Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 210637 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2018-09-23 22:57
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1. Mc. Larenys fort, Townland, Drumbrusklis.
53 yds long, 48 yds wide, ditch outer 10' high, inside 4' high.
2. Dowds fort, Townland Killycasson 55 steps long, 43 wide, ring about 10' feet high x 4' wide, hole in middle bushes growing thrue.
3. Riley's fort. (Kilsarn) Oval 28 yds long x 24 yds wide.
4. Smith's fort, Townland of [?] Circular, 50 yds diameter.
5. P. Boylans fort, Townland of Drumhowna 27 yds, clay ditch no hole, 2 whitethorn (lone) bush fence 6 1/2' outside 6' inside.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:46
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And clay there was gall[?]
And neither oats nor potatoes
And it grieved his heart [?] sore.
O Mary dearest Mary alas
what shall we do,
The Masters ass and Conartys,
Our happiness did rue.
We can stay in it no longer
And quickly we may fly
For we have'nt got a bit to eat.
Except just what we [?]
It been in some hours later
To the cottage he did go
And the words that he did utter there,
I mean to let you know
To see Conarty on a Sunday
When driving off to mass
It would never down [?] you,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:43
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My Grandmother who is eighty four years of age told me that she remembers well making rush Candles. She used them to light her house abut fifty years ago. The way my grandmother told me to make them is. First to gather some strong rushes and peel them carefully leaving a bit of the skin down the back of the rush to keep it firm. Then to dry them on the heart stone. Melt some lard on a pan. Then to dip the rushes on the grease of the lard, and let it harden on the rushes. One rush would burn for half an hour.
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2018-09-23 22:42
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18th-5-1938
Johanna and Stasia Conway. Told by their father - John Conway, of Glenpipe, New Ross, aged 56.
In olden times people used to make stools called "Bossis" out of sugans around and stitch them
Also people used to sow plates when they were broken with tin.
Old women used to make hats out of sugans and sell them in town for sixpence.
In olden times people used to mend plates with tin.
They used also make straw stools called "bosses" This is how it was done:- they used to make a sugan and wind it around and around ans sew it.
The old women used to knit socks for the men. It is said that you would not see their fingersgoing they could knit so quickly
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2018-09-23 22:40
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That he owned a wandering ass
Patrick Keogh wrote a song about a hammer he bought and when he went to work with it it broke. He wrote another song about a hunt that was in Loughdavan.
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2018-09-23 22:38
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Patrick Fitzpatrick, Postman, Tennikill, age about 60 years tells me that one William Keyes built the walls and piers around Tennikill house which was owned by John Treacy. This mason worked for 4d a day and was attended by Fanny Tynan Ballyhoran and other women. It was women who sub-soiled a field at the back of Treacy's house. William Keyes of ten when he got his 4d wages would give to the sisters to buy food in Coolrain and have to go back to work without tasting a morsel.
When Patrick Fitzpatrick (mentioned above) was a young lad working with his father on the bog, a Tom Sawyer, who lived where Kellys of Tennikill now lives, was working with his father, some talk about the hard times when they were young was mentioned. Michael Fitzpatrick says "sure they weren't hard at all; wouldn't you get two fine duck eggs for a half pence" Wisha, a mic" says sawyer, "and where would you get the half penny" (famine times)
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2018-09-23 22:38
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The neighbours on their beds at night,
To sleep they are afraid,
Because you never know the hour,
That he carried out his raid,
One very cold and stormy night,
Not very long ago,
This donkey with a comrade,
To Campbells straight did go,
They first attacked a stack of oats,
Their hunger to subdew,
And next part of a potato heap,
And disappeared from view.
Early next morning poor Campbell he went out
To view his little property,
And have a look about,
A heap of straw he did espy,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:34
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There are a number of poets in this district. There names are, Patrick McCabe, William Johnston, Patrick Keogh and Michael Brady. Michael Brady made a song about a wandering ass. Come all ye Gaelic [?] and listen on to me,
I will sing for you a [?] or two about our young [?]
Of all this chance I must avail,
I cannot let it pass,
I mean to tell you one all,
He kept a wandering ass
This donkey minus shoes
And on his breast a [?]
He is a scourge to Middletown
and all around Drumgore,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:32
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There are a number of poets in this district. There names are, Patrick McCabe, William Johnston, Patrick Keogh and Michael Brady. Michael Brady made a song about a wandering ass. Come all ye Gaelic [?] and listen on to me,
I will sing for you a [?] or two about our young [?]
Of all this chance I must avail,
I cannot let it pass,
I mean to tell you one all,
He kept a wandering ass
This donkey minus shoes
And on his breast a [?]
He is a scourge to Middleton
and all around Drumgore,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:28
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patches or headlands have to be cleared it is the scythe that is used.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:24
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it on the top like a hen. The crow builds her nest in the top of a high tree. The corncrake and the lark build their nests in the grass.
The rook usually known as the crow starts building her nest on the first of March. If we watch very early on the first of March we can see them at work very busily gathering material to build their nest.
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2018-09-23 22:24
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Tells me (Ellen Breen) of the laborious work she witnessed some 70 years ago when about 15 men mostly friends gathered with reaping hooks to cut 31/2 acres of corn for her father. A hard day's work, but it was all cut,bound and stacked in one day. The Reaping Hook is not to be seen around here at all now. If small
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2018-09-23 22:21
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left in darkness. They fled in terror. Tuck visited the spot the next morning and found no trace of any digging. No further attempt was made to unearth the treasure.
Denis Cavanagh, about 50 years ago, when digging near a dune of the old castle found a metal button on which was
"Crom- Abu".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:20
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The birds usually found in this district are the crow, the magpie, the thrush, the stare, the wren, the sparrow, the lark and the wagtail. The birds that migrate are the swallows, the cuckoo, the corncrake and the wild geese. The wild geese go to Scotland when the bad weather is over.
The cuckoo builds no nest of her own. She lays her eggs in other birds nest. When the cuckoo is in our country there is always a little bird flying along with her. She is called her admirer.
The robin has a red spot on her breast. It is said that when our Lord was dying a drop of blood fell on her breast and ever since the robin has a red breast.
The wren builds its nest in the side of a fence. It builds its nest in a different way to the other birds. It puts the door on the sheltered side of the nest. The other birds put
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:18
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Inhabitants went to bed every night to dream of the hidden gold. One - Tuck, Ballyhoran dreamt three nights in succession of where the gold was. He and a man named Phelan uncle of James Phelan Clonin) went by night ot the exact spot. They took with them a cock to kill and a pot of fire to show them light. They dug and dug. A last on reaching the treasure they killed the cock and as it was giving it's last flap the pot of fire was whipped from their hands thus they were
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 22:16
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An Reilig.
Ainm an Aithriseóra: Bean Uí Póil.
A Seoladh: Baile na Cille, Gleann Beithe.
A Aois: 47 bl.
Tá dhá reilig i bparróiste Gleann Beithe.
Tá ceann acu suidhte i mBaile na Cille agus tá an ceann eile suidhte i gCurra.
Tá cuma cearnógach ar an gceann atá i gCurra agus tá an ceann imBaile na Cille cruinn.
Tá an reilig igCurra an-leilbhéalta.
Tá an reilig i mBaile Cille an-garbh agus tá a lán clocaí innte. Tá sí sa treó soir.
Níl aon crann nó tor ins an gceann i mBaile na Cille, ach tá cupla crann ins an reilig i gCurra.
Cuireadh leanbhaí gan baiste san gCillín agus sin an ceann atá i Curra, ach cuirtear daoine fásta i mBaile na Cille ach le deanaí chuirtear daoine fásta san gCillín.
Tá fotharach i reilig Baile na Cille agus tá a lán daoine curtha ann.
Tá tuambaí ann agus is le mhuinntir Ó Seaghdha é. Níor cuireadh aoinne ann le fhada.
Tá a lán sean-croiseanna innte agus
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2018-09-23 22:12
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A day and a night at home and is brought to the Chapel for the second night and Buried next day.
Rich people Have a High mass and office.
The relations wear black for some time after - for parents or children black is worn for a year, for grandparents, uncles and aunts and cousins Some people wear black for six months and some just wear a black hat or a black tie or band.
Johanna & Stasin Conway.
From John Conway
Glenpipe.
When a child is very quiet and hardly ever cries It is a sign that it will not live.
When you hear the dog keening it is a sign that someone is dying.
If a sick person is all the time picking the blankets on the bed It is a sign that they are dying.
If a person who dies does not get stiff there will soon be another death in the family.
When a person is waking in a house the people stop the clock because they say the corpse Would not rest if they did not stop it.
There is usually a plate of snuff And plenty of clay pipes Left on the quilt over the corpse
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2018-09-23 22:12
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Peter Reilly Boston has the cure of the whitlow. Many people come from far and near to get the cure made with him. It never was known for the cure to fail.
Mrs Rabbit Kilsaran has the cure of erysipelas. The people from all around come to get cured with her. Dan Conaty has the cure of the sprain. The people long ago put roasted chickenweed to a sprain to keep down a swelling.
Patrick J. Brady sets broken bones and bones out of joint. The cure for the toothache is to get a warm pot lit and put it to your face.
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2018-09-23 22:11
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An onion is roasted for about three hours. Then it is taken up and stuck into the sore ear as it is. The ear is supposed to get better in a few days.
Another cure is to make a poultice with mustard and the white of an egg. The egg is said to keep the mustard from burning the ear. The poultice is put on the back of the ear and the ear is said to get better in a few days.
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2018-09-23 22:08
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From Johanna and Stasia Conway who heard them from their father, John Conway. Glenpipe.
James Walsh of Kilmoynick aged 77 years now was a famous runner and walker. No matter how many races he ran, long or short, he would win. He ran one race 800 yardsand won and got a lovely gold cup. He got many other prizes as well at different times. My father saw him winning a high jump at sports in Coolroe one day.
Jack Dempsey is about 65 years of age he lives in Millinavat and at times he is off his head. About 50 years ago he was in Waterford. He met a man from Mullinavat there and the mantold him he would give him a quarter of sugar and half a pint of beer if he would race him to Mullinavat, a distance of eight miles.. Jack is very fond of sugar, so he agreed. The two set out from Waterford a three o'clockand Jack landed in Mullinavat
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2018-09-23 22:06
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I often saw a home made toy. Some of them are made from wood, others from paper, and others from cloth. My mother made one for the child. She made it from cloth.
She made a small little bag, and filled it with old pieces of clothes for the body. She made the head in the same way but smaller than the body. She sewed it on to the body.
She had to put two eyes, a nose and a mouth on its face. She makes the feet, arms, and hands and sews them on. When she had all done she made a dress and a hat, and put them on. The doll was then completed.
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2018-09-23 21:58
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The old people say that in eighteen hundred and forty-six the potatoes blackened and crops failed and a great famine followed.
The people died of hunger. The district was very thickly populated before that time. Some people went to America and more died along the roadside.
They point out sights where old houses were build and are now in ruins.
A disease followed which nearly killed all the people in the district. The Government sent seed which was sown broad cast like oats. They also sent Indian meal to feed the people which was distributed by the pound.
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2018-09-23 21:54
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The school-children amuse themselves in many ways. They play games each day during the lunch-hour. The usual game played is "Old Witch". This game is played in the following way.
Three of the biggest children stand up. One is called the mother, another is called the witch, and the other one is a servant girl. The witch disappears.
All the other children sit down in a straight line. They are the babies. The mother goes for her pension, and tells the servant to put two of the children to bed.
When she is gone, the witch comes to the servant for an old
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2018-09-23 21:48
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pair of shoes. The girl runs off to get the shoes but when she returns the witch and two babies are gone.
Shortly mother returns but no children are to be found in any bed. She beats and scolds the girl and in a short time goes shoping again. All this is repeated again and again until all the babies are gone.
Mother goes off very broken-hearted to the shop. On place of the first she asks she gets one of her babies. In place of the next thing she got another baby, and in the end she had all her babies back again, and now she is very glad.
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2018-09-23 21:43
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There are many different herbs. Nettles, fairy-fingers, and red-shank grow from one to two feet in height. Nettles are often mixed through other food, and given to young turkeys or ducks.
Red-shank is pulled and thrown away, because it leaves the land poor. Fairy-fingers are poisonous.
Little Nellie and chicken-weed grow among the grasses. Little Nellie is used to take out a thorn. Chicken-weed is used to reduce a swelling.
Thistles and dandelion are given to pigs as food. Crowfoot is often boiled in milk and strained. The milk is given to pigs to cure them from sickness. It is called crow-foot because its leaf
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2018-09-23 21:37
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When the sun comes out high and dazling early in the day it is always inclined to be showery. At night if the moon is hid in big black clouds and no stars in the sky and cold East or North wind whistling around it is a sure sign that the next day will be raining.
Sometimes after midday if there are dark clouds floating and rainbows in the sky it is also a sign that it will rain.
In Summer if there is hot weather for two or three weeks and that it gets dull and sultry, and sometimes the sky getting a reddish colour. There is probably a thunderstorm. If the night is bright and the moon shining brightly and the sky covered with stars it is a sure sign of frost. When insects and birds are flying low is a sign of rain. When sea birds come inland there is a storm on sea.
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2018-09-23 21:35
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Clonkeen Water Corn Mill: This was also worked by water of the Boyne and about 1 1/2 miles distant from old paper mill. It is now disused. It was oats was generally crushed there, there being little wheat grown in these parts then. Remains of it are still there but it is gradually crumbling to bits. About a hundred yards away there was a castle. The owner was Bermingham.
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2018-09-23 21:32
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Old Local Industries
Paper Mill at Newberry: (Notes obtained from John Mooney).
The mill was built by Wilsonholme, a scotsman for scutching flax. At this time the gentleman's residence (Newberry Hall) was owned by Viscount Harberton. It afterwards passed into hands of Pilkinton family - other aristocrats. These were connected with Alec Thorn (publishers) and they converted mill into a paper mill. The paper manufactured was cardboard and that used for book-binding. The manager was Martin (C.J.) whose family attended this school. He and family lived in a labourers cottage (still in preservation) opposite Rectory gates. The mill ceased work about half a century ago. Newberry is now owned by Mr. J. J. Robinson who had remains of mill removed. It was worked by water of Boyne and turbines. This industry was carried on for about 15 years and was stopped owing to foreign paper being imported at a cheaper rate: The source of Boyne is about 1/2 mile distant.
John Mooney says he working here and earned from 9/- to 12/- weekly.
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2018-09-23 21:28
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Who richers great processed
But an Irish boy
This maid so coy
Of all she loved the best
Oh well she knew
To her was true
This lad beyond comparing
Twas his truth I ween
That won this queen
The rose of Killinkere
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But now 'eer Lent
She did consent
That married they would be
And at Fathadreen
There would be seen
A merry wedding
Each boy as gay
All on that say
And colleen will be there
To congratulate in wedding state
The rose of Killinkere
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2018-09-23 21:25
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Now holds the sway
As the rose of Killinkere
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From the banks of Nore to Antrim's shore
There is many a bright colleen
And every where are maidens fair
But none like her I swear
Her form is fine nature's design
Decked by her golden hair
Won for this dame this lovely name
As rose of Killinkere
III
In concert hall
There is none at all
This maiden can surpass
In songs so sweet
Few can compete
With this my pretty lass
A maid so kind
You would scarcely find
Nor any half so fair
Oh her title high
None can deny
The rose of Killakere
IV
All for her hand
Were suitors grand
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2018-09-23 21:21
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In the month of June
When the summer moon
Over hill and vale did shine
At Fathreen where each hillside
Green with daisies fair entwine
That I describe the lonely pride
This pretty maiden fair
Who in great array
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2018-09-23 21:20
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Their music was enchantment
Their bands did loudly play
They got good respect and honour on our Ladies Day
IV
There is a brilliant star in Kingsport and a [?] of flame
His name is Frances Gogerty long may this hero reign
Its with his brake there rode a strake and a carried thirty one and the shout was fag na baile for the heroes of Killan
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With love and liberty dwell in the hearts of man
And wears the badge of honour like the parish of Killan
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2018-09-23 21:18
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Tuesday and there are other special cakes made on special occasions. There are bracks for Halloween and Christmas. There are wedding-cakes, birthday cakes and Christening cakes made for each occasion.
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2018-09-23 21:17
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Eileen O'Loughlin (15) Newcastle. Told by Maisie O'Loughlin (26).
Bread was made from wheat, oats and barley. The flour was made locally. It was never heard that querns were used in this district. The different kinds of bread made were brown bread, wholemeal bread, barley bread, white bread, currant bread, oaten bread and boxty bread. The brown bread is made with flour and wheaten -meal. There is no wheaten-meal put into white bread, and the boxty bread is made with grated raw potatoes.
The ingredients used are salt, soda, flour, wheaten-meal and buttermilk for brown bread; salt, soda, flour and buttermilk for white bread; and salt, pepper, ginger and cinnamon for boxty bread. It is either cooked in butter or fat.
In nearly every house there was a special day set apart for baking. On this day there was enough baked for nearly a week. On the top of the cake there is a cross put to prevent the crust from cracking. The bread is baked on a griddle pot-over, and oaten bread is usually baked before the fire on a trivet. It is made of light iron. Pancakes are made on Shrove
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 21:16
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Arise you gallant Irish men united like you stand
Look out about your lawful rights and banish Cromwells clan
This enemy you plainly see will fight agains us still
But on our Ladies Day we'll show them play at the meeting in Cootehill
II
All the surrounding parishes in splendour they did go
From Ballyboy to Monaghan Cleevan and Bono
Lavey Laragh Muff and Bawl and likeways Den and Kill
And bold Knockbride she was the Bride at the meeting in Cootehill
III
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2018-09-23 21:13
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And there I bought a fanny mare
It was a dear and honest fare
Says poor old Jemmy Gargan
(4)
Jack Soden he is an honest man
He carries the flag in Corlurgan land
He is a loyal Orange man
Says poor old Jemmy Gargan
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2018-09-23 21:12
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cow. Instead of rubbing the ointment to the imaginary sick cow the mother rubbed it to the little girl.
The following morning when the girl was passing the fort on the way to school she was again hailed by the woman of the fort "Ah" said she "your mother thinks she is very clever but I'll be cleverer than she and I'll have you when you get married"
When the child returned home that evening she told her mother what the woman in the fort said and the mother understood it to mean that if the child got married when she grew up when she grew up she would be taken away by the fairies. But the girl never got married but became a housekepper for her Uncle Father Toomey of Dromtariffe Parish where he was Parish Priest, and she lived to a ripe old age. This story can be vouched for by people who knew Miss Toomey well.
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2018-09-23 21:12
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Corlurgan farm is far away
I have to go to milk each day
And sometimes have to rake the hay
Says poor old Jemmy Gargan
(2)
I chased them on to Margret gate
We landed there at half past eight
My feet in a shocking state
Says poor old Jemmy Gargan
(3)
I went to the fair at Mullingar
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2018-09-23 21:10
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There is a fort about three miles from Newmarket about which a strange story is told.
A schoolgirl by the name of Toomey when passing the fort one day was called in by a woman and asked to mind a baby.
She was kept until school time was over. The following morning the same thing happened and in several mornings afterwards while the mother thought the child was attending school. The teacher sent a messenger to inquire the cause of the child's absence from school. The mother much surprised questioned the girl as to where she had spent her time and the girl told the whole story. The mother as one would expect did not scold the child, but bade her ask the woman in the fort when she was leaving it the following evening for a cure for a sick cow. The girl did as requested and the woman of the fort gave her a box of ointment to rub to the
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2018-09-23 21:09
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2. The Bean-Sídhe.
The bean-sídhe is a woman who goes around crying for the dead. She is supposed to cry for the people whose names begin with "O", with "Mac" or with "U'".
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2018-09-23 21:07
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The skin grew thick upon them
And the bones they have them cut
(6)
The last boy I hired
May the Lord reward Dan
One call is all he ever got
From Brady of Killann
(7)
I was everyday expecting
For Jack Connell and the van
For to take me from the villian
In the parish of Killann
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2018-09-23 21:07
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Where the beagle's bugle horn.
Roused the hills on Sunday morn.
And Brennan and Pat Willliams make the pace.
Then the dogs with yelps and bound
Bring the vermin to the ground
How we rally in the rapture of the chase.
Chorus
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They may boast of Bunker Hill.
Garryowen and Vinegar Hill.
Newmarket too has honours like the rest
It's here Curran first drew breath
And after Emmet's tragic death
They laid his sweetheart Sarah Curran here to rest.
Chorus
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Then after Ninety-Eight
When the Croppies were all bate
The Whiteboys made their stand in Scarteen Hill
There were three Priests martyred there.
And they died with a prayer.
For the Faith, they fondly loved and we love still.
Chorus
Composed by Rev. M. Norris (R.I.P.) Late. P.P. Newmarket, Co. Cork.
Máire Ní Dalaigh
in Ath-Treasna
i gCo. Corcaighe
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2018-09-23 21:07
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mason's and men to build a mansion. When the mansion was built and furniture put in, the lepreachaun came and knocked the great mansion down with one blow of his little hammer. The lepreachaun is considered a revengeful little man.
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2018-09-23 21:05
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(1)
I went to Bailieborough
To a place they call the stand
And for six long months I lived
With Brady of Killann
(2)
You have roads to make and stones to break
To mix and scatter lime
And now you are good servant and do the best you can
For I greatly fear I won't be here said Brady of Killann.
(3)
I went to him next morning as you may plainly see
He gave me eggs and bacon and then shook hands with me
You are welcome to me Johnny and you are with a decent man
For I hope you won't regret the day you came to Brady of Killann
(4)
I was called into my breakfast
But nothing scarce could see
Only a pack of hungry children
Crying any there for me
(5)
I worked out on the farm
Till my hands I could not shut
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2018-09-23 21:05
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Rose Kiernan, Johnstown-Bridge, Enfield told by Mrs. Kiernan (30).
The Lepreachaun.
The lepreachaun is often called the "Fairy Cobbler". He is about thirty inches in height. He is dressed in a green jacket and a red cap with an owl's feather. He has white breeches.
Some lepreachauns are very old. He is always under a whitethorn bush making fairy shoes for the fairies.
Long ago a man lived in Munster. His name was Fineen Macarthy. He had a cousin who came home from America a rich man. Fineen was very jealous of his cousin and he and his wife determined to get money if he could. Fineen went down to the "Lepreachaun's Glen" one evening to catch a lepreachaun which lived there. He stole up behind the lepreachaun who was making fairy shoes.
No sooner had the lepreachan felt the first grasp of Fineen's hands than he tried to make him take his eyes off him, but was no good. He gave Fineen the gold.
Fineen went home and hired
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2018-09-23 21:05
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Rose Kiernan, Johnstown-Bridge, Enfield told by Mrs. Kiernan (30).
The Lepreachaun.
The lepreachaun is often called the "Fairy Cobbler". He is about thirty inches in height. He is dressed in a green jacket and a red cap with an owl's feather. He has white breeches.
Some lepreachauns are very old. He is always under a whitethorn bush making fairy shoes for the fairies.
Long ago a man lived in Munster. His name was Fineen Macarthy. He had a cousin who came home from America a rich man. Fineen was very jealous of his cousin and he and his wife determined to get money if he could. Fineen went down to the "Lepreachaun's Glen" one evening to catch a lepreachaun which lived there. He stole up behind the lepreachaun who was making fairy shoes.
No sooner had the lepreachan felt the first grasp of Fineen's hands than he tried to make him take his eyes off him, but was no good. He gave Fineen the gold.
Fineen went home and hired
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 21:05
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Rose Kiernan, Johnstown-Bridge, Enfield told by Mrs. Kiernan (30).
The Lepreachaun.
The lepreachaun is often called the "Fairy Cobbler". He is about thirty inches in height. He is dressed in a green jacket and a red cap with an owl's feather. He has white breeches.
Some lepreachauns are very old. He is always under a whitethorn bush making fairy shoes for the fairies.
Long ago a man lived in Munster. His name was Fineen Macarthy. He had a cousin who came home from America a rich man. Fineen was very jealous of his cousin and he and his wife determined to get money if he could. Fineen went down to the "Lepreachaun's Glen" one evening to catch a lepreachaun which lived there. He stole up behind the lepreachaun who was making fairy shoes.
No sooner had the lepreachan felt the first grasp of Fineen's hands than he tried to make him take his eyes off him, but was no good. He gave Fineen the gold.
Fineen went home and hired
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 21:05
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Rose Kiernan, Johnstown-Bridge, Enfield told by Mrs. Kiernan (30).
The Lepreachaun.
The lepreachaun is often called the "Fairy Cobbler". He is about thirty inches in height. He is dressed in a green jacket and a red cap with an owl's feather. He has white breeches.
Some lepreachauns are very old. He is always under a whitethorn bush making fairy shoes for the fairies.
Long ago a man lived in Munster. His name was Fineen Macarthy. He had a cousin who came home from America a rich man. Fineen was very jealous of his cousin and he and his wife determined to get money if he could. Fineen went down to the "Lepreachaun's Glen" one evening to catch a lepreachaun which lived there. He stole up behind the lepreachaun who was making fairy shoes.
No sooner had the lepreachan felt the first grasp of Fineen's hands than he tried to make him take his eyes off him, but was no good. He gave Fineen the gold.
Fineen went home and hired
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 21:02
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Air - God Save Ireland
i
We have travelled from New York.
Exiles all from rebel Cork.
And we're proud of the flag that o'er us waves.
For to-night our memories turn.
To the spot where we were born.
To the town that never, never nurtured slaves.
Chorus
Up, Up Newmarket cried the exile,
Up, Up Newmarket say we all.
Whether we shall here remain.
Or return home again.
May Newmarket ever rise and never fall.
ii
In the charming Island Wood
Where with pride we often stood.
Gazing on the scenic beauties all around
Or in rambling up Scarteen, Barleyhill and Meens between.
Oh; What pleasure and contentment there we found.
Chorus
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:57
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but this is not so, the growth on the contrary being unusually luxuriant. Lofty tree's, principally ash, but some sycamore and beech spring out of the crevices at the sides and top, while more rise from the fissure itself. Wherever we look or turn throughout the whole mile or so to which the Glen extents, we see nothing but tree's, shrubs, ferns, flowers and all those situated in the most picturesque fashion.
The Grange district in which the "Glen" is situated, has an interesting history. In ancient times the lands belonged to the Cistercian Abbey of boyle, and although other religious houses had similar places in the County, the term, Grange, appears to have been applied exclusively to the possessions of boyle Abbey. The district now comprises of four townlands, Grange East, Grange West, Grange North, Primrose Grange. At a place called Mullaghcom, (Crooked Hill) in the townland of Primrose Grange are some remarkable structures resembling those in other places throughout the County, and called as usual, by the country people "Giants Graves".
To the rere of Mr Tom Mc Donagh's residence, Grange house at the foot of Knocnarea is a fragment of an ancient building marked on the Ordnance Survey Map " Castle in Ruins".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:47
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A story is told in this district of a fairy fort.
There were not many nurses long ago.
There was a nurse and she was a native of Newmarket. One night a man came to the womans house for her.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:46
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There is a fort at Gooseberry Hill. There was a road through this fort. The owner of this field where the fort was, cut down some part of the ditch and he sent a man and two horses to plough the field and he ploughed around the fort and as he was ploughing he got paralysed and died, the two horses were struck dead and the owner of the field died shortly afterwards.
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2018-09-23 20:43
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shillings she found it had disappeared.
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2018-09-23 20:43
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2018-09-23 20:42
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The local fairs are held in the fair-field, but sometimes if there is a good demand for cattle the buyers visit the farmers' houses or meet the farmers on the roads leading to the market town.
There were no fairs held here in former times but when the Aldworths obtained a grant of the McAuliffes land they established a market in the place which has been since called Newmarket.
The cattle market is held in the fair-field a large enclosure which is surrounded by a high wall.
The pig markets, calf markets and horse fairs are held in the streets.
The calf markets were established in Newmarket about thirty years ago and are held every Thursday from March until July. The horse fairs were established about twenty years ago and are held in February and October. Cattle fairs are held once a month. The pig market was formerly held the day before the calf
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:39
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market, at present it is held on the first Wednesday of every month.
Tolls are paid to the barons of the fair. The barons of Newmarket are Messrs Arthur and Cornelius O Shea who purshed the right to collect the tolls by auction. The toll on a calf is threepence, on a cow sixpence, on a pig twopence.
Luck penny is always paid to the buyer. It is calculated according to the price of the animal the higher the price, the greater the luck-penny.
When the bargains are made the contracting parties strike hands. In the olden times the buyers dipped his stick in the mud and put his own mark on the cattle he had bought.
Nowadays the buyer marks the cattle with a cane of red marking paint.
When the animal is sold the halter is given to the buyer.
Before monthly fairs were held there were cattle fairs on the twenty first of November. This is still known as old fairs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:35
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Two Hedge teachers known as the Blackmaster and Pat the master. The formers name being Patrick Daly who ended his days in the Kanturk Union and the latter's Patrick Murphy.
The site of the houses wherein they taught are still to be seen, one on which Jeremiah Sheahan has erected a home at Gorthanagluck Bridge.
A second at Barnacurra in Mortimer O Sullivan's land A third in the Old Walsh house at Glenlara and a fourth in Glenlara in what was known as Billy O Brien's old house, residents can still point out the spot.
Another Hedge Teacher was Johnny Hickey who taught somewhere on the north western outskirts indoors. Patrick Daly was a Kerryman and one of the last and best exponents of the Old Kerry dancing which in difficulty of execution was much more so than the Cork or Limerick Schools.
Daly always lodged in the farm houses wherein he was hospitalbly treated and by the way the farmers homes to the West of Newmarket were ever open to poor scholars who were very numerous here in Kerry Horan's time
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:29
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most of all becoming first class teachers and some up to recently filling the highest educational posts in the British C. Service.
They were paid little in money, they were paid in kind, Supplied with free tobacco, clothes, free keep ect.
Irish and English were taught by .P Daly the others named were unfortunately unable to instruct in the vernacular.
