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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.
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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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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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2019-06-13 07:38
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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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2019-06-13 07:24
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thunder and lightning.
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2019-06-13 07:24
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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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2019-06-13 07:17
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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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2019-06-13 07:16
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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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2019-06-13 07:09
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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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2019-06-13 07:07
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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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2019-06-13 07:01
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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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2019-06-13 06:59
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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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2019-06-13 06:56
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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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2019-06-13 06:55
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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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2019-06-13 06:49
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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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2019-06-11 07:28
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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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2019-06-11 07:24
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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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2019-06-11 07:20
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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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2019-06-11 07:16
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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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2019-06-11 07:06
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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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2019-06-11 07:05
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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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2019-06-11 07:04
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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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2019-06-11 07:00
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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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2019-06-10 12:46
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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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2019-06-10 12:09
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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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2019-06-10 12:05
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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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2019-06-10 12:01
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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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2019-06-10 11:57
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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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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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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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2019-06-10 11:48
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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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2019-06-10 11:45
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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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2019-06-10 11:36
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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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2019-06-10 11:30
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heart, heart, around, around.
Lizzie Fitzmaurice
Elizabeth Fitzmaurice ur
Elizabeth Fitzmaurice
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2019-06-07 12:32
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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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2019-06-07 12:30
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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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2019-06-07 11:18
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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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2019-06-07 11:03
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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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2019-06-05 07:46
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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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2019-06-05 07:45
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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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2019-06-05 07:25
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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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2019-06-05 07:09
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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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2019-06-05 07:03
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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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2019-06-05 07:00
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2019-06-05 07:00
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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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2019-05-31 07:54
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houses are twenty. Most of the houses are slated.
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2019-05-31 07:54
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Ennismore is the name of my townland. It is in the parish of Listowel and in the barony of O Connor. There are eighteen families in our district, these are the names of the families and the number in each family is in brackets.
Lynch's (3), Fitzmaurice (5), Carmody (6), Murphy (4), Sullivans (3), Horgan (1), Hartnetts (5), Dillon (5), Mc Cartys (4), Mahony (8), Faleys (7), Connor (2), Brick (5), Dillons (8), Enright (6), Connor (5), Connor (2), Callagahans (11), Duggan (3), Fitzmaurice ([?])
The total number of people is eighty-seven and the total number of
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2019-05-31 07:41
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and give it to some girl. Then you would ask the other girls who had the ring and if they did not know you would give them a slap.
We also play queens. You would want about four or five girls to play this game. One girl would catch the ball and turn her back to the other girls then she throws back the ball and some one of the girls catches it. Then they say "Queens" and then she turns her face to them and she guesses some one of the crowd. Then if she happens to guess the right one she is in again and she do the same again.
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2019-05-31 07:36
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2. Pickie is another spring game. You would get a piece of chalk and draw a box on the ground. The Box should be long in shape. Then you would draw a line down through the middle of it. Then you would have up to eight or ten boxes in it. You would put numbers on the boxes and you would get a stone and kick from one box to another but if you stand on a line or kick the stone down on the line, you would have to stop and give the next girl a chance. If a girl do all the boxes without stopping or missing it will be her game and she can put her name on any box she likes and the other girls will have to jump across it.
7. Share the ring is a favourite game to every one and it is played around the fire in winter. You would get a ring
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2019-05-31 07:26
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The following are the games we play:
1. Skipping
2. Pickie
3. Swinging
4. Rescue
5. Puckeen
6. High Gates
7. Share the Ring
8. Marbles
9. Queens
10. Hides
1. We play skipping during apring. Two girls are required to twist the rope, one at each end and also two other girls to jump into the rope and she must let the rope over her head, then she must jump again so as to let it under her lags. If any girl stands on the rope she must stop skipping and then it is her turn to twist the rope so as to give the other girl a chance to have a skip.
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2019-05-31 07:21
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Long ago there was no meats used. They used eat turnips and some used boil turnips and eat them. The people long ago used get up at four o'clock in the morning and go out to work and then come in to their breakfast and eat potatoes and salt and then go out to work again. The meals consisted of potatoes and salt and milk. The table used be put in the middle of the house in case of a big family.
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2019-05-30 07:59
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There was a poet in our district long ago. His name was James Carmody. He died in the year 1936 aged 98 yeras. He was born in the year 1838. He could make poems but none of them were ever written down or sung locally. He made many songs about Ennismore.
Patrick Connor, Upper Banmore was a very good poet. When he was working in this district he wrote a poem in memory of George Hewson. Some of his songs are sung yet. He is living now and is training horses at the Curragh.
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2019-05-30 07:55
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mark the cattle with raddle or cut a bit of hair off their back or tie a bit of a ribbon to their tails. Some give the halter or rope to the buyer. There are always special horse fairs in the year for horse. Sheep and pigs and cows [?] go together. There are three big fairs in the year - the thirteen of May and the twenty fifth of July and the twenty eighth of October.
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2019-05-30 07:50
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The local fairs are nearly always held in the Square. Some people called it the custom gap. The fairs are always held in Listowel. Long ago some fairs were held at cross roads. Fairs are always held at Abbeydorney once a year. Some people call it the Fair of the Cross. The custom long ago the fairs should be held in farm house. If any person buys cattle they always pay some luck money. It is always done in this district. Some people always give money to the seller and it is called the luck penny. How some people make the bargain. They spit on their hand and say the bargain is made and can't be broken. Some people
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down the hole to see what was below. The people never touch them as they think it is very unlucky.
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2019-05-30 07:41
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There are many fairy forts to be found in our school district. They are generally called forts around here.
One is to be found in the town land of Gurtacrissane, and two more in the town-land of Ballyhorgan. All the forts are circular, a ditch is surrounding the fort in Gurtacrissane, it is about three feet high. There are white-thorn bushes grown in the ditch. A circle of stones is surrounding one of the forts in Ballyhorgan.
There is a hole in the middle of all the forts but the earth has fallen into them now. No person ever went
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2019-05-30 07:36
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Many tinkers visit our district, they usually come in families. The principal tribes of them are, the O Briens, the Cartys and the Donoghoes. When they come around here they usually stay at the end of the foothpath at Greenville or at Coolnaleen cross.
They come around a few days before the big fairs, the races, Easter and at Christmas. They depend on the flour, meal, potatoes and milk that they get at different houses to support themselves. They make flowers of coloured paper which they sell, they also sell holy pictures, combs, brooches and candlesticks.
They buy tin and make saucepans and gallons out of it. They make their own caravans which they live in.
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2019-05-30 07:30
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There are three forges in the Parish. There is one at Bolton's Cross and one at the Six Crosses and another beside a stream near the town. All the rest are in the town. There is only one fire place in the forge. The bellows are worked by hand.
The smith shoes wheels in the open air. He makes the fire beside a stream. Some forges are roofed with slates and others are roofed with tin. Some smiths make harrows but they all mend ploughs and pikes. The forges were the place for tell stories long ago.
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2019-05-30 07:25
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Long ago people used never wear boots or shoes until they were twenty years. Some people still don't wear boots or shoes except when going to Mass. 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 hand and then walk home barefoot. All children go to school barefoot during the summer in this district. The water after the feet is thrown out. The shoes are made in this district. Some people wear perk shoes. The shoes long ago were made of perk with skin and leather. An old saying is that it is the life of an old shoes to polish
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2019-05-30 07:17
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hole and then pull. You would keep doing that until the chain would be the required length.
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Some children in our district make toys out of timber or flowers. They made dolls out of potatoes. The doll's face is cut out of the potato, sticks are put on as legs and hands.
Chairs and hats were made out of rushes. This is how the chairs were made. First there was a single rush put around 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 on the same way until the chair is made.
They also string daisies together. You put a hole in the end of the stem with your nail, then you would put in the stem of another daisy through the
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2019-05-30 07:10
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Long ago the old people had churns at home. It is nearly twenty years since churns were used. They were three or four feet from the ground. The names of the parts were the stuff the two handles. Some people make butter two days a week in the summer and one day in the winter. Some times the man of the house or the woman of the house made it. If the stranger came in they should take a turn at churning a bit.
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2019-05-30 07:06
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fishing except for Beal a Phuirt which is owned by Mr. Ned Browne.
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2019-05-30 07:05
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The net fishing season opens on the 1st of April. Many people in our district go fishing. They tar the boats and leave them to dry for a few days. On the night of the opening they go fishing at twelve o'clock.
They say the Rosary before they go out and take a bottle of holy-water with them for fear someone in the boat would be drowned. They also sprinkle holy-water over the boat and put medals into the boat also.
They cast lots to see which one would be the first to fish. If two people were fishing in one boat together they would divide the amount of fish caught between them. From Ballyhorgan Quay down to the Cashen is free
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2019-05-30 07:01
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If you had some eggs and if you got eggs from any one you put a mark on the eggs.
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2019-05-30 07:00
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Cows
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Goat
Some people have names on the cows: Polly, Tom, Kitty, Mick. How how driving cows.
The cow house is made with stone and called a stall. (There cows trying are not local made) Some cows are tied by the neck with chain to the stake. There is a horse shoe put on the door to bring luck. If you spill milk some one is waiting for it. There was a special house for shoeing at Ennismore and also there was a famous horse at Ennismore. When called hens tuk tuk. Kit kit for goats
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2019-05-30 06:53
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from one house to another on a Friday or Monday.
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It is unlucky for a child to start going to school for the first time on a Monday.
It is unlucky to give away money on a Monday as it is believed that you would be giving it away all the week.
It is unlucky to begin ploughing on a Saturday or to start house-building on a Friday.
The potatoes should be set before St. Patrick's Day or they would not grow.
To wash clothes on a Monday is unlucky.
Long ago it was a custom to set oats, wheat on a Wednesday in February.
Some people say it is unlucky to change
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2019-05-29 08:11
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The Leipreachan's work was picking sloes and blackberries and going in hide in the furze bushes. The leipreachan was a small man wearing a blue jacket and a red cap. He is usually seen in forts and clúns. He used be seen along the ditches picking sloes and blackberries when trying to catch a leipreachan you should keep your eyes on him, go for him and say give me your purse and say I will kill you if you don't give me your purse. He would give you his purse then. The leipreachan's purse is a sixpenny and a shilling purse if you got the purse you should keep your eyes on it. If you didn't it would be carried in you.
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2019-05-29 08:09
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The Leipreachan's work was picking sloes and blackberries and going in hide in the furze bushes. The leipreachan was a small man wearing a blue jacket and a red cap. He is usually seen in forts and clúns. He used be seen along the ditches picking sloes and blackberries when trying to catch a leipreachan you should keep your eyes on him, go for him and say give me your purse and say I will kill you if you don't give me your purse. He would give you his purse then. The leipreachan's purse is a sixpenny and a shilling purse if you got the purse you should keep your eyes on it. If you didn't it would be carried in you,
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2019-05-29 07:53
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This is the people long ago used to make candles. They would bury the fat of cattle in the bog and leave it there until it would be fit to melt and run it into shapes. Then they used to put a sop of rushes in the middle of the candle, that's what they used instead of a wick.
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2019-05-29 07:46
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Long ago they used to dye their clothes with a plant called the wood-sorrel. This is the way it is done. The plant would be boiled first in a pot, and the leaves would be taken out. Then the garment would be boiled in the juice of the plant.
The people used to make ropes out of hay called sugans. This custom is in our district yet.
Long ago the people in our district used to make baskets with sally rods. When they cut the rods they used put them up the chimney to season. When they were seasoning for about a month they were taken down and they were woven one over another until the basket is made.
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2019-05-29 07:07
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Willie the sink builds her nest ion the side of a bank. It is built with moss and feathers. She lays four eggs which are blue.
The corn-crake builds her nest in a meadow. It is made of hay and sticks. She lays six brown eggs.
The wild duck builds no nest but scoops a hole in the ground and on that she lays her eggs. She usually lays twelve eggs. The colour of them is blue.
The pigeon makes her nest in a palm tree. It is made of sticks and sops of hay. She lays four eggs and their colour is blue with brown spots in them.
The bullfinch builds her nest in a white thorn hedge. The nest is made of moss and lined with feathers. She lays four blue eggs with black spots in them.
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2019-05-29 06:59
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The lark builds her nest in the heather. It is made of fionnán. The colour of her eggs is white with brown spots. She usually lays four of them.
The cuckoo comes to us in summer. She never builds a nest of her own but lays her eggs in another bird's nest. The bird that usually follows is the veet.
The chaffinch builds her nest in a hedgeer. It is made of feathers and moss. She lays four brown eggs usually.
The wren builds her nest in a hedge, her nest is covered in overhead. She lays about eighteen eggs, which are white.
The linnet builds her nest in a furze bush. It is made of moss, sops of hay, and lined with feathers. The colour of her eggs is white and she lays four of them.
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eggs and the colour of them are blue. She stays with us all the year round.
The robbin builds her nest in the side of a bank. It is made of mops and feathers. She usually lays six eggs, and their colour is white. When Our Lord was nailed to the cross, the robbin flew under it and a drop of Our Lord's bloodfell upon her breast and it was from that she got her red breast.
The crow builds her nest in a very high tree. It is made of hay and sticks, a number of them usually built together. She lays four eggs and their colour is blue.
The swallow builds her nest in the eves of houses. It is made of hay and moss and feathers. She lays five eggs, their colour is blue with brown spots. She only stays with us for the summer.
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2019-05-28 08:35
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These are the wild birds we have in this district:- thrush, blackbird, robin, crow, swallow, lack, linnet, chaffinch, owl, seagull, snipe, cuckoo, bullfinch, sparrow, gold finch, veet, pheasant, wood-cock, wren, yellow hammer, grouse, magpie, water-hen, corn-crake, tom-tit, curlew, crane, starling, jackdaw, green plover, swans, pigeon, wild duck, willie the sink, hawk.
The Thrush builds her nest in a white thorn bush. It is made of sops of hay, moss and mud. The kind of eggs she lays are blue, with brown spots on them. She usually lays four or five eggs. She stays with us all the year round.
The black-bird builds her nest on the side of a ditch. It is made of hay and sticks and moss. She usually lays five
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2019-05-28 08:29
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On the 10th of June 1926 a big flood occured in our district. It knocked down Lynch's house, and it knocked many trees. It carried away hay with it also. It destroyed all the crops and other things.
In 1921 all the pumps and rivers in our district ran dry and all the people had to go to Hollorans well for water for their cows and horses.
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2019-05-28 08:26
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In the year 1903 we had a great storm. It did great damage. It knocked trees, and it blew down many houses. A red light was seen in the sky before the storm.
We had a terrible thunder storm in the year 1935. It raged all over our district. We had thunder and lightning about forty years ago and a big fall of rain far about twenty four hours that drowned all places around our district. The lightning we had killed cows, and horses.
We had a very heavy fall of snow in 1915. It was four or five feet high and the people had to be shoveling it away all day. The train was held up for a couple of hours on account of it.
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2019-05-28 08:21
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day.
On Christmas Day a chosen group of boys go chasing the wren and if they catch him they will go around that night. Early on the morning of St. Stephen's Day they set off. They have many musical instruments. Some of them have melodeons, others drums and others have fiddles. They go around their own place first, and then travel very far away. When the day is over they have alot of money and on the night after St. Stephen's day they hold a dance.
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2019-05-28 07:35
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We light the candles on Christmas Eve at half past six. We put them into jam-pots, and put coloured paper around them. We place two half pound candles on the kitchen window and one on each of the room windows. My father that lights the candles and they are left lighting until eight o'clock the next morning. We also light them on New Years Eve and on Little Christmas night. We light the same number every night. We have a crib on the kitchen window and have small coloured candles lighting round it. We buy our crib in town and it is made of cardboard. The crib is put up on Christmas Eve and it is left up until the day after Little Christmas
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12. When the cats turn their backs to the fire that is a sign of bad weather.
13. If the wind blows the dust off the road that is a sign of rain.
14. Always when the ants are on the road that is a sign of rain.
15. When soot falls down the chimney it is also the sign of rain.
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will come. Also heavy showers will come.
7. When swallows are flying low that is a sign of bad weather.
8. When the seagulls are flying inland that is a sign of bad weather.
9. When the wind is from the south-west we get the most rain.
10. Snow follows the wind from the north.
11. The east wind is usually dry but cold.
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1. When black clouds surround the sun, rain will follow.
2. Rarely if ever rain comes in a moonlight night, but frost will come after it.
3. When the stars are shining brightly fine weather will come.
4. When the clouds have a black kind of colour, we will have rain.
5. A rainbow is the sign of coming heavy showers.
6. When the sky is red a storm
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river.
Ans. One if it was big enough.
12. Two crows went picking sticks one windy day, the sticks they picked they threw them away and the sticks they did not pick they carried them home.
Ans. Two crows fighting.
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6. What is bought by the yard and worn by the foot.
Ans. A carpet.
7. What breaks before it appears.
Ans. The day.
8. What is the difference between a train-guard and a teacher.
Ans. One minds the train and the other trains the mind.
9. What is half the moon like.
Ans. The other half.
10. Why does a hen cross the road.
Ans. To get to the other side.
11. How many wells would make a
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1. What goes up a ladder with its head down?
Ans. A nail in a man's shoe.
2. What turns without moving?
Ans. A road.
3. What has its heart in its head?
Ans. A head of cabbage.
4. It is black, it is white and read all over.
Ans. A news paper.
5. What is the difference between a school-master and a stamp?
Ans. One sticks with a lick and another licks with a stick.
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2019-05-25 08:35
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Long ago bread used be made of wheat. Oat and meal used be got from the corn and bread was made from it. In the olden times the flour was made locally. Long ago the bread they had was potato cake. They had stampy long ago and oat and meal bread also. Long ago they used put water and milk in the flour. they seldom used make bread every day. Once a week they used make bread. They usually put a cut on the top of the bread to make it rise.
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2019-05-25 08:32
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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 hurley out of it and repair them themselves. The balls they had in the olden times were made of perk and timber. The goals they had were sticks or their coats. The football they had in the olden times were the same footballs as they have now. In the olden times there often used be sixteen or eighteen in a team. Two townlands used play against each other.
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corner of the room four jars that were full of money and it was with great work that he and the priest brought them to the tomb they had made. The tomb was then closed and the mason the mason was blindfolded and lead back by a different route. After they had wandered fpor a long time through a number of lanes they stopped and the priest gave him two pieces of gold. Wait here said he until you hear the church bell ring. If your uncover your eyes before then evil shall befall you and the priest disappeared. The mason waited faithfully amusing himself by weighing the gold in his hand and noising the pieces together. The moment the church bell rang he uncovered his eyes and found himself at home with his family.
