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Christopher Creagh, Grogan, Martin Hyland, Millquarter and Tim Horan the Square Rathdowney, were all basketmakers. It is abut 60 years ago that some of these men made baskets. Edward Bergin who resided in Clonmeen, was a famous basket-maker, He was able to make twelve baskets in one day. It was by this trade that he earned his living.
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2019-06-17 22:34
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There was an old man named Joe Hoone who was a great thatcher, this man lived in Harristown. He never used sallies when thatching, which were the usual things, but he sewed the thatch with a needle made for the purpose. His thatching lasted for years. Robert Shea Galmoy thatched all the farmers houses in this locality. He was an excellent thatcher, and the housed he thatched did not need to be done again for many years. Two years before he died he thatched Mr Tim McMahons house in Steepleview. The thatcher is dead nearly twenty years, and the roof he thatched has not been interfered with, and has not leaked. Joseph Hynes Harristown was a great thatcher, and so was John Kelly, Kylemlawn. These men did nearly all the thatching of this district.
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2019-06-17 22:29
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Mrs Fogarty who lived in Galmoy, deemed to have been the only person in this parish who has the art of candle making.She had been compelled to leave her lands in Tullaroan and she brought her industry with her to Tullavolty. She made candles for the needs of her household. A pot of fat or grease was boiled and the wick was fixed in a mould. The boiling liquid was poured in, and after some time it cooled. The candle was then left aside to get hard. Lines of them were often hung from the rafters on the ceiling. Mrs Carroll, Grogan, was known to make rush lights, which were the candles of those days about 1870. The rushlights were made by bringing in rushes, peeling them and dipping them in melted fat. In the district of Rathdowney long ago, families used to make their own candles by melting suet, leaving it to set for half an hour, and then rolling it into the shape of a candle, a piece of wick was put through the centre of the candle, this was commonly known as dip candle. Mrs Fogarty who resided in Tullavolty made candles by mixing beef of the sheep and fat beef together. Rushes were dipped in this grease and twisted. An ink bottle served as a candle stick.
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2019-06-16 21:58
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One day Larry Hynes was visiting a house in Garron. He was sitting at the edge of a stool and the priest who was also present was passing into the parlour for tea and larry had his foot out. The priest walked on his foot. Oh? said he I'm sorry larry I walked on your foot. Ah says Larry its alright father I always walk on my feet.
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2019-06-16 21:55
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A neighbouring man named Daniel Torphey had crows damaging his crops and Martin Dunne another neighbouring man gave him the tip to put an umbrella standing in the field. So the next morning was Sunday and was very wet. Daniel was going to Mass and he saw all the crows trying to get in under the umbrella out of the rain.
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2019-06-16 21:53
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What stick does not grow in the wood.
A candlestick.
What is most like a half moon
The other half.
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2019-06-16 21:52
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Mrs Wheeler Grogan is said to have made the following riddles about twenty five years ago.
Riddle me riddle me ri mó Rú
My father gave me some seed to sow
When the seed began to grow
Like a garden full of snow
When the snow began to melt
When the ship began to sail
Like a bird without a tail
When the bird began to fly
Like an eagle in the sky
When the sky began to fall
Lord have mercy on us all
Answer; The end of the world.
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2019-06-16 21:49
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Jack; What way was the fair
Tom; It was good.
Jack; What was were calves going
Tom; Up and down the town all day.
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2019-06-16 21:48
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and produced a consertina to accompany the hymn.
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2019-06-16 21:47
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Most Rev Dr Brownrigg Bishop of Ossory to tell that he was confirming in a parish when the old School master came up and asked His Lordship if he would like to hear a hymn. On being told that he would the Master went to the Confession Box
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2019-06-16 21:45
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Jack Hooley was going to town one day and there was a swanky tailor who had a swallow tailed coat and the wind was blowing it Jim Connor told him to put stones in it to keep it down. Hooley told the swank to stay where he was and then went and told the Sergeant that there was a fellow following him with stones and the Sergeant arrested the tailor.
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2019-06-16 21:42
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One day Jack Hooley was in a house and the woman of the house was making tea for him. When she went to pour it out it would not come. Ah Jack what's wrong with the tea it won't come out." Ah" you know man anything that's wake (weak) can't travel.
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2019-06-14 21:26
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for his own pint I've only the price of my own said Mick.
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2019-06-14 21:25
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One day a man by the name of Mick Ganour of Rathdowney took the pledge from a priest. The same day the priest was coming down the street and he saw Mick going into a Public House and he called him. Where are you going Mick said he.Into have a pint Father, I thought you took the pledge said the priest. Ah I did Father but I broke it again. Well now said the priest don't you know very well that when you're going into that Public House that the devil is going with you. Ah well if he is Father he can pay
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2019-06-14 21:21
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him, The priests overtook Jack and said to him. "Hello Jack" where are you going now? An I'm going into the town said Jack. Your'e looking very downhearted said one of the priests. An I am Father said he I haven't a penny in by pocket. One of the Priests called him over and gave him one shilling and Jack said "God bless you Father". Then the other priest said "here Jack I won't be worse than my friend" God almighty Bless you" said. Now said the priests what's the difference between "God Bless you" and "God almighty Bless you" Sixpence replied Jack.
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2019-06-14 21:16
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Another day Jack Hooley was going into the town of Thurles and two priests were behind
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2019-06-14 21:16
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Some years ago there lived in Rahtdowney a man the name of Conn Cahill who was a contractor. It happened that he was building houses up in Tipperary, and he had a man by the name of Jack Hooley working with him. There was a warrant out for Hooley's arrest. One day he was working on the top of the houses when he saw the Policemen coming. He got down from the building and asked Mr, Cahill for a loan of his hat, coat, watch and chain, and Mr Cahill did so. When the Policemen came up they walked over to Hooley, but of course they did not recognise him and said are you the contractor. Oh yes I am said Hooley. Have you any man by the name of Hooley working with you said the Policemen. "Oh " he was here a week ago but hie is gone now, replied Hooley. That's alright then said the Policemen who started to go. "Wait" said Hooley and I'll go down a bit of the road with you. When they came to the cross road the Policemen went off one way and Hooley went the other way with Mr Cahill's clothes on him and he was never seen after.
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2019-06-11 21:50
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Robert Shea, Galmoy was in the habit of drinking to excess, and never paid his dues to the Priest. Fr Grace C,C threatened him and said "now Robert if you do not take the pledge and pay your dues I will turn you into a goat." "Faith then take care Father" said Robert "for if you do I'll jump over your garden wall and eat all your cabbage. "
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2019-06-11 21:10
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whom he asked "had he any trouble". The man started telling him his troubles and by the time he was finished the millionaire was very frightened, He walked on and met several people to whom he asked the same question but all in vain. At last he came to a man who was breaking stones, when he put the question to him the stone breaker replied he was earning a good wage and was quite happy he said he had not a care in the world. The millionaire then asked him for his shirt for a week. Leaving down his hammer he replied "begor sir I haven't one".
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2019-06-11 21:06
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A millionaire who was recommended to wear the shirt of a happy man , at once set sail for Ireland hoping to find one there, He walked out a country road and first met a respectable young man
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2019-06-11 21:04
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that he was going to fly up to heaven from the Square on a certain day when the Angelus bell rang. The news of his supposed ascension spread rapidly through out the county and when the appointed day arrived the Square was unapproachable with the huge crowds that waited to see him ascend. Daniel Dowling stood in the middle of the Square quite unconcerned and suddenly the Angelus rang. The people all looked up with great excitement but when the Angelus stopped your man was still standing in the middle of the Square and would be still if he had waited there.
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2019-06-10 20:55
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About sixty years ago there was a man named Daniel Dowling who lived in Clonmeen and who was noted for his piety. He was at Mass and Communion every morning. One day he announced
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2019-06-10 20:54
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3; One day as Patrick Goulding of Glosha, was driving a donkey to town, he met a sergeant. The sergeant said to him sternly "I'll have to summon you for working that donkey in such an unfit state". "But he is not lame"said Pat. "Then why does he walk on his tip toes" asked the sergeant. "Well you see he is a bit proud and the roads are so dirty, he wants to keep his tail from touching the ground.
4; A mistress hired a girl to work one day, when asked for a reference, the girl replied she had none, but she would tell what she was able to do. She got up at four o'clock, lit the fire, got the breakfast and had the beds made before they were up.
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2019-06-08 23:50
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John to stab the "Ghost". John rising his hat and bending his knee said "Satan I renounce thee" then throwing the fork hit the goat. The goat letting on outlandish roar brought John to his senses he discovered it was his own goat he had stabbed. He ran home to tell his wife and bursting in said "By the Miclo man Mag I am after killing our goat". Thinking he was crazy she looked out to see if there was any one was coming then saw all the "curdeacers" (visitors) laughing she started to beat him with a beesam. Then he was trying to get out for the police and she asked (Him) the crowd to bring him back. The "curdeacers" repaid her for the loss of goat and as usual went to the "Pub" for a drink.
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2019-06-08 23:44
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My uncle told me he once was going to a Fair in Carlow. On the way he stopped at a friends house in Toulerton. After tea the man of the house suggested going down to Donnelly's in Killeshin for a game of cards. After playing for and hour or two,old Mr Donnellys rushed in saying "Ternal Ternal Boys I'm after seeing a ghost". "Oh where" said all the crowd. "Down in my garden", "Come on down and see it,Bring that pitch fork in case of necessity", On arrival a goat was to be seen standing under the shade of a blackthorn bush. As the moon was shining brightly the shadow of the goat might have frightened a man with weak nerves. All the crowd shouted at
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2019-06-08 23:39
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seen one either) "Well indeed" she says if that's the one his after he can have her.
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2019-06-08 23:37
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There was once a Gentleman who lived in Dublin and he went on a visit to the West of Ireland. While here he met up with an old man who entertained him and was so kind to him that he decided to take him on a visit to Dublin. Now this old man was very backward and everything he saw in the city was very strange to him. One day they were in a Hotel the old man saw a little mirror hanging on the wall (of course he had never seen a mirror before). He went over and looked at it, and "Oh" says he "there's my poor ould Father, God be good to him". The gentleman was looking on all the time so he bought the mirror and gave it to the old man who was delighted with it. When the old man returned home he used to go into a corner and look at the mirror, he did not want to let his wife see it and every time he looked at it he said the same thing. His wife was always wondering what it was and one day the man was sleeping at the fire she stole over and took out the mirror and looked at it, (she had never
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2019-06-07 23:49
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neighbouring boys dressed up as "Strawboys" went to the boys house unexpectedly and sang. It was a custom after the marriage to have a feast. A fiddler was engaged to play. All the neighbours and relations got a special invitation to the feast. The dance was held in the barn and it continued all night. A certain amount of money which was given to the fiddler. The bride and bridegroom travelled on a sidecar. The Bride did not go home for a month after being married. If she did she believed she would be unlucky. Some people believe if a person were bridesmaid three times in one year, she'd never be married herself.
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2019-06-07 23:44
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A person used to go round the district making matches. He was called a matchmaker, He used to go the farmer houses. If there were boys eligible for marriage he would tell them about girls whom he thought suitable. Then the boy and his father went to the girls house to settle about the fortune. The girls father went to the boys house and if it was worth the fortune they were married.The marriages took place in the Parish Church at about two o clock. The bride wore a long silk gown and a wide silk hat.After the marriage rice was thrown at the Bride and Bridegroom and an old shoe or boot was tied to the end of the car. A few
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2019-06-07 23:40
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pair were cheered and wished all sorts of good luck. The home-coming was a great event. A bonfire was lighted and the horse drawing the car was un-harnessed and five or six men drew the carriage. The bride did not think it lucky to visit her parent's home until the month Sunday. This was a month after the marriage. A reception was held at the home.
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2019-06-07 23:38
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After the ceremony the bride returned to her own home and the bridegroom to his. After a month had elapsed the hawling home took place.This meant that the girl was to take up residence in her new home. Accompanied by his friends the man went for his wife. Her friends went with her in a covered car to her new dwelling and a great feast was held. The guests danced in a barn and the fiddler was a very important person. A collection was made for the musician, and the poor of the district. Abundance of whiskey made everyone merry.
There was a wedding in the afternoon in this parish about forty years ago, and the guests got so badly under the influence of drink, that it ended marriages in the day time. Since that they are celebrated after morning mass. After the celebration, a wedding breakfast was given at the bride's home. During the day there was dancing and singing and in the night straw boys visited the house. They were masked and had bundles of straw tied round their bodies. They were treated with hospitality and given food and drink. After some years newly weds went on their honeymoon. Side cars were the means of conveyance. Old shoes and a horse-shoe were tied on the back of the car, and the wedded
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2019-06-05 15:52
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Shrove was considered the proper time in which to celebrate marriage. The Shrovetide was from Januarey until Shrove Tuesday. The fair of Rathdowney on the 28th of January was the all important day for match-making. The parents of the boy and girl met and the bargain was made. Money was given as a dowry. No one got married during the month of May, Brides-to-be were told "marry in may and you'll rue the day". Mrs Loughman, Galmoy, was married in May 1888 and she told me she never regretted the day. The marriages took place about 4 pm. The bride was attired in a gown of silk with a large silk shawl thrown carelessly over her shoulders and fastened with a brooch. She also wore something old and something new, something borrowed and something blue. In the church, two collections were made one for the priest and the other for the sacristan. The bridegroom gave a silver coin to his bride and she usually kept it to bring her prosperity.
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2019-06-04 23:39
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was held and if they were not asked in to dance and have refreshments they would raise a great commotion.
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2019-06-04 23:38
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The customs of Irish weddings in by-gone days were very different to the weddings we see now a days. Even very young brides wore shawls and large handkerchiefs on their heads. A wedding could take place any part of the day up to eight and nine o'clock in the evenings. It was the customs to drive to church on side cars. There would be several of these cars seen jogging along the country roads. with four or five people seated on each vehicle. The bride and bridegroom were sometimes conveyed in a cover car drawn by one or two horses. After the weddings it was customary to go for nine or ten miles of a drive they used to put up at a hotel and hold a dance till evening, and have refreshments they would then return home very merry and hold an all night dance in the brides home. On the night of the wedding the "straw boys" could be heard blowing horns which were made from bottles by knocking the ends of the bottles out. They would also go to the house where the wedding
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2019-06-04 23:31
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Says James Phelan. "Oh" "She might never do worse"says her father. Well here "barmaid bring another half one" "Hey boys, here's success to the undertaking". "Willie how much money would you be expecting".You know "times are scarce and money is bad, I will give you £70." Oh "as far as I know" says James Phelan "Willie won't marry less than £100" Ah; I could not give her that nor to none of my daughters would I. Willie says he would marry no girl for that. "Maybe you would make it £80." "I will ". But you will have to give me eight pigs into the bargain, "No, I will not" I'll give you two pigs, £80 and my daughter, and not a farthing more will you get". "Oh" I wonder should I," pondered Willie, " ah I will I'll marry her Mister Cahill. All was settled the marriage was fixed for the following month and great were the celebrations.
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2019-05-31 22:03
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My uncle told me that the heard his father speaking of a match which took place in his own public house in The Square Rathdowney. Willie Ryan Ballagh wanted a wife James Phelan "The Curraghs" introduced a match between Ryan and a Julia Cahill Derryfore. The parents were to meet in the local "pub" on the fair day in Rathdowney. "Mr Cahill" you know that Ryan has a nice little farm what would you think of giving him Julia for a "Wife"
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2019-05-31 21:58
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a meeting of the parties. These meetings generally took place in a public house in the market town and great was the discussion as to the fortune or other consideration which the bride would bring to the intended. These discussions usually ended in compromise when a bottle of Whiskey was produced and a match of satisfaction was made.
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2019-05-31 21:56
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In olden times local marriages were arranged by negotiation. In every locality there was what was known as a "Matchmaker" who acted as a go between for the parties. The Matchmaker had an extensive knowledge of all the boys and girls in his locality which included a big reed. He knew each family, its circumstance, friends and connections, and he proposed some of the marriages sometimes he was approached by one of the interested parties. Having a keen mind combined with a great knowledge of human nature he was generally successful in arranging
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2019-05-30 23:19
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and bridegroom. At the "hauling home" the men rode on horseback and nearing the home they raced against each other as it was the custom that who ever reached the home first would get a jar of whiskey. The bridal pair journeyed home on a side car.
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2019-05-30 23:17
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carried on in this district and where there was a hard or cranky old man or woman the people generally took with them a bottle of wine or whiskey. Money was nearly always given as a dowry and where the pair were rich stock and goods were given in exchange. In most cases a cow or two had to be given with the fortune. This is said to bring the newly married pair luck. About forty or fifty years the wedding ceremoney took place in the house and no Nuptial Mass was celebrated then. Great preparations were made in the Bride's home for the wedding day. On this day the "Strawboys" used to attend and they were dressed in grey plaid skirts and red jackets. These were not invited and then they were not supposed to take minerals of any kind. They were only to dance and to play and to entertain the people. After the wedding showers of rice used to be thrown at the bride
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2019-05-30 23:10
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The people of this district do not like getting married in May,August and October for those months are said to be unlucky. A great number of people wish to get married on Shrove Tuesday. Much Matchmaking was
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2019-05-30 23:08
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Rag weed a common plant called "Yellow Boy" was used as a healing for Sore throat.
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2019-05-30 23:08
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Mullein known as the Hagtaper was highly valued for chest trouble.
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2019-05-30 23:07
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Marigolds steeped in vinegar and rubbed well on teeth and gums was a sovereign remedy against tooth ache.
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2019-05-30 23:06
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Rue and garlic boiled together with treacle and pewter filings and given to patient before breaking his fast was a great cure for the bite of the dog.
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2019-05-29 22:41
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A Whitlow dipped in water potatoes were boiled in was counted good.
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2019-05-29 22:41
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A bundle of mint tied around the wrist preserved the wearer from infection.
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2019-05-29 22:40
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Speed weed was largely used for Gout in olden days.
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2019-05-29 22:39
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1; There is a little plant called Bog-lane which is to be found in bogs, when it is boiled and the liquid drunk it purifies the blood.
2; Another remedy for the same trouble is a shrub called Broom which is used in the same way.
3; A form of tea made from herb called Agamomy is very good also.
4; Unsalted butter is an old cure for drying up running sores.
5; The best cure for any irritation of scalp is to make strong tea from figs.
