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(2) Fine sugar and soap mixed together put on brown paper will cure biles
Measels: hot drinks and punch
Erysipselous]: Scorched flour and new white flannel.
Hand Cracks: A cure for hand cracks is to meltwax and put it into the cracks.
Colds: Boiled butter milk and a lump of butter and sugar is a great cure for a cold.
2. Another cure for a cold is boiled flaxseed and a lemon.
3. Another cure is black currant jam made into punch.
Asthma: Raw turnips and brown sugar.
Sty in your eye: Squirt a drop of cows milk from the udder of the cow into the eye,
2. Prod the sty with three gooseberry thorns for nine mornings. The three throns must be put away in a piece of paper.
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2019-08-27 08:54
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churndash is given a rolling motion from side to side at the end of the churning.
When the glass that is on the lid of the churn is clear the butter is made. When it is made there is hot water poured in first, then cold water. In winter time the hot water is needed to make the butter a little soft and in summer time the cold water is needed for making the butter hard. In lifting out the butter, the butter dish is rinsed first with hot water and then with cold water. It is then taken out with the butter spades and left into the butter dish, and made into a roll, with the butter spades, and sometimes made into prints. My grandmother nor grandfather or anyone in our house never heard of any local sayings
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2019-08-26 08:59
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Some of the land is hilly, and some of it is boggy, but the majority of it is upland.
There is a wood in Mullen and the majority of trees that grow in it are beach.
There is a river in our village which is locally called a big river. Its name is "Abhann na gcerach". It rises in Fairymout and flows through Mullen, and finally flows into Lough Gara.
There are several little streams flowing into the river.
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2019-08-26 08:56
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the abode of a party of monks. They owned some of Lismullagh and the lands later owned by the following families, Pat McLoughlin, the late Johnie Callaghan. Paddy Kelly (Caitriona) and Barney Kelly (gara Owen) at that time no road existed there except a continuation of the “Cadger’s Lane.” Which has been traced from Ballindrait through Castlefin, through Ballybun into Cashelin, past Tievebrack and over by Drumcannon into the Lismullaghduff glen, and continued towards Barnesmore. Bridle paths however followed the course of the stream (burns) of Gortin and Mallaghaneary in the direction of the Crossroads. The monks were responsible for the Cultivation of the land in the Glen and especially in the townland of Gortinacoag – the ancient name for that part of Monellan where Biddy Kelly (fox) lives (and hence the origin of “Gortin Road).
But the Glen was raided by a party of soldiers (not identified) and the monks fled. The only trace left is a little graveyard and the well. (the graveyard was beside it but lower down on the right bank of the stream).
Some time afterwards, a famine visited the Glen
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2019-08-19 09:27
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There were two (twin?) brothers, Coffeys, they were brothers-in-law of my brothers, living at Fustane. When they were very young they used to get up very early, often before day, to go to the mountain. When they were about twelve years old one of them picked up a blue bit of paper shaped like a candle. That evening he was out playing in the river with other boys of his age and he didn't come in early. Whatever happened him he was never any good after that. He was like an old man. The people said that the young boy was "taken" and an old man left. He got foolish and obstinate. He sat near the fire on a timber block in his shirt. He never ate anything as far as anyone knew. Monsigneur O'Sullivan was at the house one time + told him to go and put on his clothes but. He used to spill the meal and flour around the kitchen t night and his people, especially his mother, were heart-broken by him.
There was a boy of my brothers reared in that house and died there. My sister and I went to the wake. We were more or less afraid of him as he had a very sharp tongue. When I opened the door he left the block and came down to meet me. "Welcome
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2019-08-16 09:27
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There are many fairy forts in Glangevlin. It is on the tops of hills they are situated, and all in sight of one another. Beside this school there are two of them. They are circled with brushes and the centre is covered with green grass. There is one on the top of a hill in Legnagrow and another just opposite it in Mully. On Hallow Eve people say that the fairies come out and dance and play music around their dwelling place in Legnagrow. It is believed that they do this on that night to try to entice some young person and especially a woman to come and live with them. This fort is called "Ráth an Dúin"
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2019-08-16 09:26
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It generally happened that two or three were engaged at this churning - but it was not absolutely necessary - just to give a 'lie to a body' when the dashing commenced it had to be kept up - no slow down until the 'breaking' point of the cream occurred.
Then the motion was slower and the dash was rolled or twisted somewhat inside of the vigorous up & down motion.
In summer time it is usual to use Cold water after the breaking point has been reached. This is to harden the butter and make it easier to gather. When the dash comes up clean of butter grains - the job is finished and the butter is them gathered by the hand. It was then made into
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2019-08-16 09:25
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a well-defined ledge about half-way up almost completely surrounds it. I dug down about 4' on top and found gravel. I believe it is a made hill.
IV. Churches, Ruins, Killeens etc. In (F.6) already referred to are the remains of a monastery or church.
Stubbs has some disconnected remarks on same. He says: - Teapull Baile Sagairt upper and lower - two old castles. the East part uachtarach remains not perfect. Caislean Baile sagairt. the west part or íochtarach is perfect having a large arched opening at the ground two projections of E. & S. parts are attached to it.
Plan of monastery not drawn to scale. All dimensions are internal.
[hand drawn plan]
The walls are 2'-9" thick. An arched doorway in centre of
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2019-08-16 09:22
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There is a large fort in Keeleigh, and there is also a large opening going into into it. There is another large fort in Buallisslane with another opening.
People say that every fort is connected with each other, that there is an under ground passage going from one fort to another.
It must be true, because once, a donkey went into the fort in Keeleigh and along under the ground until he come out again in the fort in Bualisslane.
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2019-08-16 09:19
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225) (223) he is in an awful BAILLSÉIRE - crut
226) he is an awful BAILODHAR (BAILOUR) - crut
227) you are very TRÁTHAMHAIL - very timely
228) he has a MEITHEAL working to-day

229) Borróg - the iron that holds on the chain to the swingle trees C.F. Bróigín (Rockfield)

230) he is a very SLACHTAR man - tidy
231) Codladh go do headartha - sleep till dinner time
232) put a PÚICÍN on the calf - the little basket

233) that ass is a PÚICÍN - a young ass, with the hair long and growing over his eyes

234) tis on you the DEIFIR is - hurry
235) Ó Dia á réidhteach - if a wall fell

236) isn't it on you the MACRAS is - great humour, also if a lamb was jumping round they'd say - there was great MACRAS on him

237) he bought a lot of BUILÍNS - loaves
238) have you any old CASÓG

239) a person that would not be able to eat you'd say he has only a "GOILE SICÍN"

240) CAILLICHÍN RUADH - a little red fish like a trout that would be under stones - length of forefingers (Carrigeen)

241) Bolgadán - a fat little fish about the length of a finger that would come up out of the mud

242) Pinncín - a small fishín, black, stays in clear water
243) Ní thagann ciall roimh aois

244) Luighe leis an uan, Éirigh leis an éan
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2019-08-16 08:45
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Fields (contd.) Owner
Brummer's Field M. McGeough.
The Muckers Mr. Caraher
Megan's Field M. Wallace.
The Bottoms (believed to contain "
a moving sod)
The Pump Field "
Macken's Field J. McGeough.
Hangman's Field Mr. Sands
Places Situation
Cockle Hill 3/4 mile S. W. of Village
Sandy Hill at Whitworth's
John Callan's Hill Rock Rd.
*Brodigan's Hill junction of Rock Rd. & Main Rd.
(Supplied by different boys of the School).
* A stone on sea-wall here is inscribed:-
F. Brodigan 5th Jan 1891.
Pictures of a harp, a sailing boat, & a rabbit are also carved on the stone.
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2019-08-16 08:44
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Names of Fields, Rocks, etc,
Rocks:-
A rock on share known as Sauncy Rock, origin of name unknown. A nail can be driven in this. (Old people say that any person who drives three nails in it will be married within the year (Jim Richardson from his mother).
The seven Piers on Rock Road.
Carraig Pointe - on the Shore at The Square
Carrigcultra (cúl trágha?) - mouth of R. Fane
St. Brigid's Rock - behind P.O.
Carrigowicklish - The Square
Carabraw - near Cockle Hill
Fields: Owner
New Line Green Field - Reps. Peter Murphy
High Field
Cruck Shee (Cnoc Sidhe?)
Carrickard (See overleaf)
Honey Field
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2019-08-16 08:42
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Gull, Black-headed Gull, Wild Duck, Widgeon, Teal, Seapoy , Swan, Sand-Lark, Redshank, Cormorant (called locally Black Paddy), Curlew, Shell-Duck, Snipe, Wild goose, Barnacle goose (or Flying Dogs), Crane, Laxy Lapwing, Shoneckle.
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2019-08-09 08:55
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The men and boys in Duleek long ago used to play games that are not played at all now. One game they used to play was "Jars". They used to get a jar, a small thing made of flint about the size of an egg or so. Those that are playing stand at a kind of a bob, and throw buttons or marbles at the jar. There would be a lad standing inside in a ring around the jar, and for every button or marble that would hit the jar he would have to give one to whoever hit it. But if they missed it, they would have to give him one.
Pebb
Another game they used to play was Pebb. Everyone that is playing puts a marble in a hole. In turns they try to hit the marble with another marble, and whoever succeeds in hitting them gets the whole lot.
Cat in the Hole
They would dig two holes and get a little peg. Then one would get a stick, and would try to stop the other from "going the peg into the hole from the other hole. Every time the other lad would hit the stick or peg he would make runs.
When the marble season would be over in Duleek, they used to play a game called Duleek. One lad would put a marble on the road, and the other throw his marble at it and try to break it.
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2019-08-08 09:17
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"The same stones that are in the Courthouse are in the old mill (of Duleek) They were gotten in Balsaran quarry
.....It was stopped because wheat and oat got scarce and then there was not enough money to keep it going....
The Beaumond Mill
"The man that owned it (McCann) was killed in Drogheda and his brothers came out and took it asunder and sold the iron that was in it because they had no money for his funeral...
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2019-08-08 09:16
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Long ago at a wake, in a house, the people used to nail sheets on the wall and cover the windows, and they would not leave a bit of the wall without covering it with a sheet.
The people long ago never used to wake the people in the same room they died in. They used to keep the people in the house for the 3 days and not bring them to the chapel at all but bring them from the house to the grave yard. When a person would die the people in the house used to stop the clock and not put it on again until the funeral had left the house.
They used to play games at the wake long ago. When the people would be sitting round the fire, one would go round with his hands joined and a button in it and all the others would have their hands the same way. Then the person with the button would go to everyone and say "Here is the button, and be sure you have it", and he would put it in one of the people's hands. Then the others would guess who had it. If they guessed wrong, they would get a blow of a strap. Some people know when a person is lying, because they smell the smell of clay, and call it "the whiff on the clay"
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2019-08-08 09:15
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Pinkeen - a little fish
Maol cow - a polly
Búdog - a slap on the ear
Keebín - heather turf
Cappóg / Scutch - dock, grass
Suggán - a horse's collar
Bonamh - a pig
Cailar - a tub
Spág - big feet

