Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 426339 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2020-09-23 22:25
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The Landlord of this place lived in Dunmore in the 18 century. He was Sir Deering hence the Deering estate. The estate comprised of the villages Roy, Mark, Stonepark, Cathill, Cloonnagh, Ballymoney, Menus and Park. Dunmore was not grand enough for him so he went back to England and had agents in the demeine in Dunmore to collect the rents. His agent was Mr Griffith. He lived about a hundred years ago. Later his daughter married the late Captain martin. After that the Land Commission took up the land.
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2020-09-23 22:20
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Sir John Burke lived on Carrantrylia. He was not a very harsh man as most of the landlords of his days were. He was a great sportsman and he owned a large number of racehorses and he had a racecourse. He was a very extravagant person and at length he got short of money. His property was put up for sale and Mr Hancock bought it.
Mr Bodkin lived in Cillcloonaigh. He was a very harsh and cruel landlord and till 1881 he could put any rent he liked on the tenants. He evicted al who could not pay the rent and also many who did pay it. When some of
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2020-09-23 22:17
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the tenants payed their rents they were refused a receipt and when he went around to see all who had rent receipts he evicted all who had not one even though they had their rent paid.
It is said that it was probably his ancestors who owned Dunbally Castle.
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2020-09-23 22:15
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Long ago, when St Patrick was on his way to Croak Patrick he had an obstacle on his way,. This obstacle was a little village called Shrule. When he was baptizing he knelt on a large stone. He made a hole in the stone in which he held the holy water. As he was kneeling, on the stone, the imprints of his knees came on it and to this day they can be seen.
There is also a holy well in Cappagh. Tobar na Croise Naomtha is its name. St Patrick is supposed to have prayed and fasted on a flagstone beside it for three days and
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2020-09-23 22:09
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There is a holy well in Tullindaly called Tobar na Gceann People got here in August for a cure for a headache. They say that Saint Patrick knelt on hsi way to Kilbbannon and left the track of his hand also on a stone near the well.
There is another well in Belclare for the purpose of curing toothache once a year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-23 22:06
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10. When there is a red ring around the moon.
11. When the pothanger is sticky
12. When there is a rainbow in the morning.
13. When the wild geese fly to the south.
14. When the sea-gulls are sxreeching.
Signs of Good Weather.
1. When there is a rainbow in the night.
2. When the turkeys go a long distance out through the fields.
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2020-09-23 22:03
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1 If the cat scrapes a paper or wood it is the sign of a storm.
2. If the moon lies on its back it is the sign of rain.
3. If the frogs have a deep black colour it a sign of bad weather.
4. When the ducks are qualking aloud.
5. When the stars appear large in the sky.
6. When the crows fly low in the evenings while flying to their nesting place the following day is generally wet.
7. When a person hears the curlews call it is a sign of bad weather.
8. The dog eating grass.
9. When the soot begins to fall.
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2020-09-23 22:03
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one of the Local priests lived there over a hundred years ago. He was obliged to leave, and leaving he threw his vestments across the rafters, and tradition has it that they remained in a state of preservation till the house fell into ruins.
Another local placename is Knocknamana, or, in Irish Cnoc na Móna, and this is so because the land is boggy and the residents used to cut turf at one time.
Among the other names worth noticing in this vicinity are Clareabbey, Ballybeg, Killoo, Newtown, Claremount, Newhall, the home of the Mac Donnells, Lissane, Barntick, thomond Villas. These are old Irish names, and there are many old stories told in connection with them.
There is a field in Mr Lynches field, because he lived there one time. There is also another field in this District known as Slattery's field because a family named Slattery's live there and owned the field.
There is a pond outside the village known as Reidys pond. There are a couple of meadows in this District and they are known as Mr. Howard's meadows.
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2020-09-23 22:00
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There is an old castle in Dunmore it was built by Hosty a welsh chieftain. Hosty had great trouble in building this castle because all he built by day was knocked by night. Hosty went to a druid and asked his advice. The druid told him that Moire daughter of Manannan Mac Lir wished him to build his castle on her own fort. Hosty did so and it was never knocked after that.
The walls of that castle are still to be seen.
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2020-09-23 21:57
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On top of a hill in my village stand blocks of stone and mortar of tremendous size and weight which in bygone ages formed part of the walls of Dunbally Castle. The walls are about five feet wide. A tunnel extended from the castle to Aill Mór and another about eighty yards long to stables.
It is not know who lived there but whoever it was there are many stories told about him. The most important is the one about getting the two pots of gold one each (each) side of the bush.
Many rifles and spears are supposed to be hidden there in addition to the gold.
Many stones were taken to build the new houses about twenty years
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2020-09-23 21:57
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|On top of a hill in my village stand blocks of stone and mortar of tremendous size and weight which in bygone ages formed part of the walls of Dunbally Castle. The walls are about five feet wide. A tunnel extended from the castle to Aill Mór and another about eighty yards long to stables.
It is not know who lived there but whoever it was there are many stories told about him. The most important is the one about getting the two pots of gold one each (each) side of the bush.
Many rifles and spears are supposed to be hidden there in addition to the gold.
Many stones were taken to build the new houses about twenty years
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2020-09-23 21:56
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invention of the modern traffic such as motor-cars and bicycles these old roads had to be removated and the surfaces had to be made smooth and level.
The roads in this vicinity are known by various names according to the townland or vicinity in which they are situated. Some of them are the Lissane Road, Killoo Road, Clare Rd, Quay Road, and Pound Road.
The Lissane Road is leading to the end of the tide. The Quay Road is leading to the Quay where boats of timber, coal and flour land to their customers. The Clare Road is the main road from Ennis to Limerick and it also runs through this village.
There are a few bye-roads in this district. One of them is called the Bog Line because the Railway Line is near it and there is also a bog. There is another very old one which leads to the Clare Road and it is called the Boreen.
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2020-09-23 21:52
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Most of the roads in this district were made many centuries ago, but many of them have been repaired in order to cope with modern traffic. Some of the old roads still remain and they differ much from the modern ones. The roads which were used by our forefathers were pathways and were very narrow, with rough surfaces. They were alright at that time when they were used only by pedestrians, and carts drawn by horses or donkeys. But since the
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2020-09-23 21:52
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ago but Father Neary prevented them from taking them all. A giant named Hackitt fired a rock from Castlehackitt at Dunball castle because he thought there was not any other castle as good as his own. The rock went with such force that it knocked the castle and went about thirty yards farther.
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2020-09-23 21:50
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game that is played by girls is four corners. It is played by four girls taking a corner each, and one girl is left without one, and she is called the fool. Then they change around, and she has to watch by chance to get one of the corners. The girl that is left without a corner has to do the same thing.
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2020-09-23 21:49
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The games I play are Musical Chairs, Skipping, and Hide and go seek. Musical Chairs are played by placing a number of Chairs in the centre of the floor, turning each Chair in an opposite direction having one chair less than the number of players, with an outside person playing a march on the piano. As the march starts the players march round the chairs in single file keeping time with the music.
When the music stops, the players make a rush for the chairs, and the one left without a chair has to fall out of the game. Then a chair is taken away, and the game is carried on as before untill the game is reduced to two players and one chair. Whoever gets the last chair is declared the winner of the game.
Another
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2020-09-23 21:48
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Nuair a bhéas an béal dhá dhúnadh
Is an tsud i leathadh
Is i gcéill ag dul ar fáinn uainn
Ur gcúis dá glaoidhead
Ur déirme caithte
Ó dia le nar n-anam an lá sin
Go tuighmuid san leabaidh seo
Go leuighmuid san uaigh
Faoisdin síorraidh -
Tá mé ag iarraidh ar Dia go cruaidh
Na bpeacaidh a bheith maithye
Is ár nanam a bheith slán
É|irigh a Mhuire is freagair an bás
Eirigh a Mhic ó is ar do lámh atá
Tabhair scriobh foai do láim
Nach bhfuil neart fir ná mná
Da ndéarfaid an paidir s in ceann gach lá
Go mbeidh amharc ar nn Maighdean trí uaire roimh an bás,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-23 21:46
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There is an old superstition in the country, that people when removing into new houses should not do so except on a Friday. If the weather is rainy on that day the Sunday following is supposed to be wet.
When men want to begin any special work, such as building a house, they do not like to do so on a Monday. A lot of people have great belief in Wednesday been a good day and Saturday a bad day for getting married. People say if you are sick, it is not good to be improved on Saturday. A certain cure for chin-cough is prescribed on three Saturdays.
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2020-09-23 21:44
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Christmas day: On Christmas day the people go holy Communion. The people make sweet cakes for Christmas day, and ivy in the windows. On Christmas night they light big candles on all the windows, they also have a great
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2020-09-23 21:41
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There is an old caher in Mulqueens place and there was a music often heard there. Ther is a place in Macks place in Poulawhack and there was three giants buried in it. It was my Father that told me that.
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2020-09-23 21:41
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chimney it is a sign of rain. If you see a brown or black frog it is a sign of rain. A cloud a round the moon is a sign of rain. If you see a rainbow in the evening it is a sign of rain. If there is a cloud over Crough Patrick it is a sign of rain. If there is a lot of bees flying round their hive it is a sign of rain. When the crows are flying high it is a sign of good weather, but when they are flying low it is a sign of bad weather. When the wind is turning up the upper side of the leaves on the trees it is a sign of rain. When there is a lot of smoke in the house it is a sign of rain. Old people say their
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2020-09-23 21:40
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the O'Loughlins Princes Burn. The castle that is in Lemenagh is very big. When Maire Ruadh was in the castle she was very wicked everyone that was passing she brought them in and hanged them. She had gates up in the road not to let the people pass. Any one she saw trying to break the gates she brought them in and hanged them. There are many other castles all over the country but I do not know any more of them. There is an old caher in Poulawhack it is said that is was an old hedge school and there are some of the charts in it that they used have teaching them
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2020-09-23 21:36
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the floor and the track of your boot is left and the floor is damp it is a sure sign of rain. If the sky is red it is a sign of frost. If the swans are flying towards the south it is a sign of good weather. If the swans are flying towards the north it is a sign of bad weather If the seagulls are shouting in the air it is a sign of rain. If there is a lot of small flies out it is a sign of rain soon. If your feet fell hot and heavy it is a sign of rain. If you see a brown or black frog it is a sign of rain, but if you see a bright yellow one it is a sign of good weather. If soot falls down the
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2020-09-23 21:35
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There is an old castle in Caher Mac Naughteen. It is the old ruins of a school where the O'Davorens taught. There is an old castle in Corkscrew and it was belonging to the O'Briens. There is an old castle in Lemenagh and it was belonging to Máire Ruadh. It was belonging to the O'Briens but he married Maire Ruadh. There is an old castle in Glensglade near Ballyvaughan. It belonged to O'Loughlins Princes of Burne. There is a castle in Castletown and there is a kings head in the topo of it. There is a castle in Ballygannon but I do not know who it belonged to. There is a castle in Gregan's and it belonged to
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2020-09-23 21:30
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STAKER WALLACE was a NATIVE OF THIS PARISH - of the southern part i.e. Martinstown.
Because he was a known "rebel" he was publicly whipped at the fair of Ballinvreena on APRIL 21ST 1815.
While he was being whipped a Mr Wheeler Bennett spoke to officer in charge on his behalf but it was useless.
He was taken to Kilfinane and marched through the town, but on REFUSING TO DISCLOSE the names of his companions he was TIED TO A HORSE-CAR and dragged through the street. On further questioning and refusing to answer he was scourged and his wounds were filled with salt. He was promised freedom if he told even ONE name. He was LOYAL TO DEATH even though the name of those who betrayed him to capture, is WELL KNOWN locally to this day.
After repeated SCOURGING AND WHIPPINGS he was BEHEADED IN KILFINANE and his head SPIKED there, and his BODY BURIED IN THE SQUARE. His head was LEFT THERE until one day a lady was driving past got some of the "STAKER'S" hair blown into HER CARRIAGE.
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2020-09-23 21:29
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There are many old castles all over the place. There is an old caher in Castletown the name of it is Cathair Comáin. There did people come from America to dig it and they go something made from gold. There is an old caher in Poulawhack and they also dug it up and they got many old things. They got bones of people and many other things. There is an old caher in Greenes place in Poulanine and there was music often heard there. There is an old caher in Roche's place in Meggah. There was a concertina often heard playing there. It was my Father that told me this.
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2020-09-23 21:24
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toothache. If you licked a lizzard and rubbed your tongue to a cut or a burn it would cure it. If a dog licked a cut or a sore it would also cure it. If you broke up a snails house and put it up to corn it would take it out. If you had a headache and if you put your head into a bucket into of water it would cure it. If you put water into your mouth and stood by the fire until it gets hot would also cure a toothache. If you had corns a foxes tongue would take them out. Irwin in Ballyvaughan has a cure for yellow Jaundas.
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2020-09-23 21:21
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will buy us a good horse but it would never buy us a good name. On the day they chased Wallace under command of Captain Ryan, young Walshe rode beside a soldier. Any slackning of pace was met by a cruel prod of a bayonet. The horse Walsh rode was very good and whilst crossing the Red Bog he was coming dangerously close to Wallace whose horse was tiring. Just then he saw a bog-hole and kept towards it. Quickly he drew his legs out of the stirrups and jumped clear just as his fine horse sank down. The terrible chase went until a man named Sheedy caught up to him and much against his will captured Wallace. The famous Staker Wallace was executed and his head spiked on the market gate of Kilfinane and left so until the hair fell off. The head was taken down at last and lost.
Told by Mrs O'Rourke - Heard story from her grandmother 66 years ago
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2020-09-23 21:20
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To jump into a bunch of nettles is a cure for Rheumatism. A Dandelion is a cure for Kidney trouble. If you went into a strange house that you were never into before and to rub your feet to the hearth is a cure for Chilblanes. If you were going along the road and if you met a man with a white horse and the first thing he would tell you to do if you done it would cure corns. If you put the water that the smith would have cooling the irons up in your moth would cure a toothache. If you ate ferrets leavings would cure yellow jaundas If you let a cold key down in your back would also cure a
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2020-09-23 21:16
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Christmas night:- On Christmas night every one light candles They also make bar-bracks It is said that it is the youngest in the house that should light the Christmas candles. On Christmas night Santa Clause comes to the children and brings them toys
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2020-09-23 21:14
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The great grand parents of an old woman named Mrs. O'Rourke who lives in this locality were coming home towards Kildorrery after selling a load of butter in Clonmel. Somewhere about Elton two horsemen with foam covered horses got up to them. The woman asked her husband for the money as she thought they were robbers. When the horsemen came up the woman began to speak and answer them curtly. After a time they rode on but one of them turned back in the saddle and said "ye'll have a strange news when ye reach home in the morning." Sure enough the first news they heard was that the much loved outllaw - Staker Wallace - had been captured. At this time anyone having a good horse was forced to join the hunt for Staker Wallace. People named Walshes were ordered to join the chase. Their horse was a very valuable one but the father said to the son "you will sink him, money
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2020-09-23 21:14
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told me this There are many blessed wells all over the country but I do not know where they are. There is a cure off every one of those blessed wells because every place there is a blessed well there was a saint in it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-23 21:12
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About one hundred years ago there was a mill in the land of Mr Scannell Trantstown in which paper was manufactured. Mr Brien was the owner of the ill and at that time he resided in the house where Dan Scannell is now living. At that time there were many people employed in the mill. But after a while the mill was closed down. Then O'Brien sold his house to Dan Scannells father and he used the slate of the paper mill to roof this residence which seemingly until then had a thatch roof. The old mill has now fallen into ruins and only one gable stands. There was a holy well near the mill which is now called the mill well but it was called by the old people Saint Valentine's well. Mrs M Foley of Transtown tells me that rounds were performed there about sixty years ago. a large tree with spreading branches once overshadowed the well but only the trunk and bare branches now remain. It does not bloom.
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2020-09-23 21:06
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There are a great many signs by which people can tell what sort of weather is going to come. When the train whistle is clear it is going to be fine weather. Seaweed which is hung up will get wet at the approach of wet weather.
When there is going to be a change in the weather stones will get very damp. crows flying over the wood or over a hill is a sign of wet wet weather.
If there is a silver ring around the moon it is a sign of very bad weather.
When blue flames come out of a stick in the fire it is a bad sign.
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2020-09-23 20:46
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There are many different animals and birds that give signs of the weather. Sheep and goats are an example of that. If the goat is on the hill and comes home there is a storm coming.
If rain is near the cattle in the fields gather together and lie down, and the birds fly very low and the seagulls come out to the land. The gnats are very numerous also, and the waterfall can be heard a long way off, when rain is approaching.
When the wind is blowing from the south or south-west it is said we are sure to have rain. If the distant hills seem to be near we would have rain. If the soot is falling down the chimney and fog on the hills rain is coming. If there is a grey frost on the ground rain will come after that. If a rainbow is seen in the sky in the morning, and if the sun rises red in the morning that day would be wet.
When the wind blows from the east it is an indication of dry weather. A red sunset shows the following day will be dry. A rainbow in the evening shows that dry weather is approaching. A circle around the moon indicates bad weather. A donkey braying is a sign of wet weather.
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2020-09-23 20:39
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The house where the hens are kept is called a fowl house. Hens are very useful and are hatched in Spring There are different sorts of hens such as Rhode Island Reds, Leghorns, Light Sussex, White Wyandottes and Jersey Giants. Several people keep incubators and Poultry Stations.
A crowing hen should not be sold or killed she should be left at a cross roads. She will bring misfortune about any place she is. The same applies to a whistling woman.
1. Fairies sometimes milk cows. To prevent this tie a hair spancel in the cow gap.
2. It is unlucky to lend milk vessels.
3. It is unlucky to take a vessel having any trace of milk to a well, you will be giving your butter to the fishes.
4. A red string should be tied to the cow's tail after calving.
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2020-09-23 20:26
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"Nuair a bhí mé ag dul abhaile 's ag déanamh ar mo thigh Casadh liom Drigín? 's é caithte ar an tslígh'.
Bhí sé i gcruaidh - chás, mo mhilleadh 's mo bhón
Bhí cloch in a bholg agus maide in a thóin".
Freagra . Sgeachóg caithte ar an mbóthar.
Ó Dhiarmuid seo thuas.
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2020-09-23 20:17
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Tamall i n-a dhiaidh sin tháinic siad suas lé síbín. "Tá sé comh maith dhúinn " ar san fear ó Mhuigheó
" dul isteach 'is deoch leanna a bheith againn". Chuaidh siad isteach agus fuair siad a gcuid leanna. "Anois" ar san fear ó Mhuigheó "Nuair a beas sáthach leanna ólta againn tosuighimuid ag achrainn lé chéile cé againn a íocfas an bille agus bíodh aon duine agaibh ag iarraidh é íoch. Annsin cuirfimíd púcóg ar bhean an tighe agus cé againn a ghabhas sí beidh ar an leann a íoch".
Glac bean an tighe leis an socrú sin agus chuir siad an púcóg uirthi. Bhí na spailpíní ag slópáil amach an doras de réir mar bhí said ag fághail deis air agus ba ghearr go raibh siad as amharc. Tháinic fear an tighe isteach í gceann tamaill. Chomh luath 'is dairigh an bhean é rug sí greim phíobáin air. "Is leatsa an recnáil a íoc ar fad" ar sise. "Ara a h-anam agus do chorp a chorrca óintighe, an as do chéill atá tú" ar seisean ag tabhairt buille dhá bhois dhithi.
Shroich na spailpíní síbín eile. Dubhairt fear Mhuigheó go mba cheart dóibh dhul isteach agus barrilé eile a shlugadh: Dubhairt fear as gailllimh go mb'éidir nach
n-éiréochadh leis comh maith leis an gcéad uair. Ar aon nós chuaidh siad isteach agus nuair a bhí a sháith ólta aca bhuail an fear as Mhuigheó an barrala leann . Thosuigh sé ag moladh leann leis an mbean agus dubhairt sé go bhfaca lubh ar thaobh an bhóthair agus ma chuiirfeadh siad an lubh sin
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2020-09-23 20:15
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agus thug sí comhairle dhúinn an buarach a mhilleadh nó a dhóigheadh nuair nach raibh gádh leithí. D'imigh an tsean - bhean leithí annsin."
Focal ar fhocal as béal Dhiarmada Mhic Luachra as Paiste, Gleann a' Madaí. Duine de na migrant tenants a b'eadh Diarmuid. Tá sé imthighthe ar shlíghe na bhfíréan le ceithre bliadhna. Togha seanchaidhe do bhí ann, agus thug Fionán Mac Cuilm (Fingín na leamhna) cuairt air uair, agus do sgríobh sé síos sgéalta uaidh.
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2020-09-23 19:52
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Bhí triúr spailpíní as Conndae na Gaillimhe ag tarraingt ar Chill Coinnigh uair amháin, ag an Fhóghmhar. Casadh spailpín as Conndae Mhuigheó leófa ag Muigh Lach. D'fhiafruigh sé dhíobtha an raibh mórán costais aca agus dubhairt duine aca go raibh coróin aige. Dubhairt an fear Mhuigheó go raibh sé pighne aige agus go raibh sé ag brath ar Cill Coinnigh fhághail amach leis an méid sin.
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2020-09-23 19:45
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faitíos air nach mbeadh sé inan theacht aníos go brách. Bhí fhios aige annsin céard é faitíos agus nuair a tháinic sé amach as an lios bhí faitíos a sháith air.
