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visit to a giant's palace. When the giant saw him coming he went to meet him. When he came near him he knocked him. Connor said, "If you are a fair man you will let me up again. When he got up he knocked the giant. The giant said, "You are either Connor from Ireland or the devil from hell". Connor said "I am Connor from Ireland". Then the giant brought Connor into the castle and prepared a great feast for him.
The giant told Connor that there was a fort convenient to the castle and that the fairies dwelt there. They had everything taken belonging to the castle. Connor said he would get them all back.
Off he went to the fort. The fairies refused to give them up. Connor gave each of them a tip of the iron stick. Then came the giant to the fort. The fairies changed the giant's nose to the back of his head. Connor told the fairies, that if they did not change the giant's nose to it's former place he would kill them. They did so.
Then they gave back to Connor
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2021-07-26 18:16
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visit to a giant's palace. When the giant saw him coming he went to meet him. When he came near him he knocked him. Connor said, "If you are a fair man you will let me up again. When he got up he knocked the giant. The giant said, "You are either Connor from Ireland or the devil from hell". Connor said "I am Connor from Ireland". Then the giant brought Connor into the castle and prepared a great feast for him.
The giant told Connor that there was a fort convenient to the castle and that the fairies dwelt there. They had everything taken belonging to the castle. Connor said he would get them all back.
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2021-07-26 18:12
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visit to a giant's palace. When the giant saw him coming he went to meet him. When he came near him he knocked him. Connor said, "If you are a fair man you will let me up again. When he got up he knocked the giant. The giant said, "You are either Connor from Ireland or the devil from hell". Connor said "I am Connor from Ireland". Then the giant brought Connor into the castle and prepared a great feast for him.
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2021-07-26 17:59
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When the giant awoke he ordered Connor away. Connor said he would not go until he had got the slates. The giant got angry and killed Connor's horse.
When Connor came down the giant attempted to kill him. Connor hit him with the iron stick and knocked him. Connor put the giant under the cart and made him draw home the slates.
When the king saw him he could not believe his eyes. The king told him to let back the giant. So he did.
Then he thought of another trick. The next day he told Connor to go down to hell for his rent - books. So he did. When he got there the devils would not give them up. So he gave each of them a blow of the iron stick. They became afraid of him. So they gave up the books.
The king wondered when he saw him coming. All of his plans had failed. So he gave it up.
The next day Connor went on a
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2021-07-26 17:48
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When the giant awoke he ordered Connor away. Connor said he would not go until he had got the slates. The giant got angry and killed Connor's horse.
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2021-07-26 17:42
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An té thaithigheann an choigilt, beidh sé saor ó aindeis agus ó anacair.
Mairg an té bíonn scaiptheacht.
Pláigh mharbhthach is eadh an scaiptheacht,
Is mó agus is measa an díoghbháil a dheineann sé ná mar a dheineann airm agus cogaí an domhain le chéile.
Cailltear na milliúin mhóra airgid i nÉirinn, gach bliain, dá dheascaibh.
Tá óg agus críonna tugtha dhó;
Tá íseal agus uasal, tá lag agus láidir.
Tá a rian le feiscint i ngach áit agus i ngach saghas gnótha.
Bíonn an aindeis ar na mílte móra dá bharr, sa bhaile, sa tsráid, san áit gnótha.
Gabhann buaidhirt agus breóiteacht agus bás leis. Ach, féach is beag duine a shéanann ná a sheachnuigheann é.
Is é an námhaid is measa amuigh é.
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2021-07-26 17:31
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An té thaithigheann an choigilt, beidh sé saor ó aindeis agus ó anacair.
Mairg an té bíonn scaiptheacht.
Pláigh mharbhthach is eadh an scaiptheacht,
Is mó agus is measa an díoghbháil a dheineann sé ná mar a dheineann airm agus cogaí an domhain le chéile.
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2021-07-26 17:31
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An té thaithigheann an choigilt, beidh sé saor ó aindeis agus ó anacair.
Mairg an té bíonn scaiptheacht.
Pláigh mharbhthach is eadh an scaiptheacht,
Is mó agus is measa an díoghbháil a dheineann sé ná mar a dheineann airm agus cogaí an domhain le chéile.
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2021-07-24 18:35
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neamhspleádhchas aigne do dhuine.
Is luachmhaire ibhfad é nós an choigilus ná seód ar bith, mar an té a chlea
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2021-07-19 17:56
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agus na dtrean. Nuair a bhíonn éileamh maith ann deireann m'athair gur beag beithideach a bhíos ann nach mbíonn díolta ag a h-ocht a clog.
Is mór an caitheamh aimsire a bheith ag féachaint ar na daoine agus Éirinn. Bíonn aonach muc ann gach mí freisin agus is beag uair a bhíonn na feirmeóirí ag clamhan faoin luach.
Gan na h-aontaighe áiteamhla ní bheadh na feirmeóirí ábalta slighe maireachtáil a baint amach.
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2021-07-19 17:45
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agus na dtrean. Nuair a bhíonn éileamh maith ann deireann m'athair gur beag beithideach a bhíos ann nach mbíonn díolta ag a h-ocht a clog.
Is mór an caitheamh aimsire a bheith ag féachaint ar na daoine agus iad ag déanamh margadh.
Bíonn siad ag argúint agus ag arguint annsin tagann cara, agus bíonn sé bog agus go cruaidh ortha an difríocht a roinnt. Nuair a déantar margadh maith is minic a bhíos sé ar mhaithe tighe tabhairne éigin.
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2021-07-19 17:29
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agus na dtrean. Nuair a bhíonn éileamh maith ann deireann m'athair gur beag beithideach a bhíos ann nach mbíonn díolta ag a h-ocht a clog.
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2021-07-19 17:22
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That night the king said to Connor "There's a small bag of wheat in the store." Will you go to the mill with it". "I will" said Connor and he went. When he went in he saw the devil there. He walked towards him, "Go out said the devil or I'll have your life," "You won't" said Connor. "Come out of my way" and he gave him a tip of the stick. "Come away I tell you" said Connor or I'll make short work of you". So they had an argument.
Connor said the king had no flour and he had to grind this wheat. Still the devil would not let him. Connor got angry and he took the devil and he ground one of his legs off and then he left him there. Then he ground his bag of wheat and went home.
The king was surprised when he saw him coming. He knew that trick had failed.
Yet he thought of another one. The next day the king sent Connor to a giant's palace for a load of golden slates. Away he went. When he arrived there he went up on the roof of the castle and began taking the slates, and do you think, he started but right over the giant's head.
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2021-07-19 17:16
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That night the king said to Connor "There's a small bag of wheat in the store." Will you go to the mill with it". "I will" said Connor and he went. When he went in he saw the devil there. He walked towards him, "Go out said the devil or I'll have your life," "You won't" said Connor. "Come out of my way" and he gave him a tip of the stick. "Come away I tell you" said Connor or I'll make short work of you". So they had an argument.
Connor said the king had no flour and he had to grind this wheat. Still the devil would not let him. Connor got angry and he took the devil and he ground one of his legs off and then he left him there. Then he ground his bag of wheat and went home.
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2021-07-19 17:12
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That night the king said to Connor "There's a small bag of wheat in the store." Will you go to the mill with it". "I will" said Connor and he went. When he went in he saw the devil there. He walked towards him, "Go out said the devil or I'll have your life," "You won't" said Connor. "Come out of my way" and he gave him a tip of the stick. "Come away I tell you" said Connor or I'll make short work of you". So they had an argument.
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2021-07-16 12:07
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the owner of the Dundonnell home was insulted by a man named Kelly. he was an old man and unable to avenge the insult. His kinsman ,Keogh of Keoghville resolved to do so. A duel was to be fought near Bridge outside Athlone. Keogh got a pair of pistols which had belonged to a relation of his by marriage - Fallon. This Fallon had used those same pistols in a duel with one of the Bellews of Mount Bellew.
Keogh set out to meet his opponent. All his tenants armed with sticks joined him. When they arrived the formidable appearance of Keogh and his followers frightened Kelly and the dispute was settled amicably, Kelly apologising to Keogh for the insult offered his kinsman
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2021-07-16 12:06
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the owner of the Dundonnell home was insulted by a man named Kelly. he was an old man and unable to avenge the insult. His kinsman ,Keogh of Keoghville resolved to do so. A duel was to be fought near Bridge outside Athlone. Keogh got a pair of pistols which had belonged to a relation of his by marriage - Fallon. This Fallon had used those same pistols in a duel with one of the Bellews of Mount Bellew.
Keogh set out to meet his opponent. All his tenants armed with sticks joined him. When they arrived the formidable appearance of Keogh and his followers frightened Kelly and the dispute was settled amicably,Kelly apologising to Keogh for the insult offered his kinsman
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2021-07-16 12:04
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Taghmaconnell was formerly known as Tuaith Keogh or Keogh’s countly. The chief family in this district was Keogh and long ago it was ruled by five families of that name.
Castlesamson was their chief castle. It was owned by Samson Keogh, who was so nicknamed because of his great strength. When the O’ Kellys were hunted from other parts by the Cromwellians they wished to take his land and he was murdered by a certain O’Kelly. At first they could not take Castlesamson and they sent an envoy to Samson. Keogh was asleep upstairs and a servant went up to
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2021-07-16 11:58
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ingean amháin i gclann na n-Eocach. Cuaidh siad sios go pátrún Tobar Brighde uair amháin ar fiche is a h-aon capall bán & deirtear nár tháinig siad arais.
Tá páirc na bhfiadh i mBaile na n-Eocach agus bhí fiadh ann uair. Tá balla mór taobh thiar de atá 10 troighte ar aoirde. Tá deich acraí talmhan ins ann bpáirc sin. Tá cloch ann os cionn Mrs Elizabeth Keogh" a bhí na comnuidhe sa caisleán mór.
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2021-07-16 11:57
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seo ceaduighthe d'aoinne dul isteach ann. In am Crombhell mharbhuigeadh éinne a chuaidh isteach ann.
Cuireadh bean de muintir Eocach ann. Tá cloch mór ós a cionn & litreacha sgriobhta air.
Eílis Nic Eocaidh
Fuair bás 1739.

Baile na n-Eocach.
Cuireadh an t-ainm sin air mar bhí clann tabhachtach darbh ainm dóibh Clann na n-Eacach 'na gcomhnuidhe san áit seo uair amhái . Tá cúig tighthe ann, ceithre cinn slinne & aon cheann tuighe.
Tá píosa de'n tsean caisleán le feiscint anois. Tá sé cúigeadh slait ar fhaid agus deich dtroighthe ar leitheád agus 35 slait ar aoird é.
Deirtear go raibh fiche dearbrataracha agus duine agus aon
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2021-07-16 11:55
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is mó cáil ann. Níl aoinne ann a labhrann an Ghaedhilg.
Níl an talamh saidhbhir agus níl sliabh ann ach cnocháin. Fásann coirce eorna fataí agus roinnt cruithneacht ann.
Tá cnoch ann - sé an t - ainm atá air - "Chip Hill" . Tá Easbog curtha ann - Duine de mhuintir Eocach.
Ar bharr an chnuic tá lios. Chuaidh sagart thar an áit seo. Chuir sé balla beag thart ar an gcnoch agus cuireadh blátha ag fás ann. Tá siad ag fás ann fós.
In aice an sráid-bhaile seo tá sráid bhaile eile. Sé an t - ainm atá air ná Tobar Maoilsheaclain. Chuaidh Naomh Maoil sheaclain tar an áit tráth. Bhí seipéal ann uair. Deirtear go bfuil cailís ón seipéal i seipéal Teach Mhic Connaill. Tá pluais ann freisin.
Tá sean fhothracha le feiceáil i Sceach - Bhealaigh (Skyvalley) - Sean fhotracha mainistreach seadh iad. Bhí páirc mór in aice leo agus ní raibh
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2021-07-16 11:54
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ann - na coirce agus fataí.
Tá timcheall caogadh acra ag gach feirmeoir ann -
Muinntir Cuanaigh - 54 ac.
Muinntir Mich Domhnaill - 50 ac.
Muinntir Cuanaigh (Tomás) 100 ac.
Muinntir Neachtáin 101 ac.
Abhnach (Oonagh)
Tá Abhnach suidhthe timcheall leath mhíle ón sgoil. Tá dhá chuid ann
Abhnach Uachtar agus Abhnach Íochtar.
(1) Abhnach Íochtar tugadh an t-ainm sin dó mar téigheann abha gach geimhreadh tríd go Cluain na Caltrach go tobar. Ins an tobar sin tá altóir agus deirtear gur léigh sagart an t - Aifreann ann uair amháin.
Tá cúig tighthe ann acht uair amháin ní raibh ach trí cinn. Tá beirt daoine is ficheadh ina gcoinnuidhe ann. Sé Mac Loineann (Glennon) an clann
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2021-07-15 21:34
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Woe to him who is wasteful.
Wastefulness is a deadly plague.
It has caused more destruction than all the wars of history.
Through it many millions of pounds are lost in Ireland, yearly.
Young and old are its victims, high and low, the strong and the weak.
On every place and on every activity it casts its shadow.
You will find countless thousands of its miserable victims - note them in their homes, or in public or at their work.
It brings sickness, degradation and death, yet few seek to avoid it.
It is your worst enemy.
It goes on its way, crushing and destroying, and leaving nothing in its tracks.
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2021-07-15 21:31
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Woe to him who is wasteful.
Wastefulness is a deadly plague.
It has caused more destruction than all the wars of history.
Through it many millions of pounds are lost in Ireland, yearly.
Young and old are its victims, high and low, the strong and the weak.
On every place and on every activity it casts its shadow.
You will find countless thousands of its miserable victims - note them in their homes, or in public or at their work.
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2021-07-15 21:28
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Woe to him who is wasteful.
Wastefulness is a deadly plague.
It has caused more destruction than all the wars of history.
Through it many millions of pounds are lost in Ireland, yearly.
Young and old are its victims, high and low, the strong and the weak.
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2021-07-15 21:20
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Memoirs of the descendants of Roderick O Connor king of Connaught - and monarch of Ireland -
In the eightieth year of my old age I undertook this little treatise
That when I'm dead it might presage how past events were related
And when I'm laid up in my grave, and my humble name will be forgotten
It might recount from age to age,, the ancient tribes of old Roscommon.
I was informed by tradition, how great families of this county
Sprung up with honour and high position and lavised riches with great bounty
The great O Conors of Ballingar; and the decendants of the old Monarch
They were brave men in peace or war, and ruled with justice over connought.
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2021-07-15 21:14
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Memoirs of the descendants of Roderick O Connor king of Connaught - and monarch of Ireland -
In the eightieth year of my old age I undertook this little treatise
That when I'm dead it might presage how past events were related
And when I'm laid up in my grave, and my humble name will be forgotten
It might recount from age to age,, the ancient tribes of old Roscommon.
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2021-07-15 21:06
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and the lip.
Its two late to spare when all is spent.
A place for everything and everything in its proper place.
As you brew you must bake.
As you sow you must reap.
Do not spur a willing horse.
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
Look before you leap.
If you loose an hour in the morning you will be all the day hunting it.
He who can't take a joke should not make a joke.
Man proposes but God disposes.
Don't spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tea.
Don't count the chickens until they are hatched.
When a person is very fat he is said to be,
"As fat as a fool".
When a person is contrary he is said to be
"As contrary as a weasel.
If a man is is in difficulties he is said to be
"between the devil and the deep sea".
Anything very red is said to be
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2021-07-15 21:01
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and the lip.
Its two late to spare when all is spent.
A place for everything and everything in its proper place.
As you brew you must bake.
As you sow you must reap.
Do not spur a willing horse.
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
Look before you leap.
If you loose an hour in the morning you will be all the day hunting it.
He who can't take a joke should not make a joke.
Man proposes but God disposes.
Don't spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tea.
Don't count the chickens until they are hatched.
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2021-07-14 18:36
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and the lip.
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It's an ill wind that does not blow any good.
A green Christmas makes a fat graveyard.
He who laughs last laughs loudest.
There no loaf without a knife to cut it.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
A straight tree may have crooked roots.
Practice what you preach.
Silks and satins often put out the kitchen fire.
Praise the fine day at night.
Little dogs start the hare and big ones catch him.
The old dog for the long road and the pup for the boireen.
Never send a pup on a dog's message.
A bird in the hand is worth two on the bush.
A penny wise and pound foolish.
A lie has no legs.
The last straw breaks the horse's back.
Between two stools you come to the ground.
If you do not bend the tree when its young you won't it when its old.
Strick the iron when its hot.
You cannot bleed a turnip.
There's many a slip between the cup
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2021-07-14 18:29
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It's an ill wind that does not blow any good.
A green Christmas makes a fat graveyard.
He who laughs last laughs loudest.
There no loaf without a knife to cut it.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
A straight tree may have crooked roots.
Practice what you preach.
Silks and satins often put out the kitchen fire.
Praise the fine day at night.
Little dogs start the hare and big ones catch him.
The old dog for the long road and the pup for the boireen.
Never send a pup on a dog's message.
A bird in the hand is worth two on the bush.
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2021-07-14 18:18
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mother out of the clíabh, and put her sitting on a chair. Very soon they got a good dinner. Connor was very happy.
The next day Connor was sent out in the yard doing little jobs. His mother had a fine time inside in a lovely room, all by herself.
Now the king had two wolfhounds that no body ever went into and the king told Connor to go in and to clean out the kennel as it was a bit dirty. Connor took his walking stick and went in. The hounds started to grin, and tried to bite him. He gave them a blow each of the stick and out they ran. When the king saw this, he said to Connor "If you don't get the hounds in they will eat everyone in the country" Connor ran after them and ran them in again.
Now when the king saw that this trick had failed, he thought of another one. Next day Connor was walking round doing nothing until evening. The king was in company with the devil in a flour mill. The king worked the mill in the day and the devil worked it by day.
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2021-07-14 18:14
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mother out of the clíabh, and put her sitting on a chair. Very soon they got a good dinner. Connor was very happy.
The next day Connor was sent out in the yard doing little jobs. His mother had a fine time inside in a lovely room, all by herself.
Now the king had two wolfhounds that no body ever went into and the king told Connor to go in and to clean out the kennel as it was a bit dirty. Connor took his walking stick and went in. The hounds started to grin, and tried to bite him. He gave them a blow each of the stick and out they ran. When the king saw this, he said to Connor "If you don't get the hounds in they will eat everyone in the country" Connor ran after them and ran them in again.
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2021-07-12 21:07
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Bíonn na h-aontaighe áiteamhla ar siubhail imBéal Átha -na- mBuill agus Roscamán. Is ins na sráideanna a bhíd in ionad i bpáirc an aonaigh mar ní bhíonn mórán stuic ann.
Ceannuightear an chuid is mó des na beithidigh is feárr sa mbaile ar an bhfeirm agus céim ar siar" seadh é seo dos na siopadóirí. An lá aonaigh i mBéal Átha na -mBuillí caithfidh na daoine a bheith ar an aonach go moch mar níl bóthar iarrainn níos giorra don baile ná Roscomáin. I Roscomáin féin 'sé nós atá ag na feirmeóirí ná na beithigidh a bheith ar na sráideanna timcheall a trí a clog ar maidin. Ní cloistear o'n am sin amach ach géimnigh na n-ainmhidhe
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2021-07-12 21:03
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Bíonn na h-aontaighe áiteamhla ar siubhail imBéal Átha -na- mBuill agus Roscamán. Is ins na sráideanna a bhíd in ionad i bpáirc an aonaigh mar ní bhíonn mórán stuic ann.
Ceannuightear an chuid is mó des na beithidigh is feárr sa mbaile ar an bhfeirm agus céim ar siar" seadh é seo dos na siopadóirí. An lá aonaigh i mBéal Átha na -mBuillí caithfidh na daoine a bheith ar an aonach go moch mar níl bóthar iarrainn níos giorra don baile ná Roscomáin.
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2021-07-12 20:51
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mother out of the clíabh, and put her sitting on a chair. Very soon they got a good dinner. Connor was very happy.
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2021-07-12 20:49
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as soon and as quietly as you can or he will kill you. A few days later this man arrived. When he came near the kings palace there was a guard of soldiers to guard the entrance.
When they saw Connor they tried to stop him from entering. They began to abuse him. He hit one of them with the iron stick, knocked him against him against another, killed both of them, and broke another man's leg. He ran and picked up the leg, and knocked down four more with it. Then the king ran out and told them to let that man pass. So they did. Up he went to the king's palace door. The king asked him what did he want. Well he said "I heard you got married" I had two sheep when I heard of your marriage. I killed one of them in honour of you and your wife, and now I have nothing to live on. I want you to do something for me. I have my old mother here also pointing at the clíabh. "Very well" said the king "can you work" "I can said Connor". "Come in and sit down, said the king and I will get your dinner". Connor went in and sat down, and took his
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2021-07-12 20:37
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as soon and as quietly as you can or he will kill you. A few days later this man arrived. When he came near the kings palace there was a guard of soldiers to guard the entrance.
When they saw Connor they tried to stop him from entering. They began to abuse him. He hit one of them with the iron stick, knocked him against him against another, killed both of them, and broke another man's leg. He ran and picked up the leg, and knocked down four more with it. Then the king ran out and told them to let that man pass.
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2021-07-12 20:31
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Once upon a time there was a widow and her son living together in a small mudwall cabin at the foot of a big hill. They had two sheep. The widow was very lonely, for a long time, because her son never walked until he was twenty-one years of age. One day when he was twenty-one years he stretched himself and he became so tall that his mother had to knock the end out of the house before he could stretch himself to his full length.
The next morning there was a great snow on the ground. The widow thought it would be a good thing to have her son Baptized. So she went for the priest as she was afraid her son would not be able to walk to where he lived. Away she went and whilst she was away her son walked out and looked around him. He saw two sheep above on top of the big hill. He said to himself "I'll run up and bring them down". There was so much snow on the ground that they could
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as soon and as quietly as you can or he will kill you. A few days later this man arrived. When he came near the kings palace there was a guard of soldiers to guard the entrance.
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Dont put new wine into old bottles,
The cock crows but the hens deliver the goods,
There is no place like home,
A closed mouth makes a wise head,
Play the game and fear not,
Too far East is West,
Have it yourself or be without it,
Small leaks sink big ships,
There is so much bad in the best of us, and so much good in the worst of us, that it ill behoves any of us to say anything bad about the rest of us.
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Anything very white is said to be
"As white as a hound's tooth"
or
"As white as snow".
Anything very flat is said to be
"As flat as a pan-cake".
Anything very small is said to be
"As small as a wren's egg
Anything very long is said to be
"As long as a wet week
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duine ar bith annseo le Aifreann a fhreastáil". Tháinig an sagart síos go dtí an Seipéal agus arsa sé "Tá mise annseo. Cérbhh é an duine ach an t-Athair De Róiste a tháinig arais chun an t-Aifreann a léigheamh. Leigh sé an Aifreann agus nuair a raibh sé críocnuighthe chuaidh sé amach tré bárr an Teach agus ní fhacha an sagart é arís.
Bhí beirt fear ag dul chuig aonach maidin amháin. Nuair a bhíodar ag dul thar an teach seo tháinig cáirt amach tré geata an tighe. Bhí capaill faoi. Ní raibh aon ceann air agus ní raibh ceann ar an tiomanaidhe ach an oiread. Chuaidh an cáirt as radarc an beirt agus cúpla la ina diaidh sin fuair duine aca bas. Deirtear ina dhiaidh gur comharla dá bas a b'eadh sin.
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duine ar bith annseo le Aifreann a fhreastáil". Tháinig an sagart síos go dtí an Seipéal agus arsa sé "Tá mise annseo. Cérbhh é an duine ach an t-Athair De Róiste a tháinig arais chun an t-Aifreann a léigheamh. Leigh sé an Aifreann agus nuair a raibh sé críocnuighthe chuaidh sé amach tré bárr an Teach agus ní fhacha an sagart é arís.
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na leacracha agus cuirtear isteach na comhra, annsan cuirtear na leacracha ar ais airís chun na comhranna do chlúduigheadh.
Tá páirc in - aice na roilige ar a dtugtar "Páirc na Mainistreach" lán de thaidhsíbh; má labhrann aoinne ós árd téighid ag amharc ar ball.
Tá roilig cúpla míle slighe ó gCill Trustán ar a dtugtar Cill Bhendán, agus san t-sean aimsear cuirtí sagairt clumhala annsin, agus mar gheall ar seo ófráiltí an t-Aifreann Naomhtha uair sa bliadhain i gCathair na Róimhe ar son na n-anam? go léir a bhain le Cill Bhendán.
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na leacracha agus cuirtear isteach na comhra, annsan cuirtear na leacracha ar ais airís chun na comhranna do chlúduigheadh.
Tá páirc in - aice na roilige ar a dtugtar "Páirc na Mainistreach" lán de thaidhsíbh; má labhrann aoinne ós árd téighid ag amharc ar ball.
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na leacracha agus cuirtear isteach na comhra, annsan cuirtear na leacracha ar ais airís chun na comhranna do chlúduigheadh.
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Tá fothracha sean mainistreach i roilg Cluain Tuaiscirt. Sean bhallaí ar a bhfuil eidheann ag fás atá le feiceál. Tá cosamhlacht orra gur foirghniamh an-mhór a bhí ann uair amháin. Tá gairéid ann in a gcuirtear na marbh, leacracha móra atá mar clár ar na gairéidibh seo, agus táid tuairim ocht nó naoi dtroighthe ar fhaid agus ceithre troighthe ar leithead. Tógtar
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and get him to make one". Away she went, and when she came back with it Connor took it by both ends and left the middle upon his knee and he broke it. "Here " he said "Go back and tell him this one is no good". Tell him to make another one and to put 1lb to every oz. of steel that's in this one". Away she went and got him to do so. Home she came with it and got it very hard to carry it. Connor took it as before left it against his knee and bent it. " This one is all right", he said, "We will start tomorrow".
Next morning very early the both arose. "Where shall we go" said the mother. "To the king's palace" answered Connor. "I killed my two sheep in honour of him and his wife, and its the least he may do something for me now". So he put his mother into the cliabh, put the cliabh on his back and set off for the king's palace.
The king had a grand advise/or and he told the king that there was a very dangerous man coming to the palace, and to be very nice to him. "Kill him
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As we stated on Page Michael Hyland had a Hedge School in Ballymoe and as we have found a manuscript of his we will give a portion of it. He seemed afraid to tell all the truth as the landlords were very powerful then. The following verses are useful only as they give the names of the O'Connor families throughout Co Roscommon and where they lived.
From a number of loose leaves we have tried to get the correct order of the stangas. In the 20th verse one would imagine it was Michael Coffey wrote it but at the finish it is plain that it was Hyland. Coffey was a friend of his evidently or another scribe. It is not written but printed neatly with what was probably a goose quill. The tone of servility to the ruling classes of the time is very evident. As we stated previously Hyland taught in Ballymoe about 90 years ago.
N.B.