Thirggatar - men who visit the houses on Hallow Eve

Praiseach / Prashah - weed (charlock)
Bodhar - bothered / deaf
Col Ceannan / Cally - new potatoes bruised up
Dudeen - an old clay pipe
Clannish - very devoted to one another
Clout - a rag
Bout - a turn of sickness
Cuit - to the cat
Crandy - a basket
Scolb - sticks used in thatching
Móinín / Caish - a marshy place
Camallayah - a party
Scailtin - a yellow bird
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2019-08-08 09:14
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Jimmy Meade aged about 65, has a "Dally" iron which once belonged to his grandmother. He has also a frame for holding the rushlight which was used when the weaving was going on.
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2019-08-06 09:33
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This is the story my uncles related to me about my great grand Uncles:- During the last period of the last century a voice came to the window of the Fitzpatrick's of Lisdangan three nights in succession and told them that a crock of gold was hid in "Liosdangain" the burial place of Kilcroaghera.
Finally they prepared weapons for their task, determined to get the treasure at any cost. After a long period of digging they came upon a flagstone, and at that moment a monstrous bull came roaring towards them, at which they laid down their weapons and fled home. The following night a voice came to the window and said "that the gold was removed".
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2019-08-06 09:32
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The way the cows are tied at home is in stalls. Long ago they were tied with chains and ropes. The chains are the best because the cows have more freedom when they are tied with chains and ropes. Sometimes there is a Sacred Heart Badge hung in the stall to bring luck to the cattle. People used to give beastings to the people that had no milk in former times and the person that would get it would throw a grain of salt in it. The cock in former times used to be always kept in a perch over the kitchen door to keep out the evil spirits. People were very superstitious long ago. They said that if a cock came to the door and to crow in very loud it was a sure sign that there was a person dead. Ducks and other fowl foretell rain. Ducks foretell rain when they luck up to the sky. Chickens run under their mothers wing when rain is coming. There is no stories in this locality about pigs, goats, or sheep. The covering of a foal is hung in the stall to bring luck to the horses.
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2019-08-06 09:31
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Fairs are held in towns at the present day but long ago they were held at cross roads and every place or some appointed meeting place.
There are fairs held mostly in every town and in some large villages. Long ago fairs were held in the country district. There was a fair field in Aneenaugh and another in Dromagh but these are not held at all now.
Some fairs were held in hills or on a mountain side and henceforth the field is called after a fair such so-: Páircín an Donarg. Buyers come around around buying at the present day. When animals are sold money is given to the seller it is called luck money. Animals are sometimes marked so that the owner would know them if they mixed with any other cattle. Tolls are also paid on cattle and calves, 3d for calves and bd for cattle. These tolls are paid to a certain man at the custom gap. The man they are paid to in Newmarket is Mr O'Shea. The horse fair is the biggest fair in the year. There are special
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2019-08-06 09:31
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their names is Murphy because she was bought from a man named Murphy. We have another cow named Knocknagree because she was bought in Knocknagree. We have another cow names bawny because she is white. This is what is said when a person is driving cows in or out of a field. "How! How! How!" and the word applied to calves, "Suk! Suk! Suk!" The house where the cows are kept is called the stall, the cow house and bró na mbó. Everyone have a different name for it. The way the cows are tied at home is in stall. Long ago the cows were tied with chains. The chains are best because the cows have more freedom when they are tied with them than when they are ties in stalls. There is sometimes a Sacred Heart Badge hung in the stalls to bring luck to the stock. People used to give blessings to people that had no milk in former times and the people that would give the milk would throw a grain of salt into it.
The cock in former times used to be always kept over the door.
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2019-08-06 09:31
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their names is Murphy because she was bought from a man named Murphy. We have another cow named Knocknagree because she was bought in Knocknagree. We have another cow names bawny because she is white. This is what is said when a person is driving cows in or out of a field. "How! How! How!" and the word applied to calves, "Suk! Suk! Suk!" The house where the cows are kept is called the stall, the cow house and bró na mbó. Everyone have a different name for it. The way the cows are tied at home is in stall. Long ago the cows were tied with chains. The chains are best because the cows have more freedom when they are tied with them than when they are ties in stalls. There is sometimes a Sacred Heart Badge hung in the stalls to bring luck to the stock. People used to give blessings to people that had no milk in former times and the people that would give the milk would throw a grain of salt into it.
The cock in former times used to be always kept over the door.
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2019-08-06 09:30
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all the birds. The wren lays more eggs than any other birds. It sometimes lays eighteen eggs. The lark is a very plain bird. It is lovely to listen to the lark in summer when the hay is making. The poet Perey Byshe Shelly wrote a long poem about the skylark. The cuckoo comes to Ireland in April it never makes a nest of its own only to lay its eggs in another birds nest when the bird of the nest away. When the bird of the nest comes backto its nest it hatches away the eggs never knowing that the cuckoo has put its egg in with them. Then the young birds come out and when the cuckoo grows to be big it throws the other birds out of their nests that is what the cuckoo does every year as it is so lazy it never makes a nest of its own
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2019-08-06 09:29
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to take off a cobweb and put it around. If a person got a sore throat or lumps in the throat the cure was roast the skin of a seven year old bacon and put it around the throat. A cure for a pain in the back is to crawl between a window or between a window or between animals legs. It was said that the seventh son or seventh daughter had great cures for every disease. The cure for thrush was the ferrets leavings or the smiths water for cooling the irons.
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2019-08-06 09:28
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who threw a stone from Dundalk to thos. Butterly's mo[?] It is said that the man who left
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2019-08-06 09:27
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The truth is a sour story. "A bird on the hand is better than two on the bush". "Hills are green far-a-way". "The black raven thinks her children are white". "Its an ill wind that does not blow somebody good". "A new broom sweeps clean". "Sense does not come before age". "Say little and say well". "Theres a narrow head on the young". "A proud horse is never able to carry his own oats". "Live horse and you'll get grass". "But the horse would die while the grass would be growing". "Talking to the horse and the horse asleep". "The race horse throws his heels the [?]". "My own spur and another person's horse". "A stitch in time saves nine". "A fool and and his money soon parts". "Better to be sure than sorry". "Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil." "The lighter the jockey the swifter the horse goes."
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2019-08-01 09:11
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Scéal (1)
Bhí bean ann fadó, Peig Ruadh ab ainm di. Bhí gáirdín beag cabáiste aici. Aon oidhche amháin go ghoid Eoghan Ruadh an cabáiste. Nuair ag fuair sí amach go raibh an cabáiste imthighthe do thosnuigh sí ag gol agus ag caoineach. Dubhairt duine éigin gurb é a driotháir a ghoid an cabáiste. An in a dhiaidh sin chuaigh Eoghan go tigh Pheig agus nuair do chonnaic Peig é do thosnuigh sí ag gol.
Arsa Eoghan leí
"A Pheig Ruadh na n-árann"
Cad é fáth do chaointe?
An í an láir nuadh a fuair bás ort?
Nó an fear grádhmhar bhíodh taobh leat?"
"Ní hí an láir ruadh a fuair bás orm
Na an fear grádhmhar bhíodh taoibh liom" ar sise.
"Acht Eoghan Ruadh gan náire
A tháinig san oidhche.
Do goid mo chabáiste.
Sin é fáth mo chaointe."
(2)
Long ago there was a man dying. His wife was very sorry for him. She said she would rather dies herself than the man. Some boys who knew she was sorry said they would frighten her. They plucked a goose and put it down through the roof of the house.
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2019-08-01 09:10
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About half a mile from the village of Clondalkin stands Mount Saint Joseph, the famous Carmelite Monastery. The foundation stone was laid by the Rev. Fr. A. Cahill P.P. Clondalkin on the 2nd February 1813. The building is surrounded by beautiful lawns and flower gardens and a well stocked farm yard and vegetable gardens keep the house well supplied.
The graveyard which is beside the church is very old and has many items which are of historical interest. About middle of 19th century a number of young medical students started a reign of terror throughout the century by stealing newly buried corpses for disecting purposes. Their method was to steal into the churchyard after dark and remove the bodies from the graves. They then put them in sacks and hoisted them on the shoulders of some unfortunate passers by who had to carry them at the point of a revolver often many miles. These men were commonly known as “Sack-em-ups”.
During that period the people of Clondalkin got permission from the Brothers to leave their
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2019-08-01 09:10
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Do thomháin an fear leis ina diaidh agus ní faca sé faic go dtanaig sé go dtí an Bráid. Annsan do connaic sé sluagh mór ag teact 'na coinnibh. Do lúige sé fá scáth toir aitinn i dtreó ná feicidís é. Connaic sé go raibh comhra dá n-iompar aca agus go rabhadhar go léir ag caoineadh go fuigheac. Bhí athain aige ar cuid sea a fuair bás le na linn féin. Nuair a bíodar imtighthe tháinig an sagart cuige fé mar a geall sé.
"Téir abhaile anois," ar seisean, "ní thárlóchad aon rud duit as so amac. Ach ná bí amuig comh déanac so aon oidhce Shamhna feasta."
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2019-08-01 09:08
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"Ar casadh bean ort!" arsa an sagart.
"Casadh Muise! arsa seisean.
"Agus coin ar a tóir" arsa an Sagart.
"Seadh muise" ar seisean.
"An dóigh leat go mbéarfaidh sí reilg Cill Maca Biadh uatha?" ars an Sagart airís.
"Ní feadar mé a athair" ar seisean.
"Mo thruag í muna mbéarfaidh" ars an sagart. "Bean bocht í sin a fuair bás i Mídh Ros indiu agus tá madraí Ifrinn ar thóir a anama. Sé má éirigheann léi geataí na Reilge a bhaint amach uathabeigh sí slán sábhálta. Agus maidir leat-sa buailfidh socraid leat sar i bhfad. Téir i bhfolach nuair a [?] í agus fan ann go dtiocfad cughath."
Le linn na cainnte sin a rádh dó d'iompuigh sé an capall ar ais i dtreó an Bráid airís, agus d'imtigh sé uaidh ar nós splannc teinntríghe.
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2019-08-01 08:54
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buille ar tóir na mná agus iad ag sceamhgail is ag ullagón.
Seo cun suibhail arís é agus níor cuireadh isteach ná amach air gur shrois sé an Pike. Bhí air casadh ó dheas annsan agus ní túisge san déanta aige ná gur airigh sé capall ag teacht ar cos anáirde aníos an cnuic cuige ón mBráid. Bhí iongad air aoinne a bheith amuigh comh déanach san agus dhruid sé isteach fén bhfál cun leagaint do imtheacht an bhóthair.
Nuair a táinig an capall ar a agaidh amach connaic sé go raibh saggart ar a mhuin. Bheannaigh sé dó se mó dhein [?] do do luathas an capall go h-obann.
"Cad a beir amuigh comh déanach so thú a duine" ars an sagart.
"Gnó a bhí le déanamh agam i Ros Cairbre indui" arsan fear, "agus bhí an oidhce ann sar a raibh san déanta agam."
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2019-08-01 08:52
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Madraí Ifrinn
Bhí fear ag teacht abhaile ó aonach i Ros Cairbre oidhche Shamhana fadó. Bhí sé déanach go maith nuair a srois sé an léim agus bhí aistear fada le déanamh aige fós sar a shroisfheadh sé Mídh Ros. Ní riabh aon droicead an t-am san treasna an cuain agus b'éigin dó bóthar an bráid a tabhairt air féin.
Ní raibh sé tagaithe i bhfad thar an léim nuair do casadh air bean cosnoctuighthe agus í ag rith ar nós na gaoithe, agus anois is arís cuirfheadh sí sgread uaithbhásach aisti, Is ar éigin a bhí céad slat eile déanta aige nuair d'airig sé fothroin éigin ar nós síde gaoithe ag teacht 'na threó. Dhruid sé i leathtaobh chun a leagaint don rud greannamhar imtheacht thar brághaid. Nuair a tháinig sé ós a cómhair amac connaic sé gurbh é a bhí innte nó dá madra agus iad ag imtheacht ar
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2019-07-30 09:00
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which is called after her also. She did not build any convent in this district but she found many convents in other places. Her most famous one was in Kildare. There are people in the district called after her. I dont know if she worked miracles. Locally Saint Bridgets day is not a holiday any in the parish." There are two virgins in heaven who will not give me a forgetful protection. Mary
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2019-07-30 08:57
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Coroneary Presbyterian Church
Original Seccession Church
By Rev David Russel, Coroneary
The congregation of Coroneary first applied for preaching to the Monaghan Presbytery in the year 1755. After Dr Clarke was ordained in Cahans he preached frequently to them. Mr John McAuley who was afterwards ordained in Dublin preached often for them. Their preaching at first was held at the house of Stephen Rowen in Drumbinnis and afterwards at the house of Joshua Farguson in the townland of Killycloughan, and John Cookes in Tullylurkin but afterwards they met about the place where the meeting house now stands. The first house was built by a few individuals and thatched by James Blair of Tunnyhull.
They built the meeting house and fenced in the green before Mr Craig was ordained, James Tate assisted in the work and James Blair thatched it, Mr Craig was ordained in the joint Congregation of Cootehill and Coroneary about the year 1764. His ordination was held in a meadow belonging to Robert Jordan on the east side of Market St. The ministers present were Dr Clarke of Cahans 1757, Mr Thomson of Newbliss 1754, Mr Beatty of Drum 1763, Mr Kerr of Ballygonnyarid and Mr Magill of Glenances 1754. The stipend promised by Coroneary was £15 and oats
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The Local Fairs
There are many fairs held locally such as Manorhamilton, Dromahair, Lurgan and Drumkeeran. These fairs are always held in the towns.
There is a fair green in Manorhamilton but the cattle are sold on the streets in Dromahair. Bargains are made int he following manner. First when the beast is sold some of the hair is taken off its tail. Sometimes mud is rubbed on its back, or some kind of mark is put on it.
It is said that buyers never contracted bargains at crossroads or at the neighbouring hills in this district. Luck money is usually given to the person that buys the beast. when calves are sold six pence is given as luck money, and one shilling on cows. This is called "luck penny".
Whenever anybody brings a halter to the fair he always brings it back. The fair held on the eighth of May in Manorhamilton is supposed to be the greatest fair of the year in this district.
The fairs are held in Dromahair on the first Thursday of every month. The fairs are held in Manorhamilton on the twelth day of evey month, except the first of July, the eight of May and the seventh of October.
The fairs held in Drumkeeran are the twenty seventh day of every month except "Bonfires
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Festival Customs
In most districts many feasts are observed for example on St. Stephens day boys go around from house to house with their faces covered and they take decorated brushes in their hand and they sing the wren's song
On Hallow'een the children have
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Yellow root will poison anything that would drink it or doendo dandoline is also used for poison.
Bunfay is used as a sphrain to keep it upto it for a while Carzresbān is used for feeding pigs or hens or chickens. Nettles are boiled in water and if a cow had a blood morn the water of the nettles would cure would cure her. Bushes grow in wet land felestriom grow in poor land. Thisles grow in rich good land a dog leaf would cure the burn of a nettle.
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In olden times there were a lot of habbits done which are not carried on now a days. Occasionally when a person would die in a house there would be a very big funeral. On the morning of the funeral four men would carry the coffin out to the door and leave it on four chairs until everyone was ready. When they lifted the coffin they tossed the chairs. Long ago before parrfin oil come to the country the people made their own light with rushes and rozen. Other old habbits were when a person would get married they would go to some town. When they would come home again the groom would beak a bottle on a stone if the glass would spread out he would not have much luck. When the bride would be going into the house some one would break a cake of bread on her head. Other habbits
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We know by many signs whether the weather is going to be good or bad. Here are some signs by which we know the weather is going to be good:- When we see the smoke going straight up into the sky. When the mountains are misty in the morning and clear in the evening. When the mist is rising from a hollow or from a log in the evening. When the swallows are flying sky high. When the stars are bright. When large flys are flying and huming at night. When the cat is facing the fire. When the wind is blowing from the North or East. When the cattle are grazing peacefully and sheep and lambs are on the top of the hill. Here are signs by which we know the weather is going to be bad. When the smoke is going down. When the mountains are clear in the morning and misty in the evening. When the swallows are flying low. When the seagulls are flying inland. When the cat is washing her face with her back to the fire. When a blue blaze comes out of the fire. When the wind blows from the South or from the West. When the lambs come to the foot of the hill. When the dog eats grass. When the ducks begin to shout. When the sky is red where the sun is setting its a good sign but when it is red in the East its a sign of wind. When the sky is black there is going to be rain. When the rain-bow comes out after a shower of rain there will be know more rain that evening. Everybody should be glad to know these signs as they are sometimes useful.
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Handsome is that handsome does. Its a long road there is no turn in. Live horse and you'l get grass. You'l never feel the want of water till the well runs dry. Better to be sure than sorry. An empty house is better than a bad tenant, hunger they say will break through a stone wall. Blood is thicker than water. I hit the two birds with the one stone.
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Handsome is that handsome does. Its a long road there is no turn in. Live horse and you'l get grass. You'l never feel the want of water till the well runs dry. Better to be sure than sorry. An empty house is better than a bad tenant, hunger they say will break through a stone wall. Blood is thicker than water. I hit the two birds with the one stone.
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Many stories are told about my Locality as there are many places of interest in it. There is one place called the Cavan' and on this hill St Patrick was supposed to preach to the people of the neighbourhood. And on the place where he stood there is a large hight and it is all covered with briars and whins. This field is supposed to be the longest in the townland. There are three and a half acres in the field. St Patrick said Mass on this spot and the place where he said Mass there is a lot of Shamrocks found.
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Local Heroes: There were a lot of heroes in Ireland long ago but there were not many in our townland. The only one I ever heard about was Philip Smith. He lived in our townland but I don't know much about him. He was a very old man when he died. He was a good worker. He used to mow a lot and very often there would be a challenger and he would be the best sometimes. He was a good singer and he used to sing some very nice songs. Some of the songs were, Fontenoy, "Kelly Burke and Shea, The West's asleep and the Jackets Green. He won a lot of prizes for jumping and running. He used to spend a lot of his time hunting in the forests. He used to fish a lot in the rivers and lakes. He used to tell a lot of funny stories but very often the would'nt be true.
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Long ago people had three meals a day. They took their breakfast at nine, their dinner at one and their supper at seven. Thee meals consisted of porridge and milk for breakfast, potatoes and butter-milk for dinner and boxty and oaten bread for supper. They did manual work before having breakfast in the morning. Cows' milk was drunk at dinner. The rich people had a table in the center of the floor and ever body would gather round it. The poor people eat of a rod basket laid on a pot.
Tables in those days were nailed to the wall by nails and could be put up on the wall when not in use.
Bread in olden days was alwaysmade from oaten or wheaten-meal and was counted very healthy. It was due to these kinds of bread that people of those days had such good
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in Lispatrick. John Bowen and his mother lived opposite Calnans'. They emigrated to America. At the cross Mark O'Brien and his family lived. They afterwards went to live in another house in another house in Lispatrick. At that time there were two houses occupied in Tobar an lach. In one Tom White and his family lived. They all died. In the other house Tim Fitzegerald and his wife lived. They died also.
Further north lived John Nagle and his son. They died but some of their descendants still live in Lispatrick. About one hundred yards below Nagles', Dan Hayes and his family lived. They all died. Near Lena Quinns lived Timothy Collins and his family. He died and the family emigrated. Below Collins', John Donovan and his family lived. They all died except three sons who are living in Ballinspittle. Next door Jerh Looney and his brother and sister & nephew lived. They all died except the nephew who went to America. Across the road John Martin and his family lived. They went to live to Sandycove.
Where Connie Keohane's storehouse is now Jeremiah Finn and his family lived. The family emigrated and he went to live near Cork. Where Dempsey's farmhouse is now Jeremiah Donoghue and his family lived. He died and the family emigrated. About one hundred yards east of
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His name was Hopper. He used make clothes and he was called Weaver Hopper. Making of cloth was a very good trade at that time and that man made a great deal of money by his trade. There lived a woman in the townland of Banagher and she used make watch-chains, brooches etc. from horse hair. Her name was Mrs. Harte. In the townland of Mullanaranny there lived a man named John Feeney nicknamed "Booty" and he was a shoe maker. When he died no one took his place. Also in the towland of Carrickanuleen there lived a man named Cunninngham and he was a cartmaker and he also had a forge there. There was a shoemaker in the townland of Killogyboy and his name was Rooney but when he died no one took his trade. There was also a tailor in the townland of Corraghan and his name was John Fowley. He also made a good deal of money by his trade. There were thatchers also in this locality. There lived a man in the townland of Carrickfad and his name was Reynolds and he was a very good thatcher. There lived a shoemaker named Bunty
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There was once a lord from Galway and he married secondly. The lord himself was very rich and old and his wife was very young. His wife was very wicked and she would not give anything to the poor. The lord had a daughter. The daughter was very handsome and much like the wife that died. The father liked his daughter very much. The other wife did not like her at all. The wife clipped off her hair once and sent her off to Limerick town and sold her there. That night the bean sidhe came and haunted the wife. The Lord set out in search of his daughter. He sailed
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one knee and broke it. He then said go again to the black-smith and for every pound in the last one make him put a stone in the next one. She went once more and told the smith. When he had it finished she took it on her shoulder and started from the forge, but she had to rest every ten yards and it was very late. He tested it on his knee and he said it might do.
He then went to a cleeve-maker and got him to make a very big cleeve. He then put rushes in the bottom of it and put his mother into it and went to the Kings palace where expect to make a living. He left his mother in a house near the palace and went to it himself. On his way in the guards went to stop him but he struck one of theme with the stick and killed. He also killed the next then the rest ran away and in he went. The King wished to kill him because he thought he would kill all his soldiers. The King had a mill which was owned by the the Devil at night and the King thought if he sent him there that Devil would
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In the Penal days there lived in this district a Protestant family named Bullins. They were priest hunters. They were out one day watching a priest. The priest passed them quite close on horse-back.
The three brothers were together watching him. One of the brothers saw him and the others did not. When they went home the brother who saw him told the Catholic maid what had happened.
"How was it" he said, that I saw the priest passing and the others did not." She told him that she had baptised him privately. So that was the end of the priest hunting.
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The funniest story I was can relate was told to me by Mrs Thomas Fitzsimons, Lannett, Inniskeen, Co Monaghan.There names were, Owen Mugan, and Bridget Finegan. They talked about getting married. The brides father bought a blanket, and he showed it to a neighbours woman callled Catherine Mugan. He rolled it aeound his hands and he said that he would be out a lot of money with this wedding, and that he was after, giving some money to the groom.Catherine Mugan met the groom going away the next morning with an ass and cart, and two bags of potatoes in it. She asked him if he was going to buy her a ring for her nose. When he had the potatoes sold, he went off and he and the ass and cart never returned. The father of the bride said that he was not a pin , or a needle and that he would be found.
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It is recorded that the County Cavan contains 909 forts. Of these, two are in the townland of Knockbride. One of them called Anna fort is double ringed and about 70 years ago when a fence was made round it a larger number of bones said to be human were found. It overlooks the site of St. Brigid's well. This fort is situated on Patrick McKeown's farm. When a man was making the fence reformed to before, a fen voice said to him to stop it. So he stopped it. The half made fence is there yet to be seen.
The other is single ringed and some years ago part of it was opened as a sandpit. Some yards from the ring a hole in the form of an inverted cone about 4 feet deep was got and in the narrow bottom the remains of a fire. It is situated on Bernard O'Reilly's farm.
The townland of Lisdonan also contains two forts with single rings. one of these is situated on James O'Reilly's farm in sight of the two Knockbride forts. The other is situated on Mick McCormack farm.
There is one fort in Cappy. There is a mass rock situated on it. It is a big stone with a flat top. There are two holes in each side of it, one for holding the holy water and the other for washing the priest's hands.
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Long ago my mother's great grandmother was evicted out of her home in Derrydamph. She was a widow and had seven children. She had to go to some friends of her own in West Knockbride. It was on a Hallow Eve night that the landlord's agent called. When he gave her the eviction paper, he told her that it would help her to eat her supper. The name of his agent was Mr. Parr and the protestant man they put in is Mr. Trelford.
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There is a holy well in a field of John O'Connor's of Killan. It is called Tobar Anna after the parish. It was in a field near Paddy Clarke's. One day an old Protestant women washed dogs that had the mange. The next morning when she got up, the well was not there. It had moved to O'Connor's field. It was about two or three fields from where it was. A Protestant man named Mr. Eakins tried to get it into his field which was only a ditch from it. He wanted to get the water it was so good. He made shores and drains to get it but he could not. The water went a bit of the way and came back. So he had to leave it alone. it is there yet to be seen in John O'Connor's field.
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They are very friendly and help each other at work during the busy times of the year. The railway runs to the north of the townland and on the other side the people cut turf. This turn is very brittle. Most of the land is rocky and has to be worked with the loy. When the young people leave school a few of them get work in the town of Boyle, some of the others if they can be shared, go to England.
Jerry Ballantine.
Tivanagh.
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sé an Daingean shocruigheadh sé sa tsráid agus thosnuigheadh sé ag díol na bróga. Sa tráthnóna thagadh sé abhaile uaireanna sásta agus uaireanna go dúbhachbrónach. An la a dhioladh sé na bróga bíodh sé ar meisge. Tá seisear gréasaidhithe sa paróiste seo anois. Deirtear nár cheart uisce na gcos a coimeád istig san oidhche. Fadó nuair a bhíodh siad ag glanadh a gcos, cuireadh siad salann and siúcre san uisge. Deirtear ná gheobhfá cos tinn riamh taréis do cosa do nígh san uisge sin.
Mícheál Ua Dúinn, Clochán, Caisleán Ghréighre, fuartas ó Sheán Ó Dúinn, Clochán,
Caisleán Ghréighre (65 bl).
Fadó bhíodh na daoine timcheall fiche bliadhan sar a caithidís aon bróga. Sé an céad peidhre bróga a bhíodh ar a gcosa nuair a pósaidis. Do bhí fear in Abha Caisle darbh ainm Seán Beaglaigh. "An greasdadh" a tugtaí mar leas ainm air agus níor chaith sé bróga riamh dá mbé an lá a phós sé cosnochtaithe. Siad na bróga a caitheadh na fir fadó ná perks agus clogs; agus Elastics a caitheadh na mná. Caitheann an aos óg
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On the side of the road between the Hurlers Cross and the Wells Church there is a field about two acres in extent about one hundred years ago it was used as a cemetery, but now there is no trace of tombstone or anything of that nature.
In those days the coffin was borne to the graveyard, not on the shoulders of the as today. But on four sticks called Belarus”. Two were placed on the length and the other two crosswise and bound with roped.
When the funeral was over these”Beareis” were taken to a field at
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Old Houses
There were different kinds of houses in olden days. Some were made of stones and clay and others were made of clay alone. The houses had usually a bed in the kitchen and most of them had an "out-shot". This "out-shot" was in the wall so that the bed wouldn't take up any room. Some of the houses had chimneys others had none. There was just a fireplace and the fire which was usually made of wood was set on it. The smoke went up against the wall and out a little hole in the roof. The fire was always beside the gable wall. Any house that had chimneys were made of clay. The houses were usually thatched with rushes which were cut in the bogs. Some of the houses had windows others had none. Some had just a little hole bored in the wall and they had a little door made to fit it and at night they put the door on it. They also put the door on any time it was raining. The people made candles for themselves. They were made from the tow of lint and lard.
William Mc Gonigle, Cooley, Moville.
I got this information from:-
Mrs Dan Mc Gonigle, Colley, Moville
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Is gan é a leanacht suas ró fhada
sé faiccío gur cúrsaí feirge é
Is gur sgéal e a tharraingeodh achrann
Tá ómós mor go Máire agam
Is ní áiream i a bheaidh caoineadh
Is an té a tarraing an troiblóid
Is deacar dó a bheith saoglach
Fáighte ó Miceál Ó Dhonnchadha in áit a dhíol
Fear as an Áirdmhóir bó sé fear as áill na
brón agus rinne Miceál Ó Donnchadha amhran dóibh
Brígid Ní Ceanndhubháin Áirdmhóir Cárna
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mind.
This black dog is said to be seen now, every night near the former Technical School on the Fair Green. It prowls around for a while, and then it rushes down the Green in the form of an old shrunken little woman.
Kathleen Coffey
No. 4 Greenmount Terrace
Naas
Foregoing information received from:-
Mr. Robert Seargent
Kilcullen Road
Naas
Co. Kildare
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he would get back his speeches and hearing. It came Halloweve night again and the mother tied John up to the capall. Soon the tramping of horses came by and they called John. John called "Aye, Aye," and after they [?] John got back his speeches and hearing [?] he told his mother what had happened to him.
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Ireland long ago 10-6-1938
Long ago there was not many people in Ireland and there was no working at all in it compared to those days.
There came to Ireland a race of little people long ago and the dress they wore were made of the skins of animals they lived near the banks of the sea because they were afraid of the wild animals such as the wild deers, bears and the foxes. There are foxes still to be found in Ireland.
The food they eat was fish which they caught in the rivers. Fish is caught in Ireland now also but it is not used every day in the week. In the stone age the people had no means of getting any other food. They did not know much
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Ireland long ago 10-6-1938
Long ago there was not many people in Ireland and there was no working at all in it compared to those days.
There came to Ireland a race of little people long ago and the dress they wore were made of the skins of animals they lived near the banks of the sea because they were afraid of the wild animals such as the wild deers, bears and the foxes. There are foxes still to be found in Ireland.
The food they eat was fish which they caught in the rivers. Fish is caught in Ireland now also but it is not used every day in the week. In the stone age the people had no means of getting any other food. They did not know much
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Composition.
Subject The weather.
We are all interested in the weather, as the weather is very important to us especially if we have open air work.
The farmer and the fisherman depend on the weather, necause they work in the open air, and much of their success depends upon the weather conditions.
If we want to know if the weather will be fine or rainy, we must study nature.
Some people look for the weather forecast in the paper, or listen to the weather forecast from the wireless for this but many try to foretell the weather onditions by watching nature.
Here are a few weather signs from weather - sayings heard at school or from people at home or in Howth which we use and find many correct -
"When swallows fly high, sun in the sky
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In my district there is one "fairy fort", the name of which is "Willie Fort". This fort is situated in the downland of Doorla, Parish of Ballysodare and Barony of Donan. This fort is round in shape. There is no fence of any sort around it. There is no obvious? entrance.
Several people have gone into the fort. Many years ago, the owner cut a little bunch from near the place and next morning two of his cattle were killed. Singing music and lights were heard and sent a few years ago in it. The people that this field belongs to do not plough it but cattle graze there.
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"Field Names"
Many fields around Balscadden are called funny names, but thee is an explanation for the name on each. "Collier Horn" field near Balgaddy where Collier the Robber had his hiding place. He summoned his army of robbers by blowing a horn in this field. "?esy House" field near his place where the traveling tinkers encamped when visiting this place. They used to leave old beds etc behind and and other tramps coming the road made for this field to spend the night there. Church field at the back of the old cemetery near the School, called after the ancient church which was built along its boundary. The Mass field near the commons where Mass was said in the Penal times. There is a huge rock here which is called the Altar Rock and some old wooden crosses are all near this rock. Tubber Park field has a lovely well in the centre of it. The Weavers (near Whitestown) Where the weavers [?] and plied heir trade when visiting this district. The Moat River flows form the Morse's into the Delvin at Balscadden. There is a
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Aréir gan bhréag tre' m néaltaibh
Do thaidhruigh mé ar Éire Bhreágh
Do thaidhruigh mé gur sheasuig sí
'Gus cláirseach le na taobh.
Do thaidhreamh mé gur sheasuig sí
i gCathair geal na Machaire
Annsúd is binn do labhair sí
Mar scríobhaim in mo scéalI
In Gaedilg mhilis gan aon cáin
Go gcloisfeá ins an gCarracháin (Carahan)
Is go mba bhinne liom í ná na n-arragáin (Organ.)
'S ná an (band) ba cliste ceóil
Mé féin is gan aoine dem' ghaolta
Ní fiú mo bhean mo mhíle ghrád
Acht mé im' luighe go socair séanmhar
Is gan aoine beo le m' thaobh
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I
Do ghluais chughainn ó ghleann Áirgeach (i.e. Glen Inagh near Lisdoonvarna.)
Scaithfire úd do b'áilne gníomh
Tomás bán Ó Slatere
'Sé leagfadh ó na táintire
II
Bíonn sé ag fiadhach ar girrfidhthe
Ar lachain is ar chearc fhraoich
Is má théigheann sé uainn thar fairrge
Siúd creachtfadh sinn go brách aris.
III
Beidh buachaillí is cailíní
A' Chaoineadh is a' sileadh deor
Is go dtabharfaidh Seoirse buidhe é
A' rinnce go Burren fós
IV
Sé Tomkins Brew do thosnuig
An cogadh san i gConndae an Chláir
Do thug sé arm capaill ann
A' dtreascairt i ndiaidh le bád
Do thug sé iad ó Luimnig ó Inis is ó Cill do Luaidh
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It is said that the main road from Cork to Cashel passed through Ballyhooly long ago.
It was a very useful road.
They called it in Irish "bóthar bó Finne"
It was there before the Castle and Bridge were built.
At that time there was a ford across the river near where the Castle is now.
The ford is still to be seen but there is no use made of it because there is a bridge across.
Saint Mocue was driving in a coach through Ballyhooly one day.
On crossing the ford he saw a fine red apple floating on the river.
He picked it up.
His driver asked him for it because his teeth were watering for it.
He refused him because he said that there was a cure in it.
The Saint then went to Glanworth where a chief named "Cuana Mac Cailcin" lived.
He had a daughter who had a dead hand.
The Saint cured it with the apple.
It is said that her dead hand was better than her good hand ever after.
She afterwards became a nun.
Saint Mocue is also called Saint Carthage.
Saint Carthage is the patron Saint of Lismore.
He built a famous school there
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district. There are a couple of Mass paths in the district. There is another road called the Pass road. It is said that when Lord Grey was coming to attack Feagh Mac Hugh O'Byrne, Feagh lay in ambush whee, and when Lord Grey came. He was attacked and defeated.
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a cure for cancer. He makes up an ointment from herbs which he applies to the sore . Many people claim to have been cured by Gorevan but he refuses to give the secret of the cure, which he got from his father to anyone.
Jaundice:-
