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Cows, calves less than one year old, "Sturks" between one year and two years old. "Stallers" which are being fattened for beef. "Milch" cows which had calves this Spring and are giving milk. "Strippers" are cows which had not calves this year and which are not giving much milk. "Springers" are cows which will have calves very soon.
Stallions, mares, foals, colts and fillies. A colt is a male horse from one to three years old; a "gelding" is a castrated or emasculated horse. A filly is a female horse from one to three years of age.
Sheep. Ewes, rams, lambs, hoggets, wethers. A "hogget" is a female sheep two years old which never had any lambs. A "wether" means the same in sheep as a "bullock" means in cattle i.e. a castrated male animal.
Pigs. Hogs or boars or "Branns" and
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There is an old story told about Cotter's fort. One evening Mr Evans of Newtown house was passing by this fort. It was surrounded by water. He saw a fair-haired child of three years standing by it. He knew the child to be Mary Murphy of Newtown, daughter of a labourer who lived on Cotter's land. He sent word to her parents to take her home fearing she would be drowned.
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2021-04-20 07:51
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As he approached the fort he saw bright lights shining within and heard beautiful singing. He entered the fort and found it occupied by a band of fairies. On seeing his violin they asked him to play for them promising to pay him well for his labours.
The man agreed and sat down and played his violin while the fairies danced. When they had finished dancing they paid the musician - in what he thought were pound notes. When he came out on the road again he looked at the money intending to count it. But alas! all he possessed were a few withered leaves. He ran back to the fort to demand proper money from the fairies, but they had all vanished. Not a sign of the bright lights or the fairy dancers remained, and so the poor man had to go home without his money.
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2021-04-20 07:45
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There is only one liss in the vicinity of Doneraile though they are very numerous in other parts of Ireland. This liss is locally known by the name of "The Fairy Fort". It lies in a field by the roadside about half a mile outside the town. This field is owned by Miss Roche who lives in a newly built house in the adjoining field.
The liss is circular in shape and is arranged thus: - On the outside is a shallow dyke inside which a bank about six feet high encloses a circle of level ground. On the bank brambles and weeds grow in abundance. There is a gap in the bank by which the centre of the fort can be reached. This gap is not however visible from the road.
There is a story told about this fort but it is supposed to have happened many years ago. A musician was once passing by at about midnight on a certain Mid-summer's Eve. He had his violin in a case in his hand and was whistling a lively tune as he walked along.
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2021-04-20 07:41
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Friday is unlucky to begin to do any new work. Men would never begin to plough their land or put in crops on a Friday. Saturday is unlucky for changing residence. " Saturday's flit is a short sit". Monday night between twelve o'clock and one o'clock is the only time people can be "rubbed for curing the evil".
People should begin to sow their oats on the 17th. March and all the oats should be sown before the cuckoo begins to call in April.
The " borrowed Days" are the first fourteen days in April. March borrowed fourteen day from April in order to kill an old cow who boasted that she would be all right when March would be finished. The "dog Days" from 11th. of August till the end of August. till the There used to be a saying amongst the country people:- "In the " dog Days" hunger and "ase" The first fortnight in October is usually very good weather and it is generally very warm. It is called.
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2021-04-20 07:38
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There is a fort in the townland of Sycamore on Micheal O'Connor's land and it is said that every night in winter time when it gets dark, fairy music and beautiful singing and tolling of bells are heard there. White rabbits are also seen there.
There is a moat in Connor's land in the townland of Sycamore and at twelve o'clock every night the fairies come to Tom Roche's fort in the townland of Scardgannon and go back again to Connor's fort. If there was anyone walking on the path at that time the fairies would take him away and there would be no more heard of him.
In Connor's land also a coach and four horses is seen. There is a gate that could never be opened and that gate springs open and the coach passes through. Mr O'Connor was a very rich man and had only one daughter and he built a beautiful house for her. One day he sent one of his servants on a message. There is a quarry on the farm and the servant had to pass by this quarry. He fell into it on his head. Afterwards this boy's sister was coming home from town
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2021-04-20 07:28
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There is always a queer coloured fox in the "Fairy Liss", which only appears out at night and cannot ever be killed. People have tried to catch him with dogs but in vain.
The owners never ploughed or planted the forts. People say that it is not right to disturb even a foot of ground belonging to the "lisses".
There were numerous lights seen there by people travelling to and fro across the lisses. The people could not explain what held the lights, because they vanished too quickly. As each light flashed, there was heard a sound of sweet music like the sound of a war pipe.
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2021-04-20 07:23
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him who he was, and from whence he came. The leprecaun answered in a sweet enticing voice that he was a fairy and had come from a beautiful land flowing with milk and honey. The man anxious to get a crock of gold from him asked him very politely from it, and after some hesitation, the leprecaun handed him a beautiful crock full of gold, but as the man was about to depart for him, the leprecaun invited him to come to "the liss" on the following night at the same hour so that he would receive and crock of gold. The man consented to come but he had no notion of keeping his promise. He had the crock of gold now, and he never thought of what the leprecaun said to him when he was about to depart from him. He had no luck with the gold but sank to the depths of misery on account of disobeying the "magic one".
The Danes are said to have built the lisses for protection. The Danes were hiding in the "Fairy Liss" in some underground passage in which nobody could harm them, but there is no entrance hole to be seen there now. Fairies were supposed to be living there, because there was a house built on "the liss". The priest blessed the house before the occupants lived in it, for fear the occupants might go insane.
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2021-04-20 07:12
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When we hear the word "liss" or fort we know that some fairy tale is attached to it which suits us all. There are many lisses or forts in Ireland remnants of some early episode in Irish history.
There are two fairy forts in my district. One of them is called the "Fairy Liss". It is situated in the townland of Clogher, half mile north of the village of Shanballymore. The name of the other liss is the "Fairy Den" situated in the townland of Carrigaunroe. The two lisses are within view of each other. They are circular in shape.
On a Sunday night at the hour of twelve a man was walking through the "Fairy Liss" on his way home from a neighbour's house. When gone half way through the liss out came a leaprecaun wearing a red hat and a white coat. They saluted each other. In surprise the man asked
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2021-04-20 05:45
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Once upon a time. There was a man and a woman and they were very poor. They had one son. He was a lazy. He would not raise until 12 o'clock in the day and when he would get up he would do nothing. His father said he would clear him out of the house and he did so. The boy went away and he asked work of the fairy man. The man gave him work he was not long working for him until he know he was
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2021-04-20 05:42
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The sky to be yellow and the sun to be dazzling at sunset is the sign of rain.
A rainbow at night
Is a Shepherds delight.
A rainbow in the morning
Is a shepherds warning
When the seagulls are seen hovering overhead is a sign that there is a storm at sea.
A rainbow is the sign of rain
When the sky is dark and cloudy it is the sign of rain. When the sky is clear and bright it is a sign of good weather. To see floods abait quickly is a sign of rain. To see a number of while clouds in the sky is s sign of bad weather.
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2021-04-20 05:40
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The signs of good weather are: -
To see lightening without thunder or rain. To see a cat washing his ears and to hear the fowls screeching early in the day. To have a rainbow at night.
The signs of bad weather are: -
Frogs to come into the house. To hear a dog crying. To have pains in your bones or your ? aching. To see blue rays in the sky. To hear the singing peculiarly. To see the sky flock together in one corner of the field. To see a lot of flies a summer's evening.
The signs of frost are: -
When you can see your breath a very cold evening without a piercing wind.
Signs of snow: -
The clouds to be low. The wind to be piercing cold.
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2021-04-20 05:37
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If the sall becomes moist is a sign of rain. The wind to come from the North is the sign of snow. The robin to sing on the top of the bush. (good weather). The robin to sing under the bush (bad weather). The smoke to come down the chimmey (fog).
The sky to be red when the sun is setting (good weather). The sky to be red when the sun is rising (bad weather).
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2021-04-20 05:33
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is on herb which has a white flower. It is a cure for a burn, a sprain or Rumathism. It is used by boiling the root ab polticing the effected part with it. Foxes Tongue's are long green leaves which grow in an old ditch. It is a healing leaf for boils and sores.
Heather is a plant which grows in the bog and it has a small blue flower. It is used for dying.
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2021-04-20 05:31
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There are many holy wells in Ireland but the one I know the most about
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2021-04-20 05:30
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The road leading from Loupark bridge to Gascana was made when Killoran land was divided in the year 1910. There was great traffic on it as it was leading to the bog. It was in a very bad condition until it was re-made in 1937. They made a very nice road of it and put a concrete bridge across the river.
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2021-04-20 05:28
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As many as likes could play this game. A few boys runs off and a few more follows them until they catch them.
It is seldom played now in this locality. A board is laid across a
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2021-04-20 05:27
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This is played by two people. They go away from the rest and the think out some thing such as gold watch or gold chain. Then they come back and they start saying "Every body pass by except the last one. Then when the last one comes they ask her which would she rather gold watch or gold chain and which ever she says she goes with the person that has that thing. Then they stay at that until the last one is gone and then they start pulling tug - o - war.
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2021-04-20 05:24
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play this game. They join in a ring and someone goes in the middle and shits her eyes. Then the rest jump round saying, "Frog in the middle jump in jump out." Then whatever girl the person in the middle catches she would go in the middle the next time.
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2021-04-20 02:46
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All children like to make toys at home. The boys make spinning tops. They get a spool and they have one end of it to a point. They get a bit of stick and put into the hole in the spool. They put into the hole in the spool. They put a point on the end of the stick and the top spins on it.
The boys make guns out of a piece of (?tree). They push the inside which is soft out of the piece leaving a hole in the centre . They get a plug of paper or a pea which represents the shot and put it into it. They get another piece of stick thinner than the first, with this they crush the plug out and it goes off with a bang.
Some people make snares for rabbits. They (plat) fine wire and make an eye on one end of the wire. They put the other end through the eye and set it on a rabbit's pad securing it with a rod stuck in the ground. The rabbit will run into it and it will hold it fast. Girls make daisy chains in the Summer time. They gather a pile of daises. They put a hole in the stalk of each and then they...
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Hudden and Dudden O Leary each had a mother. Hudden and Dudden were very poor and Donel O Leary very rich. Hudden and Dudden made up their minds to kill Donel O Leary. Donel found out about this. Next night he changed to his mother's bed and his mother slept in his bed. Hudden and Dudden killed Donel O Leary's mother. Donal O'Leary took his mother out shouting 'Old woman for gun powder" He went to a public house leaving his mother propped up in a standing position near outside a well. He asked for two glasses of wine and sent one to his mother. The mother did not speak to the man and so he shook her and she fell dead. Donal shouted "you have killed my mother" and the man gave him a bag of gold and asked him to keep quiet and not tell what he had done. He told Hudden and Dudden that he got a bag of gold for his dead mother and they were more angry with him than ever.
Written by James Barlow
Told by my Father
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2021-04-20 02:21
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The wild birds commonly in our district are the Robin, Wren, chaffinch, Black bird, Swallow, Goldfinch, Wagtail, Crow, Starling, Thrush, Magpie, Hawk Jackdaw, cuckoo. Water hen, Sparrow, Owl, Blue Jacket.
The birds which migrate are the swallow and cuckoo
Before the Swallows go away they collect in flocks on some trees or railway wires. They make a great shattering move and then in a day or so they are gone.
The Robin builds its nest in a mossy bank and lays about five grey eggs spotted with Black. The nest is made with moss and clay and lined with hair, She sit on them for three weeks
If boys rob birds nests they are told they will be put in jail The wren puts a roof over her nest and leaves a hole in the side for entrance, She builds in the side of a ditch. She lays
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2021-04-20 02:07
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Long ago people built their houses with stones and clay and put sally sticks across and thatched on the top of them with straw
There were some of them the shape of the roofs we have now and some of them flat
The houses had a bed in the corner of kitchen and it was a settle bed. The fire was at the galle- wall and there was a hole out through the wall The chimney was made of clay and stones There was never a fire in the centre of the floor as they were all against a wall.

There are no accounts of windows with no glass in them The windows were very small as there was a tax on glass

The floors were made of clay
There were no boards or tiles in those days. Half doors are common in the district, Candles were made locally un former days. Turf and shows
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2021-04-20 02:06
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Long ago people built their houses with stones and clay and put sally sticks across and thatched on the top of them with straw
There were some of them the shape of the roofs we have now and some of them flat
The houses had a bed in the corner of kitchen and it was a settle bed. The fire was at the galle- wall and there was a hole out through the wall The chimney was made of clay and stones There was never a fire in the centre of the floor as they were all against a wall.
There are no accounts of windows with no glass in them The windows were very small as there was a tax on glass
The floors were made of clay
There were no boards or tiles in those days. Half doors are common in the district, Candles were made locally un former days. Turf and shows
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1. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,
2. Don't sell your hen on a rainy day,
3. Too many cooks spoil the broth,
4. Think twice before you speak once,
5. Look before you leap,
6. Better late than never,
7. Do the work that is nearest always when you meet them, helping lame dogs over stiles.
8. A new broom sweeps clean,
9. Aid yourself and god will aid you,
10. Kill the two birds with the one stone,
11. All is not gold that glitters,
12. There is many a kind of a pebble on a Beech,
13. A stich in time saves mine,
14. Make hay while the sun shines,
15. Praise a good day at night,
16. A pot cannot call the pan black,
17. Une may as well wear out as rust out,
18. It is a long lane that has no turning
19. Beauty is only skin deep,
20.A chain is no stronger than to
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1. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,
2. Don't sell your hen on a rainy day,
3. Too many cooks spoil the broth,
4. Think twice before you speak once,
5. Look before you leap,
6. Better late than never,
7. Do the work that is nearest always when you meet them, helping lame dogs over stiles.
8. A new broom sweeps clean,
9. Aid yourself and god will aid you,
10. Kill the two birds with the one stone,
11. All is not gold that glitters,
12. There is many a kind of a pebble on a Beech,
13. A stich in time saves mine,
14. Make hay while the sun shines,
15. Praise a good day at night,
16. A pot cannot call the pan black,
17. Une may as well wear out as rust out,
18. It is a long lane that has no turning
19. Beauty is only skin deep,
20.A chain is no stronger that
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2021-04-20 01:42
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There is a well near Annalore. People say that a priest named Father Mulligan was drowned in it by some non- Catholics. It is said that there is a curse in it.
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2021-04-19 23:27
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a fine fire down a kettle boiling beside the fire. There were no other person living in the house only himself. He got a tea pot and put some tea into it. He laid some golden cups on the table. He got some bread and both of them ate comfortable.
When they had finished the man went home and his mother said to him you big fool what kept you away all the day. I was about my business said Aladdin. He went out around the the fields, till he came to a fort. He saw a door on the side of the fort. He had never seen this door before that. The door was framed with fir brushes. The door opened and he went in and he never came out after that and his mother wondered why he did not
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2021-04-19 23:26
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a fine fire down a kettle boiling beside the fire. There were no other person living in the house only himself. He got a tea pot and put some tea into it. He laid some golden cups on the table. He got some bread and both of them ate comfortable.
When they had finished the man went home and his mother said to him you big fool what kept you away all the day. I was about my business said Aladdin. He went out around the the fields, till he came to a fort. He saw a door on the side of the fort. he had never seen this door before that. The door was framed with fir brushes. The door opened and he went in and he never came out after that and his mother wondered why he did not
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is ag cúiteamh i n-a h-aigne ar feadh i bhfad, ciaca a b'fhearr dí pósadh agus roinnt saoirse a bheith aici nó fanamhaint mar a bhí aici is a bheith i n-a príosúnach ar feadh a saoghail. Fé dheire thoiligh sé leis. Ní túisge ar thoiligh sí ná tháínig cruth Daonna ar an ainmhidhe mhór mhí-chumtha is duine chomh doigheamhail chomh scafánta chomh h-ionnraic ni fhaca aon duine beo ar an saoghal seo i bhfus, is ní dócha go bhfeicfidh ar an saoghal thall. Níl léigheadh nó innsint scéal ar an saidhbhreas nó ar an rachmas a bhailigh siad chúca féin is níor mhair dias ariamh chomh séanmhar nó chomh sonasach fá mahise fá shócamhalacht is fá shláinte.
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le na cíonn tú mé" arsan sidheóg leis. "Leis an tsúil seo" arsan fear "Ní feicfidh tú as so amach mé " arsan sideóg agus lom láithreach do bhain sí an tsúil as a cheann agus d'imtigh sí as radharc.
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le na cíonn tú mé" arsan sidheóg leis. "Leis an tsúil seo" arsan fear "Ní feirfidh tú as so amach mé " arsan sideóg agus lom láithreach do bhain sí an tsúil as a cheann agus d'imtigh sí as radharc.
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theagmhuigheadar le n-a chéile tháinig an t-ainmhidhe ar an láthair is do thóg sé an cailín bocht abhaile leis go n-a bhrughtheach is coimeádadh i mbraighdeanas í.
An inghean ba shine a bhi ag an bhfear seo i mBrí bhi sé le pósadh i gcionn lá is bliadhain is d'áitigh an cailín óg seo a bhi gabhtha sa bhrughtheach go leigfidhe saor le h-aghaidh na bainfheise í, ach ni leigeadh a mian léithe. Tháinig an cailin ion-phósta fiú, is chuaidh sí síos ar an dhá glúin ag áiteamh ar an ainmhidhe ach bhí a saothar i n-aisge dí.
Ghabh lá is bliadhain eile thart is bhí an dara inghean óg ag dul chun pósta ach ní thabharfadh an t-ainmhidhe cead do'n inghean a b'óige dul chun na bainfheise ach chomh beag.
Ghabh lá is bliadhain eile thart is bhuail tallann pósta an t-ainmhidhe. Chuaidh sé chomh dian sin air gur iarr sé lámh an chailín seo a bhí i mbraighdeanas aige. Ní raibh an cailín óg sásta nó leath-shásta, rud chomh mór chomh gránna nó chomh droch-chumtha a bheith mar chéile aici. Bhí sí ag cur
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An Triúch: Iarr ar fhear le capall bán "a fhir a' chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh
(1) an Triuch". Dein an rud a mholann sé duit agus gheobhfar leigheas "fear a chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh an triuch " a deirtear annso.
2. Tugtar an bainne a fhágann fireid in a dhiaidh gan ól tugtar an bainne sin don othar mar leigheas don triuch.
3.Biodh "leigheas" eilt in-úsáid sa ndúthaigh so fadó don truich. Cuirtir an t-othar fé bholg agus thar druim asail duibh. Seacht n-uaire in diaidh a cheile gach lá go ceann trí lá.
4.É do chuir in a luighe fé thor áirithe acht níl fhios ag éinne cad é an tor é.
Sleamhnán: 1. fainne óir do chimilt leis gach maidin go ceann 3 lá.
2. Duilleóga té do chimilt leis.
3. Tímcheall do dhéanamh ag Tobar Chronáin i gCill Chronáin.
4. An chéad seile ar maidin agus tú ag troscad do chimilt leis.
Eascóid; 1. Duilleóg cabáiste do ghoradh agus do chur leis an eascóid mar phlástar
2. Plástar a dhéanamh de píosa galúnaighe, siuícre agus cuideachán uibhe measctha le chéile.
Arc luachra do ligheadh
Má dhéineann tú é sin beidh comacht agat goradh agus loscadh agus dóghadh do leighisín acht é do ligheadh
Tá fear annso Mártán Treaghan go bhfuil agus an cumacht agus teigheann daoine chuige chun leigheas d'paghail
Slaghdáin: Inniún do bheirbiú i mbainne agus d'ól an-the. An leigheas is fearr diob ar fad
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An Triúch: Iarr ar fhear le capall bán "a fhir a' chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh
(1) an Triuch". Dein an rud a mholann sé duit agus gheobhfar leigheas "fear a chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh an triuch " a deirtear annso.
2. Tugtar an bainne a fhágann fireid in a dhiaidh gan ól tugtar an bainne sin don othar mar leigheas don triuch.
3.Biodh "leigheas" eilt in-úsáid sa ndúthaigh so fadó don truich. Cuirtir an t-othar fé bholg agus thar druim asail duibh. Seacht n-uaire in diaidh a cheile gach lá go ceann trí lá.
4.É do chuir in a luighe fé thor áirithe acht níl fhios ag éinne cad é an tor é.
Sleamhnán: 1. fainne óir do chimilt leis gach maidin go ceann 3 lá.
2. Duilleóga té do chimilt leis.
3. Tímcheall do dhéanamh ag Tobar Chronáin i gCill Chronáin.
4. An chéad seile ar maidin agus tú ag troscad do chimilt leis.
Eascóid; 1. Duilleóg cabáiste do ghoradh agus do chur leis an eascóid mar phlástar
2. Plástar a dhéanamh de píosa galúnaighe, siuícre agus cuideachán uibhe measctha le chéile.
Arc luachra do ligheadh
Má dhéineann tú é sin beidh comacht agat goradh agus loscadh agus dóghadh do leighisín acht é do ligheadh
Tá fear annso Mártán Treaghan go bhfuil agus an cumacht agus teigheann daoine chuige chun leigheas d'paghail
Slaghdáin: Innúid do bheirbiú i mbainne agus d'ól an-the. An leigheas is fearr diob ar fad
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thart annseo agus cuid de na mná gan bróga sa Samhradh. Nuiair a nigheann siad a gcosaibh caitheann síad amach an t-uisge acht deireann síad "Chugaibh Chugaibh uisge salach, Chugaibh Chugaibh fág mo bhealach.
Ta fear ins a t-sraith anois atá in-a ghreasaidhe. Ní raibh an ceard sin ag a shinnsear roimhe, acht is amhlaidh a d'fhóghlaim sé é ó fear darbh ainm dhó Pádhraic Muilleach acht tá an fear sin agus a mhac marbh anois. Fadó d'fheicfheá chuile buachaill agus péire bróga bonn ádhmaid air. Bhiodh phunnsaí iarrann thart ar a mbárr agus sé an béarla a bhiodh ortha ná "Clogs". Is beag duine anois a d'fheicfea péire acú air.
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An Triúch: Iarr ar fhear le capall bán "a fhir a' chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh
(1) an Triuch". Dein an rud a mholann sé duit agus gheobhfar leigheas "fear a chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh an triuch " a deirtear annso.
2. Tugtar an bainne a fhágann fireid in a dhiaidh gan ól tugtar an bainne sin don othar mar leigheas don triuch.
3.Biodh "leigheas" eilt in-úsáid sa ndúthaigh so fadó don truich. Cuirtir an t-othar fé bholg agus thar druim asail duibh. Seacht n-uaire in diaidh a cheile gach lá go ceann trí lá.
4.É do chuir in a luighe fé thor áirithe acht níl fhios ag éinne cad é an tor é.
Sleamhnán: 1. fainne óir do chimilt leis gach maidin go ceann 3 lá.
2. Duilleóga té do chimilt leis.
3. Tímcheall do dhéanamh ag Tobar Chronáin i gCill Chronáin.
4. An chéad seile ar maidin agus tú ag troscad do chimilt leis.
Eascóid; 1. Duilleóg cabáiste do ghoradh agus do chur leis an eascóid mar phlástar
2. Plástar a dhéanamh de píosa galúnaighe, siuícre agus cuideachán uibhe measctha le chéile.
Arc luachra do ligheadh
Má dhéineann tú é sin beidh comacht agat goradh agus loscadh agus dóghadh do leighisín acht é do ligheadh
Ta fear annso Mártán Treaghan go bhfuil agus an cumacht agus teigheann daoine chuige chun leigheas d'paghaail
Slaghdáin: Innúid do bheirbiú i mbainne agus d'ól an-the. An leigheas is fearr diob ar fad
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2021-04-19 23:02
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An Triúch: Iarr ar fhear le capall bán "a fhir a' chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh
(1) an Triuch". Dein an rud a mholann sé duit agus gheobhfar leigheas "fear a chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh an triuch " a deirtear annso.
2. Tugtar an bainne a fhágann fireid in a dhiaidh gan ól tugtar an bainne sin don othar mar leigheas don triuch.
3.Biodh "leigheas" eilt in-úsáid sa ndúthaigh so fadó don truich. Cuirtir an t-othar fé bholg agus thar druim asail duibh. Seacht n-uaire in diaidh a cheile gach lá go ceann trí lá.
4.É do chuir in a luighe fé thor áirithe acht níl fhios ag éinne cad é an tor é.
Sleamhnán: 1. fainne óir do chimilt leis gach maidin go ceann 3 lá.
2. Duilleóga té do chimilt leis.
3. Tímcheall do dhéanamh ag Tobar Chronáin i gCill Chronáin.
4. An chéad seile ar maidin agus tú ag troscad do chimilt leis.
Eascóid; 1. Duilleóg cabáiste do ghoradh agus do chur leis an eascóid mar phlástar
2. Plástar a dhéanamh de píosa galúnaighe, siuícre agus cuideachán uibhe measctha le chéile.
Arc luachra do lighcadh
Má dhéineann tú é sin beidh comacht agat goradh agus loscadh agus dóghadh do leighisín acht é do ligheadh
Ta fear annso Mártán Treaghan go bhfuil agus an cumacht agus teigheann daoine chuige chun leigheas d'paghaail
Slaghdáin: Innúid do bheirbiú i mbainne agus d'ól an-the. An leigheas is fearr diob ar fad
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2021-04-19 23:00
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An Triúch: Iarr ar fhear le capall bán "a fhir a' chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh
(1) an Triuch". Dein an rud a mholann sé duit agus gheobhfar leigheas "fear a chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh an triuch " a deirtear annso.
2. Tugtar an bainne a fhágann fireid in a dhiaidh gan ól tugtar an bainne sin don othar mar leigheas don triuch.
3.Biodh "leigheas" eilt in-úsáid sa ndúthaigh so fadó don truich. Cuirtir an t-othar fé bholg agus thar druim asail duibh. Seacht n-uaire in diaidh a cheile gach lá go ceann trí lá.
4.É do chuir in a luighe fé thor áirithe acht níl fhios ag éinne cad é an tor é.
Sleamhnán: 1. fainne óir do chimilt leis gachmaidin go ceann 3 la.
2. Duilleóga té do chimilt leis.
3. Tímcheall do dhéanamh ag Tobar Chronáin i gCill Chronáin.
4. An chéad seile ar maidin agus tu ag troscad do chimilt leis.
Eascóid; 1. Duilleóg cabáiste do ghoradh agus do chur leis an eascóid mar phlástar
2. Plástar a dhéanamh de píosa galúnaighe, siuícre agus cuideachán uibhe measctha le chéile.
Arc luachra do lighcadh
Má dhéineann tú é sin beidh comacht agat goradh agus loscadh agus dóghadh do leighisín acht é do ligheadh
Ta fear annso Mártán Treaghan go bhfuil agus an cumacht agus teigheann daoine chuige chun leigheas d'paghaail
Slaghdáin: Innúid do bheirbiú i mbainne agus d'ól an-the. An leigheas is fearr diob ar fad
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2021-04-19 22:59
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An Triúch: Iarr ar fhear le capall bán "a fhir a' chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh
(1) an Triuch". Dein an rud a mholann sé duit agus gheobhfar leigheas "fear a chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh an triuch " a deirtear annso.
2. Tugtar an bainne a fhágann fireid in a dhiaidh gan ól tugtar an bainne sin don othar mar leigheas don triuch.
3.Biodh "leigheas" eilt in-úsáid sa ndúthaigh so fadó don truich. Cuirtir an t-othar fé bholg agus thar druim asail duibh. Seacht n-uaire in diaidh a cheile gach lá go ceann trí lá.
4.É do chuir in a luighe fé thor áirithe acht níl fhios ag éinne cad é ab tor é.
Sleamhnán: 1. fainne óir do chimilt leis gachmaidin go ceann 3 la.
2. Duilleóga té do chimilt leis.
3. Tímcheall do dhéanamh ag Tobar Chronáin i gCill Chronáin.
4. An chéad seile ar maidin agus tu ag troscad do chimilt leis.
Eascóid; 1. Duilleóg cabáiste do ghoradh agus do chur leis an eascóid mar phlástar
2. Plástar a dhéanamh de píosa galúnaighe, siuícre agus cuideachán uibhe measctha le chéile.
Arc luachra do lighcadh
Má dhéineann tú é sin beidh comacht agat goradh agus loscadh agus dóghadh do leighisín acht é do ligheadh
Ta fear annso Mártán Treaghan go bhfuil agus an cumacht agus teigheann daoine chuige chun leigheas d'paghaail
Slaghdáin: Innúid do bheirbiú i mbainne agus d'ól an-the. An leigheas is fearr diob ar fad
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2021-04-19 22:54
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the medicinal herbs. It is the only cure for children who suffer from infantile eczema. It is prepared for that purpose by boiling it in sweet butter. When it is well boiled it is drained and is then ready for internal and external use.
