play it. One boy is picked out to be the leader. The leader runs along in front, and the other boys follow in a single line. Whatever action the leader may do the followers must also do it.
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you will be giving it out for the week.
33.
There was a woman there long ago and she went into a cowhouse and took the spancel which was tying the cow and carried it and and she used milk the spancel the same as if she was milking the cow and if any one belonging to the cow went milking her they could not get any drop from her.
34.
People lock their dairy on May before their butter would be carried.
35.
It is very unlucky to sell eggs without money. There was an old woman there long ago and she used get a lot of eggs everyday about a dozen and a half. One day one of her neighbours came to her
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At least five persons must be available to play the game of forfeits. A certain boy is "judge". He is blindfolded and seated on a chair. Another boy is elected "guard".
Each of the other boys forfeit something valuable. For instance he could forfeit a sixpence, a watch, a brooch or a gold medal. Then the "guard" holds up a forfeit and says: "Here is a forfeit and a very fine forfeit it is, what shall the owner of this forfeit do?" The "judge" then names some punishment, like creeping round the floor five times on his hands and feet and if he refuses he does not get
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Seamróg
Púicín
Ciotóg
Swarth (sraith)

"THAT WOULD BE A JOURNEY SIR"
Cuir i gcás go bhfuil dhá bhóthaigi (?) d tigh áirithe agus gabhann duine ceann acu (an comhghar dar ndóigh). Cé'n fáth na' gabhann (Seán) an bóthar eile?
"That would be a journey Sir"

THE BESOM
Úsáidtear an focal so le h-aghaidh scuailbe (?) id tighthibh fós. Tá sé ar an mó díobhaidhe.
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dinner it is supposed to bring bad luck. 26.
When you have a tooth pulled you should throw it over your head and a sound tooth would grow in its place. 27.
If you spilled salt on the table it is supposed to bring bad luck. 28.
If you came out of the wrong side of the bed in the morning it is supposed to bring bad luck.
29.
If you stayed looking into a looking glass it is supposed to split. 30.
When they bury idolators they say Down, Down, Down, you go down to the devil and not to God.
31.
Some people if their fowl or cattle were dying they would carry the carcass to their neighbours field that the disease would go from themselves.
32.
If you give out money on Monday
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down tight on the churn. It is then churned for an hour, and the butter is taken off with a saucer. It is then prepared with salt and it is made up with a clappers and weighed into pounds, it is then sold to the grocer and he sells it out to the people at a certain price.
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1. Every farmer has a churn. Long ago it was only a dash churn that they used, but now the new make is a twisting churn. The twister is shaped round like a barrel, and it has a handle with which it is twisted when churning.
2. When making preparations for churning the churn is washed out with hot water and then rinsed out with cold water. Then the milk is put in to the churn and a mug full of water is added to every two crock fulls. The Lid is then put
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7. Whats black and white and red all over?
Ans A man reading a news paper.
8. A room full a kitchen full, and you can't get a spoon full?
Ans. Smoke.
9. What part of a cow goes out the gate first?
Ans Her Breadth.
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to school the first day of the week.
20.
A cock crowing at a hour in the evening is supposed to bring bad sickness to someone.
21.
You should not start building a house on Thursday.
22.
When a death occurs on a family and when the corpse is removed the bed or table in which it is placed is turned up side down to throw the trouble on another family. 23.
You should not start digging potatoes on the end of a month.
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If you met a funeral on the road you are supposed to turn back and walk with it for fear your funeral would be the next. 25.
If you left a fork fall at
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a stone in his belley and a stick in his hand riddle me that and I give you a penny?
Ans A haw.
4. What has forty teeth and can't chew?
Ans -: A saw.
5. Two eyes and can't see, four legs and can't walk, and can jump as high as Nelson's pillar?
Ans -: A dead Donkey.
6. Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat, you may guess for ever but you'll never guess that?
Ans. A Pipe.
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1. Riddles are very numerous about Dunleer, and I succeeded in getting some very funny and tricky riddles.
2. I can see it and you cant see it and it is nearer to me than to you?
Ans -: The back of your head.
3. As I went out the garden gap I saw a man with a red cap he had
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and other trains the mind
8. How may ropes would reach the moon?
Ans - One if it was big enough.
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each other and not to give it back any more. 14.
Some people would not get up early on May Day until about ten or eleven o'clock.
15.
It is not lucky to open an umbrella inside in a house or you wont grow ever again.
16.
It is not lucky to go to school on Monday.
17.
Some people lock their dairys in May for fear their butter would be stolen this was a custom in olden times.
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They say it is not lucky to get Married in May.
19.
Long ago they used to steal a young kid in May from a Neighbour and keep it with their cows so that it would bring good luck to them.
It is not lucky to go
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under it.
4. There is a thing that I suppose it has two legs and ner'e a nose it has a mouth and n'ere a chin and in the middle there runs a spring?
Ans -: A Scissors.
5. What is most like a cats tail?
Ans -: A kittens
6. How many hares in a horse?
Ans -: Ten (10 = 3d in 2/6)
7. What is the difference between a school master and a train driver?
Ans -: One minds the train
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1. I have heard many riddles from the old people and they are local ones
2. What is it that has an eye and can't see?
Ans -: A needle
3. Why does a cow look over the ditch?
Ans Because he can't look
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1. For the past week I have been collecting some riddle, which gave me a great deal of pleasure.
2. As round as an apple as plum as a ball can climb over church over steple and all
Ans -: The Sun
3. Patch upon patch without stitches.
Ans -: A head of Cabbage.
4. Leg up leg down and goes from bed to bed.
Ans -: A man digging beds of potatoes.
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Many people thought if a cow calved on Easter Sunday that it would be a great misfortune.
Some people say that it is not lucky to kill a pig on Monday.
If you filled puddings in the beginning of a full moon they would all burst in the boiling.
It is not lucky to make butter on may day.
If you were making butter and a person came in to light his pipe or to take a cole of fire He would not be left do it.
Some people would lock their cowhouse door for fear some one would come and milk the cow and carry the butter.
People had a great habbit of borrowing milk on May Day from
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all parts to it. At first when a deal is been made the two people in question go in and have a drink. They stay there bargaining, and when the deal is made the two strike their hands together. The buyer then puts a red mark on the animal with a raddle to show that it was bought. Then the seller gives a luckpenny.
2. Sometimes the bargain is made in the seller's, and then the buyer gets his dinner or tea. There were some fairs in Dunleer held in honour of certain people, those fairs are still kept. One of those fairs were held in memory of John Farrell, because it was him that
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market should be held in every town and they christined it "The Fair Day" It was called this because it was fair to both buyer and seller.
3. The local fair is held in the village on the first Wednesday of every month with the exception of December when there is a fair called "John Farrells" fair. It is also held on the streets. As is usual the parties show their agreement by a slap on the hand and when the animals are sold they generally marked with a scissors or raddle. It is also the custom to give luck money. This is
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1. In every town and village in Ireland fairs are usually held. Those fairs are held for the convenience of farmers so that he may be able to sell his stock and transact business with other farmers.
2. Its said that before there were fairs farmers had to transact their business in their homes and some times at the cross roads. After a while they were not satisfied with prices they were obtaining. All the authorities then met and came to the conclusion that a
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It was said that long ago there were a number of people living in a place called the lios of the ferns. It was said that they were people who died in that place. There was a house there some time long ago. It was said that they were very rich. When they were dying they were such misers that they did not know what to do with the money. Before they were all after dying they said that they would bury it under the ground. They had it buried a long time before they died. A lot of people knew that it was there. When the people were all dead that were living in the house some of the people around said that they would dig for the money. One day they went digging the Lios. When they had a big hole dug they heard awful moaning and crying. They all ran away to their own homes. The next evening one of
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followed up and when they reached Mullacurry they began fighting as to who threw it the farthest. One said that he won and the other said that he won. They began fighting and Fionn killed him and buried him in the great mound that is over there.
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1. There are some monuments in this district. There are two stones on top of Mallacurry hill. It is an Ogham stone. The other stone is also of an ogham type. Tradition tells how those two stones came there.
2. One day it is said that Fionne Mach Cumhail and another great giant. Fionn wanted to prove to the other giant that he was stronger. They decided to test their skill by throwing two stones from the bottom of "sliab Feidh". They both had a throw and then they
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will die they will die. She went then to see the bishop and the house keeper would not leave her in for he was two bad. She said she would not leave untill she see him. She sat on the step after a while she was left to see him and when she went to his bed room and he did not know her.
She walked around his bed with the bit of an note in her hand and at the same time saying if you will live you will live and if you will die you will die. It was then he knew who he and he laughed so loud that something inside in him burst and from that time he felt a lot better, and something inside in him got better.
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part, when this is done we close the drills with a double plough.
2. Then when the stalks are about a half a foot over the ground the are moulded so as to make them grow bigger and stronger. When the potatoes are fit for taking out. A plough is got and the drills are opened, the big farmers usually employ men and children to gather the potatoes. When they are gathered they are put in sacks and they are sold.
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1. Lots of potatoes are grown in our district. First we dig the garden with a spade. Then the weeds are taken out of it. Drills are then opened with a plough. Then we spread manure on the drills, and if necessary lime to keep the worms away. The seed is then dropped in the middle of the alley and about a foot a
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1. This is the season for planting the 'spuds' (potatoes). First of all we dig the garden and weed it. Then we open the drills. If the seeds are big we cut them in two.
2. The seed are left out in the sun to dry if they are wet. When the drills are open the manure is put in. Then the seeds are planted and lime is shook over them.
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that grow best are, British Queens, May Queens, and Kerrs pynckes, also Arden Banners.
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weeds and sea-weed were commonly eaten by the people. When the people were evicted they had no chance of living because they had no home no food or no way to get it.
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soil. When the soil is prepared the drills are opened and manured. The seed is then sown. Sometimes they are cut if they happen to be big. Then the drills are closed and they are left so till about eight weeks when they are moulded. After they are dug out with a spade they are gathered and are usually put in pits. Big farmers usually plough the land and take them out with a plough or digger.
4. Wooden ploughs are not used around this district and the spades are bought in hardware shop. The potatoes
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he went to America and came back later and founded the Land League.
He was cast into prison where he died. He was buried in Straide.
The great famine arose in Ireland in eighteen forty five. People found it hard enough to live before that time but when the famine came many people died of starvation. About four hundred thousand people died in Munster during the famine. From eighteen hundred to eighteen forty five there were potato famines in several places in Ireland. The poor people in Ireland were stricken with despair as they had no food or money to buy it. Thousands of people died of starvation in the winter of eighteen forty five. Raw turnips,
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and he turned round to look at Ellen Dennehy and youd think the two eyes would be lep out of his head. And awonanisa if he got a start so did Ellen herself and says she to him are you Davd Cadogan says she you were in service thirty five years ago. Your self and rambilling Maure were dancing the Blackbird this often I wonder what became of Rambling Maure and her money.
She went away from him. She asked her cousin what was she telling her about the old woman. She told her that one evening she was walking there alone. She saw the woman. She asked her what she wanted she told her that David Cadogan killed her and buried her body in the sand and that he carried hundred pounds from her. She said she would not rest in peace till her body rest where her own people were. She told her to get five or six men and dig her bones out of the sand.
She went and she got the men. They got the bones. They carried the bones to the grave yard and they burried them. The fairy woman told her she would never again trouble her. And now tis bed time why so we cant stay up any longer. Good Night.
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1. Like bread, potatoes are one of the principal foods of our daily lives. There-fore the majority of the people through out the county sow them.
2. There are many various ways of which the potatoes can be sown, for instance in the west of Ireland they are sown in ridges and here they are sown in drills. My father has no farm but he has a garden and it contains a quarter of an acre of ground.
3. He prepares the ground first by digging the
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Nearly all the people in Ireland died with it.
Long ago about the time of the famine the people suffered terribly. At that time there were landlords who ruled the county. They used get rent and rates from. Sometimes the people were so poor that some of them could not pay the tax and were evicted.
This is the story of a family who lived near Straide. In eighteen hundred and forty nine Micheal Davitts parents could not pay their rent. They were evicted along with Michael and his sisters. They then migrated to England and lived in Lancashire.
Michael had to work in a mill where he got his arm bruised and it had to be amputated. Then
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bought the cloth and got the tailor to come to the house and make the suit for them.
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There were three tailors in the parish long ago. Their names. Their names were James Mullanie, Patrick Gibbons and Mrs. Gibbons. James Mullanie used go from house to house working for people. He used not keep the cloth in the house. It was mostly farmers that wore the suits he made. The suits were made out of frieze and tweed.
The things a tailor used when making a suit are a needle, thread, scissors and an iron. Some of the tailors also made shirts. They made them out of flannel and linen. When anyone wanted a suit made for them they
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supposed to be fighting grounds for the Danes, and it is said that it was the Danes that built them.
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St James is the patron of this parish. There is a well dedicated to him and called St James Well. We have a Pattern held at the well every years on the 25th of July. Mostly all the people of the go to the well on that day and pay rounds. People who had been sick and got cured at the well left some holy things there such as beads and medals.
There is a story told that St. Patrick on his way to Knockpatrick took a drink from this well and blessed it, and this is how it
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place late at night ever since
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bush guards the den.
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would break. However when the day came she was forced to go with the rest, and the moment she began to sing Tadhg sprang up and cried out, "That is the true bride," I will have no other but her." for he knew her by the sound of her voice, and all came back into his mind, and he and May-bird were married and they lived happily till she died.
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Irish prince to do in the morning. "I will send him to look for the needle my grandmother lost, years and years ago, in the stable" said the old queen. "Very well" said the king. "Listen", whispered the girl "when they send you down to the stable don't attempt to clean it out till I come to help you". "All right" said the prince.
Next morning he was sent down to clean out the stable and to look for the needle. When he got there the stable was filthy, it looked as if it had not been cleaned out for years, so the prince said to himself that he would try to have some at least of the work done before the young lady came to help him. He got a pitch fork and began to clean out some of the manure but the moment he threw out a pitch fork-full about ten times as much came in and he was almost up to his eyes in filth when the young lady came in. "Oh" said she, "you should have done what I told you". THen she took up a fork and threw out one fork load and the moment she did all the manure went out the door from itself leaving the floor of the stable as clean as a new pin. Then she and the prince searched for the needle and in a few minutes she found it. "Take it" said she "and show it to my mother but don't give it up to her. Tell her she ordered you to get it but she did not order you to give it to her". "Remember" she added, " you are to keep that needle you may want it badly later on". Then she left him and stole back to her fathers castle.
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out and spied the pair along way off. It happened she had boots that walked several miles at a step, so she put them on and soon overtook the children, but May-bird instantly touched Tadhg with the wand and turned him into a lake, and herself into a swan which swam about in the middle of it. The fairy sat on the brink and took a great deal of trouble to coax the swan and threw crumbs of bread to it, but it would not come near her, and she was forced to go home without taking her revenge. And May-bird changed herself back into their own forms again. They journeyed on and May-bird grew very tired, they decided she would stay there and rest while Tadhg went home for help, and that they would be married by and by. But on his way Tadhg met another maiden who pleased him so much, so he stopped where she lived and forgot all about his former friend, Time passed on and he was to be married to the maiden he had found and according to an old custom in that land, all the maidens had to come and sing songs in praise of the bride and bridegroom. But May-bird was so grieved that her dear Tadhg had forgotten her she felt as if her heart
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The priest pinched himself then that it was the ghost that had pushed him into the stream so that he would get wet.
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on it, and windows of sparkling sugar. "Now we will sit down and eat enough said Tadhg." While May-bird was picking at the sugar a pretty voice called out from within. "Tip Tap who goes there," and suddenly the door opened and an old fairy came gliding out. She led them both by the hand and gave them plenty good things to eat, and they thought they were in heaven, but the fairy was a spiteful one and had her house only to trap little children. She put them to bed and as they slept soundly she took Tadhg and put him into a coop to fatten him, and told May-bird when he was fat she woud eat him. She ordered May-bird to draw water, and do the work in the kitchen while herself went out. Now as soon as the fairy was gone May-bird ran to Tadhg and said "We must run away quickly, for the old woman is a bad fairy and will kill us." But Tadhg said you must steal her fairy wand that we may save ourselves, if she should follow," The little girl ran and fetched her magic wand, and off they went together. Now when the old fairy came back and found no one at-home, she sprang to the window in a rage, looked
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Any blacksmith who has a farm does outdoor work when he has no work to do in the forge. There is usually a tank of water in a forge. It is used for cooling any hot iron which the smith wants to take in his hand. If the smith has done any special work for a person during the year the person usually gives him some present at Christmas.
Most people say that a smith has great powers.
One day a smith was working in his forge and a mad dog ran in and attacked him. He killed the dog with his hands when he was fighting with him for a few minutes.
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There are four forges in this district. Their names are John Millers forge, Paddy Faheys forge and Rooneys and Duffeys forges.
They were all situated at crossroads. They have iron roofs on them and have double doors. The tools a blacksmith uses are a hammer a pincers, a chisel, a rasp, a knife and a vice. He shoes horses and donkeys and he also makes harrows, shovels and spades. He also puts iron tyres on cart wheels and on wheels of side cars. He makes gates for anyone who asks him to make them and he also fixes ploughs that are broken.
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worn long ago and are still being worn by some people. The names of the shoemakers that lived in this locality long ago were Foy, Carney and McDonald. Foy and Carney lived in Keelogues and McDonald lived in Turlough.
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Long ago children went barefooted all the year round and most people were about twenty years old before they wore shoes.
Two people Brigid O Malley and James Blane. Children go barefooted now only during the Summer months. Shoes were made and repaired in the locality long ago. They are repaired in it yet but are no longer being made. Long ago shoemakers were more plentiful in this locality than they re now.
The people always throw the water out that is left after washing the feet because they say it is not right to leave it in the house. Clogs were
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the father was glad in his heart to see them but the mother was very angry. Soon after there was no bread in the house again and they heard the mother tell the father that he must go and take them deeper into the wood, so that they might not find their way back. Tadhg got up to go and pick the pebbles as before, but he found himself locked into the room. Still he comforted May-bird and said God is very good and will help us". Soon after the mother unlocked the door and gave them each a piece of bread but still smaller than the piece before. As they went along the road Tadhg crumbled his bread and threw a bit along the path as he went into the wood in order, that they could find their way back again. The fire was lighted as before by their father and they were to rest and wait till they came back, but of course they never returned. When the children tried to get home again they found that all the little birds had eaten the crumbs. They set out and walked day and night and only went deeper into the wood and try as they would they couldnt find the way home, but after trudging along for three days they were worn out with hunger when they came to a little hut made of bread with a roof of cake
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awake all the time let the inn keeper come close to the stick. Then he cried out, stick obey orders, and the stick beat him and gave him the dickens own hammering and he said to the boy he would give him a great magic table if he would tell the stick to stop and the boy did. Then the other brother came on the scene and they both took the table and the stick home to the father and the other son and the four of them lived happy forever afterwards.
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and drove away his son again. The second son came home after three months and lived with his father again. The third son went to work with a miller for seven years and in the end he got his wages and a present of a big stick. When he would tell the stick to obey orders, it would beat all except its master severely. When the boy was on his way home he happened to stay at the same inn as his other brother did and he knew what was after happening to the other brother. He was telling the inn keeper all about the famous stick he had. The inn keeper planned he would steal the stick when the boy would be asleep. The boy kept awake all that night as he had an idea the inn keeper would steal the stick. In the middle of the night the keeper crept into the room and the boy who was
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the gold remains hidden there still.
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The first son went to work with the giant. He worked for seven years. In the finish he told the giant he should go home to his father. The giant paid him his wages and gave him a present of a table and a white cloth. When he would spread the cloth over the table and say 'table do your duty" it would fill up with every class of delicious vines. It was too late to go home on that night and he stayed at an inn. The inn keeper was a bad man and stole the magic table and put another useless one in its place. The boy went away with his table in the morning and he landed home. The father was delighted in seeing his son come back again. The son invited all the neighbours to come as he was giving a feast but when he told the table to do its duty it did not for it was the wrong table. The old man became very angry
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Across the river Deel from where I live, on the lands of Mr T Foley Milltown Askeaton stands an old Cahir or stone fort surrounded by a great wall twelve feet thick and eight feet high enclosing three quarters of an acre of ground. Inside the Cahir are the remains of a very ancient dwelling, the chimney of which is still standing to a height of twenty feet with two flues still showing at the top. At the foot of the chimney stack excavations have been made to the depth of several people in search of gold which is said to be hidden in great quantities, but each time as they went to a certain depth a great bull came roaring furiously and frightened them away. This Cahir was occupied some time about the twelfth
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century by a family whose name was De Lacey. They were originally Normans.
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and is good for dairy cattle. The only river in the townland is the river Deel
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Her age is seventy eight years and the people call her Nance Tierney. She can tell Irish stories and sing both in English and in Irish. There were fourteen houses in Skagh long ago. The commonest name in the townland is Callinan. There are four Callinans in it Pat Callinan, John Callinan, Jackie Callinan and Bat Callinan. The population of the townland is forty eight people.
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two. One of these is tiled and the other is thatched.
The townland of Roseybrook got its name from an old woman named Rosey Matthews. It was called "Rose's Stream" and this was changed to Roseybrook.
There are some old people over seventy living there. They know English but they don't know Irish.
"For final tie
She got a bye
To meet the dog called Tinker
In Roseybrook,
That cosy nook,
They said she was a alinker." (See "Local Poets. - P. Ó C.)
Here is a story which, John Daly told me, happened him when he was young. Two men lived in Pepperstown and he went up and started to throw stones in their window. The men did not say anything for a while, but when it was going on too far one man came out in his bare feet with a fork and followed him round the yard about ten times and nearly stuck him twice. Daly hid himself in a heap of briars and the man was not able to find him and had to go home and Daly got safe.
The houses were more numerous in
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a pair of beads, portions of a chalice, some bones and a skull. They also found the back and one leaf of a prayer-book and on the leaf was written:-
"Lord, have mercy on us to day!
Hear our prayers from this dark place!
Lord, have mercy on us to day!
Because we die for our Catholic faith"
These words were written by hand. The name of the priest could not be deciphered.
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a bishop is buried.
The lands of Coole are nearly all good except the bottoms of a couple of fields which grow nothing but weeds and rushes. All the rest is good for growing crops, but it is hilly.
There is a story connected with a field called the Key Park. When Edward Carragher's father owned it and wanted to put down a paling across the middle of the field he came to a spot in the middle of it and could not sink a post. He tried three posts and they would not fit.
He dug the sod off the big stone and with the help of three men and a horse he managed to get it lifted. They discovered an underground room and in it found a wooden cross,
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o'clock and James Rice. went out to the gate with him. After he had crossed the field, and when he was about halfway across the next field, he saw a man coming towards him. This was really a man who was dead for a long time.
When the strange man, as he took him for a stranger, came up he asked, "How are you, James Mc Cartney?" Hearing the voice he recognised it and was not much surprised. They walked towards Mc Cartney's home, talking as they went. After he had walked some distance with Mc Cartney he bade him good night and the other watched him walk some distance away and disappear.
There are ruins of old houses and also an old church, under the altar of which
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the two end walls and the cross wall are mud walls.
The townland of Coole is supposed to have got its name from and old chief who ruled over a district here and who had his palace near the place where now the farmyard of Edward Carragher stands. His name was Muragh Mac Cuel. This place is now called after him.
There is a man on the borders of Coole, named John Rice. He is over seventy years of age. He told a story in our house one night of a man named Mc Cartney who used to straggle (I.E., ceilidh) in John's father's house.
One night Mc Cartney left their house to go home. It was after eleven
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once the site of a small hamlet. In another field, three "tenants'" house became uninhabitable owing to the raising of the surface of the road by the District Council.
The land is good and there is scarcely any waste ground. There are no woods, but there are a few groves and many isolated trees.
In a paddock of Mr. Caraher's there is a small grove and in the midst of this grove there is a Mass Rock.
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in Spring and they depart in Autumn
The robin builds its nest in a hedge.
The crow builds its nest on the tops of trees.
The thrush builds in a whin-bush.
The wren builds in an ivy tree.
The corncrake builds in a corn-field
The robin stays with us the whole year round.
Birds are supposed to say "Good Night" and Good Morning to each other.
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I live in the townland of Cardistown. There are five families residing in it, including, approximately, twenty people. The whole townland was until recently owned by Mr. T. J. Caraher. He has sold portions of it to Messrs. Patrick Kelly, James Callan and William Carpenter, Michael Carroll, Mr. Caraher's herd, lives in a gate lodge at the entrance to the Cardistown House, the Caraher residence. All the house are slated.
There are two septuagenarians, William Carpenter and T. J. Caraher, and one octogenarian, Mrs. Anne Callan, in the townland. William Carpenter claims to know some Irish. Mr. Caraher, whose family has been resident here for many generation, has some interesting written records of the past.
Houses were more numerous in Cardistown in former times. There are many houses in ruins now.
The Sean-Bhaile, Mr. Caraher's best field, is so called because it was
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The wild birds that are to be found in this country are wrens, robins, blackbirds, magpies, pigeons, larks, crows, seagulls, cranes, wild ducks, wild geese, hawks, thrushes and sparrows.
A sign of a storm is when some of the birds sing in the middle of a bush.
On the approach of a storm the wild geese fly high.
The reason the robin has the red breast is this. When Our Lord was hanging on the cross, the robin came to Him and picked a thorn from his Head. The blood fell on the robin's breast.
The cuckoo, the swallow, and the corncrake came to us
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Rathbody and the lane going down to his house from Arthurstown was called the Bride's Lane, because all who wished to get married had to go down to the priest's house to get married.
On the Arthurstown road there is a big hill called the Priest's Hill, which is said to have been the scene of a priest's murder. A man who lived in Reaghstown used to keep a gambling house.
The priest who lived at Rathbody went up to him and advised him not to keep a gambling house any longer.
After a while, when the priest was gone, the man was thinking over the priest's advice. He got angry, and he followed the priest down the road and killed him on this hill. On the stones of the road, there are red marks which look like streaks of blood.
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The name of the townland in which I live is Arthurstown.
There are ten families in Arthurstown and forty people. The most common name in Arthurstown is Carroll, because they are living there the longest.
Most of the houses are slated.
There is nobody over seventy living in the district. Neither is there anybody there who can talk Irish.
Houses were once more numerous than they are now. There were thirty-six houses in Arthurstown in former times, while there are only twelve now. People emigrated from there to America and Scotland.
The land there is good and rich. There are no bogs or hills in it. There is a new plantation about two acres in area. At one time there were old woods but they are all cut down now.
There was a priest living in
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53 A leaper of ditches, a clipper of thorns,
A little brown cow with a leather pair of horns?
- A hare.
54 A black hen and a white one went up a hill.
Black came down and white stood still.
- A hen, after laying an egg.
Jane Murphy, Corstown.
? Should the first line be, "Black and white went up a hill."
55 It once was low, but now it's high;
It once was wet; but now it's dry;
It once was black, but now it's red;
I put it up standing and it fell down dead.
- A sod of turf.
56 Two brothers we are, great burden we bear
In which we are bitterly pressed.
The truth we do speak: we are full all the day
And empty when we go to rest.
- A pair of boots.
57 I washed my face in water that was never rained or run
I dried it in a towel that was never woven or spun.
- I washed it in the dew and dried it in the sun.
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A bird called the "foreign-diver", visits the Donegal coast in summer. It lays one egg and hatches it in a little pouch, under its wing. The egg is larger than a duck's egg. It is never seen on land.
The blackbird makes its nest in a bush and lays five eggs. The eggs are green with black spots on them.
The thrush builds its nest in a thorn bush and lays five eggs. The eggs are brown.
The cuckoo does not build a nest at all. It lays an egg and carries it in its beak to another bird's nest. When it is hatched the young cuckoo pushes the other birds out of the nest. The foster-mother brings it food
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46 As I walked out, as I walked in.
It's from the dead the live did spring,
The sixth sat and the seventh did fly.
Riddle me that and I'm willing to die.
- A robin with her nest in a dead man's skull.
47 In a garden was laden the prettiest maiden
That ever was seen in the morning.
She became a wife the first day of her life
And she died before she was born
- Eve.
48 Two dead men fighting; two blind men looking on; two cripples running for the priest ("police" is also said); and two dummies shouting, "Hurry on!"
- A lie.
49 As I went up Tara hill I met a Tara lass; she had tar on her petticoats and tar on her back.
- A sheep.
50 Yellow amber in the wood and spring water all round it?
- Butter in a dish.
51 Why is a pig in a parlour like a house on fire?
- The quicker he is put out the better.
52 Everything has what the kettle has; and what has the kettle?
- A name.
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40 I have a little house and it wouldn't hold a mouse and there are as many windows on it as Lord Louth's (the Lord Mayor's) house?
- a thimble.
N.B. - Louth Hall, the residence of Lord Louth, is in the parish.
41 I have a little house that holds hundreds and hundreds and it wouldn't hold myself in my clothes
- A beehive.
42 I have a little sister cvalled Peepety Peep
Under the water ever so deep,
Over the water ever so high,
My poor little sister is blind of an eye.
- A star
43 There is a thing without which is too short; take a bit off and it will be long enough.
- A grave.
44 (1) Four stick standers
(2) Four diddly-anders
(3) Two stickers, a (4) licker and a (5) scutcher
- A cow: (1) legs; (2) teats; (3) horns; (4) tongue; (5) tail
45 It was sent to India and stopped there.
It was sent back from India because it never went there.
- A watch
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The names of fields that are on our farm are, "The Black Park", "The Birney's Bank", The Cat's Glen", "The Ash Garden" and the Craft.
The Black Park was so called because there is blackish brown clay in the bottom.
The Birney's Bank were so called because people named Birney lived there one time.
The Cats Glen was so called because plants called Cats Tails grew there.
The Ash Garden was so called because it is a small garden, surrounded by ash trees.
The field is named the Craft, because it is a grassy field beside the house.
There is a stream between two fields in our farm. It is called the Glen.
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Two iron ears and can't hear;
Three iron legs and can't walk?
- A pot.
31 Patches upon patches without any stitches
Riddle me that and I'll buy you a pair of breeches.
- A head of cabbage.
32 What is full and can hold more?
- A pot full of potatoes will hold water.
33 What goes away above ground and returns under it?
- A man who goes for sods and brings them back on his head.
34 What is the strongest animal in the world?
- The snail, because he carries his house on his back.
35 Why does a cow look over the ditch?
- Because she can't look under it.
36 Little Jenny Huddle sits in a puddle,
With a green gown and a yellow cap.
- A flagger (i.e., wild iris).
37 Ink-ank on the bank, ten drawing four?
- A man milking a cow.
38 Twenty-six sheep went out a gap; one died and how many were left?
- Nineteen (Twenty 'sick' sheep).
39 Alive in the front, dead in the middle, and baptised behind?
- A man ploughing.
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A blessed well is situated in Cronins field. It is a very ancient well. There is a small wall around it and a small altar near it. It is said if you saw a fish swimming in the well you would have good luck. On the altar there is a big stone on which ten crosses are carved. On each cross you should make another with a stone and say five Our Fathers five Hail Marys and five Glories. Then you should go over to the well and kneel on the wall, Then recite the Rosary. Then you should drink the water and nearly every one should wait for a while looking into the well [?] to see the fish but very few people see him.
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Tá a lán ainmeacha ar na paírceanna sa bhaile agus ar na cnócaibh agus ar na h-aibhne freisin.