Take the juices of two herbs - the Sidhe bóchálain and Groundsel and mix with a pint of ale. Boil the mixture for about ten minutes, and then allow to cool. Some of this has to be taken in a glass of ale every morning until the patient vomits - patient must be fasting before taking mixture. After the vomit the yellow colour will disappear from the patient and he will be better in a few days.
Blood poisoning:-
Mix oatmeal and buttermilk until a thick paste is formed. Apply this to the affected part when going to bed at night. After a few applications the person will be cured.
Heart fever :-
Get a cup of oatmeal and press it tightly over the heart of the sufferer while the latter and the one applying the pressure say five Paters and five Aves. Next bake the oatmeal into a cake. The patient must eat all of this cake after which he will be cured.
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Cures
Cancer :-
There are two types of cancer- running cancer and dry cancer. For running cancer there is no known cure but old people give the following cure for dry cancer :- Some near relation of the person suffering from the disease must dig a few roots of dandelion and squeeze the juice out of them. Then this juice must be rubbed to the sore occasionally and after some time it will disappear.
Near this village of Grange in this parish there lives a man named Gorevan who has
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Local cures
Long ago in the time of our greatgrandfathers and our greatgrandmothers medical science was not as far advanced as it is today. Many diseases that are quite common nowadays and well known to both doctors and people were unheard of, and the doctors were quite ignorant as to their treatment.
Pneumonia for instance. Its treatment was unknown and when a case occurred it meant death. Doctors and hospitals were not so commonly known as they are today and the people had not very much confidence in them. They believed in the home cures and they never approached a doctor until their own cures failed.
For instance if a man caught a cold the cure was to take a certain amount of blood from his arm. This applied also to pneumonia and consumption. If a man needed a dose such as salts, he was given a dose of melted soap. All the weeds that we see growing in the fields were made use of as medicine for some particular disease in both people and cattle. They made up bottles from the boiled roots which they mixed with different ingredients and used them as cures. They had private cures for cancer, bite of mad dogs, jaundice etc. the secret of which was held by certain families, and unknown to other people.
Nora Gormanly.
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There is a field in our village called “Gorry an óir”. It is said that there was gold in this field. In the olden times people came there to dig the gold. They came mostly at night time so that they might be caught. One night people came digging. When they had dug so far they saw a big flat flat and they could not go any further so they went home. They came again and started to dig but it was in vain. They had to fill the hole again and nobody got the gold and it was not opened again. This field was afterwards called, “Gorry an óir”. This field is owned by Michael Horhan.
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Long ago there lived a miserly woman in the peninsula of Bhéara. It is supposed she took a span from the mines to a rock near c
bomhad and the print of her foot is to be seen there always and the print of the palm of her hand is under it. She spammed from that to a rock near the graveyard in Kilcatherine and a monk followed her from the mines and caught her there and turned her into a rock there. It is supposed she had two sisters, one in Bolas and one in Dingle. One day while the Cailleach Bólais was salting a firkin of butter, the cows went into a field of oats and the Cailleach Bhéara called her from Kilcatherine and told her that the cows were in the oats.
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They are boiled on water and the juice of them is drunk. Docks are very useful for a burn of a nettle. If the seed of garlic is eaten it is a very good cure for boils. Garlic is also very good for colds. Rushes are very good for warts. They are cured by pulling ten rushes, then throwing one away and making the sign of the cross on the wart with each of the other nine. Bury those under a stone and as they rot the warts rot.
There grows a plant in Newtown Castle called the "Barrach buidhe" and the juice of this plant cures jaundice. Nettles are also very good for blood purification. House leek is very good for burns and corns and they are cured by bruising the juice on the corn or burn. Marsh mallow is very good for a burn. It is used by boiling the root and rubbing the juice to the burn.
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him by the horn. The stout herdsman caught him by the other horn. They dragged the bull asunder. He took a half in spite of the herdsman. The herdsman ran after him and took another quarter "Ah" said Fionn I have three quarters and you can keep that one. He came back to Ulster and told his master he could never cope with the giant of Munster and the herdsman was the best he ever met that he took three quarters of the bull in spite of him. They used to eat iron in the bread and the child six months ate the finger off him. The exercise they had was to throw four cwt over the castle and catch it on the other side.
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In this district there are a great deal of poor people travel-ling about. They live in tents along the main road or in fields. Some of them live in caravans with wheels on them which are drawn from place to place with horses.
The people that live in those houses are called the travelling folk. They are so called as they are always travelling about from house to house. Some of them sell articles such as pins, needles, delph, laces, mirrors and all sorts of household things. Some people buy things and others do not.
When they go to a house they ask alms such as bread, flour, eggs
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it was turned into a priest's residence and a new church was rected by Rev. Fr. Hugh McGovern.
During this time the people were very poor and they used to work for three pence for clay. By this way they made a road and a cupla bridges in the parish.
Some time ago the greater portion of Glan was owned by a landlord whose name was Lord Ainsely. He lived in the Co. Down and he had an agent to collect the rent for him who lived in Cavan town. The people of Glan would have to go to Cavan town to pay the rent which is a distance of thirty miles. I heard it told that there was one woman who used to walk to Cavan town and she would be home in time in time to milk her cows that night which is a distance of sixty miles to and from it.
As usual some of the landlords were very cruel and bad. If any of the tenants did not pay their rent which had to be paid once a year. The landlord would send the Sheriff and a certain member of police and some times the horse soldiers came to Glasy.
But they never left the road unless they were needed.
There were twenty three house in this neighbourhood which was diminished because they could not pay the rent. They cut the [?]
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During the Penal days there were very few families living in this parish. As there were no roads to get in or out apart one which is still to be seen. This road: was not fit for anyone only those on horseback and it was leading from Piacíar an mbothar to the black river which was a distance of nine miles.
It is also known that during this time the Mass would be delivered on the side of the mountain bordering Cavan and Leitrim. This spot was called "Aoth an t-ságairt". It was the one priest that would do four or five parishes. The remainder of the Mass rock is still to be seen and it is supposed to be a very holy place.
As time rolled by and as the people began to grow more plentiful they moved down to the foot of the mountain to Carrick West. Then in about 1796 a small church was built. This church was very simply built and roofed with thatch. Again in about 1856
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And he looking at his daughter.
Agus gheóbham arís an crúisgín is bíodh sé lán.
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So now my song is ended,
And my pen is weary,
Success attend the gentlemen,
That carried on Cork races,
Many truth and hospitality abound,
Our little nation
And many trade and commerce flourish,
In our towns for future ages.
Agus gheobham arís an crúisgín is bíodh sé lán.
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It is there you would see confectioners,
With sugarsticks and dainties,
The oranges the lozenges,
The lemons and the raisins,
There were gingerbread and spices there
To accomodate the o´ladies,
And pig crúibíns for twopence,
To be picking while you´re able
Agus gheóbham arís an crúisgín is bíodh sé lán.
VII
The bells rang out for starting,
The horses were impatient,
You would think they never stood on ground
Their speed was so amazing,
´Tis there you would see jockies,
And they mounted on most nately,
The pink, the blue, the red, the green,
The emblem of their nation,
Agus gheóbham arís an crúisgín is bíodh sé lán.
VII
´Tis there you would see gamblers,
Thimblemen and garters,
The sporting wheel of fortune there,
With its four and twenty quarters,
Others without scruple pelting bottles,
At poor Magie,
And her father well contented,
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I
As I went down the Brickfield road,
To seek for recreation,
I took a tour to Evergreen,
Where sceneries were pleasing,
There were multitudes assembled there,
With their tickets at the station,
That my eyes began to dazzle,
And I going to see the races.
Agus gheóbham airís an crúiscín is bíodh sé lán.
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There were passengers from Limerick,
And passengers from Nenagh,
Passengers from Dublin,
And sportsmen from Tipperary,
There were passengers from Kerry,
Where brave Dan was educated,
And the blare renoumed melesiano
That gained emancipation.
Agus gheobham airís an crúiscín is bíodh sé lán.
III
There were passengers from Charleville,
And numbers from Adare there,
The boys of Ballyanchullaig,
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While silvery moon shines bright o'er
Cloone and lone Drumshanbo Hill,
5. Wild flowerets gay crown Kiltifea,
Dear Tooma and Cankeel --
Behold with awe that wonderous spa
All human illsq to heel
Aughnaglace I fondly trace the ford
And Murphy's Mill
Well I recall those features all
Around Drumshanbo Hill.
6. Mid holy ground the fonts abound
Where nightly faries sing
Entrancing themes to haunt our
Dreams around Kilkenny's spring
Mid hawthorn lanes and ripening
Grains, the birds their music thrill
In apple groves where love-light roves
Around Drumshanbo Hill.
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1. From the U.S.A. this Christmas day,
Dear friend a note to thee,
In simple rhymes recalling times,
When we were young and free,
Mid singing brooks and dingling nooks,
In memory treasured still,
Where first a child I carolled wild,
Around Drumshanbo Hill.
2. My thoughts now fly to scenes gone by,
In Erin o'er the sea;
Where Patriarchs taught and true
Men fought for human liberty;
Where fenians bold were oft enrolled,
And nightly got their drill
Mid the silent shades and lovely
Glades around Drumshanbo Hill.
3. Full vividly I seem to see old friends
We'll ne'er see no more,
When fiddler's tune and piper's croon,
Spurred dancers on the floor,
The golden fields the spinning reels
The scutchers and the kiln,
Made labour joy for boy and girl
Around Drumshanbo Hill.
4. By Annagh's side a crystal tide in
Musing wavelets roll
Through flowery vales where banshee
Wails for some departing soul.
In Gubnastuckawne the Leprechaun his
Crocks of gold may fill.
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morning fasting.
45. Sore eyes. Bathe the eyes in cold black tea, or hang a green shade or leaf on the eye, or put a piece of gold up to the eye.
46. Roast Potatoes. Put them into a piece of cloth or a stocking and put it around the sore throat.
47. Blane. This is a disease cured by lighting sooty straw under the animal's head. It makes the cattle hang their head down and a white matter runs from their nose.
48. Chilblains are cured by rubbing the juice of an onion to them.
49. Bad Health is cured by boiling and seasoning camomile and drinking the liquid.
50. Stomach pains. Tip the top of your toes every morning with your fingers and without bending your knees.
51. "Cleas ba Péisreis a cure for sick cattle. It is a cure used by knotting a cord in some manner over the animal's nose.
52. Bounds' water which is found in streams separating two lands. When drank it will cure almost all pains.
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16. Water cress. is good for a bad stomach. is eaten raw.
17. Leeches. Leeches are good to draw the bad blood from an injured part of the body as they suck out the blood. The old people called them "Súgairí."
18. Tobacco is a cure for a toothache. It should be cut small and put down on the tooth.
19. Garlic is a cure for a pain in the stomach. It should be boiled in milk and strained an the brewage drank.
20. Blackcurrant jelly. is good for a sore throat.
21. Dock-leaf is a cure for a sore lip when it is applied to it. In the head of the dock-leaf a funnel-like stem is to be got. It is white and should be opened out and applied to the lip. The stem contains a sticky white matter.
22. Black Weeds are good for pains. The weed should be dried and rubbed to the part effected.
23. Primroses are good for hoarseness. The person that would be hoarse should eat them.
24. Snails are a cure for choking in the chest. The slime of the snails is to be drank
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Bhí lamhanain ann fadó agus ní raibh aon chlann ortha. Bhí cion mór acu, dá chéile. Tháinic an diabhal lá don teach, nó go bhfeicfeadh sé an raibh sé indán troid a chur eatorrtha, acht theip ar an mbitheamhnach. Casadh bean siubhal dó ar an mbóthar an lá céadna, agus dubhairt leis go dtiubharfaidh sé an méid airgid dioth, agus nach caitthe go deo aici dá mbeadh sí indán troid a chur ar bun idir an lanamhan. Dubhairt sise go ndéanfadh, agus d'imthigh leithe ag triall ar an teach a bhí i gceist ag an diabhal. Bhuail an bean siubhal isteach i dteach na lanamhan agus d'iarr ar an bhean cá raibh fear a' tíghe. Tá sé amuigh ag obair adeir an bean. Nach mór an feall nach bhfuil aon chlann oraibh. Céarad a thuibhrfádh domhsa anois agus beidh mac óg agat, sul a mbeidh an blian thart. Tiubhrfaidh mé rud ar bith dhuit adeir an bhean. Anois adeir an bean siubhail ar a dó-déag a clog anocht faghaidh galaoireach, agus uisge, agus rásuir. Cuir galaoireach ar leiceann d'fhir bearr an taobh sin annsin, agus ná bac leis an taobh eile. Beidh mac óg agat comínnteis is a bhfuilim annseo bliadhan an oidhche anocht. Caithfidh mé a bheith ag imtheacht ars an bean siubhal, tá sé ag eirighe mall. Fan san áit a bhfuil tú anocht ars bean a' tíghe. Ní féadaim adeir an bean siubhal tá mo chlann is mo chuid le aire a thabhairt doibh. Taobh amuigh ó'n doras casadh fear a' tighe uirthi ó teacht ón ngort. Buidhcheas le Dia gur thainic mé, treasna ort, mar tá do bean ag brath ar do
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eggs, and differs from all other birds in hatching. Instead of lying upon her eggs as she only lays two she keeps them under her winds and only leaves them down on her flat nest when in search of flood.
The Cuckoo the proudest of birds has her waiting maid the Riabogue, and they both travel together. The cuckoo is too proud to either make her own nest, or near her young; she travels the woods until she finds a comfortable nest and deposits her egg there, and lets some foster mother care it for her. The Cuckoo comes to visit us in the end of Spring, and leaves us towards the end of June. There is great welcome for this bird on account of her beautiful voice. She is of a grey and black colour with a bright breast.
The rooks are a noisy
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R. A useless useful instrument: from once its bought it is never lent. The man that buys it does not want it, and the man that needs it knows nothing about it?
A. Coffin.
R. What weight is the moon?
A. The moon is one cwt weight because there are four quarters in it.
R. As round as an apple as deep as a cup, and all the men in Derry would not lift it up?
A. A Spring well.
R. It is deep and it is damp and it is green above the bank and its fir for a Lord or a Lady?
A. A grove.
R. What will go up the chimney down but will not come down the chimney up.
A. An umbrella?
R. What goes up the ladder with its
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agus sar i bhfad bhí clár-feadaigh-éadach amach ós cómhar a shúile agus gach nídh chómh maith ann agus a bhéadh ar bord ríogh. D'ith sé a sháith agus nuair a bhí sé réidh, dubhairt an tarbh leis: "Ná labhair focal faoi seo"
Bhí an buachaill lán sásta agus dubhairt leis féin nach mbéadh aon ocras air aríst go deo! Um tráthnóna, d'fhill sé ar ais ag teach a mháighistir, agus ar ndóigh, réidhtigh bean a' tíghe súipéar dó ach ní raibh aon fonn ithe air. Ní raibh a fhios ag an mnaoi cé'n fáth nach raibh sé ag ith mar ba gnáthach leis, tar éis lá fada amuigh ar an sliabh.
"Ní féidir go bhfuil tú tinn" adeir sí leis. "Níl mé", adeir an buachaill "ach tá mo sháith láidir ite cheana agam."
An lá in a dhiaidh sin, chuaidh sé amach ag obair, agus timcheall an uair céadna, thainic an tarbh anonn tríst aige, agus d'ith sé agus d'ól sé a sháith, go dtí nach raibh rud fágtha ar an mbord. D'fhill sé abhaile um tráthnóna ach má chuaidh, níor ith sé a oiread agus blas. Bhí fearg mór ar bean an tíghe nuair nach raibh a fhios aice an fáth a bhí leis sin. Bhí bean eile sa gcómharsanacht an-mór leithe-seo agus d'innis sí i dtaobh an buachalla: "Is gearr go mbeidh fios agamsa faoi sin", adeir sí, agus droch cas ar a súilibh. An lá i ndiaidh sin, chuaidh sí díreach go dtí an sliabh agus d'fhan i bhfolach ar feadh an lae agus
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that without a k?
A. That.
Q. Ass cart and Kacklings spell all in three letters.
A. All.
Q. The King of Morroco built a ship and in that ship his daughter sat and I am blamed for telling her name and there's three times I told it there?
A. Ann.
Q. The King of Morroco sat on a stool he took out this long thing and called it a fool saying wig wag yow poor little thing many a black hole ever you were in?
A. His pen.
Q. What is it has a head, a foot and four legs?
A. A bed.
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other men who had sub-contracts, (He) under Fenton. My great grandfather John Campell was one of the sub-contractors. He made that portion of the road through Cornaroy and Drumduff and built the bridge between the two townlands. The road was finished in 1860. While making this road the men were generally at work at six o' clock in the morning, and did not leave off until eight or nine o'clock at night. There were no road gangers as nowadays. The men were only paid at the rate of six pence to eight pence per day in those days.
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from Enniskillen to Carrick-on-Shannon. As this road ran through Drumgorman bog the turf banks became very scarce. The Morans of that town cut away the road in search of turf. There were five families of them and that left five different portions of the road cut away. This place lies between Whelan's land and Hugh Early's old house and is a disused swamp at present. The portion of the road from Early's old house out to the Carrick road is in good repair but is not on the county. The other portions of it from Drumgorman to the cross roads at Master Dodd's is still repaired by the county at eighty pence per perch, while in older times the men were paid only four pence per day on the same road.
There is another road running through the north-western side of my father's land. This road was made in
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There was an old road up the canal bank leading to Carrick-on-Shannon. The track of it is to be seen yet though it is very old. It was made of stones which they got in the fields and ditches. There were about ten men employed on it. The French army marched and camped on it when they were going to Ballinamuck in the year seventeen ninty eight.
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As cow is not as large as a horse. Some cows have horns while others have not. A cow is very useful because if not for the cow people would not live without her milk. Long ago people tied the cows by the horns with a rope to a stake. Nowadays they are tied by a chain, round the neck and attached to a stake by a ring. People long ago used to tie a red flannel cloth of the cow's tail the day her time was up because they believed if they did not do that she would be over-looked. They also did this when they were going to bring a cow to a fair. The place where cows sleep is called a byre. The cows sleep on a stand. There is a shore between the two stands about a yard wide called the "gropadh" in which the manure is.
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Animals are very useful. The most useful are, the horse, cow, pig, and goat. The horse is a very large animal. In Summer he is out on the grass, and in Winter he is in the stable. When a horse is in the stable he needs a great amount of care to keep him right. he has to be brushed, curred and cleaned every morning. His bed has to be cleaned and swept out every day. First thing every morning is, he has to get a drink of water, then a mash of bran, and after that he gets his hay and then he gets a bed of hay. At night he only gets hay and then he gets a bed of hay to lie on during the night. The way his bed is cleaned is, all is gathered up in a heap. It is then
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minds to sit up and strip her and so they did and dug her grave an wen they had had done so they began to cut her fingers to get the rings and when they had her fingers cut to the bone the woman gave a jump and sat up in the coffin and began to talk to them and one of the men ran away with fear but the other man told her about the way she had fallen into the trance and the way the people had buried her. She gave them thousands of pounds as long as they lived every after.
Heard from Mr. Lacey formerly of Cappagh, Rathdrum.
Once upon a time there was a tramp who had no home and one night he went to a man for to get lodgings for the night. He had met with him that day before and he told him that he would give him lodgins for the night. This man was rich and he had two houses and one of them was a big mansion and there
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Potato Crop 23 Jan 1938
There are potatoes grown at home on my farm every year. There is an English acre sown under potatoes nearly always, and the same amount is sown each year. The ground is not manured before being turned up, but when the drills are opened there is manure spread in them.
The potatoes are sown in drills in the field but when the potatoes are sown in the garden they are sown in ridges. The field is ploughed with a plough but the gardens are dug with a spade. In olden times the first plough the
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Two Irishmen and Two Englishmen were playing cards. The two Irishmen were partners and one used to say to the other "Ar bhfuil agat? Ta." and the other Irishman used say "Ta" when he had good cards. The two Englishmen were losing and in the end they stood up from the table and said that they would never play the game of "Ar bhfuil agat? Ta."
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In olden times the old people used to make candles in this way. Reisin, Fresh Butter and a little pitch were put into the Cam or Cruiscin which is a pot. Then they put it on a fire and boiled it for three and a half hours. When it was boiled they got a thread of soft cotton and hung it across a Cleek and dipped it into the Cruiscin again and again until the candle was thick enough. They hung it on the wall until it became thick. They kept this up until they had all that was in the Cruiscin finished. When the candles were made the Cruiscin had to be applied again.
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''Mac Shamhradháin go neart
Ar Teallach Eachaidh Oirdhearc.''
''McGovern, the mainstay of strength,
Rules over noble Tullyhaw.''
Arms of the Clann :-
Argent. Oak of a mount vert an oak tree proper on a chief azure., a crescent between two mullets argent. Crest. An oak tree proper.
Explanation :-
The oak tree is considered the emblem of virtue and strength.
The Romans made their civic crowns of its branches and gave it to such as had saved the life of a citizen.
The McGovern Pedigree
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The clann is said to be descended from Eochaidh Muigh Meadhoin,
the 124th Monarch of Ireland.
I. Royal house of O'Neill Monarchs of Ireland and Kings of Ulster.
86 Eochaidh Muigh Meadhoin (Eochy Moyrane) was the 124th Monarch of Ireland and in the eighth year of his reign he died a natural death at Tara A.D. 366.
II. Royal house of O'Connor, King of Connaught
87 Brian; eldest son of the king of Connaught.
88 Duach Galach: his youngest son; first Christian King of Ireland.
89 Eoghan Searbh: His son.
90 Muireadach: His son.
91 Fergus: his son, king of Breffney.
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Local Landlords.
Long ago Ireland had been divided into large ranches. Those were generally the property of Protestants, so that many of the landlords were hostile to catholic tenants.
John Headach was the landlord of Johnston district. The Headach family have been settled in the district since about a hundred and fifty years ago.
The Headach (family have been settled in)
estate consisted of about six hundred acres.
Claree, Peterfield, and (...?) were once part of the Johnstown Estate.
John Headach was a fairly good landlord.
There are several ruins of houses on the estate.
This shows that evictions must have taken place.
The evicted people went to Connaught or up on the mountains. The Headach family got the Johnstown ranch (after) after the Cromwellians plantations.
After a few years John died and his son became landlord. (him) He
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''Aistriú an Luain ó thuaidh nó aistriú an Aoine ó dheas, muna mbeadh agat ach pocán gabhair ní dócha go rithfeadh leat.''
Dá mbeadh duine ag imeacht ó bhaile agus gur ó thuaidh a bheadh a thuras ní léighfeadh na sean daoine dó imtheacht Dé Luain. Mar an gcéadaoin í leigfidís dó dul ó thuaidh dia h-Aoine. Deirtear na beadh aon phioc den ádh ag an duine sin.
Nós atá ag a lán daoine gan mhuc do mharbhú Dia Luain. Deirtear ná bheadh aon rath ar an gcuid eile ded' mhuca.
Deirtear leis nach ceart do dhuine a chuid gruaige so bhearradh Dia Luain.
Nuair a thagann duine isteach i dtig agus go mbíonn cuigeann á dhéanamh ann, bíonn air buille do bhuaileadh leis an loingthe nó an bairle do chasadh mar bheadh amhras ar na daoine gur leo an cuigean go mbéarfadh an cuairteóir an t-ím leis.
Má bhíonn dhá dhoras i dtig, is ceart do cuairteoirí teacht isteach ags dul amach an doras céadhna.
Aon áit go mbíonn lios ní ceart dul suas air, brosna do bhailiú as, bláthanna do
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a large ring. On goes inside in the centre and closes her eyes. Those in the ring say, "Frog in the middle, jump up, jump up
The Frog jumps up and catches someone. She must guess her name and if she guesses right the others is the frog. If not, she has to be frog again.
Another of our favourite games is "here is the gipsy's rider". One person act as a gipsy. The others join hand and stand in a line. The rider approaches them say:- Here is the gipsy's rider, rider, rider,
Here is the gipsy's rider and the y.o.u"
The others say-
"What are you riding here for, here for, here for. What are you riding her for and the y.o.u
"Riding to get married, get married, get married,
Riding to get married, and the Y.O.U"!
Each one says:-
"Will you marry me, sir, me, sir, me, sir.
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'Spy'
On Spy Wednesday we play 'spy'. One remains in the den and the rest run off to hide. The remain hidden until the person sees them and calls 'spy'.
'Skittles,'
When we cannot go out on a wet day we play 'skittles' indoors. We get seven short sticks and one fairly long one. The numbers one to seven are put on the seven sticks or skittles. Each person throws the other sticks and whoever knocks the greatest number of sticks wins the game. 'Skip'.
Many of our girls skip during recess.
Two persons take an end of the rope each and turn it. Someone else jumps in and skips. The others say:-
tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, richman, poorman farmer's son or boots, shoes, buttoncosts, clogs or hat, cap, bonet, wreath- and- veil, or wheelbarrow, ear cart, carriage and
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at one time a number of Saints were going from Tobar na Naomh to Ballyvourney. The mountain path being so steep and narrow they could only walk one behind the other. When the first arrived at Ballyvourney he found he had forgotten something at the well. He told the one next to him and so the word was passed from one to the other and the last was just leaving the the well when the word reached him so that he was able to bring the forgotten object to its owner. This object was said to be a pair of glasses. Whether glasses were know in Ireland in the days of the Saints I do not know.
Dromnaharuich is the name of a townland about midway between Loo-bridge and Headford. I once heard that this also was a place for paying ''rounds'' long ago and that it was for this it got its name- drom na h-Aithrighe.
It was an old custom for the people of Glenflesk to go to ''the City'' on May day to do ''rounds'. The ''City'' was in Rathmore and the Glenflesk people crossed the hill on foot to get there. A pattern andd amusements accompanied the doing of ''rounds at 'the city'''; this was not the case with the doing of ''rounds'' at ''Tobar na Naomh'' probably because, as far as I remember, they were not done on any special day of the year.
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field Each person playing gets a stone. One person leaves his stone, "a duck" on the granny. The others throw their ducks at the granny. If the duck on the granny was knocked; the person minding the granny had to put it up again. If he could catch anyone before he got back to the man that person had to mind the granny.
'Den'
When the cold days of winter come we [?] to warm ourselves. We make a den and all gather into the den. Then one finds out who will follow the rest.
She says "one, two, sky blue
All out but you
The person she points to 'lies'. She follows the rest.
Sometimes we say:-
"Ittle ottle, blue-bottle
'Ittle ottle, out:"
or "abben ababben, a baby's knee
Wholesome fulesome, sacred tea
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There is an old ruin called Ballinadrimna castle, it is situated not more than one quarter of a mile from the village of Shangarry, and it is in the Parish of Tynagh. Along side this ruin there lived a man named John Billet. When he was young nothing would make him afraid. Before his parents died they told him not to stay out late at night. Paying no heed to what he was told, he came in his field at about 10 o' clock at night and he heard a horse gallop around
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in a circle. One goes in the middle of the ring and stands there. The others sing:-
"Poor Widow, poor widow, she is left all alone
She has nobody to marry at home,
You said the East, you said the West,
You say the very one you love best."
The person inside calls out the name of any person in the ring. They both stand in the centre of the ring.
Those with there hands joined say:-
"Those poor couple are married together,
We wish them a great many joys
But that does not do, three hundred and two
They kiss and say good-bye."
'Colours'
When we play colours one person becomes an angel and another a devil. They go to a wall and stand apart. The others all get a colour. Then the angel and the devil call out colours and the person whose
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Churning
There are several types of churns. The turn we know best are the dash churn and the end - over-end churn. Before people churn the cream they scald the churn, skimmer and butter hands with boiling water.
The churn is left to cool. When it is cold enough the cream is put in. The lid is fixed lightly and then the act of churning begins. A person turns the churn-handle until the glass in the lid is clear.
Then the buttermilk is drained out off the butter. The butter is placed in a small tub. Then it is washed with spring water. The water is drained off the butter. Then salt is sprinkled on the butter. It is mixed with the butter with the skimmer.
Then the butter is placed on a flat board.
It is made onto rolls and shaped with the scotch-hands. The rolls are wrapped
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Beannacht ó dhia orainn féin agus ar an mbeathadh seo thug sé dúinn. An té do thug an beathadh seo dhúinn-ne go dtugfaidh sé trócaire agus beatha ríoraidhe dár n-ainmneachaibh tré Íosa Críost ár dTiarna. Amen.
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One day Eoghan Ruadh was at a country ''Station''. He was then a young lad and a poor servant boy. Every time Eoghan made an attempt to go to confession he was pushed back by the priest and first preferance given to the more well-to-do people present. After a time Eoghan went + sat on a heap of turf at the end of the kitchen. When the Priest had finished all the confessions he beckoned to Eoghan. Then Eoghan answered in verse-
Ní hí an bhochtaineacht is othlaibh liom
Beidh fíor go deo
Ach an (?) a leanann í
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Round the open shafts of the abandoned Duhallow coal-mines near Droma Castle were heaps of coal-dust. The poor people of the neighbourhood used to mix clay with this dust and work it up into a dough-like substance. It was then made into balls, and allowed to dry. Then it was stored and used for winter fires. The balls glowed red, gave out great heat and lasted for a very long time, but there was no flame.
In many of the farm houses an iron grater was set in the open fire-places and a passage communicated under-ground with a small fan bellows at the side of the fire-place. A coal and turf fire was set on the iron grating and fanned into flame by the bellows at the side. In some houses a two chamber baking oven was set under the fire-place and used for baking bread, joints of meat etc. A passage was sunk at the side of the fire-place by means of which access could be had to the oven.
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to find out about the weather the weather the birds acted as weather prophets. When they heard the blackbird whistling in the evening they knew frost was coming.
The sea-gulls on land are a sign of a storm. Crows clustering together on tree tops portend a storm. When the crows fly with their heads downwards we expect rain.
When one magpie comes out alone to look for food in spring we expect cold weather.
When two come out we look forward to a fine spell. When we see the swallows flying high in the air we expect fine weather.
If they fly low we do not expect fine weather.
If they fly low we do not expect fine days. The plovers (piping?) in the fields remind us of snow. When we hear the (?) calling we proivde for the rainy days. To see pigeons flying into the ever-green trees us the sign of cold wet weather.
The first time you hear the cuckoo, if you lift your right foot and if there is a brown hair under your foot you will not live
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cuckoo makes no nest.
The pigeon says "take two, Teddy, take two". One day a boy went to steal apples from an orchard. A pigeon was on the top of a tree. The boy took one apple and the pigeon cried out, "Take two, Teddy, take two
If we frighten a crow we hear him say "baw, baw". He asks us where he is to go in Irish too, Cá Cá.
Each bird has its own kind of nest. Some nest in the trees, some in house-tops and others in grass. The robin builds her nest on shady bank. It is made of sticks and lined with hay. The skylark's nest is got amongst the grass.
The wren builds her small nest in an ivy tree, thus we have the verse:
'The wren builds in an ivied (tree) thorn
Or old and ruined wall,
The mossy nest so covered in,
You scarce can see at all.'
The martin builds his nest of clay in rows
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in the back.
A cure for sore eyes is to bathe them the first thing in the morning with cold tea.
Collected by the following:-
Margaret Starr,
Lisquillabeen,
Coolbawn.
Sally Darcy, Rockview, Puckane.
Maisie Cleary, Kildangan, Puckane.
Lizzie Starr, Lisquillabeen, Coolbawn.
Maura Collins, Claree, Puckane.
Sara Hogan, Larkin's Hills, Puckane.
Mickie Hogan,
Rita Morrisey, Prospect, Puckane.
Obtained from,
Mrs O'Meara, Rockview, Puckane. Age 85 years
Mrs Kennedy, Claree, Puckane. Age about 60.
Mrs Cleary, Kildangan, Puckane, Nenagh,
Mr John Cleary, Armagh, Puckane, Nenagh.
Mrs Hogan, Larkin's Hill, Puckane.
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There was once a woman who had four sons. Each of them had a physical defect. Once had only one leg, but he could run as fast as a hare. Another had only one eye, but he could see a thing miles away. Another had no teeth but he could eat iron and stones with his gums. The last fellow had one arm but he could knock down the strongest wall in the world.
The king one day asked them to come with him to hunt a fox. The five of them were on their horses when they came to this wall which they could not jump. The king asked the fellow with the one arm to knock down the wall but he refused and said his mother would not be pleased.
The king promised to give him as much gold as he could carry and so he knocked down the wall.
When they went into the next field the fellow with one eye saw a man being drowned. He told the fellow with one leg, and he ran and saved him.
He then saw the fox going into a hole.
They came up to the rock and the fellow with no teeth ate way the rock until they came to the fox and they killed him.
Told by Mrs. John Ms Jaque (80yrs)
Lower Annagh
Dowra, Co. Leithim
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There was once a woman who had four sons. Each of them had a physical defect. Once had only one leg, but he could run as fast as a hare. Another had only one eye, but he could see a thing miles away. Another had no teeth but he could eat iron and stones with his gums. The last fellow had one arm but he could knock down the strongest wall in the world.
The king one day asked them to come with him to hunt a fox. The five of them were on their horses when they came to this wall which they could not jump. Th eking asked the fellow with the one arm to knock down the wall but he refused and said his mother would not be pleased.
The king promised to give him as much gold as he could carry and so he knocked down the wall.
When they went into the next field the fellow with one eye saw a man being drowned. He told the fellow with one leg, and he ran and saved him.
He then saw the fox going into a hole.
They came up to the rock and the fellow with no teeth ate way the rock until they came to the fox and they killed him.
Told by Mrs. John Ms Jaque (80yrs)
Lower Annagh
Dowra, Co. Leithim
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Shan Barna was a well known rapparree. He was one of the men who was driven from his home by the English soldiers. He lived in the Sliabh Beigh mountains Co. Fermanagh. His chief activities were carried out on the Clogher road which runs through the sliabh Beigh mountains and into Clones
He had many caves into which he put the horses that he stole. There is a long tunnel into them and at the mouth of this tunnel there is a big flat stone. This stone is part of the rock and is not noticeable to any passer by.
Some rich men gave him tax because they were afraid of him stealing their property. One night as he and his brother John went to lift the tax they were captured. The persuers shot his brother. Shan went back to take him with him for he didn't want them to get the money for
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it into a poultice. Then you should put it on the swelling.
When you have erysipelous if you put hot dried flour on the place affected it will cure it.
A drop of the blood of children of parents whose parents have the same names will cure "wildfire". To keep wildfire from spreading you should rub a piece of gold to. A real black-cats' blood will also cure it.
A child born after the death of it's father is supposed to be able to cure certain diseases
A boy is supposed to able to cure "yellow jaundice" and a girl "sore-eyes."
If a person happened to take poison accidently, mix soot and salt together and take it. This will prevent the (poison) poison from doing the person any harm.
If a person's nose is bleeding put a cold iron or a door-key down his back and the bleeding will stop. Turpentine and red flannel is an old cure for a pain
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For a burn oil should be thrown on the sore part. Roasted laurel leaves and hard or wet bread-soda are also used as cures for a burn. There is a weed called 'black-foot' and when mixed with lard it is supposed to cure a burn.
Dock-leaves when wet, or bread-soda will stop the pain of a sting of a nettle.
There is an old rhyme about the sting of a nettled:-
If you gently catch a nettle,
It will sting you for your
pains,
Grasp it like a lad of metal,
And it like silk remains,
Blue or ink will cure the sting of a wasp or bee.
Roasted onions put into the ear cure ear-ache
Salty water is a cure for a sore throat. Dried salt in your stocking and roll it round your is also very good for a sore throat.