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2019-05-25 08:20
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many rough lanes and winding passages until they stopped before a house. The priest then opened the door. They entered the house. Then the door was closed and bolted and the mason was brought through a wide hall to the middle of the building. Here the bandage was removed from his eyes and he found himself in a court dimly lighted by a single lamp. In the centre was a dry basin of an old Moorish fountain in which the priest requested him to make a small hole. He worked all night but without finishing the job. Just before daybreak the priest handed him a piece of gold and blindfolded him again. Now said the priest you must help me to bring forth the bodies that are buried in this hole. The poor mason was very frightened at these words. He followed the priest into a room in the building. He saw in the
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2019-05-25 08:14
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My mother that told me this story. There was once a poor mason who lived in Granada. He was a very holy man and yet with all his devotion he grew poorer and poorer and could scarcely earn bread for his family. One night he was roused from his sleep by a knocking at the door. He opened the door and saw before him a queer looking priest. I have heard said the stranger that you are a good christian and one to be trusted. Will you undertake a job for me this night. With all my heart said the mason on condition that I am paid accordingly. But you must suffer yourself to be blindfolded said the priest. To this the mason had no objection. So he was led by the priest through
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2019-05-25 08:08
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In the olden times the people used eat potatoes salt and butter milk for their breakfast. They usually had three meals and for their dinner they had Indian meal and for their tea they had porridge. The people long ago used get up at four o'clock in the morning and stay working for two hours and a half and then they would come into their breakfast. They had potatoes salt and buttermilk. The table is put on the middle of the house in case of a big family.
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2019-05-25 08:05
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The fairs are held once a fortnihgt in Listowel. The fairs are always held in the town. There are fairs generally held at old castles. The cattle are sold to the buyers. The cattle are sold at different prices according to quality. When cattle are sold the buyers get luck money. The buyer marks the cattle red or blue while more cut them in the back with scissors. When an animal is sold the halter is given away. There are no special fairs held for sheep or bonhams. There is a special fair for horses. There are three big fairs in Listowel 13th of May, 25th of July, 28th of October.
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2019-05-25 07:59
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There are six forges in the Parish. There is one at Bolton's Cross and one at the Six Crosses. Besides those Patrick Tarrant Patrick O Conner Thomas Murphy and Moss Mahony have forges in town. There is only one fireplace in a forge and a bellows for blowing the fire. A forge is roofed with corrugated iron and some forges are covered with slates.
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2019-05-25 07:57
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There are no shoemakers in this district. Clogs were worn years ago but not now.
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2019-05-25 07:56
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Long ago people used never wear boots or shoes until they were twenty years. Some people still don't wear boots or shoes except when going to Mass. 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. All the children going to school go barefoot during summer in this district. The water after the feet is thrown out. The shoes are made by the shoemaker and they are repaired by people at home.
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2019-05-25 07:51
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it takes an hour to make butter but in the summer it takes longer to churn.
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Churning is very rare to find at the present time. Nearly everyone takes the milk to the creamery. Twenty years ago they were last used. The creameries pay better for milk. 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. There used to be a round glass in the side of it. Twice a week butter is made in winter and summer. It is generally the woman of the house that does the churning. If a stranger came in they would churn for some time. In cool weather
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2019-05-25 07:46
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the clever fox stole the salmon away and when the cats looked down they were very angry to see the salmon gone. They said "oh the scoundrel, oh the rascal, oh the thief, our fine salmon is gone".
If we may eat him with peace we would not be hungry now.
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2019-05-25 07:44
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Once upon a time there were three cats, one black, one white, and one brown. This night the cats went out looking for salmon.
On the bank of the river they saw a man fishing. This man forgot his pipe and he had no smoke. He left the rod on the river bank and went home.
While he was at home a salmon got caught in the rod. The cats went down and caught him and brought him up on the bank.
A fox strolled the way and he told them all to their heads up in the air to see which one of them would sing the sweetest.
All the cats started mewing and
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2019-05-24 07:54
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There is a horse shoe put on the door to bring luck on the cow. If you got eggs from anyone to hatch with your own you would put a mark on your own to see which would came out.
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Cows
Horses
Donkey
Calves
Hens
Ducks
Chickens
Geese
The names of the cows are Peggie, Buckley, Stack, Kitty, Magpie. How how for driving cows. Suck suck for calves. The cow house is made of tin. When calling the cows we say colly colly. The cows are tied with chains by the neck. Some people tie them around the horns with soft hemp tied on the stack. Tuck tuck for hens.
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2019-05-24 07:45
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chalk them in the coat.
St John's night they make big bonfires.
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St Brigid's day they make wooden crosses and put them on the rafters of their houses. They are usually made of rushes.
St Patrick's Day they wear shamrock on their coats but some of the 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 they make a match.
Shrove night they make pancakes. Ash Wednesday we go to Mass to get the holy ashes in our forehead.
Chalk Sunday is the Sunday after Shrove Tuesday. If anyone gets married that day all the youngsters
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Liars ought to have good memories.
The longest way round is the shortest way home.
Set a beggar on horseback and he'll outride the devil.
A penny for your thoughts.
The sight of you is good for sore eyes.
There are none so blind as they that won't see. She watches as a cat would watch a mouse.
Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A friend indeed is a friend in need.
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After a while the boy had three big dogs. He took them with him and returned the same path as he went. The giant saw him coming and made at him. The three dogs caught the giant and were about to kill him. The giant spoke and said. If you spares me my life I will give you my palace. The boy tied the two hands of the giant behind his back and left him lying in the field. That night the brother and sister went to see the Giant's palace. The girl stayed there that night the giant came to her and told her to pretend to be sick that her brother was going to get married to a certain lady and when he would he put her out and make her provide for herself.
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2019-05-24 07:26
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The girl did as she was told. When the boy came that night he asked the girl what would cure you. The girl said the livers and lights of the wild "bull of Orage". The following day the boy took his three dogs and brought he livers and lights of the wild bull of Orage. When he came to the Giant's palace the Giant was ripped and had the boy's sister nearly killed. The boy did not bring the livers and lightsto the house with him. He left his dogs minding them. When the boy went to go in the Giant caught him and was about to kill him. The asked to be left pray. The giant asked him where would he like to go to pray. The boy said to the top roof of the castle. The boy was left up. He was only up a small bit when he whistled
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2019-05-24 07:19
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the giant said that he was only codding him, the boy said that that was his form of praying. How would that be your form of praying said the giant. I am calling the Angels and Saints from Heaven to take my body with them to Heaven when you kill me. Call me said the giant when you are ready. The boy whistled again and his dogs came to him. He got a long rope and let it down to the ground the fox and tiger tangled themselves up in the rope and the boy pulled them up. The lion stood at the door. When all was ready the boy called the giant. When he saw the dogs he ran out the door the lion caught him and killed him.
They were about to eat him but the boy told them not to.
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The boy went away the following day and got married to the lady. He told his sister that day to make the bed.
The sister got a plate with four speers in it and put it under the sheet in the bed. That night the boy died. The speers stuck his heart.
When he was buried the dogs got the livers and lights of the wild bull of Orage again and brought the boy to life. When he came home he was asked who was after killing him. The boy said it was his sister. She was tied to a wild horse's tail. This was done and the dogs saved her.
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2019-05-24 07:09
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could not be killed. The boy went away and returned safely with a big of fowl. When he was eating his dinner a lion came and asked him for food and that she would give him a pup. The boy went away and asked the king. The King told him not to ever see anything hungry while he is here. The boy gave her the food and got the pup. The third day he went, and when he returned a tiger came and asked food of him and that she would give him a pup. The boy gave her the food without asking permission from the king. The King saw him and said you did not ask me for permission. You told me not to ever see anything hungry while I am here. So much the better I like you said the king you must be a king's son
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2019-05-24 07:03
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could cook what he would shoot during the day. The king took the two.
The boy went off the first day with a gun. When he returned in the evening he had a great bag of all kind of fowl and the king was delighted with him. He ate his dinner and took a paper and began to read. A fox came and asked food of him and that she would give him a pup. The boy asked the king for food for the fox. The king told him not to ever see any thing hungry while he was in the king's palace. He gave her the food and she gave him the pup. The following day when the boy was going the king told him not to come home the same path as he would go. The boy said he would kill the giant. The king told him that the giant
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2019-05-24 06:57
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met the children at the school gate. The two eldest of the children, a boy and girl came out and the servant told them about what the king their father had told him. The two sat into the carriage and went away. They drove to nearest city that night and put up there that night. They set off the following morning for the next city and so on until at last their money was running out. They sold their horses and carriage and went looking for work. The two started off and held travelling for miles and miles until they came to a king's palace. The king came to them and asked them what was troubling them. The boy asked him would he give them work. The king asked him what was he able to do. The boy said he was a good fouler and that his sister
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2019-05-23 08:13
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began to take the stones building houses and fine building stones they were. They were dug out of the surface of the mountain I suppose hundreds of years ago today. The most of the houses in Lacca + Lisnoc are built out of them. When I saw the Cathair Geal first it was a pleasant sight it being so level and green and in the heart of a wild mountain.
In Lisnoc about 40 years ago there lived a family of the Griffins. I knew the man well. I remember to see him building a new house with some of the stones of the Cathair Geal, a kitchen and one room with a nice double breasted chimney. It was built about 30 yds from his old house so one evening as the masons were cleaning their trowels they spied coming up the mountain side a hare coming straight for the house. He flew over it in a flying leap though it was a good storey high. Of course they were surprised at this so they covered it with bogdeal and thatch and went to live in it. Griffin was a man then of about 40 years of age. He used to be burning lime. A short time after going to live in his new house he used to be out about 4 o'clock in the morning to attend to his Kiln and one morn when the rest of the family got up some one went to see why he was not coming to his breakfast. They found him dead in the back of the Kiln. He had four in family - two sons and two daughters. After a little while the two sons died in much the same mysterious manner. Then one of the daughters got married to a man of the Lyons's from Derry (near Listowel)
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2019-05-23 07:57
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December my brother William and I were going to Listowel fair with pigs. We left as we thought about five o'clock but what happened but our clock was slow. We went away. And we facing Kelly's cottage our horse got very troublesome, very frightened and inclined to turn round. So and we crossing the cottage there were two men in front of it - one of them crosslegged sitting on a chair - the other clipping his head. The one sitting on the chair shouted and we passing - "Oh Hello Norrigan". That man was no other than John Kelly whom I knew well to be dead. I thought our horse would pull us up on the ditch she was so very frightened and she got so quiet when we passed the cottage. Of course we were in Listowel before the market gate was open as it was really only one o'clock when we left. I did get a fright that morning so when I was coming home I went to see where the head was clipping but not a rib of hair was to be seen.
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2019-05-23 07:49
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to the cabins, in one door and out the back door. I ran around to see where it would stop and when I was around it was soaring back the bogs towards Knockadereen. The last time it was seen was last January by your brother Jack. (Siobhán's brother - 20 years). We were in bed for about two hours. Our bed is turned towards the front window. He was awakened suddenly by a light shining on his face. He woke me and asked who was coming up the field with the lantern. I said it might be some of the people above as on the hill coming from the road. He got up to the window to see who it was out so late. It came up to the stall and doubled back again - on North thro' the bogs towards Knockadereen. My brother William saw it about 50 years ago (I mean your grandfather) coming the very same route and it disappeared in a gallet under where he was standing. I never came as close to it as I did that night in the Toor Mountain. I do wonder greatly at it sometimes and why it is that it comes the very same route.
Of another time 50 or 55 years ago we used to play cards at Kelly's cottage of Knockadereen. Jack Kelliher that lives there today. Another man named Kelly who lived in the farm at Knockadereen a nephew of the man in the cottage used to be playing with as often until two or three o'clock in the morning. They had a nickname on me "Norrigan". However the man in the farm John Kelly did not live long. He died in the month of October so the following
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2019-05-23 07:29
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One night about 27 years ago I was coming from a fair in Listowel. I was not anyway drunk and as I came along to Toor I saw as I thought a nice red fire a few spades in on Maher's mountain for on I going back in the morning about nine o'clock there were people cutting litter on that very spot. I thought of course that it was so they had left a fire they had for cooking or reddening their pipes lighting after them so I went in. Stooping down to pick up a coal the whole fire rose up into the sky flying along the glen down into the Knockadereen meadows a distance of a mile. Many a time I have seen a light like that. Tadhg Ruadh told me one time a light such as that was a glow-worm but I know it is not. I am sure it is "Jacky-the-Lantern". For years I have known this light to be appearing in the height of the road and coming along the bogs to the front of this house. One night and I coming from rambling I saw it appearing on the road. I stood at the end of the house and it came along to the front on
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2019-05-23 07:19
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four greyhounds overtook me at Parson Bentleys - every two of them tied together with nice bright chains. As they passed me one of them growled at me. I thought they were the biggest hounds I ever saw. Theu were more like boar-hounds. They conveyed me along to the grán (gorrán) bridge sniffing along the roadside sometime passing me out and sometime delaying behind me. When I came to the bridge they disappeared or at least I missed them there. I came on and as I was coming up to Cnocmaol I went in to Corridan's cabin from a shower and it being so late in the night and I being so tired I fell asleep until seven o'clock next morning. Next morning I got up from my bed of hay and went home, fell sick that very evening and was removed to hospital next day, where I remained six months and spent several nights raving about those four terrible hounds with their black covers and girts. I never since went to Kilconlea by night or by day.
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2019-05-23 07:08
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took Darby and put him into a sack and took him away to a river to drawn him. After a time as he was passing near a house he met a man and asked him to mind the sack that he was thirsty and wanted a drink. While he was away the man being anxious to know what was in the sack untied the cord and Darby popped out and the man getting frightened ran away. Darby seeing his chance put a few logs of wood into the bay and went hiding. When the man returned he took the sack of wood to the river and threw it in and watched it until it went to the bottom thinking all the time it was Darby. Darby watched all this and when the man was going home he appeared before him at a distance the man thinking it was his ghost ran with his life and is stilling running if he is living while Darby walked home smiling.
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2019-05-23 07:01
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the man was mad, but after a time the horse passed manure and Darby coming off searched the manure and found a coin. A man came out of the crowd and asked Darby what kind of a horse he had and Darby said that each time the horse passed manure he found a coin in it. So saying he again galloped the horse through the market until the horse passed more manure and he came down and in the presence of the man picked up another coin. The man asked him to sell the horse but Darby said no that the horse was his sole means of support. The man offered Darby a sum double the value of the horse so he consented giving up the horse and bidding the stranger good bye. This amn took home the horse and when he got home the horse passed more manure so the man searched it and found the third coin and he was proud of his bargain. Next day he drove the horse all day but found no coin in the manure so he held driving and beating the poor animal for a week and found no money. He then thought that Darby was too clever for him and said that he would go and find him and give him the horse and get back his money. He soon found Darby and telling him his business Darby said that he would take back the horse but that he had no money that he had it all spent. The man
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2019-05-22 08:08
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In the townland of Lisnoc, Duagh there is a nice pleasant meadow known as the "Cathair Geal". I think it is now divided between two families of the O Briens. In days gone by it was surrounded by a wall, four feet wide and six feet high built without any mortar but fitted close together in a real circle. It contains about two acres. Inside its door was a flagstone six feet square. I saw it but some time afterwards it was taken away by night and split in several parts by men from Derry to make hearth-stones. It was a thing I would not like to have anything to do with. Then people
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2019-05-22 08:03
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She died a few months after marrying. Then the house turned out to be haunted and Lyons had to leave it. He put a chimney in azine stall and up to this day it is there his people live. They made a stall of the new house but he knocked one room of it the reason I don't know. Some people used to say the reason it was haunted was its being built of the stones of the "Cathair Geal". There is not much of a wall around it today but you could plainly see the circle. What it was for I never found out. Some say they were pounds for cattle made by the Danes. There is another of its kind in the lands of the Buckleys of Toor and Meenanaor (Mín an Ár) but not as big - about three Quarters of ground. A boundary fence runs through the centre of it. It is covered with bushes + trees. It is also in a very elevated place like the "Cathair Geal". It was said wherever there was one of its kind there was two others in the view but I could point out no other only those two.
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2019-05-22 07:52
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In Ballinacártan near Newcastle west Co. Limerick there lived a family of the O Sullivans. They lived where John Healy lives now. They were his mother's people. Whenever any misfortune was going to happen to the family or any death a white hare was seen. Not os many years ago before Mr O Sullivan died the servant girl when going to the well met the white hare sitting on the well-stone. Two days afterwards Mr O Sullivan died.
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2019-05-22 07:48
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some of the meal actually fell out on the floor. The bin was full of meal.
This Máire Ní Connaill was a woman noted for her generosity and when she died a "Caoméad" of eleven verses (in Irish)was composed about her. It could be heard until a few years ago by some of the old men who are now dead. The first line of it ran
"A Mháire Ní Chonnaill ó Phort na Féile".
The district which he lives in is a very historic place. The highest mound there is called "Mullac Suidhe Finn" and he says that tradition has it that Fionn lived there. He actually pointed out to me where Fionn exercised his hounds. The place - the only level one in the district is called "Réidhe na gCon" - significant name. The adjoining townland to "Ré na gCon" is called Múr na h-Éile and Mr OConnell says that here the men with the dogs procured leashes of wild woodbine for the dogs. A Mound near by is called Cnoc A' Mhargadh and he says that the old people used to say that a big fair was held there in Ancient times.
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2019-05-22 07:30
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In the bad times when food was very scarce there lived in Meankilla, Abbeyfeale a woman whose name was Máire Ní Connaill. She was an exceedingly generous woman and gave freely to the poor and the destitute. Women used to come at that time from Iveragh - they always came in pairs and often stayed the day and even the night as this Máire Ní Connaill spoke Irish fluently. One day in the Harvest time she had some meal (or oatmeal) in the 'bin' and the poor were coming as usual. Her husband had gone out to the oatfield to see if the oats were ready to cut. She was in the meantime giving away what she had left to the poor + hungry. Her husband returned at 4 o'clock and said that he would have seven men on the following day to cut down the oats. It then dawned on Máire Ní Connaill that she had given away all the food and she had nothing left to feed the men on the following day. This fact she wanted to keep from her husband and she was very worried about it. She began to pray and continued to do so until late that night. When she arose the following morning she noticed the lid of the "bin" was raised three or four inches and when she raised it to examine the cause of it
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2019-05-22 07:19
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There was a King there long ago and he had three daughters. One day he called them and said he would give them anything they wanted. The youngest wished to be married to the "white dog of the mountain". They got married and he told her he was a Prince who was changed into a white dog of the mountain by a witch and he was to be a "white dog of the mountain" by day and a prince by night. Every night the prince used to come and by day he used to turn into the white dog again and have to go away to the mountain.
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2019-05-22 07:14
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One night a man went rambling to a neighbouring house and when he was coming home it was very late. He hadn't gone very far when he saw a funeral coming towards him. The people that were carrying the coffin were not very strong and he said he would help them. He put his shoulder under it and the minute he did so all the people disappeared and let himself and the coffin on the road alone. He went into a house near by and he brought out a light and opened the coffin and what was inside but a young girl. He carried her into the house and she told him that it was how the good people were carrying her and when the hands of a living man were laid on the coffin they could not carry her any farther. She was very thankful and the two of them got married and they lived happily for ever afterwards.