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2019-05-29 22:35
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A good cure for Bunions is an Onion dripped in Salt and apply to it
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2019-05-29 22:34
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1l One good cure for consumption is Spanish onions stewed in milk. Dandelion leaves either boiled or eaten raw were also taken. Another cure for consumption was to tale six or eight snails,put them in a box with a little oatmeal, by crawling over it they will rid themselves of slime. Have half a pint of barley water that you have previously strained, boiling very fast, drop the snails into it. Simmer for one hour and put in a cup. Add a teaspoonful to each glass of liquid the patient drinks.
2; Cough or Asthma, Ivy leaves boiled with sugar sufficent to make a syrup. Scalded buttermilk with butter and oatmeal added.
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2019-05-29 22:29
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A bowl of senna leaves was always near the fire. If children became ill water was put on the leaves and the dose was prepared. It was made like tea, milk and sugar were added.
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2019-05-28 21:13
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1; Ring-worms were also cured by a fasting spit for nine mornings.
2; They were also cured by looking through a wedding ring at the ring-worm and saying a certain prayer.
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2019-05-28 21:12
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1; The ashes of leather and the ashes of burned oats mixed with lard was a cure for wild-fire.
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2019-05-28 21:11
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1;A damp lump of washing soda was rubbed on a ring-worm in order to kill it.
2; Ring-Worms were also cured by rubbing tobacco-ash into the ring,
3; A cure for ring-worms was to write your name around them in ink.
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2019-05-28 21:08
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Miss Margaret Bray a native of Borahan has a very good cure for wild fire. She says some prescribed prayer's and sprinkles water all over the sufferer. The water that remains in the vessel, she puts in the fire and says three times "I am sure water quenches fire". "I know water quenches fire and I am certain water quenches fire". This is certainly a good cure as my brother Eamon Costigan was cured in 1929 when he went under this process for three mornings.
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2019-05-28 21:04
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For ringworm an ancient cure was to get a drop of blood of amy person named "Keogh" and rub it on the sore.
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2019-05-28 21:03
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There is a rash called "wild fire" and if this forms an unbroken circle round the body it is said death is certain. To prevent this two people necessarily Cahills by name pricked their fingers or any other part of their bodies. The blood was mixed and put on the rash which was in due time cured. I know a lady, Miss Annie Grattan, Galway who was thus cured.
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2019-05-28 21:00
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1; For chilblains a hazel rod was reddened in the fire. It was then taken out and the person ran his foot swiftly over it.
2; Paraffin oil mixed with salt was also used.
3; Chilblains may also be cured by mixing vinegar and mustard and rubbing it on them.
4; Another cure is to dip them in hot and cold water alternately for a considerable length of time.
5; Unsalted butter is another cure. Boiled carrots and pigs lard.
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2019-05-28 20:57
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1;The best cure for burns is an ointment made when linseed,oil.lard and some other ingredients are boiled and rubbed on the burn.
2; Butter when heated to the fire and applied when hot will draw out the burn thereby curing it.
3; A roasted cabbage leaf is a cure for burns when applied in time.
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2019-05-27 20:56
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If swellings are stuped with Marsh Mallow this herb keeps sown inflamation.
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2019-05-27 20:55
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1; To cure a bad cold and cough take black-currant tea hot going to bed, this will induce a profuse pespiration that will complete the cure.
2; Another cure for a cough is the following take one turnip and one pound of brown sugar, put both to steep. Drink three times a day the juice, this will be followed by a cure in short time.
3; The juice of red cabbage mixed with honey is and excellent cure for lung trouble.
4; Scalded buttermilk and sugar is a good cure for coughs and colds.
5; Flax seed when boiled is an excellent cure for a bad cough when taken regularly.
6; For whooping cough the best cure is to give a loaf of bread to a donkey and whatever crumbs the donkey leaves, boil them in new milk and give to the patient. Some people say that by passing the victim under the donkey cures the cough
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2019-05-26 18:48
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A decoction of nettles gathered in a churchyard was a remedy for Dropsy.
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2019-05-26 18:47
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Boil a quart of new milk down to a pint on dock leaves, strain off and drink the milk this is an excellent cure.
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2019-05-26 18:46
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1; For Rheumatism the local cure is to rub well with goose-grease or boiled celery seed plastered on.
2; To carry a potato regularly in the pocket is a good cure for rheumatism.
3; An ointment made from the water in which nettles have been boiled is a sure cure for rheumatism.
4; Whiskey mixed with paraffin oil is a noted cure for Rheumatism.
5; Milk of Dandelion is an old cure for Rheumatism also.
6 Goose- grease well rubbed in to the skin is also a cure for Rheumatism.
Flaggers were boiled and taken for sciatica.
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2019-05-26 18:42
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The best known cure for gall-stones is regularly doses of Olive Oil.
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2019-05-26 18:41
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A cure will follow if the patient goes to a pump and pumps the spring water down on the ankle.
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2019-05-26 18:41
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1; For Boils Burgundy pitch was heated in a pot. When it was in a liquid state it was spread on a piece of corderoy and this was applied to the boil.
2; Brown sugar and brown soap mixed together and rubbed on boils was a very good cure.
3; Linseed meal and turpentine was also a very good cure.
4; Steeped bian was also another good cure.
5; Boils and abcessess are cured when a slice of fig has been boiled in milk and laid on the sore.
6; Nettle water when applied cold to boils will be followed my a cure.
7; Heated wax rubbed on boils is followed by a cure.
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2019-05-26 15:28
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A boy who never saw his father is believed to have power to heal "thrush" in a baby's mouth by blowing into it.
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2019-05-26 15:27
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1; Roasted salt in stocking tied around the throat is the best cure for a sore throat or a more common one is to gargle with salt and water. Flax seed was and is still used for sore throat. The seeds was boiled and the water in which it was boiled was taken.
2; Dandeloin was greatly recommended for a sore throat in olden times. A dandelion leaf was boiled in water together with the juice of a lemon, then they strained the mixture and took it as a cure for sore throat and jaundice.
3; The juice of red cabbage mixed with honey is a wonderful cure and soother for sore throat.
4; Thyme tea and a cloth dipped in infusion of sage is a cure for sore throat, that is while applies to the throat hot.
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2019-05-26 15:21
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1; A person with a sore eye washed it night and morning with cold tea. Clay was steeped in buttermilk. This was allowed to settle and was then applied to the eye. For a stye the eye was pricked with a gooseberry thorn. A stye may also be removed by looking through a gold ring at a green leaf and making the Sign of the Cross with the ring over the eye for three mornings in succession. Of this cure I have had experience myself on several occasions.
2; A cure for a sore eyes is clay which was steeped in buttermilk applied to them.
3; A tea made from oaten meal is also a very good cure for sore eyes, when bathed frequently with it.
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2019-05-26 15:15
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There was no such thing as paraffin in those days so "dipped" rushes were used through out the whole year. The rushes were got on the river-bank. A large pot of lard or grease was prepared and the rushes were dipped in it. After this they were left to dry and instead of a candlestick, and ink-bottle or jar was used.
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2019-05-26 15:13
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up on the wall as the dwelling houses were very small then. The drinking utensils were earthenware mugs or big pint tins.
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2019-05-26 15:11
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He said when they got up in the morning their first meal was yellow meal porridge with a great amount of milk. They did not get their next meal which consisted of potatoes and salt till sunset. The people at that time would not dream of using meat or fish only on very state days such as Christmas Day or Easter Sunday or any noted holiday of the year. On those days they generally had a roasted hen and this custom still prevails. During Lent there were three "Black Fast Days" and meat,milk,butter, and eggs were forbidden on those days. Ash Wednesday, Spy Wednesday and Good Friday. This man also said that often he went to school hungry on these days. In those years when the people had the potatoes boiled and ready to eat them, they placed the potatoes into a basket and put it in the centre of the floor and all sat around them on the floor. Any houses where there was a table to be had it was generally hung
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2019-05-24 23:42
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Richard Hoholan who is abut seventy years and resides in Kylemelawn told me there was scarcely any tea used about hundred years ago or even when he was a small boy going to school. Anyone who drank tea them was regarded as a wealthy person.
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2019-05-24 23:40
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For vegetables they used cabbage and in the Spring they said that a disease used spread among the people and as a cure they boiled young nettles and dressed it as they dress cabbage.
When flailing or threshing the corn they used to boil a pot of potatoes and a skillet or small pot of eggs an when they were finished a table was put across the floor and a cloth spread across in a ridge along the table and the eggs spread along at each side of the potatoes and a bowl of salt and butter-milk. On Sunday they would have wheaten-bread and hot milk for supper.
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2019-05-24 23:36
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11.30 to 12.30 o clock, there was a place on the farm called "Bothy" where the mid-day meal of porridge again was cooked and eaten, Then at night when they went home they consumed some porridge and butter-milk. Christmas and Easter were eagerly looked forward to, as the mid-day meal on these feasts consisted of meat which was a regular treat in those days. I often heard my Grandmother say that the rosy cheeks of the people in those days could be bled with a straw. The beds consisted of settle beds these beds were used a seats in the day time, and they were let down for beds at night time. There were no cups and saucers in these days. Mugs and bowls wooden spoons, platters and wooden vessels were used instead of china. When tea came into force first, it was a treat to get it at Christmas and Easter.
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2019-05-22 22:30
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My Grandmother Mrs McDonald of Pound Street, told me there was no such thing as a week of working hours, when she was a little girl. People worked from daylight till dark. In big gentlemen's houses, the steward who hired the men and women gave them wages every week. These wages consisted of six shillings and a certain amount of oatmeal and potatoes. My Grandmother's father was a steward on a big farm in the county Kildare and their method of working was to be on the sod at 7 am with their breakfast of porridge down. At dinner time which was from
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2019-05-22 22:24
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When, after some time bread was baked, cakes were made of oatmeal mixed with water and baked on a griddle. The griddle was a flat piece of iron with two handles. The bread was terrible hard but it seems to have served their teeth for out ancestors took sets of beautiful sound white teeth to the grave.Mrs Loughman told me also that she knew a woman who broke stones and her wages for this was four pence a day. With this she bought Indian meal.
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2019-05-22 22:19
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We are not surprised to see that the blight on the potato crop in 1846 and 1847 meant famine when we are told that the potato was the principal food used my the people. Mrs Loughman, Galmoy, aged 87 told me that potatoes were used at two of the three meals taken daily. Breakfast at eight o clock consisted f potatoes, salt and milk. The milk was usually sour. Porridge made from Indian meal and not very skilfully cooked, was used for dinner. Potatoes were again used for supper. Only old people were allowed to have tea, and if any member was given a cup of tea on Sunday morning he was highly honoured. Before cups became common, earthen ware vessels called noggins were used. Wooden dishes made by a turner in a lead were also used. Porridge was served on pewter plates and wooden spoons were used. The pewters were a dull leaden colour and were very heavy. My uncle residing in Tullavolty, has fourteen pewter plates and a teapot of the same metal in his possession. If they are not valuable they are at least rare and ancient. The tables were sometimes made like an armchair, when they were not in use.They could be folded up with the table itself as the back of the chair.
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2019-05-20 22:10
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victim to the savage English Yeomen. The ruins of St Kieran's Church are about ten yards from the bush. Long ago when a funeral procession passed by, the driver of the hearse halted and the De Profundis was said. The district around the church is called "Teampal Geal". At the monument Bush the De Profundis was also said. This bush grew by the roadside about a quarter of a mile from the mass bush.
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2019-05-20 22:08
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Mr Fennelly, Galway who is seventy three years of age told me that there is a Mass-bush by the roadside in Moneynamuck. I went to see it and it is opposite Miss Mary Grattan's cottage. It is a whitethorn bush and seems to be a hundred years old. About four feet from the ground there is a flat portion in the trunk and this is said to have served as an altar. Mass was said there while the worshippers knelt in silent adoration on the cold rough road. On a hill a short distance away a scout kept watch while the Priest in imminent peril fulfilled the duties of his holy state. There is neither story or historic spot to tell us that a Catholic Priest was ever betrayed there or fell a
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2019-05-17 17:34
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old church in Coolkerry Graveyard which is situated about a mile outside Rathdowney and there is in it also the mouth of a cave which is said to go some distance underground. In the Penal Days mass was celebrated in this church and whenever there was any danger they used to run into the cave for safety. All this was told to me by an old man named Micheal Rooney aged seventy eight.
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me she remembered those people and they were always called "Harveys no Ceann" meaning head of a priest. Later one of these became a fervent Catholic and Mr. Tim Nolan is a descendant.
3; There is a place called the Garrison in the Square in Rathdowney now owned by Mr Dunne and in the Penal Days whenever a priest was killed his head was put on the Garrison Gate to be exposed to view. Even to the present day whenever this gate is painted not matter what colour it will always turn rusty again.
4; About two miles from Rathdowney there is a place called the Moate situated on the Middlemount Road. In the Penal Days the Priest used to say Mass there because there is a big hollow in the Moate and it was not easy fro them to be seen.Whenever a priest was caught saying Mass here he was hanged on the trees which were all around the Moate. It is said that all these trees withered and even to the present day there is not even one tree growing around it. There is also the ruins of an
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2019-05-17 14:17
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About a half a mile outside Rathdowney there is a place called Knockeil Hill and in the Penal Days the priests used to say Mass there and crowds of people especially the old people were to be seen wending their way to hear Mass in secret there. There is also a stone still in this Hill now owned by Mr. Campion Victualler and it is said that a priest was caught saying Mass and he was killed at this stone and his head hung in the Square Rathdowney. A Protestant woman by the name of Harvey who lived in Pound Street was supposed to have sold the pass or the priests and Mrs. Leahy age eighty six told
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2019-05-15 21:12
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Mr Barber.
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2019-05-15 21:11
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There is a very old circular graveyard on the east side of the town about one mile away. It is beside the river and there are many mounds around it a s if a town stood there long ago. The ruins of the old church still stand in the middle of the graveyard. A man named Mr Young a few years ago discovered an opening in the field outside the graveyard and commenced to excavate it but the owner of the field (Mrs Carroll) stopped him after a short time and closed the opening. Old people had the idea that this was a passage leading to some of the old monasteries in the neighbourhood. They also believed that there is treasure hidden there.
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2019-05-15 21:07
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Joe maher
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2019-05-15 21:06
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My father sows 41/2 acres of potatoes every year. He sows three different kinds. Skerry-Champions up to -dates and Arran-Banner. He sows them in drills of about 30 inches wide. He opens the drills with an iron plough but long ago the people used to open them with a wooden plough. My grandfather told me that he saw one used. When the drills are open he puts manure into the furrows and also artificial manure.Then he places the potatoe seed about twelve inches apart. He also puts some lime on the seed to reserve them from the worms. Then he moulds them and leaves them there to grow.
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2019-05-15 21:01
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walls from stones and mud.
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2019-05-14 21:11
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2019-05-14 21:10
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QUES; There is a man in my field and when I pull his leg his nose bleeds.What is the man?
ANS; A pump.
QUES; What goes up a ladder with its head down?
ANS; A stud in a man's boot.
QUES; Why does a cow look over a ditch?
ANS; Because she cannot look under it.
QUES; Why does a chicken pick a pot?
ANS Because she cannot lick it.
QUES; Why does a hen cross the road?
ANS; To get to the other side.
QUES;What is always over the ground and never touches the ground?
ANS; A pipe in a coal man's pocket.
QUES; What goes up when the rain comes down?
ANS; An umbrella,
QUES; A house full a room full you couldn't catch a spoon full?
ANS;Smoke.
QUES; Black and white and read all over?
ANS; A newspaper.
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2019-05-14 21:00
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Long ago there was no such thing as a doctor like today. There were men there who used to make medicines and they were called quack doctors. When people had an aching tooth they would have to chew a frog's leg to cure it, and sugar and soap were used to cure a bile. Herbs were invented by the old people.It is said that milk which is lift after a ferret cures a whooping cough. When children have the "Thrush" and when a gander breathes into (his) or (her) mouth, it vanishes.
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2019-05-14 20:57
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About 6 years ago there was a big burning in the Ossory Hotel. One of the staff went out to the oil store and he lit a cigarette and threw away the lighting match on the oily floor. The flames started and in a minute it reached the oil tank. With the help of about 50 and the brewery fire engine the fire was got under and the coal shed was burned before they quenched it. There were about £200 damages between oil coal and timber.
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2019-05-13 21:28
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Willie Whelan
Pound St,
Rathdowney,
Leix,
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2019-05-13 21:26
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Many years ago a priest lived Rathdowney named Father Brennan. He had a very big dog and he was very fond of it. One day the dog was rambling around a yard which was owned by William's and they shot him, and they brought him out the country. The priest was very vexed and he said that they would have enough of dogs yet. It is said that when the cows calved the had dog's heads.
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2019-05-13 21:24
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and no stitches?
ANS; A head of cabbage.
QUES; As black as ink as white as milk, and hops on the road like hailstones?
ANS; A magpie.
QUES; As I was going down the street, I met a cart full of fingers and thumbs?
ANS; A cart full of gloves,
QUES; What is half the moon like?
ANS; The other half.
QUES; Why is a watch like a river?
ANS; Because it does not go far without winding.
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2019-05-13 21:20
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QUES; Riddle-me Riddle-me Riddle -me ree
As deep as a house as round as a cup,
And all the King's horsed can not draw it up?
ANS; A well.
QUES; Why does a hen pick a pot?
ANS; Because she can not lick it.
QUES; I went to the wood and got it,
I sat down and looked at it,
The more I looked at it the less I liked it,
And brought it home because I could not help it?
ANS; A thorn.
QUES; Long legs crooked thighs, Little head and no eyes?
ANS; A pair of tongs.
QUES; Patch over patch
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2019-05-13 21:14
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John Kirwin
Donaghmore
Ballybrophy
Leix.
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2019-05-13 21:14
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now.
The pig markets long ago were held on the day before the fair but now they are held on every Monday of each week. It is an old custom when making the bargain to clap each other's hand to finish it. A month before Christmas there are a few important markets held in Rathdowney so that the farmers can dispose fo their fowl.The people generally weighed their pigs the day before the fair on the market scales. The scales are situated in The Square where there was a marked house but it is now in ruins. The price is two or three pence each for weighing them.
