Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 229973 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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Codhladh samh an t-samhraid is greann da deanann dinn
'S nar b'fearr liom bheith i mo paisdhe
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Ta mo stoirin posta is ca bhfuil oig bean mar i le faghail
Thoighead suas an bron dioth si smoilin an brollaigh bam
Ni mothuigimh tonann a broighe ar bothair na ar miachaire ban
'Sfaghaim-se le Righ an domnuigh gur leoin si mo chroidhe na lar
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Da mbheadh na dubhac an farraighean thalamh na paipear ban
Cleire min no garbh is ar eala ta ar an loch ag snamh
Cleorigh Eire is aibain is biodh siad ar aon clar amhai
Caodhamlacht mo cailin deas ni scriobhfadh dubh na ban
Faighte o Seosamh O Maoilain Ard Mor, Carna
Maire Ni Maoilain Ard Mor, Carna
Piopa Anda Moir
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Bhi mise oidhce i dtir nidh is me ag teach o ceol
Chruinnigh an ceo mo timceall is nior lear dom aon ni
Tuibhrainn lan an bfobha gur tornog a bhi ar an gaolar
Leis an deatach a bhi og mo cloino-sa ag piopa Anda Moir
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Ag dul go h-innis nidh dom le locht caorach is bo
Maidin garbh geimreidh is e gaotfuarach go leor
Ag dul siar tris tuinn ui luinn seadh thosuigh an badhdha lionadh
Is nar maith an galun taosc a rinne piopa Anda Moir
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2018-12-15 15:04
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Long, long ago a man and his wife who were living in the locality were churning until they were " black in the face" and no butter would come on the milk . A traveller came to the house and the woman told him her trouble . He told her that someone was stealing thecream from the milk and he gave her a plan to find out who it was . He told her to put a plough share in the fire and allow it to get red. the first person to come to the home then was surly the thief. She was also told to burn the first person to come to the house with the red iron. In the meantime the traveller left and went to one of the most respectable neighbour's houses and told the master of it that Mrs- so,and so wanted him .So the man went to the woman's house to see what she wanted. No sooner did the woman see him coming, she ran to the kitchen fire, pulled out the hot iron and almost burned the unfortunate
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2018-12-15 15:03
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The townlands adjoining Veldonstown are - Leg-na-Nawra, Brownstown, Kentstown, Rathdrina and Curraghtown.
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2018-12-15 15:03
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The townlands around Realthogue are - Brownstown, Staffordstown, Harristown, Hayestown, Bannanstown, Follistown and Deanhill
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2018-12-15 15:00
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Long , long ago a man and his wife who were living in the locality were churning until they were " black in the face" and no butter would come on the milk . A traveller came to the house and the woman told him her trouble . He told her that someone was stealing thecream from the milk and he gave her a plan to find out who it was . He told her to put a plough share in the fire and allow it to get red. the first person to come to the home then was surly the thief. She was also told to burn the first person to come to the house with the red iron. In the meantime the traveller left and went to one of the most respectable neighbour's houses and told the master of it that Mrs- so,and so wanted him .So the man went to the woman's house to see what she wanted. No sooner did the woman see him coming, she ran to the kitchen fire, pulled out the hot iron and almost burned the unfortunate
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2018-12-15 14:58
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Funny Stories
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2018-12-15 14:57
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Beside my home there flows a river called "The narrow river". It got it's name because it is very narrow.
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2018-12-15 14:57
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In a field called " The Middle Field " also beloning to Miss Murphy there is a large stone. It is supposed that a giant flung this stone from the summit of Tara Hill. The mark of his five fingers are still on it. There is a little hole on the stone which is always full of water. All wants are certain to the cuned with this water.
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2018-12-15 14:56
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There is a notable bush growing on the Glen or "Glan" road near Veldonstown. It is called "The Lone Bush ". When the penal laws were in force mass was often said under this bush as it grows in an inconspicuous place.
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2018-12-15 14:55
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There is one small river flowing through the lands of Veldonstown. It is called the Nanny. There is a story told about it. Once upon a time a certain woman called nanny was bringing a bucket of water from a well to her home. This well was several miles away from nanny's house so the poor woman tried to save every drop of water possible. On her return journey from the well she met a stranger. He asked her for a drink. Gladly she presented him him with the full pail of water. Now this stranger was St. Patrick and he took compassion on her for her generosity when she told him how far she had carried the water. He immediately commanded water to flow by her door and when Nanny looked she saw a beautiful clear river flowing by her house . It has been called the nanny river since then .
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2018-12-15 14:54
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Kilbride - Tobar Bríghdhe
Pattern held on St. Bridgets Day Feb 1. till the beginning of the 19th Century. It was attended by people for miles around in holiday attire, the richer portion bring basketfuls of bread and butter (called machaine the bread of lamentation) for distribution among the poor who in return were expected to pray for the donors' deceased friends. Other features of the celebration were the dressing of the graves with box and such flowers as were procurable at that time of the year; the weird chant of the death song by the m ná caointe or keeners; the placing of the "craobh maigdionais" or Branch of Virginity (decorated with ribbons etc at the head of some lately deceased young maidens grave and the pilgrimage and prayers at St. Bridgets holy well.
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Beside Kilbride. Site of ancient church. A Pattern used to be held. Long time discontinued Near the site of the church is a fine well not accounted holy is known as Tobar na Sceice - The well of the White thorn
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2018-12-15 14:54
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The townlands adjoining Veldonstown are - Leg-na-Nawra, Brownstown, Kentstown, Rathdrina and Curraghtown.
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2018-12-15 14:54
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Kilbride - Tobar Bríghdhe
Pattern held on St. Bridgets Day Feb 1. till the beginning of the 19th Century. It was attended by people for miles around in holiday attire, the richer portion bring basketfuls of bread and butter (called machaine the bread of lamentation) for distribution among the poor who in return were expected to pray for the donors' deceased friends. Other features of the celebration were the dressing of the graves with box and such flowers as were procurable at that time of the year; the weird chant of the death song by the m ná caointe or keeners; the placing of the "craobh maigdionais" or Branch of Virginity (decorated with ribbons etc at the head of some lately deceased young maidens grave and the pilgrimage and prayers at St. Bridgets holy well.
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Beside Kilbride. Site of ancient church. A Pattern used to be held. Long time discontinued Near the site of the church is a fine well not accounted holy is known a Tobar na Sceice - The well of the White thorn
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2018-12-15 14:52
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The townlands surrounding Sicily are - Mullafin, Weston, Thomastown, Balrath and Rosnaree.
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2018-12-15 14:51
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The townland adjoining Tuiterath are - Balrath, Rathdrina, Kentstown, Veldonstown and Flemington( also called Skamacy)
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2018-12-15 14:48
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The names of the townlands adjoining Danestown are - Walterstown, Proudstown, Skryne, Kentstown, Blacklion, Bellew, Rathfeigh and Borawodhy
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2018-12-15 14:45
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“There is an old road leading from Clusker's Cross to Seneschalstown Cross called "Tobar Dómhnaigh" Road. Many old people tell how there was a Catholic Church and grave-yard there in older times. The Church was plundered and scattered to there ground by Cromwell and his soldiers. The stone of church were carried away by Protestants to build house. The sacred ground was planted by a protestant and he would not allow a Catholic to enter the place or to worship there. There is a holy we nearly and several diseases are said to have been cured miraculously there. The well is to be seen today and it has never been known to go dry.
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2018-12-15 14:35
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
Mullaė-an-iec (pronounced Mullaghaneeky)
Owned by mr. Lee. Kinsella Jeldonstown, Brownstown. It is about nine acres in area.
In older time the people living around Mullaė-an-ice are supposed to have died with thirst.
The Laeetry
Owned by Mr. Carter Curraghtown. It is about four acres in area
Derivation Unknown
The Widow’s Field
The property of Mr. Peter Finnegan of Curraghtown, Brownstown. It is five acres in are
So called because it was formerly owned by a widow.
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2018-12-15 14:27
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Emblems are tokens of honour for certain feast-days.
On May-day primroses and white thorn are the chief emblems. Primroses are gathered by the children and made into a bunch and put on a pole called a may pole. Primroses are also scattered on the door-steps of every room in the house to welcome Summer.
Christmas emblems are usually holly and ivy. These are put behind pictures, on the windows, etc. to decorate as well as to honour our Lord. Another reason is that these are the only green shrubs at that time of the year.
Artificial is sometimes used instead of ordinary holly and mistletoe is also another emblem.
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2018-12-15 14:22
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The Lime Kiln Field
Owned by Mr. John Daly, Brownstown. An Uain. The area is about fire acres
It is called this name because there is a lime kiln in it.
The Mill Field
Owned by Mrs. Owens, Brownstown, An Uain. It is about eight acres in area.
It is about eight acres in area.
There is a saw-mill at there corner of the field, which gives it this title
The Mollies
The property of Mr. Jack Bowens, of Burtonstown, Balrath. It consist of about twenty acres.
How this field got its name is unknown.
It is generally supposed that is called “The Mollies” because there are fox covert in it.
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2018-12-15 14:10
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man's hat and out fell the cabbage leaf and a piece of butter. The farmer was not long running him from the house and he was a sorrowful man going home that night.
Treasa Ní Gealbáin
Riverstown
Birr
Both stories told by Mrs. B. Sullivan, Riverstown,. Birr. (Age 78)
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2018-12-15 14:08
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So the next day he went and hid behind the dairy door and presently he heard footsteps come and he saw it was one of the workmen. He came in quietly took up a large lump of butter rolled it in a cabbage leave and put it in under his hat, then went out again. The farmer said nothing but when the workman was going home he called him back and told him he had letters to post. While the maid went upstairs for the stamps he told him to take the goose that was hanging in front of the fire. He did not want to do this but the farmer soon made him and it wasn't long before the butter was streaming down his face. At this the farmer was angry so he hit off the
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2018-12-15 14:07
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t-srón a bhaint dhe fhéin

(36) Is fearr sean-fhiacha ná sean-ealadhain

(37) Is minic a leig béal na h-uaghach rud le béal na truaghach

(38) Ní fhághann minic onóir
(39) D'éirigh mé as an teine agus thuit mé sa ngríosaigh

(40) Ní thuigeann an sáthach an seang, má thuigeann, ní aríamh i n-am

(41) Beir ar aon t-súil, beir gan aon t-súil

(42) An té nach nglacfaidh comhairle dar i n-ónach béidh a rath air agus béidh sé gá seóladh mar bheadh taraidh as gach baile

(43) Is iomdha uair a tháinig dubhachan mór ar bheagán fearrthaine

(44) An té a bhíos faobach tiocfaidh sé gearr

(45) Ní bhíonn duine ar bith a' magadh nach mbíonn a leath faoi fhéin

(46) Bíonn an fhírinne féin searbh
(47) Tiocfaidh an lá a mbéidh gníthe
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ná céad bhó ar chnoc

(25) Is trom an t-ualach an leisgeamhlacht
(26) Is mairg do'n té a bhíonn thíos ag an gcéad bearna

(27) Is fearr marcuigheacht ar ghabhar ná coisidheacht dá fheabhas é

(28) Ní fhághann lámh iadhta ach dorn dúnta

(29) Má ghoireann an chuach ar chrann gan duilleabhar díol do bhó agus ceannuigh arbhar

(30) Is minic a bhaineas duine slat a bhuailfeas é fhéin
(31) Dá giorracht do'n chnámh 'seadh is milse an fheoil
(32) Is námhad í an ceurd gan a fóghluim

(33) Ní théigheann teas thar fhiuchadh agus ní théigheann gearrán thar cos i n-áirde

(34)
4 uaire codladh do rabálaidhe
6 uaire codladh do fear maith tighe
10 uaire codladh do leadaidhe

(35) Ní h-ealaodhain do duine an
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2018-12-15 13:37
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now and he hates the sight of a pack of cards particularly the Ace of Spades.
Máire Ní Chaoimh
Main St, Birr.
First and third stories told by Mrs. Odlum (70 years)Church Lane, Birr.
Second story told by Mr. O'Toole (63 years) Mill St, Birr.
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2018-12-15 13:35
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stranger who answered "Good night and where have you been till this time of the night". "Card playing" said Pat. "Would you like to play a game with me", asked the stranger. Pat replied that he would so they sat down. The stranger pulled out a bag of sovereigns and laid them beside him. So they started. Pat's luck was with him again and soon he had a pile of stranger's sovereigns beside him.
Just when the clock struck one the stranger dropped a card. Pat bent to pick it up, and had just time to see that it was the ace of spades before he saw something that chilled the blood in his veins. Instead of a neat pair of shoes and stocking he saw the cloven hoof. He had been playing cards with the devil and winning. Pat is an old man
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2018-12-15 13:32
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On one occasion there lived in the town of Birr a man named Pat Daly. He was a noted card player and he was never happy only when playing cards. He lived with his mother in a small house between Birr and Riverstown. His mother was always asking him to give up the gambling saying that no good could come of it. But Pat only laughed at her.
One night a man called John Finnigan gave a card party. Of course Pat Daly was there and it was Pat's lucky night. He went home the richer by a pair chickens a merry heart and a long journey.
As he reached the top of Gallow's Hill he saw a stranger all dressed in black. He said "Good Night" to the
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2018-12-15 13:27
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wife and daughter intercede for them and they were forgiven.
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2018-12-15 13:06
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ed and talked along together for some time, the poor shoemaker telling the little man how hard he was hit. "I will tell you the means of becoming rich", said the little man.
The poor man was delighted to hear the good news. So the other told him, to go the next night at twelve o'clock to Darraugh hill, and at the foot of the little lone bush, to dig there, and he would come across a box of hidden
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2018-12-15 13:04
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thought this an excelent chance to get the box stolen, so they went to the party with the intention of stealing it. But every time he would go to take the box, a very tiny little man was seated on the lid, so they had to go without it.
The next morning when the shoe-mender got up he was surprised to see his box gone, and on the table was left a note and a few small coins. The
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2018-12-15 13:01
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note told him to buy some leather and work at his trade, that when he had money he should have kept it a secret, and not spend it foolishly
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2018-12-15 13:00
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Many year's ago there lived two step-brothers. One of them was well off with money and the other was very poor. His trade was mending shoes.
One day, as this poor man was coming home from the town, after buying a little piece of leather, who should come up beside him, but a little old man. They walk-
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2018-12-15 12:57
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One night Patrick Connolly was coming home from his work and he had to pass by Gartlona fort. While he was going over the fort he saw a very small wee man standing beside him with a broken churn-staff in his hand and he asked Patrick to mend it. The little fairy says "I would'nt ask you only I think you are a trades-man because you have a lot of carpenter tools with you. So Patrick said he would mend it. When he was finished mending it the little fairy gave him bread and butter.
Long ago Tom McMahon lived convenient to "Beggans fort" in Corsillago and he was terrible well off. He had twelve cows and thirty acres of land. There was a big wall around this fort and Tom
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2018-12-15 12:44
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When my mother was a small girl
she made rag-dolls. She made tops from thread spools, and necklaces from daisies. She used to make rabbits from handkerchiefs by nutting the hankerchief together.
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2018-12-15 12:44
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner, Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The “Church Field”
Owned by Mr. A. Mc Cann Ballymagarvey, Balrath. It is about two acres in area.
Got its name because there was a church in it long ago.
The Mares’ Field
Owned by Mrs. Clarke Balrath, Navan. It is about six acres in area
So called because of the number of mares that died in it
The Cricket Field
Also owned by Mrs. Clarke Balrath. It is about eight acres in area.
Gmes of cricket were played in this field long ago.
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2018-12-15 12:42
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The thirteenth of every month is supposed to be unlucky. An old poem about the days is:-
Monday for Health,
Tuesday for Wealth,
Wednesday the best day of all.
Thursday for crosses.
Friday for losses, and Saturday the worst day of all.
Some people look upon Saturday as a bad day for 'flitting. An old saying is "Saturday's flit is a short sit" Friday is supposed to be good day for flitting. "The Days of the Old Cow" are known in our district as the borrowing days, there are three in our district. They are the first three days of April.
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2018-12-15 12:39
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In this district some people would not flit from one house to another on a Saturday, of if they were sick, they would not rise from bed because they say "Saturday's flit is a short sit". Friday is looked upon as being a lucky day for flitting, rising from bed, or for the beginning of any business matter.
The "Cross day of the Year" is not known in our district.
The first three days of April are the borrowing days known in our district. The thirteenth of every month is looked upon as being an unlucky day for anything in this district.
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2018-12-15 12:37
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The bow Field
Owned by Mr. Daniel Tully, Tuiterath, Balrath. It is about four acres in area.
There was once a wricked cow in this field and nobody was able to enter it until the cow was destroyed. It has been called the “Bow” “Field” since
The Plank Field
Also owned by Mr. Daniel Tully of Tuiterath, Balrath. It consists of about five acres.
So called because long ago when men were going to work in a nearby brickyard they had to cross a deep ditch by means of a plank.
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2018-12-15 12:34
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The lucky day of the week is Friday. The unlucky day of the month is the thirteenth. If you begin work on a Good Friday it will be lucky, such as house-building, digging, potatoes, or ploughing or moving (flitting) from one house to another. It is said if you plant everlasting sweetpea in a month that there is an 'r' in the spelling (such as September) it will grow.
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2018-12-15 12:32
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The thirteenth of the month is looked on as an unlucky day. It is said that "Saturday's flit is a short sit". Friday is a lucky day to start any new business. It is a lucky day for planting crops.
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2018-12-15 12:30
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If you were leaving one house ans going to another, Thursday and Saturday are unlucky days. It is said "Saturday's flit is a short sit" and "Thursday is for losses".
In our district Mr. would not put in potatoes on Thursday in the last week of February, because it is said to be an unlucky day. The potatoes would not grow without spaces between them.
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2018-12-15 12:30
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner, Size of Field
Derivation of Name
Combrooke
Owned by Mr. N. Delaney Rathfeigh, Tars. It consists of about ten acres.
Derivation Unknown
The Convert Field
Owner- Mr. Pat. O’Neill Danestown, Balrath. The area is about six acres.
Got its name because there is a fox convert in it
Peter’s Field
Owned by Mr. Pat. Delaney Danestown, Balrath. It consists of about six acres.
The field was formerly owned by a man named Peter Donnelly. It this got its name.
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2018-12-15 12:26
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Travelling people still call at our homes. These travellers buy cheap articles in Monaghan, and sells them at a dear price around the country. They sell candles needles and pins and tin cans, they go from district to district. The best known are the Cooneys, O'Dohertys. They go about in one and two families.
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2018-12-15 12:23
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner, Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The “Slugear” and “Thothars”
Owner by Mr. Alec Dempsey Rathdrinagh. They consist of about three and two acres respectively
Derivation Unknown
The Slang
Also owned by Mr. Alec Dempsey of Rathdrinagh. The area is about -one acre
Known as the Slang because it is a long, narrow field.
The Barr Field
Owned by Mr. Jas. Byrne Flemington. The area is about one acre.
So called because there is an old Barr in it.
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2018-12-15 12:18
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner, Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The Philibeens
This field is the property of Mr. E. Byrne Rathdrinagh. Five acres is the area of the field
So called because flocks of green plovers inhabit it.
The Blackies
Also owned by Mr. E. Byrne, Rathdrinagh. It consists of about two acres
There a lot of weeds which are called black-heads growing on it. It thus got its name.
The Poll-Mór
Owner- Mr. Alec Dempsey, Rathdrinagh. It consists of about four acres.
Got its name because there is a large hole in the corner of the field.
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2018-12-15 12:12
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner, Size of Field
Derivation of Name
Crotha
Owner- Mr. Eugene Byrne Rathdrinagh, Beauparc. Area- about two acres
Derivation Unknown
The Bush Field
This field is owned by Mr. Eugene Byrne, Rathdrinagh, Beauparc. It consists of about four acres.
Likely it got its name from a bush which is in it.
The Follis and The Bottoms
Both are owned by Mr. Eugene Byrne Rathdrinagh, Beauparc. They consist of about twelve and six acres respectively
Derivation Unknown
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner, Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The High Field
Owned by Mr. Farrell Walterstown. Garlow Cross. It consists of about seven acres.
Got its name because it is on top of a hill.
The White Field
This field is owned by Mr. Nicholas Delaney Rathfeigh, Tara. Fourteen acres is the area of it.
Called this because of the huge crop of mushrooms it produces every year.
Paíre na mDó
Owner- Mr. Tully of Balgeeth, Walterstown. It consists of about ten acres.
It is supposed that cows were kept in this field long ago.
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
Boiog
This field is owned by Mr. Patrick Delaney of Danestown, Balrath. The area is about fifty two acres.
It is supposed that it is called Boiog because it is all hills and valleys.
Boiog nó boián
The stable field
Owner- Mr. N. Delaney, Rathfeigh, Tara. Area- about seventeen acres
Called this name because there were a number of stables there long ago.
The Little Rock
Owned by Mr. C. Kavanagh of Waltetstowns, Garlow X. The area is about five acres.
So called because there is a rock in the field.
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2018-12-15 11:31
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The birds most common in our district are:- Thrushes, Robins, Crows, Corncrake, Sparrows, Swallows, Cuckoo, Blackbirds.
The thrush, robin, blackbird and the sparrow builds in the hedge. The swallow builds in the roof of an old house. The corncrake builds its nest in the long grass. The crow builds in a large tree specially in a wood.
The swallow corncrake and cuckoo go away out of the country when the cold weather comes.
The robin lays a small white egg with brown spots. The blackbirds eggs are blue. The thrush lays a green egg with brown spots. The crow's egg is a large white one. The corncrake lays a small white egg with brown spots.
The swallows fly low when rain is coming. The crows cry loudly and the sea-gull come inland when storm is coming.
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2018-12-15 11:18
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Early in the evening if the 4th of January 1839 there was a little breeze blowing but at ten or eleven o'clock it died down to be succeeded by a sultry calm, and again about half past ten a fearful storm of wind and rain burst over Ireland, and at one o'clock a hurricane of terrifying force was raging. All Dublin rocked, the street lamps were extinguished.
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2018-12-15 11:15
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About ten years ago a great wind storm occured in the county of Monaghan. It occured in the month of January 1928. All over the county many trees were blown down, and roofs were blown off the houses. In Monaghan a little girl named Mills was killed when a tree fell on her while going to school.
About thirty years ago a great snowstorm occured in this district. Everyplace was covered with snow. At Glaslough a priest had to go out on a sick call, he went by pony and trap. The snow was so thick, and frozen that he went straight across the country over the hedges, fields and rivers till he reached the house he had to visit.
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2018-12-15 10:14
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
“Transvall”
Owner- Mr. J. Byrne Flemington, Balrath. It is ten acres in area.
Derivation Unknown
The Race Fields
Also owned by Mr. James Byrne of Flemington, Balrath. There are a number of fields together and the area is about thirty acres.
These fields probably got this name, because point-to-point races were run in them long ago.
Paidie-a-Hawka and Crockathieghish
Owner- Mr. Micheal Sheilds Knockcommon, Beauparc. They consist of about three and six acres respectively
Derivation Unknown
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2018-12-15 08:49
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field,
Derivation of Name.
Crock-na-mae.
Owned by Lady Athlumney of Samerville .Ho. The field consists of about twenty acres.
Part of this field is low-lying and swampy and the name was thus derivation.
The Rabbit Field
Owner- Lady Athlumney of Somerville Ho. Balrath. It is about ten acres in area
So called because of the countless number of rabbits which inhabit it.
The Moat Field
Mr. James Byrne of Rathdrinagh owns this field. The area of it is about ten acres.
This field got its name because there is a big Moat in the middle of it. Treasure of considerable value is said to be hidden in the moat.
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2018-12-15 08:39
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The Mearing
Owner- Mr. Pat Kinsella, Ballymagarvey, Balrath. Area of field- ten acres.
It is unknown how this field got its name, as it is in the centre of the farm
The Crooke Meadows
There fields are owned by Mr. Pat Kinsella Ballymagarvey, Balrat. They are each five acres in area.
So called because of the number of corners and angles on them.
The Spring Field
Also belonging to Mr. Kinsella, Ballymagarvey. It is about fifteen acres in area.
It probably got its name from a big spring in the center of the field
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2018-12-15 08:07
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it as many people say that it is a cure for a sore throat.
It is an old custom for the little children to play many indoor games on November nights such as “snap apple” “puicin” and the “apple in the water”.
The woman of the house makes a special cake on November’s day and into it she puts a ring, sixpence, and a piece of cloth.
There is great excitement when the cake is cut at teatime as each member is eagerly looking out to see what he will get in his piece of cake.
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2018-12-15 07:58
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in honour of St Bridget.
In practically every house on Shrove Tuesday night in this locality pancakes are made for the tea.
Those young girls and boys who did not get married during the Shrove period are well reminded of the fact by many gay boys and girls who spoil their clothes with chalk on Chalker Sunday.
In this locality on Ash Wednesday morning all people attend mass as it is before mass the priest distributes the Blessed ashes.
Of course it is the custom in the locality as in all other parts of Ireland to wear the shamrock on St Patrick’s day.
Another old custom that is observed in this locality on Easter Sunday is that each member of the house should eat more eggs on that day than on any other day throughout the year.
On May day the man of the house brings in a branch of white thorn as the old people say that it a very nice way to bring in the Summer.
All the boys and girls and boys in this locality gather together in one certain place on St John’s night and bonfires are then lighted.
The woman of the house usually kills a cock on St. Martin’s day and sprinkles the blood at the door and sometimes she dips a piece of flannel in the blood and keeps
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2018-12-15 01:30
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John Kerry lived in Cappanaclough in the year 1884. He was noted by his people for being a famous walker. This is one of his great deeds.
He walked to the County Dublin, and home again a distance of 120 miles within a twenty four hour day.
James Butler a native of Raheen, (Abbeyeix) was a famous acrobat.
James Bergin a native of Cappanaclough was a very good runner in his young days. He entered three times for an eight mile road race and got a prize each time.
There was once a man imprisioned in a castle near Ballacolla. With his legs bound he escaped, from the castle, and when persued he made three leaps. Each leap measured twenty one feet. The marks are still to be seen beside the road.
The marks are known as Peter's feet.
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2018-12-15 01:26
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Hedge schools, Mr Dunphy an Irish teacher came from Cork to teach Irish in a hedge school in Cappanaclough in Phelan's field. At that time there were no books used. He did not lodge any where in particular, and he was a travelling teacher. School was taught at night by him
Mr. Finn an indoor teacher who used to teach school in his own house in Cappanaclough at night. Every man that went there gave him a sod of turf and that was how he was paid. He was a native of Cappanaclough.
Mr Murphy a travelling teacher came from Coleraine and lodged in Ballinakill. He was an indoor teacher and used to teach in a cottage in Cappanaclough.
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2018-12-15 00:39
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Written by: Lena O' Connor Std
Told by: Maureen O' Connor
Cragg
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“Gleann Sciobóil”
In Cordal there is a deep glen called “Gleann Sciobóil”. It got its name during Cromwell's time in Ireland. Four or five families of poor Catholics lived in little houses near the glen.
Cromwell's soldiers hunted these men through the glen. The people prayed and at that moment a shed opened over them which shielded them from the soldiers. When the latter went the shed vanished and eversince it is called
“Gleann Sciobóil”
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2018-12-15 00:13
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fear na gcon leis an bhfear eile nárbh aon cat é ach an Diabhal. Annsan dubhairt sé leis an cat a thabhairt leis an chéad lá eile a bhéadh sé ag dul go dtí an sráid-bhaile agus go mbeadh sé féin agus a sgata con ag an áit chéadna agus go bhfiafróchadh sé dhe cad a bhí sa mhála aige. Dubhairt sé leis a rádh gur ceirthlíní snáth do'n bhfigheadóir a bhí aige. Ar maidin lá ar na mhárach dubhairt an fear leis gcat go raibh sé chun é a bhreith ar an sráid bhaile chun na bróga d'fhághail. Do chuir sé isteach i mála é agus d'imthigh sé leis. Do casadh an fear air agus an scata con aige agus d'fiafruig sé dhe cad a bhí sa mhála. Dubhairt an fear gur cúpla ceirthlíní snáth a bhí aige. Arsa an fear eile "Beidh a fhios agam sar i bhfad. Do thóg sé an mála d'oscail sé an córda agus amach leis an gcat. Ní túisce a bhí an cat amuigh ná as go bráth leis na coin na dhiaidh. Do rugadar ar an gcat mbocht agus nuair a bhí sé ag dul chun bháis dubhairt sé trí uaire. "Nách deas an pheidhre bróg é seo a chuiris á ndéanamh dom. Nuair a tháinig an fear abhaile an odhche sin bhí an cat beag na shuidhe i n-aice na
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2018-12-14 23:26
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A blue ribbon is hung out on St. Brigid's Eve. It is said that the saint blesses it on her way around Ireland. When
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2018-12-14 23:25
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she says to the first "take a giant step" or "take a baby step". She can add a number if she likes. In this way every one gets a turn and whoever reaches her the first is the giant.
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2018-12-14 23:23
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Follow the Leader
The girls cut for the leader. They make a straight line with the leader in front of them. She runs everywhere and anywhere tipping anything she likes to tip. Each girl must follow her leader's example; if not she is out of the game.
Great Steps
The tallest girl is the giant. She stands at the wall and the others stand at a distance and make a straight line. Then
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2018-12-14 23:18
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A story is told that after the Famine a cholera broke out among the people. They died in dozens.
The story goes on to say that lots were buried before they were dead. They could not supply coffins for all so
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families used to have stirabout for the three meals. At the end of the week those people used to say that they had twenty-one stirabouts that week. That meant that they had their stirabouts each day of the week.
There was once a man and he had a son named Dan. They used to work every morning before their breakfast. When they used to come in for their breakfast, the very first thing the father would say to the son was "Keep the pegin to your smigín and don't be sthaling it". That meant to keep the wooden rag to his chin and not to be spilling it.
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2018-12-14 23:08
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In other times people used to have potatoes and sour milk. They had the same for supper and dinner. Other
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says thumbs up", each person puts up her thumb. If the leader says "Thumbs up", nobody must put down her thumb until the leader says "Simon says thumbs down. if they do they are out of the game.
Towns.
To play this game a number of players sit round the fire. One person is selected to be the man. The man says to a particular player "give me the name of a town beginning with A". If she is not able to give it she must drop out of the game.
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2018-12-14 23:01
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Simon says Thumbs Up.
Any number of players can play this game. They all sit round the fire. One person is selected to be the leader. When the leader says "Simon
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2018-12-14 22:59
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the church. All the people of the parish knew she was forever praying for a husband.
One day when they saw her coming into the church they put a little boy behind the statue. When the woman went up to the statue she began saying "Oh, Mary, Mother of God, please give me a husband", the little boy from behind the statue said "No husband for Kate". The woman thought it was the Child Jesus who spoke. She looked up and said "Yerra, whisht Child and leave your Mother talk".
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2018-12-14 22:38
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There was once a woman who was always praying for a husband. She used to pray before the statue of the Blessed Virgin and the Child Jesus in
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time her sister and father died. But the girl kept on going with the man.
One night her sister appeared to her and said "Look down at his feet". The next day she looked at his feet. She dropped dead when she saw they were animals feet, for it was the devil she was with all the time.
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time her sister and father died. But the girl kept on poing with the man.
One night her sister appeared to her and said "Look down at his feet". The next day she looked at his feet. She dropped dead when she saw they were animals feet, for it was the devil she was with all the time.
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2018-12-14 22:33
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A certain family were having a party on Snap Apple Night. One of the girls went into a dark room thinking she would see her future husband. She opened every press in the room but they were all covered with cobwebs.
In the finish a man appeared to her. She was dazed and ran out of the room, she said nothing of it to the others. One day a man came to the town. She became great with him and he used to take her out for walks and all. But her father did not want her to be going with him. In the mean
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2018-12-14 22:27
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There is a lonely spot on the Commeragh Mountains called the "Devil's Gap" because there it was said according to long tradition, that the Devil used to be seen or at least an agent from his host.
Two men were talking in a local public house about this
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is hanging out. Those tapes or ribbons are afterwards used as a cure for headaches and sore throats.
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2018-12-14 22:25
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It is an old custom to hang out a black tape on St. Brigid's night. The saint is said to bless any tape or ribbon that
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2018-12-14 22:21
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It is said that if water is left in the house after bathing the feet it will keep out the Holy Souls. But if a few cinders are put in the water it takes the harm out of it.
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2018-12-14 22:18
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Clogheen : Clogheen is generally applied to stony land or to a place full of round stones. There are many townlands in Waterford of that name.
Cranadaniel : Crann is a common name for a tree. Cranadaniel in Waterford means Daniel's Tree.
Derrinlaur : Doire is an oak wood and Derrinlaur a townland in which are the ruins are an old castle, not far from Clonmel is mentioned by the Four Masters who write the name Doire-an-Láir, middle derry.
Curraghmore : Cuirreach, or as it is written in modern Irish, curragh, has two meanings, a race course and a morass. In its first sense it gives name to the Curragh of Kildare which has been used as a racecourse from the most remote ages. In the second sense which is the more general, it enters into the names in the form of Curra, Curragh and Curry which are very common through the four Provinces. Curraghmore, great morass is the name of m ore than thirty townlands scattered over the country.
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chneith do chomhursan

