Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 325705 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:15
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the Treaty stone famed Garryowen
And Patrick Sarsfield's name,
How colleens brave and Shannon wave
Held a foe at bay,
In that little Munster village castle Connell far away.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:14
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I
There's a cottage on the hillside
With a dear old mother there,
By the emerald green of Plassy
And the towering hills of Clare,
Where the fragrant breeze is blowing
And the Shannon spreads its spray
In that little Munster village Castle Connell far away.
II
It was there in happy childhood
I learned of Limerick's fame,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:13
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Tríomhadh braon d'uisge an Dómhnach(?)
A chuir mar eol liom
Ag déanamh eolais go tír Phádhraig(?)
Ceithre coirnéal ar mo leabaidh
Ceithre ainglí uirthe scartha
Dá bfuighfinn-se bás roimh maidin
I bhFlaitheas Dé go raibh m' (ANAM
leabaidh

( Críoch )
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:12
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The rosy lips of Mary from Murroe
V
We then came on together
Until we came to the painted gate
Go home go home my Mary
I fear its getting late
I'll try to earn a fortune
And your foot steps I'll pursue
And in spite of fate I'll come again
To court you near Murroe.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:09
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(leagan eile ar uimhir 19)

Sínighim síos ins an leabaidh
Mar síneadh Mac Dé ins an uaigh
Brat Mhuire orainn mar éadmhaigh
A Mhuirnín mo mhíle grádh thú
Is tú mo dochtúir laigheas tinn agus slán mé
Is tú mo charad anama ar leabaidh mo bháis thú
Céard sin leat in do láimh dheis
Cé sin rómhat - tá na h-ainglí
Cé sin do dhiaidh tá na h-easbuig
A Rí na Ríghthe d'fulaing na mílte is na milliúin lot
Go sábháilidh tú muide ar ghach olc
Go mbeannuighidh Dia dhuit a phaidir geal geal
Go mbeannuighidh Dia agus Muire dhuit
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:09
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Coming down the road
But alas our time it was cut short
When her mother came in view
Sure I had to quit down by the
Smiths with Mary from Murroe
III
We then came on together until
We came to the boiling well
Twas there we sat together
Until the dark night fell
And darksome was the vision
That lay around us two
And may freedom's light for ever
Shine on you Mary from Murroe
IV
We next came on together
Till we came to the sally grove
The wood Cock and the pheasant
Came noting from above
Our enemies stood on the road
But us they could not view
And twas then I kissed
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:04
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
I
If I were at home in Lackamore
I'd take my pen and write
Strange thoughts run in my bosom
To Mary take a flight
It was in her fathers garden
From boy hoods pride I grew
When first I came to count a Dame named Mary from Murroe
II
Twas the evening of the funeral
At the cross above the forge
I met my lovely Mary and she
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:02
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Chonnaic mé do scáilín
Go mall mall areír
Ar bhruach na tuinne báidhte
Acth níor scannruigh tú mé
Ba tú ba deise
Ba tú ba lághach
A bhfacthas ariamh
Agus do mhalairt ní bhéarfaidh(?)
Nó go dtéighidh mé sa gcré
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-23 00:01
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Like a swarm of bees and lanaries we crowded the Knockers and careys
We being full of our tricks and fagaries we lifted a hulla bool loo
VI
Ned Curtin walked in with his hat in full gear and said where is the land lady
And God save all here
We are all weather bound we must stay here for the night.
Up spoke Mag Ahern saying go like the light
O we shelter we're no mountainy cadgers says [?]
We are no mountainy cadgers we are a respectable crew.
VII
When I over heard this thrown I bid for the door
Saying tis time to be going with a sad lamentation and home sure we flew.
With horses and waggons and and [?] to the crew
Crying the devil such weather came never.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:57
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Tis idle to work or be clever
But if I was at home I would never again go drawing the hay from Murroe
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:55
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To view the Shannon waters,
By the Falls of Doonass.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:55
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I (next Page)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:54
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I
In Doonass I was born
And 'tis there I'd like to die,
Down by the Shannon waters,
My bones they should lie,
and if fortune never favoured me,
The sea I'd never cross,
I'd be buried in castle Connell,
By the falls of Doonass.
II
As I rolled out one evening,
A sol shone it's race,
Down by the Shannon waters,
And the light blowing breeze,
I carelessly strolled out,
My leisure hours to pass. P.T.O.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:52
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
ó thonn go tonn

(VII)
Cá bhfuil fear a chleacht é agus anois dá thréiscinnt
Cé bhéadh cé'n cás do' a croidhe bheith tinn
Acht bradáin an t-séasúir ó thigeanns léar nádúir
Agus caitheanns an data(?) i measg na dtonn
Sé fearacht agam-sa é da mbéinn i bpárlús
Go mba fhearr liom árus i gCul na Binn.

( A CRÍOCH SIN )
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:51
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I left home you see
And I am tired of travelling (says)
Says the turf man from Ardee.
III
Your cart is nearly worn friend
Your ass is very old
It must be forthy summers
Since that animal was foaled
He was yoked to a trap
In September forthy three
When he cantered for the midwive
Says the turf man from Ardee.
IIII
Now I must not abuse my ass
With this old haxel rod
For indeed I do not mind the day
That poor old Jack was shod
The hairness that is on his back
Was made by John McGee
And he's dead this four and forty years
Says the turf man from Ardee.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:48
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Le eachraí aerach agus coístí ann
Ó ghléásfadh bainfheis dom sin agus féasta
Gach nídh dá breáththa agus togha ceoil
Go mbeith dhá fhear déág ar meisge in éinfeacht
'I dteach Tom Dálaigh i gCúl na Binn

(VI)
Bhí mé in Acaill cé gur mhian liom fhágaíl
Ba mhaith an aít é ar shiochrán oidhche
Bhí biadh agus leabaidh ann agus céad míle fáilte
Agus cómhrádh sásta ann ag teacht na h-oidhche
Bhí na lachan ba bhreághtha ann a bhí in Éirinn
Agus na h-ealaí ag snámh ann
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:46
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
I
For sake of health I took a walk,
One day at early dawn
I met a jolly gentleman
As I slowly walken along
The grandest conversation passed
Between himself and me
Till at last I got acquainted
With the turf man from Ardee.
II
We chatted very freely
As we walked along the road
He says my ass is tired
And I want to sell my load
For I had no refreshment since
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:43
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a man one time and he had a lot of (turkey) cows. But when he could drive them in to milk them they would have no milk.
He went out one night about twelve o clock to see them he had a greyhound with him. When he came near the cows he saw a white hare sucking one of them.
He set the hound after the hare. The hound followed the hare around the field. But as the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:42
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Imeasg na ngróibhnaí atá i gCúl na Binn

(IV)
Tá litir sgríobhtha ar thóin mo phóca
Le cur amárach go Cúl na Binn
Go bhfuil mé mo luighe le tuilleadh agus ráithe
Le aicíd áithrid agus tinneas cinn
Mar bhfuigheadh mé fóirthín ó Rígh na nGrásta
Ná mo shláinte anois mar is cóir
Acht gléasfaidh tuamba agus cómhra cláir dhom
Agus cuirighidh i mbárach mé faoi bhun Sléibhe Mhóir

(V)
Dá mbeadh a fhios ag buachaillí
Atá ag bun Ghleann Néifin
Go bhfuil mise i m'aonraic agus in mo luighe tinn
Thiocfadh sgata aca aniar amárach
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:40
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
One night as a man was going to Newport he saw a turkey on the road. He hit the turkey with the whip to make it keep out of his (ito) way. When he looked again the turkey was as big as himself. She ran after him and when he was going a passed a house the turkey let a roar. The man got a bad fright and had to be carried home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:38
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Several people used tan their own leather. They used make tombereens of goat skins. A tombereen is a kind of a drum with which they used play music.
Mr Clancy my grandfather got a pair of shoes made out of a dog skin. He put the fresh skin into 'a' lime for three or four days to burn of the hair. When the hair was burnt of he hung it up and rubbed preservative to it.
P.T.O.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:35
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Ó bhéarfadih mé bean dhuit agus dhá chéad bó leí
Agus acra móinfhéir in aghaidh an chinn
Ó bád agus eangachaí agus a bhfághail le h-aghaidh pléisiúir
Agus tiúbhraidh éadail isteach gan tuim(?)

(III)
Dá dtugfá bean dhom agus dhá chéad bó leí
Agus acra móinfhéir in aghaidh an chinn
Gach a bhfuil go báid agus de eangachaí as seo go Bófainn'
Ná saidhbreas Sheóirse acht a fhághail gan roinn
Go mba fearr liom acra gan bhogach bháidhte
Atá idir an ród agus inghean draigh
Cead rinnce le cailíní la' gaothhra agus Dómhnacha
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:35
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They used to get a hurdle made of sally rods and put the flax on it and out it over the fire to dry. When it was dry they used clove it to knock of the hulls. Then it had to be drawn through a [?] and taken to the mill.
Dye
Dye was also made around my neighbourhood. The juice from a certain tree called logwood. It is boiled with sheeps manure and made into dye. Dye was also made from rocks.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:31
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grulling jobs
With the farmers I have seen
And holidays like an [?] visits
Are few and far between.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:29
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
I
One stormy night not long ago
As I lay awake in bed.
From listening to the winds outside
Strange thoughts ran through my head
I began to think within myself.
That soon I'd be a man
And how to make a living
I commenced at once to plan
II
The Farmer's life I soon ruled out
Because I could not see that
The socalled joys of T farming
Meant anything to me.
When I thought of all the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:28
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(I)
Mo léan agus mo dheacair nach bfuil mise i nGúr Buidhe
Ó in mo láimh-se dubhach agus peann
Ó sgríobhfainn síos in dubhach ar an mbán dhuit
Gach ceárd agus gach aítiú abhí ins an ngleann
Acht dá mbeadh gach rud agam a bhí in Éirinn
Céad fairíor géar go bhfuil muntrea(?) fann

(II)
Séard a dubhairt fear as Acaill liom
Ná bíodh díth-ceilleacht ort ná bí ag gol
Nó ag éagnach indiaidh Cúl na Binn
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:27
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cold.
To make another verse on it
I think is waste of time
Especially as I got no prize
For my famous rhyme
III
Even though this schoolboy is a poet
Which I think will rise to fame
And at some future date his poems
Will shed lustre on his name
So now that he's contented
And his mind is set at ease
For my book I can return
To read with peace and ease
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 23:11
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Is an bhfarraige do líonadh le héisg dhibh.
II
Do siubhailís sa Sasna, Albha agus Éire an bhFrainnch le chéile agus taobh thall na Róimh.
Mar a raibh saghairt agus easpoigh sa mhéíd sin; a leithéid súd in aon bhall níor thaobhaigh um threó
Do léigeamhfad leabhar na laigs laidine dhuit gan (dearmea) dearmadh in mbhéarla, an t-aifreann, le chéile agus ba aireach é a searmóin.
Croidhe fiall fairsing imeasgh fáilthe dhá réir sin agus ar an bhfódh.
III
Téigeann sé ar an gcharraig ag cailaireacht is af glaodhach ortha.
a díaraidh (a) i gchás do réidheacht idir maoir agus gach treó.
Acht dhá dthiochfadh leis an eaglais an obhair súd do deanamh súd sochair saoghal chun na gCapers go deó.
Bhailigh: Máire Ní Drisceóil. Cumolán, Inis Cléire.
Fuaireas ó: CIarán Ó Drisceóil, Cumólán, Inis Cléire
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:59
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25. Brown spots on the frog's skin are, according to the elders, a sure sign of a rain s-
26. Dogs eat grass-blades when rain is near. (To bear out nos. 25&26, vide[?] following:-
"My dogs so altered in his taste
Quit mutton-bones, on grass to feast.
The frog has changed his yellow vest,
And in a russet coat is dressed")
26. Cows gather together in a corner of a field when snow is near.
27. When a blue flame is seen in the heart of an open fire, we may expect rain.
28. Similarly a red flame denotes thunder and lightning.
29. Insects on the wing at eventide, mean rain.
30. Insects hovering close to ground mean snow.
31. Crickets chirping loudly at fireside mean rain.
32. When sheets of soot take fire & light on the side of a kettle or whatever vessel is on the fire, we may look out for rain.
33. Smoke falling groundwards after leaving chimney means rain is coming.
34. To see cattle running is a sign of wind from the west.
35. Beetles & cockroaches crawling on the floor denote coming damp weather.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:52
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on the following day.
11. Rainbow in the evening denotes rain.
12. The North wind brings snow.
13. When crows fly at a high altitude we are sure of getting fine weather.
14. When swallows fly low & skim the ground, they remind us of approaching rain or showers.
15. Sea-gulls come inland when there is a storm brewing at sea.
16. When a frog is found in a dwelling-house, the inmates remark that such an instance show we will have rain.
17. And apparent ring around the moon shows coming bad weather.
18. Fast-moving clouds mean rain.
19. A clear round moon shows coming fine weather.
20. West-wind brings dry weather, but fairly cold.
21. Crows perched in close formation - sign of a storm.
22. When soot falls down the oven chimney into the hob, we are getting rain.
23. The apparent nearness of distant mountains means a storm is brewing.
24. The apparent nearness of local hills is a sign of rain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:46
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The beliefs mentioned here are common in every farmer's house in the district.
1. Birds flying low foreshadows coming rain.
2. A red sky shows a hard wind.
3. A copper-coloured sky shows we are to have a frost.
4. The East wind brings severe weather. Old people say that all sickness comes from that point; they never go about much while the East wind blows.
5. When the cat turns his back to the fire, a storm is at hand.
6. A goat seeking shelter denotes rain.
7. When birds whistle loudly, we may know that a storm is at hand.
8. Smoke ascends straight from the chimney heralds fine weather.
9. Dust on the roadway means warm weather.
10. A red hue scattered over the sky on a summer's evening means a "day for hay"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:41
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last day of February. The tradition still exists of an old cow, known as the "Bó Riabac". She had been ailing all the Winter and expected to die before the winter months finished. However, when the last day of March arrived, and she still lived, she became boastful, and she "wheeled" against the Winter. She died however on the 15th of April, and those fifteen days are still known as "the days of the Old Cow" or "the Riabac Days". Long ago the corn used be cut earlier than now, and then the geese were let out to pick amongst the stubble. This period (September) was known as the "Harvest of the Geese".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:36
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Friday used be the luckiest day to transact business in any shape or form. It used be believed that potatoes not planted before St. Patrick's Day were not worth planting atall. The same applied to onions not planted before the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:25
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In 1934 at Carnadre Creamery a terrible fire broke out in the night time about three o'clock. It happened by accident. It is said that a vast quantity of petrol was spilled near the store at the back of the Creamery. The manager whose house was a short distance from the Creamery, noticed the great light shining in on his bedroom window.
He arose quickly and spread the alarm in the neighbourhood. By the time assistance was available, the greater part of the entire building was consumed by the flames. All the useful, and most important articles were destroyed. A few articles were saved which were made of iron-ware, which the flames could not destroy. No one made any effort to save the furniture as the flames were too great and lives might be lost.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:20
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Last year I was talking to a man named John Stapleton. Our conversation drifted from one thing to another. We began to talk about gold. I asked him had he ever a dream about gold being hid in any place. He told me that he never dreamt of hidden gold. He then told me the following story.
There is a fort in the land of Feeragh. In it there is a tunnel leading to an underground chamber. The chamber is laden with gold and precious vessels of every description. It is said that there is an opening on the boundary of the fort, leading to it. Yet nobody searched for it, from that day to this.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:16
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pot of gold and it would be to be found there anytime if anyone searched for it but that they would have to dig very deep for it. This man was left back to the same spot as he was taken from. When he got there he did not know where he was so he got some person that he met on the road to leave him home. When he reached the house and got alright he told what happened and what he was told. My father was talking to him a few days after and he told him also. No one ever searched for it yet but it is really true it is there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:13
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A couple of nights ago as I was sitting by the fire in my own house reading a story book my father began telling some stories. I left down the book to listen to him because I always like listening to old stories. He told me one story and I took great interest in it because it was a very good one. I am now going to tell you it as well as I can. One sunday a man by the name of Carty was going to his own bog for a creel of turf and had a creel on his back. As he was walking along the road a blast of wind came along and lifted the creel and himself off the road. He never felt himself going until he was landed in a fort not very far from this school in the village of Kilbride. He was surrounded by a crowd of lovely men and women and in the midst was an old woman. She told him that under a piece of ground on which he stood was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:08
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tunnel and some of the old people hold that there are some valuable vessels hidden in the ruins of the old Church also.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:07
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The night before last as I was sitting beside the fire with my father and mother, I asked them to tell me if there was any golden treasures near our house, but before they had time to answer me an old man, named Eddie Dockery, happened to come in rambling. When he was a while seated I asked him if there was any gold hidden near this place and he said that there is a tunnel running underground from beside our house up to the Protestant Church. This tunnel belonged to the monks long ago. In it there is supposed to be very valuable vessels of gold and silver. One time, about ten years ago a man named Jones made an attempt to go into the tunnel, but he was not able to go very far as the air inside was very bad. It is also a common belief of the people from the place that the treasure is hidden about middle way up tunnel. There is also the ruins of an old Church situated about one hundred yards away from the old
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 22:03
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They continued digging for a couple of hours, but a terrible storm arose and the men became afraid and all went home and the treasure still remains to be found.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 21:23
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iad a fhéin agus rinne an cailín beag chuile shórt compóirteach caoí nach raibh na fir beaga ariamh roimhe sin. Bhíiodh a bricfásta réidh ag an gcailín beag dóib ar maidin agus annsin theigheadh na fir beaga ag baint óir dhóibh fhéin Sin a bhíodh siad i dheanamh ar feadh an lae. Nuair a dimthigh an cailín beag ón mbúistéir ní raibh fhios aige beo cé an chaoí a gheobfhadh sé ar ais go dtí an bhanrioghan gan croidhe an cailín a bheith aige. Bhíos aige go marbhóchad sí a bhean agus a pháiste agus é fhéin faoí nach déarna sé mar dúbhairt an
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 21:00
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Ní aithnóchadh súil dá ghrinne go raibh a leitheidh chor ar bith ann. Dimtigeadar ag siubhal agus fios acu cá rabadar ag dhul. Nuair a bhí sé deirneach casadh cúirt dhóibh nach bfaca siad a leithidh roimhe ariamh.
Ní raibh bun chleite isteach innte ná bár chleite amach innte ach aon chleite amháin [pacóige?] a bhí ag deanamh fasgadh agus dídean i na mullach. Bhí ceanabháin bhána na muinge mar tuighe innte agus snáithidí nimhe mar sgoilbh inntí. Bhí [pábáil rasúirí cruadhadh?] taobh amuigh fré chéile innti agus a mbéal fosgailte. Loinnir a bhí chun tosaigh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-22 20:52
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
fhéin ar mo ghreathuidhe i n-am
I mbun na carraige nó ar bárr an t-sléibhe
Bárd sin géim uaim, gach maidin ceóigh
Is buan mo mhallacht do'n té chuir bréag uirthí
D'ith sí an gréasaidhe is é ag lasgadh bróg

Dá bfágainn-se sgian a mb'fhearr dí faobhar,
Ach ní fhághfainn liab orra siar go tóin,
Dá gcásfaidhe an croiceann liom, is fághail leis ? gcaoradh
Díolfainn piginn é fé na luach

Aibhistín Mac Choinnigh
Coill Dá Laogh,
Átha'n Cláir,
Co Shligigh
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D'ith sí an pluid, is ba mhór an sgéal e
Doisín léinteacha, agus píosa sháil
Is ba chuma sa donas goidé dhéanfadh an méid sin
Ach ropar Shéarlais agus cóta Sheáin

A Shean Bhó Bhuathais (Mhothais), nách raibh tú saoghalach
Ach b'olc an t-íocuidhe thú i mBaile Cuan
Gur b'é do gaisge imtheacht amach fé na ríoghachtaí
Ag feitheamh ar dhaoinibh a tiocfadh cois cuain,

"Is ní Shean Bho Bhuachais (Mhothais) mé" arsan bhó is í ag géimnigh
Ach beireach spéireamhail de'n gcineál mór
D'íosfadh pota dá mbruitricéadta ann
Is dinnseóchadh sgéal ar an gceann Jew mór
Tá an oidhche dorcha, sgaip na reálta agus thoisigheas
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first Saturday of January it is counted lucky. If a person went to visit anyone in June it is counted unlucky. If they go the first Sunday in Marck it is counted lucky.
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Travelling Folk
About eigthty years ago people used to go around selling little things such as apples and pins and oranges and other little things. There was a man named Larry Dillon. He used to sell things in the houses around and then he would tell a story.
He said, "One day I was coming down by the chapel in Toomevara." " I saw a crowd of people around Father Meades grave." And this is what he said.
"I was coming down feather street
A crowd of poor pluckers I chanced to meet.
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first Saturday of January it is counted lucky. If a person went to visit anyone in June it is counted unlucky. If they go the first Sunday in March it is counted lucky.
Travelling Folk
About eigthty years ago people used to go around selling little things such as apples and pins and oranges and other little things. There was a man named Larry Dillon. He used to sell things in the houses around and then he would tell a strory.
He said, "One day I was coming down by the chapel in Toomevara." " I saw a crowd of people around Father Meades grave." And this is what he said.
"I was coming down feather street
A crowd of poor pluckers I chanced to meet.
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times no men would go to plough in it on a Monday. It was considered unlucky to work in it on a Monday. One time a man went to plough it on a Monday and the horses ran away and he broke his leg. Then no one ever worked in it on a Monday from that time. Some farmers say when they would be sowing a crop that Friday was the luckest day to do it. They say when they sow it on a Friday there would be more return out of it.
About eighty years ago people would not change into a different house only on certain days. They say that the first Monday in February is counted unlucky to go into a new house. The first Saturday in May is counted lucky. It is said if you start to build a new house on a Saturday you will never finish it. It is counted unlucky if a man started to plough the first Friday in January. If a man started to plough on the
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2020-01-22 20:42
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raiceálfar ina dhiadh sin í adeir sé.
"Go dtí shoraidh dhíot adeir Loinnir "Gabh thusa faoí na tosach agus gabhfhadh mise faoí na deiridh agus béidir go gcuirfheadh muid píosa eile í.
Chuaidh Drúcht Uaine faoí na deireadh agus Loinnir faoína taosach Chrochadar leó ar a gcorr-ghualainn í go ndeachadar i ndruim an oileán ar tangadar i dtír ann Casadh aill ansin dóib a raibh fraigh mhóir eidhir ag fás ortha Thógadar suas an [teidhbinn?] den aill agus leagadar an soitín isteach faoí an aill agus leigeadar an [teidhbean?] anuas aríst
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Éirigí ar maidin, gabh amach a bheárnaí is tabhair do lámh ó dheas do Chnoc na Sidhe
Thart thimcheall Banada nár cumartha an áit é,
'S na bailte bearnaí seo Coill Dá Laogh

Bíonn cainnt ar chapaill ann, ar bha, is ar chaoiribh
Seal de'n oidhche, cois teineadh breágh,
Is mé bheith ceangailte do dhoras na gaoithe
Nár b'olc an dlighe é, dá n-íocainn cáin.

Is a Seáin Uí Réádaí, ar chuala tú an t-iongantas,
A rinneadh thíos ag an abhainn mhóir
An t-Sean Bhó Bhuachais (Mhothais) ag teacht ón aonach
D'ith sí gréasaidhe, agus péire bróg
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People count Friday as a lucky day to begin any work such as starting to plough or starting to sow corn or potatoes and all other farm seeds. In years gone by the old people used to make it a practice to put in all their cows and horses early in November. And they would always choose Friday as a lucky day when they would be putting them out for the Winter. When they were letting them out for the Summer in the end of April they used to also county Friday as a lucky day. The people long ago used to count Monday as an unlucky day to throw out ashes.
Some people say that Saturday is always unlucky to start to plough. Friday is considered lucky to start to build a house and it is always considered lucky to change from one house to another. There is a field in Ballyknockane called "The Battle Field. In olden
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The 24th of August is counted a lucky day to take the honey away from the bees. Friday is said to be a lucky day to go into a new house. Wednesday is counted a lucky day to get married. The month of May is said to be unlucky for young chickens to come out they will never grow until May is gone. The month of June is said to be unlucky to cut weeds or thistles. The first Monday of the New Year is counted unlucky to stir earth. St Stephen's Days is said to be unlucky to work. It is said to be lucky to cut thistles in August. It is counted lucky to have thunder on "Fools Day". The 14th of January is said to be lucky if it is a fine day if it is not a fine day it will be a wet Winter. People consider Monday unlucky to throw out ashes.
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The are five forges in this parish namely:- Neddie Smyth Tawlagh his forge is situated in the village of Ballyheelan Edward Galligans forge is situated in townland of Relagh John Smyth has on situated in the townland of Muaghera. John Tyrell forge is situated in the townland of Lavagh. Joe Mc Manus has one situated in the townland of Mullaghboy. The Black Smith does all his work in the forge accept putting on shoeing on wheels of carts, and of a rainy day people do be in the forge telling stories and rhymes.
The Blacksmith lights the fire with some slack of coal he puts the slack and some old burned sinders in the fire place he then throws some lamp oil on top and then puts a match to it, he blows it then with a bellows. The Blacksmith shoes horses, asses, the forge is generally thatched. The untensils the blacksmith generally uses are the hammer, the sledge, the anvil, the tongues, the rench, the nails the tool for cutting shoes of all sizes, and the trough for holding water. I often seen a blacksmith shoeing a horse he cuts a shoe to fit the animal he puts it in the fire to redden it for to shape it wright he then cools it in the trough of water, he then fits it straight on the cloof, and then he puts it on with nails
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Seán Breathnach
Leitir Brón
Átha'n Cláir,
Co Shligigh
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Bainrioghan: A landúirín ghránnda goidé thug isteach in mo phárlús breág thú?