When you have a swelling you should get the marshmallow weed and pound
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Kilboght Abbey is situated in the parish of Kilrickle. It is said that it was founded by a man named Wall. Tradition has handed it down, that it was he who built Wallscourt Castle which is situated a half mile west of the village of Kilrickle.
It is believed that the bishop of Clonfert by the name of Dr Mc Rea, is buried within the ruins of the old abbey, under an old flat stone with no inscription except a beautiful cross of a very old design. It's supposed that in the time of Cromwell the Corps of Priests and Bishops had to be hidden from Cromwells hirlings, it's further recorded that the Sacred Vessels were buried with him.
It is believed that there were so many Franciscians there long ago that they could easily hand the key of the Tabernacle from one to the other until they reached to Kilmeen. It is also believed that Patrick Sarsfield slept there one night on his retreat from Aughrim
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Bhí cat uaibreach ann ins an t-séan aimsir agus diarr sé ag bhénus béan óg a déanamh de rinne. Bhí an cat anois agus na cailín óg áluinn agus ba gearr gur phós sé fear saidbhir. An lá a pósadh é agus bainfheis dá caiteamh dearch sé amach ar an bfuinneóig, agus ceard a d'fheicfead sé ag rith trasna na sraide síos uaidh agus ach luchóg. Rinne sé dearmad glan nár cat a bhí ann anois. Grigheann sé de. léim agus síos leis le breit ar an lucóig ach mó léan gear casta cráidthe. Briseadh a mhuinéal ar na leacracha nuair a leim sé ón teach bairr a raibh an bainfeis dá caiteamh ann. Briseann an dúthchas tríd súile an cait. Ní déanfad an saoghal capall rása dasal.
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Irish:- He said “Ran na raithnighe ortha suid.”
When Morty shot Puxley the wife was with him and Harrington said “Leagfá sé nuair leagais an gandal” and Morty said he would never shoot a woman.
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Head was blown off. The soldiers thought that he was Morty Óg. After that they caught Morty above in his own house. Then the soldiers brought him down to Feora. There was an old horse feeding on the banks of the river and they threw him across the horse and the horse brought him to Castletown to the pier. They tied Morty on to a ship and dragged him to Cork. Then they cut off his head and spiked it on the gates of the Cork jail. He had a son and his name was Morty na n-ínse, he was going to Cork once and he’s the Kenmare he asked for lodgings and he got them. When he got up the next morning three robbers came to the door. He had a revolver with him and they had nothing. He told them put up their hands or that he would shoot them. Then he tied their hands and he marched them up to Cork ahead of him
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Morty Óg lived in Eyeries beag. It was Morty Óg that shot Puxley near the gates of Dunboy. He was lighting in the battle of bulloden. He was not married at all. But there was a man living in the house with him. His sur-name was Harrington. When he shot Puxley there was a man with him. Puxley was on horseback when amortize shot him. Out through an old window of an old cabhlac he shot him. Puxley was passing on the horse when he shot him; the soldiers heard that morty shot Puxley and they came the next day across the hill and down to his house. Harrington was in the house when the soldiers surrounded them, he ran out the back door and down across a field. He jumped across the river and the next moment his
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There is a Cillíneach in Coulagh. It is said that there was a church there and a priest. It was not a big church but a small low one. It is said that it was a stone altar that was in it. There were big stones one on top of the other. There were not many windows in it. The king of windows that were in it were holes in the walls. Some of the seats were made of timber and some of stones thrown on top of each other.
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There are many pishogues about May Day. In the morning before the sun rises green branches are brought into the hose to show the beginning of Summer.
Put out a white handkerchief before day and bring it in afterwards and if anybody is sick, rub it to them and it will cure them.
If a cow should calf on a May Day they say that the cow and the calf would die.
It was also a practice not to put outside the door any red fire or ashes.
They say every one should make a churn on May Eve and not on May Day.
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Long ago the people used rushes as candles. They used to gather the strong rushes and peel them. They used to leave one little strip on it and leave them dry. Then they used to melt tallow in a box and rub the rush along the melted tallow, and leave it there until it dry. They used to put the rush into a piece of timber used as a candle stick.
They used to make candles out of tallow also. They had a mound or sligire for making them. They used to melt tallow and they used I double a sting and put it into the mould. They used to put a nail in the end of the string in order hat they would pull the candle out of the mould. When the tallow would be melted they used to put it into the mould, and leave it there until it gets hard. Then
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Long ago the people used to make candles themselves. First they used melt lard or tallow. When it was melted, they poured it into the dipping pan. These pans were called mounds (sligire) Then they got rushes and peeled them and left a strip of the green in to keep it firm. Then they dipped one of the rushes into the dipping pan. Then they let it stand there until it get hard. They made them about fourteen inches long. They did not last long because they were very soft. They used them as lanterns going to see the cattle, and when going to many other places.
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There is scarcely an herb on the surface of the earth which has not a cure for something, and my grandfather who studied those herbs closely and carefully, and cured many people of various ailments, in fact he took one person practically from consumption. The recipe he used runs as follows:- 120 grams Marshmallow Root, 240 grms Licorice Root, 240 grms Linseed, 240 grms Iceland moss, 120 grms Golden Seal, 120 grms Life Root, 120 grms Pleurisy Root. I am not aware of the processes he put these ingredients through, but it was not very long till the person was cured.
Then there are many other herbs which cure certain diseases, for instance the Lily of the Valley, which is an herb we see every day is a splendid medicine for the heart and generally for dropsical conditions. Then there is yarrow an herb which grows chiefly on poor ground is most useful in colds, obstructed perspiration and the commencement of fevers. A good way to cure a cold is to take a handful of yarrow, pour over it a pint of boiling water add two tea-
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A giant was once supposed to live near Loughatalia. He was able to throw large rocks about half-a-mile away.
One time another giant wanted to fight him and he was called Tiachail. They met and they had a great fight. The first giant put the second one Tiachail on flight, and he was supposed to jump from Loughatalia to Renmore. That was know afterwards as the Giants Leap. Also this lake is so called because the sea-water comes into the sea-lake Loughatalia sometimes and that is the reason why it is given that name.
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A man named Thomas Dwyei of Ballyshane, Innistioge, was returning home after (cuirdíchad) cuirtuigheacht about 10 years ago when he heard the beansidhe crying, and mistook the wailing for that of cats at first. A neighbor Jack McGrath died about that night, so the bean-sidhe was following his family. But the old families are dying out, there is nobody that name in Ballyshane at the present time.
So if the old families all die out, probably the beansidhe will depart from amongst us also.
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house on fire he did not return, but continued to cut down the sceach. He went home when this work was finished, and found his house burned to the ground.
Another farmer was ploughing a field of his own containing a ráth in with the field. He left this done and went home to dinner: a strange woman carrying a basket of apples called at his door, and offered him an apple to eat. He refused it, and she offered him a nicer-looking apple to eat, and on his refusal she said: "You destroyed my house today, and if you don't settle it before night, something bad will happen to you.
On returning to his work he gladly turned back the sods which he had ploughed, and so averted the misfortune which would certainly overtake him.
Had he taken the apple and eaten it something worse would happen him: the fairies could then take him: he would seem to die, but they would take him and leave something with his appearance
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Fairies are believed to exist in Ráths. A ráth or rath is a portion of a field. It consists of a round circular grassy spot surrounded by sceach bushes and inhabited by fairies and kept sacred for them: no one would dare to violate a ráth by cutting down bushes or ploughing up the ground. If they did any of these things some dire misfortunes would occur to them: But cattle may graze and the sceachs may be trimmed.
Many stories are told of the people who were fool-hardy enough to interfort with these fairy abodes.
A farmer one day took a hatchet with him to cut down a sceach bush in a ráth which he wanted for fencing with.
He commenced the work, but when looking towards his house he saw it on fire. He ran home immediately to extinguish the fire, and found it wasn't really burning and again saw his house on fire, and again he went home to extinguish it, and found it wasn't on fire.
But the third time he saw this
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On the lands of James Kehoe Killincooley there is what is regarded locally as a Fairy Fort. Patrick Whelan who is now nearly sixty years of age and resides in the townland tells this story. In the townland of Tinnaberna there lived a family named Ryan. One of the family is Colonel Thomas Ryan who resides at the Rahenaskea Oulart. He is now advanced in the sixties and this happened when he was aged eleven or twelve years and my informant about six. Mrs. Whelan sent Patrick to Mrs. Ryan on a message. On arrival Mrs. Ryan inquired if he saw Tom and he said he did not. She went outside to look around and said, "There he is hurling on the Raheen" "Don't you see his red shirt and six or seven more lads hurling. The mother shouted to the son to attract his attention so that she could beckon him to return home, but the lad took no notice. The mother being angry said she would follow
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heard a fox screeching near the raheen. He started off to run and he was afraid to look round because he though that the fairies were after him. When that man met his companions the next night he told them of the terrible noise he heard on Cullen's raheen. But one of the men that was in the party took a fox out of the trap the previous morning, and told his companions about it. They took it for granted that it was the fox he heard.
There is another raheen on Mr. Murphy's land of Tinnock in the middle of a field. There is a trench all round this raheen and a horse fell into this and got hurt. The Murphys then tried to fill in the dyke but then all the horses died.
Another raheen is situated on Mr. Martain Brien's land of Inch. It was believed to be built by the Danes.
I heard that the Danes employed Irishmen to help in the building of those raheens. I heard that they got the stuff to build them in the gravel-holes of the district. There was left an entrance hold and whenever the Danes were defeated in battle they retreated into the hole. Around the Moat in Tinnock there was a trench full of water. But as the was dangerous to animals the old Murphys let off the water but they darent touch the trench. Several people told me that there was never an unatural light seen on a raheen and if ever a light was seen on one
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There is a raheen in Mr. Paddy Cullen's land of Inch. I heard that there was a man coming home from Blackwater one night by this raheen and he
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came out of the ground and the man never recovered the shock and the horses had shivers ever after.
An old ratheen is situated on the farm of Aiden Dempsey of Ballyvoodock Blackwater near the dwelling. Blue lights are seen there. One Sunday morning while the household were at mass a witch came to the door and told the maid if Aiden Dempsey's grandfather who was then alive could put a back-door in the house he would never be in water. One day he tried it but when the hole was made thunder and lighting came and it had to be closed up. Soon after the house was burned and when rebuilding it Jack Murphy the mason put one in but it was behind the [?] and there was a draught and it had to be closed up again and I was told that Aiden Dempsey is not a rich man. At present no one is allowed to take even a bush off it for fear of the witch.
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One very dark night a banshee was heard crying near McEntee's house. The small children of the family were in bed and the wife +husband were in the kitchen when they heard the crying. Then they heard a tiny rap at the door. The wife went to the door, opened it + saw a small woman standing there. The woman immediately disappeared. Next evening word came that the son of the house was dead. McEntee's is near Lionaskee.
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My granny told me this story.
Not far from my house there is a field and in the middle of it htere is a tree which people say that every morning long ago there was mass said at. The tree is there still but no blossoms grow on it. It is rotton but it has never fallen. Many beads were found at it. There is a very large stone in the same field which it is said that fairies used to dance and play about.
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is built with the stones from the castle. The name of the house is Belvin and it is the property of Mrs J. Lindstone.
There is supposed to be a cave under the island on which the castle was.
On a smaller island on the same lake there is a stone shaped like a chain. It is called the wishing chain and the people used to believe that if they got on the chain and wished their wish would be granted. This lake is sometimes called Lough Veagh which is wrong. Lough Veagh is the lake in Glen Veagh, almost seven miles from the place.
The right name for Lough Veagh is Lough Bheathach which means the lake of the Silver Birch. On this lake there is an island and there is supposed to be a cave under it, the entrance to which is covered by a large round stone.
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Marriages take place mostly in Spring and Summer. Marriages don’t often take place at Shrove. The month of May is said to be an unlucky month for a marriage. Tuesday is also an unlucky day for a wedding. There are no matches made in the district now but long ago the used to be made. Money is not given as dowry nor is cattle or goods ever given. Long ago marriages took place in the house of the boy or girl who is getting married this was done for a good many years. When two people come out of church the people throw rice on them. A wedding feast is always held in the house of the bride. Straw boys do not visit the house now. The people do not go home on horseback.
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“Trinity Well” is situated in a field beside the cross roads about 2 miles from school to S.E. Trinity Graveyard is at the opposite side of the road from the well. There is a brie growing beside the well.
An annual pattern is held there every Trinity Sunday, but it is a custom that is dying out of later years. Up to ten years ago it was frequented to cure ailments – but that custom is dying out too. People who want to be cured, usually knelt at the well to pray (and their friends did the same). They drank of the water and usually took some away with them. And it was very necessary that some offering should be left behind. I saw a lot of medals there in 1916 and the people tied pieces of cloth on the bush – usually some portion of a garment which is being work at the time by the person seeking the cure – or perhaps praying for some intention. All the year round the water is used for domestic purposes.
Up to 5 or 6 years ago the people danced and sang until 3 or 4 in the morning when the Pallern was being held.
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The blackbird makes her nest in a sgeach.
The crow makes her nest very high up in a tree.
The magpie builds her nest high up in a tree too. She lays about two eggs.
The birds that migrate are the cuckoo and the swallow. When the cuckoo comes she brings a storm.
The swallows build their nests in the eves of houses.
The cuckoo builds no nest.
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There are two "Fairy Forts" in the Ballyduff school district. Their names are, Dunnan and Rathmore. They are not within view of each other.
There is a raheen in Bolinass. There is a fence of sceac trees round it. The entrance into this raheen is an open gap. I never heard of anyone going down the hole within this raheen.
There is another raheen down near the river on Mr. Pearse's farm, and Mr. Toole's (the man who lived in this farm before Mr. Pearse) was going to Mr. Kane's of Bolinass one night, and a ball of fire hit him in the head, just as he was passing by the raheen.
There are rocks in Mr. Beltons farm in Killiskey, known as the holly rocks. Long ago the people of Killiskey were afraid to go out at night for fear the fairies would take them, and on no account would they go near the holly rocks. Many people saw the fairies there. They usually sang and danced and sometimes played music on pipes. They nearly always rode on white horses flying through the air. A plant which is called the ragweed used
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In the field near Ballyduff new school, there is a lonely sceac tree and through fear of the fairies the people called it the "Good peoples tree" Our forefathers thought that somewhere round it was the home of the fairies. The reason why is because the fairies always dwelt under it.
When this tree would come in blossom, the inhabitants round would not dare to touch as much as one flower on it. Later on of course a time would come when the haws would come on this sceach. Beautiful ripe haws they were. No matter how ripe this fruit was the people would do no more than look at them.
However strange to say the Winter before last the wind blew the sceach down. Shortly after some of the inhabitants gathered together and put it up again. Strong wire was caught around its bark and fastened it tightly in the ground. Today that lonely sceach tree is its nicest in Mr. Thunder's field.
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lake. There were twelve sons of Eldwards in the castle. On the other side of the lake in Claideach there was a party. The twelve went to the party. There was dancing and singing all night until daybreak. Then they set out for home. When they were near the castle the boat broke and it sank. They all had hold of the piper and they brought him to the bottom. Some people say the piper was saved. Some nights after that lights were seen round the castle. The Elwards left the castle after that. After they left lights were seen and music was heard. There was a canal cut and the water went to Lough Corrib.
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There was a forge near Bally Bacaugh long ago. It was in the parish of Kilmaine. It was built in a road behind the village. The road is called “borheen na Ceardrain.” It was a small thatched house. The Heneghans that built the forge. There is a small well near the the forge and it is called “Tobar Éanachain.” In that well they used to tighten the tyres for the neighbours.
Críoch.
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In the village of Greenan there is a place called Carraig an Aifrinn or the Mass Rock. It is said by the old people that a priest used to say mass on that rock in the Penal days.
It is a flat rock on a little height, & underneath it is a lovely green field. It is said that the people used to kneel down in that field, while mass was going on.
Lots of people go to see that place as it is very remarkable and when they are coming home they take of bit of the rock with them as it is
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This is a large village situated along the side of Crimlin hill. It consists of twenty three houses, sixteen slated houses, and six thatched ones. The land is fairly good, and the bog is convenient, but there are scarcely any trees. The Village got its name from a crooked stream that runs through it.
The sirnames in the Village are Hopkins (5) Grimes (4) Jennings (3) Blaine (3) O'Connor (1) Harte (1) O'Hora (1) Philbin (1) Kenny (1) Henry (1) Gillan (1) McNicholas (1).
Of these Blaines, Philbin, Harte, O'Connor, Henry are not original inhabitants. The great Archbishop John McHale lived for some years in Crimlin, and some of his relatives live there yet.
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This is the half parish of Crimlin. It is situated between Castlebar and Lough Cullen. It is about seven miles wide and three miles in length.
It is bounded on the North by Lough Conn, on the South by the Parish of Aglish or Castlebar, on the East, the half parish of Parke, and on the West is Burren.
The surface of this district is level enough, but on the West it is very rugged and mountainous.
The land is good in some places, but in others it is very wet, and swampy there is also a lot of bog in this place.
There are twenty-four townlands in this district namely,: Ross, Crimlin, Conloon, Shranalee, Garryhill, Cunnagher, Tawneykinaffe, Greenauns, Tawnyshane, Spink, Derreen, Pontoon, Crillane, Laragin, Gort, Sallagher Sheeaun, Derrylahen, Shanvalley, Crimlin Lower, Derrylahen Lower, Ross East, Cunnagher South, Sheeaun Dhubh.
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beating the tailor with it. After a while the tailor asked him to stop and he would cut some of the length and sew it on the weadth. He cut a big piece of it and it was too short then he served another piece and it was too long. At last the new one was worse than the old one. The man made the tailor buy a new one for him.
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(a eleven foot) As soon as he could he went home and went to bed resolving that he would never play cards again. In the his face altogether disfigured.
Long ago there was an old woman living near Killimor Churchyard. One night she was spinning flannel when suddenly a crowd of fairies come in. They said they would help her to spin. Some of them began to spin and the others began to weave and within a few hours they had the flannel woven.
The woman was anxious to get rid of the fairies. So she went to the door and after looking out for a few minutes she shouted, "Cnoc Sidhe Gabhann is on fire." Immediately the fairies jumped up and ran out. Some shouted "my child will be burned."
When the woman got them out she threw out the spinning wheel and the flannel and then locked the door. Soon the fairies came back, and finding the door locked they shouted "Spinning wheel let us in!" I cannot said the wheel for I am out as yourself. Then they shouted, "Let us in flannel" but the flannel couldn't since it was also outside. As there was nothing else in the house that they had touched they knew they could not get in. Up to a few years ago there [?] was in the Churchyard.
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in Jack Richard's garden under a gooseberry bush." Jack went home and began to dig and was rewarded for his trouble by finding a box of gold under the bush.
A short time after a tinker came in to Jack's house, and asked for the lid of the box which he saw thrown aside. Jack gave it to him. The tinker rubbed it on his sleeve to see what (was) it was made of and discovered writing on it. Not being able to read he handed it back to Jack. To Jack's surprise he read that there was twice as large a box of gold on the other side of garden. He went to dig again -- and sure enough he found another box of gold twice as large as the first. From that day neither himself nor his family were short of money.
One night a man who was fond of card playing was returning home from a house where he had been playing cards. He had to cross a stile and at the stile he met a man who asked him to have a game of cards.
The two men sat down and began to play. During the game a card fell. the man stooped down to pick it up and while doing so he noticed with a shock that the other man had crubeens
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Signs of the weather
Long ago in Ireland they had signs by which they could know when there was going to be rain. It is a sign of rain to see the frog change his colour from a bright yellow to a dark brown. It is also a sign of rain to see the crane flying to the lake, but if she is flying to the mountain it is a sign of good weather. If the mountains would be so clear that you count the fences on them it was a sign of wet weather, but if a thick blue mist covered the horizon there would be very dry weather. When the cat scrapes a piece of wood and washes (her) at the back of her (ears) it was one sign, or if you saw the swallows flying very low it was another.
If the crows circled overhead in the air when going home to the rookery it was another. If there was a ring close round the moon it was a sign of rain, and if it was far out there was good weather coming. When the rain is coming the sun sinks with a watery appearance. When the frost was going to set in, the moon rose with a red colour. When the ass stood with his back to a bush it was a sign of rain and when the dog ate grass it was
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Another cure for heart burn is to go to south running water and obtain 3 jack stones. You must go before sun set. Place them in the fire until they are red, remove and place on the window sill outside and leave there during the night. Rise before sun rise and place them into a basin of water.
(These two cures were collected by MIss Flynn from Mr Wales, Crappagh.)
Many people don't eat mean on Wednesday. This is a cure for toothache. Another cure is to get a horse snail and put it in your mouth and keep it there for a few minutes. Ginger is also a cure for tooth ache and also is iodine.
Garlic will cure throat and head ache.
Warts are another disfigurement. To wash them with froth from a lake is supposed to cure them. Also to obtain a snail, put it on the warts and then hang the snail on a thorn bush. As the body of the snail withers away so will the warts. Some poeple tie a silken threat tightly round the warts and cut them off. Still another cure is to
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Churning
We have a churn at home and it is 3 feet tall. We have it for about 15 years. The different parts are - the dash, the mercher, the clappers and the cappin and the lid and moulder. We churn twice a week in summer and once a week in winter because milk is scarce then. It takes us an hour to churn it and it is done by hand.
When strangers come in and while we are churning they help or "take a bash" as they say. This is supposed to bring "good luck." If they didn't we would think that they didn't wish us well and it is supposed that the butter would not come on the milk. When they come in they say "good luck to the work."
My aunt, Mrs. O'Rourke of Durmary, Newbliss, told me that long ago churning was done in her county by "glakes". This was a
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She discovered also that one was leading the other.
Both of them rested near a well. One of the doves washed the other in the well three times and then they flew high into the air screaming and whirling with delight.
Immediately, she came to the conclusion that one of the doves was blind and after being washed in the well was restored to its sight.
She led her husband down to the well and after washing him three times in the well he was restored to his former sight sight
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One beautiful summer's day they went up and sat down on a pinnacle. She looked round about for some time.
Then she began telling her husband how beautiful she was with dark curls and rosy cheeks and brown penetrating eyes and he was so lonely when he could not see her and share in her happiness.
He too thought of his mother the mother he loved with such deep love for to have played such (deep) a threachous deed on him.
Presently she saw two birds flying in the distance when they came nearer she found out that they were doves
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steed were nearly killed.
The girl's father banished him then and rebuked his daughter for committing a rash act and especially for refusing so many fine men when the sought her hand in marriage.
She followed him but he persuaded her to go back to her father's home again but she insisted on accompanying him where ever he should roam. Both of them wandered about through the wood killing wild fowl, and eating them, as he and (eating) his mother had so often done before.
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He was walking on and on until one day he met a girl in the forst.
She fell in love immediately with him. He himself was attracted to her lovely voice. She led him to her father's house. The girl's father willingly consented to this marriage on account of his being such a lovely boy boy.
Then the girls father purchased a stately steed for the young man. He mounted on the steed not seeing where he was going he dashed into the wall both himself and his
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said she was afraid of her son getting angry. The man suggested to do away with him but she would not allow this either.
However, they decided to injure him in some way whilst he slept they poured boiling tar into his eyes.
They then led him outside and hunted him off and got married. He was poking his way to the forest for a few days and he was fairly exhausted from hunger as he was not able to find any food for himself being blind.
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more rooms. Some of them being bedrooms. They decided to stop the night.
Nothing unusual happened or nobody disturbed their slumber. So the following morning the boy went out rambling and left his mother behind him.
Whilst he was out a man came and stayed conversing with the woman when the boy was about to return the man went away again.
He came back the next day and delayed a long time conversing with both of them.
Secretly, he asked the woman to marry him, but
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a son was born to the Princess. When the King visited the crags the next time and saw the child he was overcome with anger. So he took his daughter inland and threathened her not to come near his palace again.
With a sad heart she wandered about through the wilderness. The little boy grew up to be a fine man. When he was eighteen years of age, he was wandering about one day as was usual for him to do when he spied a hole op underground.
He ventured in until he came to a little room
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During the summer months clay is thrown up out of the shoughs or the drills or ridges before the stalks come up. This is called setting the potatoes. Then a wooden roller is run over them. More clay is thrown up on them when they [?] are just over the ground. This is called moulding the potatoes. When they are about six inches long the stalks are sprayed. This is done by spraying a mixture of bluestone, washing soda and water over them.
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The Potatoe Crop
We grow potatoes on our farm. We grow about two acres every year. We do not grow the same amount of potatoes every year. Some years we grow more potatoes than we grow other years. The ground is not manured in any way before turned up. Sometimes the potatoes are grown in ridges other times they are sown in drills. In Ireland where it would be hard to make drills ridges are made always. The men of the house plough and harrow the ground first. If they make drills they make them with a plough. If they make ridges they make ridges they make. The people help each other by ploughing and by leaving and pitching the potatoes in drills or ridges.
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Wild duck's nest
On[e] evening I got a Wild duck's nest. There were ten eggs in it. It was with moss and feathers. The eggs were about the size of a duckegg, and light blue in colour.
The Nest was in a mossy bank at the side of a little stream running through a valley. You could not see the nest nest unless you saw the Wild duck going out, because she had it covered in with heather, that grew about it.
Picked from Copies of Schoolchildren
Cuilagurrane
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Some thirty years ago there lived in Kilconlea a man named Seán Mór. He spoke Irish fluently but as his wife Kate used to say he made a mess of the English.
They hadn't in family but Seánín Becamie(?) who of course was his mothers pet. Seánín Becamie(?) a source of trouble to his father who generally had to accompany him to the school-door every morning. On one occasion he got away from his father and ran in the opposite direction where the river Feale flows. Kate rebukes her poor man and orders him to go straight towards the river and bring home the child lest he might drown himself. Seán's reply was "He might do worse nor it"
This proverb is still used locally by way of correction or fun.
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A Custom
There is another custom in West Cork. It is usual when anyone is dead, for his people to get a quantity of pipes, tobacco, and whiskey to be used at the wake.
The owner of the house usually gets one or two of those who are present at the wake to cut up the tobacco into small pieces, and with it to fill the pipes.
Then everyone present is asked and expected to take a pipe, no matter whether he smokes or not.
It is considered an insult to refuse to accept one. The pipes are usually white “clay” pipes made in Ireland especially in Knockerockery.
After some time, all those who can take intoxicating liquid are presented with a glass of whiskey while everyone
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There was a house not far from Dunne's and there was an old man living in it. This man had four cows and he had them in a field near where Dunne's lived. The cows were very good and they gave good milk and butter. After a short time the cows milk was bad and he knew that someone was taking the good from the cows so he said he would watch, and the next night and he went to hide behind a low bush. After a long time a big hare came up and went to where the cows were and said "All for me" three times. The man had his dog with him and he set the dog after the hare. The hare ran and went in through a window and the man went in and saw Mrs. Dunne with a sun bonnet on her and she sitting up in bed.
Told by: Mrs Sullivan to Peg Regan, aged 11 years, Allenwood N.S., Co. Kildare.
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My great grandfather was very strong. He carried a sack containing seven cuts of oat meal on his back from one room to another for a bet.
He also jumped across a sythe which was stuck in the ground which was a very dangerious thing to do because the blade of the sythe was stuck high in the air. His name was Micky Healy.
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My story is about a farmer who lived in the townland of Fawnlion named Pat Healy and he reared sheep. One day one of his sheep fell down a rock which was thirty feet and remained on another ledge of the rock of which she could not move. He knew no way of by which he could get her up again. So he asked a young man named Michael Lee to take her up again. They tied him with ropes and he then went down the thirty feed of the rock. He tied the sheep and brought her up the rock again. The farmer was very thankful and he gave the boy who rescued the sheep, ten shillings.
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My story is about a man named Kerrigan who lived in Glencar. One day four people, two boys and two girls were traveling on a mountain beside Glencar. There is a place on this mountain called "teampuill teinnrig" and the people said they would go to see it. When they reached the place they saw it was a very deep cave or hole in the ground. They were walking along a narrow path at the mouth of the cave when suddenly one of the girls slipped and fell into the cave. her companions were horrified and and they sent
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out of the rock. So he started to fill his pockets. When he had his pockets filled there was more coming out of the rock and he then tied the bottom of his trousers and filled them up too. When he had his trousers filled he could not walk and so he thought he would sit down. When he was sitting for a while he could not get up, so he loosened the bottom of his trousers. When the gold was all out of his trousers he could get up still and he could not get up till he left the last coin on the ground and when he left down the last coin they vanished, and he heard the fairies laughing at him, and he had to go home without any gold at all.
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I got this story from Paddy Rawdon. He lives in Ballybrack. His age is 36 years. I asked him if he knew any local happenings. He said he could tell me a little. He told me there was spot in their field where there was a stone. They made a quarry there. His father had seen shoes there. They tried to quarry the stone out of it but they could not do it. Everytime they struck the stone the sledge jumped off it. They were not long sledging till they saw a little man dressed
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I got this story from Paddy Rawdon. He lives in Ballybrack. His age is 36 years. I asked him if he knew any local happenings. He said he could tell me a little. He told me there was [a] spot in their field where there was a stone. They made a quarry there. His father had seen shoes there. They tried to quarry the stone out of it but they could not do it. Everytime they struck the stone the sledge jumped off it. They were not long sledging till they saw a little man dressed...
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People who study the habits of birds get much useful information as to weather conditions. If the swallows fly low it is a sure sign of rain but when they fly high good weather is not far off. When the curfew call shrilly it is a sign of rain. The robin sing in the center of the brush if the day is likely to be wet but when fine he sings on the topmost branch. When the wild geese come early we can expect an early and a severe winter.
People in this part of the country have many superstition about birds. When one magpie is seen it means that bad luck is coming but when there are two it means good luck.
One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a marriage, four for death, five for a funeral, six for gold, seven for silver, and eight for a story that never was told. There is another version of this. One for a letter, two for a cheque, Three for a marriage, four for a birth, five for silver, six for and seven for a story that never was told.
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Seo dhá chlóich atá shuas le taobh a chéile, agus tá bárr géarr ortha. Tá na clocha seo bórdháil ceithre troigh ar aoirdhe. Tá siad ceithre troigh ar leitheadh ina mbun. Tá na clochaí seo suidhte i mbárr bheinn chorraigh suas dírach ó theach Phádraich Uí Cithbhain.
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“ Tá ars an Ríogh,” acht is beag le rádh é.” Tabhair isteach é.
“Tughad isteach é” agus sheas sé o’s a chomhair.“ An tusa [”ar sise.“] a bhí ag Tobhar na Beithilhe arsa an bainríoghan leis.
“Is mé ar seisean.“ An tusa a bhí ag Caislheán an Uaighnis” ar sise.“ “Is mé,” arsa mach an Ríogh. Nuair a chuala an t-athair é seo thairg sé a ríoghacht féin go leír dhó. Acht níor leig an bainríoghan dhó é do ghlachadh. Tugh sí leithí mach an Ríogh go dtí “Oilheaín an Uaighnis” agus mair siad ann go suaimhneach sásta na dhiaidh sin.
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Bhí Rí ann fadó. Bhí sé pósta agus cailleadh a bhean agus ní raibh aige acht mach amháin. Phós sé aríst agus bhí triúr mac eile agie. Níor thaithnigh an mach ba shine leis leasmháthair ar chor ar bhith. Céard a rinne sí lá acht leigint orra féin go raibh sí tinn. Chuaidh sí ar an leabhaidh agus thosuigh sí ag chur amach fola, mar dheadh. — D’fhiafruigh an Rí dhi céard a leigheasfadh í.“ Níl aon rud chun mise a leigheas acht trí bhuideálh uisce as tobhar na beithile.” Ní féidir é sin d’fhághailh dhuit ”arsa an Rí.“ Is féidir” ar sise.“ Ní dheachaidh aon duine ariamh ag trialhlh ar an tobar sin a thiocfadh as slhán” ar san Rí.“ Nach bhfuilh mach agatsa a rachas ann.” ar sise.“ Ní
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“Molaomaoid Íosa Críost
Molamaoid Dia de síor a’s de gnáth
Ó, a Tigearna, go molaidh Tú sinn
Is go ngabaidh Tú sinn it lámhaibbh
Mar níl toradh le maoidheamh againn
Acht toradh an Ríogh d’Fuiling a pháis.”
