Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 269998 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2019-04-25 11:42
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This also, was a favourite pastime among the people of the district. The weights thrown were the holy hundred weight or a large stone. As the stone varied the distance varied so no actual distances are recorded
One famous weight thrower was Séan Bán Walsh who lived at the Grinding Stone. One day he went to a sports Gowran where all the crack athletes of the day were gathered. He asked to be allowed to throw the weight and when given permission to do so, he threw it far beyond the best mark of the day and so surprised the athletes that he was asked to throw again. He did so and this time, with a mighty
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-25 11:37
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Dancing was carried on in the open on Sundays and in the farmers houses during the winter and in the night time. No "stage" was used for the open air dancing as was the case in other parts of the parish. A fiddler from Bagnalstown another from Coolcullen and a local flute player called Brennan supplied the music. All Irish dances were danced
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2019-04-25 11:31
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Virgin, She took a bit of the tow from under her head and told the woman to rub it where he had the pain. The woman did as she was told and the pain went there and then. On that account there is said to be a cure in tow for any kind of a pain.
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2019-04-25 11:25
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t-Athair Ó Seóige freisin, agus bhí an-cháil air i bMhuigheó.
Fuair Máíre nÍ Bhreathnach an béalóidead eo thuas ó a h-athair -
Seán Breathnach,
Mámghabhna,
Mám,
Co. na Gaillimhe.
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2019-04-25 11:23
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Ta tobar meannuighthe i gCill Ghaobhar i gCo. Mhuigheó agus deirtear gur chaith Naomh Pádhraigh sgathamh ann. Bíonn turus ann chuile blian agus teigheann na mílte ann.
Dá mbeadh uisge an tobar agat ins an teach go deó ni leóbhthfach sé.
Nuair atá tú ag guidhe ag an otobar da bfeicfheá iasg beag tuairim - is fhas do mhéar ann, nó má uaire, deirtear go mbeadh tú leighsighte.
Fadó, bhí comhrach beirte in - aice an tobair agus ní raibh Dia sásta agus do thriomuigheadh Sé an tobar. Glaodhadh ar an t-Athair Ó Seóige, agus do bheannuigh sé an tobar trí h-uaire agus do líonadh suas le h-uisce arís é. Glaodhdh "Sagairt na Chúile Bána" ar an
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2019-04-25 11:13
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"Má thagann an cuach ar crann gan duilleabhar díol do bhó agus ceannuigh arbhar."
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2019-04-25 11:12
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Deirtear dá mbeadh máistire déanta agad roimh breacadh an lae Lá Bealtaine go mbeadh go-leor bainne ag na buaibh agus go mbeadh go leor im agad freisin.
Baintear slatacha de’n caorthann. Tógtar an craiceann díobh agus déantar gad díobh. Annsin castar an gad do fáinne agus cuirtear ar (leoine) loinithe na cuinneóige, canna, agus cruiscín in a blithtear na bó.
Cuirtear trí slatacha de’n caorthann ós cionn dorais an tighe le h-aghaidh gach anachain agus urcóid a choinneál ón teach ar feadh na bliadhna.
Deirtear má thógfadh an sionnach aon
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2019-04-25 11:09
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sod measured about three feet by two feet. The house was then thatched with sedge which was gathered on marshes. Some had chimneys and some had none at all. Any chimneys there were, were made of wattles and clay. Sometimes an opening was made in the roof to let out the smoke. The roofs inside these houses were black and shiny with soot and smoke. There was often an old bucket put in a hole on the top of the house over the fire-place to draw the smoke. A fire-place was very seldom placed in the centre of the floor. The floors in these old houses were made of clay. Turf a wood was always burned in the old houses. The only method that the old people had of getting light at night long ago was by means of rush-candles.
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2019-04-25 11:07
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Long ago the people had not very good food to live on. They lived principally or what they raized them-selves which was generally potatoes and oats.
They ground the oats with two stones one was shaped like a basin and the other fitted into it. In the top stone there were three holes. There were handles in two of those holes and the other where the corn could be put in. This was called a 'quern'.
The food the people had for their breakfast was oat-meal bread, some butter, a mug of milk and sometimes an egg. Very often the people did with this, until after a hard day's work they had their supper of potatoes, an egg and butter-milk.
They never used tea during the year except at Christmas and Easter and at that time they only got
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-25 11:00
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two ounces. The people used a lot of milk and they also used a lot of potatoes. They seldom used meat except when they killed wildbirds for wild-animals.
Very often if the people had any work to do they went out and finished it before their breakfast.
In the poorer districts the people only had rye-bread. It was called arán seagal. It was very hard to eat this bread.
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2019-04-25 10:59
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On the last night of April, Marsh marigolds (May flowers) were pulled. Holy Water was shaken on them They were strewn at the doors of dwelling house and byres. The custom still prevails. It was done to get the blessing of Mary, Queen of May on house and stock. Also to keep harm and witchcraft away from the cows and milk. It has the special power of preventing the butter being charmed off the milk by witches.
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2019-04-25 10:58
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Long ago the shops were not as plenty as they are now, because the people did not buy much only such as starch, blue and candles.
There was a shop in this district. It belonged to the Jordans of Newcastle. It was called a "Shebeen". In this shop groceries and stout were sold. There was also another "Shebeen" in Newcastle. It belonged to a Mrs Healy. All she used to sell was "poteen" which she used make herself.
There is nothing sold outside the chapel in this district but in
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2019-04-25 10:57
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The old houses long ago were made of mud or red clay with thatched roofs. These were known as the old mud-walls cabins. The walls were very thick, and were made of a mixture of mud and yellow clay called "adobe." This mixture when dry was quite solid, and lasted for years. Even to this day the remains of some of these dwellings are to be seen in Moynalty parish in Co Meath. Small holes about five inches wide, and seven inches long were left in the walls to let in light. As a rule there was no glass in these holes. A bag of straw or hay was stuffed into each of them at night, to keep out the cold, and taken out in the morning to let in the light. The roof was a crude affair. First of all thick boughs of oak were put up for rafters. The rafters on the front and back of the roof were held in position by shorter oak sticks called "Collar-Ties."Over the rafters lighter oak poles were spread at right angles to the rafters. Over these poles Beech branches often with the leaves on, were spread. On top of all this was put a covering of sods called "Scraws," usually got in a bog. Each
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2019-04-25 10:57
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láchaidhe = decent
sgiolán = a big potatoe cut for sowing
amadán = a fool
sleaghán - an implement used for cutting turf
pleidhche = a useless fool
sneán = a red ant that stings
smután = a piece of wet bogdeal
pruimpelán = large beetle
cailathín = an untidy girl
cailleach = an old woman
garsún = a boy
smig = a queer face fothram = great rush
piodar = rush
luigín = a cheek

gabhlóg = a stick shaped like a two pronged fork for straining barbed wire

dearg drúichtín = a sore that comes between the toes during the summer

neanntóg = a nettle
taoscán = a small load
gob - a bill
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2019-04-25 10:52
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Told to me by my father
Tim Kerin
Gortaclare
Bellharbour
Co Clare.
Long ago travellers used to the houses and stay a few days in each house. When a man who used to compose songs came along great joy came in the village.
One mans name was Matt Mahon.
He used to compose nice songs about those who gave him lodging. No one ever used to refuse to give him lodging. In the nights all the people of the village would gather in order to hear him sing songs. When travellers came along they got no welcome in any house. They used to sell saucepans dishes and other useful articles. Tinkers stole some food and begged for more. There are many bands of tinkers such as the Caseys, the Furys, the Sweeneys.
John P. Kerin 29 March 1938
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2019-04-25 10:51
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Skehanagh meat is sold outside the chapel after mass on Sunday still. The people had not much money long ago because they had no way of getting it. The markets were held in the towns. They used to be held on the streets of the town, or on the fair green if there was any one in the town.
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2019-04-25 10:51
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In this locality nearly all the farmers shut the doors of the cowhouses fearing their neighbours might come to the cows and milk them and take the butter from them for that year. On May morning all the people bring in a little bit of the blossom of the furze tree and they put it over the door and leave it there until that time again and then burn that and bring in a new bit. It should be brought in the first thing on May morning. People say it is to keep the Summer in for the year.
There is a custom here that when calves get a colic called the rúphar péist. All the calves inside is notted up and when the knot is made in on the calves back on the outside the pain would go.
They knot it made with a cord and when the knot is made the person catches
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-25 10:45
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The fairs of this district are held on the first or second Friday of each month and they are always held on the streets in Athenry.
Long ago there were only three fairs in Athenry, they were held in
May, July and October.
Buyers come from all parts of Ireland to Athenry to buy horses, cattle, sheep and pigs.
There is a toll paid on every fair and market day in Athenry.
Patrick Doherty is the toll collector in Athenry.
He collects sixpence per hed for cattle three pence per head for pigs and twopence per head for sheep.
He rents the toll every ten years from Blakney of Abbey.
When the people were selling
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2019-04-25 10:43
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Told to me by my father
Thomas McGann
Aughavinane
Bellharbour
Co Clare

Farmers do not like to start sowing the seeds any day but Friday. It is supposed to be a lucky day. They like to start ploughing and doing all their work on Friday.

It is said that the fourth day of the year is a cross day. Tuesday is the cross day of the year this year so nobody is getting married on that day.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are unlucky day for marriages

Margaret McGann
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2019-04-25 10:42
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In Lissycasey long ago May night was thought to be a great night of piseóga. People believed that their butter could be taken away by others. A great many things were done to prevent this. People got a lump of salt and left it under a white thorn bush May night after sunset.
It was taken before sunrise in the morning. Every time during the year they made butter they put a pinch of this salt in the churn. The people believed that this prevented anyone from bringing their butter.
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2019-04-25 10:42
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Told to me by my father
Tim Kerin
Gortaclare
Bellharbour
Co Clare
Saturday and Thursday are unlucky for starting work because the people say the work will never be finished.
Monday is unlucky for getting clipped.
Friday is lucky for starting any work except to get married.
Monday Tuesday and Wednsday (sic) are lucky for starting any work.
If people had a new house they like to go to live in it of a Friday.
Friday is lucky for sowing new potatoes.
John P. Kerin 22 march 1938.
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2019-04-25 10:39
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any animals long ago, they had to make the bargain before the market cross which stands there.
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2019-04-25 10:38
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cement roof. It is easy to see that it is a forge with all the waste iron that is thrown about it and there is always a horse shoe nailed over the door.
The smith has a good deal of tools; he has five or six different sized hammers and every sized punches and sledges. He also has a large bellows for blowing the fire when he wants to redden an iron.
The smith has a vice and a rasp also, he uses the rasp for paring the hoof after putting on the shoes. The implements the smith makes are slanes, gates, ploughs, grubbers and tyres for wheels of carts. He puts the tyres on the wheel also. He has a stone wheel where he leaves the wheel of the cart while he is putting on the tyre.
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2019-04-25 10:38
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Told to me by my father
Mr James Kelly
Bellharbour
Co. Clare
People say that Friday's and Monday's are the best days for biginning (sic) work. If a person wants to go ploughing he waits until Friday.
People don't make crosses for Saint Briged (sic) until St Brigeds (sic) Eve.
The eleven first days of April are called The Old March. It is dangerous to leave off any clothes for those eleven days.
John Kelly 22nd March 1938.
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2019-04-25 10:38
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pot. He thought the rabbit was under her so he rose her up and the pot was full of blood from her wound. For she had changed herself in to a hare and got shot.
She went down in her two knees and begged of him not to tell any one.
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2019-04-25 10:36
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The only big wind that is remembered took place in the year 1903. It swept over all Ireland but it did the most harm around Kells and Carlanstown. All the woods in the country were levelled and several houses were burnt and knocked down. There was a beautiful grove around the spire of Loyd (of ever green trees) and in the morning they were all levelled. All the roads were blocked with trees. Fire wood was very plentiful. It was a matter of getting the roads clear. There was a poem made about the big wind. In one of the verses was,
The two public houses were,
shut sharp at ten,
But before three in the morning they were opened again,
The wine and whiskey was there in galore,
They could not be touched till the storm was o'er.
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2019-04-25 10:27
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stranger came in and put a coal of fire in his pipe and did not take a twist of the churn that he brought the butter.
When the milk is churned some people take the milk from the butter. Then they get a big wooden dish and take the butter and put it into it. Then they make rolls of it or put it into a dish.
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2019-04-25 10:25
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Long ago the youth of the country never wore boots untill they were about twenty years old. The boots the older people wore were clogs the soles of them were made from timber and the upper made of tanned leather. There is hardly any shoe maker in the country all the shoes are made in the factorys. The last shoe maker in this district was Michael Jordan. The water the old people washed their feet in long ago was luke-warm water. The people never threw out the water after sunset.
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2019-04-25 10:21
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There is only one smith in this district. His name is James Molloy. His forge is situated on the side of the road. It has a
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2019-04-25 10:18
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when a woman would come she would take a pince of snuf in honour of the dead.
10. It is unlucky to open an umbrela in a house because long ago if a person opened an umbrella in the house they would not use that umbrela for a year and a day.
11. If a person met a magpie on the way to the market she or he would turn back.
One magpie: for bad luck
Two magpies for: Joy
Three magpies for:- disaster
Four magpies for :- a Funeral
Five magpies for:- Marriage.
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2019-04-25 10:15
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7. When people would be gong to sow slits they would put holy water on them so that they would not go bad.
this was done after the famine in Ireland.
8. If two people met on the stairs they would say that their luck was gone for the day.
9.
Long ago when a person would die the people of the house would buy clay pipes and snuf.
When a man would come he would take a pipe in honour of the dead and
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2019-04-25 10:13
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4. When a woman would be churning she would put a bit of salt under the churn so that (so) (that) the butter would come out alright.
5. Long ago two people would not wash themselves in the same water without one of them spitting in the water. they would do it so that they would not fight with each other.
6. If a person saw (seen) a moth on the wall they would say that there was a letter coming to them with good news in it.
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2019-04-25 10:12
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The local landlord was John Arthur Farrell. His ancestors lived in Moynalty for over a hundred and fifty years. He was looked upon as a bad landlord because he was cruel. The landlord had the houses knocked down and by doing this he got the nickname "Jack the Leveller." Many stories are told about the landlord.
In this parish there lived a priest named Fr. Mullen. His house was opposite the landlord's. When the Priest's house was being built the landlord would not allow it to be on a level with his own. There was a basement under the Priest's house. So Fr. Mullen had to remove the clay from around the basement. This is why the Priest's house is in a hollow. Fr. Mullen said "The Priest's house will be here when the grass grows round the landlord's door."
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2019-04-25 10:10
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1. Long ago when a cow would calf the owners would put red rag and a bit of wax candle around her tail so that the fairies would not take her.
2. The people would not dig a grave on Monday unless some of it was dug on Sunday.
The reason was that something happened on a Monday after the coming of saint Patrick.
3. You should go to far too a fair or to far for a wife.
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2019-04-25 10:03
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Teac mór már é cair;eor ár é tomhais go beo é no tig tart é Flathais.
Sean- Facla
Is góire cabair déna an doras.
Is Fearr rith maith ná dhroic seasamh
Ní tá dá giarract Nac dcagainn an oidce
An rud is doile le duine veidin gur bé leas é.
Casmar na daoine le céile act Ní casmar na snuic.
Ceannaig sean-rud agus bí gan-aon rug.
Is minic cnanha mór ag droc mgafadh
Is fearr carad ga sa [?] Na punt sa spourán
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2019-04-25 09:57
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(4) Ta mo sgorreaca dóighte i et cuisbead mo croidhe ar an ól a bhios mo thóir go maidin glat arís.
Is creideóin ar mo capaillín ná go báid mhóra sios daingean seo le briad [?] no ag i gclianin ag le mna deasa baile Loc-con-irta
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2019-04-25 09:56
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Once upon a time a number of men were working in a field, reaping corn. They took with them a drink, made up of water and oaten-meal. They put the drink under a heap of bushes for fear the sun would damage it. After a time they came to a weasel's nest and young ones in it. One of the men lifted the nest very carefully and left it down on a sheaf of oats. The old weasel was looking on. She thought the men were killing the young ones, so she went and spat into the drink the men had. The people believe that a weasel's spit contains poison. Then the old weasel went to see if the little ones were dead, but when she reached the nest she found them safely. Then the old weasel seeing that they were safe, went and did her best to spill the drink, for fear the men would drink it.
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2019-04-25 09:53
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Bailigheadh na raidhte seo ídhaoine i Leitir Árd.
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There is an ancient Castle at Robertstown on the land of Mr. C. O Reilly, Kilbeg. In this Castle lived a wretch named "Gutters" who was in the habit of sitting at a window and shooting at passers-by. Several attempts were made to catch him. In the same parish there remains of another Castle on the top of Ardamagh Hill or Castle Hill as it is called. In this castle the parish Priest watched for weeks to see if "Gutters" would leave his Castle. At last one morning early, he saw "Gutters" in a field. The Priest got his horse and gun and approached "Gutters" and shot him dead. The spot can still be seen where "Gutters" fell. People passing by, throw a stone on the spot where Gutters fell. A very remarkable thing is that the Castle is good repair. The Castle is now covered with ivy. The blood of his victims is still on the stairs. Some people say that he was killed in the Castle.
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he immediately stopped playing and lay down to sleep. The tailor told the child's mother that it was a fairy was there and that her child had been taken away. The mother went out and came in running saying that a certain fort was on fire. The fairy, jumping out of the cradle, made off like the wind saying that his wife and children would all be burned. He was never seen again. It is said the fairy spirited the child away and got into he cradle himself.
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2019-04-25 09:34
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keeper what price was the broadfaced chicken in the window. The shopkeeper said it was an owl. The man replied The man replied "Ould or young it will do the lodger."
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2019-04-25 09:33
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There is a funny story to be told around our side(Carrowlustia, Calry, Co.Sligo) about a tailor who got married and had children. There was one child in the cradle and his mother could not leave the house but he was crying. One day as he awoke his mother was out and he asked the tailor where she was. The tailor told him she was out. The child took a fiddle from under his pillow and began to play His mother came in and
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2019-04-25 09:29
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shake his wife and then gave her the bottle. She soon got better.
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2019-04-25 09:28
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Dr.Laid visited a patient in the country and told the wife he would send out a plaster to be put on the troublesome chest. Next day the doctor came again and asked the woman why she hadn't put the plaster on his chest, and she replied "Ah, doctor, I hadn't a "chist" in the house so I put it on the box.
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2019-04-25 09:24
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There was a man going along the street one day. He saw in a shop window, for sale, an owl. He went in and asked the shop-
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2019-04-25 09:23
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A man walked up to a market stand on which some old-looking fowl were up for sale."What do you sell these for?" he said to the owner. "I will sell them for profit" he replied sarcastically. "Is that so?" said the man in great surprise. "I'm glad to know that they are prophets". I thought they were patriarchs."
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2019-04-25 09:20
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One time there was a man whose wife was sick. He went to the doctor for a bottle of medicine. The doctor gave him a bottle on which was written "To be well shaken before taken." The man came home and he started to
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2019-04-25 09:18
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There is a chest of gold supposed to be hidden at the bottom of Benbo mountain in Co. Leitrim. Granda's sister dreamed of it three nights in succession. She said she saw a little man with a glazed peak on his cap, and he said to her, "Your father and your mother are going to the market tomorrow and I will come and help you to carry home the gold". Before her father went to the market she told him and he went up with her for it. When she came as far as the chest she fainted and the sods that he had taken out were thrown in and left
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2019-04-25 08:50
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Ballykeal house was built by a wealthy man named George Lysaght. He was so wealthy that he was called "Sóirsa an Óir" and thought he could never spend all his money. It is built on a little hill facing a large lawn surrounded by tree.
Many old people say that the site on which the house was built was originally a Fort. The house is built of stone and mortar all of which was quarried in his land. There are very few houses of its solid structure in Ireland today. The stonework in the building was all handcut. It is a three storey building containing about twenty rooms. The basement which contains six of these rooms is so built that the ceiling of each room is arched with stone, so that if fire ever broke out it could not penetrate the upper storey's. The house is surrounded by large battlements. Six large Cellars extend under the avenue in front of the house. It is said that "Sóirsa an Óir" as he was commonly called by everyone placed a sovereign under each corner stone when having the house built.
About three hundred yards North at the back of the
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2019-04-25 08:50
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residence are two large yards containing numerous outhouses. One line of the outhouses are two storey.
Many years afterwards "Sóirsa an Óir" lost all his wealth and it is said for a fact that he was refused for a pennyworth of snuff in the nearby village of Kilfenora.