An Bás: Is mise an bás agus tá mé baoghalach. Béarfaidh mé liom an t-óg is an sean. An cam is an díreach, an mac ó'n mbaintrigh, agus í (-) cur taobh leis, Agus béarfaidh mé tusa liom agus buailfidh mé ar an gcloigeann thú

Bainríoghan: A bhais dhílis, goidé rud a chuirfeas tú tharm san oidhche.

An Bás : An rud a cuir (-) tú rómhat feicfidh tú é, ach an rud fhágfas tú in do dhiaidh ní fheicfir a choidhche é.
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spin. When the children used to have the top paired they would go to the smith to get a spike in them. They make drills on the flat end of the top to put the cord in it. A great many children make bugles out of pieces of sticks. They get lots of elder sticks and make holes in them and they blow into them. They make those things at Christmas.
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There are four Forges in this district. There is one in Relagh owned by Edward Galligan one in Mullaghboy owned by Joe Mc Manus one in Ballyheelan Owned by Edward Smith one in Maughan owned by John Smith. Joe Mc Manus shoes horses and donkeys and shoes wheels. He makes spades shovels ploughs and harrows. The tools he has for working are the hammer the tongs the anvil the sledge the rench and a trough of water which he can cool the iron. The things he shoes in the open air are cart wheels near a stream where he can cool the iron. The bellows is made of leather and wood. It is used for blowing the fire. The bellows was not made locally. There is one fire place in the Forge.
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the toys out of the shops. They used to make them at home. They used to make doll's out of tin and bits of sticks and they would put marbles for the dolls eyes. They used to make lamps out of mangolds. They would cut eyes in a mangold and a mouth and a nose. They would put a bit of a candle in side in the mangold. They would make little cars out of elder and little ash sticks. They used to make little traps for catching birds they used to make them out of elder sticks. When they would catch birds they would sell them to other people for three pence each.
Children used to make spinning tops long ago some children make them yet. You would get a bit of timber and cut about three inches off the top. It would be about five inches long. The timber is pointed at the top and it is flat at the other side. There is a nail in the middle of the timber to make it
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In olden times there was a man in Moneygall. His name was Mr. Kennedy. He used to make all kinds of toys. He used to make little guns called pop guns. He used to make them out of timber. He used to get elder sticks and take out the middle out of them. He used to burn out the middle of them with a red bar. He used to make little bullets with wool and make a ramrod with timber to fire the bullets. He used also make spinning tops with timber. The boys would have to take them to a blacksmith to get iron spikes put in them. They had to get three pieces of twine and plat them into a cord to spin the tops. He used to make little toy barrows too.
About a hundred years ago the people would not buy
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sé ceann eile ina béal de. Nuair a cheap sé go raibh sé i bfoisgeacht fad an chábla don talamh rith sé ó dheireadh an tsoithín go deacha sé go dtí an tosach. Deirig sé de léim as sin agus chuaidh sé píosa maith suas ar an talamh tirm lé raibh de shiubhal ag teacht aig an soithín leis an tarraingt a bhain sé aiste. [Thriomuigh?] sé an stiur suas ar an dúirling.
Tá sí ceart go leór againn anois adeir Drúcht Uaine ach má thagann gaoth ós a cionn gan taoille [mheadú?]
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sa gcránn agus isg gearr a bhí sé ann nuair a dfuaigair sé talamh Bhíodar ag déanam ar an talamh go rabhadar ag tigheacht i bfoisgeacht cúpla míle dhó. "Is mór a d'airigh muid an méid a deirigh dhúinn adeir Drúcht Uaine "Tuige sinn" adeir Loinnir "Nach ndearna curachaín snámha a thiubhradh i dtír muid agus dfeadfhadh muid an soithín a fhágal ar {róid?] ancoire."
""Sgaoil isteach í" adeir Loinnir "Fad is ghabhfhad sí teigheadh sí"
Bhí cúinne de chábla nua leagtha ar deic acu innte "sgaoil Loinnir an cábla agus cheangal
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Déirigh sí ina trí tonna [tuilbhearbhadh?] agus na [hárdlaigh cioc?] ionnta
Bhí lúb ar na heasconní ag dul i n-asgallaí a chéile gur chaiteadar lá agus blian ag seóladh na fairrge gan talamh gan tráigh gan long ná bád a fheiceál.
"A dhreatháir" adeir Drúcht Uaine, "ní fheicfimid aon talamh go bráthach"
"Feicfimid adeir Loinnir Bhí mise ag brionglóidídh aréir go mbeadh muid i namhrac talamh ag a do-dhéag indiú agus teirig thusa sa gcránn agus bféidir go bfeicfeá-sa é"
Chuaid Drúcht Uaine sa
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Chuala ón a seana mhuintir.
Chuala cuid den meid seo ón a sheanathair -
Curley O'Donovan "Báid". Cailleadh eisean tuairim na bliana 1888 nú go gairid in a dhiaid sin, agus nócha slán aige

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The people tilled a lot in the old times - say 120 years ago. Until the failure came on the potatoes they were well off enough. Then grew a lot of wheat and corn, and there was good money to be got in these. There was a man from DERRYRUA who sold wheat in Bandon one time, and so pleased was he at the money he made that he made a a song about it. Part of it ran:-
"Trí púnt ar an mála agus ocht mála san acra -
Táim-se im codladh agus ná dúisigh mé!

(He was one of the Brian Mangáins)
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in the middle of the floor. There used be one leg in the middle of the table and it used be hung up against the wall when not in use.
People never ate bread only at Christmas when they used to have brown bread.
Everyone used eat as many eggs as they could on Easter Sunday. Pancakes were made on Shrove Tuesday night.
People used not eat their múirneán[?] until about seven o'clock on Christmas day.
Basins were used before cups became common and tin cans were used before basins.
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Long ago people ate three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper. They used to eat their breakfast at about eight o'clock, dinner at two and supper at ten or eleven o'clock. People used to get up at six and go out in the fields working until breakfast. Potatoes with thick milk people used to eat for their breakfast.
Sometimes people used to eat potatoes and milk for their dinner but mostly stirabout. Long ago an attorney asked a man how to make stirabout and the man said,
"A pot on the fire and water in that,
Salt after water and meal after that,
Annsan ar an bpláta is bláthach ar sin,
Attorney, a laoi, cad é an sórt biadh é sin."
Sometimes people ate gráinseachán between their meals. That was made by putting wheat into a bastible and leaving it on the fire until the shell would crack. Then it would be taken out and sugar and new milk put on it and eaten.
People used to sit around the table
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thing rolled up in a sop,
And after three weeks it got up and walked home.
Answer:- An Egg.
As I went down the road the other night,
I saw three soldiers standing,
I took off their hats and I sucked their blood,
And I left their bodies standing.
Answer:- Three bottles of porter.
Four bottles of milk rolling down the hill,
Without any corks on them and they will not spill.
Answer:- The cows four paps[?]
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As I went down the road the other night,
I met the tinker and his wife, the pedlar and his daughter,
I had four apples and I gave one to each and I had one myself,
How could that be
Answer:- The tinker's wife was the pedlar's daughter.
As I was going to the fair of St. Ives,
I met nine tinkers and their wives
Each tinker had a bag, and in each bag there was a cat, and in each cat there was a kitten,
Men, cats, kittens and wives,
How many were going to the fair of Saint Ives.
Answer:- Myself.
As I went up the road I met a
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brought it home and hung it over the door, you would have good luck.
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The first one the cat would look at after washing his face is to die soon after.
If you broke a looking glass you wouldn't have any luck for seven years after.
If you lost your wedding ring you would die in seven years after.
If you saw a sop hanging from a hen's tail it is the sign of a funeral.
If you spilt water putting it into a kettle it is a sign that you would have an untidy husband.
"Find a pin and pick it up,
All that day you'll have good luck.
Find a pin and pass it by,
You'll need a pin before you'll die."
If you hear a cock crowing late in the evening it is a sign that someone is dying.
If a spoon falls from the table it is a sign of a lady visitor.
If you saw two hens fighting it is a sign that someone would come to the house.
If you found a heel of a shoe losing and if you
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Tá talamh réasúnta maith i nGleann. Níl mórán crainn ag fás ins an áit anois mar tá siad go léir gearrtha. Bhí go leor crainnte ag fás ar na sléibhthe fadó freisin.
Tá abha amháin i mo cheanntar. Abha Ana Mhuchloch a thugtar air. Tá Loch Coirib taobh liom. Tá go leor sgéalta i dtaobh na h-oileáin atá ar an loch. Sé Inis an Ghall an oileán is mó atá ar Loch Coirib.
Tá abha eile agus sé t-ainm atá air ná abhainn na Rátha. Tá cnuic in aice leis an abhainn agus deirtear go raibh Dún ag an Danair ann fadó. Sin é an fáth gur baishteadh an t-ainm sin ar an abhainn.
Tá crann mór in mo bhaile agus tugtar crann na dtaibhsí air. Deirtear go raibh mada le feiceáil annsin fadó agus slabhraí air. Tá abha beag ag rith i n-aice leis an gcrann agus deirtear nach bhfuil aon spiorad i n-ann dul thar abhainn. Deireann na sean-daoine gurb shin é an fáth go bhfuil na sigheógaí annsin.
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Also the thrush is in each bush in lovely Edmondstown.
(5)
When you draw near it's east frontier,
view Mister Brennan's hall
The great and wise it does surprise, it's
lofty granite walls;
If king or queen this structure seen, they'd
call forth throne and crown
And dwell for sport in Brennan's court
in lovely Edmondstown.
(6)
I'll make an end and stop my pen, I
can't range through it's ways.
There isn't one since Moore is gone that
could this place half praise;
I sorely grieve that he don't live, for
with laurels he would crown
And spread the fame in golden theme of
lovely Edmondstown.
Seán Kelly, Cardistown, Ardee from the narration of Mrs Callan, do., do. (See P.1)
Brennan's Court, now owned by James Brady, who married Miss Brennan, is a public-house on the Ardee-Carrickmacross road. The title and the "granite walls" are poetic imagery.
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Also the thrush is in each bush in lovely Edmondstown.
(5)
When you draw near it's east frontier,
view Mister Brennan's hall
The great and wise it does surprise, it's
lofty granite walls;
If king or queen this structure seen, they'd
call forth throne and crown
And dwell for sport in Brennan's court
in lovely Edmondstown.
(6)
I'll make an end and stop my pen, I
can't range through it's ways.
There isn't one since Moore is gone that
could this place half praise;
I sorely grieve that he don't live, for
with laurels he would crown
And spread the fame in golden theme of
lovely Edmondstown.
Seán Kelly, Cardistown, Ardee from the narration of Mrs Callan, do., do. (See P.1)
Brennan's Court, now owned by James Brady, who married Miss Brennan, is a public-house on the Ardee-Carrickmacross road. The title and the "granite walls" are poetic imagery-
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2020-01-22 16:40
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Tá mé in mo chómnuidhe i nGort a'Bhalla. Tá an sráid bhaile seo i nGleann, i bparóiste Chill Chuimín, agus i mbarúntacht Magh Uillinn. Tá deich tighthe sa bhaile anois agus bhí trí déag ann fadó. Tighthe cinn slinne atá ionnta go léir anois ach teach amháin.
Tá go leor fallaí nó ballaí árda ins an mbaile agus sin é an fáth gur baisteadh an t-ainm sin, Gort a' Bhalla ar an áit. Tá trúir sean daoine i mo bhaile ós cionn seachtmhoghadh bliain. Tá siad in ann an Gaedhealg a labhairt go líomhtha, agus tá siad in ann sgéalta breagacha a innseacht i nGaedhilg.
Níl ach sean cabhlach tighe i mo bhaile. Tá a lán sean cabhlach tighe ins na sléibhte in aice mo áit. Nuair nach raibh na daoine bochta i n-ann an cíos d'íoc cuireadh as a sealbh iad agus chuadar suas ins na sléibhte.
Théigheadh a lán daoine go h-Americá fadó as an áit seo ach ní théigheann ach corr duine anois.
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For this grand pay write splendid lays
on lovely Edmondstown
(II)
In pleasant Louth, for which it's proud, this
fertile spot does stand;
It's nature's care and art's repair with it's ingenious hand:
Their allied skill wrought with goodwill
does decorate it round-
In earth's wide space there's no such
place as lovely Edmondstown.
(3)
When the chill clime of wintertime lays
fields and forests bare
And drifting snow from the north blows
with a fierce atmosphere
Those piercing chills ne'er touch it's
hills, for Sol it still beams down
And sheds it's rays in golden waves on
lovely Edmondstown.
(4)
If you call here this time of year you'll
find all things in bloom.
The rose and tree you here can see
the same as lovely June,
The busy bee hums merrily with
joybells ringing round,
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Gléasadh Babóg Mór:-
Chuaidh fear an tighe thart timcheall an tighe leis an mbabóig seó - an Brighidheóg. Tháinic sé go dtí an doras cúl agus dubhairt sé:-
"Gabhaigidh ar bhur nglúnaí, osgluigidh bhur súilí agus leigidh Brighid isteach"
Tigeann sé leí go dtí an doras eile agus deir gach uile dhuine ins an teach:-
"Sé bheatha, sé bheatha, sé bheatha a Brighid".
Nuair a bhíonn's an suipéar ithte deanann fear an tighe trí croisíní - dhá ceann bheaga agus ceann mhór . Ceangluigheann sé cipíní ádhmaid dá chéile agus figheann sé cothan orra. Cuireann sé annsoin iad os cionn na leabhthan ar rataí an tighe agus bíonn siad annsoin go lá'l Bríghidhe aríst.