It is also applied to burns. It is supposed to lessen the pain of the burn and to heal the sore. Herbs were used long ago for healing the wounds received by soldiers in battle.
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2021-04-19 22:51
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The most harmful weeds growing on our farm are the Thistle, the Dock and the Buacallán Buise.
The thistle is a harmful weed because it impoverishes the land, it is tall weed and it is mainly composed of sharp thorns.
The Dock, as it is locally called is to be found growing on grassy land and sometimes it grows through the meadow crop and through the oats crop. It is not a hard plant.
The buacallán grows in many places especially in (???)
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Bhí go maith is ní raibh go h-olc. An mahidin i n-a dhiaidh sin níor casadh aoinne leis an bhfear is é a déanamh ar an gcathair, agus fé mar a deireann an sgéaluidhe níor thabhuigh aoinne dó go raibh sé i ngar dá theach féin i mBrí um thráthnóna is é ar a bhóthar abhaile. Ach mo chreach! Cérbh é an duine a thagadh air ach a inghean grádhmahr féín - an inghean ba ghile is ba dhóigheamhla dá raibh aige. Mar adeir an tsean-bhean "Bhí scathán an iomad súl í ". An túisge a thug an cailín a h-athair faoi deara, siúd léithe ins na feathaibh fásaigh d'ionnsaighe air is í ag liúirigh le h-áthas.
An fear bocht bhí sé geall le duine ar easbaidh céille is ní gan fáth. Chomh luath is tháínig an cailín i n-amharc dó thug sé comhairle ar muin comhairle di gan teacht i n-a ghoire ach an frith-shéad do thógaint uirthi féin is imtheacht gan mhoill, ach ba bheag an gar dó ann. Dá mhéid dár impigh sé uirthi is amhlaidh ba ghéire a siubhal fúithi. Chomh luath is a
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2021-04-19 22:48
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daoine ag dul amach ag obair ní bhiodh aon bhróg ortha agus chasfhaidís píosa féir thart ar a gcosaibh lé'n iad a chosaint o'n bhfuacht. D'feicfheá daoine eile agus péire troighíní ortha agus áit a méareacha deanta amach ionnta.
Fadó dá bhfuigheadh duine péire bróg sul a mbeadh sé sgór bliadhain d'aois bheadh áthas an domhain air. Deireann na sean-daoine ná'r cheart de dhuine dhul thar a ruitíní san uisge Dómhnach Cingéis nó go mbeadh pianta in-a chosaí ar feadh na bliadhna.
Deirtear gur cheart de dhuine a bhróg dheis a chuir ar ar maidin roimh a bhróg chlé nó go mbeadh an deabhal leis ar feadh an lae.
Bíonn na daoine beaga
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An Triúch: Iarr ar fhear le capall bán "a fhir a' chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh
(1) an Triuch". Dein an rud a mholann sé duit agus gheobhfar leigheas "fear a chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh an triuch " a deirtear annso.
2. Tugtar an bainne a fhágann fireid in a dhiaidh gan ól tugtar an bainne sin don othar mar leigheas don triuch.
3.Biodh "leigheas" eilt in-úsáid sa ndúthaigh fadó don truich. Cuirtir an t-othar fé bholg agus thar druim asail duibh. Seacht n-uaire in diaidh a cheile gach lá go ceann trí lá.
4.É do chuir in a luighe fé thor áirithe acht níl fhios ag éinne cad é ab tor é.
Sleamhnán: 1. fainne óir do chimilt leis gachmaidin go ceann 3 la.
2. Duilleóga té do chimilt leis.
3. Tímcheall do dhéanamh ag Tobar Chronáin i gCill Chronáin.
4. An chéad seile ar maidin agus tu ag troscad do chimilt leis.
Eascóid; 1. Duilleóg cabáiste do ghoradh agus do chur leis an eascóid mar phlástar
2. Plástar a dhéanamh de píosa galúnaighe, siuícre agus cuideachán uibhe measctha le chéile.
Arc luachra do lighcadh
Má dhéineann tú é sin beidh comacht agat goradh agus loscadh agus dóghadh do leighisín acht é do ligheadh
Ta fear annso Mártán Treaghan go bhfuil agus an cumacht agus teigheann daoine chuige chun leigheas d'paghaail
Slaghdáin: Innúid do bheirbiú i mbainne agus d'ól an-the. An leigheas is fearr diob ar fad
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2021-04-19 22:43
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the same food for each meal, except if they had porridge left over since morning. They also drank buttermilk. The old people had it as a custom to sit round a table placed in the centre of the floor. When the tables were not in use they were hung up against the wall.
Oatmeal bread was the only kind of bread was the only kind of bread used. The cakes were baked by putting them standing up straight against a clean flag before the fire. Meat was hardly ever used and whenever one got a piece of meat it was fresh calf meat called veal, which cost half crown a calf.
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2021-04-19 22:39
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An Triúch: Iarr ar fhear le capall bán "a fhir a' chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh
(1) an Triuch". Dein an rud a mholann sé duit agus gheobhfar leigheas "fear a chapaill bháin cad a leighisfidh an triuch " a deirtear annso.
2. Tugtar an bainne a fhágann fireid in a dhiaidh gan ól tugtar an bainne sin don othar mar leigheas don triuch.
3.Biodh "leigheas" eilt in-úsáid sa ndúthaigh fadó don truich. Cuirtir an t-othar fé bholg agus thar druim asail duibh. Seacht n-uaire in diaidh a cheile gach lá go ceann trí lá.
4.É do chuir in a luighe fé thor áirithe acht níl fhios ag éinne cad é ab tor é.
Sleamhnán: 1. fainne óir do chimilt leis gachmaidin go ceann 3 la.
2. Duilleóga té do chimilt leis.
3. Tímcheall do dhéanamh ag Tobar Chronáin i gCill Chronáin.
4. An chéad seile ar maidin agus tu ag troscad do chimilt leis.
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An t-Ainmhidhe is an Cailín.
Bhí ainmhidhe mór-ádhbhal i n-a chomhnuidhe i mbrughtheach ar an mbóthar idir Brí Cualann is Baile Átha Cliath sa tsean-aimsir. Tharla go raibh fear i n-a chomhnuidhe i mBrí san am chéadna is théigheadh an fear seo go Baile Átha Cliath gach maidin, is thagadh sé abhaile um thráthnóna nuair a bhéadh a ghnó curtha i n-eagar aige. An tráthnóna seo go h-áirithe is an fear ag filleadh abhaile tháinig sé féin is an t-ainmhidhe aghaidh ar aghaidh ar an mbóthar ós cómhair an bhruigh is thoisigh cómhradh idir an bheirt aca. Sa chainnt dóibh dubhairt an t-ainmhidhe úr-ghránna leis an bhfear go gcaithfeadh sé an chéad duine a chasfadh leis i mbraighdeanas sa brughtheach, is cuma é a bheith ar a bhóthar go Baile Átha Cliath ar maidin nó ag tigheacht thar ais tráthnóna dó. Bhí an fear lán- toilteanach an ghíomh seo do chur chun críche ó tharla nárbh é féin a bhéadh thíos leis mar a dubhairt sé féin.
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2021-04-19 22:34
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wisp of hay lighted and out Will went. The wisp never failed and from that day to this he goes about from place to place at night he has his wisp lighted and thats the reason we call it "Will o' the wisp".
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2021-04-19 22:33
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Bhiodh na daoine fadó idir sgór agus sgór go leith bliadhain sul a bhfuigheadh siad péire bróg. Bhí beirt ag dul thart annseo ag iarraidh déirce darbh ainm dhoibh Séimín "Dunn" agus Áine Ní h-Éifeartaigh agus ní fhaca duine ariamh bróg ortha sin go ndeanaidh Dia grásta ortha.
Nuair a bhiodh na
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2021-04-19 22:32
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pound each instead of five pound.
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2021-04-19 22:31
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at her, then the woman went out to the hen-house for a few eggs to put in the scone. When she came back again there was neither pan, scone nor fairy-shoes left, because the wee fairy stole them.
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2021-04-19 22:29
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As round as an apple, As deep as a cup, It would take all the men in Londonderry to take it up.
Ans A Well
A hundred cows tied to the wall out comes the red one and licks them all
Ans A Tongue
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2021-04-19 22:28
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be ever seperated from thee through Christ our Lord. Amen
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2021-04-19 22:27
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beseech thee by thy tender bounty be written in the book of life and may I ever be a victim consecrated to thy glory ever burning in the flames of they pure love and entirely, penetrated with it for eternity. In this I place all my happiness, this is all my desire to live and die in no other condition than that of thy devoted servant. Amen
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2021-04-19 22:26
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Ní béile bidh gan deoch.
Is goire cabhair Dé ná an doras.
An té bhíonns ag magadh bíonn a leath faoi fhéin.
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O God who justifiest the wicked that repent and desirest not the death of a sinner, we humbly beseech thy majesty to defend thy servants with thy heavenly grace who trust in thy mercy and to preserve them by thy continual protection that they preserve in thy service and by no temptations.
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2021-04-19 22:23
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Diol de bhó, ceannaigh caora is ná bí choidhche gan capall.
Is fearr paiste ná poll.
Is olc an chearc nach sgriobann dí féin.
Níl satharn sa mbliadhain nach soillsigheann an grian.
Ní dheanfhadh an saoghal capall rás d'asal.
Is cuma ná muc fear gan seift.
Céadaoin an luaithridh go mbaintear na cluasa do'n té iosadh feoil
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Síobháinín Ní Thuathail
Cúlruadh. Tigh na hÉille,
Cill Manntáín
Seachtmhógha bliadhain d'aois.
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About seventy years ago there lived a man in Treenagher named Patrick Carney who was a very good creel-maker. People from all parts of the country came to him for creels as there were not many who could make them.
The people brought him the rods and he made them. He usually charged six shillings for every pair of creels.
Then his son whose name was Thomas Carney learned this trade of creel-making, so the both made creels for some years. One time there was a prize of thirty pounds given for the best creel-maker of the locality and everybody knew that Patrick Carney would get the prize. This prize was
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2021-04-19 22:20
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The name of my native village is Lismegan. This is a very old village. The word Lismegan means "The fort of Megan" or "Megan's fort". Megan was a chief over the Barony of Costello about sixty years ago. He lived in a fort which belonged to him in this village, so that is the way Lismegan got its name.
The fort which was there at that time is not to be seen now. There are only a few little hills, some stones and a few trees growing around where it was.
Megan was a
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2021-04-19 22:19
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In my district of Liscat there were a few barn schools long ago. A man named Mr Jennings taught in them.
He used to go about from place to place teaching in any barn which he would find suitable. He was not a man from this part of the country but was a wandering school-master. He used to teach in three different barns, or for every second night and day.
Everything was taught exclusively through English. He knew Irish as well, but did not
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níor laguigh ar croibhthibh na n-iarrthóirí gur thángadar síos chun na fairrge is níor fhéad an cáca cos a chur fé. Bhí sé chomh traochta spíonta san. Bhí a sheadh tugtha. Tháinig an sclamhaire suas leis, bheir ar an gcáca is leig siar é gan aon-ró mhoill. "Is mairg don té a dheineann deimhin dá dhóchas."
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2021-04-19 22:14
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oidhche
Sé beatha dhuine a thoil.
Mairig de'n teach a bhíonns an chearc ag glaodhach ann, agus an coileach na thost.
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2021-04-19 22:12
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that the little hamlet where "Young Desmond" got knighted was convienent to Brosna Cross, about eight miles from Port Castle. He remembers two families the "Cormacs" and the "Booleys" living on the lands of Michael Land of Thonreack. "Cormac" is the local name for Mac Cormac
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i n-ann breith arm, fé neart lámh nó neart cos atá ionnaibh". Thug loibhrín de mhnaoi fé a bhí in- reatha le cú, ach, mo náire uirthi, chuir an cáca folach cnuic uirthi is d'imthigh siar as a h-amharc is drithlíní dhá bhaint as an mbóthar aige. B'éigean do'n loibhrín iompódh i bhfith-shéad na conaire.
Ní fada i n-a thaistil é ámhthach gur gasadh scoláire óg ar an gcáca is é ag filleadh abhaile o'n scoil taréis obair an lae a bheith déanta aige. Is amhlaidh do cuireadh an gasúr bocht seo chun scoile ar maidin gan puinn le -n-ithe aige, toisc é a bheith chomh h-alpach slamhach san ag cóisir, a thug a mháthair do chuid daoine muinnteardha na cómharsantachta an oidhche roimhe. Ar ádhmharaighe an domhain bhí an gasúr seo i n-ann tabhairt fé ins na cosa, is nuair a casadh an cáca air, shéid an rása eadtorra thar cladhthacha that sgonnsaí thar ísleáin, that árdáin, síos i ngleannta, that aibhneacha de léim rúide is de rith sciúrde.
Níor laguigh ar an rása is
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2021-04-19 22:10
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The origin of the name was probably caused by work that was carried on there long ago. urz weaving. Traces of the weavers' huts are still visible on the summit of the hills. Some of the old people remember the families who resided there (at least some of them).
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2021-04-19 22:08
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This is a clash or hallow in the boundary between the farms of Ed J. Fitzgerald and J.J. Broderick in this townland. There was a pool of water there formerly (now filled up) and 'twas here they used to bog or steep the flax long ago.
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2021-04-19 22:06
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This name is applied to a field on the farm of J.P. O'Connell. It was formerly bog land and they (the older generation) farmed away the bog i.e. they dug it out in large lumps with spades, the green surface and underlying peat, allowed it to dry for a few months then piled it and burned it. The ashes were the spread out over the ground - hence the name.
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2021-04-19 21:59
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Mass Fields:-
Poulmaleen - (Jack Forbes)
Macreary
N.B. I failed utterly to secure any story or any information whatever re the foregoing beyond the fact of their existence.
Príomh-aide.
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or a button near the well. It cures a disease called Evil. There are a church and grave yard near it. The people drink the water too.
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Once visitors came to Annascaul. They went up to Maum. They saw the heaps of earth on the waste land in Paircín na MBróg. One went up the next day and he carried a spade and shovel. He started to dig the heaps of earth. He had but one sod dug when he got frightened and he went home. The next day he had a pain in his leg. It got worse and he went to hospital and his leg had to be cut off.
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2021-04-19 21:53
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There is a holy well in Keelduff. There are sally bushes growing there on he twenty ninth of June after sun set and before sun rise. They go around the well nine times. They pay the round with nine stones. They leave on on a rock each time they go around the well. There is a tree there and the people leave something after them. They leave a bit cloth or a rosary bead on the tree or they put medal
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2021-04-19 21:48
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South grass is the most injurious herb to the land. It is a very bad herb for the crops. There is another bad herb named the sarrol. It is a red weed with a spreading root. If it is'nt pulled when it begins to seed it spreads and numerous other plants
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2021-04-19 21:40
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the robin picked the thorns out of his head, and that blood came out on its breast and every robin has a red breast from that.
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2021-04-19 21:39
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The most birds to be found about here are the robin, lark, cuckoo, swallow, wren, blackbird, sparrow, thrush, crow, magpie, corn-crake, hawk, water-hen, water-duck, snipe, pigeon and stares.
The cuckoo, the swallow, the corn crake go away in the winter and come back in the summer. The robin builds its nest in the ditch the swallow
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sin dá pighinn imtighthe ars glár beag tuas san similéar. Cuir an bean féin lán an phota de bainne an teinidh arís acht má chuir ní túisge do bhí an pota ar an teinidh na bheirbhigh an bainne tar béal anphota arís agus cailleadh é. Acht mó lean ars an bhean sin corcán bainne éile caillte orm agus sin tuistiún imtighe ars an glór béag thuas san similéar. Is docha go bhfuil an corcán salach ars an bean glan é a Máire. Ghlan Máire an corcán. líon sí le bainne é. Cuir sí ar an teinidh arís é acht ní raibh aon maiteas dé ann beirbigh an bainne thar raol arís. Ocon, Ochon ars an bean sin an tríomadh pota bainne a caillead orm anocht. Sin raol imtighe a bean a tighe ars an glór béag agus níor sábáil tú costas an tinncéir é ndeireadh na dála leis sin léim an sidh fear anuas as an similéar agus d'imtigh sé an doras amach ag rinnce agus ag gáiríde agus ag gáiridhe.
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Such women are locally supposed to go out on that morning with a can into which they gather the dirt left by the cloven hoof in recent cow tracks, together with other things. After this they are supposed to have all the butter of these cows until the spell is broken.
Most people in this district would not dream of borrowing or lending anything on May Day; or paying out money on that Day.
Nobody would dream of bathing or boating during Whit Week, as it is thought to be dangerous to meddle much with water during that period. Also animals born at this time are supposed to be wicked and dangerous. Even people born during whitsuntide are believed to be crack shots, and a blow from such a person is said to be very much more dangerous than a corresponding one from a person born at another time of the year.
Such people as said to be liable to hurt one even when they have no intention of doing so.
St. John's Eve, that is the evening of 23rd June is the "Bon fire Night." There are certain places, cross roads, etc, in each district where large bonfires are lighted each year. People dance and sing around these bonfires from before sunset on St. John's Eve until almost daybreak the following morning. Old people sit around on the fences and tell stories. When leaving each one takes a coal from the fire, brings it on a stick and throws it into one of his fields. He does this to ensure that the
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Last night I was talking with Mary Gallagher. She told me that the people suffered a lot during the great famine. The district was very thickly populated, there were about twice as many people in it as there are now and the houses were in little clusters.
She told me that the blight came on the crops and destroyed the country, the potatoes failed and decayed in the ground. The houses are gone to desolation and to ruins now, and the people who lived in them are gone to America, and some are dead but some are living.
There was no potatoe seed for the following year until after a long while the government sent new seed to the people and they called them Champions. Before they got the new seed the potatoes were so small that the people had to
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sick person has died.
The water of the well was said to have a cure for certain diseases of the eye.
Nobody now appears to know why or by whom the wall was built round the well or when or why the bush was put growing there either.
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There was an old woman in Hagfield long ago. She was brought by the fairies and she was 40 years in bed without coming out. The day her mother died she crept out of the bed and went out in the street crying. That day a man came with a van to bring her to Castlebar and he found her out in the street sitting down on a stone
What ever well the water would come from she could know the taste of it and she liked the (Tobar Heileacht) water best. She could tell you also the house in the town the tea would come from and she would not drink it unless it came from Morrisroes. The little house fell three or four times and while they were building it she had to live in some other house. She died in Castlebar in the year 1927.
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Why do we carry an umbrella?
Because it cannot walk
Why is a bad pen like an angry cat?
Because it scratches
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It is thought that no water should be thrown out on New Year's Day. Neither water nor ashes should be thrown out on May Day. People say you would throw out your luck with these things on the above mentioned days. No country person would give away Milk on May Day, or allow anybody outside the members of the household to milk the cows on that day.
It is on May Morning that "the bad women of the district" perform their witch craft to "bring the butter" from their neighbours.
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anocht san dún ars sé agus níl ár saith corcán againn. Ar féidir leat ceann a thabhairt ar ais duit i mbárach é. Cuaidh an cailín aimsire isteach agus dubhairt sí le béan an tighe go raibh fear beag ag an doras agus gur teastuigh corcán uaidh i gcóir bainfeise san dún. Tabhairt ceann dó ars an bean. Is maith an rud bheith fial. Thóg Máire corcán breág a bhí ar an teinteán cun a thabhairt don fear béag ó na tabairt an ceann sin dó ars an bhean. Tá corcán eile a bhfuil poll ann faoin mbórd agus tabhair é sin dó. Deisigheann na sid fir potaí bíonn breisthe tá fhioch agat agus mar sin ní gadh dom raol a tabairt dón tinncéir cun é a deisiughadh. Bhí go maith agus ni raibh go holc thug an cailín aimsire an corcán briste do'n fear beag agus dimthigh sé leis féin. Lá ar na bhárach tháinigh sé ar ais i bhí an pota deisighte aige. Thug sé an pota do bean a tighe agus bhí athas mór uirrí nuair connaich sí é mar ceap sí gur sabáíl sí raol ar an ngnó. Iar dtuitin na h-oidhche dubairt an beann leis an gcailín aimsire lán an phota de bainne úr a cur ar an teinid i gcóir suipéir na bpáistí. Rinne an cailín amlaidh acht ní túisge do bhí an phota agus caillead é. Bhí an bean ar buile leis an gcailín. Greadad cugat ars seise sin corcán bainne caillte orm agus
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It is considered unlucky for a woman to come into your house first on New Years Day. It is an old custom not to throw out ashes on that day, or on May Day, or for a woman to come out on the road before you, or to give away anything out of the house on May Day. It is supposed if you pay out money on "Hansol Monday" that is the first Monday of the New Year, you will have ill luck on all your undertakings for the year. No one, only a member of the family, would be allowed to milk cows on the 1st May. It was the belief that if anybody else milked there would not be any butter got on the milk for the year.
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The houses that were in my district long ago were called mathies. They were very shabby houses. They were built of stones and mortar. There were only two rooms in them. They were thatched with straw and rushes over the heath. In those times there were no barns. The cattle used to be in the houses and hens up in the loft. There werent and windows in them. There was a bed in the. The place where it was was called the oldchat. the fire was in the side wall and there was a hole in the wall for the smoke to go out. The people were very poor and hatatoes mostly the people used to eat. In the morning the cows used to be lewing and the coch crowing.
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On this day also all those witches were supposed to renew their powers.
On November Eve there are several tricks played such as ducking for apples in a basin of water, and placing three plates on a table with a ring on one, water on another and clay on the other. Then you would be blindfolded and have to walk to the table and leave your hand on one of the plates. The plates would have been changed while you were coming to the table. If you left your hand on the table with the ring, it was a sign that you were going to get married. If you left your hand on the plate with the clay it was a sign that you were going to die.
These tricks were all played in view of finding out your future.
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He was deformed in the feet, the eyes were squint his mouth was longer and his countenance of a wilder appearance.
The people came to the conclusion that the fairies brought this beautiful child and left the child whom we call Pat Mack begging for alms at the present day in his own district and his fond parent dead. The old home is still in the possession of a neighbour.
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crisp and then crushed into ashes and put into a cup of tea and drank is the best cure for the mumps.
Red mourn in cattle.
It is a great cure to pull the leaves of briars and boil them and give them to cattle that would have the read mourn. A bit of butter rubbed on the udder of cows is also a very good cure.
Warts
It is a good cure for warts to go to a stone were there is water lodged in a hole in it and put the wart in the water. The white juice that comes from the steam of a dandelion is a very good cure.
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89. I have a roomful and cannot take a spoonful?
Ans:- Smoke.
90. What is the difference between a blind man and a sailor in prison.
Ans- One cannot see to go and the other cannot go to sea.
91. As I looked out my Grandfather's window I saw the dead carrying the live.
Ans:- A train.
92. Twenty sick (six) sheep went out a gap. One died how may came back?
Ans:- Nineteen.
93. I have a little knife, its as sharp as a lance and if you were on top of it, it would carry you to France.
Ans:- The Moon.
94. Where was the first candle lighted?
Ans:- At the top of the wick.
95. Where was the last nail struck?
Ans:- I wasn't struck at all yet.
96. When does a farmer bend sheep without hurting them?
Ans:- When he puts them in folds.
97. When does a chair hate you?
Ans:- When it can't bear you.
98. What sign is it when you hear the cuckoo?
Ans:- That you are not deaf.
99. Said a child to its father how is it that you are my father and I'm not your son?
Ans:- A daughter.
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Bhí bean ann fad ó agus bhí sí sanntach acht ba maith leí ainm na feile beit uirrí. Lá amain táinig fear beag o'n sliabh fear side do bead é agus buail sé ar an doras agus chuaidh an cailín aimsire Máire go dtí an doras agus dfiaruigh sí de cad a bhí uaidh ó béid bainfeis againn
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Pat Mc Namara was born in Hagfield in the year 1902. He was the only son his mother had. Everybody considered him a pretty child with golden hair and remarkable blue eyes.
At the age of about 7 years he suffered from a severe sickness and no prospect of his recovery. His parents were very poor and looked forward to this beautiful child to be of help to them some day. Pat was supposed to be dying this night the neighbours gathered in to recite the rosary for the dying child. The poor found mother got excited and screamed out.
"O Lord dont take my only beautiful child away. After a short time slight improvement was noticed, as though her request was granted. Next day the child was very much improved and the people noticed, especially the mother that he was not as pretty as before.
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2021-04-19 21:12
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Ní túisge a bhí sí imthighthe ná isteach le ceann eile, thug leí gráinne agus dimthigh. Annsin chuaidh cuileog eile isteach thug leí gráinne de'n chruithneacht agus d'imthigh. O caithfeamuidh fanacht go dtí deireadh an sgeil leis sin a fhagháil amach ars an sgealaidh. Annsin ar seisean. Thainig cuileog eile thug leí gráinne eile de'n chruithneacht agus d'imthigh. Annsin thainig ceann eile thug leí gráinne éile . Nuair a bhí an sgéalaide trí seacthmhainí ag cur dhó ar an mbealach seo thuit an rí i laige agus nuair a thainig sé chuige féin dubhairt leis an méid de'n sgéal a bhí cluinte aige agus mar ghád dhó leanamhaint dó ní bfuide.
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77. Where did Noah strike the first nail?
Ans:- On the head.
78. What flies but has no wings?
Ans:- News.
79. As bright as a shilling, as round as a ball, it can climb our church, steeple and all?
Ans:- The Sun.
80. What part of a cow goes into a barn first?
Ans:- Her breath.
81. Where was Moses when the light went out?
Ans:- In the dark.
82. One bright day in the middle of the night, two dead men got up to fight, two blind men went for the police, two dummies told them hurry on.
Ans:- A noble fine lie.
83. Round the house, and round the house and their heads down?
Ans:- Nails on your shoes.
84. The more you cut off it the longer you make it?
Ans:- A drain.
85. Spell red rogue with three letters?
Ans:- FOX.
86. Black and white and read all over?
Ans:- A newspaper.
87. As round as an apple, as deep as a cup, and all the men in Derry wouldn't pull it up?
Ans:- A well.
88. Long legs, short thighs, little head and no eyes.
Ans:- A tongs.
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2021-04-19 21:06
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Long ago an old man and his family lived in the village of Hagfield. His name was Edward Crean. He was very rich and had many herds of cattle and sheep.
There was a tree growing beside the window of the house. Each night when he used to come from visiting he used to climb up the tree and open the window and go in.
There were any trees and hedges growing round this place. These trees and hedges are still to be seen. There are many gardens and old flowers growing in them yet.
One day he was digging one of these little garden and it is said that he found a pot of gold. He lived these and had plenty of money.
When the famine came he had nothing to eat. Then he went to America He worked there for many years. He was very old then and he died there.
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Aon uair amháin bhí sean fhear in a cómhnuidhe í Nás Laighean. Seán an tainm a bhí air . Bhí teach beag aige agus ní raibh sa teach aige ach é féin. Fear an crosta dobeadh Seán agus bhí sé an sean ar fad agus ní raibh sé in ann rith, agus mar gheall ar sin ní raibh faitchios ar aoinne roimhe. An lá seo bhí aonach í
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66. It's round, it's sound, it's just a pound and would not weigh an ounce?
Ans:- A sovereign.
67. Black and white went up the hill black came down and white stood still?
Ans:- A black hen layed an egg.
68. What is it that holds water although full of holes?
Ans:- A sponge.
69. Why is smiles the ongest word in the English language?
Ans:- Because there is a mile between 1st and last letter.
70. What is that which is brought to the table, cut and never eaten?
Ans:- A Pack of Cards.
71. Which is the best way to make a coat last?
Ans:- Make vest and pants first.
72. Who may marry a wife and yet live single all his life?
Ans:- A clergyman.
73. What author was never slow?
Ans:- Swift.
74. Why is a baker a silly fellow?
Ans:- Because he parts with what he kneads.
75. Why is a giraffe that can't hold up his head like next Friday?
Ans:- Because his neck's weak (next week).
76. Under the fire, over the fire and never touches the fire?
Ans:- A cake in an overn.
