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Down in Killeen there is an old church near that church there is an old bush. It is said that an old witch lived there.
Everyone was afraid of the old woman. One day a little boy and his sister went in to the old witch. This witch had red eyes. At the back of the old church stood high hill. At the top of the hill there was a deep well. This witch told the children to empty the well
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2021-01-21 11:28
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Long ago there used be great weddings. They used get married in the evenings. They used have a wedding before they go to get married and after coming back. They used have the wedding at the brides house. When they used come home they used have a dance until morning. They used have sixty or seventy gallons of whiskey. They used not have any cars it was walking and on horse back they used all be. The weddings long ago were much better than the wedding that are nowadays.
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2021-01-21 11:26
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Dá mbeadh "heel" a's "top" fem' bhróg agam,
A's cóir agam chun siubhal,
Níl aon mhaidin Domhnaig, ná feachaint féin mo rún.
Annsúd ná togfaí "notice" díom,
Dheascas suas le'm cham.
'Sí mo stóirín ós cíonn óile dham,
Pé fada gheann bheadh ann.
II.
Chuadhas-sa fein go Sasana,
Ag foghluim thuille leighin,
Ar mo theacht abhaile dhom,
'Seadh connach rún mo chléibh
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2021-01-21 11:26
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agus rug sí ubh, tháinig sí fhéin anuas agus bhí an bán shuas
An tomhas:- Siud shíos san chóirnéal é agus céad súil aige.
Freagar: - Raideal

An tomhas:- caidé an dóigh a mbrisfea buideal i mála follamh?
Freagar:- Tá an mála i gcomhnuidhe follamh.
Brighid Ní Dhubhthaigh, bealtaine, Gorta' Choirce
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2021-01-21 11:26
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"St. Brigid's Day"
St. Brigid's night falls on 31st of January. Grownup people go hunting "Biddy". They dress themselves up in grild clothes. They go around from house to house for money to bury "Biddy." They go around from house to house for money to bury "Biddy." They have a doll in their arms, and they pretend it is "Biddy." They play a mouth-organ and some dance.
St. Stephen's Day.
On St. Stephen's day the boys go hunting-: the wren. They go around from house to house hunting him. They sing the song about the wren, at every house they go. They get a penny or two from the people of the house. Its an old custom "burying the wren." The boys dress themselves in fancy clothes, and they have a piece of holly and a wren on top of it.
November Night.
The customs of November night are: Snap apple, The game of the three saucers and the barm brack. There are three kinds of snap-apple. One is when an apple is put into a tub of water and the children try to catch it with their mouths.
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2021-01-21 11:20
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This means that the day of the storm is not the day to be cutting the scallops because while you would be cutting them the thatch would be blown off the house, and the scallops would be blown around the place.
Níl aon teinnteán mar do teinnteán féin
This means that our own fire place is better than any ones fire place
Ní deanfaidh an saoghal capal ráis dasal
Let the last day be the hardest.
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2021-01-21 11:20
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There are three forts in my district and "forts" they are called. There is one in Dromscatta, one in Doon and another in Killnahalla. They are far apart from each other. The forts are round in shape, and there is a fence and a gap going into them.
Once a man bought land in which there was a fort. He turned the sewerage of the yard into it, and from that day he had not a bit of luck. He sold his land to another man and the first thing he did was to turn the sewerage out of it, and from that day he was the richest man in the townsland. In the fort at Dromscatta-: a king was buried, int he time of Donal a basga He was an English king who was hunting Donal. He died in the way, and the soldiers only buried him in the fort. Old people say that the grave was never closed, because as fast as they threw earth into it bigger it was getting.
The fort in Killnahulla was an old grave yard long ago and millions of people are buried there. The chapel was a small distance up the field and down farther was the fort. Cats are supposed to live in forts. A man was attacked by wild cats not far rom the big fort in Doon, and in another a big clock has been heard striking.
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2021-01-21 11:20
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An tomhas:- baistim thú gan cos gan ceann, reite bhí ann d'athair, caora do mháthair as leithéid a bhaistead cha rabh riom ann mo láthair.
Freagar:- gréasan bainín.
An tomhas: Tchím é as chá fheicim é, as siud shuas i gcnoc na h-aiteannaigh é.
freagar:- scáile
An tomhas:- Théid sé thart ar an teach, seasann sé ag an doras as cha dtig sé isteach.
Fregar:- balla a bíos thart ar an teach.
An tomhas:- caidé shiubhlas le na cheann síos.
freagar:- Táirne i mbróig?
An tomhas:- Chuaidh dubh agus ban suas 'na chnuic tháinig dubh anuas agus d'fan bán shuas
freagar:- lach dubh a chuaidh suas go bárr cnuic
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2021-01-21 11:16
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This means that the day of the storm is not the day to be cutting the scallops because while you would be cutting them the thatch would be blown off the house, and the scallops would be blown around the place.
Níl aon teinnteán mar do teinnteán féin
This means that our own fire place is better than any ones fire place
Ní deanfadh an saoghal capal a ráis dasal
Let the last day be the hardest.
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2021-01-21 11:15
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praised her and she grew proud. At the same moment the coal burned her. Then she cursed him saying.
"Curse on your rooktee
You made me break my duty
For vain thinking of my beauty and my bloom."
Wheels are banded in the open air near a stream. A big fire is lighted and the land is reddened in it. There is the shape of a wheel on the ground and the wheel is put down on it. When the band is red it is taken out of the fire and hammered on the wheel with a sledge. When it is banded it is rolled into the stream to cool.
The smith has the power to banish rats. When the smith has the horse shoe reddened he fits it on the horse's hoof and the smoke of the burning hoof is supposed to banish rats.
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2021-01-21 11:12
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There are ten forges in this parish Mahony, Hickey and Casey are the names of the smiths. Some of the smiths' fathers were smiths. The forges are situated mostly on the roadside and some of them at a crossroad. The door is not of any special shape in this district. There is only one fire in the most of the forges. The bellows are not made locally. The smith uses a hammer, tongs, sledge, anvil and pincers. The smith shoes horses and asses but not cattle. Some smiths make ploughs and parts of harrows and spades and tongs but he does not make shovels and picks. Repairing machinery and banding wheels is done in the open air. Forge water is good to keep the feet from sweating. Every customer of a smith should give him a pound of butter at Christmas. Smiths were always very strong and stouter than the other people. Smiths were nearly all storytellers. There was a forge in Cullen and near by there lived a saint named St Lathern. She used to bring a coal of fire in her apron and it used never burn her. One day the smith of Cullen
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2021-01-21 11:11
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This means that the day of the storm is not the day to be cutting the scallops because while you would be cutting them the thatch would be blown off the house, and the scallops would be blown around the place.
Níl aon teinnteán mar do teinnteán féin
This means that our own fire place is better than any ones fire place
Ní dearfadh an saoghal capal a ráis dasal
Let the last day be the hardest.
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2021-01-21 11:11
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About one hundred ago there were many paper mills in this locality where paper was manufactured. In those days people were going around gathering rags and ijt is from some of these rags the smoothest kind of paper was made. They were chopped up boiled and bleached and pulped and rolled and treated so as to give a nice smooth surface and at last a very fine paper was made out of it. And now the most of the paper is made from wood pulp but some of the paper in those days was also made from wood pulp. The wood was cut into small chips and the knots were removed. The chips were then crushed under heavyrollers and then boiled with certain strong acid till a soft pulp was made of it. Then it was made to flow in liquid state on a close woven wire
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2021-01-21 11:09
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he got food and lodgings for the night. He was poorly paid - his weekly earnings being a penny per week per pupil.
This type of school continued to 1829 when through the efforts of Daniel O Connell the great Liberator religious liberty was achieved.
A few years later a Board was established in Ireland known as the National Board whose aim was to build schools and provide teachers. The first school was built in this locality in 1872. Its principal was the very able teacher Mr. Brabazon. It was a lovely one storey building and all the children from the adjoining townlands were in attendance. Mr. Brabazon taught in it for 27 years. By this time it was old and dilapidated so it was replaced by a new one which was opened in 1918 by our present
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2021-01-21 11:07
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Tomhas:- lán toighe agus lán garraidh agus ní thiocfadh leat lán sgála de a thógail.
Freagar:- toit
Sighle Ní Ghallchobhair, Caol Druim, Gort a' Choirce
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2021-01-21 11:06
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down the street and receive ninety nine lakes of the "cat". He asked them to give a hundred but it was afraid the law to do so.
Shortly after he was begging in front of the church gates, and all he got was thirty shillings. He died on Pound Road Castleisland, Co. Kerry and the blue marks of the lashes were on his body when he was dead.
In or about 1879 when Daniel O'Connell used to pass through Castleisland on his way to Cahercraven[?] Co. Kerry fromDublin and other places up the country, he used to stay at a hotel in the town now occupied by Mr Patrick Buckley, [?] National Teacher. The bed in which Daniel O'Connell slept is now in possession of Miss Minnie O'Connor, Nan St, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Cromwell himself did not pass through Castleisland but Elizabeth's gensas[?] Ormonde and Raleigh did. Ormonde marched through Castleisland from King Williamstown, Co. Cork, direction, while Raleigh came on from Killarney side and they joined forces between castle island and Gortatlea [?] Co. Kerry. The Castle
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2021-01-21 11:06
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go leir nach mór 'na "teagmhálta".
An birín dearg:-
Imruighimíd an cluiche seo amuigh ar an mbóthar 'san nGeimhreadh.
Imruighimíd mar seo é.
Beimíd go léir n-ar suidhe ar stól, agus bíonn an duine is sine de na cluicheóiribh na ceann-cluicheóir.
Gheibheann sí an birín agus lasann sí ar an dteine é.
Deirenn sí leis an gceud cailín.
"Seo mo bhirín dhuitse" agus freagrann an chéud cailín-
Cad is birín dhuit-se"?.
Dá bhfaighinn-sí bas idir do dhá láimh,
Bhead an "trom trom" ort.
An cailín a bhíonn an birín aice nuair a mhúcann sé, cuirtear "trom trom" uirthi.
Caithfidh sí teacht amach agus luighe ar a h-aghaidh ar an úrlar.
Cuireann an ceann-chluicheóir rud éigin mar "trom" ar a drom, chur i gcás- bróg, nú fód móna, nú rud eile.
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2021-01-21 11:06
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An urnaigh a dubhairt an Mhaidean Mhuire le na h-aon mhac Iosa nuair a bhí sé ag fághail báise ar chrann na chroiche
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2021-01-21 11:06
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Luighim ann mo leabhaidh mar luighim ins an uaigh, ag iarraidh toradh agus brigh na Sacrámaint, os Mhuire agus grádh Dé. Gábhaim le Muire m'athair agus gábhaim le Righ flaitheas Dé ar mo anam bocht.
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2021-01-21 11:05
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Mathair mhuirneach faoi na n-úir
Athair na suailce agus air gan lucht
Athair na h-Eaglaise agus an umhlaidheacht
Fríd féin a mhíc, réalt na maidne
Is fearr Dia
Táthair sinn o thaobh na bpian
Go moltar thú gach áit sa domhan
An t-athair san mac san Spiarad Naomh
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LÁ NODLAG
Chuile dhuine in a suidhe go moch ar maidin agus imthighthe ag an gceud Aifreann. Dá dtiocfadh strainséar ag an teach ba mhaith le fear an tighe go mbead gloine poitín nu dhó le thabhairt dó. An doras bheith foscailte i rith an lae - go mór mhór i n-ám dinnéir. Teigheann daoine ar chuart ag a ngaolta Lá Nodlag.

LÁ FEILE STIIOPHAIN
Theigheadh go leor daoine ag an Aifreann an lá seo fada, le mo chuimhne féin. Ní theigeann go leor ann anois. Ní deantar aon obair lá Feile Stiophain. Daoine nach ndeacha ag fiadhach aon lá eile sa mbladhain teigheann siad ag fiadhach an lá seo le madraib - cúití agus brocairí is mo a bhios aca. Teigheann cuid aca amach ag lamhac acht ní go leor é. Teigheann buacaillí óga thart leis an Dreoilín, cuid aca ag seinnm ceóil agus ag gabhail fhuinn agus ag damhsa ag cruinniú airgid agus iad gleásta neam coichianta agus aighte bréagach ortha. Bíonn an cuid is mo don áit saor an lá do le fiadhach ann le madaraí. Bhiodh na tighthe osta lán le sean daonaibh fada an lá seo ag ól agus ag imirt caírde. Lá mór é le cuairt , le ól, le fiadhach agus le damhsa agus ceol agus amhrainíocht go mór mhór san oidhche. Tá sceul ag na sean daonaibh annseo go raibh
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2021-01-21 11:03
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(5) I washed my hands in water,
That was neither rained nor run,
And I dried them in a towel,
That was neither wove nor spun.
What is this?
He washed them in the dew,
and dried them in the sun.
6/ Forty sheep went through a gap,
Forty more followed that,
A shepherd and his dog,
How many feet is that?
Two feet.
7/ I sent my dog to gather brussney, he brought neither ash nor elm, nor any class of wood, yet he brought me - brussney. What did he bring?
His name.
8/ Round as a ball, plump as an awl,
Big as the market - house steeple and all. What is this?
The sun.
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2021-01-21 11:01
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Ní bhíodh puinn cailíní in-aon-chor aige mar do bhíodh eagla air roimis. Bhíodh na daoine eile mór thímpeall air ag magadh fé ma gheall ortha i gcómhnuidhe.
Bhí mórán airgid ar fad aige agus na cailíní a thiocfhadh isteach cuige bhídís ag maghadh fé ach ní raibh aon mhaith dhóibh ann mar bhí seisean ró ghlich ar fad dóibh i g' cómhnuidhe. Bhídís ag maghadh fé ar feadh cuid maith de'n oidhche. Ní raibh puinn rudaí le déanamh aige ach mar sin féin bhí a dhóthin le déanamh aige mar bhí sé i n-a aonar ar feadh a shaoghail go léir.
Bhíodh na cailíní cud acu ag tuitim i ngrádh leis an bhfear san ach ní raibh ann ach spórt acha mar sin féin is minic a deineadh cleamhnas do féin agus duine de's na cailíni. Ní rabhadar san i n-a thínnceirí in-aon-chor ach daoine a bhíodh ag imtheacht tímpeall na h-áite san agus is amhlaidh a bhídís ag imteacht tímpeall ag dul ar aonachaibh agus rudaí eile leis.
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2021-01-21 11:00
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principal teacher.
With regard to hedge schools the old people say three of them existed in this locality. One was in Ballinlass the teacher of which was Mikie Doyle. His great grandson now occupies the house. Another was in Ballindrehid conducted by Mickie Roughneen and a third was in Carrowbawn conducted by Mikie Doherty. Our Principal Teachers house is situated in the farm on which it was built.
The master told us that the Mrs, said that her grandmother was taught in a hedge school and she was a very fluent Irish and English speaker. She said they had no seats, but wrote on their knee and knelt on the ground with the other. They usually wrote with quills. She also said they
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2021-01-21 10:58
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When you would get help that you would not be expecting you would say
Is giorra cabhair dé ná an doras
Is fearr an sioch ná an an siarbaisteach
This means that frost is better than bitter rain.
Go mbeirimid beo an am seo arís
When the people see the blossoms on the trees in Spring time the say this
Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb
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2021-01-21 10:56
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were taught individually.
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2021-01-21 10:54
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go away and get married.
Some cases when they would not have a fight the man would bring the girl out to show her all his farm he was giving her.
He would make the pit of potatoes twice its size by putting sticks under it to keep it up. Then he would tell her that Mary his daughter picked all of them, he would tell her the same about his mangolds. He would get the loan of his neighbours sow and clutch of bonhams and say he owned them. Often they would knock down their neighbours wall and say this is all my land.
When the two people's fathers meet that are gong to get married the first question the Bride's father asks the other man is have you a hay barn and a turf bank.
Match making is very seldom heard of now but so many cows have to be given along with the fortune. Up to forty years ago marriages used to be held in the houses but not around this district, save a Mrs Corey and
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Freagar:- paca cárdaí
Tomhas:- Cá mhéid ruball bó a rachadh go dtí an spéir?
Freagar:- Ceann amháin da mbeádh sé fada go leór.
Tomhas:- Tá sean bhean amuigh annsin agus d'imthigh a clann uilig uaithe.
Freagar: Crann agus na duilleogaí ar shiubhal do.
Tomhas:-Baraille ar an t-sráid agus a dhá cheann druidte.
Freagar:- Uibh.
Tomhas:- Tá boitheach amuigh annsin, tá toit ann agus níl tine ar bith ann.
Freagar:- Tubán uisge ghalaigh.
Tomhas:- Tá fear amuigh annsin ag bainnt féir agus an méid a bhaineann sé caitheann sé uadh é, agus an méid nach mbaineann sé bheir sé leis a bhaile é.
Freagar:- fear ag bainnt na feasoíge do.
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to the coffin.
They opened it and turned the dead man upside down and pulled the poisonous nails out of him and sucked the poison out of him. He was alive again and went home with the old man.
The old man said he would burn his daughter. The husband did not want it, but the old man burned her all the same. The man went away, with his dogs' and he was not gone far when he met a big pond, and the dogs spoke to him and said:-
Throw us in here now," He refused to do so. They said if you don't throw us in we will throw you in. He did so, and he went away very lonely. At a bend of the road, he met two boys and a girl and they asked him, what was the matter with him, and he said he lost his three best friends.
They said we are the three dogs now; we were changed into dogs
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Bhí sé de nós ag na sean daoinibh fanacht na suidhe Oidhche Nodlag (24.12) go deireannach go dtí an 12 a chlog ar aon nós le fáilte a chur roimh ár dTigearna Iosa Críost. Ní bhiodh an doras dunta, (da mba rud é go bhfeadfaidh é fhagailt fhoscailte) marach mbeadh stoirm ann. Bhiodh an Paidrin Pairteach raidhte timceall a dó dheug san oidhche. Bhiodh coinneal mór lasta i ngach bhfuinneóig. Bhiodh aol curtha ar na ballaí agus dath ar an adhmad. Bhiodh alluntas mór tugta do na beithí agus don chapall agus do na beithí agus do na caoraigh agus do na hasail go mór mhór. Bhiodh faisiún ag cuid do na daonaibh a dul ag an bportach le glac giuhaise a thabhairt abhaile sa gcaoi go mbeadh solas maith ar an teinidh. Níor mhaith le go leor do na daonaibh dul ar chuairt an oidhche sin, agus bhiodh fad curta leis an bPaidrín Pairteach ag tabhairt buidhcheas go Dia ar a dtug Sé doibh sa mbladhaina bhí thart beagnach agus ag suil le beannachtaí na bliadhna nuaidhe. Bhí faisiun ag na sean daonaibh rud ecínte im agus blathach agus leamhnacht agus feoil da mbeadh sé fairsng a thabhairt do dhaonaibh bochta.
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tied the cow in a barn and he went to bed. In the morning the people of the house went to let the cow out in the fields. There was no cow in the barn. They searched all the farm and could not get the cow. After a few hours search she was found in a place where no cow could get to from her farm. She was taken home and she calved a white calf. The first day she was driven out she walked straight to a hill at the back of the house a great door opened in the hill and the cow went in, the opening closed and she was never seen again. The man had no milk for the calf and all he could do was give her water to drink, the calf grew and was the best animal of her age in the parish. In two years time she was a fine cow, the first white cow in this country. For years after, the owner of the cow often saw her grazing in the twilight near the hill, but when he went near, she would vanish from his sight.
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she had to be married in a hill because it was the penal times. Long ago the Brides mother used always give her a pot or oven or a kettle for her new home.
The old people used always get the best horse for the Bridegroom and bride after the wedding to have a race home.
There is always a great night held for the hauling home. They used always have the dance in the barn that night for all the neighbours and always a gallon of poteen. While everyone is dancing and making great sport suddenly all is quiet the straw boys are in. Everyone now must sit down and the Straw boys will pick out the nicest to dance and the farmers may have the ugly ones.
Those fellows never speak a word to anyone so that no one would know them after this they go into the house and get a feed and then go home.
Long ago if a person was getting married the second the people
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na scoile.
Seasuighímíd in-aice an fhalla nó claidhe agus an cailín a bhíonn mar ceann orainn deineann sí aithris.
Iree oree ickedy am.
Pop the venigar
into the pan.
Herm scerm
box of verm.
Sceiligs.
Tugann sí focal ar gach duine againn.
An chailín ar a dtuiteann an focal deireadh teidheann sí go an taobh eile de'n bhóthair.
Cómhaireann sí na cailiní eile amach ar an gcuma san go dtí nách mbíodh fágtha ach aon cailín amháin.
Bíonn sise 'na teagmháidhe annsoin.
Ritheann na cailiní eile ó falla go falla agus bíonn an teagmháilaidhe ar a dícheall 'na ndiaidh.
Níl ceaduighthe do'n teagmhálaidhe dul 'na ngaor, faid a bhíonn a lámha ar an bhfalla.
leanaímíd leis an spórt go dtí go mbeimíd
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2021-01-21 10:43
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An Tomhas:- Tá boitheach amuigh annsin agus é lán caoirigh bána agus ceann amháin dearg istuigh i na lár.
Freagar:- béal, cár agus teangaidh.
Tomhas:- Poll dubh dorcha shuas ag bun na mallacha, a meannach ag cainnt agus é féin na thost.
Freagar:- teach agus daoine ag cainnt ann.
Tomhas:- Tá sean bhean amuigh annsin agus tá céad cóta uirthí.
Freagar: Croidhe cáil.
Tomhas:- Tá tuban amuigh annsin, níl tóin ar bith ann agus tá sé lán feóla achan lá ach Dia Domhnaigh.
Freagar:- mearacán tailiúra.
Tomhas:-Caidé ghearrann tú agus nach n-itheann tú?.
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One time in the district of Moygara there lived close to a hill a man who had a cow that was going to calf. He was going to sell her. A neighbouring man asked him to sell the cow to him but he would not. That man went home and another strange man came and asked him to sell the cow. He said he would not sell the cow. That if he intended to sell the cow he would give her to his neighbour. The strange man went. That night the man
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around would get bottles and knock the bottom out of them and go out on a hill near the house and blow through them this was called horning har.
Now the marriage is over and the girl has to work hard for the farmer to pay the marriage debts. If the girl was to go out and look for a year and a day she would not see half the animals and crops she saw before she got married.
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1/ What is it that has a hundred eyes, and no nose?
A corn - riddle.
2/ Blackie and Whitie went over the hill,
Blackie came back but Whitie lay still.
What is this?
A black hen laying an egg.
3/ Four stiff - standers, four diddle - danders, two lookers, two crookers, a licker, and a switcher.
What is that?
A cow.
4/ As I was going over yonder whinney hill I met a wee woman with timber toes and an iron nose; I could swear she'd surely scare the crows away. What was this?
A gun.
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in the country buildings. The thread is never spun in the homes but is bought in the shop. Only two tailors in the town stock cloth. Black cloths are used for a wedding and black clothes are used for mourning.
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which is called the maid of Sweet Gurteen which was composed by a man named Costello who wrote under the name of John O Brien. There is also a story told about Gurteen. The story says that St Patrick once asked a drink of water off a person in Gurteen and he refused it and St Patrick then cursed Gurteen.
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How to Make a bird Cradle
Composition written by James Browne Cloonee
In the winter time when snow and frost are on the ground birds can easily be caught in a bird cradle. I have often made a bird cradle to catch the birds.
The first thing I did was to cut a good many light rods and a few strong ones. I cut the four strong rods and I left each of them about a foot long. I tied them together so that they made a square, and I tied the tops of these rods together also. Then I platted the other rods in through those until it was all closed.
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our Saviour and this has come down for years.
Long ago when they used to be baking they would make as much as would supply them for weeks. At that time when the people would be going to begin cutting the turf, for a whole week before it they would be baking. If a day came wet the girls would often get the lend of their neighbours quern along with their own then the men would grind all the corn and the girls would stay baking.
Querns are very seldom used now, but up to two years a Mrs Burke a very extensive farmer, often I saw her using it. This woman lives about five miles from Portumna in a place called Nut Grove Tynagh.
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Tomhas:- Paiste i mullach paisde gan greim ar bith
Freagar:- Croidhe cáil.
Sorcha Ní Ghallchobhair, S.N. Chaiseal na gCorr, Gort-a-Choirce
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An tomhas:- Da gcaillfea sgilling caide dheánfa da bhfuighthea í?
Freagar:- Stadfa a cuartughadh
Tomhas:- Ceithre cosa suas agus ceithre cosa síos, istuigh i lár báire bog, agus amuigh cruaidh.
Freagar:- leabaidh.
Tomhas:- Mol iarainn agus ruball olna air.
Freagar: - Snathadh mhór agus snaithe olna inntí.
