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a green creeper which grows on some houses is called house-lick and is used as a cure for sore eyes. It has sa very thick leaf out of which juice is squeesed and then applied to the eye while saying "cure of cureable " three times
The Three Wishes
Years ago in the times of the faries there lived an old man named thomas and his wife nancy. they were very poor. One evening as they sat beside the fire a kind of fairy came to them and said 'that they were to have three wishes and whatever they asked for, it would be granted'. They were delighted and sat on the five planning what they would wish for. Thomas thought he would wish for heaps and heaps of gold and Nancy intended to wish to have a lovely new house to live in. But they decided to wish for nothing until next day. Just as they were preparing to go to bed Nancy looked at the fire and she said 'Well that is a lovely afire it is a shame to let it go waste I wish I had an oat meal cake ready to cook it. As soon as she said
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OLD PRAYERS
O my God, I adore you, your sovereign majesty,
I thank you for all the gifts you have given me,
Especially for keeping me safe during the past night
I entreat your blessing on all my thoughts words and actions
Give me the grace to know you to love you and to keep your commands
And to do all that I can to promote your honour and glory
Through the sufferings and death of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Mr. J.J. Walsh, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford (age 84 years)
Patricia Beecher, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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Mr. Pyne's trial in Dungarvan.
Composed by:
Patrick Hurley, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
Ye sons of old Erin pay attention awhile,
For these simple verses will cause you to smile
The clicks of the Castle have lately been trying
To send the plank bed, our great Douglas Pyne.
Chorus
The 18 of November is next poling day
It's then we will drive the land grabbers away
For the landlords of Wire with vengeance are crying
Since they were defeated by great Douglas Pyne
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In Ballymacarbery he has be tried
There were fifty horse soldiers stationed outside
If there was any disturbance
They would pepper the mob
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There was Kelly from Waterford city who came down
To take out the case if he could for the Crown
And Keegan who took down the speech that was said
Couldn't read half the words that Brave Douglas had said.
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2017-08-24 14:35
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Bartering
Mr. Brown, an old employer in Tallow never paid money as wages. He was a corn merchant and lived in West St. in the year 1860.
When paying his men each evening, he gave a lb of meal for each member in the family. Each evening as the men left the store, it was easy to know the one that had a large family, and the one that had only a few to provide for.
Sometimes a father and son worked together in the corn store then that evening, both brought home a double amount of meal to the people at home who were eagerly waiting for their supper.
Patricia Beecher, West. St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
Mr. J.J, Walsh, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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2017-08-24 14:33
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Weaving in Tallow.
About the year 1800, the women of Tallow were very skillful in the spinning and weaving of wool. When they wanted tweed, they carved the wool from a black and a white sheep, then mixed them together. The wool was made into thread and was sent to a weaver.
The weaver put the thread on a rack and so measured the amount of thread received. The weaver charged 7d a yard for weaving the thread into tweed, and four pence for weaving it into flannel.
Mr. J.J. Walsh, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
Patricia Beecher, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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2017-08-24 14:29
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Old Prayers
'God bless the work' is a saying people often use when passing in a field of workers. In return for charity people said 'May God increase your store'. Visitors to a house always said 'God save all here'.
When going to bed this prayer was recited:-
There are four corners to my bed. There are four angels at my head.
Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
God bless this bed that I lay on
If I die before I wake
To God I give my soul to take
If I wake before I die
To God I give my soul to keep
Heart of Jesus! I adore Thee
Heart of Mary! I implore Thee
Heart of Joseph pure and just
In these three hearts I place my trust
Mr. M.Beecher, Main St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
Katherine Beecher, Main St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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Old Prayers
'God bless the work' is a saying people often use when passing in a field of workers. In return for charity people said 'May God increase your store'. Visitors to a house always said 'God save all here'.
When going to bed this prayer was recited:-
There are four corners to my bed. There are four angels at my head.
Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
God bless this bed that I lay on
If I die before I way
To God I give my soul to take
If I wake before I die
To God I give my soul to keep
Heart of Jesus! I adore Thee
Heart of Mary! I implore Thee
Heart of Joseph pure and just
In these three hearts I place my trust
Mr. M.Beecher, Main St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
Katherine Beecher, Main St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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The Old Corn Store.
