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2019-10-16 03:32
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the supposed bird
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2019-10-16 03:30
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In the penal times when the priests were been hunted there was a certain priest hunted for several months. He had escaped several times.
This night he was racin' for his life. The hunters were after 'im. He travelled from Enniscorthy durin' the night keepin' to the hills all the time. It is thought that he hid on the Carrigbyrne rock for some days.
He was hunted again, an' begor he travelled to Sliabh Coillte where he was killed. His horse stumbled on the mountain an' the rider was dasked to pieces. The horses's shoe got cot' in the rock an' it is still there. The shoe is not a bit rusty, an' it is wedged in the rock.
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2019-10-16 03:23
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Two men were walking to a cross road wan Summer evenin', an' when they were passin' by Carrigbyrne rock gate a hedge-hog came out undher the gate. They began to kick her, an' they made a foot ball of her. She made different offers to go over to Courtdale road. In the end they let her off, an' she went into an ould rath in Courtdale.
The men went afther her, but they couldn't see a sign o' her.
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2019-10-16 03:17
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2019-10-16 03:17
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There was a man an' he lived in this locality wan time.
The divel a wan could frighten him. There was a dance in Adamstown wan time. There was a band o neighbours, at the dance. They made up their minds to frighten the life o' him. Wan man had a sheet.
When he was comin' home, they went along before him, until they came to the Churchyard in Adamstown.
They got into the churchyard an' when they heard the other fella comin', wan o' the men put the sheet over him. When he was passing, the prime boy got up on the stile at the chuchyard gate, an' he said "Baa I'll ate you," and the other fella said "Begob I wouldn't doubt you."
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2019-10-16 03:07
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delighted, an his daughter an' Lord Castle Banger got married.
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2019-10-16 03:02
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 03:01
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There was a man named Crawford, an' he was workin' at Boyde's o' Bannow. No matter what anywan would sy he could make a verse out of it.
Wan day he was ploughin', an the master o' the place came up to him an' he said to him
"I bet you wan hundred pounds you wont be able to make a verse out of a word I'll say."
"I will" said Crawford "Alright" said the master. Then he said "Baa", an' this is the song Crawford made. -:
"It is not Crawford but Boyde,
Of wit and manners he is void.
Like a bull among' the rye,
He let "Baa" at folks as they pass-by"
Boyde had to give the money to Crawford.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 02:52
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There's a small garden which is called the Bullawn belongin' to Mr. Power. In wan corner o' the field there is a big flat stone.
A bad tempered woman wance lived in the house near the garden.
Begor wan day an auld Hussian came to her for shelter. They had some disagreement in the garden an' the auld woman had a churn dash in her hand. They began to fight begor, an' did'nt the woman split the skull with a stroke o' the churn dash. She then dragged him over to the corner o' the field, an' she put a stone on top o' the field, an' she put a stone on top o' him. 'Tis said the divil gave her a hand to put the big stone on top o' him.
As time went on the stone pressed the man down in the ground.
In some parts of the Bullawn, no grass grows, an' 'tis said his blood was spilled in these
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2019-10-16 02:42
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places.
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2019-10-16 02:41
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There's an ould castle in Mr. Ennis' field in Newtown. There's some stone steps in the castle. Goold is supposed to be hid' undher wan o' the steps of the castle. Two men from Newbawn set out wan night to dig for the goold. They dug undher the first step o' the castle an' they found a box o' goold.
They hid it in a ditch covered with briars, near the castle.
'Tis said that anywan who finds the goold in the castle, an' keeps it will die afther a short.
The next day wan o' them was looking at his bull. The bull got mad an' killed 'im.
The other man was at a funeral in Newbawn. The funeral was a very big wan. On the cross of Crush Philip he was crushed to death, between two cars. Philip was his name and it was from him the cross o' Crush Philip got its name. A few years afther
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 02:27
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a man was cleanin' the ditches o' the field an' he found the chest o' goold all covered with briars.
It is said the chest was put in the castle again.
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2019-10-16 02:24
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atin two bits of it when she dropped dead on the moment.
So, the soldier went into the cave an' began diggin'.
After some time he came to an iron, an when he opened it 'twas full o' goold.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 02:21
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A soldier from Wexford went to Norway. He met a man in some part o' Norway. The man asked him who he was an' where he came from. He tauld him, an' the man said he was just the person he wanted. The man brought 'im to the king o' Norway. The king said, that if he would shave him with an Irish razor, he'd tell 'im where goold was hid in Co. Wexford.
The soldier shaved 'im begor. The king tould 'im, that the goold was hid' in a cave between Tinnecarrig rock, an Carrigbyrne rock. He tauld him as well that a big cat was mindin' the goold, an' that he must kill a bull an' roast it, an put it at the mouth o the cave, in order to get the goold. The soldier came home, an' did what he was tould.
The biggest cat he ever see came out o' the cave an went off to ate the mate. She was'nt afther
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 02:10
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There's a big deep hole in Tinnecarrig rock. It's called Porculan's hole.
There's an underground passage goin from the hole to Carrigbyrne rock.
It's said that wan night a piper strayed into the hole, and he couldn't get out of it. He was never heard of sence. But it is said he is heard every night sence then playin' his pipes undher Tinnecarrig road and from that to Carrigbyrne rock. Some auld people say its the fairies that play the pipes.
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2019-10-16 02:02
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But just a hundred years ago,
Regardless of their fate
There rose a bold avenging power,
The men of ninety-eight.
With victory on their banners
They formed up their encampment
On the Rock of Carrigbyrne.
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But why should I this moralise
On things that's passed away
Another generation picks the fraughans of to day,
The old rock stands with hoary head
As if it seemed to mourn,
For the time when freedom once was seen
Round the Rock of Carrigbyrne.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 01:52
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Up the steep and rocky road.
To where the fraughan bushes,
An excess of berries showed.
While other youths and maidens
To the summit would adjourn
To view the beauteous landscape
From the Rock of Carrigbyrne.
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In Winter when our work was done
No moments would we lose.
But hasten to John Evoy's forge,
To hear the latest news,
And listen to the great debate
On Grattan, Sheil and Curran.
There were literary giants,
'Neath the Rock of Carrigbyrne.
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And Jimmie King the Fiddler,
How we'd gaze on him with awe,
When he'd take his ancient fiddle,
And the bow across it draw.
The boys and girls in patience,
Would sit waiting for their turn.
To dance the "Star of Munster"
At the Rock of Carrigbyrne.
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2019-10-16 00:36
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The following is a list of the suppersitionjs of the people in this district.
Some people believe that if they see two straws crossed on the kitchen floor that is a sign of a stranger's coming to the house.
Another suppersition they have is if they see a feather hanging from a dog's nose they look on it also as a sign of a stranger coming to the house.
Some people believe that if they put a horse shoe or a donkey's
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 00:32
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My mother usually makes pancakes on the day before Ash Wednesday. They are made much the same as ordinary bread only that sweet milk is added to it instead of butter milk, she then puts it out on the bake board and makes cakes of it and puts it in the oven on the fire and puts the lid on the oven and puts coals on the lid.
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2019-10-16 00:28
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caused their death.
This tragedy was spoken of far and wide, the gap has ever since been called "Synott's Gap" it is supposed to be haunted, no one would pass by it after dark. This is a true story. The men were uncles of my Grandmother.
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2019-10-16 00:26
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There is a small Cave in Manam called "Seán of the moon's Cave" it is situated on the side of the road about a mile east of Glanworth. A hall of about four feet wide and five feet high leads into a little room. It is said that it was an old dwelling house. Frequently in the middle of the night flames are to be seen coming from the cave and going across the road. Those who see the flames are supposed to be going astray during the night hence it is called "Seán of the Moon's Cave". There were other caves in the neighbourhood but they were closed for the safety of animals. Once a cow fell into one of them and they were not able to take her out.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 00:22
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people visit the place and the stones are to be seen as described.
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2019-10-16 00:21
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About a statute mile from here on the road to Nenagh is situated the Church Field.
In this field there was a church built by St. Culan. The place is called Coolawn after the saint.
Through this field there runs a river. Across this river are stepping stones.
About a hundred years ago there was a bell found in the fork of a tree. It was sent to the London Museum.
During the famine there was a woman coming to the river to wash clothes. In the corner of the field there was a well and when the woman came as far as the well she was too weak to go any farther; so she washed the clothes in the well. The next day the well was dried up and at the other side of the glen there was a new well.
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2019-10-16 00:14
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You wont forget your lover dear
when you are far away.
But if ever you do return again
and me to see the day
Ill embrace you in my arms
On the Greens at Pollan Bay
7th verse
Now to conclude and make an end
I have no more to say.
I do intend to cross the seas bound for America
For Mary she has sent for me
and with her I will stay.
And bid farewell to all my friends
around Sweet Pollan Bay.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 00:11
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Come all you true lovers
Where ever that you be
I hope you will pay attention
And listen unto me
Until I sing a verse or two that
I composed to day
Concerning that lovely place.
Called Sweet Pollan Bay
2nd Verse
O' sure Pollan, it is beautiful
As every body knows.
For every Sunday evening
There the boys and girls go
And if you want to see your
Love and you to go that way
You will find them all assembled
On the greens at Pollan Bay.
3rd verse
When I go down to Pollan Shore
I look from me far and near
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 00:06
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I was in my grandfather's house one day, and he told me the following story.
"Long ago a man bought a farm. It had not rained for some time and the crop was getting bad. He employed many girls, and he gave them onions to peel on the farm. While they were
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2019-10-16 00:05
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The Headless Coachman:_ Stories of strange happenings which took place on the Castletown Road were told many years ago by an old woman. Here is one of them:
'I lived in a small house around by Camp Street and I remember this strange happening. It was first seen by a man who was coming home from a dance late one night. He told me that it was a coach, whose driver and the
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2019-10-16 00:03
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This is the story as told to me by my grandfather. The story is as follows:
About two miles north of the town of Dundalk there is a mansion which was owned by
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2019-10-16 00:00
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times the stones are all changed into nice white lime.
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2019-10-16 00:00
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miles west of Moate and about a quarter of a mile south of the main road between Moate and Athlone.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:59
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O Mary, lay your basket down,
And rest your weary hand,
And come and hear me sing a song
Of our old Ireland.
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In Sídheog Dún there lived a Lord,
And a mighty Lord was he,
And he did wed a second wife,
A maid of low degree.
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But he was old and she was young,
And so in evil spite,
She baked the black bread for his kin
And fed her own with white.
This song was composed by Francis Cuniffe. Magheramore, Moate now resident in England.
Sidheog Dún is the name of a fort in the land owned by Denis Galvin, Ballykillroe, about three
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2019-10-15 23:56
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During the Penal times a priest lived at Rafterys house Killuane, Gurteen, Woodlawn, County Galway and he used to say Mass in Michael Burn's field and that field is now called Gorr an Aifrinn. The priest's name was Father Mahon. There is a rock at one corner of the field where he used to say Mass. He says his Grandfather and Grandmother went to Mass at it. The priest was not a native of this district.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:52
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In this district in the year 1847 there was a terrible disease along with the famine. Not many people
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2019-10-15 23:52
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About fifty years ago there lived a man named Kenny of Shanballard, Gurteen, Woodlawn, County Galway who was a great weight thrower. One Sunday there was a sports in Ballymacward, Woodlawn, Co. Galway and the people were throwing a two stone weight. A man from Ballinasloe was the best thrower and some one decided to get Kenny. "What good is he sure he never ate anything but a bog spud, don't mind he is as weak as a kitten', said someone. However a messenger was sent for Kenny and when he arrived he caught the weight and threw it with the first throw two feet outside the farthest mark. "When ye'll beat that send for me again" he said.
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2019-10-15 23:50
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On the morning of the 24th November 1825 Patrick Dooley of Killuane, Gurteen, Woodlawn, County Galway, went to a fair in Ahascragh. He did not know the way very well and he went about twenty miles out of the way to the fair. He went very quick
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:49
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showed it to his neighbours, one of whom offered him two cows for it but he would not exchange with him. He brought it to Ballinasloe and got four times the worth of the cows.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:45
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:43
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Once upon a time there was a man by the name of Lyons living alone in a very big house. He was (also) the owner of a very big farm of land. One night when he was just going to go to bed he died suddenly and made no will. The the Commissioners took over his estate and divided it into small farms and gave it to a great many people around the place. When his three brothers heard the news they were very angry and they said to one another that they would take possession of the house in spite
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:42
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There was a man working alone in a field one day when a hunt came along. Now this man was very fond of hunting so when he saw them coming he said to himself, I wish I could go along with you. No sooner had he spoken the words when a man jumped from his horse and put him up on a calf that was grazing near by in the field. Away goes the horses and calf together until they came to the Shannon. When they reached there they all flew over it on to the other side. Then one of the men began to pet the calf and said what a big jump for a calf and as he was saying it the calf disappeared so the poor man was terribly disappointed and to his surprise had to walk around the road home
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2019-10-15 23:41
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There is an old fort in Doon, near Kilrickle and it is said that there was a man passing by, one night and he met a very small man. He told him that if he dug for a pot of gold he would surely get it. That very same night the man did as he was commanded. He remained digging until day light. When morning came he at last saw a big flag. He laughed to himself and said it is under this flag surely as the little man had told him. He thrust his spade in the ground near where he was digging and went home. The following night he came to the same place and discovered that the field was covered with spades. He did not recognise his
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:38
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A Lizard is found in a bog. He is a small animal with four small feet and a tail. Long ago, it was believed if a man had courage to lick the lizard all over with his tongue he would have a cure for a burn on his tongue.
A Black Snail
To rub a black-snail on a wart for nine days and then to hang it out on a bush with a red piece of rag the wart would get cured.
Another cure for warts was to wash them the water that rests in the hollows of stones.
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2019-10-15 23:34
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(1) What has ahead and no legs.
A penny
(2) What has a head a foot and four legs
A bed.
(3) What goes up when the rain comes down
An umbrella
(4) What has eyes but can never see.
A potato
(5) A lazy old woman, a hard working ma
Twelve little children as black as the pan.
A Clock.
(6) What has an eye that can never see
A Needle
(7) What has two hands and never washes them
A clock.
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2019-10-15 23:31
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This our share of the jubilee bounty
A measure, the vilest our land ever saw
Placing each one of our thirty-two counties
Under the scope of an infamous law
Will be submit to this act of atrocity
Will be crushed by this cowardly blow
Will we be frightened by Tory Ferocity
Ireland speaks out and her answer is no.
Dublin will stamp on it
Wicklow will tramp on it
Kerry will drag it about through the mire
Limerick batters it
Waterford tatters it
Wexford will bundle it into the fire
Antrim with hatred profound in rejecting it
Monaghan spurns it as violent unclean
Clare has no notion of ever respecting it
Sligo condemns it as odious and mean
Galway declares tisnt worth a bad penny
Roscommon salutes it with hiss and with groans
'Tis laughed at by Cork an despised by Kilkenny
'Tis slated and stoned by Armagh and Tyrone
Cavan lets fly at it
Louth takes a shy at it
Meath and westmeath in the sport took a share
King's County jeers at it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:27
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This prayer is to be said during Holy week.
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2019-10-15 23:26
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1 Here I lay myself down to sleep
I give my soul to God to keep
If any evil spirit touches me Oh Blessed Virgin Mary waken me. Put four corners on my bed four Angels over head. St Mathew St Mark Luke and John God bless this bed that I lie on for ever more amen.
This prayer is said when going to sleep. I got it from my mother who learned it from her mother.
2 Fold your arms in the form of a cross and say to yourself
I must die I do not know how nor the or where But if I die in mortal sin I am lost for ever. Oh Jesus have mercy on me.
This prayer is also said when
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2019-10-15 23:22
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Christian names in this district are usually those of Irish Saints especially that connected with Patron Saints of local Places.
Vincent Christina
Boniface Rosaleen
Ambrose Meadhbh.
Kevin. Carmel.
Roderick. Delia, (Brigid)
Christopher. Veronica.
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2019-10-15 23:22
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cure it.
Sore Mouth: A child who has never seen his father has the cure. They say certain prayers over the person. A poultice of linseed meal is supposed to be the best cure for any corruptive thing.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:22
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Sa bhliain 1847 chonnaic muintir na h-áite seo ceó bán tiugh ag teacht insteach ón bfarriage agus thar na cnoca. Chuir an ceó san an dubh ar na prátaí agus dá brígh sin do bhí gorta san áit seo agus fuair alán daoine bás leis an ocras.
D'ith na daoine an dúlamán, cupóga agus neanntóga. Nuair a gheibheadh na daoine bás do cuirtí i bpluais mhór iad. Dó bhí ceann de's na pluaiseanna san in Árd na mBráthar i mBeanntraighe.
Le linn an ghorta bheith san áit seo do bhí cuig anairthe i bpáirc sa Bhaile Nua i mBeanntraighe. Do bhí arán agus anairthe ghá thabairt amach annsan dos na daoine a seannsálach a gcreideamh agus do dhein foth duine é sin
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2019-10-15 23:19
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A leanbh, mo chroidhe! A leanbh mo chroidhe!
Sure a "stag" and a traitor you never will be.
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There's no look of a traitor upon the young brow.
That's raised to the tempters so haughtily now;
No traitor e'er held up, the firm head so high,
No traitor e'er show'd such a proud flashing eye.
On the high gallows tree! on the brave gallows tree!
Where smil'd leaves and blossoms his sad doom not he!
But it never bore blossom so pure or so fair.
As the heart of the marytr that hangs from it there.
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2019-10-15 23:16
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himself three times.
A preventative for fever
The eggs that are laid on Good Friday are to be marked with soot in the form of a cross. If a person eats one of these eggs before the sun rises on Easter Sunday morning, he is supposed never to get any fever.
A prevention of Sun-burn.
If a person goes out on a May morning and washes his face in the dew, he is supposed not to get sun burned, the Summer following.
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2019-10-15 23:16
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A cure for warts.
Pull ten ivy leaves and the tenth on you pull throw across your right shoulder and point the rest three times at the warts blessing yourself each time. When the leaves are gone the warts are gone too.
2. Pull rose-tongues and chop them up, boil them in milk. Strain the mixture and rub it on the warts and in a week they will be gone.
A cure for a burn
Get laurel leaves and fry them in grease. When they are cool, put a leaf on the burn and it will ease the pain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 23:15
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Come, tell us the name of the rebelly crew.
Who lifted the pike on the Curragh with you;
Come, tell us the treason, and then you'll be free
Or right quickly you'll swing on the high gallows tree.
A leanbh! A leanbh! the shadow of shame has never yet fallen on one of your name;
And oh! may the food from my bosom you drew.
In your veins turn to poison, if you turn untrue.
II
The foul words - oh! let them not blacken your tongue,
That would prove to your friends and your country a wrong.
Or the curse of a mother so bitter and dread.
With the wrath of the Lord - may they fall on your head!
I have no one but you in the whole world wide.
Yet false to your pledge you'd ne'er stand at my side:
If a traitor you lived, you'd be father away.
From my hearth than if true, you were wrapped in the clay.
III
Oh! deeper and darker the mourning would be,
For your falsehood so base, than your death proud and free.
Dearer, for dearer than ever to me.
My darling you'll be on the brave gallows tree,
Tis holy, a gradh, from the bravest (gallon) and best,
Go ! go! from my heart, and be join'd with the rest.
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2019-10-15 23:12
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dying with the hunger. The ships used meet an Indian ship loaded with yellow meal for the starving Irish.
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2019-10-15 23:11
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Get a basin of soft water, and 2 plates of oat-meal and one plate of oat-seeds and put it all into a crock for 4 days and then take it out, and strain it and then put it into a put and put it down to boil.
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2019-10-15 23:03
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to a place now called Athlone. They picked up a stone each and facing South cast them with all their might. They went about six miles, and landed almost side by side, but one was about a yard ahead of the other. When the giants came to measure the distance, one of them stood on a rock nearby, and the impression of his feet can be plainly seen there. This rock is in our field in Magheramore beside Clonmacnois.
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2019-10-15 23:00
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A day before they were expected trees were cut down and thrown across the road to block the way so that the soldiers could not pass.
When the soldiers came the Chapel bell in Clonfanlough was rung to call the people, and men and women attacked them with sticks and stones and bottles. They drove them back, and they did not get to evict anyone. At that time some person composed a song about this fight, but now most of it is forgotten.
Here is the song - about the eviction
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2019-10-15 22:57
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alone and that is why the wemen went out also to fight. They used sticks and big rocks and blocked the roads with ash trees and they cut the roads in several places. So the soldiers had to go through the fields and bring their horses and waggons with them. In their retreat some of them got stuck in the bog and were nearly lost. There are many of the men and wemon still alive who were in this great fight.
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2019-10-15 22:55
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Once upon a time the English Soldiers were going to evict the people in Captain William's Estate
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2019-10-15 22:54
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the house said they saw no pig at all. There was no back-door in the house, and he distinctly saw him going in. He never got the pig. He always thought the dancers on the slope of the hill were responsible for the pig's disappearance, and that it was a fine for interrupting their dance.
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2019-10-15 22:54
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About twenty years ago a man from this district named Joe Kelly who is now dead saw an old fairy woman commonly known as the Bean Sidhe. One day he was going to a fair. So he got up at two o' clock in the morning and went into the hills to catch the donkey and have him.
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2019-10-15 22:52
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Once upon a time a man named Bobkin hid a crock of gold in a place called Bobkin's Corner. Two men heard this and went to where the gold was, to try and get it. They dug, and dug for many days, but got no gold. Alas! A stranger came along one day as the men were digging and asked them what they were doing. The men said that they were looking for a crock of gold, a man hid there, "O!" said the stranger "There is a fairy maiden in it, and if ye dig any more that fairy will change into pillars of fire". So the men believed him, and they threw down their tools and went home without the gold.
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2019-10-15 22:51
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coming in the distance. Thinking it was a rider coming from work, he began to whistle, for he felt he had company. The noise stopped suddenly and looking round he saw a large horse with a dog's head coming towards him. It had just crossed over the wall into the field. My grandfather got such a fright, that he immediately blessed himself. The horse turned round and raced across the hill out of sight.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 22:49
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Once upon a time there lived a man in Creevagh who had a very large plot of cabbage. One morning he went out in the garden where the cabbage was and saw that it was getting smaller
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2019-10-15 22:48
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and did not eat any of the food, as he had heard "Fairies' food must not be eaten." The fairies left him back again and were so angry with him that they swept some thatch off his little house as they were leaving.
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2019-10-15 22:46
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Near the cemetery of Clonmacnois there is a hill called the Pike Hill. Nearly every person who passed by this hill long ago at one or two o' clock at night, saw a ghost. One night at about two o' clock as my grand-father was coming home from Clonlyon, where he had been at a threshing he heard the noise of a horses hooves
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2019-10-15 22:33
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emerge the winner. After dinner both set to work again. At five o clock Pat had the field finished. He went to see had the other man nearly finished but to his surprise he had yet a quarter of an acre to mow. He died a long time ago but his name is still well remembered in the district.
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2019-10-15 22:29
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It is nearly fifty years ago since Patrick Trodden lived. Pat lived at the foot of the Eskers, and he did not know the letter A from the pig's grunt but in other ways he was famous. It was said that there was not a man in Leinster to beat him at mowing.
On one occasion he travelled to Tullamore. No man could get the better of him, but Paddy did. They were put to mow into separate fields, with two acres in each field. They set to work at nine o' clock in the morning, with two scythes and whoever had the two acres mown first would be the winner.
Both men worked hard all day and at dinner-time it was doubtful who would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 22:22
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all over Westmeath and many other counties. The dances he liked best were the jig and the hornpipe.
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2019-10-15 22:21
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who was also a famous dancer. One Sunday there was a Feis in Kilbeggan and Patrick competed in the dancing competition. There were many competitors in this competition. When the Feis was over the judge announced that Patrick had won first prize which was a silver medal.
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2019-10-15 22:20
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In this district long ago there were many great dancers and one of these was the Dancer Breen from Rosemount. This man was one of the best dancers in Ireland. He won many prizes at Feiseanna all over Ireland. His favourite dances were - The Cork Hornpipe, The Irish jig, and the Rakes of Kildare. He was taught these dances by his father.
Another of these dancers is John McDonald of Donore who was a good dancer, and was well known all over the Midland. He had many victories at Feiseanna
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2019-10-15 22:17
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About thirty years ago there lived near the village of Streamstown a man named Joe Handibode who was a noted step dancer. He won many competitions at numerous Feiseanna and was seldom beaten.
One day he competed against the champion dancer of Offaly, Peter Scally from Tullamore at a Maypole which was erected at Garthy but Joe Handibode was declared the winner after two or three bouts of dancing. His favourite dance was a hornpipe called, "The Leitrim fancy Hornpipe," but he also danced jigs one of them being, "The geese in the bog."
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2019-10-15 22:13
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About two miles from Kilbeggan there lives a man named Patrick Trodden who was a famous dancer. This man's favourite dance was a reel and he was taught the dancing by his father
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2019-10-15 22:12
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One person who will live long in the memories of the people of Streamstown as the champion runner of the district is Joe Mooney. He lived about one mile from the village and was a noted runner in his young days.
His greatest success was perhaps his race against a man named Cunniffe, the champion runner of Ireland and who one time was second
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2019-10-15 22:08
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you don't tell me that I will make you cry.
A. The fire
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2019-10-15 22:03
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as the bones must have got there
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2019-10-15 22:00
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and her weird look startled the riders. In an instant they recognized her. She accused them once more of sending her two sons to a bloody death, and said she would them no more. The next morning she was found dead in the ditch close by where the riders stopped.
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2019-10-15 21:58
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were shot in the fair-green. On the day of their execution they sang cheerfully to encourage their mother. After being shot, their mother was allowed to bring home their bodies for burial.
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2019-10-15 21:56
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When the poor scholar left, the man of the house went out, and dug at the other side of the tree, and found a much bigger pot with twice as much money as the first one contained.
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2019-10-15 21:55
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2019-10-15 21:54
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carts with stones - twice as heavy as the timber. The mules had no difficulty in drawing the stones. On trying them again with the timber - they refused and on forcing them very hard they both lay down and died.
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2019-10-15 21:53
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Early in the 18th century, the land about Killare was owned by a man named Robert Matthias, better known as Bob. He lived in Killare house, a short distance from the village. He kept hunting horses for his sons and daughters. Now, among them was a valuable mule. The mule was often ridden by one of his daughters
The mule when
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2019-10-15 21:51
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In St Brigid's time, there were a great many camps around the well. Some terrible diseases were prevalent among the inhabitants of the camps. Each patient went over to the well and ate some of the water-cress growing on it. As soon as they did so they were cured of the disease
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2019-10-15 21:50
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spring rose again.
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2019-10-15 21:49
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There was an old man who had two mules he went to the well to draw away timber from it. The mules began to bite and plunge and no amount of force could make draw the load, even though it was not very great. The man then loaded the
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2019-10-15 21:48
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Ferley. The priest told him to go home and draw back again to their original place the load of stones he had drawn from the well. He did so, and immediately on emptytying the load of stones at the well the pain left his toe. It never returned again.
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2019-10-15 21:46
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One Sunday during Mass time at Boher Church, an ignorant woman went to Saint Brigids Well and washed clothes in it. When she had finished washing the well went dry. Some people of Killare went and sprinkled holy water in the well and prayed constantly at it. After some time the
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2019-10-15 21:44
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There is a small well near this one. It is situated near a wall with a little bush grown over it. There are two flags for people to kneel on. Pilgrimages to the well are not made nowadays.
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2019-10-15 21:43
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There once lived a man named Hall in Killare. He was a protestant. He drew away a load of stones from the well. When he reached he got terrific pain in his big toe. He visited every doctor in all parts of Ireland but worse and worse the pain got. At last a neighbour advised him to go and interview the parish priest - Father
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2019-10-15 20:41
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Marriage Customs.
In this district in all times, marriages generally took place in shrove time, which extended from Jan 7th to shrove Tuesday - the eve of ash Wednesday. People who did not get married within that period were "sent to Skelligs", if they wished to get married, after that date within the lenten period.
In olden times match-making was carried on in the district. The friends of the girl usually sent "an account of a match" to some man. The land was walked. The fortune fixed, and finally the marriage "writings" were drawn up by a solicitor, if the parties agreed on the fortune.
About seventy years ago the couple were married in the home of the bride, in the evening time. Then a wedding followed, often lasting a couple of days. Plenty drink etc. was given out. During the wedding "straw-boys", also called "soppers", came to the party. These were the neighbouring young men dressed up, and in most cases disguised. They came to dance and wished the couple "joy". They generally took the bride to dance. Food and drink were given them, but sometimes they took no drink. Having wished the couple every blessing, they departed. Often two or three batches of "soppers"
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2019-10-15 19:58
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In the year 1884 there was a school house where our local creamery was burned down recently and it was called the Bird's Nest.
It was run by a protestant clergyman and he was also rector of Rathclarin Church. The teacher was a protestant but the pupils were principally kidnapped children including a large number of Catholics who were converted to the protestant religion. Mr Powell the minister who was in charge of the school offered great enticements to the parents to have their children converted to the protestant religion.
The priests of Kilbrittain parish had not a good word to say about it, including our present bishop who was curate at that time.
The number of children who attended the school numbered about forty but Mr.Powell eeing he could make no headway closed the school and had the children dispersed.
Written by Patrick Keohane
Barleyfield, Kilbrittain
Told by James Keohane, Barleyfield, Kilbrittain, Co.Cork.
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2019-10-15 19:05
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sé amach a lámh ach dubhairt sé go mall. "Cuir mo phóca é." Fuair seisean an réal. D'innis Pádraig Ó Sé ó Cill na mBreac é seo dhom.
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2019-10-15 18:59
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Sgéal
Bailighthe ag Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Cill na mBreac
Bhí triúr buachaillí 'na luighe ar thaobh an bhóthair lá brothalach. Thárla go raibh duine uasal ag dul thart. Nuair a chonnaic sé na buachaillí, ar sé "Tabharfaidh mé an réal d'on buachaill is leisgeamhla agaibh." "Nach leisgeamhail na buachaillí sibh." "Trom é, Trom é, is mise an buachaill is leisgeamhla" ars' an chéad buachaill agus d'éirigh sé. Níor éirigh an dara buachaill ach shín sé amach a lámh agus ar sé "Trom é, is mise an buachaill is leisgeamhla." Níor éirigh an tríomhadh buachaill cor ar bith agus níor shín
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2019-10-15 17:53
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Some weeds are very harmful to land and to crops. The thistle and dock weeds usually grow in rich soil. They grow up with oats and wheat. If the seeds of these mix with the grain at the threshing it makes it difficult for farmers to get the top price for the grain. The chicken weed and crowfoot and fairy flax grow on poor soil and if there are crops of mangolds or turnips in poor land these weeds, check the crops very much if they are not weeded out early.
Herbs are used in curing animal diseases. There are many kinds of herbs. The leaves of some plants are used in cases. The roots or flowers are used also.
The leaves which are commonly used are those of mountain ash, wild raspberry and senna. The mountain ash leaves are used by people for curing rheumatic fever. The raspberry leaves are used for the curing of rheumatism and sciatica.
The roots which are most frequently used are these of the cranesbill, the dandelion, the lady's slipper, rhubarb and white pond lily. The cranesbill root is used to cure diarrhoea in children and is a tonic for the kidneys. The dandelion root is used
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2019-10-15 17:48
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On every farm there are two or more horses. The food they eat is grass, but the working horses get oats and hay, and they drink plenty of water. The house in which the horses are kept is called a stable. In every stable there are boards between every two horses. There is also a manger for each horse to eat out of.
There are shoes put on the horses hoofs, to protect them from the hard stones and roads. There are old customs connected with horses.
1. If a horse or any other animal has worms the afflicted animal gets cured if a person did "Cleas na Piasta" over the back of that animal nine times and hit the animal with the cord on the back three times.
2. There is a cure in horse's milk for certain diseases.
Most farmers keep a donkey. The food which the donkey eat is grass, hay and oats. The chief work, the donkey does is to take the milk to the creamery, to draw the turf out of the bog and to bring loads of meal and flour from the shop.
Usually there is no special house to house the donkey, but he is put into the stable with the horses. There are stories connected with the donkey.
1. If a donkey roars it is a sign of a tinker's death.
2. A donkey is blessed because it was on a donkey that
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2019-10-15 17:45
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when his wife saw him coming she said :
"I knew this would happen, that cow is a 'martin'.
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2019-10-15 17:44
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had it dotted here and there with bits of wool. The fourth was dressed like the first and I think that it was he that gathered the money because he had a large purse.
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2019-10-15 17:41
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About four years ago there was a ghost seen at different parts of the road between Kill and Mr. John Lenihan's gate. It was the ghost of a woman named Mary Hayes who lived in Ballinlough and was dead for a few months. When she died a man from Dunhill went and lived in her house without asking anyone's permission. One night about a week after he had come to the house, when returning from Kill at midnight the ghost appeared before him at the lodge and also at Ballinlough Cross. When he reached the house he saw the apparition again. He was going to his bedroom but when he reached the door the ghost stood before him and he could not pass. He went back to the fire and when the apparition appeared before him again and he recognised it as Mary Hayes, fear took hold of him and he fled as quickly as he could from the house.
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2019-10-15 17:40
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spacious buildings in which can be kept from ten to thirty cows.
The names of our cows are Bluebell, Rose, Polly, Longhorn, Maol, Purty, Canny, Bettie, White head, Bunny, Blackpus, Strawberry.
There are many old stories connected with the cows.
1. To put an emblem over the cow house door to bring luck on the cows. This was usually a horse-shoe turned upside down, or the image of a black cat or an old boot.
2. The old people believed that it was unlucky to wet the cow's paps while milking them.
3. When a cow is being milked for the first time after calving it is lucky to put a penny into the bottom of the vessel in which she is being milked into.
4. It is thought to be unlucky to give a cow her own milk to drink.
5. It is lucky to burn the hair off the cow's udder with a blessed candle after calving.
6. The beestings used to be taken to the neighbours and the neighbours used to shake a grain of salt in the vessel when returning it.
7. If a stranger or neighbour comes into a house while butter making is going on that person is made strike the churn staff for fear the luck would go out of the butter.
8. A boy or man is not allowed to smoke during butter making.
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2019-10-15 17:33
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The district in which I live is a farming district and the main work going on around us is agriculture.
On every farm there are a good many animals namely:- Cows, Horses, Donkeys, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Calves, and the different kinds of fowl.
When calling the cows we say Sup, Sup.
When calling the Calves we say Suck, Suck.
When calling the Pigs we say Hursh, Hursh.
When calling the Hens we say Tuck, Tuck.
When calling the Ducks we say Fin, Fin.
When calling the Geese we say Bathy, Bathy.
The house in which the cows are housed is called a cow house. The tyings by which they are tied are called "Súgáin". Sometimes the division for each cow is called a stall and she is enclosed by boards which can be taken up and down. The cow-houses are large
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2019-10-15 17:28
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One night about sixty years ago my father and uncle were in bed together. My father heard the noise going along the street. He tried to look out through the window but could not. He felt as if somebody was holding him around the waist. When the thing passed by he was let go. He thought that the noise was made by people going to Mass. He called his brother and asked him if he had heard the noise. He said he had not. When my father was going to Mass the next morning he met one of the police. My father asked him if he heard the noise last night. He said that he did and that he and the sergeant were sitting on the window-sill of Morrissey's window when it passed. my father told him what happened to him that night.
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2019-10-15 17:26
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and 39 Girls)
8. DERINAGREE taught by W. M. O. Grady at 1/8-8/4 per quarter. The school was a good slated house that cost from £12 - 15. There was an attendance of about 30 pupils (12 boys and 18 girls)
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2019-10-15 17:24
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16th 1826.
2. DROMAGH taught by Menus Begley (Catholic) at an income of £10-12. The school building was of stone and lime and cost £10. The average No. of pupils was 75. (45 boys and 31 girls) all Catholics. The teacher was paid by the pupils but he also got an occasional gratuity form N. P. Leader who also built the school.
3. COOLELOUGH taught by Patrick Horgan at an income of 1/8 -10/- per quarter. He taught in the old chapel and had 44 boys and 17 girls.
4. CURRAGRAIGE taught by Tim Donoghue 1/3 -1/8 per quarter for each pupil. The school was of stone and clay and cost £7. It was attended by 40 boys and 19 girls.
5. FARRANDOYLE taught by Denis Murphy at £12-14. The school was a good thatched Cabin and cost about £12-15. The average attendance was 62 pupils (42 boys and 16 girls)
6. KILLETRA taught by John Murphy at £6-8 in an old mud cabin that cost from £2-3. There were 26 pupils 19 boys and 7 girls.
7. DERINAGREE taught by John Sugrue at about £15. There was an attendance of a 100 pupils (61 boys
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2019-10-15 17:14
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to cure kidney and liver complaints. The root of the white lily is made into medicine and also into an ointment. it is used as a medicine for bowel haemorrhage. It is used as an ointment for bad legs and ulcers.
There are many kinds of seeds used for cures. Celery seeds are considered an excellent remedy for rheumatism. Caraway seeds are used for children's ailments, especially disorders of the stomach. Linseed is used in cough mixture and when it is ground it is used for poultices. People use nettle seeds for chest troubles and as a blood purifier. Herbalists also use the bark of trees for curing diseases. They use the bark of the beech to cure eczema. The bark of the cherry tree is considered a good blood purifier. Medicine is made from the bark of the oak. It cures neuralgia.
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2019-10-15 17:12
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The most remote information I can get regarding the Hedge Schools is about the year 1770. There was a Hedge School held in a one room structure built on the top of COOLCLOUGHER hill. It was built of mud, bogdeal, and thatch for roofing. The first teacher was Con Leonard. He taught for three days of the week in Coolclougher. He had about sixty-six pupils. His fee was 8d per quarter for Reading and a Shilling for Reading and Writing and Arithmetic. The majority of his pupils were full grown boys. The first book was called "Reading made Easy". And the second book
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2019-10-15 17:09
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was "China Tea". He also had a School in Dromahoe where he had about fifty-five pupils. The teacher began school with the consent of the Parish Priest. The teacher was supposed to have one of the different coins in his possession to explain to the scholars money calculation. The coins commonly in use then were farthings, four-penny bits and ten-penny bits and Guineas.
Each scholar had a slate and pencil which was got in some local quarry and the scholar, used carry it to school every morning and also a sod of turf.
The furniture of the school consisted of bogdeal pieces cut roughly and supported as seats along by the wall. Then there was a large box in the middle of the room for those who learned to write.
Con Leonard the teacher, taught up to the 19th Century and then a man named O'Sullivan succeeded him, He also taught in the village of Boherbue and two days in Cullen. The Teacher used to sleep in one of the scholar's houses each night.
Hedge schools in the parish of Dromtarrifee according to the Government report issued October
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2019-10-15 17:03
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Some words are very harmful to land and to crops. The thistle and dock weeds usually grow in rich soil. They grow up with oats ans wheat. If the seeds of these mix with the grain at the threshing it makes it difficult for farmers to get the top price for the grain. The chicken weed and crowfoot and fairy flax grow on poor soil and if there are crops of mangolds or turnips in poor land these weeds, check the crops very much if they are not weeded out early.
Herbs are used in curing animal diseases. There are many kinds of herbs. The leaves of some plants are used in cases. The roots or flowers are used also.
The leaves which are commonly used are those of mountain ash, wild raspberry and senna. The mountain ash leaves are used by people for curing rheumatic fever. The raspberry leaves are used for the curing of rheumatism and sciatica.
The roots which are most frequently used are these of the cranesbill, the dandelion, the lady's slipper, rhubarb and white pond lily. The cranesbill root is used to cure diarrhoea in children and is a tonic for the kidneys. The dandelion root is used
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2019-10-15 17:02
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The most remote information I can get regarding the Hedge Schools is about the year 1770. There was a Hedge School held in a one room structure built on the top of Coolclougher hill. It was built of mud, bogdeal, and thatch for roofing. The first teacher was Con Leonard. He taught for three days of the week in Coolclougher. He had about sixty-six pupils. His fee was 8d per quarter for Reading and a Shilling for Reading and Writing and Arithmetic. The majority of his pupils were full grown boys. The first book was called "Reading made Easy". And the second book
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5. When fog is seen along the banks of rivers.
6. When the frog changes his colour to yellow.
7. "Muisire capped and Clarach clear."
8. When the fire burns brightly.
9. The cocks crowing together without ceasing.
10. When the smoke goes up straight from the chimney.
11. When the Swallows fly high.
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2019-10-15 16:54
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ditch.
17. When the sky is a bright red colour.
18. When the distant hills look near.
19. When the dust on the roadway is rising.
20. When the lakes swell.
21. When the smoke comes down the chimney.
22. When the midges are seen.
23. When the cricket is heard screeching loudly in the hob of the fire.
24. When the soot falls down the chimney.
25. When the salt on the meat turns into pickle.
26. When the floor begins to sweat.
27. When the crows change from one rookery to another.
28. When the frog changes his colour from yellow to black.
29. When the hen is seen picking her feathers.
30. At mid-day when the fishes are seen above the water.
31. When the ducks are quackling.
32. When the spiders leave their webs.
33. The following are those which indicate fine weather:-
1. When the sun is very bright and warm.
2. When a rainbow is seen in the sky in the evening.
3. The Southern wind brings soft fine weather.
4. When the sky is a bright blue colour.
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2019-10-15 16:52
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If you would see a blue flame in the fire it is a sign of rain.
If goats stay near the house it is a sign of rain.
If the train is heard a long distance away it is a sign of rain.
If you would see rats eating [?] it is a sign of bad weather.
When seagulls come inland it is a sign of wet weather.
When the swallows are flying low it is a sign of rain.
When the cricket whistles it is a sign that rain is due.
If the sky is read in the east it is a sign of wet weather.
When the mountains appear near us it is a sign of wet weather.
After some rain if the crows come out flying it is a sign that it is clearing up.
If ducks quack it is a sign that rain is due.
If spiders come out it is a sign of rain.
If [?] are plenty it is a sign of bad weather.
If crows cry it is a sign of rain.
If the hare is found in a "clader" it is a sign of bad weather.
If the moon is on the flat of its back it is a sign of rain.
When the wind rises the dust off the road it is a sign of bad weather.
When a frog comes in to a house it is a sign of bad weather.
After a spell of dry weather if ants are seen on the
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"Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you shall have corn to sell and to keep."
"As long as the night is the day comes at last."
"Rome wasn't built in a day."
"Vessels large may venture more but small boats must keep near shore."
"A rolling stone gathers no moss."
"A good beginning is half the work."
"Never venture never win."
"Too late to spare when all is spent."
"One man's meat is another mans poison."
"Too much bed makes a dull head."
"Empty vessels make most noise."
"Live horse and you'll get grass."
"Give a dog a bad name and you can hang him."
"Small parcels hold good value."
"The more the merrier."
"Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."
"Half a loaf is better than no bread."
"Better late than never."
"When the cat is out the mouse is playing."
"Time is a good storyteller."
"Gods help is nearer than the door."
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2019-10-15 16:45
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There are a great many local beliefs with regards to the weather. The following are amongst those which indicate rain and bad weather:-
1. When the sun is a pale colour.
2. When the moon's disc is facing the opposite side to which it should be.
3. When the clouds are seen running quickly and tumbling over one another.
4. When a rainbow is seen in the sky in the morning.
5. When a great number of stars are seen in the sky.
6. The wind from the north brings snow.
7. The western wind indicates rain.
8. The eastern wind is neither good for man nor beast.
9. The south western wind brings most rain to this district.
10. When the rooks are flying low.
11. When the rooks are making a lot of noise.
12. When the seagulls are whistling.
13. When the cat has his back to the fire.
14. When the dog eats grass.
15. When the cows are running or gadding.
16. When the horse is seen with his back to the
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2019-10-15 16:23
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"Any port is good in a storm."
"Its like the kettle calling the pot black."
"You cannot get blood out of a turnip."
"A good run is better than a bad stand."
"There is no smoke without fire."
"Two heads are better than one even if they were two cabbage heads."
"A burned child dreads the fire."
"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."
"Every eye forms a beauty and every heart a fancy."
"A straw shows how the wind blows."
"A shut mouth catches no flies."
"Time and tide wait for no man."
"Its an ill will that blows no body good."
"After a storm there comes a calm."
"Dirty water washes clean."
"Wilful waste makes woeful want."
"The longest way around is the nearest way home."
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2019-10-15 16:16
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He was called a poor scholar.
This was written on the gates of Bandon
"Turk, Jew or Atheist
may enter here
But no Papist"
A poor scholar wrote underneath it
"Who ever wrote this
Wrote it well
For the same is written
on the gates of hell"
There was a hedge school in Fanlobus and Arthur Hennessy was the master. He used teach a subject and he used say to the scholars "Rehearse" "Rehearse". He used teach Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. The four walls are still remaining.
There is a well near the school called the masters well and it must be called after Arthur Hennessy. There was another hedge school at Togher and at Kealkil. A man by the name of Kingston was teaching their. They used sit on two sods of turf.
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2019-10-15 16:13
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No catholic could be educated. As there was £5 on the head of a wolf and £5 on the head of a priest. There was also £5 on the head of a school master. They had to teach secretly. They got their name hedge schools because they used teach by the ditch and by the hedge.
In the Winter time four or five men used build a mud cabin with sods and mud. This was a temporary building. The school master used stop with the farmers. He used remain three nights with every farmer. He was paid a penny a week by his scholar.
The master came from another school where he remained until he knew as much as the school master himself. Then the boy challenged the school master in a literary contest. This was carried out in the chapel green on a Sabbath day. The priest was always the judge. Then the boy would go teaching.
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2019-10-15 16:11
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Ná tugaidh Dia aon an-bhás dúinn ná bás sobal ná bás i bpeachaidh marbh ach bás glan le gol is le h-aithrighe.
Bás ag gol 's ag caoineadh; bás ar stad na ngrásta ar ann Dé is sa comharsa.
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2019-10-15 16:03
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2019-10-15 16:02
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'Sé an tslí beatha a bhí ag Tadhg ná scoltaidheacht pléireacht cainnte ag fuireacht oíche nó dhó in gach aon tig. An oíche seo ráinig chun daoine a bhí sprionnlaithe cráidhte ocrasmhail mí-adhmharach dlúth-mheathach mí-fhortúnach aingis dubh-chroíeach bád-thosach cam cnámhach gan croí ná misneach.
Ráinig an lá roimhe sin go bhfuaireadar bó nua beirithe
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2019-10-15 15:59
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('capper)
the 'capper = Were you successful
In the old days it was the custom to give the person a substantial piece of bread with plenty of butter on it if his errand was fruitful. Hence the question still put even in the Galltacht.