Tugtar Garrdha Beag ar phairc atá againn cé go bhfuil an páirc sin mór agu leathain agus nach bhfuil móran clocha ann. Níl fhios agam c'én fáth a bhfuil an t-ainm, sin air.

An Ubhall Crann mar tá crainte ubhall ag fás ins an bpáirc sin.

Sé Cairrge Mór an t-ainm atá ar sléibh mar tá clóc mór leathan ann agus tá sé an árd. Tá feár ag fás timcheall na cloiche sin.

Tá cnoc eile ann ar a tugtar Carraig na Seabac. Fadó bíodh a lán seabhac ins an áit sin agus ó n-am sin amach tugtar Cairrge na Seabhac ar an áit sin.

Chímid Neifin go soillear on ár dteach. Fadó bhí Fionn ag fiadhac ar an gcnoc seo. Bhí sé ro-dheidheana dó dul abhaile. Rinne Fionn nead nó leabad do fein agus tá an aít sin le feicéal ar an gcnoc fós. Sin é an fát a tugtar Nead Finn air.

Clocha sin ainm atá ar paírc eile mar tá sé lán de clocaibh de gach shórt. Sin é an fáth go bhfuil an t-ainm sin air.
An Tobar Paírc sin ceann eile mar tá tobar ar thaobh na paírce.
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The townland of Castlebane got its name from a fort which is still to be seen and in former times a white castle stood there. Castlebane means the white castle.
There is a rock in Loughagannon known as Belle's Rock. Fairies frequented that rock and they stole a girl from a house one night, in that townland. Some people tried to get the girl back but their efforts were unsuccessful. The girl's name was Belle and this was how the rock got its name.
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Once upon a time there was a vain witch who used be always tormenting the fairies. She wore a big long hat and she was always looking at herself in the mirror. One day she noticed a bare spot in the crown of her head. She went to all the fairy doctors asking for a cure. Every day she went to look in the mirror she noticed the spot getting bigger. So she decided to go to the fairy queen. On meeting the fairy queen asked her for a cure. The queen said that every good turn she would do a hair would grow. The witch, then went home contented. She learned to do alot of good turns and the bare spot disappeared after a while.
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Once upon a time there lived a farmers wife, who went to town for some flour to make cakes for the men.
When she reached the shop she asked the shopkeeper for a bag of flour. The man showed her one bag, and being told the price she said it was too dear. She said that she wanted some cheap flour for the men.
Then the shopkeeper put cement into a flour bag and showed it to the woman. He told her it was very cheap and she was delighted with it. She paid him and immediately went home.
When she reached home she started to make some cakes. When she tried to take up the cases she found that it was tied to the bastible. She kept on trying to take it up and the bastible broke in two.
She was then very sorry. She said to herself that a bag of decent flour would be better than a
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21 What is it that always has its hands on its face?
- A clock.
22 What is it that is all pains and never feels them?
- A window.
23 Why does a hen cross the road?
- To get to the far side.
24 Why does a hen peck a pot?
- Because she can't lick it.
25 As round as an apple, as plumb as a ball,
Can climb over church, over steeple and all?
- The sun.
26 What sleeps all night with its finger in its eye?
- The crook (i.e., pot-crook).
27 What is it that a white hen can do that a black hen can't?
- Lay an egg the colour of herself.
28 Long legs, crooked thighs,
Little head, and no eyes?
- A tongs.
29 Middy-moddy, round body,
Three feet and a wooden hat?
- A pot.
30 Big Biddy from the north
Has a big mouth and can't talk;
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It is said that there is a treasure hidden in Mr Mc Carthy's field bounding the Maolinn.
Mr Bennet of Aghern had a dream that there were some coins hidden in a field close by. Next day on going out into Mc Carthy's field and digging down a few feet he found a couple of coins. On proceeding further a small man appeared on whose face shone a blue light.
Mr Bennett being very frightened went home as fast as he could. He got such a shock that he still remains in bed nearly dead.
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There is a field in which there is a large stone beside Falcarragh with a large mount round it. A man was killed there and the field was called, "The Field of the Dead Man".
There is a rock in Glenswilly on which Mass was said in the Penal Days. It is called the Mass rock.
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It is said there was a man there long ago. His father was living and he was a very old man. His father died and he was buried. About a week after, the son was going to a fair and he was riding a horse. When he was coming he had to pass by a graveyard. So when he was passing by the graveyard the horse stopped and he would not go for him. After a while a man walked out of the graveyard and caught the horse and brought him along. The man did not speak at all until he came to the other man's house. There was an avenue up to his house. The man came along up the avenue with the other man until he came to a gate.
The man was getting off the horse to open the gate to let the horse into the field and the strange man said to him not to get off the horse atall that he would it for him so when the man had the gate open he disappeared.
All the people said it was the man's father and that he had right to talk to him.
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15 Round the house and round the house with a harrow after it.
- A hen with a clutch of chickens.
16 Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty-Dumpty got a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Wouldn't put Humpty together again
- An egg.
17 Riddle-me riddle-me rantie-o.
My father gave me seeds to sow.
The seeds were black and the ground was white.
Riddle me that and I'll give you a pipe.
- A paper and ink.
18 What comes into the house and goes out of the house yet never touches the house?
- The sun.
19 As round as a marble,
As flat as a pan
Half a woman and a whole man.
- A penny (Victorian. Britannia was mistaken for a man).
20 Riddle-me riddle-me ranty
My father's legs were banty
And if he heard me say that
He;d put me into a ranty.
- A frog.
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PÁIRC CUINNIGHAM
mar bhí an pháirc ag fear darb ainm Cuinnigham. Tá an pháirc sin ag mo athair anois.

GARRDHA SEANA TIGHE
mar bhí sean teach suidte ann fado.

GARRDA CÍSTE
mar deirtear go bhfuil ciste óir i bhfolach sa garrdha sin agus bhí teach ann darbh ainm "teach Connamara" ann mar bhí daoine as Conamara in a gcomhnuidhe ann. Tá an fothrach ann fós.

GAINEAMH
mar tá gaineamh ann acht ta féar ag fás ann

GARRDHA MÓR - mar gáirdín mór seadh é.

PÁIRC CLAN h-ÉIL
mar bhí sé ag daoine de Clan Mhic Éil

MUING MHÍCIL MAGUIDIR
mar bhí an páirc sin ag fear darbh ainm Mícheal Maguidhir
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The townland is which I live is Curraheen. This townland is surrounded by the following town-lands, Conna, Monagoun and Spikle. It is the most central townland in the Parish of Conna. Slated houses are the most plentiful in the town-land. The one old man in the townland is Mr Michael Linehan Curraheen, Conna, Co Cork, he is able to tell stories in Irish and English. He is about ninty years of age. About ten more families lived in this townland in days gone-by. These families, when the parents died went to America. This townland is very hilly but the land is not bad. There are no two names the same in this townland.
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I
There are tears in my eyes, and deep grief within my breast,
While thinking of thy sorrows, native Island of the West,
The fond prayers of an exile, are with thee where e'r I roam,
Cherished Island of my kindred, My Boyhood's happy home.
II
An exile now I wander, on a lonely distant strand,
Far, far from those who loved me, and from thee my native land,
With none to love or cheer me, in this distant land I pine,
How I long to gaze on thee again, dear happy home, once mine.
III
This heart is ever turning, to thee my native shore,
And to the fond and generous friends, I loved in days of yore,
And often from kind Heaven most fervently I crave,
In the holy Island of my birth to grant to me a grave.
IV
Oh! had I wings to fly to thee, across the surging seas,
Loved country of my martyred sires,
For soon I'd be with thee, to taste the joys of early youth,
To breathe my native air and, -
To meet my loving Mother, with a kiss to greet me there.
V
Ah! where are they who loved me, in my boyhood's happy years
Ere sorrow bruised this fond heart, or dimmed my eyes with tears
The cheerful fond and generous, those cherished friends of youth,
Whose hearts were full of innocence of virtue love and of truth.
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10 Londonderry, Cork and Kerry -
Spell me that without a K.
- T - H - A - T.
11 Forty sheep went out a gap;
Forty more went after that;
6, 7, twice eleven;
3 and 3 - how much is that?
- Five
12 Hairy all over and rough in the skin.
Two things shaking and one going in.
- A pig eating. (The ears shake)
13 As I went out a guttery gap
I met my uncle Davy;
I shot him dead and sucked his blood
And left his body easy
- A pint of porter. (Jane Murphy, Corstown)
Another version of this is more common:-
13(a) As I went out a slippery gap
I met my uncle Davy;
I broke his neck and drank his blood
And left him lying easy.
-A bottle of wine (whiskey, &c.).
14 Forty sheep went out a gap;
Forty more followed that;
A man and his dog followed that -
How many feet was that?
-Two (The man's. The others have hooves, not feet).
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Once upon a time there lived a great giant and everyone was afraid of him. One day he chanced to meet a small man, who was told by the giant that he should come to the wood and bring back some fire-wood. As they entered the wood the huge giant started pulling the trees from their roots. The small man getting his pen-knife started cutting large briars and putting them together. The giant asked him what he was going to do and he said that he would knot some of those together and they would bring home half the wood on their shoulders. "Stop, stop" ,said the giant for if we bring home half the wood my mother would burn it all in one day.
One day they agreed that whichever one of them would eat the most should stick himself with a large dagger. The small man got what was supposed to be a second stomach and fastened his coat around it. The small man eating the most, was obliged to stick himself first. His stomach burst open and he fell back as if he was dead. The giant, getting so frightened at what had happened, caught hold of the large dagger and sent it through his own stomach and fell dead on the floor. The small man, overjoyed at how he got rid of his huge giant walked home.
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Seo h-iad na h-ainmhneaca atá ar na cnocnaibh:-

SPINCÍN - mar cnoc árd biorrach seadh é

FEAR BRÉIGE
mar chuir duine fear bréige suas ann chun scannrad a chur ar daoinibh

SÍDHEÁN - Deirtear go mbíonn sidheoga ann

CNOC DÓIGHTE - mar cuireadh an cnoc sin tre theine fadó

SCEILP na RÍOGH
mar bhí rí agus daoine ag troid ann fadó agus deirtear go bhfuil fuil na daoine a gortuigheadh ann fós
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Once upon a time there lived a man called "Paddy the Irishman". One day as he went for a walk he came to the walls of a beautiful palace in which lived a great giant. He climed over the wall to see what was inside and as he did so, the owner of the castle saw him, and asked him who he was. "I am Paddy the Irishman", said Paddy "and I am able to make oatenmeal of stones". "O, come down" said the giant, "you are the man that would suit my mother." Paddy got down, and went into the castle, where the giant began to prepare a feast in honour of him.
They killed two cows, and cooked them. The decided to eat a cow each in different rooms. Soon the feast began. The giant ate and ate, till he was almost bursting. Paddy did not put a tooth in his meal. He got a sheet, tied it around him and stuffed the meat inside. He then went out to the room where the giant was eating, to find he had only half the cow eaten.
About an hour afterward the giant finished, and they decided to go for a walk. During the walk, Paddy told the giant stories about Ireland. The giant asked Paddy to tell him a story. He told the giant that in Ireland, the people can open their stomachs and let out what they had eaten. "O" said the giant, "I should love to see that done". Paddy told him that he would do it first, and that he could do it after him. The giant agreed.
Paddy took a knife, cut the sheet open, and out come all the meat. Then the giant took the knife, thinking he could do the same, but he stuck himself in the stomach and fell dead. Paddy buried the giant in a deep hole and made his way back to the castle. After haven taken
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an t-Aifreann in-aimsir na ndlighthe bPeannaidheacha.
Mairead Ní Chuimilín (V), Gort
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Tá aít eile ar bhárr cnuic Ghríanan, ar a tugtar CARRAIG an AIFRINN aít ar léigeadh na sagairt
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Tugtar LOCH-MHÓR ar ceann aca mar do bhí lochán mór ann fado acht níl sé le feiceál anois.

