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2020-05-13 14:13
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His house was gone all the people in the house was out under the [?] And the nex day was as calm that you could light a match outside...
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2020-05-13 14:12
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The big wind started on the 12th night all of a sudden. It did not leave a house that it did knock except one house in Durless. All the people were in that house visiting and thats why that house was saved. How they saved it was to get big planks and put them over head on the house and put ropes hanging down and the tied big stones on the rope. When one man went home he began crying
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2020-05-13 14:09
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Fuair mé na scealta seo O Miceal Ó Tónra
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2020-05-13 14:08
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John Hastings
And Old Anthony Hastings
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2020-05-13 14:08
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Peter Mc Loughlin
John Conway
Martin Conway
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2020-05-13 14:08
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Ned Baines in Durless.
He mowed two acres in a day.
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2020-05-13 14:07
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So he took on his back and carry it, and the guards gave him the five shillings.
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2020-05-13 14:07
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I know to that very place in Eireann
Where Leitrim Waters Flow.
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2020-05-13 14:06
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Where honey tips the woodline tree as the sun is sinking low.
Till twilight shadow vales the arch
Where Leitrim Waters Flow
Upon each Sunday evening it the merry month of June.
When all the feathered warblers are pouring forth their tune.
Upon its towering battlements the boys sit in a row
While beneath their feet like amber threads
Where Leitrim Waters Flow
But alas those days have vanished and youthful pleasure is gone.
The cursed emigration scheme is draining them one by one.
The young men all both great and small to foreign lands they go.
From Aughoo bridge and Riversdale,
Where Leitrim Waters Flow.
The angler too with line and hook along those waters roam,
Companions of my childhood days alas now far from home,
When far beyond the Atlantic waves my thoughts fly back, but slow.
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2020-05-13 13:56
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It is with deep affection those lines I'll try to pen.
In memory of my childhood days when I was scarcely ten.
I always loved to ramble to pluck the berry and the slow,
Along the daisy sloped canal,
Where Leitrim Waters Flow.
Above its rippling waters, here stands fair Riversdale,
Its mansion house in splendour,
Its woods and flowery vale.
And its landscape clear each day appear.
As the summer sin sinks low
And the large beech trees move with the breeze,
Where Leitrim Waters Flow.
Here stands the bridge of Aughoo a grim and stately pile
Where tourists sit and lovers meet and travellers rest a while.
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2020-05-13 13:51
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St Molaise got the privilege of saying Mass on an altar in the Vatican. Another priest jealous of this favour granted to St Molaise tore out the Gospel from the Mass Book. St Molaise noticed the missing when he came that far, and at the Gospel a dove descended and placed a copy of the Gospel on the Book. when St Molaise was finished he took it with him and this is now enclosed in the Shrine of St Molaise. The offending priest begged pardon and was forgiven.
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2020-05-13 13:44
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Two spear-heads have been sent from this district to the museum
One was found in Kilmore bog by Patrick Maguire and the other Garadice Lake by Pat Keleher.
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2020-05-13 13:41
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One mag for sorrow
two for joy. Three for a girl.
Four for a boy. Five for silver.
Six for gold. Seven for a story that never was told. Eight for marriage. Nine for death. Ten for a call you will never forget.
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2020-05-13 13:39
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If a swan flies across a house some of the inhabitants will die before the year is out. When the rooster crows at night danger is at hand. A straw on a hens tail is the sign of a visitor.
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2020-05-13 13:38
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If you kill a clock you will get seven sins off your soul. It is said if you kill spiders when you are alive the others will eat you when you are dead. If you have warts and you hang a snail on a sloe bush they will be gone when the snail is withered.
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2020-05-13 13:37
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If a swallow flies low there will be rain.
Some people say that if a swallow builds her nest in a house this year and that she does not next year the household will have bad luck. When the cuckoo comes early there will be a bad summer but if she comes late it will be good.
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2020-05-13 13:36
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The famine took place from the year 1845 to 1847. The straw that was put up on the houses for thatch in the Winter had to be taken down in the Spring to feed the cattle. It is said the year before the famine took place the country was full of everything. [-]
Six ridges which were dug and re-dog to get the last potato out are still to be seen on Quinn's hill Drumlea.
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2020-03-19 20:09
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round his neck and choked him, When news of the crime spread about [?] Pat was arrested and sent to prison. He was executed and was brought back by road from Tullamore. and was buried at All Saints in the family burial ground and visiters may see the tomb stone over his grave. A full account is given at page 22.
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2020-03-19 20:08
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There is a man in this locality named Martin Rourke, and he once caught a leprechan. He asked the little man to show him where he had the gold hidden. The leprechan said "Go over there to that little hill yonder and you will find it there a large crock. Martin released the little man and walking over he found to his surprise that the whole field was a mass of little hillock
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2020-03-14 22:29
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(1) Under the water over the water and never touches the water?
- An egg inside in a duck
(2) Little red Tommy sits by the wall drinks all he gets and eats nothing at all?
- A lamp.
(3) What is it that a rich man wants, that a poor man has, that a blind man sees and that a deaf man hears.
- Nothing
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2020-03-14 22:27
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2020-03-14 22:27
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The local patron Saint of Rahan is Saint Carthage. The church is situated in the townland of Rahan in the Parish of Rahan in the Barony of Ballly cowham in the County of Offaly. St Carthage got the loan of a book from another Saint [?] Saint Colm Cill. He coppied it into another book and when Colm Cill heard about it he was vexed. He got the chief of the place to put St Carthage out the district Saint Carthage had a monastery.
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2020-03-14 22:25
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2020-03-14 22:24
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St Carthage is the patron Saint of Rahan. Saint Carthage is supposed to work a miracle on Rahan bridge. A boy fell into the river and St Carthage restored life to him. It is not known how many monks St Carthage had. When St Carthage was leaving Rahan he forgot Something and he sent the word back back to the last monk because he would be only leaving the monastery.
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2020-03-14 22:23
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2020-03-14 22:21
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Bread was made from oaten meal and rye long ago. First of all got a quern and they ground the rye. The quern was made of two round pieces of stone joined together about a quarter of and inch apart with a hole in the middle. The two pieces of stone are kept together by a piece of iron. Theres a handle at the end of the two pieces of stone.
The people generally made potato bread long ago. First of all the potatoes were boiled and peeled. Then they were bruzed and mixed with flour. A little water was mixed to wet it. Then they get a bottle and rolled the mixture. Bread was not made every day but they made enough of bread that would do them for a week. people did not mind eating stale bread at that time. They used to put a cross on the cake to keep it in the baker. One time a man made a cake and when he went to look at it he found a gander's egg in the baker.
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2020-03-14 22:18
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The people used to make bread out of potatoes long ago. They used to [?] mash the floury potatoes, and mix them with flour. they used to knead the mixture with buttermilk and baker it in a baked baker. Bread was made from wheat that was grown locally. Bread was not made from oats. They used to grind the wheat with a quern. A quern was two pieces of stone with a hole in one. The people do not remember querns.
The people heard that quers were used long ago. Potatoes were grown locally and the people used to have their own seed. Potatoes, Potato bread and stampy bread was made long ago. The bread was made every
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2020-03-14 22:16
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2020-03-14 22:16
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The people of this district made bread from rhy. They ground the rhy and made bread out of it. they ground the rhy with a quern. A quern was two pieces of stone with a hole in one. Bread was made from wheat long ago. The wheat was grown locally. The flour was made locally.
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2020-03-14 22:15
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day. A cross was made out of the top of the cake to make it rise. The called the vessel that they baked the bread in a baker. The bread was never baked in front of the open fire. They used to hang the baker on a crook over the fire. They used to make griddle bread on the griddle.
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2020-03-14 22:14
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Bread was made from oaten meal and wheat. When bread was made from oaten meal it would be very hard and black. The bread from oaten meal was heavy. The wheat was ground with grind stones. The people remember grind stones to be used in the district. Potato bread was made long ago. First of all the potatoes were ground very fine. Then they mixed flour with them and wetted the mixture with buttermilk. They called the vessel in which
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2020-03-14 22:13
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The different kinds of bread that was made was potato bread, oaten meal bread and rhy bread. When they were making a potato cake they would boil potatoes. Then they would peel them and bruze them until they were very fine. Then they
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2020-03-14 22:11
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The houses were only one storey high and the walls were one yard thick. The most of the houses were thatched. They used to have a settle bed in each room long ago. They have a settle bed in each kitchen nowadays. The people used wood for fuel long ago.
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2020-03-14 22:10
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Long ago the people in my district lived in very small houses. The front of the kitchen was made of stone and mortar. The people of my district used to buy penny dips in the shops and used them as candles. The candles were not made locally.
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2020-03-14 22:09
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The people lived in very small houses long ago. They used to strike a piece of flint stone against a piece of steel and lighted a bundle of leaves. When
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2020-03-14 22:09
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2020-03-14 22:07
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The old people can give accounts with regard to the kind of houses which existed in the district in former times. The houses were thatched but they had no roofs of other kinds. They used to thatch the houses long ago with outen straw. They used to thatch the north side of the house every year.
The old houses had a bed in the kitchen. The bed was placed near the wall. The bed was called a settle bed or a press bed. The fire was always at the gable walls. The fire place was never in a corner or against a side wall. The front of the the chimney was made of stones and mortar. I never heard that the front of the chimney was made of clay and waltles.
The old people did not hear the houses having no chimney, or houses having the fire in the centre of the floor. There are
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2020-03-14 22:05
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accounts of houses which had no glass for the window. Boards and bags were used as glass in the windows long ago. The floor of the old houses were made of stones and mortar long ago. Half doors are common in the district but they were very common long ago. Turf was used and bog deal, other kinds of wood were used also. The light of fire gave light to the people long ago. Rushes gave them light long ago also. Candles were not made locally long ago.
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2020-03-14 22:03
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There are three churchyards in this district, one in Mucklagh, one in Rahan, and one in Tullabeg. All three Graveyards are still in use and they are all round in shape. Mucklagh church is situated in the corner of Mucklagh Graveyard.
All the Graveyards in the district are level.
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2020-03-14 22:02
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up and walked home.
Local families still use certain Graveyards though they may be further away than the local Graveyard.
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2020-03-14 22:00
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There are four old Graveyards in Rahan. There is one in Lynally, one in Muchlagh, one in the convent grounds, and one in Rahan demesne. The Graveyard in the Convent grounds is situated in the townland of Killina. The Graveyard in Rahan demesne is situated in the townland of Tullabeg. They are all in use except the Graveyard in Lynally. The churchyards are not round in shape.
The ruins of St Coalmans church is situated in the Graveyard in Lynally and St Coalman is buried there. The churchyeard is level. There are trees growing in the Graveyard. The church contains old crosses. One of the dates on the cross is nineteen and sixteen. The crosses are not ornamented. The crosses are made of stone. Some people are buried within the ruins in the churchyard. There is a Graveyeard in Lynally and it is not in use. This Grave-
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2020-03-14 21:55
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My father sows an Irish acre of potatos every year. He don't sow them in the same place every year. Some people put manure on the land before ploughing. Potatoes
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2020-03-14 21:54
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are about six inches high they are sprayed two or three times. They are dug in the month of October. The men dig the the potatoes and the children pick them. The varieties of potatoes in this locality are; Kerr's Pink, Arron Banners, Champions, Up-to-date, . The Champion potato and the Kerr's Pink do best in this locality.
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2020-03-14 21:53
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are then opened with a plough. The spade is not made locally. They are bought in the shops. The people help each other sowing the potatoes. The potatoes are wed, moulded, scuffeld and sprayed while they are growing. The good potatoes are put into pits and covered with straw and clay, and the small ones are put into another pit and covered. The names of the different varieties of potatoes are, Champions, Kerr's Pink, Arron Banners, Golden Wonders, Sharps Express. The old people could make starch from dry potatoes long ago.
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2020-03-14 21:51
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My father sows about
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2020-03-14 21:50
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There is about two acres of our land sown each year with potatoes. We always sow the same amount. We don't put any manure on the land before ploughing but some people do. The potatoes are in drills and the drills are made with a plough. The land is ploughed first. Then it is harrowed and it is rolled and harrowed again. The drill
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2020-03-14 21:50
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a heap and covered with straw and clay. Those are some of the local varieties, Epicure, Duke of York; Sharps Express, Arron Piolot, Great Scott, British Queen, Kerr's Pink, Arron Banner, Up-to-date, Golden Wonder.
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2020-03-14 21:49
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Wooden ploughs were used one time but they are not used now. We buy the spade in the shop. The women cut the slits and they leave eyes in each slit. Sometimes the women help each other slitting. The men spread the manure, then the slits, and then they cover them with clay. The men usually dig the potatoes and the women and children pick them. The best kind of potatoes in my locality are; Kerr's Pink, Epicure, Arron Banner.
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2020-03-14 21:47
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One and a half acres of potatoes are sown every
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2020-03-14 21:47
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About an acre of potatoes is sown each year at home. That amount is sown each year.
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2020-03-14 21:46
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the crop is dug with a spade or with a potato digger. The people of the house do the picking. When the potatoes are picked they are put into a pit. First they are covered with straw and then with clay. The names of the potatoes that grow best in this locality are; Up-to-date, Garden Phillers, Epicure, Kerrs Pink, Shamrocks, Golden Wonders, Flounders, Arronbanners and Irish Queens. The shamrock potato is the largest. Some of the potatoes were used for starch.
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2020-03-14 21:45
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There are two acres of potatoes sown every year on our land. We change the potatoe crop every year. There is no manure used before the land is ploughed. We sow the potatoes in both ridges and drills every year. Ridges are made by
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2020-03-14 21:44
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the women and children pick them. Then they are put in a pit and covered with straws and clay.
The names of the potatoes that grow best in this locality are; Champions, Kerr Pinks, Arron Banners, Epicure, Golden Wonders, . Long ago potatoes were used for starch.
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2020-03-14 21:42
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Our donkey is not kept in at night but we give her a bundle of hay in a shady place. Some people put in donkeys if they are working. They are not tied.
