Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 325449 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2020-01-22 01:34
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The parish of (?) & Moynoe contains one churchyard in the townland of Moynoe. Some very old slabs are to be found there but the writing thereon is illegible from (?) weather. It was called St. (?) Hill but outside the boundary walls is the ruins of an old church called after the same Saint stand inside. The bell does not possess any medical properties. The church was used for worship before before the present one in (?) was built. The bodies of unbaptized children are not buried there bit in (?) of which there are 5 or 6 in the entire parish.
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2020-01-22 00:32
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county Roscommon. After some years he married Darerca who had migrated from Irluchair, in Kerry and had settled along the western bank of the Suck in that very district.
Ciaran was baptized by the deacon Justus at Fuerty in the year A.D.512 which we are told was the year of the saint's birth. He received his early education from the same holy man and later he went to the great School of Clonard. There he was loved both by his master Finnian and by all his companions.
At length the time came for Ciaran to leave Clonard. He then went to Aran where he stayed with St. Enda.
After leaving Aran St. Ciaran paid a short visit to St. Senan of Scattery Island in the Lower Shannon. he then went northwards and founded a church at a place called Isell Ciaran.
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2020-01-22 00:30
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St. Ciaran
St. Ciaran is the patron saint of Fuerty. His father, Beoit, was a carpenter, and his mother Darerca was a daughter of the race that gave its name to the county Kerry. Beoit lived at Larne in Antrim, but being much harassed by Ainmire, king of the district, he migrated to the province of Connaught, and settled at a place called Rath Crimthann, near Fuerty, in the
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2020-01-22 00:26
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Going further south by the bank of the river he came to Ard Tiprait, the Hight of the Spring. There he founded the famous monastery of Clonmacnoise on Saturday, 23rd of January in the year A.D. 566. When Ciaran was planting the first post to mark out the site of Clonmacnoise, Diarmaid Mac Cearbhaill helped the saint with his own hands to fix the post in the earth. "Though your companions to-day are few", said Ciaran, "to-morrow thou shalt be High King of Erin." This prophecy, like many others, was fulfilled, and after some time Diarmaid Mac Cearbhaill became High King of Ireland.
St. Ciaran continued to live in the monastery that was becoming famous for its holiness and learning.
At a later date when St. Ciaran and King Diarmaid had long gone
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2020-01-22 00:11
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To cure warts get nine stones and point each stone at the wart in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and then put the stone in a little purse. Go to meet a funeral and get outside the ditch and when the coffin passes throw out the purse and say " all my warts go with you" and anyone who picks up the purse gets covered with warts. And its only then that the warts wither away.