Tugtar "PAÍRC an TOBAIR" ar ceann eile mar tá tobar i lár na paírce.

"GARRDHA MHARCUIS" ar ceann eile mar deirtear gur ag fear darbh ainm Marcuis a bhí an paírc sin fadó.

"AN PHAÍRC GARBH" ar ceann eile mar tá an paírc sin an garbh. Tá a lán clocha ann.
agus an "PHAÍRC LEATHAN" ar ceann eile mar paírc leathan isead í.

Tá a lan carraige thart timceall na h-aíte seo agus seo iad ainmneacha cuid aca.
"CARRAIG na SEABHAC" mar tá a lán seabhac in-a gcomhnaide ar an gcarraig seo agus amanta tagann siad síos agus siobann siadh na siciní leo. "An Seabhac Bradac" a cuireann na daoine orrtha.
Tá "BIN DUBH" mar ainm ar ceann eile mar carraig dubh iseadh é.
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VI
Alas! dear Island sorrow from thee, they went away,
Poor, friendless and disconsolate, in other lands they stray,
In every clime the sun doth shine from Australia to Peru,
They breath fond prayers to Heaven, dear native land for you.
VII
Oppressions, withering, blighting, curse dispels that gallant band,
From the sacred toys of kindred, to many a distant land,
But it could not crush their manly hearts, or did their spirits quail,
Ah! they were good and generous, those brave sons of the [?].
VIII
Some nobly fought in freedom cause therefore the story tells,
Of their daring pluck and bravery 'mid scrape, and shot and shell,
While round lay dead and dying, how some were heard to say,
Brave boys will free the old land yet, our Green Isle far away.
IX
Ah! memory why remind me? of those friends so good and kind
Or! why will you recall again, the scenes I left behind,
For the friends shall never greet me, or those scenes I ne'er shall view,
Alas, I'm exiled far away, dear Isle, from them and you.
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William Bartnett lived in Shean[?] One day there was a fair in Conna. He was said to jump from Twomeys Gate over the Bridge and into Roches Gardens at the other side. He also jumped out of his sick bed and threw a weight weighing a cwt up against a wall and no one ever since could put the weight as high. There also lived a woman named Joan Downing. She lived in Marstown. She used bring a pail of water on her head while knitting.
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Great indeed was the faith and strength of our forefathers that lived in Ireland many a year ago and we children are at the present day progressing in our knowledge of the strength of those people. The son or daughter of the present generation are not like their grandmothers and grandfathers. Here are some of the great old people that are dead and gone. We will take for instance Maire Larr R.I. P. who lived in Ballybride. She brought a double harrow on her back through three fields.
Padraig Láidir was out in a field one day. The horses sulked as he was carrying a cart of potatoes. So Padraig took the ridge board from the horses back, put it on his own and brought home the potatoes.
Arthur Muclachy R.I.P. who lived in Currabeha was supposed to be a swift runner and he won many races. Some of his descendants are still living. John Hennessy R.I.P. also lived in Currabeha and was supposed to mow three acres of corn in one day with a scythe.
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"CÚL na CARRAIGE" is ainm do pháirc amháin mar tá sé ar cul carraige moíre.
"LÚIBÍN is ainm do ceann eile mar tá lúb mór ann.
Is é "BÉAL a BHÁIN" is ainm do cheann eile mar tá an talamh sin go h-án íseal agus tá cnuic ar gach thaobh de agus tá an gaoth fuar adtuaidh ag séideadh go geár ann i gcomhnuidhe agus bíonn dath liath bán ar.

Tá carraig mór in-aice na h-aíte seo darbh dó "BUN RÍABHACH mar aon lá amháín tháinig beirt fhear chun ainmneacha a tabhairt dos noa cnocaibh agus na carraigreachaibh. Nuair a d'fhéac siad ar an gcarraig seo bhí sé clúduighthe le leac oidre.
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Sliabh Mis" is a few miles from Tralee. I was often near standing on top of it. Each year when I go on holidays to my Aunt's house, I go there. The house is very near "Sliabh Mis". It is about two thousand feet in height. I had a fine view of Tralee Bay, and most of the vale of Tralee, and Tralee town, and the neighbouring villages of Fenit, the Spa, Camp, and Castlemaine.
Conor Mac Daire, one of the kings of Iarmuman, or North Munster lived on the top of "Sliabh Mis", long before the Christian era. He was once king of all Munster. His wife was Blanard. The remains of Conor Mac Daire's fort is still to be seen.
It is related locally here that Conor Mac Daire was attacked in this fort by Cuculainn. Cuculainn was beaten and driven off by Conor Mac Daire. Next year Cuculainn came again to attack Conor Mac Daire. In the beginning, Cuculainn, and his followers, some of the Red Branch knights, were beaten off again, but when Conor Mac Daire went to sleep he was betrayed by hi wife Blanard, and Conor Mac Daire was defeated and slain.
In this trip to "Sliabh Mis", Cuculainn passed by Kilflynn. Tradition says he came from the North through Clare and jumped the Shannon. There is a place in the Shannon called "Léim Cuculainn", that is Cuculainn's
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64 Spell "a broken-down ditch" in three letters.
- G - A - P (A "ditch" is, of course, an earth fence).
I give the following for what they are (or may be) worth:-
65 Whey does a donkey eat thistles?
- Because he's an ass.
66 What is the difference between a potato and an egg?
- The longer you boil a potato the softer it gets; the longer you boil an egg the harder it gets.
67 What is the shiest thing in the world.
- A Clock: it always holds its hands before its face.
68 Where was Moses when the light went out?
- In the dark.
69 What travels through Greece and Turkey?
- A knife. (grease and turkey)
70 What is it a cart has, is of no use to the cart and the cart can't go without it?
- The noise.
(It is over thirty years ago since I read, in a book of riddles, the following version:
"What goes with the train, stops with the train, is of no use to the train, yet the train can't go without it?" P. Ó Ceallaig)
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Tá áit timcheall leath-míle ó mo theach darbh ainm COR-a-DEÓRÁIN. Fuair sí a ainm mar tá stráinséar curtha annsin. Deóraidhe dob eadh é.

Tá páirc i nDoirín darbh ainm do "PAIRC an AONAIGH" mar bhíodh aontaighe annsin fadó.

Tá cloc in aice le Droicead Pont-Abhann.
"CLOC LUASGAIDH" an t-ainm atá air. Fadó bhí Naomh Padraig ar Néifin. Caith sé cloc síos annsin ín dhiaidh athar nimhe. Nuair a thuit an cloc síos ghreamuigh sé de cloich eile agus cé go mbíonn sé ag luasgadh anonn is anall ní thuiteann sí. Deirtear gurbh é cumhact Naomh Padhraig atá 'ga coingbéal annsin.
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Pont-Abhann
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79 Long leg legless came to the door headless, and said, "Keep your hens within, I do not dread your dog."
- A worm.
80 Two dead men fighting;
Two blind men looking on;
Two cripples running for the police and
Two dummies shouting "Hurry on."
- The answer is, "A Lie."
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71. As I went out my grandfather's gap I saw a ship full of people and not a single one in it?
- They were all married.
72 Upstairs, downstairs, windows made of glass,
In the king's parlour there dwells a pretty lass,
Rings on her fingers, bells on her toes,
Tip her in the middle and away she goes.
- a gun.
73 Two feet hanging, four feet ganging, and four feet lying in press?
- A man riding a Mare with foal.
Except of the word "ganging" this has all the marks of an old-time native.
74 The man that made it did not want it; the man that bought it would not keep it; the man that got it could not tell whether it fitted him ill or well.
- A coffin.
This is old.
75 What goes up the chimney down, but won't go down the chimney up?
- An umbrella.
76 When is a soldier not half a soldier?
- When he is in quarters.
77 What's like a horse's shoe?
- A mare's shoe
78 What's like half the moon?
- The other half.
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é é. Bhíodh leabaidh i ngach cistineach fadó. Bhíodh an leabaidh sa choirnéalag inaice leis an teine leabaidh na cistineadh an t-ainm a bhíodh ar an leabaidh. Chodhluigheadh bean an tighe agus cuid dhá cuid páistí innti. Bhíodh an teinteán ag taobh binne na cistineadh. Istigh i lár na binne a bhíodh an similéar. Bhíodh an similéar déan
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58 Blacky sat on Rucky Dempsey, looked at that pawy, stuck it in gubby, and tell me what is that? (Alice Halpenny)
- A blackberry
59 What is it that is cut in the wood, sounds in the town, and earns its master many a pound?
- A fiddle.
60 Face me fair and I am everybody;
Scratch my back and I am nobody.
- A mirror.
61 As I looked out my grandfather's window I saw the dead carrying the live.
- A shipload of people.
62 I went to the wood and I got it; I sat down to look for it but couldn't find it; so I had to bring it home with me.
- A thorn in my foot.
63 What two tradesmen work hardest against each other?
- A tinker and a shoemaker. (The former makes tins to keep water in, while the latter makes boots to keep it out).
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"As thick as a horse!" - Very stubborn or ill-mannered
"There I l(e)ave you!" = I cannot give any further explanation regarding the subject.
"I'll not tell you!" = I don't know.
"You'll never tell!" = I refuse to tell you
"That's a "Sceal Garrigan." (Sceal = Scéal).
- Séol Gargan, who lived in Kerr's lane, Edmondstown, used to tell simple, childish stories to children. When one told a foolish story or a cock-and-bull story, one of the hearers would remark, "That's anothrer Sceal Garrigan, or "That's at Sceal Garrigan."
"Don't be making Parra Joe's mother of yourself!" = Don't act the fool. As Jimín Mháire Thaidhg would say, "Ná bí ag déanamh Máire Ní 'Ogáin díot féin."
"My belly thinks my throat's cut." = I'm very hungry.
"It was the first bit was put on the spoon for him." = The first thing he ever learned; said especially of a inherited trait. Thus, one says of a thief's son, "He's a thief," to which the inevitable reply is, "Wasn't it the first bit was put on the spoon for him."
"You've as many patches on your dress (coat, &c.,) as there's a godly Awn's jacket." = Like Joseph's coat
"Godly Eoghan was an old time tramp who begged hereabouts. His garment was "a thing of rents and patches."
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alight. "I am not quite strong enought yet", said he. "Well is there anything I can do for you", said the prince. "Do what you did before", said the bird. "Get another barrel of water and another barrel of oats and leave me here for another year and a day". The prince did so. The at the end of the third year and the third day, he came back to the shed. "Do you think are you all right now?" said he to the bird. "I'll have a try", said the bird, "sit up on my back". The prince
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(12) "That beat all!" "beat" is pronounced "bet".
Means something like, "I've never heard anything like that, in my life!" Is a most useful phrase. When one hears of the eveil deeds of a villain; or of a wonderful invention; or of the success of somebody, especially if uexpected; or of the brilliancy of a child as told by the child's father, one says, "That bet all!" It seems to me much more forceful than the usual (but never heard here), "That bangs Banaquer!"
(13) "What could your expect from a pig but a grunt?" = "Cad a dhéanfadh mac an chait ath luch a mharbhadh?"
(14) "He (she) is a Willie!"
He is proficient at his job. If an old woman were unable to thread a needle and handed it to a child she'd say, when he had done the job, "You're a Willie!" Sometimes au aguisín is put to it: "You're a Willie - if you had a tail," but Mrs Callan says her father or mother never used the latter form. It is of recent origin.
(15) "As much as would grease a gimlet."
Said in reference to a minute portion of fat, butter, &c.
(16) "As old as a field."
The person or thing so described is very old.
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to my own country". "Well" said the prince, "is there anything I can do to help to cure you?"."Yes" said the bird, "put me into a disused shed with a barrel of oats and a barrel of water, then shut up the shed and don't come in there or allow anybody else in for a year and a day, and I'll probably be better by that time". The prince did as he was asked. Then at the end of a year and a day he opened the shed and found the bird apparently all right. He asked him how he was and the bird. "I am not sure that I am strong enough yet to fly back to my own country but I'll have a trial. Sit up on my back till I see could I fly carrying that weight". The prince did so but the bird could not rise off the ground. "Ah, I am not quite cured yet" said the bird. "Well", said the prince, "is there anything I can do for you". "Do as you did before", said the bird, get another barrel of oats and anothter barrel of water then shut up the shed and leave me here for another year and a day". The prince did so and at the end of the second year and the second day, he came to the shed again. He found the bird much improved. "Do you think could you fly home now?" said he. "I'll have a try", said the bird. "Sit up on my back and I'll see how far I can carry you". The prince did so and the bird flew once around the king's castle but after that he felt tired and had to
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There was a king in Ireland long ago and he had three sons. They were fine, strong, healthy, vigorous young men and they were very fond of hunting and fowling. Now their father, the old king, was a very humane man, and in winter time he used always throw out plenty of corn in the yard to feed the birds. One day the boys had been out fowling and when they were returning they saw three very remarkable birds picking the corn their father had put out. The youngest prince said "I'll try to shoot one of these, I never saw birds like them before". HIs brothers said it would be a shame to shoot them but he insisted on firing and he wounded the smallest. The other two birds flew up in the air shrieking wildly while the wounded bird fluttered towards a hedge, dragging it's wing along. The prince went over towards it and when he did, the bird spoke and said:- "You have done a bad deed young prince you have broken my wing and now I won't be able to fly back
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if you are fit or your high position. I am going to ask you a few questioons and if you can't answer them I am going to cut off your head with this sword". "Well, ask me the questions in any case" said the fool. "How would you bring water from a well in a sieve?" said the landlord.
"I'd wait until the water got frozen" said the fool. "How much water is in the Red Sea?" said the landlord. "Stop all the water that is flowing into it" said the fool, "and I'll measure it then".
"Where is the middle of the earth?" said the landlord. "The very spot you are standing on", said the fool. "It is not" said the Landlord.
"We'll go off and measure it", said the fool "and I'll hold the chain here until you come back".
"That is no answer", said the Landlord, "and if you don't answer the next question better your head comes off. Tell me now what am I thinking of?".
"I'll answer that question easily", said the fool. "You think you are talking to the Bishop and you are doing nothing of the sort. I am his brother, the fool". "Well" said the Landlord, "if a fool can answer as well as all that, I had better leave the Bishop alone". And from that day on he never interferred with the Bishop.
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if you are fitf or your high position. I am going to ask you a few questioons and if you can't answer them I am going to cut off your head with this swrd". "Well, ask me the questions in any case said the fool. "How would you bring water from a well in a sieve?" said the landlord.
"I'd wait until the water got frozen" said the fool. "How much water is in the Red Sea?" said the landlord. "Stop all the water that is flowing into it" said the fool, "and I'll measure it then".
"Where is the middle of the earth?" said the landlord. "The very spot you are standing on", said the fool. "It is not" said the Landlord.
"Well go off and measure it", said the fool "and I'll hold the chain here until you come back".
"That is no answer", said the Landlord, "and if you don't answer the next question better your head comes off. Tell me now what am I thinking of?".
"I'll answer that question easily", said the fool. "You think you are talking to the Bishop and you are doing nothin og the sort. I am his brother, the fool". "Well" said the Landlord, "if a fool can answer as well as all that, I had better leave the Bishop alone". And from that day on he never interferred with the Bishop.
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the new Bishop. He looked on him as an upstart turncoat. As well as that he was anxious to add the Bishop's house and grounds to his own demesne. So he thought of a plan. He sent word to the Bishop that he was to come up to the big house on a certain day to answer certain questions and if he was not able to answer them he was to be beheaded.
When the bish got the messsage he knew very well that the Landlord meant to kill him, and when the appointed day came, he called his brother and gave him certain orders and instructions. Now although the brother was a half fool he understood quite well from the instructions he was getting that the Bishop was preparting for death, so he insisted on being told the whole story. When he heard of it he said, "Everybody says I am very like you only for the clothes you wear. Give me a suit of your clothed and I'll go up to the big house in your place and try to answer the questions. If I answer them well and good and i I don't all the Landlord can so is to kill me, and I am no great loss". The Bishoptried to dissuade him but it was no use. At last he had to give in so the fool was dressed up like a Protestant Bishop and sent off to the big house.
He was shown into a room there, and the Landlors came in a few minutes with a drawn sword in his land. "Now my man", said he " I have sent for you to see
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During the penal days the majority of the weathier classes in Ireland turned Protestant in order to keep their lands or as sommetimes happened to get other peoples' land as well. Sometimes the poorer people turned Protestant too, and when they did they were well looked after in this life, what was become of them in the next.
Once a poor man had two somes, one was a hald simpleton and the other was very clever, yet they were very much alike in appearance. Now the clever lad was so keen on learning that he turned Protestant since Catholics were not allowed school or teachers at the time. Then the protestants sent him to a Protestant school and after that he went to Trinity College and in the course of time he became a Protestant Bishop. Then when he went to live in the diocese hehad charge of, he was given a fine house and place, and he brought his half simpleton of a brother to live with him.
Now his nearest neighbour was a rich man, the Landlord of all the district round about. He was a Protestant of course, but he hated and despised
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The names of our farm animals are:-
Cows, calves, bulls, heifers, horses, donkeys, bullocks, jennets, foals. Our cows have (got) no names. When driving in the cows you say How! How!. The cowhouse is oblong in shape; it is built of cement and stone. The cows are tied to stakes and a chain tied around each one's (her) neck. Cows are always tied by the neck. The tyings are made (out) of chains The chains for tying cows are generally bought. At Xmas holy-water is always (shook) sprinkled in the cow-house. It is generally done on Xmas night. Holly is (always) put up in the cowhouse at Xmas to bring luck for the year. Horses are kept (always) in stables at night during the winter and given hay and oats. To have a goat with cattle brings them luck; it is said none of them would die during the year. When you (would be) call(ing) the hens you (would) say Tuck! Tuck! Some of these "calls" are very ancient. When people are setting
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When the swallow flies low it is the sign of rain.
Rays of light slant down from the sun when it is going to rain.
The crickets song is very sharp when it is going to rain.
The spiders creep from their cobwebs when its going to rain.
When the smoke is not going up straight it is the sign of rain.
When frogs come into the house it is going to rain.
When the trains can be heard
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spaces, and according to the size of the frame. A running loop is put on each loose double end. The entire frame is left on the ground. Crumbs are scattered on the space it encloses. The snare is now set by stretching the loop over the crumbs. Each loop is set on a tiny cipin with a split end, to keep it up and open.
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Extract from the Drogheda Argus of 7th June 1863.
By J.J. Dunican, Ardcath and written by Molly Murphy, Bathramstown, Co. Dublin.
Dedication of the new Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ardcath.
"Drogheda Argus" 07/06/1862.
The solemn ceremony of dedicating this new and beautiful church to the service of Almighty God was celebrated on Sunday last by the Most Rev. the Lord Bishop of Meath, in the presence of a vast and highly edified congregation. The church is situated in the centre of a large and populous district, commanding the views of a rich country. From an early hour numbers of persons from various localities around Ardcath had assembled to witness a ceremonial which was in the highest degree calculated to fill them with the liveliest gratitude to Almighty God, who had so signally preserved the ancient faith in this quarter of the country the parish in which the new church is situated bearing no trace of Protestantism, no one Protestant having, as we are informed, ever resided in it and the same may be said
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Lady Caroline Damer owned vast estates in Southern Ireland. Glenbreeda was one of her estates. About ninety years ago it was offered for sale and Mr. Ryan of Bohercrow House, Tipperary bought it. He (remained living) lived in Bohercrow House, and he came to Thurles twice a year, in May and November, and the tenants of Glenbreeda went to Thurles to pay the rent to him. He often rack-rented tenants who had not a lease of their farms but no evictions or plantations were carried out under him.
Tithes were paid by the people of Glenbreeda long ago. In 1869 "tithes" were abolished and all the tithe documents of Ireland were buried on the Rock of Barnane. Mr. Ryan got bankrupt and in 1923 the Land Commission bought the land from him.
Farms were sub-divided among members of families on marriage.
Bridget Hogan,
Glenbreeda,
Borrisoleigh,
Information got from, Kate Ryan, same address, aged about sixty-five years.
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The name of my townland is Greaghlattacapple, it is in the parish of Carrickmacross, and in the barony of Farney. There are thirteen families in it. The most common name in it is Hanratty. Most of the houses are slated. The land in it is very boggy and hilly. Numbers of people left this townland in the time of the famine and went to America. There is a high hill near it called Corduff mountain, it is the highest point between us and the sea. From where we live we can see a part of the Co. Cavan.
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on the flank. The seller keeps the halter or rope, but, in the case of a horse the seller gives it to the buyer with the luck money. Buyers come from Roscrea, Templemore, Thurles and several other places.
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The local fair is held in the streets. About forty-five years ago it was held in the Fair-Green. Buyers often transacted business at farmers' houses, at crossroads, etc. Long ago there were three fairs held. The biggest fair on the 27th November. The day before it was a day for the sale of bonhams. The other dates were, the 9th June and the 6th August. The farmers of the locality did not patronise these two fairs, and so, they died out. When an animal was is sold money is given called "Luck Penny". It is calculated in this way, if you sell an animal for eight pounds a shilling or two shillings is given for luck. When a bargain is made the parties concerned show their agreement by dividing the odd money and spitting on it. Animals are marked with mud
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birch-trees. It is situated on the road between Borrisoleigh and Nenagh.
Curraheen: It means the little marsh. It is situated about four miles from Borrisoleigh.
Glenanoge: Means the glen of the boys. It is situated about two miles from Borrisoleigh.
Fishmoy: Means the swine plain. This place it situated between Borrisoleigh and Templemore.
Coolgorth: Means the orchard. It is situated near Borrisoleigh.
Roo: Means abounding in the herb Ru or Rubha.
Ballaruan: Means the red road. It is situated about a mile from Borrisoleigh.
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Gortnaboul: The place is situated at the foot of the Tower. It means the Field of the Holes.
"The Tower": This is a hill on which there is a tower called Lanigan's tower. Mr. Lanigan lived in this district long ago and he went to reside in Dublin; and it is said that before he went he got this tower built so that he could see it from Dublin.
Latteragh: This place is situated between Borrisoleigh and Nenagh. It means St. Oran's wet hillside. St. Oran was a monk who lived in Latteragh long ago; he blessed a well there and it bears his name since.
Garrangreena: This is the name of the school and the district around it. It means the Sunny Shrubbery.
Curraghloss: This place is the next townland to Garrangreena. It means the green curragh.
Cullahill: This place is situated between Borrisoleigh and Currabaha It means the hazel wood.
Currabaha: Means the marsh of the
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Aughvolyshane: John's old milking place.
Knockinure: The hill of the yew-trees.
Knockbrack: The speckled hill.
Fantane: Long ago cholera broke out among the people of Borrisoleigh. A great many died and were buried in sheets by two kind-hearted people. They were buried at Fantane, at the left-hand-side of Rody Hogan's gate. The graves are still to be seen there. The graves are marked by stones.
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and it was sent back to the Museum in Dublin.
Cill Cuileanáin (Coolawn) St. Culan is the patron St. of Borrisoleigh. There was a church and churchyard here long ago. A tombstone was unearthed in the time of the late Canon Morris (R.I.P.) It was the tomb of a priest who was buried there. They dug a deeper grave there and the tomb was replaced and this particular field never ploughed.
Gortinadawn: The garden of the treasures. Large numbers of coins have been found dating back to the reign of George II (1727-1760.)
Kilnalacken: The church on the side of the hill.
Glenkeen: The weeping glen. There are the ruins of an old church here, also a cemetry which is the oldest in Ireland and is very congested.
Coolataggle: The corner of the rye.
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Killoskehan: This place got its name from the following story. In the reign of Cromwell, (there was) a priest called Father Skehan was captured and (was) hanged from a tree. It has been called after him ever since. It is situated about three miles from Borrisoleigh.
Coolawn: When monks who lived in Coolawn were leaving they hid their valuables under oak trees. A cup of gold, silver and bronze was found under an oak tree. One of the handles was missing. The man who found it sold it for twopence not knowing its value. It was afterwards sent to the Museum in London
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of crutches, was, after staying overnight at the well, able to leave her crutches behind her and walk home. Also a child, named Cholessy, from Kilmaley, only four years of age, who was unable to walk, after staying a night at the Well, was able to walk perfectly from that on.
Killerk Blessed Well in Mr. Neylon's land is surrounded by a graveyard where children were buried, before the graveyard was in Kilone, and is overshadowed by a great oak tree. The water in this well has power to cure some sore eyes and there is moss growing on stones around the Well, which if rubbed to sore eyes is supposed to cure them.
Killea Blessed Well is about a mile and a half from Killerk. In this Well is an eel. If people with sore eyes, visited it, did a "round", teemed the well, took up the eel with a silk handkerchief and rubbed it to their eyes it is supposed to cure them.
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The following are some old customs relating to marriage:
The bride should wear,
Something borrowed, something blue,
Something old and something new.
It is supposed to be unlucky to wear green. Also it is unlucky if a woman introduced the contracting parties.
On "Chalk" - Sunday (the Sunday following Shrove Tuesday) it is the custom to chalk those who are of marriageable age, but who did not get married during Shrove.
St Bridgid's Well at Lismeallbreda is in a field and is overshadowed by a big tree. At this Well some eyes are cured from time to time. After visiting it three times and washing her eyes with the water, a girl from Kilrush was cured of sore eyes. Long ago people did "rounds" there, but this custom has died out now. One time the Well was disused and it dried up but it again appeared, a little distance away from where it was first.
There is a statue of St Brigid placed on an altar beside the Well. On this altar pilgrims leave blessed pictures, crucifixes and medals after them.
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The following are some old customs relating to marriage:
The bride should wear,
Something borrowed, something blue,
Something old and something new.
It is supposed to be unlucky to wear green. Also it is unlucky if a woman introduced the contracting parties.
On "Chalk" - Sunday (the Sunday following Shrove Tuesday) it is the custom to chalk those who are of marriageable age, but who did not get married during Shrove.
St Bridgid's Well at Lismeallbreda is in a field and is overshadowed by a big tree. At this Well some eyes are cured from time to time. After visiting it three times and washing her eyes with the water, a girl from Kilrush was cured of sore eyes. Long ago people did "rounds" there, but this custom has died out now. One time the Well was disused and it dried up but it again appeared, a little distance away from where it was first.
There is a statue of St Brigid placed on an altar beside the Well. On this altar pilgrims leave blessed pictures, crucifixes and medals after them.
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O Conaire inann Gaedhilg a lábhairt go h-an mhaíth. Fuair se a chuid oideacaisi bhFrainch. Is e a treoraígh na bFrainncaigh (?) tre "Bearna Gaoithe" i 1798, agus do crocad i e gCasisleain a-Barraigh in diaidh sin.
Maíre Ní h-Ealaigh (V) Pont-Abhann, Beal-Easa
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Fadó in Éirinn is í sgioból a bhíodh na páistí ag foghluim a gceacht no amuigh fe'n aer. Ní bhíodh aca chun sgríobhadh ach píosa de cípín lasta, nuair a bhíodh sé múchta no píose de shean-phíopa. Do sgríobhaidís ar slinnte. Do bhí ar na paistibh leat-phighinn a thabhairt do'n máighistir gach lá. Bi'n é an págh a geibhedh sé.
Bhí sgoil scairte i nGort agus i nGríanán. Níor chuala mé ce'n t-ainm a bhí ar na múinteoíri mar stróinseírí dob ead iad. Ní chomhnaidead na múinteoirí ins an teach céadna gach oidhche ach d'fanadh sé oidhche i ngach tigh in-a raibh páiste agus ar feadh cuid de'n oidhche do bhidís ag múineadh na gceact do's na paistibh.
Ins an am sin ní raibh aon cathaoir ná deischeanna ins na sgoileanna ach do gheibhidís blocai móra de gúis-portaigh agus shuidheadh na páisti ar na blocaibh sin. Do shuidheadh na múinteoirí ar bhloc eile ós chomhair na bpáiste.