Tomhas:- Caidé théid thart ar an adhmad, agus thart ar an adhmad, agus nach bhfághainn isteach san adhmad?
Freagar:- croiceann crann.
Tomhas:- Leath beo agus leath marbh, agus a ruball ag crathadh.
Freagar:- madadh agus a cheann i bpota.
Tomhas:- Trí, ceithre cudramain ag dul siar go Dún na nGall, gan suíl na beul ar cheann acu, agus iad uilig ag caint
Freagar:- Píobaí
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horse back will pass and another will pass [As?] third coming near you take a bit of soil from under you right foot and stroke her in the face with it. And that will be your wife "All right" said the man The next morning came and the man went down to the gap The first horse passed by. The next passed The third came and he took up a bit of soil from under his right foot and hit the lady in the face with the soil, and she fell from the horse. And he and his children were so happy when the saw their mother back to them again. It was the fairies that brought her and the man that came in was one of the fairies as well. And when he hit her with the dirt they would not keep her because she was dirty
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Barrel Making
Composition of James Browne Cloonee
There is a cooper in Mohill Water Streets named John Brady. He makes barrells and churns and repares old ones. The boards on the side of the barrels are called staves.There is a gruve on the bottom (inside) of the staves to hold the bottom. Hoops are put round the barrel to keep it together.
These Hoops are joined with rivets.
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friend of his and they stood talking for a while. When John told him the glad news he was also over-joyed.
He then asked John why he did not shave before he started for town. He replied that the days was so short now and journey was so long that he could not waste time. The boy asked to come into his own house and he would not be long shaving him. So at last John consented to go in and the boy started to shave him. When he had one side of John's face done he dried his razor and put into its box. He then laughed heartily and said he would not do the other side. He played a trick o the old man who had to turn home disappointed and postpone his journey till next day.
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as Horse Corn bread but it is from the ground wheat and raw-potatoes they used make it and they used to cook it before the fire on a prop.
Another old kind of bread which was made locally, and is now discontinued is Oaten Meal bread. It used to be made from the crushed oats and water, the old people used to mix the oats with salt and bread-soda and steep it in water for about half -an- hour. Then when the mixture would become very hard they take it up and cook it on a griddle. This is very nice when it is made properly but the fault is that the people now-a-days are not able make those as they should be made.
Bread was also made from wheat, and it is very nice, but as time have become more modern the farmers keep a very small portion of their wheat for bread because they say that when the keep much it gets musty and they are unable to use it.
The vessel in which bread was baked was a griddle or on a brand-iron. A cross was always put on a cake in rememberance of the Crucifixition of
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I am living in Tarmon district in the parish of Innisgrath. There are about ninety families living in Tarmon district. There are about twelve families of the name Flynn in Tarmon. There are tenty old people living in this district. The old peole are not god at talking Irish for they only know a few words. There were more people living in this district twenty years ago than there are now. There are the ruins of twenty for houses in this district. The most of the people that were living in Tarmon went to America five or six years ago. The most of the houses in this district are thatched and there are about three or four rooms in each.
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(5) Get a piece of a willow - tree, and put it in the fire. When it is lit, let the resin which will flow out at the other end to drop on to the wart.
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(2). Get two or three rushes, and roll them in a ball. Then rub the ball on the warts saying,
"In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost," three times.
When this is done roll the ball of rushes in paper, and leave them lying on the road.
Whoever lifts the rushes will get the warts, which will leave the person afflicted.
(3) Secretly rub the warts with boiled potato skins saying, "In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost." Then bury the skins.
(4) Nip the stem of a milk - plant and let the "milk" or juice drop on to the warts.
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There is a man who is over eight years of age. His name is James Cryan. When he was a young man fifty years ago, He was a noted turf cutter
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Lime Burning
There is a lime kiln in Tullyoran Mohill owned by Fred Tuthill and another in Corrick owned by John Reynolds.
Those men sell lime to the people of the district round the school.
First these men quarry the stones and they break them small. The Kiln is half filled with turf and Coal and after that every second lair of Turf and stones are put in until the kiln is full. The Turf at the bottom of the Kiln are then lighted. There is a gate at the bottom of the kiln and when the stones are all burned the gate is taken out and then the lime falls down.
A Man shovels it away from the hole when it falls down.
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Lime Burning
There is a lime kiln in Tullyoran Mohill owned by Fred Tuthill and another in Corrick owned by John Reynolds.
Those men sell lime to the people of the district round the school.
First these men quarry the stones and they break them small. The Kiln is half filled with turf and Coal and after that every second lair of Turf and stones are put in until the kiln is full. The Turf at the bottom of the Kiln are then lighted. There is a gate at the bottom of the kiln and when the stones are all burned the gate is taken out and then the lime falls down.
A Man shoverls it away from the hole when it falls down.
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He had but very little to live on but he had a sister in Australia who was well off. She sent him some money early in November and was a pleasant surprise to him. The very moment he got it he started off for town without any preparations, not even shaving himself.
As he went on the road he met a young boy who was a very dear
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dóibh acht ní íosfhaidís í. Bhí iongantas uirthi annsan. Thug sí isteach i seómra iad is chóirig sí leaba dóibh. Is bhí an buachaill i seómra air an dtaobh eile dóibh. Dúbhairt sí leó codailt go sámh go dtí amáireach. Acht bhí a mhalairt tuigthe ag an mbeirt garsún. Dhún sí amach an seómra is d'fág annsan iad is í ag leath gháiridhe go mbeidís marbh aici. Nuair a fuaireadar imthighthe í leigeadar do'n mbuachaill dul a chodladh go dtí go raibh sé na chodladh go sámh. D'imthigeadar is thugadar isteach an buachaill in a leaba féin. Chlúduigheadar an t-éadach air. Chuadar féin amach na sheómra san is bhuaileadar an t-slaitín air a gceann í is dhéin dhá luch dóibh le linn don gcailleach a bheith ag teacht, Thug sí léi an chleith is bhí
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In old days the people had certain cures or charms for diseases or as they used to say crossness in animals. They had a belief that anything born on Whit Sunday had a peculair crossness about them. In this district well over a hundred years ago there lived a fairly well to do man, who kept a very fine type of mare. This mare foaled a fine horse foal on Whit Sunday.
The man was afraid when the foal would grow strong that he would be cross. Some neighbour told him if he would get a farrier to slit the foals forhead and insert in it a firepenny bit it was a certain cure against crossness. The man got the farrier who performed this cure. The coin called the firepenny bit, in those days had a figure of a cross raised on the face of it. As time went on the foal grew into a fine strong type of horse and the man kept him for his own work. In those early years
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One of the pupils was a terrible "dunce" named Pat Seelar he did not even know the alphabet. One morning while the master was out for a smoke a few of the prime boys got him to sit on the master's stool which was a very high one. They then threatened him from the bottom of the stool that if he stirred they would open his head with a slate. They made him cross his legs and took a very large dictionary from the master's press and placed it on his knees and warned him not to take his eyes off it when the master comes in. So when the master came in he almost fainted with the fright and when he recovered he smiled and said "my goodness Pat you will astonish the
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Bhí beirt fear na gcomhnuidhe shuas i mám a'tSean toighe dar b'ainm dubh agus donn . Dubhairt dubh le donn go rabh seisean ag imtheacht , go gcuirfeadh sé sgian sa' tobar , agus da mbéadh fuil uirthí choidhche go mbeadh seisean mardh.
D'imthigh sé chuir sé éan sgeabhaic ar a bhois, coilean cú le n-a chois agus capall bán . D'imthigh sé leis agus nuair a bhí an oidhche ag teacht d'eírigh ghiarrfiadh beag amach roimhe , agus ní bhfuair sé greim air. Nuair a bhíodh seisean sa' lag bhíodh an fiadh ar an mhullach .D'éirigh ceann eile amach roimhe agus fuair an coilean cú greim air.
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looking out through the window and they saw a lady in white coming up the avenue. Then told the gentleman, and he said to keep quiet.
Just as that a knock came to the hall door. The gentleman went to it, and when he opened it she fell into his arms.
She told her story of the man taking the lid off the coffin. The gentleman made inquiries for the person. The sexton came and told his story.
The gentleman gave him a pension for life.
The lady lived for years afterwards.
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Old Crafts
In the parish of Gortletteragh about 2 miles from Ballinamuc there is a cross roads called the Nailer's cross.
This cross roads is in the Townland of Cattan and Mr Flinn has a shop beside it now.
The cross roads is so called because a Nailer a man who made nails had his house and forge there. His name was Flynn.
He was [ ] years when he died some 27 years ago.
The Nailer's cross roads is well known as in recent years some football Matches have been played there between the Gortletteragh football Team and other Leitrim Teams.
I gave this out to the Master & I got the information from my mother.
John Henry McNulty Gortinure Mohill
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It is both thick and thin
It wears a screw upon its breast
And when Christmas comes
It merely sings in honour of the king.
Answer: A fiddle.
High upon tip mouse
Low upon tip mouse
All the fair maids in the house
play upon tip mouse.
Answer: The latch of the door.
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are growing Rhododendrams in large numbers. Those shrubs when in full bloom in the summer season add greatly to the beauty of the place.
From the smalls around, the lake, can be seen the bay of Sligo and other beautiful views. There is no overhead outlet for the water from this lake. But down on the side of the mountain there is an underground opening between two boulders where the water from this lake flows out and forms the Loch Lomond falls.
On an appointed night this man went to the haunted house and when the ghost came in, he ordered it out and told it to go to rest at Loch Lomond falls. The ghost went off and is supposed to be there till judgement Day.
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'san mbóthar.
Imrighímíd é mar so:-
Seasuigheann na cluicheóirí i bhfáinne ag breith ar lámhaibh a chéile, agus seasuigheann an ceann-cluicheóir i lár an fháinne, agus cómhairigheann sí suas go dtí a deich no fiche, agus an duine a bhíonn an uimhir áirithe aici, caitheann sise rith isteach is amach tríd na "geataí" go dtí go bheireann sí an duine eile, agus nuair a bheireann sí uirthi, téidheann an tóiridhe isteach 'san bhfáinne, agus glaodhann sí ar aon chailín is maith léi teacht amach.
Annsan árduigheann cluiceóirí an fháinne a lámha, chun "geataí" a dheanamh.
Ritheann cailín isteach is amach tríd na "geatáí" seo agus cailín eile ar a tóir.
Teagmháil:-
San Samhradh agus 'san bhFóghmhar a bhíonn an cluiche seo gá n-imirt againn.
Nuair a bhíonn súgradh lá scoile, imrighímíd é amuigh 'san mbóthar mar níl aon maca againn in-aice
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"As bitter as gall".
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There was another house in the vicinity of Cartronhugh which was haunted by a ghost. The ghost which came to this house appeared at nightfall in the form of a turkeycock. It used to come in and fly up to the rafters in the house & begin to make noises, which of course was a fairly tough experience for the occupants of the house. A local man who had great sympathy for the people haunted decided that he would try & put the ghost to rest. On the top of Caranaugh mountain, in this district there is a beautiful little lake called Loch Lomond. On the slopes around this lake
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fifteen minutes, then you may notice the cream cracked. After that the handle has to be kept going the one way for about ten minutes, and then the butter is made.
A red haired person is not liked to come into a house during this operation or a person should never cross the floor without helping at the churning, because the old people say that they take the butter.
When the churning is done the (churning) the butter milk is taken and the butter is washed by the dash twice to take out the butter-milk after this the butter is taken out and salted, then they wash out some of the salt again.
Butter is churned twice a week in Summer and once a week in Winter. While you are gathering cream for churning and if we had thunder it would effect the butter by turning it sour.
Buttermilk is used for bread-making and Whey. It is supposed to be very good for the kidneys.
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Corns:- At the gate of Colonel Madden's estate there glows an herb similar to a bog bean. A leaf of this herb applied to a corn will cure it.
Chilblains:- Rub the chilblains well with a raw onion.
Pleurisy:- Boil nettles and give the sick person the juice of these to drink.
Warts:-
(1) If a snail, found by accident, is rubbed on the warts and then put on a thorn, the warts will fade away according as the snail dies.
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Corns:- At the gate of Colonel Madden's estate there glows an herb similar to a bog bean. A leaf of this herb applied to a corn will cure it.
Chilblains:- Rub the chilblains well with a raw onion.
Pleurisy:- Boil nettles and give the sick person the juice of these to drink.
Warts:-
(1) If a snail, found by accident, is rubbed on the warts and then put on a thorn, the warts will fade away according as the snail dies.
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"Well begun is half done".
"Plough deep while sluggards sleep"
"What you will not hear will not grieve you.
"A blind man is a bad judge of colours"
That is said when a man gives a judgement on something that he knows nothing about.
"A story without its author is worth nothing" means a letter without a name should be put in the waste basket.
"There is no feast till a roast and no torment till marriage. Another old saying "Anything is better than
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Whooping - cough:- Go to a married couple who possessed the same name before they were married, and when they give the sick person bread to eat, which is cut in squares the cough will soon be cured.
Sty on the eye:- Get a thorn of a gooseberry bush, and get someone to point the thorn at the sty nine times, and on the ninth time stick it into the sty.
Blood - poison:- Apply a linseed poultice made up with butter - milk and a pinch of baking soda added
Rheumatism: - (1) Carry two small potatoes or a nutmeg in the pocket nearest the afflicted part.
(2) Sting the afflicted part well with nettles.
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Whooping - cough:- Go to a married couple who possessed the same name before they were married, and when they give the sick person bread to eat, which is cut in squares the cough will soon be cured.
Sty on the eye:- Get a thorn of a gooseberry bush, and get someone to point the thorn at the sty nine times, and on the ninth time stick it into the sty.
Blood - poison:- Apply a linseed poultice made up with butter - milk and a pinch of baking soda added
Rheumatism: - (1) Carry two small potatoes or a nutmeg in the pocket nearest the afflicted part.
(2) Sting the afflicted part well with nettles.
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There was a ghost to be seen in the old mill at Dromahaire.
He kept walking up and down crying out twenty-five shillings. My Great Grandfather heard him several times. So this night he plucked up courage and went and asked him what was wrong with him.
He said he was murdered and 25/- taken off him, and he owed a few shillings to his neighbours, and could not rest till it was paid. So the man promised him he would pay the money for him. And as soon as ever the debt was paid, the spirit went to rest and was never heard of after.
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Taken down by Nell Moran Drimmeen Cloone from Patrick Donnelly aged 75 Drummeen Cloone
Michael McGloughlin of Esker walked from Mohill to Dublin in a night and a day. He bought a wheel barrow and wheeled it home.
Taken down by Seamus Brown Gortinure Mohill from Thomas Mulligan Gortinure Mohill
Edward Kerr Mullacbrac mowed seven acres of Meadow in 5 days.
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when "tating" the cat must be off the ground before struck. If a player hits the cat along the ground it is called "Stoops", and the cat is placed back where it was. The game can be arranged to continue for any length usually 500 and the first player to cross that mark is the winner. The object of the game is to his the cat in such a way that the opponents cannot catch it, and then by the process of "tating", to get the cat as far away from the stone as possible.
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At the base of Slish mountain on the north side lies beautiful Lough Gill with its myriads of lovely islands and exquisite woodlands. Truly it is a picturesque place. It is bordered on the west side by Cairns hill and Sligo town, on the east side by Benbo mountain and the lovely little village of Dromahair. On the north side stands Benbulben and Glencar
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This game is played with two sticks and a stone. The dog is a stick about two feet long and should be of very tough
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The first Football Match played by T. Mulligan of Gortinure Mohill. Aged
Told by himself.
Taken down by Seamus Browne, Gortinure
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This is said to a person, who is always talking
"Never put a tooth in it".
This is said when a person gets something to eat and did not eat it.
"I never put a tooth in it" I told him straight out what I thought, and did not try to gloss it over.
Ask no questions, and you'll hear no lies".
This is said when a person is always asking questions.
"I went on shank's mare" means I walked.
"The rough side of your tongue" means to scold.
"As cute as a fox".
"As sweet as honey"
"As sweet as a nut".
"As yellow as a gold sovereign".
"As brown as a berry"
"As black as your boot".
"As white as the driven snow"
"As light as a feather".
"As heavy as lead"
"As knowing as a hawk"
"As straight as a gun-ball".
"As swift as a hare"
"As wicked as a wasp".
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Written by Jim Brown Cloonee Mohill
Long ago there were not many graveyards Cloone, Fenagh and
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Churning was always looked up to as a great operation long ago in a farmers house. There was a great many customs Connected with it. First of all the cream is gathered, then the day you would be going to churn you should never put any cream in on it in order to let it turn sour.
When it is the Summer you keep adding cold water to the cream until it is down to 63% when it is winter you add hot water to bring it up 63% as this is churning point. If the cream is in right order it will be churned in about twenty-five minutes, if it takes any longer than this it is a sign that it is not churning point. The churn we have at home is of the modern type and it is a four gallon churn and it is of a round shape. The dash churn is very seldom used now.
But long ago when people used those churns they were supposed to have very graceful figures, and the majority of them were (noticed) noted at carrying pails of water on their heads.
You may twist the handle backwards and forwards for about
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Thomas Lee of Lear Mohill walked to Longford and bought a 20stone bag of meal. He put it on a wheel barrow and wheeled it home to Lear.
written by Bridie Toohy Aughamore Mohill.
John Mitchell of the Glebe (Cloone) danced 36 hornpipes one after another without ceasing.
Written by Bridie Toohy Aughamore Mohill [?].
Seamus Browne a school boy here says that he heard Thomas Mulligan of Gortinure Mohill say that it was in America he performed this feet.
Thomas Mulligan when in Scotland walked 40 miles without stopping. He tells this story himself.
Bridie Toohy took it down from him. Thomas Mulligan Gortinure is still alive and working.
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About seventy years ago there lived a woman in Glenbeg. She had eighteen children. When the eighteenth child was born, which was a girl, the father took her to the church to be Baptised. One of the older girls stayed at home minding her. The woman told the girl to get all her new clothes. Then the woman put on her clothes. After this she told the girl to go down in the room and that she would get another baby under the bed. The girl did as she was told and saw an old witch in the bed. While the girl was in the room the woman went out and went up the hill. When the people came home from the church the girl told her story.
The woman in bed was very sick, so the man of the house sent for the priest and Doctor. The priest annointed the old woman. Then the man told the story to the priest, and the priest said he could do nothing now.
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"Is down in the mouth."
This said when a person is in low spirits.
"To pull my leg".
A person says this to a person who is trying to fool them.
"Come day, go day, God and Sunday"
This is said to a person who is idle and does not care what happens.
"You bought every hair in her tail"
This is said to a person who paid too dear for a sow.
"You are made up".
This is said to a person who gets a fortune or a small thing.
"I can't hear my ears"
This is said when somebody is making a terrible noise.
"Butter would not melt in your mouth."
This is said to a person who is very sweet to your face and says bad about you behind your back.
"Give your tongue a holiday".
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There lived a man in Glenmore, and he had wan of the high boots full of Gold. He was taken sick, and was telling the old woman day by day that he would tell her before he'd die where the Gold was, and by night he went out, and send it a hide.
If she might watch him she might have a chance. The day he died then when he was in a dying way she asked him where was the gold a hide. He said in a triopall of rushes and that it was no good for her that the ground grew over it, and that it was no good for her when she didint watch him sending it ahide.
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19 When a cat is washing her face and if she puts her paw over her ear it is a sign of rain.
20. If a womans' corns begin to ache it is a sign of rain.
21. When distant things look and sound near it is a sign of rain.
22 It is a sign of rain to see "Joany the Bogs" going North.
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19 When a cat is washing her face and if she puts her paw over her ear it is a sign of rain.
20. If a womans' corns begin to ache it is a sign of rain.
21. When distant things look and sound near it is a sign of rain.
22 It is a sign of rain to see "Joany the Bogs" going North.
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1. If all the sky is blue after four o ' clock it will freeze that night.
2 If there is a circle around the moon it will rain.
3 If a new moon is lying on its back the month will be bad.
4. If the wind whistles it will rain.
5 The South and South - West wind bring rain in my district.
6. If the swallows fly low it is a sign of rain.
7 When sea - gulls fly inland it is a sign of rough weather at sea.
8. When the dust rises on the road it is a sign of wet weather.
9. If a blue flame is seen in the fire it is a sign of rain or yellow flame it is a sign of fine weather
10. If smoke goes up straight from the chimney it is a sign of rain.
11. If Owen is visible it is an omen of fine weather.
12 If Green Hill is dark it is a sign of rain
13. If Corran is clear it is a sign of fine weather.
14. If there are pinkish clouds in the sky it is a sign of storm.
15. Fleecy clouds in the sky are a sign of wind.
16. "Mayors tails" in the sky are an omen of a storm.
17 "Wet Friday wet Sunday".
18. Crows making a lot of noise means rain.
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until quite old fashioned, and now his sons occupy very important positions under the government.
There is an old superstition that the water used in washing feet should not be thrown out by night unless it is left down very easily. There is the probability that the faries will dash the water back on the face of the person that throws it out.
Long ago when people first began to wear shoes they thought them very queer. When they went to anyplace of importance they wore them half of the way and carried them the remainder of the way.
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Local Heroes.
Information got from James Morris Cloonee Mohill,
writ James Browne Cloonee Mohill.
Once a man named morris was filling bags of oats. Each bag weighed 5 cwt. He said that if any man would carry one of them for an Irish mile he would give him the bag of oats for nothing. The son agreed to carry it. He took the bag up and carried it an Irish mile and he got the bag of oats for himself.
Same Authority James Morris
James Browne
There lived a man in Lear named Peter Duignan. One time he had a horse sick. He walked to Boyle 2 or 3 times to a Vet a distance of 25 statute Miles.
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The last person that any one living in this district at present remembers never to have woren shoes was a man named "Goidin" who lived in Castlebarnagh about three miles from the town of Swinford.
I heard Ml Salmon say that the children in his early days (that the children in his early) were more brainy than they are now for the simple reason that they never wore shoes until quite old fashioned.
All children like to walk on their bare feet in Summer, but like to wear clogs or shoes in Winter. The thicker the skin in the sole of the foot the harder the brains in the head of the child.
Not far from here is a very old doctor who did not allow his children wear boots
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when the frost is very white it is a sign that it will rain soon.
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During the time of the tithe trouble three men who had collected tithes were bring gold from Cork to Dublin via the old mail coach road through Nine mile House. In front of Hanrahans of nine-mile House under two trees which stood until recently they buried the gold, then proceeded on their journey to Dublin and on arrival said that they had been robbed on the way. It was proved by the authorities that they had not been robbed and the three were shot at the spot where they had hidden the go,d. On the anniversary of their death three dogs were supposed to appear outside Hanrahans of Nine mile House.
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Weather Lore
When the wind blows from the north, the people say that we shall frost and snow.
When the wind changes to the south they say that there will be rain.
In the harvest when a robin sits on a low branch he signifies that the day will come wet and his sitting on a high branch is a sign of good weather.
We know that a day will be good if we can see Sliab an Iarainn on a clear morning.
A black frog signifies a change for bad weather. When he is the colour of silver it is the sign of good weather.
When the dew goes up into the clouds it is sign that it will come down in rain. When the dew falls to the ground it is a sign of good weather.
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houses that are in this district now are long thatched houses containing three or four rooms. The people of long ago were much stronger than the people nowadays. There are a great many rivers in this district.
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bhfuil aimsear bhreágh ag teacht.
Nuair a théigheann an ghrian fé, dearg, tagann cúpla lá go breágh acht in a dhiaidh sin tagann báisteach.
Nuair a bhíonn na réalta ag spréacharnaigh san spéir comharta sheacha é agus nuair a thagann na geanna fiadhaine anuas ó sleibhte Connamara chomharta sheacha é sin freisin.
Nuair a cloiseann tú an ghaoth i bPoll na nOchrach tagann baisteach.
Nuair a bhíonn an gaoth ó theas sé sin chomharta droch aimsire.
Nuair a bhíonn an gabhar in aiche an tighe chomharta
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In olden times people used to get only 3 meals a day. They are.- breakfast, dinner, and supper. They got their breakfast about 7 o'clock. They used to be out working at 4 o'clock & have a lot of work done when they got their breakfast.
This breakfast was oat porridge and milk. They often had to thresh and clean the oats, and grind it in the morning, before they could make the porridge.
When they had their breakfast, they would go out to the fields to work, & would take a lump of oat bread with them, & eat it. The dinner was eaten about one o'clock. The dinner was potatoes & salt with butter-molk. The milk was taken from a wooden porringer called a "noggin".
The oat bread was made from oat meal & salt. The meal & salt were well mixed together with hot water to form a stiff dough. A griddle was put on the hearth in front of the fire. The oat dough was then put on the griddle in front of the fire to cook.