The estate was then bought by a man named George Commerford. A very historic interest is attached to the place while it was in his posession. At the time of the Cholera, he gave the used of the yard buildings as a hospital, to care for the large numbers striken with the fever. The residence was used as a home for the doctors and nurses. Large numbers of patients died and were buried in the surrounding field.
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2019-04-25 08:35
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On May Night people used to pick a certain herb called tréanlus and rub it to the cows udder before May Day lest any one would bring away the butter or milk of cows; whoever would be first to take water from local well on May Morning would be considered lucky for the year. People wouldn't churn on May Morning.
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2019-04-25 08:19
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In an old road there is a place covered with bushes and briars for some distance of the road which is called the "Claidhe Búidhe" where an axils is heard working every night at a certain time of the year. And near that there is a meadow and if any body went into it after eight o'clock they would go astray and could not come out. It is said by people that in olden times there were three children buried in that field.
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2019-04-25 08:15
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floor he said there was a carpenter there and he hit him with a mallet he said when he was going out the door that a harness-maker hit him with the two sides of a straddle when he went out the door that a man caught him with a two prong pike and threw him up on the castle and that there was a thatcher on the castle and he picked out his eyes with a scallop. He fell off the castle and he went into hospital and yesterday he came out.
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2019-04-25 08:12
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In the townland of Coolderry- Coill Dearg- nearby is the small field known as the Caldragh, where in olden times was an old church and we are told St Daig had a monastery here.
Those lands belonged to the Kiltybegs Ranch, formerly in the hands of the Filgates of Louth, but changed owners several times and were finally taken over by the Land Commission about 1928. When the lands were being tilled, a small tombstone bearing an unlegible ?inscription was unearthed, also a small stone with groove equivalent to a holy -water font. In it are also some v. small ridges, remains of graves and in a corner some human bones were unearthed.
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heard music near him. The music moved on the road and Cormac followed it. Soon they had him dancing for the first time in his life, and he danced until he wore the soles of his boots. When they were leaving , they all started to cheer and shout " Bravo Mac Cormac, Bravo Mac Cormac "
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2019-04-25 08:12
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told him that he would give him the land. Then he wrote to the two other sons and told them come home. Then he gave the land to the youngest son and he gave the money to the second son and to the third son he gave a cat a dog a ram a gander a bull and a cock and he told him to make his living out of them. He went away and he met a castle he went into the castle. There was a heap of splinters in the corner. He put the cat in the corner and he told him if any robber came to get a splinter to scrape him he put the dog lying near the fire and told him if anyone came to blow the fire to stick his paw down his throat. He put the ram in the middle of the floor and told him if anyone came down the floor to hit him with his head. He put the gander behind the door and he told him if anyone comes out the door to beat him with his wings. He put the bull outside and he told him to hit anyone that would come to the door with his horns and throw him up on the castle. He put the cock up on the castle and told him to pick out his eyes with his bill. One day a robber came to the castle and he was nearly killed. He ran away to the forest and told the rest of the robbers that the castle was enchanted. He said when he went up to the corner for a splinter there was an old woman sitting in the corner and she tore him with her nails, when he went over to blow the fire there was an old man there and he stuck a dirty ashey hand down his throat. When he was going down the
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2019-04-25 08:10
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In the townland of Coolderry- Coill Dearg- nearby is the small field known as the Caldragh, where in olden times was an old church and we are told St Daig had a monastery here.
Those lands belonged to the Kiltybegs Ranch, formerly in the hands of the Filgates of Louth, but changed owners several times and were finally taken over by the Land Commission about 1928. When the lands were being tilled, a small tombstone bearing an unlegible ?inscription was unearthed, also a small stone with groove equivalent to a holy -water font. In it are also some v. small ridges, remains of graves and in a corner some human bones were unearthed.
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2019-04-25 08:07
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There is a ford near our house where Mass used to be celebrated long ago. There is a big high stone of limestone in the middle of the ford. There is a shallow hole in the middle of the stone and the old people said it was in that hole the holy water used to be kept. Any one would not know the place now only there is a wide deep hole there. When a person would pass the place they would see small children with white clothes but when they would see you they would disappear
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2019-04-25 08:06
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The Penal Days
During the penal days a priest was saying Mass at a place called tobar na Molt Near Bradfert about three miles west of Tralee.
One day as he was saying Mass there, the British soldiers came on him unexpectedly. As they were coming he prepared to gather up all the Holy vessels and as they were about to capture him three golden sheep sprung up out of the ground. The soldiers stood in amazement looking at them and while they were looking at them the priest escaped, and the three golden sheep had disappeared and a well sprung up tere.
In the present day the peple do rounds especially during
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2019-04-25 07:45
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There was a man there long ago. He had three sons the two eldest sons went off to a foreign country and the youngest son stayed at home. The father went away to another country and he wrote to the youngest son and
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2019-04-25 07:43
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There was a servant boy at a certain house and his boss told him not to leave some woman that was living near them into the car when he would be going to the creamery or coming from it, that she was working piseógs. When he was coming from the creamery this day, she came out of her house and jumped into the car in spite of him. When she was just inside in the car, the road filled with weasels. She did not want to leave him out of the car and when he came out to drive them away a big flock of birds flew over their heads. When he came home there was a cow and a horse and a sow sick. After a long time the horse and the pig got alright, but the cow had not any milk ever afterwards.
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2019-04-25 07:39
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to gather the rape out of the cow tracks for four other children. She carried it home and boiled it for them. Her husband sent them money from America and they went over.
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2019-04-25 07:37
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In the famine times a certain farmer in this place had rape growing. His cows broke into it and trampled it. A woman came on with a dead child on her back to
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2019-04-25 07:36
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Two boys named Sullivan and Donoghue lived in the parish of Knocknagashel some years ago. They were first cousins and were great companions. One day as Sullivan was drawing in hay he got a sudden pain and he died a short time after. He was not long dead. When Donoghue was coming from Knocknagoshel who should he meet but the dead man. He got very much afraid and ran home. The next night he met him again and did not talk to him. Donoghue was getting very troubled about it and he told his friends and they told him to talk to him. One evening he was drawing manure. It was getting dark. When he was lifting up the shaft he saw Donoghue at the heel of the car. He got courage and asked the man what was troubling him. Sullivan said that he took drink on day in Abbeyfeale for a few men and did not pay for it. He asked him if he would pay for it. He said he would. He payed for it that night and he never met him since.
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2019-04-25 07:28
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Long ago between fifty and sixty years when there were not many trains all the people had to go to Cork by car with their firkins of butter and bring home all their provisions. This day as a man by the name of James Quirke of Mountcollins Abbeyfeale was passing a castle near Mallow he stood looking at the ruins and feeding his horse when a little man stuck his head out of the ivy that surrounded the castle and spoke to him. He said my dear man you will live an old age and see many strange things. You will see headless coaches running the road instead of your common car and there will be war in Ireland and a Spaniard shall rule it.
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2019-04-25 07:23
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strange looking man came in the door and asked why were the children crying. The mother started to cry and told him she had not a bite or a sup to give them and that her husband had to go work fasting. Go down to that box and see what is in it. When the woman went down she found the empty box full of everything she wanted and as the man went out the door he said this is the poorest day you shall ever see again and it was.
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2019-04-25 07:19
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Long ago there lived a very honest man with his wife and young family he was very poor and he found it very hard to get work for the times were very bad. He was going breaking stones one morning and he had nothing to eat for his breakfast nor was there a bite in the house for the family. He knelt down and said his prayers and he said to himself how will my wife comfort the children when they wake. As he was crossing a field on his way to work he picked up a shilling he knelt down and thanked God for giving him the price of the bread when the children got up they started crying for something to eat and their mother was trying to keep them quiet. A
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2019-04-25 07:15
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says he to the other Priests that laughed at him. Some time after that a long time he was called to Islandanny on a sick call by a woman to her husband and also to celebrate Mass for the sick man and he told the woman to see the cattle and drive out all of them into another field except one white one and she went and drove them all out and he spoke on the Mass and says he to his Clerk "I'm done". It was true as he fell sick soon after and died and the woman's husband got better. Everyone was very sorry after him and very unthankful to the woman that would rather her old cow than the good Priest.
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2019-04-25 07:10
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Some years ago there was a great parish priest in Duagh whose name was Father Jim Harnett it was said he had great power, and people used be very anxious to call on him for their sick and also to Baptise their babies, but it happened one time in Duagh that there was a field dayas it is called as it was drawing to the end of the Easter duty a great many priests attended there to hear the people's confessions and he was all day sitting in a seat in some part of the Chapel and he was seen to be sleeping and other priests were laughing at him. A great many people were waiting for him and it was getting late so he knew he could not have them all heard so he told all that were intended to go to Confession to himself to kneel down and he gave them all Absolution and told all to come to Holy Communion in the morning. Which of ye now can do that
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2019-04-25 07:04
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the next night they come and that he could keep all the cows. The third night the man stayed up and had everything ready and the cows did not come at all. He went to the priest again the next day and he told him that the cows did not come at all. The priest told him that he had done it wrong that he should go to bed the same as every night and get up when he would hear them. So he never got the cows.
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2019-04-25 07:00
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There was a man there long ago and he had twenty cows and they all died. A few nights after when the man was in bed he heard all the cows bellowing round the yard and he was surprised to hear them as he knew they were not his own. He got up and went out and he saw all his own cows going across the yard and they went as far as a fort which was behind the house they all disappeared. The second night the man heard the same noise and he got up again and saw his own cows going across the yard and he did not know what to do, until the next day he went to the priest and told him the story. The priest told him to get a bucket and to milk a drop of milk from every cow
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2019-04-25 04:28
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there was a long, sharp blade to it. She took it up and drove it out through the glass of the window and right through his body and killed him, before he had time to desert.
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2019-04-25 04:24
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How far can a man go into a wood ?
Only half-way, because if he went any further he would be going out of it
Why does a miller wear a white cap ?
To cover his head.
Why do you go to bed ?
Because the bed would not come down to you.
I went into the wood and I got it.
when I got it I looked for it the more
I looked for it the less I liked it, I
brought it home in my hand
because I couldn't find it?
A thorn in your finger.
What weight is the moon?
One hundred weight (cwt)
Spell the red rogue of the world in three letters?
Fox.
Spell black water in three letters?
Ink.
Black and white and red all over
A newspaper.
As round as an apple as deep as a cup
All the kings horses wouldn't draw it up?
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2019-04-25 04:10
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Inside to your house I come many a time
And high on the shoulders of men I climb
And when I go out just over your head
I'm as thin as a line of silken threads.
Smoke.
What part of fish is liquid measure
Gill.
What has a face and no head.
A Watch.
When is a knife rude.
When it cuts a cake.
What has a mouth and no tongue.
A river.
Why are washerwomen funny people.
Because they put out tubs to catch soft water when it is raining hard.
What has a tongue and no mouth.
A whip.
If you were going down the road on a ass what fruit would you both represent
A beautiful pair.
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2019-04-25 04:00
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going around the world on that night. Many games are played on November eve such as making cakes and putting rings in them and then, when the cake is distributed everyone is on tenther-hooks to see who will get the ring. Whoever gets the ring, it is said, will be married first out of house. There are many games on that night also.
On St. Stephen's day some people go hunt the wren, and very few people work on that day.
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2019-04-25 03:55
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It is usual to wear shamrock on St. Patrick's Day, in memory of St. Patrick, who taught the "Mystery of the Blessed Trinity" to the Pagans of Ireland, about the year 432.
In some places on St. Martin's Day, which occurs on the eleventh of November, a chicken or a duck is killed and a few drops of blood sprinkled on the door step to keep away all harm.
Some people do not eat meat on St. Martin's Day to keep away sickness.
Some people who suppy others with milk, do not give any milk on May Day as they think that if they did they would give all their butter-fat away and and would have no butter that year. Instead of that they give double the supply the evening before.
Most people do not like to go out on November Eve as they believe that the fairies have the liberty of
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2019-04-25 03:45
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and calves from her, and when she is dead we can get beef and lard from her, and her hooves can be made into glue, and beads and combs out of her horns.
The dog is one of the most intelligent animals on the farm. A well-trained dog would bring home cows or sheep and no one near or with him.
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2019-04-25 03:42
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but still holds water?
A sponge.
11. Why is it that a pony is never hungry when he is harnessed?
Because he has a bit in his mouth.
12. What is the smallest city in Ireland?
Cork, because a cork can fit in a bottle.
13. There was a little house, and a mouse would not fit in it, and all the men in Kerry would no count all the windows in it?
A thimble.
14. As red as blood, as white as as milk, ad sweet as a nut, and as high as a wall?
An apple.
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2019-04-25 03:41
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There are many animals and birds on the farm some of the names of which are, cows, horses, asses, ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs, cats, hens, ducks, geese, turkeys and bantoms.
Most cows are tied by means of steel chains around their necks. If a person kills a swallow it is said that his cows will milk blood.
Horses' fodder generally consists of hay or straw, mangolds or turnips and oats. Some people sow vetches for horses, and they are very fond of them. They do be out in the fields in the night and then they do not need fodder at all.
They are generally put in the house in November, and the first night they are clipped.
The cow is very useful, the proverb concerning her being :
"The juice of the cow is good living or dead."
The meaning of this is when the cow is living we get milk
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2019-04-25 03:40
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There are many animals and birds on the farm some of the names of which are, cows, horses, asses, ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs, cats, hens, ducks, geese, turkeys and bantoms.
Most cows are tied by means of steel chains around their necks. If a person kills a swallow it is said that his cows will milk blood.
Horses' fodder generally consists of hay or straw, mangolds or turnips and oats. Some people sow vetches for horses, and they are very fond of them. They do be out in the fields in the night and then they do not need fodder at all.
They are generally put in the house in November, and the first night they are clipped.
The cow is very useful, the proverb concerning her being :
"The juice of the cow i good living or dead."
The meaning of this is when the cow is living we get milk
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2019-04-25 03:24
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were generally well received and when they were not, they used make fun of the couple, such as taking the bride out around the floor dancing, or bringing her out in the yard and in the end has her terrified.
When they are not admitted they generally do harm to the property of the bride or bride or bride-groom. Such were the things they used to do, open gates in fields where there was corn or cattle, sometimes taking them off their hinges and throwing them across the road, burning ditches of bushes, or putting writing about the bride and bride-groom on placards and putting them in a place for everyone to see.
It was, and is still a general rule to get married at Shrove and it was considered unlucky to get married in May. Most people get married on Wednesday and this was the rhyme concerning it,
Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses and Saturday no day at all.
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2019-04-25 03:16
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There is one river flowing through it. There is no wood in it. There are three wells in the townland. One is a lime well, the other two are iron wells. People used to emigrate from it long ago. The old people so not know Irish, but if their fathers or mothers did not want them to know what they were conversing about the would speak in Irish.
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2019-04-25 03:12
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Some years ago, matches were generally made by the parents of those who were to get married, and sometimes it happened that the couple would not see or know each other until the wedding day. The Banns used only be published once. The weddings used often take place at the home of the bride and not in the Church at all. The bride and bride-groom never met each other on the morning of the wedding until they reached the Church. For the wealthier people carpets were spread from the Church door to the car or coach, and rice, sugar and other things of that sort were thrown at them.
When they were about half a mile from home the horses were unyoked and the servant-men of the man and woman drew home the carriage. The feast was generally held at the bride's house on the wedding night and after coming from their honey-moon it was again held at the bride-groom's house. If the married couple were popular and well-liked by their neighbours there was usually a good crowd of what was known as "Straw Boys". These
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2019-04-25 03:00
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Cappawhite
Co. Tipperary
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2019-04-25 03:00
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off. The rainbow too means either good or bad weather according to the time of its appearance.
"A rainbow in the morning,
Is the shepherd's warning,
A rainbow at night,
Is the shepherd's delight."
When the stars twinkle it is an indication or frost.
The birds instinctively tell us of the approach of wind or rain. The seagull leaves the shore and comes inland when a storm is approaching. Gerald Griffin styled the seagull "White bird of the tempest."
The swallow coming to our land tell us of the approach of warm days.
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2019-04-25 02:54
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Name and Addresses of people from whom I got the information:
Mr. McDonnell,
Joem,
Cappawhite
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2019-04-25 02:44
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There are two forges in the parish of Cappawhite. One is situated in Cappawhite village and one in Monroe. My Ryan's in Cappawhite is near the road and the a stream at the back. My Brown's forge in Monroe is at the crossroads. The forge is an oblong building running from east to west and parallel to the street. They are very deficiant in light with a street window. The door is large and wide. The bellows in Brown's forge is of the old fashioned style made of stout timber and leather. By working the bottom of it up and down a current of air is forced through the nozzel. This keeps the necessary temperature. The bellow in Mr. Ryan's forge is an up to date fan bellows worked by turning a handle, like the domestie blower. The implements the smith uses in his work are, the anvil, sledge,
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2019-04-25 02:32
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up the next day and it was not until Thursday evening that the other fisher men heard that he had not gone home. They all imagined that he was attending his sick wife and on Friday morning his body was found. Mr Denton was about 65 years of age. One of his fishermen asked him to come down the next day but he said he would be out fishing all night. He did not turn up next day and they heard him say that a man might as well be dead or drowned as to be in trouble.
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2019-04-25 02:31
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The Fox Covert in which Mass was celebrated during the Penal Days, is situated about two miles west of Cappawhite village and in the townland of Shanaclune. It is rather difficult to find the exact spot without somebody to guide you. On the right hand side of the road you will see a clump of trees and brushwood. In former days this locality was thickly wooded and the priest and congregation were fairly safe beneath the sheltering woods. All paths led to the Fox Covert in these days. Here we have [?] and many a Mass path and double ditch leading towards this sacred Sanctuary from all directions. Very little of the old church remains just a few late
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2019-04-25 02:26
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Once upon a time a man named Nicholas Cowman was coming home from town and just as he was turning the turn at Monmore he turned the car into a big ditch. The man was lying in the ditch with the car on top of him. Just when help came to take the man from under the car one of the men went up to the horse and it gave a kick and hit Nicholas Cowman on the head and killed him.
This happened about 16 years ago one Saturday night. He was under the car till the following Sunday morning when he was found by his son Michael Cowman.
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2019-04-25 02:20
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It was in the year of 1904 that a terrible accident occured on the river Slaney. A party of five from Ballinaslaney
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2019-04-25 02:18
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whose names were Moses Mernagh, his daughter Mary Ann Also Margaret Savage her son James and John Malone were returning from Macmine Station and when they left the shore a mist of rain came. Margaret Savage raised an umbrella which was said to cause the boat to turn over. The five went down and when coming up Margaret Savage caught hold of the bottom of the boat and her son James caught hold of her and she shouted for help. Matthew Bennett + John Malone hearing her cries rushed from the opposite side and saved the woman and her son. The other three were drowned and their bodies were found the following week. Moses Mernagh was found on Sunday in Carrig draft and John Malone was found on Monday in Stacy and Mary Ann Mernagh was found on Tuesday in Pouldarrig and it is sad to relate that
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2019-04-25 02:08
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Moses Mernagh was being buried when his daughter was found.
This happened on the 20th of April in the year 1904.
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2019-04-25 02:06
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A long time ago as an engine was going down a hill called the "Dark Walk. The driver did not put on the brakes quick enough and the engine ran into a wall beside the road and fell into the field.
Both men were killed and the engine badly damaged. After some time the engine was taken away and the wall was repaired but the mark is there still. This happened in the Parish of Crossabeg about the year 1906.
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2019-04-25 01:58
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About thirty years ago a sad accident happened at a place called Garrynisk about two miles from Oylegate. A threshing set was employed by Mr Kelly. It was late in the evening when the machine was leaving. A young boy named Patrick Maher about fourteen years of age was walking up the avenue behind the mill. The engine had passed out and then stopped. The boy still behind the mill closed the gate. The driver unaware of the boy being there shunted back a few yards to get it right for the road. The boy still there was crushed to death behind the mill and the gate.
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2019-04-25 01:50
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In the old days people used to make toys at home for their children. Some people were able to make a teetum-totam out of a spool. They made four sides on it and put or cut the words on it - "Take all", "Put all", "Put one", and "Take two". It was made something like this.
- Drawing of teetum-totam -
People used to make snares for catching rats long ago. They were made from a bit of a sally rod with the two ends of it stuck in the ground and a piece of leather on one of the ends made in the shape of a snare. When the rat would run into it one part of it pulled up and the rat was choked.
Another toy that used to be made was a rush-whip. The way that it was made was - they would get three
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-25 01:49
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In the old days people used to make toys at home for their children. Some people were able to make a teetum-totam out of a spool. They made four sides on it and put or cut the words on it - "Take all", "Put all", "Put one", and "Take two". It was made something like this.
- Drawing of teetum-totum -
People used to make snares for catching rats long ago. They were made from a bit of a sally rod with the two ends of it stuck in the ground and a piece of leather on one of the ends made in the shape of a snare. When the rat would run into it one part of it pulled up and the rat was choked.
Another toy that used to be made was a rush-whip. The way that it was made was - they would get three
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2019-04-25 01:45
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Horses, cows, cattle, sheep, pigs, dogs and cats are the domestic animals of the farmer.
Some horses are kept to do farm work, and others are kept to race and to hunt.
They are put in the house at night during the Winter. They are fed on hay, straw, oats and mangolds.
The house in which they are kept is called a stable.
This house is cleaned out once a day.
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2019-04-25 01:42
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shells.
The little chickens get no food for twenty-four hours, then they get breadcrumbs and a mixture of dry meals. They get skim milk to drink in little dishes.
The hen remains about six weeks with the chickens, and then she starts to lay again.
When the chickens are about five or six months old, they are sold.
Young hens, that are hatched in February and March, are kept to lay during the following Winter. They are called pullets. When they are about
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2019-04-25 01:42
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shells.
The little chickens get no food for twenty-four hours, then they get breadcrumbs and a mixture of dry meals. They get skim milk to drink in little dishes.
The hen remains about siz weeks with the chickens, and then she starts to lay again.
When the chickens are about five or six months old, they are sold.
Young hens, that are hatched in February and March, are kept to lay during the following Winter. They are called pullets. When they are about
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2019-04-25 01:39
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They lay their eggs in boxes, which are in the fowl houses and sometimes they lay on ricks of straw.
When they lay a certain number of eggs they sit. They generally sit in Spring. They lie on the nest and if anyone goes neat them they say. "bluck, cluck, cluck." Then thirteen eggs are put under them. Those eggs should be of good size and shape and have strong, smooth shells.
They sit on the eggs, and are taken off every day, and are fed.
At the end of three weeks the chickens break through the
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2019-04-25 01:37
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Hens and Chickens:
The place where hens rest at night is called a fowl house
This house is cleaned about once every three weeks. The hens sleep on perches about three feet from the ground.
Those perches are made of flat sticks.
The hens are fed three times every day, morning, noon and night. The morning and noon food consists of a mash of potatoes and meal, and in the evening they get oats.
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2019-04-25 01:23
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Below in Mr Heduvans there is a field called the Hungry Field.
If you stood on that fields after eating your dinner you would have to get another dinner when you got in.
One day my father was coming up that field when he stood on it.
He got very hungry when he came home. I thought he would eat the table.
Mr Blake stood on the same field.
He thought he would never get home for a feed.
My father or Mr Blake never walked across that field any more.
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2019-04-25 01:20
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There is a man named John Mullally whose house is built on a fairy pass. One night when he was in bed thongis which were in the fireplace got out on the floor and danced the grandist hornpipe ever was heard.
The next minute a large number of fairies came suddenly into the room where John was.
They had fiddles and in whistles and they bagan to play them. They pulled John out of the bed and made him dance in his shirt.
When he got up next morning he found he had no shirt on him at all.
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2019-04-25 01:17
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One night when they were in bed, Pat saw King George sitting in the corner. Pat slept in the kitchen with his Grandfather. He got Holy Water and sprinkled it on the King and he disappeared. The next morning his Grandfather was dead and Pat was paralysed besid him.
His speech is also effected. Iristernagh Abbey is haunted by a light, it is called a ball of fire. I often saw it. It runs a long a few feet from the ground and disappears into the Abbey. It is said to be a monk watching the treasure they threw into the lake. There is a bell in the small lake which was often rung. When crossing the lake the bell can be rung.
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2019-04-25 01:14
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you
with grim death's icy coil,
Their glory too will yet illume,
The hills and dales of Boyle.
VIII
Farewell, Farewell, old friendly town,
We never more shall meet
And I will wish to see again,
One sight of Chapel Street,
now speed me off to Assylin
There drops a farewell tear
O'er he who sleeps his last sweet sleep
My Father fond and dear
Farewell, Farewell, old chapel,
Where first I knelt to pray,
Where e'r I'll be I'll pray for thee
Be my lot whatee'r it may
When driven from my native town
In foreign lands to toil
but in foreign lands with upraised hands
I'll pray success to Boyle.
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2019-04-25 01:12
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That I'd get paid for the chase
God by with my schoolboy days.
They shall never more return
How, I long to see the town of Boyle
For which I sadly mourn.
VII
Farewell, dear friends and comrades all,
That live in Boyle to-day,
From the old crossroads to Easkey Bridge,
Round Doon and fame Lough Key,
Fair Crescent and Old Abbeytown
The acres and Mochmoyne,
The clover fields at Felton
Belongs to you Pat Coyne.
From Eastersnow to Silverroe
And all round Knockaddo,
Jail Flags,Ross Lane,
Main Street and Drum, adieu!
The real and true is wrapped in
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2019-04-25 01:10
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The Old Forge is extinguished
That once was all aglow
With mirth and merry laughter
And a curse to Erin's foe,
They levelled many a homestead
From Lough Gara to Lough Foyle
And you were no exception,
My native town of Boyle.
VI
Farewell, Farewell, Green Farmon Hill
And also Mulhall's pool,
Where many a day I spent at play
The hours I stole from school
I was often chased with other's boy's
And I ran to coogan's Flash,
And there to dodge Frank Jones' rod
Right through it I did dash,
And with the lead of a March hare,
I soon reached Ouin na Mias
Where next day I'd know the way
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2019-04-25 01:07
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On the two graves side by side,
How long to day thy castle walls
That oft stood wars rude shock;
Boyle Annals tell were heroes fell
By sleeping hill and rock.
Many a combat fierce and long
The McDermots proud and brave,
Dealt blow for blow to Erin's foe,
Their pundered homes to save.
V
Farewell, Farewell, old Quarry Lane,
And Lawrence's field above,
Those are names that in my heart,
Are fondly writ in love.
The old thatched cabins are no more,
I heard they were thrown down,
And many a change has taken place,
Since I have left the town.
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2019-04-25 01:06
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From age to age a loving page,
Of Ireland's faith and tears,
Thy noble river sweeps aloud
Imparting silvery spray
And every wave salutes the brave,
Old abbey, old and gray,
Sacred Shrine of Monks divine,
That ages can't despoil,
No tyrants might e're quench
the light
That shone upon you Boyle.
IV
Farewell, Lough Key,
Farewell to all the happy hours,
I have spent among the Castle Shrines
And ivy coloured bowers.
The island where the lovers sleep,
That death could not divide,
And the weeping willows gently rest,
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2019-04-25 01:03
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Thy billows lone and clear
And on thy shore there still remains
A name to ireland dear
Those sires of old 'neath green
and gold
Led clansmen to the fights,
And gave deep graves to foreign knaces
Who dare dispute their rights.
To rule, to live to make and give,
Our fathers on their soil
Pure Irish laws within our cause
Bannagh Libh! past days in Boyle
III
Farewell, dear ruined abbey
The pride of days gone by,
Your grand majestic form,
Still proud erect and high
Yet stand thy lofty gables,
Still battling with the years
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2019-04-25 01:01
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That spans my native town,
Each crystal will and tall fair hill
That looks serenely down,
The school house over the rover,
The green island and the Mill,
The pleasant cot Frank Higgins,
His plain I see it still.
The cascade roars beside the town
Where trout and salmon play
And every thrust upon the bush
Carols its merry lay.
no more I'll roam the flowery banks
Or bird-nest in the dell,
Or pluck the Shamrock fresh and green
That blooms round Patrick's well
II
Fareweel, Lough Gara, many a day,
I wandered by thy shore,
To watch the boatmen set a sail,
And to hear thy waters road;
I praise thee in my Irish heart,
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2019-04-25 00:59
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There are many old stories connected with Iristernagh.
One time a man had cows grazing on a field called the blump field. The cows began to trespass on another man's corn during the night. A man stayed to herd them one night.
At midnight the man happened to look towards Iristernagh. He saw coming out in a door a chariot and two horses drawing it. There was a devil driving it. The chariot was blazing furiously. The man ran as fast as he could home, through drains and everything he met.
There is a man named Pat Rielly living in the Gatehouse in Iristernagh. He is nicknamed Pa.
When he was young he lived in the bog of Iristernagh.
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2019-04-25 00:55
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another person to walk across his back and he will be cured.
There is a cure for a burn which my mother has. It is to mix bread-soda with buttermilk hot and put it on a cloth and it will be cured.
There is another cure for a burn. Boil a half-pint of cream and pare some wax and mix it with the cream. Let it boil three times. Then let it cool on a saucer and that will cure the burn.
If you had a pain in your stomach lie on your mouth and nose and stay there until it is better. I often was cured that way.
If you had sore eyes bathe your eyes every morning for nine days in succession in black tea. Seamus Troy was cured that way.
Mrs. Heduvan has a cure for a stye in your eye. It is to go to a gooseberry bush
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2019-04-25 00:54
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And yet there's nothing fighting for
Liek the gallant Irish race
It will burst like sunshine
to the rest
And joys to they will bring.
And Irish boys on that night recalled
Poor exiled Irish men.
The following song was composed by Pat Stynes an exile in Australia who sent it to his sister is St. Patrick's Street, Boyle: The Plains of Boyle.
I
Farewell to Boyle, to lakes and all
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2019-04-25 00:53
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They boys now ralled to the town
To welcome Canon Coyne.
The boys they came from
Ballinameen
From the race-course at Carran.
The boys now rallied to
welcome Canon Coyne.
IV
The procession started from the train.
They marched in four men deep.
And many a Irish tear was shed
going down to Elphin street.
The music was soft and clear
Down by the Crescent hill
And as they past the water bridge
The shouts great louder still.
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2019-04-25 00:51
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Some distance in the air.
It was the call for big and small.
To come from everywhere.
The people left their humble
homes along the gorgeous plains.
They poured from the mountain tops, the front streets and the lanes.
And as they gathered to the town.
The caused a mighty throng
And as sure as night comes after day
They were five hundred strong.
III
the train arrived at half past eight.
Just punctual to the time
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2019-04-25 00:50
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There is a man named Peter Leavy and he has a cure for cancer.
He has a herb with which he makes oinment. He gets the person to put it to the place where the cancer is. Then it will be cured after a short time.
Nettles are a cure for rheumatism. If you get a bunch of nettles and beat them against your arms every day for nine days, and the rheumatism will be cured. My mother was cured with them.
If you get a bad sting of a nettle and it often bleeds put a docken to it and it will be cured. If a person had a pain in his back the cre is to lie down on the ground and get
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2019-04-25 00:31
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sguad amach.
(18) Nuair atá mo bhróga caithte tá me in mo bhunacha aríot
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2019-04-25 00:28
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(1) Is maith dána acht ní maith rodhá [?]
(2) Is fearr go deireannach ná go brá[?]
(3) Is féarr an tádh na eirigh go moch.
(4) In a dhiaidh a feictear a leas gan tÉirreannach.
(5) Is mairig a bhíonn go holc is bhíonn go bocht in a dhiaidh.
(6) Ní lá dhá fhaid nach dtigfhidh an trathnóna.
(7) Is fear greim go choinnín ná dhá ghreim go chat.
(8) Is críona an té a thugas aire dhó fhéin.
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2019-04-25 00:20
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The names of pur fields are the "well field", "Annie's field" and "Nelson's field". "Annie's field" is so called because it was brought from a woman named Annie Short. She died about twenty years ago. "Nelson's field was brought from a man named Nelson. Some of his children are still about but he is dead.
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2019-04-25 00:17
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Our fields are called the "near field", the "Mountain field" and the "well field". The near field is the one nearest the house, the "Mountain field" is far up the mountain, there is
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2019-04-25 00:16
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South Hill" is near our house and beside it is a river going into Glencar Lake (Sruth - a stream).
"Tully Hill" is about four miles from us. A man called Tully lived on top of it.
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2019-04-25 00:14
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The names of our fields are "East field", the "three-cornered field", the "four-cornered field" and the "long garden"
Lena Cunningham
Some cliffs near my home are called "alt na gcapall" because a horse broke his leg there year ago when horses were kept on it.
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2019-04-25 00:12
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We have one field called the "far field", one called the "Lower field" one is the "middle field" and the other two are called the "crop field" and the "Meadow field"
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2019-04-25 00:11
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"Sneeze on Monday Sneeze for danger
" " Tuesday kiss a stranger
" " Wednesday sneeze for a letter
" " Thursday, something better
" " Friday, sneeze for sorrow
" " Saturday, you'll meet your "intended" on the morrow."
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2019-04-25 00:09
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"One for sorrow, two for joy
Three for happiness, four for a boy,
Five for silver, six for gold
Seven for a letter, eight a story
never to be told" (a secret)
If locals see one magpie by itself it is considered a token of bad luck. They either bless
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2019-04-25 00:07
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themselves or salute the magpie and say this rhyme to avert the bad luck.
"Good morrow Mr Magpie, 7,6,5,4,3,2,1,"
"Bad luck to you & good luck to me
Show me your mate and I'll let you go free."
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2019-04-25 00:04
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If the first spring lambs you see are facing you it foretells good luck.
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2019-04-25 00:03
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Glencar has many waterfalls but one in particular attracts the attention of visitors. It is still called "Sruth-an-ail-an-ard" meaning the stream against the height. It presents on occasions when the wins blows pretty strongly from the west a singular appearance reversing as it does the ordinary laws of gravitation. When the stream reaches the edge of the precipice, instead of falling down, it rushes upwards against the mountain, or is blown outwards and upwards against the mountain in a curious sheet of glittering spray.
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2019-04-24 23:58
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there, and they never went near it again.
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2019-04-24 23:58
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During the troubled times - 1916 to 1922, the republicans spent a lot of their time hiding on Benbulbin during the daytime. They did not wish to encounter the Free State Soldiers or the "Black and Tans". At night they raided business houses and banks in Sligo town, and brought the booty to their hiding places. It is said that in their hurry they forgot half the places they had put the money in and that it is still there.
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2019-04-24 23:54
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of the cradle and he said he stole up and caught the thief. He asked him where the gold was and he would not tell him and he told him he would burn him in the fire. The leprehaun told him he would put a knot on the rush under which the gold lay. He told the man to go back for a bag to carry the gold. He did so, and when he returned to look for the gold there was a knot of every rush in the field.
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2019-04-24 23:52
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at the gable of his house there is a big rock, and that if I were there I'd get a pot of gold. So Mick never said a word only started home and got his pot of gold, and he lived happily ever after.
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2019-04-24 23:51
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Bridge, that at one end of it against the battlement he would get a pot of gold. So off the old man started for London bridge to get his pot of gold. He got to London bridge and was knocking about there for a couple of days. On the third day a gentleman came up to him and said "You seem to be a stranger here". "Deed begorra sir I am" up and telling him about his dream. So the gentleman said "God help your foolish head. I dreamed that if I were in Ireland at a place called the Oak Wood near Manorhamilton in the Co. Leitrim that there is a man living there the name of Mick McHugh, and
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2019-04-24 23:47
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at the gable of his house there is a big rock, and that if I were there I'd get a pot of gold. So Nick never said a word only started home and got his pot of gold, and he lived happily ever after.
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2019-04-24 23:46
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There was a man named Conn Connor. He lived at Rathcormac on the main road between Sligo town and Bundoran, about four miles from Sligo.
One day he as out cutting rushes in the field and he used to have bird cradles set for blackbirds. This day he saw a leprechaun taking a blackbird out
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2019-04-24 23:41
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First get a few bundles of sally rods burn them and collect the ashes then wet them and make them into cakes; leave them in a cool place for two or three days until they get hard then they are ready for use.
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2019-04-24 23:40
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Níor thug tú caoí ná dóigh dhom
Lé do léine a choingbheal gléigeal
Ach a rith ó theach go teach
Mar bhéadh bachach na tinncéire
Ag fíafruidhe ar na cailleacha
Na' bhfuil an dúidín réidhte

