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Much like the neck of an old speechless fiddle.
His crooked mouth reached to his ear one side,
And to his deep mouth two double chins were tied;
These hanging lips embraced the sun and wind,
But never felt the embrace of a woman kind.
Oh, no, the gripping, tax-collecting pest,
Love has no place in his ungrateful breast,
Except a sordid passion to obtain
Low murky Mammon and ill-gotten gain.
At last he died and when the knave was dead
The book of rates was placed beneath his head"
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2019-06-18 23:43
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"It grieves me much, dear pipe, to see that you broke;
I mourn your loss in the absence of your smoke;
I mourn your loss and your untimely end-
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2019-06-18 23:41
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If a hare crossed the road before some people when going to a fair they would turn back home for fear they would have bad luck at the fair.
It is a sign of good news to hear a number of magpies chattering around a house.
If people met a barefooted red-haired woman as they were going to a fair they would turn back.
If a cock crows during the night it is an unlucky sign.
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2019-06-18 23:39
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You should not look in a mirror after dark or you would see the devil.
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2019-06-18 23:35
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The houses in this district in former times had walls of mud and a roof of thatch. The thatch was got from the oats and other grain crops which the people grew on the land. In some of the old houses there was a bed in the kitchen. It was placed beside the wall and it was called a settle bed.
The fireplace was always at the gable end. In some houses the front of the chimney was made of mortar and stones and in others it was made of wood.
The people never heard of houses having no chimney or of the fire being on the floor in the centre of the house.
Some floors were made of mud and others were made of stones called cobble stones. Half doors are common in this district.
Turf was usually used as firing as coal was very dear and there were a lot of bogs in the country and the turf was cheap.
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2019-06-18 23:30
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the beginning of Winter.
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2019-06-18 23:28
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There was once a kennel man living in the great castle of Lynch at Summerhill.
One day he forgot to feed the hounds and the next day when he came to feed them they turned on him and ate him savagely. This happened on the first day of November.
So on this date every year the man can be heard screeching. He is called "The Squalling Shaun".
The hounds did not eat his boots or leggings and as two women were gathering sticks in Langford's Wood they saw the "Boots and Leggings" at a distance [?]
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2019-06-18 23:24
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and were very frightened. It was supposed that they were the man's boots and leggings.
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2019-06-18 23:23
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his crowbar would be found.
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2019-06-18 23:23
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The "Vanna" well is situated in the townland of Ginnetts. It is two fields from the road. The fields belong to Mrs. Farrell. It was built in the year 738.
Drawing of the "Vanna" Well.
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2019-06-18 23:21
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2019-06-18 23:21
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Drawing of castle and crest
This Norman castle belonged to a man named Peter Lynch. It was destroyed by Cromwell and his followers and the owner was shot in a wood nearby. A girl is supposed to appear every night in white robes at a well near the castle in which she hid a crock of gold and later was killed by the English.
Peter Lynch was a Roman Catholic and had a chapel fron for himself and his household. It was also destroyed.
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2019-06-18 23:18
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Bad scam to you
Go to pot
Oh Lawney
Oh my, Oh my.
Go and smother yourself.
The devil thank you.
I bet
Be dad
Gracious me
Honestly
By Jove
Be all the holy books in Rome.
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2019-06-18 23:17
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Oh Dear! but the boys are the boys.
Oh Boys, Oh Boys
Man a'live
Oh Dear, Oh Dear
Bad cess to you
Bad luck from you
Be hell
Be gad
Be gorrow
Be my song
Be danbad
Word of honour
Be jingo7Man dear
Oh Laws
Oh Janie
Oh glory
Entrath
Janie Mac
Glory honour
I declare to man
Be the holy farmer
Be the living Spider.
Be the hoky poky
Be the mouse
Oh man a day
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2019-06-18 23:13
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Oh Laws
Begorra
Oh Boys, Oh Boys
Jingo
Oh Man Alive
Oh Gawny
Glory
Janey
Be dambut
Dear, Oh Dear
Laws a day
Bas cess to you
A Go.
Oh Stop
ha ha
Oh my, Oh my
Gosh
Go to pot
Pooh
What!
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2019-06-18 23:11
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You never miss the water till the well goes dry.
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2019-06-18 23:10
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There is a hill on the outskirts of Dangan and it is known as the Hill of the Gold. There is a (hill) room under the hill and a door leading into it and this room is said full of gold. But if anyone went to dig for it a spirit would be seen and the person who saw it would die. Therefore nobody ever tried to get the gold.
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2019-06-18 23:08
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There is a line of small hills called "The Shinakeens" between Dangan and Umberstown and it is told that there was a man who was searching for treasure in an old rockhouse. He was using a crowbar because it was all rocks but after a while when he had dug a bit out of the rock his crowbar slipped and then he heard it making a noise as if it had struck the floor of an under-passage. So then he gave up working. He then said if that passage was ever opened.
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2019-06-18 23:02
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every day.
At last this man asked Gore why he was standing every day in the same place and Gore up and told him his funny dream. After hearing it the man laughed and told (Gold) Gore about a dream he had.
He dreamed that if he went to Co. Kilkenny in Ireland, In a place called Newbridge there was a field where three large skeoughs or hawthorns grew, close close to the roots of one of those about three feet deep was a very crock of gold.
Gore knew then that this was on his own land so he quickly returned home and there sure enough he found the very large treasure with which he built himself a great fine house and bought more lands. He also built a great newbridge over the River Barrow so thus
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2019-06-18 19:23
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Many towns and villages in Ireland have got their name from some famous person or other. Amongst those is Goresbridge a small town in Co. Kilkenny. The person who gave the name to Goresbridge was that soldier of fortune Sir Ralph Gore a prominent figure in this district during the sixteenth century.
It seems Gore when a young was none to wealthy, but at last he dreamed three nights in succession that if he went and stood on London Bridge for the space of three day he would find his fortune. So off to London he went and stood on the Bridge where he saw a certain man pass
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2019-06-18 19:13
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and the stick flew up and hit his eye and he had to go away and get out his eye.
They say it is unlucky to cut sticks out of a rath.
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2019-06-18 19:11
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so high high high
And dear little sister has a very bright eye.
A Star,
As I was going to the fair of Athy
I met seven men and their wives,
Each wife had a child
Each child had a cat
How many were going to the fair of Athy.
One.
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2019-06-18 19:10
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I have a little sister,
She sits in the ditch.
and if you go near her,
She will give you the itch.
A thistle.
The man that made it did not want it,
The man that bought it did not use it,
The man that wore it did not see it,
A coffin.
I had a little sister and they called her Peep Peep,
She waded the water so deep deep deep,
She climbed up the hill
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2019-06-18 19:06
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A farmer in Fethard had a brother a farmer in Clonmel but the farmer in Clonmel had no brother how could that be.
The farmer in Fethard was his sister.
Put it in (wet) dry, take it out (dry) wet,
The longer you leave it
The stronger it gets
Tea.
As black as ink, as white as snow and hops on the ground like hailstones.
A magpie
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2019-06-18 19:02
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As I went up one hill and down another hill and looked over another hill I saw a little fellow cheuring his caudy caudy
A rabbit cheuring cabbage
Round the wood and round and round the wood
It left a pile at every bush and whitewashed every man
Snow.
What has a head and a foot and four legs but never walks
A bed.
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2019-06-18 19:00
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A pot racks
Hairy in and hairy out hairy is to hairys mouth
A man putting on his stockings.
Headed like a thimble
Tailed like a rat
You can guess forever
But you could not guess that?
A pipe.
Under the water and over the water but never touched the water?
An egg in a duck.
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2019-06-18 18:58
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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty got a great fall.
And all the Kings horses and all the Kings men.
Could not put Humpty Dumpty
Together again?
(A broken egg.)
Chink Chank under the bank.
Ten drawind four?
A woman, milking a cow.
What is it that hangs bears, but never blossoms?
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2019-06-18 18:55
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drank his blood
And left him lying easy?
A bottle of wine.
Which is a white hen or black hen the better?
A black hen, because a black hen lays a white egg but a white hen cannot lay a black egg.
A houseful a roomful
But you could not catch a spoonful?
Smoke.
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2019-06-18 18:54
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The seed was black,
Ans the ground was white
Riddle me that.
And I ll five you a pipe?
Writing with a pen and white paper.
What is it that is round and sound and would not weigh two ounces?
A half sovereign.
As I was going out in a guttery gap.
I met my Uncle Davy.
I cut off his head and
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2019-06-18 18:52
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How is a sailor like an auctioneer?
Because one sails over the seas and the other sees over the sales.
The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space.
The beginning of every end.
And the end of every place?
The letter E (e)
Riddle me, riddle me, randy o
My father gave me seed to sow.
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2019-06-18 11:41
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Why is a flea like a train?
Because it goes over the slleepers.
A three quartered c ross
And a circle complete,
Two semi circles with a line to meet,
An angled triangle standing on its feet,
Two semi circles,
And a circle complete?
Answer Tobacco (TOBACCO)
Spell a red running rogue in three letters?
(Fox)
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2019-06-18 11:39
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Found long ago yet made today.
In use while others sleep.
What very few would give away.
And none would like to keep?
(A bed)
What is it that no one likes to have
And no one likes to know?
(A bald head.)
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2019-06-18 11:37
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There was a man and his wife of the name of John Roche and Mrs Roche who lived where Keoghs of Gould live now. This day Mrs Roche was going to the well for a bucket of water. When she was going over the lane she saw two sticks in the form of a cross. When she was coming home she took up the sticks and brought them home to boil the kettle in the mornings.
They were not long
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2019-06-18 11:33
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in bed untill they heard music playing at the fire and the wife said to John to get up and throw the sticks out through the window. John got up and (through) throw the sticks out of window and the sticks went over the ground playing grand music
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2019-06-18 11:30
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and it was left there for some minutes according to the size. Then it was taken out and rinsed thoroughly in cold water. It was mostly used for black.
Saffron is another dye which is like a yellow powder. It is also used for the colouring of milk puddings but much of it is not used for that purpose as it is only used to take the place of eggs. It colours it like eggs. The saffron is used for the dyeing of yellow articles but lately since dyes are stocked in shops there is no use
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2019-06-18 11:27
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Dyeing was a very old fashioned custom of the Irish people long ago.
The way it was done was with logwood and copperas. The logwood and copperas were bought at a chemists shop.
Both of them were poisonous if eaten. They were in separate packages.
They were powders and they were black.
They were dipped in hot water and stirred around then the article was put in the boiling liquid
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2019-06-18 11:12
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It has to be pulled for hours to make it into wax. It is put into a bucket of cold water and left for about a week to harden and to keep it from cracking.
When the wax was made it would be very hard and would have to be melted
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2019-06-18 11:11
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Wax was also made in this locality in olden times for stiching loots with wax ends.
It was made in the following way:- a pot is put hanging over the fire and a lump of pitch is put into it. In about ten minutes a lump of resin is put in after it. It is boiled up together untill it is melted.
Then it is spilled into a bath of cold water.
When the boiling pitch is put in the cold water it goes together
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2019-06-18 11:05
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to it like a foot sewing machine.
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2019-06-18 11:05
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It was done in the following way:- the wool was first carded by two cards. The cards were a flat piece of wood like a curry comb with iron teeth in them.
They were rolled together to make the cards of wool which were made in little rolls.
When they were spinning the cards were put one after another and were spun with a big wheel which was called a spinning wheel.
The spinning wheel for flax was a machine worked by the foot with a stool attached.
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2019-06-18 10:59
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Spinning was carried out in every house in this district by the women at night by the fire side in olden times.
It is not long since spinning was laid by.
There was not a house in this country in those times without a spinning wheel.
The spinning wheel was a thing the people used for spinning the wool of the sheep into yarn for knitting purposes for the house hold.
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2019-06-18 10:56
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they would be left to drip for a few hours.
The candle stick was an iron thing with a stem about a foot long with a round foot on it.
The place where the candles were put was like the claws of a thist [?] thongs
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2019-06-18 10:55
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What they used to melt the in was a sort of a little pot with three legs under it called a grisset.
There were rush candle sticks for holding the rush lights. If there was a lot of light needed there would be two rushes burnig together in the one candle stick. The rush candle would be caught in the candle-stick about the middle and as the candle would (be) burn it would have to be moved upwards.
When they would be dipped in the grease
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2019-06-18 10:52
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Rush lights were made in olden in this district.
There were made in the following way:_ very long thick strong rushes were got in a slough of water. They were first dried over the fire. Then they were peeled and a little strip of skin left on one side to keep them together.
Then they were drawn through grease which would have no salt. Butter without salt was usually used for the purpose.
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2019-06-18 10:49
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Lo oer the grass the swallow wings.
The cricket too how sharp he sings.
17. Puss puts on her sharpened paws
Sits wiping oer her whiskered jaws.
How restless are the snoring swine.
The busy fly disturbs the kine.
18 Loud quack the ducks.
And pea cocks cry.
And the distant hills are looking nigh.
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2019-06-18 10:47
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15 A weather gall is also a sign of rain. It goes across the sky at one corner like a rain bow.
16. Sheep getting up on top of a ditch when they are finished grazing is a sign of snow because they want to get out of the drifts.
The clouds look black and the glass is low,
The soot falls down the spaniel sleeps,
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2019-06-18 10:45
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19. If one had a sore foot it would pain before a storm.
20. When the sparrows begin to roar a great storm is coming.
21. When it is going to rain the whole sky gets dull and dark or some times there will only be a big black cloud.
When the cat is purring
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2019-06-18 10:43
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22. hard it is a sign of a storm.
23. When the stars are glittering it is a sign of frost that night, and if the sky is red in the evening it is a sign that it will freese that night.
24. When the horses all begin to gallop it is a sign of a thunder storm.
It is a bad sign when
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2019-06-18 10:41
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25. one sees mares tails in the sky. There is an old saying. Mackeral skies and mares tails
Makes the ship put down her sails
26. It is a sign of rain when one sees the frogs running across the road late in the evening.
27. If the midges are flying low it will be wet.
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2019-06-18 09:58
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28. Another sign of bad weather is that the tiles or flags on the floor get damp.
29. If you are out and there is a dog with you and the first thing you see him doing is eating grass off the ditch or any where then a bad spell is close at hand.
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2019-06-18 09:56
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12. fly South east there is going to be a storm and when they fly North west it is going to be fine.
13 When the hills look near and turn a blueish colour it is a sign of fine weather.
14." A rain bow in the morning is the old lad's warning" that is an old saying meaning that it will rain that day.
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2019-06-18 09:54
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9. When the birds come in to the house and eat oat meal and bread crumbs it is a sign that snow is coming.
10. When spiders leave their weds it is a sign of rain.
11. When a dog eats grass it is a sign of bad weather.
When the wild geese
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2019-06-18 09:53
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6. all the week. There is an old daying - Wet Friday wet Sunday and wet Sundy wet week.
7. A cat sitting with her back to the fire is a sign of very bad weather.
8. When you hear crickets singing sharply at night it is a sign of wet weather.
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2019-06-18 09:51
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4. up straight out of the chimney it is a sign of good weather and if the smoke is blown back down the other way it is a sign of bad weather to come.
5. When the (smoke) goats come home of the hill to their houses it is a sign of a storm.
If it rains on a Friday it will rain on Sunday and if it rains on Sunday it will rain
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2019-06-18 09:49
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2. it is a sign of a wet day but if they are lying down early in the morning it is a true sign that if will be a good day.
3. When the seagulls come inland from the sea it is also a sign of a storm.
When the smoke goes
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2019-06-18 09:47
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There are a great many local weather signs in this district. - Here are some -
1. When the swallows fly low it is a sign of a wet day but if they fly high it is a sign of a fine day.
When sheep are out grazing in the morning
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2019-06-18 09:45
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again. The next morning the woman told the parish Priest what had happened.
The priest told the woman to come to the Church with him that night. The two of them went to the Church and at about twelve o clock a priest came out on the alter to say Mass and he had on the vestments. The priest that was with the woman went up to the alter and answered the Mass. When the Mass was over the priest thanked the two of them and he told them that he was coming out on the alter for forthy years because he forgot to say that Mass when he was alive.
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2019-06-18 09:42
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One evening a woman went to the (house) Church to pray. It was late in the evening and the woman of the Church locked the doors and she did not know the woman was in the Church.
She took to scream but no one heard her. Then she had to stay in the Church all night untill the next morning.
About twelve o clock a priest came out on the alter to say Mass and he had on the vestments, and he knelt at the foot of the alter.
After a while he went out
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2019-06-18 09:39
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He could not sleep with the rattling. He saw men looking in through the window.
When the man that owned the house came home he told him about all the noise and he told him to go asleep and not mind the noises that he had heard them often and he did not mind them.
They fell asleep and the man heard or saw something that night.
There was an old mill there and it was haunted. The man that ownned the house was so uesd to hearing the noise that he did not mind it.
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2019-06-18 09:36
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There was a man one time and he used to earn his living by operating on pigs and the place where he lived was haunted. A man went to him but he was not there so he said to himself that he would wait untill he would come back. He went into the house and got into bed. He was not long in the bed when he heard a noise starting.