Boxty was another sort of bread they had for special days such as Shrove-Tuesday, and Easter Monday. This bread was made from potatoes grated raw, and boiled potatoes mashed & mixed into dough. It was put in a slow [?] oven to bake. Some people kake Boxty yet in this district.
Tea was very scarce & dear in olden times & was very seldom used. It was used mostly by the rich class.
Potato bread was another kind of bread used in Olden times. It is made from boiled [?] potatoes peeled and mashed with salt , opposite
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Nuair a bhíonn an gaoth ag teacht óthuaidh, comhartha é sin go mbíonn an aimsir ag dul i mbreághthacht.
Nuair a bhíonn drucht ar an talamh san oidhche, bíonn aimsear breágh againn.
Deirtear nuair a thagann an chuach go mbeadh aimsir breágh ag teacht chúghann ar feadh abhfadh.
Nuair a bhíonn an fhairrge chiúnn sin comartha go bhfuil aimsear bhreág ág teacht.
Nuair a cloiseann tú na tonntracha ón bhfairrge thuaid bíonn chinnte go
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and a handful of flour to knead. When it is kneaded it is sliced & put on a griddle to cook. When it is cooking, it has to be turned to keep it from burning. It was often used for the breakfast fried in bacon grease. People make potato bread yet.
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We churn once a week at home. We have a small churn, as we only keep a couple of crocks of milk for our own butter. Before the creamery there was a proper dairy kept here, and the churning machine was used.
My father had the machine taken down, and a turf shed built on the stand. I often help my mother to churn. It is done with a dash set down into the lid, and a wooden "Coppin" put on to keep in the splashes. It generally takes about 3/4 of an hour.
The amount of hot water added depends on the weather, if the weather is very cold it is hard to churn, and takes longer. When the butter gathers on top of the milk, it is done. The butter is then taken out with strainer, and dropped on the trencher sitting in cold spring water. The butter-milk is then squeezed out of it, with a wooden hand. A percentage of salt is added. It is carefully mixed through the butter. It is washed again in spring water. It is then clapped with wooden clappers to remove all water. It is made into [?] pound rolls, and laid aside.
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bhí sé i gcómhnaidhe suidhte cois na teine. Is mó uair a dúbhradar leis druidim siar uaithe acht ní dhéanfadh. Do leag an ghaoth an tsimné agus do thuit cloch anuas ar a ceann agus do scoilt sé an cheann ar fad. Ní raibh sé ábalta ar puinn cainnte do dhéanamh ar feadh cúpla lae, acht nuair a bhí sé ann cainnt do dhéanamh sé an chéad rud a dúbhairt sé ná:- "Bí sé im cheann riamh suidhe in aice na teine acht tá sé im thóin anois" agus níor suidh sé cois na teine as san amach. Do bhí tóirneacha ann chómh maith an oidhche sin. Do bhí fear ina chómhnaidhe i Sráid na nGabhar darbh ainm do Tomás Ó Conchubhair. Níor chuaidh sé go dtí aon Aifrinn riamh. Do bhí tigín beag aige i Chapel Lane. Do bhuail splannc é agus dóghadh go maith é. Deirtear ná raibh a leithéid de stoirm annso ó trágh na díleann agus na beidh go deó.
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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are considered unlucky. The unlucky days for starting new job such as house building and ploughing is Saturday and the lucky day is Friday. It is an old saying that a good beginning makes a good ending.
The best day of the year and the most successful day of the year for planting seeds, vegetables and potatoes especially is good Friday and the worst day is 20th May. The cross day of the year known in my district is the 1st May each year. People avoid putting out ashes or spilling water on that day.
The cold days of early April namely the first three are called the "revogue" days as they are said to be borrowed from March to skin the old cow.
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an chorp amach as a leabaidh agus suas leithi sa similear as amharc i bpúr mór deataighe.
Phos Tomás tamall in a dhiaidh sin le ingean an Bhlacaigh.

(Fuair mé an scéal seo ó mo mhathair mhoir a deug suas le 34 bladhain o shoin. Bás Machaire Mór, Uachtarard í agus ba duine do na Dorchaigh í féin)
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ealodh amach as an gcaisleán go luath ar maidin i ngán fhios d'aoinne. Leig sé é féin sios ar ropa le cul an chaisleain ago dtí an abhainn agus d'eirigh leis imtheacht slán sa bad.
Chuir bás an taoisigh seo deireadh leis an gnás náireach seo. As sin amach tugadh Muinntear Laidhigh na Miodach ar mhuinntir an fhir óig seo.
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Fear nu bean a seasfadh le duine i bpósadh ní bheadh sé ceart dóibh siud pósadh an bhlian sin.
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"Is fearr poll ar an onóir ná poll ar an bpotóig"
Ba é Bobby Mairtín, nu Ribeird Mairtín, as an Ros, Roscathail, Co. na Gaillimhe adubhairt na focla seo thúas. Caitheadh dubhslán na cuireadh iomhraic chuige lá. Ní fear gunna nu chlaidimh a bhí ann agus níor mhaith leis seasamh leis an gcuire. Bhí sé d'fhaisiun aige gan aon sásamh a thabhairt, agus gan glachadh le dubhslan troda acht an oiread.
Lá eile agus é 'na sheanfear thainic a mhac abhaile ar laetheannta saoire ó cholaisde. Bhí an maighistir, Bobby féin, ag treorú an mheithil fear abhí ag deunamh cruach feir dó. Thainic an fear óg isteach san garrdha agus bheannuigh sé na feara. Níor labhair sé faoi an bhféar agus nuair a bhí sé imthighte d'fhiafruigh an sean fear do ná fire oibre ar labhair an mac faoi an bhfear. Dubhradh leis nar labhair. D'ionntuigh sé thart annsin, agus ar seisean
"Duine mar é nác labhrócad pén (?) bhféar
Ní bheidh cruac féir go deo aige féin"
Agus bfior dhó. Chaill an mac an duithche in a dhiaidh sin a cártai agus capallai.
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Head like a thimble tailed like a rat you may guess for ever but you will not guess that.
Ans = A pipe
What wets when drying. Ans = A towel.
What is the smallest bridge in the world.
Ans = The bridge of your nose.
Why is a pig in a parlour like a house on fire.
Ans = The quickest he got out the better
Head and foot and four legs. Ans = A bed.
What makes a pair of boots. Ans = 2 boots.
Blackie and Whitie went up the hill blackie came back but whitie lay still.
Ans = A hen laying a egg.
What eats in one side of the wood and ends in the other.
Ans = A pig eating out of a trough.
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He played the "Highland Reel,"
And Judy Joyce the Joher,"
That famous Jig "Poll Roe,"
That was kept by Captain Croher;
The "Boys of Ballinafad,"
Likewise the "Banks of Banna"
"Plunkett," "Moll in the Wad,"
And [in Irish] "Shaun O Duibir a Gleanna". Chorus
IV
He played "St Patrick's Day",
The jig of "Paddy Carroll"
"The boy will kiss the maid
Alone behind the barrel"
The March of Bonaparte"
Crossing the Alps in winter,
The "Union Hornpipe"
And the "Kilkenny Fox Hunter"
Chorus- Tou row row row row etc.
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Ere he took off his pipes
He played sweet "Highland Marry,"
You'd laugh until you'd cry
To hear poor "Paddy Carey",
The effects of the glass
And music were so charming
I flew to Ballyglass,
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Song
Muckelty Hill
There's captivating scenery throughout loved Innisfail
Historic glens, sequestered dells, and many smiling vales.
But of those haunts my memory knows
The sweetest spot to me
Is the flowery braes and winding ways Round the hill of Muckelty.
The lordly river Moy doth flow adjacent to the hill.
And on its way is brightened by many a lucid rill.
Whose waters flow through fertile land until it joins the sea
And swells the Atlantic ocean far, far from Muckelty.
Achonry's fair and fertile fields are looming now in view,
And every touch of nature yields with
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Shocruigh na Flaithbheartaigh i nIar Chonnacht annsin, agus bhí Caisleán Achadh na nIubhar mar príomh chaislean aca. Rinne siad ceangal caírdis leis na treibheanna eile a bhí i nIar Connacht agus i gConamara rompa - na Máillí agus muinntear Conraigh Muinntear Allaigh agus Clann Dhonncada. Do neartuigh síád an caisleán agus a gcuid saigdhiur.
D'imthigh bladhain thart, agus níor iocadh an cíos. Do shleamhnuigh bladhain eile thart, agus ní raibh aon chios le fail ag na Burcaigh. Tugadh leith sceul ecínte agus ghlac na Burcaigh leis. Agus thainic an triú bladhain, agus thainic an lá go raibh lucht na mBurcach le theacht ag iarriadh cíosa.
An lá seo bhí feasta ar siubhal i gCaisleán Achadh na nIubhar. Bhí maithe agus mór uaisle Chonamara ann. Ceol borb na bpíob measgadh le ceol binn an chlairsigh. Rogha gach bidh agus sean gach dighe ag dul timcheall agus chuile dhuine ar a shuaimneas.
I rith na Fleidhe seo thainic an faraire isteach le sgeul dá thaoiseach go raibh fear ag teacht ar an dá luathas in a cos in airde ar chapall ag deunamh direach ar an gcaisleán. Leigeadh isteach é, agus ce bheadh ann acht Oighre Óg an Iarla Ruaidh as Caisleán Tíre Oileain o Ghaillimh ag iarraidh a cirt, nu bfeidir go mbfearr a radh ag iarraid cirt a athar.
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me put. When I was 5 mths old they came to look for my poor soul. With fire, & water they made me boil. They stripped me to my skin, and found a hole to put me in.
Ans. A Potato.
Black am I, & much admired. Men worked at me till they were tired. They smashed my head, & broke my face & carried me away from my native place.
Ans A Lime-stone.
What makes a pair of boots?
Ans. Two
What is it a cat has that no other animal has?
Ans. Kittens
Why is a horse more clever than a fox?
Ans. Because the horse will run in a trap, and the fox will not.
Why does the hen cross the road?
To get to the other side.
How many stones came to the building of this house.
None. They were all brought.
There are four boys within this house. They are both tall, and slender. When they work, they work together. If one of them should chance to die the other three must idle lie?
A set of knitting needles.
As round as an apple, as deep as a cup. All the men in Derry would not lift it up?
Ans. A well.
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What is it that goes round the house dragging its scuttle after it?
A hen with a flock of chickens
What goes away between two woods, and comes home between two waters?
A man fetching water in pails.
Why is a little man with a short walking stick a dis-honest person?
Because it cannot be long to him.
Why doesn't it matter if a beggar wears a very short coat?
Because it will be long enough before he gets another.
Why is coal a tricky thing to buy?
Because when bought, it generally goes to the cellar.
What is most like a horse's shoe?
The other shoes.
What does the evening wear?
The close (clothes) of the day.
Why has a horse six legs
It has four legs in front and two behind.
How many hairs are they in a dog's tail
None, all there are are on the outside.
What talks but never walks
A Gramaphone
What licks but never picks? Ans. a dog.
What part of a cow goes into the field first? Ans. Her breath.
Why are oysters the laziest fish in the sea?
Because they are always found in their beds.
When I was young they did me cut, and in a hole they did
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can give examples where such things happened. The bride, according to custom, does not visit her father's home for one month after the marriage, and on entering the house of her future husband an oatmeal cake is broken on her head.
The person who gets to the house first will have a bright future, while if a friend of the bride's is first to enter their home the bride will out live the husband and vice versa.
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Mathair mhuirneach faoi na n-úir
Athair na suailce agus air gan lucht
Athair na h-Eaglaise agus an umhlaidheacht
Fríd féin a mhíc, réalt na maidne
Is fearr Dia
Táthair sinn o thaobh na bpian
Go moltar thú gach áit sa domhan
An t-athair san mac san Spiarad Naomh
Fuairtheas na urnaighe seo Ó Dhómhnail Mac an Ultaigh, Fanabhuidhe, Gort a' Choirce, Dún na nGall
Luighim ann mo leabhaidh mar luighim ins an uaigh, ag iarraidh toradh agus brigh na Sacrámaint, os Mhuire agus grádh Dé. Gábhaim le Muire m'athair agus gábhaim le Righ flaitheas Dé ar mo anam bocht.
Ó Anna Nic Suibhne Fannabuidhe Gort a' Choirce, Dún na nGall
An urnaigh a dubhairt an Mhaidean Mhuire le na h-aon mhac Iosa nuair a bhí sé ag fághail báise ar chrann na chroiche
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Mrs. John Brennan Kinaffe supplied me with the following about Marriage Customs.
Before leaving the house on the wedding day a grain of salt and a quenched coal were put into the bridegrooms pocket to bring him back, and just as the couple were leaving the house a bottle or an old shoe was fired after them. If the day was fine the union would be a happy one, if raining an unhappy one. Strange as it seems it is supposed that if an educated person ties a knot on a handkerchief at a particular word in the ceremony the couple will not be blessed with a family.
The older people
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in Winter when the weather is cold and wet and then come back again in early Spring.
Each bird has a special place for building his own nest. The wren builds her nest in the eve of a house, the robin in a hole in a fence and the blackbird in a (fence) hedge.
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The wild birds common in my locality are the lark, chaffinch, house sparrow, thrush, crow, yellow hammer, wagtail, magpie, chaffinch and the lapwing.
In Winter we have the curlew and the wild duck in addition to the others. We only see the wild goose twice a year - in early Spring and late Autumn. we have the cuckoo, swallow and the corncrake in early Summer.
The robin is called (the robin is called) the robin redbreast because he has a red breast. The wild birds are becoming tamer nowadays because there are not many fowlers and so the people are not supposed to see them hop on their doorsteps.When the swallows fly low it is the sign of rain, and when they fly high it is the sign of fine weather.
Before the cuckoo goes to sleep he perches on a tree in some quite place and the lark always follows him. Most of our native birds fly away to sheltered places
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dtí a fiche trí a corr-mheur do bhagairt ortha 'na nduine agus an duin a bhionn uimhir a fiche caitheann sí an púicín do chur uirthi.
Annsan cuireann duine píosa stoca tímcheall súil an cailín áirithe.
Annsan ritheann na cailiní tímcheall na cistin go cúinn.
Bíonn an cailín leis an bpúicín ag rith na ndiadh agus a dha laimh amach ag iarraidh breith d'fhaghail ar ceann d'es na cailiní eile.
Nuair a gheibheann sí greim ar ceann aca caitheann an cailín sin an "púicín" do chur uirthi.
Bíonn sise 'na " Dall" annsan go dtí go n-eirigheann sí breith d'fhágal ar duine eile agus mar sin de.
Geataí Árda:-
Is 'san Samhradh agus 'san bhFóghmar a imnighímíd an cluiche seo.
Imrighímíd é amhuigh san bpairc.
Níl aon maca againn in-aice na scoile agus caithimíd na Cluichí d'imirt amuigh
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2021-01-20 22:38
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that was in it. When the red haired woman did not bless the cows she had brought the butter, at least the woman thought so.
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2021-01-20 22:37
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A churn is about two feet four inches in height and one foot four inches in diameter. Our churn is five years old. The sides of it are not perpendicular but slant. We churn twice a week in Summer, and once a week in Winter. When made my mother takes it out in a roll.
There was once a woman who was driving the cows. One morning she met a red haired woman who did not bless the cows, and when the woman went making a churning she could not get any butter. A man came in and asked her could she get butter and she said no," and he said ."Give me the cultur of the plow," and he put it into the fire and reddened it. Then he took it out and put it under the churn. Then the woman was not able to churn with all the butter.
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2021-01-20 22:32
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"Lá na Riabhaigh". The old people say that they are the three days that March borrowed from April to skin the old cow.
Whit Sunday is known as "The cross day of the year". Some people in this locality do not like to send their children to school on a Monday, but most of those customs are fast dying out.
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2021-01-20 22:28
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I was speaking to Mrs Halligan the other day and she told me many things pertaining to certain days. She said that there are lucky and unlucky days in every week. She also told me that the 28th of December is the unlucky day of every week. It is called "lá na leanbh" Another thing she said was that Friday was the lucky day of every week. If people are changing from one place to another they always like to change on a Friday or to start doing the farm work. She also told me that anything sown on good Friday is sure to grow. Any person born on Whit Sunday is very bold and hard to manage. Farmers' like to have their early potatoes sown before St. Patrick's day and to have their oats sown before the call of the cuckoo. The first three days of April were known as
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2021-01-20 22:23
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time any local man would not be allowed to be a ganger except an ex-soldier and they always had the police on the road to protect themselves and keep order.
The boys and girls from the surrounding townlands assemble at the local crossroads on Sunday evenings where they sing dance and play.
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2021-01-20 22:21
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The main road which runs through the townland of Kinaffe in a North and South direction - North to Swinford and South to Kiltimagh, is the principal road in the locality. It is intersected by the Brackloon-Bohola road which runs at right angles to it.
Our local roads are the Ballinlas road, the Ardlee road, the Carnacull road, and the Knockbrack road. All these roads are a great advantage to the people of the district.
The old people say that about 50 years ago all those bye-roads were only paths. But after the famine of 1845 the English Government gave the Irish money to make roads. They were known as Relief roads. At that
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2021-01-20 22:17
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There is a fair in Castlebar every month. There is a fair in Keelogues ones a year. There is a fair in every big town every month. They get sixpence costime for each big beast they sell and three pence for each small beast they sell
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2021-01-20 22:15
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cake that night and they invite a lot of people and they will have a party that night and they will have a dance.
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2021-01-20 22:14
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It is very bad luck to get married in the month of May. It is very good luck to get married in the month of june. It is very good luck to get married on wendday and it is very lucky also
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2021-01-20 22:13
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it is called that name beacuse it is very big.
The far field is the name of a field beacuse it is very far away from the house. The white hill is the name of a hill beacuse it is white and big. Skrineys corner is the name of a field beacuse the skrineys lived near that field and that is why it is called skinneys corner. The old street it is the name
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2021-01-20 22:10
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is a early crope of potatoes. The Champion are very good for eating also. The garden fillers are bad for eating but they are very plentyful. You will want to put a grate lot of spray on the potatoes and if the land is not rich you will want to put a lot of manure on them.
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2021-01-20 22:09
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with a spade or a fork and then they put them in a pit and when they are in the pit and when they are in the pit four months they people turn them and when they are going true them they pick out the big ones for the pigs and they bear the good ones for them selves. In leanand you will have to put a lot of manure. The duk of york
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2021-01-20 22:05
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There is a lot kinds of potatoes. The king edwards are the best eating potatoes. The Arrbanners are good pig feeding potatoes. The Mayqueens is very good also. The Champion is very good also. The Kirrpinks are very good eating potatoes also. When you plough
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2021-01-20 22:04
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it is a very good cure. A lot of people say that if you bail goose great and porifinn oil togeather it is a cure for rheumaism and stif bones.
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2021-01-20 22:02
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If a child had the measles and to bring a pint of milk to a ferret what ever he leaves after him it is a cure for the measles. A foxes tongue is a cure for taking out a thorn. Goosgreas is a cure for all kings of sores. The sevent son
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2021-01-20 22:01
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To see a robon siging after washing him self it is the sign of wet weather. If there is a fall of snow and if there is some of it left it is the sure sign that there is more to come.
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2021-01-20 21:59
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It is bad luck to see a rat crossing road before you when you are going on a journey. It is lucky to have a horseshoe over the door. It is lucky to go in to a house on Friday. It is unlucky to start on a job on Tuesday.
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following story. When her husband and sons used to go to town she could the time they would be leaving town to come home, as she would hear the gate into the street opening and closing but yet nobody coming in. She said that from the first day she came to the country the gate always did the same same. The fairies were about the house and she believed that it must have been a fairy had opened the gate
Maureen Lennon
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2021-01-20 21:57
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A black cat is lucky. Horseshoes are lucky too. A magpie is unlucky. Two magpies are lucky. A lamb with his head turned to you is good lucky. If you get a safety pin on the road it is good lucky. A black pig it good luck. A white horse is good.
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2021-01-20 21:54
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The days usually chosen for charms are Mondays and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are considered unlucky days in my district.
Beginning work on Fridays such as servants being employed in new jobs is considered unlucky.
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2021-01-20 21:51
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heard that the water off the river Shannon was blown two hundred yards which with it's spray sprinkled the "Great Southern Railway".
Not only used those storms occur, once but several times a year. In bygone years, it was a usual thing to see old farm houses blown down, and even some dwelling houses, as well as several hay ricks.
Farmers had to prepare for those storms with great care so as to safe-guard their houses and property I have heard that since those storms ceased that we have not as good Summers.
Occasionally the Shannon was frozen over with ice, connecting Leitrim with Roscommon and this enabled people to take short routes.
On the Eve of the storm the sky was of a greyish colour and wise-men predicted a storm for the night following. People
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2021-01-20 21:49
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This parish the same as every other parish in Ireland was affected by the Famine. Large numbers of people died of starvation as a result of the Famine and still larger numbers emigrated.
There are ruins of old houses in Dunsan and many other districts around about which were occupied up to the Famine year.
The year before the Famine the of Ireland had potatoes very good and plentiful. They had them so plentiful that (they) the people did not pick all the potatoes off the ridges. The following year a disease came on the potatoes known as blight. This caused all the potatoes to rot and the following year there was a famine.
Porridge used to be made and given out to the people. There was two house in Loughrea in which porridge used to be made and given out. There are the ruins of an old house in Lissalondoon in which porridge used to be made and
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2021-01-20 21:35
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The names of local roads are. The quay road leading form Mr Bowdren's Cross to Slatty. The roads were made hundreds of years ago before the railways were built. There is a road going beyond Mr Ahern's and it is called the Mollawn. There is a road going up to the Junction and it is called Killahora road. Gleann na Phooka road leading from Tullagreine and going up beyond Mr Barretts
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2021-01-20 21:32
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The Grassy road, Mollawns road, The Ferry road Boreen Ó, Boreen Breigise, Willans road. Mollawns road is going from my house to "Eileen na Craga". The Ferry road is going from Mr. Mulcahy's house to the strand. Boreen Ó is going down to the Woodland. Boreen Breigise is going from Mr Mac Carthy's house to the main road to Midleton. Willan's road is going from Mr. Fenton's to Mr. Collin's house.
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2021-01-20 21:29
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the cow she gave a great roar and the seven calves came to her. They ran away and were never seen again. There is another road called the Old Tallow road it was the Mail Coach road from Cork to Tallow. It no longer runs through Curragh or Ballyedmond. There is a part of it runs through Gurtacrue and out to Dungourney. There was a boreen connecting the old Tallow road
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2021-01-20 21:28
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When Christmas is coming the people are very busy cleaning the house. They white wash the walls inside and outside. Then they decorate the walls with a holly and ivy.
On Christmas Eve the people that are away come home again. When night falls each family sits in their own home and they enjoy their Christmas supper. They have tea and all kinds of sweet cakes on that night. One this account they enjoy it better than any other.
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2021-01-20 21:27
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There is a road going from Mc Carthys Ballyrichard to Broughs Cross upper Woodstock called Bothar Bó Finne. There is a well at Delaney's. It was said a white cow used come there every day for seven years for a drink and go back to sleep to Leabaidh na Bó Baine near Ballynakilla. The print of her knees were to be seen for years after. She had seven calves. A woman used milk every day and any vessel she would bring she would fill it to over flowing. So one day the woman said she would bring something that would not overflow. She got a sieve and began to milk
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2021-01-20 21:25
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fully and quickly and the people do not act roughly as they did.
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2021-01-20 21:23
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When a person intends to get married in this district he sends a neighbour or a trust-worthy friend to the girl whom he intends to marry. He also sends a bottle of whiskey to her house. This neighbour tells the girl's parents some good qualities about the man that the girl intends to marry. He also settles the amount of money that the girl will give to the man. This is called "matchmaking" and it is very often done at fairs and
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2021-01-20 21:23
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they past it round under their knees. Then some boy got a belt and he asked each boy who had the rope and if they guessed wrong they got slapped very hard.
Kathleen Cronnelly
Carramore
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2021-01-20 21:22
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now and forever. Amen
I found the above prayer on a piece of paper on Dromclogh, Bantry dated October 17th 1878, and on the back of the paper "To my mother, Mary Crowley Dromclogh, from her affectionate son John, as a slight token of respect and of the interest he takes in the salvation of her soul".
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2021-01-20 21:21
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people and used as cures because they had no other way of curing themselves.
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2021-01-20 21:20
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The dock root and chickweed do the most harm to our crops. They impoverish the land and they also spread quickly which does very much harm. The thistle and nettle are signs of good land. If you had warts and if you got a weed which is called the Magpies milk it it said that it would cure them. The weed is split and the milk which is in side is put on the warts to cure them People used to eat nettles for food long ago. It is said that if people ate two feeds of nettles in the month of May that there is a cure in them. Herbs were taken ago by the
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2021-01-20 21:19
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the solid end into the hollow, the twig was pressed down against the water quickly and it hit its mark.
