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and soon filled the table with oatmeal.
Then Colman and his family had a good meal of stirabout.
A while after, the mill was asked to grind gold.
It did so and after that Colman and his family wanted for nothing.
But some of his relatives heard about the mill and they resolved to steal it from him.
They stole it and since Colman was a powerful man they were afraid of him and they decided to go to America
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2019-12-15 23:54
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down the mill on the road and a tiny little miller about the size of a bee came out.
The little man told the miller to grind corn.
Immediately the mill began grinding oatmeal until there was a heap of it on the road.
Very doubtfully Colman took the mill and set out for home.
When he reached home he placed the mill on the table and told it to grind.
It promptly responded to his command
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2019-12-15 23:51
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hawthorn bush by the roadside.
When he drew near it he saw a tiny little man hopping about it.
The man asked Colman how much did he want for the cow.
Colman told him he wanted five pounds for her.
The little man offered him a tiny little mill about the size of an alarm-clock.
Colman looked at the man scornfully and was about to drive the cow away when the little man laid
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2019-12-15 23:49
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When the school was in Mayo there lived in Liscolman a man named Colman
He was very poor and had to sell all his stock until nothing remained but an old cow.
He decided at last to sell her because his family were starving.
One morning he set out for the fair of Claremorris with the cow.
When he reached Ballygowan there was
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A burned child dreads the fire.
Satan finds mischief for idle hands to do.
Two removals are as bad as a burning.
The best horse jumps the ditch.
Never leave off (un) till tomorrow what you can do to-day.
Wine is sweet but the price is sour.
A stitch in time saves nine
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2019-12-15 23:43
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Denn church is situated beside the road.
Its walls are made of stone which were quarried out of Denn Hill. Long ago Denn was an independent parish with its own rector who lived in the now ruined rectory. Now the same rector with the help of a Curate preaches in the united of Cavan, Derryheen and Denn.
There is one aisle up the middle of the church with twelve very nice oak pews each side of it which were brought from Scotland.
Last year a new Communion Table was bought by the parishioners in memory of Mrs Shire
There are five windows on the one on the vestry and three on the belfey.
It was built in the year 1,815
The first two wardens were Patrick Fegan and Thomas
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2019-12-15 23:10
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A rainbow in the morning is the shepherds warning
A rainbow at night is the shepherds delight.
When a rainbow is seen in the morning it is a sign that there is a storm coming. When a rainbow is seen in the evening it is a sign that you are going to have good weather.
Seagulls.
When the seagulls are seen coming inland stormy or rainy weather is almost always approaching. The storm is there element and the seagulls enjoy the heaviest gale
When it gets stormy at sea. The seagulls come inland.
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2019-12-15 23:04
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Heaslip.
The grave yard surrounds the church. There is a wall around part of the grave yard.
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2019-12-15 23:03
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I went to see an old man named Barney Smith. He is over seventy and is quite bald. He is a tailor and is very jolly. He did not go to a hedge-school but he said that hedge-school teachers were paid at the rate of 6d per week.
He often heard his father and mother talking about the "Big Wind" . His father was six years old then and an awful lot of damage was done.
People had three meals, each consisting of potatoes which they peeled with their thumbs, they also had indian dumplings and oaten bread. The potatoes were put in a creel at dinner time and the the vegetables were put on the pan and they all crowded round.
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2019-12-15 22:58
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Sheep and goats give signs of the weather when they are high on the hills we are sure of a fine spell. When the come down to the bottom of the hill we may be sure that there is a storm coming.
Fogs and Mists
When a fog is seen round the top of Slieve Glagh we may be sure there is an storm coming. When the fog is seen round in the hollows we may be sure of a fine spell.
Corns.
When there is a storm coming people who have corns find them paining them very much. When there is good weather coming the people
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2019-12-15 22:54
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who have corns never find them aching.
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2019-12-15 22:53
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If you give anybody the loan of anything on the 1st May you will not have the like to give again.
Beacause the same thing you will never have on the 1st May.
If you put your shoes on the table you will have bad luck.
If you write a letter and dry it to the fire. Suppose you had no blotting paper. You will be dissappoined that day.
If you put a sod on a foals back you will have good luck with the foal.
If you set a hen on a Saturday you will have no chickens.
If you put a two shilling piece in a
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2019-12-15 22:48
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can of water when a cow is calving you will have good luck with your calf.
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(When) We have cows calves and a mare at home. We call one our cows Lynch's cow because we bought her from a man named Pat Lynch. Another cow we called Darky because she is a black cow. Another called "Polly" because she has no horns. We call them these names to know one from another when speaking about them. We say Progy when bringing in the cow or puting them out. We say Suck Suck when calling the calves to their drink. We call the cow house the bire. (When) We put a chain on their neck with a link on it when tieing them People tie their head to their leg when the are
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2019-12-15 22:44
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theiving People put a horse shoe on the stable door for to have good luck. We call hens "chuck chuck" when calling them. Ducks. Wheet Wheet". Turkeys "Pee Pee" and Goslings "Gussy Gussy". We put a round mark on eggs when setting them for fraid another hen would lay on the nest when the clocker is off at her feed.
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2019-12-15 22:41
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Wooden dishes were made of ash. They were used long ago for salting and washing it. The men that made them were called coopers. They were in two pieces, and put together with wooden screws. They were sold at fairs for 3/6.
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2019-12-15 22:36
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Wooden buckets were made of ash with iron handles in them. They were used for feeding cattle and horses. They are still to be seen at some places. They were made by coopers and were sold for four shillings each. At that time there were no zinc ones.
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2019-12-15 22:30
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Friday
Lucky to start any work e.g. ploughing, sowing, on a Friday morning. This is one of the strongest beliefs in the district presently
Butter
Unlucky to give away any of the butter from the first churning from a cow after calving. You gave your luck away in doing so.
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2019-12-15 22:27
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New Year's Day
Unlucky to throw out ashes or dust or water on that day.
A Weasel
To see a weasel running across the road is a sign of ill luck
Salt.
1. It was not right to bring home beef in a cart at Xmas if the mare was in foal unless the beef was salted.
2. Throw a pinch of salt on milk when giving it away for fear of taking the luck away.
3. Throwing a pinch of salt in a setting of eggs to leave the luck with them & the giver in doing so did not take away from his own luck
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2019-12-15 22:22
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bread the same. Some-times they stuck two iron bars in the ground called "greels" and put a griddle on top of the greels. They used to put the cake standing up straight until each side was baked and then left it lying down flat.
When it was baked it was very hard.
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2019-12-15 22:21
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Long ago they used to eat oaten and barley bread. They used to thresh the corn long ago with a horse mill. Then they used to sell the wheat because that time it was three pounds per barrell.
Long ago they baked the bread on a griddle in front of the fire. They used to make potatoecakes also.
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2019-12-15 22:18
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Long ago they used to make bread out of oaten meal and barley meal. It used to be baked on a griddle and it used to be cut into two halves before it baked.
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2019-12-15 22:18
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Our house is built of mud walls and thatched. The yellow clay was mixed with chopped straw and it had to be tramped well in the mixing.
The house is of three apartments two rooms and a kitchen and there is a dairy attached to it. There is one chimney on the top. Our house is three hundred years old
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2019-12-15 22:16
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Long ago the houses were built with mud walls. The roofs used to be thatched with oaten straw. The floor was made of clay and the fire was on the hearth against the middle wall. Every house used to have a half door but there are very few now. A settle bed was very common and it used to be in the kitchen along the wall. There no lamps and the used to make candles out of rushes and grease.
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2019-12-15 22:14
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Mr Kellys house was a shop long ago and also Brian Keegans. They were very queer shops long ago. Some of then that were only amateur shops had up stairs. The only difference in the money I know is this. there were four penny bits, two penny bits and ten penny bits. They used to bring eggs and butter and get their goods for them.
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2019-12-15 22:10
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a pan and that would be "boxty".
Some more people make a cake and put a ring in it and whoever would get the ring would be the first in the family to get married.
All the boys and girls would gather into one house long ago and they would have great fun, and a party to celebrate the night.
Then all the small boys would go "ducking" for apples in a large tub of water.
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2019-12-15 22:06
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Long ago November's night was a great night for all the young folk.
The people used to have a great feast on that night.
They used to make a feast of cally.
More people used to get a few potatoes and peel them and scrape them with a scraper.
Then they got a cloth and put it round the potatoes and squeezed them and took the water out of them and mixed flour through them and baked it on
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2019-12-15 22:03
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near my house in the townland of Kilbeg.
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book".
They were taught to write but they did not write much, they did more oral work.
They wrote on slates with slate pencils.
The compensation the teacher got was that he could go for one week with each child and then he would depart and to to some other school.
The name one one teacher was Mr Tracey and he had only one hand.
This school was in a field
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2019-12-15 22:00
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A little over a hundred years ago the present system of National Education was established.
Before that the school consisted of a barn with lines of stones on which the children sat.
The teacher sat on a bench shaped like a stool.
They went to school in the evenings.
They had two books "the Single spelling book " and "the Double spelling
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2019-12-15 21:58
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long in one place he used to go about from one place to another trying to get better wages.
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to lodge one week in each of the children's houses and he used to be teaching the children of that village all the week and he got his food and lodging free and he sued to get a penny a week from each child.
The books they used were a single spelling book and the Primmer and there used to be only one of each of these books in every school.
the teacher used not stay very
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2019-12-15 21:55
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Long ago the Irish people had to attend hedge schools.
There were many hedge schools in this district. There was one is Belesker taught by Mr. Mullarkey.
All the children of the village would come to an old barn and there they used to be taught to read, spell and write.
They had no desks so they had to leave their copies or slates on their knees and write.
The teacher used
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2019-12-15 21:52
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had to take the teacher for a week and then he would go to the next child for another week.
They had no desk so they had to leave their copies on their knees. The teacher boarded in a house near by, the barn.
The scholars used slates and slate pencils for writing and doing sums. The teacher used to get his food free in every house and each child used to give him a penny a week.
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2019-12-15 21:50
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Long ago there were many hedge schools in this locality.
There was one in Brickens taught by Mr Henery. The children had to go to an old barn to be taught.
They used only one book and that was a spelling book. It used to be a block of wood the children had to sit on and a stool the teacher had to sit on.
They sued to make them do reading, writing spelling and sums.
Every child
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2019-12-15 21:47
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2. There was a great stormy January in the year 1920.
It knocked the roof off out houses.
It gave no signs of its approach.
It came quickly and it knocked a great many trees.
The night of the high wind was the 6th day of January 1,839.
It nearly knocked down all the houses belonging to the poor people and many people died with the fright.
They quenched the fires for fear their roofs would burn.
Many people buuilt
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1. About a hundred years ago the old people believed in witchcraft.
It was believed that there was a witch in Ballyhaunis district who had a grudge against the people.
She rose a storm by witchcraft on the 6th day of January 1839 and it was so rough that the people could taste the salt water of the Atlantic and that is still spoken of as the night of the big wind.
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2019-12-15 21:41
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There are two graveyards in our parish. Their names are Mullaghboy and Potahee. Potahee is situated in the townland of Potahee and Mullaghboy is situated in the townland of Mullaghboy. They are still in use. The graveyards are not round in shape. There are no ruined churches around here. Trees are grown in the graveyards. The graveyards contain old tombs and crosses. The dates are when ever a person dies. Some of the people are buried in the ruin of the churchyard. There are no disused churches in the parish. The unbaptised children were buried along a ditch or in a field. Those places were unconsecrated graveyards. Local families still use certain graveyards though they may be much further distant than the parish graveyard.
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meal and flour into a basin. Then they added soda and salt and mix all together. After that they wet it with milk and mixed it into a dough. Then it was kneaded and put on the griddle to bake. Long ago the people ate salt-meat once a day. The meat they ate long ago was the flesh of the deer, and wild boar which they killed in the chase. Long ago fish and vegetables were always eaten. The people used to eat late at night. There were certain kinds of food eaten at Christmas and Easter. On Easter Sunday eggs were eaten and on Christmas day a goose or a turkey was eaten. Tea was first used in the district at Christmas. The vessels that were used before cups became common were noggins and porringers.
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o daddy the cow are the piper.
Bad luck to the beast she had a musical taste to eat such a beautiful chanter.
Paddy a vick get a lump of a stick
to drive her to Glenally to cant her.
VI
The cow she was drove a mile or two off
to the side of the town called Glenally.
Where the creature was sold for four guineas in gold
to the clerk of the parish Jim Daly.
They went into a tent the luck penny spent
for the clerk was the devils own spiper.
VII
Who the blazes was there playing the rakes of Kildare
but poor Denny Byrne the piper
Tim gave a bout like a half broken coult
and Denny he looked like a gomack
He said "by the power I thought these eight hours
you were swimming through the "drim" of the stomack.
Now since we met our whistles we'll wet
like devils we'll dance round the piper
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astonished as well as delighted.
In these time poor Denny could could not
earn a penny martial law had him stung like a viper.
It kept him within till the bones and they skin
were grinning through the rags of the piper.
III
One heavenly night as the moon shone out bright poor Denny strode home by Drumdaning
And what did he see from the branch of a tree but the corpse of a soldier there hanging.
Says Denny the rogues they have boots they have brogues and the boots they had such a grip sir.
They were sewed gallows tight he pulled with such might the legs and boots came with the piper.
IV
He took up the legs and he took to his pegs till he came to Tim Kennedy's cabin.
Says Tim from within I cannot let you in
You'll be shot if you are caught out there rapping.
He sent him to the shed where the cow was in bed with a wisp he began to wipe her.
They lay down together on the seven foot feather the cow hugging Denny the piper.
V
When breakfast was done Tim sent out his son to make Denny jump like a lamp lighter.
The legs they were there and he roared like a bear
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I
In the year ninty eight I am sorry to state
it was treason to be a Milesian.
Our country was ate by a black bearded set
though history tells us they were hessians
In those troublesome times we had all sorts
of crimes and murders never were riper.
At the side of Glenreen [?] not one acre from me
lived poor Denny Byrne the piper.
II
Neuither wedding nor wake was worth an old
shake to which Denny was not invited.
Emptying the bags and squeezing the he
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I
In the year ninty eight I am sorry to state
it was treason by a Milesian.
Our country was ate by a black bearded set
though history tells us they were hessians
In those troublesome times we had all sorts
of crimes and murders never were riper.
At the side of Glenreen [?] not one acre from me
lived poor Denny Byrne the piper.
II
Neuither wedding nor wake was worth an old
shake to which Denny was not invited.
Emptying the bags and squeezing the he
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They got nothing out of Boylan
To satisfy their greed.
XVI
"No fault no blame
Have I to leave
On Anyone
XVI
"No fault no blame I to leave
On anyone standing by
It was my own hand and my own gun
And the Lord that rules on heigh.
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And sisters do not mourn for me,
Or for me do not cry
For I am not too good for heaven
Nor am I afraid to die.
XVIII
The last words that Pat Boylan spoke
Would render the heart like stone
He said "God be with you, my mother dear
You are now left alone
"I hope you will not weep for me
Or in your silence cry
I am not too good for Heaven
I am not afraid to die".
XIX
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The day of his sad funeral
It was a grievous sight
To see men from every Parish
To Drumloman taking flight
XX
There was Lavey, Lara and Killincere
Denn and Crosserlough
Mullaghoran Ballentemple and the boys of sweet Kilmore.
XXI
The remains pf Patrick Boylan
That they under shoulders bore
They brought to Drumkilley,
Laid him by his side
And many a tear was shed for Boylan.
XXII
With weary limbs and broken hearts
Each one returned home
To comfort the poor widow
Who lost her only son
XXIII
See cruelty as you may see
Death took from us our joy
For the sun it never shone
Upon a nobler hearted boy.
XXIV
I hope he is in heaven nopw
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With the angels round him sing
For the soul of Patrick Boylan
Was never stained by sin.
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XI
"Alas," he cries,
"I am shot my boys,
And at me you may laugh."
XII
They brought him to a neighbours house
Took his coat and waistcoat off
The neighbours all assisted
Each one did all they could
But human aid was useless
To stop the flowing blood.
XIII
The priest and doctor
Were sent for
They came just at a call
But all their skill
Or genius work
Could not find out the ball.
XIV
For three long days in agony
He suffered pain and woe
With his bed surrounded
Night and day
By the dominions of the law.
XV
To seek for information
Those boys came with speed
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For a shooting match did go.
VI
He charged his gun five fingers long
Woth powder and with ball
But little was his notion
It would prove his own down fall.
VII
There was a young man in the crowd,
Said "Boylan, "Load for me"
"Here is my gun my hands are cold"
"I give it unto thee"
VIII
He reached to take his comrade's gun.
To load it then he tried.
He placed his own gun on the ground
With the muzzle by his side.
IX
The trigger flew by magic
As every one may see
And in the twinkling of an eye
Took Boylan's life away.
X
As soon as the report was heard
Each one returned round.
Pat Boylan like an oak tree
Lay dying on the ground.
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I
Assist me now you muses,
Till I discourse my quill,
Those mournful lines which I pen down,
Would make your blood run trill.
II
It is on the death of a young man,
Who received his death by accident
In 1887.
III
His name was Patrick Boylan
His age was scarce eighteen,
He was one of the finest young men
That ever your eves has seen.
IV
His height was six feet and one half
His weight full eighteen stone
He was an ornament of beauty
Widow's only son.
V
It was on the sixth of January
In the dept of frost and snow,
Pat Boylan with his dog and gun
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There is a crock of gold hidden in a fort three fields from the main road in John Smith's
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God knows if I'm telling a word of a lie"
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heard that she wasn't their they were very troubled. At last they thought of the boghole where they found her body. The parent's deeply regretted their loss.
A boy named Tierney of Carnagh was drowned in a boghole in Carnagh bog. It is said that he and his comrade were jumping bogholes and he slipped in. It is also said that when putting a bag of turf up on his back it hit against a clamp of turf and knocked him into a boghole.
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broken during this storm. The thunder was followed by a down-pour of rain which flooded the most of the land. A house belonging to Mr. James Harten of Urble was flooded. This storm lasted only for three hours and it was terrible how such a flood could rise in that short time.
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The name of the tailor that is in this district is Mr. Peter Halton Drumhoura. He sews at his home but does not travel from house to house. He does not stock cloth but some tailors in the towns stock it yet. Cloth is not spun locally.
The tailor uses a sewing machine, a scissors, a tape, a thimble, a needle and a smoothing iron. Shirts are made in some of the homes yet from linen or flannelette. About fifty years ago shirts were made from flax grown locally.
Socks and stockings are knitted in nearly every home. The thread is not spun in the homes but is bought in the shops. There is no spinning wheel in this district.
At the death of a relative black is worn. Some people wear a black band on their arm.
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dance. If they got a penny they would go a way satisfied.
This is called the "Brighidogs" because Brighid means Brigid. The origin of this is supposed to be when Saint Brigid was on earth she was so kind and generous that she gave something to the poor and the stranger and even if she had nothing to give them she begged from the rich people for them.
Long ago they used to bring a rag doll by the way it was a baby that they called Brighidog and were begging for it.
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This is the way the feast of Saint Brigid is celebrated in this locality.
On the first of February boys and girls amuse themselves by going round from house to house and from village to village gathering money and eggs and bread when they could get it.
The boys dress themselves in girls' clothes and straw hats and false faces and they carry some musical instruments with them. Then one of them would play and the others would
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caught in the floods
Then up with the kettle and down with the pan
And give us some money to bury the wren.
When the boys would say this they would begin singing and and dancing and playing a mouthorgan.