Although it was all written by the one hand, the last nine verses are of different metre - one freer and more modern style.
Perhaps Coffey and Hyland were writing verses for each other.
Many leaves are lost.
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As we stated on Page Michael Hyland had a Hedge School in Ballymoe and as we have found a manuscript of his we will give a portion of it. He seemed afraid to tell all the truth as the landlords were very powerful then. The following verses are useful only as they give the names of the O'Connor families throughout Co Roscommon and where they lived.
From a number of loose leaves we have tried to get the correct order of the stangas. In the 20th verse one would imagine it was Michael Coffey wrote it but at the finish it is plain that it was Hyland. Coffey was a friend of his evidently or another scribe.
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Oat-meal potatoe-cake, was made by boiling potatoes and peeling and blending them and then adding a pinch of salt.
Afterwards adding some oat-meal according to the size of the cake, and kneading out into a flat cake. Then cutting it into four parts called parleys and baking them on a pan without a lid. Flour potatoe cake was made in the same way. The only difference being that flour was used instead of oat-meal.
Oat-meal bread and oaten gruel. Oat-meal bread was made in the ordinary way, and allowed to stiffen. The gruel was then made. The parleys of bread were put into it and boiled for some time, and then left to cool and eaten with the gruel. This was called Cáca pota.
Boxty Making. Some large raw potatoes were washed and the eyes taken out of them. Then a piece of tin was bored with a large nail. It was then nailed to a piece of board its own size, with the smooth side facing the board and the rough side out.
This was called a scraper. The potatoes were scraped on this. When scraped the produce was
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Oat-meal potatoe-cake, was made by boiling potatoes and peeling and blending them and then adding a pinch of salt.
Afterwards adding some oat-meal according to the size of the cake, and kneading out into a flat cake. Then cutting it into four parts called parleys and baking them on a pan without a lid. Flour potatoe cake was made in the same way. The only difference being that flour was used instead of oat-meal.
Oat-meal bread and oaten gruel. Oat-meal bread was made in the ordinary way, and allowed to stiffen. The gruel was then made. The parleys of bread were put into it and boiled for some time, and then left to cool and eaten with the gruel. This was called Cáca pota.
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Oat-meal potatoe-cake, was made by boiling potatoes and peeling and blending them and then adding a pinch of salt.
Afterwards adding some oat-meal according to the size of the cake, and kneading out into a flat cake. Then cutting it into four parts called parleys and baking them on a pan without a lid. Flour potatoe cake was made in the same way. The only difference being that flour was used instead of oat-meal.
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Bailigh chugat i n-aghaidh na bruide.
Is fearr coigile ar dtúis ná ar deireadh
Is fearr coigile ná scaipeadh
Cnuasuigheann triopall beart.
An beagán go minic a líonann an sparán
Gheibheann pingin pingin eile.
Coigil chugat, a chara
An duine ná coigleann, ní éireóiaidh leis puinn sa tsaoghal. Agus is é an sgéal céadna ag aí bhíonn an náisiún
Éinne a gheibheann clú sa tsaoghal, bíonn sé cionnsclach, coimeádthach.
Ní bhíonn an rath ach mar a mbíonn an coigilt, ach is féidir le gach éinne, idir bocht agus saidhbhir, rud beag a choigilt ó uair go chéile.
Níl teóra le na mhaitheasaí a gabhann leis. Tugann sé suaimhneas agus
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William Burke, Cloonee, carried five cwt. weight of stuff a distance of five miles from Castlerea.
William Burke of Cloonee also used to mow up to five roods of meadow in one day. He used to go out on hire.
John Cunneely of Cloonadaragh used to mow an acre in one day. He also went out on hire.
James Skeffington of Cloonadaragh was a good turf cutter. He cut about five clamps a day. William Burke was a good turf cutter also.
Johnny Brennan of Tobar cut 15 score of stooks in one day. Long ago people used to do much more work than now. They ate oat meal bread and were stronger.
William Burke of Cloonee lifted five cwt. weight of oilcake off the ground on to his back.
William Giblin carried five cwt. of lead up three flights of stairs in Castlerea about fifty years ago. The old people had contests at throwing weights, mowing, jumping and other feats.
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William Burke, Cloonee, carried five cwt. weight of stuff a distance of five miles from Castlerea.
William Burke of Cloonee also used to mow up to five roods of meadow in one day. He used to go out on hire.
John Cunneely of Cloonadaragh used to mow an acre in one day. He also went out on hire.
James Skeffington of Cloonadaragh was a good turf cutter. He cut about five clamps a day. William Burke was a good turf cutter also.
Johnny Brennan of Tobar cut 15 score of stooks in one day. Long ago people used to do much more work than now. They ate oat meal bread and were stronger.
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William Burke, Cloonee, carried five cwt. weight of stuff a distance of five miles from Castlerea.
William Burke of Cloonee also used to mow up to five roods of meadow in one day. He used to go out on hire.
John Cunneely of Cloonadaragh used to mow an acre in one day. He also went out on hire.
James Skeffington of Cloonadaragh was a good turf cutter. He cut about five clamps a day. William Burke was a good turf cutter also.
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Johnny Brennan of Tobar cut fifteen score of stooks in one day.
William Burke of Cloonee carried five cwt weight of stuff a distance of five miles.
James Skeffington of Cloonadarragh was a good turf cutter. He cut about five clamps in a day.William Burke used to mow about five roods of meadow in a day.
John Cunneely used to mow an acre in the day.
William Giblin carried five cwt. of lead up three
flights of stairs.
Malachy Lee of Durrow carried 1 cwt of meal five miles without resting.
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A goat's remains he found
Which was greatly mutilated
with a leg and horn gone
and brought to Ballintubber for her post-mortum. Mr. Byrne out district Veterary Surgeon was wired for in haste,
To have a post-mortum
on the remains of the late goat diceased.
The verdict, "Her body was battered and bruised. Of a leg and horn she was deprived
Death was due to suffocation,
after injury or else she was buried alive."
The facts would not satisfy Railway Officals
as Legal Proceedings were their aim
against the Ros. Co. Council for a malicious claim.
The Railway Company Officals were defeated.
Their action not worth a goat
Nor sued for their admired Officals.
The legal owner of the goat.
On the trial day in Roscommon you
could plainly see,
the Railway Company Officals were
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A goat's remains he found
Which was greatly mutilated
with a leg and horn gone
and brought to Ballintubber for her post-mortum. Mr. Byrne out district Veterary Surgeon was wired for in haste,
To have a post-mortum
on the remains of the late goat diceased.
The verdict, "Her body was battered and bruised. Of a leg and horn she was deprived
Death was due to suffocation,
after injury or else she was buried alive."
The facts would not satisfy Railway Officials
as Legal Proceedings were their aim
against the Ros. Co. Council for a malicious claim.
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A goat's remains he found
Which was greatly mutilated
with a leg and horn gone
and brought to Ballintubber for her post-mortum. Mr. Byrne out district Veterary Surgeon was wired for in haste,
To have a post-mortum
on the remains of the late goat diceased.
The verdict, "Her body was battered and bruised.
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precious than jewels, for he who makes a practise of it will never know defeat.
It will lift its possessor to higher planes of living, increase his earning power and inspire him with courage.
It makes a man well dressed, well housed and well fed.
It insures against the rainy day and drives away care.
It exalts those of low degree and helps those of high degree.
To practise thrift, no capital is needed, but only effort and perseverance.
It will pay dividends that last through life.
The practise of thrift will free you from stress and misery.
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precious than jewels, for he who makes a practise of it will never know defeat.
It will lift its possessor to higher planes of living, increase his earning power and inspire him with courage.
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Gather to you to meet scarcity.
It's better to save early than late.
Saving is better than spending.
Wisps make a bundle.
A little often fills the purse.
One penny gets another.
Be provident, my friend.
Without thrift, no man can achieve any great measure of success and so, too, with nations.
Whoever would win note, must be industrious and frugal.
There cannot be prosperity where thrift is not; yet everyone, poor as well as rich, can save something from time to time.
The benefits of thrift are boundless: among its gifts are independence and peace of mind.
The habit of thrift is more
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Dubhairt bean an tighe gurb é an cara ba mhó atá agam. "Tá breall ort" arsan sagart, sin é an námha is mó atá agat. Sin í an bhean atá ag bacadh leis an im.
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Céad go leith bliadhain ó shoin, bhí bean in-a cómhnuidhe tamaillín ón mbaile mór. Bhí féar agus bó aici. Bean Uí Corcoráin an t-ainm a bhí uirri.
Ghníodh sí maistreadh gach Shatharn ach dá mbéadh sí ag maistreadh go dtí an lá atá indiu ann, ní bhfuigheadh bluire ime. Bhí sí chomh cráidhte sin gur chuir sí fios ar an sagart. Nuair a tháinig an sagart agus dubhairt sé paidreacha, agus sa deire dubhairt sé léithí an bainne a chur san gcuinneog.
Thosnuigh sé ag paidreóracht airís, agus seo chuige isteach bean a bhí ag cíoradh a cuid gruaige agus dubhairt sé leithí imtheacht
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Céad go leith bliadhain ó shoin, bhí bean in-a cómhnuidhe tamaillín ón mbaile mór. Bhí féar agus bó aici. Bean Uí Corcoráin an t-ainm a bhí uirri.
Ghníodh sí maistreadh gach Shatharn ach dá mbéadh sí ag maistreadh go dtí an lá atá indiu ann, ní bhfuigheadh bluire ime. Bhí sí chomh cráidhte sin gur chuir sí fios ar an sagart. Nuair a tháinig an sagart agus dubhairt sé paidreacha, agus sa deire dubhairt sé léithí an bainne a chur san gcuinneog.
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Céad go leith bliadhain ó shoin, bhí bean in-a cómhnuidhe tamaillín ón mbaile mór. Bhí féar agus bó aici. Bean Uí Corcoráin an t-ainm a bhí uirri.
Ghníodh sí maistreadh gach Shatharn ach dá mbéadh sí ag maistreadh go dtí an lá atá indiu ann, ní bhfuigheadh bluire ime.
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Céad go leith bliadhain ó shoin, bhí bean in-a cómhnuidhe tamaillín ón mbaile mór. Bhí féar agus bó aici. Bean Uí Corcoráin an t-ainm a bhí uirri.
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I now will quickly state,
A pair of bogey wheels,
about 1 cwt weight,
And a starved old goat being tied to them
for an unknown time, And in pursuit of food she went,
With the wheels along the line,
The night of the wreck
no cause of it to hand.
But next morning early were the marks
Done by two malicious hands.
Long since secrets were made known
Those secrets now I quote.
The perpetrator of the crime
was a dam old half-starved goat.
Now Sgt P. MacNelty,
endeavoured with great main,
To make public what caused
The obstruction to the train,
And a long and tedious search,
Succeeded true and brave,
Finding for posterity, The disaster to a newly made grave, Soon taking fast his pick and and spade,
To ascertain the ground ,
and in opening up the new made grave,
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About the year 1900 there was a railway accident at Frenchlawn crossing on the west side of Ballymoe Station. A man named Michael Kenny lived at the crossing and he used to have his goat tied to a bogey.
Some said it was the goat pulled out the bogey in front of the train and others said it was the people. The passenger train coming from Castlerea at 1 o'clock ran up on it and was derailed. It was knocked down the siding into the bog.
There was a dentist killed who was going to Dublin but the other people escaped. The next day was Sunday and a train came came with cranes to pull out the derailed train and all the milesmen gathered to help. There was law over it and Michael Kenny was changed out of the crossing and was sent to County Down.
The dentist who was killed was a Mr. Millar. A brother of his was shot dead in Westport. He was a District Inspector of police. The first year we had Summer time, he was putting on the hands of his clock at midnight, when he was shot dead through the window.
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About the year 1900 there was a railway accident at Frenchlawn crossing on the west side of Ballymoe Station. A man named Michael Kenny lived at the crossing and he used to have his goat tied to a bogey.
Some said it was the goat pulled out the bogey in front of the train and others said it was the people. The passenger train coming from Castlerea at 1 o'clock ran up on it and was derailed. It was knocked down the siding into the bog.
There was a dentist killed who was going to Dublin but the other people escaped. The next day was Sunday and a train came came with cranes to pull out the derailed train and all the milesmen gathered to help. There was law over it and Michael Kenny was changed out of the crossing and was sent to County Down.
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About the year 1900 there was a railway accident at Frenchlawn crossing on the west side of Ballymoe Station. A man named Michael Kenny lived at the crossing and he used to have his goat tied to a bogey.
Some said it was the goat pulled out the bogey in front of the train and others said it was the people. The passenger train coming from Castlerea at 1 o'clock ran up on it and was derailed. It was knocked down the siding into the bog.
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Sergeant McNelty R.I.C. of Ballintubber was first to render assistance. The Station Master in Ballymoe was a Mr. Judge. The old goat was buried alive it is said.
Here is a very crude song which was composed at the time. It was taken down by Peter Govern of Clooneygrasson from his father Thomas Govern. The author is unknown.
It was in the Spring time of the year,
I hear the people say.
A sad disaster had occurred,
On the midland Great Railway And within one mile of Ballymoe,
To quote it I won't fail.
At the level crossing nigh Snipehill,
the mail train was derailed,
The scene of this occurence,
was hearting for to see.
One promising young Gentleman,
Went to Eternity.
The dying dead and wounded,
On the turf they helpless lay,
Awaiting medical Assistance,
until the dawn of day. The cause of this disaster.
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Sergeant McNelty R.I.C. of Ballintubber was first to render assistance. The Station Master in Ballymoe was a Mr. Judge. The old goat was buried alive it is said.
Here is a very crude song which was composed at the time. It was taken down by Peter Govern of Clooneygrasson from his father Thomas Govern. The author is unknown.
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all the things belonging to the castle. Then Connor gave them to the giant. The giant was very pleased and he asked Connor to come and live with him. Connor said he could not, as his mother was living in the king's palace. Connor went back to the palace. The king asked him why he did not remain with the giant. Connor replied he would if he would marry his mother. The king would not. Connor killed the king and took the throne himself.
He and his mother lived happily ever afterwards.
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Late one night a young man was crossing his field near home. Right in the middle, he came upon an open grave newly made and in perfect shape. He was not frightened, just felt puzzled and took a stick to measure the depth which was quite correct. In order to satisfy himself that he was not dreaming he got four sticks and placed them vertically at the four corners of the open grave and then went home to bed.
The next morning the man got up early and went out to inspect the new grave. What was his surprise - when he went over to the four sticks which marked the spot - to find that there was not a trace of freshly dug earth, but, the grass growing with daisies nodding their heads, not even the track of a person's boot nor a sign of anything unusual in the field - only the four branches which he left as a mark the night before.
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those horseshoes" and the next minute a horseshoe was embedded in the wall right over his head. The next morning both men were found in a dazed and frightened condition and no amount of persuasion would get them stay up a night again in the mill.

An old man about ninety years, living at present in the village od Aughagad, went to the neighbouring little town of Creggs in his young days. He went across the fields for a short cut, did his business, and set out for home at night. He expected to arrive home before ten o'clock. He found himself in the middle of a large field but could not reach the gate which opened out to the roadeen.
After travelling round the fields for hours he lay down exhausted. When daylight came he recognised all the familiar fields and paths and arrived home weary and tired after his strange experience.
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those horseshoes" and the next minute a horseshoe was embedded in the wall right over his head. The next morning both men were found in a dazed and frightened condition and no amount of persuasion would get them stay up a night again in the mill.
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The wonderful Mills of Castlecoote, famous for their flour and meal were burned over 70 years ago. Later on they were re-built, but the luck left them. The River Suck was drained and interfered with the wheel power and today can be seen the remains of three storey Mill, right beside the bridge of Castlecoote.
Old people tell of the great fire which could be seen for miles round the countryside.
"You could pick pins miles away that night".
The usual ghost story is connected with the old mill. Two workmen whose duty it was to stay up all night and keep the fires going, were usually locked in, and released at daylight by two others who came on duty.
One night as Tom and Mick were engaged with their usual duties and chatting about their work they heard strange noises but thought they might be rats. Suddenly Tom looked at Mick and said "If you do that again I'll give you something you won't like". "Do what?" said Mick "Didn't you give me a blow on the back" said Tom. "Faix I did no such thing".
Both looked around and saw nothing yet each felt the presence of a third party. After another while Tom shouted "Don't be firing
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The wonderful Mills of Castlecoote, famous for their flour and meal were burned over 70 years ago. Later on they were re-built, but the luck left them. The River Suck was drained and interfered with the wheel power and today can be seen the remains of three storey Mill, right beside the bridge of Castlecoote.
Old people tell of the great fire which could be seen for miles round the countryside.
"You could pick pins miles away that night".
The usual ghost story is connected with the old mill. Two workmen whose duty it was to stay up all night and keep the fires going, were usually locked in, and released at daylight by two others who came on duty.
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The wonderful Mills of Castlecoote, famous for their flour and meal were burned over 70 years ago. Later on they were re-built, but the luck left them. The River Suck was drained and interfered with the wheel power and today can be seen the remains of three storey Mill, right beside the bridge of Castlecoote.
Old people tell of the great fire which could be seen for miles round the countryside.
"You could pick pins miles away that night".
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The wonderful Mills of Castlecoote, famous for their flour and meal were burned over 70 years ago. Later on they were re-built, but the luck left them. The River Suck was drained and interfered with the wheel power and today can be seen the remains of three storey Mill, right beside the bridge of Castlecoote.
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and the doors to be locked while the churning was in progress. After a short time a knock came to the door and the voice of another neighbouring woman was heard asking for admittance. The bean a tighe kept on churning at the request of the person in charge of the red hot coulter. At last the knocking got louder and finally the woman outside gave a frightful scream and said "I'm burning let me in." There never such a lot of butter as came that day in the churn. The door was then opened and a very timid, frightened woman came into the house.
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An old woman was known to spit into the milk before giving a "drop" to a neighbour - lest her cow would go dry.
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When going to churn she took a coal, out of the fire with the tongs, went round the churn three times, saying some prayer and finally put the coal under the churn and began her churning.
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2021-06-21 20:29
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and the doors to be locked while the churning was in progress. After a short time a knock came to the door and the voice of another neighbouring woman was heard asking for admittance. The bean a tighe kept on churning at the request of the person in charge of the red hot coulter. At last the knocking got louder and finally the woman outside gave a frightful scream and said "I'm burning let me in." There never such a lot of butter as came that day in the churn. The door was then opened and a very timid, frightened woman came into the house.
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2021-06-21 20:27
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and the doors to be locked while the churning was in progress. After a short time a knock came to the door and the voice of another neighbouring woman was heard asking for admittance. The bean a tighe kept on churning at the request of the person in charge of the red hot coulter. At last the knocking got louder and finally the woman outside gave a frightful scream and said "I'm burning let me in."
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Lawrence Edwards
Cloonruff
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Johnny Brennan of Tobar cut fifteen score of stooks in one day.
William Burke of Cloonee carried five cwt weight of stuff a distance of five miles.
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Mary Peighton knitted socks for the people.
Katherine Taffee used to travel round on foot. She stole geese and turkeys.
Mary the Broom used to pull heathers and make brooms. She gave them to the people and they gave her food. If you gave her tea she would sing a song for you.
Mary Kenny was always trotting and she was called 2the Totter". She went begging and the people gave her lodgings.
Maria Connor washed for all the rich people. Before she began to wash, you would have to give her a pint of porter. She was called "Lid of the Kettle".
Peggy Cawley used to beg and if you gave her a night's lodgings she would sing for you.
Mickleen Flemming used to go barefooted. He had a bag for begging. Some nights he slept by the cock of hay.
Joeeen Burns is not long dead. He used to attend every pattern and sports. He was a trick of the loop. He had a pack of cards and the people bet on them. He got twopence every time they'd bet.
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Jimeen Montgomery was a Trick of the loop also. When he wanted to call the people round him he said "sguaibín here."
Alfien Price was a Trick of the Loop also. He lived in Ballygar.
Mike Beirne used to sing and the people gave him food. He travelled on foot. "L
"Lady Fallon" went begging and he had always his hand over his eyes. He travelled on foot.
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Mary Peighton knitted socks for the people.
Katherine Taffee used to travel round on foot. She stole geese and turkeys.
Mary the Broom used to pull heathers and make brooms. She gave them to the people and they gave her food. If you gave her tea she would sing a song for you.
Mary Kenny was always trotting and she was called 2the Totter". She went begging and the people gave her lodgings.
Maria Connor washed for all the rich people. Before she began to wash, you would have to give her a pint of porter. She was called "Lid of the Kettle".
Peggy Cawley used to beg and if you gave her a night's lodgings she would sing for you.
Mickleen Flemming used to go barefooted. He had a bag for begging. Some nights he slept by the cock of hay.
Joeeen Burns is not long dead. He used to attend every pattern and sports. He was a trick of the loop. He had a pack of cards and the people bet on them. He got twopence every time they'd bet
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Mary Peighton knitted socks for the people.
Katherine Taffee used to travel round on foot. She stole geese and turkeys.
Mary the Broom used to pull heathers and make brooms. She gave them to the people and they gave her food. If you gave her tea she would sing a song for you.
Mary Kenny was always trotting and she was called 2the Totter". She went begging and the people gave her lodgings.
Maria Connor washed for all the rich people. Before she began to wash, you would have to give her a pint of porter. She was called "Lid of the Kettle".
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Mary Peighton knitted socks for the people.
Katherine Taffee used to travel round on foot. She stole geese and turkeys.
Mary the Broom used to pull heathers and make brooms. She gave them to the people and they gave her food. If you gave her tea she would sing a song for you.
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tailor and made clothes for the people. They gave him food in exchange. He was left to sleep in the house he was sewing in. He had a very long beard.
John Sampy used to frighten the children and run after them. They were very much afraid of him.
Johnny Griffen used to go round gathering bottles. He gave pins, needles, and hairpins in exchange for them. He sold the bottles for them.
Mickie Coaams used to go gat hering skins of kids. He gave pins in exchange for them.
Nancy Grinnley was a small woman and travelled on foot. If you vexed her she would kneel down and curse you. The children were very much afraid of her.
Bessie Moran was very poor and the people fed her. She got a Shake Down in every house and got her breakfast. She would give necklaces to the children.
Biddy Mesckel used to get a shake Down in some houses. If you did not give her a charity she would abuse you.
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tailor and made clothes for the people. They gave him food in exchange. He was left to sleep in the house he was sewing in. He had a very long beard.
John Sampy used to frighten the children and run after them. They were very much afraid of him.
Johnny Griffen used to go round gathering bottles. He gave pins, needles, and hairpins in exchange for them. He sold the bottles for them.
Mickie Coaams used to go gat hering skins of kids. He gave pins in exchange for them.
Nancy Grinnley was a small woman and travelled on foot. If you vexed her she would kneel down and curse you. The children were very much afraid of her.
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tailor and made clothes for the people. They gave him food in exchange. He was left to sleep in the house he was sewing in. He had a very long beard.
John Sampy used to frighten the children and run after them. They were very much afraid of him.
Johnny Griffen used to go round gathering bottles. He gave pins, needles, and hairpins in exchange for them. He sold the bottles for them.
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tailor and made clothes for the people. They gave him food in exchange. He was left to sleep in the house he was sewing in. He had a very long beard.
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In olden times when people were churning milk they invited any visitors who dropped in to take a turn with the dash.
The visitors always said "God bless the work". If anyone failed to comply with the custom he or she was supposed to have taken the butter.
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Often when a person who failed to get any butter after churning for hours he left the blame on some innocent person who had visited the house.
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An old woman put the milk into the churn. She then got a coal out of the fire, went round the churn three times, with the coal of fire and finally placed it under the churn.
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You shouldn't throw out water or anything else out of the house while a person is churning or you throw out the butter.
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If a cow's tail is cut, no butter comes on her milk.
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On one occasion a woman found it impossible to get butter. She tried every means - scrubbed and aired the churn and milking vessels, looked after the cream and was most particular about all details. At last a neighbour came to her rescue. She ordered the coulter of a plough to be put in the fire
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1
In olden times when people were churning milk they invited any visitors who dropped in to take a turn with the dash.
The visitors always said "God bless the work". If anyone failed to comply with the custom he or she was supposed to have taken the butter.
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Often when a person who failed to get any butter after churning for hours he left the blame on some innocent person who had visited the house.
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An old woman put the milk into the churn. She then got a coal out of the fire, went round the churn three times, with the coal of fire and finally placed it under the churn.
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You shouldn't throw out water or anything else out of the house while a person is churning or you throw out the butter.
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2021-06-16 19:48
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In olden times when people were churning milk they invited any visitors who dropped in to take a turn with the dash.
The visitors always said "God bless the work". If anyone failed to comply with the custom he or she was supposed to have taken the butter.
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Often when a person who failed to get any butter after churning for hours he left the blame on some innocent person who had visited the house.
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2021-06-14 20:26
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It was always in a valley they said Mass at this time because if the priests were caught they would be put to death.
A piece of land in the shape of a parley is situated in Tubber and is called The "Parley". The i "Parley" is like the quadrant of a circle and the oat cakes were cut in this shape.
Shameen's Garden is in Knockadonnell?. A man named Seamus lived there long ago. He had only this garden of about a half-an-acre on which he had to make a living.
Patrick's is a field in Cornamuckla in the Old Village.
Henegan's in Tubber is a field where the Henegan's lived many years ago.
"Biddies" is a garden where a woman named Bridget lived long ago.
The Paddock is a very level field in Cnoc-A-Dhomhnaill with a hedge all round it.
Tobar Fhearthainne is on the borders of Cloonruff. It is a spring well where people get water.
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2021-06-14 20:25
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It was always in a valley they said Mass at this time because if the priests were caught they would be put to death.
A piece of land in the shape of a parley is situated in Tubber and is called The "Parley". The i "Parley" is like the quadrant of a circle and the oat cakes were cut in this shape.
Shameen's Garden is in Knockadonnell?. A man named Seamus lived there long ago. He had only this garden of about a half-an-acre on which he had to make a living.
Patrick's is a field in Cornamuckin? in the Old Village.
Henegan's in Tubber is a field where the Henegan's lived many years ago.
"Biddies" is a garden where a woman named Bridget lived long ago.
The Paddock is a very level field in Cnoc-A-Dhomhnaill with a hedge all round it.
Tobar Fhearthainne is on the borders of Cloonruff. It is a spring well where people get water.
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2021-06-14 20:13
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It was always in a valley they said Mass at this time because if the priests were caught they would be put to death.
A piece of land in the shape of a parley is situated in Tubber and is called The "Parley". The i "Parley" is like the quadrant of a circle and the oat cakes were cut in this shape.
Shameen's Garden is in Knockadonnell?.
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who was a very great mower. He was able to mow two acres of meadow in one day.
There was also another man named Larkin who lived at Frenchlawn who was able to carry nine hundred weight.
