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2019-08-23 08:15
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on on the the opening opening were were ceremony ceremony here here cloakrooms cloakrooms mixed mixed shorter shorter journey journey One of the fireplaces is in a corner of the room. kicking kicking football football
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2019-08-23 08:12
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This new school in Killocrim was opened on last Monday. The Very Rev. Canon Fitzgerald performed the opening ceremony. All our mothers were here on last Monday. It is a nice school. There are two cloakrooms in it. It is mixed school. We have a shorter journey to go to school than before. One of the fireplaces is in a corner of the room. The boys are kicking football every day.
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2019-08-23 08:06
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2019-08-23 08:05
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2019-08-23 08:05
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There the fiddlers were plying their bows with zest and vigour, and dozens of couples were drowing music from the dry earthen floor as they kept time to the lively tunes. The first dance was always led off by the farmer and his smiling wife and any of the older people of the neighbourhood who happened to be present; and their execution of the measure never failed to call forth hearty tears.
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2019-08-23 08:05
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There the fiddlers were plying their bows with zest vigour, and dozens of couples were drowing music from the dry earthen floor as they kept time to the lively tunes. The first dance was always led off by the farmer and his smiling wife and any of the older people of the neighbourhood who happened to be present; and their execution of the measure never failed to call forth hearty tears.
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always, always, always,
vigour, vigour, vigour,
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2019-08-23 08:01
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Still does wexford brood on that gory year when a priest fired the heather and the peasant army rose in indignation to a people's wrongs, to trudge for a while from victory to victory. What if they were beaten on cruel Vinegar Hill? What if those stout hearts were pierced? They did not fail. They struck into the slow blood of their country a fire that never was quenched.
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2019-08-23 08:01
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Still does Wexford brood on that gory year when a priest fired the heather and the peasant army rose in indignation to a people's wrongs, to trudge for a while from victory to victory. What if they were beaten on cruel Vinegar Hill? What if those stout hearts were pierced? They did not fail. They struck into the slow blood of their country a fire that never was quenched.
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gory, gory, gory,
they, they, they,
senior member (history)
2019-08-23 07:58
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At evening the sun lingers over this last of old Europe, and there is a twilight longer than any twilight in the world, blue overhead and reddish golden on the horizon, so that you wonder if you have not died in some gentle afternoon sleep and are wandering now on the edge of the promised peaceful country.
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horizon horizon horizon
wandering wandering wandering
country country country
afternoon afternoon afternoon
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2019-08-23 07:56
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At evening the sun lingers over this last of old Europe, and there is a twilight longer than any twilight in the world, blue overhead and reddish golden on the horizon, so that you wonder if you have not died in some gentle afternoon sleep and are wandering now on the edge of the promised peaceful country.
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2019-08-23 07:55
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When he arrived at the place he did not see the devil at all.
Long ago when children were going to school on St Patrick's Day they wore crosses on their left shoulders. The cross was made of all kinds of ribbons. They wore it on every St Patrick's Day.
There was a amn long ago who lived in Ballybunnion. His name was Dan Caughlin. He caught the "Luragadan". He said that the "Luragadan" ran along the tops of the bushes.
One night as the man was coming home from the village drunk he followed the "Luragadan" along the tops of the trees. When he went home to his wife she asked who tore his trousers. He said that he was
senior member (history)
2019-08-23 07:50
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following the "Luragadan". The next night he was coming home sober and the same thing happened. His wife asked him who tore his trousers he said that he was following the "Luragadan".
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2019-08-23 07:48
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About forty years ago Mr Sandes house was in ruins. It is now owned by Mr Healy (has now was in ruins). He built the dwelling out of the stones. It was burned.
About five years ago as my uncle was coming home from town in the night time at about one o'clock he saw the devil on the road. He stooped down. He saw that it was about four feet long. It had a big head with two big horns. When he said "Cush" he flew up on the trees.
The next night he brought a big stick with him to find out if it was the devil or not.
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2019-08-23 07:43
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6. What is the difference between a School Master like a stamp?
Ans. The School Master licks with a stick and the stamp sticks with a lick.
7. It's black as ink, as white as snow and it hops on the road like hailsnow?
Ans. A magpie.
8. If I built a wall from this to Donegoll what height would it be?
Ans. The height of nonsense.
9. What ship carries the most passengers?
Ans. Courtship.
10. The king of England gave the Queen of Nortumberland a bottomless thing to put flesh, blood, and bone in it?
Ans. A ring.
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2019-08-23 07:37
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1. It's here, it's there, it's everywhere, it's down in Castle Harbout, it takes a bite as big as a horse and never swallows it after.
Ans. A scythe.
2. I went up the road and down the road and carried the road on my back.
Ans. A ladder.
3. Why does a hen cross the road?
Ans. Because she wants to get to the other side.
4. What part of the cow goes out the gate first?
Ans. Her breath.
5. Why does a cow look over the ditch?
Ans. Because she can't look under it.
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2019-08-23 07:33
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There was once a man who was always carrying bogdeal to town and whatever money he would get he would drink it. He was asleep inside in the rail and a few men made up a plan. They lifted the man out of the car and took the wheels off the car and took the rail off the car and took the ginit from the car. They carried the car into the house and put the wheels under and put the rail on it and put the man into it and put the ginit under it. When the man woke in the morning he thought it was the goyes that put him into the house and he never drank any more.
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2019-08-23 07:27
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When a dog gets the corrie give him a knob of blue stone for three days but get it back in his throat.
When a horse is sick keep him in the stable and give medicine:-
If there is a thorn in your leg get a foxe's tongue:-
Put the foxe's tongue upto your leg with a rag and let it there until the morning and then take it off and the thorn will come out with it.
If you will get a burn of a nettle rub a dogleaf to it:-
If a person has pneumonia get a frog and rub the back of the frog to the person's tongue:-
If you will get a sprain in your leg rub garlic to it.
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2019-08-23 07:26
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When a dog gets the cure give him a knob of blue stone for three days but get it back in his throat.
When a horse is sick keep him in the stable and give medicine:-
If there is a thorn in your leg get a foxe's tongue:-
Put the foxe's tongue upto your leg with a rag and let it there until the morning and then take it off and the thorn will come out with it.
If you will get a burn of a nettle rub a dogleaf to it:-
If a person has pneumonia get a frog and rub the back of the frog to the person's tongue:-
If you will get a sprain in your leg rub garlic to it.
senior member (history)
2019-08-23 07:20
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Then Then foot it foot it draw draw their their July July drawing drawing into into rail rail rick rick thatch it thatch it through through If If were were light light
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2019-08-23 07:16
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In March we cut the turf and let it there for a time. Then we will turn and foot it and make it into stools.
Some farmers draw home their turf in July. When they are drawing home the turf they will carry the car into the bog. About three stools would fill the rail. When we have it all at home we clamp the rick and then thatch it so the rain would not go down through it. If the turf were wet it would be hard to light the fire.
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2019-08-23 07:13
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On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the races were held in Listowel. There were more in the Market this year than last year. The two markets were crowded with shows. There were more horses at the races last year than this year. There were more people at the races last year than this year. I went to the races on Tuesday, and Wednesday.
I enjoyed the races very well. I saw the five races from the market every day. I went into the Bumpers with my father. The cost of the drive was six-pence.
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2019-08-23 07:12
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with shows shows there there enjoyed enjoyed well well into into Bumpers Bumpers The The drive drive
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2019-08-23 07:09
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On On Tuesday, Tuesday and Thursday Thursday There There Market Market Markets Markets croweled croweled with
senior member (history)
2019-08-23 07:06
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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the races were held in Listowel. There were more in the Market this year than last year. The two markets were crowded with shows. There were more horses at the races last year than this year. There were more people at the races last year than this year. I went to the races on Tuesday, and Wednesday.
I enjoyed the races very well. I saw the five races from the market every day. I went into the Bumpers with my father. The cost of the drive was six-pence.
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2019-08-21 07:54
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The name of my townland is Gurtnaminch in the parish of Listowel and in the barony of O'Connor. The number of families is twenty one. These are their names as follows and the number of people in brackets after their names:-
Patrick Hegarty (6)
John Collins (4)
Dan Joy (7)
Terence O'Connor (1)
Michael Hayes (3)
Moss Enright (7)
Mrs Neville (3)
Patrick Connell (3)
Thomas McCarthys (2)
John Dee (2)
James Kissane (4)
Thimity Hayes (5)
John McCarthy (3)
William Harnett (4)
Jerry Purtell (5)
Mrs Buckley (3)
Michael Barrett (4)
Michael Barrett (4)
Mrs Ryan (1)
Patrick Enright (9)
John Horgan (7)
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2019-08-21 07:47
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January January
February February
March March
April April
May May
June June
July July
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2019-08-21 07:45
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Sunday Sunday
Monday Monday
Tuesday Tuesday
Wednesday Wednesday
Thursday Thursday
Friday Friday
Saturday Saturday
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2019-08-21 07:41
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house to Ennismore and it is said that if you built a house on any of these paths that the house would never be lucky.
Before the bridge at Finuge was built the people used to cross the river.
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2019-08-21 07:40
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road. One of the bog roads is about twenty yards to the right of my house. It is about a mile in length. The other road is about a mile in length. It begins Patrick Enright's.
All these roads were made about the famine time so as to give work to poor people who had nothing to eat. Most of the roads were made by people from other districts where the famine occured and their pay was sixpence a day.
There are also a number of paths through the bog and those were made about one hundred and fifty years ago. There is one leading from my
senior member (history)
2019-08-21 07:35
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All the roads in this district are:- Gurtnaminch road, Ennismore road, Horgans road, Greenville road and there are two bog roads near my house.
The Gurtnaminch road begins at about thirty yards from Killocrim National School and it ends at Patrick Enright's of Beenamilane. The Ennismore road begins at Harnette's railway gates and it ends at Mrs
Horgan's road begins at Horgan's cross and ends at Finuge bridge.
The Greenville road begins at Markey's bridge and ends at scortley cross and the two bog roads lead from Gurtnaminch
senior member (history)
2019-08-21 07:29
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long distances spinning on the roads.
3. We also in the evening have big jumps. We get first two long straight sticks and put them in the ground. We put a rope or a thin stick across it so as to be able to low or heighten it when wanted. The person who was taking the jump had to stand about nine yards from the jump. Then he had to run for it jump or fall.
We play jumping in another way as well. This kind of jumping is called a long jump. The person had to toe the line and jump what ever length he could.
4. In the houses in the country we play cards. The games we play are:- "The old Maid", "The Donkey", "Domino", "Patience" and the game
senior member (history)
2019-08-21 07:22
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them in an other way. The marble is put in the centre a two boys on at each side of the marble. Each about three feet from the marble. The boy with the most marbles that should put the marble on the ground and the other boy to "pink" and who ever hit the marble should leave a marble on the ground after him for the next to pink.
2. We also play tops in the country and the kind of tops we play are flat tops. We also make whips out of a cord or of a piece of string. When we want to put the tops spinning we run it with our fingers then we hold flogging it with our whips to keep it spinning. We take them
senior member (history)
2019-08-21 07:17
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1. Football.
2. Hurling.
3. Marbles.
4. Tops.
5. Jumping.
5. Card playing.
1. We play marbles in two or three different ways. We make a "ring" at first and put a number of marbles into it. Then the person whom you were going to play had to stand about three yards back from the ring. If the person whom you were playing hit a marble and drove it out of the ring and if his own marble stayed inside he would get nothing for it. We also play
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2019-08-21 07:09
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afterwards rotted in the pits. When this was going on the government decided to give work to the poor people and their pay was sixpence per day. They also gave yellow meal to the people to keep them from dying. When the people were sewing the potato seed the following year they only made a hole in the ground and put the seed into it and put the manure on top of the seed and closed the hole again. The following season for digging the potatoes they were as bad.
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2019-08-21 07:05
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The famine did not do much harm in this district although there was a very thick population before it.
There was very moist weather for a long time and this which caused the blight. The stalks began to turn yellow and the people did not know what to do with them. When it was time to dig the potatoes they were all rotten in the ridges and any of them which were not rotten,
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2019-08-20 07:52
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James carmody was a local Poet. He composed many songs. He died in 1936 aged 98 years. He was born in 1838 and was a poet and singer from childhood. He wrote many songs one of which was in memory of George Hewson. The people treated him very kindly and he was always welcome everywhere he went. He was a farmer and has daughters and sons living yet. He never wrote any of his songs or poems.
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2019-08-20 07:49
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There are many forts in our district, there are two in the townland of Ballyhorgan. There is a big blackthorn tree growing in the middle of the fort. The ditch around the fort is made of stone and earth. There are whitethorn trees grown in the ditch of the fort. There was a light seen in the fort in Ballyhorgan last winter. It is said that the Danes first brought the furze bush to Ireland to shelter their forts.
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2019-08-20 07:45
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The different tribes of tinkers that visit our district are the O'Brians, Carthys. They make baskets and sell them for six pence or a shilling. They make tables and chairs and sell them. They sell combs and candlesticks and holy pictures and brooches. They also beg for flour and meal and other things that support life. They travel in car from place to place and they sometimes stay on the side of the road near some shady place and remain there for a couple of days.
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2019-08-20 07:42
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How to make a hat out of rushes, get some rushes and plait them and get some loose rushes and put them in the other part of the hat.
The children long ago used make chairs of rushes and this is the way it was done. First there was a single rush put round the palm of the hand. Then there was a rush put around the palm of your hand and the first one doubled on it and all the rest put on the same way until the chair was made.
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2019-08-20 07:37
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The people are not permitted to fish from six o'clock on Saturday morning to six o'clock on Monday morning. They cast lots to see which of them would be the first to fish. If two people were fishing together they would divide the fish caught between them. It is a free fishery from Ballyhorgan Quay to the Cashen. They say the rosary before they go out fishing and take a bottle of holy water with them for safety.
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2019-08-20 07:29
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are lucky days. People would not like to start building a house on Monday or Friday. People would not start ploughing on a Saturday because they say it would never be finished.
The Cross Day of the Year is St Brigid's Eve. The two last days in March and the three first days in April are the days of the old cow.
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2019-08-20 07:24
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The old people long ago used to dye their clothes with a plant of heather. It would be boiled and put into the juice and then dye the clothes. This is how the people long ago used make candles. They would bury fat of cattle in the bogs and leave it there until it would be fit to melt it and [?] it into shapes.
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2019-08-20 07:19
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her nest with sops and hair.
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2019-08-20 07:19
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These are the wild birds we have in this district. The black bird, the thrush, the robin, the williewagtail, the crow, the magpie, the corn-crake, the gay thrush, the wild geese, wild ducks, swans, a linnet, yellowhammer, a pigeon, curlew, a wren, a gall crow.
The robin builds her nest in the side of a ditch. The black bird builds her nest in bushes. The thrush builds her nest in bushes and lays five eggs. The crow builds her nest in high trees and lays two eggs. The wild duck builds her nest in the side of a river and lays five eggs. The pigeon builds her nest on a top of a tree and lays four eggs. She builds
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2019-08-20 07:09
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There is a well between Abbeydorney and Causeway. Once when a priest was saying Mass there soldiers came on with blood-hounds. The priest and the people thought that they were caught. Three weathers sprang up from the well and ran towards the sea and the priest and the people escaped. There is a mass rock at Weathers' well.
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2019-08-20 07:06
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There was a great flood in 1926. It was raining for two days and nights. The flood hunted people out of their houses. It went up as far as Finuge. It carried away Horgan's hay. It did a great lot of harm. It drowned cattle and sheep.
Thunder and lightning does a great lot of harm in some places. It knocked houses and killed people. The lightning we had ten years ago killed cows and horses. We had a long period of dry weather in 1914. The heat was so great that several birds died with thirst. Wells and streams all dried up.
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2019-08-19 07:47
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There were several poets in out district long ago and one of them was Patrick O'Connor. He was a horse trainer at Ennismore in George Hewson's time.
He wrote a poem "In Memory of George Hewson". He was born in Banmore. He is now a horse trainer in the Curragh. He also wrote a poem called The Shades of Ennismore and Green Robed Ennismore.
There was another great poet in the district, his name was James Carmody. He was born in the year 1838 and he died in 1936. He was then 98 years old. He made many good songs and poetry. He
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2019-08-19 07:42
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Gurtacrissane. The man's name was Patrick Harnett of Gurtnaminch.
Another evening a man was coming from Listowel. He was living alone in his house so he went into the fort to pick some sticks for he knew there would be no fire before him. He had a nice bundle of sticks picked when he saw a woman. He knew her well but he knew she was dead. He got in dread and he threw away the sticks and ran away home. After that he never went near the fort.
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2019-08-19 07:29
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of thirty one.
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2019-08-19 07:28
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composed the Praises of Ennismore.
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2019-08-19 07:27
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twelve o'clock. He was coming through the field in which the fort was in, for it was a short cut to his house. The path in which he had to go was only about five feet from the passage of the fort. As he was just about to pass the door of the fort, he saw standing on the passage before him a woman dressed in brown and white hair and there was a kight coming from her eyes and she held a stick in her white hands. She made a glaum and caught the man and she beat the man until he was black. It was morning when he arrived home. He went to bed and the following day he died.
The woman was the late wife of Patrick Dillon of
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2019-08-19 07:21
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There are a number of fairy forts round the district. One in the town-land of Gurtacrissane and two in the town-land of Ballyhorgan.
The one in the town land of Gurtacrissane is known by the name of a fort. There is a fence of stones and black thorn trees, round. It is circular in shape. There is a passage open in it and it is about two feet wide.
The fence is about four feet high and in the centre of the fort there is a large hole and the hole is covered with boyrs.
One night a young man was coming from Dromlough hall at
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2019-08-19 07:15
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and charge a big price for them. They stay in one place for about a month. They live in a caravan. It is very easy to know where they were, for they leave old clothes and old shoes after them.
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2019-08-19 07:13
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Travelling folk is another name for the tinkers and they visit our house very often. They take small articles with them and the people buy them. They ask alms in every house and the alms they ask are:- a few eggs, a couple of potatoes or a grain of flour. The names of the different tribes of tinkers are:- the O'Brians the Carthys and the Donovans and they usually put up at the end of the foot path in Greenville or at Coolnaleen Cross.
They come round at big fair days and at Christmas and also at the races. They buy the tin and make the articles. They make sauspans, pannies, tin cans and gallons
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2019-08-19 07:08
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inches long and about a qtr inch wide. The tongue of the shoe is about three ins in length and two in width. The tongue is holed and the two ends of the rubber are stuck into the holes in the tongue and tied with a waxed cord. Also the fork is notched and the two other ends of the rubber are tied to it with a waxed cord.
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2019-08-19 07:04
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Tops were made long ago in the houses at home out of a spool in which tread was twisted. The spool has to be pared and then a bit of steel stuck through the centre of it so as to make it spin. This is not done now.
Whistles were also made long ago of stems of oats. The stem was cut at each side of a knot and then cut tiny holes and a hole in the end of one knot and then it was made.
Catapults were made long ago of two strips of rubber, a tongue of a shoe and a fork of a tree. The strips of rubber were about eight
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2019-08-19 06:58
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There are two ropes on every net, a cork rope and a lead rope and their length is sixty four yds.
When a man is fishing he takes a man with him in the boat to throw out the net. A man also remains on the bank to hold the rope but he cannot stay standing he must keep moving.
It is also a law that the must keep within seven feet of the other bank this is called the Queen's Path.
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2019-08-19 06:55
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rosary is said in every house.
The people take their boats and nets to the river in a donkey and car. When it is moving near the time the bailiffs are standing on the bank to see the licenses.
Then the lots are drawn to know which person will get first haul, second and so on till they all get their haul.
It is a law that any one can-not fish from six o'clock on Saturday morning to six o'clock on Monday morning.
The boats are twelve feet long and the nets are ninety five yds and the oars ten feet.
The oars are made of elm
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2019-08-19 06:50
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The net fishing season opened on April 1st. Many of the people in the district go fishing with boats. The boats are made of timber and then tarred. The tar has to be boiled and the boat is to be tarred. Also the nets are tarred and they have to be left for a few days to dry. On the night on which the season opens the people sprinkle holy water on the nets and on their boats also. They take a bottle of holy water with them in their boats. Also medals and holy badges are put on the boats.
