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2020-07-03 13:40
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Tales.
Evictions Earl of Minton Agent's Davis. Taylor
Tentants John O'Neill Dennis O Neill - Hickey Charlesstayden, about 46 years.
Colonel Bush. Agent J. Sugine
Tenant John Carrell.
Davis. Miss Purcell, Crawholly.
Mention. Agent Edward H Mand
Mrs Purcell Crowbally. evicted to make a field square.
Davis. WIlliam's non payment of rent. (Hughes)
Tighe. Ryan Poorsbog.
Bushe. Butters. Ballykeoghan (Barrys.
Seach: Lord Clifden. Whyte. Rd. Moylan. Taken sold by W.E Keel. and bought by Mr Dowling. Rd. Moylon died in Thomastown Union.
Lore Do. Patrick Dowling. Taken by Edmund Drea + Richard Moylan above.
One Mr Denis Moylan. nonpayment of rent.
Taken by Matthew Griffin. Land now in occupation of Hennessy + Ed Drea mentioned above + R J Moylan above Denis Moylan worked as a Labourer in Kilkenny
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2020-07-03 13:38
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the remainder of the family in their home but one year came very bad on all crops and the poor old father had very little on his Lord. Cattle went against him also, but still the Brutal Soldiers collected the Tithes which left them nothing at home. So he came to the conclusions to sell the little farm of only 25 acres.
The day of the sale came on and no one cared to buy as they knew well that the Minister would have all it would realise; there were a few people gathered around but no one buying when all of a sudden an old jarvey car came along the road, with two man and a driver on it; they seemed to get very much surprised, they thought it was somebody was dead in the house, they stopped, and came off the car and inquired what was wrong, and on being told, they bid away and bought the farm for a small price. When all was over one of the men that came off the car came up to the old man and asked him how he was and why did he sell his little farm. He told them that the cruel tithe laws had left him nothing which was the case of hundreds as well as his God help them.
The young man then paid for the little farm and came over to the old man again but neither of the family recognised him until he
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 13:36
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Once upon a time there lived a woman and she was alone except a maid that she kept. They had about fifteen cows, and they always churned the cream. They used to have a big tub of cream to churn. The maid did not like the job of churning
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 13:35
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clothes, I will give you any comand you wish. "Will you tell me where is the king's castle" She gave him a glass and every time he would look into the glass he would see the little red man sitting at the door reading a paper. He reached the castle and the little red man let three roars which shook the ground. He said to Jack "you found out my castle" "I did" said Jack. He gave Jack chopped furs furze? and buttermilk for his supper. He gave him a cow's hide and a harrow to sleep on The next morning he got up The red man brought him out and showed him a stable nine miles long and nine miles wide to clean out. He started to clean it out but as much as he fired out twice as much was coming in. He could not clean it out. A young lady came out with his dinner. "Can you not clean it out" said the lady "I cannot" said Jack. "Eat your dinner and I will clean out. She tipped the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 13:33
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Potatoes are grown on Ernest Galbraiths farm. He sows six acres of potatoes every year. Sometimes the amount varies. Joe Boyd prepares the ground, The ground is manured before being ploughed, They make little squares and puts little heaps of manure in each square. The potatoes are all sown in drills. It is all iron ploughs are used now in this district. The local people help one another to sow the potatoes. In the Summer months the farmer hoes the potatoes, runs them up and sprays them. He digs them with a digger in Autumn. Every two has one box and has a piece of ground to pick. The potatoes are stored in pits. The names of the potatoes are:-ArranPeaks, ArranBanners, ArranChiefs, Royal Kidneys, King Edwards, Sons of William, Ruby Queens and Kerrs Pinks.
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2020-07-03 13:30
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We churn at home, and we churn a couple of times in the week. In the winter we do not churn very often. Our churn is about 17 inches high and 12 inches across the top. It holds about two and a half gallons.
First you scald the churn with boiling water Then you put in the cream. When it is nearly churned you add a couple of pints of water, and when it is churned you take out the butter - milk. There is a hole in the front of it where you take out the butter - milk. Then you wash the butter and put salt in it, and weigh it.
In the winter before she does the churning she puts the cream into boiling water to ripen it.
Long ago if the butter did not churn they said there was a fairy in the churn.
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2020-07-03 13:30
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or near streams. A piece of bamboo containing one knot is at first got. A hole is then made through the centre of the knot with a pin. A piece of cloth is then fastened to a small thin stick which is forced in as far as possible to the bamboo. The knot of the bamboo is then placed in water, while the thin stick is pulled so as to soak up the water. Then the tin stick is forced in again which forces the water out as a gun would.
Tops An empty reel is got. One end is cut off about at the middle of the reel, so as to make a point. A little bit of stick is then forced in through the hole of the reel from the flat side until it reaches a small distance beyond the point. The back of the stick is then twisted as a top.
Catapult A piece of sally called a "gabhlóg" in the shape of the letter "y" is at first got. A piece of rubber
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 13:29
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he reached the king's palace. He gave the crock to the king and told him that he had forgotton to give it to him before. He started home. When he reached home he took out a crock of gold. He asked his mother could he get married to the kings daughter "Yes you can" said his mother Jack set back to the kings castle When he reached the king's house he got married to the king's daughter The people cried out "Jack the fearless boy" They put down the kettle and made tay and God forgive for telling those lies.
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2020-07-03 13:24
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The king that he would ask his mother would she let him marry
Jack went home to tell his mother. He went in to a house he asked could he stay. The man showed him a room ; he went up to it and got into bed and fell asleep. The door opened and in came a big high man. He went over to the bed where Jack was asleep and shook him. Jack opened his eyes and when he saw the man he nearly fainted The man said "did you give the crock of gold to the priest" "I did" said Jack "Did you give the one to the king" said the man "No I did not" I kept them for myself. Well you may go and give them to him in the morning.
Jack got up the following morning and started back. About half past four in the evening.
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2020-07-03 13:22
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Mr. Alexander sows five acres every year, The amout varied one year. The ground is ploughed by the ploughman. The men always manure it when it is turned up. They so them in drills. Ploughs are used. Wooded ploughs are not used in this district, They spray the potatoes with bluesto and soda. Then they grub them and hoe them and renew the drills with the plough.
When the potatoes are ready for digging they gathe eight men to gather the potatoes. Then they put them into pits for some time. He always sows arneaks, (arrochy) Arran chiefs, Suttons, Redskins and Pilots every year. Then he sells them.
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2020-07-03 13:21
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is then got and a notch is made through it. On this the snare is put and steadied and this keeps the snare and upright when it is put setting.
Bird-Basket Four flat cláríns of timber are at first tacked together to make the frame. Four thin twigs are placed, one in each corner and stood up so as to meet about a foot from the frame. They are then fastened at the top with a piece of cord. Twigs about six inches long are then placed in these about half an inch apart and are fastened with cords to the standing ones. These twigs are getting smaller as they near the top until the bird basket is completed. A bow is then got and another little stick on which the basket is sat.
Water-Gun I often saw boys making water-guns from wild bamboo which they found growing in marshes
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2020-07-03 13:21
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They took out a red haired girl. They took her out and began skinning her. "What are you skinning that girl for" said said Jack "We will not tell you till we have her skinned." said the men When they had her skinned they told him when that girl was on earth she prayed that the divels would skin her, so we are skinning her now.
Under that fireplace there are three crocks of gold. Give one to the priest and one to the king and keep the other for yourself and the men. Jack gave one to the priest for to rest the divels and he kept the two others for himself. When the boy went up to the king's palace he told the king that he got three terrible nights of fior. The king told Jack that he would let his eldest daughter marry him if he liked. Jack told
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 13:17
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codlad an oidce sin, agus nuair a d'uaisaig sé cuaid sé isteac sa seomra agus ceárd a bfaca sé ann ach canna airgid.
Bhí an athás ar a athair agus a mháthair as an buacaill beag as sin amach.
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2020-07-03 13:17
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the farmer went out to show him his work "That is not the sort of work I am looking for" it is fior"(??) (fear?) "You will have to go another bit for that" said the farmer
He went on to the kings palace he went in and asked for work It was too late to show him his work When he got up the next morning he went out to show him his work "This is not the kind of work I am looking for" it is f [?]. "You are in the place for that" said the king. There is an old house down in that wood and if you stay there three nights you will have as much fior for your life
He went down to the house he stayed the first night and the second night When the third one came six men came down the stairs with a coffin.
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2020-07-03 13:16
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Potatoes are sown on Mr Chambers land. He sows six acres. The ploughman prepare the ground. The land is ploughed and then manured It is then skealed (?) in the drills. There it gets topdressed with artificial manure. The potatoes are then layed and the drills are closed again with a drill plough. When the potatoes are about three weeks in the ground they are rolled with a drill roller. Wherever the potatoes are ready for hoeing they are grobed with a grober. They are hoed with a hand hoe. They are then harrowed with a drill harrow and moulded up again and are sprayed twice or three times to keep off the blight. When the potatoes are dug they are put into pits and then into lofts and then walled.
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2020-07-03 13:16
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Snares are now commonly made all over this district for the purpose of catching rabbits. The wire is at first purchased and also some strong cord. The wire is then cut into a number of equal length strands. This number varies according to the strength of the wire. The strands are then twisted while a loop which forms an eye is at each end. A strong stick called a peg varying from six inches to a foot in length is then got. This is paned and a notch is put around it about an inch from the top. Around this notch the cord is fastened while it is also fastened to one eye of the snare. Another little thin stick called a standing sick
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 13:15
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Bhí fear agus a bean ann fadó, agus bhí buachall aige agus bhí siad an bocht.
Bhí an buachaill seo an láide. Lá amháin bhí sé súgrad amuig sa páirc leis na buacaille eile. Táinig fear bocht cuig an áit agus dír sé ar na buachaille a cuid lóin a tabhairt do mar bhí an ocras air. Do thug an buachaill seo a cuid lóin dho.
Bhí an ocras ar ó féin, ach bhí féin bí truaig aige ar an bfear bocht.
Cuaid sé a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 13:09
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One time there lived with a widow her son Jack. One night his mother wanted water. She had to go along way for the water. When she was going out to the [?] something told her to turn back. She came in and told her son
"I will go mother" said her son. He went on to the well and when he told his mother what he was going to look for He got up the next morning and ate his breakfast and started off. In the evening he came to a farmer's house It was too late for him to begin to work When he got up the next morning
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2020-07-03 13:08
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ach sa deire fuair siad a lán airgead ó uncal na mná. Annsin cheap siad go raibh siad ar bárr an spéir.
Mhair siad go sásta ar feadh tamaill ach annsin chaill siad an t-airgead. Ní bhfuair siad ariamh arís é.
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2020-07-03 13:06
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Cures.
(1) The skin of an elder is used for a burn. The skin is first taken off the elder and put on the burn and left there for about an hour.
(2) Buachaill a' tighe is used for sore eyes. The plant is boiled and rubbed on the eyes.
(3) Snails are used for warts. If a person has warts and gets a snail when not looking for him and rub him on the warts - they will be cured.
(4) Dock leaves are used for stings of nettles. The sap is squeezed out of the leaves and rubbed on the sting.
(5) Skin of an eel is used for "trálach". When "trálach" comes on a person's hand and an eels skin to be twisted round it, it will be cured.
(6) Lizard is used for a burned tongue. The lizard is caught first and rubbed on the tongue then.
(7) A "buachallán" is used for swelling. A "buachallán" is a plant that grows in the fields and when rubbed on swelling it will cure it.
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2020-07-03 13:05
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Fadó is fada an t-achar í a thárla an sgéal seo i Sasna. Bhí fear ina coinnuidhe i dteachín beag in aice an bhóthair. Nuair a phós sé thug sé a bhean go dtí baile mór.
Thosuigh siad ag cainnt ar an áit aoibhinn a bheadh acu dá mbeadh siad ina chonnuidhe ins an mbháile mór. Agus dá mbhéadh go leor airgead acu agus dá mbhéadh clann acu.
Ach bhíodar ag súil le clann gach lá acht sa deireadh thug Dia clann dóibh. Annsin bhíodar an sásta ar fad. Ach bhí siad an bhocht ar feadh tamaill
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2020-07-03 13:05
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Potatoes are grown on Mr. Brides farm. About four acres of land is sown under potatoes each year. So years the amout varies.
Mr. Bride prepares the ground. The ground is not manured in any way before being turned up. The potatoes are sown in drills. A plough is used. Wooden ploughs were used long ago. Iron ploughs are used now.
The local people help one another by preparing the ground and by helping to sow the potatoes.
Potatoes are hoes in May and June. After tha they are moulded. They are sprayed in July and August. Theydig the potatoes in Autumn with a potato digger. The people pick them with their hands from the earth. They put them into a basket. The potatoes are stored in pits.
The names of the local potatoes are: Kerrs Pinks, Arn Victors, Ruby Queens, King Edwards, Suttons, Arn-Banners. Kerrs Pinks and Arn-Banners grow best i the district. Potatoes were used instead of starch.
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2020-07-03 13:03
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it is a sign of rain.
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2020-07-03 13:03
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28. If the dog drinks water it is the sign of rain.
29. The March wind is the sign of very cold weather.
30. If the horse looks at himself in water it is a sign of a storm.
31. If the sun rises red it is a sign of rain.
32. When the sun sets red without any clouds it is a sign of fine weather.
33. If the horse stands with his back to the wind it is a sign of rain.
34. If the cock crows in the middle of the day it is a sign of a change in the weather.
35. If the smoke cannot be seen off the train it is a sign of good weather.
36. White frost brings on rain.
37. If the wild fruit is very plentiful in autumn it is a sign of a lot of snow during the winter.
38. If the little birds come to the door in great numbers in winter time it is a sign of snow.
39. When the ashes are blue it is a sign of rain.
40. If a very wet day comes and flood rises in a river and goes down very quickly it is a sign of more rain.
41. If cement is very damp on a fine day
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2020-07-03 12:56
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aonach, agus d'eirig timpist dhóib. Bhí síad ag cásad cóirnéal ar an mbhótair, agus timpeadh an cáirt ar an mbótair, agus beag nach raibh ceann acú marbh.
Bhí a cos bristí, agus bhí a láimh gorta, agus bhí rud eile ar a cos eile. Cúaid sé go
h-usbubéal. Bhí sé cúpla mí nó béidir níos mó d'eirig sé as an tinneas.
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2020-07-03 12:54
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doing so she allows the buttermilk to pass on to a larger churn. Then the butter is left in the small churn. It is taken out and made. We churn twice weekly all the year round. During the churning water is added. When this is down the process is completed sooner.
On May morning all the witches cut round berryroad on the farm. In doing so they take the luck of the churn, The butter is made with the butter spades. Before my granny commences to churn she makes the sign of the cross with the dash on the churn. We drink the buttermilk ourselves or we bake bread with it. We also give it to pigs.
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2020-07-03 12:54
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the car.
They started off from Terry's in the Lower End of Drumlane.
They passed each abode along the road till they came to O'Reilly's Lane.
It was Maggie broke the silence and called to dirver Joe. O! Joseph dear do stop the car and wait a little while.
I have to call for Mrs Reilly but I'll return again.
Mrs Reilly was not ready and the car it started on till they met the loving husband Owen up at Billy's Lane.
Owen the tackled Maggie saying the party she would spoil.
You would not bring my Mrs cause you are courting driver Coyle.
Maggie she made vows saying thats a rotten lie. I'll vote for DeValera and the blueshirts I'll defy.
And when the votes are counted you'll see we will head to Poll.
And if I want a fire I'm going to burn Cole.
On motoring up unto Staghall we had the best of [gaff]
Maggie sat by Joseph's side. Wee Annie gave a laugh.
O' Joe dear says Maggie there is something I want to know.
Will you come down to Mr Reillys to play the old Banjo.
Indeed I will says Joe and that with a right goodwill and he kissed his loving Maggie going down at Funny Hill.
Terrys Jock got a shock when someone told the tale that Maggie was a rebel and had voted Fianna Fáil.
Maggie was not much annoyed and told him very plain that any time she would get the chance she'd do the same again.
This song was composed by John Kennedy of Teemore on the 1937 Election Day 24--6-38
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2020-07-03 12:52
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fire it is a sign of rain.
11. The south west winds bring rain.
12. The northern winds bring snow.
13. The eastern winds bring hard and cold weather.
14. When a dog eats grass it is a sign of rain.
15. When there are pipes from the sun it is the sign of rain.
16. If the clouds roll through the sky it is the sign of rain.
17. If the wind is from the East on Novembers Night it is the sign of a frosty winter.
18. If the mountains appear near it is the sign of rain.
19. Thursday's rainbow is the sign of rain.
20. If the weather is very close and the sky very dark it is the sign of thunder.
21. If the flies are in the water it is the sign of rain.
22. A rainbow in the evening is a sign of bad weather.
23. When the stars are dim it is a sign of rain.
24. If the hens pick their feathers it is a sign of rain.
25. If the curlew flies about screaming it is a sign of rain.
26. If the ants fly about very plentiful it is a sign of rain.
27. When you can smell the coal from the train it is a sign of rain.
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2020-07-03 12:51
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Úair amháin bhí fear ag dul go dtí aonach. Bhí fear eile in aónach leis. Bhí an áit a raibh síad ag dul trí míle nó mar sin.
Faoi úair nó úair go leith erioí síad an báile mór. Bhí rudaí le díol acú acht ní raibh síad díolta acú.
Ní raibh síad ag fágail lúac ar bith orra nó ní raibh aon duine ag ceannacht an rud a bhí acú.
Bhí síad ag cainnt ar dul abháile annsin acht ní raibh an ceann eile a dul acht ní eiseann cúaid síad abáile. Bhí síad leat a báile ón
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 12:50
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We have a churn at home. It is round shaped with a dash inside and an iron handle. It is about 1" 4" wide at the top and is about 1" 8" high. The parts of the churn are the handle, dash, lid and body. When my mother is churning she put the cream into the churn and turns the pandle fastly for about 15 minutes. Then the churning is finished. There is a hole in the side of the churn. In this hold is a plug. when the churning is completed my mother takes the plug out of the churn. By
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2020-07-03 12:47
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I have two churns at home - one a dash Churn and the other an end over end churn. When the dash churn was bought, the cooper asked was it a one cow churn, two cow churn, or three cow churn was wanted. The dash has a long handle and a flat piece of wood with holes in it. The churn is wide at the bottom and goes out twice as wide in the top, that part is called the chime of the churn, and when people is churning they lift the handle up and down. There is a glace on the led of the churn and when the milk is gone off the glace, the churning is finished.
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2020-07-03 12:47
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The butter firm and hard. The lid is taken off the churn then and the dash is taken out then the butter is taken out into a dish with the butter spades. These spadles are wooden instruments with square heads and short handles. The butter is made with the spades the butter is beaten with the spadles until the milk and water is beaten out of it. Some of the butter milk is given to pigs and fowl and the rest is kept for making bread with. When a person is churning and if a neighbour comes in the meantime an if hes not take part in the churning it is said that he takes the butter off the churn
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2020-07-03 12:47
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1. When there is a ring round the moon it is a sign of rain.
2. When the stars are shining brightly it is a sign of frost.
3. When the sun shines brightly after a shower of rain it is a sign of more rain.
4. When the soot falls it is a sign of rain.
5. When blue-flames are seen in the fire it is a sign of rain.
6. If the smoke goes up straight it is a sign of good weather.
7. If the smoke turns immediately after leaving the chimney it is a sign of bad weather.
8. When the swallows are flying low it is a sign of rain and when they are flying high it is a sign of good weather.
9. When the sea-gulls are flying about lea-fields in large numbers it is a sign of a storm.
10. When a cat scrapes wood it is a sign of a storm.
When a cat sits with his back to the
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2020-07-03 12:46
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Come all you lady voters who had not to travel far. Anne, Maggie and Mary B. it was Coyle who drove
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2020-07-03 12:45
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There was a boat lost near Crom in the year 1907. Three people were drown and one clung to the up-turned boat and shouted for help. They were coming from Belturbet and they were under the influence of drink. They started to sing party song and a row arose and the boat capsized
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2020-07-03 12:44
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The night of the big wind about a hundred years ago. Big black clouds arose and the wind rose. About 20 years ago there was a very heavy rain and hay, turf, potatoes and oats were all flooded and swept away. It began raining in the morning and bottoms, roads, houses and schools were all flooded and the children had to be brought to school in boats. There was a great snowstorm about four years ago and cars or buses were not able to travel. About forty years ago people brought
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2020-07-03 12:43
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The churn we have at home is made of wood, it is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. There are six iron hoops around it. It is not a very old churn it was made locally by Joseph Lynch Ankerland. Fore. Westmeath. It is called a dash churn because when we are churning the milk we move the dash from the bottom of the churn to the top. The dash consists fo a round wooden head shaped like a plate about nine inches in diameter with a lot of holds in it and it consists of a long wooden handle also. The lid is made of wood also it is round shaped and there is a knob on it to lift it off the churn. There is also a hole in it to let the dash go in on. The milk is kept in a cold dairy during the Summer and it is kept in a warm place during the Winter. Come people keep the milk a week in Winter before they churn it because it is hard tonmake it sour in the cold weather. When little bits of butter appear on the milk we know that it is churned and when little eyes appear on the milk it is not churned. Sometimes boiling water is poured into the churn to churn the milk quickly. Then cold water is pored into it to make
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2020-07-03 12:43
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a tháinig amach as an tornap. Thosuigh sé ag rith in dhiaidh an coinín acht bhí sé fánach aige. Ní fada go raibh an coinín imighthe as amhairc, agus hí an-brón ar an buachall ina dhiaidh.
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2020-07-03 12:42
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The churn is about three and a half feet high. The top and bottom of the churn are the same width but it is tapered in the middle and the sides are round. The churn is about sixty two years old and there is no mark on it. The dash is not given a rolling motion when churning but is pounded straight up and down. Butter is made about three times every week. The woman of the house does the churning and she knows when the butter is made when she sees pieces of butter coming out beside the dash. She gathers up the butter with trencher which is like a wooden saucer. If a carpenter is able to make a churn lid he is considered a great carpenter because if he uses nails in it the milk would rust them therefore he has to use "wooden pegs to keep it together. If a stranger came into the house during the churning he always had to put his hand to the dash for fear he would take the butter.
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2020-07-03 12:42
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In this country about 25 years ago. This place was all covered with water. There were about three feet of water in the back of the school.
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2020-07-03 12:41
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that is that will be the colour of her husbands hair.
58. If a cat goes under a coffin when the person is laid out he should be killed.
59. If a person die in a village and have a scattered funeral it is the sign of another death.
60. People say if a person goes into a chapel he was never in before and wish for something he is sure to get it.
61. If you put your clothes on inside out and change them again you would have bad luck.
62. If stars are seen falling at night it is said that souls are going to heaven.
63. If a child cries on New Year's Day he will be crying for a year.
64. People go to a neighbour's well and they skim the top of the well with a saucer so that the nighbour would have no milk or butter for the year.
65. The old people would not let out the cows on May Day, through fear of a neighbour coming and milking the cows. If a neighbour came and milked the cows on that day, there would be no butter on the cow's milk for a year.
66. Every night when the old people would be going to bed they would leave some milk on the hob for the fairies to be drinking during the night.
67. The old people would not dare to throw out water at night, without saying - "Chugat" before throwing it out, so that the fairies might have the way.
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2020-07-03 12:41
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the ice was so thick. There were also great snowstorms many animals and people were lost and this lasted for weeks. The time for these storms was usually from November to April. The worst snowstorm was in the year 1915. This caused great damage houses were tossed and animals and people lost at this time.
Rain. In this country about twenty years ago it was covered with floods. It was all boats that was used that time. Priests, doctors, and inspectors had to sail to Derravona School in a boat. The people had to bring their stuff to the top of a high hill so that there would not be flooded with water. The pupils in Derravona School had to sit on the desks as the school was flooded. The Night of the Big Wind. In the year 1839 there was a very high wind in this country: all the houses and trees were blown down people had to fly for safety and hide themselves under the earth, but many were killed. It did not affect this country as bad as other parts of Ireland.
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2020-07-03 12:40
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Bhí fear ann fadó agus ba é "Philip" an t-ainim dó. Ní fhág sé a theach féin go raibh sé sgór bliain. An lá seo thug a mháthair go dtí an mbaile mór é agus ba é lá an mhargaidh é ins an mbaile mór sin.
Chonnaic "Philip" tornapaí i gcairt agus shíl sé gur mbheacha capaill a bhí tonnta. Thug sé ceann de na tornapaí leis i gharfhios d'en fhear. Nuair a bhí sé ag dul abhaile bhí air claidhe a chasadh agus chaith sé an tornap isteach thar an claidhe. Bhí coinín taobh istigh den chlaidhe agus nuair a chúala sé torann an tornap ag tuitim d'úisigh sé agus rith sé.
Nuair a chonnaic "Philip" an coinín shit sé gur searrach óg é
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2020-07-03 12:36
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About sixty years ago there was a ghost in Thos Hannon's house. The house is not to be seen presently. He used to make the people of that house go to bed at eleven O'Clock every night. On this particular night Thos, Eivers Cummerstown, Collinstown went down to Hannon's to help Thos Hannon bone a pig. It happened that the work was not completed by eleven O Clock. The ghost came and and forced them to bed. Thos. Eivers said "we will not go to bed until we have finished boning the pig, if the devil was to be there "Then the ghost went out and flung the door in on top of them. Both men fled and left the pig in the hands of the ghost.
About 100 years ago there used to be a ghost in Carrick Yard. It was a man the name of Tighe who died and came back again. He use to ride his horse over through the yard into the stable.
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2020-07-03 12:36
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out to see a young cow about twelve o'clock. When he was coming home he found something strange had happened.
There were fences on every side of him so he did not know what to do. He had a box of matches in his pocket and he took them out. But when he used to light one of them, they used to be put out by a crowd of small men.
He was kept there all night so he slept under a beech tree. About four o'clock next morning he found that all the fences were gone so he went home. When he reached home he became as white as the wall so he told them what had happened and he went to bed.
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2020-07-03 12:35
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The names of our farm animals are the horse, the cow the bullock, the heifer, the bull, the sheep the pig, the lamb the donkey. The domestic animals are the dog and the cat and the farm birds are the goose, the gander, the duck, the drake, the hen, the cock and the chicken. The most important of the farm animals are the horse and cow. Some cows have names such as "Collen" "Mary Anne" and Bess.
When driving cows in or out of a gap I say "[Pruig?]." The cow-house where the cows are milked is an ordinary stable with whitewashed walls up about half way. When people have finished milking they always make the Sign of the Cross on the cows back with a drop of milk and say "God bless you"
The cows are tied to a manger while they are being milked. They are tied by a chain going round the neck - the other end of which is fastened to the manger by a big staple. If cows have a habit of kicking, their legs are tied to their tails and then if they kick they will hurt their tails.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 12:33
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Old homestead is pleasing, alas I must leave you,
And the daisy clad vales that familiar have grown,
Where each mossy dell seams by some mystic spell
To bind the fond heart to its dear native home.
VIII
One spot yet in store I shall often thing o'er,
When on some foreign strand a stranger I roam.
I shall often look back to you old beaten track,
Where I've hied to the dance on the braes of (Ardmore) Armone.
IX
Now these scenes are all over and I'll be a rover
To seek a new home in the land of the free,
With courage undaunted to cross the Atlantic
Where friends are awaiting and watching for me.
X
On the banks of Lake Erie a kind hearted dearie
Is longing to cheer me on life's stormy sea,
To spread out out sail there to some happy gale,
And seek for dame fortune where 'er she may be.
XI
Now, my friends and old neighbours, who have come to convey me.
Away from the spot of my boyhood's fond home
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2020-07-03 12:32
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The landlord of this district is Major Shirley who owned or got he land about six miles every side of Carrickmacross and one side of the main street. The land that was give to them, belonged to the MacMahons of Farney. They built the Protestant church at Corvally, and the people from whom the land was taken for this purpose, had to pay the rent on it for long afterwards.
The landlord did not let the tenants keep goats on the land because they ate hedges and trees, nor they did not let the tenants shoot game of any kind.
They planted high rocky places with trees such as Greaghlane mountain, Corduff mountain and the glen.
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2020-07-03 12:31
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47. If a girl sleeps on a piece of wedding cake she will dream of her future husband.
48. When people are going into a new house they should leave the cat after them, otherwise they will have bad luck.
49. If a robin comes into your house some relation of yours is going to die.
50. When a spider goes on a person the person he goes on is going to get money.
51. If a raven flies over your head three times you are going to die.
52. If a person looks in the mirror at midnight he will see the devil standing at the back door.
53. If the banshee cries outside a house at night somebody of that house is going to die.
54. When a cow calfs it is right to go round her three times with a coal.
55. If you see a wisp after a hen it is the sign of a death.
56. It is said if you get a hair-pin lost someone will admire you.
57. People say when a girl hears the cuckoo first if she look at the sole of her shoe and get a rib of hair whatever colour
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2020-07-03 12:31
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Once upon a time a poor man lived in Co. Limerick. One when he was walking along a big field he saw a little man under a tree repairing boots. He saw a small jam pot in his hand. After a while the small man began to walk away and the poor man began to follow him.
When he came to the side of Keeper Hill he stopped. The little man made a hole at the side of the hill and put into it the pot. When he had that done he placed over it a large stone. Then he looked all round, saw nobody, although the poor man was in hiding behind a small hill.
The little man ran away thinking of anything. When he was away a few miles the poor man stole from behind the hill and went over to the place where the little man was. He lifted up the stone and found inside in the pot lumps of gold. So he ran home with it and he lived happily ever afterwards.
An Old Story Related by Mrs. K. Murray Patrickswell
Once upon a time a man was working in Spring Fort Patrickswell. When the cows used to be in calf he had to go out and look after them. This night he had to go
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2020-07-03 12:30
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pulled the clothes of Williams feet. William drew on him but instead he hit his own feet. Boreen leaped up on the rafters and laughed down at (Boreen). William. this strange creature used to live under a bush in Bells field. this was a lone bush and was called Boreen's bush. The people of this day never saw that bush any bigger of smaller. When the bell family died away Boreen disappeared.
There are fairies in Bells house in Ballifore At night they have a candle lie in the corner of the room and would be dancing and singing and amusing themselves. No human beings can be seen. The Masons who built that cottage had a very difficult job. When they would come in the morning, The previous days work would be destroyed. The priest was made aware of this fact and before long he did something with it which banished the fairies until the house was completed, but still they made their way into the room
There are fairies in Kinneaghan at the end of the new road. One night the people of that district were cutting a tree. They were not letting the public know about the work they were doing. The fairies would come out and clap their hands and
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2020-07-03 12:27
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Fare you well river banks, where with school mates I've sported,
And oft lay reclining when tired of play,
And slept to the murmurs of yon limpid waters
That round Stonybetter* meandering stray.
* The banks of the stream flowing at the foot of Killcloughlin Hill.
V
Fare you well Kliiaclaughlan, your whins now in blossom,
And you lonely thatched cottage where oft I did stray
To spend a night cheery, with my lassie near me,
But now I must leave her to cross o'er the sea.
VI
While looking around from this dear spot of ground,
Through the morning's gray mist now I take a last view,
Of the sweet sunny plain where I first met my Jean
Among the green bushes of green Kilnacrew.
VII
Oh green hills of Latchey, (Latsey) I ne'er can forget you,
When afar in the west I in sorrow repine
And dream of companions who yearly assemble
To honour the heroes that fell at the Boyne.
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2020-07-03 12:27
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their own home and that their foot-steps could be seen in the ashes next morning.
36. If you let a comb fall you will hear of a death.
37. When the cally would be made on November's Night the first bit would be put up without any salt.
38. It is not right to go near a river on Whit Sunday as you would be in danger of been drowned.
39. When people are going to a fair someone will throw the tongs after them so that they will have good luck that day.
40. If a person meets a black cat when going a journey he will have good luck for that day.
41. It is lucky a man to come into a house first on New Years Day.
42. If two people wash themselves in the same water they will have a row.
43. If a young girl hangs a head of cabbage behind the door on November's Night the first man which will come in his first name will be the name of her husband.
44. If a priest banishes a ghost he will not live long afterwards.
45. If a persons nose is itchy he is going to have a row with someone.
46. When a persons ear is itchy somebody is talking about him.
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2020-07-03 12:23
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There is a fort in Mr Kelly's field called callinban. Several people believe that the fairy is to be seen yet dressed in white. It was believed long ago that if a person cut a lone tree he would have bad luck always. But I have heard of plenty of people that cut down lone trees and nothing happened. Plenty of men plough in lands where there are forts and nothing happened them. Allthough the people long ago believed some bad luck would happen. Bad luck befell a man by the name of Cristy Dalton Rathnugent for cutting down a tree in a fort about three years ago. All his lambs died the next year.
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2020-07-03 12:22
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In this parish there are four grave-yards namely, Kilcorcoran, Kilroe, Kilmacow, and Kanturk, All are situated in the townland from which the names are derived. All four are round in shape, There are no church ruins in the graveyards. All slope towards the east or south east. The old burial places possess some big trees generally ash. Kanturk graveyard which is not very old has none. In Kilcorcoran and Kilmacow there are very old tombs some dating back to the sixteenth century. The tombs-stones are made of limestone. Celtic Crosses are the designs mostly seen in all local graveyards. The very old stones are plain slabs of limestone.
There are a couple of disused burial places in this district. One at Uillview and another at Fairyhill. These were used in the famine times (1848) as burial grounds connected with the local Poor Law Union.
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2020-07-03 12:21
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Must all unite to chase them.
The farmers who are suffering sore,
And for protection coring,
Would be glad if the devil took the four,
Strong goats of Molly Mourne.
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2020-07-03 12:21
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23. When a cat washes his face, the first person he looks at is supposed to be the first person that will die.
24. It is said that it is not right to touch clay on New Year's Day.
25. If you let your glove fall and pick it up yourself you will get a disappointment.
26. If a person hears a dog crying at night he is going to hear a bad news.
27. If the tongs falls, a visitor you do not like will come in.
28. If you throw out water at night the fairies are supposed to come out and wash their feet in it.
29. The person who gets the ring in the cake on November's Night will get married first.
30. When the cow would calf the people used to put a red string on her tail the way the fairies would not bring her.
31. It is not right to give milk to neighbour on Novembers Day.
32. If a young person goes under a ladder he will not grow anymore.
33. It is not right to cut a bush which grows alone as the fairies are supposed to be under it.
34. If a young person died suddenly it was believed that the fairies had brought him.
35. It was supposed that on November's Night the people who were dead could come back to
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2020-07-03 12:20
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Long ago houses were not built the same as they are now. The walls were built with sandy mud and stones, and they were very thick.
The houses were thatched with straw because there were no slates. The floors were of clay and in every house there was a settlebed, which was kept in the kitchen, and was also used as a seat in the daytime. There were no lamps used then, but they made candles from rushes.
They put back fat on a grissel beside the the fire, and when it was melted they got rushes and took the covering off them, and they dipped them in the gravy and hung them up to dry. They put them in stands and one burned for about then minutes. The windows were very small with iron bars built in.
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2020-07-03 12:18
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and there is a spring well in it. The ruins of the house are all gone.
This is where he was born.
Farewell to the Land of his Birth.
I
T'was in old County Cavan one fine summer's morning
As the bright orb of day was appearing in view.
And the lark had returned from her early devotion,
Her wings dripping wet with the sweet balmy dew.
II
I gazed from her hillsides in fond contemplation
As the wide spreading landscape lay full in my view,
With haunts of my childhood; their fond recollections
And scenes which my infancy tenderly knew.
III
Fare you well, happy fields where in life's early morning
I often have wandered light-hearted and gay.
With the little red robin its wild notes were chanting,
and hawthorn blossoms were scenting the hay.
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2020-07-03 12:18
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In Galmestown there is a fort, (Near) on which the fairies dance every night. Near this fort is a gap which cannot be built. Every night the gap would be knocked down although it would be built the day before. Owen Fert Herberstown would not believe that the fairies used to dance on the fort. So this night he decided to go to the fort and see the fairies himself. When he was a short time at the fort the fairies came out. With them they brought a bullock. They bade Owen to mount a bullock. Owen obeyed and soon he was riding through the green fields in the dead of the night. After some time the bullock cleared a double ditch. When Owen say this he said "You are the best bullock, I have ever seen At that moment the bullock disappeared and Owen was left standing alone in the field. From that night he believed that there were fairies on the fort.
About 50 years ago there was a little man around Ballifor name Boreen. He used to visit a house of Bell's occasionally. When a cow would be calving or when any such thing would be wrong on the farm, he would call the Bells. He would come into the room at night and pull the clothes off your feet. So this night William Bell brought an ash plant into the bed with him. Boreen came and
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2020-07-03 12:16
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In Adamstown at the back of Martin Neills house there is a fort circled with clay and stones. The ruins of an old Chapel are in the middle of the fort. It is said Colm Cill said mass there. In Mr Casey's field there is a fort called Rath Drishóg. It is a big hill circled with rocks. The townland still bears the name Rath Drishóg. In Jack Pigots field, Killeen, there is a high fort surrounded with banks. In the middle of it the fairies tached their little houses with feathers.
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2020-07-03 12:14
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Burrishoole, and the western part of the Barony Murrisk. Umhall was the more level eastern part of the territory.