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2021-01-20 21:18
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only a second to make and thousands of nails used to be turned out in a day.
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2021-01-20 21:16
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cowhouse has two door, a roof of galvanised iron and a cement floor. The cow are tied by ropes around the neck but the cross cows are tied by the horns. I did not ever hear of a branch being hung in the stall to bring luck, "Huff Huff Huff" is said to the cows when calling them.
When calling horses "Cup Cup" is said and the hens "Tuck Tuck Tuck "Feen Feen is said to the ducks and "Goose Goose" is said to the geese. When calling pigs "Hul Hul" or Bon Bon is said to them.
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When there is puff down in the chimney
When the swallows fly low
When there is fog on Sliab Mish (Tralee)
When the spring rises up through the road
When the soot falls down.
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2021-01-20 21:13
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The animals we have at home are cattle, ponies, and a dog and cat. The names of the cows are John Barry (bought from a man of that name) Coppinger's cow, Primrose, Saleen (came from that place) Peggy, Rose, Neddy Heifer, Molly, Dorothy, Sooty, Dolly One heifer is called Chrissy and six calves which are called Danno Steve, Daisy, Jim Casey, and Art O Mahony. The ponies are called Pat and Peg and the cat and dog we call Shep and Puss. When cows are being driven the people say "How on" or "How. "Go on " is said to the ponies and "Suck on" (Sook on is said to the calves. The
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Oaten bread was harmed in front of the fire on a support and the support was called a bread iron. It was made of iron. Griddle bread was made in former times.
Bread was baked as it was wanted. To see if the griddle was hot enough the old people spat on it to see if it would buzz.
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2021-01-20 21:10
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flags. There were more half doors in olden times that are now.
There was turf and wood and very little coal used for a fire in this district. It was candles that was used for light at night. The candles were called tallow and they used flint stones to light the fire.
I got most of this information from Mr William John Johnston of Glenmaquin.
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2021-01-20 21:10
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by a man who played football once. If he saw any player doing anything wrong he would put him out of the game. The cover of the football was made by a shoemaker and the pladder was that of a cow or bullock as rubber was scarce in them days.
Hurling was also played. The hurling sticks were made from ash. This game was played across country. Refereeing was done in this game the same as in football. Handball was a very common game in this district long ago. There was a ball ally in Frenchpark and men would play there after a fair or market. Step-dancing was another sport. People would gather at a crossroads and one man would play a musicial instrument while the others would dance.
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2021-01-20 21:09
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good after the race and they built a shed in a corner of a field where he could go in for shelter and left him out in the grass. When he died they buried him standing Mr Courtney had another horse and he rode up a stairs in some house and jumped over a table without breaking anything (for a wager).
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2021-01-20 21:08
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used for light at night. The candles were called tallow candles and rush candles. In olden times they had no matches and they used flint stones for lighting the fire. I got most of this information from Frank Clarke of Glenmaquin.
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2021-01-20 21:07
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The names of our farm animals are cattle, pigs, a horse, cats, and dogs. The names of the cows are Daisy and Rover. "How, how" is said when you are driving cattle. The cows are tied to stakes by the neck with chains. When you are calling a horse you will say pweh. When you are calling cows you will say "Huff Huff". When you are calling calves you will say "Suck" When you are calling a sow you will say "Hurish Hurish". When you are calling a goat you will say "Beth, Beth". Matthew was the first Irish horse to win the Grand National and was owned by Mr Courtney of Ballyedmond and Curragh. He was no more
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2021-01-20 21:07
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Most of this information I got from my father Thomas Moorehead Glenmaquin.
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2021-01-20 21:06
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Long ago football matches were carried on in this district. There was a team called the Crokes. There used to be twenty-one men in each team. They were tall strong men. They wore green and white jerseys and a round cap on their head. Strong nailed boots were also worn. There used to be football matches played between neighbouring town-lands. The ball was placed between the two town-lands and each team played to get it into its own town-land. Refereeing was done
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2021-01-20 21:05
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he used to sing old songs about Ireland and the deeds of the warriors of the Fianna and the Red Branch Knights. His favourite songs were "Let Erin Remember" and "The West's Awake".
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2021-01-20 21:03
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and tried to pull it off the road. After a half-an-hour they failed to stir the animal. Reynolds arrived on the scene leatching a firm grip of the rope and the animal's tail he lifted it from the road on to the grass at the road-side.
The animal died after some time and when weighed equalled 10 cwts and 20lbs.
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consisted of potatoes butter-milk and salt.
Sunday they had bacon cabbage and potatoes for their dinner. The supper consisted of potatoes and salt and sometimes they ate porridge for their supper. The potatoes were left on a basket on a little table and the people sat round it. The table was never hung up when not in use. Oaten and wheaten bread was used. Oaten bread was made from oat-meal wet with water and left on a griddle. The people killed kids or lambs. There were two drinks used long ago that are not in use now. They were sounds and flummery. Sounds was made from seeds that is the outside part of the grain of oats. This was steeped with oaten-meal and water. Boxty was made from raw potatoes scooped and mixed with flour. It was then put to bake, it was a kind of bread used in olden times. There was a wooden vessel called a "noggol" used instead of a cup. Tea was first used about ninety years ago.
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2021-01-20 21:01
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One day young men were hunting in Charlestown wood about three miles from Carrick on Shannon. They had three greyhounds with them. The released
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2021-01-20 21:00
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were only two there some years ago. I never heard of any man making clogs in this district.
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2021-01-20 21:00
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A man named Patrick Reynolds lived about four miles from the village of Drumsna, in the year 1845. He was known far and wide for this great strength. Most of the young men in his own parish feared to arouse his temper. The memory of some of his feats of strength lives fresh in the minds of the people to the present day.
One day a number of men were returning from a fair in Drumsna with a drove of cattle. Something frightened one of the bullocks and as he raced along the road he slipped, fell and broke his leg. As he lay on the middle of the road the men tied a rope around the animal's neck.
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2021-01-20 21:00
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People wore boots at about the age of sixteen or seventeen years. There was a man some years ago named Paddy O Connor and he never wore a boot or a shoe. Now days the children go barefoot to school in the Summer. If people washed their feet at night they would throw out the water in which they washed them, because it is said that otherwise something would happen to them during the night. There are no stories connected with the water used for washing the feet. Boots are made locally. There are three shoe makers in this district. There
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2021-01-20 20:57
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The local fairs are held in Elphin. They are always held in towns. Buyers sometimes come to farmers houses to buy cattle but they never transact business at crossroads. There are two more fairs held in Elphin now that were not held there in former times. One was held at Tobar Muire on the fifteenth of August. This was pattern day there. This fair was changed to Elphin and it is now held on the nineteenth of August. The other fair was held on the Carrick road near Lisadorn gate. This fair is now held in Elphin on the twenty-first of December. It is called the Ard sálach which means high dirt. The fairs of Elphin are held on the street. Toll is paid at fairs. It is paid to the Murrays. Luck money is given. The man that sells the animal gives the luck to the one that buys. If the animal is bought at a small price a shilling is given but if it is sold at a big price a half crown or three shillings is given. People close the bargain by clapping hands. The animals are marked with mud on flank or some of the hair is cut with a scissors. When a horse is sold the halter is given with it. The principal fairs of Elphin are held in Spring and Autumn. There are no horse-fairs held in Elphin. There was a great fair held in Ballinagare where horses and cattle and sheep were sold. It was discontinued for a long time but it has started again. There was another fair held in Frenchpark where cows were nearby sold and this
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2021-01-20 20:55
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the tree and got nothing. He dreamed he next night that if he dug deeper he would find it. He got up the next day and got nothing. The next night he dreamed the same thing. He did not go to bed at all he went out at 12 o'clock and he never came home again. It was thought that the fairys brought him.
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2021-01-20 20:53
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There was one man from our village who was very of money. One night dreamed that if he got up early and dug a large tree near his home he would find a pot of gold, which had hid there, and that there was one special fairy appointed to mind it. The man got up and dug(?)
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2021-01-20 20:53
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that there was money to be found at the butt of a tree near the ivy houses came right to Ireland to dig for it. Underneath the flag where the go(ld?) was supposed to be he found a pot full of irons and rubbish.
The house called the Ivy house was small house near Ballinagel, Castlebar.
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2021-01-20 20:52
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Mrs Ann Doherty of Carrowbawn who is now 74 told me that Tom Hennigan of Carnacull, at a wake in Carrowbawn 64 years ago composed the following song about Maíre Flatley, a servant in the townland. It was a song in praise of Miss Flatley whom he married later.
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Ceád slán go blaidhain sa t-Samhradh seo ba dheas an bhuachaill mé
Ag tarraingt san bhaile seo
Ag deanam siamsa agus play
Cé casad liom ach an Plandóigín
A gruaigh an dath an óir
A beilim binn a mharbuigh me
Agus a d'fag mé fa bhróin
A mbéadh ceathair na cúig de lá agam
Nach deas a binn mo chuidhe
Sin ma gabhaltas taiamhan agan
Agus é ar beagainm cios
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2021-01-20 20:51
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eyes on everything but a lady who was a born beauty. From that day to this if it happens that there is a plain looking girl in the locality a gentle way for describing her ugliness is that "she is a born beauty like Mat McCormack's , Mary Ann.
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Lá 'le Bríde:-
Teigheann na buachaillí móra agus na buachaillí beaga tímcheall na h-áite ag bailiú airgid don brídeóig, oidhche lae 'le bríghde.
Bionn siad gleasta suas go deas.
Bíonn aighthe fidhil agus hataí tuighe fé bhunt na brídeóga ortha agus bíonn a gcuid eadaigh clúiduighthe le léinteacha agus eadaighe na mban i dtreó na beadh aithne ar muintir an tíghe ortha.
Bíonn ceól ar siubhal aca agus deinnean siad greas rínnce ins gach tig.
Gheibheann an buachaill ar fé bhúnt na brídeóige an tairgead.
Uaireannta gheibheann siad suas le trí púnt tímcheall na h-áite go léir.
Bíonn oidhche mór aca i dtig éigin annsan. bíonn deoc agus rinnce aca.
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At one time there was a very plain looking girl whom her father found it very difficult to get married owing to lack of beauty. After some time her father was making a match for her with a young man who had never seen her. When all arrangements for the wedding were complete the bride groom enquired what kind of a girl she was. The father who was rather good looking himself answered abruptly. "Oh! she is a born beauty Tom". with the result that the wedding took place hurridely next morning. And only when he was too late did the young man feast his
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There was one man from our village who was very of money. One night dreamed that if he got up early and dug a large tree near his home he would find a pot of gold, which had hid there, and that there was one special fairy appointed to mind it. The man got up and died(?)
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The principal time of the year in which marriages take place is at shrove. It is an old belief that "Thursday, Friday and Saturday" are unlucky days to get married and also that May is an unlucky month to get married.
Money is usually given as a fortune, half of it is given when they get married and then the rest after twelve months. Some times if there is no money stock is given.
About ninty or a hundred years ago marriages took place in a house. The marriage feast is usually held in the bride's house.
It is an old custom to throw rice at the bridal pair and old shoes for good luck. It is an old custom
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A man away in England dreamt
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Agus núair nach bhfuil sin agam
Caithfidh me sgarad liom
Le stóir mo cnoidhe.
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There are many Games for the people to play, Such as football, hare and hound, ring-
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and Frenchpark. He made them from the osier rods
Tom Neary of Peak also used to weave wool into blankets and clothes. Most of the women long ago were spinners. There was also another weaver living in Brackloon. He was called Tim Rodgers. Lime burning was very common in Ireland long ago. There was a man living in Loughbally who was a noted lime-burner. His name was Martin Connor. He usually sold the lime in Frenchpark and Boyle. It was an old custom to throw a goose into the lime kiln and roast it.
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Mrs Ann Doherty of Carrowbawn who is now 74 told me that Tom Hennigan of Carnacull, at a wake in Carrowbawn 64 years ago composed the following song about Maíre Flatley, a servant in the townland. It was a song in praise of Miss Flatley whom he married later.
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Ceád slán go blaidhain sa t-Samhradh seo ba dheas an bhuachaill mé
Ag tarraingt san bhaile seo
Ag deanam siamsa agus play
Cé casad liom ach an Plandóigín
A gruaigh an dath an óir
A beilim binn a mharbuigh me
Agus a d'fag mé fa bhróin
A mbéadh ceathair na cúig de lá agam
#Nach deas a binn mo chuidhe
Sin ma gabhaltas taiamhan agan
Agus é ar beagainm cios
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all night. They went to bed and they got up very early next morning. The old woman was gone and in a few days after the little boy's mother died.
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Long ago most of the people in Ireland made their own household provisions and implements.
Candle making was very common in Ireland long ago. They were usually made from the fat of cow which was called tallow and a bit of twine or cord. Starch was made from grated potatoes. The old people usually washed the clothes at a running stream. They used to leave them on a stone and hit them with a stick and then put them out to dry.
John Brenann who lived in Peak was a noted basket maker. He made clothes baskets and shop baskets and he usually sold them in Ballinagare.
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Om May Day people throw May flowers about the doors.
On St. John's Night people light big bonfires and dance about them. When the fire is nearly quenched someone jumps across it.
On St. Martin's Day people think it unlucky to work machinery. Some people spill blood.
On Halloween night there is a big feast in every house. people eat all kinds of nuts. The children lift money and apples out of a basin of water with their mouths. There is a special cake made and several things are put into it. There is a ring, a nut, a button and a thimble put in it.
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In the end he came before them and they stood. They remained there until morning. It disappeared then and they did not see it. They went home and one of them got sick and died.
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two days and he got better. They got married and on that morning the old grey woman appeared to the girl and she said to her that only for herself her husband would be dead.
They went home and after (they) going home they found out that the boy's Antie was after dying.
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belonging to the big house. The master was a stranger he came from county Tyrone and he was crippled. He usually went home with the children every night. Each of the scholars brought vegetables and fruit and provisions and sometimes they used to subscribe and gather money for him. The principal subjects that were taught was reading writing and sums. Some of the scholars used to sit on the floor and others on planks and boxes. They used to write on a slate and they never used a blackbord but the master used to hang a slate on the wall. The teacher usually remained in the district about two or three years.
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Long long ago there lived a boy and girl in Sneem who was going to be married.
The day was preposed for them to get married. A week before the wedding to boy was coming home about half past eleven. He saw a small grey woman in the side of the road. She spoke to him but he was not able to understand her.
He went home and in the morning he was very sick for
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off and carried them home under her arm.
She also said that in her young days children were more brainy than they are at present for the simple reason that they walked on bare feet untill they came to the use of reason. She argues that children's feet are harder in proportion to the thickness of the skin of the feet.
Not far from here a certain doctor would not allow his children to wear shoes until they were quite old fashioned. His idea for doing so was to make them hardy.
There is an old superstition that if the water used in washing one's feet be spilled out roughly the fairies would dash it back in the person's face who flung it out.
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Long ago there were many hedge schools around this district of Mantua. There was one situated near the big house of Mantua. It was held in a stable
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La 'le Padruig:-
Bíonn an t-seamróig dhá chaiteamh ag na fir ar a hataí.
Bíonn clairseacha agus cnotaí de ribíní uaithne dha caitheamh ag na cailín móra.
Bíonn ribíní uaithne ag na cailiní beaga ar a gcuid gruaige.
An Inid:-
Is í seo an t-am nuair a phósadh na daoine annso fadó ach pósann siad i rith na bliana fá láthair.
Mairt na h-Inide:-
Pósadh alán daoine annso an lá san roinnt blian ó shoin.
An té go mbeifí ag deanamh cleamnais dó agus ná chríochnofaí é, deirtear go ndeaghaidh sé chun na Sgeilge.
An Carraigheas:-
Ní phósann na daoine annson
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There were also many people killed and drowned.
In the year 1921 there was great heat. It lasted many months. The grass was burned and the oats and wheat did not grow only a little.
The big wind occured in the year 1839 and in the month of January also. It was called "the big wind of Ballinagare" because it came from that direction and there was also a fair in it. Many cattle and sheep were lost at the fair and many people also. It was also the market day of Elphin and as the people were comng home they could not pass because the road was blocked with trees which were rooted up with the storm.
There was also a rainstorm about fifty years ago. It was in the month of December and it began in the night. It lasted for about a week. The rivers were overflowed and the ponds also. It came into the houses and barns and it drove the people out of their houses and the cattle out of the sheds. The rain moved a bog near Strokestown and it covered many houses and killed their inhabitants.
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The last person that lived in this location who never wore shoes was a man of the name of Godin. He lived in the townland of Castlebarnagh. His real name was Kilgallon and he lived there about 120 years ago.
It is said that he wore his brother's shoes on the day of his wedding, but on his return home from the Church he removed the shoes from his feet, tied them together and flung them across his shoulders. Mrs, Kilgallon would have left him there and then only for his parents advised her to stay that he might be better than a man wearing shoes.
My Grandmother told me that she was about nine years old before she got the first pair of shoes. She got so tired of them the first time that she took them
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One Halloween night there were a lot of people rambling in a house. Five or six of the boys went out and they arranged to go to a garden to steal cabbage.
The left the house the were rambling and went away stealing cabbage. They waited till the people of the house went to bed and that was about half-past nine.
As they were approaching the garden one of them saw a round lump rolling before him. The them thought it was some one trying to frighten to them. They went a far as band and turned back again. They went home and did not go near the garden.
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There was a man one time who got a suit of clothes made with a tailor in Raphoe.
This man had a hump on his back. He went in one day later and told the tailor that the coat was too small for him.
The tailor said to him that he had often made a suit of clothes for a gentleman
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One Halloween night there were a lot of people rambling in a house. Five or six of the boys went out and they arranged to go to a garden to steal cabbage.
The left the house the were rambling and went away stealing cabbage. They waited till the people of the house went to bed and that was about half-past nine.
As they were approaching the garden one of them saw a round lump nothing before him. The them thought if was some one trying to frighten to them. They went a far as [?] and turned back again. They went home and did not go near the garden.
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The most harmful weeds growing on our farm are Colt's foot, Docken, Red Shanks and Chicken weed. These weeds impoverish the soil.
The Ben weeds and Red Shanks grow
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Long ago in the year 1917 the great snow-storm occured. It was in the month of January. It began at about ten o'clock at night and it continued snowing for three weeks. On a farm near Roscommon more than fifty sheep were lost.
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These are the farm and domestic animals at home viz - three horses and five cows and eight young beasts and four pigs and one dog and four cats.
Our cows have got no names. We say "How How" when driving them in and out of a field and "suckie suckie" to the calves. The cowhouse is divided
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which flows into the Ghuistin and from there into the Moy. Tobar Laoigh is about ten yards long and ten yards wide.
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What is better than heaven and worse than hell can any young solver the answer tell.
Ans: nothing.
As black as ink as white as milk and hops on the road like hail-stones.
Ans: A magpie.
Red, yellow and green the king cannot touch it or neither the Queen the Pope of Rome could touch it as soon riddle me that to-morrow at noon.
Ans: the rainbow.
Patch upon patch without any stitches riddle me that and I will give you a breeches.
Ans: A head of cabbage.
Two duck before a duck two ducks behind a duck and a duck in the middle.
Ans: three ducks.
A man bought two tons of coal for £6 and paid £10 for carriage what did it all come to.
Ans: Ashes.
Who has most legs a boy or no boy.
Ans: A boy has two legs and no boy has three legs.
What is it that walks through the world with
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In the village of cluain a chaim adjoining Ballinlag in the Parish of Bohola, there is a large spring well called Tobar Liagh. Michael Salmon who is now about 74 said that one day a calf came out of one of the stables belonging to Michéal Mór Mac Niocláis who lived in the vicinity of the well.
When the farmer's wife saw the calf she followed him and tied her apron around his neck and tried to bring him back, but the calf pulled against her and they both fell into the well and from that day until this no trace of the calf or woman was found because the well must be bottomless.
After that the well became larger and larger until a large river sprang up from it.
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It was early one morning young William arose
Straight away to his comrade's bed chamber did go.
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Since the days of Phelim Brady their equals were not seen,
For if nature endowed me for the gift of telling lies,
At the Annual Competition I would sweetly take the prize.
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in-aon chor in-am carraigheas.
Ní bhíonn aon rínnce ar siubhal i rith an ama san annso.
Ceadaoine an luaithridh:-
Deirtear aoinne a phósann in aimsear na h-Inide, agus gan bheith istig in a tig nua roimh an la san nach ceart dí dul ann i rith na seacht seachtain de'n Carraigheas.
Lá Bealtaine:-
Deirtear nach ceart bainne a thabhairt d'aoinne gan airgead an lá san agus deirtear nách ceart teine a thógaint amach an lá san.
Lá 'le Séain:-
Deintear teinte móra cnámh an oidhche roimh lá 'le Séain, san gceanntar so anois agus lasadh na daoine fadó uth na mbó an oidhche sin
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before they ended, Untrue pulled out True's eyes and then he went away with the horse.
True said to himself that he should find a place for himself to sleep because he knew the evening was coming when he heard the birds singing. He crept away along the ground and the first thing he met was a lime tree, so he went up along it until he went to the top and there he stayed for the night.
He was not there long when he heard a fox, a wolf, and a hare talking at the bottom of the tree
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Some years ago a man by the name of Bernard Egan lived in Mantua. He was the fastest runner and the best jumper in the district. At meetings and sports he usually won a prize. He was also good at raising weights and bars of iron.
Some twenty years ago a man by the name of Luke Beirne lived in Brackloon. He was the best story-teller and dancer in the parish. He was also a strong man and he died at the age of one hundred.
Tim Cassidy of Monthuar was a very good mower, he used to mow five and a half roods of meadow in the day. He usually earned his living by mowing meadow in the Summer.
Tom Moore who lived in Loughbally used to carry
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People were careful not to vex the smith as there was an old superstition that if he turned the anvil on a person when vexed that person would have bad luck. Since "Patch a Gabha" died we cannot boast of a forge in this locality.
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married on any other day but Saturday they would be lucky.
If the married couple are rich they go away for a few weeks holidays. This holiday is called a honeymoon.
The night of the wedding a lot of men dress up in straw and go to the house of the bride asking for money. These are called "straw boys".
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About 200 yards from the school there are ruins of a cottage at one end of which there are the ruins of a local forge which was established there about 105 years ago. The blacksmith was a man named Michael Kelly.
In those times, unlike now, farm implements were not sold in shops, Instead they were made in the forge. In Spring he was very busy.
He worked at the forge many years and after his death was succeeded by his son known as "Patch a Gabha" who till his death about forty years ago worked at the same trade in the same place.
Every night after work the boys and men gathered into the forge where they discussed local topics.
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few houses were built together. This was known as a village by the old people.
The doors long ago were very strong. They were made of thick oak.
I got this information from Mrs Colman.
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the crane is flying about the dranes and rivers it is a sign of rain also. It is also a sign of rain if the wind is comming from the east or south and if the smoke is going up straight from the chimney it is a sign of good weather. If the soot is falling down the chimney it is a sign of rain. If we see a rainbow at night it is a sign of good weather but if we see it in the morning it is a sign of bad weather and if the stars are glittering at night it is a sign of frost.
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weeds and nettles.
There was no chimney on this house. The fire was put in the middle of the house. It was sometimes fixed in the sidewall.
There is a house also in our district which formerly belonged to John McGuine who lived in it about forty years ago.
This house was built of seeds and clay and a small hole in the wall for a window.
The window was usually made of daub, clay or brick long ago.
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It is a sign of rain for the clouds to be floating low in the sky and also if they are of a dark grey colour. If the sky is clear and of a blue colour it is a sign of good weather. If the sun goes down pale and very white rain will follow but if it goes down red it is a sign of frost or good weather. At night if there is a yellow ring around the moon or if it is clouded it is also a sign of rain. If the birds are flying low and
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If pigs have convulsions cut tip of ear or split the ear to cure them.
The first one meeting a cow after calving has the butter of that cow for the year.
Cow let out first time after calving tie red rag on tail and run before her and behind her with a live coal.
It is bad luck to meet a red haired woman when going on a journey.
If you are the first up on May morning the fairies will steal your butter.
If you see two magpies it spells good luck. One means bad luck.
Never bring money out of a house at the beginning of a week.
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its head downwards.
Ans: nails of your boots.
Why is Sunday the strongest day of the week.
Ans: because all the rest are weak (week) days.
Why is toffee like a racehorse.
Ans: because the more you lick it the faster it goes.
What is the difference between a school master and a stamp.
Ans: one sticks with a lick and the other licks with the stick.
There was once a man and he had no eyes and he went out to see the skies he saw a tree with apples on he took no apples off and he left no apple on.