There was another man named McDonnell of Legmore who was very strong at lifting weights. One day in Ballintubber he threw a stone five hundred weight over a six foot wall. Another man named Hopkins, from the parish of Ballintubber, who was also very strong jumped over the wall and threw the stone back again over the wall.
A woman from Killsallagh was bringing home a two hundred bag of meal on a donkey's back. The bag fell on the road and the donkey ran away. The woman carried the bag of meal half a mile until she caught the donkey. She then placed it on the donkey's back and took it home.
A man named John Doyle from Corliskea was a great jumper. He jumped twenty - one feet and the mark he stood behind was the blade of a scythe.
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who was a very great mower. He was able to mow two acres of meadow in one day.
There was also another man named Larkin who lived at Frenchlawn who was able to carry nine hundred weight.
There was another man named McDonnell of Legmore who was very strong at lifting weights. One day in Ballintubber he threw a stone five hundred weight over a six foot wall. Another man named Hopkins, from the parish of Ballintubber, who was also very strong jumped over the wall and threw the stone back again over the wall.
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who was a very great mower. He was able to mow two acres of meadow in one day.
There was also another man named Larkin who lived at Frenchlawn who was able to carry nine hundred weight.
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In olden times there were very strong men and women in the districts of Ballymoe and Ballintubber.
A man named William Burke who lived in Cloonee turned a rood of lealand in one day. He could also carry seven hundred weight on his back.
There was another man named McLoughlin
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were also made from dóib buidhe.
Bricks were also made from dóib buidhe. Paint was mixed with the dóib buidhe to colour it.
Thatching is done with straw or rushes. The straw or rushes have to be drawn or straightened and tied into bundles. Rods have to be cut and made into scallops. When the thatcher starts work he puts on a layer of straw about two feet under which he fastens tightly with scollaps. He then puts on another layer which covers the scollaps which he also fastens tightly with scollaps and continues in the same way until the streak is finished.
He then puts on a layer of bobbins on the top which he also securely fastens. He then brushes down the straw and where it is uneven he cuts it off with a knife. He then changes his ladder and starts another streak and continues on until the house is thatched.
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were also made from dóib buidhe.
Bricks were also made from dóib buidhe. Paint was mixed with the dóib buidhe to colour it.
Thatching is done with straw or rushes. The straw or rushes have to be drawn or straightened and tied into bundles. Rods have to be cut and made into scallops. When the thatcher starts work he puts on a layer of straw about two feet under which he fastens tightly with scollaps. He then puts on another layer which covers the scollaps which he also fastens tightly with scollaps and continues in the same way until the streak is finished.
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Frieze, tweeds and bed quilts were also woven. The threads used were dyed in different colours. Chip log-wood was used for brown Chio log-wood and copperas were for Black. Indigo was used for Blue, Green or red.
The candles that were used in the olden times were made from rushes. The rushes were peeled and hung up to dry. When dry they were dipped in melted butter.
Baskets were made from rods called Golden Osiers. The rods had to be boiled and the skin peeled off them to make them white.
Spades, gates, shovels, ploughs and fire cranes were made from iron by the blacksmith.
Ropes were made from hay and straw. They were twisted into thumb ropes and then plaited together. Ropes were also made from ass skins. These were called tugs and were used for traces for ploughing.
Whips were made from horse skin cut in strips and plaited together.
Crocks were made from yellow clay called dóib buidhe. It was put in a mould and baked over a fire. Pots, noggins and pitchers
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as he gallops he swallows the rope?
A spinning wheel.
Why is a dead ass like Nelson's Pillar ?
Because neither can move.
What is the best key for unlocking the tongue?
Whiskey.
What is the highest building in the world?
A library, because it has thousands and thousands of stories.
Why is the letter "F" like a banana skin?
Because they both make all fall.
What coin is doubled when you take its half?
A half-penny.
What county in Ireland is like a candle nearly burned out?
Wick-low.
What is the shyest thing in the world?
A clock because it always has it's hands on it's face
A man in the garden and four hundred coats on him?
A head of cabbage.
What dead buries the live?
A fire racked
What is the wettest letter in the alphabet?
"T" because it is in the middle of water
If I was in the sun and out of it what would the sun be then?
Sin
Why is a mouse like grass?
Because the cat will eat it
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as he gallops he swallows the rope?
A spinning wheel.
Why is a dead ass like Nelson's Pillar ?
Because neither can move.
What is the best key for unlocking the tongue?
Whiskey.
What is the highest building in the world?
A library, because it has thousands and thousands of stories.
Why is the letter "F" like a banana skin?
Because they both make all fall.
What coin is doubled when you take its half?
A half-penny.
What county in Ireland is like a candle nearly burned out?
Wick-low.
What is the shyest thing in the world?
A clock because it always has it's hands on it's face
A man in the garden and four hundred coats on him?
A head of cabbage.
What dead buries the live?
A fire racked
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Frieze, tweeds and bed quilts were also woven. The threads used were dyed in different colours. Chip log-wood was used for brown Chio log-wood and copperas were for Black. Indigo was used for Blue, Green or red.
The candles that were used in the olden times were made from rushes. The rushes were peeled and hung up to dry. When dry they were dipped in melted butter.
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2021-05-31 19:24
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Why are sugar lumps like horse?
The longer you lick them the faster they go.
As I went up the hill I met my Uncle Bill he had long legs crooked thighs a small head and no eyes?
Tongs.
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall Humpty Dumpty got a great fall all the king's horses and all the kings men could not put Humpty Dumpty together again?
An egg.
As I went up a hill I met my uncle Davy I cut off his head and drank his blood and left him lying lasy?
A bottle of whiskey.
As I went up the hill I saw a thing lying by the hedge It was neither flesh nor bone it had four fingers and a thumb?
A glove.
Deep and damp and fit for any lord?
A grave.
The man that made it did not want it and the man that wore it did not see it?
A coffin.
What is it that has two legs and yet it cannot walk?
A tongs.
Why is Westminster Abbey like the ashes on the hearth?
Because they both hold the ashes of the grate (Great)
Why does a hen pick the pot?
Because she cannot lick it
I have a little horse with an iron throat as quick
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2021-05-31 19:18
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Why are sugar lumps like horse?
The longer you lick them the faster they go.
As I went up the hill I met my Uncle Bill he had long legs crooked thighs a small head and no eyes?
Tongs.
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall Humpty Dumpty got a great fall all the king's horses and all the kings men could not put Humpty Dumpty together again?
An egg.
As I went up a hill I met my uncle Davy I cut off his head and drank his blood and left him lying lasy?
A bottle of whiskey.
As I went up the hill I saw a thing lying by the hedge It was neither flesh nor bone it had four fingers and a thumb?
A glove.
Deep and damp and fit for any lord?
A grave.
The man that made it did not want it and the man that wore it did not see it?
A coffin.
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A treasure consisting of sacred vessels made of gold (chalices etc.) is supposed to be buried near the ruins of Cottage -(A farm lately divided). It is said the Danes ravaged this district after plundering the Roscommon Abbey. An old bishop who lived near the Suck hid the treasure which has never yet been located.
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In olden times a man lived in Cloonee who carried seven cwt weight on his back.
Another man lived in Curlishea who walked from Ballymoe to Tuam and back again the same day, and carried two chairs on his back.
Another man lived in Durrow. He went from Durrow to Marnellsgrove and carried a plough home on his back.
A man still lives in Tubber who cut fifteen score stooks of oats in the day. His name is John Brennan.
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Round the house, round the house and their heads down ?
The nails in your shoes.
Patch upon patch and no stitches?
A head of cabbage
I went to the wood and got it, I sat down and looked at it, and hardly home I brought it?
A thorn.
What's full and holds more?
A pot of potatoes
What has eyes but cannot see?
A blind man
I sat on my haunches and looked through my winkers and saw the dead burying?
A man raking a fire.
Under the fire and over the fire and cannot touch the fire?
A cake in an oven.
What bow can you not untie?
The Rainbow.
What are the four letters that would frighten a robber?
O. I. G. U.
It comes in on people's arms and goes out as fine as silk?
Turf.
What is cut but never eaten?
Cards.
I have a roomful and cannot take a spoonful?
Smoke.
Twenty -six cats on a wall, What time is it?
Twenty-five after one.
Why is the letter K like a pig's tail?
Because it is at the end of pork.
What is it that is growing old at the same time?
People.
What has eyes and cannot see?
A needle.
I threw it up white and it came down yellow?
An egg.
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2021-05-21 17:46
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Round the house, round the house and their heads down ?
The nails in your shoes.
Patch upon patch and no stitches?
A head of cabbage
I went to the wood and got it, I sat down and looked at it, and hardly home I brought it?
A thorn.
What's full and holds more?
A pot of potatoes
What has eyes but cannot see?
A blind man
I sat on my haunches and looked through my winkers and saw the dead burying?
A man raking a fire
Under the fire and over the fire and cannot touch the fire?
A cake in the oven.
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until sold because their owners hadn't money to pay the rent.
The Fort Field is said to have belonged to the fairies long ago and a big fort is to be seen there.
In the Race Course Field races were carried on long ago.
In Miss Madden's land there is a well named Tobar -a Chorad. In the year 1800 it was closed down by Mr Baggot the landlord but it sprang up again.
Poll an Aifrinn which is to be seen in Kilcooley in the east side of the village and in the townland of Ballymoe, is where Mass was said in the Penal Days.
Dolly's Bush is to be seen in Roseberry. It was said long ago that a ghost was seen there.
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2021-05-17 21:00
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until sold because their owners hadn't money to pay the rent.
The Fort Field is said to have belonged to the fairies long ago and a big fort is to be seen there.
In the Race Course Field races were carried on long ago.
In Miss Madden's land there is a well named Tobar -a Chorad. In the year 1800 it was closed down by Mr Baggot the landlord but it sprang up again.
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2021-05-16 17:14
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In olden times all the clothes of the people needed had to be woven by hand. People who required clothes had to get wool. The wool had to be washed and left out to dry. It was then greased and carded and made into rolls of thread. It was then rolled into balls, two of which were for for the warp, and one for the woof. It was then taken to the Weaver who got it warped on what was called the bars, to what ever length was required. When the thread was warped it was taken off the bars and rolled on a beam in the loom. It was then drawn through the gears and woven. Eleven yards was the length required for a blanket to allow for thickening. The thickening was done at a mill called the Jack mill. Five pence per yard was the charge for weaving a blanket. Flannel was woven into webs up to fifty yards in length at four pence per yard.
Flax was used for making linen. It first had to be steeped in water. It was then scutched into tow, spun into thread and warped and woven into webs for sheets, towels, and tablecloths. The charge for weaving it was sixpence per yard.
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In olden times all the clothes of the people needed had to be woven by hand. People who required clothes had to get wool. The wool had to be washed and left out to dry. It was then greased and carded and made into rolls of thread. It was then rolled into balls, two of which were for for the warp, and one for the woof. It was then taken to the Weaver who got it warped on what was called the bars, to what ever length was required. When the thread was warped it was taken off the bars and rolled on a beam in the loom. It was then drawn through the gears and woven. Eleven yards was the length required for a blanket to allow for thickening. The thickening was done at a mill called the Jack mill. Five pence per yard was the charge for weaving a blanket. Flannel was woven into webs up to fifty yards in length at four pence per yard.
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In olden times all the clothes of the people needed had to be woven by hand. People who required clothes had to get wool. The wool had to be washed and left out to dry. It was then greased and carded and made into rolls of thread. It was then rolled into balls, two of which were for for the warp, and one for the woof. It was then taken to the Weaver who got it warped on what was called the bars, to what ever length was required. When the thread was warped it was taken off the bars and rolled on a beam in the loom. It was then drawn through the gears and woven.
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The games I generally play are Hide and Seek, Tig, Fox and Chickens and several other games. I also play hurly sometimes in the Summer, but it costs more than any other game because you have to buy the hurls, and a hurly ball which is fairly dear. No other ball would do for hurly because the hurls would cut it. I like it very much because it is an Irish game.
For Hide and Seek nothing is wanted except to have a large crowd to play, therefore everybody likes it but nobody likes to have to seek. Hide and Seek is great pastime and I always like to play it.
Tig is not as nice as Hide and Seek and I do not play it much, but Fox and Chickens is another favourite game of mine, and I think everybody enjoys it too. This is how to play it. Nine or ten are wanted to play it. The hen
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The games I generally play are Hide and Seek, Tig, Fox and Chickens and several other games. I also play hurly sometimes in the Summer, but it costs more than any other game because you have to buy the hurls, and a hurly ball which is fairly dear. No other ball would do for hurly because the hurls would cut it. I like it very much because it is an Irish game.
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2021-05-16 16:43
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The games I generally play are Hide and Seek, Tig, Fox and Chickens and several other games. I also play hurly sometimes in the Summer, but it costs more than any other game because you have to buy the hurls, and a hurly ball which is fairly dear.
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filled with mirth and glee,
There too could see the bogey wheels.
I am certain they were in loath.
For to bring the perpetrator.
That dead and damned old goat,
The chairman of the Roscommon County Council.
Long life to him I say.
John FitsGibbon and his witness appeared in splender and array.
Clancy King's Counsellor. A member of Parliament,
defeated them and vigoursly did quote
My Lord the sad disaster , Was maliciously caused by a goat.
At Ros. Summer Assizes.
On July the 11th Day.
On the evi/endence given the Judge did say.
"A goat has caused a sad disaster on the Midland Great Western Line.
On the evidence given I dismiss.
The case dismissed a second time.
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There are a good many animals on the farm and everyone of them gets a certain amount of care and attention. For instance the cow which is the most useful of them.
The care she gets is to feed her well on pasture land during the Summer months. In late Autumn she is put in every night to her shed and given hay and sometimes roots and crushed corn. She is milked twice daily and her house is kept very clean and a good bed of straw under her.
The horse which is the strongest of the farm animals gets much the same care as the cow. He is fed well on pasture land during the Summer and on the approach of winter he is put in every night in his house called a stable and given nice hay and a good bed. The hay is put in a manger and he is tied by means of a rope. Some good farmers that take an interest in horses give them
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There are a good many animals on the farm and everyone of them gets a certain amount of care and attention. For instance the cow which is the most useful of them.
The care she gets is to feed her well on pasture land during the Summer months. In late Autumn she is put in every night to her shed and given hay and sometimes roots and crushed corn. She is milked twice daily and her house is kept very clean and a good bed of straw under her.
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a woman an the other a man?
A penny.
As round as an apple a deep as a cup all the men in Derry would not lift it up?
A well.
Ink ank under the bank ten drawing four?
A woman milking a cow.
The more you take from it the bigger it gets?
A hole.
Little white nancy, a red little nose the longer she stands the shorter she grows?
A candle.
Who wears the biggest hat in the world?
The man with the bigger head.
A leaper of ditches a clipper of thorns a little brown cow with two leather horns?
A hare.
It is neither inside nor outside and shows light all over the house?
A window.
Twenty sheep went out a gap twenty more after that then the shepherd and his dog how many feet was that?
Two.
A cailleact in the ashes and a hundred eyes on her?
A pot of soup.
Forty sheep went out a gap forty more after that, five, six, seven, eleven, to and three how many is that?
Five.
Twenty four white heifers standing by the wall up came the red one and licked them all?
The tongue licks the teeth.
It come in black and goes out white?
The turf.
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stands in front and all the chickens go behind her, then the fox comes and tries to take the chickens and the hen tries not to let them go and then there is great fun.
Status is a very nice game too. One person is picked out, and that person swings the rest around one by one and what-ever way they are left they are to stand there like statues. Then the one that gave the status comes on and tries to make them laugh and the ones that laugh and the ones that did not laugh pull against each other.
Then if the ones that laughed pulled the others about six feet from where they first started pulling they would win. That is how it is played. We like the pulling of each other and that is the reason we play it so often.
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2021-05-13 20:32
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stands in front and all the chickens go behind her, then the fox comes and tries to take the chickens and the hen tries not to let them go and then there is great fun.
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2021-05-11 21:22
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Avoid it, then, for it it is a mortal enemy.
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There is a fort in Bushfield not far from our house, where the fairies are supposed to live. There are lights seen in and around the fort nearly every night until the break of day. People passing by hear noise and very often music.
It happened one night that two young girls were going through the field in the fort is and they went astray on their way home. When passing by the fort they met two fairies and the fairies invited them to see the fort. When they got inside the music was as wonderful that they danced all night long, without ceasing. When day-break came the fort fairies vanished. The girls made their way home, and it is said that they were never the same after that. Some say that they were in the fairies.
The lights and music are still to be seen & heard & very few people in the village would dare to pass that way after night fall.
It is said a cow, horse or an ass would not rest near the fort at night. Long ago they tied a horse to an old bush in the fort but it worked so hard with fright that it managed to break the rope that held it.
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2021-05-11 21:13
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There is a fort in Bushfield not far from our house, where the fairies are supposed to live. There are lights seen in and around the fort nearly every night until the break of day. People passing by hear noise and very often music.
It happened one night that two young girls were going through the field in the fort is and they went astray on their way home. When passing by the fort they met two fairies and the fairies invited them to see the fort. When they got inside the music was as wonderful that they danced all night long, without ceasing. When day-break came the fort fairies vanished. The girls made their way home, and it is said that they were never the same after that. Some say that they were in the fairies.
The lights and music are still to be seen & heard & very few people in the village would dare to pass that way after night fall.
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Long ago there was a well in the roadside in the village of Ballyglass. The people got spring water out of it when they needed it. One day an old woman named Mrs Reynolds went for a can of water. When she had lifted the can of water she heard an unearthly noise behind her. She looked around sharply and she saw a coach drawn by two horses. It drew up near her and a man came out and asked her if she would come and cure his wife who was ill. The kind woman went with him and cured his wife. When she had his wife cured the man brought her back to the well again. He told her not to tell anyone about what happened to her and he paid her for her kind deed.
She went home very happy. Next day there were races in the village and Mrs Reynolds was at them. Coming home she met the same man again. She said to him "How is your wife?" He did not answer her but said "Which eye did you see me first with" She said the right one. He struck her a blow of his whip on the right eye and it was blind ever afterwards.
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2021-05-11 20:58
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Long ago there was a well in the roadside in the village of Ballyglass. The people got spring water out of it when they needed it. One day an old woman named Mrs Reynolds went for a can of water. When she had lifted the can of water she heard an unearthly noise behind her. She looked around sharply and she saw a coach drawn by two horses. It drew up near her and a man came out and asked her if she would come and cure his wife who was ill. The kind woman went with him and cured his wife. When she had his wife cured the man brought her back to the well again. He told her not to tell anyone about what happened to her and he paid her for her kind deed.
She went home very happy. Next day there were races in the village and Mrs Reynolds was at them. Coming home she met the same man again. She said to him "How is your wife?" He did not answer her but said "Which eye did you see me first with" She said the right one. He struck her a blow of his whip on the right eye and it was blind ever afterwards.

long ago there was
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Long ago there was a well in the roadside in the village of Ballyglass. The people got spring water out of it when they needed it. One day an old woman named Mrs Reynolds went for a can of water. When she had lifted the can of water she heard an unearthly noise behind her. She looked around sharply and she saw a coach drawn by two horses. It drew up near her and a man came out and asked her if she would come and cure his wife who was ill. The kind woman went with him and cured his wife. When she had his wife cured the man brought her back to the well again. He told her not to tell anyone about what happened to her and he paid her for her kind deed.

long ago there was
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Long ago there was a well in the roadside in the village of Ballyglass. The people got spring water out of it when they needed it. One day an old woman named Mrs Reynolds went for a can of water. When she had lifted the can of water she heard an unearthly noise behind her. She looked around sharply and she saw a coach drawn by two horses. It drew up near her and a man came out and asked her if she would come and cure his wife who was ill. The kind woman

long ago there was
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Why does a duck cross the road?
Because she wants to get to the other side.
What has ears and cannot hear?
A pot.
What is it that is bought by the yard and worn by the foot?
A carpet
Why does an ass look over the ditch?
Because he cannot look under it
What is it that carries its house on its back?
A snail
It is in the meadows and you don't cut it. It is in the shop and dont sell?
The light of the sun
Why does a donkey like thistles better corn?
Because he is an ass
As black as ink and ink it isnt,as white as milk and milk it isnt, it hops on the road like hailstones and hailstones it isnt?
A magpie
Black and white and read all over?
The newspaper
From house to house in the day and sleeps out at night?
A path
What part of a cow goes out a gate first?
Her breath
Round the house and round the house and lay in the corner?
The broom
London, Derry, Cork and Kerry spell me that without a K?
That
As round as an apple as flat as a pan one side
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There is a story told about Kilglass how there was a house out there. It was called the dark house. St Barry is said to lie interred in the door-way, half in and half out. The clay in the door - way is taken up and used as the cure of a toothache, headache and several other maladies. Within the house is a litter of straw like a pig-stye in which if insane people would sleep with a pious intention for three nights Thursday, Friday and Saturday and hear Mass on Sunday they would get the gift of reason before a week.
There is a stump in the ground of a tower between 4 feet and 11 feet in diameter. It is not far from Kilglass chapel. The stump is in the ground yet. It was levelled many years ago for materials for building a wall which now encloses the church-yard.
It was a great high tower hundreds
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Why is a pepper box like a saint?
Because it is holy.
What is it that goes up the hill and down the hill and yet does not move?
The road.
What is that never asks and questions but requires many answers?
The street door.
When is a boat like a heap of snow?
When it is adrift.
Why is an adjective like a drunken man?
Because it cannot stand alone.
As I went up the hill I saw twenty little divels scraping?
A harrow.
As I looked out the window I saw a dead thing carrying live thing?
People in a motor car.
Little thing little thing as small as a mouse and has as many windows as king George's house?
A thimble.
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2021-05-09 17:17
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On the roads to Cloonmurray on a cod frosty day,
I heard a poor donkey bewailing,
Greatly he moaned as he walked all alone,
And his moans were most penetrating.
II
I am a poor ass starving for grass,
To travel through the snow I am scarce able,
Drawing black mud and stones without a bit on my bones,
And at night the high road for my stable.
III
Early next morning my master will come,
And drive me right home in a gallop,
And if I dare stand, with a large stick in hand,
He will give my poor bones a big wallop.
IV
Sad is my fate and my hardship is great,
To be battered and beaten through the country,
Drawing black mud and stones without a bit on my bones,
And cannot make moans that I am hungry.
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another she borrowed three things from them and never gave them back. Each of these women got their churns blessed by the priest and they got back the butter. After that the woman sold no more butter. It was believed she was talking it.
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If a stranger came in and a woman churning the stranger would take the dash and churn for a few minutes. If he did not it would be believed he took the butter. There is a story told of a man who went into a house one day to light his pipe and the woman was churning but he did not take the dash only took a coal to light his pipe and he brought the coal with him. After a time the woman could not get any butter and she sent one of her children to get back the coal and they did. When she got it she put it under the churn and she got the butter back.
There is another story told of a woman who churned one day and could not get any butter and the third time she tried the milk became frothy. She sent for the priest and he blessed the churn and she got back the butter. At the same time nine of her neighbours were churning every day and could not get any butter. There was woman in the village who had only one cow and she was selling pounds of butter every week and each of these nine neighbours noticed that at one time or
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2021-05-09 16:57
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If a stranger came in and a woman churning the stranger would take the dash and churn for a few minutes. If he did not it would be believed he took the butter. There is a story told of a man who went into a house one day to light his pipe and the woman was churning but he did not take the dash only took a coal to light his pipe and he brought the coal with him. After a time the woman could not get any butter and she sent one of her children to get back the coal and they did. When she got it she put it under the churn and she got the butter back.
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2021-05-08 18:24
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In Strokestown long ago there used to be a lot of goods made such as rope, nails, buckets, iron, pots and pans. Nails were very cheap. The cost of a cut of nails was three pence and a man would only get 11/2 d for his days work and a man would be at his work at six o'clock in the morning. There was also a brewery in Strokestown down in the Demesne. There is a river which to Bumblin. In the demesne there is the ruins of malt houses and the brewery was out at Bumblin.
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2021-05-08 17:59
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On the roads to Cloonmurray on a cod frosty day,
I heard a poor donkey bewailing,
Greatly he moaned as he walked all alone,
And his moans were most penetrating.
II
I am a poor ass starving for grass,
To travel through the snow I am scarce able,
Drawing black mud and stones without a bit on my bones,
And at night the high road for my stable.
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2021-05-08 17:55
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On the roads to Cloonmurray on a cod frosty day,
I heard a poor donkey bewailing,
Greatly he moaned as he walked all alone,
And his moans were most penetrating.
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2021-05-08 17:50
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name was Brady. The dying man said "Here is the money for you, you acted nobly now you are paid for all, so Good bye and don't forget me."
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2021-05-08 17:49
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There was once a rich man, and he had thousands of pounds. He never would put it in the bank, he used to say, "I have my bank in the ground". The people used to call him "The Miser". He slept on a little bed of straw. He used to drink black tea with no sugar, and dry bread. He stole they money and he wanted to pretend he was poor so the people would not doubt it.
One day a man found his money in a rubber case, and it left down in a hole in the ground. He told the guards about the money, and the guards knew it was the stolen money. They found out who stole it. The guards were to have him executed on the 9th July, and when he was dying they gave him the money to do what he liked with it. The man who found it was there, thinking he would get it. But no. There was one man there from Roscommon who knew he had the money, his
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2021-05-08 17:40
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There was once a rich man, and he had thousands of pounds. He never would put it in the bank, he used to say, "I have my bank in the ground". The people used to call him "The Miser". He slept on a little bed of straw. He used to drink black tea with no sugar, and dry bread. He stole they money and he wanted to pretend he was poor so the people would not doubt it.
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Creel -Making
Creels were greatly used. In fact they were the only means they had of carrying anything. These creels had handles made of straw or hay ropes. Every man could make his own creel.
When the man was going to make a creel, he had to go around and search through the bogs fot the sally rods. He had to secure them fairly long and straight. He then sorted them out. He put the strong ones in one bundle and the fine ones in another, as he needed both.
These were then put up on the kitchen loft and left there to season and dry for a few days. When he began the creel he took out twenty eight of the strong rods. These he pointed. Then he stuck them in the ground about two inches apart. He set them eight on each side and six on each end. Then he started at the earth with what is called the Crow lath. This was the rim around the mouth of the creel. This was counted the hardest part. When that was done the rest of the creel was easy.
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Creel -Making
Creels were greatly used. In fact they were the only means they had of carrying anything. These creels had handles made of straw or hay ropes. Every man could make his own creel.
When the man was going to make a creel, he had to go around and search through the bogs fot the sally rods. He had to secure them fairly long and straight. He then sorted them out. He put the strong ones in one bundle and the fine ones in another, as he needed both.
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the candle was put and so held in position.
[ drawing of candlestick]
The drawing gives an idea of the kind of Candlestick in use.