On the opening night the
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2019-08-16 07:51
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now there is no definite day laid down. The reehy days or the "Days of the old Cow" are:- the three last days of March and the first two days in April.
On May Eve cures for certain sicknesses are applied. People pay rounds to Blessed wells on that day.
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2019-08-16 07:49
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In the country, farmers would not start ploughing on a Saturday. They say that the work would never be finished.
A person would not start building a house on a Monday. He would wait until Tuesday.
The people round this district would not change from one house to another on a Friday or Monday. They would either go on a Tuesday or Saturday.
Long ago it was a custom by the old people to set the oats, barley and wheet on a Wednesday in February.
All the potatoes long ago used to be set before St Patrick's Day but
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2019-08-16 07:45
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tie a small meshed net on to a salmon net so as to catch white trout. The name of the small net is a "cauteen".
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2019-08-16 07:44
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The people round the district make chairs and sell them in the market every Friday and fair days. They buy the timber and prepare it for the chairs. The implements used are:- a chisel, plain, saw and gimlet.
When a man is thatching he uses a leather for the palm of his hand, also a knife to cut the thatch. He uses a bundle of straw or rushes tied with a rope and cut short for the scallops. This is called a "darby".
This is forbidden by the Board of Fishery and if a person was caught by the bailiffs he would be summoned and fined heavily. That is to
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The curlew builds in a bog. The nest is made of heath and lined with bog cotton. She lays three blue eggs.
The crane builds on top of a tree. The nest is of sops and she lays six brown eggs. If a person came under the tree and on the ground bones of fish and eels.
The green plover builds in a wet place near a river. The nest is made of rushes
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nest named the veet and puts the egg into the nest. When the young cuckoo comes out and when she is a couple of days old she has a hallow in her back and throws the little birds out of the nest and has all the food for herself.
The corn crake builds in a meadow. The nest is only scooped and she lays six brownish eggs.
The crow builds in top of a tree. The nest is made of cippins. She lays white eggs.
The starling builds in a hole in a tree. The nest is made of hay and sticks. She lays four brown eggs.
The jackdaw builds in a chimney of a house. The nest is made of sticks and she lays four white eggs
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2019-08-16 07:28
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in a black thorn tree. The nest is made of hair and lined with feathers. She lays four white eggs with brown spots. The yellow-hammer builds in a ditch. The nest is made of moss and she lays three white eggs.
"Willie the sink"'s nest is made in a groag of turf. The nest is made of sops of hay and lined with feathers. She lays five brown eggs.
The tom tit builds in the wall of an old house. The nest is made of feathers and she lays six blue eggs.
The sparrow builds her nest in the eve of an old house. The nest is made of sops and lined with feathers. She lays three brown eggs.
The cuckoo builds no nest but lays her egg in front of a little bird's
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2019-08-16 07:21
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is made of sops and feathers. She lays four brown eggs.
The wild duck builds no nest but scrapes the ground and lays twelve blue eggs.
The water hen builds her nest on a lump of earth on the side of the river. The nest is made of weeds and she lays three white eggs with black dots.
The pigeon builds her nest in an ivy bush. The nest is made of sticks and straw, hay and feathers. She lays two eggs and their colour is brown.
The bullfinch builds her nest in a white thorn tree. The nest is made of hair and feathers. She lays three blue eggs.
The gold finch builds her nest
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four eggs and their colour is blue.
The grouse builds her nest in high heath. The nest is also made of heather and lined with moss. She lays three white eggs.
The linnet builds her nest in a furze bush or in high heath. The nest is made of sops of hay and lined with feathers. She lays five blue eggs.
The chaffinch builds her nest in a white thorn tree. The nest is made of straw and lined with feathers. She lays six white eggs.
The hawk builds in a hole in a bank of turf. Her nest is made of cipping sops and lined with moss. She lays four white eggs.
The lark builds in a bog. Her nest
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moss. She lays five eggs. Their eggs are blue with black dots.
The robin builds her nest in a hole in a ditch or in a shoe. The nest is made of sops and lined with feathers. She lays five white eggs with brown dots.
The wren builds her nest in the thatch of a house. The nest is made of moss and lined with feathers. She lays from ten to twelve white eggs with blue spots in them.
The owl builds in a cluster of bushes. The nest is made of straw. She lays four white eggs with black dots.
The magpie builds on top of a high tree. The nest is made of bits of sticks and the eggs are brown.
The snipe builds her nest in a cow track. The nest is made of fionán and lined with bog cotton. She lays
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2019-08-16 06:58
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These are the wild birds we have in this district:- The Blackbird, Robin, Thrush, wren, jaythrush, Wild ducks, Wild geese, Curlew, Pigeon, linnet, yellowhammer, williewagtail, crain, magpie, Swan, crow, and sgall-crow, sea gull. Robin builds her nest in the side of a ditch. She builds her nest with moss and hair. She lays five eggs.
The blackbird builds her nest in bushes. She makes her nest with sops and lines it with mud. She lays five eggs. Their eggs are blue with brown spots. A thrush builds her nest with sops and mud. She builds her nest in bushes. She lays five eggs. The colour of the eggs is white with brown spots. A crow builds her nest with cipins and lines it with mud. She lays two eggs. She builds her nest on the top of a tree. The pigeon
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2019-08-16 06:57
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These are the wild birds we have in this district:- blackbird, thrush, robin, wren, owl, magpie, snipe, grouse, linnet, chaffinch, hawk, lark, sea gull, wild duck, wild goose, pheasant, wood-cock, water hen, pigeon, bull-finch, gold-finch, yellow-hammer, willie the sink, tom tit, sparrow, cuckoo, jackdaw, curlew, crane, green plover, swan, jack-snipe.
The blackbird builds her nest in the side of a ditch or in a furze bush. The nest is made of sops and lined with feathers. She lays four or five blue eggs.
The thrush builds her nest in a white thorn tree. The nest is made of sops of hay and plastered with mud and lined with feathers and
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2019-08-14 08:05
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builds her nest with cipins. She lays two eggs of a white colour. A wren builds her nest in a bog. She lays twentyone eggs. Their eggs are white with brown spots. A swallow builds her nest in a house. She lays three eggs of a white colour. A yellowhammer builds her nest in the side of a ditch. She lays three eggs. The eggs are white with brown spots. She builds her nest with moss. The wild duck builds her nest in a bank of a river. She makes her nest inside in a hole. She lays twelve eggs. The eggs are of a white colour.
A jaythrush builds her nest in a sally tree. She makes her nest with moss. She lays six eggs of a white colour.
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2019-08-14 07:58
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These are the wild birds we have in this district:- The Blackbird, Robin, Thrush, wren, jaythrush, Wild ducks, Wild geese, Curlew, Pigeon, linnet, yellowhammer, williewagtail, crain, magpie, Swan, crow, and sgall-crow, sea gull. Robin builds her nest in the side of a ditch. She builds her nest with moss and hair. She lays five eggs. are blue with white dots on them.
The blackbird builds her nest in bushes. She makes her nest with sops and lines it with mud. She lays five eggs. Their eggs are blue with brown spots. A thrush builds her nest with sops and mud. She builds her nest in bushes. She lays five eggs. The colour of the eggs is white with brown spots. A crow builds her nest with cipins and lines it with mud. She lays two eggs. She builds her nest on the top of a tree. The pigeon
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2019-08-14 07:44
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Weathers' Well is between Causeway and Abbeydorney. There is a Massrock at Weathers' Well. A priest was saying Mass there during the penal times and a number of people were gathered there to hear Mass. As the priest (and the people) was saying Mass soldiers came towards them with blood-hounds and the priest and the people thought they were caught but three weathers sprand up from the ground and went off towards the sea and the blood-hounds went after them. So the people and the priest made their escape.
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2019-08-14 07:38
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There was a big flood in June 1926. It flowed in over the banks and went up to Finuge. It went into many houses and lasted for two days and a night. There was very dry weather last summer. It lasted for two weeks. When the people were saving the hay it was so warm that they were not able to withstand the heat in the meadows.
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2019-08-14 07:35
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The burning of the railway bridge the time of the Tans. There was a man nearly drowned river fail. Cooks house was burning the time of the Tans. There was a man killed on the railway line. There was a boy drowned in the river fail his name was Patrick Connley. He was living on Drummon road.
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2019-08-14 07:33
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On Christmas Eve we light six candles in the house. We put one on each window. There is a crib on the window. The candles are lighted at seven o'clock on Christmas Eve. It is my father that lights the candles and they are left lighting all the night. The candles are lighted on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and Little Christmas Eve. The crib is put on the kitchen window and small coloured candles are lighted outside the crib. On St. Stephan's Day the wren boys carry a wren on a branch of holly.
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2019-08-14 07:28
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7. If a cat turns his back to the fire its a sign of rain.
8. If the dust is rising off the roads it is the sign of rain.
9. If the smoke is going up straight its a sign of good weather.
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2019-08-14 07:26
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1. If the sun goes down very red it is the sign of good weather.
2. If it goes down pale it is the sign of bad weather.
3. If there is a ring round the moon its a sign of bad weather.
4. If the clouds were low and moving very quickly it would be the sign of bad weather.
5. If there was a rainbow in the sky it would be the sign of rain.
6. If the wind is from the east it is the sign of frost and from the west, rain.
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2019-08-14 07:21
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There are potatoes growing in our farm at home about a half acre of them. They are set in ridges and in drills. The potatoes are cut in two sgiolláins with an eye in each. When the stalks are up above the ground they are "risen to" and are "risen to" again when the stalks are about a foot high. In July the potatoes are sprayed to prevent the blight. In September the potatoes are dug and are put into pits. The pits are covered with scraws and risus.
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2019-08-14 07:17
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There are many weeds growing in our farm at home. The names are chicken weed, crow weed. Yellow root is for poisoning fish and fenns. Thistles grow on rich land and rushes grow on poor land. Caistreabhán is for feeding pigs and hens. Nettles are also used for feeding pigs and hens and chickens.
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Cronin 6
Dowling 5
Sheehan 8
Joy 4
Kennelly 6
Mc Carthy 4
Sheehan 2
Kennelly 10
Connoll 4
Treacy 3
Treacy 4
Hannon 5
Sheehy 1
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2019-08-14 07:12
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I live in the town land of Finuge. In the parish of Lixnaw in the barony of Clanmaurice.
Galvin 4
Davis 3
Leary 6
Whelen 5
Buckley 10
Buckley 7
O'Connor 8
O'Connor 5
Murphy 2
Scward 5
Sullivan 4
Mc Carthy 4
Sullivan 5
Hennessy 2
Woulfe 2
Woulfe 5
Sheehan 4
Kelly 6
Halpin 5
Horgan 3
Sheehan 4
Cussin 7
Deenihan 3
O Regan 6
Leane 6
Dillon 7
Mc Carthy 2
Kelly 4
Mc Evoy 6
Sheehy 5
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2019-08-14 07:08
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The road leaving from Listowel is going to Tralee and to Lixnaw. There is a road in Kellerhers land it is not being used for years. There is a mud fence across the river at "Praty" about five feet wide. This served as a crossing place in days gone by.
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2019-08-14 07:05
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There are two forts in the townland of Ballyhorgan. The fort in the pound is called the Black fort because it is enclosed by a hedge of Blackthorn trees. In the fort is a big iron flag down about a foot in the ground and a ring on top of it. The other fort is fringed with a wall of stone. The land where the fort is owned by Mr. Aurtan Goodman.
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2019-08-14 07:01
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There are many kinds of travelling people in the district. Certain times of the year the travelling people come around a few days before big fairs and stay at Coolnaleen Cross. The tinkers go in bands, made up sometimes of a couple of families. In my district the tinkers stay for three days and during that time they go around selling tables and other small articles.
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2019-08-14 06:58
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1. A crib is made in this way. Tack four sticks together for tha frame and then get elder rods and tie them with twine. Keep on sloping to the top. Put a perch in the crib for the bird hop up on it. Then you will get a fork and put the fork in the ground. You will put bread under the crib and when the bird will see the bread under the crib she will perch on the bow, the fork will give from the crib and the bird will be trapped inside.
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2019-08-14 06:54
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The people are not allowed to fish from six o'clock on Saturday morning to six o'clock on Monday morning. They cast lots to see which of them would be the first to fish. If two men are fishing together they divide the fish between them. It is a free fishery from Ballyhorgan Quay to the Cashen. They cast lots for the first haul but in our district they give the first hall to Mick Costello because it is on his banks they fish. Before going out fishing people say the rosary and sprinkle holy water on the nets.
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2019-08-14 06:50
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The Beehy days or the "Days of the Old Cow" are the two last days of March and the first two days of April. A Man would not go building a house on a Saturday or on a Monday, he would wait until Tuesday.
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2019-08-13 07:40
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1. Marbles
2. Football
3. Hurling
4. Jumping
1. A game of marbles is played in this way. Draw a ring on the floor and put a marble in it. You will draw a line about five feet away from the ring and behind that line you will stand to pink.
2 and 3. Football and hurling are games that are played in every district.
4. Get two sticks about five feet high and drive them in the ground and get a piece of hemp about the same length and tie it the high you will think you will jump.
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2019-08-13 07:34
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The only local poet I heard of was Patrick O'Connor. He was hired by Mr. Hewson of Ennismore for training horses. One of the poems was "The Shades of Ennismore". This poem was written in English. He was a noted horse trainer throughout the country and he rode after the hounds in Kildare.
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2019-08-13 07:31
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These are the names of the forges Cantys and Kirbys. In the townland of Ballyhorgan there is a forge owned by a man named Kirby. It has been in his for a very long time. The two forges are built longside a stream. Kirby's forge is covered with tarbarrels and Canty's forge is covered with felt. The doors of the forges are high and wide. One fire place and a bellows. They shoe horses and asses. They shoe wheels in the open air. He
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2019-08-13 07:27
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very rare. There was an old saying long ago that it was the life of an old shoe to polish it.
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2019-08-13 07:26
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Long ago children used be up to twelve or fourteen years before they wore shoes. I knew one person who never wore a shoe or boots in her life. Some children go without shoes all the year round. Most children go without shoes in summer. There is no shoe-maker in the district nearer than Lixnaw or Listowel. In some families they have a turn for the trade. The clogs were made in foreign countries but were worn locally long ago. They are worn yet but they are
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2019-08-13 07:22
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There is a hole on the side of the churn to let in the air. Butter was made once a week in winter and two times a week in summer. The woman of the house makes the butter. They make the butter in a churn. The churning is done by hand. The churn was rolled. When there are grains on top of the milk you know when the butter is made. They put water in the milk to make it gather quickly. They let off the milk first. They take out the butter then and wash it and salt it.
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2019-08-13 07:18
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These are the animals we have at home.
Cows
Calves
Hens
Ducks
Horses
Pigs
Chickens
Dogs
Asses
Ducks
Turkeys
I have cows called the following names: Kerry, Blue, Black, Guerin, Crowley, Grey Heifer, Blue Heifer.
In driving the cows in and out of a field we say how how. The walls of the stall are built of stone. It is covered with corrugated iron. There are walls between every cow and the cows are tied by the neck with chains.
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2019-08-13 07:14
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On St Patrick's day the people wear shamrock in their coats and the old men wear it in their hats. On St John's night we light a bonfire at the side of the road.
On Shrove Tuesday the people get married and the people rope the road and stop them and get money from them.
On chalk Sunday the people chalk on the back to show the people that are not married.
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2019-08-13 07:11
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Don't throw out the dirty water until you have the clean water in.
Weep and you weep alone.
The early bird catches the early worm.
Heaven helps those who help themselves.
It's a long road which has no turning.
The longest way round is the safest way home.
A stitch in time saves nine.
As long as a wet Sunday.
As dry as a bone.
Between two stools you fall to the ground.
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2019-08-13 07:08
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In olden times bread was made from Wheat. It was growing locally. The querns were used make potato cakes and stampy and oat-meal bread. Long ago enough of bread was made for a week. There were marks cut on the top of the cake and this is done yet. The bread was made in an oven or a griddle.
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2019-08-13 07:05
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Then it was twenty one men at the side.
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2019-08-13 07:05
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Long ago they had no goals it was parish against parish. The ball would be thrown up in the air and the best side to kick it home won. They used have no referee. Then they began to decide it in the one field. They put down goals. The post used to be eighteen feet apart. There were two other posts put 20 feet out from each of those goal posts. If the ball went between the two inner posts it would be a goal. If the ball went between one of the inner and outer posts it would be a point
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2019-08-13 07:01
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Once there was a boy and his mother was dead. He would not obey his father. He went away. He was gone a few miles before he got lodgings. Every job he got he used be late for work. After being that way for six years he returned home and was glad to have his father before him and he obeyed him then.
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2019-08-13 06:59
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repair horrows, spades, shovels, pickes and ploughs.
What the people used eat in olden times. They used eat three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper. They used work before they used eat in the morning. They had Indian meal bread for their breakfast. Potatoes for their dinner. Indian meal bread and milk for their supper.
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2019-08-13 06:55
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The landlord that was in this district was Lord Listowel. When Lord Listowel got money from his tenants he used to go over to England and spend it.
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2019-08-13 06:54
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They are held in towns. They are held once a fortnight. You must pay toll on cattle when they are sold. There is luck money given in animals when they are sold. It is called the "luck pinny". Some times they are marked with chalk and more times they are cut with a scissors. When an animal is sold the halter and rope is given away. There is a special fair for horses and pigs. There are three big fairs in the year, May fair, July fair and the October fair.
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2019-08-12 08:15
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In the cry of the seagull as he winged his solitary flight over the Atlantic waves, in the shriek of the eagle as he wheeled the heights of the Kerry mountains, in the note of the thrastle as she sang her evening lay in the woods of Slieve Gort, in the roar of the cataract as it foamed and splashed down the rocky ravine, in the sob of the ocean as it beat unceasingly against the cliffs of Achill, in the sigh of the wind as it moved, ghostlike, through the oaks of Derrybawn - in all these sounds the ancient Gael heard a music unheard by other men, all these sounds spoke to his inmost heart in whispers mysterious but half understood.
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winged winged flight flight Atlantic Atlantic shriek eagle eagle
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2019-08-12 08:13
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In the cry of the seagull as he winged his solitary flight over the Atlantic waves, in the shriek of the eagle as he wheeled the heights of the Kerry mountains, in the note of the thrastle as she sang her evening lay in the woods of Slieve Gort, in the roar of the cataract as it foamed and splashed down the rocky ravine, in the sob of the ocean as it beat unceasingly against the cliffs of Achill, in the sigh of the wind as it moved, ghostlike, through the oaks of Derrybawn - in all these sounds the ancient Gael heard a music unheard by other men, all these sounds spoke to his inmost heart in whispers mysterious but half understood.
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2019-08-12 08:03
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The terms which the farmers gave their labourers are an almost unique product of Irish industrial live. It was known as the cottier system, the "cottiers" being the great majority of the persons employed as agricultural labouers. They were also the great majority of the Catholic population.
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2019-08-12 08:01
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longer longer longer
reddish reddish reddish
horizon horizon horizon
sleep sleep sleep
edge edge edge
promised promised promised
peaceful peaceful peaceful
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2019-08-12 07:59
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At evening the sun lingers over this last of old Europe, and there is a twilight longer than any twilight in the world, blue overhead and reddish golden on the horizon, so that you wonder if you have not died in some gentle afternoon sleep and are wandering now on the edge of the promised peaceful country.
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twilight twilight twilight
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2019-08-12 07:58
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heather heather heathe
peasant peasant peasant
indignation indignation indignation
to to to
trudge trudge trudge
victory victory victory
blood blood blood
quenched quenched quenched
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2019-08-12 07:55
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At evening the sun lingers over this last of old Europe, and there is a twilight longer than any twilight in the world, blue overhead and reddish golden on the horizon, so that you wonder if you have not died in some gentle afternoon sleep and are wandering now on the edge of the promised peaceful country.