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

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

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

Fever | Fever stricken patients were
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2020-01-21 19:06
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The Swan builds builds her nest in a bog along a lake, she lays fourtheen or fiftheen eggs, and she hatches for a month.
The Crow builds her nest in the top op a high tree, she lays seven or eight eggs, and she hatches for two weeks. It is said it was the magpie that showed the crow, how to build her nest, the crow didnt know how to build its nest, and she went to the magpie to show her how, and when the had it built all but to roof it, the fell out, and the magpie left her and the crow never got a roof on her nest.
The Wag-tail builds her nest in a bog, she lays two eggs, and she hatches for two weeks.
The Wild-geese build their nests in a big bog, she lays about twelve eggs, and they hatch for a month.
The Snipe builds its nest in a meadow, and she lays five eggs, and she hatches for two weeks.
The lark builds its in a meadow, she lays six eggs, and she hatches for two weeks.
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Nests. The cuckoo builds no nest she lays her egg, and puts it in another birds nest, the other bird hatches the egg along with her own eggs. When the young Cuckoo comes out, the bird feeds it, and when it is getting big in they nest, it throws the other birds out of the nest, and when its able to fly, it goes to Africa after the big bird. The Corncrake builds her nest in the meadows, she bulds the nest with moss, she lays about twelve eggs, and when the young ones come out, the follow the hen.
The Pheasant builds its nest in big woods, she lays twelve or more eggs.
The Partridge builds her nest in grassy fields along the fence, she lays from eight to ten eggs, she hatches for about two weeks.
The Swallow builds her nest under the eve of a house, she lays five eggs, she hatches for ten days.
The Water-hen builds her nest along a river, she lays elever or twelve eggs, she hatches for two weeks.
The Wild-duck, builds her nest around the lakes she lays fourtheen eggs, and she hatches for three weeks.
The crane builds its nest in a wood on the top of a high tree, she lays about ten eggs, she hatches for three weeks.
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given to birds to make them sing.
Mugwort
Mugwort is strong enough to intoxicate people. It is an old saying, If a footman put mugwort in his boots in the morning he may go 40 miles before noon and not be weary.
Bluebells
Bluebell bulbs will yield starch and was used for such in olden times it also makes a marvellous paste for books and is a known remedy for bald heads for producing hair or for beardless men.
Dandelion with Globe of down
The Schoolboys clock in everytown-
It is also called Shepherd's clock
since the blossoms open and close at regular hours, and it tells when rain is near when the down flies off stem on a calm day.
Nettles boiled are a splendid tonic for the blood, and feed for pigs and ducks.
Fleabane
Fleabane laid on bites or stings cures them and keeps down the swelling
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Wild Birds. The Cuckoo, Corncrake, Pheasant, Partridge, Swallow, Water-hen, Wild-ducks, Crane, Swan, Crow, Wag-tail, Wild geese, Snipe, Lark.
The Cuckoo, goes to Africa. The Corncrake, also to Africa. The Swallows go to Abyssinia. It is said the Wag-tails migrate in the summer.
Signs It is said that the Swallows fly high, that it is the sign of good weather, and when they fly low it is the sign of rain,
When the Corncrake is continually singing it is the sign of wet weather.
When the Crow is late going to its rook it is the sign of rain.
When the wild geese, comes to the lakes it is the sign of storm.
When the swans change to another place in the lake, the wind is going to change.
When the Wag-tails is on the house top, it is the sign of good weather.
When the Snipe is heard high in the sky in the evening, it is the sign of good weather.
When the Partridge is calling in the evening, it is generally going to be rain.
When the Cuckoo sings on a bare torn sell your cow, and buy corn.
When the Cuckoo, Corncrake and swallow comes early it is the sign of a good season.
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2020-01-21 18:30
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Long ago the people had a much different diet to what the present day people have. The old people worked very hard and had but three meals a day. Their food consisted of oat-meal bread, potatoes, and butter milk and also porridge and their drink consisted of butter milk and sowans. Long ago the people would have an hour's work done before their braekfast. For their braekfast they would have porridge and butter milk. For their dinner they had potatoes, salt, and milk. For their supper they had potatoes. During the hot weather their drink consisted of sowans which were made from oat-meal and seeds. Bacon and meat was not used then. They used wooden vesils called noggins. Tea was at that time.
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Bollie fellow. My rattlin gossin. My hardie lassie. Its like more frost
My thundering man. Thats a great day
My tight slip. My thumping fellow
Thats a drawky day. You are a great chap no Good chap. doubt
Its is like a sup of rain. Me sound girl
Thats a soft day. How are you doing
'Well me hardie kicker. you are full of the grog
Thats a damp day
My (d) smashing fellow
Me thundering youth
Me toppin chap
Thats a stormy day
Full as I am and as bad as I am and as bad as I am, I am better than you as bad as I am.
so now come on
The hard man
Hello there
Bollie girl
Dandy man. Anything strange
My bollie boy. Its a rippin day
My nice wee gentle man. Anything new
Tattern Lassie, How do
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2020-01-21 18:06
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mbead rud éigin ar siubhal ar an Ráith sin agus go mbéádh na h-Eireannaigh ann. Chuaidh sé agus a chuid fhear agus do mharbhuigeadar gach duinne a tháinig ann gan truagh acu d'aoinne. Le go gcuirfead an t-ainm sin in iul d cách gur ainm nua atá ann, tá an Ráth sin chómh sean leis na clocha. Tá cupla uaigh le feiscint fé lathair gar do'n ait sin. Sa mbliadhan 1856 rinneadh tochailt measg na Ráth agus na gCnoicín ar an gCurrach.
Maidir le "Rath na Croiche" séárd a bhí ann na lanna iarrainn a raibh cabhail cheanrógach air. Fiacal mór capaill a friteadh sé troigte síos faoín dtalamh ins an gceanntar ceadhna agus in a theannta sin go leór piosa iarrainn fuaireadh freisin bonn airgid edgar tuairim agus troigh sios fé'n gcré i lár an dúin, agus deirtear gurbh ait comhnuighthe an taoisig an dun sin.
Ingar do'n áit frítheadh carn dubh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is fearr rith máith na droch sheasamh
Níl iseal no uasail ach tíos seal agus thuas seal
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:48
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Tá an cat fiadhain cor a bhéith comh mór leis an cath baile agus dath brocach air. Grníonn sé a comhnuidhe ins na speannncacha no ináit a bhfuil mórán beanna. Bíonn sé beó ar na h-éanacha fiadhaine a mharbhuigeann sé.
Gníonn sé a nead astaigh faoi chloic ins na beanna agus bhéarfadh sé droch-bhail ar an té a thabharfad iarraidh an nead sin a mhilleadh. Is furust an cath fiadhain a aithne or tá sgreadh fiadhain aige.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:39
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
" Ná bíodh sin lé rádh agat adeir Loinnir ó thárla gur agatsa a tá fios ceard theastuigheas uaithe sgríobh síos ar píosa paipéir dhom-sa é agus gabhfaidh mise ina bhaile mhóir ina choinne.
Sgríobh sé síos chuile rud dá raibh a' taisteáil uaite ó bárr an chrainn bháirr go dtí an ceann deire agus go dtí barr an cead t-seoil. Cuaidh Loinnir is'teac cun an baile móir. Bhí ainm ar cuile rud a bhí ag teastail uaidh ar páipéar aige a sgríobh Drúcht Uaine an [oidhche?] dhó Ní raibh sé fiafraige d'aon fhear céard é luac aon rud dhá raibh ag taisteáil uaidh nó go raibh siad cruinn i gcarnán tratnóna aige.
Bhuail sé ar a gualainn iad
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:39
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Once upon a time, there lived in Brasby's lane in Killarney a poor cobbler who was a very bad looking man. He was so bad looking that you wouldn't know him from a corpse.
This poor man had a cousin a waiter in the railway hotel. In the Summer season, this waiter happened to hear some French gentlemen saying that they never saw an Irish wake and would give any money to see one; so he said to himself "I will be able to help my fried the poor cobbler now, by telling him to pretend to be dead and that he would leave the gentlemen know that there was a poor man dead who would require some help to bury him.
So all the neighbours gathered into the poor cobbler's house and laid him out on a table, and when all was ready the waiter gave word to the gentlemen to go to see the wake. They also gave some money to bury the man & when the gentlemen came to the wake -house, all the old women began to cry our loudly over the corpse.
One of the gentlemen remarked
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:36
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Capógach
Fleagh
Culfáig
Lus na Coille
Reitneach Mhadaid Ruaidh
Luibh Chleite
Éiceannach
Feamhnach
Duilleasg
Fraoch
Luinbhear
Neoinín
Cóta na Cuaiche
Cairrgín
CIABH
Seamuigh Caoráin
Bun Ruibear
Crathair
Gar Searbhán
Reitneach Mór
Rideógach
Díolar
Duilleamán
Feamnach Mhuire
Seamuir
Mearacán Sidhe
Fiastileach
Lus Balla
Díos
FEARBAN
Samharcán
Bufflán Buidhe
Bhíolar
Reitneach
Eadhain
Luibh a Leagar
Luibh Fraochóga Dubha
Siabach
Caonach
Síolastrach
Feoitrín
Bo Muc
Aiste Fiadhain
Feanán
CANACH A t-SLÉIBE
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:30
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
One time there was a man named Pat and he had a son named John. When John grew up he left his father and went away to earn a living. After a few days travelling John came to a house knocked at the door and it was opened to him by an old woman. When the old woman saw him she took pity on him and begged him to leave because it was robbers that lived there and they
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:29
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Cuileann
Crann Giús
Crann Caal
Saileóg Dhubh
Éiteannac
Crann Sgáigh(?)
Crann Péine
Crann Ubhaill
Droighean
Crann Sgiteach
Crann Leamhain
Crann Dara
Crann Caoraigh Dearga
Crainn Spineóige
Crann Risinní Dubha
Crann Tromáin
Crann Cré
Bacán Bearrdí
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:25
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
As round as an apple, as plump as a ball. Can climb the church over steeple and all.
(Answer):- The sun.
Riddle, riddle my fathers fiddle,
Alive in both ends and dead in the middle.
(Answer):- Aman ploughing.
A flock of white sheep upon a red hill, here they go, there to go now they stand still
(Answer):- Teeth in your gums.
Four Mary Anders.
Two sticky standers.
Two glass eyes, and a wiper.
(Answer):- A Cow.
What goes round the wood, and round the wood, and never gets into the wood.
(Answer):- Bark of a tree.
Why is the sun like a good loaf?
(Answer):- Because its light when it rises.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:21
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
I have a grey goose and she's of a great price,
And those who go with her have need to be wise.
She has feet in her body,
And walks upon none,
And goes far from her dwelling.
And seldom comes home.
(Answer):- A ship
He comes in on a person's back,
And goes out as fine as silk.
(Answer):- Turf.
Big bellied mother,
Little bellied father,
Three little children, no size at all.
(Answer):- A hole.
What is always behind time.
(Answer):- The back of a clock.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:18
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Whats the biggest part of a cow in the wood
(Answer):- Her low.
Little red nancy sits in the wall eats nothing, but drinks all.
(Answer):- A lamp.
There's a little thing, it has a head but never moves.
(Answer):- A pin
I went out between two woods, and came in between two waters.
(Answer):- A woman with two pails of water.
King O Rock he build a ship,
An on that rock, his daughter sits,
An his daughters name.
I'm ashamed to tell,
An thats three times
I have told her name.
(Answer):- Ann is her name.
What is ti that picks the pot, but can't lick it.
(Answer):- A hen.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:14
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
A cat has its claws at the end of its paws and a comma is a pause (paws) at the end of a clause.
The beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end and the end of every place.
(Answer):- The letter E.
Megg megg inside the wall, and megg megg outside the wall, and megg megg inside the wall, never goes near megg outside the wall.
(Answer):- A nettle.
What buss has found room for the most people?
(Answer):- Columbus.
What tree is liked in Summer.
(Answer):- The beech.
As I looked out through my Grandfathers window I saw twenty five devils tearing up the ground?
(Answer):- A harrow.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:09
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Sore mouth
Put a gander's bill in the person's mouth on Monday and Wednesday and again on the following Monday, and the soreness will be
gone.
Ringworm
The ringworm cure is in possession of the seventh son.
Sore mouth
This can be cured by a person who never saw his father.
A sprain
A spraining thread got from a weaver.
Sore eyes
A plant called buachaill a' tighe which grows on the barges of houses.
Pain in ear
A little olive oil on cotton or wool.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:09
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
siubhalta aca nuair a casadh crann reamhar sleamhain dóib "Dá mbeadh sé sin againn adeir Drúcht Uaine deanfhadh sé cille dhi"
Pébí fáisgead a thug sé do'n chéad chrann thug sé ní ba mó ná sin do'n dára ceann is cuir sé an dá crann treasna ar a chéile Ní achar fada bhí siubhalta acha nuair a casadh cránn daraige doibh.. "Dá mbeadh sé sin againn adeir Drúcht Uaine deanfhadh sé postaí dhi.
Trí cinn bhí ar lár aca tratnóna an [ball?] an posta agus an cille. Lá agus bliain ón lá sin bhí soithín breag deas déanta aca Támuid comh dona anois is bí muid aríamh adeir Drúcht Uaine Níl aon gleas seóil againn
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:05
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Water dogs are seen along by banks of rivers or lakes. They are smaller than an ordinary dog. They have very short feet and their hair is very curly and smooth. If they caught a hold of your leg they would not let it go until they would break it. Their skin is very useful for furs. One of them was seen going from one lake to another herself and her pups.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 21:02
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
One night a girl was coming from visiting. She was crossing a high steps outside which there was a drain. She was crossing the drain when she heard terrible rattling. She looked behind her and the thing rattled furiously. She went another bit and looked behind her again. This time a white thing jumped up on the wall and disappeared. The white thing was like a white stone to her. She never saw the fairy thing again although she passed that way afterwards.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 20:43
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
agat" adeir Loinnir "Bhainfheadh mise an tádhmuid dhuit
Chaitheadar an oidhche sin níos comportaighe ná chaithidís í, agus ar maidin lár na bhárach cuadar amach ina coille arís. Is beag bhí siubhalta den coill aca nuair a casadh cránn mór daraighe dóib. "Dhá mbeadh sé sin againn"adier Drúcht Uaine, "deanfhadh sé ball den t-soitheach.
Cuir Loinnir barróg ar an gcrann agus an cead crathadh a bhain sé as thug sé seacht n-iomaire is seacht n-achra lé freamracha an crainn. Agus cuir se an [fad?] eile thar chúl a chínn é. Muise agaidh do saogail is do sláinte cugad adeir Drúcht Uaine is breágh an spreagadh atá ionnat. Is gearr eile bhí
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 20:23
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
"Shílfeá, a dhreatháir" adeir Loinnir " go bfuil cosmhalacht bróin anocht ort?"
"Tá" adeir Drúcht Uaine
"Feictear dom gur aistea an rud ag beirt de chloinn Ríogh mar muide a bheith istigh i gcoill mar seo agus gan a fhios againn cé'n chaoí a dtiocfhadh cogadh nó [osadh?] orainn gan curacháinín snámha againn a thiubhradh ar an bhfairrge mhóir muid "Cén ghoir atá againn ar a leitheidh sin fhághain adeir Loinnir Tá mise i mo duine deaslámhach" adier Drúcht Uaine "Dá bhfagháinn an tádhmuid bainnte"
"Ná bíodh sin lé rádh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 20:15
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Cures 35
Fairies 37
Strange dog 39
Water dog 39
Strange animal 42
Water horse 44
Penal days 46
Mass Rock at Simmons's 48
Seán na Sagart 50
Meeting a pig 53
Weddings and Strawboys 54
Man dressed in white 56
Bridegroom dies at chapel door 58
Denis Brown's Castle 60
Big Snow of 1917 62
The drag 64
Selling animals at forts 66
Snow of 1917 68
Bean Sidhe 70
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 20:12
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a man named OMalley ploughing our near Coushlough. The plough struck a little barrel of gold. The horses frightened and ran around the field. He threw a roap beside the barrel so that he would know the place when he would come back again after catching the horse. Then he followed the horses and when he came back there were a thousand bits of ropes where he let the one, and he could not find any barrel after that.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 20:09
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
What goes round the house round the house and carries its puddings after it.
A hen and her chickens.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 20:08
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Four standars, four sallymanders two crookeds two lugets and a wheel about.
A cow.
It goes under the water and over the water and doesn't touch the water.
The moon.
As round as an apple as deep as a cup and all the king's horses could not pull it up.
Answer a well.
The more you take out of it the bigger it gets.
Answer a well.
Constantinople is a very big word and if you cannot spell it you are a very big dunce.
Answer it.
Why does a cow look over the wall.
Because she cannot look under the wall.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 20:05
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The was a heap of soil in a field one time which everybody was afraid to stir. After a while a few lads said they would see what was under the heap. They were just to root it up when a thing with hoofs and horns like the devil ran out and went into a pile of bushes. The lads became afraid and ran home. It is said it went into another field after that. No one ever went near the heap since. Lights are there on dark nights. This head is situated in James Lally's field.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 20:00
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
One night about twelve o'clock a man went for his mare to Liscarney hill. The mare was beside a sheep pen. Just when he was putting bridle on her he heard a few shouts. He turned around and to his great surprise he saw a little man behind him dressed in white. He went on horseback as quickly as he could but the little man kept with him all the time. When the fairy came to a small bothrin he suddenly disappa red.Light are often seen there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 19:57
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
toradh cráinn cruinnighthe ag Loinnir ó mhaidin fuaireadar dhá bhlocán agus annsin agus d'ionnsuigheadar ag briseadh agus ag pléasgadh cnothainí. Chaitheadar an oidhche chómh compóirteach agus déadadar é agus ar maidin lá ar na bhárach fuair gach aon duine acu máilín agus chuaidh siad ag piocadh go tráthnóna Chuireadar lá agus blian isteach ar an obair sin Nuair a bhí lá agus bliain istigh acu bhí Drúcht Uaithne istigh tráthnóna i dtosach air Loinnir. Bhí sé i na shuidhe ar bhlocán i leath-taobh. Bhí bos faoi na leath-ceann aige nuair a tháinic Loinnir isteach
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 19:14
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
He found himself on Slievenamon,
While sleeping down the mountain side
Gurgled a torrent one yard wide
"Here am I" thought he, tis quite plain
"But thanks I'm not away in Spain.
"Twill be my care no more to rove
At midnight hour by effin grove -
"But hark I must tell Mary Jane,"
Quote he and took the Road for Frayne.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 19:12
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A Sisters Love: Scene between Tasso and his Sister: After the poet's liberation from Prison.
It was a roseate cerulean sky from which the warm day-god in the south west, with his golden head bending. Still westward, beamed on an Eden like landscape in beautious Italy. On the stoup of a handsome villa overhung by orange and olive trees, and round which trailed the clinging grape-wine, sat a lady book in hand reading aloud to an eager group of listening youngsters. The lady raised her eyes on a time from the book, and fixed them on the distant figure of an old man that slowly, and as it seemed laboriously, approached. At length he arrived, and both gazed intently on each other: at last the old man spoke - "And am I then so changed that you, too, seem not to know, or have forgotten the aged, worn out, injured man come here from to-die.
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2020-01-20 19:04
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There is a fort in Clonskill. Some years ago Tommie Heneghan built a rick of hay in the fort. A few days afterwards he got ill and he had to go to bed. He left the rick there because it was too much to take it away. When the doctor came he did not know what was wrong with him and he died a few days after. After a while the people guessed why he died.
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2020-01-20 19:00
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One night a man was just going up to bed. He quenched the candle and left it on the window. The candle lit again and the man jumped out to quench it. No sooner had he it quenched then it lit again. He was blowing it for a half-hour and it would not quench. Then he jumped into bed when he could not quench the light. He was about five minutes in bed when he heard a great noise in the kitchen. Two men came up the room door with a coffin between. Then they went down again and the man jumped out of bed and took the lid of the coffin and looked into it. There
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2020-01-20 18:56
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was a man in it and he was dead. He had a big long whisker down to his toes.
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2020-01-20 18:55
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There was a man one time and he was going to Aughagower ploughing. When he was going round the turn under Noonan's he got a belt lost on the road. He came off the horse and he put the belt in the wall until he was coming home. He came off the horse when he was coming home to get the belt and when he reached his hand for the belt a man's voice said to him "don't touch that belt". Then the man looked to see who was talking and he could see nobody. He went up again on the horse. The horse started to run and the
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2020-01-20 18:54
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kinds of churns used for making butter such as the 'round' barrel and the 'end over end' barrel.
If people came in while they were making the butter, they should always help in the making of the butter because it was said they would carry away the good of the butter if they did not.
There is a little glass window about the size of a penny in the barrel and that tells when the butter is made because the glass becomes quite clear. The grains are heard falling inside the barrel and this also tells when the butter is made.
Some people pour water into the barrel when the butter begins to separate from the milk and it is supposed to make the butter very strong.
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2020-01-20 18:51
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man could not keep him back from running. When the horse was about an hour at home he took a pain and died.
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2020-01-20 18:50
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In the townland of Lahardone there are three sub-towns namely Ashfield, Garrew and Ballyballinan.