Cuir an t-Athair O Conaire an sagart pharroiste Eadar Gabhail a lán sgoileanna scairte ar bun, chuir se ceann ar bun i Leat Árdaín agus ins an ceann sín fuair an t-Ard Easbog Sean Mhic Eíl cuid da chuid oidceacais. Bhíodh an t-Athair
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This man lived in Grellagh. Owing to his crop failing one season, his cattle were seized as rent.
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You coild not get 2 sipplies the one day. Four of those were in the district.
1. In McGarrigles, Castlegal
2, " Cliffoney
3. " Mullaghmore
4. " McGowans, Carns.
When times improved the meal stopped and the schoolmaster,
Edward McGlain, who then had only a mud cabin, was given this house, as a school, McGarrigle been given a piece of land in Carns. Later he was changed to Mullaghmore and a Mrs. McIntyre came there. (She) From her are they present McIntyres descended; they live at Bunduff Bridge and own the fishery rights (salmon)
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During the Famine he gave out meal to help those in distress.
Palmerston's Meal.
Opposite the present Castlegal Boys' School is an old house. This was once a school and previous to this the residence of Eddie McGarrigle. It was here where the boiler was., and where the Indian Meal porridge was given out. It was McGarrigle's work to have it ready.
To obtain meal one had to go to the Parish priest or Schoolmaster and obtain ticket. Then he went to McGarrigle and got one porringerful for each person in the house.
It was given out once a day only.
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1. The donkey when calling her we say poosh poosh.
2. The cow when calling her we say puidhy and when driving her we say"how, how
3. The horse when calling him we say poosh poosh,
4. The sheep when calling the sheep we say "Chep, chep."
5. The goat when calling her we say "Jenn, jeen."
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sign of rain.
9. When there is thunder it is the sign of fine weather.
10. When there is a swarm of midges in the evening it is the sign of rain.
11. When there is a blue sky it is the sign of rain.
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Nior fhás na prátaí ins an gceanntar seo ins an droch-saoghal mar do thóg na daoine na sgiollaín as an gcré. Bhí duine i nGríanan uair amháin agus maidean amhain ní raibh aon rud le n-ithe aige agus céárd a rinne sé ach dul amach agus a lán sgiollan a thógaint as an gcré agus dit sé iad. Nuair a bhí sé ag teact amach treasna claildhe na paírce do thuit se agus fuair se bás.
Bhí fear agus a bhean céile ag gabhail ar an mbótar lá agus bhí an ocras ortha. Connaic siad turnipi i bpaírc agus thógadar seacht gcinn. Nuair a fritheadh an duine a thóg na turnaipi as an bpairc cuireadh seacht mbliadhain priosúnacht air.
Tá áit ag bun an chnuic ar bhóthar Gríanain in a bhfuair bean bas leis an ocras. Tá sí curtha i bpaírc atá ar thaobh an bóthair. Tá dhá chloich ins an dtalamh annsoin agus deireann na sean daoine go bhfuil se curtha faoi na clochaib sin. Is le Mícheál Gearactaig an pháirc sin annois. Is féidir é a feicéal on sgoil seo..
Tá ait eile ar bóthar Grianan ar a tugtar "Carraig an Fhéir Gorta" mar bhí fear a teacht abaile o'n baile mór nuair a fuair se bás leis an ocras. Tá se curtha fe an gcarraig sin agus an duine a siubhalann ar an gcarraig sin geibeann se an "feir gorta".