Brat Bhrighde
Cuirtear amach piosa flainnín deirg os cionn an dorais ar feadh na hoidhche. Tugtar isteach ar maidin é agus is seo é an brat Bhrighide. Cuirtear an brat Bhrighide ar dhuine ar bith a bhíonns tinn ar feadh na bliadhna agus deirtear go bhfuil leigheas ann.
Bhí gasúr tinn i dteach annseo. Bhítheas ag téigheadh bainne dó. Doírteadh cuid de'n bhainne go mhí-hapamhail. "Tá an leigheas deanta", arsa sean-fhear a bhí i láthair.
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2020-01-22 16:25
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The most noted of our local poets was William Joseph Filgate, self-styled Simple Songster, but generally called Willie Joe. He was reared and lived with a cousin in Reaghstown bog, between Alec Martin's and James McArt's present abodes. Mrs Callan does not know the exact date of his death but believes he is dead about seventy years and that he looked, to her, about seventy years old.
He wrote several songs, the most noteworthy being "Lovely Edmondstown", "The Doting Old Jerry", "The Race of Ardee", "The Dandy Fancy Jacket, O", "Jane of Annaskea", "Where dwells my Mary Dear", and "My Branny, Smiling Annie". The following is a specimen of his work:-
Lovely Edmondstown.
Each bard and sage! move on the stage
that grand genius reveals,
Set steam and fame up to your theme to
cause harmonious peals;
So wield your quill, large volumes
fill, your fee shall be renown:
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2020-01-22 16:17
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the hands and then with sticks, stones and anything they could get into their hands. In the end Anderson, who had a basket of delph broke all the pieces pegging them at the O'Briens. They kept on fighting until they were nearly sober, but Anderson did not succeed in putting out O'Brien.
Next day they were friends again and they all went to Ardee and got drunk again and fought again the next night. They continued that for a few days until in the end the police came and sent the O'Briens away.
Janie Murphy, Corstown, Drumconrath.
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2020-01-22 16:12
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Twenty or more years ago there was a family of gypsies, called Anderson, who used to frequent the district. One night the Andersons and another family, whose head was "Neilly O'Brien, came home from the races of Mullacurry. They were all camped in the fort about a quarter of a mile from our residence. The men were drunk and Anderson wanted to put O'Briens out of the fort. They began to fight and then the women joined in. They fought first with
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2020-01-22 15:58
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wealthy travellers. They come twice a year and remain for a week. They have a lot of horses and they sell some of them to make a living for themselves. They make mats and little tables and many other articles. They do not beg food, but they come for a drop of milk.
Alice Halpenny, Stormanstown, Ardee.
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2020-01-22 15:56
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Rooneys and Teelings are the best known around here. Teelings come on the evening before fairs and races. They drive to them in vans drawn by a pony. Sometimes they get very drunk before coming back and start fighting with other travellers and often get badly cut.
Rooneys are more
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2020-01-22 15:55
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Rooneys and Teelings are the best known around here. Teelings come on the evening before fairs and races. They drive to them in vans drawb by a pony. Sometimes they get very drunk before coming back and start fighting with other travellers and often get badly cut.
Rooneys are more
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2020-01-22 15:53
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In former times a tramp named Thornton, who used to visit this district, made the following poem,-
One harvest day I truly say
Two women stout and strong,
To illuminate each other's fate,
Let loose their slanderous tongue,
Nancy the Bread she was in dread,
Her spirits they were down,
But still she drew the precious blood
From noble Kitty Brown
Bridie Kierney, Roseybrook, Ardee.
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2020-01-22 15:52
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In former times a tramp named Thornton, who used to visit this district, made the following poem,-
One harvest day I truly say
Two women stout and strong,
To illuminate each other's fate,
Let loose their slanderous tongue,
Nancy the Bread she was in dread,
Her spirits they were down,
But still she drew the previous blood
From noble Kitty Brown
Bridie Kierney, Roseybrook, Ardee.
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2020-01-22 15:48
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The best known of the "Travelling Folk" who visit my district are "Juicy" Molloy, Keating, McCann, Jack Loughran and the Mooneys.
A poor man named Tom Funt, who used to go round long ago, used to tell some stories. This is a story which he used to tell. He had a cow and had no field for grazing for her. The Protestant clergyman who was in Charlestown told him that he would give him the grazing for the cow if he would go to church and the poor man said he would go. He used to go to Mass first and then to Church, he said to the man. "Why is it that you go to Mass and then to Church"? The man answered, "I go to Mass for the good of my soul and I go to Church for the grass of my cow".
John Kearney, Roseybrook, Ardee.
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2020-01-22 15:38
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"Juicy" generally visits before the local "patron day" and fair day.
"Juicy" tells us when the schools inspector visited Drumconrath.
Seán Kelly, Cardistown, Ardee.
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2020-01-22 15:34
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ago a red - headed tramp visited my grandfather's house. In a few days later the same tramp vusited the house again. "Musha! sure you're the fellow that visited this house a few days ago", says my grandfather. "Ah! says the tramp, wait till I catch Charlie Mitchell sayin' he's me"!
A few days later a woman tramp came to the door and says, "Callan, I want my money". My grandfather says, "I owe you no money". She said, "You owe me six times five hundred pounds". Then she says, "Come up here, bankman from Carrick! How much does this man owe me"? She then turned aside and said, as if the bankman spoke, "Six times five hundred pounds". Then she said "Now Callan, what have you to say to that"? Then grandfather said, to get her away quietly, "I'll pay the next day you'll come". She said, "All right, then", and went away.
James Molloy whom people call "Juicy" for a nickname, is the best known tramp.
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2020-01-22 15:22
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and butter or "anything left after the dinner".
Solitary tramps, while in pursuit of their calling, always travel on foot; but when moving from one district to another they simetimes go by bus. A pair of tramps may go on foot, or, especially if they are man and wife, have a donkey and cart. A family of tramps is almost sure to have a donkey and cart while a band of them may have a caravan, which is drawn by decrepit horses and ponies, or a convoy of donkeys and carts. Such a band usually encamps on a quiet roadside and remains for some days while it's members visit the houses of the surrounding district. Each of the band in turn visits a house in which one of their members is well received.
My grandmother has some amusing stories about tramps. One time about thirty years
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2020-01-22 15:11
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"Poor people", as they are called here, visit the district occasionally but not in such numbers as formerly. Most of them seem to be very poor, but some do not deserve the charity they get, because they buy drink for the money they collect.
Most of them carry on plain begging but a few sell small articles, such as, combs, safety pins, laces and studs. The local housewives sometimes buy these small articles to help them along and at other times give them an alms. Where they get their supplies is a trade secret among them. Generally speaking, they are not welcome visitors.
They pass through the district as quickly as possible and usually spend the night in Ardee in a cheap lodging. In Summer they "doss" out.
They prefer money to any other kind of alms, but when they have got this their wants seem really to begin. They ask for old boots, clothes, a shirt or a pair of stockings, a bit of grease, a drop of milk, a cut of bread
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2020-01-22 15:10
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"Poor people", as they are called here, visit the district occasionally but not in such numbers as formerly. Most of them seem to be very poor, but some do not deserve the charity they get, because they buy drink for the money they collect.
Most of them carry on plain begging but a few sell small articles, such as, combs, safety pins, laces and studs. The local housewives sometimes buy these small articles to help them along and at other times give them an alms. Where they get their supplies is a trade secret among them. Generally speaking, they are not welcome visitors.
They pass through the district as quickly as possible and usually spend the night in Ardee in a cheap lodging. In Summer they "doss" out.
They prefer monty to any other kind of alms, but when they have got this their wants seem really to begin. They ask for old boots, clothes, a shirt or a pair of stockings, a bit of grease, a drop of milk, a cut of bread
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2020-01-22 15:08
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Frank Martin, Corcreaghy, a Blacksmith could make nails with nail rods, and also could make spades, gates and ploughs.
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2020-01-22 15:01
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James Thornton "Sliabh," Co. Louth, is famous as a gate maker, in this locality, his work is always much admired.
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2020-01-22 14:56
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James Hoey, Treagh, Hackballscross, Co. Louth, is a good thatcher. He is said to have thatched, two houses completely, also in one day.
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Patrick Mc Hugh, Carrickakelly, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, can thatch two roofs completely in one day.
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2020-01-22 14:51
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There are two holy wells in the parish one in Ballycannon and one in Cratloe. People do not make rounds at Saint Sennan's well now. This well is in Ballycannon. It was changed to the other side of the road, because of some one cutting down a tree that grew beside it. People left scapulars and rags there. People get water out of it still. We do not know if people were cured there. There is a tree growing over it still. It is not looked after now and it is difficult to get at. Rounds are still done at Saint John the Baptist's well in Cratloe on 24th June.
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2020-01-22 14:49
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Michael Meegan, Magoney, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, can make one plough every day.
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2020-01-22 14:47
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was a very tall man in Coonagh long ago and there is a field called the Giants field ever since.
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James Finn, Drumboat, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, is a good maker of wheels.
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2020-01-22 14:46
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Biddy Early, the old hag of the bottle as she is called lived in Clare. She was a witch and lived in a tiny bothan. People went to her to get cures of disease. She was a kind of witch and worked charms. She was able to cure terrible diseases by such things as fasting spits and the clay of the earthen floor. One time the lads of the place who did not fear her, were teasing her. On their way home each of them was stuck to the ground. The neighbours went to Biddy to cure them. She did but not one of those lads laughed again. One time an attempt to steal the bottle was made. The man got into the little hut but his feet fastened to the ground and he could not come out. When Biddy arrived she laughed at him but it was a curse she spoke and he never did a day's good after. There
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2020-01-22 14:45
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Mrs Hawes, Ardee. Mrs Hamill, Annie Carroll, and Patrick McKenna.
In my home district, houses were far more numerous in former times. There are many in ruins here in Tullakeel. A great number of people emigrated to America and Australia.
The land in general is hilly and some is boggy, but there is some very good land. There is a fine wood which covers about three acres. It is called Tullakeel wood. Seán the Rambler in his Poetry referred to the townland as "Wooded Tullakeel".
There is a splendid Fox Covert here where the Louth Hounds hunt during the winter months. It provides great sport for the people around. There is a song, too, about this hunt, of which I know only a few lines as follows,-
"The redcoats they were glancing
The nimble steeds were prancing
When Reynard was advancing
For sporting Tullakeel".
There is a cave or tunnel in the townland which runs to the
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2020-01-22 14:45
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Some time ago there lived a man named Peter Maguire of Miskish, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. He could make barrels, and he could also make churns.
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2020-01-22 14:42
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In the year nineteen hundred and twenty - one there lived a man named John Fitzpatrick of Ballyrush, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. He was known as a good candle - maker. He used to make them from rushes. He would pull the rushes from the root and take a bit of the skin off them. He then would grease them with resin, and they would for about ten minutes.
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2020-01-22 14:40
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When he was about to cross the stream a strange figure approached him and said to him "Bring back the gold you took and leave it in the same place. From that day on the man was always poor and he never had the price of is supper.
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2020-01-22 14:38
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Gold is not to be found in this parish. It is said that gold was found in a field about three miles from our house. The field is called 'Gort an leabhair' as it was a great place for taking oaths long ago. It is said that a certain soldier stole money and hid it in this field. He was taken to court and found guilty. He took a false oath by saying that he did not take the money. Some time after this a man in the neighbourhood had a dream which he believed would come true. He dreamt that the gold was hidden under a big stone in the field and he made up his mind that he would dig for it. Finally he dug for it and after going down for some distance he came upon a great box ot gold and he was filled with joy. Some time after this he went to visit friends and he remained there until eleven o'clock in the night. On his way home he had to cross a small stream near the field and as the place was supposed to be haunted the man grew nervous.
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2020-01-22 14:36
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The name of my townland is Tullakeel.
There are sixteen families and thirty people in it. The family name most common is "Hawes", because they are living a long time there.
Most of the houses are thatched.
Tullakeel got it's name from a church and a plantation there.
The people over seventy are
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2020-01-22 14:35
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profit. Some shopkeepers have a special table and a kind of wooden block to roll the butter when salting.
The milk that is left over after Churning is called buttermilk and it is a very healthy and nutritious drink.
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2020-01-22 14:33
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There is a cover on this hole fitted with a rubber washer. There is another hole to leave out the gas. The handle for twisting is at one end and at the other end there is a glass so that you could look in to the barrel when necessary.
When the butter was made they made it up together with special pieces of timber called "butter spades". When the butter is rolled together it is covered with a clean white cloth. It is put in to boxes called "firkins" but at present it is put into "keelers". These "keelers" are wooden tubs about 6 inches deep.
When it is made up like that they sell it to the shopkeeper. Then the shopkeeper sells it to the townspeople at a
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2020-01-22 14:32
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About thirty years ago there lived a man named Michael Meegan of Drummond, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. He was known as a famous old thatcher. He used to thatch for all neighbours arond. The work he would do, would last for many years afterwards.
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2020-01-22 14:32
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Gold isvery scarce now. Long ago it was plentiful. Nine and a half sovereigns were found in Redgate by a man who was digging his garden. A chalice made of gold was found in Sullivan's garden. The priest told the man who found it to put it back. The man buried the chalice again as the priest told him that he would have no luck if he did not do so. The story of the buried chalice got round and several people tried to get the chalice. Though the garden was dug again and again it was never seen though two gold coins were found there. A gold chisel was found in Pass a few years ago by Patrick Kennedy who was then working for Tom O'Brien Kelly.
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2020-01-22 14:29
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I
Last night as I was reading
A schoolboy came along
And for an hour tormented me
Until I made this song
And though my wits were scattered.
And so bothered was my head
I could think of what to say
So he mentioned last years shed.
II
This shed is now a subject
Which I think is rather old
Even though its serves it's purpose.
As a shelter against the
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2020-01-22 14:27
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ators were even heard of, it is how the people "set" the milk. They had big shallow pans of earthenware and sometimes tin. They put the milk in to these pans and left it so for about twenty four hours. In this way all the cream came to the top of the pans. Then they get a kind of timber plate called a "skimmer". Then they used churn the cream into butter.
The cream was churned in a vessel called a churn. The churn is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. There was another kind of churn fitted on a stand. This stand is about 3 feet high. At each end of the barrel there was a bar of Iron, so as to rest the barrel on. There is one large opening in the barrel to put in the cream and take out the butter.
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2020-01-22 14:25
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sell
His life might be much brighter
And his bank account might swell.
IV
And now to finish up my rhyme
I sincerely hope and pray
That our troubles soon may vanish
And the devil soon may banish
The critics and their nonsense
In old Ireland of to day.
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2020-01-22 14:24
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Hugh Reilly, Gorteen, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was famed as a candle maker. He used to make them from tallow, resin, and rushes. He could make very good ones.
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2020-01-22 14:24
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were terrified as they listened to the fairy music. They put on their coats and then the fairy music ceased. This music is sometimes heard in the glen on moonlight nights.
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2020-01-22 14:23
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grand
That point out all advantages
Of living on the land
The tell the farmer he's Ok
Be the weather wet or fine
But these speeches come from people
Who are not in the farming line.
III
Now if all these well paid people
Would keep their cheap advice
and try and help the farmer
To secure a better price
For his butter and his bacon
and all things he has to
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2020-01-22 14:23
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In olden times a lot of people seached for gold in Glenagross. The people knew for certain that there was gold hidden there. One day they went to the fort where the gold was hidden and they blew up with dynamite a tree that was growing in the fort. Then they got shovels and spades and they dug a deep hole in the ground and it is said that according as they were making the hole deeper the gold was sinking more and more into the ground. At length the day became very hot and sweat was pouring out through the pores of the men so they threw off their coats. Immediately a sidhe gaoithe rose and took their coats up into the clouds. At once they became afraid and they knew they had done a wrong act so they went immediately and covered the hole. The tree was growing there exactly as before and their coats were left in the same place but they were drenched with dew. As they drew nearer they heard strange singing. They
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2020-01-22 14:19
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James Salmon, of Donaghmoyne, Co. Monaghan, was a great nail - maker. He could also make gates, and ploughs.
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2020-01-22 14:18
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I
I rise at six each morning
And I work hard through the day
My time is spent at farming
A job that does not pay
With the cost of living now so high
And my income very low
To make ends meet
I must keep going
In frost and rain and snow.
II
I read on each days paper
Some speeches that are
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2020-01-22 14:17
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Long ago the people made their own butter. But now there are a great many Creameries in the country, so that all the people take their milk to them. In the creameries they make butter and in some cases cheese. There are very few creameries in this part of the country making cheese. But in North Cork there is a big Creamery which sends cheese all over the country.
Not very long ago there were no Creameries in the country and the people had separators. They separated the milk immediately when brought from the Cow. They Churned the cream into butter twice a week usually.
But before these sep-
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2020-01-22 14:16
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And I felt as proud as Thomas Moore]
Who was the national poet.
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I composed a verse so nice
I knew I'd have no trouble
In bringing off the prize.
III
I handed up my rhyme next day
and the master read it through
Next morning from his pocket
a white half crown he drew.
Iv
"You're worthy of the prize he said
As he handed me the coin
"The others are not bad I know
But your's is simply fine"
V
I hurried home that evening
With the money in my coat
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2020-01-22 14:12
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out the money to the men with his tickets. The animals are sent off by train but some buyers send them in a lorry.
The big fair is held once a year on the 25th of September. It is held in honour of St. Finbarr the patron saint of Drimoleague. On that day buyers would come from afar off. A special holiday is given to the school children of the parish on that day.
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2020-01-22 14:10
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I
There came to the beach a poor beggar from Erin.
Every hair on his head was as round as a quill.
His eye balls were asking
His temples were quaking
And he smashed his clay
pipe at the butt of the hill.
II
What will I do said the heart broken stranger
As he gazed at his last bit of weed gone for naught.
That pipe was a treasure.
And a smoke is a pleasure
No matter how dearly tobacco is bought.
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2020-01-22 14:08
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I
My name is John Moloney
I'm now fourteen years old
I'm quiet a nice young fellow
Though some people think I'm bold
As I walk to school each morning
I feel so gay and free.
A brighter looking pupil you need not wish to see.
II
For half an hour each morning.
We play the national game.
My pals at school must all admit
Im a terror at that same.
Then the master will remind us.
There a time for work and play,
So we march into the school room
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2020-01-22 14:07
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the suit to his fit.
Long ago people used to make their own cloth called frieze. The tailor would call to the house and make the suit. He would be fed and put up by the people while he was engaged in the work. Then he would travel to another house and so on.
The following are the implements used by a tailor:- A sewing machine, an iron, a lap board, a scissors, a thimble, a needle and thread, rulers of different kinds and cosmic chalk of different colours.
A sewing machine is the dearest and most useful thing he has. If he should make a suit without a machine it would take him a very long time. An iron is used by him for pressing clothes and a lap board is a thing
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2020-01-22 14:05
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where we study hard all day
III
In the evening I return home
With my younger brother Mike.
Who doesnt always walk to school
As he often takes his bike,
The day's work now being over
I'm ready for the doss.
Where I dream of all the fights I had
In that school near Loughtane cross.
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2020-01-22 14:04
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There are three tailors in this district One in the village and two others live in the country south of the village around Bredagh. James J. Grace is the name of the village tailor and Timothy Hourihane and Timmy Hennessy are the country tailors.
The village tailor works in a rented house in Main St. Drimoleague. He is a ladies' and Gents' tailor. He is a first class tailor and cutter. He makes very good suits, coats, and overcoats. The other tailors have their own homes to work in and are continually employed.
Cloth is not stocked by tailors of this district. A person must buy the material in drapery shop & carry it to a tailor. The tailor takes the measure of the person and makes
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2020-01-22 14:02
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I
One morning not so long ago
The master asked the boys
To try and make a verse or two
To which he'd give a prize
II
That evening on returning home
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2020-01-22 14:01
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The tinkers get long thick sticks and a square piece of board. Then they nail the board to the sticks in the shape of a table. Then they have to shape the rods and bend them. Then they nail tarpaulins on the board and sell them to the people. They make wicker-work baskets with sally rods. The tinkers can make them very quickly because they are used to it.
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some air. After a time the butter will be made as well as if made in a real churn.
It is hard to make butter in the hot weather and it must be made early in the morning or in the cool of the evening. Buttermilk is left over after making the butter and it is a very healthy drink but it is often weak when water must be added to make the butter. If a person comes in to a person comes into a house while butter is being made somepeople could not leave him out until he helps to make it. The say he would take their luck away.
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2020-01-22 13:58
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Mr, Michael Wilmot Drominboy Ahane
Mr, Michael Noonan Mt. Shannon
Mr, Dick Malley Killeenagariff Ahane
Mr. (Dick) James Power Coolbredeen Murroe
Mr, James Doyle Murroe
Mr, John OKeefe Rivers
Mr, Simon Leahy Nurroe.
Mr, Dan Ryan Annagh Murroe,
Mr, John Ryan Annagh Murroe.
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2020-01-22 13:57
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and rod were fixed next and everything was ready for the churning. A portion of the handle was over the cover and by working this up and down the disc beats against the cream which goes through the holes and after a time the butter was made. The barrel churn is fixed on a frame and is capable of being turned around and in this manner the butter is made. The following is a special way to make some butter if a person is in a hurry:- First get a sweet gallon and put the cream into it. The place a clean cloth over it and put on the cover. The cloth will make the cover tight fitting. The person then sits on a chair and put the cushion on his or her lap. The gallon is caught on top and bottom and hit against the cushion. The cover can be opened now again to leave out the gas and leave in
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2020-01-22 13:55
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The most harmful weeds in our district are the dock leaf robin run the hedge spearment cumfree chicken weed.
All these weeds are harmful because they impoverish the soil. More of them spread rapidly and it is very hard to banish them.
The weed that grows in poor land is the preshock and the splonk, rushes and the ghosedáne and the thistle grow in good land or rich land.
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2020-01-22 13:52
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cream. A short time before that a hand separator could not be got and the farmer had to set the milk in big earthenware pans. It was left in the pans for 24 hours, then it was skimmed and the cream was put aside.
There were several ways for churning such as, with a barrel churn & with an upright one. The upright churn was somewhat the same same as the present day iron churn in which the farmer carries the milk to the creamery. It was covered by a wooden plate which could be turned around on top of the churn. In the middle of the cover a circular hole was made and a handle was run through the hole to the bottom of the churn. The handle was fixed into a perforated wooden disc inside. The cream was placed inside, the cover
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2020-01-22 13:51
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Long, long ago there lived a good man named Columba, who had a room of his own in a friend's house. He was always busy and liked making books - picture books. What lovely pictures he could paint. When a book was finished, he called to the children "Come, see my pictures", and they all gathered round his knees while he told them the stories he had written. The paintings were so beautiful that the children would say, "An angel has helped him to make and paint those pictures.
One day Columba was sitting in his own little room painting a book, when a little robin redbreast hopped on to the window-ledge beside him. "Will you sing me a song, birdie? "said Columba. And the robin began to sing. This is what
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2020-01-22 13:47
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Nowadays churning is not carried out extensively. The farmers carry their milk to the creameries. There it is separated and the butter fat is kept and the milk is given to the owner again. This milk is only good as a drink for pigs and calves. The farmer's wife buys the butter in the market for the family.
A short time ago creameries were scarce and the farmer made his own butter. He had a hand separator in his house. The milk was separated immediately after the milking while it was hot. This was done in the morning and evening and the cream was put into special vessels which were put in a cool place. He used to churn about twice a week according to the amount of
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2020-01-22 13:45
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Columba thought he said,
"Holy, Holy, Holy,
A wee brown bird am I,
But my breast is ruddy.
Because I saw Christ die.
And then the robin hopped in to Columba's shoulder to ask for crumbs.
"The birds can sing songs of praise to God as well as we can", said Columba to his friends. "Let us have a service here for all the birds." So he called all the birds of the earth and air. Perhaps the children came too. Columba began to sing with his beautiful sweet voice one of his hymns of praise to God, and all the birds joined in with their own songs - all the birds big and little praised God too. Then Columba blessed them and they flew away saying together "Peace, Peace, Peace, in the name of Jesus peace. Was that a good story, and if it is I'll
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2020-01-22 13:40
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tell you another next week till then "Good bye".
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2020-01-22 13:39
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There was a man coming from a wake one night, and there was no one with him, when he came to a crossroad, where there was a bush and it was called the fairy bush he saw an old woman dressed in white, sitting under the bush, and she was crying, he said ""Good night" she did not answer him, he said he got a little frightened but passed, as he knew it was a haunted bush, His house was a few yards from the crossroad, which would taken him about ten minutes to go to his house, but instead he was all night wandering along the road, and at day light in morning he found
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2020-01-22 13:35
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to make the sign of the cross with his tongue and the dog disappeared, so he came home, and fell in a feint, he said, "By hell I never went card playing after that."
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2020-01-22 13:34
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An old man from the village, told me a story, he said when he was young he was very fond of card playing, and would stay until all hours of the night in a neighbour's house playing cards, and he said he was never afraid of any kind of a ghost.
This night he was made afraid anyhow, as he was coming along a lonely part of the road, a big black dog jumped out across the road, and twisted around his feet, and he was not able to stir a hand or a foot, he said he managed
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2020-01-22 13:29
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was to say, "God have mercy on the dead, and the coffin and all disappeared. This old man told me that there was a woman buried there some years ago, and that every night round 12 o'clock she is seen at the bridge.
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2020-01-22 13:26
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A few nights ago, an old man told me a story. He said I knew a man who was going to a fair to Claremorris, and he was riding on a horse. When he came mear a bridge the horse began to get frightened. The man saw a coffin right beside the bridge, on matter how in devil he would beat the horse he would not pass bridge.
All of a sudden a woman dressed in white stood beside the coffin, and asked the man what brought himself and his horse this way. All the man did
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2020-01-22 13:23
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fellow was, and drugged him, she took the emerald, and went off with it.
Somehow or other he got in with his friends, and attacked the prison, not knowing that he had lost "Death's Eye". He defeated two prisons, and soon he found only the ear of the emerald, he got good luck all the days of his life after. I thought this was a very nice story, and I enjoyed it.
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2020-01-22 13:20
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An old man told me a story about two men who were imprisoned, when his father was alive. here is the story.
Two men who were imprisoned tried to escape, by coming from their cell, through a window, to the roof. A colonel at the prison had an ornamental emerald called, "Death's Eye". One of the men wanted the emerald, and stole it from the (con) Colonel's room. They ran for their life, across roads, fields, and bogs, till they came to their own country, but before long one was in prisoned again. The other fled and went driving a women around the country, she found out who the divil of a
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2020-01-22 13:15
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delighted. In those days, there were poor scholars in Páidín's house, and when he saw the pot he laughed. Páidín said, "what are you laughing at," the other answered, "The other side of the tree is as good as this". "Oh it may be", said Páidín got another pot of gold at the tree. But not one knows where he found it.
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2020-01-22 13:05
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said, "I see you there three days, what the devil are you doing?" "Oh foolishness", said Páidín, "And what might it be"? said the tailor. "Every night", said Páidín, "I dream if I came to London Bridge I'd get my fortune." "Oh" said the tailor, "I'm dreaming that if I went to Ireland to Páidín Buidhe Ó Máille's, garden I'd get a pot of gold under a tree in one of the corners.
Páidín went home, and when he reached the door, his wife said, "Now Páidín what are you the better of your journey". Without answering Páidín took his Láddhe and went to the tree and found a pot of gold with a flag on top of it. He brought it to his wife who was
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2020-01-22 12:12
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Deirtear nach bhfuil sé ceart an teach a dheanamh lá ar bith acht Dia Luain agus a dul isteach ann Dia hAoine.

Lá Coille:-
Deirtear nach bhfuil sé ceart uisge nó rud ar bith a chaitheamh amach an lá sin. Tágann sé ar an gcéad lá do'n bliadhain úir

Dómhnach na Cinncíse:-
Deirtear má ráchann tú amach ag snámh an lá sin nach mbéid tú beó an céad Dómhnach na Cincíse eile.

Brat Bríghidhe:-
Cuirtear amach píosa fláinín deirg os cionn an dorais ar feadh na hoidhche. Tugtar isteach ar maidin é agus is é seó é "Brat Brighidhe". Cuirtear an brat Brighide ar dhuine ar bhith a bhíonn's tinn ar feadh na bliadhna agus deirtear go bhfuil leigheas ann.