He could hear chains rattling and the old mill beginning to work but it was at the time broken up
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2019-06-18 09:33
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said he would be all right but never to pass that pace after sunset or before sunrise or it would kill him.
He did not and he was all right ever after.
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2019-06-18 09:31
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way to Ryans Pub so the poney went to there and stood out side the gate as it was used to doing. It stayed there until Pat Ryhan came out and brought him home. When he went home he went to bed and stayed in bed for three days until Fr Dunnea priest that used to come to the house came in. When he went in this day they told him something had happened Darby and that he was in bed. The priest went up to him and asked him what happened and he was able to answer and told him (h) (toanswer) the story. The priest
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2019-06-18 09:27
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There was once a man near Rathvilly who hanged himself and a greyhound appeared every night. This night a person was coming from Carlow. he was drunk and was driving a pony and car.
When he was passing this place the grey hound leaped up on the side of the car. He cracked the whip at the hound and said get to hell out of that. At the moment he was struck dumb and lost the use of the arm he hit it with. But the pony knew the
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2019-06-17 23:37
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of John McCall in Killalongford. These wooden ploughs were made out of very strong wood.
The mould board sole plate and the sock were made of iron.
There was one wheel in the front of them to keep them from going (into the) from going into the ground altogether but the wheel was not on all of them. The wooden ploughs were not long used because they were too hard used.
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2019-06-17 23:24
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Around here when there were no iron ploughs the people had what they called wooden ploughs. These wooden ploughs were very hard to work with. When they were working with them, it took one horse, with one man to lead the horse another man to hold the handle of the plough and two men to keep the plough in the ground. There are the remains of an old plough on the lands
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2019-06-17 23:20
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lamp happened to blow out the noise would be all as bad as if the lamp had not been lighting at all. No matter how late it was in the light is always lighting.
People say that the was built on a fairy pass from one rath to another.
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2019-06-17 23:19
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Long ago there were fairies seen in raths and certain places in the form of lights and different things.
At the present time there is a house in Milltown and Willie Doyle lives in it.
In a certain house there is a room in which no one can stay without having a lighted candle or lamp in it if there is no light in the every one in the house can hear the rattle of chains and a rolling noise like thunder. If there was a light in it the noise would cease. If the
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2019-06-17 21:39
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5. Dear katie, Dear Katie.
Your true - lover said.
I send you a message to turn round your your head.
6. Andy spandy buxy bay.
Here's the fist the carries the key,
Open the door and let me in
Not' till I win my corkers pin
7. Oranges and Lemons
The bells of St Clements.
You owe me five farthings.
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2019-06-17 21:36
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For the lady's daughter
One in a rush
Two in a bush
Fair young lady get under.
4. Around the green gravel the grass is so green.
As fine a young lady as ever has been.
I wash her in milk
And I dry her in silk.
And I write down her name with a gold pen and ink
And now my young lady please turn around your head.
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2019-06-17 21:35
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For th lady's daughter
One in a rush
Two in a bush
Fair young lady get under.
4. Around the green gravel the grass is so green.
As fine a young lady as ever has been.
I wash her in milk
And I dry her in silk.
And I write down her name with a gold pen and ink
And now my young lady please turn around your head.
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2019-06-17 20:07
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We have other rhymes for different games.
Some are:-
1. Ring a ruing a rosey.
Pocket full of Posey.
Ha, ha, ha, ha,
All fall down.
2. Dan, Dan. thread the needle.
Sow sew. sew.
3. Draw, Draw. a bucket of water,
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All out but you.
5. Hickety Pickety ice a lickety
Bum sa larey jig.
Every man that has no hair.
Generally wears a wig
Out goes hickety pickety ice a lickety
Bumsa larey jig.
6. Hobbina bobbin a baby's knee
Holsum polsum sacred tee.
Potatoe rose and single toes.
And out goes she.
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to be "after" Here are some of them.
1. Hittle. hottle black bottle
Hittle. hottle out.
2. Yeery, yeory, hackety yam
Pour the vinegar in the pan. yeerum skeerum,
buxom, beerum, cherux.
3. P.J.G. pig
You have the tig.
And out you must go.
4. Little man driving cattle.
Do you hear the money rattle.
One. two sky blue.
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Our principal game at play time is hittle hottle or as we sometimes call it Tig.
One boy follows the others and when he catches any one they both join hands and chase the remainder till they are all caught but one.
To find out which boy is to be "after" we put them all in a line. Then we start off with Hittle to the first Hottle to the secod and so on.
We have several old rhymes to find out who is
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When it was hard they took it out.
I think that the word shape is not the right word but my father called it that anyhow.
These candles were of great size and would last for a long time.
There are no candles of that kind to be got now.
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Around here when there were no shop candles the people made candles themselves. First they got lard and melted it into grease.
They had a long thing about one foot long which they called a shape.
The next thing they did was to put a string of linen up through the shape. Then they would leave it for a couple of days to harden
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fired at them was that they in a rath.
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I once knew a woman and her daughter who went to cut firewood. As they were cutting the firewood, a shot was fired beside them, and they looked around and could see no smoke.
They went to another place and another shot was fired at them, and they went to the third place and the third shot was fired at them.
And they left that field and came in to another field and they could get all the firewood that they wanted.
And the reason the shots were
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His brother Mick staying with Cousens at Grange Co Wexford. As one of the Cousens "Morrisseys" died at short time prieviously.
This night they heard a noise in the kitchen. Morrissey asked who is there but got not answer, but the noise was repeated. He got up and on going to the kitchen saw what he took to be his dead brother and a kind of unconsciously asked what do you want. The Ghost replied Tell the tailor hurry with them cloths.
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"I'm perished the last few nights going round in my skin.
The dead brother had new cloths making before he got ill and died. The tailor had not finished them and they were to be given for his soul.
The belief being the departed would be naked until his clothes were given to, and worn by some one for his soul's good.
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The 1st recorded is that of a seive maker from Bagenalstown who was a cripple from birth. On his second visit he discarded one crutch and on a 3rd visit got permanent cure, about 50 years ago.
The sufferers drank the water and bathed the affected parts with water from the well placed in dish for purpose bathing cloths were left hanging on boughs near well after use.
Prayer were said at well and in the chapel ruins, no particular form.
All manner of diseased people visited it and a travelling woman's 2nd son was miraculously cured of scurvey
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Mr. Wm McDonagh, Kilbegnet, Creggs. told me that he joined the fenians as a young boy. He attended secret meetings at Donamon Castle. A supply of guns arrived and were hidden for a time in the "ice house" on the castle grounds.
Later they were conveyed up the river Suck in a boat and buried or concealed along the banks.
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There are many clay forts in the surrounding townlands.
Local tradition says that the gold is hidden at the fort in Mr J Breheny's land in Ballydooley
It must only be sought whilst people are at Mass.
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There is an old fort in Rathra, Co. Roscommon which has an underground passage leading to Rathcroghan a distance of seven miles. It is said that soldiers used to escape from Rathra, through the passage to Rathcroghan, long ago. There are also many deep valleys in which soldiers used to hide.
One day a man was going home from a fair. As he was tired he sat down to rest on a ditch near the fort. He heard some shouting behind him, but could not see anyone. He went inside the ditch and saw fairies, who were in the fort, dancing and singing in a ring. They brought him into the fort, but he escaped. Afterwards that man went into decline, but it is not known whether or not it was the fairies that affected him in any way.
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divided by a small river!
The Sandford Estate now belongs to a "Town Trust" and is not used for any special purpose but Cattle grazing.
Biancomi's Cars were in Service here in 1846, going every morning, except Sudnay through Ballintober on route for Dublin. They had a halting place in the present St Patrick St. at a forge there.
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There are a great many ruined churches over the country. Cromwell's Army knocked a great many Churches. It is told they made sure to knock the gables of the churches first as the Altar was usually erected in the gables.
There is an old ruin of a Church in Dysart Grave yard the gable of which is still standing. Because a man named Felim na Gruaige " offered Cromwell' Soldiers oats for their horses. The Officer in charged thanked Felim and said that is good for you and rode away leaving the gables standing
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1, "It's a long lane has no turn".
2. "Let the hare sit".
3. "Let every tub stand on its own bottom."
4. "The worst cow in the yard loses first"
5. "It is a bad bird fouls its own nest".
6. "Still water runs deep".
7. "Empoty barrels make the most noise".
8. "It is hard to make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
9. "A stirring foot gets something."
10. "The minister "christians" his own child first."
11. "Charity begins at home."
12. "One good turn deserves another."
13. "It's an ill wind blows no one good".
14. "Any port in a storm".
15. "When all fruits fail, welcome haws."
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Chic-Weed is a very harmful when it grows in beds where young plants are. It may be used for young chickens. A white flower grows on it.
Grounsel:- is not a destructive weed and it may be used for cage birds such as Larks, Canarys, Goldfinches, and Bullfinches.
Netttles:- If you get young nettle and boil them they are good for the blood. Ducks thrive on nettles cut up in small pieces mixed with Indian Meal and boiled.
Robin-run-the-hedge is a very distructive weed when it gets amongst the corn. Its seed gets among the grains of corn when getting thrashed which reduces the value of the grain very much.
Some people collect dandelion and boil it and drink the water from it.It is a cure
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for kidney trouble. It is also used for feeding rabbits. Rag weed is very harmful any place it grows.
The docum. If you get a sting of a nettle take a leaf off the docum and put it on the little blisters and it will take the sting away.
Thistles:- are very harmful when they get in among the corn because they cut the hands of people when they are putting up the stooks.
Spunk Weed is an other harmful weed it is spreads rapidly and it is very hard to get rid of.
Cickle weed is very harmful when it gets in among the wool of the sheeps' backs.
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I heard of a Local Hero named Harris who lived in Santry.
He ran from O'Connell's Bridge to Drogheda Bridge in about two hours and a half.
At a sports in Croke Park he challenged the best trotting pony in Ireland in a ten mile race.
He got an odds of two laps and the pony only beat him by eight yards.
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A Room has four corners.
There's a cat sitting in each corner,
Three cats in front of each cat
And a cat sitting on each cat's tail.
How many cats are there in the room?
Ans. Four Cats
What is it that works when it
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About 4 miles from this place there is a lake called Cloonaholly lake.
One day a (make) mare was seen coming out of this lake to feed in a field. The man who owned the field caught her and took her home with him. The beast worked
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In Carton a man called Thomas Henry dreamt about a can of gold hidden under a rock on the side of a hill which he knew. Three nights one after another he dreamt of this gold so on the fourth night he made up his mind to search for it.
He went to the pace and began digging at the rock. When he was just on the point of rolling of the rock a black cat appeared. Then Tom blessed himself and the cat disappeared very quickly
Before long he got the gold and went home very happy but on the following night his wife died and he remained poor after war) that.
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In Huntsfield there is a fairy tree growing at the bottom of a hill. One day a
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island which seems to be a Crannog and here the red haired maiden has her home. Some years ago a local resident James Robinson was returning from Aughamore Mass about 2-30 P.M. on a Sunday in summer and he beheld a red haired maiden washing her hair he spoke to an old woman that used to live close to the lake (she has died since) and called her attention to the spectacle and the old lady was not at all surprised she said she was used to seeing the Ruadhní.
James Robinson is still living in Carrabeg, and can vouch for this story.
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Some 60 years ago the stream or river that drains Loch Ruad into Loch Urlaur was being opened and a Ganger with his gang of workmen started at Loch Urlaur to clean the bottom of the stream. A sluice was set on the mouth of the river at Loch
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Here's the King arriving - arriving arriving
here's the King arriving - Y. O. U.
What are you riding here for? - here for? here for?
What are you riding here for? Y.O.U.
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What is the difference between a mat and a bottle of medicine.
Because the medicine is shaken and taken and the mat is taken and shaken.
What has one leg and a heart in its head.
A cabbage.
What gets wet by drying
A towel.
Why is the letter C magic
Because it turns ash into cash.
What do you keep after giving it to someone.
Your promise.
What do you break by just naming it.
Silence.
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What goes up a drainpipe down and won't come down a drainpipe up.
An umbrella
Which side of a hen has the most feathers.
The outside
What Irish town can be spelt the same backwards and forward.
Navan.
What is the highest town in Ireland.
Cork.
What town can go on the top of a bottle.
Cork
What is the difference between a school master and a stamp.
The stamp sticks with a lick and the school master
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licks with a stick.
Why is a boy leaving school like a pistol.
Because he goes off with a report.
What is the difference between a school master and a station master.
The station master minds the train and the school master trains the mind.
Why should the letter A be avoided.
Because it makes men mean
What is the difference between a fog and a man.
One is a mist and the other is a mister.
When is a lamp angry.
When its out out.
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When are the streets greasy.
When the rain is dripping.
Why is a dog biting his tail like a head - up man
because he can just make both ends meet.
Why are barbers very mean.
Because they're always scraping and sponging.
How can you make a thin dog fat.
Make it look round.
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What goes through a wall and does not tip it.
A sound of a drum.
What goes over the water and under the water and does not tip the water. An egg in a ducks stomach/
What goes round the house in the day and sleeps in the corner at night.
A brush.
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In Castleknock cemetery there is a tomb stone in good order erected by the Chapelizod poet Tim Brien. The inscription on which reads
This stone was erected by Tim Brien
Who thought it fine to write this line
In memory of his father John
Who died in 1761
His age it been 75
In peace he lived
And so he died
He departed life on the 6th May
And for his soul I hope you'll pray.
Here also lies my sister Jane
And all who knew her said the same
She was honest, Humble meek and mild
A loving friend of every child.
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I went up the path and down the path and carried the path on my back.
Answer a ladder.
If Dick's father was Tomas son What relation would Dick be to Tom. Answer Dick Tompson
Why is a pig in a parlour so much like a house on fire. Answer. Because the sooner you put it out the better.
Why do little birds in their nest agree.
Answer Because it is dangerous to fall out.
Who is the smallest man in the world
Answer a baber Because he has to get up a lather to shave you.
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Under the water and over the water and never tips the water. Answer the moon.
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Long ago I was told that my grandma went to a wake.
I was an old friend that was dead and all the neighbours went in.
Things were not as quite as we know them now.
They were making tea in one room, and playing cards and games in the room the corpse was in.
One woman asked "what was such an uproar made for" and they answered To keep the people of the house from freting.
As soon as the tea was over they all shouted out, All in for a game of "spin the bottle. There is not one in the house who can't play that.
So they all joined in and they and my grandma had a great night of sport.
It last all night, but my grandma left at five o'clock.
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on her back the second time, but they pulled off again. At last, she happened to look up, and who do you think she saw, but her old friend who was dead.
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An old man who lived where the church is now, used to go to play cards in a house every Sunday night. He had two horses, and this Sunday night as he was coming home with his horses. One of them jumped, and whatever the man said to him, the two horses jumped into the ditch. He shouted at them to come out, but instead a tall man stood in front of him and then disappeared. Afterwards, the old man found out, that it was his cousin who was dead. This happened at the church gate.
Told to me by Mrs Smith, aged 70 yrs.
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There were no grates and there used to be a fire on the hearth with a hole for a chimney.
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Every Sunday an old woman used to go gather sticks in a field near her home. So this Sunday as usual, she went out to get sticks. She gathered a great big bundle, but no sooner had she put them on her back, than they were pulled off. She put them
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game of blind man buff?
A. Because it is having a fellow feeling for another.
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Q Why is the letter B like a warm fire?
A. Because it makes oil boil
Q. Why is a sweater like a piece of orange peel?
A. Because they are easy to slip on.
Q. What is the different between a penny and a shilling?
A. Elevenpence
Q. Why is a gun a wonderful thing?
A. Because it goes off and yet stays where it is.
Q. Why is sympathy like a
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Once upon a time there was a little girl and she had got no hair on her head.. All the children called her turnip head. One day they were all calling her turnip head and she was crying a priest came along and he asked her what she was crying for and she told him he said come in her with me my child and they won't call you turnip head any more. So he brought the little girl into the Church with him and said a lot of prayers over her and the next morning the little girl had a beautiful head of fair hair.
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Why is an empty purse always the same.
Answer. because there is no change in it.
What three letters does a wise boy have.
Answer A Y Z (a wise head)
How do you spell redrover in three letters
Answer FOX
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sun. They wore no hats only shoes on their heads and they wore no shoes except when going into Chapel.
When a hen sits in front of you cackling, there some one in the house going to die.
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Once there was a minister living here with his two sons. He resinged afterwards.
He got a pair of trousers made. When the trousers were made he sent Paul up for them and coming home he put a plant in them.
When the minister saw the plant he knew there was going to be a death in the village and it was his wife that died shortly afterwards.
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Long ago there wos no elednc light and no clocks. People went by the
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Q Smokes in the wood and no fire
Ans Cow|Dung.
Q Why does a cow look over a hill
Ans. Because it can't look under it.
What is it you cut to make it bigger.
And A grave.
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When the Protestants took the Castleknock Church from the catholics there was mo church and the priest used to say Mass in a cave under the hill in Castleknock.
