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2019-02-19 16:02
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Constantinople is a very big word and you'r the biggest dunce in the world if you are not able to spell it.
It.
What wears a white coat and a red cap.
A match.
Hairy in and hairy out hairy into hairy's mouth.
A man's foot going into a stocking.
What is it the rich man keeps and a poor man throws away
Water out of his nose.
What is the difference between a hill and a pill.
One is hard to get up and the other hard to get down
Why is a Jeweller like a Jailor.
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2019-02-19 15:58
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isteach ann é.
Do thóg sí amach i bplátaí é agus do thug sí dos na sagairt é agus dubhairt sí.
"Seo dhíbh anois é agus istigh libh é agus ní fheadar-sa cad é an dúil a bhíonn i dté agaibh."
Síle Ní Mhuirighthe, Doire an Chuillinn.
Fuaras an cúntas seo thuas óm' athair Conchúbhar Ó Muirighthe atá na chómhnaidhe i nDoire an Chullinn i bparóiste Bhaile Mhuirne i mbarúntacht Musgraí Uí Fhloinn Thiar.
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2019-02-19 15:54
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What will go up the chimney down and wont come down the up.
An umbrella.
As I went outside I dropped something I could'ent pick up.
My breath.
Long legs, short thighs little head and no eyes.
A tongs.
As I went into the garden I met a little man with a stick in his hand and a stone in his belly.
A cherry.
Why is a drummer boy the fastest in the world.
Because time beats all men and he beats time.
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2019-02-19 15:47
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Do bhí seana bhean ann fadó agus do station chun bheith aici. Ní bhíodh púinn tae ag aoinne san m san agus dubhairt duine éigin léi go gcaithfeadh sí tae d'fhághail don sagart. Aon lá amháin do chuadh an t-seana bhean isteach go dtí Magh Chromtha aguss do cheannuig sí púnt tae.
Nuair a tháinig lá an station do fuair sí corcán mór aguss do chuir sí an púnt tae isteach ann agus do líon sí le h-uisge é agus nuair a bhí beirithe do sgag sí an t-uisge as. Annsan taréis cúpla neómat d'fhéach sí isteach annn is do cheap sí go raibh sé ana thrim agus do fuair sí cnapóg mór ime is do chaith sí
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2019-02-19 15:47
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A bird's cage.
Why is a hungry man like a baker.
Because he needs bread.
Said a child to a father how does it come that you are my father and I am not your son
A daughter.
Jane at the fire with her hundred eyes.
A pot of soup.
Mrs. D. Mrs. I. Mrs. F. F. Mrs. C. U. Mrs. L. T. Y.
Mrs. difficulty.
Twenty sick sheep went out a gap one died how many was left.
Nineteen.
London Derry Cork and Kerry spell me that without a K.
That.
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2019-02-19 15:35
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would get five or six pencils for one penny
The teachers did not know any Irish. There was a black - board in placeof calling it a board they called it a card. They were not strangers who were teaching in the farmers houses
Magoney School was built for the blue book teaching by Colonil Lewes. Lewes wanted to teach protestant religion and he would not allow any Catholic Religion to be taught in it at all. There was a parish Priest named Father Rooney and he had turf on Lewes estate. Lewes was going to take Father Rooney's turf but he would not let him That night Father Rooney prayed hard that the protestants would have to leave the school. The next day the news came that Lewes was found dead with the shoulders eaten off himself so there was no school carried on in Magoney for a long time after.
The next school master in Magoney was Mitchell and then Mr Maine and Mr Tearney.
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2019-02-19 15:30
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Long ago the people made nearly all their clothes with their hands.
My grand Aunts Julia and Alice Sinnott made clothes with their trade in a swing school in Callan. They had a little room for the purpose.
They made all the clothes for all the servants in Desart and Farmley also the Floods.
Sometimes Julia went to Desart to help to make clothes for Lord and Lady Desart. They also made habits for people as in those days the people had the habits in the houses before they died. They always had plenty of sewing to do.
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2019-02-19 15:22
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ruins of four walls of the Church and in it a stone altar and two steps leading up to it. On it the front of the altar there are Roman letters engraved and also around the walls. People are brought from Mountshannon to be buried there.
At the entrance to King Briana fort are three steps and on the top of the steps there stands two capped pillars. On the top step there are letters engraved but in the fort there is nothing to be seen.
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2019-02-19 15:21
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rods for that purpose. The frame of the baskets commonly called "Kishes" was made of very strong sallies and also the handle to handle ones. The cross sallies were weaker. Kishes of every size were made. Some were used for straining the potatoes for the dinner, and others of a larger size in picking potatoes.
[Drawing] - Kish
Davy Fenlon and his son John are now practically the only people who make them in the parish of Graig-na-Managh.They sell a large number of them in the potato season every year.The price varies from about 3 shillings to 4 shillings each. Spades, gates ,ploughs and fire-cranes were always made from the bindings of the wheels of horse carts.
[Drawing] - Fire-Crane
Curran of Tinnehinch used to make all classes of nails from rod iron.
The old women long ago spun woollen thread with a hand wheel,
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2019-02-19 15:19
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There is a field called the people's field on the side of Craig Lea on which is a Mass Rock. Further up the hill is another rock known as the Evil Rock. This had some connection with the Clare Witch.
There is a fort or lios in Lackereagh around which the road is supposed to turn but there is an old superstition which says it is very unlucky to go around a fort, or that some ill-luck will befall the person.
In Holy Island, nine miles from Killaloe by water, there is a Round Tower and the
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2019-02-19 15:18
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Candle making was carried on in almost every house in this district in olden time. Goats were killed. The flesh was called "black mutton" and the fat was rendered in the bake-pan. Twine was dipped into it, and it was left in grease till set. Candles were then shaped,and the surplus fat was rendered again.
Basket Making:- Almost every family in the district made its own baskets, and grew sally
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2019-02-19 15:17
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About fifty years ago there was an awful drought. Not a drop of rain fell during the Spring & early Summer. There was practically no harvest that year.The corn was so short that it had to be pulled up by hand out of the roots.
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2019-02-19 15:16
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After throwing out the holy water, the wind storm has been known to abate.
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2019-02-19 15:14
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on February 1933. The snow drifted to a depth of six and seven feet in the Coppena district and we could not get next or near the school for a whole fortnight.Several men were employed at the cross of Coppena to dig trenches.Farmers owning sheep were severely hit as many of them were caught in the drifts and smothered.A Collie dog belonging to Doyles of Raheendonore saved the lives of several sheep.He scraped up the snow and ran to his master with a piece of wool.Then the farmer would go and root for his sheep.
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2019-02-19 15:14
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In February 1908 a windstorm occurred.It caused serious damage,sweeping the roofing off some insecure outhouses.It flew from the South west and lasted about twelve hours.
An old custom which still survives with very old people is to put three cinders into holy water and it throw it in the direction in which the wind is blowing
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2019-02-19 15:13
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passengers up the Shannon through Lough Derg to Portumna Athlone and Banagher and from Banagher by canal boats to Dublin. The company afford employment to a great number of persons in the construction and repair of docks and warehouses.
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2019-02-19 15:11
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of the surrounding country to a great distance.
A mill, with machinery driven by water was erected at the expence of £6000 for cutting and polishing stone and marble, and working them into mantel-pieces, flags, slabs, and other articles in which about 100 men were employed and for whose residence near the works handsome slated cottages were built.
Close to the mills is a yard for boat-building belonging to the Shannon Steam Navigation Company and who have established a regular communication by steam-packets for goods and
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2019-02-19 15:11
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laid it on a bundle of straw and he said that if the fairies did not take away the fairy child he would set fire to it. It was taken immediately. From that out paddy Burke did not go to dances. He got very thin. After a few months he died. When he was dying he said, "The women who tried to steal Casey's child are the cause of my death."
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2019-02-19 15:10
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Burke brought the child to his sister's house and he slept there that night. when he came to Casey's next morning he found a great disturbance there because there was a dead child left instead of Caseys. It did not resemble the Casey child in the least. In fact it was very ugly. Paddy brought back the child. Then the question was how would they get rid of the fairy child. Paddy
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2019-02-19 15:09
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In Bartholomew O Neills, Ballyogan, Graig-na-Managh about fifty years ago a game of cards was going on. In the middle of the night they had tea in a room off the kitchen. And they left the pack of cards on the kitchen table. When they came back there wasnt trace or tidings of the cards. They searched high and holy for it, and the next morning it was found on a flat flag stone in a rath near the house, and five stone seats around the flag. The neighbours firmly believed that the fairies took them and played with them all night.
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2019-02-19 15:09
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After a while one of them went through the window into the room. When she was gone Paddy tried to catch the other to see who it was but she disappeared. After a while the woman who went into the room handed Mr. Casey's youngest child through the window to the other but Paddy grabbed the child and also tried to catch the woman but she escaped. Paddy
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2019-02-19 15:08
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A flourishing trade in stuffs camlets, and serves was formerly carried on, and two well supplied markets were held weekly but both the manufacture and the markets have been discontinued.
Above and below the bridge there are numerous eel weirs, which produce a strong current in the river and there was also a salmon fishery in the district.
In the vicinity are some very extensive slate quarries which on an average about 100,000 tons of slates are annually raised for the supply
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2019-02-19 15:05
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One night he was going across a field which contained a rath from his own house to O Neill's Ballyogan. It was a moonlight night and no matter how he crossed the field he always landed on the rath. He was going round the field all
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2019-02-19 15:04
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carried on in a place which is now known as the Canal Store.
Jim Gleeson carried on the trade of making gates in Killaloe and then he emigrated to America and got first prize for making horse shoes.
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2019-02-19 15:04
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night. At last he though of a plan. He had often head that if he turned any part of his clothes inside out he would get safely across. He then turned his coat inside out and got safely to his destination.
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2019-02-19 15:03
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Well, on the occasion of rounds. There is no tree or bush at St Mary's Well.
16) The water from the Well is not used for cooking purposes. There is no fish in the Well which some say is the source or beginning of the River Deel which joins the Shannon near Foynes.

17) Naomh Berichert's Well is supposed to be the one used by Naomh Berichert and his monks. There is no record of any supernatural at Naomh Berichert's Well. Very likely the visiting day or Well Day or Pattern (Patron Day) Feb 18th was originated by Naomh Berichert with a view to attracting the multitude to be preached to, and converted by the Saint and his monks.
He died on December the 6th 839 AD according to the "Annals of the Four Masters", and if it (the Well Day) were not begun before then, this (Dec 6th) would seem to be the proper date for "Well Day" or Naomh Berichert's day.
The pilgrimage was never suppressed, but the saying of Mass was suspended for some years due to a fight or "row" which took place between police and people about 50 years ago, in the time of the Land League.
Some years before a meeting of the Land League was addressed by the late Michael Davitt during the Well Day. This was one of his first meetings when he came south. Some days before he addressed a meeting in Newmarket, Co Cork, about 8 miles from Tulach Leis (Tullylease)

18) For a photo of the Well and Abbey and Cloch Fiad (or Cloch Eilith) application may be made to Robert Dore, Church St, Drumcollogher, Co Limerick who is a capable photograper. For photo of Cloc na hEilte see page 9.

19) In the Ordnance Survey Map (1905 Edition) Sheet 6, Co Cork, the Wells, Abbey, and Cloch Fiad (Cloch Eilithe) are shown at the left hand top corner, 6 inches from the top and 6 ins from the side.

20) Matthew D. O'Brien N.T. P.C.
21) Tullylease N.S. Charleville OR (Private Address) Church St. Drumcollogher, Co Limerick. I am a native of the district and so I have been hearing of th
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2019-02-19 15:03
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Padd McMahon who lived a short distance outside Killaloe made his living by basket-making.
John Noonan who lived in the Canal Bank, had a forge there and used to make nails. He used an anvil and brand.
The five brothers of the Ellises who lived in Ballina make their living by fishing.
John Kennedy, The Green, Killaloe used to weave flannels.
Matt Ryan of Garranboy was considered a great thatcher by the people.
About seventy years ago monumental work was
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2019-02-19 15:03
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1. Old mother sage sitting in her cage and all her children dead with age.
An apple tree in winter .
2. The longer it lives the short it grows.
Lighted Candle.
3. The man who made it didn't wear it and the man who wore it didn't see it.
A coffin.
4. Neither inside nor outside the house does it lie and yet every day surely it I espy.
A window
5. It opens like a barn door and sets like a trap and you'd think of fifty things before you'd think of that.
the mouth
6. Why does a cow look over a ditch
because she couldnt look under it.
7. Riddle me riddle me rantio, my Father gave me some seeds to sow.
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2019-02-19 15:00
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Reply to Questionaire regarding Holy Wells in the neighbourhood of Tullylease (Tulach Leis or Tulach na Leise), Charleville, Co Cork (11 miles) or "ditto" Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick (2 miles)

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St Mary's Well (The Virgin's Well) or Poul a Méára

I have already mentioned the Well in connection with the paying of the "rounds", to the Abbey, and Naomh Berichert's Well, and Cloch Fiadh.
It is at the other or eastern side of the road from Naomh Berichert's Well and about 60 yds away. It is at the northern side of the stream. It is about 10 yds from the steream and about 2 yds from the public road. It is about 50 yds north of the Cemetery wall. It is in the Cemetery the Abbey is situated. The present Catholic Church is about 200 yds south.
There is no tree or bush nor any outstanding landmark. About 50 years ago this Well was lined with bog oak, and some years ago was surrounded by a cement wall about 4 yds long by 3 1/2 yds wide.