About a hundred yards from the square of Tallow is a large store owned by Mr.Jacob.
Mr.Cunningham who was the first owner sold it to Mr.Jacob. In Cunninghams time it was a corn store, each year he sold about 4000 bags of corn at £1 each. He put them on lighters at Tallow Bridge as the river was too shallow there for large boats. The lighters took them to Janeville Quay and from there they were sent to France in large boats.
Mr. J.J. Walsh, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
Patricia Beecher, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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2017-08-24 14:21
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Old Buildings.
One of the oldest buildings in the town is store owned by by the Bride Valley Stores. It was built in the year 1798 as a Military Barrack. In the Famine time it was made into a hospital and in the year 1886 it was made into a Creamery. It was then in disuse until Mr.Jacob took it.
Another building which was near the town is not to be seen now, but the name of it tells us that it was a mill owned by some Duke. It is known as Duke's Mill. There was a Tucker Mill here in the year 1780, and flannel was made there.
Mr.J.J. Walsh, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford (85 years)
Patricia Beecher, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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and near the Tan-Yard, the coarse of the river was changed to make a loading Bank near the Road. This, can, of course, be seen to the present day.
The industry flourished there because there was an abundant supply of water available. There were vast oak woods in the locality, from which the supply of bark necessary was obtained, and there was cheap transit by river barges.
It declined with the advent of machinery and the discovery of chemicals, as a substitute for oak bark.
Mr. M.Conway, Convent St., Tallow, Co.Waterford. (60 yrs)
Brigid Conway, Convent St., Tallow
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Ghosts
A man who lived near Tallow Hill went to a wake. On his return it was midnight. It happened that he had to pass a fort on the way.
When approaching it, he saw a great big mansion of a house where a large crowd of people stood. They invited the man in.
When going in he was warned by one of the men not to eat anything which would be given to him.
When he entered the hall a voice welcomed him saying 'Cérd míle fáilte romhat'.
Very tempting food was placed before him, and forgetting the advice given him, he ate all he could.
When the sun rose, he found himself on the edge of the fort with a sod of turf in his arms, and it was decorated with goose quills. It was a warning to him from that on, never again to remain out late at night.
Mary Scanlan, Mt. Fain, Tallow
Mrs. M.Scanlan, Mt. Fair, Tallow
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2017-08-24 14:06
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during the potato season, but in all probability it is over and done with, as a result of the terrible catastrophe which befell the migratory labourers last year, in Scotland.
The potatoes are then ploughed out and picked in buckets, and stored in pits or barns for theyear's use. The up-to-date farmer digs them with a potato digger, as all kinds of new machinery are being manufactured in the country nowadays. Arran banners, Kerr pinks, Golden wonders, Champions and British queens are the kinds sown in this, but Kerr Pinks give the best result of all.
The people of long ago had no starch like we have now, and had to be made from potatoes. The recipe was, a few potatoes were steeped in water overnight, the juice was then drained off and boiled and when boiled it was again drained. The starch was then ready for use.
Mary Scanlan, Mt. Fair, Tallow, Co. Waterford.
Mrs. M.Scanlan, Mr. Fair, Tallow, Co. Waterford (50 years)
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2017-08-24 14:01
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Potatoes
The potato is one of the commonest vegetables grown. Farmers usuallly set from three to four acres each year, but if the crop is a success, they increase the amount from year to year. The ground is prepared for early potatoes at the end of February or the beginning of March, and later on for other potatoes. The ground is sometimes manured before it is ploughted, this is called 'manuring on the skin', but in most cases the drills are first made. The drills are made with a plough, mounds of earth running in straight lines alternately with furrows. Wooden ploughs were once used in Ireland, but they are very rare now. They are still used in France. Spades are also rarely used and are now bought locally, as long ago the farmers made them for their own use.
