Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 343416 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2020-03-28 20:31
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lakes, a miniature Killarney, on which are hundreds of swans and wild foul. The plantations, gardens, etc are laid out with great taste and magnificence. it is occasionally, in summer weather, visited by citizens of Cork, by the permission of its owner.
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2020-03-28 20:29
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Once celebrated for its cider, large orchard being cultivated there. It was the estate of the Early Clancarthy, who lost it in the rebellion of 1641, when it came into the possession of the Crook family. Outside the station, and a little to the left, stands the castle of Cloghdha;the stone building of David, founded by Diarmuid Oge, one of the McCarthys, now the property of the Earl of Bandon, who renovated it, and uses it as a fishing and shooting lodge. To the right is Lissarda Castle, built by the Baldwin family, now a fine ivy-mantled ruin. Further on, on the left, we get a glimpse of Warren's Court, the beautiful residence of Sir Augustus Warren. He is a series of three
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2020-03-28 20:24
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the beautiful and romantic ruins of Castlemore Caisleán Mór, the great Castle built by the MacSweeneys, in the 15th century.
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2020-03-28 20:23
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the beautiful and romantic ruins of Castlemore Caisleán Mór, the great Castle built by the MacSweeneys, in nthe 15th century.
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2020-03-28 20:19
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suspicious of what the digging meant, they carefully routed the expectant gold finder with stones and set to work themselves and succeeded in finding the crock of gold which the other man had dreamt about. The gold fell into the hands of a family called Cronins, who instead of prospering in it fell into misfortune. Tradition states , that it was on account of the wrong way they got the gold that they became so unlucky.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 20:15
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About two hundred years ago, when Beamish took over the lands of Dooniskey there lived there a man who had accumulated a lot of gold and whose interest in the land when Beamish took it over, erased. He secured his gold in a well secured box.
It was customary at the time, as it is up to the present, to hold dances or "patterns" at the cross roads.Tradition tells us, that a well attended pattern was held on summer evenings at Beamishes gate as has been often held there since. One evening, when the man of the gold attended this pattern he noticed a handkerchief protruding from a girls pocket which was quite similar to one he had in his "gold" box. He went home, and searched the box thinking it was his own handkerchief he saw in the possession of the girl but he was mistaken there. To remove all further fears and doubts from his mind, he placed the gold in a crock and hid it along side a white thorn briar in the boundary fence between Shine's and Murphy's farms. The white thorn briar is to be seen at present day growing on the fence.
In later year's, it is said, that a man living in the neighbourhood dreamt that gold was hidden under the briar. At a late hour one night, he went in search of the gold and in digging up the place where it was, the noise of the bar attracted the attention of some "sruraidhreans[?]" who were returning home from a neighbour's house. Becoming
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 20:06
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In the cold dark winter night
When the hearth-stone was swept so clean and neat
And the big turf fire was bright.
Ah! tell me about the road to the Quay
Are there many changes there?
In fancy now I can plainly see
The distant hills of Clare
I can see every twist in the old green lane
That led to the Shannon shore,
Oh! would I could visit those scenes again
I loved in the days of yore.
Written by Mr Patrick Moran (now residing in Miltown)
Words supplied by Jack Hayes, Ballysteen Post Office.
Also by Muriel Fitzgerald, Ballinvoher (grand-neice)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 20:02
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in England but the change of diet from the potatoes and the Indian meal (and stirabout)
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2020-03-28 20:00
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Murphy "Rahy"
Another famous runner who lived near Kilmichael in more remote times was Murphy "Rahy" so called. Toisc go raib an rit com maith aige. This "Rahy" was the grandfather of the present William "Rahy" the Engine man. This Murphy was such a noted runner in his time that he was taken by some English gentlemen who were visiting the country to compete in England. At first he had a series of sucesses
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2020-03-28 20:00
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Kilmichael
Noted Men
Kilmichael can boast of having produced some great runners from time to time but the runner of whom we hear the most is Pat Warren who was the eldest son of the famous Gaelic singer Dannie Warren of Mountmusic. When the G.A.A. was established in 1884 by Michael Cusack and Dr Croke it was in Kilmichael - in Maurice Dromey's lawn- the first sports meeting in Ireland under the new Rules was held. It was at that meeting " Paddy" Warren ran his first race and a competitor against him on that day was another runner who afterwards became famous namely O Mahony the "Steam Engine" from Roscarbery ( so called because he beat the train in a half mile race). Warren after his debut at Kilmichael won at sports after sports until he became one of the best 1' mile runners in Ireland.
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2020-03-28 19:27
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Memories of Ballysteen - An Exiles Enquiries
(Supposed to have been spoken by an exile on meeting a fresh emigrant from the locality)
And this is you from Ireland, Jack,
Alannah, ah, give me your hand.
For memories now come crowded back
Of that dear, old sweet old land.
I can see the 'Cross' and Naughton's hill,
And Kenerks little field so green,
And every bush, and bank and sill,
In dear old Ballysteen.
Is the whitethorn bush at the corner yet?
Ah, many and many a day
I was told by whom, and when it was set
Sure she's now 'neath the cold, cold clay.
Tis 'Mommy' I mean. She often said
"Boys don't abuse that tree,
You'll all meet here when I am dead
And I know you'll pray for me."
I'm told the thatched house is gone from the scene,
That the walls are all fallen and bare.
Twill not be at all like Ballysteen
If the old thatched house isn't there.
Twas often I sat in the corner seat
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2020-03-28 18:41
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Long long ago, there lived a rich old king who was getting a castle built for his daughter, to get married. At this time there lived a giant and his three sons near by and every night they came and knocked down all that was built in the day and killed a sheep and ate it.
The king was very troubled and put a reward in the paper that anyone who'd guard it would get £5 every night. Well Q. was a poor widow's son who lived near by and he was anxious to earn the money. So this morning when Q. came in his mother had porridge made for him and it was that thin that if it got out on a plank it would run a mile. Now it was covered all over with 1,000 flies. He killed every one of them, and then made up his mind that that this might help him to earn the money.
He got a rusty sword and wrote on it that he took a 1,000 lives to-day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 18:23
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Reamh-Rádh
Chuala mé an sgéal seo on sean-fhear Pádraig Mac Cormac a fuair bás bliadhanta o shion.
Sgéal
Nuair a bhí an Naomh Iosaf, an Mhaighdean Mhuire & Íosa Críost ag teitheadh on fhearg an Herod bhí turas fada le déanamh acu sul a shroisfidis Egypt.
Aimsear fuar, seacamhail do bhí ann & tar éis an lae bhíodar caithte tnáithte, Ní raibh teach nó bóthán le feiceáil & bhíodar i gcruaidh cás.
Thosuigheadar ag guidhe & tar éis tamaill eile d'airigeadar solus beag i bhfad uatha.
Do dhruideadar fé dhéin an soluis sin & chonnaiceadar teach beag. Do chnagadar ar an ndoras & tháinig bean amac. Ní raibh le feiceáil istigh ach cliabhán.
D'fhiafruigheadar dí an dtiubhradh sí lóistín dóibh ar feadh na h-oidhche.
Ghabh uamhan ar an mnaoi. Bhí fhios aici go maith go mbeadh fearg an domhain ar a chéile.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 18:17
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The noggins were used for holding porridge. Oaten porridge was the supper of the people in these days. There are very few noggins in this part of the country now.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 18:12
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The milk that was used was sweet milk butter milk and "bull milk". At dinner time the potatoes were teemed out on a basket which was left sitting on a pot on the middle of the floor. The family would get seated around the bucket and eat their dinner. When the dinner was finished the basket was hung up on a peg outside the door.
The kind of bread used was 'boxty' and oaten bread. On feasts like Hallow - Eve and Shrove Tuesday the people made "champ" and pancakes. Tea was first used in small quantities in the district about sixty years ago. Before cups were known of in the district porringers and noggins were used. These noggins were little round wooden vessels with a handle raised above the rim as shown in margin.
(Drawing in margin)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 18:11
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The milk that was used was sweet milk butter milk and "bull milk". At dinner time the potatoes were teemed out on a basket which was left sitting on a pot on the middle of the floor. The family would get seated around the bucket and eat their dinner. When the dinner was finished the basket was hung up on a peg outside the door.
The kind of bread used was 'boxty' and oaten bread. On feasts like Hallow - Eve and Shrove Tuesday the people made "champ" and pancakes. Tea was first used in small quantities in the district about sixty years ago. Before cups were known of in the district porringers and noggins were used. These noggins were little round wooden vessels with a handle raised above the rim as shown in margin.
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2020-03-28 17:52
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The townland is Normanstown and the parish Mullaghea in the barony of Lower Kells. The population is about one hunred. The most common name in Normanstown is Smyth.
Most of houses are slated. There are about seven people over 70. The oldest woman in Normanstown is Mrs Smith and Michael Smith is the oldest man.
There are about a hundred families in the parish of Mullaghea. The people were not very numerous in olden times. There are no ruins.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:48
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finally I became lovely hat.
I heard the people talking about the lovely hat they saw
I was packed in a very nice box and sent on the train to Dublin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:47
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I am a old hat. Here I lie in this old ditch for the past three years.
I was once on a sheep back
I had a fine time looking at the beautiful scenery around me.
One day I was in a field with my copanions when I saw a man coming down the field towards us with a shears he started and cut of the wool of my back and put it in a pag and brought it of with him
I was then sent of to a fatory where I was pulled and shaved and washed until
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2020-03-28 17:47
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When butter was made at home long ago, the milk was skimmed with a skimmer. Then the cream was put in a wooden vessel for a few days.
When they had the quantity they required they made the butter.
The cream was put in the barrel and the barrel was kept turning by twisting the handles. About half an hour it took to make it.
A plug which was in the side of the barrel was taken out, and then the buttermilk came out, and it was kept for certain uses.
The buttermilk was thought healthy to drink, and they used it in making bread.
Cold water was put in with a funnel and the churn was twisted around, and they gave the butter three washings.
Then it was taken out and put into a tub, and salted, and washed again.
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2020-03-28 17:45
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The boy was conveyed safely to the States where he secured a position and never again returned to his native land.
The younger Ambrose boy was taken to the house of Mr Michael Ranahan, then a boy of nine at Ballycanana. For safety he was put in a cave by the shore where food was conveyed to him daily by Michael. The latter was warned not to salute or speak to a woman on his way to and fro. After a time, the refugee was arrested and brought before Mr Waller, Castletown house, then a Magistrate. Mr Waller asked the Sergeant in charge what the boy had done and was told that he was a Fenian. On hearing this the Magistrate said 'God help Ireland if it is lads like this are to fight for it and he gave the boy five shillings and sent him home. Later the boy went to College and was ordained a priest. Towards the end of his life he was appointed parish priest of Glenroe, Co Limerick and while there he paid a visit to Ranahan's house and the cave where he had taken refuge in '67.
P'ina Holland
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From James Culhane 87
Mitchelstown
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Owen Hayes 47
Ballysteen Post Office
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2020-03-28 17:41
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One night I had a very adventures dream. I dreamt that I was going to some friend out a broad and that if I went there I would meet with something to my advantage.
Next morning I woke up and called my
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2020-03-28 17:40
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to heal cuts, and bruises.
The blood is very good for sores too, and it often heals them.
Long ago, when one had the measles, the fat of the sheep was rendered into dripping, and then drank as a cure for this ailment.
There was an old superstition that when a child was delicate she was brought to the forge, and the smith would lift the sledge over her three times.
By doing this it was believed that she would get strong and healthy.
In this parish there lives a gentleman whose name is -
Mr. R. Gamble
Cullinagh
Kilmeaden
Co. Waterford
and he is able to cure ringworm and wildfire. This cure has been in his family for generations. First he gets three little kippins, and puts them in the fire. When they are red he takes them out one by one and holds it over the ringworm, while doing this he says some words in his mind. Then when the words are said he takes up the second stick, and repeats the same words. When this is done he takes up the third stick likewise. The person who is affected must visit him three times before he is cured.
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2020-03-28 17:39
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mother to the bedroom noticed that I was very delighted looking she asked me if I saw anything during the night and I said I had not.
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2020-03-28 17:37
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For the want of a nail the shoe was lost.
A stitch in time saves nine.
When another man's house is on fire take care of your one.
The last straw breaks the camels back
Never look at a half finished job.
Don't leave until morrow what you can do today.
Second thoughts are generally best.
One man's word is as good as anothers.
Doctors differ and patients die.
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2020-03-28 17:35
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When is a soldier not a soldier.
Ans. When he is in quarters.
Why is a vain young lady like a drunkred.
Ans. Because they are both fond of the glass.
How many peas are there in a pint.
Ans One.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:33
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As white as milk and milk it is not.
As green as grass and grass it is not.
As red as blood and blood it is not.
As black as ink and ink it is not.
Ans. A Blackberry
What part of a cow goes out a gap first.
Her Breath.
Why does a hen pick a pot.
Ans Because she can't lick it.
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2020-03-28 17:32
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frightened, and they began to scream. They ran as fast as they could. Each woman dropped her basket and ran away without it.
Next morning the man who had adopted the plan came to the fort. The baskets were in the spot where the women had left them. He hid the baskets and never again was a sod of turf taken from the fort.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:32
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Some people say that you should have your crop in the ground before you hear the first voice of the cuckoo.
Some people say if you go to a New house on a Saturday that you would have no luck in that house.
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2020-03-28 17:31
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It is supposed that in olden days some people had certain day for being to work. Some people belived that if you went to a new house any day except Friday you would have no luck.
More say that you should begin work on a Monday and if not your crop will not grow as well as well as you put it in on a Monday
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2020-03-28 17:30
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Once there lived a man called Chas OSullivan in Gneeves. He had a rick of turf and a rick of limestone upon a fort in which there was a lime kiln. There was a large number of poor people in the neighbourhood. These people came every night, and stole some of the turf. The man was in a very bad way. As they were poor people he said nothing to them. He asked his brother what he should do. The brother said that he would stop the stealing. Next night he got his violin, and he and four of five other men went to the fort.
They waited in the fort until they heard the people coming, seven women each carrying a basket. When they came into the field in which the fort stood, the men in the fort lighted their torches. The violinist began to play and the others danced and sang.
The women on seeing what was in the fort were grealy
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2020-03-28 17:30
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During the Fenian Rising 1867 Ardagh barrock (sic) was raided and two Ambrose brothers were among the attackers. All the police were driven upstairs and they fired down on the raiders. The elder Ambrose boy got wounded. He and (his) brother were sent to Ballysteen to the house of a relative, Mr James Moran P.J. The Milltown police got wind of this, and one of them warned Mr Moran to get rid of them before night, because his house was to be raided for them and if they were found with him, he would lose his post. Then he sent the elder boy to Mr James Culhane, Mitchelstown now deceased. Mr Bill Hammon, whose family lived in the neighourhood was the captain of a ship called the 'Generall (sic) O Neill'. An appointment was made with him, and he was asked to convey the boy to America. He said that he was anchored on the Shannon and he had his load of timber sold but it should be delivered. He said he would be back again in six days and would give a signal to have the boy brought on board. When the appointed time came, the 'Generall O'Neill' cast anchor off Ballinvoher point and the boy was brought out to the ship. The Government cutters in Foynes heard of his being on board and followed the boat but could not catch up with it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:29
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This forge was a great big one. Its output consected of about a hundred things made every day. There was also a limekiln in Newtown. The people mad a lot of lime in it. There is the remains of an old limekiln in the field called the limekiln Field but this limekile has not been worked for about a hundred years. And that was a long time.
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2020-03-28 17:28
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to heal cuts, and bruises.
The blood is very good for sores too, and it often heals them.
Long ago, when one had the measles, the fat of the sheep was rendered into dripping, and then drank as a cure for this ailment.
There was an old superstition that when a child was delicate she was brought to the forge, and the smith would lift the sledge over her three times.
By doing this it was believed that she would get strong and healthy.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:28
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About the year 1890 in the Spring-time of the year a great epidemic visited this district. In most houses all the inmates were in bed as they were too weak to be about and there was no one to look after those who were sick. In some cases all the inmates of a house died and not one of them was left. Persons suffered from weakness, cold and shivering, great perspiration and a severe cough. It was called the "Hen" which is a contraction of influenza. It lasted for about three months and very many old people died of it. The local doctors were visiting houses all day and night. Persons who had "The Hen" were very weak, for a long time after it and were unable to work.
The clergy of most parishes compelled the people afterwards to remove dung-pits and cess-pools from near the doors of their dwelling
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2020-03-28 17:28
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houses, for at that time it was customary to have the dung heap of farmyard manure in front of the door. It was thought that the evil smells from these pits caused the plague. The plague called "The Hen" was the talk of the people for many years afterwards. There was no second visitation of it till after The Great War of 1914 and then it occurred again and in a far worse form than in 1890. Hundreds of people young and old died in this district from the plague after the Great War.
Information was obtained from:
John Hetherton
Ballydurrow
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:27
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There are many toys which girls do make.
They make a flower necklace with daisies. They stars making the Necklace with one daisy. They split the stem and put another dasy into it and keep on until you have the Necklace made.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:25
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told it to me, and she said she knew those men.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:25
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Is first of all you get a piece of cloth and make a head. Put two holes for two eyes and others for the nose and mouth. You can colour the cloth if you like. Make a body next and if you have any legs of another doll sew them on to it. Then make a dress and put it on it. Girls are very fond of making dolls.
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2020-03-28 17:25
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did this and when they touched the light they were pushed into the palace by it.
It was a beautiful palace of gold. The windows were paved with gold gems. On one of the windows was a clock. One of the men looked at it and saw that it was twelve o' clock. They were then taken into a beautiful hall where lovely ladies were sitting on arm chairs. One of the ladies had a blackbird in her hand. When the man who had struck the bird in the fort entered the hall, the bird flew from the lady and pecked the man, extracting one of his eyes. The light left the palace about one o' clock, the palace vanished, but they saw the light entering Keelnahulla Fort and dying out.
These boys never again, hunted birds either in the fort or in the fields. This story is a true one, but it happened a very long time ago. It was an old woman
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:23
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Long ago before Newtone got its name there were some industryies in the district. There was iron making such as spades, ploughs, forks, shovels. This iron was got in a place down in a rampart. There was a great big forge in it.
The wood was got in a wood that was near it.
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2020-03-28 17:23
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i Lathair i mhéingit. Agus neidh tú io n-éin feacht liom sínte ar chlár. Cuir fios ar shagart sula n-éigfidh agus déan achruig gheár le Rí na nGrást. Beidh tú i barrrhas i measg na Naomh Cyr suas dó'n tsaoghal seo agus dó na mná.
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Níl agam acht sé pighne go airgid an tsaoghail. Agus a dhia dhaolais
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2020-03-28 17:21
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The Cherry field
Got its name from a few cherrys has got its name from cherrys trees that are in it
The White Acres field
got its name from because it grows white grass.
The Sand field
got its because there was a sand pit in it.
The Bush field
got its name because there is a long tree growing in the centre of it
The High Field
got it was higher than any other field around it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:20
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is fearr an faoi chóta Chrí. Soúd mar bhím i measc mó namhaid. Ag glaodhach mó chárta agus ag ól mug díg. Beirim go deimhin dhuit má fhágham an tsláinte. Gur fada ón áit seo a bhéas mise aríst.
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Cúile a bheirim se dhuit má bhí, i nÉirinn. Ó Luighe na gréine g h-innse fáigh. Go dtabhairfeadh me sumans duit
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:18
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The Pigeon Field. It has got its name from the Peigon House that is in it. Every summer pigeon come to this pigeon-house.
There is another field I know; it is called the Well Field, because there is a well in the field and so it is called the well field
There is a field called the Limekiln. It has got its name form a limekiln that is in the same field
Walshes Corner
got its name from an old ruins that was there some time ago.
The Bullskillin field
has got its name from a crab ditch that is in the field
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 17:18
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Long ago there was a light seen very often going for Keenahulla Fort to Islandave Fort and across to the fort in Gneeves. One night a company of young men went out torching. They went into the fort in Gneeves. They searched the bushes of the fort for birds, but in vain. As they were about to leave, a blackbird flew out of the biggest bush in the fort. One of the men struck the bird and immediately it turned into a jolly little man who was playing a violin, and the nicest music that was ever heard. Struck with fear they began to run but a dazzling light entered the fort. The men could not go any further because they were dazzled. They turned away their faces from the light, and they saw that the large bush was a grand palace. They were more frightened than ever, and they said that they would run through the light. They
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2020-03-28 17:17
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tinn lág i mo chnáimhe ag sním an mhála atá os cionn mo chroidhe. Leag thuise le d'ais é agus taraigh i Láthair. Gogleann aoibhinn áluinn mar a bhfuil gach éan.
2.
Cuirim suas duit-se a gaduidh ghrándha. Agus tabgair dhom spás nó go ceann trí mhí. Go dtéighid go Baile Chruaich mar bhfuil ó harra. An fear
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2020-03-28 17:15
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Father into Thy Hands I commend my spirit
Woman behold Thy son.
Son behold Thy Mother.
Amen I say to thee
This day thou shall be with me in Paradise.
O Mary who on earth
Did'st conquer by thy prayers
Regard us as thy children now
And through the eternal years.
Glory to God on high
To Father and Son
And Holy Spirit Lord of life
Eternal three in One.
Hail holy mission, hail
Sent to us from above
When Jesus with his cross
Comes to win back our love
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2020-03-28 17:15
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bhí cruaidh agus cuirfeadh sé rath agus as óg léim as an chruaich. Chat róise cat róisw cat róise ní Chuinn a cheapadh an t-éan sa spéir ós a chíonn.
4. Ar bgóthar Luimnighe a casadh ar bás lion an gaduidh gránda agus a chúl le claidhe. Rith sé i mo aircis agus chraith sé lámh. Agus d'iarfaidh go Pháidric go cé mar bhí. "Tá mé
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2020-03-28 17:13
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St Ultan today is an outstanding hero of the "Buidhe Chonnail", or the yellow plague, a dread visitation which ravaged the land about the seventh century. This mysterious pestilence made its first appearance in this country in the middle of the sixth century. It lasted about ten years and was proceeded by famine and followed by leprosy.
The name Yellow Plague implies a sickness which produced yellowness of the skin, resembling the colour of withered stalks of corn.
The second visitation of the plague occured again in the year 656 being more deadly in the Autumn and Winter than at any other time of the year.
The population of Ireland had become so dense that food enough could not be produced for their support. The rulers invited clergy to meet together and pray that the lower class
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2020-03-28 17:12
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O kind, O loving one
O sweet Jesus. Mary Son.
O Holy Joachim.
Spouse of Saint Anne
Father of the Blessed Virgin
Betow on they servants here help and salvation
(Said during the day.)
Mary sorrowing mother of all Christians pray for us
(Said when you are in trouble)
Good Saint Anne mother of her who is our hope and our life, pray to her for us and obtain our request
(Said morning and night.)
We adore Thee O Christ and we bless Thee
Because of the Holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.
My God. My God why hast Thou forsaken me.
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2020-03-28 17:12
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alltuigh ariamh go fóill é. Ba chóir a chur thar fairrge ná chrochadh leis an ropa. Is da bhaínn-se go raibh sé leadromach is gur chuir sé dúil sa bhlasrú na cinn thuigheadh breith na barastar ar téiseadh Bhaile an Róba.
3. Chuir mise mó phisín go oilean ar chuairt. Thaínig sé agam agus é cunáilte fuar. Thug mé dó glaoine dó n stuf a
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2020-03-28 17:10
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James Moran of Issane was a poet. He died in the year 1914 at the age of seventy five and was buried at Beigh. He wrote poems including 'The Burial of Aubrey De Vere', 'Beigh Castle' and a play called 'The Fenian Death'.
Hi son Patrick was also a poet and lives in Miltown. He wrote poems including 'The Sinking of the Titanic', 'The Honest Old Pair at The Cross.
T.B. Naughton was a poet. He wrote poems including 'My Bride'. Charlie McDonagh used also write poetry. T.B. Naughton lived in Ballycanana and Charlie McDonagh lived in Miltown.
James Moran's ancestors used to write poetry. T.B. Naughton's and Charlie McDonagh's ancestors used not.
James Moran and Patrick Moran were teachers. Charlie McDonagh was a farmer and T.B. Naughton was a Clerk of the Union.
Muriel Fitzgerald
Ballinvoher
From Mrs Elizabeth Culhane, 72,
Ballinvoher
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2020-03-28 17:08
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a ghlóirthí.
Grádh mo chroidh san bheath-uisce thug sé misneach mhór dhóm. Bíonn muinntir chléire ag magadh fúim nuair a bhainm dhím mo choíthín. Siubhailfinn siar an mhainistir sháimhfinn aniar an fhairrge. Siúd i mo shalanbn agus a shagart ná bí ag ól dhóm.
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An cat a dith an chapáiste agus nár
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2020-03-28 17:06
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Sacred Heart of Jesus
I place all my trust in thee.
O holy mother pierce me through
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified.
May the holy name of Jesus
Mary and Joseph, be ever praised
and glorified.
Heart of Jesus I emplore
That I may love Thee
daily more and more.
Hail to thee; true body sprung,
From the Virgin Marys womb.
The same that on the cross was hung
And bore for man the bitter doom
Thou whose side was pierced and flowed
Both with water and with blood.
Suffer us to taste of thee
In our lives last agony.
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2020-03-28 17:05
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chróin. Is gan duine gar gcóir acht an lomdubh góil chóil dúinn le pléasír.
2. AN cé a bhfuil dúil san bheath-uisce aige. Is bhíonn ar meisg ó Luain go Domhnach. Sé is dóch nach mbíonn aon chiste aige ná fúnadh ar a choitín.
Bíonn a balaigh briste is a chuid éadaigh lán gun ghota leis. Ag fuagairt ar na h-ursannaigh agus gan tuisgint ar
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2020-03-28 17:03
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O angel of God my guardian dear
To whom His love commits me here
Ever this day be at my side
To light and guard,
To rule and guide. Amen.
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2020-03-28 17:02
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This prayer I learned from a poor travelling woman 50 years ago who often got lodging in a nieighbour's house:-