Coinnlí:-
Baintear luachair. Ceangailtear íad agus fágtar ag an doras cúl íad go dtigidh am suipéar. I léis an tsuipéar téideann duine amach agus tógann sé isteach. Deintear iad a seicheadh. Tomtar i nola íad, cuirtear duisín aca i maos ar an mbord agus lastar íad.
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2020-01-22 11:47
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Bhí fear i dTullachan fadó agus bhí go leor fataí aige ach ní raibh aon rud aige le nithe leó. Chonnaic sé féar ag teacht le isteach an portach agus cliabh ar a dhruim. Thainic fear an tige isteach agus dubhairt sé leis an mraoi a bhí istigh gur féar a bhí ann ag diol iasg. Thóg an fear thige cúpla sgilling agus chuaidh se amac. Céard a bhí ann ach fear agus a shean-mháthair ins an cliabh agus é ag dhul siar go dtí an lisín leí.
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2020-01-22 11:39
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Lá amháin thainic fear isteach go teach agus bhí beirt pháiste leis freisin. Nuair a thainic siad isteach dubhairt sé "go mbeannaigh Dia annseo" acht nior labhair aoinne leis. Thainic an fear tighe isteach agus dfhiafruigh sé dé céard bhí uaidh. Pláta min-bhuidhe nó cúpla fataí má tá siad agat. Dubhairt sé gur thuit a bhean agus páiste leis marbh inde. Thug an fear an pláta mine-buidhe dó annsoin agus chuaid sé amach é féin agus an béirt pháiste leis.
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2020-01-22 11:32
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Ins an droch-saoghal bhí bean ag dul thart ag iarraidh déirce. Tháinic sí isteac i dteach ar an mbáile seó agus d'iarr sí déirce. D'iarr bean an tíghe uirrí céard a bhí ag teastáil uití agus dubhairt sí go dtógfhadh sí rud ar bith. Thug an bean siúcra di'th. Annsin rinnes sí tae agus d'ól sí an tae dubh gan bainne gan siúcra agus dubhairt sí leis an bean "Is fada an lá ó chonnaic mé bean a raibh neart báinne aicí dhá clann féin gán a bheith ag tabairt aon bhraon do éinne eile.
Bhí bean eile ag dul thart ag iarraidh déirce d'arbh ainm Róise Mac Aindriú. Tháinic sí isteach i dteach ar an mbaile seó lá agus dubhairt sí lé bean an tíghe go bhfánfhadh sí aicí lá ag sgáradh móna dá dtugadh sí bídh lé n'ithe dhith. Thug an bean neart bídh lé nithe dhít agus d'fhán sí aicí lá. D'innis sí do'n mnaoí go raibh beirt pháistí aicí - buachaill agus cáilín agus go bhfuaireadar bás lé ocras.
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2020-01-22 11:06
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the game. The small men clapped their hands and shouted "Who will wrestle Colgan?" One of the small men said "I will wrestle him." Colgan was knocked three times; in the end the small man won the wrestling match. The small man said to him "You are the best man I ever wrestled." Colgan answered "You are the best little man I ever wrestled." The small man then told Colgan that he would never get another man to knock him out during his life.
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2020-01-22 11:04
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In my father's young days there lived a man named Colgan in Galtrim, Co. Meath.
One night at twelve o'clock he was going home; suddenly he heard the sound of a football being kicked. He looked out into the field, and sure enough he saw small men kicking football.
He went out to them and when they saw him they shouted "Here comes Colgan." He was invited to play for one of the teams; his side won
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2020-01-22 11:02
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in the woods. Slates were blown off houses, and sheds were knocked down.
Cattle were found smothered in the ditches. Others were killed by the trees which had fallen. Sheep were found huddled together under bushes. Luckily no people lost their lives.
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2020-01-22 11:01
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In March 1903 a fierce storm arose during the night. Some people were in bed while others were up. During the day short gusts of wind were blowing. Gradually it became more severe until at lenth it became very fierce. It lasted about seven or eight hours.
The bitter wind felled the trees
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2020-01-22 10:52
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There was a man once, and his name was Páidín Buide Ó Máílle. He was married, but had no family, and he was very poor. He was dreaming that if he went to London Bridge in England he would get his fortune.
So one morning he said to his Wife. "I'm going to London Bridge to get my fortune". Away he started, for London, stood on the Bridge for a while, and walked up and down the Bridge all day, and no one came near him; the second day he did the same, and not one noticed him. On the third day, a little lame tailor who lived opposite the Bridge came out, and
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2020-01-22 10:45
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it with tar. When an animal is sold, the seller gives the halter along with the animal.
There are special fairs held for the sale of cattle, sheep, and pigs.
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2020-01-22 10:44
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The local fairs are held in the village of Summerhill, Co. Meath. They are always held on the street. There is a fairgreen in Summerhill which was used formerly but is not now used.
Toll is not paid on cattle nowadays. When cattle are sold "luck money" is given to the buyer.
The person who sells the beast gives back some of the money to the buyer of the beast. This is called "Luck penny."
The animal is then marked either by clipping a bit of hair from the side or by marking
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2020-01-22 10:41
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fork. Then he places the sheaf of straw on the roof of the cottage. He fastens this to the roof with a small rod pointed at each end. He continues like this, covering each sheaf with a new one.
When he is finished, he trims the thatch and makes it even. He sometimes ornaments the thatch on the ridge, by twisting straw around sally rods and forming them into ornamental knots.
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2020-01-22 10:39
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The late Jim Mulligan, Kilmore, Co. Meath, used to make baskets out of sally rods for his own use.
They were square with deep sides. He used one for bringing in plums, and the other for bringing in the potatoes. He painted them brown.
Thatching.
Tom Sheridan, Clonymeath, Summerhill, is the best thatcher around Moynalvey.
He thatches with straw. He puts it on in sheaves. Before starting the thatching, he cuts the heads off with a kind of shears. He removes all rotten thatch with a small short handled
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2020-01-22 10:36
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himself beside a lake, four miles from his house, he said he never came home from a wake by himself again.
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2020-01-22 10:34
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This is a good cure for a toothache. Get a Cigarette and smoke it. Then let the hot ashes of the Cigarette drop, into the hole in the tooth. This will draw all the bad water from the tooth, and your toothache will soon disappear.
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2020-01-22 10:33
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house, and many a person went astray passing by that house, the two gables are still standing, and goes by the name of Dennis' old house.
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2020-01-22 10:32
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Here is a story an old man told me. There was an old man who lived in the village of Streamstown. His name was Dennis Shirden, he was a shoe maker. When times got bad in Ireland, he sailed from Westport Quay in what they called coffin ships to Australia, and in years after two of his sons came to Ireland, and they asked an old man in the village to show them the old shack where their father, was born.
The ruins are still standing, some years ago a light used to be seen round the
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2020-01-22 10:10
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not tell. Pat said it was the devil. When the old man finished the story, I said "that was not the truth", he said, "I was told by a man who never told a lie, by hell no more than myself he said if you would not like to be the one that saw the devil.
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2020-01-22 10:08
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said Pat. Still the man kept on pestering him, and at last Pat cried out "who in the name of God are you, I pray in the name of Christ do me no harm. No sooner had he these words left Pats' mouth than the spirit ran away and turned into a fire.
Every one in the village heard a sound like thunder that evening. Pat came into the house as white as a ghost, his wife who was in bed called Mary (her daughter) to bring her some tea.
The tea being brought she said, "there is something wrong, Pat is as white as a ghost bring him in here. Her daughter wondered how she knew, but the woman would
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2020-01-22 10:04
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In the village of Ardkeen in Kilmeena, there was a man named Pat Nowlan, who was dreaming how to question a spirit.
So one night he was coming home from work, he saw this spirit in Black, in front of him, and when Pat passed out, the spirit began to trip him, by putting his foot in front of Pat's feet, in order to make him fall.
Pat forgot how to question the spirit at first. Then he Blessed himself, and said "do me no harm, I pray you". The spirit stood still, and let a low rumbling noise from him. In the name of God do me no harm."
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There was once a man who was very poor and discontented. He had often heard of treasures being discovered in all sorts of odd places. So instead of looking after the crops in his fields he went poking about among all the old ruins, hoping that by good fortune he might turn up a chest of gold coins. This went on for a long time but no gold was discovered.
One morning when he came down to breakfast he said to his wife, "it's all right my dear, I have found the treasure at last." "Have you indeed?" said his wife in great surprise. "Yes", he replied,
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2020-01-22 09:54
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"at any rate it is as good as found. It was told to me last night in a dream that the treasure was hidden under one of trees in our orchard."
The husband finished his meal and then taking a pick and a spade they both went into the orchard. All that day he toiled on, working harder than he had ever worked before. By the time night fell there were deep holes and heaps of earth under more than a dozen trees, but so far no treasure had come to light.
Wearied, and aching in every limb, the farmer went to bed, but at dawn of day he was out again digging with might and
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2020-01-22 09:53
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Mol Dubh a' Ghleanna
Siúd thall é mo theach nífhuil díon air nó sgraith
'S é déanta ar thaoibh a' bhóthair
Nuair a chríonas an t-slat ní bhíonn uirthi meas
Mar a bhíos ar na crannaibh óga
Nach [ladhach? lag?] críonna í an bheach nuair a ghnidh sí a nead le gréin agus le teas an Fhóghmhair
Ní críona í ná an fear a bhréagas a bhean
Nuair a gheobhaidh sé í i dtús a hóige
II
Tá ba breaca 'gam ar shliabh gan a'n duine le bheith na ndiaidh
Ach mise do mo threorughadh leobhtha
Tá fhios ag an t-saoghal nach ortha atá mo thnúth
Cé gur bhain siad mo chiall go mór damh
Mise bheith liom féin feasta coichche ní bheidh
Anois i dtús mo óige
'S gur fann guth gach éin tráth labhras sé leis fhéin
Ar mhalaidh ná ar taoibh na mónadh
III
I cruaidhe é ná an steel mo chuid-se de mhnáibh an tsaoghail
Is charraic atá ann do chroidhe a dheigh bhean
Nuair nach dtuigeann tú an taobh de cholbhadh na leabtha a mbím
Is páirt de mo dhubh-bhróin d’éisteacht
Cúl na láimhe is gile na cúig méar’ is faide
Do dhá shúil gorma gile-geala
Nuair a théidheas an bhean dubh a mach
Caillfeadh an grian a teas
‘S tig smúid ar an ghealaigh le náire
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2020-01-22 09:51
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main. At the end of several weeks, he had dug a hole at the roots of every (treen) tree in the orchard, but not a trace of the treasure could he find, so he went back to his usual way again, a disappointed miserable man.
For more than six months the heaps of earth lay undisturbed until the man at last plucked up his courage and filled in the holes. Springtime came and the fruit trees burt out bloom. In this way he learned that tillage is the best means to get treasure from the earth.
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2020-01-22 09:46
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a day.
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home. A young priest went to the girls home and prayed for hours and banished the evil from the poor girl, but the ordeal made him almost an old man. The girl was cured and got a good position with a lady afterwards: At the time it terrified the people of Co. Kildare.
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2020-01-22 09:45
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Patrick Lennon, Kilconner, Co. Louth, was a great rope - maker, he usually made eight ropes in
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2020-01-22 09:43
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I heard this story which is supposed to be true. That in the year 1919 after the great war, a gentleman was anxious to get in touch with his son who was killed in the war. He had in his employment a simple innocent girl of about 15 years. The gentleman began to hold seances, or spiritualist meetings and used the young girl as "Medium" or answering party. The girl was an orphan, and when the authorities heard of what was going on she was removed to a priests house under a housekeeper. After a time great noises were heard and tables began to move. There was a meeting of priests over it and the girl was sent
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2020-01-22 09:42
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Mickie Meegan, of Drumcatton, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was famed as a spinner, and also a great weaver.
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2020-01-22 09:38
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James Hamil, of Drumboat, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was a famous wheel - maker. Although they were not too good, they were thought great ones in those times.
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2020-01-22 09:34
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Blackstaff, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was a famous thatcher. Long ago thatchers were scarce, and Matt used to earn his living by thatching.
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2020-01-22 09:34
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a big flame of fire came out of his mouth, and I may tell you that man was not long going home when he saw that.
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2020-01-22 09:33
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One night a young man about twenty years old was coming home from card-playing. As he was passing along on his bicycle at a certain part of the road, a big black dog jumped up on the wall, and this man said, 'Go home' and the dog did not move.
Then he got off the bicycle and said the same thing again and the dog did not move, with that he took up a stone and threw it at the dog, and as soon as he did
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2020-01-22 09:31
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Matt Grimes, of
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2020-01-22 09:30
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James Keenan, of Rassan, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, could make very good nails. He used to make all sorts of nails.
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2020-01-22 09:29
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left at his father's feet and then the two went home happy.
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2020-01-22 09:28
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One night a man and his son went visiting and he stayed late on his visit. On their way home his son was taken by the fairies up in the air, his father could not see him but (hear) he could hear him screaming as he was going farther into the sky.
Then his father said God Bless us but my wife would say God Almighty bless us, then this man said God almighty bless us and then the boy was
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2020-01-22 09:27
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Laurence Toal, of Lannet, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, is famous for his basket - making. He can make baskets and creels as good as bought ones. About twenty or thirty years ago, he used to sell them to the neighbours.
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2020-01-22 09:25
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like mad. The man was making buttons at this as the other man said so he was not long going home. The man said 'On my soul, there is a forth in that field.
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2020-01-22 09:24
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An old man from the village told me this story which I shall describe to you. One day a man went cutting rushes by a lake side, he stopped all day at the lake cutting the rushes until it got dusk.
Then he returned home and on his way he saw a lot of little bright lights shinning around a hay stack. The man said to himself them are fairies, and with that, "Be Gobs, a great lot of cattle and horses galloped apass him
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2020-01-22 09:20
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About fifteen years ago, there was a man named John Connor, Kednamincha, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, who in former times could make nails.
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2020-01-22 09:16
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fire quenched. Then they rode home again and gave the writing to Fr McGreal and the linen to the tailor and they were well pleased with their journey.
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2020-01-22 09:14
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am blessed if I know" said the other man. Well you are in Spain," "if I am in Spain I want three yards of Spanish linen for a tailor that lives in the village. Well said the Fairy go into that shop and ask for the linen, and if they refuse do the same thing again with the stone.
This man went into the shop and asked for the linen, and they refused, and the man threw the stone in the shop and the went on fire. Then he got the linen, and he took up the stone again and put it in his pocket and the
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2020-01-22 09:13
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John Byrne, Channonrock, Co. Louth, makes nails, at the present time.
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2020-01-22 09:11
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Frank Kelly, Mullacrew, Co. Louth, could make barrells and churns.
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2020-01-22 09:08
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Owen Cassidy, Ardee, Co. Louth, could make ropes.
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2020-01-22 09:06
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Peter Brodigan, Louth, Co. Louth, could make soap.
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2020-01-22 09:04
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John Byrne, Toomes, Co. Louth, could make baskets from sally - rods.
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2020-01-22 09:02
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James Richartson, Greenroad Co. Louth, could make candles out of rushes.
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2020-01-22 09:00
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John Byrne, Channonrock, Co. Louth, makes ploughs, gates, spades of iron.
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2020-01-22 08:58
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About fifteen years ago, there was a man named John Connor, Kednamincha, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, who in former times could make nails.
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2020-01-22 08:54
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About sixty years ago, there was a man named Thomas Kerr, Drumnagrella, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. He was an old wheel maker.
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2020-01-22 08:51
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There was a man, about thirty years ago named James Mc Carroll, Candlefort, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. He used to make spades, gates, and ploughs.
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2020-01-22 08:46
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About twenty years ago, there was a man named James Mc Gahan, who lived at Lannett, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan who could make tallow candles. He also could make baskets.
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2020-01-22 08:41
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About seventy years ago, the playground attached to this school was used as a bleaching green. The flax was grown and cured in the surrounding fields. It was then woven into coarse linen, and spread out to bleach. Patrick Fitzpatrick of Candlefort, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was my informant.
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2020-01-22 06:23
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fine weather. We get frost and snow from the North wind and when the south wind blow we get fine weather. People who are living near the sea shore can judge whether it is going to rain or not. If the moon and stars grow dull and a ring encircles the moon rain will follow. If the moon looks pale or dim we expect rain, if red we get wind and if not has her natural colour with the clear sky fair weather.
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2020-01-22 06:18
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There was a great storm on the second day of July. When the swallows fly high it is a sign of
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2020-01-22 06:17
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ground in a part of the same mill. Every man that took wool to weave had to pay for it.
There are the remains of the spinning wheels there today.
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2020-01-22 06:16
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There was an old mill at Mangan's Bridge near Abbeyfeale. People used to take wool there to make several kinds of cloth. Wheat was also
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2020-01-22 06:15
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nearer to you than to me. The back of the head.
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2020-01-22 06:14
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There is a field in this locality by the name of the Clann Mór which means the big family. It is so called because there was a large family living in that field long ago. There is another field by the name of Cnochán a Buachaillín. It was so called because there was a high hill there and little boys used to play on the top of that hill. The origin of these field were greatly understood by the people long ago,
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2020-01-22 06:09
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There are many wild birds in this locality. Some fly away to other countries during the winter such as the cuckoo she goes for a change of weather. Some birds
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2020-01-22 06:08
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and because some great happening occurred there. The kiln field was so called because the people used to burn lime there. The remains of these old kilns are to be seen today.
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2020-01-22 06:02
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have strange bills such as the blackbird. The robin has its red breast since the time of Our Lord. It is supposed that when our Lord was dying on the cross a robin came and tried to pick the nails from his hands. When the crows fly high and the swallows fly high it is a sign that are going to have fine weather. The birds that fly away to other countries are called migratory birds.
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2020-01-22 05:58
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Long ago people made use of the dog leaf for stopping blood, and use was made of ferret's milk to cure the chin cough. There is a well near this locality and many people are supposed to be cured there from sore eyes. Hence it got its name Tobar na Súile. There is a man in this locality by the name of Thomson, he is known as a quack doctor and he is supposed to
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2020-01-22 05:54
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be able to cure cattle and horses and other animals. He gets the herbs on the ditches and then makes medicine out of all these herbs. Many people visit Thomson to get cured.
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2020-01-22 05:53
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There is supposed to be a fort in William Stack's land. Forts are of a circular shape
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2020-01-22 05:52
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with a small fence all round. People never go near these forts. The Danes owned these forts. There is another fort in Islandanny and there is light and music seen there. There is a small entrance getting into each fort. One day a man was sent cutting bushes and when he had the bushes cut a black cat came to him. And when he had the bushes cut he got a pain in his head. When he went home, he went to bed and in
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2020-01-22 05:48
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There lived in this locality a poet by the name of James Lyons. A man visited his locality occasionally by the name of Cathal na gruaige. It was supposed that he had the power to hunt and call rats. There are no poets to
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2020-01-22 05:45
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the morning he was dead.
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2020-01-22 05:45
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be had in Ireland at the present time. The poetry they used to make was in short verse. Some of the poets were able to read and write. Poets used to make songs themselves. Poets used to go from house to house singing songs. Poets were very learned men. The people thought a lot of these poets. Several poets competed against one another.
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2020-01-22 05:41
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The most common of our animals is the cow. We say How. How. The other farm animals are the sheep pigs and goats. Cows are generally tied by the neck and horns. People keep holy water in the stalls, to bring luck on the stock. Horses are generally hair clipped before they are put in, in winter. People exchange eggs with one another, cows have
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2020-01-22 05:38
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We have a churn at home. It is about a foot wide at the top and about two feet in bottom. Churning is not done to any great extent at the present time. The sides are of a round shape. Churning was made once or twice a week. It was made about once
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2020-01-22 05:36
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got certain names such as Báine.
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2020-01-22 05:35
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every fortnight in winter. Churning is never done by foot. The churn-dash is to be moved often upwards and downwards. Long ago when people were barrelling, strangers who used to come in used to take a greas. People know when the butter is made, as little grains of butter begin to collect. Water is poured into the churn to separate the milk from the butter. A 'skimmer' is used for taking out the butter. People say that buttermilk is the best for making bread.
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2020-01-22 01:54
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Didhch Thiele Bhrighde the old people called it and the rushes were fashioned into quaint Brigid's Crosses
The customs are gone to a certain extent in this locality.
St. Patrick's Day customs are many in this locality. All wear a piece of shamrock, the men in the hats and the women on their gowns. The great saint gets special reverence by wearing the shamrock or a cross made of green ribbon. The younger people usually hold a ceilide or dance in one of the neighbor's houses. During the ceilideIrish step dancing takes place and some national songs are sung such as the "Wearing of the Green."
The finding of the four leaf shamrock causes much excitement among the people as that person is supposed to have good luck for the year who finds it.
If two men meet in a town or village one usually invites the other for a St. Patrick's pot which means a drink in honour of St. Patrick.
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2020-01-22 01:34
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The parish of (?) & Moynoe contains one churchyard in the townland of Moynoe. Some very old slabs are to be found there but the writing thereon is illegible from (?) weather. It was called St. (?) Hill but outside the boundary walls is the ruins of an old church called after the same Saint stand inside. The bell does not possess any medical properties. The church was used for worship before before the present one in (?) was built. The bodies of unbaptized children are not buried there bit in (?) of which there are 5 or 6 in the entire parish.
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2020-01-22 00:32
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county Roscommon. After some years he married Darerca who had migrated from Irluchair, in Kerry and had settled along the western bank of the Suck in that very district.
Ciaran was baptized by the deacon Justus at Fuerty in the year A.D.512 which we are told was the year of the saint's birth. He received his early education from the same holy man and later he went to the great School of Clonard. There he was loved both by his master Finnian and by all his companions.
At length the time came for Ciaran to leave Clonard. He then went to Aran where he stayed with St. Enda.
After leaving Aran St. Ciaran paid a short visit to St. Senan of Scattery Island in the Lower Shannon. he then went northwards and founded a church at a place called Isell Ciaran.
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2020-01-22 00:30
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St. Ciaran
St. Ciaran is the patron saint of Fuerty. His father, Beoit, was a carpenter, and his mother Darerca was a daughter of the race that gave its name to the county Kerry. Beoit lived at Larne in Antrim, but being much harassed by Ainmire, king of the district, he migrated to the province of Connaught, and settled at a place called Rath Crimthann, near Fuerty, in the
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2020-01-22 00:26
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Going further south by the bank of the river he came to Ard Tiprait, the Hight of the Spring. There he founded the famous monastery of Clonmacnoise on Saturday, 23rd of January in the year A.D. 566. When Ciaran was planting the first post to mark out the site of Clonmacnoise, Diarmaid Mac Cearbhaill helped the saint with his own hands to fix the post in the earth. "Though your companions to-day are few", said Ciaran, "to-morrow thou shalt be High King of Erin." This prophecy, like many others, was fulfilled, and after some time Diarmaid Mac Cearbhaill became High King of Ireland.
St. Ciaran continued to live in the monastery that was becoming famous for its holiness and learning.
At a later date when St. Ciaran and King Diarmaid had long gone
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2020-01-22 00:11
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To cure warts get nine stones and point each stone at the wart in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and then put the stone in a little purse. Go to meet a funeral and get outside the ditch and when the coffin passes throw out the purse and say " all my warts go with you" and anyone who picks up the purse gets covered with warts. And its only then that the warts wither away.

For a pain in the stomach a frog is swallowed alive. Anyone who licks a "Dath-a-Luathair" or a "Cialán-cois" has a cure for burns and after licking it he has to lick the affected part.

A cure for warts is to stick a snail on a thorn and when it withers the warts go away. A cob web was put on a
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2020-01-22 00:08
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people were going to America a lot of wheaten cakes were made to take with them.
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2020-01-22 00:07
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It is said when your station is preformed the trout would appear in the water, some children killed the trout, and since that no trout was seen in the Well.
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2020-01-22 00:06
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Bread long ago was made from wheat, oats, and rye. The people grew the corn themselves and ground it themselves with a quern which were two round stones rubbing together, worked by hand.
Boxty bread was made, and Prácus, in which peas were used. They grew the peas themselves and ground them and made pea-flour. The bread was wetted with flummery which was made from oats. Oats was put in a basin to steep in cold water for three days until sour. Then
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2020-01-22 00:06
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An old man told me a story about Saint Columcilles Well. It is a Blessed Well in the village of Aughvale, and is about four yards from the graveyard.
He said there was a trout in this Well, when he was a young boy, and there was a church in the graveyard where Monks lived.
One day the monks caught the trout and put him alive on a fire. He jumped out of the fire, and made his way back to the Blessed Well again.
People who used to go to this Well to do stations, used to see the trout, and the track of the griddle on his back.
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2020-01-22 00:03
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2020-01-22 00:03
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The more hurry the less speed.
One trouble never comes alone.
Looking for a needle in a bundle of straw.
You are as old as a crow, or as old as Mathusala.
You have not the patience of Job.
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2020-01-22 00:02
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never wore boots until they earned them first. The only shoemaker round here is Mr. Hixon who lives in Robertstown. His father and grandfather were shoemakers and they first came from Mullingar. The people wore clogs and they wore "putties" on their legs. The "putties" were a piece of sacking wrapped tightly round the leg and tied with a piece of cord. Sometimes they pulled a stocking that had no foot in it, up on their legs and this was called a "Troighthín". The clogs were bought in Robertstown market for 2/6 and 3/= a pair. They were also bought in "Canterell's" pawn-office in Naas.
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2020-01-22 00:01
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Take the ball at the hop.
Every fool knows another.
A wilful waste makes a woeful want.
There is as good a fish in the sea as was ever caught.
Little bits are tasty.
A closed mouth catch no flies
A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.
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2020-01-22 00:00
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in the caves, and I think it is a very nice place.
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2020-01-21 23:59
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About a quarter of a mile from where I live, in the villiage of Prospect there is a place called "The Caves".
You can enter the Caves in three or four openings, and the enterance is very dark. There are stairs made of stone going some of the way through the Caves, and there is sand the rest of the way.
There is a great lot of heath and coarse grass growing on the top of these caves. There is a nice level floor, covered with gravel
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2020-01-21 23:55
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at the market in Robertstown.
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2020-01-21 23:54
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In olden times when Irish chiefs ruled in Ireland a branch of the McMahons chieftains of Dartary lived in a castle in Ballingarry hill, Ballamackney, Carrickmacross. He had a garrison of soldiers there. As the English pale was only a mile away he was betrayed by his "talest" brother who over powered the castle and knocked the castle to the ground. Also on that hill there are forts that connected the castle with caves on a hill about a mile away.
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2020-01-21 23:54
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There was a man living in Ballyteague who used to weave silk. His name was Warwick and old people called him "Warrick the weaver".
He would buy the silk thread and weave it and he would have the bales of silk
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2020-01-21 23:50
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There were also half doors on the houses and there are also some through the country at present.
In olden times the people made rush candles. These were made with rushes. The rushes were peeled and dipped in grease or resin and used for candles.
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2020-01-21 23:49
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In former years houses were more numerous that at the present time. Some of the houses were mud wall and had galvanized roofs and others had stone wall houses and thatched roofs. The people thatched their houses with rushes or tow. The tow was got from flax as flax was common in those days.
In former times it was customary to have a settle-bed in the kitchen. This was made of wood and had hinges that it could be let up and down.
The fire burned at the gable end of the kitchen with a back stone behind it. Instead of an arch there was a brace built with sticks over the fire.
In former times the front of the chimney was built with mortar. At present the chimneys are built with bricks and cement. Long ago clay floors were common and in some places there are some clay floors yet.
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2020-01-21 23:44
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2020-01-21 23:44
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coarse linen trousers and dyed them. There was a song about a tailor killing a flea:-
"Prod him with the needle
Hang him with the thread
Hit him with the lap-board
Until he's dead, dead, dead".
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2020-01-21 23:44
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The houses in olden times were built with sods and clay. The clay was mixed with water and put through the sods to keep them together. These houses were called mud-wall houses.
Some of the houses had thatched roofs and others of them had roofs of galvanized iron. The houses were thatched with rushes or straw or tow.
In olden times the people slept in a bed in the kitchen. The beds they slept in were called settle-beds. There were hinges on the settle-beds for letting them up and down.
The fire was at the gable end of the kitchen. It was made of turf. In olden times half-doors were more common than at the present time.
In olden times the chimney was built with mortar or wood. At the present time they are built with bricks and cement.
In former years the people made rush candles. They pared the rushes and dipped them in resin and used them for candles.
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2020-01-21 23:38
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a lot of hazel-nuts there and when people are gathering the nuts they are careful not to break a branch of the tree, because they say that if they did that the fairies would catch them. There is a Rath in Mr. Price's field near Robertstown and a man named William Price who owned the field at that time went out one day and cut down the trees on the Rath so that he could plough the field. After that one of his arms got paralysed and he shivered until he died.
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2020-01-21 23:35
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with her granddaughter to live with her son.
There is also another old house (beca) beside Mr Young's lane. The house was built with blue clay and stones and it was thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide.
Mr. James Erwin's father and mother lived in this house. When his father and mother died he left the house and went to another house. The house is derelict now.
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2020-01-21 23:33
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at-uair ar an t-sluige atá na seasamh go h-iomlánach ingar dó.
Ingach cas ceapfá go raibh an t-ainmidhe ar tí inbhear no ól agus sroiceann a cluasa fhada go dtí an talamh - nó go dtí barr na h-uisge as a bfuil sé ag ól. Faoí sin tá leoman le sgiatháir agus ar a thaoibh ta cluas agus an cuid uachtar de'n chorp le feicéal. Deirtear gur le duine ar muin capaill a baineadar siud. Ar dromchla na Géige tá ainmhidhe go bhfuil duine na sheasamh ar a chúl.
Ach sé an rud is mó le rádh fa'n leacht úd ná go bfuil poll mhór cruinn agus earbaill fhada nathracha nimhe fighthe ann - é sin san áit mar cheangluigheann na géaga leis an t-sluidhe mar a mbíonn croth an t-Slánuightheóra le feiscint de gnáth. Mar sin chítear go mbaineann leacht den tsaghas ar a dtugann na Franncaig "Purres Perceées - Cloca Pollac.
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2020-01-21 23:31
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In the townland of Killyclare there are three old houses. One of these old houses is in a field which belongs to Mr Young.
The house was very near this school. Mr. Newl and his aunt lived in this house. Mr. Newl's aunt died in this house. The house was thatched but it has fallen off it now. The house is now derelict.
Another old house is on Mr Young's farm too. A woman the name of Nesbitt lived in this house.
She went to America at the age of eighty-four years
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2020-01-21 23:27
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nobody to take care of him.
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2020-01-21 23:26
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their goods on the ass's back.
A pedlar named Galloogile comes round to gather bottles, rags and feather and hair. He gives in exchange pins and needles.
Mrs Mc Caffrey comes from Cootehill with a van, and seels laces, ornaments, cans, and tins. The gipsies stay at Mr. Ben Sharpe's garden. The women sell the articles the men make. Some of the women tell people their fortune for one shilling.
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2020-01-21 23:23
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Shops were not common in this district in olden times.
The people had to go to the nearest town to make purchases.
Buying and selling is still carried on after Mass.
Money was not always given for goods. Labour was given in exchange for goods. Mr. Patrick Connolly works with Mrs. Mac.Breen for meal, bread, tea and Sugar.
Miss Mary McGorry worked in M. Quaid's for bread candles and all the things they needed in the house.
"Tick" and "change" were connected with buying and selling.
It was not considered unlucky to transact business on any particular day.
Long ago, some poor women went to the town with asses.
They ran along with the asses in their bare feet and brought home
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2020-01-21 23:23
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luighe 'san t-slighe ceadhna agus gur ceap sé gur sean casán d'admuid a bhí ann ag rith ó Cill Mhuire go Doiremullag - sé sin oilean beag i lár an phortaigh in a raibh teach comhnuighthe agus dhá achra déag de tallamh maith ann.