Tug Eogan Mac Cormaic na sgealta seo dhom. Ta se 74 bliadain d'aois agus ta se beó fós.
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The primroses are to be seen here and.
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On New Years day the daylight lengthens as far as a cock's crow carries. When oak trees bend with snow in January, good crops may be expected January 14 will be either the coldest or the wettest day of the year.
A January spring is worth nothing. As long as the birds sings before Candlemas, so long will it wail after it.
February
All the in the year will curse a fair February.
As long as the sunbeams comes in on Brigids Day, the snow comes before May Day.
On Candlemas Day throw a candle away.
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Oh Mother are you sleeping
No son, but I am dreaming
What are you dreaming of?
I am dreaming that you are tearing, wearing, wailing nailed to a Cross and a Crown of Thorns on Your head.
That is a very good dream Mother and whoever says it three times going to bed shall never see the the Gates of hell but are sure that the Gates of Heaven shall be open to to him.
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Dear brother
I hope you will excuse me for delaying to write so long.
And while I am at leisure I will compose a song.
Among those lads and lasies great changes I have seen.
Since I left my happy birthplace old charming Beencuineen.
II
It was at the fair of Causeway many a pleasant day I spent.
And now I am so far away, but I must be content.
It was in April '63 on board the European.
I bid farewell to Causeway and like-wise to Beencuineen.
III
I often walked by that spring well where runs the water spout.
Around to Poll na thairve where the tide rolles in and out
I often romed along the strands
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Tá rinnceóir maith in-aice na h-áite seo Doimnic O Nádraigh atá mar ainm air. Tá sé ar an rinnceóir is féarr thart timceall na h-áite seo. Uair amháin do bhí bí sé ag obhair le ceoltóir in At-Luain. Aon lá amháin do thosuigh sé ag rinnce agus do bhí sé chomh maith sin ag rinnce is do thug an fear béidhlín do. Agus ta an béidhlín aige fos. Is minic do chonnaic mé é. Tá fear eile ar a tugtar Míceal O Nádraig í nGríanán. Tá sé in-a rinnceóir maith freisin agus Míceal Mac Eil i Largan, sin beirt fear eile atá go maith ag rinnce.
Tá Míceal O Nádraig agus Padraig Mac Seambarsac beirt fir maithe siubal. Téigeann siad go dtí a baile mór, ocht míle o'n a dteach i leath uair. Tá fear eile ar a tugtar Eoghan Mac Cormac agus nuair a bhí sé og téigheadh sé go dtí an baile mór timceall naoi míle o'n a theach agus bíodh se ins an mbaile mór agus a dinnéar ithe aige i-n-uair go leith.
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2020-05-31 00:14
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They had to get up and remove the parts again.
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2020-05-31 00:13
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cover you at all." He got the shovel and began throwing in clay on the policeman to keep him warm.
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2020-05-31 00:12
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changed back into an egg. The leipreacán said to her you were not satisfied with what you got from me so you got nothing.
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2020-05-31 00:08
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in good condition. It is very seldom that people get gold in places like this and when they do they do not live long. If anybody visited it even nowadays they would be liable to meet with the wicked woman.
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2020-05-31 00:07
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Rushed forth like a hero and died on the shore.
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2020-05-31 00:07
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Down by the Shannon it roars like a canon.
The waves rise like mountains as the tide it flows in
It was there Aero Lyons fought his struggle for freedom
He proved true to old Ireland and the boys from Kilflynn.
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Its well I remember when his hero's were murdered
The bold Shea and Tuomey lay cold in their clay
Shanahan died and the brave hero wounded Sad is their story in Eire to day.
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Three days and three nights in the cave they held fighting.
Till hunger at last had made them give o'er.
And brave Aero Lyons (for) for to save his companions
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2020-05-31 00:06
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Nobody was ever heard to look for the Treasure afterwards.
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2020-05-30 23:57
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There are several fairs held in Ennis
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2020-05-30 23:52
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Far from the town of Galway
Their passage they did take
Our ninety-eight brave passengers
They met a watery grave.
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The Captain cries "All hands on deck
Do not go down to sleep,
For I really think by the looks of it
We'll soon lie on the deep."
The above lines were composed by a man from North Clare. Who he was I do not know. There were a good many verses in the poem, but these are the only two my father remembers. they were printed in one of the papers at the time of the wreck of the Ship Edmund.
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2020-05-30 23:43
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aca féin.
Má tá fuigill faoistin nó dearmad aifreann do coimlíonad breitheamh aitrighe. Lafú ar a bpianta meadú ár a nglóire luct creideamh an domhain d'iompó ar an staidhtheart chun glóire Dé agus leis an anam suimhneas siorruighe na Flaitheas go bfaghadgach anamh i bpurghóireacht.
Paidie na Sgaball
Go mbeannuig Dia dhíobh a lucht na sgaball. Ní ligfid faillighe i n-uair gcáis. Is mairg ariamh a bhí gan caraidh. Is é ina luighe ar beabhaid a bhais.
Peacad boct gan céill me.
Ná déan breag le Mhuire.
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2020-05-30 23:36
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and kitchens were made of earth.
All the houses were thatched with straw, and scraws on the roof inside the thatch. The people had no cranes like they have now adays for hanging the pots over the fire, but crooks. It was laborious work trying to lift them up and down.
The furniture of the kitchen consisted of a dresser, a table, and a coop for the hens.
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2020-05-30 23:32
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The houses of long ago were different to the houses we have now. They were built of stone and yellow earth they were very small they had only one chimney in the gable and a small window to show them light.
The poor people had no room so they had a bed in the house called a settle bed. The rich people had one room and a kitchen. In every house they had a big door, and a small one called the half-door. The floors of the rooms
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2020-05-30 23:27
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and then they made large balls of thread out of it.
Then they took the thread to the weaver to make coarse and fine linen of it. They made shirts handkerchiefs, and fine tablecloths out of the fine linen. They made sheets out of the coarse linen. They were very serviceable and they were thick and heavy to wash them.
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2020-05-30 23:24
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Long ago everyone in Ireland grew flax. When it was ripe they cut it with hooks, then they made it into sheaves, and they put it into bog holes for eight or nine days, they then took it up on a bank to dry and left it there for two days.
Then they brought home the flax and put it over the fire to be dried. When it was dry they pounded it then they had a hackle and hackled it. Then they cloved it with a cloving tongs, then they spun it into thread with a spinning wheel.
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2020-05-30 23:20
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As I went through a wood. I picked up something good to eat it was neither fish, flesh nor bone and I carried it home until it ran alone.
An egg.
Twenty four white horses tied to the stall, up came a red one and licked them all.
Your teeth and tongue.
A little brown cow tied to a stall, she drinks all around her, and eats nothing at all
A lamp.
A houseful and a roomful and you could not catch a
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2020-05-30 23:18
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spoonful
Smoke.
Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat and anyone that is here could not guess what is that
A pipe
As I went up a slippery gap I met my uncle Davy I cut off his head and left his body easy.
A head of cabbage
What precious stones covers an entrance
A gate
Londonderry, Cork and Kerry spell me that without a K.
That
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2020-05-30 23:15
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without having their breakfast eaten, then they would come in, and eat it about nine oclock.
When they came in every evening from the garden after a hard day's work, the women of the house would have a table of potatoes prepared before them and sour milk, they say that the old people were stronger than the people now a days.
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2020-05-30 23:13
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Many years ago when the olden people had no tea to drink as they have now adays, they used potatoes, salt, and sour milk.
Sometimes when they would make the barrel about once a week, they kept the butter for the (skim) potatoes, and also the skim milk . Every Friday they had some fish for their dinner.
Every morning they would get up about six or seven oclock, then they would go out to the garden working
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2020-05-30 22:43
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possible. "Reading Made Easy" was the name of the English book. What writing was done was done with a quill pen.
The pupils were seated around the teacher and whenever a shower came they went in shelter in the hedge. The farmer used invite the teacher to the cow house. A blackboard was not used except in very rare occasions. The teacher remained nearly all his life in one district.
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2020-05-30 22:41
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In olden times there was a hedge school in the townland of Droumsullivan and Coomleigh. The one in Droumsullivan was held in the house of James O Shea and he was one of the teachers who taught in these schools. His wife, a well-known and well-liked little woman was called "Máire Shéumais". She was also
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2020-05-30 22:39
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In olden times there was a hedge school in the boundary of Coomlea, but they did not exist in my district at any time. The local name for it was a hedge school. It was held in the open. The teacher's name was James O'Shea. He was not a stranger.
The hedge school used to be held in the farmer's houses of those who could afford it, and all the neighbours used to gather together and learn the alphabet. In Winter the teacher's lodged in the houses. In Summer the parent of each pupil used to keep them two or three days every week in his house.
They got no cash in payment but in Summer one of the pupils parents would give them a coat or waistcoat and another a pair of woollen stockings Reading, writing, and quotations of latin were taught. Irish was spoken by ninety five per cent of the population especially in mountainy districts.
It had no need to be taught as it was spoken. The teacher's attitude towards Irish and Irish culture was to translate the Irish into English when and where
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2020-05-30 22:33
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from the north and west signifies dry weather. Wind from the east brings snow, and wind from the south indicates rain. When rain is approaching the old people grumble that their corns and chillblains are sore.
Dust on the roadway is a sign of dry weather. When the insects are creeping along the roads it is a sure sign of wet weather. The robin comes into the house when snow is coming on. When fog is on Mullagh Méise and Eoghain Hill is clear, it is a sign of bad weather.
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2020-05-30 22:30
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In wet weather the insects go in shelter under the leaves, but the spider travels at the approach of rain. If the sulphur of fire substance turns blue, it denotes rain. The cows are sleepy, when bad weather is approaching. Waterfalls are very noisy when the weather changes. The smoke goes up straight from the chimney in dry weather, and when it is curling going up from the chimney it is a sign of rain. The light of the turf fire turns blue, when bad weather is approaching.
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2020-05-30 22:26
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There are numerous local beliefs as regards to the weather. Red clouds in the west signify dry weather. A copper or yellow sunset foretells rain. The circle around the moon, and a large cloud which rises in the western sky is a sure sign of rain. Wind
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2020-05-30 22:24
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There are various indications as regards to the weather. When rain is approaching, the south-west wind is blowing, the soot falls from the chimney and the spider creeps from his cobweb. The birds fly low, and the rooks float instead of flying. The gulls are to be seen picking worms on the surface.
When the start twinkle, they denote cold rain or frost especially when the wind is from the north. The rain is bad for dogs because they cannot pick up the scent of other animals. When rain is approaching, the dogs eat grass. If there is a red sky, and if the red rises it is a sign of rain, but if the red sinks it is a continuation of fine weather.
When the air is thin, it indicates rain. The rocks will show a certain moisture when rain is approaching. In dry weather the whirlwinds gather the dust into little clouds, but if rain is approaching this will change. The waterfalls sound loud and dull, but they sound shrill and clear, when fine weather is approaching.
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2020-05-30 22:18
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up, it is a sign of settled weather, but if it goes down it is a sign of bad weather.
If there is a ring around the moon or if it is turned upside down, it is a sign of broken weather. When winged-ants are to be seen along the roads in Summer, it is a sign of great heat. When large numbers of sea-birds are to be seen hovering very low over the sea, it is a sign of bad weather and rough seas.
The southern and western winds bring the most rain to our district. When the rivers make great noise it is a sign of rain. When the sound of the train is to be heard at a good distance away, it is a sign of rain and when the rocks shine it is a sign of rain. When the stork flies east, it is a sign of fine weather but when she flies west, it is a sign of rain.
When there is fog on Mullagh Méise, it is a sign of rain. When the Jack Snipe is to be heard it is a sign of frost.
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2020-05-30 22:09
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6. As round as an apple as plump as a ball, it climbs over churches and steeples and all.?
Ans:- The sun.
7. When is a cow not a cow.?
Ans:- When she is turned into a meadow.
8. Forty sheep went in a gap, forty more went after that, six and seven twice eleven, three and two, how much is that.?
Ans:- five.
9. When is a cook very angry.?
Ans:- when beating eggs and whipping cream.
10. What living creature goes to bed with his shoes on.?
Ans:- A horse.
11. Which man in the army wears the biggest cap.?
Ans:- The man with the biggest head.
12. What kind of fish does a man out of work want.?
Ans:- A plaice. (place).
13. What is it that has many eyes yet its always blind.?
Ans:- a potato.
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9. Why does a hen cross a road?
Ans- To get to the other side.
10. What can live inside a fire?
Ans- A live coal.
11. Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle and hard all round.
Ans- A bed.
12. How would you make a slow horse fast?
Ans :- To tie him to a pole.
13. Why is a fishing rod like a railway?
Ans- Because it is no good without a line.
14. Why was Adam a good runner?
Ans- Because he was first in the human race.
15. What has many eyes but no nose?
Ans- A potatoe.
16. What beats a good wife?
Ans- A bad husband.
17. What is the difference between a cat and a book?
Ans- A cat has its tail outside and a book has its tale inside.
18. What side of a cup is the handle in?
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8. Why are bakers very self-denying.?
Ans :- because they need what they sell. (knead)
9. Why is a washer woman like a navigator?
Ans :- because she spreads her sheets, crosses the line and goes form pole to pole.
10. Why is a church-steeple like an orange?
Ans :- because a peel comes from each.
11. What meat is never cheap.?
Ans :- Deer-meat.
12. Who killed the fourth part of the people of the world?
Ans :- Cain when he killed Abel.
13. What is the best site for a lunatic asylum?
Ans :- the Scilly Isles.
14. What is the most modest piece of furniture?
Ans :- the clock, because it covers its face with its hand and it is always running itself down.
15. Patch upon patch without any stitches, if you'll guess me that riddle, I'll buy you a breeches.?
Ans :- A head of cabbage.
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2020-05-30 21:41
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the father the other.
When the mother and father saw them they were delighted and after a while the boy told them he was their brother all the time so they lived happy ever after.
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2020-05-30 21:40
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He brought seven horses and carriages and then he went his way.
When he reached the crossroads the seven years were up and there he found his six other brothers sitting waiting for him.
They did not know him so they stopped him and asked him did he see their other brother. They then told him how they set out to seek their fortune and that they agreed to meet in seven years time at the crossroads and that they were waiting on their younger brother but they thought him dead.
The boy said he would help them so he brought them into a shop and bought them anything they liked and gave them a purse of gold each and a horse and carriage.
He then asked them to bring him to their house and they said they would.
When they reached the farm they went into the house and the father was sitting one side of the fire grey and old and
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2020-05-30 21:36
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stairs armed with hammers hatches and other tools to kill the boy.
The boy who was sitting at the fire jumped up and said "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost" what can I do for you good man and then the voice answered "I have waited for three hundred years for that prayer" I will tell you the story. Three hundred years ago I was murdered in this house and I was badly in need of that prayer. You are the first boy to say it. I will go now and I shall never haunt this house again. With this he left.
Next morning when the man knocked he was very surprised to get an answer.
He gave him a big crock of gold and plenty of money. So to make sure the ghost would never come again he stood another twelve months in the house.
Then he bid them farewell and set out for home
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2020-05-30 21:33
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said Good night and left.
The boy sat at the fire till about nine o clock. Then he got up and started to get ready his supper. The night was very dark and lonely but the boy was not afraid.
Twelve o clock was striking and the boy sat down to eat his supper. He heard footsteps coming down the stairs and when he looked he saw a big tall man standing beside him. The boy said "Wont you have some potatoes." The man sat down at the table and never spoke but ate the potatoes. When he was finished he got up and walked across the floor and up the stairs again.
Next morning when the man came he knocked the door and said "Are you alive young man." He said what his to stop me and the same thing happened the second night.
On the third night the Lord left thinking he would never see the boy again. So at twelve o clock the ghost came down the
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out alive would get a crock of gold.
So the boy set out and reached the house in three years time. He went up to the door and knocked at it. When the owner of it came the boy asked him did he want anyone to work for him.
The man said No but that he wanted someone to sleep in the house for three nights. He told him that the house was haunted and he would give any money to get rid of the ghost.
The boy said he would sleep in it. The man told him that hundreds of men did but on the third morning they were all found dead on the floor. He brought him up to a room and showed him the hundred bodies of men that the ghost killed. He gave the boy his tea and then he and his wife prepared to go but before he left he told him he would come in the morning and knock the door and say "young man are you alive." He then
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2020-05-30 21:26
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Once upon a time a smith and his wife lived together in the bad times. They were very poor and they had no way of getting on. One day as he was sitting down in his forge pondering over times a strange man walked into him and said "You seem to be in great trouble, if you comply with my wishes I will make you a rich man, you will have to give yourself up to me after seven years. I am the devil I will give you three wishes and anything you wish for you will get it". Before leaving he left a chair he said that anybody who would sit on it would stick to it and could not leave it without his wishes. I am now leaving you and I will call again this day seven years". The smith got to be a very rich man. All his undertakings went very well for him. At the end of the seven years the strange man turned up and he was very anxious for a chat with the smith. The smith being very busy at the time told him to sit on the chair for a while and then he would be talking him. He sat on the chair but the smith told him that he could not stop on it. He begged and implored of the smith to relieve him and if he would he
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2020-05-30 21:16
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About 90 years ago there was a hedge-school in Ardloher on the farm which Patrick McKeon now owns. The farm belonged to Master Canning at the time that the school was there. Master Canning was a trained teacher and he taught English, Arithmetic, Geography and History.
On account of he being a good teacher, a school was built for him on his own land in the year 1857.
Each pupil had to pay 1 D per week. The 1st book which a pupil used was the Primer. The second book was Ridamideasy. The 3rd book used was 1st Sequel. The 4th book used was 2nd Sequel. The 5th book was 3rd Sequel. The 6 and last book used by a pupil was The Universal.
No pupil got a copybook until he was eligible for the 3rd Sequel. Before that time he had to write on a slate with a slate-pencil. The pupil used gooses' quills when writing on their copybooks. They placed their copybooks on their knees when writing in the hedge-school. They had Desks in a school that was built.
When Master Canning retired his successor was Master Peter Healy who taught in Cloone afterwards. When he left Ardloher School Master Patrick McGowan took it in hands. Each of the 3 teachers was living in the Parish of Cloone. The School went down in the year 1887 because most of the pupil went to Adoon School. The ruins of it are still to be seen. They are quite near Hugh Prior's house.
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2020-05-30 21:05
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There was an old school in the townland of Adoon in former times but it came to a violent end in the famine years. It was situated near where Adoon School now stands.
The children were taught in the open air in the Summer and in a byre in the Winter. Michael Bohan and James White were the men who taught and although those men were natives of the district in which they taught still they had no fixed abodes, and on that account they had to live on the hospitality of their friends.
Learning was greatly prized in those days and each farmer was glad to keep them every second week.
The subjects taught were Reading and Spelling and the books used were “Reading made easy” and “The double spelling book”. They wrote on their knees and the ink which they used was made from roots of flaggers parboiled intermingled with soot. The pupils were arranged on benches of earth or stones. In those days the teachers were paid by their pupils.
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2020-05-30 21:00
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Peter Gannon was one of the strongest men in the townland. He was noted for his strength in throwing weights and carrying loads.
John Welsh walked to Strandhill which is (?) miles away. Pat Reynolds travelled all over Ireland to fairs and other events.
James and John McCabe walked to Swanlinbar to a fair. When they reached their destination which is 20 miles away John said that his shoe was hurting him and on looking in it he found a large tablespoon and a spool of thread. They were noted dealers in old cows and on one occasion (when) they were buying a cow, James opened her mouth to examine her teeth and John stood behind at her tail. He asked James could he see him and of course James said he could. Such was their custom for getting cows cheap. This was one of their many adventures.
The best mowers in Cornagher were, Thomas Bohan, Felix McCartan, John Tiernan and Pat Tiernan. Either of them could mow more than an English acre.
The only dancer in Cornagher in former times was Denis Gallogly. Felix McCartan used to sing "The boys of Wexford" and "Michael Dwyer". Denis Gallogly used to sing. "The wearing of the green" and Robert Emmett. Mrs E Tiernan is and was a great storyteller.
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2020-05-30 20:59
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About a hundred years ago a man was hanged in Rathdowney for being a Croppy Boy. He was hanged by the High Sherriff from Portlaoighise. He was hanging for two hours before he died, and during that time the Sherriff had his back turned to him and was reading a news paper.
When he was dead he was thrown into teh grave and roast lime was thrown on top of him so that his flesh boiled up.
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2020-05-30 20:56
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Mr. Lowe lived at Kilshane House near Tipperary town which is now occupied by the Holy Ghost Fathers. He owned a reformatory school and took in boys and girls and taught them as protestants (These reformatories are locally known as "birds nests".) In his younger days he was so poor that he was compelled to go around from place to place hawking goods in a basket. The basket is in the hall yet in in memory of what he sold. By this means he raised to become an English rent warner and after that he became sub-landlord. Then Mr. Lowe was given a big estate in Kilshane. There were several tenants under his power. There was a poor widow who had a small cabin on a portion of his lands. She was compelled to pay rent each week to her master. After a while she became so poor that she was not able to do so. She went to Mr. Lowe asking him to have pity on her., but he would not listen to her and she was evicted from her cabin and had to go for shelter on the side of the road. On the day of the eviction she cursed him. She said that on the day of his burial that the horses would fail to
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2020-05-30 20:55
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When the hills look near and when the fog comes down the mountains and when we see a fairy blast we may also expect rain.
Weather gulls foretell showery or broken weather. An early rainbow foretells that the evening will be wet. "The rainbow in the morning is the shepherd's warning and the rainbow at night is a shepherd's delight.
The wind id most frequently in the South and the people in Clonmeen then say that the wind is from Bawnaughra and those in Graigue say that it is from Castlepierce, It rains from the fur cardineal points in broken weather.
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2020-05-30 20:50
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When the sun goes down watery tis a sign that we are going to have rain.When there is a circle far away from the moon in fine weather it is also a sign that we are near a change. When the stars fall from the sky and the clouds look dark and move fast it is also a sign of rain. When we see a rainbow on a Saturday night we are going to have a showery week.
The south wind brings the most rain and the west wind brings a storm. When the swallows fly low it is a sign we are near rain and also when the plovers come near the gate. The cat lies near the fire and tears with her paws and the dog eats grass and looks very lazy. An other sign is the sheep start to graze very early and the cattle run through he fields with tails on their backs.
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2020-05-30 20:49
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went to the middle of the field they heard a cry. They stood to listen, and when they did it stopped too. They went on, and they cry followed them. They were not able to go home, and they sat down on a ridge, and waited till morning came.
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2020-05-30 20:47
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There was a man living in this townland and one night there came a knock to the door.
He went out, and he saw nothing. When he came in the knock came again. He went out a second time, and saw nothing. The knock came a third time and when he went out he heard the cattle lowing, and when he went to the byre the stakes were pulled, and the cattle were all out.
Another man was coming from his ceilidhe one night, and he wanted to light his pipe and had no way to light it.
He was going across fields, and he started to run down a little hill to get home quickly to light his pipe. When he was at the foot of the hill he saw a fire before him.
He went down on one knee to light his pipe, and as soon as he did the fire disappeared.
Two men were coming from a fair, and it was about 9 o'clock at night. When they were coming near home they took into the fields and went into a potato field. When they
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maith go leor arsa fear an toighe osta. D'imthigh an buachaill bo agus a thri chomhraduidhe na bhaile.
Thainig siad chuig an bhuachaill bo la ar na bharach arais agus d'fhiafruigh siad de caide a ghlacfadh se ar a hata. Dubhairt seisean gur cead punt a ghlacfadh se air. Thug siad cead punt do air agus thug siad leobhtha e. Thainig siad chuige la ar na bharach arais agus d'iarr siad air a ghabhail fa choinne "tract". Chuaidh se leobhtha. D'iarr fear de na h-uaisle an deoch agus nuair a bhi an deoch olta tharraing se an sean hata amach as faoi a chota agus dubhairt se, "This aul hat will pay for all". Ni iocfaidh leoga arsa maighistir an toighe osta.
Shil siad nach rabh maith ar bith ins an t-sean hata nios mo agus chuaidh siad na bhaile. Nuair a bhi an buachaill bo amuigh ar maidin la ar na bharach thainig siad chuige ag iarraidh a gcuid airgid agus thug siad an sean hata do. Dubhairt an buachaill bo nach rabh an t-airgead aige anois, agus nuair a thainig siad arais chuige la ar na bharach ni rabh se feiceal agus cha'n fhacaidh siad e on la sin go dti an la indiu.
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maith go leor arsa fear an toighe osta. D'imthigh an buachaill bo agus a thri chomhraduidhe na bhaile.
Thainig siad chuig an bhuachaill bo la ar na bharach arais agus d'fhiafruigh siad de caide a ghlacfadh se ar a hata. Dubhairt seisean gur cead punt a ghlacfadh se air. Thug siad cead punt do air agus thug siad leobhtha e. Thainig siad chuige la ar na bharach arais agus d'iarr siad air a ghabhail fa choinne "tract". Chuaidh se leobhtha. D'iarr fear de na h-uaisle an deoch agus nuair a bhi an deoch olta tharraing se an sean hata amach as faoi a chota agus dubhairt se, "This aul hat will pay for all". Ni iocfaidh leoga arsa maighistit an toighe osta.
Shil siad nach rabh maith ar bith ins an t-sean hata nios mo agus chuaidh siad na bhaile. Nuair a bhi an buachaill bo amuigh ar maidin la ar na bharach thainig siad chuige ag iarraidh a gcuid airgid agus thug siad an sean hata do. Dubhairt an buachaill bo nach rabh an t-airgead aige anois, agus nuair a thainig siad arais chuige la ar na bharach ni rabh se feiceal agus cha'n fhacaidh siad e on la sin go dti an la indiu.
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A long time ago a man was coming from the fair of Longford with a cow. It was after midnight and the night was very dark. When he was coming along the road he met a funeral and three men carrying a coffin. He was ten miles from his home at this time and the cow refused to move.
They left down the coffin and asked him to help them carry it and he said he was tired and his cow would stray away but they told him that they did not mind about himself or the cow but he would have to help them anyway. When he heard that he got afraid and he helped them carry it.
He walked along with them for miles and when they heard the cocks crowing they left it down and they told him that if they had the fourth person they would not ask him atall. He parted with them then and he thought he never would see the cow again because he was near-sighted but when he returned to the place where he met the funeral to his great surprise the cow was there in the very same place where he left her.
He went home then and he fell very ill and he never went out after night again.
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Lord Massey lived at Suircastle Tower, Goldin, Co. Tipperary. Near the tower there is an old castle which in olden times was a look-out for the tower. It is situated on the left bank of the river Suir one mile from the boundary bridge of Relicmurray and Athassel. At the entrance of the Lord's gate there is a old lodge which was a police barracks in olden days. Lord Massey was a sub-landlord and a very cruel
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with a pink ribbon in it. When the servant came back the priest read for a few minutes from the book and called the old Lord by his name, he began to read again and called his name again and by the third time he called the old Lord appeared in their midst. "Is that you father" asked the priest. "Yes", said the Young Lord. "Where were you when I called you the first time" ? inquired the priest. "I was in hell" answered the Lord. "Where were you when I called you the second time " ? asked the priest. "They were loosing my bonds" responded the Lord. "Where were you when I called you the third time" ? asked the priest. "I was appearing here to you", replied the Lord. "You can remain here until such time as it pleases me to send you away"
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Bhi seandhuine uair amhain agus biodh se amuigh ag buaicheallacht. Bhi uaisle in a gcomhnuidhe ins an ait a rabh se agus bhiodh siad ag cainnt leis gach la. Chaitheamh an fear seo sean hata a bhi uilig strocaighe. Bhi gruaig an fhada air agus bhi si ag fas amach frid an hata ins an ait a rabh na poill air. Bhiodh na h-uaisle ag fiafruigh do cad chuige nach gcuirfeadh se paiste ar an hata.
Chuaidh an fear isteach i dtri toighthe osta agus d'fhag se cuig sgillinge i ngach ceann aca. Thainig na h-uaisle chuige la ar na bharach arais agus bhi failte mhor aige rompa. D'fiafruigh se dobhtha an rachadh siad fa choinne deoch leanna. Thug siad buidheachas do agus dubhairt siad go rachfadh. Chuaidh an triur aca leis an bhuachaill bo go dti an teach osta agus d'orduigh se deoch de'n triur fear uasal. Thug fear an toigh osta deoch de'n triur agus nuair a bhi an deoch olta aca bhuail an buachaill bo a hata sios ar an chuntar agus dubhairt se, "This aul hat will pay for all". Ta sin ceart arsa fear an toighe osta diolfaidhe an sean hata ar a shon.
D'fhag siad an teach sin agus chuaidh siad isteach ins an dara teach osta agus fuair an buachaill bo tri dheoch eile dobhtha agus bhuail se a hata sios ar an chuntar agus dubhairt se, "This aul hat will pay for all". Maith go leor arsa fear an toighe osta. D'imthigh an buachaill bo agus a chuid comraduidhe amach agus chuaidh siad isteach i dteach osta eile. Fuair se tri dheoch leanna agus nuair a bhi sin olta bhain se de a hata agus dubhairt se, " This aul hat will pay for all". Ta sin
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Bhi seandhuine uair amhain agus biodh se amuigh ag buaicheallacht. Bhi uaisle in a gcomhnuidhe ins an ait a rabh se agus bhiodh siad ag cainnt leis gach la. Chaitheamh an fear seo sean hata a bhi uilig strocaighe. Bhi gruaig an fhada air agus bhi si ag fas amach frid an hata ins an ait a rabh na poill air. Bhiodh na h-uaisle ag fiafruigh do cad chuige nach gcuirfeadh se paiste ar an hata.
Chuaidh an fear isteach i dtri toighthe osta agus d'fhag se cuig sgillinge i ngach ceann aca. Thainig na h-uaisle chuige la ar na bharach arais agus bhi failte mhor aige rompa. D'fiafruigh se dobhtha an rachadh siad fa choinne deoch leanna. Thug siad buidheachas do agus dubhairt siad go rachfadh. Chuaidh an triur aca leis an bhuachaill bo go dti an teach osta agus d'orduigh se deoch de'n triur fear uasal. Thug fear an toigh osta deoch de'n triur agus nuair a bhi an deoch olta aca bhuail an buachaill bo a hata sios ar an chuntar agus dubhairt se, "This aul hat will pay for all". Ta sin ceart arsa fear an toighe osta diolfaidhe an sean hata ar a shon.
D'fhag siad an teach sin agus chuaidh siad isteach ins an dara teach osta agus fuair an buachaill bo tri dheoch eile dobhtha agus bhuail se a hata sios ar an chuntar agus dubhairt se, "This aul hat will pay for all". Maith go leor arsa fear an toighe osta. D'imthigh an buachaill bo agus a chuid comraduidhe amach agus chuaidh siad isteach i dteach osta eile. Fuair se tri dheoch leanna agus nuair a bhi sin olta bhain se de a hata agus dubhairt se, " This aul hat wilol pay for all". Ta sin
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In olden times Suircastle, Goldin, Co. Tipperary was occupied by a gentleman of the name of Lord Massey. The present owner of his estate is Major O'Malley who purchased it the estate many years ago from Lady Massey. These Masseys possessed extensive holdings in County Cork. When the Lord referred to in this story died his son, the young lord inherited the property. The parish priest and curate of Goldin lived
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again. They found that they were robbed, they came many times to look for the treasure. It seems that the people who robbed them were dead, before they came and the gold and silver were never found.
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The people who lived in the castle of Ballyheigue long ago, invited some people from England to visit them. They came in a ship and they (came on shore) stopped outside in the bay. Then they came on shore in small boats. When they came to the castle, the Crosbies got their boats and came to rob the ship, which contained a large amount of silver and gold and hit it in some part of the castle.
After a week the people who were in the ship went away
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2020-05-30 19:43
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that is a fair toss. He went and drank it. So he had his drink but went without his clothes.
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2020-05-30 19:42
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Once upon a time there was an old drunkard and he wanted a suit of clothes because his own clothes were very torn.
One day he had two pounds and he was very thirsty. He thought of a plan, he said that he would toss up a penny and if it came a head he would not drink it, but if it came a harp he would drink it. He (thought) threw it up the coin and it came down a head. "That is not a fair toss said he. So he tossed it up again and it came a harp and he said
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by unseen hands to the old Church beneath the waves. The custom continued till the death of a young man whow as the son of a deceased chieftain died. His mother was so broken hearted with grief, that she could not leave the corpse alone. She remained there until midnight and she heard a voice saying to her.
When mortal eyes our work shall spy
When mortal ear our dirge shall hear
The burial of the Cantillons is oer.
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Fé Thuinn, means church beneath the sea and it is said that there is a cemetery beneath the waves at this place. A quaint old story is told about it. In far off days was the burial place of the Cantillon family the original landlords of Ballyheigue, till they were osuted out by the Crosbies. These people seem to have a very strange manner of burying their dead.
The cortege proceeded from the old Castle of the Cantilloins to Múchán na Marbh a rath or mound on the sea shore directly opposite Teampall fé Thuinn inward. The coffin was them placed on the mound and left there, but during the night it was removed
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2020-05-30 19:31
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It is said that in olden times Kerryhead and Brandon formed one peninsula, but after a time the Atlantic waves forced an entrance forming the inlet now known as Ballyheigue Bay.
Old people point out many indications which seem to confirm the story.
On the eastern shore of the Bay, about a mile out from the shore is a place called Teampall Fé Thuinn. This is a long line of white surf which is always visible even when the surrounding waters are quite
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It is said that in olden times Kerryhead and Brandon formed one peninsula, but after a time the Atlantic waves forced an entrance forming the inlet now known as Ballyheigue Bay.
Old people point out many indications which seem to confirm the story. On the eastern shore of the Bay, about a mile out from the shore is a place called Teampall Fé Thuinn. This is a long line of white surf which is always visible even when the surrounding waters are quite tranquil. Now the term Teampall
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got married to him, and they had three children. One day as she was cleaning down the loft she got the wand and when she touched it she became a mermaid again. She ran to the sea and was never heard or seen ever afterwards.
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2020-05-30 19:27
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A Mermaid is supposed to be half a woman and half a fish. One day a man went to the strand fishing and he saw a mermaid on the rocks and she combing her hair. He came behind her and stole away her wand. She then followed him to his house and when she could not find the wand she got to be like any person. The man hid the wand in a loft over the fire.
After a short time she
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or reap the harvest, they should go to Tralee for them on a Sunday as that was the day they came to the market to be hired.
They worked in the morning, for an hour or more before they are their breakfast, and this meal consisted of potatoes and sour milk and then they went to work again. They say that they were strong healthy men.
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2020-05-30 19:23
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Every year in Spring and Autumn men come to Tralee as it is the largest town in Kerry for employment. They stand outside the Church waiting for some man to hire them, and they go to the man who gives them the most wages.
The only belongings they have with them are a spade and some clothes tied in a red cloth swung over the spade.
If any farmer wanted men to dig their potatoes
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It is said that in olden times Kerryhead and Brandon formed one peninsula, but after a time the Atlantic waves forced an entrance forming the inlet now known as Ballyheigue Bay.
Old people point out many indication which seem to confirm the story.
On the eastern shore of the Bay, about a mile out from the shore is a place called Teampall Fé Thuinn. This is a long line of white surf which is always visible even when the surrounding waters are quite
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tranquil.
Now the term Teampall fé Thuinn, means church beneath the sea, and it is said that there is a cemetry beneath the waves of the place.
A quaint old story is told about it. It states that this was the burial place of the Cantillon family. These people did not bury their dead as the other people did. The funeral procession proceeded from the Castle, and went its lonely way until it reached Múchán na Marbh. The coffin was placed on a flag of red sand stone, and left there until midnight and
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unseen hands took it out to the Church beneath the waves called Teampall Fé Thuinn.
This manner of burial continued until the son of a chieftain died. His mother was so broken hearted with grief, that she could not leave the corpse alone. She remained there until midnight and she heard a voice saying to her.
When mortal eyes our work shall spy
When mortal ear our dirge shall hear
The burial of the Cantillons is oer.
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"They named you Gypsy - You were no such thing, But Irish as the soil where rests your head. A king! Ay sure! and every inch a king,
And now you're dead.