Ans: He had one eye and he took one apple off and he left one apple on.
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"Chomh mór agus chomh laidir le Seán Mór na Creiga"
Do mhair Seán Mór na Creige ar an Leargan, Roscathail, Co. na Gaillimhe tuair im 's 100 bladhain ó shoin anois. Mhair sé i n-aimsir an Reachtabharaigh. Fear cumasach mór millteach do beadh é. Bhí sé an laidir. Uair amhain chuaidh sé ag carraigheacht le Rafterí, agus ar an gcead iarraidh chuir Rafterí Sean Mór ar a leathgluin. Acht leag Sean Mor R. an dara babhta, agus ó bhí an bheirt aca ag eirge taodach rinne an dream a bhí i láthair reidhteach eatorra. Cruthuigheadh (?) sé seo go raibh an Reachtabhrach an laidir mar saigheas fathaigh a bhí i Seán Mór.

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"Chomh clisde le Nimble Dick"
Ba é Nimble Dick, nu Riocaird Máirtín dligheadoir, mac le Riobard Mairtín. Rughadh Nimble Dick i dTeach an Rosa. Ba é an mac do b-óige a bhí ag a athair, agus i ngeall ar sin ní raibh teach nu talamh le fáil aige. Throid sé le arm Rí Sheamuis anaghaidh Liaim ag Briseadh na Bóinne agus i nEacdruim Uí Ceallaigh. Ba é ceann don cead dreamh a d'amhluigh do Gincle théis Eachdroma
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Jesh Horan to home. He told him that he would be home along before themselves that they had a long journey to go. He told him not to be afraid. Jesh Horan started for home and he called for his bag of turf. He carried home his bag of turf before him. When he went home he went to bed, and he had enough slept before morning.
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le coinnle.
Féile Mhichíl:-
Maruigheann na daoine annso gé i gcóir an lae san in-onóir Mhícil Naomhtha.
Seo sgeul mar gheall air .
Bhí fear i bpriosún fadó, agus dubhairt sé an oidhche sin "Dá mbeinn abhaile marbhíochainn uain" agus do ghearr sé a colpa chun na folla do tharrach.
annsan d'oscladh an priosún dó agus cuaidh abhaile leis, agus sin é an fáth go mairuigheann na daoine na Géadhna.
Lá Samhna:-
tugtar oidhche snapadh na n-ubhal ar an oidhche roimh oidhche Samhna.
An oidhche sin crochtar ubhal ó'n maide treasna le píosa córda agus ní bheadh cead ag aoinne a lámh a chur air ach é breith len a bheith.
Cuirtear an t-ubhal
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Patrick Rourke was the best walker around this locality. He lived in Rathcroghan. One night he went to Croghan for a doctor for his father. Croghan was twelve miles from his home and he was home from Croghan in one hour and a half.
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John Feeney that lived in Kilmaryl long ago was a very strong man. He was able to carry two casks of butter to Boyle which was ten miles from his home. Each cask contained one hundred weight of butter. Michael Moran was strong also and was able to endure many hardships. He lived in Ballyroddy. He was building a house for himself. He had to quarry the stones in a pit a long distance from his home. He then carried them in a bag on his back to where he was going to build the house. He had to continue this work from day to day until he had sufficiant stones to build the house.
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Pound leaves of Dandelion an drink the juice
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Get pieces of butter from three different people. Give them to the charm maker who will make it into an ointment to be applied to the sore.
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of bad weather. When it looks pale it is a sign of rain. If it is bright and clear it a sure sign of good weather. If the stars are falling at night it is a bad sign of the weather. If they are clear and glittering it foretells good weather. When the clouds are low and moving quickly accross the sky it is a sign that rain will follow. When the sky is clear and cloudless it is a true sign of good weather. When there are coper coloured clouds in the sky it is a sign of wind. If there is a rainbow seen on Saturday it is said that the following week will be wet. The winds blowing from the South and West bring most rain.
The birds also foretells good or bad weather. If the swallows fly high good weather will follow but if they fly low it is a sign of bad weather. When the heron flys high it is a good omen. When rain is near at hand the cat sits near the fire and the dog is sleepy and tired. A true sign of rain is to see an ass standing at a ditch with his back to the wind.
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Mullach Bán, Garraí Cam
An Stáithín, Lammach, Crogán Dóite
Bóthrín Garbh.
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our toes.
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About half a mile from the village of Carnaross there is a holy well called Saint Ciaran's Well. It is not named after Saint Ciaran of Clonmacnoise but after another but after another Saint Ciaran who died in a nearby monastery. He was called "Ciaran the Pious."
On the Saturday night preceding the first Sunday of August every year people make pilgrimages to this well. On the first Sunday the Rosary is recited and Benediction is given.
People bring bottles of the water home with them as it is supposed to cure toothaches and headaches.
It is believed that two trout live in the waters of Saint Ciaran's Well. They come out from under the roots of an old ash tree which is growing beside the well. They appear on the Saturday night before the first Sunday of Harvest.
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A hat was worn with a dallman.
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sar eolas aca ar an áit - rud nach raibh ag na Búrcaigh, deirigh leo ealodh uata in a gcuid currach amach ar Loch Coiribh, agus cos níor thogadar as an rith gur shcroiseadar a bPriomh Caisleán i nIar Connacht - Caisleán Achadh na nIubhar.
Le moch na maidne thug na Burcaigh foghadh ar an gcaisleán. Thainic dream laidir le cuidiu leis na mBurcaigh o Gaillimh, agus d'ionnsuigh síad an caisleán. Níor eirigh leis na Burcaigh an caisleán a thogail acht rinne na Fl. socru leo. Do reir na socruighthe seo bhí Conamara ar fad le bheith ag na Fl. acht go mbeigin doibh admhail go raibh na B. in a maighistrí os a gcionn, agus do bhí orra freisin cios nu cáin d'ioc do na B. chuile bladhain.
Ar imtheacht abhaile dóibh do na B. chuir an sean taoiseach fios ar a chlann, agus d'innis sé scéal an t-alpluachra dóibh.
"Teachtaire o Dhia a bhí ann" ar seisean " agus cuirfimid an t-alpluachra beannuighthe ar ar gcuid armas feasta"
Cuir. Agus tá an t-alpluachra ar Armas na bhFláthartach o shoin.
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isteach i mbairín leis agus caithfeadh do ceann a cuir fe'n uisce bheith air,
Oidhche Chinn Bliadhna:-
Caitidís císte ag an ndoras an oidhche sin fadó ach ní dheineann siad é sin anois agus deiridís "The old year out and the new year,
Dhá lá deag na Nodlag:-
Bíonn saoghal breágh ag na daoine i rith na laetheannta san ná bíonn aca i rith na bliadhna go léir.
Lá Nodlag:=
tugtar oidhche Nodlag ar an oidhche roimh an lá san.
Máirgréad Ní Fhoghladha.
Oileán-Stúcha,
Cill-Orglan.
Fuaras na féile so ó:-
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and bridesmaid would go to Mass together on that Sunday. Everybody would be eager to see the newly married couple and therefore the old people called that Sunday "Showing Sunday".
I got this information from an old man, John Connell.
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Why is July like a sixpence.
Answer: Because it is a tannar
What is the differance between a horse and a tree.
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was near a gentleman's house. It was a very dark night and he started off. He got to the place where the tree was. He was going to raise it on his back when a man came and stood beside him and he was unable to move it. He went home and said he would take the tree before morning. After some time he started again and when he was going to raise it the same man came again and if he had the strength of three men he would not be able to move it. He returned home again and he would steal it in spite of everyone. Again he returned to the would and as it was just breaking day he succeeded in bringing it. This man did not live long after.
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How to make the medicine was kept a secret. The person who had the cure told someone before they died.
I got this information from Francis McCann.
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beag do na Fl. ealodh ó phaírc an áir agus culimhtheacht a thabhairt orra féin siar treasna Locha Corib go dthí an Gleann ( i bParáisde Uachtaraird). Thuit codladh orra annon, agus gan fios aca go raibh na Burcaigh ar a dtóir.
Faoi mheadhon oidhche bhí na Fl. ar fad in a gcodlad i gCoill an Ghleanna, agus na B. ar a dtoruigheacht le madraí seilge.

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Bhiodh shean taoiseach na bhFlathartac as a shuan faoi seo. Bhí alpluachra i ngreim dá chluais. Chaith sé uaid é agus thuit sé na chodlad airíst. Acht tharla an rud ceadna airist, agus an triu uair. Ar aireachtaáil don tsean taoiseach an triú uair go raibh an t-alpluachra i ngreim dá chluais thainic smaoineadh ina cheann go mbfeidir go raibh an t-alpluachra ag iarraidh rabhad a thabhairt dó go raibh sé féin agus a chuid fear i mbaogal. Deirigh sé suas annsin, agus ceart go leor chualaidh sé tafaint na ngadhar agus gleo na bfear sa gcoill ag teacht in a dtreó. Mhusgail sé a cuid fear - chuireadar feist troda orra féin agus thug síad iarracht ealodh go bruach an locha. Níor eirigh leo an loch a shcroicint go dtainic na madrai orra agus dream do na Burcaigh. Deirigh leis na Fl. na madraí a mharbhu agus cuid do na Burcaigh leo. Annsin tharla 's go raibh
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and gold and silver be placed in a brass Cauldron and buried with him.
After months of suffering he died. In burying his remains it appears that this cauldron was not buried deeply and the first flood that came swept the clay from over it, and it was washed away and afterwards found on the shore of the lake.
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Centuries ago a pagan Chieftain ruled over Breffni. He was a great tyrant and did many cruel things. It was said that he put many people to death for slight offences. The people over whom he ruled feared him greatly. He visited Munterconnaught on several occasions and travelled around the shores of Lough Ramor.
Often when visiting this locality he referred to the beautiful scenery about the lake and expressed the wish that he should like to be buried here. There is a fort in Knocktemple which was used long ago as a burial ground for the pagans. It is on a farm which is now owned by Mr McEnroe.
This graveyard lay along the shores of Lough Ramor and often when rain fell for days floods rose on the cemetery. This cruel chieftain having fallen in to bad health ordered that all his treasures
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go dtáinig sí go dtí seana phortach go raibh an seó de'n cheanabhán móna so ann, agus dubhairt sí léi féingur "maith an áit é seo" chun cur suas di féin. Tháinig sí annsan agus do dhéin sí saghas sgailpe di féin leathais cairrge bhí suas ó'n bportach i mbreac-choill bhig a bhí san áit. Do dhírigh sí ar bheith ag bailiú an ceanabháin so móna dí féin annsan ar a dícheall. Bhí sí mar sin tamall agus lá dá raibh sí ann, cé gheobhadh an tslighe ach duine uasal óg bhí na rígh ar an mball san agus gadhair agus a ghuna aige agus é ag sealgaireacht do féin. Tháinig sé fé dhéin an bhotháinín agus do chuaidh sé isteach agus chonnaic sé an bhean ba bhreághtha dár luig a shúil riamh uirthe.
D'fhiafruig sé dhe cad é'n saghas mná í, nó cad a bheir mar sin í comh-h-aonaramháil san áit uaignig sin. Níor labhair sí focal ach bheith ag obair léi. Chuir sé ceist agus ceist eile uirthe ach ní raibh aon brí do ann.Ní thabharfadh sí aon freagra air. D'fhéuch sé tímcheall an bhotháin. Ní fhéacaidh sé aon pioc bidh ná dighe ann. Agus d'fhág sé na diaidh a raibh marbh aige i gcaitheamh an lae. Chomáin sé leis annsan agus d'imthig sé abhaile agus i gceann seachtmhaine nó coig tháinig lá'r na mháireach agus lá'r na mhanathar agus lá'r na mainiris agus tugadh sé leis an méid a bhíodh marbh aige i gcaitheamh an lae ag triall uirthe. Sin mar a bhí. Bhíodh sé ag teacht ann gach aon lá go dtí i gceann seachtmhaine nó
coigcighis, go bhfuair sé é féin tuitithe i ngrá leis an mnaoi óig seo agus do samhlaidh sé go raibh sí sin leath-slighe n-a choinnibh. D'fhiafruig sé dhe, mar seo, lá an mbeadh sí sásta leis mar fear nó an bpósfadh sí é. Dhein sí comartaidhte dhó go mbeadh agus go bpósfadh, ar choingheall ná h-iarrfadh sé uithe an áit d'fhágaint go dtí gur b'é a toil féin é. Thoilig sé chuige sin.
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Once a man was living in Bruree . He was a gambler . He had two farms gambled away.
One night when he was going gambling. He was passing through afort. A voice said "Change your life or you'll rue it" He came to a a gate . There was a hare sitting on a pier with a pack of cards longside him.He asked the man to cut the cards and If he cut the ace he would change his life. He cut the ace.
He got back his farms and changed his life.
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Doineann
Tímcheall le 10 mbliadhna fichead ó shoin do bhí gála mór gaoithe tímcheall na h-áite seo agus do dhein sé mórán díobhála. Do bhain seid féir ag fear gur b'ainm do Nelligan ó Bhaile Móir agus do scuab an gaoth leis í go dtí an cladán sé sin 3 mhíle ó bhaile. Do bhí coca trom féir i mbaile mbea???? (tímcheall 2½ tn) agus do tógadh glan é ón dtalamh agus tugadh go dtí Baile an Mhuilliinn é sé sin seacht míle ó baile. Thuit sé i mBaile Mhuillinn agus ní raibh fhaic air, amháin bhí na téada ar an gcoca fós. Do leag an stoirm cheadhna tig na mbó ar Pádraig Ó Néill ó Bhaile Móir agus do thóg sé an ceann dá thigh cómhnuighthe. Do bhris sé gach doras agus fuinneóg a bhí ar an dtig agus thug sé éadaighe na leabthan amach tríd ceann an tíghe. Do bhí sean duine ag obair aca agus
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There was once a man living in Newcastle West who had a hump on his back. He was passing through Sheehy's fort in Ardnacrohy one night and he saw little men singing in Irish "Dia Luain, Dia Máirt" and the man added in "Dia Ceadaoin". Then the fairy king said "your word came out so good that we will take away your hump". He went home to his mother a fine looking man.
There was another man who had a hump and heard the story and he said he would try his luck. When he reached the fort the fairies were singing "Dia Luain, Dia Máirt, Dia Ceadaoin" and he added "Dia Daordain". The fairy king said " Your word came out so bad that we will give you an extra hump". He went home to his mother with two humps.
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Many stories have been told about the estate belonging to Mr. Montgomery of beauliue. But I think the one which I am going to relate to you now is most interesting of all.
A few nights before the great ship the Titanic was sunk a lady dressed all in white was seen walking through the grounds of the estate wringing her hands as if in some great trouble. This lady was also seen before many other disasters and soon the people around the districts to look to her as a profit of disaster. It was believed by the people that the ladies husband had met with a ship disaster while at sea.
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There is a well on the land of Killineer Drogheda known as Tubber-na-solus the well of the light. There is a local tradition that this well was originally in a place called Coolfore some one and a half miles from Killineer. A very long time ago a number of people around Coolfore were Butchers and Brought meal into Drogheda to be sold. One night a butcher washed the entrails of a Beast in the well and during the night the people of Coolfore saw a great light spring up from the well and come towards Killineer. The place where the well was at Coolfore completly and a new well sprang up at Killineer. The people believed that the well at Killineer was the one that disappeared from Coolfore & called
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Drownings on Lake Sheelin.
Co. Cavan.
The Drowning of Willie Leonard.
One first Sunday in August Willie Leonard of Roebuck Mountnugent Co. Cavan and his companions set sail from Ross to Finea Co. W. Meath. They walked the street with all the other boys and enjoyed themselves listening to the crowds singing and the bands playing. Then they had a few drinks and set off for Ross Co. Meath. It was just getting dark as they entered the lake. However, as they knew the way so well, that did not trouble them.
After some time Willie Leonard could not be found in the boat. They set out in that direction and commenced to search for him. Their efforts were in vain. They came back to Finea.
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In olden times people used to eat only two meals a day. That was their breakfast and supper. They ate their supper at nine oclock and their supper at nine oclock. Each meal consisted of potato bread or porridge. In the morning they used to eat potato bread, oaten meal bread and Indian meal bread, and in the evening they used to eat porridge which would be cooked in the morning and left aside until evening. Then it used to be cut in lumps and eaten with bheerings. This was made of the seeds of oaten meal left steeping until it would be sour. People used to sit around a table placed against a wall when eating. Meat was not eaten but seldom. On a Friday fish would be eaten. No vegetables were eaten but oaten meal bread, Indian meal bread, potato bread, boxy, pancogues, and porridge regularly. They also ate col - callan long ago. That was potatoes boiled,
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a cailleadh é. Do chuir an bhean seo a lámh ar an dorugha agus do chimil sí rud éigin leis. Níor labhair sí focal agus ní fhéadhadh seisean labhairt. Cheap sé go dtáinaig rud éigin in a scórnach. D'fhéach sé síos arís agus bhí sí imthighthe síos go bun fairrge.
Nuair a bhí sé ag dul abhaile an tráthnóna sin, gach áit a chaitheadh sé a dhubhán amach bheireadh sé ar iasg. As san amach, bhí sé ar an bhfear do b'fhearr, cun iasg do bhreith 'sa ceanntar.
Connachthas maighdean mara in aice le h-Oileán Bhéara freisin. Bhí daoine ag bádóireacht in aice le Dún Baoi, agus chualadar amhrániócht binn in aice le h-Oileán Bhéara. Chuadar i dtreo na h-amhránuidheachta ac nuair a bhíodar i ngar leis, ní raibh sé le cloisint níos mó, ach bhí bean istig i gCuas ann agus bhí sí ag cíoradh a cuid gruaige. Nuair a connaic sí na fir do léim sí isteach sa fairrge agus ní fheaca aoinne í ó shoin. As san amach tugadar "Cuas na Maigdine" ar a gcuas in a raibh sí.
Bhí long ag teacht ó Cóbh go Carraig na Madraí in Oilean Béarra uair amháin agus nuair a bhíodar amuigh i ndoimhneas na fairrge do chonnacadar Maighdean Mara. Do shéid an ghaoth annsan agus do bathadh an long. Tá a lán sgéalta eile ann i dtaobh Maighdean Mara agus san chuid is mo díobh do dheineadar díoghbháil agus is dócha gur droch-comhartha iad d'feiscint.
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In olden times people used to eat only two meals a day. That was their breakfast and supper. They ate their supper at nine oclock and their supper at nine oclock. Each meal consisted of potato bread or porridge. In the morning they used to eat potato bread, oaten meal bread and Indian meal bread, and in the evening they used to eat porridge which would be cooked in the morning and left aside until evening.
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This support was called a "Bread Tree". It was made from timber standing on three legs.
They used to make home wheaten bread wetted with cream, this, was the special kind of bread they had on certain occasion's.
The quern they had for grinding wheat and oats was made from a certain kind of earth wet with the blood of an ox.
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was made from oatmeal soaked in cold boiled water and butter milk, they used to make enough for a few months when they made flummery.
Boxty bread was made from cold boiled potatoes, flour, and skimmed milk, was used at its kneading, It was baked in a griddle, they used throw those against the door on New Years Night, to warm hunger to keep away for that year.
Potato cake was made as boxty bread but it was new milk was used at its kneading.
Stampy was made from grated potatoes, flour and a little cream. They made the grater from a tin box, holed it with a nail, washed, peeled and grated the potatoes mixed with flour, a little cream was used at its kneading. It was baked as boxty bread and potato cake in a griddle.
Most people used to bake enough on Friday to last for the week. They used to cut three strokes on top of the cake & three other strokes across those, this was to represent the "Holy Family" and "The Three Wise men from the East".
Bread was also baked in fronth of the fire standing against a support.
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To rest some days and pay secure.
Gilheaney seemed well satisfied
and bid good morning to his guide.
But, when he reached the distant place
A yeoman stared him in the face
And uttered out in tones severe
"Damn Papish dog! what brought you here."
A rebele you were in the past
But now your doomed in sealed at last.
Bob Ferguson it is my name
And I don't think it sin or shame
A croppy dog like you to swing
"Who proved a traitor to his king".
Gilheaney then spoke up and said
"I see too late I am betrayed.
Although your worst I do not fear
Curse on the man that sent me here.
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The landlord of Lisadaly up to 1923 was Tomas O Gara Kilmovee. He bought this land from a Mr. Ellison of Loughglynn, Castlerea. He evicted Mrs. Freeman, for non payment of rent but she was reinstated. When she heard that was appointed for her eviction she had the door of her house taken away and hidden so that she could not be prevented from going in again. She also figured in an affray with the Sheriff and police on another occasion, when, with the help of some neighbouring women she chased them away and thus prevented an eviction.
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Saint. Anyone suffering from whooping cough who drinks out of this skull is cured.
Another cure for whooping cough.
The roots of nettles boiled in milk.
Leicneach or mumps.
Supperer puts on the winkers of an ass and going round the pig sty three times repeats the words "A mhuca a mhuca sin agaibh an leicneach."
The Crádh Croidhe.
A cup of oatmeal is placed against the heart of anyone suffering from this complaint. The meal sinks in the cup more or less according to the gravity of the complaint. When removed from the heart the meal is made into porridge which is eaten by the sufferer. Prayers are also said. Mr Michael Caldwell ex. N.T. had the cure of this complaint and he gave it to Mrs Fitzsimons of Beherna some years before his death.
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Sty on the eye
Pluck nine thorns off a gooseberry bust. Point the m towards the sty. Throw the ninth away and keep the others for three days.
The Rose.
This is an external sore something like an abscess. In this district the sufferer throws money into a well in Mr Anthony McEnroe's farm; then rubs the water to the affected part.
Whitlow
A whitlow generally comes on a thomb or finger. The cure is made from a herb. Mrs Gilsenan of Beherna has the cure. She makes a plaster from this herb.
Jaundice
Jandice is also cured by a liquid made from an herb. Mrs Gilsenan has this cure also.
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go mbead deireadh leis an gcarrgeas.
An te go mbeifí ag deanamh cleamhnais dí agus ná críochófaí é, deintear go ndeagaid sí chun na Sceilge.
La Bealtaine:-
Ní thabharfadh na mná bainne d'einne Lá Bealtaine gan airgead a bheith acu, cun go mbeadh bainne go leór aca i rith na bliana.
Lá 'le Séain:-
Lastar teinne móra cnámh ar an mbhóthar annso Oidhche 'le Séain.
Fadó do bhíodh tor doighthe ag daoine.
Nuair a bhí na bó a tiomaint acu agus cimileadh siad uth na mbó leis.
Féile Micíl:-
Tugtar Michelmas ar an lá san agus ar an lá san ithtear an chead gé gach bliain.
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The kind of bread that was used in this district in the olden times was, wheaten bread, oatmeal bread, potato cake, and sometimes stampy and boxty bread. The flour was made in the district, the wheat was grown there, and ground in a quern. The quern of grinder stones are still to be seen in the district.
The wheaten bread was made from home grown and ground wheat butter milk was used at its kneading and it was baked in a bastable. It was of a dark colour but was very healthy food.
The oatmeal bread was made from home grown wheat and oats, ground in a quern, they were mixed together. Flummery was used at its kneading, this
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His sore distress and helpless state
And that he did not break his fast
For night and forty hours past.
Shawn brought him to his cosy cot
And for him good refreshments got
He pleased the refuge so well
He did his whole adventures tell,
I have some money here to spare
That you might take unto your care
Though all my lot may ill become
Pray let any parents have the sum.
The money being such tempting stuff
Was freely taken sure enough.
And when he started you must know
Shawn pointed out the road to go.
And told him where he might be sure where
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The landlord of Lisadaly up to 1923 was Tomas O Gara Kilmovee. He bought this land from a Mr. Ellison of Loughglynn, Castlerea. He evicted Mrs. Freeman, for non payment of rent but she was reinstated. When she heard that was appointed for her eviction she had the door of her house taken away and hidden so that she could not be prevented from going in again.
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chatheamh ag gach aone.
Is na hataí a caitheann na fir í.
Is ar a gcóta a caitheann na mná í.
Caitheann na buachaillí cláirseacha agus píosa beag de seamróig ar a gcotaí.
Caitimíd ribíní uaithne ar ár gcuid gruaige, agus caithimíd píosa beag de seamróig agus cnotaí de ribíní uaithne.
Is maith le gach duine san gceanntar so lá' le Padruig.
An Inid:-
Deintear alan cleamaistí annso in-aimsear na h-Inide, mar ní gnátach le na daoine annso aon cleamaistí a dheanamh i rith an carraigís.