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2019-08-12 07:54
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Still does Wexford brood on that gory year when a priest fired the heather and the peasant army rose indignation to a people's wrongs, to trudge for a while from victory to victory. What if they were beaten on cruel Vinegar Hill? What if those stout hearts were pierced? They did not fail. They struck into the slow blood of their country a fire that never was quenched.
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2019-08-12 07:53
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There the fiddlers were plying their bows with zest and vigour, and dozens of couples were drowing music from the dry earthen floor as they kept time to the lively tunes. The first dance was always led off by the farmer and his smiling wife and any of the older people of the neighbourhood who happened to be present; and their execution of the measure never fail to call forth hearty tears.
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2019-08-12 07:52
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The terms which the farmers gave their labourers are an almost unique product of Irish industrial life. It was known as the cottier system, the "cottiers" being said of the persons employed as agricultural labourers. They were also the great majority of the Catholic population.
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2019-08-12 07:46
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which which gave gave their their unique unique the great majority the great majority persons persons
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2019-08-12 07:44
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The terms which the farmers gave their labourers are an almost unique product of Irish industrial life. It was known as the cottier staytem, the "cottiers" being of the employed agricultural labourers. They were also the great majority of the Catholic population.
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2019-08-12 07:37
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June June
July July
August August
September September
October October
November November
December. December.
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plying plying plying
zest zest zest
vigour vigour vigour
duzens duzens duzens
couples couples couples
music music music
dry dry dry
earthen earthen earthen
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2019-08-12 07:32
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There the fiddlers were plying their bows with zest and vigour, and dozens of couples were drowing music from the dry earthen flower as they kept time to the lively tunes. The first dance was always led off by the farmer and his smiling wife and alowy of the older people of the neighbourhood who happened to be present; and their exacure of the measure never fail to call forth hearty tears.
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2019-08-12 07:31
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There the fiddlers were playing their bows with zest and vigour, and dozens of couples were drowing music from the dry earthen flower as they kept time to the lively tunes. The first dance was always led off by the farmer and his smiling wife and alowy of the older people of the neighbourhood who happened to be present; and their exacure of the measure never fail to call forth hearty tears.
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2019-08-12 07:27
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Still does Wexford brood on that gory year when a priest fired the heather and the peasant army rose indignation to a people's wrongs, to trudge for a while from victory to victory. What if they were beaten on cruel Vinegar Hill? What if those stout hearts were perished? They did not fail. They struck into the slow blood of their country a fire that never was quenched.
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2019-08-12 07:19
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brood brood brood
gory gory gory
priest priest priest
fired fired fired
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2019-08-12 07:17
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Still does Wexford brood on that gory year when a priest fired the header and the peasant army rose indignation to a people's wrongs, to trug for a while from victory to victory. What if they were beaten on cruel Vinegar Hill? What if those stout hearts were perest? They did not fail. They struck into the slow blood of their country a fire that never was vinch.
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2019-08-12 07:09
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floor floor floor
neighbourhood neaghbour
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pupils pupils. Mr Keane Mr Keane. there are no fires in it.
Miss Stack is teaching from third down
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2019-08-09 08:04
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I think the school is very funny because the girls and the boys are mixed. Miss Stack is teaching from third class down to the babies. From third class up to seventh Mr Keane is teaching.
There are two cloak-rooms; one for the boys and one for the girls. There are two fireplaces one in each room, and there are lovely pictures hanging on the walls. There are six windows, three big ones facing the south and three facing the north. (they are very big).
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2019-08-09 07:59
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The Killocrim National school was opened on Monday last by the Rev. Canon Fitzgerald P. P. A large crowd of people from the district attended.
The school is very cosy and warm although there are no fires in it at present. Before, we had to walk four miles, and now we have not far to go. The school is very nicely kept, every evening before we go home, four girls and four boys have to brush out the two class-rooms.
Seventy pupils attend now, and we have two teachers and they are very nice. They have no slappers yet but will soon get them.
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2019-08-09 07:51
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Weather's well is between Abbeydorney and Causeway. There is a Mass rock at Weather's well where mass used be said in the Penal times. One day a priest, and a great crowd of people were attending mass, and as the priest was about to say mass a band of soldiers came along with blood-hounds and the priest and people thought they were caught, but three weathers sprang from the ground, and the moment they did a spring sprang up from the ground too and the three weathers ran off towards the sea. The well is famous for its cures, anyone that goes nearby always gets cured.
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2019-08-09 07:45
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something blue. It is very unlucky to marry during the month of May, and from the of August until the first of November it being the harvest time. Wednesday and Friday are counted unlucky days for marriages.
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2019-08-09 07:44
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Marrages usually take place during Shrove commencing the sixth of January. Match making lasts six or seven weeks.
It is very unlucky to marry during the month of May and from the first of August to the first of November. On the Wedding day a feast is held at the girl's house and sometimes at both houses Cows are sometimes given but in our place money is nearly always given as a fortune. After the marrage a crowd of horsemen go racing with each other to see which of them would win. Sometimes an old shoe is tied to the motor as a sign of luck.
At the wedding would be strawboys
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2019-08-09 07:42
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In olden times match making would take place during Shrove, starting on the sixth of January. At that time match making would last eight or nine weeks. Girld would get big fortunes from their parents and sometimes they would get cattle.Then on their marriage day they would have a great marriage feast. They would have lots of drink. There used to be strawboys there and they used be dressed in every colour. They used turn their coats inside out. They would have feathers on their hats. When the married couple would be coming home they would be held up in the road by a rope. That was for good luck. Generally the friends would tie a shoe on the car the married pair were in. The belief is to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and
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2019-08-09 07:31
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The flood carried away Hogan's hay and knocked Horgan's house. It knocked Lynch's house too. It did a great lot of damage. Cattle and sheep were drowned. The railway was covered with water so that the train was held up for a couple of days.
We had a long period of dry weather in 1914. The heat was so great that several birds died of thirst. Wells, streams, and ponds were all dried up. The people had to go three or four miles for water. The heat was so severe that the grass in the fields was burnt and there was water nowhere.
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2019-08-09 07:26
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The big storm we had in Ireland some years ago, blew down trees and wrecked houses and blew slates off many houses, and the thatch also. It sank ships and blew small boats into the land.
We had a great thunderstorm in 1908 and a big fall of rain that lasted about twenty hours. It drowned everywhere. The lightning we had about ten years ago killed a great number of cattle, and a great number of stalls were knocked and a farmer's servant boy was nearly killed. He was standing near a water tank and the lightning struck the tank and he got an awful fright.
We had a big flood in 1926. It was raining for two days and two nights, and the flood caused people to leave their homes and a great number of houses were knocked.
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2019-08-09 07:20
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in 1931, the owners went to bed and forgot to put across the gates and the first train next morning smashed the gates to pieces. They got new gates then.
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2019-08-09 07:18
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and the man was thrown inside the ditch and was killed.
There was a great accident in the railway, a man named Patrick Hartnett was killed by the six o'clock train one evening about five years ago. He was lying on the rails and he never saw the train coming on and it rolled over his two legs and battered them. The driver stopped the train and took him into it and carried him into the hospital and that night he died.
George Heuston's hay shed was burned in the year 1900. About twenty tons of hay was burned in him. There was a monastery in Ennismore and friars lived there, and when the war began they were all killed, and George Heuston knocked the monastery and he built a new shed out of the doors, it is there still.
The Ennismore railway gates were broken
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2019-08-09 07:12
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The railway bridge was burned in the year 1921 by the Black and Tans. Then they put rails across the river and many people were drowned crossing.
One sunday a boy was bathing, himself and his brother. He went down under the water twice and the second time he stayed below and he was drowned before anyone had time to run to his aid.
In 1921, the train was held up at the railway gates. One man stood before the train with a sledge and the train stopped. All the boys ran into it and they threw out everything in it and they carried all the things home.
One day a man named Tom Hartnett was coming home from the town and near Gurtnaminch road his horse reared
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2019-08-09 07:07
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going there. Market Market. this this. Myra Myra. we had great fun. buying buying. in the town. I slept soundly when I got to bed.
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2019-08-09 07:03
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I won many prizes and was delighted with my good fortune. Island Island. I was not in the Island because none of my companions were
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2019-08-09 07:02
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this year. I went up in the swinging boats with Myra Brick and we had great fun. [I lost more than I gained because I was all the time buying tickets and winning nothing].
Never before were there so many tinkers in the town (looking for money to drink it). When it was time to go home I was very sorry to be leaving but I was very satisfied and you may be sure I slept soundly when I got to bed that night.
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2019-08-09 06:57
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Last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurday the races were held in Listowel. I was there on Wednesday and I enjoyed them. There were a great number of shows in the market. I won many prizes and was delighted with my good fortune.
I was not in the Island because none of my companions were going there. There was a large crowd of people in the Market and in the Island. The day was very fine but after six o'clock in the evening it began to rain.
There were more horses in the Island last year than were there
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2019-08-08 08:08
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The children long ago used make chairs of rushes, and this was the way it was done. First there was a single rush put round the fingers and brought into the palm of the hand. Then there was a rush put across the palm of the hand and the first one doubled on it, and all the rest put on the same way until the chair was made.
They used also make hats of rushes called caubeen. This is the way it was done. First you got five rushes to make the band or rim. Then you got long rushes and wove them round the band holding one with the other until you came to the end. Then they were all tied together on the top, to finish the hat.
They used also make a clap to
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2019-08-08 08:02
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frighten birds from the gardens. This is the way it was done, you got a lath a foot and half long, next you got another lath a foot long and both of them are joined together at one end with a piece of rope, and there was a hand grip made in the end of the long one. The short one then hung loose and with a short sweep of your hand to and fro it made a sound that frightened the birds.
They used make a whistler from the sycamore or ash tree. First you cut a straight smooth. Then you cut the size of the whistler and hammer it to loosen the bark. Next you turn off the bark when it is loose, and cut the inside wood to the shape of your whistler and it is then fitted into the bark and the whistler is finished.
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2019-08-08 07:56
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The tinkers usually visit our district and they nearly always come in families. There are different sections of tinkers, the OBrians, the Carthys and the Donaghues. They usually come before the races or a big fair-day. Some of them sell candlesticks, holy pictures, brooches, combs and other things. They make flowers themselves of paper and sell them also. They also beg for flour, meal and other things that support life. They travel in cars from place to place and they sometimes stay on the side of the roads near some shady place and remain there for a couple of days.
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2019-08-08 07:51
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are lucky days.
People would not like to start building a house on Monday or Friday.
People would not start ploughing on a Saturday because they say it would never be finished.
The "Cross Day of the Year" is St Brigid's Eve and the people put crosses on the rafters of their houses if there is a Brigid in the family.
The people in this district usually set potatoes on the fifteenth or sixteenth of March.
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2019-08-08 07:47
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This is how the people long ago used make candles. They would bury the fat of cattle in the bogs and leave it there until it would be fit to melt it and run it into shapes. Then they put a sop of rushes in the middle of the candle, that's what they had instead of a wick.
The people long ago used dye their clotheswith the juice of wood-sorrel. The wood-sorrel would be boiled in a large pot and the leaves would be taken out and the garment boiled in the liquid. They used also make dye of the branches of an alder tree and of the roots of heather.
The people used make ropes of hay called sugans, that is a custom yet.
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2019-08-08 07:41
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two eggs of a brown colour. The linnet builds her nest in the bog inside in a bunch of fraoc and she lays four eggs, the nest is made of fraoc.
The robin builds her nest in a hole in a ditch or sometimes in a hole in a tree. This is how the robin got her red breast:- when our Lord was dying on the cross the robin took one of the thorns off our Lord's head and in doing so a tiny drop of the blood went on his breast and ever since all the robins in the world have red breasts.
The wren builds his nest in an old house, she lays from eighteen to twenty eggs. Her nest is made of moss, and there is a very small hole in the side of it. The eggs are very small and their colour is white.
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2019-08-08 07:35
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These are the wild birds we have in our district:- thrush, blackbird, robin, magpie, linnet, rook, yellowhammer, pigeons, curlew, wren, and all the rest.
The thrush builds her nest in a hedge. It is made of moss, sticks, and mud. She covers the nest with wet mud and goes into it and flapps her wings and makes it quite smooth. The Thrush's eggs are blue with white dots on them. The thrush lays five eggs, and she stays with us all the year round.
The blackbird builds her nest in a scort of bushes. She lays four eggs, and the colour of them is blue with grey dots on them. The rook builds her nest on the top of the highest tree, it is made of sticks, and hair of cattle. The rook lays two
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2019-08-08 07:26
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These are the plants and weeds that grow in this district:- Buachalan, thistle, praiseach buidhe, felistrum, rushes, mínscoth, dandelion, slauness, cumfry, caistreabhán, cropatrick, fothrom, nettle, brownán, chickweed. The Buachalan, is a very destructive weed to pasture land. A great number of insects create in it which is harmful to cattle. The thistle is also a destructive weed, and is very harmful to the eyes of cattle, it often causes blindness to the eyes of cattle. The praiseach buidhe is a very harmful weed to tillage land; it causes failure in many crops, it is generally found in bogland. The felistrum is found in inch land which is always very poor, it is very harmful to grass as it grows and spreads very quickly. The rushes are generally found in wet marshy land and always make the land very poor. When it is cut and dried it makes good thatch for
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2019-08-08 07:16
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in this district. Some of the houses are slated and more of them are thatched. Ennismore got its name from the friars that lived there long ago. There are three old people over seventy living there, two of them can still speak a little Irish. A great number of people from this district went to America in former years. The place around is mostly bog and a river runs near by, and there are streams there also. These are the names of the old people, Mrs J. Carmody, Mrs T. Carmody and Mrs Fitzmaurice.
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2019-08-08 07:12
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I live in the townland of Ennismore, in the parish of Listowel, the barony of O Connors. There are twenty one houses in this district and the following are their names, and I give the number of people in each house in brackets:
Lynchs 3
Fitzmaurices (4)
Fitzmaurices (5)
Murphys (4)
Carmodys (3)
Carmodys (6)
Hartnetts (6)
Horgans (1)
Faleys (7)
O Connors (2)
Duggans (3)
Mahonys (8)
Bricks (5)
Enrights (5)
Dillons (8)
Callaghans (11)
O Connors (2)
O Connors (5)
Dunnes (1)
Dillons (5)
Mc Carthys (4)
In former times the houses were not so plentiful. O Connor is the most common name
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2019-08-07 08:00
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houses and bedding for cattle. The meenskú is found in upland meadows. When boiled and the juice mixed with honey it makes an excellent syrup for cough. The dandelion grows in high fields or in the ditches. It is also used as a syrup for certain diseases. The slauness grows everywhere and is used for fresh and wounds. Cumpry is found in many places and is sometimes cultivated for food for cattle and pigs, and the root when scraped is a cure for a sprain. Costerwan is used for pig feeding generally and is found growing in high fields and on the sides of the roads. The cropatrick and futrom are generally found growing on the banks of the river and when boiled and mixed with lard and gun-powder is a cure for scurvy. A nettle is a very penetrating weed and is found everywhere. It is very harmful in pasture land and gardens, and is sometimes used as vegetables. Brownan is also found in the
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2019-08-07 07:52
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banks of the river and should be avoided as it is deadly poison. Chickweed is a very destructive weed in tillage land as it smothers many plants, it is often used as food for cattle and pigs.
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2019-08-07 07:49
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In the olden times the road that now leads to Ennismore turned off through the bogs near the railway-gates and at that time it was known as the monastry-road and the road can still be traced. It lead to the monastry in Ennismore and another ancient road ran from that to the Dysert churchyard, and then one to Rattoo the name of it was Boreen-dorca. In those days there was no river between Ennismore and Dysert and the road at each side of the river can be traced to this present day. Before Finuge bridge was built the people used cross the ford near Finuge. They used also cross the ford at Poulnahaha because there were no bridges in those days.
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2019-08-07 07:43
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and drop it into someone's hands and they would all guess who had the ring and the one that would get the ring would share it, and the rest would be slapped.
Gathering nuts in May is played in summer there would be two crowds playing it, the first crowd would say "here we come gathering nuts in May" and the other crowd would answer them and one from each crowd would be called to pull each and whoever would win would begin and so on.
Queenio is played with a ball one would throw the ball over their head and the rest would try to catch it and the one that threw the ball would guess who had it and if she said the one that had the ball the ball would be thrown to her and if she said the one that hadn't the ball the person that had it would throw the ball as before.
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2019-08-07 07:35
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Baseball is usually played in summer and this is the way, you put three goal posts and hit the ball with the batten and run from post to post. There are two captains and there will be a stick thrown up and whichever side you say if that is turned up you can call who ever you like, if the ball is coming down and if one of the crowd that are out catch the ball the crowd that are in will be out.
Mothers is played in winter. A crowd would be sent off to a shop to buy messages and they would not bring them then the Mother would beat them with a stick.
Share the ring is played in summer and this is the way it is done. One person would have a ring and all the rest would shut their hands and the one with the ring would share it round
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2019-08-07 07:28
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You get a long strong rope and tie it to a branch hanging out from the tree then you sit on the rope and you will be pushed in and out.
Puckeen is usually played in the winter in the winter nights. First you tie a handkerchief over your eyes and walk around the house blindfolded and the next one you catch will be blindfolded as before and so on. Skipping is played in Spring and this is the way it is done. You get a long rope and two would twist it, a couple would go in, if you stood on the rope you would have to twist it then.
Hides are played at all times of the year one person would stand and keep their eyes shut, then all the rest would run away and the other person would follow them and the last caught would have to tingle and so on.
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2019-08-07 07:21
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We play the following games:-
1. Pickie,
2. swinging,
3. Puckeen,
4. skipping,
5. hides,
6. The ghost in the well
7. baseball
8. Mother's
9. share the ring.
10. gathering nuts in May
11. queenio.
12. Hurling.
We play Pickie very often in summer. First you draw a square, next you put numbers in the little boxes from six to twelve and put your name on the top of the square. Then you get a flat smooth stone and hop from box to box along, if you stood on the lines or gave two hops in one box you would have to wait for your turn again.
Swinging is played at all times of the year
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2019-08-07 07:15
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he went. He was also a great storyteller and was great at recitations. His family before him were no poets but great singers, dancers, and musicians.
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2019-08-07 07:14
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Daniel Carmody, John Carmody, and James Carmody were local poets. Daniel Carmody and John Carmody died in America but James lived in Ireland all his lifetime. He died in the year 1936, aged 98 years, he was born in 1838 and was a poet and singer from childhood. He never wrote any of his poems or songs but always composed them at leasure. There is no record kept of any of his songs or poems. He was a farmer and has sons and daughters living yet. He composed the "Praises of Ennismore" and many other local songs. He is said to be the oldest man that ever lived in Ennismore, he is buried in Listowel although their burial place in Dysert. The people treated him very kindly and he was welcomed everythere.
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2019-08-07 07:07
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There is an old fort in Gurtcrissane and it is in the middle of a field. There is a mound of earth round the fort and on the mound there are several whitethorn trees growing. It is said that the Danes used them as places of defence and they planted whitethorn trees and sometimes furze bushes round the fort to make shelter. The trees were growing very high and they were closed on the top. There was a small house underground and if the Danes were attacked the women and children would go down through a small opening and let the men above fighting. There are lights seen there very often in the nighttime. They say it is unlucky to interfere with a fort. All the earth has fallen in now because the fort is a very old one.
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2019-08-06 07:54
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there. The change is that the shoemaker long ago had to make the shoes but nowadays the shoes are bought readymade in the shop. Shoes called clogs were worn in this district but never made. It was about four years since they were last worn. Shoes called gutaperkia were worn also. It is a memory of many who are living still. An old saying about shoes: When frost and snow come both together sit by the fire and spare shoeleather.
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2019-08-06 07:51
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Long ago people didn't wear shoes until they were between thirteen or fourteen years of age. and sometimes. There are accounts of people who never wore boots or shoes in their lives. In this district children usually go barefoot in the summer and parts of spring. The water is generally thrown out after washing the feet because it is believed that it is unlucky to keep it inside during the night. My father repairs our shoes and boots and also does repairs for a great many others round our place. There are no shoemakers in this district at present, but long ago there was up to three or four living
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2019-08-06 07:45
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to do the churning. In this district the butter was made by hand and the staff was always moved from side to side. Water is always poured in during the making of the butter to wash down the cream. When the butter was made it was taken out with the hand and put into a basin and was washed and salted before used. The buttermilk was used for drinking, but was rarely given to animals.