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2019-05-22 07:07
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A long time ago woman lived near Listowel. She lived a very old age. As she grew old she suffered from loss of memory, and had to be constantly watched by her daughter with whom she lived fearing she would stray away. One day a neighbouring woman came in on some business and the daughter asked her to mind her mother while she would be going to the well as she had no water inside. When she was for the water the woman began cleaning the floor for her, but as she came in with the water she missed the mother and asked the woman where she was. The woman looked around and said she could not get out unknown to her. Being unable to find her they called on the neighbours and they all went on the search and not finding her they continued the search in the night. Late at night they saw the lights in a house near by and going there they looked in the window and saw the old woman sitting near a blazing fire. They called up the owner of the house and he told them he could not account for the woman being inside as it was himself put out the fire and locked the doors when they were going to bed and that the old woman could not possibly be there unknown to him. On asking the old woman how she got there she said she rode behind a fine young man on a grey horse in through the key hole.
A grave should be opened on Sunday if it is to be dug on Monday.
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2019-05-21 07:58
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the house to me. I went down to see what frightened him and there was a big sod of turf swimming with water (very wet) after being thrown at the inside of the door, at the asse's head. It was a sod after being brought in from the Glasha. Whoever did it I don't know. I threw the sod behind the fire tied the ass again and went to bed.
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2019-05-21 07:55
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One cold and stormy winters night as I was coming from rambling it was about 12 o clock so when I came to the end of the house I met the donkey and he was very cold and perished looking there. Being cold and snowy we had put in the cows and had no vacant place for the ass. I had such pity for him I caught him and brought him into the kitchen and tied him at the back door. I sat down eating my supper. I had a candle lighting when I heard a terrible bang and the ass set back breaking his tying and walked up around
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2019-05-21 07:51
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One night about twenty six years ago I went rambling on a Sunday evening to my sister's Mrs Wouffe of Kilconlea. When I arrived there a crowd was gathering for a dance. I remained until about one o'clock in the night. When I was coming back
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2019-05-21 07:49
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Once upon a time when pigs went wild and swallows built their nests in old men's beards there lived a man called Darby Dooley. He had a grey horse that drew turf to the market for sale. This time there was a coin in use called a thirteen the value of which I do not know. Darby was a poor man with ragged clothes and never had a sound pocket. One day as he was going to the market with some turf and had three thirteens and having no pocket he put them into a feeding bag in which there was oats for the horses. When he got to the market he put the bag on the horse's head to feed never thinking about his coins. When he took the bag off the horse's head he thought of his money and to his grief found that the coins were eaten with the oats. Darley being a clever man thought of a plan so he took the horse from the cart and went on his back and started galloping and heating him around the market. All the people gathered thinking
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2019-05-21 07:41
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him why he was bringing the meat but Phil could not tell him and from that time on he got a part of every pig that Phil killed.
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2019-05-21 07:39
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he was told and when he went out the next morning the pig was gone. He went up to Mickey's house to tell him lest he would not believe him and that he told him to say the same thing to his brother and that he would surely believe him. When he went to the house Tom was very angry and he put the dog after him. Then he went home and he decided to go for the guards. He was just ready to go when Mickey walked in and he told him not to go at all that all the neighbours would be angry with him because they had no license for their dogs. He said that it was the fairies carried his pig and that if he went to the fort that he would get some information. He went to the fort that evening and Mickey was inside in the middle of it. He said that the fairies were very angry with him and that they carried his pig. He also said that they would give it back but he should share it with his brother and to give the best part to a poor man by the name of Michael Condon who lived near him and to share every pig he killed in future with him but not to say one word the fairies told him. Phil then went home and when he got up next morning he found the pig and he did as he was told at the fort. When he went up to Mickey's house with a part of the pig Mickey pretended to be astonished and he was asking
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2019-05-21 07:28
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Long ago there lived two brothers. They were living only a short distance apart and there was another man in the neighbourhood by the name of Michael Condon but all the people called him Mickey of the Tricks. One of the brothers was called Phil and the other Tom. Every year one of them would kill a pig and share it with the other. It was Phil's turn to kill the pig and he did not want to share it with his brother. One day 'Mickey of the Tricks' came to Phil's home to kill the pig. When he had finished he told him to bury it on the end of the house for that night and to tell Tom next morning that it was stolen. He did as
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2019-05-21 07:22
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he said he could drink no more that he had already drank two cups of it. He told her that he had only one other job to do that he was coming to his end and that was to get his fiddle ready for the night that the brown women wanted him to go playing for them to a big party. She only laughed at him so he got up himself and got his fiddle ready and put it into a bag for that night and went back to bed again. His people thought he was mad but the hour came that night that he had to go. The brown women got the seat of a donkey's carand took him out of the bed and the four shouldered him to where they wanted him to be that night. They took away to a big field and laid him down under a big tree. They covered him with a white sheet so that he could not see anything. When they left him he made a hole in the sheet with his finger so that he could see them. Instead of a dance there was a path in the field and at each side there was a big field of soldiers and they were fighting and killing each other. When the battle was over they took him and shouldered him back to his bed. He was very bad for three nightsafter that. The third night a big black man came and tipped him on the leg with a stick
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2019-05-21 07:11
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There was a man long ago. He lived in Gorteea in the parish of Templeglantine. He was a great sportsman and a good fiddle player. One day he was fishing. On his return home he fell across a stone and hurt his foot. When he got home his leg was swollen. They brought the Doctor to him and he said to bathe the leg that it was only a sprain. Every night he kept everyone in the house up with him. After a week or so they thought he was getting better but he only got up around the house raving, and he told them that he could not get better as the room was full of brown women and that he could not sleep with them. They used to rise up the curtains of the bed and pull at his toes. One night he told his sister to warm some milk. When she had it warmed he came into the kitchen and told her that he wanted a shirt. She got it for him and put him back to bed and when she came to the fire the milk was gone. She put it down three times. After it going the second time she watched it and she said the devil would pick their bones if they would carry it again. When she took the milk to the man
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2019-05-20 08:00
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bed when I heard a tremendous rumble. I got up in a hurry, went down to the kitchen and every thing I left round the fire was slashed down under the dresser. My shoes, the chairs, skillit and all. I never let on to anybody in the house what happened but told them that it was the cats knocked a couple of timber mugs off the settle bed.
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2019-05-20 07:56
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Years ago when I was young and used to be playing cards and rambling until all hours. I came home here one night with a white rat who me to the corner of my own house. I was not afraid but I used to peep back now and then to see if he was following on. I got several notions to throw stones at him but thought better of it a few nights after a strange happening took place in this house. I came in very late and I was very hungry. There was gruel in the skillit near the fire so I sat down to eat and be sure I made a terrible feed. Being so sleepy I left everything in capital disorder after me round the fire and went to bed. I was not not in
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2019-05-20 07:49
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house and sometimes it used to be spilled around the house without anyone going near it. One evening the work man was bringing in the milk and as he came in with the last pail he found that the rest was spilled around the floor. He put his hand round the pail and said I keep this for my supper and hearing noise in the room he looked around but when he turned away the milk was taken from his hand and spilled.
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2019-05-20 07:45
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Some years ago there was a farmer whose house was haunted. they used to hear fighting in the room but when they would open the door they could see nobody but there were signs of blood to be seen on the wall. This man had no dairy and used to take milk into the
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2019-05-20 07:43
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Long ago there was a family and each of them when he was dying would ask for a drink out of a certain well. One night when one of them was dying she called for a drink of water and there was a mouse drowned in the water. The woman gave her the water in which the mouse was drowned. The woman died. When the other woman was dying the mouse was running in and out of her mouth.
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2019-05-20 07:41
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and told him that his battle was over, that he would get better as his side won. He also told him that he would live to be an old man. He got better every day from then on.
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2019-05-20 07:39
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There was a boy turning home his cows one evening and he met a ghost. He was terribly alarmed and he went home paralysed with fear. He told his story to the priest and the priest came next evening and asked the ghost what was troubling her. She said "I was the cause of a child's death". The priest said to her to go and drain the ocean with a bottomless cup and then bring back a stick with only one end and she came no more.
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2019-05-20 07:36
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that she might see the day she would see their funerals. So it well happened that one day a white hare appeared on the window stool and any hare would not interfere with it + and there was a death in that family next day. Every year the hare appeared until the whole family was dead with the exception of one. The old woman lived to see this time out. She forgave the one that lived and she got a very good home from her. A curse is a very bad thing. One of the family that died appeared to the old woman and asked her to forgive them and that their sufferings would be all over. She forgave them and she was never again troubled by him.
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2019-05-20 07:31
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There was an old man and woman long ago. they were living alone. The old man died so that left the old woman alone. There was a certain family in the district and there was a dispute about the old woman living when her husband died. She was turned out on the side of the road. The poor woman was so desperate that she cursed this well-to-do family. This time they were a beautiful family. The old woman said
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2019-05-20 07:28
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came into a big field where there were more hares. They were there for a while when a horseman with horns came into the field and he said that they could not say anything that night as there was a stranger in the crowd. He stood on the stirrups and gave the new hare a lash of a whip and than all the hares ran away and he knew his own two hares and he followed them home again. When they came home they said the words through the horn again and they were turned into women and he said the same words and he was turned into a man and ever after the sign of the whip was round the man's waist.
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2019-05-20 07:22
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There was a man long ago and he was going on a journey and he went astray. He saw a house on the side of the road and he said he would stay there for the night as it was too late to be out any longer.
When he went into the house there were two old women sitting by the fireside and after a while he told them what he wanted. They told him that they could not keep him if he was not a sound sleeper. So he told them that he would sleep very sound as he was very tired after the day. He went to bed and the two old women stayed up all the time. When he was in bed for a while the two old women came into the room to see if he was asleep. He pretended to be asleep and they said it was alright that they would go now. When they came into the kitchen they took down a horn which was hanging on the wall and said some words through it and turned into hares and went away. When they were gone the man got up and got the horn and said the same words and he also turned into a hare and ran away after them until they
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2019-05-20 07:14
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Long ago Jack Kirby used be out late all night playing cards. They had it as a habit. They used leave a cover of potatoes near the fire. When he came this night he got the cover of potatoes and put them on one chair and sat down on the other chair. He left the chairs and the cover there and went to bed. He was not long in bed when he heard a great noise. He got up and got a light. When he came down to the kitchen the chairs and all were fixed up against the wall and the hearth was swept clean. His mother heard him and asked him what happened. He said that the cat knocked a mug.
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2019-05-20 07:08
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doing tricks. Each one of them washed her handkerchief and put it on a chair to dry so that her future husband would come in and turn it. About midnight they heard a noise and a man came in and turned one handkerchief. Two men came in with a coffin and turned the second handkerchief. A man with a nun's veil turned the third one. The first girl got married. The one that the man with the coffin appeared to died and the girl that the man with the veil appeared to entered the convent and became a nun.
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2019-05-20 07:04
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Three girls stayed up November's night
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2019-05-20 07:03
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There was an old cummer hounding two farms. Every night a cow was milked there. In the morning when the people brought home the cows to be milked one cow was always already milked. The people were surprised to find that the cow had no milk. One night a few men went out watching the cows to see who used milk this one cow. About twelve o'clock all the cows were lying down and this cow got up and went to the cummer and bellowed and and a woman came out of the cummer. She had a tin can with a very bright handle into which she milked the cow and went back into the cummer again. They sold that cow at the very next fair.
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2019-05-20 06:57
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on till he came to the Knockmaol road. The sow appeared again. He crossed the road into the fields again and the sow still followed him. As he was nearing his home he ran to the house but as quick as he had the door closed the sow was in with him.
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2019-05-20 06:55
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Michael Cronin left Scrahan and went to Brosna to a dance. Near midnight the priest came and stopped the dance. He came on home and as he was passing near Feale's bridge he saw a woman dressed in white sitting on a stone near a wall. He passed on and when he came near Meenscovane (Mín an Scótha Bháin) he met a sow on the road. The sow followed him and as he came to Beecher's Lane he turned off the road across the fields - the sow still followed him. He came to a spring and as he was crossing it the cow disappeared. He travelled
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2019-05-17 08:11
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to Toor to a gambling house one winter's night. As they were playing the cards a cow bellowed outside. This man and some others went out to see who owned the cow. He said that the cow was his that he should take her home. Himself and a neighbour took home the cow and when they had her home the neighbour said they would go back again to the gambling house. The owner of the cow said no that it was too late. Some time after they leaving with the cow the remainder of the party had a fight over the cards and there was a man killed. Everybody then said that it was how this cow came to take away its owner from the fight.
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2019-05-17 08:06
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A man from Derindaffe crossed the fields
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2019-05-17 08:06
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There was a man living in the Parish of Duagh who was a big farmer. It was thought that his house was built in a Fairy path and terrible noise used be heard at night sometimes around his home and more times in his dairy. At last he said to his wife "I will go to the priest to day and I will tell him about this as their is something living or dead doing this harm night after night. I am at a great loss with my butter and milk". In the morning before he went he went into his dairy and he was surprised to see his pans of milk disturbed and some spots of blood in the cream. The priest came and said Mass for him and told him that it was some living devil that was doing the harm. After that all went well and he lived happy from that out.
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2019-05-17 07:57
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save her. They succeeded in saving her for two months but then she died and it was thought it was the "luirachán" who carried her.
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2019-05-17 07:52
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Once upon a time there lived a woman in the neighbourhood of Tralee who made her living by selling stockings. One day as she was going to town she stood up on a fence and she saw a little man dressed in red and wearing a caroline hat. He was called the "luirachán". He asked her her trade and she said selling stockings in the town. He asked her what reward she would give if he brought her the same number of stockings every morning. She asked him what did he want. He said all he would ask was that at the end of a year she would marry him. She consented as she thought it was only fun. The next morning when she came to the same place he had a big bundle of stockings. He brought the stockings every morning after that. When the time for the bargain was drawing to a close the woman began to get nervous and she told the priest about it. The priest was vexed with her for making such a bargain. He said that the little man would surely come to claim her. When the time came the little man came in a big noisy car. The priest and all the people were there. The priest asked her if she ever heard him saying anything. She said she heard him say - "Little Miss [?] knows my name [?] it and go". They all did their best to
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2019-05-17 07:28
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Once upon a time there lived a woman in the neighbourhood of Tralee who made her living by selling stockings. One day as she was going to town she stood up on a fence and she saw a little man dressed in red and wearing a caroline hat. He was called the "luirachán". He asked her her trade and she said selling stockings in the town. He asked her what reward she would give if he brought her the same number of stockings every morning. She asked him what did he want. He said all he would ask was that at the end of a year she would marry him. She consented as she thought it was only fun.
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2019-05-17 07:23
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There was a man long ago who had a lot of cows. They were dying one by one in him. He tried everything but he could not cure them of the disease they had. This night he was dreaming that there was a cure growing in a certain place and that if he went and got it it would cure his cows. When he got up he went off along the bank of a river and he got the cure growing in a heap of stones. He carried it home and he gave it to his cows and they were alright for twelve o'clock.
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2019-05-17 07:19
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Knockbrack. One night when he was coming home crossing a river he met a cat sitting on a stone. The cat spoke to him saying When you go home tell Buck Roe that Poll Parer is dead. Away goes the poor work man and when he arrived home he began telling his wife of the strange happening and what the cat said to him. They had a big grey cat in the house. He was sitting on the hearth listening to the tale. "He told me to tell Buck Roe that Poll Parer was dead" said the man. Up jumps the big grey cat when he heard those words saying "O Good God the mother of all my children" and off with him out the door.
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2019-05-17 07:13
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dinner in the evening and when they used to go home they could eat nothing more until next morning. Their mother thought they were going to die so she went to the doctor and he said there was nothing wrong with them. After a long time she found out what they were doing and she took them to school herself. It was not long until the children got very bad and no doctor could cure them. She tried everything and it was no good but the old woman came to her and told her she could cure them for a little gold. She gave her a little gold. She told her to stand inside the door at 12 o'clock and take a child in each of her arms and to put two of the best cows she had in the house with them and when she would stand outside the door the cows would sneeze. She was then to say "God bless you cows". She wanted to save the children and did as she was told. When the hour came and the old woman was outside the door the cows and the children began to sneeze together but the woman said God bless you children whatever the cows will do. The two cows laid down and died and the two children got better every day from that [?].
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2019-05-16 08:04
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a big lion that was there. He could not catch him that day because he was afraid of him. The next day he met a little man with a halter the little man told him to shake the halter and the lion would put his head into it. He told him to tie a big tree on to him and leave him above in front of the house. He went down and caught the lion. When the old woman saw him coming up with the lion she got frightened. She said she would give four hundred pounds to carry him down again. He carried him down and got four hundred pounds. When the farmer and his mother saw that they could not get Domnall to grumble the way they could cut off the tops of his ears, they made a plan that the old woman would go out and start singing like a cuckoo the way Domnall would think that his year was finished. She went out into a bush and started singing like the cuckoo. Domnall heard her he went in for the gun he said he would make that cuckoo that she would not come out so early any other year. He shot the old woman. The farmer was very very vexed because he shot his mother. Domnall told him to go down on his two knees until he'd cut off the tops of his ears because he was grumbling. He cut them off. Domnall went home a rich man.
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2019-05-16 07:53
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any breakfast. He went out thrashing the rick of oats. Before long he started grumbling when he would not get his breakfast. You are grumbling says the farmer, come in until I will cut off the tops of your ears. He had to go in. The farmer's mother stood in front of him with the gun until the farmer cut off the tops of his ears. He went away home with the tops of his ears cut off. Domnall said he would go to look for his living. He went away until he came to the same farmer. The farmer said he would give him one hundred pounds until the cuckoo came out. They made a bargain that any of the two of them should not grumble. The next morning he told Domnall to go out and thrash that rick of oats before his breakfast. He had the rick of oats thrashed before his breakfast. That day the farmer told him to plough a field. He gave him two big black horses to plough it. Any of the horses would not stir for Domnall. He was there for the most of the day and the horses would not go for him. In the evening a man was passing with two white horses under a van. Domnall asked him would he swap. The man said he would. They swapped horses and Domnall had ploughed before long. That evening the farmer came out to him. Where are my horses he said. Domnall said they were white with sweat. They are not my horses. Are you grumbling said Domnall. He had to go away or Domnall would cut off the tops of his ears. The next day he told Domnall to go down to the wood and catch
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2019-05-16 07:39
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There was a man by the name of Domhnall Ó Chaoimh who lived behind in the side of hill. He was my great grand uncle. One night as he was returning home from rambling he found a little calf lying on the side of the hill. He carried the
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2019-05-16 07:37
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young had nothing to do only to cut off his head. He took the head back home with him to the man's wife. Next day the King told his men to put the body on a door and lay it on their shoulders and to search every lane or every house in the city for the head. They travelled all day till night. They were just crossing one house in a lane when the man's wife looked out and saw the body. She screamed when she saw it. When she did the young fellow put his finger on a block and cut it off and screamed. The army went into the house when they heard the scream but found the boy with his finger cut off so they came out again. When the King's men went home to the king they told him that they had searched everywhere but found nothing only that as they were passing one house in a certain lane they heard a scream and on entering the house they found a boy with his finger cut off. The King said. It is there my gold is and that young boy is one of the cleverest boys in the world and it is he who will have my daughter in marriage. So the young fellow married the King's daughter. Her name was Gallas and that was the Gallas he gained.