Then the people would give them a penny and if they would not get it they would ask some eggs. When they had all the money collected they would buy sweets and cigarettes and when they had them eaten and smoked they would return home.
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Saint Stephen's Day falls in the twenty sixth of December.
On that day all the young boys put on old clothes and falsefaces and go about gathering money.
Long ago they used to catch a wren the night before Saint Stephen's Day and put old clothes on themselves and tie straw ropes around their feet and knees and be asking money to bury the wren. This is the way they asked it:-
The wren the wren, the king of all birds
Saint Stephen's Day was
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In the Penal days the people used to hear Mass on the hillsides and in little back lanes.
Mass was said in Ballinsmalla in the penal days.
There was an old chruch also in Ballinsmalla, and there the priest said the Mass.
When the congregation would be gathered the English soldiers would come and kill the priest and all the people they
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could catch.
The people had to get Mass said at night so as the soldiers would not get them.
They would have people hid at corners the way the English soldiers would not come on them.
When the people would want to get Mass said they used to be very much afraid of the people they would tell.
They were afraid they would be spies that the soldiers would
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have set there, and then they would tell the soldiers when the people would have Mass said again.
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their houses down in hollows after that. There was a great thunder storm a great many years ago.
It got so dark that the people had to light their lamps.
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was a house burned which belonged to Michael Waldren of Cloontumper.
The soldiers were searching the house to see if there were any soldiers hid in it.
The black and tans were drunk and they stayed around the house for a long time.
They started smoking and they threw a match away.
It was not quenched and the thatch took fire.
It continued to burn and the people got up and tried
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to quench it.
They could not quench it and the house was burned but none of the people were harmed.
6. About three years ago a house was burned.
It belong ed to martin Hunt of Derryfad, Knock.
It was a very windy day and the sparks flew up and caught the thatch.
The man was gone to the fair on that day.
The little girl was out and she saw the blazes on the house.
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She came in and told her mother but when her mother came out the house was half burned.
When the man came home all the house was burned but none of the people was harmed.
7. About three years ago there as a house
burned in Tulrahan.
It was Sunday and when the people of the house were going to mass they put down a big fire so that it would not be quenched when they would return.
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When they came home the house was on fire as well as the stack of hay that was near the house.
It was a thatched house and the thatch went on fire.
All the neighbours tried to quench it but they were not able.
It was burned to the ground.
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morning they saw the last of it smouldering away.
It was not known who did it but the guards were in search of the person and could not find any body.
There was a house nearby burned on Thady Kelly long ago, but the neighbouring people helped to quench it.
It was a ciggarette a cross boy threw up on the thatch that caused it to go on fire.
5. In the time of the black and tans
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he threw the match in the straw to quench the match.
Then he came out and locked the door and went off to the fair.
In about a half an hour the barn was on fire and it was burned to the ground before anyone could stop it.
4. There was a rick of hay which belonged to Peter McNieve burned on new years night. When the people were coming to mass in the
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The black and tans were watching the place and they set fire to the hay to keep themselves warm in the bog during the night.
3. About ten years ago John Smyth's barn was burned in Liscolman.
He was going to the fair and he went out in the morning before he went to the fair to lock the barn door.
When he reached the barn he went in and lit his pipe and
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It was said that it was sprinkled with petrol and set fire to.
It burned fiercely for a few hours, then eased but it kept smouldering away for two days and it was completely distroyed.
It was never built again.
2. After the ambush in Hollywell in the year nineteen and twenty there was a rick of hay which belonged to Paddy Grogan of Cloontumper burned.
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blue lights in the fire it is a sign of wet weather.
10. If the clouds are dark it is said to be the sign of rain.
11. When the cat lies with her back to the fire it is a sign of bad weather.
12. When the dog eats grass it is a sign of rain.
13. When the soot falls it is a sign of wet weather.
14. When the moon goes behind the clouds it is the sign of rain.
15. When stars are bright at night it is a sign of good weather.
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16. When there are a great many colours in the rainbow it is the sign of rain.
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they fly close to the ground rain is very near.
5. When sea-gulls gather on the land wet stormy weather is coming.
6. When stars grow dim rain can be expected but when they twinkle and look sharp it denotes frosty weather.
7. Croaking frogs are a sign of wet weather.
8. When the smoke goes up straight out of the chimney it is said to be a sign of fine weather.
9. When there are
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1. Red clouds in the west at sunset especially when they are tinged with purple portend fine weather.
2. A coppery or yellow sunset portends rain but the surest sign of wet weather is a halo round the moon.
3. A rainbow in the West tells us the bad weather is coming and when in the East the bad weather is passing away from us.
4. When swallows fly high fine weather is expected but when
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that he would give them any three wishes they would ask.
When they would go into the fair and he went on his way the man and woman were very happy for the gift the fairy had given them and getting up set out for the fair immediately talked about what would they do with the three wishes when they arrived at the fair. It was only just starting together and they decided to wait for a while.
The old woman took a special interest in one stall which
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cake and gave a piece to her old man and took a piece herself and both of them started eating. Then up came an old man with a stick and bade them good-morning and asked them for a piece of bread saying he was both tired and hungry. The old lady gave him a piece of bread and told him to sit down and to eat it, which he did.
Having eaten it all the old woman offered him more, which he refused, blessing the old man and woman for their kindness.
He told them
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"Gods help is always nearer than the door" "Never put off (from) until tomorrow what you can do to day" "There is many a slip between the cup and the lip". "A stitch in time saves nine" "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"
"This is an ill wind that blows no one any good"
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There are many herbs in the world such as:- nettles, thisles, dock leaves, turkey weed, ferns, and rushes. There is use made of the rushes such as:- thatching ricks,
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Long ago a woman named Anne Fay of Longfield, Lisboduff Cootehill was washing some clothes at a spring well under a tree near in fence in this townland. It was commonly believed that this well belonged to the good people and that it should be treated with respect. The washerwoman - it is said, threw the dirty water back into the well" The moment she did this the well disappeared to the other side of the fence and is now in the centre of another field. The water obtained from it is said to cure measles.
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XIV
On these very banks and contested the game,
Where each lad battled with might and with main
Inch by inch stiffly faught with heart and with soul.
Till home went the ball from field centre to goal
XV
Our battles repeated times o'er and o'er.
With vavried success like Briton and Boer.
When victors at last we in triumph marched home
Recounting our feats like the Ceasers of Rome.
XVI
But those happy days they are gone they are gone.
Gone like the eater that hurry along,
Dancing and bubbling on the bright waves of time
To sink in the ocean of the past sublime.
XVII
Youth passed away and old age cometh on
No change in the waters the same as at dawn
O list the refrain of the song they have sung
You're grown old but the river still young.
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These waters to me speaks treasures untold
By moonlight all silver by sunlight all gold
Reflecting all colours the sky ever knew
From the lining of gold to the azure of blue.
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Like prophets they'll tell of that ever blessed land
Where bright rivers roll through gold beds of sand
Whose beauties unceasing we'll see evermore
The moment we land on the paradise shore.
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Hudson, fair Hudson, the American Rhine
Your liabilities are gorgeous and quasi divine
I gazed on your charms from New York to Buffalo
That magic still wanting that hangs round Bunnoe
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I have been in the east and I have been to the West
But these of all waters my heart loves the best
For go where you will or wherever you may roam
There is none to compare with the Eden at home.
X
I travelled the Rhine I travelled the Rhone;
I lived many years on the Tiber of Rome;
What memories the name of old Tiber invokes
The triumph of kings , the succession of Popes.
XI
She witnessed the rise and the fall of old Rome.
From pagan saw Christian mount up to the Throne
O river of rivers, the sweet Annalee
Holds records and memories far dearer to me.
XII
With the boys of my youth; loved companions of yore
How oft, oh how oft we repaired to her shore
And there from the brink with a good header in
Disported ourselves likes the fishes within.
XIII
Talk of your theatres, balls, music, resorts
Of banquets of games and of horse racing sports
But what can compare for health joy and pure fun.
With the river, the boat, the rod and the gun.
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III
I chased the fond river o'er rocks and trough glens
Watched her kissing fair banks as graceful she bends
Saw her beauty increase with each ebb that flow.
And like fairy queen decked, arrive at Bunnoe.
IV
Her roughs and her smooths from her source to the sea
Crooks, vagaries and bends are familiar to me
Among them was pure bliss in the days of my prime
And I loved them with love that was all but devine.
V
The Frenchman may boast of his sights on the Seine,
Where Paris unrivalled stands out like a queen
Her waters are murky, dark silent and slow.
Compared with the waters that flow round Bunnoe!
VI
The German is proud of his own native Rhine
While rushing through valleys she nourishes his vines
Her scenes may enchant, let him quaff his rich wine
I'll revel at home on this of mine
VII
American waters are lengthy through that heaven blest land
Her 'Sippi extends from St Paul to Orleans
The Indians have named her the mother of streams.
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I
Moore sings of the valley where bright waters meet
And says in this world there's nothing so sweet;
But he had never seen or he never did know
The Analee waters that roll round Bunnoe.
II
In childhood and boyhood and manhood as well,
How oft on that river I'd linger to dwell
And watch her expand from fount rivulet and stream
To strength grace and beauty like a maid from her teens.
III
Her charms unrivalled continue to grow.
Through Cootehill, Tullyvin, Rathkenny Bunnoe
Perfected in all as she hastens her run
Through Ashgrove, Belturbet, to Erne at Crum.
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than to-day, and when they got an opportunity they emigrated to other countries principally - America. I have often heard my grandmother - Mrs McCaul say that they had to bring cakes of oaten bread and red herrings to support them on their long voyage.
Some of the land is hilly - other parts consists of meadows and in the winter months they are covered with water, while in the summer they are dry and cattle can graze on them.
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My townland is Maghera, in the parish of Drung, and in the barony of Duracarn.
There are three families in it and there are about fifteen people living in the district.
Most the houses are thatched. There are not many old people living in the district except two old women, who dont know Irish but they can tell old stories in English.
It is a great pity that these old people die, because they are very cheerful and look very happy. There is only one ruin in the district and it belonged to the "Martin" family, and they have all died.
In former years the inhabitant of my district were more numerous
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In the year nineteen hundred and twenty one when the black and tans were here in Ireland many burning occurred.
When the trouble began the police in all barracks in quiet districts were removed to the towns.
On a certain night the Sinn Fein members burned about sixty of those evacuated buildings.
There was one burned near my home in the village of Redpark
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horses tied to a stall, one red one came up (up) and licked them all?
Your teeth.
49. Goes in dry, comes out wet, the longer you leave it within the stronger it gets?
Tea.
50. What is the difference between a train-driver and a school-teacher?
The train driver minds the trains and the other trains the mind.
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compared to a member of Parliament?
Because they both have M.P. at the end of their names.
45. Wet and damp under the bank, fit for Lord or Lady?
A graveyard.
46. Why is it useless to send a sparrow for a bushel of corn?
Because she can only bring a peck.
47. What has no wings and can fly?
Dust.
48. Twenty-four white
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between a scholar and a stamp?
One you stick with a lick and the other you lick with a stick.
41. Why is a patient like a window.
Because they both have pains. (panes)
42. Why is Ireland like a (like) bottle?
Because it has Cork at the end of it.
43. Why is the sun compared to a loaf?
Because it rises out of the East (Yeast)
44. Why is a tramp
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Heat. Because you can catch cold.
37. Why is the letter k. like a pigs tail?
Because it is the end of pork.
38. Why are girls like bells?
Because you can't know what they are like till you give them a ring.
39. What is the difference between a girl and a postage stamp?
One is a female and the other is a mail fee.
40. What is the difference
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Because both are caused by a blow.
32. Where can we always find happiness?
In the dictionary.
33. What is the deepest thing in the world?
A tailor's thimble.
34. To what question can you always answer yes?
What does y-e-s spell?
35. What has no feet and yet wears shoes?
A gravel path.
36. Which is it heat or cold travels the fastest
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a lazy old mother, twelve little children as black as one another.
A clock.
29. A farmer went out ploughing he had "Done" when he began, he had "Done" when he had half done and he had'nt "Done" atall when he had finished.
"Done" was the horse's name.
30. What is the highest table in the world?
The multiplication table.
31. Why is a bubble and a bruise alike?
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A pipe.
23. It opens like a barn, shuts like a trap, many a thing you think of before you think of that.
An umbrella.
24. Its black and white and read all over?
An newspaper.
25. Why is the letter t like an island?
Because it is in the middle of water.
27. What county can go into a bottle?
County Cork
28. A hard working father
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A pipe.
23. It opens like a barn, shuts like a trap, many a thing you think of before you think of that.
An umbrella.
24. Its black and white and read all over?
An newspaper.
25. Why is the letter t like an island?
Because it is in the middle of water.
27. What county can go into a bottle?
County Cork
28. A hard working fat [?]
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A bed.
19. Why do you go to bed?
Because the bed won't come to you.
20. Why does a hen cross the road?
Because she wants to go to the other side.
21. Why is a horse stronger than a mouse?
Because he can run away with a trap.
22. Head like a thimble, tail like a rat many a thing you think of before you think of that?
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14. What is blacker than a crow@
He rfeathers.
15. Under a fire and over a fire and never touches the fire.
A cake in an oven.
16. Flies high, flies low, wears shoes and has none?
A football.
17. Long legs crooked thighs, flat head and no eyes?
A tongs
18. What thing has four legs, a head and a foot?
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Long ago the old people had many cures for all kinds of diseases.
They used for the Whooping Cough the milk the ferret leaves after him.
For a sore wrist they would tie a black band tightly around it.
The old people used a little whiskey for measles.
For sore eyes they would bathe them in cold black tea.
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There are some forts around this district.
There is a fort on Michael Ronayne's field of Lurgin there is a big bush in the middle of it and it is said that the fairies were seen dancing round that tree.
There was a man working near that fort and he got a gold cup and a gold teapot.
There is another in Anthony Smyth's land and it is said if anyone would pass there after twelve o'clock he would see the fairies.
One night someone
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was of turned wood she saw a beautiful poundereen which she thought she would like to have and forgetting all about the fairy said"
"I wish I had the poundereen" No sooner that she had said the word, than the poundereen was under her shawl.
Backing out of the town she felt sorry having so spent one of the wishes, but still liked the poundereen.
She set out to look for the old man and when she found him in the street she asked him had he made a wish yet and he said
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"No", She said "Look what I got." The old man said "I wish it was above in your nose."
The poundereen went immediately where the man said and they had to give the other wish to get it down.
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him what he was doing there and the man said, "Nothing only making fine girls out of old women."
Then the blacksmith went to bed again and when he got up in the morning he told the old woman what he saw and he said he would turn her into a young girl as the other man was doing. So he brought her out to the forge and put her into the fire to turn her into a young girl but when he pulled her out she was dead.
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There was once an old blacksmith and his wife who lived in a house on the side of the road and they used to keep any one that wanted lodgings for a night.
This night it happened that it was an old woman that came looking for lodgings
They kept her until morning.
In the middle of the night the blacksmith heard great hammering out in his forge so he went out to see what it was.
When he went out what did he see but a man hammering at the anvil and a young lady blowing the bellows. The old man asked
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There was once a blacksmith and his wife and they were very poor. Every thing was dying on them until one night when they were all in bed a man came to the door and asked the blacksmith to shoe his horse. When he had four shoes made he went putting them on and when he had three shoes he could not get the fourth leg. The horse had only three legs.
The man then wanted to pay him but the blacksmith would not take any money from him.
He then went and thanked him saying that he would have luck from
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that on. So from that time on the blacksmith was the richest man in the country.
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he would and he tried but failed and tried again and succeeded.
Then the little man asked him what was the cause he had stayed up and he said he wished to drive many nails and to oblige strangers and that was a lie.
"That is the last nail ever you will drive again for I am death, the reaper, and I am reaping with me all the liars and greedy people to-night.
He then killed the man.
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knew this and he decided to stay up and to ask money of the fairies and from that forth he would be rich.
So he stayed up and he was planing a stick until it was midnight.
So every chip that fell changed into gold and he admired them much _ still they were the cause of his death.
Just at midnight a little man appeared with a broken scythe and begged him to put a nail in it and that he would tell him his name.
The man said
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There was once a man who had a great desire to be rich.
All the people in his place were rich.
There was a forge nearby but it was old now and it was in the place called the"Richland"
It was in the north of Mayo but it is not known now.
The people said that the forge was inhabited by fairies and that at mid-night they changed everything into gold and feasted for a while.
Now, this man
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he could not.
The boy said to the priest Listen to me until I tell you."
"The Father and the Son had a fight the other day and only for the Holy-Ghost they would kill one another."
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Once upon a time there was a priest living in Knock.
This day he was out walking and he met a little boy and he asked him could he bless himself and he said he could not..
The priest said look at those three goats.
One of them is the Father, the other the Son, and the other the holy-Ghost.
Every time you pass you will remember how to bless your-self.
The priest met the same boy a few days later and asked him could he bless him-self and he said
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fallen asleep and did not answer his call and the bird flew away, with the result that when the minister called and called there was no Holy Ghost. He shouted with excitement "Oh Christ, the cat brought him.
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There was once a minister and he wanted to prove to the people that he could bring down the Holy Ghost by calling three times.
One day when the congregation were gathered in the chruch he began to call the Holy Ghost.
He had arranged with a man to have a white bird to drop down when he would call the thrid time. The man had
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Mass there were priests in hiding in every district. Tradition tells us that there was an old shed on the townsland of Meadstown near Dunderry where a priest used say Mass regularly. The English soldiers never captured the priest while he was in this district.
In Dunlough the land which to-day belongs to Mr. Cullinan there are ruins of an old house still to be seen where a hunted priest very often said Mass and administered the Sacraments. Those are among the stories which are locally circulated.
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Where Walkers lil live at Rath Vale now there was a big shed where hundreds of people went to m mass. Father Mochuda was one of the Priests that was shot there.
Plenty of men went to hear Mass there from Tullaghanogue in that year 1788.
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to get married they used to go on sidecars to a town and go into a public house and dance till evening and then went home merry.
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Long ago it was the custom when a boy would be looking for his future wife he would go to the house of her parents and bring another man with him and a big bottle of whiskey especially if he thought he was going to get a big fortune. When they would be married that night there would be a great big dance in the house. After they would be married and when they would be eating their breakfast the bride and bridegroom cuts the cake and gives it around while each person to whom it is given puts some money on the plate.
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In the time of the |Penal Laws when the priests were hunted and forbidden to say
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Q x Two N's , two O's an L and a D Pu them together and spell them for me?
Ans London
Q xi As round as an apple
As deep as a cup,
All the men in Londonderry
Would not lift it up?
Ans A well
Q xii It is deep and it is damp
And it is green above the bank,
And it is fit for a lord or a lady?
Ans A grave
Qxiii
Under gravel I do travel
Over gravel I do stand
I rode the mare that never foaled
And held the bridle in my hand?
Ans A train
Why is a black hen cleverer than a white hen?
Why does a hen pick the pot?
A flock of white sheep a red hill; here they go, there they go now they stand still?
One half alive one half dead?
Twenty white cows tied to the wall, out comes the [?] out & kicks them all.
A littler ladyeen up there with a white peticoat & a green dresseen?
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was passing by the fort and he heard the fairies playing and dancing.
There is another fort in Richard Conways field and one night a man was passing there after twelve o'clock and a mam and calf came out of the fort and disappeared again.
The calf was a white colour and the man was black.
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ag cur rópas ar na tighthe nó cuirfead an gaoth an clúdach san aer.