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Many stories are told in the long winter nights. It is about a man named Gobán Saor. On one occasion a king wanted to have the finest castle in the world so he got Gobán Saor to build it for him. Goblin went and had it nearly built when he found that he was going to be killed when the castle was finished. He said he couldn't finish the castle unless he had a certain instrument so the king sent his son for it.
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Old Ruins
The nearest Castles to me are Lick Castle, Beale Castle, and Ballybunion Castle. There are a lot of other ruins along the bank of the Shannon but these three are the nearest to me. There is an old ruin opposite this school and it is said that there was mass said there in days gone by but it was burned down. The castles round here were important strongholds in ancient times but there is very little of them to be seen at present. Those cases belonged to O'Connor Kerry lived in Beale Castle and it is said that a man named Stack was invited to the Castle and that a quarrel arose and he was murdered. O'Connors wife was a sister to Dermot Mór O'Brien Prince of Thomond, and it is said that he never spoke to her after the sad event in Beale. All that can be seen of Ballybunion Castle is a wall standing abut twenty feet high. Those castles were built in Norman times and Ballybunion Castle was destroyed in 1582. rather than let it fall into the hands of the English. This was about the time of the downfall of the Geraldines
Lick 1382 to 1582
Michael Lynch, 15-7-'38
Doon, Ballybunion
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The patron saint the well is Molaoghaire .The words Tobar Molaoghaire are printed with chips of white marble stuck or embedded in cement.There is a concrete cross in the centre of the arch overspreads the well.
There is no local knowledge as far as the writer can ascertain ,as to the date of the Annual Pattern .it is most frequently visited on Sundays and days of special devotion .it is frequented in particular for for the cure of eyes ,or defective vision or any ocular ailment.No rounds are performed or set prayers prescribed .This is a matter for the pilgrim .The water is drunk and is also applied to the eyes.
Some holy object ,medal,beads,tiny statues,using holy water fonts,ivory crosses,etc are left in thanksgiving at or near the well.There is a local tradition that whatever water is taken from the well ,it will never run dry.Even in very fine Summers and after periods of protracted drought ,the well still retains a goodly supply of water which is always pure ,cool and refreshing .
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There were several churchyards in this parish. In Gallen there is a famous churchyard where St Canoc built his monastery. People use it still; a few years ago there were people digging there
And dug up a number of crosses. And they also found a ruin of an old church. About a quarter of a mile outside this parish there is an old graveyard.
This old graveyard is in the townland of Glebe. Only very young children are buried there now. It is on the land owned by Michael Moore. There are no grown-up people buried there now only children who are not to the use of reason. The churchyard is on a sort of a hill, but the field in which the graveyard is situated is level and some trees grow near it.
The churches of Clonmacnoise was to be built at that old graveyard at first. The name of that graveyard is Mullahakilla. The people were digging (ot) out a foundation of a
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There is one historical old on the farm owned Mrs. Guider of Lisanure. It is known as the "Spirit bush". It was said that in ancient times a man was seen there. He was said to have left the mark of his arms and head
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fios a bheith aca ar cad a bhí ar a n-athair.
Chuadar go dtí an leabaidh agus d'fhiafhruigheadar de cad a bhí air. D'innis sé dóibh cad d'imigh air.
Bog is briathar orm adúbhairt an Mac Críona ná h-íosfadsa dhá béile bídh ar aon bórd. Is ná tuighfeadh dhá oidhche ar aon leabaidh chun go dtabharfaidh mé t'fhiacla chúghat tar nais. "Raghad-sa in éinfeacht leat", arsa an tarna driotháir. "Tá go maith", arsa an Mac Críona.
D'eirigheadar ar maidin, agus d'imígheadar chun bóthair. Amach san lá so chonnacadar an driotháir óg 'na ndiaidh, agus dúbhradar le na chéile go raibh sé chómh maith aca é scaoileadh in éinfeacht leotha.
Do ghluaiseadar a'dtriúr le cois a chéile annsan, agus bhíadar ag imtheacht tre choill mhóir, agus bhí an choill sin ar bhruach na fairrge. Agus an oidhche teacht bíodar traochta agus shuidheadar síos ar feadh tamall.
"Cad a dhéanfaimís anois", ar siad le na chéile. "Tá sé chómh maith ag duine againn dul anáirde ar chrann féuchaint an mbeadh tig nó solas in aon áit".
Seo leis an driotháir críona anáirde
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Sean scéal "Ubhall Ríog Gréag"
Do bhí Ríg ar an nGréig fadó. Bhí triúr mac aige, agus móran fear 'na sheirbhís, agus go dtí so ní dheaghaidh sé riamh ag féuchaint ortha ag obair. Lá amháin dúbhairt sé leis féin go n-eireóchadh sé agus go raghadh sé amach chun iad d'fheiscint. Chómh maith do dhein. Bhí an lá go breagh brothallach, agus nuair bhí sé ag teacht abhaile do shuig sé síos ar charraig mhóir mar bhí tuirse air ó'n dteas. Ní fada bhí sé 'na shuidhe ar an gcarraig nuair a thug sé fé ndeara scamall mór dubh ag bun na spéire agus é a deanamh air anoir ndeas, agus níor stad an scamall go dtáinig sé ó's a chómhair amach, agus do buailead isteach ins na fiacla é le pléasc a bhain trí cinn de's na fiacla amach as tosach a bhéil; agus d'imigh an scamall an bóthar céadna thar nais gan aon fhocal do labhairt.
Do tháinig bochtanacht 's náire ar an Ríg an luath is bhraith sé a fhiacla imighthe. Do chuaidh sé abhaile 's luig sé ar a leabáidh, 's ní raibh a fhios ag éinne cad a bhí air. Dúbhairt na mic, an bhéirt chríona, te na chéile go gcaithfidís
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Ballynakill
The great portion of the ancient district of Ballynakill is in the union of Clonbullogue, the remainder being in Edenderry. An old church in ruins surrounded by a graveyard is found here and is called Ballintampull - another form of Ballynakill i e the "townsland of the church"
This church dates from 15th century and is of small dimensions; a window in the east gable having a stone-moulding of an Ogee Gothic pattern. The west end is quite ruinous, but an arch is visible which ran across from side to side. This was probably either a mortuary vault or else it formed portion of a stronghold connected with the Church. Amongst the graves within the ruins of the Church is a stone having a floreated double cross in the centre, down each side runs an inscription in relief, in Latin, The Latin being interpreted would seem to indicate that it was (A) in memory of Eileen Mac Dermott died 6th March 1603, placed over her grave by the husband. Lysagh O'More. A branch of this family was established in this neighbourhood.
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How the Boyne got its Name (sean-sjéad)
The Boyne River, which rises in [?], Well near Carbury Co. Kildare some three miles distant from Edenderry flows within a few hundred yds of the town and here divided the (King's Co.) Offaly from Co. Kildare. About five miles from Edenderry at the junction of the Boyne and the Clongal rivers, the counties Kildare, Meath and Offaly meet. Along the course of the Boyne are many interesting ruins among which stands out prominently Carbury Castle. Here, lived King Carbury, this life, and three sons Flesk, Nesk and Lune. About a mile from (?) the Castle is situated Trinity well beside which grew an apple tree. There was supposed to be some magic spell around the tree. Kind Carbury was very insistent that no one would walk around the tree three times even though Bon and his sons were daily craving him for permission.
However one day Bon went off
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Thomas Reilly, Drumgood told me the following story:- Beside Flynn's fort Lister.
"Beside Flynn's fort Listermacrone, theer were two families living on the same street - McCabes and Doogans. In the McCabes lived Pat, his wife, and one child. In Doogans were Mary and her brother James both unmarried. One morning Mary was up very early as she was going on a visit to a cousin of hers that day, and she wanted to leave the turns done for James. When she opened the door to look out what was her surprise to see a woman standing outside McCabes window and McCabes child "a handing" out to her. Mary Doogan made some noise, and the woman dropped the child and ran towards the fotr - I forgot to tell you that there was a fort near by. Mary picked up the child and brought
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No 2) St .Senan
St Senan was born in a place near Kilrush.There are a lot of stories told about him and here is one of them.
One day Senan was told to mind the crows out of the garden.it was a day for going to mass,so his father and mother went off to mass and left him at home to mind the garden from the crows.
Senan said that it would
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A lot of people are afraid to pass by the liosanna at a late hour. It is said that fairies used to dwell in them.
Once upon a time, there was a man digging a fort and as he dug the last sod, smoke came up. The man went away, and he never visited that fort again. It is said that there were houses built in them so as to protect them from the robbers. No one likes to interfere with them, as they say that fairies live in them. Long ago there
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In 1838 When Drumkeeran Protestant Church was a building, Maclusgar the miller, from Shena mill, was in the village of Drumkeeran one night. Few houses were in the same town that time. Maybe he was bringing in meal from the mill. On his return at night , maybe he had drink taken he was challenged by the Yeoman guard at the church and whatever passed between them the Yeoman drew his gun and shot Maclusgar dead. He was buried on the road-side at Tom Kelly's fence in Shena townland. The mound can still be seen on the road side.
In 1798 the french passed along this old road going from Drumkeerin to Drumshanbo. The Frenchmens' grave is in a field near the road in Shena, Drumkeerin. Johnny Cullen's grandfather from Geeva was kelled at the battle of Lavagh, Drumkeerin. Seamuisin Kelleher, Tullycurca, Tarmon, was at the battle of Ballinamuc and returned to Tarmon after it. In Mullach Cashel are the remains of an old fort. Trees grow there and there is an old paving round the place and the pass into it is paved. You'd know there is something strange about the place.
In Drummonds on the lake shore there's the remains of an old Church..
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Mo chodhlad dhuit a Mháthair, Do Mhach na Paise crochtá ar chrann Céasta. A chuidh fola naomhta doirtthe ar an talamh mar gheall ar chlann nímh.
Is fíor sin a Mháthair aon duine a deireas an paidir seo trí h-uaire roimh tuitim a chodhlad do ní baoghal do splanc h-Ifrinn a fheiceál go deo.
Mary Evangeline Caron,
Castlemore Ho.
Ballaghaderreen
from Mary O'Donnell Inishmaine, Aran Isles
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vault was used as a "prison" in the "Black & Tan" days, & housed many a spy and criminal, & it was never discovered and was well known to all the East Cork Companies of Volunteers as "Sing Sing".
Another matter in connection with the cemetery of Kilquane is that there is not a Protestant buried there, as is usual in grave-yards of this kind all over the country.
This then is the old church in Ballivinny cemetery, and I could get no authentic account of anything connected with it. It is only separated from Kilquane by about two miles, & contains many beautiful tombs and is a mixed burial ground, that is Catholics & Protestants are buried there. It contains a number of beautiful tombs as I mentioned before, belonging to the Land-lords class, and incidentally not one from the Knockraha side of the parish is buried there, even the farmers whose land surround it are not buried there. This is situated at the end of the parish, & on the side of the road, & not approached by an avenue as was the case of Kilquane.
Now there was another church or chapel
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1. There is an old Lios in the village of Ballinlass.
2. It is round in shape and high.
3. Is it said that the old people saw lights near them, and heard music.
4. Some people call them old raths, and some lioses.
5. They are not to be ploughed or touched only for the purpose of a small grave.
6. They were made for the children who were not baptized in the church.
7. It is said that the fairies live in them.
8. They were in Ireland when the Danes came.
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** ENTER AS TITLE
A Happiness I Found
1. When the rooks are flying homewards
And the evening shadows come
After my hard day’s labour
Within my humble home
I sit beside the blazing fire
And children flock around
And in the cheery hours then
A happiness I found
2. When friends ‘twere dear have passed away
And faded one by one.
We can’t undo the parting
When the sands of life are run
The strong, the weak, the kindliest
Death’s cruel sickle downed
‘Twas in the thought that you were spared
A happiness, I found.
3. And now old age has come along
And I have feeble grown
Beside me in my sinking years
As one who was my own.
That joined me in my greatest joys
My greatest sorrows drowned.
And pulled the oar, out from the shore
A Happiness, I found.
4. And hand in hand, in light or gloom
Step by step we tread
Till in the place beyond the tomb
We'll mingle with the dead
When dewy tears shall fill the eyes
Of loved ones standing round
God grant in mercy from on high
A Happiness, I found.
FINIS
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There wasn’t me there ants her would speak
But on horned bullock that came from Beleek.
X. He told her his history, and she did the same.
Then with a hiccup, she fell into a dream
She dreamed she was grazing ‘way down in the bog
And that she heard Kennedy calling the dog.
XI. The moorcocks were crowing, a cleg at her flank
She dreamt she was grazing down on Shannon’s bank
And when she woke she felt mighty cold
“No wonder” said the bullock, “for you’re in the Black Hole.
XII. When she heard this, she commenced for to rale
Saying, “If I had my will, these cold walls I would scale.”
“Hold your tongue,” says the bullock,” say nothing
For since you were drunk, you must abide by the law.
XIII. Before the magistrate, she appeared the next day
A cloth on her horn, as I had heard them say,
A split on her tail, a scrape on her face
Saying, “your worship, I’m not fit to explain the case
XIV. When the magistrate saw her, he commenced for to laugh.
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I. you tender-hearted Christians, I hope you will draw near,
I claim your kind attention, and I won’t detain you long.
It’s all about a foul murder that took place some years ago.
And how the crime was perpetrated I mean to let you know.
II. It was about three miles from Castlefin in the County Donegal
There lived a farmer’s daughter, handsome, young and tall
She had received some visits from another farmer’s son
But he was sly and cunning too and soon her favour won.
III. He took her to his father’s home, a while there for to keep,
One night he gave her chloroform which caused her for to sleep
And when he got her sleeping, he went to his servant man.
They hurried off to execute their wild and wicked plan.
IV. But to continue some wicked deed, this fair maid to destroy
To steal her out alone at night between him and his servant boy.
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Mr. James Scott, Bealalt Castlefinn. Co. Donegal found this upper stone of a hand-quern (for grinding corn into oaten meal) in his house. He states that it was never in use in his father’s time. The lower stone he states is missing and he remembers that it was left at the door as a step. It is now missing. The above is a drawing of the portion now in his possession.
It measures 17 inches in diameter, and weighs approximately 36 lbs.
Since I have written the above, Mr. James Scott (see above) has discovered the under-portion of the quern. He found it in a ditch on the farm.
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made by John Norden between 1609 and 1611 Preserved in State Paper Office, London.
This map was presented to me by Mr. Patrick Mortland a few years ago. He found it amongst old papers and books in his home in Ballygonnigan, Castlefin. It is almost entire, the piece representing the south west having been torn away and lost. It measures 27” by 20”
I have endeavoured to trace out that part of it, that represents “Tirconaill.” The red and black inks are as shown in the copy.
The map, on the whole, is a totally different shape in comparison with what we have now and is practically shown as a complete oblong – Tirconaill Connaught and South West headlands on the same line of Longtitude.
The original is in my possession, and I have pasted it on a sheet of cardboard, in order to preserve it.
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Lifford end which he was contending to know if the Gallaghers needed re-inforcements. The Gallagher chieftain said that “he needed no one except the Gallaghers” to disperse them, and forth with in an onslaught, sent the O'Neill warriors in headlong flight over the Alt, Kilcleen, Pollyarney and well back into their own territory.”
The story of the Gray-stone is to be seen in his poem page 125. I attempted to photograph the ‘coffin stone,’ and the ‘seat,’ but unfortunately my amateur efforts in photography failed here. I shall endeavour to sketch their appearance instead.
I have tried to find etchings or inscriptions but as far as I can see none are visible These are about two miles above Doherty’s house of Cornashesk, on the top of the hill where one can get a fine view of six counties.
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Sheila Reddan, Feigh, Eglish, Borrisokane.
All the oldest headstones are small and have round tops, or they have hips at each side and round middles. Some of the writing is covered by earth and clay so that it is hard to read the inscriptions. At the western side of the churchyard a lot of headstones are dated 1772, 1776 and 1777 such as the one inscribed, "Elinor Currane departed this life the 4th February 1776 aged 17 years. Gentle reader let fall a tear, virtue and beauty both lie here", and another near it, "This monument was erected in memory of John Scully who died the 24th December 1776 aged 20 years. Lord receive his soul. His brother Patrick Scully died in July 1786 aged 22 years" About the centre of the churchyard there is a stone dated 1753 belonging to one William Lacey, near it one owned by the Daughters. The word 'here' is spelled heare and the dates are 1750 and 1772. At the eastern side there are not many old headstones but there is one erected to the memory of Wenish Coulahan and this is dated 1753. At the side of the abbey
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The Potatoes.
Everyone sows potatoes here in our district at present .First of all the garden is dug with a digger and the lumps of earth broken with a harrow.Then drills are made of it with a timber plough.The toptress is put out on the drills with a barrow .it is cows manure that's used.Sometimes the drills are made with a shovel.
Long ago the people used their own spades with an old iron and edge it.When they would be finished with it they would bring it in and leave it up very carefully.They used to stick a turnip in the edge of them in order it would not cut anyone.
Some people sew potatoes on red ground but it is nearly all black ground that is
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9. If you write a letter, and dry it to the fire, you'll be sure to be disappointed re contents of the letter.
If you put on a stamp crooked, you'll never get an answer to it.
10. Don't write a letter with red ink - it's considered very unlucky.
11. Avoiding meeting a person on the stairs, or you'll have a row with them.
12. Don't wash your hands in the same water as anybody else, or look into a mirror with them. It foretells a row
with them.
13. It is not right to have a light at the same time in a room
it's a sign of death
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Told to me by my mother
Mrs. Burke
Turlough
Bellharbour
Co. Clare
39 years of age
My mother tells me the only poet she know personally, was an old man, names Matthew Mahon. He lived near Kinvara in a village called Durras. When she first saw him, he was a very old man, and he was lame from his birth. He was very poor. He used to travel around the country on foot, taking notes of rivers and lakes, or any thing of note.
He would then go home and shut himself in for weeks, composing verses in thanks and praise of those who would be good to him or give him lodging's. A few of these verses are the only ones she remembers of the poems -:
Just in winter before the spring
I went to Turlough there for to sing,
To take down notes of each place I pass,
I arrived in Turlough just after Mass.
My mind at first was in great grief
Knowing they might repose it would give relief,
My feet were panting, for alas I'm lame
and to ask for lodging's I felt great shame.
May Burke 21st April 1938.
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tháinic fear siubhal ann agus nuair a chaith an fear suas a chuid plátaí fhéin dubhairt an fear siubhal níl mise sáthach fós adeir sé agus ní fhaca mé seo nó go mbeidh mé sáthach dfan sé ann nó gur ith sé a dhothain agus annsin shuidh sé ag an teine. Nuair a bhí sé i deich a chlog chuaigh siad i chodhladh. agus dfan an fear siúbhal ar an tealach. I lár na hoidhche béigin don fear tíghe eirge mar bhí ocras air agus chuir sé cáca síos sa luatha agus dfan sé na hoidhche ag fanacht go mbruigheadh
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Ins an ám fadó bhí go leor straínseara ag dul thart ó theac go teach agus bhí aon theach amháin ann agus is ann a bhí siad ag fás cruinnigthe. Suite oisce nuair a bhíodh an suipéir reidh suite ní bhíodh dhá ghrún ithte ag fear an tíghe nuair a chaitfeadh sé suas na plátaí agus dearfeadh sé "tá mé fhéin réidh agus tá mó bhean réidh agus duine gan náire nach mbeadh réidh." annsin bhíodh naíre air na daoine fanacht ag iththe agus scopfhad siad agus ní bheadh teach a ndóthan itthe acu. Oidhche amháin
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aige dfiafhruigh sé go mac na baintrí i bfhior sin. Is fior sin adeir mac na baintrigh. Ghléaseadar suas iad fhéin agus thaíniceadar go teach na hiníne. Nuair a connaic an ingnín i teacht iad rith sí faoí na gcionne. Bhí ann athas orthú í fheiceál. Bhíodhar ag iarraidh í a thabhairt leobhtha na go bpósach sí an fear a bhí sí a dhul a pósadh cheana. Dubhairt sí go bpósach sé an fear a bfearr a shíorthuigh í.
Sin é mac na baintrigh.
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Níor tugadh aon ainm nuá ar an aít acht do bára seachtimhar daoine ó Gaillimh cúpla bliain ó shoin ar an céad lá dhé Meitheamh.
Oidhche amháin do dhógadh go talamh an Pictiúrlinn Bheactória atá suidhte in-aice na duiganna ins an gcathair seo.Tá na muintir pbgeanach i gceannas air anois agus díoleann siad ghluastéain ann.
Do bí fear 'na chomhnaidhe ins an gcathair seo uair amháin agus bí an "leperos" air. Fuair sé bhaís agus bhí bhrón ar a mhuintir. bhí ospidéal ann i mbothar na Trágha le h-aghaidh na lepereí.
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talaimh leis an luas an bhíos sé ag rith agus as sin freisin bhí sé caileamhail in Eireann.
Pádraig Ó Coisrealbha
Fuair mé é seo o'n mo athair
Mr. Coisrealbha,
22 Baile an Beathaidhdigh,
Gaillimh
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Ba é Fionn Mac Cumhail an fear ba caileamhla bhí sé go maith ag rith i rásaí agus bhí sé go maith ag léimnigh.
Do leimeadh sé suas níos airde na é féin léimeadh sé gleanta ins na sliabhribh agus léimeadh sé abha mhóra agus léimeadh sé go leor rudaí eile abhí an ard s-an aer agus as sin bhaneadh sé caileamhla.
Bhí sé in ann rith freisin. Rithead sé go tapaidh agus ní dhéanadh sé aon torann agus ní briseadh sé caipiní dar
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Deir na sean daoine go bhfuil na fir o menlo [?] an laidír. Dubhairt na san daoine fadó freisin go raibh fir ón Chladaig an laidir. Bhí féar in-a chómhnaidhe i Cno A Diollan fadó agus bhí sé inn ann rith go h-ann tapaidh. O'Ratallaig an tainm a bhí air. Chuaidh sé amach go dtí America agus bhí meas mór ag na daoine air. Bhí sé in ann rith feichid nua feichid cuige mile a rith sa lo.
Máirtín de Brún
Fuair mé an sgéal seo
Uision de Burca
Ait Naom Shéain
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Bhí na Fianna af cosaint na h-Eireann fadó. Bhíodh siad ag fiadhach ó Samhain go Nodhlaig. Bhíodh siad ag saighdiúireacht ó Nodhlag go Samhain. Bhíodh siad ina gcómhnuidhe a measg na daoine. Ins an oidhche innseóchaidh siad sgéalta do'sna daoine. Tá na sgéalta sin beó i measg na daoine fós "Sgóalta Fiannaidheactha". Tugtar
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Bhí fear ann fadó agus bhí sé an-bhocht. Bhí sé lá amháin ag iasgach agus chonnaic sé Maighdean-mhara ag teacht aníos as an uisge agus gan cochall ar bith uirthi. Bhreathnuigh sé isteach ar an dúirling agus chonnaic sé an cochall agus é leagtha ar chloich ann. Isteach leis agus d'árduigh sé leis an cochall uaithi. Nuair a chonnaic sí ag imtheacht é agus an cochall aige d'iarr sí air é a thabhairt di ach ní thiubharfadh. Lean sí abhaile annsin é ach ní thiubharfadh sé di an cochall. D'fhan sí sa teach annsin aige agus ní raibh sí ag labhairt focal ar bith leis.
Aon lá amháin nuair a bhí an fear ag tuigheadóireacht chuir sé an cochall i bfolach sa díon. D'fhan sí sa teach annsin aige ar feadh seacht mbliadhna gan focal a labhairt ach i gcómhnaidhe i gcómhnaidhe ag iarraidh an chochaill air. Faoi cheann seacht mbliadhna tháinig bean isteach ar cuairt aige agus bhí an fear seo ag ithe a bhéile roimpi agus thainig sé cuid
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There was a man digging potatoes in a field in Ballygeeher. He was wearing a bad pair of boots and were in need of being mended. After a while he thought he heard a voice saying "I will mend your boots". He looked up and a leprechaun sitting on the ridge beside him mending boots.
The man asked the leprechaun to mend his boots and the leprechaun said he would. The man took off his boot and gave them to the Leprechaun. The Leprechaun said he would have the boots for him in the evening. When evening came the man went to the place he had given the Leprechaun his boots, but the leprechaun was gone and had the man's boots away with him.
There was a Leprechaun living between Cloonart and Anacullen. He was a small man about 18 inches in height. He wore a tight dress and red cap on him. He was seen by several people about 50 years ago. He was a very cunning little man and very smart. No one could ever catch him. There was also a Leprechaun in Cloonen. He was about 18 inches in height and he was a shoe-maker. He used to be seen
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cure for "scurvy". This plant grows in abundance in bogs and fens and in marshy places. When a child has the whooping cough, the only cure is go early in the morning and the first man you meet ask him for some remedy. Whatever the man tells you to do, do it and it will cure the child.
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Long ago a poor woman in our village died with the cholera, when the famine was raging in this parish. Her sister had to go to a carpentar at "Bridgets Bush" and he had to make a coffin of straw matting for her, because timber was very scarce in those days. She had to carry the coffin on her back. It was twisted round her with a "suagán" of hay. When she came home she had to put her sister into it as nobody would assist her afraid of the disease. Then she had to put a "suagán" of straw round the coffin and carry it on her back to the grave-yard and bury it herself. This old women is not long dead, but she died at the age of 105 years.
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Once upon a time that little ancient villiage down by the lake called Patrick St had the honour of having a lord and a queen. But I am sorry to say they were never crowned. They
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To help the starving people during this awful time, meal was procured and porridge in large quantities was made. The fire was made and the food prepared on the side of a sloping field beside the road. This portion of the road is now known locally as “The Brathan Bré” and is within five minutes walk from the school. The huge pot is said to have been brought down to the castle yard.
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Games we play inside.
In long winter nights I have games to play in the Kitchen. I play with my brother or sister or someone else. We play fox and geese. We get a piece of paper and two pencils and draw two lines across and two down through them so that there are nine places to write a figure in. Some one of us then put an X in the middle square and the other puts an O in another square and so on till the nine spaces are filled. One tries to keep the other from getting a straight line of O's or X's. Whoever gets a straight line wins. Sometimes we play cards and sometimes we play draughts. With have a square board with numbers on it from 1 to 13. There is an article like a bended nail at every number. There are two rubber rings with the board. The board hangs on the wall. We stand back a piece and throw the rings at the board time about. Whatever numbers the rings are at are added up and whoever has a certain number first wins the game. We set up a target and shoot darts at it with an air gun.
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Wanderers are not as plentiful now-adays as they were long ago.They old people had great welcome for the tinkers and beggars because they get alot of funny stories from them both lies and truth.The old people used to give them lodgings for the night in cabins .When they used be going the people used give them alot of provisions such as bread ,milk,sugar,tea and
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There is a moat or mound in the townland of Cullion where a woman named Sabina did penance on the way to Lough Derg. She used to sleep on this mound the night before she went no matter whether the weather was wet or dry. It is still called Sibby's moat.
Fields.—In the townland of Cullion.—
The “Mullen,” (a wet meadow) “Crocamarry Height.” “Monaghan’s knowe,” (a little hill once belonging to a man named Monaghan) “Scabby.” (A field in which are a number of stones, supposed to be an ancient graveyard.) “The Bush Park.” “The Sprout Park.” “Long More.” “Moorehen’s Knowe.”
In the townland of Drumawark.—Fields.—Level dale. Subsoil. Nancy’s Park (so called because Nancy Burnside lived in it.)
In the townland of Tievemore Fields.—Stillhouse Meadow (so called because there was poteen distilled in it). In Sessaskielty. Tory Whistle. Jinken-loop
In the townland of Innisclin.—
Trees.—“Molly’s bush so called because a girl named Molly
Gowdy used to go and meet her sweetheart there.
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The 13th day of a month is said to be unlucky for marrying. Monday and Saturday are also supposed to be unlucky days.
There is usually money given to the girl who is about to be married. People were not married in their own houses.
The people had a white suit for being married in. There were only a few people in the district who had this suit and other people who had none borrowed it from them. There is always a wedding feast. There were parties of “strawboys” in this district.
The people went on horse-back to the wedding and the wide sat behind the husband.
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Fields.—In the townland of Cullion.—
The “Mullen,” (a wet meadow) “Crocamarry Height.” “Monaghan’s knowe,” (a little hill once belonging to a man named Monaghan) “Scabby.” (A field in which are a number of stones, supposed to be an ancient graveyard.) “The Bush Park.” “The Sprout Park.” “Long More.” “Moorehen’s Knowe.”
In the townland of Drumawark.—Fields.—Level dale. Subsoil. Nancy’s Park (so called because Nancy Burnside lived in it.)
In the townland of Tievemore Fields.—Stillhouse Meadow (so called because there was poteen distilled in it). In Sessaskielty. Tory Whistle. Jinken-loop
In the townland of Innisclin.—
Trees.—“Molly’s bush so called because a girl named Molly
Gowdy used to go and meet her sweetheart there.
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The 13th day of a month is said to be unlucky for marrying. Monday and Saturday are also supposed to be unlucky days.
There is usually money given to the girl who is about to be married. People were not married in their own houses.
The people had a white suit for being married in. There were only a few people in the district who had this suit and other people who had none borrowed it from them. There is always a wedding feast. There were parties of “strawboys” in this district.
The people went on horse-back to the wedding and the wide sat behind the husband.
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Ball Eagan. A field belonging to a man called Eagan.
An páirc mhór.The big field.
An Ray Bog. The soft ray.
Gáirdín an Treabhadh.Because it is always dug with a plough.
Ray Corran.Nobody knows why it is called that name.
Móin-féir a ghlanna.it is not known.
Páirc an oileán.The field of the Island.
Cruich Neilín .it is called after a man called Neilín who lived near that place.
Lug a mhíle.A lake by the side of the road and it is a mile from Connolly.
Páirc an Sean Droicheadh.means the field of the old bridge.
Páirc an bhóthair.A meadow with a road running through it.
The forth.A field full of
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In the townland of Coolderry- Coill Dearg- nearby is the small field known as the Caldragh, where in olden times was an old church and we are told St Daig had a monastery here.
Those lands belonged to the Kiltybegs Ranch, formerly in the hands of the Filgates of Louth, but changed owners several times and were finally taken over by the Land Commission about 1928. When the lands were being tilled, a small tombstone bearing an unlegible ?inscription was unearthed, also a small stone with groove equivalent to a holy -water font. In it are also some v. small ridges, remains of graves and in a corner some human bones were unearthed.
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heard music near him. The music moved on the road and Cormac followed it. Soon they had him dancing for the first time in his life, and he danced until he wore the soles of his boots. When they were leaving , they all started to cheer and shout " Bravo Mac Cormac, Bravo Mac Cormac "
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In the townland of Coolderry- Coill Dearg- nearby is the small field known as the Caldragh, where in olden times was an old church and we are told St Daig had a monastery here.
Those lands belonged to the Kiltybegs Ranch, formerly in the hands of the Filgates of Louth, but changed owners several times and were finally taken over by the Land Commission about 1928. When the lands were being tilled, a small tombstone bearing an unlegible ?inscription was unearthed, also a small stone with groove equivalent to a holy -water font. In it are also some v. small ridges, remains of graves and in a corner some human bones were unearthed.
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There is a ford near our house where Mass used to be celebrated long ago. There is a big high stone of limestone in the middle of the ford. There is a shallow hole in the middle of the stone and the old people said it was in that hole the holy water used to be kept. Any one would not know the place now only there is a wide deep hole there. When a person would pass the place they would see small children with white clothes but when they would see you they would disappear
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The Penal Days
During the penal days a priest was saying Mass at a place called tobar na Molt Near Bradfert about three miles west of Tralee.
One day as he was saying Mass there, the British soldiers came on him unexpectedly. As they were coming he prepared to gather up all the Holy vessels and as they were about to capture him three golden sheep sprung up out of the ground. The soldiers stood in amazement looking at them and while they were looking at them the priest escaped, and the three golden sheep had disappeared and a well sprung up tere.
In the present day the peple do rounds especially during
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home from the fair of Tinnehinch and one said to the other "Ar Cualaís aon trábh ar an tác san" "Cualas" arsan b'fear eile agus tá péint de im phócs agam. Lághimís laistig d'on gclaide ar siad. Dheineadar aínlaid agus d'iteador an paipear taé ar fad. Mhuise ar síad mas é sin an taé go bfuil an saoghal ag trácht air ní mór é. Others thought it it should be boiled for hours. At Xmas and Easter a large boiler was set beside the fire and the tea was stewed for hours. A bucket of milk, and ½ st of sugar was thrown in, and everyone took a wooden mug and went to the boiler as he needed it. Perhaps this is the reason that very old people even to the present day think that tea is no good unless it gets a good boil. I know a woman in the school district, and she always leaves the tea to boil strongly for about 10 minutes.
The table was placed against the wall, and when the meal was over it was raised up against the wall and used as a seat or couch. It was called a Settle Table. Several of such tables are still to be seen
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List of riddles I have heard locally.
No.1 As round as an apple, as flat as a pan, one side a woman and the other a man.
Answer: A Penny
No.2: Why does a hen pick a pot?
Answer: Because she cannot lick it.
No. 3: When did Moses sleep with fire in a bed?
Answer: When he slept with his forefathers.
No.4: Out of a roomful, you cannot take a spoonful.
Answer: Smoke
No.5: Why is the summer sun like a silver sixpence
Answer: Because it is a tanner.
No.6: As I went up a hill, I met my uncle Davy. I cut off his head and it left his body easy.
Answer: A head of cabbage.
7. Which is the white goose or the grey goose the gander?
Answer: Neither of them.
8. Why does a cow jump over the fence.
Answer: Because she cannot go under it.
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among the Ox Mountains. There are mountains all round about it and through it runs the main road from Tubbercurry to Dromore West. Two rivers flow through it also. One of those rivers is called Owen Aar which means the river of slaughter.
In the centre of the glen there stands out National School.
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the old people.
There was a man living in Shudane some years ago named Michael Forde he was watching wild-geese himself and his nephew Martin Forde up in the Shudane bogs one night when suddenly a little man in a red cloak appeared to them. Michael Forde aimed one eye to put up his gun to fire a shot at the little man that appeared to him in the water when in an instant he got an awful pain in the eye which he aimed with and he suffered great pain with it for a couple of days and it was a man named Thomas Heavey of Cloonkeen that made up a bottle of medicine out of a herb he got in the field.
Every year the "bráiste" and the Chicken Weed do a great lot of damage to the farmers. They make the crops poor and prevent them from growing. Only the red weed grows in rich lands and the other weeds attack the oats and wheat. Long ago when there were no doctors the people had cures themselves it is said that if you had some sore limbs you would have to drink the
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ancient church. The outline of the foundation alone remains. The church was used when Kilnasoolagh was closed by the English in Penal times. Not far from the church is Glen an Aiffrinn where the hunted priests said Mass. In the valley are two Mass Rocks and about twenty feet away is a blessed well which is now nearly chocked up. An old man named Riedy used come frequently and pray at this well.
Rev. Father Hayes CC. told me that he heard the day of the dead stashing in connection with this old church. A quarrel arose here once, and a priest enraged by the thought of sacrilege said "may there be a corpse here every morning!" "May it be the corpse of a starling!" said another priest who stood nearby. The dead starling is supposed to be found here. I heard this story in connection with Teampall na Déirce near Tubber, Co. Galway.
Mr Murray told me that the tide came up as far as ballysallagh before the banks were built by the river Fergus. This would be a distance of nearly three miles. He also pointed out to me a hollow near the site of the old church where bricks were formerly made. I should not be surprised at the discovery of some ancient buriels at Gleann an Aiffrinn
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as well as in English. Most of the land is good for tillage. There is a hole in one of the fields belonging to Mr. Francis Finnerty and it is called "Poll na h-iasc mór". About 40 years ago in 1898 a monstrous eel lived in the hole. He used to come up and kill the cattle on the farmers around. On the 4th May at 1.p.m. In the year 1898 all the men of the village went to kill the eel. He rushed from the hole went down into the river and was never seen again.
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Mr Richardson before he reached Oran Mor with a letter to tell him not to go any farther because he would be murdered. Mr O'Connor went from Athenry to Oran Mor a distance of seven miles in twenty minutes and over took Mr Richardson as he was within half a mile of where the murderers were in ambush.

