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2020-10-20 14:25
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sorts of work, hard or easy. He said there is an enchanted house over there, that nobody could live in. He asked (would) if he would stay (for) to night and He said he would. He agreed to stay for a quart of gold a bottle of whiskey, fire and light, pipe and tobacco. He went to the house that night and in the middle of the night all the noise began and held until cock-crew. Next day he went to get his hire. He was surprised to see him for He was the first man that lived there. He gave him his hire and agreed for the same for the next night. All went in the same way the next night. He went for his hire the
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2020-10-20 13:33
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A poor man had a young family and he had no way to support them. He had to go away to earn for his family. The first day and night he set out he could not get any earning or shelter. In the middle of the night when he was passing a lonely place a voice called him and told him to take the biggest hire he would get. Late in the evening He called to a gentleman's house looking for work. The gentleman asked him what work he was used to do He said he could do all
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2020-10-20 13:31
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5 Tomhais :- Céard a chaithfeas tu a déanam sul a thiocfas tú amach as cárr.
Frg - dhul isteach
6 Thomais - Cé'n rud a bhfuil croidge ina chloigeann
Freagra:- Crann Gabáiste
7 Tomhais :- Bíonn sé amuigh san oidhche agus istigh sa ló
Frg - Corrlab dorais.
8 Tomhais :- Coileach sa ghleann is e damhsa ar leath-chois.
Frg - Gúsan Fraoigh
9 Tomhais :- Ta sé dubh agus ta sé bán agus ta uilig léighte.
Frg_ Ppaipéar Nuaidheacht
10. Thomais:- Ceárd a dhéananns peire bróg
Frg Dhá bhróg
11 Tomhais:- Teachtaire beag ó theach go theach agus bíonn se amuigh san oidhche
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2020-10-20 13:23
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(1) Tomhais:- Is beag is is mór é is cosamhail le bairéad m'athaire mór é
Freagra:- An similéar
(2) Tomhais:- Ce'm taobh de'n bhád ba mhaith leat a bheith nuair a bhéadh sí ag séoladh
Freagra:- An taobh istigh
(3) Tomhais:- Cé'm rópa stopanns an ghaoth
Fgr An rópa chrothas th u
4 Tomhais:- Ceard e an rud ius f éarr amuigh
Frg Droch Fhiacal
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2020-10-20 13:19
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2020-10-20 13:18
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7 Cirin About
Sé an caoi á numritir cirin about bionn sgata gasur o in na deidh a ceile agus buaileann duine oca an cead gasur le na laim annsin teigann an gasur a fuair an buile agus mas é a buail e tugann se go dtí an bar é agus leanann sé mar sin.
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2020-10-20 13:17
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7 Cirin About]
Sé an caoi á numritir cirin about bionn sgata gasur o in na deidh a ceile agus buaileann duine oca an cead gasur le na laim annsin teigann an gasur a fuair an buile agus mas é a buail e tugann se go dtí an bar é agus leanann sé mar sin.
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2020-10-20 13:15
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2020-10-20 13:15
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Se an caoi nimritir an sionnac agus an ngandal bionn an sionnac agus an gabdal ag troid agus ag iarraid [?] a ceapad agus leanann siad mar sin go inbiod na gaislíní ceapaid aige.
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2020-10-20 13:13
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Sé an caoí a nim ritir tart an cripa bionn gasur ag suidé sios o na ceile agus beif cripa ag gasur agus geobaid sé theart ag na paiste cé bfuil an cripa aige agus na ta se cear ní abrocaid tada annsin abrocaid an duine a bhí af cuir tart an cripa firaid se do duine mead buile a tubaroid se do na paiste. a bhí acripa cé meid buile a tubroid se [?]
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2020-10-20 13:07
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1 Is fearr ceathramh coinín na trí ceathramh cait
2. Connaic mé theana thú ars an cath leis an mbainne bruidtí.
3. Is túisge deoch ná sgéal.
4. Ní mar síltear biodtar.
5 Colceathar án gan bhás an codladh.
6 Is fearr rith maith ná droc chasad.
7 An rud a sgríobhad an púca léigheann sé féin e.
8 Níor bhris focal maith diacal ariamh
9 Nuair a bhíonn's an t-ól istigh bíonn an ciall amuigh
10 Níor dhótigh an séan chat e féin ariamh.
11 Is binn bhéal in a dtost.
12 Is dána an rud madadh ag doras féin
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2020-10-20 13:02
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Freagra:- snáth roiste
21. Muiltín iarann agus ruball olna as.
Freagra:- Snáthad Mhór agus snaithe olna aistí
22. Teachtaire beag ó theac go teach agus bíonn sé amuigh san oidhche
Freagra:- Casán.
23. As fuil s' a feoil a dfás sé ní fuil s' ni feoils' ní chnámh é, Baintear an ceann dó gl eastar deoch dó agus réidthigheann séidir caraid agus namaidh.
Freagra:- Peann Eleite.
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2020-10-20 12:56
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15. Muiltín breág a thuit leis an alt agus níor briseadh cnánh ná croiceann leis
Freagra:- Seilmide.
16. Gearáinín Sceadáilte babáilte donn shiubhalfadh sí Éire agus n i fhluicfadh sí bonn.
Freagra:- beach
17. Chuaidh sé suas an bóithrín táinig sé anuas an boithrín agus thug sé an bóithrín ar a dhruin leis
Freagra:- Dréimire.
18. Chomh bán lé bainne chomh h-árd le balla chomh dearh le fuil chomh milis lé mil.
Freagra:- ubhall
19. Bíonn se amuigh san oidhche agus istigh sa ló.
Freagra:- Corlúb an doras
20 Céard ta níos cama na an abhann
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2020-10-20 12:50
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1. Do mbheidtheá sgaltá ag neantí [?] chuirfheadh croide cupóg air.
2. Da mbheid an brutínach ar duine, bruitfea neantogí agus tabhairfea an sug den duine sin.
3. Da mbeadh casachtach ar duine, bhainfea bhádhcrainn agus bruigthea iad, Cuirthea uisge batha agus siucra trid
an sugh agus olfadh siad e sin.
4. Bainfeadh siad carraigín agus bruiteadh siad air bhainne é agus olfadh siad an sug le h-aigead an slagain.
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2020-10-20 12:42
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5 Boglais agus min-coirce
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2020-10-20 12:41
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tá mé óg go leor agus ní phosaid me ac grad mo croide
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O is go tuige nac dthigin tú bhrádh geal agus máir le mó mhuinntir fein, o is do tuige nac dtigin tú ghrad agus mair leobta uilig go leir.
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2020-10-20 12:39
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Bhí me lá go bronac in mo cheoltanín ag tuin an tíge ag, go sírídh silead doiriní is mé ag cúrdh le na cailíni, ní suim a bhí na nglor agam sé is doca gur ag magadh bím ac
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2020-10-20 12:38
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Eirig suas a Shean agus cuir isteach na lacain,
Bliadain is an oidce areir a guideadh an gandal bacach.
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Bhá mhaith an gandal é phóir na ngeabha breaca punt is fiche cluach ar bhainfhidh, dhó ins an Carrac.
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2020-10-20 12:34
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is í na seasam í lar íolán an rí
(A) Is deas í do baidín a Paidin, an bad in is deise ar an gcún, an,
Carraigh an ghilisg da plucadh, agus sciopadh sí an bárnach ón bunn.
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2020-10-20 12:32
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A Sluipín Macan dar lion ba leach thú nuair a bheithead ag arda na gceann iantor ní raib grían na gealac an ac gaoí mhóir is baisteac is gan fios cen cearna a raibh do tríall
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2020-10-20 12:25
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Thoghamar an tráthnona Domnaigh i gcóir na canndála i chuaidh an scéal amach ó bheál g beál go mbíodh canndaíl mhór i mBaile na Giúisighe i go mbéadh rud maithe Fiúmtamhla le fágail ann
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2020-10-20 12:22
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bhrís ar a fhoidhne aige. "Ó! Mhuise" ar seisean, "ba mhaith liom, a chailligh go mbeadh Éire uiole eadhrainn". Comh luath is a bhí sin ráidhte aige, do scuabadh ó na chosa é agus n ior stopadh é gur cuireadh i dtuaiseart na h-Éireann é, an áit 'na bhfuail Donnchadh Diagh anois, An t-am ceadhna do thógadh a bhean, Mhaire agus a thig sios thar Daingean Uí Chúise amach ar imeall na Farrge Móire. Glaodhthar "tig Móire" ar an ait úd go dtí an lá indhiú. Dá mbáil leath cur sios ar aitheanna ana-fhada ó'n achéile, tá sean-fhocail a deireann "chomh fada le tig Mhóire Ó Donnchadh Diag.
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2020-10-20 12:21
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bhrí ar a fhoidhne aige. "Ó! Mhuise" ar seisean, "ba mhaith liom, a chailligh go mbeadh Éire uiole eadhrainn". Comh luath is a bhí sin ráidhte aige, do scuabadh ó na chosa é agus n ior stopadh é gur cuireadh i dtuaiseart na h-Éireann é, an áit 'na bhfuail Donnchadh Da=iagh anois, An t-am ceadhna do thógadh a bhean, Mhaire agus a thig sios thar Daingean Uí Chúise amach ar imeall na Farrge Móire. Glaodhthar "tig Móire" ar an ait úd go dtí an lá indhiú. Dá mbáil leath cur sios ar aitheanna ana-fhada ó'n achéile, tá sean-fhocail a deireann "chomh fada le tig Mhóire Ó Donnchadh Diag.
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2020-10-20 12:13
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is full of evil magic." The Prince did as he was told. It was not long before they reached the place where the Prince had saved the hare's life. "And, now, Prince," said the horse "sprinkle a few drops of the 'Water of Life' on the Princess and she will awaken again". He did so and the Princess stood before them. "And now it is time for us to part," said the horse. "Take the bridle from my head and put it and the whistle where you got them." Then the horse said good-bye to him and went to his home again.
The Prince was very glad to have the Princess again, so he went to his Father's castle with her. The marriage between him and the Princess was again prepared for and, this time, all went well and nothing happened to upset the wedding, and the Prince and Princess Beautiful were made man and wife and lived happy to the end of their days.
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2020-10-20 12:02
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"Where will I get it?" said the Prince. "It can be found", said the hare, "Under yon rock lies a golden bridle. It has lain there for a hundred years and beside it lies a golden whistle. The sound of that whistle will bring a horse which will carry you to the dwarf's castle and give you the "Sword of Sharpness". But this horse is wild to look at for it breathes smoke and fire from its nostrils and its eyes are like burning coals. But don't be afraid. Put the bridle over its head and it will come very tame." The Prince thanked the hare for the advice and did as he was told. He mounted on the horse's back and got the "Sword of Sharpness." Then he set out for the dwarf's castle. He rode on and on, and at last, he saw a large iron castle. "Look, Prince" said the horse. "That is the dwarf's castle. They went on until they came to a Castle gate. "Now, Master," said the horse, "take thy sword from its sheath and be ready, for the dwarf will be here any time." The Prince looked up and wondered to see the great black cloud that had gathered above them. "Beware", cried the wild horse, "It is the dwarf and he is about to strike." Just as he spoke darkness drew about them and, through the darkness, shot through a bright flash. It was the dwarf's sword that struck at the Prince, but the horse was as quick as the dwarf. He sprang aside and the sword drove so deep in the earth that the dwarf could not get it out again. Then the Prince raised the "Sword of Sharpness" and struck at the cloud. His blow was so sharp that the dwarf's head was cut from his body and fell at the Prince's feet. Then the Prince alighted and cut off the dwarf's beard and wound it round him. Then he went into the garden. As he went through it, he saw the Princess lying asleep. He tried to rouse her, but she didn't move. "Master" said the horse, "this is an enchanted sleep. Fill your flask at the fountain with the 'Water of Life', and then let us go for this place
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2020-10-20 11:20
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A long time ago there lived a King. He had only one son. There also lived near them a Princess known as Princess Beautiful. This Prince was courting the Princess. She loved him very much and was willing to marry him. So the marriage between them was to "come off". The guests from far and near were invited, and among these was a dwarf who had a great notion of the Princess. He was a very powerful magician and was also malicious. He was "wee" and ugly, but his great pride was of his beard which was seven feet long, and every hair of it was pure gold. When the dwarf heard that they were to get married he was raging, and he swore that even still she should take him for a husband and if not she would be nobody. But he still did not tell this to anybody. He went to the wedding. All were in the Church, and the Prince and Princess stood before the Altar. The Priest was about to make them man and wife when a wild noise of whistling, roaring and rending rose outside. Then the doors were burst open, and a terrible hurricane swept up the aisle and caught up the Princess Beautiful, and the Prince tried to hold her, but all in vain. She was swept away, no one knew whither. The Prince was in great despair. The Princess father was very angry and said to the Prince: "Go and find her, or your life shall answer for it." The Prince wished nothing better. So he set out. He rode for a good many miles. At last he entered a forest, and, as he went through it, he heard a pitiful cry. He looked round and saw a hare caught in a trap. He went over and relieved it. Then the hare said to the Prince:- "You have saved my life, and I am very grateful to you". I know why you are here and whom you (spe) seek. To find the Princess will be a hard task for it was that bad dwarf who rose the tempest, and he has her under an enchantment in his Castle, and you must overcome the dwarf and, to do this, you must have the Sword of Sharpness."
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2020-10-19 23:49
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Bhí fear ann aon uair amháin agus bhí nó dhubh aige. Bhí an bó mdhiaidh bhreith.
Leig sí amac an bhó lá amham agus chamig an oidhche agus n i rabh an bhó le fágháil aige lá thar na bharach leig sé amach an gamham agus thoisigh
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2020-10-19 23:49
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Bhí g=fear ann aon uair amháin agus bhí nó dhubh aige. Bhí an bó mdhiaidh bhreith.
Leig sí amac an bhó lá amham agus chamig an oidhche agus n i rabh an bhó le fágháil aige lá thar na bharach leig sé amach an gamham agus thoisigh
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2020-10-19 23:45
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here for life. The King told the third to tell a story and he said he was not able to tell one but the Queen would tell one for him. The Queen was it was not Hughdies fault but
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2020-10-19 23:42
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took sledges and hammer and broke me up and put me in here under the smoke and dust. The King told the second to tell a story and the second said he was not able to tell a story but the cases of the door would tell a story for him. The cases said it was the nicest tree in the garden and that the branches hung down and they took a saw and cut it down and put it in
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2020-10-19 23:40
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said he was able to tell a story. The King asked the first to tell a story. He said he was not able to tell a story but the flag of the door would tell a story for him. The flag started to move and started to speak. The flag said it was the nicest stone on the seashore and that many a one came and sat on me and told many a story sitting on me they
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2020-10-19 23:37
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King came back they told him a bundle of lies and that he was going to be hung at twelve o'clock that night and there came a knock on the door. He would let no one in only a person that would be able to tell a story. He said he was able to tell a story so they let him (down) in. The second knock came to the door and he said he was able to tell a story. The third knock came and he
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2020-10-19 23:34
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wrong?" said the King "Nothing" said he "only the table cloth and the decanter you took away from me" You will get what you want" said the King. One day the King was away and she invited him to the house. She had an officer in and she made up her mind she would swear lies on him and she called on the officer and they locked him in a room till the King came back. When the
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2020-10-19 23:30
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the decanter from them. The King said "You can do as you like I'll give you no liberty. "She called on the soldiers to come in to take the table cloth and the decanter from them and when they were away he asked the wife where was the old stick". So when he got it he went the near way after them and he shook the stick and he left them all standing. "What is
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2020-10-19 23:27
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would come on him he would shake the stick and he would be all right. He invited the people around to come for a feast. The King and Queen and the soldiers heard it and they came to him and they praised it very well and the Queen said it was a pity that the poor had the same table as the rich. The Queen said to the King if he would give her liberty she would take the table cloth and
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2020-10-19 23:24
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stormy and he killed the third sheep. The fourth day was a very nice day and the first man said he had no money only a table cloth and when he would put it on table anything he would ask for It would come out on the table. The second man said he had no money only a decanter full of whiskey. The third man said he had no money only a stick and if anything
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2020-10-19 23:21
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There were a man and a woman one time and they were very poor. The only thing they had for making a living on was a fairy boat. He had three sheep. There came three men to him one day and the day came on stormy and he killed one of the sheep and the second day came on stormy and he killed another of the sheep and the third day came on
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2020-10-19 23:18
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The people about here are breaking in acres and half and putting down potatoes in them. They get five pounds for breaking in an acre and two pounds then shillings for a half acre. The people about here are not allowed to put down a class of potatoes called Epicures. They will be find if the guards come on that class of potatoes down at them. It is three and six pence a peck that we get for the potatoes
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2020-10-19 23:09
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wide. The potatoes are left in the boxes for about three months to sprout. At the end of that time they are taken out and cut in two or three parts. There must be an "eye" on each part in order to grow.
(7) There is one particular neighbour who comes to my father and helps him to put in the crop. Each day that he comes my father gives him two days work for it. First he comes with a pair of horses and a plough and ploughs the field. Then he harrows it with the harrow and cultivates it with the cultivator and horses and opens it with the plough. When we have the potatoes dropped the neighbour gets the drills closed with the plough and horses. When the potatoes are about six inches over the clay he grubs the valleys of the drills with the grubber and then moulds them with the plough and horses. In a fortnight afterwards he moulds them again in the same way.
(8) First the ground is ploughed and then crossploughed. Then the farmer with his harrow and horses levels it out and by means of a plough with two moalboards drills are made. Then with some help from his neighbours he spreads manure in the
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2020-10-19 22:58
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The rest of the plough was iron. The people used to plough with bullocks. Mr Cralwey Carrickmass made the ploughs. The traces that they used were made of toe and were tied on to sugans on the bullocks neck.
(5) The kind of spade we use, is a flat piece of iron about four inches wide and nine long. The bottom part of it is sharp, and there is a round piece of wood sticking out of the other side with a top on it for a shaft. There are also two lugs nailed at the bottom of the shaft on each side for your foot. Spades are made in clones.
(6) When we are digging the potatoes we pick the medium sized ones out and leave themselves in a house. We leave them there for about three months and then we go over them again. If there are "eyes" on any of them we put those in boxes which are about four inches deep, two to three feet long and about fifteen inches
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2020-10-19 22:52
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an acre of potatoes each year. We now grow almost three. We grow more now because there is a bigger family and more help. We feed more pigs also. We sell more now since buyers began to export them to England and other countries.
(2) The farmers prepare the ground. When a farmer is going to set potatoes in a field with a bray going down to the foot, he would have to put the manure that he gathers of the street and the lane. Sometimes he would dig either a headridge or a footridge and slipe the clay down to the bray. When he has the drills opened and the manure spread he sows artificial manures before he sets the potatoes.
(3) We sow our potatoes in ridges. To make a ridge we first dig the clay with a spade next we mark out the ridges having ridge and furrow six feet. Then we spread the manure on the ridges and drop the seed each one foot apart. To conclude we dig clay from the furrow and cover the seed.
(4) Long ago the people used to plough with wooden ploughs. The handles were wooden and the beam also.
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2020-10-19 22:44
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John Lynch Dernakesh got a pencil when he was a baby and he tripped and the pencil went up in his nose. The blood came spoutting out and Mrs Wedlock was going up the road. Mrs Lynch knew she could stop the blood. She told her the colour of the child's hair and she stopped the blood instantly.
If you came across a black snail without thinking of it and rubbed it on a wart and throw the snail up on a bush and as the snail withers the wart withers.
Some people have the cure of the sprain. They rub their hand on the sprain three times and say a charm. The charm is.
From bone to bone,
From lath to lath,
In the name of Jesus cure that.
A boy or girl that never saw his father has the cure of the dirty mouth. The dirty mouth is a scab on the roof of the mouth. The person that cures it blows into the patients mouth three times.
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2020-10-19 19:53
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The measles are cured by drinding nettle tea, which is made from the juice of nettle roots and sugar put on the juice.
The sting of a nettle is cured by holdind a docken leaf to the sting and saying,
Docken, docken,
In and out,
Take the sting of
The nettle out.
The remedy for sores or cuts is to get a plantain leaf, and roast it on the tongues on the fire and hold it to the sore or cut.
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2020-10-19 19:50
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Mrs Wedlock Clenraw has the charm of stopping blood. She has to get the colour of the hair of the thing that is bleeding and she could stop the blood if it was spoutting. One day
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2020-10-19 19:46
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There are eleven families in my towland, named McPpillips, Kettle, Tackney, Keenan, Tegan, Mc.Bride, Brady, McGee, Woods, Kettle, Mc Cafre.
The general type of houses, a kitchen and a room on each side.
There are three old people in Killarue, Mrs Berney, Mrs. Tegan, and Frank Mc.Gee. Mrs Berney tells stories in English.
There are sixteen houses in my townland, two of them empty. Mr. Cunningham owned one of them and his wife and he died and it was put up for sale, and my father bought it. Barney Mc. Gorman owned the other he also sold it to my father and went to Co. Cavan.
My townland got its name from an old red church that was situated on Mrs. Cunningham's hill. No remembers any thing about it, or can give any account where the ruins were.
Part of it is hilly and a small part of it boggy round the
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2020-10-19 19:40
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The most harmful herbs are the yew tree and hemlock because if cattle eat a lot of it they would kill them.
The herbs that grow in good land are whins, ragweeds and broom. Some that grow in wet land are rushes and blue grass.
Roots of nettles when washed and boiled are a cure for the measles. They are healthy for turkeys. Water cress when eaten raw is a cure for consumption. Dockin seed when boiled would cure the cold of a
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2020-10-19 19:34
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horse or person.
Whins and broom when bruised up would put worms out of a horse.
Sometimes long ago the people used to eat water-cress for a food.
Blackberries and bill berries were often used long ago for dye. They boiled the berries and strained them and kept the juice for dye.
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In this part of the country the land does not produce many harmful weeds. The only few are tishles, ragweeds, nettles and cowsfoot These weeds spread quickly and destroy the land if not pulled.
To cure a stign you have to make the sign of the cross with three goose berry thorns three times for three days. The roots of Dandelion
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The time that most marriage's take place in this district is the week before Shrove Tuesday or before Advent. Not many take place at other times, everyone seems to wait until the last minute.
People have several beliefs
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The most harmful weeds are the ragweed, the whin and the broom. Ragweeds puts poison in the ground and whins and broom spread quickly and gives much trouble to those who try to stubb them.
Nettles grow in rocky ground or along stony ditches. Rushes show that the ground they grow in is wet. Briars grow in ground that is not cultivated.
Garlick is eaten raw for a cough. Nettles are boiled for children with the measles. They are given to children the dinner like cabbage. 'Bog Bean' is found in Drumcondra bog around march and april. It grows about three inches in hight and produces a blue flower. The seeds are small and green and the roots are short and thin. It dissaapears after april and grows again in the same place next year. The stem and leaves are boiled and the fluid drunk to cure a cold. Calves that eat it raw thrive well.
There are no traditions about colour, size or shape.
Long ago the people cut the tops off the whins and pounded them for horses. Water cress grows along a pond and is used as a salad.
Bilberry juice is boiled and put in jars to set. It is them used as a dye. Slows are used in the same way.
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The herbs most harmful are sco [?] They grow about three feet long with white seeds and spread very quickly. They are very poison for cattle or horses or any other animals.
Garlic is a herb that grows in our garden. It is the same leaf as Cuckoo sorrel only tastes differently. It is very good for a cold when boiled.
Roots of nettles are good for the measles when they are boiled and sugar put on the juice of them.
A docken leaf cures the sting of the nettle by holding it to the sting.
Cuckoo sorrel is used for food.
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2020-10-19 19:12
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(1) About twenty years ago we grew about
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very dry rocky land.
By rubbing a dockin leaf on a sting of a nettle and saying. "Dockin in and dockin out take the sting of this nettle out." Shorty the sting would disappear.
Whins chopped up very fine are given to horses to put worms out of them. Pigs hoke for pignuts which grow in sunny sandy banks. There is a brown skin and a white center on them. A stock about one foot long grows on it with a top the very same as hemlock.
In order to make blackberry dye successfully, a dozen of good ripe blackberries are put into a muslin bag. The juice is all pressed out and water is added to the liquid, the garment to be dyed is boiled in this.