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mbaile éigin agus chuaidh Seán an le cúpla beidhthig a ceannacht ann. Ceannuigh Seán iad agus nuair a bhí sé ag teacht abhaile bhí na beidhthigh í bhfaid roimhe agus nuair a tháinig síad go dtí éigin bhí beirt daoine éigin annsin agus cur siad iad isteach i bpáirc iad agus bhí siad annsin ar feadh cúpla lá agus oidhche í gan fhios do Sheán. Bhí Seán tuirseach do bheith ag siubhal agus sa deire fuair sé iad. Ní raibh fhios aige ariamh cé rinne é sin agus tá fhios ag an tír é beagnach mar tá an sgéal seo fíor agus thárla sé timcheall octmha bliain ó shoin.
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In the old time when the people would be finishing the digging of the potatoes it was the custom to make a stampy cake. They used to grate the flouriest piece of the potato and mix some flour with it, and bake it in an oven. When it would be baked they used to cut it through the middle, and put on a slice of butter and eat it with new milk.
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One night long ago a young boy by the name of Free Fox was out rambling playing cards and when he was returning home about one o'clock, he saw in a field by the road side, a large crowd of men playing football, and as he passed the ball was kicked out in the road before him. He kicked it back to them, and they shouted "Good man "Free Fox" and he went home, and in the morning when he got up in his head was as white as snow.
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dá bhfaca tú ariamh nac feidhir liomh imteacht ortha. Mas mar sin atá an sgéal ars an cat go bfóirid Dia orm sa, níl agamh acht a t-aon cleas amhain agus má theipin sé sin orm tá mó craipe déantá. Lá ar na bháireach nuair a tháínig na gadhair d'feach an sionnach le teicheadh ach theip air agus rugadar air agus stoiceadar ó chéile é. Níor b'é sin do'n cat é. Bain seisean amach suas ar bhárr crainn agus sin níor fág sé nó gó ndeachaidh an ruaidh thairis. Bhí sé suas annsin i n-a shuidhe ar a sháinimh sóga do féin ag breathnúgad síos ar an t-sionnach dhá dtairraingt ó na chéíle síos. Ní facha aon duine aon maith ariamh nuair a tiocfaidh air agus duine air agus duine ar bith a mbíonn ag comarcha gáisgís da déanamh aighe. Glór árd gníomh béag."
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54. Why are there so few horses in the Isle of Wight?
Ans- Because the inhabitants prefer Cowes to Ryde.
55. What is the greatest riddle?
Ans:- Life - because we all have to give it up.
56. What is the differene between your overcoat and a baby?
Ans:- One you wear and the other you [?]
57. Born at the same time as the world, destined to live as long as the world; yet never five weeks old?
Ans:- The Moon.
58. Why are clouds like Coachmen?
Ans:- Because both hold the reins (rains).
59. What is it goes in dry, comes out wet and everybody likes?
Ans:- Tea.
60. Why is a lawyer like a beggar?
Ans:- Because he pleads for a living.
61. Where does the cock crow when all the world hears him?
Ans:- In the Ark.
62. If all the Holy Innocents were buried in one grave and nothing to be seen only their toes, how would you know the boys from the girls?
Ans:- No girls.
63. What is it that has feet but no legs?
Ans:- A yard measure.
64. Why is a mouse like a turnip?
Ans:- Because the catt'le eat it.
65. Why is a jumper like an orange skin?
Ans:- Because it is easy to slip on.
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In the olden days in Ireland before the introduction of wheaten bread thepeople in them days made their own bread of barely and oats by the simple method of cruhing the grain between two stone rollers called a quern. They then sive it to get the hulls off them. They baked it in a griddle. They used to wash potatoes very clean and cut them up and they would mix brown flour and white flour together some of the people made enough for the week and others made one every day.
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Long ago a bog moved from near the village of Knocknagree. The route it took was towards the Lakes of Killarney. In the bog there lived a family but the name of Donellys. The eldest daughter went the night before the bog moved, to her friend's house, so she escaped, but the rest of the family were drowned in the Lakes. It is said that the man of the house was up and ready for the fair that was to be in Knocknagree. Years after in the same place the daughter that escaped built a house and got married and lives there at present.
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2021-04-19 20:49
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Long ago people used to make bread called Stampy. This is how to make it. Wash potatoes very clean peel off the skin and grate into a pan. Squeeze with a cloth into a clean pan. Mix stampy with some flour to keep it tart add some salt. Bake in a griddle till brown Serve hot with little butter and new milk not with tea to make startch. The water squeezed from the stampy put it into a pan and let it rest there for twelve hours and the startch in a vessel is bleached and
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2021-04-19 20:46
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In the field where the Kilmurry Castle stands a servant was milking cows (in the fields) when suddenly a small little man came running over the field towards her. He did not see her and she caught him. He promised her that he would give her a pot of gold if she let him go. She said she would but to give her the pot of gold first. He told her to go in for a pike so that he may dig up the pot of gold that was under a tree. She went in, but while she was inside the little man went away, and was never seen again. He was a leprechaun.
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In the olden days in Ireland before the introduction of wheaten bread thepeople in them days made their own bread of barely and oats by the simple method of cruhing the grain between two stone rollers called a quern. They then sive it to get the hulls off them. They baked it in a griddle. They used to wash potatoes very clean and cut them up and they would mix brown flour and white flour together some of the people made enough for the week and others made only every day.
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2021-04-19 20:42
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St Patrick's day for wearing the Shamrock a very great National day even in the U.S.A.
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Bhí cat ag siubhal thart ar fud na coillte dhó féin. Lá amhain, ag déanamh a ghoile nuair a casadh sionnach leis. Ce'n sgéal é? ars an cat. Níl aon sgéal agam ars an sionnach ach go gcluinnim go mbeadh fiadach ar an mbaile a mbáireach. Ach is beag an bheann ata agamsa uirtí mar fhiadach. Is maith an gadhar a bhfearas ormsa mar gur abh iomda bealach agamh le cor a cur air. Níl cleas
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The seventh generation of blacksmiths has the cure of the rickets. My father who is the seventh generation of blacksmiths has the cure. He cures in the following way. He gets water from a stream that runs south. He says
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is something like this drawing which I will make here (drawing sketched)
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abhaile mar ba gnáth leithí bhí sí timcheall trí a clog agus céard a rith amach as an caisleán ach sidheóg agus í ag damhsadh. Is beag nár thuit an bhean í bhfantais nuair a chonnaic sí cé a bhí le na taobh. Agus dubhairt an sidheóg leithí- bíonn tusa ag dul thart gac oidhche agus má fheiceann mé tú ag dul ar cuairt as seo amach beidh tú in do sidheóg freisin agus as sin amach ní raibh an bhean ag dul ar cuairt mar bheit eagla aice roimh an sidheóg.
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When the moon hides its head in hollows its the sign of rain. When you can hang a pot on the moon its the sign of rain.
When the Sun sets if it is red it is the sign of very good weather but if it sets a pale colour its the sign of rain.
When it sets behind a cloud its the sign of bad weather.
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hour to churn it and it is churned by hand.
When the dash comes up clean out of the milk the people know the butter is made and when it is churned there is water poured in to gather the small lumps into big ones. Then the butter is ready to be taken off.
We make buttermilk gruel with some of the buttermilk we give some of it to the calves and some to the pigs and when it is real sour we bake cakes with it.
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We have a churn at home and it is 3 1/2 feet tall and it is 23 inches wide on the top and 25 on the bottom.
The sides of it are round and it is about 4 years old.
There is no mark on the sides or bottom, and butter is made with it twice a week in the Summer and once a week in the winter.
My mother does the churning and if any stranger comes in during the churning he takes a brash afraid he might bring away the butter with him.
The churning takes from a half hour to an hour and it is done by hand up and down.
The people know when the butter is made when the dash comes out of the churn clean.
When the churning is nearly finised the people put cold water into the churn to gather the butter.
Then the buttermilk is given pigs and to the calves, and it is also used for making bread and gruel.
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Bhí fear darbh ainm Brian in a chomhnuidhe i mBaile Átha Ríogh. Fear saidhbhir a bhí ann. Bhí croidhe aige chómh cruaidh le chloich. Níor thug sé pinghin do duine bocht. Ní raibh aige acht giolla amháin agus ní tabharfadh sé paidhe ar bith do. Is ar éigin a thabharfadh sé a sháith le n-ithe dhó. Bhí faitchíos an domhain ar an ngiolla roime acht tháinic faitchíos air sa deire.
Oidhche amháin chuaidh an ghiolla amach ins an sgioból agus fuair sé tuadh. Nuair a bhí a mháighistir imthighthe in a chodhladh chuaidh an giolla isteach ins an dteach. Suas an staighre leis go dána agus bhuail sé ag doras a mháighistir. "Tar isteach ", ar seisin "acht cé atá annsin ar chor ar bith". "Tar amach annseo agus bheidh fhios agat cé atá annseo" ars an ghiolla go feargach,
D'feach an fear amach an doras. Cómh luath agus chonnaic sé an giolla chroch mo dhuine suas an tuagh in áirde" "Bainfidh mé an cheann díot muna dtugfaidh tú céad púnt dom ar an bpoinnte sé" ars an giolla go dána le n-a maighistir. "Ara, ce'n t-seafóid atá ag teacht ort anois a phlaidhche " ars an sean-fhear saidhbhir. "Tabhair dhom an
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which rises in Gortavacan bottoms and flows into the Lough between Drumlara and Tulcon and there is a tributary of the river running through Drumlara and Gortavacan on the other side and meets with the river near the Lough it is called Gortavacan river.
The Lough is bordering our land and in olden times it is said there was a man named McHugh drowned in it and ever sense it is called Lough McHugh.
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Q What would make a pair of shoes
A Two shoes
Q I have a little servant and she has only one eye
A A needle
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sometimes they are sprayed three times.
Wooden ploughs were used long ago, but they are never used now. The spades that were used locally were made by the blacksmith and all turning of the ground was sometimes done with the spade, especially in poor places.
Long ago the people gathered together and did one farmers work in one day and another's the next day, and this gathering was called a "merceal" but this custom is fast dying out in the neighbourhood.
In this district, the potatoes are dug with the
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Two friends met in a land afar
Across the ocean spray
Two exciles far from Ballytrain
Their hearts were light and gay
Says Pat to Mick I dreamt last night of the good old days of yore
I dreamt I landed in Dundalk and I cried on the shore
Chorus
Is Ballytrain like what it used to be
Are the "Stars" still there
Do the boys still stroll around the road in the light and dare
Are the girls so fair and beautiful
Are my friends all right
Oh, what would I give to be with them in the
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grape fork and the children pick them in a bucket and bring them to a "hole" which is made in the field for them, and when this is finished, it is covered with clay, rushes and old withered stalks.
There are many kinds of potatoes sown in the district, the most most common being Kerry Pinks, Champions, Aran Barrans, and Golden Wonders.
Sometimes clay is put on the stalks when it is too wet for spraying, and also in frosty weather to prevent the stalks from being burned.
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There was a man who bought a thing,
The thing he bought he did not want it,
The man who sold it could not use it,
The man who used it did not know it
What is it?
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A coffin
What runs from Dublin to Belfast and back again and never moves?
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The railway lines
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What sleeps with its fingers in its eyes at night?
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The crook
Why does a hen pick a pot?
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Because she cannot lick it
Why does a donkey eat thistles?
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Because it is an ass
What is it that lives on it self, and dies when it has itself eaten all up?
Answer:
A candle
Why is a mouse trap like a riddle?
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Because there is a catch in it
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What side of a hen, is the most feathers on?
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The outside
A byreful and a barnful and could not fill a dishful?
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Smoke
What is full and can hold more?
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A pot of potatoes
What is most like a horse shoe?
Answer:
Its other shoe
What goes though the wood and never touches it?
Answer:
A knife in a man's pocket.
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Potatoes are sown widely in this locality, the land is not manured before it is turned up, but after the potatoes are set they are manured. When the stalks appear above the ground, they are moulded, that is, the fresh clay is put up on drills or ridges with the plough.
After some time they are moulded again and this is called remoulding and this time the stalks are well above the ground.
Then the stalks are sprayed to prevent blight from falling on the crop, and
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What does from one house to another and never goes in?
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The path
As high as a wall
As red as blood
As white as milk
As sweet as honey?
Answer:
An apple
What is it that walks with its head down?
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A nail in your boot
Why did Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit?
Answer:
Because he could not drink it.
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blue shoes?
Answer:
That
What can go up the chimney down, and could not go down the chimney up?
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An umbrella
Two heads and one body?
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A spool
What part of a cow goes up the hill first?
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Her breath
What goes round the house and round the house and lies in corner at night?
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The twig
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Long ago Bilboa was a market town. At one of its fairs, the first fight was made to do away with the tithes. There was a pound situated about half a mile from Bilboa Court. It was in this pound that Father Hickey's cow was offered for sale to pay the tithes.
English soldiers dressed in their uniforms were present, armed with rifles and cannon. It was a memorable day in the district as the peasants for miles around gathered to prevent the sale.
No buyer could be found for the cow at the pound and as the cow was being taken to Doon, a friend of Father Hickey's redeemed her and she was brought home decorated in coloured ribbons, amidst great rejoicing.
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mixed with unsalted butter and is better than any ointment. It is also supposed to contain poisonous properties. It grows by the side of a river or stream. This plant has dark green leaves with red berries. The nightshade is a plant which grows on a green stalk and contains many red berries like currants. This plant is also supposed to be poisonous.
The Groundsel grows very plentifully between cobbled stones. Caged and wild birds like this weed. The balls foot is a weed which some people smoke instead of tobacco.
The milk thistle does not
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Ná blianta fada ó shoin nuair ná raibh aon bannc ann cuireadh an t-ór isteach insan thalamh idtaisce. I bfeirm mhuinntir Úí Duilleáin i bparoíste Ádhacadh agus i gconndae Luimnighe tá pairc ann, agus dubhairt mo mháthair liom go raibh saidhbhreas idtaisce insan bpáirc sin. Bhí taidhreamh ag fear oidhche amháin, go raibh ór idtaisce fé cloc insan bpáirc. Aon oidhche amháin chuaidh sé ann, nuair a bhí sé inaice na h-áite cuala sé fothramh, d'féach sé ina thimceall agus cad a bheadh ann ach firín beag.
Chuir sé ceist ar an bhfear beag mar gheall ar an ór, d'innis an firín gac rud dó. Dubhairt sé go raibh ór fén gcloc. Dhéirigh an cloc agus chuaidh an fear síos. Bhí tarbh mór ann, agus mairbh sé an fear. Níor chuala aoinne mar gheall ar an bhfear sin arís.
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There is a small house on the farm of Timothy McNamara in the townsland of Cullina in the parish of Cappamore. This house was a hedge school in former days. It was built by William McNamara 150 years ago.
The teacher there was called "The Blade of Munster". He was succeeded by a man named O'Donnell who afterwards became National Teacher in Cappamore.
The surname of "The Blade of Munster" was Hayes. It is not know why he was called "The Blade of Munster".
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In the Loughrea lake there is an Ottor-Fox. This Ottor-fox was so big that he was called a monster ottor-fox. This animal is a four legged animal with a body like a calf and the head of a fox. He did much harm round Grange. He destroyed crops, ate sheep and cattle. Many attempts were made to kill this animal. Once an attempt was made to shoot him, the bullets hit him, but did him no harm, after hitting him the bullets hopped off his back. He did not appear in the lake since 1930.
At Tobar-Tuighe a fairy
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The lake of Loughrea was owned by four landlords, Lord Clancarthy owned the west end of it. He resided in Ballinaslow. Lord Clanricarde owned the part nearest the Town. He lived in England. Lord Huntington owned the biggest Island on the lake - Island McCooke. This was formerly owned by the McCooke's of Grouse Hill.
The part nearest the County Home was owned by Lord Westmeath who resided in Pallas. He was a good landlord and evicted no one. The Earl of Clanricarde was a very cruel landlord and he
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away to a warm country in the south.
The weather is judged by certain binds. If the sea gull flys inland it is a sign of a storm. It is said there will be rain if the swallows fly low, and fine weather if they fly too high.
When Our Lord was dying on the cross a robin picked a thorn from His Head and a drop of blood fell on his breast. Ever since then the robin has a red breast.
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on the Galway road. It is called the great Craghwell river. There are people that go fishing from Loughrea and the district round for trout fish.
Before stone bridges were made basket work and planks were made to cross wide and deep rivers. Stepping stones were used also and are still in the Ballingarry river.
In olden times people used to gather at the cross-roads on Sunday evenings and hold dances there. The old people used to tell tales at the cross-roads, and light bonfires at these dances also. None of these customs are carried out nowadays.
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nail making lived in a house on the Carrarona Road. There was a tanyard in Abbey lane and the man that owned it lived in Moore Street. His name was Mr Mohahan.
An old lady who lived in town had three women coming in every day spinning flax. There were people living in Mount Carmel Road who used to weave. All the old people were very good for carding wool and spinning it and dyeing. There is only one lime kiln for burning lime in Loughrea, it is on the Carrarona Road.
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going to town, they used to carry the boots with them and put them on when they would be a quarter of a mile from the town. All children go barefoot during the three summer months.
All people usually wash their feet with rain water, when people are washing their feet, they usually put washing soda in the water to make it soft. It is considered very good to wash the feet in bog water.
Long ago when children did not wear shoes until they were old, they were always afraid to come in at night, because their parents would want them to wash their feet and their feet were so sore with "[?]" that they hated to get them washed.
When people had sore feet they
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In this neighbourhood long ago were many local craftsmen, who in their old way were very skilled. One splendid example of local craftsman ship is the wooden altar in our church at the present day , and it was made and carved by a local man - John Collins ( R.I.P.) whose relatives are still in the neighbourhood. His nephew - Tom Collins - now facing 80 year - is still alive + was in his day a tailor of high repute. He is a real store of Folklore but it is very difficult to understand what he says tho' he's quite willing + more[?] than[?] anxious[?] to chat about old times +old [?] days.
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Long ago people did not begin to wear boots until they were twenty years of age.
At that time they only wore them on certain occasion such as, if they
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the saint said he was sure if that. He said to ask some other one. Then the blacksmith said that his hand would never be too hot. The saint said that a blacksmith's hands would never be too hot.
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Wednesdays and Fridays are looked upon as lucky days. Saturdays and Thursdays are unlucky days. Mondays and Thursdays are certain days for cures. People do not like to start work on Friday because out Lord died and the seeds might die too. The unlucky day is called Lá na leanbh. Cures are given for headache and charms are made for taking dusts out of a persons eyes on a Monday or on a Thursday. Certain days and dates are looked upon as being the correct ones for planting certain crops For example in some places potatoes should be planted before a certain day of a certain month and not later than another date.
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(1) Phairceanna:-
"An pháirc fhada". Tugadh an t-ainm sin air mar gheall ar go bhfuil cuma fhada air.
"PHáirc na driseóga". Tugtar an t-ainm sin ar mar gheall ar go bhfuil a lán dríseóga ag fás ann. "An pháirc ghearr" Tugadh an t-ainm sin ar an pháirc mar gheall ar go bhfuil sé an-ghearr. "Páirc an chatha". Báisteadh an t-ainm sin air mar gheall ar gur (troidú a lan cath) san pháirc.
"Páirc na h áirde." (Is é seo an fáth a báisteadh an t ainm sin ar mar ta árdain árd istigh i lár an phairc) "Páirc an tighe mhór") (Tugadh an t ainm sin ar mar tá teach mhór istigh in a lár) "(Páirc ná
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anois. Bíod na Sasanaig ar tóir na sagart i gcomhnuide. Vh'waefad siad airgead do duine ar bith a tabhairfead sagart aige beo no marbh. Bhearfad siad airgead air chloigeann easbuig comh mait.
Uaireannta bhiod cur na sagart a n-éadach féin a bhainnt dóbhta agus éadac mar gnát fear a chuir orra sa gcaoi nac mbéad a fhios ag na saigdúirí sasanac iad.
Bíod a fhios ag na sagairt go mbíod na saigduirí in a ndiaidh.
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borrow three days, she said "If these three days be good there will be a good harvest, if not, the harvest will be bad.
If the sun shines very brightly in the morning it is a sign of rain. There is an old saying about the sunset. "A red sky at night is a sailors delight, a red sky in the morning is a sailors warning".
If there is a ring around the moon it is the sign of a storm, also if the moon is hazy, If the moon and stars are very bright it is a sign of frost.
Black clouds hanging low over mountains are signs of a storm.
There is another belief that the rainbow is a sign of bad weather and rain.
If the wild geese leave their place of habitation and go to a sheltered place it is an indication of a storm.
The surrounding hills are sometimes mirrored in Lough Swilly , this is a sign of rain.
The twelve days after Christmas are supposed to represent the twelve months of the succeeding year. The first day is January if it is good January will be good, the same with the other eleven days.
If a cat sits with her back to the fire washing her face it is a bad omen of the weather.
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I'n aimsir na géar leanamhna ní rabh cead ag na sagairt an t-aifreann a rabh. Ní rabh mórán daoine ina gcomhnuide ins an áit seo an t-am sin. Bhíod na sagairt ag rabh an t-aifreann amuig ins na sléibhte.
Bhí cloch mor tuas san cnoc fado agus cuala me na daoine ag rád go léigead an sagart uirri. Cloch an Aifrinn a tugtaí uirrí. Ta an cloth sin imtigthe
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Is e naom Damhnat naomh patrún na h-áite seo. Ní raibh aon sgoil na manistír aige ins an áit seo. Is act bhí séipeal aige i gCill Domhnat. Is e sin an fáth a baisteadh an t-ainm sin ar an mbaile. Beannuig se tobag annsin comh maith.
Bhí Naomh Damhnat in a shean-fear nuair a cailleadh e. Bhí meas mór ag na daoine air agus bhí brón mor orra nuair a caillead é.
Cuireadh e i reilg Cill Domhnat
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Tá cupla gabha ins an áir seo agus ta tighthe speasealta acha chun obair ionnr. Te ceann acha thíos i Ghcaiseal agus téigheann go léor daoine as an áit seo síos go dtí an gabha sin chun cnaotai fhághail ar a gcuid caiple. Is iongantach maith an gabha é agus is é an fáth go dtéigheann go leor daoine chuige na go gcuireann sé na cniotaí godluath ar na h-ainmhidhthe.
Tá gabha eile thíos i Sala agus is é an t'ainm ata ar Sean O Gallacobhair. Tá teach úr curtha suas aighe le goirid le h-aghaish a cheird. Ní raibh a muinntir ina gabha roime. Is maith an gabha e.
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Ba e naomh Domnic naomh patrún an cheanntar seo. Níor chuir sé aon mainistir no sgoil ar bun ins an áit seo. Ní rabh aon man ach aighe. Bhí baint ag an naomh seo leis an tob'ar beannuighthe sta thuas i gcill Damnath.
Bhí se iongantach sean nuair a fuair se fás agus bhí brón mór ar gach duine ina dhiaidh. Níor dhein an naomh aon miorbhailta ins an áit mar is feasach do na daoine. Bastuighthear go léor páistí ins an áit seo ar ainm an naom. Bhí meas mór ag gach duine air agus tugann siad onór da ainm
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to have people in and out. There was an old man in our district and all the people around the people bought their goods from him.
In a townsland called Ballinafad there were races long ago and all the travelling people used to come to it and they used to come to it and they used set up stalls with sweets and cakes. It used be going on for two days. They camps were covered with straw. At one races a young girl remarked to a gentleman "Here comes a great sportsman." "We will soon see if he is a sportsman or not" said another man. As the latter approached the gentleman put up his hand and pulled down a few ribs of straw and said to the other man, "Odds or evens for a £100" and the other man walked away.
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Scraith Dhonnchaidh:- Chuaidh fear ab ainm dó Donncadh Ó Maolábhail ar báitheadh ann fadó shoin.
Garrdha na Scoile:- Garrdha ata ingar do'n sgoile.
Dréan Mór: Páirc a bhfuil "dréan mhór" in-a laír agus tugadh an t-ainm sin ar an pháirc sin.
Garrdha na Mgáilleach:- Daoine a bhí in-a gcomhnuidhe in aice leis an páirc sin ar b'ainm doibh Máilligh agus glaodeadh an t-ainm sin ar an pháirc sin.
Píosa na troda: Bhí daoine in aice leis an píosa talamh sin agus bhíodh siad i gcomhnuidhe ag troid faoí'n (páirc) píosa talamh sin. Bhí cuid do na daoine a rádh gur cheart an píosa talmhan sin a thabhairt dobhtha. Agus bhí daoine eile a rádh go mba cheart an píosa talmhan sin a thabhairt dobhtha féin. Sin é an fáth ar tugadh an t-ainm sin ar an píosa talmhan sin "Píosa na Troda."
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to have people in and out. There was an old man in our district and all the people around the people bought their goods from him.
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A posthumous child is supposed to have a cure for the chincough. Any food they leave after their meals if that is given to persons suffering with the chincough they will be cured.
The seventh son or daughter has the cure for Ringworm and in order that they may possess this power there are certain preparations to be made. When the child is born there are two worm put into the child's hands and left there until they are dead and while they are dying there are some prayers to be said also.
Not very far away from my district there lived a man who hated his neighbour very much and wanted to get him done away with. One day he thought of a plan and this was to go to a woman who lived near him and was supposed to have great power. He went to her and told her the story. At first she refused
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would not grow. The farmer thought more of his horse, than of his wife.
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Long ago the farmers used set two or three acres of potatoes. They used begin to prepare the ground early in Spring. Long ago the farmers used not plough the ground at all. They used second-dig the ground the most of the time.
The people now-a-days, do not second-dig the ground at all. They plough the ground. Second digging was very slow, but when the time for the first earth used come, they used not put up that earth at all. Long ago the farmers used not bring the horses through the ridges. They thought they would destroy the "szruai"(?) of the ridges and the potatoes
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A posthumous child is supposed to have a cure for the chincough. Any food they leave after their meals if that is given to persons suffering with the chincough they will be cured.
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Do comáin sé leis trí cnocaibh agus gleann is sléibhte agus an cailín anáirde ar a dhrom aige. Tháinig sé go gleann agus d'oscail sé trap-door a bhí ann agus chuadar isteach agus bhí tig áluinn istig agus d'iompuig an mactíre é féin na fear. Do cuir sé an cailín fé geasaibh ná fhéadfadh sí aon rud do rádh mar geall ar an nduine a bhí pósta aici agus an áit na raibh sí na cómhnaidhe.
Tar éis ceithre bliana do thug an athair cuireadh dá ingheanaibh teacht chun dinnéar. Tháinig mná na tíghearnaí agus bhíodar ana compórdach ach dúbhairt an máthair dá mbeadh mo cailín féin agam anois ní bheadh a tuille uaim. An neomat san chonnacadar an mactíre bán ag teacht isteach an clós agus an cailín ar a dhrom aige.
Bhí áthas mór ar an máthair nuair a chonnaic sí an inghean, d'fhiafhruigh an athair de cá raibh sí agus dubhairt sí ná fhéadfadh sí é fhreagairt. Do thóg an athair a guna anuas ón seilp agus dúbhairt sé lei go lámhachfadh sé í mara neosfadh sí an sgéal do agus do bhí eagla ar an gcailín agus d'innis sí an sgéal do agus rith an mactíre amach an doras ach d'innis sé do ar dtúis dá ngoilfeadh sí go mbeadh a mac ba sine dall, mar bhí trúir clainne aici. Do rith sí amach na dhiaidh, agus bhí sí ag rith go tuitim na h-oidhche agus ansan do shuidh sí síos ar cloch agus go gol sí a dóitín agus tar- éis
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top of a high hill about a quarter of a mile away from where it lies. It is the shape of the mans face that threw it that is cut out in the stone.