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2019-05-16 07:28
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the young fellow said that it would be as well for him to go and look out for himself so he went. He went to a city and there got an apprenticeship in a Carpenter's shop. He agreed with the carpenter for a year and a day. When the year and the day were up he knew nowhere in the city. His boss said that he was just as well off but the wife said to give him a day off. So he travelled about the city all that day. When he came back that evening his boss asked him if he knew who lived in the fine house in the middle of the city. He told him that it was the king and that there was a crock of gold in a room in the second storey. The young fellow said "We will go and get some of it". The wife made her husband go with him. They went and brought home some of the gold. When the King missed the gold he said that whoever took it would come again when he wanted more gold. So he placed a barrell of pitch and tar inside the window of the room. When the young fellow and his boss had spent all the gold they had taken they came again for more gold. The young fellow fixed the ladder to the window and let his boss in before him. He fell right into the barrell of pitch and tar and the young
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2019-05-16 07:16
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meet the king. The three of them started early in the morning and went to the nearest village where all three had some drink. After leaving the village the young fellow put each of his brothers lying right in the middle of the road so that if the King's coach went along he should either roll over them and pick them up. The young fellow himself lay on the road a little distance further on. The King came along in his coach and the coach man seeing the first man on the road said to the King "There is a man lying on the road either drunk or dead". The King said to pick him up and put him aside so he did. They came to the second brother on the road and the King also told the coach man to take him and pull him aside. Next they came to the young fellow. The coach man also picked him up and lay him aside. "Take him and put him aside said the King he will going to the gallows yet". When the young fellow came to the two brothers he asked him what the King had said to them. They said "nothing" and asked what he said to the young fellow himself. He said that I would go to the gallows yet. On hearing this the brothers began to cry. Next morning
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2019-05-16 07:06
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the wood. Next morning the king sent out his army and told them anywhere they would meet three men either in the highways or byways to bring them to him. The young fellow told his two brothers that the king would send his army after them so they went away and when they were crossing a hill they saw the army coming and the young fellow saw three men trashing on an old road. He said then to his two brothers - "Everything I tell you to do, do it". They went on till they came to the three men who were trashing. The young fellow took the flail from one man and told his brother to take the other flail and that his other brother would turn it and then he told the three men to go and have a sleep for themselves. When the army came to them they told them that they were the three men they wanted and that they should take them away. The young fellow laughed and said that the men under the straw must be the men they were in search of. They took the three men to the King and he said to leave them go again that the men they wanted were the three they left behind.
The King was going to the city one day and the young fellow knew that he was going there. He told the two brothers to prepare to go and
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2019-05-15 08:01
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Once upon a time there lived in Ballyban a work man and is wife and two children. He used be constant at work in
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2019-05-15 08:00
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There was a woman there long ago and she had two children going to school. On their way to school there lived a woman in a small little house. She was full of witchcraft. Every morning she warned the two children to come in for
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2019-05-15 07:59
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Many years ago there was a field in the townland of 'scairt' in the parish of Knocknagashel that could not grow any grass. People wondered why grass could not grow in the field. There was a station held in the house of the owner of the field and after Mass the Mrs of the house asked the priest to come out to look at the field. "Well Father" she said this field is always red - never a blade of grass grows in it. It's no wonder said the priest that grass won't grow there. "Look over my right shoulder Mrs" said the priest and you will see for yourself. When she looked over his shoulder to her surprise she saw about one hundred men playing football in the field. The field always goes by the name of "Páirc Dearg".
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2019-05-15 07:52
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had gone astray also and had made up his mind to lay there until break of day. Then both men shouted at the top of their voices for help. The neighbours were out shortly with lanterns to find out what was up. They found the pair half out of their senses. They never ventured out late afterwards.
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2019-05-15 07:49
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Some time ago a farmer went rambling to his neighbours house for a game of cards on a winter's night. It was up to midnight when he left consequently it was very dark and in a short time he missed his familiar path and lost his way completely. He got dazed at the moment as tiny red lights appeared around him which he knew to be those of "Jackie the Lantern". Jackie's delight is to lead people astray in the darkness and to break his charms you are supposed to turn your coat inside out. The man did so and blessed himself and sat down and shut his eyes to keep them off the lights. Just then he heard a rustle in the briars not far from him and who should it be but another gambler who
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2019-05-15 07:43
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Long ago there was a man living near Duagh and he went to Abbeyfeale every night. This night he was going and he met the thing standing on the side of the road and he said "Good night". He got no answer. The next night he was going he met it again and again he got no answer. He met it five nights after one another and the sixth night he met it he asked "What was the trouble?" It was a woman that was dead for a few years and there was money due of her to a priest. The man asked her how much and she told him. He payed the money and from that night he never saw her.
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2019-05-15 07:39
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Long ago there lived a smith in the parish of Mount Cashel. He went to bed one night and about midnight he was called out of the bed by three men to shoe a horse for them. The smith said to them "That is a neighbour's horse". They said to him "Don't mind whose horse it is but shoe her". He shod the horse for them and when he was finished they gave him a shilling. The next morning when he got up he saw the neighbour's horse dead outside in the field. After a time the smith got sick himself and he sent for the priest and told him what was happening and how he took the money. The priest told him he had no right to take the money and that he had nothing to do for him now that he would have to go, so he died.
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2019-05-15 07:33
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The ruins of an old monastry stands overlooking the banks of the Feale. Long ago when the monks had laid the foundation of the monastery and had what of it is presently standing built, a little bird came one day and took away some bit of the material from it and flew away with it until he reached the old churchyard in Abbeyfeale. There she laid the piece of mortar. This gave a sign to the monks that it was there they were to build their monastery. The part of the monastery they had first built is still to be seen.
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2019-05-15 07:28
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Once upon a time there lived in Gunsboro (near Listowel) a very wealthy man. He had a servant and one of her duties was to clean the milk pan. A very dry summer came and the servant had no water to get to clean the pans which she informed her master. It happened that there was a blessed well in his land and he told her to get water from the well. She brought it and boiled it and when she thought it should be boiled she took it up and there was a trout swimming on top of the water so she showed it to her master and it was then he told her to take the water back to the well.
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2019-05-15 07:23
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Then he got up and lit the candle to see who it was and he saw no one in the room. He went to bed again and he heard the same noise and he was getting frightened and he got up and put on his clothes and went into the kitchen and stayed reading a book until morning. When the man of the house got up he asked him if he slept sound during the night. The boy said he didn't that he heard a great noise and that it was like a man snorring. The man told him that there was a drunken man sleeping in that room one night before that and he died without the priest.
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2019-05-15 07:17
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One day a man was going on a long journey and he went into a lodging house to stay there for the night. When he went to bed he slept very sound and during the night he woke suddenly and he heard something like a man snorring. He heard it all the time and it was getting louder so he couldn't sleep
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2019-05-15 07:14
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There was a woman by the name of Peig Mor at Meenacorna. One day she was sent to call the men to their dinner and she walked along the sunny side of the ditch and she saw a leprachán under a tree counting his money and putting it into his purse. She thought of the leprachán and his purse and made a drive to grapple him between her and the ditch but he jumped out under her hands. Her head went in throught the tree. She started chasing him around the field until she ran out of breath and fell. When she got up she saw him no more but she heard his gay laugh on the cliff.
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2019-05-15 07:08
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milk so that cow came every evening afterwards. It is believed it was the good people gave her to him in return for the milk he gave to them.
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2019-05-15 07:07
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There was a man there long ago named Seán Buídhe and there was a fort near his house where his cattle were feeding. One evening he went for the cows to milk them and he heard children crying inside in the fort and he heard a woman say to him not to cry any more that Seán Buídhe was carrying home his cows to milk them and that they would have the drops of milk that would be spilled outside the buckets. When Seán Buídhe carried home his cows he told his wife to get a bucket and to milk the best cow. When she had the cow milked Seán Buídhe took it and carried it to the fort and he threw it across the ditch to the woman and the children and he did the same thing every evening until after about two months. When he was bringing home his own cows he heard a cow bellowing after him. When he looked back he saw the cow coming. He brought the cow home with his own cows and he milked her and she had a fine bucket of
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2019-05-15 06:58
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soldiers came into the town. One of his daughters was great with one of the soldiers and her father got afraid that the soldiers would make their way into the Castle. So he told his daughters that there was a cup of gold hidden some distance from the house. He took his daughters out one by one to look for the cup of gold and according as he took each one out he threw her into this hole which now goes by the name of the "Nine Daughters' Hole".
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2019-05-14 07:59
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rare in these days. The dog sat on his hind legs and snarled. The man rushed at him with a pike as he always took one with him when out late at night. The dog went off into the next field and there sat and snarled again. The man hunted him along again and he did the same. So the man left him there and went home. The greyhound was a ghost and was very often seen in that field after.
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2019-05-14 07:55
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There was a family there once. This night the childrens' mother went to the well for water. There were steps going into the well. So when she came to the steps she could not go any farther and after a long time her husband thought that something had happened to her so he went against her (to meet her). When he came to the steps of the well he saw her standing there and he said "What is wrong with you?" and she said "I can't go from this place". After a long time he released her and she got the water and they came home. This Sunday they were going to Mass and her husband fell off the side-car and got killed. Nothing would happen him if he did not release his wife.
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2019-05-14 07:50
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Many years ago there lived in Doon Ballybunnion a very wealthy man. He had nine daughters and there did
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2019-05-14 07:49
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In other times a man was coming home in the night-time. He met a greyhound. Greyhounds were very
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2019-05-14 07:48
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Long ago there was a man and his wife there and the man died. This day there was a man minding cows on the side of the road and the man that was dead appeared to him. He never knew that the man was dead. They were talking for some time before he knew that he was dead. He asked him how was his health and how he was feeling. He said that he was allright only that he felt the cold on his back; that he had no scarf; that the scarf he had around his back was in the bed between the matress and the wall. He asked him to tell his wife to give it to a certain person. They gave the scarf to that person and the man never came back any more.
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2019-05-14 07:44
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into a box. She was never known to laugh while she was in the house until one day they were cleaning the house and the comb fell on the floor. As soon as she saw it she snatched it and ran out the doorlaughing and made for the ocean and neither horse nor man could keep up to her and she was never seen after.
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2019-05-14 07:41
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There was a man there long ago by the name of Moriarty from Brosna. He went back on a visit to the west of Kerry by the sea-side. One day he was travelling along the sea-side and he saw a beautiful woman sitting on a rock combing her hair. He stole up behind her and caught hold of her and held her fast. She begged to be let go but he would not let her go. He brought her home in the car with him and got married to her and had four children. He put the comb which he carried from her
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2019-05-14 07:38
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They passed through the locked gate and on to the house and went in. They laid the coffin on the floor and told the man not to open it until morning. The farmer had no patience so he called his wife and daughter. They had a big dog inside in the kitchen. He was barking and jumping around the house so they put him out. They opened the coffin and found inside a young girl and she sleeping. They raised her up and asked her where she came from. She said that she went to bed as usual with her sister ans she knew no more until she found herself here. In the meantime the dog was making great noise and barking outside around the house. When the farmer went out in the morning his dog was dead. They took the girl home. The farmer made a dresser out of the coffin which is still to be seen.
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2019-05-14 07:31
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and next time the shirt. The uncle asked if there was anything wrong with him and he said that he had a báinín his mother left him and a shirt his father left him and that he did not know which of them to wear next to his skin but that the shirt was the more natural one to wear. He then got a bit of timber and began dressing it with his axe and as he was dressing it he was turning it and looking at it. The uncle asked what was wrong that he was not cutting the wood. He said that he had a piece of timber and that he did not know which end was the heavier. The uncle told him to throw it into a pond of water and that the heavier end would sink. The young fellow continued cutting the wood and he began to look up and look down and continued doing so till the uncle asked why he was not drawing his stroke. He said that he did not know if it was the upper or the lower world he'd hit. The uncle told him to draw his stroke that he was between the two so he cut away and the uncle remained with him for about an hour. Then the uncle went home and sent two men with a horse for the wood and when they came to the wood the young fellow was gone. They went back home to the king and told him that the young lad had left
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2019-05-14 07:19
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There were three brothers long ago. They were called the thrashers. The youngest of the three was a clever young fellow. He had an old uncle and he was a grand adviser. This young fellow went to his old uncle looking for work and he agreed with him for a month. The first morning he took him to the woods to cut down some trees. The young fellow took off his coat and a flannel báinín he had on and his shirt. He was changing the three garments every minute. One time he used put the báinín next to his skin
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2019-05-14 07:14
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and begged her forgiveness for the wrong he had done her. As a punishment for the two sisters who were the cause of all the trouble the king got his magic man to turn them into two wild pigs to wander through the woods for the remainder of their days. He next brought the singing tree, the talking bird and the yellow water and planted them in the garden near the palace where he and his wife and children lived happy for the remainder of their days.
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2019-05-14 07:10
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a pond in the garden and it turned into a pond of yellow water. They put the cage on the branch of a tree. Some time after as the two brothers were out in the wood they met the king. He asked them who they were and they said they were his old gamekeeper's sons. They rambled through the woods for a long time and the king was so interested in them that he asked them to dinner next day. They told their sister that night what had happened in the wood and she told them to ask the king to their house the following day. Next day they went to the king's house and after dinner they asked the king if he would come to their house. He accepted the invitation and the brothers got their sister to prepare a special dinner. When the king came they took him into the garden to see their treasure and he was delighted to hear the tree singing and to see the yellow water rising and lowering. As they were leaving the garden he heard the bird talking and said he would like to take in the cage while while they were at dinner. The cage was taken in and while they were eating the bird began talking and told the king the true story of the two brothers and sister. The king was astonished and begged of them to come to his house and to live with him as his children. He next brought their mother out of her private abode
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2019-05-13 07:47
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Late one night a man in the Country Limerick was going to see his horse that had a foal. He had to go through a field and then cross the road. His horse was allright and he was returning home and it was about twelve (12) o'clock. When he came to his own gate in the road-side he heard great tramping coming along the road. He went inside the gate and locked it. He saw four men dressed in black robes and wearing black hats bearing a coffin on their shoulders.
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2019-05-13 07:44
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One night a man was going home from town. As he was passing an old fort he heard fine music playing inside in the fort. He went into the fort and started to dance to the music. He could see nobody. After a while he went home and felt very sick. He was taken to hospital next day and was very bad and the doctors said he had a fairy stroke. While he was sick he spent all the time talking about the music and the fairies and he said he was going to go with the fairies. He died in a couple of days later.
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2019-05-13 07:40
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the morning she said what about your blessing. He told her to kneel down and said - Everything you do may continue until evening. She started making her water and that was what caused the River Lee to flow.
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2019-05-13 07:38
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When St. Patrick was going around the Country long ago, he went visiting a very rich woman. He let on to be a very poor man. He asked her for lodgings. She refused and told him to clear out of the house. He went his way and called to a poor woman, asked his lodgings and got them. She shared everything she had with him. When he was going away he said "Now I must give you my blessing, I am St. Patrick. Come to the door' said he. She did and knelt down. He said what you start doing in the morning will continue until evening. He went away. She started measuring cloth. It continued until it made her rich. She told the rich woman her story. The rich woman was very sorry she did not keep him. She hoped he would come again. He called again and she kept him. When he was going in
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2019-05-13 07:31
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and took out a box and rubbed it to herself and then she was a hare and she jumped out the open window. He got up and did the same thing and also became a hare. He went away after her. They came to this big field and it was packed with hares so after a time a man came to them on a saddle horse and all he said was he could not address them that night or tell them what to do as there was a stranger in their midst. So they all left and that was how he found out about her and it was the old boy that made them rich.
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2019-05-13 07:20
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There was a woman there long ago. She had a small farm. Her husband was dead but she was very rich. All her neighbours were surprised at her. She was able to have her rent and meet all her calls, when the big farmers were turned out as they couldn't pay their rent. She had servants every year and the people who had double her means could not pay any one. One year she had a servant boy and he said he would find out how she was so rich. He was a very good servant and she liked him and in the Summer time he was leaving her when she would not tell him how she got so rich. Before she would go she told him. She told him to watch her that night at 12 o'clock and so he did. She got up and put her hand in the raftersticks
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2019-05-13 07:14
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used to come in from walking every night the bread used to be baked and they used always eat it in the room. This night after their making the bread one of the boys said "I don't know who will turn the bread tonight and they went away to some house where men used to be at night. When they came home one of the boys heard the walk alongside him. He went this path and the other boy went another path. This boy ran and the thing ran with him but he could not see it. When he came to his own house a big gang of dogs attacked them and had like to eat them. After a long time they got into the house and they were safe.
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2019-05-13 07:09
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the same thing would happen to him if he looked back. He gave him another ball which rolled before him to the garden but he too looked back and met with the same fate as his brother. His sister day and night watched the necklace but one day the beads ceased to move so she said she would go to the garden in search of her brother. Next morning she dressed in man's attire and started off. She was not gone far when she met the little man. He told her where she was going and what happened to her brothers. He gave her a ball also and told her if she succeeded to throw a drop of water on every rock she saw in the garden until she saw her brothers. She went on after the ball until she came to the garden. She went along to the singing tree and took a branch. She next took the bottle of yellow water and as she went for the bird the abusive language behind her was terrible but she did not look back but took the cage and returned. As she was coming back through the garden she threw a drop of water on every rock each one of them turning into a man as the water touched it, her own brothers being two of them. They were delighted to meet and returning home planted the branch in their garden where it grew to be a singing tree. The bottle of water they spilled into
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2019-05-13 06:59
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him when he saw this to take a branch of the tree a bottle with the yellow water and the cage with the bird and to take them with him but on no account to look back while in the garden no matter what he heard. Next morning the old boy told his brother what the little man had told him and said that he would start off to find the garden but before he left he gave a knife to his brother telling him that while he was safe the blades would be bright but that if anything happened him there would be blood on them. He threw the ball on the road and followed it along day and night until he came to a lovely garden. He went along the garden until he came to the singing tree and as he was going to break a branch a voice behind him said to leave that there. He looked behind to see who was there but was immediately turned into a rock. The brother looked at the knife every day but this day he found blood on the blade. He told his sister for the first time where his brother was gone and that something had happened to him and that he would go to look for him. He gave her a necklace and said while he was safe the beads would move freely but if anything happened to him the beads would not move. He started off but was not gone far when he met the little man so he told him where he was going and what happened to his brother and that
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2019-05-13 06:48
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wife giving her the same caution and telling the King that it was more unsightly than the last one. The next year a daughter was born to them and the two sisters took her also and sent her to the game keeper's wife telling her to bring up the children as her own and promising her payment. The king got angry with his wife over the three children and ordered her to be put in private place in the town where no one could see her. The three children grew up to be men and woman and always thought they were the gamekeeper's children. The gamekeeper and his wife grew old and died and the king's sons now acted as gamekeepers. One day as the oldest boy was working in their garden a little man appeared to him saying that they had a lovely garden but that it was short of three things, the singing tree, the talking bird and yellow water. The boy asked how he could get them and the little man gave him a ball telling him to throw it on the road before him and that it would roll before them day and night until he came to the garden where these things were. When he got there to walk along the garden until he would see a tree singing and on a branch he would see a cage in which would be the talking bird and near by he would see the pond of golden water always rising and lowering. He told
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2019-05-07 08:11
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they saw a hare in the middle of them and he was drinking the milk from the cow. The man went and told the Priest and the priest told him to get a black dog and a black and white dog and he went and got the dog. They watched him this morning and they left the dog after him and he ran into a fort and they stood in the gap and he ran out through them and after a long time the black dog killed him.