No Irish was spoken at that time. Many years prior two latin teachers taught in Meelin, and many in Meelin and Newmarket some 120 or more years ago were fluent, Latin, Irish and English speakers.
The teachers were naturally much opposed and incensed with the Government whose ambition it was to destroy their influence and deny them a living. They wrote mostly on slate. But much was done the humble quill and many up to some fifty years ago and the secret of a never fading ink which shone with exceptionaly brilliancey. The children were mostly standing and when not, resting on nature's pedestal.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:24
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The teachers would get a bag of potatoes and half of the only cake of bread that would be made during the year they also got a piece of hook to carry to the smith to make a knife for Xmas night and to cut the bread.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:22
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There were no blackboard used headlines ect. were shown on a slate.
The teachers remained in each district as rule they all had their demarcation line. It may be added that one of the last attendants at hedge school and who afterward attended a National School was Denny M. Linehan author of some very good local pieces and also of a novel named the "Red Spy".
Another teacher who spent a few years roving between Newmarket and Kiskeam was Edward Walsh, one of Ireland's minor poets and whose writings appeared in the Dublin penny Journals.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:13
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1.
Pairc fada = It is a long field
Pairc na sagart = There were Priests living there long ago
Pairc an caisleáin = There was a Castle in it long ago
Pairc manéireann = A small meadow
Pairc an abha = There is a stream in it
Pairc an tarbh = The field of the bull.
Pairc na cloiche = There are stones in it
Pairc an coill = There is a wood in it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 20:04
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1.
Pairc an puicín = The fairies field.
Pairc na lasa = The field of the liss.
Pairc na luca = The field of the pond.
Pairc mór = The big field.
Pairc na gaba = The field of the forge.
Pairc na cul = The field of the wood.
Pairc an croise = The field of cross.
Pairc na crainn = The field of the trees
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2018-09-23 20:04
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composed was "My Gold Legged Guinea Hen". He got a present of a guinea hen from his uncle in America and she had one gold coloured leg and he composed a song about her.
He was buried in Aglish in the year 1902 and he was about sixty years when he died.
There was a poet lived in Aglish by the name of Tom Murray. He composed thousands of songs but they are all forgotten. His father, grandfather and his great grandfather were famous poets.
They were farmers. he lived the same time as Tom Sullivan and they were always jealous of one another.
They lived about a quarter of a mile from one another. They used be always invited to weddings and it was nearly always a contest between the two of them to see who had the better songs.
Tom Sullivan was better than Tom Murray, even though Tom Sullivan was the only poet in all the Sullivan family.
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2018-09-23 19:55
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Ther was a poet who lived in Glencairn, named Thomas O'Sullivan, now dead, and buried in Aglish, who composed many songs, one of which is sung up to the present day - "My Home in Lismore".
He was a shoemaker by trade and he composed another song, but it is forgotten now. It was about a pair of boots he made for his wife. "Lizzie's Brown Boots" was the name of it.
He was also a great storyteller and he wrote many stories for the newspapers and he got many prizes.
All his songs are forgotten now, only the names are remembered. Another one he
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2018-09-23 19:42
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money from your parents on Monday you would not get it, they would be afraid you would keep asking them for it all the week.
I often heard the story of the Old Cow. The poor old cow lived through the cold month of March. She thought then that the month of April would be fine and that the grass would grow, but the three first days of April were very cold and they killed the old cow.
If the cuckoo was heard in the woods and if a person had not planted his oats before that, the people would say that he is a "Cuckoo farmer" and the crop would be poor and thin and it would be called a "Cuckoo Crop".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 19:36
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Some ays of the week are looked upon as very unlucky. These are Friday and Monday.
It is said if you cut your hair on Monday, that it would not grow ever again. Some people would not leave their children go to school first on Monday, they say that they would not be any good to learn, so all the people around here send their children to school first on Tuesday.
It is unlucky to change from one house to another on Monday, because it you did, you would be changing houses for all the year and you would have no rest or peace. If you asked
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 16:35
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There were no blackboard used, headlines etc., were shown on a slate.
The teachers remained in each district's as rule they all had their demarcation line.mit may be added that some of the last attendants at hedge school and who afterward attended a National School was Donny M Linehan author of some very good local pieces and also of a novel named the "Red Spy"
Another teacher who spent a few years roving between Newmarket and Kishkeam was Edward Walsh, one of Ireland's minor poets and whose writings appeared in the Dublin Penny Journals.
Máire Ní Dalaigh Mr. D.J. Murphy
An Scairtín New Street
In Ath Treasna Newmarket
I gCo Corcaighe Co. Cork
The teachers would get a bag of potatoes and half of the only cake of bread that would be made during the year ,they also got a piece of hook to carry to the Smith to make a knife for mas night and to cut the bread.
Cáit Ní Cinnéide C Collins
Ath TreaAna Ath Treasna
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 16:12
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most of all becomingfirst class teachers and some up to recently filling the highest educational posts in the British Service.
They were paid little in money, they were paid in kind. Supplied with free tobacco, clothes, free keep etc.
Irish and English were taught by P Daly the others named were unfortunately unable to instru t in the vernacular.
No Irish was spoken at that time. Many years prior two Latin teachers taught in Meelin, and many in Meelin and Newmarket some 120 or more years ago were fluent,Latin, Irish and English speakers .
The teachers were naturally much opposed and incensed with the Government whose ambition it was to destroy their influence and deny them a living. They wrote mostly on slate. But much was done the humble quill and many up to some fifty years ago and the secret of a never fading ink which shone with exceptionaly brilliancey. The children were mostly standing and when not, resting in nature's pedastels
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 16:01
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Old Schools
Two Hedge teachers known as the Blackmaster and Pat the master. The formers name being Patrick Daly who ended his days in the Kanturk Union and the latter's Patrick Murphy.
The site of the houses wherein they taught are still to be seen, one on which Jeremiah Sheehan has erected a home at Gorthanaghluck Bridge.
A second at Barnacurra in Mortimer O Sullivan's land. A third at in the Old Walsh house at Glenlara and a fourth in Glenlara in what was known as Billy O Briens old house, residents can still to be point out the spot.
Another Hedge teacher was Johnny Hickey who taught in the north western outskirts,indoors. Patrick Daly was a Kerryman and one of the last and best exponents of the Old Kerry dancing which in difficulty of execution was much more so than the Cork or Limerick schools.
Daly always lodges in the farm houses wherein he was hospitalbly treated and by the way the farmers homes to the west of Newmarket were ever open to poor scholars who were very numerous here in Kerry Horans time
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 15:36
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Twenty sheep went out a gap, twenty more went after that, three and two how many was that.
Ans . = five sheep
As round as an apple, as plump as a ball, can climb the steeple and churches and all.
Ans. = Sun
Up the stairs and down the stairs and carries the stairs on his back.
Ans. = ladder
Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat you can guess forever but you cannot guess this.
Ans = (p) pipe.
As I went over London bridge, I met a London scholar, he drew off his hat and drew off his gloves and I had told you the name of the scholar.
Ans. = Andrew
A hard working father and a lazy old mother and twelve little children and they all the same colour
Ans. The face of the clock.
Máire T Ní Dálaigh Cáit Ní Murcadha
An Scairtín An Scairtín
Ath Treasna Ath Treasna
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 15:01
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There is a great number of old Irish sayings. When a bad deed is done to anyone they say, "When man to man is so unjust, it is hard to know the man to trust".
Other old sayings are, "A willful waste makes a woeful want". "God may bless you, and increase your store, and put it in your heart, to give me more". If you are watching another person's boots, you may go barefooted."
When a man goes to bed late and rises late we say, "Late to bed and late to rise, makes man beg before he dies" "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
"When a man or woman wears
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2018-09-23 15:01
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Riddles
I see some sheep that are white, white, white
I see a horn that is bright, bright, bright
I see a field that is blue, blue, blue
And what I tell you is true, true, true
Ans. sheep = stars
Horn = moon
fields = sky
A herd of white cows and a red bull in the middle.
Ans. white cows = teeth
red bull = tongue
There is a little house and a mouse could not live in it and all the men in town could not count all the windows in it.
Ans. = Thimble
Black and white and read all over
Ans. = Newspaper
What calf don't you eat
Ans. = the calf if your leg
As I went up a slippery gap. I met my Uncle Davy with timber toes and iron nose and upon my word he would frighten the crowd.
Ans . = a gun
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2018-09-23 14:50
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My father plants potatoes every year. He plants three or four acres every year. There are different classes of potatoes, such as, the Aran Victors, the Aran Banners, and the Champions
When the farmers are going to plant potatoes, they regulate the land. They mark out ridges, and manure them. Then they cut the potatoes into splits, and drop them on the ridges. They shovel them then. In the end of Spring or the beginning of Summer, they mould them. Then in Summer they spray them twice or three times.
After the first of July
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2018-09-23 14:50
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My father plants potatoes every year. He plants three or four acres every year. There are different classes of potatoes, such as, the Aran Victors, the Aran Banners, and the Champions
When the farmers are going to plant potatoes, they regulate the land. They mark out ridges, and manure them. Then they cut the potatoes into splits, and drop them on the ridges. They shovel them then. In the end of Spring or the beginning of Summer, they mould them. Then in Summer they spray them twice or three times.
After the first of July
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2018-09-23 14:42
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The Bishop and the Bullock
Put up a sturdy fight.
And there was a water man among them
His name was Tomie Tight.
Bartly Harton he came there.
Dressed in a suit of grey
And if the Derries were not wise
He'd tear them all away.
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2018-09-23 14:39
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I know of a poet who lives in Middletown. His name is Eugene Brady. He made a song about the Derrie Pass. This is the song.
On the twenty third of November
Just before the break of day.
The heather boys from Carnagh.
To the Derries trodged their way
With satchels in their shoulders
And shovels in their hands.
They were met by Gaffer Brady.
Who took them in command.
He said my boys your names I take
And quickly pen them down.
And if ye dont obey my orders
I'll send ye back to Carnagh town.
Ownie the Corriga he came there.
He never wore a smile
And he's the boy that heaped the load,
On sloped heels Paddy Coyle.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 13:50
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At one time there was a young boy living in the village of Inagh. His mother told him, he would have to go to the market and sell the only cow they had.
So next morning the young boy set out for the fair the first man he met, offered twelve pounds for the cow. The boy said he would not give the cow.
Not long after another buyer came and asked him what he wanted for the cow. "An pingin is aoirse ar an aonac" says he. "Well that's what you will not get" [says] said the buyer.
About an hour after
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2018-09-23 13:44
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such as Easter Sunday when each person ate from six to twelve eggs, each one trying to eat more than another. Wooden vessels were used in this district before cups became common.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 13:40
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The people in this district ate only three meals a day in olden times. They used have a half day's work done in the morning before they ate the first meal which consisted of a mug of porridge for breakfast, the porridge being made out of Indian meal and sometimes their own oaten meal. The meals consisted of porridge for breakfast, potatoes and a wooden mug of sour milk in the noonday, and potatoes for supper also. The whole family sat round the table which was pulled out in the centre of the floor, and when the table was not in use, it was hung up on the wall.
Salty meat was often eaten in some well-off farmers' houses in this locality and preserved red herrings were often brought in barrels and were used with potatoes.
A custom in this district which still remains to the present day is egg-eating at certain times during the year,
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2018-09-23 13:38
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The people in this district ate only three meals a day in olden times. They used have a half day's work done in the morning before they ate the first meal which consisted of a mug of porridge for breakfast, the porridge being made out of Indian meal and sometimes their own oaten meal. The meals consisted of porridge for breakfast, potatoes and a wooden mug of sour milk in the noonday, and potatoes for supper also. The whole family sat round the table which was pulled out in the centre of the floor, and when the table was not in use, it was hung up on the wall.
Salty meat was often eaten in some well-off farmers' houses in this locality and preserved red herrings were often brought in barrels and were used with potatoes.
A custom in this district which still remains to the present day is egg-eating at certain times during the year.
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2018-09-23 12:51
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see all the shapes and colours of cloth on the bush.
The Annual Pattern is on the seventeenth of March. A large crowd of people visit the well on this day in order to pay honour and respect to that glorious Saint. There are other days of pilgrimage as well as this day. People who visit the well for cures, visit it on three different days. The visiting days are Thursday, Monday, and Thursday.
The prayers usually recited each time are the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father five times. The person kneels in five different places round the well while saying each prayer, and makes the same round three times. The water of the well is considered efficacious for the relief of all ailments. If
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2018-09-23 12:40
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Saint Patrick's is the name of the Holy Well in this district. It is situated on the slope of a hill facing northwards. It is in the townland of Carnagh, in the parish of Mullahoran, and in the county of Cavan. It is about two mules from Saint Joseph's Church, Loughduff.
The well is in a hallow as the hill is steep. All around it is built with stone to prevent the clay from injuring the water of the well. These stones are kept whitewashed which makes the well look nice and clean.
Beside the well grows a whitethorn bush. When people visit the well, especially the old they tie a piece of cloth to the bush as a token. You can
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2018-09-23 12:34
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I live in the townland of Drumgore. This townland is situated in the parish of Mullahoran, and in the Barony of Clonmahon.
There are twenty-two houses in it. None of them are slated, and the remainder are thatched. There are eighty two people living in it.
There are two old men whose names are Pat Briody and Willie Harten. Pat Briody is eighty-two years of age. Willie Harten is over seventy. At night they tell stories around the fireside. They cannot speak Irish.
A great many people emigrated to America during the famine period and after until emigration was stopped.
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2018-09-23 12:29
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Why does a hen pick a pot?
Answer - Because she cannot lick it.
Which is the longest letter in the English language?
Answer - Smiles, because there is a mile between the first and the last letter.
Why does a cow look over the ditch?
Answer - Because she cannot look under it.
A herring and a half for three halfpence How many for one shilling?
Answer - One dozen.
What talks but never walks?
Answer - A gramaphone.
What is as small as a mouse, and fills the house?
Answer - The light of the lamp.
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2018-09-23 12:19
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Patrick Murphy was the sexton in a certain chapel in County Donegal. The parochial house was a considerable distance from the chapel, and Patrick complained to the parish priest about it. So the priest decided to install the telephone.
The engineers came and installed it, and Patrick went to the chapel and the priest was in the parochial house. After a while Patrick heard the priest calling "are you there Patrick".
Patrick thought that the louder he shouted the better, so he shouted "I am". After while the call came again "are you there Patrick". Patrick shouted twice as loud that he was. But the call came again "are you there Patrick". May the Devil fly away with the telephone said Patrick in a low voice. I hear you now Patrick was the reply.
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2018-09-23 11:19
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*Name of writer: Michael McKiernan; age 10 3mths, Class; Fifth*
Weather Lore
When the cuckoo sings on a bare thorn the farmer is advised to sell his cow and buy corn.
A wet and windy May fills the garden full of corn and hay.
An other old saying is, "a haw year is a brágh year.
An evening red and a morning grey you may be sure of a good day.
A wet May and a dry June makes the farmer whistle a tune.
A sloe year is a woe year.
Rain before seven fair at eleven.
All the other months curse a fair February. This means if February comes good, all other months will come bad. When the curlew is heard singing there is bad weather near at hand.
When a blue blaze is seen in fire is a sign of a storm.
When soot falls, it is a sign of rain
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 11:17
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storm but the farther the circle the nearer the storm." This tells us that when the circle is near the moon we will have good weather and if it is far away from it we will have bad weather. If the stars fall frequently from the sky at night it is a sign of rain.
There are many other things which the people of old used as weather guides. If we sit around the fire in a farmers house at night at which old people are assembled we will hear them speak of many ways to foretell what kind of weather we are going to have. If the fire burns clearly it predicts frost, and if the ashes is of a greenish colour it tells us storm is at hand. When the soot falls down the chimney in heavy blobs it is a sure sign of rain. If the spirals of smoke from the chimneys go straight up into the sky it is a good sign of sunny weather but if they blow across the roofs it denotes rain.
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2018-09-23 11:09
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In the year 1828 my father's grandmother was a small little girl. She remembered one Palm Sunday, when herself and all the people belonging to her were going to Mass at the break of day, and, the priest was saying mass in a lonely hallow in Michael M'Govern's (Red Mickey's) land, in Gubaveeney. The track of the hole in the stone, where the holy water was kept, is still to be seen. On this particular Palm Sunday, it was like a wood of Palm for four or five miles square, but on that time twelve months Dan O'Connell gained Emancipation, and mass was then said in a barn belonging to a man named Maguire, who was banished from Glenawley and brought his two sons and got them ordained. On the next Palm Sunday they said mass, and mass never was said on the hill or in the Hallows any more. Before that, mass was said on a high hill called Carran (in Hugh Micky Jack's land) but it was too high and the yoemen could see the priest too soon. This place is still to be seen in Hughy Dolan's land in Gubaveeney (Hughy Mickey Jack).
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 11:02
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When milk is scarce in the Spring the people around here make souns (sounds) to use instead of milk. This is how they make it.
They soak oatmeal in spring water- some use hot water but mostly cold water is used. This is left to stand overnight and it is drank with porridge and used in tea and in many ways. If it is left two days steeping it gets sour and some people life it that way.
Some people call it soohaun (suachán).
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 10:49
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1. When the swallows fly high its sure to be dry.
2. When the swallows fly low there is sure to be snow.
3. If the cat sits with her back to the fire it is a sign of storm.
4. When a blue blaze comes in the fire it is a sign of rain.
5. When the sun goes down in a bank of clouds it is a sign of rain.
6. When the sun goes down clear and [?] it is a sign of good weather.
7. When the robin sings on a high branch it is a sign of good weather.
8. When the robin sings on a low branch it is a sign of rain.
9. When the wind blows from the South it a sign of bad weather.
10. When the wind blows from the North [?] East good weather may be expected.
11. When your teeth begin to pain it is a sure sign of rain.
12. When the seagulls and wildgeese come inland it is a sign of rain.
13. When the clouds get black it is a sign of bad weather
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 09:41
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the south. This is evidently the grave of Northern chieftains whose spirits were supposed to watch for enemy invaders coming from the south.
In recent years a bungalow has been erected alongside the tomb at Loughduff, and the very ancient and the very modern combine a novel contrast and it looks very picturesque.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 09:38
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excavation in it. About six inches from the surface he found a lair of fine stones. Beneath the stones he found about a foot deep of oak leaves pressed firmly together. Sinking through the clay he found large quantities of burned bones but he found no urns.
The door is facing northwards. This was evidently the tomb of chieftains of the southern army as the spirits of the Pagan dead were supposed to watch for enemy invaders coming from the North. About a quarter of a mile west there is another tomb similar to the one at Lougduff. The door of this faces towards
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2018-09-23 09:33
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top to form the roof. At the present day this top stone is only about half its original size.
The reason of this is in the time of the famine eighteen forty six there was a road being made leading by the school. They made this road to give employment to the poor and they had no material. They started to break up this stone and they would have probably broken the remaining half but for the priest who chased them from it.
About the year eighteen hundred and eighty, a school-teacher named Master Thomas O'Reilly who was keenly interested in antiquarian society work made an
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 09:27
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Alongside the public road beside Loughduff school and graveyard there is a fine specimen of one of the old cromlechs that are so common throughout Ireland and which is locally known as Gráinne's House.
It is supposed to be a Druid's Altar, but the result of the latest and best research is in favour of their use as memorials of places of sepulchre.
It was constructed by placing three stones standing on end, so as to enclose a small central chamber, and by placing an immense stone on the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-23 07:26
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If the new moon is on its back and the old moon on top of it it is the sign of rain. If you see the new moon out through the window you will have bad luck for the year. If you see a big ring around the moon at night it is the sign of rain and if you see a small ring it is the sign of good weather. If you see the moon going fast around the sky at night it is the sign of rain. If the weather is bad at the starting of the moon it will be bad for a fortnight.
Thomas Connor
Carrajames
Belcarra
Castlebar
Co Mayo
This was told to me by my father James Connor
age 60 yrs
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2018-09-23 03:05
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My Home District.
My home is situated in Island Upper, Craanford. There are only five houses in Island Upper, as well as the Priest's house. There are between twenty-five and thirty people residing in these houses.
The houses were all mud-walled and thatched but during the last fifty years most of the houses were re-constructed and slated. During the last two years two new houses have been built. Only one old house now remains.
There were two other houses on the side of the road in Island Upper, one of them was the teacher's residence, but the families are dead now and the houses have disappeared.
Three other families lived over Island Lane. One of these families named Doyle were evicted and the other families died with the plague after the famine. Their homes have disappeared also.
The land around Island Upper is very good tillage land, a large area is cultivated every year and more wheat is grown than any other crop.
The principal trees which grow around here are beech, elm and firdale. Some oak trees are to be found growing on odd ditches
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2018-09-23 02:44
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The only river which flows near the district is the river Lask. It rises in the Buckstown and flows through different bogs till it joins the river Bann near Kenny's house in Ballydarragh. The water from this river is used to work a mill in Lower Clonamona.
Sally Doyle.
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2018-09-23 02:40
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"Bárr-an uisge," in Shrule, which is supposed to have been blessed by a priest who said it would never go dry. It has never been known to go dry even in the driest weather. It is very shallow and probably this is the reason why it is called "bárr-an-uisge".
In Brideswell about four miles from here is St Bridgets Well. The well was blessed by St. Bridgets when she visited the convent in Brideswell. There is a atone beside the well with the mark of a human foot in it. The stone was once taken by a man to build a ditch, but the next morning the stone was back beside the well.
The man took it again and broke it and rebuilt the ditch with it, but the next morning it was again back beside the well. The stone is there still in two parts, the mark of half a human foot in each pieces.
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2018-09-23 02:28
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Our Holy Wells
There are few parishes in Ireland where there are not a few blessed or holy wells.
There are four holy wells in this parish
There is a small stone trough in Rosminogue Graveyard. There is always water in it both summer and winter. The water is supposed to cure all skin diseases.
About half a-mile from the graveyard in Kilnahue is a holy well called "Tobar Chríost" It is said that "rounds" were performed at this well long ago.
In the Old Graveyard in Ballregan there is a well which is supposed to be blessed. Some people say this was an old graveyard and others say it is a ring fort, but it is always called the "Old Graveyard". One day a piece of soap fell into the well, some clothes were being washed near it, and the well became so dirty and no one could go near it, there was such a bad smell around the well. The owner got the well cleaned and emptied and she put some holy water in it and then it was alright again.
There is a small well called
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2018-09-23 02:11
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Churning
Butter is usually made about twice a week during the summer months and one a week during the winter months.
If a stranger comes in and does not say "God bless the work" and help to churn, or offer to help to churn, it is believed he is casting the Evil Eye on the Cows.
One particular family in this parish called Pooles used to take the "profit" of the butter. One of the family used to go around on May morning and skim the wells from which the people would take the water to use in the churning.
When this would be done they would have to milk some milk from each cow, and drink the milk and the water from the top of the wells.
When the person of the house would go out to bring in the cows at milking time, it is said that they would see a lump of white butter and the milk running out of it. In order to get back the "profit" the people had to the priest and get him to say certain prayers.
They would have to burn a cross in a lump of butter found in the field. Then this piece of butter would be brought into the house and
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2018-09-23 01:51
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It is also a custom to get up at sunrise on Easter Sunday morning to see the sun dancing.
Some people do not like to go on the sea on Whit Sunday and Whit Monday because they say a lot of accidents happen on the sea on those days.
It was the custom to have a May Bush on May day and to choose a May Queen. The boys and girls would all dress in various costumes and dance around the May Pole. It is also an old custom to wash your face in the dew before sunrise on May morning so that the sun and wind would not destroy the face during the coming year.
During the Twelve days of Christmas, the Christmas candle is lighted each night and used by the household instead of a lamp.
After Michaelmas Day children are forbidden to eat blackberries. They are told that the Púca is guarding them and that ill-luck will follow anyone who eats the berries. The blackberries begin to decay after Michaelmas Day and so they are not fit to use, hence the story of the Púca is told to the children.
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2018-09-23 01:34
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door and coming into the kitchen the fear an tighe broke a piece off the cake and ate it, breaking of a piece and giving it to his wife and his children he thanked God for the new food, and finally placed himself and his family under the protection of Christ and his blessed mother during the coming year. Then the loaf was cut into slices and the family sat down to supper". This old custom used always take place in her grandfather's home in Glandoran.
It is the custom in most houses in this parish to make "pancakes" on Shrove Tuesday. A ring is put in one pancake and whoever gets the ring it is said that he would be married during the coming year.
Most people like to eat an egg on Easter Sunday morning and to eat lamb at dinner. In olden times it was the custom for the young people to collect at a certain place and to light a bonfire on Easter Sunday night. Then the saucepans would be put on the bonfire and the eggs boiled. All the men would have a competition to see who would eat the most eggs in the shortest time.
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2018-09-23 01:18
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Festival Customs
On the vigil of Saint Martin a fat goose would be killed every year. The mistress of the house would the goose herself and then she would take the head of the goose and throw it over the house. On the feast the goose would be cooked and when this was done, the broth would be divided and put into jugs, then she would divide the goose. Then she would call each of her children and give them a jug of broth and a piece of the meat to carry to each poor neighbour in the district. This was all done in honour of St. Martin.
Another ancient custom is described by Miss Flusk, who says, "when the harvest was over and the wheat ground into meal, my Grand-mother made a nice loaf in a pot oven beside the fire. This would be the first loaf made from the new meal. That evening before supper was served the fear-an-tighe taking the loaf went outside the door and striking the door three times in the name of the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity prayed that hunger and want might not enter the habitation during the year. Then his wife opened the
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2018-09-22 23:45
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and you will not see me again for one thousand years when I will return with all my fighting men and a great battle will be fought a Kellygordon where the last of the English will be driven from this country".
He then disappeared into the mist & has never been seen since.
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2018-09-22 23:40
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expeditions around Glencolumbkill & returned home to learn that a party of O'Neill's men from Tyrone had carried off all his cattle. He summoned all his men, not forgetting the little "red chap" and set off after them and overtook them on the mountain side about ten miles from Ballybofey.
A dreadful battle was fought & chiefly by the aid of the "little red man", the cattle were recaptured & a great many of O'Neill's men were killed & from the curses & oaths of the fighters the place was ever after known as "Bealach na gCreach".
O'Boyle was delighted and when returning said to the "fairy man" what can I do for you "for all you did for me"? All I want said the fairy, is that "you always give me some of your own food & drink". "That is little enough for you" said O'Boyle, & "you certainly shall have it".
As they were coming along through the Glen of Glenties O'Boyle went into a house as asked for a drink of milk which he got. He finished it off & never thought of his promise to his red haired friend, who at once said "you were not long forgetting your promise" & added, "I am leaving you now
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 23:21
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There lived at the castle of O'Boyle at Loughros a little red headed man & no person knew where he came from nor would he tell.
He was very much liked by O'Boyle & always helped him in his difficulties. It once happened that the men of Banagh challenged the men from Boylagh to a camán match & as usual the little red haired man went with the Boylagh men. The day was rather rough with a strong wind blowing & before the game started a coin was tossed up for choice of sides.
The Boylagh men lost the toss at which they were very downhearted, but as the play proceeded the wind veered round right against the Banagh men. The Boylagh men were delighted & at half time had piled up a good many points.
When play was resumed the men of Banagh had high hopes of equalizing, when, to their astonishment the wind again changed & blew right in their faces. The result was that they sustained a shameless beating at the hands of the Boylagh men, all due, of course, to the magical spells of the "little red haired man".
On another occasion O'Boyle was on one of his foraging
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2018-09-22 22:32
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My uncle discovered a little tub of butter in the bog. The tub was made of wood, and the butter was of a reddish brown colour. I do not think there was anything found along with it. He sold it to an antiquarian, but I do not know what he got for it.
There is a crock of gold hidden or supposed to be hidden in Drumbrocklis fort. It is said that men went to search for it but that they were hunted by the fairies. It is a long, long time since they searched for it. The man who told me cannot say correctly when it was.
The fort belongs to a man by the name of Thomas Mc Larney. This townland is in Loughduff district, and in the parish of Mullahoran.
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2018-09-22 22:20
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Cúl - back of head, or long hair
Spág - big foal or big hand
Spágach - a nickname
Smig - a little beard on man or goat
Pluc - fat cheeks are usually called "PLUCKS"
Gob - a big ugly mouth
Clab - a big ugly mouth or a wide-open laughing mouth
Pus - sulky-looking: pus-ing = sulking
Guth - too talkative