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Written by:-
Úna Ryan (Powellsboro Chaffpool
Co Sligo.
Note. Verse II above should be -
Shanntuigh mise an giobach
Mar bhí cúpla bó mar spré aici
'Sí d'fhagadh mé faon follamh
Is mo croiceann geal gan léine.
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2019-04-24 23:35
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Comhairle Fir Pósta;-
I
bhuachaillí ids a bhuachaillí
Is a gcuid agaibh 'tá lé pósú.
Ná fágaidh in bhur ndiaidh aon cailín deas
Mar gheall ar bheagán bólaí.
II
Teanntaidh mise an giobach
Mar bhí cúpla bó ar spré aicí
'Sí d'ghágadh mé fíon fallamh
Is mo croiceann geall gan léine.
III
Nuair a théigim - sé amach ar maidin
Is bím ag obair go tráthnóna
Ag teacht isteach ar mhais
Ní fgághaim an bothán mar is cóir dhom.
IV
Coch na mbó sa teallach
'S a' ghiobach i dteach na gcomharsan
Ags is luachair faoi na seachtmhaine
Le cur amach Dia Domnaigh
Freagra na mná:- V
Theist! A stríall is a streachaille
Is leig de déunamh bréag liom,
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2019-04-24 23:28
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New Year:-
1. The old people say that if a dark-haired boy comes into the house first on that day they will have good luck throughout the year.
2. On New Year's Day the people never throw out things such as ashes, or dirty water because they say they would throw away their luck with it.
3. They never spend money on that day because they say they would be spending all the year.
4. The people like to be early at mass on New Year's Day because it is said if you are late at mass on that day you will be late every day during the year
5. The little boys get up very
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2019-04-24 23:25
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Mumps. Tie a halter to the person who has the mumps and walk around a well three times.
Ringworm. A seventh son of a family has the cure. He rubs his hand on the spot, and kills the worm
Sore ears. Put a baked onion in the ears.
Sore eyes. Get nine Gooseberry thorns and point one to your eye every day for nine days.
Aricples. this cure has been handed from generation to f]generation. it is made up with fresh butter and herbs and it is rubbed on the affected place.
Todhlack [?] Bind black silk tightly around the wrist.
Thrush. The person who never saw thier father have this cure. When the child is fasting they blow into the childs mouth
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A Story.
About two miles from my house a poor woman was living alone. One day a creature supposed to be a 'fairy' called on the poor woman and asked her for the loan of an oven. The woman refused the request. The fairy remarked - "that the woman would yet be sorry" - and the fairy disappeared.
Next morning when this poor woman went out she found her two cows and her horse dead in the field.
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Peggy Doyle,
Bracklyn,
Killucan.
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The Hang man's Tree
Convenient to this cave (described lastly at Renalagh) is an old tree the boughs of which overhang the road. This tree is known and called locally by the name as "the hang man's tree"
People in the neighbourhood say that the robbers hid in this tree and any poor victim who happened to pass the road with money was robbed, hanged, on this tree and their bodies were thrown into the cave near by.
This story was told by
Paddy McArt,
Dardestown,
Killucan. 28. 3. 38
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1) "Cúaird ghearr i dtig in a mbionn duine taréis bháis d'fhághail is í is fearr"

2) "Ní thagann ciall roimh aois"

3) "An timpeall cun an teampaill agus an comhgar cun an Aifrinn"

4) "Núair a crudhan an tslat is deachair í sníomh"
5) "Cuir donas go deireadh"
6) "Is teann gach madra ag a dhoras féin"
7) "Is mairg a d''ól luach a sholas"
8) "Tart taréis a óil agus brón taréis an airgid"
9) "As an obair faightear an foghluim"

10) "Is dána fear ná bean, ach is dána bean ná muc, ach is dána much ná an diabhal"

11) "Nuair a bhíonn an leabhar agam ní bhíonn an léigheann agam ach núair a bhíonn an léigheann agam ní bhíonn an leabhar agam"
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2019-04-24 21:55
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1) Choose large potatoes, wash and peel them.
2) Grate the potatoes into a pan.

3) Put the grated potatoes into a linen towel and squeeze the starch out of them.

4) Turn the grated potatoes into the losset and work into a cake with a little flour.

5) Bake on a hot, greased griddle and serve hot with butter.

Úna Ní Shlatraigh

Seo Rann ag baint le Stampaí - dheanamh.
Beirt dá ghlanadh
Triúr dá sgríobadh agus
Mícheál ag fásgadh le píopa a sheana-bhríste.

Máire Ní Fhlannagáin
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2019-04-24 21:49
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place to a Murphy, who is the present occupier.
Thomas Edward bought a place in Ballincollig where his wife and three children reside at present. When dying, it was his wish to be buried in Abbeymahon.
Old Beechinor as the neighbours used call him was
Thomas Beechinor (had 3 wives)
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Edward Thomas (Babe) wife Magner mother Walshe
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Thomas Edward
(the last paragraph is laid out in the text like a family tree)
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2019-04-24 21:47
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In olden times when the people believed in pisreógs, one May night a woman went to her neighbours cabin and milked one of the cows. Then she cut the sign of the cross under the cows udder three times with a reaping hook. While doing so she said "ím fé do chorrán", "im fé do chorrán", "im fé do chorrán". She thought she was doing all this in silence. But there was a man watching and listening to her. Then he spoke saying:- "coc fé do corrán", "coc fé do chorrán, coc fé do corrán.
On May day she was making butter when the very same man came in to her on a message. As usual he made a "dreas" of the churn. After a while the cream cracked, and she was expecting a great churn of butter. To her surprise when she took the cover off the churn what should she find but a great churn of cowdung. Then she was ashamed of her life and the man went away out of the house laughing his sides at her. He knew that he had more power than she had.

