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The name of my home district is Dreenaclough. It is in the parish of Schull and in the barony of West Carbery. There are some families living in it. There are thirty people living in the townland. Long ago there were more people living in it but some of them went to America. The land is hilly and good. There is a bog in our land and we cut turf in it. There is a river as a boundary between Dreenaclough and Derrycarhoon.
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2019-11-30 16:01
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which is on its north bank. It widens by degrees and flows in a south westerly direction. It forms a branch of the Coolagh river, which it joins about three quarters of a mile from Ballydehob. The Coolagh river flows into the sea at Ballydehob. There are many small streams in the townland but they have not names.
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2019-11-30 15:53
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two are situated in fields. The other two are situated on the mountain. They go by the name of "Lynch's cabhlac" and the slate house, and their walls are still in good repair. The other three are situated in the Mac Carthy's farm. People emigrated to America from the townland. There is a high mountain at the north side of the townland. The mountain separates the townland from the parish of Durrus. The rest of the land is in a valley. Some of it is rough grazing land, while the greater part of it is fit for cultivation.
A river flows along the eastern and southern sides of the townland. The river rises in two parts. One part rises in Derrylihard mountain and the other part at Derrycarhoon mine. After going a short distance they join together. The river then flows south, and for some time it forms the boundary between Derrylihard and Derrycarhoon. It then turns west and flows between Coosane, which is on its south bank, and Derrylihard
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2019-11-29 15:01
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I live in the district of Ballydehob. This district is situated in the parish of Schull and in the barony of West Carbery. The name of this townland is Derrylihard. Twelve people live in the townland. Of these four belong to a Mac Carthy family. A man named Daniel Sullivan lives with the Mac Carthys and is employed by them as a farm labourer. Our family name is Sullivan and there are seven members in our household. The dwelling houses are slated and the out - houses roofed with zinc. There are no people over seventy living in the townland. Houses were much more numerous in olden times than they are now. There were nine houses in the townland formerly and there are only two there now. The rest are in ruins. Four of these ruins are in our farm. Of these four,
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2019-11-29 07:33
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2019-11-29 07:32
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The name of my home district is Bawnashanaclougha. It is in the parish of Schull and in the barony of West Carbery. There are five families in the townland. There are twenty two people living there. Mahony is the most common name in the district. There are two slated houses three thatched houses and a cottage in the townland. There are three people who are over seventy years living there. Mrs. Mary Hegarty, Mr. Denis Driscoll an Mr. Edward Harte. Edward Harte can tell stories in Irish and English. Houses and people were more numerous formerly as two families, the Woods and the Dempsys left. The land is good and some of it is in a bog. There is a wood growing on it. There is a stream dividing it from Barnakeane. People emigrated from it to America
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2019-11-28 14:51
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cotton thread woven together and a big knot was made at the bottom of them. The thread was put up through the hole and tied to a nail at the top which kept it firm. The melted fat was poured into the shape and allowed to get hard. This was called tallow. When the tallow got hard it was of a yellowish colour. The shape was then put into lukewarm water to soften out the candle.
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2019-11-28 14:41
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Some of the old houses were covered with zinc and some with thatch. The thatching material was obtained from: - oaten straw, reed or bulrushes Some of the old houses had a bed in the kitchen while others had it in a room beside the kitchen. If there was a bed in the kitchen it was kept in a corner beside the fire. The fire place was always at the gable wall. The front of the chimney was made of mortar and stones. The old floors were made of clay with flags around the fire - place. Half - doors were common formerly in the district. Turf and wood and fir were used for the fire. Splinters were used for giving light at night.
Candles were made formerly in the district. They were made from cows' fat. The fat was rendered and the shape was got. There was a hole in the bottom of the shape. There were six strands of
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2019-11-27 13:32
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of cotton was got. A knot large enough to cover the hole at the bottom of the mould was made at one end of the wick. The wick was pushed in through the hole and up to the top of the mould. The other end of the wick was fastened to a nail which was placed at the top of the mould. The oil of the fat was poured into the mould. When the oil had got sufficiently hard the knot was cut. The top of the wick was loosened from the nail. The candle was taken out of the shape and the wick was cut to the right length. The candle was soaked in luke - warm water to loosen it. When made the candle was very yellow in colour
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2019-11-27 12:02
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The walls of the old houses were composed of mud or stone. The roofs were of thatch, which was made of straw, rushes or reed. Some of the old houses had two storeys. In the houses that had only one storey there was a bed in the kitchen or parlour. The fire - place was always at the gable wall. The front of the chimney was made of twigs. The houses had only one chimney. The outside of the chimney was made of thatch and the inside of twigs woven together. In olden times hatch doors were common but they are seldom seen now. Bags were put in the windows instead of glass. The floor was made of clay or flags.
Candles were employed to give lights. To make these candles the fat of a cow was rendered. A mould was got. There was a hole in the bottom of the mould. A wick made of four or five strands
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2019-11-27 11:05
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split the difference. A third person who hears the argument advises this.
When a horse is sold the seller gives away the halter with him. When cattle are sold ropes are never given away with them.
Toll is paid in Bantry fair. When cattle are being driven to the railway station, a toll collector stands at the entrance to the station. He is given sixpence for every beast that goes past.
Luck money is also paid at the fairs. The usual luck money is half a crown for each head of cattle, and a shilling for each pig If the price is small the buyer and seller fix on a clear price.
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2019-11-27 10:43
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The local fairs are held in Bantry and Ballydehob. Bantry pig fair is held on the first Thursday of every. month, and the cattle fair is held on the first Friday of every month. Ballydehob pig fair is held on the third Wednesday of every month, and the cattle fair is held on the third Thursday of every month.
Sheep and horses are also transacted in Bantry cattle fair. When a bargain is made the buyer spits on his right hand and then he strikes the seller's right hand with it. This confirms the bargain. Very often when the difference between the price the buyer would give for an animal and the price the seller wants is not very much they
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2019-11-27 10:20
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2019-11-27 10:20
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The local fairs are held in Schull, Ballydehob, Skibbereen and Bantry. They are always held in towns. Sometimes the buyers go around to the houses and buy the cattle and pigs. The town fairs are always held in the streets. When an animal is sold luck - money is always given, It is called luck. When an animal is sold the buyer and the seller show their agreement by striking their hands. A shilling a head luck is given for pigs and a half - crown for cattle. When the animals are sold they are marked with paint and with mud. The halter is never given away with the cattle but it is given away with horses. There is a special horse fair held in Skibbereen once a year. When cattle are being carried to the station six - pence a head toll is paid to the toll - collector.
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2019-11-27 09:57
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been made the parties show their agreement by the buyer spitting in his hand and striking the other man's palm with his hand. When an animal is sold it is marked with paint or by clipping hair at the side. When cattle are sold the rope is not given away with them but it is with horses. Toll is paid in Bantry and Skibbereen. Six - pence a head for cattle that are marked. If a neighbour bought cattle he need not mark them, then he need not pay any toll. If cattle are not sold no toll is paid.
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2019-11-27 09:43
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The local fairs are held in Ballydehob, Schull, Skibbereen and Bantry. Sometimes the buyers go around to the houses buying pigs. When an animal is sold luck is given. A shilling a head for pigs and a half - crown for cattle. When a bargain has
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2019-11-27 09:35
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There are black or red berries on top of it. There is a white substance like milk in these and if the cows eat them they would poison them. Ribleaf is good for cuts or sores. Wild Sage is good for a bad stomach Houses are thatched with bulrushes Ferns grow on bare hollows and heights.
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2019-11-27 09:26
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The most harmful weeds on our farm are nettles, thistles, bonnocean bog - lillies, cipeogs or docks. There other weeds on the farm also: - rib - leaf, caisear bhán and wild - sage The nettles are harmful because they spread rapidly and impoverish the soil. They grow in bad ground. The bonnocean grows near the ditch. It is harmful because sometimes when the cattle would eat it, it would poison them. Small red berries grow on it. The bog - lilies grow near the bog. The cipeógs are harmful because when they grow up with the crops they choke them and the seeds fall off of them and they grow up again. Rib - leaf is good to cure a cut. Wild sage is to cure stomach trouble. Caisearbhán is chopped up and given to hens and pigs and ducks.
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2019-11-27 09:25
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The most harmful weeds growing on our farm are: - nettles, banikean thistles, docks and ferns. The docks (capógs) are harmful because they spread rapidly. They grow on dry and grassy land or with hay. If they are not pulled before the seeds ripen the seeds fall off and grow up again. Nettles grow in dykes and are chopped and given to hens and turkeys Caisearbhán grows in meadows and it is given to the hens and pigs to eat. The thistles grow with hay oats or wheat. The horses eat them. Banikean is poisonous
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2019-11-27 09:10
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2019-11-27 09:10
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The most harmful weeds on our farm are nettles, thistles, bonnoceans bog - lillies, cipeogs or docks. There other weeds on the farm also: - rib - leaf, caisear bhán and wild - sage The nettles are harmful because they spread rapidly and impoverish the soil. They grow in bad ground. The bonnocean grows near the ditch. It is harmful because sometimes when the cattle would eat it, it would poison them. Small red berries grow on it. The bog - lilies grow near the bog. The cipeógs are harmful because when they grow up with the crops they choke them and the seeds fall off of them and they grow up again. Rib - leaf is good to cure a cut. Wild sage is to cure stomach trouble. Caisearbhán is chopped up and given to hens and pigs and ducks.
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2019-11-26 15:08
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seeds of the cipoags are mixed with meal and given to ducks. Prishac wee grows in corn, in turnip and in potato fields. It impoverishes the soil. Banikean grows in bare places and near fences. Its berries are red and contain a milky substance. This substance is poisonous. Wild sage is boiled and the juice is drunk by those having a bad stomach or rheumatism or lung trouble. Ribleaf is applied to cuts. Bisom is boiled and the juice is taken by those having rheumatism. Mac an dá h - abha is put down on boils. Nettles are chopped up and mixed with turkeys' food.
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2019-11-26 14:48
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The most harmful weeds growing on our farm are: - cashavaun, docks, thistles, cipoags, bog lilies, banaceean, ferns, bulrushes, prishac wee. Other herbs are wild sage, ribleaf, smut, water cress, penny leaves, camomile, nettles, mac an dá h - abha and bisom.
Cashavaun grows only in dry land, usually in meadows, docks grow in dry land; thistles in good land; bog lilies in wet marshy places; bulrushes in wet bogs, and ferns in bare hollows and heights.
Cashavaun is chopped up and mixed with pigs' and hens' food. It keeps the hens from contracting sickness.
Thistles and cipoags grow in corn. They soak all the manure and grow higher than the corn and choke it. Cipoags spread rapidly. The wind scatters their seeds about the ground. The seeds then take root and grow. The thistles and cipoags are pulled in May. Horses eat thistles and the
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2019-11-26 14:05
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informers to the British Forces. The evening before the burning Wood's wife and two daughters were removed by the I.R.A. to Barry's hotel in Ballydehob for safety. Wood never since repaired the house. He and his family lived in Skibbereen for some time. Then they went to England where they have now lived for fourteen years.
In the year one thousand, nine hundred and twenty two a house owned by Miah Sullivan at Coolagh, Ballydehob was burned to ruins. It was burned by the Black and Tans as they suspected Sullivan of being an informer to the I.R.A.
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2019-11-26 11:00
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to leave the house, and she was treated roughly, and taken out by force.
The soldiers then put the house on fire. Into the flames they cast harness and all other things they could lay hands on. All next day the fire continued, and in the evening nothing remained but the black walls.
The farm animals, which numbered about fifteen cows, some heifers, calves and horses were carried off by the destroyers. One calf, which remained behind, had to be killed through scarcity of milk. The Dalys then lived in a stable. They bought horses and cattle. After four years they were compensated for the injury done them, and they built new houses.
A beautiful house at Fortview, Ballydehob owned by a landlord named Robert Wood was burned on the twenty ninth of June, one thousand, nine hundred and twenty one. It was burned by the I.R.A. as they suspected the Wood family of being
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2019-11-26 10:36
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A great burning took place in this district in the month of June in the year one thousand, nine hundred and twenty one. Two dwelling houses the property, of Samuel Daly at Lisheencreagh, Ballydehob were burned to ruins.
One of the houses was on an outside farm, which Daly had bought about a year before that, and this was burned to ruins on the twenty second of June. The burning was performed by a party called the Flying Column, as they suspected the Daly family of being informers to the British forces.
On the eve of the twenty ninth of June the party again visited Daly's house. The accused his sister of being an informer, and they cut the hair from her head. Late that night they again came. The Dalys were in bed and they were ordered to leave, as the house was to be destroyed. Daly's mother, who was an aged woman, was reluctant
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2019-11-26 10:05
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potatoes. Wash and peel them. Grate them. Put the pieces into a little bag and squeeze the juice from them into a basin. After a while the starch will sink to the bottom of the basin. Throw away the rest of the juice. Put the starch, the potatoes and a small quantity of flour into a basin.
Mix buttermilk with them. Heat the frying pan and grease it with butter. Put the dough into the pan. After a half a hour it would be baked.
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2019-11-26 09:53
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in a pot. Put a few basins of meal into it. Leave it boil for a while, and then put a basin of flour into it. Then put a pinch of salt into it and boil it
Another kind of food much used in olden times was "Graunseacaun" To make this the wheat was ground between "querns". It was then boiled in milk and eaten.
Oatmeal cake is made by mixing an eqal quantity of flour and oatenmeal. The dough is then baked like an ordinary flour cake.
Pronchmene is made from wheat and sugar. First put the wheat into the bastible and heat it. When the wheat is hot put the sugar into it. When the sugar. is melted take it out and eat it.
Stampy
To make stampy get about ten
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2019-11-26 09:28
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and squeeze the juice out of them. Put the juice into a basin and leave it there for about an hour. Then starch will come on the top of it. Then mix together the bits of potatoes, the juice, a pinch of salt, a pinch of soda and little flour. Wet them with cream. Bake it in the oven.
Reboon
To make reboon: - heat the wheat in the oven. Grind it between the querns. Put the ground wheat into a basin and pour hot milk on it. and eat it.
Potato cake.
Boil about six potatoes, peel them and bruise them. Mix the potatoes, two fists of flour and a little salt and wet them with cream. Bake them in the oven.
Stirabout.
To make Stirabout boil buttermilk
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2019-11-26 09:01
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In olden times the people had but three meals each day. These meals were the breakfast, the dinner and the supper. The breakfast was eaten about nine o'clock, the dinner was eaten about two o'clock, and the supper was eaten late at night. The people used to work in the morning before having meals. Potatoes, Stirabout or Stampy were eaten for the breakfast. Potatoes and salt were eaten for the dinner. Stirabout and potato cakes were eaten for the supper. Milk was drunk going to bed. Long ago when the people were expecting visitors they used to have Stirabout. Four eggs were eaten on Easter Sunday mornings
Stampy
To make Stampy: - get about ten potatoes, wash them and peel them. Grate them with a grater. Put the grated potatoes into a bag.
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2019-11-26 08:37
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If you put your shoe up on the table you would have bad luck. To strike a person with a brush foretells bad luck for seven years. Sunday is a lucky day for to apply remedies for ailments. The first person the cat looks at after washing his face is supposed to be the first to die. Marry in May and you will rue the day. It is unlucky to lend things on May day.
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2019-11-26 08:25
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When two cocks fight it is the sign of a stranger coming to the house.
It is considered unlucky to brush the floor with bism or to strike a cow with bism. It is unlucky to get one's hair cut on Friday. If two people begin to utter the same thought together it is a sign that they will both live for another year. If you were going on a journey and to go back again you would
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2019-11-26 08:08
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eye was itchy you would be going to cry It is unlucky to have thirteen buttons in a wedding dress. If your nose was itchy someone is talking about you. A spoon to the floor a stranger to the door. If a person went in one door of a house and out the other he would unknowingly carry away the luck of the house If a person crossed over your feet you would never grow.
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2019-11-26 07:57
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To see a magpie on the road would bring bad luck
One magpie for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a marriage,
Four to die,
Five for money,
Six for gold,
Seven for a story that can never be told.
It is unlucky to meet a red - haired woman first thing in the morning. If there was a tea - leaf on top of your cup of tea and if you put it on the palm of your left hand and clap your right hand down on it and if it clung to your right hand a stranger is supposed to come. If a spark from the fire flew on your clothes it is a sign of money. If a sod of turf fell from the fire a stranger is supposed to come. To spill salt on the table during meals is supposed to be the sing of a fight. If your right hand is itchy it is the sign of a shake hands. If your left hand is itchy it is the sign of money. If your right
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2019-11-25 15:38
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It is considered unlucky to go to see a sick person for the first time on a Friday or Monday. If a person got a cut on good Friday it would never fester. It is unlucky to get married on Friday or Monday or during Lent or Advent. It is unlucky to redden the earth of a grave on Monday. It is unlucky for a man to dig his mother's grave. Earth should not be reddened on Good Friday but that every seed that would be sown would be sure to grow.
The luckiest days to get married on are Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays. People consider it unlucky to begin ploughing or housebuilding or changing from one house to another on Mondays or Fridays. The potatoes should be planted between the first of March and the first of April.
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2019-11-25 15:18
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for to die, five for silver, six for gold, and seven for a story that can never be told.
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2019-11-25 15:16
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falling out of the fire there is a stranger coming. A crowing hen or a whistling woman are unlucky in a house. Red and more especially green are considered unlucky colours to wear.
Green is never worn by people getting married. Jack of the Lantern is supposed to go around at night and lead people astray. It is thought that the only way of escaping from him is by turning one's cap inside out.
The following are signs of good luck: - to go to the well before any other person has gone there on May day morning; to find a four leafed shamrock; and to hang a horse shoe which you would have found losing on the road, over the door.
A piece of iron would keep away the fairies.
Magpies are supposed to be signs of good or bad luck, one for sorrow, two for joy, three for a wedding, four
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2019-11-25 14:39
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would not grow any more.
There are many superstitious observances connected with May - day. If a person lit his pipe in a house and did not quench it before he left, he would carry away the luck of the house.
If a stranger milked a man's cows on May - day morning in the field where they had been during the night, the owner of the cows could not make any butter during the year.
If a person buried a dead cow on his neighbour's land, the neighbour would not have any luck with cattle for seven years. If a person buried a dead horse on his neighbour's land, the neighbour would not have any luck with horses for seven years.
It is considered a sign of quarrelling to meet a person on the stairs or to spill salt on the table.
A cock crowing late at night or a robin coming into the kitchen foretells death. When two cocks are fighting or when there are sods
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2019-11-24 11:18
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If work was begun on Saturday it would never be finished. If a person spent money on Monday he would be spending during the week.
Superstitions
The following things are considered unlucky: - to meet a red - haired woman the first thing in the morning; to strike a person with a brush, to break a looking glass.
If a hare crossed your path in the morning you would have no luck for the day. If a stranger entered the house while churning was in progress and did not help at the work he would carry away the butter. If a stranger left a house by a different door from the one which he entered by, he would carry away the luck of the house. If a person opened an umbrella inside in a house he would not grow any more. If a person was crossed by another person he
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2019-11-24 11:14
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If work was begun on Saturday it would never be finished. If a person spent money on Monday he would be spending during the week.
Superstitions
The following things are considered unlucky: - to meet a red - haired woman the first thing in the mo rning; to strike a person with a brush, to break a looking glass.
If a hare crossed your path in the morning you would have no luck for the day. If a stranger entered the house while churning was in progress and did not help at the work he would carry away the butter. If a stranger left a house by a different door from the one which he entered by, he would carry away the luck of the house. If a person opened an umbrella inside in a house he would not grow any more. If a person was crossed by another person he
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2019-11-24 10:51
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In this district people never begin ploughing or house building on Monday, as they consider it unlucky to do so. It is believed that any seed planted on Good Friday would be sure to grow. People never redden earth on Good Friday. It is a custom among the women to put eggs hatching on Good Friday. It is considered unlucky to go to visit a sick person on Monday or Friday, if you have not seen him before during the illness. It is considered unlucky to get married on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is said to be unlucky to draw blood or drive a nail on Friday. If you fell sick on Friday you would never get well.
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2019-11-24 10:19
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during meals it is the sign of a fight. A spoon to the floor a stranger to the door.
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2019-11-24 10:18
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One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a wedding,
Four to die,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret that can never be told.
If a person went in one door of the house and out the other door they would unknowingly carry away the luck of the house. If a person went into a house when churning would be going on and if they went out again without twisting the barrel they would unknowingly carry away the butter. If your right hand was itchy you would get a shake hands. If your left hand was itchy you would get money. If your nose was itchy there is someone talking about you. It is unlucky to have thirteen buttons in a wedding dress. If a spark from the fire flew on your clothes you would get money. If a person spilt salt on the table
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2019-11-24 09:58
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It is considered unlucky to move from one house to another on Monday or Friday. It was considered unlucky to plough the ground on Good Friday. If a person got a cut on Good Friday it would never fester. It is considered unlucky to get married on Monday or Friday or in Lent or Advent. It is considered unlucky to begin house building on Monday. It is considered unlucky to begin ploughing on Monday.