Smuis = smush - an ugly face - "I'd like to break his SMUSH"
"If you were to see the old SMUSH of her!"

Glúineach - swelling and(?) pain in the knee
Fuileach-folach (full-uck) - swelling and pain in wrist
Fultac, fuilteach - soreness at the quick of nail

Oidhreacht (eye-rickt) chafing of the skin from cold or rough clothes

Minéarach - min-air-uck - a disease in children, liverish
Gág - cracks in hands or feet - "gawgs"
Pucall nó Piocall - a baggy appearance under the chin
Glug - noise made in swallowing liquid
Slug - Swallowing noisily
Plac - devouring food - usually said "plocking food"
Gamóg - a great plentiness of food
Mada - ( a big mada - very commonly applied to brazen girl)

a "Diana" ? - a spoiled petted girl or a delicate girl
- was applied to a weakly delicate animal
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 22:19
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Bennie Fleming, Cordough, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, has the cure of a sprain. He visits the patient's house. He rubs his hand three times on the affected part and says some prayers.
Mrs. Reilly, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, has the cure of the dirty mouth, She breathes into the child's ear three times every morning before she has eaten her breakfast.
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2018-09-22 22:13
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James Cluskey Corlea had the cure of the whooping cough. He used to get a young hedgehog, and skin it. Then he used to boil it and make soup of it. He used to give it in three portions to the patient. He got the cure from his mother.
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2018-09-22 22:01
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1. A sloe year is a woe year.
2. A haw year is a breág year
3. When the cuckoo sings on a bare thorn sell your cow and buy in corn.
4. A wet and windy May fills the garden with corn and hay.
5. Seagulls on land denotes storms a sea.
6. When the cat scrapes timber it is the sign of wind.
7. When the doors creak it is the sign of good weather.
8. When the crows fly westward in the evenings it is the sign of good weather.
9. From whatever point the wind blows on Hallowe'en night it shall blow that way for the rest of the year.
10. A green Christmas is the
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2018-09-22 21:59
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the ling was bought for four-pence per pound.
On St. Martin's Day, 10th November, a cock was eaten for dinner, on Michaelmas Day a goose was eaten for dinner, and a goose was also eaten for the dinner on Christmas days.
It is about seventy years ago since tea was first drunk in the district. Before that time if tea were used, the tea leaves were boiled, the water was poured off and the leaves were eaten.
Fish, generally salted herrings or ling, was eaten on Friday and other days of the week when meat was not to be had. Fresh herring fried in dripping was also used. Salted herrings were roasted on a tongs on the hearth.
Tea was not drunk very often, but coffee was commonly used.
Instead of cups people had noggins, which were timber mugs with a square handle, or tin mugs called flat-pints
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2018-09-22 21:52
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14. As round as an apple as flat as a pan, one side a woman and the other a man
(a Penny.)
15. In comes two legs left by one leg, sat down on three legs, in come four legs, ran away with one leg, up jumps two legs, threw away three legs, knocked down four legs and took back one leg.
(A man came in with a leg of mutton and left it on a table. In came a dog and ran off with the leg of mutton. The man jumped up and knocked down the dog and took back the leg of mutton.
16. What's that which is black and white and read all over?
The newspaper.
17. I have a little house and it would'nt hold a mouse There's as many windows on it as the Lord Mayor's house.
(A thimble)
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2018-09-22 21:48
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14. As round as an apple as flat as a pan, one side a woman and the other a man
(a Penny.)
15.
16. What's that which is black and white and read all over?
The newspaper.
17. I have a little house and it would'nt hold a mouse There's as many windows on it as the Lord Mayor's house.
(A thimble)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 21:45
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Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived with her Aunt. One Hallowe'en night her Aunt told her she would invite some children in to play tricks. The girl was not pleased when she heard this because she did not like playing tricks. So she told her Aunt she was going for a walk and taking her coat she ran off. She went on and on until she came to a fort and she went in and to her great surprise she saw a stream running through it. She stood still for a moment and she looked around the sky and she thought it was near nightfall. After a while she said to herself would'nt it be great fun to follow
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2018-09-22 21:41
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that stream. No sooner said than done. She set out following the stream until at last she came to the end. She stood listening to the clear murmurs of the stream and all of a sudden she heard very low sweet music. She went in among the bushes to see what was making the music and to her surprise she saw four tiny little men sitting on toad-stools. One was playing a flute out of which came forth very sweet music.
Now this little girl was very brave indeed and catching hold of the fairy by the throat she shook him and asked him for gold. I will give you all the gold that is in my possession if you let me go. So the stupid girl let go the fairy and he ran off laughing at the little girl. Give me the gold she cried. I will give
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2018-09-22 21:33
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9. Why does a hen pick a plate?
because she can't lick it.
10. In came two legs left down one leg, sat upon three legs, in came four legs picked up one leg, up jumped two legs knocked down four legs and took back one leg.
(A man came in with a leg of ham and left it on a table. In came a dog and ran off with the leg of ham and the man jumped up and knocked down the dog and took back the leg of ham.
11. Why does a miller wear a white hat?
(To keep his head warm)
12. How many feet have thirty sheep a shepherd and his dog? (two feet)
13. What is it that sleeps in the daytime and rises at night? (the moon)
14. Hairy all over and rough of the skin, two things wagging and one going in (a pig eating)
15. Look at my face and I'm everybody scratch my back and I'm nobody.
(a mirror)
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2018-09-22 20:26
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16. As black as ink as white as milk and hops on the road like hail stones. (A magpie)
17. Black and white and red all over. (a newspaper.)
18. Four dilly danders, two lookers, two puckers, two shakers, and a wagger. (a cow.)
19. How would you compare an Irish politician to a pig in a parlour? (Both would annoy your head looking for freedom.)
20. A duck before two ducks, a duck behind two ducks, and a duck between two ducks, how much is that? (three.)
21. Long legs short thighs little head and no eyes - (The tongs)
22. Forty sheep went out a gap forty more followed them six seven ten eleven 2 and 3 how much is that? (five)
23. Who may marry many a wife
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2018-09-22 20:19
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Only one trench remains but the present owner of the place viz: Hugh O'Reilly tells me that there was a second trench surrounding the fort. This, they say was drained and levelled out to the level of the surrounding land. The trench which remains is six feet deep and ten feet wide. It is still flooded to a depth of some feet except in very long spells of drought. The openings are opposite each other The fort is overgrown by very old bushes and shrubs.
Near by is another circular enclosure which the old people call a fort too but its low lying position and its having only one rampart would lead us to think that it was merely a cattle pen. It is about one hundred yards from lios na Teine (Tinnwe) Its rampart is overgrown by bushes and it has an opening on the north side facing the lis.
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the central place of worship in the locality but Mullaghoran still proudly clings to its ancient name.
Now, to return to the dwellings of those pagans converted by St. Patrick. Lis na Teinidh was, as I have said, the largest and most outstanding of the forts, and judging by its size and prominence, would appear to have been the residence of the chief or nobleman of the district. At all events it must have belonged to some person of higher rank than the inhabitants of the other forts.
It has a circular enclosure measuring 150 feet in diameter. This enclosure is hollow in the centre and rises gently outwards towards the innermost rampart. From a surface observation, at any rate no tracks of buildings could be found unless by deep excavation, considering the lapse of time, since the erection of the fort.
The enclosure is surrounded by two ramparts the outer of which is the most formidable in structure. This outer rampart is 15 feet in height and its thickness at the base is 10 feet. It is composed entirely of earth. The inner rampart measures 10 feet in width. There is a gap in each rampart.
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2018-09-22 20:08
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the "hare and the hoof". ( This means between the moorlands in which the hare inhabits and the uplands where the hooves animals are kept.)
When the gold was hidden the chief asked the soldiers who would guard it. One of them said he would and on the instant he was shot and since then he haunts the farm where the gold is hidden. It was said that a life was taken at the hiding of it so would a life be taken at its finding.
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2018-09-22 20:07
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an óir. Agus bhí an bhean ana shásta léithe féin ag dul chun bháis mar cheap sí gurbh é an t-ór a bhí ólta aici.
Agus bhí saoghal breágh suairc ag an gcailín as sam amach. Sin é mo scéal-sa agus má tá bréag ann, bíodh.
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2018-09-22 20:04
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During the time of Cromwell there was an old Castle of the Geraldines near the present house of Mrs Burke. When the soldiers of Cromwell were marching through Leix they came to raid the castle but the garrison wanted to hide the gold which belonged to the owners of the castle. They set the haggard of straw and hay afire and with the smoke as a screen the garrison yokes a pair of oxen to a chest of gold and buried it between
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2018-09-22 20:04
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Bhí bean ann fadó agus is iongantach an máid airgid a bhí aici. Agus bhí sé go léir i na ór.
Ní raibh aoinne sa tig aici acht cailín. Bhí saoghal breágh ag an mbean agus ní raibh aon chuimhne aici ar an mbás. Acht tháinig an bhás irthi sa deire.
Dubhairt sí leis an gcailín an t-ór a thabhairt dí le n-ól. Acht bhí an cailín ana ghlic. Thug sí cnapán ime di le n-ól in ionad
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2018-09-22 20:02
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traverse this part. In a very central position in the midst of the network of forts at the foot of a steep hill called Carrickmore (Carraig Mhór) is a fountain called Patrick's well - Tobar Pádraic. The Rock from which the hill takes its name stands on a prominent height above the well and is said to have been used by St. Patrick as a mass rock, while the well was the scene of the Baptism of the mass of the Pagans whom the saint converted here. The well gives its name to this part of the parish which is called Mullahoran "mullac óráin" which mean the summit of the spring well. This particular place where the spring well and the rock stand is said to have been the place of worship for the Christianised natives for some time subsequent to their conversion.
Later, Lumman, St. Patrick's nephew, erected a church about a mile eastward from this place.
Drumlumman, Lumman's ridge, then became
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2018-09-22 19:59
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then left the house. Mrs Dunphy went to the door to see which way the woman went but she had disappeared. The foot got better straight away.
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2018-09-22 19:58
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Then Annie Dunphy of Garrafin was about six years of age she got a sore foot and she became so sick she had to remain in bed. She was not getting better and one day a strange little woman came to the door and asked how the sick child was. Mrs Dunphy replied "there was no sick child there". The woman being a stranger Mrs Dunphy wasn't pleased with her inquiring. However the woman insisted they had a sick child and urged to be let see her.So Mrs Dunphy no longer refused. The stranger looked at the child's foot and pulled from it what appeared to be a long hair. She
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2018-09-22 19:57
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fadó. An lá roimh lá Fhéile Bríghde déintí im agus ní chuirfidís aon t-salann tríd. Cuirfidis blúire eadaig déirg anuas air, agus dfágfhidís amuigh i rith na h-oidhche é. Níl fhios agam cad a deinfhidís leis an im acht chomeádtí an t-eadach mar deirtear go bhfuil leigheas ann.
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2018-09-22 19:55
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Lá Fheile Brighde
Sé lá Fhéile Bríghde an cead lá de’n earrac. Tosnuigheann gach aon rud ag fás. Bíonn an aimsear go breagh, agus bhíonn áthas ar óg agus aosta.
Tá an-chuid nósanna ann mar geall ar lá Fhéile Bhrighde. Seo ceann aca – An oidhche roimh lá Fheile Bhrighde cuirtear brat brighde amach agus fágtar amuig i rith na h-oidhche é. Tógtar isteach é ar maidin, agus da mbeadh tinneas cinn ar aoinne sa tig sin i rith na bliana agus an brat do cur timceall ar a ceann deirtear go bhfuil leigheas ann.
Seo nos eile a bhíodh ag na daoine
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2018-09-22 19:50
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There are still to be found many huge iron pots or boilers called cheese pots, these were all made in the iron foundry in the banks of the Nore in Mr Sylvester Phelan's land in Crannagh. There was a large foundry here in the 17th - 18th Centurys. Oak woods were very plentiful in these districts and it was used for fuel for the furnaces which flourished while the fuel lasted but them had to close down. Cannon- balls were made in this foundry and shipped down the Nore in flat bottom boats to Waterford. There was also a glass factory here also and in a mound nearly there are loads of clinkers - these are supposed to be skimings off the glass. A family names St.John's one of them still survives - was the chief pattern makers of these founderies.
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2018-09-22 19:44
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Everyone in this part eats plenty of boxty. This is how the best boxty cakes are made. Grate four large well washed potatoes, squeeze in a clean cloth to dry them. Mix with those four boiled mashed potatoes and a handful of flour and some salt to give it a taste. Knead very well and then make into shape of a cake.
Put into an oven greased with butter, put on the lid and bake for half to three quarters of an hour. Eat hot with plenty of butter.
Some let it get stale and then heat it up again by slicing and putting it on the pan over the fire.
Another way some people have of cooking it is to put it in a floured cloth and boil it for half an hour. Then they fry it on the pan in slices.
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2018-09-22 19:43
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bualadh agus bhí fios ag a áintín go rabhadh á marbhú.
Na daoine a mharbhuig é, d'imthigheadar leo amach as an dtír ar fad agus ní bhfuair na póilíní amach riamh cé marbhuig é. Tá an tig ina rabhadar ann fós.
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2018-09-22 19:43
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which means the church of the sloe-bushes. In a field known as the "Rath field" in this townsland human bones and four bronze daggers were dug up. In 1847 when the river Nore was being deepened by the Board of Works workmen came upon the foundations of an ancient oak bridge at a dept of several feet between the townslands of Kildreenagh and Coolnagour. At the same spot and same level much human remains were found, among them a skull of extraordinary size; also several stee swords almost eaten away with rust, several swords of bronze all perfect and shaped like flaggers and part of an iron helmet. It is said locally that a fierce battle called the Battle of Kildreenagh was fought here long ago between the men of Munster and the men of Ossory. Some years ago workmen on Lacea bog came on an old bridge
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2018-09-22 19:39
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Bhí taoiseac ina chomhnuidhe i mBaile A Cháoda fadó agus bhí tig mór aige ann.
Bhí feirmeóirí ina gcomhnuidhe gairid do agus bhí sé cun iad do chur as seilbh. Oidhche amháin agus é ag teacht abhaile ó Dúngarbhán bhí beirt ag baint prátaí istig i bpáirc éigin.
Nuair a connaiceadar ag teacht é chuadar amach thar an gclaidhe agus stadadar é.
Marbhuigheadar ar an áit sin é.
Dhimthigheadar abhaile agus dfhágadar annsan é. Nuair a chuadar abhaile chuireadar a léintreacha isteach sa teine.
Nuair a bhíodar á marbhú bhí na cluig go léir sa tig ag
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2018-09-22 19:35
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In recent years a spear head was found in Shrahane bog by a youth named Thompson. About 50 years ago risty swords were dug up at the making of ditches in Rossnaclonagh near Coolrain. In Mondrehid bog a little to the rere of the ruines castle a large three legged bronze pot and a bronze sword two feet long were found, not many years ago. These are still preserved in Miss Walpole's of Mondrehid. Between Coolrain and the Pike of Rusnall is a place called Kildrenagh,
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2018-09-22 19:27
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If the girl is not quick enough to go to the other girl's stone, her stone is taken by the Fool in the middle and the girl without any stone stands in the middle and she is called the Fool.
Hide and Seek is a game played very often and girls like this game, and the seekers find it very hard to find the persons who hide in very secluded places.
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2018-09-22 19:24
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The games that girls play around my district are : Pickie, Four Corner Fool, Hide and Seek and a Hunt.
When playing Hunts, all the girls join their hands together and they run after a girl until they catch her and then she joins in with the rest of the girls.
In the game called Pickie, four squaes are made with chalk and each square is divided by a line, then a number is written in each square. A stone is got and the player pushes he stone with her foot and if she puts the stone into the wrong square, she loses the game and the person who puts it in the right square every time wins the game.
In Four Corner Fool, five layers are needed. Every person gets a stone and puts it at a corner and one girl stands her stone in the middle. The middle girl keeps her foot on her stone and after a few minutes a girl ata a corner runs to another girl at her corner.
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2018-09-22 19:13
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8. The braying of the donkey is a sure sign of rain.
9. Or the quacking of the ducks is a sign of approaching rain.
10. When it rains on St Swithin's day it shall rain for the rest of the year.
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2018-09-22 19:12
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1. Streamers from the sun is the sign of rain.
2. Falling stars is also a sign of rain.
3. An old saying concerning the rainbow is, a rainbow in the morning is the shepherd's warning a rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight.
4. When the curlew is heard singing there is bad weather near at hand.
5. People who suffer from rheumatism pains complain loudly when rain is close at hand.
6. The crickets in the kitchen also tell us rain is approaching.
7. Most of the rain which falls in this district falls when the wind is flowing from the South-West.
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2018-09-22 19:09
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The crucifix upon his breast
A splendid sight to view
He heeded not spectators
Nor signs of nervous show
But he calmly smoked a cigarette
Awaiting word to go.
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2018-09-22 19:07
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Some years ago there was a great poet named Wm. Campion who lived in Ballyin near Lismore.
He was educated at the Christian Brothers School, Lismore, and afterwards followed the trade of a baker.
Of a witty and good-humoured disposition, he made hosts of friends locally, who up to the present day delight to hear some of his beautiful poems, foremost amongst them being "My Home in Lismore",
During his days in Lismore, there was a great diver named Edmond Foley. He volunteered to dive from the main arch of Lismore Bridge.
A great number of people came to see him achieve his object, which he did successfully.
Will Campion, as he was familiarly known, composed the following lines regarding his bravery :
He stood upon the battlement
In bathing suit of blue
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2018-09-22 19:07
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14. If the sun appears dull in the morning it is a sign of a good day.
15. When the corns begin to pain it is a sure sign of rain.
16. When the frogs turn their colour to yellow it is a sign of good weather.
17. When the frogs turn black it is a sign of wet weather.
18. When the horses gallop around the fields bad weather may be expected.
19. When the train has a firm sound it is sign of good weather.
20. When the midges become numerous in the sir it is a sign of rain.
21. When soot falls down the chimney it is a sign of rain.
22. When a rainbow appears in the sky it is a sign of rain.
23. When the dog eats grass it is a sign of rain.
24. When a fire burns brightly it is a sign of good weather.
25. When the dust rises on the road it is a sign of rain.
26. When there is a circle around the moon it is a sure sign of rain.
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2018-09-22 18:55
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carry the gold. But when she came back there was no gold to be found and the fairy had vanished. The little girl went home very sad.
She was crying bitterly and told her grandmother what had happened. Her grandmother consoled her by saying "There is no use in crying over spilt milk".
She advised her to go to bed. The little girl did so and cried herself to sleep. She had a very happy dream. She dreamt she was roaming again in the fields and met the fairy. This time he gave her the pot of gold. She felt very happy carring it home to her grandmother.
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2018-09-22 18:54
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and no one will do so.
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2018-09-22 18:54
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There is a liss in the townland of Tournageeha. It is near the bank of the stream in a very hilly field and it is very like the one on the opposite bank.
It is a round space of ground, much higher than the other parts of the field, with rocks on top of it.
It is never tilled or interfered with, as people would not like to do anything to it.
There is a kind of a passage into it at one side where the fairies are supposed to go in and out. There is a hole through the middle of it.
There is another one in Barnavalla. It is much larger than the one in Tournageeha.
There are trees growing around it and it is railed in to prevent cattle from going in or near it, and the farmers believe that it is not right to touch it
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2018-09-22 18:51
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It was hallow eve night, the stars were shining brightly and the earth was covered with a white frost.
There was a little girl who was living with her grandmother. This night the little girl went out for a walk through the fields. As she was passing a fort she heard a strange noise in the bushes. She went over and she saw a little man dressed in red sitting under the bushes.
She took him up in her hands and shook him and asked him to give her some money. And he told her to look under a rock where she would get a pot of gold.
Then she went home and fetched a large pail to
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2018-09-22 18:46
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1. When the swallows fly high its sure to be dry.
2. When the swallows fly low there is sure to be snow.
3. If the cat sits with her back to the fire it is a sign of storm.
4. When a blue blaze comes in the fire it is a sign of rain.
5. When the sun goes down in a bank of clouds it is a sign of rain.
6. When the sun goes down clear and [?] it is a sign of good weather.
7. When the robin sings on a high branch it is a sign of good weather.
8. When the robin sings on a low branch it is a sign of rain.
9. When the wind bows from the South it a sign of bad weather.
10. When the wind blows from the North [?] East good weather may be expected.
11. When your teeth begin to pain it is a sure sign of rain.
12. When the seagulls and wildgeese come inland it is a sign of rain.
13. When the clouds get black it is a sign of bad weather
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2018-09-22 18:43
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There are a few families of travelling folk going around this district, namely Driscolls, Hogans, Sheridans, Connors and two or three chimney sweepers. They go from house to house for bread, tea, sugar, meat and potatoes, some of them are very rich but they pretend to be poor.
Some of these travel in bands and sometimes singly. The bands and families generally have two or three caravans and old cars to sleep in, but the people who travel singly get lodgings from the farmers around the district in which they are travelling.
They sell small articles such as studs, tie-pins, laces and carpets. People buy from them if they want them badly. They are real travellers and they travel from parish to parish on foot.
The people who travel the country generally have great stories of ghosts and fairies.
They also tell stories of accidents and all that happens in other parts of Ireland whether their crops are successful or not.
If people around the district heard that
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2018-09-22 18:26
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a traveller called to any house they would come and listen to the stories told by them.
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2018-09-22 18:24
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Some people say it is not right to cut hay on Monday and others say it is not right to cut your hair because it would not grow again.
If you lose your money on Monday morning, the people say you will lose it for every day of that week.
If the farmers hear the cuckoo before the oats are sat, it is supposed to be a very bad sign, because they say the crop that is planted after the coming of the cuckoo will be very poor and it is called a 'Cuckoo Crop'.
Some people say potatoes should be planted before the 17th March because if not, they are late and do not produce a plentiful crop afterwards.
If planted before, St. Patrick turns the sod, the potatoes grow well.
It is many the time I have heard the story of the Old Cow.
This old cow thought she would live for another year when March was over, but then April borrowed three days of the March weather, the grass
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2018-09-22 18:06
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Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
and Saturday no day at all.
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2018-09-22 17:58
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He ran round, and round the pit after the boys and he pulled a very large branch from a tree, and he also stumbled into the pit. Then he cried out "spare me, spare me," I will give you all the gold I have."
The next evening as they were passing a large giantess came out and said she would kill the boys for breaking the other giant's necks. She followed the children until she also fell into the pit. Then the three children went and told their father what had happened. After a while when the children were older they went to live in the giants' house and they had all the giants gold that was in the house.
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2018-09-22 17:52
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9. and every cat had seven kittens, how many were going to the fair of Athy.
(The man himself)
10. Hairy in and hairy out, hairy into hairy's mouth
A man putting on his [?]
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2018-09-22 17:51
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Long ago there lived in Ireland a man who had three sons. On one hallowee'n night they were going for the cows and they had to pass a castle where three giants lived. As they were passing the castle one of the giants came out and said he would kill them for trespassing. Now these giants had a very large pit dig in the field, and ran around, and around the pit after the boys. When he could not catch them he pulled up a large branch of a tree and ran round after them with it. He let the branch fall and stumbled into the pit. The pit was not large enough and his neck broke in it. Then the giant told the boys that he would give them lots of gold if they would spare him but the boys were glad to hear him cry. So the boys set of for the cows.
The following day they went past the castle again and out came another giant just as large as the other one
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2018-09-22 16:45
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People say it is unlucky to open a back or start ploughing on Monday.
It is also said if the ploughing is finished on Monday the crop planted will never be any good.
Monday is also an unlucky day for a child to go to school for the first time, people say he or she will never be able to learn. So children are never sent to Ballyduff school until Tuesday.
People never like to cut their hair on Monday. Saturday is an unlucky day to move from one house to another because you will never have luck in the new house.
Potatoes are planted in my district before St. Patrick's Day; it is said St. Patrick turns the clay and a splendid crop will be the result.
It is said if you cut your nails on a Monday they would grow inward to the flesh. Mondays and Fridays are unlucky days to get married.
Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all.
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2018-09-22 16:36
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release it and off flies the stone.
This is used for killing little birds.
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2018-09-22 16:35
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also make cradles to catch birds, of a square crib basket and they put it up slant-ways. They put bread in the centre of it and a twig outside the bread, for when the bird will be going for the bread, he will stand on the twig and the cradle will fall and catch him under it.
The catching of the birds and making of tops are gone out of fashion now, but the other amusements are still practised around here,
To make the catapult, get three pieces of sticks, each about four inches long, fasten them together to form a 'Y' shape. Now get a piece of rubber and fasten it to each end of the doubled sticks. Noe get a square piece of leather with a very small hole in the centre, fasten the leather on to the centre of the rubber.
Fix the stone well into the little hole, the stone should be no larger than the hole. Now catch the lower part of the 'Y' in one hand. With the other hand draw the leather and stone and rubber back and then
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2018-09-22 16:26
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In Spring or Summer time when the daisies appear, girls go out in the fields to pick them to make necklaces. They pluck the heads of the daisies and sew them together in the centre with a needle and thread.
Children also make dolls of old rags and sticks. They shape the head and shoulders of cloth bags filled with sawdust or leaves. The top part is for the doll's head and the lower part is for the body. They make the hands and legs of sticks and put an old coat on the doll and make hair with shavings for her head. They play with her then and find great amusement with their rag doll.
Boys, when making tops, cut a piece of holly wood and work it with a knife and chisel, until they have it shaped like a top. Then they take it to the forge to get a spear in it.
To make a hurley, they cut a piece of ash that is arched like a hurley and work it with a hatchet and plane until they have it made into a proper hurley. They
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2018-09-22 16:16
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for young calves, they were at the time kicking out for death, and in a half hour they were quite well.
The people do not like this to be called a charm, they believe that it is because they have faith in God's power that the court takes place.
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2018-09-22 16:14
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The following charm is very much used around the hill sides of Ballyduff to stop bleeding in human beings or in animals and also to cure colic.
1. Get a thick piece of cord about 9 inches in length, hold palms of hands turned up and catch a grip of the cord in each hand. (2) Twist piece in left hand over and then under piece in right draw until a loop is formed (3) Now the lift hand piece is put over and then brought under the left hand piece - two rings of cord now appear. These will fasten into knots when the cord is tightened.
4. Pass right hand piece under first ring and then under outer edge of 2nd loop.
5. Now catch two ends of cord and pull, and all knots will open and piece of cord will be quite straight. When the person is making first loop "In the name of the Father" is said. When making second loop "and of the Son". When passing cord through two loops "and of the Holy Ghost". Then before pulling cord open, the breath is blown on the cord and when saying "Amen", pull open.
This is done up to the present day and it is always successful. It has to be done three times, and a few weeks ago, it was done
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2018-09-22 16:11
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their money on drink and have fun.
Christmas comes in the middle of winter and cheers us all. Hallow e'en is a time we have fun also, and the children eat nuts and have fun. They get water and put an apple in a tub and try and catch it. They tie an apple out of the ceiling and try and catch it without leaving a hand on it at all. It is an old saying that we throw out the candle and the candle - stick on St. Patrick's day. The people wear Shamrock on their hats
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2018-09-22 16:04
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In olden times people never wore boots or shoes. Some of them wore clogs. Clogs were boots with wooden soles. Others wore no clogs, they went on their bare feet all the year round.
In this district children only go on their bare feet in Summer. Long ago leather was made at Bridge End. Some boots were made out of sheep skin and goat skin.
Boots are not made in this district. They are only repaired. There is a proverb connected with shoemaking, "A black-smith's mare and a shoemaker's wife often go bare-footed".
Some people do not throw out the water they wash their feet with till a late hour in the night, as they say it is not lucky.
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2018-09-22 16:01
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foot where on he's standing, receives an oath to preserve all the ancient [?] customs of the country inviolable: and to deliver up the succession peaceably to his [?] and then hath a wand delivered unto him by some whose proper officer that is, after which, descending from the stone, he turneth himself round, thrice forward & thrice backward".
It is not, perhaps, improbable that this stone may be the identical one appropriated to the inauguration of the kings of chileach from a period even antecedent to the establishment of Christianity in the country.
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2018-09-22 15:58
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When Christmas is coming the people
say, "the Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please put a penny in the old man's hat." St Stephen's day comes after Christmas and the people go around from house to house and gather money and sing: "the wren the wren, the king of all birds, St Stephen's day he was caught in the firs, up with the kettle, down with the pan, give us our answer and let us begone". The boys get money from the people as they go around. They spend
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2018-09-22 15:54
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Neville, and is engraved for this Memoir. The stone which is of gneiss, exhibits the sculptured compression of two feet, right and left, of the length of 10 inches each, but is otherwise unmarked with the chisel. It's general form and measurements will appear from the [?] wood-cut.
Though this monument is held in great veneration, there is not 'tradition' connected with its origin worthy of notice. It appears however to have been one of the inauguration stones of the ancient Irish kings, or chiefs, of the district. That stones of the kind as well as rude stone chairs, were used in the several district territories appears not only from the existence of several to this day., but also from the testimony of the poet Spenser who thus speaks of them in his interesting "View of the State of Ireland":- They used to place him [?] their [?] upon a stone always reserved for that purpose, or placed commonly upon a hill: in some of which I have seen formed & engraved, a foot, which they say was the measure of their first [?],
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2018-09-22 15:46
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remarkable example is situated on the western shore of the river Foyle, in Ballynagard, to which townland it probably gives name. It is of an oval form measuring 60 yard from E to W and 73 yard from N to S. - and is nearly surrounded by a ditch, and a parapet of earth. The parapet is 6 feet high, on the W., but near the river it disappears; and, as the river and a natural bank of earth, 12 feet high, are a protection in that quarter it is probable that none ever existed there. The parapet is now covered with large trees & underwood. The original entrance is on the western side; two other points of ingress near the river, appear to have been formed for agricultural purposes.
St. Columb's Stone
Next to the Grianan of Arleach the most remarkable remain of antiquity, connected with the parish is that called St. Columb's Stone, situated in the garden of Belmont, on the Greencastle road, about a mile from Derry. It is marked on the map of the Siege, made by
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2018-09-22 15:46
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Christmas is coming and it is a nice festival
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2018-09-22 15:41
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(1) Sepulchral - There are only a few vestiges of Pagan sepulchral remains in this district. The summit of Holywell hill is occupied by the remains of a cairn, about 40 feet in diameter. In the centre there is a small pit, 3 feet square, & 5 feet deep. It is formed by 4 large stones and had without doubt a covering one laid on them originally, as is usual in all such sepulchral chests, or [?] as they are called in England & Wales.
The rock of the mountain forms the bottom of the sepulchre, which is called the Holy Well, from a small pool of rain water being generally found in it, which is popularly supposed to be possessed of miraculous healing virtues.
(2) About 10 miles from Mr Doherty's house, in Ballymacrorty, there is a small cromleac, the table stone of which is about 4 feet by 3; but it is at present nearly concealed by earth thrown over it.
Military
There are several raths or earthen forts within the parish, of which the most
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2018-09-22 15:36
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When I was a girl about 9 years old and living in a house belonging to Mr. William Hamilton, Castletown, St. Johnstons, Co. Donegal, I was out playing in the garden. I lifted a slate or flag about a foot square, these had a hole under the slate and I looked down and saw a little fat man stirring a wee black pot over a fire. He had a soft hat on his head. I was frightened and ran into the house as fast as I could, but told no one at the time.
I could go the the place where it happened to this day. It happened about 50 years ago.
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2018-09-22 15:33
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fire
Put your hand in your pocket and give me your desire
All silver, no brass
Bad half pence won't pass
If I don't get that I must take less
And after that a good song.
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2018-09-22 15:32
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There was a woman from [?] [town-land on mainland inside Dursey Island], and she married a Harrington man---- from[?]. They had a small little patch of land, and they had two sons at any rate----Brad and Pete. The people were very poor at the time and land lords were very strong evicting people after the bad times. There was a driver in the village [?] also and his name was [?]
These "drivers" were farmers from the place around, and by some means they got to be the land lords favourites. They had the "say" and they used go around amongst the poor people telling them to pay their rent or that they would be evicted. When a tenant would be being evicted these "Drivers" would come with the sheriff and the bailiff hunting out the poor people.
At any rate, this Harrington man and [?] Saunders [that was his wife's name, had these two sons Batt and Pete
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2018-09-22 15:32
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VII
Here come I that never came yet big head and little wit,
The more my head's big my body's small
I'll do my best to please you all
If you don't believe me what I say. Enter in Jack Straw and he'll clear the way.
VIII
Here comes I Jack Straw Striddle
Kissed the deel's wife through a reel though a riddle
Through a mill hopper, through a bag of pepper, through a sheep's shank shin bone
Such kissing of the Deel's wife you never saw before
If you don't believe me what I say
Enter in devil doubt and he'll clear the way
VIIII
Here comes I devil doubt
If you don't give me money, I'll sweep you all out
Money I want and money I crave
If you don't give me money
I'll sweep you all to your grave.
Ladies and gentlemen sitting round the
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2018-09-22 15:28
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And the heart's blood of a creepy stool
Put that to your sole as hot as you can thole
Three days and a night before sun rising
If that doesn't cure you the devil may cure you so as I get my fee
I carry a bottle some call it this and some call it that
But I call it hokey pokey allican cane
Take three drops of this and rise and fight again.
If you don't believe me what I say
Enter in Beelzebub and he'll clear the way.
VI
Here comes Beelzebub
Over my shoulder I carry my club
In my hand a dripping pan
I think myself a jolly old man.
I fed my horses on oats and hay
For seven long years and a day
And after all he ran away
If you don't believe me what I say
Enter in big head and he'll clear the way.
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2018-09-22 15:24
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III
Judge you life sir,
Draw out your sword and try Sir
Ten pounds for a Doctor and no Doctor can be found to cure this deep and deadly wound.
IV
Ah yes here comes Dr. Brown,
The best Dr. can be found
What can you cure "Doctor?"
The Palsy or the gout
Where there's mind devils in
I can knock ten out
Beside all that, get an old maid of four score and ten.
With her nose and her toes all in one end
I can take them all out and put them all in
And make her as neat and as straight as a maid of sixteen
V
What's your medicine Doctor,
The brains of a mouse
And the puddings of a louse
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 15:21
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About a week or two before Christmas a few boys gather together and go round the houses acting the following rhymes. One boy carries a money box to collect what he gets.
Room room the gallant boys
Give us room to rhyme
I will show you some activity about the Christmas time
Active young, active age
This was never acted on a stage
If you don't believe me what I say
Enter in Prince George and he'll clear the way.
II
Here come Prince George lately come from Spain,
Such a man you never saw nor never will again
I fought Samson and Samson fought me
Samson was a brave man but he couldn't conquer me.
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2018-09-22 15:18
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There lived a poor woman on the road-side. Every night a little woman visited her and mostly every night she wanted something. So this night she came in and asked her for half a pound of butter. "Well", the poor woman says "I have no butter". The fairy woman says "don't tell me you have no butter. You have a lb. of butter and my man is as well entitled to butter as you so you may give it to me and I will bring it back to you". The poor woman says to the fairy "Where does your man work" "At the Argney Pipe", the fairy says to the poor woman. You will just have what will do yourself but you will never have anything to give away. You are going to live with a man that will give you what you want.
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2018-09-22 15:13
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Once upon a time there lived a poor woman named Mrs Creswell.
She lived in a little plot of gourd and kept two cows. Her two cows died and the day her last one died, she was sitting crying when a little fairy woman came in. "What's wrong with you" she says "that you are crying". My last cow died to-day says the poor woman. Oh says the fairy "That is not much to be crying about". "It may not be much to you, but it is a great loss to me". I have nothing to buy another. Well says the fairy "you can build a new byre for, from your old byre the cow water comes down my chimney and drowns my fire".
The woman says I might not build a byre for I have no money to buy a cow with. The fairy woman says "as soon as you have your byre built you will have the money to buy the cow, so she built the byre, and as soon as it was finished she had the money to buy the cow.
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2018-09-22 15:08
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2018-09-22 15:08
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The houses in olden times were not like what we have now. They were built of stones and they had no lime between the stones.
They were thatched with rushes. The floors were made of big stones called flags and sometimes of earth or clay.
Some of the old houses had only one room and some of them had two. They had half doors and very small windows in them. The fire was at the end of the house and the beds were in a corner of the kitchen..
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2018-09-22 15:07
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2018-09-22 15:06
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In olden times the houses were only made of stones and the roofs were made of thatch they didn't plaster them with cement on the outside but some of the people white washed them.
The fire was nearly always at the gable of the house.
They had their beds in the kitchen. The floors were made of clay and the poor people just put bags in the windows and the others had glass .
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2018-09-22 15:03
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he went on the rocks below. He was killed right away.
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2018-09-22 14:56
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2018-09-22 14:50
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There was a man from [irish?]named Rimmy Leary-----an uncle of Micky Leary now living in the same village----rock fishing in Faill Mhuirinn, on the south side of [irish?]. There was one or two more with him. He was coming up the cliff going home and when he was about half way up he saw this bunch of roses across from him. They were reddish berries like gooseberries and they are called "Mil -Ghobhaiirins." When he saw them he put down his fishing road and he started to climb across towards them, and he had a bad place to climb. When he was about half way across, he lost his footing and down
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2018-09-22 14:45
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There was a man from [irish]** named Rimmy Leary-----an uncle of Micky Leary now living in the same village----rock fishing in Faill Mhuirinn, on the south side of [irish]**. There was one or two more with him. He was coming up the cliff going home and when he was about half way up he saw this bunch of roses across from him. They were reddish berries like gooseberries and they are called "Mil -Ghobhaiirins." When he saw them he put down his fishing road and he started to climb across towards them, and he had a bad place to climb. When he was about half way across, he lost his footing and down
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2018-09-22 14:44
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Then he took up the meat and they began eating it. When the old woman had all her piece eaten she wanted to get more and the boy did not want to give it to her. Then she said she would fight him and get it. They went out on the floor and began fighting. The old woman was killing the boy and he called his hound, horse and hawk. The old woman said "Squeeze, rib, squeeze". But the horse put the print of his hoof on her, and the hawk picked out her eyes, and the hound bit her. Then she cried to the boy to forgive her and she would give him back his brother. She got her wand and changed hos brother back again. Then she gave them a rock of gold and they went home and lived happy.
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2018-09-22 14:38
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the table. He cut off half the pig and gave it to the old woman. She had her piece eaten in a few minutes. She wanted more but the boy would not give it to her. The old witch said she would fight him for it. They went out on the floor and began to fight. The old woman was going in through the boy. Then he cried "Come on hound, horse and hawk". The old witch cried "Squeeze rib". Then she changed the boy into a heap of stones.
The morning after, the boy at home went to the well. He pulled a rush and there was blood on it. He knew his brother was in trouble. he got hie hound, horse and hawk and set off. Night came and he saw a light of a house. He went in and there was a pig roasting on the fire. After a while a woman came in and sat by the fire. "What are these?" she cried. "They are my hound, horse and hawk" said the boy. She gave him three ribs of hair as she gave his brother. He pretended to tie them, but he burned the hair under the meat. She asked him what was burning and he said "That is the meat roasting
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2018-09-22 14:28
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There were two brothers who lived together. One day, one of them said to the other "I must go and seek my fortune. Every morning let you come to this spring well, wash your face in it, pull one of the rushes, and if there is blood on it, you will know I am in trouble".
He set off and travelled until night. He saw a light so he went to it. He went in to the house and he took his hound, horse and hawk with him. There was a pig roasting on the fire.
After a while he heard a great noise at the door. An old woman shouted "Leave me in, I'm perished". "You can stay out " said the boy. Still she kept on craving. Then the boy left her in. She came up and sat by the fire. After a while she cried "What are those?" "They are my hound, my horse and hawk". She gave him three ribs of hair and told him to tie them. he tied them.
Then he took up the pig and put it on
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2018-09-22 14:15
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Secondly to purify the good I have done badly this day and during all my life.
Glory be to the Father etc.
Thirdly to supply the good I ought to have done this day and during all my life, which I have neglected.
Glory be to the Father etc.
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2018-09-22 14:14
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1, As I look up at the Blessed Lamp
I see the Blessed Virgin coming on
Seven Mass books in her hand
Seven priests singing
Seven bells ringing
Open the gates of Heaven
Close the gates of Hell
Enter my soul into Heaven
And forever more. Amen.
2. Eternal Father I offer to Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus with His love, His suffering and His merits first in reparation for all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life.
Glory be to the Father etc.
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2018-09-22 14:09
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Thy fire bleeding wounds were nailed to a tree
O crucified Jesus, have mercy on me.
2. O Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
Keep me from a sudden and unprovided death
to be said on going to bed and while making the letters INRI on the forehead.
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2018-09-22 14:06
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1. O merciful Jesus, have mercy on me
My soul and my body I resign unto thee
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2018-09-22 14:05
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Three times by day and three times by night
Shall see the Blessed Virgin
Three times before they'll die.
3. Heart of Jesus, meek and mild
Look on me, the little child
Pity mine and pity me
And suffer me to come to thee.
Heart of Jesus I adore
Heart of Mary, I implore
Sweet heart of Joseph, pure and just
In these three hearts I place my trust
4. I must die, I do not know how or when or where; but if I die in mortal sin, I am lost forever. O Jesus have mercy on me and Mary, help me!
Mary, my mother and my hope
I take refuge under thy mantle
There will I live and die
Deliver me from sin and grant me
Always thy holy blessing.
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2018-09-22 14:04
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fishing off Black Ball and a cutter like this come on them. They never suspected anything until they were captured. She took four of them away. I suppose they were sent to some war-----but they were never heard of anymore.
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2018-09-22 13:59
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1. God bless, God bless the mark of John
God bless, God bless the bed I lie on
There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels round me spread
Two at my feet, one at my head
Ad one to guard my soul to take
And if I die before I wake
I give my soul to God to take.
2. It was on Good Friday Our Saviour died
It was on Good Friday he was crucified
The Jews came in with spears so sharp
And stuck Our Saviour in the heart
From the heart to the hands
The blood from His flesh began to flow
His blessedMother standing by
And Jesus condemned to die
Those who say this prayer
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2018-09-22 13:52
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2.. The hands of Christ seem very frail
For they were broken by a nail
But only they reach Heaven at last
Who those frail broken hands hold fast.
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2018-09-22 13:50
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Heart of Jesus, meek and mild
Pity me, a little child
Pity mine and pity me
And suffer me to come to thee.
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2018-09-22 13:49
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1. I recommend myself to the Blessed Virgin and place myself under her protection to watch over and guard me for the night.
2. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Bless the bed that I lie on
And if I die before I wake
I pray to God my soul to take.
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2018-09-22 13:46
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There are four angels overhead
One to watch and one to pray
And two to bear my soul away
5. Guardian Angel me defend
Look on me your little friend
Bless my life to my last end.
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2018-09-22 13:46
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1.
Páirc beag = it is a very small field
Páirc na tobar = there is a well in it
An gairdíng beag = the small garden.
Port na móna = the bog of the turf
Páirc na sprid = the field of the ghost
Páirc mór = the big field.
Leacain = the sloped fields.
Páirc na cúinne = the corner field.
Páirc na loca = there is a lake in it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 13:41
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1. I lay my body down to sleep
I pray to God my soul to keep
And if I die before I wake
I pray to God my soul to take.
2. A Harvest Prayer
Lord, grant that the greater harvest
Which You came on Earth to save
May be golden and ripe for the reaping
Ere we go to the lonely grave.
That our soul in the last dread Autumn
May be clean as the hill and lea
When we bring life's grain to the haggard
And offer it all to thee.
3. When we begin work
Live, Jesus, live, so live in me
That all I do be done for thee
All that I do or think or say
Throughout the coming day.
4. There are four corners on my bed
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2018-09-22 13:41
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1.
I am living in the town land of Piercestown. The reason it is called that, is because there was a land-lord living there and his name was Pierce, he [?] all the land and it was called after him.
The village that I live near is called Riverstick. The reason it is called that is because there were sticks across it long ago.
There is another village further on it is called Ballymartle. The reason it is called that is because there was a man called martle lived there.
2.
There are a lot of fields in my district and they have some names.
Páirce a [?] = The field of the Liss
Páirce a tobar = The field of the well
Páirce mór = The big field
Páirce a gata = The field of the gate
Páirce gairibh = The rough field
Páirce a loca = The field of the pond
Páirce fhada = The long field
Páirc an thige = The field of the house
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2018-09-22 13:40
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Páirc na h-orna = The field of the Barley
Páirce an uisce = The water field
Páirc an sagart = The priest's field
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2018-09-22 13:37
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1.
I am living in the town land of Piercestown. The reason it is called that, is because there was a land-lord living there and his name was Pierce, he [?] all the land and it was called after him.
The village that I live near is called Riverstick. The reason it is called that is because there were sticks across it long ago.
There is another village further on it is called Ballymartle. The reason it is called that is because there was a man called martle lived there.
2.
There are a lot of fields in my district and they have some names.
Páirce a [?] = The field of the Liss
Páirce a tobar = The field of the well
Páirce mór = The big field
Páirce a gata = The field of the gate
Páirce gairibh = The rough field
Páirce a loca = The field of the pond
Páirde fhada = The long field
Páirce an thige = The field of the house
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 13:36
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She was very much annoyed and she entered a convent. When her father died he was buried in Killucan and there is a tombstone erected to his memory, according to history there were seven castles and only one now remains in ruins. It is about 300 years since it was inhabited.
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2018-09-22 13:35
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The last resident of Rattin Castle was Gerald Darcy and Lady Margret his daughter, he had no son and he did not want to let the name die out so he arranged a marriage between his nephew of the same name and his daughter.
It was customary for the gentry at that time to go to the holy land so he went and was to return in a year to get married. he went Christmas Eve and was to return in a year Christmas Eve.
When Christmas Eve came round again a lot of friends were fathered at the castle waiting for him coming home. Lady Margret went up the old road to meet him, she met him as she thought coming on horse-back. He did not recognise her and went past her, she hurried back and asked the servants if he came in but no one saw him.
News was slow to travel at that time so after a few months news came that he was killed in the Holy Land on the day that he was to come home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 13:32
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while the corn is drawn into the haggard where it is made into big ricks. A month or so after the engine comes around and the corn is threshed. The grain is separated from the straw. The straw of oats and wheat is used for bedding under cows and horses.
When some farmers have their wheat threshed they send a couple of bags of it into the mill in Kilworth to get it ground into flour for their own use.
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2018-09-22 13:28
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ground the farmers roll it with a roller and one horse because it grows thicker when it is rolled.
If the corn gets frost too soon after it comes up over the ground it affects it, also too much drought affects it.
Nearly all the corn is ripe in August. Then it is cut down. In recent years many of the big farmers have a reaper and binder to cut and bind their corn. More of the farmers cut their corn with a mowing machine while very few cut it down with a scythe. When corn is cut with a mowing machine or with a scythe a meitheal of people go around binding it into sheaves. When the corn is cut and bound into sheaves it is stooked by facing six sheaves against each other. It is left in stooks for a couple of days until it is quite dry and then it is made into stacks. After a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 13:17
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Oats, wheat, rye and barley are the grain crops grown in this locality. Little rye is grown except farmers that their houses are thatched. They want the straw of it for thatching because this straw is the strongest for thatching and the most lasting.
Wheat, oats, rye and barley can be sown on lea ground or on broken ground. The same preparations are made for all these crops.
First of all the ground is ploughed with a plough and two horses. Then it is harrowed with a harrow and two horses. The majority of the farmers sow their corn by means of a machine called the corn drill. Some of the farmers shake the corn over the field with their hands. They then cover the corn with a spring harrow. When the corn is well up over the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 13:06
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the butter. She makes it into a big roll then and puts it into a box. She puts butter paper around it and sells it at the market.
The people had no separators a while of years ago. They used to skim the milk and put the cream into a big vessel. Separators are used now. The cream is put into vessels and left there until it is ripe or sour. In the Summer the butter is made twice a week. In the Winter it is made once a week. Before the milk is separated in Winter it is put into a big pot of boiling water to warm it. A bucket at a time is put into the pot.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:59
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making butter. We have a barrel churn for making it. There is a stand under the churn. The body of the churn is long and round. There is a handle at each end. There is a glass at one end to see through when the butter is made. The parts of the beaters and the cover and the cork. Usually my mother that makes the butter. She puts in a kettle of boiling water into the churn to warm it before she would start making the butter. The cream is put into the churn then and the lid put on. She twists the handle until the butter is made. She looks through the glass and when she sees that the butter is made she gets cold spring water and pours it into the churn and washes the butter hither and over. She takes it out into a tub and washes it and draws it with a 'spade'. Another name for a spade is a scimen. It is made of timber and very small. After that she salts
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:58
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to her "which of us will you marry", she sad the first that cures me. The young prince gave her the apple and she got better and she married him. The three princes began to fight, but the young prince and his wife lived in Rattin for many years.
Rattin is a townland in the parish of Kinnegad. It contains the ruins of a Norman Castle, Carbury is near Edenderry.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:56
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There were three princes in the castle of Carbury and a princess in the castle of Rattin. The three princes in the castle of Carbury wanted to see which of them would marry the princess in the castle of Rattin.
The three princes set out for Rattin, each of them went a different way to Rattin. The oldest prince met a man ringing a bell. The prince asked him for what reason was he ringing the bell.
The man said "there is an auction over a yard of silk and if you put your foot to that silk you could go anywhere that you wanted". The prince bought the yard of silk, and went on to Rattin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:56
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The second oldest prince met a man ringing a bell. The prince asked him for what reason was he ringing. The man said "there is an auction over a mirror, and if you looked into that mirror you would see the four corners of the world". The prince bought the mirror and went on to Rattin.
The youngest prince met another man ringing a bell. The prince asked him for what reason was he ringing the bell. The man said "there is an auction over an apple and if you ate that apple at the point of death you would be cured. The prince bought the apple and went on to Rattin.
The three princes met together at a cross road and they sat down at the side of the ditch and began to talk. The looked into the mirror and they saw the princess dying in the castle of the Rattin. They put their feet on the silk and they landed in Rattin. They said
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:45
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you too". The stranger should twist the handle of the churn for fear he would be working pishogues and say "Come butter, come butter, every lump as big as my rump". If a stranger wanted to light his pipe he wouldn't be left for fear he would take away the butter.
Before the people started going to the creamery they made their own butter at home by means of a churn. Some people used dash churns and more people used barrel churns.
A dash churn was about three feet high and was of a circular shape. The bottom of the churn was about two feet in diameter and so was the top. The parts of the churn were called the staff and the cover. The staff was used for beating the cream until it was made into butter. The staffs were worked by hand. The dash churns were made of oak. It took an hour to churn the cream.
In our house we are still
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:39
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There were three princes in the castle of Carbury and a princess in the castle of Rattin. The three princes in the castle of Carbury wanted to see which of them would marry the princess in the castle of Rattin.
The three princes set out for Rattin, each of them went a different way to Rattin. The oldest prince met a man ringing a bell. The prince asked him for what reason was he ringing the bell (for).
The man said "there is an auction over a yard of silk and if you put your foot to that silk you could go anywhere that you wanted". The prince bought the yard of silk, and went on to Rattin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:32
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There are thirteen families in Doon making butter. All the rest are going to the Araglen creamery. The creamery is made about twenty years. The families that are making butter have separators for separating the milk. The cream is kept until it is set. it is put into the churn after a week. It takes an hour to make the butter. In Winter the cream is warmed before it is put into the churn. When the butter is made they take it out into a wooden churn. They salt it and then sell it.
Two houses out of twenty five houses are making butter in Gortnaskehy. The rest are going to the creamery. Mrs. John Casey was the first to use a barrel churn. Churning is done by hand. The women that makes the butter. If a stranger comes in while the butter is being made he should say "God bless the work" and the answer will be "And
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:08
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She knocked at the door and the father asked who was there -
She answered:-

Míse Máire de h-Órda an cailín córach dheas
Go bhfuil cliabh móna ar áird a droma
'S is cóir í sgaoileadh isteach

That satisfied him and he allowed her to come in.

Áine Ní Chathail
Fraochán
Sráid na Cathrach

Máirghead Ní Chathail
Fraochán
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 12:04
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This poet lived in Cloneena east of Cooraclare. Some say he came from Kerry. He was a blacksmith. He worked with both his mind and hand.
His most important poem is an "Aithrighe - a lament for the wild life he had led. He was hunted by all the priests for his neglect of his religion, but he got finally sick and composed this "Aithrighe" on his death bed.

"A Mhic Mhuire na nGrás do cuireadh chun bháis
Is d'fhulang an phais pheannaidheach
Do cheannuig Síol Ádhaimh le alluis do chnáim
Fuil agus cneada dearga
Freagair mé a ghrádh; beir m'anamh i dtráth
go párrthais lán-ghrád mach
Ag caitheamh an tsoláis fhada ghil bhréaga
Idir apstail is árd-aingeallaibh
Freagair mé a Chríost a chara mo chroidhe
An charraig seo im'chlidh corruigh í
Is om deascaibh leig síos srotha aithrighthe
Do bhéarfas go críc fhlaitis mé.