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2020-09-23 18:22
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The following is a list of the farm and domestic animals. The cows, calves, pigs, hens, goats, sheep, horses, donkeys, geese, ducks, and turkeys. Cows which have no horns are referred to as the maoils".
The cowhouse which is often called the byre has one door and one window. Most of the cowhouses are "double-cowhouses". In those houses the cows are tied on the left and right sides of the doors. There is accomadation for about six cows in each of those houses. The cows are tied to stakes with chains. Horse-shoes are often hung in the cowhouses to bring luck on the stock.
The stables are seldom big enough to accomadate two horses. The floors are paved with little round stones The horses feed out of mangers. They get shod about three times a year.
When calling hens people say "Tuk Tuk" The turkesy are called by "Yib, Yib, Yib", the ducks by "Wheat, Wheat, Wheat", the goats by "Kiddy, Kiddy Kid", the calves by "Sucky, Sucky". "Pruggy" is said to cows and Hursh-pet, and Hurshinte anois" - when cows are being milked and doirins do chos to keep her foot out of the way.
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Long ago the people lived in mud houses. The walls were made of mud and the floor was also plastered with mud.
They were thatched with reeds.
There were no chimneys, but there was a hole in the roof to let out the smoke. There was a hole in the eastern side and in the western side of the fire.
When the wind blew from the east they took up the flag which covered the hole in the eastern and let the wind blow up the fire.
When the wind blew form the west they did the same thing in the western side. When they were building the walls they left holes in them for windows, which they afterwards covered with skins of animals. They left a larger hole for the door. The bed was in the corner of the kitchen.
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made a purse of it. It is also lucky if you were going a journey and to find a stone with a hole in it and water in it and to take the water from it and to rube it on a wart it curese it. It is Unlucky to see a dog eating grass it is the sign of bad weather. It is a bad sign to see the swallows flying low it is the sign of rain comming near. It is a bad to see the cat scraping at the door or at the twig. It is bad to see the moon lying on its back it is the sign of bad weather. It is Unlucky to see a wezzle crossing the road beofore you if you are goining to a fair. If you had a pain in your wrest it is good to put a eeles skin around it and it will make it all right
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In ancient times people lived in mud cabins, those were very small but tidy, those cabins usually consisted of a kitchen only. People thought themselves very rich if they had both a kitchen and a room. In the kitchen were a dresser, coop for the hens, a few sugán chairs and a settle.
In other places the timber beds were in the kitchen All fires were usually ground fires, sometimes FIRES WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR and a hole was above to leave out the smoke. At that time there were only two windows or maybe one in those cabins. Glass was not to be had so the windows were stuffed with furs or bags. Half-doors were common in every cabin.
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2020-09-23 17:45
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It is bad luck to break a mirror people say you will have seven years bad luck. It is Also lucky to kill a fox and take the tongue out of him it is a cure for cuts a brouser and for taking out thorns. It is the sign of storm to see the sky red in the evening. When you see one magpie alone it is the sign of a letter two the sign of a death and thre the sign of a marrige and foure the sign of a birth. It is unlucky to meet a man when you are going on a journey. I is lucky to see a magpie by himself. It is lucky to have a horse-shoe in the house. It is Also a sign of bad luck for a bird to fly
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and he took it to Gobán's wife. When she read it she was sorely grieved, and when she heard the messenger was a prince a daring plan flashed through her mind.
She took him to a large bin and said that the "cham agus direach was in it. He put in his hand but to his horror found he could not draw it out.
The woman would not release him until her husband was free also. The English had to comply to her wishes and Gobán and his son were given there freedom, and they lived happily ever after.
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Gobán Saor lived in Fanisk and was by trade a mason. He also had a son who was equally good as him, and was commonly known as young Gobán. They were both famous all over Europe ans it is said that no mason could be found to match any of them.
At that time a castle was being built in England and no mason could be found could be found to give it the final touch. They finally for Gobán and his son, who went over together and commenced to finish it. They English when they saw what good mason's they were jealous & resolved to kill them when their work was done, as they did not want Irishmen to get the better of them in anything.
When Gobán heard this he thought of a plan to leave the country. He wanted to go back to Ireland for an implement called camh 's direach (crooked and straight) but to his horror he was not left, but a messenger would be sent for it.
Gobán wrote a letter in Irish to his wife telling her the fixed he was in and he also told her where the implement was.
He handed it to the messenger (who was a prince)
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into the house
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It is lucky to cut a bit of your hair on good Friday. It is lucky to get chain lost. It is unlucky to point a knife at a person. It is unlucky to give away money on New Years Day. It is unlucky to go into a house with the lid on the coffin. It is unlucky to see a crow flying round the door or window. It is unlucky to set turnips with a full moon. It is unlucky to run after a funeral. It is lucky to find a horse shoe lost. It is unlucky to give away a chain you get lost. It is lucky to change into a new house on a Friday. It is unlucky to give away milk
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2020-09-23 17:31
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Disaster at the "Wheaten Rock".
About fifty years ago a sailing boat from Donegal was on her way to Sligo for provisions. A man and his two sons were on her. When they reached the "Wheaten Rocks" the younger of the sons happened to be sitting on the (taft)" when the boom swung round throwing the boy into the water.
The father and brother made a desperate effort to save him but their efforts proved fruitless.

Drowning
About seventy years ago a farmer named Gillan and his only son were cutting oats in a field
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the youngest person in the house should set them. It is lucky to get a present of eggs. It is unlucky to have three lights in the one room. It is unlucky to hand a reaping hook to another. When a cat has her back to the fire it is a sign of bad weather. It is unlucky to spill salt. It is unlucky to put a pair of boots on the table. It is unlucky for a person to dream of their mother. if you let a glove fall some other one should pick it up. If they do it is a sign of good luck but if they do not you will have bad luck. It is unlucky to get married in green.
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2020-09-23 17:22
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the mash is a place where no cows could go. A horse got drowned in it one ago.
The Cows ruck. The cows ruck is a valley in between a big hill and a small stream. It is full of clover and the brimroses and butter cups in the summer time. The cows like them very much.
An talam sagart. A place where there are
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2020-09-23 17:19
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The next villag to us is Clougher. The why that they called it Clougher is the land is very poor and it is all hill and woods and also all rocks.
Lis na Puca. It is a place with a lot of big rocks and drains and there is a very big wood in it also.
The Mash. The mash is a field all drains mostly.
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2020-09-23 16:45
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telephoned and in about a quarter of an hour she heard a coach coming up the avenue and she thought it was the people and she went out to meet them but it was not the people. To her surprise it was the headless coach. She fell in a weakness and when the people of the house came they asked her what happened and she said "I saw the headless coach." The master of the house sacked her for saying she saw the headless coach but about two months after they heard (footsteps) a coach pulling up to the door and they heard footsteps walking on the gravel and they saw nobody. Next morning they found a letter in the letter box saying "This house is haunted."
Pupil's Name:-
Willie Fitzgerald,
Carrigane,
Carrigtwohill,
Co. Cork.
My father,:- Mr. John Fitzgerald, told me the above.
56 yrs
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is seen at Murtie's Cross, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.
The headless coach is seen at the graveyard at tempel-curraheen, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. A very long time ago before motor cars were made there used to be a man down by Murty's Cross, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork every night and he used to rob all the coaches. Everyone was afraid of him because he used to wear a white sheet.
The first time the motors were made there was an old woman living in Leamlaras, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. One day she saw a motor passing and she fell in a weakness. After awhile a man saw her and he asked her what happened to her and she said "I saw the headless coach and my John was in it."
The headless coach was seen in Fota, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. One evening the people of the house went to some races and they left the cook inside. About six o'clock that evening a man came to the door dressed in his drivers suit. He told the cook to telephone for them to come back immediately and that he would be back in a quarter of an hour. She then
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2020-09-23 16:28
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way.
14 Keep a thing for seven years, its use will come.
15 You cant make a silver purse out of an old sour's lug.
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Proverbs
1 A rolling stone gathers no moss.
2 Blood is thicker than water.
3 A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.
4 The birds of a feather flock together.
5 Its a long lane that has no turn.
6 You can't knock blood out of a turnip.
7 All that glitters isn't gold.
8 Dont count your chickens in the shells.
9 Look before you leap.
10 A stitch in time saves nine.
11 Dont take the book by the cover.
12 The more hurry the less speed.
13 Where there's a will there's a
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2020-09-23 16:21
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Chím-se é agus ní fheichir-sé é.
Agus is giorra duit-se ná dom-sa é: ceann.
Tagann sé isteach ar guailnibh daoine
Is téigheann sé amach mar snátha shíoda-- móin.
Is chruinne é nâ do cheann agus is sia é ná míle ceann: cheirtlín snátha
Chaitheadh suas é chomh geal le sneachta is tháinig sé anuas in ór buidhe leachta-- ubh
Tá teach beag agam.
Agus ní shuidhfheadh ann luch.
Acht ní chomhairfeadh a bhfuil sa mbaile mór na fuinneóga ann: Méireacháin
Fear beag ina seasamh le claidhe
Itheann sé gach bhfagann sé.
Is ní ólann sí uisge-- Teine.
Chím é agus ní fheicim é.
Cím i dtor chuilleann é
Súileann sé an mbán is an druacht
Is níor bhriseann sé
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13 A stitch in time saves nine.
14 The more hurry the less speed.
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Proverbs
1 A rolling stone gathers no moss.
2 Everything that glitters isn't gold.
3 You can't judge a book by the cover.
4 You can't make a silver purse out of a pig's ear.
5 It's too late to spair when all is spent.
6 Say little and say well.
7 Enough is as good as a feast.
8 You never miss the water until the well runs dry.
9 Ask and you shall receive.
10 Constant dropping wears a stone.
11 Keep a thing vits [?] for seven years its use will come.
12 Dont count the chickens before they are hatched.
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2020-09-23 16:18
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Strange Animals
The strange things you would see in the night are Ghosts which are to be seen in lonely roads or avenues. The bánshee which is supposed to be heard when a person dies. The bánshee is supposed to be a woman flying along the sky combing her hair. The black dog which is supposed to be seen at the forge bohreen cross, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.
Lopa is supposed to be be a black dog which
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2020-09-23 16:08
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were kept down by the Landlords. The landlords treated them more or less as dirt. they would not speak to them except in a commanding voice. The poor people had to put their in hands in their hats for them, every place they meet. When they worked for the landlords they got very bad pay,
Tithes were collected in this parish. A week or so before they were gathered a notice used to be posted up the door of Kilkeedy Protestant church. A man named Frank Conole from Kilfenora used go from house to house gathering them. Money he always collected. The money used go to pay the parsons.
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2020-09-23 16:07
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leave here until we get a crock of gold. Then the ugly man opened the coffin and brought wine, whiskey and sweet cake out of it and left them on the kitchen table. Then the woman said "because ye spoke to us now we have to leave the house for ever and from that out ghosts were never seen in it, and in the morning the gentleman gave the two men a crock of gold.
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2020-09-23 16:06
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There is no pleasure without pain. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. half a loaf is better than no bread. A stitch in time saves nine. Look before you leap, think before you speak. If you cannot do a bad turn dont do a bad one. He that loveth the
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2020-09-23 16:06
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together.
11 You can't make a silk purse out of an old sour's lug.
12 Keep a thing seven years and its use might come.
13 An apple a day keeps a doctor away.
14 Two heads are better than one.
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2020-09-23 16:06
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go dtí an dochtúir ages dubhairt an dochtúir go dtí an fear dul abhaile agus cuir piosa (agus) feoil go dtí a béal agus an cat do cuir isteach sa seomra san oidhce sin. San oidhce sin do bhí an fear ina codhladh agus tháinig an luc go dtí an feoil agus rith an cath indhiaidh an luc agus rith sí isteach i mhúineal an fear. An lá sin tháinig an dochtúir go dtí an fear agus dfiafruig sé an raibh biseach air agus dubhairt sé go raibh sé i bhfad níos measa.
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2020-09-23 16:05
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Once upon a time Daniel O'Connell called at a hotel and he would not be allowed in. So he got a tinker and he dressed him up with a good suit, gave him money and sent him to the hotel to get lodgings there for twelve months. So the tinker went and got the lodgings, and after a start he began making saucepans, and tincans and he a lot of noise. Then no lodgers would stay there and the owner of the hotel had to leave it until the tinker left.
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On Saint Bridgets night the people put up a cross. It may be a small little timber cross, or it may be a large one made out of rushes. These crosses are nailed to the ceiling. This cross is called Crosóid Bríde. Then when the cross is nailed to the ceiling the people would kneel down and say a few prayers in honour of Saint Bridet.
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2020-09-23 16:04
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The floor is supposed to be covered all over a foot high with the dried leaves which blow in from the tress through the little round openings which represent windows. Sometimes she represents an owl a cat and very often a bat flying through the window in the twilight. She always cries most dismally before the death of a Kerins, Skerrett, Traynor, Mac or O.
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The floor is supposed to be covered all over a foot high with the dried leaves which blow in from the tress through the little round openings which represent windows. Sometimes she represents an owl a cat and very often a bat flying through the window in the twilight. She always cries most dismally before the death of a Kerins, Skettett, Traynor, Mac or O.
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Proverbs
1 A stitch in time saves nine.
2 A burn't child dreads the fire.
3 Bad wind doesn't blow good luck to someone.
4 Better alone than in bad company.
5 Time and patience would bring a snail to Cork.
6 It is a long road that has not a turn.
7 A bird in your hand is worth two in a bush.
8 A rolling stone gathers no moss.
9 Don't count your chickens in the shells.
10 Birds of feather flock
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1.
Bitter the death they gave you soldier lad, you of the boyish heart and fair blue eyes. Hanged like a dog! Gods mercy it would be sad. Did we not know you lived beyond the skies. There nigh the Throne of Christ who died to save. There shall you plead for the land that claimed your love. Silent you sleep in your own lovely grave. Many shall plead with in the realms above.
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Mary, beloved Queen of this land of faith, Patrick who taught the truths for which you died. Calum who went into exile worst than death - every saints of Eireann stand by your side. See through the courts of heaven what an array. Munster to second your
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So they asked to be let in and St Peter said that the Pope had just arrived and they were busy. So the Irishman though of a plan. The Jew was wearing an over-coat and Paddy made him take it off. So he made him take it and wrap it around himself. So Paddy knocked this time and St Peter opened the Gate and asked him what he had got. Paddy said it was the Pope's luggage and St Peter said, Pass in.
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2020-09-23 16:02
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other children go around in a circle and repeat a rhyme. Charley over the waters. Charley over the sea. Charley catch a blackbird and try and catch me. At the same time Charley tries to catch one of the childrne, but if they are stouping down before they are caught. He has to go around again. This game is continued in the same manner untill they are tired of it.
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2020-09-23 16:01
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I have my grandfather and others talk about dolmens in this parish.
Seven dolmens are found in the parish, all in a condition except one near the village of Feakle which is perfect and which is probly unique in having within it a holy well, Tobar Ghrainne at which "rounds" are still made and which is popularly believed to be endowed which special virtues for the cure of
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2020-09-23 16:00
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There are several kinds of travelling folk. The foreigner goes from house to house on foot with clothes and silks he tries to make the people believe that the drapery comes from foreign countries but he buys them from the nearest drapery shop. He charges much more money for his stuff than the local. He usually asks twice as much as he is prepared to sell them at. He will never leave a house without showing his goods.
Long ago here in Ireland there used an old women go about from house to house in the country districts selling laces hairpins buttons and a good many other household articles. The laces they would sell for twopence a dozen and asks eggs some times in return. They also would sell studs at a penny each. These poor creatures had a hard a hard time during the winter months.
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2020-09-23 15:59
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There are not many old signs around here. Some of the signs are very big. They were made by the people of olden days. There is a stone near Gortbeehen lake and it weighs about 40 tons. It is said that it was lifted off the ground by three giants and set upon three stones. It can be seen to day in the same posotion. In the same place there are several other stones supposed to be split in two by a giants sword. There are many cahers around here supposed to be stores for stolen goods for men called the Terries. On one occassion a woman was dressing two small children, she had two in her mouth and she never felt until the Terries came in. She got such a fright that she swallowed the pins.
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2020-09-23 15:58
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The poor people in olden times had not much choice in bread. Having a bad government more inclined to starve than to relieve them, they were not able to buy flour and they used to make bread of potatoes. Boxty they used to call him. They used to scrape the raw potatoes and work them together and bake it. It should be eaten when hot. They used always to grind their corn with two flat stones called quarns. After working hard all days on the land, they had to grind the corn at nigh and make and bake the bread for the next day.
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2020-09-23 15:57
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Pulling it so that the rubber pulls. Then they let it go suddenly, and the stone is flung off. This game is rather dangerous, and is not practiced very much.
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2020-09-23 15:55
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You must draw ten square beds on the ground with chalk. Then the must be numbered. On number (1) and (5) and (10) a cross is put to mark where the two legs are to be put in, where as in all the other beds you must hop into them on one leg.
You throw you pickie or stone into the ten beds and then hop all around into the ten beds with one leg. If this is done satisfactorry you may write your name in any bed you choose. Each player continues to act in the same manner, but must not walk into any bed with a name on it, and so continues the game until every one of the beds are filled with names. The winner is the player with the most names in the beds.
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2020-09-23 15:55
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The people of long ago used to make bread alot differently to the people now a days. The used to grind the wheat with querns. First they put the wheat down in an oven to harden and it came out very white when ground. They baked the bread on a gridle. They used to also make potato cakes and Indian meal cakes. When the cake was made they put a cross in it as a sign of good luck. They used also to put wheat in an oven with sugar and roast it for about and hour. It had to be stirred very often before it was ready to eat. Some of the poor people used to bake this bread on a flat stone and heat it over the fire before they put the cake down to bake.
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2020-09-23 15:54
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13 Two many cooks spoiles the broth.
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2020-09-23 15:53
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Proverbs
1 A rolling stone gathers no moss.
2 A stick in time saves nine
3 You cant judge a book by the cover.
4 You never miss the water until the well runs dry.
5 Money burns a hole in your pocked till it is gone.
6 Emty vessels make more noise.
7 A bird in the hand is worth to in a bush.
8 Willful waste makes a woeful want.
9 Dont count the chickens before the are hatched.
10 Between two stools you come to the ground.
11 It is never too late to mend.
12 There is no home like your one home.
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Fear fada gléigeal
Is chrios dá thaobh féin air: punann coirce
Teachtaire ag rith idir dhá tigh
Is bíonn sé amuigh istoidhche-- casán.
Chuadhas suas an bóithirín.
Thángas anuas an bóithirín.
Is thugas an bóithirín liom ar mo drom: dreamaire.
Dá gé roimh gé.
Dá gé idir dá gé.
An mó gé é sin: trí géanna.
Níl sé amuigh ort.
Níl sé istigh is ní from leat é: t'ainm.
Sean duine bheag donn.
A bothán ar a drom aige: seilimidhe.
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2020-09-23 15:30
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the butter is in one lump we take off the lid and the other things and take up the butter and wash it three or four times. If we are to sell it we do not salt it but if we keep it for ourselves we salt it. It takes an hour to make the churn. When any one comes in and if you are making the churn they would make a start of it and they would say I will put the weight of my head in it.
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2020-09-23 15:05
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It is a dash churn that we have at home. There is a long stick with a board at the end and five holes to splash up the cream. It is called the churn staff. The lid is another piece of wood with a hole in the middle for the churn staff to run up and down and there is another thing called the cup. It is like a cup and a hole in the middle to go down through the staff also. It is for keeping the splashes of cream down. When we are making the churn we take off the lid and the staff and the cup and put the cream into the churn and put the lid and the other things down on it again and start churning. We churn quickly for a start and when the cream breaks we churn easy and then very easy to collect the butter in one lump. When the churn is made you would see the little grains of butter in the churn staff. When
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2020-09-23 15:00
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It is a dash churn that we have at home. There is a long stick with a board at the end and five holes to splash up the cream.
It is called the churn staff. The lid is another piece of wood with a hole in the middle for the churn staff to run up and down and there is another thing called the cup. It is like a cup and a hole in the middle to go down through the staff also. It is for keeping the splashes of cream down. when we are making the churn we take off the lid and the staff and the cup and put the cream into the churn and put the lid and the other things down on it again and start churning. We churn quickly for a start and when the cream breaks we churn easy and then very easy to collect the butter in one lump. When the churn is made you would see the little grains of butter in the churn staff. When
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Travelling Folk:-
Many travellers call to my home A travelling man named John Fitzpatrick known as "Jack the Fluter" used or go around this district. He was supposed to come from wexford. His father was a very rich farmer. And he was swimming with his sister. His sister got drowned and he ran away from his home. He got money every three months to keep away from Wexford. He used come around begging for alms. He would be sure to come around for Christmas. He used say that he would get up at cock-chow. He used travel around with an ass and two sacks tied on its back. This man died last year.