Very likely the original name of this well was Poul a Mhéara (or hole of the finger) as it gives its name to the townland it is in.
According to tradition it got this name from the following incident:-
An English soldier when passing by the Well saw a pilgrim praying beside it and asked him what was he doing there? The pilgrim replied that he was praying to get cured (of some disease or other). The soldier (in mockery) said:- I have a sore finger and I will see if it cures it. When he put his hand into the Well, his finger
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:00
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fetched a high price. It gave great employment during the fishing season. But owing to Shannon scheme and the rise of the water the weirs were submerged and that ended the fisheries.
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2019-02-19 14:59
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Some years ago there was a woollen mill in Killaloe which manufactured tweeds and flannels. The farmers brought the wool got from their sheep to the mill to get it manufactured into tweeds and flannels.
Several hands were employed in the mill. The mill was closed down and afterwards was transformed into a factory for grinding corn. There was another small mill in Shantraud Killaloe for grinding corn.
There were three in Killaloe where tons of eels were caught which were sent across to a fish market Billingsgate London where they
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2019-02-19 14:55
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be sold by the broker to the butter merchant.
Wheels are made at the present day by the local carpenters.
Long ago candles were made by the people in their own homes. They melted tallow in a little boat-shaped pot called a grisset from which they poured it into a candle mould, containing a rush or a wick. When the tallow was quiet hard and set it was turned out of the mould.
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2019-02-19 14:54
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at the ground.
After a few trips he began to dream about the fairies there.
He dreamt three times that the fairies had burried a big box of gold in one corner of the ground.
One fine day he went up to dig it out. When he had two or three feet dug out he found the box, opened it, and found it full of empty pooka shells.
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2019-02-19 14:53
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The late Patrick Noonan of Killaloe was a great nailmaker. He lived on the Canal Bank where he carried on his trade. It was not by machine he made those nails but by hand which was the old-fashioned way.
The late Tim Maher of Killaloe was a great firkin maker. Coopering was a profitable business at the time as butter fetched a high price in the market. There were no creameries and all butter was packed into these wooden firkins and sent to the nearest market town to
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2019-02-19 14:52
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Many a good true story was transmitted through races of families from old people.
This is one of them. When my father was a little boy his father had a good share of ground in Danganbeg.
In one part of it was a big rath where a great many fairies lived.
My grand-father made many a trip up there in his spare time to look
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2019-02-19 14:50
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wool they sent it to the weaver who would return it to them made into a piece of flannel.
The people also made clothes baskets. The rods were boiled in a pot of boiling water. Then the rods were peeled and baskets were made.
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2019-02-19 14:50
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2019-02-19 14:49
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One of the earliest forms of light was the rush light in this district. The skin was peeled off the rush except one bit at the side to serve as a support. This part inside called the pith was dipped in fat and when allowed to cool was ready for use. Then the tallow candle was introduced which was a great improvement on the rush candle.
At that (day) time the people used to spin the wool themselves. At first the wool was cleaned which was afterwards send to the mill to be carded. When they had sufficient
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2019-02-19 14:48
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the colour, and if she guesses the right colour she can take that girl. And the devil does the same until all the colours are guessed. Then the angels beat the devils and then the game is ended.
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2019-02-19 14:47
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The games I chiefly play during the Summer time are Ring a Rosy and colours. Ring A Rosy is played by forming a group of girls and boys together and the words said are Ring a Ring a Rosy Pockets full of posies a hush a hush a all fall down." Then all the children fall down and that game is ended.
Colours are played like this. One girl is an angel, and another girl the devil. Then the colours are given out and the angel comes and guesses
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2019-02-19 14:45
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there such a snowstorm on the very eve of Summer.
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2019-02-19 14:45
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In the month of july about thirty years ago, there was a very severe cloud burst in the hills above Ballynevin. The rain came down in torrents and destroyed the crops that came in its way. It tore away bridges and invaded houses. It smothered many animals and one farmer was left without a single beast.
On the first of April 1917 we had a very severe snow storm which caused the loss of many lives and animals and it also caused great destruction of crops throughout the country. Many towns and villages were isolated for many weeks. Not since the year 1873 was
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2019-02-19 14:44
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“The cuckoo comes in April,
Sings her song in May.
In the middle of June
She turns her tune
And then she flies away.
Another old rhyme is:-
“The cuckoo is a small bird,
She sings as she flies
She brings us good tidings
And tells us no lies.”
If one hears her in the morning when one is fasting one will die that year. She builds no nest but lays one egg in a thrushes’ nest. She throws out of it the thrushes' eggs before she lays her own. Sometimes she lays it in a lark’s nest. The thrush or lark rears her young. The young cuckoo is very proud because it is bigger than the other young birds and before long
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2019-02-19 14:42
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she shoves the other birds out of the nest. A small bird is always seen flying around with the cuckoo. Some say it is a “Reabhóg”.
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2019-02-19 14:40
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making verses. Many were the songs he made during the troubled time in Ireland. In the year 1922 he made his last poem. He being in bed at this time he died shortly afterwards and was interred in Soneyford Cemetry. He was 94 years when he died.
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to the bedroom and bring out Mr. Woodroofe who was removed to hospital. Swimming back again he found the baby in the cradle dead and also carried it out. Other men rescued Mrs Woodroofe, and the child which she held in her arms all the time. Everything in the house was destroyed and was rendered unfit for use again. The furniture was floating about and was broken in pieces. The family were left homeless as it was considered unsafe to live again in the house fearing it might collapse.
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2019-02-19 14:39
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In bygone days, many people around this district used to make poetry or verses. One man lived on the Callan road near the Creamery. HIs name was Tom Danily or Tom the devil. He was very clever and he composed many funny poems.
Another was Michael Curtin also a native of Kells but he spent his later years in Soneyford. This man was blind and could neither read or wirte but he was gifted with the art of
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2019-02-19 14:37
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became inundated before any of the occupants could escape. Mr. Woodroofe was ill in bed and the water flowed in around his bedroom causing the bed to float around the room. Mrs. Woodroofe kept one of the children in her arms and clung to the door for support leaving a little baby in the cradle by the fireside which also floated about the kitchen.
As a young boy was passing by he noticed the perilous position of Mrs. Woodroofe and ran to the village for aid. Quickly the Garda and men arrived on the scene and found the house flooded. Pluckily Garda Smyth entered and had to swim in
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countries. It is supposed never to rear young in this country. It is said that the wood cock and wood hen both start across the sea with a piece of a twig held in the mouth. When they grow tired they drop the twigs in the sea and then alight to rest. When they resume their flight the wood hen forgets her twig and when she grows tired again she is lost. In this way a wood hen rarely reaches this country. The wood cock is only seen in the winter time. It is found beside a running stream. It is a tricky bird to shoot.
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2019-02-19 14:36
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The Wood Cock comes from foreign
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2019-02-19 14:36
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trees grow around them. Some have pits or holes in the centre others have a hill. These last are called mounds or fairy hills. The people on whose land the forts are do not interfere with them as there is an old superstition that the person does will get some kind of blast or stroke of ill luck. In the month of May especially when blasts of wind pass, people say that they are fairy blasts passing to the fort.
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2019-02-19 14:34
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About nine years ago a severe storm raged which caused extensive damage. There lived a family named Woodroofes in a house near to a stream just outside the village of Ballina which became swollen with the torrential floods that came rushing down from the mountain, bringing with it trees and bushes that were uprooted.
There was a bridge crossing the stream and the trees, bushes and mud were lodged against it blocking the flow of water which arose to several feet in height reaching the house where the Woodroofe family lived. The house quickly
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There are three well-known fairy forts in this school district. A great number of people call them Raths. One is situated in Kilree, they other two are close to each other, one is in Shirley's of Garnaman the other one is in Kealy's of Cottles-Rath.
Nearly all of them are in a straight line, and it is said that the fairys in the night crosses from one two another. The rings are nearly round in shape and deal
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go to the county home.
They are to be seen at all race meetings, football, matches and sports of all kings and each has his or her own game to make money. The families which travel this district mostly are the Donovans, Delaneys, and Ó Connors. Those travellers are always around before the fairs of Kilkenny, Thomastown, and also before the Pattern of Ladyswell. Some of those travellers can sing and tell stories, and people often gather to hear them and buy song ballads from them.
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those travellers are very poor especially those who drink and some are very well off, because the well off travellers make their own things, namely mats, baskets, or brushes, and sell them at a reasonable price to the farmers and others. Some of them will take anything in the way of alms, others will only take money. In Summer they camp out in caravans and tents in lonely lanes and by-roads.
In Winter they look for lodgings in houses or
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Almost every week travellers pass by my home and sometimes come in to make their tea. They usually have their own food sometimes they eat inside if the the day is wet, and outside if the day is fine.
Some of the travellers sell small articles consisting of pins, laces, brushes, delph and holy pictures. Some of
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turnip or cutting out a race horse. The mans face is made by cutting two holes for his eyes and his mouth then you stick in a few pieces of clean sticks for his teeth.
Then bore a hole large enough to fit a candle into it and to put the lighted candle up on a wall on a very dark night and that would frighten the people. It is called Jacky the Lantern.
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that hour. Shen he appeared they approached him and said "your life or your money." "A life will be lost" he replied "before i surrender." Then he disappeared.
No one ever interfered with the little man since although lights were seen on different occasions. It is considered as much a torment as a blessing.
Collected by Peter Carter.
Told by the late James Carter,
Gortinure House,
Keshcarrigan P.O.
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[Drawing] - chain
[Drawing] - daisy
It is a great custom among boys and girls to gather daisies and make them into a chain by forming the stems together.
In olden times it was a great pastime for people to dress in the blossom of Spring such as golden chain and daisy chain. The people of olden times used to make wreaths for their heads and wear bouquets in their dresses. It was great fun making a man's face out of a
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grind it fine and wet it and rub it into the corn it will soak out the kernal or root. People also have the custom of going to holy wells such as Ladyswell where to get cured of certain ailments such as lameness.
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Hidden Treasure.
I live in the Parish of Mohill and in the towland of Gortinure, Co. Leitrim.
In this townland there is a high hill, on the top of which is a fort. This fort was built by the early Gaels or Celts who were very rich in gold, gold ornaments and bronze weapons. Specimens of their pottery may still be seen in museums whilst a pot of gold lies hidden under a tree on the north-west side of Gortinure fort. The Cetls were a small race of people, some of them were but two feet in height, and they are known as Leprechauns. This pot of gold is guarded by one of these little men who only appears at midnight on All Hallow Eve. When it became known that he was to be seen on this night two men lay, in ambush until
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In olden times people had a great amount of cures for sickness, such as tootaches, headaches, etc.
The food left after a ferret was a cure for thrush a desease of the tongues of babies. Hot salt was a cure for a sore throat. To heat the salt put it in your stocking and rub around the throat at bed time.
Washing soda was also a very good cure for corns, to
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makes her breed small.
The cooko never builds her nest but robs the thrushes. It is said that the robin dipped her breast in our Saviours blood and that is why she has a red breast.
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warbler of all the wild birds. All the wild, rest of the birds are considered mischivous as the pick up seeds which are sown. Crows are also very mischivous and people often have to shoot them to protect their crops. The coocko and robin are considered the most harmless of all birds, the coocko being one of the seven sleepers and we do not see much of her as she only lays two eggs each year and that
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never agree, They always fight when they meet.
The implements that a tailor uses when he is working are, the scissors, the thimble, the sewing machine, the smoothing iron, the needle and the tape. Shirts were made from flax in the homes of the people about fifteen years ago. Socks and stocking are knitted locally from wool every winter.
There is one spinning wheel in the district. It is about fifty years old. It belongs to Patrick Regan of Powellshill, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
Wen the old people are going to a funeral or a wake the men wear a swallow tailed coat and a black hard hat, and the women wear a bonnet and a long black cloack and veil over their faces.
Collected by Patrick Lynch,
Annagh,
Cootehall,
Co Roscommon.
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of houses, old mills, and cow-sheds. The swallow is also a very good weather guide as it flies low to get its food, when it is going to rain.
The resaon of this being the flies fly low when the temperature cools.
The thrust is also a harmless bird, it is a great singer and it feeds mostly on worms. Boys and girls are thought not to throw stones or rob its nest as it is considered the best
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The wild birds of our district are crows, finches, sparrows, thrushes, linnets and robins.
During the Summer months we have the swallow, but in the Autumn she mygrates to France.
This bird is of a very timid nature and is most harmless, living mostly on flies, and it builds its nest in the eves
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Well: it is the custom for some young men to dress up like wren boys and spend some time dancing and singing in the house where there is a Wedding They are known by the name of "Straw Boys". It is also the custom of some people to throw rice on the married couple when they are leaving the Chapel.
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Clothes made Locally.
In the district of Cootehall there are two tailors. Their names are John Mc Loughran and Patrick McCormack lives in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon, and Patrick McCormack lives in Annaghbeg, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
Patrick McCormack travels from house to house making suits of clothes. He also stocks cloth. In former times cloth was both spun and woven by the hands but it ceased to be done about forty years ago because at the present time it can be got cheaper in the shop. The cloth which was made locally was much better than the cloth which was bought in the shop. This cloth was called fleece cloth.
It is said that a tinker's wife and a tailor's wife
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was supposed to be on the top of Knocknarea Mountain, some eight miles from where he lived. He dreamed of this three nights in succession and that if he were there at dawn, that he would get it.
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It is the custom for fourteen young men to the house where there is a corpse and recite an office. They also say one in the chapel the following night. There is a always a leader along with them and his name is Joseph Clancy. Each of them recite a verse in their turn and it is usually very sad. When they have it finished they get tea and Liquor. A saucer of snuff is laid at the foot of the bed and whoever likes can take a grain, but in former yeats clay pipes and tobacco were given round.
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I often heard my daddy tell the story about my grandfather. One night he dreamed about a pot of gold that
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It is the custom for fourteen young men to the house where there is a corpse and recite an office. They also say one in the chapel the following night. There is a always a leader along with them and his name is Joseph Clancy. Each of them recite a verse in their turn and it is usually very sad. When they have it finished they get tea and Liquor. A saucer of snuff is laid at the foot of the bed and whoever likes can take a grain, but in former yeats clay pipes and tobacco were given round.
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Paidreacha
The people long ago used to have a lot of prayers. The people did not learn these prayers out of a book. Long ago when the people used to see a star falling they used to say mainm do dhia agus do Mhuire three times. When they used to see the new moon at first they used to bless themselves. When they used to be reaching the fire they used to say Coiglimid an teine seo mar coigleas Criosta cach. Muire ar bharr and tighe and Brighid i na lar and da aingeal deag ata i gcathair an ngras. Ag cumhdach and tighe seo agus na daoine slan. When the people used to be in danger they used to say Dia idir sinn agus an anachain. When a person used to escape a danger they used to say go dtarruighidh [?] Dia sinn. When they would see a person working they would say God bless the
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Inquiries he found out from the poor woman of the house, that all the food they had was a half cake of bread for herself and the family. The old man told the husband to go out and bring in the bag from outside the door, as he brought it for the children. He had his reward to see the pleasure and happiness of the household having their first square meal in a long time. The woman of the house told her benefactor that she was never so near hunger afterwards.
I know the son, Grandson and daughter of of the main who was so kind to his neighbours. It was in their home I heard the story told, and I may add that they never wanted for food or money as they are as "comfortable farmers" as are in this parish.
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1. Maoilre Mac an Chrodha.
2. Baile an Dubhlaoich, Gaillimh.
3. 28
4. Feilméireacht
5. Mar a 2 thuas.
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Bíonn aonach i nGaillimh chuile mí. 'Siad na h-aontacha is mó a bhíos ann ná Aonach Cnoc an Doláin agus na Faithche. 'Sí an fáth a dtugtar Aonach Cnoc an Doláin air mar gheall go raibh sé i gCnoc an Doláin ar dtús agus annsin tháinic sé go dtí an Chearnóg. Bíonn sé ann mí Mheadhon-Foghmhair.
Tugtar Aonach na Faithche air mar gheall go mbíonn an t-aonach sa bhfaithche. Bíonn sé ann i mí Beáltaine.
Díoltar beithidhigh, caoirigh, muca agus caiple ag na h-aontacha sin.
Nuair a dhíolann fear bó nó muc nó capall nó caora, fághann sé ticéad beag ionnus go dtógfadh an fear an bhethidheach agus nach bhfágfhaidhe aige é.
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Killbanon
The present church in Killbranon is called after St. Bennen. There is a Round Tower in Killbannon and it stands from the time of St. Bemnen. It is situated on bóthar béil áthá an Gadaidhe about one and a half miles from Tuam. There is a well near the church it is called St. Patrick's well. About a quarter of a mile from the church and there is still to be seen the print of St. Patrick's knees. There is a particular thing about it that grass never grows on the spot where the Saint knelt. People go very often to the spot and pray there. And when they are coming home they leave something after them in honour of the Saint. A wall was built around the place by Mr. J H Corcoran in the year 1933. There is a small quarry of stones outside the wall and
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an t-am seo.
Nuair a bhí sí imthighthe aríst, tháinic an t-athair 's an mac. Dubhairt an t-athair, "nach maith nach dtainic na fir sin indiú, caithfeamuid iarraidh ar bheirt eile amáireach."
Nuair a tháinic an sean-fhuiseóg abhaile d'innis siad a sgéal di. Dubhairt sí, "tá go maith, níl aon bhaobhal orrain fós".
D'imthigh sí aríst an lá ina dhiadh sin agus dubhairt sí leo cluais níós fearr ná sin a bheith orra.
Nuair a bhí sí imthighthe thainic an t-athair 's an mac aríst. Dubhairt an t-athair, "nach maith nach dtáinic ana fir sin indiú, caithfe an bheirt againn féin dul amáireach agus é a bhainnt.
Nuair a thainic an sean-fhuiseóg abhaile d'innis siad di céard a thárla. Annsin dubhairt sí, "más mar sin é caithfe muid bheith ag imtheacht", agus d'imthigh siad. Bhí fhios ag an sean-fhuiseóg nach raibh aon maith dóibh bheith ag brath ar na comharsana.
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Scéal
1. Maoilre Mac an Chrodha.
2. Baile'n Dubhlaich, Gaillimh.
3. 28.
4. Feilméireacht.
5. Mar a 2 thuas.
6. Ón a athair.
7. 20
8. 45
9 Mar a 2 thuas.
10. 20.7.'38
Bhí nead ag fuiseóg i ngort cruithneacht an uair. Chuaidh sí amach i gcoinne bidhe do na h-eanach óga lá amháin. Nuair a bhí sí ag dul amach dubhairt sí leo bheith ag faire le fatchíos an dtiocfadh aoinduine thart. Nuair a bhí sí imthighthe tháinic an t-athair 's an mac a mba leo an pháirc in-aice leis an nid. Dubhairt an t-athair leis an mac, "tá an chruithneacht seo i n-am a bhaint. Caithfheamuid iarraidh ar bheirt éicint theacht amáireach agus é a bhaint dhúinn".
Nuair a tháinic an [?]sean-fuiseóg abhaile d'innis na h-éanacha óga an sgéal di. Dubhairt sí, "tá go maith, níl aon baoghal fós orrainn."
D'imthigh sí aríst lá 'r na bháireach agus dcubhairt sí leo cluas níos fearr a bheith orra
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the river by means of a river weir and travelled it is believed to Waterford where he was seen by a woman who some how recognized him and betrayed him to the soldiers. They brought him bound on a cart to Limerick, where he was tried for high treason found guilty and sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out and Sir John Burke was hanged on Gallow's Green, Limerick. His only daughter became a Nun in a Dominican cloister in Lisbon, so ended the famous line of Bourkes of Brittas. The ruins of the Castle are often visited especially by American tourists. Crowned with ivy, it stands about a hundred (years) yards from the road, a silent reminder to those who pass by of the sufferings our fore-fathers endured to preserve and pass down to us the
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it was in that quarry that Mr. Corcoran got the sand to build the wall. At Killbanon St. Patrick erected an alter and said mass there in course of his mission to Connaught. There was a chief there and his name was, Ludath he was converted and he gave a fort to Patrick, who made it a monastery. It was in that monastery that St. Jarlath was educated and he was also ordained there. Lepor's came to St. Patrick having no water he struck the ground with his staff and water sprung up. He bathed the lepors and they were cured. St. Jarlath having been founded a church and school in Cloonfush and was first Bishop of Tuam.
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Holly Wells
When you first go there to make the Turas you take off your shoes and stockings. Then you begin the first part of the prayer at the well. Then you go on to the next station and pray there you repeat this three times and every time you go round you throw a stone into the heap that has accumulated since the well was first discovered. Then when you you have the Turas made each person leaves or ties a little piece of the garment they wear. There is a story told about two girls that went to make the Turas. When they had the Turas made they had nothing to leave each one of them had a broach. They thought it was too much to leave the broaches so when the got home the broaches were gone.
Every one that makes the Turas takes a quantity of the water in little bottles and takes it home with them and drinks it whenever they are sick for a cure.
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Amusement at Wakes
One of the old games some forty or fifty years ago was what they called (hide the gully). The gully was a pocket knife or a short piece of a stick so they would sit all around the kitchen in a row on the floor there would be one person appointed for searching them so one in the row would have the (gully) but the searcher would not know who had it so he would start at one end of the row and search trying to find it they would pass it from one to another in the row under their laps all calling out (hide the gully, hide the gully, hide the gully well) and whatever person the gully would be found with the penalty was a number of strokes of soot from the chimney put on his cheek. The would carry on at that game until they would be as black as nigers.
Another game they played at wakes was the miller grinding the corn into meal. One of the strongest men at the wake would be appointed for carrying the corn bags. He would carry the men or boys that were at the wake on his back and place them in a row sitting on the floor until he would have
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Further Cures
There is a sore which comes out on the mouth of children, atomatitis or craosghalar. If a man who was born after his fathers death breathed into the mouth of the child, it would be cured.
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Bawn or White Horse which serves as an indelible reminder to the inhabitants of the barbarities perpetuated during the penal days on the peaceful pastors of their church. One day through the medium of the afore said information this priest (father Boyle) met his martyrdom. He was saying mass as usual when the British troops saw him. Flying from the mass rock on his horse he was pursued relentlessly until he came to the rock of Garran Bawn. There his horse was shot under him and he himself was wounded. He dragged his enfeebled limbs up the face of Cnoc-na-Cleire and here he was savagely battered to death.
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Father Sheehy
When Father Sheehy was killed his head was put on the spike of the Old Barracks gate and his sister, a very pious woman, took it down and put it in her apron and buried it under the one of the cellars under St. Mary's Church. It is said the print of her hand which was all blood came out on the door and all the painting which was done or would ever be done would not take it off of it.
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some time these salmon fry go to the sea until they are salmon. The way you'll know a female salmon from a male is the male has a spike out of his upper lip.
Once upon a time a man was trout fishing when a giant salmon rose. He ran tot he nearest village to seek a feather to make a fly. We have no feathers they said, "but the feather in my best hat". That will do. The man tied a fly and got the salmon which weight 5.8lbs.
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2019-02-19 11:26
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one jumps at another and will eat one another. If you dip the body of a fly in polish it will give it a glossy shade and change the colour of the fly. Another way is to dip the fly in parrafin oil; this way helps the fly to float better.
The best trout ever caught on the davon bait weighed 8lbs. In spring fishing the best hours are between 11am and 4pm.
A female salmon lays 2,000 eggs. when these eggs are hatched they turn into salmon fry. After
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In the penal days in the parish of Ardara there lived a priest by the name of Father Boyle.
Killiskewer chapel and graveyard had their origin in a desire that was probably genuine on the part of planters, as it certainly was on father Boyle's part to prevent military interference and bloodshed. Peace remained in these remote parts for a long time but at last the information that was wanted was received namely the place where father Boyle said mass.
Directly the sleuth-hounds were let loose and he (father Boyle) had to seek refuge. On the top of Mullmassaig peak is a very conspicuous rock called Garran
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Má bíonn ar an bhfear an bó a dhíolas sé ar thabhairt go dtí an stáisiún bíonn air cupla pighinn chustuim a íoc.
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is feeding on.
Bait fishing is also very popular at any time. You bait the hook with worm or artificial bait. When the fish is feeding he takes the bait. At the same time the fisherman stikes or pulls his line so as to drive the hook through his mouth. It is very difficult to take the hook out of his mouth as he sometimes swallows it.
When the trout are coming up from the sea they follow shoals of wibly-woblers or grey scavolngers and very often
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1. Maoilre Mac an Chrodha.
2. Baile an Dubhlaoich, Gaillimh.
3. 28
4. Feilméireacht
5. Mar a 2 thuas.
6 -
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8 -
9 -
10 21.6.38
Bíonn aonach i nGaillimh chuile mí. 'Siad na h-aontacha is mó a bhíos ann ná Aonach Cnoc an Doláin agus na Faithche. 'Sí an fáth a dtugtar Aonach Cnoc an Doláin air mar gheall go raibh sé i gCnoc an Doláin ar dtús agus annsin tháinic sé go dtí an Chearnóg. Bíonn sé ann mí Mheadhon-Foghmhair.
Tugtar Aonach na Faithche air mar gheall bo mbíonn an t-aonach sa bhfaithche. Bíonn sé ann i mí Beáltaine.
Díoltar beithidhigh, caoirigh, muca agus caiple ag na h-aontach sin.
Nuair a dhíolann fear bó nó muc nó capall nó caora, fághann sé tiicéad beag ionnus go dtógfadh an fear an bhethidheach agus nach bhfágfhaidhe aige é.
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line it is made to spin. It attracts the trout, salmon, or pike and when they snap at it they are caught by the hooks which hang at the tail or fins of the minnow.
Fly fishing is the chief way when the water is clear and is done by making artificial flies on hooks to float on the water. When the fish is feeding or hungry he will take the fly and the fisherman will strike or pull the line at the same time to drive the hook through his mouth. The chief object is to find the exact fly that the fish
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2019-02-19 11:18
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Fishing
Fishing is a very interesting sport and many a pleasent hour can be enjoyed on the banks of the river. There are many different ways of trout fishing, minnow, fly and bait.
The former is used at the beginning of the season when the water is partly coloured from floods. The minnows are off lead or grass or rubber. It is thrown far out in the water and by means of swivel on the
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2019-02-19 11:17
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Fishing
fishing is a very interesting sport and many a pleasent hour can be enjoyed on the banks of the river. There are many different ways of trout fishing, minnow, fly and bait.
The former is used at the beginning of the season when the water is partly coloured from floods. The minnows are off lead or grass or fubber. It is thrown far out in the water and by means of swivel on the
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make a ridge and lay them down along the ridge. Then you would put a very little clay on them then put some mamuse on them. Then put more clay on then again. When the stalks begin to grow, and when they get a little bit bigger you should put more clay to them so that they would grow.
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Further Cures
There is a sore which comes out on the mouth of children, stomatitis or ?. If a man who was borm after his fathers death breathed into the mouth of the child, would be cured.
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and they drank out of the shell of a goose egg.
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2019-02-19 11:01
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shaped like kidneys and is got in places where turnips grow and are never picked.
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2019-02-19 11:00
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There is an old cure called 'blessed virgin's lillies; it is a cure for heart disease. The little plant has berries
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2019-02-19 10:59
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the penny leaf. There are two sorts of Hemlock one sort was pounded between two stones and the juice was rubbed to cuts. The other sort was boiled in new milk and the liquid given to children who were suffering from worms.
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2019-02-19 10:59
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names of three girls on pieces of paper. Every girl would get also three pieces of paper on which the names of three boys were written. Both the girls and the boys would sleep on the pieces of paper and in the morning they would throw one of them away. On the second morning they would throw another paper away, and whatever name was on the third paper, that was the name of the person to whom the boy or girl would get married.
The table that the people had long ago at a wedding was an eighteen foot ladder covered with bags. They had pieces of blades of scythes for knives
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Further Cures
If a young baby has a cough the way to cure it is to bring it all different roads and not to bring it back the same way.
If dandeloin root is boiled and if rubbed to a person suffering from pains the pains will disappear. Also rub where the pains were with the juice of
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2019-02-19 10:57
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Further Cures
If a young baby has a cough the way to cure it is to bring it all different roads and not to bring it back the same way.
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2019-02-19 10:55
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Furhter Cures
If a young baby has a cough the way to cure it is to bring it all different roads and not to bring it back the same way.
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2019-02-19 10:54
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Old Cures
SORE THROAT
Mrs Hackett told me a cure for a sore throat to get some spring water but that no other water would do, dip a piece of silk cloth into the water and put it around your neck for three nights.
Kathleen Moroney,
60 Gassymore,
Clonmel
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2019-02-19 10:52
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lost one and if she knew where she had left if fall and if she looked for it she would find it. But she did not bother looking for it and that she took another one out of the packet she would be loosing one of her own friends.
Kathleen Moroney
62 Gassymore
Clonmel
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2019-02-19 10:51
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May Pisheogs
Mrs Hackett told me that it would not be right to cross a field in May nor to gather sticks nor to go up the river in a boat, nor to do up a house. She told me if you would do any of those things that something would happen to you. she also told me that when she was young that her mother used to tell her that if she had a packet of pins or a packet of clips, and if she
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2019-02-19 10:46
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So good night and joy to every one.
Kathleen Moroney
62 Gassymore
Clonmel
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2019-02-19 10:45
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"As slow as a snail" is said to a person that is slow and lazy,
"As tight as tuppence." Is said to a person that is very hard about money
"As clean as a new pin". When a thing is done very neat and tidy
"As quiet as a Lamb" Is applied to a person who is very meek and gentle.
"As giddy as a Goat" Is said to a wild person that has no sense.
"How tráithmhail you came" This is said to a person if they came into a house when anything was ready.
"You are as thin as a herring". Is said to a thin skinny person
"You are as bold as a pig" Is used to bold disobedient children
"As sour as gaul." This is used when anything has a bitter taste.
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2019-02-19 10:45
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the night before she died she saw a woman and she was dressed in white and she had long white hair. She left three screams out of her and the minute she did the woman that was sick died.
My father told me that when all the neighbours would be leaving the house they would sing a song, and this is the song.
If I had money enough to spend
May the one would be my friend
But when I haven't my heart is gone.
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2019-02-19 10:43
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holy water on them.
Kathleen Moroney
62 Gassymore
Clonmel.
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2019-02-19 10:42
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To Make Sciollans Grow
Mrs Dillon told me that a long time ago they had many ways for helping scollans to grow. They used to wait until the fire used to be gone black, and then they would get some water and dip their finger in it and then put their finger in the fire and make the sign of the cross on the scollans. another way they had was by making the sign of the cross on them with lime. My father does it even up to this day. another way was by shaking
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2019-02-19 10:29
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1. In this locality marriages are most frequent from the sixth of January until Ash Wednesday. They are most frequent during this period of time because it is the "Ranten" season, and no more marriages will be held until after Lent.
2. Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, and Saturday no day at all.
3. Long ago when the night of a wedding would come the people would write the names of any boy or girl that they could think of on pieces of paper. When they would be going home, every boy would get the
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2019-02-19 10:27
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"You are as stiff as a poker". This is said to a person that you could not get a stir out of.
"A closed mouth catches no flies". This is said to a person that takes in everything but says nothing.
"Hunger is a good sauce". This means that when you are hungary you will eat anything that you wont be looking for nice things
"The man on the ditch is a great hurler". That means that he thinks if he were inside he would hurl great
"As strong as horse" is said to a person that has great strength
"As open - handed as Saint Bridgid" is said to a person who is very generous and gives away things of their own free will
"His Bark is worse than his Bite" That means that its not the dog that is barking will always bite.
"You are as deaf as a bittle" This is applied to a person that does not hear what is said to them.
"As black as soot". This is said to person who is very dirty
"Too many cooks spoil the broth" This is said if too many are at the one job and each has his own way of doing it
"A fool and his money soon parts". This is said to a foolish person that has no hold of money.
"As blind as a bat" Is said to a person that cannot see anything when he is sent to look for it
"As weak as a rush" is used when a person comes in after a hard day's work and is tired.
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2019-02-19 10:20
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On top of that a layer of broken limestone was put. This was repeated until the kiln was full. In the eye of the kiln a fire was kindled, and this fire was kept going until all the lime was burned.
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2019-02-19 10:17
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of the Elderberry tree dyed black, and the heather dyed yellow. The boot polish used long ago, was made from the ashes of laurels mixed with sweet oil.
Ropes were made from sticks, as well as from straw. The sticks were shredded at first. Then they were pleated, and were ready for use. They were chiefly used for thatching houses because they would not rot in a hurry.
Lime was made from limestone which was burned in a kiln. First the stones were quarried. Then they were broken to the size of an egg. Then the kiln was prepared. A layer of turf was first put into the kiln
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2019-02-19 10:11
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Well, on the occasion of rounds. There is no tree or bush at St Mary's Well.
16) The water from the Well is not used for cooking purposes. There is no fish in the Well which some say is the source or beginning of the River Deel which joins the Shannon near Foynes.

17) Naomh Berichert's Well is supposed to be the one used by Naomh Berichert and his monks. There is no record of any supernatural at Naomh Berichert's Well. Very likely the visiting day or Well Day or Pattern (Patron Day) Feb 18th was originated by Naomh Berichert with a view to attracting the multitude to be preached to, and converted by the Saint and his monks.
He died on December the 6th 839 AD according to the "Annals of the Four Masters", and if it (the Well Day) were not begun before then, this (Dec 6th) would seem to be the proper date for "Well Day" or Naomh Berichert's day.
The pilgrimage was never suppressed, but the saying of Mass was suspended for some years due to a fight or "row" which took place between police and people about 50 years ago, in the time of the Land League.
Some years before a meeting of the Land League was addressed by the late Michael Davitt during the Well Day. This was one of his first meetings when he came south. Some days before he addressed a meeting in Newmarket, Co Cork, about 8 miles from Tulach Leis (Tullylease)

18) For a photo of the Well and Abbey and Cloch Fiad (or Cloch Eilith) application may be made to Robert Dore, Church St, Drumcollogher, Co Limerick who is a capable photograper. For phot of Cloc na hEilte see page 9.