The name Aicill survives in that part of the Island of Achill and Aicill or Eacail was used to designate what is now the Barony of Murrisk as late as the middle of the thirteenth century. The O'Malley country, however, has been more commonly known as Umhall since the Patrician period. After the de Burg came in 1235 what is present the Barony of Burrishoole, including Achill, was called lower umhall (pronounced ooal). Umhall Lochtrach, N ether or Northern Owal, Owle, Owyll, and other variants of the spelling. The English form is pronounced ool. In Nether Owal was a multitude of small islands in Clew Bay.
Umhall Machtrach, Southern or Upper (up towards Rome) Umhall or Owal, called also Owle Mailly, or owlmale, is the Barony of Murrisk
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2020-07-03 12:12
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People that explored it said that the cave leads from the moat to the fort. There is a fort in Lynam's field and it is called a fairy fort. All around the fort, there are heaps of bushes growing. It is said that the faries lived there long ago. The owners of those forts never interfere with them. I know of people that interfered with forts and nothing happened them. It is said that if you cut a bush in a fort you will have bad luck the whole year.
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2020-07-03 12:12
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There are several weather signs in this part of the country, which tell us about the kind of weather we are to have. If the coal turns blue in the fire it is a sign of forst. If the sun goes down in the sky it is a sigh of wind. When the sun is red in the evening we are going to have good weather. If we see mist on Corduff Mountain, and the mountain looks near us we will have storm.
If there are seagulls in Carrigartha bog it is a sign of a snow storm. If we hear the whistle of the train at Carrickmacross it is a sign of rain. When we hear crickets signing it is a sign of storm. When we hear an ass bray, it is a sign of rain. If we hear the crickets at night it is a sign of rain.
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2020-07-03 12:10
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There is a fort in Middilton [sic] Park and it is called Pancies' fort. It was called that because the faries lived there long ago, and the faries lived there up to a hundred years ago. It is on the top of a hill and can be seen from the road. There is a fort in Tim Carey's land Castletown-Geo. There is a Moat beside the fort and there is a cave in the Moat.
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2020-07-03 12:10
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to his marriage in 1840 was not completed for twelve years after that event. In 1851 he was elected an elder in the Presbyterian church of Enniskiltenand and held the position until his death which occured on Sunday July 16, 1893. The closing remarks in the memorial sermon delivered by Rev. R. M Phalen, B. A., reflected very closely the sentiments of those who knew him best. He said: "Our departed friend had a clear and steadfast hope of a happy life beyond death and the grave, and often spoke and wrote of the bright prospect of meeting friends on "the golden streets of the New Jerusalem.
He was honest, both with himself and with others, intensely industrious, strictly temperate, and always true to his own convictions. He was a man whose advice and example you could safely follow, a poet of no mean order, and a citizen of whom any community might justly be proud.
All that remains now to remind us of this local poet is a patch of land in the townland of Latchey (Latsey) bordering on Bob Ferguson's and James Hoey's land where the grass grows long and green
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(30) Coileán.
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2020-07-03 12:07
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O'Donnell. These two men afterwards fled to America. There were spies looking for them, but the men were never identified. Before this happened, there was a meeting held on Barnycaroll hill one night. Lots were cast. The lots fell on Govin and O'Donnell. Burke was riding in a trap at the time. He was to carry out evictions in Craughwell next day. He was shot from behind a stone wall. His driver was shot also.
Michael Nally was landlord over Meelickmore and Ballykinave.
" Treston " " " Cloontooa.
Austin Crean " " " Ballinvilla. May and November were the times for passing the rent under Aust. Crean.
The power of the landlords was finished at the Irishtown meeting - 1879. - Michael Davitt and C. St. Parnell.
Oromsby had an estate in Ballinamore, Knock.
John Lynch was landlord over Caraun. He was a good landlord. He made his tenants pay heavy rent and he evicted some. All his tenants had to work for him so many days in the year. At night he used to put pots, tables, and chairs behind the door for fear he would be shot. He was a Catholic.
Nolan Farrel was landlord over Logboy and Rockfield.
Lord Dillon " " " Ballinlough and Loughglynn.
Lord Oranmore and Browne " " " Castlemacgarrett. -
Ballindine. Rob Lynch Blas " " " Balla.
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2020-07-03 12:07
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Some other proverbs are as follows
"Make hay while the Sun shines." "A stitch in time saves nine," Proverbs are old sayings and if the people paid more heed to them they would be kept out of danger and out of harm also. They would also teach them to look before they leap.
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2020-07-03 12:06
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There is a fort on John Daly's land in Garthy. One night a man was going from rambling by the fort. Just as he was going by the fort, a big black-cat came out and said "when you go home, tell your Nance-Kang that our Cat's-Kang is dead."
When he went home he told the story. When he had finished, the cat stood up & said, "bad luck from you any-way I'll be late for the funeral." With that, the cat jumped up the chimney and was never seen any more.
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2020-07-03 12:05
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There were always noted mourners asked to the house to cry for the dead. These mourners were always by the bedside throughout the night, crying and lamenting the dead person and singing songs (of praise) through their cries in praise of him or her.
These mourners were always dressed in black and walked behind the hearse to the chapel and graveyard crying all the time.
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2020-07-03 12:05
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Local Poets + their Poetry.
Andrew Montgomery:
This man was the author of poems given here. He was born of Scottish ancestry, in Co Cavan, Ireland, on Friday, January 19, 1809. In 1825 before the days of the ocean flyers, he sailed for America in the "Carrot of Carrolton," arriving at New York after a voyage lasting over four weeks. He spent a year and a half in Patterson, New Jersey, and then removed to London, Canada West where he resisted until 1841. In that year he purchased one hundred acres of wooded land in the ninth concession of the Township of Darlinton, Ontario, and by years of patient toil carved out a comfortable home on which he spent the remaining years of his life. In 1885 he visited his native land, which occasion inspired the lines "Fifty Years Ago". The "Farewell to the Land of My Birth" was written just fifty years previous to this visit. "Midsummer Night's Dream on Scogug Lake" he wrote in 1881 when he was in his seventy second year. "Kneading the Dough" written on an incident previous
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2020-07-03 12:02
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Long ago when a person died all the people of the village gathered to mourn the dead person. They had a strange habit in those times of clapping the dead to heaven saying that if this was done the dead person would never enter heaven.
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2020-07-03 12:00
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It is considered unlucky to remain up late on Saturday night as the story relates. A certain woman who had this habit was working in her kitchen late one Saturday night, when the door opened and in walked a troop of men and strangers who were all strangers.
Wondering who the visitors were, the bean on tige slipped outside, and hastened to the house of an old hag who held secret powers and charms, and told her of her strange visitors.
"No one else by the good people" said the old hag, "and the sooner you get them out the better." When you go back, rush in a terrible fright and say that the fort behind the hill is on fire." Then lock the door, when they go out, put the tongs at the right side of the fire,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:59
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There was a man who had a wife and three children. It was on a Monday morning in Summer he fell out with his wife. He went to hit her with a stick. She ran out on the public road and began to scream. Her husband ran after her and she shouted for help. What she shouted was "Save me, save me John is gone mad" She cried this all down the town at seven o clock.
Another woman met her and said she would save her. It was a queer sight to see the two women fighting one man. Her husband hit the other with a stick. The Guards seperated them.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:58
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While a tear fills each eye so they whisper "good-bye"
And may blessings attend you wherever you roam.
XII
Now the time is in motion, just bound for the ocean,
While the last parting glance makes my bosom to swell,
So adieu evermore, to the sweet Shamrock shore,
And "yon green hills of Latchey "a long fare you well.
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2020-07-03 11:56
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fell to his lot till eventually we find him Master.
All this time poems emanated from his pen - now to the Dublin Penny Readings, now to the Shamrock, to the Irish Emerald, even to Moore's Almanac. But he tired of the monotony and betook himself to the States, where he secured a position in the Boston Pilot. He was a success in his new post, but soon longed to get back to Ireland.
The proprietors of the "Westmeath Independent" (Athlone) employed him on more than one occasion. He sometimes wrote the leading article : he sometimes contributed on some current topic : was employed perhaps in some "room" in that office, but his way of working left nothing to be desired while he had the will to remain at work. Eventually becoming tired of seeking employment from the same sources, he decided on living as best he could by himself, and soon was obliged to betake himself to the workhouse of which he had once been Master.
Appended are a few of his Poems.
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2020-07-03 11:56
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I begged for permission to stay. She'd not listen.
The sweet little lassie said "No sir, No, go"
And when I had vanished, in being thus banished,
My heart staid with Nancy while kneading the dough.
I'm dreaming in fancy I see you sweet Nancy;
Your heart it has warmed and pitied me so;
And now we are rich, in a dainty wee kitchen,
While Nancy, sweet Nancy, stands kneading the dough.
Twelve years soon went past, and I lost my sweet lass;
Then life's sunny morning was soon draped in woe.
But in dreams I oft see her in the little bog shanty,
And hear her sweet strains while she's kneading the dough
I long shall respect her; I ne'er can forget her
Till in death's lonely valley my head is laid low;
And no music on earth is to me so enchanting
As the notes sung by Nancy while kneading the dough.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:55
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They had to give up the idea of stealing the apples.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:54
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Tales are often told of "Dead Hunts" but this one is really true and happened in this parish about 40 or 50 years ago.
One night, two men set out to steal apples from a walled-in garden in Green Mount. However they climbed the call and were just about to steal the apples when they were routed by the noise of a wicket gate.
They decided to hide in the potato stalks and see what would happen. And as they were hiding, a man dressed in hunting clothes passed by.
More dead than alive the men saw him retrace his steps and waited for no more but got over the wall again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:52
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Kneading the Dough.
In brown linen apron she stood in the kitchen;
He sleeves were rolled up, and her cheeks all aglow.
Her hair was coiled neatly, while I indiscreetly,
Stood watching while Nancy was kneading the dough.
None could be neater, or blither, or sweeter,
Or hum a sweet song so delightfully low.
So graceful and slender, true-hearted and tender;
Was my charming sweet Nancy, while kneading the dough.
At last, when she turned from the pan to the dresser,
She espied me , and blushing said shyly, "Please go,
Or my bread I'll be spoiling in spite of my toiling
If you stay here and watch while I'm kneading the dough"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:49
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Wednesday is the beset day for marrying. Frank Kennedy was the last man to get married about two years ago. When the straw men were going home they went up to the top of a big hill and burned the straw. The straw men went to town and brought drink to some house and drank it and they danced and sang all the night. They had motors - cars.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:48
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The Bells of St Marys.
The bells of St. Marys are said to be the sweetest toned bells in Ireland, but they are now said to be lost.
I remember my mother telling a story about the bells of St Mary it was as follows:-
One day she was walking up and down the green with my eldest sister in her arms. (This must have been about 46 years ago) The green ran along-side of the river Shannon about a perch from Thomond Bridge. When she heard the sweetest sound of bell she ever heard in her life and the sound was coming up out of the river. She never forgot it.
St Mary's Cathedral Limerick originally belonged to the Catholics but was taken from them by the Protestants all but the bells which were rescued by some priest who is said to have hidden them underneath the river Shannon. This priest when he died told the secret of their hiding place to another priest before he died _ this priest did the same and on so that if ever the Cathedral is restored to the Catholics they will be able also to restore the bells The bells it is said were wrung once every seven years in their hiding place, and my mother believed it was this she heard so long ago in the city of Limerick.
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2020-07-03 11:48
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In olden times when the people used to be getting married The clothes the Bride used to wear were very long. On that day the people used to race against each other on horses.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:47
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1. There was a marriage in the District not long ago. The best time to get married is in June. They also get a lot of presents and nice presents and nice things. There is always a feast after a wedding. The captain asks for refreshements. Sometimes the wedding lasts three or four days.
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2020-07-03 11:46
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The day of the wedding would be fixed and the fortune would be paid out on the morning of the wedding. The night of the wedding, the strawmen would go to the grooms house and ask refreshments. Tommy Atkinson was the last to get married down here. The strawmen went to his house and they got money. This wedding was held in Belturbet.
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2020-07-03 11:42
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her finger when she is sewing the wedding gown.
9/ It is an unlucky thing to meet a weasel on the road.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:38
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tool called a "dog" for pulling on the tyre for the wheel. Up to about fifteen or sixteen years ago people gave him gifts for his work. When September came he went from house to house gathering stocks of oats. But a union of the smiths came together and they are taking money ever since. John Hopkins is regarded as being strong.
The water in the smith's trough is supposed to contain a cure for warts, and also for epileptic fits.
To cure the latter, it must be stolen or taken unknown to the smith.
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2020-07-03 11:37
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Geofry Burke was landlord of Garryedmond. He was a Catholic and he lived in Galway. He was not a bad landlord. Anyway the landlords had lost most of their power when he became a landlord.
Isodore Burke was landlord of Murneen and Mace. He was a Catholic and used to go to Barnacarroll church to hear Mass. He always carried his gun with him. He used to leave the gun outside the church every Sunday until one day he brought it into the church. When the people saw the gun they refused to hear Mass. The priest told them to hear Mass and not to mind the gun but they still refused. He was a bad landlord. Under his reign, the tenants had a six month's notice to pay the rent. He used to nail a writ on the tenants' doors. There were 32 evictions in Mace one day.
His son, Walter Burke was shot at Craughwell, Co. Galway. His body was left in a vault at Barnycarroll. There is a story told of a man that laughed when the corpse was passing through
Claremorris. All the shutters were up on the windows except his. He was evicted. Fr Corbett C.C. Claremorris was the great cause of Walter Burke being shot. The two men that are suspected for the shooting at Craughwell were: Govin and
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2020-07-03 11:37
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Superstitions
/1 It's unlucky to sweep the house out on new Years Day or you will sweep all your luck away
2/ Its unlucky to lend anything on May day.
3/ Its unlucky to put up an umbrella in the house
4/ Its unlucky to bring up spring water first in the morning on May day.
5/ Its unlucky to put out the ashes after sunset.
6/ Its unlucky to have green on you.
7/ Its unlucky for a magpie to cross the road when you are going anyplace.
8/ Its unlucky for a rabbit to cross the road when you are going anyplace.
9/ Its unlucky to turn back when you are going on a journey.
10/ Its unlucky to clip nails on Sunday.
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2020-07-03 11:37
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The houses in this district were usually made of clar and wattles. The roof was of thatch - either straw or wheaten reed. In those days the farmers usually grew their own wheat, the straw of which was used to thatch houses.
The houses consisted of two or three rooms and the kitchen. Others were made of a smaller kind and consisted of one room and the kitch. It was no strange night to see a settle-bed in the kitchen, when the rooms were to small for the whole household.
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2020-07-03 11:34
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There are four graveyards in this parish one at Crecora, Lemonfield, Killonahan and Boultar.
The land in Crecora slopes to the east, while in Killonahan and Coultar it slopes to the north.
There is one very old vault in Crecora known as the McMurroughs vault. Mc Murroughs wife had died and was buried in Crecora. After her death McMurrough erected a vault over her grave. When himself died he was also buried in vault. Since then he is referred to as "the man who built his own vault".
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2020-07-03 11:34
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I'm a proud man to night and me heart is that light
That me feet quite refuse to keep step and the hound
For I sing of the sound of the ? and the hound
When the saddest owld stages must lep
For I sing the west Carbery Pack
All the hounds in the County they'll whack
and the man must side fast if he would not be last
When he sides with the Carbery Pack
Tis the first of November the opening day
By the Skibbereen Clock they have met
They'll find at Lissard so the knowing one says
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2020-07-03 11:33
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There is one forge in this district owned by john Hopkins. The forge is situated beside a pond called Poll a Mhadaidh. The roof is thatched and the door is rectangular in shape. There is one fireplace in it. The bellows is made of hides and there are pliable pieces of timber going around it. There is a handle to it then and when it is worked up and down it blows the fire. The tools he uses are the hammer, pincers anvil and the rasp. He shoes horses and asses and he makes the hake and cutler for a plough and puts steel on loys[?]. He also fits blades on scythes. The shoeing of the wheel is done in the open air. There is a large slab of cement beside the water with a hole in the middle for the stock of the wheel so that the wheel rests level on it. He uses a
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2020-07-03 11:33
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Superstitions
1/ It is considered unlucky to see one magpie but lucky to see two
2/ It is unlucky to bring into the house a branch of hawthorn or peacocks feathers
3/ It is unlucky to make any change or new move on Saturday. Saturday's flit is a short sit.
4/ If salt is spilt one is supposed to throw a bit across their right shoulder to take away the bad luck.
5/ It is lucky to meet a white horse and if a girl counts them till she reaches one hundred the first man she meets after that may be her future husband.
6/ It is unlucky for seven years if you break a looking-glass.
7/ It is unlucky to walk under a ladder.
duine anaithnid
2020-07-03 11:31
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spot. The workers in the Castle gardens brought the news to Cuiltabuile - Coillre Buaile - that Tatlow was expected on the following day. "Troth and then if he is a cranky bodach you're in for it" said Tom Flynn to Barney Flanagan. "Never mind, I'll play a trick on him" returned Barney.
On the following Monday a gaigin strutted up the path to Barney Flanagan's hovel. His white waistcoat went well with his navy suit and his enormous pot-head was crowned with a shining silk topper.
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2020-07-03 11:30
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By the side of the River on the Leinster side is the Cholera Ground where it is said large numbers were laid to rest when that disease visited our shores. It was an extension of the town Cemetery and the local poet in his musings drew attention of the fact to many who were otherwise unaware of the story, when he wrote
What are these grassy mounds fast by the river
O'er which no sheltering leaf shadows quiver
But where the night wind a wail doth deliver
Mournful and weird as a funeral cry?
Where rankest weeds and bright verdure are growing
Commingled, a type of humanity showing
The pure and the vile all cut down in the mowing
Nurtured alike by the earth, air and sky?
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2020-07-03 11:23
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to cure TB.
Laurel leaves - boiled in fresh lard strained and applied to a burn.
Fresh ivy always given to cows after calving.
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2020-07-03 11:23
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One night two men were coming home from a dance and they were very hungry and they came to an orchard which was surrounded by a hedge. They got a bag and went in through the hedge and filled the bag with apples and they went to the place where they came in and they could not go out because they had the apples. So they went back again with the apples and they went out of the orchard and went home and ate their supper and went to bed and next morning when they got up both of them were lame.
Long age a man lived in Tullycrine named John Flanagan who was sick for a long time and he died. On the day of his funeral his ghost appeared on the wall and started hopping along the wall looking at his own funeral til he was buried.
Peter Paul Moloney.
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2020-07-03 11:22
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Cures were handed down traditionally. Our grandfathers and grandmothers knew cures for all ailments.
Here are a few of them.
Dock-leaf - is supposed to be a cure for a sting of a nettle or a sting of a wasp.
Slánlúg{?} - when chews in the mouth and applied to a cut stops it bleeding.
Dendelion - used as a salad - to purify the Blood.
Yarrow - boiled in new milk used as a cure for Rheumatism.
Marsh Mallow - used for swelling or sprains.
Nettles - used 3 times during March to prevent illness.
Sloes - used for dyeing
Alder-berries - also used for dyeing.
Nettles - used as a cure Murrian in cattle.
Melon-plant - leaves boiled in milk supposed
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:21
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St. Stephens Day ; On this day all the children and young men of this district dress up and go around with the wren. They disfigure themselves in every manner by putting false faces on them, and turning their coats inside out. In the queer old hat which they were they put a crown of turkey or geese fathers. One if the party plays music while the accompanying wren boys dance or sing songs. They get some money from tr people of the house. If they are children they get a piece if the plum pudding, as they go about from house they sing =
"The wren, the wren the king of all birds. St. Stephens day she was caught in the furze.
Although she was small her family was great
Rise up land lady and give us a treat.
Our brogs are worn and our cloths are thorn
Give us some money yo buy some more
Up with the kettle and down with the pan
Give us some money to buy some more
Up with the kettle and down with the pan
Give us some money to buy some more
Up with the kettle and down with the pan
Give us some money to but the wren
Before Christmas the people sing ;-
Christmas is coming the geese is getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man's hat
If you have not a penny a halfpenny will do
duine anaithnid
2020-07-03 11:19
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Long ago the landlords had great power in the country. There are none of them left now. Some of them were shot owing to their cruelty to the tenants. The names of some of the landlords that hold estates in my district are: -
Geofry Burke
Isodore Burke
Audtin Crean
Lord Dillon
Lord de Freyne
Nolan Farrel
Dr. Kelly
Sir Henry Lynch Blosse
William Nally
Lord Oranmore and Browne
Michael Treston
John Trench
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:16
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Then she starts churning. When the butter comes on the churn. She takes up the butter. She puts it into a timber cooler.
Then she makes it into rolls with two wooden spades. She keeps some of the butter for the house. She sells the rest of it.
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2020-07-03 11:15
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gives it to them. We milk them early in the morning. When we milk them we bring the milk into the kitchen. Then my mother strains it. So as to take out any ribs or dirt.
She puts some of the milk into a basin. She leaves it there until it gets sour. When It is sour she skims the cream off it into a bucket for the purpose. In the end of the week she makes a churning.
duine anaithnid
2020-07-03 11:14
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The house was in the middle of the bog it can be seen yet.
A man coming from a wake.
One night a man went to a wake by himself. When he was coming home by himself also a woman came out from under the shelter of a tree dressed in white. She walked with him all the way home without speaking a word. When he was departing from her she struck him across the face and he fell with fear. It was his mother that had been dead for some years.
The Barrel.
Once upon a time there was a man coming home from town on horseback. When he was going down a big hill a barrel rolled before him. The man drove faster and faster and when he went to the bottom of the hill to a stream
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:13
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In (Winter) Summer we churn twice a week. In Winter we only churn once. When my mother is going to churn. She puts the cream into the churn.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:12
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We have two cows. A red and a black. We milk them twice a day. In the morning and in the evening. We get the full of a can and the full of a small can of milk. They eat oats, grass, hay, turnips, potatoes and meal.
They are out in the Summer. But in Winter they are kept in the stable. We bed them with straw and old hay. We tie them with a chain to the manger.
When we are going to bed, My father fills the manger with hay. Then he gets a bucket and cuts up potatoes or turnips. Then he puts meal on it and
duine anaithnid
2020-07-03 11:10
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A field I know
Near Mayo Abbey there is a field which is supposed to be haunted. One evening people went into the same field saving hay when it was nearly dark they got ready to go home. When they thought to get out on the road they could not find the way. The night was as bright as day with the light of the full moon. They had to stay there until about two o'clock that night and then they found their way easily.
Larries House
One night people were playing cards in Larries house. It was on Saturday night and people say it is not right to play cards on Saturday night after twelve o clock.
Some of them were stealing money and good cards. Soon the table turned over and the cards and money fell off it. They had to go home. Every night at twelve o clock the table used to turn over and the chairs. He had to leave the house and go to america. He left the land to Healy.
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2020-07-03 11:09
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Coffin Making: People used to make their own coffins + line them with black cloth.
Drums. Goat skins were steeped in lime until the hair came off + it was stretched + made into drums.
Pens were made from gooses' quills.
Gathered from various people in the district. J. P. P.
Instead of using carts long ago the used what they called "Cordogs" which were wooden boxes which were carried like creels at a donkey's sides. In this the manure was brought out to the fields. The bottoms came out of the cordogs + the manure was let out over the land in this manner.
They used to pound up whins + give this to horses instead of oats.
About 200 years ago they used to harrow the ground with a busk or a piece of a tree tied to the horse's tail.
It is not so long ago since people used to burn their own lime. Many Kilns are yet to be seen through fields.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:06
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When the churning is made people see the butter on the handle of the churn-dash and on the top of the milk. Then the churn is rocked gently to and fro to gather the butter together.
It is taken out by hand and put into a butter dish. It is then washed and the buttermilk taken out of it. It is then salted to preserve it. Then the various parts of the churn are washed. People keep the butter for their own use but where there is not a family it is sold to the shopkeepers. We use the buttermilk for putting in cakes and it is also good to drink it.
P.S.
When the churn-dash is taken out, the Sign of the Cross is made on the mouth of the churn with it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:03
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Crafts.
Candles.
From 50 to 100 years ago people used to make their own candles, firstly of resin (rawsin) which the got from plum trees, + fir trees. These were set in a sconce, complete with snuffers in the middle of the floor + the people of the house sat round it at night skutching flax. The inside of rushes were used as the wick The outer skin was peeled off the rushes.
There are still sconces in some of the country houses.
Later on people made candles of tallow. They bought the tallow + made them at home.
Churn-making. A man who made churns was called a cooper. Hugh Bonnan who is now dead was a cooper in this district There is still another cooper yet living in this district called Sheridan.
Dyeing was also carried on in this district They used a big stone with a hole in it + big metal pots. They got some of their dies from herbs.
Brick-making was carried on in the townland of Kilnacrew on the land now owned by Patrick Cussack. His father used to make them. They burned straw + mixed it with the clay.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:02
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The churn we have at home is about three feet in height and one foot six inches in width. The sides of the churn are sloping. The various parts are the lid which we put on the churn, the churn-dash which is put down into the churn, and the clapper which is put down on top of the lid. The butter is made once a week in Winter and twice in summer. We all help to make the churning. If a stranger comes in he helps a while because people believe he would take the butter if he didn't. It takes an hour to make the churning in Winter and a half and hour in summer. The churning is done by hand. The churn-dash is moved up and down. If the butter is slow in coming on the milk some hot water is put in the churn to hurry it. A grain of salt is taken and some of it is put under the churn, some into the churn and the remainder into the fire saying "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." A quenched coal is put under the churn before you start churning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 11:00
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Long long ago the people used to eat more wholesome food than we do now. They ate plenty of potatoes and butter - milk; in fact they had it every meal of the day. It is said they had only two meals a day, one in the evening and one in the morning.
It was generally bacon they ate. In those days the flour was made from wheat. They used to live much longer lives than we do owing to the wholesome food they ate. We don't eat the things they did; in fact we would think it very plain fare.
They also ate a lot of porridge, we still make it. But we make it a little different, they used to make it so thich that they could get a knife and cut it. They got a dinner plate and not a little saucerful like we do. They sometimes put a big lump of butter in the middle of it. They had a big mug of butter milk beside them and then according as they wanted it they dipped it into the butter milk and ate it.
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2020-07-03 10:57
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Churning.
It was said that some people brought bad luck on a churn or that no butter would come on the milk, sometimes these people were supposed to take the form of a hare + come in while the churning was going on. At this present day it is supposed to bring bad luck on the house for a visitor to come in while the churning was going on + not to take 'a bash at it"
In the district of Seafin an old lady was churning one day. (One person says the name was Pogue another Harrison + another Lindsay) however one day a hare came in and ran round the churn. Some man came on the scene + said to shoot it with a sixpence in the gun. They did this + followed the wounded hare by its tracks of blood through a hole in a wall _ there they found it was an old woman dying of her wounds.
When no butter comes on a certain persons churn they are supposed to have a curse put on it by some person with the ability to do so. Then there were other people who could "cure" this. It is told that one old man who promised to work this cure for some women He brought with him to the house certain
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:51
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sown and ploughed down into the soil to kill red weed.
Crowfoot grows wild in gardens and it has big long white roots.
Dandelion is a weed which grows on ditches. It has a yellow flower on it. Dandelion is good for the liver. Fowl also eat it. Tea can be made out of the leaves and coffee out of the roots. A certain amount if Dandelion flowers are used to make wine.
Sarrell grows in damp land. People eat it but it is very bitter.
Rattlers are weeds on which a little yellow blossom grows on. It has a very strong perfume.
Nettles grow wild everywhere in this district. People boil them and eat them. Nettle beer is made out of them in England.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:50
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small pieces of iron + when there was red he said the person who put the curse on the churn would come into the house. It happened as he said + ever afterwards there was always butter on that churn.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:47
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A True Story.
Long ago people made dumplings out of oatmeal made into balls + boiled with a calf or pig's head. Down near Dirnakesh there lived an old woman with her grandchild On a certain Sunday the child was left to mind the dinner which was of dumplings + a calf's head. When the pot began to boil the dumplings _ the calf's head began to pound up + down in the pot. The child got frightened + ran to the chapel + popped her head in the door. The grandmother espied her + nodded her head for her to go home but the child cried out "You needn't be nodding your head at me for the calf's head is chasing the dumplings round the pot" This happened about 100 years ago. J. P. P.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:46
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doras, an buachaill bocht in a sheasamh ar an treashal ag fannacht leis an doras a beith osgailt.
Thug sé an buachaill bocht isteach san teach agus thug sé h-ata airgeád chuigh an buachaill agus cuaidh sé abháile go sásta leis féin agus bhí a mátair go h-ann sásta leis an rud a rinne an buachaill.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:44
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buachaill an chaoire do ar an h-ata bean stalks.
Cuaidh an créatúre bocht abháíle agus d'innis dé an sgéal ó thús deire do a mhátair. Bhí fearg ar a mhátair agus chaith sí an h-ata bean-stalks amach an bfuinneóg agus thug sí buíle mháith de Seán.
D'eirigh Seán go moch ar maidin, agus ceárdh a bhí ag fás taobh amuigh d'en bfuinnéog acht crann mhór.
Amach lé Seán agus súas an crann leis. Nuair a frith sé bárr an crann bhí teach mór ann agus bhúal Seán cnach ar an doras. Thánaigh jiant amach agus as go bráig lé Seán agus an jiant in a dhiadh. Súas leis arais agus an t-am seo tháinigh bhean chuig an
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:43
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First you get the pig's fat. Then you render it in an oven. Then you get stuff in a box to buy and you mix it all together on the fire for an hour. Then you take it off and let it sit for a night. Then cut it in squares before you use it.
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Basket Making
In olden times the people made all their own baskets and creels. The baskets were made from the sally or willow. The baskets were used for carrying in turf and gathering potatoes. They were round and almost flat. The hoops were made of strong willows, made round inside this hoop there was mostly six ribs and they were woven in and out thickly with fine rods. When shopping basket were made the rods were peeled. Fancy baskets were made of the rods peeled and dyed different colours. The creels were made from course brown sally. The thick rods were stuck down in the ground the shape of a creel then the thin rods were woven in and out until it was finished
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:40
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The most common weeds that grow in this district are : Planting leaf, Slauness, Briscon, Wild Nettle, Lowfoot, Blackheads, Pressue, Crowfoot, Convolvulus, dandelion, cuige, sarrell, rattlers.
Planting leaf is used for putting on cuts as it cools them down and eases the pain. It is also used for kidneys.
Slaunessis a weed on which comes a black flower. It leaves are long and narrow and the veins are parallel in them. It is used for putting on cuts as it cleans them out.
Briscon Though this weed is not real harmful it spreads rapidly. Hens eat them. The edge of the leaf is very deeply indented.
Wild nettle, is a weed in which comes a blue flower. It would sting you very much.
Cowfoot grows in cold land. Formerly it used to be boiled in milk and drank to cure a bad cold.
Blackends grow in meadows. If you cut them when green any animal will eat them. Goldfinches also eat them.
Pressue is a weed about two feet high. It has a yellow flower on it. It will stay in a field for forty years. It is used to make mustard. Tame pressue is
duine anaithnid
2020-07-03 10:40
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Tea
First they boil the kettle and when it is boiled they get a tea-pot and put a few spoons of tea in it. Then they put a coal on the hearth and leave it there to draw. When it is drawn it is put into a cup where sugar and milk is put and then it is ready to drink.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:40
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The most common weeds that grow in this district are : Planting leaf, Slauness, Briscon, Wild Nettle, Lowfoot, Blackheads, Pressue, Crowfoot, Convolvulus, dandelion, cuige, sarrell, rattlers.
Planting leaf is used for putting on cuts as it cools them down and eases the pain. It is also used for kidneys.
Slaunessis a weed on which comes a black flower. It leaves are long and narrow and the veins are parallel in them. It is used for putting on cuts as it cleans them out.
Briscon Though this weed is not real harmful it spreads rapidly. Hens eat them. The edge of the leaf is very deeply indented.
Wild nettle, is a weed in which comes a blue flower. It would sting you very much.
Cowfoot grows in cold land. Formerly it used to be boiled in milk and drank to cure a bad cold.
Blackends grow in meadows. If you cut them when green any animal will eat them. Goldfinches also eat them.
Pressue is a weed about two feet high. It has a yellow flower on it. It will stay in a field for forty years. It is used to make mustard. Tame pressue is
b
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:40
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On the Death of his Beloved Wife.
The long grass now waves o'er her head down by yon wild wood side.
She now lies with the lonely dead the "judgement" to abide;
The house where aft with song and time she cheered the live long day,
Seems now as lonely as the tomb at misty morning gray.
Her tuneful voice I hear no more whose soft enchanting tones
Can ne'er resound upon my ear nor cheer me when alone,
Those pleasing notes I hear no more as I approach the door,
No gentle step familiar yet that lightly pressed the floor.
The vacant chair sits lonely there, the children now at rest,
And no kind word to greet my ear, all's silent now as death,
These tender babes no more shall see a smiling mother's face.
No more they'll nestle on her knee to seek a kind embrace.
But other hands less tender for their wants shall now supply,
Yet few can act a mother's part or sooth them when they cry;
There verdant fields have lost their charms since she has gone away,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:37
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Bhí buchaill ann úair amháin agus ní raibh san teach scht í féin is a mháthair.
Bhí siad go h-ann daidbhir. An lá áiraidte seo, dubairt an mháthair leis an bhó a thabairt chuig an aonach ní raibh rud ar bith aice air an bó.
Acht amháin cuaidh sé cuigh an aonach agus thanaig sé suas chigh fear. Diarraidh an fear an bó a tobhairt dó ar caoire. Thug an bucaillíní bocht an bó dhuit annsin frit sé fear eile agus bhí h-ata bean-stalks aige. Thug an
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:34
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Tackney's Flax Hole.
A Mr + Mrs Tackney were once coming home from the fair of Bailieboro 60 years ago + they had had too much strong drink, but still they stopped at Newbridge (or Canningstown as it is called) + went into the public house there for some more drink.
Then they proceeded on their way down the road with another man as passenger in the cart with them who was also drunk. There was no hedge between the flax hole and the road then between Latsey School + Mr Griers but at the other side of the road + as the horse + cart went along too close to the flax hole Mr + Mrs Tackney tumbled out into the water + having lost all power of themselves were drowned but the horse + other driver went on + never were heard of from that day to this. The next day the bodies were discovered + left up at the public house until their friends claimed them
That place has been called Tackney's Flax Hole ever since. It is said by some that their ghost is sometimes wandering round that spot.
Received - Various persons.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:34
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will you do without me when I die?" This day Biddy plucked the feathers off a turkey. Then she let the turkey go around the house. The man seen the turkey and he asked Biddy. "Whats that?" Biddy said it was that death coming for him.
This man said to the death. "Bring Biddy this time instead of me."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:31
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Once upon a time there was a man who had two cows. They used to have a lot of milk. One day he started to complain of all the milk. They had. The first cow started to get dry bit by bit until she was dry completely. Then the other cow got dry the same way. Then he had no cow to complain of.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:29
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Bread is the chief food used in these islands, but it was not always used.
Bread was first made from oats, but now it is usually made from wheaten flour. The oats was grown locally and then it was taken to the nearest mill to be ground to flour. There were hand mills used locally, and one is still in use in Ballagh for making oaten meal.
Potato cakes were very frequently made and are still, although they are not so common. Enough bread was baked for three or four days at the time. When the cake is put in the oven a cross is always marked on it across the whole length and breadth of the cake. The reason that is done is it helps the bread to rise, and when the bread is baked, it can be easily cut into sections.
The pot that the bread was baked in is usually called a pot - oven and the bigger one a bastable
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:29
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(1) The one that gets the bit of flesh the foal has in his mouth before he is born. They will have luck for the year.
(2) If a man was going anywhere. It is lucky to give him a two shilling piece. Because there is a cross on it.
(3) It is not lucky to buy a sheep with the price of a cow, horse, or pig. But it is lucky to buy anything with the price of a sheep.
(4) When a man is going to the fair it is lucky to give them the price of eggs.
(5) If a weasel crosses before you on the road. It is said you will have luck all the day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:26
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(1)home with me.
Ans.....A thorn
(2)If twenty five carts went up the road one after the other what time would it be? Ans twenty four after one.
(3)What's the most useless thing you could have in your pocket.
Ans- A hole
(4) Its black and white and red all over
Ans- A news paper
(5) Which of the gray goose or the white goose is the gander? - - none
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:25
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Dandelion is very healthy. From it a syrup can be made. Biolar when boiled with meat is very nice and is found on the brinks of rivers. Praiseac Buidhe grows through the oats. The people long ago tried to cure every disease with herbs.
The following is an old verse:-
For every evil under the sun,
There is a remedy or there is none,
If there is one try and find it
If there is not never mind it.

