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  1. Hedge-Schools

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Daniel Collins
    Informant
    Maurice Coughlin
    Age
    79

    Long ago there were two hedge schools one in Ballydonoghue and the other one was in Lisselton. The schoolmaster's name in Lisselton was James Long and the master's name in Ballydonoghue was Buachaill Stack. They used to go to their pupils houses and the best of the boys used to go to a Latin school that was at my grandfather's house in Ballydonoghue (John Collins). The master's name was Dan Collins and it was he who taught Father Mc Namara and Bishop Moriarty. Dan Collins was from Cork.

  2. Graveyards

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Dan Daly

    are buried there. There is no old ruin in Killahenny at present. This church-yard is very dry and it is said that the coffins hold good and sound for many years. Alot of monuments are also erected in this graveyard. There was a monument which was newly erected broken to pieces by the last thunderstorm. There are also two graveyards in the adjoining parish of Ballydonoghue and these are Gale and Lisselton.
    Sept 23rd 1938

  3. (no title)

    There is a well situated in the townland of Gortacrissane in the farm of a man named Patrick Dillon.

    Language
    English

    had seen the trees that surrounded it with relics left behind by those who patronised it. About seventy or eighty yards from this well is a Fort or Lios what it represents he do not know. Though I have often heard that the fairy wind directs its course even across fields in the direction of this Fort. I never heard the name of either of those though an old man told me it was St. Batts. I think this is unlikely as another well of that name is within three and a half or four miles of it at Coolard Lisselton.

  4. Stories

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Seán Ó Mathghamhna

    In Ballydonohue a house was built over a well. All the old people said that the good people drew water from this well. Before the house was built the well was blocked up. All the people that blocked died young. The most of them died suddenly.

    In a field in Lisselton there was a small patch of ground. In this primroses and cowslips grew. No one went near this because it was said that it was haunted. The owner of the field paid no heed to this talk. He picked all the flowers and put gravel over the little garden. He built a stall over this for his cattle. When the cattle were put in the servant boy who was putting them in slipped outside the stable and broke his leg. The next morning all the cattle were dead but primroses and cowslips were growing there. Then the owner got

  5. Local Heroes

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Catherine Dunne
    Collector
    Mary Finucane
    Collector
    Thomas Hanrahan
    Informant
    Denis Dunne
    Age
    50
    Informant
    Daniel Finucane
    Age
    40
    Informant
    Thomas Hanrahan
    Age
    45

    for about two days after. It was little Christmas day the fair was held in Dingle. The best mower around Tarbert some years ago was supposed to be Paddy Moran. He was cutting hay over in Tarmons and he cut an acre of hay in an hour.
    There was a man in Clare and he threw a stone which weighed about a ton. It landed in Guhard near Lisselton.
    The best man for catching rabbits was Billy Hanrahan R. I. P. He lived in the parish of Newtownsandes and lived in a house by himself. He used to leave his own house at six o'clock in the evening and he would travel miles away. When he would get tired he used to lie down on the grass and put his coat around his head. Then in the morning he used get up early and catch two or three rabbits. One day he took a little boy of the Mulooneys with him. It was a fine summer's evening and you would delight to go out. They went away and they didn't know what time it was until Billy got tired. He sat down and put his coat around his head, and let the little boy home alone.

  6. An Old Story

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Nora Walsh
    Informant
    Joseph Walsh
    Age
    60

    About thirty years ago a man named Tim Murphy was coming from his friends who lived in Bally-conry. There was a christening held in the house that night and it was mid-night when he left for home. He had a horse and car and he had to go to Bunaraght.
    When he came out on the public road at Lisselton Cross he saw a funeral coming towards him.
    When he was about to pass the funeral his horse stopped and refused to go.
    He had a whip in his hand and he beat the horse with it but he would not stir.
    The whip fell out of his hand and a man who was of the funeral party, who was living near him and was sick in bed picked up the whip,

  7. The Caves of Guhard

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Kit Scanlon
    Informant
    Thomas Galvin
    Age
    78

    The caves of Guhard are situated at the top of Mc Namara's hill.
    Before the caves of Guhard were first found out, one day a woman was coming from a funeral at Lisselton, she was coming across Guhard hill.
    When she was nearing the place where the caves now are a heavy fog arose before her.
    After a while it got very dark and she was hurled into the cave.
    She was moved on in until she met a crowd of people.
    They were at a wake, and she saw the corpse laid out on a stone table.
    After that she was moved on until a great door opened, she walked out and where she found herself was in the middle of a fort.

  8. Local Place Names

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Dan Daly

    28
    Local Place Names
    Bromore - The great mansion
    Ballybunion - The townland of the Bunyans
    Lisselton - The fort of St Eithne
    Sliss - Borderland
    Beale - The Mouth
    Tullamore - The big hill
    Carrigane - The Rocky ground
    Haha - The sports green
    Kilconly - From Connla who destroyed a monster
    Sliss - Borderland
    Littor - The wet side of the hill.
    Killeton - The church of St Eithna
    Barraduff - The Black top
    Ballyegan - The ton land of the Egans
    Ballyeigh - The place of the O'Heas.
    Kilcolman - Colman's Church
    Tullane - The pillar stone
    Tullabeg - The small hill
    Doon - A fort
    Barna - A gap
    Dirra - The wood of the oaks
    Dan Daly
    Bromore, Ballybunion
    14-7=38.