Leagadh na siogáin féir agus na cruaich coirce chom mai [?] Do thainig stoirm eile bhfóghmhar na bliadhna 1910 stoirm kle gaoth ndeas a bhí ag séideadh agus bhí stúcai déanta ag beir ag a raibh gort coirce le céile aca agus do séid an gaoth chomh láidir gur cuireadh na stúcai isteach i dteannta céile agus maith mar a tharla go raibh fhios ag an mbeirt fear cé mhéid scór a bhí acu fhéin agus do bain siad amach ó na cheile iad
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Bhí stoirm mór ar an 28adh lá Deireadh Fóghmhair 1927. Tráthnóna breagh a bhí ann agus chuaidh muintit Inse Céidhe amach ag iasgaireacht agus tar éis tuitim na h-oidhche d'éirigh stoirn. Do shéid an ghaoth go h-uathbhásach agus do báitheadh deichneabhar acu agus dfhan beirt acu in a gcurach agus cuireadh an curach suas ar Phort Mór taobh thiar d'Each Leam agus do thainig siad slán as.
Ní raibh fear timpeall na h-áite nach raibh amuigh
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One night long ago, as a man was going along he heard a Leipreachán hammering. He walked up to him, and asked him to give him his pot of gold, and then the man said "If you have no gold a little drink will do me, and the Leipreachan said "I dont keep gold or silver or whiskey the fairy there behind you has it. The man turned round to get the gold, but the Leipreachán disappeared. if ever you see a Leipreachán, if you want
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a robber. So when the sgeadach died, the people planted a bush over his grave to show that he was a robber. The bush still grows there.
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The people of Culgar district say that there is an old grave at the bottom of the hill near Cloonfallagh school. Growing over the grave is a small bush and a well beside it. It is said that long ago there lived a lad who was called "An Gasuirín Sgeadach". He was a thief and a robber. It was the custom of the people that time, that whenever a robber would die, to put some sign over his grave to show that he was
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When swallows fly high it is a sign of fine weather.
When cats scrapes on timber it is a sure sign of a storm.
When the gríosach is blue, it is the sign of bad weather.
If ants are seen on the road it is the sign of bad weather
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WHen swallows fly high it is a sign of fine weather.
When cats scrapes on timber it is a sure sign of a storm.
When the gríosach is blue, it is the sign of bad weather.
If ants are seen on the road it is the sign of bad weather
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Beware of him that standeth still, and looketh like a sleeper, where the water the milder runs, there it lies the deeper.
You never miss the water till the well runs dry.
Its a long lane that has no turning.
When the old hag is forced she must go.
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When some people cut their hair they eat salt so that the fairies would have no power over them. The old people say, that unless you eat salt after cutting your hair the fairies would have part of your strength.
Long ago people put coals under the churn for fear the fairies would steal the butter.
If you hear a hen crowing it is the sign of an accident.
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If a person went into a house, to kindle a cigarette, he would not be let out till he would quench it.
If a weasel crosses the road before you, it is said you will have ill-luck.
It is not right to look into a looking-glass at night without blessing yourself.
If you go out May Day, and wash your face with the dew you will not get sunburnt for the year.
If you break a looking glass, it is said you will have seven years bad luck.
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If a person was dying, and another person, would twist a habit around his neck before he died, he would not suffer pains of Purgatory.
If a cow was choking, and the first person who would see her would go out, and turn a stone over in the wall, the cow would get alright.
If a person was going to the fair, and met a red-haired woman, it is thought he would have no luck that day.
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The four seventh of a chicken, the two thirds of a cat, the half of a goat, could you tell me what is that
Chicago.
How many steps in jacob's ladder?
Three (Faith, Hope, Charity)
Porridge hot and porridge cold, porridge in the pot for a seven year old, if you are a scholar and a scholar you may be, spell me that without a "p".
That
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Ferret's leavings was a cure for chin-cough.
Rhuburd for rheumatism.
Eelahin for Thawlach.
A posthumus child has a cure for sore mouth.
Buachaill A'tighe for the chin-cough.
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The food eaten in olden times consisted of potatoes and butter - milk. On fast - days Brochán was used. It was made by boiling oat meal and milk.
The people made Súghdeán from the seeds of oats from the mill.
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2019-12-13 21:46
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In Tavanagh village there is a "Killeen". It is situated at the side of a hill. Round it in a circle grows many white thorn bushes. Children under the age of three months were buried there. Long ago, a little church stood there. Mass was said there in the Penal times, but it is said it was burned down. This ground was consecrated, and children were buried there. Three children from Barnagurry, were buried in this "Killeen"
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twenty years ago.
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There is an old graveyard in Castleroyan and a name printed on it. There is another grave in Cultibo, and the name of it is "Cor Duine Marbh."
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his gold keep your eyes fixed on him.
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When lighting a piece of clean paper in the fire; if it doesn't all burn out, it is a sign that you will soon get money.
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There are four corners in my bed.
And on them four bright angels spread.
Mathew and Mark Luke and John
God bless this bed that I lay on
And if I die before I wake
To God I give my soul to take.
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shoulders came out of the fort and passed him on the road and then they disappeared.
The fort is owned now by Mr. Costella.
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for her and the next morning the Priest said mass on the spot where he saw her and she or any other fairy was never seen there again.
This is a story about Cloonlara fort. Mr. Tarpey, the man that owned the fort, when he was coming home from visiting late one night, as he was passing the fort a funeral of fairies carrying a corpse on their
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There are a great many forts in this district.
There is one in Belisker and one in Cloonlara.
There are many stories about these forts. It is said that some years ago a fairy woman was seen very late in the night by a Priest in the fort in Belisker and the Priest asked her what she wanted and she said she wanted a mass said
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help him to do his work.
In someplaces they used to stay two nights if the people were pleased with their work.
Some people would not let beggars into their houses from other districts.
Some of the beggars carry a little bag for the things they gather during the day.
Beggars are not as plentiful now as they were long ago, because it is against the law to beg.
The names of some beggars are Delaney's, Sweeney's Mohans and Corrigens.
Some beggars were great story tellers.
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In olden times beggars used to go from place to place in big crowds. They used to have no vans as they have now.
They used to make old houses and they used to sleep in them at night, and they used to go round to the houses during the day.
They used to go into every house and ask for something to eat and sometimes they would ask for lodgings for the night.
If anyone gave them lodging they would
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went home and his mother asked him where he was.
After that he found out that the funeral he was at was the man that day.
So after that he believed in fairies.
This happened in Killala.
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field.
He soon came to a bridge and he saw a great number of small people and they were carrying a coffin.
He turned and he walked a piece after the funeral.
Soon a man came to him and told him he would have to carry the coffin.
The weight was so heavy that he was not able to carry it.
When he arrived at the grave yard he fell down in a weakness.
When he recovered it was four o'clock in the morning, so he
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Once upon a time there was a man who did not believe in fairies.
It happened one day that there was a man dead in the village.
So his mother told him to go to the funeral but he went to the pattern instead.
He was dancing all day with a girl and he had to leave her at home.
It was very late when he was coming home and he came a short way across a
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2019-12-13 21:06
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ring in the salmon and he knew it and he sent it to the lady.
When she saw it she was frightened.
That evening her house was burned and her money lost and she became a pauper.
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that she could not speak and at last she told him to throw it into the sea.
The captain begged that it should be given to the poor, but she had to obeyed.
"God will punish you for this", said the captain, and the lady took a jewelled ring from her finger and threw it into the sea saying "when I see this again I will look for punishment".
This she thought never would be _ but next evening when the cook who was preparing the dinner found the
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can be more precious than some wheat".
So he went to some country where he sought the best wheat that was to be found.
Now, while he was gone the lady could not help boasting about what she was going to get from the captain.
On the appointed day the captain returned and the lady and her servants were on the shore to get the gift.
The lady asked him what he had brought.
He said "Ive brought you the very best wheat in the world.
She was so angry
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Long, long ago a rich and selfish lady lived in the town of Ballina.
She had many ships and she called to her one of the captains and she told him to bring her a ship load of the most precious thing in the world.
He asked what it was and she said she could not tell and that he must find out himself.
As he was going to the shore he saw many poor people begging for bread _ he said to himself, "what
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The man went up to the thing that fell, he blessed himself thrice and he struck the white thing.
It jumped up and crowed thrice and disappeared into the wood which was near by.
This happened in county Mayo.
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There was once a man (was) coming from a visiting house and when he was about a mile from home he thought he heard a motor car coming behind him.
He kept on the side of the round and the car came in also.
The man jumped up on the ditch and the car was coming up also and the man jumped into the field.
The car shut off the lights and something black and white fell from it and the car disappeared.
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was the old woman that buried them and he brought her to law and the poor old woman had no witness and it cost her all the money she had and she was always in misery ever after that.
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to the rock she began to dig with a spade.
She continued digging and digging until she dug down.
At last she saw two sheep buried. She was frightened when she saw the sheep and first she thought the sheep were old women and she began to shout loudly.
The owner of the fort came running out to see what was the matter and he saw the old woman.
He went up to her and he saw the two dead sheep. He counted his own sheep. Then he knew that there were two missing.
He thought that it
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There was once am old woman living in a small little hut at the end of a field in Keebagh.
She was very rich but still she longed for more money.
One night she dreamt that there was a big can of gold under a rock in Liscolman fort, and she made up her mind to get it.
She brought every useful thing that would dig up the rock.
She found it hard to travel because she was very old.
When she came
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Back to dear Corrembla
To the jolly scenes of yore
Where the River Brosna mingles
With the lovely Abha Mhór
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be heard two miles away.
One of these horns might still be in Michael Mullin's with the name P. R. on it
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because it is not the law to beg.
The names of some fo the beggars the Wards, and D|elaneys, Mohans, and Hopins.
The Gipsies come only about twice to the same place in the year.
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lodging.
The people in the houses used to ask them if they gave them lodging would they stay the next say working.
Some of them would not work after getting their lodging.
Sometimes good workers used to come and ask lodgings and they would get it, and then they would work hard all the next day, and then if the people were pleased they would give them the next night's lodging.
The Gipsies are not as plentiful now as they were long ago
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Long ago the beggars had no vans like they do now.
This is the way they sued to get their lodging.
Some of them would go a long distance till they would meet others with a tent to sleep in and they would stay there then for a night or two.
Then they would go to another place and stay there also for a night or two and so on.
Some more of them would go to the houses and ask for
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a good dancer.
He won a prize of five pound in Dublin.
Mary Murphy, Brickens was a good walker. She walked to Croagh Patrick and climbed the reek and walked home again in the same day.
Tom Molloy Carromore Ballyhaunis was a great runner.
He could catch a rabbit by running after him.
Pat Murray was a very good jumper.
He could jump a river five feet wide.
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The best runner in this locality was Barney Mc. Grath. When he was in Manchester a silver medal was to be given to the best runner and he won the race.
The best walker in this district is Tom Moore who can walk four miles in a half-a-hour.
The best swimmer in this locality is Bill Smith who won five pounds in Galway.
The best mower is James Burke. He would mow an acre of oats in the day.
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years of age.
The best swimmer is Jim Jennings of Liscolman. He swam Bekan lake in less than ten minutes.
Te strongest man in our locality is Luke Barnacle, he once wheeled a ton weight in a wheelbarrow.
The best walked in this locality is Tom Kelly. He won a prize of fifty pounds for walking a distance of four miles in twenty minutes.
John Tarpey, Brickens was a very good singer and also
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The best dancer is Thomas Flately, he won a prize of ten pounds in Boyle for singing and dancing.
The best jumper is Luke Tighe of Culticrehan, he could jump a wall five feet high.
Patrick Kenny of Red-park was once a famous athlete, he also fought man battles and was arrested very often also.
The oldest man is John Waldron of Bekan. He is about one hundred and six
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The strongest man I know of is Patrick Duffy, Cloontumper.
In the market place one time he and another man had a contest and he lifted the weights and the other man failed to do so.
The best runner is James Stantion, he ran four miles in fifteen minutes.
The best mower is Michael Kearney Kilbeg, he could mow two acres in one day.
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9. Spell hard water in three letters?
Ice
10. Why does a cow look over the ditch?
Because she cannot look under it.
11. What part of the cow goes in the door first?
Her breath.
12. What is in a riddle more than holes?
Corners.
13. The more you take out of it the bigger it gets?
A hole
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5. Why does a hen pick the pan?
Because she can not lick it.
6. As round as an apple as flat as a pan, half of a woman and half of a man?
A penny.
7. As round as an apple, as deep as a cup and all the kings horses could not pull it up?
A well.
8. Spell black water in three letters.
Ink.
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1. Spell little red dog in three letters?
Fox.
2. Spell ever-green plant in theee letters?
Ivy.
3. Spell hole udner ground in three letters?
Den
4. Which is it right to say the yoke of an egg are white or the yoke of an egg is white?
The yoke of an egg is yellow.
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the priest", what is Baptism".?
Well, said the man, it was a half-a-crown until you came to the parish but you raised it to five shillings.
This happened in Bekan.
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It was in the month of October and all the people were digging potatoes.
One day a priest was going the road and he saw a man digging potatoes.
The priest said to the man, "What sort of potatoes are you digging?
"Raw ones" said the man." "Oh, you are very clever" the priest said, "I wonder do you know your Catechism as well." "Oh", said the man "indeed I do".
Well, then said
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your milk and now your not satisfied when he is out of it.
This happened in Foxford.
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wife and putting two wild eyes in himself pointed at the mug. His wife came over and looking in the mug saw the mouse.
She walked to the door, took the mouse by the tail and threw him out in the street and turning back placed the mug of milk again before her husband who jumped up and got very angry when he saw what she did before the men.
"O" said she "am not I to be pitied having such a cranky man you were not satisfied having a mouse in
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Once upon a time there was a man who had a wife who had not the reputation of being a very up to-date house keeper. One day he had a meitheal digging potatoes. When they came into their dinner she had a large dish potatoes set in the centre of the table and a mug of milk for each man. When they all sat down the man of the house, who was at the head of the table saw a large mois [?] drowned in his mug and looking at his
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man and he said "Come down off the poor old ass."
"It would be more like ye two to be carrying the ass than the ass carrying ye."
So they came down and they carried the ass. As they were going they had to cross a river and the ass fell in.
Sp. Paddy, taking everyone's advice, lost his ass into the bargain.
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There was once a man and his Son going to a fair with an ass.
They met a man and he said "Why dont you go up on him? and don't be walking."
They went on further and they met another man and he said "Come down you lazy old strap and put up your son."
The went on further and they met another man and he said "Why don't you go up on the ass? he is well able to carry ye."
When they went on further they met another
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in his pocket. When they were coming home Jack felt his head very cold and sore. Before they both departed Jack left his sack in a safe place and he put the gold he had already got into the bag in hopes that he might have more gold. The next morning when he woke up he found that the sack had grown bigger and that it was all filled with wet turf instead of gold. When Dinny looked at his pocket he found that it
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it and that if he got it he would share it on the poor.
However they went and Jack brought the big sack with him. When they reached the castle the leprechaun invited them in and when he went shaving then he shaved all the hair off Jack's head and he scalped it.
He then brought them out to the place where the turf was and Jack filled his big bag with turf.
Dinny only put a small piece of it
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was all filled with gold.
Jack was so disappointed that he was cursing all the leprechauns and fairies that ever existed. He was crying all day long and saying that even his hair was gone and he said he would have to wear a wig or he would be the laughing stock of the country.
So Dinny was very happy and he shared his treasure with the poor and the leprechaun invited him to the castle when he wanted
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anything and all because of his goodness.
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Jack got up very early next morning and the first thing he did was to look at the turf. He found that it was a big heap of gold. Dinny's was the same.
Jack told Dinny to come next night and to bring a sack with him but Dinny said he would go but that he would not bring a sack.
He said he would only bring a small piece of the turf in his pocket, If he was lucky enough to get
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shave them first.
When he had them shaved he brought them into a room of the castle and they had a great feast. When the feast was over he brought them out to a big rick of turf and he told them to fill their pockets with it and to look at it in the morning.
Jack filled his pockets with it and he even put some into his cap. Dinny only put a small piece of the turf into his pocket.
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to go back to see if they could get any gold.
Dinny agreed and they both went to the castle. When they were coming near to the castle they saw a leprechaun coming near to the castle and Jack spoke to him and the leprechaun asked them to come in and dine with him and that they would be lucky if they did what he told them. He brought them into the castle and he told them that he would have to
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2019-12-13 16:18
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Long ago there lived two men up near Dun-Mac-Reena castle near Irishtown. Their names were Jack Gill and Dinny Mc=Gee.
Dinny was a good hearted man but Jack was mean and miserly.
Often they heard stories and sweet music round the castle. They also heard that there were leprechauns living there. The men were neighbours and one evening before sunset Jack told Dinny
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The people of the locality were more so because that year they had to go very long distances to get the corn ground and they thought it great ill-luck to temper with the mill.
The man had to go to an anknown place for safety. Instead of getting the gold it brought great hardship to him.
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There was once a very rich man living in Co Mayo.
He always longed for more money. One night he dreamt there was a pan of gold under Koilmore mill. He went to the mill and he broke it down searching for the gold.
The man kept digging down until he came to where the gold should be but he found no gold.
The owner of the mill was very angry when he saw his mill broken.
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Thousands of people died of starvation all over the country - raw turnips, weeds and sea weeds were eaten. When the summer of eighteen forty six came all Ireland waited with anxious hearts to see would the new crop save them, but the blight appeared again and the crop was ruined.
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was the man of the house that was out working and that he had a light with him.
So he went into the garden and when he went to the place the light disappeared.
The man went out of the garden and when he was on the road he saw the light again.
He was afraid and went his way home. There was never a light seen there afterwards.
The owner of the garden now is John Hopkins, Lanemore, Brickens
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There was a hidden treasure found by Tom Burke of Lanemore, Brickens.
It was a pot of gold.
He found it when he was digging in the garden.
It was supposed that it was old relations of his that hid it.
Some nights afterwards a man was going home from visiting and he saw a light in the spot where the gold was found. He thought it
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it is known as Bleech-Road.
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Not far from the village of Milltown there is a towland known as Bleech-Road. This is only a nickname given to it, as its real name is Knockavota.
This town-land is hardly ever called Knockavota which is its right name but instead it is called Bleech-Road which is only a nick-name.
I am told that in by-gone days, that Bleech-Road was surrounded by high hedges, and these hedges were of great use to the people of the village of Milltown, as the people used to bleech flax on these hedges.
From that time onward
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About fifty years ago the Catholic Church of Milltown was not situated where it is now. The present church is about forty years old.
The old church was situated in the Monastery field. The floor of it was not even because it was a mud floor and it was a small building, being not much larger than the present day houses.
It is the common belief in this district that there are many reasons why this old church was demolished. One of these reasons is as follows; It is said that ghosts were frequently seen around the church
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confused.
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a strange noise at the front door of the Church, he looked around and he saw the door opening wide and a coffin coming up the chapel.
The coffin came up the centre of the church and stopped outside the altar rails. The priest looked at the name of the coffin and it was the name of the priest that died.
The coffin was buried about twelve o'clock in the Church-yard.
They went to where he was buried first and they found the coffin in the same way as it was (by) buried first so they were
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Once a parish priest was dying in hospital and he wanted to be buried in the Church yard but his relatives wanted him to be buried with themselves.
A few days after the priest died and his friends and the priest were disputing about where they would bury him. At last his friends got the better of the priests and they buried him with themselves.
One Winter's morning the priest was going off the altar after celebrating Mass and he heard
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Phúca.