19) In the Ordnance Survey Map (1905 Edition) Sheet 6, Co Cork, the Wells, Abbey, and Cloch Fiad (Cloch Eilithe) are shown at the left hand top corner, 6 inches from the top and 6 ins from the side.

20) Matthew D. O'Brien N.T. P.C.
21) Tullylease N.S. Charleville OR (Private Address) Church St. Drumcollogher, Co Limerick. I am a native of the district and so I have been hearing of the
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2019-02-19 10:09
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Candles were made from tallow and rushes. The rushes were peeled and the tallow was melted. Then the pith was soaked thoroughly in tallow (any) and when that was dry, it was used for a candle. Soap was made from washing soda and tallow. A quantity of each was put into a pot and boiled down. Then the soap, for that was what it was when it had gone through this process was left until it was hard, and then it was cut into shape for use.
Long ago the people made their own dye, from the bark of certain trees, and from the leaves of certain plants. Crottle dyed brown, the bark
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2019-02-19 10:01
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In the townland o "Mí-ná-Thóiteann", there is a house where pupils were taught, some years ago. This house is situated in the middle of hills and bogs. This school was not a national school, and the forty pounds a year which paid the teacher was collected from thee people by him. The teachers name was Patrick Kennedy. In this school also everything was written on slates and each pupil took two turf to school with him.
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2019-02-19 09:54
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In a townland called Gortnamuckla there is a house which was a school long ago. In this house there now lives a nurse. There was one teacher by the name of Furey teaching in the school, but he was so severe that after a while he was dismissed and a man by the name of Fisher was appointed in his place. Every pupil had to take two turf to school with him each day to light the school fire. The pupils wrote on slates and never paper. No Irish was taught in the school. The teacher was paid eighty pounds a year.
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2019-02-19 09:41
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"How tráthamhail you came" this proverb is used when one comes into a house when anything is ready.
"As weak as a rush" is used when one comes in after a hard day's work or after a long journey.
"You are as bold as a pig" is used to bold disobedient children.
"You are as strong as a horse" is used to a one who possesses great strength
"As brown as a berry" is used to people who stay out under the sun on a hot summer's day, till they are brown.
"As fierce as a lion" is used to one with a great temper.
"As fat as a fool" is used to a very stout person
"As openhanded as Saint Brigid" is used to a very genorous person.
"As awkward as a horse in a parlour" is used to a very awkward person.
"As cute as a fox" is used to a cute sensible person.
"As slow as a late breakfast" is used to a slow lazy person
"As tough as a gad" is used to a tough person.
"As blind as a bat" is used to a blind person.
"As black as soot" this is used to a black dirty person.
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2019-02-19 09:05
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quite a member of them. Then he would get his mill into working order he would have so many men carrying water then the mill would take fire. The miller would call out water, water, like the mill is on fire. Then the two men would come forward with the water and throw it on the men that the were making the corn bags of the people would get all drenched to the skin the owners of the house would put them out then the would go outside and stop the chimney on tie the doors.
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2019-02-19 09:04
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Amusement at Wakes
One of the old games some forty or fifty years ago was what they called (Ride the gully). The gully was a pocket knife or a short piece of a stick so they would sit all around the kitchen in a row on the floor there would be one person appointed for searching them so one in the now would have the (gully) but the searcher would not know who had it so he would start at one end of the row and search trying to find it they would pass it from one to another in the row under their laps all calling out (hide the gully, hide the gully, hide the gully well) and whatever person the gully would be found with the penalty was a number of strokes of soot from the chimney put on his cheek. The would carry on at that game until they would be as black as nigers.
Another game they played at wakes was the miller grinding the corn into meal. One of the strongest men at the wake would be appointed for carrying the corn bags. He would carry the men or boys that were at the wake on his back and place them in a row sitting on the floor until he would have
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2019-02-19 09:03
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Holly Wells
When you first go there to make the Turas you take off your shoes and stockings. Then you begin the first part of the prayer at the well I ken you go on to the next station and pray there you repeat this three times and every time you go round you throw a stone into the heap that has accumulated since the well was first discovered. Then when you you have the Turas made each person leaves on a little piece of the garment they wear. There is a story told about two girls that went to make the Turas. When they had the Turas made they had nothing to leave each one of them had a broach. They thought it was too much to leave the broaches so when the got home the broaches were gone. Every one that makes the Turas takes a quantity of the water in little bottles and takes it home with them and drinks it whenever they are sick for a cure.
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2019-02-19 09:00
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Holy Wells
There are not many holly wells in our district. There are a holy well over at Warden shore a beautiful round well about the breadth of a wee tub it is as round as a wheel and it is about a foot and a half deep. There are some inscriptions written on the bottom of the well about himself. It was St. Columcille that found it and blessed it and wrote the inscriptions on it. Some person found it later on and saw all. It is still there and it is full up of water.
Kitty McBride
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2019-02-19 08:58
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St. Bernard's Well
This well is situated about five miles from Juam on the Dublin Rd on the side of Knockro hill which is near Abbeyknockmoy.
There is a story told about this well. There was a blind man rambling round the hill and he got lost. He knelt down and begged that he would regain his sight. Having finished his prayer and ready to stand up he clutched the heather to aid him and the heather being weak in the roots came up from the ground. Just then water splashed the man in the face and his sight was restored at once and he asked the people to call it St. Bernard's Well.
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2019-02-19 08:57
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it was in that quarry that Ms. Corcoran got the sand to build the wall. At Killbanon St. Patrick erected an alter and said mass there in course of his mission to Connaught. There was a chief there and his name was, Ludath he was converted and he gave a fort to Patrick, who made it a monastery. It was in that monastery that St. Garlath was educated and he was also ordained there. Lepers came to St. Patrick having no water he struck the ground with his staff and water sprung up. He bathed the lepers and they were cured. St. Garlath having been founded a church and school in bloomfush and was first Bishop of Tuam.
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2019-02-19 08:56
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Killbanon
The present church in Killbranon is called after St. Demmen. there is a Round Tower in Killbrnon and it stands from the time of St. Bemnen. It is situated on bóthar béil áthá an Gadaidhe about one and a half miles from Tuam. There is a well near the church it is called St. Patrick's well. About a quarter of a mile from the church and there is still to be seen the print of St. Patrick's well. There is a well thing about it that grass never grows on the spot where the Saint knelt. People go very often to the spot and pray there. And when they are coming home they leave something after them in honour of the Saint. A wall was built around the place by Ms. J H Corcoran in the year 1933. There is a small quarry of stones outside the wall and
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2019-02-19 08:53
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St. Michael's Well
In Claretuam there is a well called St. Michael's well and it flows into the Clare river. There is a gate and a wall and a bush around it. Some people leaves things there. There is a pilgramege on the 29th September. There were two people who went ot the well. One of them had a tooth-ache and the other a pain in her head and both of them was cured. The people say seven. Our Fathers a seven Hail Marys and before they start the stations they pick even smaller stones and they throw them at each pillar they do pass. Some years ago this well was in this man's field and it broke out again. The people go there bear-footed and there is a lot of people there at each pilgrimage.
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2019-02-19 08:51
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horses go quicker. There were other people holding rushes on the top of a stick and it lighting. The men used to race home and the first man that reached the house got a bottle of whiskey for himself. Then they would remain (dain) dancing and singing until morning.
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2019-02-19 08:45
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When the bride came in the door it was a (cas) custom to break an oaten meal cake on her head and it is also said that she cannot go to visit her parents for a month. When going to the chapel thirty as forty people on horse back and side cars followed the weddings. When they were coming home the people used to put a pole at each side of the road and tie a rope from hole to hole and tie straw around the rope and put parafin oil on it and when the wedding grew near they used to light it and when the horses were going under it, it fell down and made the
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2019-02-19 08:29
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There are a number of good dancers going to school here now. They are Mary Hickey, Noreen O Connell Bridie Houlihan and Hannah Hickey. Noreen O Connell Mary Hickey and Bridie Houlihan won beautiful medals at the feis last year in Rathkeale for dancing.
James HIckey who lived in Ballymeale, two miles outside the village was a famous dancer. He won many prizes for his dancing. He is dead about twenty years
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2019-02-19 07:50
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this green field when his pipe got a crack of a fist and his pipe fell down. He picked it up and put it into his mouth and no sooner had he it in his mouth when it got another crack and fell down again and in the finish he had to put it into his pocket. So when he was near a gate he heard the Bean side again but he did not see her atall this time.
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2019-02-19 07:47
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The Bean side is known to be a fairy woman and she lives in glens and lonely places and she is after certain people very much.
One night this man was walking in a very lonely glen and he was not there long when he saw a fine pipe of tobacco lost so he sat down on a clump of soft green grass and took out his box of matches and lit his pipe. He was smoking and smoking at his ease when the Bean side gave a great roar inside in a clump of briars that lifted him off the ground and he soon saw this black woman between two drains and she was very mournful looking and she was the very same as any woman but she had no legs. So the man continued on his journey. He was walking through
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2019-02-19 07:40
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Long ago people did not wear shoes until they had left school. A man named Tom Fitzgearald who lived in this district never wore shoes in his life and he lived to be over eighty years. This man worked very hard and was half hungry most of his time and was only getting 6d a day.
The feet water should never be left inside at night because it would stop the good people coming in.
It is right to throw it out sideways.
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2019-02-19 07:38
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Costraván, nettles, and Chicken weed are the principal herbs used for feeding purposes.
Nettles are used either raw or boiled and are cut small and mixed with meal or pollard. They are very fattening for turkeys especially.
Costravan grows on ditches and meadows and is picked by slipping a knife under the root. It is cut small by means of a cutter and mixed with meal and given to fowl. It helps to make hens lay well as there is iron in it.
Chicken weed is treated in the same way as costravan and is great feeding for pigs if mixed with meal or pollard.
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2019-02-19 07:32
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VI contd.
excessive rain that the Judges were forced to leave the coaches and betake themselves to their saddle-horses. But the repast was short for tidings being brought that the Feale was swelling apace, they soon removed in order to pass over it while it was fordable.
The present fine bridge was afterwards erected by William Isaac Mc Mahon in 1829.
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VI
The cavalcade were all of the Earl's own family, mounted out of his own stable to the number of 35.
After these followed the gentlemen of the County, who were very numerous, with about 20 led horses.
The pomp and gallantry of the equipage was forced to march under a continued rain from [?] to Listowel where the High Sheriff had prepared a splendid entertainment of 120 dishes, to regale the Judges and gentlemen after their fatigue.
The roads were so heavy and wet by reason of the
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2019-02-19 07:22
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the Fitzmaurices. These wore short-horsemen's wigs of one cut and gold laced hats. Their black swords hung in broad buff belts with two large gilt buttons behind. Each had a brace of pistols and a bright carabine hanging in a basket on his right side; with a stopper, in the muzzle of red mixed with white that looked not unlike a tulip. His riding coat, with a scarlet cape and gilt buttons was rolled up behind him.
V
The Earl of Kerry's gentlemen of the horse, single mounted on a very fine black horse; the steward, waiting men and other domestics of the Earl of Kerry.
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his sword hanging in a broad shoulder belt of crimson covered with silver lace, mounted on a very beautiful stone-horse, having a Turkish bridle, with reins of green silk intermixed with gold; the caps and housings were of green velvet, that was almost covered with gold lace and bordered with a deep gold fringe.
IV
Next came twelve livery men, in the colours of the family mounted on black horses from 20L to 40L each. Their tails and manes decked with roses of red ribbons. The caps and housings had a "centre of [?]", which is the 'crest' of
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Reception by the High Sheriff (Earl of Kerry, of the Judges of Assize at the bounds of the County (Listowel Bridge) in 1732
I
Two running footmen led the way, clothed in white, with their black caps dressed with red ribbons, red sashes with deep fringes.
II
Four grooms leading four stately horses with their caparisons; their manes and tails dressed with roses of red ribbons; a page, in scarlet laced with silver, bearing the Sheriff's white rod.
III
The High Sheriff in scarlet, his
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2019-02-19 07:00
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south of it.
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2019-02-19 06:59
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was in it. Chieftains that lived in the fort, when they died their bodies were burnt. The ashes was preserved in an urn and Rathoran got its name from Rath-urn.
There are two old people in Rathoran and their ages are seventy and 90. One of them knows Irish and each of them could tell stories in English.
The land is good and hilly in places but some of it is boggy. There is a spring on the east of it and the river Feale on the
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2019-02-19 06:55
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My home district is Rathoran. It is situated in North Kerry in the Parish of Duagh and in the Barony of Irrachti OConnor.
There are eleven families in Rathoran. The approximate population of Rathoran is eighty. The family names most common are OConnor and Twomey. Some of the houses are thatched some iorned and the majority of them are slated.
The townland of Rathoran got its name from a fort that
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2019-02-19 06:52
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and began to row and in this way she got to the Feale in good time.
Anyone who wishes for a ride had to pay her 2s-6d and many took advantage of it.
Old folks say that was a miniature ship and from it the first ship was constructed. Others copied her sally cave and each gave her a luck penny. The name of that stream is the 'woman's cave'.
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2019-02-19 06:47
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that was there and Pilgrims used pay 'rounds' at the well in order to be cured. That's why it was called 'Pilgrim Hill'.
There are four streams in this district, one north, one East and one West and the River Feale south.
Most of the land is boggy and there are no woods.
A legend
There is a story about the south stream that flows into the Feale.
An old lady made a cave of sallies and lined it with skins and floated it on top of the water. When she reached the deep water she sat into it
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2019-02-19 04:25
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There is a very old graveyard in Kilmannon, Clearistown. It is a square piece of ground with an ancient castle in the centre.
In it stand many old tombstones, some of them with no inscription. They are not like the tombstones of to-day-carved out of marble or limestone, but are big common slabs of stone.
In this graveyard a Priest is buried, but the inscription on his tombstone cannot be made out.
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2019-02-19 04:18
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I have no Churn at home but I have seen churns. The churn that I know of is an end-over-end churn. The end over end churn is the same width at the top and bottom. The height of the churn is about 3 feet that would be measuring from the top to the bottom.
The sides of the churn are round. There is no mark on the churn. Butter is made twice a week in the summer and once in the winter. Everyone that comes in helps with the churning because if he did not, you would take the butter.
In the winter it takes longer to churn that the Summer. I supposed it would take three quarters of an hour to churn.
There are different kinds of churns such as the Dash churn, end-over-end churn
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2019-02-19 04:07
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and the beater-churn. They always pour hot water when churning. There is no saying or proverb connected with Churning that I know of, only long ago the fairies used to take the butter. When the buttermilk is taken out of the churn it is washed with hot water and it should be scalded with hot water. The buttermilk should not be left long in the churn.
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2019-02-19 04:02
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badly they would not be long in making themselves scarce.
They would accept anything and generally they would want more than they would be likely to get. They travel from place to place in carts but of late years some of them are becoming more modern and travel on bicycles. Some of them travel in families but the greater number travel in bands. The best known of these travellers are :- the Connors, Cash's and the Dundons. There are so many Connors, that they are distinguished only by nicknames such as, Black Mick, Bothered Jerry, Soft Jerry, and Long Jem. They all gather to this district for the 15th of August which is the "Big Day" in Cullenstown.
The Connors deal extensively in horses, ponies, and asses.
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2019-02-19 03:52
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From time to time travelling folk call to my home. For many years they have been doing so. The majority of them are not very poor. When they come to the houses they have nothing but they are very well off when they reach the public house.
They sell small articles for a large price.
The general things they sell are :- scissors, combs, necklaces, and picture frames.
Sometimes people buy from them. They get their supplies in Woolworths or some cheap place like that. They are never welcome to any house because they would annoy a saint. They nearly all have caravans to live in now, and when they come to a district they remain a couple of weeks if they would be doing well but on the other hand if they were doing
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2019-02-19 03:42
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green. They remain here until August until the young are fully fleged and then they fly away. Most of the small birds build in holes in walls and ditches. The wood-pidgeon, crow, magpie, and hawk build their nests on the tree tops. The pheasant builds her nest in a place over-grown with grass and furze. The fox often robs the pheasant's nest. The number of days birds sit varies from eighteen to twenty eight days generally. When seagulls and crows fly low it is a sign of rain and when wild geese fly inland it is a sign of frost. It is said that when Our Lord was being followed by the soldiers that He lay down to rest and as the soldiers were drawing near the curlew's cries awakened Him and he said that her nest would never be found by the enemy and it never was. The robin got its red breast from the drops of blood which dropped from Our Lords head when he picked the thorns out of the crown of thorns.
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2019-02-19 03:30
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The birds that are most common in this district are - the tom-tit, robin, wren, blackbird, thrush, starling, crow, hawk, yellow-hammer, magpie, gold-finch, bull-finch, golden plover, green plover, pheasant, partridge, woodcock, curlew, snipe, wild-duck, wild goose, and willie-water wagtail.
The plover, woodcock, cuckoo, swallow, and wild-goose migrate. The plover, woodcock, and wild goose come here for the fowling season only and shortly before it is over they leave.
The cuckoo and swallow come here for the summer months and they leave when the weather is becoming cold. The wild duck remains about the boggy land during the spring and Summer. She builds her nest here and lays an egg as large as the tame duck. Some of them are white and others
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 03:18
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There are four holy wells in the parish
The townlands in which they are situated are - Kilcavan, Ambrosetown, Littlegraigue and Knockbine. People visit Kilcavan well still but the others are seldom visited.
It is generally on the pattern day that Kilcavan well is visited but sometimes when people visit the graveyard they go to to the well. St Kevin is the patron St of Kilcavan and St Emog is the patron of Littlegraigue and Knockline is dedicated to our Lady. The well in Ambrosetown cures warts. You must go to well nine time and put some water on the warts. Anyone that visits the well takes a drink of water. Sometimes people say prayers but no special prayers are to be said. Some people have
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2019-02-19 03:06
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bits of beads behind them at the wells
No offerings of food or money is made.
There is no fish in the well. Some people bring bottles of holy water from the well.
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2019-02-19 03:03
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There is a little garden at the back of the barn, and it is known as "Liz's orchard" for Liz Cooney was one of the people who lived in the house. All the people who lived in those houses are dead years ago. The land where those houses stood is flat and part of it is dry but some of it is very boggy.
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2019-02-19 02:59
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The name of the district I live in is Baldwinstown and the townland Newtown. It is situated in parish of Rathangan which is in the Barony of Bargy. There are only three houses in my townland, Newtown, and the number of people living here is twelve.
One of the houses is a labourer's cottage and the other two are farm houses. Both of them are slated. Houses were more plentiful formerly than they are now. The ruins of some of these houses are still to be seen. The families that lived in other districts long ago were, Cooneys, Sinnotts and Flaherty. Cooneys lived about half a mile from where my grandfather lived and there is a barn now where their house was, and other house still standing
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 02:48
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There are four graveyards in the parish namely - Rathangan Duncormack, Kill Cowan, and Killag
They are all still in use Killag is situated on a small hill, and the ruins of an old church is there to be seen to this day. Rathangan is more oval shape, it is a small graveyard and it is fit to be closed at any time.
It slopes to the north-west. Both graveyards Kill-Cowan and Duncormack slope to the north-east. The tombs in Bannow, Ballinglee, Kilcavan and in the old graveyard in Ballymitty are very old. Near the graveyard of Kill Cowan there is an old rath and it is said that if any person passed by it at midnight they would see a gost. The people always visit the graveyards of their relatives every year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 02:31
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the smith makes consist of :-
ploughs, gates, grubbers, swings and bands for carts.
Forge water is supposed to cure chillblains.
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2019-02-19 02:29
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There are about three or four forges in the parish of Rathangan. Parle's forge is at Baldwinstown and is situated on the side of the road. Parle's forge is on the crossroads from Duncormack to Baldwinstown. The general class of roof is slate and thatched, but some of them have felt roofs. The forge doors are sometimes the shape of an arch. All the smiths shoe asses and horses. In some forges there is but one fire-place, whilst in others there are two. The bellows is a round affair with a shaft coming out from them with which they are blown. They do not be made locally.
The smith's tools consist of :-
an anvil, a sledge, and a hardy with which he cuts the iron. The implements
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 02:28
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goes back with sally-rods and scalops. A scalop is formed by heating a sally-rod. When it becomes hard in the centre it forms the shape of a staple. Scalops are used to hold the sally-rods down in the thatch and to keep it from rising on an stormy day. Then he puts knobs of straw on the very top of the roof for ornament. Then his work is finished.
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2019-02-19 02:25
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told Mr Delaney to do this and it would cure his pains which he frequently suffered from. Some people come to the well and drink the waters for the good of their health.
Long ago there was a pattern held at the well. Priests and monks used to visit the well on Pattern Day and devotions were held. Dealers erected camp in the fields around the well land sold drink and refreshments there. Owing to the conduct carried on there by the people the pattern had to be stopped.
The late Mr Byrne of Powerstown returning home one night looked behind him after he had passed the well. On the centre of the road right opposite the well he saw a vision kneeling down. He turned round and travelled home as fast as he could.
There is a legend concerning the well. It is said that the Blessed
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2019-02-19 02:18
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in the boiler. They cleared away that day and they were glad to have escaped with their lives from the haunted castle of Baldwinstown.
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2019-02-19 02:16
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on the floor, hunting whips, swords and pistols. He got out through the window and got onto the ladder. The window shut with a bang. That night they were sitting at the fire the same as usual. He had a hen setting in a metal boiler in a scullery near the kitchen and all of a sudden the boiler cracked the same as someone hit it with a sledge. The hen that was in it flew out and her feathers standing up like the hair on a dog so he came to the conclusion that they would not stay any longer. They took up a lighting candle and made for the door. When they reached the door they heard a heavy step comming down the stairs. Johnny turned to shut the door but he could not do so. The door was jammed as if some one put his foot between the door and the doorcase. They made for their neighbour's houses as fast as their legs could carry them. They stopped there until morning.
They went back the next morning and found the door as they had left it and the hen was on her eggs
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 02:12
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One day a man was walking outside the city of Dublin. He was passing a high wall and he pulled out a stone. He put in a sixpenny bit in the hole. While he was putting in the coin some people were looking on and they said he was a fool. The next day they went to the wall and took out the sixpence and put in a shilling. When the man went to look at it "Oh", he said, "I think you are big I will leave you here another while". The men took the shilling and put in a 2 shilling piece. When the man came to look at it "Oh", he said "you are growing. I think I will leave you here another while". The next day they put a half sovereign in it and the so called fool came to look at it. "Oh", he said, "you are getting very small. I think you are getting the Yellow Jaundice. I better put you in my pocket where you will be warm".
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2019-02-19 02:12
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2019-02-19 02:06
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2019-02-19 02:03
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The castle in Baldwinstown belonged to a family the name of Esmond. After they left this place a man by the name of Carthy became owner. He employed a man by the name of Johnny Morgan and his wife to care-take this place. He had use of all the castle and place except one room which he was told not to go near.
He got on all right in it for a while. One day they made up their minds to see what was in this room so Johnny got a ladder and got up to the window and pushed back the catch with a penknife. He raised up the window and stepped into the room. The first thing he saw was a stone coffin
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 01:55
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then they heard a voice saying "woe is the man who seeks the property of Thomas Neville." They all fled away in terror and one of them fainted and they had to carry him. A few days after they looked where they dug and it was the same as if it was never touched. They never went to dig for the gold again.
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2019-02-19 01:50
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There is a chest of gold supposed to have been in Scurlogue under a bridge which lets the river run under the road. The treasure was supposed to have been hidden by Thomas Neville A person from Ambrosetown dreamed about the gold under the bridge. One night a number of men from the district went to dig for the gold. They brought holy water and a ball of woollen thread. It was not long till they had gone down a good piece in the earth.
After a while a hen and chickens came and started scratching the clay back again, so they dug away until they came to the chest of gold, there they heard a terrible sound and they thought that all the trees of Woodgraigue were bursting out of the roots and
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2019-02-19 01:41
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There is a small field in Ballymitty called "the pound" which got its name on account of people digging for money in it years ago. Jem Casey and another man started to dig in it one night about 12 o'clock. They brought a bottle of holy water and a ball of wool. They steeped the wool in the holy water and made a circle with it around where they were to dig. They had worked for long time, and at last they came to a big flat stone, and when they lifted the stone they heard chains rattling they looked up and saw a white ball. He gave three roars and one of the men fainted. The other man took him on his shoulder and ran for his life. They said when they lifted the stone they saw a crock of gold. The stone can be seen there to this day.
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2019-02-19 01:17
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Clais, Baile Amhlaoibh, Doire Craoibhín and Baile na Cille.