(13) Ní'l grádh dá mhéid nach dtigeann fuath dá réir
(14) Ní'l tuile dá mhéid nach dtrághann ach tuile na nGrást

(15) Muna gcleachtuigheann tú marcuigheacht déanfaidh tú dearar na spuir

(16) An rud is measa le duine ná a bhás b'fhéidir gurb é lár a leasa é

(17) Is fearr bheith ag súl le béal an chuain ná bheith a' súl le béal na h-uaghach

(18) Maireann an crann ar an bhfál ach ní mhaireann an lámh a chuir

(19) Is maith an cáirde lá fada samhraidh
(20) Bíonn cluas mhaol ar fhear na foghla
(21) Síad na daoine bodhara a dhéanann na bréaga
(22) Ní fhághthar saor gan lucht
(23) Téigheann an righineas i bhfhad
(24) Is fearr goradh cúl gcos
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2018-12-14 22:03
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While knocking down a pier of a gate on Mr. Patrick, Delaney’s land at Danestown, my brother, Peter Kennedy of same address found an old stone beside the walls of the ruined house. It now stands where it was found. The stone is about two feet long and one foot broad. The following is a copy of the the
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2018-12-14 21:59
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There is an old stone over a Well in the townland of Knockerk and it is said that the print of St. Patrick’s fingers are on it. The saint was getting a drink and he put his hand on his stone over the well, leaving the impression of his fingers on it. This stone is on Mr. James Byrnes land.
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2018-12-14 21:58
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3.
One white leg buy a horse
Two white legs try a horse
Three white legs look well about him
And four white legs better off without him.
4.
February fills dyke either with the black or white.
February fills dyke on March will
Peck of March dust is worth a king's ransom.
April showers bring forth May flowers.
A wet stormy May fills the haggard with straw and hay.
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2018-12-14 21:56
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(1) An té a bhíonn amuigh fuarann a chuid
(2) An té tá 'á mhúchadh bfhearr leis a bheith a bháthadh
(3) Ní maith ó maoidhtear agus ní inneach ó h-iartar

(4) Is deas an níd é an pósadh ach duine gan eolas a bhíonn gá iarraidh

(5) Bíonn chuile duine go lághach go dtéighidh do bhó in a ghárrdha

(6) Is furast stíall a bhaint de leathar duine eile.

(7) Dá mbeadh grádh agat ar an gcarn aoiligh níor léar duit na suip

(8) Is bocht an níd crann gan duilleabhar
(9) Ní maith sgéal gan úghdar
(10) Níor bhris deagh-fhocal fíacal aríamh
(11) Is fearr lá ag cur tuairisge ná dá lá a' tóruigheacht
(12) Is éasgaidh codladh ar
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2018-12-14 21:54
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1.
They who wash on Monday has all the day to dry.
They who wash on Tuesday are not so much awry'
They who wash on Wednesday are not so much to blame.
They who wash on Thursday wash for shame.
They who wash on Friday wash for every need.
They who wash on Saturday, oh, they are sluts indeed.
2.
Sow Monday morning.
Long legged Tuesday.
Three glasses of grog on Wednesday.
The week is spoiled on Thursday.
Friday is a fast day.
And sweet silver Saturday.
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2018-12-14 21:49
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I went to the Wood for a 'bresne'. I didn't bring crooked sticks nor straight sticks and still I brought my 'bresne'?
'Bresne' was the name of my dog.
I went into the Wood to get something. I looked and couldn't find it and yet I brought it home with me?
A thorn in my foot.
I went up the boreen. I came down the boreen and I carried the boreen on my back.
A ladder
A little red heifer lying by the wall, the more you give her the redder she gets?
A fire.
Why does a hen cross a road?
To get over to the other side.
Why does a hen pick a pot?
Because she couldn't lick it.
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2018-12-14 21:43
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This outside in the meadow inside in the shop and yet no-one can sell it?
The sun.
Little Miss Nancy in a white petticoat the longer she stands the shorter she grows?
A candle.
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2018-12-14 21:41
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I went for three days holidays. I went on Sunday and came home on Sunday, How did I manage it? Sunday was the name of my horse.
What bed is nice and soft, well covered and nicely made yet it is not meant to be slept in? A flower bed.
What flies high, flies low, wears boots and has none? A football.
Where did Noah strike the first nail? On the head.
This moist this damp and green by the banks and this fit for a queen to live in? a grave.
I have a little man above in the field when I would pull his (head) leg his nose will bleed? A pump.
If a man had 20 patches on his trousers what time would it be? Time to get a new one
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2018-12-14 21:39
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In Tramore in olden days wakes were a lot different to what they are today. They were remarkable for gaiety, which held sway during the three days. The first part of the fun at the wake would begin by drinking to the dead person a wish that he was happy in their new life. Afterwards every body would fill up whilst the beer and snuff would last. At about twelve o'clock at night all the widows and old women of the Parish would come to the kitchen and start what is called ''kientacauning''. To listen to those women singing such a mournful chant, is said to make the hearer remember it to her dying days. This chanting would be kept up for twelve hours and it was done with out light except for the candles round the Corpse. When the day for Burial came, all the dead persons
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2018-12-14 21:38
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Biddy Valley Mary the North
Martin the Scallops
Mary Rúistín - rushes
Cáit the Dry - very witty
Tom Caitlín "Knock Hard"
Mary the Dummy
Mary the Teapots - used to sell teapots
Biddy the Crow Mary the Rakes
Mary the Sweep Tommy 'Look Back'
Mary the Ghost Tommy 'Cut the Bags'
Séamus the Sphinx
Patsy 'Chaw the Rag' - 'fighter'
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2018-12-14 21:36
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find none so jovial,
As our Muskerry sportsman young bold Thady Quill.

II
In the all Ireland match between Cork and Tipperary,
That was fought in the park by the banks of the Lee,
Our Gaelic young boys were afraid of being beaten
So they sent for bold Thady to Ballinagree.
He hurled the ball right and left through their facings
Showing the Tipperary boys action and skill
And all round the field went the wild ringing chorus
"Long life to you Thady our own Thady Quill."

III
Young Thady was famous all over the nation
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will certainly kill
Give up all your doctoring your medicine and shaping
For the cure is one shaking from bold Thady Quill.
5
In the year eighty one when bold Parnell was taken,
And Thade was outrageously breaking peace.
He was bound under chains for two years in Kilmainham
With six months hard labour for beating police
He shouldered his rifle and swore that Bejabers,
The last drop of his life blood he surely would spill,
Till Ireland would gain her complete liberation.
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was restored. The ashes are fairies ashes off their fires and it was the fairies who made him blind and cured him.
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2018-12-14 21:31
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Near Fenor in a big field there is a heap of ashes. About 200 years ago there lived a boy near this field. This day he went to the field. There were two stones at each side of the ashes. The boy removed the stones from the ashes; he went home and went to bed. The next morning he went to the field and saw that the stones had been put back. He removed them a second time and they were put back. He did it a third time. But when he awoke on the morning he found he was blind. His parents did not know what had happened. He told them that he had removed the stones from the ashes. A kind friend put them back and his sight
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2018-12-14 21:31
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At the athletic meeting held down in Cloghroe,
He won the long jump without throwing off his waistcoat
Going twenty four feet every sweep he would throw,
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At the Cork exhibition there was a fine lady,
Whose fortune exceeded some millions or more,
A bad constitution had ruined her completely
And medical treatments had failed o'er and o'er,
Now Mama says she I know what will heal me,
And cure the disease that
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2018-12-14 21:27
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ind none so jovial,
As our Muskerry sportsman young bold Thady Quill.

II
In the all Ireland match between Cork and Tipperary,
That was fought in the park by the banks of the Lee,
Our Gaelic young boys were afraid of being beaten
So they sent for bold Thady to Ballinagree.
He hurled the ball right and left through their facings
Showing the Tipperary boys action and skill
And all round the field went the wild ringing chorus
"Long life to you Thady our own Thady Quill."

