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

Author unnown
Written by:-
Úna Ryan (Powellsboro Chaffpool
Co Sligo.
Note. Verse II above should be -
Shanntuigh mise an giobach
Mar bhí cúpla bó mar spré aici
'Sí d'fhagadh mé faon follamh
Is mo croiceann geal gan léine.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 23:35
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Comhairle Fir Pósta;-
I
bhuachaillí ids a bhuachaillí
Is a gcuid agaibh 'tá lé pósú.
Ná fágaidh in bhur ndiaidh aon cailín deas
Mar gheall ar bheagán bólaí.
II
Teanntaidh mise an giobach
Mar bhí cúpla bó ar spré aicí
'Sí d'ghágadh mé fíon fallamh
Is mo croiceann geall gan léine.
III
Nuair a théigim - sé amach ar maidin
Is bím ag obair go tráthnóna
Ag teacht isteach ar mhais
Ní fgághaim an bothán mar is cóir dhom.
IV
Coch na mbó sa teallach
'S a' ghiobach i dteach na gcomharsan
Ags is luachair faoi na seachtmhaine
Le cur amach Dia Domnaigh
Freagra na mná:- V
Theist! A stríall is a streachaille
Is leig de déunamh bréag liom,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 23:28
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New Year:-
1. The old people say that if a dark-haired boy comes into the house first on that day they will have good luck throughout the year.
2. On New Year's Day the people never throw out things such as ashes, or dirty water because they say they would throw away their luck with it.
3. They never spend money on that day because they say they would be spending all the year.
4. The people like to be early at mass on New Year's Day because it is said if you are late at mass on that day you will be late every day during the year
5. The little boys get up very
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 23:25
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Mumps. Tie a halter to the person who has the mumps and walk around a well three times.
Ringworm. A seventh son of a family has the cure. He rubs his hand on the spot, and kills the worm
Sore ears. Put a baked onion in the ears.
Sore eyes. Get nine Gooseberry thorns and point one to your eye every day for nine days.
Aricples. this cure has been handed from generation to f]generation. it is made up with fresh butter and herbs and it is rubbed on the affected place.
Todhlack [?] Bind black silk tightly around the wrist.
Thrush. The person who never saw thier father have this cure. When the child is fasting they blow into the childs mouth
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 23:20
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A Story.
About two miles from my house a poor woman was living alone. One day a creature supposed to be a 'fairy' called on the poor woman and asked her for the loan of an oven. The woman refused the request. The fairy remarked - "that the woman would yet be sorry" - and the fairy disappeared.
Next morning when this poor woman went out she found her two cows and her horse dead in the field.
23. 3. 38
Peggy Doyle,
Bracklyn,
Killucan.
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2019-04-24 23:14
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The Hang man's Tree
Convenient to this cave (described lastly at Renalagh) is an old tree the boughs of which overhang the road. This tree is known and called locally by the name as "the hang man's tree"
People in the neighbourhood say that the robbers hid in this tree and any poor victim who happened to pass the road with money was robbed, hanged, on this tree and their bodies were thrown into the cave near by.
This story was told by
Paddy McArt,
Dardestown,
Killucan. 28. 3. 38
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2019-04-24 22:07
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1) "Cúaird ghearr i dtig in a mbionn duine taréis bháis d'fhághail is í is fearr"

2) "Ní thagann ciall roimh aois"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Úna Ní Shlatraigh

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

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

Kathleen MacDonagh
Doctor's Hill,
Kilfenora
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2019-04-24 21:45
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"Babe" got married. When "Babe" got married, Foley gave the management of the farm to the Magners - Babe's people-in-law.
One time Babe was summoned by his wife, and it was Ned Driscoll (father of the present P.J. O'Driscoll Solicitor Bandon) and old Mickey Driscoll (grandfather of Dr. O'Driscoll) went bail for him.
Old Beechinor, the grandfather, and Thomas Edward the grandson, are buried in Abbeymahon. Babe, the latter's father, left the country, and died in Australia or New Zealand.
Thomas Edward sold the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:42
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went away to some foreign country. He came home and was staying with his sister Mrs. Foley in Bandon. His father, old Beechinor, was not aware of his return.
One evening, my father and some of the neighbours and old Beechinor were in Tom Whites public house in Timoleague (Mrs. Downing's hardware store to - day.)
One of the men went outside and when he came in he said "Thomas is home". "Is it a fact"? said old Beechinor, and he "called" a bottle of whiskey for the men with him.
Foley in Bandon (Maggie Beechinor's husband) had charge of Ballinamona 'till
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2019-04-24 21:37
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Clonakilty.
The last Beechinor in Ballinamona was Thomas Edward. He died a young man a few years ago. His mother, who was a Magner from Ballincollig, still lives His father was Edward Thomas, whom the neighbours used call "Babe".
Babe's mother was the Walshe woman. She was also the mother of Katty and Maggie (Mrs. Foley) and of Jerome Beechinor who went to Australia.
Old Beechinor was as fine a man as one could wish to see. He was supposed to be studying for the church.
One time Edward Thomas (Babe)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:31
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Ballinamona is the next townland to Abbeymahon - from which it is separated by a public road. Ballinamona is in Barryroe parish, and Abbeymahon formerly belonged to Barryroe, but is now in Timoleague parish.
At one time, Jones, a Protestant minister lived in Beechinors place.
Beechinor came from Cahir, which is, I think, in Ballineen parish.
Thomas Beechinor had three wives. One was a Walshe woman from Fermoy or Mallow Another was a Coughlan woman, and a third was a widow, Mrs Baldwin from
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:27
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Bandon, and was a friend of Mrs. Dan Leary's. The place was a wreck in Hearten's time and Billy Perrott of the "Bank" was watching it. Both Dan Leary's wife and Hearten's daughter (Mrs. Tom Lovell) were great drunkards. Tom Lovell had no family, and he brought his brother, Ben Lovell there and Ben Lovell's son, Tommy Lovell, is the present occupier.
In the same field in which Lovell's house is built, is the Abbeymahon graveyard. Robert Hayes grew tobacco in the lower part of the field near the graveyard, and he also tried to grow two crops of potatoes in the year
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:23
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He had a son and a daughter - the son was called "Wessey" and was no use as a farmer. He went off the America.
Dan Leary and his wife were caretakers for Lovell. Dan Leary was an uncle to Jerry Kingston of Ahafore, Timoleague. J. Kingston is now 86 or 87 years.
Dan Leary's wife was neither a Protestant nor a Catholic - she practised no religion. She was a Lovell from Skeheen west of Clogagh in Timoleague Parish. 'Twas she brought Tom Lovell to Abbeymahon and made "a match" for him and Hearten's daughter - Anne Hearten. Lovell was from Kilpatrick - north of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:19
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Abbeymahon graveyard is built in the bottom of the field in which Lovell's house is built.
A Mannix lived in Lovell's place at one time - neither my father nor Jer Mahony who are both over 80 years remember him. The first horse my father remembers with his father was a horse which the latter bought from Mannix.
Robert Hayes who lived there afterwards was an army pensioner who had a pension of "five thirteen per day. (5/5)
Hearten next lived there. He was a land valuer
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:16
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red-faced man like his father Bill Brien lived in the big house for a while, but not for the last 50 years.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:15
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were bad friends, as Bateman's children used be knocking down cocks of hay and doing other damage and Bill Brien was very faithful to Perrott. One time Bill Brien pulled a ladder from Bateman, and Bateman fell. He summoned Bill Brien and had near getting him bound to the peace. Some of Bateman's family were living in Cork - one son had a motor of his own for hire - during the Civil War in Ireland. One time he drove people to Clonakilty - when there were no trains - and he told them "he was born in the bank[?] in Abbeymahon".
He was a big, tall, foxy,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:12
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From this plank is a path going through Mr Twomey's land in Kilmona.
To cure warts people got a white stone for every wart they had on their hands and put them into a bag and place them between four cross roads, and leave them there.If any one picked up the bag he would get the warts and they would leave the other person.
Up the Black-Road there are white stones up on the ditch in remembrance of a man who got killed coming home from a fair.
There is one mass path going up to the church.
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2019-04-24 21:11
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Deane, was married to Ben Daunt of Currihivern. Daunt had no family and Freddy Perrott, Robert's son, has that place at present.
Another of Robert's sisters-in-law was married to a Robert Bateman, a solicitors clerk. This Bateman and his family were living in Abbeymahon for some time. There was a big barn in from of the house, and Bateman knocked it down, as "twas obstructing the view, and Robert Perrott was very unthankful to him for doing so.
Bill Brien - grandfather of Tim Brien at the mill - was caretaker for Perrott while Bateman was living in "big house". Bill Brien and Bateman
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:05
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in Ardgehane, all he has was one brake of furze near Jimmy Faid's house (Foley) and one cow. He used have a furze spade for bruising the furze for the cow. The first place that offered before he came to Abbeymahon was a farm of 14 acres belonging to one Andy Murphy - a friend of Mrs. Brophy's, Lislevane. He bought that and he afterwards gave 7 acres of it to Robert, and 7 to Tom - his sons.
Then he came to Abbeymahon Siobhán Ní Mhuirthille and her husband, Hayes, were the occupiers of Abbeymahon before his time. He got Abbeymahon as a gift from the Ladies Boyle who lived
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 21:03
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who was learning shoemaking before he went. A daughter married a Fitzpatrick of Desert, Clonakilty and another daughter, Thomasina, died as a young girl of 27 years, in July 1870, and was buried in Timoleague Protestant Church-yard - the burying place of the Perrotts.
Robert Perrott, the son, married Elizabeth Deane of Lislevane and went in there as "clainn isteach". 'Twas he got Abbeymahon from the father old Billy - He used to live in Lislevane and spend the summers with his wife and children - Freddy and Hilda - in Abbeymahon.
Robert's sister-in-law, Susie
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2019-04-24 21:03
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The local roads are -, the Glen Road which leads from Mourne-Abbey to Blarney through Rathduff, the Commons Road which leads from Lissavoura to Bottle-hill, the Old Mallow Road which leads from Cork to Mallow through White-Church, The New Mallow Road was made as relief work during the famine time. The road from Pairceanna Cross to Át-na-Órna was made about ninty years ago and it was one of the relief schemes. The blind Boreen leads from the Black-Road to one of Mr. Coleman's fields in Rathduff.
This is one of the oldest roads in the district and is not used now. People worked at road work for twelve hours every day. There is an old path leading from Rathduff Bridge to the Glen-road near Mr. Riordan's house in Bally-grogan. This path was made by the school-children.
Before bridges were made the rivers were crossed by stepping-stones or planks. There is a path between Mr. Roche's gate and Át-na-Órna,
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2019-04-24 20:57
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had shelves on the inside round the walls. It is still in very good repair. Donovan's father, Tadhg Sheáin, used go north to Perrotts, every Sunday after Courtmacsherry Mass and stay there till dinner time. Billy's wife used be greasing the son's working boots with lard. His wife was a Scott from Coolmain side, near where Donn Byrne lived. They had five sons, Robert whose son is in Lislevane to-day, Thomas, whose son is in Silver Hill, Courtmacherry, another in Lackenduff, Clonakilty. John in Baurleigh, and Arthur in Meelin near Bandon, and a son William who went to America, and
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2019-04-24 20:55
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When you are going out Newtown road you come to a big cross then turn to your left and you go up a big hill until you come to a wood. In the very middle of that wood there is a cave shaped like a mans head. In this cave there is a chest of gold and on it is a dead soldier. This wood is called the Friar's wood and the English soldiers left the treasure there. They left a dead man minding it.
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2019-04-24 20:52
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the neighbours would not see them. They used cross the land going home - across our land and Lovell's, and out at the bottom of Páirc A' Cuimín.
'Twas in the Bank Perrott made all his money. Jer Manoney used say that one morning after breakfast he took £9 in Interest. At first he had the Bank in his own house, and customers used go in there doing their business.
Perrott didn't want that, so he built a small house (down from his own house) which used be called the Bank. It had a chimney, and had 3 steps leading to the door, and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 20:49
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It was an old custom long ago with tailors to put either a penny or a half penny in the pockets of the suit he would have made. Some say it was to hansel the suit. Others say that the person that would wear the suit would always have luck. Some used to put a half-penny more in each pocket. They used to put a half-penny in one pocket and a penny in another pocket and so on like that. Many people used not go to a tailor that would not put something in the pockets of the suit.
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2019-04-24 20:49
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in Courtmacsherry.
Billy Perrott wasn't long in Abbeymahon when he started his Bank on a small scale, and he had a great many customers, especially from Barryroe.
If a person brought a shilling with him. he'd get £1. If not he'd get 19s. and would get 20 weeks to pay the 20 Shillings.
Any case did not fail him to recover his money except one - a Tomás Ó Cuinneagán (Cunningham) from Kilbrittain parish, who did not pay. Donovan's father, Tadhg Sheáin, used go bail for a great many people from Barryroe. The Barryroe people used come mostly at nightfall, so that
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 20:47
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is disappeared. This pig, hound or devil was also seen by a priest going on a sick call.
There are heaps of stones on the ditch near the Black-road in remembrance of a man who was killed ten years ago.
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2019-04-24 20:45
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Receiver:- Evans Byrne
93, Faythe,
Wexford
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2019-04-24 20:44
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"Hansel Monday" is the day before "Shrove Tuesday". This is what happens on that day:-A person gives a friend a sum of money and the friend gives it to another and son on until that night. Then who-ever has it keeps it. This is how it started:- A noble man who was a native of New Ross was out walking one day when he met an old woman who was believed to be a fairy. She had a new shawl on her and she asked him to "hansel" it. He gave her a shilling and she gave it to her son and he gave it to his friend and it went on like that until that night a young boy got it and he did not give it away. That is why the person who gets it at night keeps it.
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2019-04-24 20:44
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in Ardgehane, all he has was one brake of furze near Jimmy Taid's house (Foley) and one cow. He used have a furze spade for bruising the furze for the cow. The first place that offered before he came to Abbeymahon was a farm of 14 acres belonging to one Andy Murphy - a friend of Mrs. Brophy's, Lislevane. He bought that and he afterwards gave 7 acres of it to Robert, and 7 to Tom - his sons.
Then he came to Abbeymahon Siobhán Ní Mhuirthille and her husband, Hayes, were the occupiers of Abbeymahon before his time. He got Abbeymahon as a gift from the Ladies Boyle who lived
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 20:43
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The Local Roads are known as -, the Black-Road, the Glen-Road and the old Mallow Road.
The Black-Road leads from Six-mile-water to Rathduff. The Glen Road leads from Blarney to Mourne-Abbey. The Old Mallow Road leads from Cork to Mallow by Kilmona. Parts of it are still used, some by the public, and other parts for farmers, and some of it is not used at all. The Old Kerry Road leads from Cork to Kerry by Matchy, and is still used.
Mrs. Golden was going to mass one Sunday and at the Cross-road she saw a little and picked it up. There were five stones in it and in a week's time she had five warts on her hand.
At Ballinraha cross near Blarney about twenty years ago a man was coming home at about five o'clock in the evening. A hound appeared before him and walked some distance along the road after him, then it changed into a pig, after a while
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2019-04-24 20:39
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Long ago when the people would open a new shop and the first man or woman in was to "hansel" it. Another thing is that if a person bought a new bag or a new case or a new purse bag the person that would have bought it for another person they would always put sixpence in it for good luck or for a "hansel" because it was an old custom that when anybody would be giving a present of a purse it was the custom that they should put something in for luck.
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2019-04-24 20:37
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On the main road from Timoleague to Courtmacsherry is the townland of Abbeymahon which is in the parish of Timoleague. Near the public road is a farmers house now owned by Denis Donovan, who bought the house and farm from Robert Perrott about 15 or 16 years ago.
Robert Perrott's father was Billy Perrott. Before Billy Perrott came into possession of Abbeymahon, he was a school master in Ardgehane school - or what we used call Abbeymahon Protestant school, because it is in the Electoral Division of Abbeymahon.
When Billy Perrott was teaching
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2019-04-24 20:33
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scraped by a grater into a basin in which some very clean water has been poured. The scraped potatoes and water were stirred up and put through a strainer. The water was then left to rest when a powdery sediment went to the bottom of the basin. The water was again poured off taking great care not to disturb the powder at the bottom. This was repeated three or four times. The powder was then left to dry.
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2019-04-24 20:33
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do dhéanamh díot féin."
One of the Céitinn put a face and eyes on him, and went west to Denny Michael's father who didn't known him. He said that he supposed it was a bligeárd buachaill aimsire atá ag Mícheál OMurchadha nó coigcríoch d'fhear oibre atá ag Neillí Cléirigh a bhí ann.
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2019-04-24 20:30
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The best potatoes to make it were the big-overgrown ones. They were washed very clean, peeled and
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2019-04-24 20:30
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him, but anyhow he said he had to keep to the dykes. Fr. Barry worked the farm attached to the house. One time he sent down to Abbey for help to cut the corn. Pake's father was the only one to go.
Fr. Barry did not get on with the Crones in Páirc a' Cuimín (a town-land some miles south of Timoleague). One time he said:-
"A chlann Crón ar a'gCuimín
Nár mhairig siad a ndath."
Another time one of the Crones didn't respond very generously to some collection and he said:
"Níorbhfiú dhuit caochóg ar chóisire
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2019-04-24 20:30
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them in a dish of water for about two or three weeks and every second day they steeped them and put clean water on them. Then about the end of the week they would be as white as snow and then the people used to starch the clothes with the starch.
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2019-04-24 20:29
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Before bridges were made rivers were crossed by fords or planks. There is a plank between Mr. Roche's Gate and Át-na-órna. From this plank a path leads through Twomey's land in Kilmona.
To cure warts a person should put a white stone into a bag for every wart they had and leave it at a crossroad. The person picked up the bag would get the warts.
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2019-04-24 20:27
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Long ago the people would not buy starch. They used to make the starch with potatoes. The people used to get potatoes, cut them and put
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2019-04-24 20:26
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(a) The way they used to make starch long ago was to grate the potatoes and put them into a basin with water on them and leave them resting for a time. Then the water was drained off and a white substance remained at the bottom called starch.
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2019-04-24 20:25
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Fr. Barry (P.P. of Barryroe) lived in the house now occupied by Con Regan N.T. When he died his funeral went west to Lislevane and east the Abbey Road to Courtmacsherry. 'Twas a great funeral. My mother said she used to hear that everyone who was able to go to Mass was at it. They were put into "Auntie Norries", and one person was put in charge of the two families. My father said he met the funeral over in the road. He didn't know if he had shoes on
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2019-04-24 20:23
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First some flowery potatoes are boiled. They are then freed from all lumps. Flour and salt are then added, being mixed together. They are then left there for some hours. After this they are put on a hot griddle. When baked they are then buttered and served hot.
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2019-04-24 20:20
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First boil some good potatoes. Then peel them and mash them and mix them with flour and a little butter. Then put them on a hot griddle. When they are done, split them down through the middle and put plenty of butter between them and eat them hot.
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2019-04-24 20:17
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(a) Potatoe-cakes are made with flour, a pinch of salt, and bread-soda. Some use butter-milk, but the way they made them in olden times was:- they used no butter-milk, they boiled the potatoes, peeled them, then mashed them up. They put a pinch of salt and bread-soda in them and kept putting in the flour, kneading all the time until they had enough flour in. It is much easier to make them by putting in a small supply of butter-milk as the kneading is not so heavy. Next heat the pan, shake on some flour, and bake until each side is brown. It does not take long.
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2019-04-24 20:12
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(i) Long ago in the winter you would see the people coming from the sea-shore with a car full of sea-weed and then the men would spread it all over the land and leave it there until about March. Then the men would cover it over with the plough. Then the sea-weed was turned into manure. In April the people would get the plough and turn over the soil and then the men would go after the plough with their "práiscíns" with their seed potatoes in them and they putting them down.
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2019-04-24 20:10
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The local roads are -, The Black Road, the Glen Road, the Newline, Boreen na Carrige, the Commons Road. The Black-Road leads from Six-Mile-Water to Glen Road at Rathduff. The Glen Road leads from Mourne-Abbey to Blarney. The Newline leads from Cork to Mallow. Boreen na Carrige leads from Rockhill to the Glen Road. The Commons Road leads from Lissavoura to Bottle-hill. O'Donovan's Road formerly called Barry's lane leads from Donovans Bridge in the Glen-Road to Barry's Cottage in the Newline. There is a fort in this lane and people do not like to pass this fort after dark because fairies were once seen there.
Some of these roads were made during the famine times by the relief schemes. The road from Pairceanna to Át-na-Orna was made about ninty years ago by the relief schemes. People worked at four pence a day for twelve hours every day.
There is an old path leading from Rathduff Bridge to the Glen-Road near Mr. Riordan's House.
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2019-04-24 20:07
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hands and knock the top out of the ring. When the top was knocked out of the ring three times it would be brought to a place called the "Baby-house". Here the spike of the top would be stuck in the ground. Then each of the boys would get ten smacks each at the top with the spike of their own tops. Even if the top was broken in pieces there would be no fighting.