Clais because there is a deep glen there and the groubnd rises again below near the sea.
Baile Amhlaoibh because there was a man there long ago called Amhlaoibh.
Doire Craoibhín because there are a lot of blackthorns(?) growing there.
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2019-02-19 01:15
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Here are the names of some of our fields.

Cúilín Droighin is the first. It is called after the Blackthorns that grow on the lower side of the field and also in the middle of the field.

Then there is Gairraidhe Doimhin, Gairraidhe Com, and Bun na Gairraidhe Com. Gairraidhe Doimhin because it is a deep field, Gairraidhe Com because it is a level field, and Bun na Gairraidhe Com because it is the field below Gairraidhe Com.

There is another field called Páircín Nellie Kane. It is the story that everybody used to have a field of their own long ago and that this field was owned by Nellie Kane.

Poll na Muc is a small field near the boundary. It is a very wet swampy field and the pigs used to be rolling and rooting there in the hot days in the Summer.

I will now tell some names of the places
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2019-02-19 01:08
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Páirc a Chiarraighe
is so called because there was a cow bought in Kerry and she died in that field, and since then the people called it Pairch a Ciarraige

Páirch na Teóramh
so called it is the field of the boundary
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2019-02-19 01:03
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Mass is celebrated in the local (village) church of Tullylease on that morning, and Benediction in the evening about 3.30

6) It is not easy to define what people have in their minds when visiting these Wells, but it may be understood the intention differs with different people, some for spiritual needs; some for fulfillment of vows; some for temporal benefits; and others for the cure of their ailments. I know one case that the washing of the mouth and the drinking of the water cured toothache.

7) The acts of devotion differ with different people. The usual are 5 Our Fathers, 5 Hail Marys, and Glories. People usually begin the "rounds" according to the direction they come from. If they come from the South or village side, they first visit the Abbey (mentioned above), kneel down in it and say prayers. They then make the Sign of the Cross in several places on a stone slab which used to be laid up against the eastern gable but was fixed to it with iron clamps by the Board of Work machines last year (1933). This is done with pieces of stone placed there for the purpose.
This slab is thought to have been made (carved) much later than Naomh Berichert's time or even the Abbey.
Having completed the "round" at the Abbey, they cross the road to Naomh Berichert's Well, where they kneel down, say some prayers, and then drink some of the water. Some take away a fragment of the stones of Naomh Berichert's house mentioned above. There is a Box placed near this Well (and also near St Mary's to be mentioned later) for donations, usually pence and halfpence, to keep the Wells, kneeling stools, and drinking vessels in a proper state.
They next visit St Mary's Well about 60 yds away at the other side of the road and about 10yds north of the stream. Here they also say prayers and drink the water.
This completes the "round" for most people, but some pay more than one
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2019-02-19 00:59
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one round.
Those that come from the North usually begin at St Mary's Well then to Naomh Bericher's, and then to the Abbey.

Some also visit Cloc na Eilithe (the stone of the deer) for the cure of headaches. This stone is embedded in the middle of a field about 80 yards south west of Naomh Bericher's Well. The tradition attached to this is: At the time of the building of the Abbey a deer used deposit in a hollow or cavity surface of the stone before dawn or sunrise enough of milk for the use of the builders - the system of farming was different than to now - and perhaps milk was scarce. Out of curiosity one of the builders stayed near to watch the deer, and disturbed it in the act of depositing its milk which she used to do in the cavity or hollow of the stone. The deer then kicked a hole in the cavity and did not visit it afterwards.
(See p. 9 for photo and description)
Stones or pebbles are not used to count the rounds.

8) See last number (7)
9) See 7
10) Water is applied to the affected parts. It is also drunk. Some take it away in bottles or jars. See p 12 & 13 for some recent proofs of cures.

11) No
12/13/14) A donation box is placed at each Well. Its purpose is explained above. The "Cravers" became so numerous and objectionable in the evenings of the Well Days that they were forbidden to be there, and latterly very few come. Men and women and some boys and girls give whatever money they like by placing it in the Collection Boxes near the Wells.

15) Pieces of ribbon or beads are not now - though they used in former years before the Well was enclosed - affixed to a white-thorn bush on the brink of Naomh Berichert's
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2019-02-18 23:57
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Why is a black hen, better than a white-one?
"Because a black hen can lay a white egg, and a white hem can't lay a black egg."
What is got in the wood, and heard in the town, and erns its master many a pound?
A Fiddle.
Told by pupils' parents
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2019-02-18 23:56
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Why is a black hen, better than a white-one?
"Because a black hen can lay a white egg, and a white hem can't lay a black egg."
What is got in the wood, and heard in the town, and erns its master many a pound?
A Fiddle.
Told by purple' parents
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2019-02-18 23:53
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What part of a cow goes through a gap first? "Her breath."
Patches and patches, without stitches, riddle me that and I'll buy a pair of breeches. "A cabbage head."
Hiddie Haddie on a wall, Hiddie Haddie got a fall, Ten score men and ten score more Could not put Hiddie on the place she was before "An egg."
If an ass's tail is facing the North
What part of her is facing the South? "Her head."
What is inside and out-side? "A window"
What is always behind time? The back of a watch.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 23:40
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Sir John Burke was the last of a noble family of Burkes of Brittas Castle in the parish of Murroe in the County of Limerick. During the penal times, Sir John had Mass celebrated in his Castle (in defiance of the British law of that period) and being a great friend of the Dominican Priests in Limerick, he brought a priest of that order to Brittas to celebrate the Mass. The soldiers however got to know it, and while the Holy Sacrifice was in progress, they surrounded the Castle. His friends prevailed on Sir John to escape which he did by means of a subterranean passage from which he emerged on the banks of the Mulchair river which flows near the Castle. He crossed
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2019-02-18 23:38
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The chief weeds growing on our farm at home are bishop weed, chicken weed, slanlus, dandelions, cuckoo sorrel, thistles, scutch grass, grouunsel, lamb quarter, comfrey root, ragweed, crowfoot, coltsfoot, convolvous, and deaf nettles.
Of the most harmful are dockens, nettles, crowfoot, redshank, bishop weed, scutch grass, ragweed, thistles, lamb quarter, and hemlock.
All of these weeds spread rapidly and impoverish the soil.
The following are used to cure diseases- nettles, dendelions, slanlus, comfrey root, and hemlock.
The roots of nettles are stewed and the juice is used for curing measles.
Dandelion juice is used to cure warts.
Comfrey root and hemlock are used to put down
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2019-02-18 23:38
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swelling.
The juice of slanlus is used for curing wounds. A story is told which shows us the use of slanlus. At an early hour one morning a man was going from Ballyhaise to Ballinagh for a load of turf. At Cavan workhouse, seeing several rats and wounded one of them in the leg. In the evening when he was returning home, the other rats were chewing slanlus and putting the juice on the wounded rats leg.
Herbs were more used long ago, for curing diseases than they are now.
Some weeds and herbs are used for food for animals. Nettles are given to turkeys. Dandelion, chicken weed, horans, lamb quarter, and dockens are cut up and given to turkeys pigs and hens
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2019-02-18 23:32
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The chief weeds growing on our farm at home are bishop weed, chicken weed, slanlus, dandelions, cuckoo sorrel, thistles, scutch grass, grouunsel, lamb quarter, comfrey root, ragweed, crowfoot, coltsfoot, convolvous, and deaf nettles.
Of the most harmful are dockens, nettles, crowfoot, redshank, bishop weed, scutch grass, ragweed, thistles, lamb quarter, and hemlock.
All of these weeds spread rapidly and impoverish the soil.
The following are used to cure diseases- nettles, dendelions, slanlus, comfrey root, and hemlock.
The roots of nettles are stewed and the juice is used for curing measles.
Dandelion juice is used to cure warts.
Bomfrey root and hemlock are used to put down
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 23:24
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There was an old castle in Drumhome. The round piers are there to this day on which the gates were hung at the entrance to the castle. On a bright summers day you can see the bricks in the river at the ford of which the castle was built.
Owen Roe O Neill was supposed to have stopped on his way to his castle at Lough Oughter.
Until recently the site of the castle covered with daffodils
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2019-02-18 23:23
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We have all sorts of tradesmen working here now galore
From Pallas and Nicker and old Cappamore
Carpenters and Tailors, bill posters also
Straightening the banks where the Mulcaire river flows
My song is now finished I think its near time
Its time for me now to draw a short line,
Good-bye to the work where the Mulcaire flows
We will sign on the labour exchange and now draw the dole
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 23:21
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Frances Mulligan
Lisnashanna,
Ballyhaise,
Co. Cavan
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2019-02-18 23:17
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Any number of people can play this game. One person gets a parcel and throws it at someone and says the following rhyme. "The big ship sails from Bom-bom-bay boll loaded with a cargo of something beginning with "a" or "b" or "c" or any other
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2019-02-18 23:15
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Any number of people can play this game. One person gets a parcel and throws it at someone and says the following rhyme. "The big ship sails from Bom-bom-bay boll loaded with a cargo of something beginning with "a" or "b" or "c" or any other
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2019-02-18 23:15
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V
When we land on the bank, into it we will peep
And down in the mud, we will go knee deep
We will work now away the truth I must tell
We get called for our lunch at the Angelus bell
Vl
We have scarcely been working a day now or so
When up to the Foreman Jim Doyle he did go,
Saying "Mr. Kilduff we can't hold working this way.
For there is no man on earth could hold drinking cold tea"
The Foreman he looked and jumped like a turk
Saying "Its better Jim Doyle to go back to your work,
Or very soon then, I will give you a change
I will send you straight back to the Labour Exchange"
Jim Doyle said no more, to his work he did go
To straighten the banks where the Mulcaire flows
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2019-02-18 23:12
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Any number of people can play this game. We all get in a row. One person stands in front. The person that is in the front starts at the head of the row. The first person says "one." The second says "two." The third says "three: and the fourth says "four" and the fifth says "five" the sixth says "six" and the seventh "buz." "Buz" is said instead of seven, and all the multiples of seven any number with seven in it such as seventeen. Anyone who forgets to say "Buz" in the right place has to sit on the ground. Whoever keeps up the longest without making a mistake wins the game.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 23:09
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letter. Whoever fails to name the cargo quickly has to throw the parcel.
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2019-02-18 23:06
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ends down? "A bag on a donkey's back"
In my father's garden there grows a pretty plot: Four and twenty maidens are dancing in that. With their bonnets and bows, and pretty blue hats, If you are a fair maid, you'll riddle me that. " F lase."
What is black and white and read, red all over? "The newspaper."
The cow calved it, the hen laid it, and it grew in the wood, and the black-smith made it. "A bellows."
Where was Edward Prince of Wales going on his 35th birthday?
Into his thirty sixth year.
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2019-02-18 23:00
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To straighten the banks where the Mulcaire river flows
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We march out every morning no light there doth shine
Except from New Pallas or the Great Railway line
We face Mickie Connell's and on through the mash
And straight for the Colbert we will make a dash
When we land at the tool box, all the men they are there
Discussing the work on the river Mulcaire
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At a quarter to eight, the foreman arrives
And the first thing he says is "Good morning now, boys "
"Get the tool box now open, to the nipper he says
Some men for a shovel, and more for a spade
The time is now up and away ye may go
And straighten the banks where the Mulcaire river flows
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 23:00
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The weeds growing on my father's farm at home are the chicken-weed, deaf-nettle, red-shank, black-heads, crow-foot, scutch-grass, "baughlons", burdocks, nettle, spratt, dockens, cuckoo-sarl, bishop-weed, meadow-sweet, mints, ferns, rushes, dandelion, and thistle.
The dockens are the most harmful weed, because (it spreads') the seeds spreads and destroy the ground.
The bishop weed is harmful also because it spreads. The baughlons, the rushes and the dockens grow only on bad land.
The rushes are very useful for bedding animals.
The dandelion makes good medicine. The medicine is good for the stomach. The meadow-sweet is good for pains. The way you use it. Get the roots of them and boil them, and take the juice out of them and sweeten it with sugar and drink it. It is good for the kidneys also.
The dockens are good for curing stings of a nettle. The nettles are good
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 22:46
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On the 13th of October 1936,
We were called to the Mulcaire the old banks for to fix.
The Manager said he would give us a change,
So he sent out our names from the Labour Exchange
The free Beef is all over and the dole now as well,
Let the Beef and the dole let them both go to h--
For a day's work is better the truth I must tell
So, good luck to the manager of the Labour Exchange
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We arise every morning as the old clock it doth chime
We put down the old fire for the old kettle to boil
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2019-02-18 22:44
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for his coach. There is one cross-roads in the district. It is Knockanargan. There is a "Bull Show and a "Ram Show" held each year on it
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2019-02-18 22:43
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The local roads led to and from the nearest towns. They were made many years ago so far back indeed that no one has any idea of when. One mountain road "The New Line" was made to give relief during the famine. This road branches off from the main road, goes along under the foot of the mountains, crosses the river Slaney twice and goes out again to the main road at Ballinabarney Gap. One mountain pass goes across the mountains from Glen Imall to Glen Malure. This pass is used by hikers. Before bridges were made rivers were forded at shallow places. One old ford called the "coach ford" is on the river Slaney at Seskin. This ford is used still as a crossing place for cars going from one farm to another in the townland. How this originated was: a captain who lived in Seskin used this ford as a crossing place
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 22:37
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Many old fields, bushes, raths etc. exist around my home. One field at home is called Tom Byrne's field. There is an old house there (ca) inhabited some thirty years ago by a family named Byrne. Another field is the Moat field. I have no idea why it is called this but is down under a small morr and covered by hill ferns. Another field in the townland is Laurence's O'Toole's well Park [?]
In the townland of Leitrim now covered by forests there is a rath. Another field in Ballinclea is called the Ratheen field. There is a rath in this place also. The Black Lumps and so on are other familiar titles put on several places around the locality.
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2019-02-18 22:28
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The local landlord was the late Richard Fenton of Ballinclear. He was agent for Lord Wicklow.
About five hundred years ago the family settled here and the descendants are here to the present day.
They were not bad landlords. Some evictions were carried out because the tenants didn't pay for rent. Some of the evicted people went to America and others who were poorer went to the work-house.
The land was divided into farms under their guidance. The farms are owned by the same tenants still. Where there was a big farm more than one son could hold it after the father's death.
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2019-02-18 22:24
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The animal is marked with a scissors.
The buyer puts his initials on it.
When the animal was sold the rope was given away with it but this practice is nearly dead out as the buyer has to buy a new rope to lead away his animal.
The fair of Rathsallagh was a great day for the ladies.
They went and carried bundles of rushes for sale.
Large tents were erected and after the men had sold their stock they resorted to these and dancing and other amusements were carried out to a great extent.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 22:20
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The only two fairs in our district are Dunlavin and Baltinglass. The buyers go to farmers' houses and then they make the bargains.
Up to a few years ago there was a fair in Donard.
The Economic war finished the fair there as the prices got bad and the buyers didn't turn up on a couple of occasions.
In Dunlavin there is a fair green but in Baltinglass there is a fair green in the streets.
When an animal is sold luck-money is given.
It is called luck.
It is calculated according to how much the animal (the animal) is worth.
The people show their agreement by hitting hands.
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2019-02-18 22:09
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2019-02-18 22:08
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put food down a chimney on a crook to the affected inhabitants. The fever was so dangerous that one young man came on horse-back to see his uncle. He only came within one hundred yards of the house and shouted in to know how his uncle was. He took sick and died three days later.
The fever raged in February, March and April.
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2019-02-18 22:08
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There were two men going to a dance one night. They had to cross fields. It was after raining and one of them got wet. The two men were Patrick Burke and Jimmy Cooney
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2019-02-18 22:07
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There were three men coming
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2019-02-18 22:06
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The light brought him back to Kevenans about three o'clock in the morning, Paddy Kenevan had to go home with him. It was Jackey the Lantern who put him astray.
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2019-02-18 22:05
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One summers night at the time of the Black and Tans. Michael O'Halloran and Jim Lynch were crossing Kenevanes field. There was a bog in the field. Just as they were near the bog they saw a white woman picking at the reed?. They said they would steal on her to see what she was doing, and that minute she disappeared down under the water and they saw no more of her.
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2019-02-18 22:05
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An Bhuacaill Cliste
Bhí fear ann fadó agus bhí bean an gortac aige. Bhiodh an fear ag fagail buachaille obairí agus ní tuibhraich an bhean a ndhonan le n-ircre doibh agus dimtigh siad arist. Lá amhain bhí fear an thig ag cuairtu buacaill oibre agus cadad fear dhó. Dfarruig fear an thig dhó ca raibh sé ag dul ar thaur oibre adeir an buachaill seo. Is tú atá uaim adeir sé agus chuig sé abaile é agus dubhairt sé le na bhean a bhrisfeasrca a reideac dhó agus cuaird sé féin amac. Nior thig an bhean seo dhó acr piosa beag cácá is
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2019-02-18 22:04
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A story
There is a lake at the back of Kilkishen village. One day a widow and her little son were cutting turf near the lake. The woman's name was Egan and she lived in a little house in the village. She bade her son not to go near the lake. She went off over the hill cutting the turf. When she was gone out of sight he went swimming in the lake. When she returned she found his little near the lake, and she knew he had gone swimming. She called the neighbours and they searched the lake for the body but could not find it. She then sent for a diver who had a terrible job in getting it away from a Ghost who had it below, but the little body was dead.
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2019-02-18 22:04
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There lived some years ago a man by the name of Paddy Higgins at the entrance gate of Ballycuneen big house. The distance is about three miles from this village. The gate used to be locked every night. This night about twelve o'clock he heard a coach as he thought. It was his business to open the gate for all coaches and carriages that were going up to the big house. He got up to open the gate. Just as he was opening his own door the carriage flew in through the gate although it was locked and bolted. The next morning Mr. O'Halloran the man who was living in the big house was dead.
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2019-02-18 22:03
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for use.
The mark of Saint Laurence O'Toole's foot in a rock in Lower Brittas is a sure cure for warts. It has an unfailing supply of water.
A poultice of flour and water was used for erysipelas.
The local cure for toothache is nitre put into the gum.
A piece of raw beef put on corns at night will give relief.
Cold weak tea for sore eyes.
Lime water and sweet oil for burns and scalds.
A possit is the local remedy for a cold. Breadsoda is used for gum - boils.
Paraffin oil is a good cure for chilblains.
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2019-02-18 21:57
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The buttermilk is released out of the churn by taking out the "biorn"
Then the butter is washed a few times in the churn before it is placed in the butterworker which is used when large quantities of butter are available.
It is then salted and as much water as possible taken out of it.
The buttermilk is used for making bread.
It is also given to pigs and calves and it is also given to the hens to drink.
It is also supposed to be very good for the complexion and a cure for freckles.
Stories.
1 People in olden times very were supposed to be able to take one's butter or profit accordingly there were certain ways of preventing this.
1 By putting a pinch of salt into the churn before starting to churn.
2 If anyone came in of whom they were suspicious an iron would be cast immediately into the fire
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2019-02-18 21:56
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Buaile is so called because the people were confirmed there in the Penal days, as there was not enough room in the Church at that time. The Bishop did not come only once in the twenty years.

Pairc na Scoile, is so called because the ruins of an old school are still to be seen there. It is situated in the old high-road about a quarter of a mile east from Ard na Gaoithe". There is a man still living who went to that school named Jerry Hanley in Greenane. He is a very old man. It was the first school that was built by the Board of Education, and it was also the first school that was built in Bere Island. But it was not like the schools we have at the present day. They had not any desk or seats. They had not any copies to write on, they wrote on slates with chalk. They had a fireplace built with stones and there was no chimney but the smoke managed to get out some way through the door and windows. There was a very small attendance at that time; some of the scholars would not go to school because there were no guards. There was a teacher named Jeremiah O Shea.

Pairc na Clohane, is so called because there is a big stone standing in the centre of the big field and at the other side of the stone there are four or five big holes. It was said that they were used as hiding places in the Penal days and it was said that some people died there of starvation at the time of the Danes and for that reason they were never closed since.

Pairch a
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2019-02-18 21:49
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This process of churning was less laborious because when the spring was pressed downwards the backward motion of the dash was effected.
Some years ago people didn't seperate the cream from the milk but churned the latter in a very large churn. It would be impossible to work the churn-dash by hand accordingly machinery had to be employed which was put in motion by the use of a strong ass or sometimes a pony or two asses. We also heard of the sway churn from our grandparents.
Butter is made about twice a week in the Summer and once a week in the Winter. Nearly every member of the household gives a hand with the churning.
If strangers come in in the olden times the were expected to give a hand with the churning for fear they would take away the profit.
Nowadays very little water is poured in as the milk is heated to the proper temperature. Thermometers are greatly used.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 21:42
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won't guess that? A pipe. What town in Ireland spells both ways? Navan. What is the smallest county in Ireland? Cork because it can fit in the neck of a bottle. What town in Ireland is most often seen on a racecourse? Horse and Jockey. What's the hardest thing in the world to keep? Every promise you make. What lock can't lock a door? Wedlock. Why must a poultry farm be profitable. Because for every grain a fowl eats it gives a peck. What's the most unproffible thing in the world? Loving too many. What will never take a caution? A divorce suit. What is the wisest thing in the world? A serpent. What is it a train has and yet it can do without it? A noise. 40 sheep went out a gap 40 more went after that. 5, 7, 9, 11, 2 and 3 how many is that? 5. Why is sympathy like blind-man's buff? Because it is a fellow fieling for a fellow fellow creature.
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2019-02-18 21:41
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Photo (The Deer Stone, Tullylease, County Limerick)
Subject "looking North-East"

The above (accompanying) photography is Cloc na Eilite (the stone of the deer), mentioned on page 4.