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2019-05-13 21:10
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There is a fair held in The Square of Rathdowney every third Tuesday of the month. There are 11 fairs held in Rathdowney and one in Donaghmore on the 12th June. We have a good quality of cattle and the shippers like them well. When people buy cattle and when they are taking them to the station they would have to pay tolls. When the buyers are paying for their cattle it is a customary thing to give a luck penny which is usually about 2/d. The cattle are usually marked with a sissors or with raddle. Long ago November Day was the biggest fair because it was on a Holy Day but now the spring fairs are the best. The fairs long ago were more like Feises and the began swopping things until they began selling and buying cattle as they are
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2019-05-12 21:06
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Willie Whelan
Pound St
Rathdowney
Leix
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2019-05-12 21:05
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About 160 years ago there was a four mill where the brewery now stands and it was owned by Mr White. There was also a nailer's shop in Church Street and it was where Mr O'Brien lives now and the two old Fannings made the nails there. There was also a man living in the Square and he made baskets and his name was Tim Horan. Long ago the people cured their own bacon and it was where Miss Seymour is living but it is all done away with now. Long ago there were twelve coopers in the brewery and they made their own barrels but they only repair them now.
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2019-05-12 21:01
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About a hundred years ago there was no brewery in Rathdowney. There was a flour-mill there instead and it was situated just where the brewery now stands. The mill was owned by a man named Mr White. It was situated just beside a river and the machinery was worked by means of water. After a time an English-man named Perry came and bought the mill and made a brewery out of it when he saw that is was so nicely situated. Story obtained from Mrs Gorman.
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2019-05-12 20:58
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river in the evening is a sign of good weather.
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2019-05-12 20:57
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If the smoke of the chimney goes up straight it is a sign of good weather but if it ways it is a sign of rain. If you see the crows fly high in the evening it is a sign that the next day will be fine. IF the sheep are grazing early in the morning it is a sign of bad weather, but if they are resting it is a sign of good weather. When the new moon "is on its back" it is a sign of rain. If you see a ring around the moon it is a sign of rain. When the cock on the steeple is turned Levally it is a sign of rain because the wind is coming from the south-east. A fog on the
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2019-05-09 21:05
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A rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight. A rainbow in the morning is the shepherd's warning. If a cat sits with her back to the fire it is a sign of rain.
When the river high and if it goes down fast it is a sign of rain and if it goes down slowly it is a sign of fine weather.
When the swallows fly low it is a sign of rain, but when they fly high it is a sign of good weather. If you see two magpies it is a sign of good weather but if you see one it is a sign of rain because one has to keep the nest dry while the other looks for food.
A fog on the mountain is a sign of good weather.
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2019-05-08 23:09
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Ans; A river.
Ques; What goes from house to house and never moves?
Ans; A footpath.
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2019-05-08 23:08
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Ques; How would a man have eggs without hens.
Ans; Rear Ducks.
Ques; When rain comes down what goes up?
Ans; Umbrellas.
Ques; I have three dogs at home, Flip,Flap and Fiddle, Which is the bitche's name, I told you that in the riddle.
Ans; Which.
Ques; Why does anyone go to bed?
Ans; Because the bed will not come to him.
Ques; What is the last thing anyone takes off when getting into bed.
Ans; His feet off the floor.
Ques; What runs without feet?
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2019-05-08 23:04
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William Whelan
Pound St,
Rathdowney
Leix
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2019-05-08 23:04
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Long ago the roofs of the houses were made of sedge, sticks and rushes and they were stuck together with mud. I was up in Mrs Despard's house the other night and there is only one room in it, The floor is made of clay and the fire was on the hearth and they were burning wood and turf. There was a big wide chimney on it and they baked the bread upon a griddle. The bed was in the farthest corner of the kitchen and there is a roof on the top of it and it is made of wood and covered over straw. Long ago the people made their own candles and they were mad of fat and cotton thread.
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2019-05-07 21:59
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One of the most famous runners of my dictrict was a man by the name of Batty Lenard who lives in Uill Street,Rathdowney in the year 1922. He used to compete against a man by the name of John Hennessy from Borris in Ossory at the Spaw in Johnstown. The onlookers always said that Lenard just won the game. Another runner was Tomas Bird who lived in this town. When he was a little boy he lived in Aughmcart about 5 miles from Rathdowney.
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2019-05-07 21:55
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George Bourke
Moore St
Rathdowney
Leix
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2019-05-07 21:55
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PJ Cummins
Chapel St,
Rathdowney
Leix.
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2019-05-07 21:54
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One day about 100 years ago a woman was drawing water from a well in Granstown. A place about 4 miles to the east of Rathdowney. A priest came along and asked her for a drink. She refused so he told her that before that night there would be too much water there. That evening the well overflowed and covered the whole village including the woman who refused the priest the drink. Anyone who goes out in a boat can see the remains of the village under the water.
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2019-05-07 21:47
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About 150 years ago there was an old hedge school in Mrs, Dunphy's field and it is now a sandpit. Gusty Lamb was the man's name that was teaching. He was a student in France and his people were not able to pay for him and he had to come home. He used to teach in the Summer and in the winter he worked with the farmers. Every farmer had to support him with food,clothes and a little money. He taught arithmetic, Latin,Geometery, to the children. They used to write on flat stones. Every boy had to bring him two sods of turf and to pence per week.My father to to this story and he heard it from his grandfather who was 95 years when he died.
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2019-05-07 21:43
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Granstown is about 41/2 miles to the east of Rathdowney. There is a big lake there and there is supposed to be a town under it's waters abut which the following story is told. One night a priest asked a woman for a drink but she refused. The priest said that before that night would be over there would be too much water in the place. That night the water kept rising until it covered the whole town. In the centre of the lake there is a small island and people have tried to reach it but failed because there is a whirl-pool all around it. This story was told to me by Mr,John Bolger of Middlemount, Rathdowney.Leix and he is about 60 years of age.
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2019-05-02 22:31
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street. Most of the protestant graveyards at the present day were once owned by the catholics. Long ago people were buried standing up and facing towards the sun. When an old warrior died long ago the people would throw stones on his grave and these were called cairns.
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2019-05-02 22:28
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There are a good many graveyards around here and nearly all of them are in use except the protestant graveyard in Rathdowney. Graveyards are situated in the following places, Rathdowney, Donaghmore, Errill. Harristown, Coolkerry, and all those are used for burial purposes at the present day.
Long ago both catholics and protestant were buried in the Rathdowney protestant graveyards which is situated at the east end of the street but now the people are buried in the new cemetry and it is situated at the west end of the
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2019-05-02 22:24
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very little only his food,clothes, and very little money. Then abut 90 year ago they built a national school where the B,Y,U.S hall is now and the boys were taught on the bottom floor and the girls on the top. Then in 1902 they built a school on the western end of Rathdowney.
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2019-05-02 22:22
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A long time ago there was an old hedge school on the east end of Rathdowney where Mr Dunphy's sand-pit now stands. Mr Leahy told me that her grandfather went to that school and the man's name that taught it was Gusty Lamb. The children that were going to that school used to sit around their master on stones and do their writing on the ground with a stick. This school was only held in the summer and in winter he used to work for the farmers in the day and teach his children at night and they gave him
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2019-05-02 22:18
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because they thought he had risen from the dead.
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2019-05-02 22:17
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Long ago a man named Jack La lived in Rathdowney. He was a carpenter by trade and he was very fond of jokes. One cold morning he was walking along the road when he met two policemen looking at a dead tramp lying in the ditch. They asked Jack did he know the man and he said "Oh indeed I do that is poor Jack La and the tramp was buried under the name of Jack La. Next day when the neighbours saw Jack they ran away screaming
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2019-05-01 20:58
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binding is put on a big stone and a turf fire is lit around it to bend it as he wants it. The blacksmith requires a lot of tools such as a sledge,hammer, tongs, chisel, rasp, hacksaw, knife, vise and anvil.
A peom.
"The smith a mighty man is he with large and sinewy hands"
The muscles of his brawny arms are as strong as iron bands.
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2019-05-01 20:55
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There is one forge in Donaghmore. It is situated on the of the village on the Glebe road. It is owned by smiths named Brophys and their father before them also owned it. The forge is entered by a door large enough to admit a horse and farm implements. The bellows is in the middle of the floor and it is erected on a stand about three feet high, It is worked by a pole which you pull up and down. The forge is a very useful place as we get the wheels of our carts bound there. This is done in the open air and the
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Mr J, Meehan,
The Square,
Rathdowney,
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An old flour Mill.
Long ago a man by the name of Mr White had a flour mill where the brewery is now situated in Rathdowney. Then he built houses for all the men he had working in the flour mill to live in. Later on a man by the name of Mr Perry came from England and bought the flour mill and made a brewery out of it.Then he employed more men and built more houses and this is how the town started.
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into the air.
The following are some signs if fine weather.
A fog on a mountain in the morning
When people's corns get very sore.
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This is a ryhme which I often heard from old people.
"A rainbow at night is shepherds delight
A rainbow in morning is shepherds warning"
Somtimes a ring appears around the moon and it is said,
"The farther the ring
The farther the rain"
The following are some signs of rain
A cat sitting with his back to the fire.
Crows diving into the trees as if they were dead
Goats coming down from the mountain
Dust of the roads blowing
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people tried to reach it but failed, because there is a whilr-pool all around it.
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About 80 years ago a woman was drawing water from a well called the Manor which is about 41/2 miles east of Rathdowney. A priest asked for a drink. She refused and the priest told her that before night they would have plenty of water. That evening the well overflowed and a torrent of water of water rushed down upon the village which caused a beautiful lake. There is a small island in the middle of it and many
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Story obtained from
Nicholas Byrne
The Square
Rathdowney
Leix.
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About 120 years ago when stealing was a terrible crime in Ireland a man by the name of Mr Watson stole a gun from a house in Levally about 2 miles to the south of Rathdowney. The soldiers captured him and hanged him in The Square a place in the middle of the town. Then they buried him there and the strangest thing of all is that the grave never sank. It is there still and can be seen by all passersby.
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A long time ago a man named Fanning started a nailers shop on the east end of the Square on the north side of the street. They made nails for a long time until thirty years ago they started to make them by machinery. Then Mr Fanning died and Mr J O'Brien bought the shop and built a house there. This story was told to me by a very old woman named Mrs Leahy of the Square Rathdowney who is about 80 years and she remembers them to be
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FOLKLORE;
A rag you will be always in, rags a stick that a man will beat his wife with it or she will beat him. The children have snapapple and other games.
MICHAELMASS DAY;
The old people believe that it is not right to eat blackberries after Michaelmass Day because the fairies do their dirt on them that night.
ST,BRIDGID'S DAY;
St.Bridgid's Day is another festival. When the people are going to bed they put out a scarf or a cloth and St. Bridgid is supposed to bless them and that they will cure ailments such as earaches or toothaches.
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melancholy.
III;
And if you draw it of the best.
I hope in Heaven your soul may rest
And if you draw it of the small
It won't agree with the wren boys at all.
ST,JOHN'S DAY:
St John's Day is another great festival around here. All the boys and men gather turf and logs and light a big fire. All the people sit around it til it dies out.
HOWEES HALLOWEEN'
Halloween is also a great festival and all the boys and girls welcome it. There is a barnbrack and nuts and apples in every house. The brack contains a ring for marriages, a pea for poverty, a bean for riches,
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St, Stephen's Day is a great festival around here. All the boys go from house to house with coloured ribbons tied to a holly bush and a dead wren in the middle. This is the song they sing.
"The wren,the wren the king of all birds
On St, Stephen's Day she was caught in the furze
Although he is little his family is great
I pray you good lady to give us a treat.
II;
My box would speak if it had but a tongue
A penny or two would do it no wrong
Sing holly sing ivy sing ivy sing holly
A drop just to drink would drown
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Many years ago St.Canice had his church is Aghaboe and another in Kilkenny. At that time Aghaboe was a city. When he died the people of Aghaboe wanted to have his body buried in Aghaboe and the people of Kilkenny wanted to have him buried in Kilkenny. After that there was a great battle between the two peoples. When the battle was half over the people saw two coffins instead of one so they agreed to take a coffin each. The marks of the two coffins are in a field owned by Mr, White. It is not known who got the right coffin. It is said that which ever
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Granstown is about 41/2 miles to the east of Rathdowney. There is a big lake there and there is supposed to be a town under its waters about which the following story is told. One night a priest asked a woman for a drink abut she refused. The priest said that before that night would be over there would be two much water in the place. That night the water kept rising until it covered the whole town. In the centre of the lake there is a small island and people have tried to reach it but failed because there is a whirl-pool all around it.
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About a hundred and fifty years ago the system was very different compared with the present time. The only means of light then was a rush candle. Those candles were made of bull rushes. People used to get those rushed in the bog because they grow thicker there then in any other place, In the Autumn time people used to collect as much rushes as would do them for the year. Then they would peel off all the outside part of the rush. Before the rush would be used it would be dipped in dripping and it wold be then ready for use. There was also a special
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About 100 years ago Levally house was searched for arms. A man named Mr.Watson who was one of the raiders was accused of taking a gun. The laws in those days were very severe especially for stealing and he was sentenced to death. The maid of the house tried to save him and said she would have been killed only for him but she did not succeed. The soldiers brought him out and tied him to a cart. Then they beat him with whips and hanged him in The Square Rathdowney. When he was dead they buried him there and threw lime on his body to burn it. The grave was paved with
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There are two tailors in Rathdowney one in the wast end and another in the south. A tailor's implements are, a needle, and iron, an iron,a sewing machine, a scissors, a measuring tape, and an ironing board. Long ago the tailors used to travel from house to house instead of making clothes in their own houses.
Long ago the people used to grow fox around hear and my father told me that his grandfather grew some of it.Then they would make linen out of it and make shirts and table clothes and other things out of the linen.
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There are eleven fairs held in Rathdowney every year and one in the village of Donaghmore. The fair is held here every third Tuesday of the month.
When the bargain is made the buyer slaps the seller's hand and that seals the bargain. Then the buyer gets back some money which is called the "luck -penny" and according to the price of the beast the "luck-penny" is given. It could be from a threepenny bit up to ten Shillings. Long ago fairs were called "Aonach" because the people gathered together to sing
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My about 4 miles to the south of Rathdowney there is castle called Clonburren abut which the following story is told. One night Strongbow invited the prince of Ossory to a feast in Clonburren castle. He sent a man named Prendergast to invite him. When the prince came he was treated very kindly but Strongbow was planning to kill him. When Prendergast heard of the plot he rushed into the castle and said he would kill the first one that would touch the prince. Then he brought him home to his father who lived in Granstown castle. Granstown is about
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Four lillianders
Four bone standers
Two hooks, two crooks and a whackabout.
Answer; A Cow.
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When was Adam born. A little before eve.
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I; When is a fish pond like a bird cage.
Answer; When there's perch in it.
II; What side of a jug is the handle on.
Answer; The outside.
III; What is it that girls have Women have not. St Luke had it before St,Paul had it behind. The widow Mulldly had three when she married.
Answer; The letter L
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blaim for I have told you already in the beginning of the tale.
Answer; Ann
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20; What word becomes fourteen pounds by adding two letters?
Answer; One stone.
21; What is it that all have but few can hold?
Answer; Their tongue.
22; How does the hoof of a horse differ from the hoof of a bull?
Answer; The horse has a solid hoof but the bull has a cloven hoof.
23; Round the wood and round the wood and hangs on a nail all night?
Answer; A dishcloth.
24; What day of Adams life was the longest?
Answer; When it had not eve.
25; What word of ten letters can be spelt with five?
Answer; Expediency (X P D N C)
26; There was a great king an he built a ship and his beautiful wife lived in it and if you do not know her name it is not me you have to
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Answer; A woman milking a cow.
13; Long legs,short thighs, little head and no eyes?
Answer; A tongs.
14; Why is an aeroplane like a tree?
Answer; One sheds it's leaves and the other leaves it's sheds.
15; What side of an ass would you get down on?
Answer; There is no down on an ass.
16; How many sides has a plum pudding?
Answer;; Two, the outside and the inside.
17;When did beef jump the highest?
Answer; When the cow jumped over the moon
18; My hands are black and my face is white and I am always going day and night?
Answer; A clock.
19; Why is a king like fifteen shillings?
Answer It only needs a crown to become a sovereign.
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man it is ?
Answer; A grave.
V; Londonderry, Cork and Kerry spell me that without a K?
Answer; That.
VI; Why is a girl in a cotton dress like a paper?
Answer; She is in print.
VII; Upstairs and downstairs and lies in the corner all night?
Answer; A brush.
VIII; What is it that asks no questions but requires many answers?
Answer; A door.
IX; what part of a cow goes over the hedge first?
Answer; Her breath.
X;What is the main part of a horse?
Answer; The mane.
XI; As long as I live I eat but when I drink I die.?
Answer;A fire.
XII; Ten drawing four?
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Nuts in May, Nuts in May, we will have (so and so) for Nuts in May on a cold and frosty morning. Then the other side asks, "Who will you send to fetch he away, fetch her away,fetch her away, who will you send to fetch her away on a cold and frosty morning. Then the other side answers by saying that they will send someone off their own side to fetch her away, After that the two children pull and whichever one wins the other child has to go to the winners side. After that the game starts over again.
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Nuts in May is a game. When we are starting to play Nuts in May all the children that are going to play the game separate into two parties an equal number on each side. One side marches up and down until they have their part sung, they sing, "Here we come gathering Nuts in May, Nuts In May,Nuts in May here we come gathering Nuts in May on a cold and frosty morning", Then the other side sings. " Who will you have for your Nuts in May, Nuts in May, Nuts in May who will you have for your Nuts in May on a cold and frosty morning".Then the children that started the game answer by singing that they will have someone for Nuts in May but that person must be off the other side. They sing, "We will have (so and so) for Nuts in May
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I; What goes up and down and never touches sky or ground?
Answer; A handle of a pump.
II; Six tea (sixty) bags were on a shelf one fell down how many were left?
Answer; Five.
III; Twenty sick (six) sheep went out through a gap one died how many came back?
Answer; Nineteen.
IV; Deep it is and damp it is and green upon the bank it is and fit for any
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kettle.
VIV; Why do soldiers feel glad on April the first?
Answer; Because their March of 31 days is over.
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I; Which islands are good to eat?
Answer; Sandwich Islands.
II; What goes under the fire and over the fire but still never touches the fire but still never touches the fire?
Answer; A cake in a baker.
III; What the shyest thing in the world?
Answer; A clock.
IV; Why is the letter G like the first sweet you eat out of a bag?
Answer; Because it makes one gone.
V: A head,a foot and four legs?
Answer; A bed.
VI; A house full, a room full and not a single one in it?
Answer; They were all married.
VII; How long does it take a kettle to boil?
Answer; I to the water boils not the
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He marched them up and
He marched them down and
He marched them back again
When they were up they were up
When they were down they were down
But when they were only halfway up,
They were neither up nor down.