bacan
A wooden peg driven into the ground or into a wall; a tether stick, Cows are frequently tethered in this area to keep them from wandering over crops or another's land. The rope in the tether and the peg which is driven into the ground is the 'bacan'

turas
a journey a pilgrimage. This word is still common here. They say 'Did you make the 'turas' perhaps to a holy well or some such place

Ruaille buaille confusion uproar

nasc
a rope or band on the neck of an animal Put a nasc on the dog. I heard it used in this way.

gríosach
He let it fall in the griosach i.e. in the red hot ashes. I have also heard braosach but I think it is the same word

cnág
I have heard in south Donegal cnág mhór laimhe meaning a big rough hand capable of holding much and in this district I have heard The full of your cnág
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(garbhan)
and called "bragers" on others parts of Donegal coast. They are usually caught during the months of July and August.

Glassan Tarrach
This is the fish "glasan" the young of the coal fish or as it called in Inishowen 'Duirseach'
When cooking fish about 30 years ago a glasan was sometimes cooked in the following manner. The inside or guts were taken out taking care to keep the 'melt' intact. The melt was then put inside and the fish closed up. It was then put on coals or on an iron on the coals and rasted. This was called a "glasan tarrach"
tarrach = big bellied

Partan this is the word always heard for a small crab.

Iris The rope hanger of a creel. Plural iriseacha. I have not heard the plural used.

Bórach This is how I heard this word pronounced here. It is the same as buarach = a spancel

cartan
This word is still used here. It is a parasite found on sheep.

ceapaire
The mutilated form I heard was "capper" the same word as ceapaire meaning bread with butter on it. When a cow was taken to the male for the purpose of copulation the usual question put was Did you earn
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2019-10-15 15:51
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ar an ministéar. Ní raibh an ministéar sásta nó gur thosnaigh sé ag suathadh agus ag bogadh agus ag damnú creidimh a bagairt. Bhí árachas dian éigin eatortha ná fuighidís socrú i dtaobh maidin. D'fhiafraigh an ministir dé conus socróidís é agus dúirt sé go bhfágfadh sé fé ráiteachas an chéad duine a thiocfadh ortha.
Ní dheaghadar ró-fhada nuair chonnaiceadar an fear ag teacht ortha go dtí cúpla céad ráinn dóibh. Cé bheadh ann ach Tadhg Gaelach agus de thuras an sagairt a vheith a' moladh Tadhg shíl an ministéar go raibh an bua aige féin.
Rith sé i gcoinne Tadhg agus d'inis sé do Thadhg go raibh a leithéid sin de scéal cruaidhis i dtaobh creidimh idie é féin agus an sagart. D'fhiafraigh Tadhg den ministéar cén ainm a bhí air. Dúirt gurab ainm dó féin ministéar Póil.
'Sé dúirt Tadhg :
"Is bréagach iad Peadar is Pól
Is bréagach é Rí Geal na Glóire 'tá ar Neamh
Is bréagach é Rí Geal na Róimhe
Más ag Ministéir Pól tá an cheart".
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2019-10-15 15:43
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piteog
This word is still used in Parish of Malin. It is given in Dineen as = effeminate but it is used here to mean a man who prys into things in the household or elsewhere that are supposed or understood to belong entirely to the sphere of women.

blath
They say the Blath of the family = The flower i.e. the best of the family. "He took the blath off it" = He took the new appearance off it Made it look worn.

poirin a small potato
Sgidin also means here small potato

Stacan
Anything standing in ground and fairly large as a stick or a stone

Sceamhlaigh
They say here still - "What sceamhlaigh are you at?" meaning squealing

beag a mhaith
I have heard - He is only a beag a mhaith
that is a good for nothing

a thaisge
a term of endearment = literally "treasures" = Dear

A stór also a term of endearment
a chroidhe another term of endearment
m'anam ye literally - My soul you
spág a big foot

spaltar
To walk awkwardly Ive heard "what spaltarin are you at"

clábar mire

clab
a loose tongued person - one who cannot be
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2019-10-15 15:34
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fada go leor an taobh sin.
This phrase is still used in this area. It means literally - Far enough that side or a free translation - That is enough of that or We do not want to hear any more of that.

sgréach a screech

pisreogs
This is how this word is used in the plural. It is the Irish word pireog. I always heard this word used in the plural in south Donegal in the Parishes of Kilcar and Glencolmkille, South Donegal.