Told by:-
John J. Casey (Farmer)
Shanacool
Killerk
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:23
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into the furrows. If weeds grow between the potatoes they are scuffled with a scuffler in order to leave the growth to the potatoes.
Next they are landed. Then they are sprayed twice or thrice to prevent the blight from harming them. A barrel of spray is made from a pound of washing soda and a pound of blue-stone. The washinggsoda is put through the blue stone in order to counteract the poison that is in the blue-stone. The blight is a disease which appears in black spots on the leaves of the stalks.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:22
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the house. They had a long hook. When the woman was turning the goose. The people put down the hook and brought the goose with them. The woman never said anything because she thought it was the fairies brought her.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:21
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I ran and I caught It.
I sat and I searched it.
I couldn't find it and I had it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:21
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Once upon a time there was a woman who believed in the fairies. One day she was baking a cake. The ovens they had were very small and the cakes used to rise up to the lid.
When she looked at the cake. It was stuck to the lid. The woman thought it was the fairies that brought it. Then she put down an other cake. When she took the lid off the cake. To her surprise she saw the two cakes stuck together.
An other day she was frying a goose. There was people on the roof of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:20
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Next comes the spreading of the potatoes which is the childrens job. Each one has on a bag apron with a piece of string or cord tying it at the back. The sgiollains have to be sown nearer to the left hand side of the drill than to the right. In the way that the pinch of earth covers them better. They are sown about half a foot apart.
In front of some houses are haggards on which ridges of potatoes are sown. Long ago the people "pinched" the drills with shovels and spades. This work would almost break ones back. Nowadays the people have only to take off the board of their plough put a piece of a bag on it instead and pinch their drills without the least bother at all. The people used wooden ploughs long ago but they were no good. The iron ones were far better.
Then the drills are closed with the plough and horses. By closing the drills means putting the earth in around the drills.
Then the drills are bush-harrowed or knocked to let the earth
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:18
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There are a lot of beggars in this district. Their names are Hughston, Sherlock, and Mrs Sherlock. There are many others but I do not know their names. They go about from house to house begging charities.
They get salt, sugar, tea, flour, eggs, soda, new milk and butter milk. Some of the beggars get money and clothes from the shopkeepers. When they get milk they say "God Bless" the cows". When they get tea, sugar, and all them things. They say "God Bless" the givers".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:12
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Bread is the chief food used in these islands, but it was not always used.
Bread was first made from oats, but now it is usually made from wheaten flour. the oats was grown locally and then it was taken to the nearest mill to be ground to flour. There were hand mills used locally, and one is still in use in Ballagh for making oaten meal.
Potato cakes were very frequently made and are still, although they are not so common. Enough bread was baked for three or four days at the time. When the cake is put in the oven a cross is always marked on it across the whole length and breadth of the cake. The reason that is done is it helps the bread to rise, and when the bread is baked, it can be easily cut into sections.
The pot that the bread was baked in is usually called a pot - oven and the bigger one a bastable
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:12
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softened and when they are fine and strong they are landed that is the plough has to be run over the furrows again to press the earth up against the stalks. This finishes the cultivation of the potatoes. About the end of June the stalks have to be sprayed to prevent the blight. Blight is a disease which attacks the potato stalks and rot(t)s them.
Preparing the soil for sowing Potatotes.
In the month of February the land is ploughed. It is not then touched for a month of so. Then it gets a second ploughing to break the hard sods of earth. Next it is rolled and harrowed five or six times to make the earth brittle last of all the drills are opened.
It is then that the woman of the house is busy. it is she that has to cut the seed into"[?]sgiollains" to spread. The small potatoes are cut in two parts while the bigger ones are cut in four parts. An "eye" has to be left in each "[?]sgiollain" out of which the new potatoes grow.
duine anaithnid
2020-07-03 10:06
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I'm a proud man to night and me heart is that light
That me feet quite refuse to keep step and the hound
For I sing of the sound of the ? and the hound
When the saddest owld stages must lep
For I sing the west Carbery Pack
All the hounds in the County they'll whack
and the man must side fast if he would not be last
When he sides with the Carbery Pack
Tis the first of November the opening day
By the Skibbereen Clock they have met
They'll find at ? so the knowing one says
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:05
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Potatoes
There is more care taken of the potato-crop than any other sown in the farm. We sow about three quarters of an acre of potatoes every year. We have a small garden near the house where we sow Land Leaguers.
My father ploughs the garden and opens it into drills every year. The early variety of potatoes are sown about the first week of March. The seed potatoes are first cut and are called [?]"sciollans". When they are cut a few days they are spread on the drills about twelve inches apart and are covered up with an inch of fine earth taken out of the side of the drill. This is called "bubbing". When they are bubbed the farmyard manure is spread over them and after that they get a dressing of artificial manure. The drills are then closed with the plough.
The stalks are then levelled on the top to make a proper bed for the stalks. When they are two or or three inches high they have to be
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 10:04
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Up to fifteen years ago a big dance was given in the brides home after the marriage.
Sometimes the dance was held in the barn and all the guests sang and recited in their turn.
Sometimes on returning home form the Church the bride sat on the pillon behind her husband. She had a special stirrup for herself and a hold for her hands.
The local boys who were not invited to the marriage used to dress up in all kinds of old clothes and visit the brides home during the night when the fun was at its height. They asked for drink and if they did not get some they usually kicked up a great row. They were known locally as "Straw-Boys".
After a while they came in and danced around with the guests.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 09:59
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the giving of a share of money and a cow or horse thrown in.
About 1840 people were married in their own homes.
After the marriage the people threw rice at the newlyweds and they drove off in a side-car or common cart with several old boots and shoes tied to the back.
Then the sport used to be returning from the Church. The people raced for the brides house as hard as ever they could and whoever reached the house first got a kiss from the bride. Some men were noted as winners of races from the Church after the wedding and their horses were the talk of the parish.
There is a man still alive in Ballyfaskin, Anglesboro, Co. Limk called Michael McGrath and the bride who sat in his car on her way to be married was always and is still known to be lucky and is always the mother of a large family.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 09:56
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is a trough for water at the back of each house into which rain falls and stays, until needed.
In the time of the Free Emigration all the children of a family except one (who stopped at home to work on the farm) went to America.
I lived in the townland of Shannacool in the parish of Kilone in the barony of the Islands. There are only two houses in it and one of those is unocccupied. It belonged to a family called Cunneen who sold out their place about twenty years ago. It was purchased by a man named Michael Hogan Lisheen.
In olden times there were about ten houses in Shannacool but most of the houses were made of mud and are knocked now. A great many of the people who lived in them emigrated to America and Australia. The cost of the passage to Australia at that time was only five pounds. Very few of these people could afford to pay the five pounds but a boy of the Henchy's
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 09:55
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staff was stuck and the churn full of butter.
There lived in Killerk a man named Michael Corry. May night they were making a churn. One of the neighbours came in on [?]"cuaird". It happened later on that one of the household went out and was surprised to find a tincan of water outside the door. She returned and related what she had seen. The churn was made at this time but was not opened. No sooner did the neighbour hear this than he left and brought the tincan with him. When the churn was opened they could not do anything with the butter as it was rotten. It was the neighbour that brought the water from Corry's well in order to bring them bad luck.
There was once a man called Flynn, living in Ballyea. He was enchanted and every May Eve he turned himself into into a hare and went around sucking the neighbour's cows. His neighbours found out this and watched him one night. As they passed a cow-house out jumped a hare. A grey-hound was let loose after him and almost overtook him. There was a hole in the wall near the door of Flynn's house. Through
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 09:55
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In olden times people did not eat nearly as many meals as they do now, and that may "account for the fact that they lived longer, and were a good deal stronger than the people of the present generation.
They usually had two meals, one early in the morning and one before going to bed and if they were working in the fields, they brought a couple of thick slices of bread with them, and they had a drink of water from the nearest well. Potatoes and milk were taken at practically every meal, and the potatoes were thrown in a heap on the middle of the table. The milk usually drunk was buttermilk as it was considered to be very wholesome.
Meat was very seldom eaten; unless bacon or a wild animal such as a rabbit or a hare. Before tea became common a drink made from dandelions was frequently used. Oaten meal broth was also common as well as being very wholesome.
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2020-07-03 09:54
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only the flame. He continued saying Mass after some time the flame disappeared and the woman was there as if nothing had happened. When the priest had gone the man started churning again and succeeded. It was thought that it was a neighbour who was supposed to work charms that caused it.