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thabhairt ar iasacht dom agus bhéaraidh mé ar ais duit i mbárach é. Chuaidh an cailín aimsire isteach agus dúbhairt sí le bean a thighe go raibh fear beag ag an doras agus gur teastuigh corcán uaidh i gcóir bainfheise san dún. Tabhairt ceann dó ars an bean. Is maith an rud bheith fial. Thóg Máire corcán breágh a bhí ar an teintean chun a thabhairt don fear béag ó na tabairt an ceann sin do ars an bhean. Tá corcán eile a bhfuil poll ann faoin mbord agus tabhair é sin do. Deisigheann na sidh fir potaí bíonn briste tá fhioch agat agus mar sin ní gádh dom raol a thabhairt d'on tinncéir chun é deisiughadh. Bhí go maith agus ní raibh go holc tá an cailín aimsire an corcán briste d'on fear beag agus d'imthighe sé leis fein. Lá ar na bhárach tháinig sé ar ais agus bhí an pota deisighthe aighe . Thug sé an pota do bean a tighe agus bhí áthas mór uirrí nuair canuighe sí mar cheap sí gur sabhail sí raol ar an ngnó. Iar dtuitim na h-oidhche dubhairt an leis na gcailín aimsire lán an phota de bainne úr a chun an teinid i gcoir suipéir na bpáistí. Rinne an cailin amlaidh acht ní túisge do bhí an pota ar an teinidh na beirbigh an bainne thar béal an pota agus caillead é. Bhí an bean ar buile leis an gcailín. Greadadh cugath ars sise sin corcán bainne caillthe orm agus dhá phighinn imhtighthe ars glór béag thaus san simléar. Cuir an bean féin lán an photha de bainne ar an teinid arís acht má cuir
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his mother used cut seaweed. She used go out to the rocks on the side of a horse swimming. The seaweed was cut from the rocks and was brought to the strand on a horse or in a boat. It is left there for a few days and then it is drawn home.
The potatoes are dug in the Autumn and the farmers place them in pits. Long ago the farmers used leave the potatoes in the pits all the year round.
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The principal crop grown in this part of the country is potatoes. First the field is ploughed or turned. Then the dung or manure is spread. If the field is ploughed the "scullaioes" are taken.
Long ago the farmers used never bring the horse through the ridges, from once they were turned until the potatoes were dug. They used bring the dung in the car and leave it inside the gap of the potato garden. The women used draw it from there with a "cisean". When the farmers were short of farmyard manure they got seaweed. I heard my father saying that
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Away back in the middle ages, there is a legend of how o Hara who was then known as Lord of Leyny was befriended by a Little Red Man. This O Hara was a great sports man as well as a frequenter of gambling dens. Cards and dice were his chic hobby. He was on a visit to London one time when he fell in with a professional gambler and after many days at dice playing he had lost all his money and was on the point of complete ruin. to continue the game he would be forced to stake his ancestral home and entire estate. In order that he might win back his lost money. He asked his opponent if he would agree to finish the game in his own country-Ireland- a request which the other readily consented stating he would play him on his own ground at any gem he choosed. I may mention that the Englishman was a champion long distance runner as well as a gambler
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Bhí duine uasal ann. Bhí triúr inghean aige. Fuair sé cuireadh lá dul go pósadh é féin agus a bhean. Do geibhadar go dtí an pósadh agus ba maith an maithe d'es na cailíní í, mar beadh ana oidhche aca féin sa bhaile.
Do bhí seómra sa tig agus ní leigtí d'es na cailíní dul isteach in aon-chor ann agus d'airig an cailín críonna go raibh geasa ar cathaoir a bhí ann. Bhí sí ag cuardach cun go bhfuair sí an eocair agus d'oscail sí an seómra agus chuadar isteach agus shuidh an cailín críonna sa cathaoir agus d'iarr sí ar Dhia agus ar an gcathaoir lord éigin do teacht chun í do phósadh, do dhein an tarna cailín an rud céadna agus nuair a airig an driofúirín óg iad á iarraidh ar Dia d'fhiafraigh godtiocfadh an mac-tíre bán chun í féin do thógaint.
Tháinig na beirt tighearnaí agus thógadar a mná féinig agus nuair a bhíodar imthighthe, tháinig an mac-tíre agus dúbhairt sé leis a mnaoí teacht cuige, dúbhairt na cailíní aimsire ná leogfaidís sí imteacht agus dúbhairt an mactíre bán go gcuirfeadh sé an tig síos tríd an dtalamh muna leogfaidís amach é, b'éigin di imtheacht agus bhí tig buartha brónach ag na cailíní aimsire as san amach.
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When the blessed Virgin and St.Joseph and the child Jesus were on their way to Egypt, they passed by a garden where there was a man setting cabbage. The man spoke kindly to them and the next day the cabbage was very big.
The next day the man went out pulling some of the cabbage and King Herods soldiers passed by and they asked him did he see the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph and Our Lord and he said that such people passed that way the day he was setting the cabbage. Then they asked him how many days was it since they passed but he did not tell them.
When he would not tell them they were about to go when a wash stood up and said "under" and then a clock stood up and said "under" and they spied on the Holy Family but the soldiers were too late and they did
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the present day. When the ground was settled they used make a hole for the "sziolans" (?) with a trowel. They used put about a shovel of farm-yard manure down with each "sziolan", and for that reason the potatoes were very big. This work was very hard ans slow, and on that account they began to set the potatoes early in February.
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1. Cosamhlacht báistuighe sunndaighe a bheith ar na cnuic, fáinne ar an ngealaigh, an ghrian a bheith líath-bhán ag dul síos di, an gaoth ag séideadh aindeas agus má aistrígheann an gaoth go dtí an taobh thiar cosamhlacht lá ceathainne is eadh é sin.
2. Cosamlacht seaca na realtóga a bheith ag tuitim agus an clú a bheith fuse in aice na theinidh.
3. Cosamhlacht aimsire garbh néallta an-dearg a bheith ins an spéir tar éis dul faoi d'on gréin, agus sgata preacháin 'na seasamh ar balla.
4. Cosamhlacht aimsir briste "Liam a' t-sop" a feiceál ins na portaigh.
5. Cosamhlacht aimsir seasmhach dá piobaire ghríosaigh a bheith ag troid, agus ceo éadtrom a bheith ar na sléibhche san oidhche.
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There was a football match played in Rinbane about thirty years ago between Mullinabeena & Sooey. the most of the Mullinbreena players were from Rinbane at that time. The match was played in the centre of Rinbane. Seventeen men played each side at every football match at that time. While the match was in progress to of the strongest me of men of the Sooey team tried to knock out Mullinabreena's best player namely Pay Gilmartin of Ribane by of them going each side of him and trying to crush him in between them but when reaching for the ball with his hands stretched up seeing the danger he stepped backwards instead of going forward with a result that bothe Sooey players crashed together and tore their checks open from their temple to their lower jaw. They lay on the field bleeding for half an hour and both of them had to be carried to side cars as there were no motor cars in them days.
They were never able to play football again after that day. The game was continued after thirty five minutes and Mullinabreena won by a large margin.
The score was 2 goals 5 points to 2 points
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This particular November's night there was a crowd in Kelly's as usual and every one was carrying out some superstitious custom or another. There was one pishrogue that was never known to fail when carried out according to custom and that was for a girl to go out at midnight, run round a stack seven times carrying an open knife and at the seventh time to stick the knife in the stack saying "what is your name" Her future husband was then supposed to appear to her.
This night a young girl from the village did this. When she stuck the knife in the stack after, the seventh time round it she cried out "what is your name?" and commenced to run towards the kitchen door as was the custom.
Suddenly a big black dog- almost as big as a cow, jumped out of the stack and made after her as if to devour her. She managed to reach the kitchen where she fell flop in a faint. She never did a day's good from that day till she went into her grave.
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Wrong deeds and their punishments. A family living in Dreenlomane at present _ Daniel Mahom, father, became bad friends with another family by the name of Donovan. Some of the Donovans died of consumption. When they were bad friends Mahony went to the ouse of the Donovans + said he came to see how they were in the Sanatorium. Whenever the Donovan's passed the Mahony's mocked them by asking would they go for the doctor for them, + by reciting the line out of a poem -
"Consumption has no pity for blue eyes and golden hair."
The wife developed consumption and died of it within twelve months, and sometime after a son was taken to a Sanatorium, and died there of consumption.
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and a four pike. She put the "cesean" on top of a barrel, and she filled it. Then she brought it on her back to the ridges and spread it. When she had it finished, she took part with the farmer in the bailing.
When spraying was introduced she also took part in it. Before spraying machines came into use, the farmers used spray with brooms, and the mixtures was held in a bucket. Long ago before the people knew about spraying they used bless the potatoes with holy water.
My grandmother told me a story about the farmers long ago. They used set the potatoes far different from that of
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Another member of the family twelve months afo made fun of a person getting teeth extracted - threatening "to drive his teeth down his throat to save him the trouble of going to the dentist," and then "he would finishe him." A daughter a few months afterwards died from poisoning from infected teeth. The illness commenced with swollen gums. There was no history of consumption in the mother's or father's family.
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Bhí bean ann fad ó agus bhí sí sanntach acht ba maith leí ainm na féile beit uirri. Lá amháin tháinig fear béag o'n sliabh fear side do beadh é agus buail sé ar an doras. Chuaidh an cailín aimsire Máire go dtí an doras agus d'fiaruigh sí de cad a bhí uaidh ó béidh bainfeis againn anocht san dún ars sé agus níl ár sáit corcán againn. Ar feidir leat ceann a
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In Skehanore are some underground chambers. John H. Kelly, Skehanore (62 yrs.) told me that some workmen his father had come across some flat stones with apparently a chamber of some sort under them. We marked the place on an Ordnance Survey map which Mr. Kelly has. Of course I am not certain such chambers exist, but Mr. Kelly tells the story as he got it from an old man named Burke.
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People around this locality, that is along the banks of Lough Swilly from Rathmullen to Letterkenny, believe that when there is a cap on Scalp mountain in Co. Donegal that it is a sure sign of bad weather and when there is a blue blaze in the fire it is also maintained that there is a storm coming.
There are a few old sayings like " A Green Christmas makes a bad Spring and a full graveyard" "If Candlemas day be fair and clear there will be two, Winters in one year" At the end of April the last three days are called borrowing days. If those three days are good there will be a good harvest. If not the harvest will be bad.
This belief is got from an old story which is told. Once there was a cow and she was called Molly. Molly was very thin and the food she had stored would only last till the harvest. If the harvest were good she would get plenty, if not , she would get none. Now all April there had beetn bad weather, so she decided to
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céad púnt nó marbhochaidh mé thú" ars an giolla. Bhí faitchíos ag teacht ar an ngiolla, acht mar sin féin níor chaill sé a misneach. Bhí faitchíos ag teach ar an maighistir ó thárla go raibh an tuagh ina lámh ag an ngiolla. "Ó! cur uait an tuagh sin agus tabharfaidh dhuit é" adeir a maighistir "níor mhait liom bás a fhághail fós," agus e ag ligint air féin nach raibh faithchíos air. "Déan deifir anois" adeir an ghiolla. B'éigin do'n maighistir an céad punt a tabairt dó agus d'imtigh an giolla leis. Ní fhaca sé an giolla in a dhiaidh sin. As sin amach bíodh sé go cneasta le gac giolla a bhíodh aige.
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There is a mass road in Skehanore, Par. of Kilcoe, W. D. W. Corbery, Co. Cork. Near it is a Keel.
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he shouted while the game was in progress. On one occassion a living man who was supposed to be a good goaler or hurler was taken to play a match. He returned safely, but was told to swear on a prayer book that he would not again go even if he were forced to do so. The prayer book was then to be burned.
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He rushed to the kitchen where his wife was. He laft all his past troubles on her and with a roar he said
"Now at last I know who caused my terrible sufferings while I was three weeks in a trance long ago in India and afterwards when I got into trouble over losing my dagger". With that he stuck the dagger into her heart and killed her on the spot. I never heard what happened to the soldier after that, whether he killed himself or was hanged for the murder.
In this village (Cloondergan) about 80 or 90 years ago there was a family by the name of Kelly and their house was a great visiting place and every night there used to be a crowd there visiting. They believed more in pisreoges then than now and there was no end to all they had about May day and November's night.
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If a person passed a horse or animal without saying "God bless him", spittle was rubbed on the horse to preserve it from evil result.
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A horse was supposed to live in Constable Lake, a lake on a mountain 14 miles north of Bhet A man named Con Barry, living in Ballybawn, near the lake told me he's also saw the horse coming out of the Lake one morning + then returning + disappearing beneath the water.
South of the Gap, Par. of Schull, W.D. is a field where "Goaling" matches were supposed to be played by man who had died. A young man named Salter who had died a short time previously was supposed to be one of the players. It is alleged that his name used to
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leis an bfuinneóig agus glaoidh amach. A gaduidthe gránda, imthighidh libh nó marbhócaidh mé sibh. Nuair a chonnaic na gaduidhthe na h-adharca fada bána agus nuair a chuala siad an guth daona ag teact amach leó as an teach.
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needle in his clothes. She expressed regret at having to kill the man with the hazel stick, + said that if he kept up the attack on her with the stick she would have been beaten
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steel will protect them from evil spirits, and that a hazel stick will also prevent them doing harm. A man named Patsy Savage (72 yrs) living in Ballydehob at present, will not go our at night without a hazel stick.The same spirit was supposed to be seen near Kenmare where she killed some people. On one occasion a man seeing a woman when coming from Kenmare fair insisted on giving her a "left" behind him on a saddle horse. She revealed herself as a spirit some time previously who 'wore' a hazel stick beating her. She said she attacked a tailor but could not kill him as he had a steel
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sé síos an simléar é go mall a's go h-aireach. Ní raibh Tomáisín acht cúpla slat síos nuair a bhris an rópa agus síos leis de plimp isteach í lár an luaithridh. Mhusgail an torran a rinne sé sean-fear a bhí in a codhladh. Shnáimh Tomáisín isteach faoi'n leabaidh agus dfan sé ann go socair. D'eirigh an sean-fhear agus las sé coinneall, acht ní fhaca sé aon rud acht acht cat. Nuair connaic an gaduidhe a bhí amuigh an solus, bhain sé as ins na fásgai[?]. Tar éis tamaillín tug an sean-fhear a leabhaidh ar ais agus níor bhfada gur thuit a throm codladh air. Thosuig Tomáisín ag uthamáil faoi'n leabaidh agus caidé do bharamhail a fuar sé acht croiceann bulláin agus é iomlán. Cuir sé an croiceann faoí na asgail agus déaluigh sé amach an doras. Bhí sé an dorca taob amuigh agus ní raibh fhios aige cé'n bealach ba ceart dó a gabháíl. Faoi deireadh thiar thosuig sé ag siubhal agus níor bhfada go bhfaca sé léas beag solus í bfaid uaidh. Tarraing sé ar an soluis sin chomh tapaid í nÉireann, agus do b'féidir leis é, as teach ar imeall coille a bhí an solas ag teacht. Cuaidh Tomáisín cun na fuinneóige agus d'amarc isteach agus céard a chonnaic sé acht triuir gaduidhe in a suidhe ag bord, agus carn mor óir da comhaireamh acú. Cuir sé croiceann an bulláin air féin agus cuir sé a cheann suas
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trí casadh a tabhairt d'en barailín i dtreo is ná tógfaí an t-ím.
53. Ní ceart pósadh i mí na Bealtaine na sa bfóghmar mar na punann a ceangaluighthí sa bhfóghmhar beidh siad oscailte arís roim na Nodlag agus mar sin bheadh an bheirt sgartha riom na Nodlag arís.
54. Ní ceart leanbh d'fhágaint sa leabaidh no sa cliabhán gan duine éigin in aon-feacht leis.
55. Dá gcurfá do bróga ar cathaoir nó ar suidheacán ag eirghe san cómhartha go mbeidfá ag troid.
56. Nuair a crochadh an capall é féin is ceart seile do caiteamh air.
57. Dá mbeidfá ag gabháil an bóthar agus dá mbeadh socraid ag gabháil id coinnibh is ceart trí coiscéim a siubhal leis.
58. Fadó nuair a mharbhuighthí bó do coiméadtí na cosa ó'n nglúin síos cun íle do dhéanamh.
59. Deirtear nách ceart dul ar sgoil ná aon rud nua a thosnúghadh dia Luain.
60. Is ceart an sgathán do iompáil nuair a bhíonn tóirineach ann.
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in prison cannot go to sea.
What is black and white and read all over.
A newspaper.
What man in the Dáil wears the biggest hat.
The man with the biggest head(or Mr. J. Dillon)
What is the difference between a farmer and a tailor.
The farmer gathers what he sows and the tailor sews what he gathers.
It's deep it is, it's dark it is, up against the bank it is, it's fit for
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A spirit was supposed to kill a man on the old road to Bantry. She had the form of a woman, and appeared in the road near Ducavaglough Par. or Schull. There is a Leacht consisting of a heap of stones, made by passer-bythrowing a stone on the spot wherehe was found dead. The road is known as the bact. Local inhabitants used avoid the place after nightfall, and one family there would not pass except they had some steel implement in their hand.
There are people who still believe
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mirror. She left them beside the well and then called for her future husband to come and shave. She had hardly the words said when a man in soldier's uniform appeared and shaved himself.
While he was shaving, the girl managed to steal his dagger which was stuck in his belt. Then he disappeared. Now this soldier was at the time serving in the army in India. Some years afterwards this self-same soldier was in Ireland, why. I don't know- maybe with his regiment. He met the same girl, fell in love with her and married her. They say they lived happily for years until one day while rummaging in an old chest didn't the soldier come across the dagger which his wife had stolen from him the night long ago at the well and which she had hidden in the chest and forgotten all about ever since.
A terrible change came over him suddenly- it was the same as if wicked spell was thrown over him
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a present to his sister of a bottomless vessel to hold her flesh in.
A ring.
The more you take from it the bigger it gets.
A hole.
A duck before two ducks, a duck behind two ducks, and a duck between two ducks, how many ducks are there.
Three ducks.
What side of a pitcher is the handle on.
The outside.
Why does a hen pick the pot.
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He says people living in Horse Island have often seen the ship. It disappears round Filemuck Point.
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Because she cannot lick it.
Why does a cow look over the ditch.
Because she cannot look under it.
Where was Moses when the light went out.
In the dark.
If a herring cost twopence what is he worth when he is half eaten.
Worth turning.
Why is Ireland like a bottle of wine.
Because Cork fits in it.
Why is Ireland the
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came out of the grave and clutched one of the girls by the ankle and held it firmly. The men present forced the hand to let go the ankle by hitting it with a boat hook.Jerh Collins, Ratranane, Parish of Schull W. D. W. Carbory told me this and he said his mother was present and saw the incident. It happened about 60 or 70 years ago
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richest country in the world.
Because its capital is always Dublin.
Who is he that married many a wife and yet he is single all his life?
A priest.
How many sticks goes to build a crow's nest?
No one she carries them all.
It was once in the air, twice in the sea, if you search hedges and ditches you will not find it there.
The rainbow.
Alive at two ends and
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Pat Driscoll, 60 yrs, Cappaghglass, parish of Cohall, told me that a man named COughlan told him he saw a full rigged ship with white sails sail from Horse Island to J Domuol Saint, off south of Ballydehob
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dead in the middle.
A man ploughing.
It's white with a brown head, the more you pull it the shorter it gets.
A cigarette.
I have a room full and I cannot give you a spoonful.
Smoke.
What's full and holds more.
A pot of potatoes when water is poured in.
The man that made it never wore it, the man that wore it
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43. Is Ceart crois a déanamh le bualtach ar an dtaobh amuich de'n cró oidhche lae Béaltaine mar ní fhéadfadh aoinne an bainne do ghoid fan na bliadna.
44. Ní ceart clíabhán nuadh do déanamh don céad leanbh ach is féidir é dhéanamh don tarna leanbh.
45. Is ceart an coilleach a thabhairt isteach gach oidhche mar do coiméadfadh sé na daoine maithe amach.
46. Ní ceart an leanbh agus an máthair a fhágaint in na aonar sara mbaistí an leanbh mar deirtear go dtógfadh na daoine maithe an leanbh.
47. Is ceart bata coll do cuir mór-thímpeall barraille an ime oidhche lae Bealtaine mar ní fhéadfadh aoinne an t-ím do thógaint fan na bliadhna.
48. Deirtear dá níghfá t-aghaidh sa drúcht lá Béaltaine go mbeadh gruadna deasa agat ar feadh na bliana.
49. Dá mbeadh duine ag tabhairt clíabhán do dhuine eile is ceart tuige nú pilliúr nú rud éigin a fhágaint istigh ann.
50. Nuair a bhíodh na cearca ag troid fadó nó ag bualadh na sicíní b'é an leigheas a bhíodh ag na daoine ortha ná na cleití do bhaint dá sgíatháin agus do cuirtí trí sróin na circe iad.
51. Nuair a bhíodh bó ag dul in dísg agus nuair a bheadh duine ag glanadh a siní ní ceart é tharrac ar an dtalamh in aon-chor ach ar a crúibín.
52. Nuair a raghfá isteach i dtig agus muintir an tíghe ag déanamh cuigne, deirtear gur ceart
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never say it.
A coffin.
What is the longest word in the English language?
Smiles, because there is a mile between the two s'.
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The horse, cow, calf, goat, sheep, pigs, dogs, cat and donkey are the animals we keep at home. Each cow has a name and the horse has also got a name. The names of the cows are Polly, Starry, Rosy, Bausy, Strawberry and daisy. The expression used for driving cows is "how," "how." The house that we keep the cows in is called "the cow house." The cows are tied by the horns or necks to stakes, and the tieings are made of rope. A spacel is the name given to a rope which is tied on some cows legs to keep them quiet while milking. It is said that it is lucky to keep a goat with cows.
The expression used for calling calves is "Suk," "Suk," for calling hens. "Tuk," "Tuk," for calling turkeys "Peeny," "Peeny," for calling chickes "Chick," "Chick," for Ducks "Duck," Duck."
The horse's name is Polly, and the dog's name is Spot and the cat's name is Dot. The stable in which the horse is kept is a fairly large house, built of stone and roofed with galvanized iron.
Eggs are never hatched in light moon if possible they are put down in dark moon and it is unlucky to hatch an even number of eggs.
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North Galway and between them they collected sixty six old Irish tunes, hitherto unpublished. This priceless heritage of Irish music was saved for the nation through the foresight and generosity of Richard Kirwan.
He was afterwards called to the Bar and became President of the Royal Irish Academy.
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head, over his head, the he, hi, ho".
One child pretending to be an old woman comes and picks up the apples which the child has let fall while the others day: An old woman came along and picked them up, picked them up, the he, hi, ho".
Then the other children run after the old woman and catch her. Then the game starts again.
Dan, Dan, Thread the Needle.
The children join hands, the first girl leaving her hand on the wall. Then the last child goes between the first girl and the wall. The others do likewise still keeping their hands joined. They then come back and go under the hands of the first and second children. They continue this until they
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There was a family of the name Steed living in this village at that time. They took the Black Fever and all died except a son and daughter then quite young.
They were buried in the garden at the back of the house as nobody would venture near the house owing to the great fear they had of the fever.
After that the boy and girl kept very much to themselves and were considered 'peculiar' by the neighbours. The girl in particular was very superstitious and what I'm going to tell you now happened of a November Eve.
At about midnight the girl went to a spring well near the house and took with her a razor, soap and a
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goes into the middle and shuts her eyes. Then the children start moving round and the child in the middle has to try and strike one of the children in the ring. This is continued for several times until the child in the middle gets rid of the "frog".
Cock Robin is Dead.
One child lies on the ground and pretends to be dead. The other children move in a ring round him saying this rhyme "Cock robin is dead and in his grave, in his grave, the he, hi, ho".
When this is said the child holds up her hand and apples are put in it. Then this is said "An apple tree grew over his
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The most harmful weeds growing on my farm are, Spurge, (bainne chích éan,) Dandelion, (caisearbhán,) Dock, (cupóg,) Thistle, (feáchadán,) Buachalán Buidhe and Nettle. Dandelions, thistles and docks spread rapidly and impoverish the land. It is that thistles will grow only on good land. The dandelion, thistle and dock produce seed and spread more each year.
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each. The other children then link up and pass under the hands of the other two. As they are marching they say "My love Luke and my love John. Every one to pass; but the very last man". The last child is kept and is asked which colour would she like. She then goes behind the child whose colour she said. The rest of the children do likewise. Then both sides pull. Whichever side is the strongest wins the game.
Frog in the Middle.
This is how frog in the middle is played. All the children join up in a ring and one child
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The names of the weeds that grow on our farm are docks (cupóga) thistles, (feóchadáin) nettles, braimfhéar, bainne chí éan, black buttons, cor an phreucháin, and buachálán buidhe.
The thistles, docks, nettles, and bainne chí éan spread rapidly and make the land very poor. It is said tha the thistles grow only on
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corners forming a square. Then one child stands in the middle of the square and the four that have corners start passing from corner to corner. This is continued for several times until the person called the "fool", that is the child in the middle of the square, gets into some of the other children's corner. It is usually a child that is not able to get into a corner very quickly that is made the fool.

My Love Luke and my Love John
Two children are picked out. They go some distance and hold up their hands. They also have a colour
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"Níl ribe gruaige ar do chloigeann ná ar do craiceann nac mbuailfidh mé laisg de'n 'fip' seo air muna n-innsighidh tú dom cén uair a thiucfas cainnt ag an bhfiach dubh"
"An dtiubhraidh tú am dom?" ars an sgoláire bocht
"Tiubhrad" ars an sagart.
Tharraing an sgolaire bocht amach a leabhrín agus dubhairt sé leis an sagart:-
"Go snámhfaidh an t-iolra do'n Fhrainnc
Go dtagaidh an Fhrainnc i mbád go Sliabh Conn
Go gcaillidh na sagairt an t-sainnt
Ní thiucfaidh cainnt do'n Fhiach Dubh.
Fuair an sgolaire bocht déirce ón sagart agus chuaidh sé amach ag saothrú a bheatha.
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very enjoyable game for schoolchildren. The scholars line up while one gives out a rhyme "P-I-G, pig, you have the tig, out you go". The person whom the last word falls on is said to have the tig. All the others run away and the person who has the tig must get rid of it by touching one of them and saying "Tig". The same thing is continued by that child.
Pussy four Corners.
Pussy four corners is a very amusing game for the young children. Four children stand in four
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and if you are able to run to the wall without being hit you are an angel.
Catching
I am going to describe the way you play catching. All the children stand in a line by the wall and some child will count twenty four. Whatever child twenty four falls on will have to catch, and if the child catches another and counts ten he will be caught. If there are a lot to be caught two will catch.
Tig
Tig is a
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People used to make bread from oats ground into meal. It is only a few years ago since flour was made locally. People remember grind-stones being used.
The different kinds of bread were boxty-bread, potato-cake, and Oatmeal bread. There was also pancaked used baked between two leaves of cabbage. The way to make Boxty-bread was to scrape raw potatoes and put them in a dish with boiled ones. Then make it up like a potato-cake and bake it in a pan.
The ingredients that
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maighistir seo ann cruaidh ar na daoine bochta í gcomhnuidhe agus ní raibh aon áird aige ar an bfear ná ar a mhac. Sé dubairt sé mar magad faoi'n bhfear. Cuir do mac thriall ar gaduidhe éigin agus fóghluimigheadh sé an gaduideacht uaidh. Cuaidh an sean-fhear abhaile go breágh socair réidh, ag smaoinead go doimhin ar an gcomhairle a thug an máighistir dó. Lá ar an bhárac thug sé agaidh ar an mbaile mór agus a mac í n-éinfeact leis ar lorg gaduidhe. Fuair siad amach fear de'n dream sin gan aon stró. Dfág an t-athar slán ag a mhac agus cuaidh sé abhaile in a aonar. An oidhche sin go deireannach rug an gaduidhe greim láimhe ar Tomáisín agus dubhair leis. Teanaim ort anois agus tiubhraidh mé chéad ceacht duit. Bhíodar ag amtheact agus ag síor imteact leó í n-uaigneas na h-oidhche agus ní raibh fhios ag Tomaisín bocht cá raibh a dtriall. Faoí dheireadh tháinig siad go teach beag ar thaobh an bóthair. Stad an gadhuidhe go h-abhann, Anois ar seisean, caithfimíd an teach seo a robáil. Leigfidh mé tusa síos an simleár leis an rópa seo, agus caitfidh tú an áit a cuardac agus má thagann tú ar aon rud maith cuir isteac san mála seo é. Ceangail sé an rópa thart fá chom Tomáisín agus léig
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and of a rather whitish colour.
Some weeks ago young Mr. Collins of Coolmeen, Fuerty saw her. Next day his out officers were burned to the ground. People going to town(Roscommon) and see her immediately return home. A worker of the Co. Council refused to demolish an old house that Mr. Collins sold them for road material because the house in question was one of the haunts of the hare. Mr. Willie White would not even back a horse for months if he happened to see her!!!