It is considered unlucky to meet a foxy woman in the morning. If you found a horse - shoe it would bring you good luck. A cock crowing late at night or a dog crying shows that someone is going to die. If there is a wod hanging to the hen you will hear of a funeral. If a star falls from the sky the soul ascends to God. The following are the omens about the mag - pie
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2019-11-24 09:34
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into butter during the year.
Two Mahony men once lived in the parish of Bantry. Their farms were about the same size, each of them having enough land to feed twelve cows. The cream of one man's cows would never change into butter, no matter how long he spent churning it. Every time he used to look into the barrel the cream used to be covered with froth.
The other man used to have such produce out of his butter that he could scarcely turn the barrel with the weight of the butter. It was supposed that the man who used to make the butter had taken away the other man's luck.
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2019-11-23 08:47
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The local monument was erected to one of the Dawson family; who was a member of parliament. It is very high about sixty feet. There is an urn on the top. There are four steps leading to it. It is situated in the Dartrey Demesne near Kilcrow Church. It was Lord Dartrey who was the means of having it built.
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2019-11-22 15:31
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into a hole at the bottom of the barrel. We put a bucket on the lats of the churn. The water then falls into the butter bucket. We put the cork on the churn again. We pour in the cream and put the cover on the barrel. Two of us twist the barrel. The barrel goes round in a rolling motion. At the side of the barrel there is a ventilator. We press the ventilator at intervals to let out the wind. The churning takes about an hour. When the butter is made we take out the buttermilk We pour water into the barrel and wash the butter. We take the butter out of the barrel with a butter scuff. We then put it into a dish and make it into a large roll. We put a white cloth around the butter. It is then ready for market. If any stranger happens to come in during churning they give a few twists to the barrel, for if they did not they would carry away our luck, and the cream would not turn
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2019-11-22 15:06
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top of it there is a round hole which we call the mouth. The cover is also round. When we want to churn butter we put a rubber which is shaped like a ring on the inside of the rim of the cover. The cover then fits well on the mouth We screw it tightly on with a screw made for the purpose. Lastly we fasten a bracket of iron over the cover.
There is a glass on top of the barrel near the mouth. When the cream is beginning to make into butter, the glass begins to get clear. In the Summer we put two pints of water into the barrel when the glass begins to get clear. This water keeps the butter from getting soft. When the glass is perfectly clear the butter is made.
We churn butter once a week in Summer and once a fortnight in Winter. First we scald the barrel with hot water to prevent the cream from sticking to the sides of the barrel. When we want to let out the water we take out a cork which is fixed
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Our churn is about four and a half feet high. It is twenty one years old. Its various parts are a stand, a barrel, a cover, three beaters and a glass. The stand has four legs. Across the bottom of the stand there are three lats on which we put buckets when we want to leave buttermilk or water out of the barrel. There are two lats on top of the stand. These lats are fixed down on the legs. On each lat there is a bracket of iron. Two circular pieces of iron, one of which projects from each side of the barrel, are fixed into the brackets. The stand, therefore, supports the barrel. The barrel can be lifted off the stand. The barrel is circular in shape The side of the barrel has a diameter of twenty and a half inches. There are two handles on the barrel, and on the
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of the potatoes into a pit and we cover them with earth and rushes. We give the small potatoes to the cows.
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ing hen down on the eggs. We mark the eggs with ink so that if any other hen laid an egg in the box we would know it. We feed the hen once a day with meal and we give her water to drink. After about a week my mother gets a lighted candle. She holds each egg between herself and the light. If there is a dark shade in the egg there is a bird in it, and if the egg is clear it is infertile. We take out the infertile eggs and boil them for the turkeys and chickens. After about three weeks the chickens prick the egg shells with their bills and slowly they come out. They are soft and fluffy and very tender. We feed them with bread at first and after a while we give them steeped meal and bran. The chickens are out in the yard during the day and they are kept in a box at night.
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employed to do work on the farm. He is very useful in various other ways.
We keep the hens in the fowl house. There are four boxes and two old pots in the fowl house. The hens lay in these. We put straw in the pots and boxes every morning. We brush the fowlhouse every morning. We white - wash the walls often to prevent sickness and disease among the hens. The hens sleep on perches which are fixed across the fowlhouse. The door is in two parts. The upper part is left open during the day to let in the light and the sunshine. In the lower part there is a trap door. This is left open during the day to let the hens in and out. It is closed at night. The hens are fed three times each day, in the morning, at midday and every evening.
When we want to hatch eggs we make a nice nest with straw in one of the boxes in the fowlhouse. We put about twelve eggs in the nest and we put a cluck -
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milked.
The cow - house is long and fairly high. It is covered with zinc and has two doors and two windows
When we are driving the cows owe say how! how! To call the calves we say suk! suk!. To call the cat we say puss! puss!. We call the dog by his name which is Pup. We say chick! chick! to the chickens and t! t! to the turkeys. We call the hens by saying tuk! tuk!. We call the horse by his name which is Jack. To call the pigs we say bon! bon! We drive the sow by saying hursh! hursh!.
Our horse is brown in colour. His name is Jack. The house where we keep the horse is called a stable. In the stable there is a manger out of which the horse eats. He is fed with oats, potatoes and mangolds and he drinks water. He sleeps in the stable during the Winter., but in the Summer he is out in the fields. The horse is
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with ropes. There is a trunk of a tree stretched along the ground. This reaches from wall to wall and the two ends of it are firmly fixed into the walls. The trunk is about two feet out from the other wall, and in this space the cows are fed. One end of the rope is tied round the plank, and on the other end is a loop made by a running knot. When we are tying the cows we make the loop big by means of the running knot. The cow then puts her horns in the loop, and we squeeze the rope around them. We put new ropes on the cows each year.
The cowhouse is cleaned and brushed out every morning, and a fresh bed of rushes and straw put in. In Winter we feed the cows with hay, turnips and meal, and in Spring and Summer they are fed with rye, rape and meal. The cows sleep in the cowhouse from October until May, but during the rest of the year they are out in the fields, except while they are being
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into a plank of timber which is stretched along the ground and reaches from wall to wall. The ends of the plank are fixed into the wall. About five feet above that plank there is another plank. The upper ends of the sticks are fixed into this plank. One of the sticks is stationary, and has an iron loop attached to it. The other stick can be moved backwards and forward along the top plank through a hole about six inches long. There is a space of about two feet between the stalls, and between the stalls and the walls there is a space of about two feet, where the cows feed. Each cow has her own stall, and when we are tying the cows we push the movable sticks forward, and draw the loops over them. The cows are then held firmly, a space of about nine inches being between the two sticks of each stall. When we are leaving out the cows we raise the loops, and push out the movable sticks.
Some of the cows are tied
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Our farm animals are ten cows, five calves, four heifers, four sheep, two pigs and a horse. The domestic animals are a cat and a dog. We also keep poultry - fifty hens, a turkey, four geese, and eighteen ducks.
The names of the cows are Whooley cow because we bought her from a man named Donald Whooley; Coughlan's cow because we bought her from Mrs. Coughlan of Durrus; Yellow Horns because her horns are of a yellowish colour; Black Puss because her mouth is black; the Kerry cow because she is black and small; Tommy's cow because we bought her from a man named Tommy Coppinger; the Polly cow because she has no horns; the No Tailed Cow because her tail is very short; Kelleher's cow because she was sick once and we brought Kelleher, the veterniry surgeon to her and the red Cow because she is red. The cows are tied in stalls. The stalls are made of timber. Each stall consists of two sticks, the bottom ends of which are stuck
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2019-11-21 14:21
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The hens sleep in a house called the fowl - house. They lay their eggs inside in boxs' which are in the house. They sleep every night on perches. We hatch the eggs in Spring. We put thirteen eggs in a box and we put a clucking hen down on them. The eggs are three weeks hatching before the chickens come out. We know if there is a bird in the egg by putting the egg up between us and the light, and if there is a black spot in the egg there is a bird in it. Long ago the people used to keep the hens in a coop in the kitchen.
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has a hasp attached to it. For the other there is an oblong hole made in the top plank. It can move backwards and forwards. When tying a cow we push out the stake of wood, the cow puts her head and neck between the stakes, then we pull in the stake and put the hasp on it.
When letting out a cow we take the hasp off the stake and then we push the stake backwards and the cow takes out her head.
When calling the hens we say Tuck! Tuck!
When calling the calves we say Suck! Suck!
When calling the ducks we say Feen! Fenn!
When calling the geese we say hi - hag!
When calling the dog we say Shep! Shep!
When calling the cat we say puss! puss!
When calling the turkey we say Tee! Tee!
When calling the pigs we say bon! bon!
When calling the sow we say hursh! hursh!
When calling the chikens we say chik!
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has a hasp attached to it. For the other there is an oblong hole made in the top plank. It can move backwards and forwards. When tying a cow we push out the stake of wood, the cow puts her head and neck between the stakes, then we pull in the stake and put the hasp on it.
When letting out a cow we take the hasp off the stake and then we push the stake backwards and the cow takes out her head.
When calling the hens we say Tuck! Tuck!
When calling the calves we say Suck! Suck!
When calling the ducks we say Feen! Fenn!
When calling the geese we say hi - hag!
When calling the dog we say Shep! Shep!
When calling the cat we say puss! puss!
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2019-11-20 08:50
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Jack Hannan was an ancient tailor and he used to go from house to house. He was a good tailor and is living yet. Tailor Kelly would go to all houses sewing and patching and he would until the clothes would be made.
Long ago the people would spin their own material's and the tailors would come and make it. But now the journeymen tailors are gone and the local people have to go to the town tailors to get their clothes made.
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There are pictures placed in our house in honour of the Saints, Pictures of our Lady of Perpetual Souccer of our Lady of Prague and of St Patrick.
Holy and Mistle Toe are emblems of Christmas. Palm on Palm Sundays is still used. This palm is left in the out offices along with May flowers. The palm is placed over the animals and the May flowers are thrown at the door.
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2019-11-20 08:28
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There is a man called James Donaghy of Drummond who lived in a mudwall cabin. The fire was in the centre of the house. There was a hole in the roof for the smoke to go through.
The windows were holes in the walls and at night there was a bottle of hay stuck in the window.
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2019-11-20 08:22
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In olden times the houses were thatched with tow. It was pocured by the farmers from flax. Each farmer grew his own tow for thatch. In former times the old houses had a bed in the kitchen It was placed at the back wall There is one of them in our house yet. The fire was placed at the Gable.
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2019-11-20 08:15
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When they went to the bed all they found there was a bit of an old stick all of a sudden they heard the galloping of horses in the street.
The man grabbed the tongs and out he ran to rescue his wife. The street was in an uproar. Fairies dashing here and there and everywhere on galloping horses and in the middle of them his wife on a huge white horse going faster than anyone. The man was afraid the horses would trample on him and so he could not move from the door The white horse went quicker and quicker and finally threw the old woman against the gable of the stable. The fairies
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2019-11-20 07:59
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About two hundred years ago an old woman and her husban were living in Longfield in a house now occupied by the Hamilton family. One night the woman got very sick and the man decided to go for the doctor.
The old woman cried and did not want him to go. She said if he went that she would be riding on a white horse through the street when he would come back and that he would have an awful Job trying to get her down of the horse with the tongs.
Away the man went and in a few hours returned with the doctor
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2019-11-20 07:45
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returned home to ask the wishes.
The woman was making up what what she could buy with money she had. The beetle had been broken and she had not enough money to buy a bettle. and the bettle appeared into her hand. The man said he wished that the beetle was stuck in her hand and he said he wished it was taking out so they had there three wishes used.
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2019-11-20 07:33
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About fifty years ago a man and his wife were going to town with the horse and cart. The man suddenly saw a fairy by the roadside looking for something. Out he jumped and caught the fairy.
He kept his eye on the fairy and said he would kill the fairy if he would not tell him were the crock of gold was hidden.
The fairy said he had been caught before and that he gave his one and only crock to get free. He had no gold but he would give the three wishes.
The man let the fairy go on his way and he started the horse again for town. The wife and he decided to wait until they
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2019-11-19 15:25
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There was a house & every night there was cardplaying in it. This man used to go every night & they played for money.
There would be arguing & bad talk going on.
This man had to walk a mile & a half home by a short cut through the "Bull track. This night a man was sitting on a stone waiting for him. They started to talk & the stranger took out a deck of cards & they started to play.
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would not tell
They asked him what he would like as a present. He asked for land on which to build a church. This he got on condition that there would never be a bell put on the church. Even now there is no bell on the church.
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2019-11-19 15:09
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houses have no rent to pay. They have free light and fire and seven shillings per week for life. The tenents were selected by the clergy of both denominations.
This story is told about the burial of Lord 'Blayney. On the day of the funeral two horses were in the hearse and after going on a few yards they stood "still" and refused to go on. Two more were put "in" but it was no good and finally two more were put in but still they would not move. A priest was standing near and he said that he would get the corpse to the graveyard
He ordered the people to loose the horses out and put his pony "in". Immediately the pony moved off and the funeral was carried out.
That evening some of Lord 'Blayney's friends took the priest out for a row on Muckno Lake. They asked him how he got the hearse to move but he
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The most famous landlord in this district was Lord 'Blayney. This country was taken of the Mac Mahons the old Irish chieftains and given to Lord 'Blayney Mac Mahons castle was partly demolished and Lord 'Blayney built a new castle which is still there.
Many people say that this occured during the time of Cromwell. Lord 'Blayney was a good landlord although a story is told concerning his burial which the old people tell to show that he was the "devil himself".
Lord 'Blayney left money to the bank to build houses for the old people who had no means of living but were respectable.
Twenty houses were built and ten were to be given to Catholics and the other ten to Protestants. The people in these
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town was changed.
It is from this old story that our parish and our lake Muckno, the Killarney of the North got their names.
Many people hold that at sunset one can see a "rode through the water from Mullandoe to the Demesne.
Many years ago the lower part of Muckno Lake was a swamp and was called Loch Eochta. Lord Blayneys ancestor's in order to beautify their holdings had the Fane river damed to flood this swamp. There was a road through this swamp which was used by the people around here to go to Blayney directly or to go to the Dundalk road. It is the road can be traced in the loc and around which the stories grew.
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only that but the stones were vanishing after a few days of this they decided to sit up and see what was happening.
Midnight came and suddenly a black pig was seen swiming towards Mullandoe. Up he came to the wall that had been built that day and hacked at it until he had it down. He then started to swim across the lake towards Mac Mahons castle with a stone in his mouth each time. St Maeldoid took this as a sign that a church was not to be built there so he abandoned the idea. The old town of this district was at Mullandoe. But when the planters came and Lord Blayney built the castle in the Demesne the site of the old
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while in the centre is a huge tree. In this tree hundreds of pins can be seen. This is a belief that if you stick a pin in this tree in the name of the Holy Trinity you will be cured of the toothache.
There is a wishing stone in this graveyard and anyone who sits in it for the first time will have their wish granted.
The following story is related about Mullandoe.
Many years ago St. Maeldoid and some monks decided to be build a church in Mullandoe
They procured stones and set to work. On going out each morning they discovered that there previous days work had been knocked down and not
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2019-11-18 07:40
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In the parish of Muckno there are three Catholic graveyard and two Protestant ones, Castleblayney and Oram are Catholic and still in use while Mullandoe famous over the North is closed. Francis Kieran of Drumakill was the last man buried there (1915) Frankfort and the Grove are two non - Catholic graveyards
Mullandoe graveyard is round and raised from the surrounding fields like a fort. It slopes gently towards Muckno lake (to the East) which lies a short way below it.
The churchyard is surrounding by a hill of trees
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St Patrick threw his sword after it Again he missed and the sword cut one of the two stones in two.
Tired by his exertions St Patrick lay on the stone which was not cut and slept until morning. The mark of his ribs and his fingers is there yet
Next morning he set out in persuit of the serpent. He overtook it and killed it at Lough Derg
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2019-11-14 15:40
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About a quarter of a mile from our school (Dromore) there are two lakes adjoining. The near is called Lough Peter from time immemorial. The farther one is called Lough Patrick is in the townland of Drumlougher Crossmaglen Co., Armagh. The "Border" goes through Lough Peter.
In a field owned by John mc Cooey and on the shores of Lough Patrick there are two large stones about which this story is told
St Patrick was on his way to Armagh and was passing Lough Patrick when he saw a large "serpent" (snake) sometimes used) From Tir Island he threw two big stones but failed to hit it The stones are about 30 feet from the water both is about four feet by two. feet. The serpent was escaping when
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2019-11-13 07:57
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My Grandfather minds the night of the big wind. He was about ten years of age. The Fish were blown out of Lough Patrick and they were lying on Drommond hill and people gathered them.
Many roofs were blown down and nothing left but the standings walls.
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2019-11-13 07:52
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a more central town.
A fair was formly held in the old town of marnakill. It was abandoned because the buyers would not turn up
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2019-11-13 07:45
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The local fairs are mostly held in towns. The town fair is held in the Fair is held in the Fair Green. Toll is not paid on cattle. When the animals are sold a certain mark is put on them by cutting some of the hair or by a mark of ciel. The luckpenny in pigs and sheep is from 1/= to 2/6. In cattle it is 2/6 to 10/= In horses 10/= to £2 0s. 0d. The Bargain is made by the contracting pair clapping hands. Special fairs are held in Dundalk every year for the sale of sheep and horses. The biggest fairs of the year is the November and the May fair.
A fair was formly held in Cullyhanna it was a small village and the village was not very popular so it was decided to hold it in Crossmaglen
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2019-11-12 15:07
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of turf and a spark went up the chimney and caught fire to the soot. They were for long and long trying to get it out and when the did it was nearly burned to the ground
Ever since it goes on fire because it is a narrow chimney and fill's full of soot very soon.
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2019-11-12 15:01
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About 4 years ago a house of Connors near Crossmaglen went on fire with the fusing of the electric lamps. It was burned to the ground. The bulb of the lamp burst and a spark caught to the roof and lit up the whole house. A stack of hay was in the yard behind the house and a spark caught and burned it to the ground. This burning match happened on some day of April no one can tell the date they only can tell the month in 1934. A house of John Mac Conville's went on fire two years ago and only they saw it in time it would have been burned to the ground. They were churning and there was a bad fire
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tradition that this fort is hollow and that a cave goes from it to Christy Kieran's hill in Tullyraghan about a mile away. This fort now owned by Mr Wilson was once the property of Mr William Bailey. He got a local labourer Tom Hanratty now dead (one year) to plough the Rath. Shortly afterwards his neck and legs became twisted. This twisting is said to have caused his death and was supposed to be a punishment for interfearing with the fort.
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The nearest fort to the school is Wilsons fort. Situated in the townland of Dromore about one mile from the school. It command's a view of the country for miles around. On the northern side can be seen Molyash mountain Sliabh Gullion and the fews mountain Eight lakes can be seen from here. Muckno, lake, Gouldtraps lake. Loughrus. Lough Patrick. Lough Jemmie Lough Peter. Stringers Lough linne.
Some people call this a rath. Corliss fort can be seen from here and Anny Art forth. This fort is circular in shape. It is raised about five feet above the fields around It is faced with stones. Rushes and whines are growing round it now. There is a Local
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2019-11-12 10:02
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the candle could be burned out.
Miss Murtagh (72) of Tullyraghan has in her possession a candlestick which has a wooden base while Mr. Felix Kieran of Drumakill has a whole iron one with three claws on it as a stand. There is two holders on this and the lower one can be moved up and down. The "pincers" are also on this candlestick.
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2019-11-12 09:55
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Candles of different kinds were made locally. The rush and the resin candle. A rush was peeled and left over for several day to dry. Fat was melted in a cam or oval shaped melted pot.
The dried rush was drawn through the hot fat and left to cool. This was done several times until the candle was of the required thickness.
Candlesticks used in those days were very big An iron stand was made by a smith and driven into a wooden stand. Beside the hold for the candle there was an affair like pincers so that the butt of
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2019-11-12 09:37
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A rush was peeled and dried. Fat and grease was melted in a little oval shaped like an iron pot called a "cam". The rush was then drawn through the fat and let dry and then drawn again. This process was repeated until the candle was of the required thickness. Sometimes a cord was used instead of a rush.
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2019-11-12 09:31
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We have five cows six calves three heifers seven sheep thirteen lambs three goats two mares and a horse one cat two dogs forty hens. The cows names are the Spotty cow because she has white spots Grey cow because she is Grey curley cow roan heifer. When driving out the cattle we say "How "How". The cow house is 14 feet in length and eight feet broad and it is called the byer. The cows are tied to wooden stakes with chains and they are tied around the neck. There are stands for eight cows the first of May the people throw may flowers to keep good luck.
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2019-11-12 09:30
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When the people are calling the hens they say "juck" "juck" When they are calling the ducks they say "tweet" "tweet". The pigs gurry gurry and the horses foaly. Turkeys "pee peep. The stable is 18 feet in length and 10 feet broad. The horses are tied with a halter attached to the manger. They are fed with hay and oats.