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blackthorn bushes about one foot high and also little ferns or brackens you may be sure you are in bad land
Shanless when chewed will stop blood if the cut is not a very big one. A rag is put over it to keep it on. The smell of Garlic is good for a horse's cold. The people tie it on the bits so that the horse may get the smell of it. What comes out of a dandelion when boiled is good for a cold or liver disease. Water cress or (Water Grass) is good for Consumption.
Dandelion cut up like cabage is good for a sow with pigs. Whins when pounded are good for horses or asses.
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2020-10-19 19:04
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The most harmful herb on my father's farm is hemlock. Anything that eats it dies.
Whins and broom growing on the farm is a sign of good land. Rushes denote wet land. Thistles grow well on
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When you get a sting of a nettle you can get a leaf of a dalken and say "Dalken in Dalken out take the sting of the nettle out" You say that three times and the sting will come out.
The leaves of the nettles are boiled for young turkeys. The shee thistles are boiled for pigs.
Long ago the people used to dye their clothes with blackberries They can make ink out of them now by putting water into a small bottle and then squeese the juice of the blackberries into the bottle and then it gets red.
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Switchgrass is the most harmful herb that grows on the land because it spreads very fast and destroys land. White posies or very very large daisies are also harmful and farmers get sheep to eat them
Anywhere you see small whins or little
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The most harmful herbs are the yew tree, the chicken weed, the spotted persicaria, the dead nettle. Whins and broom grow in dry sandy land.
If an animal eats the fruit or leaves of the yew tree it would poison her. The dead nettle grows in marshy places and often it grows in potatoe drills and it has to be pulled every two months. The chicken weed grows in the alleys of the drill's and grows round the stalk. It has to be pulled because the farmers would not be able to dig their potatoes. The spotted persicaria also grows in potatoes drills.
There are green leaves on it and there comes red seeds on it.
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never again carry on flirting or nonsenscial love-making. Just at that moment a beautiful lady, tall and willowy with golden ringlets falling below her waist, stood before the melancholy chieftain and said, "Next May morning drive your sheep into the mountain pasture. One of the sheep will take a bite from a tuft of grass from which smoke will arise . Milk that sheep and take good care to drink the first pint yourself and you will be as young and handsome as you were when you were nineteen. Then you you will always remain young until you kiss the first lady under thirty years of age out of wedlock." Dawn was scarcely breaking on May morning as Cathal OConnor drove his sheep into the mountain pasture. He didn't wait long to see a black sheep taking a bite from which a puff of black smoke arose. He milked the sheep and quaffed the first pint with relish. Scarcely had he the milk drank than he felt a buzzing in his head, his body tingled hot blood surged through his veins, from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. Next moment he was frisking like a spring lamb and jumping like a March hare, for he was as young and as full of life as when he was nineteen years. From that day he became a sensible and settled young man. He devoted all his time supervising and examining the working of the different departments in his territory, with the result that he detected many frauds and abuses being carried on by officials to the detriment of the people. He promptly dismissed and severely punished the officials who were guilty of fraud and abuses. Then he re-organised every department, and in a short space of time they were functioning honestly and conscientiously under his watchful eye. His territory became a model one and it was envied by all the surrounding chieftains. Mothers possessing marriageable daughters plotted and planned to lead him into matrimony. But they were not successful in their efforts. For the chieftain was constantly postponing marriag
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administration of his territory and his people became more and more prosperous and happy. But there was one thing that puzzled the chieftain. Every year the people seemed to be different. He could not understand why familiar faces were replaced by younger and different ones almost every year. At long last a marriage was arranged between the youthful chieftain and the beautiful daughter of a neighbouring King. The eventful morning, it was in June, that the marriage was to take place, dawned bright and fair. As Chieftain OConnor rode at the head of his party on his way to the bride's house, he fondly gazed on his territory and wondered how he had made such vast improvements in the short space of two years since he became a youth a second time. As the chieftain's party were coming to the boundary of his territory, a beautiful lady robed in emerald green crossed the roadway and stumbled into the river that flowed near by. Quickly dismounting from his charger the chieftain jumped to rescue her. But he never rose to the surface of the water again. Although the river was dragged and re-dragged neither the body of the chieftain nor of the lady was ever seen again. It was supposed that the lady was some one who instructed the Chieftain how to become young, and that she fell in love with him; and before he wedded to another she came and took him to her home in Tir-na-Nóg.
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2020-10-19 16:04
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Once upon a time, long, long ago on the green wooded valley of Kilmurry there lived a wise chieftain named Cathal OConnor. He was chieftain of the great clan OConnor - and he became famous for being a fair, wise and just ruler. His subjects loved and honoured him because he was so just and fair. Under his wise and just administration his people grew prosperous, constant and happy.
In the months of June and December of every year he ordered that all his subjects should furnish a return of all their goods, chattels and incomes. If the total sum of their goods, chattels and incomes exceeded a certain fixed figure, they were compelled to contribute twenty per cent, of the surplus to a fund called the chieftain's fund. Then a list of all the labourers in his territory was furnished to the chieftain and twice yearly he personally distributed the amount of money in the chieftain's fund amongst the labourers according to the number in each family and dependents each had. His system of ruling was such that nobody within his territory was very rich and nobody was very poor. Cathal o'Connor of Kilmurray, was a sportsman, as soldier and a lover. But he was the type of lover who liked to have a sweetheart in every village - and a different sweetheart every year. As the years passed by he noticed with alarm that his sweethearts were dwindling, and especially the new ones whose affection he tried to gallantly to (one) win, were anxious to avoid him. Then one day, he found much difficulty in mounting his charger, and it was then it dawned on him why the fair sex were avoiding him - he was an old man. Then like an open book his past life appeared to him, and he saw how ill-spent it was. What a fool he had been to waste his time flirting and making love to the fair sex.
One fine day he was sitting near a rath in his demesne. He would
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dead sisters, placed the three behind him on a magnificent horse and returned with them to their father. He gave them great riches, and married the one who had freed him from the magic power.
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dead sisters, placed the three behind him on a magnificent horse and returned with them to their father. he gave them great riches, and married the one who had freed him from the magic power.
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2020-10-19 12:18
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There was once a poor man who had three good daughters. His only possession was a garden of beautiful cabbages. A beast came at night and spoiled the garden. The eldest daughter was told off next night to watch the garden. In the night the beast came, took her on his horns and carried her off to sea to a beautiful palace outside the Carraig Dubh (Black Rock) in the ocean.
He gave her the keys of the whole house and told her she might take what she liked, but that she must not enter a certain room. He then went off and left her. The only living creature in the palace was a little cat. When she was preparing and eating her meal the cat hung about her and tried to get some of the food, but she beat it away and gave it nothing. After dinner she was tempted by curiosity and entered the forbidden room. It was filled with dead bodies. A drop of blood splashed on her forehead and though she tried to remove it, she could not do so. The beast came again in the evening, but now he was transformed into a man. He saw the blood on her forehead. He dragged her to the forbidden room and cut her head off. Next night the second daughter was sent to watch the garden. The beast came and took her also. She treated the little cat as the (the) sister had done and met a like fate. The third daughter was taken on the third night. She shared her meal with the cat. When she entered the forbidden room she found her dead sisters. The blood splashed on her forehead but, in gratitude for her kindness, the little cat jumped up and licked it off. When the beast (in the form of a man now) returned in the evening and found no trace of blood on her forehead, he was pleased beyond measure. The magic that turned him into the form of a beast during darkness and prevented him from going on dry land except in the form of a beast and at night only was now removed. He revived the two
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2020-10-19 12:02
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Croagh Patrick Irelands Holy mountain lifts its magnificent dome 2510 feet above the blue waters of Clew Bay. Pilgrimages to Croagh Patrick date from very early existence for no doubt the sanctity and celebrety of the place arose from the facts that not only did St Patrick fast and pray there for forty days and blessed the people so to honour St Patrick several people go on pilgrimages on the Feast of St Patrick march 17th
The legend is that one day as St Patrick was praying in top on this mountain an Angel appeared to him. After a while the Saint asked the Angel twelve favours among
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The Crag of Bere on which stands the ruins of the fortress (on wher) where the redoubtable Chieftain Donal O'Sullivan Bere held sway for many years. The ruins of the famous fortress is on a Crag bear the pretty hamlet village of Castletownbere. For years the gallant o'Sullivan held his territory against all invaders, foreign and domestic and he always came to the aid of the neighbouring chieftains when they were hard pressed. In one memorable occasion he led his army from Kerry to aid the O'Neills and O'Donnells in Co Tyrone, a feat of endurance that was not often surpassed.
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2020-10-19 11:50
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Caherciveen at the foot of Bentee Mountain and overlooking the estuary of Valentia River is an important commercial and marketing town. It is notable as the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, the Liberator, and the ruins of the house where he was born and spent his early years may be seen at Carhan about a mile north of the town on the road to Glenbeigh
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St Finian Cain was a pupil of St Brendan. He is sometimes confused with St. Finian the Leper but the general opinion is that the latter never visited Kerry. St. Finian Cain founded monasteries at Lough Currane near Waterville at Innisfallen Island in Loch Lein and at Muckross. It is also believed that it was he who founded the Monastery at Aghadoe.
He, as was then customary visited many of the Monastic schools then numerous in Ireland.
The ruin of his Cell can still be seen in Church Island in Lough Currane.
A secret Causeway connected his cell with the mainland; and Folklore has it that he often visited the mainland through this secret Causeway. His feast occurs on the 7th April
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2020-10-19 11:32
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There is a very well preserved Tower at Ratoo near Ballyduff in Clanmaurice. The stumps of one only remains of that at Aghadoe near Killarney.
We have one here at Church Island in Lough Currane. These Towers were erected soon after the advent of the Danes and were used as places of refuge and for the safe custody of Church and other valuable property. They were also used as "beacon towers" "watch-towers" and "bell-towers".
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2020-10-19 11:29
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and in half an hour there were eighty-one. In an hour over a thousand houses were warned and within two hours almost a million houses had "straws" left at them, and the message was still spreading. In a single day all Ireland was warned. The Nation was as busy as a hive of bees on the day of the Straws.
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2020-10-19 11:25
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It is said that Daniel O'Connell once boasted that he could send message to every man in Ireland in twenty-four hours. At that time, of course, the railways were only beginning to be built. The telegraph, telephone and radio were unknown. What wonder that his hearers mocked O'Connell and wagered that he could not send word to all Ireland in less than a week or a fortnight.
"I will show you" said O'Connell "how it can be done in a day". He took a strong country man aside, put three straws in his hand and said: "Go you to three houses of your neighbours "Leave a straw at every house with the message that Dan O'Connell bids the swiftest youth in the house to take three straws from the rick and carry them with the same message to to three houses. Let those three houses send the message every one to three more. The messenger went off and did the message. Within ten minutes three more messengers were on the road. In another ten minutes nine messengers were running.
In twenty minutes there were twenty-seven
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2020-10-19 11:11
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Fionn Mac Cuadl and another giant had a contest. They had to jump off a mountain and the giant's sister was bringing the sand so as to have a soft place for her brother to land on but he jumped in a stone and was killed.
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2020-10-19 10:54
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English soldiers used come she used go out under the ground to the sea in a ship. She had a furnace over head in the castle. She used boil lead in the furnace. When the English soldiers used come she used dash the boiling lead on them and they used be jumping into the sea rather than be burned with the lead. The English never conquered her. It was at the time of Queen Elizabeth that Grainne Uail lived. Queen Elizabeth lived to see all the other chiefs under her power except Grainne Uail.
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2020-10-19 10:50
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Doona is a small village in Ballycroy. It is situated near the seashore. Grainne Uailes castle is in Doona. Between Grainne Uail's castle and Doohoma, there are seven big stones in the sea. A long time ago there were two giants and they used cross on the stones from the castle to Dooroma, The ruins of the castle that Grainne Uail lived in are still to be seen in Doona, There is a tunnel going out under the (sea) ground to the sea. When the
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2020-10-19 10:42
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A girl came to Bunmore to do a station to the well there. At the same time a pedlar came to Bunmore. He saw the woman making the station and he saw gold rings and bracelets and other valuable things at her. That night he killed her and he took the gold and a Crucifix and the other valuable things that she had from her. He buried her in Bunmore. That night twelve months her husband came to Bunmore to search for
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2020-10-19 10:38
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the woman. The pedlar happened to be in Bunmore at this time. The man was thinking that it was the pedlar that killed the woman and during the night they started arguing. They started pulling out gold to see which of them had the most money. At last the pedlar pulled out a Cruisifix that the woman had and as soon as the (wom) man saw the Cruisifix he knew it and he killed the pedlar. He buried him in Bunmore. The next night the thunder and lightning came and
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2020-10-19 10:29
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it turned him up. He was buried again,. But a few nights later the deers came down from the hill and turned him up again. He was not buried again, but he was left there until his bones had roted. No one was ever buried in Bunmore since.
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2020-10-19 10:27
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Once more, through God's high will and grace,
Of hours that each its task fulfils,
Heart-healing Spring resumes its place
The valley through, and scales the hills.
Who knows not Spring? Who doubts when blows
Her breath, that Spring is come indeed?
The swallows doubts not
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2020-10-19 10:24
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Whether it would not be more reasonable to mend our state than to complain of it; and how far this may be in our own power?
Whether the exigencies of nature are not to e answered by industry on our own soil? And how far the conveniences and comforts of life may be procured by a domestic commen [?] between the several parts of this kingdom of Ireland.
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2020-10-19 10:21
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He followed David's lesson just:
In princes never put thy trust;
And would you make him truly sour,Provoke him with a slave in power
The Irish senate if you named
With what impatience he declaimed!
Fair liberty was all his cry;
For her he stood prepared to die.
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2020-10-19 10:16
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The one that will pick out the clean saucer, if its a boy he will marry soon and he will marry a young woman. If its a girl she will marry a young man. The one that will get the saucer with the dirty water in it he or she will get married to a widow or a widower. The one that will get the saucer with the clay in it will die before twelve months. They will (b) play other tricks as well. The girls will bake cakes and put a ring in them. The one that will get the ring will be the first to marry in that crowd
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2020-10-19 10:11
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We will have November's Night on next Sunday night. There will be great on that night. The boys and girls will be outside pulling cabbage and throwing it at the doors. The ones that will be within will be playing other tricks. They will get three saucers and they will put clean water in the first one, dirty water in the second, and clay in the third one. Then they will put a cloth on some ones eyes, and he will pick out one of the saucers.
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2020-10-18 21:56
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morning and evening or during the day. The weather is too cold for them to be singing. The wild geese are here now. They always come when the weather is getting cold.
The grass is not growing in the fields. The leaves have fallen from the trees.
The weather is getting cold and wet.
The farmers are not very busy now. Some of them are digging the potatoes. The most of them have them all dug.
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2020-10-18 21:51
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We have the month of November now. It is the first month of Winter There are thirty one days in it.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. The sun does not rise high in the sky and does not give out good heat. It does not rise early in the morning, and it sets late in the evening.
The birds are not to be heard singing
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2020-10-18 21:48
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Have we not seen men for the sake of some petty employment give up the very natural rights of their country, in the ruin of which themselves must at last be involved? Are not those corruptions gotten among the meanest of our people, who had a piece of money will give their votes at a venture for the disposal of their own lives and fortunes.
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When I was coming to school yesterday my photo was taken coming across the bridge by two ladies
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2020-10-18 21:44
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Besides the love we owe to every man in his particular capacity, under the title of our neighbours, there is yet a duty of a more large, extensive nature incumbent upon us; our love of our neighbour in his publick capacity, as he is a member of that great body the commonwealth, under the same government as ourselves and this is usually called love of the public, and it is a duty to which we are more strictly obliged than even that of loving ourselves.
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2020-10-18 21:41
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Therefore I shall think my time not ill-spent, if I can persuade most or all of you hear me to show the love of your country by endeavouring in your several capacities to do all the public good you are able. For I am certainly persuaded that all our (mischief) misfortunes arise from no other original cause than the general disregard amongst us to the public welfare.
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2020-10-18 20:16
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Long bádad - Bádadh naimhóg g poinnt na páirce. Triúr dreabh tár do mhuintir túraí a bhí innti. Bhí corp ar an mbad an la céadna ach dúbharadar san go gcaithfidír dul ag tarrac potaí. Táinig stoirm ortha ar an bhfairrge agus d'imtig na maidí rámha uatha. Bhí a n-atair af féuchaint ortha ó'n dtalamh agus beigean do a agaidh a bhualadh fé ar an dtalam.
Bhí ceatharar Maire igCeannirágha agus b'iad togha an pharóiste iad. Luan Cásga do bheartuigheadar go raghaidís go dtí fáthan ag priocadh dilirc. Do cuadhar siar agus do bádadh iad bhí fear darb ainm Rádruig Ó Mainín ag bárr faille thiar ag Cuas Cromtha agus é ag iascac. Thug a shriobfúr galún té cuige agus nuair a rug sé ar an ngalún d'inthig a ghreim uaidh agus thuit sé síos
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2020-10-18 20:07
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a thógfaidh duit í," arsa í sin. "An saor is féarr lé fághail". Dúbhairt an tighearna léi a rádh leis teacht chuige féin nó mara dtiocfadh go mbainfeadh sé an ceann do.
Seo léi abhaile agus dúbhairt sí leis an dtáilliúir go raibh an tighearna talmhan i bhfionnerágha ag cainnt léi. "Dúbhairt sé leat bheith chuige tráthnóna amáireach agus a thoise a thógairt chun culaith éadaig a dhéanamh," arsa í sin. "Dia lé'm anam, n'féadfad-sa culaith éadaig a dhéanamh maith a dhóthain do san," arsa é sin.
"Mara raghaidh tú ann," arsa a bhean, "bainfidh sé siúd an ceann díot".
Seo leis go dtí Fionn-Tráfa agus é go dúbhact brónach i gcaitheamh an bhóthair do, do bhuail an trith beag de sheana-bheáinín
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Bhí lanamha bocht i mBaile an Fhirtéirig fadó. Táilliúir a beadh an fear. San am san bhíodh an táilliúir ag imtheacht ó thig go tig ag oibriú ar a chéird ach má bhí do bhí a bhean agus máighistir scoile a bhí ar an mbuailtín mór le na chéile agus ní fheadar sé ó thalamh an domhain cionnus a chuirfidís an tailliúir bocht chun báis chun go bpósfaidís a chéile.
Ceann de's na laethanta chuimnigeadar ar sheift. Dúbhairt bean an táilliúra go raghadh sí féin go fionntrágha go deí tig tighearna talmhan a bhí ann. Seo léi chun soúbhal. Nuair a chuaidh sí ann d'fiafruig an tigearna dhi cad a thug í. Dúbhairt sí gur chualaidh sí go raibh sé ag lorg saoir chun cúirt a thógaint (Táim", arsa an tighearna. "Tá fear
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2020-10-18 19:43
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picking them. First of all they have to be dug, then they have to be picked into a bucket and put into a hole made out of the clay. then they are covered with scraws and clay.
The cattle are out in the fields eating grass. They will soon have to be fed by hand.
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2020-10-18 19:42
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in the morning and it sets early in the evening.
The birds are not to be heard singing morning and evening and many times during the day. They are too cold to sing. The wild geese are landed in Ireland. They always come when the weather is beginning to get cold.
The weather is getting cold and wet. We will have the Winter soon.
The farmers are very busy now. They are digging the potatoes and
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2020-10-18 19:40
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A great change has come over the Country. The appearance of Winter is coming on it. Everything looks bare.
The grass is not growing in the fields. The leaves are falling from the trees. The flowers are not in bloom now. The hay is all in ricks in the stackyard.
The days are getting short and the nights are getting long. The sun rises high in the sky and does not give out much heat. It does not rise early
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2020-10-18 19:34
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The approach to Clonmacnoise is made by what is still known as "the pilgrim's road". Numerous were the pilgrims that passed that way from the four provinces of Ireland and from Britain, when St. Ciaran's school by the Shannon was a centre of European culture and the first of the celebrated schools of Ireland. Amongst them was Alcuin who assisted Charlemagne in the foundation of his school.
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2020-10-18 19:30
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to each scholar and three or four pennies to the Teacher. They told the teacher to buy sweets for the scholars. The sholars then gave the pennies to teacher and she said she would buy sweets for them. All the children then were glad when they heard that they were going to get sweets. To day she had the big paper of sweets and she divided them around on the Scholars.
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2020-10-18 19:26
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Dear Mother,
When I was coming to school yesterday, my photo was taken coming across the bridge by two ladies. When I was in school a whole they came up to the school and looked at the scholars and counted them. Then they went down again to the lodge. In about another half an hour they came up again and they had money with them. They gave a penny
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2020-10-18 19:24
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Their Ocean-God was Manannan Mac-Lir,
Whose angry lips
In their white form, full often would inter
Whole fleets of ships;
Cromah their Say God and their thunderer
Made morning and eclipse;
Bride was their Queen of Song and into her
They prayed with fire-touched lips
Great were their deeds their passions, and their sports
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2020-10-18 19:21
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Long, long ago, beyond the misty space
Of twice a thousand years,
In Erin old there there dwelt a mighty race,
Taller than Roman spears;
Like oaks and towers they had a giant grace,
Were fleet as deers,
With winds and waves they made their biding-place
Those western shepherd seers.
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2020-10-18 17:50
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Aon lá amháin bhí dáirínach ag dul thart ar tóir déirce. Ní raibh sé in-an súbhaill arus béigin do Mhuintir an tithe seo é iompar go dtí an chéad teach eile. Dó tárla sé go raibh beirt buacaillí ghá iompar treasna páirce in a raibh bó criosta. Lean an bhó íad. Leag na
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2020-10-18 17:46
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Bí solus beag coinnle in-aice na h-áltór
Bí solus beag coinnle in-aice na h-áltór
Bí solus beag coinnle in-aice na h-áltór
Bí solus beag coinnle in-aice na h-áltór
Bí solus beag coinnle in-aice na h-áltór
Bí solus beag coinnle in-aice na h-áltór
Ceartú
thóir
Mhuinntir
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2020-10-18 17:44
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Do preab Micil as a chodla. Bí oiread fraocáin ins gach braon alluis a bhí leis agus é ar baill-crith "A Muire na bfeart!" an seisean, "cad a deanfadh? Nó cad dimthight ar an oidhche go bhfuil sí chomh fada.
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2020-10-18 17:42
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tirim te. Tá na laetheannta ag dul a bfad agus ta na hoidhcheanna ag dul i neireact. Éirigheann an grian go moch ar maidin agus téigheann sí faoi go mall sa trathnóna. Tá an aimsir go h-an-deas ins an tEarraach. Níl sioc nó sneacta ar an talamh anois. Níl sé ag cur feartainne
Cearta
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teacht
gearradh
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2020-10-18 17:37
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Ta coramhlact na tíre to h-an-deas anois. Tá gcoramhlacht an earraigh ag teacht air. Tá an féir glas ins na páirce. Tá na h-éininí ag seinim ceóil. Tá na bláthanna ag fás anois. Tá na daoiní ag obtair go cruaidh. Ta siad ag gearadh na móna . Ta na sean-daoiní ag feachaint óg anois. Ta an aimsir
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2020-10-18 17:34
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Annsin do rith Cúculainn chuig an gcaraidh
Annsin do rith Cúculainn chuig an gcaraidh
Annsin do rith Cúculainn chuig an gcaraidh
Annsin do rith Cúculainn chuig an gcaraidh
Annsin do rith Cúculainn chuig an gcaraidh
Annsin do rith Cúculainn chuig an gcaraidh
Annsin do rith Cúculainn chuig an gcaraidh
Annsin
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2020-10-18 17:33
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busy now. Thy are digging the pottatoes and putting them into pits, and covering them with clay.
The cows are in the fields eating the after grass. The hay and oats is all taken from the fields and ricked. After a while the battle will have to be fed by hand.
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2020-10-18 17:31
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the trees. The flowers are not in bloom now. The hay is all taken from the fields and ricked in the stackyard. The oats is in stacks too.
The birds are not to be heard singing morning or evenining or during the day. The weather is getting too cold for them.
The weather is getting cold and wet. The ppearance of Winter is commiing on it. We will have the Winter in about three weeks time.
The farmers are very
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2020-10-18 17:25
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We have the month of October now. It is the last month of Autumn. There are thirty one days in October.
The days are getting shorter and shorter and the nights are growing longer. The sun does not rise high ion the sky and does not give out good heat. It does not rise early in the morning and it sets late in the evening.