Tom(Sack) Keane of Roundfort Athleague holds that this hare travels from Lisnagerragh vial Correal to Fuerty. Larry Boyle Athleague was annoyed with
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Thistles, docks, nettles, weeds, buachalán, buidhe, braimfhéar, bainne chí éan, are the most harmful weeds growing in our farm. They destroy everything thye spread so quickly.
Besom is used as a cure for boils, pimples, rash. Wild sage is used for curing broken ribs, and fractured bones, and ulcerated stomach. It is prepared by boiling the plant and then ot strain it and drink its juice. Rib-leaf is used for curing cuts. Bainne-chích-éan is used for curing warts.
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Leig sé an sgoláire chun bealaigh agus chuaidh sé féin chuig an sgeiceach. Thosuigh sé ag romhar suas an taobh eile de agus fuair sé pota eile óir
Bhailigh sé leis é agus bhí sé saidhbhir sáthac fad's mhair sé
Chuaidh an sgoláire bocht isteach áit a raibh na sagairt ag tabhairt faoisdin agus bhí an lá ag fearthainn go mór
Isteach leis an sgoláire bocht agus sheas sé suas ag an doras. Labhair an sagart leis agus dubhairt "Tá sé ag fearthainn go dian".
"Tá" ars an sgoláire bocht agus seacht míle taobh thoir dian" (sin ainm baile)
Níor thaithnigh an cainnt sin leis an sagart agus dubhairt sé leisan sgoláire bocht "Dá mbeitheá istigh in am bhéarfainn ubh dhuit
"B'fhearr liom an chearc dá breith dom" ars an sgoláire bocht
Chuir sin fearg ar an sagart. D'iompuigh sé thart agus rug ar a loading whip agus chuaidh idir an sgoláire bocht agus an doras.
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The most harmful weeds growing on our farms are, thistles, docks, nettles, breaimfhéar, cor an phréacháin, bainne chích éar, and buchalán buidhe. They mostly all spread rapidly, and impoverish the soil.
Wild sage is used as a cure for hurt and pains, and is given as a cure for broken or fractured bones. It is also given as a cure for ulcerated stomach. It grows on rough, wild land, and on fences. it is prepared for use as follows:- the leaves of the plant are washed, and then boiled in water. When it is boiled it is strained. Porter and sugar are sometimes mixed with the water, and then it is ready for use. Besom is also used for rheumatic pains and for hurts Rib-leaf was used long ago for curing cuts, and meachas. Tobac was used for curing boils.
Garlic was used to cure coughs. The garlic bulbs were pricked with a needle, and then boiled in milk.
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The wind from the East is cold because it blows across Europe and Asia. The wind from the East is neither good for man nor beast. The (wind) North and West are the prevailing winds.
When there is a storm coming the sheep gather down to the low lands for shelter. In one of our fields there is a small whirlwind and crops cannot be put there.
If there is rain coming you will see the hens preening and oiling their feathers
If there is a blowdown it is also a sign of rain
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The travelling people that visited the district about twenty years ago were "Jerry the Pockets," "Donal na Madraí," Pad Fehilly, Jack Relehin, Donough More, Thade Stráice and Norry Stráice, Jacl frp, Glaun, "Biddy from Sneem," "Anny Mooney," "Mocky Hay," were travelling people in this locality.
"Jerry the Pockets" used to beg meal and eggs and sell them again. "Donal na Madrái used to be trucking with donkeys and dogs. Thade Stráice and Norry Stráice used to sell nothing but they used to beg money, potatoes and eggs. "Jack from Galun" used to sell nothing but he used to beg money and eggs.
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Bhí sean fhear bocht fadó í gCondae na Gaillimhe. Ní raibh aige acht aon mac amhain. Tomáisín do b'ainm dó. Ní raibh aon céard ag an mac fós. Cuaidh an sean-fhear go dtí a mhaighistir lá, agus d'fiafruigh sé dó ceard ba maith do a dhéanamh le na mac. Bhí an
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ní túisge do bhí an pota ar an teinidh na bheirbigh ar bainne thar béal an tsota aris agus cailleadh é. Acht mo leán ars an bean sin corcán bainne eile caillte orm agus sin tuistiún [?] imtighe ars an glór béag suas san similéar. Is docha go bhfuil an corcán salach ars an bean glan é a Máire. Glan Máire an corcán líon sí le bainne a chuir sí ar an teinid arís é acht ní raibh aon maiteas de ann. Beirbigh an bainne thar raol arís. Ocán Ocán ars an bean sin an tríomhadh pota bainne a caillead orm anocht. Sin raol imtighe a bhean a tighe ars an glór béag agus níor sábáil tú costas an tinncéir i ndeiread na dála leis sin léim an sidhe fear anuas as an simléar agus d'imtighe sé an doras amach ag rinnce agus ag gairidhe.
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not like to leave it to the son. So he thought of a plan. He called his son to him and told him to get the pot of gold and put it on the fire to smelt. When the boy heard this he knew he was right because he could deceive his father. Instead of putting the gold on the fire he took it out altogether and put a bit of butter in the pot. When the butter was smelted he showed it to the father who thought it was the gold and was well satisfied. But he did not think of what his son had done. When the father died the son had all the money to himself and spent it in a better and in a more useful way than his father had spent it before him.
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The travelling people that visited the district about twenty years ago were "Jerry the Quality," "John Relihin," "Ballybawn," "Jack from Gloun," "Primpeen Beara," "Old James Egan," "Norry Stracka," (Stráice) "Biddy from Sneem," "anny Mooney." These travellers were travelling for a great number of years. Some of them used to sell laces and brooches and other small articles and some people used to buy from them. The generally used to come around for fair days, races, regattas, and sports. These were welcomed by some people. They also begged for alms through the country.
"Norry Stracka" (Stráice) lived in Skibbereen, and for some tme in Ballydehob. She used to be accompanied by her husband, Thade Stáice when travelling.
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The travelling people that visited the district about twenty years ago were "Jerry the Quality," "John Relihin," "Ballybawn," "ack from Gloun," "Primpeen Beara," "Old James Egan," "Norry Stracka," (Stráice) "Biddy from Sneem," "anny Mooney." These travellers were travelling for a great number of years. Some of them used to sell laces and brooches and other small articles and some people used to buy from them. The generally used to come around for fair days, races, regattas, and sports. These were welcomed by some people. They also begged for alms through the country.
"Norry Stracka" (Stráice) lived in Skibbereen, and for some tme in Ballydehob. She used to be accompanied by her husband, Thade Stáice when travelling.
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Long ago people went barefoot until there were sixteen or seventeen years of age. Very few people wore boots long ago. Children still go barefoot in Summer and poor children go barefoot all year.
A woman names Mary Stones who lived in Lisskelly never wore boots. A friend of her's once gave her a pair of cloth boots and my mother saw her take them off and asked her why she could not wear her boots. 'Ah"! a mhuirnín" she replied " I can't wear them, they blister my
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no local sayings or proverbs connected with the care of the feet.
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In this district any special work is not started on Monday. The people do not change from one house to another on Monday, and they do not visit sick people on Monday or Friday, because it is thought they would not recover if they did so. Any house-building is not started on Monday. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are the days that are thought unlucky for getting married. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays are the days that are thought lucky for getting married. In this district eggs are usually set in dark moon and it is said that all seeds grow better when set in dark moon.
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round Ballygar and Mt. Talbot and was very much for making jumpers by giving soup to the poor. He had two agents named Diamond and Guest. When he wanted anything his tenants he would would send those two out and if they refused those two men their request they would get notice to quit or their rents would be raised. They went into a village one day and met a servant girl. She said to one of those men jumper would you ate a lumper. When those men returned they told Dennis what the girl said to them. He sent them out the following day with notice to the man whom this servant was working for to quit.
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young child were in the house and she did not think the Barney Rangers would ever find them. This day she saw them coming at a distance from the house. She stuck the cradle with the child in it back under the bed and she hid herself. She thought that if they saw the child itself that they might not touch it. When they came into the house they searched it and finding the child one man took his sword and drove it through the child and killed it. The other man said do not touch it but hi paid no heed to him them they left the house.
A band of soldiers who rose up in Ireland called the Irish Rapparees put an end to the Barney Rangers.
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Thug an coibléir dinnéir maith do'n sgoláire bocht agus fad's bhí sé ag ithe bhí sé ag gáiridhe.
"Cé'n fáth an gáire?" ars an coibléir leis "ní féidir gur fá'n dinnéir tá mé tar éis tabhairt duit go bhfuil tú ag gáiridhe
"Ní h-eadh go deimhin" ars an sgoláire bocht "ach tá mé ag gáiridhe fá'n rud atá sgríobhtha ar an leac sin"
"Céard tá sgríobhtha air?" ars an coibléire
"Má íocann tú mé innseochaidh mé dhuit" ars an sgoláire
"Iocfad" ars an coibléire agus thug sé punt do ar innseacht do céard a bhí sgríobhtha ar an leac
"Ní shonaide an taobh seo ná an taobh eile" a bhí sgríobhtha ann
"Déanfaidh ain" ars an coibléire tarra uait agus innseochaidh mise dhuit cá bhfuil na sagairt".
Síos leobhtha ar an sean bhaile mór agus 'sbáin an coibléire do'n sgoláire bocht áit a raibh na sagairt ag tabhairt faoisdin
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gold. They fixed a lid on to the pot and no one could get it off and they brought the gold back home again. One night about twelve years ago a man and a woman both dreamed that they were to get up at at a certain time in the morning and meet at Aughaslane bridge Then they went to the bridge. They met there and the man had a spade with him. The were to go to Bauvon in the Gubnaveigh mountains in a very soft and dirty spot and the woman had to dig up the first sod and the man was to continue digging until he would reach the pot. But when he had a small bit of the ground dug the water began to gush up and suddenly they had to run as fast as they could away from the place or they would be drowned. They went away a short distance from the spot. The water stopped rising up and they went back and began to dig again. But the water began to rush up again and they
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It is said that the unlucky days to begin work are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and that the unlucky days to visit a sick person are also Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Long ago anyone would not cut his hair on Monday or Friday but this has now died out in some places. The unlucky days for marriage are Monday and Friday.
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Aon uair amháin bhí fear in a cómhnuidhe í nGaillimh. Seán an tainm a bhí air. Bhí sé ann bocht agus bhí a mháthair caillte. An lá seo agus é ag dul thart ní raibh leath pinghin dearg aige agus bhí sé lag leis an ocras. Chuaidh sé isteach í siopa agus diarr sé builín ó'n bhean, agus cá bhfuil an tairgead arsan bhean. Ó! Níl leath pinghin agam in mo phóca agus tabhair dom an builín agus béidir go mbeidh an tairgead agam amáireach. Ar aon caoí fuair sé an builín agus fuair sé sgilling istigh ann. Chuaidh an fear go dtí an siopa an céad lá eile agus thug sé leath an airgead don bhean. Níor thóg an bean aon airgead mar bhí Seán ann bhoicht. Ceannuigh Seán builín eile leis an airgead agus bean lághach do bead í agus níor thóg sí an airgead. Fuair Seán sgilling eile ins an mbuilín í gan fhios don bhean. Bhí Seán ag déanadh sin ar feadh tamaill fada agus sa deire bhí go leór airgead aige agus ceannuigh sé cúpla beidhthigh agus nuair a bhí siad go maith díol sé iad agus fuair sé airgead maith le h-aghaidh iad. As sin amach bhí go leór airgead ag Seán.
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is plentiful he is given the freedom of the fields. It is said that the horse picks out the sweetest bits of grasses.
Some horses will not stay alone in a field. A farmer in this district owns an old horse. He bought him when a three year old and from the first day he would not stay in the field without a donkey. If left without the ass he would spend the day and night galloping to and fro and neighing wildly. This farmer had often taken his neighbour's donkey as a companion for this horse when his own one was unavoidable away from the farm. it is now about 25 years old.
Farmers of the intelligent type in this district are able to treat their horses for minor complaints. They also train their horses.
When the colt or filly is about a year and half he is "tied
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Local Cures
Wild sages is used as a cure for a hurt or broken ribs and besom is used to cure pains and rheumatism. It is said that if you write your name around ringworm it would keep it from spreading. A child born after the death of its father can cure wildlife and thrush. The blood of a black cat's tail could cure wildfire also. The seventh son of daughter can cure a sore mouth by breathing into it nine mornings fasting.
Rounds are made in Stouke graveyard every year to cure ailments.
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Raw milk, fresh from the cow, is thought to cure delicate people. Garlic is used to cure coughs. It is boiled in milk,+ bulbs are first pricked with a needle.
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Once there was a woman who had two sons with two humps. She always desired that they would get rid of them.
One night one of them was coming home from town when he heard great music and dancing in the woods. He went in and sat down with a crowd of fairy men. They asked him to sing, he sang. They asked him to dance and he danced. He did everything to their wish. They took him to the
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1936
Larks singing - Feb. 26th, 1936
Cuckoo heard - April 25th, 1936.
Corncrake heard - April 29th, 1936.
Swallows seen around Dreenlomane school - May 8th, 1936.
1937
Corncrake heard in Rathravane - 16th April, 1937.
Corncrake heard in Dreenlomane - 16th April, 1937.
Cuckoo heard in Rathravane - 24th April, 1937.
Swallows seen in Dreenlomane - 26th April, 1937.
1938.
Thrush singing - Jan 2nd, 1938
Lark singing - Feb. 19th, 1938
Blackbird singing - March 10th, 1939. March 4th, 1938 in Rathravane and near mine.
Swallows in Rathravane - May 1st, 1938
Cuckoo heard in Dreenlomane - May 1st, 1938
Cuckoo heard in Lether - April 22nd, 1938.
Corncrake heard in Lether - April 22nd, 1938.
Corncrake heard in Dreenlomane - May 2nd, 1938.
Willow warbler heard in Dreenlomane - May 16th, 1938.
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All birds menioned are in parish of Behull, W.D. Carbery, Co. Cork.
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The old people say that if you see a Leprechaun and tell him that you would give him a prod of a needle he would tell you where there is a pot of gold, but if you take your eyes off him you would never see him again. A man caught him and he told him that he would give him a prod of a needle.
He told the man that he would get a pot of gold under the flag leading into the kitchen. He dug the flag but he could not get anything. Some man came to him and told him to dig deeper till at last they came to a big flag. The two men were a long time trying to lift the flag but at last they raised it. They got the pot of gold. They got it up and hid it.
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seats. With their nails they peeled their potatoes as knives were scarce. Sometimes they had a herring for dinner. They (fired) fried the herring on the pan and spilt water on it, and thy drank this with spoons with their potatoes.
Another thing they did was they used to get a slice of meat and redden on the tongs and catch the slice of meat and take the juice out of it. They then dipped their potatoes in it.
For their supper they sometimes made an oat cake. This cake was made from oatenmeal and a grain of sugar and water. It was baked on a grid iron before his fire and it was as hard as a rock. They ate this with plenty of good fresh homemade butter. The children any of them that went to school had a piece of oaten cake and a piece of butter in their pocket for lunch.
The people had good teeth
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Lá ar na mháireach thug Dómhnall cuireadh do Pheaidí Phadruig teacht, i d'innis do gach a chit amach airéir roimis sin. Demeadh cleamhireas dir Peaidí, Cáit, i ba ghearr gur pósadh an bheirt.
Ba mhinic a chuir Peaidí scearta maith as nuair a chuimhnegheadh sé ar eachtra na h-oidhche sin. D'Fáb sé i bhfolach san iothlainn go dtí go bhfeaca sé Micín ag dul abhaile i é ag cnáimh-seáil leis an spéicéir. Annsan Bhain sé dhe an braithlín mór bán abhí fuite air ; sholáithir sé fén a ascail é, i siar an cómhgar abhaile leis go scópamhail sásta.
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say were very warm and comfortable and they lasted a long time.
Nearly in every one of these houses there was a bed in the kitchen. It was in a corner called a pouch. In this pouch there was a window. This bed was made of timber and outside there were curtains hung.
The floors were made of daub. This daub was dug out of the field and it was spread to make the floor and it was tramped to make it hard.
The fire place was at the gable wall and there was no chimney but a smoke hole on top of the roof. The front of the chimney were made of stones. Some of the houses had no windows and more had very small ones. If a man had a good window the landlord taxed him for it. In the night they had to put mats in those windows to keep out the wind.
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say were very warm and comfortable and they lasted a long time.
Nearly in every one of these houses there was a bed in the kitchen. It was in a corner called a pouch. In this pouch there was a window. This bed was made of timber and outside there were curtains hung.
The floors were made of daub. This daub was dug out of the field and it was spread to make the floor and it was tramped to make it hard.
The fire place was at the gable wall and there was no chimney but a smoke hole on top of the roof. The front of the chimney were made of stones. Some of the houses had no windows and more had very small ones. If a man had a good window the landlord taxed him for it. In the night they had to put mats in those windows to keep out the wind
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Maidir le Micín, Fuair sé bean i beirt, in a dhiaidh sin. Phós sé bean ó Rinn Troise i nuair a chaill sé ise phós sé athuair, bean ó bhaoi. Tá sé 'na bheathad Fós, ag coimeád na leabpan i é dall an Fear boct. Tá ceithre bliadhain leis na ceithre scór aige - bliadhan amhin ar Pheaidí Phádruig. Níl sa tig anois leis ach a mhac Peadar i a ingeann-san, Nire. Is mó míle fada a suibálfaoi sar a gcasfaoi ar mhionán Pheadair, i gcór amhráncuochta. Agus ní h-ó'n dtalamh a thug sé é; mar is dual athar dó guth maith a bheith aige.
(Nóta: Is fíor gach focal dén scéal so, i toisg gur thuit sé amach nuair ná raibh ach an Ghaoiluinn ag na droine sin scríobhas an Gaodhluinn é.)
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6. Droichead ar loch gan crann gan doch.
Fr= leac-oidre.
7. Bíonn sé amuigh san oidhche agus istigh sa ló. Fr= laiste.
8. Gearáinín [stadáilce?], babháilce, donn shuibhlann sé Éirinn 's ní fhluichann sé a bhonn. Fr= beach.
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This story is about Dennis Kelly, of Castle Kelly. He was a big landlord and went by the name Dennis in the bog, he was a great man for planting forestry. It was Dennis that planted all
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get any milk from her. After a time a very strange-looking little man came and drew some milk from the cow. Then he disappeared and after that Barney had no trouble in milking the cow and filling his pail of milk. In the evening the owner of the castle came again and brought away the milk and told Barney to go to his room for the night and to meet him in the yard next morning. When he met him in the yard next morning, he gave him a bridle and told him to catch a horse that was in the next field but no matter how he tried he could not catch him. So the strange little man came again and taking the bridle from Barney held it up and the horse came galloping towards him. He put on the bridle on the horse and handed it to Barney and then disappeared. After some time the owner of the castle came and asked Barney how he could catch the horse as no one ever could catch the horse before that. Barney told him about meeting with the strange little man and that it was he that caught the horse. "So he paid Barney his two thousand pounds and he returned home to his mother and that end's my story. "So put on the kettle and make tea, and if they did not live happy that we may."
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Long ago there was a priest in Dennis Doyle's house. He used to read mass in John Farrell's house. Long ago the people used to have mass at Molly Cross. One night a woman was going home from rambling and she saw light at Molly Cross. Another night she was going home from a wake and she saw twelve candles lighted on the tree from which the cross was hanging where mass used to be read.
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to give him the rest of it. When he heard their story he went to a small room. They both heard him talking in the room and after some time he came to the kitchen and told them to toss a small house on a pass between two forts. They came home and tossed a little hen house and next morning the child recovered.
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Lá ar na mháireach thug Dómhnall cuireadh do Pheaidí Phadruig teacht, i d'innis do gach a chit amach airéir roimis sin. Demeadh cleamhireas dir Peaidí, Cáit, i ba ghearr gur pósadh an bheirt.
Ba mhinic a chuir Peaidí scearta maith as nuair a chuimhnegheadh sé ar eachtra na h-oidhche sin. D'Fáb sé i bhfolach san iothlainn go dtí go bhfeaca sé Micín ag dul abhaile i é ag cnáimh-seáil leis an spéicéir. Annsan Bhain sé dhe an braithlín mór bán abhí fuite air ; sholáithir sé fén a ascail é, i siar an cómhgar abhaile leis go scópamhail sásta.
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Long go on the last week of July the people used to gather and camp in the field round the blessed well and porter and whiskey used to be sold. Once two men got drunk and began to fight. They were fighting for a long time till at last one of them was killed. He was buried in the old graveyard beside the blessed well. This stopped the sale of drink in the place.
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Long ago there was a shop in Larry Quinn's old house. It was a public house. Every night people used to be drunk. There was another in Matt Quinn's house. There was an old church in Matt Farrell's land. The ruins are there yet. There was a priest buried there long ago. There is a pond in the land yet. There was a shoemaker beyond near Matt Quinn's for years. The people used to have faction fights from Matt Quinn's to Larry Quinn's on the road.
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is a cure for a sting of a nettle. Rub the copog till green comes on the sting and then the pain will go. Some of the weeds are used as food, Cumfory used be given to the pigs to eat, Nettles were given to turkeys. Boil the nettles and when they are taken up take the stems out of them and then give them to the turkeys.
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nettles to turkeys. They made tea from the Dandeline. They used to eat Dandyroots, Sovees, and the cuckoosaddles with the hunger.
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The old people say that you should take notice of the first lamb you see in Spring. If his head is turned to you you will have luck for the year. If his right side is turned to you you will have bad luck for the year. If his left side is turned to you you will be married before the year is out. If his tail is turned to you you will be dead before the year is gone. If a person comes for milk on May morning and if you give it to them you will have no milk or butter during the year.
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Thóg sé clann mór d'fhearaibh i de mhnáibhóa móra láidre. Chidhfe é féin fós ag siubhal na mbóthar i é chomh mór i chómh láidir i abhi sé riamh. Decreann sé féin gurbh 'iad mochóirighe i obair chruaidh fé ndear a neart i a shláinte. Eirigheann sé leis an ngaéin gach maidin, edir samhradh i geimhreadh, i thréis féchaint tímcheall an tighe tégheann sé chun suibhail go dtí Crosaire Ghairinis i thar naid, geall l ceithre míle ar fad. Tá san'á Shéanamh aige anois ar feadh ibhfad sé saghas aimsire a bhíonn ann. Dureann sé féin go bhfeaca sé éirighe na gréine gach maidin chóm fada siar i is cuimhin leis.
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in the door in the form of twelve gentlemen and began asking the ring of the girl. She was so vexed at last , that she pitched it into the fire. the twelve gentlemen turned themselves into twelve turkeys, and began searching for the ring in the ashes. So the ring changed itself into a fox, and took the heads off them all.
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called Sam. The most important man known to be buried there is Samuel Ormsby who was buried about the year 1235. In the east gable of the church there was a big square stone on which were carved words to his memory. The stone was about four feet long by four feet wide.
Between ten and fifteen years ago, this stone fell out of the gable and when it fell on the floor it broke into two parts, but the words could still be read. A few years ago, it was taken away by the Ormsby family of Ballinamore.
The graveyard occupies also one road of ground. Until
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A long long time ago there was a widow woman who had three sons. The youngest whose name was Barney, said to his mother one morning, "If you bake a cake and get ready a good breakfast, I will go to seek my fortune." So she baked a cake and killed a chicken and got ready a good breakfast. When he had eaten he started off to seek his fortune, travelling on and on towards evening he came in view of a big castle so he went up to the gate and met the owner of the castle at the gate. He asked him his name and where he was going. "My name is Barney and I am looking for a master," he replied. The owner of the castle opened the gate and told him to come in. He brought him in to a very large room and brought him his supper and told him to go to bed and to sleep for the night saying. "And in the morning I will tell you the tasks I have for you and when you have them completed I will you two thousand pounds." So next morning at ten o'clock the owner of the castle came to Barney's room and told him to come out and he would set him his task. He led him on to the yard and gave him a very large pail and told told him to milk the black cow in the byre. He set to work to milk the cow but try as he would he could not
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Long ago an old woman died in Molly Cross. She was 80 years old. She was not long dead till a hare was sleeping in her bed. The people say that he is not a right hare and everyone was afraid of him.
If you went by the house early in the morning he would run out of the house and sit before you on the road. One day a man went to catch him with a dog but it failed him. A few days ago tinkers caught him. He was black. They brought him to Ballygar and sold him. He was seen the morning after by three people. When the dogs were after him he ran round the house. He jumped in one window and he went out the back window but he was caught outside.
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and ball with him. When the hound saw him coming, he made a bounce to kill him, but Setanta did noting but to strike the ball with the hurl, and put it doen the hound's neck, and choked him. He broke his jaws with the hurl. As soon as the people within heard the noise of breaking bones, they thought the hound had killed Setanta. But as soon as they came out and saw the fearless hound lying dead at the door of the Dun they were astonished. When Culainn himself, saw his faithful servant lying dead at the door of the dun, He was astonished. But Setanta told him that he himself would guard his Dun, until another hound like him was trained. And so he was faithful to his word. So ever since, he is called Cú-Culann.
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Ní raibh sé ach isug san iothlainn nuair a thug sé fé ndearg an rud árd bán cómhigarach do'n choca. "Spioraid!" an chéad fhocal a rith isteach 'na aigne. Cé go raibh braon maith istigh aige bhí sé díreach ar tí casad chun acatha nuair a labáir an "Rud bán."
"A Dhomhnaill", D;airig Dómhnall. "A Dhomhnaill a niche, ná bíodh eagla ort. Mise t'athair. Cogar annso, tá cleamhnas 'á dhéananí agaibh istig le Micín. Ná tabhair Cáit do Micín; tabhair do Peaidí Phádraig í."
Isteach le Dómhnall go tapaid a deirin let, i briseadh an cleamhnad láithreach bonn baill. Abhaile le nucín bocht go burrtha
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Ní raibh sé ach isug san iothlainn nuair a thug sé fé ndearg an rud árd bán cómhigarach do'n choca. "Spioraid!" an chéad fhocal a rith isteach 'na aigne. Cé go raibh braon maith istigh aige bhí sé díreach ar tí casad chun acatha nuair a labáir an "Rud bán."
"A Dhomhnaill", D;airig Dómhnall. "A Dhomhnaill a niche, ná bíodh eagla ort. Mise t'athair. Cogar annso, tá cleamhnas 'á dhéananí agaibh istig le Micín. Ná tabhair Cáit do Micín; tabhair do Peaidí Phádraig í."
Isteach le Dómhnall go tapaid a deirin let, i briseadh an cleamhnad láithreach bonn baill. Abhaile le nucín bocht go burrtha
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he was hungry, and not to eat to much of it that the people of the house would know it. The man brought the end of the thread with him and he found the pot of calley. What did the other man do but to through the spool of thread away. When he had done he went away looking for the bed but he could not get it. At last he came to a bed and he thought that it was where the man was sleeping but it was two girls that were sleeping in it. He had a spoon of calley to the man so he offered it to him, but it was not the man that was in it but the two girls. he said that if he was as hungry as himself that he would take it. At last he got tired offering it to him and he ment to strike the man with it but who did he strike but one of the two girls and she frightened and she jumped up, and everybody in the house wakened and they banished the two men and he had to go home without the woman.
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One evening there was a man passing through a wood. There was a lone bush in the middle of it at which there was supposed to be fairies. Suddenly he saw a litle man with a red jacket sitting under the bush. The man crept slowly and quietly in behing him and caught him. The little man tried to get away. The man told him that he would kill him if he did not tell him where there was a pot of gold. The little man did not like to tell him and said, "O watch or the bull will puck you." He was trying to get the man to look behing him the way he himself would get away. Then he told him to go to the house for a spade and that he would be there when he was back. The man then let out the fairy and went for the spade. When he came back the fairy was gone. He dug down where the fairy told him and got a pot. He was in joy but when he opened the pot he found it full of stones.
(pot of gold). There is supposed to be a pot of gold hidden in Drumrackin. It is supposed to have been hidden by the fairies. One night a man was going home and he saw a leprahaun fixing a shoe. He went up to him and caught him. He asked him for a pot
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dance with Mathew Mac Guman. They being so frightened they returned back to Conways cross again, and stayed in some old house until the morning.