There was another man whose name was Jim Delaney. He said that he came from the Co. Laoighis. When he came he was sure to ask if they had any sticks to break. Another travelling man was called "Pockets of Hay." He was so called because he used have his pockets full of hay. If he was going around in wet weather and his shoes dirty he would clean them with the hay. One day a person asked him his name and he said, "That is a question I cannot answer." Some men went around in back to back
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2020-09-23 14:33
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stich from a "bootery" tree, as the inside of it is []. They would clean it out, well, and they would get a "ram rod". And with paper they would stuff one end of the stick, and fine it away with the "ram rod." This was a pop-gun. The little boys would also make "snares" of horses hare tied on a hoop for catching birds. When the little round balls came on the "egg tree", the girls put them on a string, and wear them around their necks. The boys make "straw balls", by getting a little heap of straw, and tying it up tightly with a cord. Then a crowd of boys get together and kick it about.
Boys make designs of cars out of turnips by cutting the shape of a cart out of the turnip, and putting a stick through the underneath part. They put two wheels on the ends of the stick. This toy is called a turnip-cart. Sometimes they made kites, in the shape of a cross. Then they would get a stiff piece of paper, and cover the sticks with it. They would tie a long string to it, and let out and in the air. Some boys make catapults. They get a stick with two prongs on it, and they tie a piece of rubber to each prong, and join them together with a piece of leather. Them they put a stone in the leather part, holding it, and
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2020-09-23 14:28
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Jack Rattigan was an old tramp long ago. He was a bank clerk in Dublin. He lost a great sum of money and he got a bit silly. HE used to pick up every bit of paper he would get. The people put "Jack the Papers on him. He used to go into every house for tea. He was stopping at the river Clare in Dun Mac Criona. He used to sleep on the bank of the river. He is dead forty years. He was a vey big man.
Kate from Balty More was an other tramp. He is dead about ten years now. He used to go round from house to house playing his fiddle. He used to ask eggs and potatoes in every house.
Kate Mchugh was a tramp also. She was a dress maker. Her home was in Tuam. She was stopping in Logslisheen in a little cabbin[sic]. SHe was making clothes for all the other tramps. She was buried in Ballindine forty years ago.
Martin Sweeney was a tramp
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2020-09-23 14:24
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clinketh. He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day. Once bit and twice shy. Necessity is the mother of invention. Many hands make light work. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Rome was not built in a day. Throw a sprat to catch a mackerel. Beggars can't be choosers. A fool laughs at his own folly.
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2020-09-23 14:24
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A hungry eye sees far.
Every thing counts.
The good hurler is always sitting on the ditch.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A rainbow at morning is the shepherd's warning, a rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight.
A good name is better than gold.
The straw shows how the wind blows.
There is many a slip between the cup and the lip.
It is many an ill which does not blow someone good.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
As the mind thinketh so the bell
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2020-09-23 14:22
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Long ago hawkers used to go around from house to house selling tea. There used to be one in each village. They used to go around in traps. They used to charge four shillings a pound for it. They used to make the people buy the tea from them in spite of them. They used to leave it behind the plates and behind the dresser. The people used to have to pay for it once it was in the house. There used to be a man go around Lisduff whose name was Higgin-bottom. He used to go around twice a week in a trap. He used to mix a few grains of turf mould when he would be running short of tea. He used to go around Mandays and Fridays. He is dead about forty years now.
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2020-09-23 14:17
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Sean Fhocail
32.it is never too late to mend.
33.it is late to spare when all is spent.
34.Smooth water runs deep.
35.Spare the rod and spoil the child.
36.Never speak loudly ditches(or walls) have ears.
37.Least said soonest mended .
38.Praise the young and they will come.Praise the fool as you find him.
39.What can't be cured must be endured.
40.Patience and a long rod would drive a snail to Jerusalem.
41.Long threatening comes at last.
42.As long as the fox runs he is caught at last.(said of a rogue)
43.As cute as a fox.
44.There is many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.
45.Win it and wear it.(said of those competing)
46.A new broom sweeps clean but the old saucepan better.
47.You cannot put an old head on young shoulders.
48.All is faces in love and warfare.
49.If "ifs"and "ands"were pot and cans there would be no call for call for thinkers.(too much interference).
50.God is good and the devil is not as bad either.
51.he was between the devil and the deep sea.(a choice of difficult positions).
The soul if she goes into the church never stops till she goes to the altar.
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2020-09-23 14:16
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said that anyone who dies on Christmas Eve is sure of heaven.
They used to get a cupple stone of flour at Christmas and the used to carry it fiften miles from Westport.
On Christmas day they hunt the wren and do there best to kill him.
There are candles lit in every house Christmas night.
Then on Christmas night the wren boys go round with
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2020-09-23 14:12
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because he had a very nice home, and they were very comfortable, but he could not live very long with her, and he had to go around the country begging, and he never came back to Gortbrack again. This is a true story about the country woman, and the tinker. Mick Pickeet used to go around the country, and beg hay, and straw for the donkey, and turf for the fire
Pat Larkin was Mike Pickeet's brother-in-law. He used to mend umbrellas for a few pence, and sometimes for his dinner. John Stanton used to gather moss, and grass, and bits of meat, and he used to dress very poorly. He went into a house one day and he left two turnips up in the dresser, and he would not let the woman of the house take them down. Grogen used to gather flour. He used not carry potatoes as he was very old, and he was not strong. P[e or a?]ddy Glynn used to also beg. He was very lame, and he had a donkey, and he used to have a bag across the donkey's back, and all he got he put it down in the bag. Mommie Flynn used to gather eggs, and she wore a plaid apron, and a white shawl, and a brown skirt.
Tom Green, and his step sister used to gather potatoes and flour and milk.
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2020-09-23 14:08
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When the Sun shines on the rocks out in Ballymalone it is a sure sign of rain. When there is a fog Seana Cnuí in the morning it is a sign of rain but if it is clear it is a sign of fine weather.
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2020-09-23 14:04
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to get tea in every house. Some beggars had specia[l?] prayers to say when they used to into a house. On[e?] day a beggar came around. He was called, "Poor m[e"?] because when he would go into a house, he use[d to?] say, "God help Poor Me". My brother was very sick, and he said, "May the almighty God be merciful and help the child to get better within a week", and he was better in four days. He used on[?] take an egg for a charity. He used to be seen washing the eggs at the Shrule river. There was another beggar called "Square". He as small and fat like a block. He used to come to the door, and sick in his head, and ask a copper, and when he got it, he used to say, "God bless you, and all the house".
There was also a beggar called "Sin-bad the Sailor, because he was in the war. He used to beg, and when he got a charity, he used to say,
"Beannacht Dé lé h-anam do mháthar", and all the sou[ls?] that left this house". There was another beggar called "[Irish script?]". His mother used to be carrying him [on?] her back. He used to ask a charity, and say, " May Jesus and His Holy Mother have mercy on you".
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2020-09-23 14:02
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in this pat forms into a sort of a big pool because on the side of the is a steep bank of sand not allowing the water to flow over it and it runs towards the opposite mainland. In this large pool is a small oval sand heap with grass growing on the top. It is in the centre of the pool and is supposed never to have been covered by the tide because St Patrick slept on it.
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2020-09-23 14:01
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The distant hills are looking nigh,
How restless are the snorting kine,
The busy fly disturbs the kine,
Low o'er the grass the swallows wing,
And the crickets too how sharp they sing.
The wind also show signs of both good and bad weather. When the wind blows from the north it is a sign of snow or frost. When the wind blows the east it is a sign of dry cold weather and when it blows from the west or south it is a sign of rain. A robin singing sweetly in a whitethorn bush is also a good sign of the weather and also to see swallows flying high up in the sky is a good sign. When the curlews are whistling inland it denotes a storm at sea.
The animals also show signs of the weather for instance when a dog howls or eats grass it is a sign of rain. When a cat sits with its back to a fire it is a sign of rain. It is also a sign of rain when dust blows up off the road or if soot falls down the chimney.
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2020-09-23 13:59
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The "Rock Trush is very plentiful She builds her nest in a high tree. She lays five dark brown spotted eggs. The nest consists of mud and hay. The nest is built in the fork of a tree or the branch. When the young are about three weeks old they try to have the nest and mother. The mother is supposed to help the young birds. The way she does this is letting the young get up on her back and she fly alone with the bird on her back and teach it to fly.
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2020-09-23 13:59
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The beggars were a lot more numerous long ago than they are now. The old people, when they were like ourselves, were very much afraid of(?) these beggars. A lot of these beggars were very wicked. I heard about all the beggars from my father and mother, who were living around this locality long ago. Hoockey Poockey was a wicked beggar who used to live in this district long ago, and he used to have a big bag on his back always. Some people people used to say that it was sand he had down in the bag, and some other people used to say that it was pennies wrapped in papers he used to have in it. He would not let anyone go near the bag.
Old Butler was another wicked tramp, who lived around this locality. He used to be gathering eggs always, and all the people called him Eggeen. There was another beggar called Mike Ryan, and he used to talk in a very funny way. Everyone called him Mockey, because he used to call mac to everyone he used to meet. There was another
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was never discovered since, and the people say it is a big eel that is minding the gold.
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2020-09-23 13:56
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Bird Lore.
There are a lot of birds in this district of Sligo put the pigeon is about the most plentiful. The pigeon builds her nest in the trees. It is made from twigs and mud but it is not round like the other birds nests. its shape is flat and the twigs stick out everywhere. The pigeon builds two nests
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2020-09-23 13:55
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Now to describe the dash or long piece of wood which really making the butter. It is about five feet in height and passes down through the lid of the churn. It is weighted at the bottom by a large circular piece of wood which has four holes in it. Now that everything is ready the churning starts. The milk which been left setting for some days is now taken and is poured into the churn. The process of working the churn is up and down. This is continued for about two hours. A person knows when the butter is made when particles of butter which begin to appear on the handle. When they begin appear the person puts a piece of wood underneath as a prop and then moves it very gently so as to bring the particles of butter together.
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2020-09-23 13:54
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There are many signs of bad and good weather. For instance when dark clouds appear in the sky it a sign of bad rainy weather. A Rainbow sometimes gives warning of rain also, because the old proverb says "A Rainbow in the morning is the sign of warning. A Rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight."
If there are red clouds in the sky when the the sun is rising it is a sign of rain. When the weather is going to be fine the sky becomes clear and blue, without a cloud to be seen. When the sun is red when setting and where the stars shoot across the sky they are sure signs of rain. The following are signs of rain
Loud quack the ducks, the pea-cocks cry.
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2020-09-23 13:50
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the money and a man was sent out before to tell the people to have the money ready.
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2020-09-23 13:49
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The Landlord
7th June, 1938.
In my district the landlord's name was Mr. Dixon. He was in Ireland over a hundred years ago. His mother was a Catholic. His grandfather was not pleased when his father had married a Catholic girl. He was a poor landlord and was one of the best landlords with the tenants. When they were not able to pay the money the landlord used to bring them to the bank and take out the money and give the tenants a chance to pay for six months.
His father was a barister in Dublin. When he died Mr. Dixon he got the money. He went to England and I think he is living yet.
The land was divided among the tenants. On my fathers ground the walls of the houses which was five storeys high. The big walls of the orchard are there and a few old trees of apples.
When the landlord went away a man from Bundoran went to collect
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2020-09-23 13:47
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There is a small fort on Meelick Mt. at the back of Jim Collins's. Lights said to be seen there. Is covered with furze.
People say the forts were made by the Danes, as places of defence. The fairies are now said to occupy them.
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2020-09-23 13:46
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no bushes or otherwise.
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2020-09-23 13:45
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There is one in Glenagruss near where the King Crimhthin, was buried in 378 A. D. This one is peculiar - it is sunk about 2 feet in ground - it was shelter was worked near the Windy Gap. Round,
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2020-09-23 13:41
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What is it that I have, that you have not, yet still you use it more than I do?
My name.
What is it that has four legs and cannot walk?
A stool.
As I went out through yonder gap I met my uncle Davy. I broke his neck and sucked his blood and left his body easy.
A bottle of whisky.
What bridge has no man ever crossed?
The bridge of your nose.
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2020-09-23 13:40
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2020-09-23 13:39
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Bread
13 - 6 - '38.
The kind of bread made in my district in olden times was Oaten Cakes, barley cakes, potatoe cake, Boxty Cakes, Indian Meal Cakes, and Rye Meal Cake. Oats barley and rye were grown locally.
There was a mill in Kinlough one in Mullinleck and one in Bunduff. The mill in Kinlough was known locally as Morton's mill. It was worked by water from Augherdenvan mountains.
The mill in Mullinleck was known as Gallagher's mill. It was worked by the waters of the Drowas. These mills still exist but they are changed into saw-mills. The mill in Bunduff was known as Bartons mill. The waters of the Duff river turned its wheels. it is in ruin now but portion of the walls are standing. in the long ago before mills were known querns were used for grinding the meal.
Oaten cakes were made on a flat board. They are made round or square and flat. They were baked in front of the fire on a grid-iron. It is supported by a griddle.
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2020-09-23 13:38
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At back of Nix's quarry on west side of railway. Very slightly raised & round, & covered with blackthorns. Mick Boland cut all the firing he could here and did not live 12 months after.
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2020-09-23 13:37
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When is a man thinner than a lat?
When he is shaving.
Here I am well and wired
A horse and cart I often hired
Gold and silver, I decost,
And now I am on the dung hill cast.
Cinders.
A houseful, a roomful and could not catch a spoonful.
Smoke
What is it that turns without moving?
Milk.
What is it that goes from house to house with it's head down?
A nail in a man's boot.
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tree which it bent up & down for 4 or 5 mins., it then came along the fence & straight in the back door of house & out the front door, down the avenue, down straight the road, crossed into the fields at the Bog Road, continued to fort at quarry, right down to Redgate. Seen no farther. Lasted most of half an hour.
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2020-09-23 13:35
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Rye meal (meal) bread was made the same as the Oaten bread was made but it was black when baked.
For potatoe cake the potatoe's were boiled and mashed with a pounder for the purpose. It is made of wood. Then it is rolled with a roller and cut in quarters or farrels. Flour is rubbed out side to keep it from sticking to the oven. When baked butter is put on it. The old people always and made it for tea in the evening.
Boxty cakes were made by grating raw potatoes on a grater and then flour is put in it. Some people drain off the water. It is baked on a pan in dripping.
Potatoes cakes and boxty cakes are made especially at hallow eve. Indian bread was baked on a pan. They were cut in the sign of the cross or an x to keep the crust from rising. Others say it is to keep make it rise.
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2020-09-23 13:34
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tea at night to men who were minding a sow farrowing.
About 40 yrs. ago, Tom Cooney; a labourer working with Mr. Nix of Woodcock Hill, was ploughing in the next field. A neighbour Jas Purcell was passing at about midday. Cooney was passing into the fort on a call of nature. Purcell said to him to mind where he was going. His driver was "They may kiss &c" Next thing he came out the gap as fast as he could without settling himself up. A noise started the same as a train, they could see something tearing all before it, about 3 yds. wide, up the hill, in thro' the corner of Nix's haggard, where it met a poplar
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2020-09-23 13:31
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Riddles 21-6-1938
These are some of the riddle which I hear given out in my District.
(1) King O'Rourke sat on his stool, he took out his long thing, and thought it a fool, its not a fool or no such thing, for many a black hole it was in?
Answer Pen and Ink
(2) A useful useless instrument when its bought its never lent, he that buys it never owns, and he that owns it, never knows it.
Answer A Coffin
(3) Through the water and through the water and never touches the water.
Answer An egg in a duck
(4) What is it that is too short and to take a bit off it and it is long enough.
Answer A Grave
(5) Through the wood and through the wood and leaves a rag on every bush.
Answer Snow.
(6) Through the wood and through the wood with its head down.
Answer A nail in a mans boot.
(7) Riddle me riddle me ranty ro me father gave me seeds to sow. The seeds were black
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and the was white Riddle me that and I'll buy a half-pint.
Answer Ink and paper
(8)Riddle me riddle me what what, a wee wee man with a wee red red coat. A stick in his hand a stone in his foot, riddle me riddle me what what.
Answer A Cherry.
(9) A small thing which grew on a tree, two saw it, five took it, twelved chewed and one swallowed it.
Answer An Apple.
(10) I have a little white and round house and it is full of meat, There is no door or window to let me in to eat
Answer An Egg.
(11) I had a little house not fitting for mouse, it has a many window as you could not count and one door.
Answer A Timble.
(13) What stands at one end of the wood and licks it all over.
Answer. A Cow eating out of a tub
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2020-09-23 13:23
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An Old Story
28 June 19"38.
There was a king who had a big wild bull and he said that any one that would fight him he would give his whole property to him many the strong man tried to fight him but they were killed. On day this little boy said to his mother that he would go to fight the bull and the mother said Son dear surely you would not be able to fight such a brute of a bull and all they strong men that have been killed. He then told her to make a small cake for him and he would go to see the bull anyway. When the cake was made he set off on his journey for the King's house first. When he reached it he told the King that he was going to fight the bull. The King said if he killed the bull he would get his place. He went away to the field where the bull was feeding. There was a big stone in the field for the bull to rub himself against.
The little boy took off his coat and put it around the stone and hid himself behind it when he saw the bull coming running for the stone. The bull thought that it was a man, he came so fast against it that he broke his neck and died. Then the boy man quickly back to the King to tell him that he had killed the bull and brought the horn with him. The King told him that he would have to
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2020-09-23 13:19
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In Woodcock Hill, close to Michl. Collins's house, but belonging to Tom Nix.
Nearly round & does not rise suddenly. Covered with elder, whitethorn & furze. Used to full of cats. You'd hear them crying at night. A light was seen in it by Mrs. Collins, mother of above, Michael about 70 or more years ago. She was going out with
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2020-09-23 13:17
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go to a wood where there were three giants and bring him back the tooth of the oldest giant. He did as he was told and on his way through the wood he gathered nuts and climbed up a tree until the giants were passing by. He threw a nut down and struck the first giant. He turned round to his brother and said if he would strike him again that he would kill him. He let them go on another little pice and struck him again. Then he took out his sword and began to fight. So the three of them got into the rough and one of them killed the other. He came down from the tree when he knew that they were dead.
There was an old witch in the wood and he went to her and asked her which of them was the oldest and she told him. He came back with the jaw bone of the giant and the tooth with him to give it to the King. And when the King saw it he gave him his palace. So he lived happy for ever afterwards.
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2020-09-23 13:12
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touch the water's roar.
"It stands on a perpendicular height some sixty feet or more
"The wild sea fowl brings out where young oties place is so remote when danger presses near at hand Where all can go after
"There is a new school room thats lately built a credit to the town.
Erection of this building cost about a hundred pounds. It stands on level foundation at the foot of yon green hill. Where oft on on Summer calmest evening some pleasure would fulfill.
It also has a lovely grove where birds do sweetly sing
The Blackbird whistle loud
"So I must leave my native land fore me it was allowed.
This was composed by Dan Killerlean
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2020-09-23 13:05
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Song
1 July 1938
"Fairwell my native Castlegal
"And comrades one and all.
"When parting from my lovely shore close to my mind recall
"The clay when first upon your Banks in childhood I did stray.
"And now I am posting far from thee and forced to cross the sea.
"There's a castle by my dwelling place build by the Danes of old.
"And the praises of its risen walls I shortly will unfold.
"For after toil is over to this place I will repair
"I have a view all around me as I sit in silence there
Th castle stones upon a height of fifteen feet or more
"It lies North of Cliffoney town. East of Mullaghmore.
"You have a view of famed Bundoran and around by Donegal.
"And on Summer's calmest evenings you can hear the Duff water fall
Farewell to Skerries highest peake where
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2020-09-23 13:03
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Travelling Folk:-
Many travellers call to my home A travelling man named John Fitzpatrick known as "Jack the Fluter" used or go around this district. He was supposed to come from wexford. His father was a very rich farmer. And he was swimming with his sister. His sister got drowned and he ran away from his home. He got money every three months to keep away from Wexford. He used come around begging for alms. He would be sure to come around for Christmas. He used say that he would get up at cock-chow. He used travel around with an ass and two sacks tied on its back. This man died last year.
There was another man whose name was Jim Delaney. He said that he came from the Co. Laoighis. When he came he was sure to ask if they had any sticks to break. Another travelling man was called "Pockets of Hay." He was so called because he used have his pockets full of hay. If he was going around in wet weather and
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2020-09-23 12:58
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At Ballyrush church there lived a man who made cranes and grates. The people called him "Mickey the Smith". When the people wanted a grate made he would make a big fire and in about two hours he would have his job finished.
First he would get his hammer and the iron. Then he would put the iron in the fire until it was red. He would then beat it into shape and he would continue at this until he had the grate done.
One day my grandfather went to him to get a grate made. He was making a grate at the time so he watched him for a while. When he had each bar in shape he welded each bar to another bar, leaving a space between each bar.
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2020-09-23 12:57
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buy the cattle the put them in a yard. They pay two pence a head on them.
There is a fair for bulls in Carrick on Shannon once a year. There is a no special fair for bonhams except on the twenty ninth of June in Grange. Most people buy bonhams. on that day.
There are two special fairs for horses one in Ballyshannon and the other one in Carrick na geat. On the sixteenth of September in Ballyshannon and on the second of February in Carrich na geat. Anybody who wants to sell or buy horses goes to one of these fairs. When selling horses they always give away the halter which is on the horses head for luck. That is all they do at the fairs.
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2020-09-23 12:54
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Local Fairs
31st May, 1938.