Máirt na h-Inide:-
Tá sé mar piseóg ag na daoinibh annso nuair ná bhíonn cailín nua pósta in-a tig nua san aimsear an carraighis ní ceart i dul go dti go
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Unfailing nerves and sinews strong
The vengeful mandate did obey
Which made them victors of the day.
To see how foeman recled and ran
Was balsam for an Irishman.
Besides the band conjointly played
In thundering strains "The White Cockade".
And brilliant was Gilheaney's luck
Till he arrived at Ballinamuck.
Till by reverse of fortune there
He had to fly in wild despair.
O'er hill and valley mead and moor
His life, not for a moment sure
That night beneath a hedge he lay
Until it was approaching day.
When stepping forward at the dawn
He met a man called "Shuffling Shawn".
To whom he did communicate
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About the year 1889 there was a terrible snowstorm. There were six feet high of snow on the earth and you could see no roads nor fields as every place seemed level. The only things showing above the snow were high hedges and trees. The people found their doors barred up in the mornings when they awake with snow and with great difficulty they got to open the doors.
Everyone had to git a shovel and clear the snow out of their way or they could not proceed anywhere. In Munterconnaught parish, the people turned out with shovels and cleared a paso for the Priest, Father Pat O’Connell from the residence at Newprospect to the Chapel. Animals suffered then. Many of them were found snowed up in lane ways where they sought shelter and died. Hundreds of sheep
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Lá 'le bríde:-
Téidheann scata buachaillí fásta timcheall na h-áite seo.
Oidhche lae 'le Bríghdhe agus lá 'le Bríghde leia ag bailiú airgead do'n brídeóig.
Uaireanta teidheann na cailíni agus na buachaillí beaga timcheall leis agus bhíonn brideóig aca féin. Is mar so a bhíonn na buachaillí móra gléasta.
Bíonn hataí túige agus aighthe fidil ortha bíonn éadaigh bána ór a gcuid éadaigh.
Bíonn gléas ceoil ghá seimhint aca.
Geibheann siad raol nú sgilling ins gach tig.
Oidhche nú dhó 'na dhiadh sin, bíonn oidhche pleisiúrach i dtig éigin.
Bionn rinnce ar siubhal acu i rith na h-oidhche agus bíonn deoch acu.
Lá 'le Pádruig:-
Bionn an t-seamróig dhá
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Cúin na Feóla
Muna a bhaile seo thíos an díoghas ná maith
Go dtighidh Tadg clann claoine cáinte
Nú an gúrdal mían do thíorach seang
An síol is measa d'ar fhás riaimh
Bhí an bhó cos d'oidhche is a fíor a ghuid
Is an caora an gcnoch a tsátha
Is an "boiler" aca siúd bhí fe'n drúich do fluichigh
Amuigh fé lúib na páirce
Ó luathair is o Calvan go dtiochfaidh dub na dtiompal
Go mbeidh a cosa aca a shíne agus iad a chíosgar leis an mbás
I gcoinnibh daoine a bhí na gcómhnuide i [gCairi?]
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If no snow comes before Christmas many people will die. It is an old proverb. “A green Christmas fills the graveyard.
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When stars are twinkling we always look out fir frost.
When a mist rises in the flats it is a sign of frost.
When you blow your breath and it is plain to be seen before you it is a sign of frost.
When it is very calm and your voice echoes it is a sign of frost.
When the wind blows from the east i5 is a sign of frost.
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There was a man going to steal a little tree which
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One time Michael Shannon was going to a fair and he had it arranged with John Higgins that they would both go together. Early in the morning Michael Shannon went to John Higgins house. On his way in to the house he saw that there was light inside and the door was opened. When he went in the fire was lighted. He thought that John Higgins was out so he waited a long time but John did not come. Michael Shannon called him and where was he but still in bed. It is believed it was the fairies that had the light in the house
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Rants, or rates due.
The day of the marriage is then arranged, and a wedding-feast proceeds it, the ceremony, to which friends and neighbours of both parties are invited. Should there be brother or sisters in the house into which the girl marries, the dowry which she brings with her, is often times paid over to them as their portion of the farm.
Straw-boys usually visited the wedding feast long ago, dressed in “sugan”. They either played danced or sang, and their visit was looked on as an omen of good luck.
The married couple visited the Bride’s home after a month, and this was what was called the “hauling home”. On this day there was more feasting and making-merry.
After the marriage at the church, which was attended by neighbours and friends of both sides; a procession was formed, which consisted of peo0e on side- cars, men on horse-back and a great number of onlookers on foot. This was known as the “Drag” and usually wound up in a race between all parties as to which would lead.
Rice and old shoes are 5rown on the married couple after the ceremony.
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There are 52 families in Dungimmon.
Lynch is the most common name in Dungimmon. There are 15 slated houses and the rest of them are thatched. There are 12 old people over 70th.
There are 3 houses now in ruins. There is one bog in Dungimmon; The name of the bog is Freeacre. The nearest lake to Dungimmon is Lockred which is in Farnaglough, Oldcastle, Co. Meath.
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Long ago in the townland of Loughbally there was a pot of gold found it. It is said that the man dreamt three nights in succession of it. He was told in his dream that it was hidden near his own house under a little hillock. After he had dreamt the third night of it he went and dug round the little hill and found the gold. It is said that this gold was taken from his own grandfather and buried there. The man that got this gold was called Connor and he built a house with the money. It is now gone to ruin and fairies are heard around that house still.
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Dungimmon again.
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and rose pulled the bag on his back.
He rose up with the bag and put it on the horse's back. He was a great boxer.
One day he was coming home from Oldcastle and five men were going to kill him, a man was giving him a gun and he would not take it. He got two rods and beat them until he broke their backs. He washed them in Castlecur river. They brought him to Lynch's public house at Reclaty cross.
They went up stairs for drink. When they were above they had a row and Lynch told them to go down. Mat went first and one of the men struck him with a bar of iron and broke his skull and he lived for six years with a piece of leather in his skull.
Mrs Fitzsimons Roebuck Mt Nugent, Co Cavan used to walk to Dublin to see her daughter. She would buy thread and walk back knitting a sock. She would have the sock finished when she would get back.
Seamus Sheridan and Phil Daly Dungimmon used to mow 30 acres each in 14 days for Rodrum, Castlecur.
Fifteen men from Westport, Co Mayo used to walk to Ballinlough, Co Meath
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Fairy forts are scarce in our school district. There is one big one at Rathcroghan and a small one at Brackloon. However near Elphin there are several. There is one at Carntogher, another at Rath Árd Ioctar, Castletown and at Croghan. These are all high forts which can be seen from one another. They are circular in shape and outside there is a round fence of earth. There is an entrance in the sides of each of them. No one has yet explored these forts.
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As of old travelling folk are very common around this locality. They consist generally of tinkers and gipsies. They do not come here every year as a rule but the same clans come here every time. Some of them are indeed very poor but others can afford to buy small little articles which they sell out to the people. We usually buy little things from them to help them out. Some of them come so often and ask so many things that we have to shut the door when we see them coming. The most of them stay for a week. They have tents of their own for sleeping in, other times they have to sleep on the road-side. They travel in carts. The best known families of them are namely McDonaghs, Wards, Cawleys and Kennedys. The McDonaghs usually visit our district. There was hardly any fair or patern held without be patronised by tinkers. Sometimes they bring stories of other places they visited and tell them to the neighbouring people. This happens very rarely however.
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to dig potatoes. They stopped at Fore to hear Mass. There was a Protestant house in the Chapel yard. A girl came out and threw water in the Priest. The men saw this. They knocked down the house and carried the couples home to Mayo.
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I heard a story been told by an old man about taking butter. There were people in Kerry whose calves died for five years. They used try every plan to keep the calves alive but it was a failure. They could make no butter or could not drink the milk after putting it into the churn.
It was like that for five years, and one night they heard a cow bellowing in the cabin. The man went out, and he left a boy and a girl in the house after him. He closed the door on them, and while he was out the door opened. They shut the door, and after a while it opened again. A woman stood on the door, and put in her head, and did not any word.
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And other articles. The people welcome the beggar’s to their houses. The people keep the beggar’s for one night in their houses.
The beggar’s have their own food with them. The beggar’s ask alms at every house in the village. They ask bread and butter, eggs, tea and sugar. When they get alms they say a small prayer for the people. Some of the beggar’s walk from place and some beggar’s have an ass to ride on.
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"Get the holy water" said the girl to the little boy. He got the holy water, and threw it on her. She dissappeared at once, and was never seen again. The woman went to Kenmare a few days after. She met a woman who was a great friend of hers, and the woman told her that a woman told herself. that she had this woman's butter for five years.
From that day off the calves lived, and they were able to make their churns. It was said that the other woman had taken the butter by a charm she had set.
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And other articles. The people welcome the beggar’s to their houses. The people keep the beggae’s for one night in their houses.
The beggar’s have their own food with them. The beggar’s ask alms at every house in the village. They ask bread and butter, eggs, tea and sugar. When they get alms they say a small prayer for the people. Some of the beggar’s walk from place and some beggar’s have an ass to ride on.
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Beggar’s call at the houses from time to time. It is the same people who call always. The names of the beggar’s that come round our district are Jack Staunton, Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Walsh, Tom White and Jim Burke. The beggars sell lots of small goods such as tie pins, boot laces, brushes, blessed pictures
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Some people would not start any work on Thursday. Because the people said that there was an unlucky Thursday to come and they did not know what one it was. So they never started any work on any Thursday.
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An inflamation of the skin or sore swelling having a very red appearance is said to be the Rose. There are many cures but the traditional cure is never made until some one "evens" Rose to it. A man named John Flynn makes the cure on Mondays and Thursdays. It must be made before twelve noon. It is said that the Rose will not be
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There are many superstitions about the days in the week. Some people say that Friday is lucky to go ploughing Monday is lucky to kill pigs. Thursday is the unluckiest day of all. and Wednesday is the luckiest day. Monday is unlucky to go on a journey. Tuesday is a lucky day to try a cure Wednesday is the luckiest day to do anything. Thursday is unlucky to start any kind of work. It is always on Fridays everyone sows their crops. If a person came into a jews shop on Monday and asked for a certain thing and if the price of it was ten shillings the people would give it to you for a third of the value than to let you out without buying it.
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If Candlemas day comes bright and clear,
It makes two winters in one year.
When there are streamers from the sun of the evenings it is a sign of wet weather.
When the smoke goes up straight from the chimneys, good weather may be expected.
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Across the barrel with a little bag of blue stone to melt. He also gets an old pot and he puts water in it and hangs it on a fire then he puts in washing soda to melt. When it is melted he puts it into the barrel. Then the spray is ready for putting on the potatoes. The spray is put on the potatoes lest blight might come on them. There are many kinds of potatoes such as Champions, Irish Whites, Kerry Pinks, Pink Eyes. Some people
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There is no one in this district having the cure of taking dust out of the eye. There is a woman in Cooga named Mrs. Kennedy who has the cure.
When she is making the cure she gets two half cups of water. She prays over the cups and takes a drop of it now and again. The patient feels the eye getting better and when she is finished the dust that was supposed to be in the eye is to be seen in the cup.
This woman lives in Cooga in the parish of Kilglass in Co. Sligo.
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There is a well in Tarmon about the size of a horses hoof. Some people bring water out of it for their eyes. There is a well in Coisceim. It is a cure for sore eyes. One day a woman bought water from the well to boil potatoes but it would not boil them so she had to bring the water back again. There is another well in Glan Slaoid and it is a cure for a tooth ache. It is a very small well. Some people go there it is about five miles from this school. There is another well in Tarmon near a graveyard. It is a big well and some people go there and do as many rounds as they like. They nearly always leave something after them.
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When the crane is seen near water there will be floods soon.
When the wild geese fly South towards the bog of Allen there is snow at hand.
When a mist is in the valley in the evening the next day will be fine.
A wet May and a dry June
Makes the farmer whistle a merry tune.
A slight shower of rain occurring during a long period of dry weather is referred to a "Binding of Drought", and is looked upon as an indication that the dry spell will continue.
The wind will blow for the three months of winter in the direction in which it blows on Hallow Eve night.
The weather during the twelve months of the coming year will resemble the weather during the twelve days after Christmas.
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The only place-name in the district which had its origin during the time of the Penal Laws id "Bórd an Aifrinn."
This "Bórd" is a great boulder situated int he townland of Cloichín + not far from the summit of Cnoc na h-Ulaidh, where is the Holy Well + where the Pattern is held - this Pattern was revived last year (1938) + held, as was customary, on Michaelmas Day.
The only folklore about Bórd an Aifrinn is that it was used as an Altar for the celebration of Mass during the "Bad Times". The congregation attended in the hollow underneath it + on person kept a sharp
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A married couple has the cure of the whooping cough if the wife's maiden name is the same as her husband's. Anything [?] of them suggests to give the child cures the cough.
A man on a grey pony if asked for the cure would give it to you. He would tell you to give a drink of something and this cures the whooping cough. Ferrets leavings are another cure. Other people believe in three drinks of asses milk given without the child knowing.
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night. You should not throw out dirt on New-years day.
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The old people say that you should not throw out dirt on a Wednesday. They say that you should rake the fire every night and leave a few raw potatoes on the hearth.
It is not safe to go out to the well after sun-set. It is not right to drink water that was brought in after sun-set with putting a "coinlín" in it. You should not look into a mirror at night. You should not throw out dirty water at
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look-out from the top of the hill near the Holy Well + not more than twenty paces from the Altar.
Old people heard nothing further about the hardships of priests +c. in the locality, or of Mass having been celebrated in the houses. "The Stations", which of course are a relic of Penal Days are still in existence.
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used. This was composed of a piece of leather. To each end of the leather a long cord was attached care being taken to have both cords even length. Placing a stone in the doubled leather the sling was wound quickly around the thrower's hand a few times. Then suddenly one cord was released and away sped the stone at least twice as far as it could be thrown out of the hand.
Practice at this form of sport left the user almost an unerring aim ; as nine times out of ten he could strike a small object at a distance of fifty yards.
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The Gaibhleann Gabha is supposed to have hidden a crock of gold in Oileán Aolbhac. He had two apprentices, + before leaving he asked which of them would stay to guard the treasure.
One, "Smiolagach Smóil", volunteered to stand guard for ever if his head was cut off. This was done + his ghost is supposed to be still "on duty."
Some years ago a crew from the Eyeries parish went to the island by night to search for the gold. On nearing the isld, fire was thrown at them, a storm arose, + they barely escaped with their lives.
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The shop. The old women cut the slits in the spring. There has to be two eyes in each slit. There is two slits in each potato. The (old) people help each other with the potatoes. The potatoes are sown in spring. When the little stalks come up over the clay the farmer moulds them. Then he re-moulds them in May. When the stalks get big they are sprayed. The farmer gets a barrel of water then he puts a stick
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A blue blaze in the fire is a sign that rain is coming.
If there is a circle round the moon storm is coming.
If a new moon comes on a Saturday you will have rain for that month
One Saturday's moon is enough in forty years.
If it rains on Bunlahy fair it will rain for forty days.
If you hear the train at Ballywillan it is a sign of rain.
If the smoke goes up the chimney straight it is a sign of good weather.
If the midges are biting on a summer's evening the weather is going to be bad.
If there are many stars in the sky at night it is a sign of a frost.
If the swallows are flying low it is a sign of rain.
If there is a rain-bow in the sky it is a sign that the earth will never be flooded again.
When the cuckoo sings on a bare thorn,
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A crock of gold + another of butter are supposed to be buried in Currach an Ime a bog in the townland of Cloichín.
Another crock of gold is said to have been buried in the same townland by a man called "Tade Cloicíneach".
The treasure in Currach an Ime is said to have been hidden there by the Danes.
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cured the part effected.
A black snail, pounded and applied in poultice-form to a stone-bruise, removed all pus and healed it up quickly.
Warts and other such growths on the hand were supposed to wither up by bathing them occasionally in water collected in a hole in a rock - provided the water collected was not actually put there for the purpose by any person.
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The were Downey, Samuel Hutchins + Richard Hutchins. The Hutchins were well liked but down wasn't very popular.
He evicted a Sullivan family called the "Dub's" who then went to live in Ardgroon In the townland of Ballinacarrig where there are now only five there formerly lived fifty. Soem say the others were evicted by Downey; others say the emigrated to America during the "Bad Times."
Some of the Hutchins family are still living at Árd na gCaiseal, between Glengarry + Bantry. Formerly they lived for a part of the year at "The Big House" in Cnocán Munane
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Downey lived both at "The Big House" + at Castletown in a house now known as O'Connor's Pub.
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Potatoes are sown in our district. Every farmer has about two acres every year. The potatoes are sown in drills and ridges. The land is manure before the slits are put in. In the old times they used wooden ploughs. some people prepare the ground with spades. The spades are made in the forge. Some spades are bought in
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The Cupóg (Dockleaf), buachalán, Praiseach bhuidhe, Feóchadín, Gaosadán i Braim-Fheár are the really harmful weeds
Other less harmful are the leanntóg + Raithneach.
Caisreabhán + leanntóg are used as food for pigs. Boiled first
Uarán(s) are given in their natural state to cattle.
Furze is also given as food to horses during winter.
Boiled ivy is used as a cure fo ring-worm or corns.
Caor a'mhadra, heated to the fire + applied to a wound or sore, is said to cure if left there for a day.
Cupóg cures the sting of a nettle.
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Money we want and money we crave, If you don't give us that you may go to the grave,
A bottle of bass,
A bottle of beer,
A happy Christmas and a merry new year."
There is money gathered at all the houses. One man gather's the money and when they are finished they divide the money between themselves. The boys go to the shops and buy toys for the money.
On shrove Tuesday we eat pancakes that night and a ring is put in some of the pancakes and who ever get's the ring will be married before a year.
On May day the people put up a May bush and dance around it. On Easter Monday we have a fire out in the field and we eat eggs on that day.
On hallow Eve night we play all sorts of games in the houses and the men go out and play tricks out side tying asses to doors
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Answer: A lighted candle.
Long legs, crooked thighs little head and no eyes.
Answer: A tongs.
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Reading writing spelling + arithmetic were taught. The spelling was done by syllables. A "Mansell" & "Universal" were the books used. About 50 pupils attended and each had to bring his or her 1d. each week.
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A steel grey, with a flaxen tail and a brass boy driving.
Answers: needle, thread and thimble.
Little Jenny White - face has a red now,
the longer she lives the shorter she grows.
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Dá mhúin gá leis na trí ranna déanacha thabharfadh
An t-ainm ó ifrinn saor leis
An té go inbeadh an mharbhna seo aige dul go moch ar mhaidin
Ag íascaireacht ar loch, do chreidfeadh na cróidhce do Chríost cách
Thiochfadh féin saor agus dheanfadh lán ádhbhar
Saor sinn o Thíghearna mar a shaoiris Máire [bhandglion?]
O's na seacht ndeamhnaibh
Saor sinn ó Thighéarna mar a shaoiris Pobail Israel ó Eigipt
Saor dídhean agus coiméad sin
Saor sinn ó Thíghearna mar a shaoiris Críost ón lán-ruaidh
An té a bhur Doirse Ifrinn, saor dídhean is coiméad sinn
Saor sinn ó Thíghearna mar a shaoiris Iasaac agus Elíse, Anna o airim
Riachtanais-saor dídhean is coiméad sinn
A Mhuire Mháthair o gur thugáis dúinn Dé, saor dídhean is coiméad sinn
Mise athair an t-uan tróchaire o fóscail na mór-sluaighthe
Suas go dtí na fláthas a caitheamh na glóire go Déo agus ainm

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This may be found to be interesting as piseóga vary in different places along the coast.
No material could be found in the locality for those comps. which appear in the booklet but are not done.
Place-names are not written in as they were already collected + supplied to Rev. Fr. Ferris who intends including them in his "History of Kilnamanagh" - a history of this parish which will appear in print at a later date.
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Dá mhúin gá leis na trí ranna déanacha thabharfadh
An t-ainm ó ifrinn saor leis
An té go inbeadh an mharbhna seo aige dul go moch ar mhaidin
Ag íascaireacht ar loch, do chreidfeadh na cróidhce do Chríost cách
Thiochfadh féin saor agus dheanfadh lán ádhbhar
Saor sinn o Thíghearna mar a shaoiris Máire [bhandglion?]
O's na seacht ndeamhnaibh
Saor sinn ó Thighéarna mar a shaoiris Pobail Israel ó Eigipt
Saor dídhean agus coiméad sin
Saor sinn ó Thíghearna mar a shaoiris Críost ón lán-ruaidh
An té a bhur Doirse Ifrinn, saor dídhean is coiméad sinn
Saor sinn ó Thíghearna mar a shaoiris Iasaac agus Elíse, Anna o airim
Riachtanais-saor dídhean is coiméad sinn
A Mhuire Mháthair o gur thugáis dúinn Dé, saor dídhean is coiméad sinn
Mise athair an t-uan tróchaire o fóscail na mór-sluaighthe
Suas go dtí na fláthas a caitheamh na glóire go Dé agus ainm

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Master Phil Sheridan's School, Ahaconey.
Attended by Ed. Brady (above mentioned Sheridan was then a stout old man. The furniture consisted of a "form" by the wall, and the children's own "creepy" stools.
There was no B.B. nor any desks.
The master wrote in a good hand the headline on each copy and the pupils copied this writing with a quill on the copy spread on their knees. The master sharpened with his penknife the quills each day.
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Others done by children + to be found in copy-books are:-
Lactheannta Áirthe
Boithre an Cheanntair
Mo cheanntar féin (baile fearainn)
Féile na bliadhna
Ainmhidhthe na Feirne
An Chuigeann
Eadaighe
The notes for the above were given out of the booklet supplies. The names above are also taken from there but the Comps. are done in English. There is not a whole lot of unusual material in any of them.
One not taken from the booklet is "Fisherman's Superstitions"
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"He would cut the socks from under you".
He would speak very sharply.
"Your foot will step off it"
Is said by a person who is going to disappoint you.
If a neighbour was very disagreeable, and then if he came for the loan of a thing you would say "No" You would say to some one, "No". You would say to someone "Two can play at the same game". meaning "We can be as contrary as he."
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John Kelly of Crossard Wolfhill was very famous for dancing hornpipes and jigs. He also taught people how to dance. The old people used to call him "the dancing master." Pat Lalor of Shanrath Wolfhill was very famous for walking. He would start out early in the morning and walk at his ease nintysix miles a day, and he would reach home at eight o clock that night. He often walked to Dublin and back in one day. Johnny Doyle Slatt Wolfhill was also famous for ploughing. The old people said that the drills were as straight as a barrel of of a gun.
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About two miles from the town of Athlone in a place called Rockfield there is a hidden treasure. Mr. Ml. Lynch who owns the field said that it was the Danes that hid it there long ago
It is said that if you go out to the field late at night and go over to a big stone covering a hole you will see a white pony and a black cat standing beside the rock.
The hidden treasure consists of four crocks of gold. People who were lucky enough to dream about the crocks of gold for three nights in succession would get a pot of gold next night, which would be left on the rock for them. If they were able to get across a big fence surrounding the field before the cat would catch them they could keep the crock of gold, but if the cat caught them home they'd never get
It is said that there is a fairy with only one eye minding the rock One night as two men were passing along they went over to the rock and when they came near to the fairy she went down into the hole and pulled the big stone over on top of her.
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I live in the town land of Scardaune. It is in the Parish of Crosaboyne. In the barony of Claremorris. There is twenty four houses in my village. There is five old people in our village that knows Irish. There names are Pat Brannick, Mrs Cunningham, Mrs Conway
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gruadh - The edge of the ridge- cabbage is sometimes planted here; plants about 10 paces apart.
Clais - a Trench.
Leath-chlais - The half-trench at the end of the field.
Manure is put on ridges before the first-earth if the ground was "turned" with spades.
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"How she broke the bowl"
There was once a woman who had two very precious bowls. She had a girl who wasn't as careful as she should have been. One day she broke a bowl, and the woman was very much annoyed.
She would say now and again "Lassie, how did
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James Fleming of Mullaghmore, Wolfhill was famous for his running. He used run after the hounds for about two miles and be there before the huntsmen on their horses. The huntsmen gave this man the name of "the mayor." There was a man in Luggacurran who could jump six and a half feet high, quite easily. The people made up a song about him. Delaney was his name and he lived in Luggacurren. There was also another man who was very famous for mowing grass. He could mow one acre and a half in one day. James Hughes was his name and he lived in Wolfhill.
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The bán is ploughed after being manured; ridges "settles" with grafán or spade; scioláns "stuck with ráiní scioláns + carried in máilín sciolán tied round the waist; "holes" the closed with spade or pike; "first-earthed" before slants appear ; "second-earthed" after plants appearing above surface; aprayed at least twice - three times if weather is foggy; later dug with spades - stored in pits or dry houses; criocháns given to animals - picked separate off ridges.