Seán had a niece named Mary and he wanted to find out if she were poetical. One night she went out for a bag of turf and he locked the door on her. When Mary returned with the turf
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:46
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Long ago, the people had three meals - Breakfast, dinner, and supper.
They had potatoes for each meal.
Very rarely had they meat - except fowl at stated times - Christmas - New Year, Easter - Michaelmas, St Martin's Eve.
Tea was not very much used 30 years ago.
People ate stirabout made from yellow (Indian) meal, well boiled and milk. Often families were nick-named stirabout-eaters.
Fish was rarely used being so far from the sea and no quick mode of transit used. The local rivers and lakes were fished for fresh fish.
Eels were eaten but were not great favorites being too like serpents.

A fourth meal called "the Lunch" or "4 o'clock" which consisted of tea sent out to the working men in the fields with bread and butter at 4 o'clock.
This was the only time the tea was used.
Sour milk was used with the potatoes and also with the Porridge or Stirabout as it is still called.
Cups and Saucers were rarely seen - Piggins made of timber and tin mugs were very much used.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:41
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Wooden ploughs were used 70 or 80 years ago. All the Plough was made of wood except the sock and the clár. Potatoes were always dug with spades up to 40 years ago. Hyland from "Four-Mile Water" used to come round here selling spades at Michaelmas week.
The neighbours used to help each other selling and digging Potatoes.

Kinds of Potatoes:- Americans: Reds, White Eyes Best.
Ploughs used were, No 1 for 2 horses called a a Swing Plough.
No 2 was a One horse plough.

Potatoes were dug in October. Men came from other counties to be hired.
Their hire was 6/= or 6/6 a week.
A farmer hired 9 or more men.
Their food was Potatoes for breakfast
dinner and supper with sour milk. They started digging at day- break and finished only when it was too dark to see the potatoes.

Potatoes long ago were Black Skins and Leather Coats.

Pádraig de Búrca
Cill Dúin Óige
Aois = 92
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:37
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On that night everyone makes pancakes.
The first Sunday after Shrove Tuesday is Chalk Sunday because on that day the prime boys used to write (B) on the bachelor's backs.
On Good Friday the people make a visit to the church to do the Way of the Cross
On Easter Sunday morning the sun dances in the shape of a cross. The people used to say the reason why it used to dance was that Our Lord rose from the dead on that morning. The children used to go around looking for their "cubóge" eggs and on Easter Sunday morning they used to eat their "cabóga" eggs
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"Get up early on Easter Sunday morning
A great devotion you will see
The sun and moon dancing in honour of Me"

On St. Martin's Day the blood of a fowl is spilled in honour of St Martin, and in olden times people would not turn a wheel in a mill because St Martin was ground up in a mill.

The first goose of the year is killed at Michaelmas Bonfires are lighted on the hillsides on St John's night.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:33
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I live in the townsland of the Plood in the Parish of Kilmore in the Barony of bargy. There are three families in my townsland, Newports, Sinnotts and Kinsellas. There are three people over seventy in my townsland: Mrs Sinnott
The Plood
Tomhaggard.
Mr Richard Kinsella
The Plood
Tomhaggard.
And Mr Richard Sinnott
The Plood
Tomhaggard.
My townsland got its name from the muddy roads and was called Plood Boher.
There are twenty-eight people in my townsland. There are two slated houses and one thatched house in my townsland.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:30
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A grádh mo chroidhe
A Chroidhe
A Chuisle
A Chuid - Boy, a (?) Chuid" - an expression = oh dear
A Chuid mo Croidhe
A Stór
A Mhic
A Mhuirnín - ( V. sound )
A Leanbh
A Leanbh mo Chroidhe
A Leanbh Bocht
A Cíonadh ( a queen-oo )

Pánaidhe or Pánaigh a nickname or a little stout woman
Am - lach (am-lack) = harmless - without "depth"

A Mhuire 's Truagh = Oh, my sorrow!
Och baca fada, OR bócha fada = ditto
Go deo, go deo = ditto

Scáileán - a little bit of girl (?) miserable-looking
Gug - silly
Onch - a bad-tempered person
Báirreach - scolding woman
Sudóg - a soft harmless chap
Bléinreach - said to a baby by old Granny
Gall or Goll - "The Goll" A nickname on a girl still alive
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:27
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I live in the Barony of Bargy in the Parish of Kilmore, and in the townsland of Crossgales. There is only one old man in my district. His name is Jack Rowe. He is over seventy years of age. There are seven families in my district, making twenty five people. There are only two old ruins around in this place.
The name of the people who lived in the house where Miss Barry's house is built was Doyle. The man who owned the old house is in Dublin, and his sister is in High Street, her name is Mrs Brady. There are four thatched houses in my townsland and three slated houses.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:20
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I live in the townsland of Tomhaggard in the Parish of Kilmore in the Barony of Bargy. Near my Townsland there is Lingstown Lough.
A river runs from Mayglass through Bargy to Lingstown. It is called the river Bargy. It divides the Barony of Bargy from the Barony of Forth.
There are nine families in Tomhaggard. there are Revilles, Doyles, Connicks, Kellys, Mullins, Devereuxs, Sinnotts, Jones and Breen's.
There is an old ruin near my house. Mr John Murphy of Tomhaggard lived in it long ago. He is seventy-five years of age now.
There is an old church in Tomhaggard that was built by St. Mosacher. When the Normans came over they knocked it down and they built another in the same place. After that Cromwell came over and burned it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:11
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Grange is the name of my townsland, it is in the Parish of Ballymore and in the Barony of Forth. The townsland is quite small, only three families, which include thirteen people. It is impossible to mention the common name when there are only three families.
Of the dwelling houses, one is slated and the other is thatched, and our own is slated.
No people over seventy years of age live in it. About fifty years ago there was another house on the townsland but it has now fallen into ruins, the Lamberts of Grange lived in it.
There is only one river which divides the Barony of Bargy from the Barony of Forth.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:03
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There are two Blessed wells in Tomhaggard, one dedicated to Saint Anne and the other dedicated to Saint James. These two wells are very old. One of them has lately been repaired. Thousands of people visit those wells.
There is an old Mass House over St. Anne's well where the priests said Mass long ago.
There was a man who came to this well, from Kilkenny. He came three times to this well and each time he brought a bottle of water from it. He brought this water home to his wife. She was blind. His wife bathed her eyes in the water. After a while she got her sight back because she believed in the water.
I myself bathed my sister's eyes in the water, but it didn't cure her eye. I forget the prayer I used to say when I bathed her eye.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 11:00
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Timcheall triocadh bhliain ó shoin níor cuireadh aoinne insan gCillín ach leanbhaí gan baiste.
Ansan thosnuigheadar ag cur na ndaoine críona agus óg ann mar bhí na h-uaigeanna i mBaile na Cille ró cumhang agus ró gaired dá chéile.
Tógadh isteach píosa talmhan níos mó agus cureadh fallaí mór timcheall air.
Tá ráillí ós cionn na h-uamha i gCurra.
Glaodhtar calannach ar an áit 'na gcurtar leanbha í gan baiste.
Tá calannach i Dumhcha. In áiteanna eile glaodhtar lios air.
Tá beirt fear oibre ag tabhairt aire do'n dhá reiligidhe.
Tiomáineann siad caoire isteach ins na reilighidhe cun í coimeád lom.
Choimeadann siad glas na ngeataí agus coimeadann siad rámhan agus sluasad cun na h-uaigeanna d'osgailt.
Coimeadtar go deas iad.
Táid suidhte in áiteanna an-chiuin.
Bíonn eagla ar daoine nuair a bhíonn siad ag dul thairsti mar bíonn siad an-uaigneach istoidhche.
Nóra Ní Ríoghbhardáin.
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2018-09-22 10:52
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There are two blessed wells in Tomhaggard. One of them is dedicated to St. Ann, and the other is dedicated to St. James.
Every year on 25th and 26th July people come to visit these two wells in honour of the two Saints.
There was a man named White in Kilmore who had bad eyesight. He used to visit St. Anne's well very often. And later on his eyesight was cured.
About five years ago the people collected money and erected a statue over St. Anne's well. There is a lot of beads and medals laid on the statue. Out of the well of St. James the water is used for making teas. Since the statue was erected over the well many people visit it and many have been cured.
Eamonn Carty
Crossgales
Tomhaggard.
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2018-09-22 10:35
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sign of a fat graveyard.
11. Whatever kind of weather prevails twelve days before Xmas the same kind of weather is expected for the coming year.
12. A wet May and a dry June makes the farmer whistle a merry tune.
13. When sheep look for shelter around the hedges it is the sign of storm
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 10:28
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Once upon a time there was a boy named John who lived with his mother. He was a very industrious boy and worked very hard to keep himself and his mother. A time came when there was no work to be had and they were in very poor circumstances as there was no food in the house.
Halloween came around and John thought he would go in search of work As he trudged along the road with his head bent and thinking hard he heard a noise by the roadside. Raising his head and looking around he saw the tiniest little man he had ever saw sitting by the roadside.
He was dressed in a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 10:21
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green coat and hat. He had a hammer in his hand mending a tiny little boot. At once John knew he was a fairy and he drew towards him before the fairy recognised him. He caught a firm hold of him and keeping his eyes fixed on him demanded a pot of gold "Very well" said the fairy "come along with me"
The fairy conducted him to a well. On reaching the well the fairy lifted a flag and underneath this flag there was a large hole filled with pots of gold. The fairy took one of the pots out and giving it to John said "keep this a secret or you will regret it because instead of gold it is stones you will have should you happen to tell it to anyone. John promised, thanked the fairy, and with his pot of gold started for home. He kept his secret and he and his mother lived happily ever afterwards.
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2018-09-22 10:13
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3. It's cut in the wood, and sounds in town, and it earns for its master many a crown. (A fiddle)
4. How many feet have twenty sheep a shepherd and a dog? (two feet)
5. What part of a cow goes out on the gate first? (Her breath)
6. Headed like a thimble, tailed like a rat you may guess forever but you would'nt guess that. ( a man's pipe)
7. What goes round the house all day and sits in the corner at night (The beeson)
8. As I went up to Dublin I saw a great wonder, four and twenty wild geese tearing the world asunder.
(A man harrowing
9. As I was going to the fair of Athy I met seven tinkers and their seven wives, every tinker had a bag, and in every bag there was a cat
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 10:07
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pare and eat an apple very deliberately, and if her mind did not wander her future husband would appear in the mirror as if looking over her shoulder. The part of playing fell to this girl. So taking up a candle she made her way to the room and entering it, closed and locked the door behind her. She was not long there until she too the apple from he pocket, pared it and started to eat.
Scarcely five seconds had passed, until she heard a dull sound, and looking into the mirror saw the reflection of a man's face looking over her shoulder. She was so filled with terror that she was unable to move but stood staring at the figure in the mirror. Suddenly the figure drew nearer to her and there it stepped out as if from the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 09:59
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mirror itself, and as she looked down, she saw that it was nothing else but a devil that stood there. With lashing tail it advanced to where she stood, and it was then she turned to flee. As she reached the door the same face appeared again. Then opening the door she entered the where her companions had waited to hear from her what had happened, but she would not tell them as she knew she would be laughed at for she knew what had happened was not imagination. From that time she was a changed girl, and would not risk such tricks again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 09:54
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One Hallow Eve night many years ago, a crowd of young boys and girls gathered around the kitchen fire in a farm house to play their usual games. When they were tired of their excitement they looked round for something else to do, and it was not long until they hit on it. There was an old room at the end of the house which was supposed to be haunted, and had been closed up for many years.
The adventure they hit upon was that one of the girls should go alone into this room, and locking the door, stand before a mirror
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 09:40
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and yet lives single all his life? ( a cleryman)
24. Where was Moses when the candle died? - (in the dark)
25. Eight arms, no hands, a wooden leg that cannot stand. It's often wet and shod with steel, it has no boots but cannot feel, a dress of silk, a belt in the middle, and now can you guess this silly riddle? (An Umbrella)
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2018-09-22 09:40
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and yet lives single all his life? ( a cleryman)
24. Where was Moses when the candle died? - (in the dark)
25. Eight arms, no hands, a wooden leg that cannot stand. It's often wet and shod with steel, it has no boots but cannot feel a dress of silk, a belt in the middle, and now can you guess this silly riddle? (An Umbrella)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 09:37
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1. If the thirty-two counties of Ireland were drowned which of them would float? (Cork)
2. Riddle me, riddle me,randy roe My father gave me seed to sow. The seed was black and the ground was white, riddle me that and I'll give you a pint.
A boy writing with pen and ink.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 09:34
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Another fort, lios na féith, second in size to lis na teinive is very like the former but not so large.
Dundevan (Dún Dá Bheann) comes next in size and is the only other of the local forts which has two ramparts.
All the other forts have but one rampart and most of them are overgrown by trees.
Three miles north west of these forts there are ancient relics of another kind namely Druids altars or cromlechs. They are with ten minute's walk from Drumhownagh station on the Cavan branch of the G.S. railway. One large dolmen stands along the roadside on the Arva road. It consists of five huge irregular stone pillars of almost uniform height but differing from each other in other dimensions. Resting on top of those is one large flat stone
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2018-09-22 09:27
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The upright stones are deeply embedded in the earth. The height of the monument is about five feet.
Quite close to this are two other cromlechs in a field on either side of the public road. They are similar in construction to the one described above but not so large.
All three are well preserved and prided in by the natives. A new-comer to the place, an ex R.I.C. pensioner bought the land on which No. 1. stands and when building a shop he contemplated removing the cromlech to make room for the shop. The natives gathered and warned him that he had better remove himself than the monument and so it still remains with the shop near by.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-22 09:22
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The forts, which I have examined, are all grouped round a central and outstanding one locally called, "Fire Fort", and by some "Lis na teine" which means of course "fire fort."
The significance of the name "Lis na Teine" is attributed by the old people of this place to the fact that in ancient times before the introduction of Christianity, a fire used to be kept burning on this fort, and here the natives of all the surrounding district came to worship.
The old people of the locality, to whom the accounts of all those relics have come down from posterity are unanimous in asserting that those forts were the residences of the natives of this locality at the time of the coming of St. Patrick.
I have been told that the Saint when in Granard visited this locality also, and destroyed the fire - God at Lisnateine and converted the Pagans in great numbers. This account would appear to be very well grounded for there seems to be no doubt that St Patrick did
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2018-09-22 09:05
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1. The cure for a hiccup is a fright
2. The cure for a burn is to lick a mankeeper.
3. The cure for warts is castoroil.
4. The cure for tooth-ache is bluestone.
5. The cure for headache is to take strong tea.
6. The cure for worms is to take lump-sugar and turpentine.
7. The cure for a sore throat is to roast salt and put it in a silk ribbin on the throat.
8. The cure for corns is caustic.
9. The cure for colic is soot and butter-milk.
10. The cure for measles hot punch.
11. The cure for mumps is: put
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2018-09-22 08:56
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1. The cnocán
2. The gallach moor
3. Páirc na h-aice
4. The sreagh meadow
5. Dóna háchadh
6. The gotti cam
7. The millscraw meadow
8. The Mollie Art
9. Carraig Mór
10. The crow field
11. The gallac bottom
12. Cobar is spadh
13. Cnocán na Bhiní
14. Páircín uble (paircin a wollh,)
15. Garry fada (Gárraidh fada)
16. The Lough (Loch)
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2018-09-22 08:46
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Lisnatinive : Lios na Teineadh.
Mullahoran : Mullach - óram

Annagh : Pas or roadway ((Tá an da ait le
Callanagh : Cill + annach (taobh le céile
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2018-09-22 08:42
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Kilcogy / Kilcogey
Cill Choigidh : Cill Church
cóig - cúig i.e. 5th Division
or Coill Chogaigh : Coill wood + chogaidh war
Tornaross Tochar na rosa
Tocar : causeway + Ros : copse or underwood
Pottlebawn Pottle : meadow field
Pottle-bán : riverside pasture land
Moynagh
Gleann
Bawn Bán
Freeduff : Traoch Dubh
Cartron Free Ceathrú An Fraoigh
Dundevan Dún dá Bheann
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2018-09-22 05:00
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An Reilig
Ainm an Aithriseóra: Seán M. Ó Riordáin,
A Seoladh: Curraicín, Gleann Beithe.
A Aois: 75 bl.
Tá dá roilig in Gleann Beithe - ceann i mBaile na Cille agus ceann i gCurra.
Áit is ionnta a cuirtear gach duine a gheibheann bás sa chomarsanacht iseadh iad.
Cuma cruinn atá ar roilig Baile na Cille.
Tá fotharach tighe ann agus tá cúpla úaigeanna ins. Tá sé ann le bliantaibh.
Tá an reilig le fanaid-sa treo shoir.
I mbun na parróiste i n-aiche le cnoc Baile na Cille atá sí suidhte.
Tá croiseanna ar cuid des na h-uaigeanna agus tá seana thuamba amháin ann. Is le duine uasal darbh ainm Foghladha a bhí 'na comhnuidhe i gCúm Lathaidhe é.
Tá falla mór dtimceall air agus geata ar thaoibh an bhóthair.
Cuaidh socraid go Baile na Cille le déanaidhe.
I gCurra tá na fallaí díreach.
Tá an Cillín leithbhéalta síar díreach.
Tá tor aitinn ag fás mór timcheall na reilige.
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2018-09-22 03:29
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burned. The relations of these Pooles are still living and on certain nights the sound of churning is heard in their house.
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2018-09-22 03:26
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Herbs
There are many herbs that have medicinal powers. The "Ceannabhan beag" is used as an old cure for worms.
Milk grass is used to cure warts. The white milk from the stem is rubbed on the wart. It should be used as near sunset as possible.
Dandelion leaves boiled in milk are good for the blood, and it is a common belief that if taken in time they will cure consumption.
An old gipsy cure for catarrah is to get some young beech leaves and leave them to dry. When they are dry, chop them finely and add some saltpetre and burn them. The steam or smoke that arises from them should be inhaled.
It is said that thistles and ragwort are a sign of good land, but nobody likes to see them growing on the land as they take all the good out of the land.
Scutch grass is a sign of bad tillage as is also the case with praiseach or yellow weed.
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2018-09-22 03:12
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yellow moons or yellow daisies are also a sign of bad land, but the white daisies are a sign of good grazing.
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2018-09-22 03:10
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The Potato Crop
The average farmer sows about an acre of potatoes each year. The farmer himself prepares the ground.
The ground is ploughed first and then it is harrowed. In some cases it is necessary to plough the ground a cuple of times in order to have the sod fine enough. Then the drills are made and opened by means of a drill plough. Next the farmyard manure is put in the drills.
The potatoes for seed are then prepared. If the potatoes are too big they are cut, but an "eye" must be left in each piece
The potatoes are sown on top of the manure and some artificial manure is sown over them. The drills are then closed with a drill-plough and then they are rolled.
During the summer months they have to be scuffled with a horse-drawn scuffle then the weeds are removed.
The potatoes are moulded with the drill-plough. They are taken out in some cases with the plough. The people following the plough "scratched" the potatoes from
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2018-09-22 02:57
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the ground. Some farmers use a "Spudder" and the potatoes are picked. When the "Spudder" is been used the neighbours usually help.
The potatoes are generally stored in pits. A trench about four inches deep is cut and all the good potatoes are picked and heaped up in this trench. The heap of potatoes, which narrows towards the top, is covered with straw and then they are covered with clay.
Long ago and even up to thirty years ago people used the starch from potatoes. They would peel the potatoes and scrape them barely cover them with water. They would be steeped like this for about two hours. The water would then be drained off and the starch would remain in the vessel.
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2018-09-22 02:41
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The Care of the Feet
About fifty years ago children never wore boots till they were fifteen or sixteen they would come to school in their bare feet and the boys always wore petticoats till they left school about the age of sixteen. At the present time very few children go barefoot during the summer.
The water in which the feet were washed should be thrown out as soon as possible and on no condition should it be left inside for a night, because if it were it was said that the fairies would get power over the house.
There is only one shoemaker in this district now but about twenty or thirty years ago there were six or seven working at the trade. People buy all their shoes in the shops nowadays.
The farmers used to wear clogs long ago but only a few wear them now. They are not made locally.
At one time there was a tannery in this parish. Nothing remains of the tannery now but a loch of water and the walls of a little old house. The
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2018-09-22 02:26
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field where the tannery was is called -the Tanyard", at present it is owned by Mr. Doyle, Knockbrandon.
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2018-09-22 02:24
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The Local Forge
At the present time there are two forges in this parish. The smiths are John Hemenstall and Michael Kinsella. John Hempenstall has his forge just opposite the school at the opposite side of the road. Michael Kinsella has his forge in Clonamona but at one time he had it on the main road to Gorey. Neither of the houses in which the smithwork is carried out were built as forges.
The smiths shoe horses and asses, and they repair farm implements, but they do not make ploughs or harrows.
The water used in shoeing the horses will cure warts. Long ago the forges were a great meeting place for the people and storytelling was always carried on there.
There are two derelict forges in this parish, My grandfather's forge is now used as a coal store. The other forge is now in ruins.
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2018-09-22 02:10
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Clothes made locally
There are two tailors at present in this district. They are two brothers. They live in two houses about fifty yards apart.
They do all their own work in their own homes but long ago the tailors used to travel from house to house. One of the tailors keeps patterns of cloth and he orders them for the people according to their various choicest.
In some houses all the shirts, worn by the men of the household, are made by the women. An old man named Michael Doyle, Island, R.I.P. used to wear linen shirts and the flax from which the linen was made grew on his own land.
Socks and stockings are knitted in the homes. Some people knit socks, stockings and all kind of garments for hire.
It is the custom for people to wear black clothes on the death of a relative and the nearer the relations the longer is the period of mourning.
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2018-09-22 01:58
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Care of Farm Animals
Many animals are reared on the farms. The chief animals kept on our farms are, horses, cows, calves, pigs, dogs, cats, turkeys, geese, hens and chickens.
When cows are being called in at milking-time, the call is usually "bail up". The call for the young calves is "Suck, suck". The cowhouse is usually called a cowhouse or a cowshed. The cows are usually tied in bales with chains. If a cow is in the habit of kicking her legs are tied. If she is fond of leaping ditches her front foot is sometimes tied to her horn. It is a general belief that a good milker sings to the cows during milking.
Blessed Palm is usually hung in the cowhouse to bring good luck to the stock. If an animal is sick a pinch of salt blessed at Easter is given to it.
Horses are kept in the stables and a horse-shoe is sometimes hung over the door.
When calling pigs into the house
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2018-09-22 01:44
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the call is usually "Hur steac, steac steac". This call is believed to be a corruption of the Irish "tar isteach".
There is no particular call for the sheep, except "ma, ma". A sheep dog is used to bring them where they are wanted.
The call for the hens is "tuk, tuk".
The call for turkeys is "pi, pi". When setting hen eggs they are usually marked in some way in case another hen would lay in the same nest. The eggs are nearly always sprinkled with holy water before the setting and a piece of iron is put under the nest to prevent the thunder from destroying the eggs.
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2018-09-22 01:36
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in this locality to put a ring in the colcannon and also in the barm brack, and the person who gets the ring is believed to be the first of the company to get married.
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2018-09-22 01:33
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Food in Olden Times
In olden times people ate much less than they do now. They used to eat only three meals a day. The breakfast usually consisted of porridge; the dinner consisted of boiled potatoes and cabbage with sometimes fish or a bit of meat and a drink of buttermilk, and the supper was generally fried potatoes and if any cabbage was left over from dinnertime it would be fried in dripping and used. Sometimes porridge cooked and fried with onions would be eaten at suppertime. This dish was called "mash".
Eggs were always eaten on Easter Sunday. When the new potatoes would be first used they would be fried for the supper and eaten with onions.
On Shrove Tuesday pancakes were always made for the supper and in some houses a special meal would be made at which to eat them.
On Hallow E'en a colcannon used to be made for the dinner and a barmbrack would be served at the supper. It has always been the custom
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2018-09-21 22:34
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Sheebeens were plentiful in Camross parish 100 years ago. There was a public house where Pratts now live opposite the R.C Chapel in Camross. It was owned by people named Dooley. There was also a tavern where the curate priests house now stands. It was owned by Peny Brophy and called the "Laurels". At that time it was customary for the labouring men of these parts to go up to Kildare to reap and work
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2018-09-21 22:31
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Catholic church but was converted into a burial-vault in the 18th century by the Sharpes of Roundwood and the Floods of Middlemount. A high stone wall surrounds the cemetery which is some 10 or 12 ft high than the field outside.
St Kavan's Well at which a pattern was held on the 3rd Nov, down to 1830 or so, is situated in a hollow 20 perches north of the graveyard. St Mochoemac founded an Abbey in Annatrim about 550.
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2018-09-21 22:29
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red cap and green jacket.
"What is troubling you my dear child?" and she told him the whole story. When she had ended he said "do not weep my little one and I will find a larger sum for you." "Very Well" she sobbed in a low voice.
Then lifting his foot he took from underneath it a wee purse containing three times as much as she had lost. She thanked him very kindly and said "I shall not be afraid to go home now", but still she paused - I would be a lucky little girl if I had my own as well as this."Oh! you are too greedy he said in a bitter voice", Are you not satisfied "Oh I am but I should like to have my own too." "All right he cried give
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2018-09-21 22:23
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me my money and go now and fetch your own". The greedy little girl went home sobbing for her loss.
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2018-09-21 22:22
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11. As I went into a room I saw a cat in every corner and a cat sitting on every cats tail how many cats in all? (Four)
12. Patch upon patch without any stitches riddle me that and I'll buy you a pair of breeches.
(a head of Cabbage)
13. What goes round the wood and round the wood and never gets into the wood?
(The bark of a tree.
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2018-09-21 22:19
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One Hallowe'en night a little girl went doing her shopping for the next day, and as she was coming home with her baggage and ten shillings in change. She dropped her money on the roadside. She did not miss it until she came near her home. She became very anoyed when she found she had lost it and said to herself "Oh! what shall I do I shall be beaten", and turning on her heel she went back the way she had come. When she came to the spot where she imagined she had dropped it, she saw by the roadside the tiniest man she ever left eyes on, wearing a
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2018-09-21 22:11
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Tell me where I will get it, when I come back". So the men went home and left his can in the fort and he brought a big pail and the spade back with him for the gold. And when he came back there was no can or no fairies. He dug up the earth and he could get no gold. And he went home very sad.
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2018-09-21 22:11
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In Killeen a graveyard surrounds the ruins of an old church, old headstones are still to be seen but no names or dates are descernable.
A large square graveyard surrounds the ruined church of Annatrim, it is very old and is still in use, there are many tombs and tombstones mostly horizontel dating back to the 17th and 18th century, many of them are overgrown with grass and weeds..On some of them, figures are roughly carved, also texts of scripture and on more of them the old form of English lettering is used. It is said there are several priests buried in Annatrim, two horizantal slabs bear the manes of Rev'd Wm.Delaney who died 13 Feb,1771 aged 73 years and Rev'd llr Edmund Fitzpatrick P.P of Upperwoods, who died 1st Feb 1776 aged 48. In the old ruins there are five or six monuments and tombs. One to the Sharpes of Roundwood and on to the Demaneys of Ballyfin are inscribed with their crests and coats of arms. An ancient stone roofed chamber stands near the ruins of the church it was probably the sacristy of the old
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2018-09-21 22:00
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On Hallow'een night long ago a man was comming home from his work, he had to pass trough a fort.
He saw two fairies in the corner of the fort at a lone bush. He went up to the little fairies and said "tell me where I will get the full of this can of gold" and they said "go over to the far side of this fort and you will get the full of that can of gold." And they said "go home and get a shade and you will get lots of gold".
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2018-09-21 21:59
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The first person buried in Camross cemetery was a man named Bannan from Killanure. This took place when the walls of the chapel were about three feet high, during the burial a faction fight took place, broken stones were used as missives and some blood spilt so the graveyard had to be reconsecrated. "Faction fights"were common in those days between the "black feet" and the "white feet" espically in the Killanure district.These were gangs specially paid to raise disturbance.
On the slopes of the Slieve Bloom Mts there are three ancient burial places, one at Shrahane is only used for the interment of unbaptized children. The last adult buried here was a Mary Carroll who died in 1760.There are some headstones but all are rough + unscribed. A large lone bush called the "Burying Bush" grows within the cemetery and near it lies a holy water stone.
There is also a graveyard in Mountrath. It is about 15 yards square, a few small rude headstones are still to be seen. No interment has taken place here in living memory.
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2018-09-21 21:56
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you no gold said the fairy. The girl put down her head on her knees and started to cry. Now it was late in the night and she said to herself it is time to go home. When she went home her Aunt scolded her for staying away. Then she told her the whole story, and her Aunt laughed, and said indeed you need gold if you did that. It is bedtime now.
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2018-09-21 21:53
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18. How many steps in Jacob's ladder? (Three, Faith, Hope and Charity)
19. Eight arms, no hands, a wooden leg and cannot stand, It's often wet and shod with steel, it has no boots but cannot feel, A dress of silk a belt in the middle, and now you can guess the silly riddle, (An umbrella)
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2018-09-21 21:49
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Fairies were very plentiful in Ireland in times gone by Long ago fairies would bring away people.
Some houses are haunted with fairies. Old people say if you would walk on a fairies pass you would be brought away. A long time ago there were men playing cards in a house in Killakeen and they played till twelve o'clock.
When there were going home they all parted, and this man Murphy had to go further than the rest to Moynah. When he had gone as far as the top of Clonlohag he was stopped by a fairy who had a table
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2018-09-21 21:47
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In penal times Mass was offered in the Mass pit in Annagh, now called Mount Salen, to the rear of Mr Casey's farmyard.
The Mass Pit in Killeen is situated in a field north of Killeen called the Burying Meadow. There stood many centuries ago the ancient church of Killeen. The holy water font of the church is still to be seen beside the Mass pit, it is a piece of rough freastone with a hollow in it 9" deep and 3" wide. Mass was also offered in the open air near the present chapel of Killanure a few perches from Burke's Cross in John Delaney's land(1905). The holy water font used in the ancient chapel in Killanure was brought to the "Mass station"
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2018-09-21 21:43
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There was a woman at one time. She had a young child and she left the child alone in the house as she had to go to the well for a can of water and when she returned to the house she remarked the child very contrary and crying. Every day after, the child kept crying and never grew or got any stronger than it was. For years the child kept the size and never grew any biger since the mother left the child alone. One day the mother was going on a journey and she met a neighbour woman at a long distance from her own house and she told the neighbour woman about her child. And how it was crying night and day and no matter what she would do she could not pacify the child and how it never grew any or got any stronger, she said she was heart broken carrying the child about here and there and it crying all
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2018-09-21 21:39
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a market house, mills, a brewer and police station. There was fond a great foundery and iron smelting furnaces owned by Sir Charles Coote. Near Mountrath is the ruins of Redcastle probably erected in 16th century.
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2018-09-21 21:37
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the time. The neighbour woman whispered in to her ear for mercy sake tie the child up in your apron and when your are going by a river or a bog hole. She did so what the woman advised her to do. She untied the apron and flung the child into the river going by. As soon as she had this done an old woman man with a large whisker shouted up out of the river and said "O' bad luck to you if I had to know what you would do with me I would have chocked you long ago" It was a fairy she was carrying about instead of a child. Her young child was takned away and this was an old fairy man left in its place in the figure of a child.
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2018-09-21 21:36
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The town of Mountrath with its fine looking capacious old houses is of considerable size and over a century ago was a busy hive of Industry, espically in the weaving of stuffs and aminies - the latter a mixture of some grown flax and cotton.
A monastry of of Patrician monks had long been established in Mountrath. A convent for Brigidine nuns was provided on the 18th April 1809 by three sisters who proceeded thither from the mother house in Tullow, Co,Carlow. A fine gothic Catholic Church was erected in this town by Rev.James Dunne P.P. The architect was Clr. John Butter, Dublin. In 1868 there were five or six chapels and meeting houses for Presbyterians, Quakers and Dissenters. In the town are
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2018-09-21 21:31
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At that time the hens used to roost at night on the couples of the houses, so the fairies turned themselves into hens and went up on the couples of the house along with the other hens that were there. The way they were going to steal the Bride was, they were to put a straw to her nose three times and if she sneezed three times without saying God bless us" they would be fit to steal her. So they put the straw to her nose twice and she sneezed without saying God Bless us, but the third time they put the straw to her nose she sneezed and Barney on the roost said God bless us" At that moment he fell down from among the hens. All the people that were in the house they got such a fright that they ran out. When Barney told the story to the people he got lots of whiskey from that until morning.
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2018-09-21 21:26
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nuair a bhíodar í lár na h-abhainn caith sé an piléir isteach san abhainn. Rith an fear agus dfhág sé an piléir ann. Nuair a tháinig sé amach bí sé na lípín báite.
Cuaidh cuplá pileirí na diaidh ach nior táinig siad suas leis. Cuaidh sé isteach i bpluais í gCúm a Sathairn.
Lé duine darabh ainm O Reaghain a bí an bpluais sin agus glaodhtar "Palas Count Regans" air. Nuair a bí na dith sealbhuighthe annso bí brón mór air mar gheall ar an dian a bí ar na daoine bothta agus thug sé an pluais i gCum a' Sathairn doibh.
Bí sé in a comhnuidhe í mBaile na Cille.
Brighid Ní Shúilleabhin
Curra,
Gleann-Beithe.
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2018-09-21 21:25
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My father told me about an old man named Barney Rooney he used to be making noggins along the road between Callanagh cross roads and Kiernans Cross roads. They old people long ago had no porringors only wooden noggins. Barney was making them along the road this night there came a lot of little men with horses out from Callanagh fort they were saying Saddle a horse for me" so Barney also said Saddle a horse for me. At the moment he was landed on a horse. They said that they were going to steal a bride from a wedding that was taking place in County Meath. So off they started until they came to the wedding house.
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2018-09-21 21:09
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A long time ago there was a long tunnel east of where Rath Moylan is now. It is believed that it reached up as far as Ballygunner.
Smugglers used to keep drink and other things in it. When the smugglers died the tunnel was neglected and the cliffs fell and blocked it up.
The tunnel is still believed to be there with everything that was put in it. I do not know if any attempts were made to get it.
The tunnel was dug by the Ó Faolán family as a hide-out from the Danes.
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2018-09-21 21:06
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2018-09-21 21:05
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As you go into Corbally from Ballymacaw you will see a large farm house on the left side of the road. As you go on you will see a gate on the right hand side. When you go into the field, look south and you will see a mound. this mound is about fifteen feet by five feet and about one and a half feet high. Under this a crock of gold is said to be hidden.
It is said that in a field near the mound there was a house owned by a man called Wise Power. He hid the money. There are some things to be done to get it. You must be digging between midnight and half past twelve. Also you must be ready for an attack because there is a bull supposed to be guarding it.
Somebody went there one night but the bull chased him away.
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2018-09-21 20:47
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cards. He was very fond of staying out late at night and nothing touched him until one night he stayed out until an unusual hour and just opposite where he cut the lone bush, There was a crowd of little children as he thought playing there but instid of the poor man going home, the fairies brought him to their home, after a while his two daughters began to be alarmed and it was near morning and no sign of their father coming home, The began to wonder where he would stay and they went around to the neighbours houses wondering if he was there and in the long run when they went back he was there so they were delighted when the saw him. He told them he knew some friends at the fort and though he was offered lots to eat, his friends at Carnagh fort told him to eat nothing and that he need have no fears. However after that he never played cards.
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2018-09-21 20:46
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person going off.