There was once a woman who had five or six cows. One day she went making a churn but try as she would she could not make it. She had to give it to calves and it was the same for a whole year. One day she said she would make it for the last time and if she did not succeed she would not try any more. She failed so she left the churn up near the wall. Not long after the door opened and in walked a little woman. She asked why was the churn left up and was told. "Tis one of your neighbours that's bringing your butter from you" said she "and maybe I could do something for you", she left the house and returned later bringing weeds. These she boiled in a saucepan, then she put a drop of the water into the churn and began to make it. Before long the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 09:53
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prevent having soft butter.
Before separators came into use the new milk was put in pans which were kept in "stillions" - (s) in the bedroom sometimes. After being set for twenty four hours the cream which had risen to the top was skimmed off with the fingers and butter made of it. The skimmed milk was given to the calves. The people wrapped a cloth around lumps of butter dug holes in bogs and buried the butter there where it kept fresh until they wanted it. These lumps are often dug up in bogs even at the present day.
The following is a story about churning:
There was man one time who had a lot of cream. When he went to make the churn he could not and try as he would it failed him each time. He got very angry in the end so he left it by the wall and sent for the priest to have Mass said in the house. During the principal part of the Mass a great flame of fire shone about the man he shouted loudly. The priest looked around but could not see nothing
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 09:49
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The name of my townland is Upper Aghern. It is in the parish of Conna. It is bordered by four other townlands namely, Lower Aghern, Ballymurphy Ballytrasna and Francistown.
There are eleven families living in my townland and thirty six people. There are also three old people living in my district, namely Mr William O' Sullivan, Miss Tresa MacSweeney and Mr Patrick Carey. Two have a slight knowledge of Irish. Mr William Sullivan has an ecellent knowledge of Irish and English history both ancient and modern.
Houses were more plentiful in my district long ago than now, Some of the people in my district long ago are dead[?] and some gone to America.
There are two big ancient castles build near Mrs Bowles of Aghern, House which is a big gentleman's residence. Also the bowl which Fionn Maccoul[?] used as a wash basin and the stone with which can be found at Aghern House. The is also an old mill near Aghern House and[?] Aghern Bridge is near it. There is also
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 09:47
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1. John Kilmartin who lived in Lackendarra, Anglesboro', Co. Limk. in the year cir. 1875 was a weaver. Had a loom of his own.
2. Marriages took place in my young days from the 6th of Jan. to Shrove Tuesday. Friday, Monday and Wednesday were unlucky days on which to get married.
Matches were made by a professional matchmaker who arrived with "an account of a match" and a bottle of whiskey in his pocket. When he placed the bottle on the table the people of the house knew what brought him and they got down to business.
The matches were fixed by
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 09:46
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Bride Park, it is said that there was a park in which sports of all kinds and football and hurling were played.
People used come from far and near to spend their Sunday playing there. The townland Bride Park is named after this park.
Most of the houses are thatched but some are slated. Each house has one family.
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2020-07-03 09:44
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On the northern side of Conna Parish. On the Conna and Bally Duff road lies the beautiful fertile townland of Bride Park. It is a very high townland lightly populated. It has one river it can call it's own, running through the boggy surface of a valley which drains most of the townland.
Over this river is a hill at the left of which when you go over it, you find yourself in the valley of the Bride. Near by is the junction of the Bride with the other river I have already alluded to. The name of this stream is the Collat[?]
From what I have already said you can see that the townland is well watered. It has another river also which joins the Collar-Trom[?]. Besides there are many spring wells. It has nine families, three old people one of whom has the gift of story telling whose name is Mr Regan Bride park. The population was about twelve families about thirty years ago.
It has a good many ruins of old houses and one church ruin. About two hundred years ago, on the banks of the Bride, which is in
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Nuair a théigheann an lá 'un faideacht, geibheann an fuacht níos laidre