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The girls join hands on one side and the boys on the other, then a boy and girls join hands and march up between the two lines, and then a boy takes the lead of the boys ans girl takes the lead of the girls and then all together the boys and girls march up to the top of the room, then a boy and girl join hands and form a bridge, then all the others couple and go under the bridge and that leaves the two that started at the top, then the two at the bottom do the very same and so the game carries on until the pair that started start again. During all this the following words are sung.
The grand old Duke of York,
He had so many men,
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Cappanare
Camross
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The children all get in a row and one person gives out the colours and two others known as the good angel and the bad angel get out to guess the colours. When all the colours are given out the angels come along to guess. The good angel guessed first and if she guesses the colour which any person has that person must go behind her and so the game goes on and when they have guessed all colours they have to pull against each other.
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This is just like tig only where ever the person is tipped they are to keep their hand there and run at the same time.
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Alf Thompson
Coolrain
Mountrath
Co,Leix.
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All the children are scattered around, and one person goes and tips someone else and then they catch hand and tip someone else who then joins hands with them. This goes on until everybody is in the chain them the last person caught begins the game over again.
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First two are taken out and are to guess something. And the rest get into a line. And the other two join hands. And the line marches under the girls hands until the very last girl and she is asked which would she have of what they had guessed. And then they pull and who ever pulls the best is the winner.
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Mother; What do you want a needle for
Hag; To sew a bag.
Mother; What do you want a bag for
Hag; To carry sand.
Mother; What do you want the sand for
Hag; To sharpen a knife
Mother; What do you want a knife for
Hag; To cut off a chicken head.
Mother; Where will you get them.
Hag Behind your back.
Then the hags runs the chicken and the mother tries to save them. The hag kills them. When the hag has the chickens killed she kills the mother. Then she cooks them and tastes them and eats them.
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One person gets into a corner of the playground and the rest comes and asks the hag what time it is and she tells them. Then they run of and comes back again and asks her what time it is and she tells them. Then they run of again. When they come back the next time she is looking for something.
Mother; What are you looking for
Hag; A Needle
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All the children form in two's and make a ring then two go out into the middle of the ring and one tries to catch the other and if the person that is being chased stands in front of anybody before she sis tipped then the person behind the one she stands in front of runs off. If the person that is being chased is not tipped she can stand in front of anybody before she gets the tig, then the game begins over again.
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How to play hight gates is.
You will get into a big ring. The one will get out.
And tips any one she likes.
Then she will run after her and when she has her caught.
She will get into the ring again.
Then the other one will do the same.
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When we are going to play frog in the middle we all join together to form a ring then one steps into the centre and is blindfolded than the ring goes round and round singing "Frog in the middle,catch all you can, catch all you can, catch all you can, frog in the middle catch all you can", and the person in the middle tries to catch someone and when she has one caught she has to guess their name and if she guesses right, that person has to go in to the middle and the game begins again
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Frog in the middle --- Queenie
Highgates. ---- Football
Lowgates ---- Cricket
Two's and Threes ---- Tennis
Corner's ---- Hurling
Blind man's bluff---- Handball
Jacob and Rachael
Ring a rosy
Colours
Donkey
Old Hag
Oranges and lemons
Nuts in Mary
Grand old Duke of York
Farmer wants a wife
Chain Tig
O'Grady's Drill
Sticky Toffee
Time
A Girl Guide
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Frog in the middle Queenie
Highgates. Football
Lowgates Cricket
Two's and Threes Tennis
Corner's Hurling
Blind man's bluff Handball
Jacob and Rachael
Ring a rosy
Colours
Donkey
Old Hag
Oranges and lemons
Nuts in Mary
Grand old Duke of York
Farmer wants a wife
Chain Tig
O'Grady's Drill
Sticky Toffee
Time
A Girl Guide
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Answer; A priest.
V; What man goes round the world and never goes to sleep?
Answer; The man in the moon.
VI; Under water over water but never tips the water.
Answer; A woman carrying a bucket of water on her head going over a bridge.
VII: What has all eyes and no nose?
Answer; A thimble.
VIII; What is the lightest town in Ireland?
Answer;Cork.
IX; What can you hear and yet not see it;
Answer; Thunder.
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I; What word is it that if you say it you brake it.?
Answer; Silence.
II; As I was going through a guttery gap I met my Uncle Davie. I took off his head and sucked his blood and left him lying easy.
Answer; A bottle of wine.
III; What bee will never sting you?
Answer; The letter B.
IV; Who is it that marries many wives and yet is single all his life.
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charms hers.
IV; Why does a rabbit never go further than the middle of a wood.
Answer; If she went in any further she would be coming out at the other side.
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I; What Co, can you spell back ways and front ways and it will spell the same word.
Answer; Navan.
II; Spell hungery horse with four letters.
Answer; An empty mtgg.
III; What is the difference between a mouse and a laidy.
Answer; A mouse eats cheese and the laidy
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I; Riddle riddle rando my father gave me some seed to sow. The seeds were black and the ground was white riddle me that before to morrow night.
Answer; Ink and note paper.
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I; What is the difference between a school master and a guard.
Answer; Because one minds the trains and the other trains the mind.
II; What is the differences between a ceremony and a farm.
Answer; Because you sit on a farm and stand on a ceremony.
III; Why is a black hen clever than a white hen.
Answer Because a black hen can lay a white egg and a white hen can not lay a black egg.
IV; Why is a mouse like turnips.
Answer; Because cat'll eat it.
V; What insect does the black
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I: As I went out in a gap I met my mother in a red cap red nose timber toes pon my word she would frighten the crows.
Answer; A Gun.
II; Up chip cherry down chip cherry all the men in derry could not climb chip cherry.
Answer; The Sun.
III;What can you hear and can't see.
Answer; The Wind.
IV; Head against tail, tail against ground, riddle me that and I'll give you a pound.
Answer; A women milking a cow.
V; Spell red rogue of Ireland in three letters.
Answer; The fox.
VI: Whats in the ground and not in the sky its in the door and not in the window.
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All the children catch hands in a ring and you blindfold one he is called Jacob then you pick one out of the ring she is called Rachael then when Jacob catches Rachael he has to guess who it is if he does not guess correct he has to stay blindfold until he does but if he guesses who it is that person will have to be blindfold. While they are playing they game, the boy calls "Rachael" and the girl calls "Jacob" and this gives the person that is blindfold an idea of where the other one is.
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Blind man's buff
You put a cloth around your eyes and run and catch somebody. And they will have to put the cloth around their eyes then.
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When we are going to play corners. First all the children gets a corner each and the person who get no corner has to stay in the middle and then the children has to run from one corner to the other and if the person that is in the middle is able to get into another person's corner that person has to get into the middle and that continues all through the play.
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I; What does not move or stir?
Answer; The ground.
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I; Why does a hen pick the pot?
Answer; Because she can not lick it.
II; Why doe a cow look over the ditch?
Answer; Because she can not look under it.
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I; What goes round the world and round the world and leaves a rag in every bush?.
Answer; Snow.
II; What is black and read all over?
Answer; Newspaper.
III; What is in the middle of the world?
Answer; R
IV: What can you hear and can't see?
Answer Wind.
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VIII; What turns without moving?
Answer; Cream turns sour.
VIIII; What is it that walks and never talks?
Answer; Your feet.
What month do people talk least?
Answer; Feburary
VV; Why does a hen pick a pot?
Answer; Because she can't lick it. .
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I; A man went up the road with a hundred patches on his coat. What time was it?
Answer; Time to get a new one.
II: I have a little red cow in the corner, she eats all I give her and drinks no water?
Answer; A fire.
III; What number if finished by adding one letter?
Answer; One - add D and it is done.
IV; Why does mother never make a square plum pudding?
Answer; Because she wants it to go round.
V; How many cows tails would reach the moon?
Answer One if it were long enough.
VI; What is the difference between a lady and a postage stamp?
Answer: One is a female and the other a mail fee.
VII: I have a roomful and I can't catch a spoonful?
Answer; Smoke.
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VI; What is that which few like to see,give away, or help.
Answer; Their bed.
VIII;
What word of five letters becomes smaller if you add two more letters.
Answer; The word "small".
IX; When would you expect to find a ship clean.
Answer; When it leaves The Wash.
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I;
What is the pain of which every one makes light.
Answer; A window pain.
II;
As i was going to St, Ive's,I met a man with seven wives, every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats, every cat had seven hits kits, cats sacks, and wives how many were going to St Ive's.
Answer: One.
III:
Why is the pith of a tree like the tip of a dogs tail.
Answer; Because it is farthest from the bark.
IV:
What is that which every living being has seen and will never see again.
Answer; Yesterday.
V; What is the difference between the North Pole and the South Pole.
Answer; A world of difference.
VI:
In which month do ladies talk least.
Answer; Feb, the shortest.
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The people help one another by sending potato planters to each other. The potatoes are grubbed and mounded and the weeds are taken from the drills. The local people gather help to pick the potatoes. The potatoes are picked by the hands. The potatoes are stored in pits. Only the big potatoes are put in pits. The local names of the potatoes are the Skerries, kerpinks, Eclipses, epicures, Untodates. Golden Glory. Golden Wonder. Leinster Wonder, British Queen, Scottish Triumps, Old Champion, White Elephants, Banners, Arran Victors, Skerry Blues, Sherry Champion, Seots Abundant, Puritans. American Roses. Flounders. Scotch Downs, Irish Queens, Beauty of Hebrew, Ailsa Craig, Spies Abuntants, Shamrocks, Old Champion British Queens, and the leinster
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2019-04-21 21:08
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Potatoes are grown on our farm. One acre and a half are sown each year. The farmer prepares the ground. The ground is not manured in any way before it is turned up. The potatoes are sown in drills. First of all the farmer turn up the sod with a plough, then he puts the manure in the furrow after that he plants the potatoes. he then turns the sod back to fill in the furrow and this is called a drill. A plough is used the most. Wooden ploughs are used. Spades are bought in shops. Potatoes that are used for sowing are sorted and the small ones are separated from the big ones. After that they are cut, each piece must have an eye. Only the nice round potatoes are kept for seed. The local people help one another when sowing the potatoes.
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2019-04-19 23:29
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When you see hail-stones it is a sure sign that you will have frost. When the swallows fly low it is a sign of rain and when they fly high it is a sign of fine weather. When a thing such as a table or a chair makes a creaking noise it is a sign of wet weather. When you hear the train roaring in the west it is a sign of rain. When the mountain seems near you it is a sign of rain.
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2019-04-19 23:26
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If you hear a river that is west of you roaring very loudly, it is a sign that it is soon going to rain. If you see lightening it is a sign of rain.When the fire burns brightly it is a sign of frost. When the cat sits with her back to the fire it is a sign of hard weather. When the cows are cowing loudly it is a sign of rain. When the fog goes up the mountain it is a sign of fine weather. When the smoke goes straight up the chimney it is a sign of fine weather. When the cattle and horses crowd round the gates in the winter it is a sign of snow and they want to get into their houses.When the floor sweats it is a sign of rain. When you see wild geese flying very high up in the sky it is a sign of hard weather.
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2019-04-18 23:30
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air. It is done in the yard. Smiths are looked upon as being very strong. Men gather in on a wet day and tell stories. There was a forge in Crannagh but it is now closed for the reason that the smith died and no body could take his place.
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2019-04-18 23:29
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There are three forges in this parish. The Smiths names are Mr Prescott, Mr Carroll and My Brophy. Mr Carroll and Mr Brophy's people were smiths before them. The forges are all near cross-roads. They all have board roofs. The door has not special shape.There is only one fireplace in the forge. The bellows were not made locally. The implements that the smiths use are a rasp, a sledge, a pinchers, a hammer and a hack saw. The smith shoes horses and asses. The smith does make farm implements he only repairs them. Some of the work is done in the open
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2019-04-18 00:22
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A whistling woman and a crowing hen
Won't have lick till they knows when.
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2019-04-18 00:21
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Long ago the people did not know anything about a hayseed barrow. They used to sow all the hayseed with the hand. The hayseed barrow is a very quick way of sowing hayseed besides the hand. The farmers nowadays would sow about three barrels in a day with the hayseed barrow. It is a very handy way towards the hand.
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2019-04-18 00:18
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his inside pocket and go home. One day when he got paid for the cattle he put the money into his inside pocket or at least he thought he did, but when he came home he had no money so he did not know what happened it. After some time he died, It is said it was from the effects of losing the money that he died.
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2019-04-18 00:16
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Long ago there lived two men in a big house for themselves. There names were James and Patrick Delaney. They were very rich and had plenty of cattle. James was a great man for jobbing and in fairs, He always had plenty of cattle and horses in every fair he went to. When he would get paid for his stock he would put the money into
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2019-04-18 00:14
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He got a drink and he went another bit. He went to go into a house and the animal was able to fill up the gateway. He went on to another house and he got in. The other man followed him and went in also and locked the door. After a while the dog began jumping again the door. The next morning when the people of the house got up they found the dog dead. The man went home then and he was afraid to go out at night ever since.
It was said that before that took place a man told him that dead or alive
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2019-04-18 00:11
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Long ago there lived a man on St,Bladhme. He use to go to a lot of dances. One night he went with one of his friends all across the mountain. They did not stay long at the dance. They both came home together at about twelve o'clock. When he was near home he saw something like a cow with a head as big as its body. It was not long until he was thrown again the road. HE got up again and went another bit. He was flung on the road again.
His friend could see nothing and he told the other man to get a drink
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2019-04-18 00:05
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If a cock crows three times twice after twelve o'clock you should cut the head off him.
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2019-04-18 00:04
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T. Dunnes
Closh
Camross
Leix
Age 72yrs
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2019-04-18 00:03
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IN your journey through life,
Should you need an umbrella,
May it always be carried,
By a handsome young fellow.
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2019-04-18 00:02
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Roses are red
Violets are blue
Honey is sweet
And so are you
Kitty.
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2019-04-18 00:02
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Gold can buy a palace complete in every part
But all the gold in Ireland
Can't buy a faithful heart.
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2019-04-18 00:01
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Unless you've got your pay.
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2019-04-18 00:00
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Work hard and work easy
Work wet and work fine,
Work day and work night,
But don't work on Sunday,
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2019-04-17 23:59
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High mass high money,
Low mass,low money.
No mass no money
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2019-04-17 23:59
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And on Tuesday sailed away
While the Cannons loudly rattle.
And the fifes sweetly play
Ah young man your uneasy as I plainly see.
II;
Ah young man your uneasy for the love of me.
I will free your intentions and I'll set you at ease.
And I'll ramble the wide world with you if you please.
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2019-04-17 23:56
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Patience is a virtue,
Have it for you can
Sometimes in a woman
But never in a man.
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2019-04-17 23:55
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Times may change in many ways,
But one thing will never change,
The memory of the happy days,
I spent in Cappinarrow.
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2019-04-17 23:54
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See Saw Margery Daw
Tommie had got a new master
All he'll get is a penny a day
Because he can't work any faster.
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2019-04-17 23:53
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See saw Margrey Daw
Sold he bed and lay on the straw
Wasn't she a dirty slut
To see he bed and lie in the soot.
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2019-04-16 22:29
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From the north to the south
Sure you nere saw such a mouth
And his Mammy used to feed him with the shovel
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2019-04-16 22:28
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Big Jim from Vinegar Hill
Never worked nor never will
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2019-04-16 22:27
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And from is cloak
Hung three big pins.
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2019-04-16 22:26
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As good a man as you could see
And the prince of Wales
He wanted me to
Go and join the army.
A Hiker came over the Hills one day and
On his boots were three day clay.
He carried in his hand
A bag full of tins
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2019-04-16 22:24
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A year ago I used to be
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2019-04-16 22:24
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Diamonds cut diamond and diamonds cut glass and diamond cut the tail of Scullys brown ass.
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2019-04-16 22:23
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Buried on (thursd) Sunday
So that was the end of Rundy Mundy.
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2019-04-16 22:22
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Rundy Mundy born on Monday
Christened on Tuesday
Married on Wednesday
Sick on Thursday
Worse on Friday
Died on Saturday
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2019-04-16 22:21
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May from sounds of strife nifrain
That when he the shall come
And the peaceful night shall bring
triumph oer foes.
May oer hymn of glory sing
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2019-04-16 22:19
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and they came back home again. They went back again the next night for it and it was changed in to a pot of Ivery buttons.
Taken From
Maureen Kilmartin
The Derries,
Borris-in-Ossory.
Brightly shines the morning star
Pray that god his grace may give
That from sin and danger far.
We the coming day may live
II;
That the tongue by him with hell.
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2019-04-16 22:16
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and they came back home again. They went back again the next night for it and it was changed in to a pot of Ivery buttons
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2019-04-16 22:14
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knew where they went. They left a lot of paper and dirt after them and the people called it a rath.

There was once a pot of gold in Derryduff. It was hid under an Oak tree. Some people found it one night. They said they would steal it the next night. When they went there were people there before them
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2019-04-16 22:12
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knew where they went. They left a lot of paper and dirt after them and the people called it a rath.
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2019-04-16 22:12
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There was a rath in Tuarthan where the fairies lived long ago. They played in the rath every day. Some of the people used t come everyday to watch them playing. The men wore red jackets and the wemon were dressed in white. The wemon came out every day to knit in the ditches and the men stayed inside playing among themselves in the rath. The people around were afraid to go near them. They stayed there for a time and then they went and no one
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2019-04-16 22:08
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Old Solmn Magundy he was born on a Monday,
Christened on a Tuesday,
married on a Wednesday.
Fell sick on a Thursday,
Died on a Friday,
Wakened on a Saturday
Buried on a Sunday and that was the end of old Solmn Magundy.
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2019-04-16 22:06
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on the children.
Taken from
James Lyons
Shrehane.
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2019-04-16 22:05
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There was once a man and his wife who had two children. When their father and mother died, they were left a big lot of money. One day they gave the money to a man to take care of them. So the man took great care of them. After a while another man came. He fought with the other man and tool the money from. He took the children to a wood and left them there. That night the snow fell and the children died. The birds carried leaves and put them
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2019-04-15 21:29
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of the fellow
Marry in Pink,your spirits will sink
Marry in Red, your wish you were dead
Marry in Green It's plain to be seen
Marry in White, you'll be alright.
Marry in the month of May and you will surely rue the day.
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2019-04-15 21:27
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Marry in blue, your wish will come true.
Marry in grey, you'll go far away.