In the townland of Ashfield thre are only two houses Thomas Roses 6 people James Reidy's 4 people.
In the sub-townland of Ballyballinan there are three houses Nolans' 5 people Boyle's 9 people and Hollands 12 people.
In the sub-townland of Garrew there are three houses - Pat Morans, 9 people James Morans 2 people and Niland's 5 people.
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2020-01-20 18:50
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in full view of the village. There is a rock which is situated about three or four yards away from it and people call it "Carrag na Marbh" because it was supposed that there was an old monastery situated beside it and those that passed with a corpse always placed it on this rock and went into the monastery to pray.
This is an old story told by the people of to-day.
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2020-01-20 18:48
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In olden times people churned on a Monday or on days marked out by the people. There were several
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2020-01-20 18:46
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There is a fort about a quarter of a mile from our house and there is a ring of stones all around it and briars growing inside the fort. This fort is South of our house. A man called James Hoban took most of the stones that were around the fort and brought them to his own house to build a cart-shed. But shortly after taking the stones his son got unwell, and the cart house was never built. The stones are still there in a heap a bit above the house.
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2020-01-20 18:46
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were paid in money and sometimes in goods. If the farmers had not the money the landlord would take the goods instead.
The landlord that was over Clouncuggar was Miss MacCarthy.
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2020-01-20 18:45
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In ancient times roads were not as plentiful as they are now. The remains of some of the old roads are still to be seen but they are nothing to compare with the roads of to-day. Some of these have names such as the "Board of Works" which leads to Barna, Caheragh, Drimoleague.
On the top of Drimoleague is a rock which is
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2020-01-20 18:43
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Some years ago a girl was coming from visiting. She was coming out a gap and what ran out before her but a small woman with a white handkerchief on her head. The little woman kept going on before her until she came to a small road and she suddenly disappeared.
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2020-01-20 18:43
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Our local landlord was Henry Newman. He was looked upon as one of the worst of the landlords. He used to put the poor people out of their homes if they did not pay the rent.
The evicted people used go around travelling seeking for food and shelter.
The landlord divided the land and if the tenants did not pay their rents he would evict them.
Sometimes the tithes
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2020-01-20 18:40
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a very bad man.
Mr. Ronayne was the landlord over Moulnaskeha, Drimoleague.
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2020-01-20 18:39
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Sixpence is called a "tanner"
A Shilling is called a "bob"
A threepenny bit is called a "[?] Eye"
A Pound is called a "quid"
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2020-01-20 18:38
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The local landlord was Miss MacCarthy and she lived in Skibbereen. Her father was called Mr. McCarthy Downey. He was a very kind man but Miss MacCarthy was not so good. Evictions were carried out and tithes were collected.
Bruce Levis was the landlord over Gortromagh, Drimoleague and he lived at Smorane, Skibbereen.
Mr. Newman was the landlord over Killeenleigh, Drimoleague and he lived at Betsboro, Skibbereen. He was
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2020-01-20 18:34
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Shops were not common in olden times. The people used go to the nearest town to make purchases. The people used do a lot of business after mass. Tea, sugar, butter, bread and a lot of other household goods were sold after mass.
Goods were sometimes bartered. Labour was given in exchange for goods and to pay rent. "Boot" meant that money was given with one of the goods being exchanged.
"Tick" meant that people used not pay for the goods bought, but promised to pay. "Cant" was another name for an auction and this name was very common long ago.
There were no markets in this district. The people used to take the butter to Cork City.
"Fourpence" was called a "groat"
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2020-01-20 18:31
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Come tell me ladies if you can, who is this highly favoured man. Although he has married many a wife, he still lives single all his life.
A priest.
I have no head, a tail I lack,
But often times, arms, legs and back.
I visit the palace, the tavern, and the cot,
'Tis a beggarly residence where I am not.
And if the monarch was there, I'll tell you no fable
I still would be placed at the head of the table.
A chair.
Little red Nancy sitting in the corner, she eats all she gets, but she drinks none at all.
A fire.
Twenty feet went out a gap,
Twenty more followed that.
Then came the farmer and his dog,
How many legs went out the gap.
Two (the farmer's).
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2020-01-20 18:26
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Headed like a thimble, tailed like a rat you may guess for ever but you couldn't guess that.
A pipe.
Round the house and round the house and at night sleeps in the corner.
A clutch of chickens.
What walks with its head down.
Nails in your boots.
I went up the road I went down the road and I took the road on my back.
A ladder.
I have a little house and a mouse wouldn't fit in it, and all the men in ireland couldn't count all the windows in it.
A thimble.
A roomful a roomful and can't catch a spoonful.
Smoke.
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2020-01-20 18:22
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In olden times there lived in Scramogue, a man by the name of Sean O'Neill. One day he went to the priest's house and when he saw nobody about he stole a pot. A few days after he went to confession to the same priest and he told him he stole a pot. "Now my good lad" said the priest "you must give it up to its owner." "Well", said the boy, "will you take it father." "No" said the priest, "give it to its owner." "Well", said the boy, "I am after offering it to him now and he would not take it."
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2020-01-20 18:17
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a ainm aus a shloinneadh a bhaint dhí.
"Sin geas nach bfuil orm adeir an Gaisgidheach óráilte. "Sé an tainm atá ormsa Drúcht Uaithne mac Rí Lochlann an áit ar tháinic cogadh agus [osadh?] ar mo athair agus marbhuigheadh é fhéin agus gach a raibh sa ríoghacht ar fad, ach mise agus tá mise ag tabhairt na coillte dhom fhéin.
Is maith mar thárla adeir Loinnir. Sé an tainm atá ormsa Loinnir Mhac Leabhair mac árd-Rí an domhain na [Nua?]-Sgiathach a dtáinic cogadh agus [osadh?] ar mo athair fhéin agus ar (marbhuigadh) marbhuigheadh é fhéin agus gach a raibh san
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2020-01-20 18:09
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An Irish man who was touring America, met a yankie-man who brought him about to show him the wonders of the country.
The yank showed him a very high building and a great tall tree in one of the parks. "Now" said the American "you have nothing as large as these, to boast about in Ireland."
"Well," retorted the Irish man, "we have a four-mile house and a two-mile bush in County Roscommon alone.
The yankie next showed the Irishman an egg in a museum which weighed two Lbs.
"Well now you surely could not beat that in Ireland" said the yank. "Indeed we could," said the Irishman. "How could you"" inquired the American.
"With an egg beater" said the Irishman.
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2020-01-20 18:04
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An old man called at a country house one night, and asked for a night's lodging. The people of the house told him, he could come inside, if he wished, but that they had no bed to spare. He did so. Later on when the boys of the house were preparing to go to bed, they let down the settlebed and when they were shaking up the bed three feathers flew out, and the old man got up and placed them along one after another on the floor and lay down on them.
Next morning when he got up he stretched himself and said, "Oh, Dear me" God help you boys that have to lie on so many of them so long I'm sore after only three of them.
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2020-01-20 17:47
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During the struggle for freedom in Ireland, a party of volunteers were ordered to march ten miles to take part in an ambush. Having finished the march the captain said "we should have gone the other direction, we have made a mistake. If any man thinks he cannot do it let him take three paces forward." They all stepped forward except one. The captain asked him his name "Murphy sir" he said, "Well Murphy, you are a credit to the volunteers. Out of the whole company you are the only one who can walk back." "Me walk back, I can't walk the three paces forward."
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2020-01-20 17:43
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Many years ago a highway man by the name of O'Hara was hung in Roscommon. As his last request he asked was there any man there from Killtrusten. They denied it and he said "Where the four walls meet on Cragga Hill my hoard is buried" It is told that the hoard consists of a foal's skin of gold.
Many attempts have been made to unearth it but no one has ever succeeded, for it is found that there are many places where four walls meet on Cragga Hill.
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2020-01-20 17:40
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Long ago there lived a very poor farmer named Feehily from near Elphin. He was always dreaming of crocks of gold being hidden about the place.
One day while he was working in the field he caught a leprechaun and threatened his life if he did not tell him where the hidden treasure was. The leprechaun tried many tricks to escape but all of no use.
After a long time he brought him to a big stone in the middle of his own field and showed him where the treasure was hidden. The farmer dug and dug and at long last he found the crock of gold and lived to be a rich man ever after.
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2020-01-20 17:37
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In an old fort bordering Thomas Lyon's house in Culliagh there is supposed to be a pan of gold locked there since the time of the Danes.
A man named Charles Morahan who is dead years spent many a weary day digging for it but it was in vain.
Lights have been seen in the Heavens over it, they are of different colours at certain times of the year.
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2020-01-20 17:28
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Lisonuffy church were made in Kiltrustan in the thirteenth century.
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2020-01-20 17:26
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The history of Muckinagh was collected by
Peggy Diffley, Muckinagh from her grandfather
Michael Diffley deceased who spent his life in Muckinagh.
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2020-01-20 17:23
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Story of Kiltrustan collected by Alice Kelly Dromod? Strokestown from Mrs. Toolan, deceased of Dromod Strokestown, a woman of over 90 who lived all her life in above district.
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2020-01-20 17:14
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pot.
Thinking is bad wit?.
Hand burning and hand saving.
lose?) March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.
February fill the dykes with what thou didst like.
To Lend to spend or to give in.
It is a very good world that we live in.
But to beg or to borrow or get one's own.
It is the very worst world that ever was known.
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2020-01-20 17:01
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Its a bad wind that don't favour somebody.
The oftener the blanket is doubled the warmer it is.
Lend your money to your friend you will lose your money and your friend.
A new broom sweeps clean.
Shut mouth catches no flies.
Great suggestions but slow performants.
Better late than ever.
Think twice before you speak once.
Better go to bed supperless than lie in debt.
Kettle calls black to the
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2020-01-20 16:05
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There is a pot of gold in Liscarney hill. It is hidden under a bush with a horse's hide and head minding it.
Two men Michael Hoban of Corvey and Patrick Heraty of Liscarney went in search of it. They dig until they came to the hide but then they got and they left it there.
Another man named James Costello of Knappagh came and cut the bush which was growing over it, but when he got up next morning he found his mare dead in the (morning) barn.
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2020-01-20 16:02
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Once upon a time there was a pot of gold hidden under a rock on Liscarney hill. On two or three occasions a man from Partry came in search of it. After a long search he found the rock under which it was hidden. Then he set to work digging for it. He dug on for three days but on the third day he came to solid rock and he gave up the search as useless. It is said to be hidden there still for anyone who would have the luck of finding it.
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2020-01-20 15:58
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Forts.......................... Page 1
St. Patrick's stone in Lankill 2
St Patrick's journey to the Reek 3
Pot of gold in Liscarney 4
Jack's Bush 5
Jack's Bush 6
Riddles 7
Cures 9
The Minister's money 10
Water horse 12
Gold 13
Old sayings 15
Living long ago 17
Dean Swift's Boy 19
Superstitions 21
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twelve months. Then he came home and he died after a short while.
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Some years ago there were two men named Paddy McGing and Malone. They were building an addition of a house.
When they went to bed during the night they heard a great noise, and the bed clothes were pulled off them. They got up and they could not see anything so they went back to bed again and they heard the same noise.
One of the men said to the other that they ought put back the stones as they got them first, but the other man would not agree with him as he did not believe in fairies.
After a while one of the men heard heard rattling in the stable. At the same moment his foot got sore.
He went to hospital the nest day and he stayed there for a
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in them for an hour. Then on Sundays he would go to a hall and dance.
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There is a white thorn bush in Autawalla in some field and there is supposed to be gold under the bush. Some people made an attempt to dig up the bush and to find the pot of gold. Michael Brennan was going down to dig the bush but he met a person on his way down who told him not to dig the bush that it was not right to go near fairy trees. No one went near it since that time. But it is still there.
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Joe Duffy who lived in Castlering, Co. Louth was a great dancer, he used to go from house to house and dance
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2020-01-20 15:46
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A man named James Byrne who lived in Knockbridge, Co. Louth was a great singer. He used to sing Irish songs, and everyone praised him.
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2020-01-20 15:42
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A man named Frank McGeough, Drumcah, inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, walked to Dublin, from four o'clock in the morning till ten o'clock that night.
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be looking at their books. At ten the rolls would be called. In those days when the pupils were going to school it did not matter wet or fine they would come. When the master would have the rolls called he would put them all sitting in their desks writing out a composition. They used to be at sums around on the floor until eleven. Each class would get their own sums. When half eleven would come they would say the Angelus and then they would go to Catechisim. At twelve o'clock the Catechism would finish up and then they would go out until one o'clock. When they all would have their lunch eaten they would occupy
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2020-01-20 15:35
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A man named Patrick Brennan who lived in Co. Louth could jump seven feet high, when he was in his youth.
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Pat Dardis, Kednaminsha, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, carried fifty - five stone of wheat up to a loft.
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A man named James Atkinson who lived in Channonrock, Co. Louth cut one acre, twelve perches in eight hours.
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About forty years ago there lived a man called Thomas Conroy, Miskish, Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. He was famed as a rope maker. The ropes he used make, used last, for many years. He used make spades also.
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2020-01-20 15:19
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The truth is often bitter.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating of it.
Im a man you won't meet every day.
When poverty comes in on the door love goes out on the window.
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2020-01-20 15:17
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good, dead or alive.
Early to bed, and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Anyone that does'nt like school remains a fool.
They who never tries never wins
Of all the saw I ever saw I never saw a saw to saw like that saw.
There is so much bad in the best of us and so much good in the worst of us that it little behoves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
As bad as I am, and as good as you Im as good as you are, and as bad as I am.
Pride gets a fall.
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"A beggar on horse-back would out-ride the devil." "Rome was not built in a day."
Keep a thing for seven years, and you'll find use for it.
Dont swap horses in crossing a drain.
A life of pleasure is the most unpleasing life in the world.
A thing of beauty is gay for ever.
A penny foolish, a pound wise.
The long thread of the lazy tailor.
You can't put an old head on young shoulders.
On the pigs back what's the matter with you.
The juice of a cow is
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2020-01-20 15:11
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"Patients is a virtue have it if you can." "Its seldom in a woman but never in a man." "There was often bigger losses at Tara"
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No use in making mountains out of mould hills.
Lie with the lamb and rise with the bird.
It would rob a person to be up at night
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
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There is no use in throwing apples into an orchard.
You cant burn a candle at the two ends.
There's many a way for choking a dog besides choking him with butter.
Die dog or eat a hatchet.
You only reap what you sow.
Worse luck now better again.
One good turn deserves another.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Strike the iron while its hot.
Just in time to be late.
Bite off your nose to spite your face.
Well done says old done when young done was born
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2020-01-20 15:04
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What you won't see won't sicken you.
Doctors different patients die
Im a man you won't meet every day.
All that you do do with your might. Things done by halves are never done right.
There are ups and downs in the world. Your son is your son to-day, but your daughter is your daughter for ever.
Long fasting is no sparing on food.
Better be an old mans pet that a young mans slave.
A long churning makes bad butter.
There is never smoke without fire.
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If the cap fits you wear it.
Good goods in small parcels.
A closed mouth, and a wise head.
He who laughs first laughs longest.
Least said is soonest mended.
What you never had you never miss.
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their half hour by playing games. The boys would play their own games. The boys used to be playing hurley and each lad would have a hurling stick.
Sometimes they used to be playing "leapfrog" and pitch buttons,. When one o'clock would come the master would ring a little bell and then they all would flock up to the door and march. When they would go in they would continue on at other subjects such as geography and drawing. When there o'clock comes the master would give them an exercise and he would let them home.
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2020-01-20 14:52
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49. Sorrow comes too late.
50. It's better late than never.
51. They are the clip of one block.
52. A stitch in time saves nine.
53. Never count the chickens until they come out.
54. Don't buy a pig in a bag.
55. A closed mouth catches no flies.
56. Twelve and twelve are twenty four, shut your mouth and say no more.
57. A cat is gloves catches no mice.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 14:51
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bhíod gach obair ar siubhal. Tháinig mna ó gac ait in Eirinn cun foghuim agus obair do dheanamh ar son "glóire Dé agus onóra na h-Eireann" faoín a sturúghadh. Deirtear gur fuair conndae Cille Dára a ainm ón gCill nó an teampall do chuir sí ar bun ann agus ón ait aluinn do thogadh sí mar shuidheam uruamhnac sé sin fén gCrann Mór Fairsing seo "An Dair"
Sa mbliadhan 1804 fuair an II Duich Laigeann bás agus cuireadh in aice le hArd eaglais Naomh Bríghde é. Tá a lán sgéala ann idtaobh duine dá muinntir - sé sin II Iarla Cille Dara. Deirtear i gceann acu go raibh an II Iarla agus a cuid ridrí faoí geasa inDún airighthe fé "Mullaghmast" agus go dfágadar an áit sin uair sa bhliadhain agus cuadar tríd an "Curraige" agus arais arís go dtí an cnoc taréis turas fada mór thimceall
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 14:47
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58. When the cat is out the rats can play.
59. The old fool is the worst fool.
60. That you may never die until a gooseberry makes a night cap for you.
61. He who forgets to pray cannot bid himself good morrow nor good-day.
62.The man on the fence is the best hurler.
63. A not is as good as wink to a blind horse.
64. A bird in the hand is as good as two in the bush.
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2020-01-20 14:44
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65. A word in court is better than a pound in your purse.
66. Often a man's tongue breaks his own nose.
67. The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
68. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
69. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
70. Many men of many minds and many more of different kinds.
71. Wise men think alike but fool seldom differ.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 14:42
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after every few steps; so he lost his pension as well as his job by his refusal to go "off his road".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 14:41
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Ballyfoyle means *Baile na Phuill", the town in the hole, and this exactly describes its position - a very deep glen, and a stream crossed by a bridge in lowest part of it. It is called Ballyfoytle "Pill". This is called to other parts of River along its bank where it comes into the land. The real "Pill", Puill I am sure it means is lower just at mouth of River.