Ní dhéanann faínleog amháin an Samhradh

Vessels large may venture more
But little boats should keep near the shore

Gnidheann an riachtanas gach rud go maith
Saoghal aoibhneach an rud is mí-aoibhne sa domhan
Ní théigeann an bhuaidh i gcomhnuidhe leis an té is laidre
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Dá d-tuiteadh fód mónadh as an teine creidtear go d-tiocaidh cuairteór go dtí an teach.

Dá d-tuiteadh scian ó'n m-bórd creidtear go d-tiocaidh fear ar chuairt go dtí an teach.

Dá d-tuiteadh spúnóg ó'n m-bord creidtear go d-tiocaidh bean ar chuairt go dtí an teach.

Dá d-tuiteadh gabhlóg ó'n m-bórd creidtear go m-béidh neamh-shásacht san d-teach sin.

Dá d-tuiteadh fód mónadh as an teine creidtear go d-tiocadh cuairteór go dtí an teach.

Dá d-tuiteadh scain ó'n m-bórd creidtear go d-tiocadh fear ar cuairt go dtí an teach.

Dá d-tuiteadh spúnóg ó'n m-bórd creidtear go d-tiocadh bean ar cuairt go dtí an teach.

Dá d-tuiteadh gabhlóg ó'n m-bórd creidtear go m-beadh neamh-shásacht san d-teach sin.
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2020-07-03 09:31
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In Garrynagoul Bally Duff Co. Waterford. There is a farm locally known as Cashmans. There was a barrack there long ago on the side of a boreen which was a road in those days, with cottages built on the side of the road. Near was a lios which is now in a field next to the barrack field, for the field is called after the barrack. In one of these cottages a protestant lived he could look out his window and see a jar of gold uner the ground.
Another story is told about this lios.
One day a man was working near the lios at at white thorn bush. He looked round and saw a little man who spoke to him in Irish "The sooner you leave this place the better for you." The man gave a look around him and looked again at the spot were the little man was, and found him gone.
These stories are told by Mr Wm Cashman Garrynagoul, Ballyduff, Co Waterford. Age about sixty seven years.
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2020-07-03 09:26
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the rest and to throw back the ball and who ever gets the ball is to put it behind their back and then she should call queeney. Then the person should turn around and name the person who has the ball and if it is the wrong person is named the person who has the ball is to go up with the ball and continue playing.
Blind man's buff which is an indoor game is played by all children in the long winter nights, it it played by tying a handkerchief around a persons eyes and then the rest are to go ahide in some corner of the kitchen and the person who is blindfolded is to go and search for the people who are gone ahide and who ever he finds first should then be blindfolded.
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2020-07-03 09:23
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1) An té a bhuailfeadh mo mhada, bhuailfeadh sé mé fhéin.

2) Bíonn cloch reatha gan caonach
3) An té is mó cainnt, sé is lugha obair
4) Chloisfeadh sé fhéir ag fás
5) Tagann sí gan iarraidh mar an droch-aimsear
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6) An té a iomchurann a chóta lá tirm, ní bhíonn sé aige lá tirm.

7) Dá fhaid an oidhche tagann an lá
8) Is maith an t-annlann an t-ocras
9) Dubhairt bean liom go ndubhairt bean léithe
10) Beagán agus a rádh go maith
11) Bíonn an fhirinne féin searbh
12) Tús maith leath na h-oibre
Fuaír mé iad ó Áine Nic Phleamonn, Garrdha Éamonn
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2020-07-03 09:21
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There are several games played around my district. The most common ones are, skipping, picky, nigger boys, spy, queeney, the devil and the angel, steps of london, cuckoo, nuts of May, and the Irish and the English soldiers, All those are outdoor games. There are also some indoor games such as blind man's buff and several others.
Skipping which is played by all schoolchildren is a very attractive game. To play it two people should twist a rope, and then several people go into the middle of the rope. Some words are said while skipping such as "A tinker, a tailor, a soldier, a sailor, a rich man, a poor man, a beggar man, an officer, a lord, a prince, a jew, a Scothchylander, dressed in blue, lost his petticoat at half past two."
Picky is a very simple game. It is played with a stone. There should first be drawn a square with six beds in it and then you hop from bed to bed with your stone.
Queeney is played with a ball. One person is to stand away from
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2020-07-03 09:20
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their dwelling now. The island is only about a couple of hundred square yards in size. Between the two banks of earth is a dyke full of water.
About fifty years ago the lake was much cleaner, and boats were kept on it. There were fish in it, but I never hear of any being caught in it now. I suppose this is because it is gradually filling up with weeds and water plants.
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2020-07-03 09:12
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cows would make with their "crúbs". She used to go into no field but the fields she thought that good cows for milk would graze in. When going to any house she would have those bits of dirt with her. She would know the house that would keep good butter.
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2020-07-03 09:10
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Some years ago there was a man alone in a house with himself. Anyhow one day he was churning about ten minutes a red-haired woman came in out of the village. She stayed there for about two-hours and never took the churn-dash. At last she went out again. He was churning for about four hours after that and there was no sign of the butter breaking. After awhile he said that she must have brought the butter with her.
Later on some people used to see her up very early in the morning. One morning this man got up early and saw her out in the fields picking up the dirt that the
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2020-07-03 09:08
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be jumping with pain and this is how they cured it. They got a dog leaf and laid it to the spot burned and that also cures the sting.
Here is another cure which people often used. Suppose a boil happened to break out on a person he mixes sulphur and cream of -tartar together and they say it is the only cure for them.
Some of the old people say if there are seven boys without any girl between them in one family the seventh son is called the "doctor", It is said that he can cure a pain int the head.
The cure for a headache is when we get up early for three mornings and wash our faces in cold water the pain will go.
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2020-07-03 09:08
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The Marl Bog Wood is situated near the Dundrum School in the townland of Garryduff West, parish of Ballintemple. It is so called because its soil is soft and rich. In the centre of this wood is a large boggy lake locally known as the duck - pond, because of the number of wild ducks that are to be found there.
To get to the far side of the pond you go along a path leading from the road past the nursery. After walking about three - quarters of a mile you come to the edge of the lake. The island can then be seen only a few yards from the bank. The only means of getting across is to put some long logs of timber into the shallow water and walk across those balancing yourself with poles.
Around the island are two rings or banks of clay. Growing on it are very old yew and pine trees. There are wild ducks', pigeons' and pheasants' nests on it. Hundreds of years ago people were supposed to be living on this island, but there is no trace of
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2020-07-03 09:06
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Put garlic under your foot in your boot you wont take either Fever, Measles, or Scarletena.
The Ferret's leavings is a cure for the whooping - cough.
Put apiece of tobbaco into the mouth and it will cure the toothache.
The seventh son or the seventh daughter can cure ring-worm
Of a gold ring is rubbed of wild-fire it would go quickly.
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2020-07-03 09:04
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The old people have many cures. Here are some of them.
If a person was infected with warts this is the best method they have to cure them. They would hand a snail from the branch of a tree and leave it there for some time, and gradually the warts go.
This is another example of cures, for instance, for a burn: they would cut a potato in slices and place one slice to the burned spot and it brings it back to perfect order again.
Suppose a nettle stings a person he would
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2020-07-03 09:03
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The greater part of the land is good but some of it is boggy. There are not many old people in the town-land and they do not tell stories or speak Irish. There are about 160 people in the town-land altogether.
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had left off school.
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the master would get clover and give it to the boys to scatter around on the place they had the rye or wheat or oats or barely before that. They would not dig it at all for this, They would leave it as it was.
There would be great hay the next year then. The boys would cut it and bring it to the master's house. They sowed nothing again after that.The master had retired and there was another master in his place and he had not the same rules and it made things different and the older boys that used to do those things
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attention to those not to let the weeds grow in them on any account. The master himself would pull the vegetables. He used not pull them all at once. Every evening when he would be going home he would bring a lot of them with him. The next year again the boys would dig the soil and sow barley or wheat or oats or rye. One year they might sow oats or barely and the other year wheat or rye. When the time for cutting came the boys cut it with reaping-hooks and brought it to the master's house. They got only half - hour every day at those things. Then the next year the
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2020-07-03 08:47
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bags and then give them to the teacher John Joyce who was the teacher that time in Lankill school. The next year again the boys would dig up the drills they had for the mangolds and turnips the year before. They would dig it up again and make big ridges for cabbage.They would sow cabbage and take good care of it too. When it would be time for pulling it they would get they bags ready and pack the cabbage into the bags and give it to the master. The next year again they would sow vegetables of every sort and they would give special
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2020-07-03 08:35
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they would start firing lumps of clay at one another until they would be all covered with clay. When the master would come out again they would stop. When they would have the clay broken up as fine as powder they would drill it with their shovels and they would sow mangolds and turnips. They would make the drills one day and then the next day they would sow the mangolds and turnips. They would look after them then until they would be fit for pulling. Then they would pull them and knock the clay off them and put them into
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2020-07-03 08:31
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In the year eighteen eighty the boys of Lankill school had to learn agriculture. The half-hour after play the boys would go out to the yard. The master would be out after them after he gave work to the other small ones in the school. He allowed them to till half their own yard. One day they would dig it up. Then the half-hour would be up and they would not be let to it again until the next day. After play the next day they would go to it again and they would break the lumps of clay with their spades. When they would get the master gone into the school
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2020-07-03 08:25
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1. Where is there a shoemaker that can make a shoe without leather, four elements put together, Fire, water earth and air, and every customer gets two pairs.
A horse.
2. As black as soot and soot it is n't, as white as snow, and snow it is n't. It hops on the road like a marble stone and a marble stone is it n't.
What is it.?
A magpie
3. If doh, me, soh, went into the asylum. If doh, soh came out, who was within.?
(Me)
4. What animal goes in four feet in the morning, two in the midday and three in the evening.
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2020-07-03 08:21
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5. If a man falls off a high wall, what does he want against.
His will.
6. Why do men make an oven in a town.
Because the cannot make a town in an oven.
7 How many calves tails would it take to reach the moon.
One of it was long enough.
8. Why is a Christmas pudding like a swiftly running river.
A Christmas pudding is full of currants, while a swiftly running river is also full of currents.
9. If a man had twenty patches on his pants what times is it.
x A grey goose and a white goose which of them was the gander.
Notte of them
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2020-07-03 02:34
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The bread was baked in a “Dutch” oven or as it is often called a “pot’-oven. In earlier times baked in front of the fire standing against a wooden support.
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2020-07-03 02:32
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The bread eaten long ago was oatmeal bread, wheatmeal bread, Indianmeal bread, leaven bread and potato cakes.
The ingredients used in making oatmeal bread are, oatmeal, salt and breadsoda and wetted with butter-milk. The same things are used in making wheatmeal bread only wheatmeal [?] used of oaten. Potato cake is made by boiling potatoes and mashing them very fine and minxing them with flour, breadsoda and salt and wetted with buttermilk.
In making leaven bread the leaven was put before the fire in a dish for about two house and when it had risen some of it was taken and put away for the next cake.
Then the dough is mixed with wheatmeal and breadsoda and baked for about an hour.
A cross is put on the cake so that it would not crack.
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2020-07-03 02:20
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The houses of long ago were thatched. The wheaten straw which made the thatch was got from the farmer. There was a bed at the wall in kitchen of all these houses. The fire place was generally at the gableend. The front of the chimney was built of yellow clay.
The old floors were made of yellow clay and sand. Half-doors were very common formerly, but they aren’t so common nowadays. There are several reasons why they were used, and here are a few of them.
In the first place they were very useful for letting in light, as the windows then were very small. Another reason is because they kept the fowls out from the kitchen.
Turf and wood were used long ago for fire. Rush lights were used for giving light at night. Candles were never made locally.
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2020-07-03 02:05
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grave-yard.
Local families still use certain grave-yards because they like to be buried where their fore-fathers lie.
Long ago when a person was buried his friends would watch his grave in the night-time for about three weeks, for fear that a party of men called the “Sack-Them-Ups” would come and lift up the corpse and sell it to city hospitals, for the young students to practice on.
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2020-07-03 02:02
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There are six graveyards in this parish. Their names are Port, Dunany, Clonmore, Dysart, Salterstown and Drumcan. The townlands they are in are Port, Dunany, Clonmore, Sgeagmore, Salterstown and Dillonstown. They are all still in use. There is only one of these grave-yards round in shape, and that is Salterstown. There are the remains of old churches in the following grave-yards, Port, Clonmore, Dunany, Dysart and Salterstown.
None of the local grave-yards is level. When a grave is filled in, there is some clay left over, because the coffin has taken its place, and this clay is heaped over the grave. There are trees growing in Salterstown, Dunany, Clonmore, and Port grave-yards. None of these grave-yards contain any old monuments, but Dunany contains an old tomb and people are buried in it.
All the present grave-yards are in use. The unbaptized children are buried in a special corner of the
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2020-07-03 01:15
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of Nic Halligan.
A famous king who proved to be a match for the Danes in this district died here and was buried in on of the graveyards, whether in the village one or in the one in White House it is not known. The rath overlooking the village from the south known as Doyles Rath is thought by some to mark his resting place.
The King referred to is Aedh Finnliath (Hugh of the Yellow Beard). According to the Chronicon Scotorum he "died at Druim inasglainn on the 12th of the Kalends of December on the 6th day of the week (i.e. 21st Dec) 879"
[Photograph] - Dromiskin House (The residence of Mr. H. P. Loftie, J.P. built on or near the Site of the ancient Primates' Palace).
(Photo by Mr. Loftle)
[Photograph] - Celtic Cross, Dromiskin Churchyard.
(Photo by Mr. H. G. Tempest)
Cross now erected over grave of Fr. Lassless P. P. Kilcurry, Dundalk.
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of Nic Halligan.
A famous king who proved to be a match for the Danes in this district died here and was buried in on of the graveyards, whether in the village one or in the one in White House it is not known. The rath overlooking the village from the south known as Doyles Rath is thought by some to mark his resting place.
The King referred to is Aedh Finnliath (Hugh of the Yellow Beard). According to the Chronicon Scotorum he "died at Druim inasglainn on the 12th of the Kalends of December on the 6th day of the week (i.e. 21st Dec) 879"
[Photograph] - Dromiskin House (The residence of Mr. H. P. Loftie, J.P. built on or near the Site of the ancient Primates' Palace).
(Photo by Mr. Loftle)
[Photograph] - Celtic Cross, Dromiskin Churchyard.
(Photo by Mr. H. G. Tempest)
Cross now erected over grave of Fr. Lassless P.O. Kilcurry, Dundalk.
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2020-07-03 00:58
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Lamb - Come Lammie; Come Lammie.
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In this great farming area there are many farmers' houses and around the latter there are many domestic and farm animals.
The owners sometimes have trouble getting the animals to come for food and to avoid confusion they call each variety by a different call. The following is a list of the animals and the calls used by their owners when calling them for food:-
Name - Call
Cow - Chee; Chee; Chee.
Calf - Suckie; Suckie; Suckie.
Cat - Pooish; Pooish; or Pussy; Pussy
Hen - Juckie; Juckie; Juckie.
Turkey - Bee; Bee; Bee (biadh)
Chicken - Butchy; Butchy; Butchy.
Duck - Weech; Weech; Weech.
Goose - Goosey; Goosey; Goosey.
Sow - Huraish; Huraish; Huraish.
Bonham - Gorry; Gorry; Gorry.
Dog - A whistle or Heah; Heah (here) or a sound like "click".
Goat - Kiddie; Kiddie; Kiddie.
Horse - Pshow; Pshow; Pshow.
Donkey - There are few donkeys around but the usual sound is "come".
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2020-07-03 00:31
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and puts them into pits there, but he often puts them in pits in the field. He generally makes a pit in the following manner.-He digs an oblong hole about the depth of nine inches in the place where he intends making the pit. Into this he puts the potatoes, and when it is full he arranges them carefully. On them he puts straw, wheaten straw generally, because it is the strongest and best. He puts clay from around the pit on top of it, coming to a point at the top when this is done his potatoes are safe from frost and snow. If the potatoes fail again. I do not think we need fear another famine,but they are still the staple food of the people especially from the country
[Drawing] - Potato Pit
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2020-07-03 00:28
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ground, so that there will be no lumps whatsoever in it. If there is any scutch grass in it he then gathers it into heaps and taks it away in a cart. Then he harrows the soil, making it very fine. it is then ready for opening the drills. This is done with a double plough, which has a board on each side of the frame, and by these the soil is thrown on either side forming a drill. For early potatoes the drills are made about two feet apart, and for the main crop they are made about twenty-eight inches apart. The distance between the drills is regulated by what is known as a marker, which when projecting from the side of the plough marks the centre of the next drill.
Having opened the drills his next duty is to put out and spread the manure. Sometines the farmer shakes artificial manure on the ground. Some use Gurno others Nitrate of Soda, or perhaps both mixed. Some peole put plenty of this manure on the ground, but others believe that too much may perhaps make the potatoes big, but it also makes them wet. I, myself, believe that there is nothing like plenty of farmyard manure for both soil and crop.
The manure being spread the task of cutting seed comes next. I should mention that the potatoes generally used are - Aran Banners which are big potatoes but not considered bery good for food; Kerr's
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2020-07-03 00:19
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Although there are other crops besides potatoes grown in this parish,this crop is most important for the simple reason that it is the staple food of the people. Every person who has a plot of ground, whatever small grows some potatoes, and of these he takes great care, Knowing that the will be his principal support during the hard winter weather.
The work of potato planting begins in Winter. of course I do not mean to say that the potatoes are planted in Winter. In this time , the farmer having all the crops from the previous year stored, ploughs the ground. It is well indeed for the ground that he does this,because when the frost comes it crumbles the lumps and kills the weeds. This ploughing is done with a single boarded plow,or in the case of a small garden in which there is not room for a pair and plough to work,it is done with a spade or graip.The spade which is generally used here is about four feet high. The drawing underneath will give an idea of the shape of it. -
[Drawing] - Spade
To use this spade the foot is generally put on the shoulder of it and in this way pressed into the ground. Spring arrives. In the begining of this season the farmer again gets to work. He then cross-ploughs the
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2020-07-03 00:15
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[Drawing] - Map - Townland of NewRath
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[Drawing] - Map - Townland of NewRath
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2020-07-03 00:03
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1. Patches upon patches without any stitches, riddle me that and Ill you a pair of breeches, Ans head of cabbage
2. The half of a moon and the whole of a hill its a dear little spot in old Ireland still. Ans Mohill
3. I have a little house and it
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2020-07-03 00:02
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Long ago there was a local traveller called Stephen Deary he used t go from house to house looking for food and when he would get food in one house he would go to the other and eat more, and when it would get dark he would go to the nearest house to him and sleep in it that night
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2020-07-02 23:59
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a Brass ring is a cure for Rhumatism
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2020-07-02 23:58
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leading into it.
There is another old school at the back of Mike Glancy house and the name of the teacher who taught there was Master Reilly. The school was held in an old barn and the walls are not to be seen now.
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2020-07-02 23:56
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Take a cup of hot buttermilk when going to bed at night and you will be better of your cold in the morning.
Another cure is to get a lemon and cut it up and pour hot water
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2020-07-02 23:55
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looking out on the window and when she saw the boy and the ass on his back she began to laugh. And the King said that whoever made the girl laugh or talk would marry the girl.
The King came out on the road to see who made her laugh and the girl and boy were married and the boy and his mother lived together in the Kings Palace.
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2020-07-02 23:46
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A long time ago a woman used to seen crying around (here) Coolmeen. After any person's death she would come up from the cascade below in mountain and she crying. She used to be dressed in white
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2020-07-02 23:43
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About one hundred years ago a man named Michael Molony was going to see his brother Hugh who lived in Gortnahaha. A woman used be seen at the "Leaping Gap" by people that used to pass that way. She used to jump up behind anybody that used to ride on a horse to Kildysart. As this man was passing the woman jumped up behind him. He put his hand in his pocket and took out a clasp-knife which he opened. He put one hand behind him and stuck the knife in the woman. She said pull that knife and stick it again. He said let let it stay where it is. Then she fell off the horse and the man continued on his way. The next day the road was blocked with frog's croack with the knife stuck in the middle of it. The woman was never seen afterwards.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:31
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There lived in Coolmeen some time ago a man named Thomas Carrol. He went to America while he was there he dreamed that there was a crock of gold in his barn. Some other boys looked for the gold. Every time they looked for it they were hunted by a woman. Then Thomas Carrol came home. When he struck the rock a woman came and gave him the crock of gold. He was told that she was minding it a long time for him. Then he brought it to Dublin bank and sold it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:23
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There were another old school in John Grays field in the townland of Rinn and the name of the teacher who taught there was Peter Mulligan. The school was held in an old barn and the walls are still to be seen and the gap
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:22
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Along time ago the Danes built forts to defend themselves. There is a fort in every farm in Clare. There was a fort in Martin Clearys place in Cachercon. It was surrounded by big trenches and the Danes filled them with water so that their enemy could not catch them. About a year ago Martin Cleary and his servent boy went to level the fort. They worked for three and suddenly they saw a hole and it covered with a flag. They rolled away the flag and they could see a spade in the hole. The servent boy jumped into the hole and he kept going untill he saw the spade. He brought it up to the top with him and he and Martin Cleary began to look at it. They found out it was made of stone and there was writing on it. They cleaned it out and they could read what was on it. The writing on it was the name of some old Dane.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:21
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them and you would not know the were broken at all.
Brack did not know which of them to give the land to, so he sent them back again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:19
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One time there lived a man named Brac A Talamh. He had four son's and he did not know which of them to give the land to.
He told them to go away and and come back in a hundred years.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:18
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happy together ever after.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:16
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Gortletteragh. First it goes through Andrew Carltons field, then into a second field of his, then into Phil Reillys three fields, next into Michael Glanceys two fields, then through John Cannings three fields next into John Colreavys fields, then cornerways through James Colreavys two fields then through James Heslins fields up Mrs Irwans hill out on the Annagh lane next down the other side of the hill out straight across Hugh Creegans hill, out on the old lane and out on the Mickna road.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:12
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known who hid it, some say it was the priests.
Another place is Castle Field, Ballincar. It was supposed to have been placed there by smugglers in years gone by. Most people say that there is treasure in Queen Maeve's grave on Knocknarea. It was put thee at her will by the people of Connaught, and it lies there still. It was put there in the seventeenth century.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:09
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In past years one of the oldest ruins of Sligo was an Abbey, and according to tradition there were valuable bells there.
During this time the English were in Ireland. They came to Sligo; entered the Abbey and plundered it. This done, with the aid of a lorry they took the bells to Glendalough where they are still supposed to be found, buried in the lake.
Years later a diver, employed by the Sligo Harbour searched for the bells, but he failed to find them. It is said while he was under water he met monks teaching pupils.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:08
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A gold ring will cure a sty in your eye. Comfree is a cure for a burn.
Chicken-weed will ripen a drop.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 23:05
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To cure a pain in your teeth put a hairy moll up to your jaw. A dock leave will cure a burn from a nettle. If a calf had the
rugha-paste give him soot and salt. If a horse had a sore eye chew an ivy leaf and spit it into his eye. The smell of a burned cloth will cure a horse's cold
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:57
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Get as many pebbles as you have warts and leave them on the road and it will cure them or if you rubbed water you would get in a stone and it would cure them. To cure a sore mouth shove the child out under an asses belly. To cure ring worm rub parrifin oil to it. If a gander breathes into your mouth it will cure chin coughf . Roasted beans will cure a pain in your stomac. To stop blood leave a cobweb down on the cut.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:51
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There is a field called Crogán Ruadh from the red earth there. There is a rock called cloch an olna. There is another field called the Cillín, because there is young children buried there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:46
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There is a place called Gort na Geata because the was a gate there long ago. The name of another field is Raed Garbh. There is a field called Phairc an Dúna because there is a fort in the field.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:34
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is the name of another field because an agent when running from the whiteboys fell down the cliff and broke his neck. There is another field called Poll Gorm and another called Pairc na hAbann.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:33
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safeguarding it, At twelve o'clock at night there is a bright light seen over the Protestant Church which once was a Catholic Church. It is maintained that the light that is seen there is safeguarding the treasure too.
On Mr Foote's farm in Scotchrath there is another treasure supposed to be hidden. This treasure is hidden a tunnel which extends fro his farm to Gortnaclea. It consists of gold and silver and was placed there by the Mac Gilla Patricks when the Yeomen came to Scotcharath.
One day Mr Foote and another young man entered this tunnel in order to discover this treasure. They proceeded half-way when they were thrown against both sides of the passage. The two men got out safely but Mr Foote went home and went to bed where he stayed for six months. He is yet alive.
In many places in Ireland there are hidden treasures. Old people say, that those who get money in this way have no luck. At the eastern side of Gortnaclea Castle there is a hoard hidden. An under-ground tunnel commences at Gortnaclea Castle, proceeds through Mr Foote field and ends at Killeany. Animals are supposed to be safeguarding it, but it is not told what animals/
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:30
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There is a field in our farm called Pairc na Speale. There is also a field called Tobair na Fáinne because there was a diamond ring found there in a well. Ail bhenneth
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:25
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There is in our farm afield named Pairc na Lis because there is a fort in it. There is also a field called Pairc na gCrann because there was trees in it long ago.
gnáthbhall (stair)
2020-07-02 22:23
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There are two tailors in this district one living in Dromahane and the other in Boola. They work at home and when people want clothes they make them in their own home. They stock their own cloth such as serge, tweed etc. etc. There is no cloth spun locally. There is an old saying connected with tailors as follows. "tailors going from house to house whipping the cat." so said because long ago when the tailors worked in strange houses they were always in before the breakfast was ready and would begin to kick the cat with anger. The implements the tailor uses are scissors, needle thimble, square, sewing machine and irons.
In older times the women made thread from wool. First they took it to a carding mill where it was made into small rolls. The it was brought home and spun into thread of which stockings and jumpers were made. There are no special clothes worn on feast days but black is worn at the death of a relative.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:19
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There is in our farm a field called pairc an droichid. There is also a field called Pairc na nUbhall and a field called Pairc na Móna
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:14
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There is in our farm a field called leath-faill because there is a great fall with the ground. There is a place called the driumín because there is a rige in the centre of the field. There is a field called Poll na gCráiníne and a field called Pairc na gCapall. There is a field called Pairc na h-aoile. There is also a place called Raedh Garbh and a place called carn na gcloch.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 22:03
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Long ago the people make their own starch. They would scrape potatoes into a basin and then get a piece of flaxen sheet and put the crotal into it and squeeze the water and the fine stuff out of it. Then they would strain the water out of the fine stuff and dry it and wash clothes with it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:57
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Long ago the people used make their own soap. They would get a sheaf of barley and crush it as fine as dust. Then they would get ashes and mix them. Next they would get melted tallow, and starch and spill that into the barley and ashes and mix it all up together and let it cool. Then they would into blocks and wash clothes with it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:51
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:51
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Long ago the people used to make their own linen. They would cut the flax and bind it into sheaves. Then they would put the sheaves into a bog-hole to soften the steams. Then they would bring it home and spread it out to dry. When it was perfectly dry they would pound it with a mallet. Next they would clove it with a cloving tongs. When they would have the hull taken out of it they would hackle it. Then they would have the fine stuff separated from the coarse stuff. The coarse stuff is called the toe. Then they would make stricks of it and spin it on a linen wheel and make hanks of thread of it. Next they would get ferns and burn them and with the ashes they would wash the flax thread with it to make it white. When they had it washed they put it out on wattles to bleach. Then they brought it in and warped it. Then the wound it into balls on winding blades. Next they brought it to the weaver and he wove it into cloth.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:36
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a ghlaoidh an tainm sin air, " Go ndéanfaidh Dia trócaire ar a anam" mar tá sé marbh anois. "Seumas Ó Mhuilligh" ab' ainm dó, agus tá an tainm sin ar an áit seo ó shoin.