These are names of the places where the local fairs are held. There is a fair in Grange, Kinlough, Ballyshannon, Carrick on Shannon, Sligo, Manorhamilton, Carrick no geat. Sometimes buyers come to the houses before the fair and buy the cattle. There is a fair in Kinlough on the sixth of every month and in Grange the twentieth of every month. The fairs are held on the streets in both Grange and Kinlough. In Ballyshannon there is a field outside the town called the fair green and it is there the fair is held.
There used to be a fair in Tullaghan and another in Bundoran some time ago. They stopped this on account of not having enough cattle. It was too far for the people up above Kinlough to come down and they waited for Kinlough and the people below Ballyshannon waited for the fair of Ballyshannon.
When they are making a bargin they clap hands. They always give back a half crown or five shillings, according to the amount they get from the buyers. They do this so that the animal will not die. When they
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2020-09-23 12:49
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pops down" and who ever is last has to say it.
One lord and lady came from Spain. There sits down and three with a small child. Two comes and says "One lord and lady came from Spain courting of your daughter Jane" she says "My daughter Jane she is to young she has no skin or flatering tongue" she answes "a bi se og he bi se ogupon my word she will fit me so." Then she questions again Return return take the fairest lady" She answers "the fairest lady I can see to walk with me is
In Autumn we go gathering blackbery and raspberrys and cherries and we go to the wood to gather nuts. On Bilbery Sunday we go to the mountains and woods to gather Bilberies. We bring the sloes to school and eat them and we also make sloe wine.
In Winter we play at night blind man's buff and pictures in the fire.
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2020-09-23 12:43
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if not the visitor will bring the butter away and there will not be any butter that day. It is also said that the butter may be got back by taking a straw from the thatch of the thief's house and putting it under the churn together with a live coal. If the straw catches fire and burns the butter will be got back, if the straw does not burn the butter remains with the thief.
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2020-09-23 12:40
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In the townland of Dundoe there is a hawthorn bush. Under this bush there is a treasure hidden for whoever is brave enough to look for it. They would have first to dig a hole under the roots of the bush. When they would be so far a weasel would jump out and they would have to kill the weasel. When they would dig farther down they would meet a serpent and they would have to kill the serpent. Next they would meet a flagstone and a witch sitting on it but the witch would run away for she would know that the weasel and the serpent were killed when they reached her. Then all they would have to do is to raise the flagstone and they would find the gold under it.
duine anaithnid
2020-09-23 12:37
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The Tinkers, Pedlars and the Beggars are the traveling folk that come to our district. very seldom the Gipsies come.
The most common of all the travelling folk are the tinkers. They come in vans drawn by asses. Here and there in the side of roads or near a wood they make their camp. They only stay a day or two in some places and in other places a week or so. The men make tin saucepans mend pots, pans and kettles. The women sell all kinds of tin utensils. When they go in to a house
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2020-09-23 12:36
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2020-09-23 12:35
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Many treasures are supposed to have been hidden in this district.
One is supposed to have been hidden in a tumble down dwelling house in the town of Cloonameenahan. This treasure is said to have been hidden by the Danes when they were fleeing the country. It is a chest of gold coins and is said to value £1,000 at the least.
Two men were told in a dream to go and get the treasure but if they talked they would not get it. They reached the house and had uncovered the lid of the chest when one of the men shouted that the cow was in the lake and when she looked back again the treasure was gone.
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2020-09-23 12:31
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was now dead that the spell was broken and that it would be no harm for them to try again.
Devine arranged to go with Sheerin in two days after and continue the digging.
But Devine and his mother went the next day. They lifted the flag and found under it a large pot of gold. They took it home with them. Before leaving they put back the flag and covered it with clay just as they got it.
So Sheerin went the next day and Devine went with him not pretending he was there before. They lifted the flag and got nothing.
Some of Devine's descendants still live and retain the riches.
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2020-09-23 12:27
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There is a man living in the townland of Cartron valley called Pat Martin. This man is a well known maker of wheelbarrows.
In the springtime when the season for cutting the turf is on people come from all over the district to get barrows made by him, for it is these they use in the bog for wheeling the turf.
The barrows he makes are about four feet in length and are about two feet wide. When Pat is making a barrow he first cuts two pieces of timber the length of the barrow. These are called shafts. He then nails boards across on these. When he has this done he puts a head on the barrow and last of all he makes a wheel and puts it in the front.
Pat learned his trade from his uncle Paddy Byrne who was also famous for this work.
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2020-09-23 12:26
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go in and out the spaces and sing "Go in and out the windows."
This is another game "All around the Mulbery bush. They also have to sing in it.
Fire on the mountain is played with too ring of children one outside and the other inside. There is one out and she says "Fire on the mountain run run run. The inside ring never moves. Each one of the outside has to change and who ever is left has to say the rhyme and contine.
How miles to Galway is played with a long row of children. The one at each end must answer. One askes the question "How many miles to Galway" the other answer "Three score and ten "Then she says again "Will you be there at candle light" she says Yes and back again. Then one side goes through the other side.
Round the green gravel is played with a round ring. One of them say's "Round the green gravel the grass grows green many a lady fit to be seen. Was the milk dry the silk and the last
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2020-09-23 12:23
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2020-09-23 12:23
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Some twenty years ago there lived in Ballyrush a man who earned his living by making tallow candles or "dip candles" as they were more commonly known.
These candles were made from a rush which was peeled and then passed through a vessel called a candle pan. This candle pan was shaped like a boat and was made of brass and rested on three legs. It was placed on a coal on the hearth and filled with lard or dripping.
When a number of those candles were made they were allowed to dry and when the people were about to eat their supper they were placed in a holder like a pincers and lighted.
There were many other crafts in this district. One of them basket making was carried on until late years but unfortunately the craftsman died.
duine anaithnid
2020-09-23 12:22
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'Siad na paidreacha a dheineann na tinncéirí nuair a gheigheann siad déirce -
"God bless you" nó "May God increase your store" nó "Good luck to you" nó "A long life and a happy death to you" nó "God bless yourself and your family" nó "May God reward you" nó "The Lord spare you your health" nó "May God and his blessed Mother protect and save you".
Nuair a bhíonn na tinncéirí ag iarraidh déirce deireann siad
"For the Lord's sake" nó " For the Lord's sake" nó "I'll be praying for you all the days of my life".
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2020-09-23 12:21
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put a spade to it.
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2020-09-23 12:20
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A good many got killed. They carried butts of sthones, and the women filled their stockings with um and they fought, an' whin they had the sthones finished they bate one another.
There was an uncle of Cud Carthy's an' he found a drowned man, and he didn't put a hand to him. From that out whin he'd be washing his face he'd see the shadow of the drowned man in the bowl an' he'd always get a wakeness when he'd see it.
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2020-09-23 12:20
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Games I Play
12th May 1938
These are the games I play.
"The farmer in the dell."
"Go in and out the windows"
"All around the mulbery bush"
"Rise Sally Walker"
"Johnny is dead in his grave"
"Fire on the mountain"
"How many miles to Galway"
"As nice as pussy peepy"
"All are round the green gravel"
"Box of colours"
"All the birds in the air"
"Blind man's buff"
"One lord and lady came from "Spain" and
"Duck upon rock"
The farmer in the dell is played with a round ring and a person in the middle and all sing a song and the last of it is the person who is brought in. All tap her on the head.
The next game is "Go in and out the windows. All join in a circle and join hands and a person must
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2020-09-23 12:19
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"Tady the thatcher" and his sister kept house together. One day they quarrelled and Tady said he would give her to the "Good People".
So he hoisted her on his back and went to a fort that was near by. When he drew near the fort he shouted "Gentlemen of the fort I give you up Nancy" and he heard a voice saying "Thank you Tady, bring home your lady". So he was forced to bring her home again.
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2020-09-23 12:15
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the usual way but this fellow did not know the rule and as soon as his bullock jumped he shouted. "Well Over" and immediately he was left standing on the bank and the others went ahead leaving him there. He did not come home until the next evening. The river was near Drumshambo.
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2020-09-23 12:14
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Taking anything out of an Eye:
If anything went into our eyes when we were young lads, my mother would take it out by licking it with her tongue, and saying,
Tá Dia ar do cheann, Tá Mhuire Máthair ar a glúin.
Tógaidh an rud seo as do shúil.
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2020-09-23 12:13
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There is supposed to be a treasure in Cloonameenahan near Ballyrush Co. Sligo. One night two men were told in a dream to go and get the treasure. They were to have it up before day and none of them could leave the place while they were taking up the treasure. If anyone left while they were digging the others would be killed.
A man came on who was going to see his cows and they coaxed him to stay and help. Anyone who came was to stay there. When they had reached the stone covering the treasure he went off to see his cows. The others were so afraid that they ran off for fear they would be killed. The other man came back and dug but he got nothing but a pot of bones.
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2020-09-23 12:11
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The Leipreachan or Mermaid.
11th July, 1938.
The lepreachan is a small little fellow. He wears a red coat and a cap of green. He lives in a fort with the fairies. He is always mending the fairies shoes out in the moonlight night.
One time a man saw a leiprachan mending shoes at a crossroads and the man ran and caught him and brought him home with him. he put him into a box would not let him go until he would give him gold. The man kept him in the box for seven years and one day as he was walking along the sea and he saw a block of timer. He was about to bring it home and then he thought it was too heavy and did not bring it. When he cam home the leipreachan began to laugh. The man asked him what was he laughing at. The leipreachan said that there was a pot of gold in the timber and he was too lazy to bring it home. Then the leipreachan told him there was a pot of gold in the garden and the man ran home and forgot to close the lid on the box. Then the leipreachan
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2020-09-23 12:10
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A burn of a nettle is cured by breaking a dock-leaf and rubbing it to the burn.
"Crane's Bill" a herb that grows in old disused walls and dry fences is a cure for rheumatics. It should be boiled slowly for a couple of hours, and when the water cools off to drink it. It is coloured black, and tastes like cold tea.
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2020-09-23 12:09
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Himself and his wife had to return home with the loss of a finger and an eye.
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2020-09-23 12:08
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A giant and his wife were climbing the side of Barnaribbon Bray on Benbulben one day, they had a quarrel and she fled from him. He took up a stone weighing about seven tons and fired it from Barnaribbon Bray to the sea field in Lissadell at her a distance of five miles. The stone is still to be seen there yet.
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2020-09-23 12:06
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The Derragoola made a spring and dashed right through, but McLoughlin with a sword severed his head from his body, which enabled him to go back in peace.
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2020-09-23 12:06
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One day during the penal times, a parson who is said to have lived in Milltown heard that the priest of the Parish was to say Mass for his people in some backward place. It is said that the parson went on the road before the priest and waited in hide for him, as he intended to hang him from a tree in the side of the road. The priest came along, and whether he knew that the parson was watching for him or not he passed the place where the parson was without the parson ever seeing him, and he went away and said Mass for his people. Some days afterwards, the parson, who was very disappointed because the priest evaded him went and hanged himself from the very same tree. Eoghan Ruadh who was working with some farmer there at the same time happened to pass by the tree while the parson was still hanging from it. When he saw the parson he looked at him and said: -
Is ministir ó'n [?] thú
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Shé mo chreach is mo mhíle cás
Nách bhfuil gach aon crann ar luise Pál,
Lán da'd thoradh gach aon lá.
Taken down from (See O'Connell other page).
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2020-09-23 12:06
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A Collection of Prayers.
18-7-'38.
There are for corners on my bed, there are four Angels over hear. Mathew, Mark, Luke and John God bless the bed that I ly on.
Live Jesus live and let it be my life to die for love of Thee.
Jesus be the stalk Mary be the flower, Jesus Mary and Joseph be with me at my dying hour.
Infant Jesus meek and mild, pity me a little child. Pity me and pity mine suffer me to come to thee. heart of Mary I implore Thee. Heart of Jesus I adore Thee. Heart of Joseph pure and just. In these three hearts I place my trust.
Jesus assist me. Mary give me power. Jesus, and Mary protect me every hour.
O, my Jesus give me patience, My Mother Mary restrain my tongue.
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2020-09-23 12:05
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One day during the penal times, a parson who is said to have lived in Milltown heard that the priest of the Parish was to say Mass for his people in some backward place. It is said that the parson went on the road before the priest and waited in hide for him, as he intended to hang him from a tree in the side of the road. The priest came along, and whether he knew that the parson was watching for him or not he passed the place where the parson was without the parson ever seeing him, and he went away and said Mass for his people. Some days afterwards, the parson, who was very disappointed because the priest evaded him went and hanged himself from the very same tree. Eoghan Ruadh who was working with some farmer there at the same time happened to pass by the tree while the parson was still hanging from it. When he saw the parson he looked at him and said: -
Is ministir ó'n [?] thú
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Shé mo chreach is mo mhíle cás
Nách bhfuil gach aon crann ar luise Pál,
Lán da'd thoradh gach aon lá.
Taken down from (See O'Connell [?] page).
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2020-09-23 12:05
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Born was I of flesh and blood
As other creatures be
And now neither flesh nor bone
They don't remain in me
They took me from my mother's side
Where I was finally bred.
And when to perfect age I came
They then cut off my head
They gave me to a poisonous ink
By it such powers I had
To set at war the best of friends
And make true lovers glad
All this I did and ten times more
My mission to fulfil
Through of myself I have no power
But by my guider's will.
Answer: A quill pen.
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2020-09-23 12:03
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May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere known and loved.
Jesus meek and humble of heart make my heart like unto thine.
As I lay down this night to sleep, my God ly down with me. The cross of the nine white Angels from the top of my head to the soles of my feet May I not ly down with evil and may evil not ly down with me
As I lay down my head to sleep, I leave my soul to God to keep and if I die before I wake, O leave my soul to God to keep.
As I look up as I look down, As I look over the heavenly crown. I see the blessed Virgin Mary. Seven mass books in her hand. Seven priests singing and seven bells ringing.
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2020-09-23 12:01
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that he would go away healed.
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2020-09-23 12:00
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and give men over seventy years living in the neighbourhood knows Irish. There is a river which passes our house and it flows from Mr. Smiths field down to the main road a distance of three miles. There is a wood right at the foot of Benbulben mountain and there are also a couple of wells in the neighbourhood.
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2020-09-23 11:56
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mountains and the lights of the town at night while in the background stands the stately Benbulben mountain and the green foliage of the wood. These two roads are the only ones in my district.
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2020-09-23 11:55
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a card from each other until at last nothing is left with the exception of the remaining Queen and whoever holds her is said to be the "Old Maid".
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2020-09-23 11:54
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were raw turnips, nettles and other weeds. It was several years after the famine before the people settled down to work again and people still say that the periods of famine and distress were due to the failure of the potato crop.
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2020-09-23 11:51
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384
Sean Fhochail.
66Time and tide wait for no man.
67.Even crows think its own young is white.
68.Give (to people)an inch and they'll take a mile as well.
69.You will be heard (crying)in "the Domhan Soir"
70.What is bred in the flesh comes out in the bone.
(People inherit good and bad qualities)
71.He wants his loaf and the price of it.
Gobán Saor's advice.
72.Your pocket is your best friend.
73.As snug (comfortable)as the Buglers when twelve of them were round a goose.
In East Clare there are many families of the name.The tradition about them were Buglers in army).This is how they used to be called years ago Búglers -Now Bug'lers.They are most thrifty hard working and nearly always well off people.They keep a good tight hold of money and know and know its value .Because of that people say of others ,"They are as tight as the Buglers,when twelve of them were round a goose"
Today I got another version of this from school children ."As tight as the Buglers when 14 of them were around a herring" This is said in Searmhas.
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2020-09-23 11:46
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battle.
He died on the Island of Iona in 597 and he was buried there. In later years it is said his body was brought back to Ireland and he was laid to rest in Downpatrick in the one tomb with St. Brigid and St. Patrick. He was called by the four masters:
A famous man by whom hostages were held
A pious solider of the race of Conn.
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2020-09-23 11:43
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Meat was only eaten on rare occasions and it was usually salted. Bacon was the principal kind of meat eaten and fish was a very common meal among the people. People did not eat late at night.
At Easter the people made a habit of eating a lot of eggs but this habit is gone out of fashion long ago. In years gone by the people hardly knew the taste of tea but in every house it is taken three or four times a day now. Before cups became common a tin mug and a vessel called a noggin was used.
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2020-09-23 11:41
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The landlords had full power over their tenants and for the very trivial acts they were greatly punished. If a man only caught a hare or cut a tree he might have to flee from the country. All the tenants had to give a certain number of day's work on the home estate.
A story is told of a man Warren Henry who lives in Miltown close to this school, who had a two storey house built and ready for putting the slates on it. It is said that he cut a tree in the wood nearby, this so offended the landlord that he would not allow the house to be slated and it had to be thatched. It remains thatched unto this day.
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2020-09-23 11:37
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By this they mean that people who know best say most.
Other local ones are:
The hills are green far away.
Paper does not refuse ink.
Smooth waters run deep.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
A half loaf is better than no bread.
Long churning makes bad butter.
It's a long road that has no turning.
Two hands are better than one.
Where there's a will there's a way.
Hunger is the best sauce.
Waste not, want not.
Think before you throw.
Throw not good money after bad.
Wide will wear, but tight will tear.
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2020-09-23 11:34
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are grown in my district are:- "Duke of York", "Great Scott", "Kerr's Pink" "Golden Wonder", "British Queens" "Irish Queens" "Arran Crest" "Arran Pilot" "Champions" "Epicure" "Ruby Queens" "Flounders" "Arran Banner" and "Arran Scout".
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2020-09-23 11:31
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for scalds and burns. Lobelin is used in chest complaints. Carrigeen moss a kind of seaweed was taken by the people of this district for coughs and colds and is used up to the present day. Parafin is used up to the present day. Parafin oil is a great cure for a cold.
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2020-09-23 11:31
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Emblems and Objects of Value
12th September, 1938.
On St. Bridgid's eve we get a bundle of rushes and the youngest member of the family stands in the threshold and cries aloud "Let Bridgid in" and all inside answers "Bridgid is welcome" and the rushes are brought in and left on the kitchen table. Each member of the family sits around and makes their share of crosses. When they are finished they are put up in the roof of the house to protect it from all sorts of storms and from fire.
On May eve we gather may flowers and put them on the windows and scatter them on the street. We also bring a whin bush to the house to keep away the fairies.
Palm is blessed on palm Sunday. It is put up in the house and in the byre. Some people burn it in time of thunder.
We always keep holy water in the house. It is sprinkled at night and
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2020-09-23 11:29
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in former times. Fretwork is also a favourite pastime for the boys of my district. Some people greatly enjoy making rugs during the winter months.
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time of storm. We bring water from St Patrick's well also. It is used for sprinkling and there is a cure in it.
We bring clay from Knock. There is a cure in the clay and we rub it to any part that is sore. There is a priest's grave in Drumahair and people go and bring clay from the grave. They put the clay under the person's head and they sleep on it for one night and most people get cured.
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2020-09-23 11:27
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Severe weather never caused any damage worth recording in this locality, with the exception of that known locally as "The night of the big wind" in 1839. This wind did considerable damage. It left houses roofless, uprooted trees and the roads were blocked in several areas by fallen trees. Apart from that night no serious damage ever was done in this area, caused by weather conditions.
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2020-09-23 11:26
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a castle in it.
There is a high rock near the sea which is called the "devils bridge." There was a jiant on this rock one time and he was trying to make a road out through the sea. A priest stopped him. The jiant began to fight with the priest the priest killed the jiant. The jiant is buried there. He left the track of his five fingers on the rock. From that day it is called the devils bridge.
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2020-09-23 11:25
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bad omen, and their reckoning has proved to be correct. On the first time it happened a man named Carroll was killed on the mountain by lighting. The second time it happened a man named Scanlon lost his life under tragic circumstances. The last time it happened was in 1922 and immediately afterwards Brigadier Devins and his comrades were near where the rock fell.
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383
Sean -Fhochail
52 When the devil was sick a saint would be when he was well,the devil a saint was he .
People make good resolutions in times of danger and when the danger is over the resolutions are not kept.
53.Half a loaf of bread is better than no bread.(Take the thing you can get if it is much less than you desire)
54.There is no use crying over (spilled )spilt milk.
55.Be ware of the cows that spills her milk.
56.The wise man carries his coat the fine day.
57.Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
58.A stitch in time saves nine.
59.The long thread for the lazy tailor.
60.A long stitch for a friend.(Careless sewing for the friend -good for tomorrow.)
61.Never throw out the dirty water till you have the clean water in.
62.The best of goods are made up in small parcels.
63.Easily got easily gone-
ill got -ill gone-(said of stolen goods)
64.The longest day will end.No matter how long the night the day will come.
65.People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Beware of talking of defects in other people.Some of these defects may be in yourself.
66If you have a goat even to sell be in the middle of the fair with it.
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2020-09-23 11:24
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Local Place Names
20-9-'38.
These are some of the names which we call our fields and hills.
The sallies, the hill field, the sipsilon, moonenen, the fort, Tommie's hill, Nellie Oatsis hill, Burke's field.
The field that is called the sallies is called that because there used to be sallied growing in it.
The hill field got its name from a big hill that is in the field. There is a fairy fort in the field we called "the fort."
Tommies hill got its name because it was a man named Tommie that owned it.
There was a woman named Nellie Oats who lived on top of the hill and when he died the hill was called after her.
We call another field Burkes field because it was owned by a man named Burke. Another field is called the castle field because long ago there was
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2020-09-23 11:22
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these cures and they claim that they were of more value than doctor's medicine.
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went away with him. According to historical facts she repented for this act and entered a convent where she died.