Meas
Esteem They say here still 'he a no "meas" on it.

Brúightin
This is the food mashed potatoes which is termed in this area and I think all over Inishowen "Poundies". Halloweve night here is the particular night for this food.

Racan
They say here a Great big 'racan' of a fellow meaning a big long lanky rawboned probably 'rakish' fellow. The primary meaning is a kind of rather rough rake with wooden handle and iron 'teeth' used in rather primitive agriculture for making the soil fine just as the harrow is used in modern methods.

feamnach An (edible) kind of seaweed

Dúlaman
Another edible seaweed somewhat resembling 'Carraigeen Moss' In cooking it is boiled for four hours or more and is said to be really in season after first severe frost in Winter and from then until March.
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2019-10-15 15:31
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The Jaundice : The cure for this is a weed with green leaves and a red flower boiled in either porter or new milk.
Wildfire : The juice of 'torpeen' would cure this.
Stomach Trouble : The dandelion would cure this.
Murrain : The Crobh Dearg would cure this.
The Blúirín Pádraig : It would heal cuts, the fine side to cure and the coarse side to draw.
Goat's milk and sugar and soap would cure boils.
Venus turpentine and flour would also cure boils.
If both parents had the same surname, the blood of any one of the family would cure Wildfire. Mrs. Ryan has a charm for Wildfire. I cannot give this because it is a man who should learn it from a woman.
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2019-10-15 15:23
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in the middle again and so on until the game is finished.
This is how Bingo is played. The children form a ring and sing a verse of Bingo.
'The Mullins dog lay on the floor
And Bingo was his name-o
B I N G O and Bingo was his name-o'
Wall Flowers, Sheep and Soldiers are played much the same as Bingo.
In Spring and Summer the people go fishing for salmon and trout. In Autumn and Winter the people hunt rabbits and hares and shoot all sorts of wild game.
The games I play in the house or around the fireside are playing cards, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, Snap and Beggar My Neighbour. While playing cards the conversation is counting the number of tricks each one gets. There is no conversation while playing the rest of the games.
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2019-10-15 15:17
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"Hóreigen"
I have heard this word used thus:-
The cow gave the full of the can (of milk) "HOREIGIN"
i.e. she barely filled it
I am of the opinion that this is the phrase Ar Eigin mutilated thus by non Irish speakers

Ceap
I have heard CEAP that cow
= turn back that cow

* Bree
When fish or Bairneacs are cooked the soup is called around the shore "Bree". I believe this is the word Brigh meaning the substance or essence of

Cár
A "face" a contortion of the face. They say in this area He is "CARRING" AT ME = He is making faces at me

Losc On You
Said in the same sense as "Bad Cess" to you
I think it really means LOSCADH on you
to form a malediction
Loscadh = burning (on you)

Boglus
This word is still used here and it is used for a sprain. It is the ox tongue herb

* "Bree"
This word explained above is used in the Scotch dialect. In the poem "John Barleycorn" by the poet Burns I have seen "barley bree" meaning the essence of the barley-whiskey ox-ale(?) etc.

"Cleehy"
I have heard along the sea in "Malin" the expression a "CLEEHY" of gulls a multitude
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2019-10-15 15:16
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The names of the outdoor games I play are Hide and Seek, Trance, Four-corner Stone, Bingo, Wall Flowers, Sheep, Soldiers.
Hide and Seek can be played by any number. One stands aside while all the rest are going to hide. When they are hidden they call 'Whoop' and the child goes in search of them. The one she finds first is to seek for them the next time.
Trance is played by drawing a number of squares on the road and numbering each square 1, 2, 3 and so on until all the squares are filled.
Four-corner Fool is played by putting four stones on the road and a girl stands in the middle and this girl is called the fool. The girls on the stones pass from one to another onto the stones and if the fool is able to step onto a vacant stone before the other person has time to go to it, she is in and the one who has left the stone must stand
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2019-10-15 15:02
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of gulls such as in sometimes seen when fish are "gutted" and when the guts are thrown back into the water. This "Cleehy" also follows a shoal of any small species of fish.

(?)
This is the local word for 'Carrageen moss'. I have never heard the latter term especially among the older people. In south Donegal and in other districts of the county the name is applied to a scaly dry growth on the surface of old rocks and from which those engaged in the manufacture of flannel make a dye

Cnuasach
If a person goes to the strand to gather Báirneachs or other beach food they say, "He went to make a CNUASACH or when he came back they would say You got a "right" CNUASACH or "You got a poor CNUASACH the day"
Cnuasach = gathering or collection

(?)
Water-cress. The word is still used here. It is sometimes eaten with pepper and salt and

Geab
Chat. You have too much GEAB is frequently heard in this area

Gabby
One who has plenty of GEAB "Ye GABBY ye" is heard

Kesh
"I was down fixing the KESH I heard this
Kesh = Cis a road over a wet or soft spot of ground
I think the "Kesh" really means the soft rutty (?) part and that the word Kesh as applied to the road comes from this
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2019-10-15 14:47
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Pluchar
I've heard "what 'Plucarin' ar you at"
meaning what coughing (of rather soft nature) are you at

Spadar
The word still in use in the locality meaning soft turf

"Hane"
You should "HANE" that butter meaning spare it. I think this localism is the phonetic rendering of the Irish word Séan from Séanaim = I deny

Gal - Chruadhas
I heard this word in the Malin Head District from a man whose mother spoke Gaelic. He used it with reference to a long period of dry weather with a breeze (wind usually southeast)

"Gopeen"
They say here a "GOPEEN" of potatoes and a "GOPEEN" of meal. This was the quantity sometimes given to the Fear Deirce in the old days when they were often glad to get these commodities. Just now, 1938, they hardly ever gather potatoes or meal - they want money or some dearer commodity than above

Corran Cnuasach
Grammatically this should be Corran Cnuasaigh but this is how I heard it.
Corran - a reaper's hook
Cnuasach = a gathering or collection of something -
the hook used to cut or gather seaweed which is used as manure