On the eve of the twelfth Day or 6th of January, twelve rush candles were made all of equal size and thickness When hard and stiff enough to stand upright there was a cake of cow's manure and ashes made very stiff. This was placed on box or chair. Into this cake the twelve little candles were fixed. All were lighted and the family knelt around and recited the Rosary. The lights were supposed the Apostles twelve carrying the lights of the faith, into every land. I have seen those candles made used and burned. What was left was parcelled and placed safely behind a rib of the house.
M.J. Gilchrest (Principal Teacher)
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the candle was put and so held in position.
[ drawing of candlestick]
The drawing gives an idea of the kind of Candlestick in use.
On the eve of the twelfth Day or 6th of January, twelve rush candles were made all of equal size and thickness When hard and stiff enough to stand upright there was a cake of cow's manure and ashes made very stiff. This was placed on box or chair. Into this cake the twelve little candles were fixed.
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the candle was put and so held in position.
[ drawing of candlestick]
The drawing gives an idea of the kind of Candlestick in use.
On the eve of the twelfth Day or 6th of January, twelve rush candles were made all of equal size and thickness.
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"A pinch a day keeps flu away".
"Liars need to have good memory".
"Self praise is no praise".
"A shut mouth catches no flies".
"He who says less says best".
"Empty vessels make the greatest sound".
"A cat in gloves catches no mice".
"Sweet Friday evening sour Monday morning".
"Laziness is a heavy load".
"He who sows in Spring will reap in the Autumn".
"When the Great writer comes,
To write against my name
He'll write not what I've won or lost
But how I played the game".
"Silence is golden".
"Speech is silver - Silence is golden".
"A rambling mare has a rambling foal".
"A stirring foot always gets something - if only a thorn".
"A penny after your death is lost money".
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its time to leave off".
"God is nearer than the door".
"He would hear the grass growing".
"Health is better than wealth".
"It is easier to fall than to rise".
"What the pooka writes he reads".
"A rolling stone gathers no moss ".
"He comes without asking like the bad weather".
"Dont be swift to speak nor slow to learn".
"A friend's eye is a good mirror".
"He that hides will find".
"It is a small wind that would'nt bend a blade of grass".
"Four hags who are not gap toothed
Four Frenchmen who are not yellow,
Four cobblers who are not untruthful
That is a dozen who are not in the country".
"If you knew the disease you would have the cure".
"Cows across the sea have long horns".
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away".
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its time to leave off".
"God is nearer than the door".
"He would hear the grass growing".
"Health is better than wealth".
"It is easier to fall than to rise".
"What the pooka writes he reads".
"A rolling stone gathers no moss ".
"He comes without asking like the bad weather".
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Some years ago there was a man and his name was Brennan, the highway man. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor. In later years he was captured and hanged in Roscommon town, and the place where he was executed can be seen to this day.
The day of his excution he asked was there anybody there from Kiltrustan parish for if there was he would make them rich, as he had a lot of gold hidden in a foal skin not far from Cregga caves. It is believed to be hidden there yet.
Cregga caves are about two miles from Strokestown. Many people were searching for the gold but there was never any found. Some old people say it is still there, but nobody knows where it is exactly hidden.
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were poor and they had no money to give as fortunes. They thought it a very large fortune if one or two cattle and some corn, such as oats and potatoes were given. The match was usually made in the districts by some of the friends and neighbours.
When the penal Laws were in force in Ireland the people sometimes had to get married in the house of the bride because they were afraid of the English. That is 100 years ago.
The customs which are observed in the parishes of Roscommon are different from that of other counties. The usual custom is the throwing of rice after the bridal party.
Sometimes an old shoe is tied on the car of the bride and bridegroom. The wedding breakfast is very often held in the house of the bride. When it is over they go for a drive and sometimes they had no motors cars only horses and side cars.
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were poor and they had no money to give as fortunes. They thought it a very large fortune if one or two cattle and some corn, such as oats and potatoes were given. The match was usually made in the districts by some of the friends and neighbours.
When the penal Laws were in force in Ireland the people sometimes had to get married in the house of the bride because they were afraid of the English. That is 100 years ago.
The customs which are observed in the parishes of Roscommon are different from that of other counties. The usual custom is the throwing of rice after the bridal party. Sometimes an old shoe is tied on the car of the bride and bridegroom. The wedding breakfast is very often held in the house of the bride.
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were poor and they had no money to give as fortunes. They thought it a very large fortune if one or two cattle and some corn, such as oats and potatoes were given. The match was usually made in the districts by some of the friends and neighbours.
When the penal Laws were in force in Ireland the people sometimes had to get married in the house of the bride because they were afraid of the English. That is 100 years ago.
The customs which are observed in the parishes of Roscommon are different from that of other counties. The usual custom is the throwing of rice after the bridal party. Sometimes an old shoe is tied on the car of the bride and bridegroom. The wedding breakfast is very often held in the house of the bride.
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2021-05-05 19:27
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were poor and they had no money to give as fortunes. They thought it a very large fortune if one or two cattle and some corn, such as oats and potatoes were given. The match was usually made in the districts by some of the friends and neighbours.
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XIV
She insisted that we'd store them
But to her I didn't agree
We scattered off in odd ones
And so many treated me.
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With my "Leagueing" and my loafing
The value I forgot
And to tell exactly how I lost them
I cannot.
XVI
In the morning I was sober
I was thinking of a plan
To keep Mama from knowing
I was such a stupid man.
XVII
Little dreaming I had told her all the night before
When she found me cutting capers?
With the gennet at the door.
XVIII
Mama she lost her temper
She gave me dog's abuse
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as few shillings for a cwt
And with that he smacked his thumb.
X
The evening it was chilly
I was sitting on the sacks
When a couple of "Swells"
Invited me across to Mrs. Macks.
XI
The drink went pretty freely
But for none I asked to pay
I said a friend was waiting
And I coolly slipped away.
XII
I always thought a woman twice?
Was better than a man
I left the sacks with Beny's wife
While I was in Mc Canns.
XIII
The good advice she gave me
While across the sacks she leaned
If I heeded what she told me
I wouldn't lose my little means.
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I sacked them up and tied them
With little knots of straw
Two neater bags of potato seeds
You'd swear you never saw.
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The gennet I got ready
And packed my little load
You'd imagine she was dancing
From the way she tripped the road.
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Quickly we passed out both mules and asses,
Soon arrived in town
Took my station in the shambles
And threw the burden down.
VIII
I vainly thought I'd sell them
Though the potatoes they were nice
The buyers rudely stared me
When I named the lowest price.
IX
Said one You think we're blockheads
I'll give you no such sum
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"Honesty is the best policy but he who dwells in that principle is not an honest man".
"All work and no play makes Tom a dull boy".
"A bird in the handle is worth two on a bush". "Truth can be blamed but not shamed".
"Its too late to save when all is spent".
"Its never too late to mend".
"Every cloud has a silver lining".
"Better to be born lucky than rich".
"He who grasps at too much loses all".
"Make hay while sun shines".
"Plough deep while sluggers sleep and you will find corn to reap".
"The early bird has the early word".
When the fun is at its height
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"When your neighbours house is on fir take care of your own".
"Hear, see and say nothing".
"One good trick is worth ten bad ones".
"There are good goods in small parcels".
"You should never get into a pit until you have well decided how to get out of it".
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating of it".
"A Good beginning and a bad end".
"Marry a mountain woman and you marry the mountain".
"Too many cooks spoil the broth".
"Many hands make light work".
"Time and tide wait for nobody".
"It's better to live in hopes than die in despair".
"Fools make feasts for wise people to ate them".
"A lean kitchen makes a fat purse".
"Children and fools should not handle edge tools".
"A wet and windy May fills the haggard with corn and hay".
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The local fairs are always held in town. Buyers sometimes transact business at farmers houses. This is still done. Fairs were held formerly which have been discontinued. There used to be a fair held at a place called Ballinafad which has been discontinued. This was done because the place was too backward. The town fair is held in the streets. Toll is paid at certain fairs known as the old fairs. When an animal is sold luck money is given. When an animal is sold the halter is detained. The great fairs locally are the October and November fairs.
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There is an old grave-yard on the left hand side of the road from Simpsons to Clashaganny witch contains about an acre and a half of land. There are three graves in it, the are covered with stones there is no one buried in it in living memory.
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(By Walter Jones PH.D.)
Several collections of bardic verse now in existence preserve two curious compositions on a house erected in Cloonfree by Hugh, son of Owen, son of Rory O'Connor. This chieftain was inaugurated as O'Connor Connacht in 1293, and was killed, after a boisterous reign, in 1809. The poem is noticed by O'Grady in his catalouge (p 353). It is one of the most difficult bardic compositions of its period and consists of an address to the stronghold of Cloonfree in County Roscommon, the residence of Aed O'Conner. A long poem of thirty-eight quatrains it may be considered a miracle of technical skill, as in addition to the obligatory end rhymes and alliteration, each line contains two, and often three, internal rhymes. The other composition on the same subject is contained in the Book of the Dean of Lismore, and is owing to its elaborate structure and the details it enumerates, the most formidable specimen of bardic worksmanship with which I am familiar. The author of this poem is styled Aengus Ruadh O Dalaigh. The site of the Palis is easy
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(By Walter Jones PH.D.)
Several collections of bardic verse now in existence preserve two curious compositions on a house erected in Cloonfree by Hugh, son of Owen, son of Rory O'Connor. This chieftain was inaugurated as O'Connor Connacht in 1293, and was killed, after a boisterous reign, in 1809. The poem is noticed by O'Grady in his catalouge (p 353). It is one of the most difficult bardic compositions of its period and consists of an address to the stronghold of Cloonfree in County Roscommon, the residence of Aed O'Conner. A long poem of thirty-eight quatrains it may be considered a miracle of technical skill, as in addition to the obligatory end rhymes and alliteration, each line contains two, and often three, internal rhymes.
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(By Walter Jones PH.D.)
Several collections of bardic verse now in existence preserve two curious compositions on a house erected in Cloonfree by Hugh, son of Owen, son of Rory O'Connor. This chieftain was inaugurated as O'Connor Connacht in 1293, and was killed, after a boisterous reign, in 1809. The poem is noticed by O'Grady in his catalouge (p 353). It is one of the most difficult bardic compositions of its period and consists of an address to the stronghold of Cloonfree in County Roscommon, the residence of Aed O'Conner.
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(By Walter Jones PH.D.)
Several collections of bardic verse now in existence preserve two curious compositions on a house erected in Cloonfree by Hugh, son of Owen, son of Rory O'Connor. This chieftain was inaugurated as O'Connor Connacht in 1293, and was killed, after a boisterous reign, in 1809.
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Once upon a time there lived an old witch Jenny:- And she lived in a small old hut on the western side of the Caslin Hills, who was famous for her charms and cures. Once an old man whose cow was sick sought help from "Jenny. On entering the hut he saw he saw the old witch sitting on a stool leaning on a broom stick and a hare beside her. On hearing the noise she pulled her white hair from oer her withered face and eyeing him cautiously said, Ida, there's trouble on you, Your cow is sick indeed she is, the man said, this is the fourth day now, trothin? It is said the man "And what's on her" her foot is sore. She listened awhile and then into a pot and took a string out of it and spat on it three times then she turned her back to him and put three knots on it one in the middle and one on each end. Then she said "Rub that on her leg three times and I'll bet you shiil get up and walk. So begad the old man took the old string and set of for his house when he reached the house he lost no time in going in to see the cow. When he went didn't
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Once upon a time there lived an old witch Jenny:- And she lived in a small old hut on the western side of the Caslin Hills, who was famous for her charms and cures. Once an old man whose cow was sick sought help from "Jenny. On entering the hut he saw he saw the old witch sitting on a stool leaning on a broom stick and a hare beside her. On hearing the noise she pulled her white hair from oer her withered face and eyeing him cautiously said, Ida, there's trouble on you, Your cow is sick indeed she is, the man said, this is the fourth day now, trothin? It is said the man "And what's on her" her foot is sore. She listened awhile and then into a pot and took a string out of it and spat on it three times then she turned her back to him and put three knots on it one in the middle and one on each end.
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Once upon a time there lived an old witch Jenny:- And she lived in a small old hut on the western side of the Caslin Hills, who was famous for her charms and cures. Once an old man whose cow was sick sought help from "Jenny. On entering the hut he saw he saw the old witch sitting on a stool leaning on a broom stick and a hare beside her. On hearing the noise she pulled her white hair from oer her withered face and eyeing him cautiously said, Ida, there's trouble on you, Your cow is sick indeed she is, the man said, this is the fourth day now, trothin? It is said the man
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Once upon a time there lived an old witch Jenny:- And she lived in a small old hut on the western side of the Caslin Hills, who was famous for her charms and cures. Once an old man whose cow was sick sought help from "Jenny. On entering the hut he saw he saw the old witch sitting on a stool leaning on a broom stick and a hare beside her.
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he rub it on her leg and didn't the cow sneeze three times and shook herself got up and walked arround the barn when he came out of the barn he looked up to Jenny who was standing the doorway ha" ha" she said.
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Once upon a time there lived an old witch Jenny:- And she lived in a small old hut on the western side of the Caslin Hills, who was famous for her charms and cures.
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And she said for fair or market
Bernard was no use.
XIX
Several days I made enquiries
Gave number weight and size
But I never got tale or tidings
Of my mother's merchantise.
The "Bernard" referred to in the foregoing was Bernard Quinn, Cloonfad (near Dangan N.S.) now deceased, a member of the old Guardians' Board, Carrick -on- Shannon and a well-known local agitator during the time of the "Land League".
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This was repeated until the candles were the required thickness. Each time they were laid aside separately to cool. Then they were used when required but very sparingly.
Rush Candles
These were made from the rushes that grow in the field. The strongest ones were called bulrushes. They were cut and left for a day to season. Then the women peeled all the skin almost of the rushes. They left one little strip of the outside skin on. These were then cut into the required lengths. The grisset with some fat or lard was got. Then the bosses of the tongs were put in the fire. The fat was squeezed with the red tongs and melted.
The peeled rushes were pulled through the hot fat, and then left aside separately to cool. The rush was then covered with a thin coating of tallow. Rush candles got one dipping only. They were then used as required but only very sparingly.
There was a special kind of candlestick to hold those candles. It had a very high stand and big boss, and was made of wood. On top of the wood was a slit. Into this
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V
When Summer will come I will have a large run,
Along by Tom Kearn's garden,
Where I can stand at my ease and feed when I please,
And I hope that his grace will me pardon.
VI
When he was at law with O'Neill I did not fail,
For I did a great deal to assist him,
For his wrongs I explained and his rights I maintained,
And O'Neill I completely dismissed him.
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múchadh na soillse. Chuaidh sé chun luighthe. Níor chuala sé an taidhbhse an oidhche sin. Thárla do's na soillse bheith 'sna fuinneogaibh gach aon oidhche go bhfaca na comhursanna iad.
Dubhrathas annsin gur chomhnuig an sean-fhear uair i mbóthan i ngáirdín Sheáin gur thuit an bóthan air, is go raibh sé ar fán 'sa gceanntar gur casadh Seán leis an oidhche úd.
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Bhí fear óg 'na chomhnuidhe 'na aonar i dtigh ar thaobh an bhóthair, uair. Seán a b'ainm dó. Lá fuar gheimhridh ar imtheacht amach ins na páirceannaibh dó casadh sean-fhear leis nach bhfaca sé riamh cheana. Bhí an fear préachta leis an bhfuacht agus d'iarr Seán air a dtiocfadh isteach 'sa dtigh le'n é féin a théidheamh. Lean an fear é. Níor bhfada dó 'sa dtigh gur thuig Seán gur taidhbhse a bhí ann.
I rith an tráthnóna bhí an sean - fhear ana-chiúin. Bhí eagla ar Sheán an ruaig do chur air agus leig sé leis fanacht go socair. An oidhche sin, mar ba ghnách leis, d'imthigh Seán leis go tigh a chomhursanach. Ar a fhilleadh abhaile dhó chonnach sé go raibh solus i ngach fuinneoigg de'n dtigh. Chomh - luath is a osgail sé an geata beag ar dhul isteach 'san ngáirdín dó
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filling a grave with spades and he knew it was his neighbour's grave.
He was in great fear. When the women had the grave filled in it happened they just came to the spot where he was. They were very vexed when they saw him as their business was for the hand of a dead person. In that time women used to have the hand of a dead person and used put it under the churn when churning and they used to have rolls of butter then, but only a few women had the secret.
They followed the man and he ran as fast as he could but if they struck him with the dead hand he would surely have died. So they threw it at him but he escaped by a few inches. The place is haunted to this day.
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filling a grave with spades and he knew it was his neighbour's grave.
He was in great fear. When the women had the grave filled in it happened they just came to the spot where he was. They were very vexed when they saw him as their business was for the hand of a dead person. In that time women used to have the hand of a dead person and used put it under the churn when churning and they used to have rolls of butter then, but only a few women had the secret.
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There is an old graveyard about one mile from where I live. It is there since the famine. The people were buried there at that time. There are old headstones there, most of them are made of stone and some of iron. It is situated at Killcooly. It is still in use. It is a hilly graveyard and is in the shape of a square.
About one hundred years ago there was a man named Kelly herding his sheep outside the graveyard. It was the middle of the night. A neighbour of his had bee buried there about three weeks before. He heard digging inside in the graveyard and the breaking of a coffin.
He looked in and saw two women
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There is an old graveyard about one mile from where I live. It is there since the famine. The people were buried there at that time. There are old headstones there, most of them are made of stone and some of iron. It is situated at Killcooly. It is still in use. It is a hilly graveyard and is in the shape of a square.
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to have people in and out. There was an old man in our district and all the people around the people bought their goods from him.
In a townsland called Ballinafad there were races long ago and all the travelling people used to come to it and they used to come to it and they used set up stalls with sweets and cakes. It used be going on for two days. They camps were covered with straw. At one races a young girl remarked to a gentleman "Here comes a great sportsman." "We will soon see if he is a sportsman or not" said another man. As the latter approached the gentleman put up his hand and pulled down a few ribs of straw and said to the other man, "Odds or evens for a £100" and the other man walked away.
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to have people in and out. There was an old man in our district and all the people around the people bought their goods from him.
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A posthumous child is supposed to have a cure for the chincough. Any food they leave after their meals if that is given to persons suffering with the chincough they will be cured.
The seventh son or daughter has the cure for Ringworm and in order that they may possess this power there are certain preparations to be made. When the child is born there are two worm put into the child's hands and left there until they are dead and while they are dying there are some prayers to be said also.
Not very far away from my district there lived a man who hated his neighbour very much and wanted to get him done away with. One day he thought of a plan and this was to go to a woman who lived near him and was supposed to have great power. He went to her and told her the story. At first she refused
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A posthumous child is supposed to have a cure for the chincough. Any food they leave after their meals if that is given to persons suffering with the chincough they will be cured.
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Bread was made in olden times of wheat.
Grindstones are two big stones one of which turns by means of a wheel. The corn was put on one stone, then the wheel was turned and the overhead stone ground the corn.
The kinds of bread made were, boxty bread, potato bread and wholemeal bread.
The ingredients for boxty were - raw potatoes grated and flour, a pinch of salt and a half-spoon of breadsoda. A cross is sometimes made on the cake or it is cut into squares. The cake is baked in an oven and in the country they sometimes bake
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Bread was made in olden times of wheat.
Grindstones are two big stones
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The name of my district is Carroward it is situated in the Four-Mile-Parish and in the Ballintubber barony.
There are about fifty living in it and the family name most common is Brennan.
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Bhí fear óg 'na chomhnuidhe 'na aonar i dtigh ar thaobh an bhóthair, uair. Seán a b'ainm dó. Lá fuar gheimhridh ar imtheacht amach ins na páirceannaibh dó casadh sean-fhear leis nach bhfaca sé riamh cheana. Bhí an fear préachta leis an bhfuacht agus d'iarr Seán air a dtiocfadh isteach 'sa dtigh le'n é féin a théidheamh. Lean an fear é. Níor bhfada dó 'sa dtigh gur thuig Seán gur taidhbhse a bhí ann.
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Bhí fear óg 'na chomhn
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of, ash, oak, birch, pine, chesnut and larch trees.
The public are allowed to use the demesne at will, a privilege that many take advantage of.
Strokestown had a stout and ale brewery factory about one hundred years ago and as late as seventy years ago it possessed a distillery, the stones and malt houses are still to be seen at the rere of Mrs. Kelly's hotel in Bawn Street. There was also a soap and tan yard in Church Street and up to very recently there was a rope and twine factory held at the premises of Paddy Kenny in Church Street.
There was also a corn mill in Church Street at the back of J. Brennan's old garage Strokestown.
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of, ash, oak, birch, pine, chesnut and larch trees.
The public are allowed to use the demesne
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was appointed for the girl's people to see the prospictive bride's home to be, walk the land. All parties being satisfied a day was appointed for the marriage which in those times generally took place at Shrove tide that is after Christmas and before Lent. The neighbours and friends of both partes were invited to the wedding, often times up to one hundred people being invited to the event which was held at the girl's home. All the parties assembled at the bride's home, about an hour or two before the started out for the marriage ceremony which at about two o clock. Horse cars not being very common in those times the parties walked to the chapel. The marriage ceremony performed the wedding party set out for the nearest public house where a big room was in readiness. Dancing and drinking were indulged in for a couple of hours to give the cooks at home time to prepare the wedding feast. The cooks in the meantime are having a busy time at the bride's late home,
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was appointed for the girl's people to see the prospictive bride's home to be, walk the land. All parties being satisfied a day was appointed for the marriage which in those times generally took place at Shrove tide that is after Christmas and before Lent.
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In olden times when a man was thinking about getting married, he generally looked about for a girl or woman who had money. It did not matter so much about her age. He got some man to apropose a match. A night was appointed for the match making. He armed himself with a bottle of whiskey and set out for the home of his bride to be. After some preliminaries the proposed match was drewn down. A certain sum of money was demanded by the man according to the amount of land and stock he had. The amount claimed often varied from fifty to a hundred pounds more than he expected. The girl's family offered so much then the bargain making started somethings after the custom carried on at the fairs of the present day. After a lot of dividing and re dividing of the money interspersed by whiskey drinking the match was settled or often times, broken off over a paltry sum of £5. If the match was settled, a day
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There are three roads in this district. Their names are Mount brown road, the Tulsk road and the Old Road. The Mount brown road begins about half a mile from Strokestown and joins the Tulsk road about three and a half miles from Strokestown. The Tulsk road leads to Castlerea and Claremorris and then to Ballina. It used to be known as the Mail Coach road because long ago the Biaconi's cars used to pass that way on their way back to Ballina.
During the Famine Period men used to be employed making roads as relief work and part of the Tulsk road and another borreen were supposed to be made then. The men used to be paid badly , sometimes as low twopence or threepence per day. Long ago before there were any bridges the people used to cross at shallow places on stepping stones and used to ride across on horse - back.
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There are three roads in this district. Their names are Mount brown road, the Tulsk road and the Old Road. The Mount brown road begins about half a mile from Strokestown and joins the Tulsk road about three and a half miles from Strokestown. The Tulsk road leads to Castlerea and Claremorris and then to Ballina. It used to be known as the Mail Coach road because long ago the Biaconi's cars used to pass that way on their way back to Ballina.
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The old houses were thatched. The thatch was reeds. The old houses had a bed in the kitchen. The bed was placed at the wall beside the fire; it was called a settle bed. The fireplace was at the gable wall when there was no room. When there was a room it was in the middle. The front of the chimney was made of clay and wattles. Some of the old houses had no chimneys they had only a hole in the roof and a tin can left on it for a chimney. The fire was always on the floor. The old houses had no window: they had a hole in the wall to let in air. Half doors are not so common in the district now but they were common long ago. Turf was used for the fire. Rush candles were used for showing light at night and tallow candles were made locally.
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Strokestown is a fairly ancient town and is principally noted for its large markets and fairs. For the most part it is well built, containing some very fine shops and private houses.
The entrance to Pakenham Mahon's Demesne at the end of Bawn Street, attracts much attention, the huge central gates being hung from a lofty Gothic arch of finely chiselled limestone which is now partly clothed in ivy adds much to its beauty.
The mansion, or, as it is called, Strokestown House, is a splendid building of more or less Norman style of Architecture with wings of design, the demesne is laid out in shaded and neatly kept walks and the park contains splendid woods and plantations containing the finest
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Strokestown is a fairly ancient town and is principally noted for its large markets and fairs. For the most part it is well built, containing some very fine shops and private houses.
The entrance to Pakenham Mahon's Demesne at the end of Bawn Street, attracts much attention, the huge central gates being hung from a lofty Gothic arch of finely chiselled limestone which is now partly clothed in ivy adds much to its beauty.
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Strokestown is a fairly ancient town and is principally noted for its large markets and fairs. For the most part it is well built, containing some very fine shops and private houses.
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In olden times they had no weather guide such as we have now. They could foretell the weather by means of signs in the sky. If there was a blue blaze in the fire it was a sign of rain or if the smoke did not go up the chimney straight it was a sign of frost or rain. If the sun set very red the next day would be warm. A fog on the river was also a sign of good weather.
If there were red stripes in the sky it was a sign of rain. In the end of March the people always scattered the wet turf so that the three days which March borrows from April would dry it. The wind from the North in winter time is a sign of snow.
The people also believed that the whole year depends on the twelve days of Christmas. If the twelve days were bad ones the whole year would be bad. The swallows flying low is a sign of wet weather. If clocks are crawling on the ground at night it is a sign of rain.
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In olden times they had no weather guide such as we have now. They could foretell the weather by means of signs in the sky. If there was a blue blaze in the fire it was a sign of rain or if the smoke did not go up the chimney straight it was a sign of frost or rain. If the sun set very red the next day would be warm. A fog on the river was also a sign of good weather.
If there were red stripes in the sky it was a sign of rain. In the end of March the people always scattered the wet turf so that the three days which March borrows from April would dry it. The wind from the North in winter time is a sign of snow.
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In olden times they had no weather guide such as we have now. They could foretell the weather by means of signs in the sky. If there was a blue blaze in the fire it was a sign of rain or if the smoke did not go up the chimney straight it was a sign of frost or rain. If the sun set very red the next day would be warm. A fog on the river was also a sign of good weather.
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2021-04-09 17:25
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Twas early on a Thursday
I got orders to prepare
For the market some good flounders
That my mother had to spare.
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The Season of the planting of potatoes drawing Nigh
She made up her mind to sell them
While the prices were so high.
III
It so happened that my guardian
Was so busy on that day
For once she said she'd trust me
And she let me peg away.
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I promised ere I started
That no company I'd join
Nor be drunk nor in Barrack
Nor be fooled with the coins.
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So the flounders well I sorted
From a very decent crop
Put the small ones on the bottom
And big ones on the top.
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"Half a loaf is better than no bread".
"Things easily got are lightly valued".
"An inch of an escape is as good as a mile".
"People in glasshouses should not throw stones".
"A watched kettle never boiled".
"Still waters run deep".
"The last straw never broke the camel's back".
"An opportunity once lost can never be recalled".
"The early bird catches the worm".