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2020-09-23 11:18
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the sheep who was keeping watch over his flock. He ordered the man to go to his house and get whatever food stuff he needed for himself and his family. So this poor honest soul saved his character and his neck from the gibbet as sheep stealing was a capital offence in those terrible times.
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2020-09-23 11:16
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There is a story told of a happening which occurred in this district during the famine years of 1846-1947. The people who lived in those
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2020-09-23 11:16
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Bird Lore
January 31 " 1 " 1938
These are some wild birds which are to be found in my District. Swans, Wild Geese, Wild Ducks, Water Hens, Pheasants, Seagulls, Thrush, Blackbirds, Crows, Magpies, Pigeons, Robins, Wrens, Swallows, Sparrows, Hawks, Blue Birds, Cuckoo, Goldfinch.
All these are wild birds. The Swallows fly away when Winter comes. before they gather together on the top of a barn and off they go. We can judge the weather by the swallows. When they fly low we will have rain and if they fly high we will have good weather.
The Cuckoo leaves for another Country when summer is over.
When winter comes the wild Geese come to Ireland.
The Robin and the wren and other birds stay winter and summer. The Robin builds her nest in a mossy bank.
The Crow builds his nest on the top of a tall tree. If she builds it dow low we will have a storm.
The sparrows builds their nest in the eaves of
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2020-09-23 11:15
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it strange that a train would be coming at this untimely hour of the night. It came along and stood almost beside him and he could see the people in the carriage and the engine working. Just out of a sudden it gave a short whistle and went back the way it came and vanished.
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2020-09-23 11:13
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back beside his own house. This man thought it was the fairies took him and was very frightened after his experience and did not go out visiting unescorted any dark night afterwards.
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2020-09-23 11:12
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hill a man namer Pat Coyle build a big wall round the high hill so that no tinkers could not get there horses in over wall.
Jordan's Field. A field that no body owned and the Jordans used to put there cattle and calfs ans the pigs also. The name of our village is Windsor. The why that they called it Windsor is one time ago there was a man living in the house before us and there was fifty two room in the house
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2020-09-23 11:11
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Around Ballintogher there was a man who went one night on a visit to a neighbours
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2020-09-23 11:10
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of houses. The Wren builds her nest in the eaves of houses also. The swallows build their nests in holes in walls. The Cuckoo does not build a nest at all. She lays her egg in another birds nest and the birds rear the young cuckoo. The Cuckoo is a very lazy bird. The Cuckoos egg is blue. The Blackbird's eggs and the Thrush's eggs are blue with a brown spots on them.
The Robins eggs are brown like the Wrens. Every bird sits three weeks on the eggs. Boys are told that if they rob a birds nest that they will get a stone bruise.
if the Seagulls fly in from the sea we will have a storm, but if they stay by the sea we will have good weather.
This is the story of the Robin and the Wren and Our Saviour. When the soldiers were going after Our Saviour they asked the Robin if any man went that way. The Robin said "Not since that wheat was sown." They asked the Wren and he said that the wheat was sown yesterday. The Soldiers then stuck a spear in the Robins side and that is the reason she has a red Breast. Some old people say that what the Robin went pitying Our Lord on the Cross and that a Drop of his Blood fell on her breast and that is the reason she has a
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2020-09-23 11:10
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man and showed him where the ghost was standing in the tree. The man put up his gun took aim and fired into the tree exactly where the ghost was. The man heard a rush from the tree and also terrible cries as the ghost was going away in the distance. The man said it went out a mountain as they knew by the screech the way it took. The ghost never troubled this particular house afterwards.
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2020-09-23 11:08
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In the townland of Cartonhugh Co. Sligo there was a house, which was haunted by a ghost in the days of long ago. There was two outside doors one on each side of the house opposite each other. At a certain hour every evening when the occupants of the house would be sitting round the fire
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2020-09-23 11:08
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jurney and to meet a man first. When you are going on a jurney it is very unlucky to retoran. It is very unlucky to go a short cut with a funeral. It is a very unlocky sign to kill a cricket. It is very lucky to have crickets in your house. It is very unlucky to see a dog eaten grass. It is a very unlucky sign to see a ring roung the moon.
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2020-09-23 11:07
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One old man claimed when as a young boy to took a swelled knee and it was painful. He got one of his parents to go to bring him the blessed clay. It was put on the knee for him in the evening and at twelve o'clock that night, he claimed that he felt five cold fingers nibbling down his knee and then stopped. After a while he got his parents to remove the bandages off the knee with the result that the swelling was on the knee and the stiffness was gone and it was fully cured.
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2020-09-23 11:05
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your shoulder. If the sparks fly out of the fire you will have good luck. If you have a pack of cards in your pocket when you are going on a jurney you will have no luck. It is lucky to put a burned coal and a grain of salt in your pocket when you are going on a jurney. If a person put on a pair of stockens in side out and not knowing it they would have good luck. It is very lucky when you are going on a
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2020-09-23 11:05
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began to sigh and murmur and the rain fell in quick drops. The poor Thrush cold and miserable shook his ruffled feathers as he crouched in an oak tree and thought no more of Spring. But the Thrush had learned his lesson to boast no longer.
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2020-09-23 11:04
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This holy man died on the 26th of December 1837, and he was buried in the Franciscan abbey of Creevalea Dromahair Co. Leitrim. A simple slab of stone is over his grave with a plain cut stone
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2020-09-23 11:03
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in doing this he stained his breast with the blood. There is another story told about the Robin and our Lady. Once as the Blessed Virgin was sitting out side his cottage door, a tiny straw was blown into her eye. A little brown bird seeing her distress flew off in haste to fetch his friend the Swallow. The swallow gently picked the straw out of the eye. There is another story told about St. Peter and the thrush. One mild day St. Peter was walking under the bare trees. High above him a Thrush was pouring out a stream of melody to welcome the coming Spring. The thrush stopped his song as St. Peter spoke to him and bad him good morning "Good morning" replied the thrush but I am too busy to listen. The day is my wedding day and to morrow my brother gets married. I am busy making Summer and he continued his song. St. Peter looked up at the pale sun and scurring clouds that ran over the sky. Towards the evening the evening the wind
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2020-09-23 11:03
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was of the feudal tyrant class and it seems he had not much sympathy for the poor peasantry. At the priests bidding death went and in the early morning Fr. McGovern said to his house keeper "you will hear some news today Captain John's is dead". In those days there used to come a bread cart from Dromahair daily and when the housekeeper went down to the road to get her supply for the day, the first news the driver had for her was that Captain John's was dead.
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2020-09-23 11:01
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sing to brake a mirror. It is a very unlucky sign if you are going on a jurney and a wasel to cross the road beafore you. No thirteen is very unlucky. If you meet a red haired woman early in morning bless your self and if you meet a red hair priest go home. It is very unlucky to bring out milk and bring it back again. It is very unlucky to go in one door and out the other door of the house with a spade on
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2020-09-23 11:00
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A story is told of his duel with death. When Fr. McGovern's days on this earth were coming to a close, death appeared to him one night and said "I have come for you". "I am not fully prepared to go yet" said he "I want some further time to prepare myself before I go before Almighty God. "Well I cannot go back" said death "without my message". "I will not go said Fr. McGovern go and bring Captain Johns of Dromahair with you". This man
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2020-09-23 10:59
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Bird Lore
28th January, 1938
In our district there are many birds. The birds most common are the Robin, Blackbird, Thrush, Wren, Sparrow, Curlew, Pigeon, Crows, Cuckoo, Corncrake and Swallow. The cuckoo, swallows, and corncrake migrate.
The Robin builds in mossy banks. The wren builds in the wall. She lays eighteen eggs. The sparrow builds in the hedges. She lays five blue eggs. The birds sit on the eggs for three weeks.
We can judge the weather but the birds. The Robin sings under the hedge for rain and she geos to the top of the tree for good weather.
The are different stories told about these birds and the Saints. When out Lord was dying on the cross the Robin fluttered on the cross. With his wings he endeavoured to wipe away the tears. He also struggled to draw out the thorns and
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2020-09-23 10:57
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leaves are on the threes it is the sign of a bad year. There is an old saying. If the Cockoo sings on a bear thoran sell your cow and buy corn. If a headshogue comes out on Candlesmas Day and see the sun shining he will go back for another month. It is a very unlucky sign for a woman to come into your house early in the morning. If you kill a frog you will have no luck. If you kill a spider you will have no luck. It is a very unlucky
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2020-09-23 10:56
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Ballymote a distance of ten miles. The landlord got no cattle to stay on the land afar this and he was so harassed following them up and gathering them back to the land that he had to divide the farm into lots and give them to the tenants.
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2020-09-23 10:55
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red breast.
The sparrow waits for the Cuckoo I think it is the sky Lark that chases her.
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2020-09-23 10:55
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Lack of information does not permit me to give a full account of the life and works of this holy priest. A story is told of his early boyhood. It was a custom in far off days and it prevails in some places up to the present day with young people to play tricks on November eve or Halloween. They had an idea if they performed a certain duty on that night they
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2020-09-23 10:54
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It is a lucky signe to get a opened safety pin on the road. It is a very lucky sign to see a yung lamb with his head turned to you. A [?] mouse is very lucky. It is very lucky to meet a frog on the road when you are going any where. It is a very lucky sign to meet a boy and a ass when you are going on a jurney
It is a very lucky sign to get the foure leaved Shamrock. If the cochoo sings before the
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2020-09-23 10:54
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Local Cures.
15 February 1938.
Here in Ireland, back in the middle ages the people knew very little about doctors. There were local people who had cures for every disease that was known at that time. Headaces were cured by measuring the head with a handkerchief. Moat in the eye was cured by prayer and a bowl of water.
The rose was cured by butter. Heart-fever was cured with a bowl of oat meal. Mumps were cured by some person whose father and mother were of the same name. They put on a donkeys halter and lead the patient to the first running stream and gave three sups of water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Whooping cough was cured by feret's leavings, or to creep out under a donkey.
There are many cures for warts. There is a wart well at Ashbrook Ballyshannon. Another cure was to rub a snail tot he wart and tie a piece of thread round it and
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2020-09-23 10:53
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tearing the ground expecting to see a good deal of ground torn up. To their surprise none of the land was disturbed. After this happened no more challenges were issued as the people kept in the memory and used to relate it for many a year.
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2020-09-23 10:51
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bones mostly human when sinking for a foundation. This goes to prove that a big battle must have been waged around this old castle in the distant past.
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2020-09-23 10:50
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the chincaugh If it could be got and boiled and to drind the duse of it. A lot of people say that if you have sore corns and to put fat meat on them it would cure them. A lot of people also say that if you bring a pint of mild to a ferret and the remaining he leaves after him is a very good cure for the chincough or the measels. If a foxes tongue was got and saved in a glass or in a box or anything and if a person
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2020-09-23 10:50
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him his story.
Father Pine told him that he should neber peg a stone after the sun sets. He told Matthew to go home and not to heed about the rat. Next morning as Matthew was going to his work he found the rat dead on the path. He was very thankful to the priest for having saved his life.
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2020-09-23 10:49
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hang it to a bush. Wild-fire was cured by rubbing a gold ring or by writing your name round it with a pen and ink.
The seventh son or daughter has the cure of ring-worm. Convulsions are cured by hitting the person with a handful of ashes, Indian meal or Oat meal, or anything that cannot be counted.
There are two holy Wells in my district, They are known as St. Patrick's well, or Tobar Padraig. Another is known as Marchels well near Kinloguh. Cures can be got for people and cattle. It is the best holy well in Ireland, because when a station is stone if you are to be cured there will be an immediate improvement and if not you will get worse. For that reason many people do not like to go to it. There is another well known as the spaw well. Cures can be got for many diseases in animals.
There are many wells in County Donegal, The Abbey Ballyshannon. There is another well known as Doon well.
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2020-09-23 10:48
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About fifty years ago a man named Matthew Taheny was working in Mr. Ormsby's as a servant boy. One dark evening at about nine o'clock as he was returning
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2020-09-23 10:47
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Next day she put her in the pot and set it on the fire to boil. When she thought it should be boiled she took the lid off it to look at it.
The bantom flew out of the pot and slapped her wings 3 times and flew out the door and was never seen again.
Mrs. Scanlon was nearly out of her wits and vowed that she'd never keep a bantom again.
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2020-09-23 10:45
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going to bed and it will be out in the morning. If there is a little lump in side in your eye get seven thorns of a goosbery bush and take one thoran each day until the seven thorns are used and the little lump will be gone. If your hand or foot wer bleding very hard and your not able to stop it get a cobweb and leav it on the
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2020-09-23 10:45
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Long ago it was customary for the people to keep a great flock of fowl. In the district of Castledargan there lived a woman named Scanlon who had a flock of 32.
One fine summers day as Mrs. Scanlon was feeding the fowl what did she yet but a young bantom hen coming up the field. She didn't pass any heed of her but left her with the other fowl.
In three weeks time she hunted the bantom away from the other fowl but she came back again. Then Mrs. Scanlon suggested to kill the bantom but her daughter Kate told her not to.
One night when Kate was at a dance in the woodstore she said she'd kill the bantom. At twelve o'clock that night Mrs. Scanlon went out to the hen house and killed the bantom
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2020-09-23 10:44
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Many people go there. Miracles have been wrought at it. There are many holy wells in county Sligo.
They have many cures for cattle . Black-leg is cured by putting a copper wire round the animals or by giving it garlic. Bats are cured by many things Salt and soda or the first who sees them, if a man he hits it with his cap if a woman hits it with her apron. Chill is cured by Ginger, mustard and soda. There is no disease but the old people have cures for.
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2020-09-23 10:42
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and the chin coff will go.
There is a good cure in a foxes toung if there is a thorn in your hand or foot put the foxes tong to it when you are going to bed at night and when you are up in the morning it will be out.
If there was a thorn in your hand, or foot put a little pice of fat bacon on when you are
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2020-09-23 10:41
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was an old fort covered all over with bushes.
Mr Bree started to work one day and tore down the fort and rooted all the bushes. Then he levelled the fort even with the field. Out of this fort he shovelled heaps of bones and skulls but he didn't pass any heed of it.
After a few days time he set potatoes in it and thought that he would have an excellent crop.
In three weeks time Mr. Bree and his two jennets were dead and the ridges were turned back into their own place and the for remained as if it had never been disturbed.
This example taught the people that they should never touch a fort.
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2020-09-23 10:40
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There are three lovely green woods. one wood covers about 40 acres. Another wood covers about 30 acres and another wood covers about 14 acres. There are also a few streams flowing through my Townland.
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2020-09-23 10:40
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If any body has the chin coff and to see a man passing with a white horse to ask him what was the cure for the chin coff and what ever the man with the white horse sayes to get for it get it
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2020-09-23 10:39
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is full of hills, valleys, green fields and beautifully sheltered by green woods. The sparkling waters of the Duff river flow gently through my Townland. The old people can tell stories about the bridge. It is called Mary's Bridge. There is a very nice stone engraved in the bridge showing the time it was built. This is the story.
Mary's bridge was built in the year 1817, by Mary Dickson B. L. Tawley. She was a member of the Bodkin Family from Co Galway. She built the bridge at her own expense and when it was completed she got her Christian name and the date of the year it was built engraved in a stone in the centre of the bridge. There is a nice lake in my district called Lock Leiney. There is a song composed about my Townland a few lines of which I will now quote.
In May and June when flowers bloom and warbles sing on every tree
In that Woodland cover near the Duff river that winds its way through Sweet Tawley.
Its nursery and orchard is decorated with some rare flowers from beyond the sea.
There's green trees growing where the Duff is flowing near Woodville Lawn in Sweet Tawley.
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2020-09-23 10:38
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About a hundred years ago a man named Bree ploughed nos buide with two jennets. In the centre of the field there
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2020-09-23 10:36
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cut and it will stop it. If a person had the tinn coff give a ferrit milk and what he has left give it to the person that has the tinn coff and it will make it better. If there is a cut on you let a dog lick it and it will make it better. If you had a cold to take sume corrigen mos and it will get better. If you had a sore troate to get a pince of
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2020-09-23 10:35
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serve breakfast after mass. Biddy who cooked the meal prepared the tea as it was a novelty in those days. She laid the table in the usual way but after making the tea she kept the leaves and put them on a plate with a roll of butter and set the priest to breakfast who on seeing what he was given asked "O Biddy where is the juice of this?". "O, Musha" said Biddy "sure I threw it out Father". "Well" said he "that's what I wanted.
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2020-09-23 10:33
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My Home District
29th November, 1937.
My leisure hours affords me opportunities to look around my home district. I live in the Townland of Tawley in the parish of Kinlough and the diocese of Kilmore. There are a large number of Families in my District. Giving a guess at the number of people, it is about one hundred and fifty six. The Family name most common in my Townland is Kelly.
There are a large number of houses slated but there are more houses thatched. I do not know how Tawley got its name. It must be very far back in History.
There are a few old people in my district. I am sure they know plenty of Irish stories. The oldest woman is named Mrs McNulty. She is very nearly one hundred years old. There are more houses now in my Townland than long ago. There is one old ruin, it is called Woodville Mansion. It belonged to the Dixon Family of long ago. It was built four story high. The walls are covered now with ivy. There was also a large orchard around it. In Autumn the apple trees are covered with red apples. The old people can tell storied about it. My Townland
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2020-09-23 10:31
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Many and strange were the customs in Ireland long ago. Some years ago the stations were called to a house in a neighbouring locality. At that time the custom was as it is now, to
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2020-09-23 10:29
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One time a man named Ned Daly was coming home from Sligo when he met a funeral procession at Ballygawley lake. Some were on horseback and others
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2020-09-23 10:26
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Long ago a man used to go to a certain house playing cards, and would not come home till very late. This night he was coming home and he had to pass a church, and he used say no prayer for the dead. This night he heard a voice saying "Why don't you say a prayer for us?" The man went away home and he died the following day.
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2020-09-23 10:25
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head asks for something more sloppy. The poultry in the farmyard stand on one leg and pick their fluff. A donkey with his back to the wind heedless of the world spells bad weather. The Cuckoo soars low and ceases her magic notes. Insects get busy and annoy very much by biting. Sitting by the fire one observes blue flames when storm is nigh.
People take this as an omen for a good Spring, if the Crow builds on the upper branches of a tree. It is said that one always feels sleepy and drowsy when rain is approaching.
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2020-09-23 10:24
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Long ago a man by the name of John Carroll who lived in Kilmore had a fort which was full of stones. One day he tackled his horse and cart and went to draw the stones. The first night he went to bed he dreamt that his brother who had died some time before that came to him and told him to stop drawing the stones or that something would happen before he would have them all drawn. So he took no notice of that. The following day he went to draw the stones again. When he had finished that evening he carried his horse for a drink, and when he was coming home his horse fell and broke his leg. He went home and went to bed and died a week after. So one
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2020-09-23 10:23
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Nora Mary Reidy
Pleasure Hill
Newmarket
Co. Cork.
My mother who is Mrs. M. Reidy told me this story.
(age 48 years)
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2020-09-23 10:22
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Weather Lore
8 November, 1937
A star like blue sky tinged with azure clouds, a golden sun dazzling strong, and a sheet o f twinkling stars mark the coming of good weather.
The chief signs of good weather are, to hear the sea roaring furiously towards Donegal, the mountains as clear as to see any insects on them, the beautiful tinted rainbow at sun rise, the lark, thrush, and swallow soaring high in the air, A clutch of fluffy little ducks as they waddle in the water without a quack, a donkey grazing in the midde of a green pasture and above all the Cuckoo as she chants aloud her beautiful strain.
The most remarkable omens of bad weather are white waves on the sea, and the water dashing against the cliffs in the direction of Mullaghmare. The crickets sing on the hearth The mountains appear near. The brillant colours of a rainbow at sunset The swallows floating low are signs of rain. The usual quack of the duck as it lifts and lowers its well shaped
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2020-09-23 10:21
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was drawn in small heaps as it did not require much the second year.
They start at the end of a ridge and shovel out about 4 ft of the capping and make it into a round shape. There are twelve sciolsin spread on this space of ground. The solid part of the ridge underneath is dug in long sods and placed out down on the seed. Where these sods are cut there is room for four more rows of sciolsin and so on until the ridge is finished.
Nora O' Sullivan.
Glenlara.
Newmarket.
Co. Cork.
I obtained this story from my father
John O' Sullivan.
(50 years)
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2020-09-23 10:19
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of his brothers drew back the stones and they are there all the time.
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2020-09-23 10:18
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One of the games I play is "Tips". All the children make a big ring around the play-field. One child must start the tips. He must go all round the ring made by the children, and count up to a certain number. The child that is tipping, and the child that is tipped must run around the ring, and which ever one of them is landed to the end of the ring first must stand with the rest of the children and the one that is last must go around again and tip.
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2020-09-23 10:16
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"Proverbs"
13th October, 1938.
These are some of the proverbs which I've heard of.
"A stitch in time saves nine."
"A sleeping fox catches no poultry."
"Two heads are wiser than one."
"A bird in (time) the hand is worth two in the bush.
"A half loaf is better than no bread.
"A rolling stone gathers no moss."
"Nature will break out through the eyes of a cat.
"An early bird takes the early bate."
"Hills look green far off.
"Look before you leap and think before you speak."
"Your shirt is nearer than your cat."
"Live horse and you'll get oats."