Kathleen MacDonagh
Doctor's Hill,
Kilfenora
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2019-04-24 21:45
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"Babe" got married. When "Babe" got married, Foley gave the management of the farm to the Magners - Babe's people-in-law.
One time Babe was summoned by his wife, and it was Ned Driscoll (father of the present P.J. O'Driscoll Solicitor Bandon) and old Mickey Driscoll (grandfather of Dr. O'Driscoll) went bail for him.
Old Beechinor, the grandfather, and Thomas Edward the grandson, are buried in Abbeymahon. Babe, the latter's father, left the country, and died in Australia or New Zealand.
Thomas Edward sold the
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2019-04-24 21:42
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went away to some foreign country. He came home and was staying with his sister Mrs. Foley in Bandon. His father, old Beechinor, was not aware of his return.
One evening, my father and some of the neighbours and old Beechinor were in Tom Whites public house in Timoleague (Mrs. Downing's hardware store to - day.)
One of the men went outside and when he came in he said "Thomas is home". "Is it a fact"? said old Beechinor, and he "called" a bottle of whiskey for the men with him.
Foley in Bandon (Maggie Beechinor's husband) had charge of Ballinamona 'till
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2019-04-24 21:37
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Clonakilty.
The last Beechinor in Ballinamona was Thomas Edward. He died a young man a few years ago. His mother, who was a Magner from Ballincollig, still lives His father was Edward Thomas, whom the neighbours used call "Babe".
Babe's mother was the Walshe woman. She was also the mother of Katty and Maggie (Mrs. Foley) and of Jerome Beechinor who went to Australia.
Old Beechinor was as fine a man as one could wish to see. He was supposed to be studying for the church.
One time Edward Thomas (Babe)
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2019-04-24 21:36
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The early bird catches the worm.
Look before you leap.
The darkest hour of all is the hour before the dawn.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
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2019-04-24 21:31
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Ballinamona is the next townland to Abbeymahon - from which it is separated by a public road. Ballinamona is in Barryroe parish, and Abbeymahon formerly belonged to Barryroe, but is now in Timoleague parish.
At one time, Jones, a Protestant minister lived in Beechinors place.
Beechinor came from Cahir, which is, I think, in Ballineen parish.
Thomas Beechinor had three wives. One was a Walshe woman from Fermoy or Mallow Another was a Coughlan woman, and a third was a widow, Mrs Baldwin from
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2019-04-24 21:27
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Bandon, and was a friend of Mrs. Dan Leary's. The place was a wreck in Hearten's time and Billy Perrott of the "Bank" was watching it. Both Dan Leary's wife and Hearten's daughter (Mrs. Tom Lovell) were great drunkards. Tom Lovell had no family, and he brought his brother, Ben Lovell there and Ben Lovell's son, Tommy Lovell, is the present occupier.
In the same field in which Lovell's house is built, is the Abbeymahon graveyard. Robert Hayes grew tobacco in the lower part of the field near the graveyard, and he also tried to grow two crops of potatoes in the year
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2019-04-24 21:23
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He had a son and a daughter - the son was called "Wessey" and was no use as a farmer. He went off the America.
Dan Leary and his wife were caretakers for Lovell. Dan Leary was an uncle to Jerry Kingston of Ahafore, Timoleague. J. Kingston is now 86 or 87 years.
Dan Leary's wife was neither a Protestant nor a Catholic - she practised no religion. She was a Lovell from Skeheen west of Clogagh in Timoleague Parish. 'Twas she brought Tom Lovell to Abbeymahon and made "a match" for him and Hearten's daughter - Anne Hearten. Lovell was from Kilpatrick - north of
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walls running through the field at present,and in time to come the gold will be found by three men, who are Shannon Markham and Halloran,from round the Hand .
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2019-04-24 21:19
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Abbeymahon graveyard is built in the bottom of the field in which Lovell's house is built.
A Mannix lived in Lovell's place at one time - neither my father nor Jer Mahony who are both over 80 years remember him. The first horse my father remembers with his father was a horse which the latter bought from Mannix.
Robert Hayes who lived there afterwards was an army pensioner who had a pension of "five thirteen per day. (5/5)
Hearten next lived there. He was a land valuer
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for them.
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breakfast.The people also made bread from Indian meal.
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2019-04-24 21:17
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Bread.
Long ago the people use't buy any flour because they could get it easily themselves.When they wanted to make a cake they used go out and cut down the corn bring it in and thrash it with a stick. Then they used clean it and ground it with a quern .Then they would make a cake of it.Everyone used to like those cakes because they had nothing else to eat.
In later years they used make ".stampy" First
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2019-04-24 21:16
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red-faced man like his father Bill Brien lived in the big house for a while, but not for the last 50 years.
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2019-04-24 21:15
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were bad friends, as Bateman's children used be knocking down cocks of hay and doing other damage and Bill Brien was very faithful to Perrott. One time Bill Brien pulled a ladder from Bateman, and Bateman fell. He summoned Bill Brien and had near getting him bound to the peace. Some of Bateman's family were living in Cork - one son had a motor of his own for hire - during the Civil War in Ireland. One time he drove people to Clonakilty - when there were no trains - and he told them "he was born in the bank[?] in Abbeymahon".
He was a big, tall, foxy,
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2019-04-24 21:12
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From this plank is a path going through Mr Twomey's land in Kilmona.
To cure warts people got a white stone for every wart they had on their hands and put them into a bag and place them between four cross roads, and leave them there.If any one picked up the bag he would get the warts and they would leave the other person.
Up the Black-Road there are white stones up on the ditch in remembrance of a man who got killed coming home from a fair.
There is one mass path going up to the church.
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2019-04-24 21:11
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Deane, was married to Ben Daunt of Currihivern. Daunt had no family and Freddy Perrott, Robert's son, has that place at present.
Another of Robert's sisters-in-law was married to a Robert Bateman, a solicitors clerk. This Bateman and his family were living in Abbeymahon for some time. There was a big barn in from of the house, and Bateman knocked it down, as "twas obstructing the view, and Robert Perrott was very unthankful to him for doing so.
Bill Brien - grandfather of Tim Brien at the mill - was caretaker for Perrott while Bateman was living in "big house". Bill Brien and Bateman
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It wasn't held with nearly eight years.
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2019-04-24 21:05
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in Ardgehane, all he has was one brake of furze near Jimmy Faid's house (Foley) and one cow. He used have a furze spade for bruising the furze for the cow. The first place that offered before he came to Abbeymahon was a farm of 14 acres belonging to one Andy Murphy - a friend of Mrs. Brophy's, Lislevane. He bought that and he afterwards gave 7 acres of it to Robert, and 7 to Tom - his sons.
Then he came to Abbeymahon Siobhán Ní Mhuirthille and her husband, Hayes, were the occupiers of Abbeymahon before his time. He got Abbeymahon as a gift from the Ladies Boyle who lived
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2019-04-24 21:03
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who was learning shoemaking before he went. A daughter married a Fitzpatrick of Desert, Clonakilty and another daughter, Thomasina, died as a young girl of 27 years, in July 1870, and was buried in Timoleague Protestant Church-yard - the burying place of the Perrotts.
Robert Perrott, the son, married Elizabeth Deane of Lislevane and went in there as "clainn isteach". 'Twas he got Abbeymahon from the father old Billy - He used to live in Lislevane and spend the summers with his wife and children - Freddy and Hilda - in Abbeymahon.
Robert's sister-in-law, Susie
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2019-04-24 21:03
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The local roads are -, the Glen Road which leads from Mourne-Abbey to Blarney through Rathduff, the Commons Road which leads from Lissavoura to Bottle-hill, the Old Mallow Road which leads from Cork to Mallow through White-Church, The New Mallow Road was made as relief work during the famine time. The road from Pairceanna Cross to Át-na-Órna was made about ninty years ago and it was one of the relief schemes. The blind Boreen leads from the Black-Road to one of Mr. Coleman's fields in Rathduff.
This is one of the oldest roads in the district and is not used now. People worked at road work for twelve hours every day. There is an old path leading from Rathduff Bridge to the Glen-road near Mr. Riordan's house in Bally-grogan. This path was made by the school-children.
Before bridges were made the rivers were crossed by stepping-stones or planks. There is a path between Mr. Roche's gate and Át-na-Órna,
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2019-04-24 20:57
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had shelves on the inside round the walls. It is still in very good repair. Donovan's father, Tadhg Sheáin, used go north to Perrotts, every Sunday after Courtmacsherry Mass and stay there till dinner time. Billy's wife used be greasing the son's working boots with lard. His wife was a Scott from Coolmain side, near where Donn Byrne lived. They had five sons, Robert whose son is in Lislevane to-day, Thomas, whose son is in Silver Hill, Courtmacherry, another in Lackenduff, Clonakilty. John in Baurleigh, and Arthur in Meelin near Bandon, and a son William who went to America, and
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Care of the Feet.
At present good care is given to the feet.But long ago no care was given to them whatsoever.The boys and girls use'nt put on a shoe until they would be able to cut turf and to work a spade that was at the age of twelve years.Every girl used to cut turf long ago.
The children at present have shoes on them at the age of two years.Shoes are taken off now in April and are put on in October .If you left the feet water inside you would have a very bad dream. Potatoe -water is very good for a swelling in your foot.
Long ago most of the people used to wear "clogs".Sometimes they used to kill animals and skin them. When they used have their skin cleaned they
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2019-04-24 20:55
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When you are going out Newtown road you come to a big cross then turn to your left and you go up a big hill until you come to a wood. In the very middle of that wood there is a cave shaped like a mans head. In this cave there is a chest of gold and on it is a dead soldier. This wood is called the Friar's wood and the English soldiers left the treasure there. They left a dead man minding it.
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2019-04-24 20:52
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the neighbours would not see them. They used cross the land going home - across our land and Lovell's, and out at the bottom of Páirc A' Cuimín.
'Twas in the Bank Perrott made all his money. Jer Manoney used say that one morning after breakfast he took £9 in Interest. At first he had the Bank in his own house, and customers used go in there doing their business.
Perrott didn't want that, so he built a small house (down from his own house) which used be called the Bank. It had a chimney, and had 3 steps leading to the door, and
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2019-04-24 20:49
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It was an old custom long ago with tailors to put either a penny or a half penny in the pockets of the suit he would have made. Some say it was to hansel the suit. Others say that the person that would wear the suit would always have luck. Some used to put a half-penny more in each pocket. They used to put a half-penny in one pocket and a penny in another pocket and so on like that. Many people used not go to a tailor that would not put something in the pockets of the suit.
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in Courtmacsherry.
Billy Perrott wasn't long in Abbeymahon when he started his Bank on a small scale, and he had a great many customers, especially from Barryroe.
If a person brought a shilling with him. he'd get £1. If not he'd get 19s. and would get 20 weeks to pay the 20 Shillings.
Any case did not fail him to recover his money except one - a Tomás Ó Cuinneagán (Cunningham) from Kilbrittain parish, who did not pay. Donovan's father, Tadhg Sheáin, used go bail for a great many people from Barryroe. The Barryroe people used come mostly at nightfall, so that
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is disappeared. This pig, hound or devil was also seen by a priest going on a sick call.
There are heaps of stones on the ditch near the Black-road in remembrance of a man who was killed ten years ago.
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2019-04-24 20:45
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Receiver:- Evans Byrne
93, Faythe,
Wexford
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2019-04-24 20:44
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"Hansel Monday" is the day before "Shrove Tuesday". This is what happens on that day:-A person gives a friend a sum of money and the friend gives it to another and son on until that night. Then who-ever has it keeps it. This is how it started:- A noble man who was a native of New Ross was out walking one day when he met an old woman who was believed to be a fairy. She had a new shawl on her and she asked him to "hansel" it. He gave her a shilling and she gave it to her son and he gave it to his friend and it went on like that until that night a young boy got it and he did not give it away. That is why the person who gets it at night keeps it.
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2019-04-24 20:44
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in Ardgehane, all he has was one brake of furze near Jimmy Taid's house (Foley) and one cow. He used have a furze spade for bruising the furze for the cow. The first place that offered before he came to Abbeymahon was a farm of 14 acres belonging to one Andy Murphy - a friend of Mrs. Brophy's, Lislevane. He bought that and he afterwards gave 7 acres of it to Robert, and 7 to Tom - his sons.
Then he came to Abbeymahon Siobhán Ní Mhuirthille and her husband, Hayes, were the occupiers of Abbeymahon before his time. He got Abbeymahon as a gift from the Ladies Boyle who lived
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2019-04-24 20:43
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The Local Roads are known as -, the Black-Road, the Glen-Road and the old Mallow Road.
The Black-Road leads from Six-mile-water to Rathduff. The Glen Road leads from Blarney to Mourne-Abbey. The Old Mallow Road leads from Cork to Mallow by Kilmona. Parts of it are still used, some by the public, and other parts for farmers, and some of it is not used at all. The Old Kerry Road leads from Cork to Kerry by Matchy, and is still used.
Mrs. Golden was going to mass one Sunday and at the Cross-road she saw a little and picked it up. There were five stones in it and in a week's time she had five warts on her hand.
At Ballinraha cross near Blarney about twenty years ago a man was coming home at about five o'clock in the evening. A hound appeared before him and walked some distance along the road after him, then it changed into a pig, after a while
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2019-04-24 20:40
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used make boots of them.The shoemakers used make them too also. it was goats usually every one used to kill because they thought that their skin was the best.
The old men long ago usent have any boots working both in gardens and bogs .Nothing used to happen to their feet because they were used to it.Everyone likes to be barefoot at present.
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2019-04-24 20:39
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Long ago when the people would open a new shop and the first man or woman in was to "hansel" it. Another thing is that if a person bought a new bag or a new case or a new purse bag the person that would have bought it for another person they would always put sixpence in it for good luck or for a "hansel" because it was an old custom that when anybody would be giving a present of a purse it was the custom that they should put something in for luck.
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2019-04-24 20:37
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On the main road from Timoleague to Courtmacsherry is the townland of Abbeymahon which is in the parish of Timoleague. Near the public road is a farmers house now owned by Denis Donovan, who bought the house and farm from Robert Perrott about 15 or 16 years ago.
Robert Perrott's father was Billy Perrott. Before Billy Perrott came into possession of Abbeymahon, he was a school master in Ardgehane school - or what we used call Abbeymahon Protestant school, because it is in the Electoral Division of Abbeymahon.
When Billy Perrott was teaching
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2019-04-24 20:33
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scraped by a grater into a basin in which some very clean water has been poured. The scraped potatoes and water were stirred up and put through a strainer. The water was then left to rest when a powdery sediment went to the bottom of the basin. The water was again poured off taking great care not to disturb the powder at the bottom. This was repeated three or four times. The powder was then left to dry.
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2019-04-24 20:33
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do dhéanamh díot féin."
One of the Céitinn put a face and eyes on him, and went west to Denny Michael's father who didn't known him. He said that he supposed it was a bligeárd buachaill aimsire atá ag Mícheál OMurchadha nó coigcríoch d'fhear oibre atá ag Neillí Cléirigh a bhí ann.
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2019-04-24 20:30
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The best potatoes to make it were the big-overgrown ones. They were washed very clean, peeled and
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2019-04-24 20:30
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him, but anyhow he said he had to keep to the dykes. Fr. Barry worked the farm attached to the house. One time he sent down to Abbey for help to cut the corn. Pake's father was the only one to go.
Fr. Barry did not get on with the Crones in Páirc a' Cuimín (a town-land some miles south of Timoleague). One time he said:-
"A chlann Crón ar a'gCuimín
Nár mhairig siad a ndath."
Another time one of the Crones didn't respond very generously to some collection and he said:
"Níorbhfiú dhuit caochóg ar chóisire
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2019-04-24 20:30
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them in a dish of water for about two or three weeks and every second day they steeped them and put clean water on them. Then about the end of the week they would be as white as snow and then the people used to starch the clothes with the starch.
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2019-04-24 20:29
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Before bridges were made rivers were crossed by fords or planks. There is a plank between Mr. Roche's Gate and Át-na-órna. From this plank a path leads through Twomey's land in Kilmona.
To cure warts a person should put a white stone into a bag for every wart they had and leave it at a crossroad. The person picked up the bag would get the warts.
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2019-04-24 20:27
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Long ago the people would not buy starch. They used to make the starch with potatoes. The people used to get potatoes, cut them and put
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2019-04-24 20:26
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(a) The way they used to make starch long ago was to grate the potatoes and put them into a basin with water on them and leave them resting for a time. Then the water was drained off and a white substance remained at the bottom called starch.
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2019-04-24 20:25
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Fr. Barry (P.P. of Barryroe) lived in the house now occupied by Con Regan N.T. When he died his funeral went west to Lislevane and east the Abbey Road to Courtmacsherry. 'Twas a great funeral. My mother said she used to hear that everyone who was able to go to Mass was at it. They were put into "Auntie Norries", and one person was put in charge of the two families. My father said he met the funeral over in the road. He didn't know if he had shoes on
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First some flowery potatoes are boiled. They are then freed from all lumps. Flour and salt are then added, being mixed together. They are then left there for some hours. After this they are put on a hot griddle. When baked they are then buttered and served hot.
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2019-04-24 20:20
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First boil some good potatoes. Then peel them and mash them and mix them with flour and a little butter. Then put them on a hot griddle. When they are done, split them down through the middle and put plenty of butter between them and eat them hot.
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2019-04-24 20:17
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(a) Potatoe-cakes are made with flour, a pinch of salt, and bread-soda. Some use butter-milk, but the way they made them in olden times was:- they used no butter-milk, they boiled the potatoes, peeled them, then mashed them up. They put a pinch of salt and bread-soda in them and kept putting in the flour, kneading all the time until they had enough flour in. It is much easier to make them by putting in a small supply of butter-milk as the kneading is not so heavy. Next heat the pan, shake on some flour, and bake until each side is brown. It does not take long.
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2019-04-24 20:12
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(i) Long ago in the winter you would see the people coming from the sea-shore with a car full of sea-weed and then the men would spread it all over the land and leave it there until about March. Then the men would cover it over with the plough. Then the sea-weed was turned into manure. In April the people would get the plough and turn over the soil and then the men would go after the plough with their "práiscíns" with their seed potatoes in them and they putting them down.
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2019-04-24 20:10
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The local roads are -, The Black Road, the Glen Road, the Newline, Boreen na Carrige, the Commons Road. The Black-Road leads from Six-Mile-Water to Glen Road at Rathduff. The Glen Road leads from Mourne-Abbey to Blarney. The Newline leads from Cork to Mallow. Boreen na Carrige leads from Rockhill to the Glen Road. The Commons Road leads from Lissavoura to Bottle-hill. O'Donovan's Road formerly called Barry's lane leads from Donovans Bridge in the Glen-Road to Barry's Cottage in the Newline. There is a fort in this lane and people do not like to pass this fort after dark because fairies were once seen there.
Some of these roads were made during the famine times by the relief schemes. The road from Pairceanna to Át-na-Orna was made about ninty years ago by the relief schemes. People worked at four pence a day for twelve hours every day.
There is an old path leading from Rathduff Bridge to the Glen-Road near Mr. Riordan's House.
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2019-04-24 20:07
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hands and knock the top out of the ring. When the top was knocked out of the ring three times it would be brought to a place called the "Baby-house". Here the spike of the top would be stuck in the ground. Then each of the boys would get ten smacks each at the top with the spike of their own tops. Even if the top was broken in pieces there would be no fighting.
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2019-04-24 20:04
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acre. The grower who had even two acres was considered a large grower indeed. The growers in these days did not completely derive their livelihood from the raspberry production, as most of them had the weaving as other means of support. It was about this time that the adjoining village of Julianstown, and Gormanstown went into raspberry production. But the area under raspberries in Duleek was greater than these two villages, as they went in more for apples, gooseberries and plums. The fruit garden in these old days were all situated in the north bank of the Nanny river and in most cases sloped slightly to the north. The soil is of a very freeable nature and has a good depth on a gravelly subsoil in limestone.
The soil and situation in and around Duleek, Julienstown and Stamullen are claimed by experts to be the most suited for raspberry cultivation in Ireland.
The method of cultivation was as follows:-
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Preparation of the Soil.
The holding intended for the planting of raspberries was trenched up to a depth of 12 inches with a spade, in the months of October or November. It was left in this state until
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2019-04-24 20:03
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behind his back and one of the boys would tip him on the finger. If he could name that boy the latter would have to turn his face to the wall.
(g) Off-and after:- The number of boys playing would be divided into two halves. One half would go off and hide and the other half would follow them When they were caught the other half would go off and hide.
(h) They boys used go out around the country with their caps and coats turned inside out. One of them would have a cow's horn, turned into a bugle, and he would blow it his best.
(i) Bacon:- A circle would be drawn on the ground and a piece of paper put in the middle of it. Each boy would have a pegging-top and he would fire it at the piece of paper. The farthest top away from it would be put in the ring. The boys would then spin their tops and pick them up on their
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2019-04-24 19:57
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cuireadh sé iad féin agus an cuighe anáirde.
Uaireanta caithfhead an díonadóir an chuighe a bíonn anáirde aran tigh, caithfead sé é a baint de má beadh sé dreóidhte.
Caithfead dreimire a bheith ag gac aon díonadíor ag cur tuighe anáirde ar thig,
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2019-04-24 19:53
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(e) "Ball in the cap":- All the boys that would be playing would put their caps up against a wall. One of them would have a ball and he would throw it at the caps. Whatever cap it went into the owner would get it and throw it at the nearest boy to him. Then that boy would throw the ball and so on.
(f) Tip the finger:- There would be a number of boys playing and one of them would have his face turned towards the wall. He would put his hand
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2019-04-24 19:50
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men living in Been ,Inagh, Ennistymon who seldom wore shoes.This was because they were too hard and mean to buy shoes .Their names were Corrys.A man named Jack Kearney lived in Clountaboniv Connolly who never got but one shoe at the time.Shoemaker's shoes were he used get because he wouldn't get one one shoe in the shop.
There is only one shoemaker in our district,he lives in Béálcragga, Connolly.Paddy Baker is his name .Martin Doohan was another one who lived also in Connolly .he died about two years ago .Another called Seán Liam lived in Doolagh Miltown Malbay .he was never called but Seán Liam.There are pisrrogues dealing with the feet -water
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game is over, whichever parish wins they all go to the nearest public house to celebrate it, and very often they light large bone-fires.
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(c) "Harry the Brogue" :- There is an old game called "Harry the Brogue". It is played with eight men sitting in a line. They are counted to see who would be the man who would be "on it". This game is played with a leather belt. Each man passes it under their legs to see would the man that is "on it" get it. When he cannot find it he gets a very severe crack off the fellows, that has it. Once, this game was played and a crowd of spectators were looking on. The man that was looking for the "brogue" as it is called, got so outraged that he struck one of the players and it ended in a free fight.
(d) "Horse-Shoe":- Another old game called "horse-shoe" is played with six horse shoes. A spike is stuck in the ground about two feet in length. The men stand back twenty yards. This game is so interesting that parishes challenge each other. It is chiefly played in the parishes of Black-Water, Ballymurn, Screen, The Ballagh and Castlebridge. After the
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Paidir
"Cabhair is cáirde is grast
ó Dia Cugainn
Cabhair gac la { ó síth am adhíre}
Sacraimint na h-aithright agus go neartuighidh Dia linn
Agus m'anam ar do chumairighe
(A)Mhuire maithe mháthair an Tighearna"
Nóta:- An dara cuid de'n dara líne,idir luibíní gan bheith so-thuigse dom.Ceistigheadh an Suileabháineach agus dubhairt sé gur thuig sé ón line sin ná "cabhair"do thabairt.
An rud céadna le "máthair san line deirneach-"mhaith" a chualas uaid bíodh is go ndubharthas trí uaire dom.
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2019-04-24 19:31
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(a) "Four corners" :- Five persons only can play. The five persons run for each corner and the odd person has to try and get into one of the corners when the others are running from one corner to another.
(b) "Colours" :- Colours is another game. Any number of persons can play. Each person is told a colour then two persons go over to the wall. One is supposed to be the devil and the other an angel. Then they go over to the colours and the colours say "All the birds in the air, all the fishes in the sea could not find me out-red", and if any of them can find who "red" is that colour must go with him. Which ever of the two persons gets the most colours wins.
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2019-04-24 19:24
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The change in the weather is known by the sailors and old people of Wexford by different signs such as:-
Signs of Rain:-
(1) A ring around the moon
(2) A red sunrise
(3) A cat sitting with its backs to the fire
(4) Sea-gulls flying over the land.
Signs of a Storm:-
(1) A new moon or half moon on its back.
(2) A "cock's eyes" around the moon.
(3) The curfew's cry at night
(4) Swift clouds
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2019-04-24 19:22
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A special herb called "Horehound" seems to be a favourite cure in Wexford for cuts & sores. It must be picked in the morning.
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2019-04-24 19:22
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26-10-37 Saint Mochmog's Well
As you walk around Salterstown rocks you will notice a well, this well is called Saint Mocholmog's Well because he made it.
One day as he was walking around the shore he met a pagan man who wished to be baptised. St. Mocholmog said he would baptise him. The man said "We have no water". St Mocholmog walked over tipped the rock and a gush of water came out of the rock and made a well which you couldn't dry. He baptised the man and he became a catholic.
James Darby
Salterstown
Dunleer
Co. Louth
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(d) There is a herb called "canavanbig"; it is chiefly used for curing worm-fever, but it must be gathered at dawn by a woman called Mary for nine days. The same woman must rub the feet and hands of the child for nine days.
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2019-04-24 19:18
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Our Churn
Our Churn is six years old, we bought it new and it is like new yet. It measures three feet high, five feet round the top, and five feet nine inches round the bottom. The various of it are, the cup, the dash and the handle. There are no marks on our churn. The butter is made once a week both in Winter and Summer. Mother does the churning. Strangers who come in during the churning help at the work. Because if they went out without helping they would take all the luck off the churn. The churning takes about twenty minutes and it is done by hand.
The dash is not always moved upwards and downwards, towards the end it is given a rolling motion from side to side in order to gather the butter together.
People know when the churning is done when there are little bits of butter on the milk. Water is poured in during the process in order to break the milk. The butter is lifted out with a small wooden dish. Then it is washed thoroughly to take
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2019-04-24 19:16
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(a) A cure for swelling is the fat of a goose or if it was a sprain in your foot to put it in under a running river.
(b) A good cure for boils is to mix up fresh butter, new milk and soap and put it on them
(c) A cure for sore eyes is to wash them in cold black tea.
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2019-04-24 19:15
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the process to break the milk and thus to hurry the churning. If too much hot water is poured in, the butter will be scalded.
The butter is lifted out of the churn in a butter cup and put into a large butter dish. Then it is rinsed to take the milk out of it. Next it is salted. After that it is rinsed two or three times till the water runs clear. Then it is made into pats and rolls. The rolls usually weigh one pound.
If persons come into a house while the churning is going on they give a hand at it and express the following good wish - "May there be the weight of myself of butter on it."
The people of the house drink the buttermilk themselves, it is also used for making bread, and it is also given to pigs and hens.
Sheila Heavey
Dunany
Dunleer
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2019-04-24 19:15
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Before leaving they had a breakfast of potatoes and sprats.
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2019-04-24 19:14
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My father went to Bandon about 50 years ago with a load of corn for a neighbour
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2019-04-24 19:14
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Paddy Brien's house in Lower Abbey was the first house in the townland to have slate put on it. Before Paddy's grandfather settled down there - he - old Jer Brien and his sisters were living in Abbeymahon. Some amadán round the place thought he should get one of the sisters, and as he didn't get her, he set fire to the house one Sunday during the hour of Second Mass.
The Ladies Boyle then gave slate to cover the house.
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2019-04-24 19:12
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Long ago if people wanted to cure warts they used to get a small stone for each wart they had and lay one stone on each wart, Then they put the stones into a bag and threw it away. The first person who took the bag it their hands the warts would leave you and go on to that person.
(b) If you are a sufferer from "warts" and you are out for a walk in the country and you find a juice snail apply it to the warts. Then put the snail on a thorn to die. As soon as the snail dies the warts will disappear. Do not go out and look for a snail purposely.
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16-11-'37 Our churn
We have a churn at home. It is 2 ft 6 inches in height, is one ft 8 inches at the top and 2 ft wide at the bottom. It has round sides and four small legs 2 inches in height. We bought this churn new and we (it) have it six years. It is worked by twisting a handle on the outside that turns a fan inside. There is a cork on the bottom of the churn. It is pulled out when the churn-ing is done. The milk then flows into a vessel which is placed under it. Butter is made at home once a week in Winter and twice a week in Summer.
My mother does the churning. If strangers come into a house while the churning is being done they give a hand, because if they go out without doing so, it is said that bad luck would come on it. It takes about twenty minutes to do our churning. It is done by hand. When the bytter is in one large piece on the top of the milk the churning is done. Hot water is sometimes poured into the milk during
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2019-04-24 19:07
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splash him with mud, or knock him in a wet dyke.
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2019-04-24 19:06
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Seán Crónachán (R.I.P.) lived in Cregane. One day he met "Min above's" uncle, Mike, in the "bóithrín. They both had some cows - and each endeavoured to drive his own cows forward. Seán got the upper hand of Mike who had to drive back his cows to make way for Sean's. Mike said, "dá mbeadh an "back" agam-sa, ní déanfá an méid sin liom."
Mike used take off his drawers at the Croisín, wash it in stream there, and put it on him again immediately.
In olden days, it used be the fashion to watch a person having a new suit, and
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2019-04-24 19:01
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25-10-37 The Mass Field.
On the farm of Mr Corcoran of Duddestown there is a field known as The Mass Field where mass used be said in the Penal times. There was a stone altar to be seen in this field some years ago. There is also a hidden cave supposed to be there where the priest used go on the appearance of the priest-hunters.
There is a story told that one day when the priest, with a big congregation around him, was saying Mass they heard the noise of the priest hunters horses coming in their direction. The priest and the people ran for their lives. The priest hid in a drain running under the road a few perches from Boicetown school. A man from the district saw the priest hiding and when the priest hunters with their horses were running over the road this bad man said "Where are you going and the fox in the hole". The priest hunters on hearing this jumped from their horses and captured the priest.
Teresa Heavey
Dunany
Dunleer
Information obtained from
Mr. D. Courtney
Dunany
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4-11-'37 Ferrards's Cross
A few perches from The Mass Field is a crossroads called Ferrard's Cross which got its name from a remarkable occurrence there in the Penal times.
One day when the priest was saying Mass in the Mass Field a famous priest hunter called Lord Ferrard was coming down to seize him. Just as he was passing this cross his horse shied. Lord Ferrard fell off and was killed instantly.
The cross has since been called Ferrard's Cross in remembrance of the miraculous escape of the priest and his followers that day.
Teresa Heavey
Dunany
Dunleer
Above information was obtained from
Mr Wm Heavey
Dunany
Dunleer
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2019-04-24 18:51
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25-10-'37 The Mass field
Long ago when the priests were hunted about the country for their religion they used to say the Mass in some lonely place.
There is a field on Mr. Corcoran's farm known as the Mass field. Here the priest used to say the Mass while some of the people would watch the soldiers and tell the priests when they would be coming.
There is a large stone on which they build a small altar.
One day the people didn't see the soldiers were coming and he had to fly for his life without finishing Mass. The people scattered in every direction. The soldiers didn't catch any of the people but they knocked the altar. John Shevlin
Dunany
Dunleer
Above information was obtained from Mr Wm Mullen, Dunany, Dunleer
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The (-) Blacksmith = Pháirch na Gabann
The gate field - Pháiurch á Gheátha
The Bridge field - Páirch a Dhróicheadh Droichid

Eámhon O Caóin
Cárraig O gCíonnáith
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2019-04-24 18:43
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Un Park ard - An Pháirch árdh
The steam field - Pháirch an Chomhair
Park an campa - Pháirch Chámpa
The laca rua - the red flag

Máire NíBhrían
Bhaile Uí Spileáin
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2019-04-24 18:40
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Mainistir na Córan
Co Corchaighe

The Barn field = Phaírch an Sgíobhóil
The Big Stubble = An Caóinleách Mhór
The small field = An Phaírch Bhéagh

Mháire Ni Chaoimh
Cíllín Dhúbláigh
Maínisthir ná Córan
Co Chorcaighe
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25-10-'37. The Mass Field
There is a field in this parish on the farm of Mr. Corcoran, which is called the Mass Field or Chapel Field. It is so named because the priests used say mass there in the Penal Times.
The field cannot be seen from the road, so it was chosen by the priests to say mass there, so that the priest hunters could not see them so easily. If the priests were seen saying mass by these wicked men they would be killed.
The priests wanted to make their hiding place more hidden from the soldiers so they made a cave under the ground. This cave must have been dug very deeply into the ground, because no how many times it is searched for it can-not be found to this day.
It is said that there were the remains of an old stone altar there too, some years ago.
Sheila Heavey
Dunany
Dunleer
Above information was obtained from Mr. Wm Heavey, Dunany, Dunleer.
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2019-04-24 18:28
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díreach nuair do chuir Peaid an cheist "Mhuise a mhaoineach, what sort of a amadáinín is that?" Fuair sé an freagra go tapaidh agus go lán-eólgasach "Oh, his father was a carrier and his mother was a punther".
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2019-04-24 18:24
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Sean Pheaid Ráileans do chomhnaigh i mBaile-na-Giulcaidhe i bparóisde Thuar-an-Fhíona timcheall caogadha bliadhain ó shoin. Siúnéir a bhí ann agus an chéird go maith aige. Ba mhall-ghluaiseacht éigin a chuid cainnte agus níor bhféidir é bhogadh as a bhog-stróc féin. Bhí sé ina shean-fhear nuair do chuireasa aithne air. Thagadh sé chun mo tigh-se gach tráthnóna Sathairn chun go mbearrfadh m'athair é mar bhí criothán trom ann féin.
Bíodh prátaí curtha aige i leacha feirmeora a bhíodh peaid féin tar éis leath na bliaina a caitheamh á romhar. Bhuail sé amach lá chuntriúr do bhaint as na prátaí nua. Ráinigh gur bhuail cohmarsa leis agus d'iarr conas a bhí na prátaí. "Muise", arsa sé "tá siad go mion, fánach, fíreannach, fluich, dubh, bog agus sindeis".
Lá amháin dúirt sé le mac leis dul fé dhéin birtín luachra agus d'iarr an mac as Béarla 2Wgere'll I get it, I said". Tháinigh an freagra go mín, mall, réidh, tais "Up in the shiminí, Dan".
Ag cur síos do ar dhearóil a chomhnuig sa cheanntar dúirt sé mar seo agus gan deithneas ar domhan - "Tobar na Leac agus Tobar na mBreac agus Tobar na Stuaice agus an Tobar san taobh thuaidh de, Shúghfadh an fear san gach aon bhraon a headh ionta dá mur fuiscí nó pórtur é".
Babhta bhuail sé chun tighe m'athair agus bhí duine des na comharsain tar éis coileán do bhronnadh orainn. De réir deallraimh bhíodh tar éis innsint conas a 'fuaradh' an maidrín. mar
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where I was you would not have been put out". And she points to a child as she says each word and who-ever the last word falls on she has to be the "Grandma". Then "Grandma" stands out in front of the children and they stand in a (stand) straight line and they walk towards "Grandma" and say "Grandma, Grandma, can we get out to play? She says "no dears, no dears, for this is a very wet day" Then we walk backwards to where we started and come back to her again and say the same thing She says "no dears because you would chase the chickens away". Then we walk backwards again and come back to her a third time and say, "Grandma can we get out to play"? She says this time "yes dears, if you don't chase the chickens away." Then we run away and chase the chickens away and she runs after us and the first one she catches has to be "Grandma" the next time.
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2019-04-24 18:12
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People generally have objects of value in their home. They keep an image of Our Blessed Lady or St. Joseph. They are kept in small boxes. They are usually made of silver and are very small about one inch long. These must have been made by some good artist, and were made fifty years ago. Palm is used on Palm Sunday, for on the first Palm Sunday the Jews spread palm in front of Our Lord.
It is supposed to be unlucky to pick flowers on May Even. On St. Patrick's day shamrocks and green badges are worn.