Lacthar
The word used in this locality where Éilin
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2019-10-15 14:41
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There are two forts in Ballybawn. Lis a' bhóthair agus Lis a' bhogais. There is supposed to be a crock of gold in Lis a ' bhogais and there are two white hounds minding it. It is surrounded by a fence of earth. Lis a' bhóthair is circular in shape. It is surrounded by a fence of earth and stone. There is a big flag covering the entrance hole. There are about four fields between the two forts Lis a' bhóthair and Lis a' bhogais.
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2019-10-15 14:35
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48. Is náireach an rud an t-ocras, ach baineann an t-ochas an bárr de.
49. Snáithe fada an droch-taillúir.
50. Dá truaighe é bheith bocht, is truaighe e a bheith docht.
51. An té nach bhguil meas aige air féin, níl meas ag Dia na duine air.
52. An té nach múinfidh Dia é ní múinfidh an saoghail é.
53. Is roimhre fuil ná uisce.
54. Níl ar mhnaoi ach féachaint thar a gualann agus bíonn leith-sgéal aici.
55. Culaith síoda ar Shiubháin agus mála ar a mathair.
56. Tosach ceatha ceo deireadh catha gleo.
57. Fág an tír nó bí sa bhfaisiún.
58. Aithnigheann ciaróg ciaróg eile.
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2019-10-15 14:29
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however in each team, a "super-man", whose prowess exceeded by far, that of any other individual member. In the Clondrohid team was Dan O Callaghan of Gleann na n-Earag, and, in the other team, there was a man named Kelly. Each of them heard a few days before the contest came off, that the other man was there, but that was all they knew about each other until they entered the fray. The play was not long in progress when they met "Do rugadhar bhró chabhlaigh ar a cheile." The struggle was short, OCallaghan gave his opponent a swing, some what like Danno Mahony's Irish whip, and brought his back bone to the ground. Dan OCallaghan is the sole survivor of that powerful team, and though his years are many, he is still hale and hearty. John Corcoran of Gleanntan was the goalman, and
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2019-10-15 14:18
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Folklore
Several miles outside Moville in Co. Donegal there is a little village called Clonmary. In this village there is a church. It was built by Saint Colmcille. On a big stone outside the church the marks of the saint's foot, knee, and two fingers, can still be seen.
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A. Because she carries a comb.
Q What is the best thing to put in a sweet cake?
A. Your teeth.
Q I have a wee house, and it would not hold a mouse, and there is more windows in it, than in the Queen's Palace.
A A thimble
Q What turns without moving?
A Milk getting sour.
Q What room is it that you cannot enter?
A. A Mushroom.
Kathleen Barr.
Malin Road,
Moville.
These riddles were told by:-
Mrs. M. McGowan,
Carnagawe,
Moville
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Ré...? : Raydernagh
Millín Bán : Milleenbawn
Mín Teoga : Meentogues
? : The Bower
Béal na Díge : Beelnadeega
Cíll --? : Kilquane
Srón : Shrone
Abha na Sciortán : Aunaskirtane
---- : Freemount
Leath-Sadha : Leacsye
--- : Sheeans
Gniomh go leith : Gneeveguilla
Léim a'Gliosáin : Leamaglissane
Geata Bán : Gathabawn
--- : Quarry Cross
Cnoc na Gaoithe : Knocknageeha
--- : The Lots
Rath-beag : Rathbeg
Raithín : Raheen
Bothar Garb : ---
? : Rylane
Clárach : Clara
Bán na Muclac? : Bawnamucrlagh
Ladhar a' Carthainn : Lyreacorring
Screathan a? : Scrahanaville
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before the boy. She was cured of her rheumatism from that day.
Moira O'Donnell.
Carrick Hse
Moville.
This story was told by:-
Mrs. McGonagle.
Cooley
Moville
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2019-10-15 14:15
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Seven hundred years after Saint Colmcille had the church built, the Protestants of Clonmany took it from the people and it is now a Protestant Church.
Here is a story the old people tell us is connected with this story.
Long years ago near this church there lived a woman and her only son. This woman had rheumatism and could hardly move. One day as two thieves were passing this church one of them said the other. "I will go into this church and light a fire on the floor and you can go and steal a sheep from one of those fields near by." They did so.
It happened that this woman's son was passing the church and noticing the fire thought it was the devil. He ran home and told his mother that he had seen the devil in the church. His mother would not believe him, so he said he would take her as well as he could to see for herself.
He put his mother on his back and made his way to the church. The thief in the church heard them coming and he thought it was the other thief with the sheep, and he shouted out. "Is she fat, is she fat." The woman, on hearing this, thought it was she he meant. She jumped down from the boy's back and ran home so quickly that she was at the house
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A. Because she carries a comb.
Q What is the best thing to put in a sweet cake?
A. Your teeth.
Q I have a wee house, and it would not hold a mouse, and there is more windows in it, than in the Queen's Palace.
A A thimble
Q What turns without moving?
A Milk getting sour.
Q What room is it that you cannot enter?
A. A Mushroom.
Kathleen Barr.
Malin Road,
Moville.
These riddles were told by:-
Mrs. M. McGowan,
Carnagawe,
Moville
Folklore
Several miles outside Moville in Co. Donegal there is a little village called Clonmary. In this village there is a church. It was built by Saint Colmcille. On a big stone outside the church the marks of the saint's foot, knee, and two fingers, can still be seen.
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2019-10-15 13:50
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There is a fort in Lisheencreagh. It is called Lis. It is circular in shape and there is a fence of earth around it. Once there was a man driving a cow over it and she was milked. The Danes are supposed to have built it. It is made up of rooms underneath and they are all arched. At midnight there is music and churning heard and lights seen in them. The owners never ploughed it or sat crops on it but they cut hay off it
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Moville Riddles
Q A house full, a room full and yet you cannot lift a spoonful.
A Smoke.
Q Why does a hen cross the road?
A To get to the other side.
Q Why is it that a hen's feathers are always tidy?
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of the cow-house for fear the cows would be milked. They used lock the door of the milk-house for fear the milk or the butter would be removed. They used bring in green branches.
When the first cow used calf they used put the first milk over the fire and make the sign of the cross with the right hand over it.
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2019-10-15 13:36
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A Fairy-Tale of Moville
About twenty five years ago, a man was going from Movile to Gulladuff. It was dark. The man, on his way, heard voices. He looked around ans saw hundreds of little fairies dressed in green tunics. One little fairy saw the man, so he asked him would he like a run on a pony that he had, but the man said he was too big. Then the fairy took the pony near him, and it began suddenly to get big. The man then got on the pony's back, and it galloped to Greencastle, and then it jumped to Magilligan's Point. When the man was on the pony's back, the fairy told him not to speak until he would return. Then the pony set off and galloped to Greencastle and then it jumped to Magilligan Point. The pony then galloped to Belfast and then it returned. When it was jumping across the Lough the man spoke, and the pony was changed into a calf. The man then had to walk from Greencaste to Gulladuff.
Kathleen Barr
Malin Road.,
Moville.
This story was told by:-
Mr. D. McCawley,
Malin Road.,
Moville.
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2019-10-15 13:36
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On May day if you point the staff of a churn through an elder tree towards the neighbour's house. It would take away all the butter from them.
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2019-10-15 13:35
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Long ago the old people on St. Patrick's Day morning used to put a cross on the cows' foreheads, and burn a saileach in the fire and when it would get black they used to make the sign of the cross on their shoulders. They sued turn up the bottom of the churn and make the the sign of the cross with tar on it.
On Mayday morning whoever would be first to the well before the sun gets up should bring in a bucket of water, and should put one basin of it in the milk-house. They should wash the pans with the rest of it for luck.
On mayday morning in olden times the old people used to lock the door
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The next day, when this woman got up out of bed, she found three gold pieces under her pillow. Every morning after that she found the same money under her pillow. All the neighbours noticed her getting very rich and they all asked her where she got the money, but she would not tell them. One night her husband said "If you do not tell me where you got the money, I will put you away from the house." The woman was so afraid that she told him and he was surprised. Next morning when the woman awoke, she found three dead leaves. Then she knew that it was the fairies who left the money for her, and she was sorry she told her husband, for now she would get no more money
Kathleen Barr
Malin Rd.,
Moville
This store was told by:-
Mrs Mc Cawley
Malin Rd,
Moville.
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The next day, when this woman got up out of bed, she found three gold pieces under her pillow. Every morning after that she found the same money under her pillow. All the neighbours noticed her getting very rich and they all asked her where she got the money, but she would not tell them. One night her husband said "If you do not tell me where you got the money, I will put you away from the house." The woman was so afraid that she told him and he was surprised. Next morning when the woman awoke, she found three dead leaves. Then she knew that it was the fairies who left the money for her, and she was sorry she told her husband, for now she would get no more money
Kathleen Barr
Malin Rd.,
Moville
This store was told by:-
Mrs M. Cawley
Malin Rd,
Moville.
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2019-10-15 13:15
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A Story of Poteen
Long ago, before poteen was banned by the church, an old man lived in Moville.
This old man was a constant maker of poteen. The police heard of this, so they went one night to search the house. The man heard they were coming. He had only a pint bottle of poteen. It was all the poteen he had that night. He tied a string around the neck of the bottle, and, hung it on the wall outside the door. The police came, but did not notice the bottle, so they went into the house and searched it but found nothing. The police then thought it was lies which had been told, that the old man was making poteen, so they went away, and the man was never troubled with them again.
Kathleen Barr,
Malin Rd.,
Moville.
This story was told by:- Mr. W. Connolly.
Gulladuff House,
Moville.
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2019-10-15 13:00
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There is a chomhla bhreac in Tráigh Mhara near Jim Downing's shed. One night long ago when the fishermen were fishing they heard the noise. It was like two hills falling against each other. There are two stones standing there. The place was haunted. One night the fishermen were resting there, eating their lunch. There were barrels outside the shed, one barrel was taken off the ground and it rested in the same place again.
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36. An té is fuide a bheas ag ithe 'sé is fuide a bheas beo.
37. Is fearr grádh na faitchíos.
38. Ní náire an boctanas.
39. Bíonn an fhirinne féin searbh
40. Is milies an rud an t-anam.
41. Ní rún é ó tá fios ag triúr é.
42. Is binn béal in a thosct.
43. Ní v=buan cogadh an gcarad.
44. Is maith an t-anlann an t-ochras.
45. Ce tá saor caithfeadh sé cloch.
46. An fear a bhuailfeadh a madadh buailfeadh sé a bhean.
47. Ní fuair cú gortach cnamh ariamh.
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48. Is náireach an rud an t-ocras, ach baineann an t-ochas an bárr de.
49. Snáithe fada an droch-taillúir.
50. Dá truaighe é bheirt bocht, is truaighe e a bheir docht.
51. An té nach bhguil meas aige air féin, níl meas ag Dia na duine air.
52. An té nach múinfidh Dia e ní múinfidh an saoghail é.
53. Is roimhre fuil ná uisce.
54. Níl ar mhnaci [?] ach féachaint thar a gualann agus bíonn leith-shéal aici.
55. Culaith síoda ar Shiubgáin agus mála ar a mathair.
56. Tosach ceatha ceo deireadh catha gleo.
57. Fág an tír nó bí sa bhfaisiún.
58. Aithigheann ciaróg ciaróg eile.
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23. Ní h-éolas go h-aontuigheas.
24. Is maith sugh bó marbh na beo.
25. Ní féidir leis an n-gobadán dá thráigh a freastail.
26. Cúirt géarr. 'sí is fearr.
27. Ní féasta go rósta agus ní céasta go pósadh.
28. Tá caiint soar
29. Is minic uan dubh ag caora bán.
30. Ná comhair na sicíní go dtaga siad amach
31. An té a bíos boct bíonn sé sgéaltach.
32. Bíonn caora dubh sa créad is gile.
33. An té atá síos buailtear cos airinn té atá suas oltar deoch air.
34. Ní féidir fear gan ceann a chrocadh.
35. Bíonn rath ar rópaire.
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2019-10-15 12:30
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If you get up early on May morning before the sun gets up and go out into the garden the first snail you see bring him in and put him on a plate. Shake some flour on the plate and then cover the snail with a leaf of cabbage. After a while the snail will begin to crawl around the plate and make tracks on the flour.
When the sun is up take off the leaf of cabbage and the initials of the man you are going to marry will be written on the flour that was on the plate. If the snail was within in his box the man you are going will be very rich,and if he is half out the man you are going to marry will be very poor.
People get up very early on May Morning before the sun rises and churn or they would have no butter for the year.
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2019-10-15 12:24
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The monks of Eglish Abbey long ago kept doves as messangers to go from one place to another with messages under their wings. When the place was deserted there was one dove who would not abandon the old Monastery but stayed there when the monks went out of it.
One day a local chief or curmudgeon who heard this story said he would kill it. When he killed the dove it is told that he fell off his horse and was killed the place he fell on the top of the hill was in such a state that the people could not touch his body but they had to cover his body with clay and to this day there is a mound there and strange to say there is not anything growing on it.
There is another story told that the monks went on a "Turas" to Saint Cuan's Well and there were seven trees to guide them and that anyone who touched those trees would not have any luck.
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2019-10-15 12:19
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I
There lived a family in Taughmaconnell and in the house there was always some member of the family sick in bed.
One day a strange woman came into the house and she said, "there is somebody always sick here and will until you stop spreading clothes on those black-thorn bushes over there in that "Lios". They took the clothes off the bushes and the person that was in bed got better that moment and there was never any member of the family sick afterwards.
II
In this village there lived a boy and hos other, all their stock were dying. Their kitchen was right opposite an old "lios" and every night they saw from the window a dim light in the middle of the "lios". Somebody advised them to block up the window and their trouble would cease, So they built it up and from that day forward they were very prosperous.
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2019-10-15 12:14
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The Dillon family of Clonbrack got the Clonbrack property from a family of the O'Kellys who were the original owners. The (the Dillons) were created Earls of Clonbrack for their services to the British Government after 1798, AD and the Union 1800 AD. It is told that the O'Kelly were the owners and the Dillons were tanners living in the vicinity. One of the O'Kellys, who was weak-minded, is said to have taken some hides from the tanners and the Dillons reported this matter and got young O'Kelly hanged by the British and their property confiscated and given over to themselves 0 the Dillons.
The mother of the young heir of the O'Kellys "cursed" the Dillon family and prayed that the father might never see the son of age (that is 21 years). This "curse" seems to have fallen on the Dillons for each old Lord Clonbrack was always struck by blindness before his son reached the age of 21 years.
This curse was afterwards removed by the Parish priest of Fohenagh, a Father McKenna, who it is was very friendly with the Clonbrack (Dillon) family. After this the old Lord was able to see his son coming
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of age, but Father McKenna died suddenly and unexpectedly, soon after removing the "Curse".
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2019-10-15 12:03
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The Bride's and Groom's Dress.
The Groom wore a pants to his knees with a blue ribbon tied to the end of it, long stockings and low shoes.
The Bride wore a red shirt, home made stockings and a shawl.
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2019-10-15 12:02
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The usual time for match making is between Christmas and Lent. People say that it is the time that they have not much work to do. When the people are getting married they have many "pisneógas". Long ago there were more "pisneógas" attached to marriages than there are at present. After the day they are married the girl will not go home until a month is over, because they say it is unlucky.
When the month is over the girl goes home and they have a great feast, and it is called the "month's visit".
When they are match making the parents of the boy and girl meet a couple of times in some house in the town.
Sometimes it is on a fair day that match making is carried on. If the people are satisfied with the man will get a fortune with the woman.
On the night he receives the money a great party is held in the girl's house. the people have great fun and a dance also.
The day they get married they hire motors to carry them to the chapel and back home again. When they are married they take a different road home because they say it is
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2019-10-15 11:55
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not lucky to return the way they went.
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2019-10-15 11:55
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Long the schools were called hedge schools. There was an old school in Lisaleen in Lewin's field, but it was Meldon who owned it at that time. Pádhraigh Liong used to teach in it. The scholars used to pay him two or three pence a week. There used to be about a hundred scholars in it.
There was also an old school in Lehid. John Haverty who was teaching in it. Father Mat Levelle went to school to him before he went to College.
It is said that Mat Roach, was teaching in an old house in Kilgevrin near the place where Murray's fields are now.
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2019-10-15 11:51
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About six miles from Tuam there was an old school long ago in Daly's land in the village of Lisaleen. The master who was teaching in that school was mark Roache, he was a native of the place.
He would slap the children if he heard them speaking a word of Irish. The children used to be writing on copies and slates. There were long stools in the school where the children sat. The master sat on an old chair.
The scholars used to hang the ink bottles on their coats, and they used to write with quill pens. The teachers got 1 1/2d a week for their pay, and 1/6 a quarter from the children.
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2019-10-15 11:44
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In this district long ago the teachers used to teach the children in the houses of the people. It was the parents who used to pay them. They got but twelve shillings a year.
There was a teacher in Lehid whose name was Mr. Haferty. He was a stranger and he was a good teacher. He taught no Irish but would slap children if he heard them speak it.
The scholars wrote on slates with slatepencils.
The master taught the children in classes. He sat on a chair when teaching. The children used to have an English book, a catechism and an arithmetic.
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2019-10-15 11:40
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About a hundred years ago there lived in Newboro Kilconly Captain Blake a land Lord. He had a very big family. There were no bicycles motor cars, or trains at that time. If they wanted to go a long distance they would go by horse-back or run it.
These people had a man working for them, by the name of O'Reilly from Castlegrove. This man ran at least once a week into the Galway market for fish and never walked a step. This is a distance of twenty one Irish miles and he often did it in two hours. He wore no shoes.
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2019-10-15 11:37
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Cláipín lake is situated between two very famous hills the hill of Cnoc Ma and the hill of Belmount. There is a story told in this locality of the two giants that lived one on each hill, and who could never agree.
It seems they were afraid to meet each other closely and they fought by throwing large stones at each other a distance of ten miles. Some of the stones that were thrown can yet be seen on our land.
They are huge big stones with the tracks of their fingers stuck into them, more of the stones are on the top of the hills, at least so the story goes, but what happened to the giants is not known.
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2019-10-15 11:32
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Pairc an Carraige
Pairc an Straidh
Pairc ba bláta
Pairc milis ? Knockaclarig
Paírc na Rinnce
The Pounbd
Bualadh
The Rae
The yellow field
Paírc na Noíniní
Pairc an Tobair
Pairc na talmhsin
Berna na Gaoithe
The Bridge field
The wood meadow
Mullach an t'sléibhe
The Graifin field
The Carraigín
The Lug
The Fort
The Mullach
The maca
Pairc an tobair
Paircín
Pairc an Geata
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2019-10-15 11:21
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Fionn Mc Cool went into a certain house and he asked his dinner. So the woman said she had nothing for him only a pot of potatoes so Fionn McCool ordered the woman to go out in the field and hunt him a bullock and kill him and cook him. The woman said she had only two bullocks and she could not afford to give him one so Fionn McCool stood up in the house when they woman would not do what he asked her. He stood up straight and carried the roof off the house and threw it into Robertstown river. When the woman saw what Fionn had down she got very angry with him and as quick
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with her for a week.
Every day he used go out hunting with her, and her said when he came up that he never spent a better week. He said that he had two horses every day hunting.
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2019-10-15 11:19
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for being curious as they did not want anyone to know that they went that road that night. One of the mentook up a stone and flung it at the man that came out of the house looking at them. The stone hit him and he fell flat on the ground "God Help us"
They went to lift him up but found to their great grief that his leg was broken and they were all very sorry for what had happened and the captain called his men together and said "Boys this is a bad omen and in God's Holy Name we will go no further and let us all return to our own homes."
It was well they did for one of their men named Corridan turned informer and told this officer of the attack that was to be made on his house and he had two regiments of soldiers fully armed ready to attack them.
Had the poor white boys continued their journey hardly any of them would reach their own homes alive.
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2019-10-15 10:38
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Story of the Whiteboys
In the time of the "white boys" a man named Collis lived in the district. He was an officer in the English Army and he had a find house situated in the Fortwilliam (part of this house is still standing and is now occupied by John Dowd). He had an orchard and plenty of good land still he was never done tormenting the poor Irish.
He became so very cruel that the white-boys made up their minds to put a stop to his bad deeds. The captain of the Whiteboys sent word to his men of the different districts to meet at Kilflynn on a certain night.
Ma bron' his men came from the Lixnaw, Listowel, over the hill from Bally-Mc-Elligott, Kilflynn, and they marched down along towards Shannow bridge.
This was the dead of the night and all the people of the houses near the road were in bed and fast asleep.
But it seemed the tramping of the marching men awakened one man just as they were passing his house. he opened the door and came out and on the road partly dressed to see what was happening.
One of the marching men felt angry with him
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2019-10-15 10:36
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crush. Dashing madly from the the supper room with sword in hand and accompanied by his gallant black steed he proceeded towards Cilín's church.
On reaching the doorstep he called aloud to the spirit to appear. To his first call was made no reply to the second happened the same but on calling the third time she proudly answered in Gaelic tongue, "I'll be with you time enough." On hearing her shrill voice he turned his steed for home, but while crossing the river on his way home, she crossed his path and grasped the horses mane, rising this sword and letting it fall with body strength he severed the hand from the body. The body fell by
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2019-10-15 10:34
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Flaithbhearta i gCill Óla.
2. Bhí ceann eile í gCill Ainbhthín i dteach Seán Uí Conchubhair. Fear as Spidéal darbh' ainm Mac Connamara á múnadh ann. Ta sé seascha bliadhain nó mor sin ó bí sé ann. Ní bfuigheadh sé ach píghinn gac lá ó'na páistí. Bhí cuid mhaith páiste aige ag dul ar sgoil.
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2019-10-15 10:33
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flaitbearta í gCill Ola.
2. Bhí ceann eile í gCill Ainbhthín i dteach Seán Uí Conchubhair. Fear as Spidéal darbh' ainm Mac Connamara á múnadh ann. Ta sé seascha bliadhain nó mor sin ó bí sé ann. Ní bfuigheadh sé ach píghinn gac lá ó'na páistí. Bhí cuid mhaith páiste aige ag dul ar sgoil.
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2019-10-15 10:31
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Nuair a bhíonn duine ag dul a chodladh san oíche deireann sé " Ceithre phosta ar mo leaba. Ceithre aingeal mhac Dé má fhághaim bás as seo go maidin i bhflaitheas Dé a bheas m'anam bocht"
Luighim le Dia agus go luighidh Dia liom
lámh deas Dé fá mo chloigeann agus dhá láimh Mhuire
timcheall orm
Tá crois na naoi n-aingeal geal ó bharr mo chloigeann
Go bun mo sháile
Nár luighe mé le olcas agus nár luighe olc liom.
A Íosa óir ciste déan trócaire orm
A Íosa uachtar ár mbeatha déan trocaire orm.
Nuair chuirtear an chéad fata deirtear
go gcuiridh Dia toradh agus tairbhe ar a gcuirim agus a nglacaimid agus a gabh muid thríd
Nuair fhaíghtear an chéad uan deirtear
"Mo Dhia dhá thárrtháil agus go dtárraigh Dia muid agus go mbeirimíd beo ar an am seo arís
Ag dul thar reilig
Seacht roilig Pádraic agus iomháigh Críost,
Molfar thuas thú agus molfar thíos
agus molfar ag righ na glóire thú
agus go ndéanaidh Dia trocaire ar anamnachaibh na marbh
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2019-10-15 10:22
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To cure epilepsy gather worms, and boil them down in milk. Give the milk to the patient to drink in the name of the Father etc.
To cure kidney trouble gather brook-lime. This is got in spring-water. Drink an egg-cup of it for nine days in succession in the same of the Father etc.
The water from St. Kiernan's Well cures sore feet, sore eyes, and pains in the limbs.
There is also a well in Kilmainham called the Lucky Well and the water of it cures headaches.
There is also a cure in nettles. You put them into a pot of water and boil them, and then drink the nettle-tea. This purifies the blood.
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has to tie a red tape around his neck in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
If a baby girl has the chin-cough the god-father has to tie a red tape around her neck in the name of the Father and of the Son of the Holy Ghost.
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Long ago the old people had cures for pains and all other complaints.
If a child has the chin cough bring it and put it under the she-ass three times and then put a grain of meal in the child's dress and let the ass it and while the ass is eating put three grains of it into the child's mouth.
The old people tell us that goose-grease is a good cure for pains.
If you rub a gold wedding-ring to the wild-fire it will cure it.
If you put a penny or a piece of copper in a cup of milk over night and give it next morning to the person who has the wild-fire to drink it will cure him.
If a baby boy has the chin-cough his god-mother
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give it in spoonfuls to the child. If any of them got a pain in their head they would walk backward and they would be all right.
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Pairc an Glaiscé
The Kiln Field
Paírc Luacra
Paírc an Gaba
Páirc na Láighre
Pairc na Staile
Pairc an Dalaíghe
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You could see seven forts from Ardra fort
It is in Ardra fort the Danish chieftain who had command over the seven forts was supposed to live.
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Carraig a Loinsigh Man named Lynch living there and was hanged there, This rock is on the side of Road at Knockavinna [?]
Carraig a croll: In the townland of Knockaclarig So called because a fiddler used ti be seen at dusk.
Carraig na Giobhal in Knockaclarig so called because a man with very ragged clothes used to be seen there.
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Bhí fear ann fadó agus bhí aon mhac amháin aige. Lá amháin dubhairt sé leis an mac go mbeadh air dul go conndae Mhuigheo le muc. Dubhairt sé go raibh duine uasal ag cainnte leis fhéin an lá cheana agus go raibh sé ag iarraidh muc le ceannacht.
Liam a bhí mar ainm ar an duine uasal agus dubhairt an t- athair leis an mac ' Sir" a thabhairt air nuair a bheadh sé ag cainnt leis.
D'imthigh an buachaill leis nó go dtáinig sé chomh fado le conndae Mhuigheo . Nuair a shroich sé teach an duine uasail tháinig an duine uasal amach roimhe agus d'fhiafruigh sé dhe cá raibh sé ag dul . D'freagair an buachaill mar seo:-'Cuir sir m-athair , sir mise , le sir muice , ag sir Liam".
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Three men who live in the townland - Denis Quinn, Henry Kingston and Floor Mahony explored the inside of the fort. There were steps of slate descending down to the first room. The fort contained three rooms. In the first room the men entered there was a table, on which were a writing pen and paper. The second room contained a fire place and mantel - piece. As they were about to enter the third room, the door closed on them and they were driven back. They got frightened and they came out of the fort.
There is a fort in Ardra, Bantry. It is supposed that there is gold concealed in it. In the year one thousand, eight hundred and eighty eight some sea - men who came to Bantry explored the inside. They worked from Christmas until February, but did not find any gold. They found that the court contained many rooms, which were separated by large walls of stone. Some of the rooms were fifty feet deep.
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cake, the little robin asked him for a bit of bread and he said to her, that she could have all that he would leave after him.
Then the giant came home and he said to his mother, "i smell an Irishman and I must find him." He found the man exam-ining the wonderful front door and he gave him the same choice as his brothers, but the man chose to fight. Then the giant began to get the better of him at the fight, when suddenly he heard someone calling him and when he looked he saw it was the robin. "Seánín," said the bird, "what is wrong with you that you don't put your leg behind him and trip him. He did what the robin told him and he tripped the giant, then he said to him, "now with your seven heads and seven necks, I'm too good for you. I'm going to kill you now, as you killed my two brothers and I will bury you where you are." The giant then began to ask for mercy, he said he would give his eldest daughter in marriage and half his kingdom until his death. After his death then he could take possession of it all. Well said Seánín, "if I kill you I'll be able to get the kingdom without any trouble and perhaps if I left you live you might regret your promise and kill myself. After killing the giant he went back to the palace and
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he could view the inside of the cave.
In the he saw there were five or six robbers around a stone counting a large amount of gold. He quietly left the fort and called the old man in to look into the cave. As the old man looked over the ledge into the cave the Raparee caught his legs and threw him in among the robbers. There was immediately terrible confusion and in there fright the robbers ran away leaving the gold behind them. They soon got sorry and one of them volunteered to return. He did so but was met be Raparee at the door, knocked down while the Raparee cut out his tongue. The robber yelled with the terrific pain and rushing out covered with blood soon frightened away all the other robbers. The Raparee is supposed to have left all the gold himself to the old man in Barnavilla while he himself went to London. This gold was supposed to have been hidden in the fort of Barnavilla.
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his head against the needles. There were also at the door twelve feathers of the same colour and one blue feather, the giant used come out to the door in the heat, and feathers used blow back and forth and cool him. Then the man began to eat his bread, but while he was eating, a robin hopped on the window and asked him for a bit of bread for her young. He told her to clear away, that he hadn't enough for himself and she went. Then the giant came home and when he saw the man he said to him "I will give you a choice, of blowing you to the Indian in one breath or I will fight you." Then the man answered that he had fought gentlemen as good as the giant and then they started to fight. After a while the giant got the better of him and in the end he killed him and buried him in a hole.
After a while when the second son was twenty one years, he said to his mother that he would try and see would he find his brother. His mother then asked him which would he take, the big cake or the small one, he took the biggest with the curse and set off. He came to the giants palace, the little robin asked him for the bread, he refused her, he then fought the giant and was killed.
When the third brother was twenty one he said he would go in search of the other two. Instead of taking the big cake he took the small one, saying that the blessing was better than the curse. Like his two brothers he came to the giants palace and stayed there that night. The next morning when he was eating his
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Q. Why are watches like grasshoppers?
A. Because they both move by springs.
Q. What can be in water without getting wet?
A. A shadow.
Q. Why is the sea ike curly hair?
A. Because it is always in waves.
Q. What has a comb but no hair?
A. A rooster.
Q. What letter does the farmer like best?
A. The letter g because it turns rain into grain.
Q. Why does a dog wag his tail?
A. Because the tail could not wag the dog.
Q. What may be said to be empty but yet it has something in it?
A. A pocket with a hole in it.
Q. Why should old stockings be useful in a fire?
A. Because they often have ladders in them.
Q. Riddle Riddle roy a farmer's fiddle alive at both ends and dead in the
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Another story of a hidden treasure used to be told by Tom Scarry who lived in the house where Miss Katie Kelly Liscune now dwells. Mr. Tom Flanagan tells the story as Tom Scarry told him.
There was a poor man who lived very near the fort that is North of the road opposite Mr. Jack Bleheins old house in Barnavilla. The poor old man was very harassed by the land-lord. One day he was walking along the road and wondering how he could possible get the price of a horse. He met a Raparee on the road and he told him how anxious he was to get a horse. The Raparee told him not to worry that he would give him a hose but that for a few days he would have to keep him hidden somewhere. The horse was brought along and they decided to hide him in an underground cave which was in this fort near Barnavilla. The Raparee went in to the fort and by looking over a ledge which was then in the fort
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This story was told to me by Mr. Patrick Maher of Ballyloughan, Muinebeag, now dead R.I.P. whose father attendted the hedge school for a while. The school was at Ballycormack cross on which site is now a cottage owned by a Mr. Taylor - The 'desks' consisted of huge branches of trees rolled in and placed in position. The Master had a small table and a log of wood for chair. The black board was not very smooth but was black. This morning the scholars trooped in with their slates and lead pencils. Great excitement was written on every face, they had news for the Master. Nearly all the children of that time
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in a circle round the doomed man and at a given signal the twelve raised their sticks and averting their eyes slightly brought the weapons down with tremenduous force on the unfortunate traitor. The idea of picking 12 men was that no one of them would know who struck the fatal blow. Afterwards the wretch was tied by his feet with a long rope to a wild you horses tail, which careered madly down the hill side and feeling the constant tugging, never stopped till it dropped with exhaustion.
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One time Mr O'Kelly lived on the estate now known as the Clonbrock estate. Among the English tanners who used to come to Ireland here to work in the woods were people called Dillons. There was a tannery very near Clonbrock and one day O'Kelly's only son came out to look at the tanners at work. At this time if anybody stole anything valued more than ten pence the penalty was hanging. Some of the Dillons managed to put a considerable amount of leather into O'Kelly's pocket. After a time before he discovered it they charged him with stealing it and he could not defend himself. He was to be hanged but the father offered to ransom him. The ransom asked was the Clonbrock estate. O'Kelly agreed to the ransom and so the estate passed into the hands of the Dillons. The young O'Kelly boy had an uncle a blind Friar. When the latter heard the
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story he asked to be taken to a certain stone near the domain wall on which he knelt and cursed the Dillon family. The curse was that no father in the family should ever see his son come of age. This curse lay on the Dillon family until they asked a priest who was in Fohena some years after, named Fr. McKenna to remove it. This he did while visiting one night in Clonbrock House. Driving out that night in his carrigge he found the gates shut. Suddenly the gates blew open. The priest began to worry and going to bed that night he became very ill and lived only a fortnight.
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IV
Come rise up lovely Sweeney and give your horse some hay
And give to him a feed of oats before you go away
Don't feed him on soft turnips Take him down to my green lawn
And then you might be able to plough the Rocks of Bawn
V
I wish the king of England would write for me in time.
And place me in some Regiment all in my youth and prime.
I'de fight for Ireland's glory from the clear day light till dawn
And I never would return back to plough the Rocks of Bawn.
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cailín le biadh ag na muca connaic sí an ministéar. rith sí abhaile agu dinis sí dhá mághaistir é. Tháinic sé sin agus sgaoil sé abhaile an ministéar. agus thug an gadaidhe dubh céad púnt go Jack.
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moch agus deirigh Jack chuaidh sé go dtí an gadaidhe leis an mbráilín agus béigin don ghadaidhe scór púnt a thabhairt dhó.
Bhí sean mhinistéar i na chomhnuidhe ag doras a[n] ghadaidhe dubh agus ní dheanfh[adh] sé tada ach ag magadh faoí an ngadaidhe dubh mar gheall ar an chaoí a chur Jack air. Bhí an gadaidhe thíos sa talamh aige agus gheall sé céad púnt do Jack ach beart eicín a imirt ar an ministéar.
An chéad oidhche eile thug Jack leis bord sgus shocruigh sé é amach ar aghaidh doras an mhisistéir sgar sé bháilín air agus lás sé sé cínn de chaoinle ar an mbord
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I
Come on you loyal heroes where ever that you be,
Dont hire with your masters till you know what your work will be,
For you must rise up early from the clear daylight till dawn.
And I fear you wont be able to plough the Rocks of Bawn.
II
My shoes they are now worn and my Stockings they are thin,
And my heart is nearly broken for fear I'd wear them,
My heart is nearly broken from the clear daylight till dawn,
And I fear I won't be able to plough the Rocks of Bawn.
III
My curse attend young Sweeney you have me nearly robbed
You are sitting by the fire side with a pipe stuck in you gab.
you'r sitting by the fire side from the clear daylight till dawn,
And I fear you wont be able to plough the Rocks of Bawn.
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Once upon a time about fifty years ago there lived a man named Charlton in Clonmacnois. One of his workmen lived in one part of the house, and every night he used to hear a horse and cart coming into the yard. Then the man would go out to unyoke the pony and he would see nothing at all.
Each night the horse and cart would come, and when the workman looked out he would see and hear the car going round and round the house three times, and he could see
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the Kilmartins will be the richest in the land then.
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A Long time ago there lived in Ireland two powerful giants, and for strength and bravery they were on an equal. Many a time the rivals stood side by side but one proved himself as great as the other. A wise man said, "Let the giant who throws a large rock the farthest be the champion."
Two rocks of equal size were found, and the giants came
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the noise again. He lit the candle once more, and could see nothing, So he left the candlw lighted every night after and he heard no more noise.
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When St. Ciaran was in Clonmacnois he planted a lot of Ash trees on the Creevaghroad above St. Ciaran's Well. Two of these trees still stand on the road beside Ciaran Curley's house. They are very big trees and they are boast in the centre, and the children often hide in them when playing. Long ago the road went down on the other side of the trees, as well as on the side it is now, and
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plainly a covered-in-car, with the two horses under it and the man driving them. After that night the workman never stayed in Charlton's house any more.
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Dervogiolla's Church or the Nun's Church as it is called is about a quarter of a mile from the Cemetery. It is a beautiful church, and has lovely carvings on its arches.
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this they think they leave the pain behind. It is said that if anyone takes the button or penny away, that he will get the headache, but the children going home from school often look for the pennies and buy sweets with them, and they don't get the headache.
There are other churches, but there are no stories about.
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St. Finian's Church was built in the 12th Century by the monks of Clonmacnois, in honour of the great teacher of St Ciaran of Clonmacnois. A remarkable thing about this Church is, a complete round tower is attached to it, and there is an entrance to it from the ground floor of the
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and it is now a Protestat place of worship.
Beside the church are the vaults of the Malones of Ballinahown Court which court is now inhabited by The O'Donoghue of the Glens of Kerry.
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O'Connor's Church was built in the year 1,000 by one of the O'Connors of Roscommon and is the mortuary Church of 'The O'Connor'. It was destroyed by the English on several occasions and was repaired by the Church-body about twenty-five years ago
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the nun's church.
It is not opened up yet but we expect to see it opened up soon. Nobody is let touch it.
People take away the clay off St Ciaran's grave and shake it in the corners of the corn-field. They say it kills the worm that eats the corn.
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There are several ruins of churches in Clonmacnois, the largest is the Cathedral. A stone church was built on Clonmacnois in the year 900 by Abbot Colman and King
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cross is a representation of the Crucifixion and the vine and grapes.
It is one of those crosses which is very rich in Celtic interlaced work. It is not as well made at all as the cross of the Scriptures but according to Professor Mac Allister it is just as old.
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1.whooping cough
a piece of string tied around the big toe when going to bed is supposed to cure a whooping cough.
another supposed cure for a whooping cough is to walk between two running waters.
2. Sore throat
a sore throat can be cured by putting a hot linseed poultice around the neck.
3. Rheumatism
rheumatism is supposed to be cured by carrying a raw potato in your pocket.
4.boils
venus turpentine put to the boil is supposed
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well. One time a woman went out to a holy well in Ardbraccan and she brought water from the well, put it in the kettle to boil but it never boiled. There is a bush at St. Ultans Well.
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11. A bunch of mint tied round the wrist is a sure remedy for disorders of the stomach.
12. Nettles gathered in a churchyard and boiled down for a drink have the power to cure dropsy.
13. The touch from the hand of a seventh son cures the bite of a mad dog.
14. A son born after his father's death has power over fevers.
15. An iron ring worn on the fourth finger will cure rheumatism.
16. For toothache:- Carry in your pocket the two jaw- bones of a haddock; for ever since the miracle of the
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and throwing the tenth one away.
10. Chilblains could be cured by rubbing them well with snow.
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The name of our townland is Bohey. The parish of Drumlease. The Barony Cloon Lougher. There are 28 families in Bohey and 128 people living in it. Armstrongs and Jamesons are the most common names. There are 3 slated houses in Bohey and 16 thatched houses, and the rest have been reconstructed lately. It is called Bohey because it is situated at the bottom of Benbow mountain. Long ago the people used to graze their cows on the mountain, and then bring them down to be milked, hence bo = a cow tige = a house. There are 8 old people (over seventy) in it. They don't know Irish Mr Tommy Sibbery Bohey Dromahair is a good story teller and Mrs W Duncan Bohey Dromahair and Mrs R Jameson Bohey Dromahair are good storytellers in English. There are 4 houses in ruins. The people nearly always go to America or to Scotland
In July there is hardly a house in Bohey but has Scotch visitors. The land is boggy. there is a wood at Sam Johnson's of Bohey Dromahair
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There was a sturgeon washed in at Enniscrone about 80 years ago, and as he is a 'Royal' fish, he had to be sent to the Queen (Victoria.)
As he lay on the beach awaiting (for) some official to come and get him away, the people gathered around to see what sort of a creature it was.
Among the number, was a little boy of 4 or 5 playing with the pebbles. An old fisherman
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At Enniscrane on Killala Bay, it must be son 80 years ago, a man was washed ashore.
It was found that he was a tailor, and he had some money in his pockets, but was unknown to the people.
However they gave him decent burial - "they buried him decent", and celebrated the occasion in the then usual manner.
Their toast was : "May the Lord send us another tailor".
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Children sit in a ring round the fire. The first child takes the tongs in her hand the right hand and dances them on the floor and says "Can't do little that can't do this, and its' so easy done" she then changes them to her left hand and passes them to her neighbour, who must do the same. If the second child does it wrong, the first child does it again and again until the second does it correctly. The second child passes the tongs to the third child and so on.
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Long ago the people made bread from rye long ago. The rye was ground with two pieces of stone called querns. The rye was poured in between the two pieces of stone co and it ground it. Bread was also made from oats long ago. The flour was also wetted with milk and the dough was kneaded on a bread-board. The bread was baked in a baker. Sometimes propped before the fire it was baked by the heat of the fire. The bread was baked every day long ago. The cake was placed in a baker and the sign of the cross was made on the top of it.
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Long ago people lived in houses much different than they do now. The walls are much thicker
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they baked the bread in an oven.
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There is a fairy fort in Derrycarhoon. It is circular in shape. and surrounded by an embankment of earth. There is another fort in Shronagree. It has an entrance hole in the centre. It is surrounded by an embankment of earth. One day a man was preparing for potatoes in the field where the fort is. A woman came up to him, and asked him if he could not get any other field in which to plant his crops. The man, immediately, went home. He fell sick that night, and he was buried that day week.
There is another fort in Lisheencreagh. A Swanton man, who was buried about eight years ago, was driving cows over the fort one evening. On the way one of them stopped. She remained still for about a quarter of an hour, and he could not make her go. When the man went home, he found that the cow was milked.
There is a fort in Gortnagroe.
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The bread was made from wheat with a small amound of flour long ago. The wheat was ground with a quern and it was grown locally. When people required bread they put down a big fire and made enough of bread that would do them for a week or two.
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rose. Billy Moran got up on a certain morning and went to Rutledge's and Rutledge's dog nearly eat him. There was to be a life lost at the lifting of the treasure. On account of the dog making the attack on Moran he thought that it was his life that was to be lost and he was afraid to lift the treasure no one ever lifted the treasure since. As a reward for not lifting the treasure Billy Moran got a half crown on a stone not very far from the house. He got the same money every day for a long time and his wife asked him where he got the money he told her and after that he got no more money.
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In Kiltoghert one time there lived a man the name of Billy Moran. He dreamt three nights one after another that there was gold hid under a big bush at the foot of Mong and there is a serpant minding it.
In his dream he was to have a man the name of Bob Rutledge and a black dog without a white hair in him to help them lift the Treasure. Rutledge had a dog without a black dog without a gray hair in him and that is why he dreamt of him. They were to lift the treasure before the sun
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for this treasure a light appears to them and when they go it disappears again.
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There is a hidden treasure near our house. It is under a stone tub near a pond. It is said that an old man and three sons lives there some years ago. The old man before he died hid a treasure under the stone tub. When he was dying he told his sons that the treasure was hidden somewhere in his farm. When he died the sons looked for the treasure but never got it. It is also said the treasure is only six feet under the ground. Many people have gone to look for it, but never got it. Every time a person went to search
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There is a Fairy fort in Coosane. It is called fort by name. It is circular in shape. There is a fence of trees around it. There is an entrance hole in the centre. The Danes built the forts in olden times to live in them. Two dogs once went into Gortnagrough fort and they were never seen again. There used to be lights seen in Coosane fort long ago. The Danes were supposed to be making wine out of heath in the forts.
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2019-10-15 08:36
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2019-10-15 08:36
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There is a fort in Shronagree. It is called fort by name. You could see Derrycarhoon fort from it. They are circular in shape. There is a fence of earth around Shronagree fort. There is an entrance hole in the centre.
One day a man went sowing potatoes in Shronagree fort and a woman asked him could he get any other place to sow potatoes only in the fort. The man went home to his dinner and he got sick and he was buried that day week. The owner of the fort never interfered with it when ploughing or planting crops but hay is cut off of it and cattle feed on it.
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2019-10-15 08:15
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stopped at the entrance hole and she was milked when she was crossing the fort.
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2019-10-15 08:13
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There is a Fort in Ballybawn. There is a white hound minding it. It is circular in shape. One night a man was passing it and the hound jumped out over the fence and caught him by the leg. A few days after the man died. The Danes were supposed to live in it. There is another Fort in Lisheencreagh There is an entrance hole in the middle. Once a man was driving a cow across the fort. The cow
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 07:46
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There is a special fair held for horses and pigs. The sheep and cows and calves go together. There are three big fairs in the year. May Fair, July Fair and October Fair. They are all held in Listowel.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 07:45
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The landlord that was in this district was Lord Listowel. When Lord Listowel got money from his tenants he used to go over to England and spend it. The land was divided into farms under the landlords. They used divide land in case of marriages. They used give half to each party.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 07:43
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The people long ago had three meals a day. They used have meal bread without any flour and home milk for their breakfast. The people used work in the morning before having their breakfast. The people used always have potatoes for their dinner and supper. They used always have the table in the middle of the floor. Meat was seldom eaten by the poor people but was often by the rich people. They used fresh and salt meat and fish and vegetables. They used eat yellow
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 07:39
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meal gruel before they used go to bed. They used eat a lot of eggs on Easter Sunday more so than now because they used get no eggs long ago until Easter Sunday. Tea was first used in this district about fifty years ago. Timber mags and saucepans and bowls were used before cups were common.
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2019-10-15 07:36
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The local Fairs are always held in towns. A pig and cattle fair is held every fortnight in Listowel. There is a fair held in the village of Abbeydorney once a year it is called the Fair of the Cross. It is three weeks and three days before Christmas. Luck money is always given in the sale of any animal. The animals that are sold are marked with blue or red paint. In some cases the halter or rope is given away and in more cases it is not.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 07:32
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Long ago children used be up to twelve or fourteen years before they used to wear shoes. I knew one person who never wore shoes or boots in her life. Some children go without shoes in summer and more children go without shoes all the year round. There is no shoe-maker in this district not nearer than Lixnaw or Listowel. In some families they have the turn for the trade. The clogs were made in foreign countries but were worn locally long ago. They are worn yet but are very rare. There was an old saying that it was the life of an old shoe to polish it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 07:28
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There are nine forges in this parish. What I know of the smiths the trade has been in their families for years back. There is one at Bolton's cross and another one at the Six crosses and another one beside a stream in Greenville. All the rest are inside in the town. Most of the forges are roofed with corrugated iron. There is only one fireplace and bellows. The smiths implements: a set, an anvil, rasp, pincers, vice, the hoof knife. The smith shoes horses and asses and ponies. The smith makes gates, bands of wheels
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2019-10-15 07:23
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and repairs ploughs and harrows. The smith shoes wheels in the open air. He makes a fire beside a stream. A black smith was always supposed to be strong. On a wet day there used be always a crowd in the forge telling stories.
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2019-10-15 07:21
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always moved up and down. To look into they would see the butter milk splashing out. Water was poured in the warm weather when it was hard to make it. The butter milk would be drained off butter and the butter would be left inside. There would be water put into the churn and the butter would be washed and salted. The butter was put into a tub or pan and taken to the market the following day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 07:18
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The churn we had was round with a churn staff dashing up and down. About two feet in height. Butter was made twice a week in summer and once a week in winter. Every one in the house used to take a turn in churning. If any one came in they should take a turn. The old people used to say that the butter would not make if the stranger did not take turn. It would take an hour and sometimes four hours to make the butter according to the weather. It was hard to make butter in thunder. The churning was done by hand. The churn-dash was
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2019-10-15 07:14
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tied to the stakes with chains.
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2019-10-15 07:13
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The following are the animals we have at home - hens, chickens.
When driving cows in or out of a field we say how how.
When calling calves we say suk suk.
I have heard the following names called to cows - Polly, Kerry, Daisy.
Hens. When calling hens we say tuk tuk.
Chickens. When calling chickens we say chick chick.
Turkeys. bee bee.
Geese. baddy baddy.
Ducks. feed feed.
The cow house is made of cement and covered with corrugated iron and two or three airholes. The cows are
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2019-10-15 07:08
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St Martin's day. Long ago it was a custom to draw blood of some fowl on St Martin's day.
Hallow eve. They burn beans that night they would put two beans in a cup of water and if the two went to the bottom they would mention two names and them two would be married.
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2019-10-15 07:06
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Shrove Tuesday. They make pancakes. Any one that would get married Shrove Tuesday should be home before twelve on Tuesday night.
Ash Wednesday long ago there used be no milk allowed in the tea or butter or eggs.
Saint John's day. There used be a bon fire Saint John's night and a dance.
May day. Long ago people would not pick any flowers on may eve they would be afraid that the fairys would carry them away or if any one got sick on that day they would say that it was a fairy stroke.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 07:01
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Saint Brigid's day. There is a wooden cross put up in the rafters in order to honour St Brigid.
St Patrick's day. We pick the shamrock from the railway line. Some men wear it on their coats but the older men put a bit in the band of their hats.
Shrove is a time for people getting married any where there would be a wedding. There would a crowd of boys dress up they used to call them soppers. They used to sing and dance and they used to get drink.
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-10-15 05:28
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with her for a week.
Every day he used go out hunting with her, and her said when he came up that he never spent a better week. He said that he had two horses every day hunting.
Written by Kathleen Moran, Ballyhoman
Told by my father.
Old Irish Tales
Fionn Mc Cool went into a certain house and he asked his dinner. So the woman said she had nothing for him only a pot of potatoes so Fionn McCool ordered the woman to go out in the field and hunt him a bullock and kill him and cook him. The woman said she had only two bullocks and she could not afford to give him one so Fionn McCool stood up in the house when they woman would not do what he asked her. He stood up straight and carried the roof off the house and threw it into Robertstown river. When the woman saw what Fionn had down she got very angry with him and as quick
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 03:22
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Long ago there were a lot more roads than what there are now. There was a road from Tottenhamgreen out to the Goatstown lane and an Avenue went from that to a gentleman's house in Hopefield. In the famine times many roads were made and their wages were one penny a day.
When they were making the Shanoule lane two men died with hunger. The bought a loaf on Monday and they were found dead on that day week.
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2019-10-15 03:16
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Father Murphy of Newbawn was walking along the road one day when he saw a small boy minding goats in a field. He went over to the boy and asked him did he know his prayers and he said he did'nt. The priest said he would teach him the "Our Father". The boy could not learn the first few words of this prayer and Father Murphy said he would put "Our Father" as a name on one of the goats and told the boy to know it when he came back. After about an hour the priest came again and when the boy saw him coming he cried "O Father 'Our Father' is after pucking 'Who art in'."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 03:09
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fun begins trying to catch the money in the mouth. Two pieces of wood are got and put in the form of a cross, an orange is put on one side, a piece of soap on the other, an apple on the other, and a candle on the other side. The cross is turned around quickly and everyone trys to catch the fruit and avoid the rest.
On the 2nd November is All Souls and on that night a candle is lit in the window of almost every home the show the Holy Souls light because it is said that they are free from their sufferings on that night
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2019-10-15 03:02
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This is one of the funniest parts of the year and a lot of old customs are living yet around the locality. Some of those are carried on at this time.
Colcannon is one of the special foods on this night. Another custom is snap-apple and nut-burning. A tub of water is got and a sixpence or a shilling put in the bottom. Then the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 02:58
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the rath to mark the place where the clay mound ditch once stood.
There was another man in this district who had a rath in one of his fields. This rath was surrounded by a ditch and the man started to knock it down in order to level out the field. He wasn't long started when his live stock started to die. He soon found out the reason for this, so he ceased knocking down the ditch and no more of his live stock died.
People say that it is very unlucky to interfere with raths because there are supposed to be fairies living in them and anyone who interferes with them comes to grief.
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2019-10-15 02:51
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them in three different places, then he used to get a horse and walk around the stones saying some prayers. He also used to sit on the stones saying the prayers, he did that for three times and then he was cured. Some time ago people used to cure warts by getting two bits of straw and putting them in the shape of a cross, and then by getting a straight pin and by putting the pin through the straw and then through the wart, but then you must bury the straw and the pin. People cure them that way to this day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 02:45
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There are many fairy forts in this district.
There is one in one of our fields which is called the rath field and the fort is called a rath.
This rath was a churchyard in olden times and the Danes were buried there. There was a clay mound ditch around this rath and the man that owned the field first, knocked it down when he was going to plough the field. Every year since that about June or July a ríng of ferns could be seen around
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 02:40
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The year of the Famine times was in eighteen hundred and forty six, and eighteen hundred and forty seven. A great plague came over the country at that times and people died in great numbers with it.
The people at that time had to live on very little food, because it was very dear and very scarce.
The potatoes got a disease also and they were so scarce that the people had to cut the eye out of them to sow for seed, and they had to eat the rest so that is all they had to live on. Food became scarcer and scarcer, and alot of the people went away to America.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 02:33
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There are alot of people around here, who can cure certain diseases. For istance long ago there lived an old man in Barmony by the name of John Murphy who used to cure farsee. The way he used to cure it was he used to get three stones and put the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 02:30
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There is a field on John Ennis's farm called the rath field. There is a big stone in the corner of the field and a path on a ditch around the stone. It is supposed that the fairies walks on that path every night.
One day on old man named James Furlong was cutting bushes in the field. When he came to the corner he saw a bunch of keys under the stone. He took the keys home with him and left them on the dresser. That night he heard an awful noise. It is supposed to be the fairies that come for the keys. Next morning when he got up the delph were all beoken.
He had to go back with the keys and no more noise were ever head.
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2019-10-15 02:23
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There was once a man named Patrick Murphy. He lived in a gate lodge in Bricketstown.
He used to make baskets and beehives. He made them with wheaten straw and strong briars and sallies and peel them and bind them around the straw. He used to sow corn out of them in old times.
He used make beehives and armchairs. He would bring to the market and get good price for them.
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2019-10-15 02:16
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St Martins Day is on the eleventh of November. St Martin was a great fisherman.
None of the fishermen go out to fish on St Martins night. St Martin was ground up in a mill. In olden times Millers would not mill on St Martins Day. People kill something on the eve of St Martins and sprinkle the blood out side the door in honour of St Martin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 02:11
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Martin," says she, "go out and bring me in a can of water, he got the can, went out, returned with the water and throwing it on his wife says "do you go out now while you're wet and bring in a can of water."
Some time ago a woman lived in the Barmoney district, as she returned home one evening late she came across the body of her husband lying by the side of a pond. The poor man who was addicted to fits had a seizure, fell there and died. The local sergeant who went to investigate matters asked the wife, as she was the first to happen on the body what did she do, the poor woman who was very excited and upset made reply that she asked him was he dead, "and what did he say?" (says the sergeant, " he said he was" says she.
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2019-10-15 02:01
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Bed. People get cured of their diseases by lying on this bed. There was a man in Taghmon by the name of Johnny Adams who had a growth on the side of his head and he lay on this bed and he got cured of it.
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2019-10-15 01:57
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Many years ago a man lived in Clongeen district by the name of Bowe. He was a mason by trade, when he was beyond his labour he used to call to some of the houses for assistance, some giving him money, others food and so on. One evening he called to Miss Crosbie, Haresmeade, she asked him how he was, he started complaining and said he felt very poorly entirely, he felt that he was so bad that he would scarce pass the night, "but for God's sake Miss" he says, "give me something to get my breakfast in the morning."
A story is told of him also going in one night to his wife and as it was raining heavily he was drenched, "while you're wet
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 01:46
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Once upon a time there was a woman living in Shanoule by the name of Mrs Kelly. She was very rich and was also very good for giving alms to the poor. One day two men met on the road and after talking for a while they resolved to dress up themselves as beggermen and go to Mrs Kelly. The first said he would go as a dummy.
He went to the house and he got a half-crown from the woman. The second man was delighted thinking he would get the same. He then went and made signs to her, and she said "Are you a dummy too?".
The man forgot what he was saying and said "Yes mam" then all the truth was known.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 01:39
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There are people in this district who can cure certain diseases. Mrs. Rochford, Camross, has a wash for curing cuts and bruises and cuts on animals legs. The recipe was given to her by her grand aunt.
Mrs. Walsh of Raheen cures wildfire.
Mr. Paul Roche of Barmony cures scurvey.
There is a big slab of rockor stone in the shape of a bed in Brown's Castle, called St. Munn's
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 01:34
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built there long ago called "The Whitehouse."
Bucaills three corners is the name of a three corner field which belonged to a man named Jim Bucaill.
Stephen's Green is a large green field belong to Stephen Martin.
The gleann is a valley and the
Long Garden is a field which was a vegetable garden long ago.
The old walls is a field with the ruins of an old house in it.
There are also some fields which cannot be translated properly such as Bullan Loch, Finneog, The Cresce, Banarigh, Knockrow Duras, The Close, Bánaforsta, Bánagéar, The gawdyians, Póladún, Srahells, Bánafusteruen, The Rally, The Deerpark, The Feather-bed and the Inch which contains about 10 acres of land.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 01:22
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At Ballyclomack there is a well called Tubbernagofla.
It is surrounded with large flags and there is an asple tree growing over it. Tubbernalóon is in Cullenstown and some of the Seancuidhe say that it is dedicated to some saint. Tubbermashian is is Newtownbarry, Newbawn, and it is likely to be the well of the fairies because it is very near a rath.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 01:16
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About a century ago there lived a man in Shanoule named Paddy Malaya. He was the strongest man in the neighbourhood, and one day as he was going to his work he found that his horse was lame and could not travel. He had to bring a plough and a roller home from the field. At last he thought of a plan and walking to the field he got the roller on his shoulder and was going around looking for the plough.
One of the swiftest runners in the district long ago was Stephen Donnelly of Cullenstown.
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2019-10-15 01:12
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Chapel. They put it outside the chapel and got a statue of St Barry standing in the boat. This boat is made of pure stone. In Kilbarry there was seven churches. One of the churches was called 'The Mad House". Anyone who was insane used to brought over to this church and tied to bore tree growing in the walls of the church. The would stay there three night and if they slept they would be cured. If they did not sleep they would never be cured.
Long ago a man came to the Bloonagh bog and made a hut and live in it by himself, he never used to associate with anyone. He kept five goats and had a bit of tillage around his hut and he planted potatoes around it.
He went away some place and nobody knew where he went. In years after there were relic such as crosses, rosary beads and statues found around the hut. There was a man of the name of James Kiree who found the cross and the cross is in that man's house still.
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2019-10-15 01:05
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the middle and flat. The boxes of bloonen, Shanleys of Bloonen and the Greens of Cllonary were buried in Kilbarry graveyard. The use to go to the old lane with the corpse to the Shannon to bring them over to Kilbarry graveyard. When they down to the Shannon there were seven boats there to bring the people across to the graveyard. St Barry's boat used to come over and the people would put the corpse into the boat and the boat would go across itself to the Roscommon side and stay there until the corpse would be taken out.
One dry summer some women went down to the Shannon to wash clothes as was the custom then. One of the women washed clothes in the boat. That night the boat moved out from the brink and sank in the shallow water where it could be seen for some time until Father White and others tried to lift it one Summer. He got a lumber boat and went in the Shannon and lifted the boat into the lumber boat and brought it up to the Farmon bridge, and brought it down to White Hall
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2019-10-15 00:55
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How berries came on holly. When Our Lord was born and when the angel came to the shepherds, they went to see him. But there was a little boy and he wanted to go and offer Our Lord a lamb but he could not keep up with the big men. He had to go through holly and thorns. He was all cut and bleeding and when the blood fell on the holly it turned into berries.
One time an old woman went for holy water to the chapel at Easter. She brought a big bottle for it. She filled it with Holy water before Mass and hid it behind the door until mass was over. During Mass someone changed the big bottle for a small empty one and when the woman went back she saw the small one and she thought that the devil changed it.
One time there was a priest and f anyone went to confession to hm and were not going to tell all their sins, the priest would know and he would tell that he would not hear them if they would not tell him all their sins.
St Barry's boat is about 10' long and wide and 2 ' deep with a hollow in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 00:40
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The commonest food in olden times and up to about 40 yrs. ago was oaten meal porridge and new milk or buttermilk. This was usually the food for breakfast. Potatoes were used largely at other meals. Meat was not eaten every day. Bacon was the usual kind. Tea was first used in the district about 90 yrs. ago.
People often worked for a few hours in the morning without taking any food.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 00:37
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ann act é lán le coiníní agus nuair a connaic na daoine na choiníní do bí fearg ortha agus dubhairt an fear breith ortha agus ní raib ag na ballaí act dul a bhaile agus a mhéara ina mbhéala acha.
Is é mo áthair a dinnis an sgéal sin dom agus tá sé ina comnuidhe i Meggah
Carn
Co Clár
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 00:34
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Do bí fear ann fadó agus do bí sé ina comhnuidhe inaiche le Baile Michal agus láamhain do cuaid sé go dtí Giort. Sá meadon lae tháinig ochras air and an fear a bí
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 00:32
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Cad do cuir isteach barr aille cun é do deanam eadtromh
É líonadh le pollaib
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2019-10-15 00:29
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Do bí fear ann fadó agus do bí sé ina chomnuidhe i Nuag cró, agus ní raib sé ag díol an chíosa agus lá do tainig cupla balaí agus díarr siad ar an fear gac ainmhidhe a raib aige do tabhairt díob agus dubairt an fear go dtabh arfadh agus do tóg an fear na daoine go dtí an pháirc agus nuair a taining siad go dtí an pairch ní raib aon beitidig [?]
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 00:24
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Páirc Gairid Mar tá sé níos giorra mí aon páirc eile
Páirc an tobair Mar tá tobar ins an páirc
AN Bán Mar bíonn na daoine ag cruadh na ba ann.
An Páirc beag Mar tá sé níos bige ná aon páirc eile.
Páirc na gcaorach Mar ta na caoirigh ann i gcomnuidhe.
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2019-10-15 00:22
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Bí sagart ins an áit seo, san uair sin ní raibh aon teampuill aca. Léigheann sé an t-arfeann í sliabh na glosce agus í bpoll flaithearta.
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2019-10-15 00:19
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Gleann Sally mar bí sally ag fás ann
Moher na coille Mar bí coill ann
Moher Árd Mar bí sé os cionn
Garradh Sheile gac Moher eile. Mar bí bean ann uair dar a b'ainm seile
An Gleann Mar tá uisge ann i gcomnuidhe.
Gort coirce Mar fásann an coirce go maith ann
An Leith crag Mar níl act leith crag ann
An Páirc Mór Mar tá sé ana mór.
An Páirc carraigriacha mar ta alán carraig ann.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 00:14
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There are rivers and lakes and streams in Bohey.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 00:13
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We put the tongs in a hollow on the floor and make it stand and we say "iff someone gets up the tongs will fall very likely some one gets up then we say two fools are standing.
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2019-10-15 00:11
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Scout Guns.
Get Scout, they are very plentiful in the fields. Cut at one of the joints. Pierce the end with knitting needle. Get a stick and roll a rag round it to make fit the other end of scout. Stick into water, and pull up stick and the scout will be full of water, Lift up, and plunge down stick, and water will fly out. The stick is the ram-rod.
Marbles
Marbles were made out of clay. Red clay is best. A little piece of clay is rolled between the hands, and mixed with water if the clay is hard. When it is perfectly round, it is baked in the fire to harden, or sometimes rolled in hay and put in a dry place.
Whistles
Whistles are made out of chestnuts. A small hole is made in chestnut, and all picked out of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-15 00:05
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John is drowned
V
Little his poor old mother knew being on the Sabbath day
Going down for water that John had lost his way
Little she knew as she the water drew that death was standing by
Her darling son both fair and young in the bottom he did lie.
VI
God be with you John she said and I'll be with you soon
May the Lord have mercy on your soul
In the coves of Lough-na-hoo.
When his poor old father the dreadful sight did see,
He wrung his hands and tore his hair,
Consoled he coud not be darling John from us you are gone,
Great God what shall we do,
I fear your mother will go distracted on the coves of Lough-na-hoo.
VII
God alone he only knows your cause for to lament
Twenty years of your precious life with us you freely spent,
God comfort your old parents that was always
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:59
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I
You tender hearted people, all with me contend
And mourn for lamentation which I have for to pen
It is all about a young man John Cullen is his name
Who lost his life on Saturday night in Lough-na-hoo drain.
II
On the seventh day of January in the year of 88
Coming home from Dromaahair he met his airful fate
He wandered off the leading path the place he so well knew
When Cullen took his last cold death in covers of Lough-na-hoo.
III
The Father telegraphed to Tom to search all Sligo round
And every hole and corner to see of he is found
And if you do not find him there or if he is not with you
I fear he is drowned in the coves of Lough-na-hoo
IV
When Tom he got the telegram his heart it grieved so sore
He searched the town of Sligo he searched it oe'r and oe'r
Until he got the second one just as the post went round
Saying to prepare for Dromahair I fear your brother
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:53
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in your view
We carried Cullens last cold death from the coves of Lough-na-hoo.
VIII
On the 11th day of that same month
I will mind it evermore
We carried him on our shoulders and we laid him gently down
Beneath the sod where people trod below in Feuarstown
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:51
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a stocking and fill them with saw dust and sew them to the body. Then make clothes to fit it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:50
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Get about twenty four rushes, and bend down the top of the rushes, and tie them with a string. Then get a long rush, and roll it down the whip then get another rush, and do the same. When you have all rolled, tie a piece of string on it for a lash.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:49
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To make this you get four fairly strong sticks generally of hazel or willow. You make a square
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:48
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Bow and Arrow
A sally rod is bent, tied with a twine. This is the bow (drawing of a bow) The arrow is made of another stick. Just a straight piece of stick which is at x (in drawing) and the twine pulled, the arrow flies.
Spiny Jenny
Tops were made out of thread spools
One end is cut off and the spool sharpened to a point. A little stick is stujk through the hole and it is pointed too. This is spun round with the finger and thumb.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:45
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Get a piece of round cloth, and stuff it with saw dust or straw in the shape of a head. Sew a cloth in the shape of a body. Then print eyes ears nose and mouth with ink on the head. Cut two cloths out in the shape of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:41
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:38
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When people go into a church that they were never in before they always make a wish. If an animal does on a farm it is said that the people to whom the animal belongs will have two years bad
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:36
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One night about fifthy years ago my grandfather and a man named Patrick Shanley were coming home from Mohill. They had to pass through Rynn and when they were mid-way through Rynn, Mr Shanley man fell in a faint on the road. My grandfather did his best to bring him too but he was not able. However he got him in on the back of the ditch and got him up on his back. He used to have to leave him down very often on the back of a ditch to rest himself. He found that very hard work as Shanley was a very tall man. He had to carry him about a mile but after that with a little help he was able to walk. When he got able to walk and speak he told grandfather that a man without a head rushed in between the two of them and knocked him down and grandfather said he saw no man. It was supposed afterwards
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:33
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The last landlord of this district was Lord Leitrim. This Lord Leitrim was a very bad and wicked man. He lived about thirty five years in Co. Leitrim. If there were any catholics living in big farms he would evict them and put in protestants in their places. Then all the catholics had only very small poor farms. He was a lame man and whenever he was going anyplace he had a stick. He generally went on horseback or in his carriage. The trot of his horse could be heard for several miles away. The people would be in a terrible way when they would hear him coming so they would not know what they were going to hear from him. Perhaps he was going to evict them and give their land to some protestants. Any people he did not like he would put them out of their homes with very short notice. This man had spicial rules and by these rules the people were not allowed even to cut a bush in their own lands. If he caught them cutting a bush he would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:30
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Long ago Lord Leitrim ruled the district of Ballygeeher. He was a very cruel man and all his tenants hated him. They had to pay him a very high rent and those who were not able to pay it were evicted. He made his servants beat anyone who disobeyed his orders.
There was a man living in Ballygeeher named James Diffley who was a great friend of Lord Leitrims. This old man used to go with the fairies. (One day Lord Leitrim). One day Lord Leitrim had a fight with James and he went to hit James with his stick. James took out a migic ring from his pocket, and hit Lord Leitrim with it. The Lord fell on the ground and could not get up till James told him. Then he ran at James and hit him with his stick, but James hit him again and changed him into a white horse. He got up on him and rode him down to Cashill where he lived.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:28
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One time there was a fine crop of potatoes growing near a fort in my townsland, Liscloonadea. Six men started to dig them one day. At dinner time they went over to a ditch to eat their dinner. While they were eating it, six women came out of the fort wearing cloaks and hoods. They went to the potatoes and picked them into their aprons. When they had their aprons full they went back into the fort again. The men were frightened and when they had their dinner eaten they went back to dig more. But when they got there they found there was not a single
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:27
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Long ago there lived an old man in Clooncarne. About sixty years ago he was getting a house built and the wall that his men would build during the day it would be thrown down at night so after it was thrown down the third night he stayed up the fourth night to see what was doing it. So at one o'clock about sixty small men came riding small white horses. There was one very small man in front so small that he would have to stand up on a stool to look into a cup. When he came up he said: "Good night" to the man "You have our pass blocked" "Who are you?" says the man. "I am the King of the Irish fairies and you are my prisoner. You must come with us. He told one of his men to get a horse for the old man. He said, "We have no horse but we will give him a foal. So they put him on the foal and told him not to speak till he would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:25
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There was once a widow and she had a son. When he was seven years old she sent him out into the garden and asked him to pull a small tree but he failed.
She sent him again when he was fourteen years but he did not succeed. Again she sent him when he was twenty-one and this time he succeeded, and said he would keep it as a walking-stick.
After a few months he said he would go and seek his fortune. The day before he left his mother baked two buns, a big one and a small one and asked him whitch would he take, the small one and her blessing or the big one and her curse. He said he would take the small one and her blessing.
He went away to get work after a month. He kept going until he came to a farmer's house and he asked
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:23
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Long ago there was a fort in Clooncolry where fairies were supposed to be. The people who owned the land where the fort was, started to cut down the trees. The night after that every animal that they had died and the people could not know what happened them. One day an old woman came in to the house and told them not to cut any more trees. She asked for a bit of alms and the woman of the house gave her some small things and said she had no money. The old woman said she had and told her every penny she had. The track of where the trees were cut can be seen up to the present day. It was said there was gold hidden in the fort and that there was a wild duck left minding it. One time a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 23:13
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In Ireland long ago people only had three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper. Sometimes the men had two or three hours work done before breakfast.
Each meal consisted of potatoes, sour milk and salt. Sometimes meal bread was eaten. It was made with water and salt and meal. A cow was killed sometimes. No other kind of meat was eaten. The vegetables that were eaten were cabbage and turnips. People never ate late at night because they said that they could not sleep if they did.
Certain kinds of food was used on special occasions, such as Easter Sunday, Christmas and feastdays. On Easter Sunday people used to eat a lot of eggs. It was very seldom they got eggs. They never drank tea except at Christmas. It happened one Christmas that the people drank tea every day during the twelve days of Christmas and then they kept on drinking tea during the whole year and the people are drinking tea ever since. Wooden mugs were used instead of cups.
duine anaithnid
2019-10-14 22:42
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Mr Crawford has a field called the Point because it goes into a point.
Mr Knight at Annalore has a field called the Decoy, becasue part of it is swampy and long ago people used to set Decoy ducks there to attract other wild ducks to shoot.
Mr Knight also owns fields called Wards bottoms because a man named Ward owned them.
Mr John Noble owns a hill called Mc Ginity's Hill because a man Mc Ginity owned it.
Mrs Agnews farm in Killycoonaghis called the Burrow Farm because it has so many rabbit burrows in it. There is a field called the Gibbet Hill in Rawdeenpark. In olden times people used to hang any murderer on a big wooded stick, and leave them for days to let the count see them. The person who owns it now is Mr Cassell Mac Adoo.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 22:34
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In this locality there were three churches - one at Kilnew, one at Killincooley and the third at Ballyvaldon. There was a priest for each. Now the three priests lived in the one house at Ballinahask where the three areas joined; this field is still called the "Cúinne". When sitting at table each priest sat so as to consume his food in his own parish.
In connection with Kilnew Church: Land was for sale in the parish and certain people subscribed to buy the land with the view of it being divided between them after sail. The sale did not come off and the money was embezzled in some way. One of the party to prove his innocence went up on the altar to swear
The church fell on the instant.
The "holy well" Tobar a "Mudga" (?) was in connection with this church.
Concerning Ballyvaldon Church Miss O'Connor told me it "couldn't be roofed". Mr Belvin (mentioned elsewhere) told me he buried unbaptised children between the church walls and the graveyard bounds. Mr Furlong of Ballyvaldon says there is buried treasure there but that a "life must be lost" to get it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 22:20
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47. Is teann madadh ar a carn aoiligh féin.
48. Dean do chleamhnas ar an carn aoiligh agus do Cairdeas críost abhfad ó báile
49. An té roim neamh agus talamh bhí an chuid is fearr aige féin.
50. Sé a leanbh féin a bhaisteas an sagart ar tús. (Cúala bhí ionnta. Fuair a máthair bás. Bhí an sagart na athoir altroma ag duine aca)
51. Rud nach binn leat ní cluin tú é.
52. Na cur suin ar bith agus muibtín foghmhair no agus gcáilín domhnaigh.
53. Lá indiaidh an mhargaid (nuair tá gach rud thart)
54. Ní dheánfaidh an bhreaghacht an brachan.
55. Is minic a chur do shrón féin comhairle ort (dá ndeantha rud in éadan comhairle daoine agus gan é éirigh leat)
56. Chan meadhachan (nó meathonn?) inodhamhlocht go deó
57. Dá coiscéin deag na (droc uaire) trocaire gab 12 coiscéin ma castar torramh ort
58. Is fearr suidhe ar an scáth na suidhe ar an bhlar fholan (is fearr suidhe ar fasgadh nó amuigh faoi an tsíon)
59. Is ole An Aoine a turadh (má théidheann sé a chur d. hAoine is doiche nach ndeanann se turadh)
60. Ní fanann muir le fear sotail.
61. Dambíodh bliadhan ar fad sa lá bhéinn sásta acht gan bheith ag obair.
62. Tuitin an cearlom an ar oidhche foghmhair (bíonn sé an-chiún go minic-thig linn é cluinstin bualad an talamh)
63. Is ole na trí huaire nach neireochaidh sé leat.
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2019-10-14 22:20
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Athea
The name of the village and parish is derived from Átha-an-tSléibe "The Ford of the Mountain". It seems that the monks from the monastery in Abbeyfeale on their way to the brother one in Temple - Athea crossed the river near the place where the village now is situated, hence the name Átha nó Ford. The mountain refered to in Knock Athea situated about half a mile from the village. Knock - Athea is over one thousand feet above sea level and next to Rooska (also in the parish) is the highest mountain in West Limerick