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A native of my district says:- one night a man was out late and the pony met him on the road and made him go on his back. Then the horse galloped as fast as he could and when he could not knock him off, he went to the top of a cliff and stood on two legs to try and knock him off and kill him.
He kept doing this all night, and it is said that when the pony heard a cock crowing he threw off the man and disappeared.
This pony is supposed to be a fairy pony and the name he was called was known as the
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About a mile north of my house, there is a field, which is called Lios a Phúca, which means the "fort of the fairies" The owner of this place is Mr. Daniel McKenna.
In days gone by a white pony used be seen at midnight coming out from Lios na Phúca. Anyone one that the pony would see out at midnight it is said that he would make him to on his back. Then the pony would gallop as fast as he could and do everything he could to throw off the person and kill him.
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to give up roofing the castle and ever since the four walls are wet in Sumer or Winter,
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night the men went on guard, to see who was knocking down the roof.
It was a lovely night, and the moon was shining. The men stopped outside the castle untill about midnight. They then went into the castle.
When they went in, strange to say they found the castle full of water. It was pouring down through the roof, they ran out and it was like day time with the moon shining.
They went in again and it was raining cats and dogs down through the roof. At last the roof fell down.
The men had
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There is a large castle situated in Glenbeigh.
This castle was built by a Parson named Duff. There was a priest living in Glenbeigh. One day he asked permission from the parson to enter the castle. The parson refused him and the priest went his way.
Next day when the workman went working at the castle, they found that the roof, which they built the day before was knocked down, and the timber taken away.
The men built a new roof, and the next
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to give him a welcome for giving him the bread. The woman told him to give him the tongs, and took the tongs, and twisted it as if it were a piece of cord.
The the woman told the man to run as fast as he could to the boat, and just as he was going into it he found himself surrounded by a large river.
Ross-beigh was once supposed to be a beatiful city, and was drowned by water. It is said that this city is still under the water.
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He went away to light his pipe, and in the house he went to, there was a young woman and an old man living in it. The old man was blind. The fisherman spent a long time talking to him, but the woman told the fisherman on no account are you to go near him.
Then the old man asked him to give him a piece of bread that they had in their country, and the woman told the fisherman to give him the griddle. The old man started eating the griddle, and he said, "that is very hard bread ye have." Then he told the fisherman to give him his hand, for
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Not far distant from the town of Killorglin. There is a place which is called Ross-beigh. Long ago four men went fishing to Ross-beigh. It happened that the tide was very low, and they waited until it rose. They were so tired of waiting that they fell asleep.
When they awoke from their slumbers, they found themselves in a beautiful city. One of the men were anxious for a smoke and he said "I must go into one of those houses to light my pipe".
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at nightime.
Many people said that they saw dead wandering abot the the church-grounds. One night a light was seen with a long tail off it.
This light came from the sacristy window and then through the front door, then it vanished.
The Parish priest hearing this, ordered a church to be demolished. This order was carried out and a new church was built and dedicated to "St. Colman."
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"Im tired of been speaking to give it over I think it's near time."
"For we had a man here from your country and that was the year '69".
"Whether the right or the wrong was the question. He tried for to jink out his game."
"And Daniel O'Connell they called him, from Derrynane in Kerry he came."
Said the youth. "He was born in Caharn, where the old ruins to day can be seen."
"Just at the edge of the waters, convenient to CVahirciveen."
"He was king of his country, the harp and
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the shamrock was his crown."
"May God rest his soul, he is in Heaven."
Said the youth who belonged to Milltown.
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we did then defeat."
"We conquered all e'er came before us, like thunders our cannon do roar."
"And we made proud Napolen surrender, when exiled in a far distant shore."
Says Pat, "You may boast of your money, and soldiers of brave Irishmen".
"And I say too only for them, a battle you never would win."
"Wouldn't you tell me one battle of honour with the sword and the spear you cut down."
"For we're too fond of spies and informers."
Said the youth who belonged to Milltown.
Says John Bull
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where are you bound for",? "Or when did you land on our shore
"Or do you belong to thge Fenians"?
"that we had in the year '64.
Says Pat "now don't talk about Fenians" as he looked at John Bull with surprize.
"Remember the last of Emmet, for they were the cause of great noise."
"And as it because I'm from Ireland, that you lark that you do on me frown."
"But remember you met with the wrong hero", Said the young youth who belonged to Milltown
Says John Bull. "As a stranger you're saucy", "no doubt your expression are great."
"For see how we did beat the Russians, in the Zoolous
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Lat week as the newspapers tell us. Of an Irishman did sail away.
In hopes for to meet with employment, as thousands before him did stray.
He resolved for to travel to England, for labour to seek up and down.
But he never denied where he came from, from Kerry a place called Milltown.
One day as he walked out through London, He met with John Bull on his way
And just as he turned by a corner, he stopped and those words he did say.
"Good evening Pat,
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Not very far from the village of Milltown on the western side of it, lie the ruins of an old Abbey. This Abbey is known as "the Abbey of Killaha. This Abbey was the dwelling place of the Augustinian monks.
The Abbey was supposed to be built in a town-land near Milltown, namely, Farranamanagh which means "the land of the monks".
One day while the masons were at work and when they went to dinner, their tools were taken. When the masons found their tools gone they searched
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all the district round, they found their tools, where the ruins of the Abbey now stands. It was later known that "rooks" took the tools.
The Abbey was built where the tools were found. A short time after it was built it was bombed by Ireton from the well known road leading to Killorglin, and nothing is to be found of that once beautiful Abbey but its four ivy-covered walls.
There was land attached to this Abbey and it was given to the "Springs" the "Springs" later gave it to the
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"Godfreys" who are the present day owners.
Portion of this land is the last resting place of man, namely the burial ground.
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Perhaps to commence this book is, first to write about the village of Milltown.
Milltown got its name from a mill which was situated on the road leading to Castlemaine, the ruins of this old mill are still to be seen.
The next historical place in the district of Milltown is the Abbey. This old Abbey dates from the time of Cromwell. The inhabitants of this Abbey were monks called "The Augustinians". One day Cromwell's soldiers were around the district they blew up
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Ta na Francaigh istigh agus i gCillala atá siad is tá an tarm galldha i mbéal an atá Caithfidh siad díob [?] na cótaí dearga
'agus iopáchaidh siad le
Ví va le the boys are coming
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used to say 1st Mass in the house for the parish 75 or 80 years ago. This bishop was once on board a ship. A storm arose and the passengers were terrified. They asked him to do something. He put on his stole and after praying a short time, the storm ceased.
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Friaryland, Gort na Cealtra, Sgeicheach na mBruacaí (badges) There were 3 monasteries but my father R.I.P. showed me where stood the one in Gortna Cealtra. This was 100s of years ago and it may be thousands. Yet this is sound and true for the planks and traces of the roads which connected the three are yet to be seen. No 3 was a monastery in Timicat in Maddens field where there is a fort to be seen. They had a road made right through from Timical, Knockmaskehill & Cloonculane bogs. Ruin's are still to be seen and traces of the roadway for road was of split oak planks stretched on surface of bog and staked each side. Traces seen to this day. This road or remains of it is now sunk 6 or 8 feet in the bogs. Roadway sinking down. It comes thro' our land & Feeneys land. We opened a hole there once and found boards an inch thick. More than likely monks made these roads. P.T.O.
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Rush Candle was used in this district about seventy years ago. It was made by striping all the green coating of rushes and dipping them in sheep fat. A special applicance for holding it was also made and some of the later are found in Nobber.
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Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
And Saturday no good at all.
Bride on the morning of he wedding should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
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Toothaches (1) A person is supposed to get a frog without looking for him and rub him to the toothache three times saying "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen."
(2) A person is supposed to rub the hand of a dead person on their gums and pray for the repose of his soul to get relife
(3) A flag in the Nobber cemetery indicates the place of burial of a local priest during troubled times. If a bit of moss is taken of this grave and rubbed to the teeth of the sufferer it relives pain. You are also required to pray for the dead.
Hooping Cough:- (1) If some food is left after ferrets is taken and eaten by the sufferer three morning in succession in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen is cures the above disease.
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in the same place. it is said that one of the Cruices put it there.
Story No 2.
The Cruices that lived in Brittas long years ago were protestants. It happened that their father was after dying. One day they invited the priest of Nobber to dinner, and while they were at dinner a dispute arose about religion. They arrived at the question of salvation for protestants. The priest of course said that no one outside the Catholic Church was saved. Then one of the sons said, "So that means my father is gone to hell," but the priest said that he did not mean he went to hell but that he was not saved. The other son took
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Brittas is a townland in the parish of Nobber. it is situated about one and a half miles from Nobber.
Story No 1.
There is a very big stone in Brittas fields
Many times people brought it to different places and they would come to look for it in the morning. This was done many times but it would always be back
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as I went up Tara Hill. Tara Hill was shaking four and twenty [?] dogs tearing up the nation _ a man harrowing.
The more you feed it the better it gets the minute you give it a drink it dies_ The fire.
Why is a vain girl so much like a drunkard _ Because they are both fond of the glass.
Midy mady round body three feet and a wooden hat_ A pot.
Why does hen pick a pot _ Because she cant lick it.
What is it that has eyes and still cant see. _ a potato.
A leaper of ditches a clipper of thorns a little brown cow with a pair of leather horns. _ A hare.
What goes up the chimney his head down _ a nail in a sweeps boot.
If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a day and a half how many eggs will she lay in the year. _ She will lay 365.
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Q When do people bath the least?
A In February.
Q Why is a vain lady so much like a drunkard.
A Because they are both fond of the glass.
Q Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat you may guess forever but you will never guess that?
A A pipe.
Q There is a white and round house, and it is full of meat, it has no doors nor windows to let me in to eat.
A An egg.
Q What is the question and no other answer will suit but you?
A What does YES spell
Q My father went out to sow seed the seed was black and the ground was white riddle me that and I'll give you my pipe?
A The newspaper.
Q What is the difference between a station-master and a school-master?
A One minds the trains and the other trains the mind.
A What goes with the coach, comes with the coach is of no use to the coach and still the coach can't go without it?
Noise.
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Q As I was going to London, I saw a great wonder four and twenty bulldogs tearing the world asunder.
A A harrow.
Q Why should a hen never have untidy feathers?
A Because she carries a comb with her.
Q Why are proud people like a book of music?
A Because they are both of airs.
Q Why is a horse a most remarkable eater?
A Because it eats most when it hasn't a bit in its mouth.
A> How many bricks go to the building of a house?
A None, they all have to be carried.
Q WEhat is it that always walks with its head down?
A A nail in my boot.
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Patches and patches without any stitches riddle me that and I'll give you a pair of britches.
A head of cabbage.
What part of a cow goes out on a gap the first.
Her breath.
Black I am I am admired a horse served one till he was tired, tired horse weary man come riddle one riddle me if you can.
A man drawing coal with a horse and cart.
Why does a hen pick a pot.
Because she cannot lick it.
As round as a marble as deep as a cup and all the kings horses couldn't draw it up.
A well.
What is it that goes up the chimney and its head down.
A nail in a sweepers boot.
Over the fire and under the fire and never tips the fire.
A cake in an oven.
What's full and still holds more.
A pot full of potatoes can hold water.
Alive in the front, dead in the middle, christened behind cant tell me the riddle _ A man ploughing.
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eyes- A tongs.
Round the wood and round the wood and never goes into the wood _ The bark of a tree.
Put a bit to it and you'll make it shorter take a bit from it and you'll make it longer._ A grave
Why is a judge's nose like the centre of the earth _ Because it is the centre of gravity
Under the water over the water and never touches the water. _ An egg in a duck's crow.
As round as a marble as sharp as a lance if you got up on it it would carry you to France._ The moon.
Five white cows tied to a wall in goes one red one and fills them all_ Your tongue going over your teeth
What side is the handle of the cup on _ The outside.
Why is a woman so much like a pig. _ Because neither of them is easy till they get the ring
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Cuir misé mó seánfhear isteach ins an garraid ag ol bainne reamar is ag ith minoirne Cuir mise ar glas ar a cuid Loirgeanna deoithe ag cuaid mise ag ol leis na buacaille ota [?]
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Is fada cuir mó atair mé.
Ar asal ag iarriad mná.
Siar á cois cladhach.
A tarraing mé craoidh na lán.
Tuit mé on asal. Agus dimigh an srain as mó laim. Ag Díá gó raibh mó anam. Má caillimh níos mó lé mrá.
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(13) Da fad an la tagann ar oidce,
(14) Soitig foglan is mó nios torann,
(15) Nuair a bionn ar cat amuih bionn an loc istig.
(16) Ta ola gó mait faoi trocaire ac ní faigtear brogaí gan airgead.
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Deirig me coilt do mo briste
Go maitidh le saogal mo beac
Ní maitidh me basad
Go basadh me mile ar fadh
Go me sí casadh sa croine
Go beadh in eolas sa cearfadh
Las ag go mo fein
Bealaigh ar a gaot sin
Fagfaidh me an tir go fhád
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26th April, 1938
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Tug me ruighthe sin faoí
bfuart na cruaice
Agus tugas anuas in na sleibe Bhan
Ag cuir tuaraish ar cailin a rinne ghuil dubh,
Mó croidhe in mo lar,
Mó guairin go dti mo cluais
Agus fuar mo guire seo go lán
gé on mas.
Níl duine da cuala mo
cas an uáir sín.
Na dubairt d'óra íarracht boct.
ar caisle bán
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A stitch in nine saves nine.
You never miss the water till the well goes dry.
Its an ill-wind that blows nobody good.
God never shuts one door but he opens another.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Early to rise early to rise. Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Live horse and you get grass
A good beginning is half the work
A half a loaf is better than no bread.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Let each one praise the ford as he finds it.
A burned child dreads fire
A rolling stone gathers no moss
Better late than never
Health is better than wealth.
Locking the door when the steed is stolen.
Still waters run deep.
Hills are green far away.
Its a small wind that wouldn't bend a blade of grass.
Rubbing grease on a fat pigs back
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Long ago they sued to make bread out of oaten meal and barley meal. It used to be baked on a griddle and it used to be cut into two halves before it baked.
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Some people used to make bread on a grid iron and some used to bake it standing before the fire. They used to thresh the corn with a horsemill. There are a good many in the district.
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Long ago people used to make "Boxty bread". They grated a good many raw potatoes on a grater and mixed flour through that and then baked them in front of the fire.
Newman's mills are over two hundred years built so that everyone came to get their wheat ground.
A current cake was made for Xmas.
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Long ago all the houses were built of yellow clay mixed with old hay. The roofs were thatched long ago. The walls were built very crooked and the fireplace used to be in the middle of the house. There used to be no chimneys it was a hole in the roof the had for letting out the smoke.
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Q Which is the most awkward time for a train to start?
A 12.50 Because its only ten to one if you get it.
Q What relation is a door mat to a door step?
A Step- farther
Q What is the difference between an angler and a dunce?
A One baits his hooks and the other hates his books.
Q Who is the oldest woman?
A Ann Tiquity.
Q What is taken from you before it is given to you?
A Your photograph.
Q What is a lamp in bad tempter?
A When its put out.
Q Why is a horse cleverer that a fox?
A Because he can run when he is in a trap and a fox can't.
Q What man is always on strike?
A A blacksmith.
Q When are oranges like bells?
A When they are peeled (pealed)
Q Who dares sit before the King with his hat on?
A The coachman.
Q Why is life like those riddles?
A Because you must give it up.
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Q Which is the most awkward time for a train to start?
A 12.50 Because its only ten to one if you get it.
Q What relation is a door mat to a door step?
A Step- farther
Q What is the difference between an angler and a dunce?
A One baits his hooks and the other hates his books.
Q Who is the oldest woman?
A Ann Tiquity.
Q What is taken from you before it is given to you?
A Your photograph.
Q What is a lamp in bad tempter?
A When its put out.
Q Why is a horse cleverer that a fox?
A Because he can run when he is in a trap and a fox can't.
Q What man is always on strike>
A A blacksmith.
Q When are oranges like bells?
A When they are peeled (pealed)
Q Who dares sit before the King with his hat on?
A The coachman.
Q Why is life like those riddles?
A Because you must give it up.
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Q. What is it that a cat has but no other animal has?
A Kittens.
Q What author was never slow?
A A sponge.
Q When the clock strikes 13 what time is it?
A Time to have it repaired.
Q What is it that is full of holes and still holds water?
A A sponge.
Q Which is the best way to make a coat last?
A Make the vest and trousers first.
Q What is that which you can keep after giving it away?
A Your word.
Q Why are bakers very self-denying people?
A Because they sell what they sell what they knead themselves.
Q What town is drawn more frequently than any others?
A Cork
Q What can you fill a barrel with to make it lighter? - Holes
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same.
If you be a true son to Daniel,
My mind unto you I disclose.
I am here in the midst of all dangers
I know not my friend from my foe.
This song was made by Mr. Smith, Gorteen, Cootehill.
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Mr. Boyle Tullyvin, Cootehill was a landlord. The people paid rent to him, and those that paid no rent were put out of their lands, and some of them went to America. The English Government bought the land off the landlords and gave the tenants a right to their places. Colonel Clements, Ashfield, Cootehill was another landlord; he used to get rent off the people too. Mr Adams, Rakane, Cootehill was another landlord.
All these got the rent off the people
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Football was a very interesting adventure in the past. It was usually the lads who were nimble and strong who took part in the game. The old people were also interested in it.
The players played very roughly, and very often it was not the ball that got the kick, but some lad's shin. The players went to meet their opponents on breaks and side cars drawn by two horses. This was a very slow way of going, and often the lads would be in such a hurry that they would miss Mass.
Long ago the people played hurley also, and some handy man made the hurley sticks.
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his forge in his youth.
Almost every farmer had a lime kiln. They got the stones in the Parish of Laragh, Stradone, Cavan, and burned them in the kilns. They scattered the lime on the land in Spring and Winter.
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2019-12-12 23:42
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Candles were made of resin. Bull rushes were peeled and dipped in grease, the light was cleaner than the resin light.
Fine sally rods were boiled and peeled. Baskets were made of them Mary McGovern near Kill, Cootehill was a noted spinner, and her brother Hugh, a noted weaver.
There was a Tanyard in Tunnyin, Cootehill, owned by Mr. McEntee. The hole was 20 ft. deep; 30 or 40 hides were put in this hole at a time. Oak bark and lime were put in. The hides were kept in four times as long as now, and the leather was four times as good as now.
Our blacksmith here, Patrick Clarke, used to make nails in
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The Great Wind of 1839 damaged, and in the majority of cases tossed, nearly all the houses in the country. The houses then were mud-walled and thatched. People erected shelters at the backs of ditches, until they got their houses repaired. It took 50 years to recover from its effect.
There was a great fall of snow about 45 years ago. In some places the snow was 50 ft deep. Tunnels were cut through it. It went away without rain; it lasted 7 wks. Ploughing was begun that year on 23rd March. The snow did the ground much good, and corn that year was cut three weeks earlier than usual.
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2019-12-12 23:32
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reap 45 stooks of corn in one day with a hook.
Terence Reilly, Kill, Cootehill and Conor Brady, Tievenass, Mountain Lodge, Cootehill, were noted step-dancers. They danced reels and hornpipes.
Matthew and Terence Tackney, Drumhurt, Kill, Cootehill were noted story-tellers.
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A man named Donohoe born in the townland of Crush, Cootehill emigrated to America, and there invented elevators worked by steam. He could mesmerise people, and make them do all sorts of funny things. He was said to do all this by sleight of hand.