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2019-04-24 20:04
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acre. The grower who had even two acres was considered a large grower indeed. The growers in these days did not completely derive their livelihood from the raspberry production, as most of them had the weaving as other means of support. It was about this time that the adjoining village of Julianstown, and Gormanstown went into raspberry production. But the area under raspberries in Duleek was greater than these two villages, as they went in more for apples, gooseberries and plums. The fruit garden in these old days were all situated in the north bank of the Nanny river and in most cases sloped slightly to the north. The soil is of a very freeable nature and has a good depth on a gravelly subsoil in limestone.
The soil and situation in and around Duleek, Julienstown and Stamullen are claimed by experts to be the most suited for raspberry cultivation in Ireland.
The method of cultivation was as follows:-
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2019-04-24 20:04
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Preparation of the Soil.
The holding intended for the planting of raspberries was trenched up to a depth of 12 inches with a spade, in the months of October or November. It was left in this state until
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2019-04-24 20:03
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behind his back and one of the boys would tip him on the finger. If he could name that boy the latter would have to turn his face to the wall.
(g) Off-and after:- The number of boys playing would be divided into two halves. One half would go off and hide and the other half would follow them When they were caught the other half would go off and hide.
(h) They boys used go out around the country with their caps and coats turned inside out. One of them would have a cow's horn, turned into a bugle, and he would blow it his best.
(i) Bacon:- A circle would be drawn on the ground and a piece of paper put in the middle of it. Each boy would have a pegging-top and he would fire it at the piece of paper. The farthest top away from it would be put in the ring. The boys would then spin their tops and pick them up on their
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2019-04-24 19:57
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cuireadh sé iad féin agus an cuighe anáirde.
Uaireanta caithfhead an díonadóir an chuighe a bíonn anáirde aran tigh, caithfead sé é a baint de má beadh sé dreóidhte.
Caithfead dreimire a bheith ag gac aon díonadíor ag cur tuighe anáirde ar thig,
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2019-04-24 19:53
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(e) "Ball in the cap":- All the boys that would be playing would put their caps up against a wall. One of them would have a ball and he would throw it at the caps. Whatever cap it went into the owner would get it and throw it at the nearest boy to him. Then that boy would throw the ball and so on.
(f) Tip the finger:- There would be a number of boys playing and one of them would have his face turned towards the wall. He would put his hand
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2019-04-24 19:48
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game is over, whichever parish wins they all go to the nearest public house to celebrate it, and very often they light large bone-fires.
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2019-04-24 19:46
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(c) "Harry the Brogue" :- There is an old game called "Harry the Brogue". It is played with eight men sitting in a line. They are counted to see who would be the man who would be "on it". This game is played with a leather belt. Each man passes it under their legs to see would the man that is "on it" get it. When he cannot find it he gets a very severe crack off the fellows, that has it. Once, this game was played and a crowd of spectators were looking on. The man that was looking for the "brogue" as it is called, got so outraged that he struck one of the players and it ended in a free fight.
(d) "Horse-Shoe":- Another old game called "horse-shoe" is played with six horse shoes. A spike is stuck in the ground about two feet in length. The men stand back twenty yards. This game is so interesting that parishes challenge each other. It is chiefly played in the parishes of Black-Water, Ballymurn, Screen, The Ballagh and Castlebridge. After the
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2019-04-24 19:31
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(a) "Four corners" :- Five persons only can play. The five persons run for each corner and the odd person has to try and get into one of the corners when the others are running from one corner to another.
(b) "Colours" :- Colours is another game. Any number of persons can play. Each person is told a colour then two persons go over to the wall. One is supposed to be the devil and the other an angel. Then they go over to the colours and the colours say "All the birds in the air, all the fishes in the sea could not find me out-red", and if any of them can find who "red" is that colour must go with him. Which ever of the two persons gets the most colours wins.
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2019-04-24 19:26
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2019-04-24 19:24
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The change in the weather is known by the sailors and old people of Wexford by different signs such as:-
Signs of Rain:-
(1) A ring around the moon
(2) A red sunrise
(3) A cat sitting with its backs to the fire
(4) Sea-gulls flying over the land.
Signs of a Storm:-
(1) A new moon or half moon on its back.
(2) A "cock's eyes" around the moon.
(3) The curfew's cry at night
(4) Swift clouds
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2019-04-24 19:22
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A special herb called "Horehound" seems to be a favourite cure in Wexford for cuts & sores. It must be picked in the morning.
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2019-04-24 19:20
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(d) There is a herb called "canavanbig"; it is chiefly used for curing worm-fever, but it must be gathered at dawn by a woman called Mary for nine days. The same woman must rub the feet and hands of the child for nine days.
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2019-04-24 19:16
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(a) A cure for swelling is the fat of a goose or if it was a sprain in your foot to put it in under a running river.
(b) A good cure for boils is to mix up fresh butter, new milk and soap and put it on them
(c) A cure for sore eyes is to wash them in cold black tea.
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2019-04-24 19:15
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Before leaving they had a breakfast of potatoes and sprats.
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2019-04-24 19:14
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My father went to Bandon about 50 years ago with a load of corn for a neighbour
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2019-04-24 19:14
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Paddy Brien's house in Lower Abbey was the first house in the townland to have slate put on it. Before Paddy's grandfather settled down there - he - old Jer Brien and his sisters were living in Abbeymahon. Some amadán round the place thought he should get one of the sisters, and as he didn't get her, he set fire to the house one Sunday during the hour of Second Mass.
The Ladies Boyle then gave slate to cover the house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 19:12
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Long ago if people wanted to cure warts they used to get a small stone for each wart they had and lay one stone on each wart, Then they put the stones into a bag and threw it away. The first person who took the bag it their hands the warts would leave you and go on to that person.
(b) If you are a sufferer from "warts" and you are out for a walk in the country and you find a juice snail apply it to the warts. Then put the snail on a thorn to die. As soon as the snail dies the warts will disappear. Do not go out and look for a snail purposely.
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2019-04-24 19:07
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splash him with mud, or knock him in a wet dyke.
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2019-04-24 19:06
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Seán Crónachán (R.I.P.) lived in Cregane. One day he met "Min above's" uncle, Mike, in the "bóithrín. They both had some cows - and each endeavoured to drive his own cows forward. Seán got the upper hand of Mike who had to drive back his cows to make way for Sean's. Mike said, "dá mbeadh an "back" agam-sa, ní déanfá an méid sin liom."
Mike used take off his drawers at the Croisín, wash it in stream there, and put it on him again immediately.
In olden days, it used be the fashion to watch a person having a new suit, and
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2019-04-24 18:46
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The (-) Blacksmith = Pháirch na Gabann
The gate field - Pháiurch á Gheátha
The Bridge field - Páirch a Dhróicheadh Droichid

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

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

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

Mháire Ni Chaoimh
Cíllín Dhúbláigh
Maínisthir ná Córan
Co Chorcaighe
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2019-04-24 18:28
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díreach nuair do chuir Peaid an cheist "Mhuise a mhaoineach, what sort of a amadáinín is that?" Fuair sé an freagra go tapaidh agus go lán-eólgasach "Oh, his father was a carrier and his mother was a punther".
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2019-04-24 18:24
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Sean Pheaid Ráileans do chomhnaigh i mBaile-na-Giulcaidhe i bparóisde Thuar-an-Fhíona timcheall caogadha bliadhain ó shoin. Siúnéir a bhí ann agus an chéird go maith aige. Ba mhall-ghluaiseacht éigin a chuid cainnte agus níor bhféidir é bhogadh as a bhog-stróc féin. Bhí sé ina shean-fhear nuair do chuireasa aithne air. Thagadh sé chun mo tigh-se gach tráthnóna Sathairn chun go mbearrfadh m'athair é mar bhí criothán trom ann féin.
Bíodh prátaí curtha aige i leacha feirmeora a bhíodh peaid féin tar éis leath na bliaina a caitheamh á romhar. Bhuail sé amach lá chuntriúr do bhaint as na prátaí nua. Ráinigh gur bhuail cohmarsa leis agus d'iarr conas a bhí na prátaí. "Muise", arsa sé "tá siad go mion, fánach, fíreannach, fluich, dubh, bog agus sindeis".
Lá amháin dúirt sé le mac leis dul fé dhéin birtín luachra agus d'iarr an mac as Béarla 2Wgere'll I get it, I said". Tháinigh an freagra go mín, mall, réidh, tais "Up in the shiminí, Dan".
Ag cur síos do ar dhearóil a chomhnuig sa cheanntar dúirt sé mar seo agus gan deithneas ar domhan - "Tobar na Leac agus Tobar na mBreac agus Tobar na Stuaice agus an Tobar san taobh thuaidh de, Shúghfadh an fear san gach aon bhraon a headh ionta dá mur fuiscí nó pórtur é".
Babhta bhuail sé chun tighe m'athair agus bhí duine des na comharsain tar éis coileán do bhronnadh orainn. De réir deallraimh bhíodh tar éis innsint conas a 'fuaradh' an maidrín. mar
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2019-04-24 18:12
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People generally have objects of value in their home. They keep an image of Our Blessed Lady or St. Joseph. They are kept in small boxes. They are usually made of silver and are very small about one inch long. These must have been made by some good artist, and were made fifty years ago. Palm is used on Palm Sunday, for on the first Palm Sunday the Jews spread palm in front of Our Lord.
It is supposed to be unlucky to pick flowers on May Even. On St. Patrick's day shamrocks and green badges are worn.

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

When you go into the house you must not speak to anyone.
Another custom is to get a branch of Rowan tree and decorate it with may flowers and primroses and leave it in the middin standing. Then strew may-flowers into each outhouse door and on the doorstep
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2019-04-24 17:52
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The following song was composed to welcome Canon Coyne to the parish of Boyle.
I
It was on the twenty day of
December.
In ninteen hundred and four.
the scene I witness in this town.
I never had seen before.
The people strolled their way to Boyle.
To bid a welcome home
To the very Rev. Canon Coyne.
From the holy city Rome.
II
Until six o'clock that evening
It was to people quite unknown
That he arrived upon the train.
From the eternal city Rome.
Rockets they were flying up.
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2019-04-24 17:44
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To release me they did go.
But it was no use in petitioning.
They said that I should die,
On the ninth of February
ninty five
Upon the scaffold high.
IV
The hour it approaching,
I hear the death-bell toll,
The hangman he is punn-
ioning,
And I must give up my soul,
For I own that I am innocent
That is all I have to say,
"May the Lord forgive my enemies
Upon the Judgement Day."
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2019-04-24 17:43
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And the judge to me did say,
"The ninth of February 95
Will be your dying day."
When I heard my sentence
pass
To Judge Palace I did say,
"The jury found me guilty
without the least delay
and I sweat to you that
Donovan
I never yet did known
May the Lord forgive my enemies
That has proved my over-thow.
III
My Blessing on the Mayor of Cork
and his people there also.
In hundreds they were petitioning.
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2019-04-24 17:41
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I own I was a sport's man,
with spirits light and gay.
But those spys and paid informers
who swore my life away
On the twenty of April
In the year of ninty four
That is the night, Dear Sister Jane,
Its lony you may deplore.
When I was taken prisoner
The police to me did say,
"Tis for the murder of Jim Donovan
We arrest you on this day"
It was at the Cork assizes
My enemies they all swore
That I did murder Donovan
And left him in his gore.
The jury found me guilty
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The following song was composed forty three years ago by John Swiss before he was hanged for the alleged murder of Jim Donovan: –
Farewell, a dearest sister Jane.
A fond and last adieu.
At the early age of thirty five
I now must part from you
For the murder of Jim Donovan,
I am condemned to die,
On the ninth of February
ninty five,
Upon the scaffold high.
"I am John Swiss from Castle Island.
And as true as is my name,
I never did commit a crime,
That I'd deny the same."
II
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2019-04-24 17:36
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shorts. The Derryknochern team won.
The ball was never kicked from one townland to the other. The refereeing was done by a man who used to stand on a high bank that was there and he used to blow a whistle for the ball to be thrown in. The type of ball used was of soft leather. It was about seven inches in diameter.
Goal posts were put up. Other amusements were weight-throwing and hand-ball. The hand-ball was played up against ends of houses.
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2019-04-24 17:36
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If you see the dog eating grass it is a sure sign of rain also.
Sean Gill
Standard VI.
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2019-04-24 17:36
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I visited my grandfather a few days ago. His name is John Gill, of Drumaweir. He has a lot of folklore. He told me some signs of the weather. Here are some of them. If the stars are shining very brightly it is a sign of frost. If the sun is red when she is going down in the evening it is a sign of frost also. When you see the birds flying very low about the fields it is a sign of a storm. If you take a stone out of the sea and leave it lying on the ground and if it gets damp it is a sign of rain. When there is a blue blaze in the fire it is a sign of rain. If you see no stars out it is a sign of rain. If the sky is dark and cloudy it is a sign of rain or if there is a ring around the moon. If the mountains and sea are very close, it is a sign of rain or of a storm. If the smoke goes up to the sky very calmly it is a sign of rain. If there is a strong gale of wind there is going to be a storm of thunder and lightning. If you see the cat washing her face it is a sure sign of rain.
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2019-04-24 17:35
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a referee and when the ball went off the goal post he blew a whistle to stop the game until the ball was got.
There was a match played locally about five years ago. It was held in a low flat field in front of out house. I twas between two townlands Derryknochern and Brislagh. Derryknochern team were dressed in white and red shorts. The Brislagh team were dressed in white and blue
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2019-04-24 17:34
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vening. Derrygola and Brislagh played. There were eleven men on each side. The best men in each townland were picked. The match was played in the biggest and levellest meadow in either townland. Derrygola won. The players were dressed in short trousers and short jerseys.
Hurling was not played much or football in olden times in this district. When players were playing they used to wear short white trousers.
When matches were played there was always
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2019-04-24 17:32
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People used play foot-ball in olden times. The best kickers were chosen. There were about ten in each team which used to be playing in my district. The ball was made of strong leather. The players wore light clothes and the two teams wore different clothes. There were two poles put down in the ground for goals.
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2019-04-24 17:31
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Hurling and Football
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2019-04-24 17:25
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I looked through a pane of glass and I saw the dead carrying the living.
A ship.
It was a month old when Moses was born and it is a month today.
The moon.
As round as an apple, as flat as a pan, the half of a woman and the whole of a man.
A penny.
Annie McCole
Standard VI.
7-1-35
I went up the road and I went down the road and I took the road on my back.
A ladder.
A hard working father, an easy going mother, and twelve sons.
A clock.
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2019-04-24 17:21
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A violin.
What is the difference between a stamp and a schoolmaster?
One sticks with a lick and the other licks with a stick.
Why is Ireland the richest country in the world?
Because its capital is always Dublin (doubling).
What is it was made to day, no one likes to keep and no one likes to give away?
One's bed.
What is it goes round and round the house and rests in a corner at night?
The broom.
I know a house; it would not hold a mouse and it has as many windows as are in the king's house.
A thimble.
Patrick Kealey,
Standard VI
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2019-04-24 17:03
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I am now going to describe the lark. The lark is a small bird. It is a very good singer. It is the best of all birds because when singing it goes up into the sky and sometimes it goes out of sight. It builds its nest with hay and hair. It puts its nest in a tuft of grass in a field. It never builds it nest in a house. The lark lays four four speckled eggs and it hatches them for two weeks. When the young birds come out of the eggs the lark is kept very busy getting food for them.
The weather may be judged by birds. The sea gull shows many signs. When the sea gull is inland it is going to rain.
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2019-04-24 16:57
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There are many wild birds found in our district, such as the crow, the jackdaw, the lark, the seagull, the robin, the thursh, the blackbird, the finch, the goldfinch, the green linnet and the yellow hammer.
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2019-04-24 16:42
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are heard in the evenings, when it is going to rain. Other little birds come around the farm yards when there is going to be a storm.
It is said, that when Our Lord was carrying the cross to Calvary a robin flew and lay on Our Lords hand. A drop of blood fell on its breast. That is why the red breast is on the robin.
There are a few birds which follow the cuckoo when in flight. The "keelog" and the linnet follow the cuckoo to prevent it from robbing other birds nests.
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2019-04-24 16:36
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The wild birds usually found in our district are, the wildgoose, the wild duck, the swallow, the cookoo, and the corncrake. These birds migrate after the summer.
The swallow is a bird which always builds its nest in a shed, or on the beam of a roof in an old house. The swallows nest is made of clay, mud and moss. It is lined with feathers and hair. The swallow lays a small egg. The egg has a small brown spot on it. This bird sits on the eggs for about three weeks.
Boys are told that it is a sin to rob birds nests.
When the wildgeese and wild ducks are seen inland, there is a storm at sea. The curlews cries
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2019-04-24 16:27
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Fig. 2.
A Cooper's Compass sketched from actual size. Above is over fifty years old.
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2019-04-24 16:24
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My native townland is Ballydaheen in the Parish of Bruff and the Barony of (?).
Five families consisting in all of about twenty persons from the population of my home townland. Taking the townland in itself each family name occurs but once, but then some neighbouring townlands are included, the ancient names of O'Donnell and Moloney are most numerous. Thatched houses are practically extinct in Ballydaheen, being replaced by comfortable slate farmers' houses and trim well-kept cottages. The name of the town-land is derived from Baile Dáithín or the townland of little David is shrouded in mystery and buried in the dust of oblivion.
Houses were far more numerous formerly.
All traces of many homes have disappeared while many smoke-blackened gables inform the world that beneath their shade once dweled a family. For too many people the land of the Stars and Stripes was too strong while others sought a home beneath the Southern Cross. Consequently the population of the home townland dwindled.
The land of Ballydaheen is rich and heavy but owing to inefficient drainage the lower portions are liable to flooding and are useless for tillage.
Martin Quilty.
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2019-04-24 16:03
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mná boichte agus d`fhiafruigh sé dí an raibh fíos aice aon áit a gheobhadh sé obair. Dubhairt sí leis suidhe síos godtí go dtiocfadh fear a tighe isteach mar go raibh sé ag obair san tigh mor- sin tigh a dhriofiúr. Do shuidh sé síos agus chománadar agus seanacuidheacht godtí go dtáinig fear a tighe isteach. Annsan d`fhiafrigh sé den bhfear an bhféadfadh sé aon obair d`fhághail in aon áit timcheall na h-áite sin. Dubhairt sé leis fanacht go maidin agus go bhfaigheadh sé obair dó, agus do dhein an stróinseár amhlaidh. Maidin lár na mhaireach do chuaidh in bheirt aca go dtí an tigh mór agus fuaireadar obair ann. Is ins an sgiobóil a bhí an stóinseár ag obair an lá san.I lár an lae do ghaibh muc reamhar thar an doras agus do sháith sé píce innti agus do mhairbh sé í. Annsan thug sé isteach
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2019-04-24 15:57
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í agus chuir sé féin tuighe í leat taoibh í. Um thráthnóna nuair a tháinig an mhaighistir d`iarr an obairightheoír gabháil tuighe air chun leaba a dheanamh dó féin i gcoir na h-oidhche. Fuair sé an tuighe agus nuair a d`imthigh an mhaighstir chuir sé an mhuc isteach i lár an bheart-thuighe agus d`imthigh sé leis go tigh na mná boichte aris. Do thóg sé amach an mhuc agus do ghlan sé í agus chuir sé steall maith dí ar an dteine á beirbhiú. níor ith an fear ná an bhean ná na páistí aon pioc dí. d`fhan sé in aoinfeacht leó an oidhche sin airis agus chuaidh sé obair la ar na mháireach airís. An tráthnóna sin thug sé caora mór leis. Ach cúpla lá ina dhiaidh sin do bhraith muinntir an tighe mhóir go raibh muc agus cúpla caorach in easnamh ortha agus chaitheadar amhras ar an stróinséar seo.
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2019-04-24 15:54
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bhíodar ag chuimhneamh ar feadh i bhfad cionnus a gheobhaidís amach é. Dubhairt an bean tighe go leigfidís ortha iad a`bheith ag dul ar a laetheannta saoire agus go d`tabharfadh sí a cómhra dá a dhriofúr chun í do choiméad bí a mháthair chéile sa chúinne ag éisteacht leo agus dubhairt sí go raghadh sí isteach sa chómhrainn nuair a bheadh sí ullamh aca agus go bhfeádfadh sí bheith ag éisteacht tré poll na h-eochrach. Do dheineadar amhlaidh agus chuireadar a dhóithin bídh agus dighe isteach innti agus chuiread ar godtí an driofúr í. Nuair a fuair sí í bí sí go h-ana direach mar gheall ar an gcómhrainn agus ní leigfeadh sí d`aoinne dul i ngiorracht dí. Ach um tráthnóna nuair a tháinig an stróinseár (sé sin an buachaill aimsire ón dtigh mór) isteach d`fhiafruigh
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2019-04-24 15:50
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sé fad a bhí sa bhosca mhór. Annsan dubhairt an bhean gurbh í sin cómhra a driofiúr mar go raibh sí ag imtheacht as bhaile. D`fhiafraigh sé airís cad a bhí ann agus dubhairt sí ná raibh fios aici. Annsan dubhairt sé ná beadh sí sa tigh gan fios aige féin cad a bhí sa chómhrainn. Thóg sé an ramhain a bhí in aice leis agus bhain sé an clúdach dí agus d`fheách sé isteach agus cad a chídhfeadh sé istgh innti acht an seana bhean agus í ag ithe. Bhí fíos aige cad a thug ann í agus sár a raibh am aici focal a rádh thóg sé ceann de na bullógaibh aráin a bhí ann agus thacht sé leis í. Annsan chuir sé an clúdach air airís agus thóg sé abhaile go dtí a tigh féin í. Níor dhein sé ach an chómhra do leagaint taobh amuigh den doras. Bhí an oidche
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2019-04-24 15:50
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April 14th 1938
Old people around Newport tell us that red clouds in the west, at sunset, especially when they have a tint of purple, portend fine weather. A coppery or yellow sunset generally foretells rain, but as an indication of wet weather approaching, nothing is more certain than a halo around the moon. There is also an old rhyme in connection with the weather:
"A rainbow in the morning is the
shepherd's warning.