Its dimensions are as taken by myself are:-
4 (four) feet in diameter - it is circular in shape and when placed there must have been perfectly so, as it has been altered little in the course of the centuries - the cavity is 1 ' 9" (one foot nine inches) in diameter at the top and circular in shape. It slopes until the diameter at the bottom is only 3 (three) inches - where the hole is.
The sloping side of the cavity is 2 (two) feet at one side, and at the other (where it seems to have been hammered, (or damaged by the weather or other means) it is 1' 9 " (one foot nine inches). At the northern side, it rises about 2' (two feet) over the surface of the field; and at the southern side 1' - 3" (one foot three inches), as the field slopes towards the north.
It must have been held in great veneration through the
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2019-02-18 21:35
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his ear pulled. Riddle me riddle me nanty [?] so My father gave me seeds to sow. The seeds were black and the ground was white.
Riddle me that and I'll buy you a piper? Pen, paper and ink. Why is hot bread like a caterpillar? Because it makes the butter fly. What is full of holes more? A pot of potatoes when you pour water in. Londonderry, Cork and Kerry spell me that without a k? That. What isn't nor wasn't nor never will be. Just look in your hand and see? Your little finger is not the same length as the rest. Why is the letter E like London? Because London is the capital of England. As round as an apple as plump as a ball can climb the church over steeple and all? The sun. Middy - Noddy round body. three feet and a wooden hat? A pot. Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat you may guess for ever but you
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2019-02-18 21:33
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Long ago a woman named Áine lived in a fort in the of Knockaney called fort Áine. The fort is round in shape. Once a couple of men tried to explore the interior but they saw a big black dog and a man dressed in black so they were afraid and ran away.
Also a Leprachaun was seen there mending several pairs of boots, he was dressed in green with a red cap and jacket. A man asked him for gold and he said it was in the fort, but when the man turned his back the Leprachaun had disappeared.
Also a woman picked ash sticks there. Áine came out to with long flowing hair and told her to put back the sticks the way they were. The woman was not able to but the sticks the same way so she was carried into the fort.
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2019-02-18 21:32
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church which bears his name that in later times it was feared that enemies would desecrate the resting place of the saint and it was determined to transfer the relics to a safer grave. Three men removed the coffin or shrine and buried it outside the the southern wall of the church of Mellifontstown. Further, that in order to keep this a secret they enclosed a paper containing all information in a brass box and concealed the box in Joany's Garden. Two of these men were Irish, the third was a Frenchman-? Dare. Another legend is that angels removed the graves to the Fort Hill but time of this occurrence is not given.
The last person whose remains were interred at Mellifontstown was Billy O Brien who died at Higher Street about the year 1820.
About the year 1910 the owner of the farm Patrick Coleman a man advanced years told me that his predecessor's grandfather or great grandfather built a fence through the graveyard for the purpose
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2019-02-18 21:30
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About one mile from the school near the crossrods there is a fairy forth situated. It is about one hundred yds. in from the road in a field belonging to Michael O Connell. There are large stones all round it.
It is said that long ago fairies had feasts there. Not long ago this place was unearthed and the ruins of a house was found. This is guarded by a black dog and every often he is seen on the road. If it chances that a person passes him he will follow them until they are far away from the fairy forts. From this forts there can be another one seen which is in Larr Guery's field.
Sometime there are lights seen in it and the black dog also cares it.
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2019-02-18 21:28
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Mass is celebrated in the local (village) church of Tullylease on that morning, and Benediction in the evening about 3.30

6) It is not easy to define what people have in their minds when visiting these Wells, but it may be understood the intention differs with different people, some for spiritual needs; some for fulfillment of vows; some for temporal benefits; and others for the cure of their ailments. I know one case that the washing of the mouth and the drinking of the water cured toothache.

7) The acts of devotion differ with different people. The usual are 5 Our Fathers, 5 Hail Marys, and Glories. People usually begin the "rounds" according to the direction they come from. If they come from the South or village side, they first visit the Abbey (mentioned above), kneel down in it and say prayers. They then make the Sign of the Cross in several places on a stone slab which used to be laid up against the eastern gable but was fixed to it with iron clamps by the Board of Work machines last year (1933). This is done with pieces of stone placed there for the purpose.
This slab is thought to have been made (carved) much later than Naomh Berichert's time or even the Abbey.
Having completed the "round" at the Abbey, they cross the road to Naomh Berichert's Well, where they kneel down, say some prayers, and then drink some of the water. Some take away a fragment of the stones of Naomh Berichert's house mentioned above. There is a Bon placed near this Well (and also near St Mary's to be mentioned later) for donations, usually pence and halfpence, to keep the Wells, kneeling stools, and drinking vessels in a proper state.
They next visit St Mary's Well about 60 yds away at the other side of the road and about 10yds north of the stream. Here they also say prayers and drink the water.
This completes the "round" for most people, but some pay more than one
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2019-02-18 21:28
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evening I was standing on the roadside by this same plantation talking to a friend. Night had fallen when we both saw among the branches of a tree over our heads what appeared like a ball of light, as big as a football. It slowly descended the branches of the tree till coming near the lowest branch it broke into pieces and disappeared.
From the school to Kilcourse's cross roads is about 100 yards or so. And along this length two figures dressed like nuns were supposed to be seen walking on certain nights. Tom Bourke of Cloonboora, says he saw them. And Pat Kelly of Killeen (R.I.P.) told me a similar story.
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2019-02-18 21:27
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In former times the people always knew remedies for every ailment they had. In Malu there is a well for the cure of sore eyes and other illness. The people used go to the well and it is said the if a fish is seen in the water they are to be cured.
There is a well in Lough Gur also for the cure of warts in your hand. It is inside in a field near a place which is called Carraig Geall. If the people wanted to get cured they should go fasting to this well for three mornings. Soon the warts will go from the person's hand. This well which is called the wart well is now getting covered with leaves and weeds.
A herb called the seven virtue leaf is what the old people used long ago for their nerves. They used to pluck off the stem on which the seven leaves were. Put it in a little water and boil it. The water in which it was boiled was drank by them and it is said that it is good for the nerves
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2019-02-18 21:26
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on its face. What is the strongest thing in the world? A snail because it carries its house on its back.
Forty men's length and forty men's strength and a little chap can take it up and carry it? A rope. What is it that I saw and you saw and God Almighty never saw? His own equals. What was the first banking transaction in the world/ When Pharaoh got a cheque on the Red Sea which had been crossed by Moses. Why is a school so much like a beehive? Because it is full of workers. What is a herring worth when it is half eaten? It is worth turning and eating the other half. In what month of the year do the ladies talk least. In February because it is the shortest month in the year. Why is your ankle between your leg and your toe? To keep the calf from the corn. When is a child so much like corn? When he is being trashed or having
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2019-02-18 21:26
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Mass is celebrated in the local (village) church of Tullylease on that morning, and Benediction in the evening about 3.30

6) It is not easy to define what people have in their minds when visiting these Wells, but it may be understood the intention differs with different people, some for spiritual needs; some for fulfillment of vows; some for temporal benefits; and others for the cure of their ailments. I know one case that the washing of the mouth and the drinking of the water cured toothache.

7) The acts of devotion differ with different people. The usual are 5 Our Fathers, 5 Hail Marys, and Glories. People usually begin the "rounds" according to the direction they come from. If they come from the South or village side, they first visit the Abbey (mentioned above), kneel down in it and say prayers. They then make the Sign of the Cross in several places on a stone slab which used to be laid up against the eastern gable but was fixed to it with iron clamps by the Board of Work machines last year (1933). This is done with pieces of stone placed there for the purpose.
This slab is thought to have been made (carved) much later than Naomh Berichert's time or even the Abbey.
Having completed the "round" at the Abbey, they cross the road to Naomh Berichert's Well, where they kneel down, say some prayers, and then drink some of the water. Some take away a fragment of the stones of Naomh Berichert's house mentioned above. There is a Basin(?) placed near this Well (and also near St Mary's to be mentioned later) for donations, usually pence and halfpence, to keep the Wells, kneeling stools, and drinking vessels in a proper state.
They next visit St Mary's Well about 60 yds away at the other side of the road and about 10yds north of the stream. Here they also say prayers and drink the water.
This completes the "round" for most people, but some pay more than one
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2019-02-18 21:24
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About one mile from the school near the crossrods there is a fairy forth situated. It is about one hundred yds. in from the (ras) road in a field belonging to Uichael O Connell. There are large stones all round it.
It is said that long ago fairies had feasts there. Not long ago this place was unearthed and the ruins of a house was found. This is guarded by a black dog and every often he is seen on the road. If it chances that a person passes him he will follow them until they are far away from the fairy forts. From this (fol) forts there can be another one seen which is in Larr Guery's field.
Sometime there are lights seen in it and the black dog also cares it.
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2019-02-18 21:22
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church which bears his name that in later times it was feared that enemies would desecrate the resting place of the saint and it was determined to transfer the relics to a safer grave. Three men removed the coffin or shrine and buried it outside the the southern wall of the church of Mellifontstown. Further, that in order to keep this a secret they enclosed a paper containing all information in a brass box and concealed the box in Joany's Garden. Two of these men were Irish, the third was a Frenchman-? Dare. Another legend is that angels removed the graves to the Fort Hill but time of this occurrence is not given.
The last person whose remains were interred at Mellifontstown was Billy O Brien who died at Higher Street about the yer 1820.
About the year 1910 the owner of the farm Patrick Coleman a man advanced years told me that his predecessor's grandfather or great grandfather built a fence through the graveyard for the purpose
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his mouth?/ Patch upon patch without any stitches riddle me this and I'll buy you a pair of breeches? A cabbage.
What swims but can't walk? The water
What you lady should you avoid? Miss Trust. When should you have your wings clipped? When you fly into a temper. There were 24 men in a ship and yet there wasn't a single man. How was this? Because they were all married men.
When is a girl so much like a newspaper? When she is in print.
Why is an army commander so much like a schoolmaster? Because he commands a party. Why is an engine driver so much like a schoolmaster? Because one drives the train and the other trains the mind.
Little Nan etticoat in a white petticoat the longer she stands the shorter she grows? A candle. What is the shyest thing in the world? A clock because it always has its hands
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hailstone? A magpie. Why may we assume that a student is very hungry? Because he devours books.
Why is a red-haired female like a regiment of infantry? Because she carries firelocks. One half dead and the other half living and a tail wagging? A dog with his head in a pot. What is the deepest thing in the world? A tailor's thimble. What is it that you can feel hear and can't see? The wind.
What goes from house to house and never touches the house? The road. What weight is the moon? A hundred weight because there are four quarters. Why are troubles like babies? Because the more you nurse them the bigger they grow. What goes up when the rain comes down? An umbrella. What makes more noise than a pig at a gate? Two pigs. Why does a horse not stop to eat on a journey? Because he has a bit in
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On the slope of the hill of Mellifontstown three miles from Kinsale is an enclosure called the Seana Cill the site of an ancient church and graveyard. The local residents believe that there rest the remains of St Eltin patron of Kinsale. They say that the body of St Eltin was buried in the
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there is a field called the "Leawaca" where numbers of fairy pipes were found. A fairy pipe is scarcely as big as your small finger, the bowl of the pipe is not as big as a thimble. Fairy Potatoes were also found there, they were as large as a gooseberry, and usually about three were found undrer one stalk and that stalk was very hard to pull the Leawaca was never tilled until recently.
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2019-02-18 21:10
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In former times the people always knew remedies for every ailment they had. In Malu there is a well for the fure of sore eyes and other illness. The people used go to the well and it is said the if a fish is seen in the water they are to be cured.
There is a well in Lough [?] also for the cure of warts in your hand. It is inside in a field near a place which is called [?] [?]. If the people wanted to get cured they should go fasting to this well for three mornings. Soon the warts will [?] go from the person's hand. This well which is called the wart well is now getting covered with leaves and weeds.
A herb called the seven virtue leaf is what the old people used long ago for their nerves. They used to pluck off the stem on which the seven leaves were. Put it in a little water and boil it. The water in which it was boiled was drank by them and it is said that it is good for the nerves.
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and his dog went up a gap. How many feet went up? 2 feet. Can you spell a cráugrín in three letters? Hay. What key will not open a door? Whiskey. A clipper of ditches, a cutter of thorns, a little cow with two leather horns? A hare. Why is a dog's tail so much like the pith of a tree? Because it is the farthest from the bark. What is it that all the men in London couldn't climb? Smoke. When was B our first letter? When there was no A. Why is a person in an armchair so much like the Equator? Because they are between the poles. Why does a railway clerk cut a hole in your return ticket? To let you pass through. When is love a deformity? When it is all on one side. Why is a blacksmith like a king? Because his nose is above his chin. As black as ink as white as snow. It hops on the road like a
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2019-02-18 21:09
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There is a fairy lios in Prehane, a real fairy lived in it and any one returning home at night would go miles out of his way rather than return by the lios. In middle Cove
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2019-02-18 21:08
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Years ago a mermaid was seen by fisherman on Farmer's Rock. This Rock lies at Castle Park side of the harbour. The fishermen were going out to sea and they saw her quite plainly seated on the rock combing her beautiful hair. When the fishermen were out by the Points a great storm arose and some of them were drowned, only a few returned to tell the tale about the mermaid. Some time afterwards other fishermen when going out fishing saw the mermaid but did not go further as it was thought to be a bad omen.
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2019-02-18 21:00
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When is a door not a door?
When it is ajar. Why has a kiss two ss? Because it takes two to complete the spelling. A cwt., of coal costs 2s 6d what will a ton make? Ashes.
If all Ireland were flooded what county would be saved? Cork because it can swim. What is full of holes and holds more? A sponge. Spell me a red running rogue in three letters? Fox.
What part of the cow goes into the wood first? Her breath.
Why does a cow dribble? Because she can't spit out. Spell me a broken down ditch in three letters? Gap. What always walks with its head down? A nail in your boot. Two apples make a pair. What will 4 oranges and 5 bananas make? A fruit salad. What goes up a ladder with its head down? A nail in your boot. 40 sheep a shepherd
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2019-02-18 20:57
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Long ago there was a boat crossing from Ireland to England. It was not far out in the sea when a whale attacked the boat. The crew were frightened. They first threw out a chair. When he had eaten the chair he made another attack. Secondly they threw out a box of oranges. When he had the oranges devoured, there was nothing else in the boat but an old lady whom they thought was no use and they threw her to the whale. The whale was then tied to the boat. When they crossed they found the old woman sitting in the chair eating an orange.
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tune. The piper was sitting on a stone near a well. There was a bush at his side, that place is now called the piper's bush. The piper used to be playing music in the same place of a fine summer's evening. Several people of the district heard the music after that.
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2019-02-18 20:56
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and if he looked in through the window you might not be well for a few days.
"Where is my beads" said the quack Oh its there on the nail" said Judy. They knelt down and said the Rosary, and the quack thanked god for giving him such courage and strength and fortitude to subdue such a demon who tampered on him while doing his onerous duty.
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2019-02-18 20:54
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Greenfinch 11. Green Linnet 12 Grey Linnet 13 Stonechatter 14 Song Thrush 15 White-legged gold finch 16 Pheasant (at butt of bush) 17 Yellow Hammer (in furze bush) 18. Hedge Sparrow 19. Willow Wren. 20 Woodwren 21. Garden warbler. 22. Blackcap 23. Common Whitethroat 24. Lesser Whitethroat 25. Red-backed Shrike 26. Turtel Dove.
Nests in House Eaves.
The following birds make their nests in holes. 1. Owl (Holes in trees) 2. Stonechat 3. Sparrow 4. Robin 5. Tom Tit 6. Wren 7. Thrush 8. Chaffinch 9. Kingfisher (fences near river) 10 Blackbird
Nests in tufts of grass.
The following birds make their nests in tufts of grass
1. Lark 2. Corncrake 3. Snipe 4. Pheasant 5. Woodcock 6. Curlew 7. Plover 8. Partridge 9. Grouse 10. Tit-lark 11. Swan 12. Sky-lark 13. Swift 14. Wren 15. Sparrow 16. Robin 17. Wild Duck 18. Yellow Hammer 19. Nightjar
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In my own townland there is afort or lis and it locallyknown as "Bárnaspiride" the people do not like to travel this field at night. A black women is supposed to appear to the people in days gone by and a light was known there also.
There are no ditches or fences around it only a slight to rise or mound and a whitehorn tree growing in the centre
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Patricks Day.
The water too is good for people suffering from bad stomachs and is called deanach. There is a herb called hemlock which is commonly used for swelling or hurts and for burns Locals use burnt flour and sweet oil.
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2019-02-18 20:53
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At the present time people begin to wear boots at a very early age but long ago they did not start wearing boots until they were nearly twenty years of age. I have never heard of any-one who never wore boots.
Many boys in this District go barefooted in the Summer but not in winter. Boots are not made in this District but there are (prepared). There are no shoemakers in this District.
There were a lot more shoe makers long ago as there were no factories in the country.
Clogs were also worn long ago but not now. Long ago as if a person got a pair of boots and if they were going to class they would carry the
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do not believe all they are told by the smith because it does not always be truth.
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2019-02-18 20:52
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in a leather bag on his right shoulder. He was always a welcome visitor to all whom he attended and if there was one glass of the "creatur" in the house he was almost sure of it. "Well now doctor" said No.1 "have you ever met any strange thing in your travels". "Oh I have" he said.
"I was coming home one night from attending Johnny the Cook across the fields when I met the "Divil" straight in a gap. I stood for a few minutes to see what I would do and I made a "back lep" out of me body and lit on his back and rode him home across the fields into the little yard and stepped down and went into my own house. I bolted the door and windows "What's all this bolting and barring for" said Judy in the corner "It's all about nothing" said the Quack."There must be something wrong" said Judy. "Well Judy" he said " there is a playboy in the yard.
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2019-02-18 20:49
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About a mile from this school is the fort of Áine. It is situated in the Knockaney district on top of a hill. Áine was the fairy that lived in the fort. It is circular in shape, and the place all round it is very bleak. There is an entrance hole at the north-eastern side by which the interior can be reached.
A very old ledgen is told about this fort. A man was exploring the field in which it is situated. After a while he came to this fort. He found the hole and said to himself that he would go through. He started off and when he was half ways through he saw a woman sitting inside. She looked out at him and he began to get afraid, so he retreated again. She came out after him and when he saw her he ran down the hill. As he did he tripped over a stone and hurt his hand which never got alright.
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2019-02-18 20:49
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Long ago the people of this district used a plant named Hoarhound as a remedy for a cough. This plant grows in a shady place and it and it resembles the nettles. The people plucked three three handfulls of this herb and three ivy leaves, roots and all. Then is was washed and cleaned. It was put into three pints of cold water, put on the fire and brought to the boil. Then it was put by the fire and felt to simmer until it was boiled to one pt. Then it was strained and the syrup was then returned to the fire and , lb of sugar was added to a long with naggin of whiskey. The contents was then poured into an earthen ware jar and corked very tightly and one glass of this was taken for three mornings fasting.
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2019-02-18 20:43
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Drawing of the Outline of Stone
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drawn to make manure. Coburn's tyranny had so exasperated the peasantry that they sought revenge and planned to waylay him at this bridge as he was on his way home on a certain night. They attacked him with sticks, and broke both his arms and severely wounded him about the head.
He groped his way back to "the great house" to give the alarm, but by the time he reached there, everyone must have retired, as he was not found until the following morning, half-senseless on the doorstep.
As a result of his information, five of the employees were arrested, and everyone was opinion that they would be deported - at least. Fortunately they were able to secure the services of Daniel OConnell, who was in attendance at the Assizes in Cork, when their case came before Lord Chief Justice OBrien (Peter the Packer)
OConnell quickly grasped the case as staked, and at the stage where he directly cross-examined Coburn, he quickly convinced all concerned of the failure of Coburn's charge. He said to Coburn, "You state here that the first blow on the head knocked you senseless?" "It did," replied Eogan. Then said OConnell, "Do you expect a jury to believe that a senseless man could recognise, not only one, but all five assailants?" The prisoners were all discharged as the Judge did not allow the case go to the jury.
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He was a cute little man of the labouring clan and was well fit to drown eels with cuteness. He said I was coming home one night from Robert England's across the moors. I came alright until I came into Jacob's currach when suddenly something like a rattlesnake came on and twisted and twined round my legs. I tugged and pulled and kicked until I got out of his clutches. "Maybe" said the little man it was one that St Patrick messed with the "clipe of his hazel stick" Ahem! said the Quack doctor.
I will now give as good a description as I possibly can of the quack doctor. he was a man of 6 feet in height and built in proportion. His fancy for a walking stick was a peeled white thorn varnished. He also carried his kit of tools
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I had the following story from the same source as the last but it dates back a generation farther. Joseph's grandfather remembered the Councellor well, and was in the employment of the Roche family at Trabolgan when the incident occurred. He recorded that the secrecy which surrounded the attack was so great that the names of the perpetrators were not known among the bulk of the employees.
In Trabolgan House, near Whitegate, Co Cork, during the past century lived the Roche family, who had the title Lord Fermoy. In 1820-25 the occupant was Ed. Bucke Roche. He had employed a great number of the local peasantry. These employees had stewards, and lesser stewards, to see that they did their work. The chief steward died and was replaced by a north of Ireland man, named Coburn. This man was an out-and-out tyrant, and was extremely unpopular with the employees. He had the yard-bell, which was the employees' only timepiece, removed, and substituted for it a horn. It was customary for this man to remain at "the great house" each day until after dinner, and then to proceed to front lodge, where he lived. On the avenue between the front lodge and "the great house" was a bridge, over a sub-way. This sub-way was really a sloping cart-track, which led from Trabolgan Strand to the yard of "the great house" and along which the ore [oar?]-weed was
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2019-02-18 20:34
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I told it. Answer. Anne.
(17) Why should Ireland soon be rich
Answer. Because its capital is Dublin (doubling)
(18) Elizababeth, Betty, and Bess went down to the river to rob a bird's nest four eggs were in it how many remained. Answer. Three.
(19) A man looked at a picture and said "Sisters and brothers I have none but that mans father is my father is my fathers son." What relation was the man in the picture to him. Answer. His son.
Obtained from David Lavelle Slevoyre
Collected by Brigid Lavelle Slevoyre,
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eight children.
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He invoked the aid of prominent citizens and they worked zealously to achieve their end. Perhaps it was because of his magnetic personality, or perhaps entirely through the Providence of God, but after a number of years, they succeeded in acquiring, what was then known as the Cork Botanic Gardens, and which place is now St Joseph's Cemetery, where the mortal remains of Fr Theobald Matthew lie.
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It is said that a man dressed in red walked from the Liffey bridge to Esker, and he hid a sack of gold on his way and no one could ever find it.
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The "Gold Crown" at the Hermitage Golf links is a cave. It is said that no one can succeed in getting inside because the door keeps closing and if you can succeed in getting in, you cannot be sure in getting out again. In this cave is a gold crown, but no one can touch this crown for if you go near it, it keeps moving away.
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2019-02-18 20:30
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St Mary's Church, Shandon, Cork, now no longer used for Catholic service, was once a Catholic Church and the adjoining cemetery was used for Catholic burials. During the Penal days Catholics were not forbidden to bury their dead in the cemetery, but the officiating priest or priests may not recite prayers, nor read the burial service. A prominent merchant (OConnor) died and his remains were brought to the cemetery at Shandon for internment. Because of his unlimited charity and piety, this merchant was mourned by rich and poor, lay and clerical. It was no wonder that his funeral attracted such attention, nor that the Dean of Cork, Dean MacSweeney, decided, despite the penal regulation to read the burial service, and recite the usual prayers at his graveside. As he did so, he was tapped on the shoulder by the sexton or warden of the Protestant congregation, and told he should desist. His reply was that he would continue to read and pray, and it drew a tremendous cheer from the assembled thousands. Among the clergy who witnessed this scene was the then young Franciscan Fr. Theobald Matthew. He was so deeply moved by the incident that he immediately decided to take steps to acquire an independent cemetery where Catholics could bury their dead without interruption.
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a tree of every kind. There is a very old yew tree. When Sarsfield was killed in France this particular tree turned upside down and ever since it grows root - upwards. It is there to this very day.