The cross of St. Bridget was hung up in the house 2nd February. It was made of rushes; the rushes were plaitted. It was about one foot long, and six inches broad. Generally it was the man of the house that made it.
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2019-04-24 18:10
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On May eve, people pull ten leaves of Yarrow and as they pull them they say
"Good morrow good morrow fair yarrow.
"Good morrow thrice to thee
Tell me fore this time to-morrow who my true lover will be."

When you go into the house you must not speak to anyone.
Another custom is to get a branch of Rowan tree and decorate it with may flowers and primroses and leave it in the middin standing. Then strew may-flowers into each outhouse door and on the doorstep
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The following song was composed to welcome Canon Coyne to the parish of Boyle.
I
It was on the twenty day of
December.
In ninteen hundred and four.
the scene I witness in this town.
I never had seen before.
The people strolled their way to Boyle.
To bid a welcome home
To the very Rev. Canon Coyne.
From the holy city Rome.
II
Until six o'clock that evening
It was to people quite unknown
That he arrived upon the train.
From the eternal city Rome.
Rockets they were flying up.
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To release me they did go.
But it was no use in petitioning.
They said that I should die,
On the ninth of February
ninty five
Upon the scaffold high.
IV
The hour it approaching,
I hear the death-bell toll,
The hangman he is punn-
ioning,
And I must give up my soul,
For I own that I am innocent
That is all I have to say,
"May the Lord forgive my enemies
Upon the Judgement Day."
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And the judge to me did say,
"The ninth of February 95
Will be your dying day."
When I heard my sentence
pass
To Judge Palace I did say,
"The jury found me guilty
without the least delay
and I sweat to you that
Donovan
I never yet did known
May the Lord forgive my enemies
That has proved my over-thow.
III
My Blessing on the Mayor of Cork
and his people there also.
In hundreds they were petitioning.
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I own I was a sport's man,
with spirits light and gay.
But those spys and paid informers
who swore my life away
On the twenty of April
In the year of ninty four
That is the night, Dear Sister Jane,
Its lony you may deplore.
When I was taken prisoner
The police to me did say,
"Tis for the murder of Jim Donovan
We arrest you on this day"
It was at the Cork assizes
My enemies they all swore
That I did murder Donovan
And left him in his gore.
The jury found me guilty
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2019-04-24 17:39
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The following song was composed forty three years ago by John Swiss before he was hanged for the alleged murder of Jim Donovan: –
Farewell, a dearest sister Jane.
A fond and last adieu.
At the early age of thirty five
I now must part from you
For the murder of Jim Donovan,
I am condemned to die,
On the ninth of February
ninty five,
Upon the scaffold high.
"I am John Swiss from Castle Island.
And as true as is my name,
I never did commit a crime,
That I'd deny the same."
II
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shorts. The Derryknochern team won.
The ball was never kicked from one townland to the other. The refereeing was done by a man who used to stand on a high bank that was there and he used to blow a whistle for the ball to be thrown in. The type of ball used was of soft leather. It was about seven inches in diameter.
Goal posts were put up. Other amusements were weight-throwing and hand-ball. The hand-ball was played up against ends of houses.
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If you see the dog eating grass it is a sure sign of rain also.
Sean Gill
Standard VI.
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I visited my grandfather a few days ago. His name is John Gill, of Drumaweir. He has a lot of folklore. He told me some signs of the weather. Here are some of them. If the stars are shining very brightly it is a sign of frost. If the sun is red when she is going down in the evening it is a sign of frost also. When you see the birds flying very low about the fields it is a sign of a storm. If you take a stone out of the sea and leave it lying on the ground and if it gets damp it is a sign of rain. When there is a blue blaze in the fire it is a sign of rain. If you see no stars out it is a sign of rain. If the sky is dark and cloudy it is a sign of rain or if there is a ring around the moon. If the mountains and sea are very close, it is a sign of rain or of a storm. If the smoke goes up to the sky very calmly it is a sign of rain. If there is a strong gale of wind there is going to be a storm of thunder and lightning. If you see the cat washing her face it is a sure sign of rain.
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a referee and when the ball went off the goal post he blew a whistle to stop the game until the ball was got.
There was a match played locally about five years ago. It was held in a low flat field in front of out house. I twas between two townlands Derryknochern and Brislagh. Derryknochern team were dressed in white and red shorts. The Brislagh team were dressed in white and blue
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vening. Derrygola and Brislagh played. There were eleven men on each side. The best men in each townland were picked. The match was played in the biggest and levellest meadow in either townland. Derrygola won. The players were dressed in short trousers and short jerseys.
Hurling was not played much or football in olden times in this district. When players were playing they used to wear short white trousers.
When matches were played there was always
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2019-04-24 17:32
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People used play foot-ball in olden times. The best kickers were chosen. There were about ten in each team which used to be playing in my district. The ball was made of strong leather. The players wore light clothes and the two teams wore different clothes. There were two poles put down in the ground for goals.
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2019-04-24 17:31
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Hurling and Football
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2019-04-24 17:25
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I looked through a pane of glass and I saw the dead carrying the living.
A ship.
It was a month old when Moses was born and it is a month today.
The moon.
As round as an apple, as flat as a pan, the half of a woman and the whole of a man.
A penny.
Annie McCole
Standard VI.
7-1-35
I went up the road and I went down the road and I took the road on my back.
A ladder.
A hard working father, an easy going mother, and twelve sons.
A clock.
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A violin.
What is the difference between a stamp and a schoolmaster?
One sticks with a lick and the other licks with a stick.
Why is Ireland the richest country in the world?
Because its capital is always Dublin (doubling).
What is it was made to day, no one likes to keep and no one likes to give away?
One's bed.
What is it goes round and round the house and rests in a corner at night?
The broom.
I know a house; it would not hold a mouse and it has as many windows as are in the king's house.
A thimble.
Patrick Kealey,
Standard VI
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2019-04-24 17:03
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I am now going to describe the lark. The lark is a small bird. It is a very good singer. It is the best of all birds because when singing it goes up into the sky and sometimes it goes out of sight. It builds its nest with hay and hair. It puts its nest in a tuft of grass in a field. It never builds it nest in a house. The lark lays four four speckled eggs and it hatches them for two weeks. When the young birds come out of the eggs the lark is kept very busy getting food for them.
The weather may be judged by birds. The sea gull shows many signs. When the sea gull is inland it is going to rain.
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2019-04-24 16:57
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There are many wild birds found in our district, such as the crow, the jackdaw, the lark, the seagull, the robin, the thursh, the blackbird, the finch, the goldfinch, the green linnet and the yellow hammer.
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2019-04-24 16:42
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are heard in the evenings, when it is going to rain. Other little birds come around the farm yards when there is going to be a storm.
It is said, that when Our Lord was carrying the cross to Calvary a robin flew and lay on Our Lords hand. A drop of blood fell on its breast. That is why the red breast is on the robin.
There are a few birds which follow the cuckoo when in flight. The "keelog" and the linnet follow the cuckoo to prevent it from robbing other birds nests.
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The wild birds usually found in our district are, the wildgoose, the wild duck, the swallow, the cookoo, and the corncrake. These birds migrate after the summer.
The swallow is a bird which always builds its nest in a shed, or on the beam of a roof in an old house. The swallows nest is made of clay, mud and moss. It is lined with feathers and hair. The swallow lays a small egg. The egg has a small brown spot on it. This bird sits on the eggs for about three weeks.
Boys are told that it is a sin to rob birds nests.
When the wildgeese and wild ducks are seen inland, there is a storm at sea. The curlews cries
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Fig. 2.
A Cooper's Compass sketched from actual size. Above is over fifty years old.
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My native townland is Ballydaheen in the Parish of Bruff and the Barony of (?).
Five families consisting in all of about twenty persons from the population of my home townland. Taking the townland in itself each family name occurs but once, but then some neighbouring townlands are included, the ancient names of O'Donnell and Moloney are most numerous. Thatched houses are practically extinct in Ballydaheen, being replaced by comfortable slate farmers' houses and trim well-kept cottages. The name of the town-land is derived from Baile Dáithín or the townland of little David is shrouded in mystery and buried in the dust of oblivion.
Houses were far more numerous formerly.
All traces of many homes have disappeared while many smoke-blackened gables inform the world that beneath their shade once dweled a family. For too many people the land of the Stars and Stripes was too strong while others sought a home beneath the Southern Cross. Consequently the population of the home townland dwindled.
The land of Ballydaheen is rich and heavy but owing to inefficient drainage the lower portions are liable to flooding and are useless for tillage.
Martin Quilty.
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mná boichte agus d`fhiafruigh sé dí an raibh fíos aice aon áit a gheobhadh sé obair. Dubhairt sí leis suidhe síos godtí go dtiocfadh fear a tighe isteach mar go raibh sé ag obair san tigh mor- sin tigh a dhriofiúr. Do shuidh sé síos agus chománadar agus seanacuidheacht godtí go dtáinig fear a tighe isteach. Annsan d`fhiafrigh sé den bhfear an bhféadfadh sé aon obair d`fhághail in aon áit timcheall na h-áite sin. Dubhairt sé leis fanacht go maidin agus go bhfaigheadh sé obair dó, agus do dhein an stróinseár amhlaidh. Maidin lár na mhaireach do chuaidh in bheirt aca go dtí an tigh mór agus fuaireadar obair ann. Is ins an sgiobóil a bhí an stóinseár ag obair an lá san.I lár an lae do ghaibh muc reamhar thar an doras agus do sháith sé píce innti agus do mhairbh sé í. Annsan thug sé isteach
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í agus chuir sé féin tuighe í leat taoibh í. Um thráthnóna nuair a tháinig an mhaighistir d`iarr an obairightheoír gabháil tuighe air chun leaba a dheanamh dó féin i gcoir na h-oidhche. Fuair sé an tuighe agus nuair a d`imthigh an mhaighstir chuir sé an mhuc isteach i lár an bheart-thuighe agus d`imthigh sé leis go tigh na mná boichte aris. Do thóg sé amach an mhuc agus do ghlan sé í agus chuir sé steall maith dí ar an dteine á beirbhiú. níor ith an fear ná an bhean ná na páistí aon pioc dí. d`fhan sé in aoinfeacht leó an oidhche sin airis agus chuaidh sé obair la ar na mháireach airís. An tráthnóna sin thug sé caora mór leis. Ach cúpla lá ina dhiaidh sin do bhraith muinntir an tighe mhóir go raibh muc agus cúpla caorach in easnamh ortha agus chaitheadar amhras ar an stróinséar seo.
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2019-04-24 15:54
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bhíodar ag chuimhneamh ar feadh i bhfad cionnus a gheobhaidís amach é. Dubhairt an bean tighe go leigfidís ortha iad a`bheith ag dul ar a laetheannta saoire agus go d`tabharfadh sí a cómhra dá a dhriofúr chun í do choiméad bí a mháthair chéile sa chúinne ag éisteacht leo agus dubhairt sí go raghadh sí isteach sa chómhrainn nuair a bheadh sí ullamh aca agus go bhfeádfadh sí bheith ag éisteacht tré poll na h-eochrach. Do dheineadar amhlaidh agus chuireadar a dhóithin bídh agus dighe isteach innti agus chuiread ar godtí an driofúr í. Nuair a fuair sí í bí sí go h-ana direach mar gheall ar an gcómhrainn agus ní leigfeadh sí d`aoinne dul i ngiorracht dí. Ach um tráthnóna nuair a tháinig an stróinseár (sé sin an buachaill aimsire ón dtigh mór) isteach d`fhiafruigh
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2019-04-24 15:50
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sé fad a bhí sa bhosca mhór. Annsan dubhairt an bhean gurbh í sin cómhra a driofiúr mar go raibh sí ag imtheacht as bhaile. D`fhiafraigh sé airís cad a bhí ann agus dubhairt sí ná raibh fios aici. Annsan dubhairt sé ná beadh sí sa tigh gan fios aige féin cad a bhí sa chómhrainn. Thóg sé an ramhain a bhí in aice leis agus bhain sé an clúdach dí agus d`fheách sé isteach agus cad a chídhfeadh sé istgh innti acht an seana bhean agus í ag ithe. Bhí fíos aige cad a thug ann í agus sár a raibh am aici focal a rádh thóg sé ceann de na bullógaibh aráin a bhí ann agus thacht sé leis í. Annsan chuir sé an clúdach air airís agus thóg sé abhaile go dtí a tigh féin í. Níor dhein sé ach an chómhra do leagaint taobh amuigh den doras. Bhí an oidche
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April 14th 1938
Old people around Newport tell us that red clouds in the west, at sunset, especially when they have a tint of purple, portend fine weather. A coppery or yellow sunset generally foretells rain, but as an indication of wet weather approaching, nothing is more certain than a halo around the moon. There is also an old rhyme in connection with the weather:
"A rainbow in the morning is the
shepherd's warning.
A rainbow in the night is the
shepherd's delight."
When the swallows fly high, fine weather may be expected, but when they fly low rain is surely approaching. Another indication of wet weather is to see the cat scraping at some article of furniture.
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2019-04-24 15:49
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ann an uair sin agus chuaidh sé go dtí an tigh ba ghiorra dó agus bhí sé sin stiall maith síos ar an mbóthar. Nuair a chuaidh sé isteach dubhairt sé go raibh an seana bhean san thuas mharbh (b`sin í an bhean a mhairbh sé féin) agus gur chuireadh suas é ag triall ar chúpla cathaoireach i gcóir na h-oidhche. Fuair sé na cathaoireacha agus chuaidh sé thar nais don áit in ar fhág sé í. Nuair a chonnaic sé an bhean marbh thóg sé amach as an gcómhrainn í agus bhuail sé anuas ar da chathaoir i gcoinnibh an dorais í.D`imigh sé leis abhaile annsan a rábh le gach éinne go rabh an seana bean sin thuas marbh (tar éis é féin í a mharbhú). Go breac moch ar maidin d`éirigh an cailín aimsire a bhí ag tigh na mná marbh aus d`osgail sí an doras ar dtúis.
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2019-04-24 15:45
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worked up and down the cross of wood breaks the butter sacs and makes a lump of the butter.
Conchubhar Ó Riain
Dún Droma
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2019-04-24 15:44
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The name of my home district is Kilmore. It got its name from a great church which once stood in it and the field where it stood is still called the Church Field.
It was used as a burying place for infants who died in the
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2019-04-24 15:43
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1 A few sups of asse's milk is a good cure for the chin cough.
2 To meet a man with a white horse and ask him for a cure anything he says would cure you.
Sean Ó Riain Ballydine.
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2019-04-24 15:41
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district and up to twenty years ago there were headstones around the field.
Pádraig Ó Lanagain
Cill-mór
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2019-04-24 15:19
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Nora Clancy, Lavally, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo.
Local Hero
A man named Taddy Taheny of Bulford Riverstown, Co. Sligo used to cut one cwt. of turf in the day for a barrel of potatoes. He used to carry the potatoes home on his back the same evening.
My father told me this.
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2019-04-24 14:33
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There were two hedge schools in the district, one at Kilcommon and another at Rear Cross. The one at Kilcommon was situated where John
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April 13th 1938
(1)
Q. Why is Birdhill compared to the Shannon?
A. Because there are Salmon in it (A family named Salmon residing there)
(2) Q. What was the exact length of the year 1888?
A. 1 3/8.
(3) Q. Why is Annaholty compared to a hospital?
A. Because there are Wards in it. (A family named Ward residing there)
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2019-04-24 14:27
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There was a cliff in Cromane where Spanish wine was imported when English Rule forbade its importation. Hence it is called "Faill an Fhíona". The cliff is not to be seen now because the sea has washed it away. But the place where it stood is still called "Faill an Fhíona".
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2019-04-24 14:25
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One bright night a girl was walking along the road to Glenbeigh. She saw a black cat on the road and kicked it. Her leg became stiff and a man stood in the cat's place.
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2019-04-24 14:19
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Person from whom I received story - Patrick Moloney
Approximate age - thirty years
Address - Bilboa, Cappamore
Paddy Power.
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2019-04-24 14:17
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There was a poet named Pat Nolan who lived Bilboa about eighty years ago. He was not a native he came from Commonaline. His mother and father had a farm in Bilboa and he worked at Duggan's dairying. Most people did not like him because he made up songs about them. He made up this song about Sheehy's pink eyes (potato).
Mr Sheehy bet a pound note Sir,
That his son Dickie would dig from the
ditch to the moat Sir,
With Garnet or Nolan the poet Sir,
For a handful of Sheehy's pink eyes.
Nolan was the best poet at that time.
Person from whom I received story} Laurence Hogan.
Address} Ballyvoreen Murroe.
What Barony} Owneybeg
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2019-04-24 14:12
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About ninety two years ago there was a great Famine. There is no one in my district who has any story about it. The Famine in 1846 affected the district very much. The district was very thickly populated before the Famine. A great number of people died. There is an old house on the top of Pat O'Donnell's hill which was then occupied and is now an old
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2019-04-24 14:02
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In 1290 tallow candles were first used in the city of Limerick.
Woollen cloth was first made in Ireland in 1376.
Sallads, carrots turnips and cabbage were brought from Holland to Ireland (Limerick) in 1509 and up to this time the Irish were rather backward in tilling the soil.
David White was the Mayor of Limerick in 1543 and was the first who carried a rod.
It was a John Hawkins who came home to Limerick from Santa Fe (Spain) who first brought us potatoes.
1570 Kilmallock was burned.
Printing in Irish characters was first introduced in Dublin by Nicholas Walsh
A most severe frost which commenced on the 3rd November and lasted till the 9th February 1683. The ice on the Shannon near the city was seven and eight feet thick. Carriages and
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In 1290 tallow candles were first used in the city of Limerick.
Woollen cloth was first made in Ireland in 1376.
Sallads, carrots turnips and cabbage were brought from Holland to Ireland (Limerick) in 1509 and up to this time the Irish were rather backward in tilling the soil.
David White was the Mayor of Limerick in 1543 and was the first who carried a rod.
It was John Hawkins who came home to Limerick from Santa Fe (Spain) who first brought us potatoes.
1570 Kilmallock was burned.
Printing in Irish characters was first introduced in Dublin by Nicholas Walsh
A most severe frost which commenced on the 3rd November and lasted till the 9th February 1683. The ice on the Shannon near the city was seven and eight feet thick. Carriages and
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2019-04-24 13:57
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The word Shannon is interpreted as Sean-abhann i.e. old river. it has few or no rocks from its mouth to the city and can be called a harbour.
Lough Gur.
Is about 14 miles south of the city and is one mile in circumference. It is surrounded by pleasant hills.
This lake serves as a local barometer, and indicates changes in the weather.
The water is generally very clear, but before a storm, or foul weather, gets of a yellowish or greenish hue, and a disagreeable smell proceeds from the wind which blows over it.
On a corner of the lake is a Castle which was one of the strongholds of the Earls of Desmond & commanded the pass between Limerick & Kilmallock. It was owned in modern times by Count de Salis (Count of the Holy Roman Empire) who sold it to the Free State Government in 1924.
Adjacent to the lake are three circles of stones supposed to have been placed there by the Druids.
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2019-04-24 13:42
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The word Shannon is interpreted as Sean-abhann i.e. old river. it has few or no rocks from its mouth to the city and can be called a harbour.
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2019-04-24 13:40
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1. Never bake bread on Friday.
2. If you have no bread (i.e. home-made cake) on a Friday, buy baker's bread or borrow some bread.
3. If you borrow sour-milk, do not attempt to return it, as it is unlucky to do so.
4. Bread is never put down to bake between the hours of 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. o'clock.
5. If you do borrow bread & have some left after use, do not throw it away - use it again.
In former times in the country we made
1. Stampy
2. Potato-cake
3. Bran-bread
4. Oatmeal bread.
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2019-04-24 13:23
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the owner might be identified.
I entered the store about 10am and missed the purse about 11am when I required it to pay for my purchases. During the hour I visited almost every department in the shop and have no recollection of leaving it behind at any one counter. The manager of the Store is aware of my loss, and will I feel sure give you every assistance in your enquiries.
I shall be deeply obliged if you can give this matter your immediate attention,
I am,
Yours faithfully,
Kathleen McGing
Dereendafderg
Drah
Claremorris
Co. Mayo
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2019-04-24 13:20
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Dereendaferg,
Srah,
Claremorris,
24/2/'38
Sergeant Griffith
Garda Síothchána Barracks
Church Street
Ballinrobe
Dear Sergeant Griffith,
While shopping this morning in Mr. Callaghan's, Bridge Street, I lost my purse and I should be grateful if you would make enquirers about it.
It was a small brown leather envelope-shaped bag with my initials stamped on the flap and contained two five pound notes, three one pound notes, and some loose change. There was nothing inside by which
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2019-04-24 13:18
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had taken the shape of turtle doves and found happiness at last.
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2019-04-24 13:18
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Long ago there lived an illustrious Chinese Mandarin, who had a beautiful daughter named Li-Chi. He shut her up in the garden as he wished her to marry some noble. However she fell in love with the gardener and they both ran away bringing with them a box of jewels so that they might live in comfort. But the Mandarin saw them and followed them with a big whip.
He caught Chang by his pig-tail. He beat him senseless and then flung him into the river. Poor Li Chi sprang in after him and shared his fate. Their bodies could not be found but a willow tree sprung up in the place and sighed a mournful dirge for the departed lovers. In its branches a pair of turtle doves built their nest and they lived and cooed all day. It was said that the souls of the lovers
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I often remember studying the cups and saucers trying to find out what the pictures on them meant. I remember one special picture and it depicts a lordly Mandarin's house in the garden by the side of a river. In a garden is a tree with mulberries and another tree laden with oranges to show how beautiful the garden is.
The story of the picture is as follows.
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Nuair a bhíonn lánamhna le pósadh déantar cleamhnas eanorra. i dteach ósta a ndéantar an cleamhnas agus a rinnear an tairgead. An oidhce sin bhíonn an bainis ann agus bíonn an fhéasta achu. Uaireannta bíonn na buachaillaí óga ann.
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Nuair a bhí an stoirm ann in 1848 bhí stoirm an-mhór ar an bhfarraige. Bhí an gaoth ag caitheamh uisce na farrige cúpla míle isteach ar an talamh. An t-uisce a bhí thart ar cuan modh bhí sé ag teacht isteach cúpla míle ó Tuar Mhíc Éadaigh. Nuair a d'eirigh na daoine ar maidin bhí bhrat salainn ar an cabaiste mar bhí a lán cabaiste san áit.
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ina talamh agus imharbhuigh duine achu an duine eile. Bhí an áit go léir ag an duine eile annsin. Tugtar Doirín dá dheirg ar an áit ó shoin agus i leith.
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for money and potatoes. If she got some potatoes she would give three back to the person that gave them to her. She was from Kilmurry.
Nell Faulkner is from Kilrush, she sells saucepans and rosary beads and holy pictures.
Mick Leur used to stay at O'Donnells and he used to tell stories about his father and mother how they travelled through the country and how they lived.
There was another travelling family called the Brandons. They travelled on foot through the country repairing tacklings. Somethings they would have more than a day's work in a house and they would stay for the night.
A man named John Burke goes around from place to place; he mends umbrellas for the people. He travels on an ass and car. He wants a lot of money when he does any job.
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There was a family known as the Delanys; they stayed at Greenes Moyralla and the people came from far away to hear them. they were good story tellers and singers. they came from Co. Tipperary. They made their living by selling lace, tarpaulin, tie pins, camphor and buckets made of tine. They took anything they would get.