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2020-03-14 21:42
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The pigs are mostly kept inside in a house called the pigsty. We give them boiled food to eat. When calling pigs we say "huris."
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2020-03-14 21:41
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Many boys and girls amuse themselves making toys in their homes. boys make tops from spools. They cut one end off the spool. They get a piece of stick and pair one end of it into a blont point. They put the stick through the hole in the spool. The boys also make aeroplanes from boards. They get two thin boards and a sharp piece of tin. They run with this against the wind. The tin makes a queer noise.
Girls make butter fly cages from rushes. They get seven rushes and lay one in the hollow between each finger mid way from
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2020-03-14 21:37
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with the toothache.
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2020-03-14 21:31
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Tá alán pairce ineacadh mo bhaile féin ina bhfuil ainm ortha. Tá pairce againn dar a ainm do na "An Gleann" mar
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2020-03-01 17:59
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Once there lived a faodoir and when he died he would not be let into Heaven or Purgatory and when he came to the gates of hell the devil asked him how many was in it the faodór had a stammer and he youst to say fí fí and so on.
The devil thought that he was saying twenty all the time said the devil all that would not
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2020-03-01 17:58
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It goes around the wood and around the wood but it never goes into the wood.
The bark of a tree.
What walks with its head down.
The nail ina boot.
Is over the fire and under the fire but it never touches the fire.
A cake in an oven.
Why is the letter "S" like a sewing machine.
Because it makes needle needles.
It is under the water
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2020-03-01 17:56
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Once there lived a boy whose name was Sean. He was a very lazy fellow and spent all his time setting traps for birds, and snares for rabbits, his only desire was to be rich.
One night as he was looking after his snares he saw a lot of little men running around Lios na Phuca what they were doing he did not know.
He spent some time watching them and
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2020-03-01 17:55
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Once upon a time there lived a very rich merchant with his sons and daughters. He became poorer every day and himself and his family were very near starving, they had to go and live in a little cabin beside a big wood.
One day he got word that his ship landed and to go to where it landed.
He got ready his horse and every thing he wanted for the road
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2020-03-01 17:47
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One time a king had three sons + he was getting old + did not know which of them he would leave the crown to. He told them that they would have to go away for seven years and the one that would have his trade lea[?]
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2020-03-01 17:45
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One time a boy was going on a road + he had seven goslings and the old goose. He met a priest + the priest stood up talking to him and asking him Catechism questions. He was answering them all + when the priest said "Good bye" to him, he asked him how many Gods are there. The boy answered "seven + the old one" + he went off. The boy thought it was how many goslings are there that the priest had asked him.
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2020-03-01 17:44
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One time a boy was driving an ass on the road. The ass was lame + he was beating him + he met a priest. The priest told him not to be beating him that Christ rode on an ass into Jerusalem. The boy said "well Father it would take a long time to go to Jerusalem on this ass."
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2020-03-01 17:40
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Farmers and country people generally judge the weather by signs common to the country. A red sky at sunset, whether clouded or clear, or a grey sky in the morning denotes fair weather. A red sky in the morning indicates bad weather. If there is a ring around the moon rain is not far off. The farther the ring is from the moon the nearer the rain. If the sky is well covered with stars good weather is to be expected.
Soft looking and delicate clouds foretell fine weather A bright yellow sky, at sunset, presages wind while
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2020-03-01 17:39
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It was in the middle of January in the year 1925 when a storm like "The Big Wind" swept this locality and caused damage and destruction for miles around. The first rumbling of the storm was heard early in the morning when suddenly the wind began to wail around the gables and whistle determinedly through the key- holes of the closed doors. Suddenly doors were banged open with the force of the wind, windows were shattered and chimney pots were torn out of the roofs of houses
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2019-12-21 19:14
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Once upon a time when St Patrick was coming from [?] he walked round Adoon lake and there are stones with the tracks of his hands and knees in them. There is a stone at St Patricks well Aughavas with the track of his knee on it. St Patrick also had an altar at Gloone but the threw all the altar stones away and there is one stone that belongs it in Jimmy Dwyer's field outside the wood with a cross on it. There is a stone in Tom Godfrey's land Doneragh with a goose's foot on it.
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2019-12-21 19:12
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Shops in olden days were not very common because people lived chiefly on their own foods. The houses were built with mud and the apartment for the shops was fixed in with boards. People did most of their shopping on Sundays because the shop-keepers could keep the shops open. People gave money nearly always for the goods.
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2019-10-14 21:54
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In the Lower Main Street next door to us there was a very severe fire. One man lost his life.
The residence belonged to Mr. P. Mulhern. The fire broke out in the night time. This man was sleeping in the residence when the fire broke out.
He got outside the house safe but he know where the money was kept and he went in side to try to get the money but he got trapped in the fire and was burned. He died shortlyafterwards.
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2019-10-14 21:53
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One morning about two of three winters ago, when the people arose in the morning they got a fright, because the Depot at the bottom of the Port road was burning.
There was about six or eight windows broken, and one man found a stone lying in his shop.
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2019-10-14 21:52
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One night a man had been playing cards in a old barn with other fellows. When it was getting dark this man decided to buy a halfpenny candle and when the candle would burn out they would leave. They kept on playing until it was clearing in the morning, it was eight o clock and the candle had only burnt about half an inch.
They left and the man never played cards out his own house after that.
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2019-10-14 21:50
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Paddy looked up and seen the foreman falling down and he called to Tom to lift the cards quickly because the foreman was coming.
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2019-10-14 21:50
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Once upon a time they were two Irish men building a very large house in America. Once of them was named Paddy and they other Tom. They were up about ten story when the began to play cards. The fore man was up two story above them. They fore man tripped and fell over the edge of the roof.
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2019-10-14 21:48
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An old tramp and his wife and were going along the road and the woman had a small bag of oaten meal on her back when they came to the budge the left it down and she told her husband to watch it. he accidently pushed it into the water and when his wife came back he said mary your porridge is a bit thin.
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2019-10-14 21:47
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There was a doctor in town who once attended a patient which was very dirty.
The doctor asked her mother had she anybody drowned belonging to her. Because you are afraid to use the water.
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2019-10-14 21:46
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There was a man and he got married and his wife and he could not agree.
This day his wife left him, and before she left she wrote on a blackboard, "What is home without a wife."
The man came in to the house drunk that night. He looked at the black board and began to read, "What is home without a wife."
He took up the chalk and wrote "Peace pearfect peace."
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2019-10-14 21:44
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There was a house out in the country; and this man went to visit it.
The woman of the house had three pots of water boiling on the fire. The man asked her if she was going to kill pigs, no she said Paddy is going to shave.
The dog, cat and all were put outside. The man waited outside for about five minutes.
He says, the suds and water was running out under the door when Paddy was finished shaving.
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2019-10-14 21:39
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Once upon a time a man named McCormack found an old Danish treasure in a tunnel out at Ballymacool.
They tunnel stretched from Ballymacool to Rockhill. It is under the River Swilly. A whole army of men and horses could go through the tunnel.
They were valuable rugs and furniture found in the tunnel.
They were sold and the money went to Hospital's funds.
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2019-10-14 21:38
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There was a lot of Gold and other valuables hid by the Danes up in Crockanarr.
There is a tunnel stretching from Ballymacool to Rockhill. It is under the River Swilly. A whole army men and horses could go through the tunnel. It belonged to the Danes. They used to stable their horses in them.
They had also another tunnel stretching from Scribley to Crockanarr.
There is a small field out in Grievesmith called the tavery and it is said that their is a crock of gold hid there.
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2019-10-14 21:35
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From the thorn to Knocknabrim their is supposed to be a track on the road and at the end of the track their is a large stone. Their was supposed to be a horse killed and the skin taken off and the Treasure put into it.
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2019-10-14 21:34
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Recently a one legged man named Donaghan of the old town was fishing in a river near his home, he slipped and fell into the water. On hearing cries for help a youth called Jim Moriarty who was bathing came quickly to the scene and suceeded in bringing the drowning man to land.
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2019-09-22 22:13
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This game is played by one person going as mother-hen, another being the "hawk" and the rest the "chickens".
The "hawk" tries to get at the
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2019-09-22 22:13
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money he had with him, telling him he had just imptied the crock that very night.
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2019-09-22 22:11
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In the Winter time, when the neighbour used to come in and sit by the fire they would begin telling stories.
One of the stories that I heard them telling was about a hidden treasure, which is supposed to be on the right bank of
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2019-09-22 22:10
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have been made to discover the passage which leads to the treasure, but every attempt has failed. The treasure is supposed to consist of a large quantity of gold coins, and valuable vessels. The value of the treasure is said to be thousands of pounds,
No lights or animals have ever been seen around the Castle.
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2019-09-22 22:04
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Béal Oideas
Collected by S. O'Donohoe and pupils
Sheanmore, N.S.,
Bally[?],
Westport.
45 pages
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2019-09-09 16:30
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An old man named Larkin from Bawnmore was being waked and Bill Molloy wanted to show his genius, so he composed the following lines.
"Then" O Lord", says old Mrs (Larkin)
If this be a wake.
For the sake of poor Larkin
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2019-09-09 16:29
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A farmer in Tipperary made his men plough a rath. Shortly after all his cattle perished and his family all died.
The priest advised him to re-plant it. Each time he attempted it, a storm arose that made it almost impossible for him, however he persevered at it and succeeded after a long time.
He married a second time and Mrs Campion Monaghmore was a child of the second marriage, she told the story.
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2019-09-09 16:27
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that the famers were only offered a penny a stone and rather than give them for that price, they took them and let them rot in the ditch.
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2019-09-09 16:27
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There was a pair of boots to be played for in Crogshine. Paddy Mulhall wanted a pair of boots so he went and told the owner of the house that he would play. A neighbour told him before he would play to run under a briar three times for luck. Then Paddy went and played for the boots and he succeeded in winning them.
As he was returning home he had to pass rath. As he approached he saw numerous fairies dancing, playing cards and discs. So Paddy said he would play. He was winning every game all as a result of going under the briar. In came the King of the fairies and said "Ho Ho Holoran I want a pair of boots for my Grandmother" then the boots suddenly disappeared from under Paddy's foot which was tightly fastened.
Then the Queen of the Fairies entered and told Paddy to wish for anything so Paddy wished for a barrel of bear then the fairies disappeared and Paddy found himself at home minus his boots stockings but plus a barrel of Bear.
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2019-09-09 16:23
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Last Night the sun went pale to bed
The moon in hollow hid its head
The Bolden Shepherd seems to sigh
To see the rainbow sparkled the Sky
Loud quaked the ducks the peacock cries
The distant hills are looking nigh
Low oer the grass the swallows wing
The cricket too how sharp she sings
The rainbow in the morning is the shepherds warning
The rainbow in the night is the shepherds delight
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2019-09-09 16:21
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foot. He soon saw what he had done and with one bound he started for home. He burst in the door, and was in bed for a week after his experience. He never again went to play cards.
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2019-07-28 20:36
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In the Grounds surrounding Rynn Castle which belongs to Mr. Clements and close to the present building is to be seen the ruins of an old Castle.
The walls are all standing and are very, very thick. They contain four or five long slits which were used for firing through. There is a stone stairway leading up to the tops of the building, which is almost covered with ivy.
This castle formerly belonged to a sub clan named Reynolds.
In 1345, King Connor of Connaught led an army against Reynolds of Rynn by whom he was defeated and pursued as far as "Goirín na Spideoige", Cana Dub (Annaduff) where he was killed.
There is supposed to be an underground passage leading from the Castle down to the Lough which is convenient to it.
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2019-07-28 20:34
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No. 6. Lists of Irish Words & Phrases that have been adopted into the popular English speech of the Galltacht.
Amádán applied to a foolish person
baírín a stick
bóirín a lane
bácóg an armful
bróg a boot
cipín a thin stick
círeóg a left handed person
ceólán applied to a small person
caírín Kate
cailín a young girl
duírín a hand-grip on the handle of a scythe
dállóg a blind for the eyes
gugger to drop potatoes into holes made by a pointed stick
gásún a young boy
gaffer " " "
gríosac ashes
lágaice sociable
lois used for digging with
locán a young pig
noigín a vessel made of wood
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2019-07-28 20:29
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Long ago the people used to walk very long distances because there were no motors, no buses, no trains, or no bicycles.
A man in my townland surnamed Lee walked to Longford to buy a wheel-barrow; when he had bought he thought he would buy a sack of meal; he bought the meal and put it on the wheel-barrow, and wheeled it home a distance of ten miles.
My great grandfather drove to Bundoran to the sea on a horse and car, and had four women, along with himself and a lot of bags of provisions. He started early in the morning and was there at night.
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2019-02-15 17:51
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In this district holly is placed on the mantlepiece and in the window for Christmas. On May Day mayflowers are scattered on the door step to keep away evil spirits. Pieces of bowood and laurel leaves are carried on palm Sunday.
These are never hung in the out houses.
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I
I am a true bred Irishman,
Stuart Douglas is my name,
And for to make a pound or two
By smuggling I was game.
II
I drove them over at all times
Early and late
'Till finally I was captured.
At the Bog meeting gate.
III
'Twas on the third day of July,
That the Warder came to me,
He said Arise up Douglas,
Your Judge you now must see.
IV
You've worked for Draffin,
And you've kept him in his land,
And now he would not bail you,
Nor he would not give a hand,
V
But Samuel Martin stood your friend,
The best of luck he'll have in the end,
For he'll have plenty of money
When Draffin will be broke.
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2019-01-11 22:53
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One night John Boyle and Martin Lafferty of Currasallagh were down the bogs and they heard a bull plunging in the drain. He followed them up the field and then he disappeared.
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2019-01-11 22:51
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There is a mound or "caiseal" in Michael Carney's field Currasallagh, Fisacul Ballaghadereen. It is the third field on the south side of the road which runs from Curasallagh to Killmovee. It is round in shape and it is supposed to be built by the Danes. It is not known whither anybody dug in it or not.