Photo of Sarsfields Tree. Snapped by Alice Neary . August 1938.
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but nothing else? Answer. A bottle.
(11) What is it which never asks questions but yet requires many answers?
Answer. A doorbell.
(12) Divide three loaves between a tinker and his wife and a sweep and his mother giving each one a loaf. Answer. The tinkers wife was the sweeps mother (therefore) one loaf each.
(13) A fiddler in Cork had a brother a fiddler in Kerry, but the fiddler in Kerry had no brother a fiddler in Cork. Answer. It was a sister.
(14) What town in Ireland is spelt backwards and forwards the same way? Answer. Navan.
(15) Which ship (is) do we all like to avoide. Answer. Hardship.
(16) The queen of England sailed in a ship and in the ship her daugher sailed nn Ill be killed if I tell her name, an that's three times
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when he came out he had a hump on his back.
A little girl lived near by and every time she passed she said 'wax' 'Wax', now this made the fairy very angry. One day he chased the little girl into a wood but she had a stick and hit him with it, and he fell and the lump was a sack of gold. Some people say she buried it in Esker -Abbey and others say she brought it home with her to the north.
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I shall never forget the night I spent listening to three story tellers when I were a little boy about eleven years of age. I was so interested in the stories I although I had to trail five miles on a dark road. I said to myself let the last hour be the hardest and the last man wear the riding coat.
No.1. told the first story. He was a man of great eloquence and education. He said I was coming home along a lonesome dark road one night, and a tall dark man stepped out and walked on my right hand side for about 40 perches. I had to cross a little stream that ran underneath the road through a gullet and just as I crossed the stream a little woman popped out on my left hand side. I walked along for about 10 perches more and fell in a stump on the roadside and remembered no more.
Ahem said the Quack doctor.
No.2 told the next story
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tails until they come to the end and then they form a very large knob. They were once seen walking through a closed gate each other time they walked by the persons side, but could not be heard.
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2019-02-18 20:26
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A story of the Penal Days which was told by Joseph Buckley, Darby's Lane, Midleton. He is a saddler, aged 60 and had the story from his father who died in 1913 aged 75. His father's name was Michael Buckley, who was a coachman with Colonel Longfield of Castlemary Castle, Cloyne, Co Cork.
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2019-02-18 20:24
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In Main Street, Castlemartyr is a two-storey building, the upper storey of which is used as the local Courthouse, and the lower storey is a disused garage. To the right, when one enters the garage portion, is a passage leading to an old room, which looks like a boiler-house. On top of a stone fire-place rests a large stone cauldron with a stone measure near it. The cauldron would contain about thirty gallons when full, and the stone cup, or measure, would contain about one pint. This was pointed out to me in 1935 by William John Abernethy, of Castlemartyr, whose father owns the entire building, and it was he who related the significance of the place to me. The building is about fifty yards from the main gates of Castlemartyr Castle, which, in the days of souperism was inhabited by the Shannon family. So that they could more effectively carry out the designs of souperism, they had the device above referred to installed in the midst of their tenants and within easy reach of any passer-by. It is certainly a very cogent reminder of the Penal Days and has a great historical significance.
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(1) Little white Nancy with a little red nose the longer she stands the smaller she grows. Answer. A candle.
(2) What must you do before you come down stairs? Answer. Go up.
(3) Whats a rock and its not a rock?
Answer. A shamrock.
(4) What is full all day and empty at night? Answer. A boot.
(5) What is at work when it is on strike? Answer. A clock.
(6) What was never seen or never will be seen? Answer. A nest of mice in a cat's ear.
(7) Spell "broken-down-ditch" in a short way. Answer. Gap.
(8) Why does a man cross the road? Answer. To get to the other side.
(9) What's the worst weather for rats and mice? Answer. When its raining cats and dogs.
(10) What has a neck and a body
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A story of the Penal Days as told me by Wm. J. Abernethy, [?] St. Castlemartyr. He was born at Castlemartyr and is a baker, aged about 35 years.
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Tom Kane, Malistown, aged roughly about 65 yrs saw a headless man at 12 p.m at the junctions of Co. Dublin and Meath near an old inn.Tom said " Good night" but he got no reply. He felt a strange feeling come over him and his hair stood on ends. He was coming home from Gallaghers Newtown after playing cards. Dunne who lived
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Joe Fay, Malistown, heard a voice calling to him to go home for his dinner and when he came home there was no dinner ready. It was only 10 a.m. Mick Corcoran heard something at same place. They are both still alive.
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Joe Fay, Malistown, heard a voice calling to him to go home for his dinner and when he came home there was no dinner ready. It was only 10 a.m. Mick Corcoran heard something at same place. They both still alive.
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11 What has eyes but cannot see? Answer. A potato.
12 All patches no stitches riddle me that and I shall give you my britches?
Answer. A head of cabbage.
13 As I was going along the road I met a thing in a bundle of straw. It was neither fish flesh feather or bone when I brought it home it walked alone?
Answer. A chicken in an egg.
Obtained from Mrs Hogan,
Collected by Bernard Hogan,
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-the strangers to wait until she would come home.
She then went in the direction of the village and went to a big merchant and asked him to buy the cloth. He looked at the cloth and when he saw the beautiful designs he said to her that it would be much too expensive for him to buy and he sent her to a bigger merchant.
The man bought the beautiful cloth from her and paid her a large sum of money for it. She got all her messages and returned home as quickly as she could to tell the good news to her husband.
When she came home her husband was in the yard crying as the visitors had left a short time. He told his wife that he had evited them to call soon again but they were sorry leaving and they said that they would never again pass this road.
The man and woman were very disappointed that they had departed with such beautiful company and it was only then they realised that they had given shelter to the Holy Family.
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2019-02-18 20:13
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(6) As I went out a gap I met a man with an iron nose timber toes and upon my word he would frighten the crows? Answer. A gun.
(7) What part of a cow goes out a gap first? Answer. Her breath.
(8) Riddle Riddle ree what shall it be a little white horse tied to a tree? Answer. A sheep on a bush.
(9) Sixty sheep went out a gap sixty more after that a man and his dog after that. how many feet went out the gap? Answer. Two feet.
(10) Here I stand and far I see a black-man in a hollow tree fight the lion and fight the bear and conquer all the birds in the air. Answer. Hunger.
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2019-02-18 20:10
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my father told me the way they used to cure cuts long ago was the people used chew stan-las and put it up to cuts and it would cure it.
The way to cure toothache is to put a poultice of yellow-meal to their jaw and it would cure it.
The way for curing tetters is to bathe the tetters in washing soda every morning and night and it would cure them.
The way they would cure boils is to put the jowl of a hot bottle around the boil and it would cure it.
The way they used to cure jaundice is to boil wood-lice in water and drink the water three times a day.
The way they used to cure calves is to make nine over them.
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2019-02-18 20:08
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(1) Ink ank under a bank ten drawing four? Answer. A man milking a cow.
(2) What goes up the chimney down but won't come down the chimney up? Answer. An umbrella.
(3) It grows in the wood with leaves on it, it grazes in the field with hair on it now it is dead and full of life bones? Answer. A clog.
(4) What goes around the wood and around the wood and still never goes into the wood? Answer. The bark of a tree.
(5) As I went out a gap I met a boy with a red cap a stick in his hand a stone in his belly riddle me that and I will give you a penny? Answer. A (gun) cherry.
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2019-02-18 20:04
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mark and pass it if you dare." The dog became angry and made several attempts to pass the mark but was unable to do so and suddenly disappared. The man continue on his journey home.
Sean Kennedy
Told by my father
Local names
The stone path. The calf path. The church field. The new England field. The scrub field. The Free State field. The curragh field. The Orchard field. The bullock park. CArrolls hill. The tweny acres. Spring park. Elm Hill. The slugaine. The lime kiln field. The fort field. The paddock field. The cloverfield. Robinsons field. The black bushes. Kelly's field. The lock park. The turla. The south field. The northdoor field.
Seamus Egan
Told to me by my mother
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2019-02-18 20:00
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Trench of Cangort - a Story
Trench of Cangort threatend to convert the Pike Church into a shed for bullocks. He actually drove the bullocks on a certain day to the church to put them in there. The Catholics got word and they came in thousands from all the surrounding parishes and prevented the bullocks from getting near the gate.
A Ghost Story
Many years ago a man was returning from Eglish to Ballingarry and when passing Lisbryan cross at about eleven o clock at night a black dog appeared on the road beside him. The dog walked along the road with him. The man thought it strange for the dog to continue in a walk. He said to himself that he would then trot but he kept up beside him walking. He then became suspicious and thought it was not a right dog. The man stopped and made the sign of the cross with his foot on the road and said to the dog "there you're
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2019-02-18 19:56
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A Ghost Story
A man named John Cleary who lived in Ballingarry was coming home one Sunday night from Whites in Cloughleigh where he was visiting. As he was coming home across the field near Madden's house in Lisbryan to the public road a cock came out on the road before him. It was a beautiful moonlight night. He passed out the cock which followed him along the road for a short distance and then disappeared. The cock is often seen there and people do not like to pass the place at night especially when it is late. Needless to say he was terrified.
Maggie Minogue
Told by my father
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Kennedy but no Robinson
Sean Kennedy
Told by my father
A curse
When Lismacrory House was deserted by the Smiths after being cursed by the priest a man named Delaney from Lacka went and took the window stones to put them into a new house which he was building. The curse followed him and his cattle and horses began to die of some strange disease. He sent for the priest and told him the story. The priest advised him to take back the stones to Lismacrory again. He did so and he suffered no furher losses but he never recovered from the effects of the curse and was obliged to sell his farm and emigrate to America. A man named Coonan from Meelick Co. Galway bought the farm and his descendants are still in occupation.
Rose Murphy
Told by my mother
Mrs Murphy age 86
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2019-02-18 19:21
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tú, nár cheangail a lámh den ghabhar. Chimil an gréasaí an t-slaitín dá thóin.
Bhí an buachaill ansan a liúrigh chun maith leis na gabhair.
"Dén diabhal tá sé sin a dhéanadh amuigh" arsa an ministir " ná fuil sé á dtiomáint chun siúl".
"Téighir amach" arsa sé leis an gcailín aimsire.
Seo amach leis an cailín agus an chéad duine a bhuail léi ná an buachaill.
Thug sí a dhá láimh don buachaill chun é a caitheamh as a slí. Cheangail a lámh den buachaill is cimil an gréasaí an t-slaitín dá thóin. Bhí sí a liúraigh chun maith leis na gabhair.
"N'fheadar fén diabhal cad atá orra seo" arsa an ministir le bean an gréasaí.
Amach leis agus sé an chéad duine a theangaigh leis ná an chailín. Thug sé a lámh di agus ceangail an lámh dá drom agus cheangail an gréasaí an t-slaitín dá thóin.
Ansan bhí an ministir sa liúraigh chún maith leis an gcuid eile 'cu.
"Gluais leat isteach agus fág ann iad" arsa 'n bean leis an ministir.
"Ní b'faghainn" arsa sé.
Amach léithe. Chuir sí a dhá láimh timpeall a mhuintir chún é thabhairt isteach. Cheangail a lámha do'n mhinistir agus chimil an gréasaí an t-slaitín dá tóin
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2019-02-18 18:37
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up the king went down to the shore and he saw a lot of people coming in a boat. When it landed at the shore only his and his master was was in it. The man asked the king would he give him his son for another year. So he gave him the boy and they made a bargain at two pounds a year. He told him to have his son back again that day twelve months. The man and the son went away. In a year time the king went ti the shore and he saw the boat coming in. When he saw it at first there was many people in it and when it came near the shore there were only two people in it. The man asked the king to give him his son for another year. They made the bargain at three pounds a year but the king never thought to tell the man to bring back his son. When the year was up the king went to the shore but he did not see any boat coming. Then he thought that he did not tell the man to
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2019-02-18 18:15
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marks also - shaped like large saucers.
Opinion differs very much as regards the use made of these stones long ago. Some say they were made use of by the Druids as places of Fire Worship others say the old Irish used them as mill stone.
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2019-02-18 18:14
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About a quarter of a mile from Seskin School the ruins of an old castle are still to be seen.
It was destroyed by the English.
The stones were used for building some of the local houses. A patron was held in it until about 100 years ago, stopped by a priest, owing to an accident caused by drink.
The English built Leitrim castles as an outpost - occupied by English military until quiet recently - destroyed in 1922. Now a ruins. Not far from this castle, we have St. Lawrence's Park. It contain a wooden cross. On the other side of the road in an adjoining field are three peculiar stones, supposed to be used by druids thousands or years before St. Lawrence was born.
On one stone we have the shape of a mans left foot. (On the second) rather long, but well shaped also a hand but the hand is not as perfect as the foot. On the second stone are some
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2019-02-18 18:09
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stone belonged to the druids and that the used to light fired on it long ago, to cook their meals which very often consisted of Indian veal. At that time there were no mills and it took a long time to cook the meal as it is was not ground up small. This is most likely to be the truth.
St Lawrence O' Loole died in Dublin, saying "God bless Dublin and may he always look over it."
There is also another stone on Keedeanhilland names on it.
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2019-02-18 18:07
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There are not very many crosses or standing stones, in this parish. There is a very important historical stone standing in a field near my home names The Long Stone. This stone is about eight feet high.
There are some sgham signs on it up to the present time people can't make out the meaning of those sings. A few years ago Judge Price came up to look at those stones. He took down the marks in a book and took them to Dublin, to try to get them made out.
There was supposed to be a man of great important buried under it long ago. The stone was erected in memory of this person.
There is also another stone situated near this field, in a field at St Lawrenees O' Loolas. There is footprints on this stone. Since St Lawrence visited this part of the glen, people think that these prints are the tracks of his feet.
Opinions differ about this stone. Others say and believe it is the truth that this
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2019-02-18 18:03
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Now to conlcude those doleful lines my
pen begins to fail.
God help his kind relations for him they do bewail.
But where as he died on praising God they have no cause to moan.
His soul for all eternity shall find a happy home.
Before I do leave down my pen. ? one word more to say.
It was in Donard out Stoly Priest spent many a happy day
But since cruel Death has taken him
his loss we do deplore
Around Donard as wild Imaal we see his face no more
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2019-02-18 18:00
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Ere life hath well begun.
Now heaven has gained a saint so bright, but ? lost a son.
His sorrow stricken parishioners, his absence sorely feel.
So when he preached the gospel with fervour and zeal.
He was a great home ruler, was known both near and far
Unto the people of Douard, he was thin guiding star.
Our heartfelt grief, finds no relief, since out good priest is gone
Like St. Peter for his flock, tis by us he did stand
Night or day to come away, he was ready at our call
But no more he'll roam those lonesome roads that leads through Imaal.
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2019-02-18 17:56
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In pious institutions our good priest did us uphold.
And well he done his duty by instructing young and old.
For to love one God alone and Him for to adore
But those kind words we never will hear from Fr. Lynch no more.
Alas! he is gone and time rolls on but yet there can be seen.
The noble works that he has done still keep his memory green
A holy church he did erect in fame and high renown.
To his memory shines that Holy shrine in grand old Waridstown.
Alas! within its sacred walls no more we all hear his voice
That gladsome tone which bid all hearts young and old rejoice.
That noble heart has ceased to beat
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2019-02-18 17:53
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With hearts full sore we deplore, his loss we may bemoan.
No more we'll see our noble friend to the Holy Church of Rome.
For fifteen year it appears our good priest with us dwelled
By young and old both rich and poor our priest he was loved well
Many a tenant farmer he saved from tyranny.
And many a noble deed he done for Ireland's liberty.
The poor man's friend, the rich man's guide, the orphan child secure
He never let the needy go empty from his door,
With noble heart he did part with all in charity.
He is rewarded for his labours now for all eternity.
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2019-02-18 17:39
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the oldest headstone are to be found, the dates are 1744, 1790, 1739, 1730. Under an alder bush there is a monument over Simon Grady 1730. This was the man who erected the alter over Simon's Well.
There is a story about the churchyard which is: a man and a girl were courting, but one day when they met the girl looked so bad the man said he would say the de profundis only he had no time. Some time later the girl died and he went to visit her grave. When he reached it he suddenly found he could not move. Then a voice said "Say the de profundis for me". He did not know the prayer but a gentleman who was passing by said it for him and he was freed. The gentleman's name was Carroll but I don't know the other names. The old people tell this story for truth and point out the grave which is in the middle of the churchyard.
Many of those old headstones
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2019-02-18 17:37
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even one person left alive. Some people had to be buried by ditches, they could not afford to be coffined. The people were in direst need with hunger and disease. There were many farmers who could not pay their rent. They were turned out by the Landlord and died on the road side of hunger and disease.
People were not able to work their farms, as they had no money to buy seed to sow their crops. Their haggards were empty, their cattle and fowl all died of hunger, they had nothing to eat.
When the dark days of famine and pestilence was over many young people went to foreign countries to earn their living. It was the famine that was the cause of the immigration ever
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2019-02-18 17:35
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Gallouse Hill
There is a hill stretching for about two hundred yards over the Black Quarry and Sandpit in Kilkenny called Gallouse Hill. This was where the English soldiers hung the Kilkenny people.
At that time this hill was covered by a wood. It is now fenced in and cows and cattle graze their. The people were hung by means of an iron bar tied from one tree to an other. The rope hung from this bar to a deep drop below.
Most of the people were hung for the wearen of the green. This hill can be reached by means of quarry or sandpit. It is about six hundred yards from the Castel.
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2019-02-18 17:31
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There are many stories of the famine of 1846-7. It affected the district very much.
Before it started the locality was thickly populated and is reduced to half. There were several houses through out the country occupied and are now in ruins.
The blight came on the potatoes very early in the year, the stalks blackened up. They decayed in the pits a short time after they had been put there.
The food the people had consisted of Indian meal gruel. It is said that some people had nothing to eat but water and nettles.
the government relief reached the locality. Each family got a small quantity of potatoes.
People died in vast numbers. In many families there was not
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2019-02-18 17:30
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and said that the day would come when the grass would grow on the floors and the birds would fly through the windows. He also said that a Smith would never live in Lismacrory again and his words were not long in coming true for some years later one Miss Smith was coming from Dublin to live in it and she died in the journey.
William O'Meara also told me that when Smith died he was so full of devils that the horses were not able to draw the hearse. A protestant man said to the hearse driver to drive it in the name of the devil but he would not as he was a catholic. The protestant then took the reins and drove the horses in the name of the devil and the horses flew driving fire out of the avenue as they went.
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2019-02-18 17:27
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Sheila Reddan, Feigh, Eglish, Borrisokane heard this story from William O'Meara Feigh:
When the Smiths were living in Lismacrory House there was a catholic priest living in the house now owned by Pat O'Meara. One night a party was going on in Lismacrory House and the priest was invited because the guests wanted to ridicule him. He never suspected the danger and went. When he arrived he was taken into a room and there was a furnace in it. The door was locked but a protestant man named Palmer unlocked the door unknown to the rest of the party and let the priest go.
Afterwards Palmer went to the priest whose name was Fr. Wucey and asked him to do something for him. "Well" said the priest "I'll keep you out of hell till the days of judgement". Is it said that the ghost of Palmer was seen around Lismacrory afterwards.
Fr. Wucey cursed Lismacrory
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2019-02-18 17:19
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Once upon a time there was a king and he had only one son They grew poor. At last he had to send his to service. The king lived near the shore. One day he saw a boat coming in When they first saw the boat there were many in it. As it came nearer there were only two men in it and when it landed and when it landed asked him what he wanted? He said he wanted a servant boy. The king said he would give him his son. They made a bargain at one pound a year and he told the man to bring his son back again to him that day twelve months. When the year was
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Q. What is it that a poor man has and a rich man wants.
Answer Nothing
Q. What is the difference between a hill and a pill.
A. One is hard to get up and the other is hard to get down.
Q. What is it that turns without moving.
A. Milk turning sour.
Q. What is it that is always going and never moves.
A. A clock.
Q. How many ladders would reach the moon.
A. One if it was long enough.
Q. It grows in the wood with leaves on it, it grazes in the field with hair on it, and it walks the road with bones in it.
A. A boot.
Q. What is full and holds more.
A. A pot full of potatoes when you pour water in.
Q. When is a clock hungry.
A. When it is going to eight (to ate).
Q. What is the shyest thing in the world.
A. A clock because it never washes its face.
Q. In a field there is a house, in the house there is a room, in the room there is a cupboard, in the cupboard thee is a cup, in the cup there is a sup and everybody sastes it.
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and never gets into the wood?
Ans The bark of a tree.
9) There is a letter g in the middle of the light and you can't see it?
Ans. light
10) What would you fill a barrel with to make it lighter?
Ans holes.
11) I have a little Kerry cow she hangs on the wall and every time I look at her she gives me a call?
Ans A clock.
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2019-02-18 17:15
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This is a very old cure for the chin-cough=If you saw a man riding a grey horse and you asked him what would cure the chin-cough and whatever he would say do it and it would cure it. A cure for a toothache is to eat a raw onion and the toothache will go.
A cure for warts is to bury a bit of fat meat in the dung hill and if it rots the wart is cured. Another cure for warts is to cut a potato in two and put salt into it and rub it to them as often as you
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This is a very old cure for the chin-cough=If you saw a man riding a grey horse and you asked him what would cure the chin-cough and whatever he would say do it and it would cure it. A cure for a toothache is to eat a raw onion and the toothache will go.
A cure for warts is to bury a bit of fat meat in the dung hill and if it rots the wart is cured. Another cure for warts is to cut a potato in two and put salt into it and rub it to them as often as you
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2019-02-18 17:12
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I, Gus Reddan, of Ballyhough, Eglish, heard this story from my mother who heard it from her mother, Mrs White, of Lismacrory about 30 years ago.
About sixty years ago a family named Russell live in Moatville House. They were at a party in Milford House one night and the maid stayed up to let them in when they came home. A carriage drove up to the door and she went up to let in her master as she thought it was him.
Her master found her hours later lying in the hall unconcious, beaten badly. The doctor was attending her for week afterwards.
The carriage which drove up to the door was the "Dead Coach", which used to go down the road at about 11 clock every night.
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2019-02-18 17:06
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him calling. Where are you ring; the ring said I am on his finger, the giant made a grab for the boy but he could not catch him. He cried out again where are you ring, ring. The boy took the ring from his finger and threw it into the river, and the ring said. I am here, the giant made a plunge into the water and was drowned.
The boy returned to the castle and remained there with the man who first let him in.
This story was told by Pat Pender, Dromore and the castle is supposed to have been on the banks of the Shannon between Co Roscommon and Co Leitrim.
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2019-02-18 17:05
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him calling. Where are you ring; the ring said I am on his finger, the giant made a grab for the boy but he could not catch him. He cried out again where are you ring, ring. The boy took the ring from his finger and threw it into the river, and the ring said. I am here, the giant made a plunge into the water and was drowned.
The boy returned to the castle and remained there with the man who first let him in.
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2019-02-18 17:03
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There was a boy one day and he was very hungry. He started out and he kept walking and walking before him. At last he saw a castle and went to the door and rapped, a man came to the door and inquired what he wanted. The boy told him he was hungry and he wanted some food, come in said the man and they boy entered and he got some dinner.
There is a giant in this house and he is asleep now. Are you tired asked the man. I am replied the boy. Go down to that room and rest yourself so the boy did. Here is a ring of his which talks to him, the man said, they boy took it and put it on his finger.
When the giant awoke he knew there was someone in the house, he went down to the room but they boy ran out ant the giant followed
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2019-02-18 16:52
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has the cure for a sore mouth.
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2019-02-18 16:51
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Another cure for biles was to make a poultice of half boiled porridge and nettles and to put it on the biles.
There is a well in Termonfeckin called Trinity Well. The blind were cured at this well long ago.
A cure for the whooping cough was to put the person with the whooping cough under and over an ass three times. A cure for a bad cough is to catch a frog and put him into a box. Cough into the box and the frog will take the cough.
There are many herbs which cure different diseases. The "mullein" plant when brewed into tea will cure consumption.
The seventh son in a family has the cure for runing worms. A child born after the death of its father
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2019-02-18 16:42
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In olden times there were very few Doctors in the country. There was no such thing as free medical attendance for the poor. Only those who could afford to pay a Doctor could have one. The people then were not so enlightened as the people now a days. The people in those days has cures of their own that they used in times of sickness.
Some of these cures were harmful and some of them were good. These are some of the local cures in Termonfeckin.
A cure for the toothache is to carry a horse's tooth in your pocket. A cure for a headache is to steep brown paper in vinegar and put it on your forehead. To boil nettles and drink the water is the cure for pimples. A cure for biles is to make a poultice of soap and sugar and put in on the biles.
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2019-02-18 16:41
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Although the Shannon has been made deeper recently, in connection with the Shannon Electric Scheme, yet no operations took place at this particular place in the river. If blasting had taken place, it is likely that the rock would have been displaced.
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2019-02-18 16:38
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The Ballycumber Barrack was burnt about seventeen years ago. The Clara Barrack was burnt about eighteen years ago. Colonel Eyre's house near Ballycumber on the Ballyboughlin road was burnt about seventeen years ago. Mooruck's house was burnt about seventeen years ago. Minock's house of Cool-rain on the Tullamore road was burnt about ten years ago. That is all Peter Egan knows about burning.
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2019-02-18 16:36
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of these families went to America.
To torment him, the people would not wok for him and anyone that did so was boycotted.
It was said that when one man was going to pay the rent he had to borrow a coat, as his own was too good, and the landlord might charge him more.
Those were hard times in Ireland and he landlords must have been the same all over the country, as the old song shows us,
The landlord and the sheriff came,
To drive us all away,
The rents and taxes were to pay,
I could not them redeem.
And that's my boy the reason why
I left old Skibbereen.
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2019-02-18 16:31
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Then we go off to pick blackberries in the Autumn and we go for all kinds of wild fruit. Then we tell stories around the fireside in the winter.
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builds its nest like a big ball with two holes one in each side and lays about ten eggs. The eggs are white with brown spots. The stave builds its nest in trees or old houses. It is black but smaller than the black-bird. The water-hen lives in canals or ditches. The robin is supposed to have got the red on its breast when our Saviour was killed. The robin flow to the cross to pull out the nails in doing so blood fell on its breast. When the wild geese fly high it is a sign of good weather. When the swallows fly high it is a sign of good weather.
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their own clothes.
When at work the tailor uses thread, a needle, pins, scissors and cloth. When the tailor is at work he takes of his shoes and sits up on table. In this district shirts were made long ago.
At present socks and stockings are knitted.
There are no spinning wheels in this district to day but were long ago. The spinning wheels were used for weaving wollen thread.
No special clothes were ever worn on feast days but at the death of a relative people go in mourning by wearing black clothes.
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2019-02-18 16:28
