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2018-11-14 02:22
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In a certain village there lived a man who owned a cow. He had only one and had a very large family. The cow died and left them without scarcely any food to eat.
They were greatly surprised when the next evening came, the cow had returned at the usual time to be milked. This happened every evening until he got another cow.
The very instant the cow was milked she put her tail across her back and bowing three times, galloped across the moorland out of sight.
Peggy Flynn
Barnfield, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Story told by Mrs Mary E Flynn
Barnfield, Ballina, Co. Mayo
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2018-11-14 02:10
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field. Jim Henry told me that two men dug up bones in it. Nobody cuts wood in our fort and if they did they would have bad luck for seven years.
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2018-11-14 02:02
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Our fields are called "the Cow, Horse, First, Second, Hill and Fort fields. There is the remains of an old frot in the fort
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2018-11-14 02:01
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"Ineeny mo" is the name of one of the Fallon's fields
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2018-11-14 02:00
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A well in the "well-field." There are three crossroads near our house. One is called the "Head of the Road" and the other two are the "Far Crossroads and the "Near Crossroads"
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2018-11-14 01:43
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yesterday.
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2018-11-14 01:43
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There were two men who resided around this part of the country at one time, who were very witty.
One was Henry from Horsestown, and the other was Gregan from the Glude. Henry had the relief at that time, and he would have to go to Navan for it, and he always went by train for it.
One night at a wake Henry was in first, and when Gregan came in there was no remarks past for a time.
Then Henry said, "O Johnie I did not see you until now". "O then" said Gregan "If I was relieving officer you would see me long ago.
"I heard you were begging by steam
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2018-11-14 01:40
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Tommy Neill ("Tom Ruadh") Oldtown was one of the I.R.B.
An old gun was found by the police, in his cabin for which he was arrested and was in danger of transportation. Friends of his went to Francis Murphy J.P. to intercede for him.
Murphy told them to give Tommy a roll of bread as he entered the court house, and to tell him to to reply to any questions only to eat his bread.
Tommy who was not very intelligent looking did as he was told and munched the bread when asked if he had any remarks to make.
Old Murphy who was "on the bench" called out, "The man is an idiot. Let him go home out of that." So Tommy "Ruadh" escaped and Murphy redeemed
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2018-11-14 01:34
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At Rosnaree there lived an old man whose name was Johnson. When selling anything he would compose a rhyme about it. One time he was selling eels and he made a verse which ran like this;-
"Johnie Johnson has Eels for sale
As good as ever wagged a tail,
If you eat them raw they will stick in your craw,
But if you fry them on a pan
They are fit for any man."
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2018-11-14 01:17
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Unite my gallant countrymen. We must forget the past.
War has been waged upon us we have to fight at last.
This convention brought conscription after weary years of wait.
Now they want us out to Flanders, where the Germans have them bate.
(II)
Too many of our kith and kin, that's gone to France before[?]
Whose bodies now lie moulderng, their loss we do deplore.
They shed their blood in Flanders to defend a country.
With heavens vengeance falling on a land for sodomy.
(III)
They tell us that they are fighting for small nations liberty.
And nothing for poor Ireland but the yolk of slavery.
Now they want to take her sons to fight their battles through.
To lay down their lives in Flanders for a treaty breaking [?]
(IV)
We sent the noblest statesmen the world could produce.
To fight our rights in parliament but all to little use.
They meant to do what Cromwell meant - to hell or Connaught chase.
To exterminate for ever the remainder of our race.
(V)
Too long we have been taunted with Lloyd George's policy.
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2018-11-14 01:15
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of Silken Thomas, this castle was taken by the English, soon after the surrender of Maynooth. The Earl caused a drove of cattle to appear in the morning hard by the town. Those who kept the fort, suspecting it to be a booty, came out of the castle. Thomas and his followers who lay hard by in ambush attacked them, slew the greater number and regained the Castle.
The remains of this fortress were in existence up to the eighteenth century, and was known as the Castle of Offaly. It was situated upon a rising ground near the back entrance of the Lodge, to provide materials for the building of which residence, led to its final demolition.
At the short distance to the south of Rathangan, near Mount
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2018-11-14 01:15
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It is very probable that these sculptures formed portion of a tomb. There are two other stones displaying grotesque monsters or demons.
The Franciscans were in Kildare till the early part of the 17th century.
Peter, Lord Bermingham, known as "the Treacherous Baron" was interred in the Gray Abbey. He invited Murtough and Caalvagh O'Conor with 24 of the chiefs of their people to an entertainment at his castle of Carrick on Trinity Sunday 13[?] as they stood up from the table, there were treacherously massacred and their heads sold to their enemies.
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2018-11-14 01:13
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Kildare came into the possession of the English soon after the invasion. This castle was built by De Vesci, to whom the town and district around were gra[?] for protection of his extensive possessions. In 1294 Calvagh O'Conor Chief of Hy Failia, then in arms against the English stormed and took the Castle of Kildare, burnt all the records and Deeds of the Manor and destroyed the "Tallie a species of accounts by nitches made in pieces of wood, kept between [?] and menial at a time when writing was regarded as a very high accomplishment. O'Conor appears to have held possession of the Castle till 1307 when he was defeated by Lord Offaly and obliged to return Hy Failia, his own district in the
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2018-11-14 01:08
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the table but no man returned.
There was a pig fair in Dublin the same day. The three kept walking around until they bought a pig off a farmer. The farmer had two more pigs for sale. The three men told him that the pig was for the priest. They bought the pig. One of the men went along with the farmer to a priests house.
The man told the farmer to stay at the gate until he's see the pries first. The man went into the priests house and told him that he was going to England His brother followed him and a said that that he was ashamed of him. "Why" said the priest. He is always saying "Pay me the price of my pig." I hope you will get him out of that habit by saying a few prayers for him. "Send him in here" said the priest. The man went to the gate where the farmer stood and he told him to go into the priest and he will pay you for your pig. He went into the priest and the priest told him to go down on his knees until he would say a few prayers over him.
He did so
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2018-11-14 01:07
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pay it all." "Orra what are you doing" he said to his wife let me out or I'll give you a cloute." She took off the blind-fold off her eyes and she told him her story. "Devil half the right happened you" he said.
The three men had nothing of pay for that nights lodging. They got as far as Dublin and they got lodgings there also. In the morning they asked the woman of the house how much was the damage and she said - so much. Two of the men walked out of the house. After a while the third man took off his hat and left it on the table and said "I wonder where are the other two gone"? He went out on the road and the other two men were running as fast as they could. He commenced to follow them and he was shouting "Clear the road" - we are running for a bet. The three of them kept running until they were out of sight. The landlady was expecting the man to come back to pay the fee, and also for his hat that he left on
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2018-11-14 01:06
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In this district years ago we had men who in various forms of sport won considerable renown. To assertain to-day in whatsoever their fromess[?] asserted itself and the measure of their strength and speed is not an easy task. Their feats are exaggerated and it has long been acknowledged and it has long been acknowledged that such men alway gain by the "historical estimate". If they were pygmies to their contemporaries they are giants to us. And vice versa.
In the line of strength John Purcell, Glencommon, Partick Casey Curraghmore, Micheal Scully, Ballinacroney
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2018-11-14 00:40
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it, it was basely filched from them by the State, through the agency of the Court of Wards.
In 1540 the town and Castle were plundered and burned by O'Connor. In 1643 the castle was repaired and a garrison established in it by Lord Castlehan[?] in 1647 Colonel Jones took the place upon quarter, but it was soon after retaken by the Irish, who held it till the beginning of June 1649 when it was repossessed by the Lord Lieutenant.
Subsequently the Castle of Kildare was the residence of members of the Geraldine family, the last of whom who abode there being the patriot and ill-fated Lord Edward Fitzgerald and his French and Catholic lady, Pamela
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2018-11-14 00:37
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Games I play
The games I play are foot-ball, hide-and-go-seek, tig, table tennis, ludo and marbles.
In Spring I play marbles or tig and in Summer, when we have our school holidays, I have great fun playing hide-and-go-seek round the cocks of hay or tumbling in it.
In Autumn I enjoy picking blackberries or kicking foot-ball and in Winter on the cold nights I play table tennis or ludo. If there is snow we all make a snow-man or throw snow-balls at each other. If there is ice we pass the time sliding on it.
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2018-11-14 00:36
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through the land but there are no lakes.
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2018-11-14 00:36
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It was alleged that one of the resident landlords condemned a priest, and in his condemnation passed some unsavoury remarks about the Catholic clergy and the fox.
An old standing tradition says that the judge, soon after, grew a tail, and being one of the hunting gentry, carried his tail in a silken purse, when hunting.
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2018-11-14 00:35
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The lake is known as Knockroe lake.
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2018-11-14 00:35
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Spruce and Larch trees.
These plantations can be seen for a long distance round the country.
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2018-11-14 00:32
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she died, when the widow died a little girl saw the cow going into a slit in a rock and she was never see again. Afterwards, she was always called by the old people as the fairy cow. It is said that the widow lived in Bohola. I got this information from
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2018-11-14 00:30
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is a sign of a windy storm. A fog is usually for heat. The flies fly low when it is going to rain. Also the chimney smokes and will not draw. The cattle lowing at night is a sign that a thunder storm is coming.
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2018-11-14 00:26
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Docks, thistles, chicken-weed, sow-thistle, spunk and prayeach[?] are the weeds that grow in the fields. The dock is used to cure the sting of a nettle. Praipeach is used for making sheep-dip. The thistle, the dock, the chicken-weed, praipeach[?] and spunk are very harmful
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2018-11-14 00:25
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Docks, thistles, chicken-weed, sow-thistle, spunk and prayeach are the weeds that grow in the fields. The dock is used to cure the sting of a nettle. Praipeach is used for making sheep-dip. The thistle, the dock, the chicken-weed, praipeach and spunk are very harmful
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2018-11-14 00:24
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and hang up in the homes behind holy pictures, over doors and sometimes over the doors of outhouses. Holy water is kept in the homes so that people can bless themselves with it night and morning, it is also sprinkled round the bedrooms at night, sometimes into the four corners of the room in honour of the Souls in Purgatory. Sometimes, when people are going on a journey, they carry a small bottle of holy water as a protection from accidents. Water from holy wells is also kept in the homes and used in time of sickness and pain.
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2018-11-14 00:23
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Unite my gallant countrymen. We must forget the past.
War has been waged upon us we have to fight at last.
This convention brought conscription after weary years of wait.
Now they want us out to Flanders, where the Germans have them bate.
(II)
Too many of our kith and kin, that's gone to France before(?)
Whose bodies now lie moulderng, their loss we do deplore.
They shed their blood in Flanders to defend a country.
With heavens vengeance falling on a land for sodomy.
(III)
They tell us that they are fighting for small nations liberty.
And nothing for poor Ireland but the yolk of slavery.
Now they want to take her sons to fight their battles through.
To lay down their lives in Flanders for a treaty breaking (?)
(IV)
We sent the noblest statesmen the world could produce.
To fight our rights in parliament but all to little use.
They meant to do what Cromwell meant - to hell or Connaught chase.
To exterminate for ever the remainder of our race.
(V)
Too long we have been taunted with Lloyd George's policy.
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2018-11-14 00:23
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died within an hour. After the Armistice the work got slack and in 1919 the Company finally broke up, which was a great loss to the Town.
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2018-11-14 00:22
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the 24th November. There is no Patron Day or other celebrations, except that 24th Nov is an Offering day in the Parish. A fuller account of Saint Cianan will be given under another heading when the history of the village is being detailed.
The principal buildings in the village are the Catholic Church, the Protestant Church, The Courthouse, the Police Barrack and the Boys' and Girls' School. A tablet in the wall of the Catholic Church over the front door says it was erected by the exertions of the Rev. W. Kearney in 1812". There is also a marble tablet in the inside of the Church erected to the memory of Fr Gaughran who was Parish Priest here for 23 years and whose memory is still greatly cherished by the people.
There are the remains of an extensive flour and corn mill of which a description will be given later in this book.
The first thing that will strike the visitor to Duleek is that it is a great fruit-producing village. Almost every family in the village has a fruit garden, mostly of raspberries, though there are orchards of plums, damsons and apples also. It is a pleasant sight to visit the village in the late Spring and early Summer when the trees are abloom. The population is mostly of the labouring class, the men being engaged on the (?) the farmers or with the Co. Council on the Road or Quarries. They can attend to the raspberries after their
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2018-11-14 00:18
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1.
Brightly the strings of the old harp is trembling
Lightly I touch it as ever I can
And to sing of the neighbours
That I saw assembling
To work for campaigners bold under the Plan
First in there again
Down came the Allen men
The leaders supporting their flags flowing free
Proudly I have heard him say
God save the plough to-day
Over the fair fields of Cualenagree
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Men came with open carts, horses and harrow
More came with plenty of ploughs to and then
More came with steel forks and others with barrows
To saw every spit of soil in the glen
And then the very earth throbbed neath
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2018-11-14 00:16
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A giant threw a finger stone from Nock-na-re to Cairns View near Sligo. The finger stone was about twenty ton weight. His name was Milre - Mór. The stone is still to be seen at Cairns View and trade of the giants fingers on it.
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2018-11-14 00:16
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and took a mouth-full of skin off her back and the people went in after her and the house was all covered with blood, and they took the clothes off her bleeding and the skin off her back in the same place as the dog caught the hare. Dr Johnston put her from his farm and told her if he ever saw her on his farm he would burn her alive.
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2018-11-14 00:16
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There was a man, named Mr. Mc Vie, living in the town of Sligo. He and his wife were invited to a wedding in Aughamore. The night was very calm and they decided to go by boat. When they were half way up the lake Lough Gill a great storm arose, and everyone in the boat would have been drowned only that the man took off his silt scarf and threw it into the lake, saying ''Here Lady of the Lake, take these ribbons for your hair''. Immediately the storm ceased and the lake became quite calm.
The first motor boat on Lough Gill was named the ''Lady of the Lake'' One day the real Lady of the Lake appeared to the Captain and told him to change the name as there was just one Lady of the Lake and that was she. The Captain changed it to ''Maid of the Sea''.
The bell of the Sligo Abbey was thrown into Lough Gill during the time of the Penal Laws
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2018-11-14 00:15
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There are no Holy Wells on this Parish
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2018-11-14 00:15
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About a half a mile from Dromahair there was a very old ancient house called Friarstown big house. This old mansion had the reputation of being haunted by ghosts. This ghost was heard nightly walking back and forth through the drawing room. A few years ago this land was divided, into divisions and comfortable homes from the tenant. There came four men gaffering on this estate. These men slept there, the second night they went to bed they could not sleep with the noise of some one walking through this room.
This went on until the men got worried and annoyed and
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2018-11-14 00:14
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money and a clear rent receipt for ever.
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2018-11-14 00:14
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leaving home.'' The smith told the man when he would he would go home to turn out again on the kitchen door and to go back again to the house and say in a fuery that he saw a fort on fire and the little boy jumped from where he was sitting and said to at the top of his voice.
''My forge will be burned" and he didn't return.
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2018-11-14 00:13
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In my district there are three black smiths, namely Thomas Mac Morrow, Michael Gillbride and Patrick Layden
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2018-11-14 00:11
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The Fairy Flax is a tract of waste ground in the immediate vicinity of the Naas railway station. On this land there are two tree situated about four or five yards apart. There is a story circulated around the district that every night at 12 o'clock particularly in the winter, a headless man is seen riding a white horse between these two trees.
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2018-11-13 23:59
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The town of Rathangan, on the Little Barrow, stands in the ancient parish of the same name, now incorporated with Kildare. The name signifies the Rath of Jomghain. The Rath is still to be seen near the Protestant Church, and measures about 180 ft. in diameter. Jomghain is a proper name signifying Vulnerator, and was of frequent occurence in ancient Ireland.
The Manor of Rathangan, came into the possession of the De Veseys, soon after the English invasion; they were the founders of the Castle, which with their other possessions passed into the hands of John FitzThomas, first Geraldine Earl of Kildare in 1316.
In 1354 during the rebellion
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2018-11-13 23:54
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of Silken Thomas, this castle was taken by the English, soon after the surrender of Maynooth. The Earl caused a drove of cattle to appear in the morning hard by the town. Those who kept the fort, suspecting it to be a booty, came out of the castle. Thomas and his followers who lay hard by in ambush attacked them, slew the greater number and regained the Castle.
The remains of this fortress were in existence up to the eighteenth century, and was known as the Castle of Offaly. It was situated upon a rising ground near the back entrance of the Lodge, to provide materials for the building of which residence, led to its final demolition.
At the short distance to the south of Rathangan, near Mount[?]
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2018-11-13 23:49
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Prospect, there is still to be seen a square tower, now known as Offaly Castle, this fort was placed here to command an important ford on the adjoining river.
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2018-11-13 23:47
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on the Baron of Offaly.
There was a magnificent tomb in our Lady's Chapel in which the Earls of Kildare and their families were interred. Some ancient sculptured stones, now inverted, for preservation, in the wall of the Chapel of the Carmelite Convent, Kildare are said to have been brought from the Gray Abbey. These stones are 1.
The upper portion of a human figure under a Gothic canopy, with a double or archiepiscopal cross, 2. Our Blessed Lord seated, bound with cords and crowned with thorns, the words, Ecce Homs, at side of head, this has also a Gothic canopy overhead. 3. The Crucifiction, figures of the Blessed Virgin and St. John on either side. glories around their heads. - these figures are disproportionally short
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2018-11-13 23:38
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It is very probable that these sculptures formed portion of a tomb. There [?] two other stones displaying grotesque monsters or demons.
The Framciscans were in Kildare till the early part of the 17th century.
Peter, Lord Bermingham, known as "the Treacherous Baron" was interred in the Gray Abbey. He invited Murtough and Caalvagh O'Conor with 24 of the chiefs of their people to an entertainment at his castle of Carrick on Trinity Sunday 13[?] as they stood up from the table, there were treacherously massacred and their heads sold to their enemies.
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2018-11-13 23:35
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The Gray Abbey
This Monastery, which stood on the south side of the town where some remnants of it are still to be seen, was erected for Franciscan Friars in the year 1260, by Lord Willia de Vesci, but was completed by Gerard Fitzmaurice, Lord Offaly.
In 1294, William Vesci, Lord Justice accused John FitzThomas, first Earl of Kildare of felony; they both sailed for England to have their dispute decided by the King and Council. It resulted in John FitzThomas challenging his opponent to single combat, a course approved of the King, who named a day for the purpose. When the day approached Vescie secretly sailed into France.King Edward on hearing of his flight bestowed Vescie's Lordships of Kildare and Rathangan
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2018-11-13 23:29
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The story is told that from the time of St. Brigid a certain fine falcon used to resort this place and was accustomed to settle on the top of the Ecclesiastical Tower. Whence it was called by the people "The Bird of Brigid", and was held in veneration by all. This bird, as if trained for the purpose, was wont, at the bidding of the inhabitants or the soldiers of the camp, to pursue the birds which resorted the plains and rivers about Kildare, and to bring them to earth to the no small amusement of the beholders.
Visitors to the town of Kildare may ascend the Round Tower and view the surrounding country from the top - 138' 7" above.
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2018-11-13 23:27
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This church was erected in the time of the St. Brigid and the St. Conleth. It was a simple Cross Church with out aisles. A Tower arose above the intersection of the arms of the Cross, whilst a noble Round Tower stood, and still stands, not far from the western end of the Nave. The Nave was divided by a wooded partition into two equal portions and St. Conleth with his Chapter occupied the right or south sides and St. Brigid with her Nuns, the left or north side.
Time after time the
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2018-11-13 23:04
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and eighty pounds weight with a donkey and cart. The mills-owner hearing of Sean's strength offered him the flour free if he would take it home on his back little thinking he would perform the feat. Sean agreed. He placed the flour on his back and never stopped until he reached home followed by the miller in the donkey and cart a distance of about seven miles.
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2018-11-13 23:01
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In this parish about sixty years ago their lived a man by the name of Thomas Buttimer who was then regarded as one of the leading champion boul-players of Ireland. At that time he played one of his most famous scores, his opponent being Owen Egan of Glasheen. They played from Ardarostig Mills to Corran Cross, a distance of about eight miles, for one hundred and fifty pounds a side. The score was concluded on the third Sunday a victory for our local champion by the narrow margin of a few yards. Several thousands witnessed the score on each Sunday.
Another tale is told of the strength and endurance of one of our parishioners who lived in the northern end of the Mountain parish John Mc Sweeney by name (or as he was locally known, Sean Dalc) One morning it is said Sean left his house bound for Ardarostig Mills for a sack of flour, two hundred
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2018-11-13 22:54
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saw a leipreacán inside a ditch. He took hold of the leipreacán and he said he would not let him go until he would tell him where the gold was. The leipreacán showed him the tree under which the gold was. The man put a red string around the tree and he went home for a spade when he came back the leipreacan had put a red string around every tree.
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2018-11-13 22:52
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The leipreacán is a wee little man from 9" to 1' in height. He is dressed in a red coat and a knee breeches. He has a pair of long pointed shoes a red coat, and a high hat something like a helmet. He is supposed to live in a rath or lios and his usual occupation is shoemaking His favourite place for working is under a white thorn tree. Each leipreacan is supposed to be in charge of a crock of gold and if a person was fortunate enough to get hold of him and force the secret from him he would have plenty of gold for ever. But even when caught he is full of cunning He will try all sorts of plans to make his escape such as "Mind the bull behind you or "Strike him, "strike him" he would say. Then if the possessor of the little fellow would take his eyes off him he was gone. Once a man was walking along a road. As he was going along he
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my" said the parrot. The man thought the door would be opened any minute, but no. He knocked again, and got the same answer. He was there for a long time before the barman came back.
In olden times a halfpenny was called a "make", a penny a "lop" a sixpence a "tanner" a shilling a "bob" ten shillings a "half quid", and a pound a quid. There were fourpenny bits and a coin worth thirteenpence in use long ago, but they are not used now. A fourpenny bit was called a "groat".
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In olden times there was a shop in every village in this district but there was not much for sale in them. Any big purchases would have to be made in Cork, Bandon, or Kinsale. If a man got a thing on credit, he would say he got it on tick. If he was buying a thing worth five shillings, and he had no money but a ten shilling note, he would pay it and get five shillings change. When a man sold he would give something back to the buyer for luck. Boot was money given to balance a one-sided bargain. Fairs were held outside every town or big village two or three times in the year and thye are held there still. There was a family of rag-collectors living in this district once and they were nicknamed "The Green Cockaders". There was a tannery in Bandon once, and every week a man would drive a car-load of leather from it to a merchant in Cork. He would stop at the Halfway to give the horse a rest. One day, being thirsty, he went to the public-house to have a drink. Now the barman had a parrot who would make fun of everybody who came in. When the man knocked the barman was out, so the parrot said "Who's there" "The man with the leather from Bandon said the man. "Oh
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2018-11-13 21:26
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Donnchadh Ó Cróinín ar a theicheadh i bFaill na Sróine i n-aice an Ghúgáin Barra
Bhí fear gurb ainm do Donnchadh Ó Cróinín na chomhnaidhe ar Ghoirtín na Coille timcheall míle lastuaidh de Bhéal átha an Ghaorthaidh. Thug máthair Dhonnchadh airgead ar iasacht do mhuinntir Chárthaig a bhí na gcómhnaidhe ar Gort na Scairte timcheall míle taobh theas de Charraig an Adhmaid. Bhí sé ag teip ar mhuinntir Chróiníniachaint a chur ar
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2018-11-13 21:06
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Another believe is that there was another treasure hidden under a big door step. When they came to this stone Mr. Woods said to leave it there for the present. Some time after they lifted the stone, But strange to say nothing was found, but the people of the locality still live in hopes to find the treasure some day.
May be when as they least except if they will come upon it.
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they got up to see what was the matter but they could see nothing. They went back to bed and the same noise started and they listened until morning. When they got up they told the whole story to the people there. The next night these men did not go to bed until one o'clock. They were not right in bed until the noise started again.
Next day they changed their beds to another room. That night they heard no noise nor ever since. It is said that there was a man named Palmer who shot himself in this room that the noise was heard in.
Another old believe is when this house was tossed that there was old jewels and treasure hidden there. A man named Mr.Woods found a document worth some money, and a lot of other leaflets.
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2018-11-13 21:00
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they got up to see what was the matter but they could see nothing. They went back to bed and the same noise started and they listened until morning. When they got up they told the whole story to the people there. The next night these men did not go to bed until one o'clock. They were not right in bed until the noise started again.
Nest day they changed their beds to another room. That night they heard no noise nor ever since. It is said that there was a man named Palmer who shot himself in this room that the noise was heard in.
Another old believe is when this house was tossed that there was old jewels and treasure hidden there. A man named Mr.Woods found a document worth some money, and a lot of other leaflets.
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2018-11-13 20:56
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A long time ago a man went out into a field. He caught a Lepreacan, and he told the Lepreacan he would not let him go until he would tell him where the money was. The Lepreacan told him where the money was. The man put down a stick in the ground where the money was. He went for a spade to dig up the money. When he cam home he got the spade and went back to get the money. When he went to the place where the money
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2018-11-13 20:53
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Once upon a time Masses were said in the mountains and valleys and hills. The priest was afraid to say it and the people were afraid to hear mass in the chapels or the churches. To this day the rocks and stones are there where the masses were said. There are some of the rocks near us and were never removed yet.
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2018-11-13 20:50
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money and a clear rent receipt for ever.