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2019-01-11 22:49
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On July the 8th in the year 1900 a terrible catastrophe occurred in Ballyheigue Bay. It fell on Sunday. Some boys and girls went for a pleasure trip in an open boat; there were six in number. When about half a mile from the shore they hoisted a sail, one of the ropes got entangled on top of the main mast the owner climbed the mast to release the rope, the weight overhead being too heavy; the boat overturned and its occupants fell into
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2018-12-31 14:23
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Whooping cough: - (1) Ask a man riding on a white Mare what he would recommend. And whatever he tells you to do, do it.
(2) Give a ferret some milk to drink and give whatever milk he leaves after him to the person who has the whooping cough.
(3) The person having whooping cough should cross three times under a donkeys belly.
(4) To get a snail, tie it up in a handkerchief and tie it under the persons neck who is suffering from the whooping cough and as the snail is failing the whooping cough is getting lighter.
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2018-12-31 14:20
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There was once a man in this village whom my father knew quite well. He dreamt that there was a crock of gold buried in a certain place in the village he took no notice of the dream but he dreamt the second time that the gold was there, so he went early in the morning and dug the soil and he came to a slate or stone. He lifted it and underneath was a crock. He took it up but to hi surprise it was filled not with gold but with pitch. All the old people said if he waited to dream the third time he would find the gold.
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2018-12-31 14:17
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Captain Murray known
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2018-12-31 14:17
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For the Feast of Corpus Christ
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2018-12-31 14:16
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rushes were placed on the windows and on the doorstep and a yellow flower was fixed in the form of a cross on the inside of windows.
Rushes were also used to thatch houses also heather supposed to be better than straw if fixed up properly but there was an art in doing it.
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2018-12-31 14:14
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On the road to Ballyvooney. The ruins of a very primitive Hospital are still to be seen. The "Dead House" is still standing. Fell into disuse when The Workhouse Hospital was built in Kilmac.
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2018-12-31 14:13
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Some monks were beheaded here and their heads were thrown into the stream. The most dreaded ghost in Munster was here except Petticoat Loose. Only the protection of SS Cuan and Brogan rendered wayfares secure against her. On one occasion she caught a tartas.
An Sprid
Tá coinneal agus connleóir ann agus cá bhfuis a leath ronn seain.
A fear
Muilleann oir tá [?] agus é ag seillead tall agus bhfuis agus tá
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2018-12-31 14:08
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100 years ago and she says it still is in a perfect state of preservation.
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2018-12-31 14:08
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In the village a man named Flynn carried on The Cooper trade. Firkins, tubs, barrels were made by him in the olden days. The creameries ruined his craft.
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2018-12-31 14:08
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There were several blacksmiths in the district, not only did they shoe horses but made farm implements as well. Since The Great War the farmers, at least the big
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2018-08-12 18:47
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The black-smiths in Desertgney, who were Willy Smith from Nailer's Row, Neil McLaughlin from Glebe, John O'Donnell from Park Avenue and George Doherty from Keelogs, made their own nails
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2018-08-12 18:46
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Paddy Doherty, who lived in Milltown over 60 years ago made spades, graips and implements for the farmers.
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2018-08-12 18:45
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Creels and potato-baskets are still made here from fine sally-rods boiled in a large pot, skinned and woven together. Dan McAliney, Hillside and James Bradley, Glebe, Desertegney make baskets for anyone that gives them an order.
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2018-08-04 13:16
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I live in the townsland of Coolaleena in the parish of Tubberclair and in the barony of Kilkenny West.
There are five houses and sixteen people. Three of them are slated cottages and two of them thatched. There are two people over seventy. There is only one old ruin of an old house.
The land in this district is mostly hilly and is upland. There is no bog land in it.
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2018-08-04 13:15
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I live in the townsland of Muckinagh it is in the parish of Tubberclair and in the barony of
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2018-08-04 13:14
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1. Everything has it and so has a needle.
Ans. A name.
2. Round the house, round the house, dragging her puddings after her.
Ans. A hen and her chickens.
3. Through the wood, and through the wood, and never touches the wood.
Ans. A knife in a man's pocket.
4. As black as ink, as white as milk hopping on the road like hail-stones.
Ans. A magpie.
5. As I went out on a dirty gap. I met my uncle David, I took off his cap and drank his blood, and left him lying easy.
Ans. A bottle of whiskey.
6. Through the wood, and through the wood and shakes the wood all over.
Ans. The wind.
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2018-08-02 16:30
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Treasure is supposed to be buried in the Castle of Killesk. On a moonlight night the moon shines in through some hole on a flag, and under this flag gold is supposed to be buried. One night two men went to dig in the castle for gold but did not find it. In recent years as a man named James Barron of Killesk was ploughing near the Connebar he found a bar of gold, also a gold breast-plate of a shield of a King.
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2018-08-02 16:06
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nans Hart.
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2018-08-02 16:05
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A story has been told of an ancient place in Tinnock commonly known as Poulmerryman. Merryman was the mans name. He was a robber. Tradition tells us that there is a cave there at the present day full of money. The spot is well known and is believed to contain some stolen treasures. It is very lonely spot now but many houses were there long ago. It is in the townsland of Tinnock on Mr. Patrick Flynns farm. It is said that one day a man was ploughing in the field. His horse sunk down in the mud and he could not be got up and he disappeared into the depths of the earth.
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2018-08-02 16:02
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corruption of the word Conghmar. There were gold found there some time ago by a man named James Barron of Killesk. There was a battle fought there in the time of Cromwell. In the Penal Days there was Mass said there, and the Mass stone remains to be seen there still. Long ago this stone was placed on a high piece of rock overlooking the Connebar, and one time the yeoman threw it down into the glen.
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2018-08-02 15:58
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There is another very interesting place in this district namely the Connebar. The connebar is a low lying glen covered with bushes and furze. Long ago the Connebar was a short cut from Killesk to Gleann Árb. The word Connebar is supposed to be the
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2018-08-02 15:56
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Killesk Castle is now the ruins of a castle which was built by the Normans. It is believed to contain some hidden treasures which consists of gold sovereigns. It is said that a big black bull is minding it. Long ago when the old people were hiding this money they sacrificed an animal or a person who was to come and guard the money, and a bull was killed to mind this treasure. Two men ventured to look for this money as they heard of it being there. They brought shovels and spades with them to dig for it but it was all in vain. This castle is situated in the townsland of Killesk on Mr Colfer's farm.
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2018-08-02 15:55
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There are certain days and months of the year which are said to be unlucky to get married on. It is unlucky to get married in May so, very few weddings take place in this month or on Shrove Tuesday. About fifty years ago boys used to dress up and go to the houses on the wedding day. Long ago they were called "Straw Boys," but nowaday they are called fools. They often done
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2018-08-02 15:54
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In a certain part of the country over seventy years ago, a couple got married on Shrove Tuesday. They travelled to the Church. When the wedding was over, they all went to the brides house for the breakfast. There were about twenty people at this wedding and they had great fun at the breakfast table. After the feast they held a big dance. The kind of dances that were held in those times were four-hand and eight-hand reels.
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2018-08-02 15:52
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her new home for the first time.
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2018-08-02 15:51
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There are six fairy forts in Dungimmon and one in Clonbockague.
The names of the ones in Dungimmon are James Coyle's, Owen Coyle's, Michal Monaghan's, Christhopher Reilly's and Phil Sheridan's.
Bartle Flynn owns the one in Clonbogue. They are all in view of each other. They all are circular in shape. There is a fence around each of them. Fairies are supposed to be living in them. There is a cat supposed to be in Pat Sheridan's fort.
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2018-08-02 15:49
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The most famous of the old Coach Roads and the one still to be traced on the ordinance maps is the old road leading from Dublin to Cork. It runs over high hills and through valleys for the most part in a straight line. From Dublin to a point one mile west of Bally-linen village. It has been taken in with the present road at Ballycormen. It is still to be seen taking a bee line for the Pike and from Glasna to Castle-Corner it remains as it was 200 years ago. The Coaches ran twice daily from Dublin to Cork.
The Coach was a four wheeled car covered in and resembling a large motor car. It carried from 8 to 10 passangers inside and from 6 to 8 outside. It was drawn by two horses. At intervals of 10 miles there were
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2018-07-27 11:07
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Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
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2018-07-27 11:05
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It was raining very heavyly when a poor man was walking along the road, but a kind man came along in a car and took him and brought him to his house.
I was late for school and the master kept me in at playtime.
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2018-07-27 11:04
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the Sacred Vessels rest.
Purificator - A square piece of linen with which the Priest purifies the Chalice and Paten.
Pall - A small square linen envenlope stiffned with cordbord which the priest covers the Chalice.
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Alter Cloths - There must be three cloths on the Alter for holy Mass. The Altar linen represents the linen in which Our Lords Body was wrapped for burial
Corporal - A piece of linen, about twelve inches square, which the Priest places on the Alter, and upon which
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2018-07-27 11:01
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justice to my character. When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then let my epitaph be written.
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2018-07-27 11:01
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The bigest of the patotos are cut in stits and are spread about a foot from each other, then the manure is spread over the potatoes and then they are covered in with clay with a plough.
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2018-07-27 11:00
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The potatoes are sown in ridges and drills.
The drills are made with a plough and the ridges are made with a spade. Wooden ploughs were used long ago. There are no wooden ploughs left now. Spades are only bought in shops.
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2018-07-27 10:58
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Let no man write my epitaph; for as no man who knows my motives dates now vindicate them, let now prejudice or ignorance asperse them. Let them rest in obscurity and peace my memory be lef in oblivion and my tomb remain uninscribed, until other times and other men do
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2018-07-27 10:57
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Early to bed early to rise.
Early to bed early to rise.
Early to bed early to rise.
Early to bed early to rise.
Early to bed early to rise.
Early to bed early to rise.
Early to bed early to rise.
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2018-07-27 10:56
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Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
Walking is good excercise.
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2018-07-27 10:50
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shovels, spades, axes and harrows. He shoes wheels in the air in a fixed place beside the forge. The sparks which fly about from the dust which lie so thickly on the floor of the forge. The smith's are always looked upon as desent people.
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2018-07-27 10:49
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in Causeway and it called the fair of the cross. It is held three weeks and three days before Christmas.
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2018-07-27 10:48
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of Ennismore was not divided into farms because Hewson owned it all. The Lordland had special powers over his tenants. Hewson would punish severly for things wrongly done but Lord-Listowel would not.
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2018-07-27 10:47
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Pancakes are made on Shrove Tuesday night, meat-pies are made during the Races and there is a special barne breack made for November night and there are several different kinds of bread made for Christmas.
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2018-07-27 10:46
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At evening the sun lingers over this last of old Europe, and there is a twilight longer than any twilight in the world, blue overhead and reddish golden on the horizon, so that you wonder if you have not died in some gentle afternoon sleep and are wandering now on the edge of the promised peaceful country.
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2018-07-27 10:44
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Still does wexford brood on that gory year when a priest fired the heather and the peasant army rose in indignation to people's wrongs, to trudge for a while from victory to victory. What if they were beaten on cruel Vinegar Hill? What if those stout hearts were pierced? They did not fail. They struck into the slow blood of their country a fire that never was quenched.
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2018-07-27 10:42
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Corrie corrie knob knob sick sick keep keep thorn thorn take take thorn thorn nettle nettle pneumonice pneumonice sprain sprain to to it it
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2018-07-27 10:41
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about him. Some say he was killed by foul means in the castle afterwards, and more say that he was set free, but that "Maípe Ruad" did not marry him.
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2018-07-27 10:39
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There are many games which people are interested in the following are spinning tops flogging tops. The principal games which I play are conquers marbles, hide and seek, The game of conquering is played
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2018-07-27 10:38
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by two boys having two conquers with holes in them and a piece of chord in them. Then the
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2018-07-27 10:37
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Why does the hen pick the tub? Answer, because she could not like it second.
Long legs crooked thighs small head and no eyes!
Answer, A tongs.
Third.
What stick does not grow in wood, Answer, A candle-stick. Fourth.
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2018-07-27 10:32
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half-penny, so he said that he would take the penny half-penny one, and leave him the two penny one.
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2018-07-27 10:31
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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
2. Half a loaf is better than know bread.
3. There is know smoke without a fire.
4. (Half a loaf is better than know bread)
5. All is not gold that glitters.
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2018-07-27 10:29
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1. Ceaparch Mór
2. Páirc an Righe
3. An cnoch bán
4. Gorc ách na súil
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There are several cures. One cure for a wart is, to come upon a stone when you would (not) be passing by with water in it. Another is if you met a snale and to rub him to it. The cure for cattle murraim is, to give them linced-oil, and salts, A cure for a horse
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2018-07-27 10:26
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times, to take all the butter-milk out of it.
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2018-07-27 10:26
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that would have a gripe is, a glass of turpentine.
A cure for a hen that would have the pip is about a spoonful of pariffin oil, it could be put in her food. The cure for a sheep that would have foot-rot is, a sup of butter-of-antony.
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2018-07-27 10:25
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Fairs in olden times were much like the fairs we have at present. The princaple fairs in this district are Innis, and Gort, there are fairs in other places round these are onely the big ones.
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2018-07-27 10:21
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1. As black as ink as white as milk hopping in the road like a hail-stone.
Answer A Magpie.
2. Jinnie in the side of the walk and Jinnie out side the wall and if you touch her she will bite you.
Answer A nittle.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:18
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failed to make peace. The Walshs had to retreat. The fair was stopped and no fair was held there sence.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:17
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My district is a farly large one. Their is about seven houses in it. The most of them are tatched and farly old houses. There is alot of rhunes of old houses in that it also, and the peole that were living in them are dead.
All the young
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:15
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motor-cares at that time. The Straw-Boys used to come in and dance there for a few hours.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:13
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The potatoes are sown during the months of March and April. The others are sown such as the landleagues, and flounder are sown in March these are the early varities, and in April the chanpions, and Kerpinks are sown then. The first thing the farmers dose with the field is to plough it, and then they harrowed it, and the drills are opened and manure is spread, and sometimes artifisel manure is used. Then the potatoes are under a pinch and after
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:11
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a while they are closed with a plough, and after a while they are leved out. They are softened, and they are raised with a plough, and are sprayed with a sprayind-maching. The potatoes are sprayed with a mixture of blue-stone and washing-soda disolved in water. The spraying-maching is made in France and made of coper.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:10
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We have a churn at home. It is a dash churn. It is about three feet high, and the dash
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:09
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Long ago the people had alot of cures. They had nearly a cure for every diseases. A black dogs toung to lick a sore would cure it. The old people used to say if a girl did not see her father she could cure a sore. A fox toung would cure a torn.