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2019-08-06 07:42
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Long ago we had a churn at home. It is about twenty-five years since churns were last used. It was a common old make of churn. Its height about two feet six inches; width at top about a foot and width at bottom about one foot six inches. The different parts of the churn are the lid, the staff, and the dash. In summer the butter used be made twice a week and in winter three times a week. The woman of the house that usually did the churning. If a stranger came in during churning they usually took a turn because it was believed that the butter would not gather unless they did (that) take the turn. It usually takes an hour
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2019-08-06 07:33
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baddy, and turkeys bee, bee.
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The following are the animals we have at home - hens, chickens, asses and a goat. When driving cows the people usually say How, How, and when driving calves they say Suk, Suk. I have heard the following names called to cows - Tut, Tom, Kitty, Daisy, Kerry, Smollen, Rose, Braddy and Polly. The cow-house is made of cement and is covered with corrugated iron, and there is an airhole left inside to let in air. In this district the cow is tied by the neck with a chain on to a pillar made for the purpose. Every May-Eve there is a branch of rowan put inside the cows' door to bring luck. When calling hens we say Tuk, Tuk, ducks feed, feed, geese baddy,
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2019-08-06 07:27
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St Martin's day. The people kill a fowl and preserve the blood of it as it is supposed to be a cure for a sudden pain.
Hallowe'en. It is a custom to have beans, nuts, and apples, the beans are roasted and an apple is hung from the top of the house and it is called "snapapple" and it swung to and fro and anyone that catch the apple with their eyes shut would win it.
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2019-08-06 07:24
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brought in and put up round the house supposed to keep out evil. Long ago the people used dance round the May-tree, and many people would not give away milk, and it is said that if you wash your hands in the dew on May Morning before sunrise you will be able to rip any kind of knot until May-Day again.
St John's Day. There is a custom kept since olden times of lighting a fire in honour of St John. The old people believed that if they kindled their fires with the remains of the bonfires they would have luck for the year.
Feast of the Assumption (15 Aug.) is a patron day in Ballybunion. Crowds of people from all the county and also from other parts of the countrycome to Ballybunion for that day.
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2019-08-06 07:18
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St Brigid's Day:- The people make crosses and put them on the rafters of their houses in honour of St Brigid.
St Patrick's Day:- the custom is to wear shamrock, and harps and rosettes and strips of green ribbon are also worn.
Shrove Tuesday Night, A crowd of boys dressed like wren-boys, go and take the people that didn't get married and throw them into a scart of bushes.
it is called schelligs.
Chalk Sunday, those that didn't marry get chalked by the crowd that collect generally at the chapel gate.
May-Day. There are many customs connected with May-Day. On May eve the branches of sycamore or summer tree are
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2019-08-06 07:10
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will lose it on the [?]. If the world frowns on us, the sun shines on us.
When frost and snow come both together sit by the fire and spare shoe-leather.
Say nothing but saw wood.
The longest day must have an end and the dearest friends must part.
If you don't venture you won't win, and if you don't knock you won't be let in.
A good run is better than a bad stand.
A stitch in time saves nine.
The longest way round is the safest way home.
It is as long as a wet Sunday.
United we stand and divided we fall.
A bird in a cage is worth two on a bush.
I hit two birds with the one shot.
One trouble never comes alone.
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The longer you live the more you learn.
The more hurry the less speed.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Six old socks are three pairs, the middle of the bridge is half ways, and behind the fire the hob is.
You never know what man to trust since man to man are so unjust.
The darkest hour is before the dawn.
You will never miss the water until the well runs dry.
Every dark cloud has a silver lining.
Smooth water runs deep.
Between two stools you come to the ground.
Never shout until you are out of the wood.
So long fair, so long foul.
What you will gain in the hooks you
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2019-08-06 07:01
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them in a loft prepared for them. The pit is usually made in the garden, and the pit is made of rushes and is covered on top and the potatoes are put into it.
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2019-08-06 06:59
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There are potatoes growing in our land, and they are usually sown in drills. If the land has not been ploughed before, the potatoes are set in ridges. We usually set half an acre and this is the way it is done: - The drills or ridges are made with the plough, there is manure then spread in the drills. Before sowing the old potatoes they are cut in small pieces called sciolláns and are spread evenly in the drills about ten inches apart. Then the drills are closed again with the plough, and when the stalks appear above the ground they are "risen to", and when the gardens are in bloom, about the month of July they are sprayed, as a preventive against the blight. The potatoes are dug in the beginning of September, and everyone in the house helps to pick them and then they are stored in a pit or sometimes the people store
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2019-08-05 07:54
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leave it there and look for horses for the morning. But in the morning the stone was back in the same place.
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2019-08-05 07:52
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Between Odorney and Causeway there is a holy well. It is called Weathers' well. It got its name because one day in the Penal times when a priest was saying Mass with a crowd of people round him the soldiers from Tralee (heard this and) came in search of the priest with blood hounds. The priest thought that they would be killed. Three weathers rose out of the ground and made off towards the sea. The hounds followed them. The priest and people made their escape but the soldiers found the rock and tied bullocks to it and they pulled it away, but at a height in the road the bullocks refused to pull it. They tied more and more to it but they could not pull it. They had to
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2019-08-05 07:46
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In the olden times bread was made from wheat, rye, and corn. Flour was made locally from wheat. The people in the district remember querns to be used in grinding. The different kinds of bread that were made are:- stampy, potato-cake, paka, and boxty-bread. It was a custom in the olden times when the potatoes were dug that in every house they used have stampy for every meal that day. Milk was always used in the kneading to make the bread soft. In this district it was a custom to bake bread every day except Sunday because there was always enough bread made on Saturdays to hold until Monday. The bread was baked in an oven or griddle. These kinds of bread are made on special occasions.
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2019-08-05 07:40
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and when they reached the Shannon banks the captain said "Over the Shannon" and they all jumped it clear to the other side and when they reached Clare he said "God bless your leap my old piece of timber" and the piece of timber remained where it was. The man had to walk home when he came off the timber as there were no trains in those days. When he arrived home in Ardfert there was great rejoicing as the country-side had been searched for the missing man.
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2019-08-05 07:36
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Once upon a time there lived a farmer near the town of Ardfert. He had many servant boys. One of them used always look after the cattle. As he was driving the cattle home one evening he had to pass by a fort. He used hear talk in the fort every evening and this evening he heard them say "Get Me a Horse", "Get Me a Horse" and he said outside get me a horse too and they threw him out a piece of timber over the ditch and at the same time a crowd of men jumped out over the ditch and they told him to come on and he mounted the piece of timber and it galloped off like a horse with the others. They galloped on through Kerry
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2019-08-05 07:30
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and soft because it was magic and the kings as they listened fell asleep one by one. When they woke in the morning the house was as quiet as death. The big fire has died away and there was little heat left in the grey ashes. There was nothing under the tub. The three kings had laughed at Béarachán but now they felt sorry for him. They knew in their hearts that he would never come back.
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2019-08-05 07:27
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Béarachán under his tub felt that all was well. After some time a knock came to the door. Who is there asked the three kings together. A poor cow herd that seeks shelter came the answer. I have been out in the sleet all the evening and the cold has got into my bones. When the kings opened the door a tiny creature came slowly into the room. He had the figure of a young boy and the face of an old man.This strange visitor was offered food and drink but all he wanted was a seat by the fire. He sat there warming himself and making no sound. After a time the tiny man drew a music-pipe from his pocket and began to play. The music was sweet
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2019-08-05 07:22
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Béarachán, a Kerry farmer was told in a dream that he would die when three kings came to his house to pay him a visit. One evening the three kings did come and Béarachán was not at all pleased to see them. He told them that he would be dead before morning. The kings laughed at Béarachán and told him that no harm could come to him whilst they were in the house. But he was still afraid so they turned a tub upside down and placed him beneath it. They knew that he would be safe there so the three kings ate and drank and made merry whilst
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2019-08-05 07:18
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The Landlord of our district was Lord Listowel. Hewson was only a land owner and was very unkind to his people, but Lord Listowel was a very kind man. Hewson had many tenants under him and evicted many of them. Lord Listowel was a very good man but his agents under him were very bad. Some of Hewson's evicted people went to America and some of them went to live in Listowel and the Land-Leagers built houses for many more of them. Lord-Listowel bought the land from the Fitzgeralds. The knights of Kerry lived in Ennismore at that time. The land
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2019-08-05 07:13
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The fairs are always held in our town Listowel. Every second week there is a fair held. There is a toll paid on the cattle which amounts to twopence each, to the Earl of Listowel the toll is paid. When an animal is sold it is a usual thing to give luck-money. The animals are marked with chalk, coloured pencils, puddle, or with special bought markers. When an animal is sold the halter or rope is usually given away. There are special fairs held for horses, and special fairs held for cattle and bonhams. There is a special fair for pigs also. There is a special market day every Friday. There is a fair held
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2019-08-05 07:08
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There is one forge in our district - John Mahony's. It is in their family for years. The forge is situated in Greenville. It is near a millstream. There is a slated roof on it. The door was never shaped it was always a plain door. There are two fireplaces in it and only one of them is used. There is a leather bellows in it. These are the names of the tools the smith uses: - An anvil, a hammer, a sledge, a pincers, a chisel, a punch, and a bior. The smith's work is to shoe horses, asses, and wheels, cattle are never shoed in our district. The smith never makes ploughs or harrows, but only repairs them, and repairs pikes
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2019-08-02 08:01
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The year that the railway bridge was burned in Ballyhorgan 1921 the black and tans burned it. After the bridge was burned there were steps put across the river so the people could cross.
In the year 1921 the train was held up with the people of the place. One Sunday a boy was bading at the pint of the Island. He got tangled in the weeds and he could not release himself. Two boys were walking on the bank and they saw him. When they had reached him he was dead. His name was Patrick Conelly.
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2019-08-02 07:54
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We light candles on every window on Christmas Eve, and on Little Christmas and on New Years night. One candle are put into jam pots and are lighted at six o'clock in the evening. They are left lighting all the night. My father that lights the big candles and the youngest in the house lights the small candles in front of the crib.
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2019-08-02 07:51
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it is the sign of rain.
7. If a cat turns his back to the fire it is the sign of rain.
8. If the dust is raising off the roads it is the sign of rain.
9. If the smoke is going up straight it is the sign of good weather.
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2019-08-02 07:48
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1. If the sun goes down very red it is the sign of good weather.
2. If the sun goes down pale it is the sign of bad weather.
3. If there is a ring around the moon it's the sign of bad weather.
4. If the the clouds were low and moving very quickly it would be the sign of bad weather.
5. If there was a rainbow in the sky it would be the sign of rain.
6. If the wind is from the east it is the sign of frost and from the west
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2019-08-02 07:44
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6. It's here it's there it's everywhere it's down Castle Harbour, it takes a bit as big as a horse and never swallows it after.
Ans. A scythe.
7. Why does a hen peg a pan.
Ans. Because she can't lick it.
8. What turns without moving.
Ans. A road.
9. What is full by night and empty by day.
Ans. A shoe.
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2019-08-02 07:41
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1. If I build a wall from this to Donegal what height would it be?
Ans. The height of nonsense.
2. Why does a hen cross a road.
Ans. To get to the other side.
3. I went up the road and I came down the road and I carried the road in my back.
Ans. A ladder.
4. What part of the cow goes out the gap first.
Ans. Her breath.
5. It's black as ink and ink it isn't, as white as snow and snow it isn't and it hops on the road like hail-snow.
Ans. A magpie.
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2019-08-02 07:36
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One Sunday a priest was walking around outside the church making the people go inside so he came to this man and he knew he was a stranger and asked him what was his profession so the man opened his coat and showed him the fiddle so the priest asked him was he a catholic and he said he was so he asked him could he say the Apostles Creed and the old man said there are so many different names for tunes in the different counties if you whistle a few bars I might be able to play it.
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2019-08-02 07:20
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he was killed immediately at the foot of the tree.
In the year 1926 a great flood came. It was raining for two days and one night. The water rose and overflowed the banks of the river. The water went into my house and many other houses in the district. It also destroyed the hay in the farmers, it was swept away by the flood. This occured on June 10th 1926.
In the year 1875 a great fall of snow came. It was about three feet in height and it froze on top of it. Ten sheep and six lambs were covered with snow in John Dee's land and it was a dog that found them. Mr Dee and a few neighbours went looking for them, and in a field a dog which they took with them saw ting holes in the snow.
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2019-08-02 07:14
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In the year 1839 there was a very severe storm. This night is now known as the "night of the big wind". It did an amount of damage; it took slates of every house in the town and in the country, it knocked a share of old thatched houses and stalls and ricks of hay and haysheds.
In the year 1898 a big storm arose. It swept ricks of hay and two haysheds in our surroundings.
In the year 1935 a flash of lightning hit a stall in a man named Brassil and knocked the gable end of it.
A man named Patrick Kelly from Duagh was taking a bucket of water from a well when a flash came. He got a fright and ran in the shade of a bush when another flash came and
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2019-08-02 07:08
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but he was drowned and when he was brought ashore he held a big stone in his hand.
In the year 1921 the railway bridge at Ballyhorgan was burned. Also a train was held up and robbed by the people of the surroundance. In the year 1900 George Hewson's hay shed was burned and six hundred tons of hay were burned.
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2019-08-02 07:05
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it carried them away. This was in the year 1931.
A rick of turf thirty feet long and twelve feet broad was burned at Killanda quay. It was burned by a man who was an enemy of the owner.
When the Famine came all the people of the place were dying with the hunger. It was said there was a garden of turnips near by and if any person went inside the ditch for a turnip were shot.
About a mile from the point of the Island a young boy age 19 years who lived in Ballybonnery went bathing on the fifteenth of August 1898 and was drowned. A crowd of boys who were with him ran away screaming when they saw him drowning. Then a boat and net came to his aid
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2019-08-02 07:00
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At a place called Killanda Quay a great swimmer was taking a swim after dinner one day when a big eel caught him by the side and drowned him.
One night two men saw a boat sailing on the river near Finuge bridge. They thought to catch it and one man jumped into it, the second man was about to jump into it when the bottom fell out of the boat the first man got drowned and the other man hung to a tree and was saved. This happened in the year 1927.
One night the first train in the morning came and the gates were closed against it, and
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2019-08-01 07:52
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They invite all the girls of the place to the dance. They give wine to the girls. They also bring tea, sugar and nice bread for the supper. The supper takes place at eleven thirty.
It is a custom round the place.
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2019-08-01 07:51
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down.
On St Stephen's Day all the boys of the place go in the wren. Most crowds take a wren with them but others only take an imitation of a wren. They travel far away and go into every house. They all dress very nicely, others with their faces painted. They take with them a man who is able to play to a fiddle or an accordion, also a drummer and a dancer. When they go into a house the man plays and the dancer dances and they get money from the owner of the house. It is the cashier who takes the money. When the wren is all over the men count their money and on the following day they go to town to buy as much porter and wine as they can afford. Then they have the wren dance in some neighbour's house nearby
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2019-08-01 07:43
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The candles in our house are lighted at five thirty on Christmas Eve. Two candles are put on each of the front windows of the house and one on each of the back. On Christmas Eve also a crib is made in our house and I light a number of small candles round it. On New Year's Eve one candle is lighted on each window, front and back and on Little Christmas Eve two candles are lighted on each window in the front of the house and one on each of the back. It is my father who lights them. Those candles are left lighting all through the night. On each night before they are lighted holy-water is sprinkled round the house. The crib is put up on Christmas Eve and left up until Little Christmas is all-over. Then it is taken
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2019-08-01 07:32
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12. When the wind is heard whistling round the house it is a sign of rain.
13. When the clouds are moving very quickly it is a sign of coming storms and when the seagulls are seen inland it is a sign of coming storms and rain.
14. When it is raining and the cock begins to crow it is a sign that it is about to clear.
15. When white clouds circle round the sky it is a sign of snow.
16. When the wind blows and the dust rises off the road it is a sign of rain.
17. When the ants perch on the road it
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2019-08-01 07:28
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is a sign of rain.
18. When the smoke goes straight into the air it is a sign of fine weather but when the smoke twists it is a sign of bad weather.
19. When the soot begins to fall from the chimney it is a sign of rain.
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2019-08-01 07:26
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a sign of very fine weather, but when crows fly low it is a sign of bad weather.
7. When a blue light is seen in the fire it is a sign of rain.
8. When the cat turns his back to the fire it is a sign of rain.
9. When big dark clouds appear in the sky it is a sign of thunder.
10. When a rainbow is seen in the morning it is a sign of showers during the day.
11. The wind from the south west brings most rain and a bitter breeze.
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2019-08-01 07:22
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1. When the sun is very red in the evening it is a sign of very hard frost.
2. When a circle is seen round the moon it is a sign of rain.
3. When there are no stars to be seen on the sky and the moon clouded it is a sign of rain.
4. When the stars are glittering and the moon seen it is a sign of very hard frost.
5. When it is going to rain the dogs pluck grass.
6. When the rooks fly very high it is a
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2019-08-01 07:18
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going to bed at night.
Ans. They spoil it.
9. Why does a cow look over the ditch.
Ans. Because she cannot look under it.
10. How many wells would make a river.
Ans. One if it was big enough.
11. When was beef the highest.
Ans. When the cow jumped over the moon.
12. Why is there never a whole day.
Ans. Because every day begins by breaking.
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2019-08-01 07:15
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bridle and saddle were gilded with gold and three times I have told your his name.
Ans. Was.
5. It dances over water, it dances over sea and all the birds in the air cannot catch it.
Ans. Moon.
6. Men may come and men may go but I go on for ever.
Ans. River.
7. My father gave me some seed to sow. The seeds were black the ground was white riddle me that and I will give you a half pint.
Ans. Pen, ink and paper.
8. What is the first thing a person does when
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2019-08-01 07:10
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1. I have a little Kerry cow, she is tied to the wall, she drinks the whole world but she eats nothing at all.
Ans. A lamp.
2. Porridge hot, porridge cold, porridge in a pot and it nine days old, spell me that without a P and a scholar you will be.
Ans. "That".
3. The queen of Aracha she built a ship and there her daughter lives and I would be killed if I told her name and there I have said it three times.
Ans. And.
4. There was a man going through this town. Great Britain was his name, his
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2019-08-01 07:06
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two stone of salt thrown in. Then she left the top of the house and began to throw gravel at the windows as if were snowing. When the porridge was ready to eat it was left coll for a moment. Then the giant eat it. When he had it eaten he drank every drop of water that was in the house. Then he told his wife to go to the well for water. The wife said it was too dark and snowey. So he had to go himself and Máirín went after him and when he went to take up the water she threw him in the top of his head into it. She took the sword and ran away with it to her master and her sister Peig was married to his oldest son. The next night the master told her to steal the sheet that was under the giant in the bed. Máirín said she
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2019-08-01 06:58
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held going away till they came to three cross roads. There they agreed to have one to go each road and that they would meet again. Peig saw in the distance a big house. She went to the owner and asked him for work and he gave her the work. Eibhlín and Máirín met at the cross road and they tried to find work in Peig road. Eibhlín got work in the next farmer's house to where Peig was employed. Máirín went to her sister Peig and Peig asked the man of the house for work for her. The man said he would give her work if she went to the Giants house and stole his lighting sword. Máirín said she would and away she went that night about ten o'clock. She looked down the chimney saw a big pot of porridge boiling for the Giant's supper. She began to throw salt into it until she had about
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2019-07-31 07:49
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leaf leaf Ge Ge tongue tongue.
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2019-07-31 07:48
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The cure for fits in dogs.
Throw water over them.
If a hen is sick:-
Give her a pince of sulphur in her meals.
If a horse is sick
Keep him in a stable and give him medicine
If you get a burn of a nettle:-
Get a dog leaf and rub it to it.