Día duit - answer Día's Muire duit - is said when we meet a person also
Día's Muire's Padhruigh duith

Written by - Maureen O'Brien Miltown Malbay
Got from Mrs P O'Brien Miltown Malbay
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2018-09-21 20:43
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the well all night. Some of them in huts and others in camps. These people would get cured of their diseases. They would leave something belonging to them there. They might leave a rosary bead there. The lame people leave their crutches hanging on the tree, and they would be cured.
It is said that people, visiting holy wells, should go fasting early in the morning if they want to be cured.
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2018-09-21 20:43
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Día linn - said when a person sneezes.
Go sábhail Día linn - said in time of lightning.
Go bhfóiridh Día orainn - said in time of trouble
Go bhfághaid Día do shláinte agat - said in thanks
Go mairidh tú i bhfad - also as thanks

Bail ó Díá annso - said when a person is going into a house also

Dé bhúr mbeathadh - answer - Día's Muire dhuit

Bail ó Día ar an obair - said to a person working - answer -
Gurbh amhlaigh dhuit - as thanks

Saoghal fada chughat - Long life
Móire aghat - answer Móire's Muire dhuit said when we meet a person

Día idir sin agus an t-olc - Lord between us and all harm
Día le cabhair chughainn
Is ghiorradh cabhair Dé ná an doras - hoping help from God

Go mbéirimíd beó ar an t-am seó arís - said at first fruits of year

Go mba seacht fearr a béas tú bliadhain ó indhiu - as an act of gratitude

Go n-éirighe an tádh leat - said when a person does a favour for us

Beannacht Dé leat is said to a
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2018-09-21 20:40
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1.
There is a holy well in my District. It is situated in a field long side of a wood in Mr Sheehan's land. There is a palm tree growing over it. It is a very deep well with a big lot of steps going down into it. It is said that long ago a lot of people with diseases would come from all parts of the district to visit the holy well.
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These people would stay around
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2018-09-21 20:39
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My mother told me that when she was young, She often heard her father saying that there was at one time a man who married at Carnagh and he had two daughters. His wife died in a short time after after but the daughters were when their mother died. The man Phil Donohoe had no one living with him but his two daughters after his wife dying. There was a lone bush not far from where he lieved and one day as he happened to be going out looking for fire stuff it happened that this was the first tree he met and as the story tells, he happened to cut the lone bush. The man thought it no harm but it belonged to the fairies. So the fairies did not stir the man for a few days after and he used to go a caly every night far away to a house he knew for to play
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2018-09-21 20:33
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Proud was I of my girl so tall
And envied most by the young me all
When first I brought her bashful bride/
To my cottage home by Lake Sheelins Side.
IIII
But oh our joys were too full to last
The land Lord came our young hopes to blast.
In vain we pleaded for mercy no.
They turned us forth in the blinding snow.
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And no one dare open to us their door's.
Or else that vengeance might reach them too.
My Eileen fainted in my arms died
While the snow fell thickly on the mountain Side
VI
I said one prayer for my lifless love.
And raised my hands to the heavens
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2018-09-21 20:28
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above
Oh God of Justice I wildly cried
Avenge of my murdered bride
VII
So farewell country farewell hurraba
The ship will soon bear me fareway
But my fond heart will still abide
In my Eileens grave by
Lake Sheelins Side
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2018-09-21 20:25
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Farewell my country, farewell a while.
My bitter anguish no tongue can tell.
For I must fly o'er the ocean wide.
From the home I loved by Lake Sheelins Side.
II
With her guileless air and her artless tongue.
All other maidens she far outvied
On the lovely banks by Lake Sheelins Side
III
At the country dance o'er the Shamrock Plains
To blind old Erins enchanting strain
No foot like hers could no numbly play,
None smile so switly, or laugh so gay
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2018-09-21 20:17
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seen in Carragaholt after the battle of Fontenoy.
St Senan's bed is to be seen in the centre of Freigh graveyard.
It is a high mound of earth covered with long grass and no one has been buried there and the St. is said to have slept there.
The corn in that district is said to be the first to ripen and the St. bestowed this privilege on the people because of their kindness.

In Freigh there is the remains of an old castle and its walls existed up to a few years ago.
It is said there is an underground tunnel leading into it for about three hundred yards.
The old people say it is paved with stones and was used as a secret entrance to the old fortress.

Written by:- Kitty Flanagan, and got from Mr Michael Flanagan Clonbony Miltown Malbay

Age about 65 years
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2018-09-21 20:10
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The parish of Miltown Malbay is commonly known as the parish of Kilfarboy.
In days gone by a ship was wrecked off the coast near Miltown and the sailors perished.
They were taken ashore and buried in the burial grounds at Kilfarboy.
At this time the only church in the parish was at Kilfarboy and its walls are standing to the present day.
The parish was known as Cill Fear Bhuidhe or the church of the yellow men.
The first word Miltown tells us of mills being in existence in that part of the district.
Malbay means bad bay without doubt this can be proved because so many ships met their fate in it.
According to old people lights and phanton ships were seen sailing on the bay just as were
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2018-09-21 20:06
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flag stone and under this was an immense lot of old coins that would fill a small cart.
They brought them home and an expert was brought to see them. He could not make anything of them as they were too old.
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2018-09-21 20:04
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There is a mound in Kilmacgrigue, Dunmore East called the Killeen. There is an old tree growing beside it. Some men dreamt that there was gold hidden beneath this tree.
The field belonged to a farmer called Mr. Kirwan. The men who dreamt of the gold were working on his farm.
On one wet day when there was no work to be done on the farm they decided to go and find the gold.
They went to the place they dreamt that the gold was hidden. They brought their picks and shovels with them and began to dig beneath the tree. The fist omen of luck they got was a ring. The next thing they came upon was a large
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2018-09-21 19:57
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Port na Díl. in the cliffs
Port Gainimhe (local pron. Port Ganee), in Old Ship. Rathmoylan
Gleann na Mionnán, a small glen in Curballybeg, a short distance NE of Summerville N.S.
Byrne's Bridge, under the road from Corbally Chapel to Leperstown
Byrne's New Line, the same road.
The small farmhouse of the late Byrne family is now in ruins.
Ball an Easpaigh (pron. Ball'n Easpa) the fields adjoining the stream immediately south of Gaultier Creamery.
Cnoc an Treasaigh, in same locality, on farm of Mr. John Sheehan, Kilmacombe.
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2018-09-21 19:50
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Poll Howlett, in the cliffs
Poll na gCorc(a) in the cliffs
Leach na Shag, in the cliffs
Beann Buidhe, in the cliffs
Awk in Affling, a rock in the sea
Poll Singen, E. of the Castles
Port na Lice, on Tramore Bayside
Faill na Raca on Tramore Bayside
Caindlí Buidhe, (Pron. Coinlee) at seawardside
Scolta Dilisc, a rock
Tráigh Bheag, strand on southside
Port Umhna (Oona), a point of the head
Scolta gan Áird, a barren large rock
Carraig Ghabhair Riabhach (pron. carrowree) a barren large rock
Car
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2018-09-21 19:49
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An lár bán san loch agus ní fhluicfadh sí a cos
(A sgáile a bí ann)

An rud a ceangailightear sa bFóghmhair sgaoiltear san Earrach é
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2018-09-21 19:46
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Is deachar do duine obair a deanamh nuair ná beidh an caoí aige.

Is mairg a dhíolfadh é féin ar an méid a n-íosfadh sé

Cuireann an Márta le cuid maith des na seana dhaoine

Is mór an slacht ar seana bhróg buacalla (búcla)