A rainbow in the night is the
shepherd's delight."
When the swallows fly high, fine weather may be expected, but when they fly low rain is surely approaching. Another indication of wet weather is to see the cat scraping at some article of furniture.
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2019-04-24 15:49
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ann an uair sin agus chuaidh sé go dtí an tigh ba ghiorra dó agus bhí sé sin stiall maith síos ar an mbóthar. Nuair a chuaidh sé isteach dubhairt sé go raibh an seana bhean san thuas mharbh (b`sin í an bhean a mhairbh sé féin) agus gur chuireadh suas é ag triall ar chúpla cathaoireach i gcóir na h-oidhche. Fuair sé na cathaoireacha agus chuaidh sé thar nais don áit in ar fhág sé í. Nuair a chonnaic sé an bhean marbh thóg sé amach as an gcómhrainn í agus bhuail sé anuas ar da chathaoir i gcoinnibh an dorais í.D`imigh sé leis abhaile annsan a rábh le gach éinne go rabh an seana bean sin thuas marbh (tar éis é féin í a mharbhú). Go breac moch ar maidin d`éirigh an cailín aimsire a bhí ag tigh na mná marbh aus d`osgail sí an doras ar dtúis.
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2019-04-24 15:45
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worked up and down the cross of wood breaks the butter sacs and makes a lump of the butter.
Conchubhar Ó Riain
Dún Droma
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2019-04-24 15:44
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The name of my home district is Kilmore. It got its name from a great church which once stood in it and the field where it stood is still called the Church Field.
It was used as a burying place for infants who died in the
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2019-04-24 15:43
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1 A few sups of asse's milk is a good cure for the chin cough.
2 To meet a man with a white horse and ask him for a cure anything he says would cure you.
Sean Ó Riain Ballydine.
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2019-04-24 15:41
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district and up to twenty years ago there were headstones around the field.
Pádraig Ó Lanagain
Cill-mór
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2019-04-24 15:19
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Nora Clancy, Lavally, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo.
Local Hero
A man named Taddy Taheny of Bulford Riverstown, Co. Sligo used to cut one cwt. of turf in the day for a barrel of potatoes. He used to carry the potatoes home on his back the same evening.
My father told me this.
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2019-04-24 14:33
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There were two hedge schools in the district, one at Kilcommon and another at Rear Cross. The one at Kilcommon was situated where John
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2019-04-24 14:31
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April 13th 1938
(1)
Q. Why is Birdhill compared to the Shannon?
A. Because there are Salmon in it (A family named Salmon residing there)
(2) Q. What was the exact length of the year 1888?
A. 1 3/8.
(3) Q. Why is Annaholty compared to a hospital?
A. Because there are Wards in it. (A family named Ward residing there)
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2019-04-24 14:27
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There was a cliff in Cromane where Spanish wine was imported when English Rule forbade its importation. Hence it is called "Faill an Fhíona". The cliff is not to be seen now because the sea has washed it away. But the place where it stood is still called "Faill an Fhíona".
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2019-04-24 14:25
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One bright night a girl was walking along the road to Glenbeigh. She saw a black cat on the road and kicked it. Her leg became stiff and a man stood in the cat's place.
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2019-04-24 14:19
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Person from whom I received story - Patrick Moloney
Approximate age - thirty years
Address - Bilboa, Cappamore
Paddy Power.
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2019-04-24 14:17
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There was a poet named Pat Nolan who lived Bilboa about eighty years ago. He was not a native he came from Commonaline. His mother and father had a farm in Bilboa and he worked at Duggan's dairying. Most people did not like him because he made up songs about them. He made up this song about Sheehy's pink eyes (potato).
Mr Sheehy bet a pound note Sir,
That his son Dickie would dig from the
ditch to the moat Sir,
With Garnet or Nolan the poet Sir,
For a handful of Sheehy's pink eyes.
Nolan was the best poet at that time.
Person from whom I received story} Laurence Hogan.
Address} Ballyvoreen Murroe.
What Barony} Owneybeg
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2019-04-24 14:12
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About ninety two years ago there was a great Famine. There is no one in my district who has any story about it. The Famine in 1846 affected the district very much. The district was very thickly populated before the Famine. A great number of people died. There is an old house on the top of Pat O'Donnell's hill which was then occupied and is now an old
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2019-04-24 14:02
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In 1290 tallow candles were first used in the city of Limerick.
Woollen cloth was first made in Ireland in 1376.
Sallads, carrots turnips and cabbage were brought from Holland to Ireland (Limerick) in 1509 and up to this time the Irish were rather backward in tilling the soil.
David White was the Mayor of Limerick in 1543 and was the first who carried a rod.
It was a John Hawkins who came home to Limerick from Santa Fe (Spain) who first brought us potatoes.
1570 Kilmallock was burned.
Printing in Irish characters was first introduced in Dublin by Nicholas Walsh
A most severe frost which commenced on the 3rd November and lasted till the 9th February 1683. The ice on the Shannon near the city was seven and eight feet thick. Carriages and
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In 1290 tallow candles were first used in the city of Limerick.
Woollen cloth was first made in Ireland in 1376.
Sallads, carrots turnips and cabbage were brought from Holland to Ireland (Limerick) in 1509 and up to this time the Irish were rather backward in tilling the soil.
David White was the Mayor of Limerick in 1543 and was the first who carried a rod.
It was John Hawkins who came home to Limerick from Santa Fe (Spain) who first brought us potatoes.
1570 Kilmallock was burned.
Printing in Irish characters was first introduced in Dublin by Nicholas Walsh
A most severe frost which commenced on the 3rd November and lasted till the 9th February 1683. The ice on the Shannon near the city was seven and eight feet thick. Carriages and
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2019-04-24 13:57
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The word Shannon is interpreted as Sean-abhann i.e. old river. it has few or no rocks from its mouth to the city and can be called a harbour.
Lough Gur.
Is about 14 miles south of the city and is one mile in circumference. It is surrounded by pleasant hills.
This lake serves as a local barometer, and indicates changes in the weather.
The water is generally very clear, but before a storm, or foul weather, gets of a yellowish or greenish hue, and a disagreeable smell proceeds from the wind which blows over it.
On a corner of the lake is a Castle which was one of the strongholds of the Earls of Desmond & commanded the pass between Limerick & Kilmallock. It was owned in modern times by Count de Salis (Count of the Holy Roman Empire) who sold it to the Free State Government in 1924.
Adjacent to the lake are three circles of stones supposed to have been placed there by the Druids.
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2019-04-24 13:42
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The word Shannon is interpreted as Sean-abhann i.e. old river. it has few or no rocks from its mouth to the city and can be called a harbour.
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2019-04-24 13:40
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1. Never bake bread on Friday.
2. If you have no bread (i.e. home-made cake) on a Friday, buy baker's bread or borrow some bread.
3. If you borrow sour-milk, do not attempt to return it, as it is unlucky to do so.
4. Bread is never put down to bake between the hours of 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. o'clock.
5. If you do borrow bread & have some left after use, do not throw it away - use it again.
In former times in the country we made
1. Stampy
2. Potato-cake
3. Bran-bread
4. Oatmeal bread.
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2019-04-24 13:23
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the owner might be identified.
I entered the store about 10am and missed the purse about 11am when I required it to pay for my purchases. During the hour I visited almost every department in the shop and have no recollection of leaving it behind at any one counter. The manager of the Store is aware of my loss, and will I feel sure give you every assistance in your enquiries.
I shall be deeply obliged if you can give this matter your immediate attention,
I am,
Yours faithfully,
Kathleen McGing
Dereendafderg
Drah
Claremorris
Co. Mayo
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2019-04-24 13:20
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Dereendaferg,
Srah,
Claremorris,
24/2/'38
Sergeant Griffith
Garda Síothchána Barracks
Church Street
Ballinrobe
Dear Sergeant Griffith,
While shopping this morning in Mr. Callaghan's, Bridge Street, I lost my purse and I should be grateful if you would make enquirers about it.
It was a small brown leather envelope-shaped bag with my initials stamped on the flap and contained two five pound notes, three one pound notes, and some loose change. There was nothing inside by which
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2019-04-24 13:18
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had taken the shape of turtle doves and found happiness at last.
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2019-04-24 13:18
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Long ago there lived an illustrious Chinese Mandarin, who had a beautiful daughter named Li-Chi. He shut her up in the garden as he wished her to marry some noble. However she fell in love with the gardener and they both ran away bringing with them a box of jewels so that they might live in comfort. But the Mandarin saw them and followed them with a big whip.
He caught Chang by his pig-tail. He beat him senseless and then flung him into the river. Poor Li Chi sprang in after him and shared his fate. Their bodies could not be found but a willow tree sprung up in the place and sighed a mournful dirge for the departed lovers. In its branches a pair of turtle doves built their nest and they lived and cooed all day. It was said that the souls of the lovers
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2019-04-24 13:15
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I often remember studying the cups and saucers trying to find out what the pictures on them meant. I remember one special picture and it depicts a lordly Mandarin's house in the garden by the side of a river. In a garden is a tree with mulberries and another tree laden with oranges to show how beautiful the garden is.
The story of the picture is as follows.
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2019-04-24 13:13
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Nuair a bhíonn lánamhna le pósadh déantar cleamhnas eanorra. i dteach ósta a ndéantar an cleamhnas agus a rinnear an tairgead. An oidhce sin bhíonn an bainis ann agus bíonn an fhéasta achu. Uaireannta bíonn na buachaillaí óga ann.
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Nuair a bhí an stoirm ann in 1848 bhí stoirm an-mhór ar an bhfarraige. Bhí an gaoth ag caitheamh uisce na farrige cúpla míle isteach ar an talamh. An t-uisce a bhí thart ar cuan modh bhí sé ag teacht isteach cúpla míle ó Tuar Mhíc Éadaigh. Nuair a d'eirigh na daoine ar maidin bhí bhrat salainn ar an cabaiste mar bhí a lán cabaiste san áit.
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ina talamh agus imharbhuigh duine achu an duine eile. Bhí an áit go léir ag an duine eile annsin. Tugtar Doirín dá dheirg ar an áit ó shoin agus i leith.
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for money and potatoes. If she got some potatoes she would give three back to the person that gave them to her. She was from Kilmurry.
Nell Faulkner is from Kilrush, she sells saucepans and rosary beads and holy pictures.
Mick Leur used to stay at O'Donnells and he used to tell stories about his father and mother how they travelled through the country and how they lived.
There was another travelling family called the Brandons. They travelled on foot through the country repairing tacklings. Somethings they would have more than a day's work in a house and they would stay for the night.
A man named John Burke goes around from place to place; he mends umbrellas for the people. He travels on an ass and car. He wants a lot of money when he does any job.
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There was a family known as the Delanys; they stayed at Greenes Moyralla and the people came from far away to hear them. they were good story tellers and singers. they came from Co. Tipperary. They made their living by selling lace, tarpaulin, tie pins, camphor and buckets made of tine. They took anything they would get.
There was also another family known as the Carthy's; they stayed at Hennessy's Coolmeen and people came to listen to them tell stories. They came from Ennis. They made their living by selling tins, camphor, and tie pins.
The Casey's also stayed at Henessy's Coolmeen and told stories. They made their living by selling tie pins and studs and camphor and they mended umbrellas.
John Casey is from Kilrush. He goes around to the houses selling holy pictures and statues.
There was a woman going around known as Nell op: she was asking
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from it - woods and hills and valleys. The ruins consist of a low piece of wall at one end - and small heaps of stones and monuments or headstones which are low, some embedded and only a few feet above the surface, and crosses cut on them seemingly with a sharp instrument, and sometimes two lines scratched on for the cross and only one in others. Seven bishops are supposed to be buried there.
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A large stone shaped somewhat like a cradle situated in Ballyknock is known as "Freyne's Cradle".
It is believed that gold lies buried around this rock, and also in Davidson's "Bounds".
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There is another great stone somewhat the shape of a chair situated in Ballyreddy and it is known as "Freyne's Chair". Freyne or de Freyne was a Norman who owned the land of Ballyreddy; and a story is told in Canon Healy's History of Kilkenny of how the wife of the last Freyne drowned her own child in a well, still called Cathleen Rydher's well.
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the History
Mick Flinn and a young boy named Dwyer were passing by the ruin on this particular moonlight night, having a dog of Flinn's with them. They were walking in the field just outside the ruin & called the cláirín meaning the small level field from Clár a board, a table. The dog ran into the bushes smelling around, when suddenly he gave an unearthly yell & ran home : next morning the dog was dead.
Another labouring man who was working in the field just outside the little churchyard said he head the Mass bell, ie. the bell rung during Elevation &e. ringing; pulling turnips the man was, and it is thought that it was on that spot the church was in olden times.
I visited this old graveyard in May 1934. There is an iron gate - a small one leading into from the road: there is a pathway from this gate through a wet, marshy field, and there stands the ruin, with trees and bushes growing thickly around it. It is a small place, but high and flat, and a fine view and beautiful scenery can be seen
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There is also a ruin of an ancient convent or Monastery called Teampall Gillíns situated in Ballyfoyle on the land of a farmer named Flinn. About 30 or 40 years ago some strangers (archaeologists probably) one of whom was a priest visited this ruin and took photos. They warned Mick Flinn not to destroy or till or otherwise interfere with this ruin or the bushes surrounding it. This ruin is described in Canon Carrigan's History of Ireland.
An incident which occurred one bright moonlight night is not recorded in
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Legend
=== (Black, Thin) - Laneways
=== (Black, Wide) - Mullinavat Road
=== (Green) - Old Coach Road
=== (Blue) - Waterford Road - New Line
=== (Orange) - Barney Arrig Bearna Dearg
=== (Yellow) - The Boher Gannee - Bótar na Gainime
=== (Brown) - The Bridle Road
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Caddagh, Mullingar.
Got story from Peter Fitzsimons, Killadoran, Caddagh, Mullingar.
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(Senior) Delvin, Westmeath.
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walked into his house and complained of a terrible burning burn. "Away, says he, "until you give me back my butter. "Let me give you a hand to churn", says she. They did and all at once the churn filled up with butter but before he would relieve her of her burning he made her promise that she would never take anyones butter any more.
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[Drawing] - Map
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Fr Dan Kennedy, P.P. of Ballingarry whose remains are interred in the Pike church lived at the foot of Knockshegowns in the house now occupied by Bob Horan The Robinsons of Fairy Hill House, who was his landlords evicted him. As he was leaving he walked down the avenue to the avenue gate. Then he turned around and shaking his fist said, "There will be Kennedys in this parish when there will be no trace of a Robinson". His words have come to pass. there are several families named
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Shanbogh lying on the river side of the Mullinavat Road is know as Shanbogh Upper. It is not very apparent why as the land is on the whole very much lower than that on the other side of the road which is know as Shanbogh Lower.
However those terms are now practically obsolete and few can tell the difference between them.
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Estate about a hundred years ago.
The New Line
This is the new road between New Ross and Waterford. It was built during the famine years (1847 - Ned Fortune)
According to Mrs Greene the women of Shanbogh worked at the construction of the road and were usually employed at breaking stones.
The road to Ballycurrin already referred to, was also built about this time.
The road continuing from the school up towards Seaneen's Cross is known a the Mullinavat Road. A number of laneways lead off this, named after the people whose houses they lead to. Part of the one leading to Cassins, Sullivans, and Prendergasts would I imagine be part of the Old Norman Road leading to Ballyreddy.
Upper Shanbogh.
The land of
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a crowd of yeomen coming. He hid behind a hedge until they came up. When they came he stood and said as if to his friends "to be ready". The yeomen troops galloped away. Meany fired shots after them, but they all escaped.
He remained hiding in this parish, but was betrayed, through jealously to the yeoman by a girl who brought him food from a farmer's house. The soldiers came to the place where he was hiding and fired about a dozen bullet at him. Then then carried his body to the town and hung it in chains in the market-place.
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the neighbours who had a great love for him.
Meany and his fellow outlaws called a council one night where one of the party proposed attacking a certain gentleman's house 7 miles away for the purpose of getting food. This gentleman was the O'Carroll of Kilfadda Castle. Meany did not agree with this proposal but all his comrades were against him so he had to give his consent.
The fellow that made the proposal was great with the cook in Kilfadda Castle and so he told her not to bolt the door on the night that the castle was to be attacked. The castle fell an easy prey to Meany, who became unpopular with the people for his act. He then had to leave Redwood Castle and he went to a certain parish in Offaly.
One day when returning to his hiding place Meany saw
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(The Red Gap - An Bearna Dear)
Ned said that he head from someone that "arrig" had to do with "red". So, the Barney arrig probably means - The Red Gap. He could advance no reason for this name. If there is one, it is not now very obvious.
Where the Old Coach Road i.e. the road to Waterford, leaves Shanbogh and enters the adjoining townland of Forrestalstown, the road is known as the Clúdábn, according to Ned.
Bridle Road
This is a short road leading from the Old Coach Road across the "New Line" into Annaghs. No one seems to know why it is called The Bridle Road. At present it is about two hundred yards in lenght and joinst two roads to-gether.
According to Mrs Greene it was used as a pass for the people who worked on the Annagh
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I Thomas Whyte Kilfadda aged 14 years heard this story from my mother Mrs Whyte Kilfassa, who heard it from her uncle Din Hough bout 30 years ago.
James Meany was born in Co. Galway but not many years after his birth his father and the whole family removed to a place called Killycross near Redwood. When James grew up he was very popular in his district as a hurler.
After some years Meany joined the United Irishmen and son became one of their captains. He was marked for vengeance after the 1798 rising and got orders to surrender but he refused. He then became an outlaw and determined to fight to the last. He hid for some time in Redwood Castle and when there was any danger coming he always got warning from
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out that he did not know the meaning of Gan-nee but that in the olden times before the Ballycurrin Road was built (at the southern end of Shanbogh) this old road, which runs parallel to the new one, but, over very hilly ground was used for bringing sand from the river (Barrow). Ned pointed out that no cars were used and that the sand was carried in sacks or baskets slung across the horses back.
Bótar na Gainime
We can take for granted,therefore, that Boher Gan-nee is really Bóthar na Gainime The slender sound of the i-n being now lost.
Barney Arrig
Crossing the Bóthar na Gainime is the Old Coach Road running through the entire length of Shanbogh. For about half-a-mile before it reaches the Bóthar na Gainime this part of the Old Coach Raod is known as the Barney Arrig.
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There are many roads in Shanbogh but only two with Irish names.
One is known as the Boher gannee. I asked Ned Fortune to throw some light on the meaning which was not very clear. Ned pointed
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When he arrived there the chief devil asked "Who was there" and Willie answered "Will O the Wisp" Close the gates at wanst and don't let him in,," said the chief devil, "or he'll destroy all that sin the pits.
Poor Willie could neither get into Heaven nor into Hell and so he is going about from that day to this with a lighted candle in his hand setting everybody astray and this he'll continue to do until the Day of Judgement.
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his purse closed down the clasp, stuck the purse in his pocket and turned for home and slept on the purse that night. A few days after he went to another blacksmith and he bet twenty pounds that he wouldn't cut his purse open with his sledge. For two hours the devil within the purse got a hammering of the sledge but Willie won the twenty pounds. Next day he went to the fitting -shop and bet fifty pounds with the boss that he wouldn’t cut his purse open with a machine sledge a ten weight at each stroke. He won his money as before and the devil again got a good hammering inside the purse. When Willie left the forge the devil spoke to him out of the purse and says he "Willie let me go and I’ll never trouble you again during the world: Willie never mended his life but carried on the same career as before and after three years he died but had nothing done for his soul When he went to the gates of heaven St Peter asked him what he had done for his soul. He had nothing done and so was too bad to let him in He ordered him down to the gates of hell.
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you another seven years to live and as much money as ever you want. “I’m at an awful loss to be so long here" He released the Devil took the money and had a great time of it drinking and gambling for the next seven years When the last morning of the seven years were up Willie went out to his forge again to make more shoes The devil landed in and says he " I have given you lots of money for the last fourteen years now come with me.' Sit down in that chair until I finish this shoe I’m making " "No" said the devil "come along with me you have got long enough" Willie obeyed and the devil and himself started up the town until they came fornint a pub. "I must have one drink," said Will "before I go to hell for they say its a hot place, but what am I to do I have no money.” "I have no money either,” says the devil. "Can't you make a half crown of yourself" said Willie and I’ll put you into my purse" The devil did so and Willie put him in
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it and that all the blacksmiths' hammers or machine hammers wouldn’t cut it "Oh Willie you didn’t wish for something good" said the stranger Willie got all he asked for.