Maen-Choluim-Chille:-
Ceann de na sampla is mó a bhfuil againn de rud Págánac a ndearn rud Criostuidhteach de. Seadh an chuid uactar de cros árd atá in a luigh indiu i smidiríní i Roilig Mhaen Chuilm Cille Co Cille Dara. Ar dtus bhain na smidiríní úd uile daón meall eibhir amhain. Trí cinn díob atá ann an cuid íochtar den ceann an cuid uactar de'n Sluighe agus géag amhain de'n chrois. Tá an dhá aghaid dealbhuighthe agus iad le ceile 2' 6 " ar fhaid fé 1' 2" ar leithead agus 6" ar thuighas. Sé faid na géige ná 1' 8.5 " agus í 11" ar leithead. Ar ceann den a h-aighthe atá trí ainmidhthe éagsamhla dealbhuighthe - ceann acha na ainmhidhe aisteac a chíthear
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2020-01-21 23:19
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On Lough Sillan near Shercock a schoolmaster too twenty-two children out in a boat.
The boat capsized and the children and their teacher were drowned.
Before the disaster occurred the people saw a boat with no body in it on the lake.
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2020-01-21 23:17
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Mr. Robert Watson could lift a sack of meal with one hand and put it in a cart.
He could throw the anvil of the near by forge two perches.
Miss Maggie Nnesbitt Glassdrummond, Coroneary, Bailieboro walked to Dublin to buy a pot in one day and when she got the pot she out it on her head and walked home again.
Mr. Paddy Campbell could mow one acre of ground in one day. He could mow a swath six feet wide.
Mr. John Bannon could run as quickly as a horse galloping.
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2020-01-21 23:12
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7. What month does a woman talk least
Ans. Febuary February.
8. What coat has neither collar sleeves, buttons nor button holes.
Ans = A coat of paint.
9. Why is the letter U like the man outside a cinema.
Ans = Because he's always in u - niform
10. What tree does a smoked cigarette remind you of
Ans The Ash
11. What occurs once in every day, but not once in a century.
Ans= The letter D.
12. What is that, that occurs once in every minute,
Twice in every moment but not once in a year.
Ans. The letter M
13. Why is 10, 000, 000 a wicked number.
Ans - Because it is naughty.
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2020-01-21 23:08
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bportach sin ar a raibh mé ag cuir sios.
Sa mbliadhain 1898 do fuair "Seán Hyland" cláir dara síos ins an mhóin agus é ag obair lá. Rinneadh géar sgrudú orta agus taréis sin deirtear gur sean easán(?) d'admhuid a bhí ann. Bhí bacaí reamhar sios ins an mhóin mar tacha do na cláir úd - díreach mar atá an clár le feiceal san bpictuir seo tíos. Bhí na bataí seo timcheall 6' ó'na chéile. Dair agus giúse an cinéal d'admuid a bhí ionta agus bíodar úr go maith direach mar bhíodar an céad lá a cuiread ar bun iad. Tugadh fa dheara go raibh pollanna timceall 4" cearnuighthe agus iad (?) 6' no 8' o'na chéile ins gach cláir. Ní raibh rud ar bith ionnta agus is deachar a rádh an cúis a bhí leo. Dubhairt Seán Hyland go bhfeaca sé cláir díreac cosamhail leis na cinn úd irith na bliadanta agus é ag obair san ait sin agus is minic a bhain sé usaid asta. Dubhairt freisin go rabhadar go léir ina
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2020-01-21 23:07
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David Cowhy of Annagh leaped across the road at Irwin's gate a distance of 23 feet. Irwin's ditch is one level with the field otherwise he could not have leaped it. He also jumped a five barred gate at Bath Cottage which would be about six feet high.
Dr Barry VS of Mallow now over 80 years cleared the two walls at the entrance to the school here when he was a boy. He ran from the forge wall, jumped on the market house steps and cleared the two walls into the green. This was a very dangerous jump for anyone but it was a remarkable jump for a boy.
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2020-01-21 23:01
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53.
[There is a photograph on the page here]
The above is a picture of the remains of one of the ancient forts of the district. It is composed of clay and stones and is situated in the centre of a large field. The fort is a very ancient one dating back, in all probability, to the time of the Tuatha Dé Danaan. It is in the townland of Dromclugh about five miles to the east of Bantry. The above view was taken from the western side of the fort.
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2020-01-21 22:56
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an mhóin agus rinneadh iarracht fé. Cuireadh inneall agus gléasanna oibre ann agus cé gur cuireadh a lán airgid ann cun an obair do chur chun cinn do theip orra. Le linn an iarracht seo, tháinig a lán daoine ó Cúige Connacht agus cuireadar fútha san áit ar a dtugtar "The Coks" no "The Peat Works" mar tugtar air fé láthair cun slighe beatha do bhaint amach. Tá an (áit) seo suidhte timceall trí mhíle laistiar do bhaile Áth-h-Í i gCill-Muire, Co Cille Dara. Cainnteóirí ó dhuthchais do b'eadh na daoine seo, ach mo léan! ní raibh focal gaedhilge ag na Laigheannaigh an t-am sin cé gur mhair an Gaedhealg san ait anuas go dtí 30 bliadhain ó shoin. Bhí an beurla ag furmhór na n-daoine san ait agus fé dheire thiar thall - chlis an Gaedhealg amach is amach agus níor tháinig sí chuici féin go foill.
"Mónamhullaig" a tugtar ar an
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2020-01-21 22:56
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At first they scolded Una and asked her where she had been all the time. She described all her adventures and told them of the fairy rings and the three wishes, and they were greatly pleased at Una's good deed and praised her. The family lived very happily in their new home and always loved one another.
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2020-01-21 22:54
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awoke she took him out for a walk. She walked through the wood and while she was walking she heard a cry. She ran towards the place from whence the cry came and soon came upon a white cat trying to free herself from some brambles in which she was entangled.
Seeing the cat's pitiful look Una stooped down and freed the cat's foot from the brambles, and immediately she did so the cat vanished and in her place stood a beautiful fairy all dressed in white. "What is your name?", said Una. "My name if Goldiwings", said the fairy. "I am very thankful to you for you have broken the spell which was cast upon me two weeks ago. Now I shall give you three fairy rings and with each of these rings you have a wish. Anything you wish for shall be granted. The fairy then handed Una the three rings.
Una wished (1) that her father would get a new house; (2) that he might earn enough money to enable her mother to remain at home, and (3) that they would always love one another. Then the fairy said, "Your wishes are granted." The fairy then thanked Una again, and disappeared.
When Una returned home she found a beautiful new house before her, and entered it but found no one within. She carried the young child to the nearest house and made enquiries concerning her parents. The people of the house told her that her parents were around the country seeking for her and the child.
Soon after the parents returned with the other children
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2020-01-21 22:45
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This bird was a magic one, and whosoever should eat of the heart and liver of the bird should find a piece of gold under his pillow every morning. When the rich man's wife came in she missed the heart and liver, and, fearing her husband's anger, she killed a chicken and put its heart and liver in with the bird.
When it was roasted she took the bird to her husband who ate every bit of it. He knew full well that it was a magic bird, and next morning he put his hand under his pillow fully expecting to find a piece of gold. Finding none, he became terribly angry with his wife and scolded her severely.
When the two children were getting up next morning they were amazed to find a piece of gold under each of their pillows. Every morning the same thing occurred and it was not long until they became richer that their wicked uncle.
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2020-01-21 22:39
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Long ago there lived a man and his wife who were very poor. They had six children of which the eldest was a little girl called Una. The father and mother used to go out working every day while Una looked after the children. One day Una put her youngest brother asleep and when he
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2020-01-21 22:25
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There was once a woman who changed herself into a hare and went out to milk her neighbours cow May morning The man of the house went into the field where the cows were about four o clock in the morning. He saw the hare milking the cow. The man had a hound with him and he set the hound at the hare and the hound followed the hare until he came to a house. The hare jumped in over the half door and when he was jumping it the hound bit the hare. The man went into the house after the hare and he saw a woman sitting in the corner crying and half of her leg bitten off. The man went out of the house and went home. The hare was really a woman who was bringing the milk of his cows.
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2020-01-21 22:20
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When there are blue blazes in the fire it is a sign of bad weather.
If the fowl stay out late in the evening it is a sign that the next day will be bad.
If the clouds are going quickly and chasing one another is is a sign of storm and bad weather.
If the birds are flying up near the sky it is a sign of bad weather.
If the sun if very hot early in the morning it is a sign it will rain during the day.
When there is a rainbow in the sky it is a sign of rain.
When there is a lot of bright stars in the sky at night it is a sign of frost.
If the train makes a heavy noise at night it is a sign of rain.
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2020-01-21 21:31
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The old Irish people had several ways of curing ailments but they nearly all have died out except where there are old people. Some people go to Tobar Dearg to cure toothaches or rheumatism and they go to Ballyvourney to cure ailments also.
Long ago they used to think if you drank dandelions steeped bu the fire that it would cure pains in the bones, and a dock-leaf was used to cure blisters and other skin diseases. There was once a girl who used to get sore eyes and there was a man who had power to cure many diseases. Before eating anything in the morning he used to blow his breath on her eyes. He did this for nine mornings and after that she never got sore eyes. A foxes tongue was used to extract thorns or needles or any small object out of the body. The water that was used for cooling iron was said to be a cure for removing warts.
The wild sage was supposed to be a cure for headaches and the rib leaf was a cure for cuts in the hand. Sugar and soap was a cure for skin diseases and a red piece of flannel was used to cure diseases in the chest. Cold tea was a cure for sore eyes and bread-soda was used for curing burns.
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2020-01-21 21:22
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sheep racks. The sheep have young lambs in Spring and they be very playful. The calves are fed on milk till they are three months old. After three months they are fed with hay, and grass. The farm fowl are hens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. The hens are kept in a house called the fowl house house. There are perches in it, where the hens roost, the hens are fed with corn and potatoes and meal. The ducks are kept in a duck house they are fed with with the same kind of food as the hens
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2020-01-21 21:19
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Tame animals. The cows, horses, goats, pigs, sheep, calves. The all need to be kept warm in winter. The house where the cows are kept is called the byre. The cows are tied with chains, which are hung on stakes, and they put the chain round their neck. There is a hollow behind the cows, which can be washed out, it is called the group and it is cleaned out each day. The house where the horses are kept is caled the stable, they are tied in stalls. There is a manger where the hay is put for the horses, in winter they are kept in the stable, and fed with hay, oats, and turnips. The turnips are mostly given to them in full size. The goats are kept in a goat house. They are fed with hay. The pigs and sows are kept in a pig-sty. They are fed with potatoes and meal. They mostly sell pigs at eight or nine weeke in this part of the country. The sheep are fed on the grass winter and summer. They are fed with turnips and hay in winter, They are fed in
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2020-01-21 21:12
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There are many kind of toys now-a-days on the market mostly all of which are made in Japan and Germany. The sort that we are best familiar with are doll, horses carriages and motors of every discription and also teddy bears. In the years past most of those were made in our own country, and the dolls especially were stuffed and made so good that the lasted a generation, and were beautiful to the end. Some of the dolls are made now to walk and talk, but the are what is called golliwogs and are not a bit nice. Long ago for little boys there were rocking horses, which lasted a very long time also, and no matter what abuse they got, they wouldn't get broken, and were not a bit dangerous to ride. The toys then were rather roughly made, but were strong and sound, and nothing going now could compare with them. A great many of the dolls now are made of celliloid.
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2020-01-21 21:04
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they'd take it up, and spread it on the meadows, until it would dry, when it would be dry, they would gather it, and put it in sheaves.
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2020-01-21 21:03
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Long ago the clothes were very different to the present day. There were no drapery shops, the people made material. They made serge from wool, and linen from flax. Each home had a spinning wheel, and they would spin the wool in hanks. Hand weaving was a trade. The weavers would go round to the houses, and stop for what ever time they would be employed in the houses. They used oak-bark for thickning the cloth after it would be weaved. The would boil oak-bark in water, and steep the cloth, and put it through a beetling-mill, then they would dye it. They would make the dye from the roots of some plants, then they would press it, and it was fit for the tailor to make it into suits. They would make linen from flax. Every farmer would grow flax, when it would be ripe they would it, and make it into sheaves, then they would steep it in a pool of water, until it ferments, then
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2020-01-21 20:51
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There are many kinds of travellers on the road now-a-days. A great many having very good value, while others have not There were two young men out to day, through the country on bicycles, selling suit lengths They had nice stuff and sold it cheap. A little over a week ago other sort of peddlar came on the bus, with a large hamper of delph and glass ware, and also sold spectacles to the people. He went off again in the evening, after disposing of all in the large basket. There also comes a poor old woman in rags, we call her Mary Carr, and she raves a lot but everyone is kind to her, she has no sense for money, but she is a great pipe smoker. We have other beggars from the town also, everyone gives them a scoop of oatmeal or something to make them thankful. There was another we man going round, that we miss very much, he was called Scottie, and he used to have lovely and useful things. He would call every two months, and we would all be delighted when he opened his kit to get a peep a all his nice things.
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2020-01-21 20:42
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Warts (a). To apply a fasting spittle to them for nine mornings.
(b) Get a black snail and rub it to the wart then hang the snail on a bush until it is withered when the snail is withered the wart is said to be gone.
(c) Break chalk into holy water and apply it to the wart for nine mornings.
Mumps. (a). Mumps is cured by putting ass winkers on the sufferer and bring them round the pig sty seven times.
The dirty mouth (a) A posthumous child has the cure of the dirty mouth.
Wild Fire. (a) Wild fire is cured by rubbing a piece of gold to it.
Measels. (a) The measels are cured by boiling a nettle root and drinking the water.
Jaundice (a) The jaundice is cured by boiling snails and drinking the water. It is a disease which leaves the body all yellow.
The sting of a nettle. (a) The sting of a nettle is cured by rubbing the juce of a dock leaf to the sting.
A pain in the back (a) If a person had a pain in their back and an other person to tramp on them it would cure them.
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2020-01-21 20:26
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is a sup and every man and woman must take a sup:- Death
Forty sheep a shepherd and his dog how many feet is that:- Two
Why should Ireland be the richest country in the world:- Because its capital is always Dublin (Dubling)
What goes up a ladder and its head down:- A nail in a man's boot
What goes from house to house and stays at no house:- A path
As round as an apple as flat as pan one side a woman and the other a man:- a penny
What goes round the house and round the house and lies in the corner at night:- A brush
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2020-01-21 20:22
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Shut like a barn door opens like a trap many a thing you will think of but you'll never think of that:- An umberella
a leaper of ditches a clipper of thorns a little brown cow and a leather pair of horns:- A Hare
Tink tank on the bank ten drawn four:- A man milking a cow.
As I went out on yonder gap I met my uncle Davie I took him up and sucked his blood and left him lying easy:- A blackberry
Patches upon patches and patches without stitches riddle me that and I'll give you a penny:- A head of cabbage
Little Jenny Huddle sits in a puddle she wears a green gown and a white petticoat:- A rush
Use me well and I'm every body scratch my back and I'm nobody:- A mirror
The King of Rorey bought a ship and in that ship his daughter lay and I'll be blamed for telling her name and that's 3 times I told her name:- Ann
Who is the oldest woman in the world:-Ann Tiquity
In yonder meadow there is a table and in yonder table there is a drawer and in that drawer there is a cup and in that cup there
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2020-01-21 20:20
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man would be looking for a wife the match-maker would take him to the girls home. He would bring a bottle of whisky with him and having treated all he would let his business be known. He would tell the parents of the man’s good qualities, his wealth and his affection for the girl. The day of a marriage is one of the great rejoicing. Many old customs are still in use as the giving away of the Bride, the cutting of the bride’s cake and the drive in cars viewing the country-side. Before the men get married they usually want money with the Bride they also want land no matter how much of both he has himself.
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2020-01-21 20:09
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Old people say that there are a lot of old simple cures which are not used at all by the people nowadays. They also say that certain people have a cure. For instance they say that the seventh son or the seventh daughter has a cure, and that a (po) posthumous child has a cure or a child born on a certain day of the week or of the year.
Most people like to visit "Holy Wells", and "pay rounds" there for to cure any ailment they are infected with. In this district they go to "Tobar Dearg", and they say that a round at that well cures when rheumatism, and many other (diseased) diseases.
Some people say that if a person eats the food left behind by a ferret, it will cure the whooping cough. Other people say that if a person gets a headache very bad, he may boil the bark of an oak tree, and they say that, that would cure it.
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2020-01-21 20:07
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Bachelors are very common in this district at the present time. They are very easy to distinguish from the rest of the people. They are usually not very well dressed, and dirty in their appearance due to the lack of care by an affectionate wife. Ask a bachelor why he never got married and he will probably say “Well, I never could get one to suit me. I would want a girl with plenty of money and a piece of land. I got plenty of proposals in my time, but some of them were from girls of no standing. You know my people are respectable”. Bachelors usually lead a solitary life, their houses are not very clean, and everything is in the wrong place. Marriages are most frequent in this district before the season of Lent. There used to be matches made in this district long ago. When the
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2020-01-21 20:02
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Our grand father tells us, that the big storm was about 50 years ago that He remembers no storm like this Houses trees were knocked, People were unable to gets out to out to the fields to look after their horses and cattle, many of them strayed away with hunger and were got dead along the roads. All the ships on the sea wear lost snow fell for many days and the poor people in their little huts were perished and starved All the potatoes and oats were destroyed with rain and the poor people had nothing to eat. He also remembers to hear about a big wind about a hundred years ago. He says that almost the roofs of every little house in the Country and the poor people in there little huts had to go on their hands and feet to get to a safe safe house the were poor and got it very hard to get them fised, He heard that it was on the night of the 6th of January 1939 All the hay was blown away
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2020-01-21 20:01
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cut in the middle of it. Get two pieces of cord and tie them to the piece of leather by making holes on two sides of it. One piece of twine is longer than the other. The long piece is wound around the hand and the short piece is held between the thumb and first-finger, and this piece is left go when you want to fire a shot out of the sling.
A pipe is made out of a reel and a bit of timber for a stem
Boats are made out of paper.
Whistles are made out of straws.
A catapult is made from a gabhlóg, two pieces of rubber, and a bit of leather.
A crib for catching birds is made out of pieces of alder.
A football is made out of a pig's bladder.
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2020-01-21 20:01
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This story was told to me by Mr Michael Tevlin of Newrath. Once upon a time there was a herd living in Horst named John Fitzpatrick. He dreamt three nights in succession of a treasure that was hidden in a field called the “mash” in the town land of Newrath. He also dreamt that the key of it was hidden in Staholmog grave-yard. He went to the graveyard the following night and he found a round stone with nine holes pierced in it. This stone he believed was the key of the treasure. He dreamt again that night that there was as much treasure hidden as six horses in Kilbeg would be able to draw. He also dreamt that there would have to be a life lost before the treasure could be recovered. But without any fear of his life being lost he started to go for the treasure. He wanted to bring his son with him but his mother would not let him go so the treasure remains there still.
The key then passed into the possession of Mr Tevlin who had it for years. But a friend of his named John Walsh of Horgan, brought it to America, where it remains still.
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2020-01-21 19:57
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A small basket to hang on a girl's necklace is made out of a chestnut. Get a fairly round chestnut. Make two cuts with a very sharp knife close together over the top of the chestnut. Then make two more cuts around the sides of the chestnut till they would meet the ends of the first two cuts. Cut away the part between the cuts and scrape out the inside and the basket is made. It it isn't scraped out carefully it is very easy to break it.
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A whistle is made out of a chestnut by making a hole in the top and cleaning out the inside of it.
A whistle is made by taking a piece of a flagger and holding it just between the thumbs with the hands closed. Blow into the hole between the two thumbs.
A Sling is made by getting a small piece of soft leather or the tongue of a boot. It must be cut square and a small hole
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2020-01-21 19:52
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Bollie fellow. My Rattlin gossin. My hardie lassie. Its like more frost
My thundering man. Thats a great day
My tight slip. My thumping fellow
Thats a drawky day. You are a great chap no Good chap. doubt
Its is like a sup of rain. Me sound girl
Thats a soft day. How are you doing
'Well me hardie kicker. you are full of the grog
Thats a damp day
My (d) smashing fellow
Me thundering youth
Me toppin chap
Thats a stormy day
Full as I am and as bad as I am and as bad as I am, I am better than you as bad as I am.
so now come on
The hard man
Hello there
Bollie girl
Dandy man. Anything strange
My bollie boy. Its a rippin day
My nice wee gentle man. Anything new
Tattern Lassie, How do
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2020-01-21 19:51
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My father used always make a pegging-top for himself. He used get a bit of holly about two and a half inches long and about two inches wide. The holly should be well seasoned. Then he'd pare it down to a point at one end and the other end would be left round by paring away the corners. When he had it well shaped and made smooth he'd bring it to the blacksmith. When the smith would not be busy he would make a steel spear and drive it into the point of the top. This would be the best kind of a top for pegging because the steel spear would be sharp for taking "mutties" out of other tops, and when the holly would be well seasoned it would be hard for other tops to knock 'mutties' off it. Sometimes they used peg a drift from Casey's corner down as far as Stable's Cross and there would be a whole lot of them pegging away.
Twas easy to make a slashing-top for a girl with any piece of timber and a nail.
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2020-01-21 19:45
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Cold tea is a cure for sore eyes.
To cure a sty in the eye wash it in the morning with the fasting spit.
To cure splits in the hands put wax in them.
Butter-milk will take away freckles.
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2020-01-21 19:44
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A cure for a swollen neck is goose-grease.
A cure for a wart is goose-grease.
The cure for whooping cough is a mixture of sheep's and donkey's milk.
A cure for a bad stomach is sour-leaves.
If a greyhound puts out his stifle-joint put him lying down and tie the bad leg fairly short up to his neck. Then make him get up by himself.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 19:43
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Dubhairt sé “muna mbéadh mise annseo maidín (r) í mbárach roimh éirigh na (grep) gréine is féidir leatsa gabhail aon áit is mian leat”. Chuaidh an gasúr na luighe go dtí ceathar a’chlog. D’éirigh sé annsin agus suidhe sé ag an doras.
Nuair a bhí sé h-uaire ina shuidhe d’éirigh an grian agus ní rabh duine ar bith ag teacht. Chuaidh sé go dtí an rí agus bhí a saighdiuirí ag troid lé arm éile. Thug an rí capall dó agus fuair sé a chlaidhamh agus thoisigh sé ag troid leis an (an) arm éile.
Nuair a bhí sé leath-uair ag troid ní rabh duine d’en arm a rabh an rí ag troid le beo. Bhí an áthas ar an rí agus chuaidh sé abhaile. Nuair a bhí an gasúr cupla mí í dteach an rí fuair an rí bás agus thug sé mórán airgid d’on gasúr. Chuaidh an gasúr abhaile agus tá se ina comhnaidhe ann o’n lá sin go dtí an lá indiú.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 19:42
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an gháraidh go dtáinig na daoine a bhí ag gabhail go dtí Sléibhthe na Teineadh isteach fósta.
Fuair siad greim ar agus thug siad an gasúr leis. Caill an gasúr cionn dé a bhróga ag gabhail trasna an bhála. Smaoitigh an bhanrioghan ar an ghasúr. Chuaidh si amach agus thoisigh sí ag cuarthughadh. Fuair sí cionn dé na bhróga. Bhí is aige annsin go rabh an gasúr ag na daoine éile.
Cuir sí amach a cuid saighdiuirí agus cuola bád. Chonnaic siad na daoine a rabh an gasúr leis. Nuair a chonnaic siadsan na saighdiuirí ag teacht. Caith siad an ghasúr amuigh ins an fhairrge. Bhí an gasúr measardha maith ag snámh agus snámh sé go dtí an talamh.
Chuaidh sé go dtí roilig agus chuaidh sé isteach í n-uaigh. Nuair a bhí sé cupla h-uaire annsin tháinig na daoine a bhí ag tabhairt é fhéin go dti Sléibhthe na Teineadh.
Fuair siad greim ar agus thug siad an gasúr (agus) isteach go dtí an teach. Lá amháin a rabh na daoine go léir ar siubhal acht an gasúr agus an sean-fhear. Dubhairt an sean-fhear go rabh seisean ag gabhail amach.
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2020-01-21 19:41
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Cure for mumps is fresh lard.
A cure for a pain in the teeth is to catch a frog and put him into your mouth and you'll never get a pain in your teeth again
The cure for warts is to rub a wet match to them.
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2020-01-21 19:41
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Once upon a time there lived a woman at the Billis who had magic power. She had two servant boys. One night one of them happened to waken he heard her steps coming up the stairs he shut his eyes and pretended he was asleep. She came to the bedside and said magic words and turned the other boy into a horse. She got up on him and rode him down the stairs about an hour later she returned to the room with the horse and said the words backways and turned him into a man. The next night the boy got up and same words and turned her into a horse and rode away, he returned to the house about an half an hour later and said the words backways he forgot the last word he turned her into a woman but she had horses hooves.
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2020-01-21 19:41
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isteach ins an teineadh annsin iad.
Bhí an gasúr éile ag fanacht ar. Shil sé go rachadh sé isteach agus go dtoiseochadh sé ag cuarthughadh. Bhí se ag cuarthughadh cupla lá agus ní rabh sé ábalta é a fhághaill. Nuair a bhí an gasúr mí istoigh ins an t-seomra tháinig beirt daoine isteach agus tug siad an gasúr leobhtha. Thug siad an gasúr go dtí an fhairrge. Bhí badh mor annsin. Cuir cupla daoine an gasúr isteach í mbocsa. Bhí poll ar an bocsa lé éar a leigint isteach.
Nuair a bhi na daoine agus an bád giota (a) amuigh (ip) ins an fhairrge connaic an bhanrioghhan iad ag teacht. Cuir sí amach a cuid saighdiuirí. Chuaidh siad go dti an áit a rabh an bhád. Chuaidh cupla fear isteach ins an bád agus thoisigh siad ag cuarthughadh. Ins an deireadh fuair siad an gasúr. Thug siad an gasúr leobhtha go dti an teach. Nuair a bhí gasúr cupla uaire istoigh ins an teach dubhairt se go rachadh sé amuigh cupla bomaite.
Chuaidh sé isteach ins an gháraidh. Ní rabh se ibhfad ins
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2020-01-21 19:40
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bag and open it would get the warts, and according as the warts were coming on them they would be leaving the person who had them.
To cure a dog with distemper stick his head in cold water.
Another cure for a dog with distemper is to make him swallow a fistful of hot salt.
Another cure for a wart is to rub it hard with a bit of fat bacon. Then bury the bacon and the wart would go away by degrees.
The leavings of milk after feeding the ferrets is a cure for whooping cough.
A cure for the thrush is to have a boy who never saw his mother to blow his breath down the throat of the person with the thrush.
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2020-01-21 19:39
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óraibh fhéin.
Thug an fear na h-éadaigh leis agus chuaidh sé abhaille. Chuaidh an bhéirt ghasúr fríd an choill. Nuair a bhí siad ag siubhal chupla uaire tháinig siad ar amharch baile-mór.
D’iarr gasúr amháin leis an gasúr éile, “Cé’n duine a rachaidh isteach go dtí an baile-mór”. Dubhairt gasúr amháin go rachadh seisean isteach agus go gceannochadh sé beagan bidh. Chuaidh sé isteach í dteach agus bhí gach cineal bidh ann.
Chonnaic sé arán mhilis agus cheannuigh sé giota dé. Shíl sé go rachadh sé amach. Dubhairt an fear leis nach rabh cead aige gábhail amach go fóill. Cuir sé an ghasúr isteach sa t-seomra éile. Bhí dhá seór fear thart fan téinidh í lár an urláir. Dubhairt fear amháin leis an ghasur go mbeadh sé ar bhád go dtí Sléibhthe na Teineadh.
Cuir an gasúr ceist ar “Ce’n ciall atá lé sin”. Dubhairt sé (bheiread) “Bheirfidh muid gach duine a thig isteach annseo go dtí an áit sin agus annsin chuirfadh muid teinidh mór síos”. Caithfidh muid na daoine
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2020-01-21 19:39
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We have great roads in the country around us. The best of these roads, is the broad road, which leads from Enniskillen to Dublin. It is a lovely tarred road, on it runs all sorts of motors, and vehicles. It is called a first class road. The second class roads, are not so wide, but are rough, with sheets of gravel. These roads, are locally known, the Stradone road, which leads from Ballyjamesduff, to Stradone. The bog road leads from Ballyjamesduff to the Stradone road. The next important road to the broad road, is the road leading from Ballyjamesduff to the New Inns. There is a road leading from Ballyjamesduff to Cavan, it is called the Cavan road.
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2020-01-21 19:38
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a chlaidheamh. Tháinig eagla ar an chapall agus thoisigh sé ag léimnigh, bris sé an rópa agus as go bráth leis fríd an choill. Rith an fear ina dhiaidh agus d’fhág sé an claidheamh ag an bheirt ghasúr.
Bhí collach-fiadhain ins an choill. Bhí fhíos ag n bheirt ghasúr go mharbh an collach-fiadhain íad. Bhris anbheirt gasúr an rópa a rabh siad cheangailt leis. Thug siad an claidheamh leobhtha. Nuair a chuaidh siad go dtí an áit a rabh an fear, bhí an collach-fiadhain ag teacht comharach d’on fhear. Rith an bheirt gasúr agus mharbh siad an collach-fiadhain. Dubhairt an fear nach marbh seisean an bheirt ghasúr.
Dubhairt an fear go mbéadh seisean marbh anois acht gur marbh an bheirt gasúr an collach-fhiadhain. Cuirfhidh mé fhuil an collach-fhiadhain isteach í nda bhuideal agus innseochadh mé d’on rí gur fuil an bheirt buachall atá ann. Dubhairt sé leis an bheirt ghasúr bain dibh bhur gcuid éadaigh agus bheirfidh mise mó chuid éadaigh atá ormsa d’on bheirt aghaibhsé. Nuair a bhí sin déanta aige chuir an bheirt ghasúr chuid d’en éadaigh a bhí ar an fhear
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2020-01-21 19:37
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Bhí rí ann ám amháin agus bhí dá mhac aige. Bhí dhá chailín i na gcomhnaidhe gíota uaidh. Níor mhaith leis na cailíní seo an bheirt ghasúr. Chuaidh an dhá chailín seo go dtí theach an rí agus dubhairt siad go marbhochadh an dhá ghasúr a mháthair.
Bhí fhearg an mhór ar an rí agus dubhairt sé lé fear a bhí aige fá choinne daoine a mharbhadh an dhá mhac a thabhairt go dtí an choill agus iad a mharbhughadh.
(a chapall agus ) Fuair an fear a chapall agus a chlaidheamh agus an bheirt ghasúr. Chuaidh sé go dtí an choill. Nuair a bhí sé ag gabhail an bheirt ghasúr a mharbhughadh Níor mhaith lé ghasúr amháin acú an ghasúr éile a fheiceal nuair a (bhíodh) bhí sé ag fághail bhás. Ní rabh fhios ag duine ar bith ce’n dóigh a mharbhughadh sé an dhá ghasúr. Dubhairt an fhear go gceanglochadh sé an bheirt ghasúr lé chéile agus go marbhughadh sé an bheirt lé chéile. Maith go leor ar’s an bheirt ghasúr.
Nuair a bhí sé ag tógail a
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2020-01-21 19:36
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sé cupla lá annsin fuair na daoine cuola lá saoire agus síl an fear seo go racfadh sé (amuigh) amach fríd an tír go bhfeicfeadh sé cuid dithe.
Ní rabh sé ibfad ag siubhal go dtainig sé fad le siopa a rabh fear ag díol rothar ann. Nuair a thainig sé comhgarac d’on t-siopa seas sé tamall ag amharc ar na rothair. Ní rabh sé ibfad in a seasamh go dtainig an siopadór amach agus d’iarr sé ar rothar a ceannacht.
Dubhairt (ai) an fear eile go dthainig sé aonseo le luach bo a saothrughadh “Acht” arsan siopadór bhéadh na daoine go léir ag gairidh ort nuair a bhfeicfeadh siad tú ag marcaideacht ar bó”. “Acht” arsan fear eile bhéadh siad ag gairid céad uair nios mho orm nuair na dfeiceadh siad mé ag bligh rothar”. Cuaidh an siopadór isteach agus d’imthigh an fear leis.
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2020-01-21 19:36
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A cure for a wart is to take a rib of hair from the head and tie it tightly around the wart and it would fall off in a few days.
To cure wild fire you should write the person's name on it.
Cure for a tooth-ache - put hot salt up to the cheek.
The cloth hung out on St. Brigid's night is the cure for a sore throat.
To cure the sting of a nettle - rub a dock leaf to the sting.
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2020-01-21 19:33
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To stop a cut from bleeding - put a cob-web to it.
A cure for warts is to put a bag with four small round stones in it a a cross of four roads. Whoever would pick up the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 19:32
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Lá amháin bhí sean fhear agus m’uncal ag chur isteach féir do Proinnsas Mhic a Bhaird, agus bhí asal acu. Nuair a bhí an lod féir ar an asal thoisigh siad ag ceangailt an rópaí. An céad ropha a ceangail an fhear cengail an fear eile d’on roth é, agus an ropa eile ceangail sé é igceart.
Nuiar a thoisigh an fear ag tarraingt ar an teach ní rabh an t-asal abalta an cairt a tarraingt ag thoisigh (al) an sean duine ag buaileadh an asal acht ní rabh sé abalta an cairt a tarraingt los an deireadh d’amharc an sean duine thart agus chonnaic sé an rópa ceanngailt d’on roth. Fuair sé greim ar an fhorc agus caith sé in a dhiaidh, agus on lá sin amach bhí na daoine go léir ag imirt cleasannaí ar an (duire) duine seo.
Sgéal.
Bhí fear ann aon uair amháin agus bhí sé measardha bocht. Aon lá amháin smaointigh sé go rachfadh sé go dtí Albain le luach bó a saotruighadh. Nuair a bhí
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 19:31
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About a hundred years ago they people made all the house-hold things themselves but in our day they people buy all the household things. Long ago they made candles, starch dye linen and other things. They made the candles from rushes they made them by taking the green peeling of and they left a few strips on it, to keep it firm then they had agrissit and they melted grease and they soaked they rushes in it, and then they left it to dry and these candles burned for a certain time. They also made starch from grating potatoes when they would drain the top and the starch would lie in the bottom then they would take it out and leave it to dry and it would make grand starch.
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2020-01-21 19:30
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valleys, where the people would collect to hear mass.
It is therefore supposed that there was a mass rock or some structure to form a chapel somewhere in the vicinity of Mountbagnal.
It is alleged that on the approach of the military on one occasion the priest had hurriedly to collect together the sacred vessels which consisted of a chalice, monstrance crucifix, ciborium and hide them in the graveyard. The inhabitants of this district say that these sacred vessels are still in their hiding place in the graveyard.
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2020-01-21 19:25
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A legend which is still preserved in this part of the district is that of a treasure which is supposed to be hidden somewhere in the grave-yard of Newtown, Mountbagnal.
During the early part of the eighteenth century when the Penal Laws were in existance [sic] the priests were forbidden to say mass in the churches and the only thing they could do therefore was offer up the mass in secret places among the hills or in the
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2020-01-21 19:19
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Long ago the old houses were built with clay, and roofed with heavy oak beams. They were called mudwall houses. the floor was made with clay, and the had besoms made from Broon or heather. There were no chimneys on the house, the fire would be on the middle of the floor, or in the middle of the gable wall and a little hole on the top of the house. There were no windows on it, only a hole in the wall and little doors called shuters on the. They old people never used cups or poringers, they used vessels, that were called noggins. In small kitchens, where the would be a big family, they would have a falling table that they would let down at meal time, and put it up on the wall when they would be through. The also used baskets that the would sit round. The had a settle-bed, in which the boy would sleep. In the day time they would close it. and it was a grand seat for the young people
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2020-01-21 19:14
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brought to a sweat-house and were kept there until the fever passed away. There is a sweat-house in Glenmore and whenever anyone got fever a big fire was lighted in the sweathouse and the patient rolled in blankets and put into it to sweat away the fever.
Headaches | Rose Mary plant. A tight bandage tied around the head.
Hiccough | If someone gives you a fright when you have the hiccough it will stop.
If you take three sips of water it will cure it also.
If you put three pinches of salt (of) in your mouth it will cure it.
Mumps | To go under a donkey three
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 19:12
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A prayer when you are in bed
I leave my body down to sleep. I give my soul to God to keep and if I die before I wake I pray to God my soul to take and if I die in mortal sin I am lost for ever. O Jesus have mercy on me
A prayer before going to sleep
I leave my body down to sleep. I give my soul to God to keep. If any evil spirit troubles me the Blessed Virgin waken me
There are four corners on my bed. There are four angels round my spread. Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. God bless the bed that I lie on
A prayer of old Irish woman After Communion
Welcome sweet Lord Jesus
A hundred thousands welcomes, may the whole world adore thee
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2020-01-21 19:11
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Burns | A certain person is to lick a mancreeper and then that person can cure burns. Another cure is a poultice of soda and buttermilk. Dip a rag in paraffin oil and rub it to the burn.
Consumption | Mullen plant of pigs lug, and a plant called bog-bane.
Colds | Bath feet in a hot mustard bath.
Cuts | Chew a piece of carpenter leaf and apply it to the cut. Cold water spilled on the cut will stop it from bleeding. Brown paper wrapped tightly round the cut also stops it from bleeding.