A prophecy of St. Colmcille was that "the mail would cross the Pill in Ballyfoyle before Ireland's troubles were over. This really occurred in the Black and Tan time. (Of course the postman (mail) comes that road every morning and evening from Ross to Tullogher and vice versa but when bridge was broken down during troubled time mentioned, the postman had to do down Tobin's lane, and go across the Puill (Pill) on a plank. This surely fulfilled the prophecy.
Years before the postman was coming from Ross to Tullogher, through Brownstown, "Ned the post" he was called. But when Davidson Ballyneale put up a letter-box, and Mr Lambert of Dysertmore wanted the daily post, (I am of opinion this occurred the time postman had to deliver letters at people's houses instead of leaving at post office to be called for) Ned the Post refused to go off his road. He was an old man then, and a great traveller would give a big swing to his stick
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 14:32
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65. A word in court is better than a pound in your purse.
66. Often a man's tongue breaks his own nose.
67. The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
68. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
69. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
70. Many men of many minds and many more of different kinds.
71. Wise men think alike but foal seldom differ.
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2020-01-20 14:27
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72. Advise the fool against his will, he is of the same opinion.
73. A woman's excuse is nearer to her than her apron
74. Take care of the pennies, and the pounds will watch themselves,
75. Every dog barks loudly at his own door.
76. Time and tide wait for no man.
77. Smooth waters run deep.
78. He who laughs last laughs best.
79. A woman's tongue is her best weapon
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 14:24
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Castle field - Fitgerald's along road
School field - Roche's - north of school
North bog - Cody's - Curraghmore, along road
Big Pen - Cody's Ballykenna (hill-slope)
Big pen contains a monument Sceach