The Star of Heaven that nourished the Lord drove away the plague of death which the first parents of man brought into this world. May this bright star now vouchsafe to extinguish that foul constellation whose battle has slain people with the wound of death. O most pious Star of the Sea preserve us from plague, hear us O Jesus for whom Thy Virgin Mother supplicates Thee.
Pray for us o holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
God of Mercy, God of pity, God of benign Clemency. Thou who hast had compassion on the affliction of the people say to the Angel striking them
"Stop thy hand for the love of this Glorious Star whose breast Thou didst sweetly drink as antidote for our crimes. Grant the assistance of Thy Grace that we may be safely freed from all pestilence, and unprovided death and mercifully save us from the gulf of eternal perdition through our Lord Jesus Christ, King of Glory who livest and reignest one God world without end.
Amen

S. S. O'Dúnaidhe
Caisleán Aoibhne
Teampoll Mór
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2020-03-28 17:02
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and in the treatment of cancer.
St. John's wort is used to cure whooping cough.
The root of the marigold flowers are boiled for a couple of hours, and drunk for to cure fever because it promotes the perspiration, and the fever.
In May most people had the custom of boiling nettles, and eating them; they purify the blood, and also cure nettle rash.
It was believed to be a good tonic as well.
The red flowers called "poppies" were boiled, and the steam inhaled as a cure for toothaches, and neuralgia.
The plant called "coltsfoot" was boiled, and left on a plate, and lighted, and the smoke would have a wonderful effect on a sorethroat.
The goose grease is very good for stiff veins, when it is rubbed on the veins it loosens them. It is also good
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2020-03-28 17:02
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Newtown, Newtown Moynalty Lower Meath,
Eleven families and forty people.
Reilly is the most common name. Most of the houses are slated. There are two people over seventy, James Mc Gillie and Maria Farrell. The houses were more numerous in former times. They dont know any Irish. They cannot tell stories. One house is in ruins it belonged to Dan Farrell. The town-land is not mentioned in any song that I know. There are no hills in Newtown. There is no boggy land in it at all. It is very good land for tillage and grazing. There is no river in it. There are no lakes in it. There are two streams in Newtown There are no stories connected with them.
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2020-03-28 16:57
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A family named Irwins lived in Drokabawn about two years. They became poor and were evicted from the farm later owned by James Crossan. Irwin and his sisters went to live as a tenant with Griffith at Knappa. They lived in one of the houses known as the "huts" near the Scutch mill. One day when digging in the garden (Julia (Judy) Irwin found some large slates of stones which she removed and underneath she got a vessel of gold coins.
She did not know the value of the coins. But she went to the house of a learned man named Johnathoin Rice whose father was the teacher of a large private school for advanced students in times past. This private school was conducted in Rices own house which was situated on the road leading from Shercock to Cootehill on the Shercock side of Knappa bridge. Now owned by a man named Cooney. Mr Rice new the value of the gold found by the Irwins and took it to Dublin to have it recoined. He was said to have kept a good deal of it himself. He gave some to the Irwins but the Irwins later died very poor.
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2020-03-28 16:49
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There are a great many different stories told about how this church came to be ruined. It is told that when Cromwells soldiers were in this part of Cavan they they destroyed it. But some time after they rebuilt it for their own use.
When they had it compleated they climbed up on a high hill to look at it. But on reaching the top of the hill they found that it had falling again. The graveyard is roughly circular in shape. It was planted with large trees until last year (1937). When the Board of Health got them all cut. There are not many head-stones but the few that are in it are very old. Some of them cannot be read.
There are two or three head-stones lying flat on the ground. It was in this position thy were placed when being erected.
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2020-03-28 16:08
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Written by Mary Codd, Yoletown, Ballycullane, Co. Wexford
Composed by Michael Brian, The Wexford Wandering Poet
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2020-03-28 16:08
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goes to disturb the dead.
The monastery was first built in the year 1600. Some time after this, a cruel man came over to Ireland, his name was Cromwell, he did not know about the monastery, the monks called it a club, so that Cromwell would not to destroy it, because he hated monasteries.
Charles 1 was king in England at this time. He was beheaded, then Charles 11 became king.
There is a strange story about one of the towers that was in the monastery. In one of therey used to live a knight. God appeared to him three times. The first time he was dining the second time he was drinking and the third time he was sleeping, God told him to keep on sleeping and it is said he is still sleeping with a wolfhound by his side.
When monks were driven out in the penal days the monastery went into ruin. Some kind person bought this, on which the old monastery was, and built a new college they called it Castle-knock college, and it still remained so, until the present day.
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2020-03-28 16:07
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My three uncles fell I grieve to tell
That's Martin, Tom and James
While my Aunt Kate stood at the gate
Herself and child were slain
My teeth I cringed to be avenged
In Ballyshannon lane
V
This was the song my Mother sung
Into my youthful ears
As down her cheeks rolled
Hot and scalding tears
My brother Mike forged me a pike
To take the hills again
And if Ireland needs I am here to bleed
In Ballyshannon lane
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2020-03-28 16:03
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There is an old cemetery in Castleknock, behind the college. The majority of the priests and brothers who were in the ancient monastery, are buried there. The Danes built the big tower as a fort or defence.
There are some remains of the old monastery, that was there about three-hundred years ago. There was a cave from the college to Chaplizod, and the Danes hid a lot of swords in it, and covered it in.
In the year 1884 there was a priest who tried to go through this tunnel and he found the swords also some valuable books in it. He ordered his men to dig down, and when they to a gate, the Bishop would not let them go any further, he thought that this was a gate to a cemetery.
The swords and books are still to be found at the college. One of the books is very useful, because it tells the history of the college.
Attached to the monastery are twenty five acres of land. Some of it is tilled, and the remainder is for grazing pastures. One particular piece of ground is for a grave-yard where the old brothers are buried. It is still left untilled and no one ever
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2020-03-28 16:02
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a wind
No wind blew from the the hills or dykes
At Furlong's door I chanced to wait
My thoughts drove me insane
For by a sword that beauty fell
In Ballyshannon lane.
III
My Mother too, God rest her soul
She showed me where he fell
Where Doyle's house stands
Across the land,
He fought manfully and well
From beyond Kehoe's he chased his foes
And many a Hessian slain
Till six bayonets pressed
Beneath his breast
In Ballyshannon lane.
IV
In Keatings lawn by the morning's dawn
When the barns were in flames
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2020-03-28 15:59
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I
In '98 the moon did fix
Her beams oer Scullabogue
And the twinkling star of the planet Mars
Denoted where each drove of Saxon birth
Had hit the earth
And where Cromwell's crew were slain
When the horse men fled and left their dead
In Ballyshannon Lane
II
I passed by James Moores
And the forge door where old Evoy forged the pikes
The night being kind without
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2020-03-28 15:57
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I
Dear exiles all who hail from Boyle.
I bid you gather near
Let us to night in fond delight
Recall our places dear
In foreign land to toil
By night and day for you I'll pray
My native town of Boyle