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2019-05-07 08:08
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Some years ago the Parishes of Knocknagashel and Brosna were in one Parish. The Priest of this Parish lived in Brosna and he had to go to Knocknagashel every day and to come back again in the evening. This evening it happened that it was very late and as he and the driver were coming along the road a big black dog jumped out from inside the ditch and was trying to go into the car to bite them. Then the priest thought that he never said his Office that day and he took out his prayer book and started to read it and still the dog stayed at them until he had his Office finished and then disappeared.
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2019-05-07 08:02
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There were two boys there long ago and they lived in a house by themselves. they couldn't be frightened and every night they used to make seven cakes of bread. When they
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2019-05-07 08:00
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He said he was going to take the pledge and he would drink no more. On his way to the priest he went into a public house. The woman of the house knew Mickey and Mickey told her he was going to take the pledge. She said that he might as well take a few pints as he could not drink for a long time again. He stayed drinking all night and then he said he would be going away. He went away until he came to the top of Beárna (Barnagh is about 6 miles from Abbeyfeale). It was about twelve o'clock now. He met a ghost - The spirit of Beárna (spríd Bheárna). She had a cow's tail. She asked him why he was out so late in the night and he asked her why was she there. She hit him with the cow's tail. He had his scythe and he wanted to strike her with it. Every time he wanted to strike her she jumped from him. The two of them held fighting for a long time until the cock crew. Then the ghost went away. When Mickey woke up he found he was dreaming all night and the cows were feeding around him in the side of the road. He went off and took the pledge.
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2019-05-07 07:49
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There was a farmer there long ago and he had fourteen cows. Every morning when he used to bring them home one black cow used to be milked. This morning they got up at four o'clock and they went to where the cows were and
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2019-05-07 07:48
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Long ago there was a Parish Priest in Brosna. One day the Priest and his driver were coming from Listowel. As they were passing a Protestant house the priest and the driver were talking and the driver said to the priest "Isn't that a fine place by that Protestant?" The priest said it was not any good to him for his father is in Hell. At that the protestant was listening to him and he stopped him and asked him could he prove that his father was in Hell. The priest went into the house and was reading a prayer book. After a while he whistled and was reading again and whistled again. He whistled the third time and the protestant's father came in and the priest asked him where was he when he whistled first and the man said he was coming in the gate. He asked him where was he when he whistled the second time. He said he was coming near the door and the third time he whistled he was inside in the house. The priest said that's him there now and do what you like with him. The protestant changed his religion when his father vanished.
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2019-05-07 07:39
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Many years ago there was a man there and he was called 'Mickey the Mower' because he was always mowing hay and oats. One Saturday night he was going home from work and he was after getting his pay after his week's work with a farmer
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2019-05-07 07:37
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There was a very rich man there long ago who had a daughter by the name of Eileen. This night the Whiteboys came and carried her away to marry her. There was a man living near by whose name was "Domhnall gan Sgáth". He got a troop of men and horses and followed her. When they landed at the house to which the girl was carried Domhnall went in. She was sitting inside an old man in the corner. He told her to come out and to come home. He asked her had she all her clothes and everything she brought with her. She said she had except one white bib. She went into the house again and not one said a word to her. Domhnall brought her home up on the horse behind him. When she came home her father was delighted. He said that no one would marry her now but Domhnall married her and they were happy ever afterwards.
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2019-05-07 07:30
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answered and said it is farther over. It was a bright moonlight night. It was not long until they heard an awful heavy walk after them. They stood and the noise stopped and when they walked someone walked after them but they could see no one. They went on for nearly a quarter of a mile and someone walked after them until they left the road for their own house.
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2019-05-07 07:25
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bake two cakes of bread. She baked the two cakes of bread. In the morning she asked him which of the cakes would he take, the big one and her curse or the small one with her blessing. He said her blessing was not any good or her curse and harm. He took the big cake and her curse. He went away with the big cake of bread. In the middle of the day when he was eating his dinner a little robin was hopping about looking for crumbs to feed her young ones with. He could not give her any crumbs so she went to a well that was near them and rubbed her tail of the water. When he went to the well to get a drink of water but it was all dirty. He went away until he came to a farmer's house. The farmer told him to mind the cows out of a field belonging to a giant. He said that any cow that would go in there the giant would keep her. The next day when he was minding the cows he saw the robin that dirted the water in the well. He caught a stone to fire it at the robin. While he was pelting the stone a cow was gone into the giant's field. The giant carried the cow. When the farmer saw that the cow was gone he told the boy he would cut off his head in the morning. He said he would be gone in the morning. The farmer blew a whistler. Two men came and tied up the boy. In the morning they cut off his head. The same thing happened the second son. The third son took the small cake and her blessing. He went away. When he was eating his dinner the robin was hopping around looking for crumbs. He gave her crumbs. She went over to the well and rubbed
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2019-05-07 07:11
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her tail to the water. He went and drank the water and he never drank nicer water. He went away and he met an old woman with a bucket of water up on her head. She gave him an awl and told him to give the giant a prod of it in the lower rib. He came to the farmer's house. The farmer put him minding the cows. When he saw the fine grass that were in the giant's field, he knocked the wall and let in the cows. The giant came out. What are you doing there you fairy says he, stand up there in my hand until I blow you off. The boy gave him a prod of the awl in the ribs. I tell you now said the giant don't do that again you hurted me. He gave him another prod of the awl and killed him. The giant's mother came out. She had hair six yards long. She pelted it at him. He ducked it and gave her a prod of the awl and killed her. She fell down on him and nearly smothered him. The people were looking for him. The farmer rose up the witch's hair and saw him under it. They carried him home. When he was good he asked for his awl. The awl was gone. The old woman had carried the awl. He kept the castle and himself and his mother lived there ever after.
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2019-05-07 07:01
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There is a place in Meenahorna called ther claidhe buidhe. It is always haunted and several people got frightened there. One night a middle aged man and woman were going from a wedding party. The man said is it here the ghost is seen. The woman
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2019-05-07 06:59
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There was a woman there and she had three sons. One day the oldest son said he would go to look for a living. The old woman said so you are going away now I will
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2019-05-07 06:58
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that for five or six days until the teacher met the child's mother and asked her why wasn't the little girl going to school, and she said that she was going every day. When the little girl came home that evening her mother asked her was she at school and she said she was, and her mother said you wasn't there with the last five or six days because the teacher told me you weren't and the little didn't want to tell her, and the mother beat her and she told her then that there used a woman come out of a fort and carry her in. If she will come out to day again go in with her and ask her what would be good for cows that are dying and she told her when the cows would make their water to boil it and wash them with it. So the mother boiled the child's water and washed her with it and told her go away to school and she went away to school and the woman came out of the forth. She said to the little girl your mother was up too early this morning for me but I will have you on the first birth and the little girl never married she went in the nuns.
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2019-05-06 08:14
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One day there was a little going to school and she used to pass by a forth and there used a woman come out of the forth to her and carry her in to mind a child. The next morning she was going and she came out also and carried her in to mind the child and she continued
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2019-05-06 08:13
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Long ago the people in north Kerry used to be carrying butter to Cork to sell it there. In the side of the Cork line there is a pencil quarry and there is a dyke of water running into it. The horses used to turn in there to take a drink. There was a spirit there and she used to rub sulpur to her face. That used to shine like a light in the night and used to frighten the people. They used to fall in a weakness. One night named Walsh passing the road. His horse turned in for a drink. The spirit came down the field. He lay back in the car by the way in a weakness. She came on searching his pockets. He caught her and tied her up with a rope. He carried her into the guards and she was transported.
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2019-05-06 08:07
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was below near his own house the dog jumped in across the ditch. The next morning when he was coming down across the school he heard the dog barking in side in it.
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2019-05-06 08:05
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One night when Bill Casey was going home from work up across the Dromlegach school a small white dog jumped out across the ditch and he held running away before him. He put down his hand to pick up a stone and when he put down his hand the stone was gone and he tried it a few times. When he
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2019-05-06 08:03
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servant boy with him. The servant and himself went off with the butter. When they sold it they started home. As they came near the fort they heard the music again. The servant boy said he would go in and dance. When he went inside the door they asked him would he dance and he said he would. He saw the farmer's daughter inside. She whispered to him that if he should eat there he would never again be let out. The lady said to him that if he could sweep her out while they were dancing she would give him some of the gold she got and that they would live happily together. When they were dancing he swept her out and they went home. Her people were delighted when they saw the two of them coming but the girl could not speak at all when she went home. When they were coming out of the fort they heard an old woman in the corner saying that she would be no good unless she took a sup out of the bottle in the corner that she had. A few nights after he went to the fort again. When he went in he went dancing until he swept the bottle out of the corner. Then he ran home with it. The lady took a sup out of the bottle and her speech was restored that moment and they lived happy together.
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2019-05-06 07:54
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Long ago all the farmers carried their butter to Cork. One day a farmer and his daughter went to Cork with their butter. When they were returning they had to pass a fort. As they were passing they heard music and singing inside and they saw a house where the fort was. The girl said to her father she should go in and dance. He told her not to go in at all that she might be kept inside. She went in and she told him she would not be long inside. When she was not coming out her father went away home, and she never came back. When he went home all the people were vexed to him on account of letting her in. In a year's time when he was going again he said he should go alone this time. His wife told him to carry the
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2019-05-06 07:48
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who she would like to marry and she said the King's baker as she then would have fresh bread. Next the two older sisters asked the younger one who she would like to marry and she said the King as she would then have plenty of everything. The page told the King all he had heard and the King told me to mark the house. Next day the King called to house where the three girls were. He asked them what they were talking about last night and they said they did not remember as they were talking about many things but the King said you were talking about who you wished to marry and you all have your wish. The three were married the oldest to the butcher, the second to the baker and the youngest to the King. After a time the two older sisters grew jealous of the youngest sister as she was in a higher sphere of life than themselves and planned to destroy her happiness. Some time later a son was born to the King and his wife and two other sisters being there hid away the baby telling the King that it was deformed and not fit to be seen. At the same time they sent the child to the King's game keeper and his wife and cautioned them to tell everybody that it was their own son. The following year another son was born to them and the two sisters sent him also to the game keeper's
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2019-05-06 07:37
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Once upon a time a King had a palace near a small town. He used to take a walk every night through the streets with his page. One night he heard noise inside of a small house so he told the page to listen and find out what was going on inside. The page did so. He heard three girls conversing. The two younger ones asked the oldest who she would like to marry and she said the King's butcher as she would have plenty of fresh meat. Then the older and younger girls asked the second sister
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2019-05-06 07:33
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would not. Then they thought of some other way to kill him. They sent him to the devil's mill for a sack of meal. When he came to the mill he had another fight with the devil. After three days fighting he won. There was a black ship tied to the mill for sending meal to other countries. He broke the chain and he pulled the mill and three acres of land with him. When the people saw him coming they all ran out of the place. He then took possession of all the land and lived in happiness for the rest of his life.
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2019-05-06 07:29
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He went to the North and he hired with the same man as his father and the bargain was not to grumble. He said that he would have to thresh oats before he got his breakfast. He gave him a flail and when he saw it he threw it away and ran to the wood and pulled two trees and made a flail with them and he threshed the oats with them. All the people got afraid of him then and decided to put him to death. They put him into a pump and threw three mile-stones down on him. One of the stones fell on his head and it fitted him like a cap. He told the people above to keep away the crows that they were throwing pebbles down on him. Then when they could not kill him his master told him that he would give him his weight in gold if he brought his brother out of hell. When he was weighing him he would not take the mill stone off his head. He asked his master how he would know his brother and he said that he had a squint in his eye and a hump on his back. He went off to Hell and he had a fight with the devil. After a while he found his master's brother and brought him back. When his master saw his brother he wanted him to take him back to hell again but he
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2019-05-06 07:19
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In olden times when the birds of the air build their nests in old men's whiskers there was a poor man who was persecuted by tyranny. He was sent by his master to bring home a tree which was seven ton weight. He brought home the tree and inside in his fist he brought a nut of the tree. He went to bed and he was dying and he told his wife when he was dead to take out the nut and to set it in the garden and when his son would be seven years to take him out and to give him a hold of it to try could he pull it that he would be a man of strength. She took him out and she told him to pull. He pulled but he failed. She took him in and when he was fourteen years she took him out again. The tree was then fourteen years. The boy pulled but failed again. She took him in again and when he was twenty one years of age she took him out again. He took hold of the tree and he pulled it and threw it three miles away. He told his mother to make a cake of bread and to give him her blessing and that he would go and have revenge for the death of his Father.
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2019-05-06 07:11
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57. A cure for Black Scour - the root of common briar pounded and boiled.
58. For scour in calves - goats milk boiled.
59. Curds are used for a sore foot to draw out the poison.
60. Cobwebs are used to stop a cut from bleeding.
61. Vinegar put on brown paper is good for a pain in the head.
62. To walk on the dew on the grass in the morning is a cure for corns.
63. If a cow keeps "the clearing" give her porter and raw eggs.
64. A cow needing suck for her young give her porter.
65. Sorrel leaves are good to chew.
66. The Felistrum is used to cure a toothache.
67. Sea grass is a cure for worms.
68. Green bruaim is a cure for a horse with worms.
69. Hot cow dung is a cure for a W
70. Lamp oil is good for chilblanes.
71. A leaf of green cabbage is good for a boil.
72. Marshmallow is good for colds.
73. Sorrel is good for kidney and makes cooling drinks for fever.
74. Clover is good for coughs.
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2019-05-06 07:10
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75. Mistletoe is good for the head.
76. Raspberry is good for sore throat.
77. Cowslips (flowers) is an excellent after supper drinks.
78. Nettles are good for the blood.
79. If a cow has sore paps rub with bog water and soot.
80. If a person has the "Yellow Gandis" boil a piece of a certain weed in a cup of milk and drink it.
81. If a person had a boil put the paper of blackening (black polish) to it.
82. To stop a nose from bleeding press the blade of a pocket knife to the bridge of the nose.
83. If you have warts on your hands you could cure them by rubbing a black snail to the warts. Then hang the snail on a White Hawthorn tree and as the snail rots the warts will disappear.
84. If a cow has the scour get the roots of briars and boil them and give it to the cow to drink.
85. There was a cow and she had the "murn" and all the cures they tried failed. Finally a man said to tie a cord to a frog's leg and hold up the cow's head and let the frog go back as far as possible until she would chew the chud.
86. If you had a wine scar scratch the root of the comfery and it will cure it.
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2019-05-06 07:00
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57. A cure for Black Scour - the soot of common briar pounded and boiled.
58. For scour in calves - goats milk boiled.
59. Curds are used for a sore foot to draw out the poison.
60. Cobwebs are used to stop a cut from bleeding.
61. Vinegar put on brown paper is good for a pain in the head.
62. To walk on the dew on the grass in the morning is a cure for corns.
63. If a cow keeps "the clearing" give her porter and raw eggs.
64. A cow needing suck for her young give her porter.
65. Sorrel leaves are good to chew.
66. The Felistrum is used to cure a toothache.
67. Sea grass is a cure for worms.
68. Green bruaim is a cure for a horse with worms.
69. Hot cow dung is a cure for a W
70. Lamp oil is good for chilblanes.
71. A leaf of green cabbage is good for a boil.
72. Marshmallow is good for colds.
73. Sorrel is good for kidney and makes cooling drinks for fever.
74. Clover is good for coughs.
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46. If a calf has the "black quarter" cut a vein in his neck and put a piece of garlick in it.
47. If an animal has foot-rot cat grease and blue stone will cure him.
48. When a horse has a sore breast boil the bark of an oak tree and rub it to him.
49. The seeds of a nettle are used for guiter.
50. To stop Diar in a child boil the stumps of cabbage and give the water to the child to drink.
51. If a cow has a blast in the udder rub cow dung to it.
52. Put dry salt in your shoes if you have corns.
53. If a cow has "wet murrain" give her a live frog and she will get better.
54. If a person has chincough give milk to a ferrett to drink and what he will leave give it to the person to drink and it will cure him.
55. A cure for worms in children is to give them lime water.
56. A cure for a burn - the bark of Elder and cream boiled together.
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35. To have a gander fasting and to put his bill into the child's mouth is good for "thrush".
36. Lus arleen is good for a blister.
37. If you had rush on your face - write your name round it and it will go away.
38. Black berries are good for Diarhea.
39. If you have a wart on your hand bury a piece of meat and it will go away.
40. If you got a sting from a nettle rub a dog leaf to it.
41. If a cow had "murn" to stick a pin where she made the red water and leave it there. She will get alright then.
42. If a horse has worms give him green brooms to eat.
43. Flax is good to put to a cow's bleeding horn.
44. Chicken weed is good to ripen a drop in your leg.
45. If you have corns scrape a hole in a turnip and shake a grain of salt in it. When the salt melts rub on the liquid to the corns.
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20. Dandelion is a cure for a bad stomach.
21. Jeyes Fluid is good for ring worm.
22. Pearl Barley is good for kidney trouble.
23. To cure a stye in the eye - wash with cold black tea or rub a gold ring to it.
24. The leaf of a briar will cure a bad sore hand.
25. Blue is good to keep a burn from blistering.
26. The blood of fowl killed on St. Martin's Night is good for a stitch in the side.
27. If you had thrush - bring a gander for three nights and put his beak into your mouth and you will be cured.
28. A ferrit's breath is good for the whooping cough.
29. Alum water is a cure for a sore lip.
30. If you had a sprained leg roast dog leaves and put them to it.
31. If you had the whooping cough and to catch a "darradaol" and put it into a bottle (corked) when the darradaol dies the cough will be cured.