"The day of the wind is not the day of the scollup's
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2020-09-23 10:14
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One of the games which I play is hides. A lot of children stand together and one child must say the hides and this is what they say. "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven all good children go to heaven, halfpenny in the water, twopence in the sea, threepence in the railway and out go she". They also say, "Two, four, six, eight, Mary at a cottage gate, Eating plums out of a plate, Two, four, six, eight". "Little men minding cattle. Do you hear the money rattle. One two sky blue all out except you". "Itle atle blue bottle Itle atle out. Tea and sugar are my delight, and tea and sugar is out". "Ena, mena, mina mo, Catch a niger by the toe if he screeches leave him go, Ena, mena, mina mo". "One lady, two lady, ten. Babtist mountain English men, Cuda
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2020-09-23 10:07
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Cada, Eda, mada, bottle of ink, pink, stink. The person that is saying the hides keep on saying them until the last one is out and whoever is last out must tingle and she must continue to tingle until every one is in hide. When they are all in hide she will say: "I am going". When the children that are in hide see her coming they run to the spitting stone and whoever is caught before she is at the spitting stone must tingle next time.
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2020-09-23 10:07
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sides of a cummer or a shaded place, pulled in September dried and stored, the leaves are pounded and the juice extracted like tea and drank as a cure for liver trouble and rheumatism.
Eamon Mc Sweeney,
Taur,
Newmarket.
I obtained this from
Eugene O'Connell,
Taur,
Newmarket,
Co. cork.
(81 years)
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2020-09-23 10:05
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salt eat it your throat will get better. If there is cow pock on you get Quick silver unsalted butter and sulfer. If you get a burn get lime and linsead oil and put it on you it will cure it. If you have a cold get some butter milk and butter and sugar and boil it and take it when you are going to bed it will cure it. If you have a calf after a cold get a
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2020-09-23 10:03
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In the year 1891 there was a hurling team in Ballyduff who won the all-Ireland. This was only all-Ireland hurling final, that Kerry ever won. The most of these men were from around here. Their names were: John Mahony Kilmore, Pat O'Carroll Knopogue, James Mac Donnell Ballyduff, James Crowley Knopogue, James Pierce Hearthill, John Murphy Ahabeg, John Murphy Ballincrossig, Jack, Tim and Philip Mac Carthy Banna, Mike Reardon Ballyheigue, Pat, and Jack Keohane Banna, Mike Sullivan Knopogue, Jack Sullivan Rattoo, Frank Crowley, Ardoughter, Maurice Kelly Ahabeg, Maurice Fitzmaurice Ahabeg, Tom Dunne, Gleannadalamh; Pat Wynne Knopogue, and Pat Flanagan Cashen.
The men that were in the team, were labourers and farmers, and they left their work after them, and went and played the matches. They did not train
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2020-09-23 09:56
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before they played the all-Ireland, but every evening after stopping work, they went practising in some field around the place. At that time they didn't buy the hurleys, but they picked them in Rattoo, from the ash trees, and made them themselves. They had no hurling shoes that time, but they played bare-footed. The evening before the all-Ireland they went up to Dublin. The playing field that time were different from what playing field are now. Beside the two ordinary goal posts with the cross bar, there was another small post at each side of the big ones without a cross-bar. These were called the point-posts so called, because if you put the ball out between them it would be a point.
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2020-09-23 09:52
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Herbs
The most harmful weeds growing in this district are the nettle, dockleaf, scutchgrass and buacalán. These grow in rich land therefore causing havoc to crops. Other weeds are chicken weed, slanlus, cassearban, dandelion and bainne-cioc-ean.
Nettles are used for food and also rubbed to the affected part to cure rheumatic pains.
Dockleaf is used to take away the poison of a nettle sting. The seeds of the dockleaf are given to fowl.
Chicken weed is also given to fowl.
Slanlus is used to stop bleeding.
Dandelion is used to sure kidney trouble, it is boiled and the juice drank.
Pluirin Sliogán
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2020-09-23 09:49
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supposed to die within twelve months.
'Tisn't right to walk over a grave.
If the first person you met in the morning was a red-headed soldier, he'd hang you that day.
When a person dies, someone should wear his clothes and boots for three Sundays at Mass.
The hair you cut off you should keep, because you'ld be looking for it at the day of Judgement.
You should keep any teeth you pull, because you'ld be looking for them in the day of Judgement.
When a star falls, there's a soul gone to heaven.
People should never put the right age on a coffin; it should be a year younger or a year older.
It isn't right to open a coffin, from once it is closed.
The first person the cat looks at after washing his face will die before twelve months.
The person that shaves a corpse is always allowed to keep the razor.
A coffin should always be rested on chairs outside the door, before it is removed to the church or graveyard.
Everything that's left over after a wake (snuff, tobacco, candles, etc.) should not be returned or used again, but should be destroyed.
They say that if you'ld fall in a churchyard, that that day twelve months you'ld be dead.
Anything brought into a house after a person dying, shouldn't be removed out again until the person is buried.
'Tisn't right that a relation should make the coffin.
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2020-09-23 09:45
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muscles.
Nora O'Sullivan.
Glenlara
Newmarket.
Co. Cork.
I obtained this story from my father John O'Sullivan.
age 50 years
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2020-09-23 09:43
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The names of the three sisters were Latheran who lived at Cullen. Ingean Buide who lived at Dromtariffe. Lasair who lived at Cill-Lasrac near Newmarket, Co. Cork.
These sisters are said to have come from France and were a near relation of St Benjamin of Tullilease in the Co. of Cork
Eileen Angland
New Street
Newmarket
I obtained this story from my father:
M. Angland
New Street
Newmarket
(53 years)
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2020-09-23 09:37
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cured. After saying the rosaries people take a drink of the water. The Trinity well was never closed or drained.
Eamon Mc Sweeney.
Taur.
I obtained this from
Eugene O'Connell,
Taur,
Newmarket,
Co Cork
(age 81 years)
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2020-09-23 09:36
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Death:
You should always stop the clock when a person is dead in the house.
Every time you shiver someone walks over your grave.
A tinker is dead when a donkey is roaring.
When a star falls there's a soul gone to heaven, and you should let anything in your hand fall.
When a cock crows there's a Catholic dead.
When a person is dead and put in his coffin, four men of the same name should remove the remains.
The first person a cat looks at after washing his face, is the next in the house to die.
If the cock crows in the middle of the day, 'tis a sign that a person is dead.
If you saw a peacock's feather on the road you should pick it up. If you did not, someone would die in your family.
To hear a cock crowing is a warning for death.
If you heard a lonesome cry (Bean Sidhe) there would be someone dead in your family.
If a corpse doesn't stiffen, 'tis a sign of another death in the house.
If you died during the 12 days of Christmas, you'ld go straight to heaven.
Green fields in Winter make rich churchyards.
A person cannot die in a bed that has "Royalty" (i. e. anything belonging to the Government) in it.
It isn't lucky to light 3 cigarettes with one match, because the third person is
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2020-09-23 09:28
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Local Monuments.
There are many standing stones in the parish. There are eleven standing stones in the summit of Mr. Dennis Cronin's hill of Cappanabowl overlooking Drownaneise Lake. Ten stones are in a circle and one large stone is in the centre. The average height of the stones is about three feet
There are certain engravings or carvings in the stone in the centre.
A cross and certain lines are marked on it. It is generally supposed that these stones were adored by the Pagans before the Christian era. There is
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2020-09-23 09:13
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foreign flour and made a white cake of it.
Name: Nora Casey, Cahernacrine, Bantry, Co Cork.
Obtained from: Mrs Connolly, Cahernacrine, Bantry, Co. Cork.
Age: 71 yrs.
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2020-09-23 08:23
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every year and we buy two more. When we are calling the calves we say suk suk suk. We give the calves new milk till they are a month old then we give them skim milk.
The Goats. Some people keep goats around here. They keep them in a crag or in a place where bushes grow. The goats are milked and the milk is very good for tea.
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2020-09-23 08:17
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The Cow. We have three cows in our farm at home. We call one of our cows the Wild cow because she is very wild and the Young cow because she is very young and the Humpy cow because she always has a hump on her back. When we are driving the cows we say haba haba. The cows are put in the house in Winter and we call the house the cow house. They have straw under them in the night and they are tied with a chain around the neck and there is crook in the chain and it is tied to a link.
The Calves. We keep three calves
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2020-09-23 08:01
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3
He'd rise upon his heel a bit -
His cudgel thin he'd wheel a bit -
Like a doctor with a lancet, he would decorate yer crown;
If yer head wor like a [...]
Be me word, twould get the "jiggers",
Oh! a caution wud a kippin, is a boy
From Hugginstown.
4
An' see him at the hurlin;
Amid camann a-curlin',
The ball he sends it whirlin', like a bird before a gale;
The hills they shake with shoutin',
While the boys that ball are cloutin',
Thro' goal 'gainst all he sends it a shot
That cannot cannot fail.
5
See his thatchin, an' his sowin',
His cradlin', an' his sowin',
Sure, the sods he turns upwards are a
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2020-09-23 08:00
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Said the sergeant "Im sorry had this dance at all"
Oh bad luck from these women melodeon and all
But one day we will repay them with power and ball
For the trick they have played on us to-day in Lickbla.
The ladies made answer you [...]-faced [...]
You fat-headed gobeens you thick-headed loons
You think t'was your beauty attracted us there
But we have come to detain yous and let the lads clear
All the vermin that pestered the plains of Lickbla.
For these were the lands that our fore-fathers tilled
Where the homeless were sheltered the homeless were filled
Where the golden grain glistened in sunshine and breeze
And the rosy-cheeked apples adorned the trees
Around those beautiful homes that were once in Lickbla.
Names of person who told poem John O Reilly
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2020-09-23 08:00
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Hide and Go Seek. To play this game and number of girls may enter. I point to each girl while I am saying each work of this
Eena Meena
Myna Mo
Catch a [...]
By the toe
When he screeches
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2020-09-23 08:00
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The Care of our Farm Animals
We have several animals at home. Cows, Pigs, Calves, a horse, Hens, Chickens and Cats.
The cows names are "[...]", she is a black brown, "Spot", who is red and white, and "Baby". When we want to bring them in, we just call them by their names.
The cows are the nicest creatures I think. They are tied in cowhouse with a chain and hook and attached to a pole. There is a manger in front of each. The chain is tied around each cows neck.
We give cows turnips
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2020-09-23 07:59
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The Dog.
We always keep a dog at home. The dog we have at present is a cocker spaniel. His name is "[...]".
Although he is a cocker-spaniel he is the best dog we ever had to drive cattle and sheep. My Uncle goes out fowling during the shooting season and he needs him.
The lambs play with him and the sheep are never afraid of him. He is well able to bully the cattle.
He is very well minded. He is fed on porridge, bones, meat
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2020-09-23 07:59
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followed after him and when he overtook him outside said to him "That was a cleverly done as I ever saw." So there and then they formed their partnership. Their first venture was a failure. As they were going along the road they overtook a man driving a cow from the fair to his home. This man was carrying an overcoat, and the day being very hot he was perspiring freely. Murt Finnegan said to him "You are very warm. I will carry your coat for you as you are so warm." When they went together for a short distance Murt Finnegan dropped behind and fell on the road by the way, and began to tumble with the man's coat on him. The "[...]" Flynn looked back and exclaimed to the man "The fever hasn't left him yet". He went back, lifted him up, and brought him on again. The man who was driving the cow had great pity for him. The first cross-roads they came to they halted, and Murt Finnegan was giving him back the coat but the man refused to take it as he greatly feared the fever. When the man
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2020-09-23 07:59
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When calling cats "Pussy Pussy". Dogs are always called by their names "Bran" "Dano" "Shep" "[...]" "Spot" etc. When calling hens to their feed "Chuck Chuck" is said and for chickens "chick, chick, chick" is said. for ducks "feenie feenie" is used and for turkeys bee, bee is said. When people round the district are setting eggs they usually set their own, or eschange them for other eggs with the neighbours. A cross with a pencil is usually put on the eggs before setting them and a piece of iron is put under the straw in the nest to prevent the eggs being destroyed by lightning should a thunder storm occur. Eggs are rarely set in June as a June bird is said to be very weakly.
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2020-09-23 04:15
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found this out. Late the next night they came to the Volunteer's house and called him outside the door saying to the wife they would not harm him and they would let him back after a few minutes.
He was taken up the road and there he was shot dead on a cold dreary night the 14th of November 1920 for a crime he never committed. A few months later his comrades erected a headstone to this memory.
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2020-09-23 04:13
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There are no monuments in our district except a headstone which was erected in 1920 on the spot where an Irish Volunteer was shot.
Here is the story in brief of the incident. Three police were shot on the Four Mile House Road. This Volunteer was blamed as being one of the men who did the act and seemingly the "Black and Tans"
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2020-09-23 04:10
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And darkened was the page.
To me you were a guiding light.
But now that light is quenched for age.
My gentle Eileen Bán.
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2020-09-23 04:09
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I
Tis many years sweet Eileen Ban,
Since first at school we met.
Those happy hours, those dearest hours,
I never will forget.
I helped you at your little tasks,
Our minds together drawn.
And Oh! the pleasure of that time,
My gentle Eileen Bán.
II
How often at the entrance gate,
In expectation fond.
I'd wait and watch with longing eyes,
And scan the grove beyond,
To wait your lightsome form,
Come tapering like the fawn.
And Oh! the pleasure of that time,
My gentle Eileen Bán.
III
And if perchance you did not come,
That day would seem an age.
Neglected were my studies all,
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2020-09-23 04:04
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to be boiled and he said to the men, "If you are able to tell me a true tale you can all go safe and the steed, too." So the small man told the prince about one day he went into a giant's house and the giant's wife was about to kill her child and I asked here why she was doing so and she said the giant said so. I said do not kill the child and I went out and brought in some meat and we cut the finger off the child and boiled it. Then the giant thought the child was killed.
Then the prince said he did not believe it and the small man going out brought in the woman and she was the woman whom he saved. They got home safely and lived happy ever after.
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2020-09-23 04:00
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The girl got a pack of cards and she said to the boy, "If I win the first game you must do whatever I tell you," So she said to the youngest cut the cards and he did. So she won the game and she said now you must go and bring me a prince's steed and any one who went there never came back. The same thing was said to the next boy. But the next made her cut the cards and he won. He said, "I am going too, and your food until we return will be oats and water." The boys started and they did not (go) far until they met a small man and he asked them where they were going. So they told him. He said he had often tried to steal the steed but was unable. He said he would go with them and do his best to bring the steed. So they all got to the stable and there were bells on the steed. So they tied them and they were just going off with the steed when they were caught and the steed taken off them and they were to be put into boiling oil. Then the prince ordered the oil
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2020-09-23 03:53
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Genoy gave him to the king of Connacht and the king of Connacht gave him to the king of Leinster. The king was going to the battle of Maigh Tuireadh. He started from Tara with four firkins of butter but when he reached Longford only three could be found. He delayed a long time in searching for the other firkin but it could not be found and he was in a hurry to get to the battle.
He made straight across the country with the horse and the track is supposed to be one of the tracks which the horse made. When the king reached the battle the horse died because he did not get the fourth (firkin of butter) leg greased. When the horse died the Fir Bolgs got disheartened and were defeated.
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2020-09-23 03:49
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Roibárd asked the smith to curse him and if the curse did not come true he would cut off his head. The blacksmith said, "My own head is dearer to me than yours. That you may break your neck before you go a hundred yards from the forge."
Riobárd started on his horse and the blacksmith began beating the anvil and kept repeating the curse to make it come true. He had a watchman at the door and he used to ask him every now and then, "Is he riding yet." All of a sudden Roibárd's horse reared up and he fell from his horse and broke his neck.
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2020-09-23 03:44
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went from house to house making suits or anything one wanted. At that time the tailor came in to the house and made what one wanted. He was a tailor by trade and his name was Johnny Hanley.
A weaver is living in our village yet but he does not weave any now, His father made his living by weaving, but his son is a farmer. He was a weaver but gave it up, His name is Tom Burke.
I heard of people that used to make candles out of rushes and grease. They rendered lard and put it on the rush. Then when it was cooled it was a candle.
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2020-09-23 03:41
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and both priest and people were liable to death and torture. When a priest happened to be in the district word used to be sent round secretly to tell the people where and when Mass would be celebrated. They would steal out to such a place as this probably in the early dawn to assist at Mass, while scouts would be posted at various points to watch for the priest hunters. Often the priest would wear a veil so that the people could truthfully affirm they had not seen his face and could identify him. The story of this rock is - the priest is said to have been slain while celebrating Mass,-- just at the very moment of the Elevation, and his blood is supposed to be still seen on the stone.
I heard there was also an old church the north side of the barrack and people from all that side of the country went to hear Mass there. One day a lorry load of soldiers were passing by and they saw the people leaving it. So they went in and burned it to the ground. They brought away the priest and no one heard of what happened to him since, but the laws were that anyone who brought to the authorities the head of a priest would receive ten of fifteen pounds.
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2020-09-23 03:33
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"Monday for Wealth.
Tuesday for Health.
Wednesday the best day of all.
Thursday for crosses.
Friday for losses.
Saturday no good at all."
There is also an other rhyme about the colour of the dress,
"Married in blue, you are sure to be true.
Married in white your chosen all right,
Married in black you wish yourself back.
Married in green a shame to be seen.
Married in brown you live out of town."
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2020-09-23 03:30
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were peeled, and dipped in tallow. They were put on beams to dry and then used. Only the rich people had candles.
The Priesty was so called because the people of the house used to hide the priest there during the Penal times. There was a second door into the Priesty.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-23 03:28
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Long ago in Ireland, the houses were all thatched, and they were mostly one story high. The rich people thatched their houses with wheaten or oaten straw and the poor people with rushes.
They also thatched the gable ends. The rich people had their houses slated and the slates came from Kilkenny. Some of the houses had small bedrooms built back from the kitchen called "a priesty". The fireplaces were big and were generally in the middle of the house.
The windows were small and bad, as the English put a tax on windows, and the people closed them up. Some people had the front of the chimney done in wicker-work, plastered over with clay. Their doors were also woven rods. Turf was used by all, except those who were no near woods. People long ago had no light except rushes, which
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-23 03:22
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when spinning-wheels were used although there is no spinning done around here. There are several of them around but they have not been used for years.
On special occasions such as feast days, weddings, commemoration days bright gay clothes are worn, while at wakes, funerals and other solemn occasions dark clothes are worn.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-23 03:20
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miserly and were not very generous as most Irish people generally are. When we go into an Irish home the "bean a' righe" makes tea and if we are inclined to refuse she will say "Remember it is not in the tailors house you are," and we are obliged to accept the offer.
The tailor's gear is made up of the following implements, a sewing machine, and iron, needles, thimble, lap-board and ironing-board.
Very little shirt-making is done in this district, as ready-made shirts can be bought cheaply enough and it is not worth the trouble of cutting out and making them at home. There is no cloth made from flax around here as the soil is not suitable for flax growing.
Hand knit socks and stockings are very common around here especially with people who have old people staying in the house. They are not very economical, as it costs as much to buy wool as a machine-knit pair would cost finished and ready for wear. Still the old people have adhered to the habit since the days
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-23 03:13
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The clothes that are worn by the country people nowadays are made by tailors and dressmakers. In former times the tailors went from place to place and made the clothes in the homes of the people who required them, but nowadays they have special centres of their own and anybody who wants clothes made has to go to the tailors' or dressmakers' to have their proper measurements taken, so that the clothes when finished will properly fit the person to whom they belong.
In this district there are but two tailors, but it is quite enough, as the people generally go to the town tailors to get their clothes made. In days gone by there were more tailors in it, but trade slacked, and they were compelled to set up in other places or give up tailoring altogether.
It is said that tailors were always
duine anaithnid
2020-09-23 02:18
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Jack Rattigan was an old tramp long ago. He was a bank clerk in Dublin. He lost a great sum of money and he got a bit silly. HE used to pick up every bit of paper he would get. The people put "Jack the Papers on him. He used to go into every house for tea. He was stopping at the river Clare in Dun Mac[?]. He used to sleep on the bank of the river. He is dead forty years. He was a vey big man.
Kate from Balty More was an other tramp. He is dead about ten years now. He used to go round from house to house playing his fiddle. He used to ask eggs and potatoes in every house.
Kate Mchugh was a tramp also. She was a dress maker. Her home was in Tuam. She was stopping in Logslisheen in a little cabbin[sic]. SHe was making clothes for all the other tramps. She was buried in Ballindine forty years ago.
Martin Sweeney was a tram.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-23 01:22
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seperate little pieces This is an0ther sign of rain. When the cattle or any other farm animals go by the side of the ditch in the shade This is also a sign of rain.
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2020-09-23 01:21
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About two or three years ago there was a very heavy fall of snow.
There was a man living in the district of Rooska. He was a turf-cutter and he was middle aged.
He used to sell in the districts of Kilmeedy
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:50
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could do it but Shoan Byrnes of Kerry. At that remark Byrnes left the forge for if he remained there the rumour would go around about his strength and the police would be on his track.