"Ten swallows never made a summer".
"Don't shout till you are out of the wood".
"A shut mouth wont catch any flies".
"He didn't take it from the wind".
"Any mode of carriage is better than walking".
"Hills are green far away".
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2021-04-08 17:40
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Once upon a time there was a man who put a stone in a box for every Mass he attended. One day he went to count them but there was only one in it. So then he knew that was the only one he heard right.
There was once a priest and he promised to say a Mass for a certain person, but after a while he forgot all about it. One night he went to the chapel and he saw the woman there and several nights after. He asked her what she wanted and she said that she would be heaven if he had said the Mass for her.
There was once a house and all the pictures used to fall off the wall if any one went in to a certain room in it. They
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2021-04-08 17:36
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Once upon a time there was a man who put a stone in a box for every Mass he attended. One day he went to count them but there was only one in it. So then he knew that was the only one he heard right.
There was once a priest and he promised to say a Mass for a certain person, but after a while he forgot all about it. One night he went to the chapel and he saw the woman there and several nights after. He asked her what she wanted and she said that she would be heaven if he had said the Mass for her.
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2021-04-08 17:31
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Once upon a time there was a man who put a stone in a box for every Mass he attended. One day he went to count them but there was only one in it. So then he knew that was the only one he heard right.
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2021-04-08 17:26
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There was once a man who lived in the County Roscommon & he stole a lot of money from people and was giving it to his friends, and he also hid some of it under big stones and rocks in backward places where very few people were travelling. He went on very well for some time, and he had a lot of money left by among the money was a lot of gold. Well, this man would never be found out but when he was stealing the money he told one man, but this man was not to tell anybody about it.
After some time the man whom he told about the stolen money wanted some of it from him, the man who had stolen the money delayed in giving it to him. Then the other man was very angry when he did not get the money at once, so he told the story around to everybody. The man was got and was taken to court, and was found guilty and he was to be hanged, before he died he was asked where the money but he refused to tell them. As he was about to die, he called one man and said, that there was about five hundred pounds hidden under the biggest stone on the Caslin Hills. Many people have searched since, and are searching even to this day but have failed to find the money.
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2021-04-08 17:18
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There was once a man who lived in the County Roscommon & he stole a lot of money from people and was giving it to his friends, and he also hid some of it under big stones and rocks in backward places where very few people were travelling. He went on very well for some time, and he had a lot of money left by among the money was a lot of gold. Well, this man would never be found out but when he was stealing the money he told one man, but this man was not to tell anybody about it.
After some time the man whom he told about the stolen money wanted some of it from him, the man who had stolen the money delayed in giving it to him. Then the other man was very angry when he did not get the money at once, so he told the story around to everybody.
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2021-04-08 17:17
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There was once a man who lived in the County Roscommon & he stole a lot of money from people and was giving it to his friends, and he also hid some of it under big stones and rocks in backward places where very few people were travelling. He went on very well for some time, and he had a lot of money left by among the money was a lot of gold. Well, this man would never be found out but when he was stealing the money he told one man, but this man was not to tell anybody about it.
After some time the man whom he told about the stolen money wanted some of it from him, the man who had stolen the money delayed in giving it to him. Then the other man was very angry when he did not get the money at once, so he told the story around to everybody.
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2021-04-08 17:12
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There was once a man who lived in the County Roscommon & he stole a lot of money from people and was giving it to his friends, and he also hid some of it under big stones and rocks in backward places where very few people were travelling. He went on very well for some time, and he had a lot of money left by among the money was a lot of gold. Well, this man would never be found out but when he was stealing the money he told one man, but this man was not to tell anybody about it.
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2021-04-07 17:05
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There are several old sayings and proverbs handed down to us from the old people, with regard to signs of good weather, a few of which are quoted below.
For instance when the sun goes down sparkling it is a sign of rain, also when a ring encircles the moon rain follows, numerous stars in the sky at night sparkling brightly is a sign of frost, and a rainbow betoken to sunny showery weather. Now when the wind blows from the south west rain follows as a general rule, and from that point most rain comes. North wind brings frost and snow. Some animals give signs of the weather for instance sheep and goats look for shelter, before rain, also ducks shout for rain.
When the sky appears red at sunset, rain is supposed to follow, and
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2021-04-07 16:58
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There are several old sayings and proverbs handed down to us from the old people, with regard to signs of good weather, a few of which are quoted below.
For instance when the sun goes down sparkling it is a sign of rain, also when a ring encircles the moon rain follows, numerous stars in the sky at night sparkling brightly is a sign of frost, and a rainbow betoken to sunny showery weather. Now when the wind blows from the south west rain follows as a general rule, and from that most rain comes.
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2021-04-07 16:51
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There are several old sayings and proverbs handed down to us from the old people, with regard to signs of good weather, a few of which are quoted below.
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Another cure is the leavings of a husband and wife of the same name before they were married.
A cure for small sores was to put a fasting spittle on the hearth for nine mornings and rub it on the sore. Walsh's blood was a cure for wildfire. This was the blood of a person whose father's and mother's name was Walsh.
For burns people went to a person who had a cure for burns. This cure was got by licking a man-keeper and the man who licked the man-keeper had only to lick the burn.
One cure for mumps was to go to the piggery and rub each side of the face against the door and say "hurrais the much tigheadh do leicnese". Another cure was to put the pot-hooks around the neck and go to a stream dividing two villages and rub three drops of water and three stones and say, "leicneach leicneach sin agat a leicneach"
For boils, a cure was to go to a place where four streams and on three consecutive Sundays before the sun rose and rub three drops of the water
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2021-04-07 16:45
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Another cure is the leavings of a husband and wife of the same name before they were married.
A cure for small sores was to put a fasting spittle on the hearth for nine mornings and rub it on the sore. Walsh's blood was a cure for wildfire. This was the blood of a person whose father's and mother's name was Walsh.
For burns people went to a person who had a cure for burns. This cure was got by licking a man-keeper and the man who licked the man-keeper had only to lick the burn.
One cure for mumps was to go to the piggery and rub each side of the face against the door and say "hurrais the much tigheadh do leicnese". Another cure was to put the pot-hooks around the neck and go to a stream dividing two villages and rub three drops of water and three stones and say, "leicneach leicneach sin agat a leicneach"
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2021-04-07 16:39
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Another cure is the leavings of a husband and wife of the same name before they were married.
A cure for small sores was to put a fasting spittle on the hearth for nine mornings and rub it on the sore. Walsh's blood was a cure for wildfire. This was the blood of a person whose father's and mother's name was Walsh.
For burns people went to a person who had a cure for burns. This cure was got by licking a man-keeper and the man who licked the man-keeper had only to lick the burn.
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2021-04-07 16:35
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Another cure is the leavings of a husband and wife of the same name before they were married.
A cure for small sores was to put a fasting spittle on the hearth for nine mornings and rub it on the sore. Walsh's blood was a cure for wildfire. This was the blood of a person whose father's and mother's name was Walsh.
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2021-04-05 18:34
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The people began to wear boots at 20 years or there abouts. There are no accounts of people who never wore boots or shoes. The children go bare footed in Summer but not the year round.
The water for washing the feet is spilled away. Boots are repared locally but not made locally. There are no shoemakers in the district. Clogs are worn but not made locally. There are no sayings or proverbs connected with the above. Clogs are worn in Winter but not in Summer. Leather was never made in the district.
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2021-04-05 18:22
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2021-04-05 18:21
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There was once a widow's son who was going to visit his uncle in the North of Ireland. There was no means of travelling in those days except by foot. He used to stay in a farmer's house at night. Once he came to a friend's house and he stayed in it for the night. In the morning they had "deer meat" for the breakfast. The boy had made a vow never to eat "deer meat". But he did not know it as it was made up in a sandwich. He eat the "deer meat" and contined on his journey. At last he reached his uncle's. He stayed in it for three years. When he was coming home he stayed in the same house. They had "deer meat" for the breakfast. But the boy said he had made a vow never to eat "deer meat". But, said the man of the house, you ate it here three years ago. At that the boy fell dead.
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2021-04-05 18:15
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There was once a widow's son who was going to visit his uncle in the North of Ireland. There was no means of travelling in those days except by foot. He used to stay in a farmer's house at night. Once he came to a friend's house and he stayed in it for the night. In the morning they had "deer meat" for the breakfast. The boy had made a vow never to eat "deer meat". But he did not know it as it was made up in a sandwich. He eat the "deer meat" and contined on his journey. At last he reached his uncle's.
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2021-04-02 17:33
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Q. Under the water, over the water and never touches the water.
A. (A duck having an egg and she diving in a pond.)
Q. Ceann m-aghaidh tóin agus tóin m-aghaidh talamh riddle me that and I will give you a banbh.
A. (A man milking a goat.)
Q. My father gave me seed to sow. When the seed began to grow, Like a garden full of snow. When the snow began to melt. Like a ship without a belt. When the ship began to sail. Like a bird without a tail. When the bird begane to fly. Like an eagle in the sky. When the sky began to fall. Lord have mercy on us all.
A. (A ship drounwing.)
Q. Four feet hanging, four feet ganging, four feet lying in the press
A. A cow in calf.
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2021-04-02 17:31
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Q. Under the water, over the water and never touches the water.
A. (A duck having an egg and she diving in a pond.)
Q. Ceann m-aghaidh tóin agus tóin m-aghaidh talamh riddle me that and I will give you a banbh.
A. (A man milking a goat.)
Q. My father gave me seed to sow. When the seed began to grow, Like a garden full of snow. When the snow began to melt.Like a ship without a belt. When the ship began to sail. Like a bird without a tail. When the bird begane to fly. Like an eagle in the sky. When the sky began to fall. Lord have mercy on us all.
A. (A ship drounwing.)
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2021-04-02 16:18
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or a gun to protect himself. He (River) always brought his servant with him and when he was coming from Dublin one day he asked his servant had the blacksmith a curse. So the servant said he had. The gentleman said he intended to find out.
When they came to the forge the man asked the smith if he had the curse. The blacksmith said he did not know. The man asked if he ever used the curse. The smith replied that he had no occasion as he was on good terms with all his neighbours. The man said he would ride down as far as a hill that was near and that if he was not killed that he would come back and kill him with his sword.
The blacksmith began striking the anvil with a big sledge and began cursing. He took of his coat and waistcoat and kept on cursing until he began to sweat. He sent out his servant to see if the man
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2021-04-02 16:14
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or a gun to protect himself. He (River) always brought his servant with him and when he was coming from Dublin one day he asked his servant had the blacksmith a curse. So the servant said he had. The gentleman said he intended to find out.
When they came to the forge the man asked the smith if he had the curse. The blacksmith said he did not know. The man asked if he ever used the curse. The smith replied that he had no occasion as he was on good terms with all his neighbours. The man said he would ride down as far as a hill that was near and that if he was not killed that he would come back and kill him with his sword.
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2021-04-02 16:11
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or a gun to protect himself. He (River) always brought his servant with him and when he was coming from Dublin one day he asked his servant had the blacksmith a curse. So the servant said he had. The gentleman said he intended to find out.
When they came to the forge the man asked the smith if he had the curse. The blacksmith said he did not know. The man asked if he ever used the curse.
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2021-04-02 16:08
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or a gun to protect himself. He (River) always brought his servant with him and when he was coming from Dublin one day he asked his servant had the blacksmith a curse. So the servant said he had. The gentleman said he intended to find out.
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2021-04-02 16:02
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The potatoes must be weeded before the stalks get too big, and then they are sprayed. When the digging comes the farmer gets a big "meitheal" and this shortens the work to a week or so. Some of the younger crowd pick them. The best potatoes are the Kerr Pinks and Champions.
The potatoes are stored in heaps and covered with clay.
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2021-04-02 15:53
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The houses were much more numerous in former days and the ruins of some of them can still be seen.
It is counted a very healthy district as the land is very elevated.
There are two or three very old people living in it still. There is one old man 95 years and his name is Michael Neary, Carroward, Four-Mile-House, Roscommon
and another 75 years. His name is Pat Brennan.
There is a blessed well convenient to the district called "St. Patrick's Well". It is very remarkable and there never is more than a foot of water in depth in it. It is said that some people took water out of it for use and that no matter what amount of heat or (water) fire they put to it, it will not boil.
There are several heaps of stones around it where pilgrims carried them there in by-gone days. There is also a large ash-tree growing in bush shape on the brink of the well and the roots are entwined in the wall around it and it looks as if it were centuries old.
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2021-04-02 15:49
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The houses were much more numerous in former days and the ruins of some of them can still be seen.
It is counted a very healthy district as the land is very elevated.
There are two or three very old people living in it still. There is one old man 95 years and his name is Michael Neary, Carroward, Four-Mile-House, Roscommon
and another 75 years. His name is Pat Brennan.
There is a blessed well convenient to the district called "St. Patrick's Well". It is very remarkable and there never is more than a foot of water in depth in it. It is said that some people took water out of it for use and that no matter what amount of heat or (water) fire they put to it, it will not boil.
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2021-04-02 15:44
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The name of my district is Carroward it is situated in the Four-Mile-Parish and in the Bsllintubber barony.
There are about fifty living in it and the family name most common is Brennan.
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2021-04-02 15:40
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Bhíodh saoghal na ndaoine ana dheacair fadó i gcomparad leis an am faoi lathair. Fadó bhí ar na daoine arán dubh déanta as seagal is coirce a ith.
Bhíodh bró no bróinte muilinn chun an arbhar a mheilt ag cách, beagnach. Deireann sean daoine na haimsire seo go raibh orra pota arbhair a thriumú agus a mheilt ar maidin i gcóir an bhricfeasta.
Bhíodh a lán aráin aca, cáca fátaí, bacsti agus arán coirce. Uaireannta nuair a bhíodh an bainne ar an nganncuid do fuinntí an t-aran le h-uisce. Nuair a bhíodh an cáca déanta dheineadh comhartha na Croise. ar a bharr. Fadó do bacáilti an t-arán os comhair na teineadh ar taca. As craoibh agus trí cosa fuithi a déantai an taca seo. Tugtaoi "traiste" ar seo. Déantai arán
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2021-04-02 15:38
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Bhíodh saoghal na ndaoine ana dheacair fadó i gcomparad leis an am faoi lathair. Fadó bhí ar na daoine arán dubh déanta as seagal is coirce a ith.
Bhíodh bró no bróinte muilinn chun an arbhar a mheilt ag cách, beagnach. Deireann sean daoine na haimsire seo go raibh orra pota arbhair a thriumú agus a mheilt ar maidin i gcóir an bhricfeasta.
Bhíodh a lán aráin aca, cáca fátaí, bacsti agus arán coirce. Uaireannta nuair a bhíodh an bainne ar an nganncuid do fuinntí an t-aran le h-uisce. Nuair a bhíodh an cáca déanta dheineadh comhartha na Croise. ar a bharr. Fadó do bacáilti an t-arán os comhair na teineadh ar taca. As craoibh agus trí cosa fuithi a déantai an taca seo.
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2021-04-02 15:36
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Bhíodh saoghal na ndaoine ana dheacair fadó i gcomparad leis an am faoi lathair. Fadó bhí ar na daoine arán dubh déanta as seagal is coirce a ith.
Bhíodh bró no bróinte muilinn chun an arbhar a mheilt ag cách, beagnach. Deireann sean daoine na haimsire seo go raibh orra pota arbhair a thriumú agus a mheilt ar maidin i gcóir an bhricfeasta.
Bhíodh a lán aráin aca, cáca fátaí, bacsti agus arán coirce. Uaireannta nuair a bhíodh an bainne ar an nganncuid do fuinntí an t-aran le h-uisce. Nuair a bhíodh an cáca déanta dheineadh comhartha na Croise. ar a bharr.
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2021-04-02 15:31
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Bhíodh saoghal na ndaoine ana dheacair fadó i gcomparad leis an am faoi lathair. Fadó bhí ar na daoine arán dubh déanta as seagal is coirce a ith.
Bhíodh bró no bróinte muilinn chun an arbhar a mheilt ag cách, beagnach. Deireann sean daoine na haimsire seo go raibh orra pota arbhair a thriumú agus a mheilt ar maidin i gcóir an bhricfeasta.
ca déanta dheineadh comhartha na Croise. ar a bharr.
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2021-04-02 15:27
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Bhíodh saoghal na ndaoine ana dheacair fadó i gcomparad leis an am faoi lathair. Fadó bhí ar na daoine arán dubh déanta as seagal is coirce a ith.
ca déanta dheineadh comhartha na Croise. ar a bharr.
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The houses were much more numerous in former days and the ruins of some of them can still be seen.
It is counted a very healthy district as the land is very elevated.
There are two or three very old people living in it still. There is one old man 95 years and his name is Michael Neary, Carroward, Four-Mile-House, Roscommon
and another 75 years. His name is Pat Brennan.
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2021-04-01 17:24
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ca déanta dheineadh comhartha na Croise. ar a bharr.
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2021-04-01 17:19
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Bhíodh saoghal na ndaoine ana dheacair fadó i gcomparad leis an am faoi lathair. Fadó bhí ar na daoine arán dubh déanta as seagal is coirce a ith.
Bhíodh bró no bróinte muilinn chun an arbhar a mheilt ag các, beagnach. Deireann sean daoine na haimsire seo go raibh orra pota arbhair a thriumú agus a mheilt ar maidin i gcóir an bhricfeasta.
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2021-03-31 17:46
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At first the rods are pointed and then stuck down in a rectangular shape. There are thirty six rods stuck down now in the ground. There has to be a bunion put on it first two rods stuck in and out through the ribs for the bunion. Then the weaving goes on again plainly till he comes to where the eyes should be put. Then he puts on another bunion and curves one of the two rods and sticks it down beside the other one. He does that with each one of the two rods that are standing up.
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2021-03-31 17:33
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róistín corr uair freisin.
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2021-03-31 17:32
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Tá difriocht mór eadar arán an lae indiu agus arán an tsean-aimsir. D'ithidís arán déanta as coirce is seagal agus nuair an bainne gann fuinidís le h-uisge é.
Gnití "bacsti" as fataí. Baineadh an craiceann díobh ar dtúis agus annsin do scríobadh iad. Measguidheadh plúr i measg na fátaí agus bacáileadh ar roistín iad.
Déantar arán as turnaipí fado. Ar dtuis bheirbhuigheadh an turnap i bpota gan uisce agus a bheadh sé bog tógtaí anuas é agus plúr measguithe leis.
Gnithear comhartha na Croise ar bharr chácha i gcomhnuidhe, mar ceaptar go gcuiduigheann é seo leis an mbacáil.
Déantar arán-fátaí fos leis na fátaí do lomaradh agus iad a beirbhiughadh agus plúr a measgadh leo.
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Saint Brigid's feast day falls on the first of February. The people of the country make crosses in honour of her. The cross is made of two bits of sticks and Rushes. Long ago the people used make it with this as they had nothing, this custom is kept up still. The cross is blessed by the priest and put at back of the doors in the home, this is to prevent sickness coming into the house throughout the year through the intercession of Saint Brigid.
Saint Patrick who brought the faith to this country told them the meaning of the cross he had such love for both the people and the cross. The Irish people make it every year in honour of him.
Flowers are put outside the door on May day to honour our Blessed Lady. Long ago they used to have on May Eve what they call the May Pole. They used
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2021-03-31 17:11
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Saint Brigid's feast day falls on the first of February. The people of the country make crosses in honour of her. The cross is made of two bits of sticks and Rushes. Long ago the people used make it with this as they had nothing, this custom is kept up still. The cross is blessed by the priest and put at back of the doors in the home, this is to prevent sickness coming into the house throughout the year through the intercession of Saint Brigid.
Saint Patrick who brought the faith to this country told them the meaning of the cross he had such love for both the people and the cross. The Irish people make it every year in honour of him.
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2021-03-31 17:08
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Saint Brigid's feast day falls on the first of February. The people of the country make crosses in honour of her. The cross is made of two bits of sticks and Rushes. Long ago the people used make it with this as they had nothing, this custom is kept up still. The cross is blessed by the priest and put at back of the doors in the home, this is to prevent sickness coming into the house throughout the year through the intercession of Saint Brigid.
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The Local Fairs of long ago were generally held in fairgreens but it was more beneficial to both buyer and seller. If it were held in the town on a very cold morning men who were up very early needed some warm food and drink, which cannot be availed of when in a fairgreen. It also suited the publican and hotels the more. Sometimes the buyer would come to farms where a large number of stock were to be sold and buy them, and take them away from there, this was of great benefit to the farmer. Also stock were disposed of to and from the fair.
Some fairs of this town were discontinued although for instance the "Ballinafad Fair" which was held on the 27th August at the town of Ballinafad. This was a noted day for fighting and at the present day day there are some sighns up where some men are buried. At those fairs "toll" was paid by the buyer of the cattle
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The Local Fairs of long ago were generally held in fairgreens but it was more beneficial to both buyer and seller. If it were held in the town on a very cold morning men who were up very early needed some warm food and drink, which cannot be availed of when in a fairgreen. It also suited the publican and hotels the more. Sometimes the buyer would come to farms where a large number of stock were to be sold and buy them, and take them away from there, this was of great benefit to the farmer. Also stock were disposed of to and from the fair.
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The Local Fairs of long ago were generally held in fairgreens but it was more beneficial to both buyer and seller. If it were held in the town on a very cold morning men who were up very early needed some warm food and drink, which cannot be availed of when in a fairgreen. It also suited the publican and hotels the more.
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Long ago when there were no doctors in this country, people relied on what they called "Country Quacks". Those "country quacks" had cures confined to their own families and handed down to them by their forefathers. They depended alot on herbs that grew in the land. They had different herbs to cure different diseases.
For a burn they would make ointment from the roots of daisies, and likewise for other more serious diseases. To cure a bad cold a person would go under the treatment known as "sweating" and to cure a pleurisy this so called doctor would extract what they called "bad blood" from their veins. To cure the whooping cough people had several remedies, such as, the leavings of two people married of the same name, another was to tie a red tape round the child's neck, by either of the God - parents without speaking.
There were several holy wells throughout the country, which were supposed to be visited by Saint Patrick, and the water from any
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Long ago when there were no doctors in this country, people relied on what they called "Country Quacks". Those "country quacks" had cures confined to their own families and handed down to them by their forefathers. They depended alot on herbs that grew in the land. They had different herbs to cure different diseases.
For a burn they would make ointment from the roots of daisies, and likewise for other more serious diseases. To cure a bad cold a person would go under the treatment known as "sweating" and to cure a pleurisy this so called doctor would extract what they called "bad blood" from their veins.
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Long ago when there were no doctors in this country, people relied on what they called "Country Quacks". Those "country quacks" had cures confined to their own families and handed down to them by their forefathers. They depended alot on herbs that grew in the land. They had different herbs to cure different diseases.
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you were churning when you tried to kill the clock with your foot well that was me".
The husband and sons came in and the man had to fight hard to save his life.
He never went that road after.
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In days gone by before there were many rail-roads in Ireland, there used to be carmen drawing loading from Dublin to all parts of Ireland. They used to come through Strokestown on to Boyle, Colooney and Ballisodare and Sligo and even farther on.
There was a car man living between Elphin and Croghan and he used to tell how he went to the very north of Ireland. In those days there used to be witches that used to take the butter from their neighbours' churns.
This man was churning one morning, when he saw a clock crossing the floor, he put out his foot to kill it, but he only injured it.
One day when he was going up north with a load, he had no matches to light his pipe, so he went into this house to light it. When he went in, he saw an old crippled hag in an armchair in the corner.
When she saw him, she roared out, Thar is the man that broke my back." "Is it me" said the man, "I never saw you before".
She said to him, "Do you mind the morning
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The Schools during the Penal Days were very different to the schools we have nowadays. They were called Hedge Schools as they were behind the hedges, for two reasons, namely ; - the English soldiers were on their track, and behind the hedges were warmer and more sheltered than anywhere else.
The Masters were mostly all strangers as they had to move from district because if they stayed too long in one place the soldiers would catch them. The teachers lodged in the house of their pupils, staying a night or two in each house, they never got any pay, and thus, they were very poorly dressed.
The subjects taught were Irish, Sums, Latin and Greek. All the subjects possible were taught in Irish.
The children sat down in a ring with the
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The Schools during the Penal Days were very different to the schools we have nowadays. They were called Hedge Schools as they were behind the hedges, for two reasons, namely ; - the English soldiers were on their track, and behind thehedges were warmer and more sheltered than anywhere else.
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was that the people who did so knew the Hunts & Rocks were nearly related. Another family that have an old Headstone are the Berreens or Barrys as they call themselves now. My paternal Grandfather's mother was Berreen, and another Rose Berreen was married to a man named Johnny Hunt both of them being second cousins to my father. Another brother Darby Berreen was married to a first cousin of my father's (Catherine Duffy) a niece of his mothers. Another brother Martin Berreen was shot in a riot by the Revenue who had a barracks in Strokestown now called "The Hollow".
The next graveyard in which the most burials are is Kilcooly or as the old people called it Kill - a - hooly , then some go to Tulsk & some to Ogulla & Killina. A few go to Bamblin & Lisonuffy, but the majority of the burials are in Cloonfinlough & Kilcooly.
There is a happening after burials in Cloonfinlough which I have never heard of in any other graveyard. If the person to be buried there, ? one who has an old right of burial, then no matter what kind the weather is a cloud arises in the west and the rain rains during the interment, this I have frequently witnessed but have never seen it happen in any other graveyard at which I have attended a funeral. I have never heard any legend with regard to it but the fact remains.
With regard to fairy stories I have not heard many and experienced few. One of the earlier
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by the Donnelly family and it is in this man's land the remains of "The Palace" is situated. The family has now died out and the land is in the possession of a man named "Michael Hunt on the hill or so he is nicknamed "Mike Luck" his father was so grand after coming from America that he was called "boye"? to distinguish him from others of the same name. All this refers to the times preceding the Great famine.
As I have mentioned the Holy Water Stoup in Cloonfinlough Graveyard it may be as well to tell all I know about it now. I have heard it dates from the Thirteenth Century and the remains of an old Church are still there consisting of the South Sidewall & part of the Western door. There would be more of it standing but the Northern Sidewall & Eastern endwall were taken down by the Priests & people to build a surrounding wall around the Graveyard as there was nothing to prevent pigs, cattle etc to enter it. It is circular in shape & seemed to be built in a Rath or Lios - there is a Crannog in the lake opposite it from which lots of bones were dug up & sold. There is a Holy [Water]? stone on a level with the foundation & forming part of it at the [Eastern]? door which was Gothic in shape - The district around is still called Ballintemple & pronounced by the old people “Ballintampel”. The Holy Water Stoup which never runs dry is in the middle of the
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There are five Churchyards in the parish. There names are Kilcolley, Tulsk, Ogulla, Killina, and Tubbrell. The are all still in use. None of them are round in shape. They graveyards are not level. There are trees growing in the graveyards. The crosses are not made of iron or wood the are made of stone. There are no people buried within the ruins. The graveyards don't slope any way. There is no story or tradition
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There are five churchyards in the parish. There names are Ogulla, Tulsk, Kilcooley, Killina Tubbrel. They are still in use. The graveyards are not level. There are trees growing in them. The crosses are out of stone. The churchyards dont slope any way. There is no story or tradition connected with the churchyards.