32. Drink turnip water for a cough.
33. Boiled ivy is a cure for corns.
34. "Fairy thimbles" are good for a weak heart.
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would stop the blood.
11. If you bumped your forehead against anything put a cold stone to it and it will prevent a lump rising.
12. Put a bit of wax cord round a cut on a finger and it will not fester.
13. If you get a pain in your side from running - spit under a stone and the pain will cease.
14. If a pig has stomach staggers the only cure for him is to throw him into a trough of water.
15. If a calf has the Rotha Piast the first person to see him should make a knot with a cord and then pull the cord at each end till the knot would rip. He should then strike the calf with the cord three times saying at the same time In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
16. Put slánlus to a cut finger to stop it from bleeding.
17. If a cow has a sore udder rub sink to it to cure it.
18. A cure for scabs - get a green leaf of cabbage, brown it before the fire and apply.
19. Cumphery is a cure for mascres in the hands
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1. Grind the "slán-lus" in your mouth and lay it on a cut to cure it.
2. To cure a cold put garlick in butter-milk and bury it for three days.
3. If you ask a man with a white horse for a cure for the whooping cough - whatever he says will cure it.
4. If a cow had "the morrain" a frog let into her mouth alive would cure her.
5. If a calf had worm gripe and if the worm [?] was made over him it would cure him.
6. A gander's breath would cure the white mouth in a child.
7. If you put your fasting spit on a wart nine mornings it would be cured.
8. If a person cut his finger a bit of moss would stop the blood.
9. If a cow had a "bulig" - to put a cut on her tongue would stop it.
10. If a person was bleeding from the nose a piece of blotting paper put on his tongue
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This holy Xmas night
They might need these letters
And I always hope spray
To take fond tidings to them from loved ones far away
Such work to me is soothing and the burden I can bear
And when I make them happy I always have my share
Picture that man of years yet quite as a child
The many times he's over worked yet loving meek and milk
The messages he's asked to bring, the places he will call
The hardened hearts that ask him yet he'll obey them all
Soon he'll wish fare-well to the places and folks he knew
The more that gentle heart was known the greater the friendship grew
All will wish him happiness and from our hearts we'll pray
That he and wife and family may enjoy many an Xmas Day.
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On Christmas night at six o clock
As the rain and storm blew
Danny the Post knocked at the door
With letters and parcels new
Though he was wet into the skin
His heart was more light than the mail
He travelled that day through storm and rain
From the town of Abbeyfeale (pronounced "fail")
He gave us a Xmas blessing
As he smiled inside the door
While the water ran down his apparel
And formed a stream on the floor
He was asked to take some refreshment
He gave a blunt excuse
To food he also rejected
Not even the thigh of a goose
He sat on the chair contented
The storm did not cease
He filled his pipe and lit a match
And smoked his pipe of peace
He said to Knockeen I will travel
To make sad hearts grow bright
When I give them registered letters
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2019-04-29 08:30
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drawing stones for the new house so he got short of stones and he went to the old house for a load of them and when he took the first stone from the house he got a pain in the back of his neck so he put up his hand and he was all blood so they threw the blood out the door. They sent for the priest when the man was dying and when he came he asked for the blood so they told him what they did with it. He told them he could nothing for him that the good people had him now. The man died and the day of his funeral he opened the gate of his own field to let the hearse go out. Everyone there saw him.
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2019-04-29 07:52
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There was a house long ago in Pilgrim Hill. It was said to be haunted so the man that was living there left it and went building a new house to live in. He went
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2019-04-29 07:51
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There was an old woman there and she had two sons. Seamus and Domhnall one day Seamus went away to look for his living. His mother gave him a cake of bread and a bottle of milk. He went away until he came to a farmer's house. The farmer said he would give him one hundred pounds until the cuckoo come out the April after. The farmer made the bargain that he should not grumble or if he did he would cut off the tops of his ears. The next morning the farmer told him that he should thrash the rick of oats before he would get
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2019-04-29 07:46
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There was a woman there long ago who was living very bad. She lived in Barnagh in the parish of Templeglantine she died and she was damned. She came back after her death but no one saw her only she used to rob them and kill them, beating them coming home from town and fairs on the road way. She held up the workmen and they had to leave their work. So in the end they brought the priest and he put her away. He gave her some work so he thought she would come back no more. When she was finished after years she came back again and he gave her a job that she will never finish draining the sea with a bottomless tub.
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2019-04-29 07:41
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catching him.
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2019-04-29 07:41
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We have a mason building a stall. And he was telling us that he was building a house near Castleisland about ten years ago. When he was going to his work one morning he had to cross by a fort. And right in the centre of the gap leading into the fort he saw a small little man about two feet high with a red cap on his head and two very wild eyes. The mason stopped watching him for a while. (After a while the mason) and the leprachaun stopped watching him. After a while the mason looked back to see was his comrade mason coming on. He was afraid to encounter the leprachaun alone but when he looked again the leprachaun was gone and himself and his comrade tried the whole place for the leprachaun and couldn't get him. Several of the people saw him before and after that no one succeeded in
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2019-04-29 07:34
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named Daniel Horgan. He lived all alone near a fort. All the people thought he was in the fairies. At last he died. All the people went to the wake. At about twelve o'clock they heard beautiful music outside the house. There was a fiddle hanging on the wall and it jumped off, and wanted to go out. All the people were afraid.
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2019-04-29 07:31
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About ten years ago a lived in Kilconlea
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2019-04-29 07:30
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There was man there long ago and he was married and his wife died. Every night after she dying she came into the room where the man was. One night he asked her what she wanted and she told him she was not dead at all but that the good people carried her with them. She told him to go to such a fort and to carry a bottle of holy water with him and to make a ring in the middle of the fort and that she would be on the third horse and if he would get her into the ring he would have her. The next night he went to the fort a he made a ring and when the good people came on he stopped the third horse and pulled her into the ring and all night the good people were fighting around it until morning. When the cock crew they all disappeared and he carried his wife home and she lived long afterwards.
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side, and she was bellowing after him all the time.
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2019-04-29 07:23
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There was a certain man coming the Feale Bridge road when something jumped out across the ditch and frightened the horse. The horse went off galloping through the fields until he came to the river Feale. When he went across the river the man looked behind him and he saw a heifer with no head at the other
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2019-04-29 07:21
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Long ago a number of men were working at Mt Collins Bridge and the steward (a young boy) was lying on the bank when a whirlwind came and blew the hat off his head. It blew it very high in the air and after a long time it came down again. It came secondly and did the same thing and thirdly it did the very same. Then he left his men and went up to the village of Mt Collins for a drink and when he came back he was not well in his mind. And after a while he went away and when they missed him and went to search for him they found his clothes on the and he drowned in a place by the name of Pouleen Gorm.
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2019-04-29 07:15
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A few years ago there lived over in Kilconlea a man by the name of Tim Scanlon and he used always keep a servant girl. This evening the girl was after milking the cows and she was carrying a gallon of milk up on her head towards the kitchen and she had to cross the fort on her way. It was dusk and what came out of the fort but Tim's mother who had died a month before that. The woman said she was thirsty and badly wanted a drink of milk. She gave her the milk and the woman what milk was in the gallon. She led the girl into the fort by the arm. When the girl went in she was very frightened and she cried all the night and they left her go in the morning. From that on any one of Tim's cows did not give a gallon of milk each.
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2019-04-29 07:10
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milk for the child. The man said that was his wife. He went driving the cows to some field. As he was passing the fort he heard the child crying. He turned the best cow he had into the fort and said anyone that wanted milk to milk the cow and every evening from that on the cow did not come home she turned into the fort.
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2019-04-29 07:07
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Long ago there was a farmer and his wife died and also a baby. One Summers evening the servant girl was milking the cows and the man of the house was looking out the window and he saw a woman coming with a jug in hand. The woman asked for milk and the girl said she would not give any milk but to go and ask the man of the house. When the girl came in the man asked her what did the woman want and she said she wanted
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straight in the face any more.
There was a famous priest in Abbeyfeale about thirty years ago. His name was Father Casey. He was going on a sick call on his saddle horse early on a May morning. He was riding along by a hedge on the roadside he heard some words from inside the ditch so he drew up his horse to listen. He looked in through the hedge he saw a woman inside and she kicking something like a bladder and something flowing out like milk and she saying the words all for me. So he went away without the woman seeing him watching her. It rested so until he went home on holidays out in the Summer. His mother and himself were speaking about milk and butter. She said she made twice so much butter for a part of that year as she did for a long time before that. Then and there he thought of the woman May morning. Ever after he was death in woman working piseogs.
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2019-04-29 06:52
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There was a man living in Knockalougha. He got great trouble from farming. All his cows went wrong. He got eggs hid in his garden every day. One night he went rambling and when he was coming home it started to rain. He stood under a tree near his own home. Suddenly a woman jumped across the ditch carrying a cow's spancel in her hand. The man tried to catch her but she threw away the spancel and ran. The man took up the spancel and carried it home. After that everything went lucky with him. He knew the woman. She was his next door neighbour. She would never look him
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2019-04-27 08:36
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In the time of the famine there was an old man living alone in a little house and he died and there was no one to bury him and last a man in Munscovane made a coffin out of an old prus he got in the little house and put him into it and carried him in a car to the churchyard and buried him.
In the famine times there was a big boiler in Abbeyfeale and they used make porridge and gave a saucepan of it to every person that used to go into the town.
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2019-04-27 08:31
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There was a poor man there long ago he made his living by a magpie. He went into a big town walking. Called to three public houses in each house he called for a drink and gave money to the shopkeeper to keep for him until he'd return. When he returned he would make the magpie screech and the man would give him back his money. On his walking he met a rich man having a motor. The man asked him in his car. When they came to the city the rich man asked him to have a drink in a house. O no says the poor man. I'll call for the drink. Come into this house which he did. When the drink was called for the poor man did not pay but got back his money. This happened for the three houses. The gentleman was so surprised he asked what kind of a bird she was and would he sell her for two hundred. Oh no says the poor man or for five hundred that's how I make my living. At last he sold her for one thousand and the motor car. The poor man sat into his car and drove off with his fortune. The gentleman went right into the next public house called for a drink. The bird did not say a word he did not want to pay for the
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2019-04-27 08:22
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drink until they threatened him with the police. He got the drop of his life with his magpie.
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2019-04-27 08:21
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his work that he had in a big box. The wife told him that it was below in the bottom of the box. She caught him by the legs and put him into the box and closed the lid. She told him to stay there until the Gobán would be let free.
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2019-04-27 08:19
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Gobán Saor and his son went over to England to build a castle they worked at it for weeks and months until it came to an end. It was the finest castle in England and the king was to kill the two masons before they might build a one as good as it. The Gobán sent the king home to his wife for some article of
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2019-04-27 08:15
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Long ago the young people were in the habit of playing tricks November night. Two Harnett girls from Feale Bridge stayed up one night and they made a cake of bread and put it down on the gridle to bake at 12 o'clock and they put a knife with a white handle near it. They thought their future husbands would appear to turn it. Instead of seeing their husbands they heard an awful noise like thunder and they ran with the fright and went inside the others in the bed and they never again stayed up to play any tricks.
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2019-04-27 08:12
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water here to her that it was a terrible round for her. She went home and her mother cured her. She told her that the bad woman was the woman that was in that land before and that it was she that was doing all the harm. They used to get the bonhams dead outside in the cabin in the morning and the horse used to be all sweat. When the bad woman lived she had a small house in that land.
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2019-04-27 08:08
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Long ago there was a family there and they were said to be haunted. The had a servant girl whose mother was dead. One night the girl was in bed and an old woman came and she wanted her to drink blood but the girl would not. In the morning the place was all blood and the girl was very sick and she stopped in bed all day. That night the girl's mother came back to her and told her to go home that she could not be crossing the
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2019-04-27 08:04
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There was a man there long ago and he had a very good horse with a white face. One day a neighbouring woman came into his house and it is said that she was with good people and she told him that his horse was first in the race the night before that. A few days after the man's horse crossed the boundry to a neighbouring horse and the neighbour's horse kicked him and broke his leg. Then the horse was useless and they had to shoot him so the good people had the horse from that day on.
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2019-04-27 07:55
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was called to a sick person. He went in a side car with his driver to a place called Tureenmore near CastleIsland. At one o'clock at night as they were coming home around by the black banks the priest said to his driver - "Do you see anything?" "No Father" said the man. After a while the priest asked him again did he see anything and he asked him the third time did he see anything. He said "I see you losing you rag". The priest said "Let it go". The priest put his finger in his mouth and whistled and he said "I am not heard" and he took out a little book and was reading it and then whistled again and said "I am not heard" and whistled the third time and two candles lit on the horse's ears and stayed lighting until they came to Brosna and he told the driver after unharnessing the horse to come into himself before he would go home. When the driver went in to the priest the priest asked him did he see anything at the Black Banks. "No Father" said the driver. "Well Tim some one of us is to go and go to Confession the first thing in the morning". The driver said he should get a shoe on the horse and the priest said not to mind it. The priest said to do what he was told, and he said he would not do as he told him. He took the horse to the forge and was telling the man at the forge what happened the night before and he went down behind the horse for a sop to
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2019-04-26 09:26
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Long ago there was an old man whose name was Cotter na grúaige. He was a rat charmer. Anyone could not refuse him for anything. They were afraid he would send them the rats. He was passing a school one day, and the scholars were at him and he went into the master telling him about the scholars and the master said he had no command over the scholars when they were outside the school. The man said he would send him things soon that he would not have much command of, and the next evening there did over two hundred rats come on the road from the directionof Listowel and put up at the teacher's house where they remained three weeks until he sent for Cotter. They had what he had in the house eaten. He gave Cotter five pounds but to remove the rats and so he did.
Next morning the rats came together in the teacher's yard and came on for Abbeyfeale, travelling along the road out Kilconlea until they met their master Cotter, and then gave them directions for Knocknagoshel. There was a blind rat and he was not able to go with the rest. He told the master rat to lead him. The master rat then took up a cippin in his mouth and gave hold of it to the blind rat in his mouth.
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2019-04-26 09:17
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Long ago there was a priest in Brosna. One night he
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2019-04-26 09:16
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There was a very rich gentleman who lived in this Parish long ago. He was married and had an only daughter. She was very beautiful. He took her every place he went. There was a crow always following them and they were tormented from him and very much annoyed about it. At last they decided to go to a monastery and tell the monks about it. So they did and when the Abbot saw the girl he threw off his robes and came away with her. The other monks did their best to bring him back but he refused. All the monks went on their knees and cursed the girl and where she came from and there was never any luck in the place since. The Abbot and the girl were never seen after.
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2019-04-26 09:10
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night he would not go to bed until the middle of the night. One night his wife was very sick and the man was inside at home. He heard something noising out side. He went to the door and was talking to the good people that was out side and the man told them that his wife was sick and that he had a young family and not to carry his wife. The man said to his wife that there is a man going to die the next week. His wife was laughing at him and the next week the man died and every one that would die the man could foretell it.
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2019-04-26 09:06
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Long ago there was an old man and he was going with the good people, and any one never heard him singing or whistling during the day and every
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2019-04-26 09:06
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Two little girls went picking flowers on May Day. When they had the flowers picked they sat down and were settling them. They heard a noise in the wood near them. They were looking and could not see anything. They went home and that night one of the girls knees got sore. They brought her the doctor and he did not know what happened her knee. On a Sunday morning when the man was shaving himself a frog came in the door and up under the table and into the room where the girl was in bed. The frog came out the same way and out the door and every Sunday for twelve months the frog came in and into the room where the girl was and on that Sunday twelve the girl died.
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2019-04-26 09:01
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"Día linn is Mhuire [?]". That very instant they left the old man drop down in the table among all the party. They all got a fright but he explained his story and had a very jolly night until morning and from that time he was never known to be with the fairies.
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2019-04-26 08:53
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Many years ago at the time of the White Boys there lived in Renturk, Ballylongford a girl by the name of Eileen Fitz Maurice. The white Boys wanted to take her away as was their custom but they didn't succeed and she got married. There was an old man living near the place by the name of Jerry Hayes who was supposed to be going with the good Good People or Fairies, and the night of her wedding he was taken to where the party was held and nobody in the house could see him and the head of the fairies known as "Shebeen a Luaha" proposed if they could make Eileen sneeze three timeswithout anybody saying "God bless us" they could carry her. They tried every way and the third time she sneezed this old man Jerry Hayes said
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2019-04-26 08:48
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out the window and all the crying stopped, and he sat on his chair praying all the time. Then the noise held till morning and the old man went out and he saw all the yard swimming with blood and he saw blood stained axes and pistols. The old man thought that the little child would be dead in the morning but as to his surprise she started talking to him and walked around the house and he was delighted. All the people around said that they fighting about the child. When the little girl grew big she got to be a great genius and she got married to a king and she was called Queen Mary.
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2019-04-26 08:43
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Once upon a time there lived a man and his wife in a broken down old house and they were very very poor. After a short time the wife died and the husband was very broken hearted after her. They had one little child and it was a little girl. One night the child fell ill for the old man did not give anything to her to eat. It was about midnight and all at once the old man heard the great rattling and noising outside in the yard. He heard people crying and wailing for mercy. He was very much afraid and he did not open the door. He looked
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2019-04-26 08:39
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little calf home with him thinking it was a cow that was after calving. He then said he would go and look for the cow to put her in, but his wife told him to eat his supper first. He was not long eating when he heard a voice out side the door and looked out he could see nothing. Then the voice spoke again in Irish and said "Taidhg atá uaim-se" Taidhg atá uaim-se. Next thing the little calf rose up and said to Dómhnall:- "Sin é Seánín ag lorg mise". He made three jumps in the middle of the floor and out the door with him and Dómhnall never found trace nor tidings of him ever afterwards.
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2019-04-25 08:19
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In an old road there is a place covered with bushes and briars for some distance of the road which is called the "Claidhe Búidhe" where an axils is heard working every night at a certain time of the year. And near that there is a meadow and if any body went into it after eight o'clock they would go astray and could not come out. It is said by people that in olden times there were three children buried in that field.
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2019-04-25 08:15
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floor he said there was a carpenter there and he hit him with a mallet he said when he was going out the door that a harness-maker hit him with the two sides of a straddle when he went out the door that a man caught him with a two prong pike and threw him up on the castle and that there was a thatcher on the castle and he picked out his eyes with a scallop. He fell off the castle and he went into hospital and yesterday he came out.