Friarstown Ghost.
About a half a mile from Dromahair there was a very old ancient house called Friarstown big house. This old mansion had the reputation of being haunted by ghosts. This ghost was heard nightly walking back and forth through the drawing room. A few years ago this land was divided, into divisions and comfortable homes from the tenant. There came four men gaffering on this estate. These men slept there, the second night they went to bed they could not sleep with the noise of some one walking through this room.
This went on until the men got worried and annoyed and
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man across the face. The man's mouth was turned to one side of his face. The next day he went to the Parish Priest of Camross to get his mouth back right.
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2018-11-13 20:49
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Once there was a house in Windsor. There was a servant man and a servant woman living in it. One night the man was out late. When he came home he saw a white woman at the fire. He thought it was the servant. There was a candle lighting on the table. He said to the woman at the fire that she was up very late. The woman hit the
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2018-11-13 20:46
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There was a Hedge-Schoolmaster living in Garranbown. He taught night school in Scully's house. There was a man named Murphy and he was also a hedge schoolmaster. He lived at the cock of Coolrain.
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There is a rath at the south side of Pluck's Bridge. Long ago a Ball of Fire was seen to rise from this Rath and fall further up the mountain. This was supposed to be sickness travelling form one place to another.
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In 1855 an old Hedge - Schoolmaster lived in camross. Heis name was Canty. He used to teach the children near Pluck's Bridge.
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Holy Family
There is no information concerning the Holy Family in this Parish.
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Famine Times
There is no information concerning the famine times, only what is found in the History Book.
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2018-11-13 20:38
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Proverbs
There are no proverbs in this district unless those derived from printed sources.
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Holy Wells
There are no Holy Wells on this Parish
Eva Buchanan
Drumkeerin Co. Leitrim
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woke up he saw a priest in the Altar. The priest asked him were there anyone there to answer mass and he said no. Then the Priest turned away, and the man got up and went home.
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2018-11-13 20:33
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One night a man named James Sheehy was coming home from town. He went into the Chapel, And he fell asleep there. When he
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2018-11-13 20:33
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A man named Michael Mc Grath was coming home from Burncourt one night. When he came near Mc Culloughs at Tuar Cross a red light came out before him. He went sideways from it but it came out before him the second time. The third time it came before him at Jack Condons and knocked him off the bicycle. Then he left the bicycle in the road and ran into Condons. He stayed there until about three o'clock. The he came out and went home.
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A Ghost Story
In olden times it was Mr. Hamilton was shepherd on the mountain. There was a fair in Donegal and Mr.Hamilton got a man to go with sheep to it.
When he reached Donegal it was too late to return home, and he got lodging from a man outside it. He got a good supper, and then the man brought him to a big barn where he slept for the night. At midnight he awoke and saw a man sitting on a chair playing a fiddle, and another man blowing a big fire, where there was no fire when he was going to bed. There was a third sitting on the collar tie of the roof making faces at him. This continued on until the daylight.
When he got up in the morning he told the man that gave him lodging all that he saw.
The man told him that this was a house where people were hanged in olden times. This man was afraid to lodge in any house after that. It happened to.
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would help his wife who was crying. Nobody offered help and when she went to call him he was dead. At every funeral the We profundis is said on that part of the road.
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2018-11-13 20:29
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There was once a man who was never like by the people because he was a kind of spy. One day the people were coming from mass and they saw him lying on the roadside. They thought he was dead but it was made up to see who
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2018-11-13 20:28
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Once a woman lived alone in a house and two men used to come every Saturday night to play cards. During that time a ghost known as the "White Woman" used to be seen. The woman of the house asked the man who was to pass the place what he would do if he saw the "White Woman". "Only ketch her", he said. As he passed the place the "White Woman" asked him if he was up to his word. He said nothing but ran home and went to bed. When his people saw him next day he was black in the face and they sent for a priest. The priest said he would die the same time that night as he met the "Woman" the night before, and he died.
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2018-11-13 20:15
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One night a man was coming home from a fair, he was drunk, when he was as far as "Tuar Cross" he hit up against something. He opened his eyes and he saw a white woman standing before him. He said to her "what do you want there for", the woman was seen there every night, and she was never seen after that.
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2018-11-13 20:12
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fence, hit him on the head with a hurley and killed him. For years after that the people of the two parishes were very bitter against each other, and no man dared to cross the boundary. If he did he would get a terrible beating. One night a Ballyheada man went into a house in Ballymartle, threw everybody in the house out on the road, pulled the legs out of the chairs and tables, and made off home with a crowd of Ballymartle people after him.
There was a field near Clontead graveyard and many people believed that there was an evil spirit hiding somewhere in the grass. He would bring luck to the Kinsale team whenever they played there. The captain of the Ballyheada team, a man named O'Keeffe, would not believe this, and he challenged Kinsale to a match there. The Kinsale men took up the challenge. When they were playing O'Keeffe was in goal. Before they were at it ten minutes the ball had come in to O'Keeffe seventeen times. He was so disgusted that he threw down his hurley and walked away.
Most of the famous hurlers who were there then are now forgotten, but the old people remember some of them still. Dempsy, of Ballinadee was one of the best men there. Ted Mahony was a good hurler in Ballyheada, and the Stantons and Kellehers were always good hurlers
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2018-11-13 20:03
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Before the G. A. A . was established hurling was not what it is now. There was no special length to the pitch nor were there any side-lines. It was just an ordinary field with two opposite corners as goals. There were there were two marks put on the fences with hurleys about four yards from the corners. The ball was about as big as a football and was stuffed with feathers. The hurleys had very narrow bosses. They were made at home by the players, who took off their coats to play.
The ball could never be pucked far in the air because it was too heavy. The game was mostly a struggle for the ball. If there was a good man in one team the captain of the other team would get the strongest man in his team to hold him until the game was over. The game was over when one team scored a goal. The game could last five minutes or half a day, and the players would get no rest.
Twenty or thirty years ago there were a lot of stories told about matches played over sixty years ago, but now they are forgotten. The Ballyheada team and the Ballymartle team were great rivals for a long time Once when they were playing against each other a Ballyheada man was bringing the ball into the Ballymartle goal when a man jumped down off the
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2018-11-13 19:56
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There was a witch in Kilcrea Abbey and she used to steal the bodies out of the graves in the abbey and the butter from the people She used to turn herself into a hare when the people would come after her. A neighbour told the priest and he put two twigs around the churn and she couldn't take the butter
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2018-11-13 18:42
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One night some people were eating their supper and somebody said there was a haunted room in the house. Another said there were no ghosts. They argued for sometime until the man who did not believe in ghosts offered to sleep in the haunted room. Soon after they heard him shouting and rushed to his room where they found him dead. It was said that the ghost killed him.
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die soon afterwards. One this account the people are afraid to dig for it.
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2018-11-13 18:42
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There is a pot of fairy gold hidden in Stonepark. This village is about three miles from our school. It is hidden at a turn on the booren which leads to the village. There is a fort near by and lights have often been seen there.
There is a tradition that if three men dig for the gold they will find it. But one of these men will
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2018-11-13 18:41
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time to ride back again with the priest. When they reached Ballyporeen they saw a light in the chapel. The priest told the man to hold the horse while he went to see who it was in the chapel. They man for two or three hours before the priest returned. The priest said nothing that night but after a few days he died.
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2018-11-13 18:40
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One night a man was dying and his relatives sent another man on horseback for a priest. It was usual at that
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2018-11-13 18:39
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Late one night when my father came home he opened the kitchen door the lamp was turned low. My mother did this after we went to bed so he still thought she waiting for him. He saw a woman walk towards the table and disappear. My mother was in bed and he knew he had seen a ghost.
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2018-11-13 18:39
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It is said that there is a pot of gold hidden in a field named Burren which is about one from Mountpleasant school. A Leprechaun has been seen there on several occasions. He is supposed to be in charge of the money. People are afraid to dig for it because it is said that three lives must be lost before it can be found.
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2018-11-13 18:38
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Two men once were near Kilbeheny walking. A funeral passed them they sat in one of the cars. They asked who was dead but got no answer. They did not mind. When they reached Kilbeheny the funeral disappeared and they found themselves sitting on the road.
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2018-11-13 18:37
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flat square stone. Then they heard a fluttering noise behind them. They saw a very large white gander. They got afraid and ran away leaving there spades behind them. Next morning they found they the spades broken into pieces.
No one has dug for the gold since then. Lights have been seen at this place by several people. They are usually seen at midnight.
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2018-11-13 18:34
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There is a hidden treasure in Clooneen, Ballyglass. An elder-berry tree grows near the spot. It is on the edge of a wood near the road which leads from Ballyglass to Carnacon.
Some years ago two men went to dig for the treasure. When they had dug for some time they saw a
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2018-11-13 18:33
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One night a man from the Black Road was coming from Mitchelstown. At Foxes cross near Kilbeheny a funeral passed him on the road as he lit his pipe. Only one motor followed the hearse. For some time he was not afraid but after a while he began to realise that it was a ghost funeral he had seen. He went home as quick as he could.
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2018-11-13 18:31
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"Matches" are made in this district.
May and November are regarded as unlucky months.
Tuesdays and Fridays are unlucky days.
Marriages usually take place during Shrove.
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2018-11-13 18:31
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When old Mr Kingston died, the people used to steal firing out of the wood, one night a man went into the wood to cut a tree. The tree was very big he looked up and saw old Mr Kingston sitting on top. He ran away. After that everyone found Kingston's ghost.
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13. The dog eats grass.
14. Corns pinch.
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into the cave again. And it is called "[?]" since that day.
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Saturday is a sign that the weather will be bad for the coming month.
7. There are midges in the air when the sun goes down in Summer.
8. The crows lie in groups on the walls.
9. A blue flame burns in the fire.
10. The soot falls.
11. The curlew cries.
12. The cat sits with its back to the fire.
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The Mitchelstown caves are two miles from the school. There are two caves. Lots of strangers go down into one of them, but no-one goes into the other. The cave they'd go into is called [?]. It is said that one day a black sheep came up with her lambs out of the caves and stayed three or four days grazing there. They went
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2018-11-13 18:28
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Signs of Rain:-
1. The mountains appear near.
2. The sun sinks into a bank of clouds when setting.
3. The outline of the full moon is visible in the new moon.
4. The new moon lies on its back.
5. A white misty ring appears round the moon.
6. A new moon on
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2018-11-13 18:27
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One night a man was coming home from a fair, he was [?] drunk, when he was as far as "Tuar Cross" he hit up against something. He opened his eyes and he saw a white woman standing before him. He said to her "what do you want there for", the woman was seen there every night, and she was never seen after that.
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2018-11-13 18:26
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About fifty years ago there lived in this parish a man who refused to go to confession. The priest made many a call on the man ;- but it was all in vain.
Meeting the man on the road one day, he, as usual, asked him to go to confession, and promised him that if he did, he
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"No", replied Dave. "You're standing on the brink of hell", said the priest.
"Well, isn't it a queer place your house is built", retorted Dave.
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She had a long journey to come to school. She had to pass a lios. One morning as she was one morning as she was passing, she walked very near the lios. Her leg got entangled in a root, it swelled up and she went home again and it got very sore. She could not get it to cure, a lot of doctors attended her, and they could do nothing for her. She wrote to her mother and her mother told her to get a poultes of black turf and to put it to her leg as hot as she could bear it, she did as she was told and after a few days it was cured.
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2018-11-13 18:24
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A man, named Dave Gregg, was one day conversing with Fr. John O'Callaghan, the parish priest of Aghinagh, at the latter's hall-door. In the course of the conversation, it transpired that the man hadn't been to Mass of the sacraments for four years.
"Well", said the priest, "do you know where you are standing".
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2018-11-13 18:23
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A traveller was once walking along on of the local roads when he met a farmer reading the morning's newspaper.
"Well", said the traveller, "you're reading the morning's news, sir".
"I am", replied the farmer, "just to kill time".
"Ah you are making a mistake sir", said the traveller, " time will kill you".
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2018-11-13 18:23
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There are fairs held in Mitchelstown every month, people sell cattle, sheep, pigs, and other animals at the fairs. They sell the animals at the square. They have to pay custom on the animals to a man named Whelan. They had to pay twopence on cattle and one penny on sheep. When they meat used to run short, the butchers used to go to the houses to buy sheep and cattle to kill. When they used to sell the animals they used to give money for luck to the buyer, the money which was given was called the luck penny. Sometimes special fairs were held for the selling of pigs. They sold fowl and eggs at the markets.
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2018-11-13 18:21
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Once there was a sick priest, who was not able to say mass on a Sunday. The clerk turned up, but the priest informed him that owing to his illness he could not celebrate it, and ordered him to go on the altar and make the following announcement:-
"As the priest is unable to say mass to-day, it is not a sin for ye to miss mass. Next Friday will be the first Friday. Saturday will be the feast of St.Peter and Paul, and on Tuesday two persons will be married in this church";-
The clerk went out and said, "The priest is sick and it is no sin. Next Thursday will be the first Friday. Saturday St.Peter and Paul will be married in the church, and on Tuesday the feast of two persons will take place".
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2018-11-13 18:20
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There was a lios in Roche's farm in Kiltankin. It is said that one night a funeral was seen rising up out of the lios and it came up through Roche's farm and Finns farm. It is said that all the gates opened before it. When the people got up in the morning they found all the cattle were gone out of the fields and all the gates were opened. It is said that a man was butting bushes near the lios and he and it was his funeral that rose out of the lios.
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2018-11-13 18:18
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A dog used to be seen near Ballyporeen and the more the people tried to hunt it the more it would follow them. One night as a crowd of men were going to the village it appeared before them and it was white. They tried to hunt it but it was getting bigger and turning black. In the end it was as big as a donkey and as black as soot and then it disappeared.
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2018-11-13 18:17
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her and when she turned down at Lyche's Cross it disappeared. When she came near the house it was behind her again and it followed her into the yard.
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2018-11-13 18:16
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One night a woman was coming home from Kilbehenny and near Kelly's a light appeared before her. When she came near it 'twas getting smaller and it vanished altogether. She passed on and it appeared again behind her. It followed
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One night a man died not far from this place and two of his sons went to tell their Uncle. There was a pond on the roadside near their house. When they were returning something in the form of three lighted candles appeared before them at the pond. When the funeral was over the boys told their mother about it and asked her what was it likely to be. She told them that they had buried three children and that it was they who were waiting for their father.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 18:13
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is a "lios" in Kiltankin and one night a farmer heard cows roaring inside in the "lios". He went home and went to bed. When he went out the following morning he found the best one of his cows dead.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 18:10
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
A crock of gold is supposed to be hidden under the stile going into the field owned now by Father Moran C.C. Gowel. A man named Michael Murray dreamt he saw the gold guarded by a fierce looking rat. One day he went to the place and dug under the stile. He saw the gold and the rat minding it. He had to go to a house in County Roscommon for a dog to kill the rat.
There was an old man and woman and the dog in the house. When the dog saw Michael he knew him and had great welcome for him. Michael brought the dog back with him and when he came back the gold and the rat had disappeared. The gold was never found. It is supposed to be there yet.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 18:05
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
A family called O'Rourkes lived in Mong in the parish of Kiltoghert. During the famine they were in good circumstances. Each night they left a lighted candle, an oaten cake and a cup of milk under a lone bush in their farm, as food for any hungry passer-by. After some time the O'Rourkes got a present of a pot of gold for their kindness.
Before they died they buried the gold in their own farm. They said that anyone who wanted money must dig for it whilst Mass was being said in Gowel Church. One day a crowd of men set to work. One man had just struck the pot with his spade, when two savage-looking dogs jumped out. The men fainted and died. Two other men under-took the task but met with the same gate. Nobody ever under-took the job since. The pot of gold is said to be in that farm yet.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 18:01
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to another on Saturday.
Friday is supposed to be a lucky day for changing from one house to another. The old saying was 'Fridays flitting makes a long sitting.'
The cross day of the year is Saint Bridget's Day. A cross is made from straw on this day and people hand it over the door to keep away sickness.
Good Friday is supposed to be a lucky day to sow a crop. If the second of February is fine and fair we will have bad weather.
The early days of April are called ' the days of the old cow.' Long ago a cow ran around the field and thought the winter was over. that was the end of March but before the 3rd of April was over the skin was gone off the cow with the cold
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 18:00
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sign of rain.
If there is a fog on the window it is a sign of frost.
When the sun goes down red it is a sign of good weather.
When the swallows fly high it is a sign of good weather.
When the cricket sings sharply it is a sign of rain.
When the hens are picking themselves it is a sign of bad weather.
When there is blue blazes in the fire it is a sign of bad weather.
When the wind blows from the west it is a sign of bad weather.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:57
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
If the soot begins to fall it is a sign of rain.
If the hills seem to be near it is a sign of rain.
If the sun goes down red it is a sign of frost.
If the frog is rust in colour it is a sign of rain.
If the sun goes down pale it is a sign of bad weather.
If the spiders start creeping down the walls it is a sign of rain.
If a spring well overflows it is a sign of good weather.
If the cat sits with her back to the fire it is a sign of rain.
If there is a halo round the moon at night it is a sign of rain.
If the cock crows it is a sign of a fine day.
If the dog stops eating his food and starts eating grass it is a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:53
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Oh Lord preserve me from the greatest of all evils a sudden and unprepared death and may Thou of Gracious Saviour meet me with a meek and merciful countenance at the moment of my departure from this life Amen.
In the name of the Lord Jeasus Christ crusified I lay me down to sleep bless me oh Lords defend and govern me and after this short and miserable pilgrimage bring me to everlasting life Amen.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:47
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if a child was born on the 14th of May he was supposed to be harmless.
There is a holy well in Cloonadra, near Lanesboro. People used to go around this well on stations. Una Collins, Clooncagh, Strokestown, Related by Margaret Cuffe, age 65 years. Clooncagh, Strokestown,
The Lore Of Certain Days.
There are many days which are supposed to be lucky for giving cures for ailments such as heart-aches, head-aches, ring-worm, cancer and jaundice.
Monday and Thursday are two days of the week which are supposed to be lucky for giving cures for heart-aches, ring-worm, and the jaundice.
People do not wish to begin work such as ploughing, house building and changing from one house
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:34
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Local Cures
Long ago people had many cures for ailments such as teeth-aches, head-aches, whooping cough, colds and the jaundice.
People used to put 'sut' and 'salt' in their teeth to cure teeth aches.
Ferrets leavings is supposed to be good for whooping cough. They also used to go out under a white asse's feet and then drink some of her milk.
When people had head-aches they used to put ice into a cloth and tie it around the head until the would go.
The cure they had for the jaundice was herbs boiled.
The old people used to boil garlic and milk and take it for a cold.
The seventh son or daughter was supposed to have a cure for ring-worm or the eight for an evil sore.
The seventh daughter of the seventh was supposed to be a prophet
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:17
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
One night a woman met another woman who was carring a bag on her back. She asked her to carry it a little distance for her. she did, but the bag was so heavy that she could not bring it.
She opened it but it was empty. She asked the woman, what made it so heavy. She said it was the weight of her sins. the woman was pettycoatloose.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:15
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a hedge-school in Condons house of Kiltankin, it was made of stone and thatched with rushes. The names of the teachers were Mrs and Mr Shaughnessy. about nine pupils attended the school. The teachers were paid 3d per week by the pupils.
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2018-11-13 17:13
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was a furze bush.
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2018-11-13 17:13
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
One night a man was coming from Kilbeheny in a donkey and cart. He came along the old road which leads from Creed's forge to Carroll's cross. It was a very dark night and he noticed a black object on the road. The donkey pricked up his ears and would not pass. He turned back and home another road. Next morning he came back to see what had been there and it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:11
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The main road from Cork to Dublin is called by people living in its neighbourhood the tarred or new road. In the old days when motors were rare it was a rough road patched with broken limestone and was only suitable for horses and carts. People in its vicinity got the contract at various places on the road to keep it in repair. About twenty years ago the County Council put this road under a scheme of Direct Labour. Shortly after the centre of the road was steam-rolled and tarred. South of this (road) school there is an old road heading from a by-road cross to the local forge. From the same cross in the opposite direction is the Caves road which was the principal road before the main road was in being.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:07
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The local fairs in Cahir, Ballyporeen, and Mitchelstown. There are four fairs in Ballyporeen on the 12th of May, 21st of August, the second saturday in October and the 17th of December. The 12th of May and the 21st of August are old fairs. People have to pay for admission into Mitchelstown fair but not in Ballyporeen. They also have to pay for the weighing of pigs in Mitchelstown. There are two pig market in Ballyporeen each month on the second and last Thursday of the month. There are not any fairs in Sheheenarinky as it is too far from the railway station. Buyers come to the farmers houses buying cattle from Athlone and Kildare. Mr Finn, Auctioneer, Mitchelstown held a sheep and cattle sale at Sheheenarinky School cross about seven years ago. When the cattle are sold the buyer gives the seller a ticket and pays him. Then the seller gives him luck money. Half crown is given in luck money for a cow, two shillings for a calf and one shilling for a pig. The fair is held in Ballyporeen in Church St and in Mitchelstown in the Square. The sheep are marked with raddle and everyone has his own mark.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:01
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One evening a man was sitting on a heap of stones in his own yard. A funeral came up from a lios nearby. There was a priest at the head of it reading a prayer book. He said to the man, "get up and go away out of this".
(see above)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 17:00
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
One night three men were in a house together preparing to go to a fair next morning. One man went out for a bucket of water and the door was thrown in three times. At last they left the house and as they were passing a wood they thought they heard all the trees falling and saw a man dressed in white running up the wood. There was a house nearby in which nobody lived and they saw a light in one of the windows.
About 12 o'clock one night a man was coming from Galtee Castle and he met a man dressed in black reading a book in the moonlight.
A man was coming along the road near Kilbehany and he fell asleep in the dyke. He woke up about 4 o'clock and was proceeding towards home. A black sow followed him and was snapping at his heels. She kept doing this until they came to a part of the road which was flooded. Then the sow disappeared.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:57
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Games I play
The games I play are foot-ball, hide-and-go-seek, tig, table tennis, ludo and marbles.
In Spring I play marbles or tig and in Summer, when we have our school holidays, I have great fun playing hide-and-go-seek round the cocks of hay or tumbling in it.
In Autumn I enjoy picking blackberries or kicking foot-ball and in Winter on the cold nights I play table tennis or ludo. If there is snow we all make a snow-man or throw snow-balls at each other. If there is ice we pass the time sliding on it.
Pupil's name:-
John Garland,
Mullaghmore,
Carrick-on-Shannon.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:56
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A man named Michael Regan from Knocknagalty, who lived tilled his farm with a spade, was tormented by deer and rabbit, who raided his crops at night. Every night he went out to hunt them away. One night as he did go out, about midnight he head people calling at the other side of the river.
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2018-11-13 16:56
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in them. He would steal on them and watch them for hours at a time. At last he got so fond of them he was with them every spare minute he could get and when they were able to ride he used to bring them off hunting but it happened this day that Fawana did not go with them and while her brothers were away Fawana was outside reading a book which the King had given her as a present. She heard some noise and looking up she saw a very old woman looking down at her. "Well, Fawana, you have the nicest home in the city of Prussia but there are three things wanted in it and if you had those things everything would come out in its own place and that is the Talking Bird, the hanging Tree and the Yellow Water. Those things are very hard got but they can be got" and after saying that she went away.
When Fawania's brothers came home she told them what the old woman said and her oldest brother said he would go in search of them.
Next day he prepared himself for the ride and when he was ready he gave Fawania a penknife and told her as long as the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:42
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Dom bhií file i gCnoc an Fheoirthiar uair agus do dhein sé cúpla bheirsaí mar gheall ar Cnoc an Fheoir, Gleann Doimhin agus Cill Uachtair Muighe.
1.
Kilwatermoy, Kilwatermoy, your courage I don't like
If you want to see old Ireland free
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:38
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
An oidhche roimh Lá Féile Seáin Naomhtha lasann daoine teinte-cnámh agus deineann siad fíoghar na croise de bhugúrd ar an dteine agus annsan croch ann siad é fé thuighe an tighe.
An oidhche sin annsin bíonn teinte cnámh acu agus tiománann siad na beidhthigh trí huaire tríd an teine agus éimeann siad féin tríd an teine comh maith. Ní thosnóchadh aoinne an obair do dhéanamh Dia Luain mar dá dtosnócadh cheapadh siad go mbeadh an mí-ádh acu. Cuireann daoine buigúin ar an dtaobh amuigh de'n tigh agus fágann siad ann iad go cionn bliadhna.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:38
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through the land but there are no lakes.
Pupils name:-
Elsie Sadleir,
Enagh,
Croghan,
Boyle.
Information obtained from pupil's father.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:33
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
My home district.
The name of my townland is Enagh. There are twelve families living in the townland. There are nearly forty people in it. Some of the houses are thatched and others are slated.
There are only a few old people living in this district.
They know English but no Irish so they can only tell English stories. Houses were more numerous locally in former times.
A great many people emigrated to America, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zeland and Canada in late years.
Nearly all the land is good in this district. There are several woods in it also and there are rivers and streams flowing.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:31
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
'Siad do chuid de's na ráidhte a deirtear mar gheall ar na h-eudaighe a bhíonn ag daoine agus iad ag pósadh.
To get married in blue
Is a sign to prove true
To get married in red
It would be as well to be dead.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:22
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Cathair Phiarais
Garaidhe na gCróidte
Tá sé in iarthar an bhf ag bun tighe Seáin Uí Shíothaigh.