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was told that the who did so knew the Hunts & Rocks were nearly related. Another family that have an old Headstone are the Berreens or Barrys as they call themselves now. My paternal Grandfather's mother was Berreen, and another Rose Berreen was married to a man named Johnny Hunt both of them being second cousins to my father. Another brother Darby Berreen was married to a first cousin of my father's (Catherine Duffy) a niece of his mothers. Another brother Martin Berreen was shot in a riot by the Revenue who had a barracks in Strokestown now called "The Hollow".
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graveyard but how it came to be in this position is not known. I have seen it taken up in making graves and put back again. Among the families buried there are the Rocks - the last of them being John Rock an uncle of Cardinal McCloskey, who died in May 1885. His wife (Eliza Duffy a sister of John Duffy of Ballygarden in Kiltrustan Parish) and his two sons Michael & Edward & daughter Lizzie then emigrated to Australia as their two eldest sons John & Patrick had settled in Sydney with a sister Biddy, having gone there on the free Emigration. John Rock's sister who was the Cardinal 's mother was named Biddy or Anne. This John Rock & the Cardinal's mother would be 4th cousins of mine as they were second cousins once removed of my father. I don't know if the Rocks' burial plot has been used by any others since they emigrated I know that some people (Farrells of Cloonmurray) claimed kindred with them and intended to bury their father Mick Farrell in their Plot, but instead of doing so they opened a grave in the Hunt's burial Plot and buried him there, although there was a slab? in the Hunts' burial plot erected to the memory of a Michael Hunt (a Great Grand Uncle of my father) and his wife Margaret Walker and their two sons Peter & Francis bearing date 1777 which is still standing beside the Celtic Cross I erecte to the memory of my father & mother in 1915. I believe the reason the grave was opened in the Hunts' plot
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graveyard but how it came to be in this position is not known. I have seen it taken up in making graves and put back again. Among the families buried there are the Rocks - the last of them being John Rock an uncle of Cardinal McCloskey, who died in May 1885. His wife (Eliza Duffy a sister of John Duffy of Ballygarden in Kiltrustan Parish) and his two sons Michael & Edward & daughter Lizzie then emigrated to Australia as their two eldest sons John & Patrick had settled in Sydney with a sister Biddy, having gone there on the free Emigration. John Rock's sister who was the Cardinal 's mother was named Biddy or Anne. This John Rock & the Cardinal's mother would be 4th cousins of mine as they were second cousins once removed of my father.
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Where did the cock crow when he was heard by all living?
Ans. In the ark.
When is a Scotchman like a donkey?
Ans. When he stands on his "banks" and braes".
Where were the three last nails that were driven into the ark struck.?.
Ans. On the head.
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by the Donnelly family and it is in this man' land the remains of "The Palace" is situated. The family has now died out and the land is in the possession of a man named "Michael Hunt on the hill or so he is nicknamed "Mike Luck" his father was so grand after coming from America that he was called "boye"? to distinguish him from others of the same name. All this refers to the times preceding the Great famine.
As I have mentioned the Holy Water Stoup in Cloonfinlough Graveyard it may be as well to tell all I know about it now. I have heard it dates from the Thirteenth Century and the remains of an old Church are still there consisting of the South Sidewall & part of the Western door. There would be more of it standing but the Northern Sidewall & Eastern endwall were taken down by the Priests & people to build a surrounding wall around the Graveyard as there was nothing to prevent pigs, cattle to enter it.
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by the Donnelly family and it is in this man' land the remains of "The Palace" is situated. The family has now died out and the land is in the possession of a man named "Michael Hunt on the hill or so he is nicknamed "Mike Luck" his father was so grand after coming from America that he was called "boye"? to distinguish him from others of the same name. All this refers to the times preceding the Great famine.
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A drink called "Sowans" was usually made from the oat seeds or "hull" mixed with a little of the oatmeal and allowed to "sour". This was generally used as a drink instead of water. For manure every occupier generally burned a kiln of lime and spread it on the ground after the crop being taken off and dug it into the soil when preparing it for the next year's crop. A funny custom was that the people of Cloonraine generally intermarried and if an outsider went looking for a wife, he was welcomed with a drop of poteen and when he was "hearty" all the buttons were cut off his breeches and he had to go home holding it up with his hands - he never afterwards went courting to Cloonraine.
When the Flax mill was built at Cloonfree Bridge the cultivation of Flax was taken up. The owners of the Flax mill - the Mahons of Strokestown brought a man from the north of Ireland (Keegan) & manage it and he disposed of the spun flax - the "tow" was kept at home and was spun into thread by the women during the winter nights. It was woven into sacking and sold at the Strokestown market. There was a weaver's loom kept by a man living near Cloonfree Lake named Neary his descendants live there still (Michl Flynn) whether there was a weaver or not in Cloonraine I do not know.
There was a Dyeing & Pressing establishment in Cloonfree in what was styled Cloonfree Cottage owned
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A drink called "Swans" was usually made from the oat seeds or "hull" mixed with a little of the oatmeal and allowed to "sour". This was generally used as a drink instead of water. For manure every occupier generally burned a kiln of lime and spread it on the ground after the crop being taken off and dug it into the soil when preparing it for the next year's crop. A funny custom was that the people of Cloonraine generally intermarried and if an outsider went looking for a wife, he was welcomed with a drop of poteen and when he was "hearty" all the buttons were cut off his breeches and he had to go home holding it up with his hands - he never afterwards went courting to Cloonraine.
When the Flax mill was built at Cloonfree Bridge the cultivation of Flax was taken up. The owners of the Flax mill - the Mahons of Strokestown brought a man from the north of Ireland (Keegan) & manage it and he disposed of the spun flax - the "tow" was kept at home and was spun into thread by the women during the winter nights. It was woven into sacking and sold at the Strokestown market. There was a weaver's loom kept by a man living near Cloonfree Lake named Neary his descendants live there still (Michl Flynn) whether there was a weaver or not in Cloonraine I do not know.
There was a Dyeing & Pressing establishment in Cloonfree in what was styled Cloonfree Cottage owned
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A drink called "Swans" was usually made from the oat seeds or "hull" mixed with a little of the oatmeal and allowed to "sour". This was generally used as a drink instead of water. For manure every occupier generally burned a kiln of lime and spread it on the ground after the crop being taken off and dug it into the soil when preparing it for the next year's crop. A funny custom was that the people of Cloonraine generally intermarried and if an outsider went looking for a wife, he was welcomed with a drop of poteen and when he was "hearty" all the buttons were cut off his breeches and he had to go home holding it up with his hands - he never afterwards went courting to Cloonraine.
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raiding for poteen.
Another story I heard my father tell was about the appearance of the Devil in the form of a black man. His father was for punishing one of his brothers for some fault and the boy ran out and hid in the barn. Some time after he came running to the door and said the black man was after him. My father took a pitchfork and went out to the boy? hay?. He saw the black man standing against the end of the pig stye, he went on one knee and drove the pitchfork which had only one prong against the figure but it immediately changed into the form of a black dog and ran out beside him and disappeared.
As I am now severing my connection with teaching after fifty years as monitor, unpaid assistant & Principal of the Cloonfree School since 1st July 1896, I have to close these remarks on 31st Dec 1938.
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In the year 1867 Irish was spoken in the home of Peter Brennan of Ashbrook.
Cloonfinlough. Cloonfinlough. Barry Igoe
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,, Cloonera. Thos. Bodkin
,, Carrowniscagh. Patk. Tighe
,, ,, Wm. Gillogley
,, ,, Ed. Reynolds
,, Cloonfree Ml. Moore.
,, ,, John Lally
,, Lecarrow Luke O'Gara
Kiltrustan Parish Corskeagh Patk. Moran

,, Grange Patk. Doyle
,, Kiltrustan John Nary
,, Kil. Chapel Ml. Gibbons
Lisonuffy Parish Curraghroe. Dan Mahon
,, Dunacorneen. Bryan Murphy
,, Erragh Ed. Murphy.
N.B. Some of the theses schools were mud cabins, others were barns all were carried on under great difficulties by these faithful teachers.
* The Murphys mentioned above were near relatives of the Ed. Murphy N.T. Curraghroe
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In the year 1867 Irish was spoken in the home of Peter Brennan of Ashbrook.
Cloonfinlough. Cloonfinlough. Barry Igoe
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,, Cloonera. Thos. Bodkin
,, Carrowniscagh. Patk. Tighe
,, ,, Wm. Gillogley
,, ,, Ed. Reynolds
,, Cloonfree Ml. Moore.
,, ,, John Lally
,, Lecarrow Luke O'Gara
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Ans = When it is raining cats and dogs.
What is the biggest ant in the world
Ans. An elephant
When is a soldier like a baby
Ans = When he is in arms
Why is a soldier like a woman
Ans = One powders the face and the other faces the powder.
Why is a wood like a luggage van
Ans = Because both have trunks.
What goes up when the rain comes down?
Ans = An umbrella.
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Strokestown or Bumblin Parish
Mahon's Yard Michael Connor
North Yard James Hodian
Cordromen Brigit O'Gara Roger Spollen
Gorryglass. Thos. Berne.
Lower Cullagh. Hugh M'Neill
Ballyferry (?) Jas. Croghan
Church Street. Ml. Moore
" Owen Hely
,, Mrs. Mc Dermott.
Bridge Street. Mrs. Neary Colgan
Elphin St. Mrs. O' Beirne Burne
,, Ml. Maguire

,, Chas. Costello
,, Patk. Hanly
,, John Tighe.
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fairy was gone but he set to work and dug deep down into the ground.
When he had dug for some time he came upon a small box he pulled it out with great glee now said he to himself. I shall be rich for ever. He opened the box and found inside only a hammer an awl and a last. He was very angry with the fairy. He took the box to his house. When he looked into the box again he saw a piece of paper in it on it were some words written. he took out the paper and read those words, "Here are the means of building your house and buying good clothes. If you use them they will make you rich. A good trade is the best crock from which a poor man can get gold." Pat took the hint he worked steadily at his trade and was not seen so often at fairs and wakes, and was able to put money in the bank. He now began to see that the fairy had not after all, played a trick upon him.
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fairy was gone but he set to work and dug deep down into the ground.
When he had dug for some time he came upon a small box he pulled it out with great glee now said he to himself. I shall be rich for ever. He opened the box and found inside only a hammer an awl and a last. He was very angry with the fairy. He took the box to his house. When he looked into the box again he saw a piece of paper in it on it were some words written. he took out the paper and read those words, "Here are the means of building your house and buying good clothes. If you use them they will make you rich. A good trade is the best crock from which a poor man can get gold."
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Pat was about to turn his head but the thought came to him that the fairy only wanted him to look away for a moment.
No No my little man I am to sharp to be caught in that way I will not take my eyes off you tell me where the crock of gold is. The fairy tried in many ways to get Pat's eyes off him for a moment but it was of no use. At last the fairy said you want to to know where the crock of gold is to be found? I do said Pat and what will you do with the crock of gold when you get it asked the fairy. I will build a good house and live in comfort. "Well said the fairy I will show you where to find gold that will give you all those things on the ground and I will walk to the place where the gold is to be found. Pat put the little man on the ground but kept his eyes on him all the while. The little man walked to the centre of the rath where a big tree grew. Under the root of this tree the gold is hidden said the fairy go to your home and get a spade and dig here and you will find. Pat did as he was told. When he came back the
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Pat was about to turn his head but the thought came to him that the fairy only wanted him to look away for a moment.
No No my little man I am to sharp to be caught in that way I will not take my eyes off you tell me where the crock of gold is. The fairy tried in many ways to get Pat's eyes off him for a moment but it was of no use. At last the fairy said you want to to know where the crock of gold is to be found? I do said Pat and what will you do with the crock of gold when you get it asked the fairy. I will build a good house and live in comfort. "Well said the fairy I will show you where to find gold that will give you all those things on the ground and I will walk to the place where the gold is to be found. Pat put the little man on the ground but kept his eyes on him all the while.
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Pat was about to turn his head but the thought came to him that the fairy only wanted him to look away for a moment.
No No my little man I am to sharp to be caught in that way I will not take my eyes off you tell me where the crock of gold is. The fairy tried in many ways to get Pat's eyes off him for a moment but it was of no use. At last the fairy said you want to to know where the crock of gold is to be found? I do said Pat and what will you do with the crock of gold when you get it asked the fairy. I will build a good house and live in comfort. "Well said the fairy I will show you where to find gold that will give you all those things on the ground and I will walk to the place where the gold is to be found. Pat put the little man on the ground but kept his eyes on him all the while.
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Pat was about to turn his head but the thought came to him that the fairy only wanted him to look away for a moment.
No No my little man I am to sharp to be caught in that way I will not take my eyes off you tell me where the crock of gold is. The fairy tried in many ways to get Pat's eyes off him for a moment but it was of no use. At last the fairy said you want to to know where the crock of gold is to be found? I do said Pat and what will you do with the crock of gold when you get it asked the fairy. I will build a good house and live in comfort.
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Strokestown or Bumblin Parish
Mahon's Yard Michael Connor
North Yard James Hodian
Cordromen Brigit O'Gara Roger Spollen
Gorryglass. Thos. Berne.
Lower Cullagh. Hugh M'Neill
Ballyferry (?) Jas. Croghan
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home when all at once he heard a sound of tapping not much louder than the ticking of a watch. He looked round on all sides, and at last saw at the foot of a tree a little man sitting under a mushroom. The little fellow was dressed in a bright rred jacket and had on his head a high hat with two large tassels; he wore long pointed shoes. He was busy at work. He was making a shoe like one of those he wore, and it was his hammer that made the noise which Pat Burke had heard.
Pat fixed his eyes on the little man and without making any noise stepped up to the spot where he was sitting. The little man was so busy with his shoes that he did not look up till Pat streached out his hand and grasped him round the body. Then he gave a great shout but Pat held him fast and he could not set himself free. At that he became quiet and looked as if he could not shake himself free. He spoke in quiet a friendly way to Pat,
"Look a great black dog behind you take care he does not
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home when all at once he heard a sound of tapping not much louder than the ticking of a watch. He looked round on all sides, and at last saw at the foot of a tree a little man sitting under a mushroom. The little fellow was dressed in a bright rred jacket and had on his head a high hat with two large tassels; he wore long pointed shoes. He was busy at work. He was making a shoe like one of those he wore, and it was his hammer that made the noise which Pat Burke had heard.
Pat fixed his eyes on the little man and without making any noise stepped up to the spot where he was sitting. The little man was so busy with his shoes that he did not look up till Pat streached out his hand and grasped him round the body. Then he gave a great shout but Pat held him fast and he could not set himself free. At t
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This fairy is met with only in some lovely place and on nights when the moon is shining brightly. When Pat heard this he made up his mind he would do his best to meet the fairy. If he could get a crock of gold he would build a fine house and wear good clothes and make himself happy for the rest of his life. Everyone knows that the fairies live in raths. the may be seen on the tops of so many hills of Erin. There was a large rath near the cottage in which Pat Burke lived and Pat thought this a most likely place in which to meet the fairy. He waited for a night when the moon was bright and the sky without a cloud.
About eleven o'clock he went to the rath. This he thought should be the best time at which to look for the fairy for he heard it said that faries do not stay out after twelve o'clock. He walked round a great ring of earth which formed the rath, but he could not hear or see anything. He was about to
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This fairy is met with only in some lovely place and on nights when the moon is shining brightly. When Pat heard this he made up his mind he would do his best to meet the fairy. If he could get a crock of gold he would build a fine house and wear good clothes and make himself happy for the rest of his life. Everyone knows that the fairies live in raths. the may be seen on the tops of so many hills of Erin. There was a large rath near the cottage in which Pat Burke lived and Pat thought this a most likely place in which to meet the fairy. He waited for a night when the moon was bright and the sky without a cloud.
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This fairy is met with only in some lovely place and on nights when the moon is shining brightly. When Pat heard this he made up his mind he would do his best to meet the fairy. If he could get a crock of gold he would build a fine house and wear good clothes and make himself happy for the rest of his life. Everyone knows that the fairies live in raths. the may be seen on the tops of so many hills of Erin.
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home when all at once he heard a sound of tapping not much louder than the ticking of a watch. He looked round on all sides, and at last saw at the foot of a tree a little man sitting under a mushroom. The little fellow was dressed in a bright rred jacket and had on his head a high hat with two large tassels; he wore long pointed shoes. He was busy at work. He was making a shoe like one of those he wore, and it was his hammer that made the noise which Pat Burke had heard.
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Years ago lived in Annaghbeg a man by the name of Pat Burke who was by trade a shoemaker. It must be said that he did work too hard at his trade. When he had made some money by a few days work he spent the next two or three days in waisting it.
If there was a fair or a dance within reach he was sure to be there and whatever money he had went quickly. Pat said found that for a little fun he had to work hard, and he would have liked to make money more easily. One night while he was sitting by the fireside with some friends he heard a story of a fairy which if you can catch him, will tell you where you may find crocks of gold.
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The local fields on my farm are, The far field, the Long field, the Hill field, the Barrack's field, Long ago there lived a lot of Guards and they also had a barrack there. The bottom field, the clover the bog field are in front of the house.
The sand field is over from my house. The Grand field The fairy fort, because there lived alot of fairies is this frot long ago. Tom's meadow is at the bottom of the fairy fort. The Lough field is at the back of the Hill field. The hollow of the dead man because there was a dead body discovered there Long ago.
It is said that there was a battle fought there and this man was killed. The soldier used to play games there also. There used to be
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and it will cure it.
A person that gets a sprain should go to a person and get him to tie a piece of thread around the sprain and say a prayer and then it will get better. This thread is called a spraining thread.
Martin MacNeill of Cloonmahane Killina has the cure for itch taken from cattle. He got the cure from a north woman. No one knows but himself what he uses in making the cure. He rubs it on the affected part and cures it.
Dick Dockery from Lisadurn has the cure for the ringworm.
Another cure for whooping cough is to put the child under a mare ass that has a foal and give it some of the asse's milk.
A person that has a sore eye should get eight thorns off a gooseberry bush. He should throw away the first thorn and point the other seven thorns to the
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Thatching is carried on largely in this locality. Most of the houses have thatched roofs although during the past few years a number of the houses have been fitted with slate or tiled roofs.
The method of thatching done here is called scallop thatching. First a quantity of pliable rods are cut and pointed at both ends. These are called scallops. The straw used is mostly rye or wheaten straw. The seed has first to be removed from the straw by threshing. The thatching is started at the eave and a stroke of straw is lain flat on the roof up to the rigging or highest part. The scallops are then bent and driven through the stroke of straw and in through the old thatch. This holds the straw down in position and prevents the wind from blowing it away. The work is then continued stroke after stroke. Any loose or uneven straws are then cut off by a knife.
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In the old Land League days when the Land Lords owned all the land, an old woman named Mrs Patrick Gormley walked from her home in Cummeen in Co Roscommon to the Co Cork to get her rent reduced. It took her three days to go and come back.
Another man named Michael Gormley of Cummeen walked to a fair in Roscommon and carried a young calf home on his back, in a cleeve.
Great mowers
Bernard Neary of Tanseyfield Elphin was able to mow two acres of meadow in the day. He used to earn his living his by mowing and could keep at it the whole season.
John Beirne of Carrowkeel was able to mow an acre and a half in the day.
Brian Dowd of Cummeen Elphin is able to mow one acre every day that he goes out.
Dancers
Paddy Monaghan of Drummullin Elphin was a noted step dancer. He was very fond of it and could dance any time that he was asked. One day that the station was called to his house, he went to Ned
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In the old Land League days when the Land Lords owned all the land, an old woman named Mrs Patrick Gormley walked from her home in Cummeen in Co Roscommon to the Co Cork to get her rent reduced. It took her three days to go and come back.
Another man named Michael Gormley of Cummeen walked to a fair in Roscommon and carried a young calf home on his back, in a cleeve.
Great mowers
Bernard Neary of Tanseyfield Elphin was able to mow two acres of meadow in the day. He used to earn his living his by mowing and could keep at it the whole season.
John Beirne of Carrowkeel was able to mow an acre and a half in the day.
Brian Dowd of Cummeen Elphin is able to mow one acre every day that he goes out.
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In the old Land League days when the Land Lords owned all the land, an old woman named Mrs Patrick Gormley walked from her home in Cummeen in Co Roscommon to the Co Cork to get her rent reduced. It took her three days to go and come back.
Another man named Michael Gormley of Cummeen walked to a fair in Roscommon and carried a young calf home on his back, in a cleeve.
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There was once a man named Joe Keenan who lived in a bog called Dooneen Creeve. On account of the heath that grew round his hut, he went by the name of "Lord Heathfield". This man had one son, and having a good education he went to London and became a clerk in a solicitor's office. Finally he became clerk to a K. C. who had a lovely daughter, and shortly after the young clerk fell in love with her. After some time marriage was spoken of, but the girl's father objected until he would be sure of the boy's parentage in Ireland. So he sent two men to Ireland to find out. They arrived in the town of Roscommon inquiring for "Lord Heathfield". They were directed to the large bog where he lived. On arriving at the place, they saw a small hut, and around it were about twenty goats. They went in and found "Lord Heathfield" and his wife at dinner, which consisted of potatoes and butter - milk which they held on their knees. They chatted with them for some time and then departed. On arriving in London they told the girl's father that the likes of Lord Heathfield's castle was never seen in London, and that
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There was once a man named Joe Keenan who lived in a bog called Dooneen Creeve. On account of the heath that grew round his hut, he went by the name of "Lord Heathfield". This man had one son, and having a good education he went to London and became a clerk in a solicitor's office. Finally he became clerk to a K. C. who had a lovely daughter, and shortly after the young clerk fell in love with her. After some time marriage was spoken of, but the girl's father objected until he would be sure of the boy's parentage in Ireland.
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Horan's for the Vestment box. Paddy Regan another noted dancer, saw Paddy and he got a flute and went out to meet him. He met him and started to play Paddy's favourite tunes, Paddy started into the dancing and Regan along with him. They kept at it until it was late in the day one trying to best the other, so the priest had to go away without any station.
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In the year nineteen hundred and eight a great stor.m swept through the country. It started in the middle of the day. An odd light peal of thunder was to be heard far away and little flashes of lightning fas flashed by. Towards evening the roars of the thunder grew terrible. The lightning lit up the whole country side as it was noww dark. The people were afraid to go out. The cows, the sheep, the horse and all the cattle made for the house and done their best to get in. Every roar of thunder drove them mad. The cows could be heard lowing for miles around with fear. At every flash of lightning the horses went mad, and some of them killed themselves. Many people were left homeless.
John Quinn's house Ardnagowan Elphin was split in two halves by the lightning.
The chimney was blown off Own Casserly's house at Carnular Elphin.
There was a rick of hay burned on John Mc Gowan of Creeve Elphin.
There were eight sheep killed on John Hanly of Smithhill Elphin.
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In the year nineteen hundred and eight a great stor.m swept through the country. It started in the middle of the day. An odd light peal of thunder was to be heard far away and little flashes of lightning fas flashed by. Towards evening the roars of the thunder grew terrible. The lightning lit up the whole country side as it was noww dark. The people were afraid to go out. The cows, the sheep, the horse and all the cattle made for the house and done their best to get in. Every roar of thunder drove them mad. The cows could be heard lowing for miles around with fear. At every flash of lightning the horses went mad, and some of them killed themselves. Many people were left homeless.
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There was once a man named Peter Oates of Cummeen in the parish of Elphin. He was very fond of drink. One day he went to town with an ass and cart, in which there was a goat. He got drunk and stayed in town until late at night. When the ass found himself left alone, he returned home. Some of the good boys that were going rambling saw the ass and knew what had happened took the ass from under the cart. Then they took the wheels from under the cart and carried all into the man's house and put it together again. When the man returned home late at night, he spent a long time trying to get out the donkey and cart. But he couldn't understand how he got in, until he got sober.
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A number of years ago just after Frank Mc Govern setting up in Creeve in Co. Roscommon. He had the shop stocked with everything that could be in a shop. He got a man to help him at the bar. One morning just after the assistant coming in to the shop he noticed a bottle of wine empty on the shelf. He knew that he didn't sell it. Before leaving the shop that evening he made sure to lock all the doors and windows. Because he thought that some of the good boys might be playing a trick on him by putting in ann empty bottle and taking out a full one. Then he put in an (empty) full one and took out the empty bottle. The next morning that bottle was empty. One night he stood up to watch. He sat in a place where he could not be seen by nothing. About two o clock he heard noise on the shelf but could see nothing and in the morning the bottle was empty. The next night he set a trap and in the morning he found the trap snapped and rats hair on it. For a week the rat wasn't able to come, one night he was seen again with his leg nicely bandaged and
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(1) Ma castar sn/ram bhreac amháin ar duine deirtear go mbíodh mbíodh mí ádh aige dhá chinn bíodh áthas ortha, trí chinn, bás imeasg a cháirde ceirthe chinn pósadh imeasg a cháirde, cúig cinn go bhfuigheadh sé airgead geal, seacht gcinn airgheadh d'ór.
(2) Ma castar ar cailín ruaige agus é ag dul ar aister bhíodh miádh ortha.
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Once a man named Thomas Beirne of Clooneycattan Elphin had an orchard. Some good boys said the would raid it some night. One night they set out to raid it. They were told that Beirne was rambling in a house owned by Martin Dolan. There was only one door on Dolans so they took the wheel off an ass cart and tied it to the latch. Then the went and brought away as much apples as they were able to carry. When they were coming back they took away the wheel and let home Thomas Beirne.
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the king had never such a bodyguard round his castle. They also said that the table that they ate their off could not be bought for money. On hearing this the man gave his consent and the two were married and lived happily together.
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There was once a man named Peter Diffley of Tansyfield in the Co. Roscommon. One night he was going home from rambling he saw a strange dog at Clonnahu gatehouse. This strange dog walked before him and began to get bigger and bigger as he went along until he got so big that he covered the whole road from wall to wall. Peter prayed that God would save him. The dog did not diappear until he came as far as the stream at Martin Lenehan's house in Carnamaddy. The old people said that it was because there was a stream running across the road at that house and no ghost can cross a stream.
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Once upon a time there lived a woman named Bridget Dowd in Cummeen in the Co. Roscommon. Now this poor woman had only one cow. Every morning when she went to milk the cow she was milked. She thought it was someone that was stealing her milk. One night she stood up to watch. A while after the cow lying down, on comes a hedge - hog and lay down beside the cow's tits and began to suck the milk. Then the woman got a heavy stick and killed the hedge - hog, so after that her milk was safe.
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it set in chips. /the other rats had taken care of him.