III
Young Thady was famous all over the nation
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2018-12-14 21:23
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She was swallowed up. Every year at the time it happened she appears crying and sobbing for her mother.
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2018-12-14 21:21
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There is a sand hill in Tramore and it is called the Burrow. The tide comes in between that and Craballmore and there are quicksands there. When the tide goes out it leaves a stream. The body of a shark floated in one day and from then out they called the stream River Shark and there is a phantom seen one night every year there. A man dressed in armour on horseback in a garden. He is called the Gullamugee. If anyone sees him they say that they will die within the year.
One day six girls from Waterford came out to pick cockles to sell. One of the girls, her name was Molly Kelly, was so hot that she went for a bathe and 'twas into the quicksands she stepped
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2018-12-14 21:21
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Ye maids of Duhallow anxious for sporting,
A word of advise I will give unto ye,
Proceed to Banteer to the Athletic meeting,
And hand in your name to the club committee.
But do not comence any sketch of your programme
Till a carriage you'll notice going over the hill
And flying through the valleys and glens of Kilcorney
With our Muskerry sportsman young bold Thady Quill.
Chorus
For rambling and sporting, for gambling and courting,
And empty a bowl sure as fast as you'd fill,
In all your days roving you'll
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2018-12-14 21:05
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The occupants of this locality observe many old customs.
On Christmas night as in all other parts of Ireland it is an old custom for the people to light a candle in each window of the house.
Before the children go to bed on Christmas night they hang up their stockings as they expect Santa Claus will come during the night and bring them many gifts.
On that night also before the woman of the house goes to bed she leaves a meal on the table and it is an old custom that the man of the house should never bolt the door on Christmas night.
Of course the young boys of the locality still keep up the old custom on St Stephens day by dressing up in funny fashions and going out “hunting the wren”.
In every Catholic home on the first of Febuary there is a little cross put up on the ceiling
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2018-12-14 20:43
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The Cremeen
This field is owned by Mr. Farrell of Realthogue. It is about two acres in area.
It is called this name because the river Cremeen runs through it.
The Raheen
Mr. Farrell of Realthogue is the owner of the field and it is about five acres in area.
Got it’s name because there is a mound in the field. Crooks of gold of considerable value are said to have been hidden there long ago.
The “Knock-Mark” and “Parack-a-Clabar”
Both fields are the property of Mr. Farrell, Realthogue. They consist of about four and six acres respectively
Derivation Unknown
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2018-12-14 20:32
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The Well Field
Belonging to Mr. Laurence Tully of Realthogue, Brownstown
It is called this name because there is a Well in the corner of the field
The Clough-fia
Also property of Mr. Lee. Tully, Follistown Area- about six acres
So called because there is a quarry with very bright stones in it.
The Potato Field
Owned by Mr. Lee. Tully Follistown. The area of the field is about fourteen acres
Potatoes were grown in huge quantities there long ago.
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2018-12-14 20:25
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Once upon a time there lived a widow who had a son in Africa in the war. The son wrote home to his mother and told her that he was making a shift for Ladysmith.
This poor mother was simple. It was one of the neighbours who read the letter for her.
"An bhleagáird" arsa sí, "nuair a bhí sé sa bhaile ní cuirfeadh sé stitch dó féin agus anois tá sé ag déanamh 'shift' do Ladysmith. Cé hí Ladysmith, ní fhedair?" arsa sí.
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2018-12-14 20:21
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Name of field
Owner’s name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivtion of Name
The Bleach
Mr. Eugene Tully of Realthogue, Brownstown. The field consists of about five acres.
Called this name because people used to bleach flax and linen in it long ago
The Granny-Mór
Owned by Mr. E. Tully Realthogue. Area of field- about two acres.
Derivation Unknown
The Crockan
Also by Mr. Eugene Tully of Realthogue. It is about two acres in area
Derivation unknown
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2018-12-14 20:21
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
The Rooskeen
Ownerd by Mr. T. Daly Follistown. It is about ten acres in area.
So called because it is a long narrow field
The Mullagh Helpeen
Also owned by Mr. T. Daly of Follistown. The area of it is about twelve acres
Derivation Unknown
The Fox Convent
Owned- Mr. L. Tully Realthogue, Brownstown. It is almost two acres in area.
Got its name from a fox convent situated beside it.
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2018-12-14 20:19
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did; but the farmer did not want him only for one hour. His wife told him that she had no food to feed him.
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Next day John went off again to seek work again. He went to another farmer. The farmer told him to milk the cows. John went out he got a dish and went to the cow-shed. At first he caught the cow's horns and began to pull them. The farmer asked him what was he doing. "Be off at once" said the farmer. John went off. When he came home his wife asked him did he get any work. John replied "no." "What will we do." "We will die with the hunger" said his wife.
John went off a third day and on his way he met a beggar man. "Can I go with you" said John. "Yes" said the beggar and off they went.
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2018-12-14 20:16
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1. Cionus mar a bheadh an t-ubhaillín ach mar a bheadh an t-abhaillín.
2. Tóg do bhean o'réie a duthchais.
3. Ní h-iad na mná deasa a fiuicheann na corcán.
4. Torramh na bhfaoileán agus socraid na bpartán.
5. An timcheall chun an teampuill agus an chómhgar chun an Aifreann.
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1. Lán de pháirc de bhuaibh bána agus bó mmór dhearg eatorra.
Do chuid fiachla agus do teanga.
2. Caora dubh agus lomradh bán uirre.
Císte ins an oighean.
3. Tháinigh sé isteach ar gualann duine agus chuaidh sé amach na snáithín síoda.
Foidh mona.
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2018-12-14 20:14
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Name of Field
Owner’s Name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name.
The Tenanys Meadow
Owner- Mr. Pat Mullen Follistown, Navan. It is about ten acres in area
Origin of Name Unknown.
The Marble-hole
Owned by Mr. Jack Daly of Follistown. Area of field- about two acres
It is called this because there is a small disused quarry in it.
The Orchard
This field is the property of Mr. Tom Daily of Follistown. It consists of about three acres
Got its name because there was once an orchard in it.
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2018-12-14 20:08
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Bhí eagla ar an mbuachaill dul to tigh an fheirmeora an oíche sin. Do chuaidh sé isteach sa lios agus do chaith sé an oíche ann. Thug na Daoine Maithe go leor airgid dó agus bhí sé ina fhear saibhir as son amach.
Do cheannaigh sé feirm dó féin agus níor chuaidh sé in aice a shean-mháistir ó shoin.
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2018-12-14 20:07
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Name of field
Owner’s name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivtion of Home
The Bleach
Mr. Eugene Tully of Realthogue, Brownstown. The field consists of about five acres.
Called this name because people used to bleach flax and linen in it long ago
The Granny-Mór
Owned by Mr. E. Tully Realthogue. Area of field- about two acres.
Derivation Unknown
The Crockan
Also by Mr. Eugene Tully of Realthogue. It is about two acres in area
Derivation unknown
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2018-12-14 20:06
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Name of Field
Owners name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derivation of Name
Clon-Reagh
Owned by Mr. Benjamin Boles, Follistown, Navan. The area of the field is about eleven acres
Origin of the name Unknown
The mine-hole
Also owned Mr. B. Boles of Follistown, Navan. Area of field- about six acres.
Probably got its name from a coal mine that once supplied the neighbours with coal.
The Purthies
This field is owned by Mr. Pat Mullen Follistown, Navan. It consists of about twenty six acres
Derivation Unknown
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2018-12-14 20:05
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Bhí feirmeoir ann uair amháin agus bhíodh sé an-chruaidh ar an bhfear oibre a bhí aige. Níor mhaith le aoinne dul ag obair chuige an mbeadh obair le fáil ó aoinne eile aige.
Bhí sé de mhí ádh ar buachaill dul in aimsir chuige. Dúirt an feirmeoir leis nár mhór do bheith ina shuidhe go moc ar maidin mar go raibh coirce le cur sa pháirc.
D'éirigh an buachaill go moch ar maidin ach ní raibh aoinne chun a bhricfeast a thabhairt dó. Nuair a tháinigh an dinnéar dob é an sgéal céanna é. Bhí sé ag titim i laigheacht leis an ocras.
Cuaidh sé go dtí áit ina raibh lios. Do chuaidh sé isteach sa lios. Do bhí dinnéar breá ar an mbórd agus dubhairt na Daoine Maithe leis suidhe chun an mbórd agus a dhóthain d'ithe agus d'ól. Nuair a bhí a dhóthain ithe agus ólta aige thug sé buíochas dóibh. Agus dubhairt an fear leo go dtabharfadh sé cabhair dóibh nuair a bheadh an coirce aibidh.
Nuair a tháinigh an Foghmhair do thug an buachaill ualach maith den coirce dos na daoine maithe. An maidin ina dhiaidh bhí fhios ag an feirmeoir go raibh cuid den na choirce imithe. Tháinigh fearg air leis an mbuachaill agus do bhuail sé é.
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2018-12-14 19:56
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declined to comply with the order until he should hear from the Lord Lieutenant. Immediately Oxbergh, Colonel Moore and Colonel Grace besieged the Castle. No provisions could be obtained by the besieged and finally a treaty was agreed upon. Sir Laurence Parsons was arrested but later on he was released. Oxbergh then had his regiment int he castle and in the town of Birr. In April 1689 Sarsfield was sent by Lord Tir Connell to review the army. On his arrival in Birr, Oxbergh's regiment was drawn up on the Birr meadows. Several officers and ladies attended the review. While Sarsfield was inspecting the troops two soldiers ran from the ranks. Immediately Sarsfield threw off his jackboots and pursued them. They were soon over-taken and condemned to death but Oxbergh's
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2018-12-14 19:53
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Name of field
Owner’s name, Address of Owner,
Size of Field
Derwation of Home
The Bleach
Mr. Eugene Tully of Realthogue, Brownstown. The field consists of about five acres.
Called this name because people used to bleach flax and linen in it long ago
The Granny-Mór
Owned by Mr. E. Tully Realthogue. Area of field- about two acres.
Derwation Unknown
The Crockan
Also by Mr. Eugene Tully of Realthogue. It is about two acres in area
Derwation unknown
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2018-12-14 19:51
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Another story is about the year 1688 Birr became infested with robbers and the neighbourhood was in perpetual alarm. In consequence of this Sir P. Parsons received into Birr Castle about 80 of his tenants and neighbours with their wives and children and ordered the gates to be closed. Then Colonel Oxbergh who was serving under King James reported to Lord Tir Connell that Parsons held a garrison against the King. Oxbergh then got an order to demand the Castle. Parsons
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2018-12-14 19:47
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"Don't be a fool", cried the dean. "It has two legs, I will soon prove it". With that the dean cracked his whip and of course the goose let down it's leg. Jack thought for a moment, then said "Perhaps sir if you had cracked your whip on the night of the dinner the leg would leap up my neck".
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2018-12-14 19:45
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This is a story about Dean Swift, a famous write. On occasion he gave a dinner and amongst the food prepared was a goose. The goose was well prepared so well that Jack the servant boy could not resist the temptation of tasting a small bit off the leg of the goose. After a while he tasted another bit and it was not before he had the whole leg gone. At the dinner the Dean noticed the leg missing from the goose. He said nothing then but gave Jack a severe telling off later. A few days later the Dean went riding attended by Jack. On the way they passed a flock of geese on the roadside. One of the geese was standing on one leg. Jack noticed this and cried out to the dean. "Look sir, there is a goose over there with only one leg
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2018-12-14 19:39
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I heard this story from my father whose name and address is:
Mr. Patrick O'Meara
Curraghgloss
Lorrha
Birr
22.6.'38
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2018-12-14 19:36
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Funny Stories
There are many funny stories told about places in this parish. The old Irish were very witty and they made names for the places where anything funny happened.
There is a farm in the district called Liosagada. One night there was a young many going home from rambling. He got into a field and he saw a Leiprecan. Before the Leiprecan could get away the many seized him, and asked him for the purse of gold. The Leiprecan refused at first, but after a while he told the man where the gold lay hidden. The man saw a thistle near where the gold was, and he put a gad around it. He went home for a bar a spade and a light, and when he came back there was a gad around every thistle in the field.
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2018-12-14 19:33
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Hurling 31-5-1938
Long ago there were many hurling matches in this district. Over fifty years ago there was a great match at Ballincor, in the parish of Lorrha. The match was between Lorrha and the Silvermines in which Lorrha won by one goal to nothing. It was a very exciting game.
There were twenty one on each side. The pitch was played in Mr. Donoghue's field. There were eight O'Meara's playing, two Wrafters, William Reddin, two Walshes, two Carrolls, two Morans, Patrick Ryan, Patrick Kelly and Daniel Donoghue. The man who showed fame on the field was "Paddy the Champion" who was a powerful hurler. The goal was got either by William Reddin or Patrick Ryan. At that time it
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2018-12-14 19:27
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Under the fire and over the fire and never touches the fire?
(A cake in an oven)
Why does a cobbler work until midnight?
(Because it is never too late to mend)
Lexy Killeen
Lorrha G.N.S.
30:11:'37
Townland: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
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2018-12-14 19:26
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Long legs, short thighs, little head and no eyes?
(A pair of tongs)
What is the difference between a hill and a pill?
(A pill is hard to get down and a hill is hard to go up)
Jimmy inside the ditch, and Jimmy outside the ditch and if you touch Jimmy he will bite you?
(A nettle)
What goes around the world in a corner?
(A stamp)
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2018-12-14 19:24
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What has an eye but cannot see?
(A Needle)
When may a ship be said not be on water?
(When it is on fire)
Why is a plum cake like the ocean?
(Because it contains many currants) (currents)
A little house without a door, full of food without salt?
(An egg)
Mary Goonan
Lorrha G.N.S.
26:11:'37
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2018-12-14 19:23
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What is it that rises and falls, travels about and wears shoes out but never had any shoes?
(A football)
What grows larger the more you take from it?
(A hole when a man is digging it)
I went to America and stopped there and came back because I never went there. What am I?
(A watch)
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2018-12-14 19:20
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What goes round the wood, and round the wood and never gets into the wood?
(The bark of the tree)
Eileen Quinlan
24:11:'37
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2018-12-14 19:20
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Where is the smallest bridge on earth?
(The bridge on your nose)
Little cow, Brandy, under the wall, give her food and she will eat it all, give her a drink and she will die?
(A fire)
What is it that always walks with it's head down?
(A nail in your boot)
What's full and holds more?
(A pot full of potatoes when you pout water in)
Headed like a thimble
Tailed like a rat
You may guess for ever
But you couldn't guess that?
(A pipe)
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2018-12-14 19:18
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Which birds set us the best example?
(Crows because they never quarrel without cause) (caws)
Why is a peacock like the figure 9?
(Because without a tail it is nothing)
What roof covers the most noisy tenant?
(The roof of the mouth)
Why is the heart of an oak tree compared to a dog's tail?
(Because it is furthest from the bark)
Carmel O'Meara
Lorrha G.N.S.
22:11:37
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2018-12-14 19:16
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What tree bears the most fruit to the market
(An axle tree of a car)
What is the quickest way to make a tall man short?
(Take all his money and he will be very short)
What is it we all have but few hold?
(Our tongue)
Iron nose, timber toes, and on my word it would frighten the crows?
(A gun)
19:11:'37
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2018-12-14 19:13
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What is the difference between a glutton and a hungry man?
(One eats too long, and the other longs to eat)
Joan Killeen.
Lorrha G.N.S.
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2018-12-14 19:12
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What is it that the miser spends and spendthrift saves, and everyone brings it to the grave?
(Nothing)
What is the difference between a bankrupt and a feather bed?
(One is hard up and the other soft down)
Why is a conceited girl like a music book?
(Because she is full of airs)
What is it that goes up the chimney down, but it would not go up a chimney up?
(An umbrella)
What is the resemblance between noblemen and books?
(Both have titles)
19:11:'37
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2018-12-14 18:52
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in winter. There is a manger in the stable for holding hay and there is a building of cement with a hole in it for the horse to eat oats out of.
There is a staple fastened to the manger and a chain hanging out of it and this chain is fastened to a rope which is around the horses neck. There is a block at the end of the chain which pulls it down and the horse himself pulls it up.
The floor of the stable is paved with stones and cement and there is a hole in the wall for leaving a brush for cleaning the horse in. Some of the hair is clipped off the horse at the beginning of Winter with
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2018-12-14 18:47
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(1) Ní hé an té is giorra duit d'oirfead duit
(2) Bhfuil a bheinn bhrín ullamh dom fós i an leaba
(3) Tá doicheall an chait air i go mbeadh luch aici
(4) Is gairid go dtuitfe tú leis an mbata
(5) Cómh h-umhal le slat sailighe.
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2018-12-14 18:46
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in the open generally near a river, they also make ploughs, harrows and gates.
Forge water is a good cure for chilblains.

Townland: Ballymacegan
Parish: Lorrha
County: Tipperary
Celia Dowd
Lorrha G.N.S.
6-9-'38
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Local Forges
There are six forges in this parish. Two of these forges belong to Mr. Meara, one to Mr. Bouchier, another to Mr. Lane, another to Mr. Brereton and another to Mr. Delahunty.
Two of these forges are in Lorrha, one in Ballymacegan, one in Killeen, another at the Pike of Rathcabbin and another in Clonmona.
Mr. Delahunty's forge is roofed with tiles, Mr. Brereton's with inc, Mr. Bouchier's with timber and the remaining three are thatched. The smiths shoe horses and asses. The forge fire is made of coal. The implements used are, an anvil, hammer, sledge, pincers, puffer, punch, knife, rasp, vice, nails and iron.
There is a white powder called borax used in welding iron.
There is a white powder called borax used in welding iron. The smiths shoe wheels out
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2018-12-14 18:42
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for home and found the blade about one hundred yards from the fort.
Townland; Abbeyville
Parish; Lorrha
County; Tipperary
I heard about this fairy fort from my father whose address is
Mr George Killeen
Abbeyville
Lorrha
Birr