The morning he was expecting the devil he went out to his forge to have two horse shoes made before the devil would come and to have his armchair set in the forge The devil came in at last and said to Willie " The seven years are up now, you get all the money you wanted , you had a good time so you must come with me now. I'm making a set of shoes for an eminent friend of mine I have two of them made so will you sit down until I make the other two. I'll go with you then and throth. I'll be long enough with you still" The devil sat down in the arm chair and was held there. Willie threw down the shoes walked out and left the devil alone for a whole month. One morning he went into the forge and says he to the devil" Are you long enough there.” He answered "I am" and if you let me out of this chair now I’ll give
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himself. The first crossroads he came to he met an angel in the appearance of a beggerman and the Angel asked alms of him. Willie handed him a half -crown. Then Willie travelled ahead until he met the next crossroads and the same beggarman was at it but in a different apparel. He again asked alms of Wille and Willie gave him a half-crown. Will travelled ahead until he came to the third crossraods. The beggarman was there again and asked alms of him as before. Willie again handed him another half crown.
Then the beggarman said" Willie I'll give you three requests only to name them, so be sure and ask for something good. The first one said Willie, is I want an armchair that anyone I put sitting in it cant leave it until I let them go." "Willie you have two requests more so be sure and ask for something good" "Well the other two request said Willie I want to put in one" I want a purse so that every time I put my hand into it I’ll have a shilling in
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Willie, a blacksmith by trade spent all his time drinking and gambling and so he was always at a great short for money. This night he was talking to himself going along the road when lo! the devil walked up to him and said" Willie, what's wrong with you ?" There's a whole lot wrong with me" said Willie. I'm at a great short for money" " Well," says the Devil, " if you agree to come with me at the end of seven years I'll give you now as much money as ever you can spend during the seven years
Willie agreed and took the money and had a fine time drinking and gambling with all his comrade boys. When it came within a few days of the last of the seven years he began to get troubled and to think to himself and he used to walk out along the roads trying to console
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mhach éirghe go luath ar maidin, theip air sin a bhéan amh. Ní raibh an mac sásta bheith in-a suidhe roinh an mheadhon lae lá ar bith.
D'innis an t-athair scéal dá mhac agus shíl sé go ndéanfadh sin cúir. ''Fear áirithe'' adeir seisean a d'éirigh go moch lá amháin chuaidh sé amach agus fuair sé sparán a raibh ar lán airgid ann. D''freagair an mac é, agus dubhart, ''an fear a fuair an sparán ní raibh sé in-a shuidhe comh luath leis an té a chaill é.
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é is créatúir.
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Is ag dul ó theach na tóra dhom
Sé dhearc mé stór mo croidhe
Ní bhfuair mé aon droch eolas air ariamh ó rugadh mé.
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Éist a Laraí na masla mé gan ádhbhar
Bhéarfaidh mé cár tornópaí dhuit có maith ariamh is d’fás siad.
Má tá Peadar Crosach ní crosach ceart atá sé
Acht gur thuit sé lá ‘na chodhladh thiar i gCurra Uaitéir
Tháinic builc druideacha agus thugadar meas báis air
Agus sin an dfág Peadar bocht chó crosach is tá sé.
Táséasúir ar an gcnú acú agus séasúir ar an áirne
Agus tá séasúir ag na caillíní nuair a bhíonn’s
Acht deamhan blas ag Peadar bocht acht chual a cosa ghearra.
An Sgoláir – Máire Ní Raghallaigh.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe
An duine a thug dó é – Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh.
A Sheoladh – Leamhchoill, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe
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Ná smaoinigh go minic ar an nidh gan feachaint, acht smaoinigh go minic ar na críocha deirnach. Is siad is fuide a thiocfas i mhein duit. Smaoinigh ar an mbás thiocfas go técaint. Bé fá na coinne i n-arm is i n-eadach.
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“Cá bhfuil an giorán bán agus an giorán dubh”
“Tá siad imthighthe ag na rásaí”.
“Cá bhfuil na rásaí?” Idir dhá ghleann.
Fiche sgalpóg mór fiche sgalpóg beag
Fiche doirne beag agus fiche dóirne mór
D’aoinne a lábhras go lábhrfaidh an té atá i n-áirde.
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bóithrín ar ma dhroim. Dréimre.
Pota ag bruith agus gan aon splannc faoi. – Aol
Sin í thall sa gclúd í agus dháchéad súl uirre. Méarn
Cailleadh mór dhubh agus í amuigh san oidhche. Cruach mhóna
Capaillín stadáilte babáilte donn shiubhalfadh sí Éire agus ní fhliucfadh sí cos. – Beach.
Teachtaire beag ó theach go teach agus bíonn sé amuigh san oidhche – Casán.
Fear sa ngarrdha agus céad cóta mór air – Das Gabáiste.
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remembers as a double ditch and along which the "Pirgrim" (word used for pigrimage procession) used wend its way. It then goes in the direction of Three Cross, Mullallys and on to Ballyreddy. In places he states it measures about 17 yards in width whilst in other parts it must have been extremely narrow. This was a cause of great wonder to him.
Re - Annaghs
When I called on the landlord of the Annaghs estate (Mr Mockler) to ask him about this road among other matters He confirmed Ned's information and added that in places it was paved. However, he had so much to say it was too dark to see it, when he was finished. He added, however, in contradiction to Ned that the present lane or bóitrín passing up by the school and along which the Leint goes up to Ballyreddy is the remains of the old road. This laneway used to be known as Howlins' Land. the Howlins were evicted about
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Cailleach sa gclúd agus dhá chéad súil orra- Pota An Bhruigh.
Bíonn sé ar “bush” agus bíonn sé ar bais agus bíonn sé ar bharr an chúaile ghlais. Téigheann sé anonn go tír na long agus tagann sé anall go treorach deas-ceo.
Shiubhal mé suas an bóithrín agus shiubhal mé aníos an bóithrín agus d’iompar mé an
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Leighiseadh fear nach bhfaca a h-athair ariamh é, lé trí séideog a chuir i-na bhéal.
Smáilicín
Dá mbeadh smáilicín ar do shúil – dealg crann spíonáin a chur tríd agus gheobhadh sé biseach
Crapacha i do mhuinéil
Dá mbeadh cnapacha ar do mhuinéal léighiseadh salann te nó fataí te iad.
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Tá an fear is an bhean i n-aonfeacht go grádhmhar lé chéile
Is an sean-duine ‘bheadh na céadta níor bhada leis a shaoghail.
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Acht páirceanna geala gléigeal agus thú féin a bheith ós a gcionn.
Agus maighdean ....... chéile lé bheith ag réidhtigheadh do sgéal
Acht ó lean muid lé na chéile sé mo léan géar mar d’éag lé mo linn.
Béidh do shúilí ag na péistí agus do bhéilín ag na portáin
Béidh do dhá láimhín gléigeál faoi smacht ag locht na mbreadáin.
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fifty years ago and the name is now becoming obsolete.
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Baintreach agus maighdean a rinne criostaighe dhom go h-óg
Nuair a chuala síb-se a dhaoine gur báthadh mo mhíle stóir.
Dá mbéinn-se sa mbád an lá sin, mo dhá láimh a bheith ar an umar mhór
Mo lámh is m’focal duit-se a William Raghallaigh is deas a léighiseann-se do bhrón.
Ní áirighim croidhe chraidhte a bheith ag do mháithrín ná ag do dheaide
Na ag aon bhean eile a bhíos do bhréaga agus tú do leanadh
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Bhéidh lucht na cuairte crinn ann ag teacht ag déanaimh siamsa
Is bíonn cailleachaí na tíre ag drilleál ar an mbóthar.
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I gCaisleán na Bharraigh ‘seadh codail mé aréir
Ar colbha na leapthan agus dheamhan ar airigh tú mé.
Chuir mé mo lámh tharaim go bpógfainn a béal
Dheamhan blas a bhí agam ach an balla agus mé fhéin.
Déanfaidh mé caisleán ar chnocainín bán
A mbéidh trí stór ar aoirde agus binn trí ‘na láir.
Déanfaidh mé cóitín go barr ghlais an Fhraoigh
Ach rinnce na bóithre le stóirín mo chroidhe.
Tá mo bhóín ag géimneach, níl mo laoighín ag dúil
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Gaedhealach
Ionntuigh leis na Prostúnaigh is léigh do Reigintation.
Béidh fionntas ann go t’family is buadhachtáil ar aon chor
Gheobhaidh tú postaí ó’n Government ní h-ionann sin is creatúir.
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Budh deas an bheirt fhear sin Domhnaill agus Joe
Dá dtiochtá ag an Still-House agus an pota ag dhul thall
Ní sgaraidís choidhche leat go n-óltá do sháith
Dá n-óltá galún ní cuiridís suin ann
Ach go bhfanadh na piléars amach o’n na gcóir.
Ní bheirinn-se sop ar an rud a ghníos Domhnaill
Ní coinigheann sé “proof” ach timcheall’s lé mí
Sé an fear mór an buachaill dár chainntigh mé fós air
Má tá aon duine i n’all leis sé Mirteach Sheáin Nidh.
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2019-04-24 11:03
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2019-04-24 11:02
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Budh fionnabúil an t-éan a gheobhadh buaidh orainn.
Bhí each roimh a léimneadh ann agus whipeanna dhá bpléascadh
Agus ní bheadh fhios fhéin an t-each budh luaithe.
Bhí Sir Robert ar an stage ann, chuir sé fead is blaodh as.
Siúd í an Lady Clare ag tigheacht ar dtús ann.
Nach croidheamhail is nach aerach i n’áit de mharcac a bheith na suidhe
Agus é ag tigheacht mar an gaoithe gan aon spur.
Bhí Dassey is a stail ruadh ann agus is as Alban a gluaiseadar
I gConnachta ‘seadh bhuaileamar na céadta.
Sé bun is barr mo sgéal é gur bhuaileamar distanacaoi
Agus níl fear ar bith dhá shéanadh ach béidh muid suas leob.
An Sgoláir – Máire Ní Bháinn
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
An duine a thug dí iad – Pádhraig Ó Concubhair.
A Sheoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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2019-04-24 11:02
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The bean-sidhe was always referred to as the bocaoideachán by Mrs Cassin. She stated that certain families were usually troubled by her.
A young man named Murphy living in Forrestallstown once came across the bean-sidhe combing her hair. He wrenched the comb from her grasp and raced to his house. She, however, followed him and continued wailing outside the house till the comb was finally handed to her through the window.
Later, this man, Murphy, was followed one night by something which he could not see, but, heard running behind him. Coming near his house "the thing" caught him by the seat of the trousers and precipitated him against the door.
Mrs Cassin, though telling those stories was more sceptical than even a modern [?] would be.
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2019-04-24 11:01
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Tá fear as na bailtí ma chuala sibh trácht air
Tá sé chómh stuamdha lé aon fhear i m’eolas.
Chuirfeadh sé “paint” suas ar drisiúraí bána
Tá céird aige is fearr léighis beithigh tinn.
Is fearr é ná Murphy ná Tomás Mórán
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2019-04-24 11:00
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Laidhróg, ordóg, sprág isteach.
An Sgoláir – Máire Bhreathnach.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
An duine a thug dí iad – Séamus Breathnach.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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2019-04-24 11:00
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Cruinnigheann na gasúir timcheall ar bord agus cuireann siad a lámha ós chionn a chéile ar an mbord. Séideann duine amháin an lámh ar bárr agus deireann sé: “Cá bhfuil an bainne a bhí sa gcuinneóg sin?” Freagreann duine eile é agus deireann “tá sé sa gcuinneóg eile”.
Déantar mar sin go dtí an ceann deireadh agus bíonn na gasúir ag tarraint isteach a lámha de réir mar tá sé réid. Ag an ceann deireadh fiafruigheann sé “cá bhfuil an bainne a bhí sa gcuinneóg sin?” agus freagruigheann duine eile. “D’ól an cat é”.
Deireann an duine eile : “cá bhfuil an cat?”
“Faoi’n sop”. “Cá bhfuil an sop?”
“Dhóigh an teine é”. “Cá bhfuil an teine?”
“Mhúch an abhainn é”. “Cá bhfuil an abhainn?”
“D’ól an giaráin bán agus an giarán dúbh é”.
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2019-04-24 10:58
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Tá a súilí mar lonnra lá gréine ag sgaipeadh trí spéartha an cheo
Is deirge a ghruadh ná an caorthainn ag lasadh trí sméara na gnó.
Tá a béilín níos milse ná an sméara níos gile ná leamhnacht sa “snow”
Is níl óig-bhean níos deise sa taobh seo ná cailín deas crúidte na mbó.
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2019-04-24 10:57
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Tá sé istigh agus tá sé amuigh agus cá’l an lá nach bhfeictear é – Tairseach.
Tá mo dhaide mór amuigh annsin agus céad cóta air – Das Gabáiste
Tá sé ar “bush” agus ar bais is tá sé ar bhárr an chúaile ghlais téigheann sé anonn go tír an ghlúin tháinic sé anall go duthrac deas – Ceo.
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2019-04-24 10:55
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Siúd anall é tríd an sáile – firín alúinn na gréine coaitín dearg agus snáithín gorm i mbun a léine – Gliomacháin
Do chaith mé suas chómh bán lé sneachta agus thuit sé anuas mar ór – Ubh.
Tháinic sé isteach ar dhruim na ndaoine agus chuaidh sé amach chómh mín le síoda – Móin.
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2019-04-24 10:53
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Cé ní a théigheann suas an staighre agus anuas ar mhullach a chinn – Táirne bróige.
Ceathair ar sruth, Ceathair ag rith, Beirt ag déanamh eolais is Tóbaigh ar deire – Bó.
Fearaín beag buidhe ‘na seasaimh lé claidhe, itheann sé ‘gach a bhfághann sé acht ní ólann sé uisge. – Teine
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2019-04-24 10:53
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A Sheoladh – Leamhchoill, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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2019-04-24 10:52
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A Sheoladh – Tullnanuan, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe
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2019-04-24 10:51
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Cé’n rud a bhíonn’s ag corruigh is ag corruigh is nár chorruigh ariamh as a áit? – iorrbal na muice.
Chuaidh cheathrar de Mhuinntir Chró ag baint slat lá ceo. An t-slat nár bhaineadar thugadar leo í agus an t-slat a bhaineadar chaitheadar uatha í – préacháin ag piocadh a gcuid cleiteacha.
Teachtaire ó theach go teach is bíonn sé amuigh san oidhche – Chasán.
Fear fada gléigeal is crios a dhá thaobh fhéin air. – púnánn coirce.
Chuadhas suas an bóithrín. Thángas anuas an bainne is thugas an bóithrín ar mo dhruim liom – dréimre.
Chaith mé suas é chómh bán le sneachta agus thuit sé anuas cómh buidhe le ór – ubh.
An Sgoláir – Brighid Buiréad.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
An duine a thug dí iad – Brighid Buiréad.
A Seoladh – Leamhchoill, Mághchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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2019-04-24 10:51
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Bean fhada dhubh agus í an-fhada amuigh – cruach móna.
Bíonn sé ar buis agus bíonn sé ar bais
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2019-04-24 10:50
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Cé an rud atá insan gcárr nach bhfuil maitheas ar bith leis is nach dtig leis dul gan é – Torann.
Mac Uí Shliopáin is a chos tinn is a dhá shúil mhóra i gcúl a cinn – luscán laitighe.
Capaillín stadáilte, babáilte donn. Shiubhlfadh sí Éire is ní fhliuchfadh sí cos – beach.
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2019-04-24 10:49
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The people went into the house to dance and the Ghost appeared and chased them from the house and followed them up the road. About thirty years after a woman named Mrs Carrick who died about four years ago was sitting by the fire at twelve o clock. The Ghost then appeared and told her that the house was his and ordered her to get out. She went out and waited until Mr Carrick came home. The two of them went into the house and they saw the Ghost disappearing into the ground. After that he was not seen again.
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2019-04-24 10:49
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2019-04-24 10:48
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Garradha Mór de ghamhnaí bána agus gamhainín dearg eatorrú istigh – Na fiacla agus an teanga.
Tá poll insan gháirdín i n-a gcomhnuidheann na céadta acht ní thiocfainn-se ann i leath mo chuid éadaigh – Poll Siogáin
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2019-04-24 10:47
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Is maith an rud a bheith fíor de’n bhocht,
Agus gan ár gcroidhe a bheith cruaidh le nocht.
Gheibhímíd ó Dhia arís faoi ocht
Má thugaimíd cuid de’n stór uainn.
Má dóirteann siad braon bainne deireann siad: “Go leigidh Dia slán amáireach. B’féidir gur theastuigh sé i n-áit eile”.
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2019-04-24 10:46
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In a house at Ballinacleva about a mile from Moynalty, and at present occupied by a family named Carrick, strange happenings are supposed to have occured about fifty years ago and further strange nocturnal incidents are supposed to have happened there recently.
About fifty years ago the present house was then a ruin. One day a number of children where playing around the ruined house. Suddenly they heard a noise. Some of them got afraid and ran away, while the others went around to the back of the house to see what had happened. Then they heard the sound of horses at the back of the house. When they went round they saw a number of huntsmen on horseback. They had a pack of hounds with them. As soon as the children saw them they disappeared. Then the house began to shake and lights were seen in one room. The children ran away and did not come back for a long time. About a year after that the children were playing there again. They were throwing stones in through a window and they heard a voice telling them not to throw any more stones. Then they went over to the window and they saw a black figure in the room. Another night there was a bonfire lighted beside the house which was then occupied by a family named O Brien.
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2019-04-24 10:45
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amháin agus an méid eile.
Cé mhéid loch a dhéanfadh abhainn? – Ceann amháin dá mbeadh sé sáthach doimhin.
Tagann sé isteach ar dhruim na ndaoine agus téigheann sé amach chómh mhín le síoda. – An mhóin.
Fear beag i n-a seasamh le claidhe. Itheann sé arán acht ní ólann sé uisge – Teinne.
Seasann sé le balla acht ní seasann sé leis fhéin – an tlú.
Teach beag gan fuinneóg gan doras – Ubh.
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2019-04-24 10:42
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Ar chuala tú nó an bhfaca tú aon sgrios ariamh dá dhéanamh in-Éirinn mara rinne mada Taimín ar siciní Bhrighid Éamóinn.
Teacht isteach as fealltanas is a bean dhá gléas a
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2019-04-24 10:40
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croidhe
Ní girr náfeol a shantuigh sé ná rud ar bith mar é
An té a bhfuil Cuma i n-dhiadh ná gamainí aige.
An ceann go gcailleadh sé.
Tárud éicint ag teacht treasna orm.
Is é ag comhnaidhe faoi mo chroidhe.
Is mara dtagaidh Taimín Bán abhaile agam mí ní bheidh mé beo.
Sé Tomás Bán Mac Gheirimíd is céad faraoir crochfair é
Is a Dhia Mhór nach be truaigh na planda ar bith mar é.
An Sgoláir. Seán Buiread.
A Sheoladh. Tullananuain. Maghchuilinn, Co na Gaillimhe.
An duine a thug dhó é. Bríghidh Ní Cáirr.
A Seoladh. Tullananuain. Maghchuilinn, Co na Gaillimhe.
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2019-04-24 10:40
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Tráthnóna óig Dia Dómhnaigh sead rinnead ó mo creach
Pósadh ó mo stóirín gan oiread is mo chead
Sínte i gconradh ní bheadh brón orm acht mé a bheith n-aice leat
Nach breagh deas a thiubhrfinn tú go flaithis róinn
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2019-04-24 10:39
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A Seoladh – Cnoc, Maghchuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe.
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2019-04-24 10:38
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anuas agus cóir anois. Tosuigheann bóthar an Spidéil ag sráid-baile an Spidéil agus cníochnuigheann sé ag an gcos-bhóthar. Ta sé 'na bhóthar díreach go maith ach cúpla casadh annseo agus annsiúd. Tá bóithre eile ag rith as go dtí na tíghthe i n-aice leis. Níl fhios agam caide déanta é tá sé déanta có fada sin. Ta sé timceall ceithre mhíle ar fhaidh.
San áit a gcníochnuigheann bóthar an Spidéil tosuigheann bóthar eile ar a dtuigtar bóthar Mhághchuilinn. Is deas direach an bóthar é go dtí lé cúpla casadh ann. Ta sé go Láidar seasmhac agus tá sé i n-annualach mór a iompar. Tá sé tuairim trí mhíle ar fhaif. Níl fhios ag duine ar an mbaile cé'n fhaid déanta é.
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2019-04-24 10:35
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became stronger. If he hit the anvil strong, it is said: He would make the devil appear. If the water that the smith used was sprinkled in a haunted house it would hunt the ghost.
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2019-04-24 10:34
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There are three forges in the parish of Moynalty. The smiths are John Bell, Jack Reilly and Edward Farrelly.