The old people used to kill a cock on Saint Martain day and they used but away the blood in a piece of wool and
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:06
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the price of them. He then offers a price, less than the owner asks, and the third party usually makes the bargain. When the buyer is paying the price of the stock the seller usually retrns a small portion of the price he receives , and this is called the luck-penny.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:05
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The name of this district is Crusheen the correct name is not Chrusheen but Inchi Cronan.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:04
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Ans:- The Outside.
19. Why was Adam's first day the longest?
Ans:- Because there was no Eve.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 10:01
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hand.
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2018-07-27 10:00
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2018-07-27 09:59
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A sailor was returning home on Christmas leave, but being temporarily detained at port, he sent home the parrot he was to give to his
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2018-07-27 09:58
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It is circular in shape and is surrounded by a high mound. It is said that in the days when catholic priests were not allowed to worship in the chapel it is here that they celebrated mass.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:58
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Sam Mc Murray, Robert Gray, and Robert Guinn are all good poets they can make songs or dances and concerts. They compose them in English.
They occasionally complete one with the other privately and help one another at making songs.
One man is a farmer and the others carpenters. They make their songs at night. They are all good scholars. Their songs are sung all over the district.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:56
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The old people still tell stories about the Great Famine of 1846-47. The people died
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:55
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said he would take his death o' cowld.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:51
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A treasure is hidden in my district, and it is gold. Some of it was found by a man named John Levis. The man is dead now but his children are living. The ground where the gold was found was empty underneath. It was found in a place called the Reen. It is owned now by Corneilus Lucey.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:50
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A hidden treasure was found in Gunpoint by Mr. Calahane; it it was gold. I do not know what was its value. It was got in a strand.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:49
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A nettle and wild sage would cure rheumatism. It was thought that if a person, who was born before his father died, blew three times into a person's throat, the person would be cured from sore throat.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:36
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There are thirteen eggs in a clutch. An uneven number of eggs is always lucky. In three weeks the chickens and young turkeys are hatched. While the
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:27
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"Good night my honest neighbours
Ill call to see you soon
I'll cross the hills of Sievenamon
Where brightly shines the moon.
Ill seek the woods of lone Glen gowel.
Or some old rock or cave
But now he lies in sweet Kilcash
And fills a rebels grave"
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:20
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A man named Madden was shot in Killurney wood some years ago. Although mortally wounded he dragged himself to a neighbouring house and told the names of his assailants (the Coady's) who were afterwards hanged in Clonmel. As Coady was brought out to the scoffold he tried to shoe his excutioner from
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:18
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The Lios is situated in Templetney by the roadside and it is about ten feet in height and about eighteen feet round. It is shaped like a cup inverted on a saucer. There are briars and trees and ahzel trees growing all around it. The Lios is made of brown clay and stones and there is thick grass growing all around the middle of the Lios. The cows never eat this grass because it is squitch grass. Mr. Power took a tree which was knocked by the wind away from the Lios and his best cow died shortly after.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:16
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the latform with intent to kill him. A priest had to bring him (Condy) back again and prepare him to meet his God without murder in his heart.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:15
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Buachláns are very harmful to the land because they spread all around and because they weaken the soil.
Dock roots are very harmful to the land , but the red rooted dock root will cure pains.
Daisies would grow anywhere, but are bad for the land.
Nettles are bad for the land.
The squitch grass in the tillage land and crow foot and the Presach in the ordinary are the most harmful weeds.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:13
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At this time of the year the people are busy digging out the potatoes. First they are dug and gathered into buvkets or baskets. When the buckets or baskets are full, they are brought to the centre of the garden, where heaps are made of the potatoes. These heaps are called "pits". The pits have to be covered well to prevent frost and rain from getting into them. They are covered first
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:12
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When you are making a pit you must dig a trench two and a half feet wide and about eight inches deep. You can have a pit as long as you like according too the amount of potatoes you have to put in it. Then fill up the pit with potatoes when you have them settled off, that is the little potatoes set aside for seed.
Dig the clay around the pit. Then shovel it up against the side of the pit about a foot of clay in deth. When the clay is abou two feet high it must be walked all round to make it firm. Then put on a further two feet and walk on it aain and so on till the pit is finished.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:10
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with clay then with hay, and then weeds.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:09
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Once upon a time there were two men called Big Jack and Little Jack. Big Jack was very rich and Little Jack was poor. In the spring time Big Jack was ploughing with his five houses and Little Jack had only one horse and he could not do any ploughing. It was getting late in the spring and Big Jack went to Little Jack and told him he would give him his five horses to pough. Little Jack went the next morning for Big Jack's horses and tackled them up and went ploughing his land.
Little Jack was a great ploughman and Big Jack was a bad ploughman. Big Jack came watching LIttle Jack ploughing. He was doing it so nice Big Jack got mad to him. Little Jack saw Big Jack peeping through the bushes and Little Jack came to the headland and said "huboff! my six horses." Big Jack was mad and said "if you say that again I will take my orses off you." Bye and bye Little Jack said again "huboff my six horses." Big Jack came in, and took away his five horses
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:05
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Long ago there lived an old in Lisnaturbrid. He had a lot of money and he would not give it to any one. Before he died he dug three graves in the Liss. He put the money into one of the graves and covered it up and covered the second grave. Then he [?] himself into the third grave. My father and Mich Quirke tried to get the money one day but as fast as they were digging the clay was falling in again and they had to give up.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:03
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Once upon a time a man from the hill stole a bag of sovereigns. He was nearly captured by the soldiers and he ran to the "majors gate" which is beside the road in Ballyrockane. He buried the money under a big stone.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 09:01
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and saw a cripple standing in the middle of the dust, he ran as fast as he could till he came to the ditch. Then he turned back and saw the cripple coming nearer to him then ran away and saw no more of the cripple.
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 08:56
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In a field near where I live a major dwelt about a hundred year's ago and it is told that he has his money hidden in a field where there are three moats. He hid the money in the money in the big moat.
About fourteen years ago a man Bill Reilly made an attempt to get the treasure. When he started digging he saw a cloud of black dust on the top of the moat. He looked up into the dust
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2018-07-27 08:55
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2018-07-27 08:52
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2018-07-27 08:48
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Paddy Drury was going down William Street one day and he saw a man looking out the top window of a two storey high house. Paddy went over to him and said "That is a
senior member (history)
2018-07-27 08:44
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One day Paddy Drury was out n the country and he was working for this woman and she gave him a plate of soup and a small puece of meat. The woman looked at Paddy and said "Why aren't you eating?" and Paddy said he was waiting for the tide to go our to get at the meat.
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2018-07-27 08:44
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One day Paddy Drury was invited to a party. The number of guests was four and the meat they had to eat was the meeat of a boor and when addy saw the meat he said O Lord on high, who rules the sky, look down upon us four and give us meat that we can eat and take away the boar.
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2018-07-27 08:40
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2018-07-26 14:40
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At sunset if the cattle go away from the gate to the end of the farm you can be sure of good weather.
If you hear the crickets sing very noisily you can be sure of rain.
If you see a dog eating green grass you may expect
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 14:39
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Nettles are for purifying the blood. Trefoil if a man holds trefoil in his hand, he cannot be hurt by a lion or a venemous beast. Garlic is a cure for colic. Dandelion is a cure for wind in the stomach. Ghlas na Coille is a cure for a rash in the skins of children.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 14:38
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One time when a couple for marriage were leaving the house some one would have to fling the tongs after them for good luck.
When they were coming home they would have a big race on their horses. The one
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 14:37
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Long ago there was a big famine in Ireland. It killed thousands of people and cattle because they had nothing to eat. After some time the people had nothing to eat but potatoes. The blight appeared on the stalks and ruined the potato crop. The
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 14:35
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There is a forge in the village of Graffy. It is about a half a mile from my house. The door of every forge should be made like a horse-shoe. It should have a cement roof on it. The track of an old forge is very unlucky place to build a new house. If a
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 14:34
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There are many people travelling through Ireland. They are known as tinkers and gypsies. The tinkers have a very hard time because they are always hungary. They keep moving about from place to place.
The women beg for food such as, flour, milk, tea, and sugar. The men beg for hay
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 14:30
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Manus went out one evening, and he heard the people saying get a horse for me, a horse for me, and Manus said get a horse for me. He went a riding on a boocoolane and he went to Spain and france and to Rome. He asked them what was this and, an old man said it was the
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 14:29
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These are the most harmful weeds that grow on my father's land in Channonrock, Louth, Co. Louth: Chicken-
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2018-07-26 13:19
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and would want a raise in your pay so you will get ten shillings more next week. That evening the man put the leipreachans into the back of the car and they got home safely to the hills.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 13:19
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I heard of a man who found the sole of a Leiprechan's shoe while he was minding cows and he forgot to take it home with him and when he went to get it next day there was no trace of it to be found.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 13:18
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Another name for the Leipreachan is the Cluireachan. There lived a Leipreachan in the land of Daniel Sullivan's. He wore a red cap, a black swallow tale coat, a long pair of grey stockings with black stripes, and a pair of narrow shoes with turned-up tops. He lived in the bushes that grew in the fort.
One of the Sullivans were cutting bushes one day and he cut off his finger. He left the rest of the bushes after him and went to France to fight and was killed.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 13:16
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There were four chuchyards in the parish in olden times. There are two ruined churches in the parish now one in Killmurry and the other in Kilbonane. Some of the unbaptised children were often buried at home.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 13:15
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Lord's sword may be stuck in the door until morning."
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 13:13
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Long ago when my mother used to make butter she made it in a standing churn which had a cover with a hole in the centre. Through this hole went a long stick like the handle of a brush with a round piece of wood at the end called a dash. When the cream was poured into the churn the cover was put on and my
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2018-07-26 13:12
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2018-07-26 13:10
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the Fort called Charles Fort which is opposite the Old Fort was build in honour of his brother Charles.
The land is fairly good. There is not wood growing in it. There is one important river flowing passed the townland of Castlepark and it is called the Bandon River.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 13:09
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There are six families in the townland of Kilnadoona approximately twenty four persons. They are nearly all young or middle aged. There is
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2018-07-26 13:02
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During the famine a lot of people died of starvation in my district of Castledargon. The only thing the people had to eat was grass and cabbage boiled on water without bacon. This killed more than it gave relief to. They had no clothes to wear only meal bags and a string around them to keep up the bags. The people were evicted out of their houses and died on the roadway and under the hedges.
The people never heard of Cromwell visiting my district of Castledargon. They never heard of how he died or where he was killed.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 13:02
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In the year 46 the famine occured in my district of Castledargan. In that year all the crops failed and the people were starving of hunger. They were almost double the population that time than now. The people in '48 not alone died in their own homes but in the
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2018-07-26 13:01
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articals worth of hundreds of pounds in Ballyoughtera graveyard and he would not tell where they were so he was shot by the Fitzgeralds.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 12:26
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On Saint Brigets night the people used to stay up late and leave they door un locked and they used to put down a good fire, and they used to put up a cross on the roof of house also. On Shrove Tuesday they used to make pan cakes and ring-cakes also. In olden times the people used not give milk away because it used to be said that they would take
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 12:24
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In olden times fairs were held nearly in every Village. Their were land-lords and stock masters in the country at that time. They used to hold large
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 12:24
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the butter.
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2018-07-26 12:23
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2018-07-26 12:21
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Clog Stuca is the name of a rock inour farm. It is about seven feet high. It is in the shape of a rectangular. There is a ridge around it. It is about four feet above the field. It is standing straight. Flat on one side and and round on the other. The top is pointed
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 12:19
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There is a mound in Rahugh. It is situated in a field near where the where the monastery was long ago. There is a story told about it, that the Rylands and Bagnalls dug into it one night. They found that it was empty inside but they were hunted out of it by things in the shape of butterflies.
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2018-07-26 12:18
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It has two appartments, the kitchen is divided from the room by a few boards. There is an old fashioned bed of wood in the room. There are two holes in the wall for rush-candles, and the fire is down in a hole.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 12:16
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a shepherd and his dog?
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2018-07-26 12:15
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"Funny Stories"
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2018-07-26 12:14
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house before they go fishing. They carry a bottle of holy water with them to save them from drowning.
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2018-07-26 12:12
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We own a field called the "Fort field." There is a large fort at one end of it. In olden times The Danes took refuge in these forts. In our farm there is also a field known as "The Kill Field", it is called so because at one time lime was burned there. About a mile from our home is a river called the "Ballyackey River."
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2018-07-26 11:42
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The big-field, the white-field, Folys, the fort-field, the house field, the Bridge field, the Well field, the Castle field, all these are names of our fields.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 11:40
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The most usual times for marriages are, During Shrove, on Shrove Tuesday.
The unlucky days are:- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The unlucky months are:- Advent and Lent.
A wedding feast is held in the girls' house.
Wives used to mount the horses behind the husband.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 11:38
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Long ago, Flax candle making, churning, basket-weaving, wheel spinning, lime kiln and fishing was carried out.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 11:37
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Schooling was carried on in farmers' houses.
Teachers lodged then in farmers houses.
Irish was not taught.
Writing was done by painted feathers.
There were black boards.
There were hedge schools.
In [?] Village the hedge schools were.
Ped Prenderville and a few others taught in these schools.
Half a crown a week and their supper was their pay.
Every scholar learned Arthmetic, Reading, Writing and Geography.
senior member (history)
2018-07-26 11:31
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A great sign of rain is when the mountains appear near.
The swallows fly low.
The wind geese leave the sea and fly towards the north for stormy weather.
Evening grey and morning red is the sign of a very bad day.
The swallows fly high.
The ducks are very quiet.
When two cats are fighting on the stairs it is said that a storm is to come.