BUN-a-MHUILLIN
Tugtar Bun-a-Mhuilinn ar an áit sin toisc go raibh muilleann ann fadó.

PÁIRC
Tugtar Páirc ar áit (?) mar úair amháin ní raibh cliadhe ar bith ann agus bhí sé 'na pháirc mhór fhada.

CLOIGEANN
Glaodhtar Cloigeann ar an áit sin mar tá sé cosamhail lé cloigeann duine ag éirighe as an bhfairrge.
Maire Ní Mhuilligh, An t-Sraith
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:32
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The people long ago used to make barm. They would get potatoes and take the píoch(s) off the potatoes and boil them. They would peel and mash them and mix water with them. Then they would put it into jars and leave it by the fire to toughen and mix the barm with the bread.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:32
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This infamous law was established by the English over a century ago and was very cruel; all owners of house and property in this country were forced to pay it to the Protestant Minister in each parish, and in a good many instances people lost their lives defending their property. Those who suffered most were the small farmers, especially the Catholics for whom there was no compassion. It caused many of their sons and daughters to emigrate to some foreign land to help with their hard earned money to pay those cruel taxes and to keep their poor old Fathers and mothers in their old Home-steads.
This went on for years very much against the wish of the Irish People but they were powerless to prevent or even check it in the least, this cursed tax was the cause of putting many an honest, hardworking family on the road to beg their Bread through the Country or starve. Here is one instance of it.
There lived in the Town of Enniskeane a family of four and their father and mother; they struggled on against hard times until the family grew up a bit when the two eldest boys had to go and seek their own fortunes. Both got on very well and sent home money to try to keep
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:28
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1) Is fearr súil lé muir ná súil le chill
2) Is fearr leath ná meath
3) Geobhaidh pinghin pinghin eile
4) Is fada an bóthar nach bhfuil casadh ann
5) An rud a scríobhann an púca léigfidh sé fhéin é
6) An té gan locht caitheadh sé cloch
7) Nuair is cruaidh do'n cailligh é caithfidh sí rith
8) Ní liagh duine 'ná bharamhail
9) Ní thig leis an ngobadán an dá thréigh freastal
10) Castar na daoine ar a chéile acht ní castar na cnuich
11) Is binn béal ina thost
12) Is fearr go mall ná go bráth
13) Tuigeann Tadhg Taidhgín
14) Is fearr éan ar lámh na dhá cheann ar tom
15) Is olc an bean bean gan seift
16) Ól uisge is ní bhéidh tú ar meisge
17) Ní dheaca fial ariamh go hIfrinn
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:27
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Long ago all the people used to make stampy cakes. They would grate potatoes on a piece of perforated tin. When they had they had apiece of coarse cloth and squeeze the water out of the crotal. Then they would get a plate of wet flour and mix the crotal with it and bake it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:20
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The old people used get black potatoes and half boil them. Then they would go to the stream and pick an armful of Himp Lock and put it into a big pot and boil it with hot water until it was a thick liquid and brake the potatoes into it. Then they would let it harden and cut it into squares
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:20
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18) Is fearr cleas maith na fiche droch chleas
19) Ní féidir bheith ag feadhaghail agus ag ithe mine
Máire Ní Mhuilligh, An t-Sraith
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:12
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Long ago when the people would kill a cow they would take the fat and melt it. Then they would get a mould and plait six strands of cotton. They would tie the thread to a nail and put the nail across the mould. Then they would pour the tallow into the mould and let it cool. Then they would put it into boiling water and take out the candle.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:12
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1) Gioorraigh an bóthar mar a dubairt an Gobán Saor le na mach

2) Socrú na caillighe mar is fáil léi féin
3) Dearg náire uait
4) Dtógfaidh tuille don port thú
5) Tagann gach maith le cáirde agus grásta le foidhne

6) Droch ruaig saoghalta uaibh pé pér domhain méid a geobhadh sibh ní bhéadh sibh sásta

7) Is olc an buille, buille cnámh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:05
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It is in a hollow in a small stone and would hold if filled about two quarts of water. It is supposed never to go dry, and to be a cure for warts.
A holy well in Drumshanbo bog has already been described 1934
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:04
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There is a holy well in Clooncaher. There is a legend that at one time it was in Rooskeynamona and a woman washed clothes in it, and that it left Rooskeynamona and came to Clooncaher. It is supposed to be a cure for anything, and people leave old rags there.
Another holy well is in Farnaught graveyard
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:04
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would be buried in consecrated ground. All these people were buried in Farnaught.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 21:00
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About the year 1864 there was a hedge-school in Rockmount. The teachers name was Mr. O'Brien. He and Mr. Houlihan lived at the foot of Pound Hill. The old cabin where he taught was covered with briars and bushes. The teacher used to sit on an old stool. The children of the surrounding country came every morning to the hedge-school. They used to sit down on rocks and learn their lessons.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:59
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A woman died of hunger on the roadside at Farnaught, near where the lime kiln stands today.
Others died about the graveyard gate. An old woman, called Harrac, actually left her home when she found death approaching and travelled to Farnaught, to that she
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:59
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They had a great spring well, and it is called ever since "Gaffney's Well".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:56
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In the time of the Great Famine 1846 - 47 the people died by the hundred. In a field of Michael Tiernan's, Tulcon, a family lived in a little garden named Gaffney's.
In that house there lived a girl with her father and mother. She was the greatest beauty in Tulcon, Her parents were poor, and when the famine came they had no food. The neighbours used to give her a bit to eat, but one day she got none, and the next day she died and was buried in a corner of the garden
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:52
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There was a hedge-school about 100 ago in Cranny. The teacher was Mr Neagle. He held he's classes in the Cranny Chruch. He spent a night in the house of each scholar that the school.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:51
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scholars used to write on slates because the Jotters were'nt in it.They had no desks but stools and sometimes to sit on the ground. The teachers used to stay in the houses near it. It is not known who they were and where they were from. They used to get a good pay but they were not paid by the Government. The school was small and thatched.
The first National school was in Lawrence's shop. It was at that time the English came over and spread the English language here. The scholars used to learn very little Irish after that. They used to learn everything in English. The teachers got a good salary because they were paid by the Government. The scholars did not know how to write with pens and paper until the people began to make paper. There were no big averages in any school at that time.They hadn't many nice books like we have now. There was no Inspectors or priests going round to examine the children. They were not bound to go to school until they would be any age. The highest classes were third and fourth.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:47
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Long ago there was a hedge-school in Derryshane. Every morning the children could be seen winding their way through fields and matches till they came to the hedge-school. Every week the master used spend a few days in each of the scholar's houses.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:44
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About the year 1867 there was a hedge school in Clondriana. The teacher was Mr Moloney. He lived in Coolin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:44
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The first old school was in Melvin's house. It was only a small low house. It was in it before the National schools were started. There was no name for the old schools. The children used to learn many subjects in Irish. The teacher used to speak to the children in Irish. The
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:44
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places one at each end. Boys and girls went to school to it. Michael Loftus was the head teacher and there were two other teacher's with him, his two sisters Bridget and Katherine Loftus. They only taught English. They walked every morning from Bonniconlon to the school. The master was a great walker. He'd walk from his school to Ballina in one hour and no one could do that but himself. The school was built on the side of the road. The building is still there. It is now occupied by P. Lawrence, shopkeeper. The pupils had to be in at ten o'clock for roll-call. They had to bring two sods of turf every morning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:44
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The people of the district of Aghaboe tell many stories of hidden treasure, It is told that the monks that lived in Aghaboe long ago, hid the sacred vessels of the monastery for safety from Cromwell, because they had heard that Cromwell's soldiers had committed sacrileges in the Churches in Kilkenny. On hearing of the approach of Cromwell to Aghaboe, the monks took the sacred vessels out of the monastery and put them in a draw-well fur feet deep for safety.
This well is situated four yards from the front door of the Abbey. The water of that well ran in a river into another well, and the well in which the sacred vessels were, fell in.
Cromwell's soldiers made attempts to unearth it, but the implements they had, were swept out of their hands by and unseen power. The vessels were valued some thousands of pounds, but the exact sum is unknown, as those people that put them there might not have known their worth. Some say there is a large dog minding it, while others maintain that there is an invisible soldier with a white horse
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:42
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There was a hedge-school in Moyralla. They had a row of stones for seats and had them covered with sedge. The master used to have potatoes and salt for his dinner.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:39
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There was a hedge-school in Gortnahaha. The teacher was A. Connolly. The scholars used to sit on a mat. The scholars were taught Irish, History, and sums. The scholars went to the hedge-school at ten o'clock and went home at three.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:36
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There was once an old witch and she lived alone in a house in the wood. Not many people passed there until one day a little girl and a boy passed the way. The house was made of oranges and they went near the house and she called them in and she kept them there. She put the lad down in a room and kept the girl working and her job was to bring turf and the witch to bring water. One day she was gone for the water and girl was home before her and she had a wand and the girl got it and opened the door of the room and they went off with the wand and the witch came and she gave very long steps and she was very near up to them and she very vexed and she was going to catch them and the girl turned the place into water and she got drowned and they turned themselves into swans. They changed themselves into their right form again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:36
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John Ryan's song about Mylinns dance of Ballycuddy.
When he came into the room,
He was led with porter and whiskey,
It rose in his head,
When he came out to the right,
HE stood on the floor, and inquired for a reel,
The music was played by a chap you know well,
He belongs to the place,
And his name I will tell,
His name was Mike Keegan,
I will make no mistake,
And Early's melidion he did make it speaks.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:34
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To learn to do the things he ought.
But Jim so fond of fun was he.
His hand were dirty are could be.
His boots were untidy that is true
For Jim had something else to do.
He played with toys and guns and springs
With marbles, peg tops and their strings.
And in the morning late for school.
Was not the exception but the rule.
And now the truth to you I'll tell.
As Jim ne'er tried to do things well
But idled all his early days.
And learned some very idle ways.
He's now to work so hard for bread.
He often wishes he was dead.
Because he says he was a fool.
To avoid his lessons when at school.
There was a hedge-school in Shannchoole long ago. The master's name was Shalloo. The scholars used to sit on a stone covered with a mat of rushes. The children went to school at nine o'clock and came home at three in the evening.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 20:04
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'Tis not so very long ago.
Jim was a little chap you know.
With cheeks so red and eyes so blue.
And hair a lovely golden hue.
He seldom missed a day from school.
But hated lessons as a rule.
For figures and such things to him.
A perfect bore they are said Jim.
He'll tell two and one are four.
And five and six are just a score.
His copy too was full of scratches.
In fact a thing of shreds and patches
But when it came to reading time
Or spelling either prose or rhyme
Or getting off by heart a hymn
T'was always Greek to lazy Jim.
Each evening when he came from school
He fling his bag upon a stool.
Or on a chair or on the floor.
And frequently behind the door.
His cap he threw upon some shelf.
And ne'er could find it by himself
But worse of all he never thought
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2020-07-02 19:58
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On St Stephens Day it is a custom in this district for a number of boys to dress themselves up in fancy costumes and false faces and go around with a bush and a dead wren in it collecting money at people's door. They recite this rhyme:-
"The "wran", "the wran" the king of all birds
On Stephens Day it was caught in the furze
Up with a "kittle" and down with the pan
A penny or twopence to bury the "wran".
or
Up with the kittle & down with the plate
Rise up good lady & give us a "trate".
When the children collect enough money the have a "spree".
In the evening young men go about singing and dancing to the accompaniment of musical instruments and collecting money.
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2020-07-02 19:46
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One night there was a man coming from his [?] at twelve o clock. As he was passing over Aylroe Hill he saw a crowd of men and women standing there discussing what they should do with him. Some wanted to drown him and others said to let him go home safe. As he was about to pass three men followed him to the gap. When he got out the gap he stood and they stood. They then said "you are all right now". He then said "The Lord spare you the health" only for ye I would be killed". They said to him "Could you say anything else?" The man went home and he died three days after.
Bridget Mann - Told by Patrick Mann
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 19:00
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Nuair a bhíonn na daoine cun tighe nua a cur suas téigheann síad go dtí an coiréal ag baint cloca. Annsin tagann saor agus lagann sé amach an bonn. Tugann síad leo suillí des na fuinneóga.
Nuair a bhíonn an baile déanta aca cuireann síad an tamhad air. Rataí taobán agus buin-béal. Annsin cuireann siad an slíon air agus peintealánn siad é.
Criocnuigheann síad ó bonn go dtí bárr é.
Fuair mé sin ó Donnchadh Mach Mathúna, Ceathrú Dub, Inistiomán.
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2020-07-02 18:56
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Túis: Fód bog idir dhá fhóid bog fhóid agus fód bog. An mó fóid atá ann?
Réidhteac: Trí cínn

T. Cad is fiú sgadán nuair a bhíonn a leath ithte?
R. Is fiú é d'iompú.

T. Níl sé istig agus níl sé amuigh agus cá'il sé.
R. Ursa a' dorais

T. Bhí gabha in Innisdiomáin agus bhí a dearbhráthair in-a gabha i Leacht Uí Conchubair agus an gabha.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:50
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Peig Ní Fhlanagáin
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:49
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Is maith scéal go dtagann scéal éile
Is maith le Dia conghnamh leis
Fúair mé iad sin ó mo shean-mháthair Máighréadh Ní Néalláin as, Raithneach, Co. an Chláir
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:48
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Níor tháinig lán rabharta ná lán gealaighe riamh le céille
Níl an t-ubh daor go ndíolfadh sí giní
Tá cainnt saor acht bíonn airgead ar tobach
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:45
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An rud is fiú a dheanamh in aon chor is fiú é a dheanam go maith

Cíos do Thighearna nó biadh do leanbh

Dá mbeadh duithche na phaorach agat ní cuireadh sé fad no leitheid ar do uaig

Is mairg a mhaireas le bheith ró-chríona no a chailleas i mbaois a h-óige

Gan dul i measc na ndaoine ní féidir iad a athaint (?) síoda ar Siobhán agus preabán (?) ar a athair
Fuair mé iad seo ó mo mháthair as Duibh-linn.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:37
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It is said that there is treasure hidden near Knocknarea. It was put there by the wish of Queen Maeve; who, when dying, asked to be buried with it. Her faithful servants buried her on the mountain top with her treasure. A great heap of stones marks her grave. She got her treasure from the battles she fought and from her raids.
It is said that if you put a pebble on her grave when you go up the mountain you will never get lost. It is only a fable about the Treasure.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:34
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One notable place for hidden treasure in Co. Sligo is at the cromlechs in Carrowkeel. It was hidden hundreds of years ago, but it is not
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:31
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clear proof that heat was good for cabbage.
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2020-07-02 18:30
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it." Just then the baby jumped out of the cradle and ran away.
Then the man told the woman the story of the night before.
He took her own baby back to here and she took great care of her afterwards.
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2020-07-02 18:25
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Long ago men wore sleeve-waistcoats when they were working in the fields. The sleeves were made of grey or white flannel.
When the women worken in the fields they wore a large red or paisley handkerchief-folded from corner to corner on their heads and tied under the chin.
In cold weather they wore knitted "crossovers" a triangular garment - folded across the breast.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:23
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t-Earrach, agus ní thagann an teas go dtagann an Foghmhair

Tart madra (?) báistighe

An áit a bhíonn mná bíonn cainnt, agus an áit a bhíonn fearaibh bíonn bruighin

Tar éis gach beart seadh thuigtear a leas don Éireannach

Is mor an mhaise sean-bhróig búcla
Una Ní Shuibhne
Fuair méiad ó mo áintín, Nóra Ní Conóil
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:20
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horses fell dead.
The landlord died soon after.
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2020-07-02 18:17
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sand in similar to that of the hill.
The land all round it is flat & level.
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2020-07-02 18:16
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Ní féidir muinighean a bheith agat as crúb capall go bhfeiceadh tú é ag dul le madra

Is fearr paiste ná poll
Is fusa airgid a chaitheamh na é a dhéanamh
Is binn béal 'na chomnaidhe
Cloch bhuinn na h-oibre an mheabhruigheact (?)
Ná raibh an fhad sin luigheachán bliadhna ort
Sonas ar do láimh agus go mba slán fearr a glacas é
An ciotal ag glaoch tón dubh ar an gcorcán
Ní fearr a thús ná a deireadh. Tosnuig aríst é.
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2020-07-02 18:15
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Farnamanagh or the Land of the Monks.
My mother told me this story and she heard it from her grandmother.
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2020-07-02 18:12
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My mother told me this story and she says she heard it from her Grandfather and she says he saw the True Lovers Knot in Keelnanane.
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2020-07-02 18:10
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2020-07-02 18:09
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that she had no alt put in it, and they could not eat it.
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2020-07-02 18:07
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Nuair a bhí Colmcille inGleaun, bhí féár i nGarbh-Ros a mbíodh sé ar cuairt aige go minic. Bhí an fear seo tugtha do ghadaidheacht caorach agus bíodh an naomh i gcómhnuidhe ag tabhairt comhairle do agus ag cur pionús air.
La amháin nuair a chuaidh sé 'un toighe, dubhairt a bhean leis go rabh sé tinn na lugihe 's nach dtiocfadh le Colmcille é fhéiceal agus chuir Colmcille an mallacht seo air:-
"Ma tá sé tinn go n-éiridh sé slán
Muna bhfuil sé tinn go bfághaidh se bás."
Nuair a chuaidheas a g’amharc, bhí an fear marbh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 18:06
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door as you came in in a May-Day you would carry out all the luck for the year.
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2020-07-02 18:05
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1. Raheen - Ráthín the circle fort. On the hill of Raheen is a circular fort of earth and at one end are the remains of an old castle. The old people believed that gold or valuables were buried here.

