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  1. Cures

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    English

    In Killallon Clonmellon there is a warty well.

  2. Local Place Names

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    The Móinín

    The Móinín is situated in the townland of "Corn More" in the parish of Cluain Mioláin.

    Cnoc na RÍ
    "Cnoc na Rí" is a hill with trees growing on it and it can be seen from any part of Clonmellon. A king lived on that hill long ago. It is in the townland of Clonmellon and in the parish of Clonmellon. There was a town at "Cnoc na Rí" called "Raiscín". That is why Clonmellon is called "Raiscín".

    Old Town
    Old Town is part of "Corn More". There was a small village at Old Town but it was knocked by the Chapmans. There is a heap of stones where the village was. The road that led into it is still there. It joins Ned Manning's Boreen. Old Town is in the parish of Cluain Mioláin.

    Colrony Bog
    Colrony Bog is in the Killua estate Kilrush Clonmellon.

    Scotland
    Scotland is a field on the Kilrush road about a quarter of a mile outside Clonmellon.

    The Milking Field
    When Chapman's were living in Killua the people of Clonmellon used to put their cows in the Milking Field. That is why it is called the Milking Field.

    Balls Fort
    Balls Fort is situated about a mile outside Clonmellon on the Killallon

  3. Fairy Forts

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    "Cnoc na Riogh" is situated in the townland of Clonmellon. There is an entrance hole in it.

    "Lewis' Fort" is situated in the townland of of Clonmellon. It is circular with a fence of trees round it.
    Ball's Fort is situated in the townland of Clonmellon. It is circular with a fence of bushes round it.
    "Cnoc a Loca" is situated in the townland of Clonmellon. It is circular with

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    There is a well in Jim Ball's field it is called St Ann's well.

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    Collector
    Kevin Cahill
    Informant
    Christopher Reilly
    Informant
    Matew Dowd

    There is a well in Jim Ball's field it is called St Anns well. It was on the side of the road, but a Connaught man washed his feet in it and it moved out to the field. The well is near the river on the left hand side as you go to Clonmellon about thrity yards the Killallon side of Mc Donnell's gate. There was a Saint in Killallon and one day a wild pig followed him. The pig took a drink out of St. Anns well and he died. There was a graveyard in Ball's field on the road from Dalys of Killallon to Clonmellon. There was a Chapel ther also, and Cromwell knocked it. One day two men were building a ditch beside the graveyard and they found bones of people. There is a well at the end of Clonmellon

  5. Cures

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    Christy Leavy, Kilrush, Clonmellon has the cure of running ring-worm, and of the toothache also.
    James Martin Clonmellon, has the cure of the "burst". There is a well in Killanan called the spa well, the water has the cure of the sore eyes.
    Mrs Daly Clonmellon can make ointment to cure burns.
    Mrs Gary Clonmellon has the cure of the thorn.
    Mrs Fitzsimons mother Clonmellon can make ointment to cure pock on the tits of cow, it is made from carbolic soap and goats milk.
    Francis Meehan has the cure of the sore mouth.
    Michael Casserly Cloncat has the cure of the ring worm.
    Mrs Craford Kilalon has the cure of the burns.

  6. Clonmellon is the name of my home district. It is in the townland of Clonmellon and in the barony of Delvin. There are eighty families in the townland. there are three hundred and seventy five people in the townland. Reilly and Garry are the most common famaily. Slated houses are the most common. I don't know anything else about it.

  7. My Home District

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    Collector
    Seán D'Arsaigh
    Informant
    Bean Uí D'Arsaigh

    I live in the townland of Clonmellon, the parish of Clonmellon and the barony of Delvin. There are about ninety families in the townland. "Reilly is the most common in the townland. Slated houses are most common. There are about nine people over seventy in the townland.

  8. Fairy Forts

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    The nearest fort to Clonmellon is "Cnoc na Ríogh". It is circular and is covered with trees. It is in the townland of Hartstown. There is an entrance hole to it. It was built by the Danes.

    There is another fort near Clonmellon. Its name is "Cnoc Mellón" and is circular. No one explored it as far as I now. It is supposed to be unlucky to cut trees or to plant round the fort. It is in the townland of Kilrush. It was built by the Danes.
    The next fort is "Doughty's Fort". It is circular and is in the townland of Clonmellon. There is a fence of earth and stone round it. It was built by the Danes.

  9. Local Place Names

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    Collector
    Tomás Mach Domhnaill
    Informant
    Seamús

    There is a little rock in a field in Cnoc Na Rioz. It is called St. Patricks rock. the people around Clonmellon district say that St. Patrick knelt on it.