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There was a well near the Sandpitts called the Rag Well. Long ago people with sore eyes came to the well and washed their eyes in the water with a piece of cloth and then hung it up on a bush over the well.
When all the pumps in Castleknock went dry it was the only well that had water and the people came with their buckets for water. I am sorry to say it is now a pump
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There was a well near the Sandpitts called the Rag Well. Long ago people with sore eyes came to the well and washed their eyes in the water with a piece of cloth and then hung it up on a bush over the well.
When all the pumps in Castleknock went dry it was the only well that had water and the people came with their buckets for water. I am sorry to say it is now a pump
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An underground tunnel extending from Castleknock College ends at Mulhuddart Church. A stone flag with the names of certain Priests inserted on it covers the entrance of the tunnel.
A certain priest from the College dreamt one night of the tunnel that a flag of stone covered the mouth of the tunnel and when that was removed to walk down four steps and would be met an iron gate. Soon after that these instructions were carried out by the Priest. He went a certain distance in the tunnel and had to turn back because of the darkness.
The tunnel was left open and two or three calves happening to stray in to it disappeared and never returned.
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saw the woman and a caffin on he back and a hatchet in it to kill him. He got a mass for her and he died after.
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Nail Making
Nails were also manufactured in Mulhuddart long ago. They were manufactured in the forge by the Lacys
Whip Making
Whips were made in Mulhuddart long ago and are still made. They are made by Mr Goodwin, the harness maker. Harness is also made in (M) the village. These are also made by Mr Goodwin.
Tool Making
Tools for forge work were made in the local forge long ago. Mr Lacy can still make a pair of tongs
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instantly see the image of him in the porringer.
There is a cure for the tooth-ache and this is the prayer that is recited. "St Peter sat on a marble stone. Our Saviour came to him all alone. And He says "Peter what causes your head to ache" He answered and said, its the tooth-ache. "Peter then come with me and from that tooth-ache you shall be free."
Slanlus is a good cure for a fresh wound.
If any body licks a man-keeper they have the cure of a burn.
If you had a pain in your side, lift a stone off the road, and spit in under it and put it back on the road without bending your knees, it will cure the
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injurious to it. Young nettles are good to take as a tonic in the Spring time and chicken weed when applied to a swollen part reduces the swelling.Hoarns are sued as food for pigs. Tempating [?] root is a cure for drawing a thorn. It was an old custom on hollow Een to pull the Yarrow and put it under a pillow and sleep on it.
The herbs grow mostly where the land is badly laboured.
The most harmful weed in Drumavaddy is the hemlock because (they) it spreads rapidly and is poison for animals.
Crowfoot bucklings and thistles are looked upon as bad weeds because they are harmful to good soil.
Some of those
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in making the dye as it can be bought cheaper and better in the shops.
The saffron dye is used the same as the logwood and copperas.
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There is a woman of the name of Mrs Colman living in Hacketstown and she makes baskets.
The baskets are made out of sallies which grow in every county in Eire.
The sallies are thin and one can bend them any way one likes. If they are not thin then (noone) no one can make baskets out of them because when anyone is making baskets they have to bend the sallies, the sallies have to be bent every way to make the baskets.
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There are three thick sallies around the middle of the basket and all the rest of the basket is made out of thin sallies. There is a handle on each side of it, the two handles are also made of sallies.
There are many people who make baskets.
No farmer could get on without a basket because they are very useful for carrying things in.
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There was an other woman in Haroldstown like that her name was Ann Cahill.
She used to skim the river some times she skimmed the dew off the grass into a bowl or some thing like that.
While she was skimming the grass she said "all for me, all for me," The more she skimmed the more profit she had on her (butter) churning.
But this morning she was skimming away with her bowl and saucer when Dan Lawler was
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passing an d when she said "all for me, all for me", he said "No begob Ann I cry halves,
Then the spell was broken and she had not the profit that time, the owner had it.
There are several ways of breaking the spell, if anyone speaks when the person is taking the profit then the spell is broken and if any one pumps the pump on the last night of April they have broken the spell as I have told you (on) in the first story As
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well as the two stories allready written there are many others dealing with the same thing but many of them are forgotten
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a swine.
And he sitting on the hob.
He had a pipe two inches long
And it stuck right out of his gob.
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When he heard the racket in the yard.
Distracted he did run.
I am afraid he would have shot him
Only Dawney held the gun.
When Paddy Hughs he
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heard the news
To Darcys he did go
"O" says he "was Sgt Murphy here"
And have they arrested poor old Joe.
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Emorsal man Ill do what I can.
This is an awful case.
Upon a decent family.
To bring down such disgrace.
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The Police they then got word
And straight way they did go
And on a cold November night -
They arrested poor old Joe.
8 They brought him off to Hacketstown.
Bewailing his sad fate.
And there he had to stand his trial
Before the magistrate.
Davy Ryan was like
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Afraid he would be known
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Mick Kelly and Jack Joyce
They were soon upon my track
Of cource the dog it would know Joyce
With the hump upon his back.

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They rambled over to Ballina
To their neighbours one and all.
And some one there informed them
The dog was in the stall.
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Afraid he would be known
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Mick kelly and jack Joyce
They were soon upon my track
Of cource the dog it would know Joyce
With the hump upon his back.

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They rambled over to Ballina
To their neighbours one and all.
And some one there informed them
The dog was in the stall.
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I captured John McArdles dog.
At the river in Tombeigh
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I clapped the rope around his neck
And home I did set sail
I put him in the stable
And then cut off his tail
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My Father he was so rejoiced
He thought he was my own.
He cut the hair all off of him
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This balled was made when Darcy's of Ballinakill were summoned for stealing a dog about thirty years ago.
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My name is William Darcy.
As all of you did hear.
For the stealing of Mc Ardles dog
I am in dread and fear.7
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As I was coming from Barnhill.
It being upon my way
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night.
The thing came the way the woman went to the town.
Some say that the banshee comes when a person dies. It was late when the woman came from the town and it was late when this thing came roaring under her window.
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The Banshee is said to follow certain People and these people are supposed to be decendants of Kings or Queens. People who saw the banshee said she was a bow sized woman with long smooth hair and she was always combing it.
There was a woman in Mill St, Tullow, named Mrs Doyle who said she saw the Banshee coming down an old lane from a house in which an old woman was dying.
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The Banshee was heard when old Micheal Byrne of Killalongford, was going to die. She was heard by several people.
Maurice Roche of Ballyshane was coming home at twelve o clock at night years ago and he saw a Banshee.
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Some people around this country that have seen the Banshee say she is a little woman dressed in white and that she carries a comb and is always combing her hair as she goes along. When some people would be dying she would go to the house awhile before they died and roar outside the window.
The Banshee follows certain families.
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dead for it was very like the roar of the Banshee.
The Banshee carries a long iron comb and she is always combing her head.
Some people say if she fired the comb after one and hit one with it he would die.
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Long ago there was a man who lived by himself and he was very ill for a long time. One night as a person was going up by his house he heard a thing roaring about the back of the house.
He had only gone a few perches above the house and he did not know what it was. So the following day some other person told him that the man was dead. Then he told him that he heard a thing roaring last night about the back of his house. He thaught the man might be
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My father and another man were cutting sticks about ten years ago. They saw a light coming up the field of Mr Byrne at Paulville. It kept coming up nearer until it came to the barn. They ran up to see what it was. It looked like a ball of fire, it went across the fields and back up throughout Kill. It was seen there every night up to six or seven years ago. Many have seen it and when it (came) would come to a tree near Mr Kavanagh's it would disappear. There was a man drowned in a well (near) beside the tree. He was a brother of Mr Peter Kavanagh of Rathline.
I heard this story last night from my father. he saw the light about twelve years ago. He is now fifty four years of age. I am ten years now 29th Sept 1938
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Once upon a time there was a girl working in a Minister's house in Kildare. She was a catholic girl and she never used to go to Mass.
The minister would not let her. Every Sunday something would (let her) appear to her at Mass time. The girl was a year from mass. One morning the mistress of the house was in the kitchen when she heard a screach in the room. She went up to the room where the maid was and when she went in she saw the bones of the girls on the floor.
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About three years ago in a place called Haroldstown not far from this school there lived a man named Din Kelly. He was coming home late at night from work with a pair of horses and a cart with a plough in it. When he was at the graveyard gate a light flashed on him. He pulled in to let it pass by. When he suddenly struck the trunk of a tree with the wheel of his cart which broke there and then. This tree had been cut down on the side of the road. The light then disappeared. He had to unyoke the horse from broken cart before proceeding home. He got weak from fright.
Denis Kelly himself told me this story last night.
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The words of this song composed by Fr James Lawlor Hacketstown after elections in which Pierce Byrne voted with the enemy.
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The boy was croosting stones
I am able to skiob pebbles on the lake,
It was spilling (teaming, pelting) rain
She was wearing a práisgeén.
I don't care a tránéen about your dog,
He was out ar ghoradh at the neighbours (warming himself).
I'll Moll Doyle you. (give you a good beating)
Be gob or begorra, here she comes
Go Morrow, good man
God save you Pat. God save all here.
Its a grand day, Thank God.
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Black Mick Mucky Doyle
The Chancer,, Johnny the Guesser.
Byrne & Kelly the Thatcher. |The Blackbird.
The Whistler, The Old Thrush, The Duck Byrne
Paddy the gander, Highland Moll, Matt the Brush
Spaugh Dowling, Peter the Baug man, The Crake Dowling,
Jim the Doctor, Paddy Slack, The Hare Leary.
The Trapper Murphy, Jack Byrne The Dane.
The Gonnie Byrne, Pink Brien.
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Long ago there lived a farmer and his wife near the town of Carlow. The farmer fell sick and the doctor was sent for.
The doctor had a son who was a medical student home. He came with him to visit the patient. The doctor prescribed a diet for the farmer but forbade him to eat eggs.
One day the poor man had a great longing for an egg and made a special appeal to his soft hearted wife to give him an egg. She could not refuse. No sooner had he eaten the egg when in came the doctor who looked at him closely and said "There is no use in me coming to you any more while you are eating eggs" The poor man promised not to disobey orders in future.
The doctor and his son departed. On the way home the son asked the doctor how he knew that the man had eaten an egg. The doctor said he used his powers of observation and saw scraps of it on the man's beard.
Next day the son asked his father's permission to visit the invalid. This he freely granted but told him to keep a keen lookout for any symptons of disease.
Next day the son (the son called) looked carefully at the farmer but could not discover
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anything unusual. He looked around the room and saw a saddle and bridle under the bed.
The student said "God be with you my poor man there is no use in me coming to see you any more when you have eaten the horse."
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photograph of above in Tobinstown school. Roll No 674 Co carlow
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About 53 years ago there was a football match played in Deering's field of Ballyhade, between Tinryland and Castledermott. Castledermott won the match by nine points. Tinryland had Green and White jerseys, and Castledermott had Yellow and White. There were seventeen men on each team. About four hundred were looking at the match. Mr. Connolly was referee. At that time eight points were equal to a goal. The best players on the Castledermott team were Nolan, Brien and Gaskin.
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About fifty years ago one of the first football matches played in Grangeford was between Ballon and Grangeford. Grangeford
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won. Many rich people, including Mr. Burton, Mr Duckett, went to the match. Twenty one men played on each side.
Long ago, wrestling was very popular in this district.
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Football and Tug-O-War were always favourite pastimes in this parish, and some forty years ago there was a first class team here. The brothers John ans James Kelly of Ardnehue were famous footballers, but unfortunately about the year 1905, during the course of a match between Palatine and Graiguecullen - to revenge an old grudge - John Kelly was deliberately struck on the head with a pailing post, and died in hospital a few days later. His brother, John, never took a football in his hand afterwards, and went to America about the year 1907. There was a fine senior team here in 1919, and they won the Co. Carlow Senior Championship in that year. Mickey Delaney, Matthew O'Neill and James Sweeney were fine players, and Patrick Murray was said
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her where she had been and she told him her story, and that she would be riding through a certain gap, at such a time, and if they stopped her, she would be saved but, if not, she would never return.
The next night the farmer and his servant went to the gap and waited. Then they heard the sound of horses trotting and saw the wife and many others riding white horses. They stopped her and she returned home.
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A story is told by Mr. Timmins of Palatine about a young boy who was left alone. One day his parents gave him a shilling and told him to mind the house, while they were away. His parents had sailed to America, and had left the boy alone to fight his own battle. The boy's name was Michael Lawlor. This incident happened in Knocknagee.
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There were two boys working with a farmer, one time, and they thought they were getting it too hard. After breakfast this morning they came to the conclusion that they would join the army. So on they started and joined the "Dubs" A few days afterwards the sergeant was putting them through their drill on the Barrack Square, and he told them "to stand at ease" "Jack", says one fellow to the other, "we would be a long time with old Byrne before he would say that".
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A story is told of a fatmer's wife, who went to gather clothes and was taken away by the fairies. A servant slept in the kitchen, and one night he was awakened by the door being opened. He saw the farmer's wife, eating potatoes. He asked
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equal to the goal then. The outstanding players on the Palatine team were Thomas Byrne, John Donohue and Patrick Connell. The players wore long trousers, a jersey, and a pair of nailed boots. There were two referees, one from each team, and an umpire from each side. The ball then used was a size 6. There were four posts, two large posts for the goals, and two smaller ones, one on each side of the goals for the points.
Very little hurling was ever played in this district
The only weight-throwers were Arthur Balding, and Isaac Weir. Balding was also a good runner.
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to be the best goal keeper in the thirty two counties.
We also boasted a great Tug-o-War team, of which the champions were William Bunbury of Johnstown, Michael Maher of Rutland, and Edward Nolan of Rutland.
They were a great team, and no matter what part of the country they travelled to, they always brought the honours home to Benekerry.
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Over 50 years ago, Castledermott and Kilkee played in Barnehill. On each side there were 18 players. Castledermot won by six points. The famous players on the Castledermot team were Nolan, Woods, and Byrne. Whatever team won would 'kick' the losers home. There were no cross-bars used, and if the ball went any height a goal would be allowed. The ball used then was bigger than now.
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There were twenty one men on each football team years ago. The players were dressed the same as now. There were no football boots. Nailed boots were used, and long trousers were worn. About forty years ago there was a match played at Ballyhade, between Ballyhade and Kilkee. Ballyhade won by two goals and one point. Two goals a point were equal to seventeen points then. Arthur Keogh was the only man, out of the forty two, who wore a knickers.
There were four posts, two large ones for goals, and a small one, at each side of the large ones, for points.
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About 50 years ago, the first football match played in this district was between Palatine, and the "Ballyhade Paddies"
Twenty-one played on each side then. The match was played in a field known as "The Sweet Meadow" Palatine won by thirty points to nine. Eight points were
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2019-06-16 11:35
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There are many fairs held in my Parish. There is one in four-roads one in Ballyforan on the 14th October.
There is a fair held in Ballygar every month and pigs, sheep, and cattle are sold in it.
There is fairs held also in Brideswell, Adascragh, and Athleague.
When the man who buys the cattle pays for them the man who sold them gives him some money for luck, and it is called "luck penny". It was an old custom to "spit" on the money that was given for luck.
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A great fair takes place the first week of October in Ballinalsoe. A large gathering attend this fair especially on Monday and Saturday. On Monday the horse jumping takes place. Saturday is called the Country Fair Day, because people from far and near bring stock, fowl and vegitables, for to sell at the fair.
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There are two forges in my village. Tom Donohue's and Patrick Mulligan's. The two forges has slated roofs on them. Pat Mulligan's father was a blacksmith and it, was from him Pat learned his trade.
There is a bellows, a anvil, sledges, hammers, iron and a big coal fire inside the forge.
There is also a forge Derreen. it belongs to Patrick McDonnell. It has a slated roof and is near the river Suck.
The water the smith washes
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was writing on one side of the pot.
Craig did not know what it meant. One day a poor scholar came to him looking for alms. So he asked him whould he be able to read what was written on the pot. He started reading it and when he had it read he said it meant one side was as good as the other. So he started to dig under the other side of the bush and he discovered another pot of gold.
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2019-06-16 10:18
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of rheumatism
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The birds found in our district are:- The trush, blackbird, plover, robin, wren, yellow-hammer, cuckoo, wag-tail, starling, sparrow, magpie, corn-crake, crow, swallow, lark, scaldcrow, jackdaw, and jay.
Some of the birds build in the tree-tops, the rooks for instance and fill the woods at evening-time with their hoarse calls. The wren prefers the eave of houses, where she will be warm and
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striking the ground. When magpies continue to cry before a person's house it is said to be a sign of good news.
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he never knew where he was until the break of days.