Edward Farrelly's ancestors were always known to be smiths. His forge is situated at a crossroad called Maxwell's Cross at Feagh. The forge is a small dark house beside a stream. Generally like the shape of the door is like a horse-shoe. There is only one fire inside. The bellows is shaped like a pear. It is made of leather. The smith uses an anvil, sledge, hammer, chisel and tonges. He also use a file. He shoes horses and asses any makes farm machinery, such as ploughs, harrows. A turf fire is lit in the open air to shoe wheels. It is usually done along a stream. Card playing took place in Jack Reilly's forge during winter nights.
An old story is that every time the blacksmith washed his hands he
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2019-04-24 10:30
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Fág an tír nó bí sa bhfáisiuin
Is namhaid í an cheird gan í a fhoghluim.
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2019-04-24 10:29
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Sean-Fhocaill
Céard a dhéanfadh mac an chat ach luch a mharbhú.
An rud is doilighe lé duine b’fhéidir gurb é a leas é.
Bhí fear ann fadó agus bhí capall aige agus ní raibh aon fhéar aige lé tabhairt dhó. Chuaidh sé amach sa sgioból agus dubhairt sé “mair a
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2019-04-24 10:29
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an mbord. Bhí an táilliúir ag chaitheamh fataí agus croicne síos sa mála agus nuair a bhí sé líonta dubhairt an táilliúir go gcuirfeadh sé rapa dhó fhéin agus thuit gach rud ar an urlár. “Ar son Dé déan é sin liom-sa” a dubhairt an fathach. “Déan thú fhéin” arsan táilliúir.
Thug sé rapa ó bhun a bhuilg go dtí a smig agus fuair sé bás. D’éirigh an chailleach agus lean sí an táilliúir. Chuir sí na glais ar an doras agus fuair an táilliúir bior dearg agus chuir sé isteach ‘na súil é.
Fuair an táilliúir an teach agus chuaidh sé abhaile ag an fear agus d’innis sé dhó cé mar d’éirigh leis. Bhí fear a’ tighe nuadha an-bhuidheach dhó agus thug sé na trí bhéasa eile dhó.
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2019-04-24 10:27
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Bhí táilliúir ann uair agus é ag fuagháil píosa éadach. Chonnaic sé go leor millteóig ‘na luighe ar an t-sráid agus chaith sé an píosa éadaigh leo. Do marbhuigh sé céad acú.
Chuaidh sé go dtí an gabha agus dubhairt sé leis claidheamh a dhéanaimh dhó mar do marbhuigh sé céad de aon bhuile. Rinne an gabha mar dubhradh leis. Chuaidh an táilliúir abhaile agus luighe sé le taobh an tigh agus claidheamh ar a thaobh.
Nuair a d’éirigh an cailín a bhí sa teach is goire dhó chonnaic sí an táilliúir agus dubhairt sí lé
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2019-04-24 10:27
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arsa Páidín le Máire.
Leig sí an doras anuas orra agus nuair a chuala na fir é ritheadar ar a ndicheall treasna na sléibhte.
Tháinic Páidín agus Máire anuas agus chroc Páidín an mála airgid leis. Ní fhaca siad lá bochtannas as sin amach.
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2019-04-24 10:25
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Dubhairt an Rí leis go raibh sé an-bhuidheach dhó agus go ndíocfadh sé go maith é. Thug sé mála óir dhó agus ceithre capall agus cóiste abhaile leis an Mháthair agus é fhéin. Mhaireadar go suimneach sásta ar feadh i bhfad i n-a dhiaidh sin.
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2019-04-24 10:23
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Achar fada blianta ó shoin bhí beirt fear ag obair i ngarrdha Phádraic Bhuiréid i Leamhchoill agus chas leac mór millteach leo fá’n bhfód. Bhí sé ráidhte ag an t-sean mhuinntear go raibh pota óir faoi’n leic seo agus chuadar ag tochailt. Ní rabhadar i bhfad ag tochailt nuair a thánic sineán gaoithe agus chuir sin faitchios orthú agus d’éirigheadar as.
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2019-04-24 10:23
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é fhéin agus a bhean agus bhíodar an-bhocht ar fad. Chualadar fá’n t-ór seo agus tráthnóna amháin d’imithigheadar leo go dtí an cloich. Bhíodar ag tochailt leis an gcloich agus ag iarraidh cas a bhaint as nó go rabhadar sáraighthe. acht cor nó car ní fhéadaidís a bhaint as. Bhíodar ag ceapadh annsin go raibh draoidheacht éicínt ag baint leis an gcloich agus d’imthigheadar abhaile tuirseach sáruighthe.
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2019-04-24 10:20
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dhá dhéanaimh. Bhí orra cliabh ghaimhne a iomcar ó clais-ghaimhne ‘na lár síos go dtí an bóthar. Bealach chruaidh fhada a bhí ann.
Tosuigheann Bóthar Dhroma Beag ag barr an chnuic agus cníochnuigeann sé istigh ag an mbaile. Tá sé déanta lé leath-chéad blian. Sé Tighearna Talmhan a thug an t-airgead dhóibh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:18
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bhróg annsin agus thógadar an chailín leo. Chuireadar isteach sa bpalás mór í. Bhí árd-rí istigh ann. Thuit sé i ngrádh léi mar bhí sí go deas. Phós sé í agus ní fhaca an chailín lá bocht ó shoin amach
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2019-04-24 10:16
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Fuair sé an t-uisge coisrigthe agus thosaigh dhá chraitheadh. Bhí buachaillí óga sa teach agus dubhairt duine acú “tiocfaidhmíd suas ag breathnú air”.
Fuaireadar solas agus suas leo. Céard a bheadh ann acht an t-asal agus na cliabh air agus é ag ithe faoi na sgeacha go socair sásta dhó féin.
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2019-04-24 10:14
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Tá béas níor fearr ná sin agam a bhreagfadh cailín óg
Saothrochamn arán agus fataí dhí.
Cruithneacht as eorna mhór. As a Dhia nach bhfeárr duit agat mé réic do bhuachaillín óg.
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2019-04-24 10:13
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Ag teacht aniar ó bhaile dhom dhá mhíle amach ón cláir
Cé casadh orm acht cailín deas agus í ar a chruadh a cas.
An tusa bean an tsean-dhuine
Is mé, mo creach ‘s mo chrád dá mbéinn-se bliadhain mo comnaidhe leis.
Ní thiubhrainn dó grádh,
Brón ar mo mhuintir a phós mé comh h-óg.
Phós siad leis an t-sean-duine mé mar geall ar cúpla bó
Míle b’fearr liom agam buachaillín deas óg a téigheadh
isteach ar maidin agus bhéarfadh dhomsa póg.
As nach deas an fear i mbaile mé, Níl dúil agam i nól.
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2019-04-24 10:08
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There is a fort one mile from my house. There is some bushes all round it. It is called Hearnsbrook fort. Lights are seen every night in it. One night a boy passed this fort and he saw fairies dancing in it. The boy was driving a cow to the next field. The fairies asked him to sell
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:06
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them the cow, but he would not. They told him that they would give him any money he would ask. The cow ran as fast as she could and the boy took a hold of her by the tail. The fairies took the cow of him and gave me no money.
Afterwards no one would pass the fort late in the evening.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:03
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some nice green fields surrounded by hedges and some nice chesnut, beach and ash trees. there's a rivulet running near our place which leads to a beautiful spring well which never run dry.
There is also a "Killahawn" in the next field to our house where unbaptised children were buried. There are thirty inhabitants in the village. The land is very fertile. There is plenty peat adjoining the village
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 10:00
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Nail is my townland. It is situated to the north side of the village of Killimor. Portumna is the nearest town to it. It is situated on a sort of a plateau.
There are
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:58
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Lisaniska is the name of my townland. Meaning the watery lios as there were many lioses and water in it. The public road divides the village into two parts, the eastern and western. The eastern part is twice as large as the western. There are about ten houses in Lisaniska four of them slated and the other six are thatched. there are about fifty people in it and farming is the chief occupation. They are all hard-working industrious people. The principal amusements are hurling in Summer. Dancing and card-playing in Winter.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:53
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Lisdeligna is my townland. It is situated two miles from Killimor. There are about ten or twelve houses in it. Most of them are thatched. It has a population of about seventy people. There is a "Blessed Well" near called St. Brendan's Well
Some of the land is suitable for tillage.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:51
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people in it. There are fourteen houses, some thatched but the majority are slated. Their are five people over seventy in it. Namely Pat Killeen, Will Goode Ned Walsh Mrs Goode and Kate Walsh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:50
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The name of my townland is Derradda. It is a nice place to live in, though the land is very low. There are about six families living in it.
Derradda got its name from a long oak wood that was there in the time of Usher who owned a large part of the land. There are a few old people in it who can tell stories in English. There was one very old man who could tell stories in Irish and English. His name was Thomas Heagney. He died a year ago at the age of ninty.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:46
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The townland of Cloncona is situated in the parish of Killimor and in barony of Longford. There are nine families in Cloncona and there are fifty-two people in it. There are seven thatched houses and two slated. There are two two storey houses and seven one storey houses in Cloncona. The town land got its name from the number of small fields in it. There are six people over seventy years of age in it. Houses were numerous in olden times. There were four to every one now. A good many old houses are now in ruins. Many people emigrated to America in olden times but magarity were men. There is a bog in one part of it, the rest of it is high good fertile land.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 09:42
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My townland of Kylemore. It is situated in the parish of Killimor and barony of Longford. It got its name from a big wood that was in it some years ago, but there is no trace of the wood now. The wood was cut down and the land tilled, but the land is not very good. There are fifteen families and eighty-four
duine anaithnid
2019-04-24 09:02
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Mass Field
Not far from the Duneand graveyard of Clopook is a place called the ‘Mass Field’, where the faithful were supposed to assemble for the celebration of the divine mysteries in the Penal days.
It is just situated behind the Dune of Luggacurren. The field belongs to Mr A Byrne. In another field at the side of Clopook Dune is a very remarkable big stone Liagán. This is about seven and a half feet high. It is of equal breadth. Some persons dug around it to see how much was sunk under the earth . they discovered as much under as over the earth ‘Cloch Liadán’
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 08:56
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home from the fair of Tinnehinch and one said to the other "Ar Cualaís aon trábh ar an tác san" "Cualas" arsan b'fear eile agus tá péint de im phócs agam. Lághimís laistig d'on gclaide ar siad. Dheineadar aínlaid agus d'iteador an paipear taé ar fad. Mhuise ar síad mas é sin an taé go bfuil an saoghal ag trácht air ní mór é. Others thought it it should be boiled for hours. At Xmas and Easter a large boiler was set beside the fire and the tea was stewed for hours. A bucket of milk, and ½ st of sugar was thrown in, and everyone took a wooden mug and went to the boiler as he needed it. Perhaps this is the reason that very old people even to the present day think that tea is no good unless it gets a good boil. I know a woman in the school district, and she always leaves the tea to boil strongly for about 10 minutes.
The table was placed against the wall, and when the meal was over it was raised up against the wall and used as a seat or couch. It was called a Settle Table. Several of such tables are still to be seen
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 08:52
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List of riddles I have heard locally.
No.1 As round as an apple, as flat as a pan, one side a woman and the other a man.
Answer: A Penny
No.2: Why does a hen pick a pot?
Answer: Because she cannot lick it.
No. 3: When did Moses sleep with fire in a bed?
Answer: When he slept with his forefathers.
No.4: Out of a roomful, you cannot take a spoonful.
Answer: Smoke
No.5: Why is the summer sun like a silver sixpence
Answer: Because it is a tanner.
No.6: As I went up a hill, I met my uncle Davy. I cut off his head and it left his body easy.
Answer: A head of cabbage.
7. Which is the white goose or the grey goose the gander?
Answer: Neither of them.
8. Why does a cow jump over the fence.
Answer: Because she cannot go under it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 08:50
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among the Ox Mountains. There are mountains all round about it and through it runs the main road from Tubbercurry to Dromore West. Two rivers flow through it also. One of those rivers is called Owen Aar which means the river of slaughter.
In the centre of the glen there stands out National School.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:59
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crushed the man in the bed. He went out and into the Coffin and he went away that did not frighten the man. The next night the man and the Coffin came in and the small man came out again and he went into the bed and he crushed the man again. The third night the Coffin came and the little man went into the bed and he started crushing the inside man. The man inside thought that there were needles going through him. The man said what is wrong with you. The other man said but for as soon as you said it I would kill you.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:54
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There was a man there long ago and he could not be frightened. He was put to an enchanted house for three nights. The first night when he went to bed a coffin came in and a small man came out of it. The man went into the bed and he crushed and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:52
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go to town and come home drunk and beat his wife and at last she said I can't stand this no longer and she left one day and went to the chapel and she went into the Confessional box and she stayed there, and some hour of the night she was much surprised to see a priest coming in the alter and he lighted two candles on the alter and he asked was there anyone to answer Mass. He got no answer and the woman told her parish priest the next day. The priest asked her would she come to night so the two of them stayed in the Confessional box, and they stayed there, and this priest came out of the sacristy and lit the candles. He asked was there anyone to answer Mass and the priest that was in the box answered him. He went up to the alter-rails and the priest was seen no more. Of course that priest received some money from some person in this life for a Mass and died without saying it or so it was thought.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:45
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There was a married couple and the husband used
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:44
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There was a farmer building a house one day. The masons were eating their dinner and a travelling man came into the house and he was talking to the masons. They gave the travelling man his dinner. When he had his dinner eaten he stood up and walked around the house and he told them that they should remove one of the walls that it was built down on a path. The men said it was a good way for a bacac to fill his belly and were only laughing at him. They built the house and when they had finished the house the people went living in it.
The first year they went living in the house their cattle and horses and all went against them and it was then they believed the man. They brought the priest and all did not do. They had to remove the house, and it was then they gave into the beggerman.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:38
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There was once a man and his wife and a child of about two years. One night the man was coming home from rambling when he saw a woman giving out the child to a man who was outside the window. When he came in he heard a child crying in the room. He told his wife to put down a big fire that he would burn the one that was in the room. He went back in the room and he saw a child like his own but he knew it was not his own. He told him he would burn him if he did not leave. The one in the bed turned into an old man who was nearly dying and he said he would go away. But the man of the house told him he would not let him go until the fairies would bring back his own child. Then the man saw someone bringing the child in the window and the other old man went away.
Bury rushes and when they rot the wart will be gone.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:32
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There was a man living near Knocknagashel and he had two hounds. One morning he went out hunting. He put out a hare. The dogs followed him until they came to a cabin and the dogs stood outside.
The man came and he went into the cabin and he saw a woman knitting. He asked her if a hare came in and she said no. The man came out and he went away. He came to a well and he took a drink. He sat down near the well. The dogs went after him. They followed him away until they came to a gap. One of them caught him by the leg. He went again from him. Then they came back. The dog that caught the hare came with his mouth opened. The man went away until he came to a house. The woman asked him if he would drink tea and he said he would. He said he wanted a drink for his dog. She said that a woman came to her for a cure for a sore shin. She said a dog bit her.
It was that woman that changed herself into a hare.
St [?]'s leaf - rub into a sore finger and it effects a cure.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 07:23
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There was a priest and his clerk going somewhere one night and as they were crossing a prothestant's land they were talking about the good land it was. The priest said what good was that when his father was in Hell, the protestant happened to be inside the ditch and he said he would not let him go until he would prove that his father was in Hell. The priest sent his clerk for the Mass book amd he started saying Mass. When he came to a certain part of the Mass he whistled. He read on and whistled again, and before he had the Mass finished he whistled again and in walked the man from Hell. The priest asked him where was he when he whistled the first time and he said he was coming out of Hell. He asked him where was he when he whistled the second time and the man said that he was coming in the gate. The priest then asked him where was he when he whistled the third time and the man said he was coming in the door. The protestant had to let the priest go away because he proved that the protestant's father was in Hell.
You should never rock a cradle in which there is no child.
You should never return salt when you borrow it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 04:19
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"Once bitten twice shy"
"A new brush sweeps clean"
"Time and tide wait on no man"
"When the wine is in the sense is out"
"The truth never choked a man"
"It is often a person's mouth broke his nose"
"It is difficult to cut wool off a goat"
"People meet but the hills and mountains do not meet"
"Hunger is a good sauce"
"A blind man is a bad judge of colours"
"What the car will not hear will not trouble the heart."
"A windy day is not a day for thatching"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 04:12
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"Command of hand is grand"
"Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day."
"A stitch in time saves nine"
"Speak correctly if you speak atall"
"If you want to make headway in life you must start on the lowest rung"
"Fortune favours efforts well begun."
"A good beginning is half the work"
"Honesty is the best policy"
"Never venture, never win"
"Honest labour beareth a lovely face"
"Judge nothing by appearances alone"
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you."
"Rise with the lark, with him to bed"
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"
"Together we stand united we fall."
"Lie with the lamb and rise with the bird"
"Go to bed in the dark, and rise with the lark"
"A friend in need is a friend indeed"
"There is no feast till a roast and no torment till marriage"
"One penny gets another"
"An empty sack doesn't stand"
"If the cap suits wear it"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:57
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a black thorn bush which was growing in the middle of the rath and his hand rotted off.
There is also a rath in Barnstown. There is an old crab-tree there and it is believed that an old shoemaker lived there long ago. Hammering is heard there and it is said that the old shoemaker is still working there.
There is another rath in Oldcourt and there is supposed to be money hidden in this rath. It is said that there is a lady minding it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:55
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Neighbors of the District who had grey hounds invited to go hare hunting while the dinner was being prepared. There was known to be a hare (in a Mountainous place) (which no hound could kill). One day they set out for this place.
They started up this hare. All the dogs but one failed to catch to her. There was an old little house an the side of the Mountain. The hare made straight for this. As she tried to get into this house through an old window, A black hound took a mouthful out of her. The dogs all gathered round the house but could not get in until the Priests and the other sportsmen
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:50
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There is a rath in front of Mrs Dick Murphy's on the Boola road. It is in the corner of Mr James Murphy's field. Years ago if people were rambling to the Boola they used often see a hen and chickens near the rath and nobody seemed to own them.
Mr. Tom Loughlin saw a Leiprechaun in it one time. He saw it when he was standing under a skeough on a wet evening. When he saw the Leiprechaun he thought to keep his eyes on him, but something attracted his attention and he took his eyes off. The Leiprechaun disappeared and he never saw it anymore.
The rath is circular in shape and is all covered in with briars. There is a ditch dividing it from the field. Trees are growing on the ditches around the rath. The owner of the field never ploughed it up, lest anything might happen. He didn't like to interfere with their playground. This rath is in view of another rath on Mrs Martin Kehoe's land.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:41
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from Tom Sullivan (71) Rooskey.
Tom does not know much about the destruction of the Old Church by Cromwell. He says that the large vault of the Adams family in the old graveyard was part of the old church and that the Adams family turned it into a burial vault
He also says that at one time the Catholics had Mass early in the Morning in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:35
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There are four graveyards in Adamstown parish. Two are in New Bawn, one in Adamstown and one in Courthoyle. One in New Bawn is known as the Cloraun and the other the Church graveyard. St. Abbans is the name of the Adamstown graveyard. There is no name on the graveyard in Courthoyle. The one is Adamstown is in memory of St. Abban who is the patron Saint of the parish.
All the graveyards are still used. The Clouraun is round in shape. It is about a half-a-mile of the Church. Many people are buried there still. There is a Church near the Churchyard in New Bawn and one alongside of St Abban's in Adamstown. The Churchyards are level. Trees are not growing in St. Abban's but there are in the other three graveyards.
There is a big monument in St. Abban's Churchyard in memory of St. Abban. There are plenty of small wooden crosses in the four Churchyards. Some people have iron railings around their burial-places in Courthoyle and St. Abban's. There was a Holy Well in Adamstown and sope people washed clothes in it. It sprung up a little
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2019-04-24 03:35
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the Old Church, and the Protestants had their service later.
Minister McWhidd, once minister of Knockbride Church, lived in Tullylurkin where Tommy Dean now lives.
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2019-04-24 03:31
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from Tom Sullivan (71) Rooskey.
Tom does not know much about the destruction of the Old Church by Cromwell. He says that the large vault of the Adams family in the old graveyard was part of the old church and that the Adams family turned it into a burial vault.
He also says that at one time the Catholics had Mass early in the Morning in
duine anaithnid
2019-04-24 03:22
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Knockbride Church
Attack on Knockbride Church. Cromwell destroyed the thatched roof of Knockbride Old Church by firing cannon balls from the hill at Castletown on West Side of lake. About that time Catholics had mass in the morning & Protestants had services afterwards. He says a chest hidden in the lake between the graveyard & the long island i.e. the Perimeter. No one knows what is in it or why it is there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 03:18
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In Goldenstown or Donanore there is a high mound which is generally known as a moat.
In the middle of the moat there is hidden a golden table. On the table there is a crock of gold. Under the table there are three priests buried. There is supposed to be a large bull minding this gold.
A man in America one time dreamed that there was a crock of gold in this moat. The man's name was Mr. Cloney. He came home from America and started to dig a tunnel in the moat. The mark where he made the tunnel is still to be seen. One morning he came along with his spades and shovels, and started to dig again. He thought he heard a bull roaring and he ran for his life. He never went near the place any more.
It is also recorded that there was a castle there one time. A king and queen lived in it and they are supposed to have hidden their treasure there. This field is called the "Castlefield." The fairies are supposed to live in this moat.