Joan Killeen
Lorrha G.N.S. 23-9-'38
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2018-12-14 18:39
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It is customary for the newly wedded pair not to return to the bride's home till a month has elapsed from the wedding date.
Townland: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Celia Dowd
Lorrha G.N.S.
31.8.'38
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2018-12-14 18:39
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with the froth of the milk.
There was a story told about a cow who did not belong to anybody. This cow was enchanted for she could supply milk to the whole neighbourhood. No matter how much milk a person would take from her she would still have enough for as many more as required milk. At last an old witch came with a sieve and kept milking until the cow died and the sieve was as near to being filled when she started milking as when the cow died.
My father has a horse on the farm and he is in in a stable
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2018-12-14 18:38
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Marriage Customs
Marriages take place most frequently in this district during Shrove.
June is supposed to be a luck month in which to be married and there is an old rhyme
"Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
And Saturday no good at all".
Matches are still made in the district. Money, stock and land are given as dowry. No one in the district remembers marriages taking place in the houses. After the wedding there is a feast held in the bride's home and an old shoe is thrown after the car in which the bride and groom are travelling.
This is supposed to bring luck on the pair.
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I heard this story from my father whose name wand address is:
Mr. Patrick O'Meara
Curraghgloss
Lorrha
Birr
22.6.'38
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2018-12-14 18:35
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A True Story
Long ago there was a man ploughing in a field and when it was time for dinner two of his children - a boy and a girl - came out to mind the horses.
While the man was away the boy looked into a field and he saw a great many little boys hurling and as the boy had a hurley with him he went out to hurl with the other little boys.
He was hurling with them for about half an hour and he could never get a stroke at the ball. All of a sudden the boy vanished and the other boy never saw them again.
But while they were hurling they boy got a stroke on the knee and was lame for some time.
Townland: Curraghgloss
Parish: Lorrha
County: Tipperary
Carmel O'Meara
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2018-12-14 18:34
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2018-12-14 18:34
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Acht má téigheann ort an imirt déin liom ionad
Is raghadh id feachaint lá'l Muire go Buidhe Cnoc na Stógh.
4.
Ó s mhéinn liomsa feasta ar do gaolta labhairt
A tréinfir gan gangaidh a shíolruig an phór
Gréogog is Craithigh is na Paoraig a bfearra
Lucht éigse do labhairt lucht saoghad agus treoir
Níl aon díobh na mbeathadh a réidhfeadh ár ngeasa
Glaoidhte as diaidh t-ainm sa tír ud iddheoidh
Ó sheanais do charaid dul fé Béal Lic' Inglasa
Mar chuaidh Phoebus fé scamall sa buidhe Cnoc fé Bhrón.
5.
Ós éigin liomsa feasta
Géilleadh dod teastas
A tréan fuil a gcanais
Imbuidhe Chnoc fé Bhrón
At-aon mhc id ghlachad
Fé luadar ins na Flaithis
Ag tabhairt saor-bhreach ar t-anam
Is id saoradh ó gach brón
Beannacht Maighdean na bgFlathas
Ar cuadas fé na brata
Iobhra na scaibeall na gcros is 'na gcaróin
Beannacht na naomh is na n-aingeal
Is gach n-aon díobh dár taighighis
Is mo bheannacht féin leat gan ghangaid
Go ríochtact geal na gcómhacht
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2018-12-14 18:32
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I heard this story from my mother whose name and address are:-
Mrs. Goonan,
Portland,
Lorrha,
Birr.
Townland: Portland
Parish: Lorrha
County: Tipperary
20.6.1938
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2018-12-14 18:30
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seen in the field again.
Townland: Abbeyville
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Lexy Killeen
Lorrha G.N.S.
I heard this story from Thomas Gill whose address is
Mr Thomas Gill
Abbeyville
Lorrha
Birr
17.6.1938
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2018-12-14 18:29
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A Funny Story
There was once a minister who could get no one to work for him. One day a man came along and said he could plough, he was then engaged. Next day he went out to plough. It happened that a neighbour had a jackdaw which could talk, and each time it saw a worm it said "I'll nab you". This jackdaw got mixed with the crows which followed the plough and when the man heard "I'll nab you" he did not know what was wrong and became afraid. Next day the minister went out with the man and he heard, "I'll nab you". Then the minister who never believed in ghosts became afraid. As the jackdaw came to the headland two worms came up and the jackdaw said "I'll nab the two of you", the man hearing this got frightened and neither the minister nor the man was ever
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2018-12-14 18:28
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stuck in the ground. There is an iron ring on the stake and a chain fastened to it and this chain is tied around the cows neck. This ring which is on the stake goes up and down according to how the cow lies down or stands up and there are small cement walls separating one cow from another.
The cowhouse is called the ''byre'' and there are no emblem hung in it so as to bring luck.
When the old people went milking a cow they used to milk the first few drops on the ground for the fairies and when they were finished they used to make a cross on the cows back
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2018-12-14 18:19
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1.
Aréir is mé ag machnamh ar maidin an leasa
Cé cídhfinn cugham ag tarraingt ach an t-sidhe bruineall óg
A raibh a brat chumha léí go talamh a cuacha gan casadh
A geuga, bhí ar leathad sí ag síor-shile deor.
D'fiosfluigheas féin de'n ainnir cér díobh í nó a h-ainm
An tú sidhe-bhean na Craige Raontairt nó Mór
Nó Anna Caomh Nic Gearailt godh gur do lugha dár gcaoradh
Ag teacht ag éileamh an mharcaigh go Buidhe Cnoc na Síóg.
2.
Siud taobh liom an ainnir a raibh a scéim chruth mar eala
An reiltionn gan ghangaid dobáilne ar bith snódh
A shéim - fir a labhair ag gear gol 'sa ceasnghail
Réidhfe me do gheasa ach suidfimíd go fóill
Is mé Anna Caomh Nic Ghearailt ó Dun Aolta na Seabhac
Mar a bhfuil trean-fuil ag caismirt go dianmhar im dheoidh
Táim céasda le fada ó bheith ag éileamh bhúr mairbh
Is gurb é Pilib séimh ó Fathais fáth mo dhubróin.
3.
Mo bhrón is mo thuirse an séimh fear gan fuinneamh
A bheith daor-snuidte i dtinneas is neamh faolteach i mbrón
Nó an féidir go gcuirfeadh an séchle ort an cluiche
Glaodh feasta ar Muire is ar Mhaighdin na h-Óige
Beidh do céile is do leinbh ag géar gol go cinnail
Ie éileamh a Pilib atá suite gan treoir
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2018-12-14 18:18
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The Care of Farm Animals.
My father has many animals on the farm namely a horse, an ass, four cows, seven big cattle and four calve, eleven ewes and sixteen lambs, two goats, two cats and one dog named ''barlo''
The cows have not got names. When the old people were putting cows or calves into a field they used to say ''hersh on'' and when they would be putting them out of the field they used to say ''go on pruggies.''
The cow house is a whitewashed house with two doors on it and it has a galvanised roof.
The cows are tied to stakes which are
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2018-12-14 17:38
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I play games such as "marks" and "hares and hounds". "Marks" :- Two boys go off each having a pocket full of bits of papers. Then they go into a wood and drop bits of papers as they go along.
After a while the pursuers go on the track scenting the "marks". As soon as the pursuers get the scent they follow the bits of papers buts the pursued fool them. They go back again by the way they came and hide until the pursuers go by and then they screech out "tally-ho" and run back to where they started from followed by their comrades.
"Hares and hounds" :- That game is much the same as "marks" except there are no papers and the hares have to hide within a limited area. They have a little house into
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As I went up the hill I felt the hill shaking and what was it but twenty-five magpies tearing and scraping. :- A harrow.
A long-legged father and a fat mother and three small children. :
A pot.
What is brought to the table, cut and divided but never eaten?
A pack of cards.
Why is Ireland like a bottle?
Because there is a "Cork" in it.
'Tis deep and 'tis damp, and 'tis green around the bank. 'Tis fit for the Lord and Lady. : A grave.
Eighty sheep went out a gap,
Eighty more went after that,
Then the dog and master went after that. How many feet were that? Two feet.
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2018-12-14 17:28
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A good deal of old talk was round a family called Manning who lived in a lane now called "Glenlion" about 35 or 40 years ago.
The father died and it is said that at his death great disturbance was felt around the place like a small earth quake in fact.
It was also said that the Rosary in the house was a very lengthy proceeding because as the members of the family were all deaf no one knew what any one else was saying and so the same prayers were repeated many times.
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2018-12-14 17:26
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"Hailstone Jack" was not at all liked by the people in this parish for he was an orange man and hated the Pope.
"Red Paddy" got his name from his red hair and was of a very reserved disposition.
He was a beautiful whistler and was always whistling a tune which he called "Brian Boru's March"
He used to do stone-breaking in the local quarries.
Since I wrote about above I heard another interesting little story about "Hailstone Jack".
Once in the Summer a farmer required an extra labouring-man so he asked Jack would he hire with him but Jack replied "I am a hailstone maker by trade and I cannot afford to give you assistance"
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2018-12-14 17:24
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giving him a half-crown he thanked him in this way
"I have travelled East
I have travelled West
And I've travelled all Dungannon
But I never met a decenter man
that Fr. James Buchanan."
"Stack'o Rags was to be seen very regularly in this locality (in this Co) about 40 or 45 years ago.
He carried at least 6 over-coats on his back as well as numerous other articles of clothing.
On his head he wore about 4 tall hats, one on top of the other.
On the extreme top a bunch of spools hung from a piece of cord which put a most peculiar appearance on the strange old man.
"Paddy Whack" was another well known traveller in the place about 30 years ago and got his name from his habit of whacking or hitting the daisies with an ash plant which he always carried in his hand.
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2018-12-14 17:21
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Perhaps it would be interesting to hear something about a most peculiar old man called "John the Shell" by nickname who often visited this locality about 40 years ago.
He travelled all over Ireland and he said himself that Galtrim in our own Co. Meath was his favourite place.
He was well known and liked by nearly every priest in the country.
He always wore priest's clothes and had a beautiful head of long wavy brown hair hanging down his back.
He always carried 5 or 6 bundles of Hazel sticks in his arms and across his back, and he imagined that the marks on the skin of those sticks were ladies' faces.
Fr. Buchanan who is buried in the Church yard in Navan was his most intimate friend and once when the kind-hearted priest was
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2018-12-14 17:17
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(No.1) If the first visitor to a new house throws a piece of silver in the door the people in the house will never want for money.
(No. 2) It is lucky to have a dark man as your first visitor on New Year's morning.
Maire Ni Chonriogh
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Mrs. J King
Foynes
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2018-12-14 17:16
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It is said that there is a gold fish up in barrigone well and that anyone weeing it will get better no matter what sickness they have.
Barrigone water
One day my mother's arm came out of the socket and her Aunt put some Barrigone water on it. After a few days her arm got better.
Maire Ni Chongriogh
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Miss A Jackson
Corgrig, Foynes
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60 years ago a well known Irish boxer.
An old woman who was commonly known as the "Rucky Woman" was born on a ship on the Atlantic Ocean.
She had 9 children who unfortunately all lost their faith and died except her youngest daughter whom she put into a convent.
She became a nun and went out foreign and after some time became a Rev. Mother.
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2018-12-14 17:15
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they always found good friends in the people of Yellow Furze.
Mathew Creegan was very popular in the locality and the children looked forward to his visit as he had a great sense of humour and was never happy except while amusing children by his with.
"Black Jo" was a more recent one and he died about 16 years ago in the Trim Home.
Phelim McGuiness was a most remarkable traveller and people said that he was a schoolmaster about 80 years ago and there must be some truth in this for he was seen several times with a cane and book in his hands teaching and slapping the bushes generally along the Priest's Road and he said himself that this very old road was his favourite one in Ireland
"Jack Byrne" was to be seen in the district very often and was a close relative of Simon Byrne who was about
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who was about 4 years old came into the house after playing outside and the instant the strange old lady saw him she took up her travelling bag and ran out of the house as fast as she was able.
No one ever knew the reason of her strange notion.
"Little Katty" was another visitor who came to the place occasionally.
She was a very holy person and always carried her beads and was remarkably fond of little children.
Another old woman was called the "Lady Bán".
"Paddy the Dandy" was a well known and popular traveller too.
He was a native of Louth and originated from a very old family who were evicted the time of the "Wrack Rents"
Paddy and his mother were obliged to take to the roads, and
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2018-12-14 17:09
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It was taught in Johnstown school by this old teacher long before there was any talk of an Irish Revival.
The following are a few of the travellers who paid frequent visits to this locality about 50 years ago.
The "Priest's Sister" was perhaps the most well known.
She was really a priest's sister who had "come down in the world" through no fault of her own she said herself.
She was a most peculiar person and would not sleep in a house in which there was a male person and when meeting one on the road she would either cross the ditch into the field or cover her face with a cloth which she always carried in her hand for the purpose.
Once about 40 year ago she came into the house of my grandmother and asked her to make a cup of tea for her and while drinking it my grandmother's small son who
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2018-12-14 17:08
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It was taught in Johnstown school by this old teacher long before there was any talk of an Irish Revival.
The following are a few of the travellers who paid frequent visits to this locality about 50 years ago.
The "Priest's Sister" was perhaps the most well known.
She was really a priest's sister who had "come down in the world" through no fault of her own she said herself.
She was a most peculiar person and would not sleep in a house in which there was a male person and when meeting one on the road she would either cross the ditch into the field or cover her face with a cloth which she always carried in her hand for the purpose.
Once about 40 year ago she came into the house of my grandmother and asked her to make a cup of tea for her and while drinking it my grandmother's small son was
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2018-12-14 17:08
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turn his coat inside out and put it on him again. He would then find his way alright.
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2018-12-14 17:07
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There is a "stray sod" in one of Miss Murphy's fields in Sicily. Several people went astray in it at dark and had to keep travelling in a circle round it all night. It is supposed that when a person steps on a stray sod he should
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2018-12-14 17:06
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About 70 years ago I hear that certain people made use of some "travellers" to teach them Irish.
One who availed of this opportunity was a teacher in the next parish - Mr. Sheridan.
He found out that several of the poor men who used to come to his door for alms were native Irish Speakers, and so he always addressed a "caller" in Irish.
If he answered in the old tongue he was brought in, tea or dinner was put before him and when he left his host accompanied him for miles talking Irish and getting the "Blás" from the poor man whose only possession was the native tongue of the Gael.
The teacher became very proficient because he studied Irish from books in his spare time and got the spoken language from his poor visitors.
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2018-12-14 17:04
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If piseogs are worked on you, you should put a plough in the fire and when the plough is reddened the person who is working them will come crying to you to take it out.
If people going on a journey chance to meet a brown haired woman. They say they should turn back. They believe it is unlucky.
People think it is unucky to lend salt.
When a person try to stop some other person's butter or produce, they get up in the morning before the cows are milked they go into the land and take a white sheet with them and pull it along the grass. So when a person try to stop grass they put a bag of feathers inside the wall of the land.
Caitlin Nic Uilleagoid
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Mr A Tailor
Foynes
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Aunty to make her a cup of tea.
She was most particular and asked for a clean white tablecloth and china cup.
She said she saw the day when she had two maids to attend on her and that she descended from a very old Irish family who lost their house and property during the famine.
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2018-12-14 17:03
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clothing and she is dry again.
Once around Christmas this year - she got a bad cold. The P.P. sympathised with her when she called to his house but she said in a voice hoarse with sore throat "I'll get rid if it where I got it - on the road" and she did.
It is said she was a teacher in her early days.
She shows little sign of her education if so, except in her apt sagings. For example, one day a little girl, named Power annoyed her and she said at once "It is not the first time a "Baby Power" caused trouble.
I have often heard that she trades in clothes which she gets from kind friends and disposes of again to poorer people.
She carries them all on her person so that the purchaser has the advantage of seeing the coat on a "mannequin" as well as of having it "ready aired" and comfortable.
(by my house) Once while passing by my house she came in and asked my
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of Sicily, Duleek. It is supposed that under this bush there is a gun of gold hidden and this little man comes at night with his lantern to guard it.
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2018-12-14 17:00
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Among all the "travellers" who visit this place the most famous and the best known is "Mary Blue Ribbon"
No one knows her real name. She is known far and wide by this title.
She must be between 70 & 80 years of age and still her energy seems to be as good as ever for she travels miles and miles - always walking.
She thinks nothing of the journey to Navan from this - 5 good miles - and when seen entering the town she is walking with head erect and quick step as if she had only just set out.
She often returns here again to her favourite lodging place the same day and never seems tired.
The strange part is that she seems to wear 3 times the amount of clothing worn by the ordinary person.
When it rains heavily on her she can take off one or two layers of
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2018-12-14 17:00
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By rubbing bog moss to a burn it would cure it. If passing a quarry and to all a stone with water on top of it by dipping the wart which the person has in would cure it.
To cure a sore throat is to put salt into a silk stocking and heat it, then tie around the neck and hold a jug ov hot water and let the steam into the throat.
There is a little plant that grows on the stone wall with a pink flower called the crayon's bell, if there is a little knot made with a piece of cord, that is when cattle fall down with disease, and if this is done three times in succession the animal is cured.
The water in which woodbine leaves have been boiled is a cure for diseases on horses.
A cobweb is used to stop blood.
If you bury a piece of meat in the earth and when the meat will rot the wort which you have will rot.
Caitlin Nic Uilleagoid
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Mr. A Tailor
Foynes
88 years
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2018-12-14 16:59
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She consented and built a rockery with other stones. Every times she held a garden party afterwards she held it in the sunshine.
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2018-12-14 16:57
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This is a piece taken from a home-woven linen sheet - one of a set given to Mrs. Sheridan when she went to teach in Mt. Hanover about 72 years ago.
The sheets were woven by her mother Mrs. McCabe, Castle Park, Slane and were not new when given as a parting gift to her. They must be nearing, if not over, their century and are quite sound yet.
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2018-12-14 16:57
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When a robin flies a sign of bad weather. If sea-birds approach the land = a sign of bad weather
A rainbow in the morning is a Shepherd's warning.
A ranbow at night is a Shepherd'd delight
Maire Ni Chonriogh
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Mrs. J King
Foynes
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2018-12-14 16:56
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"Lady Ahern"
This was a familiar figure around Beauparc and Stackallen about 50 years ago. She was so called because of her gentle refined ways and accent. She was one day in the Church at Rushwee during the celebration of Mass and was distracting the Priest - Fr. Rooney by carrying on private devotions of her own. He shouted down "Put that woman out".
This was done and after a few minutes the new silence was broken by a rough country man's voice saying "She's gone in d'other doore now Father".
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A. on the outside
9) What is the difference between sixteen oz of tea and a girl using a typewriter
A. One weighs a point and the other pounds away.
Maire Ni Chonriogh
Foynes Girls School
Got above from Mrs. J King
Foynes
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2018-12-14 16:54
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Mrs. Tully at home.
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1) What would you give a horse to make him fast?
A. Nothing
2) How many feet has forty sheep a shepherd and his dog?
A. Two feet
3) What is it that has legs and cannot walk
A. chair
4) Why doesn't it matter if a beggar wears a very short coat
A. because it will be long enough before he gets another.
5) What is the difference between a bottle of medicine and a hearthrug
A. One is shaken up and taken and the other is taken up and shaken
6) Why is a policeman like a rainbow
A. Because he appears afer a storm
7) When is a ten-Shilling note of no value
A. When compared iwth a pount note because it is worth-less
7) What key is the hardest to turn
A. A donkey
8) On which side of a jug is the handle
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(No.1) Every fox praises his own tail.
(No. 2) Look before your leap
(No. 3) Never too late to learn
(No. 4) A rolling stone gathers no moss.
(No. 5) With God even across the sea. Without him not even to the threshold.
(No. 6) Be just and fear not
(No. 7) There's many a slip twixt cup and lip
(No. 8) A stitch in time saves nine
(No. 9) The longest way round is the shortest way home
(No.10) A little pot is soon hot
(No.11) There is no rose without a thorn
(No.12) A green Christmas makes a fat graveyard.
Maire Ni Chonriogh
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Mr. J Jackson
Corgrig, Foynes
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2018-12-14 16:48
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Mrs. Tully Johnstown who was married about the year 1870 had her wedding dress copied from a picture of a dress same as that worn by the middle lady above.
She afterwards made two Confirmation dresses for her daughters from the skirt alone and had plenty of material over. Before her marriage she was known as "the beautiful Catherine Brannigan"
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2018-12-14 16:46
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Get brook lime from around a well and boil it. When boiled, cut ginger into it and plenty of sugar. Boil it again and put it into a bottle. This will cure a cough.
Cure for a wart
Put elder blossoms into a bottle and put paper over the top. Put holes in the paper with a pin and hang it in the sun. The liquid that comes out of it will cure chilblains. Hide meat in the ground and as the meat is decaying the wart will be getting better.
Cure for a cut
Put a dandelion leaf around a cut or put a cobweb on it.
A cure for a sty
Rub a gold ring to it or rub cold black tea to it.
Marie Ni Chonriogh
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Mrs J King
Foynes
Got from
Mr. Wm Jackson RIP
Foynes
80 years
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2018-12-14 16:46
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dress stand out behind.
The hats were works of art and carried on them ribbons, feathers, bows and ornaments of every description.
In these days a plain hat was unknown.
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Hats and Bonnets of 1888 Mid-Winter
This shows the "Bustle" effect without which no girl felt "all dressed up". 50 years ago in Yellow Furze.
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People around this locality all followed the same style of dress in the olden days.
The dresses were all made from very generous supplies of material sometimes taking 10 yards.
Yards of this went into the sleeves which were always very full around the upper arm while the lower part of the arm was encased in a tight sleeve.
The skirt was of the most extravagant width with a train generally, which had to be held up while the owner walked.
Everyone's hand instinctively went to the dress to lift it out of the mud when walking across the street.
I have seen to-day a contrivance like a clip which was used for this purpose by the great grandmother of one of the girls.
Nearly every woman wore at her waist in the back a "bustle" that is a padded wire contrivance which made the
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About two years ago men who were cutting turf in a bog found a sword with a stamp on it. And by the stamp they found out it was about five hundred years old.
This happened in Glin.
Marie Ni Chonriogh
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Mr. J Jackson
Foynes
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Marie Ni Chonriogh
Foynes Girls School
Got above from
Miss. A Jackson
Foynes
72 years
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There are many old names of fields still existing in my locality.
There is a field which is called the "covert field" and probably (c) it got its name from a covert which was there.
There is another field which is called "Clough Lea".
This one (is) got its name from a quarry that is in it.
Another field called the "deer park" is owned by Mrs. Ross and many deer were in this 60 acred field about a century ago.
A field belonging to Mr. Farrell Ralthogue is called still "Raheen" from an old mound that is in it.
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Long ago people had great faith in prayers. One day an old woman went to a priest's house and said she wanted to see the priest.
"He is at lunch and there are some other priests with him." said the girl who opened the dorr. But the woman forced her way in and said to the priest that her cow was sick and how would she cure her. The priest told her to walk around the cow and say the Rosary saying at the of each decade, "If you live you life and if you die you're no loss". She did what the priest told her and her cow got better. A couple of years later she heard that the priest was dying and she went to his house and asked to be let in. The doctors would not leave her but she pushed her way through them and into the priest's room. She went around his bed and said the Rosary saying at the end of each decade, "If you live, you live, and ifyou die you're no loss." The priest got such a fit of laughing that he got better.
This happened in Ballyhahill.
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There is a fairy fort in Drumreaske it is called Lisdoogan, there is a big house on the farm and it is called Lisdoogan House. It is circular in shape and trees all around it.
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in the year 1935 there was a snow storm. A priest had to go about seven miles on a sick call to the Knockatallen district, to a house on the mountain. No one could go out but the priest had to go on horse-back. Busses and cars got stuck in the snow.
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The sea-gulls come inland - The cat sits with its back to the fire - A blue light in the fire - When the Northern Lights are to be seen.
Sign of Rain:-
Swallows fly low.
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The nettle is supposed to be a great cure for the measles. The nettle is boiled in whiskey. Then the nettles are strained from the whiskey and it is drunk. It is said if it does not cure you, you will get better by any means.
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I often heard my mother say that about seventy years ago there were men who bled people to prevent fever and other diseases.
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My grandfather, John James Mc Mahon,was a champion athlete and also a champion weight-thrower. He took first prize at all competitions as a long-distance - runner, a high-jumper, a long-jumper and weight-thrower. There are seven of the prizes which he won, still in our house.
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About seventy years ago there was a man living in Knockatallon (Parish of Tydavnet) whose name was Mc Caffrey. He was a great runner and won a pound for running from Curtalbin Bridge to the Toal - Bar in ten minutes.
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It is said:- If a picture falls off the wall without any apparent reason; there is bad luck approaching the house. That if you break a mirror you will have seven years bad luck.
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Some birds are very cute because the know when there is going to be storm. The swallows are always swooping about when the know there is going to be rain another is the curlew shouting in the evenings.
The bullfinch got its name because it went and tried to pick out the nail's of our Lord's hands, and ever since it has a crooked bill.
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By burning the shells which remain when eggs are fully hatched, the chickens that emerged from these shells will not afterwards be attacked by birds of prey such as the hawk.
Above supplied by Mrs Mary Duffy (aged 74) of Drumehvin, Cortubber, Castleblaney.
Things that were regarded (in this locality) as ill-means:-
(1) to meet a red haired woman first when going on a journey.
(2) To find tobacco on the road
(3) To hear a hen crowing
(4) To hear the cock crowing between nightfall and midnight
(5) To break a mirror
It is regarded as unlucky:-
(1)To interfere with a fort or lios
(2) To cut down a "lone bush
(3) To open an umbrella in the house.
(4)
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deck to another persons house and to play with them there if you do take a deck play with some other person's deck
7. It is very lucky to be pressed or persuaded to play a game
8. A person after killing a dog should not play cards for some time as the fact of killing a dog will keep him in ill luck for some.
9. Some people are lucky sitting beside a card player or they are said to bring good luck other people bring ill luck and sometimes when a person is in bad luck they say to him that he must have killed a dog lately.
10. If person sticks a needle or a pin in your coat when you are going playing cards it is supposed to bring good luck but if you found it you should drop it to the floor and hide it because if you keep it knowingly you will lose your luck and if you let any other person get it they will take your luck from you.
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1. When a card falls to the floor it is a sign of ill luck when black and a sign of good fortune when red.
2. Some people say you should never cut the cards from another persons hand an others say you should always do so if you get the chance. The former say if you do this you give away your luck and the others say that by doing so you keep all the luck
3. Nearly everybody agrees that it is unlucky to make the first game in a rubber of 45 unless you follow up quickly with the second.
4. If a person is in very bad luck and not able to make a game it is supposed to be lucky to stand up and walk about the house for a minute or two or walk round his chair twice and then sit down again.
5. It is considered very unlucky for a person to burn playing cards inside the house they should be burned outside if burned at all.
6. It is also unlucky to take your own
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2018-12-14 16:16
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Owned by James Brennan (the boss Brennan) who lived where Fosters now live along with his priest brother and his sister Catherine. Threshing machines and machinery for the local mills were made in this Foundry. It is now derelict
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Fools make fearl's and wise men eat them
Nere grasp too much or you will lose all
The higher you go the greater the fall
When the wine is in the sense is out
It is hard to whistle and eat meal
Stuffed ears never hear
Spare the rod and spoil the child
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Nuair is cruaidh ar an g-cailligh caithfidh sí ag rith

Nodlaig indiú agus Bealtaine im-bárach

Na dean púntas(?) a goilleas ort féin

Rud in do mhála ag dul síos dón ghreím no béidh se fhollamh

Ceannsacht do chapall agus bata do'n bheithidhigh

Castar na daoine ar a chéile ach ní castar na cnuic

Is mairg do bhadhfaidhe thart na hanaithe mar geallann an ghrian indiaidh na fearthainne

Ní fiú sgéal gan ughdar

Dig deep while the slugards sleep and then you will have corn to sell and to keep
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As I went over Lincoln Bridge, I met Mr. Rusticap, pins and needles on his back and going to Thornly Fair.
(ans. A Hedgehog)

Along the main road leading from Lucan to Dublin, the "White Lady" said to have been murdered in the Phoenix Park appears at certain times to certain people. Miss Linahan who some years ago lived in Dublin said she was told of the appearance of the "White Lady", made a laugh of the teller and said that she would travel the road at any hour at night.
One night while returning from a dance she decided to travel the
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There were sea robbers attacking a fortress in the neighbourhood of Chapelizod long ago, and chieftain of the fortress had to flee for his life. It happened that he was a very wealthy man, and he buried his treasure on a piece of hilly ground which was ever afterwards called Cnoch Má Rún which means Hill of the secret, as no one but a chosen few knew where it was buried.
About 80 years ago some work men were removing a small hill, to level the ground in the Phoenix Park near Knockmaroon. When they had some of the hill demolished, they went to their dinner, a poor man went up to the half demolished hill. The story goes that when the men came from their dinner, they found in the clay a vessel broken up, a few gold coins and some more of the hill demolished. Some person saw the poor man going across the park with a sack full of something (probably gold) on his back. And it was ever afterwards thought to be the treasure the chieftain had buried.
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With the wood which was required for the Altar in the Phoenix Park during the Eucharistic Congress, 1932 crosses have been made. Local people have obtained some of those crosses, and they are erected on their altars in the homes. They were made in 1933 and each cross is about a foot high.
At Christmas people get holly, ivy and mistletoe, and they decorate the pictures and the homes with it. It is left up till the twelfth day (6 Jan). Then it is taken down and burnt. It is unlucky to take it down before the 6th of January.
On Palm Sunday palm is blessed and distributed at the churches. Each person brings home a piece of blessed Palm and it is kept on the altar behind the Sacred
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missed a step and he knew at once it was the turn.
He made a leap and when he landed on the other side of the drain he said "God save all here" and the six men that were after him thought it was into the house he had gone, so they all followed him, and fell into the bogholes one after the other.
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attract the poor fish and each kind has a name such as Bull-dog, Thunder and Lightning etc for Salmon and Blue-Bottle, Butcher etc for trout.
Bait fishing is fishing in a flood with a worm instead of a fly, and a dark day with a southern or western breeze is the most suitable day for fishing.
A fisherman must have a great fund of patience and optimism for though often "he fishes all day and catches nothing" he sets out for the river on the next day filled with hope of success.
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2018-12-14 13:20
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And all declared that our case must go.
When in the conference of all powerful nations
Who saw our suffering in grief and pain
And the Russian freeman emancipated
Will free old Ireland and up Sinn Fein.
Archbishop Walsh is our country's saviour
Preaching his programme will make history
O Dwyer, our Bishop will not forsake us.
And honoured pastors like Fr Dee
Brave Fr Flanagan and Ferris saintly
And Count Plunkett with us remain
And Larry Ginnell will take his station
Among Irelands heroes and up Sinn Fein.
As the chosen people were led by Moses
To the land of Promise thro' desert sand
And our St Patrick the faith has shown us
And God gave us leaders both true and grand
And English tyrants as bad as Pharooh.
And the plagues of Egypt will [?] again