(sh) Sure an I wouldn't wonder at that atall" said Tom Kilroy, there's 'nayther' luck nor grace attached to any 'wan' that apsses my Mac's old fort after night-fall its haunted if ever anyplace was haunted before, an' I'm not the first 'wan' to make that remark. Sure, an' don't I remember well here about ten years ago when I was comin' home myself after I spendin the night at 'me' uncle's in Carrigan. I was walking along fair an' 'aisy' like, an thinkin' 'av' nothing in particular, when all 'av' a sudden, did'nt I begin to feel myself gettin' a class 'av' quare an' I just passin by the 'ould' fort. I stopped to look around me, but as sure as I am 'spakin' to ye now, not a (sigth) sight of a field nor a thing could I see, except big mountains of sand on every side. Well I was in a fix to be sure. When I used
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There was a treasure found in the Lissyegan bog about four years ago. It is supposed to be placed there by the Tuatha De Danans. It was a wooden box containing two stone of suet. The finder was Bernard Leonard he found it when cutting turf. and he used it for greasing axles of carts.
I once heard of a silver ring being found in the lands of Captain Kelly from Mucklon House.
When a workman was planting shrubs, he discovered it under a large flag. It is supposed to have been left by one of Captain Kelly's daughters at the time of the
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the irons with is good for curing warts. Its a very old forge because his father, his Grand father, and his great grand father were all blacksmiths.
There is also a forge in Creher. Tom Reilly that is working in it.
A poet wrote this poem long ago about the blacksmith.
Under a spreading chestnut tree,
The village smithy stands,
The smith a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands,
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands.
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of grass was got and roasted and smeared with butter and put on the wound.
This is the way boils were cured with salt and buttermilk.
Yellow Jaundice was cured by going to the well in Ballinlass in Mattie Kean's field called the "Yellow Well" on three successive mornings before sun rise and bathing in it.
It is supposed that the people long ago cured Chilblains by going to a house you were never in before, Take off you shoes and leave your bare-feet on the hearth stone and the Chilblains would be cured.
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In olden times there were no Chemist shops, and no doctors, and no trained Nurses, and yet the people cured their ailments themselves.
A tooth-ache was cured with a lump of washing-soda dissolved in water - washing it with it.
A head-ache was cured with tea leaves by putting them on a cloth and put them on the forehead.
Mumps were cured with a plant called gladom warmed and placed to the face.
For a deep cut or a wound a rib
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making shoes.
If you want him to. tell you where the crock of gold is hidden you must catch him and hold him fast.
This man got the crock of gold and he built and he built a fine house and more good clothes for the rest of his life. There was a rath near the cottage where the man lived. He walked round the rath but could not see or hear anything. He was about to return home, when all at once he heard a sound of tapping not much louder than the ticking of a watch. He looked around and saw a little man sitting under a mushroom at the foot of a tree. "At last" said the fairy
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of years.
There is a new grave yard in Dysart and about three months ago the people were digging a grave in it and they found a persons body in it, rolled up in a bag. They put it down in the same place again and dug the grave in another place.
There is also one in Tirconnell beag where there was a monestary about a hundred years ago, but it not used now. There are head stones in it with writing on them that cannot be read
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There are many old graveyards all over the country. There is an old graveyard in the parish of Dysart about five miles away.
This graveyard has not been used for about seven years. There is another graveyard in Taughboy, and it is said that when the people were digging a grave in it they got some bones of a person.
There is also a graveyard in Caltra, and there are old head stones in it, and writing on them that cannot be read [?]. This grave yard was not used for a number
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Q. Londonderry, Cork & Kerry, spell me that without a K?
a. That.
Q. Around the house, around the house and sleeps behind the door?
A. A broom.
Q Patches on patches without any stitches tell me this riddle and I'll give you my breeches?
A. A Head of cabbage.
Q. Why does a chimney smoke?
A. Because it cannot chew.
Q. Why does a hen pick the pot?
A. Because she can't lick it
Q. What is everybody doing at the same time
A. Growing Old.
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When people sell horses or sheep they give a "luck penny" When a calf or a sheep it is marked with red raddle or through mud on the animal.
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The local fairs are Ballyforan, Ballygar, Athlone, Bbrideswell, Ballinasloe and Mount Talbot.
In olden times fairs were held in Four Roads but owing to no buyers it went down but now they are beginning again In olden times fairs were held at cross-roads. In Athlone there is a special fair held for horses in January
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There are not many old houses in my about four or five
Some of the old houses are built of clay and mortar
The fire was in the gable
In olden times there were no slated houses they wre all thatched they used to get the straw by sewing rie or oats
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2019-06-16 09:19
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There are three graveyards in Dysart
The old graveyard in Dysart is closed up now and a new one instead of it There is an old ruin of a church in Dysart
In the new graveyard there is a lot of headstones Some graveyards are square
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2019-06-16 09:16
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all lived in England. The Landlord had all Garrynagran Carnterriff and Dysart
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The name of the Landlord of my village was Wakeman. He lived in Co Galway
He was a bad Landlord he used to drive people out of their homes.
Some people went to America and others to the Co Home.
The people were very poor and not able to pay. Most of the landlords had
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2019-06-16 09:11
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people say that if you leave water within that you have washed your feet in the fairies well come in to the house
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In olden times people used not wear until they were grown up
There is only one man who used to go around in his bare feet. In this district who is able to mend shoes he was brought up in Industrial School and learned the trade If people wear tight shoes they get corns on the feet. Some
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The Land Lord of Clontra was Lord Singelton. He was agood man to his tennants. He gave them the Land purchase, and he reduced their rent to less than half, when he that the people were poor. He lived for a time in Kilmore where the post Offic now stands.
The Agent was Mr J Studders. He used to go around encouring the people to pay him the full Rent. The people did not like him, because he was a bad sort of a man. But Lord Singelton was a good man.
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Black and Tans. When they came raiding their house, the Kelly girls hid this ring under the flag.
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2019-06-15 23:34
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There are no holy wells in our district but there is one in Ahascragh called St Kevin's Well. It is situated in Castlegar land. There is also one in Brideswell and it is called St Brigid's Well. There is one in Athleague called St Patricks Well.
People go to Kevin's Well the 15th of October. There is a bush beside the well and on that people or pilgrims leave relics such as, hairpins, ribbons and pieces of cloth.
People bring home the
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2019-06-15 23:31
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water to drink it. It is supposed that there was a bullock drowned in the well,
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There are three graveyards in the parish of Taughboy. There is one in Dysart and there is a ruin of a chapel in it. There are no people buried in the old graveyard that is there now. The old graveyard in Dysart is square. People were digging up the grave and they found the bones of somebody who was buried there.
The new graveyard in Dysart is filled with head
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2019-06-15 23:21
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stones over the grave. Some people put head stones over the grave.
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There was quite a lot of people cured in olden times by quacks of different diseases.
Different people were cured of asthma and bronical trouble with corrigeen moss. This was burned and put under the nose of the sufferer to inhale it.
Wild-fire was cured by putting a gold ring on it.
Ring worm was cured by the seventh of a family and he cured ring worm.
Chin cough was supposed to be cured by treatment and the God mother of a child should tie a red ribbon
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round the child's neck. Boils were cured by oaten meal poultices. Sore eyes were cured with bees wax.
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In the year 1920 there was a great rain storm a house was drowned under the water in hermitage The name of the man's house was Thomas Murly. He had to bar the doors and windows.
In that year also the bog moved down near Kilmore. It moved about a quarter of a mile. Many lives were lost. In the year 1917 there was
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2019-06-15 23:11
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a great fall of snow it lasted for six weeks it was about four feet high, all school were closed
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Jamse Miskell said he have her all the boys are fighting for her let the boys are fighting for her let the boys do what they will Jamse Miskell will have her still.
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There are no holy wells in this Parish but there is one in the joining parish.
People visit them every year in honour of the saint they are dedicated too. There is one in Ahascragh dedicated to Saint Kevin. People go to it from 1st to the 15th of October and make the rounds
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and say the rosaries
People pick 15 rushes and when they come to the stone and when they come to the stone the throw a rush.
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In 1917 there was a terrible fall of snow which lasted about a fortnight. It was two feet deep. My father lost two sheep in that snow. About three or four years ago there was another fall of snow almost as bad as bad as the one before
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colour and two more will stand out and one will be the Devil and the other the angel.
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There are a lot of games which I play at home and at school.
Chickens
Chickens are played by a whole lot of children joining up to-gether and another one to be the fox.
"Colours are played by a lot of children standing by a wall and one go round and give out the
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married the come out and take off their shoes and go on the back of the bike with the man.
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In the olden times there was a lot of marriages for instance there certain days which people like to get married Friday Thursday and Monday.
People get married all the year round except Lent and Advent. In foreigin countries the people get married in the church and wear high hells shoes and when they are
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As I went up sandyhil sandyhill was shaking I met a hundred little devels and them all scraping
A harrow.
Middy, Noddy round body three feet and a wooden hat.
A pot.
As round as a apple as plump as a ball
The sun.
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thing on earth?
A snail because he carries his house on his back.
Humpy dumpy sat on a wall humpy dumpy got a great fall?
A egg.
Little thing smaller than a mouse has as many windows as in a Gentlemans house
A thimble
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What part of the cow is higest in the wood?
Her lew.
Under the water and over the water but never touches the water.
A Shadow
What is the strongest bridge in the world?
The bridge of your nose.
What is the strongest
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have rain. If there is a blue light light in the fire it is the sign of rain. If frogs are black it is the sign of rain.
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There are a lot of signs by things when we would have bad weather. If the cat sits at the fire with his back to it that is the sign of rain If foxes bark much in October it is the sign of snow.
The old people say that if soot falls down the chimney we are to
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and dancing and some of the people have a wren and they sang. The wren The wren the king of all birds, On St Stephen's day he was caught in the furzes.
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On St John's Eve we have a bonfire and in olden times people used to bring a stick or a coal and throw it in the field that they will have a good crop for the year and that day we do have a big crowd of people at the bonfire and we do have
music and dancing.
On the 26th of December we have St Stephen's Day a lot of people dress in old clothes and hats on them they go round from house to house playing
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2019-06-15 22:40
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fairies will have the power to come in at night.
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The people of olden times wore no shoes. Until they were 18 years of age. People should take great care of their feet, they should wash their feet every night.
Tight shoes are very bad for the feet, because it give aingrowintoenail which is very pain full.
There is an old superstition that the water used for washing the feet should never be left in at night or the
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2019-06-15 22:25
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black smith uses is a hammer. pincers, and many other things.
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2019-06-15 22:22
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There are six forges in this parish. The smiths are Pake Mulligan, Michael Kelly, Tom Donohoe, Tom Reilly, John Banertine. People have been smiths for many years. The forges are situated near a river or a stream and some on the side of the road. The roofs of the forges are slated. And a big door for the horses to in and out. The article the
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There is an old well in this parish, but there is a holy well in the adjoining parishes.
There is a holy well called St Kevin's well in Ahascragh. There is another well called St Brigid's Well in Brides-Well. There is another well in Athleague called St Patrick's Well. Sir Goerge Mahon opwned the field in which St Kevin's Well is situated. He did not believe in this well, and he did not like the people to be going in, to do the Rosary.
Some people say this man took the cross from the well and
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2019-06-15 11:18
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There are three grave yards in my distrect one old grave yard and two new ones.
Once upon a time were sent to clean Taughboy graveyard and did not. finish it one day a man went to see it but when he went in side the gate he saw a skull going from one side of the graveyard to the other and the next thing he saw was a rats tail coming out of the skull.
There is an old graveyard in the parish of
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2019-06-15 11:15
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Dysart about to miles away.
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There was a castle in my village in olden times. The name of it was Criuac [?] Stanley. It was built in the 16th century
There was a mill in my village the roof of it is down and nettles and thistles are growing in it
There was another mill in Ballyforan but only the walls are standing
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2019-06-15 11:09
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In olden times peopleused to echange goods. One farmer gave what ever he did not want to another farmer for something he required. They sold oats for wheat and barley for a fish. At a [?] the old people made laws and checked robery then they were fasting for three day.
In olden times people called a pound a (quid)
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2019-06-15 11:06
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sixpenny (tanner) four penny bit tenpenny bit.
Paper money is still more common to carry and not as easy lost.
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My home is situated in the village of Ballyforan. In the parish of Trisrara and Dysart. in the Barony of Athlone and in the County Roscommon. There are fourteen houses in the village of Ballyforan. There was a Sweat House in Cheeher long ago and it is situated in Tom Gacquins land. The people put down the fire themselves and bring a stool and sit and sweat enough. There are fifty three people in my
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village.
The most common name is Kelly.
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There are not many holy wells in this district. There is a well situated about five miles from here in Ahascragh. It is called St Kevins Well.
Crouds of people visit it on the 15th October every year this is the proper day.
The priest says the rosary going round the well with the people.. Before they start they pul fifteen rushes and there is a stone with the image of Christ on it and when then they genulfect
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2019-06-15 10:37
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and let fall a rush.
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2019-06-15 10:36
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represent the mother another the fox, and another to represent the chickens.
Rain Rain Rain the wind blows high snow is falling from the sky Peggie Mitchell said she die for the fellow with roughish eye she is handsome she is pretty, she is the pride of Ballyforan city pray and tell me who hell be James Mickell. said he'd have her all the boys are fighting for her let the boys for what they say James Miskell will have her still
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2019-06-15 10:33
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There are various kinds of games which I play. Out door games, and in door games, and fire side games.
Out door games are played in Summer and in door in Winter.
This is one of the games I play. are
Fox and chickens and this is how it is played. One child
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A Ladder.
What carries his house on his back.
A snail
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Why does the hen pick the pot.
because she cannot lick it.
Black and white and read all over?
A Paper
What runs and has no legs?
The Tap.
All patches and no stitches?
A head of cabbage
Up the road and down the road and carries the road on his back
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2019-06-15 10:28
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rainbow in the evening is the sign of good weather.
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2019-06-15 10:27
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The old people tell that if you hear the fox barking we will have snow.
When you see a blue blaze in the fire we we will have a hard Winter.
If the North wind blow we will have snow. If the cat sits on the hearth with his back to the fire we will have a storm. When the clouds get dark we will have cold rain. A
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them and put them on the neck.
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2019-06-15 10:23
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I olden times there were no Chemist Shops and no Trained Nures and the people had to cure their ailments with herbs.
For a back ache some flas and salt and warm it and put it on the back.
For a tooth ache a rosted raisin is very good.
For the mumps gladum to sew them together and warm
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2019-06-15 10:19
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and worked hard at his trade so he found the man was right at last.
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2019-06-15 10:18
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I heard Grand-father tell a story about hidden treasures. He said there was a crock of gold under the tree in the garden?
Then they set to work they dug and dug until the ninth day but they saw a box they snapped it up with great joy they opened it and there they saw, a hammer, a last and a note with words on it where take the hent so he took the hent
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Monday for pigs
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There are a lot of fairs all round. There will be a big fair in Ballinasloe and it is called the country fair and sheep cattle and hores and calves are bought.
A big fair in Ballyforan in October and there a lot of foals in the fair green for cattle and the people give so much a head for the cattle.
There is a lot of fairs in other's places and markets.
There is a fair every
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There is a silver mine on part of the land of Gorteen Free between Knockrogery and Athlone.
There is gold a hundred yards back of Lawrence Kennedy's house on a little road that leads to his land. There is a little woman supposed to be minding it. She wears a little red cloak. There is gold also hidden in a tillage field belonging to Thomas Kelly Coolatuber and how it was known that the gold was there.
Thomas Kelly was ploughing
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In olden times there was not as many fairs as there is nowadays. Some fairs are held in a green and some are held in a street.
Sometimes fairs are held in villages and others in towns. There are buyers and sellers at every fair.
People come to fairs to sell their animals. When they are selling them they make a bargain. Some people make a bargain by spitting on their hands and some make a bargain
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by clapping their hands.
There is a fair in Ballyforan every month it is a pig fair. People come there to sell their pigs.
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you want to know where a crock of gold is to be found."
The fairy said go to a big tree that grows in the centre of the rath.
Under the root of this tree the gold is hidden said the fairy. So the man dug under the tree and he found a small box under it. He opened the box and found an awl, a last, and a hammer, and he took the box home with him. When he looked into it again there was a piece of paper in it on which there were some words written. Here are the means of building your house and buying good clothes. The man took the hint, and
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worked steadily at his trade and was able to put money in the bank. He now began to see that the fairy had not played a trick upon him after all.
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About a hundred years ago there was a man who was very poor and he wanted to know where he would find a crock of gold.
One night when he was sitting with some friends by the fireside he heard the story of the fairy who, if you can catch him will tell you where you may find a crock of gold. This fairy is met only in lonely places or on a bright night. All those who have met him say that he is to be seen sitting under a mushroom or a dock-leaf and he is to be seen
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About a hundred years ago there was a man who was very poor and he wanted to know where he would find a crock of gold.
One night when he was sitting with some friends by the fireside he heard the story of the fairy who, if you acn catch him will tell you where you may find a crock of gold. This fairy is met only in lonely places or on a bright night. All those who have met him say that he is to be seen sitting under a mushroom or a dock-leaf and he is to be seen
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Irish Folklore
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There are many Festival in Ireland. Other Countries have not the same Festivals as we have. The ones celebrated in Ireland are Saint Patrick's Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, St John's Eve, and Saint Saint Stephens Day. On Christmas Eve night candles are lighted and left on the windows of the House. On Saint Stephens Day Boys dress up in
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2019-06-14 20:20
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There are not many old houses in my village as they are nearly all new ones. Long ago the people lived in thatched houses as there were no slates that time. The walls of the old houses were made of mud dried in the Sun. The floors of the rooms were made or clay. The windows of the old houses were very small and could not be raised up or down. There was a bed in the kitchen near the fire called a settle Bed.