If you get a sprain in your leg:-
Rub garlic to it
If a person has pneumonia:-
Get a frog and rub his back to the person's tongue.
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2019-07-31 07:43
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They cut the turf in May, and left it there to dry until October. Now it is being drawn home with a horse or a donkey. This is very suitable weather for drawing home the turf.
The horse is taken into the bog and put to the bank. Five rails are drawn in the day. When the turf is at home they will make a rick and thatch it with rushes.
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Now it is being Now it is being suitable suitable an drawn drawn rick rick thatch thatch.
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2019-07-31 07:36
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Wednesday Wednesday no no those those were were shows shows last last did not go did not go until until evening evening ground was muddy ground was muddy enjoyed enjoyed well well were were each each each race each race.
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2019-07-31 07:32
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Last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the races were held in Listowel. We had no school those three days. I was at the races two days.
There were more shows at the races this year than last year. I did not go to the Island. I was in the Market all day until the evening.
The last day of the races was very bad and all the ground was muddy. I enjoyed the races very well. There were five races each day. I saw each race.
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2019-07-31 07:25
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last last performed performed parents parents delighted delighted now journey journey shorter shorter
A man never taught me before; pictures pictures each each class-room class-room
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2019-07-31 07:23
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On last Monday the new school at Killocrim was opened. The opening ceremony was performed by The Very Rev. Canon Fitzgerald. All our fathers and mothers and ourselves were here that morning.
The school itself is very nice, the appearance of the school could not be better. There are two classroom and two cloakrooms in it. We have two teachers: Mr. Keane has from third to seventh, and Miss Stack has the other classes.
We have a short distance to go to the school now but
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2019-07-31 07:21
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Our new school at Killocrim was opened last Monday. The Very Rev. Canon Fitzgerald performed the opening ceremony. All our parents were here that morning.
I am delighted with the new school. My journey is shorter than before. A man never taught me before. The school is very nice. There are two teachers in the school. The school is very warm. There are pictures in the school. There are three big windows, and three small windows in each class-room.
There are two cloak rooms; one for the boys and one for the girls.
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2019-07-31 07:14
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wet with milk kneaded like the other bread and cut in squares and baked in a griddle.
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2019-07-31 07:13
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Bread in olden days used to be made of wheat. The flour used to be made in the local mills. They used to make potatocake, stampy and oatenmeal cake. The potatocake used to be made out of potatoes and flour. The stampy used to be made with pealed potatoes grated with a grater, squeezed in a cloth, mixed with cream and a small quantity of flour baked in a hot griddle. Oatenmeal bread used to be mixed with soda and salt
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2019-07-31 07:10
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used to have a feast and it was called the "Harvest Home".
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2019-07-31 07:09
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The people long ago usually ate three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper. Breakfast at six in the morning, dinner at twelve in the day and supper at eight at night. Some people went working in the morning before they ate their breakfast and more people would eat their breakfast in the morning before they went working. They used to eat potatoes and salt and milk for their breakfast and for their dinner and sometime for their supper. The neighbour would help the farmers to put in the harvest. The farmers
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2019-07-31 07:05
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The landlord of our district was Mr Hewson. Hewson was a lord owner and he was never unkind to the people around here. The agents under Lord Listowel were very cruel but himself was a very good man. Hewson punished severely for things that were worthly done.
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2019-07-31 07:03
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The local fairs are held in Listowel town. They are on every second Wednesday and there are three big fairs in the year, the thirteenth of May, twentyfifth of July and twenty-eight of October. In most cases luck money is given and it is called luck penny. If a price is offered and if the owner of the animal doesn't think that suitable a neighbour steps in and he will split the difference. Every gobber has a different mark. They mark them with chalk and paint.
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2019-07-31 06:58
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There are seven forges in this parish. There is one at Bolton's Cross and another at the Six Crosses all the rest are in the town. Most of the forges are roofed with corrugated iron. There is only one fireplace in a forge. The smith uses a hammer, a peirers and an anvil. The smith shoes ponies and asses and horses. The smith makes bands of wheels and repairs ploughs and harrows.
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2019-07-31 06:55
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another shoe with a strong leather upper and the sole made of calix.
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2019-07-31 06:54
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Long ago people never wore shoes until they were about to get married. There are people still who wear no shoes. Mostly all the children going to school go barefoot. It was a custom long ago to put on their shoes at a cross-road when going to Mass and take them off again when coming home and tie the two laces together and put them across their shoulders. There were shoes that used to be called clogs. They were made with a wooden heel and sole and the upper with leather and an iron tip round the sole and heel. There was
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2019-07-30 07:34
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would and away she went. She made a false woman and put the false woman peeping in the window. When the Giant saw her he drew his rifle from the crook in which it was hanging and fired a shot and knocked her. He thought it was Máirín he shot so he asked his wife where would they bury her. The wife said to take her to the bottom of the garden so they took her there. When they were gone Máirín went in and swept the sheet and ran off to her master with it and her other sister Eibhlín was married to his second oldest son.
For the last time Máirín was told to steal a bag of gold from the giant and that herself would be married to his younger son. Máirín started off and went in the window but was caught by the giant who put her into a big bag and tied her to the rafters. But he himself had to go to the wood
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2019-07-30 07:26
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for sticks to beat Máirín. He was not gone very far when Máirín began to sing and to say "that she was going up to Heaven in dry legs". The wife asked her if she filled a bag of gold for her would she leave her into the bag for a few minutes to see what was in there. Máirín said she would so the old woman said she would like to see Heaven and she left her down and Máirín stuffed her into the bag and tied her to the rafters. Then she ran off with the money to her master and she was married. But the old woman could see nothing so she was sorry to give the money so very foolish. When the giant came he began to beat his old wife and she was roaring but the giant did not think it was his wife he was beating. But when he left her down he found out who he had.
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2019-07-30 07:18
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There was an old woman with three daughters Máirín, Peig, and Eibhlín. They were very poor. At last they made up their minds to look for work. Their mother made a cake of bread for each of the girls. Before they left their mother asked them which would they rather the whole of the cake or half the cake and her blessing. Peig said she would rather half the cake and her blessing. Eibhlín said the same. But Máirín did not say that, she said she wanted all the cake and no blessing and they went away. They were not gone far when Peig and Eibhlín beat Máirín and threw her into a dike and threw a rick of turf on her. Then they ran away thinking that she was dead but they were not gone very far when Máirín was after them. They
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2019-07-30 07:10
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soup, soup, fern, fern, are, are, garlic, garlic,
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2019-07-30 07:08
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A common fern and the bark of an elder for a burn:-
The fern and the elder bark are to be boiled and then put to the burn to draw it.
Cumfry for a sprain:-
The cumfry has to be rooted out of the ground and then cut with a knife and then put to the sprain.
Soda and parafin oil for a chilblane:-
The soda and parafin oil are to be mixed and rubbed to the chilblane.
Soap and sugar to draw or ripen absis:-
The soap and sugar are to be boiled together and put to the absis.
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Black sea weed to blister horse:-
It has to be boiled and the water that remains has to be rubbed to both sides of the horse to blister him.
Cow with a cough - raw garlic:-
It has to be cut into tiny bits and given to the cow in her food.
A sick foal horse or donkey - goat's milk and brandy:-
The milk and brandy are boiled and given to the foal.
A sick cow - goose's soup:-
The goose is to plucked and then boiled and the soup given to the cow.
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2019-07-30 06:59
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since, since, since, about about about
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2019-07-30 06:58
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For the past three weeks the weather is beautifully fine and the farmers are all drawing home the turf. The turf has been cut since month of March, and left in the bog to dry until October and then drawn home.
The turf has to be drawn out of the bog with a donkey. It is made into big stools and one of those stools fills the donkey rail but it would take three of them to fill a horse rail.
Our bog is about a half mile from the house and there is a very bad road leading to it. We draw the turf to the field where it is clamped into a high rick. When it is clamped it is thatched with rushes and scraws to protect it from the rain and storms. (destroying it). It is left there for a month or more before it is used.
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2019-07-30 06:52
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when I came home. I ate my supper and went to bed, very tired but well pleased with my day.
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Island, Island, I saw, I saw, Market, Market, Thronged, Thronged, with with
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2019-07-30 06:50
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On last week the races were held in Listowel. They were held on the Island, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On last year the races were much better. There were more horses present.
I was at the races on the second day. It was a beautiful day. I was not in the Island but I saw them from the Market cliff. I was more interested in the Market than in the races. Both markets were packed with plays.
When the races were all over the market was thronged with people. When it was about 7 o'clock the people began to go home and about 8 o'clock the market that was thronged was almost empty. It was about nine o'clock
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2019-07-29 07:13
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Churning is very rare at present in out district. Mostly everyone takes the milk to the creamery. A churn is like a barrell, with two handles at each side and a door to put in the cream. Twice a week butter is made in winter and once a week in summer usually the woman of the house or any one belonging.
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2019-07-29 07:10
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for hatching and if you got eggs from somebody you would mark your own eggs to see which would come out.
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2019-07-29 07:09
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The following are the animals we have at home.
Cows
hens
ducks
donkey
turkeys
pony
Some people have names in their cows: Kitty, Kerry, Tut, Polly, Daisy. Some cows are tied by the necks. They are tied with chains. They do not make the tienes lockby. The cows house is made of tin and it is called a stall. These are the colls for animals, coll, coll for cows, suck, suck for calves; tuck , tuck for hens; chick chick for chickens; wat wat for pigs. If you had some of your own eggs
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2019-07-29 07:03
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St Brigid's day They make wooden crosses and nail them on to the rafters of the houses.
St Patrick day All the Irish people wear shamrock on their coats and some men wear it on their hats in honour of St Patrick. Ash Wednesday morning most of the people go to Mass and the priest puts holy ashes on their foreheards.
St Martin's day the people kill a fowl and preserve the blood of it as it is supposed to be a cure for a sudden pain.
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nearest way home.
A new broom sweeps clean but the old one scrapes better.
Never throw out the dirty water until the clean water is in.
Have it yourself or be without it.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Willful waste makes woeful want.
The more hurry the less speed.
A half a loaf is better than no bread.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
You are as long as a wet Sunday.
What's bred in the marrow comes out in the bone. I shoot two birds with one shot.
Don't be putting things on the long finger.
Tis better be born lucky than rich.
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A good run is better than a bad stand. The longer you live the more you learn.
A bird in the hand is better than two in a bush.
You will never miss the water until the well runs dry.
The longest day will have its end and the dearest friends must part.
The old dog for the long road and the pup for the puddle.
A bad workman always quarels with his tools.
Look before you leap.
It is better to be sure than sorry.
The longest way round is the
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2019-07-29 06:47
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the people from the house go to the garden and pick them. Then they draw the potatoes with buckets and make a big pit. The pit is covered with rushes.
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2019-07-29 06:45
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The potatoes are growing in our land. We usually set half an acre every year. We usually set them in drills. The names of the potatoes are Arran Banners, Kerry Pinks, Arran Victors, Irish Queens, British Queens and Early Rose. When we are setting the potatoes we cut some of them in quarters and leave an eye in each quarter. When the potato stalks are a little over the ground they weed them and souffle them. When they are nearly fully grown they spray them to prevent the blight. The potatoes are dug in September. They open the drills with a plough. Then most of
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2019-07-29 06:40
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Bread in olden days used to be made in the local mills. They used to make potatocake, stammpy and oatelmeal cake. The potatocake used to be made out of potatoes and flour. The stampy used to be made with pealed potatoes grated with a grater, squeezed in a cloth, mixed with cream and with a small quantity of flour baked in a hot griddle.
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2019-07-29 06:37
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they made at the boy and put him into the tomb and left him there and he could not come out. He stayed there and it was not long after till more men came. The boy heard the noise. They opened the tomb and the boy jumped out and away with him home and he never came back again.
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2019-06-25 07:56
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The people long ago had three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper. Breakfast at six in the morning, dinner at twelve in the day and supper at eight at night. Some people went working in the morning before they ate their breakfast and more people would eat their breakfast in the morning before they went working. They used to eat potatoes and salt and milk for their breakfast and for their dinner and sometimes for their supper. The neighbours would help the farmers to put in the harvest.
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2019-06-25 07:50
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The landlord of our district was Lord-Listowel. Hewson was only a land owner and was very unkind to his people but Lord-Listowel was very kind to his people. Hewson had many tenents under him and evicted many people. Lord-Listowel was a very good man but his agents under him were very bad. Some of Hewson's evicted people went to America and some of them went to live in Listowel and the Land Leagers built houses for more of them.
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2019-06-25 07:45
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Fairs are usually held in Listowel once a fortnight. They are always held in the town. The cattle are sold to buyers. They are always sold at different prices. The cattle are marked with different colours such as red and blue. If a price is offered and if the owner of the animal does not think that suitable a neighbour steps in and he will split the difference. Every gobber has a different mark, they mark them with chalk and paint.
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2019-06-25 07:40
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There are eight forges in this parish. There is one at Bolton's Cross and another at the Six Crosses and another in Greenville beside a stream. All the rest are in the town. Most of the forges are roofed with corrugated iron. There is only one fireplace in a forge. The smith's implements are a hammer, a pincers and an anvil. The smith shoes ponies, asses and horses. The smith makes bands of wheels and repairs ploughs and harrows.
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2019-06-25 07:35
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and heel. There was another shoe with a strong leather upper and the soles made of [?].
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2019-06-25 07:33
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On last Monday our new school at Killocrim was opened. The opening ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. Canon Fitzgerald. There was a great crowd of people present that morning.
The new school is situated on the side of the public road that leads to Listowel. It is a beautiful school. There are two rooms in it and in each room there is a teacher. I attend school every day and it is a very warm room, although we have no fire yet. The distance from my house to the new school is only about a half-mile. The last school to which I was going was about three miles. There are two cloak rooms in the very front. We have a big play-ground at the end of the school. The school is
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2019-06-25 07:31
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2019-06-25 07:30
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The food people used long ago consisted of potatoes, salt and butter-milk. They had three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper. Some people used work three hours in the morning before their breakfast. They had their breakfast at six o'clock in the morning and their dinner at twelve o'clock and their supper at eight o'clock in the night. For the breakfast they had potatoes, salt and butter-milk and for the dinner and supper they had the same. The neighbours would help the farmers to put in the harvest. Then they would have a big feast called the "Harvest Home". They would invite everyone that helped them to the feast. The food they would have was paka and rye bread with buttermilk
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2019-06-25 07:24
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pay twopence each for everything they buy in the market.
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2019-06-25 07:24
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The fairs are held once a fortnight. They are always held in the town. The cattle are sold to buyers. They are always sold at different prices.
When cattle are sold the seller usually gets money called "Luck money". The cattle are marked with different colours such as red and blue, while more cut them in the back with a scissors. There are three big fairs held in Listowel each year on the thirteenth of May, twentyfifth of July and the twentyninth of October.
There is a fair held in Causeway and it is called the Fair of the Cross. It is held three weeks and three days before Christmas. At every market in Listowel a toll is paid to Lord Listowel. They have to
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2019-06-25 07:17
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There are nine forges in this parish. Most of them are roofed with corrugated iron. There is one fireplace in a forge. The smith shoes horses, ponies, asses and wheels. The smith's implements are the hammer, the pincers and the anvil. He also repairs harrows, ploughs, pikes and gates.
There is a big handle in the bellows. This must be worked up and down to blow the fire. Most of the smiths build their forges near a stream and it is said the water they use is a cure for warts. The smith usually builds his house near a stream.
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2019-06-25 07:12
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that it should be thrown out at the left hand side.
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2019-06-25 07:11
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Long ago people never wore shoes until they were about to get married. There are people still who wear no shoes except when going to Mass. It was a custom long ago when a person was going to Mass or to town to put on their shoes at a cross-road nearest to the place. Then they would take them off again when returning at the same place. They would then tie the two laces together and put them across their shoulders.
Mostly all the children going to school go barefoot during summer but never in winter. It is a custom in this district to wash the feet down at the back door also that it is unlucky to leave the feetwater inside after you
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2019-06-24 07:28
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Long ago people never wore shoes until they were about to get married. There are people still who wear no shoes. Mostly all the children going to school go barefoot. It was a custom long ago to put on their shoes at a cross-road when going to Mass and take them off again when coming home and tie the two laces together and put them across their shoulders. There were shoes that used to be called clogs. They were made with a wooden heel and sole and the upper with leather and an iron tip around the sole
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2019-06-24 07:23
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The churn we had was round with a churn staff. Everyone takes the milk to the creamery now. Nineteen years ago we last used a churn. A churn is like a barrel with two handles, one in each end. A churn is a little larger than a porter barrel. There are two handles in it and a door to put in the cream. The butter was put in a tub or pan and taken to the market the following day. About hiding eggs there is a mark put on the hiding eggs.
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2019-06-24 07:19
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own eggs for catching and if you got eggs from somebody you would mark you own to see which eggs would not come out.
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2019-06-24 07:17
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The following are the animals we have at home.
Cow
hens
ducks
donkey
turkeys
pig
Some people have names in their cows. Kitty, Kerry, Tut, Polly, and Daisy. Some cows are tied by the necks. They are tied with chains. They do not make the [?] [?]. The cow house is made of tin and it is called a stall. These are the calls for animals coll, coll, for cows suck, suck, for caves tuck, tuck, for hens chick, chick, for chickens wat, wat for pigs. If you had some of your
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holy ashes on their foreheads.
St Martin day. People kill a fowl and preserve the blood of it as it is supposed to be a cure for a sudden pain.
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2019-06-24 07:10
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St Brigid's day. They make wooden crosses and nail them to the rafters of the house.
St Patrick day. All the Irish people wear shamrock on their coats and some men wear it on their hats in honour of St Patrick.
Ash-morning. Most of the people go to Mass and the Priest puts
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2019-06-24 07:07
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You are as slow as Mall bell.
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2019-06-24 07:06
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Deep waters flow smooth and the mud lies at the bottom.
A watched pot never boils.
You never miss the water until the well runs dry.
Growing old growing worse.
Say nothing but saw wood.
Never shout until you're out of the wood.
The more hurry the less speed.
As long as a wet Sunday.
A stitch in time saves nine.
United we stand and divided we fall.
You are taller standing like a dog sitting.
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2019-06-24 07:02
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in the garden. The pit is covered with rushes.
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2019-06-24 07:01
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We have potatoes growing at home. We usually set half an acre. We usually set them in drills or ridges. Spades are not made locally, they are bought in the shops. When we are setting the potatoes we cut them in small pieces which we call sgiolans. When the potato stalks appear over the ground they "rise to" them. The names of the potatoes are Arran Banners, Ker Pinks, Arran Victors, Irish Queens, British Queens and Early Rose. The potatoes are dug in September. They open the drills with a plough. Then the people of the house go to the garden and pick them. Then they draw them with buckets and make a big pit
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2019-06-21 08:00
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Once upon a time there was a very poor little girl who lived with her mother and father in a house in the side of a hill. The house in which they lived was an old cabin. It was all holes and the snakes used come into it. They were very poor and they had nothing to support them. One day the little girl had to go out to gather money to support her parents. It was Christmas Day and as she passed along through the streets she saw people inside windows eating their fine Christmas dinner and she had not a thing to eat.
She did not get as much as a penny in a house. They did not pretend to see her. She did not know what to do or how could she go home to her father without earning a penny. Then she began to light matches
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2019-06-21 07:54
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on the wall to warm her hand which were frozen with the cold. She stayed there for a while and she was thinking of her grandmother who had died a long time ago when suddenly a blaze of light shone around her and who appeared before her but her grandmother and she took the little girl up to heaven with her.
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2019-06-21 07:52
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In the olden times they used look for nice ash trees along the ditch with a bacall on it and make the hurleys out of it and repair them themselves.
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2019-06-21 07:50
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Long ago when people were baking they used make enough that would do them for a week. The bread was made from wheat rye and sometimes from oatenmeal. The vessel they baked the bread in was called a bastable.
They used usually put cuts on the top of the cake to make it rise. They used also make griddle bread. In olden times they used make flour locally. The bread they made was stampy and griddle bread.