The moat is situated on Mr. Whitney's land of Donanore Ballinaboola Wexford,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:59
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One of the finest buildings in the Co. Wexford is the pinnacle of Carrigbyrne. It is a short distance from the rock of Carrigbyrne, and is situated in the townland of Carrigadaggin. The intention at first was to build it on the Rock of Carrigbyrne but the difficulty of getting the material to the top prevented its being erected there. It now stands on a height about 96 ft. above sea level.
A winding stairs leads to the top.
There are 121 steps and a 5 ft. ladder at the top. It is about 96 ft. high.
It was built to commemorate Major Browne-Clayton's victory in a war.
His place of residence was Ballyshannon House, situated a couple of miles therefrom, and now occupied by Mr. Jeffery. When the Major's family was in residence an orange coloured flag was flown from the top of this pinnacle. This flag floated from a 5 ft. pole.
It was always to be seen there
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:46
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In olden times people had three meals a day - breakfast, dinner and supper.
They had breakfast about 6 o'clock, dinner at 12 and supper at 6.
Breakfast mainly consisted of what is commonly yet known as "stirabout" and was made from yellow meal, maize or Indian corn, cooked on boiling water. It is also yet recognised as "Galatry."
When the season's permitted breakfast was partaken of before going to work, and at other times, it was taken to the workmen.
Dinner consisted mainly of potatoes, salt and milk. Little was known of meat, and when it was used it was always salt and meat of their own killing. On certain days, for instance "Black fast days," dinner consisted of gruel - a mixture of oatmeal or "cutlings" and boiling water flavoured with sugar or salt. Onions and leeks were used as vegetables and eaten raw. Watercress was also used when
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:32
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When smoke is seen going to the ground it is the sign of rain, when it goes up straight is the sign of fine weather.
To see a dog eating grass is the sign of bad weather.
When cement floors + walls get damp it is the sign that we are going to have bad weather.
A circle round the moon is a sign of dry weather and the moon on its back indicates bad weather.
To see a red sky in the evening is a sign of frost.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:27
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"A rainbow in the morning,
Is the Sailor's warning,
A rainbow at night,
Is the Sailor's delight."
Red clouds in the west at sunset,
fortells fine weather, especially when a tinge of purple may be seen around the edges of them, but when they are yellow or copper-colour rain is approaching.
Nothing is more certain of coming wet weather than a halo around the moon.
When swallows fly high, fine weather may be expected, but when they fly low rain is almost certain to be near. When sea-gulls assemble in flocks on the land stormy and rainy weather is near at hand.
When soot falls from the chimney rain is approaching. Sheep lying down all day, and not grazing much, foretell fine weather, but if they are grazing all day rain may be expected.
A red sun in the morning is an indication of bad weather. The different tribes of wading birds always migrate before rain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:17
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carried out by members of the archaelogical society. The bones were i am told removed to Dublin.
Paddy MCart 16.3.38
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:17
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carried out by members of the archaelogical society. The bones were i am told removed to Dublin.
Paddy McCart 16.3.38
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:15
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A Cave.
On the left hand side of the road leading from Delvin to Mullingar at Renalagh is a cave. This cave was discovered a couple of years ago under the following circumstances. Some men were engaged working for Co Council widening the road. At this particular place as one of the men was driving his spade into the clay the spade disappeared.
On examination it was found the spade fell into some hollow or pit. which when this was further explored proved to be an underground room, about nine feet in diameter having a stone roof. covered on the outside with a sod apparently little higher than the surrounding pasture.
A local workman got in through an entrance which led to the room or cave by descending stone steps. Some bones were discovered within this cave, supposed to have been the remains of poor victims murdered there when returning with money made at Mullingar farms years long ago.
Nothing definite as to how long these bones rested there, or how they came to be there could be arrived at, although investigations were
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:14
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A Cave.
On the left hand side of the road leading from Delvin to Mullingar at Renalagh is a cave. This cave was discovered a couple of years ago under the following circumstances. Some men were engaged working for Co Council widening the road. At this particular place as one of the men was driving his spade into the clay the spade disappeared.
On examination it was found the spade fell into some hollow or pit. which when this was further explored proved to be an underground room, about nine feet in diameter having a stone roof. covered on the outside with a sod apparently little higher than the surrounding pasture.
A local workman got in through an entrance which led to the room or cave by descending stone steps. Some bones were discovered within this cave, supposed to have been the remains of poor victims murdered there when returning with money made at Mullingar farms years long ago.
Nothing definite as to how long these bones rested there, or how they came to be there could be arrived at, although investigators were
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:09
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They are laid, the good and gay.
Cold and silent sleep my mother.
Who kept humming all the day.
And beside her rests my father.
Calm his heart, once stout and brave,
Ah, like his, my heart is lying
In my Irish mother's grave.
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And my sisters all, and brothers,
Their bright faces too are gone.
Close beside their parents' ashes
They were buried one by one.
Oh, when death comes creeping o'er me
When no power my life can save.
May I lie with those who loved me
In my Irish mother's grave.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 02:00
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My Irish Mother's Grave
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Far away from dear old Ireland
By the fire this Christmas night,
Sad and lonely, I am thinking,
Of the loved ones gay and bright,
Who in years gone by were laughing,
Like the sunlight on the wave,
Cold and silent now they're lying,
By my Irish mother's grave.
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All my loved ones now are sleeping,
On that far off Irish hill.
And the yew trees drear are keeping
Watch above them calm and still.
By that softly flowing river,
By the Boro's gentle wave.
Those fond hearts are stilled for ever.
In my Irish mother's grave.
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'Neath the shamrock, and the ivy,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 01:40
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There is a turn to be found in every house in the country. There are but few churns in my district. Some of them are there since long ago and same of them are of new manufacture.
We have a churn at home. It is in the house since my grandmother died about twenty years ago. The churn is round and it is worked by the land. Butter is made by my mother once each week in winter and three times each week in summer.
Strangers who come in during churning help with the work because it is said that the person who did not help with the work is supposed to bring the butter with him.
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2019-04-24 01:38
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The dash churn is a tall one like barrel. It is wide at the bottom and gets narrow at the top. A log pole with a flat rounded board nailed on to the end of it is called the dash. It is put into the churn and a lid is placed on top of it. There is a hole in this lid and through this the handle of the dash comes out. The glass churn is like the machine but smaller and made of glass. It stands on a stand.
The milk gets light when the butter is made. Then it is taken up, the water is taken out and it is then salted. It is then ready to eat. When it is being sold it is done into shapes with patties.
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2019-04-24 01:36
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Churning is carried out in nearly all the Farmer's houses around my home district. Churning is very useful as creamery butter is very dare and the farmers do not like it as it is not salty.
We have a churn at home but we do not use it now. It is a machine churn. There are three kinds of churns, "machine", "dash", and "glass". The machine is a round one with an opening at the top covered with a id. Inside there are wooden wings like the propeller of an aeroplane. On the outside there is a hand and when twisted it drives the wingsand with the force of the wings beating against it, the milk gets sour and after sometime the butter forms on top.
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2019-04-24 01:32
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Q = An t-carbaillín.
R = ?
S = An phéistín.
T = An priocóid.
U An galún
V = ?
W = Brístín bréide.
X = An chros.
Y = An ghabhlógh.
Z = Na cora cama.
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2019-04-24 01:32
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mouths. Who eve gets them up wins them. Snap apple is played by hanging a cross from the roof on a long line. On each top of the cross one of these things are placed, soap, cork, apple, and peppered apple. The player's eyes are blind folded and their hands tired behind their backs. Then they twine on line on which the cross is, is spin around and the players try to catch the apple. It is great fun when they get the soap.
On St. Grigid's night the children go around from house to house with a doll dressed in white and they said "Bridgeod Bridgeod, dressed in white, give us a penny in honour of the night.
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2019-04-24 01:30
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in the country to drawn the shamrock (drinking). There are always concerts and ceilid hers on St. Patrick's night and it is no unusual sight on passing crossroads in the evening to see a dance taking place usually by a melodian or violin.
Hallow Eve is the first day of winter and it is an old saying that the fairies distray the taste of all the berries on that night. There is always a cake containing a ring, a button, a tin bag of gold, a pig, a tumble, a match, a rag etc. After tea the children play games such as dip and snap apple. Dip is played but putting a tub fill of water on the floor and dropping into it money, sweets, nuts, apples, etc. The players dive with their head and try to get them up in their
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 01:28
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A Local Ancient Story
Killough is a very ancient place. There is an ancient grave yard where there is supposed to be a Saint buried, also a moat which has caves inside, also an old castle. There is a short distance from Killough an arch way of an old bridge and from that bridge there is an under ground passage that leads out to the moat on the hill of Rathwire.
There was a fair held at Killough some years ago and one of the rivers were supposed to be a road by which the stage coaches travelled years ago.
A small bit from Killough there was an inn where they changed the stage coach horses. There was also about that inn, a robbers den. A house with a trap door and any person that travelled by coach that they thought wealthy was lured in there and not saw again. The ruins of this place still remains. St. Patrick is supposed to have passed through Killough, the impression of his feet is on a stone. There is also the ruins of a corn mill.
Ellen Fleeson 12/5/1938
Williamstown,
Caddagh,
Mullingar.
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2019-04-24 01:27
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There are always turkeys and plumb puddings for dinner on that day and sometimes wine for grown ups and lemonade or raspberry for the children. Every one stays at him on Christmas day.
St. Stephen's day is called mummers day because on that day boys dress up in disguise and go from house to house sining, dancing, and playing music. The people always give them money as they always are in good form around Christmas time. The boys go around in batches and the money gathered is divided between them.
St. Patrick's day is a great day for the Irish people. Mothers send shamrocks to their children who are in foreign lands and every one wear it on that day. It is a custom
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 01:24
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There are many festival customs carried out in the country on each fest of the year. A lot of them have been done away with but sit a greater amount of them remain.
On Christmas Eve every one clean his house and decorate it with holly, ivy and paper bunting. On their way to bed the children hand up their stockings over the fire-place or at the foot on their beds. During the night the mothers fill them with toys, sweets, books etc gifts which are always greeted with cries of wonder and delight.
On christmas day there are always cards of greetings and pared of gifts to be opened before dinner
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2019-04-24 01:20
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shoes." The old woman said "That is not what I meant you to do at all. I meant you to keep your shoes polished every day. You have no head nor you never will be any good. I left it to yourself to understand that. She came to the second and asked her did she do what she was told. She said she did. She had all the jugs the pots and buckets and the tubs full. The isn't what I meant you to do at all said the old woman. I meant you to give all the rinsings to a big and never throw them out any. Then when she would have the pig fat to kill it and hang it in the chimney. She said the same thing to that girl. No one knew what she said to the third girl.
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2019-04-24 01:18
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Martin Tom Jack was from Clare and was a traveling woman. She had charms and she could bring butter and do any other things. She was married and had three daughters but her husband died. The daughters were married and she came to visit them in turn. She said tot he first daughter when she was going, "Have a new pair of shoes every day for year and one day." To the second she said, "keep all the rinsing that you will have in the chimney." She told the third to do something but no one knew it only their selves. When the year had rolled over the old woman came to visit them. She came to the fist woman and asked her had she the knew shoes every day.
So she said I have my husband robbed buying
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-24 01:15
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The ghost used to draw at him but couldn't hit anything either.
They both parried at each other for about half an house. Then the fool said, "Now why can you do me and all you have killed on this road." Then the officer said I never killed anyone but when they would see me they used to die with fright and as you were so brave and spoke to me I will give you a bag of gold. He then brought him to a certain spot , rose a stone and showed him the money. He then told him that it was a punishment on him to mind this until some one found it and that now he was free. he then vanished from his side and the fool went home with his bag of fold, and he was no longer a fool.
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2019-04-24 01:13
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Once there was a certain spot on a road which every one dreaded to pass in the night because they would be found dead in the morning and no body knew the cause. A family of gentlemen lived close by. One of them was always looked upon as the fool of the family. One night they wanted a message and non elf them was inclined to go. The fool said that himself would go if they gave him the best sword they had. They were only to glad do so as they wanted to do away with him and as they were sure he would be found dead in the morning. He took his sword and went along this road. As he neared the spot an Officer with a shining swear came out before swinging his shield in the air. The fool rushed at him but could hit nothing as he was a ghost.
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2019-04-24 01:10
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Once upon a time a man was cutting turf. He kept cutting on down straight into the bog hole, and when he thought he had enough cut he could not come up because the hole was very deep. A hare was passing at the time, and the man caught his tail trying to come up. The hare pulled on his best trying to pull the man up but the man was too heavy and the tail broke. From that day till this every hare has a short tail. Then the man caught the hares two hind legs and the hare pulled him out of the hole. With such pulling the hares hind legs became longer then the two front ones and from that day till this every hairs hind legs are longer than the front ones.
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2019-04-24 01:09
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This poem & the following one was made by one William Bambrick who is the local poet He is a journey man 35 or 40 years of age and a farmer. This poem deals with the laziness of binders who are not hired but who only come as a compliment.
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2019-04-24 01:07
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There was a fortune teller who was a dummy and he told the people that there was something minding the gold. He called this thing "spaineirin". He wrote down in Irish and no one could understand what "spaineirin" meant.
Bridget Fahy
Derrawee
Gort
Co. Galway
Heard the story from my father- John Fahy- on whose field the gold is said to be hidden.
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2019-04-24 01:05
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Long ago there lived an old man and woman on our farm in Derrawee. They were a very rich couple and they owned all the land from Derrawee to Derrakeel. The man used to sell forty cattle at one fair and he always got sovereigns. He put all his fold into a crock and buried it in one of our fields. This man and his wife died after some years and both they and the gold were forgotten. Some years after a man named John Kil cooley in Inchamore, dreamt of the spot where it was buried. He and his three companions Michael Kil cooley, Thomas Connaire and Owen Cooney came to the place to dig for it, but it began to make terrible thunder and lightening and they ran way with fright.
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2019-04-24 01:02
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have suffered without hear or disdain,
But if you be true to England by obeying her Saxon laws,
They you'll soon forget our men shot down by the cold blooded murderers the servants of the brown,
Let this ring throughout land and echo over the main,
That our gallant Loughnane brothers were not sacrificed in vain.
This was composed by some local poet who's nam tis unknown. It is about the loughnane brothers natives of Shanaglish beyond Gort. They were meters of the I.R.A. and they were brutally burned by the English. They were dragged behind two carriers for three miles and they died near Kinvara. Their bodies were then thrown into a and and ere not discovered till two days afterwards. The Tans that committed this outrage in Nov. 1920
Eileen Kelly
Keanspounce
Gort
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2019-04-24 00:59
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corpses they did lie,
Their bodies they were coffined and wrapped in brown and white,
And left into the Church of God where they rested that night.
V
The following day was a mournful sight for the mother of the brave,
To see her darling boys going to the bosom of the clay,
Those brother nursed with tender care are now beneath the sod,
Their spirits are despite their foes today before their God,
In the church yard of Shanaglsih those two young heroes lie,
They gave their blood for Ireland and died for you I,
And gave up all they had on earth and suffered all these pains,
To strick for you anther blow and smash the Saxon chains.
VI
IS there any rebel here amongst you still to repeat those words again,
To thread the path of dauntless men who
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2019-04-24 00:57
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brought him in and sent him to bed and gave him a hot cup of tea. It was another man they buried instead of James Ryan.
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2019-04-24 00:56
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and their roars were head for miles away.
"what they suffered God only knows."
III
Their bodies were brutally burned as they lay upon the ground,
Then left into a bon to prevent them from being found,
For ten long days in this desolate grave unblessed by any priest
Those martyred brothers Loughmanes by God's aid was released,
To an old house near Kinvara the funeral marched next day,
Under a body guard of I.R.A. who took the remains away.
IV
That day was a sorrowful day for their mother,
To see the fresh blood oozing from a wound in Harry's side,
Poor paronaz's flesh was torn, over his eyes were boiled within,
There was nothing left o recognize but a nose and half a chin,
His brothers lones lay visible as cold
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2019-04-24 00:56
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In the year of the famine many people died from a sickness called chollera. In the County Weford there was a man by the name of James Ryan digging potatoes in a field and he looked up towards the road and he saw a funeral passing. He took suddenly ill and fell by the side of the spade. They took him to hospital and after a few days his wife got word that he was dead. She made arrangements for the funeral and they buried him and she came home. After about three weeks she was gone to bed and she heard a knock at the door. She called out to know who was there and he said "Peggy let me in I'm perished with the cold and very cold." I won't let you in didn't I bury your three weeks ago." I wasn't dead atall replied James." Go back to heaven where you came out of. Oh, Jim didn't I bury you three weeks ago. Oh, sure I wasn't dead atall. So they kept on saying that until broad day light in the morning and Peggy looked out and when she saw her own husband James she nearly fainted. She
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2019-04-24 00:53
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As the winter's wind blew wild on a cold November's night,
The sad news reached Kenvara of a mournful tragic sight,
IT was the finding of two brothers pale corpses lay side by side,
Far from their loving mother these true hearted brothers died,
They were taken by our enemies while threshing their mother's corn,
And came back cold corpses to the place where they were born,
They were taken in a lorry by a military escort,
From their native home Shanaglish
three miles south-west of Gort.
II
They were dragged behind two carries for three miles and more,
Till the blood gushed from their faces and their bodes cursed and sore,
They were taken to Drimharsin on a clear November's day,
While the blood gushed from their faces
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2019-04-24 00:50
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the end of big clause. So small clause went home end had all the riches. He made a fool of big clause every time.
Michael Fahy
Derrawee
Gort,
Co. Galway
Story from father- Jim Fahy who heard it from his father years ago
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2019-04-24 00:49
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him this time because he has me tricked rightly the second time. He put him in a bag and tied it and when he was going past a church he left little clause at the gate. A drover was passing by with three hundred sheep and cattle. He saw Little clause and said "Isn't it happy for you to be carried all over the country." "I'd rather a lot to be walking like you. If you like come in here and I'll do your work," said Little clause. So he did. Little clause went home with the cattle and sheep.
Big clause drowned the drover and went home and saw little clause before him. "Oh" said big clause "i thought I drowned you." "you did too" said little clause "but I came to a rich warm country under the water and I got sheep and cattle in it." Show me where it is". Little clause when to the river and when he cam near the river he let on to be lacing his shoe. He said to big clause "jump in there straight and you will come to a grand country. So he did an he was downed and that was
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2019-04-24 00:49
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Once upon a time there was a sports held in Clodiagh and there was a great crowd assembled. There was a big tent erected in the middle of the field and written over the door was "come and see the holy friar" in your thousands. Admission sixpence. Everybody was delighted and they all rushed in haste to see the holy friar. One by one is all they used to be let in and to their great surprise when they went what did they see but a frying pan full of holes. When they came out they used to say to one another Isn't he very nice because they would be affraid they would be called fools. In another part of the field there was another tent erected and all the people went in and written over the door was come and see the strange ass with his tail where his head should be when they went in what was there but an ass and his tail turned to the manger.
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2019-04-24 00:45
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customer asked Little blause where was his grandmother or how is she. Little blause said that she wa leah and that she was outside in the car. The customer said to give her this glass of wine but Small blause or Little blause said that she would like to see the customer. So the customer brought her the wine and she would not take because she was dead. He struck her with a glass of wine in the forehead and knocked her over. Little blause said "why did you kill my poor grandmother". "Oh" said the customer "I'll give you a chest of fold if you don't tell anyone." so he did and Little blause buried his grandmother and went home.
Big blause said, "I thought I had you killed." "oh no" said Little blause "t'was my grandmother you killed and I got a chest of gold for her." So Big blause killed his grandmother and done the same thing. he went to he town and said . "Dead bodies for sale." The guards whip him and summoned hm. Then he buried his grandmother and said "I'll drown
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2019-04-24 00:41
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said Small blause. "Be it so" said the minister. "but you must drown that man." Small blause did what he was told and went home with the gold.
Big blause saw what had happened and asked him where did eh get the gold. Small blause said "for the skin". Big blausekilled his five horses and skinned them. Then he brought them to the market and he walked up and the town saying, "skins of horses for sale." They offered him thirty shilling but he was in a rage of anger. Then he went home and swore he would kill Little blause. It was near night and Little blause was in bed. Big blause went over to the room with a sledge and killed Little blause's grandmother in a mistake.
Little blause got up early in the morning and put his grandmother in the car and tied her to the car with ropes and put a shovel on her and brought her to their shopkeeper. The
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2019-04-24 00:41
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Once upon a time there was a man living in America and he was going in for a big position. The manager of the firm sent a man home to Ireland to see what kind of a place was he born in. When he came home he saw a little thatched house at the but of Brandon hill. When he was in they gave him his dinner. They gave him a kish of potatoes and no knives or forks. There were three goats on the floor of the kitchen and they had six bayonets. Outside the door was a sow and bonhams and Brandon hill was at the back of it. When he went back he met the manager and he told him all about himself and the place. He said when he went in he got his dinner and the knives and forks he had could not be bought for money and the table he had to eat off was made of wicker work and there was a Guard of honour over him and outside the door there was a band and band master and they were playing a selection of tunes and there was three hundred acres of a backyard at the back of the house.