Dhá pháirc atá ann anois, móinfhéir is eadh iad.
Seanchas: Bhí croitíní ann tamall ó shoin.
Tobar na Croise
Tá sé ar bhruach na habhann in aice le claidhe an chnuic i lár an bhf.
Tobar fíor-uisge in aice carraige móire, talamh mín, réidh, lom, fliuch mór tímcheall air. Tá ceithre croiseanna marcálta ar an gcarraig.
Seanchas: Deineadh na daoine timcheallaí nó turasanna ann fadó.
Leath gleann
Tá sé i lár an bhf ar bhruach Abha Cathair Phiarais - gach taobh.
Áit doimhin garbh, aitinneach árd is eadh é ar gach taobh den abhainn.
Seanchas: Níl
Garraidhe Milláne
Tá sé i lár an bhf in aice le claidhe an chnuic i bpáirc le Seán Ó Síothaigh.
Páirc fada, caol. Aiteann ag fás ar bharr na páirce.
Seanchas: Bhí fear oibre darab Milláne in a chómhnuidhe ann uair.
Na Feóra
Tá siad ar bhruach na habhann i n-íochtar an bhf i bhfeirm Mhichíl Uí Fhloinn.
Móinfhéir is eadh iad, tirim agus tortamhail.
Seanchas: Níl
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:18
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Penal Day's Story
It was alleged that one of the resident landlords condemned a priest, and in his condemnation passed some unsavoury remarks about the Catholic clergy and the fox.
An old standing tradition says that the judge, soon after, grew a tail, and being one of the hunting gentry, carried his tail in a silken purse, when hunting.
Mrs. N. Scanlan,
Mount Fair,
Tallow,
Co. Waterford.
Mary Scanlan,
Mt. Fair,
Tallow,
Co. Waterford.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:10
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take the butter it was necessary to go on a farm of another, there to practise his evil art. The story is told of a man, who walking abroad on May morning, heard a voice in a field shouting "All for me, all for me!", when the man on the road shouted "Half for me!" In an instant the night became dark as pitch and all the man could see was a huge multi-coloured figure disappearing with unearthly shrieks and moans. The man survived this ordeal and had so much butter that he could not manage it.The spell was only broken when the parish priest helped to make the churn. This tale was told by an old woman many years dead who lived to be a century and who heard it from her grandmother who also lived to a very old age, so that the tale is at least two hundred years old.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:04
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The lake is known as Knockroe lake.
Pupil's name:-
Roy Cox
Knockroe,
Croghan,
Boyle.
Person from whom the material in this Composition was obtained:-
Michael Horan
Knockroe,
Croghan.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 16:03
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Bun na h-iothalla
In iarthar an bf in aice an sean tighe le Pádruig Ó Dalaigh
Paircín beag
Seanchas: Níl
Ceann a' tighe
Tá se in aice le seana tighe Pádruig Ó Dalaigh
Paircín beag
Seanchas: Níl
Acarach
In iarthar an bf ag claidhe an chnuic
Páirc
Seanchas: -
Páircín bán
Tá sé in iarthar an bhf in aice claidhe an chnuic
Páirc
Seanchas: -
Abha an Screathan
Tá se in aice na fairrge in íochtar an bhf i bpáirc le Seán Ó Síothaigh
Páirc mór cearnógach agus abha beag ag rith taobh thoir de
Seanchas: Níl
Garaidhe an bhóthair
Tá sé in aice an bhóthair in iarthar an bhf i bpáirc le Seán Ó Síothaigh
Móinfhéir cearnógach
Seanchas: Níl
Garaidhe Doimhin
Tá se in íochtar an bhf
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:57
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My town land
The name of the town land in which I live is Knockroe.
It is situated about one mile from the village of Croghan.
There are six families living in it.
There are twenty-five people in this town-land.
"Horan" is the most common family name. In fact, most of the people in our town-land bear this name.
There are two thatched and four slated houses in the town-land.
There are four old people in it but they know no Irish.
The houses are not more numerous in the town-land than they were in former times.
Three people from my town-land emigrated to America three years ago. There is a song about the town-land of Knockroe but I do not know it.
The land is good around the district.
There is a wood near our farm and there is also an ancient graveyard.
There are rivers, a lake and streams in our town-land.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:56
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Tallow now, who is a descendant of one of the old shoemakers. His name is Collins.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:55
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When change came now for Lichfield
Their journey at an end
They went into the banker
And 'twas there they found their friend.
"I am Ned Burke from Tallow
As you may understand,
Direct me to my uncle
A legacy to demand".
"You're welcome, Burke from Tallow
Will you have some bread and ham?
You must be strong and hearty
To fight for Uncle Sam"
"You swore against your country
As your papers can be seen.
You swore against all nations
Likewise the British Queen.
You're sworn now, you blockhead
As your uncle did of yore
You may curse the day
You crossed the sea
And gave your birds to Hoare".
The lieutenant mentioned in the verses was another shoemaker whose name was Donovan.
There is one shoemaker in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:48
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When three days upon the ocean
Poor Joaney she did sob
"Cheer up" says Ned "I'll leave the bed
And try and get a job"
He thought upon the iron last
And on its rivets cast
"In luck" he said "I'll get a job
At cobbling up the mast"
They landed now in Boston
And both looked rather pale
"Cheer up" says Ned "My darling pet
We must travel far by rail"
They landed at the Windy City
On a sunny afternoon
And Ned took out his bagpipes
And rattled up 'Muldoon'.
When they reached Chicago City
Their train came to a stand
And Joaney put on her hat and sack
And swore she'd do the grand
This little darling daisy
Looked like a gutted hake
And Ned said "My honey
Let us see the Worlds Fair"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:38
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And the neighbours for him fret
And for our darling, Joaney
She was our Bog Lane pet.
He dispensed of all his accoutrements
But he brought the iron last
And he left in the old homestead
A clock that goes too fast.
When he fixed for emigration
As his uncle did, of yore
Sure of course we could not believe it
Till he gave his birds to Hoare.
The machine was one of Singers
He had it nine years on trial
It was purchased by the lieutenant
He coincides with Tommy Ryan.
When they went on board the good old ship
To us 'twas something new
When Joaney said "My darling pet
Come down and take a view".
A sailor, he stepped up to them
Those words he did say
"You stupid-looking block head
Your bagpipes are in the way"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:31
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About fifty years ago boot making was a great industry in Tallow.
Thee were about forty shoemakers altogether in the town. In one street, known at that time as Bog Lane, now Chapel Street, there were about twenty. All the people at that time got boots made; shoes were not worn.
Ned Burke, who lived in Bog Lane was a small stout man and he selected for his wife, a woman of the same build. He and Joaney took life very easy.
They had a legacy left to them by an uncle in America and they went there to claim it. This gave an inspiration to a local poet whose name was Batt Shine, to compose the following verses about them.
On the eighteenth day of August
In the year of '93
Ned Burke, he took a notion
To cross the briny sea
He is leaving dear old Ireland
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:22
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Spruce and Larch trees.
These plantations can be seen for a long distance round the country.
Pupil's name:-
John Garland,
Mullaghmore,
Carrick-on-Shannon.
Persons from whom the material in the Composition was obtained:-
Mr Laird and John McPartland,
Mullaghmore,
Carrick-on-Shannon.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:17
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Be it known throughout the land, when old Ireland
Needs a stand and a place among the nations and a name.
Chorus
Sing the hero of Lisfinny Boys! Hurrah! etc.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:15
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Cont. from following page,
On bread.
In this locality there is a hill called the "Sorn" hill. A "Sorn" is the name given to a baker's oven in this locality Bakers called Smiths were supposed to live on this hill and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:15
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Where the Bride flows winding by
Pointing upwards to the sky
Stands Lisfinny Castle ivied grim and tall
And within its stored tower
Pyne, the hero of the
Greets the friends or foes
Upon him that may call.
Chorus
Sing the hero of Lisfinny boys! Hurrah!
Ireland's friend, the people's friend, hurrah!
Friend of every Irish man
Oh! 'tis now he's in the van
In his castle high among his friends today.
When across the sea he went
To foreign Parliament
True and trusted was he in Irish band
Never flinching from his post
One mans duty ever-doing for his band.
Boys to Pyne, we'll fill a cup with bright blessing
Brimming up, good luck be his fortune and his fame
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 15:13
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My townland
I live in the townland of Mullaghamore in the barony of Boyle and the parish of Kilmore.
There are seven families in the townland and about twenty six people live in it. There is only one thatched house in it and all the rest are slated. There are no old people living in Mullaghamore at the present time. [None of them can tell Irish tales or stories].
The houses were more numerous in former times but many of them have entirely disappeared and so there are no ruins to be seen.
I know of nobody from this townland who emigrated to America but several have emigrated to Canada. The land is hilly and rich. There are no woods, rivers, lakes nor streams in Mullaghmore but there are good spring wells.
There are two circular plantings of trees on two separate hills in this townland in which grow
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Another of these old castles may be seen about a quarter of a mile from a well called Tobar Mo Choda.
In the vicinity of this castle some sixty years ago were found pieces of gold supposed to be remnants of armour worn by Normans in battles fought here.
Tradition has it that Fionn Mac Cumhail with his army was in flight from West Cork from his enemies, escaping to Youghal and Camphire.
He carried his mother on his back. Arriving at a hill south of this castle called Drom Fhinghín, he, looking over his shoulder, found he had but his mother's feet; the mother's body was divided with the force of strength used by Fionn in his flight. Hence the name Drom-Finghín. This hill stretches from West Cork to the junction of the River Blackwater and Bride at Camphire.
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took steps to have this road made and it is ever since referred to as the "Anglesea Line". Some of it is marked on the map at Page 5.)
When Red Hugh O'Donnell was camped at Holy Cross on his way to Kinsale in November 1601 to assist the Spainards, he found himself surrounded by the forces of Carew and Mountjoy. A very great frost came on the night of the 13th of November and impassible bogs to the Slieve Feilims became frozen hard. I know the country very well between Holy Cross and Croom, and I know the only great bog on the way is Cummer bog (shown on map at page 5).
There are other smaller bogs but none as large as Cummer. When these bogs became frozen hard that night it was possible for Red Hugh and his army to strike their camp and march away from their enemies. They did so, and in that very famous march they covered about 40 statute miles and camped at Croom next day. They must have followed (at least roughly) the line where is now the Anglesea Line as far as Réidh.
These Hills and mountains were very thinly populated at the time (The population of the whole country was small). It was at the time of the Cromwellian clearances, 52 yrs later (To Hell or Connaught) that a considerable number of the natives, the people on the fertile plains surrounding the hills left their rich land and came to live in the hills or "Up the Mountains" as they say.
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The Parish Priest of a certain parish was getting old and didn't regulate the Missal before Mass: he did it after saying the Acts. The curate in the parish was methodical and regulated it always before Mass.
On Sunday the Parish Priest was upset and took a long time to mark the missal. The clerk, who was a long time in his service and could speak freely to the Parish Priest, felt disappointed being delayed so long at Mass and possibly he heard some of the parishioners grumbling at being so long delayed.
On the next Sunday when the Parish Priest was there to say Mass, the clerk thought it a good opportunity to give him a 'hint'. He began by saying "Fr. --, you were slow last Sunday about the Mass. Couldn't you do like the curate does?". "What is that?" said the Parish Priest. "He takes the book after the Acts and reads the Latin at whatever place the book will open. Why not do the same thing?" said the clerk.
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Saint Cailin is the patron saint of Errismore. He was the first Bishop of Down. When he first came to Errismore he settled at a place called Daly's hill. When he was going to erect a church there, he found that the bell of Saint Flannan's church was disturbing him at his prayers, and he moved farther on towards Slyne Head where he built a small church, the remains of which are there to the present day. The place on which he built his church is now, an Island it is called Chapel Island. It was not an Island when Saint Cailin built his church. No rat could live on the Island. The right name for Errislanin is Iorrusflannain. Saint Flannain lived there. The day for visiting Saint Cailin well is the 13th November. It is kept as a holiday in Errismore.
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There were many different kinds of bread used in this district in olden times. The names of these breads were as follows. Oatmeal bread, boxty - bread, potatoe - bread and griddle - bread. The bread used oftenest was oatmeal bread.
Oatmeal bread is made in the following manner. A scoupful of oatmeal is put in a vessel. Then some salt is added and some boiling water. When it is well kneaded it is put resting against a support fefore the fire.
This is how boxty - bread is made. Some raw potatoes are grated, some salt, boiled potatoes and flour are added. When it is well kneaded it is put in an oven and placed beside the fire to bake.
In olden times people used to grind their own corn with a hand - mill. There are two quern stones to be seen in the townland of Glancurran on the land of Mr. Farrelly and in the parish of Denn
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In Shakespeare's "Tempest" Act I Scene I these words are used by one of the sailors in reference to another, during a storm at sea.
"He hath no drowning mark upon him."
No commentator on Shakespeare has ever given a satisfactory interpretation of these words, and perhaps the following piece of folk-lore may be the correct explanation of the phrase.

An old woman, long since dead, told the story that she was once in a house when a young man entered.
After he had gone out, the aged servant woman said of him "That man will never be drowned." And when asked "Why?" she replied "He has the drowning mark on him." And she explained this by saying that a large MOLE on the face was a mark which preserved the person from death by drowning.
Though she called it "the drowning mark" it would be more correctly called as may be easily seen "the no-drowning mark."
And in this line of Shakespeare the probability is that the two words NO-DROWNING should be connected by a hyphen.
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In the Catholic Emancipation agitation a meeting was held in Lismore at which the Catholics of the parish and surroundings were present. This was presided over by Daniel O'Connell himself.
A contingent from Tallow travelled in a novel way to show their support.
A cargo vessel, that then traded from Youghal to the quay at Tallow, was procured, fitted with eight pairs of wheels, draped in green and drawn by twelve horses draped in green. In this they travelled, the priests of the Parish with the local band and some thousands followed them to a distance of four miles. Fires were lighted along the roadside while provisions were made ready for the travellers. Daniel O'Connell was reported as stating that Tallow was the flower of the County Waterford.
In former days Tallow was considered the most patriotic and Catholic town in the county.
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remarkable how uniform the nails were although no rule or gauge was used in their manufacture.
Longfellow has immortalised the village blacksmith but nobody appears to have sung of the nailer. His craft if not himself appears to have died unloved, unhonoured and unsung.
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Nail-making was carried on in Tallow up to about fifty years ago. The advent of machinery made it uneconomic to make nails by hand.
The nailer worked in a shop very much like a blacksmith's forge. He had an anvil and bellows but hose were much smaller than those used by the blacksmith.
He was a nimble and active worker and it was quite a treat to see him turn out the nails. he usually kept from six to ten pieces of iron in the fire at one time and if he were not quick, some of them might get burned. The iron he worked was called 'rod-iron' and was about a quarter inch in section and cut into lengths of from three to six feet. Heavy sledging was not necessary but swiftness and accuracy with his light hammer was essential if his work was to be profitable. He made nails of all sizes from a tiny brad to a spike eight or nine inches long. He made them with heads and without them and it was
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no butter was taken from the churns in this manner.
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Long ago some people were supposed to have power to take butter from churns. It is said that it was by prayers they used to say in what was called their Offices. One of those offices was situated on a hill in a field owned by Mr. Andrew Brady of Larrigan. This hill is known as the "Cormunagh". This was the office of an old woman called Mrs. Smith, afterwards found to be a witch. This woman was living in the house where the present Edward Smith lives.
Every evening she used to go up to this office and whatever prayers she used to say, if the people were to churn for a week they would get no butter.
The people used see her going up to the office at the same time every evening. They told the priest abount it and he came round to her house one evening. He said so many prayers that the cold sweat rolled down his face. Trom that time onwards
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At Rathbride there is a Well, esteemed holy. It was formerly named from St. Brigid, but is now generally known as Fr. Moore's Well. Fr Moore was a Curate of this Parish and resided at Rathbride. He died on the 12th March, 1826, aged 47 years.
There is a stone crucifix three feet high, placed beside the well under a bush, four wooden crosses stand at some distance from each other around the well, and a number of ex voto crutches etc, have been left by pilgrims, as memorials of favours obtained.
This place is still much resorted to and several cures
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have been effected.
The former name of the Well was Black Well or Brigid's Well. It is said that Mass used to be celebrated in the Dark Grove in this townland between the years 1580 and 1598.
The place was known as the Cemetery of Rathbride, was first used as a place of interment for Catholics at the period mentioned above. Upon the accession of James I, the Catholics built a small Chapel in the Cemetery but in 1605, it was razed to the ground by an armed force, at the instigation of Bishop Pillsworth, who, however, on his deathbed, gave expression to feelings of sincere regret for the part he took in that proceeding.
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Kildare came into the possession of the English soon after the invasion. This castle was built by De Vesci, to whom the town and district around were [?] for protection of his extensive possessions. In 1294 Calvagh O'Conor Chief of Hy Failia, then in arms against the English stormed and took the Castle of Kildare, burnt all the records and Deeds of the Manor and destroyed the "Tallie a species of accounts by nitches made in pieces of wood, kept between [?] and menial at a time when writing was regarded as a very high accomplishment. O'Conor appears to have held possession of the Castle till 1307 when he was defeated by Lord Offaly and obliged to return Hy Failia, his own district in the
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bough but could not sleep any night until he brought the bough. The four men died within a fortnight.
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friary attached to it, which went into Anthony's yard. There is a palm-tree alongside the ruins which is said to be set by a friar. A story is told of a man who lived in the Convent where the nuns now live. A bough of the tree was hanging over the Convent and he got three men to cut it. While cutting it one man hurt his finger, another got a pain in his head, and another got caught in the gate which afterward caused their deaths. The man brought home the
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King's County. This Calvagh O'Conor was one of those treacherously massacred by Peter Bermingham at Carrick Castle in 1308.
In 1294 De Vesci fled to France rather than meet John FitzThomas in single combat, in consequence of which he forfeited his possessions in Ireland. It was not, however, till 1297 that he formally surrendered the Castle, Manor, and County of Kildare to the King, in whose name John Wogan, the Justiciary took possession. These remained in the King's hands till May 1306 when he granted the Castle and Town of Kildare etc to John FitzThomas, first Earl of Kildare.
In the early part of the 17th century the Castle was occupied by Gerald 14th Earl of Kildare and his wife Elizabeth, Countess of
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There is a ruins of an old church in Owning, which was built about the year 1021, A.D. It was built by Lady Margret Hennebry of Ballahennebry Castle, which was situated in Purcell's orchard. The last of her descendants died in Carrick-on-Suir some years ago. He was a blacksmith. The church was invaded by the Normans in Cromwell's time, and he stabled his horses in it.
Since then it is in ruins. There was a
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Kildare and daughter of Christopher 9th Lord Delvin.
The castle at that time was known as the "House of Holiness" and was in an especial manner the home and refuge of persecuted Catholics. This was chiefly owing to the piety of the Countess Elizabeth, who, having been born in the Tower of London, while her parents were imprisoned there for their adherence to the Catholic religion, never allowed the fervour of her faith to grow cold, [?] the ardour of her charity to be extinguished. Her castle became, not only the asylum of the neighbouring Catholics but a sort of head- quarters for the Catholic Clergy.
On 11th February 1611 Gerald, husband of the Countess Elizabeth died, leaving but one son, Gerald, 15th Earl then only seven weeks old.
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walls now rent and fissured by the ravages of time the O Neills descendants of the of the great Hugh are laid to rest.
"One of the few the immortal names
That was not born to die."
Over the graves of the O'Neills some very old monumnets lie, 1655, 1745, 1770, 1811 are the dates on these.
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the corncrake, cuckoo and swallow migrate to other countries in winter. The birds sit on the eggs between two and three weeks.
Carmel Cummins, Four Roads, Athleague.
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Wild birds.
The wild birds most common in my district are:
The Crow, the blackbird, the starling, the jackdaw, the thrush, the wildgoose, the wild duck, the robin, the wren, the sparrow, the seagull, the plover, the snipe, the chaffinch, the curlew, the pidgeon, the owl, the bat, the lark and the greenlinnet.
Other wild birds which are common are:
the willie-wag-tail, the tomtit, the lapwing, the magpie, the goldfinch, the swan, the water-hen and the woodpecker.
The pidgeon, crow, blackbird, starling and magpie all build up high in trees. The nests are(is) made of sticks and shaped round.
The owl and bat build in the middle of a tree. The swallow builds in the roof of a house. The corncrake builds in the meadow. The cuckoo, the laziest of all birds never builds but lays her eggs in the nest of another bird.
Some of them make square nests others round.
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There are in Piltown parish eight graveyard. Piltown contains there, Fiddown one, Templeorum one, Owning two and Kilkieran one. They are situated respectively in the townlands of Piltown, Fiddown, Templeorum, Owning and Ballinacraney. They are still in use.
In one of the Owning graveyards and in Kilkieran there are old church ruins. One of these in the Owning graveyard I will briefly describe.
Though it is comparatively level it nevertheless slopes perceptibly to the south. Yew trees grow there and of these hollow in the trunk from time immemorial might with discomfort accomodate three men standing erect. The of the church which Cromwell destroyed are yet to be seen. Within those ivy mantled
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Local marriage customs
Marriages usually take place on Shrovetide. They do not take place on Shrovetide Tuesday. People think it is not lucky. Matches are made in the district. Money is given as dowry. Stock and goods are given as well.
I never heard of marriages in the houses. In the mans house as a rule the wedding feast is held. Straw boys visit the houses. They are given food and drink. Thy dress in old clothes and bands of straw. They act very nice. They dance and sing.
Kathleen Lynch, Carntleva, Four-Roads, Athleague.
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"Religion what Treasures untold,
Reside is that Heavenly word,
More precious than silver or gold,
Or all that this earth can afford"
More especially in years past the people of this district were noted for their loyalty and fidelity to the Mass. The dangerous removal of the bell from the Church prior to the arrival of Cromwell the celebrated Mass Hollow on Moondiqua Hill and other surviving remnants of old religious worship are adequate proof of this. Concerning a cetain man who placed a stone in a box for every
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Waterford, Clonmel, Carrick, Callan, Harvey and Fiddown fairs are held. While they are more often held in towns in recent times, long ago at cross roads in the country and at farmers' houses, business of this nature was transacted. Country-places that were once the scenes of fairs, are no long such. The towns with their various modes of transport, which country-places have not, offer more convenience. It is likewise there that great crowds will the more readily essemble. These towns have special places where the fairs are held.
When an animal is sold, the person who buys the animal is usually given a
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The man with one eye is a king among the blind.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
The race does not always fall to the swift not the battle to the strong.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want a shoe the horse was lost
For want of a horse the rider was lost
For want of a rider the battle was lost
For want of a battle the king was lost.
For want of a king the Kingdom was lost.
All for the want of a horseshoe
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A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay.
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon.
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
It is a bad wind blows nobody good.
Even a staw shows which way the wind blows.
Errors like straws upon the surface flow.
Hunger is good sauce.
All that glitters is not gold.
It is never too late to mend.
Lose time in the morning and you'll be running all day to catch it
Marry in lent You'll live to repent.
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influenced rather too perceptibly by the Classical School of Dryden and Pope.
Next on the rool of honour is the name of Patrick O Neill. The Mill-house Owning was his residence. In the role of Scholar, poet and Musician he had no peers. In the rendering and composition of Irish Music he was equal to Moore. Some of his poetry written in the Gaelic Language recently appeared in the "Irish Press".
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Amongst the many great Irishmen who have shed lustre on English LIterature the name of the Hon. Thomas Talbot is universally esteemed. He was born and educated in the Village of Owning. Like Goldsmith the Poet of the "Traveller" and the "Deserted Village" he died in exile 1901. Newfoundland is his last resting place.
In poems such as "The Exile" "Young Ireland" and "Moore" considerable poetic talent is revealed. Though he was undoubtedly a man of "great literary culture and scholastic attainments his work
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Saint Cillain's bell.
There is an old story told about this bell that it was stolen and it came back ringing through the air and it lit on the alter. There was a second attempt made to steal it. A man was sent to steal it and when he went into the church it was on the alter but when he went as far as the alter it was no place to be seen.
Anne Reynolds,
From Hugh Reynolds, Cornabrone.
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Foods in olden times
In olden times the people had not as many meals as nowadays, nor had they as good a meals.
Long ago every person got up about six oclock and did all their work before breakfast, which was about at nine oclock. They they ate potatoes and Butter-milk and if butter milk was not plentiful they took "Samhain" milk. This was made from oaten meal steeped in water for a couple of days.
At about two oclock they had their Dinner which consisted of potatoes and butter-milk also and for a novelty they might have a herring. If they happened to get a herring it would last them almost a week.
At six oclock they had their supper of oaten stirabout. Some times when the men were working late in the fields that used to make casts of roasted potatoes and eat them.
Tea never was used except at Christmas when a couple of ounces was
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got. They took some of it for a novelty on Christmas night and the remainder
Rita Mahon Mullaun
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Bonfire Customs
The Bonfire is held in this district on the 23rd and 29th of June. Long ago all the people of the town-land contributed to the Bonfire with either sticks, turf, or hay and on the night it was held both young and old gathered to it. There they danced and sung around it until midnight. It was also a custom to say the rosary at the Bonfire, When the Bonfire was burned out the people gathered they ashes and scattered it through their crops. This was supposed to bring good luck to their crops. for the next twelve months. Others drove the cattle through the ashes.