John Lynch, Rathrussan, Kill, Cootehill, was able to outrun a hare. A man named Patrick Collins, Bindoo, Kill, Cootehill walked to Pettigo. He was on his way to make the pilgrimage to Lough Derg.
Great mowers were not uncommon in this locality. It was a common thing to cut a pike of hay 30 ft. in circumference in one day, while men could
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People say if crows fly high, good weather is at hand, and that if a mist appears on the tops of mountains rain is sure to follow; that if black beetles, locally known as clock, are running on the ground that rain is also approaching; that frogs get black when rain is coming, that the donkey puts his back to ditch; that swallows fly low, and that the birds gather together and chatter when a storm is coming. Curlews fly against the wind,and crane swim against the current when a storm is approaching.
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2019-12-12 12:57
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There was an old story told in this district of the Fianna. One day when the Fianna were in a big glen on the borders of this country, they came on a pig's lair. They killed all in the lair but one, and this one got into a hole, but one of them cut off his tail.
When they were leaving it, Fionn warned them that if any of them ever came into this glen again they should beware of the tailless pig. It happened that of one of the Fianna came into this glen, and never thought of the pig, but all of a sudden he heard a strange sound. Then he saw a pig coming toward him. He got ready his spears, but the pig caught him, and crushed his bones together. He was never
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heard of again.
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There is a silver mine in the townland of Tunnyinn, Cootehill. It was worked by a Welsh Company and was very valuable. It was abandoned because the natives were stealing the ore.
There was a lead mine opened there also, and it, too, was rich.
The farm in which these minerals are, is now owned by Mr. Lisco.
Men named Carnew, Lisco, and Barnett came over from Wales to work in these mines. They settled in the district, and their descendants are in the locality still.
Long ago the people used to say where the rainbow touches the earth there stands a pot of gold.
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spot.
A. The letter L
VI Q Queen Amorock built a ship an in that ship her daughter sits an I'll be blamed for telling her name an that's three times I've told it yet.
A Anne.
VII
Q. What is better than God or worse than the devil the dead man eats it and if the living man eats it he'll die?
A Nothing
VIII Q What goes up the chimney down and won't go down the chimney up?
A An Umbrella.
IX Q. Why does a cow walk over the field?
A. Because she can't walk under it.
X Q Why does the hen pick the potstick?
A. Because she can't lick it.
XI Q Twelve little children sitting on a pan a lazy old woman and hard working man.
A The clock
XII Q What part of the cow goes in to the byre first?
A Her Breath.
XIII Q A house-full a room-full though you couldn't lift a spoonful.
A Smoke.
XIV Q Headed like a timble, tiled like a rat
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2019-12-12 12:40
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I Q When I was young they did me cut and in a hole they did me put. When I was scarcely four months old they came to search for me like gold. Iron and steel they did me turn, water and fire they did me burn. When I was peeled, in my skin they soon got a hole to put me in.
A A potato.
II Q There was a man who had no eyes he went out one day to view the skies. He saw a tree with apples on it. He took no apples off it and left no apples on it.
A He had one eye and saw a tree with two apples on it and took it off and left one on.
III Q Patches upon patches and no stitches riddle me that and I'll buy you a pair of britches.
A A head of cabbage
IV Q How far can a dog run into a forest?
A. Half way because one half he is running in and the other half he us running out.
V Q Luke has it before and Paul has it behind and Nicky Kelly has it twice in the one
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if you were to guess for ever you would not guess that.
A A pipe.
XV. Q The man that made it didn't want it, the man that bought it didn't use it, the man that used it didn't see it.
A. A Coffin.
XVI Q Yonder in the corner lies a little red cow, give her hay give her straw and she will eat it all, now give her water and she will die.
A. A Fire.
XVII Q I have a little house it would not hold a mouse there are as many windows on it as on a Parliament house.
A. A thimble.
XVIII Q As round as an apple, as plump as a ball, can climb over church over steeple and all.
A. The Sun.
XIV Q What must you do before you come down the ladder.
A. You must go up.
XX Q What always walks with its head down.
A A nail in a man's boot.
XXI Q Humpty, dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty dumty had a great fall all the kings horses and all the kings men would not
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of sixty eight.
All were made welcome with shovels and spades.
To work hard for five days ere their wages were made.
Till one clever hero undaunted did say.
War out my brave boys we must have the high pay.
There are no woods in my district and it is hilly with some bog.
In the seat of Tullyinchin is a picturesque little lake known as Lough Acannon.
In former times this lake was noted for its good fishing, principally. Pike and Trout.
On the south-eastern border of upper Tullyinchin there is a small river and it flows to the river Erne and has it source in Lough Acannon.
There is no name on it.
It is supposed that near the stream known as the Sruthán which separates the townland of Carrickallen from upper Tullyinchin a Ban Shee cries when some of the inhabitants of the neighbouring houses are going to die.
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2019-12-12 12:14
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Mr. Philip Clarke resides on the south west side of Drumcullion hill in the parish of Knockbride.
Although he lives in the parish of Knockbride his dwelling is convenient to Mountain Lodge post office.
This man is a cooper by trade and is commonly known as "Phil the Cooper"
His father Thomas Clarke carried on the same trade before him.
In their father's time both Philip and Patrick Clarke worked with him at the trade.
They were then very busy making Churns, Firkins, Butts and Barrels.
The firkins were made from oak and held about seventy five pounds of butter.
The butts were also made from oak and held half the quantity of a firkin.
In those days there were very
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2019-12-12 12:11
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few Creameries in the country and the people churned the milk at home and put butter in firkins and sold it inn the market.
But when Creameries became numerous the people sent the milk to them and gave up churning at home and so there were no firkins needed.
Towards the end of his life Thomas Clarke and his two sons made no firkins.
The two brothers Philip and Patrick Clarke now went to Glasgow and worked there for a number of years.
When their father Thomas Clarke died they came home and Philip is now working at home in Drumcullion and Patrick is working in Guiness's brewery in Dublin
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2019-12-12 12:06
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A stitch in time saves nine.
A bird in your hand is worth two in the bush.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
Empty vessels make most sound.
Never meet trouble half way.
Whatever you do, do it well.
Many hands make light work.
Where there's a will there's a way.
Youth is the time to learn.
One good turn deserves another.
Rome wasn't built in a day.
When wine is in, wit is out.
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Never cross your bridges until you meet them.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Show me your company and I'll tell you what you are.
Its no use locking the stable door when the horse is gone.
All is not gold that glitters.
It is better to go to bed supperles than to rise in debt.
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A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Old birds are not caught with chaff.
A good conscience is better than gold.
April showers bring on May flowers.
Never count your chickens until they are hatched.
Never put off until to morrow what you can do to day.
You never know the want of water until the well runs dry.
You can't make a silk purse from a sows "lug"
Marry is haste repent at leisure.
It is time enough to bid the "divil" good morrow till you meet him.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Its a sad heart that never rejoices.
Good goods are made up in small parcels.
Hills are green far away.
Long churning makes tough butter.
A wise head keeps a closed mouth.
Never venture never win.
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2019-12-12 11:30
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There was a Hedge School at Scarvey Bridge, Cootehill. A schoolmaster called Fisty Maguire taught in it. In severe weather the teaching was in a little house, and in good weather in the open air. Slates and pencils were used.
There are the ruins of an old school in the townland of Degnavanty and my grandfather was taught in that school. The pupils were taught no Arithmetic and no Irish, and they wrote on slates with slate-pencils.
There was no blackboard in that school, and except in bad weather the pupils were taught in the open air.
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2019-12-12 09:58
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There was a Hedge School at Scarvey |bridge, Cootehill. A schoolmaster called Fisty Maguire taught in it. In severe weather the teaching was in a little house, and in good weather in the open air. Slates and pencils were used.
There are the ruins of an old school in the townland of Degnavanty and my grandfather was taught in that school. The pupils were taught no Aeithmetic and no Irish, and they wrote on slates with slate-pencils.
There was no blackboard in that school, and except in bad weather the pupils were taught in the open air.
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2019-12-12 09:53
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Handsome is who handsome does.
Its hard to teach an old dog to dance.
Honesty is the best policy.
Make hay while the sun shines.
A closed fist never caught a bird.
Its a long lane that has no turn.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Whats done csnnot be undone.
Quality is better than quantity.
The more haste the less speed.
Fine feathers make fine birds.
Kind words don't wear the tongue
Prevention is better than cure.
Bend the rod while it is young.
Time and tide wait for no man.
Ill gotten ill gone
A fool and his money are easily parted.
Look before you leap
When rogues fall out honest men get their due
Two heads are better than one.
Do your duty come what may.
Skill is better than strength
Put a beggar on horse back and he'll ride to hell.
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Beggars can't be choosers.
Its hard to get good tools for a bad workman.
You can't put an good old head on young shoulders.
One swallow does not make a summer.
|Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Its a bad dog thats not worth a whistling for.
Little pitchers have long ears.
Live horses and you'll get grass
Little said is easy mended
These proverbs are comon in my home and in Carrickallen school district
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2019-12-12 09:36
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the same address, namely :-
Tullyinchin,
Mountain Lodge.
Cootehill
Co Cavan and their names are
Mrs P. Smyth, Mrs J. Casserly, Mr J. Casserly, Mr E. Clarke, Mrs P. McGuillick.
In former times there was a house in a field now owned by Phil Carolan.
Tullyinchin,
Mountain Lodge.
Cootehill.
Matthews was the name of the people who lived in it.
These people left this house and went to reside in the parish of Kill.
There is no trace of this house now as it was tossed.
There was another house in a field now owned by Eddie McDonald. Knockateggart. Clifferna, Stradone, Cavan.
On the eastern border of Tullyinchin and in the townland of Carrickallen there can be seen the remains of a priest's house.
Nearly seventy years ago there lived a priest named Fr Peter Smyth in this house and it was he who erected the pre-
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2019-12-12 09:29
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When the crickets sings loudly rain may be expected.
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2019-12-12 09:25
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rain may be expected.
When the dog eats grass rain may be expected.
The following is a rhyme regarding dogs and rain.
My dog has altered in his tasty quits mutton bones on grass to feast.
When cattle are sleepy rain may be expected.
Goats do not like rain and they know when it is coming.
The goat (does not like) will be home and in shelter before it commences to rain.
If the rocks and hills seem near to us rain may be expected.
If the sound of the anvil is heard far away rain is at hand.
When the sound of of a water fall is heard far away rain may be expected
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2019-12-12 09:21
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If it is going to be a wet day it will be seen at the butt of the white thorn.
When swallows are seen flying low rain may be expected.
The voices of the curlew and the crane are very loud when rain is approaching.
Ducks quack loudly when rain is coming.
If the day is going to be wet the hens will stay out all the time but if it is only going to be a shower they will run for shelter.
If |(tere) there is a ring round the sun rain may be expected.
If the cat is seen sitting with her back to the fire storm is at hand.
If the cat scrapes the leg of a table or a chair with her claws
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2019-12-12 09:18
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stars which light up the sky are a sure sign of frost.
A new mon "standing straight" in the sky with sharp points on it denotes a storm.
If there is a ring round the moon storm is at hand.
If the ring is close to it the storm is not so near hand.
If the ring is far away from it the storm is at hand.
The south west wind brings most rain to this district.
Dust blown about on the road is a sign of rain.
A sure sign of a good day is to see a robin singing on the top of a tree in the morning
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2019-12-12 09:14
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The following is a list of local beliefs regarding the weather.
A red Sky in the last in the morning portends rain.
A red Sky in the west in the evening is a sign of good weather.
Streaky clouds resembling "goats hair" stretched accross the Sky denote rain.
Inky black clouds streaked with coppor colour portend thunder storm.
A rainbow in the morning is a sign of rain while a rainbow in the evening is a sign of good weather.
Twinkling or falling stars denote rain.
Very bright clear
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and start "booing" the couple. The bride used get some money or if she did not get money she would have to get some of her father's stock.
There used to be match making long ago. This man used get another man to go to this girl's house and he would her all the money and cattle the other man had. Then if she agreed the other man would go and tell her when they would get married. Then the whole thing would be left at that till they would get married.
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2019-12-12 09:07
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In some parishes the people auction the wedding cake at the chapel. But some times the cakes are brought to the brides house and sold at the wedding breakfast.
Most people get married before Lent. It is said that Wednesday is luckiest day.
Long ago the day the people used
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2019-12-12 09:05
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It is said by old people that between January and March the marriages used be long ago. The night of the marriage there used to be a dance and all the people from around the district used to attend at it. The dance used to be in a barn if the house was not big enough for the crowd of people. On that night men called "straw boys" used go to the house
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2019-12-12 09:03
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Frank Dempsey used to make candles and tubs. Pat Proctor makes dase churns and tubs. James Mooney thatches and he is a good thatcher too,
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2019-12-12 09:02
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Mrs Farrelly from Clonfane used to make candles out of rushes. She used to dip them in melted grease. She is dead about 13 thirty years.
Mat Procter from Trim used to make churns. He used to sell them to the people for a pound. He is dead twenty years.
Mrs Kennedy from Trimblestown had a spinning wheel and she used to make knitting wool out of the sheep. She is dead about forthy years.
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2019-12-12 08:58
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Long ago when people never used candles, they used to light rushes. It was said that they were made in our house. When they got the rushes they put them into a grisset which is much like the shape of a boat. In the grisset they put fat and heated it. They then pulled the rushes which were peeled up and down the grisset and when they took them out they were stiff. There used to be a candle-stick in which they put the rushes. Maggie Coffey who is now sixty five said she often made them.
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2019-12-12 08:55
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Long, long ago it was said that people made their own soap.
John Farrelly from Kildalkey made such a lot of soap out of fat of old cows. He melted it and shaped it into squares.
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2019-12-12 08:53
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Old crafts
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A man named Reynolds used make baskets or Cliabs as they were called out of sally rods and sell them.
A man named Paddy Reilly used to spin and weave the wool. He used make sheets, suits and all sorts of clothing and he used make stockings also.
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2019-12-12 08:51
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Old Crafts
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On the third of February 1903 there was a wind storm that tore up all the trees along the road from Athboy to Trim. It was a terrible and fierce storm that lasted for one day and one night. It is said to have blown down a big hay barn of Mr Barbor's.
It did alot of other damage to sheds and houses also.
Another big wind storm was in 1839. It is said that it blew down houses sheds trees and did great damage. the storm lasted a day and a night.
Another big snow storm was in February 1933 it lasted for two days and two nights. There was a great deal of damage done to all farmers. A woman is said to have gone to Trim for food when she was coming home she got lost. She sat at the back of a hedge all night and next morning she was found by a man that was looking for cattle. He took her into a house near by clothed her
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2019-12-12 00:23
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living in the parish used to come to be taught.
Pat Smyth used to teach school in a farmer's house called Coles from Trimblestown. The people who were not working used to go in the day to be taught and the people who were working used to go in the night. All the people used give him a pound a week between them.
There was a school in Trimblestown called "Chattam school" and Master Tully from Kilbride used to teach. But he used not teach Irish.
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2019-12-12 00:21
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Long ago in the Penal times there were no schools like now. A man the name of Peter Higelton taught the wandering scholars. he taught them in Mr. Rooneys hay barn of Kilbride and in Trimblestown.
They paid him a penny a night and they brought turf to make a fire. They were fairly bright at learning. He taught them how to read, to write and to spell. Mary Brennan aged
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2019-12-12 00:16
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put humpty dumty together again.
A. An Egg.
XXII Q One half dead the other half living and a tail wagging.
A A dog with his head in a pot.
XXIII Q What black and white and "red" all over?
A The newspaper.
XXIV Q What is that which stands on one leg and has its heart in its head.
A A head of cabbage.
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2019-12-12 00:13
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they go singly.
These two are respectively known as :- Paddy Reilly from Ballyjamesduff and "The Denn Beggerman" from Lavey.
They do not tell stories but they always have the current newses.
The neighbours do not collect to particular place to hear them.
On some occasions a travelling woman known as Biddy Anderson used to call to the houses of this district. .
She used to sell cloth for the making of overalls and frocks.
She used not to travel on foot as she had a pony and cart to carry her around.
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2019-12-12 00:10
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My school district was noted for its numerous travelling folk about thirty years ago, and each one had a special day for visiting the district.
Nowadays the number of travelling folk that formerly visited the district has grown much smaller.
At the present time but two travelling folk visit my home each successive year.
These two have been doing so for about ten years.
They are not very poor.
They do not sell things nor do they bring their supplies with them.
They are always welcome and remain for about three hours in each house.
Each of these has a special house in each district for sleeping in.
Each of these remain for about a week in this house.
They generally get food in the houses they visit.
They accept money as alms where ever they get it.
Both of them travel on foot and
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Bhí fear uasal ag dul thart oidhche amháin. Thainig sé gó teach agus d'iarr sé loistín ar feadh ná h-oidhche agus thug ná daoine cead dó fanacht. Ní raibh Gaedhilg ar bíth ag an fhear uasal agus ní rabh Bearla ar bíth ag na daoine. Ní rabj fhios aca caidé, már cuirfeafh siad é luighe acht dubhairt an t-sean bhean cuirfidh mise é ná Luighe. Ní rabh fhios ag an fhear caidé a bhí siad a radh.
Nuair a thainig am luighe dubhairt an t-sean bhean "beo beo a dhuine usail." Cuaidh sé ná luighe annsin. Nuair a thainig an mhaidín dubhairt an t-sean bhean. "Ta sé ná luighe anois agus níl an oiread Bearla sa'n Bhaile a chuirfeas é ná shuidhe."
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2019-12-11 23:56
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There is one holy well in our district that I know about. It is situated in Charles Denny's lane. I never heard about anyone being cured at it, but is supposed to be a cure for sore eys and warts.
But no old people ever heard a thing about it. All they knew was that there (thing) was a great number of broken bottles in it. And nothing ever grew in the garden beside it. Some time after that a Priest was passing [?] and he saw the little well So he knelt down and tasted the water. Then he blessed the well. But I never heard the name of the priest.
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2019-12-11 23:52
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An t-ainm áta ar mo cheantar sé "Chille Colmáin" agus chuiread an t-ainm sin air mar bhí naomh annsin darb ainm Cholmán agus bhí Cill aige, Ta mo cheantar i bparóiste Cille Garbháin agus bhfuil sclátaí ortha agus chuid aca inb a bhfuil cinn tuighe ortha. Ta siad uilig r fhód an bhealaigh mhóir agus níl siad [?] fháda ó'n fháirrge. Bhí scoil ann deich bliadhna o shóin. Tá siopa beag ann ag díoltar rudaí a bhíos' é dhith ar na daoine.
Níl morán daoine ann agus [?] bearla ag an chuid aca agus tá Gaedhilge af an cuid éile.
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Once upon a time a family from Leathardan whose names was Ferry was out fishing in Lough Swilly. When they were out fishing a storm arose. There were four men in the boat and when they were coming home the wind started to blow from the north and the boat was tumbled over. The father and son drowned and the other two held to the boat until they were saved by a coal boat. When the boat was tumbled one of the man caught his father who was drowned. They were taken to Rathmullen by the coal boat.
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was lost. All that was ever known of that man afterwards was that his livers were seen floating on the surface of the pool where he sank to the bottom.
This pool is known by the name of "Pull na Rue", or the bottomless pool. It is known to be the deepest pool on the river.
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having no horse to prepare his land to sow the seed and seening this horse grazing. He took him a few days to harrow some land.
In the evening he left him back where he got him in the morning. Next day he took him again to finish the harrowing. When he had done with him he went riding on him to leave him back where he got him.