The farmers never help one another during the potato season in this part of the country, as there is never a rush of work during that particular period. The people from the west of Ireland go to Scotland each year and find employment there
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2017-08-24 13:44
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Forts
My great-grandfather knew a woman who cut sticks in a fort on her farm. When leaving the field someone knocked her down. She saw no one. Soon after she died.
Farmers are very superstitious about tilling fields, in which there are forts; because they say ill-luck comes from any interference with these forts.
Mr. M.Conway, Convent St., Tallow, Co. Waterford (60 years)
Brigid Conway, Convent St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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2017-08-24 13:41
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Turf
People carried ass loads of turf on their backs in Tallow, long ago. Often these loads were carried three miles in baskets. The women also carried pitchers of water on their heads without the aid of their hands. In order to be able for this, they had to walk very steadily with heads erect. Hence, the Irish women were noted for their gracefulness.
Mrs. M.Scanlan, Mt. Fair, Tallow, Co. Waterford.
Mary Scanlan, Mr. Fair, Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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the present day the Tallow church is considered a very striking edifice to visitors. Its steeple is about one hundred and twenty feet high, it has a lovely gallery capable of accommodating about two hundred people.
Mrs. H.Burke, The Square, Tallow, Co. Waterford (Age 77)
Nora Ahearn, Convent St., Tallow
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of boards, the other half was of flags.
Sometime later, a lady from Tallow, a Miss Keating who died in America willed some of her money for the erection of a white marble altar rails and mosaic flooring which can be seen at the present day around the three altars. The mosaic work was laid down by Italians, who as we know are skilled work in this art. By other benevolent donations the church from time to time became beautiful. One charitable donor a Miss O'Mahony left money for the erection of seats. A Mr. O'Mahony another Tallow man bestowed his money for the erection of confessionals.
The burial ground was in those days in front of the church. Then later on, the people of the parish bought family burial plots behind the church, and this also helped to complete the building. At
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2017-08-24 13:34
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Old Buildings
Over a century ago, the Catholic Church in Tallow was situated in the Mall, about fifty yards nearer to the street than its present position. The church in those days was a small, thatched building.
To accomodate the large congregation, the enlargment of this place of public worship was deterred, owing to lack of money and many other circumstances. Some years later the parish was under the devout and able guidance of a priest, by the name of Father O'Donnell. This parish priest was a very enterprising man in so far as advancing the parish church of Tallow. By his own contrinution and perhaps collections, and with a unfailing determination, he succeeded in raising some money, for church improvements. He decided in building a new church, and by his diction for he was his own architect, the present church of Tallow materialised. At first the building was of a crude stage. Only half the floor inside was
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2017-08-24 13:30
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S is for sage, it's good for the hair.
T is for thyme tea, an asthma cure there
U is for ulcer, see page seven and eight
V is for vegetable marrow good for us all
Walnuts you can pickle, the vinegar's good
if you've got a sore throat
Then use it you should.
Mr. J.M.Beecher, West Street, Tallow, Co. Waterford (over 56 years)
Patricia Beecher, West St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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Old Cures
My great Grandfather - Mr. J.J. Beecher always had a jotter in his house, into which he wrote cures. This is the Alphabet they sometimes had for diseases.
A is for apples good for a cold
B is for barley, it cures many ills
C is for cabbage, it's good for the skin
D is for dandelion wine, if you drink it you'll never be thin
E is for elder, it makes face cream
Figs cure toothache, if in hot milk, they seam.
G is for ginger, it's good for the gout.
H is for honey, it makes you grow stout
Ivy in vinegar, it makes a corn cure
Jelly from Carrageen is nourishing and pure
K is a letter, from which I will leave
L is for lettuce, eat this, and you'll sleep
M is for mint, which is good for headache
N is for nuts, they a wholesome dish make
Oats make fine porridge so highly nutritious
P is for parsnips when cooked they're delicious
Q is for quince, which cures gumboils quite soon
Raspberries keep you from gout, pains immune
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2017-08-24 13:16
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Another old three-storey house is Mrs. Condon's, which still stands upright in West St. It was at one time called 'The Eagle House' because when it was built in 1338, a large stone eagle was beautifully carved over the hall door. People often wonder why it has this name, as no trace of the eagle is to be seen. The house was originally build for a priest. The priest didn't occupy the place long, because some ruffians of the town took him from his bed one night, and threw him into the river, which was not deep enough to drown him. Frightened and disheartned he left Tallow.