Is mairg a thugann suas suas san óige

Peig Ní Fhlanagáin

Fuair mé sin ó m'antín,
Brighidh Ní Flanagáin,
Mágh Mór
Inisdíomáin
Coundae an Cláir
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2018-09-21 19:41
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St. MacLáig
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2018-09-21 19:32
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made for home . She then lowered a boat and manned her with some of the crew and put a man in the bow with gun firing shots see would they surrender. The Dursey men saw her coming on them so they made for the Cow Rock--four men pulling and one man on the star. The man on the bows was firing and the shots used glance off the water near the end of their oars.
"Pull away," the man on the bows steer used say, 'that's a cormorant that's diving..."
They pulled as hard as they could and they bested the men from the cutter and they made the Cow Rock. They jumped ashore and brought the rope from the boat with them and up on top of the rock with them. They gathered up a big pile of stones and began mocking the crew in the small boat telling them to come up ----that this was Port of Gibraltar. They had to go away. They had to go away and leave them there . If they caught them they would have taken them away with them.
They were men from around [Locain]?** Bay
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2018-09-21 19:06
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made for home . She then lowered a boat and manned her with some of the crew and put a man in the bow with gun firing shots see would they surrender. The Dursey men saw her coming on them so they made for the Cow Rock--four men pulling and one man on the star. The man on the bows was firing and the shots used glance off the water near the end of their oars.
"Pull away," the man on the bows steer used say, 'that's a cormorant that's diving..."
They pulled as hard as they could and they bested the men from the cutter and they made the Cow Rock. They jumped ashore and brought the rope from the boat with them and up on top of the rock with them. They gathered up a big pile of stones and began mocking the crew in the small boat telling them to come up ----that this was Port of Gibraltar. They had to go away. They had to go away and leave them there . If they caught them they would have taken them away with them.
They were men from around Locain Bay
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2018-09-21 18:28
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Ná thiogaig an Tighearna an-bháis na gearr bháis dúinn, ná bás in aon peacad de's na seacht peacaí marbhugadh ach bás Naomhta ar stad na nGrást Bás nár geall le sná raosún go mba an lán déanach a thabharaimíd linn o'n aoghal seo. Cuirp Napmhta an Toghearna ar lár m'anam go raghamíd gcuiliúdir na Naomh agus na n-angle isteach go dtí riocht na Flathas. Amen.
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2018-09-21 18:21
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Crostas na thanghal sa leaba luighfim partaibh na theanga go dtaghadh in theamchaill nó ghrádhta a Mhuire Mháthair mór trochaireacht in am gádthar mó thorth dochtúir laighse, ann nuadh sláinte agus a Mhuire breágh beannachta go Flathas na nGrasta, táirse chéim deinsé, in aimsir lithe na gréinr m'anam idh láimh agus saor a ifreann mé d'on t-Athair agus d'on Mach, bheirim a bhfuil beó, chuirim a gcumairí gach taobh dom. deir mé agus im dhiaidh. Cuirim comaraí moramh agus an rí gleomhar agus Micheal a ainghle teacht ins na seátóra. An dhá rí aspral atá ceanghalta d'on tríonadha a bheith a gárdhal m'anam go cathair na gleóra. Solas na soilse agus radharch na trionóide agus grásta na féinne im' agaidh na h-ógora.
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2018-09-21 18:09
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a live frog into his mouth and keep the frog there till it screeched three times and then the toothache would go away. He took the remedy and he was cured instantly and never since suffered from toothache.
The fat of a goose is good for curing rheumatism, rub it well into the aching joints and it will cure it completely in a short time. The food that is left after a ferret is good for curing whooping cough.
There is a field near my house called Coill Bán and sick people used to walk around it three times and then they would be cured of their disease.
It is said that when a child has the whooping cough it will cure the child to pass her under a white horses legs three times.
A man named John MacNamara cured my brother of the thrush by coming for three mornings before the sun rose. He was quite cured on the evening of the third day.
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2018-09-21 18:02
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There was a woman in my parish by the name of Nora Coffey who could cure certain diseases. She used to gather herbs out of the mountain and boil them and then give them to sick people to drink and it is said that it cured them, and people used to come from all parts of the counties around Waterford to get cured because there were no doctors there at that time.
There is a boy named Michael Cashel in our parish. He suffered very much from toothaches and he was told to put
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2018-09-21 17:57
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day he was completely cured.
Biddy Whelan is a girl of seventeen years of age. She lives in Barnavalla and was born a short time after her fathers death.
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2018-09-21 17:56
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a live frog into your mouth, then hold him by the two legs, squeeze his body, and if the frog would screech three times the pain would be cured.
Some people say the seventh son of a family will become a priest, others believe that he would have power to cure people.
The remedy for curing people who suffered from thrush was to bring the afflicted person to a posthumous child and that child should breathe on the sick child's face three times for three days, and after a couple of days the thrush would be cured. That was a genuine cure and we had proof of it.
There was a boy by the name of Murphy, living over in Coolishal, he had thrush in his mouth. He could not eat anything. He was so bad Biddy Whelan, a posthumous girl went over to his house every morning before sunrise for three mornings and breathed into his mouth, and after the second morning the boy began to eat and on the third
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2018-09-21 17:46
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The people of Ireland seemed very wise long ago when doctors could not be had, they had many remedies for cures.
For example the cure they had for sore eyes was to get a marriage ring and with it make the sign of the cross on the eye and next day the eye would be cured.
Ringworm was cured by getting gunpowder and mixing it with whiskey and rubbing the mixture to the ringworm a few times and after a couple of days the ringworm would disappear.
A person who was troubled with warts would count the number of warts they suffered from, then that person would pluck the same number of buds from a tree, put them into a bag, place the bag at the cross road and whoever would take the bag would get the warts, and the person who placed the bag of buds there would be cured in a couple of days.
Toothaches were cured by putting
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-09-21 17:39
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One night about twelve oclock my father was going up the field for a calf. When he was going by the fort he heard the band playing and the fairies singing and dancing and he went on. When he was coming back the fairies were playing cards. The next night my grandfather was making a gap at the fort and he had a spade with him. He could hear the fairies singing. there was a big stone across the ditch and hit the spade and knocked it out of his hand and he dropped the spade and he ran home.
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2018-09-21 17:34
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the night bird and owl have their sanctuary there,
And weirdly they cry in the tower over-head.
Fit denizens to meet in that house of the dead
And I feel in my heart that its glories are o'er
As silent I gaze from the Hill of Rathmore
5. On fair Derrycasson the soft sunlight plays,
And all things look beauteous beneath its bright rays,
Far away in the east the eye can descry
Granard's huge Moat pointing up to the sky,
6. Where the Septs of old waged an incessant war,
Now stupendous and peaceful when viewed from afar,
Before me as I stand on the Hill of Rathmore,"
7. Killarney may boast of her aspects so bland.
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2018-09-21 17:28
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Her world renowned lakes and the mountains so grand
And waiting for pleasure the tourist may go,
To Swiss mountains crowned with ever lasting snow,
8. Venetian gondolas may sail as the please
O'er the Adriatic before the soft breeze
But I would far rather a thousand times o'er,
Go back in the beauties surrounding Rathmore.
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2018-09-21 17:25
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1. Radiant and bright is the aspect of morn
Brightly the sunbeams are streaming o'er Carn
Bathing in glory that stupendous height
Dispersing the dews and the shadows of night
2. Earth appears dressed in the brightest of hues
Along the vast plains to the mountain of Bruse,
The valleys look peaceful though once steeped in gore
As viewed from the beautiful hill of Rathmore
3. Adown Aughnacliffe the mountains streams glide
To fair Lough Gowna so placid and wide
Like molten gold stretching forth at my feet
The sunlight and waters embrace as they meet
4. Like a gem in its midst stands Columbkille's Isle
That Island of Saints with it mass coloured pile,
Abandoned, the once habititation of prayer
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2018-09-21 17:24
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A long time ago there was a crew of five men from Dursey line fishing up by the "Calf-Rock." Sometime during the day they saw this cutter making for them from the south. When she came near they guessed she was a cutter "pressing men." She came between them and the Dursey Head so that they couldn't make
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2018-09-21 17:16
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when the man went to lift it he saw that the man had cows hooves and when he looked up he saw he had horns. The man went home and big black man disappeared and from that day until he died he could not go out after dark and he only lived about a year after it happened. The mans name was rabbit.
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2018-09-21 17:14
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Once upon a time there was a man from Loughduff and this night he went to a house to play cards near Gowna and he brought a pack of cards with him. When he got to the house he and a few more men began to play and they played until one o'clock. Then he went home and he had to cross a bog and when he came to a bogwhole a big black man stept out with a table and two chairs. The big black man said to him.
"Will you have a game" The man consented and they played for about three hours. A dispute arose between them and the man was arguing with the big black man and this time didinta card fall from the table and
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2018-09-21 16:39
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tosnuigh an Buacaillí Bána agus na "Moonlighters" cun díoghaltas a aghairt ar thighearaí talmhan.
Tá an cuid is mó den cíos dioltha anois ag na feirmeóirí.
Tá bhéarsa ag na sean-daoine mar gheall ar na dith sealbhuighthe. Seo cuplá line acu leanas.
Bad luck to your Roe your the wildest of men
You set fire to our homes in this lone Irish glen.
Go moch ar maidhean a deineadh siad an sghrios go léir. Tháinig siad go tigh Seán O Gríobhta Leitir aon maidhean agus chuir amach clann an tighe ar dtaobh an bóthair agus cuireadhar an tig tré téine.
Déineadhar an rud ceudhna í Cnoch na Stáige í dtig duine darabh ainm Diggins.
Togh siad gach nidh a mbíodh ins na tighthe agus ar na bhféirme agus thógadh go Tráighl í chun iad do díol.
Bí cuid des na píléiribh ag dul trid an parróiste féuchaint a bhíodh na daoine ag chur a ainmhidhthe ag inbhear san oidhche ins na páirceannaibh.
Lá amháin bí fear agus piléir ag dul threasna an h-abhann i gCúm a Sathairn.
Togh an fhear an piléir ar a dhrom agus
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2018-09-21 15:28
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Do rith sí agus do rug sí air. Dá gcaillfeadh an fear a anam, n'fheadfadh sé an cochall a baint as a dá láímh.
Bhí sí ag obair chómh maith as bhí sí riamh ar feadh an lae, agus nuair tháinig an oidhche, do tháinig sí go dtí a máthair céile, do nig sí, agus do glan sí í, agus chíor sí a ceann. Thánaig sí go dtí an ceathror leanbh, agus do dhein sí an rud ceadna leo. Chuir sí ina gcodlad iad, agus do thug sí trí póga do gach duine aca. Rug sí ar an cocall, agus d'imthig sí amach an doras uatha.
Ghluais sí uirthi, agus bhí fear ag feitheamh lei ar bruach na fairrge. Do rug sé barróg uirthi, agus d'imthigeadar le céile amach. Ní fheaca aoinne ó shoin í.
Bhí méaracha agus cosa a cloinne fighte fé mar bheadh lapa róin, agus tá cuid dá sinnsear fós ar an saoghal, agus tá a gcosa fighte leis.
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2018-09-21 15:25
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an bean fairrge lei imtheacht uirthi go mbeadh sí féin ina diaidh. Do iarraidh an fear di cad na taobh nár imthig sí inéinfeacht leis an mnaoí. Dubhairt sí ná raoibh aon gnó aici féin in éinfeacht lei mar go mbeadh sí sin ag ithe na feola fuaire.
Nuair beirtí aon leanbh san áit is amlaidh a ghoillfeadh sí a dóthain, agus nuair cailltí aoinne brisfeadh sí a croidhe ag gairí. Diarraidh a fear di lá cad na thaobh go mbeadh sí ag gol nuair beirtí na leanbaí óga, agus dubhairt sí leis mar go raibh crosa agus trioblóid an tsaogail rómpa, agus nuair cialltí iad go mbeadh siad imthighthe ón trioblóid go léir.
Do mhair sí mar sin go dtí gur tháinig lá ins an earrach. Do bhí an fear ag dul ag treabhadh. Chuaidh sé ináirde ar a lochta ag diarraidh rud éigin a bhain len a sheisearach. Cad do tharreochaidh sé anuas acht an cocall.
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2018-09-21 15:19
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Bhí fear maith gurbh ainim den áit an Mhacaire, agus chómnuig sé féin as a mháthair le céile. Bean aosta do beadh a mháthair. Buachaill ana dhiacallach, saotharach do beadh é. D'imthig sé deire oidhche go dtí an tráig ag diarraidh ualach feamnaighe. Cad do bhfeicfeadh sé ina suidhe ar cloch acht cailín breágh óg, agus í ag cíoradh a cuid gruaige. Bhí gruaig chómh fada uirthi go raibh sí ag tuitim síos go dtí an talamh. Bhí a cochall draoideachta len a hais.
Do rith sé, agus do snap sé an cocall, agus chaith sí lei é leanamaint annsan. Bean fairrge a beadh í. Choinnibh sé ag baile í ar feadh tamaill, agus phós sé annsan í. Bean ana mhaith dá mháthair do beadh í, agus bhí ceathrar leanbh aici. Níor gháir sí riamh acht trí uaire. Tháinig bean de's na cómharsain lá ag glaodach uirthi, go mbeadh sí inéinfheacht lei ag dul go dtí an tAifreann. Dubhairt
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2018-09-21 15:12
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This district is situated in the baronies of Lower Loughtee and Tullyhunco, and in the parishes of Kilmore, Drumlane and Kildallon. The most common names in the district are Farellys in the Kilmore section, Reillys, Bradys and Fitzatricks. Old names which are gradually fading from use are Coille Gide near Snakiel; Gort na Geara in Gurteen; the Hanging Bray in Feugh; Lodge or the Grove in Ardonan; Tobar Pádraig in Drumbo, Tobar Mogue in Derrintinny; and Port in Glastown.
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2018-09-21 15:11
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Oat meal bread used in olden times.
Oatmeal met with water and baked on gridiron. Oats grown locally.
Boxty made from raw grated potatoes mixed with cooked potatoes and met with water and boiled in pot of boiling water. Sediment in Boxty water was used as starch.
Querns are still to be found in district.
Pot ovens and gridirons were used for baking.
Bread was baked (oat meal bread) standing against a support in front of fire.
Barm Bread was also made. Barm was made by setting boiled potatoes in covered crock and left till water soured. This liquid was used and met the flour. Cakes rose very high.
Potato Cakes were used very much. Made with cooked potatoes and flour.
Track of five fingers used be put in top of cake to give it plenty of air.
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The family names most common in the district are O'Reilly and Brady. Another name for Gurteen is Gortnagarry. There is a holy well in the townland of Drumbo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. It is said St. Patrick said Mass beside this well. There is a bridge over the stream which divides Gurteen from Snakiel, called "the bog bridge". There is a hill called "Clooneen Hill", situated in the townland of Clooneen,Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.
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in County Leitrim and she cried each day under a bush when she saw the grey hills until at last she died.
Information received from
Michael Guckian
Drumboylan
Leitrim P.O.
Aged 60 years
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sí chun na trágha. Chonnaic an faer ag imtheacht í, fuair sé a chapall agus llean sé go dtí an fhairrge í ach do bádhadh an capall. Seán ÓSé an ainm a bhí ar an bhfear. Deirtear go bhfuil an bhean-mara ins an bhfarraige fós agus go mbíonn sí le feisgint roimh eirghe gréine lá bealthaine. Dinnis mo athair Pártalán Mac Suibhne ó Baile na Cille an sgéul so dom.
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The hill of Mong
Leitrim is known as the county of grey hills as every height and mountain are grey even on a summer's day. But among the grey hills there is one known as Mong, which is situated about three miles from Leitrim village.
On the top of the hill is a wood and an old wind-mill which was in use long ago. On the side of the hill about a quarter of a mile from the Balinamore road was a guest house long ago. Poor travellers who were going on their journey throughout the country were given food and lodgings and would then be able to continue their journey.
The doors of the house were never closed. Mong got its name from its resemblance to the mane of a horse. It is said that a woman got married to a man
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Bhíodh bean-mara le feisgint ag Ros-Beithe gach maidin bhreág de mhí Bealtaine fadó. Do thárla go raibh fear in a cómhnaidhe i nGleann-Cárthaig agus fuair sé amach go raibh an bhean-mara le feisgint ar an tráigh agus do thagadh sé go dtí an tráig gach maidin go moch ar feadh trí laetheannta agus a chapall aige. Ní fheaca sé an bhean an chéad maidin ná an tarna maidin ach do tháinig sé go dtí an tráigh an tríomhadh maidin roimh eirighe na gréine agus cad a chídhfeadh sé ós a chómhair amach in a suidhe ar an tráigh agus í ag cíoradh a cuid grúaige ná an bhean-mhara. Do sciob sé a clóca agus thainig sí cuige. Do chuir sé suas ar a chapall í agus do thug sé abhaile í agus do phós sé í agus bhí triúr leanbh aca. Dubhairt sí leis an bhfear lá dá bhfaghadh sí a clóca go raghadh sí go dtí an fhairrge arís. La dá raibh an fear amuigh agus go raibh sí in h-aonar do chúardaig sí an tigh agus fuair sí an clóca agus rith
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It's a long lane there is no turn in.
Fair and easy go far in a day.
Rome was not built in a day.
God never closed one gap but He opened another.
Smooth waters run deep.
What you never had you never lost.
Not worried till married.
He who rises late must trot all day and can hardly overtake his work at night.
"When things are no better, thank God they are no worse."
This was a favourite saying of an old woman who lived near Drumboylan whenever she met with any loss or trouble, she consoled herself with the above saying.
This old lady died a few years ago.
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Your son is your son till he marries a wife, but your daughter is your daughter all the days of your life.
Handsome is that handsome does.
A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
A burned child dreads the fire.
Least said soonest mended.
Laziness is a heavy load.
More haste less speed.
Have the thing or want it.
What is allotted cannot be blotted.
What can't be cured must be endured.
You never know the shelter of the bush until it is cut.
One man's meat is another man's poison.
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Tá an áit sin in aice le Ros Beithe idir é agus an Innse atá ar an dtaobh eile de Báighe an Daingin. Tá sgeul ar fuaid na h-áite i nGleannbeithe mar gheall ar an áit sin. Bíonn glór mór ag an taoide ar an áit sin go bhfuil Cathair Tonn Tóime ann. Seo é an sgeul.
Is amhlaidh a bhí sí na cathair amuich ó'n áit cois fairrge go dtugtar Ros Beithe anois air. Chlúduig an t-uisce í agus do thriomiugheadh sí gach aon mhaidean lae bealtaine gach aon bliadhain. Agus ar maidin amáireach bhíodh sí clúdhuighthe arís leis an uisge. Bhíodh gach aon tsaghas duine a' siubhal isteach trí an sráid an lá san mar a mbeadh in aon sráid eile. Chídís a' bhean ar tháirsig a' dhoras agus í síor socrughadh
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fhacathas rian ó shoin í.
Ó an am san deireann na daoine nár bh'fhéidir le h-aon duine den sliocht sin de Muinntir Shéaghdha dul amach ar an bhfairrge i mbád nú ar aon slighe eile.
Aon lá amhain bhí ráiseanna ar an dtráig agus bhí duine de'n sliocht sin imeasg na ndaoine go léir a bhí istig agus iad ag siubhal suas síos ar an dtraigh. Scuaib an tonn isteach arís agus do sciob an tonn an duine sin léi amach sa bhfairrge agus d'fagadh na doaine eile slán istig. Bathadh duine no beirt eile amuich sa Cuan Daingin ag dul treasna go h-Innse ar bád.
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There is a large house in Tavrane known as the "Tavrane House". At present it is owned by Mrs. Patrick Walsh but long ago it was owned by a family of the O'Gradys. This family owned much land and therefore they had a number of cattle.
One morning as the man who was in charge of the cattle was going to the field to drive them in for milking, he heard the cries of a child. He listened for a while and found that the cries came from a fort which was near the house. Thinking that it was one of the neighborring children who had strayed from his home he went to the fort and there he saw a beautiful lady and a child. They did not see him and he kept quite. The little one was still crying and he heard his mother saying "don't cry". The cow will soon be milked
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Gurteen, Killeshandra.
The family names most common in the district are O'Reilly and Brady. Another name for Gurteen is Gortnagarry. There is a holy well in the townland of Drumbo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. It is said St. Patrick said Mass beside this well. There is a bridge over the stream which divides Gurteen from Snakiel, called "the bog bridge". There is a hill called "Clooneen Hill", situated in the townland of Clooneen,Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.
(Terence Brady)
Our School District. Drumkerl, Belturbet.
This district is situated in the baronies of Lower Loughtee and Tullyhunco, and in the parishes of Kilmore, Drumlane and Kildallon. The most common names in the district are Farellys in the Kilmore section, Reillys, Bradys and Fitzatricks. Old names which are gradually fading from use are Coille Gide near Snakiel; Gort na Geara in Gurteen; the Hanging Bray in Feugh; Lodge or the Grove in Ardonan; Tobar Pádraig in Drumbo, Tobar Mogue in Derrintinny; and Port in Glastown.
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There is a large house in Tavrane known as the "Tavrane House". At present it is owned by Mrs. Patrick Walsh but long ago it was owned by a family of the O'Gradys. This family owned much land and therefore they had a number of cattle.
One morning as the man who was in charge of the cattle was going to the field to drive them in for milking, he heard the cries of a child. He listened for a while and found that the cries came from a fort which was near the house. Thinking that it was one of the neighboring children who had strayed from his home he went to the fort and there he saw a beautiful lady and a child. They did not see him and he kept quite. The little one was still crying and he heard his mother saying "don't cry". The cow will seeon be milked
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aon neart aige níos aoirde. Lean sise an brat agus lean sí go dtí an tig é, agus d'fhan sí seacht mblianta na theannta. Chuir sé an brat i bhfolach ar lochta éigin a bhí sa tig aige. Pósadh iad agus bhí triúr clainne aca. Níor gháir sí ar feadh na seacht mblian ach trí uair. An ceud uair bhí sí ag feachaint ar dhuine éigin ad' iarraidh cat a chur isteach san teine. Lá ar na bháireach bhí sí ag cuimhneamh ar an gcur an aghaidh a dhein an cat. Gháir sí arís agus dubhairt sí "a chait úd aréir, ní fhéadaim ach cuimhneamh ort."
Gháir sí an tríomhadh uair nuair chonnaic sí an brat arís. Lá éigin chuaidh sé ar an lochta á' stábháill. Chaith sé a raibh amach ar an úrlár ach níor chuimhnig sé ar an mbrat.
Chonnaic sise an brat. Phreab sí chuige agus do rug sí léi an doras amach é. Ar a h-imtheacht uaidh d'iompuig sí ag an ndoras air agus dubhairt sí leis:
"Gan leas-máthair a chur ar a chlainn
is iad a bheith síor-ghlan
is gan clúdach na hoidhche do mharbhughadh ortha."
D'imthigh sí annsan agus ní
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a cinn agus á chíoradh agus bhíodh an brat in aice léi. Dúbhairt duine éiginneach dá sciobfadh an brat uaithe go bhfanfadh an cathair tirom i gcómhnuidhe. Bhí marcach d'muinnitir Shéaghdha agus dúbhairt sé dá mbeadh capall maith ráis aige go dtabarfadh sé fé é sciobadh uaithe. Fuair sé an capall a b'fhearr gheobhfaí le fághail agus chuaidh sé isteach. D'fhág sé an capall tamall beag in imeall na sráide amach. Ghaibh sé isteach agus le h-é gabháil tháirsí sciob sé an brat uaithe. RIth sé fé dhéin a chapaill agus léim sé ar an gcapall agus do phreab sé chun siubhail. Do ghluais sisean agus an fhairrge 'na tonntacha na dhiaidh, agus thug sé aghaidh i gcoinnibh an aoird agus do sciob an tonn a raibh ó'n ndiallait siar de'n chapall léi. Do leig sé é féin amach ar muineál an chapaill tosaig amach ar an bpáirc. Thuit an tonn siar annsan. Ní raibh
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a cinn agus á chíoradh agus bhíodh an brat in aice léi. Dúbhairt duine éiginneach dá sciobfadh an brat uaithe go bhfanfadh an cathair tirom i gcómhnuidhe. Bhí marcach d'muinnitir Shéaghdha agus dúbhairt sé dá mbeadh capall maith ráis aige go dtabarfadh sé fé é sciobadh uaithe. Fuair sé an capall a b'fhearr gheobhfaí le fághail agus chuaidh sé isteach. D'fhág sé an capall tamall beag in imeall na sráide amach. Ghaibh sé isteach agus le h-é gabháil tháirsí sciob sé an brat uaithe. RIth sé fé dhéin a chapaill agus léim sé ar an gcapall agus do phreab sé chun siubhail. Do ghluais sisean agus an fhairrge 'na tonntacha na dhiaidh, agus thug sé aghaidh i gcoinnibh an aoird agus do sciob an tonn a raibh ó'n ndiallait siar de'n chapall léi. Do leig sé é féin amach ar muineál an chapaill tosaig amach ar an bpáirc. Thuit an tonn siar annsan.
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burn. Bread - soda and milk cure a sore throat. If you were churning and could not get the butter, place a horse - shoe and a grain of salt under the churn and you would get butter.
To cure a black eye dip a cloth in water and press it to the eye.
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Bhí san deacair lé deanamh ach ar deire taréis cogadh mhór marbhuigheadh an rí agus thugadar an fhuil leó. Chuadar go dti an bpálás agus leathadar an fhuil tímcheall ar na Fianna. Bhiodar gearra braon beag d'en bhfuil tímcheall ar ceann Chonáin Mhaoil agus bhí gach duine aca sábhálta anois ach é. Rugadar greim air agus stracadar é ach d'fhan croiceann a chinn ar an dtalamh. Sin é an taobh gur glaodhach Conán Maol air.
Chuireadar croiceann caorach ar a cheann annsan agus d'fasadh oiread olna air gur dheineadh sé stocaí d'os na Fianna ar fad gach aon bliain.
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Tá an áit sin in aice le Ros Beithe idir é agus an Innse atá ar an dtaobh eile de Báighe an Daingin. Tá sgeul ar fuaid na h-áite i nGleannbeithe mar gheall ar an áit sin. Bíonn glór mór ag an taoide ar an áit sin go bhfuil Cathair Tonn Tóime ann. Seo é an sgeul.
Is amhlaidh a bhí sí na cathair amuich ó'n áit cois fairrge go dtugtar Ros Beithe anois air. Chlúduig an t-uisge í agus do thriomiugheadh sí gach aon mhaidean lae Bealtaine gach aon bliadhain. Bhíodh sí clúdhuighthe arís leis an uisge. Bhíodh gach aon tsaghas duine a' siubhal isteach trí an sráid an lá san mar a mbeadh in aon sráid eile. Chídis a' bhean ar tháirisg a' dhoras agus í síor socrughadh
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There is a holy well about a mile from our house. It is called St. Laurence's well. It is in a wood and it is near the cemetery of Rathmore. There is a large bush beside the well.
There are the ruins of an old castle near the well. There are cures got from the water in the well The water in this well cures a vomiting.
Cures.
Bread - soda and water would cure a heart -
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"Gan leas-mathair a chur ar a chlainn
is iad a bheith síor-ghlan
is gan clúdach na hoidhche do mharbhughadh ortha."
D'imthigh sí annsan agus ní fheacathas riamh ó shoin í.
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hunting knife into the heart of the brute which was dead in a moment. My enemy awoke and said that although he had done me much harm I had saved his life at the risk of my own". When the son had finished the old man said: "the diamond is yours."
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a raibh ó'n ndiallait siar de'n chapall léi. Do leag sé é féin amach ar mhuinéal an chapaill tosaig amach ar an bpáirc.
Thuit an tonn siar annsan. Ní raibh aon neart aige eirighe níos aoirde. Lean sise an brat agus lean sí go dtí an tig é, agus d'fhan sí seacht mblianta 'na theannta. Chuir sé an brat i bhfolach ar lochta éigin a bhí sa tig aige. Pósadh iad agus bhí trúir clainne aca.
Níor gháir sí ar feadh na seacht mblian ach trí uair. An ceud uair bhí sí ag feuchaint ar dhuine éigin ab'iarraidh cat a chur isteach sa teine. Lá ar na bháireach bhí sí ag chuimhneamh ar an gcur ar aghaidh a dhein an cat. Gháir sí arís agus dubhairt sí "a chait úd aréir, ní fhéadaim ach cuimhneamh ort."
Gháir sí an tríomhadh uair nuair chonnaic sí an brat arís. Lá éigin chuaidh sé ar an lochta ag stábháill. Chaith sé a raibh ar an lochta amach ar an úrlár ach níor chuimhnig sé ar an mbrat.
Chonnaic sise an brat. Phreab sí cuige agus do rug sí léi an doras amach é. Ar a h-imtheacht uaidh d'iompuig sí ag an ndoras agus dubhairt sí leis
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Bhí Fionn agus na Fianna lá agus fuaireadar cuireadh dul go dtí pálás a bhí in aice na Sionainne. Chuadar. D'fhan Fionn agus cuid aca aige baile. Nuair a chuadar go dtí an bpálás ní raibh aoinne ann chun fáilte a chur rómpa agus chuir san ana ionganadh ar na Fianna.
Bhi teine breágh mhór ann agus suídheadar síos ar an úrlár in aice leis. I gcionn tamaill d'feach gach aon rud ana gránna. Mhúch an teine breágh agus ní raibh ann ach dotach. Dúbhairt na Fianna go raghaidís abhaile aríst mar ná raibh aoinne ann.
Thugadar iarracht ar eiríghe ach bhíodar ceanghailte don dtalamh. Lé na linn sin chogain Fionn a árdóg chun fhíos a bheith aige conus a bhí na Fianna . Nuair a fuair sé amach gur mar sin a bhiodar bhí sé i gcruaidh chás.
D'imthigh sé féin agus a raibh slán d'es na Fianna go dtí an Iorbhuidh chun an rí a bhí ann a mharbhú agus a chuid fola a thabhairt leó. Ní raibh aon leigheas eile chun na Fianna a sábháilt.
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Men who were working at it 100 or 150 years ago.
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The different kinds of Bread used in olden times was Pea Meal, Potato Cake, Barley Cake and Oaten Cake. The way for making the Pea Meal Bread was the peas were ground into meal and there was nothing put through it. They way for making the Potato Cake was - the potatoes were boiled and mixed with sour milk. When the cake was kneaded a fist of oaten meal was spread over it.