One day Shoan and his brother Owen were drawing potatoes home from the garden when the horse gave up. Owen untackled him and put the back-back-band on his shoulder to pull the cart out of the garden. Shoan said he would help him and he went to the shafts but instead of helping him he only tried his strength by pulling back the cart. Owen pulled and when the cart was out Shoan praised him for his strength and told him that he was pulling it back but Owen said " if you were you left yourself without a brother for he overpowered himself and died of a broken-heart next day. On another occasion Shoan Byrnes was at the fair in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:36
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tespone of tracle and a half cup of water and mix the tracle and water to gather and to take it every night before you go to bed and every morning before your breachfast untill the coff is gone.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:34
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a cold on the chest and if they rub goose grease on it and you will be cured. Asses milk is a good cure for the chin-cough. When a child has the measles you should get a bouchlaune and boil the roots of it drink the juice and you will be cured. When you have a thorn in your finger and if you get a foxes tongue to lick it will not festuir and you will be
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:30
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on New Years Day, or if you do you will be giving it away all the days of your life. It is lucky to have a goat among among cattle in a field. If the fire is to the side it is a sign of bad luck. If a coal falls out it is a sign that someone will come in. It is lucky to find two sponns in your cup, it is a sign that you will be going to a wedding. Thirteen is an unlucky number. It is unlucky to bring a coal out of the fire without putting in a sod turf. It is unlucky to open an umbrella in the house. It
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:29
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Cat ag nighe a aghaidh - Doineann
Cat ag nighe laistiar da chluasa -
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2020-09-22 23:27
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9) Réalta ag spreacar'naigh - Sioc
10) Scata gé fiadhan ag eitilt - Droch Aimsear

11) "Nóra na bPortach" d'fheiscint ag dul ó thuaidh - Sneachta
12) Má's ag dul ó dheas dí - Fearthainn

13) Ceo bán ar bharr na sliabh - Soineann
14) Ceo bán ar abhainn - Sioc
15) Ceo tuigh - Stoirm

16) Gaoth anoir - fuacht agus sneachta
Gaoth aindeas - fearthainn
Gaoth aniar - fearthainn
Gaoth adtuaidh sa Gheimhreadh - fuacht
Gaoth adtuaidh sa t-Samhradh - Aimsear Thirim

17) Cearcaí á bpiocadh feín - Fearthainn
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:27
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is lucky to dream of your father. When you are going astray it lucky to turn your cap inside out. It is unlucky to get a horses tooth without looking for it. It is unlucky to cut your nails on a Monday. It is unlucky to cut your hair on a Tuesday. It is lucky to have a penny in your pocket the first time you hear the cuckoo. It is lucky to find a shamrock. It is lucky to find a shamrock on St Patrick's day. It is lucky to find a cross lost. It is unlucky to get a white hen for a present. It is unlucky to go out a different door to the one you came in. It is unlucky to draw water from a well at
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2020-09-22 23:27
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men and killed him. When the others saw this they ran. When Byrnes was gone the came and took the dead man home and told the police that Byrnes had killed him. When Byrnes went home he knew he would be arrested and he went away towards Co. Limerick and Co. Tipperary where he was employed with a farmer. It happened that one very wet day that Byrnes was not working and he went to the local forge which was not far away. When he arrived at the forge he saw many men waiting for their horses to be shod. Shoan was walking up and down the floor and the smith was reddening one of the shoes and when he had it red he turned to shape it on the anvil but the anvil was was not there for Byrnes was standing near the door holding the anvil with one hand under his arm and he then put it on the block again. It was then that the smith said that no man
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:22
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night time. It is unlucky to put an iron to the fire on a Sunday. It is unlucky to dream the soles are falling of your shoes.
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2020-09-22 23:21
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churning going on because he might bring the butter with him.
It is unlucky to fall in a grave yard. It is unlucky to see a funeral scattered it is a sign of another. It is unlucky to meet a red haired woman and a black haired man is very lucky. It is lucky for a black cat to cross the road in front of you. It is lucky for a weasel to cross the road in front of you. It is lucky to hang a horse shoe over the door. It is unlucky to start anything on a Tuesday. It is lucky for a bride to get married on a Wednesday, she must wear something blue and somthing old something new and something borrowed. When setting eggs
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:21
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1 Speír dearg thiar - Soineann
2 Speír dearg thoir ar maidin - deagh aimsear ach má bhíonn sé dearg thuas deánfaidh sé fearthainn.
3 Fuaim abhann ó thuaidh - Soineann
4 Scamaill ag gluaiseacht go tapaidh treasna na speíre: Stoirm agus Toírneach
5 Pianta sna cnámha - Fearthainn
6 Spear dearg - Stoirm.
7 Ioghar na speíre dearg le linn luighe greíne -lá breágh ar na mháireach
8 Ceo ar an ngealaigh - Fearthainn
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2020-09-22 23:17
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2020-09-22 23:15
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field in the village Póll h-eiste:- This got its name from a mountain which there was a bit of good land. There is not many other names in the village because in the olden times all Irish that was spoken. This is another name Póll Dubh:- This was a big field that used to be very black. This is another name which was down mountain Scéal an nDoaredhe: I tis a big rock in the mountain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:13
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It is said that Shoan Byrnes who had his residence in Duagh was one of the strongest men ever in Ireland. One day himself and his sister Peggy went to Listowel to sell a load of oats. They sold the oats and were on their way home when they came to a wood called Byrnes's wood which was very near the road. Then four men came out of the wood to rob him. One of them caught the horse and the other three pulled Shoan off the cart but when he was coming off he caught the side lace broke it and after a tough struggle succeeded in striking one of the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:09
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Grow flax. Cut in bundles and throw it into a hole near the river (Muing a' Thuair). Left there until the outside began to rot. They used something to tear off the black stuff. It was put out to dry.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:07
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ago the people used to go astray in it, and they used to say that the Phócha was puting them a stray and that is what gave it its name.
Lios Tromhail:- It is a big fort and at the time of the big war when Cromhail was in Ireland he build it and from that fort the village got its name.
Geareadh Mór: It is the name of a big garden. There is another one in our village which the geese used to be grasing it is called Póll a Geandhail:- It was the geese that gave it its name. This is the name of another
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:07
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éadaigh - Thógadar leo iad ionus go bhfuaireadar ar ais a' lán nárbh leo feín in aon chor.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:05
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but a man by the name of Jim Flanigan was listening and himself and a few more went that night and got a crock of Gold. When they were coming home they met Aodhgan O'Rahilly and his friends going in for it and what Aodhgan said was that too much learning was worse than none.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:05
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An bóthar is sine sa Cheanntar seo ná é súid a ritheann ó Beaufort go Droichead Dóinneach tré Bhearna Cuimín agus thar Loch Brain. Ní raibh ann an uair sin ach sórt casaín. Na Tighearnaí talmhan an dhein é chun tionónaidhthe a sheoladh chun na ngleann seo. Feabhasuigheadh é timcheall 100 ó shoin. D'oibrig sean athair Michíl Ua Laocda air don tighearna Ua Mathgamhna. (agus chúpla craobh eile) 'Grants'
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:03
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There was a lot of trees and that that what gave it its name. There are lots of other names in farm such as The Cross Fince: It is a fince between two fields, this is another The Meam Wall:- That is a wall between to farms.
The Harget Garden:- It is a field where the oats a hay be kept in winter. There is another place not far from our Village which is Móínín:- In that place there is a little bog and from that it was named. There is another place in our village which is none as. Coill A Phocha:- This is a big wood and long
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 23:01
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when they came for their instruments the saw the ground where they had dug the same as it was before they had it dug. It looked as if it was never dug. Then the told the farmer who owned that place to put in the bull and he did and the house in which he was was locked. They went again next night. They had dug in the same place when the walls shook and the bull came and they had to leave. Many years after a girl from Newcastle West was buried there and the day of her funeral a man by the name of Aodhgan O'Rahilly was there. There was a stone in the wall with an inscription on it which no one could read. His people showed it to him and he read "the same on the other side. He knew that the inscription on the other side would give him information as to where the the gold was. He told his friends what the inscription meant
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:59
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There a lot of names of fields in my Village. There is lots of names in the farm where I live hear is some of them.
Páirc Coill:- In that place once there was a big wood and from that the field got its name. This is another one which is named Crainn Páirc:- In that field
duine anaithnid
2020-09-22 22:59
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380
Na Sean Fhochail.
1.When you have not horses plough with asses.Live horse and you will get grass.
2.Let the longest liver have the
blanket..(said with regard to leaving farm when there is no family to either the husband or wife.This is made out by deed of agreement)
3.Dont count your chickens before they are hatched.Planning to do things without proper provision .A story is told about a woman who had a dozen of eggs ,ready to set for hatching ,on her head-She said she would set rear them buy a calf with the sale of the reared calf she would buy a cow and she would have two calves these reared she would do -Down fell the basket of of eggs -all lost.
4 Easier said than done.Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy bread.
6.Dont build castles in the air.(?3)
7.'Tis a long lane that hasn't a turn.
8 It is a bad wind blows no one good.
9.The best hurlers are are on the ditch.
10A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
11.Every dog has his day.
12.Every dog is bold on his own doorstep.
13.A closed mouth catches no flies.
(Cute people give out little of their mind.)Think twice before you speak.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:57
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When you meet a man with a white horse and if you ask him for a cure and what ever he tells you to do and if you do it you will be cured. When a person has
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:56
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coming out of a house and if it is going up straight it is the sign of good weather and if it is going crucket it is the sign of bad weather. When the flies come into the house it is the sign of bad weather. When the white froest is on the ground it is the sign of bad weather and when the black froest is on the ground it is the sign of good weather.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:54
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Aít ar an bhfeirm seo na raibh uisge úr glan 'na gcuirtí na feircíní cun iad a comeád glan fionnfhuar.
I gCill Aírne gheibidís na feircíní agus deintí iad as bog oak. Tógtaí an t-im go leír go Corcaig ar thrucallaibh. Thógadh an turas seachtmhain. Théigheadh sean athair Michíl Uí Laochda leo. Sórt 'Contract' bhí aige feín, a uncal agus gaolta leis. Bhíodh timceall deich gcapall ar an mbothar acu agus bhailighidís na feircíní an lá roimh ré,
Seacht bhfercíní ar fhicid a thógadh gach capall agus thógaidís ar ais earraí eile leo ó Chorcaig. Ní bhíodh mar bhiadh acu ach cannta araín agus puínnt leanna ag tig annso is annsúd ar an mbóthar. B'shin an uair deirtear go mbíodh na sídheoga ann ach indá ríribh ní bhíodh ann ach daoine taistealaidhthe ionus go rithfidís agus go bhfágfaidís an stór acu san.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:53
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When the sky is high at night it is the sign of good weather and when it is low it is the sign of bad weather. When the mountains are near it is the sign of bad and when the mountains are far it is the sign of good weather. When the wind is blowing north it is the sign of good weather and when the wind is blowing south it is the sign of bad weather. When you see the smoke
duine anaithnid
2020-09-22 22:51
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There was a friar named Friar Horan living in Burrishoole long ago. He had a vision of the devil three times so the third time he turned him into a horse and rode off to Rome and he saw the Pope playing cards with the devil's mother.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:51
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sky it is the sign of good weather. When you see a full moon and if there is a ring round it is the sign of bad storm. When you see the sun in the evnning and if it going down red it is the sign of good weather and when you see the sun going down pale it is the sign of bad weather, When you see the sun early in the morning when it is rising and if it is red it is the sign of bad weather.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:48
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flying round the ground it is the sign of bad weather. When you see the sea-gulls flying low and them screatching it is the sign of bad weather. When the swans begin to fly towards the north it is the sign of bad weather. When you hear the curlyou calling it is the sign that it is calling for rain.
When you see a new moon and if it is lying on the side of the sky it is the sign of bad weather and if it is straight in the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:39
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In Clonelty church situated in a lonely spot about a quarter of a mile from the Main road there was a hidden treasure. Several attempts have been made to get it. Long ago a man had a dream about it three nights in succession. The fourth night himself and three others went at midnight with spades and they dug up where he dreamt the gold was. When they had dug about six feet a strange feeling came over them and a bull came and followed them. They had to go leaving their instruments after them on the bank. Next day
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:24
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America and left his brother at home alone. In America he dreamt three times of the treasure. So sure of getting it he returned home to search for it. He had heard that anyone who came in search of the was attacked by a bull so he and his brother got arms to fight the bull. When they arrived at the church the bull attacked them and they fled and left their weapons behind them. Some time after there was a funeral in the church and there was an inscription on the wall which no one could understand. There was a man there named Aodhgan O'Rahilly who read the inscription but took no notice of it. In the inscription was written, the inside of this stone is better than the outside. It was written in a foreign language so that no one could understand it. There was a man listening to Aodhgan O'Rahilly and that night he came and took out the stone and found the Gold.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:11
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There is an interesting story told of a treasure which is hidden in an old church in Ballinoe formerly called the Church of Clonelty. Clonelty was the former name of of the townland of Ballinoe but it got its name from the old church. It is not know by whom the treasure was hidden, but it was probably hidden by the Monks or priests who were there. The treasure consisted of gold. The first attempt to find the gold was made by a man named Martin Hayes an ancestor of the present Martin Hayes who lives near the bridge of the river Abann Scát in Ballinoe. This man lived in Ballinoe also. He went to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 22:00
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A treasure is hidden in Cantillon's fort. It was hidden by an Irish king and he asked a man if he would mind it living or dead and the man said he would. The king killed the man and he is supposed to be still minding it. It is said that Thomas Brown tried to find it but he found a crock and it was broken. He was told to put it in the middle of the floor and to tie it with a cord and to watch it all night but at twelve o'clock it went down through the ground. There is supposed to be a room of gold buried in the fort. It was buried there because the people did not want the English to get it.
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2020-09-22 21:52
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volunteered to come for it. He got a rope and and came on to Lynches the only public house in Knockaderry at the time. Having got the half tierce he tied a rope around it and then without any help he took it to his own house in Ballinoe which was a distance of about two miles.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:48
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There once lived in Ballinoe a man named Michael Moran nicknamed "White Mike". One night there was a dance held in his house and people from all parts of the parish were gathered there. Out in the night they had a collection to which everyone subscribed and great was their delight when they found that they had the price of a half tierce of porter. Cars were very scarce at the time and they could get no way to get the half tierce. At last "White Mike"
duine anaithnid
2020-09-22 21:43
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which is in use now. It rests on a stand. There are boards in the sides of the churn sticking out towards the centre. The cream strikes against the boards. The barrel is twisted by a handle.
duine anaithnid
2020-09-22 21:42
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Churns
The churn which was used long ago was called an upright churn. It was wide at the bottom and narrowing towards the top. It was like the churn which is used to carry milk to the creameries now. There was a board on top with a hole in it. A stick was stuck down through that hole having a flat board on its bottom. The stick was lifted up and down, and in that way the butter was made.
The churn which came after was a fixed barrel churn. It was fixed on a stand. There were beaters inside in the churn which were worked by a handle. The barrel churn which came after was a revolving churn. This is the churn
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:40
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There was a large rookery in Thomas Hannons but there was a murder committed there and it is said that because of this the crows left.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:39
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very seldom we hear of a funeral going to Foyeough. Kilmactranny is another graveyard that there is in use still, there are a lot of people buried in Kilmactranny. The iron works is also another graveyard, it is going out of use now. Long ago there used to be a lot of people buried in it. It is in the townland of Arigna.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:38
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A long time a man was going to a fair in Charleville and when he was crossing Maine he saw a woman tossing money up in the air. The poor mans heart was filled with joy so he came off of the car for to get the money. When he came off the car she was still tossing the money. He went up to her but she told him that the wicked dog that was behind him would eat him. So he looked behind him and there was no dog there but while he was looking back at the dog the woman disappeared.
duine anaithnid
2020-09-22 21:37
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clinkers. He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day. Once bit and twice shy. Necessity is the mother of invention. Many hands make light work. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Rome was not built in a day. Throw a sprat to catch a mackerel. Beggars can't be choosers. A fool laughs at his own folly.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:37
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are a great many graveyards in the parish of Geevagh, namely:- Corrick, Kilmactranney, Foyeough and the iron works. Corrick is situated in the townland of Carrownacluane, in the Co. Sligo. Foyough is situated in the parish of Geevagh. It is
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:34
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are four graveyards in the parish of Geevagh, an in the Co. Sligo. There is a graveyard called Corrick in the townland of Carrownachane
duine anaithnid
2020-09-22 21:34
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Proverbs
A hungry eye sees far.
Every thing counts.
The good hurler is always sitting on the ditch.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A rainbow at morning is the shepherd's warning, a rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight.
A good name is better than gold.
The straw shows how the wind blows.
There is many a slip between the cup and the lip.
It is many an ill which does not blow someone good.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
As the mind thinkers so the bell
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:33
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
On New Year's day it is unlucky to throw out water or ashes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:31
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
it is unlucky to throw out ashes, or to throw out water. It is also said that it is unlucky to put round any sort of a wheat on St. Martin's Day. It is unlucky to give away anything on New Year's Day, and it is also unlucky to give away anything on May day. If it happens that when you go into a house when they are churning, you should not come out without taking a drass, or it is said that you would bring away the butter with you. On St. Briget's Day the people hang up St. Bridget's cross beside the picture of the sacred heart. The people make the crosses themselves and hang them up. On St. Martin's Day the people spill blood on the flags outside the doors in honour of St. Martin, because his blood was spilt.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:27
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
It is said that on New Year's Day
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:26
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
On St. Martin's Day the people kill a hen, and they spill the blood on the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:25
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
for holly and ivy, especially for the holly with the red berries on it, then they decorate the houses all over with holly and red berries. The people used to make crosses and hang them up in honour of St. Bridget.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:24
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Let us pray pray pour forth we beseech thee O Lord Thy grace into our hearts that we
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:23
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
O Holy Joseph father and protector of virgins, faithful guardian to whom God confirmed Jesus, innocence itself, and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:22
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
waken me now or never, I give my soul to you for ever.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:21
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:20
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:19
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:19
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Long ago the old people used to make rush candles. They used to take the corner off the rushes and dip them in unsalted butter. The old people used to make a lot of creels. Names of the people that could make creels: John Dwyer, James McGoldric.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:16
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a large number of old crafts in this district long ago. Candles
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:16
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
or in melted butter. When the rushes are dry you can burn them, and they would burn nearly as long as an ordinary candle. There were a lot of good thatchers round this part of the district long ago, such as Tom Rarf, Michael Monachan, John McGown, John Harrison. My uncle is a very good creel maker and basket maker. He can make a pair of creels in two hours.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:14
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a lot of old crafts long ago. They used to make candles in the district. The way they used to make the candles was first they used to take the green cover off the rushes, then they used to steep the rushes in candle grease
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:12
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:12
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:12
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
If the teacher was caught teaching school at that time he would be killed or hung. A person would get five pounds for a master's head, and ten pounds for a priest's head. The children used to do their work on a slate and pencil Arithmetic and reading and spelling was all that was mostly taught.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:10
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:10
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
because if they were caught they would be killed or put into prison for life. They used to teach in the open air, and in old outhouses. They used to get no pay from the government. There was an old school at St. James's Well, Riverstown, Co. Sligo. There was over two hundred children going to it. Any of the children that wouldn't have place in the school the teacher would put them out on the ditch.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:07
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There were not many schools in olden times because the teachers were afraid to teach
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:06
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:06
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The schools long ago are not like the schools nowadays, they were small buildings and the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:05
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Irish was taught long ago. The children had no pencils, it was slates they used.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:05
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Every town and village has its own cobbler and the art of shoemaking is fast disappearing Boot factories are springing up all over the country. In this district there is only one shoemaker, Martin MacGowan. In this district clogs were worn by everybody and to the present day some still wear them. It is an old custom in this district not to throw out the water after having a footbath without first saying "chugaibh! chugaibh!
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:04
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There were a lot of old schools in olden times. There was an old school in the townland of St. James's Well, Riverstown Co. Sligo. It is situated on the side of the road beside the school. There is no trace
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:03
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There were a large number of old schools and hedge schools long ago in our district. There is one old hedge school at Geevagh. There is another at the school in Glan, and another at Conway's old house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:02
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
In olden times it was not as easy for children to attend school in olden times as it is nowadays, because the schools were not as
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:01
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is an old custom that whenever people wash their feet they should not forget to spill out the water. But they should by
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:01
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The shops were not common in olden times, the people used to go to the nearest town, to buy their own goods. And the goods they used to buy were bread and fish. They used to have no kind of selling after mass, in olden times but there is no selling of tobacco now, but there was in olden times.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 21:00
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:58
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
exchange cattle, such as, two young calves, instead of a cow. Even yet men gives labour for a calf or a sheep or any other animal. Local words used at fairs, boot, cant, shot, split, dras. Fridays are unlucky days.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:58
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The people began to wear boots at different ages. The children in the locality go barefoot in Summer. The water that the feet are washed with is thrown out. There are no boots made or repaired in the district. There was one shoemaker in the district whose name was Mr James Peacock. My father's Great Grandfather was a shoemaker. There were more clogs worn long ago than now. There are a few people wear them now. There was no leather made in the district.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:56
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Shops were not common in olden times, people had to go to towns and fairs to buy or sell. In a country shop buying and selling was carried on after mass. Long ago people used to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:55
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was no shops in Ireland long ago the people used to have to go to the town for to buy all they wanted. There was never buying or selling after mass. If a man bought a cow or a sheep from a man, and was not able to pay for him, he would give it back in work. The word usually said for buying anything is luck and boot. The unlucky days for buying anything is Saturday. It is said whatever you buy on Saturday you won't have it long. The old people does not remember of huxters or pedlars.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:54
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
male child it must be put round neck by the childs godmother and if it is a female it must be put on by the childs godfather
Sty
Get ten thorns from a gooseberry bush and prod the sty with each thorn. Throw the last one across your left shoulder and keep the other nine.