II
I never can forget the day
I left my native town
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2020-03-28 15:56
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blowing out the wadding which makes a loud report. This is called a gun.
One end of a thread-spool is pointed and a head is taken off a nail. The nail is driven down towards the point of the spool to make the spear of the top.
The girls make daisy-chains and dolls' dresses and belts from sweet papers.
A hole is made in the stem of a daisy and the stem of another is put through to start the chain. This continues until it is long enough.
A sweet paper is folded from left to right making a crease. Then it is opened and the left and right sides are folded in to the crease, then it is closed in. After this it is folded in to make another crease and then the two sides are folded in to this. Many papers are folded thus and inserted one in the other allowing the ends to protrude. When the belt is finished it looks like a series of letter 'V' s.
P'ina Holland
Gurthnagranaher
Golliwogs are made by filling asmall bag with sawdust for the body, a tiny one is filled similarly for the head and sticks are used for the legs
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2020-03-28 15:55
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And the grand old waterfall,
How swiftly that great river runs
Through isle through bridge
and glen,
And murmurs softly as in prayers
As it sweeps by Asylynn.
VIII
The old back lane I see your plain
Twas oft I went your way.
The workhouse wall I do recall.
Likewise O'Conners bray
The old flax mill I see you still
With your big wheel turning about
As the water from Lough Gara
Makes the old mill brightly glow.
IX
Farewell old ruined abbey
Twas tyrants caused you fall
The Curlew mountains are looking down.
Upon your roofless walls
The ivy green your ruins serene
Will save you from decay
And the wild birds nest within your crest
Old Abbey lone and grey.
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2020-03-28 15:53
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In this district every boy and girl make toys to amuse themselves in their spare time.
The boys make snares, guns, tops and they do some carpentry.
To make snares four strands of snare-wire are twisted together leaving loops at the ends. One end is put through a loop making a bigger loop. A piece of cord is attached to the end and a stick is tied to this. The latter is stuck in the rabbits' 'run'.
A piece of elder is obtained about afoot long and the pith is pushed out with a red poker.
One end of the passage is stuffed with wadding or wet paper. Then an ashen stick is procured fitting the passage. This is pushed down the latter,
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2020-03-28 15:52
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Dan and Thomas McNamara, residing still at Court Brown.
Long ago handball and weight throwing were popular games in the district. At the cross dividing Ballycanana and Mitchelstown there was a ball alley. Games were played on Sundays and week evenings in the Summer by the neighbours.
P'ina Holland
Gurthnagranaher
From John Holland, Gurtnagranaher, aged 60.
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2020-03-28 14:35
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This song was composed by William Hynes of Propogue and Captain O'Den of Fermoy when the Araglen boys were preparing for the Black and Tan war which took place in 1914.
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2020-03-28 14:34
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He says to himself I've five rebels by gob
Four came from Araglen and one from Fermoy
If I get them convicted I'll be made a D.I.
V
As he went to describe how the drilling began
"Form fours" was then shouted by Captain O'Den.
He took a step forward "I'm wrong Jacus Jack
They were going to the front when we were coming back."
VI
As he went on to relate how the drilling was done.
Says Fitzgerald, "your worship this man takes the bun
Of all men I've ever met he is the greatest buffoon.
We must give him the bush like the man in the moon.
VII
The R.M. looked up with a serious face
And said "by majority we will dismis the case"
As Snowball retired he smothered a sigh
Saying "but for Fitzgerald I would be made a C.I.
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2020-03-28 14:29
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Any number of players can play this game. One person is appointed to have the "Tig". She is appointed thus. One player stands in front of the others and says
"Eerie Away eckiry on"
Pour the vinegar into the pot
Theerim Skeerim Buck shaleerim
cherix walks straight out".
She points to a player when saying each word. Sometimes the rhyme used is
"Ittle ottle black bottle
Ittle ottle out"
The person on whom "out" falls stands out. The rhyme is continued on from that player and the person on whom "out" falls each
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2020-03-28 14:28
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In the fourth of September nineteen-seventeen
Some dashing young fellows that day they were seen
They carried a banner, white, yellow and green
They were bound for the court-house of Ballyporeen.
Chorus.
"Form ones, form twos, form threes, form fours.
Tens and elevens in fact form scores.
Keep working away boys and drilling don't stop
And keep your scouts out to watch Snowball the slop
II
As the sessons were started four J.P.'s were there.
The resident magistrate then took the chair.
The principal case was the drilling of men
In the highways and byways of famed Araglen
III
These men should be tried said a loyal J.P.
Before a competent tribunal of Millitary
As a Justice of Peace sure I think 'tis about time
To put down "Sinn Féin" in the Dioces of Cloyne.
IV
Sergeant Snowball looked proud as he started the job
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2020-03-28 14:27
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2020-03-28 14:26
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Any number of players can play this game. One of the players is selected to be the mother of the others. Before she goes to the town she gives each of the other
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2020-03-28 14:26
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A piece of board is placed on two stones to serve as a counter. Then shelves are arranged with other pieces of board. Old jam pots are then filled various substances as mud, sand, turf mould, etc to represent jam, sugar, tea etc. "Chaineys" are used for money and bits of paper for paper-money. One player does shopkeeper and the others as customers come to buy things.
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2020-03-28 14:25
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I got a sweeping brush and put the head of the brush on the floor. This game is played inside. Then I put the handle of the brush between my legs. I hold the handle of the brush with one hand and with the other in which there is a light stick Istruck the brush behind me. I then pranced around the floor like a horse.
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2020-03-28 14:24
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player at that corner a sign. If the player in the centre can get into an empty corner before another player he remains there and the player ousted from position stands in the centre.
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2020-03-28 14:24
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Now we're up - Now we're down
See-saw, see-saw
Boys and girls come out to play
and when we get our holiday
we'll all run away".