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2019-06-14 20:00
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turf barrows. He binds wheels in the open air.
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In a well in Killeigh Abbey a bell is buried. On Christmas Eve it is heard ringing. Pat Walsh listened at the well one time but did not hear it. But that same evening the people in the village heard it.
An other bell is lost in Corberts field neat Killeigh and when it is found some strange thing will happen in Offaly.
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Long ago, up in Killoughey there were men going to build a house, and they had no water. One morning St Brigid came down from a tree, and the mark of her hands and knees are there still. There was a hole in the stone, in which she put water, and ever since, there is water in it.
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About 250 yards, west, from the school, and on the right-side as you go up to Killurine Cross, there is a little stream called the Spa-well
The old people say that they saw a large number of people there, that came from all over Ireland to cure warts.
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A watch-pot never boils.
Little said is easy mended.
Many hands make light work.
Money makes the mare go.
It is an ill wind that does'nt blow someone good.
Long fair, long foul.
Long threatening comes at last.
It is a long road that had no bend.
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
A wise man carries his coat.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A stitch in time saves nine.
The longest way round is the shortest way home.
Put a beggar on horseback and he will ride to the devil.
You will never miss the water until the
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There is also a Mass Path from the Bawn.
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paid by the day. There was an old road through Mr Cahill's land. It goes on out by the Erry hills and along the railway. It is used from Pat Minnock's house. It was an old coach-road. There is a road leading into the bog called Poll Bree. It was made by a man named Hornidge in 1838. He was evicted and there were several little lanes leading to his land. He stopped all the lanes and made one road. There is a road leading from Daly's of the cross-roads into Clara called the Togher. It was made a hundred years ago.
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There is a Mass Path from Joe Shanley's house to the Chapel. There is also a path from the Bawn. All the people use it. There are two paths leading from Castletown. One leading from Coffee's and the other from Connolly's. The latter is seldom used
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In this hive the tinker died,
They gave him vitrols slyly.
If you be wise then you'll pass by
And go down to Charlie Reilly's.
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The main road from Ballycumber to Clara was made during the famine period. Before this road was made there was another road behind Mr Fletcher's house a nd it went out by Mr. Cahills house in the Hollow. The people that time had not wheels on their carts but they had big heavy blocks round them. They were called blocked wheels.
The men who made the main road were
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it with quaran's stone. The did not eat late at night. Wooden noggins were used before cups were brought into the parish.
The people always had a goose for their dinner on Christmas day and pan cakes for their tea on Shrove Tuesday night. Vegetables were always eaten and turnips were the principal ones. Nov. night was called potato cake night because they used to make potato cakes because they had no bracks. There was very little tea in this parish up to a hundred years ago. The old people got it sometimes and they would give to their children in egg-shells. The wooden noggins were a sort of a mug with hoops around them and a handle sticking up out of them.
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all the Gormans who lived in Gorman's Town. The had no power to punish the people. The last landlord over the Bawn and Ballina was Mr Goodbody. He used to live in Clara. He evicted a family name Dalies but they got it back again.
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They used to eat three meals in the day, breakfast, dinner and supper. They eat oaten, wheaten and bear bread. The bear bread was like barley. They used to eat porridge for their breakfast and supper and potatoes and buttermilk for their dinner. They would work until nine o'clock before they would eat their breakfast. They had no tables but they put a skib or a crandy on a block and they used to place it in the middle of the floor and eat around it. They had no mills but they used to grind
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Every year the farm is ploughed, and harrowed. If there is oats in the field one year there will be potatoes the next year because the same thing every year would not grow so well.
If there are potatoes in it you will have to pick the soil well or there
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Newly-calved cows sometimes take milk-fever. To cure this all that has to be done is to pump the udder and tie it.
If a cow takes black-leg it can never be cured and dies.
When a cow takes murrain it gets
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the horse's harness and some farm implements are kept. The old houses were built with clay and mortar. There were no chimneys in them, there was a hole in the roof to let the smoke out.
There are stables out-side the back of the kitchen.
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The houses of this district are built generally facing the main road or some road. The foundation is dug out. They put old stones and slates under the cement to keep it firm.
Sometimes the people put slates in the new houses but they say the thatch is warm. It is often said that the banshee cannot be heard in the thatched house as much as in the slate houses.
The ceiling is made by putting the boards from side to side and nailing them. Bags and playing cards are put inside the ceiling becauce they say it is lucky.
In Mingwar long ago there were many wild beasts. They used to leave the windows two feet from the ground.
The people used to put medals and old beads hanging from the roof to have luck. In the old houses there is a loft. In that loft the
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There are only a few forges in this parish. They are a long distance from where I live. The nearest one to me belongs to a man named Dolan. His father worked in it before him. It is situated not many miles from the main road, and there is a river running almost by the door. It is built outside the dwelling house, and it is thatched. Outside the door there is a horse-shoe up, so that the passers-by may know it is a forge. In the wall outside there are a lot of horse-shoes stuck, for the purpose of tying horses and asses.
The door is in two halves. The upper half is always opened, in order to give the blacksmith light to work, and the lower half is shut so that the horses cannot get out. There is only one fireplace, and it is built about three feet high and four feet broad. It is coal that is burned in it. One side of the fire there is a stone basin always full of water, and the blacksmith has a brush made of rushes, and he sprinkles the water on the fire with it when it is to strong. There is a big bellows in the corner
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little shop and had plenty of money but the neighbours were wondering where did he get all the money. During the time he broke the news to his wife and she advised him to give back the purse and the money which he got out of it. So when the fifty years were up there was a newly ordained priest and the man went to him and the priest made a pond of holy water around the man and when the devil came for the man he and the priest were around the pond praying. When the devil heard "Jesus" he went off in a ball of fire and he never bothered the man again.
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There is a shop on the Main street called "Sinnotts" the hard ware. There is a well under the shop called "the death well". In the time of Cromwell it was used. The prisoners Cromwell did not want to hang or to kill he opened a big iron trap-door and put the men standing on a stone stairs. The men used to walk down the stairs thinking they would get some way to escape, but they fell into the well.
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2019-06-14 09:52
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A man who lived on the Rocks Road was going home late one night. He heard soldiers marching behind him and when he turned around he saw Cromwell and his soldiers and they were all headless. Some of them were carrying a coffin. Cromwell ordered them to "halt" and he told them to put the coffin on the man's shoulders and make him carry it to the top of the hill. When they came to the top of the hill they took the coffin from the man and they all rode away.
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Mr Hendrick of Byrne's Lane has an uncle who lives in Camolin. When he went to live there at first the priest told him that there was a ghost in the house but the man said he did (did) not care. The priest told the ghost to go into the room and when he was inside he locked the door and put paper over it and you would not know that there is a room there and it is there up to the present day.
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A girl named Lily Myler told me this Story of an old Nun who was so holy that the devil tempted her. God had told her to fast for some number of days to see would she obey him. One day she was praying in her room when something scrabed her and she told the nuns but they said it was the cat. So they locked the room but it was the devil all the time. Then he appeared to her again dressed in lovely garments and said to her. "If you do not eat you will die soon God is not wanting you to be greater then himself and he is wanting you to die. But she said "I will keep my promise to God but he tempted her so much that she gave in and as soon as she
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The boys in this town play "Cabbage stump night". This fun falls on the 31st October. Boys from four years old to 18 years old play this game and the night before they practise. All the boys get in one straight line and give each door a thumping of a cabbage stump but the people do not like this so they get up in the windows and get a bucket of water and when the boys are just going to knock at the doors they throw it on them but that does not keep them from knocking the door. They get the Cabbage stumps in the gardens and some times they get the stumps left after taking the Cabbage leaves off for the dinner.
Sometimes the doors are not shut only just closed over and some person of the house hides behind it and when the boys knock the door the person catches them and gives them a good beating.
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One night a man staying in Wexford was awakened at midnight by the sound of a coach. He got up and looked out of the window and saw a headless man on the coach and two headless horses. The man was shutting the window and the headless man hit the man across the eyes and blinded his. This man was an uncle of Sonny Roche King street.
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1. Heck -a beds 24. Tin can Capper
2. Blind man's buff 25. Flinch
3. Hide the linger 26. Queenio
4. Four Corners 27. Here are the robbers coming through
5. Who has the button 28. The beggar man on the hill
6. all birds fly 29. What will you give to the poor sailor
7. Frog in the well
8. Pin a throw 30. The cat and the mouse.
9. Colours 31. There was a farmer who had a dog
10. Black Booby
11. Plum pudding hot 32. Spy.
12. Skipping 33. Here we go gathering nuts in May
13. Lazy Mary
14. Tip the finger 34. Mother will you buy me a milking can.
15. Hop Clap
16. Jenny Joe 35. In and out goes naughty Blue Bell
17. Sally o
18. Rounders 36. See the big ship sail on the Illy Allu You
19 OXO or Fox and Goose
20. Jacks 37. Carry a Lady to London.
21. Guessens 39 Paddy on the Fireland
22. King of the castle 29. Paddy may I go across the water
23. What time is it? 40. Rasberry Apple
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Giltesich is a weed, with a yellow flower when boiled, is a cure for errysipelas. This plant is not common. It grows like a tree on the top of a ditch and is used for making brooms. Ribleaf is very good food for young turkeys. It grows in most places and its leaves are lance shaped. It is to be found where there is a lot of grass growing. Chicken weed is harmful as it spreads over the land. Praseach is a harmful weed which mostly grows in potatoes, and in good land this weed spreads over the land rapidly.
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The following story was told to me by Johnny Belvin. When Syl Cullen grandfather of Syl a farmer now living died, his ghost walked.
Many neighbours met him at different times and places. He even visited his married daughter in the west of the county.
Naturally it created a scare throught the county. But there was a man named Nicholes Scallan who showed no fear at all. One night Scallan went to the "Hollow" field to close the gate. Just as he put his hand on the gate to close it, a hand from the back was laid on it, and he recognised the ghost at once.
People say that Scallan never recovered from the fright and the mark of a hand was to be seen by all on his own afterwards.
Some years after Scallan went to Wexford town where he committed suicide. Fr Dunne P.P. eventually laid the ghost and the poor man was never the same after.
Here is an account of the laying. The priest read some exercising prayers & the ghost came up through the floor of the parlour & though he expelled him from the house he failed to drive the ghost the bounds of the farm. So he laid him in the duck house a little faillig
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In 1798, when the Rising broke out, there was a man by the name of Philip Roche living in Johanna Bishop's house which is situated down near Carrig. When the Battle of Jordan's Cross took place this man took part in it. There was a terrible battle fought between the Yeomen and the Rebels.
Fifty Yeoman and thirty-eight Rebels were killed and amongst those rebels was this man Philip Roche. His body was brought down to a field near the house. There a hole was dug and his body was buried. Some say that that's why Johanna Bishop's house is haunted. The people that lived in this house before the present owners found ten dozen guns. It was at this battle Leo Pearse's brother was killed and it was that that enticed Leo Pearse to rise against the Catholics.
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In the year 1798 when the Rising broke out there lived a Yeoman named Leo Pearse. This man was an ancestor of the present Miss Pearse of Summer Hill. He was very cruel to the Irish people and he used to kill every Catholic on whom he could lay his hands.
One night as he and his followers were about to enter a Catholic man's home, a command came from inside not to enter, but he only laughed at it and he shouted to the people of the house to open the door for them and let them in. But the people took no heed of them as they were saying the Rosary.
After about ten minutes when the prayers were finished the husband went out to the door and opened it. The Yeos came in and arrested the family and Leo said he would kill the husband himself. But when the time came to kill him, Leo fell dead in his own kitchen.
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In the year 1798 when the Rising was on, Father Murphy and his army were on the road to the "Three Rocks". (Wexford). When they got as far as the "Three Rocks" they saw an army of English coming against them and they got behind a ditch and put their hats on the tops of their guns. When the English saw them they began to fire at them.
When they had wasted their ammunition, Father Murphy shouted, "Charge", and all his men rushed over the ditch and began to slaughter the English soldiers.
Places are to be seen to-day where Father Murphy and his men hid from the English Soldiers.
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In the year of 1796 there was a man named John Malone who lived down near Carrig, in the house where Johanna Bishop lives now. One day in the month of October John was going down the road on his way to a little forge near the Ferry, where the pump is now. This forge is known as "The Forge of the Pikes". As John went into the forge he asked for a pike. A very rough voice answered him saying, "Begone or you won't be able to go." But Malone was a brave man and replied, "Whoever you are come out from where you are hiding and let it be a hand to hand fight". But the coward would not come out from where he was but repeated the very same words John departed for he saw a body of Soldiers, through the window, coming down the hill.
For the next two years John planned to rise out with the rebels. He said that there was
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no use in rebelling without arms. One night, himself and a big crowd of others planned to capture the forge. At two o'clock that morning, they rushed down the hill, surrounded the forge and ordered the party that was in it to surrender.
They surrounded and gave up all their property, and amongst it were fifty pikes, ten flails and thirty-seven swords. With these weapons those men rose out in '98.
John himself used a flail and the English were terrified of that weapon, for one day a soldier on horse back was rushing on John, when suddenly John worked his flail and cut the legs clean off both horse and soldier.
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1 The Queen of England wrote to the King and asked him to send her a bottom less vessel to put flesh and blood in what was in
(answer A ring)
2. The king of Morrocoo built a ship an in that ship his daughter sits an I'll be killed for telling her name an thats three times I have told its name
what was her name Answer ( an (Anne)
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26.
Hockherns. (Cacthigheirnn Hearne)
There was a salmon weir at inside of Bar of Bannow, at the Fethard side, beyond living memory, called 'Hockern's' weir.
There was another at Carnivan, and another in Slade Bay, and one at Innyard Point, as well as the present one (a Scotch floating weir, fixed) at Baginbun Bay, except Baginbun, were destroyed by 'the Whiteboys'.
27. Sites.
Churches. Well known.
St Dubhán's at Churchtown. At burials here they take the complete sod off the grave plot, roll it on a pole, and when the grave is filled they roll this sod on like a blanket.
St. Dubhán's early cauldron lighthouse. It is said that a pirate living at Slade used extinguish the light at times & put one nearer Slade, farther inshore, so that ships would run ashore and be plundered
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Glann Moore In Lemgare on the farm of Denis Brennan.
Sounding Brae. Brae in Carrickaduff Co Armagh thus named because of a sound that comes from it.
Mass Hill. Hill in Tullinagagrove castle Blaney County Monaghan called because Mass was said there in Penal Times.
Canny's field. On the farm of Denis Brennan so called because it was owned by a man named Canny.
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But I'd rather have my cabin than his rich lordly hall.
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I have a nice little cabin I have pratties galore. I have always a welcome for those who are poor. When a family is evicted they are welcome home to me. In my little humble cabin I can hold a jubilee.
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With my big turf fire and my floor swept clean. There is no man more happy than I Paddy Kane. To the baby in the cradle I can hear the dear wife say. Agra go to asleep Alanna till I wet your daddy's tea.
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Early O Early by the break of day
Down by these green fields I chanced to stray
I heard a fair maid to sigh and say
The lad I love is gone far away.
He has gone and left me in grief and woe
And where to find him I do not know.
I will search these green fields and valleys low
But where to find him I do not know
If the hills were covered with frost and snow
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What voice, what voice is that I hear
It is like the voice of my Willie dear.
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built and it happened that it was built on a fairies path a fairy came and told the people of the house that it would fall and it was not too long after it until the house fell. On their path there was a spring well and it was called a fairy well a woman thinned turnips and she threw them in the well and filled the well and that night the well rose in under her bed and she said she would never interfere with it again.
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The Famine took place in Ireland between the years 1846 and 1847. The reason that the famine took place in Ireland was because the potato crop that year was a failure. Any wheat and corn that the farmers had that year they had to give it over to England and the people of England sent back a very small price for it. At that time the Irish were put out of their homes and some of them died on the roadside with hunger and starvation some of them emigrated to America and were sent away on ships to foreign lands and sold as
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slaves. When the Irish people died they were buried in wooden coffins and the coffins were painted black. In other places there was a door put on the bottom of the coffin and there was a white sheet tied round the dead body in it. When the people brought the coffin to the grave there was a deep hole dug and the door of the coffin was opened and the dead person was thrown into the hole and the coffin was brought back for more people.
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a spade.Then a hole is dug into which the good big potatoes are put, while the good one which are small are brought up to the house for the pigs and hens. The names of the various kinds of potatoes are Epicures, Early rose, Champion, British Queen, Flounders Kerry Pink, Aran victory, Aran Banner, Aran Chief, Up to date. The potatoes that grow best in this area are Kerrs Pink and Epicure. Bread is also made from potatoes such as Potato Cakes and Boxty Bread. Potato Cakes are made from boiled potatoes and flour. Boxty bread is made from raw potatoes and flour. Long ago when potatoes were made into a drink when milk was very scarce.