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2019-11-12 09:19
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We have five cows six calves three heifers seven sheep thirteen lambs three goats two mares and a horse one cat two dogs forty hens. The cows names are the Spotty cow because she has white spots Grey cow because she is Grey curley cow roan heifer. When driving out the cattle we say "How How". The cow house is 14 feet in length and eight feet broad and it is called the byer. The cows are tied to wooden stakes with chains and they are tied around the neck. There are stands for eight cows the first of May the people throw may flowers to keep good luck.
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Oisin stayed in the Land of Youth for three hundred years. One day he returned home to see his father when he was returning home he saw a crowd of men trying to lift a big stone of marble there were other men building a church. He stooped to lift the stone and the saddle girths broke and he fell to the grown. He became an old aged man. He was taken to Saint Patrick who taught his the Gospel and the true Faith.
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One day Fionn Mac Cool and his son Oisín were in the forest hunting with their comrades near the lakes of Killarney. In a little while they saw coming towards them a lovely maiden riding on a swift horse she wore a coat of silk and a golden Crown on her head. The horse had golden shoes and a golden saddle. When she came up to them she spoke to Fionn saying, "O Prince saying long and is the Journey that I have come the day Tell us thy name said Fionn Niamh of the golden Hair she answered,. and my father has sent me for your son Oisín. Oisín went with her to the Land of Youth and married her. The maiden told him that in the land of Youth thou will grow old.
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2019-11-12 08:47
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One day Fionn Mac Cool and his son Oisín were in the forest hunting with their comrades near the lakes of Killarney. In a little while they saw coming towards them a lovely maiden riding on a swift horse she wore a coat of silk and a golden Crown on her head. The horse had golden shoes and a golden saddle. When she came up to them she spoke to Fionn saying, "O Prince saying long and is the Journey that I have come the day Tell us thy name said Fionn Niamh of the golden Hair she answered,.and my father has sent me for your son Oisín. Oisín went with her to the Land of Youth and married her. The maiden told him that in the land of Youth thou will grow old.
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the cure of the strain by Praying. He visits the sufferer three times. Each time he makes the sign of the cross on the sprained part with his thumb and
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Toothache.
In olden times there were not many doctors, and people used to make their own medicines and cure their own ailments.
There is a man named John Mc Cabe, Longfield, Castleblayney has the cure of the toothahe. He writes a prayer on a piece of paper and tells you not to read it but continually carry it about.
Mumps
The cure of the mumps is made by putting donkey winkers on the Sufferer and leading them into a pig sty and out again three times on three consecutive days. Any male person can make this if their parents are alive.
Strain
In this locality James Beagan has
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2019-11-11 14:38
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About 40 years ago there lived a man named Paddy Markey. He was a native of Corlis. Every Friday he would run to Crossmaglen and back without stopping unless in the town. He died about four years ago and he was aged about seventy years. He could beat any man in his townland a race backways.
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and ammunition on his back. He never wet any of them. He carried back the game with the clothes a gien. The distance from Dairy Hill to the Demesne is over a half a mile He died in 1923 aged 88 years.
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Bernard Ó h-Ír was a native of Drommond Crossmaglen Co, Armagh. He lived in a mudwall cabin. His farm is now owned by James Duncan. He use swim three times around Lough Patrick and it is two miles. He saved several men in Lough Patrick. One was a shoemaker. Bernard ó h-Ír afterwards lived in Keady and he died in 1927 aged 90 years.
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Willie Mac Bride Native of Corratante speciments of his hunting prowess can be seen until this day in Park's window Castleblayney one of the speciments is a 42 lb pike. He was a great Poacher and he would swim from Dairy hill in to the Demeane with clothes, gun,
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Micky Conlon a Native of Mullaghbawn Crossmaglen Co, Armagh he lifted a stone 25 cwts on Tier Hill. He died in 1903.
Peter Conlon Anamar walked 100 miles in ten hours and thirty five minutes. He died in 1899 and he could lift a 40 stone sack on his own back.
John Mac Mahon was a man about 7 ft in height. He could go under any horse and lift him of his feet. This man lived near Crossmaglen and he died about twenty years ago.
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When the sky is full of stars the people say the night will freege.
When the stars are dim it is a sign of rain.
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When there is a Rainbow in the evening people believe it will be rain.
A rainbow at night is the sailors delight a rainbow at morning is the sailors warning
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When the sky is cloudly and misty it is the sign of rain.
If you see the clouds dark and grey it is going to be thunder and lightening.
If the clouds are moving it is going to rain.
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When there is a ring round round the moon it is a sign of rain.
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When there are streamers from the sun it is going to be a wet evening
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When the sun sets very very red in the sky people believe the next day will be a good day.
When the sun goes down bright it is the sign of a bad day the next day.
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Once upon a time there was a woman called Margaret Bailey. One time a man caught her sucking a cow. The man who owned the cow was Mr Brennan. He always kept a pair of greyhounds. One morning he caught her sucking the cow in the shape of a hare. The dogs followed her and drew her blood. The man followed the hare and the dogs until he came to a house were a woman resided.
When the man had seen her she was bleeding. He pulled out his knife and marked the sign of the cross on her forehead and from that on he never missed any more milk.
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What goes over the water without making a sound.
Ans. A Shadow.
Why does a man look into his pipe.
Because he cannot look out of it.
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Ans. An asse's tail.
Why are the feathers of a cock always smooth.
Ans. Because he carries his comb about with him.
The man that made it did not want it the man that bought it never used it and the man that used it never seen it. What is it.
Ans. A coffin.
Spell broken down ditches in three letters.
Ans. Gap.
Why does a hen cross the road.
Ans. To get to the other side.
What is taken from you before you get it.
Ans. A photograph.
What is taken to the table and cut and never ate.
Ans. A deck of cards.
What is bought by the yard and worn by the foot.
Ans. A carpet.
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son has a sister how many children has he.
Ans. eleven.
You have it and I have not it and you use more than me that has it.
Ans. Your name.
Why does a hen pick a pot.
Ans. Because she cannot lick it.
What goes round the house and round the house and sleeps in the corner at night.
Ans. The twig.
What always walks with its head down.
Ans. A nail in a man's boot.
What has a head and cannot get a hat to fit it.
Ans. A Brae.
If a shovel and tonges cost eighteen and sixpence what will a ton of coal come to.
Ans. Ashes.
What is it that was never seen before.
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How could you compare an ass to a stamp.
Ans. The ass goes on with a lick of the stick and the stamp goes on with a lick of the tongue.
Down in yon meadow there is a cup and in the cup there is a drop and everyone must tate that. What is it.
Ans. Death.
I went up the path and down the path and I carried the path on my back.
Ans. A ladder.
Why is a school master like an engine driver.
Ans. One minds the train and the other trains the mind.
If a man has ten sons and each
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The hidden treasure is supposed to be buried in the Vicinity of a "lonebush" standing in a field near a springwell on a farm once owned by Michael Mallon. This farm is situated in the townland of Drumlougher about three miles from Crossmaglen Co,. Armagh and about five miles from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. Some believe it was placed there by the fairies and others believe it was placed there by the Raparees.
James Mallon dug for it but could not find it. He cut the lonebush and took some it home to roof the byre. When he went out the next morning the cow was standing up dead.
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the fairies had taken it away.
A few years later his brother Joe Bailey tried to investigate it but the results proved negative.
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At the narrow gurgling stream John Bailey died about thirty years ago. He was resident of Drumlougher, Crossmaglen, County Armagh. As he was ploughing in his field called the "River field" he heard a hollow sound. Digging down about four feet he came across a flat stone.
He decided to investigate it and unearthed it and under the flat stone was gold. He covered it up again and went on with his ploughing. He decided that he would come back the following night. When he came back he had a spade, a pick and a bag for gold but when he came back and dug in several parts of the field where he though the gold had been hidden he could not find it so he though that
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under the cows for a bed. We clean out the cow - house every day. We tie the cows with ropes by the horns. There is a block of timber from one end of the house to the other. We tie one end of the rope firmly on the stick. In the other end there is a loop made by a running knot. To tie the cows we put the loop around the cows' horns and then we squeeze it. To loosen the cows we loosen the loop and then we take the rope off over the cows' horns.
We tie some of the cows in stalls. There is a plank of timber across the cow - house. Both of its ends are fixed in the walls. It is down on the ground and is about two feet out from the other wall. About five feet over this is another plank.
Each stall is made of two stakes of timber which are fixed in the lower plank. They also go through the upper plank. One is in a fixed position and the other can be moved. The one that is in fixed position
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The farm animals at home are: - eight cows, two horses, six calves, two pigs and one donkey. The domestic animals are: - three cats and one dog. We also have fifty hens, one turkey and ten ducks. The names of the cows are Bantry, Dandy, Drimen, Black, Camier, Nancy, Big cow, and Kerry. Bantry is so called because we bought her in Bantry fair. Dandy is so called because she is small. Drimen is so called because there are white hairs growing on her back. Black is so called because she is black. Camier is so called because we bought her from a man named Willie Camier. Kerry is so called because she has Kerry horns. When we are driving the cows in or to the field we say how! how! The cow - house is high and slated. The walls of it are made of stone and are dashed. We never white - wash them. We put straw and rushes
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There is a travelling man named Paddy Cronin. He calls to our house about once every second month. When he comes he stays for the night. He has been doing so for about seven years. He is very poor. He sells studs, tie - pins and laces. Several people buy from him. He is generally welcome. When he comes in he sits by the fireside, and asks to stay for the night. We give him him tea and then he tells stories about fights he often had when he used to be drunk. He brings news from distant lands. He always travels alone on foot. When sports or races are in Ballydehob, he always comes a few days or a week before - hand so that my father would hire him and then he could have a drink the day of the races.
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Seán Dearg was another traveller who used to call to our house very often. He knew a lot of Irish. Sometimes he used to work and earn money. When he got old he got blind, so he went into Clonakilty Home. He is now ninety two years, and is still living. Every Christmas he gets tobacco and whiskey from those who knew him in his youth.
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Arthur Murphy said that he once lived in Dublin, his mother died and left ten boys in the family. His father was very poor so he put Arthur into an Industrial school. When he was sixteen years he was let out. He did not know where his home was so he went begging. Sometimes he used to work and earn money but he was too lazy to work; he would not tie his shoes any day.
Crooky said that his name was Jerry Driscoll but that he was fishing for trout with dynamite he lit the fuse and kept it too long in the hand until it blasted and then he got a crook.
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seat for him. Next morning we gave him his breakfast and he went out to work. When my mother went to call him to the dinner he was gone away, and we never saw him since.
Mike Ryan goes from house to house selling small articles, such as brooches, pins, laces and buttons. He carries these things in a hand basket.
Jerry the pockets used to come to our house, but he is dead with many years. He got that name because he used to have three or four pockets in his coat, and the pockets used be always full of rags and papers. Jerry Donovan was his proper name, and he said that he was a cousin of Diarmuid O'Donovan Rossa.
Another beggar was Shea the sticks
He had the same stick for about six years. He used to patch the worn parts with timber and leather.
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Dannie Daly is an old man and he has a long grey whisker. He goes about playing a fiddle. When I was very young he came to our house for lodging, and he told my mother that he was in a house one night, and at twelve o'clock he saw a man who had been dead nine years writing on the ceiling. He also said that he has no expectations of going to heaven, since he is not making any effort for it. I was frightened when I heard him talking that way, and I stayed lying near the table all night. Daly is said to be insane. He is a native of Dunmanus, but his sister whom he lived with put him out of the house.
Frank Minihane goes around looking for work, but he does not remain long anywhere. One evening in the month of August some years ago he came to our house. We were cutting the corn and he said he would help. We gave him his supper and made a bed on the
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Malone is a native of North Kerry. He travels on foot. It is said that he was in college to be a priest, but he got queer. He takes lodging, but he never takes alms. When he comes we give him his supper. He is very well educated and always uses big words when talking. He wears a long coat like that of a priest, and a hard hat.
He came to our house one night last August. We told him that there were rats in the kitchen and he spent the greatest part of the night walking about the kitchen and examining the rat holes behind the dresser.
He came for lodging another night, and before we went to bed he went to the door, and he said that the next day would be terribly wet. The next day, however, turned out gloriously fine. He says that he has a musty taste in his mouth when he awakes on a wet morning.
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Travelling people call at my home. A beggar called Coakley and one Tom Malone are those who call the oftenest. Other beggars who sometimes call are Mike Ryan, Frank Minihane, and Dannie Daly called Dan the Fiddler.
Coakley is a native of Ballineen He travels on foot and carries a bag on his bag. He calls once in about three months. It is in the evening he comes and after leaving he travels on for Durrus. He never takes lodging, and he says that he never slept in a dwelling house with twenty two years. He sleeps in hay sheds and barns. When he comes he has a great deal of news. We usually give him a copper or a couple of eggs, but in the Summer when the new potatoes are being dug, he likes to get potatoes. Coakley is a middle aged man, and he is always very pale and tossed looking.
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fire and the man did so. When it was bedtime the man wanted to quench the fire but Tom would not let him and told him the fire would be alright so the man went off to bed. At about one o'clock the man arose and he smelled burning. He ran downstairs and Tom had about four bags of turf around the fire There was oil descending from the clevey and it was on fire Tom had his shoes off heating his toes to the fire. The man told him to clear out of the house but Tom took his shoe and with the intention of flinging it at the man drove it through the glass cupboard breaking the glass and the ware inside. The man threw the shoe out in the yard and Tom went out swearing and cursing and saying his "socking" was all wet
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A travelling man named Coakley used come to our house until a few years ago. He used be doing so for many years. He used not be selling any articles but he used always ask for horse's hair. Everywhere he used to go he used be welcome. He used always sleep in the barn. Potatoes were what he used take as alms but he used take eggs sometimes. When he would come we would give him tea and he used always have a sweet cake with him. Then he used have potatoes if they were boiled for the cows or pigs. He used have potatoes in a bag and he used carry them to Ballydehob for to sell them.
Tom Gearn was a half simple headstrong old man. One night a man gave him lodging. He ordered the man to put down a
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John Jago was the landlord over Derrycarhoon and Rathrawane. He lived in Westfield Aughadown. He was noted to be a bad landlord. Once a man was short one shilling in the rent and he should go home again for it. He left the district about ten years ago. He had a son named Abraham and when he died he gave him his lands and property.
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Robert Swanton was the landlord over the districts of Fortview, Bawnashanaclough, Sparragradda, Gortnagrue, Droumkeal, Derryliharde, and Shronagree. He was called Deaf Robert, He was claiming a bog from another man. He told him to clear out of the bog. The man struck him with the shovel and deafened him. Shots were fired at him the time of the land - league. His eye was shot out. His son was called Yellow George. He was landlord after him.
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Robert Hutchison Swanton, the Ballybawn house, Ballydehob, was the landlord over Ballybawn, Scarteenacuileann and lands in Lisheen. He was called "Course" because he used to be all the time saying "of course a mhic ó". He was a very bad landlord. One Sunday a beggar man came to the door looking for alms and Course shot him dead. Then he got his men to bury him in the garden near the house. The people used to be afraid to walk the road near the house for fear he would shoot them. He used to keep a pack of beagles and hunters and if anybody had their gardens earthed he would ride his horses through them. If anybody had good dogs or hounds he would take them away because he did not want anybody to have anything as good as himself. If anybody had a good horse he would take him away.
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they will shed a tear.
My hour it is approaching for death I must prepare
Before the throne of justice my soul will soon appear
When the Virgin queen of martyrs will be my advocate,
For God to show me mercy on the great accounting day
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I am the man who shot Willie Bird and
left him in his gore
When cruel and wicked evidence against me did appear
The jury did not hesitate to brand me with the crime
The judge in passing sentence to me made this reply
On the eleventh day of January Tim Cadogan you shall die
From the court house dock I was sent back to a shameful gallows tree,
Where I must end my youthful days in pain and agony
May God forgive my enemies who brought me here to die,
Their conscience will accuse them as long as they are alive.
In health I was at home for many a Christmas night.
But here inside Cork County jail Ill spend the last in life.
May God forgive my enemies and those I love so dear.
When I am in my prison grave for me
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The following song was composed about Timothy Cadogan Coomdelame who was hanged for the murder of William Birde a Bantry landlord.
Farewell to friends and relatives at home and far away,
The sword of death will cut away my thread of life this day,
With heart and hand I write those lines for my country men to see,
That I am going to face my God on a shameful gallow tree.
A sad and dreary month has passed since I was guilty found,
For the murder of W. S. Birde that day in Bantry town,
On the eleventh day of January I am summoned to appear,
Before the judgement seat of God my sentence there to hear.

It was cruel and wicked evidence that swore my life away,
I never thought it would be my lot to die in Cork County jail,
Till December 1900 my prosecutors swore,
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In nineteen twenty one Wood gave information to the British forces and he was going to be shot so he left for Skibbereen and afterwards he went to England. Then the Republican Army burned his house. Before they burned it they took away whatever value was in it.
Father Murphy Schull was speaking at political meetings during the time of the land league. The chiefs what he was saying. They wanted to get a warrant signed for his arrest. Yellow George and a man from Schull signed the warrant. The priest said that "whoever would sign the warrant would never write again". While he was signing it his hand shook and remained shaking ever afterwards.
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The local landlords were the Swantons who had the lands of Fortview, Sparragradda, Derrylaharde, Gortnagrough and Bawnashanaclougha.
The landlords were known as James Swanton, Yellow George, the Doctor and Wood. The family had been settled in the district for about three centuries. Wood was looked upon as a good landlord. There were no plantings or evictions ever carried on in the districts during his time. Wood's great - grandfather James Swanton bought the land at a terribly reduced price from a wounded soldier.
James Swanton divided the land into several farms. Tenants were often punished for hunting rabbits in brakes of furze. They used be summoned and be often fined more than ten shillings. Robert Swanton was James Swanton's son. Robert Swanton had a son and his name was George Swanton but the people knew him as Yellow George because he had a Yellow face.
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May Tim Cadogans spirit rest in peace,
In that bright happy home.
In that heavenly land beyond the clouds,
When parting is no more.
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II
A Birde was winged that morning,
A minion of the crowd,
No loss was he to Bantry,
Nor to any other town.
A magpie or a crow,
His spirit proud could tame,
A rough and rugged son of toil,
From the Kerry hills he came.
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Another trial the jury packed,
The Spawn of Cromwells breed,
To hang this gallant Irishman,
At last they did succeed.
He was murdered in old Ireland,
Far across the dark blue sea,
A thousand men like Cadogan,
Would set old Ireland free.
IV
And now his spirit hovers,
From Cork to Bantry Bay,
For Dukelow and for Denis,
They both swore his life away.
The grass they tread will wither,
And never again will grow,
When trampled by Iscariots,
Like Denis and Dukelow.
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G.W. Birde, Bantry, was the landlord over Bantry. He was a bad landlord. He was going to evict a Cadogan man from near Bantry because he would not pay him the rent. One day as he was collecting rent in Bantry he was shot. They suspected that it was Tim Cadogan shot him.
A Denis man from Whiddy and a Dukelow girl from Ballydehob swore that they saw Tim Cadogan with a revolver in his hand. Tim Cadogan was hanged on January 11th, in the year 1901. There was a song composed about Cadogan.
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Tim Cadogan was a farmer's son,
His lawful debts he paid,
Of landlord nor of bailiff,
He never was afraid.
One day he went to Bantry town,
'Twas in the afternoon,
As he had often done before,
In Winter time and June.
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the first Lord Mayor of New York.
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Robert Swanton, Ballydehob, was the landlord over Dreenaclough. He was reckoned a good landlord. He never evicted people. The land was divided into farms under his guidance but it was never divided between members of family in marriage. He would take cattle or work instead of rent money. Denis Sweeney, Dreenaclough refused to pay the rent.
Robert took a cow instead. He killed the cow and when he opened her there were two dead calves inside in her. If a person wanted to drain the land Robert would send men to drain it and then he would raise the rent on the tenant.
He gave the Catholics a site for a new church in Ballydehob. He told them to take whatever site they would like. The Protestants were angry with him and sought to kill him but he escaped in a meat barrell and went to America. Afterwards he became
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A Birde was winged that morning,
A minion of the crown,
He was no loss to Bantry,
Or any other town.
A magpie or a crow his spirit proud could tame,
A rough and rugged son of toil,
From the Kerry hills he came.
The grass they tread will wither,
and ne'er again will grow,
When trampled by such tyrants,
As Dennis and Dukelow.
The jury found him guilty,
On a bleak December day,
The judge made up his mind,
To take his life away.
On suspicion was poor Cadogan,
Condemned to shame and death,
He's buried in old Ireland,
Down Erin's lovely Lee,
A thousand men like Cadogan,
Would set poor Ireland free.