Ball in the cap.
Each player puts his cap on the ground. The caps are put in line. The player then stands at a stand about five yards from the caps. He attempts to throw the ball into each cap in turn. He gets three turns i.e. if there are six caps he throws eighteen times. The total number of times he throws the ball into a cap counts as the score.
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2020-03-28 14:24
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Only five players can play this game. A square is laid out with a stone at each corner. The stones are about five yards apart. One player stands at each corner. The fifth player stands in the centre of the square. The idea is for the players to move from stone to stone.
When a player is going to move to another corner he gives the
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2020-03-28 14:23
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time stands out. The person remaining last has the "Tig". She runs after the other players and if she can tips one and says "Tig". The person tipped then has the "tig" and runs after the others and tries to give one the "Tig".
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2020-03-28 14:23
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Long ago the people eat only three meals in the day. These three meals were their breakfast dinner and supper. The breakfast was eaten at 8 o'clock in the morning The dinner was at twelve o'clock in the middle of the day and the supper at 8 o'clock at night.
The people worked in the morning before they ate their breakfast. The breakfast consisted of porridge and milk. The dinner consisted of potatoes and "bainne cearc." The way the bainne cearc was made was by boiling sweet milk and breaking eggs on it. When it was ready it was divided on the family in porringers and noggins. The supper also consisted of porridge and milk.
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2020-03-28 14:21
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St. John's day comes on the 22nd of June and it is a custom for the boys of this district to light bon-fires on St. John's eve. For two or three days before St John's eve all the young boys go gathering furzes and sticks for the fire. The furzes and sticks are put in a dry place so the they would wider. On St. John's eve they are put in one great heap at the cross roads, and then one of the boys light the fire.
Then the boys and girls of the district gather around the fire and wait there until it is quenched. Then they watch the fires of the other districts and see which fire remains lighting the longest. Long ago the people used bring home a burned stick and rub it to their cattle. Others used drive their cattle around the fire. It is said that this would keep away ill-luck for the next year.
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2020-03-28 14:19
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See-Saw
I get a big round stick or a strong high box. Then I get a flat strong board about six feet long.Then I sit up on one end of the board and another person about my own weight on the other end of the board which is placed across the stick.
The see-saw then goes up and down. While going up and down the following rhyme is repeated to keep time with the motion of the board.
"See-saw see-saw
Now we're off - to Dublin town
See-saw see-saw
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2020-03-28 14:19
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If the fire falls it is a sign that someone is going to come into the house.
If you are the third person to light a cigarette with the same match it is a sign of troble.
If you see a star falling wish and you will get your wish.
If a person goes into a house and sits on a cushion chair and when he goes out of the cushion is crushed money will go from that house.
It is unlucky to leave Christmas decoration hanging up after the twelfth night or loss in the family is said will occur before the year is out.
If you break a mirror it is a sign of seven years bad luck.
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2020-03-28 14:16
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near the house and they said one day "We will go out and kill a sheep and we will dig up Mary Gaffney's grave and get her gold." They went off to do it. One of them to dig the grave and the other to kill the sheep. He dug the grave and he took out a blanket and waited for the other lad to come back with the sheep. The servant boy was out and saw the thing on the grave and he told Anne. He had to carry her in a white sheet. When he came near the grave the man who was on the grave thought it was other man coming wih the sheep and asked "Is she fat or lean" he threw her towards the grave saying, "Hear she is for ou and see if she is fat or lean." The servant ran home and he as no sooner in until Anne was at home after him. She was no longer lazy.
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2020-03-28 14:15
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We have the season of Lent at present. There are forty days in Lent, and it ends at easter. It is a custom in Ireland that some of the people abstain from certain things during Lent. Some men stop smoking, and others do not eat sweets.
Long ago eggs were not allowed during Lent, so that on Easter Sunday a pot of eggs were boiled and every member of the house would eat as many eggs as he could. But now eggs are allowed during Lent. Every person goes to the church during Lent and makes the stations of the cross. Easter water is blessed on Easter saturday by the priest and all the people get a bottle of easter water, and sprinkle it over all the cattl and on all the houses for it is said it would bring luck for the year.
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2020-03-28 14:12
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players some work to do. When the children get the mother gone out a bit they follow her to the shop. Everything she says in the shop is repeated by the children. Then the mother goes home and asks the children to show the work they have done. There is no work done. The mother then gets a stick and follows the children to beat them.
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2020-03-28 14:12
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Pass." It was said that he was murdered near Roscrea but it was not untrue. It was said that he led Sarsfield to Ballyneety. He took five hundred men from Limerick with him.
When he was being hanged he asked was there anyone from Clash he wanted to tell where the money was hid. He said he would make them all rich. There was nobody there from Clash. He was a Highway man.
Galloping Hogan had a treasure hid somewhere in Clash. Nobody ever found out where the money was hid. When he was running from the English he came out a Nolan's and across the road and out through Doughans and over near the castle. He robbed all the rich people. It is said he wanted to give the money to the poor. Nobody ever saw him when he was running. After two years they caught him and hanged him in Clonmel.
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2020-03-28 14:12
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Long ago there lived two old ladies. There name were Mary and Anne. They had lots of money and they kept a servant. Mary was a cripple and she could not walk and Anne got that lazy that she would have to be wheeled about in a chair Mary died and all her blankets and gold were buried with her. There lived two men
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2020-03-28 14:10
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There are two forges in Araglen. It is the same smith that works in the two forges. Mr Kenneally is his name. He works three days in one forge, and three days in the othere.
One forge is in Gortnaskehy and it is situated on the roadside. The other is in Coolmohan and it is situated near a stream. There are iron roofs on both forges, and timber doors. In one forge there is one half door underneath and another half door overhead. There is one fire place in each forge. There is a bellows in each forge, and it is made of leather, with a timber handle. The smith shoes horses and asses and he repairs ploughs. It is said if a smith was tired and if he put his hands in the water where he would cool his irons all the tireness wold leave.
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2020-03-28 14:10
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As many as wish may play this game. A company all gather together. One is chosen to look for the rest. That person goes and hides his face while the others all go and hide also. When they are all settled they call out "cuckoo." Then the seeker goes to find them. The first caught then goes and seeks for the rest as before. If he finds no one, he has to seek again while the rest have to change places.
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2020-03-28 14:09
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Shop.
A piece of board is placed on two stones to serve as a counter. Then shelves are arranged with other pieces of board. Old jam pots are then filed various substances as mud, sand, turf mould, etc to represent jam, sugar, tea etc. "Chaineys" are used for money and bits of paper for paper-money. One player does shopkeeper and the others as customers come to buy things.
Uinsionn De Laoighseach : Cloch an Phúca.
"Follow Mother to Market".
Any number of players can play this game. One of the players is selected to be the mother of the others. Before she goes to the town she gives each of the other
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2020-03-28 14:08
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As many as wish can play this game. One of the company is chosen to hide the thimble. Then the remainder go out side and close all doors while the chosen one hides the thimble. When he has it hid he calls the others in. they all start to search for it. The person who finds it, then hides it, and the company go out as before.
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2020-03-28 14:07
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Galloping Hogan was born in Ireland in some part of North Tipperary. Galloping Hogan was a highway robber and he was hanged in Clonmel for robbery. It was thought that he had a big sum of money. Before he was hanged he asked was there anyone there from Clash Coole or Ollutrim. It was thought that if anyone was there from that place he would tell them where the treasure was hidden. It was thought it was hid some where between the three Clashes upper, middle, or lower. Old people used to think it was hidden at the cross of Clash.
He had a hiding place in Puckane. The remains of his house are still standing. He had another hiding place near Portroe called. "Hogans
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2020-03-28 14:06
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My home district is Propogue and it is in the townsland of Araglen and in the Parish of Kilworth, and in the Barony of Condon and Clangibbon's. There are about eighteen houses in my district. Three of them are slated and all the rest are thatched. There are about eighty people living in the district. The most common family name is Kenneally. There are about five old people living there, who are over seventy.
Houses were more numerous long ago. The ruins of some old houses are to be seen there yet. Many people have emigrated to America in former years. Some of the land is hilly but it is dry and good.
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2020-03-28 14:05
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There is a well in Carlanstown called St. Patricks well. Once upon a time it was said that St. Patrick was passing through Carlanstown and was looking for a drink. He went down to this little stream and suddenly he blessed it. Even after it is called St. Patrick well.
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2020-03-28 14:03
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rub your feet on the hearth and you leave your chilblains behind you.
For a disease called rose, go to a drain where the water flows from three parishes.Dip the sore In the water three times saying “In the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost Amen,each time.
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2020-03-28 14:03
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The cure for a wart is to rub a snail to it.
The cure for consumption is to swallow a live frog
The cure for a sty in your eye. Pull nine gooseberry thorns and point each of them at your eye saying "In the name of the Father and of the son and the Holy Ghost Amen.
throwing them over your shoulder at the same time.
For chilblains go to a neighbours house, sit at the fire; take off your shoes and stockings
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2020-03-28 13:59
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player at that corner a sign. If the player in the centre can get into an empty corner before another player he remains there and the player ousted from position stands in the centre.
Uinsionn De Laoighseach Cloch an Phúca
"Horse".
I got a sweeping brush and put the head of the brush on the floor. This game is played inside. Then i put the handle of the brush between my legs. I hold the handle of the brush with one hand and with the other in which there is a light stick i struck the brush behind me. I then pranced around the floor like a horse.
Uinsionn De Laoighseach Cloch an Phúca
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2020-03-28 13:58
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crowd and they dress her up with flowers and ribbons and they call her a May Queen.
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2020-03-28 13:58
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and kept in a state of repair since 1812. Portion of this lane is unused but it can still be pointed out though overgrown with briars and whins.
Another of these roads run through the townland of Greaghlane across the old Ballytrain road and on in the direction of Shercock. Through the townland of Corkisbane across Bocks another branch lane leads. This at one time was the road leading to the west and probably to Belfast. These lanes are known locally as the old "Coach roads" The old Carrick Ballytrain Road, locally known as the old Corduff Road leading from Carrick to Ballytrain passes across Corduff Mountain This road though not so old as the lanes known as the old Coach Road is a very old road. It is kept in repair by the County Council and a great deal of traffic passes that way. From this road there are numerous branch roads leading to the more modern and up - to - day roads known locally as the Shercock Road and the Ballybay Road.
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2020-03-28 13:57
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after. Some people put Holy Water on the cows May Eve. They say that people come at night and take the milk from the cows. It is an old remark too if you got up early on a May morning and washed your face with the dew on the grass you would not get sunburnt.
May is the first of Summer. The first of May people had old customs and some people used to believe in them. It was said that people come and take the butter from the cows and that the cows would have no milk for the rest of the year. People put Holy Water on their cows and their crops on May Eve. Some people say that the fairies are out that day. People put up a May bush May Day because is was an old custom. Some people put it up on the roof of the house over the door. They leave it there for the month of May. In some places people elect a May Queen on May Day. They get a girl out of a
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2020-03-28 13:57
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Any number of children that like may play this game
The children catch hands and form a ring and one stands in the middle. The children march around saying the following words
"There is an old widow
Who lives alone
She wants a man and
cant get none
Choose the worst
Choose the best
Choose the very man you love best."
The widow looke around and Chooses her husband.
The children will go around again and say
"These two couple get married
I wish them a great deal of joy
Every year she sits at the pier
And bids the husband good-bye.
They shake hands and the wife goes out into the ring and the husband stays in the ring. The same performance goes on.
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2020-03-28 13:53
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It was a cold dark stormy night towards the end of December. Pat Casey who lived in Carlanstown was returning from the fair of Kells He had sold all his cattle and got a good price and got drunk. He found it rather hard to find his way along the dark road. So he thought he would take a short cut throught the fields. As he was going along he thought he heard a strange noise in the ditch. He stood to listen but could hear nothing, only the wind. He started off again and he had not gone very far when he heard the noise again. He stood to listen and to light his pipe but could not hear it. He started off again. It sounded like a cat. At first he thought it was in the next field and did not mind. As he went along he told himself that it was because he was drunk he heard those queer noises. Then suddenly there came a shriek and a cry. Poor Pat, did not know what to do. He looked around but could not see anything. He started to run but he could only stagger because he was not sober. At last he got home at a very late hour and he was told that an old friend of his had been around the house the banshee.
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2020-03-28 13:52
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time stands out. The person remaining last has the "Tig". She runs after the other players and if she can tips one and says "Tig". The person tipped then has the "tig" and runs after the others and tries to give one the "Tig".
Uinsionn De Laoighseach:
"Corners"
Only five players can play this game. A square is laid out with a stone at each corner. The stones are about five yards apart. One player stands at each corner. The fifth player stands in the centre of the square. The idea is for the players to move from stone to stone.
When a player is going to move to another corner he gives the
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2020-03-28 13:51
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We have May Day the first of May. The day before it is called May Eve. People put up May bushes May Eve. May is in honour of the Blessed Virgin. In olden times no one used to borrow anything from another May Day it was considered unlucky. In olden times it was a custom to borrow a churn from another. When they would get back the churn and when they would go to churn the next day they could get no butter for about four churnings
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2020-03-28 13:48
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so many because they eat them during Lent. There is a Sunday before Lent called, Palm Sunday and the priest blesses the Palm and it is given out to the people every year. We get Easter Water in the Church on Easter Saturday. People fast from something in Lent and they are glad on Easter Sunday that they did not break it.
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2020-03-28 13:46
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If you meet a red-haired woman on the road in the morning you will have bad luck.
If you fall in a grave-yard you will be buried inside a year.
If you sweep out a floor in the morning you sweep out all the luck.
If you hang a horse shoe upside down all the luck falls out.
If you see nine black cats you will win the sweep
If a black cat comes to you, you will have good luck
If you count sixty white horses you will get a shakehands.
If you break a mirror you will have seven years bad luck.
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2020-03-28 13:46
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We have Lent before Easter to honour the Passion of Our Lord. People fast in Lent. After the forty days of Lent. We have Lent before Easter. No school is opened from the Wednesday before Easter to the Tuesday after Easter. Easter Monday is a Bank Holiday. All the shops are closed. On Good Friday morning there are devations in the Church. People pay visits to the church all day Friday. There is a collection taken up on Easter Sunday morning. People go nowhere for their holidays because they are too short and Summer would be coming on. Some people wear Easter Lillies on Easter Sunday. Long ago people used not eat any eggs during Lent and they used to eat a lot of them on Easter Sunday morning. People at the present time do not eat
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2020-03-28 13:44
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"Tig"
Any number of players can play this game. One person is appointed to have the "Tig". She is appointed thus. One player stands in front of the others and says
"Eerie Away eckiry on"
Pour the vinegar into the pot
Therim Skerim Buck shaleerim
cherish walks straight out".
She points to a player when saying each word. Sometimes the rhyme used is
"Ittle ottle black bottle
Ittle ottle out"
The person on whom "out" falls stands out. The ryhme is continued on from that player and the person on whom "out" falls each
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2020-03-28 13:44
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"All that glitters is not gold."
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
"Empty vessels maks most noise."
"A half burned child dreads the fire."
"If everyones house is on fire take care of your own"
"A rolling stone gathers no moss."
"Where there is a will there is a way"
"A Long threatening comes at last"
"Still waters run deep."
"A stitch in time saves nine"
"The longest road has no end"