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Sometimes the people help their neighbours when they have large gardens of potatoes to set. They drop the potatoes and manure the ground. The potatoes are put about nine inches from another thus
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About the month of June the spraying takes place. First of all a barrell of water is got into which eight lbs. of bluestone and ten lbs. of washing-soda are put. When they are well mixed together in the barrel, the wash is sprayed on the potato stalks and leaves by means of a sprayer carried on a man's back. This is done sometimes two or three times. About the month of April the shoveling of the potatoes takes place. About the month of July the digging of the potatoes takes place. Sometimes the people help to gather the potatoes. To dig the potatoes first of all the stalks are pulled and left one side. Then the potatoes are dug with
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The area of our garden is about twenty perches of which eighteen is planted with potatoes. My father prepares the ground in the Springtime. Sometime the ground is manured with farmyard and artificial manures. The potatoes are sown both in ridges and in drills. The ridges are made about three feet wide with a furrow about one foot wide between each, the clay being shovelled up on the ridge from the furrow. The drills are made with a plough or with a shovel, each drill being about eighteen inches wide. Before the iron plough was made wooden ploughs were used. There are a few of them still to be seen. Most of the spades are bougth in the shop. The following is an example of a local spade.
(drawing of a spade)
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Question: What was the last animal to leave the Ark
Answer: The Elephant. Because he had to wait to pack his trunk
Question: Why can a man see more with one eye than a man with two eyes.
Answer: Because he can see two eyes in your head and you can only see one in his.
Question: What's cut in the wood and sounds in the town and earns his master many a pound
Answer: A fiddle
Question: What tree bears the most fruit to the market
Answer: The Axle tree
Question: I went into the wood and got it I sat down
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Question. In ran the toto out ran the toto the king of four feet came and stole away
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Answer: Addition tables
What is the difference between a schoolmaster and an engine driver
Answer: One mind the engine and the other engines the mind.
What is full and holds more
Answer: A pot of potatoes
What goes round the house and drags its puddings after it.
Answer. A hen and a flock of chickens
Why are doctors always bad characters
Answer: Because the worse people are the more they are with them.
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dog with his head in a pot.
What sits on one side of the wood and shakes it all over?
A man waving.
On my way to Dublin I saw the dead covering the live?
Ashes covering the coals.
What goes round the field and round the field and stands at the byre door? A stick.
What sleeps all night with its finger in its eye?
A Crook.
What turns and never moves?
Milk turns sour and never moves.
Who is it that you can not hang a man with a wooden leg?
Because it is with a rope you hang them.
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I have a wee house and it would not fit a mouse and it has as many windows as the Lord Mayor's house?
A tailor's thimble
How many steps wwre in Jacob's ladder?
Three, Faith, Hope and charity.
How would you make a trousers last?
Make the coat and waistcoat first.
What is the largest word in the dictionary?
Smiles because there is a mile between the first and last letter.
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What is that which cannot run, though it always had three feet?
A yard.
Little miss Etticoat in her white petticoat the longer she stands the shorter she grows.
A Candle.
What coloured letters do we eat?
Green peas.
What is the difference between ceremonies and forms?
You stand upon ceremonies and it upon forms.
A leaper of ditches, a clipper of thorns a little brown cow, with a pair of leather horns?
A hair.
One half dead, another half living and a tail wagging?
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1. Nothing too late done is never done.
2. They are far behind that never comes up.
3. Where you are to day, Ill be to-morrow.
4. A wet Friday makes a wet Sunday.
5. Think twice speak once.
6. Take the ball with the top.
7. Time and patiences would bring a snail to Glen. (Sliabh Cuilceagh)
8. Its late to lock the stable when the horse is stolen.
9. A shut mouth leaves a wise head.
10. Little said easy made.
11. A ounce of sense is worth a tin of wit.
12. What you never had you never lost.
13. You'll not out the rabbit out of the bush its not it.
14. You never know the want of the water till the well goes dry.
15. The day you marry your wife you marry your daughter.
16. A light heart lives long.
17. Fish and feather go together.
18. The sight of you is good for sore eyes.
19. She pays him back with his own coin.
20. Set the beggerman on horseback & he'll outride the devil
21. Liars ought to have good memories
22. Altar wine is in wit is out.
23. Slow but sure like Murphy's ass.
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Get an eels' skin and wind it as tightly as possible around the affected part.
Place the sprained part under running water for some time each day until it is cured.
Get a posthumaus child to rub the sprain and say some prayers while doing so.
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Put on a horses halter and get someone to lead you across a stream three times.
Make salt very hot in a pan, put the salt in a woollen stocking a tie about your neck before going to bed.
Gargle with a glass full of hot water with a half teaspoonful of salt and bread soda in it.
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Cross over the back and then go under the belly of a donkey. Do this three times.
Two people married of the same name anything given by them like bread or jam is a cure.
Give milk, from which a ferret drank, to the sufferer three times.
Put a donkey's bridle on the person having this cough and drive the person three times across a stream flowing in a southern direction.
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2019-06-13 12:03
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Get nine thorns from a gooseberry bush and prick the sty once with each thorn while making the sign of the cross.
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Carry a small new potato around with you in your pocket.
Wear red flannel next your skin.
Eat plenty of new celery.
Sting yourself with nettles.
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Rub the ring worm with a gold wedding ring.
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Bathe the eyes in Lime water or cold black tea first thing every morning.
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2. Milk.
1. Why is a dog's tail like the centre of a tree?
2. because a dog's tail is fartherest from the bark.
1. What must be taken from you before you can get it?
2. Your photograph.
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In Corbyrock Mill, Pat Shails carried a weight of fifty six lbs. in his teeth up three flights of stairs and never let it down till he was at the top of the third flight
My great-great grandfather walked from Dublin to Aughatama about two miles from home.
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The World's greatest champion was in a fair in Monaghan. He held a twenty-fie foot ladder on his chin. The next thing he did
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Ned McCaffery of Ballinagall was promised a bag of indian meal with two cwts in it if he carried it from Monaghan to his own home which was about a mile from town. He did carry it and got the meal.
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My Grandfather went to a school up the old Ballybay road. The spot is there yet and there are fir trees growing in it and that is at my Uncle's lane. When they would be getting their holidays if the master went out they would not let him in for a half an hour. They used a slate and a slate pencil and there was a hole at the side of the slate and there was a string put through the hole and it hung round their neck.
The name of the master was Caldwell.
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leading the bear if it was wagging its tail and the men said "it was". Then the man said he was done and he said good-bye to his friends, so the bear snapped the man's head off.
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My Grandfather carried two cwts. of indian meal up our lane. This lane is situated in Crosses and is very very steep. It belongs to Mr Samuel Johnston who is still alive. It was he who carried the meal up the lane and he is now eighty one years of age.
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They shovelled up the mud with a shovel. Then the pike came up to the top of the water.
They put hair dulls (drills) [?] on a rod and put them in the river. Then when the pike came up it put its head into the dull [?] and the man then caught the stick and brought the pike out of the water.
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Mr Akens sold candles and soap at a penny halfpenny per gr.
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was -: he pulled Mr. O'Niell's big Ford car with his teeth. Then he held a cart-wheel on his chin. He caught the car by the Bumper and pulled it round the town.
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Sam Hodge, Tammy Hodge, and George Williamson can throw a fifty six lb. weight three yards. Sam Hodge is the best.
Walking
Johnny Boylan, and Willie Wallace waled forty-eight miles in one day from Monaghan to the Moy and back again.
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Once upon a time a man met two men leading a bear with a rope. The man said he would put his head in the bear's mouth.
The man led the bear over to the man and he put his in three or four times. The last time he put his head in, the bear got very angry. The man asked the men who were
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cry on until they were hoarse, " at last" he said " I made a mistake he only got married." The crying was changed to laughing "O the poor boy" said his mother " we'll wire in the morning please God for him to bring his wife with him for the holiday's. Pat broke the news that night.
Tom Donoghue
(Kathleen bareoan) Rockfield
Faha
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There was a man coming from a funeral one night and it was dark. As he came to a river to cross there was a woman standing there. She asked him to let her up on the horse with him to cross as there was no bridge. She was very thankful, "all I can give you for your kindness is that you'll know the language of all animals" she said. He went on and he heard his neighbour's dog barking. He said
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them throwing it out, and she turned back and rolled herself where the water was thrown and came into the house in her own shape.
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There were two Galway boys in England one time in the Customs. They always came home for Xmas. Their names were Pat & Jack. Jack got married as they said beneath him and he did not come this Xmas. He was sorry he could not come "Ill make it alright said Pat. Pat came home to see his people and went to see Jack's people. They were adjoining houses. He was welcomed and was asked why Jack did not come. He is dead said Pat. "There was a 'olagón' by father and mother, brother and sister. Pat left them
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Sa deire níor dhíol muíntir Taobh a' Cruich aon cíos. Bhíodh na báillí chúcha gach lá chun na h-ainmhidhthe a bhreith uatha. Nuair cídhfeadh muíntir Brandáin ag teacht iad ins na cóistí rithidís soir go dtí poínte na rangha agus dheinidís feadaóil suas go dtí muíntir Taobh a' Cnuic agus thógaidís na h-ainmhidhthe go léir go dtí an cnoch. Caitheadh na báillí dul abhaile arís gan aon rud aca.
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Siad seo na h-aontacha a bhiónn ag múintir na háite seo ná aonach an Daingin agus aonach Chaisleán Ghréighre. Siad na hainmhidhthe a bhíonn ann ná gamhna, bolláin, beithigh - ion laoigh, ba, agus caoiraigh. Nuair a bhíonn éinne ag déanamh an margaidh idir bheirt. An duine a bhionn ag díol na mbeithíoch síneann sé a lámh amach agus buaileann an duine a bhíonn ag déanamh an margadh é le'n a láimh féin agus sin comhartha go bhfuil an margadh déanta.
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Ins an Daingean a bhíonn príomh aonach an ceanntair seo. Bíonn sé ann an satharn deirineach de gach mhí. Dioltar beithígh, caoirigh, muca san aonach. Istigh i bpáirc a bhíonn na beithidhig á ndhíol, agus ar thaobh na sráide a bhiónn na muca agus na caoirigh á ndíol.
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mór de caoirig í Daingean ar an Satharn deirineach de mhi Lughnasa. Bionn aonach beithioch i gCaisleán gach Satharn deirineach de gach mhí.
Deineann na ceannuightheóirí na beithidhig do mharcál le breasail nó le pluid. Siad so na príomh aonaca de capaillibh a bhionn i Tráighlí, lá le Pádruig, Domhnach Cásga agus an céad la de Mhí Lughnasa.
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neach de gach mí agus bionn aonach muc i gCaisleán Ghréighre uair sa mhí leis.
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At Purt there is a Geraldine castle. The ruins are still to be seen. The young chieftain was hunting with his followed one day it was dark. before he returned home. On his way home he turned into the house of a poor man and asked for a meal for himself and his followers, the poor man had a beautiful daughter and the chieftain fell in love with her. His people deserted him and he fled to Tralee for protection. The people of the place made a song after him.
By the Teal's wave beknighted no stars in the sky.
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At Purt there is a Geraldine castle. The ruins are still to be seen. The young chieftain was hunting with his followed one day it was dark. before he returned home. On his way home he turned into the house of a poor man and asked for a meal for himself and his followers, the poor man had a beautiful daughter and the chieftain fell in love with her. His people deserted him and he fled to Tralee for protection. The people of the place made a song after him.
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A Purt castle, 2 miles from Abbeyfeale it is said that the Geraldines hid money and other gold things there when they were flighting to Tralee.
Once a fortune-teller woman told a man he would get gold, if he went there on a Friday night and to dig down 4 feet and to go there at 12 o'clock. He went there with another man and he took a lantern with him, he had been diging for five minutes when he heard a bull and the rattling of chains. Then he went home and knew that the woman only wanted money.
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he used to run in sports and get prizes. Tom Prendeville Bally Mac Elligott. Co Kerry about four miles from Tralee, was a famous walker, he used walk to fairs twelve miles off early in the morning and when he was a young man he used walk to the national schools selling apples, oranges, sweets and other things.
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A great number of uses can be got out of herbs, herbs grow in the land, there are some salty leaves, caiscarbain, heath dockleaves, furse bushes, macandawhow, the people eat salty leaves, caiscarbain is used for pigs, dockleaves is used for a burn and macandawhow is used for boils, water-cress is another herb which grows on damp places, and people eat it with salt.
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Morris Brosnan, Currans was a famous dancer, he used teach all the young people dancing, and he often stayed a forthnight in each house in the district, teaching dancing, and singing.
Conn Daily Currans was a noted runner
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The ruins of an old castle still remain in Glenalappa in the parish of Newtownsandes about nine miles from Listowel. When the Danes were in Ireland they threw shots at the castle from "Cnocán" a hill in Limerick and there were horses grazing on wet low land near the castle. When they heard the shots they ran with fright and the print of their hooves are still to be seen near the castle. It is said that it was a Lord of Munster that lived in it. There are ghosts and fairies been there now.
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During the Famine years a priest lived in Gorthnabroshes. His name was Father Fitzgerald. He lived in the parish for about two years and as a result of the Famine he removed to Firies. He build a little lonely road from the public one and the people still call it "bóithrín an tSagairt. About a mile from this district is a Mass rock. There are three holes cut into the rock which are supposed to be the Alter steps. This priest was supposed to say Mass there.
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Potatoe-cake was made. and oaten-meal. about a quarter potatoes and three-quarters flour.
Milk is used in kneading.
Some put a cross and more put two strokes on bread.
An oven is the name given to vessel which bread was made.
I don't know whether bread was baked in front of the fire.
Griddle- bread was made.
I don't know if any special kind of bread was made for any occasion.
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12. is (Mrs Guest) (Shinrone) (Cloughjordan) (Co Tipp)
13. There is the same amount of houses in the townland, that there was long ago.
14. There are one or two houses in ruins.
16. Some people emegrated.
17. The land is flat, some bogs.
18. There is some wood in our district.
19. The name of the wood is Behamore.
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1 My townland is Behamore.
2. My parish is Clopughjordan.
3. My barony is Lower Ormond.
4. There are twelve families in our townland.
5. There are sixty people in our townland.
6. The family name most common in our district is Armitages.
7. Some of the houses are slated, and more are thatched.
9. There are several old people in the townland.
10. They people dont know Irish
11. Some of the people can tell stories in English.
12. One of the woman that can tell stories
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There are two forges in our Parish John Clear and Mike Delahunt,
No their people have not been Smiths for many years. One is on Sopwell and one in Shinrone. The door is of no special shape.
I don't know how many fire places are inside.
The, Smiths shoe horses and asses but not cattle.
I don't know whether there is work done in the open air.
I don't know whether people send them gifts or not.
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There are three church yards in our Parish. Shinrone, Kilcommon and Killmurray
The three of them are in use. The church yard are not very level, There are no trees growing in them.
No the church yard contains no crosses tombs or monuments
I dont know of any story or tradition connected with the grave yards
Some families still use certain graveyards though they are much farther than the ones in their own Parish.
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We have dogs, cats, cattle, horses sheep pigs at home.
We have no names on the cows. The cows are tied with a chain around their necks.
The forms of tying are. tied around their horns. their legs with a rope and a chain around their neck
There are no branches of emblem hung in the cowhouse at any time to bring luck on the stock. In the horse's stable there are five stalls which we tie the horses in.
When we call hens we say Tuk. Tuk
for calves, suck suck. for pigs bock bock.
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There is one tailor in the district, They do the work at home.
No The tailor does not stock cloths. The cloth is not spun or woven in our district.
I don't know of any stories or traditions connected with tailors or tailoring.
He uses a sissors a machine.
Socks and stocking are knit.
locally. No the thread is not spun in the home
When a relative is dead people wear black.
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and frogs and worms for eels.
Shooting is still going on;
Some have double barrel guns and more have only single barrel guns.
They have certain kinds of dogs,
such as, English Setters, pointers
Retrievers, water spaniels, and Cockers
They shoot ducks and grouse in August
Partridge in September
Snipe in September
Woodcock in November and December and Pheasants in October.
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and cattle are marked with a scissor.
No the halter or rope does be given away.
The great fairs of the year is Roscrea.
There are no fairs held for sale of sheep.
Horses, There are special fairs for pigs
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The local fairs are held in Cloughjordan, Roscrea, Birr.
The fairs are nearly always held in towns.
The buyers do sometimes transact business in the country and at Farmer's Houses.
There are fairs that were held formerly are still continued
There are no local traditions of fairs held on hills in the neighbourhood of cemeteries or castles.
Some of them are held in streets and more have special places.
When an animal is sold back money is nearly always givien. It is called luck money. When a bargain has been made the parties shake hands.
Some of the sheep are marked with raddle
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The most harmful weed on our farm are-:
Pershaugh weed, thistles,
They spread rapidly & impoverish the land
Pershaugh and thistles are looked upon as growing where there is good land.