There was also another family known as the Carthy's; they stayed at Hennessy's Coolmeen and people came to listen to them tell stories. They came from Ennis. They made their living by selling tins, camphor, and tie pins.
The Casey's also stayed at Henessy's Coolmeen and told stories. They made their living by selling tie pins and studs and camphor and they mended umbrellas.
John Casey is from Kilrush. He goes around to the houses selling holy pictures and statues.
There was a woman going around known as Nell op: she was asking
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from it - woods and hills and valleys. The ruins consist of a low piece of wall at one end - and small heaps of stones and monuments or headstones which are low, some embedded and only a few feet above the surface, and crosses cut on them seemingly with a sharp instrument, and sometimes two lines scratched on for the cross and only one in others. Seven bishops are supposed to be buried there.
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A large stone shaped somewhat like a cradle situated in Ballyknock is known as "Freyne's Cradle".
It is believed that gold lies buried around this rock, and also in Davidson's "Bounds".
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There is another great stone somewhat the shape of a chair situated in Ballyreddy and it is known as "Freyne's Chair". Freyne or de Freyne was a Norman who owned the land of Ballyreddy; and a story is told in Canon Healy's History of Kilkenny of how the wife of the last Freyne drowned her own child in a well, still called Cathleen Rydher's well.
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the History
Mick Flinn and a young boy named Dwyer were passing by the ruin on this particular moonlight night, having a dog of Flinn's with them. They were walking in the field just outside the ruin & called the cláirín meaning the small level field from Clár a board, a table. The dog ran into the bushes smelling around, when suddenly he gave an unearthly yell & ran home : next morning the dog was dead.
Another labouring man who was working in the field just outside the little churchyard said he head the Mass bell, ie. the bell rung during Elevation &e. ringing; pulling turnips the man was, and it is thought that it was on that spot the church was in olden times.
I visited this old graveyard in May 1934. There is an iron gate - a small one leading into from the road: there is a pathway from this gate through a wet, marshy field, and there stands the ruin, with trees and bushes growing thickly around it. It is a small place, but high and flat, and a fine view and beautiful scenery can be seen
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There is also a ruin of an ancient convent or Monastery called Teampall Gillíns situated in Ballyfoyle on the land of a farmer named Flinn. About 30 or 40 years ago some strangers (archaeologists probably) one of whom was a priest visited this ruin and took photos. They warned Mick Flinn not to destroy or till or otherwise interfere with this ruin or the bushes surrounding it. This ruin is described in Canon Carrigan's History of Ireland.
An incident which occurred one bright moonlight night is not recorded in
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Legend
=== (Black, Thin) - Laneways
=== (Black, Wide) - Mullinavat Road
=== (Green) - Old Coach Road
=== (Blue) - Waterford Road - New Line
=== (Orange) - Barney Arrig Bearna Dearg
=== (Yellow) - The Boher Gannee - Bótar na Gainime
=== (Brown) - The Bridle Road
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Caddagh, Mullingar.
Got story from Peter Fitzsimons, Killadoran, Caddagh, Mullingar.
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(Senior) Delvin, Westmeath.
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walked into his house and complained of a terrible burning burn. "Away, says he, "until you give me back my butter. "Let me give you a hand to churn", says she. They did and all at once the churn filled up with butter but before he would relieve her of her burning he made her promise that she would never take anyones butter any more.
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There was a man living near Knocknagashel and he had two hounds. One morning he went out hunting. He put out a hare. The dogs followed him until they came to a cabin and the dogs stood outside.
The man came and he went into the cabin and he saw a woman knitting. He asked her if a hare came in and she said no. The man came out and he went away. He came to a well and he took a drink. He sat down near the well. The dogs went after him. They followed him away until they came to a gap. One of them caught him by the leg. He went again from him. Then they came back. The dog that caught the hare came with his mouth opened. The man went away until he came to a house. The woman asked him if he would drink tea and he said he would. He said he wanted a drink for his dog. She said that a woman came to her for a cure for a sore shin. She said a dog bit her.
It was that woman that changed herself into a hare.
St Patrick's leaf - rub into a sore finger and it effects a cure.
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[Drawing] - Map
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Fr Dan Kennedy, P.P. of Ballingarry whose remains are interred in the Pike church lived at the foot of Knockshegowns in the house now occupied by Bob Horan The Robinsons of Fairy Hill House, who was his landlords evicted him. As he was leaving he walked down the avenue to the avenue gate. Then he turned around and shaking his fist said, "There will be Kennedys in this parish when there will be no trace of a Robinson". His words have come to pass. there are several families named
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Shanbogh lying on the river side of the Mullinavat Road is know as Shanbogh Upper. It is not very apparent why as the land is on the whole very much lower than that on the other side of the road which is know as Shanbogh Lower.
However those terms are now practically obsolete and few can tell the difference between them.
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Estate about a hundred years ago.
The New Line
This is the new road between New Ross and Waterford. It was built during the famine years (1847 - Ned Fortune)
According to Mrs Greene the women of Shanbogh worked at the construction of the road and were usually employed at breaking stones.
The road to Ballycurrin already referred to, was also built about this time.
The road continuing from the school up towards Seaneen's Cross is known a the Mullinavat Road. A number of laneways lead off this, named after the people whose houses they lead to. Part of the one leading to Cassins, Sullivans, and Prendergasts would I imagine be part of the Old Norman Road leading to Ballyreddy.
Upper Shanbogh.
The land of
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2019-04-24 12:01
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a crowd of yeomen coming. He hid behind a hedge until they came up. When they came he stood and said as if to his friends "to be ready". The yeomen troops galloped away. Meany fired shots after them, but they all escaped.
He remained hiding in this parish, but was betrayed, through jealously to the yeoman by a girl who brought him food from a farmer's house. The soldiers came to the place where he was hiding and fired about a dozen bullet at him. Then then carried his body to the town and hung it in chains in the market-place.
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the neighbours who had a great love for him.
Meany and his fellow outlaws called a council one night where one of the party proposed attacking a certain gentleman's house 7 miles away for the purpose of getting food. This gentleman was the O'Carroll of Kilfadda Castle. Meany did not agree with this proposal but all his comrades were against him so he had to give his consent.
The fellow that made the proposal was great with the cook in Kilfadda Castle and so he told her not to bolt the door on the night that the castle was to be attacked. The castle fell an easy prey to Meany, who became unpopular with the people for his act. He then had to leave Redwood Castle and he went to a certain parish in Offaly.
One day when returning to his hiding place Meany saw
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(The Red Gap - An Bearna Dear)
Ned said that he head from someone that "arrig" had to do with "red". So, the Barney arrig probably means - The Red Gap. He could advance no reason for this name. If there is one, it is not now very obvious.
Where the Old Coach Road i.e. the road to Waterford, leaves Shanbogh and enters the adjoining townland of Forrestalstown, the road is known as the Clúdábn, according to Ned.
Bridle Road
This is a short road leading from the Old Coach Road across the "New Line" into Annaghs. No one seems to know why it is called The Bridle Road. At present it is about two hundred yards in lenght and joinst two roads to-gether.
According to Mrs Greene it was used as a pass for the people who worked on the Annagh
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" Round Tower"
There is a Round Tower in Inniskeen, supposed to have been built by a woman with three apronfuls of stones in one night. One third is supposed to be under the ground, one third on top still visible over the ground , the remaining third had fallen before any effort had been made to protect it.
Convient to this, runs the river Fane, and in its bed is to be seen the very large barefoot track of the woman's foot.
There is a door on this round tower and a window up v.high. A winding stairs can still be seen there. It was the refuge of monks.
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I Thomas Whyte Kilfadda aged 14 years heard this story from my mother Mrs Whyte Kilfassa, who heard it from her uncle Din Hough bout 30 years ago.
James Meany was born in Co. Galway but not many years after his birth his father and the whole family removed to a place called Killycross near Redwood. When James grew up he was very popular in his district as a hurler.
After some years Meany joined the United Irishmen and son became one of their captains. He was marked for vengeance after the 1798 rising and got orders to surrender but he refused. He then became an outlaw and determined to fight to the last. He hid for some time in Redwood Castle and when there was any danger coming he always got warning from
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heard music near him. The music moved on the road and Cormac followed it. Soon they had him dancing for the first time in his life, and he danced until he wore the soles of his boots. When they were leaving , they all started to cheer and shout " Bravo Mac Cormac, Bravo Mac Cormac "
In the townland of Coolderry- Coill Dearg- nearby is the small field known as the Caldragh, where in olden times was an old church and we are told St Daig had a monastery here.
Those lands belonged to the Kiltybegs Ranch, formerly in the hands of the Filgates of Louth, but changed owners several times and were finally taken over by the Land Commission about 1928. When the lands were being tilled, a small tombstone bearing an unlegible ?inscription was unearthed, also a small stone with groove equivalent to a holy -water font. In it are also some v. small ridges, remains of graves and in a corner some human bones were unearthed.
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out that he did not know the meaning of Gan-nee but that in the olden times before the Ballycurrin Road was built (at the southern end of Shanbogh) this old road, which runs parallel to the new one, but, over very hilly ground was used for bringing sand from the river (Barrow). Ned pointed out that no cars were used and that the sand was carried in sacks or baskets slung across the horses back.
Bótar na Gainime
We can take for granted,therefore, that Boher Gan-nee is really Bóthar na Gainime The slender sound of the i-n being now lost.
Barney Arrig
Crossing the Bóthar na Gainime is the Old Coach Road running through the entire length of Shanbogh. For about half-a-mile before it reaches the Bóthar na Gainime this part of the Old Coach Raod is known as the Barney Arrig.
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There are many roads in Shanbogh but only two with Irish names.
One is known as the Boher gannee. I asked Ned Fortune to throw some light on the meaning which was not very clear. Ned pointed
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2019-04-24 11:38
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Convenient to the fort on Rocksavage lands, about half -mile distant, lies the remains of another fort in the townland of Shancobane and known as Garland's fort. Here is still to be seen the trace of a giant's grave about twelve feet by six feet. Convenient to this - about a perch- are two holes supposed to be the tracks of the giant's two knees. Several attempts were made by the people of the district to fill theses hole, but again they were always found to be empty.
( the holes are round, about two feet wide and two feet deep)
There is a cave in this fort, the mouth of which is always full of water, which is connected with the fort on Rocksavage lands ( Kennys) Here is used to open, but is now closed by a slab and overgrown with shrubbery. This cave is supposed to continue on until it reaches Liosnawilly fort in Carnagarvoge, the lands of which formerly belonged to the Plunkett-Kenny estate, but are now in the hands of Mr Edward Mc Kenna.
At Garland's fort as above in Shancobane, a crock of gold is said to have been buried.
One day, as an old man named Cormac was crossing Garland's Hill, he
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When he arrived there the chief devil asked "Who was there" and Willie answered "Will O the Wisp" Close the gates at wanst and don't let him in,," said the chief devil, "or he'll destroy all that sin the pits.
Poor Willie could neither get into Heaven nor into Hell and so he is going about from that day to this with a lighted candle in his hand setting everybody astray and this he'll continue to do until the Day of Judgement.
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his purse closed down the clasp, stuck the purse in his pocket and turned for home and slept on the purse that night. A few days after he went to another blacksmith and he bet twenty pounds that he wouldn't cut his purse open with his sledge. For two hours the devil within the purse got a hammering of the sledge but Willie won the twenty pounds. Next day he went to the fitting -shop and bet fifty pounds with the boss that he wouldn’t cut his purse open with a machine sledge a ten weight at each stroke. He won his money as before and the devil again got a good hammering inside the purse. When Willie left the forge the devil spoke to him out of the purse and says he "Willie let me go and I’ll never trouble you again during the world: Willie never mended his life but carried on the same career as before and after three years he died but had nothing done for his soul When he went to the gates of heaven St Peter asked him what he had done for his soul. He had nothing done and so was too bad to let him in He ordered him down to the gates of hell.
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you another seven years to live and as much money as ever you want. “I’m at an awful loss to be so long here" He released the Devil took the money and had a great time of it drinking and gambling for the next seven years When the last morning of the seven years were up Willie went out to his forge again to make more shoes The devil landed in and says he " I have given you lots of money for the last fourteen years now come with me.' Sit down in that chair until I finish this shoe I’m making " "No" said the devil "come along with me you have got long enough" Willie obeyed and the devil and himself started up the town until they came fornint a pub. "I must have one drink," said Will "before I go to hell for they say its a hot place, but what am I to do I have no money.” "I have no money either,” says the devil. "Can't you make a half crown of yourself" said Willie and I’ll put you into my purse" The devil did so and Willie put him in
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it and that all the blacksmiths' hammers or machine hammers wouldn’t cut it "Oh Willie you didn’t wish for something good" said the stranger Willie got all he asked for.
The morning he was expecting the devil he went out to his forge to have two horse shoes made before the devil would come and to have his armchair set in the forge The devil came in at last and said to Willie " The seven years are up now, you get all the money you wanted , you had a good time so you must come with me now. I'm making a set of shoes for an eminent friend of mine I have two of them made so will you sit down until I make the other two. I'll go with you then and throth. I'll be long enough with you still" The devil sat down in the arm chair and was held there. Willie threw down the shoes walked out and left the devil alone for a whole month. One morning he went into the forge and says he to the devil" Are you long enough there.” He answered "I am" and if you let me out of this chair now I’ll give
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himself. The first crossroads he came to he met an angel in the appearance of a beggerman and the Angel asked alms of him. Willie handed him a half -crown. Then Willie travelled ahead until he met the next crossroads and the same beggarman was at it but in a different apparel. He again asked alms of Wille and Willie gave him a half-crown. Will travelled ahead until he came to the third crossraods. The beggarman was there again and asked alms of him as before. Willie again handed him another half crown.
Then the beggarman said" Willie I'll give you three requests only to name them, so be sure and ask for something good. The first one said Willie, is I want an armchair that anyone I put sitting in it cant leave it until I let them go." "Willie you have two requests more so be sure and ask for something good" "Well the other two request said Willie I want to put in one" I want a purse so that every time I put my hand into it I’ll have a shilling in
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Willie, a blacksmith by trade spent all his time drinking and gambling and so he was always at a great short for money. This night he was talking to himself going along the road when lo! the devil walked up to him and said" Willie, what's wrong with you ?" There's a whole lot wrong with me" said Willie. I'm at a great short for money" " Well," says the Devil, " if you agree to come with me at the end of seven years I'll give you now as much money as ever you can spend during the seven years
Willie agreed and took the money and had a fine time drinking and gambling with all his comrade boys. When it came within a few days of the last of the seven years he began to get troubled and to think to himself and he used to walk out along the roads trying to console
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The lands of Rocksavage still in the hands of the Plunkett Kenny family was secured from the English Settlers in the early Cromwellian days, under the pretence of being associated with the Tories. On the lands was a v. large fort, only a trace of which remains and until recently showed an opening to a cave where people often explored with a light but were unable to travel far owing to fallen flags and earthenware blocking their path. This wonderful cave was supposed to run to "Rocksavage House" and here it was, we find great numbers of our priests were sheltered in the Cromwellian and Priest -hunting days. In those secret glens and varying hilltops we are told the people often wended their weary steps to be present at the holy sacrifice of the Mass. As yet the opening to the Big House can be traced and the grandest proof of all is the sacred vessels still preserved in the Plunkett Kenny family in Rocksavage House.The distance from entrance to exit of the cave would be about half a mile.
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mhach éirghe go luath ar maidin, theip air sin a bhéan amh. Ní raibh an mac sásta bheith in-a suidhe roinh an mheadhon lae lá ar bith.
D'innis an t-athair scéal dá mhac agus shíl sé go ndéanfadh sin cúir. ''Fear áirithe'' adeir seisean a d'éirigh go moch lá amháin chuaidh sé amach agus fuair sé sparán a raibh ar lán airgid ann. D''freagair an mac é, agus dubhart, ''an fear a fuair an sparán ní raibh sé in-a shuidhe comh luath leis an té a chaill é.
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é is créatúir.
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Is ag dul ó theach na tóra dhom
Sé dhearc mé stór mo croidhe
Ní bhfuair mé aon droch eolas air ariamh ó rugadh mé.
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Éist a Laraí na masla mé gan ádhbhar
Bhéarfaidh mé cár tornópaí dhuit có maith ariamh is d’fás siad.
Má tá Peadar Crosach ní crosach ceart atá sé
Acht gur thuit sé lá ‘na chodhladh thiar i gCurra Uaitéir
Tháinic builc druideacha agus thugadar meas báis air
Agus sin an dfág Peadar bocht chó crosach is tá sé.
Táséasúir ar an gcnú acú agus séasúir ar an áirne
Agus tá séasúir ag na caillíní nuair a bhíonn’s
Acht deamhan blas ag Peadar bocht acht chual a cosa ghearra.
An Sgoláir – Máire Ní Raghallaigh.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe
An duine a thug dó é – Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh.
A Sheoladh – Leamhchoill, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe
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Ná smaoinigh go minic ar an nidh gan feachaint, acht smaoinigh go minic ar na críocha deirnach. Is siad is fuide a thiocfas i mhein duit. Smaoinigh ar an mbás thiocfas go técaint. Bé fá na coinne i n-arm is i n-eadach.
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“Cá bhfuil an giorán bán agus an giorán dubh”
“Tá siad imthighthe ag na rásaí”.
“Cá bhfuil na rásaí?” Idir dhá ghleann.
Fiche sgalpóg mór fiche sgalpóg beag
Fiche doirne beag agus fiche dóirne mór
D’aoinne a lábhras go lábhrfaidh an té atá i n-áirde.
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Kednaminsha is situated in the Parish of Inniskeen, dedicated to St. Daig, Bishop of Inniskeen. St. Daig was born in the eastern part of Co. Meath. While still a young student, he visited St. Mochta in Louth and the latter declared that Ernan? was the physician whom he had seen in his dreams, who would cure his three infirmities. He then asked Ernan? to touch the parts of his body affected and he was instantly cured. Daig afterwards became a celebrated artificer, and made 150 bells and 100 croziers, 60 covers for the Gospels, as well as many shrines, chalices, pyxes, crucifixes and other articles for church use. He also transcribed numerous copies of sacred books; and after spending some time at Bangor Co Down and later at Clonmacnoise under St Kieran, founded his own monastery at Inniskeen. The ancient writer of the Acts of St Daig states that human capacity or memory could not relate all the miracles he wrought through the power of God. St Daig died at an extreme old age at his Co. Monaghan monastery and we are told he reached the wonderful age of 140 years.
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bóithrín ar ma dhroim. Dréimre.
Pota ag bruith agus gan aon splannc faoi. – Aol
Sin í thall sa gclúd í agus dháchéad súl uirre. Méarn
Cailleadh mór dhubh agus í amuigh san oidhche. Cruach mhóna
Capaillín stadáilte babáilte donn shiubhalfadh sí Éire agus ní fhliucfadh sí cos. – Beach.
Teachtaire beag ó theach go teach agus bíonn sé amuigh san oidhche – Casán.
Fear sa ngarrdha agus céad cóta mór air – Das Gabáiste.
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remembers as a double ditch and along which the "Pirgrim" (word used for pigrimage procession) used wend its way. It then goes in the direction of Three Cross, Mullallys and on to Ballyreddy. In places he states it measures about 17 yards in width whilst in other parts it must have been extremely narrow. This was a cause of great wonder to him.
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When I called on the landlord of the Annaghs estate (Mr Mockler) to ask him about this road among other matters He confirmed Ned's information and added that in places it was paved. However, he had so much to say it was too dark to see it, when he was finished. He added, however, in contradiction to Ned that the present lane or bóitrín passing up by the school and along which the Leint goes up to Ballyreddy is the remains of the old road. This laneway used to be known as Howlins' Land. the Howlins were evicted about
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Cailleach sa gclúd agus dhá chéad súil orra- Pota An Bhruigh.
Bíonn sé ar “bush” agus bíonn sé ar bais agus bíonn sé ar bharr an chúaile ghlais. Téigheann sé anonn go tír na long agus tagann sé anall go treorach deas-ceo.
Shiubhal mé suas an bóithrín agus shiubhal mé aníos an bóithrín agus d’iompar mé an
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Leighiseadh fear nach bhfaca a h-athair ariamh é, lé trí séideog a chuir i-na bhéal.
Smáilicín
Dá mbeadh smáilicín ar do shúil – dealg crann spíonáin a chur tríd agus gheobhadh sé biseach
Crapacha i do mhuinéil
Dá mbeadh cnapacha ar do mhuinéal léighiseadh salann te nó fataí te iad.
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Tá an fear is an bhean i n-aonfeacht go grádhmhar lé chéile
Is an sean-duine ‘bheadh na céadta níor bhada leis a shaoghail.
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Acht páirceanna geala gléigeal agus thú féin a bheith ós a gcionn.
Agus maighdean ....... chéile lé bheith ag réidhtigheadh do sgéal
Acht ó lean muid lé na chéile sé mo léan géar mar d’éag lé mo linn.
Béidh do shúilí ag na péistí agus do bhéilín ag na portáin
Béidh do dhá láimhín gléigeál faoi smacht ag locht na mbreadáin.
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fifty years ago and the name is now becoming obsolete.
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Baintreach agus maighdean a rinne criostaighe dhom go h-óg
Nuair a chuala síb-se a dhaoine gur báthadh mo mhíle stóir.
Dá mbéinn-se sa mbád an lá sin, mo dhá láimh a bheith ar an umar mhór
Mo lámh is m’focal duit-se a William Raghallaigh is deas a léighiseann-se do bhrón.
Ní áirighim croidhe chraidhte a bheith ag do mháithrín ná ag do dheaide
Na ag aon bhean eile a bhíos do bhréaga agus tú do leanadh
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Bhéidh lucht na cuairte crinn ann ag teacht ag déanaimh siamsa
Is bíonn cailleachaí na tíre ag drilleál ar an mbóthar.
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I gCaisleán na Bharraigh ‘seadh codail mé aréir
Ar colbha na leapthan agus dheamhan ar airigh tú mé.
Chuir mé mo lámh tharaim go bpógfainn a béal
Dheamhan blas a bhí agam ach an balla agus mé fhéin.
Déanfaidh mé caisleán ar chnocainín bán
A mbéidh trí stór ar aoirde agus binn trí ‘na láir.
Déanfaidh mé cóitín go barr ghlais an Fhraoigh
Ach rinnce na bóithre le stóirín mo chroidhe.
Tá mo bhóín ag géimneach, níl mo laoighín ag dúil
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Gaedhealach
Ionntuigh leis na Prostúnaigh is léigh do Reigintation.
Béidh fionntas ann go t’family is buadhachtáil ar aon chor
Gheobhaidh tú postaí ó’n Government ní h-ionann sin is creatúir.
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Budh deas an bheirt fhear sin Domhnaill agus Joe
Dá dtiochtá ag an Still-House agus an pota ag dhul thall
Ní sgaraidís choidhche leat go n-óltá do sháith
Dá n-óltá galún ní cuiridís suin ann
Ach go bhfanadh na piléars amach o’n na gcóir.
Ní bheirinn-se sop ar an rud a ghníos Domhnaill
Ní coinigheann sé “proof” ach timcheall’s lé mí
Sé an fear mór an buachaill dár chainntigh mé fós air
Má tá aon duine i n’all leis sé Mirteach Sheáin Nidh.
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Kednaminsha National School
The present site of Kednaminsha National School was in olden times used as a hedge school. A small school was afterwards erected by the Plunkett
Kennys , Gentleman Farmers of Rocksavage Estate, for the education of the tenants' children.The teacher of this school was the man considered most learned in the district and was paid a salary from the Plunkett Kenny Estate. In the course of time great numbers flocked from all parts to attend it and it became a great centre of learning. Eventually it came under the Education Authorities who extended the building and hence the name " Kednaminsha Rocksavage " has been retained on the school.
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Budh fionnabúil an t-éan a gheobhadh buaidh orainn.
Bhí each roimh a léimneadh ann agus whipeanna dhá bpléascadh
Agus ní bheadh fhios fhéin an t-each budh luaithe.