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One night a man by the name of Pat Sullivan was going home from his cuaird and he said he would go home through the fields. As he was going out of one field into another he saw two boys hurling and he stood on the ditch watching them. He thought to himself that it was a late hour for boys to be hurling and he saw the boys running towards him. He got afraid and he ran back to the house where he had been on his cuaird and from that day to this he never went home through the fields.
Not far from this field there is a fort and boys are often seen hurling there in the night.
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2019-02-18 16:28
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About seven years ago my father and brother were to fair in Ballina. It was about five o'clock in the morning and it was just breaking day. As they were crossing an old wall my brother saw the ghost with a white coat and a hard hat.
He told my father and he told him to have sense that it was a an going to the fair. They went away not a bit frightened. My father bought two cattle at the fair that day. He brought them home and put them in the field where they saw the ghost in the morning. Next morning my father went to see the cattle and found one of them hanged in a tress at the shot where the ghost was seen. Three mornings after he went to the cattle again in the fork of a tree at the same spot.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 16:27
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To rub vinegar on a corn is a good cure.
To rub the juice of a raw onion on a blister is a good cure.
To put a snail on a wart, and
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There were never any tailors in the village of Baltray. There a two tailors in the village of Termonfeckin namely Patrick Henery and John Reynolds. These tailors work in their own homes. They do not stock cloth because the people who want articles made always
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2019-02-18 16:25
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By eating the stem of a dandllion a cold can be cured.
The juice from boiled nettles
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2019-02-18 16:21
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About 50 years ago a man was buried Ardagh graveyard, about 6 or seven miles from Youghal. During the burial a dispute arose concerning the right grave. The men came to blows.
That evening a most peculiar thing
ball sinsearach (stair)
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in the district and they are owned by James Bowden and James Bloomer. These spining wheels were used long ago for spining wool.
When a person dies there is a custom to wear black clothes. When there is a wedding the groom is dressed in blue and the bride is dressed in white.
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2019-02-18 16:19
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Once there was a man who had a fort in his farm. There was a big rock in the middle of the fort. One night the man built a big fire around the rock to try to burst it.
Then he went to bed and when he woke in the middle of the night he went out to see if the rock was busted. He got into t he fort all night but he was unable to find his way out.
He went round the fort several times and at last he thought of a plan. HE took off his coat and turned of a plan. He took off his coat and turned it inside out. When he did this he found his way out easily. Then he believed it was the fairies who put him astray.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 16:17
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There are two tailors in this district and there names are Mr Henry and Mr Reynolds. These tailors work in their homes. These tailors do not stock the cloth. They send away to the shops for the material. These tailors use tweed and brown material.
The tailor uses a needle, thread, a thimble, a machine, and chalk when he is working. When the tailor is working he sits on a big table with his legs crossed.
The socks and stockings are knitted in nearly every home in the district.
The are two spining wheels
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2019-02-18 16:16
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There is a certain man near to where I live and his name is Jack Maloney and he is about sixty nine years of age.
One day himself and his wife and his children went to town and on their way home when they were two miles from the house a neighbouring man saw alot of smoke rising up from the chimney and he went to the house and he looked in through the window and he saw a beautiful fire on the hearth and the kettle hanging over it and then he went away.
When the household came home they found that the kettle was boiled and that it was by the side of the fire. In a week or so afterwards the neighbouring man found out that house was built on a fairies pass and that it was the fairies that had boiled the kettle.
There is a lane at the back of the house and they cannot leave any vessel or anything else in it at night or it will be in front of the door in the morning.
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boots on their back until they reached the chapel door, and then put them on going in, and when they would come out they would take them off.
At the present time, the children go in their bare-feet during the summer. There are no shoemakers in the glen, but there are many cobblers. It has been in the families for years.
The people gave up shoemaking when the factories came into force. There was great demand on factory boots and the people could buy them ready to wear and much cheaper than the hand made boots.
There was a tanning yard in the Ballinclea where leather was made, and tanned. We never remember any foot coverings of any special kinds to be worn.
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2019-02-18 16:11
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do not believe all they are told by the smith because it does not always be truth.
At the present time people begin to wear boots at a very early age but long ago they did not start wearing boots until they were nearly twenty years of age. I have never heard of any-one who never wore boots.
Many boys in this District go barefooted in the Summer but not in winter. Boots are not made in this District but there are (prepared). There are no shoemakers in this District.
There were a lot more shoe makers long ago as there were no factories in the country.
Clogs were also worn long ago but not now. Long ago as if a person got a pair of boots and if they were going to class they would carry the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 16:07
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There are two forges situated in this Parish. The name of them are Castleruddery and Ballinclea.
A man names Cullen was working in the forge in Castleruddery and when (when) he left a man named McGrath came and he is working on it still.
This forge is situated beside a cross-roads. The roof of it is thatched and there are two half doors on it. This man shoes horses and asses and cart wheels and he also makes all sorts of farm implements.
The forge in Ballinclea is also situated at a cross-roads. The roof is also galvanized and there are two half doors on it. The blacksmiths makes all kinds of implements, and gates. He also shoes horses and asses. There was also a forge situated in the townland of Knockanarrigan where Mr. Robert Jones lives now. A man named Dowling worked in it about thirty years ago.
The forges are always a centre for news, but needless to say, people
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 16:05
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They came to where I was, pulled me up, and put on my head again.
Next morn I went with me mare to the mill with a sack of the corn to get it ground into meal and going up to the mill the road was all ice and me mare slipped and broke her back. I went into a field near by and killed a sheep. I bound the skin on me mare's back with a brier.
Next morning to my great surprise there was 10 pecks of blackberries and 1 peck of corn growing on my mare's back.
Just at that moment some follow out of the crowd shouted out "Oh, put him down the liar, put him down."
So the old man was set free and that fellow was burned in the fire instead.
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to my grandmother and she threw her hook at him and it fastened in him also. Then he ran to my mother and she threw her hook at him and it struck in him too. He ran all round the field and cut all the corn that day and we tied and stooked it all.
Next morning when I rose 'twas all gone. I listened and I could hear it a threshing behind the moon. I ran in and pulled two big long hairs out of my grandmother's head and I made a ladder of them and climbed to the moon. I found about 100 little men no bigger than my boot having me corn all threshed and in sacks. I threw them all down and then all me sacks and the last one broke the ladder. I didn't know what to do I pulled two hairs out of my whisker and made a ladder but it only went half ways. I leaped down and I went so far that I went to my neck in the earth. All I could do was to cut off my head and send it home to my mother and grandmother.
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Old Ruins
There are the ruins of a military barracks situated in Leitrum about a mile from my home. It was a fine building about sixteen years ago.
It was burned in 1922 by the "Black and Tans". It belonged to the Toritish soldiers. They used to stay in it in the Summer.
It was burned in the night, and the people of the glen were surprised the next morning to see the fine building burned to dust, nothing but the walls were to be seen. Those walls are to be seen still.
There were beautiful flowers and shrubs in the garden beside this barracks. They are all gone now, and some are hidden by weeds.
These old ruins are (to be se) viewed every year by tourists. There is also an old ruins in Dernamuck, named Ibichael Duryers.
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palace every man told a tale. When it came to this man's turn he said he never could tell a tale but that he had a co-partner that would tell one for him if that would do. "Alright said the king let him get up on the stage".
Well me Lord and king can I ask a grant before I begin. "Yes" says the king. It is this :- that if anyman comes across me or says I'm a liar won't he go into the fire instead of the old man. "Granted" says the king.
Well, one early morning meself and me mother and grandmother went out to sow corn. We sowed all Eireann. I rose next morning and found it all ripe, I called my mother and grandmother and we got three reaping hooks and out we went to reap it. I went to one end myself and my mother to another and my grandmother to the other. The first handful I cut a hare ran in front of me. I threw my hook at him and it fastened in him. He ran
ball sinsearach (stair)
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of the house.
"Ha" says the king "that's all I want to hear."
He ordered the old man to be taken to the vineyard and to be burned to death in a big fire in the vineard and any man who couldn't tell a tale next morning would be put in the fire along with the old man. Morning came and this young man set out for the king's palace sad and broken-hearted and on the way he met a fat butcher. "Hello, me man what's wrong that I met all the men of Eireann going into the king's palace this morning."
So, the young man told his sad story and worse than all, says he, anyman that can't tell a tale will be put into the fire along with my father, and I never could tell a tale in my life.
Well, I'll go with you and tell a tale for you if that does, says the butcher.
When they came to the king's
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answer and the king said "good that's it".
When evening came the king gave another riddle. The riddle was this :- who is your best friend, who is your biggest foe and who do you love best and the man that would solve would get £10. This man came home as usual and went out at once to his father in the cave and told him riddle. "Ah, indeed he's trying to find me all the time."
When you are going to the vineyard in the morning, my son, put the saddle on the horse and go riding to the vineyard having your wife behind you, and your son in front. When he went there he gave his answer to this riddle saying - his son was the one he loved best; his dog was his best friend and his wife was his biggest foe.
Ah, then, said his wife if I was your biggest foe I'd tell where you have your father hid this six years in a cave in background
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2019-02-18 15:41
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men subjects to come to him to work in his vineyard on the following Monday. In the evening he gave out a riddle to find out who could solve it.
The riddle was :- That if a tree was cut the one thickness from bottom to top that the man who could tell which end grew in the ground would get £5.
So this young man when he came home he went to his father in the cave and told him the riddle. His father said, "Ah! I see he's on for finding me out but I'm an old man and it doesn't matter me to die, so earn the money son. The answer is :- let the tree be put into deep water and the end that grew in the ground will go to the bottom and the other end will keep over the water.
When the men came in next morn the king asked who could give the answer to the riddle. This young fellow gave the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 15:37
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Long long ago there lived a wicked king in Eirinn. He set a cruel law that every old person when they'd come to sixty years would be put to death for fear that the young people growing up would hear their stories and be wiser than the king, himself.
One young man who was very fond of his father built a cave at the background of his house for his father to hide in. But there was still some young people whom the king thought were still wiser than himself. He suspected that there must be some of the old people still living so he set on a plan to try to find out.
This day he sent for all his
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 15:32
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"Ballindoo" was the old name for "Doocastle".
The following song ws composed by the Cawley brothers, Tom and Jack of Doomore, Doocastle, Co. Mayo.
They were arrested at James Hunts' corner in Bunninadden on the day of the O'Connor Dunne election for breaking Captain Armstrong's coach. Captain Armstrong was living in Chaffpool House at that time.
On that day all the "Ballindoo boys" stood in a line across the street and when Armstrong's coach was coming, they blocked the horses and sent him back again to Chaffpool which is
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 15:24
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A man called Button who lived where James Murray now lives in Gibralter was drowned.
About eighty years ago a little girl named Begley was drowned in a well in Mary Mullen's field.
Micky Boylan dug for a gold chain which was buried with a dog at Casteshane.
During Famine Mrs Sleen's father remembered the bodies of the dead being drawn in donkey's carts to the grave. They ate nettles & boiled wheat.
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2019-02-18 15:20
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We have a mare and her colour is red.
We bought her some twenty-five years ago from a man named Neary of Castlebar and she was two years old then.
We house her in winter and spring and we leave
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2019-02-18 15:20
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bad diseases such as Black Leg.
We give our young calves their own dam's milk until it is fit for dairy purposes, and after that any cow's milk will do. Then we give new milk mixed with skim milk and some linseed meal or calf meal after a month or five weeks.
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O U R M A R E
We have a mare and her colour is red.
We bought her some twenty-five years ago from a man named Neary of Castlebar and she was two years old then.
We house her in winter and spring and we leave
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 15:19
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We have six calves and their colour is black.
Three of them are about one year old and the others are about three or four months.
The young calves have a stable for themselves and they are not tied at all and the other three are tied by the necks with straw ropes in another stable.
The first thing a calf gets when born is a small bit of garlic to prevent
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2019-02-18 15:19
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honour of the Redeemer. Before we sit down to our own supper he gives them mashes of turnips and meal and a sheaf of oats after.
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O U R C A L V E S
We have six calves and their colour is black.
Three of them are about one year old and the others are about three or four months.
The young calves have a stable for themselves and they are not tied at all and the other three are tied by the necks with straw ropes in another stable.
The first thing a calf gets when born is a small bit of garlic to prevent
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 15:18
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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.
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2019-02-18 15:17
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Goodbye, goodbye, my dear old friends
from you I never hear
But when you read these simple lines
you will hold my memory dear
I think of you wherever I be.
until death may lay me low
Goodbye, goodbye old Nephin Hill
and God be with Mayo.
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Limerick.
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2019-02-18 15:15
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We have eight calves all of which are black but one which is red. Three of them are about a year and a half old and the others between seven and eight months.
There is a channel across in the middle of the floor in the calves house, and four of them are on each side of this.
The channel is 2 1/2 feet wide and 6 inches deep and is very easy cleaned.
There are four sticks, about six inches in diameter, stuck down in the ground, standing upright, and extending
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 15:14
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her out in the morning.
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O U R C A L V E S
We have eight calves all of which are black but one which is red. Three of them are about a year and a half old and the others between seven and eight months.
There is a channel across in the middle of the floor in the calves house, and four of them are on each side of this.
The channel is 2 1/2 feet wide and 6 inches deep and is very easy cleaned.
There are four sticks, about six inches in diameter, stuck down in the ground, standing upright, and extending
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2019-02-18 14:53
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The great famine occurred in the years '46 and '47, it was caused by the blight in the potato crop in the summer of '45 and in '46 and the people depended on the potato crop which was a failure. The population was then almost 8,000,000. About 1,000,000 are supposed to have dieppoollkkk!
he hunger, and about 1,000,000 were transported to foreign lands. They used to eat grass, turf and roots, they drew the blood of the cattle and drank it and in some places they killed and ate the donkeys and the watchdogs.
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2019-02-18 14:36
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to another.
An old saying is: - "Saturday's beginning has a late ending." Nobody begins any important work on Saturday. If so they get hardship to finish it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 14:33
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One day about twenty years ago a boy went with his father to cut sticks. He was holding the ass while his father was cutting the sticks. Suddenly the boy saw a little man behind the car. While he was looking the car went over his leg. When his leg was all right again the small man appeared to him again but the father could not see him.
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2019-02-18 14:31
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family and it was true there is only one man left out of that family now.
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2019-02-18 14:31
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Long ago there were five pounds given for a priests head. So the priests had to be always hiding. One day the British soldiers came to a certain and asked him to know where could they find a priest.
He told them that he could not get them one that day but that he would have one for them at ten o clock on the next morning.
Then he thought of a plan and he said "I will say I am dying and I will send for the priest, and you can be hiding outside". The next morning he let on he was dying and got somebody to go for the priest. When the priest came he was going in the gate when the soldiers jumped out behind him and caught him.
Then the Priest said to them. Let me in to see the dying man before you take me so they let him in and when he in the man was dead in the bed and cirógs coming out of his mouth.
It was prophesised that there would be mo heir to the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 14:31
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Friday for crosses,
And Saturday is no day at all."
Hansel Monday is the first Monday in the year. Some people do not believe in paying out money on this day. Others value getting it.
Some do not take out the ashes, or the dirt of the floor on a Monday. They often sweep the dirt into the corner until Tuesday.
Monday is also an unlucky day for making a grave. It is made either on Sunday evening, or on Tuesday morning.
When people are starting to build a house, they always lay the foundation on Friday. This is also the day on which
people change from one house
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2019-02-18 14:25
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Bhí bean ann fad ó agus bhí mach aici agus lá amháin nuair a bhí sí ag fághail sean dubhairt sí leis an mac dul amach agus compánach d'faghail dí mar bhí sí an-uaigneach leithe féin gach lá. D'imigh an mach agus nuair shroich sé ceann an bhoithrín bhí sé ag fághail dorcha an t-am céadhna agus chonnaic sé go leor fir beaga ag marcuigheacht ar chaiple ag teacht in a treo agus bhí bean álainn ag suidhe taobh thiar de ceann do na fir ar an gcapall deire agus nuair bhí an chapall deire imthighthe rug sé ar an mnaoi agus d'imthigh sé léi. Acht nuair a tháinig sé abaile ní labharfadh an bhean fochal agus bhí fhios acú gur draoidheacht a chuir na sidheóga uirthi agus dubhairt an mac mach stopfhadh sé go bhfághadh sé amach céard a bhí uirthi agus amach leis arís. Ní raibh sé imthighthe ibhfad nuair thoisigh sé a báisdeach agus sheas sé faoi sgeich chun é a leigint thart nuair chúala sé beirt fhear ag chainnt am taobh eile agus dubhairt ceann acú. B' shin deas maith a d'imir orainn aréir. ''Ó dá mbeadh fhios aige an foluigheacht'' arsan
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2019-02-18 14:24
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gave the Priest an answer by saying that the walls of hell "would fall on top of him". Not long after the bully got sick and died. The priest was at the funeral but he left before the coffin was down in the grave. So the people covered it themselves. When they had that done the people heard noise in the grave. The brought up the coffin and found the man upside down, by this time the priest had come back and when he was leaving the spire of the Protestant Church fell and killed him.
Written by Patrick Kennedy, Killyloughnane, Nenagh
Told by James Martin, Grange, Nenagh
Age 60
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2019-02-18 14:20
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Once upon a time a man lived in some parish near Nenagh. He was a bully and was fighting with the people often. So the Parish Priest came to calm him down. But it was all no good and the man even thought to beat the Priest. So the Priest got angry and he said to the man that he would be "buried alive" and the man
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 14:18
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In the townsland of Grange there is a hill called "Grange Hill". At the back of the hill there is a tree called "O'Connell's Tree". The reason why it is called that name is, in the time of Daniel O Connell when he was going around the country giving speeches on Home Rule, it it said that he came to Grange to give a speech. At this time there lived in Killyloughane a woman and her name I do not know but she planted a tree at the back of the hill in commemoration of the speech. The tree is there still and it is called "O Connell's Tree". There is also the ruins of two old castles in Grange. They are called the (hanging) "Hanging Piers". I asked some old people about them but I got no knowledge about them.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 14:18
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"Monday's child is bright of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
And Saturday's child has to work for its living."
This refers to the birth of children.
Here is a rhyme which relates to marriage.
"Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday the best day of all,
Thursday for losses,
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 14:10
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It is said that tea first came to Ireland in the year 1854. It was brought by (Benjamin Franklin?) Bengium and Franklin. In those times people didn't know how to make tea, so they boiled it and strained it in a "seiff" and eat the leaves. Before cups became common it was earthen-ware was used. In olden times the people were ^not allowed to put any milk in their tea on Good-Friday or on Ash-Wednesday. They usent drink tea only on Christmas night.
Mary Hayes
Kilnahera
Margaret Hayes
Kilnahera
N.B. a "skiff" is made of twigs - something the shape of a boat, but not being as deep.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 14:07
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do the cows will milk blood.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 14:06
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someone picks it up for you they break the disappointment.
When your ears are hot there is someone talking bad about you.
When your nose itches there is someone talking good about you.
If you go astray at night you should turn your coat inside out.
It is lucky to have crickets in the house.
When there are tea - leaves in your cup, there is a visitor coming to your house.
You should not knit or sew on Sunday, because when you die you will rip it with your nose.
You should not rob a swallow's nest, because if you
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 14:05
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generally work before eating food.
Potatoes were eaten for breakfast and oatmeal for supper. They drank sour milk for supper and also for breakfast. Many people had no table. When other people were eating they used to sit around the table and when not in use it was hung up against the wall.
Lots of people made oatmeal cakes, these were wet with milk and water. They also made ((oatmeal)) yellow meal cakes. People in those days hadn't much meat, so lots of them killed birds with splinters, then they cooked these and eat their flesh. People usen't eat late at night.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 14:01
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The people in olden times were far (more) healthier than now. Most people couldn't afford to eat any more than two meals a day, their breakfast and supper. The people used
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 14:00
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often went in, they said there were rooms inside. There was a little door going in which is not very plain to be seen nowadays.
"Just where the rainbow touches the earth/There stands a pot of gold/And long ago a man passed by/And found it we are told"
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 13:58
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There is a treasure supposed to be hidden in our liss in Keelnahera. It was supposed to be put there by the Danes in olden times. I didn't hear of only one attempt being made to unearth it. This was made by my Uncle (John Hayes). He dug for it with a spade, but his work was in vain. It was supposed to be gold that was hidden there. I didn't hear of any other treasure discovered in this locality. The old inhabitants
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 13:55
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disabled person visited them.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 13:49
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cousin before the next year.
When you see a red patch in a field of corn, there is going to be a death in the family.
You should not walk under a ladder, because you will never grow a bit bigger.
If you meet a red - haired woman on the road to the fair you should turn back.
When your right hand itches it is a sign you are getting a letter.
When your left hand itches you are getting a strange shake - hand.
When sparks fly out of the fire, it is a sign the Guards are coming to the house.
If you let your glove fall, it is a disappointment to you, but if
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:51
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diseases, so many of them visited holy wells. I didn't hear of any around this district. Few people around this district went to visit holy wells. Toothache - Put a frog in your mouth and if he screeches three times, it would be cured. Cuts - The "reblief" is a remedy for cuts. The leaf is ground and put to the sore. Worths - "Sour Sorrel" is a cure for worths. Whoopingcough - The food left after a ferret is a remedy for whoopingcough. Wisp - A golden ring is a cure for a wisp. To put the ring to the eye for a long spell. Bone Disease - Elder is a cure for bone disease. A burn - A grated potato is a remedy for a burn or also "penny-leaves". People visited holy wells on the 15th of August. Mostly every
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:45
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In olden times the people hadn't many remedies for their
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:45
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and Oat meal and skim milk. They called it "rianbun." The government relieved this district. They made a lot of roads throughout the country.
The people died in great numbers on the road sides. The people also died in houses, and they were called dead houses. A great sickness followed the hunger and a lot of them died.
The people do not talk of any other great periods of famine.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:42
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There are no stories around this district about the great famine of 1847 and 1848. It affected this district very much.
The district was thickly populated before this time. There is a farm in the town-land of Drinagh and there were eighteen families living there in famine days where there is only one man now. There was about five families living where there is only one now. People still point out sites of houses then occupied and now in ruins.
All the potatoes decayed in the pits. They picked the eyes out of the potatoes with a quill and eat the rest of them. They sowed the eyes of the potatoes and they had plenty of potatoes the year after. It was in ridges the potatoes were sown.
They had Indian meal
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:37
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There was a great storm there about forty years ago, it was on the 14th of February. It knocked woods. The train did not run for three days. it also knocked houses. There was many people lost. Before the storm came the weather was frosty. During the storm there was a man and a load of hay turned with the wind. *1852? There was another storm eighty six years ago. There was eight feet of snow in the ground. The wind blew the snow off the hills down to the low land. There was a house under the hill and it was covered with snow. The people of the house came out the chimney and up to ^a small house at the top of the hill.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:31
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used.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:30
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In olden times people were far (more) healthier than what they are nowadays. Long ago they used eat three meals a day. In the morning in the middle of the day and in the evening. They used work in the morning before breakfast.
In the morning they had potatoes. For dinner they had stirabout. And in the evening potatoes. They used drink lots of milk. Such as goats milk and sheeps milk and sour milk. When they were eating they used sit around the table which was hung up against the wall when not in use
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:28
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at their homes, only they travel from house to house.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:27
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The clothes that were worn in former times were much better than the clothes that are wearing at present. They were made from home made frieze and manufactured at home. There was a spinning wheel to be found in almost every house. The people kept a large number of sheep. The wool was carded and spun by the women
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:27
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Once upon a time there was a nest of Rabbits in a ditch. One day they all volunteered to leave their nest because there was some one ferreting the ditch. They were not far from their nest when then spied a fox coming after them. All the strong rabbits started to run but the smallest one, when it came to a well it jumped into a bucket and went down to the bottom. When the fox came to the top of the well he looked down and he saw the rabbit. There were two buckets on this well and when one bucket would be up the other would be down. The fox asked the rabbit to know how did he get down the rabbit told him to get into the other bucket. When the fox got into the bucket he went down and the rabbit came up because he was heavier that the rabbit. When the fox was meeting the rabbit in the middle this is what the rabbit said. "This is the way the would goes around one goes up and the other goes around and comes all safely to the ground." When the rabbit came to the top he jumped and ran off.
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-02-18 12:25
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A Story
There is a liss in Lahana. There is a house near the place. The woman of the house had flax to spin and the woman came out of the liss
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 12:23
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It is within 100yds north of the village of Tullylease (Tulach Leis or Tulach na Leise) meaning the "Hill of the Huts" (or small houses); for Naomh Berichart is reputed to have (had) a number of monks or holy men with him, and living - as such used to do at that time - in separate huts or small houses. Of course no trace of these primitive huts now remain.