Eileen Lynch, West St., Tallow
Mr. J.Lynch, West St., Tallow (Over 50 years)
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2017-08-24 12:22
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Old Buildings.
One of the oldest buildings that can be brought to memory is the Bride Valley Stores in Barrack St. Barrack St. is so called after it, because when it was first built it was a barrack. The old police and Volunteers lived in it.
Later on it was converted into a creamery, which didn't last very long, as there was not enough water to keep the machinery working.
After this failure it was taken over by Mr. Jacob and the store is still his property. In it are kept cattle, sheep and pigs, and in addition to their places is a store room where wheat, meal and pollard and goods similar to these are reserved.
The next in age to this large building is St. Mary's Protestant Church in the New Line. I have seen a tomb stone in the grave yard there on which the year 1548 is written. Though being old service is still carried on there. About ten years ago the steeple feel, but it was renewed immediately.
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2017-08-24 12:17
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Local Cures
Long ago, people were not cured by medical aid, but they firmly believed that God put cures in the world for certain diseases. Thrush was cured, by rubbing a piece of goose or gander flesh to the mouth; food left by a ferret cured sore throat, and sore tonsils. The seventh son was looked upon as having cures for other diseases, and was called the Doctor, and the seventh daughter was said to be a fool..
Mr. W. O'Keefe, The Square, Tallow.
Co. Waterford. (45 yrs)
Theresa O'Keeffe, The Square, Tallow.
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ferret had left after his meal. The old people had great faith in this, and it was often very effective.
Mr. M. Conway, Convent St., Tallow, Co. Waterford. (60yrs)
Brigid Conway, Convent St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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cure was affected in another way. The patient was driven in a donkey's cart to a three-mearing-water, where he washed his face and mouth. This done, on three consecutive days, the mumps had gone. This remedy also proved to be affective.
There were also customs where people imposed a penance on themselves to guard against certain diseases. A man who undertook never to shave on a Sunday, was supposed to be immune from blindness. Wheras a person who abstained from meat on St. Stephen's Day would never contract fever. The terror of seeing a Ghost was warded off by a short daily prayer for the dead. Muscular pains were cured by carrying a small potato in one's pocket.
A child suffering from convulsions was cured by burning the vest worn by the child and giving a portion of the ashes of this to the sufferer in milk. Then the child was caught by the legs and turned up side-down three times. This cured many from convulsions.
Thrush was cured by the food the
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2017-08-24 12:08
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Ancient Cures
In ancient times the act of healing was not practised as it is to-day. There was no regular medical service. There was however, in every locality, a few people who were believed, to be able to cure certain diseases. For example, a toothache could be cured by a black-smith who was the seventh son of the seventh generation of blacksmiths. All he had to do was to make a nail for the patient, who was to drive it into the trunk of a tree. This done, the pain ceased.
A sprain could only be cured by the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. All she wanted was a piece of hemp, such as shoemakers use. This she put in her mouth; and prayed. She then tied it round the affected limb, and the cure was almost immediate.
Mumps were cured by the seventh daughter, provided she was born after the death of her father. This is practised up to the present time and its effectiveness can not be disputed. If a lady with these qualifications was not available, then the
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2017-08-24 12:03
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very finely, and steeped in water. After a day or two the water was drained off as it had then extracted the starch. The liquid was left for a day or two, until the starch had settled in the bottom, when the water was again drained off. The starch was then ready for use.
Alcohol is also extracted from potatoes, and modern factories have been set up to manufacture it, on a commercial basis.
Mr. M. Conway, Convent St., Tallow, Co. Waterford (60 yrs)
Brigid Conway, Convent St., Tallow, Co. Waterford.
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moulding a month later, to keep down weeds, an admit air into the soil. The early varieties grown locally are; Flounders, Epicures, and Great Scots. The principal main crop is grown from Kerr's Pink and Aran Banners.