"The roving blood of Scythia is in your veins, The hedge your shelter, and the hearth your bed. Who'll fill your vacant place or who remains,
Now that you're dead?
"Not one remains can take on or keep your place, Your Caste's romance with you last chief is sped, But broken brúscar is your age old race
Since you are dead.

"Remote from you the cant of knaves and tools, Their shams and formulas in falsehood bred, Their pharisaical [?] and their rules.
Pity you're dead.

"The mountain man will caoin departed days when he beholds your tribe by seafóids led, He'll trill no more to your great Gaelic Phrase,
His grief your dead.

"Rest light on his bones Leag's Ancient sod. And Christ, who had not where to lay your head, Remember not his faults dear son of God and Mother Mary pray for all the dead."
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2020-05-30 19:00
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Black Trench is a flat swamp.
Horse Park is a field where Robison reared horses.
The Bottoms is a low flat swampy field.
Horse Barrack is a field where Robison trained horses.
Robinson was a landlord his estate was sold out and he is dead now.
Barrack Plantation is a little wood. Until twenty five years a Barrack was held in the house near that wood. The house is a Public House now.
Creagán na gCoilleac is a round hilly field with bushes growing in it on the top.
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Tuan is a swampy field.
Bor na Fáinne is a swampy field.
Baile na bPuica is a small wood.
Leine na h-Abann is a field with a river running through it.
Cúlán is a small field beside a road.
Caolaín is a narrow field.
The Well Field is a field where a blessed well is situated.
The Rock Field is a field with a rock where Mass was said in the Penal times.
Lócán is a small lake.
Currach Grádna is a low level swamp.
Paircín na Rodaí is a small hard field near the road.
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Killeen's Garden
Black Trench
Horse Park
The Bottoms
Horse Barrack
Creagán na gCoilleac
Roinn Mhór is a big field. Gardín Línne is a swampy place where flax was steeped in the olden times.
Pairce Bhán is a hill with grayish grass growing in it.
Paircín na gCaora is a small field and is good for growing grass.
Paircín Scáil is a low field with heath growing in it.
Paircín Difírs is a flat swamp.
Paircín na mBeac is full of bees every Summer.
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Roisin [?] - Thomastown = Village
Cnoch-Buidhe = Village
Roinn Mhór
Gardín Línne
Pairc Bhán
Paircín na gCaoira
Paircín Scáil
Paircín na Scoile
Paircín Difírs
Paircín Caol
Paircín na Mbeach
An Tuar
Bor na Fáinne
Baile na bPúice
Leinne na h-Abann
An Cuiláin
An Caolaín
Brennan's Garden
The Well Field
The Rock Field
An Locán
Barrack Plantation
Corrach Grádna
Paircín na Ródaí
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There lived near Feakle a man known as Michael McMahon. He was known as the "Jobber" for he always attended the fairs of the County Clare. On the third of November as he was strolling home from the fair of Scariff he heard the rattling noise of wheels in the distance. He was overjoyed thinking it was his friend Paddy O'Driscoll and that he would have a seat home. At last he saw a coach and four coming towards him. The horses had no heads nor either had the driver. The coach passed him out and turned in the direction of the grave-yard. Michael got very frightened and he turned into a farm house which was near by. On telling them his story they told him that the carriage was to be seen everytime that a member of O'Driscolls died. Michael found out that Paddy had died and he knew that the coach was bringing him to the graveyard.
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blades of grass on the wart then bury the grass - As the grass withers the wart will wither. If you put a fasting spit on the wart for nine mornings the wart will go away.
To cure the sting of the nettle rub a dock leaf on the sting. This will not cure the sting but it will ease the pain.
To cure the mumps is to put a pair of donkey's winkers on the who has this disease and let some one drive him into the pig house three times saying the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary.
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The cure of whooping cough is - If a ferret leaves milk behind it give the "leavings" to the child who has the whooping cough and it will cure it. If a pair of the same name get married the wife can cure you by giving you a present. If you meet a person with a Biebald pony by giving you a present he can cure you of the whooping cough. If a God - father buys a red tape and gets it blessed and gives it to whoever has the disease he can cure him.
The cure of warts is - Scoop the heart of a turnip and put salt in it. When the salt dissolves rub the wart withn the dissolved salt every night and before long the wart will die. If you accidently find a snail rub it on the wart three times saying In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost and then put the snail on a thorn. As the snail rots the wart will rot. If you rub three
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Signs of bad weather are:
The floor gets wet.
The meat begins to drop.
The crows fly low.
The swallows fly low.
The soot begins to fall.
Signs of fine weather are:
Mushera capped and Claragh clear,
Denotes fine weather far and near.
The pimper-nell or the poor man's weather-glass opens its petals wide
If the swallows and crows fly high, or if a rain-bow appears in the evening.
Signs of Storm:
Seagulls fly inland
Copper coloured clouds cross the skies.
Pigs start making their beds.
The sky gets dark and red.
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Signs of bad weather are:
The floor gets wet.
The mead begins to drop.
The crows fly low.
The swallows fly low.
The soot begins to fall.
Signs of fine weather are:
Mushera capped and Claragh clear,
Denotes fine weather far and near.
The pimper-nell or the poor man's weather-glass opens its petals wide
If the swallows and crows fly high, or if a rain-bow appears in the evening.
Signs of Storm:
Seagulls fly inland
Copper coloured clouds cross the skies.
Pigs start making their beds.
The sky gets dark and red.
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Three letters spells her name backwards and forwards all the same
Eve
What is it that turns without being touched?
Milk.
What should you do before coming down a stairs?
Go up.
Old Mother Turtchet had but one eye
And a long tail which she let fly
And every time she goes over a ditch
She lets a piece of her tail behind her
A needle of thread
The flour of Ireland and the fruit of Spain
Met together in a shower of rain
Put them together in a bag tie them up with a string
If you'll tell me this riddle I'll give you a ring
Plumpudding
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Make two even parts of eight gallons of whiskey and the measurements you have are a three gallon jar and a five gallon jar?
Fill the 3 gallon jar. Empty it into the five gallon. Fill the three gallon jar again and empty it into the 5 gallon jar. Now the five gallon jar is full. There is 1 gallon in the 3 gallon jar and 2 in the 8 gallon jar. Empty the 5 gallons into the eight gallon jar. Put the gallon out of the 3 gallon jar into the 5 gallon jar. Fill the 3 gallon jar. Empty it into the 5 gallon jar. Now there are 4 gallons in each of the 5 and 8 gallon jars.
What could you throw into a river without wetting it.
Your shadow
What did you ever see soup drank with.?
Your eyes
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Some people say that if a swarm of bees come away from a hive and perch on the roof of a house and stop under the roof for a long time the person that would be living in it would have bad luck. The bees creep under the roof and make sections of honey and then they could stop living there for a long time.
The old people used to say that if a person had a mare horse that would be in foal and if she was carried anywhere for messages with a car and if the person that owns her buys meat and brings it home in the car or take the hide of a cow or any kind of flesh in the car that when the horse would foal there would be something wrong with the foal. He would have turned legs or would not be able to stand
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No. Too bad
If my turkey-cock laid an egg in your yard whom would the egg belong to?
You can have it when it will be laid.
Luke took it in front of him. Paul took it behind him. Biddy Mulligan had it twice in the same place and when she married Paddy Murphy she lost it?
The letter L
Black I am but much admired. Men seek for me until they are tired. I tire the horse but comfort man. Tell me this riddle if you can?
Coal
How long would it take a snail to go to the top of a twenty foot pole if he would go up three feet by day and come down two by night?
18 days
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Adam. He was the first in the human race.
What is the largest room in the world
Room for improvement.
If you fell off a house what is the first thing you would fall against
Your will
I washed my hands in water that never rained or ran. I dried my hands in a towel that was never worn or spun.
Washed in the dew and dried in the sun.
If a herring and a half cost 1 1/2d what would half a herring cost?
A Half-penny.
If a hen and a half laid an egg and a half in a day and a half how many eggs would two hens lay in six days
Did you ever hear the story of the two eggs?
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I got in their for half a crown, well so let you pay our way for us I will if you will give me the half crown the Irish man drank the two half crowns and came back to the men and said to them. I had a tite call. I was very near being late.
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There was a boy named John and his mother and his father did not like it atall. They put him out in the woods to have the wild beats kill him so this lion came up the wood with a torn in his leg. The boy picked the torn out of the lions leg and the lion on his back and the lion walked off to his den and the boy named Jack stayed there for a long time and his mother and father knew that he was with a lion and they tried to get the boy. They got a wild lion in the wood and they starved him for about three weeks and at the end of the three weeks they striped the boy and the lion ran mad to kill him when he saw the boy. He carried the boy to his den
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Adam. He was the first in the human race.
What is the largest room in the world
Room for improvement.
If you fell off a house what is the first thing you would fall against
Your will
I washed my hands in water that never rained or ran. I dried my hands in a towel that was never worn or spun.
Washed in the dew and dried in the sun.
If a herring and a half cost 1 1/2d what would half a herring cost?
A Half-penny.
If a hen and a half laid an egg and a half in a day and a half how many eggs would two hens lay in six days
Did you ever hear the story of the two eggs?
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anyone could not try for it near the kiln when they were burning lime-stone there. People often tried for it when they were burning lime-stone. There are several holes made in the bank around the hole. There is a lot of money in a can and there is about five pounds worth in it altogether. It is unknown whether it is in the two holes or not but the water in one of the holes have it put very far down because the hole is getting deeper as the years pass if it is in that hole. There was never any money found in the district around. Some where near the kiln there were a gold and silver ring put under a stone by a man that was riding a horse from the road to Tullaha and every night there used be four or five fairies dancing around that place at about twelve oclock. Any one could not come to
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What smells most in a Chemist's shop?
Your nose.
Where did the biggest tree in the world grow
Out of the ground
Did you ever see a man with a wooden leg walking without a stick.?
No. His leg was a stick.
Thirty sick/six sheep went out a gap One died how many were left
Twenty nine
What would you fill a barrel with to make it lighter?
Holes
What is it that must be killed before it can be cured?
Bacon.
What is it that must be taken from you before you can get it.?
Your photo-graph.
Who was the best runner in the world
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The Blackwater river is a very treacherous river because the fords move and where it is shallow to-day there may be a deep pool to-morrow.
Once a boy went swimming in the Blackwater behind Keale Bridge and the year before where the boy was swimming the river was very shallow. That year this was a pool about twenty feet deep and the boy was drowned. After many attempts by the Crowley and Doodey brothers the boy's body was brought to the top of the water.
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There is supposed to be a treasure hidden in a mountain which they call Dalys mountain. There is an old house in this Mountain on the bank of the river and there was a man by the name of Daly living in it and it is supposed that it was he put it there. This man was very old and he was living alone.
When the famine was in Ireland he was afraid it would be all taken from him. There is an old kiln in the mountain and there is a big hole all around it and there is another hole about two hundred yards away and it is unknown which of holes it is hidden in. One of the holes is full of water always, and
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there are tall trees growing around them.
There is another fort about a quarter of a mile west from it and it is supposed that the two are connected with each other.
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fort. They used dance upon the level banks. Any one that would pass the road very late at night they would keep him on the road for the night or carry him into the fort until morning and they would put the man to sleep and when he would wake in the morning all the fairies would be gone. The people would get little caps and hats and fifes after the night but they used be afraid to take anything. There are big holes under parts of the bank and if you ran around it you would hear an empty sound in some parts of it especially on the northern side. There are badgers and rabbits living in the holes now. There is a ditch of stone about six feet high and four feet broad running from the road to the bottom of the field on the eastern side and there is no ditch only briers on the northern side. There is a ditch about a feet on the western side. There are five haggards on the western part of the fort and
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It is about fifty yards east from the house and about ten yards from the public road. It is along a stone ditch near the road.
The fort is lifted up from the road on the northern side and is level all around the rest of it. There is a big wide bank of earth and stone around the western and southern and eastern part of it. There is an old road running between the fort and an apple-orchard and little gaps on the bank all around it and a very big gap in the eastern side of it. There are sloes growing up on the bank on the northern and eastern sides and a big tree on the souther side of it and the western side is overgrown with briers and furze. There is good grass growing inside in it and the cows and horses are feeding there every day.
Long ago there used be fairies living there and every night there used be music and dancing in every part of the
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every night when the clock struck twelve in the middle of the night he got up and went out and up the fort where he got very small. One night the man of the house and his son got up after him and followed him up to the fort and as they were coming down to go to bed there was white people inside the ditch throwing stones at them and they ran down to the house and when they went into bed the house became a castle and it was moved up to the fort and sank down into the fort and a rock fell out of the side of the house and was left on top of the fort and it is on top of that rock that the fairies player sits to play for the rest of them when they were dancing.
It is situated in the southern side of the meadow. It is a very big fort and there is a stone ditch around the fort and is said to be the wall of the fort.
Colm Donoghue Killaha age 10 years,
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Cainnt a chualas ó mo shean-athair Pádhraic Ó Reachtaire a aois ceithre sgór bliadhain d'aois.

This is a prayer which every person used say. There was no particular time for saying it but it was never forgotten when people went into a church. It was almost the first prayer every child learned to say from its mother.

"A Dhia atá thuas sa bFlaitheas líon mé le gean ort fhéin.
Cuir in mo chroidhe do ghrádh-sa is na leig ar shiochrán uait mé.
A Mhuire a Mháthair an Aon-Mhic tugaim duit fhéin onóir.
Iarr tuse na grásta go léir dhom agus cuir do brat thart orm le'm chosaint ar bhaoghal go bráth.
A Íosa éist le Do Mháthair atá ag guidhe ar mo shon-sa agus ná iúltuigh a paidreacha a Dhia ró-Thighearna,
Ámén.

This was a prayer which was said when in bed at night. Four corners in my bed four angels on them spread Mathew Mark, Luke and John God bless the bed that I lie on, and if I die before I wake you pray to God my soul to take.
It was the special prayer to be said on that occasion.

My grandfather thinks that there was no special prayer to be said when raking the fire. Sometimes they used make the sign of the cross on the ashes with the tongs before going to bed. When going
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2020-05-30 14:42
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There is a hole in our mountain in Rusheenmore. It is called Log an Airgid. It is about half a mile from our house. It is in a level stretch of land called Coom.
It is said that there was money there. A couple of men went digging it one day to see if they could find any of the money. When they had dug about two feet they came to paving stones. The stones were covering about the size of a house. There is a stream running from Rusheen Lake into it. Of a bad day you could see the water being lifted about ten feet in the air.
The men could not stir any of the stones. They are standing upright in edge. There is an echo in it. If you were near it you could hear it echoing like the sea. There were two trout put into Rusheen Lake one time and they were never seen or found again. It is believed that they went into the hole.
There is an old house about a quarter of a mile
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2020-05-30 14:32
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on a journey they used bless themselves with holy water and ask God to give them a safe journey and a speedy return.

When they heard of an accident or any other danger they used say:- Dia idir sinn agus an Annachain or Cross of Christ between us and harm and danger.

When they heard of a death they used say:- Beannacht Dílis Dé le h-anam na marbh, nó go ndeanfaidh Dia trócaire air.

Before meals they used bless themselves and say "Grace" in English or in Irish as they knew it. They used not say any special prayers at morning or at night.
They used say the rosary at night in Irish. The Irish prayers they said were said in the same way as we say them now.
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2020-05-30 14:25
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ag obair sa Workhouse acht tar éis tamaill cailleadh cuid de na daoine agus deireadh gur de'n min-bhuidhe a fuair siad bás. Deireadh gur tugadh an min-bhuidhe dóibh ionnus go bhfuighfeadh siad bás, mar bhí an biadh ag teastáil uatha féin. In áiteacha eile bhí a lán daoine marbh leis an ocras agus chualamar faoi líon-thíghe go léir a fuair bás de ar thaobh an bhothar. Acht ní raibh sé chomh-dona thart annseo.
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Cainnt a chualas ó m'athair Padraic Breathnach
aois - trí sgór go leith bliadhain.