The Galey River
The main river flowing through the Parish is the Galey River. It is a tributary of the Feale and joins it about two miles west of Listowel. The name is derived from the Irish "Abha na Gaile" or the "River of the Fog". Any Summer evening anyone standing on the surrounding hills can see the path of the river
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 22:18
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29. Ní fhuair an madadh ruadh ariamh teachtaire chomh maith leis féin.
30. Tús rac rabharta agus líon rac rabharta ní tharann rac gan rabharta agus ní tharann rabharta gan rac.
31. Thig dhá rabharta fá rac agus cá dtig rac gan rabharta
32. Ná chuirinn mo bhó un aonaigh agus í a dhíol ar chúig púnta oir agus dhá phunta airgid. Dá uinrighinn an tairgead agus dá nólann an tór goidé sin do’n té sin nach nbaineann sin dó.
33. Is minic a théid an ceart thar an neart.
34. Ag cur tuighe na natha ar an mhuilleann (ag deanamh rud nach bhfuil moran céille leis)
35. Tá measaracht ar gach rud má’s é ithe an bhrachain féin é.
36. Seachan a chionn agus buail a mhuineal
37. Cé nach nglacann comhairle glacadh sé comhradh
38. Is glas is fiú do é.
39. Tiocfaid an tanas ar an earrach.
40. Is cleasach an peata an saoghal ná is beag nach mbaineann sé lionóg as.
41. Tnúith a threabhas (daoine ag coimhalint le ceile, mbun a ngraoithe a cuireas an obair ‘un tosaigh).
42. Nuair atá an cat ar siubhal ta cead rinnce ag na lueógaí.
43. Diug de’n dair a sgoilteas é féin.
44. Ní crothnocharan tuisge go deionuighidh an tobar.
45. Is fairsing dia sa chuniglach (cf. is giorra cabhair de na an doras)
46. Níor fhan soitheach le cóir ariamh nach gheobhadh sé é sa deireadh.
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2019-10-14 22:06
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and ál are used in other parts of Ireland