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2020-03-28 13:43
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There are a number and variety of animals kept on every farm. Some are kept for the produce they give us, others for the work they do.
They general breed of horses are half-bred Clydesdale. They grow between sixteen and seventeen hands in height. The horses are trained to do farm work from two years old. The general farm work is ploughing, reaping, and carting. Horses get about three feeds in the day which consists of a half a stone oats and about ten lbs of hay or straw and with three drinks of cold water.
The general breed of cows are cross breed Shorthorns as they are the best kind for milk and beef. The milk is sent to the Lagan creamery, and the young cattle are sold when they are two years old for beef. The house where the cows are kept is called a byre. Every two are tied in a stall by the neck with chains. The cows generally generally get three feeds in the day of turnips with three foddering of hay or straw in the day, with a ration of Indian meal
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2020-03-28 13:41
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We have Shrove from the 6th of January until Ash Wednesday. People generally get married in Shrove. Shrove is longer some years than others according to the time Easter Sunday falls on. In olden times people did not get married any time of the year only in Shrove. When people would be getting married first the match would be made. Then they go to town to pay the money and arrange the day to be married. If the boy and girl are from two different Parishes the boy would have to go to the Parish priest of his Parish to get permission in writing from him. The girls parents would have to pay the marriage money. The marriage usually would be on a Wednesday.
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2020-03-28 13:41
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"What is it that a blind man cannot feel but can see?"
Ans. "A good joke."
"Why is a cows tail like a swans breast?"
Ans. "Because it grows down"
"Why are good women like ivy"?
Ans. "The greater they run the close they cling"
"What beats a good wife?"
Ans. "A bad husband"
"What smells most in a chemist's shop"?
Ans. "The nose."
"Why is the letter (A) like a sweet-smelling flower"?
Ans. "A bee (B) comes after it."
"Why are tall people more lazy than short?"
Ans "Because they are always longer in bed"
"What is it that makes a pair of shows"
Ans. two shows
"What stick is it that never grows"?
Ans. "A candle stick"
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2020-03-28 13:37
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morning and they take bicycles but they usually walk. The song they sing is
The wren the wren the king of all birds.
On St Stephen's Day she was caught in the furze.
Though she is small her family was great.
Rise up landlady and give us a treat.
Up with the kettle and down with a pan.
Give us a shilling to bury the wren.
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2020-03-28 13:36
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the twine. One boy held his chestnut up by the twine while the other boy tried to break it by striking it with his. The chestnuts used to be put up inside the chimney to harden or season them as it use to be called.
Hole and Taw was a game played with small marbles. The marbles used to be sold in the local shops at the rate of three for a penny. Some of the marbles were nice glass ones and had colours through them. Three holes were made in the ground about five feet apart. The idea was to go up and down the three holes three times by shooting the marble with your thumb. As many boys could play this game together it was difficult to get from one hole to the next because the other boys could shoot at your marbles and drive it away from the hole.
Ball in the hat. This game was played by the boys placing their caps along a wall. The boys stood about ten feet away from the caps and and tried to roll a ball into them. When the ball went into a cap the boy to whom the cap belonged ran to get the ball and tried to strike any of the other boys with it. If he failed to strike anyone a stone was place in his cap. In the end whatever boy owned the cap with the most stones in it was beaten with the other boys caps.
Hunt the hare. Four boys who were very
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2020-03-28 13:34
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It this district boys dress up and they go around from house to house gathering money. They are called. "Wren Boys". They dress up in old torn clothes and they put on an old hat and they put a feather on the hat. They put an eyefiddle on their face so that the people would not know they. They get a bush of holly and they pup a dead wren on the holly. Some of them walk and others have bicycles. One of them take the money and he divides it in the evening with the others. They buy something with the money. Sometimes they sing and others dance and play music. Sometimes they have a melodeon or a mouth organ or a flute. Some of they want to be there before the others in the
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2020-03-28 13:29
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My dinty, dancy officer.
Where are you goint to?
"Up to Wicklow"?
What for?
"To look for a husband."
Marry one of us-o"
"You're all too black and ugly."
"Ah look at the beauty!
"Then she shuts her eyes and picks out her wife.
Then the hubby and his wife go into the centre.
The children hold up their hands and the wife and hubby say.
Open the gate and let us through.
The children reply
"Not till you show your black and blue"
"Theres my black and theres my blue open the gates and let us through"
Then the children hold up hands and the wife runs trying to catch her hubby.
When she catch's him the hubby goes into the centre and the game is played over again.
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2020-03-28 13:28
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saying that follows that. "Left foot first."
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2020-03-28 13:24
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Once upon a time there was an old house in the middle of a field. There was no hedges about it. It was alone. At ten o'clock many people see light in it. Some people say there is a ghost in it. One day it was nearly dark a man was in this field. He told many people about the ghost and ever since that the people were afraid to go out into the field.
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2020-03-28 13:23
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In the townland of Killann is an old graveyard. Standing in its midst is a ruined church. This was called St Annes church and it is from this that the townland got its name. The church is in ruins for the last three hundred years. The two gables are standing still. Attached to one of them is an old vault which belonged to the Cosby family.
There are two openings on each of them about one foot square. Remaining still is a flat stab and this fitted into one of the holes. The following words are carved into it. This is the ancient vault of the Cosby family which for many years held a prominent position in the County of Cavan." The vault is ceiled with stones and on top of the ceiling are to be found a great many little flat stones.
It appears that these stones were used for roofing because in each one is a little round hole which seemed to be bored with a nail. The door of the church was on the other gable and the arch is still to be seen.
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2020-03-28 13:23
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Period. There was a well a few hundred yards away from the present Protestant Church and just opposite the Rectory gate known as St Meenan's Well.
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2020-03-28 13:22
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A number of girls form a ring and catch hands. One child stands in the centre and says the following words:-
Forty jugs of rice-o,
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2020-03-28 13:21
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blowing out the wadding which makes a loud report. This is called a gun.
One end of a thread-spool is pointed and a head is taken off a nail. The nail is driven down towards the point of the spool to make the spear of the top.
The girls make daisy-chains and dolls' dresses and belts from sweet papers.
A hole is made in the stem of a daisy and the stem of another is put through to start the chain. This continues until it is long enough.
A sweet paper is folded from left to right making a crease. Then it is opened and the left and right sides are folded in to the crease, then it is closed in. After this it is folded in to make another crease and then the two sides are folded in to this. Many papers are folded thus and inserted one in the other allowing the ends to protrude. When the belt is finished it looks like a series of letter 'V' s.
P'ina Holland
Gurthnagranaher
Golliwogs are made by filling asmall bag with sawdust for the body, a tiny one is filled similarly for the head and sticks are used for the legs
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2020-03-28 13:21
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was done in the open air just outside the forge.
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2020-03-28 13:20
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There is only one tailor in this district. His name is Patrick Bracken. His father and grand-father carried on the same trade. He stocks his own cloth but people can buy their own and bring them to be made by him. He employs two or three men. Some of these men spend a few years in the village and then start travelling about from one tailor's shop to another. They usually come back again and spend a few more years working in the village. When the freize mill was in Thomastown the local farmers brought their wool to it and got it made into freize cloth. Clothes and top coats made of this freize was often handed down from father to son.
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2020-03-28 13:19
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"What turns and never shakes"?
"Milk getting sour."
"If it takes an hour to wash yourself what will it take to dry yourself?"
"A towel."
"Why does a hen pick a pot"
"Because she can't lick it"
"I have a little house and it would not hold a mouse and has a many windows as the Lord mayor's house"?
"A thimble"
"A leper of ditches, a clipper of thorns, a little brown cow without any horns?"
"A Hare".
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2020-03-28 13:17
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"Whats full and holds more?"
"A pot full of potatoes, when you pour water in.
"As round as an apple as plump as a ball, can climb the church oe'r steple and all?"
"The sun."
"Patch upon patch with any sticths riddle me that and I'll give you a pair or breeches."
"A head of cabbage."
"Riddle me riddle me rante rog, Me father gave me seeds to sow, the seed was black and the ground was white riddle me that and I'll give you a pipe"?
"A newspaper"
"What's the strongest animl in the world"?
"A snail, because he carries his house"
"What walks with its head down?"
"A nail in your boot."
"As round as an apple, as flat as a pan on one side a woman and the other side a man"
"A penny"
"Inside and outside and never tips inside or outside"
"A window"
"Round the wood and round the wood and never gets into the wood"
"The bark of a tree"
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2020-03-28 13:15
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There are the ruins of an old catholic church still standing in the Protestant graveyard. It is said to date back to the early Norman
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for the Catholic farmers. He also succeeded in getting some of the house property bought out for the catholic tenants. The Longfords were always English soldiers. It is told that an ancestor of the present Moore family of Killucan was an officer's servant and during one of the English wars on the continent either in Spain or Russia he saved the life of one of the Longfords. He was given as a reward a vast track of land and a house in the village of Killucan.
Other landlords were The Norman Darcys'. The Nugents owned Cushinstown Cooke of Cooksboro owned Porterstown. The Fitzgeralds who had a castle in Kinnegad owned Derrymore, The McGills of Griffinstown and Renolds of Renella. They all had possessions around the district.
Many stories are told of the cruel way the agents and rent-warners of the local landlords treated the poor small catholic farmers. They had whenever required to give their services free. If they improved their land by drainage the rent was raised or the land was taken from them and given to some friend of the agent.
Cooke of Cookesboro evicted a family named Carroll on a cold snowy day. He leveled the house and gave their farm to a family called
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2020-03-28 13:12
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"Hunt the Hare". During the long gloomy Winter nights the boys play draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders, and a lot of other indoor games. The girls read story books. "Hunt the Hare" is a very interesting game. One boy is selected as the hare. He sets off about five minutes before his pursuers. The boys who are selected to follow the hare are not allowed to see which direction the "hare" has gone. The pursuers are now trying to find the track of the "hare". When a boy catches the "hare" he must count "1,2,3, dead", on the "hare's" back. If the "hare" frees himself while the other boy is counting he must be caught again. Sometimes "flour corners" is played by both boys and girls. This is a very exciting game. Four marks are made in the ground in the form of a square. Four children now stand, one at each
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should he eat.
(244) Health is not valued till sickness comes.
(245) Health is a man's greatest blessing.
(246) Enough is as good as a feast.
(247) Feasting is the physicians harvist.
(248) Practice makes perfect.
(249) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
(250) No news is good news.
(251) He that does not sow in spring will not reap in the Autumn.
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2020-03-28 13:04
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It is unlucky to see one magpie anyplace.
It is unlucky to meet a red haird woman the first thing in the morning.
A hare to cross your path the thing when you are going on a journey is unlucky.
To break a mirror means seven yeas bad luck
If you find a pin on the road and you don't pick it up you want a pin before you die.
If you go into a graveyard and fall in it you will be in it again twelve months.
If you count forty white horses you will get a shake hands
If you hit another with an elder rod you will never grow any bigger.
If you find a tip of a boot you will have good luck
To spill salt is very bad luck.
If you find a horse shoe and hand it up in a bush you will have good luck
If you are going to a place and a black cat to run in front of you, you will have good luck.
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2020-03-28 13:03
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The local fair in Killucan is held in the fair-green and in the streets of the village. All the big cattle are sold in the fair-green. The calves sheep and horses are sold in the streets of the village. Toll is paid by the person who buys cattle
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in the fair-green. The toll is collected by Lord Longford's workmen. The toll varies according to the size of the animal sold. 3d to 6d per head. When an animal is sold "luckpenny" is always given. Sheep and lambs the luckpenny is usually 6s per head. Calves 1/- . Cattle from two years old upwards 2/- and 2/6 per head.
Some years ago it used to be the custom to spit on the luckpenny when handing it to the buyer but that has been discontinued. When men are making a bargain they strike hands but when it is over the cattle are sometimes marked by taking a piece of dirt on the end of a stick and rubbing it on one of the animals hind quarters. The cattle are sometimes marked with raddle, or by cutting a piece of hair off with a scissors on the hip bone or on the hind-quarter. When a young horse is sold the halter is usually given to the buyer, but if the horse is brought to the fair with a bridle, the bridle is generally retained by the owner. The fairs in this village are very popular and well patronized by English and Scotch Shippers. There is a fair every month but the March fairs are the biggest. These are old fairs.
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2020-03-28 13:02
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Dan and Thomas McNamara, residing still at Court Brown.
Long ago handball and weight throwing were popular games in the district. At the cross dividing Ballycanana and Mitchelstown there was a ball alley. Games were played on Sundays and week evenings in the Summer by the neighbours.
P'ina Holland
Gurthnagranaher
From John Holland, Gurtnagranaher, aged 60.
Home made Toys
In this district every boy and girl make toys to amuse themselves in their spare time.
The boys make snares, guns, tops and they do some carpentry.
To make snares four strands of snare-wire are twisted together leaving loops at the ends. One end is put through a loop making a bigger loop. A piece of cord is attached to the end and a stick is tied to this. The latter is stuck in the rabbits' 'run'.
A piece of elder is obtained about afoot long and the pith is pushed out with a red poker.
One end of the passage is stuffed with wadding or wet paper. Then an ashen stick is procured fitting the passage. This is pushed down the latter,
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2020-03-28 12:59
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and the milk is not as plentiful in the winter. In the summer the cows graze in the green pastures and have plenty of milk. In the winter time the cows are cold and the dont have much milk.
When my mother is going to churn she puts water into the churn to clean it. Then the cream is put into it. A large lid is then put on the churn. There is a small rounded piece of glass in the centre of the lid. When the butter sticks to the glass the churning is done. There is a brass thing about of a small iodine bottle on the lid. When my mother is beginning to churn she presses the brass to let the air out of the churn. If she would not do this the churn would burst. When the churning is done my mother takes the lid off. Then she takes the butter out of the churn. Salt is then
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2020-03-28 12:54
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Once upon a time there was a man coming home from ceiledheing. He had to come by an old ruin of a house where there was supposed to be a ghost. When he was coming by he saw a very tall white man and he was very much afraid. He kept going on when he was a bit on he looked behind and he could see someone moving along the ditch near to where he was. He went on once more and when he was coming near his home he looked behing again but he could see nothing. He went in and ate his supper and went to bed.
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2020-03-28 12:52
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When times were bad in this district people lived on two meals a day. Oaten stirabout, potatoes and oaten bread were the chief kinds of food. Potatoes were eaten at both meals. Men brought lumps of oaten bread with them when they went to work. The very poor used buttermilk. Those with cows used new-milk. The table was placed in the centre of the floor and all sat around it.
The potatoes were put on the centre of the table. They were often placed in a low(?) basket made of sallyrods. Farmers and others who could afford it used bacon. Bacon is still used in the morning and middle of the day in nearly all the farmers houses in this district. Very little fresh meat is used. Farmers and labourers kill and cure their own pigs.
Noggins were used when stirabout was used at a meal. They were washed and polished and placed on the dresser when the meal was over.
There was not much tea drunk in this district
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2020-03-28 12:51
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Open the gates and let us through
Then the two girls open their hands and the man and woman go out The man says:-
I pray that you won't catch me till May Day.
The woman runs after the man till she catches him.
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eighty or ninty years ago.
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12.
Two ladies dressed in white, one got the fever and died last night.
Ans. - Two candles.
13.
What is more afraid of a cock and a hen than King George and all his men?
Ans.- A worm.
14.
What went up a ladder with its head down?
Ans.- A nail in a man's shoe.
15.
Flies high, lies low, wears shoes and no feet.
Ans. - A Football.
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2020-03-28 12:50
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Any number of girls that wish can play this game. The girls catch each others hands and go around marching in a ring say the following words
"Forty jugs of rice-o.
My dincey, dancey officer.
Where are you going to?
Up to Wicklow.
What for?
To look for a husband
Marry one of us.
Yous are all too black and ugly
Ah! look at the beauty.
Ah! look at the beauty."
Then the one in the middle goes around with her eyes shut and says
"You are black
You are ugly"
Then she chooses someone for a husband and brings her into the middle. The pair say:-
"Open the gates and let us through"