Morning grey and evening red is a sure sign of a good day.
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2018-07-26 11:30
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2018-07-26 11:29
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It is stated that gold is hidden in the north of Tralee Golf links.
One night a person in the district dreamt that gold was hidden in a cave there.The rumour was spread and a number of people gathered and started to dig.
At first the task seemed in vain, but soon, the spectators were surprised to see shining caskets and on opening them, they found a quantity of gold. This happened about sixty years ago.
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2018-07-24 17:00
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A great game is played on Shrove night which is commonly called Scelig night. All the boys gather together and make srócach. It is put up on a house where there is a girl or boy who is of a marriagable age and has not succeeded in getting a partner.
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2018-07-24 16:59
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It is said that Monday is a very unlucky day. It is said that people should never change into a new house on Monday. People
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2018-07-24 16:58
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Hide and go seek is played as follows. A crowd of girls go a hide and one girl goes to seek them. The first girl she finds goes and seeks the rest. Block is much the same as hide and go seek.
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2018-07-24 16:48
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1. Electors pay attention and listen for a while,
'Till I tell you of the changes that are made in Erin's Isle,
The election of new councellors to represent us in our cause,
To amend the state of Ireland, to ritefy her laws.
2. I must ask you to assemble in ernest not for sport,
To elect a true born patriot, for the division of Warrens Court,
The man that I refer to is a man of ancient fame,
A famous '67 man and O'ellahony is his name.
3. Be ready in yer thousands upon the polling day,
From Kenneighs methodist round tower, to the castle
senior member (history)
2018-07-24 16:45
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2018-07-24 16:45
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Some time ago, it must have been over a hundred years ago, there lived here in this locality a man by the name of Paddy O'Leary. He was better known as (Pádraig na bPucaí) as he always said he used to be with the fairies playing football by night, and he used also meet funerals on the road at night driving a horse and cart, and he would pull into the dyke
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2018-07-24 16:29
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2018-07-24 16:28
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I am nearby broken hearted,
Since I my true love parted,
I'm going to share the blessings
of the free.
To brave those mighty waters
that bore young Erin's Daughters
Far from home and friends,
and all thats dear to me.
Chorus
But now she's gone and left me
senior member (history)
2018-07-24 16:24
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He was thunder-stricken by lightening,
When he heard the horn sound.
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2018-07-24 15:49
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is said there is a crock of gold hidden there and she was always minding it.
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2018-07-24 15:49
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was putting out the cows. She was thinking of the treasure in the field and hoping that she might be the lucky one.
A witch appeared to her and told her that she would never get the treasure, but some strange man would get it, when the bush would be cut down. But to this day the bush has not been cut because it is said if the bush was knocked the with would come and haunt the house.
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2018-07-24 15:48
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home from a neighbour's house one night and she saw a white figure over the hold. This field which I am talking about is three fields from Darcy's house in the townsland of Ullard.
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2018-07-24 15:48
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Nearly every district has its own story about hidden treasures. My father told me about this treasure and I am going to tell you about it now. The treasure which is buried about a quarter of a mile from our house in the middle of Fenlon's bush field consists of money and valuable articles.
One day an old woman named Beebee Fenlon, Tinnacouse
senior member (history)
2018-07-24 15:47
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was seen around the house.
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2018-07-23 22:58
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About the year 1892 or 1893 there was an old forge in Duckett's Grove. The owners of the forge was Mr. Byrne. He used to make ploughs and harrows in it. There were three men working in it namely. Mr. Byrne, Mr. Ryan, and Mr. Nolan. It was one of the largest forges around the district. After some years it was turned into an outoffice and then after a long time a storm arose, and blew it down.
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2018-07-23 22:57
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There was an old lime kiln the ruins of which still remain and are to be seen, in use about the middle
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2018-07-23 22:56
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In Carlow town we have one of the finest basket makers in Ireland, a family named Fitzgeralds. There are three boys, and one girl, and each member of the family can make anything from a child's cot to an arm chair.
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2018-07-23 22:49
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This is how the starch was made. Good size potatoes were got and peeled. The peeled potatoes were grated with a grater. They were then strained through a strainer. This was repeated several times and the liquid was put aside to settle down. The sediment in the bottom of the water was used as starch.
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2018-07-23 22:47
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In former times, shoemaking was a tradition in the family as the father taught the sons the trade of making boots. In early days of shoemaking no nails or rivets were used as they were not known. All boots had to be sown with wax threads which were also made by shoemakers. Clogs were also made in this district and are still worn. This was a local industry as all the material used in the making of these clogs was obtained in the district. The town had three tanneries which produced all classes of leather from cowhides.
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2018-07-23 22:43
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shoes.
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2018-07-23 22:42
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2018-07-23 22:16
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2018-07-23 22:16
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2018-07-23 22:08
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Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
Health is better than riches.
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2018-07-23 21:53
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There are potatoes grown in our farm. The are about an acre of ground sown under the potatoes each year. We do not have the same amount of potatoes each year. My father prepared the ground for the potatoes. The ground is not manured before it is turned
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2018-07-23 21:51
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Dear Miss Bleahen,
We are forwarding you the catalogue which you requested and we hope you will find what you desire in it and send us your
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2018-07-23 21:42
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you would get four of these for a penny. Each bar was about three inches long and an inch wide. She made them herself.
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2018-07-23 21:42
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4. . There was an old man from Moybella Liseltin and his name was William Diggin and he used make porridge out of yellow meal and salt and creamery milk.
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2018-07-23 21:42
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5 Once Mr. Rice from Moybella Liseltin had several men digging potatoes. He had awarded a gm of Tobacco to whoever would get the biggest potato. William Diggin was among them and he took up a potato and cut it into four parts, then he got another potato and quartered it. Then he tied this potato with a piece of cord. Then he did the same with another potato. The potato was undoubtedly very big so he got the gm of Tobacco.
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2018-07-23 21:41
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1. Long long ago there was a man by the name of Mr. Stack. He made candles out of rush and fat. He got the white out of the rush and caught the two ends and he would roll it around and around till he had a candle made.
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2018-07-23 21:41
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3. At the foot of the railway Bridge Listowel there was an old house before. This house is knocked down for about six years. The woman who owned it was going by the name of White. Her real name is unknown. She had a small shop with a very tiny window. When you would go into the kitchen you would see the counter on the right, behind which she was generally knitting or sowing. There was a small room in the house . She used to sell sweets. One thing that made her popular was that she used sell large toffe-bars.
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2018-07-23 21:41
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2. Long long ago there was a nailer in Church Street. His name was Jackie the nailer. My father knew him well-he had a man working with him. His name was Jim Quirke and he was a fat man.
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2018-07-23 21:36
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An old woman, who lived in this village often told that Owen Roe ONeill's body was burned in line at the Quay, Askeaton.
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2018-07-23 21:34
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Gortlee, Temple Doughlas, Aughininshon, the Churchyary, the Workhouse graveyard, the Convert graveyard and the Cathedral graveyard. Only Priests and Bishops are buried in the latter. The Work-house graveyard is not in use now. Unbaptised children are buried outside the walls of the cemetry. Conwall graveyard is the grave of an Irish soldier. Local tradition says that Godfrey O Donnell is buried in Conwell graveyard.
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2018-07-23 21:32
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There are many people buried in the Conwall Temple Douglas, Leck, graveyards. There is an old graveyard called old Conwall. Some people be buried in the old graveyard yet, they like to be buried where their fathers and mothers are build. There is no graveyard for unbaptized
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2018-07-23 21:30
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There was a great battle fought between the evictions of Glen Veigh and Odare the English man. He wanted to get shooting on the hill and the people would not let him, because if he and his followers got up on the hill they would shoot the people's sheep and goats, so he got a gang of English troopers, and they took the people out of their houses and shot them.
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2018-07-23 21:29
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by children, but they bury them out side the consecrated ground.
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2018-07-23 21:28
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There was a bo battle fought between the O'Neill's and the O Donnells. The battle was fough near the Port Bridge. Godfrey.
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2018-07-23 20:40
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South East wind brings the most rain in this district.
A Fog over the Kings River in Summer is a sign of fine weather, but a River Fog in Winter is a sign of bad weather.
When the hens are always picking themselves it is a sign of rain, and when you see a lot of hens going out in the yard together it is a sign of fine weather.
When the crows are sawing and flying into their nests it is a sign of rain.
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2018-07-23 20:27
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at the fair of Ardee,
I saw an old lark in the air
sailing to the fair of Macroom
And a blind carpenter and he driving
a nail in the moon
Those wonders being great and all
without telling no lie
And where's the man born that's seen
so many wonders as I.
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2018-07-23 20:24
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Patience is a virtue have it if you can,
Always in a woman but never in a man.
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2018-07-23 20:24
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All the men and money from here to Naas,
Would'nt put a decent nose on an old Skinner's face.
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2018-07-23 19:39
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If the clouds be black or dark grey.
If there be a north-east or easterly wind in Spring.
If the clouds rise and float in different directions.
If the birds be silent.
If a morning fog forms into clouds.
If the wind is hushed with sudden heat.
If there is sheet lighting.
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2018-07-23 19:32
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If birds arrive early from colder lands.
If the wind blows from the north-east in Winter.
If there is a dark grey sky with a south wind.
If the fire burns brightly.
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2018-07-23 19:31
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a young married girl.
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2018-07-23 19:30
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in some other bird's nest.
Some people say that a drop of our Saviour's blood fell on the robin's breast and that is why he has a red breast.
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2018-07-23 19:30
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Decent in patches like the tinker's apron.
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2018-07-23 19:29
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Get a potato cut it into q equal parts and rub each part on the wart 3 times i the form of a cross. Then roll them up in a piece of paper and throw them away (or leave them at a cross-roads)
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2018-07-23 19:27
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A cure for the toothache is to go to a funeral of a man who died with the toothache.
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2018-07-23 19:21
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Long ago people used not wear boots until they were going to get married. Nowadays children go barefooted in Summer and wear boots in Winter. They do not go barefooted to Mass or to town.
Long ago people used to believe that if they wore stockings to bed the fairies would come during the night and steal them away leaving someone else in their place. They also believed if they did not put a coal in the water after washing their feet the fairies would come and leave them without water during the coming year.
Boots are repaired and made in this district. There are the names of two shoe
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2018-07-23 19:19
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The milk of the seven sisters is a cure for warts.
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2018-07-23 19:18
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of the fright until he died.
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2018-07-23 19:18
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Long ago an old man was dying. When he was making his will he left nothing to his wife. When she saw the will that was made she told the attorney not to take any notice of him that he had his senses lost with many years. In a moment he changed his mind and mad another will and left everything to his wife. When the wife knew that she looked at the old man and said " I wouldn't doubt you old man sensible to the last."
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2018-07-23 19:15
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One day Dick Savage and Maurice Wolfe were walking along the streets of Tralee. There was a little girl walking between them. A man saw them and he said to his wife "Isn't that an awful place to have a child between a savage and a wolf."
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2018-07-23 19:15
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Bob Sullivan was a postman. He lived in Knockaderry with his mother in a little thatched house. Both of them were very yellow in complexion. Sometimes he had to carry the post to Ballyhar. One day he got tea in a house there. When he came home he was telling his mother about it. She said "How well they knew you Bob." He laughed and said "Muise mother shure any wan that would know the hin would know the shicken".
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2018-07-23 19:15
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I wouldn't care at all
If there never grew a pratie
In Skahies or Goulane.
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2018-07-23 19:14
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Long ago Murt Broderick was going to a funeral of a man who lived in Currow. He did not know where the man's house was. When he was approaching the place he met a man and he said "where around here does the dead man live."
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2018-07-23 19:14
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Once there lived a man named Dennis Grady. He was friends with a certain girl but she didn't want to marry him. Then he made a little rhyme like this
Oh! then if she would marry me,
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2018-07-23 19:14
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One day a woman washed clothes and put them out on a bush to dry. The hedge was by the roadside. An old beggarman was walking along the road and he had a very dirty shirt on him. There was a neat clean shirt on one of the bushes. He walked over to the bush and said "I'll swap you shirts." He took off his old shirt and he hung it on the bush and put on the other shirt. Then he walked away very pleased with himself.
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2018-07-23 19:13
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Firies) because he never sold a bit of straight cord."
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2018-07-23 19:08
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One day a little boy named Paddy Carey did a sum at school. The master said "You're out a halfpenny." Paddy stood up and said "By gor then 'tis a mane man that would talk about an oul halfpenny"
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2018-07-23 19:08
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Once there lived a man by the name of Johnny Roche in Kilnanare. He was a handy man. One time he tried to build a house. He bought a cord for to measure the walls of it. When he had a good part of the wall built he noticed it was getting crooked. A man named John Sullivan was walking along the road and he said "Your wall is a bit crooked Johnny" Johnny was very angry and he said " I wouldn't doubt Mick Flurry (of
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2018-07-23 19:08
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One day a woman called her husband to his dinner. She had a very large plate of sauce and a very small bit of fish ready for him. When he came in he sat down near the table and began looking at the plate of sauce. The woman said "Why aren't you eating" He said " I must wait until the tide goes out". "I want to catch the fish".
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2018-07-23 19:07
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Daniel Buckley was a porter at Molahiffe Station. He was talking to a priest and they saw William Fitzgerald coming along the road. "I bet you" said Dan "that this man cannot speak three words without cursing". "Shurely" said the priest "he won't curse opposite me". When Billy landed to the place
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2018-07-23 19:07
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Once a man was lodging in a house for a night. When he got up in the morning the woman of the house asked him had he a good night's sleep. "I didn't sleep a wink" said he "because the bed was ate with fleas". "I thought " said the woman "that there wasn't a single flea in that bed" "Tis true for you mam because they are all married and have big families" said he.
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2018-07-23 19:07
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One day an old woman was walking along a road with a bag of potatoes on her back. She got a drive in a horse's car. When she got into the car she kept the bag on her back all the time. The man said "Why dont you put the bag of potatoes on the car". "Ah!"said she "I wouldn't like to be putting the weight on the poor horse".