Rose
When a female person has the rose, if a male person goes to a lake at dawn and takes home a bottle of the water a rub of that will cure the rose. But if it is a male person the water must be taken from the lake by a female.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:52
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:52
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Shops are more common nowadays than they were in olden times, and the people usually had to go to the nearest town to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:52
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
male child it must be put round neck by the childs godmother and if it is a female it must be put on by the childs godfather
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:51
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
that time. There used to be potato bread, and boxty bread also made long ago. Oat meal bread is made with oat meal, and flour and with water.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:50
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Wednesday is considered a lucky day on which to be married. There is a little rhyme which tells what happens to you if you are married on such a day.
"Monday for wealth
Tuesday for health
and Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
And Saturday no luck at all"
If the girl refused to marry him the man used to come on horseback and take her by force
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:50
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:48
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
for rush candles. When a rush was needed someone would say "Help the rush" and a new rush was lit
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:48
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The bird that is most common around our place is the moor hen. She builds on a dry bank
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:47
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Priests often said Mass at a cross in the wall above Plunkets. When there was a funeral the coffin used to be left down on the road in front of the cross. It was supposed that they would receive a blessing
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:47
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
About forty years ago my uncle Pat McDonagh dreamt three
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:46
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
but he saw no one. I have also heard that there is a boat of gold under the big bush at St. James's Well. No one ever tried to take it. It is in John O'Rourke's land. St. James's Well, Riverstown, Boyle, Co. Sligo.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:44
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are a good number of crops in our district. Every farmer has a large crop of potatoes. The farmer puts a lot of manure on the land before he digs it. It is in ridges and drills he digs it. Sometimes he digs the land with a spade. The spade is made with a timber handle and an iron head. I am going to draw the picture of a spade. People locally help each other at the potatoes every year. When the stalks are about a half a foot
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:44
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Holy Moses were you ever on a boat
When he made his bed he can lie on it
Cold water on you
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a wedding
Four for a boy
long lane but there are a turn in it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:42
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
25. It is not right for three people to light their pipes or cigarettes with the same match.
26. If you steal a black cat you will have bad luck.
27. If a weasel crosses the road before you, you will have bad luck.
28. If you sweep out the dust after sunset you will sweep out the luck of the house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:41
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
beside the public road. One night about two years ago, I was coming up the road, and I saw the cat going across the road to where the gold is. It is in Pat Mulvanny's land Carrownadargney, Geevagh, Co. Sligo.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:40
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
first churning after you buy a cow there will be no more butter on the milk.
8. If you bring out a coal when you making the churning you will bring the butter with you.
9. Put a hazel handle in the churn dash and no one can steal the butter.
10. After a cow has calfed put a live coal round her three times, under the belly and over the back.
11. It is not right to dig a fort it is the home of the fairies, nor to close any gap in the fort (lios)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:39
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
na tige, paircin wilson, crocann na h-uann, garrdha sleibhe.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:39
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The story I am going to tell now it was my father who told it to me. One night a man came to a house and brought a nurse away. After she had travelled miles and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:39
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
A cure for the hooping cough is to meet a man riding on a white horse and what ever cure he gives, or a bit of bread got lost on the road, bring it home and boil it in milk and drink it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:38
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
three pots of gold. One night a man was passing and he saw a cat, and he was afraid of her. When he went home he told his brother, and the two came the next night, but they could not see her.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:38
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
put a frog into your mouth and let him bit your tooth and that will cure the toothache.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:37
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
We ha a churn with a dash I do not remember when it was made. We churn twice a week in Summer and once in winter. If a stranger come in he must
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:36
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
starch is not now made from potatoes, but it used to be made 40 years ago.
Potatoes cakes is made by mixing boiled potatoes salt and flour together. The mixture is flattened out into the shape of a cake and bake in an uncovered pan.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:35
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
hands and thing of two different things. Then they say a rhyme Lord Duke Lord John let them all pass but the very last one.
When all have passed but the last one they are asked which would they prefer and which ever they take they go on his side and when all have passed each side pull. What ever side breaks have lost and the other side has won.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:35
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Once a Priest was going for his life and Maloney after him. He had no where to go only in to Beckitts of Moyhena. The let him one door and out the other door, and Maloney scerched the house and the Priest got free.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:33
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Seanpairc, garrdha na coille, cliade dubh, pairc na gcapall, pairc bhan, garrdha na ngabhanne, paircín
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:33
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
I play many games some of which are "hide and seek" "blind man's buff" "Lord Duke Lord John" and many other outdoor games. To play hide and seek a person hides and another seeks him. To play "blind man's buff" a cloth is put on one of the player's eyes and he tries to catch the other players.
"Rounders" is another game played with a ball. A number of posts are put around in a field. The place where the ball is is called den.
"Lord Duke Lord John" is another game. In this game two people join
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:31
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Forts are very plentiful in Ireland. There is a fort in Dovea and it is near Dovea House. There were trees and bushes growing around the fort. I have heard that a man went out to cut down a bush and when he was cutting he heard great cracking of whips and galloping of horses. He had to go away and in a couple of days to come back again and in spite of all he cut down the bush. He did not live very long after.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:31
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:30
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The games which children play nowadays are "hide and seek" "blind man's buff", "skipping", "tig", "high windows" and corners.
The way hide and seek is played is one person stands in front and says a rhyme and whoever is out last has to go to the den and stay there until others are hidden. When they are hidden they said "cuckoo" and he catches them.
When blind man's buff is played one person put a cloth
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:29
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
others look for money. Some of them travel singly, others in families, and others in bands. Some of them are welcome, and others are not.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:28
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
out goes into the centre.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:27
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:27
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are a number of games which children play, namely
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:26
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
After this he did not go to the fort for anything. There was a fairy going from one fort to another. He saw a woman in a door looking at him and he asked her to dance in the fort. She went there and when she was dancing one of the fairies gave her a kick in the foot and she was in a bed for two years after that.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:24
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
In Ireland there is scarcely any townland in which
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:24
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
directed. When dancing the girl slipped and he said "God bless us". She became dumb immediately and the man brought her home. Next day he went to the fort and he heard the fairies saying to rub three drops of water to her mouth and she would be able to talk.
He did and she was cured immediately and afterwards she became very rich.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:22
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Once upon a time there lived a very poor man, in whose garden there was a fort. One day, he was digging in the garden and when he came to where the fort was he dug it.
He was not long digging until a fairy came out of the fort and said. "Why are you digging my house?" The man said he was very poor and he wanted to set some potatoes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:21
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:20
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are great many forts in which fairies are supposed to live in this district. Many places get their names from them.
There is a fort at Ardvarney and another one in Ardkeerin. One is in the priests field and another in a farmer's. They are both on little hills and can be seen from each other.
The fairies are supposed
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:18
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
night.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:18
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are many forts or dúns to be found in Ireland. Long ago these forts were inhabited by fairies. Many stories are told about these and fairies were supposed to be seen by people.
There is a fort at
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:16
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
continue.
Next morning he found a pot of gold hung by a thread to his bed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:16
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
In Ireland there is almost in every townland a fort. These forts are supposed to be inhabited by the Tuatha De Dannan's or fairies. When the Milesians defeated the Tuatha De Dannans they did not like to have the Milesians ruling over them and therefore they said they would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:14
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
many other stories of the same kind, where people interfered with forts and never had any luck afterwards.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:13
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are two forts in our district, one is owned
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:13
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
It is so soft that no person can walk on it. Anyone who stands in that fort can see three other forts.
There is a fort on the farm beside this and on dark winter's night's blue lights are seen going from one to another at a quick pace up in the air.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:11
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are a few forts in my townland which is a townland of Whitehill. Each one of them is situated on the top of a hill. When anyone stands in one fort he can see a few from that one.
There is a wall of earth built around them. The land in the fort is very green and cattle always like to eat the grass
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:10
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
tried to bring him into the fort.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:07
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
death of a friend people wear black crepe, while on a wedding people wear white.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:07
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he left the church after the ceremony. This custom still survives in Co. Donegal.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:06
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Farmers and shepherds are very clever at reading weather signs, they know without the help of a barometer when rain is coming. Old people are good weather prophets. Far away hills seem near when rain is coming, smoke goes up straight when rain is likely. The cat sits with her back to the fire. Soot falls down the chimney. The dog goes out and eats grass. The cricket sings without a sharp note. The ducks quack loudly and the geese gabble. Cattle in the fields huddle together while hens run for shelter. Old people who suffer from corns and from rheumatism feel sharper pain. Donkeys bray. In the air, the swallow flies low: The barometer is low when rain is expected.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:03
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Once a man went to an outhouse to get hay to feed an animal, and when he reached the house, he found a deer; when the deer saw the man he got afraid and ran under his feet, and carried the man on his back to Union Wood, and left him on the top of Union Rock. I heard this story from an old man who lives in Markree.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 20:01
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When he heard this he said he would not give the bull for all the wealth in Connaught.
The men came back to Meave and told her what the farmer said. So Meave became very angry. She made up her mind to seize the bull even if it caused war with Ulster. An army of Connaught men assembled from other parts of Ireland and marched northwards through Co. Louth, and fought against the Ulstermen. The war dragged on, neither side gaining the victory, until both armies were exhausted.
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2020-09-22 19:58
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as well. This was called bog deal splinters. The rush was dipped in grease, or fat and would last for a long time.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:58
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pot oven. Oaten meal bread is made and place on a stand in front of the fire. The stand rested against a support.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:54
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father engaged Mike in a very interesting talk with the result that Mike forgot himself and in rushed the pig and ran in under the table where they were eating and nearly upset it. Poor Mike was in for more abuse, which he bore with his usual meekness, and you may rest assured grandfather enjoyed it all.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:52
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a ditch and began to imitate the cuckoo. Out came the woman and flew at Mick and called him all sorts of nicknames and grandfather enjoying it all.
Dinner time came and grandfather was forced to come in for his dinner. An old sow was walking about the street and watching her chance to dart into the kitchen looking for a bit to eat. Mike was ordered to sit in the doorway with a big stick in his hand to keep out the sow. On purpose grand-
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:50
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man and liked playing jokes. One day he brought his man and his horses and plough to sow some oats for an old man near by. The old man Mike by name was simple and easy going. He was ruled by his wife and daughter, and was blamed for everything that went wrong.
There was a superstition going that if the oats was not sowed before the cuckoo arrived the crop would be no good for that year. After setting the man to work my grandfather went behind
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:48
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My grandfather Hall I believe was a very funny
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:46
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Buttermilk is used for making bread, for drinking, and whey made from buttermilk is very good for a cold.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:45
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We have a churn at home. It is about three feet and a half high. It is about
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:45
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powerful that it would lead people away to "Tir na nÓg". It was supposed that an old witch cast a spell upon then and that they can be seen to the present day flitting with lights after Hallow Eve night, Xmas night and on the night of a great feast.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:43
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The old townland I live in is surrounded by a chain of forts. Starting at Rathmore on Mr. O'Hara's demesne the next at Lisaneena, Healthfield, Cloonamonagh, Cornabbey and Rathnannow. The are all within view of each other and about equal distances apart.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:41
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only Tuesday and Thursday.
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2020-09-22 19:40
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twenty eight miles. There were two others with him each having his own share. When he was about to get it weighed he found he had the wrong sack. He told the men to weigh theirs, and to wait for them until he would come back. He started off with the wrong sack, and before they were prepared for home he was back again with the right sack. He got the meal made and was home in good time with his companions.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:38
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Once upon a time my grandfather went to Sligo to get oats made into meal. He carried it all the way from Easkey which is
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:38
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Once upon a time my grandfather went to Sligo to get oats made into meal. He carried it all the way from Easkey which is 18
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:36
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of the hill, and that hill has ever since been called the "Kiln-hill". There is only one rock in the locality and I never heard it called any name only the rock-hill
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:36
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continued running but could not see no sight of the coach. He continued running at a fast pace on the Boyle road through Ballinafad. When he sighted the coach he had the bag put safely in the coach when they were almost topping the Curlews mountains. I am sure if he was alive today he would have no trouble in winning the marathon race.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:35
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high field" because it is up on a height. "The Furze Meadow" "The Lawn", because it is in front of the hall door. "The Chess bog", because there is a lot of chess grass growing there. "Páirc na kay", "The Quarry Field", because there is a quarry in it. "The Cowhouse", because there is a cowhouse there. "The Pot Bog" because there is a pot in the corner of it. "The Cottage Field" because there is a cottage near it "The Long Field", because it is long. "The Gort Mór", "The Little Hill", because there is a hill in it. "The Crab Tree Field", because there is a crab-tree in it. "Máire Phleamoinn", Árd an Bhóthair".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:34
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There was a man named Jim Feeney who had to carry the post from Ballina to Dromore West some time age. He had to be in Dromore at a certain time, to meet a stage car which was a long side-car drawn by four horses.
One evening he was late and he did not what to do. He started to run and he ran and ran until he turned the corner at Ballisodare up through Collooney and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:32
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house and brought him a porringer of porridge which
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:32
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In a place near Dromore West there lived
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:31
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pot-stick and the cow would be hers. The woman did as she was told, and the next morning when she went to milk the cows the three cows were grazing together as if nothing had happened them. The fairies had the cow away for a week.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:30
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lamp was up too high, and they did not know how to turn it down.
There was a little river at the back of the house, and his father getting afraid it might burn the house grabbed it and kicked it out the door, and out into the stream.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:29
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The first things I am going to speak about are the fields, the name of one field is the "Forge-field". It got this name because it is near a forge. The "Pound field" got this name because it is walled in all around like a pound for holding cattle. The "Horse field" because horses used be kept there long ago "Páircín Learaí" it got its name from an old man who lived there long ago. There is only one stream in the locality and two ponds. The stream is called the "Glen [?]". The hollows are "Mónagone" and "Mónaruadh" There is a fairly high hill in the locality and on that hill long ago there stood a lime-kiln and the ruins of it are still to be seen on top
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:29
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We have no churn at home but some of our neighbours have them. The kind of churn I have seen is one about four feet high and a foot and a half wide.
There are various part in the church, such as:- The lid, the dash, the joggler, and the churn itself. The churning is usually done twice a week in summer and once in winter. If a neighbour or any other one comes in during the churning they usually take a "dreas" at the churn, because it is said if they did not they might take away the butter.
It usually takes about
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:27
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an hour to churn as it is done by hand and the dash is kept moving up and down. When the dash comes up clean the churning is made. Hot water added in winter to warm the milk as it would "break" when too cold. In summer when the weather is warm cold water is often added to cool the milk if it is too warm.
The butter-milk is used for drinking and making cakes, and is also given to calves and pigs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:24
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The word went to Collooney,
That I was very ill
And the famous Dr. Foley
Came out to try a pill
He examined me all over
From my toes up to my head
Then said I was quite seriously
And not to leave my bed
I gaily laughed in silence
As he came out every day
He have me lovely tabloids
To pass the time away
I laughed at all the neighbours
Who were working themselves dead
While I was lying peacefully
Just only swinging lead
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:23
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Field", got its name because it has only three corners, and it is bounding Aherne's farm. "The drain Field" got that name because there is a big drain going through it. "The sloping Field" because it is all slopes and it is bounding Carroll's. There are no hollows or heights but there is a bit of a rock in one of our fields. There is a cluster of briers in the ditch of one of our fields and it is covering all the corner. They are yearly spreading and there is no space between them. The leaves are dark green and the stems are very dark red, and the leaves are much smaller than the ordinary blackberry brier and the the shape of a shamrock, but being bigger and the stems are a little thorny.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:22
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Come all ye foolish fellows
Who are prone to exercise
Come listen to my story
T'will teach you to be wise
Tis a folly to be working
Come join with me instead
And I'll teach you all the secret
Of how to swing the lead
I once was like other fellows
Until last Xmas came
T'was then I learned wisdom
And pretended to be lame
I said I'd give up working
And lay down on my bed
O' little thought the neighbour
I was only swinging lead
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:19
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The doctor soon got anxious
And said he'd send a wire
To get met into Sligo
Ur I'd set the house on fire
Then he ordered barley water
Though I was fit for bread
And I had to pay with hunger
For the swinging of the lead
The ambulance soon landed
With a stretcher and two men
So I bid good-bye to Dowrea
And the swamps of old Lough Finn
The cross of brightest red
Deceived the honest public
While I was swinging lead
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:18
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The names of some of the fields in Ballymacsimon are "Páirc na scoile" because there was a school there long ago. "The Old Houses" because there were houses there long ago. "The Kiln Field" because there was a kiln there. "The Fox Cover" because there is a cover there now. "The big Meadow", "The Clud Mór". "The Cottage Bog" because there are cottages in it. "The Paddock" because it is very small. "The orchard" because there were a lot of apple-trees there long ago. "The Fourditch field" "The Móin Beg", "Páirc na Clasha", "The narrow field" "Páirc na gCloch", "Páirc na dairy", because there was a dairy there. "The
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:17
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Then landed on a stretcher
I mounted high the stair
To join along with others
A lovely war to share
But when they took my temperature
The little lime of red
Ran high above one hundred
With the swinging of the lead
I spent my whole long winter
Upon my bed of ease
While our tongues were always wagging
Like a hive of noisy bees
We were free cold and toiling
We were eating beef and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:14
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bread.
So we all enjoyed the little game
The swinging of the lead
So all ye merry farmers
Who all working all the day
Continue with your folly
Till your weary heads are grey
While I shall draw insurance
And nestle in my bed
Uh! It is the grandest fame of all
The swinging of the lead.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:12
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The small children in our district usually play "Tig" as a pastime. Both boys and girls play this game. In this game one of the players counts and the person whom the last word of the count falls on is out. The count thus continues on till there is but one person left, and he or she has the tig. The one who has the tig tries to catch the other, and if he succeeds the one caught has the tig.
In summer the boys play football, hurling, and handball. In winter they play marbles on some occasions
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:10
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This game however I do not know how to play. They also amuse themselves when there is snow by throwing snowballs at one another and making snowmen. If there is frost in it however, there is even more fun. They make a long slide on the frozen road. Both boys and girls partake in this fun, and one would often feel sore after a series of falls often sustained in this game.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:08
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The next townland to mine is Kilnamonagh, and here reside Mrs. Conry in front of whose house is a large fort. It is round in shape and it is supposed to be the dwelling place of fairies.
Many years ago a man named John Beirne of Largan, Collooney, was rambling in James Davey's of Kilnmonagh. After passing the late hours of the night he left the house between one and two o'clock, and on his way home he was surrounded by a mass gathering of huntsmen and horses,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:05
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He tried his best to get out through their ranks but to no avail. He kept wandering to and fro until about five o'clock in the morning and to his great surprise he was a long way out of his journey so after a short while he came to himself and was able to go home peacefully nothing the worse of his nights experience.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:03
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79 A word in earnest is as good as a speech.
80 Facts alone are wanted in life
81 Tears are not the only proofs of distress, nor the best ones.
82 An opening won't come to one but one must go to it
83 Illness, and want, are sad calamites in an place.
84 Hunger and recent ill-usage are assistants if you want to cry.
85 My conscience is my bark.
86 Spare the rod, and spoil the child.
87 Health is better than wealth
88 One mans meat is another man's
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2020-09-22 19:03
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79 A world in earnest is as good as a speech.
80 Facts alone are wanted in life
81 Tears are not the only proofs of distress, nor the best ones.
82 An opening won't come to one but one must go to it
83 Illness, and want, are sad calamites in an place.
84 Hunger and recent ill-usage are assistants if you want to cry.
85 My conscience is my bark.
86 Spare the rod, and spoil the child.
87 Health is better than wealth
88 One mans meat is another man's
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 19:02
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79 A wold in earnest is as good as a speech.
80 Facts alone are wanted in life
81 Tears are not the only proofs of distress, nor the best ones.
82 An opening won't come to one but one must go to it
83 Illness, and want, are sad calamites in an place.
84 Hunger and recent ill-usage are assistants if you want to cry.
85 My conscience is my bark.
86 Spare the rod, and spoil the child.
87 Health is better than wealth
88 One mans meat is another man's
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 18:59
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poison.
90 When wine is in wit is out.
91 A still tongue makes a wise head.
92 Substance is much better than shadows.
93 Honest loss is preferable to a shameful gain.
94 Open confession is good for the soul.
95 There is good in the worst of us, and bad in the best of us
96 Fools have an abundance of vanity
97 Economy is the easy chair of old age.
98 A green xmas makes a fat churchyard.
99 A contented mind is a continual
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 18:57
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feast.
100. Great minds think alike.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 18:55
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livestock is brisk buyers come to farmers houses, and buy from them, when cattle are bought they are marked with raddle, or a scissors is sometimes used. When a horse or bull is sold the halter is always given away. Toll is always demanded at the "Custom Gap". Two pence or threepence a head has to be paid if the cattle are sold.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-09-22 18:53
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sent men around after the Big Wind to boil Indian meal to make porridge for the poor stricken people.
It is said that there was one of these houses built in "Reancleavagh"(now called Ballymurray) and they gave these people food while they were fixing up their homes again.
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