Street Field - Roche's along road, many houses were in Tullogher long ago

Water Bog - Roche's - back of Church
Pump Field - Power's Glynn - a pump there
Race Field - Cummin's -Ballyconnaught
Rath Field - Cummin's - Cúilín (large flat field) a Rath there
Rick Field - Mrs Phelan - Tullogher - near house - big house - Millwords
Green lands - Walshe's Ballykenna
Lawn - Roches - back of house (from here)
Big Barn - top of lane

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There was a Lane from Curraghlane to Curraghmore, it was part of Mass path across Roche's fields and, leading from Curraghmore to Church in Tullogher.
Bán Árd - Curach-mór
Monument Field - Sceacs 4 old bushes here, planted in memory of
The Priest's Field owned by Thos. Roche
Poll na gCapall
Garraidhe Pádraig
Garraidhe Vuris

MONUMENT
Bog (Egan's) in Curac Mór contains two monument Sceacs close together with a heap of stones at foot - erected in memory Phil Keefe's mother (N. Murphy's father in law
the owner of a mill on this stream, and the then reigning Tighe of Woodstock.
(See p. 49)
Names of fields continued on p 127
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2020-01-20 14:19
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The more the merrier.
Too many cooks spoil the broth
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When the wine is in the wit is out
The truth never choked a man.
A borrowed horse needs hard hooves.
The cows of Conaught have long horns.
Don't bid the devil Good Morrow 'til you meet him
It is foolish work to throw apples into an orchard.
A hungry eye sees far.
Well begun is half done.
Too late to sharpen ones sword when the drum beats to battle.
It's hard to learn an old new tricks.
When the cat is away the mice can play.
When there is an 'if' there is a want and where there is a 'will' there is a way.
The more hurry the less speed.
A half loaf is better than no bread.
Don't be sorry for what you never had.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 14:14
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He that saves the little saves the big.
A haw year is a braw (breagh) year.
Smooth water runs deep
Self praise is no praise.
He that slights my horse will buy my horse.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
More work is less noise.
A story without an author is not worth anything.
Birds of a feather flock to-gether.
An empty sack won't stand.
The time and tide wait for nobody.
A hard gathering gets a wide scattering.
The glutton lives to eat and the wise man eats to live.
It is a long road that has no turning.
You can't eat meal and whistle at the same time.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 14:09
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A bird in the hand is worth two in the Bush.
Fine feathers make fine birds.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Your pocket is your friend.
You are worth two gone yet.
A burned child dreads the fire
When it rains it pours
Better late than never.
When you are in a hurry always take your time
An idle man is the devils workshp
You will never miss the water 'til the well runs dry.
The longest way round is the shortest way home.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Neccessity is the mother of invention.
Look before you leap.
Many hands make light work.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:58
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80. He who is not used to the riding forgets the spurs.
81. Relapse is worse than the first attack.
82. Never send a pup on a dog's message.
83. Breeding tells.
84. Familiarity breathes contempt.
85. Half a loaf is better than no bread.
86. The cheap thing is often the dearest thing.
87. Don't let your chances like a sunbeam pass you by.
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2020-01-20 13:56
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88. There is no place like home.
89 Don't spur a willing horse to a leap that he cannot achieve.
90. Pride is sure to get a fall.
91. Security is man's chiefest enemy.
92. To many give your ear but few your voice.
93. Honesty is the best policy.
94. Its time enough bidding the devil "Good Morrow" when you meet him.
95. A good name is better than a great fortune.
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2020-01-20 13:53
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96. Your purse is your best friend.
97. A liar is the most dangerous of men.
98. Depend on your own exertions.
99 When in Rome do as Rome does and what at home do as home does.
100 One man's meat is another man's poison.
101 All together like Brown's cows when he hadn't but one.
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40. The sweetest never was wholesome.
41. Dance according to music.
42. Its dirty dirt that water won't wash.
43.A watched kettle never boils.
44. A watched child never thrives.
45. Could you read between the lines
46. It's better to be sure than sorry.
47. Think twice before you speak once.
48. Take the ball off the first hop.
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person who could get Hudden for them. The neighbours wanted to set him free, and they dressed him up in priests clothes. Then he went to the guards and said that if they would give him a hundred pounds he would get Hudden for them. They gave him the hundred pounds, and he told them follow him. They soon came to a bush, and Hudden said he was behind it. He told the guards go one side of it and he went the other side, and said "Good evening sirs Im off again." Then Hudden ran away and never was found again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:48
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32. The more the merrier.
33. All to-gether like Brown's cows when he hadn't but one.
34. Many hands make light work.
35. If the cap does not fit you don't wear it.
36. Tell me who your company is and I'll tell you who you are.
37. Those that are keeping company with them are close on being as bad as themselves.
38. A burnt cat dreads fire
39. Too many cooks spoil the broth.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:47
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the guards shouted at him. Then he stood and waited for them, and they asked him what he had in the bag, and he said the same as before.
Hudden said that if they would give him a hundred pounds he would give them the birds, and the guards said they would give him a hundred pound the right way with their battons. Then Hudden took to his heels again, and soon he came to a lane. He saw a gap going into a field, and he went out on it, and hid behind a ditch.
The guards could not find him, and they said they would give a hundred pounds to the
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2020-01-20 13:46
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25. Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
26. You never miss the water till the well runs dry.
27. Loud laugh speaks the vacant mind.
28. Blood is thicker than water.
29. What's bred in the bone it's hard to take out of the flesh.
30. Never throw out the dirty water till the clean water comes in.
31. A new broom sweeps clean but forgets the corners.
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2020-01-20 13:44
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19. Hard upon hard makes a bad stone wall and soft upon soft makes none at all.
20. If you grab too much you will lose all.
21. Give the bodach his choice and he will take the worst.
22. Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
23. Man's inhumanity to man makes thousands hearts to mourn.
24. Its a long road that hasn't got a turn.
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2020-01-20 13:43
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heels, but he was not gone far til he met a stray horse. He got up on him, and he had not gone far when he met a man with a bag of mag-pies. He asked him what he had in the bag, and he said he had enchanted birds that would tell you where to find a ciska. He asked him would he give him the horse for the birds, and he said he would.
He went on the road he met a man. The man asked him what he had in the bag, and he said he had enchanted birds that would tell you where to find a ciska.
Hudden looked behind him and he saw the guards coming. He began to run, but he had not gone very far when
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:42
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There was a woman living in Berra long ago. She stole butter from a woman in town and the gaurds were after her. There was a witch living in a cave in Hungary hill and she changed her into a large cock. The cock had a very long beak. He used to live on miban. He used put one leg on Sugarloaf mountain and the other over in Whiddy island and get the miban. He also jumped from Hungary hill to Culach and the print of his foot is to be seen there yet.
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12. The more rain the more rest too much fine is not the best.
13. Hills look green far off; when you are near they produce no grass.
14. The nearer the stones the sweeter the grass.
15. Set the beggar on horse back and he will ride to the devil.
16. The land for the epople and the road for the bullocks.
17. The nearer the bone the sweeter the meat.
18. An old man's pet is better than a young man's slave.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:36
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6. Its a bad wind that doesn't favour someone.
7. The nearer the church the farther from God.
8. Spare the rod and spoil the child.
9 Those that has the name of rising early can sleep until dinner time.
10. A man without learning and having good clothes is like a gold ring in a barrow pig's nose.
11. The longest way round is the shortest way home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:36
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Once upon a time, there was a station in a country house. The priest's servant boy and the servant boy of the station house began to fight. The priest's clerk was trying to seperate them. He said to the priest's servant boy not to be fighting this morning, that he was in the state of grace. Well said the priests boy. Iam in the state of grace now but I wont be in the state of grace always
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:34
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1. Save hay while the sun shines
2. It is never too late to learn.
3. The longer you live the more you know.
4. The early bird has the early worm.
5.This world is all a bubble, this world is all a fleeting show. For man's illusion given. The smile of joy the tear of woe. Deceitful shone deceitful flow. There's nothing true but heaven.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:32
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Once a girl came home from America and when she was going back again she took her green-horn sister with her She wanted her to be smart and do and what herself said. One day when they were on board the liner the steward came along to ask them what they wanted to eat, so the yank said "I aint particular" so he asked the green-horn sister what she would have and she said Ill have ticular to.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:30
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shoe is preying on another.
Don't take the book by the cover.
If the cap does not fit you don't wear it.
It is never too late to learn.
You wont know any one until you have a dealing with him.
Better late than never.
The leaves will fall so shall we all when youth and bloom is over.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:29
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I think you are a fool
The Irish woman said.
Am briatar nach eadh.
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2020-01-20 13:28
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He that loves the danger shall perish theirin.
A liar canot be believed even when he speaks the truth.
One that is too sweet is never wholesome.
While you have a tongue in your head you cannot go astray.
There is no use in crying over spilt milk.
Too much bed makes a dull head.
Nobody knows how the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:28
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When the English fleet was in here long ago. A woman went down to the canteen in Furious Pier with a hare. This woman did not know any English.
When she went into the canteen an English woman was in-side and the Irish woman said.
A madame anáirde will you buy girrfhiadh.
The English woman said I think it is a hare.
The Irish woman said, Am briatar nach é.
The English woman said. Will you take eight pence.
The Irish woman said ni dhíolfad gan réill é.
The English woman said
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2020-01-20 13:28
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the well and got his mother. His brothers told him go to the town and call out old woman for gun-powder. When the guards heard him they arrested him and put him to jail.
One day when Hudden was out in the jail-yard he asked the warder to have a race with him. Hudden won the race, and the warder said they would have another one, and if Hudden won it he would get a good dinner. The warder won it and Hudden began to cry. Then the warder said he would give him another chance. This time Hudden won it, and he ran for the gate, opened it and locked it after him. He then took to his
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:26
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There were people in olden times working in a field when a red_haired woman passed by. She did not say "God bless the work". All at once one of the men fell on the ridge. He was taken home, and put bed, and the people of the house sent for the priest who lived in the next village. They told the priest who he was. The priest told them to bring four men with them to this man's house and the priest came also. He told them to get a tub of spring watar and leave it on the table. The priest began starting the reading and the tub started jumping
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:23
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Once upon a time there lived three brothers names Hudden, Dudden, and Daniel O'Leary. Hudden was a very foolish lad and did not know anything.
His brothers told him that there was a hundred pound given to the person who could get old women for gun-powder. Then Hudden made up his mind to kill his mother and sell her for gun-powder.
The next day Hudden killed his mothr and left her standing up in the well, and a stick proping her. When Dudden went to the well he saw his mother standing in it. He then took the prop from her and she fell into it. When Hudden heard this he went to
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2020-01-20 13:23
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2020-01-20 13:22
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There was once a minister in Glengariffe. One day he invited the Parish Priest of Adrigole to dinner. It was in a side car he went driven by his servant. The minister had a parrot and he could say "Amen Lord Jesus". When the Parish Priest heard that, he said that his own parrot could not that. He sent his servant home for his parrot and when he was coming back with the parrot, accross the hill he fell over a fence and said:- "The devil take the priest and Minister" When he reached the Ministers house they put the two parrots together, the priests parrot said:- "The devil take the priest and Minister" and the other parrot said "Amen Lord Jesus".
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2020-01-20 13:22
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Office, Westport.
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2020-01-20 13:22
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him worse. Just when he came on a field of his own house he got so much afraid that he had to call his own dog. Then his dog went down to him. (When) The dog saw something that the man did not see so he put his tail between his two legs and ran up home. The man kept going and the hammering kept going until he kept going to the same place and then and them he heard no more. As soon as he went to his own house he went to bed, and did not leave it alive.
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2020-01-20 13:17
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2020-01-20 13:17
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Once upon a time a bailiff was going to a farmer's to get the rent by force as he would not pay it. The farmer seeing him coming ran to his house went in and shut the door and bolted it fro the inside. When the bailiff arrived at the door he rapped at it and asked was the man of the house inside. The farmer pretending to be a child said:- My father is out and if you want to come in put your finger in that hole there in the door and push the bolt aside."
At this he put in his finger and the farmer cut it off. Then the farmer mocking him said. Put in your other fingereen now sir.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:16
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One night a man named James O'Donnell was coming from a wake at the hour of one o'clock. He often heard his father and mother say that it was not right to come from a wake by yourself. As he was a courageous man he said he would go alone.The wake house, was only a short distance below his own house. He left the wake house by himself and went up through a field making for his own house at the same time whistling away. When he was just a few fields from his own house he heard great hammering beside him. He was not afraid up to this but as the night was dark that made
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:12
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milk and sugar in it this time. She gave it to him and said "Sweetn to your liking." He had not a word of English and he thought this was something different. So he drank it without milk or sugar. The woman came and asked him how he liked his meal. This is what he said :- Cara mo chroidhe é an Congó té ach go mbheirfadh an diabhal leis é an sweetn to your liking.
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2020-01-20 13:11
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the year. The people used not live to a big age that time because they used not be well fed.
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2020-01-20 13:11
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Long ago the people had not delph as we have now. The utensils they had that time were made out of timber and the people used to call them noggins. There was no tea in those times and they used to have them for drinking buttermilk out of.
Long ago the people had not the food we have now. They never had a drop of tea except at Christmas, because it was too dear and they were not able to buy it. Often the people died with the hunger because they would not have potatoes for
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 13:07
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In 1870 pupils in Aughahpower used to be in at half nine and the master needed to be in at nine o'clock in the morning. Who ever used to be in first would sweep the school. Some pupils used not be in until around ten and the master would slap them severely especially if it was a fine morning. Usually everyone used to be in at half nine when all the pupils would start work. From half nine until ten o'clock they used to occupy the time by reading out of their English books. The forth and fifth class would be doing sums on the desks while the sixth class would