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2019-06-21 07:47
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does, does, does,
people's, people's, people's,
pierced, pierced, pierced,
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At evening the sun lingers over this last of old Europe, and there is a twilight longer than any twilight in the world, blue overhear and reddish golden in the horizon, so that you wonder if you have not died in some gentle afternoon sleep and are wandering now on the edge of the promised peaceful country.
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2019-06-21 07:43
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hearts were pierced? They did not fail. They struck into the slow blood of their country a fire that never was quenched.
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2019-06-21 07:38
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out and put into a dish. It is then washed once or twice in spring water. When the butter is made it is taken out with the hand into a dish and salted before used. The butter milk is used for drinking but it is rarely or ever given to animals. Water is usually poured in during the making of the butter to wash down the butter.
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2019-06-21 07:36
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Churning is very rare at present in our district. Mostly everyone takes the milk to the creameries. A Churn is like a barrell with two handles at each side and a door to put in the cream. Twice a week butter is made in winter and once a week in summer. Usually the woman of the house or anyone belonging to her that does the churning but sometimes a neighbour would come in and take a turn at the work. In cold weather it takes an hour to make the butter but in summer it takes longer. When the butter is made it has a different sound as to when it was started. People usually put water in butter when it is made so as to gather it. Then it is taken
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2019-06-21 07:30
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a crowd that usually gather around the chapel gate.
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St Bridget day crosses are put in the rafters of the houses in honour of the saint. They are usually made of rushes but some more of them are made from rushes
St Patrick: shamrock is worn by the people. It is usually found grown in the railway. Some people wear it on their coat, but the men usually wear it on the bands of their hats.
Ash Wednesday we go to Mass to get blessed ashes and to receive Holy Communion. Then people who can't go to Mass get some of the blessed ashes of their neighbours.
Chalk Sunday people that didn't get married during Shrove are chalked by
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2019-06-21 07:23
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The pit is made with rushes
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2019-06-21 07:22
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There are potatoes growing in our land. We usually sow them in drills but if the land has not been ploughed before we set them in ridges. Before we sow the old potatoes we cut them in two parts and each part is called a sgiollan. Then lime or sand is put on them especially on the cut part.
Then manure is put in the drills or ridges and they are closed in again with a spade or plough. When the stalks appear above the ground they are "risen to" and them the garden is about to bloom it is sprayed to protect them from the blight.
The potatoes are dug in the beginning of September. Every one in the house helps to pick them. Then they are stored away in pits. The pit is usually made in the garden and sometimes the potatoes are stored in a house
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2019-06-21 07:16
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times. Most of the land is bog and a river and streams run near by. There are two old people over seventy in this district. They are also able to tell stories in English.
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2019-06-21 07:14
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I live in the townland of Ennismore in the parish of Listowel which is in the barony of O Connor. There are seventeen families and the number of each family is in brackets.
Fitzmaurice (5)
Lynch (3)
Murphys (4)
Mahony (8)
Horgan (1)
Enright (6)
Faleys (7)
O'Connor (2)
Brick (5)
Dillane (8)
Callaghan (11)
Connors (2)
Dunnes (1)
Mc Carthy (4)
Dillon (5)
Hartnett (6)
Duggan (3)
Carmody (6)
There are eighteen houses in this district. O'Connor is the most common name in the district. All the houses are slate. Ennismore got its name from the friars that lived there long ago. Many people emigrates to America in formal
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then she throws back the ball and some one of the crowd catches it. Then the girls say "Queenio" and she turns her face to the rest and guesses some one of the crowd. If she happens to say the right one she is in again and if not the one that got the ball goes in and repeats the same. This game is usually played in spring.
5. Ten girls must be in hides. One of the girls seeks and the other girls hide. When they are all in hide the seeker comes out and looks for them. No one must come out of their hide till they are all caught. Then the two last caught must hide.
6. We also play puckeen. One girl is blindfolded and the rest of them run around till some one of them is caught, then the puckeen is taken off the girl and put on the girl caught
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2. Share the ring is another game we play in this district. It is played during the winter nights. A ring is given to some one of the crowd. Each person holds out their hands and the person selected to give out the rings goes around to each person and gives the ring to some one of the crowd. Then he goes around quickly and asks each person who has the ring. Then if you answer wrong you would be slapped and the person that got the ring would share it out as first.
3. Nuts in May is another game we play. We first make a ring and two sides with an equal number at each side. Then one side says "Here we come gathering nuts in May" and the other side says "Who will ye have to take her away". Then one girl is chosen from each side and the two of them try to pull each other to their own side and so on till some one of the sides is left empty.
4. Queenio is another game we play:- One of the girls catches the ball and turns her back to the rest
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2019-06-21 06:52
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These are the following games I play
1. Skipping
2. Share the ring
3. Nuts in May
4. Queenio
5. Casey
6. Hides
7. Baseball
8. High Gates
9. Swinging
10. Jennie Joe
11. Hurling
12. Risque
13. Puckeen
14. Mother's
1. We often play Skipping. It is usually played in Spring and this is how it is done. We get a rope. Two girls are required to twist it and one or more can jump into it. They must have the rope go over their heads and jump them so as to leave it under their legs. If any one of them stands in the rope, they must go out of the skippings and must twist the rope for some one of the sides
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2019-06-20 08:06
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Herbs growing in the farm at home are buttercups, and daisies, thistle, caistreabhán, chickenweed, slanless, dogleaf and crowfoot. Dogleaf is good for the sting of a nettle. Caistreabhán is good for feeding pigs. It is cut small and mixed with milk and meal. Thistles grow in rich land. Dandelion is drawn like tea and is used for a cold. Slanless is used if you got any cut to stop it from bleeding.
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times. As a fisher-man was coming home from the fishery one morning about three o'clock he saw a Leiphreachan sitting under the fairy tree. He was about two feet in height. He had the face of an old man and he wore a long whisker and a red cap. He was smoking a long pipe. As the fisher-man was passing by he saluted the Leiphreachon and the Leiphreachon laughed back to him and said "Draw near young man and take a smoke from Jack Dewanes pipe and you wont be sorry". But the fisher-man refused him and went his way. The tree is growing there still. It is also said that a cooper was often heard working there. And people often heard meat frying there in the middle of the day.
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2019-06-20 07:54
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There is a place in Ennismore known by the name of Drom Domhnaigh. There is a crab tree growing there known as the fairy tree. There was a Leiphreachan often seen there in olden
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2019-06-20 07:35
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were marks made in the loaf when it was to be baked in the oven. The marks were made so as the loaf would not burst when baking. A griddle and an oven were used for baking. Stampy and potato cake were used on special occasions and sometimes bread wet with cream instead of milk known as cream cake.
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2019-06-20 07:33
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Bread was made from different grain. It was made from oats from rye and from wheat. The flour was ground at home with a hand quern. Some people still remember querns to be used long ago. They used potato-cake all meal bread called paka and stampy was made from potatoes also. There was also turnip bread made. It was made from flour and meal and boiled turnip. Boiled water was used to make paka. Milk was used for all the other classes. Bread was made almost every day. There
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2019-06-20 07:28
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came back to the palace and himself and the man servant divided the land between them. They both lived happy for ever after.
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2019-06-20 07:27
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his chance and he took the ring and put it on his finger and he went away with it. The giant woke up at once and asked the harp was there anything wrong. The harp said your ring is gone and he immediately rushed out and called at the ring. The ring was enchanted. The giant said Cáth bhfuil tú a fháinne and the ring answered Táim annse and it was on the squire's finger all the time. As the giant was closing on the squire he tried to pull the ring off his finger but it would not come off. Fearing that the giant would kill him he ran behind a rock and cut off his finger with a piece of the rock and threw his finger ring and all into the Shannon. When the giant called again to the ring it answered him below in the Shannon. The giant walked out into the Shannon and was drowned. The squire
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2019-06-20 07:18
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harp that would play the most enchanted music that ever you heard. There was a very wealthy squire living near him and he often visited him to hear the beautiful music of the harp. The giant wore a lovely ring the like of which was never seen before. This squire had a great desire for the ring. He didn't know how he could come by the ring. He made up with the man-servant and offered him a big prize if he could blind the giant. One morning as he was serving the breakfast to the giant he fell against him and stabbed him in the eye with a fork. The giant thought it was an accident and after a few days he was blind in both eyes. In a few days after the squire came to see the giant and he played the harp for him and his beautiful ring was on the table. After a short time the giant fell asleep and the harp still played and played. The squire saw
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2019-06-20 07:11
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until they arrived in the village. Seán was very angry to him but they fed him all the same. When they made sale of their turkeys and cliabhs and they had all the groceries bought for Christmas it was late when they started for home. Before they reached home they had to pass by a forest. It was a moonlight night and as they reached the forest a robber halted them. He took the ass with one hand and he held a gun in the other hand and he said to them. Your money or your lives. Seán was about to take the money from his pocket when the dog made a drive for the robber and caught him by the throat and knocked him and Seán came out and tied him with the ropes he had tying the cliabhs and he put him into
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2019-06-20 07:05
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Once upon a time in the west of Ireland there lived a man named Seán Regan. He was a cliabh maker by trade and used to sell his ckiabhs in the nearest village. One Christmas Eve he got ready in the dark of the morning to take his cliabhs to market as usual and his wife whose name was Máire went with him and took some turkeys with her to sell for Christmas. They had a donkey called Neddy and a nice car to suit him. The village was a good distance away from where they lived. They had a watch dog whose name was Dot. They used always leave him to guard the house whilst they were away. They went away to the village and the dog followed them and they never noticed him
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the car and they put in the dog also and Seán held the robber and when they arrived home Seán sent the neighbours for the and the robber got a long term of imprisonment and ever afterwards they were very fond of their big dog Dog. My father told me this story.
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2019-06-19 08:00
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A long time ago there lived a giant near the banks of the Shannon. He had only one eye. He was known as the giant with the one eye. He had a man-servant that used always attend to him. There was another wealthy man who used often come to visit him. All the valuables that he possessed were enchanted. They would do what he wanted them to do at his will. He had a beautiful
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2019-06-19 07:56
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There are many poets in our district. One was James Carmody Ennismore. Usually when he was at work he used make these poems. James Carmody died in the year 1936 and was a poet since he was young. He was a farmer and is buried at Listowel. The people liked him very well and he was welcomed everywhere he went. He was also a great story teller. These poems were written in English as the poet himself did not know any Irish.
These poems or songs were written down but they were never sung locally. There was also a very good poet from Banmore who worked in this district named Patrick O Connor. He wrote many songs one of which is in memory of George Hewson. There are some of his songs sung yet.
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2019-06-19 07:51
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There are many fairy forts in our school district. One is to be found in the townland of Gurtacrissane and two more in the townland of Ballyhorgan. The fort in Gurtacrissane is surrounded by a ditch and one of the other is surrounded by the same. The other is made of stone about three feet in height. In the center of the field there is a hole and a flag covering it. No one has ever went down there.
One day a man went digging the fort in Ballyhorgan. When he was about to dig it he was chased out of the fort by a bull. It can be also seen from one another
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2019-06-19 07:43
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Many tinkers visit our district. They usually come around before the races and before big fairs. They stay at the end of the footpath in Greenville or at a cross-road.
There are different tribes of them there:- The O Briens, the Carthys and the Donoghues. They usually travel around in caravans. They often go round from house to house begging for food to feed themselves. They get flour, milk, potatoes.
They also go round selling holy pictures, brooches, combs, and flowers made from coloured paper. They also buy tin and they make gallons and saucepans out of it. They go round and sell them to the people.
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2019-06-19 07:38
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keep doing that until the chain would be the required length.
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2019-06-19 07:37
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The children long ago used make hats of rushes. This is the way they used make them. First they used get five long rushes to make the band. Then they got long rushes and wove them round the band attaching them to the others until they came to the end. Then they were all tied together on the top to finish the hat.
They used also make dolls out of potatoes. They cut out the doll's face on the potatoe. Then they got four sticks, two to make the hands and the others to make the legs of the doll. This custom is in our district yet.
They also string daisies together. You put a hole in the end of the stem with your nail and then you would put in the stem of another daisy through the hole and then pull. You would
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2019-06-19 07:31
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The blacksmith told Jack to fit the boot on him and Jack said he would. The next morning Jack went to girl's house and the girl gave the boot to see would it fit him. Jack put his leg into the boot and it fitted quietly. The girl took off his hat and she knew him and she told her father that this was the boy that killed the big man and saved her life. Her father gave her permission to marry him. So the next day he married her. He gave the blacksmith a pile of gold. They lived happy together.
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2019-06-19 07:27
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was to be eaten and told her to stop the crying. The sea got very rough and Jack went down near the sea and the people told him to keep back and Jack would not keep back. In a couple of minutes a big man came out of the sea and Jack put up a good fight with the big man. At last Jack killed the big man. The girl was delighted. While Jack was going amongst the crowd he lost one of his shoes. He went up on the horse's back and went to the castle and carried the horse into the stable. He went into the castle himself. The girl carried the boot home. Hundreds of people went to the girl to fit the boot on and the boot would fit none of them.
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2019-06-19 07:21
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Down Jack went and hit the witch with the tail and never killed her. She begged of him for mercy that she would give him the keys of the castle. So Jack took the keys and opened the door of the castle and went into one room and it was full of gold. Jack saw a sword handing on the wall. Jack took the sword and went out and killed the witch. He carried the cows home that night and the next morning there was a girl to be eaten by a big man coming out of the sea. About twelve o'clock Jack dressed himself up and went out and went up on the horse's back and away he went and landed there for eleven o'clock. He went over beside the girl
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2019-06-19 07:16
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in their milk. So the next morning he drove the cows up and drove them inside the wall and went up the tree again and the same thing happened. He saw another giant coming out and this giant told Jack to come down that he would pull the head off him for killing my brother. Jack said nothing again only took the tail off and down he went and killed the second giant. He carried the cows home that night and the blacksmith said to Jack that he was great for minding cows. The next morning Jack drove up the cows and drove them inside the wall and went up the tree again. It was not long till Jack saw a witch and she told Jack "come down till I tear the head of you".
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2019-06-19 07:10
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blacksmith said you are the boy I want for minding cows and the piece of land that the blacksmith owned was bounding a giant's castle and the blacksmith told Jack to be very careful that if the cows went inside the wall that the giant would kill all the cows and when Jack drove the cows up he drove them inside the walland wemt up a tree. It was not long till a big giant came out. He said to Jack come down until I pull the head of you. Jack said nothing only took off the tail and went down and hit the giant with it and killed him. Jack carried the cows that night and the blacksmith said that the cows had an increase
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2019-06-18 07:55
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grain. Seldom or ever meat was used. Fish was often eaten. The Oaten bread and Rye bread are never used now. When the potatoes were dug long ago it was a general rule to make stampy of the potatoes and the people used have a great feast of stampy and skimmed milk. At Christmas sweet bread and bakers bread were used but were very rare, and also feasting was carried on. There were special customs for feasting (e. g.) Fresh fowl was killed for St. Martin's night and the blood was preserved and used for a cure. Before cups became common they used wooden mugs and cups and platters made from beach and the cups were known as Pegins. There were also wooden eggcups used.
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2019-06-18 07:48
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Long ago the people used eat three meals in the day. They were the breakfast, dinner and supper. The breakfast used be eaten about eight o'clock in the morning, the dinner at twelve o'clock and the supper at six o'clock in the evening. The people used work for about an hour every morning before eating. For the breakfast home-made bread and skimmed milk were used. For dinner and supper potatoes were used. Long ago it was a custom to have the table in the centre of the floor, and they used always spread a white cloth on the table and spill the potatoes out on the cloth. The different kinds of bread that were eaten were:- Whole Wheaten bread, Whole Rye bread and Whole Oaten bread. They had a hand quern to grind their own
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2019-06-18 07:36
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The fairs are usually held in out town. Every second week there is a fair held. There is a toll paid which amounts to twopence a head to the Earl of Listowel. Always when cattle or any other animal is sold luck money is usually given. The animals are marked with a special bought marker. When an animal is sold the rope or halter is given away. There are special fairs held for horses and other fairs held for cattle, sheep and for bonhams. There is also a special market day every Friday in our town. The cattle are sold in the square, the pigs and bonhams are sold in the market.
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2019-06-18 07:31
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He shoes wheels near a stream beside the forge. The sparks which fly about the forge form the dust which lie so thickly on the floor of the forge. The smiths were looked upon a being very strong.
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2019-06-18 07:30
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There's one forge in our district John Manony's. It is in their family for over hundred years. The forge is situated in Greenville. It is near a millstream. There is a slated roof on it. The door is never shaped only always a plain door. There are two fireplaces in it, but only one is used. There is a leather bellows in it. The names of the tools that the smith uses are:- an anvil, a hammer, a sledge, a chisel, a pincers and a punch. The smith always shoes horses and asses. The smith does not make ploughs but only repairs themand only repairs harrows, spades, showels, pikes and axes. He shoes wheels in the open air
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2019-06-18 07:24
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the shoemakers long ago had to make shoes but nowadays the shoes are bought readymade in the shop. Shoes called clogs were worn in the district but never made locally. It was about two years ago they were last worn. Shoes called gutaperca were worn in this district, it is a memory of many who are living now. An old saying about shoes: When frost and snow come both together sit by the fire and spare shoeleather.
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2019-06-18 07:20
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Long ago people didn't wear shoes until they were about twelve or thirteen years of age and sometimes eighteen. There are accounts of people who never wore shoes during their lives. In this district children usually go barefoot in summer and parts of spring. The feet water is generally thrown out after washing the feet because it is believed that it is unlucky to keep it inside during the night. My father repairs our boot and shoes and does repairing for a great many others.There are no shoemakers in the district at present, but long ago there were up to three or four living here. The change is that
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2019-06-18 07:11
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stall. They would place the pan with the coals under it. They would pull the spancel as if milking a cow and certain words they would say Mr. Mangan's milk (with me) or something of the likes that would bring the milk. They would also get the entrails of a certain animal. They would put them into a sciath and take them to a running atream with their hands and pull the sciath through the water and say (certain) such and such a man's milk with me and that person would have the milk.
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2019-06-18 07:07
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they did take the turn. It usually takes an hour to churn. In this district the butter was made by hand and the staff was always moved from side to side. Water is always poured in to wash down the cream. The butter is lifted out with the hand or paddle and put into a basin or pan and is washed and salted before using. Buttermilk was used for drinking and was rarely given to animals. Long ago when people wanted to harm others they used to get a milk pan and they used to put quenched coals into it and milk a little from every cow down on the coals. Then if they could steal any spare spancel from their neighbour they would hang it on the rafters of their
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2019-06-18 07:01
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A long time ago we had a churn at home. It is about twenty five years ago since churns were used. It was a common old make of churn. Its height was about two feet six inches, width at top about a foot and width at the bottom about one foot and six inches. The different parts of the churn were the lid, the staff, and the dash. In summer the butter used be made three times a week and in winter it used be made only twice a week. The woman of the house that used do the churning. If a stranger came in during churning they usually took a turn because it is said that the butter would not gather unless
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2019-06-17 08:33
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The net fishing season opens the first of April. Many people in our district go fishing with boats. The boats are made of timber and tarred outside. The night the fishing opens people usually say the rosary and sprinkle holy-water on the boats and nets. They also keep a little bottle of holy water in the boat.
They also cast lots to see which of them would fish first. If two people are fishing together in one boat they divide the amount of fish they catch. From Ballyhorgan quay to the Cashen, people are allowed fish free except for Beal a Phuirt which is owned by Mr. Ned Browne.
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2019-06-17 08:27
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It is unlucky to start ploughing on a Saturday because they say it would never be finished.
It is also unlucky to send a child to school on a Monday for the first time.
People would never like to start building a house on Friday or Monday. The potatoes should be set before St. Patrick's Day or they would never grow at all.
Long ago it was a custom to set wheat and oats on a Wednesday in February.
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2019-06-17 08:24
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Long ago the people used dye their clothes with a plant called wood-sorrel and also with the roots of heather.
It would be boiled first in a big pot and the leaves would be taken out. Then the garment would be put into the juice of the wood-sorrel.
The people used make ropes of hay called sugans, this costum is in our district yet.