The implements used in the cultivation of for potatoes are; spades, shovels, howers and grapes, where the crop is grown in a small garden, but in the fields, the work is entirely done by the plough. None of these implements is now made locally, but they can all be got in the local shops.
Early varieties, when grown in warm gardens are usually available about the middle of June, and the main crop in August. They are all usually lifted in October. In gardens they are taken out with a graipe, but in the fields a potato digger or a plough is used. In all cases they must be handpicked.
The potato is a valuable human food, but it also feeds cattle, and is used for a variety of other purposes. Formally, housewives made their own starch from potatoes. A few sound tubers were grated
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2017-08-24 11:41
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Potatoes
Potatoes are grown on our farm every year. Those intended for early use are, as a rule, planted in the garden. The place is dug early in February, and a month later drills are opened. The drills are about from twenty eight to thirty inches in width. The sets are planted in the bottom of the furrows, from nine to eleven inches apart. A little clay is put over the sets, and over this, a light dressing of farmyard manure, and a sprinkling of artificial manure. Then the drills are fully covered in. Two months later the furrows are dug, and the soil broken very fine. By this time the growths are beginning to appear, and the hard and crusted surface of the drills is howed down. When the young plants are about four inches in height they should be moulded, which means that the soil recently dug should be drawn closely around them. This is sufficient cultivation for early varieties but main crops would be the better of further
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accounted for a considerable number of the population. The town was destroyed by fire and not even the churches were saved. Boyle mentions that on his visit to Tallow after purchasing the property he found the Protestant Church without a gallery and the Minister without a salary. He provided money to supply both. He also states that he spent one night at Youghal and one night at Tallow. while on his visit, and that his hotel bill at Youghal was £4 while at Tallow he was charged £11 for the same service.
There is an old Desmond Castle to the north of the town the ruins which are in a fair state of preservation. This castle and the lands attached to it did not form part of the Tallow Estate, but were later by the Devonshire family. This castle is well worth a visit. The building shows that the masons of old were superior to those of the present day.
Mrs. M Scanlan, Mt. Fair, Tallow.
Mary Scanlan, Mr. Fair, Tallow.
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round the persons neck, as hot as they can bear and tie tightly: when the potatoes are (?) the lumps will be done.
16. Boils
You get an onion and roast it at the fire, and cut it up in rings. Then you put the rings in a piece of clean white cloth, and tie them over the boils, and after a long time the boils will burst and go.
17. Whittle.
You get a piece of fat bacon and get a poultice of bread and water. Then you put the bacon in the poultice and put them in a piece of white cloth and wrap it tightly round the whittle, and very soon it will be gone.
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Christopher Baker, Chapel Hill, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Aged 12yrs 9 months. He got these cures from his mother who was born and reared in Lucan.
14. Colds
The best cure for a cold in your head is a pinch of washing soda. You get a lump of soda and break it up, then bruise it very fine and snuff it up your nose and you'll sneeze for at least half an hour, and when you have done sneezing your cold will be gone.
15. Lumps In Throat.
You get some potatoes and boil them. When they are boiled, you take about three and bruise them up very fine. Then you put them in piece of white cloth, and put them
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they will get better.
12. Whittle
A cure for a whittle is to dip it in potato water while they are boiling and try and bear it as hot and as long as you can, and it will (?) heal.
13. Ringworm
You get some gun-powder and mix it with lemon juice. Then you rub the mixture into the sore and it will soon be cured.
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"Garavach"
Behind you, as you stand facing the river Lee on the green sward outside Inniscarra churchyard, is the high rugged hill which frowns contemptuously across the smug smoothness of the Valley farms.
Majestic it is but rough, so rough that the natives in their own tongue have called it 'Jarbhac'
Agnes Heelan,
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Mr. F Murphy,
2 Hodders Villas,
Ballincollig,
Co. Cork
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The herbs that do most damage to land are the blackheads and the dock-leaf. They stop the crops from growing because their seeds are bad.
The names of the herbs are the thistle, the chickenweed, the awna, the dodder and the fox-ear. The herbs that grow in good land are the dockleaf and the chickenweed. The herbs that grow in good land are the thistle and the awna.