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A Fairy Cow
Once upon a time there lived a poor widow in a bothán. One morning a beggar asked for a drink. The widow gave him a cup of milk. When he had it drank he asked for more. The widow said she was sorry for she had not another drop of milk in the house. The beggar rested for a while and was telling the widow about a great giant that lived in Breffny. He was building a castle that would last until the end of time and so to make it strong he ordered to mix the mortar with blood.
So this day the beggar's cow was the last to be driven to Breffny. The beggar told the widow to look straight at the hill that was in front of her door and that she would see a cow coming towards her that would wait for ever with her.
Next morning the widow stood at her door looking sad and watching the hill when suddenly it changed and out of it came a pure white cow. The cow came running towards the widow and stood outside the window of the bothán to be milked.
She gave her beautiful rich cream. In the evening after being milked the cow went away and did not return until the next morning. When she was milked she went away and was not seen until evening. The cow waited with the widow until
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pay it all." "Orra what are you doing" he said to his wife let me out or Ill give you a cloute]." She took off the blind-fold off her eyes and she told him her story. "Devil half the right happened you" he said.
The three men had nothing of pay for that nights lodging. They got as far as Dublin and they got lodgings there also. In the morning they asked the woman of the house how much was the damage and she said - so much. Two of the men walked out of the house. After a while the third man took off his hat and left it on the table and said "I wonder where are the other two gone"? He went out on the road and the other two men were running as fast as they could. He commenced to follow them and he was shouting "Clear the road" - we are running for a bet. The three of them kept running until they were out of sight. The landlady was expecting the man to come back to pay the fee, and also for his hat that he left on
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In Ballindeeren on the side of the Bleak River, there once lived a man, whose name was Rickerd na bPoca.
He had a very small little house. He had three valuable things, namely an arm chair, a grey pony, and an apple tree.
He had no money, but the money that he got from people for bringing them across the river on the grey pony. Some gave him three pence, others sixpence, and the better class gave ninepence and a shilling.
One day he brought a saint across the river on the pony, but the saint said he had no money to give him, but he would give him any wish he would like.
Rickerd was a very glad when he heard this, because he
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"Féile Brígid a bricín, baint a ceann do mhicín Agus tugtar a sháith dó'n daileín.
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so as to nail it on the bottom of the churn and a prayer was said while it was been nailed on. that was, In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen. The witch had no power to interfer with it then so that there was not a churn around in the district for miles but had the horse - shoe and the three nails on it's bottom. Saora Jackson died and was buried in Denn Protestant Church yard, and her son Sandy only lived a few years later and was buried in the same place.
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Mar sin de pósadh Cathal air nighean an Ríogh.
Lá an phósta nuair a tháinig sé as teach an phobail rith sé abhaile agus bhí gé ins an phota fa choinne dinnéir na bainfeise. Thosuigh sé ag ithe na gé agus níor stad sé gur ith sé an t-iomláin dí. Bhí gé eile ‘na luighe ar neid ar thaobh an tighe. Fuair Cathal greim ar an ghé ghoir. Chuir isteach [?] sa phota í idir chluimhreacha, putógaí agus eile. Tamall na dhiaidh sin tháinig lucht an phósta agus bhí Cathal ‘na luighe ar na h-uibheacha. D’iarr na daoine air caidé bhí sé ag deanamh annsin. Arsa seisean “tá mé mo luighe i n-áit na gé a chuir mé sa phota – Ni rabh gar a bheith leis mar Cathal.
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Bhí fear óg ann am amháin gurbh ainm dó Cathal Amuideach. Lá amháin chuir a mháthair amach é go teach comhursan fa choinne snáthaide móire. Fuair sé an t-snáthad mhór acht nuair a bhí sé at teacht abhaile chaill sé í. Arsa a mhathair leis, “caidé ‘n fath nar chuir tú i do chuid éadaigh í”. “Dheanfaidh mé sin an chéad uair eile”, arsa Cathal. Lá in a dhiaidh sin chuaidh sé fa choinne cléithe fhuirsidhe agus bhí sé at iarraidh é a chur ‘na chuid éadaigh agus stroc sé ar fad cách. Arsa an mháthair, “caidé ‘n fáth nar chuir tú ar do ghualainn é”. “Dheanfaidh mé sin an darna uair eile˝, arsa Cathal. I gcionn tamaill eile cuireadh é fa choinne capaill agus rinne sé a sheacht ndichill an capaill a chur ar a ghuailnidh agus nuair a bhain sé an baile amach, bhí mo dhuine bocht saruighthe amach. Caidé ‘n fáth ars an mhathair nach ndeachaidh tú a mharcaigheacht air. “Dheanfaidh mé sin an tríomhadh uair eile”, arsa Cathal. Lá ‘na dhiaidh sin chuaidh sé go teach an Ríogh fa choinne tairbh. Fuair sé giota de ropa, rinne adhastar dé, chuir ar an tarbh é agus chuaidh sé suas ar a dhruim ag marcaigheacht air agus nuair a bhí sé ós coinne arus an Ríogh, thosuigh an tarbh ag léimnigh agus ag rith. Chonnaic nighean an Ríogh é agus bhris racht gáiridhe uirthe. Bhí an nighean seo bodhar agus nuair a rinne sí gáire léigheasadh í. Gheall a h-athair go dtabharfadh sé í do’n chéad fhear a bhaineadh gaire aistí, agus
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2018-11-13 10:55
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This was made for the purpose of hanging it from the roof on the inside of a house (at a wake) fasten a candle on the extreme end of the cross. See sketch. One stick 5 or 6 ft long, & a cross made of two other sticks. A hole was in the end of each stick and a candle placed in each hole. A rope was on end of perpendicular stick and this was fastened to the roof (at the end above of the house)
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2018-11-13 10:55
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On the road leading from Carrickaboy Post. Office about one hundred yards on the road leading to Cavan, there is a very steep, high hill going in the direction of North, East on the road to Crosskeys. This hill is called Sandy's hill and the following is the reason why it is called so.
On this hill there lived a woman and her son in a small sod - wall cabin. They both were Protestants and for that reason the Protestant neighbours gave them plenty of work to do. The boy's name was Sandy and the woman's name was Saora. Sandy was a tall boy wearing a long beard. Their names were Jacksons and they came from Ballinamuck, Co Longford. Sandy's mother worked witch - craft. She used to go about at night in the form of a hare sucking cows in the byres. She made sure to not touch a Protestant man's cow, but she visited every Catholic man's byre in this district for miles around. The Catholic farmers of this district were persecuted churning and had no butter on the milk only white foam. They spent hours churning and did not no for a long time know what had happened the milk but at last they found out, and to put a stop to this they would come to the local forge for a horse - shoe and three nails
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2018-11-13 10:48
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thing would be held in the village where a person died.
1) Bearer of Cróchar
It used to take four to carry it.
2) Brat of Pull
Brown quilt for putting over the coffin.
3) Scaffuler
Used for trimming the walls. I didn't see and straw rope used at all.
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2018-11-13 10:46
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Once a person would die a bit would not be cooked of eaten in that house until the corpse was taken out. The neighbours used to feed them. The people of the house would hardly cook for a pig or anything else.
For twelve months not a dance or any-
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2018-11-13 10:45
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the corpse instead. It was laid out on two tables in the kitchen. The tables were fixed one horizontal and the other a right angles. [Drawing of tables] Then people sat on their seats around the tables.
When times improved, people had no longer to carry the coffin with sheets, they had what was called a "Cróchar" that is - a a kind of frame which held coffin and gave the bearers a chance of holding it safely. [Drawing of cróchar]
(Brat) or Scaffuler a large brown cloth trimmed with yellow thread for trimming the sheets covering the walls.
The brat was the brown cloth used for covering the coffin while on the cróchar.
Dead carried in cliabhs, then in sheets + lastly in coffins.
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2018-11-13 10:42
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In a field in my father's land there is a large stone. It is said that if you had a bad headache and to it your head against this stone, it would cure your headache and you would never suffer from headaches again. My father did this once, his headache was cured and he has never suffered from headaches since. The field is called "Cathair Bróda" and I live in Laughtyshaughnessy.
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2018-11-13 10:40
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man were arrested.
At the present day the people return to their homes in an orderly fashion and it is very seldom we see a good fight between the tinkers.
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2018-11-13 10:39
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There is a very powerful well in Shinaglish, about four miles from Gort. It is called Tobare na lámh because because it is for curing hands and feet. In order to get cured a person must make three visits to the well, and on the third visit if he sees a little red fish in it, he will get cured.
It is a very small well, and in Summer it only contains about a can of water. Many cures have been witnessed at that well, and I have witnessed one myself. Last year my mother had a very sore foot; she made three visits, she saw the fish. She was able to walk home as good as ever she was, and she is alive and well still.
There is a man living in Tierneran. His name is Martin Farrell. He licked a lizard and from that he got the power to heal burns. If a person wants to get cured he must lick the burn and it will be immediately healed.
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2018-11-13 10:38
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About two and a half miles from the town of Gort lives Mrs Glynn in a place called Loughnashaughnessy. She told me a week ago, that every night she can hear the Lipreachan mending the fairie's shoes, and when she is in bed blue lights appearin the house. Every May Eve she sees the fairied flying up in the air and dancing.
About twenty years ago, her brother was out visiting a neighbour's house, and when he was coming home at twelve o'clock a fairy followed him, and when he was at the door he fainted, and the cock crew three times and the fairy disappeared.
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2018-11-13 10:38
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There are two forts near the town of Gort. They are situated to the south west of the town. One is situated in Rindifin and this fort has circular mound all round it, with some bushwood and in the centre is a large hole opening to the fort.
The other is situated at a place called fairy hill. This fort is surrounded by a single stone wall, with some bushwood, and is known locally as the home of the fairies.
Bout fifty years ago a man ging home in the early hours of a Summer's morning is said to have seen a number of men hurling in a field near by. he stood to watch them and got very much frightened.
Four years ago when the water works Scheme was in progress, Dan Hoarty who lives in Cloughnacara, about a mile from Gort, was working in a quarry near by. All of a sudden he was surprised to see a lot of tiny men pass beside him. They were dressed in green. His horse bolted at the sight, and ran for some distance witha heavy load of stones. The stones flew in all directions, and the horse
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2018-11-13 10:37
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shed by the old people who knew her well.
Her memory will live in the hearts of the poor.
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2018-11-13 10:37
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the mouth of the cave., for which purpose it was necessary to collect some money. A sum was collected, the landlord who wanted to have some stones quarried, consented the work went on, while Donnelly was present with a loaded gun to shoot Finn's enchanted dog, Bran which was watching the treasury as soon as they should be penetrate as far as it. People went out from Naas to see the operation and lent money to have it carried into execution, but after a long and laborious effort, no cave or treasury could be found.
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2018-11-13 10:37
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In the month of October 1936 a burning occurred in the workhouse in Gort. It broke out during the night.
My father had to get up at four oclock that morning, to go to a fair. When he looked out, to his great surprise, he saw that the roof of the technical school was all ablaze.
He immediately ran to see if he could do anything. When he went out, a crown of guards were very busy trying to quench the fire.
When morning came, six ladders were got, and six men were employed to put out the flames with water. All the little boys ran to help and to draw more water.
The building smouldered for two days. At about six oclock two evenings after that, the fire was completely extinguished. The ruins of the school are still to be seen, but it will be knocked soon.
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2018-11-13 10:36
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A remarkable river flows through Gort, which is called the river "Blackwater". It rises in the Derrybrien mountains, and drains Lough Cultra Lake. On its journey to Kinvara Bay, it passes through a deep ravine, and forms romantic pools - such as "The Ladle", "The Beggar Man's Hole", The "Punch Bowl" and The "Churn". The river disappears underground seven times before reaching the sea. It is very deep in parts; and large Pike are sometimes shot in it.
Four persons have been drowned while bathing in it during the past few years.
A child of two years was playing with his little brother and sister about a year ago, and he fell in, and was drowned. His name was Vincent Finnegan. His parents live about half a mile outside the town.
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2018-11-13 10:36
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two very old tombstones in the graveyard; there is writing on the two of them, but no one could read it.
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2018-11-13 10:35
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all her praising never said “God bless him.” He arrived home with the bottle and gave it to the man. He got all right and when he went out in the morning the horse was dead.
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2018-11-13 10:33
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The Hill of Allen which lies about five miles to the north of Kildare is chiefly remarkable as having been the site of the royal palace of the renowed Fionn MacCool.
It commands an extensive view of the Mountains of Wiclow, Carlow, and Slewmargy as also of the Plains of Moy Ailbhe, Moy Liffey and Moybra.
Its sides are covered with furze but on the top there is a level area on which several forts could be advantageously erected. There are no traces of forts nor any other monuments excepting one small mound called Suidhe Finn or Finn's Chair which occupies the highest point of the hill.
Fionn was the great- great- grandson of the Lagenian monarch. His father was Cumhail
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2018-11-13 10:24
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Long ago there lived a king who was married to a very beautiful woman. Only one son was born to them when the queen died and the king married again. This queen was very bad to the boy and always had him out herding cattle and no need for herding. She did not know how to get him killed so she thought to get him killed with hunger. He used to get nothing to eat but a few raw potatoes in a day. Before his mother died she gave him a bull
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2018-11-13 10:20
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Once there was an unmarried man who live by himself, and he had no one to do anything for him, and at last he decided to get married. When he got married his wife worked very well for him for a few weeks but then she began to get lazy and she would not even wash his clothes for him and when they got soiled she would buy him new ones. In this way the young man's money was all wasted. He could stick it no longer, but he did not know what to do in order to get his wife to do something for him. So he went to his mother's house to ask her if she could do anything for him. His mother told him that she was too old and could not do any washing for him but she said; "I will give you a good plan." This was the plan she gave him. She told him to place the wash-tub outside the door, and get all his own soiled clothes and start washing them, then his wife would surely be put to shame at the sight of her husband washing the clothes while she sat idle and she would surely take the work out of his hands, but when she saw him going to wash she asked what was he going to do, and when
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2018-11-13 10:19
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1. For the whooping cough
Long ago when a person had the whooping cough he would give a vessel of milk to a ferret and let it drink all it could. He would then drink whatever milk was left and it cured him of the whooping cough.
2. For a grass cut
When a person had a grass cut he would tie a woollen thread on the toe on which the cut was, and it was supposed to cure the cut.
3. For a fallen palate
When a person had a fallen palate he would get some other person to raise him up by the hair of the head. This was supposed to raise the palate also.
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2018-11-13 10:17
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me down any further for you have me further down than any man ever had me before", and they parted friends. The week afterwards Patrick sailed from the Church Pool, in Narin, in a sailing vessel of his own, to America.
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2018-11-13 10:14
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A man named Waters who lived in Downstrands had four nephews. He went to the fair of Maghera More where he got badly beaten by Connell Mac Loone of Letterily. One of his nephews, named Patrick, swore to have revenge. In those days the people smuggled tobacco into the country along the coasts. Patrick lay hidden in a cave near the roadway over which Connell's nephew was passing with his cart, and took some tobacco out of the cart. The other man said nothing. Patrick took some more out and the man replied "You will take no more". Both men fought a duel and Patrick won.
When Connell Mac Loone heard about it he was very angry. Patrick was going to America shortly afterwards and he decided to go to Maghera Mor fair before going. When he reached Maghera Móre he saw Connell coming towards him. The two men began to fight and Patrick was winning, and when he had Connell half-way down the latter said "Don't put
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2018-11-13 10:12
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lick it)
(6) Hink, hank under a bank ten drawing four?
(A Woman milking a cow)
(7) What is the biggest verse?
(The Uni Verse)
(8)What fruit is always on a penny?
(A Date)
(9) Use me well and I'm everybody, scratch my back and I'm bnobody. What is it? (A Mirror)
(10) Long legs, crooked thighs, little head, and no eyes?
(A tongs)
(11) It is in the rock, it is not in the stone, it is in the marrow, but it is not in the bone.
(The letter R)
(12) What is the difference between a cat and a comma? (One has its claws at the end of his paws, and the other has its pause at the end of its clause)
(13) If a man raised a dozen acres of wheat in dry weather, what did he raise in wet weather?
(His umbrella)
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2018-11-13 10:11
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Our local Patron saints were Saint Caillin, St. Freack, St. Berach and St. Manchán. Some say he was a Welshman others say he was a descendant of Conal Gulban. His parents names were Failve and Mella and his two sisters were Grella and Grellsech. He built a monastery in Mohill and he went to Lem. He built a Monastery in Mohill in the year 608. He left Mohill and he went to Lemanaghan in the parish of Ballinahown in Co. Ua bhFáilge, where he built another Monastery in the year 645. The ruins of the Monastery in Mohill are still to be seen at the back of the Protestant Church. Saint Caillin had a Monastery in Fenagh, and the ruins still exist. St Mancháns Day is a big fair in Mohill on the 25th February, and his feast day is on the 14th February.
When St Mancán was in Lemanaghan he had a wonderful cow and she gave milk to all who wanted
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2018-11-13 10:10
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it. But the milk was not to be sold. So no one in the parish sold milk. When the Saint died the cow was stolen but everywhere she went she left a track of her hoof. She was soon recovered and kept safe. Stones with the print of her foot on them are still to be had. Saint Manchán had a shrine made of yew-wood with four rings at the bottom, but only three are on it now. Those rings were for poles to go through to carry it, and it was carried from Mohill to Lemanaghan that way. On the front of it there are figures carved in the bronze of bishops, monks and chiefs. In that shrine there are some bones and those are believed to be the bones of the Saint. This shrine was in a thatched church in Lemanaghan and the church went on fire, but the shrine was saved. There was a new church built there, and the shrine is preserved in one of its altars. In the church. Saint Freack and his nephew Saint Berach were born in a place near Cloone, a village five miles from Mohill. Tarmonbarry is called after St. Berach.
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2018-11-13 10:06
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(1) If you saw the smoke going up real straight from the chimney in the evening the following morning will be frosty one.
(2) If we see a lot of frogs in the fields and on the roads that is a sign of bad weather.
(3) When people hear the furniture creaking or when they see the place where salt is kept getting wet, they say the weather will be wet.
(4) If we see the fowl picking at their feathers it is a sign of a storm.
(5) When there is a ring around the sun when it is setting it is a sign that the following day will be fine.
(6) If the weather be fine and there is a ring around the moon, it is a sign that the weather will change to rain.
(7) If the weather be wet and there is a ring around the moon it is a sign that the weather will change.
(8) The east wind brings most rain to my district.
(9) When the sky is of a grey-red colour it is a sign of an approaching
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2018-11-13 10:04
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Our local Patron saints were Saint Caillin, St. Freack, St. Ber[?] and St. Manchán. Some say he was a Welshman others say he was a descendant of Conal Gulban. His parents names were Failve and Mella and his two sisters were Grella and Grellsech. He built a monastery in Mohill and he went to Lem. He built a Monastery in Mohill in the year 608. He left Mohill and he went to Lemanaghan in the parish of Ballinahown in Co. Ua bhFáilge, where he built another Monastery in the year 645. The ruins of the Monastery in Mohill are still to be seen at the back of the Protestant Church. Saint Caillin had a Monastery in Fenagh, and the ruins still exist. St Mancháns Day is a big fair in Mohill on the 25th February, and his feast day is on the 14th February.
When St Mancán was in Lemanaghan he had a wonderful cow and she gave milk to all who wanted
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2018-11-13 10:00
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it is a sign of rain, but if a rainbow is seen in the evening it is a sign of fine weather.
(40 If the wind comes whistling through the trees that is a sign of a coming storm.
(5) When a Wagtail alights on the ground, it is a sign of rain.
(6) If sheep run to the middle of a field that is a sign of thunder.
(7) If a dog eats grass it is a sign of rain.
(8)If the sky looks pink that is a sign of thunder.
(9) If hills look near and blue, it is a sign of rain.
(10) If smoke goes rightist from the chimney it is a sign of fine weather.
(11) If a cock crows in the evening, that is a sign of fine weather.
(12) When the wind blows from the south that is a sign of a coming storm
(13) If the wind blows from the north that is a sign of snow
I got this information from my mother.
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2018-11-13 09:56
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A great many years ago, there lived in Roxborough near Loughrea a great man named Mr. Persse. This man kept up to fifty men, and a great number of horses.
One day a woman with a red head, said to one of the men, that he was very good looking. That night the man got very bad and was dying.
One of the other men got a horse and rode away to Biddy Early’s house for a cure for the man who was dying.
During his journey the horse was stopped on the road, and she jumped and got very mad. He jumped off her back, and took out a knife of his pocket and stuck it in the road twice, and a voice said “Do it again.” He went on her back and drove away
When he reached Biddy Early’s house he told her all had happened and she said to be very careful going home. She gave him a bottle for the sick man and she told him the cause of the man’s sickness was that the woman with the red hair with
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2018-11-13 09:51
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Sean – Tomhasanna – ar leanamhaint
Bhí mise la ag dul ar traigh & casadh orm seacht mna seacht gcat i gach uile sac seacht pisíní le gac uile cat. Ce mhead duine a bí ag gabhail an tráigh.
Duine amháin.
Its long but its narrow and its not very wide but it wears a green selvedge on every side.
The road.
Twenty sheep went up a hill twenty more followed that, 6 7 10 11 2 and 3 how much is that?
5 Freg.
Its round as an apple and as deep as a cup all in men in Derry couldn’t lift it up.
A well.
What is it that has fire under it & fire over it but the blaze has no effect on it.
A cake of bread in the oven.
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2018-11-13 09:48
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Is minic a bhí cú mall sona acht is minic a bhí cú mall dona
Boladh agus beannacht ar an obair
Ní cóir duit aibleóg a bhaint amac as an teine gan fod a chuir in a háit
Ní ceart duit uisge té a cathadh amac indhiaidh luighe na gréine
Ní cóir duit theacht is teach án toighe le spád ar do dhruim
Caithear maide briste indhiaidh duine a beas ag dhul ar suibhal le adh mhaith a chur sitha
Is minic a rug cú mall ar a chuid dearbathair do sac mála
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2018-11-13 09:13
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Q. Under the water and over the water and never touches the water? A. A woman walking over a bridge with a bucket of water on her head.
Q. Thirty-six sheep inside in a gap, the red one came around and licked them all? A. Your teeth and tongue.
Q. A small little woman having a hundred coats? A. A head of cabbage.
Q. Pray tell me ladies if you can who is that highly favoured man, although he marries many a wife, may still live single all his life? A. A Priest.
Q. I have no head and a tail I lack, but oft have arms, legs and back. It is a beggarly residence where I am? A. A Chair.
Q. As I went out my garden walk I heard a man to give a call. His head was flesh his mouth was horn and such a man was never born? A. A Cock.
Q. It is in a field and you cannot cut it. It is in a river and you cannot drown it. "Tis in a shop and you can't sell it? A. The sun.
Q. Inside a wall outside a wall and never tips the wall? A. A window.
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2018-11-13 09:03
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Q. It is on the gravel I do travel, It is on the ocean I do stand I rode a mare that never foaled and held the bridle in my hand? A. A ship.
Q. Riddle-Riddle-ree what Riddle can it be? Through a rat, through a reel, through an old spinning wheel, through a horse's shin bone Riddle me that or leave me alone? A. A flash.
Q. Riddle-me-riddle-me-ree, such a riddle cuold not be, through a rock, through a reel, through an old spinning wheel, through a little bag of pepper riddle me that or let me alone? A. Time.
Q. As I went up an iron gate I met a hurly-burly beast. Nine heads nine tails thirty-six legs riddle me that or let me alone? A. A sow and a litter of bonhams.
Q. Jenny inside the wall Jenny outside the wall If you would touch Jenny she'd make you screech and bawl? A. A nettle.
Q. How many sticks goes for a crow's nest? A. None. They are all carried.
Q. Forty sheep went out a gap Forty more followed that. Forty white and forty black three and two how much is that? A. Five.
Q. Forty sheep went out a gap Forty more followed that. How many feet had the sheep the shepherd and his dog? A. Two.
Q. Cathleen Annie tell Eillie Christina has Ita's small man? A. Catechism.
Q. Master sits in his chair every time after catechism? A. Catechism (backwards).
Q. As round as a bowl as deep as a cup all the king's horses could not pull it up? A. A well.
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2018-11-13 08:32
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are landed or raised with a plough in order to prevent potato blight,these stalks are sprayed a few times during the month of July.
The potatoes are dug about October a pit is made in the ground about one foot deep and two and a half feet wide.The large potatoes are stored in this pit .The principal varieties of potatoes growing in this district are-
Early varieties -Epicure ,May Queen,Land Leaguers, Golden Wonders.
Late Varieties -Irish Queen,British Queen,Kerrspink,Champion,Up-To -Date,Arran Victor,Arran Banner.
The Champion is the worst grower but the best quality .
Arran Banner,gives the best crop but the worst variety for table use.
Potato seeds ,when cut are called scallans .
The shoot in the seed potatoes are called pacha.
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2018-11-13 08:31
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A Fairy Cow
Once upon a time there lived a poor widow in a bothán. One morning a beggar asked for a drink. The widow gave him a cup of milk. When he had it drank he asked for more. The widow said she was sorry for she had not another drop of milk in the house. The beggar rested for a while and was telling the widow about a great giant that lived in Breffny. He was building a castle that would last until the end of time and so to make it strong he ordered to mix the mortar with blood.
So this day the beggar's cow was the last to be driven to Breffny. The beggar told the widow to look straight at the hill that was in front of her door and that she would see a cow coming towards her that would wait for ever with her.