The rule for making the Oaten Cake was - the oaten meal was left steeping over night in sour milk. They would back it in front of the fire standing up against a tub.
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went into the water and brought it safe to land". His father answered: "You, too, have done well but not nobly."
The last son came and told his tale. He said he had an enemy for years who had done him much harm. "One day as I passed along the road my enemy was asleep under a tree. I saw through the bushes the gleam of two fierce eyes. The animal came towards me. I hurled my spear at it. With an angry roar he fell to the ground and sprang at me. I plunged my
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Buckstown is believe to have received its name from being a place where the male of the deer were kept for hunting purposes, by some wealthy family perhaps the Walshe's of the Castle. Most of the land was covered with brush-wood and briars and was a favourite haunt for those animals. One of those Bucks while been pursued by hounds and horse-men plunged over what is know as the "holly rock" into the pool of Poulnassy a drop of nearly forty feet and swan to safety to the other bank leaving his pursuers helplessly looking on while he trotted over the "Hills of Moonvuir".
Alywards, a family who lived in an old thatched house later occupied by the Comerfords were believed to be the oldest family in Buckstown. Both families have passed way. The Comerford family date back for one hundred and fifty years and the Aylwards lived there before them. There was a very old mill built near the site of the old Castle one time owned by the Walshes. This mill was last owned by a family named Heneberrys and it is said that the stones that built this mill were taken from the ruins of the old Castle.
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La amlaidh a bhí sí 'na cathair amuigh ó'n áit cois fairrge go dtugtar Ros-Beithe anois air. Clúduig an tuisge í agus do thriomuigheadh sí gach aoin mhaidean lae bealtaine gach aon bliadhain agus an maidin amáireach bhíodh sí cludaighthe arís leis an uisge. Bhíodh gach aon tsaghas duine ag siubhal isteach tríd an sráid an lá san mar a mbeadh in aon sráid eile. Chídís an bhean ar tháirsig a doruis agus í sior socrughadh a cinn agus á chíoradh agus bíodh an brat i n-aice léi. Dubhairt duine éigin dá sciobfadh an brat uaithe go bhfanfadh an cathair tirm i gcomhnuidhe.
Bhí marcach de muinntir Séaghdha agus dubhairt sé dá mbeadh capall maith ráis aige go dtabarfadh sé fé é sciobadh uaithe. Fuair sé an capall abh fhearr gheobhfaí ar fhagáil agus chuaidh sé isteach. D'fhág sé an capall tamall beag i nimeall na sráide amach. Ghaibh sé isteach agus le h-é gabháil tháirsí sciob sé an brat uaithe. RIth sé fé dhéin a chapaill agus léim sé ar an gcapall agus do phreab sé chun siubhail.
Do ghluais sise agus an fhairrge 'na tonntacha 'na dhiaidh, agus thug sé aghaidh igcoinnibh an aoird agus do sciob an tonn
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it. They did not know the exact spot but one of them had an implement and it went round in a circle where the wealth was. They started digging, after a while they heard a bull roaring he came up through the ground. He had four iron shoes on him. The people ran away but they did not know where they were going, but when the light came in the morning they went home. After that about twelve oclock at night a woman was seen sitting in a small tree combing her hair. A man was going home riding on a horse and she ran out against him. He did not mind her and he galloped off on his horse. The day after the people told the priest and about twelve o'clock that night he came to the spot where she was. He gave her a task to do. She did the job and she came back again. The priest came to her again and he told her to go to the Red Sea and to make chains out of the sand. She said that she would go but that she would sink all the ships that would pass by. She is still making the chains but she has not one made yet. Her name was Petty-coat loose.
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Some men were fishing with a boat and they took Shea in and a dreadful storm arose and the fishermen were obliged to throw Shea out of the boat and the storm closed.
Ever since that time no man of the name of Shea can cross the Rossbeig bar without being drowned.
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There was a man named Shea and he was fishing at Rossbeigh. He saw a beautiful mermaid sitting on the rocks combing her long golden locks.
He fell in love with her and he stole up behind her and caught her. She refused to go with him but he took her cloak and she had to follow him.
They were married and they lived together very happy. He hid the cloak in an old chest, for he knew if she found the cloak she would leave him.
One day she was doing a great cleaning up and she emptied out the old chest and she found the cloak. She put it on and as soon as she had it on she ran away and went back to the sea again.
Shea was very sad and lonesome and he followed her
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me charge of a great number of jewels and told me he had no account of them. If I had taken one of them he would not have missed it and I would be rich for life." "My son," said the father, "simple honesty cannot be called noble. You have done well but not nobly." The second son spoke: "One day, as I was walking by a lake I saw a child playing. As I went by, it fell into the water and was in danger of being drowned. I
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2018-09-21 13:35
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A crock of gold is supposed to have been hidden in Mr. Michael Reade's field, Ballynooney, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny. It was placed there by a rich old man. When he was old and not able to go out there was a woman living with him, and she buried the crock of gold for him. She promised him faithfully that she would mind it while she would live and when she would be dead.
One day a man named John Mackey was cleaning the shore of the field. He came to a large stone and lifting it up found the crock of gold. He ran off home with it to his brothers. He was not long at home when he heard a terrible sound. After a while a beautiful lady came. She had golden hair down her back and a long white dress. She told him for his life not to tell anyone where he had found it or that he had heard anything about it as no body had ever heard about it before. He did not mind the lady and he went "off his head". The priest came to him then after and told him to leave it back. That night a big fire came around the house, an evil spirit came through the door and the Mackeys nearly lost their lives. They were told to leave back the treaure. The day after he left it back and he got well again.
About forty years after that the people heard about the crock of gold. One day about nine or ten men went to find
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its tradition, he with assistance made a great attempt to find the treasure, but failed to do so as the exact where abouts have been forgotten. Since then no other attempt have been made to take them up.
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2018-09-21 13:20
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This treasure is hidden in a field called "Scart field" which belongs to a farmer named O'Sullivan in the town-land of Scart, - Parish of Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny. The field was so-called because of a Chapel being built there in the 17th Century. Scart was then a parish spelled Skart as was also Rossinan a neighbouring townsland. Both these parishes had each its own Church but owing to the measures taken by Cromwell, the priests of that time took all the sacred vessels and relics belonging to the two Churches of Scart and Rossinan and buried them in the "Chapel Field". They constructed four Walls and within these they placed the treasures of the Church covering them with a stone flag, measuring about 5 ft. by 2 ft. The whole structure was completely buried, and both Churches were completely destroyed. About the year 1886 the owner of the field when ploughing, bared the flag that covered the treasures, and thinking it was an obstruction had it removed from the land after great difficulty. As they lifted it the earth fell in and covered all the traces that remained of the stone structure. They flag was taken to the home of the farmer where it remains still. Some years later an inhabitant of the district returned from America. Hearing of the uplifting of the stone flag and knowing of
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their father. When he had his wealth divided among them he said: "I have a costly diamond Now, I will give it to who - ever will earn it.
Go my sons and travel for three months. At the end of that time you will come back and you shall tell me what has happened." The three started off, all in three different ways.
At the end of the mentioned time, they came back.
The eldest son spoke first: A stranger gave
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2018-09-21 13:12
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Once upon a time there lived two brothers named "Divine". They were Protestants and worked in Belfast but they lost their job and they came down to Dublin. They tried to get a job but were rejected because they were not Catholics. Then they went to another place and they pretended to be Catholics. First they went to see the boss and he gave them some orders, and he told them to go to his wife as she had more orders to give them. She told them to be in every night at half-past nine for the Rosary. They did as they were told but one night when they were in bed one of them said to the other - "they will surely find out that we are not Catholics, but the other said that they would not because every night during the Rosary the mistress said "may the Divine assistance remain always with us."
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2018-09-21 13:07
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There was a man living in Mullinavat about seventy years ago. His name was "John Twomey". HIs wife was dead and he had three daughters. This man had been staying away from Mass for a few months. The priest spoke to him about it and he said, - "Its no use I cannot go, I have no clothes". The priest said if I get a trousers for you will you go to Mass, & he said he would. When he got the trousers it was twice too big for him so he did not go to Mass that Sunday. On the following Saturday night one of the daughters got up and she cut a good piece off the trousers, but he did not go to Mass on that Sunday as his trousers was too short.
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2018-09-21 13:04
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Buckstown and when she got her first pair of shoes they were tied at the back with a cord. When she put on the shoes she could not walk. Sunday came and she started for Mass. When she reached the top of the hill she meat a friend and she told him that she could not walk in the new shoes. He took out his pen-knife and cut the cord. Then she said "God bles you Jamesy only for you I would be late for Mass.
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2018-09-21 13:01
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Long ago people used to wear no boots, 70 years ago the children would not get boots until they were seven or eight years of age. There are two shoemakers in the district - Mr. Barry, and Mr. Delahunty. The Barrys have been shoemakers for generations. Clogs were worn long ago and some are worn still. Long ago there was a woman living in
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2018-09-21 12:58
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without shoes. - Digging trenches and cutting the corn with a hook
The local shoe-makers were William Barry and James Delahunty. There was one very renowned shoemaker, he lived in Lismatigue and his name was Mr. Palaster. People used to come long distances to get shoes made by him. He charged about six shillings for a good pair of shoes. The people believed in washing their feet in cold water as they considered that this made the soles of their feet hard.
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2018-09-21 12:57
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Mainistir,Teampuill.
Teampull Dubh na h- Eidnighe.
An sean eaglais abhí in Eidhnigh, Teampull Dubh na h Eidhnighe a tugtar air.Tá fothrach an teampuill le feiscint fós istigh i gceart lár na reilige ( féach léar-scáil) bhí sé clúdaighthe le h-eidhneán agus déanta de chlochaibhmóra breághtha dubha,agus sin é an fáth gur tugadh an t ainm Teampall Dubh na h-Eidhnighe air.
Mainistir de'n Ord
Proinnsis Naomhtha.
In Inis seadh bhi mainistir ag na manaigh seo ach is minic a sagairt seo ar fuad na tuaithe ,agus i measg na ndaoine ag múineadh ,ag teagasc,agus ag guidhe .Nuair a dóghadh an mainistir a bhí acu in Inis ,theicheadar ,agus fuaradar loisdín annso in annsúd i measg na ndaoine.Bhí tigín nó bóthán acu in Árd- an -Mhachaire (1/2 míle ón gcrosaire
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2018-09-21 12:55
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In olden times the children did not wear shoes until they were about twelve years of age, they went to school in their bare feet. The shoes that were made at that time were very heavy, and had iron nails and heels on them.
Only very few people had a special pair of boots for Sunday wear, they wore the ordingary brogue to Church. The poor people blackened their shoes with "hog's lard" or "goose grease", while others bought a sort of polish known as "Martindale's Blackening". This was sold in a large cake which had to be placed before the fire before it could be used. There was a man in this district who never wore shoes. His name was Jack Tallbert. He used to work Winter and Summer
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age of ninety six years. He was a rich man and could well afford to have boots but he said - "It is the people who are wearing them that are miserable and delicate."
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2018-09-21 12:50
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About forty years ago there lived in Waterford a man by the name of James Magner. He never wore a boot in his life Winter or Summer. He was often seen walking up and down the Quay on a Winter's morning and the frost breaking under his feet. He lived to the ripe old
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2018-09-21 12:49
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of a glassful of these products every morning during Spring.
Children are warned not to touch the little plant called "Sore-eyes", for fear of getting sore eyes, the little plant has a tiny blue flower, and grows along the sides of the roads. Another little plant found along the sides of the roads is "No blame", it bears a little yellow flower. If we are afraid of a scolding when we go in home, we pick this little flower and put it in our pocket, and so, we get no blame.
Costervan and nettles are used as food for hens. Broom is boiled for horses.
The water in which ivy leaves are boiled removes stains from dark materials. It is
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2018-09-21 12:48
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In olden times the people did not wear any shoes until they were sixteen years of age. They used to wear a kind of "belaced" worked shoe with a toe-cap. The children at present wear no shoes in Summer time. They sometimes wore rabbit-skin or sheep-skin shaped like a shoe in Winter
Long ago there were many shoe-makers in the village, their names were, - William Barry, Richard Barry, Thomas O'Neill, William Foley and many others. The people washed their feet with free-stone and sand which they got in the river.
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2018-09-21 12:44
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The people ate two meals a day in olden times. They used to have stirabout and buttermilk for their breakfast and potatoes for their dinner and they got a drink of buttermilk before they went to bed. The farmers in olden times worked two hours before their breakfast. The tables were not in the centre of the floor but they were by the wall. The people ate oaten-meal bread. They only eat meat on Christmas Day & Easter Sunday. Oaten-meal pancakes were eaten on pancake night and they used to kill an old hen on St. Martins Night, as they considered that this brough luck to the family
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2018-09-21 12:43
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dandelion in moist pasture, and the cowslip grows in meadows.
Many of these are used in ointments and in medicines. The juice of the nettle is said to improve the complexion and banish skin diseases. Three bites of boiled nettles with bacon eaten in Spring are supposed to keep away fever. Hemlock is used for sprains; the roots of the plant are used for broken ankles, wrists etc. Yarrow is used for rheumatism and sciatica. The fibres of St. Patrick's plant are applied to such wounds as boils and ulcers. Robin Rim the Hedge was boiled and used as a drink for indigestion. Dandelion was used to cure Consumption. After the harvest long ago, people mixed all the products together, and each member of the family partook
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2018-09-21 12:37
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common than permanent ones.
The bread mostly used was oaten bread, but in the better class houses whole-meal bread was used. Oatmeal bread was the most common for school going children. Vegetables were not used very much, but a very common vegetable in those days was water-grass. This was found growing wild in drains or marshy places. People did not ate late at night because they went to bed early. There was no such thing as candles or parifin oil in those days. People made their own candles from rushes, by skinning them and steeping them in Tallow.
Tea was fist introduced in the district about the year 1857. The vessels then used were wooden.
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2018-09-21 12:37
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Dock leaves greatly impoverish the soil, because of the length of roots. Thistles seldom appear in gardens, but once they do, they spread rapidly and drink the moisture.
Broom, silverweed, small willow herb, cowbane and bedstraw grow in wet and marshy places. Ivy grows on and climbs along trees and stone walls. Goose grass grows in the hedges. Fairy-thimbles or foxglove also grows on hedges. Wood sorrel grows near the wood. The daisy is found in the pasture and the
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2018-09-21 12:33
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The people in olden times ate four times per day, but at no time did they eat what would be called a meal nowadays. The reason was because they used to rise earlier in the morning than the people do now and work later. The principal food was stirabout and potatoes. The first meal was stirabout and sour milk i.e. milk that was commonly called buttermilk and was usually taken about 7 an after about two hours work. Next meal was oaten bread and new milk or whole milk and that was taken about 9 pm.
The dinner consisted of potatoes and milk. Sometimes they used meat, the meal principally was "American bacon", very seldom they used fresh meat. The last meal consisted of potatoes and milk. Milk was drunk but not very extensively. There was a subsitute for milk called "Sounds" This was made by placing oaten meal and the hulls of oaten meal in an earthenware crock full of water, and left there for about a week. The water was then strained off and drunk
Very few people eat at tables in those days Instead they used a rod basket or skip which they placed on a pot in the middle of the floor, and the household sat around it. Folding tables were more
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2018-09-21 12:28
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Once a woman went to fill her kettle at the well. She forgot to bring a vessel with which to fill her kettle. She left her kettle at the well and went back for a saucepan. When she returned the well had disappeared and the bush with it. It went from the top of the hill to the side where it is now.
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2018-09-21 12:26
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Th different kinds of Bread used in olden times was Pea Meal, Potato Cake, Barley Cake and Oaten Cake. The way for making the Pea Meal Bread was the peas were ground into meal and there was nothing put through it. They way for making the Potato Cake was - the potatoes were boiled and mixed with sour milk. When the cake was kneaded a fist of oaten meal was spread over it.
The rule for making the Oaten Cake was - the oaten meal was left steeping over night in sour milk. They would back it in front of the fire standing up against a tub.
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of each decade they throw one pebble away. Then when the seventh round is paid they kneel down and finish the Rosary. Then they take three drinks out of the well and wash their faces at the stream. Then they usually tie a piece of string on an overhanging bush. It is said that according as the cloth wears away the disease wears off the patient.
It is called St. Senan's well because it was St. Senan who blessed its waters. From the well you can see the ruins of seven churches and round tower in Scattery built by St. Senan.
There are no fish in the well and the water is not used for household purposes.
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2018-09-21 12:23
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Long ago the people had barely enough food to keep them alive. They got only two meals per day. They got up at six o'clock, and worked away until eight o'clock without eating a bite. Then they got their breakfast. Cold oaten Porridge and sour milk they ate for their breakfast. They would not get anything else until nine o'clock. At Xmas or any special Feast day. The people got Cabbage dressed with fat meat, and a few potatoes, and for a drink they drank curds and whey.
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2018-09-21 12:20
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There is a well in Tarmons known as St. Senan's. It is in the corner of Buckley's field in Ballintubber.
This well is not deep and a stream flows out of it. Always in the month of May people pay rounds at this well on every Saturday of the month.
This is how people pay rounds. People pick up seven pebbles out of the stream and then kneel down at the well and start reciting the Rosary. Then they start at the right hand side of the well and walk slowly all round reciting a decade of the Rosary while going round. At the end
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2018-09-21 12:20
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The people in olden times used to eat two meals a day. These meals were eaten in the morning and in the evening at about half past five. At these meals they used to eat oaten meal porridge. Often times the people did nearly a half day's work without breaking their fast. Sometimes they had no oaten meal, and they used to eat potatoes and salt, and drink sour milk. All the people sat around the table in the centre of the floor when eating. After the meal the table was hung up against the wall.
When the children were going to school they got a lump of stirabout or some oaten bread. The people never eat meat except at Xmas time when they would get a piece of a salted "pig's head". For the fast days they caught their own trout and eat them. They used to grow their own vegetables also such as, Onions, Carrots, Nettles, beans, and many others. It was some time about the end of the year 1859 the tea was first used. At that time the people had no cups but they drank the tea out of wooden mugs.
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2018-09-21 12:14
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Men who were working at it 100 or 150 years ago.
Mr. J Quinn, Farmer, 58 years
Valleymount,
Blessington,
Co. Wicklow
May Quinn,
Valleymount,
Blessington,
Co. Wicklow.
Thatching:
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mar a raibh clann Uí dheaghaidh,clann Uí Lochlannaigagus clann Ó Uí hAichir,Uí Riain,Uí Ghríobhtha.
Na daoine eile atá ann anois is in am
na bplanndálaithe a thánadar isteach a.d.clann Uí Challanáin, Uí Ceallacháin, de Barra,Uí Luanaigh,
Uí Rinn,Uí Longaig, Mhic Gearailt ,Uí
hÉigeartaigh,Uí Leadáin, Uí Dhubhda,Uí Conchubhair,Uí Nialláin,
de bhuinn ,Uí Chaolaidhe,Mic an Archannaigh,Uí Chéitin,Uí Mharanáin, Uí Riada,Uí Braonáin,Uíatháin, Chró ,UíRuairc,Uí hÓgáin, Uí hUadaigh.
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2018-09-21 11:36
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Parróiste na hEidhnaighe.
Eidhneach
Eidhneach .Deirtear gur fhás na crainn chomh flúirseach sin ó Sliabh Collán go dtí Inisdiamáin go bhféadfá siubhal orthu ó cheann go cheann agus gur fhás an eidhneán i measg na gcrann.Fásann an eidhneán go flúirseacah mór thimcheall na háite seo fós ar an droichead, ar bhruach na habhann,ar na crannaibh ,ar an reilig agus ar fhallaí na scoile.
Braon Tír
Tá míniú eile ann mar a leanas- braon Tír mar go raibh an áit seo an-fhliuch ar fad.Tá suas le deich locha insan bparróiste agus ritheann a lán srúthán isteach inAbhann na hEidhneanaighihne
a n-eirigheann i Sliabh Collán agus a ritheann isteach ssan fharraige mhór inaice le Leacht- Úi- Chonchubhair.Tá portach agus dóib go flúirseach insan áit agus talamh ,lom bocht.Tá Sliabh Collán ar an dtaobh thiar- theas de'n pharróiste agus áit an- íseal is eadh an cuid eille de'n tír mór thimcheall.D'fhan alán uisge ann agus áit fhliuch atá an.Deirtear go bhfuil an tír ar a ndtaobh thoir de Sliabh Collán ar an áit is fliche in Éirinn
Na Daoine.
De eir na sloinne atá ann féláhair is léir náar chomhnaigh aon chlann ann des na Dal gCais san áit ach amháin ar imeall an pharróiste
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2018-09-21 11:13
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the thatch with the rake and he cuts it with the knife. The thatcher uses about a thousand scallops in a day. He has a ladder up on the house and a bag under his knees. He twists the scallops with his hands and makes a row of boughs with them on the top of the house until the last, without thatching, because it is very hard to thatch it. A fortnight it takes him to thatch a house.
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2018-09-21 11:10
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The man that thatches our house is Mike Connolly. He lives in Ducarrig. He learned his trade from Ned Moore. Ten years Ned Moore is dead now.
When a thatcher is beginning thatching he starts at the eave of the house. He goes up along to the top and that is called a strahc. It is about two feet wide. First of all he gathers twigs. They are called scallops. He gets them in a twig-yard or near a glen. He points them at each end. He puts them into a punhage and brings them up on the house. With reed or wheaten straw the houses are thatched.
My father gets spires down near Lismore for thatching. They grow near the river. The thatcher has a rake, a bittle and a thatchers knife. he halves the spires because they are too long. At the end of each strahc he hardens
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2018-09-21 10:55
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little of the well which was blessed.
In times gone by the Banshee (Bean Sidhe) was heard in Tarbert.
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2018-09-21 10:54
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in Lislaughtin Abbey.
About a mile from Tarbert Parish there is a well over which is a bush. One evening two men sat near the well, one was chewing tobacco and as he did so he began spitting into the well. Suddenly he thought a rat ran up his leg, and in his effort to keep the rat from running up he felt the supposed rat in the other leg. He tried to restrain the rat from running up the second leg but the rat went over to the first. The supposed rat ran over the man's body and he stripped himself on the road but no rat was to be seen. It was no rat but that was his punishment for making
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2018-09-21 10:49
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boats called to Tarbert Island and gave employment, emigration ceased.
The land in the surrounding district is good arable land principally good and hilly with plenty of bog in the parish.
In different parts of the parish apparitions were supposed to have been seen from time to time. These were supposed to have been images of dead people. The apparitions were chiefly seen in Tieraclea, Sallowglen, and Tarbert Domain.
Some years ago a white horse was supposed to have been seen in Sallowglen, and when pursued was found standing over the grave of its owner
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2018-09-21 10:44
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the account which is supposed to be true. The ancestors of the Leslie family came from a place in Scotland called Tarbert, they then called their house Tarbert House, and thence the parish was called Tarbert. A good many people are over seventy. A good many can use ordinary Irish expressions but they cannot speak Irish in general. The majority of them use the Irish salutations.
There were twice as many houses here long ago than there are now, as about twenty are in ruins now. In 1847 and 1848 people emigrated but after a time when
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2018-09-21 10:38
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Tarbert the little village in which I live is situated on the banks of the Shannon. The townland is Tieraclea. The commonest family name is OConnor which is not surprisinf because it is in the barony of Iraughti Connor (Oighreacht Uí Concubhair). Most of the houses are slated with the exception of a few which are thatched ones. About five hundred people live here.
There are many details concerning how Tarbert got its name. Here I will mention
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2018-09-21 10:33
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stories, listen to folklore, ask riddles, read story books, play with toys while others sing to amuse themselves.
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2018-09-21 10:32
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play vary in each neighbourhood. This is how we play "Hide and Seek". The children stand in one row. Then one child is picked out to "Seek" and the rest are supposed to "Hide". Then when the rest are in a safe hide the child who is seeking will look for her companions. Whatever person the seeker finds first will have to seek. That game is one of our outdoor games.
Games are usually played such as Blind Man's Buff and hiding the Button inside at home in the long winter nights. We tell
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2018-09-21 10:25
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As the Summer goes by I go swimming in a sea-side place called "Back of the Hill". Then Autumn is at hand and the black-berries are ripe and fit for picking. I walk by the road-side and pick this fruit. Then when I have finished picking I go home and make jam. Then the jam is ready I sit down and eat a hearty meal of bread and jam. I continue my walk every day until the blackberries are gone.
The games children
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2018-09-21 10:21
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Middleman,
Giant steps,
Gathering Nuts in May,
A slice of bread,
Green Gravel,
Run away to London,
Cock Robin,
How many Miles to Dublin.
Skipping is my favourite game in the cold dry days in early spring. Sometimes I go looking for bird's nests. When the beautiful days of Summer are approaching I pick the flowers which are then in bloom in my neighbourhood. I also play "hide" in the hay. I enjoy my swing
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2018-09-21 10:18
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ced. There were two men and a woman on her. One of the men whose name was Barrett was at the sail. He lost courage and he wasn't able to take charge of the sail. The other man then said he would do it. As he was walking towards the sail a squall came and he was thrown into the sea. He came ashore in Achill. The other two were drowned also. The woman came ashore in Cross and the man on the Carrowniskey strand. The boat came ashore safely and it was loaded with flour. Kerrigan's hooker was lost the 24th of June 1900.