Bhí Sir Robert ar an stage ann, chuir sé fead is blaodh as.
Siúd í an Lady Clare ag tigheacht ar dtús ann.
Nach croidheamhail is nach aerach i n’áit de mharcac a bheith na suidhe
Agus é ag tigheacht mar an gaoithe gan aon spur.
Bhí Dassey is a stail ruadh ann agus is as Alban a gluaiseadar
I gConnachta ‘seadh bhuaileamar na céadta.
Sé bun is barr mo sgéal é gur bhuaileamar distanacaoi
Agus níl fear ar bith dhá shéanadh ach béidh muid suas leob.
An Sgoláir – Máire Ní Bháinn
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
An duine a thug dí iad – Pádhraig Ó Concubhair.
A Sheoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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The bean-sidhe was always referred to as the bocaoideachán by Mrs Cassin. She stated that certain families were usually troubled by her.
A young man named Murphy living in Forrestallstown once came across the bean-sidhe combing her hair. He wrenched the comb from her grasp and raced to his house. She, however, followed him and continued wailing outside the house till the comb was finally handed to her through the window.
Later, this man, Murphy, was followed one night by something which he could not see, but, heard running behind him. Coming near his house "the thing" caught him by the seat of the trousers and precipitated him against the door.
Mrs Cassin, though telling those stories was more sceptical than even a modern [?] would be.
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Tá fear as na bailtí ma chuala sibh trácht air
Tá sé chómh stuamdha lé aon fhear i m’eolas.
Chuirfeadh sé “paint” suas ar drisiúraí bána
Tá céird aige is fearr léighis beithigh tinn.
Is fearr é ná Murphy ná Tomás Mórán
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Laidhróg, ordóg, sprág isteach.
An Sgoláir – Máire Bhreathnach.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
An duine a thug dí iad – Séamus Breathnach.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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Cruinnigheann na gasúir timcheall ar bord agus cuireann siad a lámha ós chionn a chéile ar an mbord. Séideann duine amháin an lámh ar bárr agus deireann sé: “Cá bhfuil an bainne a bhí sa gcuinneóg sin?” Freagreann duine eile é agus deireann “tá sé sa gcuinneóg eile”.
Déantar mar sin go dtí an ceann deireadh agus bíonn na gasúir ag tarraint isteach a lámha de réir mar tá sé réid. Ag an ceann deireadh fiafruigheann sé “cá bhfuil an bainne a bhí sa gcuinneóg sin?” agus freagruigheann duine eile. “D’ól an cat é”.
Deireann an duine eile : “cá bhfuil an cat?”
“Faoi’n sop”. “Cá bhfuil an sop?”
“Dhóigh an teine é”. “Cá bhfuil an teine?”
“Mhúch an abhainn é”. “Cá bhfuil an abhainn?”
“D’ól an giaráin bán agus an giarán dúbh é”.
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Tá a súilí mar lonnra lá gréine ag sgaipeadh trí spéartha an cheo
Is deirge a ghruadh ná an caorthainn ag lasadh trí sméara na gnó.
Tá a béilín níos milse ná an sméara níos gile ná leamhnacht sa “snow”
Is níl óig-bhean níos deise sa taobh seo ná cailín deas crúidte na mbó.
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Tá sé istigh agus tá sé amuigh agus cá’l an lá nach bhfeictear é – Tairseach.
Tá mo dhaide mór amuigh annsin agus céad cóta air – Das Gabáiste
Tá sé ar “bush” agus ar bais is tá sé ar bhárr an chúaile ghlais téigheann sé anonn go tír an ghlúin tháinic sé anall go duthrac deas – Ceo.
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Siúd anall é tríd an sáile – firín alúinn na gréine coaitín dearg agus snáithín gorm i mbun a léine – Gliomacháin
Do chaith mé suas chómh bán lé sneachta agus thuit sé anuas mar ór – Ubh.
Tháinic sé isteach ar dhruim na ndaoine agus chuaidh sé amach chómh mín le síoda – Móin.
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Cé ní a théigheann suas an staighre agus anuas ar mhullach a chinn – Táirne bróige.
Ceathair ar sruth, Ceathair ag rith, Beirt ag déanamh eolais is Tóbaigh ar deire – Bó.
Fearaín beag buidhe ‘na seasaimh lé claidhe, itheann sé ‘gach a bhfághann sé acht ní ólann sé uisge. – Teine
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A Sheoladh – Leamhchoill, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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A Sheoladh – Tullnanuan, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe
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Cé’n rud a bhíonn’s ag corruigh is ag corruigh is nár chorruigh ariamh as a áit? – iorrbal na muice.
Chuaidh cheathrar de Mhuinntir Chró ag baint slat lá ceo. An t-slat nár bhaineadar thugadar leo í agus an t-slat a bhaineadar chaitheadar uatha í – préacháin ag piocadh a gcuid cleiteacha.
Teachtaire ó theach go teach is bíonn sé amuigh san oidhche – Chasán.
Fear fada gléigeal is crios a dhá thaobh fhéin air. – púnánn coirce.
Chuadhas suas an bóithrín. Thángas anuas an bainne is thugas an bóithrín ar mo dhruim liom – dréimre.
Chaith mé suas é chómh bán le sneachta agus thuit sé anuas cómh buidhe le ór – ubh.
An Sgoláir – Brighid Buiréad.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
An duine a thug dí iad – Brighid Buiréad.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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Bean fhada dhubh agus í an-fhada amuigh – cruach móna.
Bíonn sé ar buis agus bíonn sé ar bais
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Cé an rud atá insan gcárr nach bhfuil maitheas ar bith leis is nach dtig leis dul gan é – Torann.
Mac Uí Shliopáin is a chos tinn is a dhá shúil mhóra i gcúl a cinn – luscán laitighe.
Capaillín stadáilte, babáilte donn. Shiubhlfadh sí Éire is ní fhliuchfadh sí cos – beach.
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The people went into the house to dance and the Ghost appeared and chased them from the house and followed them up the road. About thirty years after a woman named Mrs Carrick who died about four years ago was sitting by the fire at twelve o clock. The Ghost then appeared and told her that the house was his and ordered her to get out. She went out and waited until Mr Carrick came home. The two of them went into the house and they saw the Ghost disappearing into the ground. After that he was not seen again.
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Garradha Mór de ghamhnaí bána agus gamhainín dearg eatorrú istigh – Na fiacla agus an teanga.
Tá poll insan gháirdín i n-a gcomhnuidheann na céadta acht ní thiocfainn-se ann i leath mo chuid éadaigh – Poll Siogáin
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Is maith an rud a bheith fíor de’n bhocht,
Agus gan ár gcroidhe a bheith cruaidh le nocht.
Gheibhímíd ó Dhia arís faoi ocht
Má thugaimíd cuid de’n stór uainn.
Má dóirteann siad braon bainne deireann siad: “Go leigidh Dia slán amáireach. B’féidir gur theastuigh sé i n-áit eile”.
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In a house at Ballinacleva about a mile from Moynalty, and at present occupied by a family named Carrick, strange happenings are supposed to have occured about fifty years ago and further strange nocturnal incidents are supposed to have happened there recently.
About fifty years ago the present house was then a ruin. One day a number of children where playing around the ruined house. Suddenly they heard a noise. Some of them got afraid and ran away, while the others went around to the back of the house to see what had happened. Then they heard the sound of horses at the back of the house. When they went round they saw a number of huntsmen on horseback. They had a pack of hounds with them. As soon as the children saw them they disappeared. Then the house began to shake and lights were seen in one room. The children ran away and did not come back for a long time. About a year after that the children were playing there again. They were throwing stones in through a window and they heard a voice telling them not to throw any more stones. Then they went over to the window and they saw a black figure in the room. Another night there was a bonfire lighted beside the house which was then occupied by a family named O Brien.
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amháin agus an méid eile.
Cé mhéid loch a dhéanfadh abhainn? – Ceann amháin dá mbeadh sé sáthach doimhin.
Tagann sé isteach ar dhruim na ndaoine agus téigheann sé amach chómh mhín le síoda. – An mhóin.
Fear beag i n-a seasamh le claidhe. Itheann sé arán acht ní ólann sé uisge – Teinne.
Seasann sé le balla acht ní seasann sé leis fhéin – an tlú.
Teach beag gan fuinneóg gan doras – Ubh.
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Ar chuala tú nó an bhfaca tú aon sgrios ariamh dá dhéanamh in-Éirinn mara rinne mada Taimín ar siciní Bhrighid Éamóinn.
Teacht isteach as fealltanas is a bean dhá gléas a
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croidhe
Ní girr náfeol a shantuigh sé ná rud ar bith mar é
An té a bhfuil Cuma i n-dhiadh ná gamainí aige.
An ceann go gcailleadh sé.
Tárud éicint ag teacht treasna orm.
Is é ag comhnaidhe faoi mo chroidhe.
Is mara dtagaidh Taimín Bán abhaile agam mí ní bheidh mé beo.
Sé Tomás Bán Mac Gheirimíd is céad faraoir crochfair é
Is a Dhia Mhór nach be truaigh na planda ar bith mar é.
An Sgoláir. Seán Buiread.
A Sheoladh. Tullananuain. Maghchuilinn, Co na Gaillimhe.
An duine a thug dhó é. Bríghidh Ní Cáirr.
A Seoladh. Tullananuain. Maghchuilinn, Co na Gaillimhe.
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Tráthnóna óig Dia Dómhnaigh sead rinnead ó mo creach
Pósadh ó mo stóirín gan oiread is mo chead
Sínte i gconradh ní bheadh brón orm acht mé a bheith n-aice leat
Nach breagh deas a thiubhrfinn tú go flaithis róinn
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A Seoladh – Cnoc, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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anuas agus cóir anois. Tosuigheann bóthar an Spidéil ag sráid-baile an Spidéil agus cníochnuigheann sé ag an gcos-bhóthar. Ta sé 'na bhóthar díreach go maith ach cúpla casadh annseo agus annsiúd. Tá bóithre eile ag rith as go dtí na tíghthe i n-aice leis. Níl fhios agam caide déanta é tá sé déanta có fada sin. Ta sé timceall ceithre mhíle ar fhaidh.
San áit a gcníochnuigheann bóthar an Spidéil tosuigheann bóthar eile ar a dtuigtar bóthar Mhághchuilinn. Is deas direach an bóthar é go dtí lé cúpla casadh ann. Ta sé go Láidar seasmhac agus tá sé i n-annualach mór a iompar. Tá sé tuairim trí mhíle ar fhaif. Níl fhios ag duine ar an mbaile cé'n fhaid déanta é.
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became stronger. If he hit the anvil strong, it is said: He would make the devil appear. If the water that the smith used was sprinkled in a haunted house it would hunt the ghost.
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There are three forges in the parish of Moynalty. The smiths are John Bell, Jack Reilly and Edward Farrelly.
Edward Farrelly's ancestors were always known to be smiths. His forge is situated at a crossroad called Maxwell's Cross at Feagh. The forge is a small dark house beside a stream. Generally like the shape of the door is like a horse-shoe. There is only one fire inside. The bellows is shaped like a pear. It is made of leather. The smith uses an anvil, sledge, hammer, chisel and tonges. He also use a file. He shoes horses and asses any makes farm machinery, such as ploughs, harrows. A turf fire is lit in the open air to shoe wheels. It is usually done along a stream. Card playing took place in Jack Reilly's forge during winter nights.
An old story is that every time the blacksmith washed his hands he
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There is a ford near our house where Mass used to be celebrated long ago. There is a big high stone of limestone in the middle of the ford. There is a shallow hole in the middle of the stone and the old people said it ws in that hole the holy water used to be kept. Any one would not know the place now only there is a wide deep hole there. When a person would pass the place they would see small children with white clothes but when they would see you they would disappear
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Fág an tír nó bí sa bhfáisiuin
Is namhaid í an cheird gan í a fhoghluim.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:29
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Sean-Fhocaill
Céard a dhéanfadh mac an chat ach luch a mharbhú.
An rud is doilighe lé duine b’fhéidir gurb é a leas é.
Bhí fear ann fadó agus bhí capall aige agus ní raibh aon fhéar aige lé tabhairt dhó. Chuaidh sé amach sa sgioból agus dubhairt sé “mair a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:29
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an mbord. Bhí an táilliúir ag chaitheamh fataí agus croicne síos sa mála agus nuair a bhí sé líonta dubhairt an táilliúir go gcuirfeadh sé rapa dhó fhéin agus thuit gach rud ar an urlár. “Ar son Dé déan é sin liom-sa” a dubhairt an fathach. “Déan thú fhéin” arsan táilliúir.
Thug sé rapa ó bhun a bhuilg go dtí a smig agus fuair sé bás. D’éirigh an chailleach agus lean sí an táilliúir. Chuir sí na glais ar an doras agus fuair an táilliúir bior dearg agus chuir sé isteach ‘na súil é.
Fuair an táilliúir an teach agus chuaidh sé abhaile ag an fear agus d’innis sé dhó cé mar d’éirigh leis. Bhí fear a’ tighe nuadha an-bhuidheach dhó agus thug sé na trí bhéasa eile dhó.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-24 10:28
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Páirc an Aifrinn
Páirc an Aifrinn is situated half was up Mangerton. It is called Páirc an Aifrinn because in the time of Cromwell when he hunted priests, Mass used be said in that field. It was said here because, if the soldiers came upon the people they used to be able to hide in the mountain (456, 262)
Mass Rock
There is a field in upper Killeagy called the Clocán. It is called Clocán because it is all stones. The word Clocán means the stony field. There is a very big rock in that field on which Mass used be said long ago (456, 262)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:27
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Bhí táilliúir ann uair agus é ag fuagháil píosa éadach. Chonnaic sé go leor millteóig ‘na luighe ar an t-sráid agus chaith sé an píosa éadaigh leo. Do marbhuigh sé céad acú.
Chuaidh sé go dtí an gabha agus dubhairt sé leis claidheamh a dhéanaimh dhó mar do marbhuigh sé céad de aon bhuile. Rinne an gabha mar dubhradh leis. Chuaidh an táilliúir abhaile agus luighe sé le taobh an tigh agus claidheamh ar a thaobh.
Nuair a d’éirigh an cailín a bhí sa teach is goire dhó chonnaic sí an táilliúir agus dubhairt sí lé
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:27
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arsa Páidín le Máire.
Leig sí an doras anuas orra agus nuair a chuala na fir é ritheadar ar a ndicheall treasna na sléibhte.
Tháinic Páidín agus Máire anuas agus chroc Páidín an mála airgid leis. Ní fhaca siad lá bochtannas as sin amach.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:25
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Dubhairt an Rí leis go raibh sé an-bhuidheach dhó agus go ndíocfadh sé go maith é. Thug sé mála óir dhó agus ceithre capall agus cóiste abhaile leis an Mháthair agus é fhéin. Mhaireadar go suimneach sásta ar feadh i bhfad i n-a dhiaidh sin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:23
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Achar fada blianta ó shoin bhí beirt fear ag obair i ngarrdha Phádraic Bhuiréid i Leamhchoill agus chas leac mór millteach leo fá’n bhfód. Bhí sé ráidhte ag an t-sean mhuinntear go raibh pota óir faoi’n leic seo agus chuadar ag tochailt. Ní rabhadar i bhfad ag tochailt nuair a thánic sineán gaoithe agus chuir sin faitchios orthú agus d’éirigheadar as.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:23
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é fhéin agus a bhean agus bhíodar an-bhocht ar fad. Chualadar fá’n t-ór seo agus tráthnóna amháin d’imithigheadar leo go dtí an cloich. Bhíodar ag tochailt leis an gcloich agus ag iarraidh cas a bhaint as nó go rabhadar sáraighthe. acht cor nó car ní fhéadaidís a bhaint as. Bhíodar ag ceapadh annsin go raibh draoidheacht éicínt ag baint leis an gcloich agus d’imthigheadar abhaile tuirseach sáruighthe.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:20
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dhá dhéanaimh. Bhí orra cliabh ghaimhne a iomcar ó clais-ghaimhne ‘na lár síos go dtí an bóthar. Bealach chruaidh fhada a bhí ann.
Tosuigheann Bóthar Dhroma Beag ag barr an chnuic agus cníochnuigeann sé istigh ag an mbaile. Tá sé déanta lé leath-chéad blian. Sé Tighearna Talmhan a thug an t-airgead dhóibh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:18
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bhróg annsin agus thógadar an chailín leo. Chuireadar isteach sa bpalás mór í. Bhí árd-rí istigh ann. Thuit sé i ngrádh léi mar bhí sí go deas. Phós sé í agus ní fhaca an chailín lá bocht ó shoin amach
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:16
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Fuair sé an t-uisge coisrigthe agus thosaigh dhá chraitheadh. Bhí buachaillí óga sa teach agus dubhairt duine acú “tiocfaidhmíd suas ag breathnú air”.
Fuaireadar solas agus suas leo. Céard a bheadh ann acht an t-asal agus na cliabh air agus é ag ithe faoi na sgeacha go socair sásta dhó féin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:14
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Tá béas níor fearr ná sin agam a bhreagfadh cailín óg
Saothrochamn arán agus fataí dhí.
Cruithneacht as eorna mhór. As a Dhia nach bhfeárr duit agat mé réic do bhuachaillín óg.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:13
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Ag teacht aniar ó bhaile dhom dhá mhíle amach ón cláir
Cé casadh orm acht cailín deas agus í ar a chruadh a cas.
An tusa bean an tsean-dhuine
Is mé, mo creach ‘s mo chrád dá mbéinn-se bliadhain mo comnaidhe leis.
Ní thiubhrainn dó grádh,
Brón ar mo mhuintir a phós mé comh h-óg.
Phós siad leis an t-sean-duine mé mar geall ar cúpla bó
Míle b’fearr liom agam buachaillín deas óg a téigheadh
isteach ar maidin agus bhéarfadh dhomsa póg.
As nach deas an fear i mbaile mé, Níl dúil agam i nól.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-24 10:09
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Páirc an Aifrinn
There is an enclosed field situated near the Punch-Bowl. It is called Páirc an Aifrinn. It is said that Mass used to be said there during the time of Cromwell. The people from the country-side used to attend Mass there. It is down in a hollow and so it was a great hiding-place for it would be unlikely to attract the attention of Cromwell’s soldiers and probably one of te friars from the abbey was hiding somewhere near the field. In the same district there is another lonely spot; it is a rock called ‘carraig an aifrinn’
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:08
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There is a fort one mile from my house. There is some bushes all round it. It is called Hearnsbrook fort. Lights are seen every night in it. One night a boy passed this fort and he saw fairies dancing in it. The boy was driving a cow to the next field. The fairies asked him to sell
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:06
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them the cow, but he would not. They told him that they would give him any money he would ask. The cow ran as fast as she could and the boy took a hold of her by the tail. The fairies took the cow of him and gave me no money.
Afterwards no one would pass the fort late in the evening.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:03
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some nice green fields surrounded by hedges and some nice chesnut, beach and ash trees. there's a rivulet running near our place which leads to a beautiful spring well which never run dry.
There is also a "Killahawn" in the next field to our house where unbaptised children were buried. There are thirty inhabitants in the village. The land is very fertile. There is plenty peat adjoining the village
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:00
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Nail is my townland. It is situated to the north side of the village of Killimor. Portumna is the nearest town to it. It is situated on a sort of a plateau.
There are
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:58
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Lisaniska is the name of my townland. Meaning the watery lios as there were many lioses and water in it. The public road divides the village into two parts, the eastern and western. The eastern part is twice as large as the western. There are about ten houses in Lisaniska four of them slated and the other six are thatched. there are about fifty people in it and farming is the chief occupation. They are all hard-working industrious people. The principal amusements are hurling in Summer. Dancing and card-playing in Winter.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-24 09:56
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the month of May. They usually bring a bottle of water home with them. Remarkable cures are heard after it. Tobar na Mobe? Means the well of the fleeces
There is a gap between two mountains called the Priest;s Leap. It is situated between kenmare and Glengariif. It is said that a priest leaped it while he was hiding from the Yoemen.
One day a priest was saying Madd up on one of the mountains outside Killarney. Suddenly a cock appeared a few yards away from him. It crew three times, and as the priest
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:53
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Lisdeligna is my townland. It is situated two miles from Killimor. There are about ten or twelve houses in it. Most of them are thatched. It has a population of about seventy people. There is a "Blessed Well" near called St. Brendan's Well
Some of the land is suitable for tillage.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:51
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people in it. There are fourteen houses, some thatched but the majority are slated. Their are five people over seventy in it. Namely Pat Killeen, Will Goode Ned Walsh Mrs Goode and Kate Walsh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:50
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The name of my townland is Derradda. It is a nice place to live in, though the land is very low. There are about six families living in it.
Derradda got its name from a long oak wood that was there in the time of Usher who owned a large part of the land. There are a few old people in it who can tell stories in English. There was one very old man who could tell stories in Irish and English. His name was Thomas Heagney. He died a year ago at the age of ninty.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:46
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The townland of Cloncona is situated in the parish of Killimor and in barony of Longford. There are nine families in Cloncona and there are fifty-two people in it. There are seven thatched houses and two slated. There are two two storey houses and seven one storey houses in Cloncona. The town land got its name from the number of small fields in it. There are six people over seventy years of age in it. Houses were numerous in olden times. There were four to every one now. A good many old houses are now in ruins. Many people emigrated to America in olden times but magarity were men. There is a bog in one part of it, the rest of it is high good fertile land.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-24 09:45
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The Penal Days
During the penal days a priest was saying Mass at a place called tobar na Mabc? Near Bradfert about three miles west of Tralee.
One day as he was saying Mass there, the British soldiers came on him unexpectedly. As they were coming he prepared to gather up all the Holy vessels and as they were about to capture him three golden sheep sprung up out of the ground. The soldiers stood in amazement looking at them and while they were looking at them the priest escaped, and the three golden sheep had disappeared and a well sprung up tere.
In the present day the peple do rounds especially during
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:42
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My townland of Kylemore. It is situated in the parish of Killimor and barony of Longford. It got its name from a big wood that was in it some years ago, but there is no trace of the wood now. The wood was cut down and the land tilled, but the land is not very good. There are fifteen families and eighty-four
duine anaithnid
2019-04-24 09:02
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Mass Field
Not far from the Duneand graveyard of Clopook is a place called the ‘Mass Field’, where the faithful were supposed to assemble for the celebration of the divine mysteries in the Penal days.
It is just situated behind the Dune of Luggacurren. The field belongs to Mr A Byrne. In another field at the side of Clopook Dune is a very remarkable big stone Liagán. This is about seven and a half feet high. It is of equal breadth. Some persons dug around it to see how much was sunk under the earth . they discovered as much under as over the earth ‘Cloch Liadán’
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 08:56
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home from the fair of Tinnehinch and one said to the other "Ar Cualaís aon trábh ar an tác san" "Cualas" arsan b'fear eile agus tá péint de im phócs agam. Lághimís laistig d'on gclaide ar siad. Dheineadar aínlaid agus d'iteador an paipear taé ar fad. Mhuise ar síad mas é sin an taé go bfuil an saoghal ag trácht air ní mór é. Others thought it it should be boiled for hours. At Xmas and Easter a large boiler was set beside the fire and the tea was stewed for hours. A bucket of milk, and ½ st of sugar was thrown in, and everyone took a wooden mug and went to the boiler as he needed it. Perhaps this is the reason that very old people even to the present day think that tea is no good unless it gets a good boil. I know a woman in the school district, and she always leaves the tea to boil strongly for about 10 minutes.
The table was placed against the wall, and when the meal was over it was raised up against the wall and used as a seat or couch. It was called a Settle Table. Several of such tables are still to be seen
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 08:52
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List of riddles I have heard locally.
No.1 As round as an apple, as flat as a pan, one side a woman and the other a man.
Answer: A Penny
No.2: Why does a hen pick a pot?
Answer: Because she cannot lick it.
No. 3: When did Moses sleep with fire in a bed?
Answer: When he slept with his forefathers.
No.4: Out of a roomful, you cannot take a spoonful.
Answer: Smoke
No.5: Why is the summer sun like a silver sixpence
Answer: Because it is a tanner.
No.6: As I went up a hill, I met my uncle Davy. I cut off his head and it left his body easy.
Answer: A head of cabbage.
7. Which is the white goose or the grey goose the gander?
Answer: Neither of them.
8. Why does a cow jump over the fence.
Answer: Because she cannot go under it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 08:50
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among the Ox Mountains. There are mountains all round about it and through it runs the main road from Tubbercurry to Dromore West. Two rivers flow through it also. One of those rivers is called Owen Aar which means the river of slaughter.
In the centre of the glen there stands out National School.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:59
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crushed the man in the bed. He went out and into the Coffin and he went away that did not frighten the man. The next night the man and the Coffin came in and the small man came out again and he went into the bed and he crushed the man again. The third night the Coffin came and the little man went into the bed and he started crushing the inside man. The man inside thought that there were needles going through him. The man said what is wrong with you. The other man said but for as soon as you said it I would kill you.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:54
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There was a man there long ago and he could not be frightened. He was put to an enchanted house for three nights. The first night when he went to bed a coffin came in and a small man came out of it. The man went into the bed and he crushed and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:52