The horse galloped head long and plunged into the river. So the man could not get off until he plunged into the river. So he
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is out at night and day. The horse has four shoes when he looses them he is brought to the nearest forge to get a new set on. It takes the smith a half an hour to put on a shoe.
There is a fairy tale told about the water horse which used to be seen during the day grazing on a flat of land along the Palmerstown river near Tonra Howen Brodge, Kilfian, Killala.
These lands are known as McElroys. There was a man living near by who dug his land with a spade and
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hunt horses and farm horses.
A horse has a very long neck. So it is easy for him to bend down to eat the grass. The horse never drinks water that would be stopped in a drain. He only drinks the clean running water.
A horse is fed on oats, straw and hay. In manger he is fed. There is a rope fastened to the manger with this rope he is tied around the neck. He is kept in a stable and a nice clean bed of straw or hay put under him.
He is kept in during the winter. In the Summer he
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A horse is one of the most usful animals in the world. He is a big strong animal. He is able to draw big loads from place to place. There are many kinds of horses. There are car horses, race horses
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abgann ag éirigh ann.
Ball bán: Mar tá sí bán.
Alt na slat: Mar tá slat ag fás ann.
Poll guideóg brean:- Mar bhí brean fadó.
Criag na ndaoine marbh: Mar bhí go leor daoine marbh an fadó,
Fodón garbh: Mar tá cíb gorbh ag fás ann.
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Bogach bán Mar ta bogach ann agus tá sé bán.
Bun Móra Mar tá giota árdán ann
Árdán Shéarlais Mar le fear dar bainm Séarlas é.
Bogach an ghréasuidhe:- Mar ba leis an ghréasuidhe e.
Aban much: Mar báidhtheadh much ann fadó.
Garrdha na slat: Mar tá slat ag fás ann.
Bun na Ardhán Mar tá sí ag bun árdhán.
Garrdha na gcrucaha: Mar tá na cruacha déanta ann.
Poll Mór: Mar tá sí thíos i bpoll
bárr na haibhne: Mar tá an
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Freagra:= gusán fraoigh.
6. Céard a dhéanains peire bróg .
Freagra:- dha bróg
7. gearainín bo báile donn a shiúbalfadh an domham is nach bhfliuchfadh a cos.
Freagra:- beach.
8. Céard a dhéanfá sul a dtiocfá amach as cárr.
Freagra:-a dul isteach
9. Coreán óir lán d'fheoil beo
Freagra:- méarachán.
10. Cé h-í an ghe bhan nó an ghé dhonn an gandal?
Freagra:- Ceann ar bith acú.
11. Cén rópa a stophas an ghaoich
Freagra:- an rópa a chrochas thú.
12. Cen taobh den bha ar mhaith leat a bhéth nuar a bheadh sí ag seoladh.
Freagra:- an taobh istigh.
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(2) The poor man has it. The rich man wants it. The miser spends it and the spender saves it
Ans:- Nothing.
(3) It runs around the house and looks in the key-hole?
Ans:- The wind.
(4) What bird has its eyes nearest to each other
Ans:- The smallest bird.
(5) What man wears the biggest hat
Ans:- The man with the biggest head.
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and jelly if required. Then leave it in a cool place to set.
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(1) Forty sheep went out a gap, forty more followed that, two eleven, three eleven. Two and three. How many is that?
Ans:- Five.
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Pluck the berries. Put a little scatch on each one to allow the juice out. Put them in a jar with some sugar and water. Put underground for ten days. Then take them up and strain the juice out of the berries.
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Boil the black berries and strain the juice out of them. Add sugar,
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down in Kilcummin named Bourke. He was always dissatisfied with himself and the world. After he got married he never went to Mass or other Sacraments.
He got married to a woman named Lynch. This woman was very pious and she used to make great efforts to persuade him to practice his religion but all in vain he never paid any heed to her.
There was a child born to them. The woman asked the man to accompany her to the Church to have the child baptized (until they would) but he sternly refused her.
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that he would say after him.
Next Morning Patsy was landed fine and early. before the ceremony took place the priest began making fun with Patsy. "Well Patsy Kilker, you are a queer man, Patsy Kilker."
Poor Patsy was so ignorant that he thought it was part of the marriage ceremony that was taking place, so he began repeating word for word after the priest.
The Priest got insulted and would not marry the Couple.
So patsy had to go else where and get married.
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There was a man named Patsy Kilker living in the parish of Killala. His mother died, so then he had to get married as he had no one to housekeep for him.
He then went and got a bottle of poteen which was as plenty (of) as the water at that time. He invited a sensible neighbour to go match-making with him.
So off they went and he made a match, They next he did not know how to go through the marriage ceremony. He went to the parish Priest and told the priest. So the priest told him to say everything
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There are many forges in this district Gormans, Hughes, Cawleys, Tom Cassins and James Collins. Some of them are roofed differently.
Cawleys is slated Hughes is roofed with timber and Tar-barrells. Both of Collin's forges are thatched Gormans forge is roofed with zinc.
They shoe farming and hunting horses They make gates, scuffles mounting for harrows and carts tongs they weld tyres for both carts, side-cars and traps mends ploughs and lots of other farm implements.
When the wheel is going to be shod. It is put down on the ground and is raised
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a Couple of inches from the ground (and is raided a ) so the heat will have more effect.
A Fire is then built all round it when it is red hot it is taken up as the wheel is prepared already convenient to the fire.
It is left down and is resting on irons. The tyre is then placed down(wards) on top of the whell which is pared and measureds so as to fit tightly least there should be any danger of the tyre coming off for it would almost break the wheel.
When the tyre is red hot is expands and there is special irons called drags for
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drawing the tyre.
Then when the iron is cooled it tightened on the timber and there is no danger of it falling off
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I. A Broken glass means bad luck for seven years.
II. A green frock means bad luck.
III. Top meet a red-haired woman on the road means bad luck for the day.
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The first team of horses that you see ploughing in the spring if they are facing you shall ill-luck throughout the year.
V. To spill salt means bad luck also.
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VI. If the Cock crows in the middle of the night its the sign of a death.
VII. If the Cock crows in the middle of the night its the sign of a death.
VIII. If the (cock) kettle or pot or oven or any other utensil swings on the crane it means a pound out of your pocket for every swing it gives.
VIIII. They first lamb you see for the year if they are facing you, you shall have good luck if not you shall have the opposite.
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There was once a man
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man who dreamt that there was a pot of gold under a rock in John Ruddy's land in Ratheaskin but if he dug it he would lose one of his sons so he did not dig for it.
Once upon a time there was a man who dreamt that there was a pot of gold behind the school and if he dug for it he would find it.
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The main road from Annaghmore to Kincon Post Office used to run through Major Gardiner's land. He got it changed 112 years ago. The gravel for the new road was carried in creels on horses' backs.
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The Pretender was ione day drinking with a compoanion in Maoy and the following were his words
Sláinte a mhic a bhí i mbruinn Mhaire
Sláinte King Philip agus Rí na Germáine
Sláinte n Pretender is Proinsias is an Pápa
Agus gach Albanaí ata Sasanaí
Nach o-ólam suas a sláinte
A bheith ag dul i gcinn in ifreann
agus in a sál in áirde
Health to the Saviour
Health to King Philip and the King of Germany
Health to the Pretender, the Prince and the Pope
And all the Protestants in England that wouldn't drink back their health may they be on top of
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their heads in hell and their heels over them.
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Major Jackie Gardiner - Miss Gardiner's Grandfather first lived in Tonroe, where OBoyle now lives. He bought Farmhill farm for 14 bullocks and he built the present house on it.
When Miss Gardiner got possession of it she came from the Isle of Man. The tenants went to meet her and had great illuminations. While Miss Harrison, her companion, stayed with her, she was kind to her tenants.
The Pringles, a Scotch family had a mortgage on her property and Miss Pringle came to live with her.
She evicted tenants from Ballybeg.
One Christmas night, when she was sitting at the kitchen fire with her servant girl and servant man she was fired at and lost an eye as a result. She evicted tenants afterwards.
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She had police and soldiers guarding her afterwards.
Three tenants in Cluinte Cille, near Ballina were evicted for settling plants in one of her gardens.
She evicted 10 or 12 tenants in Dín a Doba.
She evicted tenants out of Michael Barrett's land in Ballyduane and some near Kilfian graveyard.
In 1824 her father built the garden wall and men got 4d per day for the work. They were three years drawing the stones. Six house-holders were evicted to get those stones.
Her father evicted 8 town lands in Massey's in Carn. His agent carried out the evictions
Miss Gardiner was to marry Westy Palmer in Summerhill Rath Gran.
He objected.
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was scolding the cowards from Mayo.
Rodgers said Burke was time enough and that he might get one to take his place. The Colonel asked who he was? He answered it was equal and told the colonel to stand out. The duel began and Rodgers had the Colonel killed before Burke arrived. Rodgers and his servant were afraid of being shot and they rode until they lost the shoes of their horses. They were followed but they crossed a river which the English failed to cross and so they escaped.
Rodgers was a Captain in the '98 rebellion. His wife, nee Ruttledge of Killala, got letters in his pocket, which she gave to the English. He was to be taken and hung. He enlisted in the English army and thus saved himself. He was offered promotion but refused it. He died in exile.
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Fraim, a preacher, and one of Cromwells settlers, owned Creebes. His only congregation were the Morrisons, who were herds.
Frain had an only daughter who married Rodgers, a piper and gentleman, of Rathoen near Killala. They had a son named George who was a great duelist. No one but Walter Burke of Carrowkeel, near Lahardane could compare with him. Burke was challenged by an English Colonel of the Curragh and Rodgers was to be his second.
Rodger's mother got the letter asking her son to be the second and she didn't wish him to go, so she didn't tell him until he was going to bed the night before the duel. He and his boy mounted two horses and were on the Curragh at 10 oc the following morning.
Burke hadn't arrived and the Colonel
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Weavers from North came to live in Glenedagh and Mullaghafarry. Jacksons, and Shannons were some of them. There was a Free Mason Lodge in the Glen.
Miss Pringle had a Protestant School for soupers in the Glen opposite the high rock there. There were one hundred children kept there. When they grew up they practised the Roman Catholic Religion.
The narrator saw a steel reed for weaving in Morris's in Glenedagh.
Cane reeds used to be made by james |||||Hearns, a reed maker, in Ballina. He used to get 30/- for one. It resembles a comb with a second back facing the first (drawing)
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"A Neighbouring man told me a story how he went astray one night coming from where he was working at Drumcondrath. When he was about a mile-and-a -half outside Drumcondrath he came to a path leading across the fields. He knew this path right well, but he was taken astray for four hours he got into a drain and got wet to his knees. His trousers were stiff with frost. He was in the adjoining field next morning"
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It is said that when the chapel was there. Saint Patrick used to preach to the people on a hill outside the chapel and the track of his knees, are on a stone where pray and where he used to sit when he would be preaching to the people.
There was a battle in Muff a very long time ago. It was between the Knights of Saint John Nobber and the Kilmainhan-Wood people. The Knights were helped by a districts, and it is not properly known who won. For reference to the above see balled entitled "The battle of Muff". see pages 63. 64. 65.
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Nobber Beg is in the lower end of Muff. It is believed by some people that the old-time people were building Nobber, but it is recorded that every time they attempted they were prevented. The good people used to come at night, and knock whatever building the builders had made the previous day. So they gave it up as a bad job.
It is said that St. Patrick built a chapel in a field in Muff. This field is about three hundred yards from the Midland Great western Railway, and is the present property of Joseph McGuinness, Merchant. The ruins of the chapel could be seen up to about ten years ago. There is no trace of them to be seen now.
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Muff is a townland in the parish of Nobber. It is situated about one and a half miles from Nobber, towards the North
About midway between Nobber, and Muff there was a man killed by the train, about the year eighteen hundred and ninty one. He was returning from Nobber when the sad accident occured. He had a wife and seven young children who immediately after his death left the Neighbourhood
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In about eleven after, his eldest son came to visit the place, and erected a small wooden cross in memory of his deceased father, and on it he painted the letters RIP. Now the letters are engraved in the wood. Occasionally the sparks from the engine of the train cause fires, and at different periods the fence was brunt by these fires all around the cross and it always came safe.
The place mentioned is right under Gallows Hill where the "Croppies" were hanged in '98 between two ash trees. Their graves are still to be seen near where they were hanged.
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set a hen on eggs on Saturday that you will have no birds out of the eggs.
It is said that Sunday is the luckiest day of the week to set a hen on eggs.
People sometimes get two two breeds of fowl to set under one hen
When these people want to distinguish one of these breeds from the other they mark one of the breeds with ink marks or pencil marks.
It is best to mark the eggs with ink instead of a pencil mark because when the eggs would be set some time the pencil marks would wear off the eggs.
If someone asks you to swop your eggs for his or her eggs you will give your luck to that person.
It is believed that if there is a straw on the hen's tail that a stranger on his nor her way to your house.
If the rusiter comes to door and crows in it is believed that he is warning you of good luck ion the future.
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On St. Stephen's day a pious practise handed down from the days of our grandmothers is to abstain from flesh meat so as to be preserved from all contigious diseases during the year.
On this day the wren boys go round from house to house playing melodeons or French fiddles.
When they come to the doors of the people's houses they recite the following rhyme
The wren the wren the king of all birds on St. Stephen's day she was caught in the furze.
Although she is small her family is great, rise up alnd lady and give us a treat.
Its not a treat we want but money we crave and if we don't get it we'll dig up the wren's grave.
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Then they usually get some coppers.]
When they are preparing to go on their rounds they blacken their faces and wear women's clothes to disguise themselves. The custom on St. Patricks day is to wear a shamrock.
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On St Stephens day the young men of this district gather toghe together in bands varying from six to twelve and hunt and kill the wren.
They go around in procession, some dressed like old women, others as old men carrying the dead wren in a box with them.
They go from door to door giving entertainment in the way of singing, playing French-fiddles , Fifes and also dancing expecting some money in return.
The following is the wren rhyme repeated in this district.
The wren, the wren, the king of all birds.
St Stephens day, was caught in the furze
Although she is small her family is great
Rise up land ladies and give as a "trate"
Its not a "trate" we want but money we crave
So up with the skillet and down with the pan.
A penny or two pence to bury the wren.
St. Brigid's Day.
The feast of St. Brigid is on the 1st
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of February and is celebrated by having some extra refreshment in the shape of food in the houses in the evening about six oclock.
St Patrick's Day.
St Patrick's day is on the 17th of March and on this day the people of Ireland wear a Shamrock to celebrate an important event in his life while in Ireland.
Shrove Tuesday.
The day before Ash Wednesday is called Shrove Tuesday and on this day the people of this district cook pancakes for supper.
Easter Sunday.
In former times eggs were not allowed to be used during lent and on this account the people used a larger number of eggs on Easter Sunday than on any of the following days.
The Festival of eggs is still in practice in this district.
Whit Monday.
Whit Monday is kept as a bank holiday all over Ireland.
It is consider unlucky to bathe during whit week as it is supposed that the person
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who would do so would be drowned.
Whit week is believed to be a unlucky one to commence any work.
May Day:-
On the 1st of May many superstitious people tie red rags on the cows tails, less their neighbours would over look them and in this way bring ill luck on them.
Hallow Eve.
The festival Eve is celebrated on the 31st of October.
On Hallow Eve night the people of this district spend their time by eating nuts and apples and other fruit and also playing tricks.
Formerly the people made Boxty bread, Potato bread and also Dumplings.
Dumplings were made of grated raw potatoes, boiled potatoes and also some flour and made into small round buns and then cooked.
The Boxty bread was made of some raw grated potatoes and flour and a pinch of salt.
The potato bread was made of boiled potatoes, some flour, a pinch of salt and a
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small quantity of sweet milk if necessary.
The Twelve Days of Christmas.
The Twelve Days of Christmas have much importance attached to them.
It is believed that the kind of weather we experience on the twelve days of Christmas represents the kind of weather we will have in the twelve months of the year respectively that is the kind of weather we experience on the first of the twelve days represents the kind of weather we have in the month of January and so on.
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our farm adjoining the Tullyinchen lane.
This field is a bad field for pasture and it is on this account it got its name.
There is a large ditch at the western end of the field called the Garla known as the "Flax-Hole" and it got its name on account of flax being writhed there in former times.
On the north eastern side of our farm there is a field which is known as "The Whiny Field".
It is called on account of there being many whins on it.
There is another field which we call "The Park".
It got its name on account of it being a good pasture field and it has a southern aspect.
There are three fields respectively known as "Pauracaol", "Corragearr" and "Molly Ruagh".
Corragearr is a short round hill and it is on this account it got its name.
I do not know why the other fields got their names.
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is added a half pound of eppson salts.
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nettles were cooked and used as a vegetable.
Dandelion is an excellent cure for a delicate stomach.
The leaves can be eaten raw or the roots made into dandelion tea.
Sulphur, cream of tartar, and nitre, mixed with treacle, is an excellent blood purifier.
A treacle posset is a good cure for a cold.
This posset is made by boiling together a teacupful of milk and a table spoonful of treacle.
It is to be boiled for to minutes and then strained.
Paraffin oil is a good remedy for chillblains
An excellent remedy for swollen feet and ankles is to bathe them in hot water to which
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known cure for hoarseness and as a gargle salt and water is very useful.
To cure a stye on the eye an old fashioned remedy is to rub the stye the moment it is felt with a gold ring.
The ring must be rubbed to a piece of leather till it is so hot that the heat is felt when it touches the stye.
A key slipped down the back stops nose bleeding.
A sudden scare will cure hiccough or "hicup" as it is commonly called.
Nettle tea was an unfalling remedy for the measles in the days of our Grandmothers.
They also used the nettle tea during the spring months as a tonic and in some places the
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We are not so well versed in cures and herbs as our Grandmothers were.
In country places some of theese cures are still known and used.
A very good remedy for a cough is the juice of a white turnip.
It is made by slicing the turnip and covering the slices with brown sugar.
A simple cure for earache is to roast an onion take out the heart and put it as hot as possible into the ear.
A stocking filled with roasted potatoes pined a round the neck is a good cure for a sore throat.
Honey is a well
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Drumikanoe =
Drumchoille = back - wood
Corglass 0 green
Ballinagh = Town in River.
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Long ago there were men who were great runners, other men who could thatch well, other fighters, singers, dancers, sheep shearers, others for stength and a lot of things like that also basket makers. and creel makers, fishers, and coopers.
One man in this district was a great runner so he got a name it was the "geyhound" his name was Patrick Reilly.
The best thatcher in this district was Thomas Mcgharan, he could not thatch very quickly, but he did it well, the quickest thatcher was Mr Jeray [?] Leahy he is not in my district but is not far away = he lives in Sally Hill
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The best singers in the district were the Buchanans and the Gordons & McGoverns.
The best dancers were the Leahys, the best sheep shearer was Mr Robert Rooney of Graddum he could sheep sixty sheep in the day. The best basket and creel makers were the Smiths of Graddum, the were able to make nine of sometimes ten creels in the week, the brought them, the also sold them to people around about.
Mr John McCabe of Graddum was noted for his strength he was able to carry five & a half cwts of any thing.
Pat the Ringer (Lynch) was a great stone breaker.
He could break three tons of green stones (that is stones gathered off
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There is another man called Henry Trinnear, Aghnagegna, Crosserlough, Co Cavan. He would take a chain in his teeth and a man sitting on it and carry him round the house, the track of his teeth in a chain is in a neighbours house yet. He is a weak old man now.