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I head that here was a treasure in a mountain, not very far from my native place, it is said that long ago, a man dreamt of getting the treasure, and he dreamt of it three nights, one after the othen, then he said the fourth night, he would get two other men and go in search of the treasure. The three men set out, and when they reached the place where the treasure was, they commenced to dig. They spent hours digging, and at last, there came out a big bull and killed one man the other two men ran home, they were very lonesome and they never went back again
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grow very plentifully in this district, but where it does grow it is never cut down but let grow as tall as it can. The watercress is a herb which some people love to eat and is very good for the blood.
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About thirty years ago there lived in the bog not far from here a poor family. They lived in a small house, the walls of which were made of mud and the roof was thatched with rushes.
One night they invited some neighbours to gamble geese. During the night of the gamble some of the neighbours, who were not invited, came and remained outside the house. They were jealous because they were not invited and they planned to do mischief on the poor people of the house.
When the game was in full swing they tied the door outside and then got a ladder and put it up against the house beside the chimney. Then they went to the goose-house and caught a goose. They mounted the ladder with her and threw
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It is said that there is a treasure at St James well school. It is about a hundred yards from the school. It is on the brink of the well. The well is in James Bruen's Field. There are three pots of gold in it. It is said that there's a cat minding it. and the she has a want in her mouth. If anyone would take the want of her, and hit her with it they would the the
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her down the chimney,
The tea was just being prepared for the gamblers and the fire, ashes and smoke went round the house. Then the party who were outside opened the door and rushed in. They snapped a fine sweet-cake that was for the gamblers, off the table. Then they ran out and ate it outside. They old couple were wild with rage and they never afterwards have a gamble at their house.
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times that there was a treasure hidden in a field called Liseen, which means, "the little forth" and that there was a treasure hidden under a flag, and a cat guarding it. - it was a cat crock of gold coins. The dream he had was as follows, go down to Liseen yourself, your wife, and your children, and under a flat flag you will find a crock of gold coins. Bring a pick and a shovel. When you rise the stone, the cat will leap for your neck. Be sure and kill the cat or he will kill you.
When they went down, my uncle pointed out the place to where the treasure was. They dug until they came to the flag, but when they came to the flag, they got nervous, for they were afraid of the cat which might kill the aforementioned person:
so they closed up the hole again.
The address of the place where the treasure was to be found is
Ballindoon
County Sligo.
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Dhómhnaill Mhuirtí. Nuair abhí caist an spré i lá i gcoír an phósadh, i rudaí eile socruighthe acu foscladh an buidéal. Thug Micín feín cúpla amhrán uaidh, i ba mhaith an sás chuige é de rér deallraimh, i oo dhruid an oidhech go suairc suaimhneasach, gach éimhne go meidhreach ach Cáit.
Toisg go raibh sé igcroidhe na h-Iuide bhí na beithidhig cotig. Ba gnáth le dómhnall - agus tá an nós san ag muinntir na h-áite seo fós - dul amach sar a dtéigheadh sé a chodladh ag féachaint na nibeithidheach i chun sora féir a thabhairt do chuid aco i gcoinnibh na h-oidhche. Amach leis fé dhéin na h-iothlann i gcóir an fhéir. Oidhche chruaidh spéir-ghealaighe abhí ann
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1. Cé'n t-ársa atá casta gan cloch gan muirséil?
Fr= Tuar-ceatha
2. Sin é sa cúinne é agus dá chéad súil Ann.
Fr= an bhruith.
3. Céard iad na trí neithe is fealltach so domhan.
Fr= Cois deine capaill, gáire Shasanach agus straois madoidh.
4. Tuige a téigheann am cearc treasna an bhóthair?
Fr= Cun dul go dtí an taobh eile.
5. Dáreág a chuaidh ag ól agus níor óladar acht shilling. Trí píngne d'ól gach bhuachaill óg, leith-phingne gach cailín óg agus fheoirling gach sgoláire. An mó buachaill óg, cailín óg agus sgoláire a bhí sa cuideachtain.
Fr= 3 buachaill óg. 3 cailín óg agus 6 sgoláire.
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" On May eve the farmer goes around to his cattle with Holy water. He shakes holy water on each cow for fear somebody would come and take the crime off the milk as they used to do in older times. This continues now also.
In olden times people would look into a mirror on May Eve at the hour of twelve. they would see a man in the mirror. That man was to be their future husband. On May Eve also young people used to go out early and if you chanced a snail with a shell your husband would have a home. If you gout one without a shell he would have to look for a home. If the snail is white the man will be fair and if the snail is black the man will be dark".
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(ii) "It is said that the fairies milk the cows on May Eve so people shake holy water on the cattle. If you put a ribbon out on the wall it would be an inch longer in the morning".
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weather, and if it is coming from the South we will have bad weather.
15. If the sut falls down in the chimney there will be rain.
16. If the curlews are flying about we will have rain.
17. If there is a blue blaze in the fire there will be rain.
18. If there is line of crows on a ditch there will be storm
19. When the curlews go up to the mountain there will be good weather.
20. When the mountains are clear, and a blue shade on them, there will be good weather.
21. When there is a fog on the hills, it is a bad sign of the weather.
22. If there sun goes gown red, it is the sign of good weather.
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24 When Rheenation starts to trouble old people, it is the sign of rain.
25. When the moon is clouded, it is the sign of rain.
26. If the wind blows from the West, it is the sign of rain.
27.If the frogs starts to hop and crawl on the grass, sign of rain.
28.If a person takes the toothache, it is the sign of storm.
29. If the cat scrapes at anything, it is the sign of storm.
30. When the wild geese are flying low, that is the sign of snow.
31. When the cattle are running about everywhere, that is snow.
32. If the new moon is lying on its side, it is the sign of snow.
33. If there are white stripes on the sky, that is the sign of frost.
34. When the wind blows from born it is the sign of snow.
35. When there is rainbow in the sky it is the sign of rain.
When the sun is shining, and it to be raining. The Devil.
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Firín deas cáiréiseach ab'eadh Micín ; ach gearracht Radhairc air. Bhí féar caithre mbó aige é 'na ógánach ag lorg mná céile.
Chuir sé focal cleamhnais ag triall ar mhuinntir Cháit. B'égin do Cháit luige isteach leis mar ní raibh a níalairt lé deána ag mréibh óga an lac sin. Luaidh sí Geaidí Gadruig dh'poibh, i gheall sí go bpósfah sí eisean dá máil leó é. Ach dubhratás léi Peaidí a chur as a ceann; go raibh féar bó ag micín air.
Ach sar a tháinig oidhche an chleamhnais d'eírig léi a innsint do Gheaidí go mbeadh micín ag gabháil dón chleamhnas.
Oidhche an chleamhneais thaínig Micín i a spéicéir go tig
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The most popular weed that grows in the potatoes is chicken-weed and in the oats is "práisge". The chicken-weed is not very harmful as it can be easily pulled from the ridges, but it is very difficult to pull the práisge out of the field of oats as it grows very thickly. The land where the Dodder is seen growing is looked upon as very bad land.
The Glaisín-coille is supposed to have medicinal properties and is very good for sores. It is boiled and
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Bhí an bean ag pléidh leis gur fearr sgaoileadh léi ac ní bheadh sé sásta gan í díol. Maidin lae aonaigh d'eirig sé go moc agus chuaidh sé go dtí an tuar.
Cómh luath agus cuaidh sé isteach sa tuar do thosnuigh an t-seana bhó ag géimrigh agus do bhailigh an stoc go léir tímpeall agus do bhuaileadar bóthar agus ní fheaca sé beó ná marbh as san amac iad.
Agus an méid bainne agus uachtar a bhí sa tseomra do sgéidh sé amac an doras agus do bhí tuitim tailimh síos go dtí an glaise beag agus do bhí an glaise bán mar a bheadh aon bhainne ar feadh seactmhaine agus tugtar Glaisín na Leamhneachta air o shoin agus bhí an feirmheóir boct airís.
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ab'eadh é leis. Thág sé a thig féin, chuir séan díon agus an slinn air i dein sé gach aon nídh eile leis leaiseifg i leaomuigh dhe. Dhéanfadh sé bád leis chómh nuaith leis an nGearalthach nó aon bháid saor eile; i ba mhinic a déin.
Sé scéal é, bhí sé féin i Cáit dhómhnaill Mhuirtí geall le h-aon aois. Thuiteadar ingrádh le na chéile, i ngan fíos dú muinntir gan dabht.
Bhí fear eile 'na chómhnaidhe i mBiolarach darbh ainm dó micín. Micín Dhomhinaill Thaidgh a tugtaí air an nair sin, sé ní chloisfeá air le fada an lá anois ache Micín na Ceárdchan. Ó'Súilleabháin an sloinne atá air ach tá "Ceárdchan" mar leas-ainm ar an gclann dan go léir.
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Bird Lore
The Birds most common in the district are -
(a) The Goldfinch -
Female Goldfinch - yellowish colour
Male - yellow with black on tip of wings - top of beak is black + bottom red -
Nest in ground - moss, wool, feathers, and light pieces of stick - Three or four small yellow eggs - spotted with brown. Hatches for about three weeks.
(b) The Blackbird
The male beak turns to yellow orange in his second year - his feet are also yellow and there are yellow rings around his eyes. Nest built in small bush - usually white thorn, or some of the smaller Ever greens - composed of twigs and dry grass - Eggs - five - dusky blue
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There are many famous people buried in the old graveyard in Straide. The best known is Michael Davitt. There is a big limestone monument erected over his grave and on it an inscription in Irish in memory of his death. The O'Donnells of Tir Connail are also buried there inside the ruins of the old church. In the place where the altar once stood, there is a granite rock on which is carried the O'Donnell's Coat of Arms. The Dillons of Ballaghadreen are buried there also and tombstones erected to their memory.
In the townland of Knock a Teampull, there is a ruined church and graveyard
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1. When there is a large quantity of stars in the sky that denotes rain.
2.When the seagulls fly low that is the sign of rain.
3.When the cat washes her face that is the sign of rain.
4. When the seagulls gather together into groups and rest on the ground that denotes rain.
5. if you remard the smoke of a house going up straight in the air that is the sign of rain.
6.When you hear the seagulls whistling that denotes rain.
7. When the weather gets very cold that denotes rain
8. When the wind is whistling in the doors that denotes rain.
9. When a lot of crows gather together and fly low that denotes rain
10. When the cat turns her back to the fire that denotes frost.
11. Glittering stars denotes rain.
12. When you hear the cars quite plainly on the road, that is the sign of frost.
13. On a wet day when the sky gets very clear, that is the sign of rain.
14. If the wind is coming from the North we will have good
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Thoir i Dromrigh i bparóiste Maghcromtha tá glaise beag uisce ar a dtugtar Glaisín na Leamnachta air. Bhí feirmeóir ann blian na gorta agus ní raibh aon rud le n-ithe acu sa tigh. Bhíodar laguidhthe amach ag an ocrais é féin agus a bhean agus a pháiste. Do rith caoire isteach maidin cuca fé mar a bheadh gadhair taréis í fiadhac no rud éigin.
Dubhairt an bhean gur fearr í marbhúghadh mar gurbh é Dia a chuir chúcha í mar go rabhadar ag fagháil bháis leis an ocras. Dubhairt an fear ná cuirfeadh sé aon láimh innti. Thiomáin sé amac an doras í agus d'imtigh an caoire. Ní raibh sí imthigthe abhfad nuair tháinig bó sa clós ag geimrigh agus úth mór bainne aici. Dubhairt an fear go gcomainfeadh sé isteach an bhó gur oir di í crúdh agus go mbheadh a ndóthain acu sa bhainne. Bhí canna mór bainne acu nuair a-crúdhadh i agus scaoil sé amac airís.
D'fhan sí annsan ar fuaidh an tighe. Ní imtheóchadh sí in aon chor agus níor tháinig aoinne fé na déin.
Do chrúdhadar leó í agus ní raibh aon bliadhain ná go mbheadh gamhain bainneann aici go dtí go raibh stoc an tailimh acu. Bhí sí ag dul i gcríonact agus dhein an fear suas a aigne í dhíol.
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and spread in the field in which the potatoes were to be set in Spring. It was left there until it rotted.
When Spring appeared, the farmer gathered a "meoral" and began turning the field. They used be racing at each ridge, and if they would miss a sod they would not stop to fix it. When it was finished they sat down talking, and during that time they could have another ridge done. When the field was finished the farmer hacked it. Then he drew the farm-yard manure as far as the gate, with his horse and car.
Then the farmers wife came along with a "cisean"
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On May day the old people puts a cross on the thatch. On St. John's day there is a big bonfire made and a big crowd sits around it telling stories. On the day of the Assumption a lot of people go to Knock.
On St. Martin's day the people kill chickens and they spill blood on four corners of the house in honour of St. Martin. On Hallo [?] Eve all boys and girls gather together in [?] house and they begin [?] duck for apples, oranges and sweets. On that night [?] they make cakes and put
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and May morning for fear of other people trespassing on them. The old saying was that if one man's cattle entered the other man's property he would take the butter from the other man for that year. Here is a proof of one man's buter being taken from him.
He left out his cows on may morning and his butter was taked from him. His wife was churning one day and it got very late in the evening and she was still churning, and she could not make the butter. In the evening late, a travelling man came in and she told him that she was churning all day long and could not make the butter. He said your butter was taken on May eve or May morning. He told her to bring in the plough irons and he let her know who took the butter from her She gave him the plough irons and he put them into the fire
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Bíonn go léor cluithei dhá imirt tugainn cois teallaigh sa nGeimhreadh bíonn cártaí ghá imirt ag na fearaibh agus sé cúig is fiche an cluiche is coitianta a bhíonns acu. Uaireannta [buaileamar?] sean-bhean eicínt isteach chughainn agus bíonn sí ag cur síos ar thaidhbhsi agus ar sídheoga agus rudaí a tárla nuair a bhí
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69, As I went up cornhill, cornhill was shaking, all the birds cornhill was gathered into an acre.
Ans. A Man winning oats
70. On yonder hill there sounds a dear neither flesh, feathers or bones, on yonder hill they stand alone
Ans. A Sally_Rod
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and he said he would bring the women to the door that took the butter. No sooner had he the plough irons reddened than the woman came crying to the door.
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Long ago when Copper mines were worked at Roaring Water a great number of men were employed in them. Every night the men gathered together in a certain houseand played cards.
Two men named Murphy and Hourshane played partners every night. One night Murphy remained at home and Hourshane played with another man. when he played with Murphy they won every game.
When he played with the other man he didn't win any game. As he was going home he said to himself "I'll see which
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in the parish of Geevagh and in it Co. Sligo, Ballindoon is situated in the townland of Ballindoor, in the parish of Geevagh and in the Co Sligo. Kilactranney is situated in the townland of Kilnactranney in the parish of Geevagh, and in the Co. Sligo. Foyeoughs is situated in the townland of foyecoughts in the parish of Geevagh and in the Co Sligo.
There are trees growing in the graveyard in Foyecoughs.
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is it my partner or I is the luckier at the cards. It was a bright night and he had the cards in his pocket and he dealt them to himself and to his partner.
He took up his his own cards and put his hand tot ake his partners to see which of the hands was the better
He saw the hand reachign for the cards by some unkown person he threw the cards on the rock and never again played.
The cards were to be seen on the rock for a long while after.
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iad a bheith agat".
Ghaibh sé a bhuidheachas leo agus d'imthigh leis suas an cnuic san áit 'na raibh na capaill ar grásacracht. Bhí an dhá ceann déag ann agus in-aon-fheacht leo bhí searrach ana-dheas, bhí sé chómh glan san go raibh an grian ag taitneamh air. "Cad as go dtáinís?" arsan buachaill leis "Capall draoidheachta iseadh mé" ar seisean "agus fág anseo me ar feadh bliana eile agus cífidh tú chómh mór is a bheidh me ansan." D'fhág an buachaill ansan é.
Nuair a chuaidh sé go dtí an áit airís bhí an searrach chómh mór san gurbh ar éigin abhí Seán ábalta ar theacht in áirde air in-aon-chor. "Bhís mór anuiridh" ar seisean ach tá'n tu abhfad níos mó anois agus is féidir leat teacht liom" "Á fág anso me ar feadh bliana eile agus cífidh tu chómh mór is a bheidh mé ansan" D'fhág an buachaill ansan é agus chuaidh sé abhaile.
Nuair abhí an bliadhain caithte chuaidh sé fé na dhéin airís. Bhí an capall ana-mhór an turas so "Capall breágh abheadh tu anuiridh ach ní feadar cad déarfad leat imbliana gan amhras tiocfair liom"
"Fan go fóil" arsan capall "Fág anso mé ar feadh bliana eile agus ansan tiocfad leat." D'fhág an buachaill ansan é. Nuair abhí an tréimhse caithte, chuaidh sé cuige airís. Bhí an capall toilteanach ar teacht leis an turas so. Bhí sé chómh mór san gur cheap Seán ná féadfadh aon capall bheith chómh mór san.
B'éigin de'n capall teacht ar a glúinibh sar a bhféadfadh
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house on fire what four eminent me would you mention? Answer. Laurie, Dickens, House, Burns.
11. How many hairs are in a cat?
Answer: None, because they are all out side.
12. What tree grows nearest the sea?
Answer: the beech.
13. How many sticks go to the building of a crows nest? Answer, None they are all carried.
14. What four letters would frighten a thief? Answer O, i, c, u.
Written by Bridie Sheridan, Gortmore, Smithboro, Monaghan.
Ainm an duine a bhfuaras an scéal uaidh: Máire NíGhormain, aged 48.
A seoladh: Mullaghlasson, Smithboro, Monaghan.
Local Happenings 16-12-1937
Wonderful things happen in connect with conflagrations locally. In the troubled times the country was destroyed by fire. Lots of houses were burned. The largest buildings in Smithboro at that time were destroyed. These were the Old Hall and the Guard's Barrack. The Black and Tans destroyed
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a horse for them. It was three o'clock at night and the smith arose and went with them.
He didn't know where he was going until after a while he was down on a field known as "The Kill."
There was a horse in the field and he shod him then he went on the horse's back again and they brought him back home.
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1) What tree in England is older than the oak? Answer. The elder.
2) In what month do ladies talk least?
Answer , because there are fewer days.
3) How does an engine hear?
Answer. Through it's engineers.
4) Why is it that an artist never can draw a straight line with a pen?
Answer. Because he draws an incline.
5) What is it that a miser spends the spendthrift saves the rich man wants and the poor man has? Answer. Nothing.
6) When is a trunk like two letters in the alphabet? Answer. When it is empty.
7) What is the left of a plum pudding?
Answer. That which is not eaten.
8) Which travels the faster heat or cold?
Answer. Heat, because one can catch cold
9) To what country should a glutton be sent?
Answer. Hungary.
10) If you went along a road and saw a
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Long ago there were no clocks and the people had to judge the time by the sea and the sun and sky.
One night a man named Denis Burke was going to Skibbereen fair and he made a mistake about the time and he left the house too early.
He went along until he came to the cross road in Kilcoe. He saw a car coming towards him and he said "Will ye
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give a poor man a lift" they stopped the car and he went in.
The did'nt speak at all and there was a spade and shovel in the car and the man never knew anything until he was out on the road outside the Abbey graveyard.
For a long time afterwards the man was very ill.
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Long ago a man named Keating lived in Hollyhill. He died and after an hour he was laid out on the seat. The people gathered together at the wake.
The man that was dead arose and all that were in the wake room went out only two. The dead man walked out the door and he had a small
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Once upon a time there was a master living in a house and he had a servant boy. He told the boy to go out and kill a fowl. The boy did so and when he had it killed he put it in the pot. He turned it over several times to see if it were cooked. When it was soft one of the legs fell off it.
He put it on a plate and left it on the table for the master and the visitor. After dinner he asked the boy what happened the leg of the fowl. The boy said that all the fowl had only one leg. All the hens were standing on their one foot because it was the winter time.
The master went out and he called "Chuck Chuck" and all the hens ran on their two feet. Then the boy said "You did not say Chuck Chuck to the fowl on the plate"
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stack of oats and a stack of barley outside.
He threshed the oats and barley and sold it in Skibbereen. He owed a few debts and he paid them with the money he received for the corn.
When he came home that night he died and before he died he said. "Let everyone pay their debts whatever else they do and that was the only thing he said from the time he arose from the place where he was laid out until he died that night.
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Long ago a man was returning home from a neighbours house where he was sgoiriochting He felt very lonely on the road because every night some people said many strange things were to be seen at a certain place
When he was coming near the place he thought he felt the hair standing on his
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girl was very weak. On being admitted to the father's presence he asked what reward he would ge if he cured her. he was told he would get three hundred pound and also her hand in marriage. But if it failed him to cure her he would be beheaded. The man said he was satisfied with the bargain.
The following morning he got up very early and got three drops of dew. He gave it to the girls who was almost immediately cured.
The father was pleased, and he gave the poor man who now became a rich man his reward. He was married to the girl and they lived happily ever after.
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and married another wife, at which she told him if he would only release her from the fairies she would never bother him again. He asked her how could it be done. She told him that at a certain hour the next night she would pass the house on horse back and that he was to snatch her off the horse and hold her until all the horses passed which he promised to do.
When he told all to his second wife she persuaded him not to do it as the fairies would find some means of having revenge. The next night came and at the appointed time they heard the horses gallop past the house but he remained indoors and failed to keep his promise. The next morning when when he went to put on his boots he discovered they were full of blood which he believed was the blood of his first wife for it was the common belief then that the fairies had power to kill people. Anyhow from that day till the day he died he neither saw nor heard from his first wife.
30 years ago she heard it from an old woman.
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This pot she cooked all her food that she wanted.
She had a bed made of strawmats and she called in settle bed.
She had a wee box for a dresser and in this she kept her food. All the neighbours were good to her and used to give potatoes and meat as she was quite alone in the world because all her people were dead.
Another wee house which was built of mud on my fathers farm it is still there but in ruins. It was built in much the same way as Bessie Wallaces, the people of this were called Conways. My grandfather took over one of the wee boys named Mark Conway this little boy has two brother and three sisters his mother was a widow and they were very poor and my grandfather used to send up food to them which kept them alive until they were able to earn for themselves.
They had always a bright house. Though there was only one apartment in it and on the wall hung a clock with weights and chains which was
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ná aon rud a ghlacadh ó na sídheoga. Níor bhlas sí de aon cineál bhía acht nuair a bhí sí ag imtheacht thairg siad gúna di agus lán a dorn d'óir. Thug an fear céadna abhaile arís í. Maidin lá ar na [bhárach?] nuair a breathnuigh sí ar an ór ní raibh ann acht duilleóga feóidhte.
Chuaidh sí amach sa [gharrdha?] agus chuir sí an gúna 'na seasamh ann. Chraich sí uisge coisruighthe air agus chuaidh sé suas san spéir 'na lasair agus ní fhaca sí é o shoin i leith.
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his pipe he went into the old house for shelter.
When he went in he thought he heard some people talking. He stood still in a corner, but he saw no one only some rats. One of the rats said to another, "Tis a wonder no one would cure that rich man's daughter in Cork, and the fine reward he is giving." "How could anyone cure her." said the second rat, "when it has failed all the doctors in the country." "Oh that is quite easy," said the first rat, "when three drops of the May Morning dew would cure her."
Poor old Sean didn't listen to any more of this conversation but went home immediately. The next day he set out on his journey to cure the young girl.
When he arrived at her mansion on May eve the young
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and married another wife, at which she told him if he would only release her from the fairies she would never bother him again. He asked her how could it be done. She told him that at a certain hour the next night she would pass the house on horse back and that he was to snatch her off the horse and hold her until all the horses passed which he promised to do.
When he told all to his second wife, she persuaded him not to do it as the fairies would find some means of having revenge. The next night came and at the appointed time they heard the horses gallop past the house but he remained indoors and failed to keep his promise. The next morning when (when) he went to put on his boots he discovered they were full of blood which he believed was the blood of his first wife for it was the common belief then that the fairies had power to kill people. Anyhow from that day till the day he died he neither saw nor heard from his first wife.
30 years ago she heard it from an old woman.
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a beautiful street and told him to go to the fourth house and he would wait there until he returned.
The old man did as he was told and there in the fourth house he met his brother who of course was more than surprised to see his brother in his old clothes in the beautiful city. When the old man had related his tale to his brother, he inquired about all his old friends in ireland. Then he gave him presents of every description for those at home and he gave him as much tobacco as he wouldn't use in a whole year. he then said he wouldn't delay him any longer in case the boatman would be gone. Then he went down to the boat with his brother, and the little boatman, and when he saw the boat going off he returned home.
The boat went bck as quickly as it had come and before the old man knew where he was the little boat was stopped in
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Many years ago there was a family the name of Kelly living near this village. When the first child a little boy was born they invited all the neighbours and friends to the christening and the usual merry making and dancing was carried on but their joy was soon turned to sorrow when it was discovered that the woman of the house was dead in bed.
After the usual two day's wake she was buried and through time the man married again. One moon - light night he was outside and to his great surprise he saw his first wife who he thought was in her grave coming towards him. She told him not to fear for she had not been dead at all but she was away by the fairies and he was the only person alive who could save her. He said how could that how could that be that be as he had thought her dead
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Long ago a man longed for some work. He had a forge in which he worked every day. One night as he was returning home he saw an old man sitting on a stone. He was filled with fear and as he was passing a house in which an old man and woman lived he was surprised to see a bright light inside the window. He walked on and soon he was in his bed asleep. He
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About three months ago men were engaged cleaning the Anne Lower river near Clones and they dug up a coin which was made in the seventeenth century. It was almost two hundred years old. It was made of copper and it was value for twenty pounds.
Near the same spot they dug up they horns of an Irish elk. These horns measured about five feet in width. It seems that these animals roamed the forests of Ireland in early days but there are none of them alive to day. They were about the size of a large deer with large branching horns. I believe these antiques are to be seen in the Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin.
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dreampt that night, that there was a crock of gold under the ground where the old man was sitting.
He went quickly to dig it and as he was passing the house a man came out and asked him if he was going to his forge. he said he was.
The man gave his horse to him and told him to shoe him as soon as he got there. Soon he reached the forge, he did not shoe the horse, but he went on looking for the gold.
About a half an hour after the man came and when he found that his horse was not shod he set about searching for him and he found him.
When he found him he he was still looking for the gold. He said he if it is for gold you are looking you are foolish because the old man you saw was not a sign of gold.
Then he and his horse disappeared and left him. He dug
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Old houses
In former times the houses were made out of sods and mud. Here is a description of a sod house.
Long ago there was an old woman named Bessie Wallace and she had no house so a lot of boys decided on a Sunday evening to build a sod house in my grandfathers farm for her.
They built it on a height it was about ten feet wide. There was no fire place in it, but the fire was built up against the gable with a hole in the roof to let out the smoke.
The roof was made of sticks and sods and also there was grass on it.
The door was made of a double straw-mat. There was a wee hole in the sidewall for a window.
She had two blocks of wood for seats and also she had two hobs one each side of the fire..
she lived there for many a year and it is said she was almost a hundred years old when she died. She had an old coal pot and in
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away and never took any notice, but he did not find it. Surely said he if the gold is here I could find it.
Just then the old man appeared on a stone near him. He asked him what he wanted and he said he wanted a pot of gold.
Then the old man took from behind his bacl a pot of gold and gave it to him. He took it and thanked him for it.
He went home with his prize but when he opened it he only found a few pints of water.
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Once long ago a man was coming from Skibbereen late about midnight. As he was coming up a hill he saw a man sitting on a heap of stones. He took no
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notice of him and put his head down on the cart for he was sleepy.
He lift up his head to look if he was gone and when he looked he could see nothing. He was about to look towards his own house when he saw in a field not day away a man after a heard of cows.
He was filled with fear, but he drove away. He got home soon and he went to bed. He had a dream that he heard a noise around the house and a gentle bark of a dog.
In the morning when he got up, his mother who was sick six months before was dead
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In this locality marriages generally take place from January the 6th until shrove Tuesday and of late years no marriages ever take place on Shrove Tuesday.
Seldom if ever do any couple get married in the month of Mat or 'o' (olo) October because the are thought unlucky months for marriage.
As an old rhyme says man in Man and never will you rule the day marry in October sorrow and grief will pass you over.
June is counted the luckiest month in the year for any couple going to receive the Sacrament of marriage, As an proverb says, Marry in June and never will you miss your wish when you see a new moon.
Wednesday is counted a lucky day for marriage as another old rhyme says, Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the the best day of all. Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses and Saturday no day at all
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friend's house, he heard a bark of a dog. He was greatly afraid.
The dog followed him as far as his own house and there he disappeared. The man went in home and after a few days he died.