Caistín - an old twisted potato.
Scealbóg - what is left of potato after scioláns are cut off it.
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"You that is wet, bring the water"
One wet day a man was working in the field. When he came in he was very wet. His wife met him with two empty cans, and said "You that is wet, bring the water". The man took the cans and brought the water. When he came in he threw the two cans of water on his wife, and said "Now you that is wet bring the water".
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Once there was a men living in Pullabawn named Jackson. One day he broke he "Flags of Denn". The flags of Denn were big stones lying on the top of a hill over the graveyard under which saints are supposed to be buried. When he had this done he went up to Lavey and hung himself. The people brought his body down and buried it in Denn Graveyard. The one Sunday morning the Catholics threw the coffin across the ditch because they Wouldent allow him to be buiried on consacrated ground These people atended Mass in their old clothes. The Protestants buiried him again but the Catholics threw him out again. The Protestants buiried him in the drain outside the graveyard and a heap of stones marks where he lies
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LÁ CINN AN DÁ LÁ DHEUG (6 adh Eanair)
Bíonn dha choinneall deug ar lasadh an Oidhche sin i ngach teach (5adh Eanair agus oidhche 6adh Eanair). Teigheann go leor daoine go dthí an sciobol an lá seo 6adh Eanair - an sciobol agus an mainséar atá i ngach seipeal an tráth seo de bhladhain.

LÁ FEILE BRIGHDE
Tuiteann an Feile seo ar an ceud lá Feabhra. Cuirtear croiseanna suas ins na tighthibh an oidhche seo (31adh Eanair). Bionn crois i ngach tig - cuid aca deanta as adhmad agus cuid aca deanta as luachair.

LÁ FEILE MUIRE NA gCOINNEAL
Tuiteann an lá seo ar an dara lá de Feabhra. Teigheann daoine ag an seipéal an lá seo le coinnlí do bheannughadh. Fagtar an chuid is mo aca sa seipeal agus tugtar ceann nu do abhaile

LÁ FEILE PADRAIC
Mar is eol do chuile dhuine tuiteann an lá seo ar an 17adh Marta. Caitheann chuile duin an seamróg. Deir na sean daoine gur gheall Naomh Brighid go dtuibhradh sí gach ré lá go breagh theis, (1-2) agus gheall Naomh Padraic go dtuibhradh sé féin gach uile lá go breagh a lá fein (17-3). Lá mór Lá Feile Padraic le haghaidh damhsaí, dul ar chuairt, agus cluichí. Lá mór abhiodh ann le h-aghaidh ól agus ragairne fadó acht tá an saoghal ag athru.
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"It is time to harness when the cart comes to the horse".
Was said when Mr. Chamberlain a far more important man came to speak to Mr. Hitler.
"Let every herring hang by its own tail." means let every one depend on himself alone.
"There is no use crying over spilt milk" means don't be worrying about what is past.
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4. Two in Lochánniór -
One in Ml. Sullivan's land - not in any particular field as fences radiate from it - Diam. = 40 ft. Also encircling wall 4 ft high + 2 ft wide.
Second in John Broderick's land 55 ft diam. ; fence = 8 ft wide moat (outside fence) = 18 ft wide - was used as a cillinleach.
5. Two in the land of John Shea, Seriomóig; one in field called Gort a'leasa - diam. =40 ft; moat = 12 1/2' wide : fence (outside moat) = 7 1/2' wide.
Second about 20 yds. away but in field called cúm a'Ghaláin. Diam. = 55 ft.
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There was an old pony belonging to the late Mrs Clements at Rathkenny one time, which was dying out in a field beside a deep drain.
This night it was very dark, and my father was going out to see the pony. As he was going out, he saw a round light coming out of the wood.
It went to where the pony was lying and hovered over him. he pony started rolling and trying to get up, but he did not get up. The light went back to the wood. The same light and another which was red, came back to where the pony was lying. The two lights hovered over the pony.
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thousand pounds. Then he closed the boot He said that this boot was hidden under a "sgeac" bush that was growing on a ditch named the long ditch. This ditch is on the road from Fenelly's of the Mountain to the top of the Railway at Doyles cross. Many people dug for months and years but the treasure was never since found.
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There once lived a man in Tullycrine whose name was John Flanagan. He went to Kerry to buy some cows and there happened to be a little calf with one of the cows. When he arrived at Kilrush he had no way to take home the calf so he put it across his shoulders and he walked a distance of five miles home. That
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A man named Grant who was a robber travelled all over Ireland. He had a black horse and the name of this horse was "Black Bess". The horse knew all Ireland and was supposed to know any house there was silver or gold in. She would bend down and let the robber alight. When he would have robbed the house of the treasure the horse would bend down again to let him on her back Then when he would be up again the horse would go off quicker than any other horse could gallop. Grant was caught in the end Before he was hanged he told the people that he put all the treasure he robbed into a leather boot that was as long as a man's leg. On the top of this boot there was a diamond necklace worth two
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The pony almost got up but he fell again. The two lights went back to the wood, and the same two lights and another which was blue came back to where the pony was lying. They hovered over the pony, and this time he got up, and was well again. He lived till he was forty years old, and was given to a gypsy man.
For two to three years after there was bad luck about the place.
One of the same lights was seen going about the house nearly every night, but it has not been seen these last years.
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{on left margin} The name of this field is pronounced Gore a'Chleáin - perhaps G'a'Sláeghain, or G-a'Chilleáinn.}
Ráithanna i Liosanna.
1. One in land of Nora Sullivan.
Builarach, diam. = 15 ft.
Field in which it is- called Cnocán.
2. Two in Cuncál bión - in Joseph Sullivan't field called Neidín Diameter of one is 19 ft. + that of the other 17ft.
3. Two in Gleann na Ráthe - one in Danl. Sullivan's field called Gort a' "Chleabhain" - diam = 15 ft.
Second in Pat Connolly's field - indistinct, was at one time used as a Cillineach. The field in which it is situatedis called Gort na Cille.
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When the swallows fly low and when the Kerry hills seem near & soot falls from the chimney, when "the man is calling for his shirt" & when a certain noise is heard in the water then we will have rain.
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A man had a wife who was always saying "I told you so!" One day the husband said to himself that he could cure her of her habit.
He went to the forge, and when he came home, he rushed into the house and said "Ann, the horse ate the anvil!" "I told you so!" said she. When she thought of what she was saying she did not say it anymore.
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but it was very scarce at that time. Skim milk only was used.
The table was usually placed in the centre of the floor. Wheaten bread, rye bread and bean bread were eaten. The women ground as much flour in the morning as would do for the day. It was ground by a quern.
Timber mugs were used which were called Piggeens. A Piggeen of sour milk and a plate of potatoes.
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Hidden Treasure
A man named Grant who was a robber travelled all over Ireland. He had a black horse and the name of this horse was 'Black Bess' The horse knew all Ireland and was supposed to know any house there was silver or gold in. She would bend down and let the robber alight . When he would have robbed the house of the treasure the horse would bend down again to let him on her back. Then when he would be up again the horse would go off quicker than any other horse could gallop. Grant was caught in the end. Before he was hanged he told the people that he put all the treasure he robbed into a leather boot that was as long as a man's leg. On the top of this boot there was a diamond necklace worth two
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away the leaves and that was the first time they knew how to make tea. At that the children would only get tea at Christmas and Easter. A man once made a bet that he would eat 1 cut hay, 1 lb bacon and 1 loaf. He won the bet and what he did was, he burned the hay and there weren't much ashes and fried the bacon
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on wooden frames. The first thing they would do was to place the frame on four chairs on the floor and then they would spread a piece of cloth over the frame. Then they would get calico and tack the calico and the cloth around the frame with tacking thread. Then they would have a piece of chalk and cord and rub the chalk on the cord. They would tie the cord at one corner of the cloth and put the cord across the cloth. Then a line is marked along the cloth. Then they used to sow along the line and follow along until the whole cloth was lined across with rows of stitching. That is how the old women used to quilt long ago.
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When tea came out first, a man named Finegan from Dunbawn was carrin from Drogheda and he got a present of tea for Christmas. They kept it until one day a priest had a station in the house. They made the tea for the priest and gave him the leaves on a plate and kept the water. He told them to gave him the water and throw
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to a lady O'Connell. At that time there was a disease in the parish and the King and Queen got it. Anyone who got the disease would get swelling in their legs. It would only last for a week. The King and Queen got some poison and rubbed it to their legs, because they did not know it was poison. Every day their toes were getting longer. At the end of the week their toes were seven inches long. There was an old woman there long ago who had two daughters and a step-daughter. She and her (two) two daughters used to be very wicked to the stepdaughter. The stepmother used never buy clothes for her, and she used never let her go with her other two daughters, because she used to be very badly dressed. One night when she was inside alone, a gentleman came in and gave her a lot of new clothes. But she should marry him. After that the two daughters used to be very kind to her. Then after that she used to be very nicely dressed. Then after a week they got married. There is an old castle in the townland of Glenquin in the county of Limerick. Long ago emerg - gency men used to live in
Ben Joe Hallinan Ballagh, Charleville
John Noonan do do
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The people of this district had three meals a day long ago - breakfast, dinner and supper. Most people had for their breakfast and supper potatoes and porridge for their dinner. The people used to work for a few hours in the morning before their breakfast. Very few people drink milk because it was very scarce. The people used to sit around the table in the centre of the floor when eating.
Long ago bread was made with wheat, rye and beans. Once a year, meat was eaten and that was Christmas day. All kind of fish was eaten and
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on wooden frames. The first thing they would do was to place the frame on four chairs on the floor and then they would spread a piece of cloth over the frame. Then they would get calico and tack the calico and the cloth around the frame with tacking thread. Then they would have a piece of chalk and cord and rub the chalk on the cord. They would tie the cord at one corner of the cloth and put the cord across the cloth. Then a line is marked along the cloth. Then they used to sow along the line and follow along until the whole cloth was lined across with rows of stitching. Thatis how the old women used to quilt long ago.
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meet a man with a white horse and that if you ask him for a cure for the chin-cough that, the cure he gives you will cure the chin-cough.
They say that if you drink a gránóg's soup that it will cure the chin-cough. Some say that if you drink milk that a feret had some of it drunk that it will cure the chin-cough.
Some say that if you warts and that if you find a black slug without looking for it and that if you rub it to the warts that they will go.
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The landlord for Drumavaddy was Hugh Swanzy and he lived in Newry Co. Down. His bailiff was William Kerr of Cornamahn and his agent was Slater. He was a harsh landlord. He evicted Joe Smith of Drumavaddy. A neighbour man named Patrick Sheanon gave Joe his barn to live in. After a few years he got a farm of land in Shanow and is living there still. A man named Bartle Mc Govern of Leggan Denn bought the land for twenty pounds. At that time everyone in Drumavaddy had a free bank of turf in Kilnacreeva bog and the landlord sold it. The people were not able to buy it so they lost their banks.
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The Potato - Crop.
Potatoes are grown in my farm every year. About an acre and a half of land is taken up with potatoes every year. The amount of potatoes vary every year.
My father prepares the ground every year, before setting the potatoes. The ground is manured before being turned up with lime. The potatoes are sown in ridges. The ridges are made with a spade. They are about three feet in width. A furrow is left between each drill.
The depth of the ridges is about one foot. When the ridges are prepared and the potatoes are planted on top of them sufficient earth is taken from the furrow to cover the seed. Wooden spades were used long ago but they are not used now. The spades are not made locally but are bought in a shop. They are made in Cork, and Wexford.
The drills are made with a double breasted plough. The manure is then laid on the furrows of the drills, and the potatoes are laid on it, and the drills are split by the same plough so that new drills are formed where the furrows had been thus covering in the potatoes.
The local people help each other in setting and digging the potatoes. They go and help each other every year.
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to a lady O'Connell. At that time there was a disease in the parish and the King and Queen got it. Anyone who got the disease would get swelling in their legs. It would only last for a week. The King and Queen got some poison and rubbed it to their legs, because they did not know it was poison. Every day their toes were getting longer. At the end of the week their toes were seven inches long. There was an old woman there long ago who had two daughters and a step-daughter. She and her (two) two daughters used to be very wicked to the stepdaughter. The stepmother used never buy clothes for her, and she used never let her go with her other two daughters, because she used to be very badly dressed. One night when she was inside alone, a gentleman came in and gave her a lot of new clothes. But she should marry him. After that the two daughters used to be very kind to her. Then after that she used to be very nicely dressed. Then after a week they got married. There is an old castle in the townland of Glenquin in the county of Limerick. Long ago emerg - gency men used to live in
Ben Joe Hallinan Ballagh, Charleville
John Noonan do do
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In olden times the people had three meals a day, namely, breakfast, dinner and supper. The dinner consisted of potatoes and the people drunk sour milk which they called "Sgidder." Each meal consisted of that food. The breakfast was eaten about ten o'clock and in Summertime the farmers had about half a meadow of hay mowed. The people made a cake out of the starch of the potatoes which they called a cake of "stampy". The people sat around the table in the centre of the floor and they hung the table up against the wall when it was not in use. The people had no meat long ago. Nobody could afford to have meat but landlords. Nettles were cooked like cabbage and the
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For a pain in your side spit on a stone and put the stone back again where you got it.
A cure for a wort is to rub a snail to it and hang the snail up on a bush and when the snails begins to rot away the wort will being to go also.
Put a silk rag out on St. Bridget's night and when you have a pain in your hand tie the rag around it and it will get allright.
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houses. Tons of lime are been used this year for reclaimed land.
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The people of long ago used to have their own cures their were no doctors. Johannah McCarthy who lived in Ardpatrick was a great woman for making cough cures also very good plasters for sores and many other cures besides. There is another great woman living in Garrathur who also gives great cures to people who go to her her name is Hannah Londergan she is living yet.
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top of the house to the eave, the first bobbin is held in place by a skollop at its tied end and its loose end overlaps the one fixed in place before it. The thatcher has a very sharp knife with which he pears off the surface smoothly after each two or three streaks. The finishing off is carried out by binding the top of the roof well with a row or two of skollops. A line of skollops is also bound within a foot of the eave and the eave is trimmed evenly. Thatching carefully done in this way often lasted ten years.
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they had was boiling porridge sticks and stones. They barred the doors and windows from the inside so that the land-lord could not evict them. When they could not get in to the house of James Madigan, they used the battering ram knocked the wall of the house near the door. James was inside with his wife and brother-in-law, when the sheriff named "Crocker," thought to go in he threw the boiling porridge on him and kept him out till they ran short of porridge. Then "Crocker" beat James arrested him and brought him off to prison.
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About sixty years ago, there was a man named Owens, who lived in Drumavaddy. One night he dreamt that there was a pot of gold at the foot of a big tree in Morgan's fort. The next night he dreamth the same so the third night when the people were all in bed he went over to the fort and dug a hole beside a tree. When he was a short time digging he found a pot of gold. He brought home the gold and he bought a farm of land at Gradam in a month.
The above is a true story. The owner of the land - James Morgan (died 1923[?]) was unaware of the find till long afterwards. He took no steps to recover the treasure. To this day the hole made in digging for the gold remains.
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Many farmers have special plots for growing sally rods for "skollops". The "skollops" are made by painting at each end a rod about four feet long. These are tied in small bundles and laid aside to season for thatching.
Threshing corn must be done with a flail when required for thatch. While the actual threshing is in progress, another man draws the straw and ties it up in small bunches called "bobbins", suitable for the handy thatcher.
Thatching requires skill as it must carry the rain off the house. The whole roof which needs thatch is cleaned of old "skollops" growths of any kind or decayed thatch. It is sometimes patched with new bobblins held by skollops to level off the roof for the whole coat of new thatch. The main coat is then put up in streaks reaching from the
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There were three land-lords in this district, Mr. Keane, Mr. Vandeleur, and Mr. O'Donnell. Mr. Vandeleur was the only one of them looked upon as bad.
The people in this district were evicted. When my grandfather Martin Clancy was evicted, he lived with his brother-in-law. After a few days he took possession of the house in spite of the land-lord
When my father's father was evicted he lived in a little hut at the Ferry. When a family would be evicted all the neighbours around built a little shed for them to live in. The women used to collect money, two in each parish, to raise a fund to fight against the land-lord and if a man was seen gathering that money he would be arrested.
James Madigan of Carnacalla was evicted. The only weapons
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They used to sing this song around Castleisland and the time of 1798.
The Rover
No more no more in Castle town
Il sell my heart a raking,
Nor on days of fairs rove up and down,
Nor join the messy making.
There minted farmers came in throngs
To seek and hire me oven.
But now. I’m hired my journey is oven
The journey of the rover
II
I’ve found what rovers often do
I trod my health down fairly
And that wandering out on morning dew
Will gather fever early
No more shall flail swing o’er my head
Nor my hand a spade shaft cover
But the banner of Francs well float instead.
And the pike stand by the river.
III
When to Callan ones with hook in hand
I’d go for early shearing
Or to Dublin town the news was grand
That the river gay was nearing
And soon with good gold home I’d go
And my mother’s field dig over.
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Crón mí dhilis don bhainrioghan acht dubhairt Morog na dTuag do Bingham a bhí an uair sin in a Ríaltóir ar Chonnacht go raibh sé mí dhilis agus thainic Bingham le arm agus le gunnaí móra agus d'ionnsuidh sé fein agus Moróg an Caisleán. Rinneadh reidtheach eatorra agus cuireadh Domhnall Cron as seilbh an chaisleain agus tugadh do Morog é. Rinne Moróg suas é agus chomhnaidhe sé ann gur cailleadh é. Ba é sin an cheud uair aríamh gur tugadh gunnaí móra nios fuide síar na Gaillimh. Rinne Morog an caisleán do laidriú agus do dhaingiú. Bhíodh sé dilis do Shasana nuair nach mbiodh aon neart aige air, agus mí dhilis nuair a bhiodh sé i riocht seasamh (?) anaghaidh an Rialtais go teann.
Bhí na Flaithbeartaig in a gcomnuidhe sa gcaislean seo go dthí le leith chead bladain ó shoin. Ba é Caisleán Achadh na nIubhar Phriomh Caisleán Iar Chonnacht. Bfiu é fheiceal anois féin ce go bfuil go leor do na ballaí leagtha timceall air.
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Festival Customs
New Years Day
When people meet to gather on New Year's Day, they wish each other a happy new year. People in some districts would rather a man come visit the house than a woman on that day. Some people do not throw out the ashes or stir the clay on this day. They also ring the bells and go out with bands and have all sorts of amusements on that night.
Eve of Epiphany
The children gather on that night and each one of them gets a rush and every one of them lights his own rush and the first one's rush that will quench, they say that that person is the first who will die.
The Brídeóga
Girls dress themselves with a sheet and make a doll the shape of a child and
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bleach at.
Garment like shirts were made from the fine material and sheets, towels tablecloths were made from coarse linen.
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XVIII) A prayer to be said when going to bed at night.
As I went up the holy land, I met the Blessed Virgin, seven mass books in her hand, seven priests singing, seven bells ringing, rise up the lamb of God,
Open the gates of Heaven, close the gates of Hell,
Sweet Jesus Amen.
Anyone that says this prayer seven times by night and day,
shall not fear death nor danger,
Nor the flags of hell shall not enter on them.
XIX) A prayer to be said against diseases.
When Jesus came to the cross, He shook three times,
and the Jews asked Him had He the fever, ague , or palsey,
Whoever has this in words or lines,
Shall never have fever, ague, or palsey.
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1. Lady Ashtown we recall, we recall.
Your good actions to us all
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About fifty years ago there lived a man in this place by the name of Paddy Ruane. He used to make ropes for all Gleneaskey.
First he got rushes and tramped them, then he slept them in a bog hole. After a few days he would take them up, and leave them to dry in the sun, then he made handfuls or bobbins out of them and put them up with care till he had time to make ropes. A twister or "thraw hook" was made out of a twisted rod and someone twisted while the old man let go the rope. Each rope was joined to the end of another and rolled up in a "Cailleac" or big ball like yarn is wound.
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I live in Tarmon district. The name of my townland is Moneenreave. There are six families living in Moneenreave. There are great many old dis used houses in Tarmon district. There are about ninety families living Tarmon. There are not many old people living in my district. The most common name in Tarmon is Flynn. The people of long ago used to select very funny places for building their houses. Some of the people used to build their houses in an [?], while others used to build them beside a hedge or on the top of the hill. The people of Tarmon suffered a lot on account of the famine.
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Long ago there lived a woman in Kilfinane and the people around the district said that she had power from the devil. Every night she went to a farmer's field where the cows were and milked them. When the farmer went out next morning he had no milk to get. The farmer got the two best hounds in the parish, and one of them would bring back anything he had killed.
One morning the farmer went to the field where she was and when he came near her he set the hounds after her and they killed her. The farmer had a pot of boiling water on the fire, and when the dog brought back the hare he boiled it. At the same time he had the sock of a
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A journey-man tailor named Tom Rahall (Rehill?) who was very quick in word and thought worked in this district up to 25 years ago, when he died. Many amusing stories are told of him. He earned his living by going from house to house and doing whatever tailoring was required, often he was employed in one house where there was a large family for a week. In one such house the incident recounted below occurred.
The woman of the house was used to giving Tom porrage as the third meal of the day, until he grew tired of it. THis evening he knew that she had in her cupboard a white loaf and he decided on having tea instead of porrage for that day's meal. His employer's wife duly "salted" the porrage pot, Tom watching her from his seat on the kitchen table. He allowed a few minutes to pass and then announced in a surprised tone of voice that the cow had broken into the cabbage garden a few perches away. The good lady hurried out and no sooner had she left the door than Tom hopped down off the table and in a few seconds had 4 or 5 handfulls of salt added to the already sufficiently "salted" pot. The mistress was
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Bird - Lore
The common birds which are seen around our district are, Crow, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Thrush, Robin, Pigeon, Snipe, Wren, Sparrow, Yellow Hammer, Cuckoo, Magpie, Swallows, Gold Finch, Green Finch, Skylark, and Starlings.
The birds build their nests in bushes, in fences, trees, and under the eaves of houses. The crows build their nests on the tops of trees and the jackdaws build their nests in the flues of chimneys.
The bird sit on their eggs for two weeks.
The boys are told that if they rob birds; scabs would come on their hands. When you see the birds late in the evening it is the sign of good weather. When the sea-gulls come in land it denotes bad weather at sea and when they fly towards the sea it is the sign of bad weather inland.
When Our Lord was dying on the Cross the Robin picked a thorn out of His Head then a drop of His Sacred Blood fell on the Robin's breast and ever since the Robins have red breasts.
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Tá roinnt bheag le feiceál fós de Chaislean Fuathaidh i gCampa, Uachtarárd. Bhí an caisleán seo ag Morog na dTuagh Ua Flaithbeartaigh fó thaoiseach. Deir na sean daoine go raibh fear a b'ainm dó O Cathain in a chomnaidhe ann roimhe. Le imreas a tharraint idir na Flaithbeartaigh thug an bhainrioghain Eilís tiodal do Mhorog "Ceann ar Mhuinntear Fhlaithbeartaig ar fad". Cé nach raibh i Moróg acht fo-thaoiseach glach sé leis an tiodal go fonnmhar agus tamall in a dhiaidh sin ghlac sé seilbh ar.
Chaislean Acadh na nIubhar, príomh Caislean Gnomóire. Tá an caisleán seo tuairim's dha mhile go leith ar an taobh o dheas de Uachtarárd ar thaobh na Gaillimhe. Tá an Caisleán suidhte ar an abhainn Druimnín a ritheas isteach i Loch Coirib. Domhnall Crón Ua Flaithbeartaigh taoiseach Gnomóire a bhí sa gcaisleán seo acht bhí sé i bpaírt le cuid do na Burcaigh Mac Liaim Iochtar a bhí ag brath ar eirge amach i n-aghaidh na bainrioghna. Ní raibh morán chruthúnais go raibh Domhnall
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Soap Manufacture
Fat was boiled in water, the grease rising to the top. The water was allowed to almost boil away then the grease was drained off and mixed with glycerine. This made a very good soap.
As lately as 1912 soap for household purposes was made this way.
Information obtained from Mrs. Charles Tully, Denmore whose mother Mrs. Amm Wesdal (died 1917 at an advanced age) practiced this method.
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Marriages are so infrequent nowadays, that the question as to what period of the year they take place locally doesn’t arise. In two years 1936 - 38 there have only been six marriages in the Drumavaddy Chapel area. In the townland of Drumavaddy there are eight eligible bachelors out of seventeen families. These men claim that the modern eligible young women are unwilling to leave single blessedness!! In former times when marriages were a common place the days immediately before shrove were favourite times for them. For at least 90 years they have been solemnised in the local chapel.