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Once upon James Gormley of Cummeen Elphin in the Co. Roscommon dreamed of a hidden treasure. The treasure was supposed to be a pot of gold. It was hidden in the ruins of an old castle beside a lake not far from James's home on the lands of Brian Dowd in Cummeen. In the dream he was told to go to Mass on such a Sunday and to leave at the Elevation of the Host and to take a man with him whom he could trust. He was also told to bring two hazel rods and a spade with him and that the treasure was watched by a fierce eel. When he would reach the place he was to dig in a certain spot until he would come to a flat lid of iron. When the iron would be taken away the eel would leave, but if he went to attack him to make a circle round him with one of the hazel rods . Then the eel would never leave that circle until he would die, then he would get the gold. But James was afraid of the eel and never went for the gold, so it remained hidden there still.
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One night a man named Thomas Dowd of Cummeen Elphin in the Co. Roscommon was coming home from a dance. It was very late and he had to go through the fields. In a lonely spot under a hawhthorn bush in a field owned by Ned Casserly. He spied a very bright light. He went towards it, as he came near it he heard sweet music. The next thing he saw was five little men dressed in green dancing and two playing pipes.. He said it was the sweetest music that he ever heard. They invited him in to dance with them and the mam being a good dancer stood with them until it was four or five o clock in the morning. Then he started to go home but could not find his way and went astray. When it was daylight he found that he was four miles away from his home.
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Once upon a time there lived a robber in the parish of Kiltrustan in the Co. Roscommon named Pat O Hara. All his life he lived the life of a miser and always kept storing away his stolen goods. The police were always on his track and never succeeded in proving him a robber until the end of his life. He was caught and proved guilty in the finish when he was not as active as in his youth. He was hanged in Roscommon. When he was on the scaffold he asked if there was anybody from Kiltrustan to whom he might speak and tell where to find his wealth which was a foal skin of gold but there was no one to answer. The treasure is supposed to be hidden somewhere in the Cregga hills in
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Once I heard that a young man named John Mac Gowan of Creeve Elphin was left minding the house. He was sitting by the fire thinking of what he would do. The cat came and lay on the hearth beside him. After a while she fell asleep. Then John got gun powder and put it in two pieces of paper. He put one of the pieces to the cat's nose and the other to her tail. Then he put a light to the papers, and ran outside opened the window, looked in to see what would the cat do when the powder would explode. When the powder exploded the cat jumped to the window and scratched John Severely.
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Michael Gormley (50 yrs) James Gormley Cummeen Cummeen
Elphin. Elphin.
90 years ago.
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Once there lived a man and his wife in Clooneybrennan in the parish of Elphin in the
co. Roscommon who had a good many cows and supplied a good many people in the town
with butter. One of their best customers was a priest. They always got a good price for their butter. A woman next door had the habit of coming in for a loan when they would be churning.
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Once there lived a man and his wife in Clooneybrennan in the parish of Elphin in the
co. Roscommon who had a good many cows and supplied a good many people in the town
with butter. One of their best customers was a priest. They always got a good price for their butter.
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Once a caretaker of a Protestant Church tied a goat in the Church. He went and told the parson that the devil was in the Church. The parson said that he would have to get the Catholic priest to hunt out the devil. He gave the caretaker £1 and told to offer it to the priest to hunt the devil out of the Church. The caretaker came back and said that the priest would not hunt the devil at less than £5. The parson gave him the money, then the caretaker let out the goat and kept the £5.
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and he waited for him behind the barn door and when the wolf was busy looking for a good fat sheep, he had a stout cudgel laid about his back that combed his locks for him finely.
Then the wolf was very angry and called Sultan "an old rogue", and swore he would have his revenge. So next the wolf sent the boar to challenge Sultan to come to the wood and fight the matter out. Now Sultan had nobody he could ask to be his second except the shepherd's three - legged cat so he took her with him, and as the poor thing limped along with some trouble she stuck her tail up in the air. When the wolf and the boar saw their enemies coming and the cat's tail standing straight in the air, they thought that it was a sword she was carrying for Sultan to fight with. Every time she limped they thought she was picking up stones to throw at them, so they said they should not like this way of fighting. So the boar lay down behind a bush and the wolf ran up a tree. Sultan and the cat soon came up and wondered why nobody was there. The boar had not hidden
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and he waited for him behind the barn door and when the wolf was busy looking for a good fat sheep, he had a stout cudgel laid about his back that combed his locks for him finely.
Then the wolf was very angry and called Sultan "an old rogue", and swore he would have his revenge. So next the wolf sent the boar to challenge Sultan to come to the wood and fight the matter out.
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Once there lived a man named Michael James in Roscommon. He was in great need of money, as he had a big family to rear.
He dreamed of a bridge in England that was called the bridge of Good Luck. He said to himself that if he found the bridge he would get gold. Over to England went Michael James and he walked through the land until he came to a bridge that was like the bridge of his dreams. A man was standing by the bridge who said to him, "I have had a strange dream. I saw a house in Ireland where a man named Michael James lives. There is gold buried beside a hawthorn bush in his meadow. "Yes, said Michael James, that is very strange.
As soon as Michael James got home to Roscommon he took a spade and began to dig beside the bush in the meadow. His spade struck a stone, and under the stone he found a crock of gold. He was happy now. He lodged the gold in the bank and kept the stone in his house.
There were words carved on the stone which he could not understand. They were in a
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Once there lived a man named Michael James in Roscommon. He was in great need of money, as he had a big family to rear.
He dreamed of a bridge in England that was called the bridge of Good Luck. He said to himself that if he found the bridge he would get gold. Over to England went Michael James and he walked through the land until he came to a bridge that was like the bridge of his dreams. A man was standing by the bridge who said to him, "I have had a strange dream. I saw a house in Ireland where a man named Michael James lives. There is gold buried beside a hawthorn bush in his meadow. "Yes, said Michael James, that is very strange.
As soon as Michael James got home to Roscommon he took a spade and began to dig beside the bush in the meadow.
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Once a boy fell in with two robbers. Now there lived near those robbers a man who was very rich. Now the two thieves didn't know how they would get some of his riches. At last one of them thought of a plan. The plan was to let the boy down the chimney by a rope at night when the whole household would be asleep. One night they came and brought a long rope with them. They managed to let the boy down the chimney and promised to pull him back again. The boy found a bag of gold in a press he tied it to the rope and the two robbers pulled it up the chimney and left the boy to get out himself.
The boy prowled about for a while until he found a bull's skin with two horns on it. He wrapped it round him and began to make great noise. The man of the house wakened and asked who was there, the boy said it was the devil and that he had come for him. The man asked him to leave him for while, the boy said that he would leave him for seven years but to get up quick and open the door and let him go. The poor man opened the door
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Once a boy fell in with two robbers. Now there lived near those robbers a man who was very rich. Now the two thieves didn't know how they would get some of his riches. At last one of them thought of a plan. The plan was to let the boy down the chimney by a rope at night when the whole household would be asleep. One night they came and brought a long rope with them. They managed to let the boy down the chimney and promised to pull him back again. The boy found a bag of gold in a press he tied it to the rope and the two robbers pulled it up the chimney and left the boy to get out himself.
The boy prowled about for a while until he found a bull's skin with two horns on it. He wrapped it round him and began to make great noise.
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It is beleived that the seventh son of a family without sister has the cure for ringworm. When the boy is very young a live worm is put into his hand and left there till it dies.
When a person has ringworm the boy goes to him and puts his hand on the sore place and says some prayers. Sometimes he has to go three times or more before the person is cured.
When a child has the whooping cough the parents should give more milk to a ferret, and take what is left and give it to the child. It will cure him.
A person that has a toothache should put a live worm in a pipe, and put some tobacco with it and smoke it.
Another cure for a toothache is to get clay off a priest's grave, and rub it on the gum
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sore eye and throw away each thorn after pointing to? it.
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the tenants and made into a sheep run, a number of the tenants settled in Cloonfree here and there on small bits of land among them being the Farrells. One of these was living in the little house west of the school in the Ardkillian mearing. He was a cobbler by trade & a stonebreaker for road repairs. He often showed me where he lived in Cloonraine and told me their mode of life. The houses in Cloonraine formed "streets" the sites of which are plainly seen at the present day. I often heard stories of the peculiar habits of the Cloonraine people. Some years ago I saw a slab headstone lying by the old abbey wall which was erected by a resident of Cloonraine and the stone stated was "erected for himself and his posterity". I haven't been in the churchyard recently to see if it is still there.
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Once I heard of a funny trick that happened at a dance. There was a fellow named John Mac Gowan who the ladies didn't like at dances. So he said that he would make them pay for it. One night while a dance was going on, he got an ass and tied a goat on his back. Then he stuck two sods of turf on the goat's horns, which he first dipped in parraffin oil. Then he held the ass outside the house and when the crowd was leaving he set the turf on fire and let the ass go. Then the ass started to gallop and the goat began to roar, with the result that the crowd thinking it was the devil ran in all directions into drains and holes. The next morning the ass and the goat was found in a bog - hole.
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himself for his ears stuck out of the bush,( and) when he shook one of them a little. The cat seeing something move and thinking it was a mouse, scratched it so the boar jumped out and ran away roaring out. "Look, up in the tree", there sits the one to blame." They looked up in the tree and saw the wolf and they called him a cowardly rascal, and they would not let him come down untill he was heartily ashamed of himself and had promised to be good friends with Sultan again.
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back, and they will think you have saved their child. They will be very thankful to you and will care you as long as you live. The dog liked this plan and so it was managed. The wolf ran away with the child, and the shepherd and his wife screamed out, but after a while let it drop, but Sultan soon overtook him and carried it back to his master and mistress. Then the shepherd patted him on the back and said, "Old Sultan has saved our child from the wolf," and therefore he shall have plenty to eat and shall be taken care of as long as he lives". "Wife, go home and give him a good dinner", and let him have my old cushion to sleep on," So from that forward Sultan had all that he could wish for.
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had eaten all the inside of the cake and disappeared again without leaving any track after her.
James Gormley, Cummeen, Elphin.

1938 Michael Neary Tanseyfield Elphin (70yrs)
Once a Shepherd had a dog called Sultan that was very old and had lost all his teeth. One day the shepherd and his wife were standing together, and the shepherd said, "I will shoot old Sultan to morrow for he is no use now," But his wife said "Pray let the poor fellow live" he has served a great many years. Poor Sultan that was lying near by, heard all and was very much frightened, so he went to his friend the wolf that lived in the wood, and told him his story, and how his master meant to kill him. "Make yourself easy", said the wolf, "I will give you some good advice. Your master, you know, goes to the field every morning very early with his wife, and they take their little child with them, and lay it down behind the hedge while they are at work. Now you lie down close by the child and pretend to be watching it, and I will come out of the wood and run away with it you must run as fast as you can after me and I will let it drop, then you may carry it
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and ran away again. The woman took it for grant that the leaf was a cure for the man's hand for the good turn he had done, to kill the rat. She took the leaf and tied it on the man's hand and he was cured after a few days and he was very thankful to the weasel.
James Gormley, Cummeen, Elphin, 10 years ago.

It is said that there lived about this locality some years ago a fairy woman that was called, "The red woman". Now this woman appeared to nobody except children, when she would appear to be giving away a lot of nice things, but if anybody took any of those things from her, they would be brought away by the faries, and never seen again.
One day a woman was going to the bog with the dinner to her husband. On her way she heard noise in the basket in which the dinner was she looked but could see nothing. When she reached the bog she opened the basket to prepare the food for her husband. But when she went to cut the cake of bread, to her great surprise the cake was boast? and nothing left except the crusts. The red woman
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There were very few storms in recent years in my district. In the year 1906 there was a great storm which lasted a whole night. On the morning preceding the storm the sky was very red in colour and the day was fine and calm. About 9 o clock that night the storm rose suddenly and about midnight it rose furiously. This storm did a great deal of damage. Houses were badly shaken and some of them were completely knocked. Trees were torn up from the roots and public roads were blocked. Ricks of hay and stacks of wheat and oats were blown all over the country.
There was also another snow storm in the year 1912. This snow storm was in month of January. Heaps of snow were piled against the doors of houses and for several weeks men were employed clearing away these snowdrifts. People were unable to go to towns or mass as the roads were blocked with snow. Road vehicles were unable to continue their journey for several weeks. A large number of cattle died of cold and hunger as the snow had the grass covered. Birds also died of hunger and cold and barns and cowsheds were packed with little birds that were unable to get food.
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There were very few storms in recent years in my district. In the year 1906 there was a great storm which lasted a whole night. On the morning preceding the storm the sky was very red in colour and the day was fine and calm. About 9 o clock that night the storm rose suddenly and about midnight it rose furiously. This storm did a great deal of damage. Houses were badly shaken and some of them were completely knocked. Trees were torn up from the roots and public roads were blocked. Ricks of hay and stacks of wheat and oats were blown all over the country.
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The following song was composed by John Noone who lived in Falmore about two miles from my village. He was a farmer and was born about the year 1880. He migrated to America 1904. He composed the following song about the year 1903.
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The sun had sunk o'er Fairymount,
And youth had ceased to toil,
A darksome shade crept in that vale,
from Knockroe to Rathmoyle,
A distant breeze amongst the trees,
With fragrance from each rose,
And as it passes smoothly on,
It seems this to disclose;
Oh, could I stay ore here delay,
Or could I my course marr,
With fond delight I'd spend one night,
Around charming Belanagare.
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Oh Belanagare I think you are
The sweetest place on earth,
My thoughts do fondly cling to you,
I've loved you from my birth,
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The following song was composed by John Noone who lived in Falmore about two miles from my village. He was a farmer and was born about the year 1880. He migrated to America 1904. He composed the following song about the year 1903.
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The sun had sunk o'er Fairymount,
And youth had ceased to toil,
A darksome shade crept in that vale,
from Knockroe to Rathnoyle,
A distant breeze amongst the trees,
With fragrance from each rose,
And as it passes smoothly on,
It seems this to disclose;
Oh, could I stay ore here delay,
Or could I my course marr,
With fond delight I'd spend one night,
Around charming Belanagare.
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Oh Belanagare I think you are
The sweetest place on earth,
My thoughts do fondly cling to you,
I've loved you from my birth,
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The following song was composed by John Noone who lived in Falmore about two miles from my village. He was a farmer and was born about the year 1880. He migrated to America 1904. He composed the following song about the year 1903.
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The following song was composed by Tom Brock who lived in Falmór and was composed in the year 1834.
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Come all you jolly gay tapers,
Your attention I crave for a while,
It is of a sad situation,
which has caused me to weep and to smile,
Saturday morning quite early,
to Castlebar market I went,
and believe me I had no notion,
that night to Brideswell I'd be sent.
II
When my market business was over,
I was not inclined to halt,
But a friend asked me into John Lavin's,
and gave me a glass of old malt,
I thanked him and walked out directly,
but believe me I did not go far,
until I was dragged and illtreated
And taken by Higgins and Carr.
III
They marched me without hesitation,
And brought me up to the Bride's Well,
Where I got free entertainment,
black fasting, confined to a cell,
I would rather be sent to a battle,
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The following song was composed by Tom Brock who lived in Falmór and was composed in the year 1834.
I
Come all you jolly gay tapers,
Your attention I crave for a while,
It is of a sad situation,
which has caused me to weep and to smile,
Saturday morning quite early,
to Castlebar market I went,
and believe me I had no notion,
that night to Brideswell I'd be sent.
II
When my market business was over,
I was not inclined to halt,
But a friend asked me into John Lavin's,
and gave me a glass of old malt,
I thanked him and walked out directly,
but believe me I did not go far,
until I was dragged and illtreated
And taken by Higgins and Carr.
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nest in meadows in which it lays its eggs and rears its young. It spends the winter in Asia and in warm parts of Europe. The magpie is about the size of a sea-gull and is of a black and white colour. The old people say it is unlucky to see a magpie but it is lucky to two of them. This bird builds a nest in the tree - tops with a roof on it.
The wren is the smallest of our "feathered friends". She is of a brown colour and she lays between sixteen and twenty eggs during the year. She eats snails and other small insects. The blackbird is a large bird with a yellow beak. She builds her nests in bushes. Her food in summer is cherries. The thrush is a big bird about the size of a rook. She is of brown colour and a speckled breast. She builds her nest in a low bush and lays from four to six eggs.
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nest in meadows in which it lays its eggs and rears its young. It spends the winter in Asia and in warm parts of Europe. The magpie is about the size of a sea-gull and is of a black and white colour. The old people say it is unlucky to see a magpie but it is lucky to two of them. This bird builds a nest in the tree - tops with a roof on it.
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Birds are divided into two classes, migratory birds and birds that remain with us the whole year round. The migratory birds are the cuckoo, the swallow, and the corncrake. The birds that remain with us always are the thrush, blackbird, robin, wren and many others. The robin is a very small bird of a brown colour with a red breast. It is said that when Our Lord was dying on the cross a drop of His blood fell on the robin's breast and that is why every robin has a red breast.
The swallow is a migratory bird and builds her nest in the eaves of houses. Her nest id made of clay, straw and feathers. When the swallows fly high it is a sign of rain. Those birds leave the country in the end of September. The cuckoo comes in April and leaves in (September) July. She doesn't build a nest but lays her eggs on the ground takes them to the nest of another bird and there they are hatched. The nest they are taken to is usually the hedge - sparrow. All young birds looks upon the cuckoo as an enemy because they chase her from tree to tree.
The corn-crake arrives in April and remains with us to the middle of September. The bird is found in the meadow and in long grass. It makes its
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Birds are divided into two classes, migratory birds and birds that remain with us the whole year round. The migratory birds are the cuckoo, the swallow, and the corncrake. The birds that remain with us always are the thrush, blackbird, robin, wren and many others. The robin is a very small bird of a brown colour with a red breast. It is said that when Our Lord was dying on the cross a drop of His blood fell on the robin's breast and that is why every robin has a red breast.
The swallow is a migratory bird and builds her nest in the eaves of houses. Her nest id made of clay, straw and feathers. When the swallows fly high it is a sign of rain. Those birds leave the country in the end of September. The cuckoo comes in April and leaves in (September) July. She doesn't build a nest but lays her eggs on the ground takes them to the nest of another bird and there they are hatched. The nest they are taken to is usually the hedge - sparrow. All young birds looks upon the cuckoo as an enemy because they chase her from tree to tree.
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Birds are divided into two classes, migratory birds and birds that remain with us the whole year round. The migratory birds are the cuckoo, the swallow, and the corncrake. The birds that remain with us always are the thrush, blackbird, robin, wren and many others. The robin is a very small bird of a brown colour with a red breast. It is said that when Our Lord was dying on the cross a drop of His blood fell on the robin's breast and that is why every robin has a red breast.
The swallow is a migratory bird and builds her nest in the eaves of houses. Her nest id made of clay, straw and feathers. When the swallows fly high it is a sign of rain. Those birds leave the country in the end of September. The cuckoo comes in April and leaves in (September) July.
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Birds are divided into two classes, migratory birds and birds that remain with us the whole year round. The migratory birds are the cuckoo, the swallow, and the corncrake. The birds that remain with us always are the thrush, blackbird, robin, wren and many others. The robin is a very small bird of a brown colour with a red breast. It is said that when Our Lord was dying on the cross a drop of His blood fell on the robin's breast and that is why every robin has a red breast.
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Birds are divided into two classes, migratory birds and birds that remain with us the whole year round. The migratory birds are the cuckoo, the swallow, and the corncrake. The birds that remain with us always are the thrush, blackbird, robin, wren and many others.
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Once there lived in Peake a man named John Tansey and he was herding cattle for Erwins of Rathmoyle. One Sunday morning he was going to Mass in Ballinagare. After Mass he went back to the hill of Rock to count his cattle and sheep; as he was standing on the hill a man appeared to him with a bunch of keys. The man asked him to hold the keys until he would return from second Mass in Ballinagare. Tansey said he would. The Tansey went down the side of the hiill and saw a lovely door in the hill. He then opened the door with one key and entered a lovely room with a silver lamp hanging from the roof.
He then entered a second room which was filled with gold and silver, he still entered a third room filled with a great amount of beautiful furniture. He was about to go out when who comes out of another room but the man who gave him the keys. He asked for the keys and he asked Tansey did he touch any of the articles. Tansey said he did not. The man told him to clear out of the Place and immediately turned himself into a wildcat.
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Once there lived in Peake a man named John Tansey and he was herding cattle for Erwins of Rathmoyle. One Sunday morning he was going to Mass in Ballinagare. After Mass he went back to the hill of Rock to count his cattle and sheep; as he was standing on the hill a man appeared to him with a bunch of keys. The man asked him to hold the keys until he would return from second Mass in Ballinagare. Tansey said he would. The Tansey went down the side of the hiill and saw a lovely door in the hill. He then opened the door with one key abd entered a lovely room with a silver lamp hanging from the roof.
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2021-02-03 17:11
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About three miles from Kilmore in a place called Cloonfad, in olden time a Hedge School was situated there. When they would have no school to teach in they would get a barn or get behind a good sheltry ditch. They taught no Irish those those times.
There used to be poor people going from school to school and each pupil used to bring these home on turn. They were like the home boys that are out now. The teacher would get two pence a week. My grandfather told me his name, John Beirne Ballagh he said he was a great teacher. He taught in a Hedge school in Ballagh. In an old barn in Curnishlahane in which a family now called Kenoy lived there there was also a Hedge - school. In a house in Clonfadbeg, in which live a family named Glancy a hedge - school was also situated. A man named Owens taught there. He would be a great-grandfather of the Glancy family.
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Meadow Sweet is used for stomach diseases. It is also a Spring and Autumn medicine.
Mugort is an antibilous tonic it induces perspiration and it expels worms.
Cudweed is used as a soothing gargle for the throat.
The berries of juniper are used in kidney trouble, for gout, and dropsy.
Marsh Mallow, used for
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In former years people sought relief from their ailments by their own cures which were generally made up from herbs.
The blackcurrant was used for a sore throat.
Camomile was used for indigestion and spasms. Clover was used as a blood purifier, strong infusion, also used for whooping cough, said to be used in cancer cures. Cimfrey is used for lung trouble ; for fracture used a poultice and a few drops of tincture taken internally for a spasm. Elder was used for Elderberry wine which is good for sciatica. The leaves of the elderberry mixed with pepperment is used as a common herbal remedy for colds.
Ground Ivy is used for chest troubles. It is also used as a remedy for kidney and skin trouble.
Hawthorn berries are used in preparing a powerful heart tonic.
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In former years people sought relief from their ailments by their own cures which were generally made up from herbs.
The blackcurrant was used for a sore throat.
Camomile was used for indigestion and spasms. Clover was used as a blood purifier, strong infusion, also used for whooping cough, said to be used in cancer cures. Cimfrey is used for lung trouble ; for fracture used a poultice and a few drops of tincture taken internally for a spasm.
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2021-01-31 16:29
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There are three mills in my district at the present day two of which are now dis-used. Those two mills are built on the local river beside two bridges. One is situated in Kilcorkey and the other on the south side of Ballinagare. These mills were corn mills used for the grinding of oats into oatmeal. One was owned by a man named Patrick Clarke and the mill in Kilcorkey was owned by the O'Connor Don. The mill in Belanagare was not used since 1890 and the other ten years previous.
They were supplied with water from "Abha na Foraise" on which they were built. The mill in Kilcorkey is now converted into a dance hall and the other is used as a stable outside which a part of the quern is still to be seen. The third mill is owned by Mr. Connaughton and is used for sawing timber and is built on an old course of the river. The local farmers found very convenient. They were not obliged to go long distances with their wheat and oats as they have to do now. The tax to be paid for the grinding of the corn was very small. A week generally elapsed from the time the corn was taken to the mill until it was received by the owner.
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There are three mills in my district at the present day two of which are now dis-used. Those two mills are built on the local river beside two bridges. One is situated in Kilcorkey and the other on the south side of Ballinagare. These mills were corn mills used for the grinding of oats into oatmeal. One was owned by a man named Patrick Clarke and the mill in Kilcorkey was owned by the O'Connor Don. The mill in Belanagare was not used since 1890 and the other ten years previous.
They were supplied with water from "Abha na Foraise" on which they were built. The mill in Kilcorkey is now converted into a dance hall and the other is used as a stable outside which a part of the quern is still to be seen. The third mill is owned by Mr. Connaughton and is used for sawing timber and is built on an old course of the river.
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2021-01-31 15:26
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There are three mills in my district at the present day two of which are now dis-used. Those two mills are built on the local river beside two bridges. One is situated in Kilcorkey and the other on the south side of Ballinagare. These mills were corn mills used for the grinding of oats into oatmeal. One was owned by a man named Patrick Clarke and the mill in Kilcorkey was owned by the O'Connor Don. The mill in Belanagare was not used since 1890 and the other ten years previous.
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2021-01-31 15:17
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There are many games played by the children in my district on winter evenings. The games which are played are colours, hopscotch, highgates skipping, seesaw and catching. The games played in the spring are colours, skipping, seesaw and catching. Those which I enjoy best are colours, high gates, hopscotch and see-saw. Colours can be played out - of doors on a fine spring's evening. A large number of children gather together in a field.
Two of the children go away from the rest of the children while a third child gives different colours to the others. When every child has a colour the two children appointed come and call for the colours. When all the colours are called the two children take hands and the other children join behind them and each side pulls against each other. Whichever side breaks loose the game.
See-saw is a vey nice game and can be played by two children. A long plank is placed on a high log of wood. The children sit on each end of the plank and weigh up and down singing gaily. High gates is a game very much practised. A number of children join hands and form a circle and a girl stands in the centre of the circle and counts on the
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There are many games played by the children in my district on winter evenings. The games which are played are colours, hopscotch, highgates skipping, seesaw and catching. The games played in the spring are colours, skipping, seesaw and catching. Those which I enjoy best are colours, high gates, hopscotch and see-saw. Colours can be played out - of doors on a fine spring's evening. A large number of children gather together in a field.
Two of the children go away from the rest of the children while a third child gives different colours to the others. When every child has a colour the two children appointed come and call for the colours. When all the colours are called the two children take hands and the other children join behind them and each side pulls against each other. Whichever side breaks loose the game.
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There are many games played by the children in my district on winter evenings. The games which are played are colours, hopscotch, highgates skipping, seesaw and catching. The games played in the spring are colours, skipping, seesaw and catching. Those which I enjoy best are colours, high gates, hopscotch and see-saw. Colours can be played out - of doors on a fine spring's evening. A large number of children gather together in a field.
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The parish in which I live is called the parish of Kilcorkey but in olden times it was know as the parish of Frenchpark as the parish priest lived in Belanagare and the Curate lived in Frenchpark. The last parish priest that lived in Belanagare was Very Rev. Patrick McDonagh. The Belanagare side of the parish includes the district of Tully, Castlecole, Kilaster, Kilcorkey, Derreen, Knockroe, Drummin, Corrigeen, Rathnalog, Kilvoy and Ballyconboy.