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September was thought to be the unlucky month for marriage and if there were any children in the family they were supposed to spots. This is hour the matches were made. The parents met at the fair and talked it over. Then the parents of the girl went to the man's house to judge his land and count how many cattle he had. The girl got a fortune according to what stock or land the man had. The two parties used not see each other sometimes until they were getting married.
The straw boys used to go to the weeding feast and dance, the first thing they did on entering the house was to ask for the Bride and take her out to dance, three straw boys wore straw leggins and straw hats, clothes turned and masked on their faces.
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Rosie Daly.
Dublin Road,
Kilbeggan,
There are certain days of the week considered unlucky for marriage
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Fuarathas na giotaí Gaedhilge a leanas ó Dómhnall O Danabháin, Dun Ceallaigh, An Goclén i bParóiste Cill Mhúda. Fuair se bár tamaillín ó shoin dia lena anam Tá na dána díreach mar d'aithris sé iad
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"Ófrááilimíd suas an Coróinn Mhuire Páirteach in onóir do Dhia agus do Mhuire 'ghá tarraidh ar a' dTíghearna trócaireach trí ímpídhe na Maighdine Muire, gach
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working and not doing what he told them. When they were coming in with the last load the cart and load of hay were turned over and the ropes never broke. The load never moved off the cart.
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There is a big house in the castle near Cregg's. It is said that it is not right to do anything to it. A man went to knock it. When he had it half knocked he got very sick. He went to hospital and went very near dying. After a while he came home but he did not go to the castle again.
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The old people say that you should not go to a well after the sun setting. If you do the frogs will follow you home. It is not right to put eggs to hatch after sunset and you should put them hatching on Friday. If you do not do that you will have no birds. The old people say that if you are building a house you should begin it on Friday. If you do not you will have no luck in it.
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The old people say that there is a field in St. Brendan's and that something happens every year. There is a man living in it named Farrell. he was putting in the hay one day. He told them that something would happen them. The men went
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Hogs' pudding, red herrings. (the priest got the snipe)
Colcannon, pies, dumplings, cod, cows' heels and tripe
They ate till they could eat no more sir
The whiskey went pouring galore sir
Oh, Lord, how McGuinnis did roar sir
He bothered all Ballyporeen
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The whiskey went round and the songsters did road.
Tim sang Paddy Kelly, Nell sand Molly Ashore.
Till a motion was made that their songs they'd forsaken
Ad each lad take his lassie her trotters to shake.
The pipe and couples advancing
Brogues and bare feet fell a prancing
Such pipering, such figuring, such dancing
Was ne'er known in Ballyporeen
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The old people say that there is a field in St. Brendan's and that something happens every year. There is a man living in it named Farrell. he was putting in the hay one day. He told them that something would happen them. The men went
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This story is about a poor man and one of his sons died. He bought a coffin. The man wanted the money but the poor man told him that if the coffin did not do him he would bring it back again to him. He put the dead man into the coffin. He brought it back to the man whom he got it from. He sold the coffin and the dead man to another man.
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There were turf cutters, thrashers and tailors
Harpers, Pipers and Nailers
Peddlers and smugglers and sailors
All assembled in Ballyporeen.
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They sat down to eat, Fr Murphy said grace.
Smoking hot were the dishes and eager each face.
The knives and forks rattles, spoons and platters did play
They elbowed and jostled and walloped and rattles away
Whole mountains of beef were cut down sir
They demolished them all tot he bone sir
At this wedding in Ballyporeen.
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There was bacon + greens but the tukey was spoilt
Potatoes two ways both roasted and boiled
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The old people said that when a person would be getting married all their neighbours would have horses and cars going to the church and some would be on horseback.
When the two who were getting married would be going to the church the oldest person in the house used to throw an old shoe after them.
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'Twas a fine summer's morning
about twelve in the day
When the birds 'gan to sing and
the asses to bray.
When Patrick, the bridegroom, and Una, the bride
In clean bibs and clean tuckers
Set off side by side
The piper played first in the rear, Sir
The maids blushed, the bridegroom did swear sire
Oh! Lord. how the spalpeens did stare sir
At this wedding in Ballyporeen.
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They were soon tacked together and home did return,
To make merry the day by the sound of the churn.
They sat down together a frolicksome troup
The banks of the Shannon ne'er saw such a group
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will have a bad crop.
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parlour and cut the hump off and hung it up on a nail. Going home very late his mother was angry with him. But afterwards was happy when he told her his good news. She sent the other boy to town next day. When he was coming home he heard the same thing. He went in and sat down. She asked him was he able to sing or play music or dance. He said he was not able. They brought him into a room. Then they got a nail and hammer and put the other hump on him.
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whose son-in-law was hanged If the account be true three sons John, maurice and Edmond dided of poison.
Some of The White Knights adventures.
I Garrett, Earl of Desmond, being encamped about Cullen, (near the Limerick Junction) sent two of his followers, Burke and Browne to fetch provisions of leeves to relieve the camp. They, for som evil will to the White Knight, came to Clangibbon and drove away 200 leeves; of which the White Knight hearing, went with some 30 light of foot, followed the plunderers across the mountain overtook them, bid them stand and demanded what was meant.
"I am" said Fitzgibbon, a soldier and servant to the White Knight who has sent us to rescue the cattle you cave taken. "If that be all" said Burke you may return like the fools you came for I care not if
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If you cut a tree that grows in the middle of a field. You will not have luck for seven years. A man cut a tree long ago and he cut it up, for firewood. It made a great fire for him. When he was in bed at night he was taken out of his bed and put across the fire till he was nearly burned to death. After that cats came around him and they all tore him but he died.
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If you are sowing a crop of potatoes you should begin on Good Friday. If you don't sow some on that day you
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It happened long ago when England opposed this country there lived a landlord by the name of Mahon in the place now known as Ballybaun. This man was very hard on his tenants. It
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Mitchelstown castle was the home of the Norman family of the White Knight and his descendants fromt he 15th century to our own times. The Mac Gibbon - the White Knight _ was a branch of the family of the Earl of Desmond which by the year 1300 had separated from the present stem and had acquired extensive territory in North East Cork, in Limerick and in Tipperary. Its area extended to the North as far as Knocklong and Kilmallock. It was bounded on the East by the Butlers at Cloghan, that is Burntcourt and the estates of Shanbally; on the South by the lands of the Condons and to the West the lands of the Roches in the Barony of Fermoy. It is well te remember that the Barony of Fermoy whose principal fortress was at Castletownroche did not
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Long ago when Cheevers came to Killyan he built a little chapel over his burying place and he was going to roof it but an old man told him that if he roofed it the protestant minister could preach in it. So he never roofed it. As years passed by ivy began to grow on its walls and it was called Cill oidheann or the chapel of the ivy.
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there is no water in it in Summer. One day there was a football match between Ballinamore and Castle French. When Cheevers heard this we he went in on the Curnadrum road and waited there for the players to come.
The Castle French players came down across the farm and the other players came in the same road as Cheever's did. Among the Ballinamore were my father and my uncle and two of the Brien's and some others. Then Cheevers got to work preparing and when he had them all lined up someone snapped the ball from Cheevers and then they all rushed after the ball and left Cheevers there. Then he went home very angry.
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Three fisher men left Askeaton on the 30th October 1917 to go out fishing. It was the finest day that ever came out of the 'Heavens'. No sooner were the nets thrown out when the boat went outward to the creek. All of a sudden a storm arose. The water got very rough and the boat was tossed about dreadfully. The nets were full of herrings at that time. The men tried to get the boat inwards to Beigh bastle but it was all in vain. At last the boat went down with men and all. The names of these men were, John O'Sullivan, Patrick Lynch and John Sheehan. Since herrings found in the Shannon. John Sheehan had a timber leg and was never found again. O'Sullivan was found wacked up in the shore at Ahanish.
In 1882 four men left Askeaton to go to Kilrush. The day was very fine. They stopped there that day until seven o'clock. Then they left for home. They were all frunk. Out in the middle of the Shannon one of them fell out. They all went to one side of the boat and
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Many years ago there was a certain poor woman who was a tenant to
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There was once a very cruel landlady named Mrs. Griffin living on the western side of Newbridge. She evicted nearly every tenant after the famine so that she would let cattle graze on the land although every tenant had the rent paid. The man who told me this story said that his father was evicted. Everybody cursed her and it was expected that she would come to an awful end.
She was a Catholic and one day as she was coming down the step outside the chapel her shoe got caught in her dress. She fell down the steps and broke her neck
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himfrom his ancestors The White Knight of Kilbehenny. He was the only one of his family to hold that castle and with the exception of a grandson who survived him and held that title for four years only, he was the last White Knight
In 1649 in that drive from Youghal, Kilbehenny castle was captured bby Cromwell adn suffered the same fate as the other castles int hat district. It was never re-built.
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Kilbehenny Castle was a castle of the O'Briens of Limerick. The lord of the castle in 1502 was Donough O'Brien whose descent is traced to King Brian of the Tribute. This Donough was lord of a territory from Adare to Limerick and from the parish of Kilkeedy to Bruff and was the chieftain of Aherlow and Kilbehenny.
At some time towards the close of the sixteenth centruy the castle of Kilbehenny came into the hands of that traitor White Knight who sold his overlord the earl of Desmond.
The White Knight in question died in Kilbehenny in 1608.
From this fact he is sometimes called, to distinguish
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that he would make it alright. He told the man who sold the bonhams to take the nail off his small toe and to bury it in his own home in Mayo. He was then to go to the shopkeeper and to ask him how much would he charge for as much tobacco as would from from the nail of his small toe to his chin. The shopkeeper said he would charge two pounds. The man then said that his toe nail was at home and the shopkeeper had to pay thousands of pounds because he could not get enough tobacco.
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Once a man was coming home from a fair with a cart of bonhams, which he did not sell. A shopkeeper met him and asked him how much did he want for the Bonhams. The man said that he wanted thirty shillings. He meant thirty shillings each. The shopkeeper said that he would give him thirty shillings for all the bonhams and the other man had to give them all for the thirty shillings.
The man who sold the bonhams told Daniel O'Connell about how he was tricked. Daniel asked the man what occupation had the other man. When Daniel was told that he was a shopkeeper he said
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When he tried to take the pig Kelly ran after the boy and the priest and beat them.
Next day was Sunday and Kelly went to mass but when the people saw him they began to run because they thought he was a ghost. He ran as well because he thought it was late. When he heard that his wife was married again he was very angry. The man who was identified as Kelly was from another parish.
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Once there was a man named Domnaill Crubhach. He was married and was very poor. He used to earn his living by cutting turf and hay for the people who would ask him. One day he had to cross a river by means of a narrow plank. He crossed safely and around the middle of the day there was a man drowned in the river. When the people saw the man dead they thought that it was Domnaill and they sent for his wife. When she saw him she declared that it was Domnaill and was very sorry for him. He was brought home and that night there was a wake in the house and the next day he was buried. When he was dead the people told
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brought him to the man. Then the man went home. This story tells us that hares have some power.
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the castle grounds into the square and woe betide the luckless reveller who crosses the path of the fearsome spectre.
The men of Mitchelstown make it a point to be all abed at this unseemly hour.
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when he saw the white object in front of him he thought it was his comrades with a sheep and he walked up to it and said - "To be fat" and the servant answered "Fat or lean of him now" here he is for you, and he ran off and jumped over the wall. No sooner was he gone than the man with the sheet was after him and was at home before his servant.
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Once there was a man who was suffering from rheumatic pains. A certain person told him that if he got his servant to take off his clothes for him and to roll a sheet around him and his servant to carry to a certain tombstone and to lay him down with his back under.
At that time the people used to be stealing sheep from an adjoining field. One of the men was on guard and
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joy, though they were very sorry to say good-bye to him. Willy had had no sooner got out of his own parish when he heard of a rich farmers son who had never laughed in his life. His father offered a reward of ten-poundes to whoever would make him laugh. Willy thought he might as well earn the reward Willy however spoke up asking him why he should pull such a long face while everyone else began to titter and giggle. But it didn't tale a shake out of the farmer's son. Then Willy took to singing at the pitch of his voice after having said everything funny which put all that was in the room sobbing and crying the boy still sat with his nose turned up in the air like one who cared for nothing he heard. All at once his dull face lit up and he wriggled himself in his chair as if
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Timcheall céad bhliadhain ó shoin bhé bean 'na cómhnuidhe i dTúir na bhFód agus tugtar "Máire na Rann" uirthi. Banaltra a bhí innti. Ní raibh aon gluaisteán na rothar ann an uair sin. Oidhche amháin tháinig fear ag marcuigheacht ar capall agus dúbhairt sé le Máire dul suas ar a chúl.
Chuaidh sé agus d'imthigh síad go Rath an Óir abhí ar bhárr an chnuic. Nuair a chuaidh síad isteach san Ráth bhí a chuaidh siad isteach san Ráth bhí na sidheoga istigh agus daoine a raibh marbh le céadta bliadhain. Bhí fear taobh istigh de'n doros a raibh sean-aithne ag Máire air ach bhí sé marbh le cúpla bliadhain agus dúbhairt sé le Máite gan ruainne [aiche?]
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I live in the town land of Scarragh + in this town land there is to be seen a fort called "Lios an Airgid". In this fort there was a crock of gold hidden by the Danes. An attempt to get it has been made by a man who went to plough this fort by when he started to plough he was immediately paralyzed. Three men also went to dig for the gold but whent hey started to dig a fairy man appeared + they ran. No one has ever since made any attempt to dig for it. It is firmly believed that the gold is buried here but nobody knows in what part. It is said that if anyone dreams of this gold three nights in succession he is sure to find it. No other one has a chance of it has as it is always guarded by a foxy man.
It is also suposed that anyone who passes this fort at midnight or after is followed by a light but if you went back against the light it too would go back until it got to the fort + then to would diappear No gold or valuable treasure has ever
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na mháireach ní raibh tásg ná tuairisg ar an gcloich. Bhí sí fuaduighthe agus cá bhfuigheadh sé ach sa seana-theampall mar a raibh sí ar dtúis. Thug sé leis airís í agus an oidhche sin chuir sé isteach na sheómra codlata í cois na leapan. I ruith na h-oidhche ní fhéadfadh sé aon neal a chodailt le gleó agus fothram agus geóin agus tortan uathbhásach timceall a' tighe las muich agus istig sa tseomra. Bhí sé com liath le gabhar nuair a gheal an lá anoir air ar maidin. Com luath is fuair sé na lá geal é níor dhein sé aon nidh ach an chloch a thógaint leis agus í chur isteach sa seana-theampall agus níor aistrig aoinne riamh ó shoin í.

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Cuireadh an capall ins an reilg timcheall an teampaill agus níor cuireadh aon chríostaidhe ó shoin riamh sa reilg ann.
[Innstear an sgéal céadna i dtaobh Teampall Chille Mhuire thíos ar an Mionáird. Nuair a chuir Captaén Heckson na sagairt chun fáin as an áit (Cill Mhuire) thuas i gCrúibín na Muice a chuireadar futha ar feadh tamaill sar ar aistrigheadar síos ar an Eaglais mar a bhfuil an reilg anois. Tá cuid des na h-uaganna le feisgint fós i gCrúibín na Muice. Ach nuair a chuir Heckson an capall in uaig thós i gCill Mhuire nár tháinig Cráin mhór muice an oidhche sin anois ó'n bhfairrge agus raob sí agus thómhach sí an uaig na raibh an capall curtha agus strac sí an seana chreatallach chapaill as a chéile agus d'imthig sí léi síos in fairrge airís agus níl aon oidhche na dhiaidh san ná tagadh sí cun na reilge go dtí ná raibh fagta de'n gcapall ach na cnámha na féadfadh sí a chogaint.
Fuaireas an giota so ó Mícheal ÓSúilleabhain 2Mícheál Joany" ó'n Mionáird atá os cionn 80 blian d'aois]
Ach duine des na Báróidig a bhí ag tógaint tighe pé slighe gur chuir sé dúil i gcloich mhóir ana dheas a bhí sa seana teampall agus a 'rúnóchadh go h-aluinn os cionn dorais nó fuinneóige sa tig nuadh. Thug sé leis í ó'n dTeampall ar tuiteam na h-oidhche agus chuir sé sa bhfalla í. Ní beadh aon ní aig na saoir le déanamh ach í coiriú sa bhfalla lár na mháireach. Ach lá'r
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Old people say that if you dream of gold for three nights in succession you will get it. A man in Kilyan dreamt that there was gold under a holly tree in Ballybawn. There was an immense lot of gold hidden there but a life was to be lost on it. The man gathered a crowd of men to dig the gold but nobody would dig the first sod because everybody was afraid. The crowd returned without the gold and it is there yet.
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Carrigfadda = "The long rock" The Arrigiden River rises in this townland
Cregane = A rocky place. Cregane Manor, at one time the residence of the Starkis family is, according to traditiont he ancient residenc eof the Bishops of Ross, In this townland is the "Warren" formerly known as "Guaire." A ship called the Bombay was wrecked on the Warren strand. It had a cargo of cotton and copper. The captain was drowned by the crew escaped.
Englis Island. Area 7 acres - 2 rds- 14 sq hers
Here are the Abbey ruins, graveyard, Sain Cummin's Well + Tomb of Fr John Power. Several cures were woked at this tomb. e.g. A girl recovered the sight of her eyes. A lame man got the use of his limbs and laid his crutches on the tomb when leaving the graveyard.
Pattern Day June 24th. Rounds are still made by people from the surrounding parishes.
Gurranecove
Glounbrack = Gleann Breach = The Speckled glen.
Glounafeebra = Gleann an phiobaire = The Piper's Glen.
Froe
Reenascreena = The plain of the Shrine. There is a woollen mill here where flannel, tweeds etc are still being made.
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It is said that the wealth of Ireland is hidden in the earth. There is a crock of gold hidden in a field in Treehill. Once a woman dreamt of the gold for three nights in succession and the third night she dreamt of it she thought that when it was dug a badger snapped it from her hand. This woman said that she would have nothing to do with the gold and it is there yet.
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were carried to Caltra for the new Catholic Church.
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be effected in such a short time.
They tried to find out from him what the cure was. They even offered a sum of money which ought to have tempted a man so poor;- he has only a few acres of poor land, but their efforts were of no avail. "The secret" he said "has been in the family for generations and it will go to the grave with me". The pup is thriving and showing no signs of a recurrence of the disease.
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Cahirmore - Cathaor Mhór = the big fort. There is a Mass rock in a field in this townland. Gold is said to be buried under it
Cahirbeg - Cathair bheag = the small fort
Gurrane - a shrubbery
Downeen - Dúinín = small fort or dun. In this townland are
(1) Downeen Castle in ruins cut off from mainland
(2) A square tower or castle which was used as a look-out
Curraheen - The little march
Bohonagh - "Botháineach" a place of many cabins.
Dromgunna - The ridge of the guns
Rowry Glen - "Cowna Roorag"
Maoile - "maol" the bare place. Also spelled Maul
Derry - Doire - The place of the Oaks. The Townsend family had their residence here. There were landlords. Long ago 800 acres of land were occupied by oak woods. Oak is still plentiful, though most of the woods have been cut down.
Newtown or Carbery's town; so called because planned by Lord Carbery. Here one situated the Courthouse, Protestant school, Creamery, Dispensary 2 shops Up to 20 or 25 years ago, there was a kirk or Presbyterian place or worship near the School, it is now used as a store-house
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fort of the three sisters because there were three ash trees growing on it and the three of them were exactly the same height. After a time a man named Fox wished to cut down these trees and he made an effort to do so. While he was cutting them down a strange voice came from behind the trees. The man paid no heed to the voice. The hatchet which he was knocking the trees with was snapped out of his hand and a strange weakness came in the man. For seven years after this the man used to appear on this fort every Wednesday night. Nobody ever interfered with it after this.
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sin áirighthe caithte aige ag trálaéreacht sa Gaillimh agus i nDún na nGall agus go raibh an fhaid seo caithte sa Daingean. agus gur b'é an chéad captaen trálaéra sa Daingean agus nár sgaob sé riamh le sluasaid sgéachtaint éisg agus ná raibh aon aige le h-é dhéanamh. Cad fhéadfá a rádh annsan. Déarfainn nár sheasaimh aon taobh acu ar an bhfírine. Mar sin féin nuair a tháinig trálaérí in Daingean ar dtúis bhí ana thalamh sgéachtaint lasmuich de Cuan Fionn Trágha agus caith na trálaérí an aimsir go léir annsan go dtí ná raibh faic eile á dh'fhágail acu ná breac fágtha ann acu. Agus chonnaic an dúthaig agus an saoghal mór go raibh sgéachtaint an éisg ar an dtráig ag lobhadh ar bharra taoide gur thairig muinntir an pharróiste é le na gcapaill amach ar na goirt mar sheana-leasú. Chonnaic an saoghal an méid sin.
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Candle Making
There were three kinds of candles made and used.
Rush Candles
Dip Candles
Resin Candles
All candles were home made and the Dip Candle was most commonly used. In order to make the Dip Candle the woman got cords and cut them into whatever length she wanted her candle. Then she got a grisset and melted fat in it.
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Enclosed is a rough sketch of the old iron gusset. When the fat was melted they got the cords and pulled them through the fat in the grisset. These were left down on flags to cool. This was done separately with each cord. When they were cooled a very thin layer of Fallow was attached to the cords. They were again pulled through the fat in the grisset. After the second pulling they were about the thickness of a led pencil.
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where the counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon met. Water from this place was used in recent times to cure diseases of the skin.
Burns
Slánlus chopped up and boiled with lard was a cure for burns.
Ringworm
To cure ringworm a copper coin is placed in a tumbler which is then half filled with vinegar. The affected part is rubbed gently with this liquid many times. This treatment is said to prevent the spread of the disease and the ringworm disappears altogether, after about seven days.
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Tulliveasky - Snipe Hill
Tulligee - Windy Hill
Farrancounter - Fearann Ceanntair i.e. the land of the contred or barony.
Kilrunane or Kirovane may represent Cill Ruadháin Dive Downes in his survey remarks that St. Roonan's day was kept as a holiday in all O'Sullivan Bere's country. St. Ruadhan who was of the race of Owen More lived at Lorrha, Co. Tipperary. He cursed Tara about 560 A.D.
Tinneel - Teine-fire; aol-lime i.e. lime-kiln. Limekilns were known to the Irish from an early period.
Benduff - Beann Dubh = black gable. An oll story tells that a castle was built there by Cathering, wife of McCarthy Reagh. She was known as the "black Lady" "bean Dubh" thus the name Benduff.
Burgata - sometimes called the "land of prayer" on account of the pilgrimages to Teampleen Fachtna. Name probably Danish. Home of the Sweeney
Ballyvireen - O'Murren's town
Ardagh - ardach = high ground, also known as the "land of springs"
Keavilleen - The flat hillock
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Knockadeeve.
to his lair on Knockadeeve. Every night he made the same journey and carried out the same destruction, until the path by which he travelled was plainly visible. Nobody was bold enough to attack him. At last an urgent message was sent to Ossian. Though blind, the old warrier consented to give his services, demanding that he should be placed in the monsters's path. When the infuriated beast approached him, Ossian seized him by the horns and tore him to pieces.
Cnocfinn.
A short distance from Kickadeeve is another hill called Knockfin, on Miss Elizabeth Gleeson's farm.
Thoigh unable to tell me any story in connection with it, this old man (Michael Connors) asserted that it meant Fionn Mac Cool's hill.
A magnificent view of the surrounding country is to be obtained from the Summit of Knockadeeve. Portions of eight counties are visible.
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as a blood purifier.
Toothache
A person suffering from toothache if he be the first person to take the hand of a corpse and rub it to his tooth will never again be troubled with toothache, especially if the dead person had died without the priest.
It is also said that people born after their father's death have the power to cure toothache by breathing into the sufferer's mouth.
Rubbing the offending tooth with the tooth of a dead person taken from a graveyard is also said to affect a permanent curse.
A drink of hedgehog soup is another cure for toothache.
Boils
Boils were cured by bathing them in water from a stream or river at the point where three townlands, parishes or counties meet. The bathing was performed nine times. There is a place in the River Clare not far from Shanballymore School
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day as the monk was walking along the country, he came to Askeaton. As the monk was very tired and hungry he asked an old woman for food and a place to rest. The woman gave him food and a place to sleep. The woman told her son to put the goat out of "Gort-na-Sudaire". The monk was awakened by the name, and when he saw the place he began to build monastery. One day as the men were going home from work, a man asked them for work but they said that they had enough of men working. Before the dinner the men were unable to remove a very large stone, and when they went after dinner, the stone was placed in the right place. The people found out that it was the strange man who did it, but he could not be found afterwards.
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There are two old ruins in Askeaton, a castle and an abbey. The castle is built on an island on the left side of the river Deel and it was built in 1199. There are often pilgrimages to the abbey, and a large crowd attend. There is a grave inside the abbey. Long ago there was a monk and he did some wrong deed, and as a punishment he was made go around the country looking for "Gort-na-Suaidre". Then he should build a monastery on a place of that name. on that
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The story of the foundation of the abbey is that a monk was going around looking for "Gort-na-Suidre". When he got here he went into a house to rest himself and to get something to eat. He was not long in the house when he heard the woman-of-the-house call her son "Mickeen' to go over to "Gort-na-Suidre" for the goat. At that the monk went over with the boy and marked out the site of the abbey.
When the Earl of Essex raided the Abbey, he pitched his camp in the grounds and during the night he woke up from his slumbers and saw the Monks he had murdered going around the cloisters praying. He was so frightened he woke his army and went off. In the corner of the Abbey Chapel there is a tomb of an English Army General buried there years ago in a standing position. The inscription on the tombs reads : "Pass me for I am strange."
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To cure a rash, or sore eyes, a person spat on the ground and then rubbed spittle and to soil to the affected parts. This had to be done before taking any food in the morning, and had to be repeated for nine successive mornings before a cure could be effected.
To cure boils a snail was allowed to crawl over and suck them.
Running sores were cured by applying the root of meanan an Cumpna boiled with eggs to the affected part.
Blood purifies were 1 Burdock boiled in water, and drunk 2 A liquid made from boiled broom was also used
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There was no possibility of any sea-water reaching this shore. Dipping the fingers in the water in the hole of this stone was said to ease warts. I have been told that owing to misconduct on the part of youngsters the water no longer comes there.
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of Derry[?], Banteer. At that time the leather etc. was usually purchased at 'Floods' of Kanturk. The nails were usually purchased from a man locally known as " Coneen the Nailer" also of Kanturk. Nail-making was his trade. A tan-yard was situated then, where Kanturk Creamery now stands.
Denis Connors, journey-man shoemaker mentioned above, never slept on a bed or in a house, during the fishing season. He slept by a fence, woke before dawn, and made for the banks of the Blackwater. He fished without breakfast, well into the day, often till night if the fishing were good. He made his own fishing gear, and tied salmon flies for the particular day , having observed the water and the sky. He was nicknamed the "Warrior", and one salmon fly which he tied is called the "Warrior". This pattern salmon fly was copied by a firm of Fishing Tackle Dealers in Cork. It is a noted fly in these parts, and sure to conquer on certain days. The warrior was a low-sized man with a very quick temper. It was often he drew the leather knife when in a rage. He never travelled without the knife, as it was so useful to him on his fishing expeditions.
Mr Grehan - Local Landlord of Cloneen, Banteer, usually gave a pair of boots to his ploughmen, and workmen at Christmas. Daniel Sullivan of Banteer, used to make these.
The water, in which the feet are washed must not be left in the vessel for the night. If not thrown out, a funeral from the house may be expected during the year.
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Basket Making.
The people make baskets in our district. They make them out of sally rods.
Gates They make wooden gates around here and they put netting wire over them.
Spinning They do not spin here but in the back-counties they still spin.
Thatching Thatching is fairly common in our district. They thatch with straw and they put long sticks over it.
Rope-making They make straw ropes for stacks around here.
Whip-making. The old people long ago made whips out of 'lint' and cords in it makes a strong whip.
I got this information from my grandmother, who is about seventy two years of age. her
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In the townland of Cloondalgin near the school there is an old man, unmarried, named Joe Slamin who is said to have a cure for fits in dogs. Some weeks ago he was visiting in Canny's of the same townland and he notices a retriever pup having the fits. The people of the house were doing all they could to cure the pup, but without success. The pup was on the point of death. Slamin said "Wouldn't it be worth a pint or two if he were cured!"