Another man who lived in Duffcastle long ago (he ) was a very strong man he could lift thirty-five stone weight and out it into a cart he also could lift other heavy weights. He was also a great fighter if anyone vexed him he would nock them down with a slap and
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if anyone vexed him much he would kill them.
Late Mr. Thomas Smith, Kiffa was the best thresher in this district. He could thresh a large stack of corn in a day. He was also a great digger of potatoes he could dig over twenty perch of a ridge a day.
Mr. McGaharen, Cullateerna was a great mason. He is dead now, he was also a great builder. Mr. Jimmy Brady, Graddum was a great carpenter he could make anything.
Mr. Alfred Byers, Carnagrove was a great walker he could walk to Cavan about eight
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(mils) miles and be there before a horse.
Mr. George Frazer was a great jumper, he could jump a jump as big as himself about six feet high.
My father was a good mower he could mow an acre a day.
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2019-12-11 11:28
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Long ago the people did not buy their footwear in the shops. Clogs were then worn by men and women. These had to be made by the local shoemakers from home tanned leather so a new pair of clogs was a novelty. There was no polish in boxes then but the polish was in blocks which they dipped in buttermilk to soften it. Before the use of polish became common some people polished their clogs with melted tallow candle. The children went barefoot to school and wore clogs with wooden soles in the frost and snow.
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Long ago there were different kinds of heroes around this district.
There was a man called Louis Gorman, a cobler in Duffcastle, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan who used to make clogs, he was a great dancer and fiddler. He would get up on the table with the dishes pulled to one side and dance a step dance and keep time to it, and play the fiddle at the same time. he died last year and was over 80 years of age. He was in great demand at weddings parties and sprees.
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2019-12-11 11:21
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had they got a string and melted reisin and rubbed it on the string it would keep spitting as long as it would be lit.
Another was rush candles they peeled a green rush half ways, and melted fat or grease and dipped the rush on it. They had a special dish called a "grisset" for the purpose.
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2019-12-11 11:19
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be all dirt with soot drops. The lofts were used (to) for holding potatoes and they used to sleep on it.
It was wee small chimneys they had, some of them had old buckets for chimneys others were made of bricks.
The windows were small and if they had no glass in them they out pot lids or bits of boards in them.
It was clay floor they had with it all humps and hollows. They couldn't wash them.
They had different kinds of lights. Reisin candles was one kind (of) they
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2019-12-11 11:16
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The kitchens long ago were different to nowadays. They had no pictures on the walls, it was a table that they could hang up in the wall and let it down when they wanted it. The fire was generally at the gable wall, it was sticks they had for tongs.
The fireplace was on a hearth with too wee hols each side. The arches were called hurls or crows nests they were made of old sticks and made out of old sticks and made out in a slant. If it was raining anyone to sit under it you would
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2019-12-11 11:13
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Long ago it was mud walled houses they had. It was thatched roofs was on them. Straw or rushes were used for thatching purposes. And if a house was near a lake or river it was thatched with reeds or water lillies.
They used to have bedtastor in the wealthy places, and then in the other houses they had a settle bed that they put along the wall, they let it down at night and in the day time they used to for a seat. They also had straw in a corner of the kitchen for beds.
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2019-12-11 11:09
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On our farm we have one cow, about one hundred hens and two calves. The name of the cow is "sallie" The cow-house is small consisting of three portions the hen-house the calves-shed and the cow-shed.
The cows are tied around the neck with an iron chain. A horse's shoe is usually hung in the cow-house.
Also when a calf dies they cut off his leg and put it up behind the rafters in the cow-house for luck.
Never vex the fairies or you will find
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2019-12-11 11:06
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that the cow will have no milk when you go to milk her, because the fairies will take it away. An old woman that came from Kilmore used to put cow-dung on the cow's teats to prevent the fairies from taking away the milk. She used to blame the fairies for taking away the milk. Also when churning if she had any difficulty in getting the butter she used to blame the fairies and then begin to praise them by calling them the good-people in order to get the butter.
Horses are supposed to be gifted with a sense that men have not. It is called "horse-sense". If you are lost in a wood and have a horse with you the best thing to do is let the horse have his own way and he will bring you out of the wood.
There was once a man and he was going to the fair of Boyle in the dead of the night. When he came to a certain spot on the road the horse rearing on his hind legs began to sweat. It was only by great petting and coaxing that the horse was induced to pass that place. So this shows
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two that a horse can see things which a man cannot see. If any member of your family has the chin-cough and you meet a white horse ask the driver for a cure. The cure he gives you is said to be effective. The first pair of horses you see ploughing in the new year bring you good luck if they are turned towards you and bad luck if turned from you. If you have the mumps and stand at the door of the pigs cabin and say into the cabin nine times "muicthe - muicthe" etc, you will get rid of the mumps. One time our Lord was on a journey and to escape a shower he went into a goat-shed and the goats horned Him out. He went a little farther on and came to a sheep-shed and went in but the sheep did not touch him
A wish of hay or straw hanging from a hen's tail while she is walking along
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2019-12-10 23:43
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St. Mary's Well is situated in the townland of Cloonmore, in the parish of Tarmonbarry, a small distance from the old main road, leading from Strokestown to Longford.
In olden times a duel was fought where the well now is. One man was killed. St. Barry, who is the Patron Saint of this parish, came to the place where the dead man was. He took a rush, and squeezed it into the dead man's ear. The dead man immediately came to life. At this spot a well sprang up, and it is called St. Mary's Well. Beside this well there is a Holy Water Font, which is said to have been taken from a Church that St. Barry was building a short distance from the well. There is a hollow in this stone, which is said to have been made by St. Barry with his head.
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Mahon's Yard .... Michael Connor
Northyard.... James Hodian
Cordrummin... Bbrigid O'Gara
Cordrummin... Roger Spollan
Garryglass... Thomas Beirne
Lower Culleagh... Hugh McNeill
Some of these schools were mud cabins and others were barns.
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putting nothing in soon goes to the bottom.
The lamb is the sheep far away.
A hen is heavy when you carry her far.
It is never too late to learn.
It is not the big men who always reap the harvest.
Sweet are the uses of adversity.
You cannot put an old head on young shoulders.
If you give an inch of his own way to a child he will take a mile.
He who helps the poor shall never want.
A shower in summer lasts only a half hour.
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2019-12-10 23:29
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Laugh and the world will laugh with you.
Weep and you will weep alone.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
No matter how long the day is, the night will come.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The end must justify the means.
On their merits modest men are dumb.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Too late to spare when all is spent.
Many hands make light work.
Take the ball at the hop.
Satan finds some mischief still
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2019-12-10 23:25
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The more you lick it the quicker it runs
A room full and you could not get a spoonful?
Smoke.
The more you take from it the bigger it gets?
A hole
Ink, ank under the bank, ten drawing four?
A person milking a cow.
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2019-12-10 23:23
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for idle hands.
Work first and pleasure after.
Save up for the rainy day.
The early bird gets the best worm
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
Once down is no battle, persevere and try again.
It is as good to be out of the world as out of the fashion.
Immodest words admit of no defence for want of decency is want of sense.
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2019-12-10 23:21
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the cup and the lip.
A race is never got until it is run. A fire is never dead while the ashes is still red. Nor a day's work over till it's done.
Two can never win a race.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
He gives twice who gives with a good will.
It is a long road that has not a turning.
A little nonsence now and then is relished by the wisest man.
One to-day is worth two tom-morrow.
Custom is the plaque of wise men and the idol of fools.
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2019-12-10 23:18
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The truth is often very bitter.
It is not a secret if three know it.
Sense does not come before age.
Whatever you do, no matter how little it is, do it well.
All is not gold that glitters.
Tho heads are wiser than one.
A stitch in time saves nine.
It is never to late to mend
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
It was not off the ground he licked it.
There is many a slip between
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2019-12-10 23:14
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On the journey southbound from Couachan [?], St Patrick followed the ancient road across the Caislean Hills. On the western slope of this eminence is a spring well from which he drank. On the rocks at the mouth of this very shallow well are the clearly defined marks of the handle of the whip which the saint carried and of the hoofs of the foal which accompanied him on his travels.
Though known locally as the Caislean Hills there is in reality but one hill of the name. This is a wood covered hill sloping gently to the north and south. To the East and North east the slope is more sharp and the land is of a rugged and scraggy nature.
In Cluaion Fraoich (Cloonfree) the remains of a palace said to belong to the far-famed OConnors is yet to be seen on the Northern shore of Lough Lee - about
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2019-12-10 23:04
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The local fair is held in Ballyjamesduff. Buyers often transact business on the roads ir in the farm houses.
There was a fair on the 22nd September which is not kept now. There are no fairs held on a hill or in the neighbourhood of castles or forts. The fair is held in the streets.
There is no toll paid on cattle that are sold. When cattle are sold luck money is given. It is called a "luck penny" it is given in accordance with the price paid for the cattle, for example if a cow cost £10 about two shillings is given for "luck money".
The cattle that are sold are marked with red chalk. When a horse is sold the halter is given away but when calves are sold it is kept.
The biggest fairs are held on the 7th May, the 24th November and the Christmas fair. The animals are all sold
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2019-12-10 12:07
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Long ago people used to wear boats with wooden soles called clogs.
To make polish for these boots the used to burn straw and mix it with sweet milk.
Every day of the week was the same they used to wear the clogs to mass. For laces the used to make a lace of twisted flax and rub it between their hands.
There was not many shoemakers about the country everyone did their own mending.
The people used to
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2019-12-10 12:05
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wear a pair of clogs in the season and go to school barefooted and on frosty morning they used to wear a pair of clogs.
Mr Pat McCormack of Graddum and Mr Louis Gorman of Duffcastle were they only two shoe-makers in the district.
When people used to get a pair of new clogs they would about them.
Long ago the women used to go barefooted they also wore clogs too, & stuff them with hay to keep their feet warm.
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2019-12-10 12:02
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the fields in a day & he could do this for several days when the new road was being made at Paddy Gorman's in Drumisriddan [?]
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2019-12-10 11:58
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They ate three meals in the day, breakfast, dinner and supper.
For breakfast they ate oaten and indian meal porridge and they ate it out of noggins and with wooden spoons.
For their dinner the people would have potatoes and salt and a drink of buttermilk and sometimes they would buy a fish and the father and mother would divide the fish between them and the children would point the potato at the fish and this was called potatoes point.
With the first milking of a newly calved cow they used to make "beesting" pancakes. Some people used to boil the "beesting" milk and eat the curds with either salt or sugar.
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2019-12-10 11:54
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Long ago there were only three meals in the day. The breakfast dinner and supper. They used to eat porridge for their breakfast, and they used to eat potatoes and salt for their dinner, when they had the potatoes boiled for the dinner they would emty out the potatoes in a basket and put salt in the middle of the potatoes and they would peel the potatoes with their thumb and dipp the potatoes into the salt and eat them. And they used to eat potatoes for their supper. The only bread they had was boxty and oten-bread and potato-bread.
They only got tea once a week that was
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2019-12-10 11:48
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on a Sunday. The people used to drink a lot of milk especially butter-milk, and Long ago the used to take sugar and water to there Porridge when they had no milk.
Long ago a lot of people used to work before there breakfast and they only worked till six o'clock and then they would eat the supper of porridge or potatoes and they would go to bed and would be up at day light again.
They used to make bannock bread with potatoes and oaten meal.
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2019-12-10 11:44
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The old people long ago had only three meals in the day. They used to take porridge for their breakfast. They used to go out in the morning to work before they got their breakfast. They used to take for their dinner cabbage potatoes and bacon. They took porridge for their supper. At Christmas they used to have a goose or a turkey or beef. The never used to have tea much only at Christmas and at Easter morning. They used to eat a basket of potatoes and eggs for the dinner and for their supper porridge. They used to make a pan of Boxty for hallows Eve. The used to make a feast of pan cakes for Shrove Tuesday. The used to take Oaten bread and sweet milk. Also they used to make bannock bread with potatoes and oaten meal.
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2019-12-10 11:39
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1. Riddle me Riddle, my rancy roe my father gave me some seed to sow the see was black the ground was white riddle me that and I will give you a pipe. Ink and paper.
2. First green then red, any lady could lift it up in her hand. A Turnip.
3. A jumper of ditches a clipper of hedges,
a bonny brown cow with pair of leather horns. A Rabbit.
4. Riddle me Riddle my rí what is it that has to eyes and cant see, Scissors.
5. Long legs crooked ties little head and no eyes. Tongs.
6. The more you take from it the bigger it i. A hole.
7. There still on the trams. the Drivers.
8. What bears and never blooms.
The crane.
9. What grown in the wood and can be heard in the town and after earns his master many pound
A fiddle.
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2019-12-10 11:34
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best girl in the world and I would like her to get a good man and the next day or two after, the girl's father would send a man to view his place, and if he had plenty of land and money she would give him he daughter, and if he had not much he might never come back again to her place.
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2019-12-10 11:32
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Long ago an old marriage custom was for a man to get another neighbour man and go to a house, where there would be a nice girl, and they would bring a pint [?] of whisky with them, and when they would get drunk one of them would be friendly to the girl. In them days, was the girl sat one side of the fire, and the man that was intend to marry her sat the other side, and her mother sat between both of them, and the talked about pigs, and cattle, and how to feed them, and he would be afraid to ask the girl, would she marry him until they would be going home, and when he would be half way out in the door he would shout back to her mother, will you give me your daughter and she would say I would want to see your place first, and have you plenty of money because my daughter is the
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2019-12-10 09:59
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her that she would marry him in the morning she said that she would marry him because it would be easier than to die. So the dwarf started spinning and he sang as he was spinning "Do not tremble but be bold see the straw change into gold". When morning came she did not like to go with him, so she shouted and roared until at last her brother heard her and came on horseback and brought her home with them, and the gold changed back into straw when she did not go with the dwarf so the King had no gold, the girl got no King, and it was a lesson to her foolish father to not tell any boasting lies again.
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2019-12-10 09:56
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brought her to his house and he promised to marry her, if she could change a barn of straw into gold, so he put her into the barn this night, and she cried because of her foolish father saying's, as she could do no such thing. At one o clock at night there came a knock to the door, and she asked who was there, and in came a little dwarf to her and she told her story to the dwarf, and he asked her what would she give him, so she promsied to give him a lot of money, and he spun the straw into gold, so the King was delighted to see his barn full of gold, so he put her into a bigger barn the next night and the King told her that if she wouldn't have it spun into gold in the morning he would kill her so she cried until the little dwarf came again and the dwarf asked her what she would give him and she said she had nothing to give him and he told
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2019-12-10 09:45
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Most of the marriages take place locally during the month before Lent. Some take place on Shrove Tuesday. Matches are often made in this district and dowries are sometimes given. If the bride has no money stock is sometimes given. A wedding feast is held in the bride's house. Sometime ago the wedding cake was brought to the chapel where it was blessed by the priest who performed the marriage ceremony. He would them cut it up and distribute it among the guests who gave an offering of silver for it. Straw boys sometimes go to the houses. They go dressed in straw so as not to be recognised. If they get anything at the house they give three cheers for the bride and bridegroom and go away quietly.
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2019-12-10 09:39
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butter is done it comes up on the lid in small parts. Old people were very superstitious about the butter and believed that the butter would be taken off the churn by a witch who could work a charm.
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2019-12-10 09:38
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Every boy and girl can make toys. The girls make dolls. They find a piece of calico and cut it out in the shape of a doll. Then they sew it and stuff it with flock and dress it.
Boys make tops from thread spools by paring them very fine at one end. Most boys like to make snares for catching rabbits. They find two pieces of snare wire about one yard long and double them once leaving a small loop at one end. The other end is put into the loop. Then it is left resting on a peg about
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2019-12-10 09:34
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three inches high over the ground on the path.
The way to make a daisy chain is to pluck a bunch of daisies, cut the stems of them and get a needle and thread and join them together and make one yard of chain.
The way to catch birds is to get a riddle put a stick under it and tie a cord to the stick and then get one handful of sperry and when the birds are picking pull the string and the stick.
The way to make a gun is to cut a piece of an alder bush about five inches long and pick the inside of the stick and get two
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2019-12-10 09:28
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balls of paper and put one in the gun to pack the end of it and half fill it with water and get the other ball of paper and put it within one inch of the top and get a rod and push it into the gun and it will make a shot.
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2019-12-10 09:26
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Boys make a toy for flinging stones called a sling. A piece of leather is got and two pieces of cords, the cords are tied to the leather. A stone is put into the leather, then one of the cords is let out and the stone is flung away
Snares are made for catching birds. It is made from a piece of a stick and hair, wire is also used. The wire is plaited and a loop put on the end of it, then it is put in on the stick and left where the birds are seen.
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2019-12-10 09:22
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as tea for people who have the measles. (Lettuce, Celery) Sainies is used as tea for people. Comfrey was used for poultising, swellings and sprains, docks are used for drawing.
The pressaugh is harmful because the seeds fall and poison the ground. The thistle has to be pulled before the seeds ripen and fall. Nettles are used for turkeys and young chickens as they prevent any disease that they are liable to get. There is also another plant which is called Comfrey. This plant comes up every year and is mostly given to pigs. It is supposed to be a great fattening food. When it grows a certain height seeds come on each bunch. This
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2019-12-10 09:17
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The dock, ragweed, thistle are the most harmful weeds on the farm. The dock and the ragweed and the thistle spread rapidly. The dock the ragweed and the fern grow on good land. Those weeds make the land poor. Rushes grow on poor land. Chickenweed is used for anything that is swollen. The fairy fingers are supposed to be a cure for a sore throat. Docks boiled are good for a cough. Pressaugh, Red shank Helen weed, Nettles and Mararugails are harmful weeds. Blessed Thistle is used for the whooping cough. Dandelion is used for feeding turkeys. Comfrey is used for feeding pigs. nettles are used
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2019-12-10 09:13
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There are potatoes grown on our six acre farm. There are about two acres of land sown under potatoes each year. The amount varies according to the soil and to the weather. The farmer prepares the ground. Some farmers manure the ground before being turned up and some do not manure it until it has been turned up. Some farmers sow the potatoes in drills and others in ridges. If they are sown in drills a plough is used and if they are sown in ridges a spade is used. The ground is first ploughed and then cross-ploughed and harrowed. Then the manure is spread and the potatoes dropped and the drills are closed
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2019-12-10 09:09
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with a plough. Wooden ploughs were used about thirty years ago. There are none left.
The local people help each other in sowing the potatoes. The potatoes have to be sprayed three times in the year to keep away the blight. The farmer ploughs the potatoes from the earth. The potatoes are stored in pits. The names of the various potatoes are Banners, Kerr-pinks Queens, Champions and epicures. The way to make a potato ridge is to plough three scores up, and three scores down and leave a hintern the length of the ridge each side. Then the ridge is harrowed and the manure is spread and the potatoes are dropped. Then
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2019-12-09 23:25
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the furrows are scored and set with shovels.
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seed falls off and makes a better crop for the next year.
Water-cress is a plant which people use themselves. It is more thought of in Summer than at any other time. It is a plant which only grows in gripes and bogs.
There is another plant which is called mustard and cress. It grows in the same way as watercress but is a much harder plant to find. Mint is a great plant favourite to the people themselves. it grows on every farm and is mostly used for sauce. The herbs used for making medicine are dandelion, bogbane, rosenoble tormentilroot, whitelil-root, comfrey healingleaf and dock. Dandelion is a cure for stomach-trouble.