(?)
This word is also used here in the same sense as Lachtar or Ál in other parts of Ireland.

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This word is used for a piece of stick

Seachran
They say here still "Don't let it go "AR SEACRAN" meaning astray

(?)
This is the word in this locality for a hornless cow and this would be the phonetic rendering of it

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This is a name given in this locality and the district generally to a piece of rainbow which appears usually in N.E:E or S.E:S and close to the ground. It is regarded as a sign of coming bad weather

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The term used in the district when "Caman" was the game. It is equivalent to the term used in English "PUCK"

Poc (?)
They also used the word in the same sense as "Smach"

(?)
They say you are only "PONTARIN" meaning that
You are (-)

(?)
A pullet. This word is still in use here

Slaoduidhe (?)
I have heard this word used by a man Michael Doherty (Tom Roe) of Slieveban died 1932 81 yrs of age. He pronounced it as it is pronounced in Irish although he had no Irish
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:54
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In the Lower Main Street next door to us there was a very severe fire. One man lost his life.
The residence belonged to Mr. P. Mulhern. The fire broke out in the night time. This man was sleeping in the residence when the fire broke out.
He got outside the house safe but he know where the money was kept and he went in side to try to get the money but he got trapped in the fire and was burned. He died shortlyafterwards.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:53
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One morning about two of three winters ago, when the people arose in the morning they got a fright, because the Depot at the bottom of the Port road was burning.
There was about six or eight windows broken, and one man found a stone lying in his shop.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:52
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One night a man had been playing cards in a old barn with other fellows. When it was getting dark this man decided to buy a halfpenny candle and when the candle would burn out they would leave. They kept on playing until it was clearing in the morning, it was eight o clock and the candle had only burnt about half an inch.
They left and the man never played cards out his own house after that.
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2019-10-14 21:50
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Paddy looked up and seen the foreman falling down and he called to Tom to lift the cards quickly because the foreman was coming.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:50
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Once upon a time they were two Irish men building a very large house in America. Once of them was named Paddy and they other Tom. They were up about ten story when the began to play cards. The fore man was up two story above them. They fore man tripped and fell over the edge of the roof.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:48
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An old tramp and his wife and were going along the road and the woman had a small bag of oaten meal on her back when they came to the budge the left it down and she told her husband to watch it. he accidently pushed it into the water and when his wife came back he said mary your porridge is a bit thin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:47
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There was a doctor in town who once attended a patient which was very dirty.
The doctor asked her mother had she anybody drowned belonging to her. Because you are afraid to use the water.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:46
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There was a man and he got married and his wife and he could not agree.
This day his wife left him, and before she left she wrote on a blackboard, "What is home without a wife."
The man came in to the house drunk that night. He looked at the black board and began to read, "What is home without a wife."
He took up the chalk and wrote "Peace pearfect peace."
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2019-10-14 21:44
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There was a house out in the country; and this man went to visit it.
The woman of the house had three pots of water boiling on the fire. The man asked her if she was going to kill pigs, no she said Paddy is going to shave.
The dog, cat and all were put outside. The man waited outside for about five minutes.
He says, the suds and water was running out under the door when Paddy was finished shaving.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:39
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Once upon a time a man named McCormack found an old Danish treasure in a tunnel out at Ballymacool.
They tunnel stretched from Ballymacool to Rockhill. It is under the River Swilly. A whole army of men and horses could go through the tunnel.
They were valuable rugs and furniture found in the tunnel.
They were sold and the money went to Hospital's funds.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:38
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There was a lot of Gold and other valuables hid by the Danes up in Crockanarr.
There is a tunnel stretching from Ballymacool to Rockhill. It is under the River Swilly. A whole army men and horses could go through the tunnel. It belonged to the Danes. They used to stable their horses in them.
They had also another tunnel stretching from Scribley to Crockanarr.
There is a small field out in Grievesmith called the tavery and it is said that their is a crock of gold hid there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:35
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From the thorn to Knocknabrim their is supposed to be a track on the road and at the end of the track their is a large stone. Their was supposed to be a horse killed and the skin taken off and the Treasure put into it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 21:34
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Recently a one legged man named Donaghan of the old town was fishing in a river near his home, he slipped and fell into the water. On hearing cries for help a youth called Jim Moriarty who was bathing came quickly to the scene and suceeded in bringing the drowning man to land.
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2019-10-14 21:32
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woman.
The French giant got frightened.
"Oh!" said he "if that is the baby what is his father like?"
The giant began to run and he never stopped until he got to his own country.
The Uisneach giant was delighted that his plan worked so well, but he never boasted anymore.
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2019-10-14 21:30
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The Uisneach Giant.
Once there lived a giant on the hill of Uisneach. He thought he was bigger and stronger and better than any giant in the world, but there was a giant in France who was three times bigger and stronger and better than he was,
The French giant heard about and he sent him word that he was coming over to fight him. This frightened te Uisneach giant. He thought of a great plan.
The day he was expected to come and fight him he got into the cradle and told his wife to tell the giant that he was no at home.
The French giant landed at the house and asked where was the giant.
The woman of the house said he was not at home.
The giant pushed his way into the house and when he saw the cradle he asked "Who is that in the cradle?
"That is the baby" said the
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2019-10-14 20:38
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six white horses that pulled it were headless. The man died soon afterwards. The strange thing came out from Castletown graveyard and went round by Compr (?) Street and then disappeared.
When it was coming up the road it would stop at Felix McArdle's and go on again. It did this until the woman who lived in that house went away. It is said that the mysterious coachman was the ghost of one of her sons that died. When she went away the coach went away also and was never seen again.
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2019-10-14 20:31
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buried there. He told him to bury it in Sea Town. The footman replied that there were Catholics buried there as well. 'Well' said Wolf 'bury it in h-l'.
The Headless Coachman. Stories of strange happenings which took place on the Castletown Road were told many years ago by an old woman. Here is one of them:
'I lived in a small house around by Comfr (?) Street and I remember this strange happening. It was first seen by a man who was coming home from a dance late one night. He told me that it was a coach, whose driver and the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 20:19
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Wolf Mc Neill. This man was a bad and vicious character. He took great delight in prosecuting Catholics and finding offences against them.
The story tells how he treated unfortunate culprits. They were tied to a cart, and whipped from the pillory to the prison. The pillory where the culprits were tortured was situated near the present jail and the prison was near Bridge Street.
Mc Neill had a footman whose child had just died, this footman wanted to curry favour with Mc Neill, so he asked him where he would bury it. Mc Neill told him to bury it in Faughart but the footman said that there were Catholics
duine anaithnid
2019-10-14 18:43
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A Funny Story
Long ago it is said that there were very strong women going about the country called hags. One of these women it is said took the summit of a mountain in the Tralee range of mountains and was carrying it in her apron towards the Mac Gillicuddy's Reeks. It fell from her apron near the river Laune in Lower Meanus and it remains there to day with crops (furze) growing on it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 18:19
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This industry was carried on in Hume's Lane by a person named Mc Carthy. He collected the necessary twigs in the "Twig Yard". Owing to the great amount and suitability of the twigs on the Killarney or Mallow road it got the name of the 'Twig Yard'. In fact twigs like these are still to be had near this road.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 18:17
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The custom of buying the Hallow E'en brack is still in vogue in Ireland
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 17:04
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they used to live in it. The fairies were supposed to live in it. One day a man was graffing the fort. A man wearing a black cloak came to him and told him to stop graffing and he did. He went home then and he was buried that day week.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 16:59
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There is a fairy fort in Shronagree. The name of it is fort. It is circular in shape. There is an entrance hole in the middle of it and there is a fence of earth around it. You could see Derrycarhoon from it. The Danes were supposed to have built it and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 16:53
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There is a fort in Bawnashanaclougha It is called Fortview. There is a fence of earth around it. There is no entrance hole in it. Once a man bought a cow and put her in the field of the fort. He told his wife to see to her and she did so. When the man came to the field the cow was standing in the middle of the field and looking at the fort. She then ran to the fort and remained there for about a quarter of an hour and could not be made leave it. She left the fort and ran to the gap. They drove her in the house and went to milk her but found she had no milk.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 16:45
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He then kneels at the entrance and says six Hail Marys and the Apostles' Creed. Fifteen small stones are then gathered. He then walks slowly round the walls keeping the well on his right saying while going round One Hail Mary one Our Father and one Glory be the Father. He drops one stone when he comes to the entrance. This is continued till the fifteen stones are dropped. The prayers, of course are repeated on each round. He then goes inside and kneeling before the cross says six Our Fathers, six Hail Marys + six Glory be to the Fathers and one Creed. He then kisses the five wounds and leaves some offering on the Cross or on the wall beside it. The offering may be a halfpenny or button. A drink is then taken from the well. The pilgrim usually lies? a piece of string or cloth on the old hawthorn bush. The feet are then washed in the stream from the well.
The older people hold that in order to get the full benefit from the station one should do a short station on each of the seven mornings immediately preceding the 21st of June. This station also had to be done bare footed. The prayers to be said kneeling at entrance are
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 16:41
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His mother spoke Irish and also his father.
The context in which he used it gave the same meaning as it usually has -
a lazy indolent listless person
I myself have heard it applied to a dog,
Slaoduidhe Madaidh (in Parish of Kilcar)
(J Byrne)

"It is on me" This is used locally to mean some obligation on a person as e.g. paying "offerings" at the funeral of some person whose family have paid offerings with you, from the Irish "Tá sé orm"

"Don't be putting hard on him" meaning " Do not be too severe on him with the tongue"
It comes from the Irish "Na bí ag cur ro cruaid air" sometimes Na bí ag cur ro throm air

"Three pounds and odds" or "any sum and odds"
This means Three pounds and some number of shillings or some sum of money over three pounds.
This comes from the Irish Trí phúnta agus corradh

"Lask"
This is how I have heard this word pronounced and it is used in this way. Isn't he "Lask" said of a person who shows no sympathy or tenderness when confronted with a sad situation as e.g. a death etc
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 16:33
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Cure for Sore eyes: - Pay rounds to a holy well. There is a holy well in Kilcrohane called Tobar na Súl. It is used for curing sore eyes. The juice of the elder flowers is used to cure
When a child has thrush in its mouth honey and butter is rubbed to cure it.
To cure gravel pain: - boil garlic and drink the juice.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 16:26
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I am of opinion that it is the Irish word Seasc which means dry or barren one so dry and sapless that he or she would be incapable of yielding any of the milk of human kindness

Mion-Suicar
They wanted him to Mion-Suicar himself meaning they wanted him to swear a lie. I cannot fathom this Mion. It can hardly have anything to do with Mion which is used as a prefix in Irish meaning small. It may have something to do with Mionnuighim I swear - perhaps part of the word placed incorrectly before the English - swear.

"Kind Father for him"
This is used locally and means that one has inherited his father's traits or characteristics. It would lie equal to the Irish sean fhocal "Briseann an duthchas fríd súile an cháit" or the English sean-fhocal "The Leopard cannot change his spots"