The Canny's said it would be worth a good many pints, and a good many shillings. He said "I'll take him with me tonight and bring him back tomorrow if ye like". They agreed but said they wondered what cure could
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gur thóg sé ar a costas féin dóibh coinnle gléigeal agus roinnt phíopaí."
Bhíodar féin ró bhocht deallruigim cun an tóramh a chur ar a n-athair nó b'fhéidir go rabhadar ró-óg nuair a cailleadh é.
[Agus cá raibh an dlighe? Nóan raibh aon leigheas in aon cor ar an sgéal? nó aon dlighe in aon cor sa tír?]
Leigheas! Nár leighis Dia an sgéal go léir dóibh,gan an t-iasg a chur chúcha agus ba mhaith an leigheas á. Agus i dtaobh dlighe nar b'iad an dream gur leó na trálaérí lucht na dlighe sa Daingean. Agus dá mbeidís sin féin com macánta leis an sagart -rud ná rabhadar - cad é'n comhthrom fhéadfaí baint de dhaoine a dearbhóchadh cam is díreach mar dh'oirfeadh dóibh. Ná bíodh coimisinéirí anuas ó Bhleá Cliath sa Chúirt sa Daingean d'iarraig réidhteach a dhéanamh. Tháinig muinntir Abha -na-Scáil agus sagart parróiste na dteannta. Cuireadar gearán isteach go raibh trálaér Micil Long a sgriosadh. Dhearbhuigheadar go bhfeacadar an t-iasg aige á tabhairt ar bórd as an líon-trál agus go raibh oiread san sgéachtaint éisg ar bórd aige go raibh sé á shluaisteáil le sluasaid amach sa bhfairrge agus ná raibh aon breac le fágail ó Cheann Daimh go h-oileán Ínse dá bharr. Dhearbhuig Long go raibh sé an fhaid
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It is an old saying that if you go visiting on New Year's Day you will be going visiting for the year. If a person came in and you churning if he did not make the churning a while it is said that he would be stealing the butter. If you would throw out water on November night it is said that you would drown some poor creature. If a calf would die they would put his hoof in behind the rafter so that no other calf would die that year.
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barracks.
They pulled out their lorries and roared out of the town well armed.
Soon after this the boys met a girl cycling. They took her bicycle and then they went on. One bike began to go flat and at a corner, a dressmakers shop was set up, the boys(unfortunately) went in and got a pump.
They told her their trouble and bade her to tell no one.
They sped off again and took a road which led to the right. An old school was built at the left of the road.
The lorries let town at a terrific pace. They met the girl but she said "No I saw no soldiers". However they kept going and at the crossroads they asked the dressmaker the same thing .
She said "yes they went that road". Right on their track the
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A certain policeman in the Castleree barrack was pointing out people he suspected to be Republican spies.
He knew he was being watched and never went outside the town. However two days from this place were ceased to kill him.
The lads set off on two bicycles and soon they reached the town.
An hour later as he was walking down the footpath the was shot dead by a rifle bullet.
Immediately the boys got on their bicycles and rode out of town as fast as they could peddle.
Ill luck found the boys and one of the bicycles broke but they leaped on the other.
As soon as the Tans heard the shot they rushed down the street to the late policeman's side.
They carried him to the
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The day after this unsuccessful organisation the Tans came to the corner in their lorries. They "rounded up" every man for four miles round.
No matter what you were doing you had to leave it and go with them. There were stations in the old Kilteona church and the lorries pulled up outside.
As the men trooped out of the church they were driven into the lorry. However Canon Masken was there and he said "Don't get excited men nothing will happen you".
He stepped into one of the lorries and they drove off. When they were coming near Williamstown one of the officers asked the Canon "How fare are you going Canon".
"Every step the men go and I'm not coming back without them".
Thanks to their brave Canon the men got home unhurt.
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of the people in it have gone to America and others to England to earn a livelihood. Others have taken up positions in parts of Ireland.
The land in it is good fertile arable land, well drained and cultivated. At the south side of the townland runs the gurgling stream or rivulet[?], running and splashing headlong down to meet the river Mealac. The old people, which I have already mentioned are over seventy years. They can tell stories in Irish, and then translate them into English, and they can also speak and understand the Irish language. They have a collection of old sayings and riddles and fables in Irish also.
Name: Kitty Sullivan, Droumsullivan, Bantry, Co. Cork.
Obtained from Mrs O'Sullivan, Droumsullivan, Bantry, Co. Cork
Age 46 yrs.
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I heard of a man who mowed an Irish acre of hay in the day. He is still living in Kilnalappa.
His name was Tom Heneghan
Kilnalappa
Dunmore.
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She tells me that my grandfather did not mind walking to Ballindine his native home and Garrymore and returning the same night a distance of 20 miles. He did it the year before he died the year of the big snow. His name was
Tom McHugh
Chequerhill House
Dunmore
There was also another man who used to walk to Dublin on his route to England. His name was
Michael McHugh
Chequerhill
Dunmore
This man used to walk long distances to fairs. Distances of 20 miles. His name was
James Geraghty
Lissyconor
Dunmore.
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This man walked a distance of about twenty miles every day for a week.
His name is
Pat Power
Parkree
Dunmore
This man walked to Claremorris and Caltra to see his friends. He did not believe going any other way but walking. Both journeys 24 miles. His name was
Michael McHugh
Chequerhill
Dunmore
My grandmother who is now 56 years tells me she did not matter it to walk to towns distances of 24 miles and carry parcels home. Her name is
Bridget McHugh
Chequerhill House
Dunmore
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These two men walked to Knock a journey of thirty miles. Their names are
Thomas Tihlarty
Bellwell
Dunmore
and John Fitzgerald
Bellwell
Dunmore
This man walked to the Reek a distance of a hundred miles. His name is
John Kelly Beagh
Dunmore
This man was a famous walker. He walked distances of ten and twenty miles.
His name is:
Sheridan
Ballagh Doragh
Dunmore.
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Up to fifty years ago it was the custom for all children to go bare-foot during the summer months. Country people at that time wore clogs for working. Clogs were made with wooden soles, and leather uppers assembled with a narrow light hooping fastening the upper and sole. Hooping (light iron bands) was also fixed on the sole to prevent slipping, and to prolong the wear. When the clogs were purchased, they were filled with 'insoles' made from rabbit skins tanned with 'alum', the furry side being turned to the feet. They were kept on with a strap and buckle, and could be bought in the shops for three shillings and six pence. Two brothers lived in Banteer village at that time and made a living, by making soles for clogs. They bought the timber (beech)from Mr Leader Rosnalee, Banteer, carted it to their workshop , cut it in suitable pieces, and made soles in a rough manner. These were sent away to a factory, properly finished there by machinery, and sold. The waste wood was sold to the local people at three pence per bag. Journey-man shoemakers used to come to the houses at that time, to make and repair shoes. These had to be supplied with the materials. Those visiting Banteer district were Denis Connors, Banteer, Daniel Sullivan, Banteer, John Moynihan, Banteer West, and Bill Foley
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John Dolan
Native of Glenamaddy
Now a residence of Dunmore was a famous step-dancer. He also danced on the Dunmore stage and elsewhere.
These men were famous all over the Co. Galway.
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The name of the townland in which I live in is Droumsullivan. It is situated in the parish of Kilmocomogue. There are eleven families in the townland, and approximately sixty five people. All the houses in the townland are slate roofed. There are six old people in the townland, namely, Mr. and Mrs Kearney, Mr. and Mrs Keohane, Miss Sullivan and Mr. Lynch. All the dwelling houses in the townland have been reconstructed recently. Before this, the houses were whitewashed, but now they are coated with eem[?]
The family name most commin in the district is the Sullivan family from which the name of the townland, Droumsullivan, is derived. Long ago there were many families of them living there, and as time went on, some of the old people died, and their sons and daughters married strangers so that the generation died out, but the name still remains in the townland. Other people say that Droumsullivan gets its name because of its high and. Some
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About forty years ago a ship called 'Saberina' was going into Limerick with a cargo of English grain. At the north side of Beeves Light house a storm arose and the ship struck against a rock called Quirk.
The captain, son and two other men were on board. The boy, about fourteen years old, was ill in bed. The water got into his apartment and they took his bed up to the top of the masts and tied it there. They then went up themselves and fortunately a ship came and carried the men into Limerick.
Another captain came with the intention of purchasing the damaged vessel but declared it was too wrecked. A local farmer - Mr O'Shaughnessy heard of the sale and went directly to where the auction was held. He paid a shilling for the boat and a pound for the grain. He got barrels and small boats which brought the grain home to him. He sold the grain to the neighbours, realizing a hundred pounds profit.
He paid a boat to tow the ship home and it brought it half way to the shore. It could not bring it any further owing to rocks and shallow water. The ship is there yet and the masts are visible. The people say there is a hundred pounds worth of brass at its bottom.
Nina Holland
Gurthnagranaher
From John Holland, 60 yrs
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and addresses are - Mrs Riordan, Inchiclough, Bantry and Mrs Keane, Inchiclough, Bantry. Houses were more numerous in former times and some of them are now in ruins. People emigrated to America and to England in former times. The townland is not mentioned in song or saying.
Some of the land is hilly and the rest of it is fertile. The river Mealough is flowing near our land. The "Goal" is also flowing through our land and it is flowing into the Mealough. There was a bridge going across the Mealough at Droumadooneen and it was knocked in the year nineteen eighteen by the Republicans. The river Mealough seperates Droumbroe from Incliclough.
There is a wood in Droumbroe, called "Droumroe Wood." It is about a mile long. There are four lakes in my district, namely Droumroe Lake, Cahernacrin Lake, Raheen Lake and Reendongan Lake.
Name: Nono Mahony, Inchiclough, Bantry, Co. Cork.
Obtained from:- Mrs O'Mahony, Inchiclough, Bantry, Co. Cork. Age 46 yrs.
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The old people say that there are pots of Gold and silver hidden at every lone bush in this district. It was put there by the Fuatha-de-Danann when they were in Ireland. They changed themselves into fairies and they are still watching the gold and silver. We once heard of a man that was passing by a lone bush and the ground was all covered with gold and silver. When he went to pick up some of it he heard a loud call. Then he looked around to see who was calling him and when he looked back it was all gone.
Some years ago there was man named Cannon living in this district and one night he dreamed of a pot of Gold being at the root of a lone bush that was growing in his own land. Next morning he went out and started digging a hole close by the bush. When he was some time digging to his great surprise he saw a pot and when he succeeded in getting out the pot and took off the lid he was very thankful to see it full of Gold. He took it home
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that is the dark moon in November. When a new moon takes place on a Saturday, it is thought that bad weather will follow, the old saying is "Saturday moon comes seven years too soon.
Thursday is said to be a lucky day for applying remedies to certain ailments. The last few days of March are known as the "days of the old cow". The old cow was almost falling with the hunger but it was the last day of March and she said that she was safe then as March was gone, but March borrowed three days from April and the old cow died. It is also said that "Saturday's flitting has a short sitting," that is if a person leaves one job on a Saturday and takes up another job, he will not hold it very long.
People are loth to begin work such as, ploughing or house-building on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. If a person makes a grave on Monday, he will be making graves during the rest of the week. Therefore, a sod of the grave is dug on Sunday. The "Cross days" are known in this district. Whatever day the fourth of January is, that day throughout the year
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walking in a lonely place and he saw a lot of gold and silver. He stooped down to pick up some of the gold and as he did so he heard a loud whistle. He turned round to see who was whistling and when he turned back again all the gold and silver were gone but the few pieces he had in his hand.
Some time ago there was a man living in this district and he caught a fairy who told him where the pot of gold was hidden. Next day he went out to dig for the treasure. He soon found the pot of Gold and he was delighted with the little man when he saw what he got. He found a little pot of gold and he brought it home with him. The people had a lot of money. One evening at sunset the little man came to the door and every evening after that the little man used to come to the door and look in at the pot of gold. In the end the people got sorry and left back the pot of again and the little man was no longer haunting the people.
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Every boy and many girls find amusement in spare time in making toys. Boys find much pleasure in making cradle-birds in which they trap birds. At first they procure two cords and they tie them to a frame made from four twigs. They next cut more twigs and they place them on the frame, one twig at each side. The twigs are always cut shorter and when the basket is completed it is pointed on the top.
Snares are also made for catching rabbits and hares. At first they buy the golden wire and they cut three strands of it about a foot long. Then they twist the wires together and they put a loop at the end. When the snare is made they set it on the rabbit's path, and when he will[?] run on the path he will put his head into the snare and it will choke him.
Sometimes a door is got and a gabhlogue is put under it. Then meal is put under it and when the rats come eating the meal the gabhlogue is pulled by means of a rope, and the door falls on the rats and they are killed. Boys are often engaged in
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Every boy and many girls find amusement in spare time in making toys. Boys find much pleasure in making cradle-birds in which they trap birds. At first they procure two cords and they tie them to a frame made from four twigs. They next cut more twigs and they place them on the frame, one twig at each side. The twigs are always cut shorter and when the basket is completed it is pointed on the top.
Snares are also made for catching rabbits and hares. At first they buy the golden wire and they cut three strands of it about a foot long. Then they twist the wires together and they put a loop at the end. When the snare is made they set it on the rabbit's path, and when he will[?] run on the path he will put his head into the snare and it will choke him.
Sometimes a door is got and a gabhlogue is put under it. Then meal is put under it and when the rats come eating the meal the gabhlogue is pulled by means of a rope, and the door falls on the rats and they are killed. Boys are often engaged
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Alum water was used for washing cuts. To rub a gold ring three times to your eye for to cure a wisp also. Water -cress for weak blood. To hold your head over a teapot of strong tea for a head ache. Heated penny leaves put up as a poultice to a chilblain or corn was very good, or paraffin or the juice of a carrot or the skin of a lemon for chilblains. The white of an egg or a slice of a raw potato for to cure a burn
Poultices of tobacco were used to draw matter out of a boil in former times, but later on a new plan was discovered. Hot water used to be poured into a bottle and when the bottle was heated, the water used to be thrown out again. Then the neck of the bottle used to be put against the boil and all the matter wold be drawn into the neck of the bottle.
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came, the earth would be completely in mud.
A large slab acted as the hearth-stone. Half doors were common in the district in former times and they are always in general use. Turf and fir were used as fuel. Splinters, dips and candles were employed for giving light at night. Splinters were bits of fir made in the shape of a pencil. Dips were made by dipping a cord in a pot of melted fat. When the fat would get hard it would be shaped like a candle.
The bed in the kitchen was often called a settle-bed. In the night time was opened out for a bed and in the day time it was closed up and used for a settle.
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The houses which existed in the district in former times were made of stone and mortar. Very few houses were slated, they were thatched. Reed was always used for thatching but rushes were used if the reed was not to be had. The bed was in the corner of the house beside the fire.
It was called a "hammock or a bunk." The fire was always against the gable wall and it was never against the side-wall. The front of the chimney was made of clay and wattles. There was a large fir stick over the fire place. In many houses timber and bags were used instead of glass in the windows. People often saw houses without any chimney, but instead there was a hole in the roof or beside the fire, where the smoke would go.
Very often these houses would be in a mass of smoke, and when anyone would go indoors they would be almost choked. The old floors were made of earth, and when the wet weather
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My home district
I live in the village and parish of brosna, and in the larony of Truchanacmy. There are 16 families living in the village and 81 houses.
Downey and O'Connor are the most common names in the village.
There are five families of Downeys and four of the O'Connors living there.
All the houses with the acceptable of four are 2 stoney and are slated.
Those four are 3 story high and slated too.
Brosna means "faggots" so called because a great many sticks are to be found in the neighbourhood.
There are not many old people able to speak Irish nowadays but they tell lots of English stories.
One man named Downes, who lives at the top of the village is famous for his stories, most of which are about to b. Lare where
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On St. Brigids Day the Strawboys go around dancing and playing music to gather money and every place they go they get a few pence. They divide it around evenly.
On St. Patricks' day the people wears a shamrock on their coats. On Ash Wednesday all the people go to Mass and the priest puts a cross on their foreheads with holy ashes.
On Holy Thursday our Lord began his passion. On Good Friday our Lord was crucified. On Easter Sunday he arose again from the dead.
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Such travellers sell their goods for cash or they barter them, that is in exchange for the wares, they receive eggs bacon, fowl, potatoes or empty bottles to the value of what they vended. these vendors make it their business to cater for the needs of their customers and even to visit and console them in their troubles and to send a small present at a birth.
The gipsies or pastoral bands, tell fortunes, sell ;ace, and other small articles. They live in caravans in bye roads, in country roads, and in country districts. They are always wandering from town to town and between times devote themselves to making of wickerwork, chairs, tables, baskets etc., which they vend in town and country. Although English speaking they are foreigners who emigrated from Austria.
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Mary Jones,
Bruree G. N. S.
Co. Limerick
Obtained from:-
Mr. M. Jones,
Bruree,
Co. Limerick.
Age 47 years.
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Fairy Forts
There are many forts in this area and they are supposed to be the homes of the 'good people'. They are held in awe by the people, and very few interfere with them. They are generally surrounded by old ditches and earth. Trees often grow in them and little boys and girls never pick fruit in them.
Two boys went into a fort near mountcollins picking shoes. Having spent some time picking, one of the boys found something pinching his ankle. He took no notice until he went outside the fort and then he began to look for a thorn.
Pot succeeding in finding it he went home.
When he arrived home his foot got very swollen and after some hours suffering terrible pain he died.
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"Frog Leaping" is played in this way:- Four or five boys go in a line and bend down their heads. The last one jumps each one of the rest. Then the next boy comes and jumps in the same way.
"Hide and Seek", "following for the ring", "tig" and "frog leaping", are played in Summer time. Spring time is the time for pitching marbles and pegging tops. Winter is the time for setting cradle birds. Autumn is the time for picking blackberries.
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One of the industries in this district in ancient times was candle making. The fat of the cow was melted into a mould and through this mould was put a stitch of cotton thread to serve as the wick. When it was cool it was taken out. Spinning and weaving was carried on. Some farmers in the district used to grow flax. This was gathered and then washed and bleached. Then it was put through a spinning wheel and spun until it was woven into thread. Then the thread was
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Fairy Forts
There are many forts in the parish of Brosna. These are as a rule in groups of four and one of them is in view of another. The origin of these forts is unknown. Some people say that they are old Danish fortifications, but the general belief of the people of the country is that they belong to the fairies. They are usually circular in shape, and are made up of trees, and bushes and sometimes there is an earthen fence around them.
There are different forts in the neighbourhood of Brosna.
The most commonly known is the gaoire. Which is in the townland of Derra. It is supposed to be haunted. Lights are seen there, at night, and it is related, that once a man, who went to plough, was stricken with paralysis and died later.
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One alone of all the men who learned the art of rod making from John Enright is now living and is practically sixty years of age. He still makes rods in his own home when a visitor requires one but the great art is doomed to die with him as an effort to put the rod making industry last year on a solid footing by some of the leading local industrialists ended in failure. Cheap rods from America, Spain, Japan & England have so flooded our market that the needs of the country seem to be supplied for years to come.
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With hope that ever soothes our sorrow.
The Lord, who sheltered yesterday.
Will He forsake His poor tomorrow.
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The morning lights the eastern skies.
Gliding Athlacca's court of grandeur.
The poor man wakes - but where is he.
Who doomed the little hamlet yonder.
Go, seek him in his winding sheet.
Or mark his grave with yew or willow.
That very nights God's angel passed.
And smote him on his downy pillow.
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In Dromin churchyard low he's laid
And scant the grounds that now
content him.
The wintry winds are whispering
through.
The mouldering halls the Lord hath
lent him.
But yet that humble shieling stands.
Beside the murmuring starry river.
O Donnels roof unruined still
The tyrants hearthstone still cold for
ever.
Written by
Kathleen O'Regan.
Bruree Girl's N.S.
Obtained from
Mr. M Jones
Bruree
Co. Limerick
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what will you give me for good news.
"Faith" said O Donnell "Ill give you the best pair of brogues I can make"
"Then" said the coachman "you may know that Ormsby is dead and your little house can stand".
The remains of O'Donnells little house still may be seen beside the great ruined residence. One of the O Donnell family made the following poem.
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My castle walls are strong. I trow
And long shall wear heir stately seeming
Its flowery lawns, its fountains gay.
And sweet the morning star is gleaming
And far around by Tullerboy
The face of nature's half Elysian.
And earthen walls no more shall mar.
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The radiance of Aurora's vision
As quickly till that cottier clown.
That he must seek some others shieling.
Before tomorrows sun goes down.
I care not where he finds a dwelling
Tis done, the victim meets the blow.
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Fairy Forts
In the vicinity of Bruree there are at least four forts worth mentioning. The principal one called the Liss Olium is situated in the townland of Lottera and tradition has it, that it was the stronghold of Olioll Olium King of Munster, hence "Brugh Rí" town of the king. It has three circular fences outside it, with an opening in the centre and no doubt to each of the forts. There was a drawbridge attached which was swung across the submerged pits for the entry of friends and withdrawn on the sally of an enemy. This for is supposed to have a subterranean passage which connects it with the castle in Bruree churchyard and it has never been explored. There are no local legends connected with any of the forts as regards to fairies, lights or the noise of churning, and the only animals that from time resort them are foxes. None of the land in which they are situated but occasionally bushes are out down in them for during purposes by the poor people and it is not recorded that any of them suffered as a consequence.
In the townland of Lottera there are also two other forts not of such dimensions as the former as they only contain two circular fences with the usual central opening.
On the lands of Mr. Dr. Browning Bruree
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Bird Lore 3 - 3 - 1938
The wild birds most commonly found in this district are the thrush, the black bird and the lark. The swallows and the cuckoo and plover migrate to the north of Scotland for the winter and come back again for the summer. They are called birds of passage.
The swallow builds its nest in a house roof. The blackbird and thrush build their's in a blackthorn tree or in a ditch. The blackbird makes its nest of hay lined inside with clay.
The swallows build their's with hay and feathers and mortar and the lark with moss.
The birds are supposed to sit on the eggs for three weeks. Boys who rob bird's nests are supposed to get warts on their hands
When the curlews are calling, it is the sign of rain. Seagulls flying low denotes rain. If a flock of cows are seen flying together it denotes rain.
The cuckoo never builds a nest of its own but lays her eggs in another bird's nest.
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About fifty five years ago the people used to make their thread from sheeps wool for knitting. The people used to spin the wool on spinning machines. Its colour was usually grey.
About the same time as the spinning industry the people used to make their own sheets, which were called "Cunín" (?) sheets. They first got the flax and buried it. Then after the flax going through a lot of other processes, it was hung on pegs fixed specially on the wall for the purpose, and woven into sheets. To clean the sheets they used to be put into water and beaten with a "little" made for the purpose.
Over thirty years ago basket-making was carried on locally. They used to make these baskets from sally-rods and rushes.
Written by.
Kathleen O'Regan
Bruree Girls' N.S.
Obtained from.
Mrs P. O'Regan
Water St.
Bruree
Co. Limerick
Age 50.
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About fifty five years ago the people used to make their thread from sheeps wool for knitting. The people used to spin the wool on spinning machines. Its colour was usually grey.
About the same time as the spinning industry the people used to make their own sheets, which were called "Cunín" (?) sheets. They first got the flax and buried it. Then after the flax going through a lot of other processes, it was hung on pegs fixed specially on the wall for the purpose, and woven into sheets. To clean the sheets they used to be put into water and beaten with a "little" made for the purpose.
Over thirty years ago basket-making was carried on locally. They used to make these baskets from sally-rods and rushes.
Written by.
Kathleen O'Regan
Bruree Girls' N.S.
Obtained from.
Mrs P. O'Regan
Water St.
Bruree
Co. Limerick
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To cure Black Leg in Calf = Dan O'Connell of Corrineary, Drum, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan, can cure black leg in a calf. He got this charm from an old aunt with whom he was living with in Bunno before he came to Corrineary. He put irons in the fire and when they are red he takes them out and
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40. Immediately before a person dies it was customary, and in some townlands still is, to open all the windows of the house in order to allow the person's spirit or soul to escape. I came across an interesting example of this custom a few months ago in the Laurelhill district of parish.
41. If an untruthful rumour is spread that a person has died, this means an added spell of life for the person about whom the rumour has been circulated.
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Old Crafts. 2.. 5 .. 38.
In former times Bruree as well as many other districts in Ireland was the abode of very crafty people. These people used to manufacture most of the household, but since things are to be had at a cheap rate and so easily at the present day nothing which can be got in the shop is manufactured in the locality.
Over fifty years ago the manufacture of candles was very common in this district. The people had a wooden implement shaped like a candle. They used to put a wick made from a certain kind of rush into the middle of this implement and then pour tallow made from melted and clarified animal fat in around the wick. They used to let this rest for some days and afterwards take it out and have a fint candle which lasted them a long while.
About the same time as the candle making, soap manufacture was in full swing. This soap was made from tallow mixed with other commodities.
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we said good night.
I slept as sound as a top - indeed, I'd sleep on a harrow that particular night as I was dead tired. Sometime around ten I got up the followin' day. I said I'd have a look around. Curiousity brought me to the back of the stable and lo and behold you there was no trace or tidings of the carcase to be found here or there. To say the least I was bewildered. I put my hand to my forehead, took off my hat pinched myself, and said "Barney Roarke", you must be dreamin's. Sure enough I was not. I looked up the field and searched here and there. Here and
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About seventy years ago there were no slated houses in this district. The first house that was slated around here was that of Denis Mc Grath in Dunmanus. All the houses were thatched and were one storied for the most part. Those that were two-storied had no stairs but a ladder from the floor to the loft.
In the mud cabins there were no windows but slits to leave in the air. In the thatched houses there were not more than two windows which were not made to open as the people did not realize the good of the sun and air then as they do now.
The doors were made of fir plank and rush and straw mats were made and put against the doors at night to protect the people from the draught. The walls were very thick and they used mud mortar. The chimney was made of wild rods worked like a basket and lined with mud so as to prevent it from burning. At that time oil lamps were not in general use among the people. They used fir splinters to give them light. They also made candles from tallow.
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there on the south side of the ditch the snow had melted and fresh kender grass was growing. I strolled up to the high field and imagine my surprize when I saw me bould mare alive and kickin' croppin' the fresh grass on the side of the ditch near the plantation
Needless to say I told 'herself' the story and brought her out to see the wonder, You would pity her nibblin' here and there for a pick without hair or hide on her. I said to myself 'twas a cryin' pity and that something should be done to cover her against the cold wind.
I drove her
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In every house long ago there was a quern for making "reboon". Firstly the wheat was well dried in a bastable over the fire and then ground with a quern into very fine flour. It can then be eaten with sweet milk and is very palatable.
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The chief bread long ago was made from potatoes. The people used peel the potatoes and grate them into pulp, and squeeze them dry and work this with milk and a little salt, and bake it on a griddle. In the very early times the people used no flour in making this but nowadays they do. This bread was called stampy. The griddle was flat with a handle on each end, and they used bake the stampy on this in front of the fire. Very few people have griddles now but I have seen one in my grandfather's house. In later times the people used bastibles and ovens. Later on they used make bread from wheat, oats, and barley. This used to be ground in the local water mills, the querns used in these mills were made of cut stone. They had a spindle attached from
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them perfectly with (skins) the rods till she looked as elegent a job as you could see in her new suit.
And did she live Barney,"? says I
"Did she live!" he grinned "Why the next years. I sheared 150 lbs of wool off her - that's upon my word.
I smiled.
"Ay and that's not all" he declared. "I cut enough off her of osier rods to make seven skibs."
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Brings it clanging on the stonewall
Rising sparks that madly flashed
Just as round the bend, the great man
On his prancing hunter dashed.
"Ho there, rascal! what the duce then
Are you doing to my wall?"
Feigning wonderment, the schemer
Quickly lets the crowbar fall.
"Top-o-the-morning, to your honour, sir,
And faith, you're looking fine!
There's no gentleman in Cork, Sir,
That could cut so grand a shine!"
And says Batty, "By your lave sire,
All about it, I will tell
How I went to Skibbereen yesterday
A thing or two to sell.
Now the rent was due to-day, sir,
And I am in duty bound,
To square matters with yer honour,
For that little bit of ground.
But last night when stepping homewards
Faith a thought came to my mind,
That if Peggy trucked my guineas
They would scatter with the wind.
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Now, as ever, man's resourcefulness
So sorely tried as that
He straight