Next morning the widow stood at her door looking sad and watching the hill when suddenly it changed and out of it came a pure white cow. The cow came running towards the widow and stood outside the window of the bocán[?] to be milked.
She gave her beautiful rich cream. In the evening after being milked the cow went away and did not return until the next morning. When she was milked she went away and was not seen until evening. The cow waited with the widow until
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2018-11-13 07:54
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Q. It's here it's there it's every where it's up in Castlemaine. It takes a bite bigger than a horse's bite and never swallows it after? A. A pike of hay.
Q. Big-belly mother, crooked-legs father, three little children all working together? A. A pot.
Q. What takes a bite as big as a horse's and never swallows after? A. A scythe.
Q. If I had a hundred pairs of white stockings and a hundred p[airs of black stockings and a blind man wanted to get a pair of the same colour, what would he do? A. Take three of them.
Q. As green as grass but grass it isn't as red as blood but blood it isn't as black as ink but ink it isn't? A. A blackberry.
Q. It's as round as a marble as flat as a pan all of a woman and half of a man? A. A penny.
Q. It's laid on the table it's cut and passed but never eaten? A. A deck of cards.
Q. Hairy hairy mongo sitting on his pongo eating all the snow-balls? A. A goat eating white cabbage.
Q. What boils without fire? A. Lime.
Q. Long legs, crooked thighs, small head and no eyes? A. A tongs.
Q. What part of a cow goes over the ditch first? A. Her breath.
Q. Up Chip-cherry and down Chip-cheery all the men in Kerry couldn't climb Chip-cherry? A. Smoke.
Q. Lady page sat in a cage like a lovely hen. All her children died with age and she is still alive? A. A tree.
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2018-11-13 07:21
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Q. A dog and a cat went up on a ditch - what was the dog's name? A. "What" was his name.
Q. What is a fish that never swims? A. A dead one.
Q. As I was going to London one day I saw a woman scrubbing. What was it she could not scrub out? A. Her shadow.
Q. As I was hanging out the window I lost my gilly gold ring and I saw the dead carrying live? A. A train.
Q. Eleven pears hanging high. Eleven men passing by. Each man took a pear and still there was a Eleven there? A. A Eleven was one man's name.
Q. Four sticks stander, Four lelyanders, two crookers two rookers and a whep about? A. A cow.
Q. As I went to the fair of Moy I met nine tinkers and their wives. Each tinker had a cat and each cat had a kitten and each kitten had a budget and between tinkers, cats, kittens and budgets how many went to the fair of Moy? A. There was no one going to the fair but myself.
Q. As I went up a derry wall I heard a dead man's call. His whiskers were of flesh, his mouth was of horn. Such a creature was never born? A. A cock.
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2018-11-13 07:11
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Q. As black as ink, as white as snow and hops on the ground like hailstone? A. A magpie.
Q. As black as ink and as white as milk and it hops on the ground like hailstone? A. A magpie.
Q. As I went over Martin's burrow, I saw a thing lying on a furrow. It had neither skin bone or feather and still it had five fingers? A. A glove.
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2018-11-13 07:07
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Q. Riddle-me, Riddle-me, Roe, my father gave me some seeds to sow, The ground was black and the seeds were white Riddle me that before to-night? A. Paper and ink.
Q. I have a little cow and she lies by the wall, if I gave her the world she would eat it all but if give her a drink she would die? A. A fire.
Q. I have a little calf and she hangs by the wall. If I give her a drink she would take it all but if I give her a feed she would die? A. A lamp.
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2018-11-13 07:01
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Q. The belly is hood, the rest is good and it constantly goes in bad weather. A. A bellows.
Q. What turns without moving? A. Milk.
Q. In the house there is a dresser and in the dresser there is a cup and in the cup there is a sup that everyone must take? A. Death.
Q. I have a little Kerry cow that stands in a field if you rise up his tail his nose will bleed? A. Pump.
Q. I have a little sister that hangs on the wall, She drinks all she gets and she eats nothing at all? A. A lamp.
Q. Ding dang under the bank ten drawing four? A. A woman milking a cow.
Q. At twelve o'clock on Saturday night the winds blew, the cocks crew, the bells of Heaven struck eleven. It's time for my poor soul to go to heaven. A. The fox burying his mother under an ivy tree.
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2018-11-13 06:49
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the corpse instead. It was laid out on two tables in the kitchen. The tables were fixed one horizontal and the other a right angles. Then people sat on their seats around the tables.
When times improved, people had no longer to carry the coffin with sheets, they had what was called a "Cróchar" that is - a a kind of frame which held coffin and gave the bearers a chance of holding it safely.
(brac) or Scaffuler a large brown cloth trimmed with yellow thread for trimming the sheets covering the walls.
The brac was the brown cloth used for covering the coffin while on the cróchar.
Dead carried in [?], then in sheets + lastly in coffins.
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2018-11-13 06:49
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thing would be held in the village where a person died.
1) Bearer of Cróchar
It used to take four to carry it.
2) Brac of Pull
Brown quilt for putting over the coffin.
3) Scaffuler
Used for trimming the walls. I didn't see and straw rope used at all.
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2018-11-13 06:46
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Once a person would die a bit would not be cooked of eaten in that house until the corpse was taken out. The neighbors used to feed them. The people of the house would hardly cook for a pig or anything else.
For twelve months not a dance or any-
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2018-11-13 06:44
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the corpse instead. It was laid out on two tables in the kitchen. The tables were fixed one horizontal and the other a right angles. Then people sat on their seats around the tables.
When times improved, people had no longer to carry the coffin with sheets, they had what was called a "Cróchan" that is - a a kind of frame which held coffin and gave the bearers a chance of holding it safely.
(brac) or Scaffuler a large brown cloth trimmed with yellow thread for trimming the sheets covering the walls.
The brac was the brown cloth used for covering the coffin while on the cróchan.
Dead carried in [?], then in sheets + lastly in coffins.
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2018-11-13 06:34
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When courting a few years, he would take her to a friends house and stay with her. When priest hears of this, he'd call him on the altar for 3 Sundays + question him eg "Are you sorry for such conduct - ? The charged man wld have to either go up on a seat or up the the alter + say in presence of cong. he was sorry. Any time after this the marriage may take place. Not a lot a ceremony about such marriage few friends + quick marriage. She goes back to the young mans home after a while.
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2018-11-13 06:34
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When courting a few years, he would take her to a friends house and stay with her. When priest hears of this, he'd call him on the altar for 3 Sundays + question him eg "Are you sorry for such conduct - ? The charged men wld have to either go up on a seat or up the the alter + say in presence of cong. he was sorry. Any time after this the marriage may take place. Not a lot a ceremony about such marriage few friends + quick marriage. She goes back to the young mans home after a while.
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2018-11-13 06:30
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(5) Q. What part of a cow goes over the ditch first? A. Her breath.
Q. What two miracles are performed in Ireland to-day? A. (1) They wake the dead (2) They kill pigs and cure them after.
Q. Who was the first man in the World? A. Séan O'Farrell because he was at the rising of the man.
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2018-11-13 06:27
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the table but no man returned.
There was a pig fair in Dublin the same day. The three kept walking around until they bought a pig off a farmer. The farmer had [?] more pigs for sale. The three men told him that the pig was for the priest. They bought the pig. One of the men went along with the farmer to a priests house.
The man told the farmer to stay at the gate until he's see the pries first. The man went into the priests house and told him that he was going to England His brother followed him and a said that that he was ashamed of him. "Why" said the priest. He is always saying "Pay me the price of my pig." I hope you will get him out of that habit by saying a few prayers for him. "Send him in here" said the priest. The man went to the gate where the farmer stood and he told him to go into the priest and he will pay you for your pig. He went into the priest and the priest told him to go down on his knees until he would say a few prayers over him.
He did so
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2018-11-13 06:25
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(4) Q. Why does a hen pick a pan? A. Because she cannot lick it.
Q. I have a little house and a mouse couldn't fit in it and all the men in town couldn't count all the windows in it? A. A thimble.
Q. As I went up the hill of wonder, I saw twenty four black birds tearing the hill asunder? A. A harrow.
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2018-11-13 06:21
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(3) Q. There is a man in a field, If I tip his hand his nose will bleed?
A. A pump.
Q. Under the water and over the water, and never touches the water?
A. The girl going over the bridge and a pail of water upon her head.
Q. Father and mother sister and brother out all day cannot catch one another.
A. The four wheels of a motor.
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2018-11-13 06:20
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pay it all." "[?] what are you doing" he said to his wife let me out or Ill give you a [?]." She took off the blind-fold off her eyes and she told him her story. "Devil half the right happened you" he said.
The three men had nothing of pay for that nights lodging. They got as far as Dublin and they got lodgings there also. In the morning they asked the woman of the house how much was the damage and she said - so much. Two of the men walked out of the house. After a while the third man took off his hat and left it on the table and said "I wonder where are the other two gone"? He went out on the road and the other two men were running as fast as they could. He commenced to follow them and he was shouting "Clear the road" - we are running for a bet. The three of them kept running until they were out of sight. The landlady was expecting the man to come back to pay the fee, and also for his hat that he left on
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2018-11-13 06:17
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(2) Q. What is it, the more you cut off the longer it grows?
A. A grave.
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2018-11-13 06:16
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(1) Q. I had two little sisters they had two red caps and they died last night?
A. Two candles.
Q. Little Jenny White has a red nose, The longer she lives, the shorter she grows?
A. A candle.
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2018-11-13 06:13
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(1) Q. As I went up a slippery gap, I met my Uncle Davy He had iron nose and timber toes and upon my word he could frighten the crows?
A. A gun.
(2) Q. As I went up a slippery gap, I met my Uncle Davy, I cut off his head and left his body aisy?
A. A head of cabbage.
(3) Q. As I went up a slippery gap, I met my Uncle Davy, I cut off his head and drank his blood and left his body aisy?
A. A bottle of stout.
(4) Q. As I went out a slippery gap, I met my Uncle Davy. He had a bundle of rods and no one could count them but God.
A. The hairs on a boy's head.
(5) Q. As I went up a slippery gap, I met my Uncle Davy. I put him into my pocket before the crows'd ate him.
A. A Pratie.
(6) Q. As I went up a slippery gap, I met my Uncle Davy; he began to pinch me and I began to bate him. I threw him out to the ducks to ate him.
A. A hot pratie or A Frog.
(7) Q. As I went up a slippery gap, I met a man with a red cap. He had a stone in his stomach and a stick in his back.
A. A Haw.
(8) Q. As I went up Derry wall, I heard a dead man's call. Skinny mouth and beak of horn, such a creature was never born.
A. A cock crowing.
(9) Q. As I went out, I soon came in: cut from the dead the live did spring. No tree did shake, no leaf did fall, and that's my riddle among ye all.
A. A bird coming out of a dead man's skull on a tree.
(10) Q. As I went out a slippery gap, I met a man. He took off his hat and drew on his gloves. What was his name?
A. Andrew.
(11) Q. As I went up a slippery gap, I met my Uncle Davy. He had a red hue and part of him glue and he was taking the world aisy.
Ans. A ball.
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2018-11-13 06:12
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Once there were three men going to England and the had very little money. They went as far as Roscommon and lodged there for the night. In the morning they asked the landlady how much was the damage. "So much" said the landlady.
"I'll pay it all" said one of the men "No" said the second one but "I'll pay it all" Indeed you will not said the third but I'll pay it all.
They proposed to blindfold the lady and which ever of them she would catch first that one should pay it all.
"Very well" said the landlady "that is very fair" So she put the blindfold on her eyes and went into a room and there were the three men.
The men kept moving and stealing one by one out of the room and them there was no one in the room but the landlady herself for the three men had escaped. In a while after her husband came into the room. She ran up to him and catching hold of him she said "You will
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2018-11-13 03:43
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she died, when the widow died a little girl saw the cow going into a slit in a rock and she was never see again. Afterwards, she was always called by the old people as the fairy cow. It is said that the widow lived in Bohola. I got this information from
—Mrs. Mary Dunleavy, Ummoon, Straide, Co. Mayo
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2018-11-13 03:42
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A Fairy Cow
Once upon a time there lived a poor widow in a bocán[?]. One morning a beggar asked for a drink. The widow gave him a cup of milk. When he had it drank he asked for more. The widow said she was sorry for she had not another drop of milk in the house. The beggar rested for a while and was telling the widow about a great giant that lived in Breffny. He was building a castle that would last until the end of time and so to make it strong he ordered to mix the mortar with blood.
So this day the beggar's cow was the last to be driven to Breffny. The beggar told the widow to look straight at the hill that was in front of her door and that she would see a cow coming towards her that would wait for ever with her.
Next morning the widow stood at her door looking sad and watching the hill when suddenly it changed and out of it came a pure white cow. The cow came running towards the widow and stood outside the window of the bocán[?] to be milked.
She gave her beautiful rich cream. In the evening after being milked the cow went away and did not return until the next morning. When she was milked she went away and was not seen until evening. The cow waited with the widow until
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2018-11-13 02:21
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fairies have been singing and crying there all night long. There is also a cross on the side of the Claremorris road where a soldier was shot. There are old paths near Garryduff and if you walked in them you would get a Foíbín Mara. There is a very old road from Woodstock to Skevade.
There are many roads in this district such as Boherduff which means black road. It is the leading road from Claremorris to Knock. There is great traffic on it in Summer time when the people are going to Knock on a pilgrimage. Liss-Duff is another road which means the black fort. It is on the Ballindine road, Claremorris. There is a certain road named Murray's crossing near Derryfade claremorris. Long ago the growing boys and girls used to gather to that crossroad and dance or pitch buttons or play "hop, leap and jump"
After the famine the government started building a canal from Galway to Ballinrobe but it was never finished. They payed the men four-pence per day, but nearly always they gave the work-men a written order to bring to a shop and they got meal and sometimes
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2018-11-13 02:14
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There are many roads in this district such as Boherduff which means black road. It is the leading road from Claremorris to Knock. There is a great traffic on it in summer time when the people are going to Knock on the pilgrimage. Lis-Duff is another road which means the black fort. It is on the Ballindine road Claremorris. There is a certain road named Murray's crossing near Derryfade Claremorris. Long ago the young boys and girls used to gather to that crossroads and have a dance.
There is a road near my house and it is called Castle Road. The reason why it is called Castle Road is there was once a castle where Clarkes house is now. There is another road not far from my house and it is called the New Road because it is forty nine years ago since it was made. Michael Charles died in the New Road and there is a cross and a heap of stones to his memory.
There are old planks near Garryduff and it is said that old
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2018-11-13 02:07
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A man died in the village of Bawn. His name was Michael Charles. There is a cross on the spot where he died. In the village of Claremount there is a cross erected. There was a woman coming home from town and she met with an accident.
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2018-11-13 02:06
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There is a cross road near my house. A crowd gathers there every Bon-Fire night. They dance and sing. They dance mostly Sets and a stack of Barley.
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2018-11-13 02:05
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There is a bridge in Castle-Gar. There about ten years ago, they put a cement bridge across it. Before that there was a wooden bridge across it. There is also a mill beside it, and the mill is worked by the force of the water. It was idle for a while, but they are starting it again.
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2018-11-13 02:03
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the roads which were called cishes.
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2018-11-13 02:02
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had he anything to say for himself and he said;
"I had a tooth-ache and suffered great pain,
I took a little drop and it went to my brain,
I was not drunk to walk I was able,
That is my explanation from this green table."
Pat O Rorke was a poet and he was staying in the doctor's house and when the doctor came to look at his work, he said,
"I see that paint and putty covers a lot of your mistakes."
and he answered him saying.
"The spade and shovel covers a lot of your mistakes."
These poems were told to me by my Father Mr. Charles.
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2018-11-13 01:08
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John Connor was a poet of long ago. He was coming up Church Street and he saw McElroy and Michael Noone talking and they said him to compose a poetry for them and he said;
"Claremorris town of high renown,
There stands a Church and steeple,
And at McElroy's door stands a fool,
Admiring the country people."
The same day he lost his cart and ass and he went on the street and he said;
"There is a glass of joke for any folk,
Who finds John Connor's ass and yoke."
One day he had a drop inside. He was brought to the police station where he was summoned to appear at court on Thursday. When his case was called the justice asked
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2018-11-13 01:02
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was Thomas Talbot a near kinsman of the honourable Peot who died in 1901 at Newfoundland.
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2018-11-13 01:01
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yards. In a stand, hop, step and jump he accomplished thirty-six feet.
As a handballer John O'Neill enjoyed national fame. He had no peers. At this form of sport also Thomas Dalton Kilmanahan and Mick Butler Carriggnaug excelled of people who walked from Owning to Kilkenny and back again in a single day there are local accounts Garret Byrne, Paddy Byrne, and Paul Power where powerful long distance swimmers.
At playing on the violin and bagpipes John O Neill and James Rafter respectively distinguished themselves. Story-tellers were numerous. Most accurate and esteemed of these
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2018-11-13 00:57
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In this district years ago we had men who in various forms of sport won considerable renown. To assertain to-day in whatsoever their [?] asserted itself and the measure of their strength and speed is not an easy task. Their feats are exaggerated and it has long been acknowledged and it has long been acknowledged that such men alway gain by the "historical estimate". If ther were pygmies to their contemporaries they are giants to us. And vice versa.
In the line of strength John Purcell, Glencommon, Partick Casey Curraghmore, Micheal Scully, Ballinacroney
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2018-11-13 00:56
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and Jack Rafter of Owning are worthy of note. All with the exception of the first named are dead. It was at weight-lifting these excelled. Though John Purcell was apparently the strongest of the four others were little behind him in talent.
Michael Scully often carried through several fields and over ditches both a harrow and plough together. John Purcell would carry upwards of five hundred-weights.
While runners were numerous the greatest of them Patrick Duggan is still alive. In 11 seconds which was considered very small time in his day he used to run the hundred
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2018-11-13 00:53
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In this district years ago we had men who in various forms of sport won considerable renown. To assertain to-day in whatsoever their [?] asserted itself and the measure of their strength and speed is not an easy task. Their feats are exaggerated and it has long been acknowledged and it has long been acknowledged that such men alway gain by the "historical estimate". If ther were pygmies to their contemporaries they are giants to us. And vice versa.
In the line of strength John Durcell, Glencommon, Partick Casey Curraghmore, Micheal Scully, Ballinacroney
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2018-11-13 00:46
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down near Castletown, and it is called the Lond Field, because it is a narrow but a very long one.
Up on Owning HIll there is a huge rock and beside it, there is a hollow which is called the Mass Hollow because in Penal times mas was said in that Hollow when all the churches were knocked. That is how it got its name.
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2018-11-13 00:44
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There is a field not far away from Owning and it is called the Bawnard. It is owned by Mr. Walshe of Springfield. The reason it is called by that name is because it is a big high field and seveal hurling and football matches are played there during the Summer.
There is also another field there also called Spring-Field and that field is also owned by Mr. Walshe. It is a two acre field and there is supposed to be a water spring in the middle of it and that is the reason it is called Spring-Field. There is a ten acre field
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2018-11-13 00:41
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for the year.
On Saint Brigids Eve, a bundle of rushes is dressed in female attire and laid in a basket along side a wooden club. This is know as Saint Brigid's bed. Before retiring the basket is placed beside the fire. Next morning the ashes on the hearth is closely examined to ascertain whether any impression has been supernaturally made on them by the club, this being considered a prosperous omen.
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2018-11-13 00:39
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old customs are still kept up in Ireland, I will mention a few of them now. The rush cross in to be seen in almost every house in Ireland on Saint Brigids Eve. A female member of the family carries a freshly pulled bunch of rushes in over the threshold, after a formal invitation has been extended. When the crosses have been made, supper tea and pancakes is partaken of and finally, the crosses are hung from the rafters inside the house and in the out houses also. This old custom is a sign that St. Brigid will come and bless those crosses and wherever they are hung there will by luck and prosperity there
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2018-11-13 00:38
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Claremorris was made as relief work after the famine. The men got sixpence per day for the work.
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2018-11-13 00:37
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There is a big cross in Scardoune. It is in commemoration of a soldier who was shot there in former times.
There is another cross outside Englishes on the Ballindine Road. It is in memory of a Mr. Killkelly of Ballindine who was shot with a stray bullet a few years ago.
There is another monument on the Balla road. It is in memory of a Mr. Coughlan, a noted farmer and horse trainer. He was captain of the south Mayo harriers.
There is another monument in Ballykenave in memory of one of the Oranmore family who was shot accidently there. This monument is locally known as "Brown's Flag".
Local Roads
There is a road from Begleys, the corner house to the station. It was made when the railways were laid in Claremorris in the nineteenth century.
The road leading up to the Convent of Mercy
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2018-11-13 00:35
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Saint Brigid is one of our patron saints of Ireland. She was born in Kildare, and she became one of the first nuns in Ireland.
When she became a nun she found several schools and churches throughout Ireland. The place where she was born is called "Cill Dara" in Irish because she built a church under a little oak tree and then the county was called after the church which St Brigid hot built.
We celebrate Saint Brigids feast day on the first day of February. On the eve of Saint Brigid's many very
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There is a big cross in Scardoune. It is in commemoration of a soldier who was shot there in former times.
There is another cross outside Englishes on the Ballindine Road. It is in memory of a Mr. Killkelly of Ballindine who was shot with a stray bullet a few years ago.
There is another monument on the Balla road. It is in memory of a Mr. Coughlan, a noted farmer and horse trainer. He was captain of the south Mayo harriers.
There is another monument in Ballykenave in memory of one of the Oranmore family who was shot accidently there. This monument is locally known as "Brown's Flag".
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me "that" without C. R. L.?
That.
7. Constantinable is a very big word whoever could not spell "it" is a very big dunce?
It.
8. Why does a cow look over a ditch?
Because she could not look under it.
9. Why does a hen pick a pot?
Because she could not lick it.
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1. Where did Noah strike the first nail?
On the Head
2. As round as an apple as deep as a cup and all the kings horses could not pull it up?
A moon shining in a well.
3. Flour from America fruit from Spain all gathered up in a shower of rain put into a bag and tied with a string riddle me that and I'll give you a gold ring?
A Plum Pudding.
4. A little red heffer she stands by the wall, she eats all her fatter and drinks none at all?
A fire.
5. When is a school master like a man with one eye?
When he has a vacancy for a pupil.
6. Carrick castle and Clonmel spell
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roads of Owning there is a big tree surrounded with stones and it is called the bulk. During the famine times the Government relived the people by giving them porridge. On the bulk it was distributed every day.
It is said that some of the people were never interred but they were left on the side of the road and in the fields as they died.
At the present time the blight came on the potatoes the people would not be as badly off because they do not depend so much on potatoes for food.
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In the years eighteen forty six and seven the great famine was in Ireland. Before those years every little town was thickly populated but during the time of the famine hundreds of people died and any one who had money emigrated to America.
The first year the potatoes decayed in the pits and the following year they blackened in the ground. Every year since the blight comes on the potatoes but now there is a preventitive which is a mixture of lime stone and whashing soda.
On the cross
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to have killed a serpent there also when he was driving them out of Ireland.
There was also an old castle there and it is said that there and it is said that there is gold hid under the ruins of it.
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Around my home there are some ancient stones to be seen. They are beautifully cut and tapering to a point like what you would see on a Church tower.
One of the window sills of our house is built with a stone out of an old Church which was built in our field. It is carved and cut with lovely designs.
In Glenbower wood there is a water fall and on it are the marks of a donkey's hooves and a crozier which is supposed to have been put there by Saint Patrick. and he was supposed
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the present day are laid to rest. The entrance to the Catholic Church at that time was through Mr. W. O'Keeffe's coal-yard and where to the present day the paved cobblestone passage may be seen.
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Near the Square in Tallow there is a butcher's stall underneath the courthouse which was once a gaol. Prisoners were left here whilst they were awaiting trial and were brought by a secret stairway to the court. At the southern end of the town there is a hill called Gallows Hill. It got its name because there was a gallows there in olden times where animals and wrong-doers were hung.
At this end of the town also, where the Bride Valley Stores are at present, a large barrack housed a regiment of Horse Guards about the year 1810.
The present Protestant Church was erected near the site of the old one which was once a Roman Catholic Church and where a great number of the old inhabitants of the town and their descendants up to
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who died, brought their own teeth as white as snow with them. They never know what toothaches as any other pains were.
The Yellow Cake was the cure for a pain in the stomach and was made from yellow meal very finely grated and mixed to a light dough with sour milk. This was left cool when cooked and it was said that no matter how bad the pain may be, this cake was its cure.
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Hundreds of years ago the people milled their own wheat and made bread from it together with barm and water. This, when kneaded, was put on a griddle and was hung from a crane over a big open fire. There were no bakeries in those days.
Raw potatoes with buttermilk and bicarbonate of soda cooked in a pot was called 'boxty cake'.
"Boxty on the pan
Eat it if you can
You can boil it in a pot
You can eat it cold or hot"
Stampy Cake was another old favourite batter. It contained cooked mashed potatoes mixed with fine yellow meal and a little sour milk. In country places this is called Potato Cake. It was crossed on top before putting to bake, thus when cooked formed four squares. Potato cake and wholemeal cake were the two most wholesome cakes in those days and all the old people
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correctly 'Torsions' from the peculiar twist the thread got when being wound on the bobbin.
In those days a small silk handkerchief would cost about ten shillings and would possibly represent at least a months notice.