In the village of Attymon long ago there lived a great dancer named Mr Burke. All Ireland knew about him. He used to dance on every stage where a play took place. His chief step was "Heel-and-toe" barn dance sets". He was noted for all these.
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Five pounds was given for the head of a priest or the head of a wolf. The Parish Priests were registered and allowed to remain at home. The other priests were cleared away. The most of them stayed around the glens and fences. They ministered to the people whom they loved. By the sides of fences they said Mass and they had spies placed around ti warn them if enemies were coming. It was supposed that Mass used be said up in the mountains in Buaile an tSagairt. It is in the parish of Lyssycsey. There is another place not far from that called cabhail a paidrín. Cabhail means an old cabin. The people gathered together and said the Rosary. Mass celebrated up in the wild mountain in a place called glean an Aifrinn. Mass used be celebrated in the Burren. The priest was killed and after four days he was found hanging from a tree in the wood
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Craw-dawn.
A gossoon or grown child that constantly plucking after grown up people an old fashioined cur of a gossoon is often called a Craw-dawn.
It also is applied to the sticky seeds of a certain weed or coarse grass. those that stick to your clothes when passing through.
Shoughrawn
A man hard-up or broke is said to on the shough-rawn.
It's a poor cishte "Kishtah" meaning It's a poor state of affairs.
There was neither yig naw yow of him.
He made a foo-faw of it - fho as sounded who.
A lisper - You old manntach ye.
He went down as a bohereen.
There were streaks of sweat on him.
He only a gub-bawn = a poor tradesman.
He was lying on a purlogue or purh-logue of rushes (a clump of growing rushes = purr logue)
Don't he floughyule = princely or generous.
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Craw-dawn.
A gossoon or grown child that constantly sticking[?] after grown up people an old fashioined cur of a gossoon is often called a Craw-dawn.
It also is applied to the sticky seeds of a certain weed or coarse grass. those that stick to your clothes when passing through.
Shoughrawn
A man hard-up or broke is said to on the shough-rawn.
It's a poor cishte "Kishtah" meaning It's a poor state of affairs.
There was neither yig naw yow of him.
He made a foo-faw of it - fho as sounded who.
A lisper - You old manntach ye.
He went down as a bohereen.
There were streaks of sweat on him.
He only a gub-bawn = a poor tradesman.
He was lying on a purlogue or purh-logue of rushes (a clump of growing rushes = purr logue)
Don't he floughyule = princely or generous.
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The Leipreacain.
Long ago the leipreacain was supposed to be everywhere. The name the people used to call him in this district was the "grescaide". It was was said that once a leipreacain lived in a small wood somewhere round Tyaquin. There was a man in Tyaquin who worked for the Richardsons of Tyaquinn.
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Sláinte na finne agus na gile
Sláinte an tsaidhbhris agus na bochtaine
Sláinte na bhfear bhfóganta
Do dheasdhe dúinn agus ná feabhsadh orainn.
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If anyone would come in for iron or anything made of iron when the woman an would be making the churning, if he would help her or not he would not get what he would want. The people be thought that anyone who would give iron while they would be making the churning for anyone who would iron while they would be making it the one that would get thereon if he intended he could bring the butter. Then she would take out the butter and the first one that would go making the churning he would have to drink the first erin koi the new buttermilk. The woman would wash the dash and she would wave it three time around the churn and she would say "i n-ainm an athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naomh" he would say that three times so that the fairies couldn't bring the milk. Before she would put salt in the butter she would put some wee bit of it over the door so that anyone couldn't bring the butter. Long ago certain people had power to take britter and milk of the
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Béaloideas Place names
Our farm Páirc an Carn
The meaning of Páirc an Carn is the field of the heap.There is a heap of stones there .Long ago some people were living and they died ,so the house fell.
Gaire na h-abhann.
The meaning of Gaire na h-abhann is the field of the river .It is a small green field and is surrounded by a small river.
Páirc a tor.
The meaning of Páirc a tor is the field of the tree .it is a small green field .with a big tree (growing)at the field.
An réigh mhór .The meaning of the
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Tá mé in mo comhnuidhe i gCathair Gamhann. Tá dá cheann déag de thighthibh ann. Tá trí ann de thighthibh ceann rlnne ann. Bhí ragapt ma comhnuidhe ann atá trí reóin bliadhan ó rhoin. Tá lorg a tighe ann fór agus tá rgeach ag fás i mbéal an dorais. Bhí teach mór ann ag na Blácaighibh agus tá na sean-bhallaí ann fós. Bhí dúthaigh talmhan
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páipéir, agus stocaí fínnáin agus nuair a chuadas i n-aice na teine thóg na bróga teine agus dóghadh mo luirgne mar bhárr ar an sgéal.
Fuair Dómhnall Ó Suilleabháin an sgéal so ó Pádruig Ó Súilleabháin Imealláis.
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Bhréag. ‘Nis sí dhóibh annsan connas a ghuid na sídheógha í. Scríbh sí litir agus dúbhairt lé Seán pé pinginí beag airgid a bhí aige a bhailiúghadh agus dul go tigh a hathar agus an litir do shíneadh chuige.
B’seo leis agus thóg sé seachtmhain ó Sheán dul síos go dtí sráid bhaile i gCo. Mhuigheo. Bhí tigh breágh annsan roimis agus bhíodar ana dúbhach indiaidh cailín Sheáin Mháire Thaidhg. Thug Seán leitir an chailín do na h-athair. Sé a bhí sa litir ná go raibh sí beó beathaidheach thiar i n-iarthair Chiarraighe. Ghléasadar capaill agus seo leo - cúigear nú seisear aca – nú go dtánghadhar go dtí an ‘ngurrán fóchtarach’. Annsan d’aithn an cailín a h-athair agus rith sí na gcoinne agus a leithéid do ‘shéaceansaí’ a bhí aca agus iad ag ínnsint sgéalta dá chéile.
Pósadh an cailín agus Seán Mháire Thaidhg agus fuair sí dhá mhíle púnt spré i dteanta ‘Léim thar Léith’ a bheith ar fad aca. Sé bhuadhasa dá mbarra ná bróga
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Móin a’ Rí chualaidh sé an gháirí istigh. Dúbhairt duine istigh le buachaill a bhí suidhte ar chathaoir i n-aice leis: - “Bliain agus an oidhche anocht a baineadh do chailín díot”. “Ná bac san” ars an buachaill “Ní h-aon mhaith d’aoinne í mar ná féadfaidh sí labhairt go brách”.
“D’féadfadh” ars an fear eile “dá bhfaigheadh sí deoch as an gcorn atá ar an mbórd agus an biorán atá na cúl do tharraing as”. “Am briathar féin” arsa Seán Mháire Thaidhg “má leigheasfadh san í”, ag breith ar an gcorn agus ‘á ardúghadh leis gan braon a dhortadh do go gcuaidh sé go tigh a mháthar.
Nuair a chuaidh sé isteach thug sé deoch ón gcorn don gcailín agus do chuardaigh sé féin agus a mháthair cúl a cínn féuch a bhfaighfidís an biorán. Do fuaireadar an biorán agus do tharraingheadar é.
Ní túisge san ná leag sí scarta gáire aisti agus is aici a bhí an chainnt
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beirbiúghadh dhuith muna bhfaighfead mo ghé is mo ghanndal”.
Chuadar ag cuardach agus fuaireadar iad istig i ndíg an bhóthair. Do rug sé ortha agus bhuail fé’n ascaill iad. D’imigh sé féin agus an cailín go dtí “Léim thar Lé” agus chnag sé i dtigín a mháthair.
“Ariú a Sheáin” ar sise nách déanach ataoí . Tháinig Seán isteach, an ghé is an ganndal aige agus an cailín i n-aon-fheacht leis. “Ara a Sheáin” ars a mháthair “cá bhfuairis an cailín”?. D’innis Seán an sgéal dá mháthair. “O mo ghraidin í” ars an t-sean-bhean “tá sí caillte de’n ocras”.
Bheirbhig sí an gé is an ganndal agus bhí fióil a ndóthain aca an oidhche sin. D’fhan an cailín annsan i bhfocair na seana-mhná ag obair is ag gnó agus [gan] fochal cainnte aici.
Bliain ón lá sin chualaidh Seán go raibh géana ‘á d’imirt theas i “Móin a’ Rí” agus d’imigh sé ag imirt. Bhuaidh sé ganndal agus d’imigh abhaile ar a doh dhéag a chlog istoidhche.
Nuair a bhí Seán ag gábhail thar lios
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“Is mór an truagh gan cabhair a thabhairt díobh a fheara”
Chaith sé uaidh an ghé agus an ganndal agus chuaidh fé’n gcómhartha mar ceathramhadh fear. Chómh luath is chuir sé a láimh ar a gcómhrainn leag an triúr fear uatha é agus d’fágadar aige í i lár a’ bhóthair. “Bí gor” arsa Seán Mháire Thaidhg “is ait an rud é sin nú cad a dhéanfadh mé anois”.
Is geárr go gcuala sé scríobáil bheag sa chómhra. Chuir Seán “ cluas ar féin agus chualaidh sé arís é. “Ar m’anam” ar seisean “ach go bhfuil” rud éigean innti; agus is geárr go mbeidh fhios agam-sa é”.
Rug sé ar chloch agus do bhuail sé stiall ar chlúdach na cómhrann. Is amhlaidh a bhí cailín istigh agus í na beathaidh. D’éirig sí aniar agus do bhain crothadh as láimh Sheán Mháire Thaidhg; ach n’déadfadh sí labhairt.
“Mhuise” arsa Seán “béarfaidh mé abhaile tú seo ach níl aon nídh agam lé chur ag
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An Ghé agus an Ghanndal
Bhí baintreach fadó i 'Léim thar Lé' agus do bhí aon mhac amháin aici dárb ainm do Seán Mháire Thaidhg. Nuair d'éirigh sé suas i n-aois a seacht mbliana déag tháinig ana éilim air chun cártaí d'imirt agus d'fhanadh sé amuigh ana dhéanach san oidhche.
Do bhíodh a mháthair ag gábhail do i gcómhnaidhe i dtaobh a bheith chómh déanach. Aon oidhche amháin do chualaidh sé go raibh géana 'á imirt theas i Móin a' Rí. Chuaidh sé ag imirt an oidhche sin agus do bhuaidh sé gé agus ganndal. D'iompuigh Seán Mháire Thaidhg abhaile agus bhí sé ana dhéanach san oidhche.
Bhí sé ag gábhail i leith díreach bóthair an aitinn agus é ag dul abhaile nuair a chonnaic sé chuige aníos triúr fear agus cómhartha cómhra ar a ngualainn aca.
“Bí gor” arsa Seán Mháire Thaidhg leis féin
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Old Forths and Raths.
There are not many forts round here.In John T Boland's Land there is a great hole.There are steps down to it.The old people say it was made during Penal Times for to hide Priest's and Teachers.When the soldiers used to be passing the Priests used to go down there .of course they could not remain below long, because they had no air.Some old people say fairies are seen down there. Once an old man said a man went down the steps to see what was there and he saw a fairy-house.People are afraid to go down since.They say it is only a round hole for Priests to go down there and room for them to stop there .There is an old fort over in Connolly. People call it Jim O Malleys fort.Those forts are supposed to be built by the Danes in early ages.it is said if you stand
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Duínín
Tá an áit seo suidhte ar taobh ó dheas don baile mór. Cipéa é agus tú ag dul tré an sean -bóthar ón gClochán go Gaillimh. Ritheann an sean-bhóthar sin díreach comh fada le Baile na hInse - sé míle ar fad.
Tá "Carraig an Aifreann" le feiceál ar criarrac ar taoibh do láimhe dheise agus tú ag dul soir inaice le loch doire Niacha. Lá dá rabhas amhuigh bíos ag breathnugadh ar an gcarraig sin agus connacas ne ceimeanna agus gac rud a baineas le altóir. Deirtear gurb é an áit a leighead an t-Athar Maoleonair Prendergast aifreann nuair a bhí sé ar a réicheadh. Tá cailís a bhí aige agus an dáta 1825 sgríobhtha air, amuigh san séipéal in Erús Mór go foill.
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are now in ruins. All those family names are now extinct in the downland.
There were certain circular holes in rocks on the side of Mount Gabriel called the "Danes' Mines". They were supposed to be cut out by the Danes in seams of copper. It was thought they used to burst the rock with lime by putting it into the hole and spilling water on it and and then covering it closely by which way the lime swelled and burst the rock and then they could extract the copper. But these were researched and blasted out by the English mining companies who found a little copper there. Stone hammers were found supposed to belong to the Danes also.
There is a kind of cromlech or dolmen on the top of the Rathura mountain, formed of four stones or flags - one on each side one at the head, and supporting a large flag on top. It is about 6 or 7 feet long and about two high. The stones are in their rough state without being hammered or chiselled into shape. The
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Daoine Cáiliúla an Cheantair.
William Reidy of Kanturk was a very good jumper .he jumped an iron gate that is near his own house .
Denis Sullivan went three miles to Lisroe for a half sack of flower .He came back with the flour and walked all the way with it on his back.He also went to Galway walking and came back again in two days .Thomas Walle of Slieve loughane walked five miles with a sewing machine under his arm .he did a day's work and came home again with it under his arm.
James and John Reidy of Glannletterfinny mowed an Irish acre in one day with a scythe .John Mongovan of Kanturk also mowed an Irish acre in a day.
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Graves are also in fields of Patrick Lucey - bounding Glaun.
There is a little lake on the top of Mount Gabriel called Poll an Oighin. There is a saying that Fionn Mac Cumhail took a handful of rock and threw it out into the Atlantic Ocean where it is now as the Fastnet Rock or Carraig Aonair - leaving the hole of Poll an Oighin. Another saying is that if a stick was thrown into Poll an Oighin it would come out in Schull harbour. There is a kind of a "Poll Talmhan" in one of Stephen Sullivan's fields.
There were families living in Glaun who emigrated, as the Harte family who lived in one of the houses, now in ruins down back of the National School. There was a Brien family living in west Glaun on a rock called "Brien's Rock". The all of the house is still to be seen. There was a Cunningham family living on the side of the Glaun hill - one of whom was a noted fenian - who emigrated. A Leahy family lived in south Glaun who emigrated to California. The houses
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middle, and one smaller on each side, to represet the three wise kings.
a "little xmas rhyme : Nodlaig na mban,
Nodlaig gan mhaith
[New Year]
Have seen my father (R.I.P) going out at midnight to observe direction of the wind. if it blew from the west the coming year favoured the Irish, uf from the east the Sassanach would get the upper hand during the following year.