Long ago the people in our district used make baskets with sally rods. When they cut the rods they used put them up the chimney to season. When they were seasoning for a month they were taken down and weaven one over the other. They used also make candles of the fat of cattle. They would bury the fat in bogs and leave it there until it would be fit to melt. Then they put a sop of rushes for a wick
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2019-06-17 07:17
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tuk, when calling ducks we say feed, feed, feed, when calling geese we say, baddy, baddy, baddy, when calling pigs we say watty, watty, watty, when calling cows we say col, col, col, when calling goats we say bet, bet, bet, when calling chickens we say chick, chick, chick, when calling donkeys we say billy, billy, billy, when calling cats we say pus, pus, pus. I have heard the following names of cows.
Daisy
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Tut.
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2019-06-17 07:12
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These are the animals we have at home.
Hens.
Chickens.
Donkeys.
Goats.
The cowhouse is made with cement and covered with corrugated iron. There is a little hole in the corner to let in air. There is a space left inside for hay. The cow is tied by the neck with a chain on to the pillar made for the purpose. Every May-Eve there is a branch of rowan put inside the cow's door supposed to bring luck. When calling hens we say tuk, tuk,
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2019-06-17 07:07
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rosettes and strips of green ribbon. The shamrock is found on the sides of the roads or on the side of the railway line.
Shrove Tuesday.
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2019-06-17 07:06
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The people make crosses and put them on the rafters of their houses in honour of St Brigids. The crosses are made out of rushes or out of timber.
St. Patrick's Day
The people usually wear shamrock on their hats or caps to honour St Patrick. The children wear shamrock, harps,
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2019-06-17 07:04
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shoe leather.
United we stand and divided we fall.
Six old socks make three pairs; the middle of the bridge is half way and behind the fire the hob is.
The early bird catches the worm.
Tis a long lane that has no turning.
Say nothing but saw wood.
A good run is better than a bad stand.
The longest way round is the safest way home.
As long as a wet Sunday.
A stitch in time saves nine.
As dry as a bone.
If the world frowns on us the sun shines on us.
The longest day must have an end
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2019-06-17 07:03
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and the dearest friends must part.
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2019-06-17 07:02
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shoe leather.
United we stand and divided we fall.
Six old socks make three pairs; the middle of the bridge is half way and behind the fire the hob is.
The early bird catches the worm.
Tis a long lane that has no turning.
Say nothing but saw wood.
A good run is better than a bad stand.
The longest way round is the safest way home.
As long as a wet Sunday.
A stitch in time saves nine.
As dry as a bone.
If the world frowns on us the sun shines on us.
The longest day must have an end.
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2019-06-17 06:58
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The longer you live the more you learn.
The more hurry the less speed.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
The darkest hour is before the dawn.
You will never miss water until the well runs dry.
Every dark cloud has a silver lining.
Never shout until you are out of the wood.
Smooth water runs deep.
Between two stools you fall to the ground.
When frost and snow come both together sit by the fire and spare
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2019-06-14 08:04
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The potatoes are dug in September. My father and my uncle pick the potatoes. Then we gather them in a heap and we make a pit for them. The pit is made with scraws and rushes. Then we put the potatoes into a heap and cover them with rushes and scraws to keep them from getting damp.
handle
trettle
the iron (blade)
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2019-06-14 08:01
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There are potatoes growing on our land, and they are usually sown in drills. If the land has not been ploughed before, the potatoes are set in ridges. We usually set half an acre and this is the way they are set. The drills or ridges are made with the plough. There is manure then spread in the drills. Before sowing the old potatoes they are cut in small pieces called sciolláns and are spread evenly in the drills about ten inches apart. Then the drills are closed again with the plough, and when the gardens are in bloom about the month of July they are sprayed as a preventative against the blight.
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2019-06-14 07:57
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There are potatoes growing on our land. We set the potatoes in drills and we usually set about half an acre every year. If the land is not ploughed before it is made into ridges.
Before sowing the old potatoes they are first cut into sgiolláns and there must be an eye on every sgiollan. Then manure is put on the drills, or ridges, and they are closed again with a spade. When the stalks begin to appear over the ground the potatoes are "risen to" and the same is done as they grow up. When the stalks are withered the potatoes are fit to be dug. Everyone in the house helps to pick them. They are stored in a pit. It is usually made in the middle
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2019-06-14 07:45
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the river. When boiled together and mixed with lard and gun powder they make a cure for scurry. Bramhnán grows on the banks of the river and should be avoided as it is deadly poison. Chickweed is a very harmful weed in tillage land. It spreads quickly and kills many crops. It is sometimes used as fodder for cattle.
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2019-06-14 07:42
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Rushes when cut and saved make good thatch for houses and also bedding for cattle. Mínscoth is found in upland meadows. When boiled and the juice mixed with honey it makes a good cure for coughs. Slanless grows in all kinds of land. It is sometimes used for cuts. Dandelion grows in high fields or in the sides of the roads. It is used as a syrup for certain diseases. Comfry grows in many places. It is good feeding for pigs. The roots when scraped make a cure for a sprained leg or hand. Nettles are very dirty weeds in grass lands or gardens. It is used sometimes as a vegetable. Caistreabhán is generally found everywhere and makes a good food for pigs. Fothrom and cropatrick are generally found by the side of
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2019-06-14 07:35
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These are the plants and weeds that grow in our district. Buachallán, thistle, praiseach buidhe, felistrium, rushes, mínscoth, slanless, caistreabhán, comfry, nettles, dandelion, cropatrick, fothrom, bramhnán (amhrán), chickweed.
The buachallán is a very harmful weed to pasture land. A great number of insects gather in it. It is harmful to cattle. It often The thistle is also a very harmful weed to the eyes of cattle. It often causes blindness. The praiseach buidhe is a very harmful weed to tillage land. It causes failure to many crops. It is generally found in bog land. Felistrium is a very harmful weed and spreads very quickly. Rushes always grow in wet land
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2019-06-14 07:14
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The Leipreachan is about two feet in height. He has a red cap on his head always. If you see him catch him, for if he is near a hedge he will go in through. Hold him and ask him for the purse. And every time you open it you will get a shilling in it.
This is a story about the Leipreachan. My father was going to work one morning and above in Tim Hayes's he heard a voice inside in the fort. "Isn't it a fine day the first of March".
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2019-06-14 07:13
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The Leipreachan is about two feet in height. He has a red cap on his head always. If you see him catch him, for if he is near a hedge he will go in through. Hold him and ask him for the purse. And every time you open it you will get a shilling in it.
This is a story about the Leipreachan. My father was going to work one morning and above in Tim Hayes's he heard a voice inside in the fort. "[?] it a fine day the first of March".
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2019-06-14 07:09
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and the cow told the boy to put warm clothes on him. So he dressed himself up and went out and went up on the cow's back and the cow galloped off and soon came to a forest. They stayed for the night and the cow said this is my last night with you, in the morning there will a big bull come across the hill and he will kill me and when I am killed cut off my tail and tie it around your waist and anyone you are fighting with only take off the tail and hit them with it and it will kill them. When the cow was killed he buried her and cried over her. Then he went away. It was about six o'clock when he saw a village and the first house he went to, there was a blacksmith working and he asked him for job and the
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2019-06-14 07:03
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him the next morning. So they watched him and they caught him and they made up the plan that his wife would go to bed and they would tell him that his wife was bad and to go for the doctor so he went for the doctor and his wife was talking to the doctor and he said that there was nothing to cure this sickness only the liver of the first cow that would come into the yard. This animal should be killed and to give his wife the liver so the first cow came into the yard and they killed her and no cure came from her liver. This held on until every cow was killed all to the white cow and the next morning she was to be killed
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2019-06-14 06:58
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spread it on the field and look away. He looked away and when he turned around again there was every class of food he could ask for on the towel. He ate his nough and he looked away again and on turning everything that was on the towel had disappeared. He rolled the towel up and put it into the horn again and put the horn on again. He carried the cows in and he ate no supper that night. He ate no breakfast the next morning only went out and had his fine breakfast in the field. The same thing happened that night. He ate no supper and they said that they would watch
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2019-06-13 08:06
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The robin builds her nest in the side of a bank. It is made off moss and feathers. She usually lays six eggs and their colour is white. When Our Lord was dying on the Cross the robin flew under him and a drop of blood fell on her breast and it was from that she got her red breast.
The crow builds her nest on a very high tree. It is made of hay and sticks. A number of them usually build together. She lays four eggs their colour is blue.
The cuckoo comes to us in summer. She never builds a nest of her own but she lays her eggs in another bird's nest. The bird that usually follows the cuckoo is the veet.
The swallow builds her nest on the eves of houses. She makes her nest of hay, moss, and feathers. She lays four eggs. Their colour is blue with brown spots. She only stays with us through the summer.
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2019-06-13 07:56
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These are the wild birds we have in this district:- blackbird, thrush, crow, swallow, linnet, owl, seagull, robin, wren, lakr, snipe, cuckoo, bullfinch, sparrow, goldfinch, pheasant, woodcock, yellow-hammer, grouse, magpie, water-hen, corncrake, curlew, chaffinch, veet, crane, Jack-daw, sterling, swan, Tom-tit, pigeon, green plover, hawk.
The thrush builds her nest in a hedge. It is made of mud, sticks and moss. She covers the nest with wet mud and she flapps her wings inside in the nest and makes it quite smooth. She usually lays five eggs the colour of them is blue with white dots on them. The thrush stays with us all the year round.
The blackbird usually builds her nest in a ditch. The colour of her eggs is blue. It is made of sops of hay and mud. She stays with us all the year round.
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Weathers' well is between Abbeydorney and Causeway. It is how it got its name. There is a mass rock there. One time the priest was saying mass there.
The English got an account about him and in a moment were in the midst of the whole congregation. They broke and scattered everything in the altar. One day when he was celebrating mass a pack of blood-hounds came on and three weathers from the well and ran towards the sea. The hounds ran after them and the priest and people were saved from them.
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thunder and lightning.
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In the year 1903 a great storm arose and did much damage, it knocked trees and threw down houses. The night before the storm the sky was all ablaze of red light. In 1935 thunder and lightning raged all over our district, it killed many people.
A man was coming from work. He was struck by lightning and was killed. Another was coming from Listowel on a bicycle, the handlebars were struck by lightning and the man's clothes took fire and he was burned to death.
We had a very heavy fall of snow in 1915. Cattle and sheep were lost. It eas 3 feet deep and in more parts it was from eight to ten feet in height. It stopped the train. In 1935 we had desparate
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year 1931 the Ennismore railway gates were broken. They went to bed and forgot to open the gates and the first train in the morning broke them.
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In 1921 Ballyhorgan bridge was burned down by the republicans.
One Sunday a boy went bathing in a river he got tangled in seaweed and could not release himself. Two boys happened to be walking along the bank. They saw him and ran to rescue him but when he was found he was dead. He was known as Patrick O Connelly.
A man named Tom Hartnett from Coolagown was coming from Listowel in a horse and car. The horse got frightened and ran. The cart overturned and the man was killed. In 1917 a very bad flu swept over our district and many people died. In 1900 a fire broke out in Hewson's. A shed of hay took fire and could not be quenched. Over two tons of hay was destroyed. In the
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a wren. On Christmas night they all go around in the wren some of them playing Melodeons, others fiddles. On St Stephans's day they go around again and whatever they make they will spend it on a wrendance.
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We light candles on Christmas Eve at seven o'clock. We put two candles on each of the kitchen windows and one on each of the room windows inside in jampots decorated with coloured paper.
We have a crib in one of the kitchen windows and a candle lighting at each side. Usually the youngest person in the house lights them. We also light candles on New Year's Eve but on this occasion we only light one on each window.
We put small candles lighting in front of the crib. My father lights them. They are always left lighting until morning. On Christmas some of the boys go around trying to catch
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weather.
8. When the sky is red it is the sign of a coming storm.
9. If the wind blows the dust off the road it is the sign of rain.
10. When soot falls down the chimneys it is the sign of rain.
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1. When black clouds surround the sun it is the sign of rain.
2. If the sun goes down very red it is the sign of good weather.
3. A rainbow in the morning is the sign of rain that day.
4. If the sign goes down pale it is the sign of bad weather.
5. A blue light in the fire is the sign of rain.
6. If a hill appears very far away it is the sign of fine weather.
7. If a hill appears very near it is the sign of wet
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9. Ans. A lamp.
10. What is put on the table and cut but never eaten.
Ans. A Deck of cards.
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5. Why does a cow look over a ditch.
Ans. Because she can't look under it.
6. Two Ns two Os an L and a D put them together and spell them for me.
Ans. London.
7. I have a little house and a mouse wouldn't fit in it, all the men in town couldn't count all the windows in it.
Ans. A Thimble.
8. Put out your hand and there you'll see, what isn't or what wasn't, or what never will be.
Ans. That none of your fingers are the same size.
9. A little Kerry cow she hangs in the wall she'll drink all around her but will eat nothing at all.
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1. Humpy Dumpy sat on the wall Humpy Dumpy got a great fall all the King's horses all the King's men couldn't put Humpy Dumpy together again.
Ans. An egg.
2. A little boy stands in the field and when you'll touch him he'll begin to cry.
Ans. A pump.
3. It is the beginning of all eternity. It's in the end of time and space. It's in the beginning of every end and is in the end of every place.
Ans. The letter E.
What is it that makes a lot of noise, can't move without it and yet it's of no use to it.
Ans. A Train.
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There was a man and he was married first and they had a child and his wife died and he married again and this wife had three children and they never liked the grandchild. He was put minding cows and this day he was crying longside the ditch and the white cow came up to him and asked what was wrong with him. I am your mother and I came in this form. I am hungry he said and the cow said screw off my horn and there is a towel inside in it and
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The food in olden times was potatoes and salt. They in a few other years they used have pake, and sourmilk and the people used to live longer in olden times. The table used to be longside the wall only if there was a big family and then it would be in the middle of the floor. In a few other years they used have yellow gruel and sourmilk for every meal, for brearfast dinner and supper and before going to bed.
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The Landlord in the district was Hesson. He was a very good Landlord. He never evicted any one. He used have about twelve men working with him.
He used to give them fifteen shillings a week. He is dead now.
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My father saw none of the churns long ago. How they used to make the butter. They used to put the cream into a bottle and shake it until the cream become butter. And if any person came in while they were shaking the bottle the person that came in should take a turn. It would
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2019-06-11 07:12
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When coming home they used to take them off. The children of the district never wear boots in summer.
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2019-06-11 07:11
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The old people of the district never wore boots or shoes. Only since the last couple of years the people began to wear boots. They used never wear boots around the house. Going to town they used to carry their boots in their hands. When they reached the Convent Cross they used to put them on there.
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2019-06-11 07:09
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take a half hour before the cream became butter. My father said that he heard many stories about churning but he has them forgotten now.
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Lord Listowel was the Local Landlord. He lived for about fifty years. He was not so bad for evictions but very high for valuations.
Some of the people that were evicted went to America. The agents under Lord Listowel were very cruel but himself was a very good man. The land was divided into farms under the landlords.
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red and blue and some are clipped down the side with a scissors. When cattle are sold the seller usually gives money and it is called "Luck money".
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There are fairs held in Listowel once a fortnight. There are cattle, sheep and bonhams sold at the fairs. The three biggest fairs of the year are held on May the thirteenth, July the twenty fifth and October the twenty eight.
There is a fair in Causeway and it is called the Fair of the Cross. It is held three weeks and three days before Christmas. At every market in Listowel a toll is paid to Lord Listowel. They have to pay two pence for cattle and one penny for bonhams. The cattle are marked with different colours which are
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There are nine forges in the Parish. One at Bolton's Cross and one at the Six crosses and one near a stream. All the rest in Listowel. Most of the forges are made of cement and roofed with corrugated iron and some are roofed with slate.
The smith's implements are, an anvil, a bellows, a hammer, a pincers. The smith shoes horses, ponies, asses and also shoes wheels of cars and repairs ploughs, harrows and gates.
There is a big handle in the bellows and it is worked up and down to blow the fire.
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butter to be made. About one hour in Summer and from one to two in Winter. It is worked up and down by hand. When the butter is made it all comes to the top and that is why the people know when the butter is made.
It is all gathered in one lump and washed several times in water to take out the butter milk. In winter when the cream is very cold the people put lukewarm water into the churn to make the butter come quickly. Butter is made twice a week in summer and once a week in winter.
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2019-06-10 12:42
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My Grandmother has a churn at home and it is use yet. It is about three feet and a half high. It is wider in the bottom than at the top. The dasher is made in the shape of a cross and a handle is attached to it.
This handle goes through a hole in the cover and is used by beating it up and down to make the butter. If a stranger came in during the churning they would have to take a turn at the works or they could not make the butters. Nobody was allowed to take out a coal of fire while churning or the butter would be stolen. From one to two hours it takes
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2019-06-10 12:37
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Roseline was full of fright and she told the old woman that she would bake for her if she left her lodge until morning.
The girl was put into bed longside the fire and the old witch went to bed in her room. When the morning came Roseline was so cosy in bed that she did not get up. She said let the old woman get up first. When the woman got up she found Roseline fast asleep in bed. She ran over and said get up you lazy girl. Roseline got up and the old woman took her to her room where a row of cloaks were hanging. She said to choose the cloak she liked best she took a cloak with a golden lining but when she looked at the outside she was surprised to find it all mot eaten and she had to throw it away.
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2019-06-10 12:14
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Once upon a time there lived two little girls. One was Rosemary and the other was Roseline. Rosemary was a very good little girl and Roseline was very bold.
One day mother went to town and told the two to do all the work of the house. When Roseline heard this she ran away and left her sister to do all the work of the house. When she was half way the road she saw the funniest little house. Its steps were made of chocolate, the chimneys were made of little buns. Roseline was very hungry and began eating the chocolate. The door opened and an old witch appeared in the door. She grasped a hold of Roseline and dragged her inside the door.
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Give new milk to a ferrett and what he leaves after him give it to the sick person
To to to to to.
Sty sty sty
Rub cold tea to it in the morning
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Leave, leave, leave
Until, until, until,
And therefore, and therefore.
We make a rick of it beside the house
Thatch, thatch, thatch
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The weather at present is very suitable for the drawing home of the turf. The farmers usually cut the turf in March and leave it in the bog to dry until October.
When drawing home the turf most of the people draw it out on the side of the road because the bog is very soft and therefore no animal could travel it. When we are drawing home our turf we carry the donkey into the bog and fill the rail there.
When the turf is drawn home we make a rick of it beside the house and thatch it with rushes for the winter for fear the rain would get into it.
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Thursday. Thursday
Island Island. Island
I was more interested in the market
Never before were there so many plays in the Market
I arrived home at eight o'clock and having eaten my supper I went to bed as I was very tired
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2019-06-10 11:55
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went to bed as I was very tired.
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2019-06-10 11:54
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The Listowel races were held last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Last year the races were much better. There were more horses present.
I went there on the last day. I enjoyed it very well. It was a beautiful day. I did not go to the Island. I was more interested in the market.
Never before were there so many plays in the Market. The streets were crowded after the races.
I arrived home at eight o'clock and having eaten my supper
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the Listowel races were held last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Last year the races were much better. There were more horses present.
I went there on the last day. I enjoyed it very well. It was a beautiful day. I did not go to the Island. I was more interested in the market.
Never before were there so many plays in the Market. The streets were crowded after the races.
I arrived home at eight o'clock and having eaten my supper
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2019-06-10 11:50
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We are left out for play from half twelve to one o'clock.
Corrections.
Were. Were, were.
On the side. On the side.
It is my. It is my.
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On last Monday our new school at Killocrim was opened. The opening ceremony was performed by The Very Rev. Canon Fitzgerald. All our parents and ourselves were here that morning.
It is a very nice school. I like it very well. It is my first time being in a mixed school. There are two rooms and each teacher has a different class. It is situated on the side of the road.