Marry in Brown,you'll live in the town
Marry in Black and you will you were back
Marry in Yellow you're ashamed
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2019-04-15 21:24
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Monday for health
Tues; for wealth
Wed; the best day of all
Thurs; for losses
Fri; for crosses
Sat; no luck at all
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2019-04-15 21:21
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Dear Grandma I hope you are well
I've got a lot of things to tell
Last night I saw the pale blue moon
I hope it will be your birthday soon
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2019-04-15 21:20
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Weeper Weeper Chimney Sweeper
had a wife and couldn't keep her
Had another couldn't love her
Mary Hanlon
Rathvilly
Co,Carlow
cont' from above
Now he is married she swears he won't keep her
And she is still in the arms of The Black Chimney Sweeper.
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2019-04-15 21:15
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One day I met Mary Ann
Tuesday Mary Jane
Wednesday Pretty Miss McCann
Thursday kitty Bale
Friday Biddy Hoptans
Saturday Nelly Small
I stopped at home on Sunday night
In case I'd meet them all.
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2019-04-15 21:13
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All the men and money
Ever was in Adam's race
Wouldn't past a petty ruse
On Colonel's Bruen's face.
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2019-04-14 22:14
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April and May keep far from the sea
June,and July swim until you died.
Taken from Jack Ashe
Camross
Coolrain,
Leix.
Micky Matty had a hen,
She laid eggs for gentlemen,
Sometimes one and Sometimes too,
In Micky Matty's little shoe.
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2019-04-14 22:12
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April and May keep far from the sea
June,and July swim until you died.
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2019-04-14 22:12
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gelly.
Every time it caught a rat. It caught it by the belly.
II;
Cuckoo it April
Cuckoo in May
Cuckoo in June
and the flies away.
III;
The Cuckoo is a pretty bird.
She sings as she flies
She bring us good news
She tells us now lies.
IV;
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2019-04-14 22:09
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Mickey Dooley had a cat. It was fond of
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2019-04-14 22:09
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started at him. He kept it back for a ling time. It was very near eating him. He kept it back until a cart came up the road. he got up in the cart and the dog disappeared off the road.
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2019-04-14 22:07
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One night a man was coming home from Mountrath on his bycicle, When he was just home a big black greyhound
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2019-04-14 22:06
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Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.
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2019-04-14 22:05
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III;
God made the niggers and he made them in the night.
He made them in a hurry,
And forgot to make them right.
IV;
God made the Irish and the Devil made the Dutch,
But who ever made the Coolrainers
Did not know very much.
V;
Jack and Jill went up a hill
To fetch a pail of water
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2019-04-14 22:03
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God made Satan and Satan made sin
God made a hole and drove Satan in.
II;
I married my wife on Monday
I brought her home on Tuesday,
I cut a stick on Wednesday,
To whack her well on Thursday,
So she fell sick on Friday.
Died she did on Saturday
And glad was i on Sunday,
To bury her on Monday.
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2019-04-14 22:00
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God made man and man made money
God made the bees and the bees made honey
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2019-04-14 21:59
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small cell in his house so he put him in there. He left him there for a week so when he went back he was dead. There is a moaning noise heard in it to the present day.
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2019-04-14 21:58
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During the Great War his father go shot by an English spy. John was only twelve years of age when his father died, so he said he would revenge his father's death yet. When he grew up to be a man he found out where the man that killed his father was living so he said he would go and kill him. One night as this man was going home from town he was met by Purcell, so he got the man and took him home with him. He had a little
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2019-04-13 21:10
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There lived long ago a very old man not very far from lelareen cross. His name was John Purcell.
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2019-04-13 21:10
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for eighteen pence,
And all the tunes that I could play,
Was: I'll buy a cow and safe away,
And fill your pipe and smoke away.
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2019-04-13 21:08
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When I was young and had not sense, I bought a fiddle
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2019-04-13 21:07
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When you are old and ugly,
And does not know what to do,
Just sit down and think of an old friend,
Who is old and ugly too.
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2019-04-13 21:06
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of holly. The shafts were two pieces of young ash. The wheels were solid joints cut out of a beech tree. When the cart was finished he would drive it back to Borris-in-Ossory and any goods that were going to Dublin. It took him three days to go to Dublin. At night he would pull into some field and at daylight he would continue his journey. When he reached the city he sold the timber of the cart for firewood. It would take him the same time to come home on horseback
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2019-04-13 21:03
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There was once a man living in a Pike before motor-cars, or trains, or bused were running. He used to make a wooden car and drive it to Dublin. The body of it was made of seasoned white- thorn and the axel
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2019-04-13 21:01
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wrong. After a while he went and they stayed with him until he got unto bed. He could hear noise the whole night after in his bedroom.
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2019-04-13 21:00
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One night there was a man going home from rambling across the fields. It was a very dark night and he could not see where he was going. When he was near a road he saw a lot of candles in the ditch. It is said that in the same place there was gold buried. When he saw the candles he made a burst to get out on the road. He broke two treds of wire. When he was on the road two men saw him. They went to take him home and he told them they were going
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2019-04-13 20:57
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Monday night I lost my wife.
Tuesday morning I found her,
Behind the door sweeping the floor,
I up with the brush and downed her.
II;
She jumped over a gooseberry bush
I jumped over some timber,
She cried out my back is broke,
And I cried out my finger.
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2019-04-12 21:23
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By twenty thorps a little town,
And half a hundred bridges.
III;
To join the brimming river
But men may go,
And men may come
But I go on for ever.
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2019-04-12 21:22
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I come from haunts of coote and hern,
I make a sudden sally,
And sparker out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.
II:
By thirty hills I hurry down.
And slip between the ridges
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2019-04-12 21:20
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And when she came back she got them all laughing.
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2019-04-12 21:19
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And that put a end to Tom Thumb.
III:
There was an old woman that lived in the foot of a shoe.
She had so many children, She did not know what to do.
She went up stairs to ring the bell and down she fell.
She went to the Bakers for a 1/2d bread.
And when she came home
She go them all dead.
She went some where for a 1/2 of coffins
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2019-04-12 21:16
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a blanket. And under her arm she carried a broom. Old woman, old woman said I.
Where are you going with your broom so high.
I'm going to sweep cobways off the sky.
Whistle and I will be with you by and by.
II:
Tom Thumb the Piper's son.
Stole a pig and away he run,
The pig was got and Tom was shot
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2019-04-12 21:13
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There was an old woman rolled up in
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2019-04-12 21:13
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Who went a crooked mile
He found a crooked sixpence
Against a crooked style
He bought a crooked cat
Was like a crooked mouse
And they all lived together in the little crooked house.
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2019-04-12 21:11
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There was a crooked man
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2019-04-12 21:11
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A wee, wee woman and a wee, wee man
A wee, wee house and it thatched with straw,
Three blind mice and an old Jack daw.
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2019-04-12 21:09
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Willie Leahy
Mountsalem,
Coolrain
Mountrath
Leix.
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2019-04-12 21:09
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Once upon a time and a very good time it was
When the streets were packed with two penny loaves
And the house's thatched with pancakes.
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2019-04-12 21:08
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I wish my heart was made of glass
That you could read it through
And read the secrets of my heart
How dearly I love you.
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2019-04-12 21:07
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Here's to the bird that sits on the thorns
Facing the house in which I was born
That's in old Ireland the beautiful spot
Where love and friendship will not be forgot.
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2019-04-12 21:05
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he died from the fright.
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2019-04-12 21:05
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One night there was a man coming home from rambling. He had to pass through a wood. The leaves were off the trees. A small piece of a stick got in between his foot and his boot. It began to tip the leaves. When the man would stop the stick would stop. Then he would go the stick would begin to tip the leaves again. So the man went home. That night the man died, It was said the
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2019-04-12 21:01
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One day a man was going home by Buck's bridge and he was flung into a hole in the field by the road. He had a new pair of boots on him and they were taken off him and he could not see anything. He came back next day and he got them.People saw a black man with a tail there.
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2019-04-12 20:58
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One night as he was going home from town he was met by a man with no head. The very moment he came up to him he asked him to know where was he going at that hour of the night without his head or was he mad. The moment he said this the man disappeared off the road. The man went home and went to bed, so when his people got up the next morning he was dead in the bed.
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2019-04-12 20:56
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her the story. When she heard it she looked at him he was black and blue from his feet to his head. She asked him had he any drink, taken and he told her that he drank one bottle of stout. Then she told him to go to bed and he had to stay in it for a week.
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2019-04-12 20:54
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another man. It was about eleven o'clock at night. They separated at a lane. This man tried to go up the lane but he was not let. He was turned aback and beaten with a whip. He was thrown again, the ground about six times. He use to try to get up but he would be no sooner up until he would be down. He could see nobody. Then he fell and he began to pray. When he was finished praying he got up and walked home. He had about one mile to walk. When he went home his sister asked him where did he stay.He told
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2019-04-12 20:50
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There was a man one time going from Coolrain to his home with
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2019-04-12 20:50
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what keeps me going during the week" said the tailor. Then the rich man gave the tailor a big bag of money. When he had the money he could whistle no longer. He was afraid the robbers was taking it. So he gave back the money to the rich man.
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2019-04-12 20:48
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There was once a tailor who was very poor, there was a rich man living near the tailor. The tailor was whistling from morning to night. One day the rich man went in to the tailor's shop. "You must have a lot of money" said the rich man tailor. " I have only
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2019-04-12 20:46
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Three grey geese gazing
three green ridges.
Grey was the geese and green was the ridges.
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I:
There was a little house well thatched with straw.
Two bonhams and a rum of a sow
(A little bay)
A little bay mare a little jantan car.
Sallors the
batchelers they don't come now.
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Jack go sell your fiddle and but your wife a gown
"I will not sell my fiddle for all the wives in town."
"And if I sold my fiddle I might lie under the sod."
"A many is the pleasand day myself and my fiddle had"
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2019-04-09 21:43
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use to the clock that he use to be able to stop the alarm when it would start in the morning in his sleep.
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2019-04-09 21:42
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There was a man one time and he got a job. he was a great man for sleeping. The woman of the house got an alarm clock to try and waken him in the mornings. She use to leave it beside the bed. He got up early for about four mornings. After that he got so
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2019-04-09 21:40
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They fought for some time so in the end the first man hit him a dreadful belt of a stick on the forehead and killed him. The place where he was killed is still to be seen. For five years after he was killed there was a dreadful moaning or noise heard there.
It is said that the man was lying in an old dyke for a month before he was got. It was never known what happened him, but the people always thought that he fell asleep and got smothered in the old dyke. The old woman
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2019-04-08 22:22
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about horses and cattle so this man said he was after selling a horse that day for eighty two pounds and that he was about one of the best horses was ever sold. The other man stood up and said he sold a horse for eighty five pounds and that the likes of it could not be found. After this they argued to know which of them had the best horse so in the end they decided to fight, and that which ever of them would win would have the best horse.
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2019-04-08 22:19
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a big hill called "Molljoes" hill. She had a little public house for a way of making a living. It was called one of the best public house's in all Ireland. It was situated in a great position for trade. There was a great fair road passing right by the door. One day a man was coming home from a fair so when he was passing this little house he went in to get a drink. He was not very long in when another man came in and began to drink. After some time they began to talk
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2019-04-08 22:15
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Long ago about three miles from Camross there lived a woman in a little small house at the foot of
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2019-04-08 22:14
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One night a man was drinking in Prescotts. He got very drunk and he fell asleep. The people thought he was dead.They made a coffin and put him into it. When they were going he kicked the coffin. But he said to him "You spoke too late". They buried him beside the river.
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2019-04-08 22:11
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When he came a little further the dog told him to take him back to where you brought me from. The man was frightened and he left the dog down and ran home. When he went home the house was full of fairies. When he went to so anything he could not do it with the fairies. So he had to leave the house after. Then the fairies went when the man went. After a time the man came back again.
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2019-04-08 22:08
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she forgot about the ass so she thought it was a spirit. After a few minutes she thought of the ass, so when she did she was half afraid still to open the door, but in the end in she went. When she was in and all she laughed half the night at her mistake.
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2019-04-08 22:07
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story told about an old woman who had an old white ass. This woman was very fond of the ass, and he used to follow her every where she would go. One night the woman went to see a cousin of hers that was sick.
When she was coming home it got very dark so when she was going in a the corner of her own house what did she see standing right in front of the door only the big white ass. For the moment
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2019-04-07 14:23
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There is a great
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2019-04-07 14:22
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he went back and went another way, so the man was disappointed for that night. The next night he came again so when he did the landlord came down in a few minutes. He barely got over the style when the man shot him. There was a great lot of work over the shooting of the Landlord but they were never able to find out who shot him.
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2019-04-07 14:20
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Landlord went to the poor man he was after putting out and told him he would let him back again at half price. The poor man said he would, so when he got back he said he would make the Landlord pay for what he did. The Landlord had a small style coming out of his own house so the man decided to shoot him coming over the style. One night as the Landlord was going for a walk as usual he was going to go out over the style but with second thoughts
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2019-04-07 14:16
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they had to him for the land they had. There was one poor man who had only a very small piece of land, so the landlord made him pay a terrible lot of money for it. In the end the man got so poor that he was not able to pay any of the money so the landlord put him out of his house and put it up for sale. The house was up for sale for a long time and still no one was going into it so the old landlord did not know what to do. One day the
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2019-04-07 14:14
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There was a great road passing at the back of the Slieve Bloom mountains. There was a long flat house on the middle of the road. Long ago there used to be great meetings held there from time. At that time there was a very hard landlord ruling over that place. He made the people pay every penny that
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2019-04-06 19:45
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the lad. She was so frightened that she did not no him. So away he hopped as quick as he could on foot and left the money there. When he went home he told his mother that he fell off a gate and broke his leg. The boy went on crutches ever after.
There is Lyon's up and Delaney down
And there's Thompsons back be one.
There's Robert Sawyers whole family like wise one Dooley Dan
There's Keeshans down from Cartown with six police to fit
But there's none so rare can compare with
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2019-04-06 19:41
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In this castle live two old pair a man and a woman. They were very rich. The man did nothing only playing a harp from morning until night. One day a boy went in to the castle, the woman gave him his dinner. Another day the boy went in. They were asleep. the boy stole a lot of money. After a time the boy went in again and took more, more money, as he was going out he fell and broke his leg. The money fell about the steps outside the door. Then the woman heard the noise. She went up and found
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2019-04-06 19:37
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Long ago it is said that there was a castle on the top of a hill
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2019-04-06 19:36
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man. Then he disappeared. The next night the man was coming home again and the little man got up with him again. The other man spoke and the little man said only he spoke he would have killed him. Then ht told him where the money was and he than went to rest.
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2019-04-06 19:34
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the two men. They took the guard in a gave him whiskey. When he had the whiskey drank, thy asked him would he tell or not, he said if they held there tongue, he'd hold his. So he never told, when he went back. He often came and got a mug of whiskey. After a time he was sacked out of his job. So he came home to where he was born.
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2019-04-06 19:31
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Long ago there was a man named Mr Conlon in the guards business. Once when he got a half day he went to a bog to hunt . As he was hunting he came to ha hut where two men were making whiskey. Ah he was coming near the hut he hut he met
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2019-04-05 22:30
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and told his nephew that the girl owned the place because when he was dying he had no one to mind him only that poor girl.
Taken from
Matthew Collie
Carrowrigh
Camrosss
Leix,
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2019-04-05 22:28
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know what to do, because he had no one to mind him only a poor servant girl. After some time he died so a nephew of his came for to claim the place, but when he came the servant girl said she owned the place and that he might go back again. After this a great row rose between them so the evening before he was buried a very strange thing happened. They were fighting away as usual when the man that was dead stepped out on the floor
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2019-04-05 22:25
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There lived long ago a very rich man. He had a huge big mansion of his own. He had a brother living with him for some time but he got married soon, so he was left by himself. He lived away by himself for many years. He lived a very miserly life. After some time he began to fail in health so he did not
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2019-04-05 22:22
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There was once a man who was threshing with a flail. A priest lived near this man and the day of the threshing the priest went to his house. He was praising his great threshing. He said he would thresh any body who would before him. The priest spoke words from a holy book and the devil appeared.The priest asked the man to thresh
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2019-04-05 22:20
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A milk pan is used for keeping milk in. It is very useful. There are many different kinds of
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2019-04-05 22:19
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A Bellows is a very useful tool in a forge. It is used for blowing the fire. The handle is worked up and down and that blows wind into the fire.
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2019-04-05 22:18
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The Bellows is a picture that unfortunately cannot be drawn here.
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2019-04-05 22:17
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a larger feather for to sow the mangels, because the mangel seed are larger than the turnip seeds.
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2019-04-03 23:10
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Before the people go the iron turnip machines the used a bottle and a corc in it and a feather. They used
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2019-04-03 23:09
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corn and the women would tie. The women was better then the men in them days at working.
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2019-04-03 23:08
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It was used for cutting corn long ago. When they had no machines. The old people was great to work a reaping hook. The men would cut the
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2019-04-03 23:06
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John Devlin. This man was a great friend of the Englishman. The Englishman was jealous of Devlin for carrying those dispatches so he decided to do away with him. He set at one to think of a way of doing away with him.
This day he invited Devlin to a party he was having so he said he would go. The night of the feast Devlin suspected what was on so he killed the Englishman the minute he opened the door to let him in. It was never known who killed him or anything.
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2019-04-03 23:03
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There was a great Englishman living in a small house between Roscrea and Birr. HE was a very clever man or at least he thought he was. There was a great Irishman living not very far from his house. He was a dispatch carrier, His name was
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2019-04-03 23:01
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There was once a man coming home from Coolrain. Another man met him and wanted him to go back, He would not go back and the man went back by himself. He did not come back that night and his people went to look for him. They fund his clothes here and there on the bushes and is said that the fairies killed him.
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2019-04-03 22:58
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the vice will tighten upon the piece of iron and bent it into any shape.
Frank Tynan,
Camross,
Mountrath,
Co, Leix.
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2019-04-03 22:57
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A vice is very handy around a house. If you wanted to break a piece of Iron or tin. You could put it into the jaws of the vice and then turn the handle of the vice. The jaws of
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2019-04-03 22:56
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Is pulled along the top of the drill. It takes the weeds along with The man that's after the drill harrow lifts it up and leaves the weeds in heaps along the drill.