Three cheers for Ireland and up Sinn Fein.
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2018-12-14 13:12
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You Irish patriots we are victorious
Our flag is floating o'er Longford town
Our victory is sublime and glorious
Against Carsons forces and England's crown
Tho' the Redmond traitors once more betrayed us
Partition's scheme is renewed again.
But we'll have our own land as free as Poland
Three cheers for Ireland and up Sin Fein.
Let us remember brave Pearse and Colbert
Their blessed home are rejoiced to see
The power of England all smashed and broken
Not to be restored for eternity
Tho' they shot our leaders and men deported
Their threats and boastings were all in vain
For we've guns and bayonets for Irish soldiers
Three cheers for Ireland and up Sin Fein.
When the news was taken unto the Kaiser
That poor old Erin defied her foe
There was joy in Berlin 'mongst the Prussian statesmen
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There isn't much account of holy wells in this part of the parish of Urney.
John Tierney of Drumlark who died about 2 years ago - aged about 80 years - said that in the time of his grandmother, people used to visit the well along the main road in the townland of Drumgola (along Ballymac brae). He did not remember any name for the well not what took part at it, nor what time of year the pattern was held. People were said to get cured of sickness & disease at it by using the water. Persons taking away any of water were to leave some thing ( of their belongings) at the well. Even yet pieces of cloth, a handker chief etc can
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1.
Aréir is mé ag machnamh ar maidin an leasa
Cé cídhfinn cugham ag tarraingt ach an t-sidhe bruineall óg
A raibh a brat chumha léí go talamh a cuacha gan casadh
A geuga, bhí ar leathad sí ag síor-shile deor.
D'fiosfluigheas féin de'n ainnir cér díobh í nó a h-ainm
An tú sidhe-bhean na Craige Raontairt nó Mór
Nó Anna Caomh Nic Gearailt godh gur do lugha dár gcaoradh
Ag teacht ag éileamh an mharcaigh go Buidhe Cnoc na Síóg.
2.
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be seen on the old hawthorn bushes growing beside this well, & in recent years it is said, cures have been effected there.
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Timpeall na bliana 1867 tháinigh athraighe Fíníní isteach go Cóibh fé Captaen Ó Ceallaigh. Tháingh tuilleacha idúr ag an Geata Bán agus i gCnoc an Dúin, 'gé Baile Uí Coitín agus ag innsí Uí Flaithbhearta agus an cuid deidhneach díobh 'gen Rinn. Chuadar so fé dhéin sléibhte an Chumaraigh agus cadso bhí i gCnoc an Dúin, bhí Peadar Ó Cruadhlaoi mar fear eolais orra - a sean-uncail sn an tathair Peadar Ó Néill a scúirseóladh in Eochaill aimsir na buadhartha. Bhí Peadar Ó Cruadhlaoi ar teicheadh agus ceann des na laethanta do lámhaigh Reamonnach piléar é ins na cosa agus fuair sé bás tamall ins dhiaidh sn. Piléar singil be eadh an Reamonnach. Cuireadh go Dúngarbhán le teacht isteach mór sa bliain. Caith sé a sheirbhís ansan agus chuaidh sé abhaile go dtí an Cóibh - ón áit san ba eadh é.
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There was a ceis in Brownlee's field where the chestnut tree is now along the main road at Latt and public house above it facing the road and people named Bradley lived in it.
Another house in Reilly's field facing Jeo Colliun's lane and a man named Oiny Jane lived in it.
The chapel along ago was behind where Coolboyogue school now stands and the school then was in the wee garden at the road.
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I heard that there was a pass under-ground from Deggan Forth to Shane's and from that to the Cross-forts.
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musha, alanna, muc, brosna, tráinín, bróg, go leór, cipín, spag, cearc, ceis, céisóg, claidhp, citeóg, cldóg, smidirín(s)
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musha, brosna, citeóg,
cludóg, tráinín, cipín,
amadán a mhic, smidirín(s)
call,
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There was once a struggling farmer Peter Marron, who lived in our neighbourhood. It was at the harvest time and this Peter had a gang of men hired to cut the corn, as the sickle was then the only implement with which they could reap.
All day long they worked hard cutting the corn. When night came each one went to his own home. Then Peter began to have some fears of bad weather and he made up his mind to stook the lying corn by moon-light. He went out and started at the head of the field which was near a lios. When he had six stooks up he chanced to look around him & what was his amazement when he saw a great crowd of workers busily at work like himself, erecting stooks.
From the lios others were coming to
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Whooping Cough
There are a number of cures for whooping cough.
I). Some people believe that if they give a ferret milk to drink and then give the person infected with whooping cough what remains of the milk when the ferret has drunk. This is to be repeated for 9 days in succession.
II) If a person with whooping cough gets his or her god-mother or god-father to tie a red-tape around his or her neck it is believed to cure the cough.
III) Another cure is to get bread and butter from a woman whose surname is the same before and after her marriage
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Níor dhein sé aon díoghbháil.
2. Deirtear go bhfuil feiscín óir curtha go Frenidhe ropaire i gCnocán Fréinidhe i mBarra na Stuac.
3. Díoladh Caisleán Strancally ar cheann m uice agus díoladh dé méid gleann doimhin ar cúig scilling sa tsean-aimsir - adeir Liam Ó Caoimh.
4. "Tá sé caithte thar a saoghal" a deirtear le duine a bhíonn an-aosta, le duine a mbíonn trioblóid air agus go bhfanann a rian air.
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Mumps
Put a pair iof ass's winkers on the perso infected and drive him in and out through a pig sty while saying "Tabhair do na mucna mucna na leicne leicne mucna mucna."
Cure for a Styne on the eye
Pick nine thorns from a gooseberry bush and each morning fasting point at the styne and then throw the thorns over the right shoulder. At the end if the third day the styne is supposed to be cured.
Cure for wildfire
A widow digs a green sod after sunset and gives it to the mother of the child who has the disease. The mother has to rub the sod on a clay floor and rub
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1. Bhí capall ag mo sean-athait agus tháinigh madra confiadh isteach sa stábla cuige lá agus bain sé greim fiacaile as a spuir. Thuigh an capall ar conach agus thug sé cúrsa an pharóiste air féin agus ní bhfuigheadh aoinne é stad ná aon bhaint siar a bhaint as. D'imigh sé síos go dtí an tráigh agus ar a theacht aníos bhí Séamus Ó Murchadha roimhe le gunna agus chuir sé piléar tréna inchuin agus do marbhuigh sé é.
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seangán ar mullach an cnuic úd thuas" arsa sé. I gcionn tamaill eile do thóg an tara fear a cheann agus dúirt " Ó tá sé ann mar címse ar saibhal ann é". I gcionn tamaill do thóg an tríú fear a cheann agus dúirt "Ó is é dar fiadh tá an ceart agaibh mar airíghim-se ag sodar é". Fuair sé sin an geall mar dúirt sé go raibh an ceart 'gen mbeirt eile.
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Cuireadh triúirar fear agus cuireadh geall eatorra féuchaint ci'cú is mó a éiteach. Inbasa bhíodar thíos sa ngleann agus n'fheiiceadar dada ach cnoch a bhí timpeall fiche míle slighe uatha.
I gceann tamaill thóg fear díobh a cheann anáirde agus d'fhéach sé ar am gcnoc. "Cím
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Fear a tháinigh aníos ón Rinn go dtí an Sean Phobal agus d'réir deallramh ní ró shásta bhí sé leis on bhféile a thárlaidh annsan air :-
"Bhí mé lá ar an mbaile seo
Agus seoladh isteach tí Nioclais mé
Bhí asal bacach ceangailte ann
Is bhí easair gan chráin ann
Bhí corcán piathán capaill ann
A dhéanfadh an Rinn do shásamh
Ach ní h-é sin féin a mharbhuig mé
Ach anairte na mbáirneach".
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it to the child's face after sunset for three days in succession and the disease is known to disappear hastily.
Whooping Cough
If two of the same name name are married they are said to have the cure of the whooping cough. They take a cup of tea to each and leave a few spoonfuls of it behind. This is taken to the child with the whooping cough and it is said to cure it.
Cure for the styne in the eye
The sister or brother of the infected one plucks ten gooseberry thorns and throws one away and with the nine he points towards the styne, respectively. This is done for nine nights and the words
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Cure for warts.
If a person who has a wart on his hand meets a snail unexpectedly and rubs him to the wart and then hangs him on a bush. As the snail withers so shall the wart.
Measles.
A saucer of milk is left on the floor and a ferret is taken to it and made drink it. When he has taken his share the remainder is given to the sick child.
Cure for warts
A weed called the £"Seven Sisters" which grows in Rocky districts cures warts. The
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said "In the name of the Father, Son & the Holy Ghost Amen."
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person chews the weed and rubs it on the wart which disappears and leaves no wart.
Cure for Consumption.
A weed that grows in the Parish of Maghercloone has a blue blossom in Summer. This flower is given to the person who has consumption who boils it and drinks the juice which eats out the germ.
Cure for a Boil.
A slice of soap should be mixed with a handful of fine sugar until they become quite soft. The mixture should be then rubed on the boil which will be completely cured in a couple of days.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 11:47
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One evening a maid was going with the tea to some workmen in a field near Tobermannan bridge when she saw a dark man standing on the bridge. At sight of her he began to walk quickly. He had just gone three steps when fire blazed forth from his mouth. At that moment the basket fell from the maids hand and the griddle cake fell out on the bank of the river where it immediately disappeared. There is a large stone shaped like a griddle-cake to be seen in the spot where the griddle cake fell.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 11:47
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of the saucers. If she puts on the water it is said that she will be going across the sea the following year. If she puts her finger on the clay it is believed that she will be dead before the next Hallow Eve. If she puts her finger on the ring it is said that she will become a nun.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 11:44
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There is an ancient building in the parish of Maghercloone called Coolderry House. While one of the servants was asleep in bed he was suddenly awakened by a great noise. On awakening he felt a great weight upon him. That night a great hump grew on his back. This man is still living and the hump is to be seen still on his back.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 11:42
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The people in this District always have a great feast on Hallow Eve, and play numbers of games. The children have colcannon, with a ring in it for their dinner, and they also have barn bracks with rings in them for their tea. Apples and nuts and sweets are also eaten on Hallow Eve.
Then they start playing games. They put apples hanging from the ceiling and they tie their hands. Each one in her turn trys to bite an apple. The boys go round the village on Hallow Eve tying the knockers of two doors together.
The game played mostly on Hallow Eve is, The Three saucers, and put water in the first, clay on the second, and a ring on the third. Each one in her turn is blindfolded. The saucers are put in a different order. The girl that is blindfolded first, puts her finger on one
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 11:42
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The people in this District always have a great feast on Hallow Eve, and play numbers of games. The children have colcannon, with a ring in it for their dinner, and they also have barn bracks with rings in them for their tea. Apples and nuts and sweets are also eaten on Hallow Eve.
Then they start playing games. They put apples hanging from the ceiling and they tie their hands. Each one in her turn trys to bite an apple. The boys go round the village on Hallow Eve tying the knockers of two doors together.
The game played mostly on Hallow Eve is, The Three saucers, and put water in the first, clay on the second, and a ring on the third. Each one in her turn is blindfolded. The saucers are put in a different order. The girl that is blindfolded first, puts her finger on one
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 11:41
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him from where he lay. But no sooner was he pulled away from the briar which was still under him than he jumped up & was as strong as ever.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 11:40
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In the parish of Mahercloone there lived a man named Peter Smith who had a fort in one of his fields. One Spring evening he had almost finished ploughing his field with a fine pair of horses when a briar struck one of the horses and he fell dead on the ground. The man was very much annoyed at the loss of his horse and he believed it was the fairies who killed it. He gathered together a number of his neighbours. They helped Peter to loosen the other horse. The neighbours made a hole in which to bury the horse. Then they proceeded to pull the horse from the plough. As the horse was strong & healthy it took strong men & reins to pull
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 11:05
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The people in this District on St Stephen's go round with the wren, in batches of about nine or ten boys, and grown - ups. They dress in old clothes and false - faces. They sometimes turn their coats inside out, and wear hats with feathers in them. When the day is over, they divide the money equally among them. They bring violins and melodeons and different musical instruments with them. Some of them dance while others play. Long ago they used to dress in straw and feathers and polish their faces black.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 10:40
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This same crew that took the auger fish, they went out a few days after and they shot their lines about two miles north off the Bull Rock. It was their first time trying this place. When they used shoot in the shallow water around the rocks they used take a lot of connors and congers so they decided to try out in deep water see what would they take. When they went hauling their lines in the evening they had nothing but short fat ling. They were about three feet long and stout accordingly. They thought they were something like a monkey, so they called them "Monkey Ling." There was a fish in every second hook almost , but they were a different kind of fish to what they were getting off the rocks or south off the "Crow." They didn't try out there anymore as the weather got bad and it would be too dangerous to go far out.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 10:37
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attract the poor fish and each kind has a name such as Bull-dog, Thunder and Lightning etc for Salmon and Blue-Bottle, Butcher etc for trout.
Bait fishing is fishing in a flood with a worm instead of a fly, and a dark day with a southern or western breeze is the most suitable day for fishing.
A fisherman must have a great fund of patience and optimism for though often "he fishes all day and catches nothing" he sets out for the river on the next day filled with hope of success.
Maureen Downey 17.9.38
Got from Con Morrisey aged 43
Brosna
Co Kerry
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2018-12-14 10:31
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Fishing
Fresh water fishing is carried to a great extent in this district. There are two rivers, the Clydagh, a tributary of the Feale, and the Feale both abounding in salmon and brown and white trout, adjacent to the village, giving to the anglers the means of indulging in their favourite pastime.
The fishing season extends from March to September, and a licence for fishing for white trout and salmon costs £2. Any licence is not needed for brown trout fishing.
And angler requires a rod and reel, a gaff, flies and bait and a fishing bag. He generally provides himself with a raincoat, a pair of waders and a hat so that he is well prepared for the rain and flood which he hopes and prays for.
Fly fishing is carried on in shallow water with imitation flies. The flies used are like Joseph's coat, of many colours to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 10:09
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Out I goes one day and too a stroll round the [?]
I saw wee girl that had money - I knew.
I'll tell yous no more but I know what I'll do!
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 10:06
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(Composed by Paddy Corrigan, Lisdoonan, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.)
I'll tell yous a story and a story that's true,
And it's all about the time that me wife took the Flu.
It was in the middle of the night that the craythur took bad
And she was roarin' and baulin' with the pain o' her head.
The weather was stormy with hailstones and sleet
And she was shoutin' like blazes with the cauld of her feet.
I got a few pot-lids and I threw them in the fire
And if I didn't get trouble yous may call me a liar.
duine anaithnid
2018-12-14 10:00
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This district was visited by professional fresh water fishers who cleaned up the waters of Garadice and Drumcowra Loughs by netting and by night lines.
The local amateur fishers fearing that they would destroy the fishing in these lakes broke their boats at night and hunted them.
They came from the North and fished Loughs Neagh and Upper and Lower Loughs Erne. I have watched them at the job of fixing on eel hooks to a drop line of about 4 feet which was attached to the long night line. This is expert's work as a clumsy manipulater would hopelessly entangle so many hooks. At the lifting in the morn when most of the hooks have fish, great care is needed. Eel are caught on the muddy bottoms of moor lakes.
They are very valuable and have to be sent at latest on Thursday to catch the London market. Jews are the main consumers. Every piece of an eel lives until sundown. I have seen these men catching worms by the light of a bicycle lamp at night. A flash, a quick grab ere he reach his wormhole and in with him.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 09:58
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times she would take up a handful and say "Well that's not butter" and threw it one side.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 09:56
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They first got up a hockey club, next a dancing class,
And a gallant band of cyclists, all Ireland can't surpass.
Some of them had the best machines, that was upon the roll,
For the tonguing of their axles could be heard at the north Pole.
II
On the road last Sunday evening, there was an awful scene,
Two cyclists collided and smashed their good machines.
The lady, having neither bell nor brake,
She came at him unaware,
She hit him right with all her might,
And rose him in the air.
III
Whenever he descended his nerves were greatly shook,
He got up and looked around him and saw both machines were broke.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 09:50
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In Cornanure of high renown, convenient to the school,
His parents reared him tenderly and they made him a fool.
Working for him in the fields is totally out of place,
I think he's going to give it up and start the Irish lace.
Chorus
Boys if you would see him, you'd agree with me I'm sure,
He's the nicest chap you ever met
Is the prince of Cornanure.
When he dresses on a Sunday he is looking fine
With silk hankerchiefs around his neck and streamers down behind.
Another in his pocket, when he gets his leggings on,
You'd think he was Raphe Robinson or Mr. Leslie's son.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 09:40
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As long as I remember potatoes were grown on our farm. Each Spring an acre of them is sown and about ten or eleven hundred weight of seed is put in the ground.
My father prepares the ground by ploughing, so as to turn the sod. It is then cross-ploughed and harrowed. The drills are then ploughed again. Horse, cow, and hen manure is spread evenly in the alleys and the seed is sown by women and children.
A plough is always used in this country to prepare the ground for the crop. About twenty years ago wooden ploughs were very common in this district but I think there are none left in this neighbourhood. Spades are always bought in shops.
Women usually cut the seed with a sharp knife. Every seed must have an "eye", for without it the stock cant appear. In other places the potatoes are not cut at all, just nice round potatoes are picked and put in the ground. The drills are then closed. Before the stocks appear over the ground the drills are "topped" which means taking clay of their tops.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 09:32
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Two different families are generally joined one helping the other and so the work is done by preparing every field in turn. When stocks are getting closer they are sprayed so as the blight will not appear on them. They are moulded twice and sprayed three times.
When they are ripe four or five men dig them with spades, and children usually come and gather them. The good potatoes are stored in "pits" which are large heaps of potatoes covered with rushes and clay in a field or in a garden, while the damaged ones are taken home to feed pigs.
The people of this district call a sort of pale red potatoe a "Kerrs Pink". A large white one is called an "Arran banner".
Kerr's Pinks are grown mostly in this district because they are nicer an dearer.
Some years ago it was common that potatoes were used instead of starch. Peeled at first, grated then strained through a rag and the juice would do instead of starch.
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2018-12-14 08:30
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missed a step and he knew at once it was the turn.
He made a leap and when he landed on the other side of the drain he said "God save all here" and the six men that were after him thought it was into the house he had gone, so they all followed him, and fell into the bogholes one after the other.
I heard the above true story from my father whose name and address are:-
Mr John Joe Madden
Grange
Lorrha
Birr
Townland: Grange
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Una Madden
Lorrha G.N.S.
16.6.1938
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2018-12-14 08:23
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A Funny Story
In years gone by there was a dance going to be held in a house in a bog. One of the young men of the house went up to the upland to invite some men to the dance.
Their way to the dance led over a very narrow path with a deep drain on each side of it.
The man that gave the invitation knew the path so well that he could walk it with his eyes closed, but the others did not know the way, so the man said he would lead them as the night was dark.
They had to walk the path in single file owing to it's being so narrow, and as the leading man was walking along he did not think he was so near the bend, he
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 06:54
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Further improvements were carried out in the school from time to time. In 1903 the stone staircase was removed and the back porch was erected. At the same time a brick partition was erected in both schools. The dry closet was removed and the present flushed lavatory was built. In 1931 great alterations were made. The school was further partitioned and a room was added to the lower school. Each class has now a room to itself.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 06:51
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The National School in Listowel was built in the year 1836. It is a two-storeyed limestone building. The site for the school was given by Lord Listowel. The upper floor of the school was reached by means of a stone staircase protected by an iron railing. The upper storey was used as a girls' school and the lower storey was used as a boys' school. When the nuns came to Listowel they built a school and the girls went to it. The upper storey was then used as a boys' school and the lower storey was used as a storeroom. The earliest records date back to the year 1856 and the principal teacher of that time was a man named Mr. O'Callaghan. In 1869 the floor of the lower school was boarded. The money for this purpose was a bequest of Mr. Humphrey O'Connor. The lower school was used as a junior school and the principal was a man named Mr. Lawlor.
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2018-12-14 06:43
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the Collopys.
At first there were no seats in the body of the church but there were three galleries. In the year 1907 considerable changes were made. Two aisles were added And the church was extended to the back. At the same time the wall at the back of the high altar was covered with mozaic. The parish priest at that time was Canon Davis and he is buried in fornt of the high altar. Another priest named Father O'Mahony was buried in the yard but his grave is now included in one of the aisles.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 06:39
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The lands around Listowel were owned by Lord Landsdowne, a member of the Fitzmaurice family. A wealthy Englishman named Hare bought the lands from him in the year 1795. Later Hare was made Earl of Listowel. He visited Listowel in the year 1814 and gave sites for two churches. The protestant church was propably built the same year but the Catholic church was not built until the year 1829. The old Catholic church is said to have been situates at the back of the market. The spire of the Catholic church was not built until the year 1866. Gerald Griffin refers to the church in his book "The Collegians" Hardress Cregan and his mother were staying at Collopys hotel and they saw the people going to mass. This hotel is the house now known as Behan's and the lady of the house is a descendant of
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2018-12-14 06:32
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in the wood.
A. The elder tree.
Q. When you into a fishmonger's shop what smells most.
A. Your nose.
Q. If a cut of coal is two shillings, what will a ton come to.
A. Ashes.
Q. What is that which no one has yet seen.
A. Tomorrow.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 06:30
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Q. Two N's two O's an L and a D, put them together and spell them for me.
A. London.
Q. Why do little birds in their nests agree.
A. Because they would be afraid to fall out.
Q. Why does a chicken cross the road.
A. To go to the other side.
Q. I have a little calf.
He's tied to the wall
And every hour he gives me a call.
A. A clock.
Q. What is the oldest tree
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2018-12-14 06:26
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A. Because she cannot lick it.
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2018-12-14 06:26
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Q. What is put on first and taken off last.
A. The winkers on a horse.
Q. What must you do before you get out of bed.
A. Get into it.
Q. Four little bottles running down a hill
No corks and cannot spill.
A. A cow's paps.
Q. Over the fire and under the fire and never tips the fire.
A. A cake of bread in an oven.
Q. Why does a cow luck over a ditch.
A. Because she cannot luck under it.
Q. A fat bellied father, a thin bellied mother, three little childeren and they all one colour.
A. A pot.
Q. What goes up when the rain comes down.
A. An umbrella.
Q. Why does a hen peck a pot.
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2018-12-14 06:19
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Q. What soul never goes to heaven.
A. The sole of your shoe.
Q. What turns without moving.
A. Milk.
Q. What is half the moon like.
A. The other half.
Q. What goes up in the air wears shoes and has none.
A. A football.
Q. What part of a cow goes over the ditch first.
A. Her breath.
Q. What bark is never heard.
A. The bark of a tree.
Q. What is the longest rope in the world.
A. Europe.
Q. What room is never brushed.
A. A mushroom.
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2018-12-14 06:15
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Q. Riddle me, Riddle me randy o.
My father gave me some seeds to sow.
The seeds were black and the ground was white
Riddle me that and I will give you a pint.
A. Pen, ink and paper.
Q. Over the water and under the water and yet not touching the water.
A. A woman crossing a bridge with a pail of water on her head.
Q. Constantiniple is a very big wordif you cannot spell it you are a very big dunce.
A. It.
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2018-12-14 03:46
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butter. She told the priest, and he blessed salt for her and told her not to believe in the witches. She used the salt and ever afterwards she had plenty of milk and butter.
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2018-12-14 03:45
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In Gleneely, Culdaff there lived an old woman who thought that the witches were taking her butter. When she left the milk in crocks it was covered with cream, but when she started to churn she would have to churn from morning till night and would not get more than a quarter lb. of butter. So one day she told a neighbour about it and he told her to heat a horse-shoe and put it under the churn and tie a straw rope around it. She believed this and as long as she did this she had plenty of butter, but if she stopped it she would have no
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2018-12-14 03:24
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woman was ready. But when she went in the woman was sitting at the fire with her head tied up and it was bleeding away so that she could not accompany her companion. It is thought that the woman changed herself into a black cat and came to steal the neighbour's milk.
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2018-12-14 03:23
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Long ago there were two neighbour women living in Moneydarragh, Culdaff. There was a man dead in the neighbourhood and the two women decided to go to the corpse house together. They said they would finish the[?] work before they would go.
One of the women went to milk the cows, but she was not long milking when a big black cat came into the byre. The woman chased her four times in succession but the cat came back again. She hit her on the head with a tin pan and then she ran away quickly. When she had the milking finished she went into the house and got ready to go to the corphouse. Then she went into the neighbour's house to see if the other
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A. Saint Justin.
What part of a car goes into the town first?
A The noise.
Why does a hen pick a pot?
A. Because she couldnt lick it.
What is the best way to save your soul?
A. Walk on your heel.
Two people Mr. and Mrs. Bigger had a baby, which of them were the bigger?
A. The baby because he was called little bigger.