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2019-04-24 00:38
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with the woman of that house. But she was married before to a minister. She used to give the minister nothing but stirabout. Soon the minister came and brought Small blause in. The wife of the minister heard them talking and she quickly put the man that was in love with her in a big chest and what he was eating and drinking in another. Small blause saw all this going on when he was eating the stirabout with the minister he stirred the skin and it squealed.
"What is that saying" said the minister. "It is saying that in that chest over there there is lots of nice things." He stirred it again and ti squealed and the minister said "What is that saying" said the minister. "it is saying that in that chest over there there is a man who is involve with your wife." They looked and found the man and the nice things. "Oh it is a great thing" said the minister "and it was no good. What do you want for it." "The full of the chest of gold
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2019-04-24 00:34
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There was once two men named Big Blause and Little blause. Big blause had five horoes and Small because he had one horse. Every day big blause used to have small blause's horse an this own five horses ploughing. Every Sunday Small blause used to have Big blause's five horses and his own ploughing.
When the people use to be going home from Mass Small blause used say "Up my six fine horses" Big blause said "If you say that again I'll kill your horse." He said it again the next Sunday. Then Big blause killed Small blause's horse with a sledge. Small blause skinned his horse and he said that is would go to the market.
When he came near the town he slept in a hayshed. There was a house near by and he looked in through the window. He saw a man eating nice things and drinking wine and whiskey. He was in love
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2019-04-24 00:25
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Once upon a time there lived a man called Jack Rickard. He dreamed three nights in succession that he would get his fortune at the bridge of Banagher. One day he went to Banagher expecting to find his riches. He kept walking across the bridge all day and nothing unusual happened. In the evening a came to him and asked him what was the matter or what was keeping walking up and down all day. Jack told him of his dream. "Go home and have sence" said the man, "I often dreamt I'd get my riches
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2019-04-24 00:20
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placed there by the Danes.
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2019-04-24 00:20
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There was a man living in Eyrecourt who did not walk or talk till he was twenty-one years of age. Once there was a priest named Father Furlong in jail and on the day he was set at liberty a big meeting was held and there was great rejoicing in Eyrecourt.
While the people were crowding round Father Furlong the cripple suddenly jumped up and asked the people to keep out of his way so that he could see the priest. All the people were astonished as up to that time the man had not been able either to speak or walk.
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2019-04-24 00:17
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A few years ago there was a dance held in Tynagh. During the night water was wanted so the man of the house went to fetch some. When he reached the well he saw a great crown of men hurling in the field. One man came towards him and asked him to hurl with him but he would not. He went home but left his bucket after him. Next morning he went to fetch the bucket but he found it full of blood. It was said that the hurlers were fairies and they washed the
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2019-04-24 00:16
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All the children catch hands in a ring and you blindfold one he is called Jacob then you pick one out of the ring she is called Rachael then when Jacob catches Rachael he has to guess who it is if he does not guess correct he has to stay blindfold until he does but if he guesses who it is that person will have to be blindfold. While they are playing they game, the boy calls "Rachael" and the girl calls "Jacob" and this gives the person that is blindfold an idea of where the other one is.
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2019-04-24 00:15
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years ago. Dancing and music are also heard there.
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2019-04-24 00:14
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There are forts in this locality. If a person stood near a fort that is in Lisdeligna he could see other forts; one in Coill beag and another in Clare Madden. The forts in Coill beag and Lisdeligna are surrounded by bushes. There are three forts which can be seen one from the other; one in Clare Madden and two in Lisforahas. The forts Clane Madden and Lisforahas are surrounded by moats.
There is a fort in Clare Madden and it is said that a woman by the name of Clare Madden and her dog Rose went into the fort and they never came out. The place is called after her. It is said that sometimes you would hear the sound of horses' running within the fort. A man took up a flag in a fort in Coill Beag and he was
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2019-04-24 00:12
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Blind man's buff
You put a cloth around your eyes and run and catch somebody. And they will have to put the cloth around their eyes then.
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2019-04-24 00:11
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When we are going to play corners. First all the children gets a corner each and the person who get no corner has to stay in the middle and then the children has to run from one corner to the other and if the person that is in the middle is able to get into another person's corner that person has to get into the middle and that continues all through the play.
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2019-04-24 00:10
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The crops that grow around the fort are usually very good. Long ago people used to see rights moving around it. It was protected by a number of black cats.
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2019-04-24 00:10
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In the town land of Ramore there is a fort called "Cúl bán." There is a circle of bushes round the fort. The fort covers about twenty square perches of land. In the middle of the fort there is a big Greek stone. There is a cat seen time after time sitting on the stone. There is also a light seen traveling around the fort about midnight. Cars with lights are seen going into the fort between twelve and two o'clock at night. People are heard also laughing and talking at those particular hours. Men with red caps were seen hurling in this spot. Hunts men and horses used to appear here some
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2019-04-24 00:08
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I; What does not move or stir?
Answer; The ground.
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2019-04-24 00:08
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I; Why does a hen pick the pot?
Answer; Because she can not lick it.
II; Why doe a cow look over the ditch?
Answer; Because she can not look under it.
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2019-04-24 00:06
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I; What goes round the world and round the world and leaves a rag in every bush?.
Answer; Snow.
II; What is black and read all over?
Answer; Newspaper.
III; What is in the middle of the world?
Answer; R
IV: What can you hear and can't see?
Answer Wind.
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2019-04-24 00:06
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O Ireland is a pleasant place,
When youth is in the veins,
Tis pleasant when the sun is out.
Tis pleasant when it rains.
Yes sure the eyes of youth can pierce
The thickest rain and mist,
And see afar the mountain wide
By a kindly sunshine kissed.
II
Faith! every hill a mountain there.
And every bush a tree.
Faith? every stream a river wide.
And every lake a sea.
Every heart a font of hope
Of faith and love and truth.
Oh Ireland is a pleasant place.
For them that have the youth.
III
Yes sure its there I' thinking
The sweetest words are said.
For over there is the blarney.
That would turn the wisest head
Tales of yore and fairy love
And jesting full of joy,
Oh! Ireland is a pleasant place
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2019-04-24 00:04
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VIII; What turns without moving?
Answer; Cream turns sour.
VIIII; What is it that walks and never talks?
Answer; Your feet.
What month do people talk least?
Answer; Feburary
VV; Why does a hen pick a pot?
Answer; Because she can't lick it. .
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2019-04-24 00:01
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I; A man went up the road with a hundred patches on his coat. What time was it?
Answer; Time to get a new one.
II: I have a little red cow in the corner, she eats all I give her and drinks no water?
Answer; A fire.
III; What number if finished by adding one letter?
Answer; One - add D and it is done.
IV; Why does mother never make a square plum pudding?
Answer; Because she wants it to go round.
V; How many cows tails would reach the moon?
Answer One if it were long enough.
VI; What is the difference between a lady and a postage stamp?
Answer: One is a female and the other a mail fee.
VII: I have a roomful and I can't catch a spoonful?
Answer; Smoke.
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2019-04-23 23:58
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When one is but a boy.
IV
But Ireland is a lonesome place.
It's a strange and airy land
When after years of exile.
On her shore again I stand
The sun has lost its graciousness
The moon it's yellow light.
And where are all the hawthorns.-
That used to be so white.
Ah me! the change ah me" how strange
To find Old Ireland sad.
That used to be so happy.
To a happy-hearted lad.
This song was composed by my uncle Jack Gormley after his trip to Ireland about forty years ago.
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2019-04-23 23:56
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Some years ago a young boy went to serve his time to a tailor in the west of Irelang. He lived with them and worked at the trade for three or four years. There were only the tailor and his wife and this boy living in the house. The tailor and his wife slept in a room off the kitchen, and the apprentice slept in a settle bed in the kitchen. One night in the month of May he heard a noise in the kitchen. He peeped out and saw the tailors wife take a bottle from the press and rub her hands a face with it. All of a sudden she appeared in the shape of a hare and jumped out through the window. When she was gone the boy got out of the bed and rubbed himself with the bottle and turned into a hare and jumped out through the window also. The went on until the came to a field where there were a great number of hares. The frisked about until about half-past two. Then he notice her start for home. He set out after her. When he came in sight of the house he saw her jump in through the window. when he got in she had the bottle ahide and he had a great search for it, and he got it just before the clock struck three. He said that if he did not get it before three oclock he would remain a hare all his life.
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2019-04-23 23:54
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Holy Wells - There is a Holy Well over near Barrigone. Many people visit it, because it is said that there is a cure in it. If a person got a fresh cut, a cobweb is a very good thing to rub to it. If a baby's tongue got covered with white, it is called thrush, and it is said that if a gander or a goose breathed into the baby's mouth it would cure it. The stuff of the stem of a dandelion, like milk, is a great cure for warts.
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2019-04-23 23:48
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Loughmountain village bringing alarm and destruction in its trail .
Some thoright it was a hurricane and some the inhahitants woke up in terror. It came with a tremendous roar.
People had to leave their homes and their crops got covered over with several feet of the bog which had moved so unexpectedly.
That same year many people cut turf in their yards from some of the boggy land that had moved there. Sight-seers from far and near to this day come to see what they call the moving bog.
There are no Irish speakers in the townland and I don't know if the townland is mentioned in any song.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-23 23:44
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In fact this is the type of table most common in the school district.
Rice and rice pudding is a common dish for Xmas eve.
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2019-04-23 23:43
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2019-04-23 23:42
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Deireann na daoine nuair a bhfeiceann siad réaltóg ag tuitim a paidir seo a rádh trí huaire "M'aigam do dia is do Mhuire"
When they see a new moon they bless themselves. When they hear thunder they say three Hail Marys and sometimes they say the Rosery.
When the people see a person falling they say God bless us.
It is said that if you would say these prayers you would go to Heaven.
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2019-04-23 23:36
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Long ago in the Famine times the people of this district suffered terribly with hunger. The potato crop failed and the people had nothing to depend on for food except on the oats which they took to the mill where it was ground into oaten meal.
From this they made porridge which they ate with milk and this was the only food they had.
An old woman of this locality often related the following story to her neighbours.
In the famine times a man had some seed potatoes and he scattered them on a clean, dry floor lest they should decay.
When he began to slit them
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2019-04-23 23:32
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the next spring he found they had decayed.
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2019-04-23 23:30
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In the famine times a man in this locality died with hunger. He was very poor and he had not anything to eat. During the night a man who lived near him put the corpse into a wheelbarrow and was bringing him to a grave to bury him. He went into a house to kindle his pipe and he left the corpse outside. When he went out he found that the pigs had thrown him out of the wheelbarrow and were eating him.
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2019-04-23 23:25
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"Sé bheatha, sé bheatha na mná riaghalta".
A second circuit of the stables and a third are made, always with the same petition at the door and the same response within.
At the finish of the third prayer "fear a' tighe" lays a bundle of rushes under the table, says grace and invites all to eat the supper.
The supper over the rushes are placed in the middle of the family circle and young and old begin to weave the rush cross of St Brigid. Next day the crosses are blessed and one is hung up in each room and in every out-office
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2019-04-23 23:21
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2. Another custom commonly used on St Brigid's Eve is known as "Brat Breighde" When the family are asleep "fear ah tighe" collects a garment belonging to each member and hides them in some accessible place outside.
This is done so that St. Brigid and her holy women may find warm wraps on their journey during the night. As a final act the door is left unlocked so that they may come in and warm themselves by the fire.
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2019-04-23 23:17
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Long ago there was an old forge in this townland. It belonged to a man named Gallagher. In the landlord's time the people had to leave this country and go to America. Gallagher, the blacksmith was one of those who went.
The forge is not to be seen now. The stones that were in it are now built in the fences nearby. The field in which it was built belongs now to a man named Joe Swift.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-23 23:15
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Twas a February day, short dismal and cold
When the boys mobalised neath the green white and gold.
To ambush the foe for their Dark Rosaleen
And to strike a good blow by the walls of Drumkeen.
O'Hannegan came with his men from the east.
And you'd swear to see them march they were going to a feast.
So care-free and gallant in their jackets of green,
Were the boys from East Limerick that day in Drumkeen.
Next the lads of our own, they marching along.
As each rebel kept step to a lilt of a song.
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2019-04-23 23:14
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Long ago there was an old forge in this townland. It belonged to a man named Gallagher. In the landlord's time the people had to leave this country and go America. Gallagher (the blacksmith) was one of those who went.
The forge is not to be seen now. The stones that were in it are now built in the fences nearby. The field in which it was built belongs to Joe Swift now.
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2019-04-23 23:11
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November they are barefooted.Although children can run fast and are lively without boots they suffer sometimes, because they get sore legs ,cuts and bown-locks.
Long ago people used hardly wear shoes .Youngsters used not wear them until they were able to work with a spade. Sometimes they used have clogs.Those were leather ones with timber soles .They were cheaper than the other shoe. Pat Doohan's wife who lives in Slieveloughane, Connolly has a pair of shoes. if people had a good pair of shoes they used spare them . They used bring their shoes in their hands to the chapel and put them on.They were two
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2019-04-23 23:11
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frequently seen around the place. Fairy lights were to be seen at night and people say that they are to be seen still.
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2019-04-23 23:10
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Long ago there was an old forge in the townland of Ballymoghenry. It was situated on a field in Michael Wright's farm. The smith was called Seán-a-Ghabha and ever since the field in which the forge was situated is called Seán-a-Ghabhas
When his death occurred there were bad times in Ireland and no one was able to take up his job. A few years after his death the forge fell and only the remains of it are to be seen now.
After old Seán's death fairies were
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-04-23 23:06
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Long ago the farmers had neither scythes nor mowing machines with which to cut the corn but they used sickles instead. They held the corn in the left hand and cut it with the sickle which was held in the right hand.
When they had a sheaf cut they made a band and tied it. They continued this process until they had the corn cut.
Then they put the sheaves standing up in stooks, each stook contained about sixteen sheaves
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2019-04-23 23:03
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1. There is a holy well near Ballina, Co Mayo. It is called the fountain of the One Horn. St. Patrick baptized many people there. It is said that he baptized in one day twelve thousand people in that well.
The well is situated close to the railway station.
2. There is another holy well on the edge of the Ox Mountains. It is called Corann. There is a large rock close at hand which is called the altar. It is said that St. Patrick said mass there.
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2019-04-23 22:59
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There is a holy well on the shore of Lough Gill, Co Sligo. It is called Tobaranaltha [?]. The water gushes out into the well from the face of a cliff.
This well was blessed by St Patrick who baptized converts there.
In penal days when no priests could enter Sligo town, the water of this well was used in the celebration of mass, which was offered there beneath an old oak tree.
It is said that this well sprung up at the prayer of St Patrick when he was suffering from thirst.
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2019-04-23 22:54
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There is a bog convenient to my house. it is called Nedd Bog. Long ago a giant wished to cross this bog. This, however he could not do ac there was a river running through the bog.
At last he thought of a plan. He took three of the largest stones he could find and he threw them one by one into the river.
Those served as stepping stones and he could thus, cross the river easily Since then the stones are called, 2"Clocha an Fáthaigh Daill Dhuibh."
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2019-04-23 22:49
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2019-04-23 22:30
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A song beginning "O'Rourke's noble fare will ne'er be forgot", translated by Dean Swift, is of his composition. His songs in general may be compared to those of Pindar, as they have frequently the same flights of imagination; and are composed (I don't say written, for he could not write) merely to flatter some man of fortune upon some excellence of the same kind. In these one man is praised for the excellence of his stable
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2019-04-23 22:27
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Of all the Bards this country ever produced, the last and greatest was Carolan the Blind. He was at once a poet, a musician, a composer, and sang his own verses to his harp. The original natives never mention his name without rapture; both his poetry and and music they have by heart, and even some of the English, who have been transplanted there, find his music extremely pleasing.
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2019-04-23 22:12
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out of this flannel bainins and shirts used be made.Out of the thread also also women used knit stockings,jerseys and sometimes petticoats .Those clothes were never coloured but always snow white.they used spend weeks washing the flannel to whiten it, because it was hard to take the oil out of the carder's mill out of it.They made fryze overcoats overcoats from wool also.This was the only thing they coloured .
They coloured it not with colour which is bought in shops.They made their own colour.They boiled the wool with the skin of a tree and black stuff out of a boghole.(When ) After a week they would take up the wool and it would be coloured,
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2019-04-23 21:14
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Child taken by mysterious ladies.
About twenty six years ago a little girl aged twelve years was playing with her sisters near a fort outside her own home about a quarter of a mile from my own home in Bracklyn. My mother knew the child and her parents who lived there at that time.
As the little girl did not return home with her companions her parents thought she might have gone to some neighbours house: but she was not in any house, neither did her companions see her leaving their company.
The neighbours assisted the childs parents in searching all the summer's evening and continued during the night.
At about four Oclock on the following morning the missing child was found about half a mile from her own home. She told her parents that two ladies carried her away, but could give no account of how, or what happened or where she was during the evening and night.
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Told by my mother
Celine Buzzano,
Bracklyn,
Killucan.
W. Meath
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2019-04-23 20:52
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A Story
My mother told me a story about which she heard happened near our own house. The wood where the incident is said to have happened is still to be seen.
One day some years ago a poor woman not having any fuel went to gather sticks in this wood: the child fell asleep under a tree, but when the mother returned she could get no trace of her child.
After searching during the night the child was found still asleep next morning, under a tree in the same wood. when the child was awakened, she told her father that her own mother and a white dog had taken care of her during the night. but she could not explain what particular place she had been. The following night the mother of this little child died.
Peggy Doyle,
Bracklyn,
Killucan.
21. 3. 1938
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2019-04-23 20:43
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In olden times the old people had queer notions about certain days being lucky and unlucky. Some old people would not move from one house to another on Monday or Friday as they would say "Fridays flitting is a short setting". In former times they always got married on a Wednesday or Thursday and generally the months they thought lucky was February or June.
The days for getting cures made was generally on Mondays or Thursday. The old people have certain times in the year which they call lucky such as Whit Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The old people would not like anything to be born on those days. Any thing that was born was supposed to be buried alive that meant either a man or woman would have to take a spade and go out to a field and dig a green sod and left it up and bring what ever was born and leave it down where the sod was dug and leave the sod across it for a few seconds that what was called 'burying alive'. Anyone
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2019-04-23 20:43
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The houses in olden times were built far differently than the ones of the present day. They were built in the most sheltered places to be found. They were mostly built of mud and turf and were thatched with rushes. Inside the houses they were sealed with sticks but a straight stick was never used as the old people counted it unlucky. The floors were made of gravel and lime mixed together. The houses usually consisted of one or two rooms and a kitchen, with one very small window in each apartment.
I, Maureen O'Donohue, Bushy Park, Borrisokane got this from my mother Mrs O'Donohue Bushy Park, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary
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2019-04-23 20:41
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A Story
In former years there was a school in Bracklyn. Tradition tells us there was a woman killed at this school. On one occasionit was on a girl's journey to pass this school, as she was passing by this school she saw this woman who was killed at the school.
The girl thought it was some of her companions, and she hid in side the gate of the school. She thought she would frighten her companions when they would appear. When the girl saw it was not her companions, and that the person who (was) killed at the school had appeared as a ghost, the girl dropped dead. The local people said it must have been the ghost of the person that was killed at the school, who came back to haunt the place.
Josephine Doyle,
Bracklyn,
Killucan.
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2019-04-23 20:38
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In former times the people lived in houses which were mostly thatched with the exception of an odd slated one. The thatch was got from wheat and oats. In some houses there was a settle bed which could accommodate three or four persons. This bed could be closed up so as to make a seat, when not in use. The fire place was usually at the gable wall, although in a few houses it was in the corner Turf and wood was used for the fire. The people cut their own wood and got the turf in the bog. There are only a few half doors now in this district, but they are still common in the country.
I, Maisie Murphy, got this information from my mother, Mrs J. Murphy, Main St. Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary.
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2019-04-23 20:37
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in the bank with his tail and it is called up to this day the Cut of Maypole.
Told to me by my father William Murtagh, Carne, Coole, Co. Westmeath.
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2019-04-23 20:36
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There is a lot of Local name places connected with this district. It is told "Carne" means a height over a grave. It is thought there was a burial place some place in Carne in olden times.
There is also a hill going down Mullagh lane called "Peddar Andys hill" because a man named Peddar Andy Smyth lived there.
There is also a hollow beside our school called "Kattys Hollow" because a woman named Katty lived in that hollow long ago. There is a cut in the bank at the East side of Lough Lane called the "cut of Maypold". There was a rich man living near Lough Lane about 100 years ago and he said he would give any money to any one who would prove to him if there was fairys living in Lough Lane. A man went down to prove the truth of the story. He found a small pot which he took with him. A fairy followed him in the form of an eel. When the eel could not hit the man he turned round and left a cut
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2019-04-23 20:33
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and a "quid" for a pound.
I Maureen Seymour, Borrisokane, got this from my father Michael Seymour, Borrisokane.
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2019-04-23 20:31
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In olden times shops were not very common. There were only three shops in the town of Borrisokane. On Sundays after Mass buying and selling used to be carried on. Work was often given in exchange for goods.