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2019-11-03 16:02
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Timothy Cadogan was a farmer's son,
His lawful debts he paid,
Of landlord or of bailiff he was never yet afraid,
He came into Bantry, it was in the afternoon,
As he had often done before,
In Winter time and June
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Coomdelame near Glengarriff. Some time later on the twenty first of February in the year one thousand, nine hundred Brde was shot in his office at Bantry
Two people, one a Dennis man, a native of Whiddy island, and the other a Dukelow girl of Bantry, said that they had seen Cadogan on the platform outside Birde's office with a revolver in his hand. Cadogan was arrested on the night of the murder. In July the case was tried in Cork, and the jury disagreed. It was tried again in December. Cadogan was condemned to death, and on the eleventh on January, one thousand, nine hundred and one he was hanged.
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and his father, Robert Stanton were returning from Skibbereen. At the crooked bridge the father was shot through the eye. He died shortly after. The murderer was never known. This happened about the year one thousand, eight hundred and eighty four, the same year as Yellow George signed the warrant. Down at Fortview there is a headstone with Yellow George's name encarved on it. Yellow George got this headstone put there in the year one thousand, eight hundred and eighty six. The land is now bought by the Land Comission with the exception of a farm at Gortnagroe where a Draper man lives and a farm in Sparragradda where a man named Mahony lives. These farms still belong to Wood and Mahony and Draper are caretaking them for him. Another lot of land in Fortview still belongs to Wood and a Swanton man is caretaking it.
Birde, a Bantry landlord, evicted Timothy Cadogan from a farm at
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mansion in Gortnagroe. It is uninhabited. Near it there is a house which contains covered cars, side cars and various farm implements. The door of the house is locked, and the articles inside were not used since Wood's time.
Yellow George signed a warrant against Father Murphy, a parish priest in Schull. Father Murphy had said that whoever would sign the warrant would never write again. True to the priest's word, the hands of Yellow George, and of the man who signed the warrant with him, were shaking ever after. The day of the priest's arrest happened to be a fair day in Ballydehob. The people heard that the priest was to be arrested. They all left their work, and the men and women set out for Schull. It was a beautiful July evening. They threw bottles and everything they could lay hands on at the priest's captors, and released the priest.
One Saturday evening Yellow George
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Yellow George and Robert Wood were the landlords of this district. Yellow George was a strict Protestant. He was called that name because of his yellow tawny skin. They were landlords of Derrylihard, Droumkeel, Fortview, Sparragrada and Shronagree and Gortnagroe. They were looked upon as bad landlords, since they never gave an abatement in the rent. They put costs on the tenants if they did not pay when the rent fell due. The land was let to dairymen by them for some time. It was then divided into farms among tenants.
Wood was a native of Rosscarbery George Swanton, called Yellow George was his uncle, and he left him the property. Wood lived in Fortview During the troubled times about seventeen years ago his mansion was burned to ruins. He then lived in Skibbereen for some time. He now resides in England and is a fairly young man still. Wood has another
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house."
"Where there is a will there is a way."
"Think before you act and look before you leap."
"When you are down, down with you".
"You cannot have your loaf and eat it".
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
"Never take the book by its cover".
"A friend in need is a friend indeed."
"What man proposes God disposes."
"Whom the Lord loves he punishes."
"Sleep is a brother to death."
"There is only a while in everything"
"Sense bought is better than sense taught"
"There is never smoke without fire."
"It is no good to shed tears the day after the fair."
"Wish all men well."
"Experience teaches"
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"There is as good a fish in the sea as ever yet were caught."
"Marry in haste and repent at leisure."
"Never venture never win."
"A little at a time and that done well is as good a rule as any can tell"
"Its no use to be crying about spilled milk."
"By and by is often too easily said."
"Kind hearts are more than coronets and simple faith than Norman blood"
"Any port in a storm"
"There is many a day in seven years"
"A bird in the fist is better than two in the bush."
"Patience and perseverence made a bishop of his reverence"
"A word in the court is better than a pound in the purse."
"Cuckoo oats and woodcock hay makes the farmer run away."
"While laziness travels so slowly poverty soon overtakes it."
"Praise the bridge as you pass."
"You could not get blood out of a turnip."
"You could not get wool in a goat
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"The old dog for the long road and the pup for the boreen"
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast."
"None are so blind as that they won't see."
"Liars should have good memories."
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
"Rise with the lark, with him to bed"
"Beggars can't be choosers"
"Those who live in a house of glass should never throw a stone"
"Throwing a sprat to catch a mackerel"
"There is no stocking but gets an old shoe"
"As long as a jug is going to the well tis bound to be broken in the end."
"Immodest thoughts admit of no defence, for want of decency is want of sense"
"Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves"
"A penny out of a pound is a pond no more"
"The morning after the night before"
"The younger the chicken the sweeter the picking."
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"Spare the rod and spoil the child."
"It is not the day of the wind the day of the spars."
"Set a beggar on horseback and he'll outride the devil"
"A bird in hand is worth two in a bush"
"Necessity is the mother of invention"
"You never miss the water till the well runs dry"
"He who slings mud is losing ground"
"Two many cooks spoil the broth"
"Strike the iron while 'tis hot."
"Patience and perseverance would drive a snail to Jerusalem"
"Enough and no waste is as good as a feast"
"Not dead but gone before."
"Fools rush in where angels fear to thread"
"Tis as good to be out of the world as out of the fashion"
"Possession is eleven points of the law."
"Saying and doing are two different things."
"Work to - day you don't know how much you may be hindered on to - morrow."
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"When you think you are rich you are poor."
"Keep away from the bad person as long as you can."
"Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
"Better to go to bed supperless than to rise in debt."
"A poor man had never too many children."
"Let the young people mind what the old people say, and when danger is near to keep out of the way."
"Lost time is never found again."
"Much requires more."
"What's bound in Autumn is ripped in Spring."
"You cannot get wool in a goat house."
"A cat likes fish but dares not wet his feet."
"A sleeping fox catches no poultry.'
"A stitch in time saves nine."
"Never leave till to morrow what you can do to day."
"He that rises late must trot all day."
"Every ass must carry its own cross."
"Sure bound sure found."
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"Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you shall have corn to sell and to keep."
"As long as the night is the day comes at last."
"Rome wasn't built in a day."
"Vessels large may venture more but small boats must keep near shore."
"A rolling stone gathers no moss."
"A good beginning is half the work."
"Never venture never win."
"Too late to spare when all is spent."
"One man's meat is another mans poison."
"Too much bed makes a dull head."
"Empty vessels make most noise."
"Live horse and you'll get grass."
"Give a dog a bad name and you can hang him."
"Small parcels hold good value."
"The more the merrier."
"Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."
"Half a loaf is better than no bread."
"Better late than never."
"When the cat is out the mouse is playing."
"Time is a good storyteller."
"Gods help is nearer than the door."
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"Any port is good in a storm."
"Its like the kettle calling the pot black."
"You cannot get blood out of a turnip."
"A good run is better than a bad stand."
"There is no smoke without fire."
"Two heads are better than one even if they were two cabbage heads."
"A burned child dreads the fire."
"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."
"Every eye forms a beauty and every heart a fancy."
"A straw shows how the wind blows."
"A shut mouth catches no flies."
"Time and tide wait for no man."
"Its an ill will that blows no body good."
"After a storm there comes a calm."
"Dirty water washes clean."
"Wilful waste makes woeful want."
"The longest way around is the nearest way home."
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2019-10-15 14:41
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There are two forts in Ballybawn. Lis a' bhóthair agus Lis a' bhogais. There is supposed to be a crock of gold in Lis a ' bhogais and there are two white hounds minding it. It is surrounded by a fence of earth. Lis a' bhóthair is circular in shape. It is surrounded by a fence of earth and stone. There is a big flag covering the entrance hole. There are about four fields between the two forts Lis a' bhóthair and Lis a' bhogais.
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2019-10-15 14:07
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There is a fort in Lisheencreagh. It is called Lis. It is circular in shape and there is a fence of earth around it. Once there was a man driving a cow over it and she was milked. The Danes are supposed to have built it. It is made up of rooms underneath and they are all arched. At midnight there is music and churning heard and lights seen in them. The owners never ploughed it or sat crops on it but they cut hay off it
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2019-10-15 10:19
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You could see seven forts from Ardra fort
It is in Ardra fort the Danish chieftain who had command over the seven forts was supposed to live.
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Three men who live in the townland - Denis Quinn, Henry Kingston and Floor Mahony explored the inside of the fort. There were steps of slate descending down to the first room. The fort contained three rooms. In the first room the men entered there was a table, on which were a writing pen and paper. The second room contained a fire place and mantel - piece. As they were about to enter the third room, the door closed on them and they were driven back. They got frightened and they came out of the fort.
There is a fort in Ardra, Bantry. It is supposed that there is gold concealed in it. In the year one thousand, eight hundred and eighty eight some sea - men who came to Bantry explored the inside. They worked from Christmas until February, but did not find any gold. They found that the court contained many rooms, which were separated by large walls of stone. Some of the rooms were fifty feet deep.
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2019-10-15 09:17
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There is a fairy fort in Derrycarhoon. It is circular in shape. and surrounded by an embankment of earth. There is another fort in Shronagree. It has an entrance hole in the centre. It is surrounded by an embankment of earth. One day a man was preparing for potatoes in the field where the fort is. A woman came up to him, and asked him if he could not get any other field in which to plant his crops. The man, immediately, went home. He fell sick that night, and he was buried that day week.
There is another fort in Lisheencreagh. A Swanton man, who was buried about eight years ago, was driving cows over the fort one evening. On the way one of them stopped. She remained still for about a quarter of an hour, and he could not make her go. When the man went home, he found that the cow was milked.
There is a fort in Gortnagroe.
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2019-10-15 08:48
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There is a Fairy fort in Coosane. It is called fort by name. It is circular in shape. There is a fence of trees around it. There is an entrance hole in the centre. The Danes built the forts in olden times to live in them. Two dogs once went into Gortnagrough fort and they were never seen again. There used to be lights seen in Coosane fort long ago. The Danes were supposed to be making wine out of heath in the forts.
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2019-10-15 08:36
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There is a fort in Shronagree. It is called fort by name. You could see Derrycarhoon fort from it. They are circular in shape. There is a fence of earth around Shronagree fort. There is an entrance hole in the centre.
One day a man went sowing potatoes in Shronagree fort and a woman asked him could he get any other place to sow potatoes only in the fort. The man went home to his dinner and he got sick and he was buried that day week. The owner of the fort never interfered with it when ploughing or planting crops but hay is cut off of it and cattle feed on it.
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2019-10-15 08:15
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stopped at the entrance hole and she was milked when she was crossing the fort.
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2019-10-15 08:13
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There is a Fort in Ballybawn. There is a white hound minding it. It is circular in shape. One night a man was passing it and the hound jumped out over the fence and caught him by the leg. A few days after the man died. The Danes were supposed to live in it. There is another Fort in Lisheencreagh There is an entrance hole in the middle. Once a man was driving a cow across the fort. The cow
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2019-10-14 17:04
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they used to live in it. The fairies were supposed to live in it. One day a man was graffing the fort. A man wearing a black cloak came to him and told him to stop graffing and he did. He went home then and he was buried that day week.
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2019-10-14 16:59
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There is a fairy fort in Shronagree. The name of it is fort. It is circular in shape. There is an entrance hole in the middle of it and there is a fence of earth around it. You could see Derrycarhoon from it. The Danes were supposed to have built it and
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2019-10-14 16:53
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There is a fort in Bawnashanaclougha It is called Fortview. There is a fence of earth around it. There is no entrance hole in it. Once a man bought a cow and put her in the field of the fort. He told his wife to see to her and she did so. When the man came to the field the cow was standing in the middle of the field and looking at the fort. She then ran to the fort and remained there for about a quarter of an hour and could not be made leave it. She left the fort and ran to the gap. They drove her in the house and went to milk her but found she had no milk.
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2019-10-14 16:33
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Cure for Sore eyes: - Pay rounds to a holy well. There is a holy well in Kilcrohane called Tobar na Súl. It is used for curing sore eyes. The juice of the elder flowers is used to cure
When a child has thrush in its mouth honey and butter is rubbed to cure it.
To cure gravel pain: - boil garlic and drink the juice.
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2019-10-14 15:39
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The people visit Holy Wells and say prayers or pay rounds to cure sores. They wash the sore with the water
To cure whooping cough: - cut a white turnip into slices, put sugar between the slices and drink the juice extracted in this way.
Stretch the child under and over the donkey's back nine times
Drink the water which flows between two townlands. Drink donkey's milk.
To cure corns: - wash in water mixed with washing soda, wash in bluestone
To cure whooping - cough: - eat or drink the food left behind by a ferret.
To cure thrush: - the father would breathe into the child's mouth three times.
To cure measles: - drink donkey's milk.
To cure boils: - rub with the fasting spit or with cream. Apply a linseed meal poultice
A tongue would draw out a blackthorn.
A cure for thrush: - Boil the berries of ivy and rub the juice to it.
If a man licked a lizzard he could cure a burn by licking it
If a person hurt the bone of his leg he could cure it by standing in a stream and letting the water fall off a rock down on the sore part.
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mixed with salt to them.
To cure a whitlow: - poultice with white bread or with soap and sugar.
To cure a pain in the stomach: - poultice it with linseed meal.
Sore Eyes: - rub with cold tea, boil camomile and rub the juice to them.
To cure a toothache: - rub salt mixed with pepper to it, rub with jeyes' fluid, or tobacco, or garlick. Put a frog in the mouth.
To cure burns: - Hold the burn in front of the fire for a few minutes. Rub with hot melted butter, or hot burned cream, or hot water, olive oil or train oil or stale honey.
To prevent a burn from blistering: - cover with flour.
To cure an ear - ache: - put tea into a jug, pour boiling water on it, put your ear over the jug and cover your head with a cloth; remain that way until the heat has gone.
To cure a sore throat: - make the Sign of the Cross on it with the fasting spit. Rub with goose - grease
To cure ringworm: - rub fresh butter mixed with turpentine to it, rub with Iodine.
To heal cuts: - put ribleaf on them or apply chewed ribleaf mixed with cream to them
To cure sores: - boil the bark of the oak, honey and alum together and rub the juice to the sore.
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2019-10-11 16:10
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To cure stomach trouble and hurts inside:- boil wild sage and drink the juice
To cure pains, sprains and stiff joints:- rub goose - grease to them
To cure rheumatism: - boil bisom and drink the juice
To cure warts: - rub with dissolved bluestone, rub them with water found in a rock or stone. Put an ivy leaf under manure and when the leaf will have decayed the warts will have gone. When potatoes are boiling froth comes on the water, rub this froth to the warts and they will gradually disappear. Count the number of warts and for each put a stone into a paper bag, put the bag on the road, the person who will take the bag will take the warts. Rub the water of a holy well to them.
To cure children troubled with worms: - boil tansy and give them the juice to drink. Wet a lump of lime and give them the water to drink.
To cure chilblains: - wash in cold pickle, rub with the juice of a raw potatoe, rub goose - grease to them, . rub a roasted onion
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2019-10-11 10:36
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wife was sick in hospital and he attempted to bring her home on his back. He returned home that night and went to work with a farmer next morning.
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2019-10-11 10:32
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stone of meal three quarters of a mile.
John Mahoney Sparragradda was a great mower. He used to mow an acre and a half per day.
John Deane, Durrus cracked a four inch nail with his mouth.
Tim Mahony Gortnagrough, caught a rabbit by running after him.
John Berry Cappabeg would mow four acres of hay in one day. He is still living and is seventy nine years old.
Tim Duggan in Cappabeg would run a mile and a half in ten minutes.
Maisie Finn, Margaret Coleman, Katie Mahony and Kathleen Fitzgerald are four great dancers.
Nora Sheila is a great walker.
Tim Driscoll Cappanacolly walkerd to Clonakilty which is thirty - five miles away. His
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2019-10-09 11:24
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into the salt water to wash his legs. The tide was in at the time and took the horse and man into Whiddy Island. He lost the saddle going in and found it coming out. He picked it up and held it with one hand and held the horse's tail with the other and reached home safely.
Guard Ned Tobin was a great weight thrower. He could throw a half hundred weight. He could throw it fifteen feet in height. He held the championship of Ireland. Also he could throw it twenty eight feet four inches in length.
Peter Driscoll was a great mower. He could mow one acre and a half per day.
John Coakley Sheep's head walked to Cork and back the same day. He danced after coming home.
Timothy Mahoney Dreenlomane was a famous weight - thrower.
Denis Mahony Gortnagrough carried twenty
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2019-10-09 10:48
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Hegarty from Lisheen used to leap nine feet in height and used to win many prizes. One time he cut wire with his teeth and he got a great prize.
William Mahoney from Dreenlomane once caught a hare as he was running and he killed him with a kick of his naked foot
Daniel Hurley, Dreenaclough was a noted runner and walker. He used run a mile in ten minutes
Dan Cahalane, Ballybawn, Ballydehob was a great runner.
Andrew Sullivan, Derrycarhoon, used to mow two acres of hay in one day
Patrick Connell Barryroe had a horse that had sore legs. He took the horse
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2019-10-09 10:27
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a four inch nail with his teeth.
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2019-10-09 10:26
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John Sullivan, Derrycarhoon, Ballydehob was a great mower. On a summer's day from eleven o'clock till night - fall he used to mow one and a half acres.
A sack of meal was brought one day from Ballydehob for Con Mahony, Gortnagroe. It was laid on the road - side and Con took it to his own house, a distance a half a mile through a rugged uphill passage. He never paused or ceased walking until he laid it on the seat in the kitchen.
John Kingston, Letterlickey, Durrus was a famous bowler. In his time, there was no man to equal him. He was taken to America to display his skill.
Denis Lynch, Coosane, Ballydehob brought a half - sack of coarse meal from Skibereen. The distance is thirteen miles and he brought it all the way on his back. He also brought eight stones of bran on his back from Bantry.
Denis Mahony, Gortnagroe, Ballydehob broke
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2019-10-09 09:39
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Of late years, Dan O'Mahony, a native of Dreenlomane, Ballydehob, has won great fame through wrestling. At the age of eight O'Mahony surprised his father by lifting a half - sack of meal to his shoulders. At the age of eighteen he was attacked by a bull when crossing a field in Ballydehob O'Mahony floored the bull to the ground, and thus defended himself. He served in the national army for some time.
A few years ago he went to America, and then he began his wrestling career. He fought and defeated men of various countries. His oppontents included Little Wolf, Don George and the Mountain Dean. The contests were often witnessed by thousands of spectators. Danno held the title of the "world's wrestling champion" for some time, and won the belt valued for five thousand pounds. In March, one thousand, nine hundred and thirty six, Danno lost the title when, after winning forty two fights, he was beaten by Shycat.
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2019-10-09 09:38
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In July one thousand, nine hundred and thirty six Danno visited his home. He was met by his father, brothers and sister at Cove. He received a great welcome on the journey from Cove to Ballydehob. His native village was gaily bedecked with flags and bunting. Hundreds of people awaited him in the village. A procession of motors and horses joined his car and followed it into the village. There was a great supper in the town hall.
Danno remained four months in Ireland
During his stay he defeated Charlie Strack in Cork, Killarney, and Dublin, and the scene of the contests drew people from all parts of Ireland. Danno is still wrestling and sometimes he wins and sometimes he is defeated.
In his early days, Daniel O'Mahony, Dreenlomane, the wrestler's father, was a noted leaper, runner and weight thrower He won many prizes for his strength and activity in sports meetings held in all parts of Cork.
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2019-10-09 08:50
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Of late years, Dan O'Mahony, a native of Drunlomane, Ballydehob, has won great fame through wrestling. At the age of eight O'Mahony surprised his father by lifting a half - sack of meal to his shoulders. At the age of eighteen he was attacked by a bull when crossing a field in Ballydehob O'Mahony floored the bull to the ground, and thus defended himself. He served in the national army for some time.
A few years ago he went to America, and then he began his wrestling career. He fought and defeated men of various countries. His oppontents included Little Wolf, Don George and the Mountain Dean. The contests were often witnessed by thousands of spectators. Danno held the title of the "world's wrestling champion" for some time, and won the belt valued for five thousand pounds. In March, one thousand, nine hundred and thirty six, Danno lost the title when, after winning forty two fights, he was beaten by Shycat.
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2019-10-08 15:25
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the men and began to swing him round and round he blew all the people off the castle. He went into the king the king shut the door on him. He drove in the door. He caught the king. The king promised him his daughter if he would leave him alone. They lived a happy life. They began to drink coffee and we began to drink tea and if they did not live happy that we may.