Frank Tynan
Camrosss,
Mountrath,
Co,
Leix
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2019-04-03 22:54
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A Drill Harrow is used for harrowing drills. It is a good thing for taking weeds out of drills. It
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2019-04-03 22:52
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There were once two young men going to list. They fell out with their parents at home. They went to a house and they asked for a nights lodging and they got it. They went on again the next night and they saw a spirit. They were put in barracks and the next morning they were found dead in the bed.
Taken from: C, Delaney
Rossnaclonagh,
Coolrain,
Leix
Aged 50
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2019-04-03 22:49
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ever saw. They stopped for a while at half time and than it started again. They stayed hurling for one hour and then the band came in to play them off of the field. Then all the people began to shout and leave the field. It was abut one o'clock when it was over. Told by Michael: Coss Rushall.
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2019-04-03 22:47
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There is a Rath near Coolrain and one night a man was going home after rambling and he went near this place. The first thing he heard was music. Then he looked in and he saw two teams of hurlers marching out into a field. Then he saw the referee and a great crowd of people. After a while the match started and he said it was the best game he
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2019-04-02 23:05
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Kathleen Tynan
Camross
Mountrath
Co Leix.
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2019-04-02 23:04
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of a man who lived in Tinnikilly. His name was Tracey. He was very rich. It is said that he had two daughters, and that they took some disease and died. The room where they died was believed haunted. After some time the room fell in. At the back of the house there is a big mound, and it is said that Mr, Tracey was buried under it. Others say that he is not buried. Some tell a story of the day Mr Tracey's funeral. The coffin was been bore to be buried. At the Delour Bridge is said the horsed under the couch would not go further.
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2019-04-02 22:59
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himself for many years. When he was young he worked with a priest for four years. The pries was always telling this man to lover God and pray to him every time he would get the chance. After some time the priest died so he had to back and live in his hut again. This man went every day to pray under a little bush on the top of a hill. When he would be leaving it he would ring a bell three times.This man died soon after the priest so when he died the bell was heard ringing every day for five
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2019-04-01 21:37
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Snare wire. It takes six threads of wire to make a Snare. When you set a Snare you want to put a kit of grass on the standard so that the rabbit would not see the Snare.
Taken from
Jack Ashe
Camross
Leix.
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2019-04-01 21:35
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A snare.
A snare is used for catching rabbits in the nights. The old people would show you how to set a Snare for a rabbit. A Snare is made from
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2019-04-01 21:34
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A Knapsack.
It is used for spraying potatoes. The old people used it at the present day. It is a very slow way but sure. The people has a horse sprayer now a days to spare themselves. Paddy Scully Longford
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2019-04-01 21:30
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ivy off the Castle wall, then a giant came out and told John to keep away the goats. When the were milked they had a fine lot milk. Then the owner said " you must be minding them well but be sure and not let them near the castle or we would be all killed. One day John let the goats get ivy and a joint came out with two heads and John cut off one of them. The goats had more mild than ever that night, Then the farmer sold some of the goats.
After a while John married a Princess. They both lived happy ever after in the castle.
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2019-04-01 21:25
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There was once an old woman and a old man who had one only son John. He said he would go ans seek his fortune. He went along until he got a job minding goats. He was to keep them from the castle near by. Next day the goats ate
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2019-04-01 21:23
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uncoutes flies.
The glow worms seeks the dewy delight,
No more to be seen with daylight.
Taken from James Lyons,
Shrahane
Aged 60
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2019-04-01 21:18
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Once upon a time there lived a man in Ballaghmore. His name was Egan. His mother died and he was left by himself. One day this man went to town and he stayed out late in the night. When he was coming up his lane he saw a woman in his own car. He got down out of the car, and went to the back and spoke to the woman and she never spoke to him. She disappeared after an hour and was never saw again until a week after. Egan was coming home again and when he passed Ballaghmore Chapel the same woman came to the back of the cart. He went into another house and brought the horse with him and stayed there until twelve o'clock in the night. A man came out of that house with him and drove the horse for the man.When they were going up the lane the woman stopped the horse and would not let it stir. So then Egan asked the woman "who was she" and she told him she was his mother. He asked her what troubled her and she said that she wanted on mass to be
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2019-04-01 21:12
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One night a man was going home from rambling. He met a girl whom he knew to be dead. He knew the girl very well, and every night he met her, and she was grinning into into eyes. He asked her what troubled her and she said, "You meet me here tomorrow night".
The man went home and told the priest the next day. The priest said he was to go and cut around circle in the ground where he met her an shake Holy Water on the circle and stand in it.
The man went back the next night and stood in the circle. After a while the girl came up and said, "You have learned a lesson and its well for yourself.
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2019-04-01 21:06
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In Pratt's yard in Camross there is a huge boiler - having a capacity of about 200 gallons. This boiler was the one used for boiling the oatmeal for the inhabitants of Camross and Coolrain during the Famine Period. The poor people came for their supply each period.
O'Neills who went to America returned and having money,they gave a lot of their earnings in giving meal free to the people. O'Neills had a big flour mill in Coolrain and from Coolrain, Galway was supplied with flour. George O'Neill brought over two ships of meal from America and sold some and gave more to the poor.
Wests of Clonohill Camross bought this boiler and Pratts bought it from Wests at an auction.
This can be seen still in Pratt's yard Camross and is still
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2019-03-31 20:04
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Jim Kenny adjourned the raffle for tea
He says to his Mrs bring the women down all
I can't see my way to give the men tea at all.
IX:
When the feast it call off twas a wonderful scene
There was soda cake, barm brack, ham and ice cream
Ned Cremean's two daughters and their cousin made three
And through their influence Jack Doyle he got tea.
X:
The Guards of Kiltegan that very same night
Held up a young couple for having no light
They said to those couple we'll let you go free
For we know you are going to Jim Kenny's spree.
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2019-03-31 19:59
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He came back to Kennys for he lost no time
And with madness he split all the Ladies Port Wine.
V:
George Pollard's Black ass was the next to appear
With two young girls that seemed rather queer
The maid of the mountains was painted and powered all o'er
And with "Goster" and swank you ne've saw before.
VI:
Kate Brennan from Tornbay was neatly dressed
With a pan of white stockings and shoes of the best
With he gold mounted glasses and her hair shengled tight
You'd know by her look she was out for the night
VII:
Patsy Toole he sat there in a neck like a quill
He eyed Molly Peterson he couldn't sit still
Says Molly to Paddy You're a very small chap
And to show no ill feeling I'dd sit on your lap
VIII:
When the clock struck eleven, as yous may now see
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2019-03-31 19:51
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I;
At ten to the minute the raffle began
Tom the Souser been a bookey, a thick headed man
He says to Him Kenny oh, "how can it be, That Jim Hickey has won it by throwing thirty three.
II;
Then away to the dance he did go
All with a young girl they call Bridie Keogh
Bridie Keogh she got real fond of me
And invited me down to her house for tea.
III;
Ellen got jealous and she says thats not fair
And thats what made Wexford seem rather queer
He says to his partner I hope you succeed
While I'm going to P.Keogh to look for a feed.
IV;
He went up to P. Keoghs he struck at a gate
The lamp it been out and the fire it been raked
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2019-03-31 19:44
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A Lorry load of people came from Templemore to dig for gold at the moat of Skirke. They found a pot of gold about three feet down in the ground.
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2019-03-31 19:43
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One Autumn evening years ago a person was walking around through Annatrim and after passing through Annatrim Cemetery she came on walking towards St, Kevin's well. There came a noise the same as a lot of birds flying. She looked up and she saw two saints, each had a beautiful cloak covered with stars and each wore a beautiful crown on his head and they passed through the air over into Annatrim Cemetery.
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2019-03-31 19:40
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In the County Tipperary there lived a priest who appealed to his parishoners for funds to build a school. There was one man named Joe Brennan who had a fine farm and six milking cows. This man refused the priest of a site for the school, neither did he substance. He built a large cow house for himself, and it so happened that he got very poor, met with losses and by the time the cow house was built he had only one cow. In the meantime the school was built.The parishoners drew the material and it was a lovely school. The priest thanked his kind benefactors and asked them to do him a favour now that he had the work completed and that was to keep all their children to school an not leave it empty like Joe Brennans Cow house.
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2019-03-30 23:49
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Long long ago the people around used to go the castle to Garron to dig for gold. They went a few nights one after another. At last a little white man went up to them and stood behind them. The men went home and never went to the castle again.
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2019-03-30 23:47
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One night a man was coming home from Killinure and when he was coming up to the Monument Bush he saw two men pumping their bicycles. He asked one of the men would he give him a loan of one of the bicycles. The man sis not answer and the man went away, and he looked around and he saw no sign of the men.
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2019-03-30 23:45
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One night there was a woman coming home very late to Rosnacreena. When she came to an iron gate she saw a woman she thought it was her daughter. She asked her what she was doing there. The woman stripped her teeth at her. When she went home her daughter was there. She fainted on the floor. It was the woman minding the pot of gold she saw.
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2019-03-29 21:37
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There is a bridge near Hamilton's of Roundwood. One night two men were coming home from Mountrath and at this bridge a man appeared to them. He roared loudly and followed them. The two men told the priest. The priest and Guards came the next night and the man was never heard of after.
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2019-03-29 21:34
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There was once a woman and her husband. They kept lodgers. This man came about seven o'clock and when the first man came a knock came to the door and she said to the man inside "this is my husband where will I put you. The best place for you to get is into the oven". So the husband came in and he said to his wife. "I will have to make a batch of bread tonight." So he lit up the oven and burnt the man inside. So when he was burnt he went next day to the town and met a soldier. He said to him "Will you do a turn for me." "I will to be sure". "Come to my house tomorrow night I want you to drown a man." So the soldier came and took the man to the river abut twelve o'clock at night. When he trun in the dead man he saw another man going at the other side of the river and he thought it was the man that was dead and drowned the live man also.
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2019-03-29 21:27
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Once upon a time there lived a man in Mundrehid. His name was Walpoole. He was a Protestant. He died come years ago. When he died he was waked in the house for one night. No one stayed in the house this night only one man and he was a Catholic. He was left a bottle of whiskey to drink. About one o'clock he heard someone coming in. Who was it only Old Walpoole. He followed this man all round the house. The man went around the table and he followed him. At the end the man went into the room and he followed him. He gave one look at the old fellow and went out again. When the funeral was going the same man was driving the hearse under the horses. He said " So in the name of the God" The horses stopped and would not go. Another man came to him and said "don't say in the name of God but say Go in the name of the Devil" This man that was driving got into a temper with the horses and he said "Go in the name of the Devil". The horses on the moment made a leap and away with them to the graveyard. This is a true story.
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2019-03-23 22:43
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Once there was a man coming home from a fair which was in Roscrea. He was coming up at Neils town Bridge when a man stepped out on the road before him. He was bringing home some cattle from the fair. The man followed him to the metal Bridge which is somewhere in Stook. When he came to the Bridge the man disappeared. He appeared again to him going up through Cardtown and followed him home. He never spoke only walked along at one side of the road.When the man went home he told his wife what had happened. She got very much afraid. She told her husband to go the parish Priest and tell him. The man went to the Priest and told him. The priest told him to go the same road the next day and come home the same hour that night and see would he see the man again. He was to take some Holy Water with him and if he saw him he was to shake it on him. The next night he was coming home again and he saw the man and shook the Holy Water on him and he went away in a Ball of Fire.
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2019-03-23 22:42
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Once there was a man coming home from a fair which was in Roscrea. He was coming up at Neils town Bridge when a man stepped out on the road before him. He was bringing home some cattle from the fair. The man followed him to the metal Bridge which is somewhere in Stook. When he came to the Bridge the man disappeared. He appeared again to him going up through Cardtown and followed him home. He never spoke only walked along at one side of the road.When the man went home he told his wife what had happened. She got very much afraid. She told her husband to go the parish Priest and tell him. The man went to the Priest and told him. The priest told him to go the same road the next day and come home the same hour that night and see would he see the man again. He was to take some Holy Water with him and if he saw him he was to shake it on him. The next night he was coming home again and he saw the man and shook the Holy Water on him and he went away in a Ball of Fire.
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2019-03-23 22:35
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One night a priest got a sick call. He was to go to a man who was dying. He got out his horse and started fro the house. When he went to the house there was no one inside only the sick man. When he went into the room he saw a picture of a man on the wall. It was the man who went for him and he had been dead for a great many years.
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2019-03-23 22:33
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Two hundred and nine years ago a man named Denis Bergin lived in Shrahane. There was a horse taken on him and he stole it back. He had to go to Court and when the judge heard the case, he said the man was not fit to be living at all. He was murdered and buried in Kyle. Whey he was murdered is written on a tomb stone beside his grave. The tomb was broken and it is three pieces to the present day in Kyle.
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2019-03-22 21:30
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One night two girls were coming home from their grandmother's. One girl wanted to go around and the other wanted to go across. They went across and when they were going along the path they saw a man before them. They shouted at the man to wait for them, but the man kept going. They were not afraid and when they were trying to get over the thorny gap the man went out through the gap as he was on lenal ground. The girls were afraid to come further. But the man walked before and when they went to their own gate they disappeared.
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2019-03-22 21:26
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One day a man was coming home from town. In a field on the roadside the man saw a lot of little men hurling. The man went into the field and asked the little men could he hurl. They said he could and got a "scraw" off the ground and turned it into a hurl. The man hurled and the little men told him to say whatever they would say. The little men said " off she goes" and the men said the same. They flew to a town and went into a public house. They drank a lot of beer. They stopped there for a long time, and the man forgot the word that he was to say. Off she goes" said the little men and they all flew out through the key hole. The men was left alone. He was asleep when a policeman came in. "I caught you at last" he said.
Crís Saomar Cloncully.
The man was to be hung on a Saturday. They used to hang the people would a cart them times when Saturday morning came they got a new asses cart and filled the heel of it with stones. When they were about to hang him the man thought of the word "Off she goes" and the man flew off with the new asses cart. HE went home and told his parents about the little man and all.
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2019-03-22 21:15
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Once upon a time there lived two men in the mountain. One night the two men were sitting at the fire when they heard a knock at the door. In a few minutes in came a little man with a red coat. The tongs was at one side of the fire and the little man reached the tongs from that side to the other side. One man said that he would do for that fellow. He reached for the tongs and struck the little man with it and split his skull. When the men went to bed that night a whole lot of little men came in and started to drag him out of the bed. He could not sleep with the man at last he had to go to America.
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2019-03-20 22:18
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One night a man was coming home rambling. He had to pass through a bog. When he was passing through the bog he saw a lot of little men playing cards. The man sat in to play with them and he had a hundred pounds in his pockets. One little man sat beside him and he was playing out of his pocket all the time. When the man saw his money gone he said: "Ye are devils: he said to the little men. Then he got his beads and blessed himself and he got his beads and blessed himself and when he looked again the little men were gone and the hundred pound was in his pocket.
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2019-03-20 22:14
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There was once a girl who had a lot of money. A man that knew her wanted to get the money for himself. He told the girl to meet him at the farthest bridge she could think of. The girl went the next night to the bridge. She got in under the bridge to see what he would say about her. When the man came up he had another with him. One man said "I will hold her and you can saw off her head." When the girl heard this she run up to the other end of the bridge and tore off across the field home. The man wanted to get the money for himself and the girl got the two of them put in prison before 8 o'clock that morning.
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2019-03-20 22:10
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One night a man was coming home form rambling. When he came inside his own gate he saw a woman going around the back of the house. She thought she would meet him at the door if he went on. She had a white shawl. He said if he went back he would never go back again into the house.When he went in he met it at the door and it was only and owl.
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2019-03-20 22:07
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There was once a girl who had a lot of money. A man asked her to go to America with him. She said she would and she was to meet him at the church yard. The man that the girl was working would had a dog. One night the dog began to bark fiercely. The man got up and went out and he saw a light in the church yard. The dog went on towards the church and the man followed it. When the man came up near the church he saw a light. Then he saw two men. One was the man who the girl had promised to go to America with. The man lay down behind the wall at the church yard and he heard the men asking one another what would be the shortest way to kill the girl when she would come.
The man was afraid they would see him listening and he got away as quick as he could. When he was going back into his own house he met the girl with he clothes under her arm going to meet the man. The man had saw a grave dug to bury her. He told her to go in and wait till morning. He took back in the girl and locked the door again. When morning came the man took the girl to the church yard and showed her the hole and that was there that night an told her it was dug fro her and told her what the men were saying about her.
By that time the grave was covered in. The girl went back to her master and stayed there.
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2019-03-18 13:50
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Played among youths 40 year Given played by PJ Heffernan now of Camross but then of Pallagreen to Link.Two or more can play this game. Rules very stringent.
Each player has a marble.
The playing ground consisted of three holes about 2' apart or so, with a starting line. The Player first started off trying to get the marble into first hole -called "First a bud: if he succeeded he went on to sink his marbled in the second hole - called "Seconds bud". If he didn't succeed in getting his marble into the "first bud" the second player tried to do so with his marble. But he first player into the hole went on.
The third hole was called "Third a bud:
Playing on the player getting his marble into the second hole called "Second a set"; Should he do this he got on the play for the first hole called First of Gain.
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2019-03-13 23:20
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Getting his marble into "first of game" he went on to second hole -called second a game, and should he do so he tries to sink the marble in the third hole- called "Gamehole".
The other players did the same. On the player reaching Gamehole, he now is in a position to put the others out by striking them when possible.
Should the others reach "gamehole" without being put out, the following began which meant that the players by rolling their marbles along ever so far until one strikes the other and then the striker wins. This following continued sometimes for near a mile of distance or more.
A player striking his opponents marble with his, was saved the trouble of sinking his marble at the next hole.
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2019-03-13 23:14
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The Den was a semicircle of about five feet or so in radius. The rectangle was about 10' l, and 7' broad. At each corner was a mark. Usually five or six players at each side. Those in the Den opposed those on the outside. Penalty for leaving Den on being touched by ball was "out".
The Bowler tossed ball to the players in the Den. One player strikes it and those outside tried to catch it, then the player who strikes it, tries to run around the rectangle, but can at any time be put out should he be struck by the ball. But once den is touched he must be one of the marks on the rectangle. Should he be between the marks he is out.
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2019-03-12 21:46
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Should the ball be caught when struck by the "Den player" then all are out.
Again a Den Player who succeeds to make a round of the rectangle without being struck with ball, he can bring in a player who may previously be out.
This game resembles Baseball, which I myself saw played in Croke Park some years ago.