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separate bobbin. When the width was up to four or five inches the number of bobbins used was about one hundred. It was marvellous with what dexterity and agility the ladies tossed those about. The lace-maker placed the cushion on her knees and pinned on the first thread. Then taking each bobbin as required, she threw them hither and thither, making the tiny pleats until the desire length was reached.
Then she pinned the little pleat, took other bobbins and continued in the same way, until she got another done which she promptly pinned down. All day with tireless energy she plied her trade, often lilting, sometimes singing, but always cheerful. A day's work was only a few square inches but they were happy and appeared satisfied.
Machine-made lace got so cheap that the industry was crushed out and so disappeared a craft which appeared to be very suitable to Irish needs.
The ladies employed in this work were sometimes called 'bobbin-tossers', but more
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About eighty years ago a woman who had been away in America for a long time wrote home to her parents who were living beside the convent in Carndonagh, informing them that she was coming home to pay them a visit. The day after she wrote the letter she took seriously ill and died on the night her parents were expecting her. They remained up until a late hour awaiting her arrival but as it was so late they thought perhaps she had stopped in Derry, so they retired to bed. Later in the
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There was a family living in Windsor one time. They had a son. The son was taken by the Fairies. He used to come home sometimes. He would not stay at home. One day he came home and his father brought him to the Fairy man in Roscrea. He asked the Fairy - man how would he keep him at home. The man said that come day he would be gone away, they were to go for him and bring him home. He said that there was a stream near their house and if they could get him past that, that he would stay at home. So one day they did this and they has a hard struggle to get him apast the stream. He then stayed at home. He never went a day to school. He was educated in the fairies. It was he who drew the plan for the basin in Derryduff.
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There is a pot of Gold hidden in Moll Joe's Hill. When Cromwell was in Ireland, some of the people thought they would be killed and they hid the gold there. Many people came to look for this money but they did not find it.
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There was a family one time. One day they were churning. The butter never came on the milk. They went to the Fairy man. He told them to put irons in the fire and to put chains around the churn the next time they were churning. When they were churning the next day they did this. A man came into the yard and went out again. Once he did the butter came on the milk. The man that came into the yard was the man who took away the butter.
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Once there lived a man in Derry, He sent his workman to cut some trees in the rath near his house. The man went and he was cutting a hill in the rath and a voice said not to cut the tree. The man said he had to not blame him; The next morning the man went out to cut the trees again. He found all the cows dead around the rath and their horns stuck in the ground.
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Every seven years the chimes sing and they were heard once by a women named Mrs. Monaghan.
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Stories about Lough Gill Sligo
These stories were told to me by Mr. Denis Fallon St. Anne's Terrace, Sligo formerly living in Ballintogher, Co.Sligo.
There was a man, named Mr. Mc Vie, living in the town of Sligo. He and his wife were invited to a wedding in Aughamore. The night was very calm and they decided to go by boat. When they were half way up the lake Lough Gill a great storm arose, and everyone in the boat would have been drowned only that the man took off his silt scarf and threw it into the lake, saying ''Here Lady of the Lake, take these ribbons for your hair''. Immediately the storm ceased and the lake became quite calm.
The first motor boat on Lough Gill was named the ''Lady of the Lake'' One day the real Lady of the Lake appeared to the Captain and told him to change the name as there was just one Lady of the Lake and that was she. The Captain changed it to ''Maid of the Sea''.
The bell of the Sligo Abbey was thrown into Lough Gill during the time of the Penal Laws
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The Bog of Allen was during a lengthened period of the penal times, the place of refuge for the successive prelates who governed the Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin.
There the great J.K.L. and Dr. Gallagher and other saintly Bishops resided for part of each year in small mud huts, thatched with straw or rushes to which they might fly when sought after by the myrmidons of the ruling faction.
The remains of these cabins still exist on the road from Allen to Robertstown; they form a sort of ill-shaped mound or mounds on the right, and are separated by a
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ditch from the highway, as it passes over a small eminence which looks down on the vast moor or bog expanded just below.
In these haunts and retreats the Bishops administered Confirmation, held an assembly of the Clergy or ordained young priests who were sent to France Spain or Italy.
Four pewter Chalices have been found in this locality, one much more ancient than the rest and are preserved as memorials of the times of persecution.
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deprived of sight - their eyes bursting. Female curiosity however was not to be disappointed and Boan, the Queen was determined to test the mystical powers of the waters. She, therefore, arrogantly not only approached the well and defied its terrors to mar her beauty, but passed three times round it to the left as was customary in several of the ancient incantations. Upon the completion of the third round, the charm was broken, the spring rose, and three enormous waves burst over the helpless lady, mutilating her sadly, and breaking one of her eyes. She then fled towards the sea to hide her deformity, but the waters, now loosened from their sources,
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The Sign of the Cross was made on the hatching eggs with a burnt “kipeen” (cipin) for to bring good luck.
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still followed till she reached the Inbher or present mouth of the river, and was swept on the rushing waters of the Boyne into the sea. Such was the death of Queen Boan and the name of the river is thus derived from hers - Boyne.
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Carbury in the County Kildare was called after Cairbré son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, whose descendants, called the Cinel Cairbre, settled there. Trinity well is at the foot of the Hill of Carbury, in which the river Boyne has its source; relating to which the following legend is told.
There was a celebrated poet and king of Leinster called Nechtain of Nuadha-Neacht, in the first century who had a secret well in his garden, one of the miraculous virtues of which was that anyone who approached it except the monarch and his three cup-bearers - Flesg, Lesg, and Luan, was instantly
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The Lore of Certain Days
In every district days and days are looked upon as being lucky or unlucky. There are some days of the week that people would not give remedies for diseases. For instance the people that have cures for the jaundice would not give it any day except on Monday and Thursday.
Whit week is very unlucky for certain things especially Whit Monday and the people in this locality say it is very dangerous to go near water during this week.
Good Friday, St Patrick's Day and Lady Day are considered very lucky days for sowing flowers or vegetables.
The three first days of April are called the days of the '' Old Cow'' and are supposed to be very wild and if these three wild days come in the end of March instead of the
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the cloak to extend so that it covered all now known as the Curragh.
These delightful plains were known as St. Brigids Pasturage. St. Brigid never prevented the neighbouring people from turning their cattle to graze upon the land, but no one dare enter a plough. The story is told that although the cattle of the whole Province may have clipped the grass close to the ground in the evening, it appeared as high as ever, the following morning as if it had been said of these pastures: -
"And as much as the herds crop during the long day,
So much does the cold dew restore during the night."
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During the time of St. Brigid the King of Leinster had the deformity of long ears, like those of an ass, which rendered him unpopular. Hearing of the great miracles wrought by St. Brigid, the King applied to her for a cure, and promised, in return to grant her any request. St. Brigid consented. She threw him into a sleep, from which when he awoke he found he had a pair of shapely ears. He asked her what reward she desired.
St. Brigid, wishing to be moderate replied, that all she would ask was as much land near her cell as her mantle would cover. St. Brigid spread her mantle on the field and lo! God caused
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are landed or raised with a plough in order to prevent potato blight,these stalks are sprayed a few times during the month of July.
The potatoes are dug about October a pit is made in the ground about one foot deep and two and a half feet wide.The large potatoes are stored in this pit .The principal varieties of potatoes growing in this district are-
Early varieties -Epicure ,May Queen,Land Leaguers, Golden Wonders.
Late Varieties -Irish Queen,British Queen,Kerrspink,Champion,Up-To -Date,Arran Victor,Arran Banner.
The Champion is the worst grower but the best quality .
Arran Banner,gives the best crop but the worst variety for table use.
Potato seeds ,when cut are called scallans .
The shoot in the seed potatoes are called pacha.
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machinations of Shaftesbury and the party who wished to excite another persecution against the Catholics of England. by the fabrication of Papish plots (in the reign of Charles 2nd) pretended conspiracies, and meditated assassinations, Lord Castlehaven came to Ireland and died at his sister's houses in Kilcash, in the county of Tipperary." The 'Easbog' is Bishop Butler, one of the Catholic members of the Ormond family, and a man eminent for the sanctity of live. The 'Lady Iveagh' of this poem is Margaret Bourke eldest daughter of William, Earl of Clanrichard, first married to Brian Magennis, Viscount Iveagh and secondly to Hon. Col. Thomas Butler of Kilcash, County Tipperary, where she died the 19th July, 1744. She was a lady of great personal charms and a
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inlands it is a sign of a storm and when the robin sings its song early in the morning it is a sign of a fine day.
When the wild geese go from north towards the south it is a sign of cold weather, but when they come back again to the north it is a sign that Spring has come.
According to tradition when Our Lord was dying on the cross a robin came to him and tried to pluck a thorn out of his head and a drop of his blood fell on the robins breast and that is why he has a red breast
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out that he did not care about any man under the King of England nor even for the King himself.
Next day was Sunday and Connell went to Mass. The priest asked was Connell Mac Loone in the congregation, and Connell stood up and said he was. Then the priest reproached him for causing so much fighting and addressing the people said that the day would come when there would be no nettles growing upon Connell Mac Loone's floor on account of his causing so much bloodshed. Connell unaccustomed to being talked of in this fashion walked up to the altar saying that he would pull him from the altar as he had pulled his enemies from their positions.
The day came however, when Connell's home became a home of nettles and thus it still remains.
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When one sod is turned on each side to make a ridge it is called a Schaoibhéan .
When sods are turned with a spade some years ago to make a ridge ,they were called taobfhoid.Starch ,and barm for making bread and alchol,are made from potatoes.Potato cakes ,and stamphy ,and Irish Stew and Colcannon are also made from potatoes.
There are no spades made in this district ,because there are no forges in the parish ,they are bought in shops in the town.
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There was once a man living in Letterily whose name was Big Connell Mac Loone. He was a leading man of faction fighters and the conqueror of the district from Maghera - More to the Rosses.
It was known that Connell's men started a fight in Glenties with another crowd. Connell happened to be drinking in a public - house, and he drank until he was unable to move. His army was almost beaten when the news reached Connell. He was lying drunk upon the floor and he called two of his men to his side and told them to put their shoulders to his sides and lift him up. He then asked them to give him his stick and to face him towards their enemy.
In this manner he succeeded in reaching the place where the fight was in progress, and no sooner did he arrive than the ranks of the enemy gave way and the "gang" was scattered east and west and a vast number killed.
Then he stood on a rock and called
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forces his way through the ring.
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forces his way through the ring.
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"Frog in the middle" is played in the following manner. A large number of children either boys or girls join their hands and form a ring. Some child is chosen to be the frog and is put into the centre of the ring. Then all the children move around at a very fast pace and during all this time the frog was trying to get out. When he tried to get out the children gathered around him very closely. They commenced running in the ring again for a long time saying aloud, "Fro in the middle jump out, jump out", They then let out "the frog " and form a large ring again. They move around at a great pace saying, "Frog in the middle jump in, jump in". During all this time the frog tries to get in and the children prevent him doing so by gathering close together. After some time of hard running the children become tired and "the frog"
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Lace-making flourished in Tallow for about a century. It attained a high standard of excellence and was sent all over Europe and also to America. This was due in great measure to the nuns of the Carmelite Convent who appear to have been adept at this particular craft. While they did not found the industry they certainly taught it to their industry pupils. It was very interesting work requiring infinite patience.
The outfit was a simple one, consisting of a cushion on which was pinned a paper bearing a pattern of the lace required. A number of bobbins were also necessary. These were short sticks on one end of which a reel was formed. The thread which might be of cotton or silk was wound round the reels. Each thread required a separate bobbin and the number employed varied with the width of the lace required. Lace, an inch wide, required about thirty threads and each thread was wound on a
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Bí mé la amhain ag dul ar ród. Casadh fear beag agus fear mór orm
Chuir mé an fear beag in mo phoca agus sgaoil mé an fear mór leis na caillíní
A bhuachaillí a bhuachaillí na sanntuighidh na caillíní
Do réir mar tá said corruighthe
No béidh luaithe buidhe na seachtmhaise le cur amach ar Domhnach
Bhí buachaill ag dul go dtí an Easbóg uair amhain agus bhí eagla air roimhe
Nuair a chonnaic sé é ag teacht sgairt sé amach “A Mhamaí a Mhamaí sin anois é sin anois é”. “Whist whist ceanno chaidh mise bata roc duit”
“Bhal ceannuigh anois é agus ní béidh eagla orm” arsa seisean
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Luarabog, learabog, ladhara buidhe
Buidhe an nóin nóin Flabach
Preab na súile, pioc na milleach
Slomac, slacach, buill beag ar bhásise do
Sláite agus cruip isteach do phlacach
Bhí me idteach aréir agus bhí dreangas ann
Bhí lachain agus ge agus ganndal ann
Bhí seanduinne buidhe ilár a’ toighe
Agus bhí nigheachan maith a dith uirthi
Bhí mé idteach seanduinne, bean uasal ag baint féir
Bhris mé crann na spéile o ba náire an sgeal
Bhí giota beag le baint agam ní miór mar chuir sé i dtalamh mé
B’feárr liom é a bheith bainte agam Na an páighe uilig go léir
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Lock Lemnachta - The Lake of New Milk
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There was a hurling match played at Ballinhassig in olden times. Ballinora and Ballinadee played and in the first match they were evens and in the second match Ballinadee ran off of the field. There were seventeen men at each side Cornelius Murphy was a famous player. A couple of men at each side were used to refree it. A big leather ball was used. The goal posts were two sticks in two opposite corners. Ash hurleys that were used. Thomas Buttimer was a famous bowler who played Dick Harris of Killeady and he beat him
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Two drawings
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Drawing of Plan of St. Brigid's Cathedral
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Adjoining the Churchyard of Carrick is the ruinous Castle of Carrick- Oris, formerly belonging to the Berminghams.
This was the Court of Pierce Bermingham in 1305 and consequently the seat of the treacherous Baron, so bitterly complained of by O'Neill and the other Irish Chieftains in their remonstrance to Pope John XXI
O'Connor Faly, Maelmora, his kinsman, and Calvagh O'Connor were invited by Peter Bermingham to an entertainment in his Castle on the Feast of the Holy Trinity and the instant they stood up from table, he cruelly massacred them with twenty-four of their followers, and sold their heads
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The landlords in this district were Mr Hornibrook and Mr Frewen They were looked upon as very bad people. The people that were evicted were Micheal Kelly of Ballyhooleen and Con Aherne of Corran. The landlords were English settlers. They had not power to punish people. Tithes were collected in this district for the protestant Church. They were collected in money. Fere fought between the landlords and the tenants
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at a dear price to their enemies. When Peter Bermingham was arraigned before the King of England, no justice could be obtained against such a nefarious and treacherous offender.
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In this district long ago the people made their own candles. They tied the inside of a rush to a stick to be used as a wick. The fat of the cow or sheep was boiled and formed a cake on the top of the pot.
A mould which contained the wick, was filled with the fat and after a while when the fat cooled the candles was ready for use.
In almost every house in this parish long ago a spinning wheel was used. In this district at a place called David's Cross there was a weaver called David Hurley. In Scart there were weavers called Webbs.
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2018-11-12 19:18
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A few perches from the village of Kilmeague, in Allen Parish, to the east, a castle erected and occupied by the Fitzgeralds of Allone, a branch of the Geraldines, formerly stood, some small portions of it still remain. This was a place of considerable strength and importance; in 1649 it made a stout and for some time a successful resistance to the Parliamentary forces.
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2018-11-12 19:14
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chief of the Fianna (Fionn Mac Cumhail) to mind it.
When Fionn died many people came to look for the treasure but it was not discovered till at last two big men from Ulster dug it up. When they were bringing it home the crock fell into a boghole and try as they might they could not get it out.
It is said some people came to look for it but were kept back by the power of Fionn, and from the time it dropped into the boghole to this day it was never discovered.
I got this story from my father.
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2018-11-12 19:10
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picking berries until it fell dark on them, and they were unable to return home, so they lay down on a mossy spot in the bog, and fell fast asleep. Strange to say, the two men had the same dream; they dreamt that they were sleeping on a cauldron of gold. When they awoke they told their dreams to each other, and they were much excited, and went to get spades to dig for it. So they kept digging for a long time, and many people came to look at them, but they made no one the wiser of what they were doing. The men were now three days digging and no treasure had come to light. On the fourth day, they were only one hour digging when they stripped an enormous big cauldron of gold with a golden lid on it. After a lot of difficulty they succeeded in getting it to the top of the pit they had made. When they got it to the top they took the lid from it; they saw that inside the cauldron there was a solid rock of gold, and on the top of the gold there were jewels of all kinds. They took the jewels from the cauldron and out them into their pockets and carried the cauldron. Just as they were passing a bog-hole the
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2018-11-12 18:54
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2018-11-12 18:50
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hay or straw from the loft. It is covered by corrugated iron roofing and the floor is made of cement. The stable is cleaned out every morning.
There is no use for the stable in the Summer as the horses are left out in the field.
The horses are tied by chains and halters. The usual name of these tyings are fetters.
When the horses shoes are worn or loose they are taken by the owner to the blacksmith to be shod. If the horses have old worn shoes they are taken off and the blacksmith reddens a piece of iron. While it is reddening he takes the measure of the horse's hoof and turns the piece of red iron into the size of the horse's hoof. Then seven holes are made in the shoe. He then cleans the horse's hooves and puts the shoes on.
Horses are clipped twice in Winter. First the mane is clipped, next the tail and then the body.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-12 18:37
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There are three raths in Camross, One in Camross one in Marymount and the other in Ballinrally. Long ago the old people used to see a ball of light going from one rath to the other aa twelve o' clock. Long ago there was a town in Ballinrally. There was a bottle factory in it too. The town was blown up by Cromwell's soldiers and so was the Bottle Factory. The remains of the Factory are still to be seen. There is a lot of old bottles and what the bottles were made out of. The people are drawing loads of the old glass out of it and putting it on the roads
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2018-11-12 18:33
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One night there were men playing cards in Mr, Casey's house. When it was twelve o' clock some of the men said they would go home, but the others said not to go it was early yet. There was a turf house at the end of the house and there was a window between the turf house and the kitchen. In a few minutes the turf began to get flung in through the window. About in a week the priest had to come to put the spirit out of the house.
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2018-11-12 18:13
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mossy bank. She makes it of moss, hair and feathers and lays five eggs.
The wren makes her nest in a bank. It is a very deep nest and it would want to be that way as she lays up to eighteen eggs. She makes the nest of hair, moss wool and feathers and there is a tiny hole in the side for the bird to go in and out.
A goldfinch makes her nest in a tree. It is made up of wool, feathers and moss and she mays four eggs.
The corncrake and the lark makes nests in the grass and the crow and thrush make their nests in trees.
When the swallows fly low it is a sign of rain.
In Summer if the crows go along on a wall it is a sign of rain. When birds fly
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2018-11-12 17:49
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A pigeon builds her nest in the ivy tree. She makes a very bad flat nest of sticks and puts a little moss over them and she lays two eggs.
A jackdaw makes her nest in the chimney of an old house. She makes it of sticks, hay and mossand lays four or five eggs.
A blackbird builds her nest in a a bush and sometimes in the side of a ditch. She makes it of withered leave, bits of moss, woll and hair and she lays four blue eggs.
A starling and a sparrow builds in the thatch of a house and makes their nests of wool and moss and feathers.
Swallows builds nests of clay and line them wuth wool and feathers. They lay five or six eggs and they build their nests in sheds or old houses.
A robin builds nest in a
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2018-11-12 17:34
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fast in the morning and then he goes away.
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2018-11-12 17:34
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Travelling people still come to our house. A lot of them are very poor and some of them sell small articles. A travelling man named Coakley still comes to our house. He comes about once a month. He has been doing so for many years. He is very poor and he is generally welcome. He travels on foot and he always carries a bag. He asks for potatoes but sometimes he carries eggs. He always asks for a cup of tea and sometimes he has his own meat. He sits down by the fireside for a while and tells stories about other people. He never stays for a night.
Paddy Cronin comes to our house also. He comes about once every two months. He always stays for a night. He sits down by the fireside and tells stories. Then we fix a fire for him and he goes to bed. We give him break
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2018-11-12 17:11
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In 1618 the child was taken from his mother and given in ward to the Duke of Lenox, chiefly that he might be reared a Protestant, but his pious mother had the consolation of knowing that the boy, who died in the Castle of Maynooth on the 11th November 1620, when he was but 8 years and 10 months old, demanded and obtained the ministrations of a Catholic priest. His cousin and successor, George, the 16th Earl, who was but one month his junior was less fortunate. He was also given in ward to the Duke of Lenox, who took care to have him educated in the communion of the Church of England, in which his illustrious family have ever since continued. Thus it was that the noble house of Kildare lost the ancient Faith, they did not desert
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2018-11-12 17:05
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it, it was basely filched from them by the State, through the agency of the Court of Wards.
In 1540 the town and Castle were plundered and burned by O'Connor. In 1643 the castle was repaired and a garrison established in it by Lord Castleha[?] in 1647 Colonel Jones took the place upon quarter, but it was soon after retaken by the Irish, who held it till the beginning of June 1649 when it was repossessed by the Lord Lieutenant.
Subsequently the Castle of Kildare was the residence of members of the Geraldine family, the last of whom who abode there being the patriot and ill-fated Lord Edward Fitzgerald and his French and Catholic lady, Pamela
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2018-11-12 16:58
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Lord William de Vesci, who founded the Franciscan Convent was also the founder of the Carmelite Convent of St. Mary of Kildare 1290.
The Rental Book of the Earls of Kildare shows that in March 1535 when the Castle of Maynooth was sacked, Lord Thomas had previously delivered part of the plate, to the White Friars of Kildare.
An Inquisition taken on the Tuesday after the Feast of St. Nicholas 1543 finds that the Prior surrendered this House on the 3rd April 1540. This House was granted, along with the Franciscan monastery to Daniel Sutton. According to an extract from a Roll in Record Office, Dublin, the House of Carmelites of Kildare, at the suppression of monasteries was sold for £1. The Carmelites still possess a Convent at Kildare
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2018-11-12 15:41
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Jack began to say "Kill the cow and you'll find me". So they killed the cow but it was the wrong cow. When the cows came home the next evening Jack began to say "Kill the cow and you'll find me inside". So they killed the cow and it was the right cow this time.
It happened that there was a poor woman at the door and they threw a piece of meat into her can and it was the very piece of meat Jack was in. When the woman went out on the road Jack began to shout "The pooka is in the can" The woman took out the piece of meat and threw it on the roadside. By and by a big fox came up and ate the piece of meat. Then Jack began to shout "Tallyho tallyho" and the fox started to run as hard as he could and never stopped till he dropped dead.
Soon after that three robbers came by. When they saw the fox they took out their knives and began to skin him. Before that had the fox skinned Jack said "Take care and dont stick your knives in me"
The robbers got such a fright that
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2018-11-12 15:34
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they threw down their knives and ran away as hard as they could.
Then Jack pulled his own knife out of his pocket and cut his way out. When he looked around him what did he see but three bags of gold that the robber had dropped. He took up the bags of gold and made his way home as well as he could. When his mother saw him coming she was terribly surprised for she had given him up as dead. She made "tay" for him and very soon he was as "good" as ever.
"I wont let you go from me again" says his mother. "I wont have to go away any more" says Jack and he showed her the three bags of gold. And Jack and his mother lived happy ever after and they were rich till the end of their days.
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2018-11-12 15:28
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Long ago there were very few slated houses in the district. They were nearly all thatched, and they were a lot better made, and they looked far better than any of the houses that are built nowadays. In some places the roofs of the old houses were flat, and there was a hole left on the roof for the smoke to get out, and they had no chimneys on them, and they were generally made of mortar and stones.
The houses were thatched with rye-straw, which the people grew and thrashed with a flail. Most of the old houses had a bed in the kitchen which was called a settle-bed, this was generally against the back-wall of the kitchen under the back-window. The fire-place was generally against the side-wall, and in some places it was on the middle of the floor. The floors were made from yellow clay, and it was very seldom that concrete floors were made. Half-doors were very common long ago, but they are almost gone out of fashion now. Turf was the usual material for the fire, or if the turf was very wet wood was used but very seldom coal was used. Candles or rushes were the old methods for giving light but candles were not made locally
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2018-11-12 14:58
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upwards and downwards while the churning is in progress. There is a proverb about churning as follows, "The longer the churning, the sweeter the butter". The way people know when the churn is made is as follows. Little bits of butter come up along the dash and rest on the cup. Then cold water is poured on the churn to collect these small bits of butter. Then the churn is put in a rolling motion from side to side. This is called rocking the churn. Then the lid is taken off and the butter taken and put into a wooden basin called a trencer. Then the butter is salted and made into rolls with the butter - spade.
The buttermilk is very useful. People drink some of it. It is also used for making bread, and it also given to calves and fowl.
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2018-11-12 14:58
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upwards and downwards while the churning is in progress. There is a proverb about churning as follows, "The longer the churning, the sweeter the butter". The way people know when the churn is made is as follows. Little bits of butter come up along the dash and rest on the cup. Then cold water is poured on the churn to collect these small bits of butter. Then the churn is put in a rolling motion from side to side. This is called rocking the churn. Then the lid is taken off and the butter taken and put into a wooden basin called a trencer. Then the butter is salted and made into rolls with the butter - spade.
The buttermilk is very useful. People drink some of it. It is also used for making bread, and it also given to calves and fowl.