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2019-10-08 15:16
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There was a poor woman there long ago. She had one son. She had no way of rearing him but to beg for him. He grew so big that she could not support him. One day he went out looking for work he got work from a farmer. Next morning he sent him out threshing with the men. They gave him a flail. He had no regard on the flail saying is was too light. The place was full of trees. He pulled two straight trees. He tied the roots of them together. Then he began to thresh with his flail. The first sweep he made he blew the men off the lawn. The men ran home with fright. The people began to look out the windows at him. The farmer wrote a letter to the king to send his soldiers to shoot the man. The king gathered his army. The soldiers went up in the castle and began to fire at him. The grains began to pierce him and he told the men to stop it. They told him they would not stop. He caught one of
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2019-10-08 10:03
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Some years ago, the English soldiers hunted a priest. When they had him nearly caught he went into a house in Bawnaheane. He stood up by the fire - place and asked to be allowed to remain there for a while. He got permission to stay. The man of the house said he should go out. He had wheat scattered and the crows would eat it. The priest told him to stay where he was. The soldiers came in and searched the house, but they didnot see the priest. Any crow did not stand on that field since.
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2019-10-08 09:49
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heap of stones by the well. "You can manage to get the same amount of money as I did" said the rich man that had got the money to his brother so he placed the brother under the heap of stones by the well. On that night the cats came along and one of them said to the other "the kings son is cured and now we will be killed. Someone must have heard us hear last night." They found out that the rich man was under the stones so they pulled him out and tore the flesh off his bones.
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2019-10-08 09:22
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would cure him." Then the cats disappeared and the old man crawled out from under the stones. He went to the well rubbed some water to his eyes and got cured. Then he took a bottle of water from the well and set off for the king's house. The footmen and servants were reluctant to let him in as they thought he was an old tramp but he persuaded them to let him in and they did so. When he came to the room in which the boy was, the doctors left it. He told the boy to drink some of the water and that he would get cured. The boy took a sup of the water and began to vomit. He called for a dish and then took another sup and vomited nine lizards and then he got on. Then the old man got a bag of gold and a white horse as payment and rode off home. When he had almost reached home the children saw him and ran to their mother saying "Tá Dadaí ag teacht ar dhrom chapaill báin agus mála óir aige." The rich man walked in and was surprised to see his brother counting out the gold on the floor as he thought he had been dead under the
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2019-10-03 16:07
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would cure him." Then the cats disappeared and the old man crawled out from under the stones. He went to the well rubbed some water to his eyes and got cured. Then he took a bottle of water from the well and set off for the king's house. The footmen and servants were reluctant to let him in as they thought he was an old tramp but he persuaded them to let him in and they did so. When he came to the room in which the boy was, the doctors left it. He told the boy to drink some of the water and that he would get cured. The boy took a sup of the water and began to vomit. He called for a dish and then took another sup and vomited nine lizards and then he got on. Then the old man got a bag of gold and a white horse as payment and rode off home. When he had almost reached home the children saw him and ran to their mother saying
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2019-10-03 15:07
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There were two brothers living in a farm, one was rich and the other was poor. The rich man said to the poor man, "You have no business in this farm. I will make you rich." So he picked out the poor man's eyes and buried him under a heap of stones by an old well. During the night two cats came to the well and one of them said to the other "whosoever will drink of this water will be cured of his disease. The king's son is at the point of death and some of this water
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2019-10-03 14:49
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"what about the two at the gate." One for you and one for me. When the boys at the gate heard these words they ran with fear. The police met them and asked them
"what fright was on them" and they said that God and the devil were dividing the souls in the graveyard
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2019-10-03 14:33
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Two boys stole apples and went into a graveyard to divide them. On their way in they dropped two at the gate. Two boys were on their way home and they heard the noise. The two stood at the gate to listen. The boys inside in the graveyard were counting the apples "one for you and one for me." When they had last counted one of the boys said
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2019-10-02 07:57
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One time during the time of the Penal laws a priest was anointing a dying woman. After leaving the house where the woman was, he was informed that the English were on his trail. He was given a horse in order that he might escape. After a mile's ride he looked back and saw the bayonets of the enemy reflected in the sunlight. He was in Glengarriff and Bantry
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2019-10-02 07:48
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A certain beggar called "Jerry the Pockets" slept one night near Dunmanus bay. On awaking at midnight, he saw three men swimming near by on the water. Jerry's attention was attracted, and he dared not stir. The men used approach him and stand upon a rock and gaze on him. After a while they used begin to swim again. All night long they continued swimming and at day break disappeared.
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2019-10-01 15:05
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Signs of fine weather:-
The sky is cloudless. "A rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight." "Evening red and morning grey is the surest sign of a fine day." The moon is very clear. There is a great multitude of stars in the sky. The birds are flying high in the sky. Mount Gabriel is clear from fog.
Signs of frost:-
The north east wind is blowing. The stars are glittering.
Signs of snow:-
The north wind is blowing. The sky is terribly dark. The cat sits with her back to the fire
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2019-10-01 14:55
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The following are signs of rain:-
There are clouds in the sky. "A rainbow
in the morning is the sailor's warning." There is a halo round the moon. "Evening grey and morning red makes the sailor shake his head." "Evening grey and morning red pours down rain on the traveller's head." There is a halo round the sun. There is a bright star near the moon. The new is turned so that you could hang your hat on it. The moon looks dim. The stars are falling. The birds are flying low. The sea - gulls come inland. The gnats and ants fly about. The old people complain of rheumatism.The distant hills look nigh. The smoke of the chimney ascends straight. The soot is falling. The is a blue light in the fire. The dog begins to eat grass.
Signs of storm:-
The sky is bright in the west. The sea - gulls come inland. The sheep huddle together. The cattle come down from the mountainsides.
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she will die, if you give her butter she will eat it all.
The fire
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As I was going up a steeple I met three people, they were not men, women, or children and still they were people.
Three shadows.
Patch upon patch without any stitches riddle me that and I will buy you a pair of breeches.
A head of cabbage.
One morning as I looked out the window I saw the dead carrying away the living
The dead carrying away the people
Ink, Ank, under bank ten drawing four.
Milking a cow.
It opens like a hall door, it closes like a trap, if you were ever thinking you could not think of that.
A cupboard.
Little brown cow with two leather horns, jumps over ditches and threads upon thorns.
The hare.
Little miss mouse with a red nose; the longer she lives the smaller she grows.
A candle
As round as a marble, as deep as a cup and all the water in the sea could not fill it up.
A strainer
Little Jenny in the wall, if you give her water
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Eliza, Elisabeth, Betty and Bess went over the river to seek a bird's nest. They found nest. Three eggs in it. They took one each and left two in it.
Eliza, Elisabeth, Betty and Bess one girl.
Head like a thimble, tail like a cat, you may guess for ever, but you will never guess that.
A pipe.
Two ms, two as, two rs and a g put them together and spell them for me.
Grammar.
Two ns, two os, an l and a d. put them together and spell them for me.
London.
I have a little house and a mouse could not live in it and all the men in town could not count the number of windows in it.
A thimble.
A steely mare with a flaxen tail going through a calico bridge.
A needle sewing
As I was going up a wall a wall I saw a man a call a call he had beard of flesh and a mouth of horn and such a man was never born.
A cock
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Eliza, Elisabeth, Betty and Bess went over the river to seek a bird's nest. They found nest. Three eggs in it. They took one each and left two in it.
Eliza, Elisabeth, Betty and Bess one girl.
Head like a thimble, tail like a cat, you may guess for ever, but you will never guess that.
A pipe.
Two ms, two as, two rs and a g put them together and spell them for me.
Grammar.
Two ns, two os, an l and a d. put them together and spell them for me.
London.
I have a little house and a mouse could not live in it and all the men in town could not count the number of windows in it.
A thimble.
A steely mare with a flaxen tail going through a calico bridge.
A needle sewing
As I was going up a wall a wall I saw a man a call a call he had beard of flesh and a mouth of horn and such a man was never born.
A cock
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Eliza, Elisabeth, Betty and Bess went over the river to seek a bird's nest. They found nest. Three eggs in it. They took one each and left two in it.
Eliza, Elisabeth, Betty and Bess one girl.
Head like a thimble, tail like a cat, you may guess for ever, but you will never guess that.
A pipe.
Two ms, two as, two rs and a g put them together and spell them for me.
Grammar.
Two ns, two os, an l and a d. put them together and spell them for me.
London.
I have a little house and a mouse could not live in it and all the men in town could not count the number of windows in it.
A thimble.
A steely mare with a flaxen tail going through a calico bridge.
A needle sewing
As I was going up a wall a wall I saw a man a call a call he had beard of flesh and a mouth of horn and such a man was never born.
A cock
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Two.
Two dead men fighting, two blind men looking on, two cripples running for the priest and two dumbies saying hurry on.
A lie
A man without eyes went into an orchard. He saw apples hanging on a tree. He took off no apples and he left on no apples. How many apples were on the tree
Two.
Little Sally Sage sitting in her cage, all her children dying and herself hale and hearty
A tree
In through the wall and out through the wall and never touches the wall
A voice
Spell the biggest rogue in the world in three letters
A Fox.
Spell the biggest hole in the ditch in three letters
gap
When is a man over head and ears in debt
When he has a hat on his head without being paid for.
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What is the best way to make a coat last.?
Answer--By making the trousers and the vest first.
Why is a river lazy ?
Answer--Because it never gets out of its bed.
Why is a horse like a book ?
Answer--Because each has a tail (tale)
Where did the cock first crow that all the world heard him ?
Ans-- In Noah's Ark.
What goes round the wood and eound the wood and never gets into the wood ?
Ans-- The bark of a tree.
What is the difference between a dairy-maid and a swallow?
Ans--One skims milk and the other skims water.
What must we do before going down stairs ?
Ans-- Go up.
When is a farmer like a dentist ?
Ans --When he is pulling up stumps.
What does an empty box contain?
Ans--Plenty room.
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Long and narrow, deaf and dumb, has no legs and yet can run.
The river.
Round the house and round the house and stops at the backdoor.
The broom
Over the fire and under the fire and never touches the fire.
A cake in the oven.
Over the water and under the water and never touches the water
An egg in a duck's belly
As I went up the slippery gap I met my Aunty Mary, she had timber toes and iron nose, and upon my word she would frighten the crows.
A gun
As I went up the slippery gap I met a little man with a red cap. He had a stone in his belly and a stick in his back.
A haw.
Forty sheep went up a gap, forty more went after that, six and seven, twice eleven, two and three. How much is that
Five
How many feet have forty sheep, a shepherd and his dog.
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As white as milk, as black as ink and it hops on the ground like hail-stone.
A mag-pie
The man who made it never wore it and the man who wore it never saw it.
A coffin
A long-legged father, a round bodied mother and three little children all the same colour.
The pot and its hangers.
A hard working father, a lazy old mother and twelve little children all the same colour.
A clock.
Four legs up and four legs down, soft in the middle and hard all round.
A bed.
Small head, no eyes, long legs and crooked thighs.
A tongs.
As round as an apple, as plump as a ball, can climb the church over, steeple and wall.
The sun
As round as a marble, as deep as a cup and all the king's army could not take it up.
A well.
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A. A birds nest in a dead horses ear.
Q. Patches and pitches without any stitches riddle me that and I'll give you a pair of breeches.?
A. A head of cabbage.
Q. Clonmel spell me that without C. or L.?
A. That.
Q. As round as an apple as flat as a pan the half of a woman the whole of a man?
A. A penny.
Q. What part of a cow goes out in a gap first.?
A. Her breath.
Q. I have a little red cow she sits by the wall she eats all I give her but drinks none at all.?
A. The fire.
Q. Never was never will be look at your hand and you will plainly see.?
A. None of your fingers are the same size.
Q Subtract nine hundred and ninety nine from
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Q. Why does a cow look over the ditch
A. Because she can't look under it.
Q If a ton of coal cost two pounds ten what will it come to in a month.?
A. It will come to ashes.
Q. How many halves are there in three quarters.?
A. There are two.
Q. As I went out in a slippery gap I met my Uncle Davey I cut off his head and drank his blood and left his body easy.?
A. A bottle of wine.
Q. As I went out in a slippery gap I met my Auntie Joney he had an iron nose and timber and upon my word she would frighten the crows?
A. A gun.
Q. As I went out I did come in and out of the dead the life did spring?
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the father told him he had better be home early or he would be locked out. He came home as late as ever. The father and mother were in bed. Mickey told them to open the door, but his father said he could stay outside. He got out the book and made the father and mother dance all night.
Another day he took a mouse in a match box into a house, and laid it on the top of the dresser untill it had every bit of delf broken.
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hunting. They had not got any run, however they met Mickey and he said he would get them a hare. Mickey threw down a handkerchief into the bushes. Very soon a hare rose out. The hounds started off at a terrific speed, they were after the hare until she ran into a house. The people of the house closed the door and put the hare down to stew. They were stewing it until they went to lift it out, they found it was only a handkerchief.
Another day he was working on the road with a shovel and he went into a house for his dinner, and left the shovel working on the road.
Mickey was very fond of dancing, and stayed out very late in the nights. One night
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It is believed there is a treasure in Mr. W .P. Delaneys field. This field is situated on the Abbeyleix - Carlow road. The treasure consists of a crock of gold. The person who hid this treasure is not known. One night Dan Farrell went to get the gold. He dug six feet of ground, and found a crock of gold. He brought it home and hid it under a tree. He cut a piece of wood out of the tree as a mark. Next morning Dan got up to look for the gold, but he found it was gone. The following night he went out to the tree to seek for the gold, it was not long until he fell into a trance. The fairies had taken him. No one has ever made an attempt to get it since.
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Herbs
The most harmful weed of all is the scutch the foxtail and the dock. Nearly every weed is green. The weeds nearly always grows in wet land, more than in dry land. The weeds are very harmful on the land. They are able to destroy the crops.
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Some people say if the have not the potatoes sown before Saint Patrick's day it is unlucky. More people say that if they have not the hay started making on Monday it is unlucky. It is said that if you saw a magpie you would have bad luck during the day.
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Girls make dolls from flowers. Boys make cribs for catching birds. They get sticks and weave them in and out. Boys make kites. First they get paper and sticks. The long one being three feet and the short one being one and a half feet long. They cross them six inches from the top. They put paper on them with paste, and then they are ready for use. Boys make whistles from boocalláns
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2019-09-18 14:40
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There are several cures in this locality for Warts. This is a very common cure, to put your fasting spittle on ten consecutive mornings or rub a snail on it and stick it up on a white - thorn tree and when the snail decays. For Biles a very old cure was to boil Dandeline roots and drink the substance obtained after boiling. There is a well in Kilgorey and if you drink some of the water and leave a ribbon on the tree and bless yourself you will get rid of your disease. If you had a sty on your eye and prick it three times with a gooseberry thorn it is supposed to cure it.
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The robin builds its nest in the ditch The blackbird builds its nest in the bushes and in hedges. The wren builds in old sheds. The swallow builds in the houses. The thrush builds its nest in the bushes. The robin lays six lays six eggs The wren lays sixteen spotted eggs. The blackbird lays three blue eggs. The swallow lays six spotted eggs. The thrush lays five blue eggs. All the birds sit on the eggs for three weeks. Then the shells break and the young birds come out. Boys are told that if they rob birds nests that the cows will milk blood. When a flock of stares will light near the house it is the sign of bad weather. When the swallows fly low it is the sign of hard weather. The swallows tell when the hawk in coming
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There are many names of fields such as the banóg the bogfield. It is called that name because there was a bog in that field. The well field is called that name because there is a well in that field. The old walls are called that name because there are old walls around that field. Anns field the long field Bells field. There are many bushe's such as a lone crab tree a fairy bush. The crow bush has its name because the crows build their nests in it every year.
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There was a hedge school in Kilgory. The children were taught in the fields. The name of the master was Mr Creenan. He taught them English grammer catechism. The master taught them on a slate. The
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master used to get four pence a week. In olden times they used to make candles out of rushes. First they used to cut the rushes and bring them in and peel them and dry them. The leave one stripp to keep it strong. Then they would dip them in grease and then they were ready for use. In olden times they had no ploughs. They used to till the ground with spades.
There is a lime kil in Mr Donley's field. It is only a few years since it was working. There is another in Mr Doyle's field and another in Mr Moores field.
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darken on the sky it is the sign of bad weather. When the wind comes from south east it is the sign of bad weather. Local sayings Reddening on the sky, lightning in the night is the sign of bad weather. When the cats turn their backs to the fire and when the dogs eat grass it is the sign of bad weather. When the sky darkens and when the clouds begin to go in the sky it is the sign of bad weather. When the hills seem to be near you and when the dust begins to rise off the road it is the sign of bad weather. When the clocks and spiders begin to come out in the yard or outhouses it is the sign of bad weather. When the smoke stays inside and when the soot falls down the chimney and when the fire does not light up it is the sign of bad weather being bad.
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Local beliefs with regard to the weather Signs of weather as observed. When the sun goes down pale in the evening it is the sign of bad weather. When there is a halo around the moon it is the sign of bad weather. When there are no stars in the sky it is the sign of bad weather. When the rainbow rises on the sky it is the sign of showery weather. When the clouds
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Q Tink tank under the bank ten drawing four.
A A woman milking a cow.
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Q A head like a timble a tail like a rat you would guess for ever and you would never guess that.
A A pipe
5
Q Twenty six sheep went out through a gap one died how many came back.
A Ninteen
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Q What's full and holds more?
A A pot of potatoe's
7
Q What has many eyes and cant see.
A A boot
8
Q White and black and red all over.
A A newspaper
9
Q What is it that goes always with its head down.
A A nail in a man's boot.
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1
Q Why is horse stronger than a mouse
A Because it is able to run away with its cart.
2
Q Little red nancy with a little red nose the longer she lives the shorter she grows.
A A candle
3
Q Twenty four white cows all in a stall a big red bull came and looked over them all.
A Your tongue and your teeth
4
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There are many old proverbs such as, a stitch in time saves nine. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. A windy day is not the day for thatching. There is no use crying over spilled milk. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. If you had only a kitten you should be in the middle of the fair with it. A good beginning is half the work. All the world wouldn't make a racehorse out of an ass. A ragged little colt often developed into a fine horse. A tinkers wife and a tailors wife are two that never agreed. The long thread of the lazy tailor. "By" and "by" is often too easily said. Idleness is a short road to misery.
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My home district is Ardenteggle My parish is Killeshin. My Barony is Slieve Margy. There are about one hundred people in my townland. There are about one thousand people in my parish. In my barony there are about 4,000 people There are two chapels in my parish one in Graigue - Cullen and the other in Killeshin. The Chapel in Graigue - Cullen is the parish Chapel. The parochial house is also in Graigue - Cullen
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2019-09-16 19:13
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There are many local roads in the district, namely, the Ardenteggle road, the Monavea road, the Pike road, and the cuts of Killeshin
The Ardenteggle road runs from Tolerton cross to Rossmore. It is about two and a half miles long and it is very crooked.
The Monavea road leads from Mayo Chapel to Lawlors cross It is one and a half miles long It is crooked also. It gets its name from the country it passes through
The Pike road leads from Killeshin cross to Crettyard It is a straight road about four
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Different games are played in each district. The most common games in this district are, - Hurling, Football. Handball and Cricket,. Handball is played by four people. Each two play partners. Cricket is played by six people. Two of them have bats two of them reel the ball from stone to stone and the other two play as side hands.
There are many of the Hurling and Football games played in Ireland
There are many of the fireside games played in this district namely, Draughts, Snakes and - ladders, and Rings,
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There was a great famine in the years 1846 - 47 in Ireland. Many of the Irish people died and many of them emigrated to America. The potato crop failed in Ireland in those years All Irish people know that the potatoes is their chief food The famine lasted two years This is the biggest reason for the Irish people being in America
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2019-09-13 15:51
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passing the fort he was being pulled in. He turned his coat inside out and then it stopped
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2019-09-13 15:42
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There is a rath in Mrs Motleys field which is situated in Ardenteggle It is in view of John Kellys rath of Kilgorey. There is a circular ditch inside this rath. Patrick Pender of Ardenteggle was returning from work one late night. As he was
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such as bylers, buckets, gallons, and tins,. They also beg for alms. The Cashes deal in horses. They go around from fair to fair selling horses. About two years ago they got into trouble with the guards at the fair of the Furze in Co Kildare. They broke up a guards bicycle deliberately
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Many travelling people resort this district namely, Delaneys, Donohues and Cashes
The Delaney are often to be seen at Tolerton cross. These generally have caravans and horses. They go from place to place selling articles made from tin
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ground will become brittle and easy to till. It is said that if the 15th of July is wet it will be wet for forty days and forty nights. When the fair of Leighlin is held it is generally fine. It is said that if a person sows in fine weather he will reap in wet weather
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2019-09-12 16:28
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Some say certain Saturdays are unlucky for hay making because they are generally wet. If you put cattle into the house on a wet night they will never be as good the year after as if you had waited for a fine night Some say that it is better to plough early in the year than late, because if frost comes the early ploughed
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2019-09-11 14:09
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made by putting pieces of over one another in the form of a crib Taper the sticks as you go to the top If you want to set the crib, you must get a piece of stick and set it perpendicularly to the crib. This will allow the bird to enter
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There are many varieties of toys in this district. Some of these are made in this district namely the Yo - yo, the Kite, the Bird - cage and many others. The Yo yo originated in Germany first, but as time went on it became easier to understand it. So at present the people of this district are able to make them
The Kite is made by putting two pieces of sticks in a crosslike shape. The glue brown paper on one side of it and you have the Kite formed
The Bird cage is
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are used in this district
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There are many cures in this district for various kinds of diseases If a person has warts he gets a snail and with it rubs the warts. When he has this done he puts it up in a white thorn tree and accordingly as the snail withers the warts wither. There is a cure for Anthony's fire in this district. When two people of one name get married their children can cure it. Bridget Moore of Ardenteggle can cure Anthony's fire.