But in my early youth that is 1899 or so it was very common in the district of "Grean" in Co, Limerick
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2019-03-12 21:43
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Farewell dear brothers and sisters
Since from you I must part
To leave my loving Mother
It nearly breaks my heart
But I will soon return
So do not sigh or moan
and I'll live with you while life remain
In my dear old Killeen home.
Farewell unto your mountains
Your lively groves and plains
Likewise your crystal fountains
Your ivies walls and streams
Each night when I go to my bed
My thoughts do seem to roam
Across the broad Atlantic
'Round my dear old Killeen home.
So now to conclude those verses
I think I'll say no more
Until I return back to Erin's verdant shore
Where I will go to meet my friends and see them one all
And live around my native places.
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2019-03-12 21:37
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Farewell Sweet Erin's flowery Plains, as I must go away and cross the broad Atlantic going to America.
I little though in Childhood's days
That I'd be forced to roam and leave dear friends behind me In my lovely Killeen home.
Farewell unto Camross and lovely Cardtown
While wrapped in Morpheus nightly
Its often of you I dream
They may have their golden treasure
When they cross the ocean's foam
But I'd rather live in poverty
In my dear old Killeen home.
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2019-03-09 21:22
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his sword and killed the wicked giant. Narda and Count Oleron were married and lives happily ever after.
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2019-03-09 21:21
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"If he is going to kill me"said Count Oleron, "will you find a key to free me".
Narda said she would. The Count them rode off to the castle. Narda next met a little rabbit who told her that Count Oleron was starving to death in the dungeons. He told her to go to the next hill and she would see a cave in its side and in that cave she would get a key to free Count Oleron. When Narda went into the cave, she asked for the golden key. The dwarfs asked her what she would give them for the key. Narda said she would give them nothing. Then up came a dwarf with a scissors and cut off her hair. When he had her hair cut he gave her the golden key. Narda thanked him and set out for the castle. When she went in she found the wicked giant there. He asked her what she wanted, Narda said "I came to see if you wanted a servant. He told her to polish his boots. He stayed watching her till at last he fell asleep. Narda ran down the steps into the dungeons and let out Count Oleron. The Count came up to the castle drew
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2019-03-09 21:12
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One time there lived a miller. He had a daughter named Narda. She had lovely silver hair growing down her back. One day she was picking flowers beside the river when her foot slipped and she fell in. Count Oleran was passing by on horseback and he dived in and got Narda out. Narda asked him where she was going he said he was going to the castle to kill the wicked giant there. Narda said "O Count Oleran he will kill you".
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2019-03-09 21:09
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Long ago there was a land league meeting in Borris-in Ossory. The soldiers came on horseback to stop the meeting.The priest went out along the road to meet them. He shook a piece of Palm before them. The soldiers could not get the horsed to pass that spot. They went pack and told their comrades that there was a little white man on the road and the horses would not pass him.
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2019-03-08 20:47
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Long ago there were people who lived at the end of the land leading to Rosnacreena Wood, when a mule shod backwards went up the lane with a chest of money in the car. The white horse was on the potatoes that the people had down boiling when the mule was going up. The potatoes were only been taken up when the mule went back and no chest in the car. It was supposed to be hid inside Rosnacreena.
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2019-03-08 20:45
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The length of the handle is four feet and the length of the blade is three feet.
It is only used for opening headlands. Long ago all work was done with the scythe. There are two small little handles on the scythe called handle- grips.
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2019-03-08 20:43
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JAN: Feeding the Animals. Laying the hedges.
FEB: Doing the first ploughing, and sowing the winter wheat.
MAR/APRIL: Sowing the potatoes ans corn and beet.
MAY: Sowing the turnips and mangolds and cutting the turf.
JUNE: Weeding the potatoes, Tinning the beet, mangolds, turnips and attending the turf.
JULY: Cutting the new hay, and drawing home the turf.
AUGUST: Cutting the wheat and corn and old meadows.
SEP: Ricking the hay and threshing the corn.
OCT/NOV: DIgging the potatoes, pulling the mangolds and turnips and beet.
DEC: Rest.
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2019-03-08 20:37
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Once upon a time a man was shot named Cally. Two men who were coming home from rambling. They saw his ghost on the roadside. Every night they used to meet him in the one place. They got afraid and told the priest. The priest went with them and caught the Ghost and put it in an old house and locked the door. When twelve o'clock came the Ghost roared to get out. The priest told no one to live in the house. One evening early the man that owned the house opened it.
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2019-03-08 20:33
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One night a man was going home from rambling. He was rambling at Deegans. He had to go home to Clonin. It was about twelve o'clock when he came to the Blind Piers he saw a light coming towards him. When it came near him it disappeared. This happened every night for three nights. the next night the light stood before him. The man got frightened. The spirit began to talk. When he spoke a few words he disappeared and was never seen again.
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2019-03-08 20:30
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Long ago there lived a saint in Kyle. His name was St.Molua. When he died some of the people wanted to bury him in Kyle and others wanted to bury him in Clonfert. Why they were talking about where they would bury him another coffin appeared by the side of the other.
One party took one of them and buried it in Kyle. The others took the other coffin and buried it in Clonfert. It is said that he is buried in Kyle and his grave is made different from all the graves.St. Molua's well is in Kyle to this day.
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2019-03-06 23:20
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We have a Churn at home. It is round like a barrel and it stands on a stand with four legs. The legs are made of wood and they are of a yellowish colour. The part of the churn that is of a barrel shape is hooped. It is hooped on the top and bottom and on the centre. The length of the barre of the churn is tow feet and the breadth of it is one foot and a half. On the top of the barrel is laid the lid. On the edge of the lid is a rubber all round to prevent the cream from coming out, on the centre of the lid there is a little round glass for to see if it is churnign.
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2019-03-06 23:16
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We had a churn at home. It is round like a barrel and it stands on a stand with four legs. The legs are made of wood and they are of a yellowish colour. The part of the churn that is of a barrel shape is hooped. It is hooped on the top and bottom and on the centre. The length of the barrel of the churn is tow feet and breadth of it is one foot and a half. On the top of the barrel is laid the lid. On the edge of the lid is rubber all round to prevent the cream from coming out. On the centre of the lid there is little round glass for to see if it is churning.
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2019-03-06 23:12
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My father has a Slane at home. The principal use he makes of it is cutting the turf. He cuts turf on the mountain bog with it. He says it is a very nice one indeed. He says it is a sweet Slane for cutting turf. Every night when he finished cutting the turf he leaves the Slane in the bog hole.He bought this Slane about three years ago. He says it is as good as when he bought it. The handle is made of the best of ash. It is a good straight handle.The length of the handle is four feet. The length of the step of the Slane is four inches. The step of the Slane is made of ask also. The head of the Slane is half a foot in breath.
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2019-03-06 23:04
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A long long time ago there was an old thatched house in Bacca. Every night there came to the door an old woman.
This woman was always crying. All the people in the house were terrified at the woman, So they had to leave the house. So they never heard the woman again.
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2019-02-27 21:36
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We have a hatchet at home. It is a very large one. The handle is three feet long and the head of it is half a foot in length and four inches in breadth, We like it very well for cutting sticks. We bought it about four years ago and it is as good as new. We paid eight shillings for it. We leave it in the kitchen every night and we do be cutting sticks nearly every day with it. We do get it sharpened very often, when the edge gets run down.
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2019-02-27 21:33
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Once when my Grandfather was working in Syres. When he was coming home he heard music all about him, He came to a gate and could go no further. He sat down on a stone. He could not reach home till morning.
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2019-02-27 21:30
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There were two brothers living together. One of them died. Every night the other man met his brother's ghost at a certain gap. He met him several nights. He went to the priest and told him to take another man with him. He went and he spoke to the Ghost but the other man could not see or hear anything. The man came home and he never went outside the door after.
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2019-02-27 21:28
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A man found a pot of Gold in Garryduff and he went to tell his brother and when the two came back it was changed into a pot of Ivory Buttons.
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2019-02-27 21:27
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One night two men were going home from rambling. When they came near their own home they met a something in the shape of an ass. It let an awful roar at them, The next night the same thing happened. One of the men got sick and died. The other man went for the priest and told him what had happened, and the Ghost was never seen after.
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2019-02-27 21:25
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woman told the children that their father never came in, Then their mother told the children to go out and look for him. When they got him they went for the police. When he came he looked around and seen the man in the field and came in and seen the blood in the yard. Then he asked the children what did they see. They said that they seen nothing. Then he asked them again and they said that they seen them killing him and they hung the two of them,
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2019-02-27 21:22
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Once there lived a man and he was married,Dalys were their names. The woman wanted to kill the man and marry another man, One night when the man came home from work the woman and the other man turned the car on him and killed him.
Then they left him in a field. Then the other man went home and the woman went to bed. When they got up next morning the
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2019-02-27 21:19
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To dream of the dead is a sign of a letter from the living.
Plentiful Scarcily and more getting ready.
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2019-02-27 21:18
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Birds of a feather flocks together. The longer you live the more you learn. Show me your company and I'll tell what you are.
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2019-02-27 21:16
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Anything born at Whit will either kill itself or kill somebody else.
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2019-02-27 21:15
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One night while she was sitting at the fire she heard someone outside the window, she got very much frightened. After a while she went up to go to bed and she thought she heard someone calling her. She got so much frightened that she would not go to bed. Next morning she went to the Parish Priest to ask him about it. She told her to go to bed at the same time the next night and if she heard anything she was to get a bottle of Holy Water and sprinkle on it. The next night she heard the same thing and she got the Holy Water and sprinkled it on it. The minute she sprinkled it the Ghost went away in a ball of fire. SO that should have been a Ghost or something.
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2019-02-27 21:10
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One time there was a girl who was working in a great business shop. There were a number of boys and girls working in this, She was not long there when she was engaged to be married to one of those boys that was working in the shop. When they were a couple of years married he got ill and died. She was alone.
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2019-02-27 21:08
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One time there was a man going home late in the night and there was an ass in the field. It was about twelve o'clock and people often thought that they saw a man with a white cap standing at the gate.
This man was brave and he went back to the house and he got a great surprise to see it was a donkey with a white head.
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2019-02-26 22:24
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There was a man coming home from rambling and something appeared to him from the ditch. he thought it was a ghost. He did not like to go apast it when he went up to the ghost it appeared bigger. He tried to go apast it the next time. So he did. He crossed the field to get home.
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2019-02-26 22:22
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The Grissit was used long ago for dipping rushes. These rushes were used as lights. It is a deep oblong shaped boal with three legs under it. One leg is longer than the other two. It is a small article but a heavy
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2019-02-26 22:20
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with the legs covered with red hair. He cursed the thing and told it to be gone. The half-body fell on the ground at the sound of his voice. When morning came the dead body of Sarah Kennedy was found where the half-body fell. She was buried in an unused sandpit and her house burned to the ground.
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2019-02-26 22:18
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Long ago there was a witch living somewhere near Rathdowney. Her name was Sarah Kennedy. The priests well knew about her cures and told the people to beware of her. She lived in a little house down a narrow lane. One night the parish priest was out on a sick call. When he was coming home he had to pass the head of her lane. When the horse was coming up near the lane he stopped and would not go any further. The priest blindfolded the horse as he had heard that was a good plan and the horse went on. When the priest was coming past the lane he seen half a body
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2019-02-26 22:14
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before and he asked him what he wanted. The other man asked him to get a mass said for him. The man got the mass said and he was never frightened again.
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2019-02-23 22:19
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There was once a man who was living by himself. One night he had a dream and in this dream he seen hell. HE saw a man in it which he knew to be dead. The next night a knock came to the door and the man got up and answered it. It was the man he had seen in the dream the night
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2019-02-23 22:16
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were dug up and they were as fresh as they were before they were hanged at all. They put them in a glass coffin and laid them down in the grave with glass over the grave too.
They are there to be seen in the church of Birr as fresh as the day they were hanged. Their bones did not leave them nor their flesh leave them because they should not have to be hanged.
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2019-02-23 22:14
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Once there lived three people in a house in Loughmore near Birr. There were two brothers and a sister. They has a servant man. One day the servant took out a gun and shot another man. A piece flew out of the gun and the servant man did not wait to get it. When the police found the bit of the gun it fitted to the two innocents men's guns. The sister know who shot the man but he was afraid to tell. She thought the brothers would not he hanged because they were so innocent. The poor brothers were hanged and buried in their loots and clothes. A nun dreamt of them one night that they were dug up as fresh as ever. After three years the brothers
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2019-02-23 22:09
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He paid the money in Mountrath and he never heard anything.
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2019-02-23 22:09
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One there lived a man whose brother was dead. Every night a knock came to the door. The man made up his mind to go up to the door and ask the person what troubled him. When them and went up to the door he saw that it was his own brother and he asked him after what troubled him and the man said "You owe money in Mountrath and pay it as soon as you can". The man was after coming home from Mountrath fair and he had money. He shut the door and walked in. The next day
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2019-02-23 22:05
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he appeared to them and several times after that he appeared to them and in the end they had to leave the house altogether.
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2019-02-23 22:03
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A few miles outside Roscrea there is a big house. There was nobody living in this house only a man and a woman and a workman. One day the man of the house went into the town he stayed in the town until late that evening. When he went home they would not let him into the house. He went out to the shed and hanged himself. When the servant boy went the next morning he found him hanging in the shed. A short time after he was buried.
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2019-02-23 22:01
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One nigh a man went to a dance. In the middle of the night the man fell down dead. A few nights after a friend of his was in bed and he appeared to her. He said goodbye to him and disappeared again.
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2019-02-23 21:59
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One day a woman went into town. It was very late when she was going home and she had to go though the fields. When she was going home she had to go over a gap and when she went up to it she saw a woman with a white dress on her she thought it was her daughter who had come to frighten her. She passed on and when she went in her daughter was in bed and she did not know who the woman was. When the daughter got up in the morning she found her mother lying dead in the bed.
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2019-02-23 21:56
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He went into the old house to see who she was and when she went in she was turned into a hare.
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2019-02-23 21:55
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At one time the fairs used to be very early in the morning. One morning a man got up very early and started to the fair. He had to go along a mountain. When he reached a big hill he saw a woman walking before him. He walked on until she reached the walls of an old house and she went into them.The man followed after her.
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2019-02-23 21:53
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One night a priest got a call to go to a man who was dying. When he was on his way to the house he went into the church. He had not been long in it until he heard something tapping at the window. A man came and put his two hands against the window and told the priest that the sick man was dead. When the priest looked up and saw the two hands on the window he got a fright and fell down dead.
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2019-02-23 21:50
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Once upon a time there lived a woman who had one daughter. At first it was a lovely girl but after a time it became delicate and got very thin. The old woman got wormed, began to cry. One day a friend of hers went in and asked her what happened the child and why was she crying. She told her to get a stick and beat the child and it would get alright. She got the stick and began to beat the child when and old woman came in carrying a child when she saw her beating the child. She told her to stop and not kill the child. She put the woman's own child back into the cradle and took away the delicate child.
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2019-02-23 21:45
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a baby born for the rich lady but it had a pigs head and she there was a visible punishment on account of what she said to the poor woman. She ordered the baby to be fed with a silver spoon and when she was dying she left thousands of pounds to build an hospital for the poor and the hospital has ever since been called "Madam
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2019-02-23 21:43
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There was once a very rich lady who was blessed with riches and grandure. One day a very poor woman with five little small children, knocked at the hall door looking for assistance. The rich lady told her in a scornful way "Get away from the door with your litter of Bohams".
It so happened that later there was a
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2019-02-23 21:40
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Once upon a time two people were living in Shrahane named John Dooley and his sister. Kit one day and John went to a fair in Birr. HE was home about five o'clock. He was tired and fell asleep on the settle bed. When he was asleep Kitt killed him with a hatchet and buried him under a cock of hay. Guards were looking for him for a long time and they got him and the headstone in there still.
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2019-02-22 20:41
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Once upon a time there was a woman working in a shop. A Shop boy died and he was buried out of the shop. One night after the man been wakened the woman heard the shop boy tipping up the stairs. She then heard the knob in the door turned. She jumped out of the bed and ran across the other girls. The boss of the shop got Mass said in the house next morning and they never heard anything after that.
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2019-02-22 20:38
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Once upon a time two men were coming home from rambling. They had to come by the Bull dog road. This night they saw a ghost when they came home the two cows were dead in the house. The second night they saw the ghost and it began to roar loudly. They men got frightened and they went home and one of them fell sick and died. The other boy went and told the priest and the priest went with the boy the third night and they met the ghost and the priest asked the ghost to know what did he want. The ghost said that he wanted one more Mass so the priest went and offered the Mass for the ghost.
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2019-02-22 20:33
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and he gave her half a gold ring and told her to keep it till he would see her again. The girl had two sisters and the sister showed them the ring. When the other girl heard it they laughed and told her to throw it away but the girl would not. The others used to call he bearskin. When the seven years was up the man went back to the wood and gave the Devil back the cloak. The Devil was no pleased because he did not get the man. Then he got a new suit and a motorcar and went up to the three sisters. They were all fighting to marry him. They took him into the parlour and gave him wine. When he was drinking his last wine he got the other half of the ring out of his pocket. He said "whoever has the half to match that I will marry them." The girl showed him the half which he gave her and he married her. The other two girls went off and drowned themselves, because he would not marry them. The devil came to the door and said " If I didn't get you I got two instead of you"
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2019-02-22 20:26
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Once upon a time there lived a man. One day he was in the wood he met the devil who asked him to sell himself for seven years, and if he died within seven years he would go to hell but if he didn't he was to meet him in the wood when the seven years would be up. The Devil gave him a cloak called Bear-skin and the man's name was to be Bearskin. Every time he'd put his hands in the pocket of the coat he could get anything he liked. After a while a girl met the man and
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2019-02-22 20:22
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One night a man was at a wake. During the wake the man saw that the man that was waking was sitting beside him all the time. The man was afraid to go home that night. He got into a Settlebed in the house to sleep that night and every minute a man left his hand down on his face. He said something white was walking around the floor all night. The man went home and was dead in a week after. The people thought the man came back for him.
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2019-02-22 20:19
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Once upon a time there lived a family on ground called the Fairies ground. A coffin used to pass by the backyard every night with two men carrying it. When the people would look out they were able to see them digging a hole for the coffin. When they would get up next morning they could see the mark of nothing. It was said that I was the man that owned the House.
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2019-02-22 20:17
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One night a man was at a fair. There was a long lane up to the house. His wife went up to the lane to meet him. She heard a cart dragging up the lane after a long time. She stood out on the lane and when it came up near her she saw that it was a piece of a chain: It flew put past her and she could smell the sulpher all over the lane.