The juice of the dock is good for a burn.
The people use boiled nettles for young turkeys. The herbs that are poison are thistle and the dockleaf.
Information from:- Patrick O'Brien, Bracklagh, Brickens, Claremorris.
Collector:- Michael O'Brien, Bracklagh, Brickens, Claremorris.
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perform stations. I do not know what prayers they say.
Eileen O'Malley. Killeen, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
I got this information from my father, Michael O'Malley, Killeen, Castlehill, Ballina, Co.Mayo.
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grandson of King Awley.
A holy well once stood in at the Abbey but protestants abused it and that night the well and bush that stood beside it were changed into the village of Killeen, to the land of John Waters, and within one hundred and fifty yards of his house. The place where the well stood can be seen in at the abbey yet.
In winter the village is nearly an island as the waters of Lough Conn come in on all sides save the breadth of the road which leads into the village.
The well above-mentioned is regarded as Blessed and Catholics from the locality visit it and
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is she that has it now. It is a three storied slated building with three hundred and sixty five windows. Tourists come here every year fishing in Lough Conn and hunting in the mountains near by.
Mr. Burke owned most of the land of Errew also but some time ago the Land Commission took it over and gave holdings to Pat Flannery and Martin Garrett and gave back strip(e)s to the farmers around who had small holdings.
In this village also there are the ruins of an old abbey built by Saint Tiernan, the patron of Crossmolina, in the twelfth century. Saint Tiernan was either a grandson or a great
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There is a hotel in this village and it was built about sixty-five years ago by a landlord named Knox.
He had it about eight years and the courts took it from him for non-payment of rent. They had it about twenty years and a man from Ballina named Burke bought it from them. Then a man named Fitzgerald rented it from him and he had it till the 4th of September, 1912, when the Community of Jesus and Mary rented it. They had it till September 1st 1916 when they removed to Gortnor Abbey as it was more central for a convent and a secondary school. Then Miss Canavan rented it and it
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Continued.
They dress in disguise in some house convenient to where the wedding is held. Women's apparel they usually wear on such occasions and straw hats manufactured by themselves. They have a captain and a sergeant. They are usually offered refreshments but seldom partake. They dance and sing and amuse themselves in the wedding house for about two hours and then they leave.
Before leaving they wish the best of luck and prosperity and many years of health and happiness to the newly married couple.
Michael F Marley, Islandmore, Lahardane, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
I got this information from my father Dominick Marley, same address.
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is given partly in stock, and partly in cash.
When the young couple are getting married the boy has to have gold and silver to put in the girl's hand along with the ring. When they are married they return usually to the bride's home, and enjoy themselves in dancing, singing and all other sorts of amusement.
Long ago the people of the marriage would race against each other on horseback, and side cars, to see who would be the first at the bride's home for to get the bottle of whiskey which was given as a prize to the first at the home.
During the enjoyment strawboys come in to the house where the wedding is held.
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provided there are no strangers present but the girl and her own people, he introduces the object of his visit. Then if the girl and her people consent they will fix upon a day for the boy and girl to meet if they are not already acquainted.
When they meet if they like each other they settle upon a dowry and appoint a day for the marriage.
Generally a fortune is given by the girl's parents. The amount depends on the wealth of the parents, and also on the place the young man has. The better the place the bigger the dowry. Usually it is money that is given, sometimes the dowry
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Local Marriage Customs.
In this district the luckiest day in the week for getting married is supposed to be Wednesday; the unluckiest day Monday; and the luckiest month June.
Most marriages take place from the 6th January to Ash Wednesday, although some get married in Lent and Advent.
Matches are made in our district in the following way.
First of all the boy that is getting married sends a man with a bottle of whiskey to the girl's home to ask her in marriage from her parents. When the man goes to the girl's home, he produces his bottle of whiskey and
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Ballymayock, Lahardane, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Obtained from Miss Celia Joyce, Glenavenue, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
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A pain in the back can be cured in the following way: Pull about ten or twleve roots of the dandelion and boil them in a quart and a pint of water for half an hour. Then strain the juice and add a sufficient supply of sugar to sweeten it. Put the juice into bottles and take a wine glassful of it every morning for fifteen morning before breakfast. This treatment was tried by Miss Celia Joyce, Glenavenew who had a pain in her back and it completely cured her.