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2018-07-23 19:05
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2) Another day the same beggar went into a house in Currans and he got a plate of soup and a small piece of meat. Whilst he was eating the woman of the house put on reading glasses. "Come here mam" said he "would you tell me what are the specs for". "Oh don't you know to make things bigger". "Great God mam" said he "would you mind lending them to me to make the piece of meat bigger"
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2018-07-23 19:05
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1) Once a beggar was going into a convent and he met the Rev Mother. He asked her for alms. After a while the Rev Mother said to him "what is the best way to save your soul". "O", said the beggar " to walk on your heels".
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2018-07-23 19:04
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John Breen of Killeagh was a labouring man. He was employed by a small farmer who lived on the mountain outside Castleisland. The farmer had a very small house. There was but one appartment in it. The first night John went there, there was a cow sick in the house and she was tied to the door. John slept on a bed of straw near the fire. The woman of the house was sitting on a chair near the fire minding the cow. The man of the house was asleep upon the table. John could not sleep. During the night the woman said to him "what good are you John Breen why don't you tell me a story. John was annoyed and he said "I have not any story to tell but I will have a story to tell in the next house I will go to.
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Continued
if I don't curse I'll burst" said Harry.
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2018-07-23 19:03
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Once a man from Dingle was working by an English farmer. He only knew a few words of the English language. One day the farmer sent him out to count the cows. When he came home the farmer asked him how many cows were there. He said "tin ba leath time and wan."
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2018-07-23 19:03
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Once there lived in Molahiffe a man by the name of James OShea. A neighbour of his name Nicholas Browne was after dying. He knew that he would get the clothes. He went to James Browne the tailor and said, "James, it wouldn't be any harm to make the clothes a bit bigger for Nicholas".
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2018-07-23 19:03
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One day two old women were talking. One of them said "I had a letter from my daughter this morning and she said that she would send a Kerry cow if the post was big enough but she never said a word about sending the price of her".
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2018-07-23 19:03
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Harry Paterson, Castleisland was an awful man for cursing. One day when he was in the height of his cursing a man told him to stop cursing. "Ah! what man shure
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2018-07-23 19:02
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One night a man came home from a fair and he was drunk. When he began eating his supper his wife started fighting him because he spent all his money. When they were fighting for a while the old man got very vexed. They were making such a lot of noise that the old man said "Will you throw out the cat know would he bark".
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2018-07-23 19:02
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a man's skull to prove to the student that he knew something about skulls and bones, as there is a difference between a man's and a woman's skull. He bought the skull to the wake and won his pound.
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2018-07-23 19:02
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One day a man was beating an ass and another man said "stop it dont you know
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2018-07-23 19:02
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One evening an old woman ran out of meal but she waited until next morning. She arose early and went into one of her neighbours houses for the meal. She was in such a hurry that she said. " I left the day before the house and I left Paddy wide opened and the door in bed."
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2018-07-23 19:01
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Once an old woman got sick and she went to the doctor. He gave her a plaster and said "when you go home put that on your chest". After a few days she came again and the doctor asked her how did she feel. "I couldnt get any chest doctor but I put it on a box and I'm just as bad as ever" said she.
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2018-07-23 19:01
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One day a man was digging potatoes. He had a shoe on the left leg but he had no shoe on the right leg. A man was passing by and he said "Why dont you put the shoe on the right leg and let the other leg barefoot". "The right leg is alright too because it has the riding" said he.
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2018-07-23 19:01
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One day a publican by the name of J.P. O'Sullivan said to Dan Sullivan, "I'll give you a pint of porter if you pull the cork off that bottle." He tried to take off the cork but couldn't. Then he said "by gor then I'll pull it up even if I have to shove it down into it."
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2018-07-23 19:01
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Two little boys went to the seaside one day riding on an ass. They took the winkers off the donkey while they were taking a swim. When they had the swim taken they tried to put the winkers on the ass but he wouldn't open his mouth so they couldn't put in the mouthpiece. "What shall we do now" said one of them. " I suppose we must wait until the infernal brute yawns" said the other.
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2018-07-23 19:00
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One day two old women were talking about their sons who were fighting in the African war. One of them said "I had a letter from my son this morning and he said they were making a shift for Ladysmith." "I'm afraid it is a queer shift they will make for her because my son could not even sew in a button before he left home" said the other.
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2018-07-23 19:00
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compensation and got it. Then he went to the solicitor for his money. The solicitor handed him a few pounds and kept the most of the money for his own payment. "Tell me sir was it you or I fell off the ladder." said Jack.
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2018-07-23 19:00
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One day a man was thatching and he fell off a ladder. He went in for
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2018-07-23 19:00
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Once there lived a man who was out every night without light. One night he saw a guard coming towards him. He took the donkey from the car and tied him to the heels. He began pulling the car himself. When the guard asked him where was his light he said "go and speak to the driver".
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2018-07-23 19:00
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One day a Department Inspector was going along a road in his motor car. He saw a servant working in a garden inside a wall. He said to the servant "What crop is that". The boy said that he did not know. "There isn't much between you and an ass" said the Inspector. "Nothing sir only the bare wall" said the boy.
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2018-07-23 18:59
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One day a man and his wife were scolding each other. The man said "if you say another crooked word Mary I'll kill you". She said "rams horn Johnny".
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2018-07-23 18:58
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When people are closing a grave they should be very exact how they handle the bones. There was a man closing a grave once and he kicked in a skull. That night he was sitting near the fire at home. He was up late. A man came in. The man inside offered him tea and lodging for the night. The man said it was his skull he kicked into the grave and that he would do him no harm when he was so nice to him but not to do it again. The man got a great fright and went off to bed quickly.
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2018-07-23 18:58
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The Roches in Castleislan were making a new tomb in Kilsarcon Church. They had some stones left after an old tomb and they took these away and built a lime kiln for a man named Loughlin. That night there was a light seen leaving Kilsarcon Church and going towards the kiln. In the morning the kiln was knocked. They built it again and it was knocked. They built it a third time and it was knocked again. Then they drew back the stones to the Church and built the kiln with other stones and it fell no more.
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2018-07-23 18:57
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A man came home drunk one night. His wife began scolding him. When his wife was getting the better of him in the argument he caught a pigs head that was on the table threw on the ground and said Isn't there enough listening to without you having your ear cocked.
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2018-07-23 18:57
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Once there lived in Castleisland a man by the name of John Barry. He sold news papers. He was very poor and he badly wanted a suit of clothes. He thought of a plan. A neighbour of his was just after dying. He went to the window of the house where the man lived and said "Mary give my clothes to Jack Barry the man that sells the news papers." Mary thought it was her dead husband that was speaking and she gave the clothes to Jack.
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(2) One day a motor car knocked a man. He was a very greedy man and he tried to get money every way that he could. He was not hurt after the accident but he told the judge that he was. "What is wrong with you" asked the judge. "I can't lift my hand any higher than that" said the man lifting his hand a small bit. "How high could you lift it before before the accident" said the judge. "I could lift it as high as that", said the man lifting his hand high above his head. The man forgot that he could only lift it a small bit, so he had to pay a big sum of money.
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(1) One day two boys went to school. One fellow's name was Tom and the other boy's name was Jack. When they went into the school the master asked the first boy his name, the boy answered , "Tom, sir". "You should say Thomas", said the master "and not Tom". Then the master asked the second boy his name. The boy answered "Jackas, sir".
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2018-07-23 18:47
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3. Two old women lived long ago and one of them said "the help of God is nearer than the door" The other one said that it was not and she got up to walk to the door and before she got there she fell and broke her leg.
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2. There was a man there long ago named Diarmuideen. He was supposed to be with the good people. At time he used to disappear altogether. One night there was a wedding. The good people meant to carry off the girl if she would sneeze three times without anyone saying "God Bless us". The good people would have her then. They were up on the rafters watching. She sneezed twice. No one said "God bless us". She sneezed the third time. "Wisha, God Bless us", said Diarmuideen "as no other one would say it for you", and he fell down on the floor and Diarmuideen no longer belonged to the good people.
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a while somebody drew out the briar, and the following day it was drawn on a stone that was close by. It is called the truelovers' knot.
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2018-07-23 18:47
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There was another man who pretended to have bad sight. He wanted to get the blind pension. He went to the doctor and the doctor said "you haven't bad sight". The man said "do you see that peg on the wall". "I do " said the doctor. "Well I don't see that at all" said the man.
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2018-07-23 18:46
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There was an old man long ago. His wife kept his pants well patched. When she died he married again. His second wife was so lazy that when his pants was torn she only gathered the holes together and tied it with a cord. When he saw the pants tied with the cord he said may the Lord have mercy on patch upon patch, but bad luck to the tie hole.
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2018-07-23 18:46
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3. Long ago there lived an old tailor. Every day he used be sewing on a table. He had a. farm also. One evening as his cows were being milked a woman came into his shop. She wanted a coal to light a fire. Under his table there was a cool full of cream. When the woman was gone about twenty yards he jumped off the table and threw a coal into the cream cool. At that moment the coal that the woman had quenched and she came in again for another coal. When she was gone outside the door again the tailor did the same thing and her coal quenched the second time. She returned the third time and the tailor did the same thing again. The coal quenched again. She threw away the coa. "Ah" said she to the tailor "you have your lessons" She was trying to carry the good of the milk, but the tailor was too good for her.
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him with it, and overtook him a mile away from the house.
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5. There was a man there long ago and he went about tying the cows but in mistake he tied two cows together in the one chain. The people of the farm missed a cow and they went out searching for her. They searched dykes and holes but they could not get her. After a while they gave up the search. When they came back they saw the two cows tied together. The farmer said to the man "Why did you do that" *** said the man "isn't she safer there than in a boghole.
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6. One day a traveller was travelling a bog road and he met one of the people of the place and he asked him "where is this road going to". Dar m'anam sa I am here forty years and it didn't stir yer.
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4. One day a funeral was coming in to Molahiffe Graveyard. A parson was coming in before it. The parson said "I hear a voice from heaven calling". At the same time a man was sitting up on a tomb and he said " faith then I am up higher than you and I don't hear any voice".
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4. Story
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3. One night there was a crowd gathered at a wake. There was a woman in the crowd and she was asked to give out the tea to the crowd. The woman was a shopkeeper and she was very strict. However she was giving out the tea to some and one of the men said " great God men sure you won't charge us for this"
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2. A girl named Sheila Hurley saw a nun and a dog sitting near a ditch near Molahiffe Station. It was about two o'clock in the morning. When she saw her she ran for all she was worth into her house and locked the door. She was no sooner in bed than she heard a knock on the door. She stood up gasping for breath in the bed. She gave a yell because she was so frightened. Jerome and James Brien Gortalassa saw the nun also.
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1. A man named Dennehy swam under Clounmellane Bridge during a flood for a gallon of portar.
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Dan Sullivan of Dromore was employed by the parish priest of Firies putting gravel in a walk near the church. The Bishop was coming. The priest came and he saw that the path was not level. The priest asked him why he was not levelling it. Dan said " The Bishop has one short leg and that would suit". " That will suit when he will be going in but what will he do coming out". " Ye can back him out" says Dan.
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That Pat came last night and told him to give his clothes to Dan Silvy. Dan said that he would.
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Pat Murphy was a labouring man who lived in Dromore about thirty years ago. He died and it was a custom that a man about his age would get his clothes and wear them going to mass for the three following Sundays. Dan Silvy Sullivan was a poor labouring man who lived near Pat Murphy. Dan Sullivan did not expect to get the clothes though his own were bad. The night after Pat Murphy being buried Dan Sullivan came to the window of Pat Murphy's house. He rapped three times and he imitated Pat Murphy. He said give my clothes to Dan Silvy. Next morning one of the Murphys came to Dan and asked him to wear the clothes
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a clay pipe inside her blouse. When she was saying the Confitior she struck her breast and said "through my fault, through my fault upon my soul I broke my pipe".
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In olden time it was a custom by old women to smoke clay pipes. One day an old man was going to Confession and she left
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There was another man who stole a pig from a priest. He went to Confession to the same priest. He told the priest that he stole a pig. " Give him back to the owner" said the priest. "Will you take him father" said the man. " No give him to the owner" said the priest. "Shure I offered him to the owner and he wouldn't take him" said the man.
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There was an old man who was called Míceál Naomhtha. He was great friends with the police. They gave him their old clothes. When Miceál had the clothes on he acted like the police. Then a strange policeman came to the district.. He had a bad name and people callled him St. John. He brought Miceál before the court for being drunk. The magistrate asked Miceál what he had to say for himsel. "All I have to say" said Míceál "is there is a war in heaven." "How can you say that" said the magistrate. "Because St. John has St. Michael summoned for assault" said Michael.
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There are three forts in this district. There is one fort in James Scotts farm at Dromoree, one fort in Jeremaiah O'Sullivans farm at Dromore and another fort in Mrs Brosnan's farm at Clountubrid. The two forts in Dromore are within a short distance of each other. I do not know any fort within a half-mile of the one in Clountubrid. They are all circular in shape each taking up about half an acre. James Scott dug out his fort. There were two big heaps of small stones in it. He drew the stones out on the road.
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was he got a clout of a sod across the ear. he ran and left the rabbits and the snares after him.
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Once a man was working in a building. He slept out one morning. In his hurry he put his pants on back to front. He wasn't long building when he fell off. the farmer asked him was he badly hurted. "I'm not hurt at all " said he " but I'm badly twisted".
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Once there lived an old man and woman who were very poor. They lived in a little thatched house. She was always praying that God may open a gap for her. One stormy night nearly all the thatch was blown off the house and the man said "well now youre a long time praying for a gap and that's a good one opened for you"
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Once a lunatic was sitting on the wall of a mental Hospital. The Asylum clock was hanging near him. There was a man walking along the road and he said to the lunatic "is that clock right". "Shure tis well you know if it was right it isn't here it would be" said the lunatic.
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Once a yanky girl came home. from America. She was trying to teach her mother how to be smart but the mother was very stupid. One day the girl said "your shouldn't say tale at all mother you should say narrative. One day the mother said "Oh! Mary look out that devil of a dog has a holt of the pig by the narrative."