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2020-01-20 12:06
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had no matches. Unfortunately the boy fell asleep during the night and the fire nearly quenched, But a little
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 12:04
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"Why the robin has a red breast"
Once upon a time there was only one fire in the far north lands of the world where it is always very cold and all the people of the north loved that fire because they could not live without it.
They always kept a man and a boy to watch it in turns all day and all night for fear that it would quench because if it quenched they could not light it again because they
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 11:57
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The following story tells why the robin has a red breast.
Long ago when the soldiers were hunting Our Lord, he was bleeding from their punishment, and when he was going through a field, there was blood dropping from Him. A robin who was sitting up on a tree nearby saw the soldiers coming, and he knew that the blood would betray Our Lord, so he laid down on it, and soaked it all up in his breast. From that day the robin has a red breast.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 11:50
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This is the season of the year when the wild birds again renew their cheerful songs after their long silence all through the Winter. The wild birds which we see in this district are the robin, lark, blackbird, thrush, swallow and many others.
This is the part of the year when they build their nests also. They generally make their nests in the fences or (or) on the tree-tops, but some kinds of birds build their nests in eaves of houses or in holes in the wall. Swallows and blackbirds do this.
The weather can be judged by the behaviour of certain birds. They say that it is a sign of (ra) good weather to see crows collecting in large numbers together, but that it is a sign of rain to see them flying down straight to the ground.
They say that it is also a sign of good weather to see swallows early in the year, but that it is a sign of rain to see sea-gulls flying inland, or to hear curlews roundabout us
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 11:34
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The farmers of my district usually plant about two acres of potatoes. First of all they plough the ground and then they make drills with the plough. They open the drills, and manure the ground with special manure. When they have the potatoes planted they close the drills again. During the Summer they raise the earth around the stalks and they spray them a few times to prevent blight.
Long ago they used to raise the potatoes with spades but nowadays they raise with ploughs and school-boys usually pick them. When they are all picked they sort them and they store the large ones in pits, while they boil the small ones for some of the farm animals.
The potatoes planted in this district are chiefly kerrpinks and champions and of the two the kerrpinks are the better crop. Before the metal plough came into use the people used wooden ploughs but now there are none of them left in this district. The farmers exchange their potatoes every two years because if this was not done the potatoes would get gradually smaller each year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 11:18
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The familiar faces I knew there so well,
Seán Enrí a tugging the prayer calling bell.
I can hear "Michil Dearg" go shouting away,
As he earns "a tanar" some cow gone astray,
And smacking his lips Jerry Carroll "Says I",
He's leaving the chapel there's somebody dry.
There goes "Jack Bill" his paws full of wax,
His hammer, his nails, his alls, and his tacks,
And then Jack the Joiner relating the tale,
Of the fright that he got from the hunger in jail.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 11:08
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
“I will now write down a few verses of a local song which I heard. Its name is "Sweet Ballinagree" a town land in this parish, and it was composed by Mr Corneilus O' Carroll.”
"To night all alone by the banks of the Lee,
Where its bright waters mingle with those of the sea,
I sit, and I ponder on long vanished joys,
And the pleasure I had when I roamed with the boy.
This is a lovely place beautous, and grand,
With fine colours blending our ocean, and land,
Sweet scented roses, and flowers every hue,
Fine shady harbours, and avenues too.
Charming indeed is the foam crested brine,
As it washes the harbours of Carrigaline,
And far famed Crosshaven enchanting to view,
With yachts gliding over its waters so blue.
Unrivalled in beauty is shady Cullmore,
But it pleases me not to the place I adore,
Where the Laune flows down limped, and free,
From the heath covered mountains of Ballinagree.
My eyes let them feast on the old rustic cross,
And the chapel so neat, where I oft went to Mass,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:56
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Long ago a priest was going to say mass in Poll na gCon. When he was going to the place he met Seán na Sagart and Sean na Sagart wanted to prevent him from saying mass. But the priest made the sign of the cross on Seán and told him to stand there till he would be coming back again. The priest went his way and Seán had to stand there until he came back again. When the priest came back he let Sean go. Then Seán ran after the priest until they came to a big river which Seán could not cross but the priest got over easily. Seán threw his dagger after the priest but it missed him and the priest threw at Sean and killed him.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:51
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Long ago songs and stories were the subject of winter evenings in the houses and huts of the people. These songs were sometimes made by the people themselves, but they were never printed in books or papers. The following little song was once made about a hill in my own district by a Mac Sweeney man.
I passed by Cahernafulla hill,
Beside a little winding rill,
The sky was clear the wind was still.
I looked upon the smiling plain,
And thought of Norman and of Dane,
Whose plans were bold as they were vain.
I saw the lonely spreading wold,
Where so the thrilling tale is told,
The robber hid the key of gold.
I marked the Glashagarrive stream,
Dancing beneath the sunny beam,
Between the hills of a silver seam.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:42
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The blacksmith make harrow, inor gates, grubbers, roller frames, fire a cranes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:42
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is a part of the work of the forge done outside of it. The part of work done outside the shoeing of the wheels a little bit up the Kilclonfert road. There is a forge in Bracklin. Mr Fox is the man's name that owns the forge. Mr Fox shoe no horses but he makes forks and other farm implements. He fixes ploughs and binders and mowing machine and harrows and spring harrows
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:42
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The blacksmith make harrow, inor gates, grubbers, roller frames, fire a cranes.
There is a part of the work of the forge done outside of it. The part of work done outside the shoeing of the wheels a little bit up the Kilclonfert road. There is a forge in Bracklin. Mr Fox is the man's name that owns the forge. Mr Fox shoe no horses but he makes forks and other farm implements. He fixes ploughs and binders and mowing machine and harrows and spring harrows
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:39
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
I may never know the want of heat". When you are inside in bed every night you should make the letters I.N.R.I. on your forehead any say "Jesus of Nazereth King of the Jews preserve me from a sudden and unprepared death".
There was an old Irish woman and she made a nice prayer and in it thanked God for the good and the bad. I will now relate the prayer.
Thanks be to God for the day and the darkness.
Thanks be to God for the hail and the snow.
Thanks be to God for the rain and the sunshine.
Thanks be to God for all things that grow.
Thanks be to God when our pockets are empty.
Thanks be to God when again they o'er flow.
Thanks be to God when the priest and the people.
Re-union together to adore thee once more.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:37
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is a fair held in Tullamore every third Friday of the month. cattle, horses, sheep, suck pigs, suck calves
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:37
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
The great fairs of the year are the fairs held before Christmas.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:37
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When an animal is sold luck money is given. Six pence a head is usually given to the buyer for sheep. A shilling per head is given for pigs. From a shilling to five shillings per head is given for cattle. It is according to the price paid. Horse dealers generally bargain luck. About ten shillings is given. A shillings is given for calves.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:31
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
there with their animals. The fair is held in the streets also.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:29
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The fair is always held in Tullamore it is never held locally. They are held on the third Friday on the month in Tullamore always.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:28
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The town fair is not held on the streets but it is held in a fair-place called the square. All the buyers gather
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:28
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When a cow is bought there is a stripe made on her back to show that the animal has been sold. It is a stripe of paint or coloured crayon.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:28
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When an animal has been sold the person the person that is buying the animal claps the other man's hand to show that he had agreed to the bargain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:27
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The old Irish people had many beautiful prayers and ejaculations, for instance when a person is intering a house he says " Día’s Muire dhuit" which means "God and Mary be with you", also when a person come for alms he says "go mbeannuighid Día annso isteach which means "May the blessing of God be with all here", and if they receive any alms they say a little prayer like "May God keep sickness and trouble and death away from all here and may God increase your store". When people are going on a long journey they sprinkle Holy Water on themselves and say, "May God protect me on the way" or "May God bring me safely back".
When people are kindling a fire they say "May God grant that
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:24
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The types of cloth that people in this district make shirts with are, cotton, linen, flannel and flannelette.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:23
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
At weddings different clothes are worn. There is only one feast day in the year on which special clothes are worn and it is on St Patrick Day. There are green clothes worn on that day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:22
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Socks and stockings are made locally. The thread is not spon in the homes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:20
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
was made from iron with two big round handles on each side of it put your handle in when carrying it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:19
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Virgin mother meek and milk,
Pity me a little child,
Fill my soul with heavenly grace,
That I may see your blessed face,
(Said at no particular time)
St Colmcille, St Brigid and St Patrick,
May they vouchsafe to pray for me,
At my last hour to guide and guard me.
(Said at no particular time)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:16
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
As I laid myself down to rest
I gave my soul to God to keep,
There are four corners on my bed there are four angels overspread,
Matthew, mark, Luke and John
God bless the bed that I lie on,
As I go to my bed as I go to my grave the lord that knows that I shall wake,
And if I die before I wake I pray to God my soul may he take.
Into thy hands Oh! Lord; lord Jesus receive my soul,
Lord by thy branch, lady by the flower,
Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph be with me at my dying hour,
(Said when going to bed at night).
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:06
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is sometimes blessed by the priest and cut over the newly married couples head.
Money is given as dowry but in former times stock were given.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:04
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
People still retain old customs regarding marriages. Shrove is the period of the year most matches are made. Certain months of the year are (luch) looked upon to be unlucky to get married such as May, August and at the harvest. There is an old saying "If you get married at the harvest you will be parted in the Spring". When people get married rice is thrown on them or an old slipper to signify luck. After the marriage to couple usually give some money to the priest and to the Chapel woman. Long ago people used get married in the houses. A Mass used be celebrated in the brides home and they used get married.
A hauling home is often held. In former times marriages caused much rejoicing. Those who attended at the cermony used race each other on horses. The bride and the (bridgegroom) bridegroom used be up together in one horse.
Straw boys were the most familiar figures at weddings. They dress in straw from head to toe. They gets a great reception and they take part in the festivities. All the friends of the pair getting married received a slice of the wedding cake. This cake
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 10:00
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is one graveyard in my district. The name of the graveyard is Ballycommon because it is situated in Ballycommon. The graveyard is still in use. It is square in shape. The church is in the centre of it. It is surrounded by trees. It is level everywhere except where the graves are. The oldest crosses are dated 1866, 1867, 1871 Margaret Connor died 1st April 1866. John Flynn died 4th April 1867, Maria Corcoran died February 5th 1867. Eliza died May 1871 R.I.P.
There are three crosses of wood and six of iron. There is a place under the trees for unbaptised children.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 09:55
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a castle near my house long ago but it is now in ruins. It was in Mr. John Coyne field Bracklin, Kilbeggan, West-meath. The castle in Bracklin had one dungeon in it. People were put into the dungeon for fighting for the faith. There was one battle fought in a field near where the castle was and the people who killed in it were buried in a field beside the road. They were fighting for the faith
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 09:53
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
St. Brigids Day
Customs were also observed on St. Brigids Day. It was customary for the people of this locality in past time to put a cross on their right arm on cloth. It was usually made with burnt sticks. Some also made croses of timber and hung them in their house in honor of St. Brigid.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 09:50
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
1st
Come all you true brave Irishmen and listen to my song.
I hope you will excuse me if I detain you very long.
It concerns aby election that lately did take place.
To fill a so called vacancy in Offaly and in Leix.
2nd
Kilmurry was a busy place upon the polling day.
A motor car it was sent out the votors to convey.
Poor Dick he went along with for to pick and chose,
Employed by private Bannon with the buckels on his shoes.
3rd
Three candidates were in the field
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 09:49
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Come on you Irish dancers, come bind and lend an ear
I hope you won't be terrified at the news your going to hear.
Concerning this entertainment held in Kilmurray school,
To learn Irish dancing two shillings was the rule.
II
To see those ladies waltzing it would fill you with delight.
And the when the strangers looked inside they got a shocking fright
To see this war bread flying and treacle tart go leor,
But they could not beat the seed cakes that came from Tullamore
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 09:44
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Did you hear the shock we gave John Brock,
Upon last Monday morning,
Knocked down the shelf and broke the delph,
And gave Dan Kelly a horn,
We burned a house beyond Colekil
We wounded Lary Fagan,
We shot Tom Hackett in the bog
And should slipped John Egan
Then we came home by Rahugh
And out by Derrygrogan,
Old Larkins flock the hen and cock
We stole on old Mag Hogan.
Did you hear those words that Jack Carroll said
The night his son was born,
May the heavens bless your curly head
We'll ring the old puck in the morning
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 09:41
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
House to house in Kilmurry we'll make.
6
A man who was going through the field that day,
Saw the fat bullock graving away,
He told the sergeant and what do you think,
The sergeant he fainted and called for a drink,
I am glad he said your troubles are all over,
You must be great herds when you can't count a score.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 09:38
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Poll she bought a sucking pig.
It was triving like a wonder,
Nancy bought another pig,
A you'd scearcely know them a sunder
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 09:37
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and they promised not to give him away,
So he searched for the bullock in Clara that day.
4.
Into Killavalley he flew like the wind,
No trace of the bullock there could he find,
He siad he must find him for I'm not the boy,
And those who took him must go to Mountjoy.
5.
Back to Tullamore he immediately flew.
And he said ti the guards do you know what we'll do,
We will search butchers stalls without and within,
And if it all goes to all I swear by his skin,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 08:58
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Which bird has a name you could spell with one letter?
Ans. - Jay.
Who was the first whistler and what was his tune?
