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  1. Rosetown

    Language
    English

    This district is mentioned in the early Charters of Dunbrody Abbey. It forms part of the central plain of the Barony. It sends down its waters on the North side, into the Head of Dunbrody valley and thence to Arthurstown .
    In 1798 the notorious Standish Lowcay had his residence in Rosetown. This Orange Magistrate made himself odious, to the people of the Parish, by his many act of cruel oppression. At the dead of night he would burst into the houses, with his soldiers and if a satisfactory account of the male residents could not be given, the roof was burned over their heads.
    Many innocent people he had arrested and sent to prison , in Duncannon Fort or Geneva Barracks, where they had to undergo unspeakable tortures in order to extract information , concerning

  2. Cures

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    English
    Collector
    Mary E. Creane

    Cures

    The cure for pimples and carbuncles is to get nettles and bucks leaves and Robin-Run-the-Hedge and boil them with four pints of water. When they are a few hours boiling take the herbs out of the water and put Senna and Cream of Tartar and drink a glass of it every morning before your breakfast.
    Mary E. Creane,
    Ballygarrett,
    Arthurstown,
    Co. Wexford

  3. Cures

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary E. Creane

    spit on the floor in the morning and rub your thumb on it on the scurvy it will take it off .

    These cures were told to me by my father James Creane

    Mary E. Creane,
    Ballygarrett,
    Arthurstown,
    Co. Wexford.

  4. Basket Making

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    English
    Collector
    Mary E. Creane

    were left they were turned up and the sallies were put through them for the side of the basket. The baskets could be made round or square.

    Mary E. Creane,
    Ballygarrett,
    Arthurstown,
    Co. Wexford

  5. Travelling Folk

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary E. Creane

    Some of them have caravans which are drawn by two horses or asses, more of them have tents and sometimes they sleep in someone's shed or barn or under an ass's car covered by a sheet made of bags.

    The Gypisies would pretend to tell you your fortune if you crossed their hand with sliver. They sell carpets and ornaments. They are rich people but do not pretend it.

    Long ago the beggarmen used to have a bag on their back and if they got a grain of yellow meal in their bag they would satisfied. The beggermen come to our house still but they never asked lodgings. We give them bread and buttermilk and a penny or two. Long ago they slept in farmers' barns but the beggermen are very dangerous because they smoked and some went asleep and let their pipe fall on the straw and put it on fire.
    Mary E. Creane,
    Ballygarnett,
    Arthurstown,
    Co. Wexford.

  6. Addendum

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    English
    Collector
    Patrick Cummins

    display so many of those excellent qualities that enoble mankind and won for us the proud title of the Model County.


    "As Nubian rocks and Ethiop's sand,
    Long drifting down the Nile
    Built up old Egypt's fertile land,
    For many a hundred miles,
    So pagan clans to Ireland came,
    And clans of Christendom,
    Yet joined their wisdom and their fame,
    To build a nation from.

    Patrick Cummins,
    Ballyhack
    Arthurstown

  7. The Mummers

    Language
    Mixed
    Collector
    Mary E. Creane

    My Grannies' brains I once took out
    I washed them at the water spout
    They were not clean I left them there
    And stuffed the holes with gráneóg hair
    Her flattered tongue her teeth fell out
    I placed two gate posts in her mouth
    In her head I put two cat's eyes
    And ever since she is catching mice
    The doctor would then heal the wounded man and then they would start playing again. Before they would leave the house the captain say a rhyme.
    Long life to Mr. and Mrs Flynn
    In health and prosperity long may they reign
    May their coats be lined in silver
    And their hearts be of good cheer
    I wish you all a happy Christmas
    And a bright New Year
    For the parting of you here to-night
    It will our hearts annoy
    We are now away
    Without delay
    Play up the mummer's joy
    Mary E.Creane
    Ballygarrett
    Arthurstown
    Co.Wexford