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A woman sent her workman one day to see if the oats was dry enough to draw it in. He said "'Tis dry enough alright mam but the bottoms of the stooks are wet." "Oh, Johnny" said she "you shouldn't say bottom but you should say stubble-end". A few days after she was calling him to his dinner and she said "are you coming." " I am mam I'm at your stubble-end " said the boy.
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Sam Hussey was a landlord. At one time he said that the Irish tenant farmers couldn't pay their rent not through poverty but through dishonesty. Sam had a very crooked nose. When a local farmer heard what Sam said he said
" All the money from here to Naas couldn't straighten the nose in Sam Hussey's face"
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Molahiffe Hedge School was situated in the townland of Molahiffe. A man by the name of Denis McGillicuddy was the teacher. He was living in Molahiffe and was also born there. His pupils paid him by giving him potatoes and butter. They did their writing with slate. Irish was taught in the school.
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This snowfall occured on the month of January 1891. Frost and cold dry weather proceeded it for weeks. The snow fell unexpected as it started about two o'clock in the morning. It stayed ten weeks on the ground and it stayed on the mountains from January until the end of March.
During that time men were employed to clear the roads. Farmers were able to do nothing in their farms.
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During the winter of 1916 there were great floods which caused much damage to roads and bridges. The bridge near Farranfore Post Office was knocked down by one of these floods. It was rebuilt the following year. Austin Stack was the first man to cross over the bridge after it being rebuilt. He was returning home after a term of imprisonment. the bridge was afterwards called Stack's Bridge.
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Severe Weather
1. In January 1889 there was a great snowstorm. The snow fell so heavily that in some hollows along the road it was fifteen feet in depth. In some of these hollows the snow didn't melt until mid - June.
It was such a blizzard that it went in between the slates in the houses where the rain did not go. Many lives were lost in the Kerry and Wicklow Hills, searching for sheep. Flocks of sheep were lost also. Animals and people were dying from January until June.
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Dan Silvy, Sullivan used to buy two bonhams about August every year to have them for sale at Christmas. The fair used to be held at Farranfore a few days before Christmas. One year the pigs did not thrive very well. Dan O'Keeffe Farranfore advised him to buy a box of salt herrings and give them a few every day. Dan did so but the pigs did not thrive. He took them to the Christmas fair at Farranfore. All the buyers passed Dan without asking him what he wanted for them. In the evening when all the pigs were bought Dan became very impatient and he asked a passing buyer to buy the pigs from him. "I will not there is no meat in them" said the buyer. "Well if there is not", said Dan "there is fish in um"
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There was a woman there long ago and she had a husband who used be out late. He used come home a short-cut and a part of it was going through a graveyard. This day there was a grave made near his path and his wife got a neighbour to go into the grave to frighten him. The neighbour dressed in white and went into the grave and when the man came along he said "I cant rest," "I can't rest. The man stopped and said " how can you rest and you not covered". Then he caught a shovel that was near and began throwing in the earth. Then the man jumped out and went home.
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A man was eating haws near the River Maine one day. When he used to have haw eaten he used to blow the stone from his mouth. Once he blew one into a salmon's eye. After seven years the salmon came back and a whitethorn bush growing out of it.
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Funny Stories
A man went shooting with an old fashioned gun. He was filling the gun with a ramrod. A wild duck flew out of a river. He got so excited that he fired the ramrod at it. The duck fell into the river and the ramrod stuck in a salmon. When he fired the shot the gun "kicked" his shoulder and he sat on a furze bush. There was a hare under the bush and he killed it. So with one shot he killed a hare, a wild duck and a salmon.
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There was a boy there once who used to stay away from school very often. One day that this boy happened to be present the priest called to the school. He examined the boys in Cathechism.
He asked the boy: Who died on the Cross: The boy could not tell him. A few days after the priest met the boy's mother on the road and asked her why she didn't send her son to school. He told her that the boy didn't even know his catechism and that he couldn't tell him who died on the cross.
"Oh, Father said the mother "you know that we live in a backward place, and we do not get the paper very often, and indeed if we heard it Mick or Jack would go in the funeral".
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with terror and fell on his knees and made the Sign of the Cross. The nephew laughed loudly and was recognised.
" Do you know John" said Donovan "You are a damn fine blackguard to frighten anyone like that". He forgot that he himself was on the same errand.
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Timothy Donovan was a very good humoured witty man. He lived in Skahies. He was very easily frightened and he would be very afraid to go anywhere after nightfall, yet he had a great habit of frightening others by acting the ghost.
One night some girls were going to a dance and Timothy made up his mind to give them a fright on their way home. He told his secret to his nephew, John Foley. Young Foley was a courageous boy and resolved to give his uncle " a yard of his own measure".
About ten o'clock Donovan stared off to meet the girls. He took a large white sheet with him. When he heard the girls coming he put the sheet about him and stood under a great hawthorn tree. Immediately young Foley, also dressed in white appeared on top of the opposite fence. Poor Donovan screamed
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"Do you know the third commandment", roared the priest. "By C_ I never heard that one" said the fiddler "but maybe if you whistled a few bars of it I'd be able to play it".
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In the year 1925 a dance used to be held every Sunday night in a farmhouse in the parish of Currow. The music was supplied by a blind fiddler, who was also a cripple. He came to the dance each night riding on an ass. The parish priest was very much opposed to this dance and was determined to put a stop to it. One Sunday night when the dance was in full swing, the priest's car was heard stopping at the front door.
All the dancers rushed out through the back door, leaving the poor fiddler alone in the house. The priest came in, in a very angry mood. He faced the poor cripple
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the second leg of the goose was. "She had only one leg" said Jack. Next day they were going to town. They saw a goose standing on one leg by the roadside. "Look now", said Jack, "sure a goose has only one leg". The farmer went over to the goose and said "Quish". The goose put down her other leg and walked away. "Now", said the farmer "You see that a goose has two legs". "Ah! but you didn't say "Quish" to the goose last night" said Jack.
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There once was a farmer. He had a servant name Jack. There were only the two of themselves in the house. The farmer killed a goose. He put Jack cooking the goose. When the farmer and Jack sat down to eat the farmer asked Jack where the
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One day a farmer was travelling through a field. A cross ram attacked him. He caught the ram by the horns. An Englishman came walking along the road. He asked the farmer why he was holding the ram. "I am waiting", said the farmer, "until somebody comes to hold the ram while I am fetching a rope. "Will you please hold him." " Certainly", said the Englishman. The stranger walked into the field and caught the ram by the horns. When the farmer got safely over the fence he said "You may let him go now". The Englishman let the ram go and he paid for it.
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2) Once a married woman went into a house in Firies and she was introducing herself to a man by the name O Sullivan. She was saying that she was a certain man's daughter. There was a man drunk in the corner and he said "by God then if I know anything you'r his mother.
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1) A beggar asked a Parish Priest for alms and the priest gave him tow and sixpence and the beggar said to him "God almighty bless you father". He got a shilling from the parish clerk and the said to him "God bless you sir". "Come here my man" said the priest "what is the difference between God bless you sir and God almighty God bless you father". "One and sixpence father".
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2018-07-23 18:21
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Once there was a man and he dreamt that there was a pot of gold in a field near his house. When he was going to dig for it he was to kill something.
One night himself and a few other men went to dig for it. They killed a cock.
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"But" said Paddy, "there is one twice the height of that one in Ireland and believe me a man takes his dinner on top of it every day and then carries the pole away with him.
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their hair during Lent except on Holy Thursday. That day is called, "Clip Thursday."
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I got the following information about the Mass Rock in Highwood from my father Dominick Slein Tawnytaskin. He heard it from his own father, Owen Slein who lived in Carrigeenroes. There is a Mass Rock in Highwood where the priests in the olden times celebrated Mass. This rock is in a lonely valley surrounded by bushes and shrubs. The track of the priest's knee where he knelt when he was celebrating Mass, is to be seen to this day. And there is a constant stream of spring water flowing from this track summer and winter. This rock is in Joe Hartes land. There were bushes growing over this rock and in the winter the leaves used to fall into this track and prevent his cattle from drinking the water. One day a certain man went
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whole way home.
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When Jesus was nailed on the cross, a robin came and picked the thorns out of His forehead. When she was picking the thorns out, the blood fell on her breast and that is why the robin has a red breast.
The ass has a black cross on his back because he carried Jesus to Jerusalem.
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About a mile and a half above Ballingarry in a very lonesome road there lived a farmer's wife named Mrs. MacCarthy. One night she was out walking with a girl, and she first saw a light and then it turned into a Ghost. The girl never saw it. The woman walked about a mile of the road on (the) her knees after seeing the Ghost.
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Get a stick of elder about 6 inch long and scrape out all the stuff in side in it and then make a ram-rod to fit the stick leaving a end in it not to leave it go down through the stick. Then you would get pellets made from toe of flax. The flog gun is made.
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Get a stick of elder about 6 inch long and scrape out all the stuff in side in it and then make a ram-rod to fit the stick leaving a end in it not to leave it go down through the stick. Then you would get pellets made from tow of flax. The flog gun is made.
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6. Why is Sunday a strong day? (Ans) Because all the other days are weak (week) days.
7. Who is the strongest man in the world? (Ans) A policeman, because he can hold up traffic.
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a white one? (Ans) A Black hen can lay a white egg and a white hen cannot lay a black egg.
5. What is it that never was and never will be Look at your hand and you will see. (Ans) Your small finger will never be as long as your other fingers.
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2018-07-23 17:22
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There was once a man who was coming from Ballindereen and he saw a row of mushrooms in
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There was one a man who was coming from a dance and he saw a big black dog crossing the road before him and the dog stayed crossing the road before him and the dog stayed crossing until the man reached home.
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this earth.
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One night a party of men were playing cards in a neighbour's house. The night slipped on them and at 12 o'clock they decided to go home. One of the men left the joker fall under the table. He bent down to pick it up and what did he see but the devil's foot under the table. At that moment he heard a scream and his face was turned to the back of his poll.
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2018-07-23 17:08
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(Droidid) Droichid.
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It is said that it is unlucky to start making a grave on Wednesday.
Some people do not like to begin work on Saturday because it is unlucky.
Monday and Wednesday are the luckiest days for starting any work.
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1. Cluchar 2. Pul na Deva
3. Mada Sgudan 4. Pul a Kenny
5. Shruf na Míle 6. Clussach
7. Shruffan 8. Horse Island
9. Luchan 10. Brown's Bay
11. Pooldoy 12. Harboulin Is.
13. Punt í bog 14.
15. 16.
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What ever way the wind is blowing on Old Hallow Eve night. it will blow that way for the next six months to follow.
Whe the Corrie dunn is roaring it is a sign of crai And when Pull na Mada is roaring it is a sign of
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Rub a gold ring on the rash for three days.
Get a black snail and rub it on your hand, then bury it and when the snail rots the wart will go.
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We have got no churn at home. A churn is about four feet high and one foot wide in top and
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Tuesday. On Ash Wednesday blessed ashes is put on very person's forehead who visit the Church (that morning).
Corrections
manner, manner, manner
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2018-07-23 16:00
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The chief games I play are football hurling, hand ball and hunting rabbits. There are certain times of the year at which these games are played. Football and hurling are
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2018-07-23 15:59
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thought of another plan which succeeded this time, that plan was, to mix cement and meal together and put it at the mouth of the hole, and the rats would come and eat it and it would kill them.
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That evening when he had finished. He went to bed and he was very glad how he fooled Brigid. When he awoke the next morning the seven sheep were missing because they were taken from him and given to Brigid.
Corrections
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to have fooled Brigid, took it home,
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Food in olden times. People in olden times eat olden only twice a day because food was not as plentiful as tis now. The most usuall times of the day that they
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and walk round the pigs three times and say much much tabair do leicneach, leicneach lear. They then thought they were cured.
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the door open. He made three rings around the floor and the next night he came to the house and went round the rings the priest made and he never came after that.
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2018-07-20 15:56
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This is a hidden treasure on the top of Cullann Hill. It is between Foilleen and Minacrea in the parish of Kilcommon, Co. Limerick. The plot where it is is called Poll na Strana. It was put there by the Danes. When the Danes were going out of Ireland they hid three [?] of gold on the top of that hill.
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2018-07-20 15:53
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The wild birds that are commonly found in this district are the black-bird, the crow, the corncrake, the robin, the water-hen, the wild-geese, the trush, the gold-fench
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Dear Sir
Please send me on a catalogue of bicycles.
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Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
Look before you leap. Look
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Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
Summer is a joyous season.
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Dear Sirs,
Please forward a pair of ladies brown leather fur lines gloves size eight. I am enclosing a P.O for eighteen shillings,
I am,
Yours faithfully,
Annie Madden
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Patience is a virtue. Patience
Patience is a virtue. Patience
Patience is a virtue. Patience
Patience is a virtue. Patience
Patience is a virtue. Patience
Patience is a virtue. Patience
Patience is a virtue. Patience
Patience is a virtue. Patience
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Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was a blessed day of
Sunday was
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There was a examination here in school on wednsday.
There were two inspectors in school and their names wer Mr. Coleman and Mr. Perry,
Mr. Coleman asked us irish pomes and irish songs and irish reading
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Gurgling, music, twinkling, stream, wandered, It made a quee gurgling noise as it ran over the stone. You would think it was the music of a flute. She jumped over the stream. Was filling with the reslection of stars by this time now.
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2018-07-20 15:46
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It was a wood of tall bare trees, very dark and lovely-looking. The branches were stirring and sighting with the wind. How black and shadowy it looked, in among the trees! You would be frightened to go into their mist unless you very brave
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2018-07-20 15:45
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Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
Ireland is our native land.
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2018-07-20 15:44
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Honesty is the best policy.
Honesty is the best policy.
Honesty is the best policy.
Honesty is the best policy.
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2018-07-20 15:42
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There was a man one time and he used to milk his own cows. He got up early on morning to milk them and when he went out to the cows, he saw a hare standing on is hind legs sucking the cow's teats he called his dogs and put them after him and they followed him until he went to a window, and when they went in, they saw an old woman lying on the ground bleeding. And it was the old woman was milking the cows, and she turned herself into a hare.