What time does the ten o'clock train leave the station?
A. Immediately after the engine.
What is half an orange like?
A. Like the other half.
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2018-12-14 01:58
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and still it was reported that she sold twenty pounds of butter each week the year round, while men in big ways could not spare two pounds per week.
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2018-12-14 01:57
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In Malin, Innishowen, once there lived a woman who was supposed to be able to "blink". Anything this woman set her heart on was no use afterwards. One day while she was on her way to the shop she met a man driving along to his byre a very nice heifer. She said to him, "That's a very nice heifer" and no sooner had she uttered the words when the animal broke away form the man, and started in the direction where the woman lived. The man followed as fast as he could, and on reaching the woman's house he found the heifer standing in her byre, and he could not remove her. He sent for the priest and he made the woman pray God's blessing on the animal, and no sooner was this done than the animal came away easily. This woman had only one old useless cow of her own
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:55
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egg is white or the yolk of an egg are white?
A. Neither, the yolk of an egg is yellow.
Johny was going down the road with his grandfather, he said if Daddy was here now there would be four of us in it, how cold that be?
A. Johny couldnt count.
When did Moses sleep five in a bed?
A. When he slept with his forefathers.
What is the difference between the North and South pole?
A. All the difference of the world.
Whats the difference between the first and last "s" in smiles?
A. A mile.
If May West fell of the top of a pillar what time would it be?
A. The end of May.
How far could a rabbit run into a weed?
A. Half ways, because if she went any farther she would be going out again.
What is the loudest thing in the world?
A. A blessed candle
Why is a crow a brave bird?
A. Because she never shows a white feather?
What Saint got into Heaven by the skin of her teeth.
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2018-12-14 01:53
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egg is white or the yolk of an egg are white?
A. Neither, the yolk of an egg is yellow.
Johny was going down the road with his grandfather, he said if Daddy was here now there would be four of us in it, how cold that be?
A. Johny couldnt count.
When did Moses sleep five in a bed?
A. When he slept with his forefathers.
What is the difference between the North and South pole?
A. All the difference of the world.
Whats the difference between the first and last "s" in smiles?
A. A mile.
If May West fell of the top of a pillar what time would it be?
A. The end of May.
How far could a rabbit run into a weed?
A. Half ways, because if she went any farther she would be going out again.
What is the loudest thing in the world?
A. A blessed candle
Why is a crow a brave bird?
A. Because she never shows a white feather?
Just What Saint got into Heaven by the skin of her teeth.
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2018-12-14 01:51
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There was a man from Glenswilly hired in the Lagan one time. His name was Paddy Jones. There was an old woman living in the house. This woman was a witch and every night after Paddy went to bed she said some words over him and turned him into a horse. She rode about on him all night an din the morning he had to pick the sand out of his hands.
Paddy learned the words she was saying and one night he changed her into a horse. He went to the forge and got her shod. He came back before the morning and went to bed. When he rose he found the woman sitting at the fire with a horse shoe on every foot and one on every hand.
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2018-12-14 01:43
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What is a hungry horse in four letters?
A. M. T. G. G.
All patches no stitches, riddle me that and I'll give you a breeches?
A. A head of cabbage.
When a person falls what does he falls agains first?
A. His will.
A man had only one duck, and he had two eggs for his breakfast. He bought no eggs, he stole no eggs. how could that be?
A. He had hens.
How many sticks go to build a crows nest?
A. None, they are all brought.
Why are potatoes like tears?
A. Because they both spring from eyes.
What is the strongest day in the week?
A. Sunday, because all the other days are week days.
Black and white and red (read) all over?
A. The newspaper.
What has one eye and never sheds a tear?
A. A needle
Which is it right to say, the yoke of an
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2018-12-14 01:20
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in the house. It is unlucky to clean out the byre on a Friday. It is lucky if a real black cat comes to the house. It is unlucky to sweep the floor or throw out water after sunset.
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2018-12-14 01:19
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It is unlucky to hit a beast with an "elder" stick. It is unlucky for a girl to stumble on entering her home after being married. It is lucky to loose money, but unlucky to find it. It is unlucky to meet a red-haired when going on a journey. It is lucky to find iron and to have a horseshoe
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:13
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There is a holy well in Cnoc a Tighe." There is one in Conwall and if you are angry and wash your hands in it, the anger will leave you. There is Doon well and also an old well in Templedouglas that was closed up. The time it was open there was a public house near, and when the men were coming from the "turas" they would get drink. So, when the Bishop heard he ordered it to be closed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:08
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Our gallant sons of Erin, come lister for a while
To I sing for you the praises of the boys of Erin's Isle
They feared no death or danger, but they always presevered
These are boys we have got in our Irish Volunteer.
II
"Hurah for the president the champion from Spain
They organized all Ireland every man in old Shein-Fein,
But the British sent their soldiers to shoot them, every man.
But they conquered both the Soldiers and the orange Black-and-Tans.
III
Young Keenan from Doohamlet, they ran him off one day,
They ran him with their bicycles, three miles from Ballybay.
When they got him in the barracks they tortured him severe,
They said he was a rebel and a leading
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:08
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Our gallant sons of Erin, come lister for a while
To I sing for you the praises of the boys of Erin's Isle
They feared no death or danger, but they always presevered
These are boys we have got in our Irish Volunteer.
II
"Hurah for the president the champion from Spain
They organized all Ireland every man in old Shein-Fein,
But the British sent their soldiers to shoot them, every man.
But they conquered both the Soldiers and the orange Black-and-Tans.
III
Young Keenan from Doohamlet, they ran him off one day,
They ran him with their bicycles, three miles from Ballybay.
When they got him in the barracks they tortured him severe,
They said he was a rebel and a leading
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:05
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Another home manufacture toy is bootery gun. It is made out of a bootery stick, a hole is bored through the bootery stick from one end to the other.
Then a half circle is cut out of the middle of it about three inches long, and a spring is doubled up and put in the middle of the stick where the piece is cut out.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:05
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The number of old ruins in the locality is very large, yet a few years ago it was much larger. A great lot of old houses, walls, etc. have been demolished lately and the materials used in the erection of new houses and roads. All over the parish and outside its boundaries one can see remains of castles, abbeys, churches, monasteries, etc. Very beautiful stories are told about some of those old ruins while many a mother’s or a father’s heart was broken by a cruel deed done in another.
Not far from Balrath Cross there is a ruined castle. It was owned in former days by people called Alymer. Lord Alymer lived in the castle before Cromwell
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:03
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The buzz is made out of a lid of a polish box. The ends of the box are are turned down and two little holes and put in the centre of the lid
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:02
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they jump back into the water and get away safely.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:02
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A cord is then put in both holes and tied at one end and then the buzz is completed.
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2018-12-14 01:02
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in it.
There is a hill behind our house from which there is a beautiful view of the country for miles around. When the furze growing on this hill is in bloom the hill is very picturesque.
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2018-12-14 01:01
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in it.
There is ah ill behind our house from which there is a beautiful view of the country for miles around. When the furze growing on this hill is in bloom the hill is very picturesque.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:01
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Other girls make belts out of cigarette papers. They fold the papers and put one paper into the other and so on.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:01
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temperature.
The butter is washed in the churn and taken out with a scoop into a butter rub, then it is salted, mixed and weighed into pound rolls.
The buttermilk is used for making bread.
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2018-12-14 01:00
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Food in Olden Times
In olden times people had only two meals a day, while poor people had only one. People often worked until 12 o'c without having any food. Potatoes and turnips were the chief meals people had in olden times. Buttermilk was the only milk drunk. Wheaten bread was the bread eaten. There was no meat eaten as people had to sell the pigs to pay the rent. People used to eat nothing only a piece of bread made on water, on Good Friday and Ash Wednesday and they drank black tea.
A vessel called a noggen made of wood was used as a cup in those old days.
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2018-12-14 01:00
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at the crossroads but there are not any now-a-days.
There are not any monuments to the dead along the roads in this district.
The road leading from Lorrha to Portumna is very beautiful. For a mile and a half along the road there is a beautiful avenue of beach trees.
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2018-12-14 01:00
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Some boys make spinning tops out of thread spools. Others make yo-yos out of two thread spools. They cut the heads off them and join them together with a small nail and then put a long chord on it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 01:00
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we put a mark on the eggs so that if any other hen laid in the nest we would know the eggs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:59
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is supposed to be an unlucky day to part with money as you would be losing money all the year, but it is a good omen for those who receive the money.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:59
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at the dances.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:58
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The man said they passed a party of drunken fighting tinkers and no doubt it he had been alone the tinkers would have attacked him.
Killeen wood is about two miles from Birr.
Townland: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:57
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When the Danes came to Wexford they left a lot of traces, so even if we had no history book we would know they they had been here.
The first trace we ave is the name of the town. The name was Loc gCarman before they came. The Danes came in their big strong boats to Loc gCarman and they noticed that on the shores of the harbour, or fjord as they called it, the tide when out, left a long stretch of sand and when it was in there was hardly any strand at all so they called it Washfjord from which come the present Wexford.
There are other names too in, Wexford, that are Danish, such as Selskar, Tuskar, The Raven. What is now called Cats strand, is really Kaats Strand when a Dane Named Kaat had a shipbuilding industry.
The first Danes who came to Ireland did not settle in the country. The narrow streets in Wexford are typical of the streets in some Danish towns.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:57
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he came upon a crock of gold. He took the gold home and hid it in a field, at the back of the house.
One night he dreamed that the gold had turned into dust.
Next morning when he went to look at the gold he found dust in the crock instead of gold.
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2018-12-14 00:55
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Once upon a time a man named John Murphy lived in the townland of Killycrum.
One night as he was coming off his ceilidhe he met a Leprechaun who told him there was a crock of gold buried at a thorn-bush on Corryloan hill.
The man went to Corryloan hill next morning and started to dig at a thorn-bush.
After digging for a long time
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2018-12-14 00:51
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Sceach - Bolger's
Tobar na súil - Dowling's
Mulanmore - "
Gurthawn - Kyle Kilmanagh Kilkenny
Gurthnawl
Paurkolla - Dowling's Bog
Five Acres - Pearson's
Philips's - Begadon's
Paurkeen - Duggan's
Clashawn - Bergin's Shragh
The Park - Cahill's
Stirabout field - Dowling's Boston
Holywell " - Whelan's "
Turfarney - Scott's
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:50
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Once upon a time there was a man, who was very poor. One night a fairy came to his house to get in, and he said that he would get him a crock of gold. He let him in and the next morning the fairy took the man to a big hill called "the Broom hill".
He showed him a reg-weed
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:46
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if I was in Co. Monaghan in the townland of Carga in a man's farm by the name of Smith, I would get a crock of gold under a bush behind the house." "So go home you silly old fool."
The man studied a while and said to himself, "Sure that bush is in my own land at home. Loosing no time he started for home, and commenced digging.
He shortly came at a large stone with strange writing on it, and underneath the stone he got his crock of gold. He took his treasure home with him.
He at once brought horses and cows and built a grand house, and put this grand stone for a mantlepiece in the parlour.
Well for years everyone that came to his place was taken in to see this writing on the mantlepiece. At last an old tramp came in. The man took him to see the writing. The tramp said "that is simple." It means the same on the other side.
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2018-12-14 00:45
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Dromán-back strap on horse
Práiscin-apron
Boreen-bóirín
Bosheen
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:43
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When the soot falls down the chimney.
When the dog drinks water.
When your corns ache.
When a robin comes into the kitchen.
When the mountains seem to be near.
When the curlews cry.
When there is a rainbow in the sky.
When the clouds seem to be moving.
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2018-12-14 00:42
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About forty or fifty years ago there lived a witch in Gortmacall called Sally Carr. One day a farmer went ou tto milk his cows and when he went out to the byre there was a large hare sitting behind the cows.
This hare was not like the ordinary hare it was a black one. When this hare saw the man it ran away. He milked the cows bu the noticed they did not give as much milk this night as they did any other night.
The farmer came to a conclusion that it must have been a witch which was in the byre.
He knew it took silver to shoot a witch so he broke up a sixpence and loaded the gun.
Next night he went out to the byre again and there was the hare sitting behind the cows. It again ran away but he fired and hit it.
He saw some blood in the direction it ran so he followed through hedges and over burns until he came to the end of the trail.
The blood was lying at Sally's door so he went in. Here he found Sally in bed with a sore leg.
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2018-12-14 00:41
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Once upon a time there was a man who was silly. One day he was walking along the road and a man took a pound note out of his pocket. When the man doing this there was a policeman looking at him. He said to the other man "did you not feel him putting his hand into your pocket. "I did" said he "but I thought it was my own hand.
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2018-12-14 00:41
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The man took his spade and went to the bush and started to dig and found another crock of gold. The Smiths are millionaires from that day to this.
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2018-12-14 00:39
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A man dreamt that if he would go to London he would find a crock of gold on London Bridge.
He took and sold his stock and went over to London Bridge. He stood there for three days and three nights. At last a man gong to his work stopped, and said, "What has you here so early these last three mornings." "Well my friend, I dreamed about a week ago, if I would come over to London, I would find a crock of gold on this bridge."
"Well, said the man, "I dreamed
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:38
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Once upon a time there were two brothers living together. One of them was afraid of ghosts and the other was not. The man who was not afraid was working one day and a white lady appeared to him. He asked her where there was hidden treasure but she would not tell him. Then he brought her home and told his brother to put a pot of water on the fire.When the water was boiled he was going to put her into it but she roared for mercy. The she said that she would show him where the gold was. While he was digging for the gold he tied the white lady to a tree. At last he got the gold and let her go. Then he went home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:36
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that night, when he saw him first he would be a very rich man for ever after with nothing to do only walk about.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:35
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people.
When the boys had the nuts divided, they said they would go out for the two behind the wall. The man and woman hearing this, thought it was for them they were coming. They ran away as quick as they could.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:33
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Once upon a time two boys went to gather nuts. When they had enough gathered they decided to go into a graveyard and divide them, When one of the boys was climbing over the wall he let two nuts fall. However he decided to leave them there until they had the rest of the nuts divided.
When they were in the graveyard one of the boys started dividing the nuts saying, "One to you and one to me" and he kept on dividing them in the same manner. When they were about half divided, an old man and woman came along. When they heard the talk they thought it was God and the devil dividing the good from the bad
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:30
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said, "What is your name." The man answered, "Jackie come eat a bit." The man repeated, "Jackie come eat a bit where did you get that name." The man went over to the table and began eating. Then he won the bet.
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2018-12-14 00:28
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There was a man one time and he was very mean. If anyone went in while he would be eating, he would not ask them to eat.
One day two men had a bet. One fellow said he would give the other fellow money if he went and ate with the mean man. The other man said he would. During the night the man went to the mean fellow's house and he was eating porridge. When he went in the mean fellow
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:25
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cried and said she had no money. The doctor had only one shilling.On putting his hand in his pocket he found a five pound note whitch he gave to the old lady he said an angel must have put it in his pocket. Next morning at breakfast he told the old men the story of the poor old woman the miracle of the five pound note. He said "An angel must have put it into my pocket." One of the old men replied, "The next time you are going on a sick call, will you please take your own trousers."
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2018-12-14 00:25
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"Robin's Hill" got its name from the person who owned it. His name was Mr Robin.
Rock-Names.
Cisean rock
In the townland of Modiece. It derives its name from being in the shape of a basket.
Harry-Og's (Hill) Rock.
In Tattyreagh. It got its name because it belonged to young Harry Young.
The Dummy's Rock,
In Lackagh. Got its name from a dummy who owned it.
Paddy's Rock.
In Killycrum. Obtained its name from the man who owned it. His name was Paddy Connolly,
The Cobbler's Rock.
Is so called because a cobbler used to cobble on the top of the rock.
The Madman's Rock
Is situated among the Oghill
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:22
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There was a doctor one time staying in a hotel. He slept in the same room with two old men. During the night the doctor got a sick call. He dressed himself hastily. Arriving at the place, he found an old man very ill and his wife an old woman, sitting by the side of his bed. On examining the patient he told the old woman the sick man would recover if he got plenty of nourishment. She
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2018-12-14 00:21
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Rocks. It derives its name from a madman who slept in the shelter of the rock (at night) in the daytime, and prowled through the country at night.
Bush Names
Mary's Bush
Is so called because an old woman named Mary had her abode beside a large bush.
Hangman's Bush.
Which has now fell was so called because a man hanged a another man on it an a ghost was seen at it every since.
Fiddler's Bush.
Got it's name because a fiddler used to sit in under it and play his fiddle for the local boys and girls who would dance during the long Summer evenings.
Old Tom's Bush.
It got its name because beside it long ago there was a house the property of Tom McDonell's,
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2018-12-14 00:19
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his right foot?
His right leg.
What wears boots and still has none?
A football?
As I went out in the garden I met my uncle Rory I cut of his head and drank his blood and left his body easy
A bottle of wine
What is the best way to cover the seat of a chair?
To sit on it
What is it that goes around the house by day and stands in the corner at night?
A brush.
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2018-12-14 00:16
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Why is a spider like a boy who is always writing letters?
Because he drops a line at every post.
Why does a cow dribble down a hill?
Because it could not spit out.
Why does a hen pick a pot?
Because it could not lick it.
What animal carried the most into Noah's Ark?
The elephant he carried his trunk.
Why does a chimney smoke?
Because it cannot chew.
Patches on patches without any stitches?
A head of cabbage.
Why does a cow look over a wall?
Because it could not look under it.
As I looked out through the window I saw the dead carrying the living?
A boat on the sea.
What is it that no man kick with
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2018-12-14 00:15
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Tattyrea. When Tom died and the house fell the bush was called old Tom's Bush as a mark to know where this famous man's house once stood.
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2018-12-14 00:13
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boat and he fell into the lake. Nobody knew where he was but after a short time he was seen by two men floating on the water. He was brought ashore along with his boat.
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2018-12-14 00:12
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About twenty years ago a house, the property of Willie McNally was burned by rats. In the middle of the night the rats carried the sparks of the fire on their backs and burned the house.
Willie at once leaped from his bed and rose the alarm but the house was burned before the people gathered.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-14 00:11
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a pump. What has one leg but cannot walk? a sock. What has five fingers and a thumb? A glove.
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2018-12-14 00:10
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Old mother twitchead has but one eye and a long tail which she let fly every time she went over a gap she left a bit of her tail in a trap? A needle and thread.
Use me well and I am everybody scratch me and im nobody? A looking glass.
When may many a man's pocket be empty and yet something in it? When there is a hole in it.
If a poker shovel and tongs costs seven shillings what would a ton of coal come to? To ashes.
I tremble at every breath of air and yet can heaviest burdens bear? Water
Its in the marrow and not in the bone.
Its in the rock and not in the stone.
Its in the bolster and not in the bed.
Its in the brain and not in the head?
The Letter R.
What ties two people together but only touches one ? a wedding ring
What has it's heard in its head? A head of cabbage
What is the quickest way to cover the seat of a chair? To sit on it.
What animal carries most into Noah's ark? The elephant because he carries his trunk?
England is the fatherland Germany the motherland what is Greese? 1&6 per tin? I have a little cow up in the field when i pull his leg his nose begins to bleed
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2018-12-14 00:09
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When he heard where the ass was, he nearly went wild,
To even that fellow and his only child
That's sweet Patrick Goldy at the back of the hill
Mary-Anne is so angry some fellow she'll kill
But if John and White-Patrick would listen to me
They would keep out of Myer's for in danger they'll be
For he swears that he'll shoot them the next time they'll pass,
And then he will revenge for the stealing of the ass.
This song was composed by Pat McElroy, Modiece. The reason why he composed it was that one Hallow'een Myers (blamed) John Daly ass was stolen and put in a haystack and Myers blamed John Daly and PatMcElroy for doing it.
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2018-12-14 00:05
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daughter stepped out
And then from the stable, sure James let a shout,
Saying, high holy sailor, what happened the foal
I bet ten to one Mickey Tam has it stole
III
He came in here last night and began for to talk
And sat at the fire till it was ten-o-clock,
He went out met his comrades who were on patrol,
And when I went to bed sure the ass he was stole,
If I knew where the ass was it would ease my mind,
I suppose when I get him he'll be dogged or be blind,
I think I will run to the very best place
That is into the Seargeant and there'll state my case.
IV
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2018-12-14 00:01
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Once upon a time there was a man who was very fond of playing cards. One night a crowd of lads went to a grave-yard to try and frighten him. One of them dressed up in white and sat on a grave another fellow dressed up in black and sat behind him. When the lad who was dressed in white looked back and saw the other fellow he got a terrible fright and he ran away. The fellow who was dressed in black ran after him while the were running the man whom they were trying came and he shouted good white fellow keep before the black fellow.
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2018-12-14 00:01
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On the first of November 1901
Of a great outrage I'll sing you a song
Itis all about Myer's we dirty ass foal
Some dirty ruffian, the creature, has stole.
It as early that morning, James stood on the road
And he says it was time I was away with my load
To sell my wee pigs upon this very day
At the Great new port market that is in Ballybay
II
Says James to the daughter, "now isn't is grand
To have a porkmarket so very near hand
We'll have nothing to do but to harness the ass
And there won't be a cart on the road but we'll pass
Then the van was got ready and the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:58
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fright that he forgot about the pains and was the first home.
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2018-12-13 23:57
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Once upon a time there was an old woman dying and she had two pairs of blankets around her in the bed. Her son asked her for one pair but she would not give it. She said she wanted them around her in the gr[?]. At last she died and was buried in the blankets. One day the son said he would steal one pair of the blankets from around his mother. As he was going he met another fellow on the road he asked him where he was going and he said that he was going to steal a sheep. Then the the fellow said that he would steal the two pairs of blankets if he would give him half of the sheep. While he was waiting for the other fellow he put the blankets around him and sat in the graveyard. In this grave-yard a minister had his horse grazing. He sent his workman for the horse as he had pains himself. When the workman saw the fellow with the with the blankets around him he was afraid and ran home. He told the minister that there was a ghost in the grave-yard. The the minister told the man to carry him on his back for the horse. The fellow in the grave-yard was watching and he thought it was the fellow with the sheep and he shouted, is she fat. The minister got such
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:50
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daily for a year an egg layed by a black hen