Fever | Fever stricken patients were
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2020-01-21 19:06
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The Swan builds builds her nest in a bog along a lake, she lays fourtheen or fiftheen eggs, and she hatches for a month.
The Crow builds her nest in the top op a high tree, she lays seven or eight eggs, and she hatches for two weeks. It is said it was the magpie that showed the crow, how to build her nest, the crow didnt know how to build its nest, and she went to the magpie to show her how, and when the had it built all but to roof it, the fell out, and the magpie left her and the crow never got a roof on her nest.
The Wag-tail builds her nest in a bog, she lays two eggs, and she hatches for two weeks.
The Wild-geese build their nests in a big bog, she lays about twelve eggs, and they hatch for a month.
The Snipe builds its nest in a meadow, and she lays five eggs, and she hatches for two weeks.
The lark builds its in a meadow, she lays six eggs, and she hatches for two weeks.
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2020-01-21 18:56
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Nests. The cuckoo builds no nest she lays her egg, and puts it in another birds nest, the other bird hatches the egg along with her own eggs. When the young Cuckoo comes out, the bird feeds it, and when it is getting big in they nest, it throws the other birds out of the nest, and when its able to fly, it goes to Africa after the big bird. The Corncrake builds her nest in the meadows, she bulds the nest with moss, she lays about twelve eggs, and when the young ones come out, the follow the hen.
The Pheasant builds its nest in big woods, she lays twelve or more eggs.
The Partridge builds her nest in grassy fields along the fence, she lays from eight to ten eggs, she hatches for about two weeks.
The Swallow builds her nest under the eve of a house, she lays five eggs, she hatches for ten days.
The Water-hen builds her nest along a river, she lays elever or twelve eggs, she hatches for two weeks.
The Wild-duck, builds her nest around the lakes she lays fourtheen eggs, and she hatches for three weeks.
The crane builds its nest in a wood on the top of a high tree, she lays about ten eggs, she hatches for three weeks.
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2020-01-21 18:53
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given to birds to make them sing.
Mugwort
Mugwort is strong enough to intoxicate people. It is an old saying, If a footman put mugwort in his boots in the morning he may go 40 miles before noon and not be weary.
Bluebells
Bluebell bulbs will yield starch and was used for such in olden times it also makes a marvellous paste for books and is a known remedy for bald heads for producing hair or for beardless men.
Dandelion with Globe of down
The Schoolboys clock in everytown-
It is also called Shepherd's clock
since the blossoms open and close at regular hours, and it tells when rain is near when the down flies off stem on a calm day.
Nettles boiled are a splendid tonic for the blood, and feed for pigs and ducks.
Fleabane
Fleabane laid on bites or stings cures them and keeps down the swelling
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2020-01-21 18:48
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Wild Birds. The Cuckoo, Corncrake, Pheasant, Partridge, Swallow, Water-hen, Wild-ducks, Crane, Swan, Crow, Wag-tail, Wild geese, Snipe, Lark.
The Cuckoo, goes to Africa. The Corncrake, also to Africa. The Swallows go to Abyssinia. It is said the Wag-tails migrate in the summer.
Signs It is said that the Swallows fly high, that it is the sign of good weather, and when they fly low it is the sign of rain,
When the Corncrake is continually singing it is the sign of wet weather.
When the Crow is late going to its rook it is the sign of rain.
When the wild geese, comes to the lakes it is the sign of storm.
When the swans change to another place in the lake, the wind is going to change.
When the Wag-tails is on the house top, it is the sign of good weather.
When the Snipe is heard high in the sky in the evening, it is the sign of good weather.
When the Partridge is calling in the evening, it is generally going to be rain.
When the Cuckoo sings on a bare torn sell your cow, and buy corn.
When the Cuckoo, Corncrake and swallow comes early it is the sign of a good season.
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Long ago the people had a much different diet to what the present day people have. The old people worked very hard and had but three meals a day. Their food consisted of oat-meal bread, potatoes, and butter milk and also porridge and their drink consisted of butter milk and sowans. Long ago the people would have an hour's work done before their braekfast. For their braekfast they would have porridge and butter milk. For their dinner they had potatoes, salt, and milk. For their supper they had potatoes. During the hot weather their drink consisted of sowans which were made from oat-meal and seeds. Bacon and meat was not used then. They used wooden vesils called noggins. Tea was at that time.
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2020-01-21 18:21
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Bollie fellow. My rattlin gossin. My hardie lassie. Its like more frost
My thundering man. Thats a great day
My tight slip. My thumping fellow
Thats a drawky day. You are a great chap no Good chap. doubt
Its is like a sup of rain. Me sound girl
Thats a soft day. How are you doing
'Well me hardie kicker. you are full of the grog
Thats a damp day
My (d) smashing fellow
Me thundering youth
Me toppin chap
Thats a stormy day
Full as I am and as bad as I am and as bad as I am, I am better than you as bad as I am.
so now come on
The hard man
Hello there
Bollie girl
Dandy man. Anything strange
My bollie boy. Its a rippin day
My nice wee gentle man. Anything new
Tattern Lassie, How do
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2020-01-21 18:06
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mbead rud éigin ar siubhal ar an Ráith sin agus go mbéádh na h-Eireannaigh ann. Chuaidh sé agus a chuid fhear agus do mharbhuigeadar gach duinne a tháinig ann gan truagh acu d'aoinne. Le go gcuirfead an t-ainm sin in iul d cách gur ainm nua atá ann, tá an Ráth sin chómh sean leis na clocha. Tá cupla uaigh le feiscint fé lathair gar do'n ait sin. Sa mbliadhan 1856 rinneadh tochailt measg na Ráth agus na gCnoicín ar an gCurrach.
Maidir le "Rath na Croiche" séárd a bhí ann na lanna iarrainn a raibh cabhail cheanrógach air. Fiacal mór capaill a friteadh sé troigte síos faoín dtalamh ins an gceanntar ceadhna agus in a theannta sin go leór piosa iarrainn fuaireadh freisin bonn airgid edgar tuairim agus troigh sios fé'n gcré i lár an dúin, agus deirtear gurbh ait comhnuighthe an taoisig an dun sin.
Ingar do'n áit frítheadh carn dubh

(Winnie Day, Town Hall, Athy)
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leath dóighthe a thomhas dhá throigh treasna agus píosa mór de ceann lanna iarrainn.
Tamall beag roimhe sin foscladh puill bheaga i gCurrach Cille Dara agus fuatha sinnn bhí cnamhartaigh in a seasamh suas direach ar a gcosa agus lanna ar a raibh ceann diarrainn in a láimh nó lé'n a dtaobh.

Ní mór dom anois cúntas gearr do thabhairt ar an bPortach anois. Tá timcheall le 50,000 acra de'n conndae ar an taobh thuaidh agus siar ó thuaidh fé'n Phortach Allain. Is réidh uaigneach cúin an ceanntar seo, ach annso is annsiúd éirígeann árdán de thalmhan saidbir. Ní mórán eolais agam fé na 50,000 achra úd ach tá cuid dé'n Phortach mór sin gar dom thíghse sa bhaile agus ba mhaith liom cúpla focail ó rádh in taobh. Timceall 80 bliadhain ó shoin ceapadh go mbféidir Cóc' do dhéanamh as

(Madge McCauley, 32 Leinster St. Athy)
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2020-01-21 18:02
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little men dancing and singing and hearing music that would delight a person. He saw the king and queen of the fairies and they forced him to dine with them with them but he refused to do so.
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2020-01-21 17:59
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There is a fort in Drumina in the Parish of Lurgan Co Cavan. It is in a very lonely place surrounded by many lonely trees and has a lot of stones with carvings on them inside. It is supposed to be haunted with ghosts and fairies. There is supposed to be a banshee heard there crying before any person dies and on that account people dread to pass after dark and after twelve oclock. About a mile away from this there is another fort in the townland of Lisnafanna and it is called the Lios that is how Lisnafanna got its name. It is situated in a nice flat filed and there is a ditch all round it. In the centre of the fort is a lone bush. Nobody ever touched this tree for fear of some ill luck befalling them. In the town-land of Carrickeeltybeg there is another fort. It is surrounded by lone bushes and inside are whins and rocks. There are fairies and ghosts in this fort. One foggy night a man went down to look at cattle that he had in fields at this fort. He went astray and could not get back. The next place be found himself was in the middle of a group of
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2020-01-21 17:51
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not go away with its owner but remained at home and it is still supposed to guard the hidden treasure and anyone who goes to dig for the treasure is sure to meet death if they are not strong enough to kill the blood-hound, but if luck is with them and they are able to out-do the hound, then all the gold and silver will belong to them.
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2020-01-21 17:51
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mbead rud éigin ar siubhal ar an Ráith sin agus go mbéádh na h-Eireannaigh ann. Chuaidh sé agus a chuid fhear agus do mharbhuigeadar gach duinne a tháinig ann gan truagh acu d'aoinne. Le go gcuirfead an t-ainm sin in iul d cách gur ainm nua atá ann, tá an Ráth sin chómh sean leis na clocha. Tá cupla uaigh le feiscint fé lathair gar do'n ait sin. Sa mbliadhan 1856 rinneadh tochailt measg na Ráth agus na gCnoicín ar an gCurrach.
Maidir le "Rath na Croiche" séárd a bhí ann na lanna iarrainn a raibh cabhail cheanrógach air. Fiacal mór capaill a friteadh sé troigte síos faoín dtalamh ins an gceanntar ceadhna agus in a theannta sin go leór piosa iarrainn fuaireadh freisin bonn airgid edgar tuairim agus troigh sios fé'n gcré i lár an dúin, agus deirtear gurbh ait comhnuighthe an taoisig an dun sin.
Ingar do'n áit frítheadh carn dubh
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2020-01-21 17:48
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There is a story told about a treasure being hidden in a field in Castlerahan. This is a very small field, it is, in fact two hills beside each other and in the hollow between the two the treasure is said to be hidden. Besides gold there is said to be a bag of valuable silver-ware and a blood hound is supposed to guard this treasure day and night.
The story has come down through the centuries and is related thus:-
Long, long ago there was a little cabin situated on top of one of the little hills which is flat on the summit but the owner of this house was really a very rich man who was living in make believe poverty so as not to excite the suspicion of a gang of money-hunters who were at that time at large in the country.
This man lived alone except for the company of a blood hound which he kept to guard his treasure. One day he heard rumours that he was being tracked by the gang of criminals so he hastily dug a hole and put the treasure into it and he himself rushed across some fields and remained in hiding for a few days until his safety was assured and afterwards, the story, says, he sailed to France and nothing was ever heard of his returning, the blood hound did
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2020-01-21 16:30
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Butter Making - A story
Superstition
There was once a woman on the border of our village, who was supposed to be on the pastures on a May morning before the sun got up and before any smoke came out of any of the chimneys, to pick a certain herb and to skim the well where people went for water to make their butter. It was said that she sold a great amount of butter each week, from one cow and some people said that she used to say " the butter of the village for me"
Rose A Henegan.
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Butter Making - A story
Superstition
THere was once a woman on the border of our village, who was supposed to be on the pastures on a May morning before the sun got up and before any smoke came out of any of the chimneys, to lick a certain herb and to skim the well where people went for water to make their butter. It was said that she dols a great amount of butter each week, from one voe and some people said that she used to say " the butter of the village for me"
Rose A Henegan.
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2020-01-21 16:19
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My mother always put a spark of fire under the churn or into it, to keep away evil.
The Co. Kerry spailpíns used to come here to dig the potatoes. Five or six were there and the day came very wet, and they were all inside. The mother said they could make the butter, and if they were not at it yet, they couldn't get it all to turn. One of the men said "I'll soon find out who is taking it. He reddened the sock of a plough and started beating it with a sledge and it started to blaze so much that they all ran out, they thought he was bringing the devil out of it, and what did they see but a woman walking down the road who had been sick for a long time. I saw her myself. After that they made the butter. I believe myself that the evil spirits were handed down from genaration to genaration. They can do these things.
When snugging the cows they used to sing. I remember --
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2020-01-21 16:12
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De réir tuairmí baineann a leithéid siud do'n Ré Roimh-Críost ach os rud e gur le ceile a rinneadh an chloch agus an chros seo is dócha gur san 10ad anois dealbuighead iad -

Mar a dubhrad ceana saompla seadh an Chros seo den cheangal idir sean nosa na bpágánac agus ealadha na gCriostuidhe.
Is san gConndae seo - Co Cille Dara atá dhá cloc díreac cosamail leis na cinn atá le fághail i "Maein- Colm-Cille". Ceann amháin in a seasamh i sean Roilig in aice le Roilig Caisleain Dhiarmuda. Cloch nó Carraigín na Leabhar a tugtar ar an tárna ceann. Ní féidir liom tuille eolais do thabhairt ortha anois mar ní feacas iad ariamh agus níl ach tagairt deanta orta san leabar do sgriobh Lord Walter Fitzgerald. Ní mór dom crioc do cuir leis an dréact seo anois gidh nach bfuil ach
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2020-01-21 16:01
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Patrick Meegan of Drumcatten, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was a famous rope maker, he could make quite good ones.
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2020-01-21 16:01
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ann de gnáth. Baintear usáíd ar an t-uisge sin cun faithinní do leigheasmhadh.
Tá Ratha ann gan amhras agus táid le feiscint go fóill. Raithín-an-Aodhaire a tugtar ar cheann acu agus timceall míle go leith ón Ráit sin tá "Ráth na Croiche". Sé sin an ceann is mó. Deantar tagairt do'n Ráit sin go min'c ins na sean sgéalta, ach mar sin féin ní deirimse go bhfuil an t-ainm sin air le fada. Ón sliochth seo leanar is furas a thuighsint connus mar fuair an Ráth an t-ainm. I rith an cogaidh Móir a bhí ar siubal in Éirinn san mbliadhan 1798. Tharla go raibh Saighdúirí ar an gCurrach fe ceannas General Dundas. Thug sé ordú timceall an 26adh lá de Mí na Bealtaine, go mbéidh gach Eireannach shaor, a thiocfad go dtí "Rat na Croiche" ar an 29adh lá den mhí agus a treallmha troda do thabhairt do. Ach ar mhaidin an lá airithe sin tháinig General James Duff ó Thiobrad Arain le 600 fear agus nuair chuala sé go
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2020-01-21 15:58
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Peter Hanratty of Lannet, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was famed as a nail maker. He could make thirty - six nails in a day.
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2020-01-21 15:54
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John Mc Ardle of Lacklum, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, made spades for the whole district, for fifty years.
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2020-01-21 15:50
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James Callan of Kednaminshia, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, would supply the district with soap. It was not known how he used make this soap.
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2020-01-21 15:47
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Tobernault
There are a few holy wells throughout this locality. The only ones I know are Tobernault, Tober Curran and Dromard. Tober Nault holy well is about three miles from Ballisodare. It is in the parish of Sligo and in the diocese of Elphin.
Every year in Garland Sunday people from the locality visit the Holy well. People can visit it any day but Garland Sunday is the day fixed and then there is a kind of Pilgrimage to it.
On Garland Sunday Mass is said at eight o'clock. There are stations erected around the place. People do the stations and pray at a big crucifix which is erected on a hill near the well.
Long ago it is said a little girl was cured from "real feet", and a man with a disfigured face washed his face with the water from the well and was cured.
On Garland Sunday people bring bottles of water home from the well. They take three drinks of the water from the well on
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Garland Sunday. The ivy that grows around the crucifix at Tobernault is picked and kept for a pain in the ear. The principal cure at Tobernault is the cure of insanity.