2. Friarstown - Baile na mBráthar. The townland of the Friars.

3. Drombanna - Drom Bainne - the milky ridge.
Ballinagarde - Baile na gCeárd townland of the “Trades”

4. Tubberyquin -Tobar Uí Chuinn- derives it’s name from a well of that name.

5. Ballyneety - Baile an Fhaoitigh or Whitestown.

6. Cahernorry - Carn Fheardia Translated by some as Cathair na h-Aithrighe - The Caher of repentance: traces of the Cathair or Carn are visible on the hill of Cahernorry.

7. Lickadoon: The sloping land of the fort
Leach ‘n Dúin - The Dún from which it gets its name is not known.

8, Carrigmartin. Carraig Maírtín.
9. Boherlode - Bothar Lóid - The road of the burdens
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2020-07-02 17:56
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He was also able to carry a twenty stone bag of flour for one and a half miles.
There were two great runners in Fahan. They are dead now. Their names were Robert Nichol of Ballinahone, and Light-foot of Fahan.
Robert Nichol died fifty years ago. He often ran for four and three quarter miles without stopping. He walked also from Fahan to Derry and back every day to his work. This was seventeen miles altogether.
Light-foot once raced against a blood horse for twenty miles. We only hear of one person who walked a lot. His name is Robert Walker. He died seventy years ago. He walked from Dublin to Fahan in three and a half days.
There was only one jumper in Fahan. His name was Ned McLaughlin. He jumped thirty feet in lenght and seven feet in heigh.
We only hear of one swimmer. His name is Barney Doherty of Fahan.
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2020-07-02 17:50
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There are not very many stories about strong men in Fahan. These are the names of some men who were strong. Thomas White of Ballinahone, William Gamble also of Ballinahone, and Phil Doherty of Cuslaghkeel.
Thomas White died two years ago. When he was young, he was offered a twenty stone bag of flour if he could carry it from a shop below Buncrana to his home. He did this and won the flour.
William Gamble is a strong man too. He lifted a hundred weight in his mouth, and a half a hunder weight above his head for half a hour.
Phil Doherty was a good mower
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2020-07-02 17:49
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There are three graveyards in the Parish, Ballinacree, Kilbride, and Killeagh graveyards are their names. They are still in use. They are square.
There is a church in use in the one in Ballinacree. In the one in Killbride there is a ruined church.
Objects and Emblems of Value.
Holly is hung up in every house, also
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 17:46
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real one) and died of the fright.
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2020-07-02 17:45
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Co Cavan when a dog came out of the ditch.
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2020-07-02 17:40
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the face some years ago and one local told the writer that they were able to take a lot of meaning out of the markes, but what the meaning was he did not know.
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2020-07-02 17:26
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About a quarter of a mile from my house in the townsland of Killalee and in the parish of Castletown, there is a fairy fort. This fort is in Tim Carey's field and is circular in shape. There is a ring of hawthorn bushes round the fort and beside this
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2020-07-02 17:24
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the remains of another fort, about two hundred yards away from this one. It was said a man named David Mc Cormack cut down this fort and a couple of days after that he was stricken down by pains, and the old people believed that he got the pains because he cut the fort.
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2020-07-02 17:22
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About two hundred yards from where I live in the townsland of Castletown there is a fairy fort. This fort is circular in shape. First there is a bank of earth round the fort, then there is a ring of hazel and hawthorn bushes and then there is a large dyke, on the inside. This fort is on the land of James Farrell. One day he cut a tree from the fort and brought it home and burned it in the fire. That night the chimney went on fire, and that night he could not sleep for he thought he heard a voice saying to him several times "Why did you cut the tree in the fort." and next morning he found his cow dead in the stable. The people believed that the cutting of the fort bush was the cause of the fire and the death of the cow. The old people believe that the fairies live in the forts and very seldom we see people interfering with them. There is also
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2020-07-02 17:17
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O Sullivan and Thomas Deasy called "Abhann a Chlíonac". There is another river running through the lands of Patrick Barry and Jeremiah O Donovan called "Beal an Gamhann Óg. There are no stories told about these rivers. This Parish is also known as Rathbarry parish, from the Barrys who owned Castle Freke. They became poorer and poorer and Cromwellian adventurers by the name of Frekes got possession of their lands, They built a modern Castle there which is still in perfect order. The ruins of the old Castle are still to be seen.
Kilkerran in the parish of Rathbarry and in the barony of Ibane and Barryroe. Kilkerran means Kieran's Church so called because St Kieran built it long ago and it was at this church that the people of the parish heard Mass until Milltown church was built. There are twenty three houses in Kilkerran now but long ago there were about eighty houses there. All the houses are slate roofed but the majority of them were thatched long ago. The most common
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2020-07-02 17:13
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Fields
(1) The field near the road
(2) The three corner field
(3) The big hill
(4) The middle field
(5) The well field
(6) The far field
(7) Claisín na gcar
(8) The small field
(9) The rye grass field
(10) The fort
(11) The addition
(12) The lea field
(13) The Lough
(14) Baile na Múna
(15) Paircín na scalach
(16) Sraith
(17) Guircín fliuch
(18) The pound
(19) The small field
(20) The bogín
(21) Guircín
(22) avenue
(23) The near hill
(24) Plantation
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2020-07-02 17:12
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of the tops were made at the local forge, but sometimes nails or pieces of strong wire were used. There were grooves on the top where it tapered to the spear and to put it spinning a strong cord was webbed round these grooves beginning the winding at the spear. There was a piece of leather at the end at of the cord which was kept between two fingers when they went to spin the top. It was considered a great victory to split the top and the person whose top was split would be much put about.
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2020-07-02 17:10
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Carrigroe, in the Parish of Ardfield and in the Barony of Ibane and Barryroe. There are sixteen houses in it now and there were twenty-eight long ago. They are all slate roofed houses but were thatched long ago. The reason the townland is called Carrigroe or (Carraigrúadh) is because there is red rock in it. There are nine persons over seventy years in the townland. Some of them can speak Irish. Their names are James O Sullivan, Patrick and Catherine Collins, Denis O Donovan, Mrs Hayes, Mrs. Beamish, Mrs. O Sullivan, James and Mrs. Mac Carthy all of the same address, which is,
Carrigroe,
Castle Freke, Clonakilty.
There are two old ruins of houses still to be seen. It was usual for a lot of people from the land to go to America when emigration was open. The townland is not mentioned in any old song or old saying. The land is good throughout and crops are easily grown in it. There is none of it under wood. There is a river running through the lands of James
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2020-07-02 17:08
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When our parents were going to school the principal game they used to play was commons (cománs). They used to get an empty spool as there were no balls at that time. Then they used to get a long stick with a crook on the top of it. When they would be let out to play they would go out on the road and they would draw a match and play it like hurling.
Tops
Another game they used to play was spinning tops. Five or six boys would have tops and each in turn would stick their top in the ground or sometimes put it spinning on the ground and each in turn would fire at the one on the ground and see who would split it first. The spikes or spears
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2020-07-02 17:05
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When our parents were going to school the principal game they used to play was commons (cománs). They used to get an empty spool as there were no balls at that time. Then they used to get a long stick with a crook on the top of it. When they would be let out to play they would go out on the road and they would draw a match and play it like hurling.
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2020-07-02 17:04
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haunted by a spirit called "Spirid A Chamuis" (Camus being the name of a local town-land). It was supposed that she killed two or three persons and attacked several others but they escaped. At John Deasy's cottage near Ardfield creamery this spirit was often seen. She attacked the parish priest Father O Shea going up Greenfield hill he was on horseback and tore his pants against the fence but himself escaped. He came back next day when he was prepared and called her. After a time she answered and he asked her what damned her. She said that she was killing children on her hire. He then banished her
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2020-07-02 17:02
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of Milltown to the steam rolled road from Rosscarbery to Clonakilty. The Mountain Road running from the School to Ardfield Church. The New Road running from Milltown to Paddy Hays'es Cross. There is a road running through Camus from north to south called The Lisín Road. Long ago there lived an old witch in some part of this road and she used to attack people who were returning home late at night. The parish priest whose name was Fr O Brien expelled her from the parish for ever. There is a road running from Milltown to the Corlane Strand called the Wood Road because Castle Freke wood is growing near it.
There is an old road running from Newmill to Castle-Freke graveyard called "Bóithrín na marbh". It is so called because during the Famine days the people used to carry the dead through this road to the graveyard. It was during these days that this road was made. It is very narrow and was made by old men whose pay was four pence each per day. without food.
The Lisheen Road is supposed to be
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2020-07-02 17:01
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About one hundred years ago there were no matches and instead the people used what they called "touch paper" to light their pipes. They used to dissolve nitre in a dish of water and steep brown paper in it. When it was steeped it was taken out, dried thoroughly and put into their pockets. They also used to carry a small flint stone in their pockets. When they wanted to light their pipes they would tear off a bit of the paper strike the stone with a knife which would cause a spark and it would ignite the paper.
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2020-07-02 16:57
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he was only a day. The name of the man was Andrew Steele. When he was coming from them they filled his pockets with gold. When he came home there was nothing in his pockets only beech leaves.
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2020-07-02 16:56
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The foods we have to-day are different from those they had long ago.
Now some people have ranges into which the bread is baked in five minutes. Most of the people that have ranges live in the town, but mostly the country people have fire-places.
First-of-all they get a basin and put flour and soda in it. After-wards they mix it and put butter milk in, and mix it again. They keep mixing until it is formed into the shape of a cake. They then put it into the oven and leave it there until it is baked.
The Dinner
The dinners we have now are different from what they had long ago.
Now the people hang a pot on the crane. After that they put potatoes and water into it. When they are boiling they take them up and strain them. Then they put them in a basin and eat them.
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2020-07-02 16:55
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There is a fort on Harte's land. Fairies are supposed to be seen in it. It is said that the Reid's Grandfather was taken with the fairies. He was with them for a week and he thought
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 16:54
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Long ago the man that wanted a woman would bring another man with him to ask the wife. Then if he got her. There would be arrangements what money she would get. Then her father would go and view the future son-in-laws homestead to see if his daughter was going to a suitable home. Then if it would be alright.
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2020-07-02 16:53
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Prásán
Prásán is oatmeal wet. It was used by the people long ago. First they filled a cup with water. Then they put oatmeal into the cup of water. They put sugar in it also to sweeten it. They mixed it and it was then eaten.
Flumery
Flumery was a food used by the people, long ago. First of all the people brought the oats to a mill to get it crushed. They brought the shellings of the oats home with them, and they steeped it for a fortnight. The shellings were mixed with oat-meal and milk, and it was then boiled. It used to be eaten then.
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2020-07-02 16:53
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to it and they got money. Their dress was a big tall hat made of straw and they also plaited straw around their waist to hang to their feet so that they would not be known. They go to every wedding in this country. They raise much sport at them. Their captain addresses the people of the house. After some timed they all sing songs and dance. Sometimes they are all brought in to dance on the floor. After some time spent like this they are given money which they spend on drink. The captain of the straw boys generally dances the bride once or twice. The people get married before Shrove Tuesday as it is considered unlucky. The dowry is usually money given. Long ago the bride and her husband sat on a horse the bridesmaid and the groomsman on another and the wedding party following all on horses,
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2020-07-02 16:53
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About fifty years ago people used to dye clothes with mullen berries. They used to gather them off a creeper that grows in the bog. They would gather the full of a stone paperbag. Then they would half fill a pot with water and boil the berries in it. When they would be boiled they would strain the juice off the berries. Then they would dye the clothes in it. After the clothes were dyed they would bury the berries in a garden and they would do to dye clothes again.
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2020-07-02 16:50
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went to the rock and lifted it up. When he did so "Leave me back the way you got me" was written on it.
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2020-07-02 16:49
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There are not many marriages in this country the last one to get married was Packie Fitzpatrick. The straw men went
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There are not many marriages in this country the last one to get married was Packie Fitzpatrick. The straw men were
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2020-07-02 16:48
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3. The plough were made of Iron they used to put some of them together with nails and others with rivets and some of them with blocks.
4. The way some of the houses were thatched long ago were with bushes thrown over the roof and rushes and sods on the top of that. There was a hole in the roof which did for a chimney through which the smoke used to come.
5. Fire cranes. Some of them were made of shoeings of carts and they were put together in the local forges. There were two or more crooks for hanging pots and ovens on them.
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Potato Cakes.
People used to eat potato-cakes long ago. First of all they boiled the potatoes and when they were boiled they were put into a basin where they were broke. They were then left there to cool for a half-an-hour. When they were cool they were rolled and after-wards left to bake.
Boxty
Boxty is potatoes broken up and salt put in them and men used to go round in carriages selling them. They sold them in packages in every town. They charged one penny a package. Boxty was made also from potatoes and flour. It was one of the foods the people had long ago. First the potatoes were got and they were pealed and they were left up to cool and when were cold they were broken up. Flour was put into them and after that they were baked and then they were eaten.
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The games we play are, Hunting, Hide and Seek, Caps, Butter Balls and London Bridge.
The usual game we play at play-hour is Hunting. A group of about a dozen boys gather together and a certain boy is selected as the Counter. The Counter then begins at a certain boy and says "one" and so on until he reaches twenty one and the boy who gets the number twenty one is declared the Hunter. The Hunter hunts until he catches a boy. The boy also hunts. The game goes on like this until the last boy is caught.
Hide and Seek is played by both boys and girls. A group of them gather together and select a person to seek for them. They then go ahide and the seeker seeks until he finds them. He then
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made into porridge.
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The famine was very bad in this district as the people were depending on the potatoes for food. Some of the potatoes rotted while growing and more of them rotted in the pits. Hundreds of people were dying of fever and starvation so that there was not time to bury them and many people were thrown coffinless into corners of fields. Women could be seen taking the dead bodies of their children on their backs to the graveyard and burying them there. Hundreds of people died on their way to the poor house but that was so full that it could not hold half of them that reached it. The second year of the Famine the people were doubtful about the setting of the potatoes so they cut the eyes out of the potatoes and scattered them over the field as people scatter corn to day.
Lady Carbery helped the distressed of this district by giving them maize which they
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inhabitants of the locality, but the priest was not well acquainted with it, so he asked the young fellow McSweeney who accompanied him to show him the way. On the return journey across the fields the boy was in front leading, and looked back to see if Fr. Frawley was following. He saw a bush burning but took no further notice until the priest asked him if he saw anything. He said he saw a bush on fire, and the priest said it was not but the devil, and that when he went to the house first the devil was in it, and after a struggle he banished him; and that that was the devil again making a second attack but that he, the priest had got the better of him.
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Another poet was Miss O Sullivan, Knocknageehy who was a farmer's daughter. She went to America where she died a short time afterwards. She made several verses of poetry one of which was "The Scelig List". She made this in joking the people who were to get married that year in Shrove but whose matches were broken. These verses were the cause of great trouble among the neighbours.
Another great poet was Father John O Brien who was parish Priest of Rossmore when the new Church was built there so he made a poem for the new Church which was "The Chapel of Charming Rossmore".
Another poet was John Manx a travelling man, who made his living by singing songs and playing on the fiddle. On one occasion he made a verse called "The Creamery Laws". He made this when the creameries were built throughout the country because the people thought the creamery[?] laws were very hard.
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2020-07-02 16:41
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About fifty years ago there was a man named Thomas Lynch who lived in this district. One day he was walking through the fields. After a while he saw a Leprechaun sitting on a mushroom making a shoe. He crept up behind the Leprechaun and caught him. He carried him to his house and put him in a chest. He told his wife to get the griddle and redden it. He said he would put the Leprechaun sitting on it if he did not tell where the gold was hidden. The Leprechaun said that it was under a rock at Knockine [sic] hill near Cloghan. The man
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1. They used to make soap out of the fat of a cow and they used to mix it with potash and then it was made into soap and they used to put a certain kind of paper on it.
2. The way the baskets were made with sally rods. They used to boil them and peel them and plait them together for the butter baskets and shop baskets. For the potatoe baskets they used not peel them at all.
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In this district there lived several poets long ago but they are nearly all dead. They all composed their poems in English.
Mrs. Maggie Hayes, of Paddy Hayes's Cross is a farmer's wife and is still alive. She made several verses of poetry one of which was "Lament for my Dead Friend". She made this on the occasion of the death the death of a friend of her's.
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of a stick and they tied a piece of leather to it.
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this request and he won every game he played from that on. On the eastern side of this fort is a big stone which is supposed to be an entrance to som underground place. There is a great bank of earth all arround the fort. Forts are never ploughed up as it is believed to be unlucky to interfere with them.
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1. Long ago there were not candles the people had to use rushes. The rushes were peeled and put into old grease and then the people used to light them at night.
2. Long ago the people made their own whips they got a piece
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Fishing. They had a long straight sticks with a line and a hook and a cork on the middle of the line. They put a worm on the hook so that the fish would bite at it.
Nails where made by hand and the nails where made from iron.
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the horses and plough went with it. Ever since that place is called Boll na Glapall [?].
Mr Michael Riordan's house in Bally-grogan was burned about then years ago by a sparke from a passing engine. No lives were lost. Rathduff Creamery, the Guard's Barrack's and the signal cabin were burned about twenty years ago. The creamery was burned one Sunday when the people were at Mass. The Guard's Barrack's were burned by the Irish Republicans Army. The signal cabin was also burned by the Irish Republican Army.
After the insurrection of 1916 a bad flu set out known as the black flu. It killed about twelve people in this district.
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Baskets were made from wattles twisted in and out and there were leather handles on them.
Thatching. They had ladders and they put them to the houses and they got wheaten staw and they put it on the house and scollaped it so the wind could not lift it.
Kills. They build a big wall and left a round hole in the middle of the wall. They got stones and put them into the hole. Then they put turf and coal on top of the stones and lit it and when the stones were burned they put the lime in bags and sold it. Wheels were made from wood and the wood was round. Then they had a big fire and they would get iron hoops (on the fire) and they put the hoops on the fire until it would be red and thin they would put it on the wheel.
Whips were made from wooden handles with flax lashes.
Pottery was made from clay.
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Local Happenings
There is a lake in Blarney known as the Blarney Lake. This lake is said to be enchanted because in clear days when the water is clear buildings can be seen beneath the water. One Sunday in the Summer nine or ten people went boating in the Blarney Lake. The boat capsized and the people were all drowned.
Two people were drowned in the Fiddler's Brooke below St. Loughteen's well about thirty years ago. Long ago a man was ploughing in the farm where Mr. Dwyer now lives. When he was coming home to eat his dinner he gave the horses a drink in the river Martin.
While the horses were drinking the bank went from under them into the river and
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father reached for the gun which was over the fireplace. The son made for the door and succeeded in getting clear and closing the door after him. The father and mother then had some words, and the mother screamed, and the son who was outside thinking that something awful was happening inside open the door, and immediately the father fired and shot the son in the head.
A neighbour by the name of McInerney rushed to Sixmilebridge for Fr. Frawley the priest of the parish. The messenger told the priest that the man was dying but did not mention what had happened to him. After attending to the dying man and administering the Last Sacraments the priest went to go home. To do so he could make a short cut which was well known by the
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This is true story, and as some of the descendants of the people principally concerned are still alive the author wishes to have the family name not mentioned.
About seventy or eighty years ago a certain man. who was the father of a family residing in a district not two miles from went to Kilkishen for a creel of turf, which he brought, not home but to another place, and sold it and drank the money. When he returned home, somewhat the worse for the wear, his son spoke to him about the matter. One word borrowed another and both became angry. Then the
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Both of these places are situated in Mr. Studdert's demesne not far from Bunratty. The story is told of a boy of about 12 years of age, who was one day very tired after a long journey, and on his way home he saw some donkeys in the Lisin. He got up on one to carry him home, and as he crossed the field he heard the sweet music of the pipes. He looked in the direction from which the music came, but saw nothing. Suddenly the donkey bolted, and knocked the boy. While he lay on the ground in pain, for he had hurt his knee in the fall, he heard laughter and clapping of hands. He looked but still saw
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1. Long ago when there were no gates. The people got wood and fastened the wood together with nails. Then they tied it to a post stuck in the ground.
2. Spades were made from iron with wooden handles.
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quickly only to see the Coiste bodhar going away on its outward journey.
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cut it into squares.
3. Long ago the women used to gather sloes and prick them. They they boiled them. They then boiled whatever they had to dye in the waters.
4. Long ago men called coopers made barrels and churns. They made things called staves. They used to put these on the inside to keep them upright and they put hoops on the outside to keep them together.
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1) They got a piece of iron. They beat it and made it the shape of a spade. They then sharpd it on a stone.
2) Long ago when the people had no soap. They used to boil fish and skim the oil. Then they would leave it set. Then they
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half's and that is two for the girl inside the circle. Sometimes the cat stays half way on the circle that is called a "bunger and two of the girls go around to the back of the school and wither of them will hide the cat in their arms. they come back again and one of them will sit down at each ring and the girls standing at the rings will have to guess which of the others have the cat. The girls with the dog run from circle to circle andif the girls at the circle get the cat into the ring before the other comes back those with the god will be out and the firl with the cat will be in. We play a game in the playground called "a bit of fat a bit of lean" All the girls will stand in a ring and catch each others hands. Then one of them will get out of the ring and get a small bit of a stick, she will run round the ring tapping each of the girls with the stick and saying " a bit of lean, a bit of fat, a bit of an old cows tail, and whichever of the girls she likes best in the ring she will throw the tick at her. That girl will get out of the ring then and run after the other girl and when she has her caught she will send her into the ring and run round the ring in the same way, tapping the girls with the stick. We play "Tig" at school also we all stand together and some girl will count up to twenty and whichever of
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Ballycuneen House, now the property of Michael O'Brien, Ballycasey, is situated about three-quarters of a mile from the Hurler's Cross, Clonmoney. Twenty years ago it was the residence of the O'Halloran family, and when any member of the family dies the Coiste Bodhar always paid a visit.
On one occasion when a member of the family had died, the gate-keeper got orders to have the gates open at a certain hour for the hearse, and the funeral was to be private. During the night he heard the sound of trotting horses, and thinking that he had slept out, he jumped up
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skillfullly made they also made their own carts.
12. In Belturbet long ago there was a man called Bob Allen, he made big flat headed nails, some of them are seen yet in the district.
13. They made their own creel from sally scollops and they gathered potatoes and turf in these creel we have some very skilful creel makers yet.
14. They mad their own whips from long young sallies. These were eight strands plaited and interwoven like a whiplash.
15. In some parts of the country there was lime burned in kilns and even now we have the same custom. Limestone was got in the earth. Sticks, coal and turf were put in to light the stones and after some days burning: the lime would be fit for (burning) using the walls were whitened with it and then they were healthy to live in.
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then they plaited them together.
4. They made their own spades known lays from heavy oak wood these were very heavy and hard to work with.
5. They also made their own gates from fine ash or hazel bushes these made great gates. Sometimes they got thick wood to make stronger gates if they needed them.
6. They made their own ploughs from wood and they got the socket made from iron by some skilful man in the district.
7. In every house in ancient times there was a spinning machine and the people had their own sheep; they got the wool from them which they died into various colours as they had their own dye plant they spun and wove it into socks, stockings and other clothing.
8. The fire cranes were made from strong wood; these they put across from wall to wall and made good fire cranes.
9. They made the ropes from flax they put the flax for a while in a bog hole, and when they took it out the plaited it together and made various kinds of ropes.
10. They had mud wall houses: these they thatched with rushes and oaten or wheaten straw. Thatching is still carried on in this country.
11. They killed their own cows and they mad their own shoes from the hides they tanned the hides with lime and potash and left it in water for some weeks.
12. They made barrels, churns and wheels at home also with wood which they got on the land they cut the wood the required size by a large implement made from iron. They wheels were very
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the beansidhe only laughed and did not believed but that they were joking her.
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I play a lot of games at home and during my free time at school. In the fine weather I play hurling and football at school. We play games on the road at school, we draw two circular line on the road each of the lines being about six feet from each other. This game is called "Cats and Dogs" and only four peoplecan play it, two for each circle. We get a small bit of a stick for the cat and a long stick for the dog, the girl has to stand beside the circle and keep the long stick in it which represents the day and the other girl has to stands beside her with the cat. The girls at the other ring have to stand the sameway. Then the girl at the first ring will throw the cat to the other ring and if she gets it inside the circle, she will be inside the circle and the other girl will be outside it. Sometimes the girl in the ring hits the cat with the dog and hits him across the wall and that is four for the girl in the circle and other times the cat breaks in two
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A family of Frosts lived lived where Mr. Thomas Melody now resides in Clonmoney. One of the family named Bob and last of that family to occupy the place was Coroner for Co. Clare. He was a good employer and had an important industry of hay-grass.
The beansidhe followed the family, and when this man's wife was dying the beansidhe was distinctly heard by at least three people who are still
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alive. Miss O'Halloran , who formerly taught in Clonmoney School, John McInerney, who resided near her; and another neighbour, a farmer named Pat O'Brien.
Miss O'Halloran had occasion to send a young girl named Mary McInerney who was living with her up to Frosts' house on a message of enquiry, at about 10 or 11 at night.
While she was on her way up these three people already mentioned heard the cries of the beansidhe. Miss O'Halloran was naturally upset fearing the little girl would be terrified. When the girl returned she had the sad news that Mrs Frost had just died, but when questioned if she had heard any cries, she said she had not, and when told about
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and stand beside the girl with the watch. the next girl would do in like manner.
Then when all the children have been asked the two sides catch hands and then they have a "tug of war" They start pulling and whoever breaks the side who dosent break has the game won.
At night around the fireside I play boxes. We make a lot of dots and we put strokes in them when our turn comes. Whoever get four strokes in box form has a box and he has to put his initial in it. Then when the whole box is filled we count all of them and whoever gets the most wins the game
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A family of Frosts lived lived where Mr. Thomas Melody now resides in Clonmoney. One of the family named Bob and last of that family to occupy the place was Coroner for Co. Clare. He was a good employer and had an important industry of hay-grass.
The beanside followed the family, and when this man's wife was dying the beanside was distinctly heard by at least three people who are still
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has to skip across it and if she hops into it she is out.
Sometime we play "blind mans buff". A lot of children get into a ring and they catch hands and one child gets into the middle of the ring and she has to have a cloth on her face so that she would not be able to see anything. She has to go around with her hands stretched out and the first child she catches has to get into the middle of the ring and then she is the blind man. At playtimes we play " Shoot a man, Shoot" A lot of children catch hands but they do not make a ring. Two girls stand apart from the rest. They shout two things for example a necklace and a gold watch. One would take the necklace and the other would take the watch. The children would then run around them and the last one would have to leave the ring and come over to the two girls and they would ask her which of the articles she would like best and if she said the watch she would have to go
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milk and baking it for an hour.
Boxty Bread and Rye were handled the same as the wheaten but the Rye Bread would turn black when baked. The men would have to get a "farl" of it before going on the "ceilidh." They never said a cake of bread it was always a "bannock" of bread.
Boxty Bread was made by grating raw potatoes and ringing them in an Irish Linen bag for the purpose and mixing this with mashed potatoes flour and sweet milk and at Hollow Eve they put lots of sugar and they would call it boxty loaf, and they also made dumplings by putting this mixture in round balls and cooking it in a pot of boiling water.
There was an old woman in Lurgan who used to make a cake which called "ciare donn." She would not tell anyone how she made it. She sold them
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When Daniel O'Connell was at bar, a case came on for hearing. A man who was drowning was recued by a fisher man who stuck a fishing hook in his eye. After a time he went to law with the fisher man for the loss of his eye. After hearing the case for three days the Judge could not give his decision. As Daniel was walking on the street three youths were discussing the case. One of the boys said "I would settle that quite easily. I would put him out again where I found him and if he came in again I would compensatehim for the loss of his eye. Daniel went to court next day and gave the boy free education for his cleverness.
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Bread Making
Long ago the people ate very wholesome bread and they were very healthy and strong. They had many kinds of bread namely, Flannel Bread, Oaten Bread, Wheaten Bread, Barley Bread and Boxty Bread.
Flannel Bread was made by mashing up boiled potatoes and some salt to which a plentiful supply of oaten meal was added and some salt. Oaten is very often made.
It was made by putting the meal in a dish and some salt and wetting it with nearly boiling water to a stiff dough then put it out on the bread board and roll it out to half an inch in thickness and put it on the griddle and bake it till it would be brown and hard.
Wheaten Bread was made the same as it is made to-day by putting in salt and soda and wetting it up with good butter-
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Three men went to steal the plate from New hall. They came along until they came to a Cragbrine field. It was day and they hid it under a tree in Cragbrine. They made their escape and went to a far off country. For if they were found out they would be killed. But they sent word to their relatives that they had hidden a crock of gold und a Cragbrinetree. Many have looked for it but did not succeed in finding it.
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were awhile sitting at it, they got tired and went up to the top of the hill for a walk. When they were at the top of the hill John Smyth said to the other man who was peter Fox. They went back for the tongs and when they went down to the bridge, they saw a dog sitting at the fire and the tongs in his paws. When he saw them coming he disappeared but brought the tongs with him and it was never seen since.
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Long ago a man escaped from prison and as he was making his way he mey a wizard who inquired why he was in such a hurry. The man told him his story and offered him a reward if he put the seekers astray, and the wizard agreed. Then the man went away and the wizard put a cross on the road and whether they went astray or not he put another on the next road at the cross. When the police men came he put a spell on them and they could not stir forward or backwards. They had to remain there all night until the wizard would take the spell off them. Then they went to the barrack and in great terror told of their adventure and how the prisoner put the spell on them, as they thought. They never again made an attempt to capture him, for fear he might turn them into some wild animal.
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A Story
One night, James Lynch, Carrickavee was coming home from the forge. When he was coming by Cornaduff school, the mare would not go another step. She began to shake all over but he could see nothing. He looked in at the school and there saw a woman.
She was dressed with a red cap on her head and had a long yellow face. She was sitting on the steps and she was looking straight at them. He turned the horse's head as there was a lane from Kiernan's over to his own house. Then he put in the mare and went in for the lamp. When he came out to look at her she was all shaking and the sweat was running off her in drops like rain.
The time Cormaddyduff bridge was being built the men used to have a fire lit. John Smyth and some other man used to keep it lit in the nighttime. When they
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under the ground. There is supposed to be a passage underneath this field. The position of the supposed treasure is called the "Pound" and it is guarded by a black cat.
In a field in Monaghan's town there is a well and it is thought there is a crock of gold in it which is supposed to have been hidden there by Boyle the robber long ago.
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paper and castor oil, which is very good
Snuffles.
This is cured by putting the grease from the first set of wake candles on the nostril.
Sore throat.
Roasted salt in an old stocking wrapped round the neck is very good.
Asthma
Blotting paper soaked in salt petre, a piece should be lit and inhaled, during an attack.
An ordinary cold.
Taking three sips of cold water in honour of the Holy Trinity every morning fasting. Scalded buttermilk and butter is considered a great possit for a bad cold.
Hernia
A triangle bandage and a skein of wool by keeping the patient lying or sitting for nine days.
Feet.
Shaking fuller'searth in the feet of socks and stockings hardens the feet. Soft feet are cured by spending as much time as possible in Summer running through the bog.
Wasp and bee stings.
These were relieved by a squeeze
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from the "blue-rag."
Bleeding nose.
Apply a cold stone or key to the back of the neck and tie the left thumb tightly with a string.
Bad leg.
A marshmallow boiled made a splendid poultice.
Kidneys.
Parsley boiled in milk relieve this.
Stomach ache
A spoonful of burned whiskey cures pain. Old people always turned children upside down three times "to relieve a windy pain" (in the name of the "Blessed Trinity.")
Biting the nails.
This is cured by putting "Aloes" over the finger tops.
There are people who never eat meat on St. Stephen's day to avert illness. Others never take it on Wednesdays or Saturdays.
Teethache.
To avoid these people say three Aves for the departed when passing a graveyard.
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One night a woman in the locality threw out a basin of water in a chanel near the house. She heard a lamb screaming. She went to bed about twelve o'clock and she heard the lamb mourning with pain lying by the fire. Next morning however they found a black lamb with black scalds. They took him and buried him in a deep hole. Every night they heard the same mourning. They sent word to the priest. He came and banished the black lamb. That story shows that we should not throw out water at night.
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getting them on "tick".
Often the farmers sold an animal to dealers, and those sell them over again to other men getting far more money, and this was called "boot".
It was considered a bad omen to meet a red woman first on the road when going to a fair, and it would go so hard on some men that they would nearly turn back and stay at home.
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2020-07-02 14:47
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and the farmers would be glad to get it in the busy seasons like the hay time and oats, but seldom work is exchanged for shop goods except in country places.
Huxters' shops and pedlars with pictures, prayer-books, beads, collar-studs, mats, hookes and mirrors travel through the country thinking they could pawn some some of their wares on the simple country people.
The old people knew the coins by different names, namely a "fud" for a farthing, a "make" for a half-penny, a "wing" for a three penny bit, a "tanner" for a six pence, a "bob" for a shilling, a "quid" for a pound, a "half quid" for ten shillings.
When people got shop goods with paying for them they called this
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2020-07-02 14:46
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Along time ago a woman lived in East Clare named Biddy Earley. She was supposed to be able to cure any kind of sickness of people. People came from both far and near to be cured by her. It is by charms and spells that she cured sicknesses. She was married but her husband died. She had a bottle which must have been magic because she cured the people with its contents. If a patient sent a messenger to her and if she saw him coming a-far off, she could tell what was his trouble before he told her at all.She could tell him when the patient was alright. The priests were very much against her. But however Biddy did a very peculiar thing before she died. She changed to be a great Catholic in her old age.
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2020-07-02 14:42
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Long ago and now also the Catholics bought and sold articles to their advantage, but the Protestants never even made a bargain or exchanged a penny for they consider it desecrated the Sabbath.
Some of the shopkeepers made it a practice to keep the back of their shops often before and after Mass on Sunday, but the present Government stopped them.
Always amongst the poorer class of people good like, potatoes turnips mangolds, rushes and hay, are exchanged for work
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2020-07-02 14:40
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paper and castor oil, which is very good
Snuffles.
This is cured by putting the grease from the first set of wake candles on the nostril.
Sore throat.
Roasted salt in an old stocking wrapped round the neck is very good. (sure! try it)
Asthma
Blotting paper soaked in salt petre, a piece should be lit and inhaled, during an attack.
An ordinary cold.
Taking three sips of cold water in honour of the Holy Trinity every morning fasting. Scalded buttermilk and butter is considered a great possit for a bad cold.
Hernia
A triangle bandage and a skein of wool by keeping the patient lying or sitting for nine days.
Feet.
Shaking fuller'searth in the feet of socks and stockings hardens the feet. Soft feet are cured by spending as much time as possible in Summer running through the bog.
Wasp and bee stings.
These were relieved by a squeeze
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2020-07-02 14:33
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to have the cure of a dislocated breast-bone, she uses an ordinary tea-cup for the process.
Burn.
The old wives recommend bread-soda. a woman not far from here (Mrs. Graham) makes up an ointment (the prescription she uses is of course a secret)
Bunion.
This was treated with roasted onions.
Wildfire.
This was supposed to respond to the treatment of the blood from a black cat's tail, provided it was taken from the very tip of the tail. Another cure was the blood of a "Cahill." You would have to travel to a person called "Cahill" is what is meant here.
Whooping or chin cough.
For the cure of these is recommended bread from the table of a married couple where the bride has not changed her surname by marriage. Another cure is passing the patient out three times under a "Jack ass" in the name of the "Blessed Trinity."
Worms.
These were got rid of by taking a lump of sugar, soaked in turpentine nine mornings fasting.
Wheezy chest.
This was cured by applying a piece of brown