Annie Kate Walsh
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A Cure for Swollen Udder
on a Cow.
Into about a 1/2 bucket of hot water, pour about a 1/4 lb of cattle salts and stir them together until the salt is dissolved. Then with the solution of salts and water bathe the udder for about a 1/4 of an hour.
Then get about two ounces of lard and rub it on. This should be done at least twice a day until the swelling goes down.
Loretta O'Malley, Killeen, Castle=hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Obtained from my grand-mother, Mrs O'Malley, Killeen, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
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A Cure for Sore Eyes.
Sore eyes can be cured in the following way:-
Every morning for nine mornings in succession wash them carefully with cold tea without either milk or sugar in it.
This treatment cured my neighbour, Brian Hegarty who suffered much from sore eyes two or three years ago.
Annie T. Mc Hugh, Derry Hillagh, Castle Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Obtained from Mrs John Mc Huch, Derryhillagh, Castle Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
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A Cure for Sore Eyes.
Sore eyes can be cured in the following way:-
Every morning for nine mornings in succession was them carefully with cold tea without either milk or sugar in it.
This treatment cured my neighbour, Brian Hegarty who suffered much from sore eyes two or three years ago.
Annie T. Mc Hugh, Derry Hillagh, Castle Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Obtained from Mrs John Mc Huch, Derryhillagh, Castle Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
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Local Cures.
Murrain in Cattle.
Red murrain in cattle may be cured in the following way:-
Give a pound of coarse salt dissolved in a pint of buttermilk as soon as possible after the beast is noticed.
Another cure for murrain is to give a pound of Epsom salts, two ozs of ginger, two ozs of cream o tarter and a half glass of turpentine all mixed together in about a quart of lukewarm water.
Martin Leonard, Dervin, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Obtained from my father, Anthony Leonard, Dervin, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
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Local Cures.
A Cow with a Swollen Udder.
Pull some wild camomile and boil it. Strain the juice and wash the swelling twice or three times a day. This will reduce the swelling and make the udder all right.
My neighbour Pat Mangan, Ballymayock, had a cow with a swollen udder and this treatment cured her completely in two or three days.
Annie Kate Walsh, (v std) Ballymayock, Lahardane, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Obtained from Pat Mangan, Ballymayock, Lahardane, Ballina, Co. Mayo
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Local Cures. A Cow with a Swollen Udder.
A cow with a swollen udder can be cured in the following way.
Every morning and evening after the cow has been milked, blow off the froth into a basin or vessel of some description. Then bathe the udder thoroughly with the froth for ten minutes or so.
Do this regularly twice a day morning and evening. After two or three days the swelling will be reduced or perhaps gone entirely.
Bridie Naughton, Creevy, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Obtained from Pat Joe Mc Hale, Ballyloughan, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
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WEATHER LORE.
The old people firmly believed that when the crows flew low, they were near rain. A cat sitting with his back to the fire and 'washing' his face was a bad weather forecast. Fowl sheltering under hedges and picking their feathers was another symptom of broken weather.
Crickets singing in the mud walls of old houses was another sign that the rain was drawing near. One person then went to the back door and said 'O! tis coming over the hill.'
Besides these 'piseóga' it was customary when setting eggs for hatching to set the clutch of thirteen and to mark each egg with a black cross done by a half-burned stick, or as it was commonly called a 'cipín'. They also sprinkled holy water on the eggs with a spray of palm.
Eileen Lynch, West St., Tallow
Mr. J. Lynch, West St., Tallow 60 years
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TALLOW LONG AGO
The town of Tallow formerly a place of importance is situated on the banks of the River Bride. The town was never walled but in the Rebellion of 1641 an entrenchment was cast around it by the Earl of Cork, who maintained at his own expence a garrison of 100 men for the protection of the inhabitants. To the west of the bridge are the ruins of Lisfinny Castle formerly the property of the Earl of Desmond.