Mr Thomas Keane,
Roonah P.O.
Westport
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2018-09-21 10:17
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Here is a list of the outdoor games which I play here in Tarbert and in which my companions join: -
Lazy Mary,
Rain Rain Falls,
Mothers,
Fib
Four Corners
The Ghost in the Well
Hide and Seek
The Hawk and Chickens
The Cat and the Mouse
The Bull in the Park
Pickey
King of the Castle
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2018-09-21 10:14
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they are better now than then.
They were repaired lately and some of them were steam rolled by the Kerry County Council.
Before bridges were made in this district people forded the river in shallow places.
At cross-roads four roads join together and each runs in a different direction. Cross roads are considered most dangerous although people still go dancing to platforms which are near the cross-roads.
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2018-09-21 10:12
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There were a few a few ship-wrecks long ago of which our people have knowledge. A ship named the River Dee was wrecked about sixty two years ago. She was driven in to Bearna Bán strand. She came in full sail and struck a rock and split in two. She was a big three master bark. She had a cargo of timber on her, and many people had timber for a long time after. The crew that was her left when she sprung a leak. They were all saved. The captain was an English man and he came to see her when she drifted into Bearna Bán. She drifted ashore New Years night 1872.

There was another ship called the Western maid of Peel long ago. She sailed from Roonah quay the 21st of September which 360 tons of kelp. As she was sailing she caught in a rock called Maoidh(?) Mór and she could not stir out of that until men came to her assistance and by great struggling they succeeded in getting her going.

There was another drowning also long ago. A hooker belonging to a Kerrigan man was wrecked. He was sailing from Westport to Baffin when the storm commen-
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2018-09-21 10:11
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ago because it leads to two burying grounds. The lower road is the oldest road in the district.
The roads here were made by the British Government as a relief work after the Famine. People employed worked for twelve hours from six in the morning until six at night. People breakfasted at nine o'clock and they were allowed one hour for dinner which consisted of potatoes and salt. Labourers employed got fourpence and sixpence a day and the more skilled labourers got sevenpence and tenpence a day. These roads are still used but
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2018-09-21 10:07
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There are a few more interesting links between the study of history and that of geography that the link formed by the inquiry into the position and building up of roads.
Here in Tarbert we are familiar with the mail Road which leads to Listowel, the Glin Road which leads to Glin and Limerick, and the roads which lead to Ballylongford - the upper and lower roads. The lower road went by the name of the Skull Road long
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2018-09-21 10:00
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I dtúis an galair ná bí mall mar níl brígh sa luibh ná faghtar in am

Ná caith amach an t-uisce salach nó go mbíodh an t-uisce glan istigh agat

Fataí beithrefa ar sgéith is cead ag an saoghal iad d'ithe

Is geall le sgiath athrughadh oibre
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2018-09-21 09:59
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Mumps
A person whose mother and father has the same surname possesses the cure. A donkey's bridle is put on the patient and lead (as a donkey is lead) to a stream three times. (This belief is found to exist all along the the Finn Valley).
Evil. The seventh son has the cure. The glands appear to swell and fester. By nibling
By putting a piece of butter on the wall where a patient is lying, the germs and the disease are absorbed into the butter thereby killing the germs and incidentally the patient gets well again.
Great faith is placed in the Bogbean as a blood purifier. Numbers of people make special visits to the bog to get this herb in late spring. It is boiled in water for some hours, strained and bottled for future use.
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2018-09-21 09:58
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Still hoping to be succoured by my dear Colleen Bán
6. Now Reillys dressed from top to toe all in a suit of green
His hair hangs o'er his shoulders most glorious to be seen
He is tall and straight and handsome as any could be found
He's fit for Folaird's daughter was she heiress to a crown
The Judge he said the lady been in her tender youth
And if Reilly has deluded her she will declare the truth
Then like a moving beauty bright before him she did stand
Your welcome her my hearts delight my dear Colleen Bán
7. Oh Gentlemen Squire Follaird said with pity look on
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2018-09-21 09:57
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'Sé an obair a molann an fear
Is treise duthchas ná eadacas
Ní airightear ar iarradh an t-uisge go triomuigheann an tobar
Fuacht na sleineán a bhreacann na luirgne
'Sí an foidhne is fearr nuair nach mbíonn agat leigheas

Áine Breathnach
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2018-09-21 09:54
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me
This villian came amongst us to disgrace our family
And by his false contrivances this villiany was planned
If I dont get satisfation I'll quit this Irish land
The lady with a tear began and thus replied she
The fault is none of Reilly's the blame lies all on me
I forced him from his fathers place to come along with me
And I loved him beyond measure which prove a our destiny
Then up bespoke the noble fox at the table he stood by
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2018-09-21 09:53
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Fód bog idir dhá fhóid, bóg fhód agus fód bog
Gráineacht an cliabhan 'sé áilneacht an stafán
Dá mbéadh fios béadh leigheas agat

Áine Breathnach
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2018-09-21 09:51
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a sheachaint

Labhar leo focal no dhó is mara tig leat tig leo
An rud a faightear go bog caithtear go bog
Is fearr beag deas ná mór gránna
Nuair a bhíonn an cupán lán is furaist é dhort

Tosach Sathairn no deire Aoine sin beart a dhein na sean-dhaoine

Áine Breathnach
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2018-09-21 09:50
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Oh gentlemen of the jury look on this extremity
To hang a man for love it's a murder you must see
So spare the life of Reilly and let him leave this country
Good my Lord he stole from her her diamonds and gold rings
Her watch and silver buckles any many precious things
Which cost me in bright guineas more than five hundred pounds
And I'll have the life of Reilly or my estate I'll drown
But good my Lord I gave to him as tokens of true love
And when that we are parting I'll have them all removed
If you have got them Reilly
present them back to me
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2018-09-21 09:50
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The black sheep was killed & the poor girl was left without a friend, so she sat down and began to cry.
"What is wrong with you"? said a voice down below. The girl looked down & saw a beautiful young man who said he was the king's son & was looking for a wife. The prince wondered to see a girl so beautiful out herding sheep on the hillside. He fell in love with her at once. He questioned her & found out her sad story.
He there and then asked her to marry him to which she agreed. She mounted the white horse behind him and off they galloped till they reached the prince's castle. They were married & had a great feast that lasted ten days. When the old king died the prince got the crown & the young king & his wife lived happily ever afterwards. As for the old stepmother she was choked when eating a piece of the old black sheep.
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2018-09-21 09:46
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I will my honourable lady and many thanks to thee
There is one gold ring amongst them I'll allow yourself to wear
With thirty locks of diamonds well set in silver fair.
There's one gold ring amongst them you'll wear on your right hand
That you'll think on my poor broken heart when youre in a foreign land. Up then bespoke the noble fox you may let the Prisoner go
The lady's oath has cleared him as the jury all may know
She has releast her own true love she has releast his name
May her honour bright gain high estate
and her off spring rise to fame.
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2018-09-21 09:45
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a thig fá thúairim do sláinte a mhinic nac dtig is truaigh é mo scéal nach minic nach dtig a thigeann comh minic le minic a thig

Níl in aon rud acht seal
Ar an mhoill a bhíonn a bhreis

Is fearr bean ná spré ní ní fearr leabhar ná léigheann
Is fearr a thús ná a dheire, tosnuig aríste é
B'anam leis an cat srathar a bheith air
Téigheann an bainne sa geimhreadh go h-adharca an bó
Bíonn cluasa ar na claitheachaibh
Bíonn comhairle ar duine ó aois go bhás
D'orduig Dia an annacuinn
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2018-09-21 09:44
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The father of Willie Enright Kilpadogue had the contract of burying the dead in Monakyle churchyard, now a disused graveyard in Dooncaha. He had one coffin, the bottom of which was hinged, so that when he got to the graveyard, he had little bother in lowering the body into the grave and bringing back the coffin again.
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2018-09-21 09:42
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2018-09-21 09:42
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dead and his coffin was being made where he got the traveller arrested. This travelled did no harm but the cholera was raging and the Knight contracted the disease from him.
Some old ruins of houses that were occupied during black '46 and '47 are situated on the Glin road. These tenants of those houses died of hunger and fever. They were all poor people.
The pier in Tarbert Island, also two large stores were built here in tarbert in "black '47". It gave much employment which was badly needed. All three were useful when the place became prosperous after the Famine years. They now serve as monuments of the vanished prosperity of Tarbert.
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2018-09-21 09:41
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lay on the stony-ground
Till at the bar of justice before the Judge he'll stand
For nothing but the stealing of his dear Colleen Bán
4.
The Jailer's son to Reilly goes and thus to him did say
O rise up Willie Reilly you must appear this day
The great Squire-Folliard's anger you never can with stand
I fear you'll suffer sorely for you own dear Colleen Bán
5.
This is the news young Reilly last night that I did hear
The ladys oath will hang you or else will set you clear
If that be so said Reilly with pleasure I will stand,
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2018-09-21 09:37
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Sé an boctanas a dheineann tigh is(?) cumha

Ní h-é an capaill a shaothruigheann an coirce a geibheann é go minic

Olaim do sláinte a mhinic
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2018-09-21 09:37
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1
O rise up Willie Reilly and come along with me
For I mean to go with you and leave this country
To leave my fathers dwellings his houses and free lands
And away go Willie Reilly and his dead Colleen Bán
2.
They go by hills and mountains and by a lonesome plain
Through shady groves and valleys all dangers to refrain
But her father followed after with his well-armed band
And taken was poor Reilly and his dear Colleen Ban.
3.
It's home that she was taken and in her closet bound
Poor Reilly all in Sligo jail
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2018-09-21 09:36
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Most people had to suffer a little during the famine because the black flour was coming in and could not be eaten.
The place was very thickly populated before the famine but in the years of the famine people died beside ditches and home, and were buried in pits. People emigrated in great numbers during and after the famine.
Tinkers or travellers were not allowed to travel from place to place for fear they would spread fever. The following story is told of a traveller: -
One day as a traveller was going out from Glin the then Knight of Glin got the traveller arrested and taken prisoner. Before a week the Knight was
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2018-09-21 09:34
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Anois teacht an Earraig is deas meidhreach uain óga is tar éis na Féile Brighde bíonn an fhuiseóg ag ceól

Cuir sa cómhartha é agus gheóbhtha gróig de

Ní hé an breághtheacht a cuireann an corcán ar phriocha acht an teine

Ní hé an breághtheacht a deineann brotán acht min
Cor in-aghaidh an caim agus caim in aghaidh an coir

Nuair a théigheann an gabhar go dtí an teampuill ní stadann sí go h-Áltóir

Áine Ní Fhionn
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2018-09-21 09:33
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Once a rich man lived in this area. He was married & had one only daughter.
When the girl was young her mother died and her father got married again. The second woman was very bad to the poor girl & used to beat her every day & in the end ordered her away from the home.
"Go out to the hill" she said, & mind the sheep", there is no room for you here". The stepmother thought she could not live long on the hill without food & she was careful to watch that the poor girl got no food from anybody, but there was an old black sheep in the flock that used to bring the poor girl food to eat and cloths to wear.
The girl grew up very, very beautiful, and her stepmother heard the story of the old black sheep but did not believe it & thought that some person was attending to the girl & made up her mind she would catch them in the act. One morning she went out early & hid behind a rock. After a while the sheep arrived, as usual with the girls food.
The stepmother got furious & said I will soon put an end to this. She went home & sent for the butcher & ordered him to kill the black sheep.
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2018-09-21 09:32
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The horrors of the Great Famine 1846-47 are still told by our firesides.
A blight came in the potatoes and the crops failed all over. The poor people were most stricken for they had no money to buy anything in our district.
The people ate raw turnips, weeds and sea weed. They boiled the weeds in salt and they ate nothing with the weed. They rooted up the rotten potatoes which were blighted in the gardens. This caused fever. The year after the blight they had no seed to set potatoes.
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2018-09-21 09:28
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light his lamp. His efforts to light the lamp were in vain, and when his box of matches were nearly wasted he went out in the open, and with the very first match he lit his lamp. That of course was an extraordinary thing because he went into the fort to get shelter and he believes the fairies were blowing out his matches.
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2018-09-21 09:27
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Is maith an tiomáinidhe an té bhíonn ar an gclidhe
Bíonn ceann dubh ar gach maidin Earraig
Is olc an rud tinneas acht is measa an bás
An duine féin is fearr a fhios cá luigheann a bhróg air