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2020-07-02 14:22
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to the neighbours at a shilling a cake. She died about thirty years ago.
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2020-07-02 14:21
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slanting and hurdles each side where the people stored everything. The windows of those houses were very small because it was by the size of the windows the rent was determined.
The next sort of house was a mud-wall-cabin but the arch was coming down stright.
There was always a bed in every kitchen called a settle-bed and and in some houses it is still there.
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2020-07-02 14:20
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Travelling folk visit our homes every second day. The most of them are very poor. They sell cans and tin saucepans. Tin smiths are commonly called tinkers. Sweeps are for cleaning chimneys. Fortune-tellers are called Gipsies. Pedlars travel through the country carrying packs composed of clothing jewellry and small articles of hard ware. The names of the tinkers around this are Gavins, Joyces, Powers, Rattigans, Donoghues, Mac Donnaghs, Burkes, and Keenans.
When the Gipsies come to our doors, they ask us if we want our fortunes told and if we do we put silver in their hands. The tinkers congergrate in some place every year to crown a king. A year ago they met in Garthy and crowned Brian Gavin for their king. He thanked them for crowning him and they drove away in their horses' cars. The most of the tinkers have plenty to eat. They catch rabbits and get trout. The tinkers are not welcome to
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2020-07-02 14:20
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Old Houses
In Ireland long ago there were many kinds of houses which served as shelter for the people.
The first was a primitive kind of house supported by strong sticks, made of woven sallies carried up to the top where was a small home which served as a chimney, with an open space left of the door. The fire was in the middle of the house because it would not be safe to it near the wicker work wall and it was all the one room.
The next sort of house that came out was the mud-wall-cabin with the arch coming down
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2020-07-02 14:17
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In Summer time we play "beds". We make two long line on the road and we have a good bit of space between them. We put five beds in them. Any number of children can play them. First the child who is beginning throws a flat stone into the first bed and then she hops up through the other beds. Then she has to hop back again and she has to lift the stone. After that she has to throw it into the second bed, and if the stone rolls out she is out and another gets in her place an she has to wait until her turn comes again. Anyone who hops on the lines or who puts down their two hands while lifting the stone or two feet is also out. Anyone who gets the stone into the fifth bed has to begin at the other end and has to get the stone up into the fifth bed again. This person has the game won and they have to put their initial in any bed they like. They next child
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2020-07-02 14:11
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during the day.
Heart of Jesus, I adore thee,
Heart of Mary, I implore thee.
Heart of Joseph, pure and just,
In these three I put my trust.
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2020-07-02 14:09
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our doors now because people have enough to do to support their own families now a days. The most of them travell in bands. They have to leave where they camp every three days, because they would do harm in the one place. They would break fences for fire. If two vans of tinkers met, they would begin boxing and wrestling in friendship.
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2020-07-02 14:07
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In olden times the old people had prayers which they said on certain occasions. Some of them have been handed down by word of mouth through the generations. Here is one that my mother taught to us.
O Angel of God my guardian dear,
To whom His love commits me here,
Ever this night be at my side,
To light, to guard, to rule, to guide.
Infant Jesus, meek and mild,
Look on me a little child,
Pity mine and pity me,
And suffer us to come to Thee.
There are four corners on my bed,
There are four Angels overhead,
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
God bless the bed that I lie on.
This prayer should be said when lying down at night.
Many other prayers are said but here is another short aspiration that should be said any time
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2020-07-02 14:04
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Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
Saturday no day at all
this applies to marriage and is observed by many people in Ireland especially in country districts. There is nothing in regard to death but any day on which a person dies is unlucky (for the person)
There are days, however in which it is unlucky to make a grave, they are Tuesday and Friday and there are many people who would not dare to open a grave on theses days. Farmers have remarks on days on which to begin ploughing and sowing unlucky. Monday is considered a good day to start ploughing. Tuesday is a very unlucky day to start. When changing a residence. Saturday is a very unlucky day to change.
Saturday fitting - is a short sitting
This is observed by a great many people when going to a job. Friday is an unlucky day to be born.
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2020-07-02 14:03
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Jesus this night I give to Thee
For all the past crimes O pardon me
For I know my soul will soon depart
Oh hide me in Thy Sacred Heart.
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2020-07-02 14:03
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As the Son of God when he was born Amen.
Oh my Lord Jesus Christ whose unweary eye neither slumbers nor sleeps
But continually watches on defence of thy servants
Defend me and min I beseech Thee
And grant that while my body is asleep
That my soul may be awake to Thee
That I may hereafter behold Thee in that blessed and Heavenly country where Thou Art the Father Son and Holy Ghost and Eternal Governor.
Where all the Angels and Blessed Saints are citizens now and forever
Sweet Jesus Mary and Joseph. Amen.
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2020-07-02 14:00
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Gentle Jesus meek and mild.
Look on me a little child.
Make me humble as Thou art.
And with Thy love inflame my heart.
This should be said before you go to sleep.
Prayers to be said going to bed at night.
Here I lay myself down to sleep
I give my soul to God to keep
If any evil thing shall waken me
The Blessed Virgin Mary sieze on me
There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels on it spread
SS. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
God bless the bed that I lie on.
Here I lie on my right side
As Jesus lay on Mary's knee
God be the branch, Blessed Lady be the flower
Jesus be with me at my dying hour
As I went into the house of God
As Jesus went into the Garden
That I may be as free from sin
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2020-07-02 13:56
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The Mullen plant grows five feet high, like the tobacco plant. Boil it in new milk and it will cure consumption.
Tansy boiled in new milk is the cure for worms in children and adults.
Marsh mallow put in boiled water is the cure for swollen hands or feet.
Cure for Rheumatism, one lb of celery seed. Every oz should be boiled in a quart of water and brought down to a pint and drank for three months or longer if necessary. Put a teaspoonful of whiskey in each bottle to preserve it & drink twice daily. If it is wild celery that is used you can only drink it once daily.
Cure for Warts, Rub a fasting spit on the warts three times every morning for three morning in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
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2020-07-02 13:55
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Lá da rabh Mícheal Ó’Caradáin amuigh ar lofta i dteach tábhairne i gCill Charthaigh, níor tairgeadh aon deór do agus siud mar dubhairt sé:-
“Bhí mé lá aonaigh ar lafta Phaidí Ó’Dochartaigh. Bhí Eoghan Bhidí Chearr ann ‘s “John” Bhidí Thiomaltaigh.
Bhí mac Shorca Ní Ghádhra ann ‘s mac Nóra Ní Gallchobair.
Bhí “cuisleóir” Eóin Óg ann ‘s é comh ghnoitheach le [triuir]? aca.
Tabhairt ól do mnáibh óg ann ‘s níor fhiafruigh ariamh
A rabh beal ar Mhicheail O’Caradáin”
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2020-07-02 13:53
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Bhí gasúr ann am amháin a rabh leas-mhathair os a cheann. Bhí mac eile ag an leas-mhathair ach ní dheánfadh sé “turn” láimhe. Nuair a bhíodh dadaidh le deánamh in-áit labhairt leis, sé’n rud a shínfeadh sé fein agus a mathair a mear chuig an díleachta. Sa’ deireadh fuair an leas-mhathair bás agus lathar-na-mhárach nuair a cuireadh í cuir a leas-mac an [rann]? seo ar féin:-
Nach tobann a thig an t-árrthughadh
Idear indé ‘s indiu
An Ghiolla udaí shin a mhear indé
Seolfadh sé fein na geacha indiú.
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2020-07-02 13:53
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Monuments
There is a big stone on Aughalion mountain it is on the far end of it near the Cleggan mountain. It is said that a very welthy man lived there, he was amiser and he made a hut under the ground and lived there. He kept all his money in a box in the hut. He made sure no one would get it for he kept the keys of the box always with him
When he was about to die he gathered all his gold and hid it there. He promised always to keep watch on this place. He said that after his death he would curse this place, and so he did. A man went to it to get the gold and when he went in on the stone he fell dead.
The stone is all grown over with grass and heather now. The place is a very low spot and the heather round it never grew any purple flower.
When that part of the mountain was being burned the
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2020-07-02 13:52
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Seanduine a bhí i dTeidhleann agus bhí muinighin mór aige ar tobar Aoidh ‘Ac Breicne agus bhí sé ar turas dhá uair go bárr Sliobh A’Liag. Piantaí na [genámh]? a bhí cur as do agus bhí sé tuairm chead bliadhan ‘san am. Thug sé iarraidh eile an triomhadh uair ar an tobair agus nuair a bhí sé tuirseach ag guidh dearacht craith sé abhata leis an altóir agus arsa seisean:-
“Be the livin’ Aodh Ach Bricne muna léigheasfaidh tú mo an iarraidh seo
Ndiaidh comh minic ar tharraing mé ort
Ca dtigim do cómhair níor mó”
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2020-07-02 13:50
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Quin,there was an immense barrel churn which was moved in a rolling motion ,by a horse, when heavily charged .The animal was harnessed in much the same way as horses were attached to the old style of threshing machine ;when there was not as much cream it took two strong men to make it.The churning was done in the yard.Every "well to do "farmer had a churn such as this.People at that time had contracts with butter,merchants in Cork and Limerick -sometimes they took four ferkins to town -one ferkin usually contained 80 lbs.When a woman had not the required amount,she bought some from her neighbours to fulfill the contract.The butter in the ferkin was covered with a thick layer of salt ,and mouslin and lid.
The butter was left overnight in pickle .Pickle was made with boiling spring water to which was added plenty salt.a little salt- petre and a little loaf sugar.This was prepared before churning .
Butter was often washed four times until the washing water became clear.
The selling price was was usually 1/-per lb.In Summer cold water was added to "chill"the cream,when it was about to break.In Winter warm water was added to raise the temperature.
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2020-07-02 13:50
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Nuair a bhí Colmcille inGleaun, bhí féár i nGarbh-Ros a mbíodh sé ar cuiart aige go minic. Bhí an fear seo tugtha do ghadaidheacht caorach agus bíodh an naomh i gcómhnuidhe ag tabhairt comhairle do agus ag cur pionús air.
La amháin nuair a chuaidh sé 'un toighe, dubhairt a bhean leis go rabh sé tinn na lugihe 's nach dtiocfadh le Colmcille é fhéiceal agus chuir Colmcille an mallacht seo air:-
"Ma tá sé tinn go n-éiridh sé slán
Muna bhfuil sé tinn go bfághaidh se bás."
Nuair a chuaidheas a g’amharc, bhí an fear marbh.
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2020-07-02 13:50
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There are several toys which can be made at home. There are not many toys made at home nowadays, most of them are bought. One of the toys which can be made at is a doll.
The body is made of a piece of an old stocking stuffed with sawdust, wool or a piece of an old cloth. A lump of wool is made into a ball for the head. The legs and arms are made of smaller pieces of an old stocking also stuffed with sawdust and these are sown to the body. A piece of white calico is got for the face and the eyes are painted with laundry blue. the cheeks and lips are painted with red dye and the eyebrows are marked with ink. This face is then sown round the ball of wool. The head is then stitched to the body and a piece of black wool stitched to it for hair. This makes the finest doll that ever was made and it lasts much longer than a bought one.
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2020-07-02 13:49
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Monuments
In Thomas Conaty's field along the road there is a monument. A man was killed there. He was riding a horse and fell. It was said that an object was seen there long ago and everyone that was passing the place would have to throw a stone in at the stump of the tree. The half of it is there yet with light branches on it and it is hangin over the road.
Long ago the people used to carry the corpses on their shoulders when they were going to the chapel. There was no hearse at that time. They would leave down the corpse under the tree on their way to the chapel. Long ago when the old people would pass it they would throw a stone on the ditch under the tree with respect to the dead that rested there.
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2020-07-02 13:47
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Nuair a bhí Aodh Ua Dómhnaill ‘na chomhnaidhe i gCaislean Dhúin na nGall, ca bith a deárfadh sé fein no a bhean le cheile. Bhí an beirt aca teacht trasna as a chéile i gcómhnuidhe. Maidin amháin a dtainig a chuid searbhfogantaidh e a ‘g obair do ni rabh Aodh istuigh agus d’iarr a bhean orthú pilleadh abhaile no go ndeánfadh sé droch lá “Go rabh na feannachai corrach ag sgreadaigh agus na feadógaí mara le feiceal fa’n tráigh ‘s go rabh an grian múchta sa’ spéir.
D’imthigh na searbfogantaidhe le ghabhail abaile aríst agus cé casadh daobhtha ach Aodh Ó’Dómhnaill giota ar siubhal o’n teach. D’fiafruigh sé daobhtha caidé thug orrthu pilleadh abhaile agus d’innis siad do goidé a dubhairt a bhean leobhtha agus d’ freagar seisean annsin.
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2020-07-02 13:42
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Cure of Heart, Liver & Kidney. Kidney vetche grows wild in meadows and ditches. If you boil it and drink it, it cures the above mentioned troubles.
Cure of Pain in Back, Cranesbill, golden rod, garden pansy and wild pansy boiled and mixed together will cure a pain in the back.
Old black tea (boilded and) rewarmed and cooled is good for bathing the eyes.
Cure of bad throat "Boil & steep oak bark and it is an excellent cure for a bad throat on boil briar leaves and add a small pinch of alum.
Cure for a bad cold. Plant garlic on good Friday get two or three cloves of it, boil them in buttermilk then strain and drink.
Cure for a stye on the eye. Get mine gooseberry thorns and point them at the stye three mornings in the name of the father, son & Holy ghost.
Good friday's egg, bursting grass, and grease mixed together & rubbed to a burst on the finger is a great cure.
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2020-07-02 13:41
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would make boxty. They would get potatoes and grate them then mix boiled ones with them and put this mixture on the pan and bake it. It was lovely to eat. We often made it in our house. Every Hallow-eve night we make it.
We often made sowens. This is the way we make it. We got a tub of boiling water and mixed seeds and oaten meal in it. We left it to get sour in the hot weather in Summer and when Winter would come and milk scarce this was used instead.
On Hallow - eve we make colcannon, boxty, oaten-bread and potato bread.
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2020-07-02 13:38
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Long ago the people ate three meals a day; in the morning, at noon and in the evening. The morning meal consisted of yellow meal porridge and buttermilk the noon meal was potatoes and cabbage or buttermilk and in the evening oaten bread, boxty or potato bread with goat's milk.
The people often worked from day break until ten o clock fasting, then a pot of porridge and a gallon of buttermilk was sent out to the field to them. This made them very healthy.
Potatoes were often eaten three times a day instead of other things. Sometimes the people.
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2020-07-02 13:36
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Leaves were no good."
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stirring it occasionally. Then it is fit for use. Groaths were made by boiling what remained of the flummery after the top had been used. It would be boiled into thin gruel and used at dinner.
Before cups and mugs came the noggin and wooden spoon were used. About sixty years ago tea came to this Country. It was brought in by a man named Sir Wr. Scott.
When tea came first the people did'nt know how to make it. One day a man went to a house and the woman of the house brought him in for tea. She put half a pound of tea in a noggin and poured in boiling water on it. Then she left it there for sometime and then she strained the water off the tea leaves and put the leaves on a plate and gave tom to him and threw out the water. He asked her what did she do with the water and she said she threw it out. "Well" he said "you threw out the tea and the
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2020-07-02 13:33
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The games i play with other girls are "Tig"hide-and- go- seek,skating ,rosebud,Drop the cap,"black turf","Pigeons", "black -berry baby "Time"Rínnce Rínce Rosey ""What is Mary weeping for"."The Mulberry Bush"Ghost in the Garden"."Here we come gathering nuts in May ""Roger is dead and in his grave"
Skipping.
"There was an old woman from Switzerland"
"She came to see Jennie Joe" "Colours"
Dan Dan thread the needle .
"Draw Draw a bucket of water"
"Jack Jack the bread is burning:
Lúrabog,Larabog .
Blind man's buff or Pookeen.
"There came a gypsy riding "
Bubbles with a clay pipe ."The priest of the parish.
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2020-07-02 13:32
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Food in Olden Times
In the olden times there were only three meals in the day. They were the breakfast, dinner and supper. The people would do all the morning's work before they took their breakfast and that meal consisted of a noggin of milk and porridge.
Then at mid-day they had their dinner. At this meal all the family would gather round a basket of potatoes on the centre of the floor and together with a pan of cabbage or salt and a noggin of groaths they would enjoy a hearty meal. On other days the would have colannen and gravy.
In the evening they would take their supper a meal which consisted often of potatoes but more often of porridge. Potatoes and oaten bread were the chief food stuffs but often they made potato cake and boxty.
Flummery or sowens were made by steeping cracked-oats and oat-meal in a tub for two or three days and
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2020-07-02 13:32
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can cure a sore throat. He pulls three tibs from the persons heads on the very top and it cures the sore throat.
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2020-07-02 13:23
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goats. It is a very important fair for the farmers of the adjoining districts.
It is almost two hundred years ago since the fair of the Moate Catlerahan was held. It seems that when the Church and grave-yard were so near the Moate that the farmers did not like going with their stock so near the Holy place, as they thought it was disrespectful to the Consecrated ground.
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2020-07-02 13:20
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concerned show their agreement of sale. They strike hands and the animal is marked by clipping some hair off its side or by marking the animal with raddle.
Always when a "colt" or young horse is sold the halter is left on animal so as not to give the buyer of the animal any trouble in getting him home.
Each month the fairs in three towns are held for sale of pigs, sheep, cattle and horses. There is an additional fair in Ballyjamesduff which is called the middle market for sale of pigs. In Killgolagh which is near Finea town a fair is held three times a year for the sale of horses and the people from this the country go to it. At the crossroads of Kilcogy a fair is held in March and September for sale of sheep and horses. In the village of Mount Nugent a fair is held twice a year on the 1st may and the 1st June for sale of bonhams, cattle and
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2020-07-02 13:20
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Four Corners : First the children find four corners ,and one child goes into each corner ,and the "fool " stands in the middle of the yard.someone gives a clap and each child runs to another corner,the "fool" tries to get and whoever is out becomes the "fool" and stands in the middle.
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Local Fairs
In the local towns all the fairs are held but many years ago fairs used to be held at crossroads and on hills and near cemetrys. At present few buyers ever transact busness at farmers' houses.
It is on the streets the fairs in Ballyjamesduff and Virginia are held each month but the fairs in Oldcastle are held on the fair green. When an animal is sold, the buyer of the animal is given a half-crown or a crown by the seller which is called a "Luck Penny" and they also go into the public house and treat each other and finish the bargain Long ago the people had to pay three pence a head which was "Toll" on each animal before they got into the town.
After a bargain has being made this is how the parties
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2020-07-02 13:16
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Se-Saw : You must get a long board and lay it on a block.Then one or two children sit on each end of of the board and weigh each other up and down and sing "Sea -saw bucket of water. Sometimes they get knocked off.
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2020-07-02 13:06
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foundation but later it was amalgamated with Drung. At the mound of Maghera in an old ditch surrounding the graveyard is a vitrified substance containing Roman cement and a bitumen compound similar to aportion found in the "Worm Ditch" near Scotshoes.
A story has been told in connection with this "Long long ago a foreign prince travelling Ireland came to the spot and carried back with him to his own country the man who had built that mound with a view to having a similar one erected in his own kingdom.
Unfortunately he forgot to take the necessary secret materials and was thus unable to build the mound. Later the prince
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2020-07-02 13:05
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so called on account of the stone the giant threw from Belmount hill to that spot. The people then called it Cloc legusne. The other common place names are Uracly and low Park. There is an old ruin in Uracly called the Cusirkeen.
There are Seven people in Ballyroe over seventy. Only three of them have Irish and call tell stories in Irish and in English. There names are
John Kelly 76 years. Bill d Daly, 92 years and Mike Hughes 73 Years.
Those four people over seventy can tell a few stories in English.
Jimmy kelly, 75 years. Mary Nolan, 72 years. Mars Davin, 77 years and Cannon Hughes 79 years. A good many people went to america from my village long ago.
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a very handsome gentleman with very nice manners came into the inn. The innkeeper, as soon as she saw him, hurried forward to meet him. She brought him to one of her best tables and seved him the daintiest of meals. The she sat down talking to him for some time. A couple of times during the conversation she alluded to Collier the Robber, and told him if she ever saw him she would die of fright. The gentlema n similingly asked her if she thought he was as bad as all that. "Oh yes, she said, "many people have come into this hotel and have told me he is not a very pleasant person to meet.
Soon after the gentleman had taken his leave, the innkeepers husband came home and she told him her story. "He laughed and said "I thought you were afraid of Collier the Robber". She said "well I am afraid of him." He said "well your visitor was no other than Collier the Robber"
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2020-07-02 12:58
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returned to Ireland and to Magherintemple, to procure the materials. On his arrival at the spot he spied a huge barrel which he believed contained the magic ingredients.
Drawing nearer, he saw a little dwarf woman who pointed in the direction of the barrel and challenged him to lift its lid
No sooner did the prince attempt to lift the lid than he was swept into the barrel and never heard of afterwards.
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2020-07-02 12:58
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Manny's and came out where the two houses are in one block. That house was on the track of the new road and Mr Boyd got it knocked down and built on the old road. Along with taking the land for the new road, he forced the people to make it and gave them no compensation. It was the custom to say the De Profundis at Conranstown cross roads when a funeral passed. The coffin was left down on the road and men took off their hats while someone read the De Profundis when the funeral went on. This was kept up till about 30 years ago. A priest put a stop to it. The whole cause was a man named Sam Robinson was murdered. He was found hanging on a tree at the cross roads and his ghost was supposed to be seen on the Adamstown road up a little bit from the cross-roads. It is said no matter how wide the cross-roads are accidents have to occur.
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2020-07-02 12:55
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Gankanaws - are tiny little pipes of clay to be found in lea sods in the Maghera district and in many other areas in Cavan. The gankanaw is attributed to earlier earth dwellers. Except in Cavan and Leitrim the name has died out.
In this graveyard are many ancient tombstones
One one tomb is carved the outstretched figure of Our Lord on the Cross.
Another Tomb - a granite monument bears a representation of an anvil, a sledge, hammer.
This carving was done by a mane named Boylan in memory of his father The engravings are pretty good though not in proportion -
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2020-07-02 12:55
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called Heynestown is a beautiful old ruin covered with ivy. It stands there to this day in the grounds of the Protestant church. In the olden times Heynestown castle was the home of Collier the Robber. He was well liked by the poor people in the district, but no so by the rich. During the day he lay in hiding and as the rich people would pass by in their carriages and coaches he would shout "Halt" and rob them of their money and goods and give them to the poor. As the road on which Heynestown castle is situated was the principal road in olden times, all the goods which passed from Dublin to Dundalk passed the castle.
There was an Inn not very far from the castle and the innkeeper was very much afraid of Collier the Robber lest he should come and rob her. One day
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2020-07-02 12:53
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There is an old road in Conranstown between Castletown station and Castletown village. It was closed between 73 and 80 years ago, by Mr Boyd Rochfort. He was a severe land-lord and he was afraid he would be shot on the road. It began at the back of Christopher.
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2020-07-02 12:51
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Once upon a time a leipreachan was making a pair of shoes. A man came along and caught him by the neck. He asked him where was the crock of gold. The leipreachan said "it is down at your feet. But you must get a spade and dig down to it." "Well" said the man "how will I know when I come" "Tie a garter round it" said the leipreachan. So he garter round it. He went home for a spade. When he came back there were garters all round the ragworts and he could not tell what garter was.
The local name for a leipreachan is a lyeanncarach. He is two and a half feet tall. He is dressed in red suit. He has a little cap on his head and a toosel on it. He spends his time making shoes for himself. Some people often caught
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2020-07-02 12:50
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Phyland's.
In Michael Higgin's field of Middleton, there is an old road. On the side of the road there are three heaps of stones, there are three captains of the Confederate Army buried there. There is an other path running from the village of Castletown to Kippenduff and from that to Rath Nugent. When the people of Rath Nugent or Kippenduff are coming to Mass or to Castletown they come by that path.
There is another path going from the Castletown road to the Keel road.
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2020-07-02 12:47
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There is a road going from the Hill of Keel to the village of Ballinagore. It is called the Ballinagore road. It is called the Ballinagore road because it runs through the district of Ballinagore. There is a Mass-path running from the Ballyhast road to Garthy. When the people of Garthy are coming to Mass or to the village of Castletown they always come by that path. There is another path from John Corrigan's over to Fagan's and
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2020-07-02 12:45
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funeral was passing by a cross-roads long ago it always was stopped and the people said the De Profundis. There is a cross on the road near Dysart where a man was killed of a motor-bicycle. The man's name was Sherlock. There is an old road running through Brennanstown in Middleton park near the house of Michael Higgins a herd in Middleton and on the side of the road near the herds house there are three heaps These heaps of stones are said to be erected over the graves of those captains of the Confederate Army that were killed there.
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2020-07-02 12:44
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The kinds of bread made in the district in olden times were potato bread,
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2020-07-02 12:43
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There are not many standing crosses in the parish. There is an old cross in Dromiskein graveyard. Father Lawless is buried where this cross is erected. There is carving on this cross, but there is very little of it to be seen now. This cross was erected for Father Lawless. The side of this cross is broken off.
There is no other ancient monuments in Dromiskin parish except the old moanastery in the graveyard. There are a few big head stones lying on some graves and there are peculiar marking on them.
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2020-07-02 12:43
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Magherintemple graveyard
This graveyard is of a peculiar trapezium shape and is built on the site of an old druid's mound It is said that sightseers came from many parts to view the druids altar
This area is still famous for its hazelrods which is proof that it was an old druidic stronghold. The chapel of Maghera was more important than During in 1606 and at that both chapel and churchyard were given to Garnett Moore - part of the Jacobean policy The last record of Moaghera church is in 1624 and it was then in ruins. In pre-reformation days this church was a separate
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2020-07-02 12:41
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What must poor Ireland do?
What will poor Ireland do?
What must poor Ireland do?
Our luck, they say, has gone to France
What must poor Ireland do?
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Oh never fear for Ireland, for has [?] still
For Remy's boys are in the wood, and Rory's on the hill
And never had poor Ireland more loyal hearts than these,
May God be kind and good to them, the faithful Rapparees
The fearless Rapparees!
The fearless Rapparees!
The jewel wear ye, Rory, will you Irish Rapparees,
The fearless Rapparees,
The fearless Rapparees,
The jewel wear ye, Rory, with your Irish Rapparees.
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2020-07-02 12:40
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The names of the old roads around here are known by the names of the places to where they lead. Most of them were made about a hundred years ago and some of them are even still used. The were made as relief work during the famine times and the men that worked at them got two-pence a day.
There is a Mass-path from John Corrigans up to Tom Phelant's and Tom Fagans Condranstown Castletown Geoghegan. There is another from James Hylands Ballyhast through Ballyhast to Garthy. There is a a third Mass-path from where there was an old monastery in Monaghanstown through Monaghanstown down to Loc [Dinnin?]. When a
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the rope and another girl stands in the middle and the two girls throw the rope across the others head and under her feet and she jumps each time.
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2020-07-02 12:38
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centre, who is called the "Tom Fool." Each person tries to move quickly from one corner to the other and if the "Tom fool" in the centre gets to one of the corners, his companion who loses the place has to take "Tom Fool's " place. When two or three parties are playing this game it is great fun.
The way in which we play "blind-man's-buff" is a person ties a handkerchief on his eyes and the others hide and he goes in search of them. The first child caught has to take the "Blindman's" place and so the game continues on, until each in turn had been the "Blindman"
The way in which skipping is played is, two girls hold each end of
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2020-07-02 12:37
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Nowadays the young boys and girls never sit in on an evening to listen to tales from the olden times, but go out to pictures and other amusements, so that the old people have forgotten their tales.
I listened to some of the old songs which they sang but the song I liked best was "The Irish Rapparees".
"Righ Shamus he has gone to France and left his crown behind,
Ill luck be theirs, both day and night, put running in his mind.
Lord Lucan followed after with his slashers brave and true.
And now the doleful keen is raised
"What will poor Ireland do?
"What will poor Ireland do?
"What will poor Ireland do?
Our luck, they say has gone to France,
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2020-07-02 12:36
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The names of the potatoes we set are; Chamions, Dates, Queens, Arran Banners, Kerry Pinks, Epicures, The Arran Banners grow the best. A food called "Boxty", used to be made form the rotten potatoes. Starch is not now made form the postages but it used to be made about forty years ago.
Potatoes bake is made by mixing boiled potatoes, salt and flour, together. The mixture is flattened out into the shape of a cake and baked in an uncovered pan.
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2020-07-02 12:33
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ploughs or digs the land and makes ridges. My mother cuts the potatoes into slits and my father sticks them with a spade or steven. If he is setting with the steven I do the "goggling", that is to throw the slits into the holes. Then they are smothered or covered in with a block.
After a few days he puts manure on the ridges and puts clay over that. When the young stalks appear he covers them again with clay. This is called moulding. In June they are sprayed with bluestone and lime or washing-soda. In October they are dug and put in a hole. The hole is first covered with rushes and then with clay. Then they are left there until needed,
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2020-07-02 12:32
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Foster and his agent was Mr Mc Mahon.
In front of the chapel there are little clump gates from which three estates branch out. The clump was in Lord Clermonts estates. The ground on which the chapel is built and also the adjoining estate was owned by Sir Vere Foster, and the paddock is on the land of Marlmount House.
Sir Vere Foster and his family have been settled in this district many years, and they were looked upon as good landlords. There are not many landlords nowadays as practically al lthe land is owned by the Government. Sometimes people were not able to pay the rent, evictions took place and they went into the workhouses, which were built for that purpose. If people put windows in their houses or put chimneys on their houses their rent was raised and if they were not able to pay it then they were evicted. If people made any improvements on their
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2020-07-02 12:29
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much potatoes and threw them away to rot and the Blight came the next year and destroyed the potatoes. The people got Indian meal from the Government but it was too late ; nearly all the people died with the hunger.
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2020-07-02 12:29
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We set potatoes every year. My father
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2020-07-02 12:28
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I was told by Joseph Carey that a lot of people got mad and died with the hunger during the Famine times. The old people used to get black potatoes and bruise them between two flags to drain. They mixed them with some sort of meal and baked it on a griddle. The people cut a bit of that and ate it with a cup of water as there was no tea at that time. A lot of people got a disease called the Black Fever and or left the Country. Some of the people had too
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2020-07-02 12:27
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Games I play.
Many a time when the weather is fine I amuse myself playing all sorts of games with my brothers and sisters.
The games we play oftenest are, - Hide and go seek, High-windows, Corners, Tome fool in the middle, skittles Bling man's buff, Frog in the well, Cat and dog, Lord Juke Lord John and Colours. The way in which we play "Hide and go seek" is - one person goes away and hides and when the other person thinks that his comrade is hid he goes in search of him.
"Corners" are played by placing a person at each end of a square and another person in the
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2020-07-02 12:27
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The name of this song is the Derrinlaur Boy.
The Derrinlaur boys went out one day. Along the road a stalling O,
They met a Tin Lizzie on the road forsaken and forlorn O,
One proposed as the day was fine they'ed have arrive by Pillage O,
They took the Tin Liz by the Wing[?] and drove her towards the Village O.
With Micky Fogarty at the wheel a mechanic bold and daring O.
The Lizzie sped as ne'er before down towards the Village of Kilsheelan O.
With Johnny Cooney from Lisheen better known as "Murphy" O,
and Dinny Shanahan from Kilganery a drapers clark a while ago,
and Jimmy Walsh from Lisheen was catered by Guard Malloy O,
But one was missing from the crowd and that was famous "Scurty" O.
Air of Bansha Peelers
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2020-07-02 12:25
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and next day to let the water out and the sarch would by in the botten of the cann.
Long ago the people used to make a colour of scrax [?] and how they used to make it was to get scrax [?] and to put it in a pot and to put what ever they was [?] to colour in it. Then to put them on the fire and to leave them there for half of hour and to lift them and they would be colour.
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2020-07-02 12:24
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name of Tom Tyrrell lived in Clonshingle. When Tom put his potatoes in a pit, they all rotted so he went out in the field where the potatoes grew and dug it all up thinking that by chance he might get a few potatoes. When he had it all dug up and was going home, he saw a crow lighted in it. He turned round and shouted at the crow "You are only losing your time because there is not as much in it as would "earnest" a beezom" Nowadays if a [?] saw another person wasting his time he would say "You are losing your time like Tom Tyrrells crow."
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2020-07-02 12:20
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Long ago they ust to make candles of rushes and how they ust to make them was to get three rushes and to plate them together and to dip them in tala and to leave them up until they get dry and it would lite them.
How to make up flax. They would have to do nothing with it once they would sow it until they would cut it. Then they would carrie it to a bog and to leave it there for three weeks
to lift it then and to spread it out until it would be dry and then to bettle it and that they call the [?] [?] and to sch it with another boord and then to hacke it and to [?] it. Then to leav it the ruf stuff for making bags and then to spin it and to make sheets and shirts of them.
How to make starch out of patotes. To scrape a patot in-to a [?] and to [?] it in-to a cann
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of cold iron she succeeded in getting of the fort.
It is said that cold iron chases evil spirits
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2020-07-02 12:18
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My grandfather Joseph Daly who died a couple of years ago at the age of 86 often told me stories about the famine that he heard from his parents. He told me that the famine was very bad but that it was not very bad here because the English government had to give out meal. They gave out Indian Meal but before they gave it out they used to throw water on it the way the people could not use it for a long time.
Castletown Geoghegan. Mrs Carey Condranstown went down one day to a well near her house for a can of water and when she came home, she found two men in the yard eating out of a pig's pot. The potatoes that were put in pits the year of the famine all rotted and those that were left in the ground were not too bad.
A man by the
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2020-07-02 12:18
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A Fort.
There is a fort situated in my district, in the townland of Lisboduff. It is called "Fay's Fort" because it is situated on Mr Fays land. This fort is circular in shape, and it is believed that it was here the fairies had there abode long go.
There is a story attached to this fort which the old people of the district tell. it is said that a woman named Mrs Fay was milking cows on this fort one summer's day She heard a terrible noise and when she rose to go home she could not get out of the fort. She shouted for help and her husband came to her assistance and gave her a piece of cold iron.
When she received the piece
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2020-07-02 12:17
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Doonogan Castle is situated in the townland of Doonogan in the Barony of Ibricane and in the Parish of Kilmurry Ibricane. It is about five miles from Atlantic Ocean on the West Clare Coast. There is a fine view from the top of the Castle Hill as from it can be seen the most of Clare W., parts of Limerick and Kerry. Looking northwards you can see the Cliffs of Moher, Arran Islands, and a good part of Galway and the Twelve Pins.
In the historical Records of Clare Doonogan Castle appears to be a spot not too favoured by the historian. However, there is a good deal known about the old building. Tradition is fairly rich with reference to it. According to tradition it got its name in this way.
It was first inhabited by a race of giants who were famous for exploits and deeds of skill, and the youths of their race practiced in the great valleys beneath the hill on which the Castle stood.
At one time it was occupied by the Danes and Brian Boru dispossessed the when on his way from Cahir Hill - a powerful stronghold of the Danes in the townland.
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reached the tree a he fell into a magic stupor and remembered no more.
Two days afterwards he woke to find himself at Lisacoppal (now called Lattycopple) about half a mile from Coppenagh) minus the ring and gold.
The lady in question disgusted and dissatisfied afterwards married her former lover. Localism coined from this story "Don't be too sure of your match like O'Foy".
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2020-07-02 12:15
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Long ago they ust to make candles of rushes and how they ust to make them was to get three rushes and to plate them together and to dip them in tala and to leave them up until they get dry and it would lite them.
How to make up flax. They would have to do nothing with it once they would sow it until they would cut it. Then they would carrie it to a bog and to leave it there for three weeks
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2020-07-02 12:13
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A Fairy Story
The Tower of Bunnoe on the outskirts of Coppenagh was built by the O'Foys so that they could got a look at their possessions. It was built of stones peculiarly dove-tailed into each other
Near Coppenagh also is the Lone Bualtraigh bush. No one would go near it after sundown! One night a man on his way from Clones fair after making a good sale was attracted to the fort bu strange bright lights. The said man was to be married next day! He had the ring and gold for his bride-to-be in his pocket. When he
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2020-07-02 12:12
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A man named Ned Conlon was a great poet. He lived on the Dysart road. He died forty years ago. He was a great poet. One of his poems was the Adamstown Road. : As follows.
To the bend as you walk on the Adamstown Road,
To the left you turn up to Kate Byrne's abode,
For rearing pet pigs, it is well understood,
That Kate and her man earned a neat livelihood.
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The first pig they reared was a specimen fine,
He would enter the kitchen at mealtime to dine,
He would gaze all around him and fix his nice gub,
An the food so well mixed in the small timber tub.
III
Some people declared as he stood on the floor,
That he'd weigh eighteen, or perhaps weigh the score,
But none was correct-to give him his due,
And at Kelly's weigh bridge, he weighed twenty-two.
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Those tidings of course delighted Pat's heart,
And he started next day with his pony and cart,
with the pig well secured, Kate bid him farewell,
And he anchored quiet close to Bob Wilson's hotel.
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The first jobber came with his fine Tribbly hat,
And he quickly found out there were no flies on Pat,
The second jobber came and bid him a price,
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2020-07-02 12:10
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They got a bag and went in through the hedge and filled the bag with apples and they went to the plac