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go to town and come home drunk and beat his wife and at last she said I can't stand this no longer and she left one day and went to the chapel and she went into the Confessional box and she stayed there, and some hour of the night she was much surprised to see a priest coming in the alter and he lighted two candles on the alter and he asked was there anyone to answer Mass. He got no answer and the woman told her parish priest the next day. The priest asked her would she come to night so the two of them stayed in the Confessional box, and they stayed there, and this priest came out of the sacristy and lit the candles. He asked was there anyone to answer Mass and the priest that was in the box answered him. He went up to the alter-rails and the priest was seen no more. Of course that priest received some money from some person in this life for a Mass and died without saying it or so it was thought.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:45
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There was a married couple and the husband used
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:44
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There was a farmer building a house one day. The masons were eating their dinner and a travelling man came into the house and he was talking to the masons. They gave the travelling man his dinner. When he had his dinner eaten he stood up and walked around the house and he told them that they should remove one of the walls that it was built down on a path. The men said it was a good way for a bacac to fill his belly and were only laughing at him. They built the house and when they had finished the house the people went living in it.
The first year they went living in the house their cattle and horses and all went against them and it was then they believed the man. They brought the priest and all did not do. They had to remove the house, and it was then they gave into the beggerman.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:38
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There was once a man and his wife and a child of about two years. One night the man was coming home from rambling when he saw a woman giving out the child to a man who was outside the window. When he came in he heard a child crying in the room. He told his wife to put down a big fire that he would burn the one that was in the room. He went back in the room and he saw a child like his own but he knew it was not his own. He told him he would burn him if he did not leave. The one in the bed turned into an old man who was nearly dying and he said he would go away. But the man of the house told him he would not let him go until the fairies would bring back his own child. Then the man saw someone bringing the child in the window and the other old man went away.
Bury rushes and when they rot the wart will be gone.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:32
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There was a man living near Knocknagashel and he had two hounds. One morning he went out hunting. He put out a hare. The dogs followed him until they came to a cabin and the dogs stood outside.
The man came and he went into the cabin and he saw a woman knitting. He asked her if a hare came in and she said no. The man came out and he went away. He came to a well and he took a drink. He sat down near the well. The dogs went after him. They followed him away until they came to a gap. One of them caught him by the leg. He went again from him. Then they came back. The dog that caught the hare came with his mouth opened. The man went away until he came to a house. The woman asked him if he would drink tea and he said he would. He said he wanted a drink for his dog. She said that a woman came to her for a cure for a sore shin. She said a dog bit her.
It was that woman that changed herself into a hare.
St [?]'s leaf - rub into a sore finger and it effects a cure.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:23
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There was a priest and his clerk going somewhere one night and as they were crossing a prothestant's land they were talking about the good land it was. The priest said what good was that when his father was in Hell, the protestant happened to be inside the ditch and he said he would not let him go until he would prove that his father was in Hell. The priest sent his clerk for the Mass book amd he started saying Mass. When he came to a certain part of the Mass he whistled. He read on and whistled again, and before he had the Mass finished he whistled again and in walked the man from Hell. The priest asked him where was he when he whistled the first time and he said he was coming out of Hell. He asked him where was he when he whistled the second time and the man said that he was coming in the gate. The priest then asked him where was he when he whistled the third time and the man said he was coming in the door. The protestant had to let the priest go away because he proved that the protestant's father was in Hell.
You should never rock a cradle in which there is no child.
You should never return salt when you borrow it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 04:19
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"Once bitten twice shy"
"A new brush sweeps clean"
"Time and tide wait on no man"
"When the wine is in the sense is out"
"The truth never choked a man"
"It is often a person's mouth broke his nose"
"It is difficult to cut wool off a goat"
"People meet but the hills and mountains do not meet"
"Hunger is a good sauce"
"A blind man is a bad judge of colours"
"What the car will not hear will not trouble the heart."
"A windy day is not a day for thatching"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 04:12
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"Command of hand is grand"
"Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day."
"A stitch in time saves nine"
"Speak correctly if you speak atall"
"If you want to make headway in life you must start on the lowest rung"
"Fortune favours efforts well begun."
"A good beginning is half the work"
"Honesty is the best policy"
"Never venture, never win"
"Honest labour beareth a lovely face"
"Judge nothing by appearances alone"
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you."
"Rise with the lark, with him to bed"
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"
"Together we stand united we fall."
"Lie with the lamb and rise with the bird"
"Go to bed in the dark, and rise with the lark"
"A friend in need is a friend indeed"
"There is no feast till a roast and no torment till marriage"
"One penny gets another"
"An empty sack doesn't stand"
"If the cap suits wear it"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:57
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a black thorn bush which was growing in the middle of the rath and his hand rotted off.
There is also a rath in Barnstown. There is an old crab-tree there and it is believed that an old shoemaker lived there long ago. Hammering is heard there and it is said that the old shoemaker is still working there.
There is another rath in Oldcourt and there is supposed to be money hidden in this rath. It is said that there is a lady minding it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:55
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Neighbors of the District who had grey hounds invited to go hare hunting while the dinner was being prepared. There was known to be a hare (in a Mountainous place) (which no hound could kill). One day they set out for this place.
They started up this hare. All the dogs but one failed to catch to her. There was an old little house an the side of the Mountain. The hare made straight for this. As she tried to get into this house through an old window, A black hound took a mouthful out of her. The dogs all gathered round the house but could not get in until the Priests and the other sportsmen
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:50
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There is a rath in front of Mrs Dick Murphy's on the Boola road. It is in the corner of Mr James Murphy's field. Years ago if people were rambling to the Boola they used often see a hen and chickens near the rath and nobody seemed to own them.
Mr. Tom Loughlin saw a Leiprechaun in it one time. He saw it when he was standing under a skeough on a wet evening. When he saw the Leiprechaun he thought to keep his eyes on him, but something attracted his attention and he took his eyes off. The Leiprechaun disappeared and he never saw it anymore.
The rath is circular in shape and is all covered in with briars. There is a ditch dividing it from the field. Trees are growing on the ditches around the rath. The owner of the field never ploughed it up, lest anything might happen. He didn't like to interfere with their playground. This rath is in view of another rath on Mrs Martin Kehoe's land.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:41
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from Tom Sullivan (71) Rooskey.
Tom does not know much about the destruction of the Old Church by Cromwell. He says that the large vault of the Adams family in the old graveyard was part of the old church and that the Adams family turned it into a burial vault
He also says that at one time the Catholics had Mass early in the Morning in
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2019-04-24 03:35
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There are four graveyards in Adamstown parish. Two are in New Bawn, one in Adamstown and one in Courthoyle. One in New Bawn is known as the Cloraun and the other the Church graveyard. St. Abbans is the name of the Adamstown graveyard. There is no name on the graveyard in Courthoyle. The one is Adamstown is in memory of St. Abban who is the patron Saint of the parish.
All the graveyards are still used. The Clouraun is round in shape. It is about a half-a-mile of the Church. Many people are buried there still. There is a Church near the Churchyard in New Bawn and one alongside of St Abban's in Adamstown. The Churchyards are level. Trees are not growing in St. Abban's but there are in the other three graveyards.
There is a big monument in St. Abban's Churchyard in memory of St. Abban. There are plenty of small wooden crosses in the four Churchyards. Some people have iron railings around their burial-places in Courthoyle and St. Abban's. There was a Holy Well in Adamstown and sope people washed clothes in it. It sprung up a little
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2019-04-24 03:35
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the Old Church, and the Protestants had their service later.
Minister McWhidd, once minister of Knockbride Church, lived in Tullylurkin where Tommy Dean now lives.
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2019-04-24 03:31
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from Tom Sullivan (71) Rooskey.
Tom does not know much about the destruction of the Old Church by Cromwell. He says that the large vault of the Adams family in the old graveyard was part of the old church and that the Adams family turned it into a burial vault.
He also says that at one time the Catholics had Mass early in the Morning in
duine anaithnid
2019-04-24 03:22
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Knockbride Church
Attack on Knockbride Church. Cromwell destroyed the thatched roof of Knockbride Old Church by firing cannon balls from the hill at Castletown on West Side of lake. About that time Catholics had mass in the morning & Protestants had services afterwards. He says a chest hidden in the lake between the graveyard & the long island i.e. the Perimeter. No one knows what is in it or why it is there.
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2019-04-24 03:18
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In Goldenstown or Donanore there is a high mound which is generally known as a moat.
In the middle of the moat there is hidden a golden table. On the table there is a crock of gold. Under the table there are three priests buried. There is supposed to be a large bull minding this gold.
A man in America one time dreamed that there was a crock of gold in this moat. The man's name was Mr. Cloney. He came home from America and started to dig a tunnel in the moat. The mark where he made the tunnel is still to be seen. One morning he came along with his spades and shovels, and started to dig again. He thought he heard a bull roaring and he ran for his life. He never went near the place any more.
It is also recorded that there was a castle there one time. A king and queen lived in it and they are supposed to have hidden their treasure there. This field is called the "Castlefield." The fairies are supposed to live in this moat.
The moat is situated on Mr. Whitney's land of Donanore Ballinaboola Wexford,
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2019-04-24 02:59
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One of the finest buildings in the Co. Wexford is the pinnacle of Carrigbyrne. It is a short distance from the rock of Carrigbyrne, and is situated in the townland of Carrigadaggin. The intention at first was to build it on the Rock of Carrigbyrne but the difficulty of getting the material to the top prevented its being erected there. It now stands on a height about 96 ft. above sea level.
A winding stairs leads to the top.
There are 121 steps and a 5 ft. ladder at the top. It is about 96 ft. high.
It was built to commemorate Major Browne-Clayton's victory in a war.
His place of residence was Ballyshannon House, situated a couple of miles therefrom, and now occupied by Mr. Jeffery. When the Major's family was in residence an orange coloured flag was flown from the top of this pinnacle. This flag floated from a 5 ft. pole.
It was always to be seen there
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2019-04-24 02:46
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In olden times people had three meals a day - breakfast, dinner and supper.
They had breakfast about 6 o'clock, dinner at 12 and supper at 6.
Breakfast mainly consisted of what is commonly yet known as "stirabout" and was made from yellow meal, maize or Indian corn, cooked on boiling water. It is also yet recognised as "Galatry."
When the season's permitted breakfast was partaken of before going to work, and at other times, it was taken to the workmen.
Dinner consisted mainly of potatoes, salt and milk. Little was known of meat, and when it was used it was always salt and meat of their own killing. On certain days, for instance "Black fast days," dinner consisted of gruel - a mixture of oatmeal or "cutlings" and boiling water flavoured with sugar or salt. Onions and leeks were used as vegetables and eaten raw. Watercress was also used when
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2019-04-24 02:32
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When smoke is seen going to the ground it is the sign of rain, when it goes up straight is the sign of fine weather.
To see a dog eating grass is the sign of bad weather.
When cement floors + walls get damp it is the sign that we are going to have bad weather.
A circle round the moon is a sign of dry weather and the moon on its back indicates bad weather.
To see a red sky in the evening is a sign of frost.
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2019-04-24 02:27
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"A rainbow in the morning,
Is the Sailor's warning,
A rainbow at night,
Is the Sailor's delight."
Red clouds in the west at sunset,
fortells fine weather, especially when a tinge of purple may be seen around the edges of them, but when they are yellow or copper-colour rain is approaching.
Nothing is more certain of coming wet weather than a halo around the moon.
When swallows fly high, fine weather may be expected, but when they fly low rain is almost certain to be near. When sea-gulls assemble in flocks on the land stormy and rainy weather is near at hand.
When soot falls from the chimney rain is approaching. Sheep lying down all day, and not grazing much, foretell fine weather, but if they are grazing all day rain may be expected.
A red sun in the morning is an indication of bad weather. The different tribes of wading birds always migrate before rain.
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2019-04-24 02:17
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carried out by members of the archaelogical society. The bones were i am told removed to Dublin.
Paddy MCart 16.3.38
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2019-04-24 02:17
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carried out by members of the archaelogical society. The bones were i am told removed to Dublin.
Paddy McCart 16.3.38
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2019-04-24 02:15
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A Cave.
On the left hand side of the road leading from Delvin to Mullingar at Renalagh is a cave. This cave was discovered a couple of years ago under the following circumstances. Some men were engaged working for Co Council widening the road. At this particular place as one of the men was driving his spade into the clay the spade disappeared.
On examination it was found the spade fell into some hollow or pit. which when this was further explored proved to be an underground room, about nine feet in diameter having a stone roof. covered on the outside with a sod apparently little higher than the surrounding pasture.
A local workman got in through an entrance which led to the room or cave by descending stone steps. Some bones were discovered within this cave, supposed to have been the remains of poor victims murdered there when returning with money made at Mullingar farms years long ago.
Nothing definite as to how long these bones rested there, or how they came to be there could be arrived at, although investigations were
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2019-04-24 02:14
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A Cave.
On the left hand side of the road leading from Delvin to Mullingar at Renalagh is a cave. This cave was discovered a couple of years ago under the following circumstances. Some men were engaged working for Co Council widening the road. At this particular place as one of the men was driving his spade into the clay the spade disappeared.
On examination it was found the spade fell into some hollow or pit. which when this was further explored proved to be an underground room, about nine feet in diameter having a stone roof. covered on the outside with a sod apparently little higher than the surrounding pasture.
A local workman got in through an entrance which led to the room or cave by descending stone steps. Some bones were discovered within this cave, supposed to have been the remains of poor victims murdered there when returning with money made at Mullingar farms years long ago.
Nothing definite as to how long these bones rested there, or how they came to be there could be arrived at, although investigators were
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2019-04-24 02:09
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They are laid, the good and gay.
Cold and silent sleep my mother.
Who kept humming all the day.
And beside her rests my father.
Calm his heart, once stout and brave,
Ah, like his, my heart is lying
In my Irish mother's grave.
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And my sisters all, and brothers,
Their bright faces too are gone.
Close beside their parents' ashes
They were buried one by one.
Oh, when death comes creeping o'er me
When no power my life can save.
May I lie with those who loved me
In my Irish mother's grave.
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2019-04-24 02:00
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My Irish Mother's Grave
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Far away from dear old Ireland
By the fire this Christmas night,
Sad and lonely, I am thinking,
Of the loved ones gay and bright,
Who in years gone by were laughing,
Like the sunlight on the wave,
Cold and silent now they're lying,
By my Irish mother's grave.
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All my loved ones now are sleeping,
On that far off Irish hill.
And the yew trees drear are keeping
Watch above them calm and still.
By that softly flowing river,
By the Boro's gentle wave.
Those fond hearts are stilled for ever.
In my Irish mother's grave.
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'Neath the shamrock, and the ivy,
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2019-04-24 01:40
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There is a turn to be found in every house in the country. There are but few churns in my district. Some of them are there since long ago and same of them are of new manufacture.
We have a churn at home. It is in the house since my grandmother died about twenty years ago. The churn is round and it is worked by the land. Butter is made by my mother once each week in winter and three times each week in summer.
Strangers who come in during churning help with the work because it is said that the person who did not help with the work is supposed to bring the butter with him.
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2019-04-24 01:38
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The dash churn is a tall one like barrel. It is wide at the bottom and gets narrow at the top. A log pole with a flat rounded board nailed on to the end of it is called the dash. It is put into the churn and a lid is placed on top of it. There is a hole in this lid and through this the handle of the dash comes out. The glass churn is like the machine but smaller and made of glass. It stands on a stand.
The milk gets light when the butter is made. Then it is taken up, the water is taken out and it is then salted. It is then ready to eat. When it is being sold it is done into shapes with patties.
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2019-04-24 01:36
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Churning is carried out in nearly all the Farmer's houses around my home district. Churning is very useful as creamery butter is very dare and the farmers do not like it as it is not salty.
We have a churn at home but we do not use it now. It is a machine churn. There are three kinds of churns, "machine", "dash", and "glass". The machine is a round one with an opening at the top covered with a id. Inside there are wooden wings like the propeller of an aeroplane. On the outside there is a hand and when twisted it drives the wingsand with the force of the wings beating against it, the milk gets sour and after sometime the butter forms on top.
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2019-04-24 01:32
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Q = An t-carbaillín.
R = ?
S = An phéistín.
T = An priocóid.
U An galún
V = ?
W = Brístín bréide.
X = An chros.
Y = An ghabhlógh.
Z = Na cora cama.
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2019-04-24 01:32
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mouths. Who eve gets them up wins them. Snap apple is played by hanging a cross from the roof on a long line. On each top of the cross one of these things are placed, soap, cork, apple, and peppered apple. The player's eyes are blind folded and their hands tired behind their backs. Then they twine on line on which the cross is, is spin around and the players try to catch the apple. It is great fun when they get the soap.
On St. Grigid's night the children go around from house to house with a doll dressed in white and they said "Bridgeod Bridgeod, dressed in white, give us a penny in honour of the night.
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2019-04-24 01:30
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in the country to drawn the shamrock (drinking). There are always concerts and ceilid hers on St. Patrick's night and it is no unusual sight on passing crossroads in the evening to see a dance taking place usually by a melodian or violin.
Hallow Eve is the first day of winter and it is an old saying that the fairies distray the taste of all the berries on that night. There is always a cake containing a ring, a button, a tin bag of gold, a pig, a tumble, a match, a rag etc. After tea the children play games such as dip and snap apple. Dip is played but putting a tub fill of water on the floor and dropping into it money, sweets, nuts, apples, etc. The players dive with their head and try to get them up in their
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2019-04-24 01:28
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A Local Ancient Story
Killough is a very ancient place. There is an ancient grave yard where there is supposed to be a Saint buried, also a moat which has caves inside, also an old castle. There is a short distance from Killough an arch way of an old bridge and from that bridge there is an under ground passage that leads out to the moat on the hill of Rathwire.
There was a fair held at Killough some years ago and one of the rivers were supposed to be a road by which the stage coaches travelled years ago.
A small bit from Killough there was an inn where they changed the stage coach horses. There was also about that inn, a robbers den. A house with a trap door and any person that travelled by coach that they thought wealthy was lured in there and not saw again. The ruins of this place still remains. St. Patrick is supposed to have passed through Killough, the impression of his feet is on a stone. There is also the ruins of a corn mill.
Ellen Fleeson 12/5/1938
Williamstown,
Caddagh,
Mullingar.
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2019-04-24 01:27
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There are always turkeys and plumb puddings for dinner on that day and sometimes wine for grown ups and lemonade or raspberry for the children. Every one stays at him on Christmas day.
St. Stephen's day is called mummers day because on that day boys dress up in disguise and go from house to house sining, dancing, and playing music. The people always give them money as they always are in good form around Christmas time. The boys go around in batches and the money gathered is divided between them.
St. Patrick's day is a great day for the Irish people. Mothers send shamrocks to their children who are in foreign lands and every one wear it on that day. It is a custom
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2019-04-24 01:24
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There are many festival customs carried out in the country on each fest of the year. A lot of them have been done away with but sit a greater amount of them remain.
On Christmas Eve every one clean his house and decorate it with holly, ivy and paper bunting. On their way to bed the children hand up their stockings over the fire-place or at the foot on their beds. During the night the mothers fill them with toys, sweets, books etc gifts which are always greeted with cries of wonder and delight.
On christmas day there are always cards of greetings and pared of gifts to be opened before dinner
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2019-04-24 01:20
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shoes." The old woman said "That is not what I meant you to do at all. I meant you to keep your shoes polished every day. You have no head nor you never will be any good. I left it to yourself to understand that. She came to the second and asked her did she do what she was told. She said she did. She had all the jugs the pots and buckets and the tubs full. The isn't what I meant you to do at all said the old woman. I meant you to give all the rinsings to a big and never throw them out any. Then when she would have the pig fat to kill it and hang it in the chimney. She said the same thing to that girl. No one knew what she said to the third girl.
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2019-04-24 01:18
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Martin Tom Jack was from Clare and was a traveling woman. She had charms and she could bring butter and do any other things. She was married and had three daughters but her husband died. The daughters were married and she came to visit them in turn. She said tot he first daughter when she was going, "Have a new pair of shoes every day for year and one day." To the second she said, "keep all the rinsing that you will have in the chimney." She told the third to do something but no one knew it only their selves. When the year had rolled over the old woman came to visit them. She came to the fist woman and asked her had she the knew shoes every day.
So she said I have my husband robbed buying