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2019-04-25 08:12
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told him that he would give him the land. Then he wrote to the two other sons and told them come home. Then he gave the land to the youngest son and he gave the money to the second son and to the third son he gave a cat a dog a ram a gander a bull and a cock and he told him to make his living out of them. He went away and he met a castle he went into the castle. There was a heap of splinters in the corner. He put the cat in the corner and he told him if any robber came to get a splinter to scrape him he put the dog lying near the fire and told him if anyone came to blow the fire to stick his paw down his throat. He put the ram in the middle of the floor and told him if anyone came down the floor to hit him with his head. He put the gander behind the door and he told him if anyone comes out the door to beat him with his wings. He put the bull outside and he told him to hit anyone that would come to the door with his horns and throw him up on the castle. He put the cock up on the castle and told him to pick out his eyes with his bill. One day a robber came to the castle and he was nearly killed. He ran away to the forest and told the rest of the robbers that the castle was enchanted. He said when he went up to the corner for a splinter there was an old woman sitting in the corner and she tore him with her nails, when he went over to blow the fire there was an old man there and he stuck a dirty ashey hand down his throat. When he was going down the
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2019-04-25 07:45
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There was a man there long ago. He had three sons the two eldest sons went off to a foreign country and the youngest son stayed at home. The father went away to another country and he wrote to the youngest son and
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2019-04-25 07:43
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There was a servant boy at a certain house and his boss told him not to leave some woman that was living near them into the car when he would be going to the creamery or coming from it, that she was working piseógs. When he was coming from the creamery this day, she came out of her house and jumped into the car in spite of him. When she was just inside in the car, the road filled with weasels. She did not want to leave him out of the car and when he came out to drive them away a big flock of birds flew over their heads. When he came home there was a cow and a horse and a sow sick. After a long time the horse and the pig got alright, but the cow had not any milk ever afterwards.
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2019-04-25 07:39
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to gather the rape out of the cow tracks for four other children. She carried it home and boiled it for them. Her husband sent them money from America and they went over.
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2019-04-25 07:37
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In the famine times a certain farmer in this place had rape growing. His cows broke into it and trampled it. A woman came on with a dead child on her back to
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2019-04-25 07:36
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Two boys named Sullivan and Donoghue lived in the parish of Knocknagashel some years ago. They were first cousins and were great companions. One day as Sullivan was drawing in hay he got a sudden pain and he died a short time after. He was not long dead. When Donoghue was coming from Knocknagoshel who should he meet but the dead man. He got very much afraid and ran home. The next night he met him again and did not talk to him. Donoghue was getting very troubled about it and he told his friends and they told him to talk to him. One evening he was drawing manure. It was getting dark. When he was lifting up the shaft he saw Donoghue at the heel of the car. He got courage and asked the man what was troubling him. Sullivan said that he took drink on day in Abbeyfeale for a few men and did not pay for it. He asked him if he would pay for it. He said he would. He payed for it that night and he never met him since.
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2019-04-25 07:28
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Long ago between fifty and sixty years when there were not many trains all the people had to go to Cork by car with their firkins of butter and bring home all their provisions. This day as a man by the name of James Quirke of Mountcollins Abbeyfeale was passing a castle near Mallow he stood looking at the ruins and feeding his horse when a little man stuck his head out of the ivy that surrounded the castle and spoke to him. He said my dear man you will live an old age and see many strange things. You will see headless coaches running the road instead of your common car and there will be war in Ireland and a Spaniard shall rule it.
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2019-04-25 07:23
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strange looking man came in the door and asked why were the children crying. The mother started to cry and told him she had not a bite or a sup to give them and that her husband had to go work fasting. Go down to that box and see what is in it. When the woman went down she found the empty box full of everything she wanted and as the man went out the door he said this is the poorest day you shall ever see again and it was.
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2019-04-25 07:19
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Long ago there lived a very honest man with his wife and young family he was very poor and he found it very hard to get work for the times were very bad. He was going breaking stones one morning and he had nothing to eat for his breakfast nor was there a bite in the house for the family. He knelt down and said his prayers and he said to himself how will my wife comfort the children when they wake. As he was crossing a field on his way to work he picked up a shilling he knelt down and thanked God for giving him the price of the bread when the children got up they started crying for something to eat and their mother was trying to keep them quiet. A
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2019-04-25 07:15
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says he to the other Priests that laughed at him. Some time after that a long time he was called to Islandanny on a sick call by a woman to her husband and also to celebrate Mass for the sick man and he told the woman to see the cattle and drive out all of them into another field except one white one and she went and drove them all out and he spoke on the Mass and says he to his Clerk "I'm done". It was true as he fell sick soon after and died and the woman's husband got better. Everyone was very sorry after him and very unthankful to the woman that would rather her old cow than the good Priest.
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2019-04-25 07:10
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Some years ago there was a great parish priest in Duagh whose name was Father Jim Harnett it was said he had great power, and people used be very anxious to call on him for their sick and also to Baptise their babies, but it happened one time in Duagh that there was a field dayas it is called as it was drawing to the end of the Easter duty a great many priests attended there to hear the people's confessions and he was all day sitting in a seat in some part of the Chapel and he was seen to be sleeping and other priests were laughing at him. A great many people were waiting for him and it was getting late so he knew he could not have them all heard so he told all that were intended to go to Confession to himself to kneel down and he gave them all Absolution and told all to come to Holy Communion in the morning. Which of ye now can do that
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2019-04-25 07:04
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the next night they come and that he could keep all the cows. The third night the man stayed up and had everything ready and the cows did not come at all. He went to the priest again the next day and he told him that the cows did not come at all. The priest told him that he had done it wrong that he should go to bed the same as every night and get up when he would hear them. So he never got the cows.
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2019-04-25 07:00
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There was a man there long ago and he had twenty cows and they all died. A few nights after when the man was in bed he heard all the cows bellowing round the yard and he was surprised to hear them as he knew they were not his own. He got up and went out and he saw all his own cows going across the yard and they went as far as a fort which was behind the house they all disappeared. The second night the man heard the same noise and he got up again and saw his own cows going across the yard and he did not know what to do, until the next day he went to the priest and told him the story. The priest told him to get a bucket and to milk a drop of milk from every cow
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2019-04-24 07:59
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crushed the man in the bed. He went out and into the Coffin and he went away that did not frighten the man. The next night the man and the Coffin came in and the small man came out again and he went into the bed and he crushed the man again. The third night the Coffin came and the little man went into the bed and he started crushing the inside man. The man inside thought that there were needles going through him. The man said what is wrong with you. The other man said but for as soon as you said it I would kill you.
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2019-04-24 07:54
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There was a man there long ago and he could not be frightened. He was put to an enchanted house for three nights. The first night when he went to bed a coffin came in and a small man came out of it. The man went into the bed and he crushed and
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2019-04-24 07:52
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go to town and come home drunk and beat his wife and at last she said I can't stand this no longer and she left one day and went to the chapel and she went into the Confessional box and she stayed there, and some hour of the night she was much surprised to see a priest coming in the alter and he lighted two candles on the alter and he asked was there anyone to answer Mass. He got no answer and the woman told her parish priest the next day. The priest asked her would she come to night so the two of them stayed in the Confessional box, and they stayed there, and this priest came out of the sacristy and lit the candles. He asked was there anyone to answer Mass and the priest that was in the box answered him. He went up to the alter-rails and the priest was seen no more. Of course that priest received some money from some person in this life for a Mass and died without saying it or so it was thought.
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2019-04-24 07:45
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There was a married couple and the husband used
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2019-04-24 07:44
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There was a farmer building a house one day. The masons were eating their dinner and a travelling man came into the house and he was talking to the masons. They gave the travelling man his dinner. When he had his dinner eaten he stood up and walked around the house and he told them that they should remove one of the walls that it was built down on a path. The men said it was a good way for a bacac to fill his belly and were only laughing at him. They built the house and when they had finished the house the people went living in it.
The first year they went living in the house their cattle and horses and all went against them and it was then they believed the man. They brought the priest and all did not do. They had to remove the house, and it was then they gave into the beggerman.
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2019-04-24 07:38
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There was once a man and his wife and a child of about two years. One night the man was coming home from rambling when he saw a woman giving out the child to a man who was outside the window. When he came in he heard a child crying in the room. He told his wife to put down a big fire that he would burn the one that was in the room. He went back in the room and he saw a child like his own but he knew it was not his own. He told him he would burn him if he did not leave. The one in the bed turned into an old man who was nearly dying and he said he would go away. But the man of the house told him he would not let him go until the fairies would bring back his own child. Then the man saw someone bringing the child in the window and the other old man went away.
Bury rushes and when they rot the wart will be gone.
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2019-04-24 07:32
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There was a man living near Knocknagashel and he had two hounds. One morning he went out hunting. He put out a hare. The dogs followed him until they came to a cabin and the dogs stood outside.
The man came and he went into the cabin and he saw a woman knitting. He asked her if a hare came in and she said no. The man came out and he went away. He came to a well and he took a drink. He sat down near the well. The dogs went after him. They followed him away until they came to a gap. One of them caught him by the leg. He went again from him. Then they came back. The dog that caught the hare came with his mouth opened. The man went away until he came to a house. The woman asked him if he would drink tea and he said he would. He said he wanted a drink for his dog. She said that a woman came to her for a cure for a sore shin. She said a dog bit her.
It was that woman that changed herself into a hare.
St [?]'s leaf - rub into a sore finger and it effects a cure.
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2019-04-24 07:23
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There was a priest and his clerk going somewhere one night and as they were crossing a prothestant's land they were talking about the good land it was. The priest said what good was that when his father was in Hell, the protestant happened to be inside the ditch and he said he would not let him go until he would prove that his father was in Hell. The priest sent his clerk for the Mass book amd he started saying Mass. When he came to a certain part of the Mass he whistled. He read on and whistled again, and before he had the Mass finished he whistled again and in walked the man from Hell. The priest asked him where was he when he whistled the first time and he said he was coming out of Hell. He asked him where was he when he whistled the second time and the man said that he was coming in the gate. The priest then asked him where was he when he whistled the third time and the man said he was coming in the door. The protestant had to let the priest go away because he proved that the protestant's father was in Hell.
You should never rock a cradle in which there is no child.
You should never return salt when you borrow it.
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2019-04-23 08:13
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Long ago a baby was born in a house. Soon after the mother died leaving the baby motherless. A nurse was got to mind the baby. One night when the people of the house had gone to bed leaving the nurse and baby on the hearth the nurse went into a room leaving the baby lying in the cradle. When she came back she found the mother having the baby on her lap. She called the man of the house and he came and spoke to the woman and asked her to stay. The woman told him that she could not stay, but that the next night nine white horses would come through the field and when they came to the road they would make a circle and that he should be there and sprinkle Holy Water in the middle of them. She said that she would be on one of the horses and that when he had done this she could go home + stay with him. The man came and waited and the horses came as she told him but he lost courage and would not sprinkle the Holy Water so the horses vanished and he saw her no more.
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2019-04-23 07:51
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It happened in Kilcara [míle ón scoil] in the famine times that one of four brothers from another County came to Kerry to earn a living with a farmer named Fitzmaurice. He was such a dutiful amn that his master respected him and placed him at the head of his business. Returning with his horses after spending a term of four years he was not coming in to his supper. His master sent to the stables to know the cause of his delay. The messenger returned with the news that he was dead. They treated him in the best way they could he being a Catholic - different to their religion. They sent news to his people to come for him and as there were no roads at the time his people had to spend two days and two nights coming for him. That being too long to keep him without burying they took him to their own resting place in Duagh - a Protestant burying place. His father and three brothers came after their long journey. They brought plenty good refreshment and spent the night in the best company they could. They went to the Church in the morning
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2019-04-23 07:43
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to lift his remains and had at least eight good men with them. All their strength failed to remove the coffin. After a long down hearted struggle they left the church and had not gone very far when they heard a double whistle. The poor father said "Wherever he is that is his whistle". An old man in the crowd said that they would go back and say a decade of the Rosary. After saying that the two weakest of the men lifted the coffin.
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2019-04-23 07:39
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Some years ago there was a girl living behind Knocknagoshel (a village situated about three miles from the school). She went to put in fowl late in the evening and she did not return. Her people searched everywhere for her but could not find her. After two months she came back. They asked her where she was. She said that she was in a house minding two children. They told the priest and he said Mass for her. After saying the Mass he said "We have them done this time whatever way we get on after". The girl stayed at home and after a time she disappeared and never returned again.
One should never give away salt on a Friday.
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2019-04-23 07:34
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she drove all the cows out of the field. The priest knew she had done so in the middle of the Mass. Either the priest, the sick man or the cow should die. On the way home he said to the clerk "I am finished now" and he died a short time after. The sick man recovered again.
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2019-04-23 07:32
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There was a priest in Duagh (a parish in the Diocese of Kerry about two miles from the school) one time named Fr Harnett. He went on a sick call to Islandanny (a townland in the parish of Duagh). The father of a young family was dying there. When he was reading Mass he told the sick man's wife to drive the best cow she had out of the field. The woman was too clever and
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2019-04-23 07:29
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One time there lived a farmer who had one only daughter, she got sick and had a doctor. The doctor said he had nothing to do for the girl that she was dying. The farmer went for the priest on horse back, the priest said he would be after him. When the farmer came near his own home two galloping horses started out before him, he followed them and they went through his own yard and when they had passed the girl he had left in bed sick and dying came out to the yard strong and healthy as she ever was, only for the man having followed the horses his daughter would have followed them and be dead when he came back. The girl lived for years after.
You should walk in on the side of the road in the night time so leave the middle of the road for the good people.
You should never sow seeds on Easter Monday.
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2019-04-23 07:22
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87. A cow keeping "the clearing" after calving bottle with tea or get nine pieces of rods, heat them in the fire and keep rollong them till it comes freely.
88. A dry murrain in cattle. - to cure it get a pig's bladder, feel it with seeds and inject into cow.
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2019-04-23 07:18
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There was a man there long ago and his wife died. He was making butter. One day he got eggs in his hay. He couldn't make butter any more. He was in great trouble. One day a travelling woman called and he told her the story. She told him the next time that he would make butter to put an iron into the fire and to let it there until he had the butter made.He did that and he was able to make butter ever afterwards.
It is a custom in the Dingle district to sprinkle with water anything which is loaned to a corpse house before returning them
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2019-04-23 07:12
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In the Dingle district when a corpse is taken out - it is laid on chairs (the coffin) outside the door. The coffin is then borne first by four men of the same surname as the corpse. The chairs are knocked deliberately when the coffin is taken from them.
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2019-04-23 07:10
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A man named Con Donoghue lived at a place named Drom Ruadh near Newcastlewest. He was very sick and his people sent for a priest. Canon Lee was in New Castle at the time and went to visit him. When the Canon came he asked him if he would like to be cured. He said he would. The Canon said if you will some great loss will be taken instead of you. That evening his daughter who was a very beautiful girl came in from school and when she arrived at the table she dropped dead. Con Donoghue got up out of bed immediately perfectly cured.
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2019-04-23 07:06
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And as was Nolan brought to Lisselton Cross (near Listowel) and they were prepared to hang him when they spied a horse-man riding rapidly waving a red flag and they waited to know what news he brought. He told them to search Nolan as he was sold by the man he confided in at Tralee gaol. So Nolan was searched and stripped of his collar + hanged.
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2019-04-23 07:02
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Gerald Mc Elligott's father from Listowel was in days gone by gathering what they called then "Shafe and Tithe"- a land tax. His agent by name Conway was ambushed at Lisselton Cross and killed. His pony was found on a Sunday morning by people going to Mass straying along the road-side. At a little distance from the roadside the body of Conway was found in a "forth". Then a man by the name of Nolan better known as "Gabha beag Nolan" was arrested, tried and found guilty and sentenced to death. He was then in Tralee gaol awaiting his death and used to play ball with others in the gaol. In those times there was not such strict supervision in the gaols and in some way an iron collar was smuggled into Nolan to wear around his neck the day of the execution. It was made by his friends the "gaibhne beaga Nolans" (sic) so one of the gaol men said to Nolan "Aren't you a gay man and you going to be hanged tomorrow". "But" said he "will I be hanged" showing the other man the collar and so it went until the day came. In those times there was no place of execution like there is today but to erect a scaffold wherever the death or crime was committed and hang him there
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2019-04-22 08:00
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There was an old man there long ago. He got his son married. His daughter-in-law was very cruel and bad to him. She used to put him out every day gathering faggot. He was so tormented in the world that he was always praying for death. One evening he went to gather the faggot. The bundle of faggot was too heavy for him. When he found that he could not lift it he prayed for death to take him out of this world. His request was granted and death appeared and asked him what did he want and he replied "A ghrádh ghil" to raise the little "beart" on me.
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2019-04-22 07:50
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candle appeared on the horse's head. The priest said "Fág san a Dhíabhail" and his hat was blown from his head. The other horseman asked would he go for the hat and the priest said no. The Priest took out his handkerchief and threw it and said let ye have that also. The priest came to annoint the patient and he did not go home until morning. He got his hat on the road.
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2019-04-22 07:46
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About 60 years ago Fr Harnett was Parish Priest in Duagh. It happened that an old woman got dangerously ill during the night. A friend of hers went on horse-back for the priest. The priest also came on horse-back. They travelled for about a mile and the road darkened around them. The messenger was frightened and said, "Father what will we do". The priest said "Don't despair - I'll clear the road". The horses stopped. The messenger offered to come off and guide the horses. The priest would not allow him. The Priest whistled and he said this is not heard. He whistled three times and a lighted
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2019-04-22 07:41
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would meet himself. The next morning he put the cat into the bag and fastened it well and off he went to the shoe-maker. On his way he met the black man with a pack of greyhounds. The cat told him not to tell him what he had in the bag. The black man told him to open the bag. He opened the bag and left out the cat and all the hounds followed him and killed him. When he came home he was telling about the chase they had after the cat. There was a black "puisín" in the corner and he jumped up on the man and stuck his two paws in his neck and choked him.
