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  1. Local Ruins

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Agnes Noonan

    There are the ruins of three castles in the parish of Aughagower in the county of Mayo. There is one in Mount Brown which belonged to Denis Brown. The castle was built about two hundred years ago. One in Doon which was built about three hundred years ago. It is so old that moss and grass have grown on it and it is covered over with grass. One in Maace which was built about the same time as the one in Doon. There is a story told in connection with the castles in Maace and Doon. Two brothers lived in the two castles and they were both married. The wife of the owner of Maace castle said that the smoke of Doon castle would blind her. So the two brothers fought and killed each other

  2. Local Ruins

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Eneas M. Noonan

    In the parish of Aughagower there are a few ruins. There is an old chapel and and old Round Tower in the graveyard. There was a castle in Ayle and a castle in Doon. There were two brothers one in each castle and their names were Mac Filbin. They got married. The man in Ayle said that the smoke in Doon was blinding the castle in Ayle and they began to fight and they killed each other. The ruins of the castles are there still.

  3. A Song

    Goodbye, goodbye, my dear old friends

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary L. Judge
    Informant
    Francis Judge

    This song was composed by Andrew Houston who lived in Doon-breedia in the parish of Addergoole. His father was a school teacher and taught for many a year in the school which is referred to in the song. Andrew had a brother named Thomas. Both emigrated to England. Andrew composed this song and sent it home. Some 70 years ago this happened.

  4. Local Place Names

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Nancy Haran
    Informant
    John Haran

    There are traditional tales told about many places in the Westport district and one of these places is Doon Castle.

    Doon Castle is said to be built hundreds of years ago but it is not known who built it or for what reason.
    It was aid that the kings of Connaught resided there for a while and fought many battles round it.
    Sheeaune Hill is another place. It is a very high hill with a mound on top and it is said that the fairies have their dances and parties on the rath there.
    Drummindoo has taken it’s [sic] name from a graveyard in which babies are buried. “Drum an Dubh”

  5. Local Ruins

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Kathleen Mc Donagh

    There were three castles in the parish of Aughagowere. One in Mount Brown in Andrew Hanbery's land. One in Doon in Jhon Waters land. One in Ayle in Patrick King's land. It is not known when they were built. There is only one old church in the parish of Aughagowere.

  6. The Songs Long Ago

    "The silvery tide"

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Celia Mulkeen
    Informant
    Tom Mulkeen
    Age
    82

    "The silvery tide," "Come over the hills to my bonny Irish lass," "The Shan Van Vocht," "The rising of the moon," "Donell O Buagh," "The youth that came over from Mayo," "The lonesome cowboy," "The boys of Wexford" "The murder of Ann O'Brien." "The old plaid shawl," "The old County Down," "I love a lassy." "The peeler and the goat," "Paddy McGinty's goat," "Jimmie and the Crimie," " The banks of sweet Dundee," "The rose of Tralee," "The Tanyard side," "The lonesome ploughboy," "Johnny Harte," "The sporting boy of Knock," "The plains of Toorare (?)," "The maid of the sweet Brown knowe," " Barber H (?)" "The banks of Killavee," "The hills of Killkelly," "The banks of Claddy," "Galway Bay," "Drianán Doon," "Pour little Joe," "The last rose of Summer," "Johnny my darling," "Father Tom O Neill," "A truelovers decursion," "The maid of sweet Gurteen" "The battle of the boyne waters," "Sweet Ballintown," "The tinker and the budget," "The cot beside the rill," "Kate from Ballinmoe," "The hat my father wore," "Muldoon the solid man," "Ally with the long nose," "My old Cóta mór," "Gathering up the shells on the seashore," "Jordan from Clooncarnaig," "Kate Mooldoon," "I am sitting on the stile Mary," "The old arm chair," "The garden where the praties grow," "The

  7. Storms

    Language
    English
    Informant
    Mr Peter Tighe
    Informant
    Thomas Munnelly

    out in the sea. It killed cattle and people. There was a beggar woman from the North in Tom McNulty's house barrowear. Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. She asked if they had a reaping hook and they gave it to her. She put it in the fire and left it there and she put the coulter of the plough in the doon and she told them not to go out and that nothing would be stirred and nothing was stirred.

    On the 25th of December in the year 1862 eight fishermen went out fishing.
    When they were returning home form fishing, the wind rose into big waves. When they were near land the seas rose

  8. Bawn Castle

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Treasa Ní Ghiobúin
    Informant
    Austin Gibbons
    Age
    76

    Bawn Castle.
    At the bottom of the hill called Farrell's hill, where Tom Staunton's house is now built stood on old castle called Bawn Castle. This castle belonged to a family called the Mac Philbins and were a powerful clann in this district from the ninth to the twelvth century. They had another castle at Aiso fobair called Doon Castle. Bawn Castle was also called Mac Philbin's Castle, but you never hear it called anything now but Bawn Castle.
    When O Ruaire prince of Brefni lived he came on a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick and he waited the night in Bawn Castle. Here he spent the night with the prince of Bawn Castle. They intended to make the pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick on the following day but during the evening O Ruaire had an argument with Mc Philbin about Deverogilla O Ruaire's wife. Mc Philbin insulted O Ruaire's wife. Anyway they had a

  9. Cures

    Language
    English

    Nora Foy - Clogher Westport has a stone called "The dart" sewed in cloth. If it is dipped in a drink given to a sick cow it will cure her. The stone was flung at a cow by the fairies and the cow got sick
    George Nixon, Clogher, Westport makes up a cure for the Scurvy
    Mrs Quinn, Doon, Westport has a cure for chicken-pox
    Mrs Vonnell Carnoclay Westport has a cure for Ringworm

  10. Place Names

    Language
    Mixed

    The "Kill Park" (no tradition)
    Tully's Bog ( do )
    The Log phott ( do )
    Garrda Ardh ( do )
    Paírc na n-áirne ( do )
    Sean bhaile ( do )
    Cluan dá Chon ( do )
    Sean bhaile ( " )
    Talamh garbh ( " )
    Ros á Tobair ( " )
    Paírc Ruadh ( " )
    Portach Árb ( " )
    Claigean ( " )
    Liríban ( " )
    Glais ( " )
    Paírc Ruadh ( " )
    Cull fuss ( " )
    Correal Aodha ( " )
    Carrag ( " )
    Brick-yard - a field belonging to Pat Grady, Doon, Sheeane Westport. The clay is Odb, and bricks were made there about 100 yrs ago