The words "tick" "charge" and "cant"[?] were connected with buying and selling. When a person bought anything from another person without paying for it, he was said to have got it on "tick". In the olden times hucksters used to go round selling their wares to the people. Men used to go round buying feathers and rags and people often got a lot of money for a bag of feathers. Various coins have now gone out of use, such as, five shilling pieces and sovereigns. In this district different coins are referred to as "tanner" for a sixpence, "bob" for a shilling
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2019-04-23 20:30
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would go out before them on the road and would and would not let them pass. If they went to knock him down and go by it is said that they would die within period of the year.
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2019-04-23 20:26
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off his brothers' heads and took the crowns off the heads of the giants daughters. Then he put the crowns on his brothers' heads and the nightcaps on the giant's daughters When the giant came to kill the children it was his own daughters he killed instead of the boys. When morning came the boys ran off and the giant followed them. One of the boys dug a hole and put some branches over it, and when the giant was coming along after them he fell into the hole and was killed.
I, Maureen O'Donohue Bushy Park Borrisokane got this from my mother Mrs O'Donohue Bushy Park Borrisokane Co. Tipperary
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2019-04-23 20:24
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at Carnagh. The reason why it is called 'the mill stream' is because it used to turn a grinding mill for grinding wheat and oats long ago. It is told that this mill was owned by a very rich family named the Kiernans.
There is a road leading from Coolure crossroads to the town of Castlepollard which is called 'Crucan road'. It is called so because it is a very crocked road and 'Cracan' means very crocked.
There is a very large pond in a field belonging to Pat Coughlan my grand uncle and it is called 'Thomsons brick quarry' in olden days. Now it is called a 'pond' because a few years after the bricks were taken out of it there was a very large rain fall. The hole where the bricks were taken out was filled up with water and from that day to this day it is called 'Thomson's pool'.
There is a bridge on Rathfuca road and it is called the 'Black bridge'. Long ago the people that lived in Carnagh would be afraid to pass it day or night after they would see a fairy man. He
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2019-04-23 20:22
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Once upon a time there was a poor woman who lived near to a wood. One night herself and her husband were talking together and her husband said to send the children to the wood and leave them there. The next morning they took the children to the wood and left them there. When the boys saw that they were alone one of them said he would take them to some place where they would be able to get food and lodging. When they came to the house a woman opened the door and gave them food and then put them to bed. When the giant came home he said that there was children in the house, one of the boys sneezed and the giant made up his mind to kill them. When one of the boys heard this he got out of the bed and took the nightcaps
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2019-04-23 20:17
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back again into a human person after a few weeks.
There is a well situated on Rathfus... road and it is called 'Maggies well' because a woman named Maggie Cassidy lived there long ago. It is said that this woman would be able to change a red handerchief into a very strange looking animal which would be very like a hare. It would run from her for a short distance and then it would stand then she would pick it up and put it in her pocket. After a few minutes she would take the red handerchief and hand it to the person that gave it to her. She would tell them to do something with the hankerchief. Perhaps tell them for to wear it on their head for the rest of their life. If it happened that they did not do as she told them they would never be able to walk or talk any more.
There is a small stream running through my district called 'the mill stream'. It rises at Maggies well and it flows through Turbotstown, Mullagh, and Monkstown and into the River Inny
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2019-04-23 20:15
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ploughs.
Fuipeanna eachlasganna:
Dane of Clogagh used make whips from horses' hair - he used to cut, curl, and trace it.
Leary the Weaver lived south of Lissiecremin (in Barryroe parish).
Jerry the cooper lived in Butlerstown.
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2019-04-23 20:13
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in Mill St. He used make tubs for the local people and barrels for fishermen - these barrels were used for corning fish.
Doghadh Aoil :
Lime was burned in Maryboro when the Moores were living in Andrew Deasy's house. The old "bóithrín" leading to Andrew Deasy's house from the Strand road is called the "kiln". There was an old house near the kiln, and its ruins are still to be seen.
Gaibhneacht :
Patsy Gabha often made gates. Pot-crooks, pot hangers, cranes, grates and grates for the fire "anuas ar lic an teinteáin" are still made at the forge. Smith's "point" socks and mend coulters of
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2019-04-23 20:08
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are thatchers. "Reed, wheaten straw threshed by flails, is the best for thatching, as it is not broken. The people of Abbeymahon used to buy reed from Barry's-Point people. There is a special needle used for thatching, also a special yarn and "scoilb" are used. These are made from furze sticks which are cut to a special length, and are pointed sharply at each end, and are warmed to the fire in order to bend them slightly.
Johnny Courcey of Cullinagh, and Thady Brien of Barraerach (R.I.P.) were both thatchers, also Dan Holland of Ramsey Hill. (These townlands are near Courtmacsherry.)
Denis Coakley, a cooper, lived
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2019-04-23 20:06
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A song written by Michael Brennan, Cloneyhigue - about 100 years ago. It was told to me by his nephew James Gilligan, Clonfad. He recited it for me without any trouble although he is an old man. He heard his mother reciting it:
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2019-04-23 20:04
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Bhainidís luachair agus bhainidís an craiceann dhóib. Cuiridís in a mbairtíní agus chrochaidís suas i aice na teine nó go mbeigh siad turim. Bhí sórt pota grisead acu agus leaghaidís geir ann agus thumaidís na bairtíní luachra ann agus annsin bhíodar réidh
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2019-04-23 19:51
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This happened about 40 years ago.
Owen Keena was out fishing on Lough Arrininn one evening and while he was out he saw a mermaid.
As soon as he saw her he threw a spear and stuck it in her head, and immediately she dissapeared.
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2019-04-23 19:48
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Coiglim an teineadh seo mar coigil Brigid cách.
Muir in a bun agus Brigid in a barr ag cúmhadach an tighe agus an teallaigh go mbeidh
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2019-04-23 19:42
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Andy Newman's house in Robinstown was formerly the school house and Mrs Fallons father went to school there.
Peter Edwards was the schoolmaster. There was many fine scholars made in this school. There were no desks but a large chest and they used to sit around this desk and write. His punishment was rare but he had a way of encouraging children. He had a lot of large pins called corker pins and to the best in the class he gave the pins and they used to be trying who
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2019-04-23 19:37
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....very interesting. K Grehan.
A man in this district ................ Newel used to give information on people. No matter what crime was committed he knew who did it and was able to produce the culprit. A lot of people were hanged or transported on his evidence. It was well known that he was swearing lies but he could not be found out. It is not supposed that he was a native of the place. A Mr. Featherston of Carrick proved he was giving false evidence. He hanghed his cattle. He asked Newel if he knew anything about who did it. Of course Newel knew all. On his evidence about 20 men were arrested and convicted and
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2019-04-23 18:44
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In ancient times it was an old custom to tie a little piece of red cloth to the tails of the cows when they would be going out. This was to guard the cows against "superstitions." Another custom was to spit on the cows after their being milked. This was another safeguard against the "evil eye" as it was known to be. Religious emblems such as blessed palm and Holy Wayer were left in the byre, this being thought to bring good luck to the cattle.
Horses
The house in which the horses are kept is called the "stable" and it is mostly divided into "stalls" one horse being kept in each "stall"
It was an old custom to shake clay on the horses when commencing to the plough repeating the words "In arnm an arcar azus an mic azus an
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2019-04-23 18:39
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Nowadays when a person wants a cow "he lets up" a heifer, but in days gone by, the old people used to choose a cow with a white udder. they used say if a cow had a white udder, she would be good for milking.
Usually if a cow's milk is thin, and bad for colouring tea, it is good for butter. Long ago, great commotion would be about buying a cow, nowadays it is almost unnoticed. If a certain man went to a fair to buy a cow all the neighbours would go with to make the "dealing," and in the evening he would treat them all in
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2019-04-23 18:22
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a field of grass," or he could give her more he would say it.
Then if both parties were satisfied, in settlement about fortune and all the marriage would take place immediately afterwards.
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2019-04-23 18:19
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The way the old people would make a match was, when they would meet at a fair, has your daughter any notion of stirring this time. Then he would say "Bgob I don't know, I didn't hear anything about it." Then the first man would speak and say "Now is her time before the shrove is gone out." Then the other man would say "Do you know any body who would want her". "Begob I do, myself has an old bachelor and I think he would have no fault with marriage." The other man would speak and say "I have only two cows. a yearling and
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 17:13
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Before this building was erected mass in a house, now an out office, belonging to Arthur Brennan Rathinista – one mile away. Previous to that while Penal laws were in force mass was celebrated at a mass Rock on the side of Dysart hill near where Loughehoe House now stands, on steep side surrounded by trees. A mass path still known as such passed up from Grange by the lawn.
A thatched chapel was built here later some say.
Mass Rock – two large flat stones , one lying flat, the other slightly sloping.
An uncle of Michael Dunne of Grange found a Mass Book on this mass-path when he was young. This missal was given to Fr Lalor PP of Maryborough then
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2019-04-23 17:05
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I went up boreen
I went down a boreen
I took the boreen on my back.
A ladder.
What is the smallest bridge in the world?
The bridge of your nose.
Where was Moses when the light went out?
In the dark.
What State in America is high in the middle and round at each end?
Ohio.
What is it, the more you take out of it the bigger it gets?
A grave.
What tree grows nearest to the sea?
The beech.
The man that made it never wore it
The man that wore it never saw it.
A coffin.
A piece of fat meat went under a gate
Without any bone in it.
A snail.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:58
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Knockmaun. You could go only a few hundred yards into it now as some of the roof has fallen in. There is also another cave leading to it. That other cave is only a few fields away from it.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:58
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Lakefield
Kellysgrove
Ballinasloe
20:1:1938
Dear Sirs
Please forward one pair of ladies brown leather gloves size nine and price 8/6 number 176 as listed in your catalogue. I enclose you P.O. for price of them.
Yours faithfully
Birdie Bleahen
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:56
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There is a lios near my house. It is in the middle of a wood. It is said that there are rooms under ground there. The opening was never found by anyone. There is a fence all around it. No tee is growing on it.
There is a cave near my house. It is said that long ago it was leading under ground to
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:56
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also help because it is said if you go out without taking the churn you will bring the butter with you.
It takes about a half an hour to churn.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:55
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In the Penal Times
During the PenalTimes the people suffered very much . They were offering the sacrifice of the mass in special places and fields. The people were obliged to go to these places to practice their religion. They were forbidden to offer the sacrifice of the Mass in any public place.
During those times mass was offered in a field now known as the ‘Mass field’. Priests came to this field to offer masses during olden times. This field was after known as the ‘mass field’.
There is a field in Monavea named the mass field also. This field got its name during penal times
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:55
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Churning 12:1:1938
A few days ago the teacher told us to find out all we could about a Dash Churn so I am putting down all the information I got in the next few paragraphs.
A Dash Churn is about three feet high. The top of it is about a foot wide and the bottom is about a foot and half wide. There are other parts in the churn, the dash and the lid. The sides of it are round.
It was used very much long ago but is not now. I churn once a week in winter and twice in summer. Everybody helps at the churning and strangers who come in
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:53
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Corrections
Bottom, bottom, bottom, bottom.
His head and body are pared.
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2019-04-23 16:53
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The old people long ago had no clocks. When they went to sell their eggs they went in the middle of the night because they did not know the time. Most of the people when they went on a journey should wait till the cock crew at two o'clock. The animals were scarce then. The people used to walk barefoot and carry the basket of eggs on their head. They made a 'póilín' of hay or straw and fixed it on their head and then left the basket down on it. They had to live on very poor food - potatoes and sour milk for their dinner and stirabout for their breakfast.
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2019-04-23 16:53
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flat then if there are knots on the timber we cut them off and we rise it as a hurl.
"Daisy Chain"
Girls use a daisy chain as a necklace. It is made from daisies and we stitch them together with a needle and thread.
"Dancing Master"
A bit of cardboard is got. The head and body are pared. After that we make two hands and two feet and we join them to the body with wire. A cord is then tied to the dancing master and he is tied to a chair with the cord. Then he will dance
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2019-04-23 16:51
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Toys 20:12:1937
The list of the following toys that are made at home are "Top", "Hurl", "Daisy Chain", Dancing Master".
"Top"
It is made from a reel. The reel is pared and there are four corners left on it. The bottom is pared thinner than the top. Then a stick is put down through the hole that is in the reel.The bottom of the stick is pared smoother so that it can spin around.
"Hurl"
We cut a bit off an ash tree and we pare it very
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:49
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Games 13:12:'37
I play a great many games such as "Tig", Colours, Blind Man's Buff, Jack Stones, Bit of Fat and a Bit of Lean, Frog in the Pan and Four corner Fool
Tig is played by a number of children and one child says a rhyme "T.I.C. K you have the tig. Then whoever has the tig follows the rest until she gives it to some other child and so on.
Colours are played by a number of children who stand in a line one gives out the colours and another child stands a bit away she is called Cinder.
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2019-04-23 16:47
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There was once a woman who had only one daughter. She was very fond of her and if she ever got sick there would be great confusion. One day the girl got sick and her mother sent for the doctor. The doctor said that the girl had jaundice. Any doctor could not cure her and she was getting worse. There was an old man living in the country and he had a cure for it. He went to the girl's house and he went out into the garden and pulled a herb. He boiled it and gave it to the girl. She drank it and fell asleep. The man she would be cured in ten days. And so she was.
It is a blue flower and grows in nearly every garden. It is shaped like a cup. It is called a cup flower.
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2019-04-23 16:40
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Tá páirc in aice mo thighe agus deirtear go raibh lios ag na Lochlannaig ann fadó. Deirtear comh maith gur dheineadar poll mór fé thalamh ón bpáirc sin go dtí Cnoc Meadhon agus gheobhaidís dul go dtí Cnoc Meadhon ón bpáirc sin. Tá cuid den poll le feiscint fós ins an bpáirc agus gheobhfá dul isteach ann. Ach ní bhfuighfá dul isteach ró-fhada ann mar tá an talamh tar éis titim anuas air agus tá an slí stoptha.
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2019-04-23 16:31
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agus tháinigh sé isteach arís agus chuireadar amach arís é. Tháinigh sé isteach an tríú uair agus chonaic sé a athair ag seasamh ar a uaigh agus ní fhacha sé riamh aghaidh comh gránna agus a bhí air. Níor chuaidh sé suas ach leath den slí chuaidh sé abhaile agus é ag críoch le h-eagla agus ón lá sin amach níor chuaidh sé isteach sa reilg tar éis a sé a chlog um tráthnóna.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:14
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agus d'imtig leis ar lorg an caora. Chuaidh sé isteach sa cruinnte a bhí ar leat taobh an bhótair agus chuaidh sé i bhfolach ionnta. Ní raibh se i bhfad i bfolac sa cruinnte nuair a chuaid buachaill an gadaidhe dubh siar an botar agus ní raibh aige acht aon caora amháin. Crom sé ag breannuigh uaidh agus nuair d'iompuigh sé ní raibh an caora le feicéal aige. D'imitigh mac na baintraig leis no go dtáinic sé go dtí an gadaidhe dubh. Túg an gadaidhe dubh an caora agus na cuig punt dhó. Túg Seán na chuig punt agus an caora abhaile cuigh a mátair. D'imitigh sé arís no go dtáinic sé to dtí an gadaidhe dubh. Dubhairt an gadaidhe dubh leis go gcailleach sé an ceann (anocht) an céad oidhche eile mara ghoideadach sé an brailín a bhí faoi'n minisdeada agus faoi na béan. D'imitig Seán leis no dtáinic sé go dtí teac an minisdeara. Chuaidh se isteach ann agus fuair se loistin ann. Ba gearr go ndeacha gac duine acha codhladh agus nuair ceap Seán go raibh siad na gcodladh. Chuaid sé ag goid an bráilin agus goid sé í. Táinic sé go dtí teac an gadaidhe dubh agus túg an gadaidhe chuig punt éile dhó. Dubhairt an gadaidhe dubh go gcailleach sé an ceann anocht mara goideach sé cupla meál cabhaiste as garrda an mínisdeara. Cuaidh se dhá ghoid agus connaich an minisdeara é agus thúg sé bota mór leis agus chuaidh sé dhá bhualadh. Nach bhfuil fhios agat gur mise atha ann arsa Seán. Mise atá ann. Mise atá ann arsa Seán. Tá fios agamsa
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:05
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never lay there and the place was constantly dry. We are also told that in those far off days called the penal days a local woman named Mrs Muldowney used sweep the floor beneath the bush on the day before the day on which the mass was celebrated . This information about the Mass Bush was given to me by Michael Muldowney who resides with his brother James in Doonane. They are both grandsons of the woman referred to
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 16:02
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The Mass Bush
The Parochial chapel which we see today in Doonane was built not more than one hundred and fifty years ago. Its position is rather peculiar as we find we eneter the church from the back rather than from the front. In other words the back of the church is nearest the entrance gate. This is accounted for by the fact that the old Coach Road with an avenue leading to the present church was closed by order of the local landlord and the existing new road was then formed.
Before the present church was built we are told that people came great distances to hear Mass in the open any very convenient to the site of the present church. Mass used be celebrated beneath a bush, was situated in an angular plot close to the little stream that flows by. There was a sloping ground from the mass bush so that the water
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2019-04-23 15:47
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Bhí garsún ann uair agus ní raibh sé acht naoi bliana núair a fúair a athair agus a mháthair bás. Ní raibh aon deartháir ná driofúir aige. Bhí duine ina chónaí in aice leis agus thógadar an garsún seo. Ní raibh ins an tigh ach beirt cailíní agus bhí an-ghrá acu don garsún. Dúradar leis go bhfaigheadh sé an tigh nuair a gheobhaidís féin bás. Fuaireadar bás agus fuiar sé an tigh deas uatha. Bhíodh sé amuigh go dtí an t-am mharbh den oíche gach oíche agus raghaidh isteach go dtí an reilig ina raibh a athair curtha ag paidireoracht ar an uaigh. Chuaidh sé istech an oíche seo agus bhí sé ar meisce. Chuaidh sé suas thaobh an séipéil amuigh agus chonaic sé an beirt cailíní lena raibh sé ina chónaí leo ag seasamh ar a n-uaigh féin. Chuaidh sé suas agus níor thug sé aon suim ortha. Nuair a bhí sé gairid dóibh rugadar air agus chuireadar lasmuigh den geata é.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 15:41
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In Stacks Bog in Toor Duagh there is a rock called Carraig an Puirc? And upon this rock a priest named Father Walsh used say Mass. Every morning a crowd of people used gather around this rock and hide themselves between reeks of turf and bogdeal for fear the soldiers would notice the crowd and come and destroy them. The tabernacle was made of turf . every morning the priest would bury the chalice and other things near the rock until the next morning. One morning as the people were coming to Mass, the soldiers saw them and they waited to see where the people were going. As soon as they saw the people hiding they ran after them and when they found the priest they mocked him and spilled the chalice. The they threw the Chalice away. And then they got a fincher’s? and pulled of his the hair off the priest’s head. The
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2019-04-23 15:34
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Bhí ministear ann uair agus bhíodh sé ag fagailt trí ponann an duine ó gach feirmeoir in aghaidh na bliana agus nuair a bhí sé bailighthe aige dhein sé staca de. Nuair a bhíodh na daoine ag gabháil thar an ioclann dheiridís gur staca breá é agus deireadh sé sin gur staca an m hargadh é. Ansan glaoidh na comharsan @Staca na Mhargadh' ar a ingean.
Bhí feirmeoir ina chónaí gairid don mhinistéar agus bhí mac aige agus tbharfadh sé a mhac do Staca na Mhargadh. Do phósadar araon agus bhíodar ar an mbeirt a ba compordúil timpeall na h-áite sin. Bhíodh an fear ag obair dos na comharsain agus ní bhfuigheadh sé aon pá. Indúre an t-am bhí a éadach go léir stracha. Agus seo an rud a dúirt a driofúr leis : Is minic a conaic mise tusa , a Sheáin
Ag siúl na sráide le pócaí airgid
Anois ó tá tú agus na páistí ag magadh fút
Ó chuaidh tú chun díol le Stáca na Margadh.
Freagra : Fóill a mháire is ná bí bhfearg chugham
Tá longa gach lá ag snámh sa bhfarraige
Intheochadh-sa amárach is go bráth ní chasfadh
Mar a bhfuiareas, fágfadh Staca na Mhargadh.
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2019-04-23 15:33
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The bride would bring all her friends and relatives with her to leave good - bye with them
A crowd of young used to gather up and dress in straw. They used to go to the grooms house and sing and dance and play music on the street. The groom used to come to the door and give them money or sometimes they used to get a couple of bottles of porter.
duine anaithnid
2019-04-23 15:31
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There is a stone circle on the top of Lacca Duagh to be celebrated in the penal days. Here people used come at the risk of their lives to adore their supreme master. One day Father Hartnett was celebrating mass in this place when the English hirelings having shot the priest while saying mass at the moment of consecration and turning to the people he said smiling ‘I appeal to you all to stick to your faith’. ‘My wishes for time has come’ and so saying he fell where he stood to the astonishment and grief of his little faithful crowd
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2019-04-23 15:25
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you a penny? -
A Haw
5. Walk's on its head all day and sleeps under the bed at night.-
A nail in a man's boot
6. Three legs and cannot walk two ears and cannot hear a big mouth and cannot talk -
A Pot
7. What is it that goes to the is cut and never eaten?
- A pack of cards
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