Deer's horn (a weed) draws water from the bones

Caislín Cloch (a weed) is good for a burn

Crubh Phadhraig (a weed) draws sores

Ferret's leavings (milk he leaves after drinking enough) is good for whooping cough

Shoe-makers wax is good for a sore heel

Cow's manure is good for a burn
Takes all the pain out of it. It is also good for boils on the neck to make a poultice of cow's manure

(Collected from M. Cunney Culdalee, Aclare
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:50
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
In Newtown Nunnery there is supposed to be money hidden under a flag. Nine men planned that they would go and look for the money. They dreamt that one of them was to loose there life. One night they went to look for it, When they stirred the stone, a black bull came out from under the flag and let three fierce roars. One of them fainted and them had to carry him away and they had to carry him away and they got no money. It is said that people came over Cullahill mountain and took the money away.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:47
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is a field near my house and it is said that there was a a treasure hidden in it. One night a man went to the field and began digging for the gold. He dug a whole about 10 feet deep in the ground and then a woman dressed in white appeared and asked him what he was doing. He told her he was digging for gold. Then the woman said to him that she would give him the gold if he told her where she lived. The man told her and he got the gold. He took the gold home and put it under the floor. Then he went to bed and when he awoke in the morning he was dug up and the gold was gone.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:46
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The lard of a badger is a cure for rheumatism

A fox's tongue takes out a thorn

Docket leaves cure the burn of a nettle

Three meals of nettles eaten in March keep away Spring rashes

A cure for a cough is to boil the tops of the heath and drink the juice

A cure for a weak heart is to boil an herb called mountain ash and drink the juice

A cure for consumption is to eat
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:43
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
In Newtown nonery there is supposed to be hidden treasure. It is said that thirteen men went to dig for the hidden treasure one of these men was a Protestant. While they were digging a horse appeared and went away in a ball of fire. After this a white Lady and two black dogs appeared. One of the Catholics fainted and the rest of the men ran away. The only man who remained was the protestant. We are told that ever since that the men are afraid to dig for the hidden treasure.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:40
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Tá cnoch i n-aice mo thighe agus deirtear linn nuair a bhí na dlíghte Pean[?] i bhfeidhm crochadh fear ann agus ó shin i leith cuirtear Gallow's Hill air.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:32
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
About fifty years ago there was an old school in Augmacairt graveyard. The scolars used to write on the tombstones. The name of the schoolmaster is not known. Those schools were called Hedge-Schools.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:30
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There was an old school in Rapla in Bulger's field and the name of the teacher was Gusty Lamb. Bhí scoil eile ar bóthar an [?] ach níl fhios againn ar ainm an múinteoir. Bhí scoileanna eile ag Mackey's Hill, Mainbog agus Campion's (Gurteen)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:26
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About fifty years ago there was an old school in Bulger's field and the name of the teacher was Gusty Lamb. Bhí scoil eile ar bóthar an [?] ach níl fhios againn ar ainm an múinteoir. Bhí scoileanna eile ag Mackey's Hill, Mainbog agus Campion's (Gurteen)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:22
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is a mass path in Hodgen's field.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:21
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is a mass bush in Gorman's field. Mass was said at it in the Penal days.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:20
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There is a mass path in Castigan's field
There is another mass path in Bolger's field (Cannonswood)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:19
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When the Danes came to Wexford thy left a lot of traces, so even if we had no history book we would know they they had been here.
The first trace we ave is the name of the town. The name was Loc gCarman before they came. The Danes came in their big strong boats to Loc gCarman and they noticed that on the shores of the harbour, or fjord as they called it, the tide when out, left a long stretch of sand and when it was in there was hardly any strand at all so they called it Washfjord from which come the present Wexford.
There are other names too in, Wexford, that are Danish, such as Selskar, Tuskar, The Raven. What is now called Cats strand, is really Kaats Strand when a Dane Named Kaat had a shipbuilding industry.
The first Danes who came to Ireland did not settle in the country. The narrow streets in Wexford are typical of the streets in some Danish towns.

14th December 1937
Written by Pat Short,
St. James,
The Folly,
Wexford
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:18
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There is a field in Ballygarvan in which masses used to be said long ago. It is said that the owner of this field ploughed it one time. The next morning when he went out the field was turned green again the same as if it was never ploughed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:16
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There is a mass bush in Newtown in Monahinch bog and it neither withers nor grows. It is said that during the penal days a priest used to come to this bush and say mass.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:12
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On the night of the 14th of December 1932, about half-past eight the schooner "Mount Laoghaire" was wrecked about a mile to the south of Carne pier. She could easily be seen for four miles around the coast.
As soon as her distress signals were seen, Tom Ryan, who has charge of the apparatus in Carne, set the apparatus at work as soon as all the hands were summoned. Rockets illuminated the night and the life-line was cast out, but, unfortunately the doomed ship was too far out.
More rockets soared and very soon the Rosslare life boat was speeding to the scene. All the crew were rescued but one man by the name of Cloney
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 23:07
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(ar leanamhaint)
Taoscán - the man is taking a TAOSCÁN of hay to the cattle

Léasach -
In this district about 80 years ago it was the custom when the corn was cut and stooked the women folk were allowed to gather up the scattered heads of corn from the stubbles. The work of gleaning was called LÉAS-IN. This corn was afterwards sold in the local market of Borrisokane at the "Taoscán Fair", the women receiving for their own special use the money of the LÉASAC corn.

Práiscín - I must make a new PRÁISCÍN for myself

Mangach - This is the term used by turfcutters when referring to a fringe or edging of a turf bank which is left uncut. The MANGACH serves as a dam to keep back water while the lower "spit" of bog is being cut.

Maiste - this word is used for the English equivalent indeed. It is used rarely

Cráidhte - John will be CRÁIDHTE if he does not see you to-day

Straoill - a STRAOILL-ISH woman is a bad housekeeper

Gabhlóg - fix the GABHLÓG in the ground i.e. forked branch of tree

Scealp - he hit me a SCEALP on the back
Cáibín - my CÁIBÍN is the worse of the wear
Púicín - I saw James with a PÚICÍN over his eyes

Spág - you have a fine SPÁG of a foot, God bless the mark!

Pus - shut your PUS!

Citeóg - he can strike a great blow with his CITEÓG

Luid - the child had not a LUID of clothes on her
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 22:52
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[-]
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 22:52
ceadaithe
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is ceart dó a rá:-
"Go mba fearr romham sibh (tú) nuair a thiocfá mé arís'”.
Agus ba cheart do fhear an tighe a rádh :
"Go mba seacht bhfearr an teacht tú i gcuid, i gcabhair 'sa gcompórd".

liatais = liag = leun = speún
cuadach = leaprán = frog = súmadóir = súmoire.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 22:48
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 22:48
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Nuair a bhíonn duine ag imeacht ó tigh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 22:48
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Tórramh bhí thuas i gCuilleagán agus tháinigh an sagart le h-Aifreann cuirp a rádh. Nuair a bhí sé ag dul abhaile seo mar a dúirt sé leis an mbaintreabhoch :-
"Baisteadh agus pósadh agus tórramh gan díoghbhail
A chuireann airgead in ár bpócaí agus feoil in ár gcliatháin
Agus go méudaighe Dia an sórt seo
Chun sagart paróiste Cuilleagáin".
An Baintreabhach
An tusa mac na mná na bleínre buidhe
Gur cirthe dhuit bheith ag romhar sa dígh
Ná beith pé éide Críost.
An S.P.
Tusa Máire an bacaigh agus Máire an starra
A bhfuil an dá thaobh ar do theanga
Taobh mín agus an taobh garbh
Roth na barra agus an diabhal á chosadh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 22:40
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duine anaithnid
2018-12-13 22:30
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Proverbs.
1. Hills are green far away.
2. The day of the wind is not the day of the scallop.
3. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
4. It is a long road that does not have a turn.
5. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
6. The truth is often bitter.
7. You cannot whistle and eat meat.
8. Live horse and you will get grass.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 22:05
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The man said they passed a party of drunken fighting tinkers and no doubt it he had been alone the tinkers would have attacked him.
Killeen wood is about two miles from Birr.
Townland: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
I heard this story from my father whose name and address are:-
Mr. James Gorman
Lorrha
Birr
Maura Gorman
Lorrha G.N.S.
15.6.1938
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 22:02
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A True Story
There was an old man working at the bride of Portumna but his home was at Birr.
Every Saturday night he used to walk home to Birr, and one Saturday night as he was passing Killeen wood a few miles from Birr, a man stepped out from the side of the road and walked beside him step for step.
The stranger never spoke although the man spoke to him several times. The stranger went with him as far as the man's own house, but as soon as the door opened he disappeared.
The man fell into the house in a faint. When he recovered a little, his people sent for the priest.
He told his story to the priest who told him he had no doubt it was his Guardian Angel.
The priest then questioned the man as to whether he met with anything after the stranger's joining him that might have harmed him
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:59
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The goldfinch is a small bird about the size of a sparrow. It is called a goldfinch because it has golden colours in its feathers. It builds its nest in high up whitetorns and it lays from four eggs. It builds and lines its nest much the same way as the robin. They travel in flocks and call to one another by their song. They feed on groundsel and blackheads. They are very often kept in cages because of the sweetness of their song.
The buckoo is a migratory bird which comes to us each Spring. We hear its call in April and then we know that Spring is with us. The buckoo is about the same size as a hawk. Its colour is greyish brown. It flies much like the hawk with its wings outstreched. The buckoo builds no nest of its own. It lays its egg in another birds nest. The egg is as large as the egg of the crow and is blue with red spots. It neither hatches nor rears its young. It leaves us and goes to the warm land in August.
The Skylark is as large as the blackbird. Its colour is brown and it builds its nest in the corn. It lays from four to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:58
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at the dances.
Townland: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Una Madden
Lorrha G.N.S.
14:6:'38
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:58
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at the dances.
Townaldn: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Una Madden
Lorrha G.N.S.
14:6:'38
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:57
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Clothes made Locally
There are two tailors in this district. They do not travel from house to house, but one of them goes to Birr to work. The tailors do not stock cloth. Coth is not spun or woven locally.
The tailors use a sewing machine, scissors, iron, ironing board, thimble, needle and thread. Shirts are not made in this district, but they were in former times, most women knit the men's socks at home.
There are no spinning wheels in this district, but there were a good may formerly.
There are special kinds of clothes worn on certain occasions such as, at the death of a relative black is worn and at a wedding fancy dresses are worn.
Evening dress is worn
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:55
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is supposed to be an unlucky day to part with money as you would be losing money all the year, but it is a good omen for those who receive the money.
Townland: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Carmel O'Meara
Lorrha G.N.S.
30.5.1938
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:53
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Buying and Selling
In olden times there were no big towns but shops were scattered through the country. People had to go to the nearest town to make purchases.
There was no buying or selling carried on after Mass on a Sunday as people considered it an unlucky day to make a bargain.
Money was not always given for goods as people some times bartered for other goods or some times gave labour for them.
In former times markets were held in towns and villages but they are only held in towns now-a-days. There are no accounts of hucksters, peddlers or dealers that visited districts in former times. A fourpenny bit a four shilling piece and a five shilling piece are gone out of use now-a-days. A bad shilling is said always to return to the owner.
It is said that "Handsel Monday"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:50
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we put a mark on the eggs so that if any other hen laid in the nest we would know the eggs.
Townland: Abbeyville
Parish: Lorrha
County: Birr