Ans. - The wind. "Over the hills and far away."
What has a neck and a body but nothing else?
Ans. - A bottle.
Why is a drunkard like a conceited lady?
Ans. - Because they are both too fond of the glass.
What kind of dogs is always three feet long?
Ans. - A yard dog.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 08:55
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Hink hank under a bank, ten drawing four.
Ans. - Hands milking a cow.
If you built a bridge from here to Navan what height would it be?
Ans. - The height of nonsense!
A word with five letters take away two and there is one left.
Ans. Stone.
What goes away between two woods and comes home between two waters?
Ans. - A man fetching water in two wooden pails.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 08:53
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The man that made it could not use it,
The man that bought it did refuse it,
The man that wore it could not tell,
Whether it suited him ill or well.
Ans. - A coffin.
What man in the army wears the biggest cap?
Ans. - The man with the biggest head.
What goes from town to town with its head down?
Ans. - The nail of your boot.
What has teeth but cannot eat?
Ans. - A saw.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 08:51
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Where can happiness always be found?
Ans.- In a dictionary.
A houseful and a roomful, And couldn't catch a spoonful.
Ans.- Smoke.
Why is the sun like good dough?
Ans. - Because it is light when it rises.
Why should a hen never have untidy feathers?
Ans. - Because she always carries a comb.
What is everyone doing at the same time?
Ans. - Growing older.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 08:49
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come on.
Ans.- On a mistletoe.
What South American country is never warm?
Ans. Chile.
What sort of fish is everyone except yourself?
Ans.- Selfish.
Why does a cow look over a gate?
Ans. Because she can't look under it.
London, Derry, Cork and Kerry spell me that without a K,
Ans.- That.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 08:41
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
A word with five letters take away two and there is one left..
Ans.- A Stone.
Why is a proud person like a book of music?
Ans.- Because they are both full of airs.
What is that which no one has seen?
Ans.- To-morrow.
What part of a cow crosses the ditch first?
Ans.- Her Breath.
What kind of tables do we cook and eat?
Ans.- Vegetables.
On what toe does a corn never
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 08:38
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
What has four legs, a head and a foot?
Ans.- A Bed.
What is brought to the table cut but never eaten?
Ans. A pack of cards.
What is neither within or without and yet shows light to the house?
Ans. A window.
What fruit is seen on every penny?
Ans. A date.
Hink, hank, under a bank, ten drawing four.
Ans. - Hands milking a cow.
Why do we buy clothes?
Ans. - Because we don't get them for nothing.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 08:37
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Its head is like a thimble.
Its tail is like a cat.
As long as you live, you'll never guess that,
Ans. - A pipe.
Riddle me, riddle me, auntie O!
My father gave me some seed to sow,
The seed was black and the ground was white,
Riddle me that and I'll give you a pipe.
Ans.- Ink and blotting-paper.
As I went out and up the road, who
did I see but Uncle Dan Macan,
Brass eyes, worn toes, and upon my word he frightens the crows.
Ans.- A gun.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:39
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
We have potatoes grown at home. Potatoes are cut into parts, before being sown this is called cutting seed. They are sown in drills and ridges. They are sown in Spring. Some people sow the potatoes with a plough others with a spade. When setting the potatoes the people help one another. In 1846-47 the potatoes failed, then a famine came on the land.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:36
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There lived in this locality many poets, - one noted one was "Paddy Druery". There are many stories connected with these poets. It is said that
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:35
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Most people say potatoes are the best food.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:35
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Paddy Druery was a servant to a man by the name of "Morgan Sheehy" about sixteen yeras ago. He was captured by the "Black and Tans", they asked him his name, he said.
My name is Paddy Druery
I came from the Bog Lane
I'm hired by Morgan Sheehy
Drawing porter from the train.
The Tans said it was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:31
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
In this district most people - especially young people observe feasts in a certain manner. On St Stephen's day the young people gather together
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:30
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the best password they ever heard, so they let go away.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:29
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and go in procession from house to house with decorated bushes singing the wren song and ask the people for money to bury the wren.
In the evening when all the money is gathered some of the people divide it most people - especially the big batches hold a good night with all the money.
Also Shrove Tuesday is another good day. On the night a great feast is held, and straw boys come to the wedding.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:26
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The only animal we have at home is the cow. The cow we have has got no name.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:25
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commonly called sappers.
On St John's night most people light bonfires in honour of St John.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:24
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The cow-house we have is made of cement, and it is covered over with corrugated iron and it is attached to a shed.
In most places the cows are tied by the neck or by bales, also cows are tied by the horns and cows are also tied by the neck. The cow's tying is made of soft rope. Some people make the tying themselves. They twist a certain amount of twine together. Whilst they are twisting another person puts wool in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:20
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
We have no churn at home but I often saw one. In most churns the sides are round the bottom of a churn is about
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:20
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between the twine and covers it all round with soft cloth.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:19
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two feet wide, and the top of a churn is about one and a half feet wide. The various parts of a churn is a churn-staff lid and dasher and cup. Butter is made about twice a week in Summer and about once a week in Winter. There's a mark on the side of some churns. It takes about an hour to make the butter. The churning is mostly always done by hand the churn-dash is always kept moving up and down. The
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:15
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
At the present time children wear shoes at about the age of two years. Most children go barefooted in Summer. In this district most shoes are repaired by the people themselves.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:14
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butter is then out carefully.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:14
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
In most towns there is a shoemaker, and most (district) people buy shoes from them.
Long ago most people - especially the old people used to wear clogs. Clogs were shoes of which the uppers were the same as the ordinary shoe, but the soles were made of wood and a tip made of light iron around them.
There is in this locality by the name of Dan Stack he is in charge of a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:11
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There are three forges in the district one is owned by my father and the other is owned by Robert
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 06:10
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a power-house and he wears clogs.
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2020-01-20 06:09
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Mahony and his brother Paddy. Our own forge is situated on the side of the road and also by a stream. The forge is almost as big as an ordinary house. It is covered with boards and over that is reed.
There are two fireplaces in our forge. There was a man by the name of "George Landers" working there with my father and he used to use one himself, - he died and
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2020-01-20 06:07
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we only use one nowadays. The implements the smith uses when working are "A sledge hammer pincers etc
The place where the smith holds the iron upon when working is called the anvil and he uses the vice when he requires it to hold the irons firmly.
Most smiths shoe horses and asses. There is forge work also done in the open air such as shoeing wheels, turning bands, etc.
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2020-01-20 06:03
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There is only one tailor in the district. Most tailors work
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2020-01-20 06:03
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Most people look upon smiths as being very strong. In our forge there was a man shot by the "Black and Tans". Forges are also noted for meetings and many topics are discussed there.
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2020-01-20 06:01
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at home. The tailors stock cloth. Some people wear clothes made of certain cloth. There is an old saying connected with tailoring. When a person gets new clothes, people say "Well wear" he answers "soon tear". The implements the tailor uses are a scissors thimble needle and buttons. Cloth is not woven locally but is used to be done long ago. There are not many spinning wheels in the district. There are parts of one at Denis
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2020-01-20 05:58
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In this district fairs are held in the local towns.
Long ago there were different places for fairs. Fairs used to be held in hills etc.
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2020-01-20 05:57
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Griffins Trieneragh, there is a 2 lb weight there which used to weigh thread.
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tear tear
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2020-01-20 05:56
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At the present time buyers come to certain houses buying animals. When a bargain is concluded between two the buyer often asks the seller to hold out his hand, he strikes his hand and walks a few paces away. When an animal is bought she is marked with a coloured material like chalk. When a bargain is concluded the seller gives back a few shillings it is called "Luck money"
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2020-01-20 03:49
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It is said that if you lick a lizard's stomach you can cure a scald. The lizard must be a live one. Manure is put on the scald if you lick it off the scald is cured.
There is another cure for the chincough. Throw the child who has it in under an asse's stomach, run around as quickly as possible to the other side and catch the child before it falls to the ground. This is said to be true.
There is one about warts. Rub a snails spit on the warts then put the snail on a hawthorn but do not stick it on a thorn. If it dies the warts are said to go away. Also cut a potatoe in halves rub it on the warts bury it in the ground and if it dies the warts will die away. If you do it with a snail you must not do it with a potatoe.
Put a frog in your mouth when you have a toothache and you will never have a toothache again.
Boil sheep's manure in water or milk and give it to people who have the measles and it will cure them.
Old people believe that it is good
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2020-01-20 03:23
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It is time enough to bid the devil good-morrow when you will meet him.
You might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.
The old dog for the hard road and the pup for the path.
A new broom sweeps clean.
A gold ring in a pig's nose.
A weet Friday a weet Sunday.
Marry in haste and repent at leisure.
You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
You cannot take a glove off the hand that it is not on.
Have it yourself or be without it. Half a loaf is better than no bread. It's as long as' long as the eleventh of June.
It's as tight as twopence.
It's as old as the field behind the house.
Everyone for himself and God for us all.
It's a bad wind that doesn't blow fair for someone.
What seen is believed.
One penny in the money box makes more noise than when full.
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2020-01-20 03:09
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the morning is a sign of a storm and a rainbow in the night is a sign of fine weather. There is an old proverb which says, - "A rainbow in the morning is a sailor's warning, a rainbow in the night is a sailor's delight."
The old man's weather glass is a flower which only opens when the sun is going to shine.
It is a sign of wet weather to see a new moon on a Saturday for the proverb says "Saturday's moon is a month too soon".
There is an old proverb which says, - "A shower of hail in May is worth a load of hay." Another proverb is - "Wet and windy May fills the haggard with corn and hay."
Slugs in the road is a sign of rain. When the river is clear it is a sign of good weather and when the river is dirty it is a sign of bad weather. If the stars shine bright you will have bad weather. If the salt is wet you will have bad weather. If the dog sleeps in the morning you will have bad weather. If you saw a fog in a valley you will have bad weather. When there is to rain the fowl will all, into the house
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2020-01-20 02:55
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We have horses, cows, sheep, pigs, and calves. We have six cows and they are all named, Annaghs, Nellie, Daisy, Polly, Topsy and Susie. Chew on" is said when driving the cowes and "Chew home is said" home is said when bringing them home. When you are bringing in the calves you say Suck! Suck! and they come to you.
The cowhouse is a long range with bales by one wall dividing the cows, each bale for a cow and are tied with chain tying round the neck. They are tied to part of bale. The horses have the same type of a house each horse in a closed-in stall. Each horse has a large manger which holds the fodder and oats and mangolds. They are shod at a blacksmith's forge.
They are clipped once a year in the winter-time. You say "Come! Come! when you are calling.
You say Ma! Ma! when you are calling sheep.
You say Hurrishe! Hurrishe! we when you are calling pigs. You say Chuck! Chuck! when you are call-
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2020-01-20 02:35
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each of players in turn and she gives the button to one of the other players. She asks one of the other players to guess who has the button. They keep guessing until the player who has the button is guessed and which ever player guesses the right person she gets the button to go round.
Frog in the middle" is played by girls. One girl is the frog and the rest catch hands and stand in a ring. They run round the frog. They say frog in the middle jump up," and the frog catches one of the girls and if she says the girls name that girl is the frog.
Fox-and-goose is an indoor game. Only two can play it. A number of squares are made on a copy-book page and one of the players draws any letter in the square. The players must have different letters and if the player suceeds in getting his letter at each side of the other players
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2020-01-20 02:19
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of the team which is out suceeds in catching the ball before it hits the ground the team is in but if he does not he will throw the ball after the boy and if he hits the boy who is running the team will be in. Only one chance is given to the boy to throw the ball.
The team which makes the most rounds wins the game.
Witch-in-the-well is played by girls. One of the girls is the mother. The rest of the girls are her children. She sends them to the well for water. Each time they go the witch keeps one of her children until the mother has no children.
Then she goes to the house of the witch and she has to go and fight for her children. The children help her. The witch is driven away and the children are brought home.
"Hide the button" is an indoor game. Boys and girls play that game. The player's sit in a row and join their hands. One of the players has a button and she goes to
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2020-01-20 02:07
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letter he owns that letter and so on until all the squares are filled.
The player with the most letters wins.
"Billy four corners is played by five people. The four stand about eight feet appart. The other player stands in the middle as a fool. The other players exchange corners and if the fool gets in before the player that player is the foal. Stoop tig is played like ordany tig.
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2020-01-20 00:54
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There are six forgers in my Parish. Jack Sullivan is the smith I know best. He has his forge near the cross-road. It is a very small house. There is no window in it. There is only a small oblong door in it.
He has a bellows, for blowing the fire. I do not know who made it. When you blow the bellows all the sparks come out of the fire. The smith uses a lot of implements at his work. He has a chisel, a hammer, a pincers, a tongs and a punch.
He shoes horses, he repairs ploughs, and other things. He irons wheels in the open air. All his people were smiths before him. There is a round stone in front for ironing the wheels. There is a well also in front for cooling the irons.
This is the way he shoes horses. First he
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-01-20 00:54
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cleans the hoof. Then he fits the shoe. Then if it fits him he drives nails in the shoe. He drives about seven nails altogether. Smiths are very strong men. It is very easy to know a forge because there are many old horse-shoes and pieces of iron outside the door.
He has a tub of water half full for cooling the horse-shoes when they are hot.