TOBERCURRAN
is a well half-a mile from Ballisodare. It is situated on the side of the road in Carricknagat. People use the water for household purposes. The water is very cold in Summer and in Winter it is flat.
There is a bush at the brink of the well and a remarkable thing about it is it never grows and it never decays and it does not produce leaves or blossoms.
It is said that when the French soldiers were in Carricknagat, their wives washed their clothes in the well. At this time the well was at the foot of the mountain but when it was interfered with it moved to Carricknagat.
There is a story told about a woman who drank some of the water from this well and was cured from some disease or pain.
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2020-01-21 15:46
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Owen Duffy, of Ednamo, Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, was known locally as the "Basket Maker." He used make them from "sally" rods.
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2020-01-21 15:36
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candles. They were not as good as the candles that we have now, but would last a longer time.
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2020-01-21 15:34
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Pat Clarke of Conrass, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, who was a beggarman used come to the neighbouring houses and make
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2020-01-21 15:29
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Owen Connolly, of Drumnagrella, inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was a noted thatcher. He could thatch one side of a house twenty - eight feet by twelve feet broad, in a day.
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2020-01-21 15:25
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St Fechin is the local patron saint of this district and he is associated in many ways with it. There is an old church now in ruins near our school and it was built by St. Fechin. It is said that St. Fechin built his first church in Ballisodare.
St. Fechin was born in the seventh century in Billa in the parish of Ballisadare and in the barony of Leyney. The day this great saint was born a beautiful light was seen in the sky over the house. Lassara was his mother and Coelcharna was his father.
A few miles from Ballisodare there is a school named after St. Fechin "Sgoil Fecín Naomtha" and there is a hall in Gleann called St. Fechins Hall. A Feis is held every autumn under his patronage and it is called "Feis Feicín Naomtha". There is a beautiful stain glass window in our parish Church in Collooney with the figure of St. Fechin on it. His name is written on the bottom of the window.
St. Fechin performed many miracles in Ballisodare.
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People tell about his miracles that they heard told by their grandmothers and great grandmothers and great grandfathers long ago. He healed a man with a disfigured face in Ballisodare. He gave sight to a blind monk named Eochy and he raised to life three dead men. He cured a priest of a terrible headache that failed many doctors to relieve.
This saint founded the monastery of Easdara and land extending from the river Uncion to the sea was granted to it and this land was known as Termon-Fechin.
In the exact spot where St. Fechin was born there is a large stone known as Leaba Fechín or St. Fechins bed. There are marks on the stone like that made by a human head.
Between this stone and another stone there is a hollow where people suffering from a pain in the back lie down invoking St. Fechin in the firm belief that the saint will help them in their suffering.
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2020-01-21 15:25
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There were two men in this district. Their names were James Callaghan, and Owen Rodgers, Lannett, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. Own could make churns, and tubs, and James could only make churns. Owen got the most trade because of his extra skill.
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2020-01-21 15:18
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About fifty years ago there was an old woman called Brigid Callan, Colga, Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, who could spin yarn. She lived in a small mud - wall cabin, with nothing only a few large stones to sit on, and worked at her spinning wheel.
There was also another old man who lived on a hill opposite her, who could make riddles, and baskets. He used to make them with "sally" rods. He used to go from house to house, and from fair to fair, selling them. His name was Tom Woods Colga, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.
Thomas Smith, Ballyrush, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, used to make candles with rushes and dip them in tallow.
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2020-01-21 15:01
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About fifty years ago there was an old woman called Brigid Callan, Colga, Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, who could spin yarn. She lived in a small mud - wall cabin, with nothing only a few large stones to sit on, and worked at her spinning wheel.
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2020-01-21 14:54
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James Kirk, Blackstaff, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, was known over the country as a famous runner. He could run four hundred yards in forty seconds.
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2020-01-21 14:50
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could lift, eight and three quarter hundred - weights. James Hamill lifted the eight and three quarter hundred weights and walked about two perches. Then James Mc Guill said. "if you lift a ton I will I will lift it after you"? The people nicknamed him the "Tonman" after that.
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2020-01-21 14:38
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famine set in, as there was nothing else to eat. I think there was very little meat used long ago and if any fish it was ling.
There would be a great feast of eggs on Easter Sunday. For people would scarcely eat egg all the year.
Oaten bread was greatly in use then and rye bread in some places and later the wheaten; and with all the rough food people were far healthier.
Noggins were used for drinking the tea in along ago and they would be scoured with sand.
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2020-01-21 14:36
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In olden times three meals were partaken in the day. In the morning the people used to have stirabout for their breakfast and no tea. The men would go off to their work in the fields and their wives or sisters would bring them their breakfast in about two hours after. They would generally quit for dinner about one o'clock and the meal generally consisted of potatoes and a little butter or cabbage and a big mug of buttermilk would be left on the table and the table would be placed on the middle of the floor. Some tables had only one leg in the centre and could be let up and down with hinges and when not in use could be hung up on a peg or left standing along the wall.
When the Angelus bell would ring the people would come home from their work for the day and they would have stirabout or tea for their supper. Tea was only coming into use then; but oftentimes it would be potatoes for the supper again. They used potatoes at each meal until the blight fell on them and then the
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2020-01-21 14:29
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and shouted, "Hey Boland, lower that lamp or quench it." Boland at once quenched the lamp he could not move with fear. And all at once the band of fairies disappeared under the ground as if the ground opened and swallowed them.
The fairies stole away an old woman named Mrs Hyland, though they let her back to earth again. She often came round begging at my Grannie's door after. She never spoke of the fairies or where they brought her.
The old people used to say that the fairies made her promise she'd never tell anyone where she had been or they'd bring her back for ever.
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2020-01-21 14:27
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There is a field at the back of Mr Pettigrue's house and in it there is a fairy fort. It is called the round "O." There is a little hill surrounded by trees. It is said that fairies used to dance round the hill in a ring, and left that shape.
Another story is told about a field named the Paddock. The field is beside Ned Ball's house. A man named Boland a servant boy to a man named McDonald was minding sheep and lambs in the field one night to keep away a fox. He used to have a lantern lit.
On one occasion about twelve at midnight out of the ground came a horse and on the horse was a little man all dressed in red with a tall hat.
Thousands and thousands followed and the first fellow stood before Boland
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2020-01-21 14:21
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In the townland of Lannett, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, there lived a man named Patrick Meegan, he was famous for weight throwing. He could throw a fifty - six lb. weight, forty feet.
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2020-01-21 14:20
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There is also a fairy pass in Faughan hill. A long time ago a man was taken from this place by the fairies. One very bright night his friend went to the hill and watched the pass between the woods.
When he reached it he saw a hoot of fairies advancing towards him. They were all riding very small horses and to his great surprise who was riding on the last white horse his friend who was stolen. He struck him with a hazel rod and the man fell off his horse safe and sound and the fairies went galloping on.
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2020-01-21 14:18
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Faughan hill is situated about a half a mile from this school. It was owned by two brothers, who, to divide it equally, planted two woods one in the shape of a harp and the other in the shape of a fiddle leaving the centre gap as it is to the present day.
In a family dispute the brothers fought and killed one another in this division between the woods.
From that time on this place is said to be unlucky.
If a person got a cold there it will develop into consumption and a fall will have more serious results than a similar fall in another place.
Once upon a time there was a hunt and a man who was following it on foot was jumping out of one of the woods on to this spot and he dropped dead.
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2020-01-21 14:16
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In the townland of Ashmount, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, there lived a man named Barney Finnegan. He was famous on the football field.
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2020-01-21 13:19
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The most remarkable jump in this part of the country is "Sean Óg's Leap" which can still be seen in the townland of Moygue in this parish.
Sean Óg Bowen lived about a hundred years ago. At one time he was an outlaw and was on the run. One day the soldiers were after him and they hunted him to the banks of the Qwbeg river. He had no way of escape but to jump across the river. So he sprang across from bank to bank a distance of 28 feet.
There is a bridge there now and there are cement posts put down to mark the jump.
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2020-01-21 13:13
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was a crippled old man and thought that he could escape without paying the tolls. William appeared to be quite satisfied. He said to the buyer "Well we will be friends anyhow and extended his hand. The buyer foolishly enough took it. As soon as William caught his hand he held it, and said, "Now until you pay the Customs you will not stir out of this". Then the cattle-dealer had to pay the tolls. That shows the strength was not gone out of his arms even when he was an old man.
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2020-01-21 13:11
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There are many old stories of very strong men who lived in this district long ago. Some of these are true while others are false.
There was a strong man named William Murphy. He was the only man that ever threw the sledge over Liscarroll castle. A very strong Churcjtown man named Simcox threw the sledge up on the wall. It is so high that most people could hardly throw a finger stone over it.
It is said Murphy once threw the sledge for a priest, and the priest in admiration of him said, "That you may never lose the strength of your arms."
When Murphy was a crippled old man he had the Customs of Liscarroll fair. He used to sit on a chair by the side of the street collecting them. One cattle-dealer saw that Murphy
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2020-01-21 13:06
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It is said when Our Lord was crowned with thorns one thorn was paining him more than any of the others and a robin perched on him and pulled it out. A few splatters of blood went on his breast and ever since the robin has a red breast and is called Robin Redbreast.
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2020-01-21 12:19
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Lots of farm animals have got names such as Polly, Primrose, Daisy, Roany, Brindle and Jenny The house which the cows live in is called a byre. The stick which the cow are tied is called a bacan and the ropes which are tied with is call a borac.
The cows are some times tied by the horns and also by the neck. In the middle of the rope there is a suile and also some are tied by chains.
The cows are milked at six o'clock in the morning and at six at night.
Young calves get their milk and if it is on the summer the cows are put out in to the field to graze all night and then when the morning arives the cows are brought in and milked again.
The people that live near to the hill let out their
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2020-01-21 12:14
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times I have told it. Ans. an
As white as milk and milk it isn't
as green as grass and grass it isn't
as red as blood and blood it isn't
as black as ink and ink it isn't
Ans. a black-berry.
I have a wee house that wouldnt hold a mouse and there is more windows in it than in the kings house. Ans. a thimble.
What is the shyest piece of furniture in the house. Ans a clock
What goes up the chimney down and can't come down the chimney up.
Ans. An umbrella.
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2020-01-21 11:23
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tréan airís. Níor bunuigheadh an Campa ar an gCurraigh go dtí an bliadhan 1854 nuair bhris cogadh na Crimea amach. An bliadain sin cuir an Parlaiment a lán saigdúirí ann agus tá an campa ann go dtí an lá indiú agus fós ta sé i bfad níos mó na mar a bhí sé an t-am sin.