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2018-07-20 15:41
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as they knew the horse was a fairy man and might do them harm on his way back to fairyland so they fed the horse before they killed him.
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2018-07-20 15:40
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[photograph]
Moy Castle (another view)
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2018-07-20 15:39
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Moy Castle
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2018-07-20 15:39
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Old Church - Moy
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2018-07-20 15:36
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Leinster Wonders grow best in my district. Starch was made out of potatoes long ago. The potatoes were boiled in water, and then the water was taken off them. The potatoes were turned into starch and it was used.
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2018-07-20 15:36
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Pillars, Golden Wonders, Spies, British Queens, Up-to-dates, champions, Kerry Sinks, Leinster Wonders, aran Banners, Champions grow best in the district.
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2018-07-20 15:35
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On Halloween I play snap apple. I tie a piece of cord out of the ceiling and put the apple at the bottom of the cord. Then I try to catch the apple in my mouth. But each person can only get three chances.
I also play ducking. I get water and put in a deep basin and then we put nuts and money in it, and then we try to take them of the water. Who ever take up the money can keep it.
I get two grains of wheat and put them on the griddle, and name a boy and a girl and see will jump to each other. If they jump
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2018-07-20 15:34
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On the feast of St's Peter and Paul there are bonfires are lighted around the district.
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2018-07-20 15:33
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On the evening before May day a bush is cut and it is decorated with flowers, rags and sometimes egg shells. The flowers are generally white and blue in colour and are mostly wild. The bush is called a May bush. The May Bush is in honour of the Blessed Virgin. Some take it down after May day and some leave it up for the month.
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2018-07-20 15:32
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On Good Friday people put crosses on eggs with a pencil. The eggs are eaten on Easter Sunday.
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2018-07-20 15:32
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People go around with the wren New Year's Day and New Year's Eve. The say that if you cry on New Year's Day that you would cry every day of that year.
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2018-07-20 15:31
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to each other they will marry, if they jumo from each other they will not marry.
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2018-07-20 15:30
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The treasure is supposed to be hidden in the bog of Allen. The Irish put it there themselves to save it from been taken by the English. This
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2018-07-20 15:28
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There is a fort in Mr. O'Brien's field at Tinnycross, Tullamore and it is thought that there is money hidden in that spot. It was hidden by the English in olden times. A man by the name of John O'Shea went to dig for it. He dug till he came to an iron door and he heard noise inside. He got afraid and ceased his investigation.
At this fort, fairy pipes are heard. The clattering of delph, as the fairies prepare for a feast, has been heard by many people.
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2018-07-20 15:25
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2018-07-19 21:50
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Holly is put up in houses at Christmas
Palm is hung up in bedrooms after Palm Sunday
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2018-07-19 21:49
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Girls make chains from flowers, they also make balls off them. Boys make guns from [?] branches, cradle-birds to catch birds, snares for catching rabbits.
[drawing] cradle-bird
[drawing] cradle-bird or crib
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2018-07-19 21:29
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Travelling folk still call but rarely. They sell small articles Yes people buy from them. They get their supplies in nearest town. They are welcome. They are not kept now in any house for a night. They travel on foot.
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2018-07-19 21:26
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There are no local poets nor were there any as far as can be gathered.
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2018-07-19 21:25
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There are no stories of the famine.
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2018-07-19 21:25
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There are no holy wells in district.
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2018-07-19 21:25
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There are no stories of the Holy Family.
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2018-07-19 21:22
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None to be got.
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2018-07-19 21:22
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No local song.
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2018-07-19 21:22
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None in district.
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2018-07-19 21:22
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Nothing known with regard to bread in former times.
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2018-07-19 21:22
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No stories about these.
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2018-07-19 21:21
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None to be found.
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2018-07-19 21:21
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None in district.
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2018-07-19 21:21
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Nothing to be found.
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2018-07-19 21:20
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Q: How many feet have forty sheep, a shepherd and his dog.
A: Two
Q: What has teeth and cannot eat.
A: A comb.
Q: Forty sheep went out a gap, forty more followed that, twice a eleven, two and seven three and two, (have) how many is that.
A: Five.
Q: Under the fire and over the fire, and it never touches the fire.
A: A cake of bread in an oven.
Q: What is the difference between an engine driver and a school-teatcher.
A: One minds trains, the other trains minds.
Q: As black as ink, as white as milk and it hops on the ground like hailstones.
A: A magpie.
Q: What part of a cow goes over the
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2018-07-19 21:17
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A rainbow in the west indicates that bad weather is on the way to us, and a rainbow in the east proves that bad weather is passing from us. Red clouds in the west at sunset, especially when they have a tint of purple portend fine weather. When the sun goes pale to bed and when a halo surrounds the moon bad weather is expected. When stars shine brightly in the sky it is the sign of a frosty night.
The south-west wind is said to bring the most rain to this district. The north wind is supposed to be a sign of snow when it blows very hard.
When swallows fly high fine weather may be coming or expected to continue,
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2018-07-19 21:15
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No local Patron Saint
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2018-07-19 20:16
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the words and air.
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2018-07-19 20:15
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Farm animals need care and attention. The cows are housed in Winter and in Summer they are out in the pastures. When they are being milked they are put in the byre and tied with chains.
Some people are very superstitious about their cattle. On May eve they put a piece of rowan tree over the door of the byre. They say it is to prevent the witches from taking the butter off the milk.
Long ago they used to tie red strings to the cows tail, lest she should be overlooked by someone with an evil eye.
The horse always receives good care but the donkey and the goat are the least thought
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2018-07-19 20:08
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2018-07-19 19:52
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There are many old forts through the country. There is one in the townland of Derries Upper. There are bushes growing around it.
One day a man was walking around the fort when he saw a fairy sitting under a big tree. He caught him and brought him home. The fairy would not tell him anything. When the woman of the house came in she spilled a bucket of milk on the floor and the fairy laughed at her. She gave him a slap and sent him away. The fairy went back to him companions and told them where he had
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2018-07-19 19:50
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2018-07-19 19:22
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Spinning, weaving and carding were some of the occupations to be found in those days, even to the colouring of theflannel there was a colouring pot in every household. Flax weaving was also to be seen, linen sheets, tablecloths etc, for the use of the household.
Another old trade was making baskets and skibs for
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2018-07-19 19:17
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One day the king of England sent for Gobán Saor and his son to come and build a castle for him. They went and each day the king asked Gobán if the castle was yet
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2018-07-19 19:11
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The great curse of Ireland was Landlordism and what the Irish suffered was somewhat ferocious. Charles Kickham in his novels 'Knocknagow'and'for the old land' describes some poignant scenes in the days of Landlordism in Ireland.
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2018-07-19 18:45
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There is a treasure supposed to be hidden under a stone on the hill near Mr Asple's house on the Ballymorris road.
It is not known by whom it was hidden, or for what purpose, but it supposed to consist of money. This treasure is said to be gaurded by a man with a tall hat.
Nobody will ever see the man who gaurds it until he
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2018-07-19 18:43
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fish would prevent anyone from getting the treasure. We believe it is there because at that spot the water goes around in a perfect circle.
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2018-07-19 18:42
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There is a treasure hidden in the Bore river in Borodale three miles from the town of Enniscorthy. It is hidden in the turn of the river under the Bridge at Ballynapierce. The treasure consists of gold, and there is a fish guarding it.
Men went to get it, and one of them was Darby Prender, now deceased. The
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2018-07-19 18:41
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didn't use it. If you had made an attempt to hit me where my head should be the treasure would be yours. Now you have lost your treasure and I must make a visit to my underground home again." This man was the eel in the form of a man,and he and his treasure disasappeared underground only to appear again when the power the Gost world will allow it.
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2018-07-19 18:36
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He went to Kells's shop of Derraleigin. He carried home on his back a 16st bag of meal, & a 10st bag of flour, & a basket of goods along with it a distance of 1 mile.
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2018-07-19 18:36
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Told to Teresa McCague
Derrydoragher,
Tydavnet,
Monaghan.
Patrick Conaway, Allisabay, Roslea,
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2018-07-19 18:26
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iron. The child called for bread she gave him the soft bun he ate half and he started to squeeze whey out of it. The chieftain went to squeeze but he could not he was so troubled that he fell asleep. Disin got up out of the cradle and got his axe and killed the chieftain.
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2018-07-19 18:07
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When the sky is red after the sun setting it is the sign of good weather.
When the wild geese are chirrping it is a sign of bad weather.
When there is a shade of darkness on the water it is a sign of snow.
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2018-07-19 18:01
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When the clouds get dark it is the sign of rain.
Old people get pains in their bones when it is the sign of rain.
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2018-07-18 22:05
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2018-07-18 21:55
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like that until all the children are taken. Then the Old Woman comes and asks back her children.
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2018-07-18 21:54
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again attacked and got the better of them. Many descendants of the Traolachs are in the surrounding distinct yet. For instance The Connors of Cúm Shanra and Seana-Clúin, Kissanes of Ceappach, Foleys of Draon-Liar, Harnetts of Aunagarry.
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2018-07-18 21:53
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There is only one graveyard in this parish and it is called Dróma Baile. But long ago there was one where Mrs. Crowley's house and The National Bank are now. And those two houses have been haunted ever since. One night the maid in Mrs. Crowley's was going to bed and she was the last out of
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2018-07-18 21:50
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There is only one graveyard in Killorglin but there is a place in Reen about a mile from Killorglin in which unbaptised children are buried. It is called "Cill Breach".
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2018-07-18 21:35
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dead person for whom they had been paying the rounds for.
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2018-07-18 21:30
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mixes other stuff withs it and gives it to the people to drink.
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2018-07-18 21:30
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There are not many Holy Wells in Kilcullen, St. John's Well is on Knockaulin hill about a mile and three quarters from Kilcullen. The well is on the side of the hill. It can cure lame people.
St. Brigid's Well is about twenty yards from the Church which is a hundred yards from Kilcullen.
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2018-07-18 21:27
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Chicken weed spreads very quickly through gardens and plants. It can destroy flowers.
Some people give turkeys
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2018-07-18 21:26
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There is a stone on The Hill of Knockaulinn. It is said that Finn threw it from the Hill of Allen to Knockaulinn. There is a stone table in New Abbey with the figures of Mr. and Mrs. Fitz Eustace. They built the Monastery in New Abbey. They also built Ballymore Eustace.
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2018-07-18 21:21
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were supposed to do their Purgatory on earth long year ago.
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2018-07-18 21:20
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On the hill Mullacash their is a Rath and noises are heard in it.
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2018-07-18 21:11
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On St Brigid's day (1st February) the people of this area make small crosses out of rushes. These crosses are then hung about the houses. If you have a cross in your house it is said that nobody in that house, can die of poisoning or fire.
On Palm Sunday the people get blessed palm at mass. When they go home they put it behind holy pictures or in their prayer books.
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2018-07-18 21:03
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In the year 1798 a battle took place in Old Kilcullen. The English were led by a cruel leader, General Wundas. The Irish put up a bold fight and Wundas said that if they (Irish) laid down their arms the English would surrender. The Irish believed this and dropped their arms. Wundas then rose out and slaughtered every one of the Irish on The Gibberth Rath and the Curragh. The man who led the Irish a man named Farrell.
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2018-07-18 21:01
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People often talk about the mermaid which is a half woman and half fish.
People who have walked near Pewbury House have often seen a white rabbit or hare running round in a circle about the house.
It always runs on the one track and when dogs are set at it they can not catch it and then it suddenly disappears. Another dog is seen near Green Hills Castle with chains on its neck.
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2018-07-18 20:57
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This man attended a wake at friends house and when he was going about two o clock in the morning he decided to take a short cut across a field that he knew very well, and as he approached a bush he suddenly forgot where he was so he started to walk around the field until he was tired out. Then he sat down to rest and he remembered hearing that if he turned his coat inside out it would break the spell and he did so, and immediately he found a way home.
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2018-07-18 20:56
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There were two tramps going to the fair of Ballygar and all the money they had was one penny. The man that had the penny said to the other "I will buy a pig for
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2018-07-18 18:06
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burning them off with a hot iron, shaped thus: L
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2018-07-18 17:52
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2018-07-18 17:46
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There are about thirty families in the town land. There are about hundred people in
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2018-07-18 17:44
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My father used to play, flying kites. You put a stone up in a corner, and peg the kite at the stone, who ever gets the highest number wins. He also played rounders. It is played in the same style as cricket. You run round pegs.
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2018-07-18 17:37
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There is a woman in old Old Hilcullen by the name of Mrs Sammon who is able to cure maneric. She gets a weed and if it bubbles up the person has maneric. Afterwards she says prayers over the person and gives them
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2018-07-18 17:16
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There were no copybooks.
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2018-07-18 17:16
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Long ago people had to learn out behind the hedges because the English would not allow the people to have schools. They used to learn Irish, and catechism. By doing so they were much liked by the people. Scholars used to teach the people. They used to write on slates with slate pencils.
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2018-07-18 17:15
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There was a very big storm in 1903.
It knocked hundreds of trees down and also houses. It was the biggest storm ever known. It was proceded by great thunder and lightning. Telgraph wines and poles were blown down. For a long time after people had plenty of fire.
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2018-07-17 21:47
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Scrape the skin off the potatoes. Then scrape the inside up into boxtie, and keep washing it with spring water until it gets as white as snow. Then boil it and when it is boiled you have the starch at the bottom and the part of the spud thats left on the top. I often made starch in this way when I was young.
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2018-07-17 21:46
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Pull the top of the heather and boil it and put Redwool through it, and you would have the nicest brown you could look to.
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2018-07-17 21:45
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Hemlock used to grow along the ditches and it was very good for a lump but I do not know how they used to manage it.
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2018-07-17 21:44
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Men saw crow milking cow. Threw a stick and struck cow which never returned.
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2018-07-17 21:35
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and it stayed so for some time until a priest prayed over it and it became pure again.
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2018-07-17 21:35
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him not to be talking about it. When he died he (he) left all his money to his sons.