Bhí níos mo daoine in a gcomhnuidhe ar an mbaile seo ná tá anois, agus bhí ceithre sgór teach in mo bhaile. Lof na sgoilteóga agus níor fhás acht corr-ghas an bhliadhain sin. "Protastúnaigh" agus "Tolers" a chuir na daoine sa bhliadhain ocht gcéad déág is dhá sgór is seacht. Bhain siad na gas a d'fhás. Ch'uile teach cuirfeadh siad acra fataí agus níor fhás, acht ceathrú de ch'uile acra. Fad is bhíos siad ag fás lof siad. Stirapouta min-bhuidhe agus arán coirce bhíodh siad ag ithe in ionad fataí bliadhain an droch-shaoghail. Cuireadh siad ceithre sgailteóga treasna an iomaire troighthe ó chéile.
Bhí siad ag fághail min-bhuidhe ó'n Workhouse i dTuaim. Níor íoc siad ortha, bíodh siad ag fághail in a dheirce.
Fuair siad an síol dara bliadhain ó Scotland. Nuair a bhí siad ag treabadh an dara bliadhain bhíodh clebhín aca ag piocú na bhfataí beaga le h-aghaidh síol.
Cailleadh scór thart anseo leis an ocras, acht níor chaill duine ar bith leis an bhfiabhras, acht cúpla in aice le Tuaim. Ní raibh biadh gann ó shoin. Ní raibh Champínní aca an t-am sin chor ar bith acht ceithre bliadhna in a dhiaidh sin tugadh ó Scotland iad, acht bhí ortha íoc ortha an t-am sin. Chuaidh daoine isteach
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would take nothing except a meal cake saying his mother might want what was left. So he started off and at midday he sat down to eat his dinner and a little robin came up and asket him for the crumbs and he gave a part of his to the robin. Now said the robin you have been kind and generous and your two big brothers were not and a serpent devoured them.
I will give you a magic belt and if you are in any danger "Squeeze the belt and it will bind any enemy no matter how strong heis. John went away delighted and he was employed by a farmer before night. Whenever he was in trouble he did as the robin told him. At the end of the year he went home with all his wages to his mother.
Con Kelly Aneese age 13 yrs
Story told by Mrs D Kelly Aneese Age 56 years
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Maighréád Bhreathnach, Claddach, Leath-Bhaile
A sgríobh ó n-a h-athair

Má tá an ghrian lasta, geal ar maidin, is cosamhaileacht fearthainne é.
Má tá an ghealach ar a chúl is cosamhaileacht fearthainne é.
Má tá na realtóga geal, lasta is cosmhaileacht seaca é.
Má fheiceann tú dubachán taobh ó dtúa is cosmhaileacht fearthainne.
Má tá an tuar ceatha ar maidin is cosamhaileacht fearthainne é.

Má bhíonn fead sa ngaoth is cosmhaileacht fearthainne é.
Má séideann an gaoth ó'n taobh ó dtúa is cosmhaileaht fearthainne é freisin.
Tugann an gaoth a dtúa is mó fearthainne leis.

Má chloiseann tú an chrotach sa bportach is cosmhaileacht fearthainne é.
Má fheiceann tú na preacháin ag deanamh luit is cosmhaileacht droch aimsir é.
Má cloiseann tú na geabhaí raocha is cosmhaileacht seaca é.

Nuair fheiceas tú na bláth, bán ar na sgeachaí i dtús an Bhealtaine cosmhaileacht Samhradh maith é.
Nuair fheiceas tú na geabhaí raotha ag teacht go luath
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till the fairies came on horses.
His wife was the last to pass by and when he went to lift the chain to throw over her he found that he could not lift it for the fairies had put a spell over it so that he could not lift it. So she got away from him.
After a couple of months the man got married again and every morning his first wife would appear and light the fire get ready the breakfast and get ready the children for school. Then she would disappear again.
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2020-05-30 13:30
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Once upon a time near Ardee lived a farmer and his wife. Everytime the farmer would be digging the potatoes his wife would go after him picking them up.
One day when they were out working in the field a fairy came and took the woman away.
The farmer did not know what to do but he had to go home without her.
After a month had passed one day his wife appeared before him and says she "If I have to be got back from the fairies you will have to wait at the gate at the end of the field to night. The fairies will be going to hunt and I will be going to hunt and I will be along with them. When I pass by you throw a chain over me and I will be saved.
That night the man stood at the gate she told him about and had the chain in his hand. He was not long standing there
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"About three miles from Drogheda there is a place called Barrahule there is a stream flowing underneath the road.
"The story is told that when the carts of timber used to come from Ardee to Drogheda at three o'clock each morning the men used to give a young girl a lift on the carts.
"One morning the men killed the girl and put her body in the stream flowing under the road.
"The people sad if you look under the entrance of the stream you could see two candles shining under the water.
"One night a woman was travelling along the Barrahule road at the dead hours of night in a donkey and cart. Suddenly rain began to spill and thunder and lightning. The woman pulled her shawll over her afraid she would get wet. But when she came to the main road the Collon road there was not a drop of rain and no thunder or lightning."
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"A place in Flay Lane there was a Club house every Sunday night people used to go to play cards.
"They used to be alway cursing and swearing and doing other bad things. This night the candle went out and they said to one another. "What will we do now." Some one out side handed a candle in the window.
"After a while a stranger came in and called for a hand at cards so they gave him a hand.
"One man let one of his cards fall on the ground and when he went to lift his card off the ground he saw that the stranger had a club foot. So they all ran for their lives out of the place and never came back to it again"
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"Long ago when Cromwell came to Drogheda he sent a man to take a place near Julanstown called Ballygarth. The man was sorry after for taking the place.
"He rode on a white horse to the place. From that day down to the present day Peppers of Ballygarth have a white horse.
"The last of the Peppers was Colonel Pepper. He was a Colonel in the British army. When he died there was no heir to the place and it came down to a woman whose name was Mrs Dobbon and she had to adopt the name of Mrs Dobbon Pepper"
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but the brother hated it.
"Next morning when they were taking there breakfast the master was saying that they got rid of it this time. Just then the rat appeared.
"The brother lifted up a poker and killed it. Immediately the master fell over the table and said "You have murdered me"
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"Once upon a time there was a ship-wreck at Howth near Dublin and all the crew were drowned but one child who was tied to a raft and was washed ashore.
"She had a blue ribbon round her wrist. A certain man who lived in a castle near-by found the child and he brought her home.
"One day a ship came to take her home. Before she went she gave the master of the castle the ribbon and told him never to take it off.
"The master's wife wondered why he always had the ribbon on his wrist. One night which he was asleep she let if fall into the fire.
"A white rat appeared to the master next morning and he used to follow the master every-where.
"Once the master went to Paris his brother decided to go too. The rat was not with them on the boat and they thought they got rid of him. The master did not mind the rat
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For toothache, a fairly large quantity of mustard is put in a stocking and wound round the face. The person then goes to bed and remains there till the toothache is gone. Sometimes a smoke from an old pipe proves helpful.
Thrush - This is a coating that comes on a baby's tongue. The most common cure for this disease is to get a posthumorus person to blow his breath three times on the ailing tongue.
For rheumatism. The water that celery is boiled in is supposed to be a good cure for Rheumatism.
Parsley is good for Kidney Trouble. Collect some fresh parsley and wash it well. Put it in a vessel and pour boiling water over it. Leave to draw, and then drink the liquid.
Warts are cured by a lotion obtained by steeping alder-berries in buttermilk, andthen applying the liquid to the warts
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2020-05-30 12:54
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In ancient days the most common cure for a 'flu' was a glass of punch. They made this by putting a half glass of whisky into a large glass, adding half a noggin of boiling water and a few lumps of sugar. The sugar is stirred until completely dissolved and then served.
The person is then put to bed, and made stay there till all traces of 'flu' have left.
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1. A Pain In The Back
Long ago people suffering from a pain in the back visited a field situated about the centre of Carlingford.
The person would go to a particular spot in the field and leave a two-pound poh there. He would take a little bit of moss and leave a stone on the spot from which he took the moss. The moss was rubbed on the spot where the pain was. It had to be rubbed on immediately you got it.
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warts would return again
3. Cure For A Sty On The Eye
A person suffering form a sty on the eye can be cured by any boy who meets him in the morning. The cured must be fasting. He picks a thorn from a gooseberry bush and points it towards the sty once every morning for nine mornings in succession, when the eye is supposed to be cured.
4. A Cure For Warts
Warts can be cured by a black snail. The person rubs the snail on the warts. Immediately after he has to put the snail on a haw-thorn bush to die. If the snail dies the wart dies also.
5. Sore eyes are cured at St. Patrick's well, which is situated in the North Commons, Carlingford, in a small field owned by Mr. West who lives in a bungalow close by.
The person afflicted washes his eys in the water from the well and prays to St. Patrick to cure him. Other diseases have been cured at this well also
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1. Whooping Cough can be cured by anyone who has never seen his father. He breathes nine times on the sick person and the disease leaves him. It is also said that a lady who marries a man with the same name as she has herself is able to cure the W. cough. The person who has the ailment has to go to three people who are married to a man with the same name as they have. Each gives the patient a piece of breand and butter to eat. After this the disease is supposed to be cured. Theree are two people in Carlingford who can cure the W. Cough - Mrs. Kevitt who lives in Newry St. and Mrs O Neill - The Square, Carlingford
2. A Cure For Warts
Mrs. Staffod who formerly lived in Carlingford, but now lives in Dundalk, has a cure for warts. She cured several people in Carlingford. The person troubled with the warts went to her house three days in succession. She said some words over the spot where the warts were and sent the person home again. One of the rules of the cure was that the person who was being cured was not to thank the one who cured him or the
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1. A Cure for A Sore Throat
Put a pound of bran on a shovel, hold over fire and roast it. Then put it in a stocking and bandage your throat with it. Do this for a week and at the end of that time your throat will be cured.
2. A Cure For A Sprain
Get some marsh mallow - a weed that grows along the road side. Boil it for two hours and then leave it to cool. In ten minutes it forms a jelly. Rub this on the sprained part.
3. A Cure For Sore Eyes
Get some house leek - it grows on old houses. Boil it for one hour and bathe your eyes with the liquid. Repeat three times for one week.
4. A Cure For Mumps
Put the donkey's winkers on the person affected and lead him in and out to the donkey's stable six times for one week. This is supposed to cure the disease.
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The potatoes are taken out in late September and October. They are taken out with the digger and a pair of horses. Then the potatoes are gathered and put in bags.
Neighbours lend a helping hand to each other in planting and sowing the crop.
Long ago poor used potatoes for starch. They boiled the potatoes until very soft, and drained the water off them. Then they used this water on the clothes, and it acted like starch.
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We grow potatoes each year. My father plants about two roods. Each year the amt. varies.
He prepares the ground with a plough. A covering of sea-weed is then harrowed in.
The potatoes are sown in drills made with a plough.
Wooden ploughs were used some years ago in this district, but no trace of them now remains except with a very old man named Ryan who lives in Bellorgau.
Preparing the seed we cut the large potatoes with three or four eyes, leaving one eye in each seed. The seeds are then dropped fifteen inches apart in the drills, and are afterwards covered with mould - a plough being used for the purpose.
In about three week's time a second covering of mould is giving.
When the potatoes are in bloom they are sprayed. About 8 lbs. of bluestone and 4 lbs. of soda are dissolved in a barrel of water, and this is applied to the young plants.
Weeding is the next operation. We weed outs with our hands, and we gather the weeds with grapes and put them on the ditch. They are afterwards burned.
The loose clay is put back on the drills with a plough.
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crop by picking the potatoes or leading horses for the work.
During the Summer months a second weeding and moulding is carried on.
In our district Kerr's Pinks, Arran Banners, Golden Wonders, Consuls, Edzil Blues, Arran Victors and Scots are planted. Arran Banners are supposed to be the most suitable for the land here, but they are not very good for table.
Potatoes were used long ago instead of starch, but are not now. The starch was prepared by peeling a raw potato and grating it, and then pouring boiling water over it.
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2020-05-30 12:07
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We have no farm but we cultivate a small plot of ground each year.
My father manures the ground and then digs it with a spade. We set our potatoes in drills which are made with a spade. The drills are made by digging, and leaving a little hollow between two banks of mould. The spades used in Carlingford are not made locally but are bought in hardware stores. Wooden ploughs were used long ago, but are not used not in our district. Iron ploughs are used as they are heavier and wear better.
Before setting the potatoes my father puts manure into the drills. He then cuts the seed, leaving an eye in each portion. After that he drops them each about a foot apart. He then covers them lightly with mould. In about three week's time when they begin to sprout they are covered with the remainder of the mould. When in bloom they are sprayed.
About eight pounds of blue-stone and four pounds of soda are disolved in a barrel of water and this is applied to the crop.
The potatoes are then weeded by hand.
They are taken out in September and October, and stored in pits. We dig a small pit for ours and cover them with ferns and plenty of mould. This protects them from frost and snow.
The local people help each other with the
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As I went up a slippery gap I met my uncle Davie. I cut off his head and left his body easy
A bottle of stout
In a field there is a house and in the house there is a press and in the press there is a shelf and on the shelf there is a cup and in the cup there is a sup which every man must taste
Death
Jack shivery shirt his hand and face all filled with dirt. He is working hard both day and night and never earned a shilling
A block
Four sticks standing four lily landers two crooks and a whipper slashing
A bow
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I have a little house and a mouse couldn't sit in it and all the men in town couldn't count how many windows in it
A thimble
As I went
The more you take out of it the larger it will be getting
A hole
Under fire over fire never tips the fire
A cake of bread baking
As I went to London I saw a great wonder two pots boiling and no fire under
Two pots of lime boiling
It is'nt a stone and Im sure it is'nt a bone
A snail
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Ding Dong into a pan ten drawing four
Milking a cow
Big belledy father long leggedy mother three little children in france it woke the
An old red cow up against the wall eats all she gets but drinks none atall
The fire
All patches no stitches riddle me that and I will give you my breeches
A head of cabbage
What turns without moving
Milk
What walks with its head downwards
Nails in your boots
What goes up when the rain comes down
An umbrella
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In and out like a trout slippery fat and greasy
Your tongue
If a ton of coal and a poker and a tongs cost 10/- If the poker and tongs cost 4/6 What did the coal come to
Ashes
Four stiff-standers four lily anders two hookers two crookers and a wheelabout
A cow
Four legs up four legs down soft in the middle and hard all round
A bed
What is it that hold water and is full of holes
A sponge
Cork and Kerry Londonderry spell me that without an K
That
I can see it and you cannot see it and tis nearer to you than to me
Your poll
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As I went into a field of wheat I picked up something for to eat. It was neither fish flesh meat or bone and I kept it untill it ran alone
An egg
Tis not or it was not or never will be, stretch out your hand and you plainly will see.
Your small finger will never be as big as the rest
The cock that crew in America shook his tail in France he woke the boys in Ireland and made the Russians dance
The sun
As I went over to London I saw a great wonder two pots boiling and no fire under
Two pots of lime boiling
What goes round the wood and never goes into it
The bark of a tree
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Black and white and red all over
A newspaper
How many sticks go to make a crows nest
No one the crow must carry them
Eight arms no hand a wooden leg and it cannot stand its often wet it do not feel all over it is shod with steel
An umbrella
Why does a cow look over the ditch
Because she cannot look under it
Little Billy Breek sits by the rick he has more horns than all the Kings sheep
A porcupine
I had a little sister and her name was 'peep, peep', she waded the waters so deep, deep, deep, she climbed up the hills so high, high, high, and dear little sister had a very bright eye
A Star
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Tis no use to the train but the train could not go without it
Noise
It goes from one place to another but it never moves
The road
Riddle, Riddle. Roe, it bends like a bow, teeth like a cat now boys riddle me that.
A handsaw
What is half the moon like
The other half
Why is a clock like a shy person
Because it covers its face with its hands
Tis red and tis yellow and also tis green the King could not reach it or either the Queen
The rainbow
Under the fire over the fire and never touches the fire
A cake of bread baking in a oven
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If a peacock laid a egg in your garden whose egg would it be
A cock could not lay any egg
Which is the grey goose or the white goose the gander
A goose could not be a gander
It is under the water and over the water and never touches the water
A woman crossing a bridge with a bucket of water on her head
What has eight legs and can fly
Four birds
What has an eye and cannot see
A needle
Why does a hen cross the road
To go to the other side
Four bottles going up a hill their joules turned down and cannot spill
A cows four paps
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Cahera. A year ago one of his cows had a splendid roan bull. He was brought into the kitchen a usual and Denis was very proud of him. When he was two days old a neighbour came on "cuaird". When he saw the calf he inquired if it was a heifer but Denis said not but hoped to have him at Bansha Cross the following Spring for the Bull Show Inspection. The neighbour examined it and remarked that there would be worse than it there but never said "God Bless him." The man was not long gone home when the calf got sick and died before morning. Nothing would convince Denis Cleary but the neighbour had overlooked him when he did not say "God Bless him".
The newborn calf is taking into the kitchen and placed in a bed of hay or straw where it is left for a week or a fortnight until it gets strong. It was an old custom with the people as soon as the calf was taken into the
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cosmhaileacht droch Geimhridh é.

Má fheiceann tú sríoc ó'n ngréin, agus na h-éanachaí ag deanamh luit ar an gcnoc, agus an ceo a' silt cosmhaileacht iontó aimsire é.
Nuair a bhéas dusta an bhothair ag eirighe, cosmhaileacht aimsear bhreagh é.

Nuair chuireann an cat a dhruim leis an teine cosmhaileacht droch aimsire é.
Má bhíonn na míoltóga , agus na seagáin amach trathnóna agus na meacha a' seinm cosmhaileacht fearthainne agus iontó aimsire é.

Nuair bhíos lasóg gorm ar an teine agus an sudha a' silt cosmhaileacht fearthainne é.
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os na moltóirí. Do rug sé leis an cead duais ag Feis na diaidh Feise 'na dhiaidh san agus fuair sé an cead dúais dhó bhliain 'na dhiaidh a chéile ag Feis na Mumhan. Do roinneadh an cead duais idir é féin agus an Gearaltac ó'n Eocaill ag an oireactas i mBaile Á Cliath. Bhí sé ós cionn a nócadh blian nuair fuair sé bás agus an lá a fuair sé bás do chan sé amhrán Gaedhilge.
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flower and she stooped in to pluck it but her foot slipped off the stone and she was carried away with the river, and as she was being drowned she said to the boy "forget-me-not" and that is how the flower got its name. There is a weed with a dark spot in the middle of the leaf, and it is said that spot is the mark of the Blessed virgin's thumb.
Bridget Hogan,
Glenbreeda,
Borrisoleigh.
Information got from My Mother, Mrs Hogan, same address.
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Tá tagairt déunta cheana i leathanac eile do Pádruig Ua Muirnáin an Córaí reatha o'n dTóim agus ní miste tagairt a dheunamh anois dá athair, Dómhnall Ó Muirneáin a luadhtar cómh minic i "gCeól Ar Sinnsear" (ag an Athair P. Ua Brianach) Nuair cuireadh craobh de Connradh na Gaedhilge ar bun i dTóin, sa bhliain 1902 do ghlac Dómhnall páirt mhór. Amhránaidhe thar bhárr do beadh é ach bhí an oiread san taithighe ag na comhairsin ar a amránuideacht ná raibh an meas do tuill sé air. Is nuair a tionoladh an ceud feis i dTóim 1904 a fuair Dómhnall an meas ceart
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The most harmful weeds are:-
"Dock-leaves" Buchlans" Thistles" Black-buttons" "Virgin's thumb" Wart weed" Nettles" Scutch-grass chicken weed" dandelion" Crow-foot" Spunk" Ferns" "Yellow-Daisy" Sorrel". All these are harmful because they spread quickly and impoverish the soil.
The thistle and the dock and the buhalans grow in good land.
The spunk and wild nettle grow in bad land.
The wart(h) weed is used to take away warts.
The Virgin's thumb is used for stopping blood.
People and fowl use nettles.
Dandelion is used for pigs.
The juice of a dock-leaf is good for the sting of a nettle. If you eat (a) nettles three times in May you will not get any sickness for the year.
Garlic is a cure for tooth-ache(s) by putting it around the wrist. Marsh-Mallows are used for making a plaster; the leaves are boiled and thrown away and the juice is used.
Leaves of laurels are good for flavouring purposes.
There is a little flower called forget-me-not: it grows wild on wet marshy places. A little boy and girl were playing one day near a river, and the girl saw this little
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TEERAVEEN - Tír Aodha Mhín.
Comhgarach de Cíll Glas ar an dtaobh seo tá Tír Aodha Mhín. Tugadh an ainm seo ar an áit ó'n Naomh - Naomh Evan. B'é seo an Naomh Evan ceudhna a bhí i mainistir Evan (Monasterevin) i gCo. Cill Dara. Deirtear gur tug sé turas don baile fearann seo i gCill Mhuire.

TIRELTON - (Tír Éilthín)
Sgríobhtar an ainm seo ós cionn dorais oifig a' phuist anois ar an gcuma seo Tiréaltan. Ní dóig liom go bfuil sé seo ceart. Is é is dóichighe gur o'n naomh "Eltan" a fuair an baile fearann seo a ainm. Nuair a bíonn na sean-daoine ag caint mar geall ar an mbaile seo is "Tír Éilthín" a deireann siad i gcomnuidhe.

CNOCÁN - (Knockane i mbeurla anois)
Ar an dtaobh thoir de Thír Eilthín tá Cnocán. Ní gádh puinn a rádh i dtaobh na h-áite seo. Mínígheann an ainm féin an chúis gur tugadh an ainm seo ar an áit.

BOULBRACK
Thiar theas de Thír Éilthín tá "Ball Breac". Go deimhin, tá an áit "breac". Tá cuid de'n talamh gó maith na pairceanna go breágh, glas, uain agus imeasg na bpáirceanna nglas táid na potacha go fluirseac, cuid aca dubh le móin agus cuid eile aca clúdaithe le fraoch donn. Is soléir annsan go bhfuil an baile seo "breacaithe" go maith.