Long ago the River Bride was navigable for Barges as far as Conna andthere were great stores along its banks, especially about Tallow Bridge. It is seareely necessary to state that there were no railways in these days, and all heavy traffic was conveyed by river and sea. In fact cars and carts were not much in use in Boyle's time, and all loads were carried on the backs of horses and mules.
The tanning industry flourished about the village of Tallow Bridge, and the remains of some of the tan yards may still be seen. The loading bank on the river site is still in almost perfect order.
Of the other industries carried on
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Cattle Cures.
About eighty years ago, women made drinks from certain herbs, and gave a bottle of this, to each animal in Springtime. One of these women was known as Nóra Líam. This woman was supposed to travel by night with Good People as they were called. She had but one eye. She was known to have cured several cattle in her day.
Mr. G. Hodnet,
West St.
Tallow
80 yrs
Patricia Beecher,
West St.,
Tallow
Co. Waterford
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plain and wholesome food and if possible sea bathing.
Soareyes
A cure for soar eyes is to wash the eyes with warm water during the day and apply bread and milk poultice at night.
I got the above information from
Mrs. Heneghan
Anthony Heneghan
Feamore.
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water of your forehead.
Thralac.
A good cure for thralac is the skin of an eel.
Jaundice.
A good cure for the jaundice is to go to bed and drink whiskey punch.
Whittle.
A good cure for a whittle is to keep it in hot water as long as you can.
I got the above information from
Michael Lyons,
Michael Lyons. Redhill.
Wildfire.
A good cure for wildfire is a piece of gold.
Pimples
A good cure for pimples is fresh air and exercise,
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RINGWORM.
A cure for ringworm is to write your name around it and then it will go.
TOOTHACHE
A good cure for a toothache is to go to the blacksmith and to ask him if he had a cure for a toothache and he would give you a nail and then the toothache would go.
BOILS
A good cure for boils is to steal a piece of fat bacon from your neighbour and to fasten it to the boil for a few days and then the boils would go.
I got the above information from
Mrs. Murphy
James Murphy, Newtown
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Corns
See where the drop of water rests on the rock bathe your in it and it will cure it and it will cure it.
The above information was given to me by
Patrick Caulfield.
Patrick Caulfield.
Culnacleha
Warts
A cure for warts is to put seven knots of straw under the manure heap and when the straw rots the warts will be gone.
Another good cure for warts is to put to put the place in which the warts are into a barrel of wet potatoe spray and then the warts will be gone.
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water which had been left on limestone for some days.
Another cure for warts is to scrape the tops of them with a blunt knife and then rub castor oil on them.
Boils
A good cure for boils is to mix soap and fine sugar and put it on them.
Another good cure for boils is to rub sulphor ointment of them.
The above information was given to me by
Patrick Brennan, John Brennan, Tubrahan.
Boils
A good cure for boils is to put hot gruel and a cloth so that the gruel won't fall off and it will
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Cures
Burns
A good cure for burns is to place them to the fire and the heat of the fire will kill the pain.
Another good cure for burns is to rub soap and bread soda on immediatly after been burned.
The above information was given to me by : James Mc Donnel.
Corns.
A good cure for corns is to rub unsalted hog-lard of them.
The above information was given to me by Michael Murphy.
Warts.
A good cure for warts is to dip them into
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a slate.
John Byrne, Knock.
Told by Michael Mulligan, Wingfield. Age 65 years
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sick, and he had to remain in bed the following day. After a few days he felt his leg very bad. He went to Cork with it, and no cure could be had. His own shin bone got bad and he died.
Long ago the cure the people had for a bleeding nose was to put a heavy key on the back of the person, between the shoulders. This cure is still in use, because the blood that comes from the nose, comes from the lungs.
About forty years ago a ship got wrecked outside the harbours' mouth. There were sheep and horses and hay in the ship. The sailors threw everything overboard and gave permission to everybody to take them. No sooner were the sheep in the water than they were taken into boats.
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Shingles
1) Paint shingles with the blood of a black animal (cat, dog, cow etc..) Mr. W. Beattie. Lucan heard in Co. Wicklow 30 years ago)