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2019-12-09 23:17
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My home district is the townland of Cornamagh. It is in the diocese of Meath in the parish of Enniskeen in the barony of Clonkee. There are eighteen families in the townland of Cornamagh. The number of people would be about eighty eight. Byrne's is the name most common in Cornamagh. Most of the houses in this townland are thatched. Houses were more numerous in former times the what they are at the present day. In those day they were three houses on one farm. Their ruins are still to be seen to this day. The land here is boggy and hilly. There are very few glens and steams and there are no woods lakes
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2019-12-09 23:12
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rivers but there is a lot of farming done here. In former years many people emigrated to America and made their homes there.
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2019-12-09 23:11
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and that all their houses would be was a den for rats. His words seem to have come true for they themselves have left and to this day the place is infested with rats. About one hundred and fifty years ago these Adams built a large school at Northlands. This was before National Schools were built and as there were no other Schools for miles around children flocked to it. It had one Catholic teacher named Master Gargan and two Protestant teachers and it is said that some days there were as many as three hundred children attending it. As it was under Protestant rule the Catholic children were not allowed full practice of religion and this led to many dispute between between the Parish
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2019-12-09 23:07
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land and dwelling house. He built a slaughter house along the Kingscourt Shercock main road and it is from this place that one hundred dead pigs are exported every week to England. When this land-lord settled down to live in this district he changed the name of the town-land to Northlands and it is by this name that it is more commonly known to this day. These Adams were very bitter against the Catholics and old people tell how long ago a priest from Kingscourt went to their house to ask for money for their Parish. It is said that he was laughed at and highly insulted so when he was leaving he told them that one day there would not be the name of an Adams in Northlands
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2019-12-09 22:59
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Priest and the Protestant minister who was then living in the neighbouring town-land of Derry. It was Father Flood who was Kingscourt Parish priest at that time, so he ordered the Catholics to leave the school. This led to the school been closed as there weren't enough Protestant children to make it worth while to keep a teacher with them. This was about (1888) and a year later our own N. S. was built at Corlea and the old school at Northlands is now a dwelling house. There was a large wood known as Adams' wood but nearly all the trees are cut down. Most of the district is rocky and there is one very hilly road called Anduous Bray, it is so steep and difficult to climb. The district of Kilmore borders part of Clusnabradden at one end and then diocese of Clogher at the other end. It also
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stretches out to meet two lakes one Cornalara lake and the other called Greaghlone lake in County Monaghan. There is a small lake that separates Nothlands and it also forms part of the boundary between Monaghan and Cavan. It is in the town-land that there is a post office called Northlands post office. There are two bogs bordering the town-land but there is no bog in the district. There is another very small bog which divides Clusnalradden from Kilcrossduff. Long ago there was a road through this bog and it was known as the "old bog pass" but now it has been all cut away and there is no trace of the road. Clusnabradden is supposed to mean the "ear of the salmon" but there are no old people living in this district to say how it got
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its name.
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but now no trace of them remains, and no one would never know where their cabins stood if old people did not point out the exact spot. The people left these places long ago and emigrated to America and elswhere. It is in this town-land that Samuel Allen Adams build a very large house and came to live in it. It is nearly two - hundred since the land-lord came to the district and he had a very large estate owing all the sorrounding town-land. About twelve years ago the decendants of this land-lord sold out all their estate and houses and went back to England where they first came from. A man the name of Patrick Smith bought part of the
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The name of my townland is Clusnabraddan and it is situated in the parish of Kingscourt and in the Barony of Clankee. There are sixteen dwelling houses occupied by families (Living in them) and there are about seventy five people living in the district. There are five dwelling houses with no one living in them for their owners have houses in another townland. Long ago nearly every family in the townland was called Farrelly's and it is still the most common name. The type of houses most common are two storey slated houses and there are only two thatched houses in the district. In former times there were about four times as many houses
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My mother often churns. The cows are milked and the milk is strained. It is put into shallow crocks and it is left there until it thickens then the cream is taken off with a saucer. She collects the cream until there is enough collected to churn. Then the cream is poured into the churn and it is churned.
It is a wooden churn. There is a lid on it with a hole in the centre of it and the dash is put through the hole. It takes about half hour to churn. Hot water is put in. My mother keeps churning until lumps of butter come on the milk. It is taken out and shaped into bars with butter spades. We eat it all ourselves. Butter is used (is used) with bread and with an egg. Sometimes people eat it with colcannon and milk on a Friday instead of fish. It is put in a cake because it makes the bread pleasant to the taste.
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to it. When they got across they broke the roof of the barrack and asked the R.I.C. to surrender in the name of the Irish Republic. The police fired a few shots but refused to surrender but the Volunteers said if they did not get out they would burn them out. They intended to pour petrol down through the ceiling & set fire to the barrack had the R.I.C. not surrendered. The police surrendered leaving ammunition and guns behind. The I.R.A. then raided the barrack and took all the arms and ammunition with them. They took down the British Crown off it and burned it. The first report the townspeople had of the burning was when they heard shots going off. Some of them went out to see what was wrong, but were immediately driven back to their houses.
Some of the police were afterwards stationed in Cavan and Killeshandra. The barrack remains in ruins to this day. Sean Connolly was afterwards shot in Co. Leitrim and |Sean McKeown was made a Major General.
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In the month of September 1920 the R.I.C. barracks in Arva were burned. The attack started about ten o'clock at night, the Arva and Longford Volunteers joining together under the leadership of Commandants Sean McKeown and Sean Connolly. Before attacking they cut all telephone communications between Arva and Longford and to other neighbouring towns so that the police could not phone for any reinforcements. The Volunteers came into Arva unknown to anyone by the Arva-Ballinalee road and crossed over the boundary bridge known as the "Broken Bridge". Before capturing the barracks they went into a house owned by Mr Corcoran, a teacher, went upstairs, bored a hole in the ceiling and in the gable in order to get out to the barrack. Between the house and the barrack there was an entry of about nine feet. They then put a plank from Mr Corcoran's
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they may be turned into water.
Jesus Patha. Amen.
This prayer should be put in a bag around a small child's neck, that is not able to say the prayer.
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The following is a verse about magpies, which some people say is true:-
"One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a wedding,
Four for a birth,
Five for silver,
Six for gold, and,
Seven for a secret that never was told".
When Saint Brigid was a child, she especially loved wild birds, and they grew so tame that they would flutter down and feed from her hand.
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If a person is bleeding he should get another person to say this prayer to stop it.
"Jesus was born in Bethlehem, baptised in the river Jordan. The water ran so clear and so good, that when Jesus came, the water stood. And in Jesus' word and in Jesus' name In command the blood to do the same."
In the name of God, the Father, the wisdom of God the Son, the virtue of the Holy Ghost. Amen. The cure of the worms when they attempt to eat the flesh, that
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1. He could see a midge on a mountain
2. He couldn't see father than his nose.
3. He's as blind as a bat
4. As deaf as a beetle
5. As ignorant as a kish o' brogues
6. As white as a hound's tooth
7. As wicked as a weasel
8. As quiet as a mose.
9. She could hear the grass growing (good hearing)
10. Little putchers have big ears (Used when children are in house and something private is being spoken of among the elders)
11. Where there's muck there's luck.
12. Its n ill wind that doesn't blow somebody good.
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VI
Missa Cantala then was sung while all in love did pray,
Joyous alleluais filled the church it was our Lord's Birthday
His birthday Gift the priest then gave with his pledge to every state,
"Whoever eats this Bread shall live and (die) rise in glory great"
VII
The choir sang the Gloria Grand which filled my heart with joy
I felt I was at Bethlehem and was a shepherd boy
And heard the great angelic choir sing sweet that heavenly rhyme
Which was sung for twenty centuries and will till ends all Time.
VII
The decorations raised my soul to holy thoughts sublime
The evergreens, the ruby Rose and Lily did combine,
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To make a scene I'll ne'er forget till memory pass away
While the glittering Star of Bethlehem shone o'er the place he lay
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I fancied I saw crowds around our friends from youthful times
Who worshipped here for many years ere they left for distant climes,
Some may, perhaps, be kneeling now in a grand Cathedral dome
But this Christmas Day all hearts flew back to the little church at home.
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Twas here their childish glance first saw their Saviour from above
Where first is was revealed to them that mystery of Love
Which brought a God from his heavenly throne upon this earth to dwell
And by his dead if we will it so to save is all from hell.
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I retired from these sacred scenes,
my heart and soul consoled
The beauties of this greatest feast in words cannot be told
I will drop my pen and breath a prayer for many an absent friend,
With hopes to meet some Christmas Day where joys will never end.
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clogs he did this for four days he was a labouring man and used to get sixpence a day there was relief work there they were making roads and he was employed in this work.
The Smiths were also great basket and creel makers they used to make about nine or ten baskets or creels in the week these were make of black or green sallies.
They used to make these and sell them in the town this was the way they made their living.
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over eight years and his fee was one and three pence a day the fee the fee now is ten shillings a day.
Mr Hugh Smith of Graddum was also able to carry a stone that is at Denn church, it is about seven or eightcwts. He was also able to carry eight cwts of corn.
Mr John McCabe was able to to carry five and a half cwts of any thing
The late Hugh Smith was also a great walker he used to walk to Cootehill every morning and every evening about forty two miles in a pair of
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2019-12-09 18:06
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Aughakee was also a great runner.
Mr James Brady of Graddum and Mr Bernard Brady of Graddum and Mr Thomas Heislep of Graddum were great jumpers they used to spend the Sunday evening jumping to see who would jump the highest the height they jumped was over five feet.
Mr Patrick Murray of Graddum was the best thatcher of the day five years ago.
The late Mr Hugh Smith of Graddum would thatch an ordinary house in eight days and it would last
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The late Mr Hugh Smith of Graddum, Crosserlough Co Cavan was one of the very best thatchers in his day.
Mr Thomas Loury, Derry, Crosserlough Co. Cavan was a great walker when he was eighty years of (years) age he used to walk to Cavan and back in the one day a distance of 14 English miles.
Mr Patrick Reilly of Corlaturan, Crosskey's was a great runner since he was young they neighbours called him the "greyhound".
Mr Bernard Brady of
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The forge that is in this district is in Crosserlough, the mans name that owns it is McKiernan this is the third generation that owns it.
They make different implements of iron such as fire cranes, mend ploughs make harrow pins, shoe horses and asses, they could also mend pots.
The implements that are used in a forge are a hamour, slege, anvil, raspe and bellows. this forge is over a long lain it is a thatched forge, there is one big fire and a tub of
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water in the forge. If a horse drinks the water in the forge which the iron is cooled in, it is good for his wind.
There was a forge long ago at McCabes, Rackfield. but there is none of it to be seen now.
There was a forge at Mt. Nugent belonging to the McKiernans and the seventh generation have it and what is more remarkable still the seventh "Brianey" has it so this man can work several cures for toothache etc. It is said if you go to a blacksmith and get a horse nail from him "for God's sake" it is a sure cure.
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Blacksmiths are also supposed to banish rats, they have to send them to a better place than where they are. This is called "billeting" them and they do so by giving a note to the Father Rat telling them where to go I do not know how this is managed.
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There is a forge at Denn about four miles (out) below our house it is a long side of the round to Cavan the blacksmiths name is Thomas Lynch.
This is a big door on the forge that opens in the centre this is to let the horses in.
There is fire in the house and when people go to the forge it is a great time for telling stories and gossiping
The blacksmith shoes horses, ponies, and donkeys, he also makes
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gates and shoes cart wheels.
He has a pair of bought bellows they are not a home made pair.
There is always a tub of cold water in the forge this is to throw the shoes into it when he has then made so as to cool them before putting then on the horse.
This water is great for horses and when the drink it it is supposed to prevent them from taking diseases.
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There are many old ruins still to be seen in every part of Ireland.
There is the ruin of an old Church, still to be seen in Kilmacumsey, our townsland. It is situated in the fields about a quarter of a mile from the road. The field in which it was built is owned by a man named "John Moran". It is nearly two hundred years since Mass was offered there. The walls of the Church have fallen long ago, but part of the tower still remains there. There is also a Holy water font there. People have often visited this old church, and even to the present day many people come to mark the old scene.
Ruins are plentiful all over Ireland on account of the various wars which
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And drink health to our friend Montgomery
Noble Mc Guire and Benison
We leave no case to these men of honour
That never were guilty of crime or wrong.
And the Swanlinbar boys wont be forgotten
Its no lie to call them old Grania's sons
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In Barrack St. about 68 years ago there lived a man named Pat Byrne. He was blind but yet he could sow plants & weed them without pulling a single plant.
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Fifty years ago there lived in Tullow a man & his wife named Dick & Rose Foley. They earned their living by watering flowers which were at that time on the top windows of most of the houses in Tullow. They lived in the town hall. Late in life they left for England where they died. They were each 10' in height
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1. The most famous runner in this district is Jim Doyle. he was bornin Castlemore in 1911 & went to school to the Patrician Brothers Tullow. He is 6' high & 28 years of age.
He won the All-Ireland Championship in 1935 & in 1936 he failed owing to pain in his side. He also throws heavy weights. He is to enter for the championship again this year.
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V
Kind sir your offer it is good,
And I'd embrace it if I could,
But I'm afraid my parents would
Our union disarrange.
Full eighteen summers have I seen.
And yet a lover has not been,
Therefore I can't become your queen
Said the blooming flower of Grange.
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'Tis sad to say my love farewell,
The pain I feel no tongue can tell,
Those heavy thoughts I can't dispel,
That through my bosom range
Its for the want of free consent,
I'm doomed in exile to repent,
And during life for to lament
The day we met in Grange.
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Could he a moment but caress,
And through life's journey still possess.
The blooming flower of Grange.
III
Her amber locks in ringlets thick
Flowed freely round her snow-white neck
The rose that bloomed upon her cheeks.
No Winter winds could change.
In sudden raptures of delight,
I did approach this beauty bright.
My heart was caught by the first sight,
Of the blooming flower of Grange.
IV
Said I, my blooming celestial fair,
Of your affections with me you'll share,
I solemnly now do declare,
your state I wish to change
While life shall animate this breast,
I'll love respect & do my best,
To keep your gent;e mind at rest.
Sweet blooming flower of Grange.
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It being in the blooming Summer time
when meadows they were in their prime,
To take the air I was inclined
And carelessy did range,
Where primroses & violets blue,
And daisies o'er the plains were strew,
My onward course I did pursue,
Till I arrived in Grange.
II
'Twas there I spied a neat abode,
A sunny cottage by the road,
Wherein a damsel sang & sewed
Whose melodies could change
Man's darkest sorrow into bliss
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who taught in it. The teacher, her father, and her two sisters lived in the house at the end of the school. Her father was a carpenter and a thatcher and he thatched and kept the school in repair for his daughter.
English, Geography, Religious Instruction, Arithmetic and a little Grammar were taught in it. There were two maps in it. There was a blackboard in it. At that time it was regarded as the best school in the country. All the children from over the countryside attended it. Every day, one of the children would be sent to the mountain to hear the Angelus bell ringing. Every year in the month of January an inspector came and examined the pupils.
It closed in the year 1908, because it was not an up to date school. It was repaired and a man named John Miney owns it now. He has a shop there now.
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2019-12-09 14:23
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In Drung graveyard, there are the ruins of an old Catholic Church.
On Cromwell's time, the priest in charge of it, was hunted, and the building was handed over to the Protestant Church. The Protestants occupied it for many years, an then it was turned into a school.
It was a hedge-school, and children that went to it, had to pay for their lessons, and bring turf for the fires.
Afterwards a man bought the building, and made a vault out of it. Its walls can still be seen beside the new graveyard.
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There was a planting at the back of the house, and the trees were nearly all deal. They got the resin from these (tres) trees. Then they heated it on the fire to soften it; when it was soft they rolled it in bars. There was a cord called "Rats Tail" which they out in the middle of the candle, to keep it lit. It is said that resin candles were better than the candles nowadays. One of the men is still alive and resides in Crossdoney.
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2019-12-09 14:17
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Sometimes the girl gets money as dowry from her father, and a bed, bedclothes, linen and a whole outfit from her mother. A married woman would have to bring this outfit, to the bride and bridegroom's house.
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About twenty years ago candles were made by a man named John Olwill. He lived in the townland of Shankill, (wh) with his two brothers.
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A wart can also be cured by burying a potato in the ground when the potato rots so will the wart. The ground must be the property of the family.
Styes can be cured by rubbing a wedding ring to the styes. A stye can also be cured by pointing a gooseberry thorn at it.
Rheumatism can be cured by carrying a potato in your pocket. Garlic placed in your shoe will also cure rheumatism.
Dog bites can be cured by applying several hairs of the dog to the (e) effected part.
If two persons of the same surname marry, the woman has the cure of the whooping cough. She must give something eataible to the effected person.
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2019-12-09 12:35
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There are several cures for the toothache. If you get a pig's tooth and sleep on it for a week you will not have toothache for a week. Another cure for the toothache is put poteen on a bit of cotton wool in and hold it there for a time you wont have toothache for a long time.
A cure for the sting of a nettle is to rub a docking on the sting and squeeze the juice on it, it is an instant cure.
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2019-12-09 12:33
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The cuckoo comes in April,
He sings his song in May,
In June he alters his tune,
In July he prepares to fly.
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2019-12-09 12:30
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People used to cure sore knees by plucking slanús and boiling it in a small pot for ten minutes, and then putting it on the cut.
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2019-12-09 12:29
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A cure for rheumatism is celery seed which is to be taken every morning fasting and at bed time.
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The cure of the toothache is a well known local cure. It is said that if you get a pig's tooth and put it under your pillow for three nights and then burn it in the fire you will never be troubled with the toothache, provided yu do not eat bacon on St. Stephen's day.
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There is a well in Kells that people visit every harvest. Some takes the water home and drinks it. St. Peter sat on the marble stone. Christ came to him all alone. What heals you our Lord did say. The toothache was the reply he did make. Rise up Peter and follow me. And of the toothache you will be free. Anybody carries these writings for my sake will never be troubled with the toothache.
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2019-12-09 12:25
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In the ancient graveyard of "Moybuluge" in Meath there is an old well. It is said that people were cured of warts there. If a pin is bended, and dipped into the well, then the warts dipped into the well with the pin, three times, the warts will fade away.
Another cure for warts is as follows:- if a person is out walking on a fine morning, and if he meets a snail and hangs it on a thorny bush the warts will fade away, as the snail fades away.
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2019-12-09 12:22
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There was a well in Pat Mac Govern's field long ago and it was called St Bridget's well. The people went to it, and was cured of warts and sore legs, and they would bring bottles of the water home with them. The well moved to Hugh Tully's field and there was a bush at it, and it is at it still.
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2019-12-09 10:24
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If a child walks under a donkey three times, he or she will never have the whooping cough.
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what cure would he give for the chin cough, and whatever he would say it was supposed to cure the cough.
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2019-12-09 10:23
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Flax-tow is the cure of a colic pain. The cure of the chin cough is, to ask a man with a red and white horse
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There is a place connected with priest-hunting in Leehery rocks. These rocks are in the parish of Crosserlough. The rocks belong to a man named Patrick Brady. It is said that priest said Mass beside the place.
One day a priest was celebrating Mass and he was informed that yeomen were at hand.
He got on horseback and the horse jumped down a steep incline. The horse slipped and fell and the track can be traced to this day. The priest and horse escaped.
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2019-12-09 10:16
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About eighty years ago an old school was situated in the townland of Curratubber. It was known as Curratubber National School. It was situated at the head of Curratubber lane. This lane is about three miles outside Cavan town. It was an old thatched school, and the teacher's house was built at the end of it.
Miss Mathews was the name of the teacher
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from blue clay, which was dug out of the field. The clay was mixed and placed in a box which was the shape of a brick.
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