Lexy Killeen
Lorrha G.N.S.
22.5.1938
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:49
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The Care of our Farm Animals
The animals on our farm at home are cows, calves, pigs and horses. The cows have got no names. When driving cows and calves in or out of the field we say "How How". There are ties for twelve cows in our cowhouse, these are chains joined to the manger so as to tie the cows by the neck. The cowhouse is called a byre. If a cow is inclined to kick while milking it is usual to tie her legs. The ties are not homemade.
It is an old custom that on May Eve we hang a May bush over the cowhouse door so as to bring luck on the stock, another custom is to put the sign of the cross on the cow's hip after milking. It is put on with the froth of the milk. When calling hens we say "Tuk Tuk". We never set the eggs of a young goose because there is some superstition about setting them. When we are setting hen eggs
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:46
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at the crossroads but there are not any now-a-days.
There are not any monuments to the dead along the roads in this district.
The road leading from Lorrha to Portumna is very beautiful. For a mile and a half along the road there is a beautiful avenue of beach trees.
Townland: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Maura Gorman
Lorrha G.N.S.
15.5.1938
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:44
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Local Roads
There are four roads leading into the village of Lorrha. The one from the east leads to Abbeyville. A road going south leads to Carrighorig and the other two lead north and north-west both of these roads join the Portumna road about a mile from the village.
The road pointing north is known as the New Line because it is over a mile long and there is no turn on it, it was made only about forty years ago. All the other roads are very old and no one remembers their being made. Roads were made as relief work during the famine years. There are several paths through fields from every direction leading to the village.
Before bridges were made the rivers were crossed by fords. Long ago there used to be dances
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:41
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Food in Olden Times
In olden times people had only two meals a day, while poor people had only one. People often worked until 12 o'c without having any food. Potatoes and turnips were the chief meals people had in olden times. Buttermilk was the only milk drunk. Wheaten bread was the bread eaten. There was no meat eaten as people had to sell the pigs to pay the rent. People used to eat nothing only a piece of bread made on water, on Good Friday and Ash Wednesday and they drank black tea.
A vessel called a noggen made of wood was used as a cup in those old days.
Townland: Abbeyville
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Joan Killeen
Lorrha G.N.S.
8.5.1938
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:38
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for fish going down stream, this net is called the hoop net and is used for narrow streams.
A wooden frame is made and it is shaped like the shafts of a cart. The netting is fastened on to these poles. It is not fastened tightly on but there is a bag which hangs out behind. The fishermen drop the two poles and the net in the water, but they they still hold one mesh in their fingers and when the fish go in to the net he feels it and lifts it up.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:38
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temperature.
The butter is washed in the churn and taken out with a scoop into a butter rub, then it is salted, mixed and weighed into pound rolls.
The buttermilk is used for making bread.
Townland: Lorrha
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
Carmel O'Meara
Lorrha G.N.S.
3.5.1938
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:37
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Churning
We have a churn at home and it is an "end over end" churn. It is two feet high and it is four and a half feet in circumference at the top and bottom and is five feet round in the middle. It is twenty years in use. The various parts of the churn are the stand, barrel, lid, handle, plug valve and glass. The only marks on the churn are the maker's name and a number.
Butter is made twice a week. It is the girl who does the churning. The dairy is in the basement and no strangers come down to it. The churning takes about fifteen minutes. The handle is turned by hand and the churn is revolving all the time. There is a little oval shaped glass on the lid of the churn and when this is clear we know when the churning is done.
Water need never be put into the churning if the cream is at the right
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:34
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fish caught would be stuck in the meshes and would be dead. This net could be left unattended for a whole night and any fish caught in it would have to hang in the meshes until they were taken out.
There is another kind of net commonly known as the foot net. This net was in operation about thirty years ago. The foot net was used by poachers on account of the ease in working it. It consisted of a sheet of netting ten yards wide tied to two long poles. It was tied in such a way that it hung in the middle like a bag.
Two men walked into the river taking a pole each and walked down the river dragging the net after them.
When the fish struck the net the fishermen felt it and they lifted the net out of the water, thus capturing the fish.
The nets already described are used for fish going up stream, but we have another kind of net which is used
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:33
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in it.
There is ah ill behind our house from which there is a beautiful view of the country for miles around. When the furze growing on this hill is in bloom the hill is very picturesque.
Una Madden
Lorrha G.N.S.
Townland: Grange
Parish: Lorrha
County: North Tipperary
27.4.1938
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:31
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My Home District
My home district is Lorrha. It is in the Townland of Grange, in the Parish of Lorrha, and in the Barony of Lower Ormond.
The number of families in the townland consists of eight and the approximate number of people is thirty-five. There are only two old inhabitants, but they do not know Irish.
In former years the houses were more numerous, there were about fifty houses in the townland, but the Landlords evicted the people from the houses, and let out their little patches of land into grazing parks.
There are several of the old ruins still to be seen. Most of the people emigrated to America. The land is hilly and good. There is a large beech and oak wood growing
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:25
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Fishing Industry.
Fishing is carried on here from April to September. The net varies with the width and depth of the river.
The net hangs between two ropes one has lead on it to make sink and the other has cork to make it float. Fish go up the river at high tides and during floods, and when the water is low they lie in holes. When the men are going to fish, one man stands on the bank and holds the ropes of one end of the net. The other end is brought straight across the river to the other side. It is then brought down the river in the form of a hoop, so that any fish caught cannot get out.
When the men have to fish in the holes they throw the net around in the form of a hoop so if there is any fish they are sure to catch them.
In by gone days other kinds of nets were used, one was called the foot net, and the other was called the meshing net. The meshing is like the drag net already described. The meshing net could pulled across the river and any
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:12
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Before people go to fish in this district they dig worms. [sic] They look for them in the wet ground. They only take the black headed worms because the trout tale them faster than others.
There is a white grub which is a still better “bait” but it is very hard to get. The best place to look for them is under the roots of “dockens” in fairly dry ground.
The river Termon is the nearest river to us and the only fish that are in it are the trout. Sometimes a small Salmon comes up from the Erne.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:04
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they jump back into the water and get away safely.
Harold Clarke. Knockanin, Drumacrib P.O. Castleblaney
Age 13 years 3 months
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:03
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together and eat a "green" goose. It is also on this day that all the decorations are taken down.
Many Paterns take place on 15th August The feast of the Assumption. A Patern to St Dympna's well in Upper Lavey is an annual event on this day on our county.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 21:00
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Fishing.
There is fishing still carried on in the district of Knocknanin in the lake at a certain time of the year.
The name of the lake we fish at is Tullinawood. We fish with a rod cut from a hazel tree or we buy one. Sometimes for hooks we bend a pin in two.
We put the hook on a line which is attached to the top of the rod. There is a cork on the line about a yard up from the hook. The bait we put on the hook to catch the fish with, is a worm or a grub. We put it on the point of the hook and then cast it out into the water. When the fish sees the grub or the worm it jumps to catch it. Then the cork moves down under the water as a signal to you and then you know to pull it out.
Often you do not catch them for they are so slippery. When they come out of the water you cannot hold them in your hands and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 20:58
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Through Carriganima next morning.
I drove my own darling with speed.
Nor was I afraid of her father.
For doing so unlawful a deed.
I brought her to sunny Glounalouma.
My bride ever after to be.
What name shall I claim for my darling.
But lovely sweet Gradh Geal mo Chroidhe
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 20:54
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Through Carriganima next morning.
I drove my own darling with speed.
Nor was I aftaid of her father.
For doing so unlawful a deed.
I brought her to sunny Glounalouma.
My bride ever after to be.
What name shall I claim for my darling.
But lovely sweet Gradh Geal mo Chroidhe
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-13 20:50
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When Cloughduv sent the challenge.
They deaded to play
On the banks of the gliding Blackwater.
When the ball was thrown in. which is always the way
Clondrohid their showed them some playing.
All the judges decided to reward the day.
To the valiant young blades of Clondrohid
We had the O'Murphy's. O'Riordans the Walshes.
O Sheas whose valour was awarded great praise.
Whilst Kelleher and Tobin were the choicest of player's
In the valiant young blades of Clondrohid.
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2018-12-13 20:43
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Nature is sleeping out in the gloom,
Shadows are creeping inside my room.
Logs all aglow in the fireplace there,
Lonely I'm dreaming in old arm chair.
Beside an open fireplace I sit and dream of you,
In every flame I see the face,
That time and space will not erase.
And when the cooling embers die,
Just as your love died too,
There's nothing in my fireplace.
But broken dreams of you.
Darkness is falling,
Stars light the sky,
Night birds are calling,
Night breezes sigh.
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2018-12-13 20:42
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will hold the butter. The butter is then rinsed with fresh spring water and when it is well cleaned it is taken out of the churn with a scoop. It is then salted on a flat board and made into rolls.
Piseog: If a person brought anything from the house while the churning is being done it is said there would be no butter or if a person came into the house and not to do any of the churning he would bring the luck of the butter. If holy water was not put in the cream there would be no butter.
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2018-12-13 20:39
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will hold the butter. The butter is then rinsed with fresh spring water and when it is well cleaned it is taken out of the churn with a scoop. It is then salted on a flat board and made into rolls.
Pisroge: If a person brought anything from the house while the churning is being done it is said there would be no butter or if a person came into the house and not to do any of the churning he would bring the luck of the butter. If holy water was not put in the cream there would be no butter.
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2018-12-13 20:25
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The Summer churning is done twice a week because the cows have a lot of milk and as the weather is warm the cream would get tainted if it was not churned. There are three kinds of churns. They are nearly the same make but worked in a different manner. The cream is churned in one of them by working the dash up and down in it and lest the milk would come up through the lid there is a little timber cup put around the dash.
The cream is churned in the other churn by turning a handle while left on a chair or table and the beaters inside the milk. The most convenient one of all which is mostly in use at present is very easily worked. It is merely to twist the whole barrel around by means of a handle and as it twists the cream is churned by dashing from side to side. In some churns there is no need to raise the lid to know when it is churned. There is a glass in the lid and when the sign of butter comes on this piece of glass the cream is churned. This may be done in about a quarter of an hour.
When cream is churned the butter milk is let out through a small hole near the bottom of the churn and if any of the butter escapes with it, it can be strained through a little sieve which
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2018-12-13 20:15
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came to Ireland. When Cromwell arrived, his soldiers at once attacked the castle and although Lord Alymer put up a great fight, he was defeated. His castle was burned to the ground. Before the fight started Lord Alymer ordered two of his servants to hide all his gold outside. They did so, and we’re returning when the soldiers captured them and immediately put them to death. The gold never found afterwards and is probably concealed there still
There I wan ancient cross at Balrath cross-roads also. It was erected by Lady Alymer over her husband’s grave. This women is said to have been married seven times during her life and she erected a cross similar to the one at Balrath over each grave. True enough, seven crosses exist to-day and they are nearly all on the Abbey Road. Another of Lady Alymen’s crosses is found on gualstown land; another at the
duine anaithnid
2018-12-13 20:08
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Flounder and Golden wonders.
The varieties that are grown mostly around this place were Champions, Arranbanners and Kerrpinks.
The people used to make starch out of the potatoes in olden times. They used to peel the skins off them and grate them. Then they used to put boiling water on them and used that as starch.
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2018-12-13 20:01
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together and eat a "green" goose. It is also on this day that all the decorations are taken down.
Many Patems [?] take place on 15th August The feast of the Assumption. A Patem to St Dympna's well in Upper Lavey is an annual event on this day on our county.
Collected by Dympna Maloney
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2018-12-13 19:56
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Festival Customs
Shrove Tuesday (usually called "Pan-cake Tuesday) is always a great source of attraction both to adults and children. On that night a big feast of pan-cakes is partaken of by the household.
The woman of the house cooks the pan-cakes and when they are done on one side the man of the house takes up the pan tosses the pan-cake up in the air and lets it come down so that the side of the pancake that was facing up shall now face down and vice versa.
On Saint John's Day people go out and gather wood for a bon-fire. When dusk falls the family proceed to one of their own fields and light a bonfire. They dance around the fire, sing songs, play mouth organs and make themselves gay. When the fire is low they jump over it, but whoever fails to accomplish this feat it is said of them that they shall not live to see the next Saint John's Day. Now that the fire is low one of the family (usually one of the older members) takes one of the burning embers and throws it onto one of the fields and the field into which it falls is said to yield twice the crop.
On the Epiphany all the family gather
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2018-12-13 19:55
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Local Ruins
The number of old ruins in the locality is very large, yet a few years ago it was much longer. A great lot of old houses, walls, etc. have been demolished lately and the materials used in the erection of new houses and roads. All over the parish and out side its boundaries one can see remains of castles, abbeys, churchs, monasteries, ect. Very beautiful stories are told about some of those old ruins while many a mother’s or a father’s heart was broken by a cruel deed done in another.
Not far from Balrath Cross there is a ruined castle. It was owned in former days by people called Alymer. Lord Alymer lived in the castle befor Cromwell
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2018-12-13 19:50
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a shovel.
During the Summer months the weeds have to be pulled out of the ridges and the stalks have to be sprayed with blue-stone and washing soda so as to keep away the blight.
They are dug with a spade by the farmer in Autumn and his family picks them. They are put in heaps and covered with clay so that the rain cannot get near them.
There are many different varieties of potatoes in the district namely - Champions, Kerr-pinks, Arran-banners, Arran-victors, Arran-chiefs, Epicures
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2018-12-13 19:44
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side of the house by discovered that a burglar was about to enter the house. Fr. Sheridan could have sent the man hurtling to the ground, yet he hesitated, fearing the fall night end the mans life, and left the theif to take what he wanted. The windows were barred up afterwards, and even to-day some of those iron bars remain to be seen. The house is situated in the townland of Ballinlough and is owned by Mr. Kelly, Rathmullen, Drogheda.
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2018-12-13 19:40
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sown and covered lightly with a shovel. After a few weeks there is artificial manure put on them and then they are covered with the plough.
There were wooden ploughs used in this district in former times but very few now. The spades are all bought in the shops.
This is the way the potatoes are prepared for sowing They get the potatoes and cut them into slit leaving an eye in each slit. There are holes bored in the ridge and the slits are put into them.
They are then covered with clay with a spade, and afterwards with a grape and finally with
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2018-12-13 19:38
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The Prietst’s road leads from Seneschalstown Cross to Flynn’s Cross on the main Dublin, Slane road. It is called this neme because all priest of the parish dwelt in the parochal House on this road at one time. About one hundred years ago, the Parish Priest (Fr. Sheridan) heard an unusual noise during the night. When he approached the second story window on the western
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2018-12-13 19:34
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leis go raibh a mhuinntir féin agus muinntir Loingsig ag gabháil ar a chéile i rith a saoghail. "Da n-oireadh dromach treabhtha nó cuing do dhuine againn lár na mháireach do raghadh sé chun an duine eile ghá iarraidh agus gheobhadh sé " adubhairt sé. "Is cuma dhuit-se mar a gcuirfead id' choinnibh iad. Níor iarradh orm é ach má iarrann na Loingsigh congnamh orm raghaimíd ag triall ortha". Níor iarr Dómhnall Ó Loingsigh aon fhear air agus níor chuir sé ann iad . Bhí dhá ceann na bruighne ag cainnt le chéile ar an mbóthar agus ag déanamh síothchána bhíodar.D'iompuig an fear ceannais a bhí ar mhuinntir Loingsigh ar a shluagh féin agus labhair mar seo,"Téidhighidh go léir abhaile, i n-Ainm Dé mar tá síothcháin déanta". Ní raibh an focal as a bhéal nuair a labhair duine de mhuinntir Loingsigh go raibh mianach na bruighne go smior ann agus dubhairt, "Tá mar déanfamne féin síothcháin dúinn féin". Leis sin do léim sé agus do bhuail sé an chéad buille ar Shéan Ó Suibhne. As san tiocfas, b'fhiú gach aoinne bualadh annsan.Do leanadar uair nó uair go leith ar an ráta san go dtí gur buadhadh go tréan ar Mhuinntir Shuibhne. Sé an méid a bhí dá bharr aca gur cuireadh sa phríosún gach taobh. Bhascadar agus leath-mharbhuigheadar a chéile agus bhí a lán aca fé chúram an dochtúra ar feadh tamaill mhaith
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2018-12-13 19:32
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A very old road in this district is the Barr Shinagh Road. It leads from the Skanacy Road to Clusker's Cross is known as Tobar Dóinnaig. Several old people in the locality still mention a church and graveyard, they themselves after visited there in their youthful years. The church was pillaged and plundered by some of Cromwell's posterity. The scattered remains of the ruins were carted away by Protestants and now horses were built with the material. The
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2018-12-13 19:31
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hollowed ground was planted by a Protestand landlord, who forbade a Catholic to enter the ruined place or worship there. After a number of years of such suppression a mighty well sprang up and flooded the ancient church site. It is said that the cruel landlord was drowned in the floods. Even to-day the well is to be seen and water is still drawn from it. Several miraculous cures are said to have been performed there. This welll, known as the Tobar Dóinnaig Well has never been known to go dry
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2018-12-13 19:31
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The Potato Crop.
My father is a farmer and he has about five statute acres of land under potatoes this year. The amount differs every year and it is my father who prepares the ground.
Sometimes there is manure put out on the grass before it is turned up and the potatoes are sown in both ridges and drills.
This is the way the drills are made. Firstly there is manure put out on the field and spread. Then the ground is ploughed and harrowed and in a while after it is again ploughed and harrowed. the drills are then opened with a plough. Then the potatoes are
duine anaithnid
2018-12-13 19:16
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There is only one grave yard in the parish of KIlnamona .It is in the townland of Knocktemple .There is no name on it ,but it is is known as Kilnamona grave yard.it is situated almost in the centre of the parish,it is very near the church and school.A great deal of people are buried in it up to the present day.It is a square grave yard there is a stone wall built around it,it is not a large grave yard.In the centre of the grave yard there are ruins of an old parish church.
duine anaithnid
2018-12-13 19:15
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Long ago a farmer living at Kilcross sent his servant man with some sheep to another farm he had in Kilmaley .He arrived safely with the sheep and had some refreshments there.On his return home in the evening he said to himself that he would count the forts between Kilmaley and his master's home.he began to count until he came to a fort in Kilnamona.Two men walked out from the fort to him -men he
duine anaithnid
2018-12-13 19:13
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There are about ten forts in our school district. There is one fort on the townland of Knocktemple owned by a man named Hegarty ,two in the townland of Ballyinaninna ,one owned by a man named Mackey and the other owned by a man named Cahir.One in the townland of Ballyashea owned by a man named Hegarty one in the townland of Gortmore
duine anaithnid
2018-12-13 18:13
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At one time the towland of Corbally was owned by the O'Sullivans. They sold the land afterwards to different people. Our farm is situated in Corbally about a league from the town of Killorglin. It is so called because of its many twists and turns.
Some of the fields in our farm have Irish names. The field which is nearest to the dwelling house is called 'pairc na gainmheach' or 'sandy field'.
A field is situated below this again called 'Pairc a Lespa' or Fort Field.
'Pairc an seupac' or airy field.
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2018-12-13 17:53
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In the Glebe there is a little lane. On it are the remains of a limekiln. One time when the yeomen were in Ireland a woman and her baby hid in this limekiln. One day yeomen entered the limekiln and seeing the baby and its mother. He stuck his spear through the baby and showed it to the mother. The descendants of that man always had bad luck.
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2018-12-13 17:50
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One time there lived in Coolrain a very cruel man. He was one of Cromwell's soldiers At this time the priest went to every house saying the stations of the cross. One day he came to this mans house. The man would not let the priest in. The priest said :- "When you want me you won't have me." When the man was dying he sent a man on horse back by night for the priest. On the way the man was stopped at a place called Casey's gate. He could not see anyone. He urged his horse on but still it would not go.
After a very long time he was able to go. He went to the priest he told what happened. The priest said to the messenger "Go back I will not go the man is dead." The man was dead.
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2018-12-13 17:43
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One night a man was returning from rambling. He was led astray and he did not know it. He was found two days after about 8 miles from where he was. It is a mystery to every one and to himself to know how he crossed all the rivers he had to cross to get where he was.
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2018-12-13 17:40
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"The Island"
"The Stoney Field"
"Cocked Hat"
The above 3 are Marsh's, Springmount
"The Horse Park "
"Standing Park"
The above 2 are Delaney's bunta.
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2018-12-13 17:29
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2018-12-13 17:28
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2018-12-13 17:26
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not lucky to set more than thirteen eggs
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2018-12-13 17:26
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fifteen eggs each. A young goose or her eggs are not "set" until the second year. The goose feathers her nest. She has to be set where she lays. A goose is fed every second day with corn, and water to drink. The hatching takes a month. When the goslings are hatched they get water to drink mixed with a little Indian meal.
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2018-12-13 17:25
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2018-12-13 17:24
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Bíodh chun beith ag bualadh arbhair ina leithéid seo áit so Rinn agus ní raibh a dhadthoin mólaí ag an bhfeirmeoir agus caith sé dul ag iarraidh tamall de mhála. Chas sé isteach go dtí bean ná bogfadh an bacah, ba bhoichte a croidhe agus seo mar do labhair sé chun a croidhe a úiruighadh :-
"Móra agus Muire dhuit a mhaidin na gCéirrthoch
A bhean beag shoineanta, shiosmartha, sásta
Is fear bocht dealbh mé a bhfuil capaill ar pádh agam
Agus tobair dom teachtaire tamall de mhála
Briseadh ná brúghadh ní bhainfidh do'd mhála
Agus beidh sé sa mbaile agat an lá sin amárach"
"Gheobhaidh tú é agus míle fáilte", arsa sí.
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2018-12-13 17:23
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There are a number of herbs or weeds growing around where I live. Thistles, Docks, Nettles, Spearmint, Sunk, Blind sally, Preshaugh and Water cress etc. Thistles, Docks, Nettles, and Preshaugh are the most harmful because they spread rapidly and impoverish the soil. Thistles only grow in good land. They will not live in poor land. Water-cress is found in streams and marshy places. it has good medicinal qualities.
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2018-12-13 17:19
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We sow from about half an acre to an acre of potatoes every year.
The ground is first ploughed with a wheel-plough and then is cultivated and rolled and harrowed and then made into drills. Manure is then spread in the furrows. Then the seed is planted about six inches apart. The seed is made by cutting potatoes in halves or quarters according to their size. Some people let them sprout by putting them in boxes in the Winter. The potatoes are moulded and sprayed during the Summer.
Some people dig them with a spade and others plough them out, but most people dig them with a potato digger. Then the potatoes are put in pits and afterwards sorted. They are picked into baskets and buckets.
The best varieties are, Champions, Skerry Champions, Kerr's Pink, Epicure, Shamrocks, May Queen and British Queen.
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2018-12-13 17:16
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There is a very holy well in Skeirke. Its is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The name of it is "Lady's Well". It is situated in the centre of a large sycamore tree near the church of Skeirke. This large tree is growing in a field belonging to Mr Butler.
Long ago this well was in the ground where the tree is now growing. At this time it was a Protestant man who owned the field. He did not want the well there so he got it filled in.
After a couple of years a large sycamore tree grew up where the well was filled in. The well soon sprang up through the trunk of the tree.
The people of Skeirke protect it from all harm. Every year on the 15th day of August people go there to pray. This well was never known to go dry. Many things such as medals and beads are left after the people when they go there to pray.
The people kneel around the church of Skeirke while the rosary is being recited. When it is finished the people walk down to the well. The people kneel around the well where the Litany of the Blessed Virgin is said.
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2018-12-13 17:16
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2018-12-13 17:15
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Ó a Íosa Críost a croidhe na thruagmheílle féach anuas orainn leo shúile ró naomhta tré thoradh do pháise den ár gcás do réidteach
A Mhic na banaltra do ceannuigh go daor sinn
Ar cheann na croise is do chuid fola dá thaosgadh
Beir leat m'anam agus déan é shaoradh.
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2018-12-13 17:11
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Coimirche m'anam ort a Mhichil Naomha agus ar an Maighdean atá ag tiodhlachan t'aon mhic ar uain is ar aingil, ar easbog is ar cléirigh, is ar an Rí Geal Dé h-Aoine do cheusadh is 'nár geibhimíd bás coidche go ndéineann áithruigheacht in ár bpeacaí in éinfeacht. Áithruigheacht gan cailís in aon rud, croí na truaighe gan fuath d-aoinne, gan spíoc gan sainnt sa saol seo ach baistfimíd an tobar i gcomhclas do'n daonacht mar is caoirigh sinn a díbrighead ós na treudhta agus a Dhia mhóir dílis ná díbir uait féin sinn.
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2018-12-13 17:04
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2018-12-13 16:34
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The potatoes are lifted in the month of October. They are lifted with a machine called a potato-digger now. About six or more pickers get out with "skibs". The man who owns the digger generally drives the horses. When he has one drill dug, he waits till
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2018-12-13 16:33
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When the young potatoes begin to grow the farmer has to protect them from rooks by putting up scare crows and by shooting some of them. They also have to protect them from rats by trapping or poisoning them.
In the month of June the potatoes are generally sprayed with blue-stone to protect the blight from harming them. If the potatoes are sown in a garden they are moulded with a spade and the drills are cleaned with a hoe or a scuffle. Sometimes the potatoes are not sprayed but they do not grow as big as they would if they had been sprayed.
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2018-12-13 16:31
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The care which is taken of Potatoes when the stalks of the potatoes appear above the ground, the clay is moulded up to them to prevent the frost from harming them. As thistles and other weeds grow in abundance in potato drills they have to be moulded several times.
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2018-12-13 16:30
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Some potatoes have to be planted a foot apart and others only nine inches. How the people plant the potatoes now, is that they have potatoes boxes or "práiscíns" and go along the drills very easily. They have to put the potatoes straight in the drills or else when the potatoes grow up they will be on the side of the drill and look very crooked. The drills have to be moulded so as to keep the weeds from growing there. The farmers say that if you have not your potatoes sowed before the cuckoo comes back to Ireland you are very late.
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2018-12-13 16:29
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The farmers' wives usually cut the seed. When they have gathered all the small potatoes into bags they get sharp knives and cut the potatoes so as to have about half the eyes in each half potato. If the seed is wet they put ashes on them. The seed (sciollaín) is left for a week or two to dry and then they are taken to the field and set on the manure in drills at about one foot apart.
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2018-12-13 16:28
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Farmers plough the ground first for potatoes. Potatoes are sown shortly after Saint Patrick's Day. Then they harrow and cultivate the ground. When they have it well tilled, they open drills. When they have the drills opened they draw manure out to the field, with horses and carts, and they throw the manure out in heaps along the drills and then they plant the potatoes on the manure.
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2018-12-13 16:04
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and pushings pins into their mouths. The aunt saw that she could do nothing with them so she sent them back home. The father again tried to cure them. He made them read the Bible and the result was extraordinary. Everytime they came to the name Jesus Christ they would start coughing and choking and would be unable to pronounce it but when they came to the word “devil” they would feel greatly relieved. The man then decided to get the witch arrested and the charge he made against her was “willfully damaging his children for no apparent reason.” She was arrested and brought to court where evidence brought to light showed that she had dealings with the devil. She was condemned to be burned at the stake. Immediately after the sentence was carried out the children ceased coughing.
Another time before this incident occurred an event happened beside this same witches cottage. There was a gate leading into field at the corner of the cottage A man was going through this gate with a horse and cart. The wheel of the cart struck the corner of the cottage and knocked part of it down
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2018-12-13 16:01
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2018-12-13 16:00
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guartered. This was a common sentence for a priest in those days. The place where this priest was murdered is marked by a bush and and on the spot where the priest blood was shed never grew a blade of grass to the present day.
Thanks to be to God the priests and people are allowed to exercise their religion publicely and the Faith has been spread to the most bigotted and the darkest part of the country.
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2018-12-13 15:59
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The Legnanara Road is probably the oldest road in the locality. It leads from Kentstown Cross Roads to Fairland Cross. It is supposed to be one of the five great roads leading from Tara, in the days gone by
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2018-12-13 15:57
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1. Ainm an duine a bfhuaras an sceal uaidh Lorcann Ó Mhórain
2. A Sheolad Cábhan, Maothail
3. A aois 22
4. A Ghairm - bheata - feirmeóir
5 Cat tógadh é agus car caith sé a saoghal
Cabhan, Maothail
6. Ainm a duine ór chuala sé an scéal.
7. An datá ar a scriobhadh an scéal san leabar seo.
12adh Mí Eanair 1938
The Penal Days
During the period of the penal laws catholics found it very hard to exercise their religion and it was by continual hardships that they were able to live atal. The priests and the people of those days had their religion at heart and no matter what torture or punishment they endured they always made it a part of their duty to hear
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He made the Kyle Road so that people would not be passing by his hall-door
There was a battle fought at Carrickshock in account of the tithes that were put on the people. The Police & process-server, whose name was Edmond Butler marched from Killmoganny to evict some people in Carrickshock
When they reached Hugginstown, the Chapel Bell was rung to call the people. They gathered from all quarters with every weapon they could lay hands on. Most people came from Castlemorris as they were the most oppressed.
When they "peelers" were as far as a Carrow lane, they were surrounded & many of them were killed. The dead bodies were carried to the Protestant graveyard & buried there.
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Some of the riddles that the old people have are:-
Q. What part of a cow goes into the stable first?
A. Her breath
Q. What is a herring worth when it is half eaten?
A. It is worth turning.
Q. What is as small as a midges eye?
A. Another midges eye.
Q. It is in the marrow. It is not in the bone. It is in
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and the man said he was sorry. The priest forgave him and after a few days the sick man got better.
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There was an old road across where Mr. Hogarty's grove is and it was called the coach road. It was made of wood. There was a road
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the rock. It is not in the stone. It is in the church, It is not in the steeple. It is in the minister and not in the people.
A. The letter "R"
Q. Tink, tank under the bank tin drawing four?
A. A woman milking a cow.
Q. Long legs, short thighs, little head and no eyes?
A. A tongs.
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My name it is Tom Sheridan,
My age is 84
I see we have a living now,
We never had before
From the red bog they make the rag.
They fill it brown and black.
Hurray, my boys for freedom.
Fill up "The Standard sack"
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There is an old woman buried on the canal bank in Derrymullen and there is a big
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Mara líonfaidh na faoillí na fuarlaigh
Líonfaidh an Márta go bruach iad.
Ní dírighe bradáin i lár an easaigh.
Ná Lá le Pádraig i lár an Earraigg.
Má glsodhann an cuach ar crann gan duilleabhair
Díol an bó is ceannuigh arbhar.
Bíonn mallacht an t-Albánach ar Feabhra breágh.
Lá le Pádraig Earraigh
Bíonn nead ar gach coill
Breach ar gach linn
Agus laogh in gach cró in Éirinn.
Dearg thiar is grian ambháireach
Dearg thoir is fearthainn anurthat.
Is mó athrú a cuireann lá Márta de.
Má thagann ré isteach go cruaidh gaothmhar
Ragaidh sé amach sa t-slighe céadna.
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brass buttons, long stockings, brogues of strong stout leather, heavy frieze coats and Caroline hats. Before the hurling match started the men took off coats, brogues stockings and hats wearing nothing but shirt and breeches.
While men were engaged in the hurling the girls and young women present took up a corner of the field playing such games as High-Gates.
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An cead fear :-
A fharaire groidhe de shíol no fearaibh a bfeárr
A roinnfeadh an fíon go fial is go fairsing ar clár
Nár bhainidh ort aon díth is nár luíghidh ort galar an bháis
Is ó ránaig tú im líon chuir an phíopa bog dearg im láimh.
An fear eile :-
Is duine bocht mise gan pingin, scilling ná raol
A bhfuil mo bhríste ceangailte orm go lom is go docht le tope
Ní ólaimse puins is leatsa nach iongantas é
Is leis sin de, cuireadh gach duine tine ar ón píopa féin.
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About 80 years ago men loved hurling on Sundays and the matches were played in certain selected parks for the start of the match. Shanavalla Carrigahorig was the usual hurling ground. Hurling home was the oldest form of game known. Two teams met at a selected spot. The ball was thrown in and such a ball was big and heavy. The hurleys, too, were not like those used at the present day. They were long stout wattles somewhat like a spade handle. With these awkward wattles the men could readily raise the ball off the ground and puck it a long distance.
An active young man would then pursue the ball with the speed of a hound, and catching up upon it would drive it back or forth according to the direction of his own parish from the spot. Indeed there was much hurling back an forth as there were speedy men on both sides watching for the flying ball.
There was no referee and few rules were observed. These determined matches ended in free fights, the spectators taking part in the fight. A broken shin accidentally received was usually the cause of a big row.
In those days men dressed in knee-breeches with
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The Standard Sack
My name it is Tom Sheridan,
My age is 84
I see we have a living now
We never had before
From the red bog they make the rage
They fill it brown and black
Hurray my boys for freedom
Fill up the Standard Sack
Brigid Ennis, Derrymullen, Robertstown, Naas, Co. Kildare.
There is an old woman buried on the canal bank in Derrymullen and there is a big