Maidir le Sean Cloca srl. Dubhairt Seán Ó Donnobháin san mbliadhann 1837 go raibh sé ag spaisdeoireacht trid an ait úd. Sé sin an "Currach" agus go bhfacha sé a lán rudaí iongantacha ann, agus is fiú trácht orra. Ach níl fuaim anois cuir síos do dhéanamh ar gach ceann acu ach tagart do dhéanamh do cúpla ceann dóibh. Bheul ta sean cloc ar a dtugtar an "Cloc Faithinne". Tá sé le feiscint gearr do'n bhothair ó Cill Dara go Cill Cuilinn timcheall dhá míle ó Cill Dara. Sé an méid ata ann na 33" x 44" agus trí troighthe ar aoirde. Tá poll mór ar a barr agus bionn uisge
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2020-01-21 11:13
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leis an Ridire. Annsin chuaidh na saigdiúrí go léir ar aghaidh. Bhí iongadh mór ar Mhairtín gan dabht agus ar an mbacach freisin. Níor dheineadar dearmad an sgéal dinnsint do cách. Nuair chuala sean fhear an sgéal dubhairt sé gurbh é "Gearóid Iarla" a bhí ann agus bhí an firinne aige. Tá cúpla sgéal bunuighthe ar an gceann sin ach tá an rud ceadhna le fághail ionnta. San gcéad cás pé sgéal é deirtear nach mbéad siad saor ón nGeafa go dtí go mbéadh crú na gcapall caithte amach is amach.
Dubhairt "Lord Walter Fitzgearld" go raibh sé ag cainnt le sean-fhear lá amháin timcheall fice bliadhain roime sin agus go ndubhairt an fear sin gur creid cuile duine san gcomarsanacht go dtiocfad Lord Edward arais go foill agus annsin go mbeadh Eire in a Naisiúin
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2020-01-21 11:13
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leis an Ridire. Annsin chuaidh na saigdiúrí go léir ar aghaidh. Bhí iongadh mór ar Mhairtín gan dabht agus ar an mbacach freisin. Níor dheineadar dearmad an sgéal dinnsint do cách. Nuair chuala sean fhear an sgéal dubhairt sé gurbh é "Gearóid Iarla" a bhí ann agus bhí an firinne aige. Tá cúpla sgéal bunuighthe ar an gceann sin ach tá an rud ceadhna le fághail ionnta. San gcéad cás pé sgéal é deirtear nach mbéad siad saor ón nGeafa go dtí go mbéadh crú na gcapall caithte amach is amach.
Dubhairt "Lord Walter Fitzgearld" go raibh sé ag cainnt le sean-fhear lá amháin timcheall fice bliadhain roime sin agus go ndubhairt an fear sin gur creid cuile duine san gcomarsanacht go dtiocfad Lord Edward arais go foill agus annsin go mbeadh Eire in a Naisiúin.
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2020-01-21 11:07
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"Caisleán Cill Chaoi" i gConndae Cille Dara. Roimh 1798 tharla go raibh gabha darbh ainm Mairtín O Muirceada ag dul o Ath Gairbhín go Cille Dara agus ag dul ar an gCurraigh dhó do buail bachach leis agus do cuadhadar ar an turas le céile. Nior bfada in a diaid sin gur chualadar fothrom mór mar a raibh cappaill ag rith. Dfhéacadar thar a ngualainn agus cad do connachadar ach arm mór ag teacht agus iad gléasta go deas i gcóir coghaidh agus Ridire mar cheann ortha agus é ag marchuigheacht ar chapall bhán. Nuair tháinig an t-arm suas leo do stad an marchuigheacht agus tháinig sé anuas den cappall agus diafruigh sé dén ghabhainn feuchaint an raibh crú na gcappall go maith. Dféach an gabha ortha agus chonnaich sé go rabhadar deanta dairgead agus cé rabhadar an chaithte go raibh na h-ingne slán go maith agus sin a dubhairt se
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2020-01-21 10:56
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oars were made locally and the usual material used in them was deal.
The sails were large and made of grey cotton. Very often they were steeped in seal oil for a week before being used. The boat ropes were of hemp but the ropes for anchorage purposed were made of fir.
(Ropes for household purposes were often made of pounded rushes dried and pleated and then toughened with seal oil).
Flax was at that time grown in the district and from it lines for fishing were made locally.
All the anchors, keel bands and other such iron works were done locally by the smith. He made nails, hake hooks and mast rings.
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2020-01-21 10:53
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The boats used by the fishermen of this district about a hundred years ago were larger than the boats of today. The timbers of theirs were much heavier and thicker and many of them had broad stems and some of them flat bottoms.
They were so heavy that it usually required from twelve to fourteen men to man them and very often they were anchored along the pier as they were too heavy to pull up on dry land like the boats of today.
They were made locally and most of the older fishermen seemed to be able to help in the making of them.
In case some of the boards or timbers split they had several means of stanching them such as
a) Mix blue till with seal oil until it is a soft paste and then place it in the crevices with a knife edge.
b) Tear fine strips of grey cotton, tar them and push them in the splits with a knife.
c) Place tar (archangel) in the seams.
The usual method of stanching was by tarring. These boats were propelled by oars and sails. The oars were long, being from sixteen to twenty four feet in length and always required two men to pull each oar. They were box-shaped (square) where they rested on the gunnel of the boat wheras the modern ones are round. All the
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2020-01-21 10:38
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Sam Beattie says there were many fairy stories about Cappy Fort and about a field called the Crockan near it now owned by James Montgomery. The fields around Mrs. Sam Wilson's at Derrydamph School were also haunted by fairies. Fairy pipes and fairy boots were got in these fields.
Sam's grandmother lived in Cappy and had several experiences with fairies. It was her habit to get the children in early and have their feet washed and then send them to bed. One evening she was going out to a small field full of ragweeds, near the house to call in the children when she decided to first put on the pot for supper. Then she went out to get the children and when she would go where she heard them laughing, they were not to be seen but could be heard in another part of the field. She was after them like this for quite a while when her husband came out and told her to come into the house for the children had been in bed for an hour.
Sam Beattie also says that his grandmother was so tired one night that she did not sweep the kitchen floor nor leave in clean water before going to bed. Hearing laughing in the kitchen during the night she
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2020-01-21 10:38
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Sam Beattie says there were many fairy stories about Cappy Fort and about a field called the Crockan near it now owned by James Montgomery. The fields around Mrs. Sam Wilson's at Derrydamph School were also haunted by fairies. Fairy pipes and fairy boots were got in these fields.
Sam's grandmother lived in Cappy and had several experiences with fairies. It was her habit to get the children in early and have their feet washed and then send them to bed. One evening she was going out to a small field full of ragweeds, near the house to call in the children when she decided to first put on the pot for supper. Then she went out to get the children and when she would go where she heard them laughing, they were not to be seen but could be heard in another part of the field. She was after them like this for quite a while when her husband came out and told her to come into the house for the children had been in bed for an hour.
Sam Beattle also says that his grandmother was so tired one night that she did not sweep the kitchen floor nor leave in clean water before going to bed. Hearing laughing in the kitchen during the night she
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2020-01-21 10:15
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times I have told iot. Ans. an
As white as milk and milk it isn't
as green as grass and grass it isn't
as red as blood and blood it isn't
as black as ink and ink it isn't
Ans. a black-berry.
I have a wee house that wouldnt hold a mouse and there is more windows in it than in the kings house. Ans. a thimble.
What is the shyest piece of furniture in the house. Ans a clock
What goes up the chimney down and can't come down the chimney up.
Ans. An umbrella.
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2020-01-21 10:10
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One time there was a man that lived in a place called Ballinary. This man had much money and had a big farm and had about four servant boys. This man was very holy at first but soon he began to believe in nothing and he never went out to the Chapel. One day his wife went into the town and told the priest about him. The priest told her that he would go out some day to talk to him. The next week after that the priest came out to him. This man did not know what the priest wanted at first and he had a great welcome for him. Then the priest asked him why was he not going to the Chapel. The man began to scold and he told the priest to get out of his
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2020-01-21 09:38
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Dubhairt an Rígh leis go dtabharfadh sé an obair sin do.
Do thárla go raibh an Rígh agus an Rígh-Theaghlach go léir ana-bhrónach an t-am so go h-áirighthe. Do bhí an áit go léir dubh agus éadaighe dúbha ar gach duine aca.
Do cheistig Seán na cailíní aimsire agus do h-innseadh do gurab' amhlaidh a ghealladh inghean an Rígh do fathach mhór fadó agus go raibh sé le teacht an Dardaoin 'na dhiaidh san chun í a thógaint.
D'innseadar do go raibh sé le teacht trí Dardaoin in dhiaidh a chéile agus muna n-eireódh leis í a thógaint ansan ná féadfadh sé í a thógaint in-aon-chor.
D'innseadar do leis go raibh fear ann abhí chun í a shabháil agus ansan dá sabhálfadh sé í go bhfaghadh sé í le pósadh.
An tráthnóna 'na dhiaidh san do chuaigh an cailín agus an fear abhí chun í a shabháil síos go dtí an tráigh 'na raibh an fathach le teacht.
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2020-01-21 09:32
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One time a man named Patrick had a son named John. Patrick was working with a gentleman who was living beside him. Every day his wife would go with the dinner to him and bring John. There were alot of nice things at the gentleman's hall door but John would bring some thing every day and as he was getting stronger he was bringing more things with him and the gentleman saw him. One day the gentleman asked Patrick what he was going to do with his son and he said he did not know. The gentleman told him to make a robber of him. The man was angry and told his wife and his wife was angry John was sitting in the corner and said it would fit him. His father gave him five pounds and told him to go to his brother who was living in the north of Ireland to learn the trade. John started on his journey and one night he saw a dim light by the side of a mountain. He went to the house and knocked at the door. The woman was saying her prayers and the Gaduidhe Dubh was in bed. She asked who was there and told and she let him in. The Gaduidhe Dubh got out of bed and
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2020-01-21 09:23
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Adown the gently Sloping Hill,
With voice like music on a rill,
Thus rendering his favoured strain
In home-spun garb came Mary Jane
The soft notes of the plaintive song
The hillside echos did prolong,
When as a turtle to its mate
Cow hied to her "on wings of fate
Then arm-linked they tripped the dew,
Nor guilt theiur guileless bosoms knew
Would such terrestial bliss might last,
But oh, scarce felt till gone and past
Like glories of the Summer time,
So early nipped by winter rime,
Which if delayed earth yet would be
Still paradise, an Elysee -
This short digression past away,
Love's votaries now where are they
In converse on a mossy bank,
Mid fairy-flax and sorrel dank.
Which, had they tongues, might well declare
What vows were breathed then
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2020-01-21 09:16
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dóib fhéin Nuair abhí sé sin acu inte chuadar fhéin chun buird innte. Thugadar a dtosach do mhuir agus a deireadh do thír gur árduigheadar suas a cuid seólta mór pocóideacha pacóideacha lán dhearg faoí bharra na gcránn nach bfágaidís téad tíre gan tarraingt nó maide rámha gan briseadh nó halmadóir gan ró-bhriseadh go ndeachadar ag treabhadh na fairrge nar treabhadh rómpa ariamh cheanna. Bhí an gaineamh garbh ag dul i nuachtar agus an cubhar ag dul i niochtar de brígh an measga bhíodar a thabhairt don fhairrge.
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2020-01-21 09:13
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His love not a thing can change it;
The passion improves eternally,
Though this earth's domain he range it -
So delighted my soul, Mary dear, in thee,
Nor time, nor fate can estrange it.
Some magic spell stole away this heart,
Ere while dark to all beside thee:
Platonism gave away to Cupid's art
When entranced first I eyed thee -
And kneeling low, though his bosom smart
Since I pray blest angels guide thee.
I see thy smiles in the dawn of day,
Thine eyes in the stars of heaven,
That tender shine in that pensive ray
By the lonely night queen given.
And thy breath smells like the bloom of May,
Or new mown down hay at even.
How sweet to love such a being as thou,
Could thy lover be regarded,
And fondly hope with thy Virgin vow
An a time to be rewarded;
When to seal those rose-bud lips and brow
Might no longer be retarded.
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2020-01-21 09:06
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Love thee - so well, so tenderly
Thowth loved, adored by me,
Fame, fortune, wealth, and Liberty
Were worthless wanting thee. _ Moore
An exile thought o'er the Salt Sea foam
Leap over the bounding ocean,
Away back again to the dear old home,
With a yearning fond emotion -
Oh' he'll not forget though far he roam
The land of his youth's devotion:
And the lover fond who feels like me,
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2020-01-21 09:03
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The water gushes from under a rock and every year on "St John's day" which is the 24th June great crowds of people go on a pilgrimage to it.
It is said that there are many cures in it. The person must walk around the well three times before twelve o'clock on St John's night at that time the water rushes forth with great rapidity and the person must catch some of the water and drink it.
There is a statue of St John erected near the well. Each year on St John's day there is a ceremony and every person kisses a relic of St John.
St Ciaran's well is situated mid-way between Kells and Oldcastle. On the first Sunday in August which is St Ciaran's day there is a great pilgrimage to the well.
Some people go on Saturday before to be there at mid-night because there is a large fish seen in the well. On the following day there is a ceremony at which there is always there is always a large crowd of people. The people drink the water to obtain the cures.
At Crowpark near Trim there is an ancient holy well called "St Patrick's well". There was a cure of a headache obtained by drinking
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2020-01-21 08:59
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blocán de bhun crainn.
Nuair a suide Loinnir ar an mblocan chuir sé osna as is tuit an braicín i mullach na beirte Nuair a deirigeadar is labhaireadar lé chéile tá tú fé geasa adéir Drúcht Uaine táim adeir Loinnir Cé na geasa atá ort adeir Drúcht Uaine beith ag siubhal is ag síor imteacht go bráth to bfaghadh mé amach cén an áit ar cuir an bean uirtí na broga aréir ag ar cuir sí uirtí indiú iad.
Tá faitcíos orm nac beag duinn a donnacht adeir Drúcht Uaine. Ar maidin láir na bharach fuaireadar a dhá máilín is líonadar lé crotaí iad gur cuireadar stór lá agus seacht mblian isteach ins an soithín
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2020-01-21 08:54
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And muse there on the grand sublime.
Like days from angel eyes divine
Then may we see the starries shine,
And crested Luna's silver train
Come trailing o'er the blue domain,
And shimmer on some ancient dome
That points the path away to home.
And sweet it is just then to stray,
When Zephyrs toss the hazel spray,
And true love tell in tender tone
To one whose heart is virtue's throne.
When toil was done, by beauteous Frayne
Thus musing wandered Con O'Shane,
One evening when dropped crystal dew
From skies of purple, gold and blue.
Where lingering longer to delay
Erewhile seemed the bright god of day,
Till in resplendent glory drest
He sank to clasp th' unfettered West,
That land of thine for Freedom won,
Eternal, peerless Washington III
And strayed he by the sighing grove,
Intent to meet his rural love,
Right well the pathway did he know,
Nor heard he she'd some other go.
Soon bounding lightly o'er the lea,
With tread like fawn, elastic, free,
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2020-01-21 08:46
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The daisy sprang beneath her tread;
The skylark tuned his sweetest strain.
Ascending from his lowly bed,
To welcome forth Sweet Mary Jane.
Though but an humble maiden now
Of pastoral and low degree
Had Parish seen her chiseled brow
From faithless Helen's wiles he'd flee -
And History's page, and Homer's lair
Had told not of Achilles slain
In vain might Grecian belles essay
To emulate sweet Mary Jane.
Be mine the rapture, mine the joy
To win this virgin lily pure
Though but a kind, a rustic [?] boy
Devoid of talent and obscure
Then welcoem bliss and farewell woe
Through & should plough the stormy main
Twice torrid suns or polar snow
were equal shares with Mary Jane.
The Legend
'Tis sweet to stray at eventide
O'er meads
and pastures stretching wide
To view fair nature in her prime
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2020-01-21 08:39
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About ninety - two years ago there lived a man named James Mc Gahon of Mullinahinsa, In niskeen, Co. Monaghan. He was the man who first made a plough in this district. It was a wooden one, and the man who worked it was his brother, John Mc Gahan. It was a good plough, and lasted many years.
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2020-01-21 08:32
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an gcurracín nuair bhí sí a' teacht cun na trága
"Muise ce'n t-éileamh tá ad ar mo shoithín." Is cuma duit ce'n téileamh atá agam ar do soithín acht cuirim tusa faoí geasa is faoí mór [gíomda?] na blíadhna gan an dára [beilide?] ithe ar aon [meis?] go bfagad mé amach cen áit ar bain mise diom na bróga aréir is a cuir me orm indiú iad adeir an bean. Rinne sí buille [cuil?] is buille iomramh is tug sí agaidh an curricín ar an bfarraíge mhóir arís. Thug Loinnir aghaidh ar an mbhaile arís. Nuair tháinic sé isteach bhí Drúcht Uaine istigh roimhe Sé an sórt cathaoireachá bhí aca le suidhe ortha
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2020-01-21 08:31
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About ninety years ago there was a man named James Rhode, Ednamo, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. He had one daughter who was always kept busy gathering rushes, and little bits of twigs. He was famous at making baskets.
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2020-01-21 08:06
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cuca o'n bfairrge is gan inntí ach aon bhean amháin.
Níl fhios agam ar an domhan arsa Loinnir cén téileamh atá ag an gcurracainín a beith ag teact a' breathnú ar an soithín. Ná bac leis an gcurracín ná leis an soitin adeir Drúcht Uaine ach teanam leat ábhaile. Mo crádh agam go bráth adeir Loinnir má fagaim seo go bfeice mé cén t-éileamh atá aicí ar mo shoithín. D'imtigh Drúcht Uaine agus dfan Loinnir ina seasamh ar an tráigh. Tháinic an curracín suas go dtí an soithín agus chuaid sí thart timceall uirthí Nuair bhí sí thart timceall uirthí thug sí a haghaidh isteach ar an tráigh agus chuir sí uisge go beál a brogaí ar Loinnir leis an mbruth bhí amach roimh
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2020-01-21 07:21
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is níor stop sé go dtáinic sé go dtí Drúcht Uaine agus go dtí an soithín. Thosuigh Drúcht Uaine dhá gleasadh amach ar maidin comh luath is d'airigh se corraighe, bhí sí gleasta amach aige ag a trí chlog tráthnóna. "Bheadh muid ceart got leór anois" adeir Drúcht "dá mbeadh congnamh ar bith againn a cuirfheadh i bfairrge í. Muise go dtí shioraidhe dhíot gabh tusa faoí na tosach is gabfhad mise faoí na deire adeir Loinnir. Crocadar leó ar a gcorrghualainn i gur cuireadar i bfairrge i- Nuair bhí sí socraigthe ar ancaire aca deirigh gach einne aca de léim dhá bord is cuadar amach ar an tráigh Seasadar ar a gcois ag breathnú ina ndiadh agus connaicheadar an currachín snámh ag teacht
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2020-01-21 06:46
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We have a churn at
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2020-01-21 06:46
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Most farmers have a good lot of cattle in the farm such as cows calves pigs horses sheep and other animals. Most of them have got names
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2020-01-21 06:45
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the churn.
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2020-01-21 06:45
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2020-01-21 06:45
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in Winter. The cows are put into the stalls and are given hay and oats to eat. The cows are usually left out on the first of May cows are often inside until the thirteenth if the weather is bad.
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2020-01-21 06:44
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There are two tailors
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2020-01-21 06:44
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clogs were very common to be seen but they are not worn atall now. Long ago the old people used to wear stockings with no vamps which used to call lópeens instead of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:42
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Saint Brigid is the patron saint of this district, the church in Duagh was named after her. There is a well in Duagh
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2020-01-21 06:41
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was spun in the homes to day there is no time for such work.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:39
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of leather it is air tight it is kept behind the fire with a connection going through the wall. It is pressed up and down so as to force the air out into the fire. The smith uses a rasp a hammer and other things
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2020-01-21 06:38
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2020-01-21 06:38
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The name of the local landlord was Collissandes. There was a fairly good landlord. There were a few evictions in the place and some of the people went away to America. Whole farms were given to some people and other farms were divided among the people. There were farms subdivided among families on marriage. Any person that refused to pay his rent would be put out of his house by the landlord. There is no landlord
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:36
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In olden times the people had three meals a day. The three meals they used to have were breakfast dinner and supper. The meals were eaten in the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:35
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there now the rent is paid to the government.
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2020-01-21 06:33
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2020-01-21 06:33
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2020-01-21 06:32
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We have fourteen cows, twelve calves two horses two sows nine bonhams and a donkey. All the cows have got names. When driving the cows we say "How" How". The cows house is made of cement floor and is covered with iron. The cows are tied to the wall with chains which are made of strong wire and are made at home in Ireland.
The horses are kept in stables in winter and are fed on hay and oats. The horses are shod by the local smiths and are clipped
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:28
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We have a churn at home it is of a round shape it stands on an iron stand. The sides of the churn are
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:27
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when put into the stable.
The cows are fed in hay and roots. When calling the calves we say "suck" "suck". The calves are fed in milk until they are six or seven months old.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:26
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round. It is about twelve years old. Inside the churn there are little shelves of timber called dashers, - there is a round door in the churn which you would close when you put in the cream. The butter is made once a week in the Winter and twice a week in Summer if you have a large quantity. The men of the house that usually make the churn. If a stranger happens to come in while the churn is being made they will help to make it. It took hours to make in olden times but now when it is separated cream it takes about a hour or less
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:21
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The churn is made by hand and is turned round when it is made you can see the little grains of butter through the round glass in the top of the churn.
In olden times it used to be said "fearing they would carry it".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:19
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In olden times people did not wear shoes and now they are worn by children at the age of one year. Nowadays the children go barefooted from May until October very few go barefooted all the year around. Our ancestors especially the women wore shoes only when going to Mass or to market they took them in their hands and put them on near the town or village. Boots and shoes are made locally by the shoemakers. There are more shoemakers
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:15
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now than in olden times as there are a greater number of shoes to be made. It is usually the shoemakers that repair the shoes. In olden times nearly every body used to wear clogs. They were made of leather and wooden soles they were very warm for the feet.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:12
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There are two tailors in this district they work in their homes now but in olden times they went to the houses making clothes for the people. In olden times the people used to make their clothes by spinning the wool and getting the thread woven into cloth. In olden times the people used to wear cloth called frieze. The tailors use a needle a thimble scissors an iron and an iron board. In olden times the people used
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:09
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to make their own shirts they were made from flannel but now they buy the woollen material and make them in the shops. Shirts are made from flannelette linen and cotton, nearly all socks and stockings are knitted in the homes except cashmere or silk these are bought in the shops
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:05
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There are four forges in the parish of Duagh two forges are situated in the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:04
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village and the other two are situated on the side of a public road. In some of the forges there is a round door and in others there is a square door. All the smiths shoe horses and asses and also make the farm implements such as ploughs harrows and spades. Some of the work is done in the open air such as shoeing wheels, the most of the work is done in the forge. In olden times the smiths used to make the pikes and spears for war. In olden times the people used to give some little gift to the local smith at Christmas time
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 06:00
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The patron St of Duagh is St Bridget the church in Duagh is dedicated to her there is also a well called after her it is a little distance from the church. The 2nd February is kept in honour of her there are masses offered in honour of her and many people pay rounds at the well on the Saturday before her feast.
St Bridget built many monasteries and worked many miracles she is invoked in a special way for sick cattle, St Bridget was born in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 05:56
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Taughart in County Louth her father was a chieftain in Leinster and her mother was a Christian bond woman. We are told that every thing that St Bridget would ask of the Lord she would get it.
When St Bridget was the age of eighteen years she resolved to become a nun St Bridget died in Cill Daire in the year 524
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 05:52
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The local fair is held in Listowel on the square and on the streets. But in other parts of the county they are held in fair-fields or at cross roads. The local fairs are held once a fortnight the pig fairs are held on the day before the cattle fair, bonhams and sheep are sold on the cattle fair day and the horse fairs are held on the first Thursday of January April July and October.
Sometimes buyers
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 05:49
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go around to farmers houses a day or two before the fair to buy if they expect a rise in the cattle. When the cattle are sold they are marked with paint or mud.
The cattle fair is held in the square and the pig fairs and the bonhams fairs are held in the market.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 05:47
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The land of Ireland was owned by many different Landlords. The Landlord of Derrindaffe was Ormathwaith. The landlord of Trieneragh was Collis-Sands. Duagh was owned by the Fitzmaurices and Bateman. The two latter were good men. The Knight of Kerry owned the land of Listowel.
Lord Ormathwait and Collis-Sands evicted the tenants because they could not pay their rents. The landlords divided the land into farms and these farms were subdivided
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 05:42
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among members of the on marriages The landlords exercised all special powers over tenants
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2020-01-21 01:16
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The Canon's Tar Pot

During his ministry in New Ross as Curate he made incessant war on dance houses and immorality. Girls given to these vices had their hair tarred by him. This is how he did it. When on a "tarring" expedition he generally brought two or more men with him of supposedly ? proved virtue -
These carried the tar pot and brush. They all went to the residence of each girl - the priest did the tarring! Some marvellous heads of hair were despoiled of their beauty in this way. The tar pot was very much feared naturally.
Like many another simple and single-minded person the Canon was imposed on. Those who accompanied him on these expeditions were more TINSEL than GOLD. 80 angry parents soon punctured their pride of virtue, (so the tarring process) and the disillusioned Canon dropped the "TARRING".
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2020-01-21 00:18
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When I first met thee warm and young ...Moore.
My heart I gave thee with my hand... Morris.
Around thee with the breeze of Song, ..Tennyson.
The burning paths of fame I fanned.. Southey.
But now as on we plod our way,..Percival.
My heart no more in rapture swells, ...Anonymous
I would not, if I could, be gay .. Rogers
When earth is filled with cold-farewells..Patmore
Unto the voice of my farewell,... Anonymous
A voice replied far up the hight...Longfellow.
Thy name was once a magic spell...Norton.
Amid past hours of deep delight,... Prentice
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 00:13
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Where vermil - tides waved too and fro.
When on a Sunday morning fair,
To mountain mass she hied along,
With wavy wealth of Sunlight hair,
No brighter Sylph e'er graced a Song.
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2020-01-21 00:07
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More Sweetly fair than aught on earth
This beauteous Eden sums -
For what about the sunny skies
One's heart may not approve?
Hail! Newtown vales and pleasant dales
Around the Dark Pine Grove.
Oft from yon winding streamlets banks
Where grows the bulrush cane,
I've watched the day-god hide behind
The elfin Hill of Frayne -
Is there a swain such magic charms
Would not to rapture move?
Hail! Newtown vales and pleasant dales
Around the Dark Pine Grove.
'Twas when the pale moon in the east
Arose one May Day e'en,
And shook her phantom silver train
O'er woods and meadows green,
Here first I heard with beating heart
Sweet Leild's vows of love;
Hail! Newtown vales and pleasant dales
Around the dark Pine Grove.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 00:01
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Adown the gently sloping Hill,
With voice like music on a rill
Thus rendering his favoured strain,
In home-spun garb came Mary Jane.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-21 00:00
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Sweet Ballyfallon's floral lawn
Now dons the robes of Spring,
The song-birds in yon nodding woods
Once more in concert sing -
To listen to their choiral notes
Oft hither did I rove;
Hail! Newtown vales and pleasant dales
Around the Dark Pine Grove.
Here foxes, hares and feather game
Sport o'er the landscape wide,
And here the glowing milk-maids songs
Resound at eventide -
Here first I met with milking pails
The maiden whom I love -
Hail! Newtown vales and pleasant dales
Around the Dark Pine Grove.
Though poets praise fair Italy
I never heed their dreams,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:44
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In the year of the big wind 1839 left a lot of families homeless. The storm arose by night. People slept out under walls and hedges the thatch was blown off their houses and the walls down. There used to be severe frosts that lasted for seven weeks. People walked across the River Suck to a funeral the ice was ten inches in height that would be 50 years ago. The potatoes got frozen on the lofts. (people used to improve them they were so wet)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:40
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like to play the other game on the toes. Hurley, Burley trump the cake the cow came home the market day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:40
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The games I play and like best are twenty four. One child stands in the middle and counts on every one until she counts twenty four and the one twenty four is left one that child has to follow. Another game I like to play is the game on the toes. All put out feet and one person says the rhyme - Airl wairl embol lough 5 miles at ten o'clock, I sat, I sunk, I early sprunk. The little white dog his mouth is cut for that same reason pull in that foot. I also
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:36
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some horses and carts. The marriage feast consisted of oaten bread, boiled bacon and whiskey punch. Very wealthy marriages might have a goose for the feast when the married couple entered there was oaten bread broke over their heads. The customs of Shrove Tuesday were pan cakes oaten potatoe cake and fried bacon for supper and boxty cake or starch cake this was made in this way by scraping raw potatoes and straining the juice through a cloth mix some flour and salt that made the boxty cake.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:33
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then made a rule all parties to be married should appear in the Church and their names called three Sundays in succession before they were married. The wedding day the young man wore a over coat Irish Manufacture and a jerry hat and the bride wore a flannan dress and a scarf shawl and a pair of white wool stockings made by her own wool and a pair of low shoes. They both went on horse back and all the invited parties went some on horse back and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:29
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In olden times people were married in the houses about one hundred years ago. Later in years there were run a way marriage. The girl was taken away by night out the window. When the young man called for his intendant wife he proosed to her in Irish. Tiochfaidh tú three times and the third time she went out the window. It was a mat of straw that was in the windows the tax was so high on glass windows people used a mat of straw instead. it was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:22
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school there.
There was an old school in Balrath long ago. It is situated three miles from Athboy and it is in the parish of Athboy.
One of the teachers names was Mrs Cooney and the other teachers name was Miss Crookes.
It was a thatched school. There was no Irish taught in it but every other subject was taught in it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:20
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If stars are sliding that is also a sign of rain.
When a number of cattle are lying in a field it is the sign of rain.
If the "Dublin Reds" are up in the morning that is the sign of rain.
If a cat sits with her back to the fire that is the sign of rain.
If the s wallows fly low that is the sign of rain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:18
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some of the water out of the well until some poor woman washed clothes and it ceased to give water. This well was founded by St Patrick.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:15
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A prayer said in bed at Night.
As I lie down this night to sleep,
I give my soul to God to keep,
That I may waken now or never,
I give my soul corners on my bed,
There are four angels at my head
Mathew, mark, Luke, and John.
God bless this bed that I lie on,
If any evil spirit comes to trouble me
Holy Mary waken me.
When the lamp is lit.-
The light of Heaven to our souls.
When yous ee the moon this is said.-
I see the moon and the moon sees me,
God bless the moon and God bless me.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:12
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At twelve on Good - Friday
The Jews did come,
With their spears so sharp,
And they pierced the Saviour
although the heart
From heart to hand the
blood did flow,
Our Blessed Lady standing by,
With a sorrowful heart and a mournful cry.
Anyone who says this prayer
Three times by night
Three times by day
They never shall be cut off by a sudden death.
And the gates of hell they never shall see.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:10
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Grace in the kitchen, and grave in hall
May the Grace of God be among us all.
My Queen and my Mother bless me with thy pure and Holy hands that I may have a good night's sleep.
Shield me from all vain, evil and distracting thoughts that I may wake betimes in the morning and have the grace and energy to rise promptly and continue the work (of) Thy Divine and only Son has entrusted (for) to my feeble hands.
O Blessed mother of God send your Divine Son to my bed side in my last hour that I may die in his arms.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:05
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Prayer to St Patrick and St Bridgid.
St Patrick and St. Bridgid
I hope you'll pray with me
I hope the Blessed Virgin will join with us three
The brilliant lights beyond there shine
In hopes of prayer in unity
That we may pray and join each other
Forever in Eternity.
Amen.
In the name of Lord Jesus Christ crucified
Lay me down to rest
Bless me O Lord defend and govern me,
And after a short and miserable pilgrimage
Bring me to everlasting happiness.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 23:01
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in Heaven.
Amen.
My Lord God even now
resignedly and willingly, I accept at Thy Hand with all its pains and sufferings, whatever kind of a death.
Thou hast destined for me.
Amen.
Religious Proverb
Lost somewhere between sunrise and sunset sixty golden minutes no reward is given as they are gone forever.
O Heart of Jesus I do adore,
O Heart of Mary I do implore.
And Heart of Joseph ever just
In those Three Hearts I place my Trust,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 22:58
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My heart and my soul, I give unto Thee
In honour of the Bleeding Wounds that Thou hast suffered on the Tree, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
Those who say their prayers three times by night, and three times by day, will never die in mortal sin, and shall never feel the pains of hell.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 22:52
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Why is an acquitted prisoner like a gun?
Ans.- Because he is charged, taken up, and then let off.
Why does the porter at the gate cut a hole in your ticket?
Ans.- To let you through.
As round as a marble as flat as a pan, one side a woman and the other side a man.
Ans.- A penny.
As round as a marble as deep as a cup and all the King's horses couldn't pull it up.
Ans.- A Well.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 22:50
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It runs from this to Belfast and never moves.
Ans. The road.
Why is the map of Turkey like a frying pan.
Ans.- Because it has Greece at the bottom.
Why does a hen pick a pot@
Ans.- Because she can't lick it.
What side of a horse is the hairiest?
Ans.- Outside.
What sort of fish does a cobbler want?
Ans- Sole fish.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 22:47
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What would a watch be useful when crossing a desert?
Ans.- Because there is a spring in it.
What does an envelope say when it is licked?
Ans.- It shuts up and says nothing about it.

Why is a card player always in good company?
Ans.- Because he plays with Kings and Queens.
Why is a horse a most remarkable animal.
Ans._ Because it eats most when it has'nt a bit in its mouth.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 22:45
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Tearing the world asunder.
Ans.- A harrow
What goes up when the rain comes down?
Ans.- An umbrella.
What runs fast but has no kegs
Ans.- A tap.
What is that which you and every person have seen but will never see again?
Ans.- Yesterday.
Two black men and a white man went out for a drive in a car. The two black men ate the white man what was the number of the car?
Ans.- Two ate one. 281.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 22:43
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I have a little sistr
She sits in the hall
If you go near her
She'll shout, roar and ball
Ans_ A Bell.
As I was going to the fair of Foynes
I met ten tinkers and their wives
Each of them had a bag
In every bag there was a cat
And every cat has a kitten
How many were going to the fair of Foynes.
Ans. - One.
As I went out and into a house
What dis I see a woman cutting bread with?
Ans.- With my eyes.
As I was going to London
I saw a great wonder
Four and twenty bulldogs
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 22:36
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When the gentlemen came home and went in to bed she asked what kept him so long locking the door and he told her he was just coming in now, She told him he went down to lock the door. "May be" John was in the bed with you". He looked and saw that the sheet was gone. "We are shamed for ever", said he "John lay with you". The next morning the gentleman met Pat and told him that John lay with his wife and that he stole the sheet from under her. "You will let him alone now" said Pat. "I will" said the gentleman.
Some time after the gentleman died and John got married to his wife.
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2020-01-20 22:06
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Níl lúb no léigeas in-aghaidh an bháis
Níl mar shíltear a bhíthear
Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na sgolbh
Ní thig leis an ghobadán an dá thráig a fhreastal
Is fearr cú luach donna ná cú mall
Cuir síoda ar ghabhair agus is gabair igcomhnuidhe é
An rud atá indán duith níl dul thairis agat air
Cáide a dheánfadh mac a chait ach luchóg a mharbhadh
Philleann an fheall
Muna bhfuil agat act pocán gabhair bí ilár an áonaig leis
Is fearr cára sa chúirt na bonn sa sporán
Ní thig leat an cnaiceann agus a luach a bheith agat

Ní thigeann an sátach an seang agus ma thigheann ní in am(?)

Ní hí an mhaoin a bearfhás idír tú gus na mealltar léite thú

Ní dóige craicheann an t-sean chaoraig a bhéit ináraide no craiceann an uain óg

An té a bíonn amuigh fuarann a chuid
Ritheann éan as gach sgaoi

Sé do mhac do mhac indiú ach sí do nigheann do nigheann go deó

Is fearr rith máith na droch sheasamh
Níl iseal no uasail ach tíos seal agus thuas seal
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:48
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Tá an cat fiadhain cor a bhéith comh mór leis an cath baile agus dath brocach air. Grníonn sé a comhnuidhe ins na speannncacha no ináit a bhfuil mórán beanna. Bíonn sé beó ar na h-éanacha fiadhaine a mharbhuigeann sé.
Gníonn sé a nead astaigh faoi chloic ins na beanna agus bhéarfadh sé droch-bhail ar an té a thabharfad iarraidh an nead sin a mhilleadh. Is furust an cath fiadhain a aithne or tá sgreadh fiadhain aige.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:39
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