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In the cry of the seagull, as he winged his solitary flight over the Atlantic waves, in the shriek of the eagle as he wheeled the height of the Kerry mountains, in the note of the thrastle as she sang her evening lay in the woods of Slieve Gart, in the roar of the cataract as it foamed and splashed down the rocky ravine, in the sob of the ocean as it beat unceasingly against the cliffs of Achill, in the sigh of the wind as it moved, ghostlike, through the oaks of Derrybawn - in all these sounds the ancient Gael heard a music unheard by other men, all these sounds spoke to his inmost heart in whispers mystrious but half understood.
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spring spring
summer summer
autumn autumn
winter winter
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January January
February February
March March
April April
May May
June June
July July
August August
September September
October October
November November
December December
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Sunday Sunday
Monday Monday
Tuesday Tuesday
Wednesday Wednesday
Thursday Thursday
Friday Friday
Saturday Saturday
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heart, heart, around, around.
Lizzie Fitzmaurice
Elizabeth Fitzmaurice ur
Elizabeth Fitzmaurice
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in the wenter. We have hens. They aly eggs and we eat some of the eggs and some others under a hatching hen to bring out chickens. We never put a mark on hen eggs duck eggs only on turkeys eggs.
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Cow
Donkey
Hens
We have a Cow at home but we have no certain name for her. She is in wenter we call the house she is in a stall her tying is a rope tied to a stake driving down an the ground. We don't have the donkey
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2019-06-07 12:26
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it to God.
Ash Wednesday
All the people go into the church for holy ashes and they make a cross on their forehead.
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2019-06-07 12:23
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We make a great fire in honour of St John.
On St. Patrick's day we all wear a piece of shamrock because in the old law when st Patrick first came to Ireland converting the people to the faith he picked a piece of shamrock and he said there are three leaves in one stem as there are three persons in one God. St. Martin. All the people kill a hen and they keep the blood in a bit of cloth because in the time of the Jews they used to kill a sheep and offer
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You are as wrong as mall bell.
A watched kettle never boils.
The longest way around is the safest way home.
When frost and snow come boot together sit by the fire and spare shoe-leather.
The early bird catches the worm.
Tis a long lane that has no turning.
As long as a wet Sunday.
A good run is better than a bad stand.
A stitch in time saves nine.
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2019-06-07 11:10
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Costerwan is given to pigs. It is chopped up fine and then they throw some porage over the caistreabhán and mix the two of them together. Nettles are given to turkeys. They are chopped up fine and then throw some porage over the nettles and they are mixed together. Nettles are good for rheumatism. Pick a bunch of nettles and put them up to the pain and then the pain will be gone in a couple of days.
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Long ago when people were baking bread they used bake enough that would them for a week. The vessel they baked the bread in was called the bastable.
They used put cuts on the bread to make it rise. The bread they made was stampy, potato cake and driddle bread. In olden times they used make floor locally. Farmers had a quern of their own. It was used for grinding wheat, oats, and corn.
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2019-06-07 10:58
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it was strange to see a hare going into a house to lie. Some people used to say that they often saw her coming out of a local grave yard.
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2019-06-07 10:57
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Long ago there was a house in our district. I don't remember any one living in it because I was too young. A large black hare used sleep in one of the corners of one of the rooms. He was very tame.
People were afraid to hunt or shoot him. An old man who spent all his life fowling and hunting said he would shoot the hare the next day. So off he went to the house but when he got the hare stood up on his hind legs and the man got afraid and ran for home. Maybe it was an ordinary hare but
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2019-06-07 10:51
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They found a pot of gold. When they came home they were very thankful to the traveller and they were rich for ever.
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2019-06-07 10:50
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One day a traveller went in to a house and asked for lodgings and they gave it to him. When night came on they all sat around the fire chatting. All of a sudden the traveller saw writing on the flag of the hearth.
Nobody was able to the writing only the traveller and he asked the people of the house where was it got, and they told him it was got in a fort. The traveller asked the man for a spade and a pickaxe and they would go to the fort when the clock struck twelve. Then they went off to the fort, and to their great surprise
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2019-06-07 10:46
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middle of the house if there was a big family. It was only around Christmas or any other feast that the people used eat meat.
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2019-06-07 10:45
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Long ago people only ate three meals a day. For breakfast they had bread made of Indian meal and wet with boiled water with no soda and skimmed milk. For dinner they had potatoes and skimmed milk and for supper they had stirabout made with yellow meal boiled in water. This was also eaten with skimmed milk.
In the morning they worked for about an hour before breakfast. About nine o'clock they had breakfast. About two o'clock they had dinner, and from seven to eight they had supper. The table was always put in the
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2019-06-07 10:41
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Lord Listowel was the Local Landlord. He lived for about fifty years. He was not so bad for evictions but very high for valuations.
Some of the people that were evicted went to America. The agents under Lord Listowel were very cruel but himself was a very good man. The land was divided into farms under landlords.
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One day a girl was going milking cows near a forst. She saw gold glittering near a tree. She marked it with a spancil and went to tell her people about it. When she came back again all the trees were full of spancils and she did not know the tree she saw the gold near.
One day a soldier was walking along the road when he met a witch. She asked him did he want to earn money and he answered he did. Then she told him to go down a
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One day a girl was going milking cows near a fort. She saw gold glittering near a tree. She marked it with a spancil and went to tell her people about it. When she came back again all the trees were full of spancils and she did not know the tree she saw the gold near.
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2019-06-05 07:44
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family was big and some used sit in the middle of the house around a pot of steamed meal. When the harvest was put in they used have a feast and it was called the "Harvest Home". It was only around Christmas or any other big feast that the people used eat meat.
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2019-06-05 07:39
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The people long ago had three meals a day. The breakfast, the dinner and the supper. Some people used work about two hours in the morning before they ate their breakfasts. The breakfast usually consisted of potatoes, salt and buttermilk. For the dinner they had potatoes and skimmed milk and the supper consisted of stirabout made with yellow meal and boiled in water. At that time the bread they used was made with meal and water, this was called "pak". The table was always put in the middle of the house if the
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2019-06-05 07:35
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branch of rowan is put in the cow house to bring luck on the cows. In the months of October and November the horses are clipped.
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2019-06-05 07:31
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The following are the animals and fowl we have at home, cows, a pig, turkeys, ducks, a pony, dogs, hens. When driving cows in or out of the fields we say How-How. I have heard the following names called to the cows, Daisy, Rose, Kerry, Polly. The cow house is made of timber and corrugated iron. The cows are tied to stakes with chains. When driving the calves we say Suk-Suk. When calling hens Tuk, Tuk and turkey Be-Be and duck - Feed-Feed. Every May Eve a
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St. Brigid Day. The people make crosses of timber and put them on the rafters of their houses in honour of St. Brigid.
St Patrick's Day. It is a custom to wear shamrock, harps and green ribbons.
Chalk Sunday. Those that did not marry get chalked by a crowd that generally collect at the chapel gate.
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2019-06-05 07:21
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A watch pot never boils.
The more hurry the less speed.
You will never miss the water until the well runs dry.
Growing old growing worse.
It is a long lae but has no turning.
If you cannot do a thing right it is better not to do it at all.
Between two stools you fall to the ground.
One trouble never comes alone.
A stitch in time saves nine.
You are taller standing like a dog sitting.
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2019-06-05 07:17
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Epicures Early-Rose, Shamrocks Champions and British Queens. The potatoes are dug in the beginning of September. They are dug with a plough and in small gardens they are dug with a spade.
Everyone in the house picks them. When the stalks are withered then the potatoes are fit to be dug. They are stored in a pit. It is usually in a garden the pit is made. It is made of earth and rushes.
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2019-06-05 07:14
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There are potatoes growing in our land. We set them in drills but if the land is not ploughed before, they are made into ridges.
Before the potatoes are sown they are cut in sgiollans and there must be an eye in every piece. Then they are sown with lime or ashes or sand. When the stalks begin to appear above the ground we rise to them and they are sprayed.
There are many varieties of potatoes. These are some of their names. Kerr-pinks Irish-Queens Orange-Banners Orange-Victors
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2019-06-05 07:09
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along streams and ponds and it is used as a vegetable.
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in poor land and ferns and mínscoth and buachallán. Some people used to use nettle as a vegetable. The yellow root is growing on the banks of rivers and it is deadly poison. The herb the people used long ago for dying articles is called robin-run-the-hedge.
Children were cured of the jaundice by an herb called the blue-bell. Briars grow in land and are very harmful and they yield fruit which makes jam. Elder-berry grows in the landand it maked beautiful wine, and beer is made out of an herb called hops. Water cress grows
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There is an herb growing in the land. It is supposed to be a great cure for Rheumatism. The name of it is yarrow. The dandelion is used for bad stomach and it grows in rich land.
Comfry is used for skin soars and for pig feeding. Chicken weed grows in rich land and is used for swollen joints. The nettle is used for fowl and the juice of it is a great tonic for the blood. The clover grows in rich land and also thistles. The heather grows
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The goals they had were sticks or their coats.
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2019-06-05 06:59
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In olden days football and hurling were great games by the young men on Sundays and holidays throughout the year. They used come from several districts to play in a field of ours known as the Black Field.
In olden times they used to wear no football suits or football shoes. Ennismore and Dysert generally played and had seventeen at each side. They had no lot overheard the goalsport. Any ball that would go beyond their reach was a point and any ball that passed within their reach was a goal.
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2019-06-05 06:54
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hollow in a tree, to get a tinder box that she left after her the last time she was down. The witch gave him her apron. And when he went down he found in the box a wand. She tipped him and turned him into an owl.
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2019-06-05 06:52
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One day a girl was going milking cows near a forest. She saw gold glittering near a tree. She marked it with a spancil and went to tell her people about it. When she came back again all the trees were full of spancils and she did not know the tree she saw the gold near.
One day a soldier was walking along the road when he met a witch. She asked him did he want to earn money and he answered he did. Then she told him to go down a
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2019-06-05 06:48
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The people long ago used eat three meals a day, their dinner, breakfast and supper. Generally the very old workmen used to eat their breakfast at six o'clock in the morning. They used to eat for their breakfast potatoes, salt and butter milk.Then their dinner at twelve o'clock would have to be taken where they worked. For their dinner they had [?] of yellow meal wet with boiled water. For the supper potatoes, salt and skimmed milk.
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2019-06-04 07:41
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the land from the Fitzgeralds the Knights of Kerry who lived in Ennismore at that time. The land of Ennismore was not divided into farms because Hewson owned it all. The landlord had special powers over his tenants. Hewson would punish very severely for things that were wrongly done.
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2019-06-04 07:39
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The Landlord of our district was Mr. Hewson. Hewson was only a land owner and he was very unkind to the people around here. Hewson had many tenants under him and he evicted many of them. Lord Listowel agents were very cruel but himself was a very good man. Some of the people Hewson evicted went to America, others went to Listowel to live there. Land-leagues were built for some of them. Lord Listowel bought
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2019-06-04 07:34
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usually given away to the person that buys her.
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2019-06-04 07:34
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The fairs are held once a fortnight in Listowel. They are always held in the town. The cattle are sold to local people and to buyers. The cattle are marked with chalk, or pencil of different colours when they are sold. Every market day in Listowel a toll is paid to Lord Listowel which amounts to twopence a head for cattle and three-pence for pigs. There is a special market every Friday in Listowel. There is a fair in Causeway, it is called the Fair of the Cross. It is held three weeks and three days before Christmas. When an animal is sold the halter is
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2019-06-04 07:29
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down when blowing the fire. Most of the forges are made near stream and the water the smith used is a cure for warts.
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2019-06-04 07:28
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There are eight forges in this district. There is one at Bolton's Cross, one at the Six Crosses and one at Greenville. All the rest are in Listowel.
Most of the forges are roofed with corrugated iron. There is only one fireplace in the forge. The smith's implements are, a bellows, an anvil, a hammer, a sledge and a pincers. The smith shoes horses, ponies, asses and he also shoes wheels of cars. The smith also repairs ploughs, harrows, pikes and gates.
There is a big long handle in the bellows. This is to be moved up and
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2019-06-04 07:20
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Shoes called clogs were worn in this district up to two years ago but never made.
Gutaperkia shoes were worn long ago in this district.
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2019-06-04 07:19
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Long ago people never wore a pair of shoes until they were getting married. There are people who never wear shoes still in our district except when going to Mass. Nearly all the children going to school go barefoot in summer. It is a custom in this district to wash the feet down at the back-door, also it is unlucky to leave the feet water inside after you. It should be thrown out at the left hand side of the door. There are no shoemakers at present in the district but long ago there were two or three living here. The change is that now a days the shoes are sold in the shop. My father repairs our boot and shoes.
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2019-06-04 07:13
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summer and two in winter. The butter is put out in a large dish and washed several times to take out the buttermilk. In winter when the cream was very cold luke-warm water into the churn to make the butter come quickly.
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2019-06-04 07:11
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Long ago churning was very common but at present is rarely made in our district. The churn is about three feet high. It is like a barrel with two handles on each side. Twice a week the butter is made in Winter and once in Summer.
It is usually the woman of the house that makes the butter. If a stranger comes in during the churning they would have to take a turn at the work or the butter would not gather. No one was allowed to take a coal of fire while churning the butter, or the butter would be stolen. From one to two hours it takes the butter to be made, about one in
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2019-06-04 07:03
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hens, and when calling turkeys we say bee, bee.
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2019-06-04 07:02
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The following are the animals we have at home, cow, hens, donkey. When driving cows we say How, How and when driving calves in or out of a field we usually say Suk, Suk. I have heard the following names called for cows, Daisy, Kitty, Tut, and Braddy. The cow house is made of timber and roofed with corrugated iron. The cows are tied to stakes with chains and ropes, the cows are tied by the necks to the stakes and sometimes by the horns. Every May-Eve the branch of a rowan tree is put over the door of the cow-house. It is supposed to bring luck on the cows.
We say Tuk, Tuk when calling
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2019-06-04 06:55
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you wash your hands on the dew on the grass on May-morning before sunrise you will be able to rip any kind of a knot until May-day again.
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2019-06-04 06:54
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St. Brigid Day. The people make crosses of timber and put them on the rafters of their houses in honour of St. Brigid.
St Patrick's Day. It is a custom to wear shamrock and harps and green ribbon.
Chalk Sunday. Those that did not marry get chalked by a crowd that generally collect at the chapel gates.
May Day. There are many customs connected with May-day. On May Eve the branches of the sycamore or Summer is brought in and put up around the house. It is supposed to keep out evil. Long ago the people used dance round the May tree, and many people would not give away milk on May day. It is said if
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2019-06-04 06:46
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of the garden. The pit is covered with scraws and rushes.
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2019-06-04 06:45
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There are potatoes growing on our land. We set the potatoes in drills and we usually set about half an acre every year. If the land is not ploughed before it is made into ridges.
Before souring the old potatoes they are first cut into sgiolláns and theere must be an eye on every sgiollan. Then manure is put on the drills, or ridges, and they are closed again with a spade. When the stalks begin to appear over the ground the potatoes are "risen to" and the same is done as they grow up. When the stalks are withered the potatoes are fit to be dug. Everyone in the house helps to pick them. They are stored in a pit. It is usually made in the middle
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2019-06-03 07:46
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There are ten forges in the Parish. There is one at Bolton's Cross and one at the Six Crosses and another one beside a stream near the town. All the rest are in the town. There is only one fireplace in a forge. The implement are a hammer, an anvil and a pincers. Most of the forges are roofed with corrugated iron. The smith shoes asses, horses and ponies and also wheels.
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2019-06-03 07:42
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makers are in the nearest town. It was a custom long ago when a person was going to Mass to put on their shoes at a cross road and when returning they would take them off again at the same place and carry them in their hands and then they would walk home barefoot. Clogs were worn years ago but not now in this district.
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2019-06-03 07:40
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In olden days people used to in their shoes in their hands until they were near the town. Then they would put on the shoes and when they were to leave the town again they took off the shoes. The old people scarcely ever wear any shoes. The old people say if you did not throw out the feet water two old hags from sliabh na mban would come and tear you out of the bed and ask you why didn't you throw out the feet water. The people repair the boots themselves at home. Four or five shoe
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2019-06-03 07:35
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a stranger comes in they usually churn for a while.
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2019-06-03 07:34
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We had a churn at home about four years ago three feet in height and round in make. There was a mark on the top of the churn on the lid of the churn. There was a hole in the centre for the staff. There was besides the staff a wide piece of timber with four holes for the beating of the cream. A cup on the lid to stop the cream coming out. Twice a week in summer butter was made and once a week in winter. It is generally the woman of the house that does the churning. When
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2019-06-03 07:29
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are tuk tuk for hens suck suck for calves col col for cows. If you got eggs from anyone to hatch with your own you would put a mark which come out the first.
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2019-06-03 07:26
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Cows
Donkeys
Hens
Ducks
Chickens
Turkeys
Horse
Geese
These are the names of the cows Polly, Toot, Kitty, Tom, Mick, Peggy, Spot. How how driving cows. The cow house is made of tin and it is called a stall. The cows are tied with chains to pillars. The cows are tied from the neck, and legs and horns the tyings are made of chains. They are not made [?]. There is a horse shoe put on the door to bring luck on the cows. The calls for animals
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2019-06-03 07:19
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butter or eggs.
St Martin's day long ago it was a custom to draw blood of some fowl on St Martin's day.
Hallow Eve they burn beans that night. They would put two beans into a cup of water and if the two went to the bottom they would mention two names and the two would be married.
St John light they light big bonfires.
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2019-06-03 07:16
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St Brigid's eve they make wooden crosses and nail them to the rafters and also on that night they dress up and go round with the biddy.
St Patrick's day they wear shamrock and badges on their coats but some men wear the shamrock on their hats.
Shrove Tuesday many people make matches. The two parties go to town and go into a public house and make the match.
Ash Wednesday most of the people go to mass to get holy ashes on their forehead. Long ago they used lock tea and eat no
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2019-06-03 07:11
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clean water is in.
The longest way round is the nearest way home.
Many hands make light work.
A half of loaf is better than no bread.
One trouble never comes alone.
A friend in deed is a friend in need.
The old dog for the long road and the pup for the puddle.
A bad workman also quells with his tools. Grown old grown worse.
Fan go fóill and time will tell.
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2019-06-03 07:07
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A bird in a cage better than two in a bush.
The longest day will have its end and the dearest friend must part.
You will never miss the water till the well runs dry.
Don't put back until tomorrow what you can do today.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A dumb priest never got a parish.
Better be sure than sorry.
Never throw out the dirty water until the
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2019-06-03 07:03
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One of the herbs people used long ago for dying articles was robin-run-the-hedge. Yellow root is growing on the bank of the river and it is deadly poison, it is used for poisoning fish.
The nettle is used for fowl, and the juice of it is a great tonic for the blood.
Briars grow in land and are very harmful and they yield fruit which makes jam.
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2019-06-03 07:00
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There are many weeds growing on our land. These are their names, Daisies, butter cups, thistles, rushes, felistrum, slawnless, caistreabhán, buachallán, cumfry, honey suckles, smearment, nettles, dog-leaves, garlic, chicken weed, dandelion, praiseach buidhe, and fothrom.
Thistles are a sign of good land. Rushes and daisies are a sign of poor land. Felistrums make the land very poor. Many plants are used for cures. If you got a sting of a nettle the juice of a dog-leaf will kill the sting. Slawnless is good for a cut, put a leaf of slawnless up to the cut that is bleeding and it will stop the blood.
Garlic is good for for a cold, boil garlic and give it to the person that has the cold.
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2019-05-31 08:06
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It is said that the laburnum tree poisons cattle if they eat it.
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2019-05-31 08:05
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The herbs growing in our farm at home are daisies, butter cups, thistles, dogleaves, ferns, chickenweeds, redweed, caisreabán, dandelion, crow foot, praiseach, buidhe, slawnless, rushes, felistrium, nettles, mínscoth, buachallán, and rushes. Both are the sign of poor land. Thistles and clover grow in rich land. Nettles are boiled and the water given to cows with a murn. The roots of comfrey are cut up small for a sprain. Slawnless is put to a cut to stop the blood. Speedwell is drawn like tea and strained and given to the person with yellow jaundice. Dogleaves are rubbed up to a burn of a nettle. Elder leaves heated to the fire heal a sore.
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2019-05-31 07:55
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