The grass is not growing in fields. The leaves are falling from
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2020-10-18 17:04
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The large forts erected by the Kings of chieftains consisted of a higher level than the surrounding country, and was guarded by three or more mounds of circumvallation. Sometimes the central mound was artificially made, and sometimes a natural hill was
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2020-10-18 16:57
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ounded the English. They remained that way for a fortnight. At last the Irish meant to attack the English one night. But the Irish missed their way. When morning came the Irish tried to retreat. But the English attacked them and the Irish were defeated. After the Battle of Kinsale Aodh ODonnell went to Spain for help. The English sent a man named Seamus De Blaca to Spain to poison ODonnell. He put poison in ODOnnell's food. Aodh ODonnell died of the pioson in the year sixteen hundred and two.
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2020-10-18 16:53
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united their forces and fought the English.
They fought three great battles. The Battle of the Yellow Ford. The Irish were the winners at the Battle of the Yellow Ford and the English were defeated. The English leader Sir Henry Bagnal was killed in the Battle.
The French that came to help the English landed in Kinsale. They captured the town. In a few days the English came and surrounded it. The Spanish leader sent word to ONeill and ODonnell. They went to Kinsale and surr-
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2020-10-18 16:48
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on board they kept Aodh O Donnell.
They brought him to Dublin and put him in prison there. He was in prison there for three years. At the end of three years he made his escape. But there was snow on the ground and he could not get away. The soldiers came and they captured him and brought him back again to prison. After another year and a half he made his escape and came to Donegal. There was another young leader at this time in Tyrone name Aodh O Neill. Aodh O Donnell and Aodh O Neill then
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2020-10-18 16:45
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Aodh O Donnell was a son of Earl o Donnell. He was born in Donegal.
When he was a young boy his father sent him to the Mac Sweeneys to be reared. It was the costum at that time a boy to be sent to another mans house to be reared.
One day as Aodh O'Donnell and the Mac Sweeneys were playing on the shores of Lough Swilly, a ship sailed in. They pretended to be selling wine. They invited the boys on board. When they got them
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2020-10-18 13:51
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Traces of the earliest inhabitants of Ireland are found everywhere throughout the island, and each of the Irish counties had its monuments of our pagen ancestors. The most important of these monuments are the forts, and the sepulchral mounds and cairns. Warfare occupied so large a place in the history of ancient Ire
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2020-10-18 13:49
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had to go around saying Mass in the mountain caves. Sometimes they used be caught and themselves and the people were put to death. On the Mass Hill there was a big cave where Mass was read. A priest used come there and read Mass. People used come there too to hear Mass. One day soldiers came and started rolling down great big stones to kill the priest and people. The priest prayed to God to save himself and his flock. The stone stopped half ways down the hill and formed a ridge which can be seen to this day. On another occasion the soldiers were coming along to the cave. The priest and his little flock were there. Apparently there is a lake convenient to the cave.
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2020-10-18 13:44
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Dear Teacher,
I would like to be in a shop. I would be selling tea, sugar, tobacco soap cloth, flour and meal and many kinds of other stufs. I would be busy all day long giving out stuf and getting money for it. I would be selling all kinds of drinks as well, and apples and oranges.
I am
Your Obedient pupil
Patrick Walshe
Miss S. O, Donohoe.
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2020-10-18 13:41
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will be nice lessons and pomes in them
I am
Your Obedient pupil
Patrick Walshe
Miss S. O'Donohoe
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Obedient,
Geography,
in,
them,
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2020-10-18 13:37
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cruaidh. Ta siad ag cur na síol. Tá na laethannta ag dul ag dul bhfad agus tá na hoidcheannta ag dul i ngiorrach anois. Éirigheann an ghrian go moch ar maidin agus téigean sí faoi go mall sa Ctrathnóna. Veartú
cur
ceoil
bláthanna
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2020-10-18 13:34
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Ta mó an Aibreáin againn anois. Tá triochadh aon lá ann. Is é an mí is deise san mbliadhan. Ta gach rud ag fás anois. Tá an féar ar fás ins na páirce. Ta na blátheanna ag fás. Tá na h-éiníní ag seinim ceol. [?] Tá siad ag déanamh a gcuid nead anois. Tá ná daoiní ag obair go
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2020-10-18 13:23
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Tá an féar ag fás go tapaidh anois.
Tá an féar ag fás go tapaidh anois.
Tá an féar ag fás go tapaidh anois.
Tá an féar ag fás go tapaidh anois.
Tá an féar ag fás go tar
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2020-10-18 13:21
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Cad é sin agat d'á sádh, a Athair? arsa Séadhna, agus sheon ann. "Tá an rud atá ar eólas agam, is é sin gur gioraide a saogal do Mháire Ghearra mura bpósfar leat-sá í. Tá sí dh'á snaoidh amach os comhais ár súl."Ó Dia le m'anam.
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2020-10-18 13:18
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Innis dom céard atá agat annsin, a Úna
Innis dom céard atá agat annsin, a Úna
Innis dom céard atá agat annsin, a Úna
Innis dom céard atá agat annsin, a Úna
Innis dom céard atá agat annsin, a Úna
Innis dom céard atá agat annsin, a Úna
Innis dom céard atá agat.
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2020-10-18 13:17
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Bhí cat bán in-a sheasamh ar stól cois na teine lá. Chonnaic sé crúiscín bainn ar an mbord agus léim sé suas chuige. Chuir sé a cheann síos ann act theipair a tarnainge amach. Thuit sé suios den bhord agus an crúiscín ar a cheann. Bhuail an crúiscín ar an mbord agus
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2020-10-18 13:14
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briseadh é. Thainig fearg ar mhnaoi an tighe leis an gcat. Thóg shí an tlú agus lean sí é. Bhain an cat an dorad amach agus d,imthigh sé faor.
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2020-10-18 13:12
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A Sgeadna, "ar seisean," is tí an fear is éagramhlaighe d'ár bhuail rhiamh fós urnam i n-aontaobh d'ás thugas m'aghaidh. Nuair a tánáis isteach, do tuigeas uait na raibh nídh ar bith ag briseadh do croidhe ac gan neart a bheith dhuit Máire Ghearra do phósadh. Anois, siné a h-athair.
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2020-10-18 13:10
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A Sgeadna, "ar seisean," is tí an fear is éagrsamhlaighe d'ás bhuail rhiamh dós umam i n-aontaobh d'ás thugas m'aghaidh. Nuair a tánáis isteach, do tuigeas uait na raibh nídh ar bith ag briseadh do croidhe ac gan neart a bheith dhuit Máire Ghearra do phósadh. Anois, siné a h-athair.
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2020-10-18 13:07
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Ní dhearnadh leo acht a gcuirp a chaitheamh amach
Ní dhearnadh leo acht a gcuirp a chaitheamh amach
Ní dhearnadh leo acht a gcuirp a chaitheamh amach
Ní dhearnadh leo acht a gcuirp a chaitheamh amach
Ní dhearnadh leo acht a gcuirp a chaitheamh amach
Ní dhearnadh leo acht a gcuirp a chaitheamh a
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2020-10-18 10:02
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losing the battle. The English now attacked Ulster in three different places. They were defeated in each place. They were defeated by Aodh O Neill, Aodh O Donnell and Utair Tyre'll. Aodh O Neill and Aodh O Donnell fought a great battle with the English called the battle of the Yellow Ford in the year 1598. Aodh O Neill was in command of the Irish and Sir Henry Bagnal was in command of the English. The English were defeated and their leader Sir Henry Bagnal was killed. It was the greatest defeat the English ever got in Ireland. Earl Essex came over to Ireland with 19000 men. He did not go
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2020-10-18 09:54
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to fight O Neill. But he went to Munster. He was attacked by the Irish in different places and he lost a lot of his men. He went then to fight O Neill. But he did not fight O Neill he made peace with him. Queen Elizabeth sent for him and she got him beheaded. Lord Mountjoy and Carew came to Ireland. They did not fight with the Irish but they bribed them and they starved them. The Irish were defeated at Kinsale where the Spanish landed. After a good while Aodh O Neill left Ireland alltogether. O Neill and 98 Earls. They went to Rome. They were heartly received by the Pope. He gave them
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2020-10-18 09:54
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to fight O Neill. But he went to Munster. He was attacked by the Irish in different places and he lost a lot of his men. He went then to fight O Neill. But he did not fight O Neill he made peace with him. Queen Elizabeth sent for him and she got him beheaded. Lord Mountjoy and Carew came to Ireland. They did not fight with the Irish but they bribed them and they starved them. The Irish were defeated at Kinsale where the Spanish landed. After a good while Aodh O Neill left Ireland alltogether. O Neill and 98 Earls. They went to Rome. They were heart;y received by the Pope. He gave them
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2020-10-18 09:49
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a pinsin on account of them to fight so well for the Faith in Ireland. But they
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Tyre'll
friends
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2020-10-18 09:46
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Oh Mother are You sleeping? No Son but I am dreaming. What are you dreaming of? I am dreaming that You are tearing, wearing and wailing nailed to a Cross and a Crown of Thorns on Your Head. That is a very good dream Mother and whoever says it three times when going to bed shall never see the Gates of Hell but shall be sure that the Gates of Heaven will be open to him.
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2020-10-18 09:38
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There is a station done at Bunmmore well every year. It is done on the fifteenth of August. Everyone goes and makes a station at the Well. There is a stream near the Well where everyone takes off his shoes and washes his feet and hands and head. Then they pick up seven stones out of the stream. They go up to the well and kneel down and say seven Our Fathers seven Hail Marys and seven Glorias. Then they get up and go around the well seven times, and say one Our Father, a Hail Mary and a Glorias each time, They throw in a stone each time, so as to know how many times they would go around. When they have all that done they kneel down and say one Our Father One Hail Mary and
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2020-10-18 09:33
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one Glorias and a Creed. Then they make the sign of the Cross seven times on a stone at the well. It is very nice to make a station at the well.
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2020-10-18 09:31
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Within their violet depths I gase,
And see, as in the camera's gloom,
The Island with its belt of bays,
Its chiefained heights all capped with broom,
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2020-10-18 09:29
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Oh! little eyes that wept and laughed,
Now bright with smiles, with tears now dim,
Oh! little cup that once was quaffed
By fay quens fluttering round thy rim.
I press each silkens fringe's fold
Sweet little eyes once more ye shine;
I kiss thy lip, oh! cup of gold,
And find the full of memory's wine.
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2020-10-18 09:26
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at all now. The birds are to be heard singing morning and evening and many times during the day. They will be singing for about another month. Then the weather will be too cold to sing.
The farmers are very busy now. They are cutting the hay and saving it. First of all they have to shake it out. Then they will make small cocks of it. When they will shake it out again they will make bigger cocks of it. After awhile they will make a rick of it.
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2020-10-18 09:24
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We have the month of September now. It is the second month of Autumn. There are thirty days in it.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are growing longer. The suns rises high in the sky and gives out good heat. It does not rise very early in the morning or does not set late in the evening.
The grass is growing in the fields. The leaves are on the trees yet. The blackberries are just ripe. The dasies are not growing
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2020-10-18 09:20
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Within the letters rustling fold
I find, once more - a glad surprise:
A little tiny cup of gold =
Two lovely violet eyes:-
A cup of gold with emeralds set,
Once filled with wine from happier spheres;
Two little eyes, so lately wet
With Springs' delicious dewy tears.
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2020-10-17 14:23
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A woman's (a friend of Mr. Coffeys of Goulane near Kenmare) cows were taken by the agents from Muckross for non-payment of rent. She lived on a place called Poll a' Ghabhair in the Mangerton direction. She set out for Killarney hoping to get the money from some friend of hers. It was dark night when she got to the five mile bridge where she met a man on a white horse. He asked her where she was going at such an hour. She told him her story and he had such pity for her that he gave her the amount of money necessary to release the cows. He cautioned her to go to the agent straight and give him the money and insist on getting a receipt. He told her to make some excuse so that the agent would allow her take the cows. She thanked him, went her way and knocked up the agent - Grady - at Muckross
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2020-10-17 14:18
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He was grumbling at being called but on hearing her excuse he took the money gave the receipt & drove out her cows. When he went to the drawer in which he placed the money, next morning, all he found was a fist full of oak leaves.
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2020-10-17 14:16
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2020-10-17 14:15
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ainm eile mar tá féor fadha ag fás ann.
Túgthar Maol mar ainm ar barr an chnoich níl aon chloc no faill ann.
Tgtar loch brain:- mar ainm ar mo cheanntar féin. Lá amháin nuair a bí Fiónn Mach Cum [?] ag fiadhach ar Shliab Torc amach ag ríth an madra un adhiáidh. Bhí Brán in dhiaidh an tóirch nuair tháinig an tórch go dtí Loch Brain ríth sé inteach a loch. Níor tháinig an madhra no an torchamach
Tá áith eile Faill Míonan mar bhí a lán gab [?] agus míonan ann.
Faill gírrfhiadh ma [?] bhí a lan gírrfhiadh na gcómhnuiidhe [?]
Faill Fadha:- mar bhí sé ana fhada
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2020-10-17 14:08
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Is é plás - árd:- Aonm áithe túgtar plás- árd air mar bi an talamh ana ardh san chuíd seo d'en bhfeirm.
Galaí glás:- Bí pairc mór ann fadho bíodh sé glás gach an d'en blian.
Is é beann dúbh:- ainm ata ar an gcnóch mar tá peácha dúbha air.
Túgtar plás na mbhó:- mar fadhó bhíodh na bhá ann gach la agus oidhche. Do crúdhadh na daoine na bá an gach lá.
An Fear Bá:- túgtar fear bán air mar bí cath ann san áith seo agus marbhúigheadh fear sa cháth agus cúireadh anné tá cloch mhór bhán ann anois.
Túgthar log:- ar áit eile mar tá an talamh íseall ins an áith sin.
cuimhín buidhe:-
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2020-10-17 13:59
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Conas deintear ciseán. Ar dtuis gearrtar na slait (agus) den crann saillighe. Geibhtear do deag slait agus sáightear ins an dtalamh iad. Fágtar an spás ceádona [/] -torra go léir. Annsan deintear an buin sin é an pióa a bhíonn timcheall béal an chiseaín Annsan deintear an taisuighe, fightear na slaith timcheall na cinn a bíonn na seasamh ar an dtalamh. Annsan deintear an bú [?] Cuirtear lámh air le sugán
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2020-10-17 13:55
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Módh Glaoidhte na h-Ainmhidhe.
"Sop" dos na buaibh
nó a n-ainmneacha a glaodhach
'Suc' dos na grainna
'Pet' dos na capaillaibh
"biadh" dos na turcaithe
'Feed' dos na lachain
"Tuic" dos na cearca
" beadaí" dos na géanna
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2020-10-17 13:53
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Stake, gad, chain, tying roof
drawing
Modh Cómh raighthe
1. Iad a bhauluí isteach sa tig agus leigint doíbh suibhal 'na gceann is na gcheann go cuínne an tighe
2. Iad a scaipeadh 'na scataí leis na madraí iad a chómhaireamh annsan.
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2020-10-17 11:48
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28 Caora
Gabhair anusa ón na sl eibthe- D roch Aimsear
29 Deatach ag eirighe maírde go direach - Soineann
Deatach ag xasadh timcheall - Doineann
30 Suth ag tuitin - Fearthainn
32 An glór ag na beaca - Aimsear bhreagh
33 Sciathaín leathair go fluírseach - Aimsear bhreagh
34 Criogair ag canadh Cómhartha fearthainne
35 Caoirig ag méigjlig - Athrú ar an Aimsir ach deagh aimsear de ghnáth
36. Eín ag canntain go meidreach maidin Earraig deirteat gur ag glaodhach ar an b'fearthainn a bhídh.
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2020-10-17 11:39
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Conus a cuirtear dath ar éadaighe le ruaim.
Ar dtúis pioctar e i gcoill nó i bportach. Stuif glas is eadh é a fhasann i slata beaga.
Annsan gearrtar é le tuagh. Cuirtear é ag beiriú agus fágtar ann é an feadh ceithre uaire, Cuirtear isteach na heádaighe agus fágtar ann iad ar feadh uaire eile.
Annsan togtar iad agus cuirtear iad amach féin aer chun iad a thriomú. Sé an dath a bhíonn ar na h-éadaighe annsan na dearg.
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2020-10-17 11:31
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Deintí a lán coinnle fadó. Seo mar dheintí iad. Geibthí saill Gabhar agus deintí é go leágh. Annsan gheibthí an múnla. Ar dtúis cuirthí píosa sná [?] olna agus cuirthí tarrainge sa bhéal an mhúnla. Cuirthí amach san bun é. Annsan cuirthí tríd póid móna é Dorthaí istheach an tsaill sa mhúnla. Fagtaí ann é go dtí go mbíod sé cruaidh. Cuirthí óscionn na teine go dtí go dtuithfeadg sé amach as an múnla.
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Is féidir mo shean-mháthair sníomh do dheanamh le túirne. Connaich mé i go minic.
Ar dtúis nígheann sí an olann agus cuireann sí amach fe'n aer í cun í do thiomú. Annsan cíorann sí an olann agus deineann sí i do chardáil le cardaí. Dhein sí reithleóga de. Gheibheann sí an túirne agus sníomhann sí é.
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2020-10-17 11:24
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Carraigh Dhá:- carraig an-mhór is eadh é agus deir daoine gur thuit fear de dárbh ainm Dháithi. Talamh na Pléidhe:- Bhí beirt tighearna talmhan ag tro [?] igcóir na talmhan beirt dárbh ainm Mathghaimhain. Bhí duine achu ó pgaróiste na Tuaithe (Beaufort) agus an duine eile ó Dhromóir, bhí an buadh ag an duine i dTuaith.
Gúala:- mar tá án áit ar nós Gúalannn. Crochán Méidleachá tá an áit ar nós cnaipe. Túirín áit árd glas feárach. Bascadh:- tá an Faill an - dhainséarach. Eisg Caol:- Ái [?] íseal caol is eadh é. Pláisín a'Ceall :- Bhí tigh ann go raibh muinntir Ceallaigh in a gcómhnaidhe ann.
Gallán :- Tá fothrach ann agus a lán carnai [?] de chlocha beaga ann. Coisi Coill:- Mar
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Bhóthair:- mar ta féar bán ag fas ann agus tá sé cósamhail le bóthar
Ceann eile is eadh an lios:- ma deirtear go raibh na sídheóga in a gcómhnuide an fadó Plás fada:- ma [?] tá pairc beag ann ag [?] tá sé an-fhada.
Plás ga [?] mar fásann feár ga [?] tá árdán ar an dtala [?] ann. Stáitse,:- mar tá ardán ar thaobh an cni [?]
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2020-10-17 10:34
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bhí coill mór ann fadó. Inse breach :- mar tá a lán breach san abhainn ann. Páirc Gharbh:- mar páirc an gharb is eadh é agus fraoch agus ceanabhán ag fás ann.
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2020-10-17 10:33
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Faill dubh:- toisg go bhfuil faill dubh ann. Cnocán a' ghabhar :- mar bíonn eidhneán ag fás ann agus bíonn na gabhar a ithe. Leac :- mar tá leach mhór ann
Cnocán a chró:- mar bhí cró ann fadó i gcóir na hainmhidhthe,
Eise a
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2020-10-17 10:30
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Ar dtúis gearrtar an stuif sé sin fionán ón sleibh. Ní foláir é bheith glas Fágtar ann é go ceann seachtmhaine. Tabhair abhaile é. Má thagann lá bréagh cuirtear an díon ar an dtigh. Gearr na sparaí den crann saillighe, cuir bior ar an dá cheann. Annsan cas an sugán deanta as fionán le crúicín. Sáith na spáir tríd an scraith.Geibhtear an scraith des na maidí treasna. Annsan ceanghail na súgáin des na spáirí. Cuir an díon annsan. Ceanghail na sugháin treasna on tighe. Ceanghail ar an dtaobh eile. Fág leath troigh idir gach sugán dhá shrath ar dul sa treo eile. Níúsáidtear ach a chuid is sia de'n bhfionán.
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2020-10-17 10:24
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In this way they were able to account for the light & the commotion. The old man acted his part so well that the sergeant produced his flask & give him a drop of whiskey. While all this was going on the 'boys' had removed the patient to some other house. The removal continued until they finally placed him on a ship bound for America. This ship left from the "Bull Cow & Calf."
People are living still who took part in this. (Reilly & Lagney).
About the same time a supposed spy was shot down Gerag meen
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2020-10-17 10:18
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burn his clothes immediately he got home as they were steeped in blood & he went to America. The wounded man was then removed & by night he used be taken from house to house until he would be finally left in safety somewhere on the side of Maolus on the Reeks. The Beaufort Police noticed lights a few nights miles from them on the mountain side. They set out & just as they were nearing the house some one noticed their helmet shining in the moonlight. They had barely time to shift the wounded man to the cowhouse. The man of the house jumped into the bed out of which the other had been moved & started moaning & groaning. All the others were crying while the woman of the house was busy trying various remedies to relieve her husbands pain
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2020-10-17 10:09
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Curtin was from somewhere round Castlemaine and was supposed to be connected in some way with the landlords. The Moonlighters came round collecting guns. They called on Curtain & he said he would go up stairs to get it for them. He opened fire & shot one of them - a widows son & wounded another who shot Curtain. Curtin's son & daughter locked two of them into a room & when they heard the shooting outside the broke a window jumped 20' & ran. Curtin's house must not have been far from the police barracks. The police surrounded them. One strong fellow carried the wounded fellow on his shoulder until they were nearly on him. He threw him into a brake of Briars where he was left till the following evening. The men who carried him had to
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2020-10-16 22:58
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About 1798 the following happened. This man Domhnall - used stay round here, but Inch was his favourite resting place. He had a splendid horse. It is not certain what he did but there was a reward of £100 on his head. He used often go to a house & order them kill a sheep for him & prepare oats for his horse or if he knew or met any poor man he would drive in a rich mans sheep or perhaps those of some land lord & kill them. People used be afraid of him. At this time they were building a house in Croch Mór (Black Valley). This morning the masons saw the horseman approaching & they recognised the outlaw. Knowing about the reward they resolved to Kill him. One man stepped behind the door & had the hatchet raised to strike when the
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2020-10-16 22:57
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About 1798 the following happened. This man Domhnall - used stay round here, but Inch was his favourite resting place. He had a splendid horse. It is not certain what he did but there was a reward of £100 on his head. He used often go to a house & order them kill a sheep for him & prepare oats for his horse or if he knew or met any poor man he would drive in a rich mans sheep or perhaps those of some land lord & kill them. People used be afraid of him. At this time they were building a house in Croch Mór (Black Valley). This morning the masons saw the horseman approaching & they recognised the outlaw. Knowing about the reward they resolved to Kill him. One man stepped behind the door & had the hatchet raised to strike when the
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2020-10-16 22:50
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have seen the out law at Inch once.
The fellow who shot the first landlord in Tipperary is supposed to have spent some time in Bonane. It was he composed the song
"I am a bold undaunted fox---
Rory of the Hills"
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2020-10-16 22:49
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have seen the out law at Inch once.
The fellow who shot the first landlord in Tipperary is supposed to have spent some time in Bonane. It was he composed the song
"I am a bold undaunted fox---
Rory of the Hills"
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2020-10-16 22:47
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Bhíodh tig learaí crónain agus seacha ín sé féin ar do ha há (ainm áite leas muigh dhe Cíll Áirne). Bíonn an gárda ann ag mbráibh agus ag fea [?] agus bligeárdaithe an bhaile ag gámsí [?] acht
They stopped at Learaí crónain and he told them to mind themselfs on the ha há. There was a number of men and women and bligéards of the place scolding.
My Grandfather was going to school to a man called Major Mahony (he told a rat) the school master told a rat to come and cut his throat on a razor. Major put the razor between his toes the rat came and cut his throat.
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2020-10-16 22:38
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There are many roads in my district.
The most important are Kenmare and Sneem roads. From these are many branch roads. One leads to Bealaugh Beama
On this road there are a lot of heavy traffic during the summer months. Tourists going to and from Parknasilla and Caragh lake Hotels pass there.
A road also leads to Lough-brin and on to the gap of Dunloe. On this road many tourists also travel during the summer months.