Children: "Not till you show your black and blue.
H. W. Theres my black and theres my blue
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2020-03-28 12:48
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5.
Two M's, Two A's, Two R's and a G, join them together and spell them for me.
Ans. - Grammar.
6.
Over gravel I do travel, under water I do stand. I rode a mare that was never foaled, and I held the bridle in my hand.
Ans.- A sailing ship.
7.
If a poker and tongs cost 10/6. What would a ton of coal come to?
Ans.- Ashes.
8.
A sound as a ring, as deep as a cup, and all the salt water could not fill it up.
Ans.- A Strainer
9.
Why is the moon like a hundred-weight.
Ans. - Because there are four quarters in it.
10.
What is half the moon like?
Ans.- The other half.
11.
Four legs up and four legs down, soft in the middle and hard all round.
Ans.- A Bed.
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2020-03-28 12:46
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and lays it on the anvil. He beats it out flat and makes it into the shape of a horse shoe. When he has it in the shape of a horse shoe. He makes holes in it with a punch. He puts the holes in it, to put nails in through it to stick it to the horse's hoof. He throws it into water to cool it.
Jasmine Morrow
"Hercon"
Kerrykeel,
Lifford,
Co. Donegal
Information given by Mr Willie Morriw
"Hercon"
Kerrykeel
Lifford
Kerrykeel is a small town between Rossnakill and Milford. Carren is a townland near Lough Swilly. Ballykinard is a townland beside Mulroy Bay.
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Any number of girls who wish may play this game. A number of girls catch hands and go round in a ring. One girl stand in the middle of the ring and the others go round saying the following words.
There was an old widow.
She lived all alone.
She wants a man.
And can't get none.
Choose the worst.
Choose the best.
Choose the very man
You love best.
The one in the middle takes some one in.
The girls go around chanting again these words.
"These two couple got married together.
I wish them a gradle of joy.
Every year.
She sit at the pier.
Shakes hands and walks out good-bye
The woman then shakes and walks out leaving him there
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2020-03-28 12:45
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The only account of a football match played in olden times is one between the parishes of Killucan and Kinnegad. It was played at Aughamore. The ball was a leather one stuffed with cork or hay. Often one hundred a side took part. There were no goal posts so the ball could be kicked any distance. The game was played on the borders of two parishes.
At the start of Gaelic football Killucan Parish used to play Ballivor. They played twenty one aside. There were goal posts and point posts. The players played wearing their own strong boots. The knickers were worn below the knees. Coloured caps with long peeks were also worn by the players.
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2020-03-28 12:43
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1.
There are four brothers long and tall, one is ready for them all. When one goes in the other goes out, and they they all go round about.
Answer.- Four knitting needles knitting a stocking.
2.
Two brothers we are, great burdens we bear. I am sure we are often oppressed. We are full in the day as we hear people say and empty at night, when we are all at rest.
Ans.- A pair of Boots.
3.
What is rounder than a ring? What is higher than a tree? What is worse than human kind? What is deeper than the sea?
Ans.- The world is rounder than a ring. Heaven is higher than a tree. The devil is worse than human kind and Hell is Deeper than the Sea.
4. As I was going up hill, I met a car with two white men and a black man in it. The two white men eat the black man What was the number of the car.
Ans.- Two-eight-one.
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2020-03-28 12:41
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The late Rev Mr Falconer Protestant Rector Killucan has already described the monuments in this parish. I am not sure if he has published an account of them in book form but I saw a copy of his work. There are two old crosses one on the road between Killucan and Coralstown and one in the Village at the beginning of the Delvin road. The cross have been broken and the parts broken off are still lying on the ground. They are said to mark the graves of some very old families
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2020-03-28 12:38
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About eighty years ago a match was played between Ballysteen and Askeaton. The game was played at Sheehy's hill which is half way between the two parishes. The ball was kicked across country to a fixed point. This point was the Church gate of each parish. Instead of two goal posts nowadays, four were used long ago. One in the middle indicated goals when the others reckoned points, and no cross bar was used.
In each team were twenty one players who played in their shirts and pants with no shoes. Over the shoulders were bands on which the colours of the teams were displayed.
Matches were played in a field called the 'Goalen Field' abought eighty years ago. No refereeing was carried on. The players were picked by the spectators.
The sliotar was much heavier than nowadays and the football had a leather cover and a pigs bladder inside. The hurleys were straight branches of Ash with a bend as a boss.
The people that won great fame for hurling were the late Patrick Shaughnessy
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2020-03-28 12:36
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him when they want their wheels mended. (They) He has to make the iron red hot before he can get it the right shape for the wheel. When he puts it on the wheel and beats it together, then he throws the wheel into water to prevent the wood from getting burned and also to make the iron stick to the wood and not come off.
People look upon smiths to be very strong (strong) because they are not afraidto shoe flinging horse's or (a) young horse's.
People say that forge water is good for hens. It prevents them from taking any disease.
People get a lot of news and stories at the forge. When a smith goes to make a horse shoe, he gets the iron. He puts it in the fire. When it is red hot, he takes it out
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One bears the name McLoughlin. Mr Briscoe tells me they were Catholics. There are very anceint tombs and crosses in the Protestant graveyard some of them dating back four hundred years and more. At Porterstown there is a very big flat stone standing in the centre of Paddy Lynam's field. There is another big stone lying on the ground. People say they mark the burial place of some great Chieftain.
Some years ago when men were rising sand in a sandpit nearby they found bones. The bones were replaced in the ground again. At Greenhills Killucan in a field belonging to Joseph Scally locally called Keeffe's land there is a large stone and in this stone is small hollow that resembles very much the holy water fonts used in our churches. Some of the local people say that the stone was a druid altar. Others say that mass may have been said there during the Penal Times.
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2020-03-28 12:33
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On my Grandmother's farm in Dromore there are fields called Páirc na Claise meaning the hollow field because the lower part is comprised of a hollow.
Páirc na Sgeiche meaning the sceach field because the southern fence is completely covered with whitethorn bushes.
The Eastern side of Dromore hill is called the Murdering Glen owing to the time when a highwayman named Kelly killed all the people passing by who refused to give him the amount of gold he wanted. About a mile from this place is a large stone or gollán supposed to have been thrown from Murdering Glen many centuries ago by a giant. This field is called Páirc an Golláin.
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2020-03-28 12:32
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beside a stream. The forges are low houses, with thatched roofs. The doors are not of any special shape. There is one fire place in each forge.
The tools which the blacksmith has, are sledge, bellows, anvil, chisels, files, punch, and a trough for holding water. He uses the bellows for blowing the fire, the anvile is for beating the iron. The sledge is for beating the iron with. The file is for paring the horse's hoof (with). The punch is for boring the holes in the horse shoe (with). The trough of water is for cooling the horse shoe in, before it is put on the horse's hoof. He shoes horse's and donkeys.
He makes ploughs, harrows, cultivators and axes for the farmer. He makes the iron bands that are round cartwheels in the open air. People take coal and peats as gifts.
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2020-03-28 12:30
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"A green Christmas makes a fat graveyard
"Hunger is good sauce.
"Youl never miss the water til the well runs dry"
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2020-03-28 12:29
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"How did Jonah feel when swallowed by the whale?"
Down in the mouth.
"Why is F. increased by patn?"
because its doubled in suffering.
"Why is a loaf in the top of a tree like a race horse?"
Because it is high bred"
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2020-03-28 12:29
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There were shops in Rathwire in olden times because there used to be a market in the village. The shops were opened after Mass on Sundays. This old custom still prevails. The farmers wives bring butter, eggs, and sometimes oats to the shops and get other
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2020-03-28 12:27
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The different kinds of bread used in olden times were oaten bread, potatoe bread and wheaten bread. All the flour used in the making of bread was ground locally, for there were several mills in
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the locality. There was a mill along the river in Tom Leavy's field in Riverstown. Another called Reilly's mill on the Carrigeen road that joins Raharney road with the Derrymore road. Another at Thomastown that the local landlords erected. This mill is still working but it was rebuilt some years ago by the farmers. It is the only mill in the district. Then there was the big Mill at Riverstown.
It was all home made bread that was used in this parish up to a few years ago. The women made splendid bread and some of them even at the present time get prizes for their home made pot oven cakes. Old Mrs Leech Rathwire has the reputation for making the best pot oven bread in the parish. A cross is cut on the top of the cake to make the bread rise and keep the top from breaking. This old woman makes splendid oaten bread and griddle bread.
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2020-03-28 12:26
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1) "What is the strongest thing in the world?"
A snail because he carries his house on his back.
2) What always walks with its head down?"
"A nail in your boot.
3) What is the letter L most fortunate?"
Its in luck.
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2020-03-28 12:24
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In every farm the fields are given different names such as:- Inses the name given to fields near a river. Páirc an Tobar the field of the well. Páirc an Golláin the field of the big stone. Páirc com the crooked field. Gáirdín go[?] cabaiste Trom maoth Páirc an plúsa, cloc na clataig and Knockane
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2020-03-28 12:24
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"For the want of a nail the shoe was lost.
"Little said is easy mended"
"It is an ill wind that blows nobody good."
"It is a long road theres not a turn in
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2020-03-28 12:21
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Rome was'nt built in a day.
It was'nt yesterday I came out.
A day of joy is the most unpleasant life in this world.
Dont leave until to-morrow what you can do to day
A stitch in time saves nine.
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2020-03-28 12:20
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Local Forges
There are not many forges in this district. There are three forges in the district. There is one forge in Kerrykeel, one Carren, and one in Ballykinard.
The names of the smiths who work in the forges are George Kerr, David McGarvey and John Thompson.
George Kerr's forge is situated in Kerrykeel, David McGarvey's forge is situated in Carren, John Thompson's forge is (in) situated in Ballkinard.
David McGarvey's ancestors have been smiths for forty three years. George Kerr's ancestors have been smiths for twenty four years. John Thompson's ancestors have been smiths for twenty nine years.
The three forges are built at the roadside, Thompson's forge is at the crossroads and it is also
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2020-03-28 12:20
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"What makes a balloon go up?
The wind.
"What part of the cow goes into the byre first?
The cows breath.
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"What is a palindrome?
A word like, Madam that can be spelt backwards.
"What St. received a blue cape from heaven?
St Epiphanius for his devotion to the blessed virgin.
"What had Goldsmith at the back of his head when he was writing?
His hair of course.
"What is the first thing you do when you go to bed?
Spoil it.
"Why do you go to bed?
Because the bed won't come to you.
"Black within and black without and many a thing comes in and out?
A pot.
"what is the wisest thing in the world?
A horse.
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2020-03-28 12:15
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Who used the leaning tower of Pisa to test his theory?
Galileo who drapped weights
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2020-03-28 12:14
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The making of Baskets
These are trades that were carried on in this district
These baskets were made in a fine building
This building is not here now neither is the ruins of it.
The baskets were made from sallies and straws twisted up together
The handles were put on them and painted and put on a heap and sold there were about fifty employed in this factory
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2020-03-28 12:12
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The old people have given these old names to these fields:-
The Lios. It is supposed that there was a fort in it and that is how it got it's name
The Longfield
The field got it's name because it is very long
The moatfield
This field got it's name because there is a moat in it.
Conlan's Hill
This field got it's name because a man named Colan was supposed to have a house built on this hill
The River Field
It is called the River field because is was along a river
Clover Meadow
This field got this name because there was a lot of clover growing in it
The Blue Gate Field
There was a big blue gate gowing in to it and that is how it got it's name.
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A Pop Gun
The old people have made and kept these old toys and they never had been sold in shops.
How to make a pop gun:-
Get a bit of an elder stick. Take all the soft stuff out of it then get another bit and it is called the ram rod and put a cork at the end of it. After that get a piece of paper and chew it.
Then blow wind into it and put the paper in after that push in your ram rod.
A Sling
To make a sling you must get a bit of leather and two bits of cord and then tie each bit of cord to the leather. Then put a stone in the leather and twist the cord around your hand and let one of cord out.
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2020-03-28 12:08
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There is an old road that runs through Killarue on through Lough - Eagish and on to Ballybay and on to Derry. It is opposite direction the same road runs from Killarue towards Carrickmacross and goes in by the Gallows hill. This road is still used locally but not for motor traffic. It was the mail coach road in the olden times and it was on this road that Collier the robber took two thousand guineas from a man called Rowland a tax gatherer. There is an other road called the Ballybay road. It was made in the bad times by the Board of works and it was told that there were hundreds of men working there in the bad times at four and five shillings a week. This road leads on to Cootehill, Ballybay and Castleblayney. This road was made before the Famine times. From the old road in Killarue there runs a Mass path from Peast in the parish of Carrick to Lisdoonan Church in Donaghmoyne. It is used by the people
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2020-03-28 12:04
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The old people have made and kept these old toys and they never had been sold in shops.
How to make a pop gun:-
Get a bit of an elder stick. Take all the soft stuff out of it then get another bit and it is called the ram rod and put a cork at the end of it. After that get a piece of paper and chew it.
Then blow wind into it and put the paper in after that push in your ram rod.
A Sling
To make a sling you must get a bit of leather and two bits of cord and then tie each bit of cord to the leather. Then put a stone in the leather and twist the cord around your hand and let one of cord out.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 12:01
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You say this prayer when you are going to bad at night
"As I lay down my head to sleep I give my soul to God to keep, and if I die before I wake I hope my soal the Lord will take."
There are four corners on my bed, and four angels over spread Matthew, Mark Luke and John. God bless the bed that I lie on"
"As I went out on the blessed land I met the Blessed Virgin Mary with seven Mass books in her hand.
Seven bells ringing, seven priests singing rise up Lamb of God and shut the gates of hell
And open the gates of heaven before any of the Jew's piece our Savior from heart to hand.
His Blessed Mother being stand by with a downful heart and a mournful cry.
Those that say these prayers both night and morning will never see the gates of hell or ever die in mortal sin"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 11:51
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The name of my home district is Kilbeg.
The townland of Kilbeg Upper, parish of Kilbeg, and barony of Kells Lower.
There are about 20 families, and about seventy people.
The family name most common is Reilly. Slated houses are most common.
There are two old people over 70 but they do not know Irish. The houses were more numerous in former times than now. The Land is hilly and good but there are no bogs in it. There is a stream running through it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 11:49
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It was a clear calm evening in the middle of July.
The smoke from the peat fires rose almost perpendicularly from the chimneys of the village of Gort na gCapall.
Women usually accompanied by children were returning from milking their cows.
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2020-03-28 11:46
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It was twelve o clock at night when Thomas Mac Cabe was thinking about going to bed. He was about to fall asleep when he heard a noise coming towards his bed-room. He had a little Sacred Heart lamp lit on a little table by his bed. he got such a fright he said: This must be a ghost. Immediately he jumped out of his bed rushed to the table and quenched the lamp when he was on the floor he thought to himself What must the be?" It must be a ghost. When he got into the bed again he closed his eyes and covered his head so that he could not see.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 11:43
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The cure of warts is for some-one to bring you a turnip. Scoop a hole in the middle and put some salt in this hole. Rub it to the warts three times a day
The cure for the hooping-cough is to tie a red ribbon around your neck from either God-father or God-mother.
The cure of the rose is water lifted at four the seven wonders.
The cure of the gout is a herb called the cranes bill.
The cure of the dirty-mouth is got from a boy or girl that never saw their mother.
The cure of the hiccup is to keep in your breath and count forty
The cure of Sciataca is water lifted between two counties.
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2020-03-28 11:38
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broom were also used in the making of the dyes.
Tanning. Tanning of leather was not done in the homes. There were two tanneries - one in Carrickmacross and the other in Ballytrain.
Lime.
Lime was burned on several farms in the district. Some people had large kilns and others small ones. The remains of some of these kilns still to be seen. Very often we hear of a field called the "lime kiln field. There is one in the townland of Drumgowna. Turf was used to burn the lime. Later on the landlord forbade the farmers to burn lime on their lands. They built kilns of their own and compelled the tenants to purchase their lime at these kilns.
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2020-03-28 11:33
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When the fish leap over the water.
When the dust rises off the road.
When the water turns a dark color.
When there are streamers from the sun.
When the curlew sings in the evening.
A hen picking herself under a brush.
When the ashes turn a blue color.
When the midges are sharp in the evening.