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2019-02-22 20:14
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Once upon a time a woman was living in a house by herself. One day the old woman put five pounds in a box in a room for to pay the rent of the house. One day a beggar woman came to the door. She asked the woman for sixpence. The woman said she had no money and the beggar told her she had money inside in a box, but she wanted it to pay the rent. When the beggar woman was gone away the woman went in to see was the five pound there but it was gone.
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2019-02-22 20:11
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Long long ago there was a pot of gold in Mundrehid bog. A man named John Grady found it. He went home and told Mr Walpole, and they came to where they saw the pot of gold. They found the pot of gold but there was nothing in it but leaves.
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2019-02-21 22:37
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Long long ago there was a chapel in Brooklawn.The remains of the graveyard and the stones are still to be seen in Brooklawn. The stones of the castle are in Castle view House, and the water Font is also outside the door in Tynan's of Castle view.
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2019-02-21 22:34
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There is a rath on Dick Phelan's land of Tourthane. Long ago a man cut a branch and he lost the use of his arm. The old people used to see the fairies washing out. To the present day a light is seen coming in and out of the rath. No one goes near the rath.
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2019-02-20 21:24
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Patsy Ryan Ballyvoneen Pallasgreen Co. LImerick was one day coming from Mass in as asses car fitted with a seat and on same was a bag of hay. Soon a affair passed him by on the road. The ass took fright and took to flight, when recovered another affair passed him by and a similar occurrence took place. He met my mother (RIP) and tried to explain what had happened. He said it was the world was at the end and first fellow was the Devil and the second was Antichrist. The first was the first Motor Car seen by Patsy and the second was another motor car. They were the first Cars seen in the district.
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2019-02-20 21:19
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There is one door in our house it is facing to the South.The fire place is on the floor. There are two windows in our house they are facing the South. There are nine rafters and they are made of oak. The roof of our house is made of clay and thatch. The floor in our house is made of clay. There is no loft in our house there is one room and a kitchen. About forty years ago the people kept the cow and horse in the kitchen. We cut the turf in May then we put it into heaps and then we bring it to the road in bags and bring it home with and ass.
The farmers puts rushes under the cows for bedding. They milk the cows at eight o'clock in the Summer and at six o'clock in the Winter. The farmers feeds the cows on turnips and oik- cake and hay.
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2019-02-20 21:11
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Straw is used for bedding cattle. In the summer time they are left in the field and in the winter time they are put into house.
The time for milking a cow would be about eight o'clock in the morning and six in the evening. Cows are fed on hay turnips and cracked oats.
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2019-02-20 21:09
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When they have it cut they spread it out until it is dry, and then they put it in heaps. After a while they draw it out into the turf yard. Then they draw it home with horses and put it into the shed or in a heap in the yard.
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2019-02-20 21:07
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Now is the time to unite to a man.
Away with false teachings and feuds unrestricted.
United together let each take his stand.
V:
Unfurl that banner you proudly have borne
Through our Queen's Co. towns "I" and others as well
Your motto is printed with care on its forefront
The same cause for all its short story does tell.
Then out from Slieve Bloom and its glens raise the watchword.
Woodlands and moorlands reecho the cry
Unite for ever, Brave Upperwoods hurlers
Unite and beside them we'll fight till we die.
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2019-02-19 21:00
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Whose name is more dear and whose heart can excel
Our own Faithful shepherd loving controller
Father O keefe that in Camross does dwell
Abide by his teaching all through disposed subjects.
Fear not to thread on the line that he draws.
He leads But to freedom and virtue and honour.
And all three combined are the National Cause.
IV;
Too long has our county been misused and trampled.
Too long has our cries of redress been in vain
Our homes tumbled down by the ruthless invader
Our sons drove in exile away oer the main.
But fast is approaching the great day of vengeance.
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2019-02-19 20:55
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Stand by Mc Carthy true Irish soldiers. Undaunted he'll lead and undaunted he'll die.
II:
Heed not the voice that denounces our leaders
Our clergy and sons who has ne'er led astray
O Brien and Dillon and brave Michael Davitt.
Unknown to the household of Captain O Shea.
Remember the "soggarts" who led in the run guard
When Ireland had heed of their voice and their blood.
Where were the leaders more reckless and daring
Or who were the men that more faithfully stood.
III:
Come find me a page is the dark days of history.
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2019-02-19 20:50
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Brave Upperwoods who were ne've known to falter
From athletic contests when called to the green.
Renowned for your strength your courage and daring and feared by our foe on each field you have been. Come stand side by side with the true sons of Erin.
Stand by the faithful the noble and true.
Ireland needs men like our Upperwoods hurlers
And liberty's dawning by comrade for you
CHORUS;
Then down with discension and traitors of Ireland
Redmond the Tory the thief and the spy
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2019-02-18 20:56
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and if he looked in through the window you might not be well for a few days.
"Where is my beads" said the quack Oh its there on the nail" said Judy. They knelt down and said the Rosary, and the quack thanked god for giving him such courage and strength and fortitude to subdue such a demon who tampered on him while doing his onerous duty.
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2019-02-18 20:52
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in a leather bag on his right shoulder. He was always a welcome visitor to all whom he attended and if there was one glass of the "creatur" in the house he was almost sure of it. "Well now doctor" said No.1 "have you ever met any strange thing in your travels". "Oh I have" he said.
"I was coming home one night from attending Johnny the Cook across the fields when I met the "Divil" straight in a gap. I stood for a few minutes to see what I would do and I made a "back lep" out of me body and lit on his back and rode him home across the fields into the little yard and stepped down and went into my own house. I bolted the door and windows "What's all this bolting and barring for" said Judy in the corner "It's all about nothing" said the Quack."There must be something wrong" said Judy. "Well Judy" he said " there is a playboy in the yard.
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2019-02-18 20:37
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He was a cute little man of the labouring clan and was well fit to drown eels with cuteness. He said I was coming home one night from Robert England's across the moors. I came alright until I came into Jacob's currach when suddenly something like a rattlesnake came on and twisted and twined round my legs. I tugged and pulled and kicked until I got out of his clutches. "Maybe" said the little man it was one that St Patrick messed with the "clipe of his hazel stick" Ahem! said the Quack doctor.
I will now give as good a description as I possibly can of the quack doctor. he was a man of 6 feet in height and built in proportion. His fancy for a walking stick was a peeled white thorn varnished. He also carried his kit of tools
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2019-02-18 20:29
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I shall never forget the night I spent listening to three story tellers when I were a little boy about eleven years of age. I was so interested in the stories I although I had to trail five miles on a dark road. I said to myself let the last hour be the hardest and the last man wear the riding coat.
No.1. told the first story. He was a man of great eloquence and education. He said I was coming home along a lonesome dark road one night, and a tall dark man stepped out and walked on my right hand side for about 40 perches. I had to cross a little stream that ran underneath the road through a gullet and just as I crossed the stream a little woman popped out on my left hand side. I walked along for about 10 perches more and fell in a stump on the roadside and remembered no more.
Ahem said the Quack doctor.
No.2 told the next story
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2019-02-17 23:18
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One day a fly lit on a bull's horn. The Fly said "Good morning Mr Bull" and the bull made answer " Good morning Mr Fly, I wouldn't know you were there only you spoke.
senior member (history)
2019-02-17 23:16
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The old Irish of Leix were expelled from thence and driven to Kerry.
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2019-02-17 23:16
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A woman of Camross was once complaining that her child would not eat her food. "Well" said the other woman "If you had to go in debt for what they eat, like I have they would eat too much on you."
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2019-02-17 23:14
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A cock once up on a branch of a tree.
A fox came to the front of a tree.
"Come down here" said the fox " until I play with you."
"I won't go down" said the cock, "because if I went down you'd ate me",
"I won't "said the fox " because there is an agreement between me and the huntsmen that they won't kill me if I do not kill any more fowl"
"If you were up here" said the cock "You'd see the hounds and the huntsmen coming.
"Tis time for me to be going so" said the fox.
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2019-02-17 23:09
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One time a mouse got into a brewery and once fell into a rat of beer. A cat saw him. He asked the cat to take him out, and promised that the next time he would be hungry he would come of his hole and allow him (cat) to eat him. The cat took him out. Some time after the cat came to the mouse's hole. and the mouse came to within a short space of the hole. The cat told the story promised by the mouse. "Ah" said the mouse "you should never mind a man in liquor".
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2019-02-17 23:05
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John Breen (72) was rambling at Tim Dooley's Derries on the night of 27th Dec.1935. He was drawing near Pratt's Rath and he heard a patter of feet. He had a candle burning in a lantern to give him light. When he heard the patter he turned the light on the object. "I saw" said he " a woman with two big horns and I was afraid to look again. I was determined if she charged me that I would use the haze stick I had and do for one of the horns anyway".
A old woman named Pratt a Protestant lived near this rath years ago. She was known as Canon Pratt. as she was a great preacher. and entertained dippers to at her house. This woman was supposed to be the Ghost John Breen saw.
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2019-02-17 22:58
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St, Augustine was always trying to solve the mystery of the Trinity. As he was one day walking along the seashore. he saw as he thought a little child with a spoon and he draining from the sea into a hole he had made in the sand. The saint asked him what was he doing there and the child answered" I am going to drain the mighty ocean" "That is a thing impossible" said the saint." "Well" said the child, "I will have the see and drained as soon as you have the mystery of the Trinity solved. Immediately the saint knew the child was an Angel sent by god sent to him to tell him that he could never solve the mystery of the Trinity.
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2019-02-17 22:52
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There was once a priest with two hounds that went in upon Protestant land to hunt a hare. The Protestant man was so enraged that he sent his men to tell the priest not to dare to cross his land again. The priest told him that he would make a hare of him, and hunt him with his hounds up to his hall door.The result was that the Protestant man through fear gave him full leave and liberty to hunt on his land as often as he wished and often sent him a hare as a present. Both the Priest and the man lived in Camross Parish.
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2019-02-17 22:48
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One night a woman was coming home late from the shop. She saw three women before her. She walked quickly to keep up to them. But when she came up to them the women went in over a gap and the other woman heard chains gingling for a long time.
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2019-02-17 22:47
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Once upon a time a man was getting up early for to go to a fair.
It was dark and when he was starting to eat his breakfast he heard men going. He went out on the road to ask the man what time was it. When the men went out on the road the men rose in a red ball and disappeared.
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2019-02-16 21:32
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One night a man was coming from a fair. His lamp went out and he did not know what to do. He saw a house with a light in it. He went outside the gate and a cock crew, and when the man liked up again there was no light in the house, because no one ever lived in it.
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2019-02-16 21:29
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One day a little girl was coming home from school.She found a big green rack in a rath. That night a woman came to the house and said ; "Bring me back my rack". Her mother put the rack out under the door with a thongs.
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2019-02-16 21:27
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There were people living in Ireland named Despart. The first man that was to leave foot in Irish soil was to get as much land as he wished. When this man was coming across the sea he cut off his arm and threw it on Irish soil. The man that saw him said that he was a Despart man.
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2019-02-16 21:25
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There was a man coming home form rambling one night. He had to come through a field where his own cows were grazing. He saw a small man dancing amongst the cows. The man brought in the cows next morning but could not get milk from them,
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2019-02-16 21:23
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Once upon a time there was a lot of people waiting to kill a Priest. After a while the priest came but there was only one man in the crowd could see him. That was a man who was baptised.
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2019-02-16 21:11
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Once upon a time a Protestant man went for a Priest for his brother who was sick. When he was going to the house he had to cross a stile. When he was crossing the stile he fell and broke his leg. After a while when the man saw that he was not coming he went to see where he was. When he found the priest he asked him what was he doing. The priest said he fell and hurt his leg, but he said: IF that didn't happen worse would.
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2019-02-16 21:07
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Long long ago there was an old Catholic Church in Brooklawn, and the old walls of it went to Castle View to build a new house and the Holy Water Font went to Castle View House too. It is there to be seen yet.
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2019-02-16 21:04
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Once upon a time a crown do men started to play cards. They played all day Sunday and did not go to Mass. At six o'clock that evening a man came in and started to play. Some of the cards fell and one of the men picked them up and threw them outside the door, because he saw a pig's foot on the man and saw he was the devil.
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2019-02-16 21:02
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Long ago there was a rath on Phelan's land in Thourtane. The old people saw the washing out belonging to the fairies and saw them hurling out in the rath. To this day there are lights seen going in and out through the rath.
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2019-02-16 20:59
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Once upon a time a lot of men were in a house playing cards. They kept on playing until it was about twelve o'clock. There was a hole in the wall to throw in turf. At twelve o'clock a lot of turf began to come in through the hole, and the men began to shout for it to be stopped. Some of the men went out and looked in the house and there was nobody there, still the turf came in through the hole. At twelve o'clock the turf stopped coming in.
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2019-02-16 20:53
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Once there was a man living in Mount Salem. One night at twelve o'clock a black man came into where he was. He began to beat him. He beat him until he was black. He told the priest about it. The priest told him to call the next night when the man would come. So he did and the priest came in and read him out before him and put him in the bed of the fire.
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2019-02-16 20:48
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Once upon a time a man was coming home from Coolrain. When he was coming up through the Glebe two grey hounds tied together came out over the ditch and started to eat him. He heard a car coming and kept beating the dogs with a bicycle and when the car came up he jumped up on it and the dogs vanished.
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2019-02-16 20:48
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Once upon a time a man was coming home from Coolrain. When he was coming up through the Glebe two grey hounds tied together came out over the ditch and started to eat him. He heard a car coming and kept beating the dogs with a bicycle and when the car came up he jumped up on it and the dogs vanished.
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2019-02-15 21:24
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Once upon a time a man named Mr Hyde was herding his cattle and there was a rath in the field. He saw a lot of children in the field dressed in green playing and no sticks after could be taken out of the field because they were too heavy.
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2019-02-15 21:21
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Once upon a time a man was ploughing near a wood and when he was nearly finished a young man came out of the wood, and he went around with him then he vanished. It is said that the man was near some money and the little man came out to not let him take it if he found it.
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2019-02-15 21:19
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Once upon a time a man was coming home from Coolrain. When he was coming up through the Glebe two grey hounds tied together came out over the ditch and started to eat him. He heard a car coming and kept beating the dogs with a bicycle and when the car came up he jumped up on it and the dogs vanished.
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2019-02-15 21:18
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Once upon a time a man was coming home from Coolrain. When he was coming up through the Glebe tow grey hounds tied together came out over the ditch and started to eat him. He heard a car coming and kept beating the dogs with a bicycle and when the car came up he jumped up on it and the dogs vanished.
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2019-02-15 21:16
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Once upon a time there was a family of people living in Windsor. One day one of the men was hunting by the River More and he saw a little woman crying and she had a comb and she dropped it. The man picked it up and took it home. That night she came crying to the window for it and the man threw it out through the window to her.
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2019-02-15 21:14
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There is a house in Caher and there is a pot of gold at the end of the house. Long ago there was a soldier minding the gold, and the people that lived there could not have a dog, because every night the soldier and the dog would fight, from ten o'clock until twelve o' clock and the dog would be dead in the morning.
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2019-02-15 21:12
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Once upon a time there was a family of people living in Caher. One morning when they got up there was a black cat on the stool. One of the men got up to put it out and he was not able. Then he got a shovel and he was not able to put it off. Then he went in for the Holy Water and threw it a the cat, and it went up the chimney in a blaze of fire.
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2019-02-15 21:08
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Once upon a time there was a man shot in Ballaghmore. Some time after a Priest had a dog and one night it began barking. The Priest went out and he saw the man on his house pulling the thatch off his house. He told the man to get down but he did not. The priest went in and got his Prayer Book and read him down and put him under a bridge. The people began to get a smell and the Priest had to put him down in a dike in a field.
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2019-02-15 21:03
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Once a man was killed in Cranagh and after that a man was walking along one night, and the man came out of a gate and walked beside him, He told the priest and the Priest had to come three nights on after the other before he met him. Then the Priest told the other man that he was gone to bed.
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2019-02-15 17:53
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When St, Molua of kyle was a young man he got a big stone of tub and filled it with water and blessed it an some time after he died. At that time there was a man living in Caher and he took the tub and put it in a field for the cattle to drink in. One morning when he got up there were twelve cattle dead around the tub, and he had to take it back.
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2019-02-15 17:50
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When St. Molua of Kyle died, the people got a coffin and were taking him to Kyle. When they reached the graveyard a crowd of people met them and wanted to take the coffin. The other people would not give it to them so they started to fight. When they were finished fighting there were two coffins on the road and one crowd of people took one coffin to Kildare and the others took the other to Kyle and it is not known where he is buried.
senior member (history)
2019-02-15 17:47
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Once upon a time a man was going home from rambling. When he was going through Camross he met a crowd of men and they were carrying a coffin. The men put him under the coffin. He had to carry it to Camross Chapel Gate. It was took off his shoulders and he went back and stayed in bed for a week.
senior member (history)
2019-02-15 17:45
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Once upon a time there was a man who had always a deck of cards in his pocket. One night he was coming home from rambling. He had to pass a graveyard. A man stepped up to him and asked him to play him a rubber.
senior member (history)
2019-02-15 17:44
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There was once a boy who was very wild. He would stay out every night. One night he lay on top of a hay cock. During the night he heard a woman go around the hay racking he hair. The boy covered himself with the hay and he died in the hay and they cows eat the hay and died.
senior member (history)
2019-02-15 17:42
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One night a man was in a house rambling. He told the people of the house that he was not afraid to go home. He got a stick and said he would not be afraid when he had the stick. He was not gone far when a dog came out of the ditch and wanted to bite him. He kept it beat back with a stick he went home and died soon after.
senior member (history)
2019-02-15 17:39
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One night a man was minding a sick cow up at Ballaghmore. One night he heard a lorry coming. He lay down while it was passing. He looked up then and saw it was a lorry of rusty guns. The man brought home his cow and the cow died.
senior member (history)
2019-02-15 17:37
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There was once a man who used to stay up late at night. One night when he was sitting at the fire about 12 o' clock something caught him and bit him against the wall. When the man looked up he saw the shadow of a saw and a knife. Soon after the house fell and he was killed.
senior member (history)
2019-02-15 17:35
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One night a man was coming from working. He heard a motor car coming. He got in over the ditch and when it was passing the man looked up and it was a trunk of a tree and a man with no head driving it.
senior member (history)
2019-02-14 22:09
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"Four legs covered with feathers a head and a tail?
Answer: A b