When stations were held each priest did his own side of the parish. Long ago one mass was said on Sunday and two at Christmas and easter. The parish priest now lives in Frenchpark and the Curate in Ballinagare. It is about sixty years ago since the parish priest went to live in Frenchpark.
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The parish in which I live is called the parish of Kilcorkey but in olden times it was know as the parish of Frenchpark as the parish priest lived in Belanagare and the Curate lived in Frenchpark. The last parish priest that lived in Belanagare was Very Rev. Patrick McDonagh. The Belanagare side of the parish includes the district of Tully, Castlecole, Kilaster, Kilcorkey, Derreen, Knockroe, Drummin, Corrigeen, Rathnalog, Kilvoy and Ballyconboy.
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The greater part of the bread used locally is homemade but long ago all the bread was made locally and was much more different. The kinds of bread made were Potato Cake, boxty bread, and oatmeal bread. Potato cake was made from mashed boiled potatoes, flour, salt, bread - soda and a little new - milk. This cake was baked on a pan.
Boxty bread was made from grated raw potatoes, salt, flour, and bread - soda. This bread was also baked on a pan. Oatmeal - bread was used in every house long ago and rich and poor used it alike. It was made from oatmeal and salt and some cold water was added when kneading. As flour was not used in it this made the cake very hard.
Flour was not made locally but oatmeal was made from oats in a corn - mill in my district. The oats was ground in a quern, which was two large stones on top of each other and a handle between. When a cake was made a cross was made on the top of it for luck and when baked the cake was cut into four parts. Sometimes bread was baked supported on a large stone before the fire. Long ago some people baked enough bread for a week and others baked it daily.
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2021-01-30 16:35
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The greater part of the bread used locally is homemade but long ago all the bread was made locally and was much more different. The kinds of bread made were Potato Cake, boxty bread, and oatmeal bread. Potato cake was made from mashed boiled potatoes, flour, salt, bread - soda and a little new - milk. This cake was baked on a pan.
Boxty bread was made from grated raw potatoes, salt, flour, and bread - soda. This bread was also baked on a pan. Oatmeal - bread was used in every house long ago and rich and poor used it alike. It was made from oatmeal and salt and some cold water was added when kneading. As flour was not used in it this made the cake very hard.
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2021-01-30 16:30
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The greater part of the bread used locally is homemade but long ago all the bread was made locally and was much more different. The kinds of bread made were Potato Cake, boxty bread, and oatmeal bread. Potato cake was made from mashed boiled potatoes, flour, salt, bread - soda and a little new - milk. This cake was baked on a pan.
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The greater part of the bread used locally is homemade but long ago all the bread was made locally and was much more different. The kinds of bread made were Potato Cake, boxty bread, and oatmeal bread. Potato cake was made from mashed boiled potatoes, flour, salt, bread - soda and a little new - milk. This cake was baked on a pan.
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The river which flows through my village is called the "Abha na Foraoise". It's well is in a bog in Tully and flows through Lough Bally and continues it's eight mile journey until finally it pours itself into Lough Gara. It was from this river that Belanagare got it's name. It's Irish name is "Béal Átha na gCarra" which means the mouth of the ford of the stepping stones. Long ago this river had a different course to what it now is.
At that time it flowed on by a hen house and at this house there was a ford. The stones used in it are still to be seen at this house. There are three mills on the part of the river beside Belanagare and two of these are dis-used. The other is a saw mill and is built on the old course of the river but it is supplied with water from the river by a stream which flows from it.
There are three bridges on the river two of which are built for some time. Those bridges are situated one beside each of the old mills. The other bridge is a new one built in May 1938, by the Irish Land Commission.
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2021-01-29 17:56
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The river which flows through my village is called the "Abha na Foraoise". It's well is in a bog in Tully and flows through Lough Bally and continues it's eight mile journey until finally it pours itself into Lough Gara. It was from this river that Belanagare got it's name. It's Irish name is "Béal Átha na gCarra" which means the mouth of the ford of the stepping stones. Long ago this river had a different course to what it now is.
At that time it flowed on by a hen house and at this house there was a ford. The stones used in it are still to be seen at this house. There are three mills on the part of the river beside Belanagare and two of these are dis-used. The other is a saw mill and is built on the old course of the river but it is supplied with water from the river by a stream which flows from it.
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2021-01-29 17:49
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The river which flows through my village is called the "Abha na Foraoise". It's well is in a bog in Tully and flows through Lough Bally and continues it's eight mile journey until finally it pours itself into Lough Gara. It was from this river that Belanagare got it's name. It's Irish name is "Béal Átha na gCarra" which means the mouth of the ford of the stepping stones. Long ago this river had a different course to what it now is.
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2021-01-29 17:21
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The river which flows through my village is called the "Abha na Foraoise". It's well is in a bog in Tully and flows through Lough Bally and continues it's eight mile journey until finally it pours itself into Lough Gara.
the river which flows through my vill
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There is a story connected with a well which is situated 2? miles from the village of Ballinagare. It is called the well of Moore. There is a strange story connected with this well. There are the ruins of an old convent where the well is now. One time when the nuns lived in the convent an officer with a group of soldiers were passing by and a nun came out of the convent.
The officer saluted her and began to talk to her. He said that he never saw a more beautiful lady. She then asked him why he admired her so much and he said that She had the tow loveliest eyes he ever saw. On hearing this the nun whose name was Caolainn put her fingers to her eyes and plucked them out of her head and cast them on the ground.
On the spot where the fell a spring rushed forth and it has been known to dry up. People come from far and near who are afflicted with eye trouble to bathe their eyes in the water. One old woman drank it one time and she said it put new sight in her eyes.
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There is a story connected with a well which is situated 2? miles from the village of Ballinagare. It is called the well of Moore. There is a strange story connected with this well. There are the ruins of an old convent where the well is now. One time when the nuns lived in the convent an officer with a group of soldiers were passing by and a nun came out of the convent.
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Or be slain in the American war,
Then taken by such wild perpetrators,
As the curse of God Higgins and Carr.
IV
My trial came on the next morning.
between Johnny Gray and Owen Young,
to see if I were intoxicated or was I confined in the way?,
When the pig boys went on the table,
Sure they'd swear the bright moon was a star,
But old Nick won't be well paid
for his labour
Until he has Higgins and Carr.
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In olden times football matches were generally played in my district. They were held nearly every Sunday, in field which was used for that purpose only, and large crowds attended them as they were the only pastimes they had. As the people were very strong then, the matches not played as they are nowadays and there was not as much order either.
The game was generally played by two teams which were conveinent to each other. There were fifteen picked men on each team. The strongest and best men were selected for the middle of the field. A strong man was also selected for each goal. About forty years ago a very good football match was played in Belanagare.
It was played between Mantua and Belanagare and the game lasted for (hour and) a half an hour.
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2021-01-25 17:23
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In olden times football matches were generally played in my district. They were held nearly every Sunday, in field which was used for that purpose only, and large crowds attended them as they were the only pastimes they had. As the people were very strong then, the matches not played as they are nowadays and there was not as much order either.
The game was generally played by two teams which were conveinent to each other. There were fifteen picked men on each team. The strongest and best men were selected for the middle of the field. A strong man was also selected for each goal. About forty years ago a very good football match was played in Belanagare.
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2021-01-25 17:15
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In olden times football matches were generally played in my district. They were held nearly every Sunday, in field which was used for that purpose only, and large crowds attended them as they were the only pastimes they had. As the people were very strong then, the matches not played as they are nowadays and there was not as much order either.
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2021-01-25 17:04
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In olden times there were not any large churches as there are nowadays. The churches long ago were small and thatched and were very old. In the time of the penal laws the people were not allowed to hear Mass but they used to hear it out on the hillsides whenever they got a chance. The people then were not as well educated as they are nowadays. A story is told of an old woman of those days which is as follows : -
She kept count of the number of times she heard Mass. She placed a box in her room and each morning when she came back from Mass she threw a small stone into the box to keep count. At the end of the year when she opened it she found only one stone in it. She was surprised at this and she told the priest the story. He told her that she only heard one Mass devoutly during the whole year.
About two miles from my village there lived Friars long ago. In the penal times they were drowned. The ruins of this church are still to be seem in the valley. Rushes grow in the place now. These rushes have often been tested for the making of candles but it has failed as they will not light. Every seven years bells are heard pealing at midnight in the place where the ruins stand.
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2021-01-25 16:56
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In olden times there were not any large churches as there are nowadays. The churches long ago were small and thatched and were very old. In the time of the penal laws the people were not allowed to hear Mass but they used to hear it out on the hillsides whenever they got a chance. The people then were not as well educated as they are nowadays. A story is told of an old woman of those days which is as follows : -
She kept count of the number of times she heard Mass. She placed a box in her room and each morning when she came back from Mass she threw a small stone into the box to keep count. At the end of the year when she opened it she found only one stone in it. She was surprised at this and she told the priest the story. He told her that she only heard one Mass devoutly during the whole year.
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2021-01-25 16:49
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In olden times there were not any large churches as there are nowadays. The churches long ago were small and thatched and were very old. In the time of the penal laws the people were not allowed to hear Mass but they used to hear it out on the hillsides whenever they got a chance. The people then were not as well educated as they are nowadays. A story is told of an old woman of those days which is as follows : -
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2021-01-24 17:16
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There was one shoemaker in my district long ago as there is now whose name is Owen Moffatt. He makes boots and shoes and repairs them also. Long ago shoemakers were more numerous because they made all the boots for the people of the districts but nowadays they are made in factories. Boots were not worn until about eighty years ago and up to that times clogs were worn by all the people.
There were two clogmakers in my district long ago whose names were Pat Donoghue and Farrell Keane. Tanned hides that were worn in clogs and the people bought a large piece of hide to the clogmaker and he made the clogs. Before clogs were worn up to about the year 1860 untanned hides were the foot - coverings.
There were four holes bored in the piece of hide and when this was shaped on the foot it was tied securely with two narrow stripes of hide. Children go to school barefooted nowadays in summer but wear boots in winter. When the people wash their feet they wait until the following morning to throw out the water as it is believed to be unlucky to throw it out that night.
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2021-01-24 17:10
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There was one shoemaker in my district long ago as there is now whose name is Owen Moffatt. He makes boots and shoes and repairs them also. Long ago shoemakers were more numerous because they made all the boots for the people of the districts but nowadays they are made in factories. Boots were not worn until about eighty years ago and up to that times clogs were worn by all the people.
There were two clogmakers in my district long ago whose names were Pat Donoghue and Farrell Keane. Tanned hides that were worn in clogs and the people bought a large piece of hide to the clogmaker and he made the clogs. Before clogs were worn up to about the year 1860 untanned hides were the foot - coverings.
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2021-01-24 16:59
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There was one shoemaker in my district long ago as there is now whose name is Owen Moffatt. He makes boots and shoes and repairs them also. Long ago shoemakers were more numerous because they made all the boots for the people of the districts but nowadays they are made in factories. Boots were not worn until about eighty years ago and up to that times clogs were worn by all the people.
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2021-01-24 16:51
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to thirty years ago in this part of the country.
The names of the various coins are,
halfpenny = make
penny = wing
three penny piece = kid's eye
sixpenny bit = tanner or a goat's eye
shilling = bob.
Pound = quid.
The fourpenny piece the five shilling and four shilling piece, the sovereign and half sovereign have all gone out of use.
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2021-01-24 16:43
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There were very few shops in olden times and people had to go to the nearest town to make purchases. There was buying and selling carried on after Mass and is yet. There was usually a shop near a Chapel and anything wanted was got there. The articles sold were groceries such as, tea, sugar, soda, tobacco, flour, and meal. Money was not always given for goods, but labour was given instead. The labourer worked for a certain number of days for the shopkeeper for goods purchased. The word "boot" is used when a person is exchanging something. He sometimes gets "boot" that is money with an article or animal inferior to his own. If a person gets anything on credit he is said to get it on "tick". To "rise" it or to "strap" it is commoner round here. When a person gets money back it is called "change" but "cant" is never used. It is considered unlucky to transact business on Hansel Monday or on New Year's Day. The markets were always held on a Friday in Ballaghadereen and are still. Dealers in rags used to go round, up
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2021-01-24 16:22
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There were very few shops in olden times and people had to go to the nearest town to make purchases. There was buying and selling carried on after Mass and is yet. There was usually a shop near a Chapel and anything wanted was got there. The articles sold were groceries such as, tea, sugar, soda, tobacco, flour, and meal. Money was not always given for goods, but labour was given instead. The labourer worked for a certain number of days for the shopkeeper for goods purchased. The word "boot" is used when a person is exchanging something. He sometimes gets "boot" that is money with an article or animal inferior to his own.
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2021-01-23 17:39
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Domnic Raftery was coming from visiting one night and as he turned round John O Donnell's corner he saw a little pup on the road. He bent down to take it up and it grew up as big as a calf and then disappeared.
Thady Moylan was out visiting late at night. It was dark and the people gave him a red coal out of the fire. He put it on a reaping hook to show him light. As he was coming at the section bush he saw a hand grab the hook and he saw the hook and coal go quickly away.
Mrs. Mary Regan, Currasallagh was going to the shop late at night. She had not gone far when a white goose came out on the road and started picking her and when she went a few yards she disappeared.
Andy Rogers had a lime kiln burning and he went out
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2021-01-23 17:34
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Domnic Raftery was coming from visiting one night and as he turned round John O Donnell's corner he saw a little pup on the road. He bent down to take it up and it grew up as big as a calf and then disappeared.
Thady Moylan was out visiting late at night. It was dark and the people gave him a red coal out of the fire. He put it on a reaping hook to show him light. As he was coming at the section bush he saw a hand grab the hook and he saw the hook and coal go quickly away.
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2021-01-23 17:28
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Domnic Raftery was coming from visiting one night and as he turned round John O Donnell's corner he saw a little pup on the road. He bent down to take it up and it grew up as big as a calf and then disappeared.
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2021-01-23 17:23
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to see if it wanted it a layer of stone. He got the stones and was at the kiln just as it was twelve o clock. As he got to the kiln a goat was shaving himself by the light of the fire. The man put on the layer and the goat stood there.
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2021-01-23 17:15
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On St Bridget's day people made crosses of two sticks crosswise and tied together with straw taken from the stack. They were about six inches in length and breadth. They were put behind the rafter in the house and preserved there until the following year. in honour of St Bridget. Some people brought straw from the Crib and made crosses likewise which were also placed behind rafters. Some people made one every year and preserved it with the old one.
At Christmas people decorate the house with holly. It is not right to take down the holly or burn it until after the 6th January then it is taken down and burned. On Palm Sunday the people get palm in the church and put it at the head of the bed until the following year. Some people put it up with the old piece and others take down the
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2021-01-23 17:03
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On St Bridget's day people made crosses of two sticks crosswise and tied together with straw taken from the stack. They were about six inches in length and breadth. They were put behind the rafter in the house and preserved there until the following year. in honour of St Bridget.
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2021-01-23 16:57
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On St. Brigid's day people used to make crosses and place them in the rafter of the house. This is done by getting two sticks and placing them crossways. Then straw is got and woven in among those. This when made is about six inches wide and six inches high. Some people bring straw from the crib and preserve it until St. Brigid's feast and then it is made. Some people make one every year in honour of St. Brigid. On Christmas Eve people get holly and decorate the different parts of the house with it. It is believed that it should not be taken down until after the sixth of January.
On Palm Sunday people get palm at the Church and put it up in some part of the house. Sometimes the old piece is taken down and sometimes left there. There is no palm put in the outer buildings. On
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2021-01-23 16:49
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On St. Brigid's day people used to make crosses and place them in the rafter of the house. This is done by getting two sticks and placing them crossways. Then straw is got and woven in among those. This when made is about six inches wide and six inches high. Some people bring straw from the crib and preserve it until St. Brigid's feast and then it is made.
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2021-01-22 17:26
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There is one churchyard in this parish. It is called Kilruane and is situated in the same village. There was no road leading to it up to thirty years but a little path leading from the main road called "bóithrin na gcorp". The Graveyard is rectangular in shape and a hill in the middle sloping to the east and west. There is also a ruined church in it. There were trees growing in it but they were cut down recently. There is one tomb in and it belongs to the O Briens of Kiltomaine. Some of the crosses are ornamented. There are no crosses made of wood or iron but they are made of stone and marble. It is difficult to say whither people are buried within the ruin of the church or not as there is only a gable of it standing now. The unbaptised children are buried in Silverfield. It is called "Caldra". Some local people take their dead to distant graveyards.
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2021-01-22 17:22
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There is one churchyard in this parish. It is called Kilruane and is situated in the same village. There was no road leading to it up to thirty years but a little path leading from the main road called "bóithrin na gcorp". The Graveyard is rectangular in shape and a hill in the middle sloping to the east and west. There is also a ruined church in it. There were trees growing in it but they were cut down recently. There is one tomb in and it belongs to the O Briens of Kiltomaine. Some of the crosses are ornamented. There are no crosses made of wood or iron but they are made of stone and marble. It is difficult to say whither people are buried within the ruin of the church or not as there is only a gable of it standing now.
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2021-01-22 17:11
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There is one churchyard in this parish. It is called Kilruane and is situated in the same village. There was no road leading to it up to thirty years but a little path leading from the main road called "bóithrin na gcorp".
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2021-01-22 17:05
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front of the chimney was made of clay and wattles or stone and mortar. The old floors were made of earth. Half doors were common long ago and are still. Turf and wood were used for fire. Bog - deal was used for giving light. Long ago people used to pull rushes steep them in grease and use them for giving light also.
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2021-01-22 16:59
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Some of the houses in olden times were made of clay and wattles, others of turf and mud and mortar. The beds were called tent beds because they were tent shaped and had to be put in before the roof went on the house. The fireplace was always placed against the gable wall in the stone houses and in the centre of the floor in the turf houses. As far as I can ascertain no fire was in the corner long ago. The
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2021-01-21 16:59
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In olden times the houses were made of turf and mud and others of clay and wattles, or stone and mortar. Some were thatched with rushes or heath and others were roofed with flags. The rushes and heath were got in the bog and the flags were dug up out of the ground.
In the old houses they had a bed in the kitchen and it was called a "hag" and a "pristey". The fireplace was always in the gable wall but in the turf houses they had the fire in the centre of the floor with a hole in the roof. The front of the chimney was made of clay and wattles. As far I can ascertain people do not remember of houses having no glass in the windows. The old floors were made of earth.
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2021-01-21 16:52
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In olden times the houses were made of turf and mud and others of clay and wattles, or stone and mortar. Some were thatched with rushes or heath and others were roofed with flags. The rushes and heath were got in the bog and the flags were dug up out of the ground.
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2021-01-20 17:56
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In olden times people used to eat only two meals a day. That was their breakfast and supper. They ate their supper at nine oclock and their supper at nine oclock. Each meal consisted of potato bread or porridge. In the morning they used to eat potato bread, oaten meal bread and Indian meal bread, and in the evening they used to eat porridge which would be cooked in the morning and left aside until evening. Then it used to be cut in lumps and eaten with bheerings. This was made of the seeds of oaten meal left steeping until it would be sour. People used to sit around a table placed against a wall when eating. Meat was not eaten but seldom. On a Friday fish would be eaten. No vegetables were eaten but oaten meal bread, Indian meal bread, potato bread, boxy, pancogues, and porridge regularly. They also ate col - callan long ago. That was potatoes boiled,
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2021-01-20 17:41
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In olden times people used to eat only two meals a day. That was their breakfast and supper. They ate their supper at nine oclock and their supper at nine oclock. Each meal consisted of potato bread or porridge. In the morning they used to eat potato bread, oaten meal bread and Indian meal bread, and in the evening they used to eat porridge which would be cooked in the morning and left aside until evening.
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2021-01-20 17:33
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The landlord of Lisadaly up to 1923 was Tomas O Gara Kilmovee. He bought this land from a Mr. Ellison of Loughglynn, Castlerea. He evicted Mrs. Freeman, for non payment of rent but she was reinstated. When she heard that was appointed for her eviction she had the door of her house taken away and hidden so that she could not be prevented from going in again. She also figured in an affray with the Sheriff and police on another occasion, when, with the help of some neighbouring women she chased them away and thus prevented an eviction.
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2021-01-20 17:19
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The landlord of Lisadaly up to 1923 was Tomas O Gara Kilmovee. He bought this land from a Mr. Ellison of Loughglynn, Castlerea. He evicted Mrs. Freeman, for non payment of rent but she was reinstated. When she heard that was appointed for her eviction she had the door of her house taken away and hidden so that she could not be prevented from going in again.
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2021-01-16 17:52
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mixed with salt, and buttermilk and pounded into cally. The latest time people ever ate was nine oclock every night. The certain kind of food eaten on special occasions were, On Easter Sunday eggs, On St. John's night loaf - bread, On Shrove Tuesday pancakes, On Hallow eve col-cannan and at Christmas potato bread.
Tea was first introduced about eighty years ago. Before cups were common people used to drink out of noggins.
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2021-01-16 17:44
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Lord de Freyne was the landlord of Carnagruckane. He lived in Frenchpark Co. Roscommon. He bought the land from the MacDonnells. He was looked upon as being a good landlord. The Maddens were evicted for not paying the rent and they went to England. The land was divided into farms under his guidance. The tithes were collected by adding them to the rent. Lord de Freyne kept the MacDonnells as "petty" landlords for gathering rent. The tenants were not punished for trivial acts.
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2021-01-16 17:35
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The local landlord for this district was George O Grady who lived in Tavrane. He never lived any nearer to us than Tavrane which is about three miles from here. George O Grady got possession of the land from his uncle Frank O Grady. They were looked upon as good landlords. Thomas Rodgers and Mrs. Higgins of Briarfield were evicted. The evicted people went into their own homes again. It is believed that the land the land was divided into farms under their guidance. It is not known how they got possession of the land. The land was often divided upon members of a family when they were about to get married. It is believed that the tenants were punished for any trivial act done.
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2021-01-12 17:27
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The landlord of Silverfield was Mr. Murphy. He lived in Naas, Co. Kildare. The land was given to him by his father John Murphy. They were looked upon as being good landlords. Peter Mulrennan was evicted for not paying his rent Murphy but they were let go back again. (It is not known how they got possession of the land.)
The land was not divided into farms under their guidance. The tenants were not punished for trivial acts. The tithes were collected in money by adding it to the rent. The Cliffords owned this farm once and they lived there. They built a house in it and the house is still there. They sold it to Murphy. His not known locally how the Cliffords got the land. Three families came and built mud houses at the end of the farm. They were the Gradys, Wards and the Mulrennans. They started reclaiming the land and when the
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2021-01-12 17:08
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On Easter Sunday morning the people get up early to see the sun dancing. They say it dances with joy because Our Lord rose from the dead on that day.
On the last day of April people get a bit of the different wild flowers and bushes and hammer them into pulp. They rub them of the cow's udder because they believe that they will give her plenty of milk for the year.
They believe that on May day nobody should give out anything. If you go to a house for a coal they would not give it to you.
On the 23rd of June, St. John's night, a big fire is lighted at a crossroads. The boys gather turf and blocks for it. They play tunes and dance round the fire until midnight.
On Whit Sunday it is not right to go fishing, boating or swimming for there is danger of being drowned.
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2021-01-12 17:01
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On Easter Sunday morning the people get up early to see the sun dancing. They say it dances with joy because Our Lord rose from the dead on that day.
On the last day of April people get a bit of the different wild flowers and bushes and hammer them into pulp. They rub them of the cow's udder because they believe that they will give her plenty of milk for the year.
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2021-01-12 16:54
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On Stephen's day all the boys under sixteen in this district go out gathering money. They dress in old clothes and in woman's clothes. Their faces are blackened with soot and false faces so they are not known. They bring fflutes with them and play tunes. They buy a football for the money.
On Christmas Eve night, Christmas night and the 6th of January people light candles in every window. On New Year's day people do not like to throw out water or put out ashes. They believe that money should not be given out that day or the floor swept. On Shrove Tuesday they eat pancakes. Up to lately the first Friday of Lent was called "Salting Friday" locally. The boys throw salt on the girls who did not get married to preserve them until the next year.
On Good Friday people start sowing but not ploughing. It is considered a lucky day to begin sowing, but unlucky to plough.
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2021-01-10 17:00
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There are four forts in our school district, two in Currasallagh, one in Lisadaly and one in Carnagruckane. The two in Currasallagh are in Jim Higgins's and Pat MacGreal's fields. The one in Lisadaly is owned by Pat Breheny and in Carnagruckane it is owned by Michael Carney. They are within view of each other. They are round in shape and have a fence of earth round them. There is a hole in the side of each. The boys went in to the centre of Breheny's fort some years ago. They found four rooms, they went into three of them but when tried to go into the fourth they found the door built up with stones. They started to knock down stones but the candle went out and they came out then. It is not known who built these forts.
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2021-01-10 16:46
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to make sure that every hole is covered well. If a man has no one to help him he gets a school - girl dibbling them.
When this is done the furrows are dug or ploughed and the clay put up on the ridges. This is called moulding. Next when the stalks are an inch or two above the ground, the furrows are dug again and the mould is put between the stalks to strengthen them. This is called the second moulding.
In the month of June washing soda and blue-stone are got and put steeping for a day; this is called spray. Then a "besom" is got and the farmer walks up and down the furrows sprinkling the stalks. Some people get a spraying machine but most people get a "besom". This is done three or four times in the year. The oftener it is sprayed the better the crop, and it will keep away the blight. The blight first of all falls on boggy land.
In the month of October the potatoes are dug and separated from the roots. The big ones that are safe are put in one pit and a layer of rushes
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2021-01-10 16:33
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to make sure that every hole is covered well. If a man has no one to help him he gets a school - girl dibbling them.
When this is done the furrows are dug or ploughed and the clay put up on the ridges. This is called moulding. Next when the stalks are an inch or two above the ground, the furrows are dug again and the mould is put between the stalks to strengthen them. This is called the second moulding.
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2021-01-10 16:28
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We sow about one acre of potatoes every year. As far as I can ascertain no wooden ploughs were ever used in this locality. Long ago people used to turn it with a heavy spade called a loy, but nowadays almost everyone gets ploughmen to do it for them. Some people put manure on the land before ploughing it, but most plough it first. The number who scatter manure is increasing.
First the farmer turns over two sods meeting together in the middle and then he puts one on each side of them so that the ridge is four sods wide. Then a "scíbhin" is got and holes are made in the ridges. At the end of March or the first week in April the potatoes are cut in slices which is called splitting. An eye is left in every potato if not it will be no good for sowing. A potato without an eye is called a liaghán. When the ridges are ready and the holes made, we put a potato in every hole having the eyes up. This is called dibbling. Next a bush is got and pulled up three or four times on every ridge
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2021-01-10 16:27
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to make sure that every hole is covered well. If a man has no one to help him he gets a school - girl dibbling them.
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2021-01-10 16:27
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to make sure that every hole is covered well. If a man has no one to help him he gets a school - girl dibbling them.
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2021-01-10 16:25
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