"Qwye"
used all over Inishowen for heifer. They say a "qwye" calf meaning a heifer calf. This is my own spelling going as near
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 16:20
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Only a few children of the parish are called Ronan. No grown up people are known to bear that name.
St. Ronan's Day falls on the 21st of June and is observed as a parish holiday. The majority of the parishioners attend mass on that day and many of them receive Holy Communion. No unnecessary servile work is done on that day. It is believed to be extremely unlucky to do any work that is not absolutely necessary and any one who does will meet with some misfortune on no distant date.
About ten years ago James Kelly principal of Castlesampson N.S. found it necessary to open school on the 21st of June. When proceeding to the school on his bicycle the fork broke and he was thrown heavily. His leg was broken and shoulder severely injured. This accident occurred at Arto? Luain just on the boundary of Taughmaconnell and Drum.
The people believe that it was a punishment for attempting to work on the saint's day.
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-10-14 16:00
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for being curious as they did not want anyone to know that they went that road that night. One of the mentook up a stone and flung it at the man that came out of the house looking at them. The stone hit him and he fell flat on the ground "God Help us"
They went to lift him up but found to their great grief that his leg was broken and they were all very sorry for what had happened and the captain called his men together and said "Boys this is a bad omen and in God's Holy Name we will go no further and let us all return to our own homes."
It was well they did for one of their men named Corridan [?] turned informer and told this officer of the attack that was to be made on his house and he had two regiments of soldiers fully armed ready to attack them.
Had the poor white boys continued their journey hardly any of them would reach their own homes alive.
Eileen O'Sullivan, Kilgulbin [?], Ardfert [?]
I got this story from Mrs Slattery Gurthdure [?], Ardfert who is now about 73 years of age. She heard it when she was a young girl from her grandmother.
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-10-14 15:50
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Story of the Whiteboys
In the time of the "white boys" a man named Collis lived in the district. He was an officer in the English Army and he had a find house situated in the Fortwilliam (part of this house is still standing and is now occupied by John Dowd). He had an orchard and plenty of good land still he was never done tormenting the poor Irish.
He became so very cruel that the white-boys made up their minds to put a stop to his bad deeds. The captain of the Whiteboys sent word to his men of the different districts to meet at Kilflynn on a certain night.
Ma bron' [?] his men came from the Lixnaw, Listowel, over the hill from Bally-Mc-Elligott, Kilflynn, and they marched down along towards Shannow bridge.
This was the dead of the night and all the people of the houses near the road were in bed and fast asleep.
But it seemed the tramping of the marching men awakened one man just as they were passing his house. he opened the door and came out and on the road partly dressed to see what was happening.
One of the marching men felt angry with him
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 15:46
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1. Ní ceart do daoine dul go tóramh go déanach 'san oidhche in a aonar.
2. Ní ceart dul thar tigh tóramh gan dul isteach.
3. Ní ceart uimhir cothrom de coinnle do bheith as lasadh ag tóramh.
4. Deirtear gur ceart stad do chur leis an cloch nuair a bhíonn tóramh i dtig.
5. [?] Ní ceart don tsocraid an cómhgar do gabháil.
6. Ní ceart d'aon cáirde don duine marbh bheith ag déanamh a h-uaighe.
7. Ní théigeann an t-athair ná an máthair go dtí socraid an céad leinbh a geibheann bás.
8. Ní ceart don athair baistí ná don máthair baistí an leanbh do pósad.
9. Ní ceart dóibh bheith na dtuismeathóirí baisti do leanbh eile go ceann bliadhna
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-10-14 15:40
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the stream but the hand clung to the man. He proudly galloped his horse for home and congratulating himself on the deed he had done.
On reaching home he related his story to the guests but they fearing the strength of the "Long Black Hand" wished to see the horse. On moving towards the stable and on viewing the once gallant steed they noticed it had changed to a pining animal. In the following morning he was astonished to see lying still the joy of his life his gallant steed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 15:39
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The people visit Holy Wells and say prayers or pay rounds to cure sores. They wash the sore with the water
To cure whooping cough: - cut a white turnip into slices, put sugar between the slices and drink the juice extracted in this way.
Stretch the child under and over the donkey's back nine times
Drink the water which flows between two townlands. Drink donkey's milk.
To cure corns: - wash in water mixed with washing soda, wash in bluestone
To cure whooping - cough: - eat or drink the food left behind by a ferret.
To cure thrush: - the father would breathe into the child's mouth three times.
To cure measles: - drink donkey's milk.
To cure boils: - rub with the fasting spit or with cream. Apply a linseed meal poultice
A tongue would draw out a blackthorn.
A cure for thrush: - Boil the berries of ivy and rub the juice to it.
If a man licked a lizzard he could cure a burn by licking it
If a person hurt the bone of his leg he could cure it by standing in a stream and letting the water fall off a rock down on the sore part.
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-10-14 15:39
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crush. Dashing madly from the the supper room with sword in hand and accompanied by his gallant black steed he proceeded towards Clin's [?] church.
On reaching the doorstep he called aloud to the spirit to appear. To his first call was made no reply to the second happened the same but on calling the third time she proudly answered in Gaelic tongue, "I'll be with you time enough." On hearing her shrill voice he turned his steed for home, but while crossing the river on his way home, she crossed his path and grasped the horses mane, rising this sword and letting it fall with body strength he severed the hand from the body. The body fell by
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 15:37
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1. Ní ceart do aoinne bainne do thabhairt go dtí aon tigh Lá Bealtaine.
2. Gan casán do dhul treasna san oidhche agus má deintear é sin cifeadh siad rud mi nádúrtha
3. Ní ceart cómhghar do thógaint san oidhche agus má deantar é sin go raghadh siad amuigh[?]
4. Gan a cuid gruaige do gearradh Dé Luain
5. Gan dul isteach i dtigh nua gan rud nua do bhreith isteach leat
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 15:29
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Túirín : Tureen
Tuirín Cathail : Tureencahill
Tuirín na Molt : Tureenamult
Túirín gleann...? : Tureenglanahee
Tur an Eoghanach : Turnownagh
Turiín cliosach : Tureenclissagh
... : Newquarter
Lisín : Lisheen
Liss na gcraobh : Lisnagrave.
Gleann griscín : Gloungriskin
Gulán : Gullane
Cúm : Coom
Beann úrd : Bounard
Beáin úrd : Banard
Cno ... : Stagmount
Gort na Bróiseas : Gortnaproces
Gort na gCloch : Gortnaglogh
Gort Dearg : Gortdearg
Gort na gCeann : Gortnangeann
Gort na Thán buidhe? : Gortnahanboy.
Meall a' Gabha : Moulagow
Dream : Droum
[?] : Corran
Dú charraig : Duharrig
Beithíneach : Beheenagh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 14:52
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Young chickens are subject to a disease known as 'the pip'. The chickens pick up a worm especially in wet weather. The worm lodges in wind-pipe and will eat it away.The chickens when put under an inverted box on floor are given a liberal supply of hot lime powder by throwing under box. The fumes of the lime will cause the chicken to cough or spit up the worm.
The disease can be prevented by cutting finely the tansy-leaf and giving it in their ordinary food. The 'pip' is the most prevalent & fatal disease of young chickens & turkeys also.
Mrs Jerh Browne, Meelin supplied this cure.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 14:43
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Horse. A horse suffering from gripe is relieved by giving soot mixed with lukewarm water.
Mangolds are good to help a horse get rid of worms. The mangolds are usually given in their ordinary state without cutting or slicing morning and night. The horse 'scoops' them though young horses often refuse to eat them in this way.
duine anaithnid
2019-10-14 14:41
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44
of them were only the neighbours around.Soon they got to know the bravery of this woman and they were afraid to come any more,although she had a good many cows.
At he same time there were no clocks to tell them the time to go where. On moonlight nights she used not know but it used be near daybreak when it used be only twelve o'clock.She used set out for Gort walking ,with a cleeve of eggs on her back.A white used walk alongside her,driving a large flock of cattle before her for about two miles below Derrawee and suddenly disappear again.
duine anaithnid
2019-10-14 14:34
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43
Ancient Stories 22 3:38
About a century ago the people in general used kill all the male calves after being born and eat them.A quarter of veal was considered a fine dinner.There were some kind of robbers in the country who used go into the cabin where the cows used be and take away the fattest looking one to some lonesome hollow in the mountain and kill it and divide the meat amongst each other.
My great grandmother used stay up at night time and when she used hear the door of the cowhouse opening she used be pretending to be telling her husband to hurry on with the gun and the robbers used run as they no want to be known.Some
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 14:32
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Ó, a Mhuire ‘gus a rí, nach mairg oraibh bíos,
I dtoiseach a t-saoghail le pléisiúr,
nó i ngiorracht gur a bíos an tinneas a do chlaoidh
‘gus a’ tarraingt ar na críocha deireannach’
Níl sé ar an domhan níd ar bith níos mó
Ná an péacadh is mó dá ndéantar
Ná’n mhaighdean dheas óg, a mhealladh le do phóig
‘gus a fhágáil faoi bhrón ‘n-a dhiaidh sin.
Dá mbéidhinn-se thall sa Spáinn, mo luighe ar leabaidh bháis
Agus cluinim-se do ghlór i nÉirinn,
Go n-éirochainn go sáimh, leis an bhradán ar an tsnámh
I nduibheagán i lár na hÉirne,
Focal ar bith mná ní chreidfidh mé go bráthach
Go bhfághaidh mise scríobhtha i mBéarla é,
Nó gur chaith mé naoi lá, ag cleasaidheacht leis an bhás,
Nó gur bhain mé duit spás ar éigin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 14:29
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mixed with salt to them.
To cure a whitlow: - poultice with white bread or with soap and sugar.
To cure a pain in the stomach: - poultice it with linseed meal.
Sore Eyes: - rub with cold tea, boil camomile and rub the juice to them.
To cure a toothache: - rub salt mixed with pepper to it, rub with jeyes' fluid, or tobacco, or garlick. Put a frog in the mouth.
To cure burns: - Hold the burn in front of the fire for a few minutes. Rub with hot melted butter, or hot burned cream, or hot water, olive oil or train oil or stale honey.
To prevent a burn from blistering: - cover with flour.
To cure an ear - ache: - put tea into a jug, pour boiling water on it, put your ear over the jug and cover your head with a cloth; remain that way until the heat has gone.
To cure a sore throat: - make the Sign of the Cross on it with the fasting spit. Rub with goose - grease
To cure ringworm: - rub fresh butter mixed with turpentine to it, rub with Iodine.
To heal cuts: - put ribleaf on them or apply chewed ribleaf mixed with cream to them
To cure sores: - boil the bark of the oak, honey and alum together and rub the juice to the sore.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 14:27
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11. Níor blas biadh ariamh nar bhlas (an) bás (ní bhlasfaidh an biadh nach inblasfaidh an bás)
12. Níl caill scéal maith a innse ath-uair.
13. Bíodh eagla ort agus ní baoghal duit.
14. Bíonn cosa cruadha ar capaill a gheibhtear ar iasacht (baincear an oiread as is feidir as an iasacht).
15. An rud nach gcluineann an chluas ní dheanamh sé dadaidh ar an chroidhe.
16. No Thrí truaighe naoi nuair do chiall (17) (No trI truaighe naoi nuair Toraigh Uaigh agus Árainn. Nuair a thiocadh an cogadh is iad is luaithe a basgfaidhe)
18. An treas lá de ghaoith adtuaidh bealach mór isteach go hUaigh (Uaigh, oilean mara. Bhéadh pásaid isteach ann agus gcionn na dtrí lá agus an ghaoth adtuaidh)
19. Ní bhíonn donán dortach (ní bhíonn moran aige le tabhart uaidh)
20. Tiocfaidh an lá gan an sméar
21. Goile mór agus beagan lóin
22. Ní fín scéal gan ughdar.
23. Níor bhris focal maith beal duine ariamh.
24. Ní thuigeann an sáthach an seang agus ná thuigeann féin ní in am.
25. Beal druidte agus cionn críonna
26. Níor mhaith liom a ghaoth a theacht ‘no chomhair (níor mhaith liom baint ar bith bheith agam leis)
27. Ceann confas ar maidin earraigh agus lá maith ó sin suas.
28. “Nuair a thiocfas an samhradh deanfaidh mé teach. Nuair a tainic an samhradh goidé an mhaith damh agus mo theangaidh amuigh le teas” (An Madad Ruadh)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 14:26
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1. Ní tharann cruadas go dtaraidh an tearrach agus go rabh dhá ubh ag an fheannóig.
2. Níl dochar bréag a chur ar duine acht tá an fhírinne mhór searbh (ná cuirtear bréag ar duine tig leis é féin a ghlanadh as acht má bhíonn sé cionntach ca dtig)
3. Sioc na sludán lan (ní bhíonn sé buan má gríd sé sioc agus na puill lán uisce).
4. Dhá thrian imearsgála ar fhear fhuagartha (an té is bun nó a chuireas amach scéal tig an ceann trom ar féin)
5 Ní shiubhlann Dia le mío-rúin na ndaoine (ní thabhrann sé áird ar droch-ghuidhe)
6 Na bain de geis agus ní bhainfidh geis duit (deir daoine nach bhfuil a leithid seo nó a leithid sin sona-sin geis)
7 Chuirfeadh súil an groch-duine an mart na scine agus an corp na cille (e.s. rud tnuthach éise-níl súil an droch dhuine maith ma guidh se droch amharc ortha)
8 Is lom conairt indiaidh a sárú (bíonn ocras ar coin indiaidh a bheith ag seilg i rith lae)
9 Bíonn cathamh ar an iasacht (is minic a éirigheann taisme den rud a gheibhtear ar iasacht)
10 *Cé gur (ard) áluinn an crann caorthann bíonn sé searb ar a bharr (ní théidheann doigheamhlacht go minic le tréithre meáin)
*fásann sméara ar an chrann is ísle bláth.
duine anaithnid
2019-10-14 14:25
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10
May Eve 3;5;38
On May Eve people are afraid anyone would steal their butter or potatoes.To prevent this they stick a quickbeam tree every tilled field ,and shake holy water near it. Some people stay up all night looking about the outhouses .
More stick four horse nails in the cowhouse door ,and if one fell during the night they would have bad luck for that year,and if two fell some of the cattle would die people stop working early for
duine anaithnid
2019-10-14 14:21
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Is agamsa atá an máighistreas, is measa tá le fághail
Cé gur soinneanta clár a héadain
Chuirfeadh sí mo cháil i bhfad ‘gus i ngiorr
Agus b’fhurust ár gcás a réidhtiughadh
Madadh ruadh bheith súgach, leis an chaoirigh dhuibh
ar fághail,
Ní cluinfear mé go bráthach ag éileamh
Ar m’fhocal duit, a Sheaghain, go bhfuil an ealadhan
anns na mná
Agus codluigh go sáimh ‘a ndioghbhail
Máire Ní Grianna
Rann na Feirsde
Ó Sheosamh Mac Grianna (29 bliadhain)
Rann na Feirsde
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 13:47
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The Old Graveyards
Written by Kathleen Hill, Milltonw, 30th November, 1938
There are four churchyards in this parish. There is one at the Catholic church in Moylough, another old graveyard around the old castle which is situated in the town's land of Milltown, although it is known as the castle of Moylough. Few people are buried there now, so the graves are becoming very neglected. I have never been in the Loughcrew Protestant graveyard, but I have heard it is kept lovely and there are some beautiful tombstones in it. Then there is the old church yard of Loughcrew with its famous old church where Blessed Oliver Plunkett served Mass.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 13:44
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You can't make a silk purse out of a sown's lug.
The priest always christens his own child first.
Strike the iron while it is hot.
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
God helps those who help themselves.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
Never throw out the dirty water till the clean water is brought in.
As you sow so shall you reap.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep,
And you shall have corn to sell and keep.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Many hands make light work.
No road is long with good company.
Love me love my dog.
Blood is thicker than water.
What's bred in the bone is hard to be got out of the flesh.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Catch the ball at the hop.
We never miss the water till the well runs dry.
However far the fox runs, he is caught at last.
The more hurry, the less speed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-14 13:39
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It is a long lane that has no turning.
Early to bed, and early to rise,
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
The sleeping fox catches no poultry.
The early bird catches the worm.
Industry brings its own reward.
The used key is always bright.
A watched pot is slow to boil.
Make the hay while the sun shines.
Clean and whole make poor clothes shine.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
The nearer the church, the farther from God.
Idleness is the key of beggary.
It is never too late to mend.
Better late than never.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
A rolling stone gathers no moss
Birds of a feather flock together.
It's hard to knock a hare out of the bush when she's not in it.
Look before you leap.
Think twice before you speak once.
It's an ill wind that blows no one any good.
A straw best shows, how the wind blows.
It is hard to put an old head on young shoulders.
There's many a slip between the cup and the lip.
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59. Ní fhaghann minic ónóir.
60 Ní thagann caonach ar cloich reathga.
61. Luigh leis an uan agus eirigh leis an éan.
62. Is glas iad na cnuioc i bhfad uainn.
63. Is mac duit do mhac go bpostar, ach is inghean duit t-inghean go dteíghidh siós sa gcré.
64. Bíodh teine agat fein nó déan do ghoradh leis an ngréin.
65. Níl Sathairn sa mbliadhain nac spálpann an ghrian.
66. Truchall follamh a nGios an torann is mó.
67. Dá fhaid an lá tagann an oidhche.
68. Tús maith leath na hoibre.
69. Gníonn sparán trom croidhe éadtrom.
70 Is fearr coigilt ar dtús na ar deireadh.
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A straight tree may have crooked roots.
A slow fire makes sweet malt.
As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks.
Be old when young that you may be young when old.
Clouds afar look blank or gay;
Closely seen, they are all grey.
If you won't take pains, pains will take you.
High winds blow on high hills.
Mettle is dangerous in a blind horse.
Thy secret is thy servant till thou reveal it, and then thou art its servant.
The tree roots more fast that has stood a tough blast.
If all things could be done twice, everything would be done well.
If you can't turn the wind, you must turn the mill sails.
A selfish man is the basest of slaves.
People who know least often talk most.
Better wear out than rust out.
Liars need good memories.
If each man swept before his own door, we would have a clean street.
It is folly to work at the pump, and leave the leak open
It is better to sing grief than cry it.
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When your neighbour's house is on fire, take care of your own.
The wheel that is weak, is apt to creak.
No pains, no gains.
Leave your jest, when it's at the best.
Half a leap is a fall into the ditch.
Misgive, that you may not mistake.
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
Little dogs start the hare, but great ones catch it.
Kindle the dry sticks, and the green ones will catch
I will not willingly offend,
Nor be soon offended;
What's amiss I'll strive to mend,
And bear what can't be mended.
He whom nothing will satisfy, let him have nothing.
He that buys a house ready-wrought,
hath many a pin and nail for nought.
Hard upon hard makes a bad stone wall,
But soft upon soft makes nothing at all.
He who thinks only of serving himself is the slave of a slave.
He sups ill who eats all at dinner.
Good words are good but good deeds are better.
He buys honey dear, who licks it from thorns.
He who give way to anger, punishes himself for the fault of another.
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26. Má chanann an chuach ar crann gan duilleabhar
Díol do bó is ceannuig arbhar.
27. Ní bhíonn an sioc nó an sneachta buan ar aoileach an maigíg.
28. To see the moon during the day is a sign of fine weather.
29 If the wind is from the southwest (across from Loch Cuthra) it is a sign of rain.
30 It is unlucky tos ee first new moon of year through glass.
31. If new moon is turned up it is a sign of bad weather. The old people say you could hang a can on it - very bad sign of weather.
32. New moon on Sturdy is a sign of bad weather.
33. When hills that are far away seem near and blue, they say it is a sign of rain.
34. If Friday is wet, Sunday
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There is no shame in refusing him that has no shame in asking.
Smooth water runs deep, and the dirt lies at the bottom.
The best throw with the dice is to throw them away.
The brighter the moon shines, the more the dogs howl.
One fool make many, but the old fool is the worst of any.
There was never oul' brogue, but there was an oul' stocking to fit it.
Too wide will wear, but too tight will tear.
One year's seeding, is nine years weeding.
There is no more dust seen in the sunbeam than in the rest of the room.
Promise may get friends, but it is performance that keeps them.
To spend, or to lend, or to give in,
'Tis a very good world that we live in;
But to borrow, or beg, or get one's own
'Tis the very worst world that ever was known.
When the weather is fair, of your cloak take care.
Those who cannot have what they like, must learn to like what they have.
Two things you'll not fret at if your a wise man:
the thing you can't help, and the thing which you can.
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is sure to be wet.
35. If it comes wet early on Friday or late on Saturday it is a sure sign of continual heavy rain.
36. If there is a ring round the moon it is a sign of rain and bad weather.
37. If you can see the smoke of the train clearly it is a sign of wet weather.
38. If noise of train is heard plainly it is a sign of frost.
39. If the moon rises in a red ball it is a sign of fine weather.
40. If flies and midges are thick and low during fine weather is a sign of rain to follow.
41. If hens gather in to a shed during day it is a sign of bad weather.
42.The pig can see the win d.
43. You can known when thunder is in the air on the horse and dog because they are nervous and restless.
44. When thundering dog is put out and tongs is put into fire
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Meath Proverbs
The following are some of the proverbs heard from time to time in this part of Meath:-
You can expect nothing from a pig but a grunt.
Do not ride a free horse to death.
Debt is the worst kind of poverty.
Cleave the log according to the grain.
Better to wear out shoes than sheets.
A fool's bolt is soon shot.
Better is an ass that speaks well, than a prophet that speaks ill.
Better is an ass that carries you, than a horse that throws you.
As you brew, you must bake.
A wrinkled purse, a wrinkled face.
A knave is one knave, but a fool is many.
A proverb is the wisdom of many, and the wit of one.
To admit that you have changed your mind is to admit that you are wiser today than yesterday.
Small leaks sink great ships.
The horse has not quite escaped that drags his halter.
Praise a fair day at night.
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Deirtear nuair a bhí Diarmuid agus Grainne ag ticheadh ó na Fianna gur tháinig siad treasna na h-Éireann agus gur cuir siad fútha i Chevt Chace. Tá Chevy Chace i nDoire Bhuidhe i bParóiste Tobar Pheadair i nDeisceart, Conndao na Gaillimhe. Tá áit i lár na coille annsin agus tugtar "leabadh Diarmuda agus Gráinne air. Deirtear gur fhan siad annseo ar feadh i bhfad agus garaibh troid idir Diarmuid agus torc ann agus gur mharnhuigh an torc Diarmuid. Tháinig Gráinne slán ón torc agus d'imtigh sí o dhead go dtí loch Gráinne. Thuir sí isteach i dtobar annsin agus do scaip an uisge amach agus rinne sé Loch Gráinne. Bin deire saoghal Gráinne.
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The Aughrane estate was owned by Denis Kelly who lived at Castle-Kelly near Ballygar. He was a descendant of one of the chieftains of Hy-many and claimed to be heir to the kingship of Hy-many
He build most of the houses in Ballygar including the Protestant church and market house. He also planted most of the woods between
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In Killeroran cemetery there is a memorial in the form of a round tower, about a hundred feet high to perpetuate the memory of Denis H. Kelly, Landlord of Aughrane to whom reference is made in this book. A slab embedded in the tower about twelve feet from the ground bears the following inscription:
Dhonnachadh Anrí Uí Cheallaigh
ba Taoiseach é
Dio Chraobh na Scrín
Ritheann Uí Mháine
Dered doi Chloinse
in Éirinn.
do éag sé
Bealtaine 7 1877
(Above was transcribed by me from inside back cover of note book. C. Báiread.)
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2019-10-14 12:56
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The usual period of the year that people are married in our district is before Lent or Advent. May is the luckest month to get married in. There is the Rhymin. Monday for wealth. Tuesday for health. Wednesday the best day of all. Thursday for losses and Friday for crosses and Saturday no day at all.
Lady Mary Corbally's daughter got married in her house about three years ago. The bride should not see the bridegroom for a couple of days before the wedding as it is unlucky.
A wedding feast is always held. Sometimes the straw boys visit the house. They sing and dance. They wear masks on their faces. They wear tall hard hats and cut away coats. They get glasses of wine and some cake.
Long ago the wedding party used to ride to the Church in a side car. When they were coming home the Bride used to ride with the Bridegroom in his side-car.
Weddings are performed around here in every part of the year but especially in the summer. Lots of people get married before Shrove Tuesday as it is forbidden to get married during Lent. Some matches are made in our district, and money, stock and goods are given as a dowry if they can be afforded. Long ago marriages used to be held in houses.
On a wedding day, the man must be in the chapel
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car had to go to a big round about to get through, as there were tree's across the road in several places.
People who were coming home on Christmas holidays found it very hard to get home. Some people had to lock their doors, and put bag's up on the windows for fear the would blow in. Next day cattle were found killed with trees, that fell on them as they went in under them for shelter.
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We had a big storm in the year 1914. It lasted about six hours. It was in day time on Christmas Eve. It knocked trees, houses, cocks of hay and straw. It was so disagreeble and disapointing to happen on that day it stopped traffic, and the mail
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What walks on its head.
Answer Studs.
How many sticks goes to a crows nest.
Answer None go they all have to be carried.
What has one head one foot and four legs
Answer A bed.
An empty barrel and as fast as I am filling it it is getting lighter what am I filling it with
Answer. Holes.
It is high and damp and it is green about the bank and it is fit for a lord and a lady
Answer A grave.
It opens up like a barn door and closes down like a trap and it is many a thing you would think of before you would think of that
Answer A coffin.
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Around the wood and round the wood and never touches the wood.
Ans the bark of a tree.