There is also an old road in my district which can be seen easily. It comes through Bealaugh Beama and on by Lough-bran lake and into Killarney and along this old road you would
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2020-10-16 22:34
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steward said that every man should (th) take off his coat or if he would not he woal be sacked. One man did not take off his coat and he was asked why he did not do so and he said he had no shirt on him. The steward said he did not care that he should take off his coat. The other men treatned to Kill the steward if he would not leave the man work with his coat on. The steward ran into Killarney and he did not come back to finish the making of the road ever afterwards.
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2020-10-16 22:31
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to Kenmare was made about fifty years ago. It was made for the purpose of bringing meal from Kenmare. One of the men that was making it is still alive. His name is Pat Neill and he lives in Bealdairig. tThe pay they got was sixpence a day.
The road to Killarney was made the same time as the road to Kenmare There is a near way going from Doirecoinnihy to Kenmare. It is a near way of four miles. There is a near way going from Doireliagh to Doirecoinniky. they were making a road there long ago. Thed
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2020-10-16 22:26
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There is a road about a quarter of a mile from this place called Gearah Sallagh road. It is going through a hill belonging to Mike Shea and Jim Shea. The names of the places in it are Staighre Mhathgamhain Faill a Brosna, Molach Bán, agus Faill Jackie.
There is a near way from Bealdarrig to Drigeran. there is a lake there called Lough Fada. There is also a big rock named Carraig an Aifrinn. Long ago Mass was said there when there was five pounds for a priests head.
A near way is going from Gearah Sallagh to Direen. There is a flag with wrting on it near the path. A lot of people came to see it
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2020-10-16 22:25
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There is a road about a quarter of a mile from this place called Gearah Sallagh road. It is going through a hill belonging to Mike Shea and Jim Shea. The names of the places in it are Staighre Mhathgamhain Faill a Brosna, Molach Bán, agus Faill Jackie.
There is a near way from Bealdarrig to Drigeran. there is a lake there called Lough Fada. There is also a big rock named Carraig an Aifrinn. Long ago Mass was said there when there was five pounds for a priests head.
A near way is going from Gearah Sallagh to Direen. There is a flag with wrting on it near the path. A lot of people came to see it
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2020-10-16 22:24
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There is a road about a quarter of a mile from this place called Gearah Sallagh road. It is going through a hill belonging to Mike Shea and Jim Shea. The names of the places in it are Staighre Mhathgamhain Faill a Brosna, Molach Bán, agus Faill Jackie.
There is a near way from Bealdarrig to Drigeran. there is a lake there called Lough Fada. There is also a big rock named Carraig an Aifrinn. Long ago Mass was said there when there was five pounds for a priests head.
A near way is going from Gearah Sallagh to Direen. There is a flag with wrting on it near the path. A lot of people came to see it
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2020-10-16 22:19
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women used work on it the same time. It is used all the time. They used get three Shillings every day that they used work.
Mass path.
There is o'ne going from Derryleigh to Derrycunnihy. It is going through a wood the people use it for going to Mass.
There is another path going to Molls Gap it is a nearway to go to Kenmare it is going through a hill. I do not know when was it made but it is used always by the people.
The path of the horses. It is called because when the tourists are coming up the gap of Dunloe they take that nearway for if it were they should go a very long journey.
They do not use it now because it is all
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2020-10-16 19:40
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braoinín beag de'n uisge fágtha. "Cuir an braoinín sin i bhárr mo hata," arse an t-amadhán. Do chuir an bhean an t-uisge ar bárr an hata, agus chuaidh an t-amadán arais go dtí an páirc.
Nuair a chonnaic na for é O'Fhiafruigh siad de arbh é sin, an méid a fuair sé "níl" airse an t-amadán, "Féaci ar an méid a bfhuil annseo". D'iompuigh se an hata agus dhoirti sé an t-uisge go léir amach.
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2020-10-16 19:36
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cluaise.
Nóiní: plannda cosamhail leis an sweamróg go dtagann blát bán air fas ann sé fé clocaibh. Litear na duilleoga mar leigeas ar scornac tinn. Beirbhigthear na duilleoga agus olthar in t-uisge mar phurgóid.
Bainneaian: Tá nimh ann, usáidtear é chun dath dubh a cuir ar eadaige beirbhigheann siad e agus cuirtear na h-éad aighe san uisge.
Preám Na Driseoiga: beirbhigtear é agus cuirtear na h eadaige san uisge. Cuireann sé dath corcaire buan orta.
Lios n gcloc cuireann sé dath donn ar eadaige.
Cupóga duilleog mora
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2020-10-16 19:27
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Puca poill tá numh ann Ní itheann acnne é ná ní cuireann aenne a láin air. Deineann sé an talamh bocht.
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2020-10-16 19:26
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Lus Mór: Fásann siad ar thaobh abhann í dtalamh shaibi [?] Measgtar duilleoga an plannda seo le saill muic beirbhightear é agus usáidtar an measgán chun, uishe do tharrainghthe as chnapáin
Neanntóga: Usáidtear na duilleoga i gcóir tinneas
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2020-10-16 19:23
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an ainm atá ar.
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2020-10-16 19:22
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Neannthóg - Tugann síad mar bhiadh dos na mucha agus dos na cearcha. Leigheasann sé pian sa cliabh leis.
Caisearbhan - Tá sé an - shláinteamhail do dhaoine.
Meachan tabhtha - leigheasann sé capall ó aichídh (ó fearse).
Samha - leigheasann sé dathacha. Cuireann síad samha ar eadhaighe cun iad do ruaime.
Coimeán meáll - tá sé cosmhail leis an noinín, leigheasann sé tinneas fiachal.
Eideain - Leigheasann sé eascóidí
Bainnecín - tá sé beagnach i ngach páirc. Marbhuigheann sé éisg. Tugtar an aunm suin air mar thagann nimh as cosmhail, le bainne. Tá luibh ag fás ar carraighreacha cun éadaighe do dhatughadh lios na gcloch
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2020-10-16 19:15
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fásann sé in áiteanna tri [?] Tugtar e mar adhbhar bidh das na muca agus dos na cearc
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2020-10-16 19:12
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Fásann ceátach in áitean na fluic tá preamaca móra dearga aige. Tugtar ceáchtach air mar nuair a bíonn duine af treabhadh teígheann na préamhacha in achrann ar an gceáct. Nainne cian fasann sé ar thaobh claidhe nó ar léacha árd. Ní fhásann sé ach i dtalamh saidhbhir. Tá rud istig ann coshamhail le bainen sin é an cúis go tugtar bnainne cian air. Tá numh istig ann, Cuirtear preámhacha an bainne cian isteach ins an abhainn chun na h-éisc do mharbú. Tugtar liós na gcloch ar rud eile fásann sé ar na carraigreacú. Deintear éadaighe do datú leis. Caisreabhán
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capall ortha. Ma bhíonn craobhóir a daoine amiligheann síad fáinne óir leis no té fúar.
Má bhíonn craobh galar ag leanbh leigeann an gandal trí sraoth ar feadh trí maide isteach i mbéal an leinbh.
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Bhí a lán leigheasanna ag na daoine fadó. Tá cuid achu ann anois.
Cuireann daoine éidneáin ar cheann tinn chun é do leigheas. Cuireann síad gallúnach agus suichre go dtí neascóidí
Leigheasann arán agus uisge úr glan at. Cuireann daoine cos tinn fé uisge úr glan. Leighwasanna coimeán meall tinneas fiachal, cuireann síad cloch gorm air, no tobach leis.
Úsáideann síad an rud bán istigh in ubh cun pian sa ceann do leigheas.
Cuireann daoine piobar u mbinne cun slagdán do leigheas. Núair a bhíonn plucgamas ag daoine cuireann síad ceannrach
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2020-10-16 18:59
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glasa a fasann san bhféi [?] uasáidtear iad i gcoír nea [?] coídí
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Soima na coill. Ta sé cosamhail leis an seamróig. Tá trí duilleoga ar. Tá sé ana ghéar d'itheas go minic é. Tá se go maith do shlágdhan.
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2020-10-16 18:57
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Ta eolas agam ar a lán leigheasan An chéad ceann nuair a bíonn craobh air ar do shúil an léigheas na té fúar. Cúireann daoine eile pingin air.
Ceann eile nuair dógann tú do lámh an léigheas na an cúidh bhán d'en úbh no an lús mór isteach ins an dteine ar féadh cúpla neomait tógann sé amach cuíreann an lús mór ar an gcú [?] a bhí dóighte.
An léighas í gcóir clúas tínn cúireann siad fíneigre inntí.
Léigeas í gcóir tinneas fiacal ná píosa tobhach a cúir isteach ann.
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2020-10-16 18:52
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Coimeann meall fásann sé inaice an bhóthair Úsádtar na dáoine íad i gcóir medicine.
Úsáidtar na dáoine rilóg i gcóir beithidigh Núair a bíonn cnapán in a scórnaig
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Usáidtear na dáoine íad i gcóir cnead a ghlanadh deineann sé a tan díogbhalle [?] dos na h-ainimhidhe
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maker is John Gradey all the people go him to make their baskets He could make three baskets in an hour.
A good jumper is Mich Sullivan in the valley. He jumped a river o'ne day. There was a very big flood and he jumped the river.
A good man for shearing sheep is Denis Casey. He coudl shear a sheep in five minutes without taking his hands off the
Another strong man is James Shea he could pull a cow out of the dike without any on with him.
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My uncle's name is John Downing He swam the river running outside my house by night and the flood was up over the bank He tied his clothes to the back of his neck.
Another good swimmer is Tobert Tagney one day a Lady left her purse fall into the lake. There was twenty five pounds in it. He dived down under the water to the bottom and brought it up and she gave him five pounds. It happened about twenty years ago.
A good man for playing the fiddle is John Casey of Derryard He never learned how to play it And he is also very good for playing the melodeon.
A good bask
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Glais n Bhfear bóg This is a river where the young men used to go fishing and return laden with fish.
Cum a' ceóig This is a hallow between the hills where the fog fills in very heavily.
Cuimín Gorm This is a green vein on the hillside.
Cuimín Dubh This is a place where there are an amount of black banks on the hill.
Páirc a' Boghaig This is a very boggy field
Clash There is a very big hallow in this field
Plásán This is a very level patch of mountain.
Clocán This is a very large heap of stones on a part of the hill.
Maca This is a very green patch on the hill where the heifers of this locality used to be mocked long ago.
Carraig Ciarraidhe This is a very large rock on the top of Aunaskirtane hill
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Locán Líath This is a very big lake on the sode of the road.
Clais Bhán This is a very big hallow in the hill.
Páirc na gclocán There is a big carn or heap or heap of stones in the middle of this field Long ago when the farmers had no cars or vehicles they used to gather the stones together in the fields when they could not draw them away.
Páirc na móinteán This is a very rushy field.
Maca This is a field in front of my house
Cus This is a very wet field
Móineír Buidhe This is a very mountain big field.
Glais na Siorrac This is a part of the hill where the farmers around this locality used to put their young foal grazing long ago.
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about Fhaill an Fiolair low down by the side of that cliff there is some masonry there done by the hands of man and two men spent a day trying to break it but it failed them. It is like cement. The mortar that was used in the piece of work it is strongly supposed that there is a treasure hidden there as a robber's cave is near this cliff and another rock called Carrigavown where this fox cabbage grows is historic and another rock called Carraig na Balloige where people sit on to view the lake when they are at rest My uncle Pat Moynihan told me that he saw an animal that resembled a small horse on the verge of that lake late in the evening and when he saw him he jumped into the lake and dived out of sight. Water lillies grow in great abundance in the lake in the month of June. There is an old saying amongst the
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old people here that a hidden treasure of gold is in this glen and that the sun shines on the spot at twelve oclock in the day and it can shine on this place. I have mentioned to you and this talk is spoken of amongst old people here for hundreds of years and I being one of an old family that lived here for three hundred years or more and my people always talked of what I have written
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Páirc an tobair There is a spring well in this field.
The Riásc This is a very wet marshy field
Drom The back of the hill
Ceím This is a very big cliff near Shrone Lake with steps going up to the top of it.
Slogidal This is a big hallow out between two cliffs
Bothar Garbh This is a very rough path through the hill where the people used to travel long ago when they used to be going from this place tp Clydagh and Ballyvourney they were no roads at that time
Páirc Eoghain This is a field called after Eoghan Sullivan who lived in a small little house in Cahirbernagh. He lived alone in this little house in a small little field by the side of the road.
Carraig a' caipín This is a big rock on the side of the hill. The top of the rock is in the shape of a cap.
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this one is in the middle
An Dhá Chích Danainn The Two paps
Abha -na- sgiortán The river of the many legged insects
Cnoc Na Gamhna The farmers around this locality used to keep a number of calves is on a certain part of this hill and that place got it's name after the calves.
The Biorlac There is a spring well rising here and a steam flowing with the hallow.
Cnocán na Gaoithe This is a lump of land at the bottom of the hill where the wind blows very hard.
Cnocán Na Rínnce There used to be a pattern held here in ancient days.
Gaírdín Dubh This is the black garden. Long ago a blight came on the potatoes and the garden blackened all over.
Lúr beag This is a very small field.
Páirc A' leasa There is a fort in this field
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sign of his foot remained on the stone. Since then the place is called "Cos Tarbh" the "Bulls Foot".
The Ray.
Tobar Mór is a part of the road under which a stream from a big well run
Páirc na hEornan is a field owned by Dan [?] Linehan in which it is said barley was grown at one time.
Lúbín Drín.
Cnocán Bán is a field in which there a white heap of stones upon a knob.
The Clothar is a big stretch of land which is covered with stones.
Páirc na Ridíní.
Clais Bhorm
Lúrtóg is a lump of earth and stone the bank of the Abha Ni Croidhe.
Ahán is a steep height.
Geataí Árda is a place where the children
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The Mullac.
Pairc A' Cumar is a field through which a wide river ran at one time. It is owned by Maurice Nagle.
Lúbín.
Cnoc An aifreann is a portion of Maurice Nagle's mountain in which Mass was celebrated in the penal days.
Páirc Mhór os the big field.
Páirc A 'Tobair is the field of the well.
Páircín Caol is a long narrow field.
The Caol is a large meadow on the boundaries of Gortdarrig and Sheans in which a part of the Gortdarrig farmers are joined.
Shean A' Ruadh.
Cos Tarbh is a stone on which the sign of a bull's foot is. iIt gets its name from a bull that was stolen from the City on a May Night. He was taken to Clydagh and on his way he stood on this stone and the
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Clais leath is a drain which appears grey.
Sliogdeal.
Bóithre cinn is a height in the road.
Fiacals
Cúine na mBailí.
Cíllín is a place near the hillside whre the ruins of an old house are. The place gets its nae from this old house because when the penal laws were in force the priests celebrated Mass in this old house. Cíllín means the little chapel
Bóthar Chích Danainn is a road leading to the Paps.
Bun an Leasa is a field below the Gortdarrig Fort. This fort is situated in Danie Linehan's land.
Páirc an aitinn is the field of the furze. It is the property of Maurice Sweeney and it is being improved at present.
Páircin Riobáird is an old field which was owned at one time by Garret Nagle
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a little hill over which the wind blows very hard from that the hill gets the name of Cnócan Na Gaoithe.
Claisín 'a Loca is a little stream of water which flows into the Gortdarrig Lake and in which trout are very plentiful.
Comairín Step is another stream running down the Western Pap into Gortdarrig Lake and which is a very dangerous place. There is but one stepping stone passing it and if you had the misfortune of missing that step you would be thrown body and bones into the Lake.
Cathairín is a small round field in which the seed for crops are grown for instance rhubarb, cabbage seed, onions, rape, rye and others.
Clais Bhán is a white looking hollow in the mountain.
Cúine is a corner of the hill.
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his ghost night and day. After a while some religous body of monks came to live there and his ghost used to appear to them. They used to hear moans and tramplings at all times. One night the superior returned to his bed and he heard the tramplings coming into the room. He sat up in the bed and asked if there was any soul in the room that wanted masses to be said and to strike a stroke for every mass to be said. Fourteen strokes were struck and from that day to this all was peace in the mansion.
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house and she used to come on her knees on the road before him and curse him. One day another man with Cronin were riding on horseback passing by her house. As usual she made her appearance before them on her knees cursing him. The gentleman asked Cronin to turn back & give some satisfaction to the affected woman and he took no notice but went his way. The gentleman turned back and asked her why she behaved so and if she had any blame to himself. She said she had nothing to say to him but to the villian that was in his company that hanged her son innocently and she cursed him and prayed to God that he may die of some disease in the throat worse than the rope. After some years he was troubled with some disease in the throat which could not be cured and he died in great agony. After his death the house at Rathmore was haunted by
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At the presbytery in Rathmore at present owned by Cannon OSullivan was some couple of hundred years ago owned by a landlord named Duggan Cronin. This man owned a considerable amount of property in east Kerry including the townland of Rathmore. He had a large number of tenants planted on the land and from when he drew a large amount of money in rents yearly. He had a family of three sons and all four were magistrates for the county of Kerry. These men were great tyrants and were very severe in enforcing laws. They were the means of getting a widow's son from Killarney hanged for a crime for the murder of a man at Rathmore named Cotter of which he was known to be entirely innocent. D|uggan Cronin on his visits to a mansion in Killarney used to pass by the widow's
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In ainm ar dTighearna Iosa Criost do
Ceasadh luighin sios cun shíghe. Tabhair dom do bheannacht A Thíghearna, Cosain agus stiúir mé agus tar eis an turais gearr an roidhthig seo beir go dtí an sonas siorraidhe mé Amen.
A Iosa mair is leig idtráth
Go bhfaghainn-sé nós as act do ghradh.
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Seana Pháirc This is a very old field
Gortin a Bhóthair This is a very small field by the side of the road.
Páirc Lár a middle field
Leaca Ríac A very brown part of the hill where there is an amount of heath growing.
An Páirc Nuadh This is a new field
Paddock This is a very small marshy field
Cnoc Meadhonac There are three hills here and
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used to have high gates long ago.
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Bourach is a small field at the foot of hills into which the people put their sheep to mark and shear them. It is surrounded by a high fence in order that the sheep could not escape from the people when they want to catch them.
At the side of the eastern Pap there is
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There is a heap of stones on the top of each mountain and it is said that a king and queen were buried there.
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The Bourac. it is a place on the side of the hill where people catch sheep. It is said that it is the remains of an old cabin where some poor people lived long ago. The remains of the old walls are still to be seen and it is in the form of a circle.
Ceim It is a step on the eastern side of the Two Paps leading out on the Shrone road
Poll Phádraig. It is a deep hole on the side of the hill
gClais na bFear nÓg It is a place where the men of this district go fishing
Clais gorm It is a stream near to my house and when the sun shines on it, it has a blue appearance.
The Two Paps. They are two high mountains that are situated to the south of this school. There is a lake to the north of the western one and another lake to the east of the eastern. The western one is called Gortdarrig Lake and the eastern lake is called Shrone Lake
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Gairdin Beag The small garden because there was once a garden in a small field
The Boggy Garden because there was once a garden in a boggy field
Cnocán an aifrinn The hill of the mass because Mass was said there long ago. It is situated about a fields distance from my house and to the north of it also.
Cnocán Rinnce The hill of the dance because dance used to be there long ago.
Sleibhín It is a small mountain to the east of my house
Gort na gCeann The field of the heads because in olden times the people were killed there by the English.
Gort na gCapall The field of the horses because horses used to be kept in it in olden days.
Gort Dearh The red field because the blood used to flow back the river.
Cnocán Bán The white hill because turf is cut on that hill and it is very white turf.
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Phaircín Dubh The black field because the earth in the field is very black.
Pairc an Aoilig The field of the lime because there is a lime kiln in the field
Pairc Caol The crooked field because there are turns in the field
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rock
Lios na gCraobh. it being the fort of the trees.
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Gort na Shean mBhuidhe. It was called so from yellow Jack Mahony and was named by a woman who lived there before Jack, who said
A Chone do bheidh aer acu
Beidh sí go léir acu
A chone do bheidh aer acu
Ag clann Shean Buidhe.
Ceann Aérac. Counted airy through it being haunted by the fairies
Corran. Because it is the shape of a cup
Srón. Because it is in the shape of a mans nose.
Radh Doire Neac It being between two hills Stagmount and Barraduff
Oileán na gCapall. It being one time stocked with ponies
Dubh Corrig. It having a black
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Móinfhéar Mór. It being the largest meadow
Bun an Gháirdín. It being under neath the haggards
Buaile Bheag. The small inclosure for cattle at night
Buaile an uisge. The watery inclosure
Pairc a' leasa. It being connected with the fort
Pairc a' sídhe. It being the fairies meeting place.
Rás Cúrsa Sídhe. It being the fairies racing place
Lios. It being the seat of King Fairy
Cos. because it being in the shape of a mans foot
Bíonglánac. because there are sallies at the mouth of the valley.
Coisleac Because it is in the shape of a ducks foot.
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enough to enjoy his wealth. The place was unhabited at the time.. He was found dead one day by Daniel Cronin's game keeper of Rathmore. The nearest place to Sean's dwelling were
Moinéar Bheag. it being a small meadow.
Paircín na h-iomarí because there are ridges running through it
Pairc a Mhullaig. Because it being round in the centre
Pairc a 'Galláin. because there is a high steeple in it.
Pairc a 'trí Cuillinn. Because there are three holly trees in it
Pairc Mhór. Because it is a big field
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Meallagabha. Sorry to my hear to be thrown here in this most out of the way corner of the earth called Meallagabha, which took its name from Sean Gaba who was a pirate. Stealing a bag of gold from a ship he hurried inland as far as he could an he settled here in a field called Pairc an Druineac where he divided his gold into several little pots the largest he hid in Daniel Eogan's field by the name of Pairc Óir. The smaller ones he hid in the same land not far away so as that he could find it when he needed it, but it seems that Sean did not live long
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liquid. They had moulds for making candles. They put a piece of thread into the mould poured the liquid in and allowed it to harden and these were used as candles. They got the white of the rushes and dipped them in the liquid and allowed them to harden and these were used as matches.
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Bhí fear 'na chomhnuidhe i nGbhlán rímcheall céad is ceithre bliadhna déág ó roumh, agus sé an ainm a bhí air ná Deasbaí Ó Bréinéam, agus ba leis Gabhlán ar fad. Pósadh é an tarna h-uair le cailín darb ainm di Brighid Ní Bhriain, agus bhí uaithe fear eile do phósadh. Sé an ainm a bhí ar an bhfear sin ná Séamuis A' Doirín. Bhí inghean amhám leis an gcéad mnaoi ag Dearbaí.
Do cheap an Brighid Ní Bhriain seo agus Séamus Doirín ar sheift cun Dearbaí do mharbhú agus do fuair sí beirt eile le Séamus a bhí toiltheanach an droc a bhí ortha n a Seán bhéil i Beath Páméar. Sé an breab so tharraing sí chúca ná cuig púint.
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Tabhair aire anois ná cuirfir amú iad "Mhuise faid saoghail chúghat mar Naomh". arsa Donnchadh agus chrom se ag obair arís, ag machtnamh a t-am céadna cad a dheanfhadh sé leis an dhá guidhe. Níor bhain sé aon t-shásamh as ucht a mhachtnaimh, amhthach, agus ó bhí tuirse mór ar, do bhailig sé an brosna agus d'imthig sé i dtró abhaile. Bhí an beart brosna tó-trom do agus tar éis tamaillín do suidh sé sios air, ar taobh an bhothaire. "Ba mian liom", ar seisean, "dá d;tabarfadh an beart brosna abhaile mé in ionad mé 'gá thabhairt."Ní thíúisce a bhí na focail úd as a bhéal, ná gur thosuig an beart ag bogadh, agus níor stad sé gur shroiseadar tigh Donnchadh. Bhí fearh ar Doonnchadh an cuma 'nár cuaidh ceann de's na guidhthibh amú air, ach níorh fearg go dtí fearg a mhná, Maire. Nuair chuala sí an sgeal thug sí íde na muc agus na madraí ar Donnchadh bhochth, agus sa deire do
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1. Jink, jink, jink, and it never take's a drink. Answer. A bull's chain.
2. It goes under and over the water. Answer. A woman crossing a bridge with a bucket of water on her head.
3.There is a child in the hall and if you go near her she will cry. Answer. a bell.
4. Look at your hand and there you will see what never was or never will be. Answer. That your small finger will never be as big as the others.
5. Why is the black hen cleverer than a white hen. Answer. A black hen can lay a white egg but a white hen can't lay a black egg.