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2019-04-22 07:36
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Long ago there lived a man who had a great many children. He had also a cat. One day he went to buy shoes for the children. When he brought them home the cat asked him why he did not bring shoes to himself and he said he did not know what kind of a shoe would fit him. That evening the man was going out looking at his cows when he met a tall black man. The black man said to him that the cat was giving him awful talk and if he did not bring the shoes the cat would kill him. The man asked how would he get shoes for him and he said to put him into a big sack and to tie it very tight and to tell him he was taking him to a shoe-maker to get his shoes and to go away until he
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2019-04-22 07:30
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cursed the herder. The herder returned some time afterwards and when the master met him he touched him with a magic rod and turned him into a stone. After a time the third brother told his mother that his sister was away three years and three days; his old brother was away two years and two days and his second brother a year and a day and that he would go out and find them. So she made two loaves the large one with a blessing and the small one with a curse. He took the large one with her blessing and went away until he came to the home where the cock was thatching. He asked for his sister and two brothers and the master told him he would get them if he would mind the cows for a day so he consented. The master then told him not to leave the cows until they come home so the cows were milked and the milk left down a hole in the Yard. The brother asked why that was done and he was told he would find out later. He then left with the cows and followed them along until he came to the orchard. He stopped, but thinking on his promise to keep after the cows he went on until they came to a place where they had troughs of food. He remained there until they had eaten and then returned home with them. As he was returning he came to the edge of a cliff where he saw little children drinking milk which flowed out of its side. When
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2019-04-22 07:16
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mind the cows for a day. He consented and the master told him not to leave the cows. He went away with the cows until he came to an orchard which was laden with rich fruit and as the day was warm he said he would take some. When he returned with the fruit he could not find the cows. The cows returned without anyone with them and the master welcomed the cows and cursed the herder who came back later to be met by the master who touched him with a magic rod and turned him into a stone. After a time the second brother said to the mother that his brother was away a year and a day and his sister two years and two days and that he would go and search for them. His mother made two loaves the large one with a blessing and the small one with a curse and told him to take one. He took the small one and went on till he came to the house the cock was thatching. He asked for his sister who was away two years and two days and his brother who was away a year and a day. The master told him he would get them if he minded the cows for a day. He consented and the master told him not to leave the cows. He went away with the cows till he came to the orchard and seeing the fruit was tempted to take one. When he had the fruit gathered he found that all the cows were gone. The cows returned without anyone with them and the master welcomed the cows and
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2019-04-19 08:15
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Mulvihill by name. Speaking in Irish he used to say to his wife meaning to lead him into the fight and any man he would meet was sure to come down. This faction fighting was going on all over Ireland in those days and was a great means of keeping Ireland disunited. I remember a time in Listowel and other towns on fair days and market days when twelve o'clock would come the town was cleared knowing the fight was on. The men of both sides would gather with black-thorn sticks and so the fight would begin. I remember to see "Sheán" walking the square in Listowel and he shouting a Burns (Byrnes?) and a Cooleen against any three of any other name. It was from their mother the Burns brought the terrible strength. She was a Kenny from Castle Island known here as an old mammy Kenny. Her people were known to be terrible strong. Seán was a bogranger in the Knockmail bogs not so long ago under a landlord by the name of Sam Hussey. It was during that time that he used to call here for the eel-oil. He was also in the holding up and robbing of a coach between Castle Island and Abbeyfeale with five more Duagh men and a pig buyer from Limerick and their leader Daneen Dan Hornett a notorious highway man. He was also one of the Whiteboys. They were then in their keeping for several weeks. Some of them were
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2019-04-19 07:45
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on the ditch. Then each went under it and lifted it with his back. Both were able to do it. Some people used to say that Seán was the cause of Tom's death by that very act. He was noticed falling away from that day he being young and not fully developed he hurt himself some way without knowing it. Seán would always wear a woolen hat with a red handkerchief under it. I was one day in Listowel with my mother and we met Seán there. He would say to her "stand lady" "stand lady" and walk out in front of her and say "Look is my handkerchief hanging down under my hat. She would say "no Seán". He would walk again to the corner and two policemen would be pausing and out he would walk and clap his hands once together. Then he would salute and say "Will that do garsoons?"
Seán was also a "Cooleen" and used to faction fight with the "Black Mulvihills" in "Ballysigh" strand. I heard my mother say she was there years ago the day of the big fight. They were fleeing for cover into tents and lying under stools. Stones were throwing like hailstone. The Cooleens came across in boats from Clare on purpose and early in the day beat the Mulvihills but later in the day they were helped by the girls who took off their boots and put stones into their stockings and with the Mulvihills drove the Cooleens out into the Shannon and followed them and turned their boats and drowned seventeen of them. There was also a blind man there
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2019-04-19 07:31
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I remember Seán Burns very well. When I was young Seán used to call here very often for eel oil for his ears, he being very deaf. This place was very wet and marshy we used be opening drains and scouring dykes and in those we used to get the eels. We had two very clever terriers here then and when they would see the eels waddling in the dyke they would dive in and pull them out. We used to catch them in other ways too and then stuff them into a bottle for about a month or six weeks until they would melt away. We put a pinch of salt into it especially for Seán. He would dip a piece of cotton wool into it and cork his ears with it. This would improve him in the hearing for some time. Seán was a terrible strong man. He had two other brothers Tom + Mick and three sisters. Tom died very young - I think he was about 22 years. He died in a field in the townland of [?] coming home from the river Smerla he being water bailif there. I heard Seán to say if Tom Byrnes lived there would be no talk of Seán Burns. Tom was some years younger than Seán and was then as strong as him. Once they had a trial of each other by turning a car with a load of lime stone in it across the road at the Ballinvoher cross and put the shaft of the car
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2019-04-19 07:17
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Seán Burns and his brother had a horse and car bringing home a load of straw one evening. As they were going up a hill the horse was not able to pull the load so Seán said they would take out the horse and pull the load themselves. They took out the horse from the car and Seán's brother went in front to pull it. Seán went behind to push it and instead of pushing it he kept it pulled back. When they reached the top of the hill his brother looked back and said you have me killed. He died soon afterwards as he got very much hurt.
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2019-04-19 07:12
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Seán Burns was going the road one day and there was a man inside the ditch chopping a rock of bog deal. He asked him if he would come in to help him. Seán went in and he gave him the axe and Seán made one stroke with the axe and he drove it right to the handle and he walked away out and he left the old man there. The old man had to go to a forge for wedges to release the axe.
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2019-04-19 07:08
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One day as Seán Burns and his brother were drawing limestone they were going out a gap when one of the wheels sank and the horse could not pull it. After a while Seán's brother unharnessed the horse and put the backbond around his own shoulders and began to pull the car. Seán's brother was supposed to be stronger than himself and so he wanted to have a try at him. When Seán saw his brother starting to pull the car he caught a hold of the wheel to see if the brother was stronger than him. Seán's brother held pulling until he broke his heart and died.
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2019-04-19 07:03
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One time he was on the run from the police and he went down to the County Limerick. He went into a blacksmith's forge and the smith was engaged making a set of horses shoes. While the smith had his face turned to the fire Seán caught the anvil and put it under his coat. Looking around the smith was surprised that his anvil was gone and he said "Wherever you come from you must be Seán Burns".
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2019-04-19 06:59
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anyone to the barrack alone. He did not hear of Seán. The Sergeant and Seán were the best of friends. They made up a plan one day that Seán would be stagging around the street and pretend to be drunk. So he did and the Sergeant sent this policeman out to bring in this drunken man into the barrack. He was more than glad of the job to show the great strength he had. With that, he walked very angry to Seán "You're drunk my lad and you must come to the barrack with me". No said Seán I will go home. Come quick with me said the policeman taking him by the coat and giving it a pull. You will tear my old coat said Seán and it is bad enough. You will have less of it if you don't go quiet (policeman). Seán went on easy for a small bit. He then resisted again. The policeman said move on quick pulling Seán by the coat. He went away until he saw the Sergeant looking out the top window. There was a large pool of the road gutter after the twenty ninth of June fair (a big fair). Seán lifted him with one of his hands and lifted him up and down through the gutter. The policeman crawled into the barrack. The next thing that happened, the policeman left the barrack and the Sergeant and Seán drank hearty that evening and had a great laugh at the joke.
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2019-04-19 06:47
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There was a poor woman there long ago and she had a cow which was very good as she used always have milk for herself and her two children. One evening as she was milking her cow some person whom she did not know came talking to her. And says she - that is a good cow you have. Oh says the poor woman she is one of the best cows. I think she would fill any size of a vessel says the poor woman. I bet you says the stranger that i will give you a vessel she will not fill giving her a vessel. Till that now said she. And the poor woman began milking and milking away and still the
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2019-04-18 08:21
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When the old police were in Abbeyfeale, there was one of them there a very strong man. He could take
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2019-04-18 08:20
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Sean and a few of the men around the place were at Mass one Sunday. While they were inside at Mass a flood came on the Feale. They came on to the brink of the river. There was no bridge there that time. People used have to cross the river going to town to Mass. Sean went up to a Carpenter's shop and asked for a stick. The Carpenter looked around and said he hadn't any. Seeing a horse's axle in the corner he said this will do - walking out the door with the axle and going on to the river with it as a walking stick. 'Come on men' now said Sean let two men catch hold of my coat, two more behind them and two more behind them. Sean faced the flood with the axle of the car as a walking stick, landing the six men safe at the other side. He made four journeys across landing all who were there safe at the other side.
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2019-04-18 08:11
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mother looking on. She was smiling at him. He took her by the hand and says - Mother I may thank you, your second good rearing did that.
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2019-04-18 08:09
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Shean Burns was a bog ranger in Knockmael. He had seven men cutting turf one day for himself. When they came to their dinner there was a sow there that was two or three years old. His mother said that the sow wanted to be rung. "Seán" says she "you better get through with it before the men go". He got the seven men to hold the sow. There were two at her ears and two at her sides and three at her hind quarters. The sow was as big as a jennet. Seán was looking on. He got his staple and castoir and went to complete the work. When he approached the sow to put on the ring she shook herself and walked out the door with the seven men and carried the frame of the door also. He only laughed at them. He brought in the sow again and told them to sit down for themselves. He got his castóir and staple. He put his leg over the sow's neck, pressed his two knees behind her ears and put on the ring without any bother - what the seven men could not do. He turned around to see was his
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2019-04-18 07:56
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7. If a person entered a house where the household were making butter the visitor should give the churn dash three or four strokes as it was considered that the butter yield could be nil or very light if the visitor did not aid in the churning.
8. It was customary that a boy or a man should be the first person to enter a neighbour's house on New Year's morning and wish the people a Happy New Year. If the visitor happened to be a man he usually got a glass of whiskey. If a child or a boy he usually got a slice of currant cake + c +c. [Tá an nós ceadhna i gceanntar Daingeann Uí Cúise i gciarraidhe. E o M]
9. Another practice was:- On st Martin's (night) Eve - 11th of november - to spill blood of some kind in honour of St. Martin. A fowl of some kind was generally bled. The blood was rolled in tow and put away under the rafters of an outhouse. If a person or an animal got a sudden pain the tow was used to make a X on the seat of the pain and if the animal + c recovered it was given to St Martin. As a rule a slit was made in the ear as a token.
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2019-04-18 07:38
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man was seen approaching.
7. Another superstition practice is that employed when neighbours try to encrease their butter yield. One person goes to the byres of his neighbours and draws the milk from the cows. The person or persons whose milk is taken are supposed not to be able to make butter and this is remedied by the latter going to the byres of the former and abstracting the milk from the cows. That practice is also resorted to by going into a field and collecting the dew off the grass before Sunrise on May morning. These superstitious practices cause serious trouble in the localities where they are practised.
5. About three miles from where I lived (in Clare) there was an old woman - "Biddy Early" - who was supposed to be able to reveal things by magic. She had recourse to a bottle containing some liquid which she shook and after looking at the bottle was supposed to be possessed of witchcraft. She took no money but accepted presents of every kind. She was well patronized. If a person complained of loss of milk Biddy could tell who took it.
6. In Clare it was considered unlucky when setting out on a journey to see two or more magpies on the road before one or to meet a redhaired girl or woman.
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2019-04-18 07:26
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1. It is customary to put branches of a tree called Quick-beam or Mountain Ash on all growing crops on May Eve - as on jambs of Doors and windows in all houses in Co. Clare so as to have good luck for the ensuing year.
2. On the Eve of St. John's Day 23th June it is customary to make large bonfires in open spaces in villages and cross roads - when the neighbours assemble for a couple of hours and when departing each person takes a sod or sods of the fire to his or her home in memory of St. John.
3. There is a belief in Clare that certain person are possessed of what are called "Bad Eyes" and those persons are supposed to have the power of causing death to Animals that come under their observation. I myself was witness to one case that happened to our family. The belief is that those persons so affected were neglected by the priest when being baptized. Many a time I was directed to remove animals out of sight of a certain
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2019-04-17 08:02
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36. If a person saw the moon out through the window he would meet with some accident.
37. Locking the doors of the cow house May night for fear some one would come and carry the good of the milk.
38. If a person left the tongs at the left side of the fire when going to bed that the fairies would pull him out of the bed to put it at the right side.
39. If you got a safety pin lost it is a sign of good luck.
40. You could not trust a small eyed person.
41. If a spark hopped out of the fire you would get money.
42. When a tooth would fall from you you should make the sign of the cross with it and then throw it over your left shoulder.
43. A division between your teeth you will cross the sea.
44. If you leap across a person that person will never grow.
45. If you killed a cíaróg it would take seven deadly sins off your soul.
46. If you buried a calf with his legs turned upwards all the neighbours cows would die.
Stories are told which go to prove the old piseóg which says that it is unlucky not to give away the clothes worn by the dead. I have heard one which says that a woman was seen after death (Dingle district) without her stockings. It was later learned that the stockings had not been given to anybody
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2019-04-17 07:49
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her coal had quenched but the tailor took the tongs and cleared her out of the house. When the farmer's wife came in she went to the churn to take the butter out but to her surprise there was no butter in it. She asked the tailor was anybody in while she was out or who took the butter. He told her to look in the tub of water and to her amazement she saw the butter in a circle around the coal.
29. You should not go to the well Christmas night.
30. If you saw a sop on a hen's tail it is the sign of strangers to the house.
31. If there was a person dead you should open the window.
32. You should not wash your hands in running water after milking cows.
33. It is the sign of bad luck to break a looking-glass.
34. You should not do anything to an old Lios (fort).
35. If you went out after twelve o'clock on Little Christmas night to a stream of water you would be turned into a black stone.
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2019-04-17 07:41
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it will be a thief.
20. You should never burn egg-shells because if you do the hens will stop laying.
21. If you find a spider on your clothes you may know that you are going to get money.
22. If your left palm itches money goes out - if the right money comes in.
23. When a bumble-bee enters the room, it is to give warning of Death.
24. A person kicks a ball all round the four corners of field and saying "All for me".
25. It is very unlucky to brush dust out the door it should be brushed in and the dust taken out in some vessel.
26. It is unlucky to praise a beast belonging to anybody if you do not say "God bless it".
27. When going on a journey in the morning it is very unlucky to meet a woman first but very lucky to meet a fool.
28. Long ago a tailor worked in a farmer's house. The farmer's wife churned some cream in the early morning. Leaving the butter in the churn she went out to milk some cows and do other jobs. While she was out a neighbouring woman came in and took a coal from the fire saying her fire had gone out. When she left the tailor took another coal and put it into a tub of water. Soon the woman returned for another coal and saying
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2019-04-17 07:30
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6. The first man to hear the cuckoo with his left ear - tis a bad omen for the year.
7. If you went around the four corners of the field on May Eve and knelt at each corner you would have the luck of the year.
8. If you walk around the fire three times on St. John's night you will not get any disease of the year.
9. If the fairies want to take away a baby take a coal out of the fire and draw a circle with it around the cradle at night. That will break the power of the fairies.
10. If a cock crows in the door it is a sign of death.
11. If you went into a milk dairy you should say "God Bless".
12. You should not leave a baby look into a looking glass until he is a year old.
13. You should not cut a baby's nails until he is a year old.
14. You should not clean your shoes in a churchyard.
15. If a knife falls it is sure to bring a man to the house.
16. It is not right to pick flowers or anything off the earth on May Eve.
17. It is not right to interfere with earthy things on May Eve.
18. It is said you shaould always clean a house at night for the Good people - to be ready for them.
19. If a child's finger nails are cut before it is a year old
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2019-04-17 07:20
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He arrived with the cows the master welcomed the cows and welcomed the herder. He then got his magic rod and touched the two stones and the two brothers arose. He told him the children he saw at the edge of the cliff were children who died without Baptism and the milk they were drinking was that which he saw spilled down the hole in the yard. So he returned home with his two brothers and his sister and if they didn't live happy that we may.
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2019-04-17 07:16
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There was once a widow who had three sons and one daughter. One day a rich man carried the daughter as his wife. The address he gave was "The House the Cock was thatching". One day the eldest brother said that his sister was away a year and he would go and find her and bring her home. His mother made two loaves - the large one with a blessing and the small one with a curse and told him to take one. He took the small one and went away until he came to the house the cock was thatching and enquired for his sister who was away a year and a day. The master told him he would get his sister if he would
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2019-04-17 07:11
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just half ways a black thorn stuck in his foot and he stooped down to pull it. When he rose his head again there was not a trace of the little man. He started cutting again and after awhile he went to his coat to see what time was it and there was the pipe up on the coat and all the tobacco smoked out of it and a big hole in the bottom of it.
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2019-04-17 07:07
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One day there were two men cutting hay with a scythe in the Derc meadows. They had only one pipe between them. One of them was after having a smoke and he left the pipe up on his coat on the hay. A short time after when the other man had mind for a smoke and asked the other man where he had left the pipe. He told him and up he went to get it but he could not find it. He searched all around the coat but it was of no use. The other man stood and looked around him and who did he see but a small little man with a red cap across from him up on the cliff and he driving smoke up in the sky. He called to the other man to look at the red man. When he saw him he caught the board of the scythe and ran across barefooted to catch the little man. But when he was
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2019-04-17 07:00
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complaining. One day he met his neighbour and the neighbour said to him - Now I will give you a five pound note. For what said the old man, I will tell you said he. He cut a strip of paper and made it the size of a five pound note and put them out near the rick of turf one day. When the daughter-in-law said he had so much money she treated him very well and when he died put an expensive coffin on him. When she found he had no money she wanted to take him out of the coffin.
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2019-04-16 08:47
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There was an old man long ago. The old man got his son married. His daughter-in-law was very cruel. The old man used be outside every day
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2019-04-16 08:45
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Long ago in the farm where the Keanes now live there lived a man by the name of Scanlann from Rath Keale. There was a large house there called "An Tig Mór". The place itself was called "Baile an Tíghe Mhóir". The man and his son rode every day to see the place from Rath Keale. One day the son came alone to see the place. The day was wet and so when the boy was crossing the river he got drowned. The place where he was drowned (in the Feale) is called "Poll an Scanláin". His father never again visited the place and the landlords took it over. These Scanlans were the ancestors of the man who killed the "Colleen Bawn". Another famous English family - the Talbots also lived there. After the boy was drowned in the river it changed its course completely.
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2019-04-16 08:32
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The graveyard removed across a little river. One headstone stayed in the river. The people that owned it tried to remove it and they could not do it.
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2019-04-16 08:30
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There was a dispute about graves in a graveyard back near Castle Island. They people argued in the graveyard. Three or four nights afterwards
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2019-04-16 08:28
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The people decided to make a graveyard at Mountmahon outside Abbeyfeale. They employed masons to build a wall around it. Every morning when they came the work of the day before was knocked. Some of their tools were gone each morning. They thought it was done in fun. They got word from the town that the crows had the tools brought into the town. They also brought mortar and laid it in the town. The priests advised them to make the graveyard where the tools were laid.
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2019-04-16 08:25
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rounded up but were left off as the Coachman swore they were a deal bigger men. However Byrnes was not caught he being in his [?] along the Derc glen. Seán died at the age of 62. Before his death there was a man in the room with him who said "Yerrah Shone I thought death would never overcome you". Seán grasped the candle stick off of the window smashing it in two saying if I could grasp death like that it would not overcome me.
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2019-04-16 08:18
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