There is a cure also for Asthma. Broom and fraughin tufts
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2019-09-10 15:34
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it is the sign of hard weather
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2019-09-10 15:33
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The birds most common in this country are the Cuckoo, the Swallow, the robin, the stare, the blackbird and the Linnet.
The Cuckoo and the swallow migrate to foreign countries. The swallow migrates in late September. The Cuckoo goes away about the 21st of August. The Cuckoo is the nicest bird of them all. It has a speckled breast and red feet. The robin builds her nest in a white thorn tree. When a flock of Stares are seen near a house
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2019-09-10 15:20
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the amount of Rye sown in it in olden times
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2019-09-10 15:18
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"Rossmore" means a little fort
"Doonane" means a little fort.
Ardenteggle gets its name from
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2019-09-10 15:17
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It belongs to John Wade also. The páirc an alluis gets its name from the amount of sweat that was lost cultivating it in olden times. It belongs to Thomas Quinn of Monavea.
Places that get their names from their owners
"Sheill's bogs" gets their names from a man named Thomas Sheills who lived there over three years ago "Dowlings mountain" situated in Ardenteggle, gets its name from Dowlings who lives there at present "Hughes's bog" it is situated in Monavea and it gets its name from a woman named Mary Hughes who lived there over forty years ago.
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The "Kiln" field, gets its name from a lime - kiln that worked in it over forty years ago. The "Cnoc" gets its name from a hill which is situated in its centre. It belongs to Mr Dunne of Moanmore. The "Riasc" gets its name because it is wet. It belongs to Mr Quigley of Ardenteggle. The "Rebeg" this field gets its name because it is small. It belongs to John Wade. The "Bawnogue". gets its name because it is a large one
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2019-09-10 13:29
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heard this he got angry and cleared the house of its inmates. The people of nowadays go to dances in the vicinity
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2019-09-10 13:26
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In olden time people used to go to weddings on horse - back. One time about fifty years ago there was a man by the name of Comerford of Killeshin who was getting married There was a dance the night after the marriage. James Byrne Rossmore and some other men went dressed to the dance. When they went in the men that were along with Byrne were known. When the men that were with Byrne were known, they told who Byrne was. When Byrne heard this this he started fighting with the men When the master of the house
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2019-09-10 10:26
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When the hay had been put in, in olden times it was customary to have a dance. There is a lime kiln in Wade's field it worked over twenty years ago. There was a brick yard in Clonmore which gave a considerable amount of employment over fifty years ago There is a basket maker in Graigue - Cullen his name is Michael Walsh. He makes all sorts of baskets
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2019-09-10 10:17
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that evening. He was passing under a tree and he heard it cracking. He ran forward and when he did the tree fell and killed him.
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2019-09-10 10:14
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There was a heavy snowfall in the year 1932. It snowed for one day and one night. In some places the snow was on a level with the ditches. The snow lasted for one week. There was a big storm in the year 1903. Many trees were uprooted many roofs were blown off houses and many people were killed.
There was a storm about two years ago. It did much damage. There was a Christian brother coming for a walk outside Kilkenny
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2019-09-10 09:09
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through his own carelessness the house had been burned.
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2019-09-10 09:08
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About six years ago there was a fire in Rossmore. This is the way it happened. There was only one person living in the house. This man;s name was Patrick Kehoe
One night about eight o'clock this man went to ramble. He left a gallon of paraffin oil near the fire. About an hour after he going the oil went on fire and it set the thatch on fire. Fortunately there was only one apartment was thatched. When the man came home he saw that
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heard the splash in the water he sprang in and rescued the man again.
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evening. He met a run - a - way horse on the road. When the horse had just passed him, he turned swiftly round, and seizing the car by the back iron and turned horse and car into the ditch.
Once there lived in Killeshin a woman named Mrs Doran who carried 1 cwt of flour up the cuts of Killeshin.
There was once a man named Richard Quinn of Gurtahile who was a great mower. He would mow one acre and a half in one day.
Michael Webster Graigue - Cullen is a great swimmer One snowy night as a man named Michael Ryan was returning home from work, he fell into the Barrow Just at that time Michael Webster was coming home also. When he
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Once upon a time there lived in Ardenteggle a man who was very strong. This man's name was James Dowling. This man threw a stone over a twenty feet wall. The weight of the stone was one cwt.
This man was on his way home from work one
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of rain. If the swallows fly low, it is the sign of rain. If the cat is on the hearth with her back to the fire that is the sign of rain. If the dust on the road is blowing, it is the sign of a wet time. If the soot falls in vast quantities that is the sign of a wet day.
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If the sky is red when the sun is going down in the evening that is the sign of the next day being fine. If the sun is not red it is the sign of the next day being wet. If there is a circle around the moon in the night that is the sign of a bad day. If there are stars to be seen one part of the night and are not to be seen the other part of the night that is the sign of a wet day. If the clouds go quickly over the sky that is the sign of rain. The winds from Leighlin and Castlecomer bring rain. A reddening in the morning is the sign of a bad day. The hens picking themselves is the sign of rain Drowsiness in cattle is a sign
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A The back of a watch! -
Q Why does a hen pick a pot?
A Because she cant lick it! -
Q What do you tie your boots for?
A To keep the calves of your legs from eating the wisps out of them! -
Q As round as an apple as flat as a pan the half of a woman the whole of a man?
A a penny! -
Q What's the smallest country in the world?
A Cork because it can fit in the neck of a bottle! -
Q Two saw it, five plucked it, twelve chewed it, and one swallowed it?
A An Apple
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A The back of a watch! -
Q Why does a hen pick a pot?
A Because she cant lick it! -
Q What do you tie your boots for?
A To keep the calves of your legs from eating the wisps out of them! -
Q As round as an apple as flat as a pan the half of a woman the whole of a man?
A a penny! -
Q What's the smallest country in the world?
A Cork because it can fit in the neck of a bottle! -
Q Two saw it, five plucked it, twelve chewed it, and one swallowed it?
A An Apple
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Once upon a time there lived in Rossmore a family who were very odd. There were two brothers and a sister in the family. They were very strong. They had no horses at this particular time. When Spring - time came the two brothers began to plough by themselves. After a week they had all the land they needed ploughed. After that they harrowed and cultivated it by themselves. When Summer - time came there were no crops to be seen and when Autumn came they had nothing to reap It is said that these people had bad luck afterwards.
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There is a field about half a mile distant from my house, where a treasure is supposed to be hidden This field belongs to Abraham Treacy. The treasure is supposed to be hidden under a lone tree. The person who hid the treasure is not known. No one ever tried to find the treasure. It was guarded by lights for some time. It was hidden over one hundred years ago. The treasure consists of gold and silver.
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day is a very popular day. Children dress a May bush with egg - shells and ribbons of different kinds. St Patrick's day is always kept a holy day with us here in Ireland. We ware the shamrock on that day.
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Although he is little, his familys so great. I pray you good lady give us a treat. My box it would speak if it had but a tongue, And a penny or two would do it no wrong. Sing holly sing ivy, sing ivy sing holly. A drop just to drink would drown melacholy, And if you draw it of the best I hope in heaven soul may rest; But if you draw it of the small, it wont agree with the wren boys at all. But this is the song that the boys without any box sings
The wren the wren the king of all birds, St Stephens day was caught in the furze up with the kettle and down with the pan. Give me a penny to bury the wren if you haven't a penny a halfpenny will do. If you havent a halfpenny God bless you.
May
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Stephens day, All Saints day Little Christmas day Saint Patrick's day. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, and Sunday, Saint Peter and Saint Pauls day, Shrove Tuesday, Whit Sunday and Monday, New Years day, Hallowe'en, May day.
Christmas day falls on the 25th of December. We keep this feast in honour of the birth of our Lord. All Saints day comes on the first of November. Little Christmas day comes twelve days after Christmas. This day is sometimes called twelfth day or old Christmas day. St Spehens day falls on the 26th of December., Many children go hunting the wren. On Christmas it is generally their custom to dress a stich with feathers. Then the get a box and dress it as well. This is the song they sing.
The wren, the wren the king of all birds
St Stephens day was caught in the furze.
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The most common festivals kept around here are. Christmas Day, Saint
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The most common potatoes which grow in this district are the shamrock and Ker's pink. The potatoes are sown in drills and ridges. This is how they prepare the land, first they plough it them they harrow it. The plough is mostely used around here for the drills, the spade is generally used for ridges.
The potatoes are generally picked by hand, but in the big farmers houses the potatoes are dug by a potatoe - digger.
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There is only one holy - well in this district. It is situated in the townsland of Killgorey. Many people go to the well to visite it in Summer especially in the month of May. It is said that Saint Lon was the name of the saint which lived there. There is a little tree - trunk near the well many people say that at one time the well used to flow from this tree - trunk.
Many people used to go to the well to get cured of different diseases and when they were cured they used to hang a red rag on the tree - trunk.
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The name of my home District is Monavea. It is situated in the Parish of Castletown and in the Barony of Slieve Margy. There are five families in my home District. Brennan is the most common name of them all. There are no very old people in this district.
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road leading to the Carlow from Monavea to Ardentegle and from Ardentegle to Carlow. This road is called the Carlow road. There is a road leading to Julia Moores called the green road.
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There is a road leading from Mayo to the Carlow road. This road is called the new line. There is another
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There are many different kinds of games which I play at home and in school. In winter I play colours hop - scotch wallflowers and many other kinds. This is how we play stag. Two children get in for the chain. They run after the other players until they are all caught. The last two will be in for the next chain.
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There is a fairy fort in Turra. It is round in shape. It is said that sometimes fairies are heard singing and dancing in it. Some people call it a rath. One night a man went down to see what was going on. When he got down he went into a room where there was a light he went in and saw fairies dancing in it. He said to himself that he would stay there for a few minutes but when he came out he found that he was a withered old man. He had been there over fifty years. It is said that there is a fairy fort situated in the townsland of Woodlands. In day - time churning is heard and in the night dancing and singing is heard.
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Some people say that Wednesday is a very unlucky day to be married and others say it is a very lucky day. It is said that Saturday is the most unlucky to get married or to start building a house.
Some people think that Tuesday is a very unlucky day to start ploughing. If you are going on a journey and see one magpie you will have misfortune before you end your journey. But if you see two magpies you will meet with good fortune.
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cup. Get your marbles, stand a few feet away, and throw them into the cups. The person who gets the highest score after a certain number of throws is the winner.
In the Summer - time children make chains from daisies and primroses. First they gather a large amount of daisies or primroses and wove them in and out until they are woven into a chain. Then the work is done. Girls sometimes make dolls from rags of different colours.
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pins for his legs.
To make the horse, fix the remaning small one on the other big one sticking on ears cut out of paper using four pins for his legs and a few strans of wool for his tail.
Tomake the horse you must be careful you put in the pins right. To make a pair of doll's shoes you need two acorns one for each shoe. Cut off the top part lengthways, leaving a little bit in front for a toe - cap. Remove the inside, gum a bow of silk on the front.
To make an acorn solitaire you will need nine acorn cups and the lid of a cardboard box. Cut out nine hols big enough to hold a cup. Fit an acorn cup into each hole, write a number under each
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Many children make toys in their own houses. There are many toys which can be made from acorns, such as a man on a horse a solitane and a pair of shoes for a doll.
To made a man on a horse get four acorns, two large ones and two small one. Get a pin and fix a small one on a big one for the man, putting in eyes, nose and mouth. Use two
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seventh child in a family would have power to heal ailment, or a person born after its fathers death
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a snail and rub it on the warts. Then you should stick the snail on a thorny bush until it dies. When it dies the warts will dissappear.
There is a woman named Mrs Moore of Ardateggle and it is said that she has power to stop bleeding. There is a man in Bilbo named Mr Wilson and it is said he has a good cure for warts. He makes this cure for acid and herbs.
A man who lives in Crettyard named Thomas Edmonds is said to be able to raise the brest bone of a person. There is a woman in the Colliery named Mrs MacLaughlin and it is said that she has a cure for eczema. She makes the cure from butter and herbs.
It was said in the olden times, that the
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In olden times many people had cures of their own for different ailments. Many of these are still to be had. Some people say that if you have warts you should go out early in the morning and get
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countries.
The swallows also go off to other countries when summer is coming to an end. The robin has a red breast, and it is said that this is the reason. When Our Lord was hanging on the cross the robin came and was trying to get the crown of thorns off His head, when a thorn stuck in her breast and it began to bleed, and from that to this it has a red breast.
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eggs with white spots on them.
Boys are sometimes told that if they rob a swallow's nest or if they kill a swallow that the cows will milk blood. This happens because insects bite the cattle but if the swallows were left alone they would eat those harmful insects.
Weather can also be judged by the swallows. If the swallows are flying high it is the sign of fine weather but if they are flying low it is the sign of wet weather.
The cuckoo is a very nice bird, it has red feet, and it lays its eggs in a ditch - lark's nest because the lark always follows the cuckoo until she has the egg laid. Then the lark hatches it with her own and when the young cuckoo is reared it follows the older ones back on their long flight to the warmer
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swallows and the cuckoo are the chief birds that come. Birds build their nests in all places. The blackbird and the thrush build their nests in a white - thorn bush or in a blackthorn. Thoes birds build their nests from moss and twigs.
The blackbird lays four blue eggs. The thrush lays five speckled brow eggs. Those birds build their nests from moss and twigs. Those birds generally sit on their eggs two or three weeks.?
The robins build their nests in a ditch or in a wall. The magpie the crow and the woodpidgeon build their nests in a tall tree. The wren builds hers in a mossy bank. The robin lays five white eggs with brown spots on them. The wren is a small bird but she lays from twenty to twenty - two eggs, The blackbird lays four blue
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In this district wild birds are to be found in plenty. Some of these birds come from other countries for Summer. The
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called the "rath" field. This field got its name from a rath which is still to be seen there. There is a field on Mr Donnelly' farm named "Cavhnagh's" field., This field got its name from people who lived in it in former days.
There is a stream which flows through Wades. This stream got its name from the waterworks, There is another field which is called the hill "stream" field.
There is a stream which flows through Colline's. This stream is called the "through" stream.
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Many fields around here have names of their own. There is a field on Mr Smith's farm named the "bog' field. This field got its name on account of a bog which is situated in the field. There is another field named the "rushy" field. This field got its name from the rushes which grow there.
There is a field on Mr King's farm which is
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the weddings. In them times wemon took part in every work and the often would dress in uniforms and ride horses with the men and travel days and nights to meetings and often helped in trouble times.
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In olden times the people which used to to be getting married held their marriages far more different than the people in these days. Most of them got married in their own houses and they would have perhaps a weeks dancing and sport. Lent is a time which no - body gets married in those days, but in bygone days it was understud very lucky. Matches were made in houses long ago by the houses long ago by the people though the money was not as plentiful as the present day. The rich people who could afford it would give big fortunes to their sons or daughters that would be getting married, but the lower class would give stock or any goods which the could afford.
Young men would dress themselves up in straw hats and visor and white gowns to go to
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was their chief Industry.
They weaved the wool into blankets and shawls and they made their own clothes which they wore. Churns and barrels were were made too. They would cut down large trees and then they would cut them up in long lengths then they would Shape them with hoops.
They made wheels in the same manner from the best of wood. There were no bars on the wheels at that time like the wheels that are made nowadays.
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arethmetic.
Some children brought stools on which to sit and others sat on stones. In olden times people thatched their own houses with straw and rushes. Some people used to make their own candles. Those candles were known as the rush candles. There was one special day in the year which they were made. On that day there used to be enough candles made for the year.
A man named Mr Fennell who used to live in Monavea used to tan his own leather. There was a man in Dromagh named Mr. Mulkall who was a great basket - maker. He used to make them from long thin sally plants and weave them together. He used to sell them to the neighbours. Spinning and weaving
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a week, from each of the children he taught.
The lessons which were taught, writing on slates, as there were no copies to be had in these days. The teacher used to reside in the neighbouring houses as he had no house of his own.
There are a great many limekilns around this district and most of them were working up to a few days ago There are two in Monavea belonging to Mr Donnelly. There is one in Killgorey which belongs to Mr Kelly.
There was a hedge - school in Killgorey,. The name of the teacher was Mr. Crinnen. The children were taught in the open air. The lessons which were taught were writing, reading, and
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In olden times there was an old hedge school in Monavea, The teacher's name was Mr Brennan. His salary was two - pence
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It is said that in the year 1881 there was very severe Weather. It lasted for eight or nine days without stopping. It did a great amount of damage around here such as tumbling trees and houses. In the same year there was a great rainfall which is supposed to have done much damage by flooding houses, drowning animals any people. It lasted four days and four nights.
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One day about 90 years ago two men were going along the road when the came to a burning house in Monavea. There was an old woman living in this house and she could not get out The two men ran in to save woman.
After a while they got her safe with slight injuries. Then they went in to the house to save it but one of them got lost and it is said that he was burned but he could not be found.
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it the four times, before the other man was around it three times.
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Once was a man named James Bradley. This man lived in Coolcullen. He was a very strong man. When he wanted to go to the forge, to get his car repaired he used to carry the axle on one arm and the rest of the car on the other arm. This man lived about 60 years ago and was about 20 stone in weight.
There was a man who was noted to be a great walker. This man walked from Coon to Dublin and back in one day. His name was Joseph Kelliker and he was only about ten stone in weight and was very thin.
Once there was a man named John Purcell. He was always noted to be a great runner. Once a man tried beat him by running around a six - acre field four times, but John Purcell was around
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fliying high it is the sign of fine weather, but when the birds are flying low it is the sign of wet weather. When the cat is sitting with her back to the fire it is the sign of bad weather. If the sky is blue it is the sign of fine weather.
If the hills seem near you, it is the sign of wet weather. When the midgets are to be seen it is the sign of wet weather, and if you see clocks running along the ground it is the sign of bad weather. When the smoke is coming straight out of the chimney it is the sign of a calm day.
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When the sun sets red it is the sign of fine weather. When the new moon is partly on its back it is the sign of wet weather. When there are a great number of very bright stars out the weather is going to be frosty.
When you see the rainbow it is the sign of rain. When the clouds are a dark grey colour it is the sign of rain. When the wind is coming from the north it is the sign of snow. When the wind comes from the East it is the sign of rain.
When the seagulls come far inland it is the sign of a storm. When the birds are
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she grows.
A. A candle.
Q. A hard working woman a lazy old man and twelve little children as black as the pan.
A. A clock.
Q. I have a little sister she sits in the ditch if you go near her she will give you the itch.
A. A nettle.
Q. What bridge was never crossed by anybody
A. The bridge of your nose.
Q. What goes around on its head all day and sleeps on its head at night.?
A. A nail in a mans boot
Q Why does a hen cross the road?
A. Because she wants to get to the other side.
Q. Why does a cow look over the ditch?
A. Because she can't look under it.
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A. a pipe.
Q. What is full and holds more.
A. A pot of potatoes.
Q. What key is the best for unlocking the tongue
A. Whiskey.
Q. What is black and white and re(a)d all over.
A. A paper.
Q. Fire under fire over and still it never touches the fire.
A. A cake in a bake pot.
Q. As I went up the hill I met my uncle Bill. I cut off his head and drank his blood and left his body easy.?
A. A Bottle of whiskey.
Q. Black as ink and as white as snow and hops on the road like hail stones.
A. A magpie
Q. Little red Nancy with her little red nose the longer she stands the shorter
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Q. What part of a cow goes over the fence first.
A. Her breath
Q. What goes up when the rain comes down
A. An umbrella.
Q. What goes under the ground and over the ground and never touches the ground.
A. A pipe in a collier's pocket.
Q. What has no legs but can run very fast.
A. A water tap.
Q. What has four legs one foot and one head, and cannot walk.
A. A bed.
Q. Why is honey so scarce in Belfast.
A. Because there is only one B. in it
Q. Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat, you may guess for ever but you will never guess that.
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There is a story told about a house in Colebawn. This house is situated on the side of the road, and is about three miles from my house. There was only one woman living in this house, and the name of that woman was Miss Taylor. When she died the people who were living in the house heard the plates rattling on the dresser and someone poking the fire. One night after a while the stairs began to shake. The man of the house saw her funeral passing along. An hour later it is said that Miss Taylor got a stick and beat the man until he had to get up, and go out but it is said that nothing has been seen in it since.
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There were treasures hidden beside a hawthorn bush near Ballickmoyler. These treasures are there about seven centuries. The man who hid them there hanged himself after doing so. Many people have tried to dig it up, but it is said that nobody has succeeded.
