List of schools and items where this name is mentioned

School: Collon

Location
Collon, Co. Louth
Teacher
Bean Uí Mhathúna

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  1. (no title)

    On the summit of the Dunmore hill, a fort stands, and to south-east side of this is a raised mound of earth, seven or eight yards in length, which is called a Giant's grave, and on the summit of the hill to the south of the Dunmore, called Manning hill another fort stands.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire
  2. (no title)

    Many are the ancient marriage customs of this district, a person had to jump over a bush three times and at a wake the man seeking a wife, went upstairs, while a number of girls gathered in the road under the one in which he was, then he dropped a ring, and into whichever girl it fell, she was then his wife.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire
  3. (no title)

    Old schools were numerous in this area long ago, each child had to pay a penny per week as a fee.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire
  4. (no title)

    A wart is supposed to be cured if a person finds a black snail without looking for it, and rubs it to the wart, and then sticks it on to the black thorn bush.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire
  5. (no title)

    The crow, robin, blackbird, thrush, linnet, yellowhammer, wren chaff-finch, phesant, lark patridge, water-hen, plover, martin, pigeon, wood-cock, magpie, crane snipe, wagtail, wild-goose, curlew, hedge-sparrow, are the common wild-birds seen in this district during the Winter, and in the Summer, the swallow, cuckoo, and corncrake, are added to the number.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire
  6. (no title)

    When the curlew calls or when the swallow flies low, or when the smoke of the chimney is blown downwards it is a sign of rain.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire
  7. (no title)

    St Enda of Arran, was born a Ashville Collon, Co, Louth, the Mc Clure family lived at the Factory Hill Collon.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire
  8. (no title)

    A countryman once went to work to Belfast, when he was seated in the hotel eating his dinner, the waitress asked him would he like a napkin, and he answered "well I never ate one but I'll try it."

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire

Stories

  1. (no title)

    The games played in this district are, tig, rounders, skipping, hide and seel, blind man's buff, bind in my pocket, round and round the village, fur corner fool, paper chase, and hop-scotch, hunt the hare, colours.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Brigid Maguire

School: Empor

Location
Emper, Co. Westmeath
Teacher
P. Gallagher

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