GNEEVE
Ar an dtaobh thoir theas den pharóiste tá an baile fearann seo. Roinnt nó tós tailimh is eadh "Gníomh". Is luagha "gníomh" ná "fearann" nó "Uibh". Tá an baile fearann seo i seilbh muinntir Cróinín ar fad anois.
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Glenanóge. It was on the other side of the valley long ago and a boy cut a hurley off the tree that was growing over the well and the removed, and the boy's house was burned.
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There is a blessed well in Latteragh called St Kiaran's well. People visit it on August 15th There are three "rounds" to be performed and three " Hail Marys" and the "Hail Holy Queen" to be said each time.
There are two round stones on the side of the well :- (one) the big round is a cure for a pain in the head and a small round one is a cure for sore eyes. People drink the water. it is good to cure diseases. Money and medals and pins and hair- pins are thrown into the well. There is an eel in the well and if a steel cross was let hand down the eel would out to it. There is a story told that one Sunday the Saint (that) who owns the well was left to mind crows from the garden and he gathered all the crows into a castle nearby and went to mass. & then
There is a well in Glenbreeda called St Brigid's well. It was in another field long ago and two women washed clothes in the well and (all) the water cleared away (and) The women swept the well and shook holy water in it, but the water never sprang up again. It sprung up in the adjoining field.
There is a blessed well in
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LACKREIGH agus GURÁN RIABHÁCH
Ar an dtaobh shoir den paróiste ar fad tá "Leaca Riabhach" agus "Gurán Riabhach". Talamh ar sceabha nó ag árdú go cothrom in dhiaidh a chéile is eadh "Leaca" agus "Gurán" is eadh áit 'na bhfuil mórán tor nó mórán crann beag ag fás. Is é an brígh atá le "riabac" nó "liath" nó"breac" no "brindled" i mbéurla.

RÉANACAHARAGH - "Réidhe na Cathrach"
Tá an baile fearann soir ó dheas ó Thír Éilthín. Píosa tailimh mín réidh is eadh "reidhe" agus is é an brígh atá le "cathair" ná "caiseal"; 'sé sin dún curtha suas le clocaibh gan aon martaol. Ní dóigh liom go bhfuil rian na catharach le feiscint anois.

BARRNADIVANE
Cómhgarach de "Réidhe na Cathrach" tá "Barrnadivane". Sé an brígh atá leis an ainm seo ná "Bárr na nDeagh Bhán". Mínigheann na focail an cúis gur tugadh an ainm seo ar an áit.

CÚL DORCA
(Coolderrihy i mbéurla) Cúinne talmhan is eadh "cúl" agus ós rud é gur deacair taithneamh na gréine ar an ait tugadh Cúl Dorcha ar an áit.

DROM LIATH
(Dromleigh i mbéurla anois) Iomaire talmhan is eadh "Drom" agus ós rud é is dócha go bhfuil furmhór de'n talamh liath gan maith tugadh "Drom Liath" ar an áit.

CUL a' CLIABHÁIN (nó CÚL UÍ CLUBHÁIN)
Coolaclevane (i mbeurla) sé sin Cúinne an Cliabháin no "corner of the cradle". Deireann roinnt daoine go bhfuil baint ag an ainm seo le Clubán; sé sin an Gaedhilg atá ar "Clifford" agus de bhrígh sin gurab é an ainm ceart na "Cúl Uí
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mile before you come to the town of Templemore, with the ruins of Sir John's Castle and a round tower; there he lived long ago.
Ellie Maher,
Mountkinane,
Borrisoleigh.
Information got from my Mother, Mrs Maher, same address.
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"The old road", - is the name given to the road which leads from Mountkinane to Borrisoleigh
"The line", - is the other road leading to Borrisoleigh.
"Billys Lane", - is a lane leading from the main road to Garrangreena.
"The Bog road", - is a part of the Thurles road.
"Kennedy's Lane", - is a lane leading from the Garrangreena road to Glenbreeda.
"The Mill road", - is the road from Thurles to Littleton.
There are also Mass-paths in the district.
"Tierney's stile", - is the stile leading from the Garrangreena road to the cross-roads.
"Kinnane's Hill", - is the height on which Lord Kinnane lived long ago.
"Mountkinane Cross", - is on the road from Borrisoleigh to Currabaha.
"Summer-hill Cross", - is on the road from Garrangreena to Borrisoleigh.
"Latteragh Cross", - is on the Nenagh road.
There is a Mass path leading from Billy's lane to Johnnie Brian's cross.
There is a mass path leading from Curracale to Barnalusta.
"Sir John's Cross", - is part of the road about a
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A few hundred yards to the south of Killmacada Church there is a little creek beneath the cliffs which (which) at full tide is like a small lake known as Loc na mBrathar.
The most remarkable thing about this is the three rocks or slabs in the middle are plainly visible at low tide but only the tops are to be seen in full tide.
These rocks which in shape and form have the appearance of the head of a human body form the theme of many
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chimney it is a sign of calm-weather.
15. When a cat scrapes a mat or the legs of the table or chairs it is a sign of wind.
16. When the hens are picking themselves it is a sign of rain.
17. When the pigs are restless and rolling in the water it is a sign of rain.
18. When the wild geese fly towards the Shannon it is the sign of snow.
Bridget Hogan,
Glenbreeda,
Borrisoleigh.
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interesting old stories. It was said that an attack was once made on the monastery of Keelmacada.
These monks were put to flight and three of them were pursued to the cliffs and driven over them into the little lake now known as Loc na mBrathar, where they met with instant death and immediately the three rocks grew up in in the middle of the water.
Other says that Lough na mBratar was the scene of a priest hunt in Cromwell's time. These priests were hiding in a cave close by, word was given that the
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1. If the sky is red when the sun is rising it is a sign of rain.
2. If there are black streaks in the sky when the sun is setting it is a sign of rain.
3. If the sky is very red when the sun is setting it is a sign of fine weather.
4. A rainbow in the evening is a sign of fine weather.
5. When the wind is blowing south it is a sign of bad weather.
6. When the swallows are flying low it is a sign of rain.
7. It is a sign of rain when the crows are flocking together and "cawing".
8. When a cat sits with his back to the fire it is a sign of snow.
9. When a woman's heels or a man's toes are cold it is a sign of snow.
10. When the hills are covered with fog we are sure to get rain.
11. When snails and other insects are creeping on the ground it is a sign of damp weather.
12. When the gnats and flies are flocking it is a sign of rain.
13. When the bumble-bee is humming it is a sign of rain.
14. When the smoke goes up straight out of the
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soldiers were on their track, they immediately left their hiding place, but found they were too late. The cliffs were surrounded by soldiers. The priest rushed into the little creek, where they were immediately pursued and murdered in the spot.
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On the year 1900 on the 8th of July a very sad drowning accident occurred in Balyheigue Bay.
It was on a Sunday. Some boys and girls went boating in an open boat. There were six persons three boys and three girls in it. When about half a mile from the shore they raised a sail, one of the ropes entangled on the top of the mast. The owner climbed the mast to release the rope and the weight overhead caused the boat to get capsized and
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the party fell into the water. They were screaming for help. The Coast Guards and a few local men made for the scene with a boat. When they arrived two were saved. They discovered three of the bodies that same evening and the others were not found till about three weeks later. When they had taken them to shore, they were placed in the "boat house" attached to the Coast Guards' Station, and later they were taken to their homes and waked. They were buried on the same day in the Churchyard at Ballyheigue. It was very sad to see their coffins
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12. When two hens are fighting it is the sign of strangers.
13. If a knife fell off the table it is the sign of a gentleman visiting the house.
14. If a spoon fell it is the sign of a lady.
16. Anything you do New Year's day, you would be going it all the year.
Bridget Maher
Mountkinane
Borrisoleigh.
Information got from my mother, Mrs Maher, same address.
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all taken together for (buial) burial.
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house to get a knife and put a cut in his ear as they believed that the drawing of the blood preserved him from being overlooked by anybody afterwards. That custom has died out now since the authorities at the English Ports are objecting to take any cattle whose ears are cut or punched previously.
When fowls are set hatching such as hens, ducks or geese thirteen is the number of eggs usually put under them as an even number is unlucky but an uneven number is supposed to be lucky.
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out breaking
They cut a scraw. of earth with the grass on top of it about the size of the cliab they were to make. The cliab was about two feet long and one and a half wide. Then they would get the strongest of the twigs they put them around the scraw about three inches apart. Then they got the smaller ones and they wove them in and out through the bigger ones until they had it finised. They put two handles on it one in each side made of twigs.
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1. If you were going a journey in the morning and if you met a red-haired woman you would have bad luck for the day.
2. To see a magpie in the morning you would have bad luck for the day.
3. You should not wash a milky bucket at a spring well.
4. If you broke a looking-glass you would have no luck for seven years.
5. If a person let dropped anything (fall) another should pick it up.
6. After a funeral the last person to close the gate would be the next to be buried.
7. If you hit a person with an elder the wouldn't (then) grow any bigger.
8. If you skimmed your neighbour's well on a May morning you would have their milk and butter.
9. If you went into a house while the churning was going on, you should take a twist out of the churn.
10. You should never throw out ashes on a Monday morning.
11. If you went in the door with anything on your shoulder you would not grow any more.
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Cahera. A year ago one of his cows had a splendid roan bull. He was brought into the kitchen a usual and Denis was very proud of him. When he was two days old a neighbour came on [?]"cusird". When he saw the calf he inquired if it was a heifer but Denis said not but hoped to have him at Bansha Cross the following Spring for the Bull Show Inspection. The neighbour examined it and remarked that there would be worse than it there but never said "God Bless him." The man was not long gone home when the calf got sick and died before morning. Nothing would convince Denis Cleary but the neighbour had overlooked him when he did not say "God Bless him".
The newborn calf is taking into the kitchen and placed in a bed of hay or straw where it is left for a week or a fortnight until it gets strong. It was an old custom with the people as soon as the calf was taken into the
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Long ago the people used "cliabs" for drawing potatoes, mangolds from the pits, and turf out of the bog if the weather was wet, because horses could not travel in the soft bog. It was very laborious work, but they had to do it.
Every one had the twigs growing in their own gardens. When they wanted a cliab, they cut the twigs before the moon rose, they put them into boiling water so that they would get tough, and so that they would twist easily with-
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16 The juice of a dock leaf is good for the sting of a nettle.
17 A stocking of heated salt put round the neck is good for a sore throat.
Peggie Ryan,
Glenbreeda,
Borrisoleigh,
Information got from my Mother, Mrs Ryan, same address.
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1. A poultice of daisies is good for a burn.
2 Lime-water and sweet oil mixed is also good for a burn; this mixture is called barranoil[?]
3 To put a frog into your mouth would cure a toothache.
4 To put pounded garlic and some holy water on your pulse is also good for a toothache.
5 Quinine and the "good wine" taken three times a day is good for neuralgia.
6 To tie a silk piece around your head is good for a pain in your head.
7 To go out bare-footed on a frosty morning is good for chilblains.
8. People went to holy wells for all ailments. They are supposed to leave something behind them
9 People sought remedies for chin-cough by going under an asse's legs three times
10 There are several cures obtained through the use of herbs.
11 A small creeping herb was boiled for the kidneys.
12 Houseleek and broom are also boiled for the kidneys
13 Ground ivy is good for cleaning the blood.
14 Dwarf alder is good for dropsy
15 The seventh successive son has always a gift.
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Another custom was when a calf got a colic called [?]"ruathar peasd". The owner got a piece of string and put three certain knots on it. He then took hold of both ends and pulled it out until it came without any knot. He did this three times over the calf and believed it cured him.
There was another charm for taking warts off cattle and horses.
Some people get a horseshoe and nail it to the cowhouse-door as they believe it protects the cows from harm by fairies.
Cows are watched carefully on May night because people believe that if milked by anybody on that night, the owner would have no butter for the year.
People pay great attention to the words "God bless them" when looking at cows. The following story illustrates this:-
There is a farmer named Denis Cleary in the townland of
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sí leithe fein go raibh sé ag éirghe reamhar. Chuaid sí amach go dtí an gáirdín lá go bheiceadh sí é acht ní fhaca sí é. Chuir sí amach an cailín ba shine agus ní fhaca sí é. Chuir sí amach an dara cailín agus ní fhaca sí é. Agus ar deireadh chuir sí amach an tríomhadh cailín agus chonnaic sí é agus an tarbh breac ag tabhairt bídh dó. Chuaidh sí isteach agus dinnis sí dhá máthair é. Nuair a chuaid sí isteach bhí a driothár isteach in a diaidh go dtí béal an dorais. Chuala sé a mhathair a rádh go raibh sí leis an tarbh a mharbhú. Chuala an buacaill sin chuaidh
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Bhí fear agus bean ann fadó agus bhí cearhrar páistí acu, trúir inghean ahus mac amháin. Cailleadh an n-athair nuair a bhí an gasúr deic mbliadhna de aois. Bhí a mháthair go h-an olc dó agus níor mhaith leith é. Dhíbir sí amach as an ceach ar fhad é Bhí tarbh brea acu agus bhíodh sé istigh sa n-gáirdín ar chúl an tighe bhí stábla beag aige dó féin i gcóir na h-oidhche. Bhíod an gasúr istigh sa stábla aige ahus bhíodh sé an tabhairt bídh dó as a chuid adhairt agus bhí sé ag éirig reamhair. Lá amháin connaic a mháthair é agus dubhairt
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is given to the calf. This is done for two days. The old people always boiled and drank it. After a while the milk becomes quite natural again. When the cows are after calving it is an old custom not to milk them dry for the first few days for fear they would get fever. It was customary long ago at the first milk after calving to singe the udder with a blessed candle and to put it three times round the right lea in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
The above information was given to Eileen Casey by Michael Corry, Farmer, aged 73, Killerk, Darragh, Ennis.
If a cow got sick or died people said it was the good people that had taken her away. Some people had charms. There was a man living in Kilmaley who had a charm which was supposed to take a turnip, a mangle, or a potatoe out of a cows thro(u)t. People travelled several miles to him to set it.
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Animals
People in my district pay more attention to cows than to the other farm-animals. The following are some of the customs in regard to them: When driving cows a person says [?]"Naba Naba" and when he wants them to stand, he says "Twee, Twee."
The old people always hung a cross of St Bridget or a medal of St. Benedict, in the cowhouse, to bring luck on the stock. When cows lose the milk or get sick it is said to be the result of someone throwing a bad eye on them. It is an old saying that one should not regret new-milk if it is spilled, because there might be some unknown person waiting for it who is in need of it, but the old people say it is very unlucky to spill sour-milk. When finished milking cows some people dip their thumb in the new milk and make the Sign of the Cross on the quarter of the cow, so that she would have luck.
When the cow calves she is milked, the milk which is called the "beastings"
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About fifty years ago there lived a man named James Noonan, in the parish of Kilmaley. He was working for a neighbouring man named Conlon. The work he was set to do was cutting turf. He suddenly came upon some metal which when thrown up was found to be a pot. He broke the pot with the spade he had in his hands. A piece of tallow stuck to the spade and as the mark of a coin was on the tallow he knew it was a pot of gold he found. He was about to bend down for the pot when a swarm of little insects rose up and made at him. They followed him across a field making a sound like [?]"Ge Ge". He ran to the master's house to tell the story but was sacked for leaving his work.
The above was told to Agatha O'Sullivan by her father Patrick O'Sullivan aged 56 years. Tiermaclane, Ennis, Co. Clare Farmer
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tu ag diobh na soigthe [?] agus díanis sé do gach rúd a tarle dhó agus an chaol ar. bris sé na soifhte. Dubhairt an fear éile an raibh fios agat ce. Bhí ann agus dubhairt sé nach raibh. Dubhairt se me fein a Bhí ann. Bhí n fearg mór ar an bfear eile nuair chuala sé an rud sin
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2020-05-30 09:07
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eile ag dul go dti an Bailé mór ins an maidin agus bhí cisean corrigh ar aceann aige. Dúisig an fear a bhí san uaigh agus dubhairt se cen t-am é. Tainig sgannrad ar an bhfear agus rith sé agus bris sé gach rud a bhí san gciseán. Casadh an beirt í rith an lac fear a. bhí san raibh
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2020-05-30 09:04
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Bhí nos agh na Sasanaig uaig beig déanta an la roimh lá na soraide [?]. Bhí fear í dteach ista agus, Bhí s an meisge. Nuáir a bhí se ag dul abhaile. Bhí air dul tré roilg mar bhí bothor beág ann. Bhí uaig dean. Tuig sé in á codladh. Bhí fear
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Bhí nos agh na Sasanaig uaig beig déanta an la roimh lá na adraide [?]> Bhí fear í dteach ista agus, Bhí s an meisge. Nuáir a bhí se ag dul abhaile. Bhí air dul tré roilg mar bhí bothor beág ann. Bhí uaig dean. Tuig sé in á codladh. Bhí fear
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3rd Verse:
Oh; if I was in Rathfriland,
I would count myself at home,
It's there I would live contented,
And from it would not roam,
I would call at Stephen Toman's
And a glass to me he'd fill
And I'd drink success to Co. Down
And Rathfriland on the Hill.
Chorus:
It's ancient etc.
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Once upon a time a crowd of people were playing cards in a house and when they were playing some time one of the players was geting all the tricks by fraud. After some time one of the cards that they were playing with fell on the floor and one of the players stooped to lift it & when he was looking for it he saw an old cow counting the money and when she saw him she ran away.
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Ans. When it rises and takes a fly.
Why are soldiers always very tired on April 1st.
Because they have had a March of 31 days.
What is the most dismal sort of hobby.
Fret-work.
Why is the letter S like a sewing machine.
Because it makes needles needless.
What three authors would you name when looking at a house on fire.
"Dickens, Howett, Burns."
If Ireland was lost how would another nation know her.
By her fair head and her sly-go (Sligo)
What is the difference between a school-master and a postage stamp
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Níor thóg sé aon tsórthainn díobh act iad do chaitheamh uaidh agus an cré do chaitheamn anuas orra.
Um thráthnóinín thiar thall agus é cortha, tnáite traochta tar éis an lae do bhuail ceann eile leis.
Thóg sé suas na láimh é acht thuit an sean bhosca as a chéile agus do thuit sé no seacht de phíosaibh airgid amach as anuas ar an dtalamh
Bhí gach píosa cómh mór no beagaínín níos mo na sgilling. Ná theannta san do thuit píosa de seana-cheirt amach as. Istig san tseana-cheirt bhí bhúiríní de páipéar fillthe ar a chéile. Bhíodar gac ceann díobh - chómh mór le nota púint. Act níor bhfeidir a dhéanamh amach an raibh aon scríbhneóireacht orra mar bhíodhar chómh leaghacta san gur cuma nó snaois iad. Sin mar imthig airgead an duine bhoict seo agus is dócha a lán eile nách é.
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2020-05-29 23:54
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III
Seó comhairle a fuaras ó shean-duine bliadhanta ó shoin. Do thárla dom maidean Dómhnaig nuair a bhíos ag teacht aníos Árd-na-Táiliúra ag dul go dti an chéad Aifreann ar an gCaolcuill go bhfuarag nóta púint i lár an bhóthair. Dubhairt liom féin go raibh an t-ath lion acht mar sin féin do smaoineas nár liom é agus nár cheart dom é choiméad. Do stiúraig Dia mé, agus nuair a shroiseas
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2020-05-29 23:49
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phinginn ruadh istig ann. Níor chuir san aon "garrbuaic" ("cora bhuais") orra mar shíleadar ní nárbh iongnadh gur istig sa bhannc a bhí sé aige. Bhí a fhios acu gur ceart do adhmáil ón mbannc do bheith aige agus toisg go raibh sé beagainín greannmhar a'n féin cheapadar gurb amhlaidh do chaill sé é. Chuadar go dtí an bannc lá'r na 'mháireach acht ní raibh tásg ná tuairsg ar airgid ann. Do hínnseadh dóibh nár chuir an fear ceadhna pingin riamh isteach sa bhannc.
Annsan iseadh thuit an lug ar an lag aca. Bhíodar tar éis é chur agus chaitheadar cailleamhaint leis. Níor thaithn sé sin ró mhaith leó nídh ná loct orra é. Ach cár imthig an tairgead nó cad do dhein sé leis? Bin í an cheist a bhí ag deanamh buadhartha dóibh. Bin í an t-aon cheist amháin nárbh fhéidir leó do fhreagairt nó do réidhteach.
D'fhan an sgéal mar sin do dtí cúpla bliadhain ó shoin. Tá cúpla páirc siar ó'n dtig nuadh do tógadh blianta ó shoin ann, agus an fear atá na chómnuidhe ann anois do leag sé an claidhe atá idir an dá pháirc chun aon pháirc amháin a dheanamh díobh araon.
Ag gabháil do'n obair do do bhuail trí nó ceathair de bhoscaibh leis a bhí itte le meirg
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In olden days the priests used to say mass in the mountain called Sliabh Dart out in the open air. There were two great caves in Ballagh Doragha. Priests used to say Mass in these caves and they used to hide in them from the British soldiers and while they were hiding there the people used to put a cock of hay over the cave.
There was a great cave in Kilnalappa. Priests used to say Mass there and the people used to come to hear mass and while he was saying Mass one day among those who were hearing mass a bad man sent out of the cave and told the British soldiers