    The Milking Field.
    There is a field in Killua and it is called "The Milking Field". When Lady chapman owned Killua some of the people around Clonmellon had a cow or two and had no land for the cattle to graze so Lady Chapman set this field to the people of Clonmellon who had no land for their cattle to graze on.Everyone who had a cow and no land for it to graze paid so much for every cow he had on it. The cows that used to graze on it had more milk on it than on any other field so it was called "The milking Field" It is situated on Killua grand Ave.

  10. Objects of Value

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    Informant
    Moya Clarke

    In a yard belonging to Tom Fay, Clonmellon there stands a large iron pot supposed to have been used by the power people to boil indian porridge in the years of the famine. This porridge was made in the Market Square, Clonmellon.

    Mrs. Kelly, Abbeylara, Granard owns a large tin churn which held buttermilk to be distributed to the poor people during the famine.
    The "Nailers Bush" stands on the main road from Clonmellon to Kells about a half mile outside the town. It gets its name from a man who used to

  11. Killallon Churches

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    Collector
    Una Gaughran

    The present church of Killallon is the fourth built in the parish. The remains of the first church are still to be seen opposite Mr. Bell's gate on the road leading from Killallon to Clonmellon. The Holy water font was taken from the ruins of this church and placed on a mound of earth and stones on the side of the road about ten perches on the Clonmellon side of Mr. Ball's gate. This Font is circular in shape and fills with rain-water for a good part of the year. People, having warts, wash them in this water and pin a cloth to a whitethorn bush which overhangs the Font or well as it is called as a thanksoffering for the cure effected. The local people have great reverence for this font as it reminds them of their ancestors, who crossed themselves with the water from this font in the time long gone by.

  12. Cures

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    Informant
    Mrs Skelly

    'Warts II (Local Cure) "Wartie Well" about 1.5 mls. from Clonmellon on Oldcastle road on left as you approach Daly's public house, Killallon. Three small whitethorn bushes overhang the well. A prayer (any prayer) is first said. A piece of rag is tied to the bush and a pin thrown at the bottom of the ash tree which is about a yard from the hedge. The well water is next rubbed to the wart. The rag must be part of your clothing. [Mrs Skelly, The Glebe, Clonmellon.]' RJR 160516.

  13. Local Place Names

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    Killallon. It is called Ball's Fort because Balls owned it. It is in the townland of Clonmellon and the parish of Clonmellon.


    The Nailers Bush
    There is a bush on the Kells Road about half a mile from Clonmellon called the Nailers Bush. It is called that because a Nailer lived in it. It is in the townland of "Corn More".

    St Patricks Rock
    St Patricks Rock is a large round rock near "Cnoc na Rí". When St Patrick came to the district he knelt on the rock to pray.

  14. Cnoc na Rí

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    Collector
    Mícheál Ó Cléirigh
    Informant
    Jim Clarke

    Cnoc Na Ríogh is a hill beside Clonmellon village. It is circular and there are a lot of trees on top of it. It can be seen from Balls fort in Killallon. There used to be fairies in the fort but there are not any in it now


    (Mícheál Ó Cléirigh from Jim Clarke Clonmellon)

  15. Local Fairs

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    Collector
    Larry Leavy
    Informant
    Mrs Leavy

    Clonmellon fairs are held on the second Wednesday of each month. The fair is held on the main street. Buyers often go out through the country to buy cattle or sheep but not at crossroads. They go to the farm house nowadays more oftener then long ago. I do not know any traditions of fairs held on hills near cemeteries, castles or forts. The is no toll paid at Clonmellon fairs. Luck money is always given. Parties make agreements by sticking each others hands. Animals are usually marked when sold with a raddle.

  16. Fairy Forts

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    Collector
    Seán Ó Séaghach
    Informant
    Jimmie Henry

    There is a fort in "Cnoc na Riog" It is the nearest fort to Clonmellon. There is an entrance hole in the fort of "Cnoc of Riog" There is a fence of trees around it. The Danes built them. Fairies used to live in the fort at "Cnoc Na Riog" There was a man out of Clonmellon sitting on a wall near Galboystown with a crowd of people. He stood up on the wall and he saw fairies kicking football but no one could see the fairies only the man. Then he said he would go down and kick with the fairies but the people tried to stop him but they could not do so. He went down to kick with the fairies and they

  17. Holy Wells

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    English
    Collector
    Seumás Mach Cáthaigh
    Informant
    Mícheal Mach Cárthaigh

    There are two holy Wells in this parish. One is in Killua named St Lucys Well. There is another one in Killallon named the Warty Well. St Lucy's well is in the townland of Clonmellon. The warty well is in the townland of Killalon. St Lucys well is in the castle yard Killua. The warty well is on the side of the road from Clonmellon to Killallon. There is no special day for visiting either wells. Warts are cured in the Warty well. Three our fathers, three hail marys and three glorys should be said for three mornings in succession. The cure is applied by dipping the wart into the water. There is a bush at the well and relics are hung on it. There was a chapel in the field beside the warty well and the well is in front of the chapel.