Some years ago it was surrounded by a wall of cement about 3 1/2 yds square, with an entrance gate of iron.
On the side of the Well a white thorn bush is growing. Some years ago ribbon and beads used be attached to these branches, but none latterly.
This Well is at the South side of a little brook.

At the opposite side of the road and about 30yds south of the stream are the remains of an abbey reputed by some authorities the Augustinians to have been built by the Fransciscans (and used by them) about 500 years after Naomh Berichert's time.
It is about 84 feet in length and 22 feet in breadth. The walls are about three feet thick. It was repaired by the Board of Works last year (1933) at a cost, it is slated(?) of £400 (four hundred pounds), so that the walls or what remained of them are now in a good state of repair. Indeed the eastern gable with window is still there, also most of the southern wall. For generations people are being buried in, and around this abbey.
They (the monks) are reputed to have belonged to the head house of the Order at Kells in Ossory, and were given in charge to the latter by Henry IV in 141(?)

Male children born on this day are called Benjamin (Benchert) and hence there are several of that name in the locality

5) The Annual Pattern Day or "Well Day" as it is called locally is February 18th but pilgrims visit there for some days before and after as well as on the 18th. And some may be seen there occasionally during the year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 12:21
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quite a member of them. Then he would get his mill into working order he would have so many men carrying water then the mill would take fire. The miller would call out water, water, like the mill is on fire. Then the two men would come forward with the water and throw it on the men that the were making the corn bags of the people would get all drenched to the [?] the owners of the house would put them out then the would go outside and stop the chimney on tie the doors.
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-02-18 12:21
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Long ago when the people were digging the potatoes they would have a fire in the field. They used toast the potatoes three times a day. They had sour skim milk also. They usually worked about three hours in the morning before eating anything. When the potatoes were scant they had stirabout. They sat around a table hanging near the wall., The table was always hung against the wall when not in use.
Home grown wheat and Indian meal was sued for making bread. Meat was not eaten often. Only for Christmas, they used kill a goose and eat it fresh. Fish
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-02-18 12:18
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blood. For a burn soap or a grated potato is rubbed to it
There was a holy well in Loc Druigin near Drinagh. Many disabled people visited, bathed there and were cured. They generally went there on the fifteenth of August.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 12:16
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Amusement at Wakes
One of the old games some forty or fifty years ago was what they called (Ride the gully). The gully was a pocket knife or a short piece of a stick so they would sit all around the kitchen in a row on the floor there would be one person appointed for searching them so one in the now would have the (gully) but the searcher would not know who had it so he would start at one end of the row and search trying to find it they would pass it from one to another in the row under their laps all calling out (hide the gully, hide the gully, hide the gully well) and whatever person the gully would be found with the penalty was a number of strokes of soot from the chimney put on his cheek. The would carry on at that game until they would be as black as nigers.
Another game they played at wakes was the miller grinding the corn into meal. One of the strongest men at the wake would be appointed for carrying the corn bags. He would carry the men on [?] that were at the wake on his back and place them in a row sitting on the floor until he would have
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 12:08
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Holly Wells
When you first go there to make the [?] you take off your shoes and stockings. Then you begin the first part of the prayer at the well I ken you go on to the next station and pray there you repeat this three times and every time you go round you throw a stone into the heap that has accumulated since the well was first discovered. I ken when you you have the [?] made each person leaves on [?] a little piece of the garment they wear. There is a story told about two girls that went ot make the [?]. When they had the [?] made they had nothing to leave each one of them had a broach. They thought it was too much to leave the broaches so when the got home the broaches were gone. Every one that makes the [?] takes a quantity of the water in little bottles and takes it home with them and drinks it whenever they are sick for a cure.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-18 12:07
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"Crotty the Robber"
Michael Crotty and his wife lived in a cave in the Comeragh mountains. His mountain home was situated near Rathgormack over "Crotty's Lake", called after "Crotty the Robber".
Crotty used to rob the rich people and give the money which he had stolen to the poor.
When Crotty would be fleeing from his enemies he had to climb
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 12:02
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Holy Wells
There are not many holly wells in our district. There are a holy well over at Warden [?] a beautiful round well about the breadth of a wee tul it is as round as a wheel and it is about a foot and a half deep. There are some inscriptions written on the bottom of the well about himself. It was St. Calumcill that found it and blessed it and wrote the inscriptions on it. Some person found it later on and [?] all. It is still there and it is fulll [?] of water.
Kitty McBride
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 12:02
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Many places in Ireland are named after, after the cow. Long ago a lovely maiden arose out of the western, where she was treated like a Queen. After a time, she learnt to speak to the people in their own language, and she told what had brought her to Ireland, and to announce the coming of those cows. These were, the Bó Dubh, the Bó Fionn, and the Bo Ruadh, and they would fill the land with the finest of cattle, so that nobody should ever be in want again.
When she was some time among them, she asked to be taken back to the sea, because she was sad at being away so long from her home. On May day a great crowd went with her to the sea, and she told them, that on that day year, those cows would come. She then plunged into the sea, and she was seen no more. On that day, the following year, the people gathered on the shore to watch the cows. Just at noon, the waves were stirred up, and those cows came out of the sea, a white, a red, and a black cow. Each cow went in a different direction by those roads. The black went south, the red went north, and the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 12:00
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Q. My little red cow she lies by the wall and eats all she gets but she drinks none at all.
A. The fire.
Q. What is it that is as black as ink as white as snow and hops on the road like hailstones?
A. A Magpie.
Q. It is not fish, flesh, or bone what was it?
A. An egg.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:57
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Poll an Eas is a waterfall near Glin. There is the shape of a coffin, a pot, a horse-shoe, a horse's hoof and a donkey hoof made by the action of the water. It is said that long ago there was a skin fold of gold burried there and that the river was crossed three times before being burried. When the old people tried to get it the river overflowed its banks to a considerable extent and formed a waterfall.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:56
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There was a man cutting down trees in a fort near Shanagolden and he was cutting the trees a small man came forth and told him to stop. The man said he would if he liked. "You will" said the little man "if I bring my crowd around you."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:55
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Once there was a poor woman living in the country and had a young family. There was a fort near her house and one day a black cow came out of the fort and she milked her. She used to milk her like this for a long time and this morning when she was turning the cow away the cow she hit her with the spansel and the cow went into the fort and never came back after. The old saying is "never hit the cow with a spansel when turning her away.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:51
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& dressed in white an she was crying. He thought to continue on but he couldent pass her out so he had to turn back and go into the house until she had crossed and a few days after a man in the house died.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:50
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St. Bernard's Well
This well is situated about five miles from Juam on the Dublin Rd on the side of Knockro hill which is near Abbeyknockmoy.
There is a story told about this well. There was a blind man rambling round the hill and he got lost. He knelt down and begged that he would regain his sight. Having finished his prayer and ready to stand up he clutched the heather[?] to aid him and the heather being weak in the roots came up from the ground. Just then water splashed the man in the face and his sight was restored at once and he asked the people to call it St. Bernard's Well.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:49
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is dasenter than a tinker and has more manners and knows his place my fine lad. Mind your own business."
After the skin loapens came rubber loapens and then clogs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:48
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Long ago women wore coverings called "loapeens" on their feet - instead of leather shoes.
The loapens were made of skin and elastic on top to keep them up on their shins. They were comfortable and warm on a rainy or snowy day.
This old woman wearing skin loapeens was in a hotel and other visitors were surprised at the big hairy loapens. One man asked her why she she would not buy a pair of respectable shoes
A grúdh na chroídhe no bhuacaill dont you know that I ud nt part with my fine feet covers, but of course a shoneen
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:39
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I live in the Parish of Duagh in the Barony of Iract OConnor and in the townland of Pilgrim Hill.
There are thirteen houses in this area and in or about 99 people. There are nine thatched houses and four slate houses, there are on an average four rooms in each.
The name most common here is Brosnan and all the families are closely related. Fifty years ago they owned Pilgrim Hill, Lacca East and Shrone Bierne.
Folklore
The townland got its name from a blessed well
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:35
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it was in that quarry that Ms. Corcoran got the [?] to build the wall. At Killbanon St. Patrick erected an alter and said mass there in course of his mission to Connaught. There was a chief there and his name was, Lusoui he was converted and he gave a fort to Patrick, who mde it a monastery. It was in that monastery that St. Garlath was educated and he was also ordained there. Lepers came to St. Patrick having no water he struck the ground with his staff and water sprung up. He bathed the lepers and they were cured. St. Garlath having been founded a church and school in bloomfunh and was first Bishop of Juam.
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2019-02-18 11:26
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Killbanon
The present church in Killbranon is called after St. Demmen. there is a Round Tower in Killbrnon and it stands from the time of St. Bemnen. It is situated on [?] about one and a half miles from [?]. There is a well near the church it is called St. Patrick's well. About a quarter of a mile from the church and there is still to be seen the [?] of St. Patrick's [?]. There is a [?] thing about it that grass never grows on the spot where the Saint knelt. People go very often to the spot and pray there. And when they are coming home they leave something after them in honour of the Saint. A wall was built around the place by Ms. J [?] in the year 1933. There is a small quarry of stones outside the wall and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:20
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St. Michael's Well
In Claretuam there is a well called St. Michael's well and it flows into the Clare river. There is a gate and a wall and a bush around it. Some people leaves things there. There is a pilgramege on the 29th September. There were two people who went ot the well. One of them had a tooth-ache and the other a pain in her head and both of them was cured. The people say [?]. Our [?] a [?] [?] and before they start the stations they pick even smaller stones and they throw them at each pillar they do pass. Some years ago this well was in this man's field and it broke out again. The people go there bear-footed and there is a lot of people there at each pilgrimage.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-18 11:00
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horses go quicker. There were other people holding rushes on the top of a stick and it lighting. The men used to race home and the first man that reached the house got a bottle of whiskey for himself. Then they would remain [?] dancing and singing until morning.
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2019-02-18 10:58
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When the bride came in the door it was a [?] custom to break an oaten meal cake on her head and it is also said that she cannot go to visit her parents for a month. When going to the chapel thirty as forty people on horse back and side cars followed the weddings. When they were coming home the people used to [?] a hole at each side of the road and tie a rope from hole to hole and tie straw around the rope and [?] parafin oil on it and when the wedding grew near they used to light it and when the horses were going under it, it fell down and made the
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2019-02-18 10:54
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living there.

Pairc Dubh
The black field is so called because the soil is very black and turfy.

Páirc Caolín,
The long narrow field.

Sliabh
so called because it is very rough and course

Pairc Bhán
the white field because it is full of daisies

Pairc na Golán
the field of the golan because there is a golán in that field.

Páirc na h-Abhann
the field of the river because a river is flowing down to the sea in that field

Cnocán
a loc, so called because there is a big lake there.

Faill na Gabair
the cliff of the goat

Faill Bhriste
the broken cliffs

Cill Bhán
is so called, because there was a church there

Manntán
because it is a wet Marshy field

Cuimín Leitreac
The slat of the names because there are a lot of names wrighting on it. A slat is a flat stone or rock.
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2019-02-18 10:46
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Chris Lowney, Derricreveen

Pairc oir
The field of gold. My grand-father used say that gold was found there long ago but I suppose it is not true.

Pairc Curly Og
Long ago poor people used live in a field and every year they used till that field. A man by the name of Curly Og lived in this field.

Pairc Mháire Fhada
Long ago Máire Fhada was
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2019-02-18 10:32
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6) An Bliain Nua
Ní cheart rudaí áirighthe dhéanamh an céad lá d'Eanair (an Bliain nua) cuirim i gcás airgead a chaitheamh: Má chaithtear airgead an lá sin beifear á chaitheamh i rith na bliadhna.

7) Beán Ruadh
Dá mba bean ruadh an chéad duine a chasfadh ar duine ag dul ar turus do go mó mór go luath ar maidin do bhéadh droch-bhail air i gcaitheamh an lae.
I gcás den t-sórt san ba cheart dó iompó thar n-ais.
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2019-02-18 10:27
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1) Preabaire
Nuair castar ar preabaire amháin ar an mbóthar sin droch-chómhartha - mí-ádh eigin i gcaitheamh an lae: dhá phreabaire deagh cómhartha - sonas i rith an lae. trí phreabairí bainis ceithre preabairí - tórramh.

2) Salann:
Má chaithtear salann ar an úrlár sin cómhartha troda: go mbeidh bruighean idir an té a chaitheann an salann agus duine éigin eile.

3) Luaithridh:
Creidtear nach ceart an luaithreadh do chaitheamh amach Dia Luain

4) Uibheacha
Uairteannta cuirtear uibheacha ins na h-iomairí sa gháirdín nó i gcochaí féir san mhóinfhéar. Chun díoghbhála dhéanamh deintear na gníomha san.
Uaireannta eile is méathas a cuirfidhe ar gheataí agus ar dhóirsibh.

5) Scathán
Aoinne a bhrisfeadh scathán creidtear go mbeadh mí-ádhmharach ar feadh ocht mbliain ar a luighead.
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2019-02-18 10:14
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Túrna Olna (Sceitse)
Imeall an Túirne (Sceitse)

Deineadh an snáth do shníomhadh i ngach baile fadó.
Tá tuirnín cosamhail leis an ceann chídthear sa phictiúir le feicsint im thigh-se ach níl an fráma ann in aon chor.

Mias Mhór (Sceitse)
Tá miasa móra le feicsint i dtígthe annso agus annsúd ar fuaid na tuatha. Is ortha a cuireadh leite nó cál ceanann fadó nuair bítheas á n-ithe. Ní úsáidtear anois iad ach mar óráid ar an driosúr.
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2019-02-18 08:46
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A poor criple named Harte used to visit Kinsale. He could not move around except on four stools strapped to his knees and hands This disallement was caused by the "Good People" Harte was a piper. Coming from a merrymaking late one night he heard while passing a lios some invisible piper playing beautiful music. A voice called to him to hurry away from the lios. Harte who wanted to learn a tune which he had never before heard paid no attention to the warning but tried to play the tune on his piper. Next morning when it was time to get up he found that he could not start
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2019-02-18 08:45
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One of the teams was from Gilmore. The other I think from the banks of the nore, The match was played, at church of the rower, At 12 a.m. last Sunday
The whistle blew and the match began
Dick Bolger exploded his magazines.
Dick Power "be dead" began to run at the Football match last Sunday.
Michael the Hog, the impudent pup Put his hersey on with his neck swelled up.
Times now and then he called for a sup.
At the football match last Sunday
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2019-02-18 08:44
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In a quiet green spot below where the Boyle river emerges from the town of Boyle, and situated on the left banks of the river, is an old alley. Grand and imposing it now looks, though it's beautiful architecture and superb masonry is sadly marred by a lapse of nigh eight hundred years. Time was when this great edifice of stone was in the height of its glory, on even still i is renouned as one of the four largest leistercian abbeys in Ireland.
Some time in the twelfth century immediately preparatory to the arrival of the Anglo Normans a little land of listercian monks come from Mellifont, near Drohede in the bounty south and settled down in this spot. The Mac Dermotts, chieftains of moylong bestowed on the monks the site of this monastery as well as track of lands on the plains of Boyle. These lands were called granges and at the present time two town lands in this locality bear the names grange - mor and gange - beag.
The alley was of large dimension
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2019-02-18 08:43
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My grandfather used to tell
us stories about long ago
and the things that used to
happen. He had a favourite
story that he used to tell
us about a great fall of
snow that occurred on the
9th of May in the year 1881.
A neighbor asked him to go for a load of hay, and as he was about two or three miles from his own house it started to rain. As the rain was getting heavier he took shelter at old Harry Burtin's house at Farren and has to remain there until late in the evening as it continued raining. It ceased raining about half past
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2019-02-18 08:41
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About 50 years ago a man was traveling from Tralee to "Gleann na nGealt" at 12 o'clock at night. He had a heavy load on his car and when he was coming near a river a white woman jumped from behind the ditch and asked for a lift.
He obeyed her and after passing the river she jumped off and said it was lucky for him that he gave her the drive for she would kill him like the others she had murdered. He found out after that the white woman was a fairy.
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2019-02-18 08:40
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There are many places of historic interest in the Parish of Valleymount such as:-
1) Knocknadruce known as the briary bank over which there is a very ancient graveyard called Barnagress. It was the first to be in Ireland to be consecrated and registered in Rome. This graveyard can be seen from
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2019-02-18 08:38
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In John McDermotts field in Cloonkeen theres the remains of an old church.It is a very ancient looking place.Some years ago McDermotts built a cattle shed against the side wall of the chapel but they had to take it down again as all his cattle were dying.
A few hundred yards from the church there is the remains of a priests house and a path between the church and house.It is called the priests walk.
Convenient to the chapel is a blessed well.Years ago people went on pilgirmage there.The last people seen there performing the station were the Hopkins of Arm.
Unbaptized babies are still buried in the church yard.
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2019-02-18 08:37
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it and he came to evict her. The people and the Parish Priest had a great fight with the landlord, so he had to go without leaving a hand on her, and she was life in the arch. The power of landlords went down after that, because everyplace they went, the people fought against them.
Long ago there was an old woman, living where Pac MacHugh lives now, whose name was Miss Molloy. She was a teacher, and she taught the children. Every Sunday after second, she used to ask money of the people for the souls in Purgatory, she She had no school at all, she had only the house where she was living. She used always dress like a nun. Miss Molloy was very cross teacher, sometimes she used to beat the children with a nettle, and other times she used to make them put their finger in the fire to remind them of Purgatory. She was a great teacher and a great many children went to her. She had special days in the week for teachers, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday after Mass. She used only teach a few hours every. For a few years long ago, Miss Molloy used to keep the Crib in her own house during the year and at Christmas also. She was a very good Catholic, and she tried to make good Catholics of the children also. She spent nearly all her time praying. She gathered a great deal of money every Sunday, and she bought a great many things for
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2019-02-18 08:36
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Long ago, the poor people had to live in arches, because they had no houses. There were no arches anywhere around here, but in Corofin. There were a great many in Corofin, and a family lived in every one of them. When the children were very small, their fathers used to go to England or Scotland to earn some money, and they used to send it home to their wives.
Some old people say, that the people who were born and reared in the arches were the finest people living. When the children were big they used to go to England (to) or Scotland and some of them to America. The last people that lived in the arches were old women. Peggy Jones, Cáit Frang, and a few others. Each one of them had an arch. They were very poor because they had no land, and they were not able to work. When they died, the landlord sent people around to lock the arches. One time, one of them died, and in three or four weeks time, two or three boys around, put another old into it. The next morning the landlord heard of
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2019-02-18 08:35
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Once upon a time, there was a man named Jack. He was always frightening people. One night, he went out, and he had a big sheet on him. There was a crowd of girls coming along the road, and when the girls saw him, they ran away. They were all nearly dead, and they went into the next house. Next night, he got a fork, and stuck it in a field with a sheet on top of it. There were a crowd of boys coming home from cardplaying, and they had to come across the field, where the fork was. When they saw it, they ran back to the house where they were cardplaying, and they would not go until the man of the house went with them. The man went with them, and they went another way. A cow died on his father, and they took the skin off her. There was a wedding in the village, and they had a great one night. He got the skin of the cow, and put it on him. He went to the house where the party was, and looked in the window. When the people saw him they all ran out. When he got them all gone out, he went in and ate and drank all the nice
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2019-02-18 08:32
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white cow crossed the plain of Ireland to the very center. Every place she went to is named after her, and every well she drank at, is called, loch na mBó, or the well of White Cow.
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2019-02-18 08:31
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Many places in Ireland are named after, after the cow. Long ago a lovely maiden arose out of the western, where she was treated like a Queen. After a time, she learnt to speak to the people in their own language, and she told what had brought her to Ireland, and to announce the coming of those cows. These were, the Bó Dubh, the Bó Fionn, and the Bo Ruadh, and they would fill the land with the finest of cattle, so that nobody should ever be in want again.
When she was some time among them, she asked to be taken back to the sea, because she was sad at being away so long from her home. On May day a great crowd went with her to the sea, and she told them, that [?] that day year, those cows would come. She then plunged into the sea, and she was seen no more. On that day, the following year, the people gathered on the shore to watch the cows. Just at noon, the waves were stirred up, and those cows came out of the sea, a white, a red, and a black cow. Each cow went in a different direction by those roads. The black went south, the red went north, and the
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2019-02-18 08:29
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