There is a rath in Ballinakill and there is supposed to be money hidden in this rath. It is said that this money is enchanted and that if you wanted to dig it up you would have to kill some animal such as a cock, or a hen would do either.
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indeed.
8. It is not the big stones that build the castle.
9. A hound is a pup until it hunts.
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March. We have SS. Peter and Paul's day on the 29th of June.
Little Christmas day comes twelve days after Christmas.
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in drills. Some of them are sown in ridges.
The men of the houses prepare the land. First they plough it then they harrow it. The plough is mostly used to make drills. The spade is mostly used to make ridges. Most of the spades are bought in the shop.
This is how they prepare the potatoes before sowing them. First they cut them into seed leaving an eye in each piece. If the ground is wet they put lime on them to keep them good.
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The most common potatoes which grow in this district are Kers-pink. Most people sow the potatoes
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copy of a book named the Psalms. Every day he copied a bit of it until he had it all copied. When he had it copied St. Lon found out about it and he told Colomcille that he would have to give him the book. Colomcille refused to give up the copy and they both went before this king. The king said to every cow its calf anf to every book its copy.
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land of Tolerton. It is in the parish of Arles and the Barony of Slieve Margey.
There are eight families in my home district namely Penders, Scullies, Rowans, Lawlors, Tobins, Dorans, Horahans and Grahams. The family name most common is Horahan.
Most of the houses are slated. There are about a thousand people in the parish. There is no very old person in the district. There is an old man named James Brennan in the district. He is over seventy years of age.
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Monavea to Ardentegle and from Ardentegle to Carlow. There is a road leading from Mayo to the road to Carlow, this road is called the "new line".
There is another road leading from William Graham's to Julia Moore's (?) and other houses.
There is another road which leads from the Railyard to Coolbawn which is called the New road.
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and the game goes on again.
Another game which girls play is Wallflower. First the children catch into a big circle. One girl gets into the middle of the circle and calls out another girls name, that girl turns her back to the other children. This is how this game is played.
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in this district many years ago. He wrote may beautiful poems.
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is another "fairy fort" on Mt. Kings farm in Tolerton. It is said that there was a woman with long red hair seen there.
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fairies are heard singing and dancing in it. There are bushes situated around it. It is also called a "rath". In this "rath" churning is heard during the day.
There is another "rath" in the townsland of Woodlands. It is round in shape also. It is situated beside a lone bush. Fairies are said to be heard playing music in it. Once a man descended into this "rath" when he was passing by.
The noise took his attention and he said he would go down. When he went down they were singing and dancing. This man was never seen afterwards.
There
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There is a fairy fort in Turra. It is round in shape. It is said that
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got your it is not lucky to turn back for it.
It is said if you ? put on your stocking inside out you ? will meet some misfortune during the day. If you ? meet a magpie on the road it is said you will have bad luck that day. If you ? meet two you will have good luck.
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People say that it is not right to start building a house on a Saturday. It is also said that Thursdays are unlucky days to begin ploughing. Tuesdays are also unlucky days to begin working.
People say that Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays are lucky days. Wednesdays are supposed to be the usual wedding days. It is said that this is how it got its name.
It is said if you ? were starting out on a journey and fall over the step of the door we ? will have bad luck before us. If you were going to a fair and for -
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hole. They keep doing this until they have a necklace made.
Girls also make rag dolls from rags, and sticks. They make the head and body from rags of different colours. They make the arms and the legs from sticks.
Boys make toys also. They make "tops," "cages," "kites" and many other toys. They make tops from thread spools. They make cages from rushes, cardboard boxes and wooden boxes. They make kites from sticks, thread and paper.
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Home made toys are very plentiful in this district. In the long Summer evenings the children amuse themselves by making toys.
Girls make necklaces from primroses. First they gather a number of them. Then they put a little hole in one of them, they then put another one in through this
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fill up this well one time but it sprung up in a different part of the graveyard.
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has the cure for children's fever also. There is another cure for warts also. It is said if we get a straw and put three knots on it and then put it towards the wart, saying, while doing, this three Hail Mary's, the wart will be cured before the straw is withered.
There is a holy well in Killgorey. Some people go to this well to be cured. If they get cured they tie a rag on a bush that is situated near the well. Old people say that in olden times the water used to flow from the trunk of a tree into the well.
It is said that a man tried to
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cures for there own ailments. Many people is said to have the cure of warts. It is said if you get a raw potatoe and cut it in the middle and rub it on the wart it will cure it.
There is a woman in Killeshin named Mrs Curran. This woman is said to have the cure for children's fever and the Yellow Jaundice. It is said that she cured many people of those diseases.
If you have a sty on your eye, get a gooseberry thorn and stick it in the sty then it will go away.
There is another woman in Ardenteggle named Maggie Purcell and she
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In olden times many people had
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magpies build their nests with sticks and moss. They lay four eggs. They build their nests in a tall tree.
It is said if you rob a swallow's nest the cows will milk blood. There are stories told about how the robin got her red breast. Some say when Our Saviour was dying on the cross a drop of his Precious Blood fell on her breast and that was how she got her name.
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The blackbird builds her nest in a whitethorn or a blackthotn bush. She lays five blue eggs. She sits on the eggs for three weeks.
The robins build their nests in a ditch or in a bush. They build their nests of moss and feathers. They lay four white eggs with blue dots in them. They lie on the eggs for two or three weeks.
The wren builds her nest in a palm tree. She builds her nest with moss and soft feathers. She lays twenty or twenty - two white eggs. It is said that she is the King of the birds.
The crows and the woodpigeons and the
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The most common wild birds that resort this locality are the sea - gulls, crane, wild - geese and wild duck. The latter two are not seen as often as the former. It is said when a crane flies up the river it is the sign of fine weather, and when she flies down it is the sign of bad weather.
The swallows go to other countries during the Winter. In the Spring they return again. They build their nests in a hayshed or a cowshed. They build their nests of mud, moss and feathers. It is not known how many eggs they lay. They lie on the eggs for two or three weeks.
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used to go round the kiln three times in the name of the Devil. One night as they were going round it, the ball of wool was held and they never went near it again.
There is a field in Woodlands called the "Rath - field." It is called the "Rath - field" because there is a rath in it. It is said that there are fairies heard dancing and singing in it at night. There is a field in Ballinakill called "Mary Nolan's" field. It is called this name because a woman named Mary Nolan lived in it long ago.
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the "bull - field". It is called the bull - field because a bull used to be tied in it long ago.
There is another field in Tolerton called the "Bush - field". It got its name from a bush which grew in it. This bush is said to have been a "lone" bush. Long ago a man cut this bush and after he had cut it he lost the use of his arm.
There is a field in the Strand called the "Kiln - field". It is called the "kiln - field" because there is a lime - kiln in it. Long ago people used to throw a ball of wool down to the bottom of the kiln on Hallow - Eve. They
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There is a field in Tolerton, called
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horse.
When the breakfast was over they would be dancing all day and all night until six or seven o'clock the following morning. There would be a number of friends of both parties at it and the straw - boys would also attend.
The people attending the wedding would be racing against each other on the way home.
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would go to the girls house to make the match.
When he would be going he would bring another man with him perhaps to do the asking for him. It was also the custom to bring a bottle of Whiskey with them. When the match would be made the people in the house would have a drop of the Whiskey. In olden times they would give money or stock as a dowry to the man who would be getting married.
On the wedding - day it was the custom that the man and woman who were being married would ride on two decorated horses to the Church. When they would be coming home both of them would ride on one
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It is said that Saturday is an unlucky day for a person to be married. The months of May and August are also said to be unlucky for marriage.
In olden times it was the custom to make pancakes on Shrove - Tuesday. In years gone by when a couple were going to be married the man
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A man named John Mahon used to make churns, barrels, wheels etc. This man lived in Wolfhill.
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belonging to Mr. Donnelly.
Long ago the ordinary candles were not to be found. The people made candles in their houses. They made candles called rush candles. First they peeled the rushes, then they dipped them in fat, and then they let them dry. This is one of the lights they used.
There is a man named Jim Purcell in Monavea who is a good thatcher. There was a man named Pat Mulhall in Fairymount who could make baskets in a couple of minutes.
There was a man named Edward Brennan who lived in the Strand and he used to tann his own leather.
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2019-08-13 13:25
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There is a limekiln in Tolerton which was closed down not many years ago. This belonged to Richard Pender. There is another limekiln in Tolerton which belonged to Joe Lawlor. There are two in Monavea
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Monavea many years ago. Mr. Crennan was the teacher's name.
There lived a woman in Woodlands long ago and she made scholars of a great number of children. This womans name was Mary Coonan.
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There was an old hedge - school in
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excessive cold when trying to rescue animals that were embedded in the snow. Numbers were lost, and there were many people sick at the time with the Flu.
The people who died had to be waked longer than usual because the horses could not travel and it was only by means of horse - back that people could get to town or shop for provisions.
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There was a heavy snow fall not many years ago. It was in the year 1933. It snowed very severaly with a breath - taking wind that caused the snow to drift to a depth of eight or nine feet in places.
There were many lives lost from the
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a great welcome. He then told her the whole story while the kettle boiled and they had a happy breakfast together once more.
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to Mass and he went to the Parish Church. When the people saw him coming they commenced to run, and Patsy, thinking he was late, ran too.
He went on to the Church door and when he went in, the people thinking it was his ghost, ran out the side doors, so Patsy had the Church to himself. The people told the Priest that Patsy was in the Chapel and the Priest came out to interview the ghost, who told him the whole story.
The mystery was solved, the people returned to their seats, and Mass went on. When Mass was over Patsy went home, and Margaret was up out of bed. As she had not been well she did not go to mass. She gave Patsy
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bundle of furze and was bringing them home on his back when he fell into the gullet and was drowned. He was the same height as Patsy and the same build.
Patsy did not turn home at the usual hour and Margaret became anxious and informed the neighbours who proceeded to search for him and found him, as they thought, dead in the river. They brought home the corpse and waked him, thinking all the time that it was Patsy. Then they buried him and when all was over Patsy returned back.
A short time after on a Sunday morning the real Patsy arrived home Finding the door locked, he thought that his wife Margaret had gone
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man named Patsy Murphy and his wife Margaret. They lived on the hillside and kept a few acres of land. He had a very old horse and he used to go out some evenings to cut the tops of furze along the hill to feed him.
One evening he went up the hill and he had to cross a gullet by a beam which was very dangerous. As he was at his usual work cutting the furze tops a stranger came and told him that his cousin, naming the man, was very ill and was going to leave him, Patsy, some money, and to go at once.
Patsy had his old clothes on him and he began to make excuses. The stranger offered to exchange clothes with him to enable him to proceed at once, which he did. Then the stranger cut the little
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2019-08-12 14:14
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Once upon a time there lived an old
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still it was no use. They then threw down three - quarters but still they could not get it to move so they had to throw it all out again.
The empty lorry was driven out to the road a couple of yards away from the gate. Then the men loaded the manure into wheel - barrows and barrowed it out to the road and refilled their lorry and drove away. That only happened a couple of years ago and it is true.
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for many years. A few years ago when the tobacco growing commenced there was a demand for well rotted manure and a man from Carlow came and purchased this heap.
He sent his lorry to draw it home and when the men came to load it a hare came and sat on it for a few seconds and hopped away again. There was not much notice taken of it, and the men loaded the lorry, but when it was loaded it would not start, do what they might.
Some lorries were passing and offered to tow them out but it was all of no avail. When the men saw that they could not get it out they said that they would throw down half of it again, but even
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There is a house named Horahan's in Keelogues and they had a large heap of manure in their yard
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Carlow. He went on a visit to his native place in Graigue - na - Managh He accidentally fell into the river which was there and was drowned This happened about fifty years ago
Another man named Hyland drowned himself in Dublin not very many years ago. Another man named Kelly drowned himself in the Barrow in Carlow.
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first thing they met was a rolling barrel. When they reached the house they went into the wake - room and sat down. When they were a short time in the house they heard two dogs running up and down the stairs barking. When they went to see what it was they could see nothing.
When they set out for home the rolling barrel met them again and it followed them until they reached a river which they had to cross. Maurice Byrne lost his shoe in the river when he was trying to cross it and he had to go home in his stockinged foot.
There was a man named Thomas Ahern who once resided in
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Once there were three men going to a wake. The name of the house in which the wake was being held was May. This man was a Protestant. The names of the men who were going to the wake were Pender, Scully and Byrne.
On their way to the house the
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those were from Moneenroe. They danced reels, jigs, Horn - pipes etc. which they learned from a dance teacher named Billy Doyle from the Upper Hills.
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years ago there used be a sports held each year at a place called Gazebo now called Moneenroe. It used to be a great annual event and walkers, runners, jumpers etc. from over the country used attend.
An old man and his son from Moneenroe used win prizes for walking every year. Martin Delaney was the father's and the son's name. A man named Willie Lawlor from Durrow would carry off the best prizes for all the running events. Some Barnes fellow from Dublin, was one of the best cyclists and Micheal Gleeson of Durrow excelled in the high and long jumps.
The best step dancers were the Delaney's, Loves, Kellys and Brennans. All
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was a man named Tom Brennan from the Strand. He died some years ago. He used to work on the roads, but he often worked on the land too when there would be no work on the road.
He was a very tall man and very strong also. He would make nothing of carrying a big sack of potatoes or oats for a considerable length. Every one knew him as he was a jocose character and went by "Tom the Keg".
The most powerful weight thrower of the present day that I have heard of is Dr. O.' Callaghan of Tipperary. He excels at hammer and weight throwing.
Some
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After the rebellion in 1916 there were ambushes between the Irish volunteers and the English soldiers. One of those battles was fought at Coolbawn and two of the leaders were killed. A third leader named George Dwyer led the remaining men to safety and he is now a Chef Superintendent in the Garda.
There
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it is the sign of bad weather. If the fire does not light up well in the day it is the sign of bad weather.
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is the sign of hard weather also
A horse stands with his tail to the shelter in hard weather. When the cattle stand under a bush it is the sign of wet weather in the future.
When the sky is blue it is the sign of fine weather. When there is dust on the road it is the sign of fine weather.
In wet weather you will see clocks and woodlice running. If the smoke goes up straight out of the chimney it is the sign of fine weather.
In wet weather you will see flies flying. If the smoke blows back
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When they are running in the sky it is the sign of wind.
When the wind is from the North it is the sign of rain or snow. People say when the wind is from the West or North it is the sign of most - rain. The most wind comes from the West.
When the birds are flying high it is the sign of fine weather, when they are flying low it is the sign of wet weather.
When the cat is lying on the hearth with her back to the fire it is the sign of hard weather. When the dog goes into the house and puts his head on his paws it
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When the sun is watery and dull looking it is the sign of bad weather and rain. When there is a circle not far away from the moon it is the sign of rain.
When the stars are not shining bright it is the sign of bad weather in the future. When you see the rainbow you may expect showers. When the clouds have a nose on them it is the sign of rain
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Q. What is the wettest letter in the Alphabet?
A. T. because it comes in the middle of water.
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Q. Why does a hen cross the road?
A. To get to the other side.
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Q. What bridge was never crossed by anybody?
A. The bridge of your nose.
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Q. What goes up when the rain comes down?
A. An umbrella.
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Q. Twenty four white horses tied up in a stall out comes a red one between them all?
A. Your teeth and your tongue.
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see?
A. A scissors.
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Q. What has two ears and can't hear?
A. A pot.
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Q. What is the shiest thing in the world?
A. A clock, because it always has its hands on its face.
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Q. As round as an apple as plump as a ball, can climb the ditches over stable and all?
A. The sun.
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Q. What goes round on its head all day and sleeps on its head behind the door at night?
A. A brush.
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Belfast?
A. Because there is only one B. in it.
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Q. As black as ink as white as milk and hops on the road like hailstones.
A. A magpie.
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Q. What part of a cow goes across the fence first?
A. Her breath.
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Q. A room full and could'nt get a spoon full?
A. Smoke.
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Q. I threw it up white and it came down yellow?
A. An egg.
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Q. What has two eyes and can't
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Q. Four lilylanders four stick standers, two lookers, two pluckers and a whipper - in?
A. A cow.
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Q. What goes up a ladder with its head down?
A. A nail in your boot.
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Q. Twenty sick sheep went out in a gap one of them died how many came back?
A. Nineteen.
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Q. A head like a thimble tail like a rat you may guess for ever but you will never guess that?
A. A pipe.
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Q. Why is honey so scarce in
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A. A pot.
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Q. Why is a lady's jumper like a piece of orange peel?
A. Because it is easy to slip on.
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Q. I am made high up in the air
I fall down but make no noise,
I lie on the ground like a sheet
i cannot bear the sun when it shines I fly away. What am I?
A. Snow.
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Q. Deep down in the earth is a place of my birth I'm as black as the night but your home I make bright when I burst into flames who will tell me my name?
A. Coal.
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Q. Up the road and down the road and carry the road on your back?
A. A ladder.
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Q. Ink ank under the bank ten drawing four?
A. A woman milking a cow.
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Q. Under the fire and over the fire and never touches the fire?
A A cake in a baker.
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Q. Under the ground and over the ground and never touches the ground?
A. A pipe in a miner's pocket.
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Q. Middy, noddy, round body three feet and a wooden hat?
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Q. Patch upon patch without any stitches?
A. A head of cabbage.
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Q. What is full and holds more?
A. A pot full of potatoes when you pour water in.
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Q. What talks and can't walk?
A. A gramophone.
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One of the men stayed there and the other man went for a cock and when he brought him he tied him on the tree. After a while he crew and then they brought the tree.
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There is a place called the Isle of Man in which a great number of trees grow. This place is situated between the Strand and Tolerton.
One night two men went to cut an Ash tree to make handles. At that time nobody was allowed to cut Ash, and if they were caught they would be summoned and put in jail. When they were cutting the tree there was great noise.
When they had it cut down they had to cut it in the middle again because they could not carry it. When they had it cut in the middle they could not take it.
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My home is situated in the townsland of Monavea. It is in the parish of Killabbin. It is in the barony of Slieve Margy. The most common name in the Parish is Neill. Most of the houses are slated. There are over twenty families in the district and about one thousand people.
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men set out to dig for the crock of gold, and they took holy water with the,. There was one Protestant man in the crowd but when they started to dig the Protestant man saw something weird coming towards them, and he told the others because they could not see it.
They ran and left their picks and spades behind them where they remain still. The protestant man died shortly afterwards from the shock.
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There is a glen not far away from my house and in that glen there is supposed to be a crock of gold under a lone bush. The exact bush is not known at the present day, as other bushes have grown up around it since.
The gold was stolen many years ago and hidden under this bush. There were three men going to be hanged in Maryborough for being robbers. Two of them are supposed to be from Ardentegle, and when their friends went to pay them a last visit they were told where the gold was.
One night shortly afterwards some
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There is a road leaving from Monavea to Mayo and it is called the New line. There is another road leading from Tolerton to carlow and it is called the Pike road. There is another road which leads from the Railyard to Coolbawn and it is called the New road.
There is a road leading from Gurteen to Monteen and it is called Ladys lane. There is another road which leads from Gurteen to Monteen and it is called Tims lane. There is also another road which leads from Gureen to Monteen which is called Stone's lane.
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Some say that it is unlucky to start building a house on Saturday It is said that Thursday is an unlucky day to begin ploughing.
Tuesday is also unlucky to begin working. Wednesday is supposed to be a lucky day to get married. It is said if you put on your stocking inside out you will have some bad luck during the day.
If you meet a magpie on the road you will have bad luck. If you meet two magpies you will have good luck.
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of card - board big enough to hold an acorn cup. Fit one acorn cup in each hole, put a number at the bottom of each hole. Get your marbles, stand a few feet away and throw the marbles into the holes and the person who gets the highest number wins the game.
To make a maybush you need one hawthorn bush and some flowers and some egg - shells and some coloured paper. Plant the bush in the ground. Colour the eggshells and stick them on the bush. Hang a bunch of flowers and a piece of coloured paper on with each egg - shell.
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and pin the small one on to the big one putting in eyes and a nose and a mouth. Use two pins for his legs.
To make the horse, fix the other smallone on to the other big one sticking on ears cut out of paper, using four pins for his legs and a few strands of wool for his tail.
To make a pair of dolls shoes you need two acorns one for each shoe. Cut off the top part lengthwise leaving a little bit in front for the toe - cap. Remove the inside, gum a little bow of silk on the front.
To make an acorn solitaire you need nine acorn cups and the lid of a card - board box. Cut out nine holes in the piece
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Many poor children make their own toys. Here are some of the toys they make. "Men on horse - back," "dolls shoes" and "solitaire."
To make a "man on horse - back." Get four acorns two large ones and two small ones. Get one small one and one big one
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can cure Erysipelas. this is how she cures it. She puts some flour in a saucepan and she puts it on the fire and leaves it on the fire untill it is baked brown. Then she puts it on the erysipelas. she keeps doing this until the person is better
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and ulcers. He cures warts from olive oil and castor oil and the juice of various herbs mixed together.