[St. John's Day}]
A big bonfire is still erected in favourable spots in different parts of the town on St John's eve. All the neighbours young and old gather round and there is dancing for a considerable time.
A custom obtained of jumping across portions of the fire, and a great many tale with them for luck a portion of the buring stich or forget to carry home.
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St Brigid's Eve.
The Brat Bríghdhe - A white cloth is got and hung out overnight. This will cure headaches and is efficacious as effective for a year. Can be repeated at subsequent anniversary. Prayers are supposed to be said to St Brigid. *(druid version given at end of book)
This is not uncommon still, I am a personal witness to the hanging out of the Brat Bríghdhe by a neighbour in 1936 - Mrs. Vaughan, New St, Macroom (aged 72).
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Up to a dozen years ago, I have seen a doll dressed up and taken around the tow from house to house by young girls with the request "something for the Brigid".
Christmas Eve.
Candles in every window, the (?)are dressed up and lighted by the youngest member of family.
At Little Xmas eve, three candles are lighted, one large in the
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made of timber usually seasoned lder with a hole made through the centre of it. Through this hole wire is put with a piece of tin at one end to keep the wire from falling out. On the other end go the wire a bend is put and the top of it is pointed so that it can be easily used. The handle is made to turn around with the person working it.
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O'Flynn were the ruling Irish family in Macroom and Muskerry barony. Museraide ui Floinn still the Irish name of barony and district. Mc Carthy's suceeded O' Flunns and were owners led property in Cromwells time , regained CHas 2nd and finally died at Battle of Boyne. Not remembered now locally, except the tradition that they built the local castles
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Strange Animals.
In Glenade lake there were two domharcha. They had a body of a hound or wolf but a long sharp nose. On the Northest shore there lived two McGloughlin brother. The wife of one of them Grace Connoly while washing clothes at the lake was killed by one of them. The brothers thought she was a long time washing the clothes and they went to see what happened to her. When they reached the lake they saw the half eaten remains besides the lake. her husband shot the dom[h]archa but it gave a dying screech which was answered by its mate and the mate came out. The brothers run home and the neighbor told them to get two horses and go to Finner Tomp and so they did. The domharcha followed them and at last got up to them. He ran out through the first horse and on to the second. But before he ran through the second the brother behind shot him and that finished the Domharchas.
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Kathleen A McPartlin
Meenymore N.S.
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that's near Kanturk school."Gleann a bhótháin" the cabin was called.
Long ago the scholars paid a fee of one shilling a month to the teacher.
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Seán:-
Conus a bheithfá annsan a Shaidhbh Ní Mhaonais
Agus mí 's lá indiu do chuireadh sa chré thú
Fuaireas bás 's tá do ghnó-sa déanata
Agus tá bolaith na h-úire ó chiumhais do bhéal tais.
Sadhbh:-
Má fuaireas-sa bás níor fhágas an saoghal so
Is do thánag chúgat-sa go lúthmhar éadtrom
Chun tú bhreith liom mar chiú mar chéile
Mar d'fhágais mo mhuinntir go dubhach 'na n-aonar.
Seán:- Mar a d'fháfair an áit sin a Shaidhbh Ní Mhaonais
Cuirfead-sa an cuaille cuillinn seo, tré'd chroidhe i n-aonacht
Tríd an gcroidhe 's tríd na h-aedhanna
'Sa chás ná tiocfair go lá an chéadair.
Nó go dtiocfaidh an Eaglais bheannuighthe [ath?] fhéuchaint,
[Is go 'néosfair dom mhuinntir brígh do scéala?]
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Field Names
We have many fields with Irish and English names. One of them is called "Inse Beag" because it is a small rushy field near the river. "Páircín a' Weevil" is another so called because there is an insect in it that injures grain. Another is called the "Cillín" because long ago the little children that were not baptised
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This is how you would play "Burn the Biscuit":-
An number of girls or boys must stand against a wall and one must count up to the number twenty must go to hide the "biscuit" and the others must try to find it. If anyone of the players is near to the place where the biscuit is, the one who put the biscuit is the in the hiding must say "Burn the Biscuit", and then all the others will go to that place to find it. Whoever will find it
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C Cu
Ó Freeda Woolley,
Langford St.,
Cill Orglan.
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XXIX "Burn the Biscuit"
This is how you would play "Burn the Biscuit":-
An number of girls or boys must stand against a wall and one must count up to the number twenty must go to hide the "biscuit" and the others must try to find it. If anyone of the players is near to the place where the biscuit is, the one who put the biscuit is the in the hiding must say "Burn the Biscuit", and then all the others will go to that place to find it. Whoever will find it
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Taking the Butter.
A friend of mine told me the following story-
"One day I began to churn and I thought I found a smell off the milk, but I kept on churning.
For about half an hour I churned and then I lifted the lid off the churn to see how the butter was doing. I saw that there was no butter coming on the milk so I churned for about an hour and still no butter was coming on. There was froth on it and I could not stand the smell that was on it.
I thought I did not "gather" it right or that the wind got at it so I gave it to the calves that evening.
I began to "gather" it again to churn again, and I took all care that I did it right this time.
I began to churn but with the same result as the previous time.
I decided to take a sample of it to the priest, Fr -. He blessed it and read prayers over it. The next time I churned the butter came on all right.
I was told by a neighbour to whom I told
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Folklore
There is a small well in Sheskin called "Tobairín an Duine bhoct".
Long ago a blind man dreamt he saw the little well on the side of the road, he thought someone said to him "Bathe your eyes in the well and you will be cured".
The next morning he came and bathed his eyes and he got back his sight. People do rounds there during the month of May.
It was believed that diseases were cured there.
Kitty Leahy
Ballybehy.
This story was told to one by my grandmother. Mrs Mary Leahy
Ballybehy, aged 91 years.
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Times ago people got their shoes made by the cobbler so that the shoes would fit them.
In old times people only wore shoes when they were going to a funeral or going to do their shoping.
The shoes were far cheaper than what they are now, and it was very seldom to see anyone wearing shoes until the were big men and women.
This cobbler lived in Ballintra. He was a tall dark man with grey hair and a long beard. The men then did not cut their hair because there were no barbares.
The shoes that he made was of leather, with brass eyes. There were no shop shoes and so everyone had to get their shoes made by the cobbler, and he made plenty of money.
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There were no giants in the district about here but Mr Patrick Mulhall has told us that there is a giants grave in Mr Hannons bog & there are three tomb stones over it.
A giant was supposed to roll stone Avoca to its present position.
It is said anyone walking on the tomb stones you will find sharp thorns in your bed that night.
Obtained from
Kevin O'Neill aged 50 years
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Clash
Rathdrum
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Long ago houses here in this district of Ballinacarrig were made of mud and thatched with heather, rushes and straw.
In the old houses they had a settle bed in the kitchen.The fireplace was in the middle of the floor. The front of the chimney was made of stone and wattles. There was no glass in the windows but there were little boards. The floors were made of clay. The half doors were for keeping out the hens. Candles were made locally and people gathered rushes, peeled them and left one peel on them (?). They dipped them in grease and then dried them and used them like candles. They had an instrument for extinguishing them, called a snuffers.
They used turf sticks and cow dung for fires.
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someone going to come in.
12. A cat with its back to the fire is a sign of a storm.
13.If the wick of a candle is red its a sign there's a person or a letter comming.
14. If a person put on his stockings in side out its a sign of good luck.
15. It is a sign of death in the family if a picture from the wall.
16. If a black cat comes into your house it brings good luck with it.
17. To find a horse shoe is a sign of good luck.
18.
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1. To meet a red haired women first thing in the morning is supposed to be a sing of bad luck.
2. If a black cat comes into your house it bring good luck with it.
3. To break a mirror is a sing of seven years bad luck.
4. If you spill salt its a sign you will be crying.
5. If your elbow is itchy rub it on wood for its a sign theres a stranger coming.
6. If you were going anywhere and you forget anything you should not turn back for it if you do you'll not have a bit of
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We are told that fifty or
sixty years ago children did not
wear boots or shoes until they
were full-grown, and some did
not wear boots until they were
getting married.
They water used for washing feet
is thrown out.
Boots and shoes are repaired in
this district but few are made
newly.
There is one shoemaker in this district
It is a tradition of his family
for three generations.
Shoemakers were more numerous
formerly than they are now
Most boots are made by machinery
now, and can be sold cheaper
blogs were worn in this parish
formerly and old people who
complain of cold feet wear them
at the present day.
They are not made in the parish
now but perhaps they were made
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There is a treasure hidden in the
bhurch Well in Iisrara. There is a
pot of gold in the well and there
is a flat stone over it. There is
an eel minding it.
Before this treasure can be got
three men must dream of it the same
night. They must go together the
next day day and bring with them
a red culture. They must cut
the eel on two with the iron.
If they do not succeed one of them
will be killed. People often went to
get the treasure but when they came
to the well they got afraid.
It is said the treasure was hidden
by the danes.
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We have one field called Cnocán Mór.
It got it name from a big hill.
The Fort field. It got its name because their there is a big fort in it.
We have the big garden, the hill fields
the pen field and the Sleibhin.
The Sleibhin got its name from a small
hill.
There are no streams in my district.
I do not know of any heights.
I only know the name of one rock. It is
on the roadside in my village. It
is called the Sappers Rock.
I don't know of any old buskets.
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Elizabeth's brutal and bloodthirsty governor of Connaught. But it was recaptured soon after by Red Hugh O'Donnell who, legend says, hung the English garrison from its walls and got rid of the English in Connaught by hanging every man who could not speak Irish - a sure mark of the Cassenach in those days. To prevent it from being retaken and reoccupied by the English, and becoming a thorn in the side of the Irish armies, Red Hugh mined it and blew it up with its own supply of gun-powder. It is said that the then chief of the Mac Costellos applied with his own hand the torch to the powder train that destroyed his ancient home, rather than see it fall into the power of the English.
In it's day, the castle withstood many sieges and assaults, sometimes by the O' Garas whom the De Nangles had dispossessed of what is now the Barony of Costello, but was then know as gallen, sometimes by the O'Haras of Leyney and Tineragh, sometimes by the Mac Dermots of Moyling, sometimes by the royal O'Conors of Ballintubber, and more often by the English in their various campaigns in Connaught. The Mac Costello were staunch patriots and fought bravely against
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Long ago a man from Garryland, Killmacduagh, Co. Galway went to Scotland. Before he went he cut a stick in Garryland wood brought it with him. One day as he roaming about a big wood in Scotland he saw a little bothán and he went into it. Sitting at the fire he saw an old man smoking an old clay pipe. When he saw him he said I know where you got that stick, you cut it in Garryland wood and how I know is that my two sons are there minding a pot of gold that is hiden at the cathair and here is the key of the door and while the people are gone to Mass go to the cathair and you will find the door and you can open it with this key. There my sons are and they are tied to the pot of gold with chains and they are in the shape of two hounds. When they
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Every stream, rock, harbour and Island has a name of its own. Mostly all the names are in Irish. That shows us that it was Irish was spoken at that time. Mostly all the names came from the shape of the rock or the harbour itself or from something that happened there. Some are hard to explain because with the passing of time the first names and reasons for the names are now lost.
Oileán na gCaorach, is situated in Derrycreeveen. Long ago, the sheep used stay there all the time. There is a road running straight down to it and there is a slip near it and the tide does not cover it because it is a big island.
Another island is Oileán na Yard that is also situated in Derrycreeveen at the west end, it is very near to the lighthouse and it is a very high island. Tráig Gallda is situated in Ballinakilla, there is a slip there too. Some say that long ago the French, others say that the English landed there on their way to Comb Dunboy. Tráig Chiaráin is situated in Ballinakilla also, long ago St
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astounded to see a man with a blackened face. He had a hatchet in his hand & was attempting to force his way into the Bishop's room. The Bishop remonstrated, threatened but to no purpose. The robber supported on the shoulders of his companions, continued to force his way through the window. In the room was a rusty old gun in which there was an old "charge" which , the Bishop had repeatedly attempted without success to fire off. His Lordship presented the old gun at the robber. He placed his finger on the trigger, when to his Lordship's surprise the "charge" went and "Allard" fell from the window - a corpse. To prevent recognition his companions cut off Allard's head and took it with them to the bog of Killahugh. It was buried there.
The Bishop never recovered from the effect of the accident. He fretted and died in 1778 & was buried with his relatives in Kilcomrer. The Bishop was attacked by the Rathconrath freebooters, the people became indignant. The robbers were attacked in Loughan & forced to fly from there.
Afterwards they lived in Raeenmore - between Churchtown & Loughnavalley & were for years the terror ? on their way to the West of Ireland. The barony Constables, the peace officers of the district were in league with the robbers. The robbers shared in their spoils with the Constables. .
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There is only one mass rock of the penal times that we know of in this area. This rock is situated in Dan Byrne's wood in Clenleduffys. It is situated about a quarter of a mile from the public road and it is in a very lonesome part of the wood.
There is another mass rock in Rathieve but this one is not of the penal times. It was St Patrick who used this one when he was preaching the faith in Ireland.
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Tree forges in the bis 1. (a Aghold Mr William Myers
(A KilKilguiggan Mr James Neill
Killinure Mr R. Byrne
Derelict Forge's Aghold Hill: Rath; Killinure.
These are old forges handed down from father to son.
All are near cross roads.
Tools ( Anvil, bellows, fire hammer pincers sledge rasp, knife, rule vice.
"Caltymeran" aold name for foot stool.
Forge water used as a drink a cure for broken wind in horses
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with sweat & white with foam.
A protestant made some slanderous accusations against Fr. Hickey. The good priest, whose character was above reproach in every relation of life, brought the offender into court. The case came off in Cork, & the slanderer was fined 200 Pounds. This money Fr, Hickey distributed among the poor of Cork before leaving the city,
A station was fixed to be held at a house in the parish. The owner discovered that the bigots had planned to shoot Fr. Hickey & the man himself. He went to inform the priest. The latter heard the the story & asked: "What are we to do now?". To this question the man resolutely answered: "Come & say Mass. I am ready to die in so good a cause."
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"I did not pretend to be dead too soon" he said, in giving an account of the occurence, "I've dread they'd know I was scheming, but when one of them gave me a tremendous crack on the head I turned up my eyes, & 'Och, dia le m'anam' (God take my soul),' says I. & I stiffened my legs & arms, & they were full sure I was dead entirely." This man had long experience as a fighter in the faction fights which were then frequent on that part of Limerick, & he was no mean strategist. O'Connell & his associates put an end to there foolish encounters by often remind the opposing parties that the policy of their common enemy was divide et impena. Public reconciliations were witnessed when noted leader marched at the head of supporters to the church on an appointed Sunday & cordially shook hands in token of perpetual peace, amidst general rejoicing. Loyally, too did there honest fellows honour their bond & faction fights became but a memory in the locality.
A more tragic fate nearly befell Mr. Coote as he was returning home on horseback from church on Sunday. As was his custom on sad occasions, he stopped as a little stream
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And a threepenny loaf sure that was their pay
The gangsters to mention, I think its no sin
Armstrong Robert I'm going to begin.
He is the hero that does them adore,
He never goes with them, with less than a score
And when he goes out to warn his men
He'll tell them old stories or otherwise sing
He'll tell them old stories about this and that
And the best of all stories, about an 'auld' cat.
From Gort-a-more comes another old gleak
With a stick in his hand that would make a cow's stake.
His men in number never beat three
And he goes by the name of old Paddy Bree.
Red Ezel Mac Morrow, he comes with such force
If you heard him speaking you'd think he was hoarse
Its on all our heroes, he throws a great slur
But the devil may take him to Ballin-na-gore (near Killargus)
At Lackey Trowers there is a great rock
One day to the bishop it gave a great shock
He stumbled and fell, and he rolled pretty well
And says he to John Frier "We'll blast it to hell".
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The only local poet I knew was Patrick O' Connor. His birthplace is not around was that he was training horses for Mr Hewson and during this time he composed many poems. All the poems Patrick O' Connor wrote were in English. One of the poems he made was "The Bobbed Haired Lassies" which held in the paper for several weeks. The reason he made this poem because he did not like the idea of girls bobbing their hair. A Mrs McCarthy from Killarney and himself had a long argument in potry she backing the girls and he opposed to it. He was a noted horse trainer through out the country and he rode after the hounds in Kildame. He mede this poem in the Spring of 1930. Patrick O' Connor was a very intelligent man. Everybody was anxious every Friday to get the "Kerryman" to see the poems for and against the bobbed hair. No one of these poems are heard in
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Eanair 23ú
Daoine Caileamhla
Do chómhnuigh an bhean seo atá luaidhte thíos in Alt Dearg, baile beag suidhte ar na sléibhte, agus timpeall dhá mhíle o'n scoil seo. Fuair sí bás deich bliadhain ó shoin. Bean Uí hÉigceartaigh a b'ainm dí.
An oidhche roimh Dómhnach Crom Dubh rinne sí an turas seo ag coisidheacht. D'fhág sí an baile ar a dó dheag agus shiubhail sí go Cruach Phádraig. Rinne sí "Turas na Croise" ar bharr an ? agus shiubhail sí abhaile arís gan rud d'ithe nó deoch d'ól.
Bhí mac ag an mhnaoí sin darab ainm Séamus Ohéigceartaigh agus shiubhail sé ó "Alt Dearg" go "Béal Dearg" , seacht míle, i seachtmhó is a cuig noiméad.
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and his wife went home and thought the matter over. At last they decided to have a fine castle and plenty of wealth. They went and threw three stones into the water and the fish appeared and the fisherman told him what he wished for. So he went home to find a beautiful instead of his hut and when he went inside he found plenty of food on the table and plenty of money on the press. But the fisherman when he saw all he had he became greedy and laughed at the poor beggars who came to his door. He was so greedy that no one liked him. But his wealth did not last long and at last he had no money left. He got poorer every day until one night his castle was burned down and he had to go back to his hut again and earn his living by fishing. All because he was greedy.
Collected by Aidan Kellehan 5th
Woodbrine
Ballina
Co Mayo
Told by Aurther O Boyle
Quignaleckas
Ballina
Co Mayo
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One night long ago some of the Murriak fishing boats were out fishing in Clew Bay. The night was very dark. The sea was very rough. Just as they were making for the harbour, they saw a small boat going to an Island.
She was so small that the waves used to put her down under the water. The men in the
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Place names:
Dauris is the name of the village in which i live. There is a field in the village called cos A' Gharraidhe. It was all one field first and they cut out a bit of it for a garden. They put a hedge around the bit that they cut out to be the garden. They called the rest of it cos A' Gharraidhe. It is very rough land.
There are hollows in it. It is a very wide field. It is not a very long field. At the end of it there is a small well. It is not a spring well.
There is another place still called bárr a'Gharraidhe. It is one side of the bog. It is very rough land. There are rushes growing in it. One side of it there is a bank of turf cut. There grows a meadow in it
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1. The people say that if a cat sits with its back turned towards the fire it is a sign of bad weather also if a cat starts scraping the door.
2. If the soot falls it is a sign of rain.
3. When a person sees the blue blazes in the the fire this indicates big wind.
4. A ring around the moon is a sign of rain.
5. If the swallows fly low and the curlews start whistling it is a sign of rain.
6. The crickets begin to sing and fly through the house as a sign of rain.
7. All ailments begin to get worse when the weather is going to break.
8. If a person can see Cróc Patrick clear it is a sign of rain.,
9. If the smoke from the chimney blows about in various directions instead of going up straight it is a sign of rain.
10. When Seagulls come inland it is a sign
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There is a story told about a lake in the town land of Drumboat. The time the protestants were in Ireland almost all the people in Drumboat were Protestants and the Protestants almost intended to get Catholics banished out of it altogether. The Protestants away down in the North held a meeting and planned to come up to Drumboat on a certain night.
Now it happened that there was a girl from Drumboat working away down in the North and she happened to hear their planning up to alarm the Drumboat people.
When they heard the news the gathered Catholics from miles around and prepared for a battle when the Protestants came up. They started to fight and the Catholics were able to defeat them.
They fought a fierce battle and the Catholics got the victory. They surrounded the Protestants and drove them into the lake. After that there were no Protestants in Drumboat. Then they made a song about the battle. In some years after the lake turned into a swamp. The people tried to clear it but they got bones and they stopped clearing it.
The people of this district had a lot of customs some of them were- On St Patricks day a band of young girls would go around a cross decorated with ribbons and shranogs
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Achonry
There are four provinces ulster munster leinster and connacht in ireland and each convince is divided into parishes and each parish has a name.
the parish of achonry is situated in the borony of leyny and has the honour of being called after the diocese yo which it belongs it is a very large district and owing to its dimensions it is divided into three sub-parishes. Achonry got its name from an old chieftain who lived there long go and also because the land is very flat and good pasture land. the ruins f an old monastry thar was founded by st.finan and still to be sun.
Achonry has a very fine protestant church a beautiful catholic and one of the best creameries in the county. it also has a good school close to the ruins of the old monestery lies a holy wall people come from every part of the country on the 15th of august every year to preform stations.
Nora Gormanly 26-11-37
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Achonry
There are four convices ulster munster leinster n connacht in ireland and each convince is divided into parishes and each parish has a name.
the parish of achonry is situated in the borony of leyney and has the honour of being called after the diocese yo which it belongs it is a very large district and owing to its dimenisions it is divided into three sub-parishes. Achonry gt its name from an old chieftain who lived there long go aan also because the land is very flat and good pasture land. the ruins f an old monastry thar was founded by st.finan and still to be sun.
Achonry has a very fine protestant church a beautiful catholic and one of the best ceanmeris in the county. it also has a good school close to the ruins of the old monestry lies a holy wall people come from evey part of the country on th 15th of august every yeat to preform stations.
Nora Gormanly 26-11-37
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on ridges usually. It has small little queer leaves and spreads all over the land quickly.
Micheál Ó Mearain
Cluangamhnach
Tuarloiscreain
om mháthair
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St Brigids Day:. young men dress up and go in procession to the houses at night. They wear feásóga or masks, and one carries the brideóg, or a sort of wooden doll.
They dance and sing and play melodies mostly, and in this way they gather some few shillings. This they spend on some entertainment or dance.
St Patricks Day:. Men wear shamrock sprigs in their hats or caps. Ladies wear it in their coats. Little boys wear green rosettes, or little harps. Girls wear green ribbons tied in bows on their hair.
In older times people went to the public houses and got drunk.
If a fair was held in any place on a St. Patricks Day, men came home staggering from the effects of drink. This was called "Drowning the Shamrock". The pubs are all closed now on St Patricks Day, so there is no Drowning of the
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Duiring the retreat fearful slaughter took place at Washford. The place was called Ath na Bháis or the Ford of Death corrupted to Washford
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about 1 1/2 miles north of this school. He suffered from wounds received during his encounter with Ferdind and bound with hoops. clasps and ropes to prevent him joining in the battle. With Maeve was Fergus of Ulster with his mighty sword called "Calad Colg" or the hard blade. Held in both hands the sword cut off 100 heads at each blow. After the battle of Garech the heads were piled together and buried in the mound called Cruac (or cnoc na Gan (na gceann). It is in Mr Ham's field in Halston. When Cuchulainn heard of Fergus's feats against the men of Ulster he gave a mighty spring and broke his bindings and joined in the battle. Cuchulainn was weak and bleeding from his wounds as he faced Fergus in battle. Fergus refused to fight a weak man and retreated in sooner than do so.
Fergus turned in flight from him. When Fergus retreated the warriors of Munster. of Leinster and all the men of Erin turned with him. They broke their ranks and fled westward over the hill of Clare on to the Shannon at Athlone. This the battle of Garech was lost Maeve through the generosity of Fergus who preferred defeat rather than fight a wounded man.
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The battle of Garech
The Cattle Raid of Cooley (or Táin Bó Cualainge) is not alone the queen of Irish Epics. It is the most fascinating saga tale not alone of the Celtic world but of all Western Europe. The last of the series of battles between King Conor of Ulster and Queen Maeve of Connacht was called the battle of Garech. Where Garech is is not definitely known but it is thought to be in the district that stretches from Loughan to Glascorn and on to Halston in the vicinity of New Bristy.
The hosting of the men of Ulster. an overwhelming body of champtions and battle warriors encamped before the battle at the "Slane of Meath". that is on the hill of Slanmoare between Ballynacargy and Mullingar. Maeve's army awaited them in Glencarra (Corr) and stretched westwards towards Halston and Clare hill. WIth Maeve were the men of Leinster and of Munster and the people of Tara. During the beginning of the battle Cuchulainn was lying sick at Fort Sciath (Thorn Mound) doubtless the hill of Skeagh
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The battle of Garech
The Cattle Raid of Cooley (or Táin Bó Cualainge) is not alone the queen of Irish Epics. It is the most fascinating saga tale not alone of the Celtic world but of all Western Europe. The last of the series of battles between King Conor of Ulster and Queen Maeve of Connacht was called the battle of Garech. Where Garech is is not definitely known but it is thought to be in the district that stretches from Loughan to Glascorn and on to Halston in the vicinity of New Bristy.
The hosting of the men of Ulster. an overwhelming body of champtions and battle warriors encamped before the battle at the "Slane of Meath". that is on the hill of Slanmoare between Ballynacargy and Mullingar. Maeve's army awaited them in Glencarra (Corr) and stretched westwards towards Halston and Clare hill. WIth Maeve were the men of Leinster and of Munster and the people of Tara. During the beginning of the battle Cuchulainn was lying sick at Fort Sciath (Thorn Mound) doubtless the hill of Skeagh about 11/2 miles north of this school. He suffered from wounds received during his encounter with Ferdind and bound with hoops. clasps and ropes to prevent him joining in the battle. With Maeve was Fergus of Ulster with his mighty sword called "Calas Colg" or the hard blade. Held in both hands the sword cut off 100 heads at each blow. After the battle of Garech the heads were piled together and buried in the moung calle Cruac (or cnoc na Gan (na gceann). It is in Mr Ham's field in Halston. When Cuchulainn heard of Fergus's feats against the men of Ulster he gave a mighty spring and broke his bindings and joined in the battle. Cuchulainn was weak and bleeding from his wounds as he faced Fergus in battle. Fergus refused to fight a weak man and retreated in sooner than do so.
Fergus turned in flight from him. When Fergus retreatd the warriors of Munster. of Leinster and all the men of Erin turned with him. They broke their ranks and fled westward over the hill of Clare on to the
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There are two different types of mummers. One of these types was very common in my father's youth but it is not to be seen nowadays. Mumming is indeed a very old Irish custom. The mummers go around from house to house in the country. They receive a warm welcome from the household who have invited them to act their interesting play. The captain enters, taps the door with his sword as a warning to the quests that the mummers are about to begin. They march around in a circle first. Then they form a figure. Captain says.
I hope you will good order keep.
And strict attention pay.
And listen to those heroes.
And what they have got to say.
The first he is the bold Prince George Great fortune on him smile.
The next he is Saint Patrick. The patron of our Isle.
Next comes Boneparte,
Lord Wellington comes next
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As told by a little girl Bridget Neary. Once upon a time a man had two sons. One evening as they went outside the door they suddenly disappeared . The father ,doubting , that the fairies must have brought them went towards the fort, which was nearby. He threatened to dig out the fort to the ground , if his sons were not returned to him. A fairy called out, that if he went home . He would find both his sons under the bed. He went home then and found that the fairy had spoken the truth. They were ??? quite ill and never fully recovered . Both were lame after their illnesses. One went to america and the other remained at home on the farm in Ireland.
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Carrowrile School.
After many long year subsequent to the relaxation to the penal lawsthe people of this area had a very poor chance of education. There was no schools except Protestant schools. One was in Templehouse demesne the Principal teacher who was a Mr. Egan. There was a large number of Catholics attending the school, one of the conditions was that they had to learn the Protestant Bible. There was another one on the top of Blaragh along the road in charge of a lady named, Miss Sprole, there also a large number of Catholics attended this school. There were a few occasional schools for short periods one in Rinbane in an old barn the teacher of whom was a Mr. Mannion one at Ropefield by a Mr. Henry. One at Tullyhugh by a Mr. Byrne and one at Carrowrile crossroads by a Mr. Oates. The latter school was the best of them all, as the name of Larry Oates as a teacher was a household word everywhere one went in them days. Some of the pupils attending his school travelled 5 miles to
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wet that person will go to heaven.
When a person is dead it is right to put three pieces of black cloth over the person in honor of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost.
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coffin.
coffin resting on any place once they take it out of the house until they put it in the car.
If they met a red haired woman when they ar going with the person to the graveyard that person will go to heaven.
If the day is dry when they are burrying a person it is seaid that person will go to hell.
If they play 'thart a bhróg when the person is over board and the day that ar burying him to
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smother the cat
to put three pice of black cloth over the person in honour of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost.
When they have the coffin shut it is not right to leave it on the floor to rest but on two chairs and as soon as it is lifted the two chairs should be left up aginest each other until the people of the house come home.
It is not right to have the
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flock."
If the bat strecks the door in the night some person will soon die in that house.
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the priest lag Mór as he was coming up a t lag Mór but the man made the horse go fast there was no one sick
a wisp
she brings
If the cat goses across him when he is over board they will have to
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that a man in Cregganbane was sick and when he got ready and went out he could not see any-one. He told the man that was driving him to get ready his trap and he went driving him to Cregganbane. As they was coming pu at 'lag-mór' the priest got a hold of the man and and the man sed "Let me go and have corrage" and the priest sead "It is hard to have corrage for when the Shepard is gone it is easy to scatter the
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of black cloth over the person in honer of the father and the son and the holy Ghost.
When a person out of the house dies the bed he was over in a boad should be let fall.
When a person put of the house dies as soon as he is taken out of bed the teck
should be turned over.
At night a priest was weakent and told
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person to the grave-yard that person will go to heaven.
If the day is dry when they are brying a person that person is going to hell.
If they play 'thart a bróg' when the person is over bord and the day that they ar brying him (to be) wet that is a sine that person is going to heaven.
When a person is dead it is right to but three peces
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Tuar a' toileáin in Knockatona, Kilmaley Co. Clare land owned by Griffey family ,used to used the land in common -meadowing in strips ,every second year,a nmae for evry strip.place enclosed by rivers at each side (oileán).Tuar= mac.They used to let out the land in macs.
Steang a'leacht -one of the strips in Tuar a' Toileáin.
Gleann blonoige west of Letteragh ,Kilmaley.
Gleann na Gamhnaí west of Buaile na gCléireach in parish of Lissycasey.
Ráth Cróna -townland in Kilmaley.
Ré Claidhe -a division of Kyleatunna ,Kilmaley place occupied by Griffey's -last portion of Kilmaley next to Lissycasey.
Ráth Gabhar ,another portion of Kyleatunna
Cabhail Mholly .Cabhail Shúilleabháin.
Casaoireach-a field in Kyleatunna -a stream runs down by the wall.
Buaile na gCleireach -a townland in Kilmaley ,when the Church was burned down the Friars lived there and used to say Mass there- a mountainy place .
Crag na n-asal.All the people used to have asses going to Ennis selling turf.
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marabhoilín moravólyeen large flat fish; uncommon, with very large mouth.
Person with 'a mouth like a maravólyeen'.
Boats coming into the bay when tide low. Advised not to go too "bare" on the Point. (near) (lom).
sleamhac slowk (-án) kind of seaweed.
gansey always used instead of jersey.
Gallases used for trousers - braces (Gallows?)
eyefiddle (aghidh fidal) always used in Fethard of mask
quid a quid of tobacco, a bit to chew.
shin to 'shin' up a pole or bare tree-trunk.
slug a slug of milk, out of a mug.
sleamhac a sleawk of buttermilk
pleithóg gift of eggs from neighbour Shrove Tues.
sgolleeps sgolb. sticks used like hairpins, at thatching.
aingich aindheireór, poorly, a sprusán, weakling
sprusáns weak crop or small potatoes
trí-na-chéile topsyturvy
buachallán big yellow flowering weed, is pastures.
Bulán open space or commons, (At Kerrylock).
rib a rib of hair
Rabuis rawbush, rank weed, wild parsnips.
dúidín a doodyeen, Clay pipe, short broken stem.
reídhteach I must 'ready'my pipe. Translated
tráithnín I don't care a thrawnyeen.
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we're killed. They caught trout and eels in the Glen River and Laughlown Glasha by searn-Fhárc-ing
They were the terror of the farmers living in the lowlands and with the robbers of Cumar-na-mbo, barrahmurm, they mad frequent raids on cattle and sheep. The lowland people were afraid to pursue them into the wood and mountains
Cooking Food
They cooked their food in the open air beside a spring well, on a fire made of timber and brush wood. Heaps of ashes and burned stones may be seen in many town lands even to the present day and indicate the spots where the Fiolach Fiadh were Fiollach-ing the game.
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Local Industries that have disappeared
Edward Kavanagh
Brackna, Rathangan, Offaly
58 yrs
July 17, 1934
People used grind their own corn long ago by means of querns--some of them still to be seen, but not used now.
A family named Darrow lived in Cappagh ([Ballynowlart Offaly) about 80 years ago. they used make cheese there and send it to Dublin. Foundation of house still to be seen.
There was a flour mill at the mill bridge (near Mr Wynne's forge) long ago. (Situated in Ballynowlart Offaly).
A grandard was used for grinding corn--not used now.
Words in sketch, top to bottom:
two round querns
handle
ground corn comes out here
Granard
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Ancient roads
Ainn an aithriseora:- Edward kavanagh
A sheoladh :- Brackna, Rathangan, Offaly
A aois (His age) ; - 58 years
An dáta ar a sgriobhadh é seo:- 16th July 1934
St Brochan's road from his church in Clonshannon, to Bog of Allen. It is supposed it was built by unknown people in one night. It was made of blocks of wood. It cannot be seen now, but people found some of the blocks when cutting turf.
Old road Nahana Cross to Parkmeen (Offaly) and from Nahana Cross to Kildrumminup to Clomcassan. (Offaly) River crosses it at Kildrummin & there is a ford built across it.
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nothing but the peel of briars would stitch on the skin again. The briars were got and peeled and the skin stitched on the mare and she was soon going about as good as ever but the following spring the briars started to grow and soon bunches of blossoms appeared on the mare and in the autumn a fully ripe crop of blackberries were plucked off her and every year while she lived the briars grew and blossomed and the berries ripened and that's how she got the name of the blackberry mare.
Cáit Ní Muineacháin
Ath Buidhe
Co. na Midhe
Mr. B Monaghan,
Glenidan, collinstown,
Co. W Meath.
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Local Cures
To cure a toothache, to rub bread soda to the tooth.
To cure the mumps, wrap a stocking around the child’s neck before going to bed.
To cure sore eyes, bathe them in cold tea.
To cure sore lips, rub on thick cream before going to bed.
To cure boils (make) a linseed poultice, and drink sulphur in milk.
To cure chilblaines, rub a raw potato or an onion to them.
To keep hair from getting gray, rub it every
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Collected By : -Máiread Ni Gallachobhair Rathnamag. Crossmolina, Entered on: -9 ádh lá mí Eanair 1939
1. Why is the letter “U” the gayest letter in the world?
Because it is in the middle of “fun.”
2. What is black and white and read all over?
The newspaper.
3. It goes in dry and it comes up wet, and the longer within, the stronger it gets?
Tea.
4. As round as and apple and as deep as a cup, and all the King’s horses could
not pull it up?
A well.
5. Brought to the table, cut, and cannot be eaten?
A pack of cards.
6. It has no feet, and yet can run?
A river.
7. As high as the wall, as red as blood, as white as milk and as sweet as honey?
An apple.
8. Round the house, and round the house, and all heads under?
The nails in your shoes.
9. It goes with the cart, and comes with the cart, and the cart doesn’t want it, and it cannot go without it?
The noise.
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Collected By : -Máiread Ni Gallachobhair Rathnamag. Brossmolina, Entered on: -9 ádh lá mí Eanair 1939
1. Why is the letter “U” the gayest letter in the world?
Because it is in the middle of “fun.”
2. What is black and white and read all over?
The newspaper.
3. It goes in dry and it comes up wet, and the longer within, the stronger it gets?
Tea.
4. As round as and apple and as deep as a cup, and all the King’s horses could
not pull it up?
A well.
5. Brought to the table, cut, and cannot be eaten?
A pack of cards.
6. It has no feet, and yet can run?
A river.
7. As high as the wall, as red as blood, as white as milk and as sweet as honey?
An apple.
8. Round the house, and round the house, and all heads under?
The nails in your shoes.
9. It goes with the cart, and comes with the cart, and the cart doesn’t want it, and it cannot go without it?
The noise.
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Proveils
Collected By : -Maireat Ni Jallacobair Rathnamag. Brossmolina, Entered on: -9 at la mi Canar 1939
One bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A stich in time saves nine.
It is not off the wind he took it
Better late than never
The day of the wind is not the day to be putting
on the scollops
silk and satin put out the kitchen fire
the longest way round is the nearest way home
many hands make light work
when you get an inch you want a mile
it is a long road that has not a turn
a friend in court is better than money in your purse
people with glass house should not throw stones
look before you leap
spare the rod and spoil the child
A rolling stone gathers no moss
Constant dropping wears the stone
When cat is out the mice can play.
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In the townland of Shanbally there is a about half an acre of land encircled by a stone wall about six feet high and six feet wide. It is called Caher Cealtrac. inside there are the remains of an old church where mass was said in the time of Cromwell. Portion on an old cross still markes where the alter was. Inside these walls there were several people buried as Head stones and Food stones still mark their graves. In those days there was also a castle in Shanbally over looking the lake. The remains of the castle is yet to be seen. But is converted into a field and it stands about six feet above the level of the ground. It is said a king lived there who had two sons. One killed the other. He was buried in Crocain Creise. But later the corpse was changed to Caher Cealtrac.
Told by William Cahill, Shanbally, Craughwell, Co Galway
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A Plague on the stock in Killeeneen
In the year 1890 a plague came in the village of Killeeneen and all the stock died. There were three families and no stock died in them but the three owners of the houses died shortly after. There were four masses offered in the village to try and prevent the plague but it still continued. One night Father Fitzgerald was going through the village and he saw a spirit. The priest thought that the spirit was the cause of the plague. He prayed to try and put the spirit away. A few weeks after he told the people of Killeeneen to buy what ever stock they wanted that the plague was gone across the water. The next thing was the stock began to die in Rahsin but it did not last long there. Several times cow doctors came from Dublin to see the stock but they could not find out what was wrong.
Austin Newell, Caherdine, Craughwell, Co Galway
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Ní shínfhead mo thaobh dheas le h-aon fear go deó
Go bhfeicfhead mo chéile ag teacht marbh nú beó.
7.
Is a bhuachaillín marann, leig seasda dod' ghlór,
Téigir uaim abhaile is tabhair aire dod' ghnó
Ní thirmeóchaidh mo leaca is ní stadfaidh mo dheoir,
Go niompóchaidh an dubh dearg, nó go gcasfaidh mo stór.
8.
Dá mbeinn-se sa bhaile nó i bhfochair mo ghrádh,
Dheánfainn rómhar di is grafadh le hallus mo chnámh,
Ba, caoire ná capaill ní chuirfinn aon trácht,
Is ar an gcúis ní daorfhad tú, is mé (tú) Liam Taylor do (mo) ghrádh (adier daoine)
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Bhí gruaig ar mo bhuachaill go raibh finne na lár,
Ní raibh gruaim air, ó'n sluasaid, ná mairg ó'n rámhainn,
Bhí buaidhreamh ró mhór air, do deascaibh a mhná,
A's ar an adhmhar sin, go bhfuasglaidhidh Mac Muire ár gcás
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Nóta: As Muiginis an fear a chum é seo. Bád as an áit a bhí ag rásaí i gCloch na Rón agus bhuach sí. Ní raibh súil ag aoinne leis mar bhí bád maith eile a bhí molta na bád seoil. Cuireadh i bhfadh amach iad agus bhí an lá an-gharbh. Bhuach "Púcán Mhicil Pháidín" sar a rabhadar istigh agus choinnigh sí an tosach annsin.
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Once upon a time a man was going to a fair early in the morning. As he was passing by a stream he saw a woman sitting on the bank gathering froth from the water. "I cry half llolly" the man said jokingly and went on his way. A few days afterwards his people were churning. To their surprise the churn became filled with butter. It was then he remembered what had happened.
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Momps. In the Rosses and the Point, there is a cure for the momps. If a person has the momps they may go to a certain Gillen family who will bring them by a halter to Tobair Thorann in Punti Bog field and they have to drink three times In the name of the (fall) Father and of the Son and the holy ghost. The people who have the power, Thier parents must be of the same name and thier people must have been always belonged to the place or the townland, which the well is in. Gillans for the Upper and Rosses Point. Gileranes? in the Lower Rosses. The well in the Lower Rosses is called Tobair bleagh.
Straining Threads
A man in Cregg has a cure for a strain on the ankle, he
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this is a story about a man that was coming from castle town. when he was near a place called besl a laps le he was made foolish and he tossed from one side to the other side of the road. he did not know then where he was then he saw a light and went to it. what did he see but a big mansion, he stood near the door, and there was a lot of people inside. There was a small man sitting near the fire with a baby in his lap. there was a women in the house also, and she went to Seánín and she asked him did he know her . he said he did not know her, and she said that she was his daughter . she told him not to eat anything they would give him. his daughter was dead years before. when the dawn
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this is a story about a man that was coming from castle town. when he was near a place called besl a laps le he was made foolish and he tossed from one side to the other side of the road. he did not know then where he was then he saw a light and went to it. what did he see but a big mansion, he stood near the door, and there was a lot of people inside. There was a small man sitting near the fire with a baby in his lap. there was a women in the house also, and she went to "?" and she asked him did he know her . he said he did not know her, and she said that she was his daughter . she told him not to eat anything they would give him. his daughter was dead years before. when the dawn
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the river and beat her across it with sticks and stones. when she reached the other side she was so frightened she wouldnt go back, so she went to a neighbors house. when they saw her there, they hunted her back again she got pneumonia, and her people thought the fairies mistreated her and they were cursing them. after a while she got worse and in the end she died.
my mother told me this story
Eileen Leary
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the chimney in a blaze. John did not return with the whiskey. he went with the man to the liss when he went there the small man was gone away and he went into a liss. he saw a great number of lights. no one one of the fairies seemed to notice. john was just going away, when suddenly a door opened . the Little man brought his wife out to him. john put her up on his shoulders and he went away the fairies followed him until he came to a drain in a field the did not follow him any further he went home safe with his wife. when john went home, the witch screamed. he caught the witch and through her into the fire, and she went up the chimney in a blaze. john went out for his wife, and he brought in his wife by the hand , and they the live quiet together afterwards
My mother told me this story
Eileen sullivan.
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There was once a man who had a tenent in a house. He put them out of the house because they had no money to pay the rent. He had three milch cows. One morning his servant went out to milk the cows. She saw a hare beside the cows. She did not need her and she could get only a quart of milk from the three cows. When her master heard this he said it must be the hare that sucked the milk from the cows.The same thing happened the next morning and the farmer said that he would write to a man who had a lot of beagles and tell him to come and kill the hare. The man came and he and the farmer went out to look for the hare. They saw the hare but she was not near the cattle. When he let the beagles loose they chased the hare out of the house. The hare jumped to a window that was in the gable. When she was jumping one of he beagles took a bite out of her. They could not get into the house only by knocking down a piece of the wall. They did so and when they went in they saw an old witch spinning wool. The farmer said did you see any hare.
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As he was going towards his own house he heard a voice saying. Ná bí amuigh mall. The boy went inside the ditch to search for the voice but could not find anyone.
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they mixed it in the palms of their hands until they had it made into whatever article they wished and then they left it out in the sun to harden.
In summer girls made chains from daisies and put different flowers in the centre for an ornament , and this was the way they did it. They put a hole in the end of each flower, and put a stem into the hole and so on until they had it finished, and they dressed themselves with the chains.
Boys made spinning tops from wood, and put a spike in the centre of it and left it on a chair or on something, and twisted it and they had a tiny whip to keep it going.
They had a sling make from a piece of leather which was tied in both ends , and a hole in the centre of it, for the stone and a string from it, which they twisted round their hands , and gave it a fling to see which would send it the greatest distance or the greatest height .
They made pipes from spools, and a stem from another piece of wood, and put tobac-mána in it for tobacco and smoked it.
Another pastimes boys had was to make bubbles and this was the way they did it. They filled a clay pipe with dissolved soap
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Turf baskets for bringing home turf and manure baskets for putting out manure on the land, were make by mostly all the small farmers as were also scions for holding potatoes after being boiled .They also make white clothes baskets of the yellow osier. These are nearly all dead out.
Formerly all the spinning, carding and dying of wool for the making of flannels and friezes and stockings were done in all the homes in this locality , as also was the scutching of flax , and the preparing of it for the making of linen sheets and towels.