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2018-11-12 14:58
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upwards and downwards while the churning is in progress. There is a proverb about churning as follows, "The longer the churning, the sweeter the butter". The way people know when the churn is made is as follows. Little bits of butter come up along the dash and rest on the cup. Then cold water is poured on the churn to collect these small bits of butter. Then the churn is put in a rolling motion from side to side. This is called rocking the churn. Then the lid is taken off and the butter taken and put into a wooden basin called a trencer. Then the butter is salted and made into rolls with the butter - spade.
The buttermilk is very useful. People drink some of it. It is also used for making bread, and it also given to calves and fowl.
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2018-11-12 14:58
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upwards and downwards while the churning is in progress. There is a proverb about churning as follows, "The longer the churning, the sweeter the butter". The way people know when the churn is made is as follows. Little bits of butter come up along the dash and rest on the cup. Then cold water is poured on the churn to collect these small bits of butter. Then the churn is put in a rolling motion from side to side. This is called rocking the churn. Then the lid is taken off and the butter taken and put into a wooden basin called a trencer. Then the butter is salted and made into rolls with the butter - spade.
The buttermilk is very useful. People drink some of it. It is also used for making bread, and it also given to calves and fowl.
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2018-11-12 14:54
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The same story as given in the example is told locally in a different way. When Mary and Joseph were fleeing with Jesus from Herod's soldiers, they came to a man where he was sowing wheat. They asked him for a short-cut through the fields; he directed them, and they arrived safely at their destination. When the man came out in the morning, the corn had sprung up and ripened, but while he was looking at it in wonder, the soldiers came up, and inquired if three people had passed that way. He said "yes" but it was when he was sowing the corn, but they said that they were not the people they were looking for because they were only gone one day, but then the chafer put his head out from the clay and said "yesterday the Holy Family passed here" and the soldiers continued searching. The old people say that three venial sins are taken off your soul when you kill a chafer. The Holy Family were on one occasion going into Jerusalem, the Child Jesus was then only five years old, and some Jews were trying to kill Him, but night came on before they reached the city. They came up to a house, and knocked at the door, a woman came to the door, and the Holy Family asked for lodging, but she said that the house was full, and she had no room for them, but if they liked, they
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2018-11-12 14:30
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up of, the churn, the dash, the lid and cup or "dabbler"
This is how a churn was made. First the new milk is put in crocks and placed in a warm room for a few days until the cream rises to the top of the milk. Then the cream is taken off the milk, and put in a churn. This churn is put in a warm place for a few days. Then the churning takes place. It is usually in the evening when all the family are in that the milk is churned. If a visitor is present they take a "brash" and if they do not do this they bring the butter off the milk as was superstitiously believed. If a person left when a churn was in progress the woman of the house would say "May you leave the size of your head of butter behind you on the churn'.' The churning usually is done in about an hour and the dash is moved
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2018-11-12 14:30
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up of, the churn, the dash, the lid and cup or "dabbler"
This is how a churn was made. First the new milk is put in crocks and placed in a warm room for a few days until the cream rises to the top of the milk. Then the cream is taken off the milk, and put in a churn. This churn is put in a warm place for a few days. Then the churning takes place. It is usually in the evening when all the family are in that the milk is churned. If a visitor is present they take a "brash" and if they do not do this they bring the butter off the milk as was superstitiously believed. If a person left when a churn was in progress the woman of the house would say "May you leave the size of your head of butter behind you on the churn'.' The churning usually is done in about an hour and the dash is moved
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Marriage.
1. It is unlucky to get rain on the wedding day.
2. "Happy is the bride that the sun shines on."
3. When a girl is getting married she should wear something old, something new something borrowed something blue.
4. It is very unlucky to get married or to make a change on Saturday.
"Saturdays flittin 'a short sittin'."
5. Two spoons in a cup signify an invitation to a wedding.
6. If a person fall off a seat he wont be married that year.
7. To dream of a marriage is the sign of a death.
8. To dream of a death is the sign of a marriage.
9. P S O'Rodachain
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2018-11-12 14:21
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up of, the churn, the dash, the lid and cup or "dabbler"
This is how a churn was made. First the new milk is put in crocks and placed in a warm room for a few days until the cream rises to the top of the milk. Then the cream is taken off the milk, and put in a churn. This churn is put in a warm place for a few days. Then the churning takes place. It is usually in the evening when all the family are in that the milk is churned. If a visitor is present they take a "brash" and if they do not do this they bring the butter off the milk as was superstitiously believed. If a person left when a churn was in progress the woman of the house would say "May you leave the size of your head of butter behind you on the churn." The churning usually is done in about an hour and the dash is moved
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would go on with the building, but if they were not in the place.
31. On St. Martin's Day the people kill a fowl and make the sign of the cross on the four corners of the house with its blood.
32. Clean up the house and leave a bucket of water outside the door before you go to bed.
Mary McGovern
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23. If you break a mirror you will have seven years bad luck.
24. If onions are stolen from you, they will not grow with you for seven years.
25. No bad luck will enter a house for twelve months if a man enters it first on New Year's day.
26. It is not lucky to have out-offices built at each end of the dwelling house, and it was often the means of breaking up a match.
27. When the bride's party went to look at the groom's house found fault with it on account of out-offices being built at each end.
28. If a man marries a widow woman he goes in on a different door to the door the first man wen in on, and if there was only one door on the house he would go in on the window.
29. It is unlucky to meet a red-haired woman when going on business, and you should turn back.
30. Long ago when people were going to a house they put the four corner stones in there places the first day and the next day, if the stones are in the same places they
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2018-11-12 14:12
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The same story as given in the example is told locally in a different way. When Mary and Joseph were fleeing with Jesus from herod's soldiers, they came to a man where he was sowing wheat. They asked him for a short-cut through the fields; he directed them, and they arrived safely at their destination. When the man came out in the morning, the corn had sprung up and opened, but while he was looking at it in wonder, the soldiers came up, and inquired if three people had passed that way. he said "yes" but it was when he was sowing the corn, but they said that they were not the people they were looking for because they were only gone one day, but then the chafer put his head out from the clay and said "yesterday the Holy Family passed here" and the soldiers continued searching. The old people say that three venial sins are taken off your soul when you kill a chafer. The Holy Family were on one occaion
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Local Cures
Marchmalet, a wide leafed plant wtih a blue flower grows wild around the ditches. It was used in olden days as well as at present for curing
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2018-11-12 13:42
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is a sign of a windy storm. A fog is usually for heat. The flies fly low when it is going to rain. Also the chimney smokes and will not draw. The cattle lowing at night is a sign that a thunder storm is coming.
Mary Crean, (Standard V)
Cronaheary,
Rathnew,
Co. Wicklow.
Information got from my father - James Crean - 43 years.
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2018-11-12 13:41
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Weather Lore
3rd November 1937
A goat is the surest animal to follow for storm signs. When she is seen uneasy and is in search of shelter it is a sure sign of a violent thunder storm. Sheep at rest on the top of a mound is a good sign of a fine night. Sheep at rest in the shelter of a ditch on wood is a sign of a heavy rain storm or snow. The swallows fly low when it is near rain. The (roof) rock weeps before rain. The curlew cries and is an uneasy bird when it is near rain. A red sky
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2018-11-12 13:38
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and also a castle upon Dunron Killoughter the town of the high church because there was another church about 300 yards away upon Killaderrig with a blessed well situated upon this grounds which is still there and gives a never failing supply of water for residents of the district. There was a line of the houses from Killoughter to Blackbull which is known as Barncoyla it derived its name from a Inn situated there with a blackbull as a sign Board. Killoughter which now consists of three farms a century ago was made up of several small holdings of 15 and 20 acres each. There is a National school and a cemetery and a shop upon it also there are several old roads in the district which are now only used by the people who own the land adjoining they are replaced by more convenient roads.
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2018-11-12 13:36
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farm called Killderrig near Killoughter school. There was a church in one of the fields. There is a blessed well in the field too.
This farm was part of Clonmannon estate. It now belongs to Mr. Douglas.
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2018-11-12 13:35
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recorded to have camped on Ballybla.
Agent - Mr. Hamilton
The Famine:- When the farmer had taken up his potatoes the poor people used to go into the fields and go after him looking for small potatoes to eat. The people had a small piece of land of their own which they used to grow oats and other things they wanted.
Killoughter:- The school was built by the landlord, Captain Halpin on the site of an older one. All the way from Killoughter crossroads to Blackbull there was a row of houses long ago.
Killderrig - There is a
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2018-11-12 13:32
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Estates:-
1. Clonmannon 2. Killoughter. 3. Ballybla. Clonmannonb included Killderry and Ballyhenry.
Landlords:-
(a) Dr. Truell, (b) Mr. Stoney. There is an old courthouse in Mr. Truell's yard, which is 250 years old. Men were sentenced to be hanged there in '98. Stoney was very cruel to the people and tried them himself to be hanged.
2. Killoughter, Captain Halpin
3. Ballybla, Mr. Rebell
The landlords were put on the land by Cromwell. They were not hard on the people because the latter were not poor. Dr. Truell married a girl named Miss Gardner whose father had got the estate from Cromwell. Cromwell and his soldiers are
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2018-11-12 13:31
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there are cottages being built instead of them. One of these families emigrated to America whose name was Durney.
The land is heavy and damp which is not very good.
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2018-11-12 13:30
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Kilmanahan is my home District which is situated in the Parish of Piltown. It consists of eleven families which are all widely apart. There are eight slated houses and three tiled, in it. It derives its name from an old church which was built in our field.
In my townsland there are only two people over seventy which are getting the pension. They are very good for telling stories in English but they do not know any Irish.
Long ago houses were more numerous than at present but
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2018-11-12 13:28
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and also a castle upon Dunron Killoughter the town of the high church because there was another church about 300 yards [anvoy] upon Killaderrig with a blessed well situated upon this grounds which is still there and gives a never failing supply of water for residents of the district. There was a line of the houses from Killoughter to Blackbull which is known as Barncryld it [dercrued] its name from a Inn situated there with a blackbull as a sign [????]. Killoughter which now consists of three farrows a century ago was made up of several small holdings of 15 and 20 acres each. There is a national school and a cemetery and a shop upon it also there are several old roads in the district which are now only used by the people who own the land adjoining they are replaced by more convenient roads.
Mary U Loughlin (Information got from James Loughlinl Ballylle, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow)
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2018-11-12 13:26
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middle of it is a rock like a chair and it is called "the hidden Rock".
There is a flat stone by the roadside which is called a coffin stone and near it there is a "Mass Rock" on which Mass was celebrated long ago.
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2018-11-12 13:25
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I am a farmer's daughter from the townland of Newtown which is situated in the south end of the parish of Denn in county Cavan. The majority of the farms in my district are small averaging about twenty acres. The average number of cows kept on those farms is six.
At present the majority of the people send their surplus milk to the local creamery called Drumcroe Co - operative Society. Formerly before this creamery was established the people churned their milk at home. At present most of the people keep about two day's milk for home - churning. They usually keep Saturday's and Sunday's milk for this purpose. The dash - churn was the one mostly used in this district and it is used by a big number of people yet.
It is in height. At the bottom At the top in bredth. The sides are round. The complete churn is made
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I am a farmer's daughter from the townland of Newtown which is situated in the south end of the parish of Denn in county Cavan. The majority of the farms in my district are small averaging about twenty acres. The average number of cows kept on those farms is six.
At present the majority of the people send their surplus milk to the local creamery called Drumcroe Co - operative Society. Formerly before this creamery was established the people churned their milk at home. At present most of the people keep about two day's milk for home - churning. They usually keep Saturday's and Sunday's milk for this purpose. The dash - churn was the one mostly used in this district and it is used by a big number of people yet.
It is in height. At the bottom At the top in bredth. The sides are round. The complete churn is made
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Long ago and the present time fields have names. Near my dwelling in Ballyhenebry there are many fields some with names and others without them.
The field called the "Wood field" facing my home, is so called because it leads the way to a wood through which a big river flows. Another field called the "Crown" was once a beautiful lawn with various flowers some of which still remain but now the field is used for tillage. In a field called the "river field" there is a rounded little wood of furze bushes and in the
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"Danes"
14. The Danes sailed down the river Leitrim and landed in Wicklow and plundered Glendalough and remained for centuries until defeated at Clontarf (G). They left their wooden crafts upon the Murrough at Wicklow.
"Local Irish Hereos"
16. There were no local hereos only Informers for the yeomancy . If we Irish call them heroes.
"Local Estates"
18. Clonmannon and Killaderrig which was confiscated by Cromwell, Ballyrea which was owned by a family of Ushers until in 1664 it was purchased by a family named Rebell. In 1646 when Cromwell was in the district he camped upon Ballyrea Castle Grange wsa owned by a family named Vockers. There was a castle on the land and a big mound of earth opposite [theysite] of the castle and in a direct line with a castle upon Ballyrolon.
Mary O'Loughlin
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of them speak Irish language.
The land of the district is good and the ammount of crops raised is very extensive. There are few woods growing around the place and scarcly and rivers or lakes. In the wood near my home there are many different kinds of trees; and through the centre flows a river not very deep or wide and there is nothing of History told of the wood or river.
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2018-11-12 13:19
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The name of the townland in which I live is Ballyhenebry which in area is not very large. In this townland there are seven families and the number of people is about sixteen. All the houses are slated and on an average two thirds of these are farmers houses.
Long ago, it is said, that there was a castle in Ballyhenebry where now stands the dwelling house of Mr. Purcell. It is said that it was Henebrys who lived in the catle and this is how it got its name. In the district there are a few old people but none
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late at night.
In a neighbouring field there there is a huge rock which is called a Mass Rock. It is believed that during the time of the Penal laws Mass was said there, when at that time Priests were not allowed to have Mass in the churches. The stone is very wide and covers a good space on the field. It is to be seen in a field owned by Mr. Butler of Ballyhenebry.
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2018-11-12 13:12
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In this Parish there are many different momuments namely:- stones, altars, and crosses. In the district of Ballykenebry there is to be seen by the roadside, as you journey along the by-raod to the townland called the Sweep:- a coffin stone. It is said that a sacrifice was offered there and buried under it. Some have tried to lift it but did not succeed in doing so and it is said that if you walk on the stone you would die. It is said that there are the bones of some important person of olden days and once a light was seen there very
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places. Each bird lay about five or six eggs and sits on them for three weeks until the young ones are hatched. Strick warning is given to boys about the robbing of birds nests that ill luck will follow if they deprive the little creatures of their homes.
The weather is often judged by the behavour of certain birds. When people see "Wild Geese" or "Sea Gulls" come in from the sea they prepare themselves for bad weather.
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2018-11-12 13:03
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the machinery is buried under ground.
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In 1918 when the big flu visited this district of Owning, both young and old were among his victims and great numbers died, especially the old people.
During more recent times a great number of accidents occured. In 1924 a motor lorry going down the steep hill near Kilmanahan went out of control while turning round a sharp turn and ran into the ditch. Two of the victims were killed namely John Murphy and Andrew Mc Loughlin.
In 1845 the destruction of O'Neill's mill is still spoken of by the inhabitants of the district which was caused by an outbreak of fire. The ruins are still to be seen but
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came out-of-doors and had the girdle 'trice' hung about them in turn. This was supposed to keep away misfortune.
In some places they used to make "Brideogs", images of the saint fashioned out of wood or turf. These were employed by maidens with an eye to marriage as a likely means of eliciting a husband.
Unhappily all these customs are but poignant memories, only "St Brigid's Cross", and "St Brigid's Girdle surviving.
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are impressive one. A female member of the household carries the freshly pulled rushes in over the threshold, after a formal invitation has been extended. When the crosses are made supper - tea and pancakes - is partaken of, and finally the crosses are hung from the rafters inside the dwelling-house, and out-house. This is a sign of good luck for the year.
The "Girdle of St. Brigid", is made of straw or rushes, plaited trebly with crosses worked in. It is still made in some home, but the ceremony that formerly ensued is now extinct. In each townland a chosen one carried the girdle aloft from house to house the while repeating an Irish verse. At this utterance all the members of the household
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2018-11-12 12:49
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(Seems to be Copied from a printed source)
One of the many Irish saints is Saint Brigid also called "Mary of the Gael". Her feast is kept on the first of February, and the many old customs, which were kept on this night are quickly dying away.
Centuries ago the last night of January was as momentous an occasion as is Hallowe'en to-day. And this is true not only of every townland in Ireland, but also for the Highlands of Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Some of the many customs are the making of rush crosses. In this district and many other places, the rush cross is to be seen. The accompanying ceremony is
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2018-11-12 12:44
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Q. Whats the difference between a schoolmaster and a stationmaster?
A. One trains the mind, and the other minds the train.
Q. Why is Mrs Simpson the best cardplayer in the world?
A. Because she had two jokers and one king.
Q. What is the ankle of the leg for?
A. To keep the calf away from the corn.
Q. What goes up when the rain comes down?
A. An umbrella.
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Q. What is it that turns without moving?
A. Milk.
Q. What is it that never leaves it's place, and yet it is always moving?
A. A clock.
Q. Little red heifer beside the wall, eats all she gets, and drinks none at all?
A. A fire.
Q. When is a fire not a fire?
A. When it is aflame.
Q. What town in Ireland is always increasing?
A. Dublin; Doublin?
Q. Long legs, crooked thighs, little head, and no eyes?
A. A tongs.
Q. When is a cow converted?
A. When she is turned into a field.
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leigeant tharris. Ní raibh aon duine sa teach ach bhean a thighe is a inghean. Thug bean a tighe a shuipéar dhó agus thug sí amach é go dtí teach a bhí thuigh [taobh?] amuigh. Ní dheachaidh aon duine ariamh isteach ann nach raibh caillte ar maidin agus nuair éirigh bean a tighe bhí an fear na scaich [staic?] ann.
Sean Fhocail
Bíonn a chial fein ag amadán.
Is maith a chapall a tharraing a charr féin.
Buail an t-iarann fhad is tá sé té.
An rud a sgríobhas an
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2018-11-12 12:38
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churches. This money was called tithes, which meams one tenth part of everything produced on the land and the profits of the money were taken. The battle of Carrickshock ended tithe collecting. Sixteen police were killed in the battle. A man named Reed who lived in Kilmoganny removed the dead bodies and was fined one thousand six hundred pounds, through the cunningness of D. O'Connell for removing them without an inquest.
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2018-11-12 12:34
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In olden times a landlord ruled over a number of townlands allotted to him by the king of England.
Ashtown and the townlands by which it is surrounded was under the rule of Lady Annelly, who was landlady over a good part of the county. Lady Annelly inherited the ownership of the land from her brother Lord Clifton, who died a young unmarried man. This Lady lived in Gowran Castle Co. Kilkenny.
In olden times money was collected from Catholics and Protestants alike for the support of the Protestant ministers, and for the upkeep of their
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2018-11-12 12:28
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Am amháin bhí bullaidhe ag siúbhal thart ar fud na tíre ag cuardughadh [troda?]. Ní rabh a’n tríomhadh baile a chasfaidhe dó nar chuir sé bamhta troda ortha. Thainig sé isteach i dteach i mBaile na Brocaighe. D’iarr sé troid a chur ar fear an tighe. Ní rabh an fear abalta troid a chur air acht d’iarr sé ar an bhullaí dhul suas go Baile na h-Áithche agus go bhfuigheadh sé sean duine ‘na shuidhe ar chaithir cois na teineadh agus dá dtroideadh sé an sean duine go dtabhradh sé féin cúig phunnta dó. D’imthigh sé suas go Baile na h-Áithche agus fuair sé an sean duine.
Bheannaigh sé do’n t-sean-duine agus rinneadh freagra air dá réir. D’iarr fear an tighe air, an caithir a bhí ar taoibh eile de’n teach a thabhairt leis agus suidhe. Is fearr duit éirghe agus an chaithir a fhághail agam ars an bullaí “ní éireochaidh” arsan sean duine, “go bhfeichfidh mé cé atá is fearr tusa ná mise”. Thosuigh siad ag troid. Bhí crioslach thart ar chorp a bhullaí. D’éirigh an sean duine agus fuair sé greim ar an chrioslach agus chroch sé an bullaí ar phionna a bhí ag bun an araidhe agus d’fhág sé é croctha mar sin.
Labhair an bullaí annsin agus d’iarr ar an t-sean-duine ar gheall ar Dhia é a thógail anuas de’n phionna agus dá bhfuigheadh sé síos nac gcuirfeadh sé lá amhras [?] air go brath agus go
n-imtheochadh sé go socair suaimhneach. Nuair a fuair sé a cheann leis níor bhain sé a mhéar d’á shrón go dtí gur ghlan sé braghaid a bhealaigh amach agus níor amharc sé fá dtaoibh dé throid ó’n lá sin go bhfuair sé bás.
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2018-11-12 12:27
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Bhí fear ann uair amháin agus bhí se féin agus a bhean ‘na gcomhnaidhe i bPoinnte Luacrois. Oidhche amháin tháinig gasúr go dtí an teach agus d’iarr ortha lóistín. Fuair se lóistín. Lá ar na bhárach nior fhág an gasúr an teach. Níor fhág sé an teach ar feadh sheacht mbliadhna agus ar feadh an ama sin bhí sé at deanamh bogha agus saighead. Lá amháin tháinig tighearna an talamh agus thóg leis na ba uilig a bhí sa phoinnte. Chuaidh fear an tighe na ndiaidh. Nuair a bhí an maighistir dhá lá ar siúbhal tháinig an bhean isteach agus bhuail sí an gasúr. Dubhairt sí go rabh na ba ar siubhal agus nach rachaidh sé ‘na ndiadh.
“Tá mé i nam go leor go fóill ars an gasúr. Amach leis go cró a bhi taoibh amuigh de’n teach agus thóg sé amach dhá mhíle bogha agus saighead agus d’imthigh leis an méad a bhí ann. Tháinig sé suas leis an chreach agus a mhaighistir agus an tighearna talaimh i mbarr Gleann na nGleanntaí. D’iarr sé ar an maighistur cia aca ar bhfearr leis troid a dheanamh nó na ba a cheapadh. Dubhairt an maighistir gurbh fearr leis na ba a cheapadh. Thosuith an gasúr ag troid. Marbhuigh sé na daoine uilig acht a mhaighistir. Nuair a bhí siad ag teacht abhaile dubhairt an gasúr nach rachaidh sé arais mar bhfastochadh an maighistir é. Cheadaigh an maighistir sin a dheanamh. “Caidé an tuarastal a bheirfea tú damh?” arsa an gasúr.
Tá an cead chuid de gach biadh a nithim agus an deireadh de gach uile deoch dá nólaim. Maith go leor ars an gasúr. Nuair a bhí siad at teacht anuas sráid na Gleanntaí chuaidh an maighistir isteach is dteach agus cheannuigh sé deoch. D’ól sé an deoch uilig. “Níor sheas tú i bhfad le do mhargadh” ars an gasúr. “Níor shíl mé go rabh an oiread sin de thart orm agus d’ól mé gan smaointiughadh” ars an mhaighistir. Bhí an gasúr a dul ar shiubhal. Nuair a bhí an maighistir ag fágail slán aige, d’iarr sé ar an ghasúr cá h-uair a tcífeadh se arís é. “Tchífidh tú mé aríst in an chath mhór ag Bun Chruitín – taobh seo de Dhoire. Níor tháinig an lá sin go fó
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unknown in those days, the principal bread being wholemeal bread. Meat was a luxury, as it was not often eaten. Nettles were considered a savoury, when they were boiled and dressed.
Before going to bed people sometimes had a meal. Certain foods were eaten on special occasions. Eggs were eaten on Easter Sunday, pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, and mashed potatoes on Hallow-Een. The vessels which were used before cups became common were tin pints and mugs.
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2018-11-12 12:23
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In olden times people had three meals every day, breakfast, dinner, and supper. Breakfast was eaten in the morning, dinner at midday and supper in the night. Before breakfast people worked for about two hours. Breakfast consisted of potatoes and sour milk; dinner of porridge and sour milk; and supper of potatoes and brown bread.
The table was placed in the centre of the floor and the people sat round it when they partook of meals. In the kitchen there was a table which, when meals were eaten, could be hung up by the wall. It was called a settle.
Loaf-bread was
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because for centuries Crokes were the owners of it.
A small river which rises near "Gleann na Sgeac" in Slievenamon and flows by Tullahought to join the Suir near Carrick-on-Suir, is called the Linawn. One the side of the road a small distance from Phelans of Kilmacoliver are standing side by side three tall trees and these are called "The Three Trees". Owing to the many years of their existence during thunder storms they are marked, and many branches have fallen off them.
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2018-11-12 12:15
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In this district fields and places are called by names owing to some or other of its characteristics. In Pollrone there is a field, the property of James Crowley, called "Jackys" because he bought it bought it from Jack Broderick in former years. A field known as "John's Field" the owner of which is John Crowley, Kilmacoliver, is situated at the back of our house. The field at the back of Tullahought forge is called "The Moat" because there is a rath in it. It is owned by the Murphys. There is a field between Tullahought and Pollrone known as the "Well Field" as in it is a well and it is said that it will never run dry, because it was blessed by a priest. This well is called "Croke's Well"
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[-]

Riddles
If you get up on an asses back where will you get down?
Under a goose's wing.
What is the shyest thing in world?
A clock.
Round the wood and round the wood and sleeps in the wood all night?
A dish cloth.
Father and mother sister and brother running all day and cannot catch one another?
A motor car
Why is dancing so much like new milk?
Because it strengthens the calves.
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safely that night.