6. As black, as black, as black as ink and when you pluck there is a white hole in it. Answer. A blackberry.
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one night two men went into the wood to get some timber. They saw a fine tree lying on the ground and set to cut it. Suddenly the man appeared to them and sat upon the tree. One of the men said "we will cut away and leave him the log he is sitting on" and he said to the man on the log "that if the devil was to take him he would have the rest."
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A man owned Flesk Castle long ago. He was very mean and would not give timber to any of the men who asked him for it. Many pleaded for timber but in vain.
Now this old man died and
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Long ago there lived a tyrant of a land lord in Muckross. When the dead people were buried in Muckross Abbey. He used get the men to dig out the graves of the people and scatter their bones on the fields for manure. Now this man was coming home from town. He met a woman when he was passing the Abbey gate. The woman hit him and turned his face back to the (po) back of his head. When he reached home his people sent for the bishop. When he came he turned his face to his shoulder and he died that way some years after.
This land lord whose name was Herbert was a Protestant. He had many tenants around Killarney. He is said to be buried standing upright in his grave at Killegy, Muckross. A large monument marks his last resting place.
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is called the Monk's cave.
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When the monks were living in Muckross Abbey long ago. One of the monks was out walking one day there were thunder and lightning and he stood near a rock till it passed away. Suddenly a cave opened to him in the rock. He went in and waited till it went. It
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Long ago there was a dance in Mr. Shea's house in Muckross. During the dance a girl complained of a toothache. Two men wanted to marry her and she said "that whoever would be the first to bring her a piece of the Yew Tree in Muckross that she would marry him" So away with the first man and when he came as
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and said "Come on now give me the pot of gold." The little boy was crying for mercy and was telling telling the man his name but this was in vain for the man had too much grádh for the money and wanted nothing else. He nearly half killed the child. The child was crying pitifully. Suddenly his father heard him and came to see what was the matter. When he saw the man and the child he took the child, knocked the man with a slap and went away leaving him alone.
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One night there was a drunken man going home from town. Suddenly he saw something sitting under a furze bush which he thought was a Lepracháin. This was only a little tinker and his father was after beating him and he ran away from the caravan. He had foxy hair. The man took hold of him
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far as the river near the Muckross Hotel he heard a woman call for help. He took no notice of the call but ran on. Then the second man came he heard the same call. He helped the woman out of the river and then went his way when he came to the "Yew Tree" the other man was dead under it. He got the piece of the tree and brought it to the girl and some time after he married her.
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up the stairs. Then the ghost went to the cupboard. He said that there were bones in it. He said that he would haunt the house until the man would bury them. Then the man went to the cupboard, and the ghost diseappeared. When the man had the cupboard opened he saw the bones, and buried them. Then he went back to the cupboard, and he saw a bag of jewels and he keot them. He was very rich afterwards.
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There were once three men sitting near the fire. The kitchen maid was old and blind. There was a girl named Mary in the house also. The men told her to help the kitchen maid. When the girl went to the door, she saw a ghost, and then she told the men.
When the men went to the door they saw him also. The ghost said "follow me", so one of the men followed him
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1. It is black it is white and red all over. A newspaper.
2. 'Tis as black as ink and as white as milk and it hops on the road like hailstones. A magpie.
3. Long and narrow thin and tall many a man caused it to fall. A gun.
4. What crossed the river without making a sound. A shadow.
5. What runs but cannot walk.
6. Father and Mother, sister and brother running all day and cannot catch up to each other.
The wheels of a motor car.
7. I have a little house and a mouse could not live in it and all the men in town
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could not count all the window that are in it.
a thimble.
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The Famine began in the year 1847. The cause of it was the failure of the potato crop, and the staple food of the people was potatoes and milk. They were strong to endure hardships. There were no National Schools at that time but hedge schools. They were so hungry that on their way home from school they would eat the briars growing on hedges. Some of them went to America and died in ships going across.
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others died with cold and hunger in houses and in fields by the roadsides. The population reduced to nothing. Great giant men fell to skeletons with the hunger.
Here and there by the ditches you would see the corpses of people. All day long carts were moving towards the graveyards. The Land Lord should get every third stone of oats that grew on the land, and that was all shipped off to England.
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One of the many monasteries of ancient Ireland is the Currins monastery. It was built in the beginning of the sixteenth century and it was inhabited at first by monks.
After that the Protestants took it and they lived there for over one hundred years. They also buried a Protestant minister there.
The Catholics took it again and they lived there for over fifty years. They also buried a man there and it is said that when the man was a live he was trespassing in another woman's field and the course she put on him, was that when he died two sods of earth was to be put over him.
One night he pretended to die. After he was buried under the two sods, he got up and the spell was broken.
The monastery is now in a ruin because the English burned it.
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58. Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
60. Between two stools we came to the ground.
62. Learning is a light load.
63. For want of a nail, the shoe was lost
For want of a shoe, the horse was lost
For want of a horse, the rider was lost
All for the want of a horse shoe nail
64. Covetousness bursts the bag.
65. Before you marry make sure of a house wherein to tarry.
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1839.
Large thunderstorm. Referred to locally as the Big Wind of 1839. People were killed by lightning and by falling tres. Houses were knocked.
February 7th 1909
Thunderstorm. Roofs blown off, Houses knocked. Hay & straw blown away.
29th February 1901
Snow storm. last for three weeks.
Februaru 1895 Very heavy fall of snaw- hedges by the roadside covered with snow. Snow fell for a week & then there was frost. There was a fair in Loughrea during this snow - and people and cattle went - sometimes walking on top of walls bushes & hedges.
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Crickets singing - sign of rain.
Dog eating grass - " " "
When hills seem near its a sign of rain.
" " " far away - " " good weather.
Dust rising on the roadway - sign of rain.
Smoke ascending very straight in evening - sign of frost.
Smoke ascending very straight in morning - good weather.
When it si hardly noticeable - foggy weather or snow.
Blue blaze in the fire- sign of frost or rain.
Soot falling don chimney - " of rain.
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Dark clouds to the West - sign of rain.
Clouds low in the sky - " " snow
Clouds high - sign of good weather
Rainbow
Eainbow in the morning - bad weather
" " " evening - weather clearing up.
Two rainbows - sign of fine weather.
Rainbow on Saturday - sign of a wet week.
The wind
Wind from the mountains - sign of rain.
The south wind brings most rain to this district. Wind from the north- sign of dry weather.
Birds:
Birds flying inland - sign of stormy weather
" " towards sea - sign of good "
Swallows flying low - " " rain.
Curlew & wild geese crying - " " "
Animals
Cat sitting with its back to fire or scraping a board - sign of rain.
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Sun.
A very hot sun in harvest time is a sign of heavy showers
When the sky is red at sunset it is a sign of fine weather. A red sky in the morning is a sign of bad weather. Pale sunset - wet weather
Moon
When the new moon is on it's back it's a sign of rain. When it is upright its a sign of fine weather. A new moon on Saturday is a sign of bad weather. When there is a ring around the moon it's a sign of rain. When the weather is fine the first day of the first quarter, it will remain fine for the whole quarter.
Stars:
A large number of stars is a sign of frost.
Sparkling stars - a sign of frost.
Clouds: Clouds rushing across sky - sign of thunder
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Shops were common in the olden times the same as now. People had not far to go to the shops at that time, because there were shops all through the country. Buying and selling was carried on after Mass in the olden time and it is still pratised. The articles sold in this way were tea, sugar, loaves, tobacco and matches. Money was not given always for goods, sometimes labour was given in exchange. Saturday was an unlucky day to transact business. But Wednesday is lucky.
Hucksters, pedlars and dealers visited the district in former times and they are still coming. The types of money gone out of use are sovereigns, half-sovereigns and farthings
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In the townland of Ramore there is a fort called Cúl Bán. There is a circle of bushes around the fort. The fort covers about twenty perches of land. In the middle of the fort there is a big greek stone, and there is a cat seen time after time siting on the stone.
There is also a light seen travelling round the fort about midnight. Cars with lights are seen going into the fort between twelve and two o'clock at night. People are heard laughing and shouting at those particular hours. Men with red caps are seen hurling in this spot. Hunts men and horses used to appear here some years ago. Dancing and music are also heard.
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sin le tuighe nó sgaibín fraoch.
Adhmad a bhíodh mar teine ag na ndaoine acht bíodh a lán móin acu freisin. Geobadh siad cuid maith admaid lobhtha sa bportach agus deanadh sin solas mait san oidhche. Tréis sin fuair siad rud eile cun solas maith a tabhairt san oidhche, Sgoilb guimhaise ab cadh é agus gheobaid san bportach é Sáitheadh siad é sin i bpaideóg agus annsin tuibradh sin solas maith do na mná nuair bhíodh siad ag fiadóireacht agus ag cniotáil.
Do bhíodh leabaidh nó dó sa cistin i ngach teach ar a dtaigtí "cailleach". Do bhíod seomra amáin i gcuid de na tighthe agus bhí lochta i gcorr-teach. I lár a urtáir a bhíodh an teine agus ní bhíodh aon simitear Téigheadh an deatach amach trí bpoll a díon on tige agus tagadh an baisteach isteach ann freisin nuair bhíodh sé af cur go trom.
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ilín Búidhe 'Cuile oidhche, chuaidh sé abhaile oidhche amháin agus bhí ag báisteach ar féadh an lae. Dgiarruigh Micilín dhó cé'n sórt oibre a bhí ar bun aige indiu.
Bhí mé ag marbhú muiche m'anam arsa Páidin. Cá bhfuil sí. Béidh giota agam dhí acht nach shgéith orm, arsa Micilín. Chuaidh an bheirt agus ghearradar suas í agus saileadar í agus annsin chuireadar an fheoil síos i mbairlle. Maidin lá ar na mharach bhí na Gardai ar thóir na muiche. Bhí táilliúir ag Micilín ag déanam nbáiníní agus bhí sé ar a gogaidhe thúas ar an mbórd ag fuagháil leis. Dféach sé amach sa bhfuinnéoig agus chonnaic sé Sairginnt agus píléar mór ag teacht anuas an bóithrín agus ad dul isteach i dhteach comarsan . Níl fhíos agam cá bhfuil an buich seo ag indiú ar seisean. D'innis siad don tailliúir i dtaobh goidh na muiche agus
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go raibh an fhéoil sa mbairille faói'n mbórdh.
Tarraing an tailliúir amach an bairille. Bhain anuas doras an t-seomra, chuir ar bheal an bairrille agus thosuigh ag fúagháil ar a dhícheall. Is gearr go dtáinig ag sairginnt agus an píléar. Bhí aithne mhaith ata ar an táilliúir agus chuireadar "Dáil o Dia air agus d'fiarruigh an sairgimt dhó cé chaoí raibh sé, "Manan go bhfúil mé ar fheabhas" ar seisean go bhúil mé ar druimh na muiche anois. A conradh sin ort arsan sairginnt agus d'imtigh leo.
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Ar dtúis treabhann siad nó romhaireann siad an talamh. Annsin deineann siad driollaí de. Cuireann siad aoilig ar na claise annsin. Curann siad síos na sgiolláin ar an aoilig annsin agus dunann siad na claire. Tar éis mí nó mar sin bogann siad na claire. Tar éis mí eile nó mar sin árduigheann siad iad. Is ins an Foghmair a baineann siad agus piocann siad iad. Annsin deineann siad carn díobh amuigh san garra.
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Ar dtúis treabhann siad nó romharann siad an talamh. Annsan deineann siad driollaí nú iomaire ann. Caireann siad amach leasú agus sgarann siad é. Annsan sgarann siad na sgiolláin agus clúduigheann siad iad. Fáfann siad annsan iad ar feadh trí seachtmhaine nú mar sin agus annsan bogann siad na clais
Tar-éir mí annsan arduigheann siad iad agus rat-éis mí eile nú mar sin cuireann siad amach an cloch gorm.
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I dtoasch an Earraigh treabhann agus rómhrann na feirmeoirí na gairithe . Annsin deineann siad driollaí agus cuireann siad amach aoileach agus sgaran siad é. Annsin sgarann siad na sgioliáin agus cluduigheann siad iad. I gceann trí seachtaine nú mar sin caithann siad gach tarna driolla cun an flíoc a glanna. I gceann trí seactainn eile bogann siad na claise.
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Ar maidin nuair a d'eirigheann muid cuireann muid síos an teine agus crochadh muid an citeal air. Nuair a bhíonn sé ar phiochadh faigheann muid corcán an tae agus cuireann muid cúpla spúinóg nó trí tae ann. Cuireann muid an (t-uisge fiochta ar an )dteine) citeal ann. Tarrnigheann muid amach smeachada as an dteine agus cuireann muid fé corcán an tae é. Fághadh muid annsan é trí no ceithre moneataí. Annsa cuipean muid amach ins na gcipáin e agus ólann muid é.
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isteach ar an tae. Fágfhadh mé an clidbach anuas ar bhéal a photo. Gheobhadh mé an t-slú annsan agus cuirfheadh mé smeachidí fé. Núair a bheadh sé tarnuighthe togfhadh me suas é agus roinfheadh mé amach ins na cupáin é.
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ar bár a'balla annsin. Seo iad na h-ainmeacha:- An dhá bhín agus an dhá thaobh sin iad ceithre ballaí an tíghe. An dion nó an slínn a cuirtear ag follacha an tíghe. Bíonn an síoleál ar an dtaobh istig. Na cúplaí a thuigtar ortha san a thagann lé céile. Na seillí sin iad leacraca an fhuinneóg. Follaca a tigtar ar an obair ar fad.
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Nuair a bhíonn daoine ag tosnúig ag cur suas tig nua glanann siad amach an áit i dtosach. Annsin leagann siad an bhun. Fágann siad spás le h-aghadh dórsaí is fuinneóga. Nuair a bhíonn an ballaí curtha suas beagán acha cuireann siad isteach fráma na dóisse agus fuinneóga. Obruigheann siad leo annsin go mbíonn na ballaí críocnuighthe acha. Cuireann siad leach ar bár a'balla annsin. Seo iad na h-ainmeacha:- An dhá bhín agus (ab) an dhá thaobh sin iad ceithre ballaí an tíghe
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2020-10-15 12:05
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Nuair a bhionn daoine ag tosnú ag cur suas tigh nua, glanann siad amach an áit i dtosach. Annsin leagann siad an bun. Fágann siad spás le h-aghadh dórsaí is fuinneóga. Nuair a bhíonn an ballaí curtha suas beagán ata cuireann siad isteach frámaí na dóirse agus na fuinneóga. Obruigheann siad leo annsin go mbionn na ballaí críocnuighthe acha. Cuireann siad leach
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bhí ceithre cloca fé agus suidhidí na thimhceall annsan.
Béarla a bhíod siad af múineadh ann. Fannadh an maighistin oidhche le gach ceann do na scoláire bhí an gach sgoláire airgead a thabhart dó gach maibean lúain. Bhí ar an céad rang 1d a thabhar dó. An tarna rang 2d agus mar sin. Sliní a bhíobh aca cun scrí, Bhí mo shean-athair ag dul cuige.
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At dtúis cuirfeadh (tú) mé uisge ins an citeal . Annsan crochabh mé é ar an gcrúca os cionn a'teine no go bfuicuig an t-uisge. Annsan tógfhiadh mé é le uisge beirbhighthe. Tóiseadh mé an tae isteach ann annsan le spúineóg. Leigfheadh mé an tuisge beirbhighthe
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Nuair a bhíonn daoine ag déanamh tigh nua téigheann siad go dtí an gcoiréal ad iarraidh clocha leagann siad amhach bonn an tighe idosach. Tugann siad clocha an bhonn ar na clocha bhíonn leaghtha ar an dtalamh. Seo iad na h-ainmeacha go léir. Cloch a cúinne, cloch simné, cloc an fhár dorar, clocha na bhuinn, cloch an bhinn. Cuirtear na pataí air annsan. Seo iad na hainmeacha. Na rataí na taobhán, buim béal. Cuireann siad taobhán mullaigh ar annsan. Cuireann siad tóirpín ar an mbínn mar deirtear aon tigh bfuil sé ann nár dóghadh riamh é
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Nuair a bhíonn daoine ag tosnúig ag cur suas tig nua glanann siad amach an áit i dtosach. Annsin leagann siad an bhun . Fágann siad spás le h-aghadh dórsaí is fuinneóga. Nuair a bhíonn an ballaí curtha suas beagán acha cuireann siad isteach fráma na dóisse agus fuinneóga. Dbruigheann siad leo annsin go mbíonn na ballaí críocnuighthe acha. Cuireann siad leah ar bár a'balla annsin. Seo iad na h-ainmeacha:- An dhá bhín agus (ab) an dhá thaobh sin iad ceithre ballaí an tíghe
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Here are two of the old prayers we say at home.
"Good Friday" Good Friday"
Our Lord was Cruicified
The Jews came in with spears so sharp
And struck our Saviour through the heart.
The heart, the hand the blood flows on.
Blessed Mother standing by.
With a heavy heart and a dismal cry.
Any one that says this prayer three times by day,
three times by night the gates of hell the fires
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of Purgatory never shall enter in
Infant Jesus meek and milk pity me a little child
Pity me and pity mine
Heart of Jesus I adore thee.
Heart of Mary I implore thee.
Heart of Joseph pure and just.
In those hearts I put my trust.
O Angel of God my guardian dear.
To whom Gods love commits me here
Ever this day be at my side
To light and guard to rule and guide
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The following stories of hidden treasures come from a family named Conlon residing in the townland of Legan about half-a-mile north of the village of Mount Temple. The old man of the family - the grandfather of the school-going children of today from whom these stories came - died recently at the age
1. About fifty years ago a lady used to work in a house in this district. Each evening when work was finished she left the house. The people for whom she worked knew not where she went. After some time they decided to follow her. Accordingly on one particular night one of the men followed her secretly. She journeyed on till she came to a field now owned by a man named Ledwith. In this field there is
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2020-10-15 11:20
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On St. Stephen's Day in my townland (Legan) it is customary for the young people to dress up in straw, and old clothes to go out 'to hunt the wren' as it is called. Some of them dress up as women with skirts, and put vizards on their faces, so that they will not be known. They try to catch a wren, and if they do not succeed they pretend to have one. They also bring with them musical instruments on which they play while the others dance and they sometimes sing, at each house. They usually get one penny or two pennies at each house, because they followed the wren, and it was the wren that betrayed St Stephen. The big people that take
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2020-10-15 11:14
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The forge I know is on the main road between Athlone and Moate, about two and a half miles west of the latter, and six miles east of the former. This forge is owned by a man named Michael Molloy.
This man shoes asses, horses, wheels, and he mends broken ploughs and machines. He charges six shillings for shoeing a horse and four shillings for shoeing an ass.
In this forge there is an anvil, which he beats out the shoe, rasps, hammers, pincers, bellows, old shoes, and broken ploughs. The bellows is used for lighting the fire.
It is two boards heart-shaped, attached to each other by two other boards. There is a tube in the bellows into which the air is forced. There is a rope out of the bellows, and when it is pulled the bellows expands about two feet and the air is forced into the fire which makes
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2020-10-15 11:11
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In by-gone days the people in my townland used to eat three meals a day. The breakfast, the dinner, and the supper. The breakfast was eaten at about nine o clock and consisted of porridge and butter-milk. The dinner was eaten at two o clock and consisted of potatoes; butter, butter-milk, and salt. The potatoes were put into a basket, which was placed in the middle of the floor. The members of the family sat round the basket on stools eat a good meal. A second basket was left nearby in which the skins of the potatoes were put. The supper was taken at six o clock and consisted of potatoes and especially potato-cake and butter.
The people used to sit round the table in the middle of the floor when partaking the
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The most harmful weeds on our farm is chicken-weed and lambs-quarter. These weeds spread rapidly and they choke the crops around them.
I am told that James Murray of Williamstown gathers herbs. First he boils them and mixes them with bees-wax, and lard and in this way he makes ointment. This ointment is used for curing burns, and people come from far and near for it.
It always cures burns and this man never charges anything for the ointment, only the person that wants it must bring him the bees-wax and the lard.
Herbs such as nettles are given as food to young turkeys. And prascha is given to pigs. Herbs are also used as dyes, and ivy of a certain type is poisonous.
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2020-10-15 10:55
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Bernard Murray who was a care-taker at Carn-house which is situated one mile south west of the village of Mount Temple, relates the following story. Each night as he returned from the village of Mount Temple he used to meet a black dog at Carn gates. This dog used to follow him down the avenue to the hall door.
When he would arrive at the hall door the black dog would disappear. This man relates another story of the headless coach with lights on it, that used to leave Carn house at 11.30 and pass up the avenue and go as far as Ballymurry cross about two miles form Carn house. Then it returned to Carn house and the noise of it used to frighten the people in that district. It was seen by many people and one night Pat
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You might never see the likes of it any more.
For it grew upon the rocks of Irish Blarney.
Tis my pretty four leaf Shamrock from Glenore.
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I have travelled far across the stormy ocean.
And now I have come back to Eirn's shore.
But how ever long my life is of devotion.
It will be for the four leaf Shamrock
(Chorous) from Glenore
For its the king of all the flowers round Kilarney
You might never see the like of it any more.
For it grew upon the rocks of Irish Blarney
Tis my pretty four leaf Shamrock from Glenore.
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It was on St. Patrick's cold and frosty morning, As I trampled through the dark and dreary moor.
Its well I remember mothers warning
As I plucked the four leaf Shamrock from Glenore.
(Chorous)
For its the king of all the flower round Killarney.
You might never see the like of it any more.
For it grew upon the rocks of Irish Blarney
Tis my pretty four leaf Shamrock from Glenore.
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Now my mother is growing old and daily failing.
Often times she spoke to me on days of yore.
Often times I have seen her sadly wailing.
Ore my pretty four leaf Shamrock from (Chorous) Glenore.
For its the king of all the flowers round Kilarney
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shelter it is a sign of rain approaching.
Mountains = When the far away mountains appear near us it is a sign of bad weather. But if they appeared far away it is a sign of good weather.
Sky = When the sky is heavy black and cloudy it is a sign of thunder.
Bad weather = If there was bad weather and a hot day to come, the old people used say it was boiling rain and there would be thunder soon.
Appearance of the sun = If the sun went down red it is a sign of good weather. But if it went down and bright rays out of it, it is a sign of rain.
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back to the fire or scraping the door it is a sign of bad weather also.
Hens and bees = When the hens are going in shelter it is a sign of a shower approaching. When the bees are noticed going to their hives after gathering honey it is a sign of a shower coming also.
Dust on the roadway = When there is dust blowing on the roadway it is a sign of a storm or rain approaching.
Smoke = When the chimney is puffing it is a sign of rain and bad weather.
Blue light in the "Gneasach" [?] = "Gneasac" it is a sign of snow and frost.
Winds = When the north wind blows it is a sign of snow, and cold frosty weather The south wind brings rain. The wind that brings rain mostly to my district is the south-west wind. The wind that blows from the east is not fit for man or beast.
Rainbow = It is an old saying - A rainbow in the morning is a sheperd's warning and a rainbow in the night is a sheperd's delight.
Farm animals = When the farm animals are running for
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Long ago the old people had many omens and beliefs as regards the weather. They could tell when good weather or bad weather was coming. The following is a list of their ancient omens and beliefs:-
Swallows = When the swallows are noticed going up high in the air it is a sign of good weather. For the air is warm above and the flies are going up and the swallows are going up after them. But when the swallows are flying low it is a sign of bad weather. For the air is cold above and the flies are coming down and the swallows are coming down after them.
Seagulls = When the seagulls are seen coming inland it is a sign of a storm coming on the ocean. But when they are going away out on the sea it is a sign of good weather.
The behavior of the cat and dog. When the dog is noticed eating grass or drinking water or eating timber it is a sign of bad weather. When the cat is seen turning her
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why the people stopped attending it.
The sign the people have for showing agreement to the bargain is by clapping their hands together.
When animals are sold the Jobbers mark them with raddle of every colour, some more with mud, and some would cut hair off the side of the animal so as to know them.
Long ago and even to the present day the people mark pigs by scratching their backs with a knife and sometimes bringing blood.
But if the guards caught them they would prosecute them for cruelty to animals.
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2020-10-15 09:43
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There is a fair held in Charlestown once a month, but about forty years ago the fair was held in Bellaghy.
|Jobbers often came round to the houses buying calves and pigs and sometimes cow when they think they will be dear.
The fairs in Charlestown are held in the fair green for cattle and down the streets for pigs.