He makes the cures for boils from milk and bread. He makes ointment for ulcers. There is a man named, Thomas Edmonds in Garrendenny who can lift a dropped breast - bone.
There is a woman in Killeshin named Mrs Curran. This woman is said to have a cure for childrens fever and the yellow jaundice. It is said that she cured many people of those diseases.
If you have a sty on your eye, get a thorn off of a gooseberry - bush, and stick it in the sty, and it will go away.
There is a woman in Ardateggle named Mrs Conlon who
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There are many people in this district who can cure various ailments. Maggie Purcell of Ardateggle can cure yellow jaundice. She makes the cure from various herbs. Eddie Wilson of Culcullen can cure warts, boils
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are slate - colour. She makes no nest at all. But she lays her eggs in a larks nest.
When the cuckoo cries, look at the sole of your shoe or your boot and if you get a hair on it, and if it is a grey hair, you will live until you are grey.
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their nests from moss and soft wooley feathers. They lay four or five eggs. The colours of they eggs are black and white.
The yellow hammers make their nests from moss and feathers and hair. They lay five white eggs. They lie on them for three weeks. The crows and the woodpigeons and the magpies build their nests from twigs and moss. They lay four eggs about as big as a bantam's egg.
The wren builds hers from soft moss and hair and soft wooley feathers. She lays twenty two eggs. The wren is said to be the king of the birds.
The cuckoo is said to be the nicest bird of all. It has reddish feet and her feathers
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nests in a tall tree. The wren builds hers in a moss bank or in a palm tree.
The blackbirds and the thrushes make their nests from moss and twigs. The blackbirds lay four blue eggs with brown spots on them. The thrushes lay five white eggs with brown spots on them they both lie on their eggs for two or three weeks.
The swallows build their nests with mud and clay and feathers. It is not known how many eggs they lay. They lie on their eggs for two or three weeks. Young boys often rob birds nests and it is said if they rob a swallows nest or if they kill a swallow the cows will milk blood.
The robins build
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Here are some of the birds which are commonly found. The robin, wren, blackbird, crow, thrush, sparrow, magpie, woodpigeons, and many others Wild birds build their nests in any suitable place that they can find.
The blackbird and the thrush build their nests in a white thorn bush or in a black - thorn bush. The swallows build their nests in a hay - barn or in a bush. The yellow hammers build their nests in a wall. The magpie, the crow and the pigeon build their
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flows by Moore's. It is known as the "level" stream.
There is a hollow on Smyth's farm. It is known as the big Island hollow. There is another hollow down under Arles and It is known as Arles hollow.
There is a hill in Killgorey and it is known as Kellys hill. There is another hill in Abbeyleix. It is known as the white Bawn hill. There is another hill near Smyth's and it is known as Castle hill.
There is a rock near Smyth's of Farnan's and it is called Smyth's rock. It is called Smyth's rock because a man named Smyth used to sit on it when he had no work to do.
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There are four fields on Mr Smyth's farm which have names. One is called the "big field" and another is called the "bog field" and the other is called the "rushy field".
There are nine fields on Mr Donnelly's farm. The names are the "rus", "Kavanah's hill" the "draining" field, "Blanshes", the "grove" field, the "mangold", the "slough" the "six acre" field, and "big Micks" field.
There is a stream which flows through Mayo. It is known as "Cranny's" stream. There is another stream which
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In olden times it was the custom for everyone to get married on either Tuesday or Wednesday. If they got married on those days they would have luck.
If they got married on the other days they would have bad luck. It is said the "good people would take their luck. The months of March, April and August are said to be very lucky for marriage
About fifty years ago a couple were married, there names were James Muldoon and Mary Baker in their own home. Many people used to go to the marriages on horse - back and when the marriage would be over they would race each other home
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There was a wall built around each class. There were two teachers in the school, one was for teach them reading and writing and sums, and the other was to teach them how to make candles and baskets and wooden tools.
This is how they made the candles. They peeled some rushes and dipped them in fat. Then they let them cool. When they were cool they dipped them in the fat again. They kept doing this until the candles were tick enough for use. They made the candles for the poor people. The made the baskets from light sticks.
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In olden times hedge schools were the principal way in which people who lived in those days got their education and learned how to make use of things.
There was a hedge school in Killeshin about six hundred years ago. The children had to bring their own stools. Some of the children had not any wooden stools but they tied four or six sods of turf together and sat on them for stools. They had not any copy books nor any pencils to write with. But they wrote on slates with chalk instead. The master's name was Walsh. The children had to pay their master four pence a week for teaching them
There was also another hedge school in Black Bog
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snow lasted for four weeks. It was four feet high in some places and from five to six feet in many other places.
The last great snow fall that we had happened in the year 1933. It fell in many places to the depth of three to four feet.
In the year 1890 in the month of October. A heavy storm of wind arose. It blew the roofs off many houses and it blew down many trees and did other damage.
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In the year 1921 there was a heavy storm. It was in the month of February. It stripped many houses, scattered ricks of hay, it tumbled sheds and trees, and swept away cattle and sheep and did damage to many other things.
In January 1918 there was a great thunder storm and heavy rain fell. It flooded many acres of low - lying land, rivers overflowed their banks and swept away bridge's, tree's, sheep cattle, and many other thing's.
There was a great fall of snow in the year 1913. Many people lost their lives in the drifts. Cattle got covered up with snow and died. Many people got the Flú and died. The
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save it. The house was burned to the ground.
Another house that was burned was belonging to Miss Pender of Killeshin. It was burned by a spark which flew out of the chimney on to the thatch and set the house on fire. It was all burned all to the four walls. It was the last house that was burned around here.
Another house that was burned was belonging to Patrick Kehoe of Springhill. It was all burned all to the Kitchen and two rooms.
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swimming in the river Dineen in Castlecomer. His name was Patrick Reilly of Eskerty. The place into which he got was very deep and there was a suckage in the pond the draw of the water underneath took him down to the bottom and he was drowned. He had no comrades with him to save him and he was not able to save himself.
There was once a house that was burned. It belonged to Thomas Fitzgerald of Ardateggle. It was burned by a spark which set the soot on fire in the chimney. The soot set the chimney on fire and the chimney set the thatch on fire. There was only one old man living in the house and he was not able to
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Once there lived a man named James Mulhall of Monavea. He was drowned in the river Barrow in Carlow. As he was coming out of a shop in Carlow he had no light and it was dark. He crossed the street and fell into the river Barrow and was drowned.
Another man was believed to be drowned while
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went and stood beside the Bank. Danny Flalkner jumped three feet high but the bank could not jump at all.
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He saw a hare in the distance. He ran after it and he caught it. Then he got a piece of rope and tied the scythe to the hare's tail. The hare ran around the field and had it mowed in half an hour.
Once there lived a man named Dooley of Borris Co, Carlow. He had a wonderful pony. One day he raced a train with his pony and beat it. Mr Dooley had only one arm.
Once there lived a man named Danny Falkner who claimed he could jump three feet higher than the bank of Ireland in Carlow. The man to whom he told this said he could do no such thing. They both
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When Athlone station was first built a man named Micheal Neill of Coone sang there. The name of the song he sang was the "Isle of the Green" He was also a good runner and a good jumper. Many people tried to run him but they could not.
One man named Micheal Browne tried to run him by running around a two - acre - field three times. But he was around it three times before Browne was round it twice.
Once there lived a man named Lawlor in Bilbo. One day he was mowing hay in one of his fields with a scythe. After he had mowed a small of the field he got tired.
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When clocks are seen running about it is the sign of rain. When midgets are plentiful it is the sign of rain. When the birds are flying low it is the sign of rain. When there is a circle around the moon it is the sign of rain.
When the north wind is blowing hard it is the sign of snow. When the smoke is coming straight out of the chimney it is the sign of snow.
Rainbows are the sign of showers and cold weather. When the clouds are dull it is the sign of wet weather.
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When the sun goes down red it is the sign of fine weather. When the sky is blue it is the sign weather. When the birds are flying high it is the sign of fine weather. When a blue fog is seen in the morning or in the evening it is the sign of fine weather.
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Q. A humpty backed father a hollow hearted mother three dirty children one after the other?
A. A pot.
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A. A man who in the beginning of his life crawls on two legs and two hands. In the middle of his life walks upright on two legs and in his old age hobbles on two legs and a stick.
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Q. Little red Nanny with her little red nose the longer she stands the shorter she grows?
A. A candle.
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Q. I have a little sister she sits in the ditch if you go near her she will give you the itch?
A. A nettle.
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Q. Black and white and re(a)d all over?
A. a newspaper.
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Q. As round as an apple as deep as a cup and all the King's men could not dig it up?
A. A well.
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Q. As I went up he hill I met my uncle Bill. I cut off his head and drank his blood and left his body easy?
A. A bottle of Whiskey.
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Q. It's in the corner in the pot. It is covered with eyes but it cannot see?
A. A pot full of soup.
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Q. What is it which walks on four legs in the morning on two at midday and on three in the evening?
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A. A pipe in a collier's pocket.
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Q. What has a head a foot and four legs and cannot walk?
A. A bed
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Q 20 white soldier's on a red hill here they go, here they go, and here they stand still?
A. Your teeth
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Q. As white as ink as black as snow and hops on the rain like hail stones?
A. A magpie.
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Q. What goes around on its head all day and sleeps on its head all night?
A. A brush.
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Q. What has no legs but can run very fast?
A. A water tap.
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Q. What goes up when the rain comes down?
A An umbrella
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Q. What Irish man is the best swimmer?
A. A cork man.
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Q. A head like a thimble a tail like a rat you may guess for ever but you will not guess that?
A. A pipe
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Q. Under the bank and over the bank and yet it never touches the bank?
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the tongue?
A. Whiskey.
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Q. Why is a lady's jumper like a piece of orange peel?
A. Because it is easy to slip on.
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Q. Why was the Elephant last into Noah's Ark?
A. Because he had to pack his trunk
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Q. What is it which occurs once in every minute twice in a moment but never in a year?
A. The letter M.
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Q. Why does a cow look over the hedge?
A. Because she cannot look under it.
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Q. Why is honey so scarce in Belfast?
A. Because there is only one B in Belfast
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Q. What always walks with its head down?
A. A nail in your boot.
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Q. What is full and holds more?
A. A pot full of potatoes when you pour water in.
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Q. Patch upon patch without any stitches
A. A head of cabbage.
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Q. Why is the letter F like a banana skin?
A. Because both make all fall.
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Q. What key is the best for unlocking
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the cart and when they were ready to go the pony wouldn't move. The man said she wouldn't have to get out if by her magic she would the pony move. She said she would get out if he promised her to be there at the same time the next night. He said he would and when he said this the woman vanished The man went home but he forgot to go the next night. When he was in bed that night the woman came and killed him. The events related in this story happened one hundred years ago.
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Once there lived a man named Murphy. One night he was coming home from Carlow. As he was passing through Killeshin he saw a woman on the road. He asked her to get into his cart and he would carry her home. She got into
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was killed by the fairy turkey. The next day when the man went out to work the turkey was still following him. A wise man told him that he would have to cross the ocean before the fairy would stop following him. He died when he was crossing.
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About one hundred years ago there lived a man named Thomas Murray He lived in Ardateggle. One night he was coming home from the fair of Carlow. He had his little white dog with him, and he had some drink taken. When he was near home he saw a turkey in the ditch and he went over to the ditch and he gave the turkey a kick. This turkey was a fairy turkey and she followed the man home. That night his little dog
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named Collins about the time of the Great war.
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There is a treasure hidden in Collins bank in Ardateggle. It was hidden there by a man
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There is a treasure Hidden in Doonane hill field. It is not known who hid it there, or how long it is hidden there.
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one of her fields. It is a chest of gold silver and copper.
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There is a treasure hidden in Mr Wades field. The field in which it is hidden in is situated in Ardateggle. Long ago a man named Brennan lived there. When he was dying he dug up a hole 80 feet deep and buried all his money there because he had no friends to give it to and he did not want strangers to get it. Some men were watching him burying it, so when he was dead the men dug for it, but they could only get one of the coins.
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most common is Lynam. There is only one very old person in the district. Her name is Mrs Brennan, Dromagh, Crettyard Leix. She is not able to speak Irish. Most of the houses are thatched. Houses were not more numerous in olden times. People did not emigrate to any other countries. There are not very many ruined houses in the district
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The name of my home district is Dromagh. It is situated in the parish of Doonane and in the Barony of Slieve Margy. There are about ten families in the district. There is about thirty people in the district. The family name
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There is a road leading from Monavea to Ardenteggle which is called the "bog road".There is another road which leads from William Grahams to Moores which is called the "green road". This is so called because there is grass growing on it. There is a road leading from Tolerton to Carlow which is called the "pike road."
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There is a road which leads from Monavea to Mayo which is called the "new line". There is another road which leads from Dan Moores cross to Newtown cross which is called the "back road"
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they have them all caught. Then the last two that is caught last gets in for the chain and the game starts over again. Another game we play is wallflowers. This is how it is played. First the children gets into a large ring. Then one girl goes around with a handkerchief and gives it to another girl. The girl that gets the handkerchief follows the other girl until she tigs her, and this is how the game is played.
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There are many games which children play both at home and in school. There is one which we usually play which is called stag. This is how it is played First two gets in for a chain. Then they follow the other children until
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are growing. Fairies are heard in it sometimes. No one ever descended into this rath.
There is another fort in the townland of Woodlands. It is circular in shape. Fairies are heard playing and singing music in it during the night. It is situated near a lone tree. Churning is heard in it during the day.
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There are many forts around this district. There is one in Tolerton which is in a field belonging to Mr King. It is circular in shape. It is bounded by a ditch about two feet high. On the top of the ditch trees
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journey and you saw one magpie you will have bad luck that day. If you saw two you will have good luck.
It is said that if you were starting on a journey and fell at the step of the door you would have bad luck before you. People say if you put your cloths on inside out some misfortune will befall you during the day.
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It is said that Saturday is an unlucky day to start building a house. People think that Tuesday is an unlucky day to start ploughing. Saturday is supposed to be an unlucky day to get married and Wednesday is supposed to be lucky
If you were going on a journey and forgot your top coat it would be unlucky to turn back for it If it happened you were going on a journey and you met a red - haired woman some misfortune would befall you that day. If you were going on a
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ready for use. Boys have great sport playing with a kite on a windy day
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also make rag dolls. First they gather rags of different colours. Then they make the head of the doll. When this is done they make the body of the doll Then they put sticks for the arms and legs. Then they stick in pieces of thread for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Then the work is completed. Boys also make tops from spools. First they pare one end of the spool to a point. Then they put a piece of stick through the hole of the spool. When this is done it is ready for use. Boys make kites from sticks, paper and thread. First they get two pieces of sticks, one about a foot long and the other about nine inches long. Then they stick them together with tax. Then they stick on prown paper with glue. When this is done they put a long twine out of one end of the kite and then it is
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Many children make toys in this district Girls make necklaces from daisies or primroses. First they gather a sufficient quantity of flowers. Then they put a hole in the stem of one and put the stem of the other through the hole. They continue weaving until they have them woven into a chain. Girls
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was cured. There is a woman in Doonane named Mrs Doyle who has a cure for toothache. She could cure it with bread. Before she puts the bread in she says certain prayers. There is a well in Kilgorey to which many people go to obtain cures for their.
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There are many cures in this district for various ailments.
There is a woman named Maggie Purcell who has a cure for jaundice. She makes it from herbs. This woman lives in Ardenteggle.
There are many cures for warts in this district. This is one of them. Go out early in the morning before the sun rises. Get a snail and rub it to the warts. Then stick the snail on a blackthorn bush, and when the snail dies the warts will disappear. There is a woman in Ardenteggle named Mrs Doolen who is able to stop bleeding. There is a woman in Crettyard who is able to raise the breast - bone of a person. This is how she did it. She got a glass and a candle and made the person lean on it and while she was saying "three" the person
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away in August.
The wren builds her nest in a mossy bank. She lays from eighteen to twenty eggs. Many stories are told of how the robin got her red breast It is said that when Our Saviour was on the cross the robin was trying to pull the nails out of His Hands and Feet and a drop of Blood fell on her breast.
The blackbird lays four blue eggs She builds her nest of moss and grass She usually sits on the eggs for about three weeks.
The thrush lays five speckled brown eggs. She makes her nest in a hedge or bush. This bird usually sits on the eggs for three weeks.
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lays five white eggs, with brown spots on them. She sits on the eggs for about three weeks. The swallow builds her nest in a hay - barn or a cowhouse. She builds her nest of hay and feathers She lies on the eggs for two or three weeks. Boys are told that if they rob a swallows nest the cows will milk blood. The crow builds her nest in a tall tree. She builds her nest of moss and sticks. She lays about seven eggs. She sits on the eggs for about four weeks The weather can also be judged by the crow. It is said if they fly high it is the sign of fine weather and if they fly low it is the sign of rain.
The cuckoo does not build a nest, but she lays her eggs in another bird's nest. The cuckoo does not remain with us all the year round. She comes to us in April and goes
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Wild birds are very plentiful around this district. The robin builds her nest in a ditch or in a wall. The robin builds her nest of moss and sticks. She
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in it long ago. There is a hill near Smyths which is known a "Smyth's" hill. This is so called because a man named Smyth used to sit on it when he had no work to do. There is a place called the "bharóg" on a field in Monavea which belongs to John Brennan. There is a field in Tolerton which is called the "bush" field This is so called because there is a bush growing in the centre of it.
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in it long ago. There is a hill near Smyths which is known a "Smyth's" hill. This is so called because a man named Smyth used to sit on it when he had no work to do. There is a place called the "baróg" on a field in Monavea which belongs to John Brennan. There is a field in Tolerton which is called the "bush" field This is so called because there is a bush growing in the centre of it.
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in it long ago. There is a hill near Smyths which is known a "Smyth's" hill. This is so called because a man named Smyth used to sit on it when he had no work to do. There is a place called the "bharóg" on a field in Monavea which belongs to John Brennan. There is a field in Tolerton which is called the "bush" field This is so called because there is a bush growing in the centre of it.
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There are many fields around this district which have names such as the "Mass Field." This field is situated in Tolerton. It is so called because long ago Mass was said in this field. There is a field on Mr Kings farm which is called the "Rath field." This is so called because a rath is to be seen in that field. It is situated in Tolerton. There is a field in Ballinakill called "Mary Nolan's" field. It is so called because a woman named Mary Nolan lived
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of the family was present on that night. There was a pancake made for each person.
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day to get married. Long ago when a couple was going to get married the man would go to the girl's house He would also take another man with him to settle up the match. It was the custom that the two getting married should ride on two decorated horses to the church, and when they would be coming home it was the custom for wives to sit on the horse with their husbands. The boss of the house gave a dowry which sometimes was money and those who had not money gave stock instead. If it was raining on the morning the pair were getting married it is a sign they will be very unlucky.
On shrove Tuesday it was the custom to make pancakes. This was also called pancake Tuesday because on that day pancakes were made. Every member
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Many years ago it was the custom to get married on either a Wednesday or a Friday. The people believed that if the pair getting married did not get married on either of these days they would never have and luck. Saturday was believed to be a very unlucky
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2019-07-26 10:56
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who used to tan his own leather. This man lived in Monavea.
Long ago people thatched their own houses. Slated houses were unusual There is a man in Monavea named Jim Purcel who is a very good thatcher Long ago people made their own gates. These were mostly wooden gates
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own candles. These candles were known as rush candles. The rushes were pulled and left to dry. Then the skin was peeled off, leaving one strip the entire length of the candle Then they were dipped in tallow again and again until they were the required thickness. There was one special day in the year for making candles, and on that day they made as many candles as was required for the year
There are also many limekilns in this district which were working up to a very short time ago. There is one in Monavea belonging to Mr Donnelly. There is also another in Kilgorey belonging to Mr Kelly. There is also another limekiln in Ardenteggle belonging to Mr Doyle. There was a man named Bob Fennell
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There was once an old hedge - school to be seen in Monavea. The teacher's name was Mr Brennan. The lessons taught were writing and arithmetic In those days copies and pencils were not used, but instead, slates and pencils which were made for the purpose. The children were taught in the open. The teachers resided in the neighbouring houses. The children were seated on little stools. The pay the teacher got was two pence from each child.
There was also an old hedge - school in Kilgorey. The children were taught in the open. The teacher's name was Mr Crinnen. The lessons taught were writing, reading, and arithmetic. The children were seated on little wooden stools
Long ago people used to make their
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1881 there was a severe snow Storm. It lasted over two months and in the month of June it was still to be seen in many places. On the level places it was nearly twelve feet high and in some places the drifts reached fifteen feet. The snow was so heavy on some old houses that they fell under the weight. Many sheep and cows got lost during the snow. There was a man coming from the fair He kept travelling during the snow and it became so high that he lost his way and when the snow cleared away he was found dead.
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In the year 1903 there was a severe wind storm. Houses were left without roofs and some houses fell in. Large trees were uprooted. It lasted three days, and during this storm many accidents occured. In the month of March
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