Maiden hair fern & dandlines & nettles are for medicinal properties,
Maiden hair fern cures nerves, dandlines for the liver, nettles for the blood
Dandlines for rabbits & turkeys
Thistles for asses
nettles for ducks
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Shrove Tuesday is most frequently marriage time.
Friday is an unlucky day for marriage & the month of May.
There are no matches made in our District
Money is sometimes given as dowry & stock and good are also given.
Shoes are tied after the car and pieces of cake are sent to friends rice and confettie are also thrown at them when they come out, and the Bride cuts the cake & the Bridegroom holds her hand.
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I live in the Townland of Tullybuck It is situated in the Parish of Clontibret in Co Monaghan in the Diocese of Clogher.
This is the way it got its name. It is situated on a hill and the land is soft and it gave the name Tulach Bóg the soft hill.
There are one hundred and fifteen acres. These are the crops they grow
Potatoes, Oat's Flax Turnips and hay
There are [?]
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Mr N. Tooher makes baskets.
He puts 24 switches and he weaves them untill it is about a foot deep, He starts at the top. They are made for potatoes and to feed cattle.
Mr Cavanagh makes ploughs of steel and Iron. He makes the whole plough.
Mr Brereton also makes them,
Mr J. Kennedy thatches, he begins at the bottom, and pulls out the straw so it will be straight, he fastens it off with scallops the winter times is generally the best time they thatch.
There is fishing still going on in the Brosna, It is in summer they fish. They have different sorts of bait for different fish, spool for pike
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There are no ancient crosses or standing stones in the parish
There are no ornamented stones in our parish
There are no stones in the District with peculiar markings or strokes or hollows on them.
There are no stone circle or "Druids Altars" or capped pillars in the parish.
There is one from the Devils Bit. in Mr Mohers Cangort Shinrone.
it is supposed to be the stone thrown by the Devil out of the Devils Bit.
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My Townland is Cangort
My Parish is Cloughjordan
My Barony is Clonlisk
There are ten famlies in our Townland
There are forty-five people in our Townland
The family name most common is Toohers
The most of the houses are slated there are a few thatched.
There are two old people in our Townland.
They know no Irish.
Some of them can tell stories in English.
Mrs Armitage Cangort Park Shinrone.
There are more houses now than in former times
There are no houses in ruins
Some people emigrated in former years
It is mentioned in no song or saying.
Some of the land is hilly and boggy but more
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near them. They accept, money, bread, tea, boot, and any cloths.
4 Some of them travel on foot and some by cars. They generally go in famlies, but they sometimes go in Bands.
5. Hutchinsons, Mc'Cormacks, Welshes, Doyles, Gormans, Quigley, The Quigleys and the Hutchinsons, They generally come to fairs, and at meals,
6 They tell stories and they bring news from Distant parts. No they local people never gather round to hear them.
7. Yes some of them are sweeps and more sell articles.
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1. We live very far from the road so no Travellers come to us, but they come to all the people near the road. They have being doing so for many years. Some of them are very poor but more of them sell things to earn their living. They get their supplies from Shops.
2. Yes some of them sell, laces, chairs, delf and flowers. Some people buys from them.
3. No they are very seldom welcome. They generally stay two nights in the one place if it was a comfortable place. In tents by the side of the road. They generally bring no food with them, but get it from the people
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1. When the eldest son of two first cousins married, he can cure Boils.
2. The cure for Tooth-ache is Iodine, and Breadsoda 2. Wild-fire, Ashes
3. A cure for warts is -: Spit on a straw and rub it to the wart then bury the straw and tell nobody where it is, by the time the straw has rotted, the wart will have disapeared, another cure for warts is to mix salt and butter-milk and leave the mixture to stand for eighteen days then apply it to the warts until they disappear.
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there is one ruined castle in our school District
It is in Behamore, Cloughjordan Co Tipperary.
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2019-06-12 13:11
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1. The Wood-Cock, Robin, Ducks, Wrens, Cuckoo, Thrush, Swallows, are seen locally
The Wood-C|ock, Swallow and cuckoo migrate.
2 The wren builds its nest in the ditch, The swallow builds its nest on the top of sheds and in eaves of houses.
The Corncrake in the meadow.
3. Some birds hatch their eggs three weeks and more for four weeks. The bird will never come back to that place again.
4 When the Cuckoo come early its a sign of fine weather and when it comes late its a sign of wet weather. When the Swallows fly high its a sign of fine weather and when they fly low its a
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2019-06-12 12:54
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I play nuts-in-may, ring-a-ring-a rosie, hie-gates, and a lot of other games.
They way we play nuts-in-may, there would be some people on one side, and more on the other side.
The way we play ring-a-ring-a rosie, is, all the people catch one anothers hands, and they make a round circle, and then they all say ring-a-ring-a rosie then they all fall down. The way we play hie-gates is, they all catch one anothers hands and they make a round circle,
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and then a few of them get out and tig somebody. We do amuse ourselves at nut-cracking. We do be out blackberry picking in Autumn. We do not make bird-traps in the winter. Children do not amuse themselves while sitting around the fire in winter.
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1. Starlings are seen locally. Those birds do not migrate.
2. The robin builds her nest in a hedge, and the swallow in a house-eave.
3. The blackbird eggs are white with green dots, etc.
4. Yes the weather can be judged by cuirluins [?] when they are bullling
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2019-06-12 12:44
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tell nobody where it is, by the time the straw has rotted the wart will have disappeared.
Another cure for warts is, to mix salt and buttermilk, and leave the mixture to stand for eighteen days then apply to the warts, until they disappear.
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1. The cure for wild-fire is if their are two people of the same name married, the blood of their child will cure wild-fire.
2. The cure for toothache is, whiskey, and breadsoda, and iodine.
3. The cure for a bleeding horse or animal. There is a woman living down the road, and she can cure an animal from bleeding, with a prayer, but nobody knows the prayer.
You spit on washingsoda and rub it to your warts, and it cures them.
Another cure for warts is, to spit on a straw and rub it to the wart, then bury the straw and
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1. There is a fort near Garrawn Cottage.
2. You go down Garrawn lane off the main road, going from Roscrea to Cloughjordan.
3. There is a big spring well in the centre of the fort.
4. There are bullets and hatchets, and guns, and bous and arrows, hidden in under the ground tunnel in the fort.
5. The people who own the fort, their names are Guests.
6. There is an under ground tunnel, running from Guests fort, to Ryans fort.
The Danes fought in this fort long ago.
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9. When their are heavy black clouds in the Summer, and a real hot day, it is a sign of thunder.
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1. When the sky is red in the evening, it is a sign of a fine day.
2. When the sky is full of stars it is a sign of frost.
3. When the spiders creep out it is the sign of rain.
4. A rainbow in the evening is a sign of fine weather.
5. A rainbow in the morning is a sign of bad weather.
6. When the sun goes down pale, it is a sign of rain.
7. When the swallows are flying low, it is a sign of rain.
8. When the swallows are flying high, it is a sign of fine weather.
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I play. Hide-gates, nuts in may, Rounders hide and go seek, Blind, man Buff.
For hide-gate a great many get in a ring and someone is out and tigs some-one in the ring and they run after them to catch them. Nuts in May there are two sides and two pull and which ever side pulls you go to it.
Rounders. There is one side in side a ring the other side outside the ring and you hit off the ball and who ever is outside trys to catch the ball and hit the person who's out.
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2019-06-11 23:15
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of it is good.
There is one wood.
Its name is The Valley Wood it is one acre
There are no rivers or lakes but there are streams in the Townland.
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2019-06-11 23:14
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sign of rain.
6.
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The name of the games I play are football, hurling, cricket and jumping.
Cricket is played by four two have cricket bats and two throw the ball.
The jumping is played in the Summer.
The games practised by boys is football and hurling.
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When the wind comes from the South, = Rain
When the wind comes from the East, = fine weather
When the wind comes from the West, Wind
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Signs of Rain:-
1. When the mountains meet the sky.
2. When the swallows fly low.
3. When there is a circle around the moon.
4. When dogs eat grass.
5. When your corns pain you.
6. "When the hollow winds begin to blow
When the clouds look black, the glass is low,
The soot falls down the spaniels sleep
And spiders from their cobwebs creep.
Signs of fine weather:-
When the swallows fly high.
When it is a foggy morning
When the sky is red at night
When the wind comes from the North, it is a sign of frost.
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Gladys Armitage
Cangort Park
Shinrone
Offaly
Newtown N.S. Cloughjordan
Co. Tipperary.
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Preshangh is the most harmful weed growing on our farm at home also thistles. The weeds are harmful because they spread rapidly.
There is a small plant, which grows in poor soil, and it is supposed to cure toothache.
Note
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2019-06-11 23:01
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The local Landlord was Lord Dun Alley. The family was settled in this district over 200 years ago. They were looked upon as bad Landlords. There have been evictions been carried on in our district. The evicted people went to America. The Landlords first came into possession when they got the land from the British in the seventeenth century. The Landlord exercised no powers over his tenants. They were not punished for trivial acts.
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The most harmful weeds growing on the farm are preshaugh weed, robin run the hedge, spunk, thistle, groundsell, tansy, and red poppies.
They are harmful because they spread quickly, and the preshaugh weed, thistle and spunk impoverish the soil.
The spunk, and thistle, are chiefly found in poor soil. Some weeds and herbs are useful for medicine. The yarra plant when boiled is good for back ache.
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He then asked one of his sevants to lead him to the lake to wash his eye. When he had his eye washed the servant remarked to him that the water was red.
From now on said the King this lake shall be called Loch Deirg Deirch.
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Long ago in the time of the Bards a certain King lived on the Galway side of the Shannon. The King had only one eye. Now a certain Bard who was very covetous came to the king and demanded his other eye.
The King knew if he refused the eye he would be made the laughing stock of Ireland. So he pulled out his eye and gave it to the King.
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turn the switches around to make the rim. There are other kinds of baskets which are called clives.
Long ago the people put the clives across the donkeys back to bring home turf because they had no roads.
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My father told me how to make baskets. They were made by my uncle. First he used to get sally switches
Then he put them into the ground in a ring. Second he put switches in and out through the one stuck into the ground to make the bottom.
Next to pull the basket out of the ground and
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with the animal for luck. The 12th January February and March are nearly the best fairs held locally. there are special horse fairs held in Nenagh. In ancient Ireland on fair days men collected for what they called "faction fights", and ash plants were used freely.
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The people had three meals a day but they had no tea only porridge at every meal. The time the people had their meals was at seven o'clock, twelve o'clock, and night. The people out in the country did not work before breakfast, but in the towns the people had to work until eight or nine o'clock. Anyone that had potatoes used them such as big people, so the poor people had nothing but porridge. There was hardly any milk used, because the people had no cows, there was a great many goats in the country, and it was mostly goats milk they used. The big people had bread, butter and eggs and many other things.
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1934.
Burns 3 kennedy Hair colour
Brereton Madden V. Dark 3
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Dunne O'Neill
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This parish comprises the district of Killodiernan, Monsea Dromineer and Knigh. It is situated in Lower Ormond. The parish of Killodiernan contains 3,476 acres. In 1837 its population was 1,348.
Monsea parish is situated chiefly in Lower Ordmond, part of it is in Arra. Monsea in Irish is Mong Saoi which means a soft, uneven surface. The old church in Monsea is about 400 years old. It is built in the sign of Henry VIII.
Dromineer.
The name is derived from Druim Inbhir, which means a ridge at the mouth of the river. The old church of this parish was built a very long time ago. It was probably built by the head of the McGrath clan in the 11th century or 900 years ago. It was built of very large blocks of granite and slate stones got on the margin of Lough Derg.
The castle of Dromineer is not old. It belonged to John Cantwell. It was not built by the O'Kennedys. Near Dromineer castle is a small ruined church which must have belonged to the Cantwells. The Cantwells were Anglo-Normans.
Knigh
The Irish word for Knigh is 'cnó' which means 'nuts'. The church of Knigh belonged to the Cannons regular
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of Tyone. The old castle of Knigh is nearby.
Tradition says it was built by the O'Kennedys and is about 400 years old. Knigh Turret, Lisquilibeen Castle; and Knockshegowna Castle are built on three hills in a line. They are afraid to be built by three brothers - O'Kennedys.
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Castle. I feel that my moments in this world are numbered, therefore I have little to fear in making a disclose that will horrify your soul. Your son, Gerald, was murdered! Ha! so you don't faint, or fume, or wince, or sigh; strange indeed! He was murdered, but not by me, it is true, but by my orders, and I paid the assassin well. I an not sorrow for it."
Then O'Brien turned to Fr. Anselmo; "Hist, thou old fool, the end justified the means."
Now O'Brien became a brute and cursed the priest. He wished from his heart he could stick his dagger into Keevan Connors again. He refused to repent; got his dagger & stabbed himself. He fell a senseless man on the ground.
Now Kathleen enters & fell down in agony beside her husband. When she revived they removed the corpse for burial. Kathleen became a maniac and died walking by the side of her dead husband. Both were buried by O'Kennedy.
Geraldine had not appeared during this scene and O'K. wished it to be held in secret from her. Fr Anselmo was elected one of the house of O'Kennedy. A year afterwards Fr. Anselmo united in wedlock Geraldine O'Brien
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and Keevan Connors. Thus ends the Legend of Dromineer Castle.
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The boy went home and, as children will, told a distorted version of the incident. His enraged mother arrived at the school and demanded to see Mr. Mac Namara "Sir, why did you call my son a moon? she cried "Madam" said he "I did not call him a moon. I designated him a far brighter constellation I called him a star.
The mother unable to retalliate retired crestfallen.
From that day until he died Norris was known by no other name in the district but "Star" Norris.
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The teachers in the Boys school were:-
Mr. McNamara
Mr Purcell
Mr. Quane
Mr. Tierney
Mr. Kiely
Mr.Molloy
Mr. T.D. O'Brien
There was another school where Tom O'Dwyer is living now. That was a Protestant free school. An attempt was made here to pervert Catholic children. Soup was given to entice them to attend. It failed but the cross is still called the Free school cross.
Many interesting anecdotes are told about the teachers. One is worthy of record.
Mr. MacNamara was a man of great humour but great dignity. Like many of the educated men of his day he was rather pedantic in diction. One day a boy named Jeremiah Norris failed to answer to his satisfaction. Mr Mac Namara turned to him and said "Jeremiah you are a star".
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hands and wishing other good luck.
When an animal is sold it is marked with red pencil or by putting a bit of mud on it. The halter is given to the man that buys the animal.
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The buyers used to buy at cross-roads and in the country and in the fields. They do not buy in those places now. There used to be fairs in Rockcorry and in Newbliss.
The fairs are held in a place called the cow-green. Once the animal is put into the yard it is paid for. The
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Ballybay, Clones and Monaghan. They are always held in the towns. They are held in a special field called the green.
There is no money paid on the cattle that is going in to the green nowadays, but long ago it had to be paid. Everyone would have to give a half crown to get in. There used to be a man for taking the money.
When an animal is sold now the man that buys the animal gets a luck-penny from the man that he bought it off. The luck-penny is given for the man to have good luck with the animal. It is from a shilling up.
When a bargain is made the two men show that they are satisfied by clapping others
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2019-06-11 13:00
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the mist and it stood alone on it.
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2019-06-11 12:59
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St. Patrick visited round here He was in Fir Breaga and he prayed very hard There are stones on Fir Breaga and the track of his knees is on them St. Patrick put the shamrocks from growing in Calliagh (townland in which Fir Breaga is).
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2019-06-11 12:58
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The biggest fairs that are held round here are held in
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2019-06-11 12:57
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Long ago St. Patrick travelled through Calliagh and he had two goats. It was said that someone from the townland stole one of his goats and St. Patrick cursed Calliagh and it is on it from that out.
One day long ago St. Patrick went in to John Moorhead's of Calliagh and the sun was shining through the window and there was a mist through the house. St. Patrick took off his coat, and he put it on
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never rotted in its grave. It is supposed from the time of the Holy Family every donkey has a cross on its back, and there was never any up to that. The old people say that when Our Lord was born the birds sang round the house in the middle of the night.
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2019-06-11 12:53
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Once when Brian Boru was in bed tired after warring with the North men, was he was looking up he say a spider making a web. It made five attempts to get from one rafter to another and the sixth time it got across. Brian got up out of
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Patron Saint. One of the many saints named Fintan was patron of Shanbogh (Father Corrigan.) None of the local inhabitants seems to know any details of this St. Fintan. They seem to take for granted that their St. Fintan was the only Fintan.
Saint Fintan's Well.
According to Mrs green Father Corrigan's information re St Fintan's well is not quite correct. He definitely places it a few fields west of the old church
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2019-06-11 12:45
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Kinnitty is a little village west of the Slieve Bloom Mountains it is called Kinnitty (Ceann Eitigh) because the head of an Irish lady called Ita is supposed to be buried somewhere in it around a Castle called Castle Bernard. my home is situated in this village, in the Townland of the Walk, and the barony of Ballybrit. There are only about eight families in this Townland, including no more than forty people, young and old, the old people are over seventy, a few of them can speak Irish and they can sing Irish songs too. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are east of Kinnity, they are called the blooming mountains, they are called after Bladh a son of Bryan a captain of the Celtic invaders of Ireland many centuries before Christ. There is no very common name in the Walk but there are two families named Daly.