The custom held on pigs is 3d, on calves 4d, and on cows 6d, this money is given to the town committee.
Luck's money is also given along with the beast according to the price that is got.
Fairs were held at crossroads some time ago, at forts, and also near graveyards.
There used be a fair held in Banada once a year long ago in the 12th of July but the protestants used come and start fighting with the Catholics and that is the
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that she didn't", well says the woman, "when she'll calf will you tell me and I want forget it for you," The boy said "that he would.
That evening when he came home he told his master all about the woman. "Tell her he said but tell me first."
A few days afterwards the cows calved and the boy told his master, then he went and told the woman, when he landed they both went out to the field where the cow and calf were, and the master clapped a big fist of cow "dung" into the calf's mouth.
Now he said we'll go and see what that old "hayro" is up to do.
When they landed they saw the old woman sitting down beside a straw rope saying some words, at last she started milking the rope into a can, but the first thing she got in it was a fist of cow dung.
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the people would steal butter and milk by magic.
1) Once upon a time there lived a man who had but one cow, and one morning when he went out to milk her he saw a clock running up her "Elder", he took out his tobacco box and put the clock into it.
Then he went to milk the cow but he got no milk, that evening he was passing along a widow woman's house, and he heard the children talking inside, the youngest one said, "I dont know what's keeping my mother", says the second, "If she's shot she'll come back", says the third, "If she's drowned she'll come back", says the fourth, "Ah but if she's burned she'll never come back".
The minute the man heard that he ran home and threw the tobacco box in the fire with the clock in it and ever since he got the milk from the cow.
2) There was another man who had a servant boy, and when the boy was digging potatoes one day a woman came to him and said, "did yere "Maoleen" cow calf yet". "The boy said
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Butter is made in the following manner, by first putting the milk into pails and leaving it there till the cream is ripe, then it is put into the churn and the people of the house churn it with a churn-dash.
When the churning is made the woman of the house takes out the butter in the butter dish, salts it and keeps it for eating.
Long ago in Ireland the people drank the butter milk themselves and they were much healthier and stronger than the people that are living now.
If a churning is getting made and anyone to come into the house the people tell him to take a "dreas" fearing that he might bring the butter with him.
Here are a few stories to prove that long ago
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made before the rebellion of 1798.
There was a path going along the river from Charlestown to the "Holy bush" in Cully -
The road leading from "Closnaugh" school to the Curry - Swinford road was only a narrow dirty passage.
There was a public passage from "Cloonrawer" to Curracunane" but is not in use now.
There was another road behind "Curry" which was crossing the river in a "ford".
But when the Curry - Tubbercury road was made it was used only very seldom.
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The majority of the houses nowadays are all slated with strong concrete wall's.
In ancient times the material's used for building now was unknown.
The houses long ago were built in a hollow beside a bog. The walls were built of scraws to a height of four feet and the gable a little higher.
It was roofed with bogdeal and tough scraws, with kebe over all.
There was a bed in every kitchen fitted in, in a place called the "out-shot".
There was no chimney the fire was up against the gable, and a small hole in the roof as an escape for the smoke.
It was very - seldom the smoke used to go up the chimney at all but through the house and out the
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door.
A hole in the wall acted as a window and when the people would be going to bed they would put a board across the hole so as to keep out the cold.
The floors were made of daub and when it would dry it was as hard as a bar of iron.
Half-doors were very-common and some of them are used to the present day.
They had no light but the fire and in a very rare occasion they would have a candle made of bogdeal.
This was made by splicing up the bogdeal very thin.
It was left beside the fire to dry and season, then it was put together with wire and this would show them light for a while of the night. They had no clocks
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but they could tell the time by the sun when it "rose" and when it was "twelve oclock"
Also when she was going to hide her golden "gorgeous face behind the gleaming western hills.
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Cloonagh
Cluanach Bán. It got its name from the meadow of the white steeds.
Clooonrawer. It got its name from a thick meadow.
Cully. It got its name from a wood that was in it some time ago
Broaka. It got its name from badgers that were numerous along the river.
Cnoc na Sionnach. It got its name from the Foxes hill and they are numerous in that place to-day.
Montagh. It derives its name from the hot turf.
Diruime [/] Chillín. It got its name from the back of the Church. Tá Rodlaig ann anois.
Cearhtú na gcapaill. It got its name from the horses quarter.
Baile na Leic. It derives its name from the Town of the Flags, and its a very flaggy place to-day.
Baile na Teampall. The town of the Church. It got its name from an old church that was in it some time ago, in the Parish of Killaseo, Co. Mayo.
Lis Lochainn. It means the Fort of the ducks, and ducks are still numerous in this place.
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Thur naglog. It got its name from the sound of the Bells. Its near Banada.
Druimbane. It means the white back. This place is near Curry.
Coillín. It got its name from a lot of small woods.
Ballindrum. It got its name from the towns back. This is a hill over-looking the Town of Swinford.
Baile na Loch. The town of the lake.
Bally-Howley. it got its name from a man that was living there once. Howleys Town was called after him.
Ceathrú Beag. It derives its name from the small - quarter
Cloongoonagh. It got its name from the meadow of the guns. It is said that it was there the guns were hid, the time of the "Black and Tans"
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Butter is made by the following manner, by first putting the milk into pails and leaving it there till the cream is ripe, then it is put into the churn and the people of the house churn it with a churn-dash.
When the churning is made the woman of the house takes out the butter in the butter dish, salts it and keeps it for eating.
Long ago in Ireland the people drank the butter milk themselves and they were much healthier and stronger than the people that are living now.
If a churning is getting made and anyone to come into the house the people tell him to take a "dreay" fearing that he might bring the butter with him.
Here are a few stories to prove that long ago
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the ground. This attracted their attention and after some time, they got a shoe, laced, containing some human bones and flesh. They came home and informed the Police, who went next day to the place. After much digging they got the remains. From then on it has been called Johnny Dan's Bank.
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in Carns. His brother still lives there, on the same farm. He was fond of poaching and was at it night and day. The place around this bank is a rabbit warren and is even yet.
One evening Conway went down hunting. He could find none seemingly for he began poking a hole. Seemingly he had dug a big hole under a sandy bank and while endeavouring to attain his object, the bank fell on him. He was not found for months. Some thought he was drowned. One evening others were hunting, when one of the dogs began tearing
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butter and they used to rest here on their way hence the name; Cnoch an Bhainne or the milk hill.
The place is in the townland of
Cliffony, Ahamlish Parish, Barony of Carbury, Co; Sligo.
Johnny Dan's Bank.
This is a sandy bank on the Cliffony shore, roughly half way between Cliffony and Carraig Feda. It is nearer to the latter and derived its name as follows.
His name was John Dan Conway. He lived
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are the tracks of 3 houses. These people were also evicted by him - Lord Palmerstown. The lands occupied by them now forms part of the Ashley estate.
Cnoch an Bhainne
This hill lies directly between Cliffony and Ballintrillick, about 1 1/2 miles from the former village. This got its name as follows.
During the time the pattern was in swing, the people from the mountain used to come to Cliffony to sell and buy. They used to have milk or
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Over looking the cliffs Liam Mór McGloin, just on the border between Grellagh and Castlegal. He and his 3 sons and wife lived here and had salt pans. They carried up the salt water and boiled it in those pans - "salt pans" and the remains or salt, they sold; per porringerful. When the old man died, his sons carried on until salt began to be sold in the shops. They then emigrated to America. The place is called "Gorlemór" or Gáidín Liam Mór or Big William's Garden.
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goods railed from Bundoran. Even this mill has fallen, due to the erection of new mill nearer the mine. Even this one has been scrapped, just 6 years ago, 1932.
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and the other for malting as Poteen was manufactured a good deal here. Then as both those died out one was built nearer the present falls on Sligo Side also for grinding oats. The fall of this one was due to Captain Barton. His influence (of) I have explained in connection with the place; St. Patrick's Well.
Barton's Mill.
He erected a mill at the "falls" on Leitrim side. Originally it was used for grinding flax, oats, wheat etc. Later on, when these crops were produced in less quantity, it was used for grinding Spar [?] Barytes or Barium. This was mined in Gleniff and carted here and the ground
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on affected part in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The above prayers are generally said but it is the local belief that any prayers said does, as long as the performers has the proper intention.
Numerous cures gave been made. People have been cured of Sore Eyes; sore throats; toothaches; people suffering from headaches and many other ailments. Cattle as well have been cured of Murrain, Red Water, Milk Fever. Spine Disease, An Elf shot cow, and one having a chill or shivering. Horses as well have been cured by rubbing water on the part or giving it to them to drink.
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one small stone on the cairn; he proceeds round and reaches the well where he kneels and says 3 Hail Marys and casts another stone on the cairn; on again to the north where he says the same and again casts up another stone; this is done 3 times casting up in all 9 stones He finishes at the well where he says 5 Our Fathers and 5 Hail Marys. here he drinks 3 cups some of water and if the station is performed for one at home or for a sick animal, he brings some with him.
If for a sore eye it is rubbed on it; if for a cow it is given her to drink; if for a sore on a beast, it is rubbed
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one small stone on the cairn; he proceeds round and reaches the well where he kneels and says 3 Hail Marys and casts another stone on the cairn; on again to the north where he says the same and again casts up another stone; this is done 3 times casting up in all 9 stones He finishes at the well where he says 5 Our Fathers and 5 Hail Marys. here he drinks 3 cups some of water and if the station is performed for one at home or for a sick animal, he brings some with him.
If for a sore eye it is rubbed on it; if for a cow it is given her to drink; if for a sore on a heart, it is rubbed
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The stations are performed in the following manner.
At the statue of St. Patrick, on east side of well the person begins. Here he says 5 Our Father 5 Hail Marys and the Creed. I should have mentioned that there is a little well on the western side; the altar is on the eastern side - here is where the statue is placed.
Between these two places is a cairn or heap of stones.
(Drawing)
Well altar and statue
cairn or heap of stones.
The person begins at the altar and says 5 Our Fathers, 5 Hail Mary's, 5 Gloria's and the Creed. He then goes clockwise and on reaching the south side he says 3 Hail Mary's and casts
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He was followed by the Yeomen and tradition says he was killed in Mayo near Tourlestrance beside Ballina.
As a proof of the story, a bridge in townland (Tawley) is called Mary's Bridge. In the centre of the bridge is a large stone with the inscription
Mary's Bridge - 1817.
It was she herself, Mary Belcon, who had the bridge erected. As to the priest's name we are in doubt as he has been called Fr. John Murphy, who may be confused with Fr. John Murphy, of 1798 rebellion fame.
Undoubtedly the rest of the story is correct as the bridge testifies.
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but many attempts to find it were made before success was attained. + IHS
Mary McNulty, the finder, is 96 years of age, since Jan. 10th 1938. When found it was moss covered and when cleaned the letters I.H.S. were brought to light. here is her story.
When mass was read here, Tawley was owned by a man called Dixon, whose wife was a devout Catholic. Her name was Mary Balcon.
She was a true Catholic, and at the time priests were scarce so she kept one in her own house to celebrate mass for herself and servants and her tenants. While alive there was no disturbances but when she died, the priest had to fly.
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I live in the townland of Tawley, Kinlough parish, the Diocese of Kilmore, Co; Leitrim.
Adjacent to my home is a stone of historical interest. It is situated on the south side of Kinlough - Sligo Road, about 4 1/8 mls. from Kinlough village. It lies in a small grove, once a large wood, but not cut off by the road and forming part of the fence between Pat McGowan land and the main road. It is rectangular in shape and is roughly three feet by a foot and a half by 17 inches. One one side is a cross under which are the letter I.H.S. clearly inscribed.
Its existence was known
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is that the Cross appears to be upside down. About 20 years ago my grandfather, turned it in the proper manner but left it in the ditch. When morning came however, the stone was once more in its original place and way. Since then no one had interfered with it.
A picture of the cross is enclosed.
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Near my house is a large stone in a ditch. The stone is roughly 2' long by 1' deep. In the centre is a cross about 1/2 " length and it is fully exposed. The stone lies between two ancient
castles (of) or forts. Here is the story as told.
The stone was once in the castle. Some man had it removed to build a byre but in the morning, it was back in its original place. On this account nobody ants to touch it. The curious part about it
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The origin of this is as follows.
In Cliffony was a thatched chapel. The people used to bring oaten straw or rye. It was not scutched of course. The priest for this done and thus had oats for his horses. This was how the chapel was thatched yearly. Then when the new chapel was built; a slated one;- the bringing of oats was done away with and people gave money instead. This was how "Stook Money", arose and the origin of the present dues which are given at Xmas and Easter.
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2020-10-14 11:38
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About seventy years ago children would not get any shoes to wear until they would be about sixteen years of age. Some travelling people never wore boots. My father knew a man by the name of Martin Purcell who never wore any. The children nowadays go barefooted during the summer but during the winter they all wear boots as soon as they are able to walk. Bootmakers are scarce in the locality. There are only two left in
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this district. There were no other kind of footwear worn besides, clogs, boots, shoes, and sandals. There are no prover [?] used.
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The animals that are most common are, Cows, horses, sheep, pigs and the ass. When we are driving the cows we say "how up". The cow-house is a house for cows, in which there are mangers and ties for the cow, and boxes for mashing the cows in. It is called the cow-house or cow-barn. The cows are tied with a chain to a small stake that is driven in the ground or to iron pins that are driven in the (ground) walls. they are usually tied by the neck. The tyings
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are usually made of chains. There is nothing hung in the cowhouse to bring luck. But after milking the cows we make the sign of the cross on them. The horses stable is a house made of stones and roofed with iron concrete. There is a manger in it for her from. The horse is foddered every day by cleaning out his bed and giving him hay and oats. The horse is shod every two months. Then in spring when the horse is working it is clipped. There was a great horse one time in the village of Clombrock and he left his stable one night and he was never seen again. The pigs are fed in a house called the pig cabin. They are fed with boiled food. The goats are fed mostly out on land also the sheep. The way to call sheep is
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"chough". The way to call calves is "sucy sucy" The way to call geese is "baddy baddy". The way to call hens is "chuck". When calling chickens we say "dish dish". When calling ducks we say "wheed wheed". When we want to hatch eggs we get a box and make a nest in it with straw or hay. Then we put about a dozen of eggs into the nest and the hen is put on them to hatch them. Sometimes there is a mark put on them to know them from each other.
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2020-10-14 11:18
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The names of the animals at home are. The cow, horse
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2020-10-14 11:17
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ass, sheep and the pig.
We usually call the horse Dick. When driving him we say "Go on Dick". The house for him is called the stable. It is built of stones and cement and roofed with concrete iron. He is tied with a head-collar. Some people tie them round the neck but they are never tied by the legs. The head-collar is made of leather and it was made at home. The horse is fed with hay and oats. He is shod at the forge. There is a machine called a horse clippers it takes the hair of him in Winter.
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2020-10-14 11:14
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The patron Saint of Cappatagle is St Michael. He is patron of the church. There is no stories about it. There was no monastry around this place or no miracles worked. There is high mass said on the 29th September every year on St Michaels day. it is not a holiday of obligation but all the people around the place attend mass. There is a statue of St Michael in Cappatagle church.
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St Oran was the
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Patron Saint of this parish is St Brendan is the patron saint now. Killoran church was built by St Oran and Killoran parish was called after him. There is a well still in Killoran parish called Tober Oran. I don't know of any stories or any miracles concerning him. There is no Holiday kept in honour of St Oran.
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2020-10-14 11:08
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St Ctherine is the patron Saint of this parish, Aughrim. There is a well at the Church and it is called St Catherine's well.
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The fairs that the people of this locality attend are held in Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Cappatagle, Kilconnel, Killimore.
The fairs are hardly ever held at a cross-roads, or hill or fort. It is a custom to pay toll. There is a man appointed by the town commissioner to collect the toll. Mr. Browne gathers the tolls in Cappatagle and Mr Wade gathers it in Aughrim. Two pence has to be paid for cattle for each beast sold and a penny for each sheep. The custom for cows is sixpence. There is luck money paid. It is paid according to the price, the
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higher the price the higher the luck. Bargains are made when stock is selling, and when a beast is sold there is a mark put in him. When a person sells a house he gives a halter to the buyer. When a beast is sold there ia luckpenny given from one shilling to three shillings. When the people are making a bargain they strike hands. Most people spit on luck money before they give it to another person.
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2020-10-14 11:00
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Ballinasloe fair in October lasts a week and there are fairs every month besides. The custom that is paid is a penny for
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2020-10-14 09:57
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a pig and three pence for cattle. Mr Rothwell gathers the custom in Ballinasloe. When a man buys a horse he puts a mark on him with a scissor or chalk. In olden days a fair was held in Kiltormer but not now. In the finish of a bargain some person steps in and divides the difference between them.
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2020-10-14 09:55
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In olden times the people used have only two meals. The breakfast and supper. The peopl used to a lot of work in the morning before eating. For the breakfast they used to have oaten bread and porridge. For supper they'd have potatoes and milk and if they had no milk they'd have porridge. Potatoes were eaten at one meal. If the people had milk plenty they'd drink a good deal of it. They used to get milk from the cow, any person that had one. In olden times it was very few that had a table in the kitchen. Only when the potatoes were boiled they would be spilt into a skib
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2020-10-14 09:51
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on top of the pot in the middle of the floor and they'd all go around it and eat the potatoes. Then when they'd have the potatoes eaten there would be a noggin of gruel handed round and every one would take a mouthful out of it. Oaten bread that was eaten. It was made from hot water, oaten meal, and a little flour. They used hardly any meat or hardly ever eat fish or vegetables. The people always used to eat early at night and then go to bed early because they had no light except a slice of dale lighting. The people used eat two eggs on Easter Sunday and people eat eggs always on Easter Sunday. It was noggins that were used before cups.
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what would you see? The man and his family having the breakfast, and pass at midnight you would see them taking the road, while their house was hurled by a machins called the battern ram. Pass in the evening you would the landlords men and their horses ploughing across the kitchen floor. Think of the family having there breakfast in the morning and evicted in the evening and a crop sowed in there place.
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2020-10-14 09:23
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Pollock was one of the worst landlords that ever came to Ireland. He came from Scotland to East Galway where he evicted the people from their houses and homes from the village of Laurencetown to the town of Woodford. Whereas he said it was little enough for himself and his steward and that Ireland was only like a cabbage garden. He carried out evictions very quickly. Pass by a man's house in the morning at the time of this landlord
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2020-10-14 09:20
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an acre of potatoes every year. He puts no manure on the land before ploughing. He sows the potatoes in drills. The ground is ploughed first and then harrowed, then rolled and made into drills. My father sows them with a spade but some people sows them with a plough. The wooden ploughs were used long ago but they are not used now. There are no spades made locally they are bought in the shops. The potatoes are slitted and then put in pits until they dry. Then the manure is spread also the potatoes and the drills are closed. Sometimes they are sowed with the spade. The people help each other in the sowing and spreading of the potatoes. When they are about a month sown they are moulded and when they
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year at home. People usually sow the same amount every year. There is no manure used before ploughing. Potatoes are sown in both ridges and drills at home. In small patches of ground such as a garden, ridges are made. Drills are made in the large tillage field. The ground is ploughed and harrowed and the drills are made with a plough. About fifty years ago wooden ploughs were used. There are no spades made locally, they are all bought in the shops.The potatoes are cut in small pieces which are called slits. People help each other at the spreading and digging of the potatoes. Potatoes are sprayed twice or three. Children usually do the picking. Sometimes potatoes are dug with the plough. When they are dug they are made into
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A. A clock.
Q. As black as silk and as white as milk and hops on the road like hailstones.?
A. A magpie.
Q. Patches upon patches without any stitches?
A. A head of cabbage.
Q. Why does a hen pick a pot?
A. Because she can't lick it.
Q. Black and white and red all over.?
A. A news paper.
Q. Ten under an umberella and never gets wet?
A. Because it is not raining.
Q. What fish does not live in water.?
A. A dead one.
Q. What is it the more you take from it the bigger it gets?
A, A grave.
Q. Little white Nancy with her little red nose the longer she stands the shorter she grows?
A. A candle.
Q. There's a little woman in the ditch and every time you go near her she would give you the itch?
A. A nettle.
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A. A clock.
Q. As black as silk and as white as milk and hops on the road like hailstones.?
A. A magpie.
Q. Patches upon patches without any stitches?
A. A head of cabbage.
Q. Why does a hen pick a pot?
A. Because she can't lick it.
Q. Black and white and red all over.?
A. A news paper.
Q. Ten under an umberella and never gets wet?
A. Because it is not raining.
Q. What fish does not live in water.?
A. A dead one.
Q. What is it the more you take from it the bigger it gets?
A, A grave.
Q> Little white Nancy with her little red nose the longer she stands the shorter she grows?
A. A candle.
Q. There's a little woman in the ditch and every time you go near her she would give you the itch?
A.A nettle.
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Q. Flies high flies low wears boots and has none?
A. A football.
Q. I have a room full and can't catch spoonful?
A. Smoke
Q. What turns without moving?
A. Milk.
Q. What is brought to the table cut and never eaten?
A. Cards.
Q. What part of a cow goes out in the gate first.
A. Her breath.
Q. What is the shiest thing in the world
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Q. lies high flies low wears boots and has none?
A. A football.
Q. I have a room full and can't catch spoonful?
A. Smoke
Q. What turns without moving?
A. Milk.
Q. What is brought to the table cut and never eaten?
A. Cards.
Q. What part of a cow goes out in the gate first.
A. Her breath.
Q. What is the shiest thing in the world
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(1) Is fearr dá chruit amhain umpar go fiduair ná dá cruit tar eis dó báis.
(2) Na leig do maide le sruith.
(3) Bionn ath ar an amadhan.
(4) Is furasta dul tart le teach maraidh gan fideal.
(5) Nuair a bhíonn an cath amuigh.
(6) Bionn na lucóg ag rinnce.
(7) An rud a sgíobhann an púca leigeann sé féin ,e.
(8) La ná gaoth la na sgolaba.
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mar tá log mor ann.
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Coinin, madad Ruadh, Girrfaid, Easog, Lucóg, an Graineóg, an Broc, an Franncac dub, an Franncan donn, an Madad uisge,
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Tá trí reilig san bpráisce. Cean i Sliabh Mór cean eilei Bunnanrie [?] agus ceann eile i Cilldomate. An ceann ata i Cilldomate tá se mór agus carnac. Ta an bothar ag dul trun agus tugtar an sean reilig ar an reilig atá sios inaca an farraig. Tá seán seipeal ins an séan reilig. Ta na daoine a bhí Laidte [?] nuair bhí siad ag dul go Albainn
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fadó cuaire annsin. Tá an reiulig nua ar an taob suas den bothar. Ta na daoine a bhí dhótha in Albainn cuaire annsin san reilig nua. Tá cillin na leanb i Dubg Eige ag Gob an Pollbán.
Tá go leor paiste uaire an a bhí cailte sul dar busthead iadh. Ta an reilig sios i Sliabh Mór mór agus carnac. Ta go leor clocaib in mar tá sé suas ar taob ina sliab. Ta an reilif sios i Bunnear [?] istig i garraidhe agus tá sé carnac. Tá fhear ag an gata le é a osgail nuair a bionns corp ag dul istheac. Cá bhothar Leag ag dul isteach go cillin na leamh tá se isteas i garraí. Tá chloch mór ar taobh an bhotar ag dubairt na daoine fado go raibh an cloc annsin le ná corp a fágail ar go deanamh
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siadh an uaidh.
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(1) An capall.
(2) An bo.
(3) An gé.
(4) An lacan
(5) An madad
(6) An chearch.
(7) An cú.
(8) An caoire.
(9) An Gabhann
(10) An t-asal.
(11) An gábhar
(12) An much.
(13) An Tarbh.
(14) An Coláin
(15) An Cath
(16) An Ceare Franncac.
An Culac Franncac.