With reference to the above “runaway” marriages many people claim that the decline in the marriage rate dates from the time that these marriages were supposed about 35 years ago.
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dance. The “Flittin” would be sent to the bride’s new home before her and it would consist of a box, clothes and furniture. When night falls the “strawboys” gather and cheer at the door. The groom goes out and gives them about ten shillings and they go to a public house and buy drink with the money.
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people living in it.
An old story
11-7-1938
There was an old man there long ago and he was very fond of playing cards, every night he used to be crossing a fort and the night of the fort used to come out to him. This night when he was crossing the night of the fort did not come out all. When he came home his mother told him that the night of the fort came and carried away the half-sack of flour. When the man went to the knight of the fort he asked him for his half-sack of flour. The knight of the fort said that he would not give it to him, and the knight of the fort made at him and killed dead. Once upon a time there lived in this parish an old King. He lived about half a mile west of Ashford village which is called Gort na gcloc. He had a palace there of the big toes. He was married
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all on the morning train.
VIII The boys of Turbert the did come their hearts were firm and sure.
They played Garion and the White Cockade coming up through Drumalas [?]
Red White and Green on their flags were seen and letters of pure gold
And our Glorious great St Patrick as he was in days of old.
VIIII So had I ink of yellow gold and the dimond for my pen
Had I the tongue of Horner and with like Solomon
My paper to like silver bright and I a Mathuslems age.
My History would now photrate poor biggers on my page.
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Ag Críost an síol ag Críost an Foghmhar
I n-iothclann Dé go dtugtar sinn.
Ó fhás go h-aois agus o aois go bás
do dhá laimh a Chríost anall thairinn Ó
fhás go críoch nach críoch acht fhás i
bParais na nGrás go rabh muid

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The butter Churn used at home is an End over end one, worked on rollers, and fitted on a wooden stand. Its depth is two + a half feet + diameter two feet. It is made in the shape of a barrel with a lid fitted on one end by four hand-screws. This lid is the full width of the churn which leaves preparation for churning, such as, (scrubbing, scalding, etc) easily earned out. On the lid is fitted a vent for letting off air which collects after you start churning. On the lid is fitted also a glass two inches in diameter which enables you to see the cream during the different stages of churning. The churn is about six years old, + it is capable of making up to sixty lbs of butter. Usually the cream is churned twice a week in Summer, + once a week in Winter.
Two men do the churning + as a rule, the others avoid it carefully lest they might be asked to give a land. The butter is made when grains about the size of shot, form, + when the glass on the lid clears. Water is poured into the churn when the cream breaks, to keep the butter in nice grains. Next the buttermilk is drained off and the butter eceives two washings with water. Sufficient water is added after this to float the butter.
A wooden scoop is used to lift the butter from the churn on to the butter-worker where it is salted, rolled + made ready for use. The butter milk is used for making bread, for drinking puposes, + is also fed to pigs.
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It is a bad wind that doesn’t blow good for somebody
An idle man temps the devil
The more hurry the less speed
A stitch in time saves nine
Where the women are there is talk.
Don’t look at all you see and don’t listen to all you hear
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told
He stiled the lion of the West and shepherd of the fold
V Of our great country meetings boys we must remember still
We have Baileburagh, Cavan, Baileconnal and Coothill
It been September the 29. 1873
Forty flags entered Cavan town and the were a sight to see,
Procession moved through all the streets the marched in grand aray
Playing Garion and the white Cockade and bless St Patricks Day.
VI From Clones, Corrahue Mullahoran and likewise Killmore.
Such a sight of Balintemple boys were never seen before
From Kilbride, Scraby, Crossherlough and the gallent boys of Denn
On their flags were seen O Connel in green for faith and fatherland
VII The boys of Lavey the did come quite manely and cool
They swore the'd fight for tenents right and likewise for homerule.
The boys of Clones the did come long may they live and reigne.
With heart and hand brought up the flag and band
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There are a lot of games that are still played in Kilfinane. There is one, and it is called weight throwing. A group of men gather together. And one has charge. Each one has his own chance. There is a certain mark which they are to throw to and who ever reaches the mark wins the prize that is put up for the winner of the game.
The game is played in the fair-field and we keep the weights. At home we have a two stone weight
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Two men were going hunting one day and they had two days. They met a hare and the dogs ran after him and caught him. The dogs took a bit of flesh off his forehead and he got away. He jumped into an old house and the man looked in to see the hare. What did he see but an old woman and a piece gone off her forehead.
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Bhí Muire agus a mhac ag siubhal amuigh sa lá casadh oirthi pearsa beannuighthe. Shín sí Dó i na dheis láimh sgaball deas na mbrainsí óir Níl a' nduine oimtharas ináirde beannuighth eiomchur mar is cóir na bhfuil séala ar a anam ins an ghlóir.
A Mhaighdean an gceileabhair agus a ardríogh na Glóire is leat a ghuidhe mo chasnaidh maidín is tráthnóna.
Seachann mé ó pheacaidh agus cuir mé ar an eolas go poball na h-aithrighthe an áit na deora.
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Cows. All the farm animals we have at home are:- bows, horses, pigs sheep adn sheepdogs. Names of cows are Primrose, Meave, Rose Darkie, Bawney, Blackie, Brownie, Dolly, Nancy, Princess, Daisy Yank and Buttercup. When cows are being driven home we say "how how." The cowhouse is called a stall. This is a long building and in it there is a place for every cow. The cows are tied in what is knows as a bale. This bale is made of timber. They put their heads into these and are then tied to them. The cow is the most useful animal. She supplies us with beef, milk, butter and cheese. A St Benedict Medal is usually hung in the cowhouse.
Horses. The names whihc horses have are:- Dolly, Paddy, Bobby, Captain, Chieftain, Gypsy, Peter, Tora and Danny. A horseshoe is hung on the wall of a stable to bring luck. Horses are not tied int he stable but each has a stable to himself. A horse's stable is not supposed to be locked during the night. If it is the lock will be off the door in the morning.
The call for hens is "tuk tuk." For horses "prup prup", For calves "suck suck" For pigs "hurish hurish" For turkeys "tee tee." Sheep dogs are very useful. A person need only open the gate and say to the dog "go for them". The dog will run off immediately and bring ever on of them home with him.
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acht bfeidir Lá Nodlag.
Ní 'na suidhe a bhiodh na daoine 'na suidhe acht thar timceall ciseóg fagtha ar phota i lár na cisteanaigh.
Bhí toir mhór ar an min bhuidhe. Bhiodh sé ag na daoinibh ar maidin, i lár an lae agus san oidhche. Duine saidhbhir a bheadh i riocht punt siucra buidhe a cheannact le ithe leis an leite. Is minic a mbeigean do na fearaibh leite a thabhairt leo i bhfad as baile.
Bhiodh neart iasc ag na daoinibh fadó agus biodar saor go leór. Neart scadan le fáil i nGaillimh glasóga - an concar agus ballacha an langa, an ronnach agus iasc eile nach iad. Chuala mé féin sean daoine a radh go raibh neart breac le fail i Loch Lomán an uair sin (Loc an Rosa) acht gur leigead an lius isteach ó Loch Coirib agus gur mharbhuigh sé na bric ar fad. Bhiodh neart eascon le fáil ins na locha.
Min bhuidhe agus mine coirce measgta bhí an tóir ag na daoine ar sin.
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race and several others until she became the most famous race horse in Ireland and the name “Kate Fisher” was mentioned at every race through the length and breath of Ireland fir years after.
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acht bfeidir Lá Nodlag.
Ní 'na suidhe a bhiodh na daoine 'na suidhe acht thar timceall ciseóg fagtha ar phota i lár na cisteanaigh.
Bhí toir mhór ar an min bhuidhe. Bhiodh sé ag na daoinibh ar maidin, i lár an lae agus san oidhche. Duine saidhbhir a bheadh i riocht punt siucra buidhe a cheannact le ithe leis an leite. Is minic a mbeigean do na fearaibh leite a thabhairt leo i bhfad as baile.
Bhiodh neart iasc ag na daoinibh fadó agus biodar saor go leór. Neart scadan le fáil i nGaillimh Glasóga - an concar agus ballacha an langa, an ronnach agus iasc eile nach iad. Chuala mé féin sean daoine a radh go raibh neart breac le fail i Loch Lomán an uair sin (Loc an Rosa) acht gur leigead an lius isteach ó Loch Coirib agus gur mharbhuigh sé na bric ar fad. Bhiodh neart eascon le fáil ins na locha.
Min bhuidhe agus mine coirce measgta bhí an tóir ag na daoine ar sin.
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there are many monuments. There is one more remarkable than the rest. It is very large and it is closed all round.
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They took to “the Road” to get on as lest they could and have existed to the present day partly by plying various trades such as tin-smith chimney-sweep peddling etc partly by begging and now and again by stealing necessaries of life when hard pressed. On the whole they are popular amongst the people and nobody grudges giving them a little help.
They are [?] of the soil and in many respects have preserved some of the old traits of our ancestors. When there caravans come into a district they pitch their camp on some commons or bye-road. Then the men folk set to making their wares- generally tin cans saucepans and other necessary household commodities or else go on a hunting expedition at which they are experts. While the women scatter to the different districts about.
Sometimes selling their wares but oftener begging. They carry news from district to district and on this acco7nt are often welcome visitors.
In addition to the above class there are also the usual tramp class-work shy gentry who drift from town to town always seeking fir work but never accepting it and live on the coppers they pick up on the road.
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kneaded together and shaped into a cake. This was called oatmeal bread.
Bread was not made every day people in olden times made a enough that one do for a week. The sign of the Cross was made on the cake to prevent it from cracking.
An oatmeal cake was baked in front of the standing against a stone with a support to the back of it. Boxty bread was (made) baked on a grid iron which was used for grilling herrings
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I have a churn at home. It is five feet high. It is two feet wide in the top and it is the same width in the bottom. The sides are round. It is two years old. There are no marks on it. In churning the morning's milk and the night's milk are separated first and the cream is put in enamel buckets or clean vessels. The butter is generally made once a week in winter + twice a week in summer.
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I Draw near you sons of Erins isle come listen one and all,
And join the home rule movement that has taken such a sway
That (has) sanctioned in St Patricks land and held from day to day.
II Old Ireland wants her rights brave boys as she had in days of yore
Our Parliament in College Green where it was once before
We want some Patriot Prisoners released from out the cells
Their sufferings there we must declare no human tongue can tell
III We have noble Izack Butt brave boys he is worthy of applause
He is next to Dan who is dead and gone all in our countrys cause
We have Sir John Grey at the present day a hero brave and bold
We have Smyth, O Brian and Martin who their country never sold.
IV We must first then look at Munster in the diocese of Clyne
Long may you reigne great Dr. Kane for homerule he will join,
There's great McKale he will not fail he'll join as I am
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We have a small churn home. it is called a baby churn. It is able to hold six gallons of milk. It is two feet tall + a foot + a half in circumference. The sides of it are round. It is over eight years old. The number of gallons are written on the side of it. If a stranger would come in during butter making he would help us at it + if he would not, he would not have manners. The Churning dash is
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We have a small churn home. it is called a baby churn. It is able to hold six gallons of milk. It is two feet tall + a foot + a half in circumference. The sides of it are round. It is over eight years old. The number of gallons are written on the side of it. If a stranger would come in during butter making he would help us at it + if he would not, he would not have manners. The Churning dash it
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Urnaigheatha
Eirighim suas le Dia go n-éirighidh Dia liom. Láimh Dé in mo thimpeall ag suidhe agus ag luighe agus ag éirighe damh

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it is a sign of rain also. It is also a sign of rain if the soot falls down the chimney.
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people say "If the month of March comes in like a lion it will go out like lamb". If you see a cat and his back to the fire it is the sign of rain.
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moved up + down when making butter. The butter milk is used for baking cakes.
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In olden times some people used charms when making the butter. If a person entered the house some people would think that they would bring bad luck. They would make them twist the handle of he churn for fear of taking away the butter. Long ago small farmers used to make the butter in gallons. They used put a cloth under the lid of the gallon until the butter was made. There were different kinds of churns. There are very big ones + they are very troublesome to wash. If butter is a white colour some people put colouring through it to make it yellow.
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got a round piece of leather and fastened on the other two ends of the rubber to it with a piece of cord.
I also made a sling with leather and a string. I put two holes in the leather and tied string to it. I then let go one string and caught the other.
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In ancient times people wore no boots or shoes except on state occasions. The women had boots to go to Mass, but when they came home they took them off, and polished them so as to have them ready for the next Sunday. Even at the present day people are seen by tourists in the South and West of Ireland, and most of these people never wore any footwear. Long ago children never got boots or shoes until they were about ten years fo age. The boots were usually made and repaired by the local shoe-makers and cobblers. At that time there were several shoe-makers around the country. This trade was handed down from father to son. There are still two cobblers in this district.
Our ancestors never suffered very much from bunions and corns, as it is very healthy to go barefooted in early years. When people washed their feet at night the water was thrown away as it would be unlucky to keep it. It was the custom that whoever threw out the water should say while doing so "Keep out of the way".
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Fataí agus brochain min bhuidhe is mo a bhiodh ag na daoinibh fadó. Bá gnáth do na fearaibh a bheith 'na suidhe go moch an t-ám seo do bladain. (Deire Fóghmhair) roimh eirge gréine. Ní bhiodh greim ar bith le fáil aca go mbeadh suas le trí scór slat de iomaire fataí bainte ag gach aon duine aca. Fataí do bhiodh aca annsin agus bfeidir mug bainne reamhair nu leamhnachta dá mbeadh sé ann agus pláta gabaisde príalta (gabaisde gan feoil - ní bhiodh feol aca agus ní bhiodh an gabaisde sa bpota thar deich noiméad).
Amach leo airíst ag obair go h-oidhche agus ní bhiodh aon rud le fail aca le n-ithe go dtí an oidhche - dhá bheile sa ló. An rud ceadna san oidhche fataí agus bfeidir bainne - amannta le gabaisde priálta nu bfeidir turnapa nu dilisc. Ní bhiodh moran cainnte ar im. Ní bhiodh cainnt ar bith ar bfeoil acht bfeidir faoi Nodlaig. Maidir le arán nu táe ní raibh tracht air
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A Íosa mhic Iósa agus Athair an t-suain
Glor fá Do chroidhe agus ár gceannacht go cruaidh. Go mbéidh tú agam i Láthair an báis, mo luighe, mo shuidhe, mo chodhladh mo shuain Go níbreothaidh Tú na smuaintighthe malaighthe seo uaim. Go neorttar tré deora Dé na grasa ins na Flaithis anuas

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This pile is about 40 yds in circumference. The people of the district say that there must be a chief buried there because long ago they used to bury the chief on the tops of mountains. A few years ago people of the district were up there gathering stones. They dug there and they found stones layed in the shape of a coffin in the middle of the ring and they covered it up again and left it there.
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The people also used to play football on a Sunday. A crowd would gather in a field and call a team each until all on the field would be called. The ball would be made out of hay rope twisted up in the shape of a ball. Then one team would stand at the foot of the field and the other at the head. The player who would be going to kick the ball the rest of the players would run and give him a hand and foot and knock him. The one who could do this the best would be considered the best player. When they would finish they would go up and dance on the mountain and dance a while. They used to have a man who would play a fife while the rest would be dancing. Then they would go down and dance at the crossroads. The people also used to fish in Cornasea Lake. The line would be made out of horsehair plaited. together.
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In olde n days and at present time the boys and girls delight in making toys at home. In my district the girls make dolls which are composed of rags and stuffed with saw dust or sheep wool and the nose, eyes and mouth were painted with ink or crayons on the face of the doll. Great pleasure is also derived from making clothes for these dolls. The girls also make Daisy-chains by putting daisies on a string.
The boys also make some peculiar toys to amuse themselves. One very popular toy which is made is a bird cradle which is used for catching birds and both boys and girls alike, enjoy this pastime. Some boys make guns out of the branches of the elder tree and they also make toy whistles out of the branches of the sycamore tree.
Crochet work was greatly indulged in in former times but it is not carried on except by some people at the present day. Patchwork quilts were also made by the girls
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There was once a man named Paddy Flahterty.
One day he went to a fair with a thin old cow he had. After a while a buyer came up to him and he asked him how much did he want for the frame. The handle-bars are going with it Paddy Flahterty said and he meant the horns.
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On the top of Ballintubber mountain there is a great pile of stones supposed to be the grave of a pagan chief.
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Wet Friday wet Sunday wet Sunday wet week.
Look twice before leaping once
Never take a book by the cover
Try + try again boy's you'll succeed at last.
A good run isn't with a horse always.
It is the small fishes make the big fishes.
We think, that the porridge of our neighbours is nicer than our own.
When well is well let well alone.
Thing before you act.
Those who expect thanks from rascals are often disappointed.
It is easier to be brave when far away from danger.
Fine feathers do not make fine birds.
One good turn deserves another.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Be sure that there are others worse off than ourself.
Pride goes before a fall.
Those who lay snares for others, are often caught by their own bait.
A word in the court saves a pound in the purse.
We may know a tree by the fruit.
Never stretch your hand farther than your sleeve will allow.
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Why is a proud young lady like a drunkerd.
Answer. Because they are both fond of the glass
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Once there was a man named Paddy Murphy. He had only one cow and he had to sell her to pay his rent. Early in the morning he went out with this intention, on his way a very small man with a high and swallow tail coat met him. "How much do you want for your cow"? he asked "ten pounds said Paddy and he bought her for that. As Paddy was on his way home he found out it was ten pieces of slate he got so he went to a fairy woman to have them changed into ten gold pounds she did it and told him that when he would give them to the Landlord they would turn into slates again. Paddy went home and was delighted.
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Chicken weed - : This weed grows everywhere and the people say it is poisonus. Turkey weed - : This weed is not very plenty and it is a cure for rheumatism.
Nettles They have a cure for pains in the bones.
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"Skittles". - Five sticks called "skittles" each about 1/2 ft long are placed standing on the road as in diagram
The players stand about 10 yards away and throw three long sticks known as "throwers" and try to knock the "Skittles". To knock the cetnre Skittle counts ten points any of the others five points each
Games for 50 points are played. In the event of a player exceeding this number when throwing he is penalised ny his total been reduced to 25. Bets are made such as A penny (2d[?]) "you dont knock 20 with the one stick. Games for money are also played at 1/2d a player played in pairs or singles This is a very old game and has been played as long as living memory recalls.
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put a stick under it to keep it up. When the birds go in to it, it would fall down on them but it would not kill them.
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Necessity is the mother of Invention.
Better late than never.
A person's mouth often broke his nose.
A tinker's wife + a tailor's wife are two who never agreed.
The long tread of the lazy tailor.
An idle brain is the devils workshop.
All that glitters is not gold.
Deep waters run smooth.
Bíonn síarca Fadair na busibh tar leair.
Is maith an tionánaidhe bheith suidhte ar an galaidhe.
Nhior dún dia bearna riamh náir oscail sé t-eanneile.
Ní chagann tiall roimh sois.
Is gionna cabhain dia ná aon doras.
Olfadh sé an t-seonainn.
Deireann an buscaill an fear.
Go bFáiridh dia orairr.
If you will meet a foxey woman in the morning you will have luck all that day.
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit mone.
Half an hour too soon is better than hald a mintute too late.
by learning to obey we know how to command.
We know the worth of water when the well is dry.
Money is the servant of some men and the master of many.
Let your anger set with the sun but not rise with it.
A good character is better than a great fortune.
Charity begins at home, but it should not end there.
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Bhí an Mhaighdean Mhuire ag siubhal amuigh ar thalamh beannuighthe ins an lá,
Trí leabhar urnaighthe in a-lámh Trí Sagairt a ceól díthe, geaftaí na bhFlaithis a bhfosgladh agus geaftaí ifrionn a ndrod
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the corns until they fall off, and you should never pull them out when they are loose, but let them fall out. If you pull them out, they will grow again.
A pain in the stomach or a sick stomach - Drink very hot water.
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You, get up three Sundays in succession and make the churning before sunrise. The person who comes in to “take the churn dash” is the one who had been taking the butter.
11. Stop the clock when a person dies in the house.
12. When a cock is killed before St. Martin’s, a cross is made with the blood on the back of the door.
13. It is lucky if the first lamb one sees in the New Year is facing you, but unlucky if his back is turned.
14. A coffin is taken out of the back door, and the funeral goes to the grave yard by the longest route.
15. Long ago when the coffin would be placed in the cart to be taken to the graveyard, the horse used to be yoked and unhooked three times in succession.
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going to the well for water I met the Chief Druid of the Tuatha De Danaans and he said that as my people had conquered his he would turn me into a deer and in that state I should remain until I should meet a great warrior called Fionn Mac Cumhail. At sight of you I am back to myself again."
Fionn, greatly surprised, asked her to come home with him, which she did, and in due time they were married. They lived a happily-married life for some six months. At the end of that period Fionn had to leave home to inspect his army at manoeuvres. He was away from home for some days and when he returned there was no trace or tidings of his fair lady before him.
This caused him and his army to search all Ireland, its vales and woods, its caves and crags. He did that seven times and every time took him a year. It was of no avail; no tidings of his fair lady could he find. At length he was told that in the County of Kildare a little boy used to be seen in company with a deer and that the deer used to nurse him. Fionn went towards the place and when the deer saw him coming she fled with great speed out of his sight, leaving the child behind.
Fionn took up the child and questioned him. The child told him that the deer fed him with her milk and that she was very fond of him.
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The tinkers are travelling people without house or home. The tinkers are alwayes very plentyful around towns and villages. Some tinkers carry baskets and they sell small articles such as candle stickes and small articles made of tin. The tinkers camp near my house very often.
The tinkers trade very much on asses and horses. The tinkers are great people for telling stories. The tinkers have many prayers to say when they want to get anything. When the tinkers come to our house they tell us many stories.
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She stayed up all night and in the morning she called her eldest daughter and she told her what happened, morning, morning, morning
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Bhi dileachtaí ann fadó.
Fuair a mháthar bás agus é ana-óg.
Phós a athair arís.
Bhí leas máthar aige ansan.
Bhí sé ana deineadh sí císte beag gach lá dó.
Cuireadh sí cloch tanaidhe isteach 'sa chíste.
Nuair a bhiodh sé chun a shuipéar d'itne, bhíodh a athair ann agus 'sé deireadh sé.
"Dá mbeadh mo chosa nighthe agus mo licín ithte agus mé 'sa trúsa" adeireadh sé.
Ní raibh fhios ag a athair aon nídh mar gheall ar an gcíste, agus níor thuig sé an leanbh, mar gheall ar an licín.
Bhí bliain caithte agus lá dar chuaidh sí abhaile.
Bhi abhann mór ann agus bhí comhngar mór ann.
Thóg sí an comhngar agus badhadh san abainn í.
'Sé deireadh an díleachtaí.
"Blian is lá amáireach dar bádhadh mo leas mháthar".
"Á suibhleochadh sí timcheall, bheidh sí 'sa baile fadó.
Caomhán Ó Ealuighthe, 11adh lá Eanair, 1939. Rang a V.
Fuaireas é seo ó'm m'uncal,
Taidhg Mac Lochlainn.
Cromán Uachtar, 65 bl.
Nóta:- Rugadh an buachaill seo i gCrydon South Australia, on 26th April 1926. Cailleadh a athair agus a mhathair agus tógadh go h-Eirinn é i Mí na Bealtaine 1935. Tá sé ag teacht ar scoil anseo ó 6/6/1935. Tá sé féin, agus a dhreifiúr Betty, níos óige na é, fé chomairce,
Taidhg Mhac Loclainn.
i gCromán Uach. ó shoin.
Aintín dó, iseadh bean Thadhg.
Stiophan ÓCobhthaigh,
Priomh Oide, Scoil na mB. Cromán,
12/1/1939.
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and she turned her coat inside out and in a short time she knew where she was going. She went home and it was about two o'clock.
She stayed up all the night and in the mornig she called her eldest daughter and she told her what happened. The girl told her it was not right for her to be out so late without anyone with her only the small boy.
The woman did not go out any more only when her (oldest) eldest daughter would be with her.
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hard to get seed to sow after the famine and so they had pay much money to get it. The people had to pay very big rents the time the famine was in Ireland.
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When the famine came to Ireland the people were very badly prepared for it and so a great many of them died. The famine lasted from (1845) to (1848).
When the famine came the potatoes blackened and all the other crops rotted and the people were so hungary that they ate cats dogs and the grass.
The people found it very
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In olden times the used to eat four meals a day. They rose at six o'clock in the morning and worked two hours before the eat and then they got "sowans" and porrage. Then they went out and worked until one o'clock then they got potatoes milk and salt. The woud peel the potatoes with their fingers. Then they went out and worked until four o'clock. They got "sowans" and oaten bread. At night the would get porrage and "sowans".
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