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When Mary and Joseph were fleeing with the child Jesus from Herod to Egypt they met a poor beggar man who asked them for alms. Mary happened to have two coins in her pocket and she gave him one. As they travelled along they met another beggar and Mary gave him the other coin. She felt in her pocket and found they were empty for she had given away what was in them.
As they were arriving in Egypt one of Herod's soldiers came towards them and the Holy Family became very frightened. He asked them why they came here and they said Herod sought to kill the child. The soldier said he would tell Herod where they were, but Joseph begged so hard that he had to give in and say he would not tell Herod, but he must get two coins.
Now Mary was puzzled for she had given away what she had. She forced her hands into her pocket's and was surprised to find the two there again. She thrust them into the soldier's hand and he vowed he would not tell Herod.
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2018-11-12 11:07
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Long ago people used to eat only two meals every day.
In the morning they used to eat porridge made of oat-meal and drank with it buttermilk, and in the evening they had potatoes and buttermilk for their supper, and in some places they used to eat potatoes late in the evening before they went to bed. The old people never drank a drop of tea. When they had bread to eat, it would be wheaten-bread, made from their own wheat-meal, in some places they made bread from bran, but it was seldom they had any bread to eat. Any time there was meat eaten, it was bacon, and only sometimes they had fish. When the old people had vegetables to eat, it was generally nettles they had instead of cabbage. All people eat
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Amongst the many people who reside there, five of whom are over seventy years, but none of them speak Irish or tell stories. The land is not too good, as some of it is boggy, more of it is hilly, and the remainder of it is fairly good.
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2018-11-12 11:04
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Tullahought is my native townland. It is situated in the parish of Windgap, barony of Kells. it consists of twenty six families and has a population of about one hundred and twenty two. The most common family names are Duggan and Crowley. The place gets its name from "Tulach hocht" because eight hills can be seen from it.
In olden times there was a cemetry where now stands Mr. Power's shop and public house. Two or three old roads ran through it, the "Long Pavement" is still one of its principal roads. "The Slege Dála" which is more commonly known as "Birchwood Boreen" joins the "Long Pavement" with another road.
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The local fairs are held in the towns of Kildare and Newbridge. The local fairs are always held in towns. In years gone by buyers used to come to cross-roads and watch the people going to the fair. They would make a bargain between themselves and the sellers and so coax the cattle off the poor people for about a pound less than they were. This is discontinued now because the people are too clever for them.
I never heard tell of any fairs on hills. There are special places for fairs in the towns of Kildare and Newbridge called the "Fair Green"
Money is given as luck on animals. A half-crown is given on a horse, and two shillings is given on a cow.
When a bargain has been made the parties show their agreement by spitting on their hands and rubbing them on the animals.
When a bargain has been made and the animal sold, it is branded on the side with tar.
The greatest horse fair held here is the fair of the "French Furze", which is held on the edge of the Curragh in Kildare.
Special fairs are held for bonhams and horses, but sheep are sold with cattle.
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he entered the Austrian service with a choice battalion of 500 men. 'Prionsa na nGaideal' to whom the poet refers in the Lament for Kilcash is the exiled Duke of Ormond.
This song is attributed to Fr. John Lane whom Lady Iveagh educated at her own expense for the priesthood.
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many eggs on Sunday, and most people have lamb for dinner or that day. On Shrove Tuesday it is a custom to have pancakes for the tea. On Michaelmas Day, many people have the flesh of a goose for dinner. It is about seventy years ago, since tea was first drunk in my locality. Before cups became common, the old people drank out of wooden mugs, which they used to call goblets.
In most places, the tables were hung up by the wall, when they were not in use. When the old people finished their last meal every night, they would stay around the table telling stories until late in the night.
I got this information from my father.
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bright example of every female virtue. Her piety, charity, and universal benevolence, are eloquently described in the funeral sermon preached after her death, by the Rev. Richard Hogan, and printed in Kilkenny. The family of Magennis with whom the 'Lady Iveagh' of this poem is connected were descended from the famous warrior Conall Cearnach and were the head of the Clanna Rudhraidhe of Ulster. Their possessions were the baronies of Iveagh and Lecale, and parts of Mourne, in the County of Down. The last wife of the celebrated Hugh, Earl of Tyrone was Mary Catherine Magennis of Iveagh. In 1689, Lord Iveagh, husband of the Lady commemorated in the poem, furnished King James with two regiments of infantry and dragoons. After the "Treaty
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wear bought shirts. He used to sow flax, and his daughter spun and wove it. Socks and stockings are knitted, and are worn in winter. The thread is not spun in the homes, it is bought in the shops. Long ago thread was spun in my locality, but none of the spinning wheels remain. There are no special kinds of clothes worn on any occasions. The old people believed that if you kept a tailor's thimble in the house, it would keep away bad diseases from the home, but not many people believe in that now.
I got this information from my aunt.
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There are no tailors in my home district, but there five tailors in the town of Droichead Nua, which is only three miles from my home. They never travel from house to house as formerly. The tailors stock cloth, but it is not spun or woven locally. The implements a tailor uses are, a scissors, a machine, a thimble, and needles. Shirts are only made in some homes at present, but about thirty years ago, most women made shirts for their husbands and sons. There was a man living in Miltown district about forty years ago, and he would never wear shirts that would be bought in shops, and there was no one living with him only his daughter, and she could not make his shirts, and he used to get a woman every year to make him four or five shirts, so that he would not have to
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machinations of Shaftesbury and the party who wished to excite another persecution against the Catholics of England. by the fabrication of Papish plots (in the reign of Charles 2nd) pretended conspiracies, and meditated assassinations, Lord Castlehaven came to Ireland and died at his sister's houses in Kilcash, in the county of Tipperary." The 'lasbog' is Bishop Butler, one of the Catholic members of the Ormond family, and a man eminent for the sanctity of live. The 'Lady Iveagh' of this poem is Margaret Bourke eldest daughter of William, Earl of Clanrichard, first married to Brian Magennis, Viscount Iveagh and secondly to Hon. Col. Thomas Butler of Kilcash, County Tipperary, where she died the 19th July, 1744. She was a lady of great personal charms and a
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There is only one tailor in my district now. He does not travel from house to house but he works at his own house. Cloth is not spun or woven in this locality now because there are no spinning machines, and the local people do not know how to work one, it is so long since there was one in the district.
There is an old saying about tailors :-
"A tailor's wife and a tinker's wife don't agree".
The tailors use a scissors, a sewing machine, a thimble, needles, and thread, and material to make the garment. There is no account of shirts or cloth made of flax, because the local people do not grow flax.
Socks and stockings are knitted by the local women of the district. They usually learn to knit such articles at school from their teacher.
The local people wear a special type of clothes on feats days, weddings and funerals.
On St patrick's Day anyone who has a green
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2018-11-12 10:24
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hawthorn bush and left to wither. When the snail withered the wart withered also. A frog was sometimes used to cure a toothache. A burned alder-stick was used to heal ring-worn.
Many people visited Holy Wells to cure sore eyes. Some applied the water to their eyes while others drank it.
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2018-11-12 10:21
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People sought cures in many deserted places long ago. A doctor was very seldom sent for or required as the people cured their ailments with herbs. Many of the medical remedies used at present were not known by the old people.
A person whose surname was Walsh or Cahill his blood was employed to cure Wild-fire. The blood of a black cat was used also as a cure for this disease. To heal a cut a cobwed was applied, after which treatment the cut was soon healed. For warts many cures were employed, the slime of a snail being the commonest. The slime of the snail was applied to the warts three times, after which the snail was hung on a
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2018-11-12 10:21
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In former times the people never wore boots only on a Sunday, until they were about fourteen years of age. There are no accounts of people who never boots or shoes, in my district. Most of the children go bare-footed to school in Summer. There are no boots or shoes made locally, but many people in my district repair their own boots and shoes. There are four shoemakers in my parish, but it is not long ago, since they came to the parish. In former days there were no shoemakers at all in my parish; because there were not many boots or shoes to be repaired, or made, therefore it was not easy to obtain a livelihood by that trade in those days. Clogs were sometimes worn, but rarely, they were never made locally. It is a long time since clogs were worn, because an old man who lives in my district, remembers seeing people wearing them when he was young. When people are washing their feet, they put salt in the water to make their feet strong. In many places when the people are working on the bog, they take off their boots, because the bog ground is good for the feet. Boiled heather is supposed to be a cure for corns on the feet.
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2018-11-12 10:16
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think the last landlord, was Ormonde. He occupied Garryricken House which is now the dwelling place of people named Lutterl. He lived on fairly good terms with the people.
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2018-11-12 10:14
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The time of the landlord dates back to the barbaric Cromwellian plantation. During that time Blunden was the first landlord to inhabit Tullahought. He got his possessions from Cromwell as he was one of his soldiers. He lived in Castle Blunden, the ruins of which are to be seen to day.
Hamilton Lawe succeeded the hateful Blunden. He lived in a castle where now stands Kilmacoliver House the property of Mr Phelan. He lived on good terms with his tenants, as he was not cruel like his predecesor - and he was also kind to the poor tenants.
The next, and I
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2018-11-12 10:12
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The bellows is a big oval affair having an iron point. It is made of wood and leather and has iron fittings. It is set so that the point is under the fire, and there is a large wooden beam which the smith works up and down to work the bellows.
The beam is on a spring. here are some of the instruments the smith uses, sledge, anvil, vice, chisel, rasp, hammer, and knife. The smith shoes horses and asses. He repairs all farm implements and he makes iron gates.
He has a little trough of water beside the fire to cool the irons. The shoeing of wheels is done in the open air and it requires a very large fire, it is done in the yard, or in a place convenient to the house.
The smith is always popular in the locality and he can cure many diseases in horses.
Men often gather in the forge to discuss different affairs of public life.
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2018-11-12 10:10
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stuck in his eye and he was at the loss of it.
There is also the ruins of an old castle in Kilmacoliver. Some of the stones of which it was built is now in Mrs. Anne Crowely's house. It was the dwelling place of the Blundens until the coming of Cromwell, and then they had to leave.
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2018-11-12 10:07
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in Waterford it sank.
There is also a circle of stones on Kilmacoliver Hill where a number of people, who died of disease during the Great Famine, are buried. In the field at the back of Tallahought forge is a rath dating back to the time of the Tuatha de Dannans. It is said that the fairies are living there. Once people named Murphys were putting some of it for manure, and when they went home to their dinner the best cow they had was dead. Some say the fairies were the cause of it. On another occasion a man was cutting hay in the rath and he had to give it up owing to a pain in his back. His brother went to replace him, and a thistle-thorn
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2018-11-12 10:06
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a dash. It is about three feet in height. It is a wooden affair like this (drawing) with iron bands to keep it together. The dash is like this (drawing) and is worked up and down through the centre of the lid. The lid is also made of wood. We have our churn about fifteen years.
Anyone who comes in during the churning opitations generally give a hand if only for a second as it is considered unlucky if they did not do so. We churn once a week. We put most of the milk into basins and in about twenty four hours we skim the cream off the milk and we leave it in crocks for about sixteen hours. The we put it into the churn to be churned. When the cow is in full milk we generally have five pounds of butter.
When we churn it takes us about an hour. When the dash is cleaned and an odd piece of butter comes up on the lid we know that the cream is churned.
During the winter a lot of boiling water is needed but in summer it needs very little. Cold water is poured into the churn when it is nearly finished to cool it down.
The butter is taken from the churn with a butter spade and put in a wooden dish. After that it is washed
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2018-11-12 10:03
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There are two old tombstones in the ancient cemetry of Ahenny and many old stores are told about them.
There were seven brothers, bishops, and they were killed in some local place. Two of them were buried in Ahenny, one in Killamory, and four in Kilkieran. The night after their burial a tombstone appeared at the head of each grave. There is beautiful carving on them and someting like a bishop's mitre rests on each. During the Penal Days the English took one of them from Kilkieran with the intention of bringing it to England to copy the carving, but when it was put on board a ship
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2018-11-12 09:20
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and hang up in the homes behind holy pictures, over doors and sometimes over the doors of outhouses. Holy water is kept in the homes so that people can bless themselves with it night and morning, it is also sprinkled round the bedrooms at night, sometimes into the four corners of the room in honour of the Souls in Purgatory. Sometimes, when people are going on a journey, they carry a small bottle of holy water as a protection from accidents. Water from holy wells is also kept in the homes and used in time of sickness and pain.
Herbs
Docks, thistles, chicken-weed, sow-thistle, spunk and prayeach are the weeds that grow in the fields. The dock is used to cure the sting of a nettle. Praipeach is used for making sheep-dip. The thistle, the dock, the chicken-weed, praipeach and spunk are very harmful
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2018-11-12 09:19
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In former years before doctors were known people used to remedy most of their animals with cures that were only known locally. The following are accounts of cures that are sometimes still practice in Kentstown area.
Warts are cured in several ways. Some people put their fasting spit on them on them in the mornings. Others think that ink painted over them cure them quicker. Others still believe that the water that lies on a cow manure in a field in invaluable for warts. Many people think that forge water in which wheels have been shod is god remedy as is also water that rest’s on rocks or hollow stones. The white substance found in chickens-weed is said to be a reliable cure. There is white juice found in the dandelion also and if this be applied to a wart it will vanish in due time. Another well-known cure for wart’s is to find a snail without looking for it. Rub it to the wart and then leave it on a bush. Do not look back at the snail again until the wart in gone. A common cure is to split a raw patato in two and rub the wart’s with it. A person with warts on this hands should
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2018-11-12 09:17
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During the penal days a "Mass Path" ran from a townland called Stony to the cemetery of Lady's Island, which at the present day is situated beside the residence of Mr Drughan.
There was a church there in olden times, and the ruins of it are to be sen plainly at present. The people from Carne came along this path to the church and it is there still and people use it still when they are coming to Lady's Island.
Priests said mass in the church whenever they got an opportunity because they were keenly watched by Cromwell's soldiers. When the priests saw the soldiers coming they entered a long tunnel which was connected with the church. They went down the tunnel until they came to the opposite shore of the lake, which was connected with the church.
They went down the tunnel until they came to the opposite shore of the lake, which now washes against the walls of the cemetery.
When they reached the end of the tunnel they were awaited there by men who owned boats and these men brought the priests out on the lake until the soldiers went away, after which they returned.
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2018-11-12 09:02
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It is said that on the Rapla road, there is a searrach to be seen about twelve o'clock. It used to carry people and leave them at Clock an Phuca stone.
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2018-11-12 08:52
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count the number of warts he possesses alltogether. Then he should find the same number of small stones and put them into a bag. He should leave this of pebbles at the first cross-road he went to.The person that will see the bsg and look into it will get all the warts immediately and former sufferer will be cured at the same time.
The best local cure of a stone bruise is to blend castor sugar and unscrnted soap together and apply as a poultice.
Capóg is local name. Smacht
Rub a dock leaf to (when) the part that have been stung by a nettle and the irratating rash will soon disappear.
A good cure for chapped lips is to apply the slimy juice foung at the bottom of a dock leaf.
Cracked hands are easily cured by rubbing mutton suet to them night and morning.
A scald or burn is easily remedied by bathing.
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2018-11-12 06:43
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About 45 years ago there lived in the village of Knockanure a woman by the name of Nell Langan. She kept a huckster's shop. Her merchandise consisting of bread, sweets and a few other items. She generally brought home from Listowel on her back a basket known as a cleeve. It happened one day she arrived home with the burden on her back but apparently the funds were not very strong because an old bachelor by the name of Maurice Linsey, seeing her arrive went in at once and asked her if she brought bread "O yes" Maurice she said. "I am just after arriving with it red hot out of the oven". "Give me a loaf" said Maurice. Nell paused and immediately shot across the road and quickly back again uttering a prayer that wouldn't be advisable to repeat and saying to Maurice "I lent them a loaf yesterday and now they haven't it for me." May the D- kill you with your red hot said Linsey walking away. The name "Red hot" stuck to her while she lived.
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2018-11-12 06:41
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About 50 years ago there lived at Knockanure an old man by the name of Johnny Moran. He lived alone in a little house about half a mile from the village; he was never at school but was an exceptionally good speaker and anybody that came in contact with
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2018-11-12 06:39
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Once there lived a poor labouring man who was a great wit. One day he was digging his potatoes in his garden confronted by a jolly priest who wanted to hear some of his witty sayings. The priest said to him "Well Jer, how are the potatoes by you?" "Begor father" says Jer the big ones are big and the small ones are small".
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2018-11-12 06:36
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There was once a man who was slightly deaf. Once he was going up the road which ran past his house he met a woman who was half deaf. This woman was a dealer in butter. The man said to the woman "Good day Ma'am". The woman replied "Fine butter for sale". The man asked her how she was getting on. The woman replied "My butter is the finest in town". The man asked her how her father and were. She answered back "One and six a lb".
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2018-11-12 06:32
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Once upon a time Paddy Drury the poet was very drunk and he was coming out of Limerick. He was eating a loaf of bread and he saw a woman with a little dog. The woman called him and asked him to throw the dog a bit and Paddy caught the dog by the tail and threw the dog over the ditch.
People in Knockanure laughed at Paddy Drury the Poet. He said:-
"Knockanure both mane and poor
A church without a steeple
Where ignorant boors look over half-doors,
To laugh at decent people".
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2018-11-12 06:26
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Once upon a time there was a man who hired two men to work for him. One of them slept in town and the one of them slept in the grave-yard and the man that slept in town was going up working in the morning and the man in the grave-yard put out his head over the wall and the other man said "We will be late for work" and the man in the grove-yard said "There is not anyone up here yet."
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2018-11-12 06:24
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the cross-roads. On their way home they saw a man dead on the road-side. Policemen came on and they asked the first brother who killed the man and he said "We three". They asked the second brother why did they kill this man and he said "We want money". They said to the third brother "Ye will be hanged for this" and he asnwered "We don't care". The policemen took the three men to jail. When they came before the judge it was found out that they had only that bit of English so they were let off.
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2018-11-12 06:22
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Three brothers who knew only Irish set out from their home to learn English. When they came to a cross-roads each took a different road. The first brother saw a man ploughing with three horses. The ploughman said "We three". The second brother saw a woman beating her children. The children were saying "We want money". The third brother heard people saying "We don't care". The three brothers met again at
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2018-11-12 06:18
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the Rábaire. He made the Rábaire drunk and Rábaire was very noisy when he was drunk. The sergeant arrested him. On the road to the barrack there was a pool of dirty slimy water. Shone was standing near this. When the sergeant and his prisoner came near, Shone came out and asked the sergeant to let him go and that he would take charge of him. The sergeant let the Rabaire go and said he would take Shone to the barrack. Shone went with him until they reached the pool and then Shone caught the policeman like a cat would catch a rat and put him on the flat of his back in the pool. He put his foot on his chest in order to give him a good ducking. When the sergeant got up he was a pitiable sight and the whole village was laughing over it. The sergeant immediately applied for a transfer and left the place.
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2018-11-12 06:10
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to take the cow to the same yard, which he did and returned home delighted with himself. One of the dealers came to the yard to take away the cow and as he was leaving he was approached by one of the others who claimed the cow as his. A heated argument arose between them, which finally came to blows. In the middle of the fight the third dealer arrived and was about to remove the cow when the other two looked in wonder. The fight now ceased and the three had a talk among themselves which solved the whole matter. They summoned the farmer and the poor fellow, being terribal frightened, sought Daniel 'O Connell and put the case before him. O Connoll advised him to bring a tin of biscuits to the court and whenever the Judge asked him a question to put a biscuit in his mouth and say "Thats enough about it". On the day of the court when asked by the Judge if he had
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2018-11-12 06:03
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There did a man go to Tralee with ass and car from Listowel. That evening and he coming home he tied the ass on to the back of the train.
And when he came to Listowel he went out to his ass and he saw nothing but a winkers. He went out to the engine driver and asked him did he see any ass passing out the train.
A poor farmer living near Dingle owed rent for a long period and he brought his only cow to the fair to sell her to pay off the debt. On approaching the town he met a cattle dealer and sold him the cow for ten pounds. In the middle of the town he met a second dealer and sold him the cow for nine pounds. A little further on he met a third buyer and again sold the cow, this time for eight pounds. As it happened the three dealers told him
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2018-11-12 05:57
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fime house". And the man looking out the window said that it was only an old stable. "I thought that too" said Paddy "when I saw the ass having his head out the window".
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2018-11-12 05:53
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Paddy Drury and another man were in Cork one day. They were very hungry and they saw a lovely cake inside a shop window and the shopkeeper could say nothing but "No". Paddy's companion asked the shopkeeper for the cake and she said "No". Paddy went in then and said Sure you won't refuse me Miss and she said "No".
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2018-11-11 23:51
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Mo Cheanntar Féin
bailighthe ag Seán Mac Suibhne, Baile na Cille.
Táim im' chomhnuidhe i mBaile na Cille i bparróiste Gleann-Beithe i mbarúntacht Uibh-Ráthach. Tá triochadh tighthe ann anois agus bhí tímpal sé chinn is triochadh ann fadó agus tighthe ceinn tuighe ba choitíanta a bhí ann. Baintear an tuighe-bán ag Ros-Beithe le speala agus tugtar abhaile é le capall agus cárr. Fuair Baile na Cille a ainm ó'n Chill atá ann. Tá roilig ann anois. Sé an sloinne is coitíanta san áit ná Ó Gríbhthín. Tá a lán daoine ann ós cionn ochtó ach níl aoinne ós cionn nócha. Is féidir le triúr sean-daoine scéal d'innsint, siad Mícheál Ó Sé agus Máire Bean Ní Shé agus Donnchadh Ó Gríbhthín ó Baile na Cille. Tá a lán fothrach tighe san áit agus do bhí daoine in a gcómhnuidhe ionnta fadó ach do chuadar go h-America nó go Sasana agus bhí coill mhór ins an áit ach gearradh í, 1918, agus tá pluais ins an gcoill san agus deirtear go raibh a lán daoine in a gcomhnuidhe ann fadó blianta na Droch-Aimsire. Téigheann a lán daoine ó Bhaile na Cille go Sasana gach bliain chun airgid do
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2018-11-11 23:25
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and patient wore from listening to Asquith's "wait and see".
It appears we should be waiting until the day of doom.
With martial law dictating, to supplement Home Rule.
(VI)
The Rule they always give us was the gibbet and the jail.
The battering ram and oil can for the sons of Granuaile.
The emigrant ship to take us, some foreign land to seek.
And gunboat shell to raid us as they did in Easter week.
(VII)
Now use your voice in one, my boys, and shout from shore to shore.
And prove it to the world you are Paddies evermore.
What we have done in Flanders, let us stop to do at home.
And we ne'er shall fight 'neath any flag unless beneath our own.
(VIII)
So boys remember Limerick, let it be your battle cry.
And Easter Week in Dublin, where our gallant sons did die.
God will be our commander, and he will lead us in the charge.
Then we'll face the British bullets and the tyranny of Lloyd George..
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2018-11-11 23:21
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Poem on Conscription During War Time.
By John Ryan,
Patrickswell,
Co. Limerick.

Unite my gallant countrymen. We must forget the past.
War has been waged upon us we have to fight at last.
This convention brought conscription after weary years of wait.
Now they want us out to Flanders, where the Germans have them bate.
(II)
Too many of our kith and kin, that's gone to France before(?)
Whose bodies now lie moulderng, their loss we do deplore.
They shed their blood in Flanders to defend a country.
With heavens vengeance falling on a land for sodomy.
(III)
They tell us that they are fighting for small nations liberty.
And nothing for poor Ireland but the yolk of slavery.
Now they want to take her sons to fight their battles through.
To lay down their lives in Flanders for a treaty breaking (?)
(IV)
We sent the noblest statesmen the world could produce.
To fight our rights in parliament but all to little use.
They meant to do what Cromwell meant - to hell or Connaught chase.
To exterminate for ever the remainder of our race.
(V)
Too long we have been taunted with Lloyd George's policy.
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2018-11-11 23:12
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died within an hour. After the Armistice the work got slack and in 1919 the Company finally broke up, which was a great loss to the Town.
I got this story Mrs Colvin Rock View

Shiela Tracey,
37 Meadow's Lane
Arklow
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2018-11-11 23:11
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Inventions which were very useful in the factories during the great war. In the Explosive Works, they manufactured several kinds of high Explosives. It gave employment to some hundred girls. During the great war they employed several thousands of men and girls they worked night and day in shifts to cope with the rush of orders from England for supplies of Powder and other explosives used in the war. They had a fleet of steamers to carry it direct from Arklow to London and other important cities for shipment to France. These steamers were escorted by two Submarines Chasers.
On September 17th 1917 there was a tirrific explosion which involved the loss of 17 lives and several wounded some severely. A Magazine blew up with several hundred tons of Powder. To this day the explosion remains a mistery. There was one man who would have told how it happened but he was seriously wounded and
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2018-11-11 23:02
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C. At Whitecross, near Athcarne, Duleek.

B and C have recently been "restored"
C. was formerly set into the wall of a mud cottage belonging to a man called Geraghty.

( See photograph below )
AN INTERESTING GROUP in our "Forgotten Days" series. It was taken at Whitecross, Duleek in 1910, and includes some well-known figures in the Drogheda of that period.
We are indebted to Mr. P. J. McNamara, of Shop Street, for the use of it. Left to right -
Mr Werhley, Laurence St.
Mr Mathew McCullen, late of the West St.;
Mr Townshend then a Bank Manager in Drogheda
the late John Rombach, who had a jeweller's shop in West St.
Mr John Duffy, Drogheda and the late Mr Geraghty, of Whitecross Duleek.