In olden times ploughs , spades as also were goats and hayforks make by blacksmiths , but these are all dead out with the exception of gates.
There were about a dozen weavers in this Parish. They used the handloom and changed about three pence a yard for weaving and the woman who bought yarn
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Seo paidir a deirtí ag éirigh dóibh ar maidin.
Eirighim suas lé dia go n-éirigh dia liam láin dé in mo timcheall ag suidhe is luighe is ag éirigh dom.
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Paidir ag cogail teine dóibh
Cogluighim an teine seo már cogluigheas Críost cá Brighid in a bian is Muire na lár, Seacht n-aingil fichid ag flitheas ma nGrást seo cuidado ach na tigre seo is na daoine go lá.
Dá mbéinn-se = Mana na gamin Dubhach is paipéa bheith agam ann.
Is deas a scriobhfiain duit .
Aníos n mbán an moadh áluinn.
A bhí ar an gleánn.
'Sé d'iarrfainn ariompuigh dhomsa ar Rí na nGrást
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Home-Made Toys
Nearly every person could make some kind of an home-made toy.
Sometimes a necklace of daisy's. They get a needle and thread and gather the heads of daisies and sew them all together, and then the necklace is made.
People often make a home-made ball for children, by getting many pieces of wool and joining them, and leaving them very loose.
Sometimes people make a rag doll, by cutting a piece of cloth the shape of a doll, and sewing it except at one end. From this end it is filled with sawdust and then a face is made by painting eyes a nose a mouth and ears on it.
People sometimes knit a teddy bear. A person should knit a piece the shape of a teddy bear, fill it with sawdust, and put a bead for each eye and some red wool for the mouth.
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see cabbage like that before?" asked the king. "Indeed I did" said Jack. "Do you remember the time we had the snow and frost for three weeks?" "I do said the king." "Well" said Jack, "my father drove three hundred sheep into our own garden, and after the three weeks you would'nt miss what they ate out of one head." "That must have been wonderful cabbage" said the king.
Then the king brought him into a field of turnips, and asked him did he ever see better ones, and Jack said he did. "My father had turnips sown one time" said Jack "and one of them bursted the ditches of a four acre field." "It must have been a large turnip" said the king.
Then the king brought him into a wood and asked him did he ever see a wood like that before. "O" said Jack "My father had a wood one time and he hired all the men from the South to the North of Ireland to cut the trees, and it took them four years to cut them." The king knew that Jack had beaten him, and he asked him what way he came.
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There was once a lazy man in a field and a few other men with him so they told him that if he would dig under this bótholán he would get a pot of gold. Well I have no shade to dig the bóthlán now. If I go home for the shade I wont know the bótholán to dig. So he tied a red tape on the bótholán the way he would know it when he would come back. When he came back they were all tied with red tapes and he did not know what one to start at, so he started at the first and he kept diffing until he was black in the face. When he came to this bótholán there came from under the bótholán a little red man and said to him, if you would dig that good for yourself there would be gold on the shade for you.
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"Fairy Forts"
In the district in and around Bilboa there are not many fairy forts. There is a "Liss" in Mr Willie Bourke's field in Bilboa. The liss is surrounded by blackthorn bushes. It is said that horses have been seen at night there. Tom Moloney Bilboa cut a blackthorn stick out of the liss and got a Féirín and was lame until he died.
There is another liss in Mr Lloyd's field. It is said that a man was passing by the liss one night and he heard fairies singing. He stood listening for a moment and he began to sing, and when the fairies heard him they came out and took him in. After a while they asked him would like anything to be done for him so he said "Take that lump off my back".
Person from whom
I received story Laurence Hogan
Address Ballyvoreen Murroe
What Barony Owneybeg
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A funny story.
Once there were an old man and an old woman living in Bilboa. They had a shop, and whenever they wanted things for the shop, one of the old couple was obliged to walk to Limerick. One night a neighbour was in on his cuaird. The woman was going to Limerick the following morning, and the neighbour knew what time she would be going and when she would be due back. He made up his mind that he would wait for her and rob her.
During the night the woman got sick, and she said she was not able to go to town. Her husband went to town instead. It was dark when the man was coming home from Limerick. The neighbour was waiting at a lonely part of the road, withe a white sheet about him. He thought the woman would think it was a ghost, and leave what ever goods she had, on the road and run away. Suddenly the neighbour heard a step coming along and thinking it was the woman, he stepped out on the road but to his surprise it was the man that was there. The man stood out from him and hit him down on the head with a stick and knocked him down on the road. Then he pulled off the sheet and found out who it was,
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Between Clonascra and Ballinahown there is a motor car to be seen. Every night about twelve o'clock a ghost motor car and a man and lights come into Clonascra turn at a gate and go back to Ballinahown. Any one who meets it can hear the noise and see the lights, but when it comes near them the lights turn like a bicycle light. Then when passing them they can see no lights not hear nothing only an awful freeze of wind. Then when that is over they can see no lights, and hear the noise again be-hind them. The motor never he harms any-one.
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the father sold the house and left the place.
The man who bought the house, went to live there after a while. The first night he went there, he heard the noise, but thinking it was rats that were there, he took no notice of it. The second nightie heard the crying, and it frightened him very much, to hear that lonely cry.
The next night he got a friend to sleep with him, who did not know the houses haunted. The second night he was there he heard the noise, and wo-uld not stay there any longer. The man had an other friend, who said, he didn't believe in ghosts, or wasn't afraid of them.
That man stayed with him for a week, and one night, he got a very bad too-th ache. He told the man, that he would go down to the fire, and smoke a while, see would it ease the pain. His companion told him not to, said he, "you know the story of his house, and I warn you not to go" When he saw how usless it was {Insert [to argue,]} he said he would go down with him.
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This story is about a man, and his wife, and son, who were supposed to be living near Kenmare, nearly two hundred years ago. One day the father and the son were fighting. The son was accused of being careless, but he said he was not, the father then said he would put him out of the house, and it was then the son hit him. No more was said until that nigh, whenever one was in bed. The father got up, and taking a big iron bat with him, he went to the son's room. He was asleep when he went in, and he hit him across the head with it, and kill'ed him. After a while the house became haunted. Every night a terrible noise would be heard and then after a while the noise would stop. Then moan-ing would be heard then the sound of footsteps from the murdered boy's room and then silence. After a while
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There was once a woman coming up from knockmore and when she was passing by a limekilns a horse came out and put his two feet up on her shoulders and she had to drag him to the top of the hill and he came off there and the woman fainted.
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There was once a giant in this country. One day this girl was spreading out clothes. The giant came and brought the girl. The people saw the giant bringing the girl. The mother of the girl sent her two sons after her and the young brother wanted to go with them. They did not want to let him go so he followed them and they tied him to a bush in a wood when they were at the hole where the giant went down with the girl. They saw the young brother coming after them and the bush with him. When he came to the top of the hole they tied a rope to the oldest boy and let him go down in the hole. When he went a bit he shouted to pull him up. They put the rope on the second boy and let him down. When he went a bit further he shouted to pull him up. He put the rope on the third boy and they let him down. He went down to the bottom. He went and went
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Buried in Goulánes and a few stones in an upright position are placed over his grave. A man and his dog were buried new a bridge about three quarters of a mile from the school. The bridge is built over a road which leads from the main road to Bahirolickna. It is known as The Flat Cross.” A stone marks the spot where the man lies buried. It is said that a man named Tom Yearn was buried alive in Skibbereen. He was taken to the graveyard with many others who died of hunger and fever. He broke his two legs trying to come out and from that out he had to walk with crutches.
Written by Mary O’Sullivan
Told by Helen Mobarthy
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A Story
There is a palace in Boonamona called Pollá Puća. It is said that there was a ghost there some time ago. When the people used to be coming home from visiting at late hours. They used to hear laughing some nights and crying other nights. Other nights they used to hear noise like if a lot of cattle were running through water.
One night a man was coming home alone and it was about twelve o clock. He saw a man standing along the dite. He spoke to him and he got no answer. He
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the door. When the first Sunday after the marriage would come the married couple and the sponsors would go to Mass and after Mass they would go into a public house and they would have a few drinks. A lot of men and women would be wishing them their joy. Another old custom was when the girl would be getting married her mother would give a few sheep for good luck. The people used to say that it was "happy for the bride the sun falls on and happy for the corpse the rain falls on". "Lá breágh 'dhul chun do phosadh; lá dósta 'dul chun na cille".
Written by Edward Whyte, Pollea. I got the information from my parents.
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go to the town on them and the girl would have the same. When they would reach the town the man and girl would go into the church to be married and they would have a spanner each. When they would be going to the town the man and the girl would not be coming home they would sit beside each other. They used to say that it was not right to have a mare that would be in foal under the ear and it wasn't lucky to meet another marriage or to see a corpse in the church. Sometimes when the people would be going to the church they would go on horse-back and when they would be coming home they would be racing to see who would be the first at the man's house and the first one would get a can of porter. When the wedding would be coming the people would have bonfires made on the side of the road and lighted sods of turf steeped in oil. When they would reach the house there would be great joy on everybody. Then they would get down off the ears and the married couple would kneel down at the door and the girl's mother-in-law would break an oaten meal cake on the girl's head and if it
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and she brought it home again, James Sullivan's wife Knockatona Biddy Mór Sullivan brought 20 stone of oats on her back from Ballyea to Kilmaley.Thomas Costello,Cahermore ,Kilmaley afterwards living in Darragh brought 30 stone of oats on his back upstairs.
There was a woman working for James Lynch ,Cahermore Kilmaley and she used to go from Cahermore to Ballymacooda (2miles) milking the cows.Once she tackled herself to the car and brought home the milk of 19 cows. She put the back band across her shoulder and pulled the car (the ass being taken from her)
John Mc Mahon wrote the "Hills of Clare" in English -(copy of song enclosed). I think this John Mc Mahon is now living in Belfast.
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In olden times there lived in Wilton a man whose name was Mr William Nicholas. He was a very good smith. He used to make gates, ploughs, horse shoes and fire cranes. Spinning, weaving and dyeing were done by Mr Paul Flynn of Clare Mills. Thatching was also carried on by Mr William Clohessy of Ragroad. There lived in Rath one Mr OBrien who used to tan leather. Barrels were made by Mr Maloney the Cooper of Murroe. Wheel-making was done by Mr James Rainsford of Cappanahanna. In olden times lime burning was done by all the farmers, they all had lime kilns of their own.
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would not do this that the person would back again and sleep in the bed. They fold these sheets up and they do not use them again. If there is straw in the bed they put it our under a bush.
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lifted others take their place but when they are exchanging they never leave the coffin on the ground. It is said that if they did a light would be seen their and it would not be right to walk over that place.
When the funeral reaches the graveyard gate the priest walks in before it. He says some prayer and then he blesses the grave. The coffin is lowered into it and the priest throws on the first three shovel full of clay. Then the men close the grave all the people leave except the relatives and they wait for a while and say prayers for the dead.
When they come home the fold up the sheets if they cannot wash them before nine days they dip the continents in water They say that if they
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The young boys and girls into the wake at night and all the old people go home during the night rosary is repeated many times. They get some king o refreshment before they leave the wake.
On the second day of at its commencement the remains are taken to the church and they are left there for the night. The next morning there is a solemn requiem mass said for the deceased then the funeral procession takes place the coffin is carted out with the feet first and it is put into the hearse. If it is a young person all the young people wear sashes and they carry the coffin part of the way on their shoulders. When the boys who are carrying the coffin get
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habit is put on and if it is a young person a white habit is put on. If the deceased belonged to some order he is dressed in the cloth of that order. Then, the bed is dressed in white sheets and the body is laid on it. There are three candles left burning on a little table outside the bed.
Then the neighbors and friends come in to he corpse house. They first say a prayer for the deceased and then they express their sympathy with the people of the house. Then some one gives out pipes and tobacco to the people and before they leave the men light the pipes because they believe that they would have had luck if they brought them with them and smoked them in their own house.
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When a person dies in this district his eyes are closed and the “mayorle pours” is put on to keep the mouth closed. The clock is stopped and the dog and cat are put out of the house. The cat is put out in case he might jump into the bed and jump across the corpse. If this happened the dead would be displeased.
After a few hours some of the relations wash the body. When they have finished they throw the water in some place it will not be walked on. This shows great respect to the dead person. When they body is washed they put habit if the person is old a brown
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as a precaution, against spring rashes, and blood heats.
Sore Eyes. The juice of a houseleek a wild herb which grows in the thatch is indicated for sore eyes, 4 roasted onions for poultices.
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In olden times the ancient people used herbs very frequently. One of these cures was for a felon or whitlow on the finger. It is said a felon is very painful and also very dangerous. Nowadays people often loose their fingers with it. The old peoples cure for this was felon herbs and rue which go together to form a poultice. Another cure was for the jaunders worms were pounded up and boiled in milk they were then taken as a drink. Worm fever was cured by a herb called “Cannabhán beg". This was rubbed on the patient. A fig heated very hot and placed on the jaw is said to be a cure for the tooth-ache. If a person walks under a donkeys legs he will be cured of the whooping cough. Many miles outside Baltinglass in a place called Blessington Lacain well is situated. Numberless cures took place at this well
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Most marriages take place during Shrove and especially on Shrove Tuesday in this district May and November. Monday Friday and Saturday are believed to be unlucky times for marriages. Monday for health. Tuesday for wealth. Wednesday the best day of all. Thursday for losses. Friday for crosses. Saturday no luck at all. Matches are made in this district and money is given as a dowry. Stock such as cows or calves are sometimes given. The marriages were held in the houses up to about sixty years ago. The marriage was usually celebrated in the
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as she is. Then the ther party praise the boy. He is a fine man and a good safe place and he could have plenty of girls but he liked this one better than any of them.
They get married then on the day appointed. All friends are invited a plentiful supper of whiskey, porter, and all kinds of eatables are got. When they come home from the Church they kneel at the door and the wedding cake is cut over their heads.
After this they all have supper then the music and dance starts. Some-times the young boys around the place dress up in old clothes and straw and go to the wedding house they all dance a round one of them dance with the Bride then they get porter.
Lucy Gunning,
Derrywode, Williamstown.
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as she is. Then the ther party praise the boy. He is a fine man and a good safe place and he could have plenty of girlsbut he liked this one better than any of them.
They get married then on the day appointed. All friends are invited a plentiful supper of whiskey, porter, and all kinds of eatables are got. When they comehome from the Church they kneel at the door and the wedding cake is cut over their heads.
After this they all have supper then the music and dance starts. Some-times the young boys around the place dress up in old clothes and straw and go to the wedding house they all dance a round one of them dance with the Bride then they get porter.
Lucy Gunning,
Derrywode, Williamstown.
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until the next year.
There were not many marriages in this place yet there is some match making going on. Match making is started at some fair or market or sometimes after Mass on Sunday.
The man throws his eyes on some nice girl. He gets two men to ask her. They are armed with two sticks and a bottle of whiskey they stick the sticks up in the thatch and go in to ask the girl. If all goes well they drink the whiskey and then they start praising the boy and the girl. They appoint a night to meet in the town.
The man asks so much money sometimes two-hundred more then expects to get. And the dividing and the splicing begins until they settle all. Off course there is a lot of talk one party praising the girl. There is no girl in the parish as good as a working girl
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whooping cough.
Mary Naughton, Cloon-Line, Kilconly, Tuam
The Storyteller, Michael Quinn (age 43 years), Cloon-Line, Kilconly, Tuam
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Long ago when the people were sick or had any diseases they had cures of their own as they had no Doctor. When the people had the whooping cough long ago they thought it was a cure to ask any man they would see riding on a white horse what would be the best for the whooping cough and what ever the man on the white horse would say they would do it as they believed in it as a cure. There was a woman long ago who was good for cures whose name was Carney. She lived in Cloon-Line, Kilconly, Tuam, and there was a little child living near her who had a sore foot and she could not walk, so the old woman told her to put oatmeal porridge on the sore and what ever would fall from her foot to gather it up and eat it and the child did as she was told and she was cured. The old woman did not believe in waste. The people had another cure for the whooping cough. Long ago the people who lived in Cloon-Line, Kilconly, Tuam, often went to Dalgan and brought milk with them and gave it to the ferreto to dry and the milk they would leave after them they would bring it home again and drink it themselves as there was a cure in it for the...
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There are no real holy wells in the parish, but there are "spas" and other wells which were supposed to be blessed by priests long ago. On our farms about eighty years ago, there was a spring well at the foot of a rock. This well was thought to be blessed by a priest a long time ago. Doctors said that the water was the purest in the district, and that it was very healthy to drink a glass of it daily. Below the well, in the stream that went from it, there grew beautiful sweet, green watergrass. It was very healthy to eat some of this grass in the morning. When the sportsmen used to be hunting on the mountains they used to fill their handkerchiefs with this grass and bring it away. It is still growing in the stream, but is not as sweet as it was then.
At this time, there was a man and a woman living in a cabin in the rock. One evening after sunset the woman washed clothes in the well. Next morning she went out for water, but there was no water to be got. After some years, the man noticed the ground getting wet around the "mearing" between Burnynflynn and Legnagrow. he looked at the side of the fence of Legnagrow, and saw a springwell similar to the one on his own land. There was nothing left there only a deep hole, and that same hole is there yet. The green path on which the water flowed to the other side of the ditch is to seen also.
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other trees and bushes growing beside the well. The well is very small but it is pure and clean fit to drink not like other holy wells. But the people never use it because it is said that holy water would not boil. There are pictures, statues, and fancy bottles left beside the well. There are three rocks a little distance from the well and when a person goes to the well to be cured they have to do three rounds and kneel beside the rocks and say some prayers. The man's field that the well is in knows all about the well and he knows the prayers to be said. The man's name is Edward Nelly. A man came a few years ago to this well with a sore hand. He came from Ennis. When a person washes a sore hand in the well a little fish comes up.
Maureen Nelly Told locally
Ashfield, by P.Nolan Ashfield, Tubber
Tubber, 4th May 1938
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In the year of 1846 a terrible famine swept all over the country. Heavy blight fell on the crops and destroyed them. no person could get food and most of them died from hunger. What ever place they would happen to die they would be buried in that spot. They used to put marks with a stone over the grave so that they would know where they would be buried. Near Mr. Garin's house in Kinnoch there is a grave. There is another in Justin Gradys field. On the top of the bray of Boreen Johnston a lot of people were buried. They died on their way going to Leenane for food. They were all buried in that place together.
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A runaway marriage was a common thing long ago. If a man had "his eye" on a young girl he went by night to his window and asked her to marry him. If she consented, he took her out the window and brought her to some neighbor’s house until he made arrangements with the priest to be married. When all was over they came to the groom’s home. When the married couple came into the house they knelt down and someone broke the marriage cake on the woman’s head. The married couple danced first and they were dancing, singing, merrymaking for others during the night. The last dance was called “Cailleac An Túsa.” They stayed dancing and singing until everyone in the house was out dancing and singing. Everyone who was dancing had to pay the piper. When there were many dancing, one man shouted “stack” the piper stopped until every man had to pay him again. They were all dancing round the kitchen and the nearest man to the fire shouted, “hi for luck.” Another came down and paid the
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account of this that all the bad customs are held at wakes.
One of those customs is singing and dancing. When the people heard of somebody being ill they all look forward to the wake. Another custom is playing games.
One of those games is a game called "oats." A perosn would ask who was selling oats and if all people in the house did not answer together the person could get a stick and beat them all.
Another game is one called "The priest of the parish," and "harrow" and many others. All those games were played in Irish long ago.
Clare Ward, Ballacurra, Kilcherst.
John Ward, Ballacurra.
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days and two nights. Drink and food were supplied to all those who attended. A few local old women were generally hired for the purpose of crying for the deceased. This “crying” was done at intervals and all the family joined in the lamentation. These women were known as “caoiners."
Bag pipes and tobacco were supplied to all male mourners and snuff was offered to female mourners. On the third day when the coffin was ready the body was removed on the shoulders of men to the family burial ground. When the corpse left the house all chairs and tables were turned upside down and remained so until the chief mourners arrived back from the graveyard.
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In a place called Corramannen a few miles from Braughwell there is a well called Tobar Cronan. There is a wall going right across the well. The wall is built of stones and the water is flowing through the wall. On one side of this wall the water in it would not boil. People often tried to boil the water but no one ever could boil it. It would not even get hot not matter how long you would have it down. On the other side of the wall the water would boil although the water is flowing from the other side through the wall. There are no Pilgrims to this well but is is thought that it must be holy when no body ever could boil it.
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between one in a family the seventh boy is called a doctor and he can cure any disease. If a person is suffering from teeth ache and if he or she pulled one and to throw it over their heads they will never get teeth ache again. This is a cure for ringworm to put unsalted butter through sulphur and to put it on the place where the ringworm is and after a while it will go. My own name and address is:- Cllartin Smyth,
Borrolaugh,
Williamstown.
I got these local cures from my father:- to Galway about sixty years.
Mr. Edward Smyth,
Traveling Folk, 8-3-38
There are a lot of tinkers and they do a lot of traveling. They also buy bottles and old rags as I myself got branches and flowers for them. They also buy horsehair and broken wool.
The best of them that I know for buying things are the Mac Donagh and the Reillys and the Quinns and the Maguires and Tom Hurles. They give a good price for bad old rags, at least some of them do: Tom Hurles goes [forth?] at first with his bicycles and tells the people to bring the old rags and horsehair out on the side of the road. Then he goes back to his tamp. He brings his pony and calf and gathers them and pays for them. Jack Sweeney is another man that is in the tinkers. He was in the war and he got out of it safely. He has pencion
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My father was telling me that when he was baout 12 years old - that would be about 92 years old a man was sick above in Cappagh, and 'Comen' on night he took a 'turn for the worse'. A neighbour was sent for the priest - and a bad journey he had 'between rain and high wind'. He 'toul' the priest, an I go bail he wasn't long saddlin the mare and heading for the mountain. He had to cross the river at the fourd in Carrowgavreen, but when the mare came that far she 'stud' as stiff as a stake and wouldn't budge. The priest was 'stuetified' and coaxed the mare first and then 'bet' him, but it was no use. Across the river the mare wouldn't go only 'sulkin' and 'reavin'
The priest took off his hat and shouted 'be gone Satan' and with that he fired his silver-mounted ridin across the river. After that the mare quietened down and crossed the found. The priest was just in time to anoint the man 'after' he died. In the morning the priest sent the boy up for the stick, and the silver part of it was burned 'pure' black. The priest toul the boy to burn
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could cure this by measuring the head first with a tape to see if it was twisted in any way and then with nine different nuns saying some prayer at the same time.
Whooping cough: People who had this went out between a white horse's legs and then asked the man who rode him for a cure. The them told them to do some simple thing each as to drink a little water or eat a piece of butter and when they did that they were cured. There was a white horse at Marble Hill House and every day when the groom rode it out for exercise, the laundress, old Naney Gurley, used say "Remember you have the cure for the whooping cough."
Thrush: A posthumous child could cure this by blowing his breath into the mouth of the child who had it and saying "In the Name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost."
Ringworm: The seventh son could also cure thrush and ringworm in the same was People did not think this was any harm in those charms since the prayers were used.
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had this cure and she gave it to someone belonging to her who gave it to the Dolfhius in Drim who know it hit do not work it as people are now afraid to work it for fear harm would come to them. If a man taught this charm to a woman it was said to be more effective.
Wildfire: Mrs Donoqhue Drim has a charm for curing this. The person who has wildfire brings unsalted butter to her on certain days Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. She sets the charm and the sufferer brings back the butter and rubs it on the sore spots which disappear. It is usual to bring some present (not money) to the person who works the charm.
Fallen Palate: Mrs Kennedy, Drim used to cure the by catching the hair or the top of the head with a pineens or with her teeth. She used to stand on a table over the patients and lift him causing him great pain. She used roast an egg afterwards and clap the egg on the top of the scalp and leave it for a day and a night on so there.
Headache: Michael Fanell's grandmother, Drimheeny
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That oatmeal was then made into a cake with water by either the person who worked the charm on the patient, and was baked standing in front of the fire with a sod at the back. The sufferer ate this cake and came again to the charm worker who repeated the performance. The person was supposed to be cured then.
Symptoms of heart fever: Palpitations, breathlessness and difficulty in walking, especially up hills.
Nancy Gurkey a laundress in Marble Hill House who is dead for 35 years worked this charm.
Cleithín: This ailment was supposed to be caused by lifting heavy articles and the person found it hard to walk.
Cure: The patient was laid flat on a table with a lighted candle on it and a thick common strong tumbler was placed mouth downwards on the place where the cleithín was (The breast bone was supposed to fall in). If the flesh moved up into the tumbler the person had the disease and, if not, he had not. The tumbler was left in that position for 1/4 hour and this charm was set 5 or 6 times and according as the tumbler became easy to lift the person was getting cured.
A very old woman in Knockmoyle named Mrs
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boots for ten shillings. When the boots were ready Martin returned and gave to the young shoemaker three pounds. The young shoemaker did not want to take that money. Martin told him take the money and asked for his name and adress. He told him his name was Olivert Cromwell. Martin proffesised to him and told him that he would rise to great fame in the British army and that you may do me a good turn yet and don't mind about the price of the boots.
After that Cromwell joined the British Army and rose to be a General. He was sent over to Ireland and improved himself to be one of the worst Generals that ever came to Ireland. When he had all knocked down in North, South, East and West until he came to the Burren mountains in the hills of Clare in a place called Corker hill. He fired a shot and knocked down Churches in the parrish of Drumacoo. Martin sent out a man in dispack rider with a white flag waving in his hand to invite Cromwell and his army to the cashel of Tuloighre. Martin sent his servant and killed twenty bulloks and prepared a great
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walked about a mile to Cathair Druacap. There he knelt and bowed down on a Aoch éimis stone and prayed and thanked the Lord.
Why do the people say to hell or to Connacht?
About there and a half mile from Gort and two mile from Ardrathan. There is one of the most beautiful cashels and manshens in the bounty Galway. Formerly a wonderful estate attached to it. It is called Tuloighre. Why it was called Tuloighre, because the hair was found under the bush. It around St. Martin's day and they called him Martin of Tuloighre. This man grew in to be one of the most noblest gentlemen in Ireland. He used to visit England very often. He had a lot of knowledge witchcraft about him. One day as he was passing through the streets of London. He spotted a young Shoemaker through a window. By his conuntments he judged him. He left him an order for a good pair of boots. At that time you could get a good pair of
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Bhí an tráth seo réidh idir an aon agus an dó a chlog. Go minic bhíodh préataí dá mbeadh siad fairsin. Bhéadh "scadán caoch" sin leasainm ar salainn agus piobar measgtha le chéile ag na daoine bochta leis na préataí. Corr-uair bhéadh an salann agus piobar tirim, agus i n-amannaibh bhéadh braon beag uisce fríd.
Ins an fhoghmhar agus i d-tús an gheimhridh a ba mhinice préataí ag daoinibh. Bhíodh na préataí i gcomhnuidhe gann ó thoisigheadh na daoine ag cur an bhéirr. Bhí iasg de chineál éiginteacht go measardha fairsing mar tá an ceanntar seo cois fairrge.
Anlas a bheirtí ar bhainne ar bith a bheadh aca le hothe le brachán. I n-am suipéara ag an h-ocht nó an naoi a chlog. Bheadh ag fear le bheith ag obair a fhad is bhí solus lae ann.
I n-amannaibh speisialta bhíodh arán préataí, boxty agus cáithbhruith ag na daoinibh. Gnithear aran préataí leis na préataí a bhruith. An croiceann a bhaint dóibh annsin iad a chur isteach i méis ní i
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43. Máille.
A useful suggestion would be to look up the Ordinance Survey letters for Clare in the Academy, Dawson St.Dublin.O'Donovan and O Curry did not solve the question of who Máille was as most of those who have written on Clare antiquities since that time (1839)would have used that information but they have not T.J Westropp did not know who he was or was he a saint at all .The Protestant Canon O Dwyer in his history of the Diocese of Killaloe and he used the survey letters>In his short account of Kilmaley he does not tell us who Máille was ,but there is one thing he does say and that is:that the vicarage of Kilmaley was united to Drumcliff until 1832.Of course he is speaking of the Protestant arrangement but there might be something in it .They might be perpetuating some old catholic tradition .Who founded Drumcliff ?It is the parish church and the oldest in the Drumcliff or Ennis parish .Kilbricken in Doora we know something about .Professor O' Looney (uncle of Thomas O'Looney who wrote about Mt Callan ,and whose mother is Maley
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The most harmful weeds growing in the farms in this district are thistles, crowsfoot, nettles, procick, bráiste, chicken weed, brislán and dockleaf. Chicken weed, crowsfoot, and thistles spread rapidly. Nettles grow in good and bad land. The procick weed impoverishes the soil.
Many of these herbs are said to cure certain diseases and complaints. Dockleaf cures a sting of a nettle, by rubbing it on the sting. It also cures sunburn. Dandelion is used as a cure
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from which the people emigrated to America. At the back of it is an old fort. In the middle of the fort stands an old tree with three limbs growing on it. It is said that in bygone days some people went searching for a pot of gold which is supposed to be hidden under the tree. They had all sorts of implements. As they were digging down under the tree a big greyhound appeared from under the ground with glaring eyes. The people sprinkled holy water around and the hound vanished out of their sight. The next thing that came into view was a black polly bull roaring furiously. They did the same as before and the bull disappeared. This did not discourage the brave people. They dug on never tiring or desparing, until at last the three limbs of the tree began to cry and moan. They lost their courage and ran as quickly as they could out of the place. One of them looked back and to his surprise, he could not turn out again. From that day onwards, his face was where the back of his head was where ought to have been.
A road runs from North to South of Cloncon called the new road. It was built about the year 1910.
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ringworm. A cure for a wart is to get a snail and rub him of the wart and throw him on a whitethorn bush and as the snail will wither the want will wither. Another cure is to boil house leeks and put it to the wart. A cure for a corn is to put boiled ivy leaves to it. A cure for a sore is to put St Patricks Cabbage to it. St Patricks Cabbage is a leaf about six inches wide. A cure for a sore eye is to wash it with tea. Another cure for a slantuin is to get ten gooseberry thorns and point nine and throw away one on three days. Monday Thursday and Monday or Thursday Monday and Thursday. There is a woman in bloomers who has a cure for the jaundice it is made up of herbs
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Some people in this locality have cures, It is said if a child had the chin-cough and you put him out three times under an ass and give his ass’s milk to drink he will be cured. Another cure is the “leavings of Ferrets” or two people that were married and never changed their names can give a cure for the chin-cough. If you had a sprain on your hand or foot and hold it under a stream and let the water pour over it, it will be cured. A postumous child has a cure for a sore mouth. A severenth son without any daughter in between has a cure for
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ringworm. A cure for a wart is to get a snail and rub him of the wart and throw him on a whitethorn bush and as the snail will wither the want will wither. Another cure is to boil house leeks and put it to the wart. A cure for a corn is to put boiled ivy leaves to it. A cure for a sore is to put St Patricks Cabbage to it. St Patricks Cabbage is a leaf about six inches wide. A cure for a sore eye is to wash it with tea. Another cure for a ?? is to get ten gooseberry thorns and point nine and throw away one on three days. Monday Thursday and Monday or Thursday Monday and Thursday. There is a woman in bloomers who has a cure for the jaundice it is made up of herbs
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but no one knows how it is made up. It is a secret. A cure for the calaic is to get a bit of black silk and tie it around your wrist. A cure for a cold is to boil butter-milk and butter and sugar and drink it. A cure for any part where hair has fallen off is to get leather and roast it until it comes into dust and mix it with butter and put it on the part the hair has fallen off and it will grow.
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Bí fear ann uair amháin agus Páidín Ruad Ó Ceallaigh an tainm a bí air. Bí sé leis na sideog. Oidhche amháin bhí sé ag siubhal thart agus chonnaic sé fear suas ar chrann árdh. Bí faitcios ar Páidín nuair a connaich sé an fear. Dubhairt an fear leis. "Ná bíodh faitcios ort" a Páidín agus ní raibh faitcios air. Táinic an fear anuas ó chrann agus chuir sé Páidín ar a dhruim agus chuaidh sé faoi thalamh. Sé oidhche a bí ann oidhche bealtaine. Tháinic go leor sideóg an oidhche sin agus thosuigh siadh ag imirt. Bhí aithne ag Páidín ar na sideógaibh agus thosuigh siadh ag imirt. Bhí Páidín ag thaobh amháin agus bhí daoine eile ag an thaoibh amháin agus bhí daoine eile ag an taobh eile.
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Toomey's farm Drumcliffe, parish of Tipperary is a very large farm. It was once sludded with happy homesteads. But the great Willie Scully the landlord laid them low with his battering ram. It was predicted at that time that it would be easy to find out where those houses were situatid as the foundations again of their own accord. That prediction seems to be fuefilled as the foundation of the battered houses are appearing again over the ground. At that time Scully had his workmen. They were the brothers Toomey. The went with him everywhere and did all he asked then to do. As as a reward he gave them the farm now known as Toomey's Dromcliffe House Tipperary.
Paddy Power, Rachsasseragh, Tipperary
age 13 years
Heard from Dick Power Rathsasseragh Tipperary age 47 yr
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is a house in the parish of Kilfeacle owned by Laurence Forgarty. Their house was burnt but the parlour was saved which still remains.
Peter Ryan Ballyhurst Tipperary aged 12
Heard from David Ryan Kilfeacle Age 50 yrs
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2019-03-14 08:38
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strainsear annsin agus a chuid gleasaí leis. Chuaidh bean aca ionnsann agus d'iarr a 2/6 air. Sé an freag air a tug sé uirthi ceann a ceanna indiú agus gurbh ann a bheadh an tás uilig. Sul ar mothuigh sé thog bean aca bacan cloc agus thusaigh air. O'fhear do dhá péire bonn no trí péire uachtar.
Is giorrá cabhair de ná an doras. Ce thainic abhaile as an oilean Úr acht Eilis Dhomhnaill Áig agus thug sí £20 do'n dearthair Domhnaill. D'innis Domhnaill do Roise é a dheirbhshúir agus d'innis Roise do Mháire beag ar cleamhais é. Roimhe seachtmhain bhí Roise agus Domhnall agus an seactar aca pósta Domhnall Óg an fear deireannach.
An mhaidin a thug sé na bhaile a bhrideógh, cas a deirbsiúr an tairseach an doras. In áit fáilte a cur romh sé an rud a mhionnuigh sí comh dubh is
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2019-03-13 09:24
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An tarhair agus suibhal an bhochar oidhche amháin agus cosadh rud bán leis achc ní dhéarna an rud ar buch air. Cuaidh sé abhaile agus fearg mór air agus d’innis sé an sgéal dá bhean achc níor chur sí aon áird air.
Chuaidh said ina gcodhladh agus nuair bhí sé í lár an oidhche, chualaidh said corn mór. D’fhéach an bhean tharc agus chonnaic sí cailín bán ina seasamh sa doras. Chonnaic an fear í freisin agus do bhí an rud céandhra a chonnaic an fear. Bhí sí ag teacht gach oidhche agus bhí sí ag eirghe níos mó gach oidhche a dtáinig sí.
Seán Ó Fearchair a scríobh é seo ar an 25 lá de Bealtaine 1938. Marhair Seán Ó Fearchair a dinnis as baile an Ruiséala.
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2019-03-13 09:18
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that it would get filled with salt. When the man got to Galway he bought a boat and employed a boy to help him to bring in the fish. One day the boy got a box in his father house. It was the salt box the fairies gave to his mother. He put the box swimming on the sea and it started to get filled with salt. They boy getting afraid sunk the box. The water was said to be pure water before the box was sunk and that the box is still pumping salt.
Dinnis Seaghán Ó Teabair
an sgéal seo do Seaghán Ó Teabair
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2019-03-13 09:16
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béid sé ann i na ndiadh annsin chuaidh siad isteac agus dith siad a ndeannar agus nuair a bhí siad sait dubairt sí leo a gabail ag iarraid uisge bfeicead sí cé aca a bfearr bheir an fearan beag ar láise cá bhfuil tú ag gabail leis an laide tiabfead mé aniar an tobhar luig cugad na cabair adeir an tsean-bean bhí sé sin annsin o na gcead sinnsear agus bheid sé ann i na ndiad bhí an méid sin buartha aga an bfearrín beag.
Annsin chuaidh siad ag [?] deith siad oiread is nach raibh siad indon cadan a déanam chuaidh an fearin beag is cuir se
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2019-03-13 09:14
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bic é sin arsa an fatac acht fear mait breatnu ar a cladama. Cuaid an beirt aca amac ag feactaint cé aca a bfearr cuaid siad ag catu iarran bfeicead siar ce aca a bfearr bheir an fatac agus cuir thar an teac e deir sé seo air agus ní raib sé insan é a crocad agus thosuig sé ag feadail cen faigh a bfuil tú ag feadail adeir an fathac mar tá dearbratair dom sa domain toir agus ba mhait liom é a chaithe soir aige o na caith adeir an fthac bhí sé sin againn o bhí muid i na gasúir agus
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2019-03-13 08:53
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Ar an gcuid eile é agus is beag nár mharbhuigh sé iad. Sheol sé roinne iad annsin go dtí pálás an Ríogh, Nuair a bhí sé ag dul thar theach cailleadh cearc. Bhí bean óg ' na suidhe ag an teine. F'fhuagair Conchubar uirthi a dhul amach agus an geata oscailt do na chuilm. Nuair a chonnaic rí rin na Cuilm tháinig faithíos uirthi agus rith sí isteach abhaile. "Ní bhfuair an sionnach ariamh aon theachtaire a b'fhearr dó nó é féin" ar seisean. D'fhág sé na cuilm annsin agus d'oscail sé an geata. Chuaidh sé abhaile annsin, agus nuair a tháinig sé, Dubhairt an rí go raibh an madra allta ag marbú na gcaorach agus dúbhairt Conchubhar go ngabhfad sé féin ag faire na gcaorach. Chuaidh agus mharbhuigh sé an madra allta. Tháinig sé abhaile go dtí an rú agus dúbhairt sé go mhurbhócadh sé an rí mara mbáitfeadh sé a bhean agus go bpórfadh sé a mháthair. Chuaigh an rí ag báitheadh a miné agus choinnigh an bhean greim air agus baítheadh an beirt.
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Bhí fear ann fadó a bhí inghean agus mac aige. Cailleadh an bhean agus phós an t - athair arís. Bhí an leas - mháiuir an - olc leis na gasúir agus oidche amháin d'fhiafruig sí de'n fhear cé'n t - slighe mharbhta a gcuirfidís ar na gasúir. Dúbhairt an fear nách raibh fíor aige. la. Lá amháin chuaidh an fear agus an bhean agus na paistí isteach sa
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2019-03-13 08:40
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Chloisfeadh cuid eile an píobaire sídhe a seinnimh ar a chuid píopai. An te a thosóchadh a damhsa ceól sídhe ní fhéadfhadh sé stopadh go dtuigfeadh an t-ainm as mar a nordaighadh stoppadh (an ceol uilig. An té a dhaimseóchadh le ceól sídhe) sí an port atrú. Dá norduigheadh stoppadh an ceol uilig. An té a dhaimhseochadh le ceól sídhe ins beadh rí ar bith ina dhaimhseóir leis. Cloisfé tú sgéalta aisteaca eile fá a casfaidhe isteac sa mbruighin nó san lios. Ar a chuairt a beadh sí ar dtús. Béad an oidhche an dubh. Cuirfide amú é. Beadh sé dá thrisleáil as dá treasgairt. Dá cuir anon is análl. Ag dul síos agus bpaill agus a bpruchógai. Ag dul tríd sgeaca agus trí tomhachai agus trí dhriseachai. Bhéadh sé an cinnte ar an bhealach a déanamh sa deire casfaide cúirtbhríagh ar a bheadh fá fuinneóga agus fá doras. Gairdíní breá in a timceall (timceall). Beadh an doras fosgailte. Racadh sé isteac má bolc maith leis bheadh air ag fóghnadh istigh roime galántacht, áillneacht, agus bríaghacht. Dhuirt i lár an úrláir. Braith breag alluinn orta fa’n na gcuid sgotogai óir. Cuile chineál biadh agus cuile cineál óil leagtha anuas ar an buird sin. Sluaighte daoine ann idir mná agus fir. Ach dá bréagtha an lios bfearr leis an baile ná í.
Creidfear annseo freisin go bhfuil na daoine maithe indon daoine saoghalta agus beithighe a thabhairt leo. Ní h-iad na daoine is dona á na beithighe is dona ac an sgoth agus an togha. Cuir i gcás dhá mbeadh fear sondasach mait ann ar bealach ar bith. Cuir i gcás fear maith farraige no badóir maith nó talmhaidhe maith nó ceolteóir mait nó daímseóir ar fóghnodh nó é a beith ‘n fear. Bhréagh dáthamhail nó ‘n fear luat láidir agus ‘n fear mhaith le cuile-rud bíonn cuile duine a fhágail caidéis dó agus dhá mholadh agus annsin deir siad go gcuireann na daoine maithe spéis mór ann agus go n-arduigheann siad leó.
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2019-03-13 08:39
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An bhfuil fios agat m’ainm adeir sí, ag caitheamh an t-snátha go t-agdach mí-chéadthach ar an urlár. Céád míle fáilte romhat a sníomh ar búndún adier an bean.
Mo beannacht duit adeir an bhean shídhe ar mo mallacht do béal do mhúinte agus amach lei an doras go feargach. Bhí an ollainn sníomhfá dí gan tríoblóid dí. An cead lá eile táinig figheadhóir isteac chuigh an mbean chéadhna. Figheadhóir mise a deir sé agus fighfe mé do bhreibín dhuit gan aon luach saotair ach fios m’ainm a bheith agat nuair a tiocfaidh mé arís. Tá go maith adeir a bean béas agam é. Tug sé leis na ceirtíní snátha. An céad lá eile bhí an bhean a seóladh a cuid beithigheach arís agus í ag dul tar an gcnocháin ceadna cuala sí an ram[?] ag teact cuigi as an gcnocán. Is beag a cuimhnigheas bean an amhras gur Midiltí Rabhlau m’ainm insui. Lean dá rádh sin go ceann tamhaill. Is gearr gur cuimnigh an bean go bfeidir gurb é an figheadóir é a bhí ag figheadán an bréidín dhi. Cuimnigh sí go maith ar an ainm. Midiltí Rabhlau. Chuaidh sí abhaile. An lá céadhna táinig an figheadóir. Chaith sí an bréidín fighte ar an urlár. Sead a deir sí a bhfuil fios m-ainm agat. Dubhairt sí cead míle fáilte romhat a Midiltí Rabhlau. Beannacht (leat) duit a deir sé ach mallact do bhéal do múinte bú é féin béal a múinte. Bhí an breidín sníomhfa fighthe gan call di blas a chailleadh. Bíonn na sgéalta sin agus go leor sgéalta aisteaca eile dá n-insint oidhcheannta fada úrláin aois na teine anseo. Go deimhin chuirfeadh cuid aca gruaig do cinn na seasamh ag cuir síos ar thaidhbsidhse agus ar dhaoine mhaithe gach lá le sgéal is uathbhásaighe agus is aistighe ná a céile. Chloisfeadh cuid do na daoine an mhaighistir dhá déanamh istig in áill agus lár an lae ghil ghréine.
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2019-03-13 08:38
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Mo teac as m’arus a deireadh duine acu. M’fear as mo páiste adeireadh duine eile, agus caon duine ag déanamh a giorfaín féin ac nuair abhí an bean deireannac amuig do chaith an bean mar adubrad lei an sguab amach in a dhiaidh agus dúin an doras agus bhí sí astasach go leor iad a bheith bailighthe uata ac nior maith leó san fághail réidh leiti chomh easghaidh sin gur d’filligeadar arís act bhí an doras dúnta in aghaidh. Sguab an tSathairn adeir duine leig isteac mé. Dhá bhfágadhmuid istigh an dara uair tarraingeóchadh muid óna céile tú, ac bhí buidheac don té a cuir ar an eolas tú. Bhí a dóthain uathbhais agus faitchís goidhte thrídh ag an mbean bhocht an oidhche sin.
Cuala mé sgéal eile fá bean a raib go leor ollain le sníomh aici. Tigheadh bean isteac cuici. Sníomhfa mise do chuid ollain duit a deir sí acht fios m’ainm a bheith agath nuair a diocfaidh mé dhá éilúghadh ort.
Dubhairt an bean léithi go mbead nár cuma léithi é ac an ollain a sníomh di. Mar a mbeid fios m’ainm (turti) agus an ollain aici. Annsin go ceann cúpla lá bhí an bean seo ag séolad a cuid (beidid) beidthi-gheach. Ac bhí sí ag dul thar chnocán árd in a salmana féin. Is fearr go gcuala sí an glór a teact amac as an gcnoc. Mise a deir an glór snaoidimh ar bundún ag sníomh amhras mná dona lean an glór dhá rád go ceann fada. Sa deire cuimigh an bean uirthi féin. Bainfidh a dier sí in a h-intinn féin béidir gur tú an bean atá ag sníomh mo ollan. Má tá bheidh fhios t-ainm agam nuair a tiocfaid tú dá éilúighadh orm. Cuimnig sí go maith ar an ainm. Sníomh ar búndún. As sin go ceann seactmaine ce a tiocfaid ac í agus an ollainn sníomhta dí.
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2019-03-13 08:29
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Indonac is fada cheana adeir sí. Bí searmad beánta agam ar sin. Fuair sí fa réir le rud len ithe fhaghail dhóibh ac thracthamhail go leor ní raibh aon uisge istigh aici le tae ná aran a bruith. Thug sí cana léithi amac cun an tobhair ag iarraidh uisge. Bhí bean ag an tobhair roimpe. Sead a bean [?] adeir a bhean ag a tobhar tá fuighilleach le déanamh agat anocht. Tá a dá bean beag istigh agat ag obair maith duit (leat) ac ní ar mhaith leat é. Creideamh nac iad adeir sí ach céard tá le déanamh agam.
Bhí bidheach adeir a bean ag a tobar nac raibh aon uisge istigh ann. Dá mbéad ní tiocfá le go bhfeictheá mise agus ní raibh fios cén bás a gheobhfhá. Le do mharb a tháinig na mná sin cugath agus mar a ndéanfa tú mar ordóchas mise duit marbhóchadh siad thú. Ach ní raibh aon call duit a beit do suidhe chomh fhada san oidhche ná bhí tú agus an doras a bheith osgluighthe béal inairde mar bhí sé. Anois nuair a racfhas tú isteach fiafróchaidh siad díot céard tá bhí a coinnéal moille ort. Abair tusa gurb é Cnoc na mban agus cnoc atá os a cionn atá thrí lasadh. Chomh luath is déarfas tusa sin imeóchád siadsan amach mar is na cnuic udaím a chomhnuigheann siad. Nuair a bhéas an duine deireannach aca amuigh caith an sguab amac ina dhiaidh agus duin an doras agus beid leath. Bhí an bean a dul isteac leis an uisge agus a breathnú ar rud éigin a raibh sí ag déanamh iongad ar se.
Tuigthe nac ndéanann tú deifir ar na mná nó cé ar a bfuil ag breathnú. Tá mé ag breathnú adeir sise ar Cnoc na mBan fionn agus ar an gcnoc eile atá os a cionn atá trí lasadh.
Aoa buna [?] mise a bhfuil ar se siadsan, ag rith amach go sgaippuigh.
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2019-03-13 08:23
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