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Ainmidhthe fiadhain tá le fagail i nDubh G [?] Voinín, Madadh ruadh, Easóg, Girrfhiadh, Locóg, broc, Graineóg, Granncach Dubh, Franncach Donn, Madadh Uisce,
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Tá trí reilig ins an bpráiste, ceann i Cill Domnait ceann eile i Bunnacoire agus ceann eile i Sliabh Mór. An ceann atá i Cill Domnait tá sé cearnach. Bíonn an cuid is mo den na reiligh cearnagh
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Tá sean champal suas i Cill Domhnait freisin ach ní téigeann na daoine isteach ann. Ta sean reilic taob tíos den bhóthair agus tá an sean champal ann. Tá reilig beag i Dubh Éige Cilín na leanbh an tainm atá air ní cuirtear an acht páiste nac bfuil báiste (ann) bí deicmhar fear óga breite doite in Albann agus tainic siad anal go h-Éireann agus tá said cuirfidh suas i Chill Domnait sa reilig nua bíonn bláthiní ag fás ins an
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2020-10-13 20:12
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reilig atá i Gcill Domnait. Ta geata mór ar an reilig atá i mBunacoir agus bíonn fear ina seasamh aige le na foscailt nuair a bhíonns corp ag dul isteach ann.
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(10 An capaill,
(2) An t-asal,
(3) An madadh,
(4) An muc,
(5) An cat,
(6) An gé,
(7) An caoira,
(8) An bhó,
(9) An chearc,
(10) An lachan,
(11) An gabhar,
(12) Cearc Framcach.
(13) An coilach Fraincach.
(14) AN coinín,
(15) An tearabh,
(16) An Cú,
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mántrací i Dubh Éige. Tá seasca daoine ag fáil an finsin. (leabarin) Tá gaedilg agus bearla aisí agus leabharinn siad é. Seo iad na gainmneací is slainghe atá i Dubh Eige Mac Giollabháin Ó Gallcobhair agus Ní Fiongaile.
Seo piosí orán in a bhfuil Dubh EIge ag teact isteach an.
Cropogaí Árda, Mo Léin go me in Dubh Éige is ní fada beuth mé ag dul an.
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Ta mé in mo comhnaidhe i Dubh Eige in Acaill. Sé an fáth a tugadh Dubh Eige air an áit seo, mar bhí pong bristigh siar ag na mbillí. Táinic cuid de na daoine a bhí ar an long isteach go Duin agus dubairt siad go rinn siad Dun ar Eige. Annsin tigtar Dun Éige ar, agus thug na sean daoine fádó Dubh Eige air. Ta timcceall is a cead tighthe air an baile. Tá slataí ar iad eilig. Níl aon
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2020-10-13 19:58
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their inhabitants had to emigrate to America.
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2020-10-13 19:57
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The only holy well in the parish of Lurgan is St. Patrick's well in the Park which now belongs to the Forestry Department. This well is in the townland of Deerpark beside the Dunancory river, which runs beside a place in the parks called the "Oak Wood". No pilgrimages are made to this well now. About fifteen years ago a man named Richard McDonnell collected a crowd of people and they went on a pilgrimage to it. He made this pilgrimage to the well on the second Sunday in August 1923. When the people got there, they recited the rosary and they brought home some of the water. It was an old custom for every person that went to the well to bring a pin and stick it in the moss over it well
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2020-10-13 19:45
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The water in St. Patrick's well cures sore eyes and sore ears. There was an old man by the name of Johnny Purcell and he was deaf and he went to this well and poured the water into his ears he was cured. From that day until the day of his death he was never deaf. The water in St. Patrick's well was never used for household purposes. It was brought away for cures. There are two bushes at this well.
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2020-10-13 19:43
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There is a well at the bottom of Kellett's garden and if anybody the water to a disease called the "Rose" it would be cured. People would have to dig about three feet down in the ground. They would meet a flat stone covering the well.
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2020-10-13 19:41
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there is a well in the big bog and there is a cure connected with it. If a person had the "Rose" they would get it cured by the water. A person had to go to the well and bring a vessel with him. He
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2020-10-13 19:40
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has to bring some water with him and a piece of moss that is growing over the well. The well is situated a piece of the main bog road.
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2020-10-13 19:38
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If you meet a red haired woman on the road on a Friday morning you will have a big pile of money before night. He went to the fair with three cattle. The minute he went to the fair he met a man ho gave him twice the price of the cattle. When he was coming home he found a "fiver" on the road. That was the luck that man had on the road that day.
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2020-10-13 19:36
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When people are setting a hatching of eggs they never set them on Saturday or Tuesday because the hen gets sick or the eggs are bad.
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2020-10-13 19:34
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If a child had "the "rickets" go he would have to be brought to where the seven generations of blacksmiths worked
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2020-10-13 19:34
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A good cure for the rose is to get some "chicken-weed" and chop it up fine. Then pour boiling water on it, (and) make a poultice of it and put it on the swelling and the poultice will cure it.
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2020-10-13 19:29
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robin are very like each other in appearance and it is very hard to tell the difference between them. It is so tame that it would light on one's shoulder. It is very friendly with the gardener with the gardener. All robins don't live in house and around the farm places but often live out in lanes and woods far from the farm places. The nest is usually build on the ground. Robins that live in gardens sometimes build their nest in tins and old hats. They lay from four to six eggs. The eggs are white with reddish spots.
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2020-10-13 19:25
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The blackbird is another common bird in this district. She builds her nest of clay and hay in the fork of a tree or in a white thorn bush. She lays four or five eggs and hatches them for three weeks. When the young birds come the mother has to provide for them for three week until they learn to fly. This bird does not emigrate in the Winter.
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2020-10-13 19:15
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the Country no priest was allowed to say Mass. A priest named father Reilly used to go round in a waggon and say Mass in it. When he visited this town he used to say Mass a mile out of the town. The people used to go the night before for they were afraid they might be noticed in the day time. They used to ride in on horseback and leave the horses on the field. They had two sentries. One of the sentries used to stand on Murmod Hill and the other on Bruise Hill. One night some of the horses strayed a few miles away and the sentry on Murmod Hill raised the alarm. All the people ran to get the horses but they found the horses were gone and they found out that it was the horses that the sentry saw.
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2020-10-13 19:10
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The wren is the smallest bird around this part of the country. She builds her nest of moss. She builds (a hole in the) her nest round like a ball and leaves a hole in the centre to get in and out. She builds her nest in the bottom of a hedge and in an old wall where there is plenty off withered grass and briars. She lays about twenty-one eggs. It is a very nice nest. It has a roof on it. The reason why the wren has to put a roof on her nest is, one time she told a lie and God left that punishment on her for telling the lie.
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2020-10-13 19:07
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There are many different kinds of birds but I think the one which the people know best is the crow.
The first day of March she builds the first bit of her nest. She builds her nest in the top of any tree that is near a road. The crow lays six or seven eggs and sits on them for three weeks.
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2020-10-13 19:04
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Terenence Carroll, Burnew, Virginia, Co. Cavan has the cure of the whittle. The person that has the whittle goes to him and he puts a plaster on it. If it is not better in a week he goes to him again and he repeats the process and the afflicted person is cured. He got this cure from his father and he would tell no one how he does it.
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2020-10-13 19:02
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The cure for a toothace is to get a white stone of a grave and keep it to the afflicted persons cheek and say three Hail Mary's and the toothace will go.
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2020-10-13 19:01
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The cure for the thrush is to get a posthumous child to blow her or his breath nine mornings into your mouth whey you are fasting.
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2020-10-13 18:59
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The teal builds her best in the bog. She lays four eggs. Her nest is made of heather and of rushes. She hatches for a week. When the young teals come out she feeds them with snails and the tops of weather.
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2020-10-13 18:57
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The chaffinch builds her nest in a high thorny ditch. She builds it with moss and she lines it with hair and feathers. She lays about four or five eggs and she hatches on them for about three weeks. The fledglings are about two tow weeks old before they are able to leave the nest.
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2020-10-13 18:14
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The blue-tit is another of our wild birds. She builds her nest of hairs (and) moss and straw. She is a blue bird and has a green breast. She hops from bush to bush. She lays lays four eggs and hatches them for two weeks. She is a wicked bird. If you went near the
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2020-10-13 18:12
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The snipe is another bird that stays in a rushy or grassy place. She is often found in a bog or in a rushy bottom. She is also called the weather-guide. When she is heard over a bog it is a sign of (G) good weather and when she is seen flying over fields it is a sign of bad weather.
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2020-10-13 18:11
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The swan is the most common bird around this district. She builds her nest on the lake with sticks feathers and straw. The hen swan is called pen and the cock swan is called cob. She lays six eggs and hatches them in six weeks. At the end of seven weeks three of the birds come out and a couple of weeks later the other three come out.
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2020-10-13 18:08
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Pat, John and Thomas Reynolds were nail makers. John had his forge in a shed now owned by Micheal Reilly. The dust of the fire is to be seen on one of the walls yet. They had another forge in a shed now owned by Patrick Hopkins. They made sole nails, and carpenter's nails. A long nail called a nailrod was first put in the fire until it was red. Then it was taken out and hammered on the anvil to make a round edge on it. Next it is cut at whatever length was needed. Then the other end was put down in the anvil and a head was put on it. Next it was shot back out of (anvil) the hole that was in the anvil and it fell into a box.
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2020-10-13 17:58
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come into the town and buy a pound of resin at fourpence. When they brought it home they used to put it on the fire until it used to melt.
At that time the farmers used to grow a peck of flax. They used to manufacture it at home. The tow that used to be left after the scutching of the flax used to be made into a string eighteen inches long. Then the resin used to be melted on the fire. They used to draw the string through the resin until it would gather on the string. Then they used to leave it on the board until it would cool. When it used to be cool, they used to rub it between their hands to make it round. They used to make two dozen of candles at one time. Then they used to hang them up to dry at the fire. They were the dirtiest candles that ever were made.
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2020-10-13 17:53
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green skin off the rush, but he left a little strip of green on it. He left the little strip on it to keep the white of the rushes together. Then he left them in front of the fire until they dried. When they were dry he dipped them in grease and then the candles were made.
He had a long basket made of sallies hung up in the corner at the fire and he used to put them all into this basket. One of these candles lasted about two hours. He had a little iron instrument calle a candle stick. It had two little prongs and the candle used to put between them. Then the prongs used to slap back and hold it firm. He made them about fifty years ago.
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2020-10-13 17:49
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John Farrelly was born about eighty years ago in Cross, but he is dead a few years back. The trade he had was a jobber but (it wa) he was a great poet. If he saw a man going down the street he would make up a poem about him inside five minutes. There is a public house between Couthill and Grousehall called the Beehive. The man who owned the bar put an advertisement and this is what was written on it:-
"Within this hive were all alive,
Good whiskey makes us funny, (when)
When going by come in and try,
The flavour of our honey."
John was going by this day and read the advertisement and wrote this answer.
Then I came dry and I'd like to try, (tl)
The flavour of your honey,
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2020-10-13 17:36
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There was an old school in 1840 where the Temperance Hall is now. The land on which it was situated belonged to a man named Grant. A man named Geelin was the teacher there and he was an Irishman and a Catholic.
The teacher was paid by the pupils who gave him eggs and meal. The subjects they taught in this school was how to read and write and do arithmetic in Irish and English. The books they had were slates and slate pencils. When they used to write with ink they used a goose's quill and the ink they had was made from the mónags that grows on the heather and the black-berries that grown in the Boultry bushes. The pupils were seated on three legged stools around the fire. There was no blackboard in the school.
The lights they had were peeled rushes dipped in fat and stuck down in a cow-dung on the lid of a gallon. One night one of the pupils got burned and the cure that had was a poultice of the cow-dung they had
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2020-10-13 17:29
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the pupils was Mr. Peter Sheridan. It is at the turn of a lane between Matt Connell's and Phil Smith's. The master lived one field away from the school. The scholars were taught English. He had no kane all he had was a thick ash plant. They had no books only slates. The pencil they had was a thin piece of a slate and a piece of tin round round it. They used to have a fire. Each scholar would bring a sod of turf with him for the fire. It was at night they had the school. Each child would bring two candles every night.
There were about thirty attending the school. The way the master was - every pupil would bring a schilling per quarter. The reason the Barrick Street was called that name is because there were eight thatched houses very close to each other in it. They would always be fighting. Every court day the whole eight families used to be summoned, and the people who came after them called it Barrick Street.
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2020-10-13 12:05
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In this district during the Penal Days the laws were pressed very hard. Mass had to be said in rocks. There is a Mass Rock on Murmod Hill in Mr. Brady's land. There are steps leading up to the rock which is on a height. The Rock is surrounded by trees. There was a guard placed outside in the land beside the rock during Mass to give warning if the Redcoats were coming.
Bishop Campbell, bishop of Kilmore came to this town disguised as a beggar and playing a fiddle. He administered the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Mass Rock in Mr. Brady's land. He also converted a lot of people in this district/
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2020-10-13 12:01
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Forty years ago the people of Cloughergoole used to draw lime-stone from Ballydurry quarry in Munnterconnaught and from Mountnugent. There used to be thirty coming together to Cloughergoole. The remains of sixteen kilns at the least can be seen yet. The farmers used to break the lime stones broken by hammers.
There used to be two men engaged at each kiln filling the kiln with turf and stones, every other lair of turf and stones. It used to take a week (a week) before the stones would be burned in to lime. There was a door on the bottom on each kiln. The kilns were built in a round circle like a cup. When the stone used to be burned into lime, the people began to draw the lime out on the door at the bottom until it used to be empty. Then the farmers used to begin to draw the lime out on the land. The land at that time was producing better crops that at the present time. The old people say that it would be too much labour for the people that are going now. The old people did not think it hard to do.
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2020-10-13 11:49
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There are various opinions about the Cross-day of the year. Our family holds St. Brigid's Day and St. Patrick's Day as the Cross-days of the year.
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2020-10-13 11:48
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Wednesday and Friday are the two luckiest days in the week. Tuesday and Saturday are the two unluckiest days in the week.
Wednesday and Friday are very lucky days on which to start any important business, such as ploughing or flitting from one house to another.
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2020-10-13 11:46
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The people long ago had a lot of customs which they kept such as - They would not dive a nail in Good - Friday. There is not a man or a blacksmith who would put a nail in anything on Good Friday because Our Lord
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2020-10-13 11:29
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O, bhí mé lá go brónach,
Le mo sheoltáinn ag tóin a tíghe,
Go sorraidhe ag silt na ndeoraidhe,
A's ag cómhrádh le na cailíníbh,
Ní suim a bhí 'na glór agam.
'Sé is docha gur ag maghadh bhím,
Acht ta mé óg go leor,
A's ní phósfaidh mé acht grádh mo chroidhe.
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Beannacht Rí na hAoine ar an té,
A oibhir mo grád i bhfad uaim.
Agus gan dul agam teacht gan gabhair,
Lá saoire na go moch Dia Luain
Vhíodh sé ag cur sa oíleann
agus an oidhche af cur sneachta faoi ndt [?]
Go mba rogha feín a bheinn ag imteacht
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2020-10-13 11:20
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cloving.
A fist of flax. was placed cross-wise across the groove, the tongue was pressed on it with the right hand and pressure was kept in it while it was being dragged through it with the left. This had to be done several times, to remove the hulls. It was dirty work - just as bad as the pounding.
Both ends had to be cloved.
Hackling
A hackle was a wooden board (15" x 9") having iron spikes driven through it. about 1/2 " asunder, and at least about 4" long.
1st Hackling
A Hackler did the hackling. He took a few handfuls of the flax together. He struck it against the spikes, so that it went down between them. Then he dragged it through them. This broke some more of the hulls, and it also split the fibres and made them finer.
2nd Hackling
He afterwards hackled it with a finer hackler to make the fibres more thread-like
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2020-10-13 11:13
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In olden times, there was a quern in every house for grinding the wheat and the oats.
The quern consisted of two flat stones, perfectly round, varying in diameter. Some were about 18" across. An iron bar was driven down through the centre of both flags. Both flags had little notches when placed on each other.
The corn was poured down an opening near the iron of the top flag - When the iron bar was twisted round clock-wise, the corn slipped between the two flags, and the twisting of the upper flag, crushed it, and it slipped out at the edge and it dropped on to a clean cloth which was placed under neath the quern.
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2020-10-13 11:03
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The milk had to be set fro 48 hours before it was skimmed. It was skimmed with a wooden skimmer, without holes in it. It was kept in the cream tub.
The butter was made once a week, in a staff churn. The staff was struck up and down to pitch and disturb the cream, to turn it into butter.
When they were ready to begin churning, they shook the holy-water on it, and on all inside and all over the house, before striking the first stroke.
In Summer, it had to be made, before sunrise, and in Winter, it was made near the fire.
Everybody in the house, struck the staff in turn. If a stranger came in the first thing he would do, would be to take his turn, and even if he did not there is no fear he would be left outside the door till he had done so.
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2020-10-13 10:49
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While the churn was being made, no drop of milk would be allowed outside the door. They had to wait till the churn was made, for according to the pishogues, they would take the butter and the milk with them.
Neither was a coal of red-fire left out.
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2020-10-13 10:44
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If a person goes astray at night, he will make off his way, if he turns his coat wrong side out.
It is unlucky to see the new moon through the window.
You should never say "God Bless" a dog, or a cat.
It is not right to visit a new house for the first time without taking some gift.
It is not right to burn a deck of cards.
The 13th is a very unlucky day for some, and a very lucky day for others.
it is unlucky to spill salt.
If two people wash their hands in the same water, they will have a fight.
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2020-10-13 10:41
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Old shoes are thrown after a new-married couple for luck, for luck, either when they are leaving the church or going on their honey-moon.
If you went to see a new-born baby, you should spit on it for luck. You should also give it a bit of silver.
A mother is never left alone, till the baby is baptised.
Relatives of the dead person - and namesakes of his, always remove a corpse from the house, from the church, and into the grave-yard.
No relative should ever dig a grave.
The screws of a coffin are unscrewed when a coffin is lowered into the grave (Only in Kerry)
By stealing a coal of fire- on May-day the produce of the butter of that house goes to the stealer.
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2020-10-13 10:34
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If people are taking a child out for the first time, they put burned coals into his clothes, so that no ill-luck would befall him.
When whirl-winds rise on the road, people throw a stone after them for they thought the fairies were in them -Sídhe Gaoithe.
"Ná chaith an t-uisge salach amach go dtí go mbeidh an t-uisce glan istig agat."
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2020-10-13 10:32
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arrived and were heartily welcomed and entertained to plenty of drink. They danced and sang, but it was considered bad manners if they remained too long.
Before the agreement is drawn up, the girl's father and a few friends to to see the land, and if they are not satisfied, the match is not proceeded with.
It was customary in olden times for the prospective pair to be examined in their catechism by the Parish priest and if they did not answer satisfactorily, the marriage was post-poned.
It sometimes happened, that if the girl did not like the young man, she deliberately missed her catechism, especially when she had anybody else in view.
It is the most unlucky thing possible for the young pair, to meet a funeral on their way to or from the church, on their wedding day.
"Happy is the bride that the sun shines on,
" " " corpse " " rain, rains on.
(There was always a race of the saddle horses from the church, home, and it was a great honour for the woman who was on the 1st horse. Marriages never took place till late in the evening. Often, the drunken people were source of scandal, and the Church insisted on marriages taking place before 2 p.m.
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2020-10-13 10:04
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Needless to say the bridegroom was among the earliest to arrive.
Almost everybody came on hore-back, and the women rode on the horses - behind the men.
The feasting was in progress till it was time to go to the church. Then the scrambling began, - everybody looking for his own horse.
On their way to church, they made a beautiful show. The bridegroom was among the first of the riders, while the bride was among the last.
After the marriage, the party returned to the young man's house. The bride rode home behind her husband. The young pair were the first to enter the house, and the mother-in-law was the first to welcome them home and wish them joy.
Everything was in readiness. A big dinner was served to all. Whiskey, wine and porter were distributed at table, and all round.
Dancing began in the barn and lasted till the small hours of the morning when they all dispersed.
During the night, batches of "straw-boys"
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2020-10-13 09:59
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They always had a big wedding of all their friends and neighbours. Each side had to lose half to the wedding.
A couple of nights before the wedding, a party was given at the girl's house, to which all the intimate friends and relations of both parties were invited. This party was called "The Gander". The object of it was, to get the young couple acquainted.
There was great fuss, preparing for the wedding, and the furniture was painted. the yards were cleaned and they were covered with furze. Everything possible was done to give the place a good appearance. The neighbouring women were brought in, to kill and pluck and stuff the geese, as roast goose was a favourite dish for the weddings. For a day or two, before the wedding, there was noting going on but roasting and boiling and baking. Then messengers were sent hither and thither, with the invitations.
When, at last, the day arrived, all the guests gathered to the young girl's house, at about nine o'clock in the morning. Then, the feasting, and singing, and dancing, and rejoicing commenced.
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2020-10-13 09:45
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In olden times, people never married except in Shrove. Matches were made by their parents and friends for the young people, who had no choice in the matter.
When a man had a marriageable son, he sent an account by a travelling man to the parents of a marriageable girl. This messenger walked or went on horse-back and he was called the "speaker", and sometimes the stócach.
If the man were illegible , the girls parents asked his parents to meet them in town, in a certain public-house on a specified day. They began with a "treat". Then the fortune was discussed, and after long arguing about the stock, and the number of cows the old people would keep, and the number of rails of turf to be given to them, and the room allotted to them, the match was made.
It often took a week to fix up matters.
When all arrangements were made both parties went to a solicitor, to get a marriage agreement drawn up.
Then they went to the priest, to arrange the day of the marriage and the marriage fee.
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2020-10-13 09:25
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(39) Is luithe deoch ná sgéal.
(40) An rud bac bán na bán dó/
(41) Muileann Dia gan deifear.
(42) An rud is annámh is iongantach.
(43) Ní h-é lá ná gaoithe lá ná sgolbh.
(44) Nuair a bhios as cat amuigh bhionn na luca ag rinche.
(45) Is omda duine a geabhfas slat bhuailfas féin.
(46) Ná thabairt do breith ar an taobh eile ort.
(47) Ní féidir leis an ngobádan an dá thráig do fhreasta
(48) Nuair is cruaid don cailin caithe sí rith.
(49) Gaire maithe is codladh fadoi a dhá leigeas is fearr a leabhar an dochtar.
(50 O fada an lá tagann an oidhche.
(51) Is fearr cabhair Dé ná an
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2020-10-13 09:19
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nach bain a deirg é.
(26) Is fearr beasa ná bréaghtach.
(27) An rud a sgrioband a puca leigeann sé féin.
(28) Is deas an caoí beirt dunis droib ní coistis caoí duine an teadach.
(29) Ansgubh nua is fearr i sgubhann an tighe.
(30) Is fesrr go eireadh ná go bráth.
(31) Is beag an gaoí nach lubadh tráithnia
(32) Ceannuigh droch rud agus bhí gan aon rud.
(33) Is fearr rith maith na droh seasamh.
(34) Níl aon teintean mar do theintean féin.
(35) An té na bhíonn láidir ní folair do beit glich.
(36) Is treise ducha na ocleainain
(37) Dá fhaid é lá targann an oidhche.
(38) Ní ionann dul go Bhaile mór agus teacht as.
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doras.
(52) Cucabh an lá go feol i dtogann bó na ribhal.
(53) Tir gan ainm tir gan teangaidh.
(54) Eist le fuim na h-adhain agus grobhair breach.
(55)Is mairg a bhíonns thíos don cead buile.
(56) Mol an óige agus tiocfadh sí.
(57) Ní sgéal run é nuair a bhionns fhíos ag triur.
(58) Is fearr uair an chlug ar maidir ná dá uair an tráthnóna.
(59) Is glás iad na cnuic agus ní fearmail.
(60) An iomarca cócairreacht a mhilleas an t-ambhruit
(62) Ní sia fithfidh leat na már is toil le Dia.
(63) Mas maith leith do molladh fa bhris agus ma mait leat do carad posadh.
(64) Bíonn át ar an amadán.
(65) An gaoth a tduaidh bíonn sí cruaidh.
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is cuireann sí gruid ar daoine.
(66) Is trom an t-ulac aineolas.
(67) Na bhí i dtodach sa mbogach na direach sa coill.
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Ag éirigh amach indé dhom,
Bhí méin maith am agus maidin breágh
Cé bfeicfinn acht an spéar bhéan,
Ag éalóghadh ins an ród i bfad uain.
Bí dá cí cruine glé geal,
Léimrigh mar bheadh eala ar cuan,
Is 'dtug mé searc mo chléibh dí,
Mar ní féidir lionm a sgaradh uaithe.
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Éist tusa a buachaill le do cluainigheacht
Níl máith duit ann nach iomda cailín
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1. Nuair a caitheamh tú amach uisge san oidhche. neiugeann duit a rád.
Thugidh. Thugidh muinntir amuigh ta mé a caitheadh amach uisge salach.