Weather lore, Good weather.
A clear sky.
To see the cattle going up the hilltops.
When the mountains look far away.
A mist rising off the water.
A mist in the valley.
A mist going out the mountain.
The wind from the north.
When the sun sets clear.
When a cement floor gets damp.
When the crickets leave the house and sing out in the field.
When the cock crows on the top of a ditch.
A fog in the valley.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 11:31
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To hear a curlew whistling is a sign of rain.
When the crows are flying low it is a sign of rain.
When the horse stands against the ditch it is a sign of rain.
When the sun goes down red, it is a sign of rain.
When there is a ring round the moon it is a sign of rain.
When the sky is red it is a sign of rain.
When the sky is clouded, it is a sign of wind.
When there is a fog, it is the sign of fine weather.
When the soot is falling, it is a sign of rain.
Another sign of rain is to see a blue blaze in the fire.
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2020-03-28 11:30
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Its bells soft vibration a - calling the faithful
To join in the praise of the heavenly band.

(VI)
Dear home of my fathers in wild vivid dreaming,
I'll e'er see thy mountains and blue shimmering shore
Although I be far from thy kindly seclusion,
Yet in dreams I'll be with the Clonmany, Asthore!
Each spot that I love to behold
Refilling my heart with a joy that is endess
As I gaze on the scenes that fond memories unfold