What has a mouth and no tounge.
Ans. A river. 77What has a face and no mouth.
Ans. A clock.
What is full and holds more.
Abs. A pot of potatoes.
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Why is an umbrella like fat
Answer Because it is dripping.
Black and white and read all over
Answer A newspaper.
A little house and it si full of meat there re no doors or windows and how will we get in to eat.
Answer An egg
Why is a bad schoolboy like a stamp
Answer Because he is licked and put in a corner and made stick to his letters.
Twenty-four white cows lying in a hall up comes a red one and separates them all.
Answer A tongue separating your teeth.
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Long ago the old people used to say that it was not right to look at yourself in the mirror at night. There is hopes from the sea but there is none from the grave. Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies. It is a small wind that would'nt bend a blade of grass. If you dont sow in Spring you wont reap in harvest. It is said that anyone born in the Month of May can have no luck and its said that you should put a grain of salt in your pocket for fear of the fairies. If you feel your house getting damp it is the sign of wet weather and if a blind-bat came into your house it is the sign of fine weather. It was an old custom when anyone would have a sty on
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their eye to put a fasting spit on it it is said it would cure it. It was an old custom if anyone had a cold to sniff some salt or pepper.
It is said that there was a family living around Monivea long ago and any time one of them would die the bean shee would keep crying for a week and the reason of that is that the bean shee is one who is buried without being Babtised and she is a friend.
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2019-10-14 12:30
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In Ireland in the penial times. There was a lot of money offered for every priests or Bishops head. There was a Bishop in Athenry and he had only one brother who was nearly a fool. The English found out where the Bishop was hiding and the general sent him a messenger to tell him to meet him on the following morning and if he answered three questions he would put to him he would let him go free. The Bishop was very nerves and his brother knew he was afraid and he offered to change clothes with him, the Bishop did so and the fool went to meet the general to answer what questions
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he might put to him. The first question, what is thicker than grass on a callow? ans. the morning dew is much thicker. The second question what is crookeder than the river? ans. The brinks are a lot crookeder. The third question what am I thinking of now? ans. you are thinking you are talking to the Bishop of Athenry. I am said the Bishop. Well you are not but you are talking to his brother who is a fool. If the fool be that clever I have no business talking to his lordship.
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When a cow ceases to 'chew the cud' it is a definite indication that she is not well. When a sick cow etc begins to chew her cud it is the surest sign that her condition has improved & she can be regarded as being completely out of danger.
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You will never miss the water till the well is dry.
The world wouldn't make a rave horse out of an ass. It is a bad wind that doesn't blow good for someone.
The man who doesn't carry his coat with him on a fine day wont have it on a wet day.
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Pigs if suffering from indigestion and many other ailments are quickly relieved by letting them out into fields and give scarcely any food. The fresh green grass which they will ravenously devour will completely cure them of many troubles in a short time. Gravel and coal-cinders are also very good for pigs.
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Caigle midh an teine seo Mar chaigleann Criosta an cá. Muire na bón agus Brigidh in a báir. Dá oispeak dhé. Tá blasa mich dé. Cuigid an tigh seo agus na daoine go lár.
As I lie down on this bed of sleep my soul I give to God to keep; whether I rise now or ever, my soul I give to God for ever. Four corners on this bed four angels on them spread. Matthew, mark, Luke and John God bless this bed that I lie on. If I die before I wake I pray to God my soul to take. If any evil spirit comes before day mother of Jesus come save is and send them away.
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Murrain is a disease which often attacks milch cows in spring-time or at other times of year. Salts and treacle is the usual remedy resorted to. Two lbs of salts are dissolved in luke-warm water & given to the cow.
This is followed a 1lb tin of treacle mixed with milk. Sour milk is often substituted for the treacle. Denis Sheahan, Meenbeag supplied this cure.
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Once upon a time there lived in the village of Ballyskea a man named John Clancy. He was very fond of hunting. One night he went down to a cbler in Bullain to get soles on his boots. He borrowed a lump of wax of the cobler. The night being very bright on his way home which was a pathway through the fields. What did he see coming towards him but a hare. He had no weapon in his possession but the lump of wax. He fired the wax and struck him in the forehead he turned around immediately, and what did he meet but another hare. Both hares collided and got griped to each other, they started pulling and draging each other forgeting there was anyone nearby. Soon
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put into the fire until red-hot. In the meantime about half a gallon of milk is obtained and the red-hot iron are taken from the fire and the outer scales of iron rust are scraped off with a knife into the new-milk. The animal is then given the milk with the iron-rust to drink or more usually it is 'put back' by means of a bottle. Three such does should be sufficient to cure the disease.
Timothy Curtin, Meelin. John Curtin, Knockduff. Fionnbar O'Connor, Rowels. Patrick Browne, Knockeen supplied the above cure. Some people prefer to use horse-shoes (old disused ones) instead of irons.
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John arrived to the place caught both hares. He had two hares and a lump of wax coming home. So ever since he brings a lump of was hunting.
Once upon a time there was a man coming home from a visit and he heard a noise where there was a running stream and he stoped and he asked who was there and the person never answered him but kept following him to his own house and he found out twas the bean Shee when he looked at her he found out her face was all holes like a riddle. It is said no should interfere with a bean Shee because she is supposed to be a child who dies without being baprized.
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Cornelius Sheahan got the following cure from his father Denis Sheahan, Meenbeg, Meelin:-
A piece of rabbit-skin is obtained and a slit or hole is made in the skin of the calf, heifer at the shoulder. The rabbit skin is inserted into the hole and sewed to the skin of the animal.
No other person heard of this cure.
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Foot-rot. There are many local cures for foot-rot e.g. :- Paraffin oil & car grease are mixed together & applied to the affected part of the foot when cleaned. Dry lime is afterwards applied over the car-grease & paraffin oil. The leg is then bandaged with canvas and the animal is kept indoors for a few days until there is a definite improvement.
I got this cure from John Curtin, Knockduff Lower and from William Brosnan, Knockscovane.
The following cures for foot-rot were got from Patrick Browne, Knockeen.
(1). Bluestone ground up into a powder, mixed with car-grease, bandage & keep dry.
(2). Hot (dry) lime applied in a powder-form is sufficient. Paraffin oil is used to wash the sore before the above remedies are applied.
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flaitbearta í gCill Ola.
2. bí ceann eile í gCill Qinbhthín í dteac Seán Uí Conchubhair. Fear as spiséal darb' ainm Mac Connamara á múrad ann. Ta sé seascha bliadhain nó mor sin ó bí sé ann. Ní bruigheadh sé ach píghinn gae lá ónar páistí. bí cuis mhaith páiste aige ag dul ar scoil.
Máire Ní laidhigh, Ciscir. Ros. Cathail. Co. na. Gaillimhe. a scriobh.
Pádraigh Ó laidhigh, Ciscir. Ros. Caithail. Co. na. Gaillimhe. a dhinnis.
Seana scoileanna 11-1-38
bí Sean Scoil i gCora bheithe agus bí
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Nuair a bhíonn duine ag dul a chodladh san oíche deireann sé " Ceithre phosta ar mo leaba. Ceithre aingeal m{h}ac Dé má fhághaim bás as seo go maidin i bhflaitheas Dé a bheas m'anam bocht"
Luighim le Dia agus go luighidh Dia liom
lámh deas Dé fá mo chloigeann agus dhá láimh Mhuire
timcheall orm
Tá crois na naoi n-aingeal geal ó bharr mo c{h}loigeann
Go bun mo sháile
Nár luighe mé le olcas agus nár luighe olc liom.
A Íosa Fir ciste séan trócaire orm
A Íosa
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There is an old stone in the village of Ballyskea and the people used to say that who ever could take the stone away would get a pot of gold under it and many people tried to take the stone away and it failed them. One day a man tried to take it away and he stirred it and when he stirred it a big Giant came out and the man fell dead.
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2019-10-14 11:44
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Long ago when the people would be going to the town they would carry their shoes under their arms until they would come near the town they would put them on.
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Young lambs are often attacked and killed by weasels. People tie a piece of red rag around the neck of the lambs as this will frighten off the weasel and prevent him killing the lamb. Other people claim that the fox is frightened off by the red cloth on the neck and that the weasel will not attack a lamb until it is asleep when it will steal on him and suck its blood.
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10 “A shean – chaileach Gallta nach ngéileann do dia biseach nár fhághaidh tú dtéighidh tú ar mire”
(Buachaill a bhí ar an lagan. Bhí an déideadh ar a mhaighistreas. Cuir seiseaidh agus gcéill go rabh órtha an déididh aige agus d’iarr uirtí dhul ar a glúina go nabradh sé duithe é – Seo shuas an rud adubhairt sé. A.Ní .C)
11 Siúd amuigh é, shiúd astuigh é, siúd sa chlúid é agus dhá fhicid súil air. (Criathar) A. Ní C.
12 Preataí rósta ar maidin agus braon de bainne na bó ba é sin an biodh báidhte bhí ag Philib an ceó (A. Ní. C)
13 “Paidir le rádh in an Gheibhinn” Bhí brigh in Íosa i gcionn a mhíosa Ar níuin a mathar as an tóir na dhiaidh. “O gurb é an sluagh dall an sluagh seo chugainn le ua niór Éifeacht le na niór (grásta) glóire. Go spréididh tú do ghrásta tharainn. (A. Ní C.)
(14) “Sé cúl dubh Uaighe an cúl dhubh gan subhailce Is fuar agus is fluch bhur leabaidh tuighe Dá mbíodh gorthaid ar an stiúr ann na dornchadh ar a rámha. Níor bh’eagal daoibh an lá úd nach dtiocfadh sibh i dtír”
(as an amhran “Cul dubh Uaighe” an áit ar bathadh deichneabhar 1857) N. Ní Dh.
(15) Throcaire agus grásta go bhfágaidh tú agus bás gan peacaidh
(Deir tú seo le duine a thairgeas pins snaoisin duit – A. Ní .C.
(16) Ceithre gréasaidhe gan a beith bréagach
Ceithre tailliúr gan a bheath buidheach
Ceithre sagart gan a bheith samitach
C’an áit a bhfuighfea an dáréag na suidhe
Cuartaigh ifreann agus flaitheas dé
Faoi uisce agus ós a chionn
Saothar mascaidh níl siad ann.
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1. D’éirigh fear ó dheas agus chuir sé Éirinn faoi bhrás o dheas nó ó chuaidh níl fhios ag an duine ca bhfuil a teas.
(alnm tAthair Maitíú a chuir Éirinn ‘faoi bhrás”-A.Ní C.
2. Ní fuil é agus ní feóil é agus is ó fail as feóil a d’fhás sé As ghníonn sé réidhteach idir caraid as námh ard.
(Reann cleite. te Ní Cheallochan.)
3. Rith mé agus fuair mé, suidh mé agus cuartaigh mé Dá bhfághainn é caithprin uaim é agus nuair nach bfuair thug mé liom
(dealg in do Chos. A. Ní. C.)
4. Suidh triúr Mac Gorra síos a Bhaint An méad a bhoin siad d’fhág siad na ndiaidhe é. Agus an mead nár bhain thug siad leó
(Triúr fear ag baint na feasoíge daobhtha fhéin) A. Ní. C.
5. Má casann an Sagart ort buail ins an leiceann é Olfaidh sé a bólgain agus a sháith é fhéin Smál nó Smólaidh nach rabh ar d’anál ól deoch uisge beatha as bí slán na dhiaidh.
(An poitire adubhairt – Ac Ní Ch.)
(6) Ól do dheoch go cliste
Is na feictear tú ar meisce
Tá go leór ag deanamh Cisde
Nach iólann ach an tuisge
As a gcraidhe chomhair briste
Ól mar sin, ní uisce
Golá deireadh an tsaoghail.
(7) Seo fá thuairin do shláinte
(8) Preataí rósta agus giota ime, sin a bhaineas sodar as na cáilíné óga.
(Nábla Ní Dhoinaill, Oileán Gabhla, 89 bl)
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Bhí trúir fear ag obair i bpairc lá ag baint coirce. Lá breagh brotallach ba eadh é agus bhí tart mór ortha.
Tháinig amadán isteach sa bpáirc agus dubhairt duine de na fir leis, dul go dtí an tobair agus uisge a thabhairt doibh.
Nuair a bhí an t-amadán ag dul do dtí an tobar do casadh bean air, ar an mbhothar, agus bhí canna uisge aicú. O'iarr an t-amadán cuid dé'n an uisge uirrí. "An bhfuil aon bhuidéal agat" "níl" aise an t-amadán acht cuir in mo hata é. Do chuir an bhean an t-uisge isteach sa hata. Bhí
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gcairt le tuitim na h-oidhche.
Chúaidh Páidín Mór ina chodhladh annsin. Tháinig codhladh trom annsion air ahus tosuigh sé ar sranntaol agus ní fhéadfadh siad dul isteach san seomra dhó go maidin agus sin sgéal Pháidín Móir.
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Rugadh fear in Anach Cúan dárbh ainm "Sgoilte na Gaoithe" agus bhíodh se ag dul timpeall na h-Éireann ag rith. Bhíodh sé ag rith rasaí ar fud na h-Éireann agus tar éis tamaill ba é an fear ba sgiobta in Éirinn é. Annsin dúbhairt
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Siad seo na luibheanna is mó a dhéanann díoghnháil don talamh, billéoga sráide, blioscáín, neantóga agus fothanáin. Mara dtarrightí iad mhillfeadh siad an talamh ar fad agus ní bhéadh cead ag na barraí fás go maith. Déantat usáid as chuid aca. Druithtear na neantóga agus tugtar do na lachain iad. Níl aon mhaith ins na fothanáin ná ins na billeóga sráide. Déantar na blioscáin an talamh a bhochtú
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Cuireann muid fataí ar an bgfeirm sa mbaile gach blian. Ulmhuigheann m'athair an talamh ina gcóir. Cuirtear leasughadh ar an talamh sal a cuirteat na fataí. Sgaiptear í líntibh iad ar na drilleanna. Cuirtear síol na bhfataí in drilleanna acht acht amháin ins na gáiddiní. Déantar na drilleanna le céacht Géarrtar na fataí i sgiolláin agus fágtar súíl in gach ceann aca. Cabhruigheann cuid de na cómharsain le cheile ag cur na bhfataí. Cuirtear spreágháil orra sa Samhradh agus baintear iad sa bhFhóghmhar agus cuir-
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tear i bpoll iad ar féadh an Gheimheidh.
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Is fearr in am ná in am tráth Coinnigh rud ar feadh sceacht mbliadhain agus muna ndhéanfadh sé maith dhuit, caith uait é.
Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na sgoilb
Ní théigheann cuileóga isteach san mbéal a bhíonn dúnta.
Is feárr dreoilín sa dorm ná corr ar cáirde.
Is féarr bheith ag obair ná bheith ag cainnt
Ta sé chóm crosta le mála easóg.
Mara bhfuil agat acht gabhar, bhí ar lár an aonaigh leis.
An té atá tinn, ní binn leis aon rud.
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Bhí fear an uair amháin agus chuaidh sé go dtí margad ag ceannacht cruithneachtan. Bhí capall bacach sean aige. Nuair a shchroich sé an margadh cheannuigh sé an ceuithneacht acht bhí fhios aige go maith nach raibh an capall in ann é a thabhairt abhaile. Chuir sé slabhradh mór láidir thart ar na málaí agus tharrainga sé ina dhiaidh iad. Ní cuimhneach liom a ainm anois acht bhí sé ina chómhnaidhe thart annseo.
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almost impossible for children to fall out. It was usually placed along a side-wall convenient to the hearth fire which added to its cosiness and warmth. Several of these settle-beds are still to be seen in various parts of Ireland in country houses.
In those old days there were few lamps or candles, except the candles which were made in the home. These were called rush-lights.
The chimney was in the middle of the house, and the fire-place was on the kitchen floor.
The walls were built of yellow clay and mortar mixed with chopped straw. The roof was thatched with straw or sedge. The windows were small and often consisted of only one pane of glass.
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Old Houses
Written by Mona Monaghan, Ballintogher, 9th December, 1938.
Until recent years very few slated houses were to be seen in Ireland. The common type of house was the thatched one. It was a one-storeyed building containing two rooms and a kitchen. The kitchen was used for cooking and for eating in, and often contained a bed which was called a settle-bed. It was on hinges and could be closed in the day and left open at night when in use. When closed during the day the bench or ledge of the settle-bed could be used as a sort of side-table or shelf for holding kitchen utensils, or it could be used even for a seat. Besides these advantages it was a warm type of ted, being constructed entirely of wood - with the exception of the two strong hinges and two clasps to keep it closed. Furthermore when shut up it occupied comparatively little floor space. When open out it lay on the floor and therefore it was
(NB: This page contains drawing of a settle-bed)
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Old Houses
Written by Mona Monaghan, Ballintogher, 9th December, 1938.
Until recent years very few slated houses were to be seen in Ireland. The common type of house was the thatched one. It was a one-storeyed building containing two rooms and a kitchen. The kitchen was used for cooking and for eating in, and often contained a bed which was called a settle-bed. It was on hinges and could be closed in the day and left open at night when in use. When closed during the day the bench or ledge of the settle-bed could be used as a sort of side-table or shelf for holding kitchen utensils, or it could be used even for a seat. Besides these advantages it was a warm type of ted, being constructed entirely of wood - with the exception of the two strong hinges and two clasps to keep it closed. Furthermore when shut up it occupied comparatively little floor space. When open out it lay on the floor and therefore it was
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and dipped in fat which was melted in a grisset. The grisset was a small boat shaped article with a short handle in it, and had three feet like a pot.
The rushes were then tied in bundles and hung over the fire place ready for use.

(NB: Drawing of rush-light holder and grisset on this page)
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Old Houses
Written by Kathleen Hill, Milltown; 9th December, 1938.
Almost all the houses long ago were made of mud. Some of them were very comfortable and warm, others were very poor. They were roofed with rough poles, which were covered with bog screws and then thatched with straw, or sometimes rushes. In those days a thatcher was a good trade.
Where there were two rooms the fire was generally in the centre wall. The chimney was made of woven rods which was supported by a beam, which rested on two posts buried in the ground. The fire place was made of a few flags and the floors were made of yellow clay. In most houses the windows were very small and could not be opened. Most people burned turf as it was very plentiful in those days.
The light they had at night was obtained from rush candles. The rushes had to be pulled in the summer and they were put in water to prevent them drying too quickly. When taken out of the water they were spread on grass to bleach for a few ays. They were then peeled
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dipping the pith in a grisset of hot grease or melted fat.
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Old Houses
Written by Lillie Guirke, Dromone, 9th December, 1938
My father told me that the houses which existed in this district in olden times were very different to what they are now. In those far off days very few slated houses were to be seen. They were thatched with rushes, straw, or sedge, or reeds. The straw was obtained from the oats, which had been previously threshed with a flail. The fires long ago used to be hearthstone fires, and they sued to be in the gable wall of the house. The chimneys used to be made of woven rods and blue clay.
There were half-doors on nearly all the houses. The fires used to be lit with sticks and fuel, and rushes, and also mill-seeds. Sometimes they were lit with boráin.
In the majority of cases the only light which the people used at night was that obtained from the kitchen fire. Sometimes rush-lights were used. These were made by peeling the skin off rushes, one narrow strip being left on for the sake of toughness, and
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Our hearts they will break.
I'll give candle light and all
"Right" says Jack Hawkins
And I'll fetch the delph".
Jack Hawkins commenced,
Gor to shout and to bawl.
For the dead Litany he then did call.
Miss Norah (Mackey) came there.
She was up at Tom Bowes
And she said to Big Vester (Campion)
You'll get larkins clothes.
I won't wear them " says he"
Do you think I', an ass
We'll raffle them next Sunday.
And they'll pay for a Mass.
Master Bill Tynan, walks in very neat.
Saying I have an inscription
For Larkins breast plate.
A short while ago, sure he said he would die.
He gave me his age, and this was his last wont
"Here lie the remains of a poet you may think"
Who would go to "hells blayes" for a good "Perry's drink".
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53. The Pigeon Field
54. Knock na nGhadh Field
55. The Tay Field
56. The Abbey "
57. The Rookery Field
58. The Castle "
59. The Furry Hill Field.
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1. Mach na gCearc Field Long Field.
2. Madhra ruadh Hill Field Pump Field
3. Magpie Island " Round "
4. Barn Meadow The Moor.
5. Pairch na habhann Field Hollow.
6. The Gairdín " Long Acre.
7. The well-moon field The Monesia.
9. The Rhabe " The Hosiery.
10. Cluain Field Fry's
11. Tinimies " Hapkin's
12. Mulhall's Hill Field Hannigan's
13. Lamberys Garden Field Sugar's
14. The Church Meadow Bohan's
15. The Tane Hanlon's
16. The Bridge Field Kent's
17. The "L" " Turnip Pairc
18. The Black Well Field Far Field
19. Dowling's Hill " Fermoyle's
20. The Clump Field Huntin's
21. Guirt Na Laoig The Fuss Field
22. The Disheen Field The Lamb Pairc
23. The Horse Pond Field Tommies Field
24. Middle Pairc The Salvedge
25. The Herds garden Field The Pasture
26. Galaricken Field The Rock's
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27. Mill-Ponf Field Sothern's Hill
27. The Ponies " The Sheep Hill
28. Biddie Goods " Miss Kitty's Grove
29 St. Kieran's Well Field The Cailleach
30. Charlie's Field Páidín Garden.
31. The Commonage " The clover Field.
32. The Limekiln Field
33. Fullertans "
34. Lowry's "
35. The Hill Field
36. The Bog "
37. The Highlands
38. The Fox-cover field.
39. The White Acre.
40. The Pan Field
41. The Cross Meadows
42. The Moate Field
43. Pounds "
44. Dinnies "
45. The Ring "
46. Lalor's "
47. The Quarry "
48. The Bán "
49 The White Lady Field
50 Corrageen Field
51. Hegarty's "
52. Deer Pairch
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beg for turf also.
They go to every fair, and they buy and sell horses, mules, and asses. When they get the money, they drink whiskey. Then they get drunk, and they fight among themselves. Sometimes, they even kill each other. Then, the Guards come, and they put them into the Barrick. They leave them there until
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The tinkers and gypsies travel through this country begging for a living. Some of them live in a house on wheels, and it is drawn by horses. Others live in tents made from oilcloths.
The women beg for flour, tea, and sugar, and they sell saucepans. The men beg for hay and straw, and they
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said the man.
The man went on his journey to the town. When he was about a half mile down the road, butter, new-milk, butter-milk, and other things came up his shoes, and down his trousers. The poor man because he was wet to skin.
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Once upon a time, there was a man going to Ballina on a horse. It happened that it was May morning. When he was passing a stream that flows through my village, he saw a woman beside the water, and she was saying.
"All for me, All for me, All for me."
"Half of it for me,"
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and rush at him with a red iron. The person would run away, and leave the rotten tooth behind him.
Sometimes, when the smith would not like a person he would turn the anvil on him. Then, the person would die. This is called the blacksmith's curse.
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house. If a farmer uses the old stones to build anything, some member of his family will surely die. Some people believe that the work proceeds in the old forge many years after the old smith has passed away.
Long ago, the smith was the village Dentist. He used to tie a persen by the sore tooth to the anvil,
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There is a forge in Swinford. It is built there for the past fifty or sixty years. There is a cement roof on the forge. The door is shaped like a horse-shoe. The smith shoes horses, mules, and asses.
The track of an old forge is a very unlucky place on which to build a new
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The priest went home, and he was very hungry. After this the woman always kept the tea-water, and threw out the tea-leaves.
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threw it into the garden. She put the tea-leaves on a nice place, and she left a spoon on the plate also.
When the Priest came up from the room he said,-
"What are these,"
"That is the tea you gave me."
"Where is the water that was in the saucepen," said the Priest.
"O, I threw it out."
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under it. When the tea is made, put it on the table."
"All right", said the woman, "I will have the tea ready in ten minutes."
Then, the Priest went into another room to see the patient. While he was there, the woman that was getting the tea ready tool up the saucepen, and left it on the table. She strained the tea into a can, and
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and he came the next morning at eight o'clock. The priest did not eat his breakfast, but he brought some tea and sugar with him. This was the first time that the people of this house saw tea.
When the priest came into the house he said,-
"Put this tea into the saucepan, and fill it with water. Then, put a few very small coals
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About a hundred years and fifty ago, there was an old woman in my village. At that time the people knew very little about tea, because they had nothing but potatoes and milk, and some of them were very poor.
Once, there was a woman sick in a certain house. A man went for the Priest,
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The family name most common is Murphy.
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The name of my townland is Gurtcreen. There are twelve people living in the district. It is situated in the parish of Listowel. It is in the barony of Errochty Ó Connor.
Murphy's (9) Mohonys (7)
Greaneys (9) Mochorty (8)
Stack (5) Murphy (4)
Hickey (3) Enright (4)
Lucy (4) Stack (14)
Fahy (4) Bealey (17)
Dee (2) (Ferris) (19)
Healey (?) Sweeney (7)
(Brennan) 6 Ryan (7)
Driscoll (6) Riordan (9)
Joy (7) Dunworth (19)
Connor (9) Galvin (9)
Dillon (10) Dowling (6)
Doyles 4 Murphy (3)
Buckley 4 Barry (9)
Finnuchane (1)
Hartnett (12)
Walsh (16)
Scanlon (4)
Granvel (9)
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branching off the Greenville road and Ennismore road. First the Forge road leading up to Greenville bog. Second the Gorthnaminch road and third the black road in Ennismore leading up to Coolagown. There are two Bridges on this road, the Convent Street Bridge and the Second is called Markies Bridge in Greenville. In former days those roads were kept under repair by direct labour. Nowadays it is kept in repair by the County Council.
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The road leading from Listowel to Ennis More is called the Greenville road. It runs straight from Listowel and comes to an end at Ennis More. The distance from Listowel to Ennismore where the road ends at Huson's gate would be about 3 1/2 miles. On the road from Listowel to Ennismore there are three cross roads. First the Convent cross leading to Ballybunion. The second is Scortlea cross leading on to Ballycondy and various districts. The third is Killocrim cross better known as Horgan's cross. It leads to Finuge and Lixnaw and by going on straight to Dromclough it will take you into Tralee. There are three by-roads
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4 football is played always in this district there do be football matches played
5 piching toss is played by throwing up a penny in the air and it would come down again and would look at the penny to see did they get head or harp
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1. marbles
2. hurling
3. pitching toss
4. picking black berries
5. football
6. (draughts)
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1 Marbles are played by making a hole in the ground and pink the marbles into the hole. There do be about nine playing in the game.
2 hurling is played often in this district people play commogie maths with them
3 People pick Black berries in the summer time. They make jam with the black berries for the year
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Paddy Drurey was a kind of a poet. The only local poet that I know in my district is Paddy Drurey.
In the neighbourhood of my house there lives a man who made a poem about the "Greenville boys". These poets when they wanted to hunt rats out of a house would make a poem about the rats to hunt them out of the house. If the man of the house did not let in a poet he would make a poem about him and call him every sort of names and tell all the people around about him.
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2019-10-14 07:11
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There are many kinds of travelling people in this district especially tinkers. The Coffies, the MaCarthys most of them have camps and they make tin cans. Generally before a big horse fair they arrive. They all gather near the town. They come around for big fairs and Races. They trade on tin cans and on making tables. They change sixpence. They make saucepans and other things. They stop at certain places on the road. They stop over at the forge gate in Greenville. They tell you your fortune in the palm of your hand. They live on bread, potatoes and other fancy things. They wash their
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We make spinning tops out of empty spools of thread. Catta pults are made of rubber. Whistlers were also made long ago with a bit of a tree. We get a rod out of the sycamore tree. An elder gun is made by getting an elder stick about four inches long and scooping the pith out of it. Then get a piece of rubber and tie one end of it to the elder and the other to a stick the same length as the elder. Then put in a stone to the hole in the elder and when you strain
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out the led rope which floats on top of the water. They sail to the opposite side of the river taking care to leave three feet between them and the bank. That space is called the "Kings path" and it is a point of law. They carry on then as far as their pool allows them. That would be from sixty to 80 yards in length. Then they cross the river to their own side again and tie up their boat. Then the work starts. Each man takes an end of the cork rope and closes in slowly drawing their net till they get clear out of the water. Then if there is any fish caught in the net it is killed and taken out. Then the captain of each boat packs up his fish and takes them to town to be sold. The fisherman's week commences at 12 o'clock on Saturday morning.
All the people say the rosary in every
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It has always been a habit amongst the old people here, to get up early on Easter Sunday morning to see the rising sun, dancing.
Another custom here is for people to get something new to wear on Easter Sunday morning. A very old custom which is beginning to die away now is this:-
A whole crowd of young people used to band together on Easter Sunday night and go around from house to house gathering eggs from the people. Sometimes there would be about forty, maybe and they would go to every house in the neighbourhood and outside of it too, asking eggs at every door.
At some houses they would get maybe one, two or three as
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