Dermot O'Carroll
Ballyheigue

Got from Jack Sweeney
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2020-01-20 00:17
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(3) Ní ceart pósadh Dia Luain nó Dia hAoine nó ní bheadh aon rath ar an lánamha

(4) Ní ceart do cheann do bhearradh Dia Luain nó bheithfeá i dTIg na nGealt sara mbeadh an bliadhain caithte

(5) Ní ceart a bheith ag cárdáil Dia Céadaoin

(6) Dá raghfá ar fairrge Luan Cásga sé an bás a bheadh i ndán duit na bádh

(7) An leanbh a saoghalofaí Dia Domhnaig do bheadh an rath air i rith a shaoghal

(8) An leanbh a shaoghalofaí Oidhche Shamhna bheadh fhios aige cad do thuitfeadh amach in áit eile i bhfad ó bhaile agus an leanbh a shaoghalófaí lá Nodhlag bheadh seans mór éigin leis sar a gcaillfí é

(9) Ní ceart do aoinne aistrú sa charghas na san Advent agus ins an aistriú ní ceart an cat do bhreith leat agus is ceart rud éigin a theastóchadh go mór uait dfágaint id dhiaidh sa sean thig i dteannta an chait.

Mícheal Ó Fiannachta
Rinn Bheag
Thug Cáit Ní Fiannachta dhom iad.
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2020-01-20 00:13
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(1) Ní ceart aon obair do thosnúghadh Dia Luain nó ní bheadh an rath air

(2) Ní ceart a bheith amuigh déanach Oidhche Lae na Marbh nó chídhfeá Pucaí sarg mbeadh an tseana bhliadhain caithte
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2020-01-20 00:13
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(3) Ní ceart pósadh Dia Luain nó Dia hAoine nó ní bheadh aon rath ar an lánamha

(4) Ní ceart do cheann do bhearradh Dia Luain nó bheithfeá i dTIg na nGealt sara mbeadh an bliadhain caithte

(5) Ní ceart a bheith ag cárdáil Dia Céadaoin

(6) Dá raghfá ar fairrge Luan Cásga sé an bás a bheadh i ndán duit na bádh

(7) An leanbh a saoghalofaí Dia Domhnaig do bheadh an rath air i rith a shaoghal

(8) An leanbh a shaoghalofaí Oidhche Shamhna bheadh fhios aige cad do thuitfeadh amach in áit eile i bhfad ó bhaile agus an leanbh a shaoghalófaí lá Nodhlag bheadh seans mór (?) leis sar a gcaillfí é

(9) Ní ceart do aoinne aistrú sa charghas na san Advent agus ins an aistriú ní ceart an cat do bhreith leat agus is ceart rud éigin a theastóchadh go mór uait dfágaint id dhiaidh sa sean thig i dteannta an chait.

Mícheal Ó Fiannachta
Rinn Bheag
Thug Cáit Ní Fiannachta dhom iad.
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2020-01-19 23:50
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Mnaoí beannughthe seo Naomh Brígid agus an cúmhacht ionghartac a bhí aici agus dá bhríg sin chuaidh sé ar a lorg ionnus go ndeanfadh sí a dhá cluas slán. Rinne Náomh Brighid an gníomh uasal ach fá aon coingheall amháin - sé sin go deabharfadh sé dí an cuid ceadhna dhá thalman is go ndéanfad a brat clúdach air. Bhí áthas a chroidhe ar an Riog nuair chuala sé sin agus gheall sé dé é dfuair sé dhó cluas maith Seachtmhain in a dhiaidh sin tháinig na slúaighte daoine go dtí an ait a feúcaint connus ar eirigh le an talamh d'fághail Lomorro nuair do leathnuigheadh an brát amach is amhlaidh do leathnuigh sé tar an gCurrach mar atá sé anois agus ibhfad níos mó. Sin é an t-slighe (?) fuair sí an talamh ón Ríogh mar cimín ag a cuid bo. "In Cailleck Reidhed Cuirreck Bionngantac an bheann i Naomh Bríghid cuir sí teampall ar bun seacas sin Clochar mór agus is san gClocar sin a
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2020-01-19 23:32
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10) "The Halla Beag" is also on the far side.

11) "The Scaileach" - a big round rock like a saucer on the "far side" also.

12) The following are on the right bank - and so in our locality

13) "Lócshíann" - supposed to be the fairies marsh

14) "The Cloch Bán" - there are white spots on the stone here

15) "The Cuilinn" (little hazel wood)
16) "Bun a gClaidhe" - end of the ditch
17) "The Caileach"

18) "Port (pro. pork) gainimh" - sand banks here when tide is out - stretching out into the river

19) "The Gash" - narrow part, we could hear water spouting as from a stream

20) "Linn (leen) Bouty" - a man named Seán Bouty supposed to be drowned here

21) "The Púca" - a spirit supposed to be here on the flag called Leac a Púca

22) "Shkirdawn" - water is shallow here

23) "Port Glais" - or Port Glas - bank nice and green here, could mean cool also

24) "The tay" (tea) pond
25) "Poll a Gotha"
26) "An Poll Fáil" (?) - railway crossed river here
27) "Stoc na mBád"
25 (28) "The Thowistheen" - near New Ross

( Margin Comments )
Bun na Srutha " is near Mr Lambert's Dysertmore, and at the far end
Carraig Uí Néill wood: a stream flows into the river there
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2020-01-19 23:11
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(VI - ar lean.)

Ar dheis-láimh an áird-Ríogh go h-árd na shuidhe
I gcomhluadar aingle tá go siorruidhe ag fáiltiú
Ag seinm sálms de lá is de oidhche (idh)
Tá an mhaighdean bheannuighthe go siorruidhe ag áirdeall
'S frigheadhú (fríd) an gháire in a gné
Tá Naomh Mártan, Colm is Naomh Pádraic
Ag tógáilt fáirnéis leis ar clannaibh Gaedheal

( gleas G. )

Music Notation etc.......
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2020-01-19 23:07
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A jolly old blacksmith in Kilmurry he dwells,
A great business man and you all know him well,
He buys and sell cattle for the farmers around,
And he is manger of the eleven months ground.
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He herds a large ranch at taste to his trade,
And on one Friday morning he missed a fat beast,
In to the guards he immediately flew,
And gave his description as best as he knew.
3.
Being the fair day in Clara he next took his flight
He met some big dealers whom he knew alright,
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2020-01-19 23:06
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(IV - ar Lean.)

Ach a Rí na nGrásta a tigeanns an cás seo
Is a d'fulaing an pháis ar son síol Éabh'
Tabhair suaimhneas siorrachdht do'n Athair Pádraic
In do Ríoghacht áluinn le saoghal na saoghal

(V)
Cé bhfuigheamuid tréadaidhe mar ceann na céille
Acht faraoir géar níl sé dúinn indán
Níl sé in Éirinn, sa bhFrainnc ná in Éigípt
Ná thart fré chéile ins an nGearmáin
Acht ó thárla imthighthe é is nach bhfuil gar dá Éagcaoin
'S go bhfuil sé éagtha i gcónra claír
Cuirim mo mhíle beannacht leis go ríoghacht an aon-mhic
Le bheith in árd-réalta roimh a clannaibh Fáil

(VI)
'S nach aoibhinn é a árus i ngrásta phárrthais
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2020-01-19 23:05
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The foods the people used long ago were, porridge and milk for their breakfast and potatoes and butter for their dinner.
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2020-01-19 23:04
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Long ago oaten bread was eaten. Sounds were used long ago - oaten meal and seeds from a mill were put in water for one day and then the sounds were made. If a person was sick the sounds would be left steeping in the water until it would be sour and it would be given who would be sick. It was called flummery. Boxty bread was made from the juice