2. Nuair a béis tú ag deanadh mairtreadh ba cóir duith salann a cuir a cuir ar an conóg ar faitcíos go dtabhairfeadh na sidheóga leobhtha an im.
3. Deir na daoine a bhíonn af dul amach ag iasgaireacht na bfuil sé adhmhail bean ruadh
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2020-10-12 21:27
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Bhí air bhí garraidhe amhain aige annsin calleath an fear agus bhí an garraidhe annsin agus tug na daoine na Garraidhe Thomais air.
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Sé an fath a tugadh Camport ar an áit mar tá ar portcom.
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Sé an fath a tugad Log na Tornaige ar an áit sin mar dubhairt na sean daoine go raibh log mór an agus ta stutháin ag dul sios i lar agus deanan sé go leor tornaige agus sin é an fath a tugadh log na Tornaig air
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2020-10-12 21:24
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Sé an tabhair a tugadh Garraidhe Mór ar an áit sin mar deir na sean daoine sul dá rinne duine an bith teach ann go raibh sé in a garraid an mhór.
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Fadó deir na sean daoine nac raibh rud ar bith ag fás ins an garraidhe sin acht fataí tilig agus biodh sé i gcomnaidhe dubh agus thug na daoine Garraidhe Dubhair.
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2020-10-12 21:21
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Bhí fear an fadó agus Tomás an tainm a
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2020-10-12 21:19
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Bí gasúr an uair amháin bí sé ag tarraint mónadh le asal. Lá amháin bí sé ag tarraint agus bí sé ag bualadh an asal go cruaidh. Táinic sagairt ar agus dubhairt sé leis cén fáth a raibh sé ag bualadh an asal, agus dubhairt an gasur leis is liomsa an t-asal agus thuig lion aon rud a déanamh leis. Bhí crois ag an sagairt agus bí sé ag bualadh an gasúr leis agus rith sé abhaile.
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Cearc agus coileach ag dimigh le céile.
Do shiubhaladar Éire gur briseadh i gcraoidh
I Glean dubha tiltháin ta siad ar fearach.
Ag ithe múineóige sléibhe is a gcodladh sa fhraoch.
"Há hó" arsan cearc mé dhul ar bearadh.
Nach claoithe nach tuireach le naithris mo scéal.
M'fhear is mo clann céile mo leapa.
Ag imteacht sa bealaigh is nach bpillidh go héig.
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leis. Cas an sagart leis. Dubhairt se ceard a bí isteach ins an mála aighe. Dubhairt sé gur cath a bhí aige. Rith an cat amach as an mála annsin. Rith sé i isteach i sean teach connaic cú é rith an cú inoiad nuair a cuaid an cú isteach an ceard a beith an ac bhean sinta ar laibhe
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Bí fear an fado. Bhí sé ag dul ar aonach ag ceannuig broga don na paistí. Dubhairt an cat peire broga a ceannacht do féin. Cuaidh an fear af a aonach agus ceannuigh sé broga don na faistí. Ac ní raib aon broga le hadaidh an cath. Dubhairt fear an siopa leis an cath a tabhairt amach aige. Cuaid an abhaile agus tug sé an cath amac i mála
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For a back-ache: The back was rubbed with turpentine and then kept covered with a piece of red base.
An Ear Ache:- A piece of black wool was heated and put into it.
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For whooping cough - the milk left after a ferret.
A sea voyage and the latest - an air voyage.
For rheumatics - a bed strewn with nettles or to get stung by bees, or rubbing with whale oil.
For a Cough (Consumption) :- Dandelion was picked (by the sufferer) washed and boiled, and the liquid was bottled. A small quantity was taken occasionally - when it was required, to ease the cough.
For Pleurisy. Flax seed was boiled and the liquid was kept and drunk as required.
For a bruise or a sore or a cut:Seal oil was a real cure, but it was hard to be got.
For a burn:- An emulsion of sweet oil mixed with lime water, was rubbed to it.
For a Colic: Snadhin na péiste. A running cord was knotted over a calf's back. The idea was that the worm in the calf's entrails would perform a similar action to the cord, & loosen himself
Stiff Joints - were rubbed with goose-grease.
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After a time, when horses, as a mode of conveyance, were discontinued, the common carts came into use, and they conveyed the people to the weddings. Later on, the side-car was adopted. A string of these in a wedding was commonly called a drag. People of good standing in the country always aimed at having a large drag. A body of horsemen always preceded the drag. When the party was returning from the church, bonfires were lit on the road-side and in prominent places before them. It was a general custom too, to tie ropes from side to side of the road before them, This was an accepted fact, for they were presented with a bottle of whiskey before the ropes were cut.
There used to be great rivalry among the drivers, trying to take precedence of each other, and they often came to grief in their efforts to do so. There was hardly ever a drag in which a horse did not shy and take head. The women used to be afraid of their lives and not without cause.
After the great war, when food stuffs and beverages soared in price, weddings decreased,
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and finally dropped off together. The party which was given in the prospective brides home previous to the marriage was the only display.
Then, too, every young couple went on their honeymoon for a few days or a week, to Cork or to Dublin, and the fact of their departures, released them from the obligation of giving a big wedding to all their friends and relatives. This habit caught on every readily, for in addition to the expense of a wedding, there was a tremendous amount of labour following it, and people were getting sick of it, especially, when no matter how they did their best to entertain everybody, some few would be displeased and say they got "nothing."
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Fortunes were very small in olden times, sometimes only a couple of heifers.
Some parents used to marry three or four sons and keep themselves and their wives - living in with themselves - of course, they drew in a fortune with every one of them. Then, when a suitable holding offered, they bought it and settled down one pair in a home of their own. They did the same for the others.
Now, all these women were very agreeable. Dinner was cooked for all in the one pot. The old people still remained the bosses.
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2020-10-12 20:36
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Not so very long ago, there used to be great trouble sometimes, as a result of marriage agreements. Now when a man bestows his farm on his son, a deed of possession is made out in the son's name. This is usually done when he is getting married. It sometimes happened that this young man got into bad health and died at an early age. His own family often prevailed on him to will the farm to one of themselves - thus depriving his wife and sometimes his family of any means of subsistence. Such a case always ended in the
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2020-10-12 20:32
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Long ago, milk was set in wooden keelers. It was terribly hard work to scour the keelers.
First, they had to be washed with cold water to remove the milk. Then they had to be well scoured with a bunch of heather, in order that all the cream would be got out of the milk. The heather was supposed to make the butter sweet too.
Before the water was taken off the fire to scald them, the bubbles should be seen on top of it. The water had to be boiled on a bright fire, so that no smoke could taint it. No bog-deal should be put in the fire, lest it would dis-colour the water.
The keelers had to be scalded twice with boiling water, after being scoured.
Then they were put out on the wall, to dry and bleach.
The scouring and scalding was done daily. Wooden gallons and big mugs were used for milking.
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In former times, the Irish people used no food except potatoes ans milk, and at times - a little butter.
The country was remarkable for the quality of its potatoes. They were far better than those which grew in America - which was their native climate. Unfortunately the potato disease appeared in 1846 and the crop was a total failure. They had neither food nor seed. Although there was sufficient corn in the country - to feed the whole population, the Government encouraged the sale of corn in order to provide the rent for the "Masters" - as the Landlords were called.
The result was a horrible famine. Hundreds and thousands died "miserably" of hunger and the plague which followed it.
There were so many deaths, that it was impossible to make graves for them all, so it happened that several dead bodies were simply thrown into the one hole.
Then it was another imossibility to
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2020-10-12 17:33
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mór timceall ortha.
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Tá an áit sin in aice le mo thig i Ros Beithe. Bhí dáreug bean uasal agus fear go raibh bhéilín aige ar bád sa bhfairrge agus bhí siad gó léir báidhthe agus tháiniug na cuirp isteach ann. Bhí fainne ór ar láimh gach mná aca. Bhí píopaí de'n mbád ann agus do scuaib an taoide na píopaó amach arís. Bhí fear na chómhnuidhe san áit dar bh'ainm dó Pádruig Ó Concúbhair. Cuireadh na cuirp san uaig in aice le na tigh. Aon oidhche 'na dhiaidh sin tháinig triúr bán agus fear isteach sa tig. Do shuidheadar ar an mbórd. Níor labhair aoinne aca focal agus tar éis tamaill chuadar amach arís. Ní fhaca sé riamh ó shoin iad. Níl ann anois ach fallaí an tighe agus na h0uaigeanna agus tá an fhairrge
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Beannuíghim díbh a lucht na Sgaball ná tugaidh aon fhaillíghe bhúr gcás, is a mhairg a bhíonn gan carad ag lúighe ar leabaidh an bháis. Umhluíghidh sio do'n gcléir agus do's na trí raonta Muire, bídhigidh-se ag guídhe chun Dé agus beidh sé ag éisteacht libh agus ná deinídh éargaonadh do thinneas.
Ghaibh Muire agus a mac amach go moch sa ló cé thárlóchadh leó ach Naomh Símón fear beannuighthe ó'n Róimh. Thug sé súid dóibh sgaball na mbhrainnsí óir an té chaithfeadh é mar ba chóir bheadh séala beannuighthe an Thigearna ar a anam go deó. Crios Mhuire mo chrios. Chrios na gceithre gcros. Crios 'na mbaisteadh Críosd ann. Crios 'na mbaisteadh Criosd as "Article" a Mhuire Mháthair an té a dhéanfadh mó dhualgas trí n-uaire gach maidin luain geóbhaidh sé Flaithis Dé gan dualgas agus Muire do d'feiscint trí n-uaire roimh bháis.
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dtobar agus rith sé indiaidh an fhir agus chuir sé a chos air. Nuair a chuaidh sé abhaile an oidhche sin buaileadh breóidte é. Cuireadh fios ar an dochtúir ach ní fhéadfadh sé é leigheas. Bhí sé bréoidte ar feadh dhá bhliain na dhiaidh sin annsan do cailleadh e.
Deirtear nár chuaidh éinne go dtí Baile Riabhach ó shoin ag lorg an óir agus go bhfuil sé ann fós agus go raibh an madra san mar gárda cosanta ar an ór.
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Bí fear na chómhnaidhe in Bailemór uair amháin bhí sé ana bpcht Tháinig cailín isteach chuige lá agus dubhairt sí leis go bpósfadh sí é dá bhfaigeadh sé an próca óir a bhí ibhfolach imBaile Riabhach.
Bhí taidhreamh aige an oidhce sin go raibh an próca óir obhfolach abb inaice an tobair bheannuighte. An oidhche na dhiaidh sin bhí an taidreamh céadna aige agus bhí sé aige aríst an tríomhadh oidhche.
Oidhche amháin nuair a bhí sé ag teacht ón nDaingean chuaidh sé go dtí Baile Raibhac. Nuair a chuaidh sé ann tháinig madra beag amach as an dtobar chuige. Thainig sgeannradh ar an bhfear agus d'imthig sé abhaile.
An oidhche na dhiaidh sin tháinig sé go dtí Baile Riabgach agus tháinig an madra céadna amach as an
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said he would have revenge on the priest so he said he would shoot him when he would get the chance.
The priest and his servant heard of it and this day they saw the parson coming against them. The priest took out his holy book and began to read it while the Parson passed by so the priest escaped safely. The next day the priest and his servant were going the road again and they met the Parson. The servant asked the priest where the Parson was going. (The priest) The priest said the Parson was going to town to buy a new rope.
The next morning the Parson was
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Long ago when the famine was in Ireland people found it hard to support their families, so they handed them over to people called Soupers who fed them and braught them up to the Prodestant religion.
One man handed his child to them and after few days he got sorry so he went to the priest for advice. The priest told him he'd get back the child for him. So he did. The head of the Soupers who was a parson
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Q I had a little sister and they called her peep peep. She wanded the water so deep deep she (called) climbed up the hill so high high high and dear little sister had one bright eye
A Answer a star
Q How long did Cain hate his Brother
A Answer as long as he lived
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Q. How can you tell that a tall man's sad.
A, by his sighs
Q What has no legs but can run
A on the head.
W What has no legs but can run
Awnser tomhawk
Q Who was the first that travelled around the world
A Awnser the man in the moon
Q Why is a horse more clever than a mouse?
A Answer Because it can run away when in a trap
Q It is around the house by day and behind the door by night
A Answer a sweeping Brush.
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Years ago a lady lived in Ardfert a lady named Lady Dowadger. She was burried in Ardfert and all her jewels were burried with her.
One night her tomb was broken in and the robbers stole all jewellery
The police heard of it. They then fixed up the tomb again in Ardfert. Also the Crosbies of Ardfert had a gold pig. And it was stolen The soldiers chased the robbers towards Tralee. The robbers hid the pig in a stream in a field called Killcown They searched for the gold pig but they could not get it The robbers were arrested, and send to prison for the rest of their life And the gold pig remained
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Q When is an empty purse a symbol of constancy.
A Because there is no change in it.
Q I have a little house and a mouse could not live in it and all the men in town could not count all the windows.
A A thimble
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Q Why should Ireland soon be rich
A Because its capital is Dublin.
Q Why is a miser like a man with a bad memory.
A He is always forgetting.
Q When us a smack like a hat.
A When it is felt.
Q When is an original idea like a clock.
A When it strikes one.
Q When a black man dies what does his relations do
A Go black burying.
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Why is a pulled out tooth like a thing forgotten
A Because it is out of the head.
What is the worst kind of fare for people to live on?
A Warfare
When is a penny like a hermit?
A When it is a loan.
When is a soldier generous
A When he presents arms.
A little white and round
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har what is that?
A A Pot
Q I had a little sister and I called her peep, peep. She waded the water so deep, deep, deep. She climbed up the hill so high, high, high and dear little sister ah one bright eye?
A A star.
Q How long did Cain hate his brother?
A As long as he was abel.
Q If ten motors passed you in the road what time would it be
A Ten passed one.
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Q It is as round as a bowl as deep as a cup and all the men in the valley could not put it up?
A A well.
Q It is in the car yet it is not wanted in the car and the car would not go without it?
A The noise.
Q Black and white and red all over?
A A news paper
Q Hoddy doddy with a round black body and a flat
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The most of the people get married during "Shrove. The unlucky months for people getting married are July and August. They say it is unlucky to wear black clothes when you are getting married. The unlucky days are Mondays and fridays. The strawboys used be great welcome at the wedding. They used to wear women's clothes and their faces masked. Money is given as a fortune usually. The people getting married get some thing like a
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sin mála mór óir léithe. Do dhein sí cleamhnas le Muiris Ó Cíobháin agus ní thabharfadh sí dhó ach timcheall le deich bpúint is dachad mar do bhí sé pósta dha uair roimis sin. Do phósadar fé dheire agus chuireadar an t-ór ar fad isteach sa bhainnc agus mhaireadar go sona sásta as san amach.
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Bhí rinnce agus ceól thoir i Mám na Gaoithe uair. Chuaidh beirt sean-duine o'n mbaile seo ann. Muiris Ó Cíobáín do beadh duine acu agus Seán Ó Coill a beadh an duine eile. Do chualaidh Muiris Ó Cíobháin trácht ar ór éigin a bhí i bhfolach sa Chaisleán agus chuaidh sé féin agus Séán Ó Coill isteach ann. Chómh luath agus a chuadar isteach ann do thosuigheadar ag raobadh is ag cuardach agus sa deire do tharraig Muiris Ó Cíobháin amach mála mór óir.
Do bhí Seán Ó Coill ag féachaint an bhfaigheadh sé féin aon cuid de'n ór ach ní bhfuair. Dubhairt Seán Ó Coill go raibh tuirt dhá chloch mine sa mhála go raibh an t-ór ann. Do thainig bean abhaile ó America darab ainm di Máire Ní Dhaodha agus thug sí
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2020-10-12 13:01
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doras oscailte do rith se amach.
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Fadó do bhí fear a bFáthan agus aimsir Aifrinn Dé Domnaigh do bhuail an madra ruadh isteach chuige. Do rith sé go dtí an doras. Nuair a chonnaic an madra ruadh é sin do rith sé go dtí an dorasach bhí an fear ann roimhe.
Do rith an madra ruad go dtí an cliabhán a bhí sa ch uimhne agus do tharraig sé sop tiughe amach as agus chaith sé isteach sa teine é. Rug sé ar an sop arís agus chaith sé anuas ar an leanbh a bhí sa cliabhán é.
Nuair a chonnaic an fear e sin do rith sé go dtí an leanbh agus níor cuimhnig sé ar an doras a dhúnadh na dhiaid. Nuair a chonnaic an
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milking the cows that some one was waiting for it. When a woman is calling her fowl for food she says "tuck-tuck" to the hen and when she is calling the turkeys she says "bee-bee". The food which is given to horses is hay and oats. The horses are shod once a month.
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These are some of our farm animals the cow the horse and the sheep. These are some of our cows names Magpie, Holstien, Star, Kerry. The cowhouse is sometimes called the stall. Straw or old bad hay or rushes is put as litter under the cows. Most of the people tie their cows with chains or sometimes with bales. When a man is driving his cows he says "ho-ho-ho". Tyings were never made in the place. It is said if you spill milk when you are
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in it?
A A clock, A thimble
A It is as round as a marble as deep, as a cup and all the men in Kerry could not pull it up?
A A well.
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Q A clipper of ditches a cutter of hedges, a little brown cow with two leather horns?
A A hare.
Q A flock of white sheep on a red hill, here they go, there they go, and now they stand still?
A Teeth in your gums.
Q Under water and over water but never tips the water?
A A Egg.
Q There was a little house and a mouse could not live in it and all the men in (Kill) Kerry could not count all the windows
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guess for ever but you coudn't guess that
A A pipe
Q What goes round the wood and never gets into the wood.
A The bark of a tree.
Q What is full and holds more.
A A pot full of potatoes when you pour water in.
Q One half dead the other half living and a tail wagging.
A A dog with his head in a pot
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Q As round as an apple as plump as a ball can climb the church over steeple and all.
A The Sun.
Q What is it always with its head down.
A A nail in your boot.
Q Middy, noddy, round body three feet and a wooden hay
A A pot.
Q. It is as round as a bowl, as flat as a pan half of a woman and all of a man.
A A penny.
Q Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat you may
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unlucky to leave the ring fall at the alter. The strawboys come to the houses where the wedding is. They dance and sing. They wear girls clothes and high hats with feathers on them. In olden times the wedding was called a drag. Money is given as a fortune
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2020-10-12 12:33
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The people of this place marry in Shrove and Easter. They marry on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are unlucky days to marry. The months of May and August are unlucky months to get married. Green is an unlucky colour to get married in. It is unlucky to meet a pig in the road after getting married and it is
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2020-10-12 12:30
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the sign of rain.
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fall down the chimney. It is another bad sign when the cat turns his back to the fire. When the sheep and goats come down from the mountain it is a sign of bad weather, and when they are high up in the mountain it is a sign of good weather. If there is a circle around the moon it is a sign of rain.
If the seagulls fly in from the sea it is a sign of rain.
If there is a blue light in the fire and if the soot is very soft it is
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When the wind blows from the east it is a sign of dry weather. When it blows from the North is is a sign of frosty weather and when it blows from the South it is the sign of bad weather. Also when the stars are shining bright in the sky it is the sign of frosty weather. It is threatening for rain when the soot
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2020-10-12 12:22
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Queens and the Banners and alot more of them but the best of all is the Champion.
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2020-10-12 12:21
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and about a foot a part. then he will pack it with a spade. He will next put out some manure on the ridges and he will then plough the furrows and shovel the ridges.
They will be left there for about six weeks and when the stalks are six inches high he will "rise to them to keep down the weeds. They are sprayed in July to prevent the blight.
Out in October the farmer dig the potatoes. There are different kinds of potatoes namely the Champions, the Irish -
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2020-10-12 12:15
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The potatoes are very plentiful around my place. They are a very useful crop. The farmer at first ploughs the ground into four or five sod ridges with his horses and plough. Then next he will settle the ridges with a spade. The seed potatoes then are cut into sciollains. Then a man will stick the seed with a spade three seeds in breath
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2020-10-12 12:13
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as red as his own burrow. The rabbits time for amusement is at break of day in the morning, and at sunset in the evening.
The hare is muck like the rabbit in appearance, but he makes his home in a furze
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2020-10-12 12:12
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The animals which live in my locality are numerous, but very wild; the most timid being the rabbit which lives in a burrow in the middle of a dry ditch. He is a lover of rich green grass-corn. If it happens that he lives in a field where grass-corn is growing he makes parts of the field
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2020-10-12 12:08
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got very excited and got from the cart. She went towards the sea and was never seen since.
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2020-10-12 12:08
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At length he discovered her to be a seahorse. He went home and collected some men and they surrounded the animal. After great trouble the man succeeded in catching her. He took her home and trained her to work.
Every evening about six o'clock, she refused to work. One day he went to Dingle with the horse and cart. It was after six when he was coming home. The horse stopped and refused to go any further. She
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2020-10-12 12:05
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About forty years ago in Minard west lived a man named John O'Sullivan.
One morning as he was walking his farm which was on the verge of the sea, he noticed a little distance off a beautiful bay horse. He was looking at her for a while, thinking she belonged to one the neighbours.
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2020-10-12 12:01
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Long ago housekeepers made their own candles. They were made from the fat of a cow.
They first cut this fat into small pieces, then melted it in a pot by the fire and strained it. They next got some cotton thread for wicks, and drew this thread through the candle mould. Then they put a big knot in the thread at the top of the mould so that the fat could not come through. A nail was put through the other end of the thread, and twisted it. They left the nail in the wick and placed it in the little notches on the mouth of the mould to keep the wick in place.
The mould was driven through a soft sod of turf, then the fat was poured into it and left there to set.
When the candle was
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2020-10-12 11:46
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into the top of the Kiln to ensure slow cumbustion during night.
Each morning the burnt lime was drawn out from the eye of the Kiln. Lime is largely used for whitewashing but it is principally used by farmers as a fertiliser for bitter or poor land.
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2020-10-12 11:45
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Lime burning, an occupation which was at one time a great industry in every farm, is not now-a-days so much carried on.
The work entailed a lot of hardship and consequently the young people let it drop out of existence.
First of all a big furnace called a Kiln was built on each farm in a place easy of access. Then each farmer went to the limestone quarries and brought a load of limestone each day for, perhaps, thirty or forty days. This stone was broken up into small pieces with a hammer. It was then ready for burning.
The next process was to set the Kiln on fire - about six wheelbarrows of turf were first put in, next a layer of stone six inches deep and so on every alternate row of turf and stones to the top. The fire was then started underneath with red coals from the kitchen fire. About nightfall a load of bog-mould was packed.
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2020-10-12 11:17
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There are many men famous for their athletic feats.
One of the most notable men of this locality is Denis Lane of knocknagore Castleisland. He distinguished him self in running and jumping. He held the 440 yards championship of Ireland for years.
He won fame at the 120 yards hurdles. He made a name for himself at Listowel Sports some years ago when he won from Percy Kirwan and Leahy and P Brian 120 yards hurdles. It was his first day competing at this event. He afterwards emigrated to Australia, where he won the same events, namely the 440 yards and the 120 yards hurdles of Australia.
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2020-10-12 11:12
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In every district in Ireland treasures are supposed to be hidden. In Brosna also treasures are supposed to be hidden.
In a farm owned by James Lane of Lavalla there is supposed to be gold and silver to the value of a hundred pounds. The name of this field is "Gort an Aiten". A red bull is said to be safeguarding it.
Mamy attempts have been made to unearth it but any body has never succeeded so far in getting this wonderful store. One day a crowd with a great number of cattle dogs made an attempt to get it but were hunted by a bull.
It is said when one bull was hunted another came to take his position until the hunt had to be given up. Lights are seen every night at about nine or ten o'clock where this treasure is supposed to be hidden.
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2020-10-12 10:59
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About fifty years ago there was a great game carried on around this district called caman. It used to be played on St Stephens day. on the Portsalon shore. There were two teams. It was played with sticks with a turned end on them and wooden balls. The parish was divided into two parts one of the teams stayed on one side of the stocker burn and the other team stayed on the other side they played cross the burn. They would play for some gallons of whiskey. Then they would go to a public house at night they were foes all day but then they would become friends at night. When they would be playing during the day the ball would go out into the tide they would all run out to their necks in the water and the whole lot of them would fall on each other.
A hundred years ago there were what the called faction fights. There were what they called groups or parties. If a man had a grievance against his ne