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divide the money between them or buy something for it. This is a (ryhme) rhyme they sing.
The wren, the wren the king of all birds.
On St Stepohens she was caught in the furze.
All though she is little.
Her family is great.
Rise up gentlemen and ladies and give us a treat.
We hunted this wren this live long day.
Through guttery gaps and yellow clay.
We caught this wren.
We shaved her beard.
I wish you a happy Christmas.
I carry my club, in my hand my dripping pan.
I think myself a jolly old man.
All silver and no brass, help the wren to get a glass.
Up with the kettle and down with the pan.
Give us our answer and let us be gone.
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The wren boys go around on St. Stephen's day. It is usually the small boys who go with the wren. First of all they dress up in old clothes clothes and put vizards on their face so as to disguise themselves. Then they get a bush and decorate it with ribbons and other things. They have a mouth organ or some other instrument. They go around from house to house gathering money. The also sing songs and dance. When they come home they divide the money between them. It is mostly in the evenings that the big men go around or at night. They also dress up, some as boys and some as girls. They go around on bicycles and they have a fiddle or bagpipes. One plays and the rest of them dance. They do this at every door. Sometimes they get money and sometimes cake or whatever they ask for. They
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whom he disliked. Anyone who kept a greyhound was evicted, for they might kill some of the game. Anyone caught in part of the bogs where the game was also evicted. Hares and rabbits were very plentiful but anyone who killed any was evicted. Sometimes Trench would evict the people whether they could pay the rent or not, whomever he had a grudge against. At one time the people had to pay tithes which was money to keep up the Protestant church and ministers. They had to give one tenth of their money or produce each year. If they did not pay it it was taken from them in cattle, corn or other produce. there were three or four generations of Digbys. One is living in England still. He owns the woods and the game in the bogs in the barony of Geashill. There are a lot of gamekeepers working for him still keeping the game from being killed. Lord Digby seldom comes to Ireland now.
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2019-06-11 09:50
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There are two graveyards in Killeigh at present. Both are old. Many people are buried in them. There is one very old cemetery in Killeigh. It is round the Protestant Church, which was a Convent long ago. It is consecrated ground and up to a few years ago Catholics were buried in it. Protestants are buried in it now. There is a lane leading from the Tullamore road and from Ballinvalley road to this church and graveyard. It is called the church lane. It is a very dark and lonely lane and some people say that there were ghosts seen there. Years ago there was a little chapel in Fenter. It had a thatched roof. It was called Tampleteeheen. There was no graveyard there. There are no ruins there now. There are a lot of trees
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2019-06-11 09:42
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growing there at present.
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The people put up a May bush on the first of May to honour the Blessed Virgin. It is the custom to put up a May bush on the first of May. Most people put up a May bush on the first of May. The May bush is made from egg shells and flowers.
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2019-06-11 09:39
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Fenter is the name of my townsland. The name of the house is Fenter lodge. The parish is Killeigh and the barony is Geashill. There are eight families in the district. There are seven houses in the district slated and only one thatched. There are only two people in the district over seventy years of age. There is no lake around here but there is a river, it begins on our land and it runs through the fields until it reaches the mill race in Killeigh. Then it runs along the side of the old school and from that on to Gurteen
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bridge. It is called the Clodagh. The spoil is very good around this townsland. The crops grow very well and they never fail because the land is dry and hilly.
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I live at Newtown which is a townland in the parish of Killeigh. There is a small lake on our farm and the ruins of an old house, from which there is is supposed to be an underground passage leading about a quarter of a mile in which there is treasure hidden behind (and) an iron door. Nobody ever tried to open it or to look for the treasure.
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There is also a wood on our farm. In the middle of the wood there is a famous well called "Tubberfin". The water is said to be the best. Delicate people are recommended to drink the water.
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My native is Killeenmore of which I know very little about. Only one particular gap is called the boxing gap where two Fenians fought one whole day long. Then a priest came up and saw them. They were fighting so hard that they took no notice of him, only fought away. Then the priest walked over to
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where they had left their shirts and wiped his feet in them. And inside the year the tow of them died.
There is another story told about another man who is said to have been a spy in a wood near by. He was shot by the Black and Tans, and since that the wood was called the spies wood. The spy was shot in the year 1918. There is also an old mill and stream which is now partly worn out. At one time there were nearly fifty families in Killeenmore where there is only one now. It is mostly a tillage district and has but very little history.
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2019-06-11 09:22
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Give us some of your Christmas pie
If we don't eat it we will leave it by.
Give us some of your Christmas ale.
If we don't drink it we will have it for sale.
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2019-06-11 09:21
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Our landlord was Lord Digby. He lived in Geashill in a castle. The ruins of the castle are there now. It was burnt down during the troubled times. Lord Digby was a Rear Admiral. The Dempseys owned the barony of Geashill before Lord Digby. He married Miss Dempsey and in that way became owner of the Barony of Geashill. He spent most of his time in England where he owned large estates. Some winters he came over to hunt. He left the charge of his estates mostly in the hands of his agents. One of his agents named French was disliked greatly by his tenants. He evicted anyone
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called the "Black Abbots". There are no Abbots or monks of that order in Ireland now, but there is one house in England. One convent covered the high part of the field at the back of the ruins that can be seen in the lower end of the village. It is said that these ruins are no part of the abbey or convent, but were built to keep the Abbey in history, at the request of a very saintly parish priest of Killeigh. The Rev Fr Kinsella. All the houses in Matthews' farmyard are built from the stones of the Abbey. All the land around Killeigh belonged to the monks. The present road is made through the graveyard, the old road being the Church lane, and it is said that some of the doorsteps, hearth flags, and window sills in some of the houses in Killeigh are tombstones and headstones from the graveyard. The parish church was in Fenter
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My native district is Killeigh. It is one of the most historical villages in Ireland. First of all in the years 1200 or 1300 it was the Eclesiastical capital of the diocese of Kildare. There are several bishops buried in the old graveyard, and about 350 or 360 priests and monks buried there. All the old Catholic families are buried in the old graveyard which is situated at the back of the present Protestant Church. There (are) were two or three convents for men and a convent for women. The womens convent was built at the back of the present post office. there were different orders of monks, one was
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They are sowed during the spring. The drills are made by a plough. Then the seed is sown. Each potatoe is cut into two parts. Each seed is dropped about a foot from the next. Then the seed is covered with manure. After that the drills are closed with a plough. There are many different kinds of potatoes sown in this locality such as, Leinster wonders, Skerries, Champions, Spies of Abundance, Shamrocks, and Epicures. Some potatoes are earlier than others so as to come in before the main crop when the potatoes are scarce. The potatoes are wet during the Summer. They are taken out with a spuddler. They are put in pits, made of clay, then straw is piled on top of the pits
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2019-06-11 08:54
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When the pigs go wild it is the sign of a storm.
When the Wild geese begin to cry it is the sign of rain.
When rain comes the goat will come home if she is out.
When a brown frog is seen it is the sign of fine weather.
When a black frog is to be seen it is the sign of rain.
If people have corns and if they trouble them it is the sign of rain.
When the bats are seen flying around at night it is the sign of fine weather.
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2019-06-11 08:52
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around the moon it is the sign of rain.
When the Dublin red is in the sky early in the morning it is the sign of rain.
When the crickets come out of their nests it is a sign of fine weather.
When people that are troubled with pains and suffer from them it is the sign of rain.
When a cold watery fog comes bad weather will generally follow.
When the rays of the sun are up high in the sky it is the sign of rain.
When the rays of the sun are low it is the sign of rain.
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When the smoke is going out of the chimney straight it is the sign of fine weather.
When the crow flies low it is the sign of rain.
When the weather is fine and the dust blows round the road it is the sign of rain.
When the curlews begin to roar it is the sign of rain.
When the sheep gather into a crowd together it is the sign of rain.
When the summer goat begins to bleat it is the sign of fine weather.
When there is a circle
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Some years ago a retired policeman was at a party. During tea he mistook a cork d'oiley for a pancake lifted it on his piece plate and buttered it but when he began to cut it he thought it was ham. To hide his embarrassment at having buttered it he took it in his fingers and quickly devoured it.
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2019-06-11 00:11
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Once there was a girl very ill, and the Clergyman was sent for to come and see her. He said for her people to take a lot of silver coins and hide them at the root of an ash tree in Drumgrone. They were to remain there till she would die, they were never found not even after she died.
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2019-06-11 00:09
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lake. Soon the chest was up over the water and the chains broke, and the chest fell back and so it remains still.
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never lights.
The earth.
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2019-06-11 00:08
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There is a hidden treasure in a grave in Scotshouse graveyard where a man who had been very wealthy man is buried. Having made his coffin long before he died he is supposed to have put a lot of gold in his coffin. Some years ago an attempt was made to recover it when the tomb which is over the grave was broken.
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2019-06-11 00:06
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There was a man caught a fairy and asked it for a treasure. The fairy said to get two black horses without a white hair and the man did so. The fairy led him the way to a lake at Drum and said there was a chest of gold in the
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Monaghan town.
Peter Carroll has a field on his farm and it is called the sand-hole field because there is sand in a hole in it. The Bog Cross is so called because Corlecle bog is convenient
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The wild birds commonly found in this country are wild geese, wild ducks, water hens, snipe. Other birds to be seen are robin, thrush blackbird, sparrow wren, gold-finch and lark.
The robin, thrush, blackbird and gold-finch build their nests in the hedges, while the lark builds its nest upon the ground,. and the wren builds
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2019-06-10 23:57
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There was a field long ago and it was called the field of the wild animals. It was called that because the wild animals were kept there. The animals would not get out of it. This field was in Raw.
There was a other field in Dooskey. It was called the glen field because there was a glen at the foot of it.
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2019-06-10 23:55
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Three mile house is called that name because it is three miles from
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2019-06-10 23:55
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Peter had land and an old house there.
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2019-06-10 23:54
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river in Drumlinny, Greagh river in Greagh.
These are Gavin's fields- the hill, the garden, the meadow, the bottom the narrow field, the corn-field, the back field.
Wright's rock in Stranooden McEntee's rock in Corcaghan, McCarville's rock in Greagh, Glen's hollow in Drimlinny, Gavin's hollow in Stranooden, McPhillips' hollow in Stranooden.
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river in Drumlinny, Greagh river in Greagh.
These are Gavin's fields- the hill, the garden, the meadow, the bottom the narrow field, the corn-field, the back field.
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2019-06-10 23:50
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The road that comes down by Duffy's is called Peter's Street because a man named
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2019-06-10 23:49
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There was supposed to be a holy well in the townland of Loist. This well was down on low ground on a meadow. This well was in Micky Smith's farm. A long time ago people used to go to that well. They don't go to it now because no one had any belief in it and in that way it went down.
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2019-06-10 23:47
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There was a holy well in Stranooden in Clerkin's field. People went to it every year. It cured people that had pains. It was in the field beside the road. The
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2019-06-10 23:45
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people got bottles of it and rubbed it where the pain was. They had to rub it on three times and then they would get better.
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2019-06-10 23:44
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There is a holy well in Aghabog Churchyard in the trunk of a tree. It is small but the people go to it to get warts cured.
The people say there is a holy well in afield beside an old house in Drumbrain. It is said that St. Columbanus was connected with it. The people used to carry cans of water from it.
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2019-06-10 23:40
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field. When he came to this bush, he was tired. He sat down under the bush and he stayed all night there. From that on it was called Fluck's bush.
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2019-06-10 23:38
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Most of the fields in our farm have a name. There is a field called Finlay's acre, because there was a man lived in it called Finlay, who had an acre of ground.
There is another field called the well-field, because there is a well in it. there is another field called bush field because there is a bush inside in it. There is another field called the
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2019-06-10 23:36
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There is a field in our farm called the crockin. It is called the crockin, because a priest named Croakin preached on it one day long ago (?Curraichín?)
There is a stream running through Johnny McMurray's field Corravilla. It is called McMahon's stream because a Bishop named McMahon lived there.
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2019-06-10 23:33
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There was a bush on Denard's field Drumlinny. It was called Fluck's hot because one day a priest named Rev. Tom Fluck was going through this
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because it is standing alone and no one is allowed to cut it down.
There is a place on the Liscomiskey road and it is called the "money cawm" because it is said that the fairies left money in it.
On Peter Deighan's farm of Drumhilla there is a small field on it down beside a glen and it is called the horses field because every night about eighty years ago there would be a crowd of small horses galloping round the field and from that on it was called the horses' field
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2019-06-10 23:27
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foot. Priests had to dress like common men to save their lives.
People who pretended to be great with the priests is the ones that will tell where the priest is. In the time of the Penal laws the Catholics would not be let into any job.
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2019-06-10 23:26
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In the townland of Liscomiskey on John Hackett's farm there is a hollow place at the foot of a field and it is called the "ault" because the fairies used to reside there.
In the same townland there is also a lone bush at the head of the ault. It is called to
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2019-06-10 23:24
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leave it down on the stone to rest just for about a minute, and then they go into the graveyard for burial.
When Threemile-house chapel was building, the people were deciding where the graveyard would be so they appointed a night to hold the meeting. The next morning although it was the month of June, there was two foot deep of snow in this field about a mile and a half from the church. As there was no snow any other place they consented to have the graveyard there, where it still remains.
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2019-06-10 23:20
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The nearest place where Mass was celebrated in olden times was down at Drumsnatt, Threemilehouse. There is a large stone at the spot, and nowadays when there is a funeral at it, the men who are carrying the corpse
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2019-06-10 23:18
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Katie's garden, Calleagh bush, Moorhead's field, the long field, the flan field, the fall field, the grass-seed field, the field under the garden, the hill, the bottom, the short field, the meadow, the meadow under the road.
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2019-06-10 23:16
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Our fields are the front field, the second field, the meadow, the garden. These are McPhillips' fields - the meadow, the half-acre, the long field, Callan's wall, the rushy field, the liye-field, McEntee's field and the hill.
Rivers are McEntee's river at the Monaghan Road, Drumbinny
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2019-06-10 12:34
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Names of our fields: the field before the street the field under the street, the long bottom, the back bottoms, the well-field the wee hill and the fort hill, Tommy's two fields, the long garden and the wee garden.
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2019-06-10 12:33
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Names of our fields: the bush field, the lane field, the wee field, the spring well field, the field before the door, Kettie's (Katie's) three fields, the field behind Katie's, the field behind the house, the field with the two trees, Polly's field, Patrick's wee field, Patrick's big field
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2019-06-10 12:23
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About fifty years ago there lived a man in Kinnitty named Bill Fennelly he was so swift a runner that he was called The Telegraph. Though he was often offered boots and shoes he always travelled bare-footed, and earned his living by bringing urgent messages long distances, for farmers and other people.
Once a gentleman driving a pony-trap to Tullamore gave him a lift. When they reached a hill the gentleman allowed the pony to walk, and half way up the hill Bill said "Please Sir let me down for I'm in a hurry". When on the ground he ran and ran and the gentleman did not overtake him, for he climbed hedges, over fences and through fields he went.
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2019-06-10 12:16
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1. Why need you never be short of a stick in Main Street?
Canes are there. (Keane.)
2. What brand of cigarettes can now be obtained in the Walk?
Wills
3. Why are you surprised to see the inmates of the School House sewing?
They are all pins (Halpins)
4. To whom in Ballincur should most sympathy be given?
Failin' (Phelan)
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2019-06-10 12:12
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1, Why is a boxer like the mountain east of Kinnitty?
2. Why need you never be thinking in Church Street?
3. Why would you prefer to stay in Main Street on a foggy day?
4. What fish can always be had in Kinnitty?
Answers.
1. He'd knock a man. (Knocknaman)
2. A coffee stand's there. (Mr Coffey)
3. Always clear there (Cleare)
4. Roach, (Roche)
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And its now in that church yard
They lie in repose.
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We were robbed of our chapel o long, long, ago.
All by red cromwell's command
And by a cursed body of yeomen
with vengeance they came to our land
Our vestments they tore from our Stors [?]
But our spurges against them did stand
For God in his love did, protect them
In Kilcommon the charming townland.
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The fire is refused for to burn them
For blessed they were by the lord
And the waters refused for to sink them
But in hell they will find their reward.
Those trator being led on by Luther
like mayrtors we had for to stand
To see our fine chapel consuming
In Kilcommon the charming townland.
6 The people in crowds did surround it
The birds melonchley did sing
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2019-06-10 12:00
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The smoke it ascended to Heaven
But God's vengeance on them it will bring.
So now to conclude and to finish,
My pen in scare able to command,
To mention my name it is treason
But I dwell in that charming townland.
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2019-06-10 11:58
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it to her and let her eat it. said the man. They did that and when the man went off. O isn't that a clever man said one of the men to the other. Look at what we were trying to do.
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awaiting decision