Written by
Bella Doherty
Magheramore,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 11:24
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In crumbling ruins stands Carrick-a-Brahy
On the verge of the waters where white seagulls tread,
From its site dimly seen is the island or Tory
And Glashedy embosomed in it's green ocean bed.

(V)
By Magheramore's plain in a glen dark and lonely
Where the quivering ash bends its arm o'er the vale -
Stands a mass Rock of old, where the priest oft repeated
In tones soft and reverent - the Mass for the Gael.
In beauty sublime towers St. Marys tall spire
Its bright Cross proclaiming the faith of our land.
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2020-03-28 11:22
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And loudly the waters that form the deep cascade
Roll down in wild haste into deep Pohl-an-Eas
Clonmany’s bright river glides forth in its beauty
From the lake of Mindoran to Binons calm bay;
Its waters roll on amid wild rural gardens
And sparkle like gems 'neat the sun’s golden ray.

(IV)
Sublimely and wild looms Crock Aughrim's dark mountain
At its feet gently ripples Strabreggs blue bay
Where Manannan oft in his light boat of magic
Sped swiftly o'er billows in dazzling array.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 11:21
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He would go out at night and hang the suits on the hedges. In the morning he would tell his wife that the fairies took the little red suits he made for them. Some people said that he used to do this because he believed that the fairies would bring him good luck for giving them the clothes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 11:19
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There are no tailors in our school district. The nearest one, Mr. Latimer, lives in Dunsany about two miles from here. He is a very busy man. He buys the cloth in Dublin but some people bring cloth to him when they want clothes made.
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2020-03-28 11:16
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(II)
In towering splendour proud Buliba raises
Its high mountain peak to the blue summer sky;
And ere’s lowering shadows fold gently around it
And shroud its rough crest, as the clouds hurry by.
Tall Raghthan looks down from his vigilant station
On Tullagh’s bright waves as (-) break on the shore,
His dark towering form stands as sentinel keeping
A watch o’er Dunaff and the hill of Mamore.

(III)
Glenevin unfoldeth her fair scenes of beauty
The curlew calls forth from its rough mountain pass
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 11:12
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There's a spot in our (-) of sweet sylvan beauty
Far out in the north at at the fringe of the sea;
Each heather-clad mountain and green grassy meadows
Is dearer than all else in Erin to me.
Away in the distant Slieve Sneact proudly rises.
To catch the first gleam of the sun's golden light.
And gently each beam casts its soft light of beauty
Upon the white brow of the fair queen of might.
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2020-03-28 11:08
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2020-03-28 11:05
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The change in the weather is known by the sailors and old people of Wexford by different signs such as:-
Signs of Rain:-
(1) A ring around the moon
(2) A red sunrise
(3) A cat sitting with its backs to the fire
(4) Sea-gulls flying over the land.
Signs of a Storm:-
(1) A new moon or half moon on its back.
(2) A "cock's eyes" around the moon.
(3) The curlew's cry at night
(4) Swift clouds
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2020-03-28 11:04
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When you hear the curlew.
When the swallows fly low.
When there is a ring round the moon.
When you see soot falling from the chimney.
If rain comes with the moon it is going to bad weather for the quarter the moon is with us.
When a cat washes her face on a dry day.
When a dog eats grass.
When a cock crows on a nice day.
When you see goats high up on rocks.
When seagulls are flying high.
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2020-03-28 11:02
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or silver clouds it is a sign of rain.

10 If you hear the wind whistling and moaning through the door it is a sign of rain.
11 When you see a dog drinking water or eating grass it is a sign of rain.

12 If the curlew is heard calling it is a sign of rain. They say he calls for rain.

13 When the wind blows from the east it is a sign of fine weather.

14 If the smoke rises straight from the chimney it is the sign of rain.

15 When we get white frost it is the sign of rain.

16 When the crows go high in the sky in the evening it is a sign of fine weather.

17 When the crows crowd together in the fields it is the sign of fine weather.
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2020-03-28 11:02
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Basket Making
In the olden times people made their own baskets and creels from rods which they grew These baskets or creels were used for taking in turf and also for potatoes. It was a custom for the whole household to sit round one of these "Prataí baskets" when eating the dinner The last man who could make these baskets in the district was named Owen Callan who lived in the townland of Drumgowna.
Spinning and Weaving
Wool and flax were spun in most homes. At this time everyone wore home made clothes. The spinning was done on a spinning wheel. Most of the spinning was done by the women folk. The men wove the thread into cloth on a loon. When the cloth was made it was dyed whatever colour was required. The dyes were also made at home. Berries of all kinds were used in making the dyes. Moss and ivy and
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2020-03-28 11:01
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1. If the wind blows from the south-west it is the sign of rain.
2. If the wind blows from the north it is the sign of snow.
3. If the goat comes down from the top of the mountain it is the sign of a storm.
4. To see the dog eating grass is the sign of rain.
5. To see a hen picking herself is the sign of rain.
6. To hear a curlew whistling is the sign of rain also.
7. If a person who has corns feels them very sore it is the sign of rain.
8. If the clouds run fast across the sky it is the sign of rain.
9. To see soot falling is the sign of rain.
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2020-03-28 11:01
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Galway to the fair of Bective. There used to be a fair twice a year, on the 16th of May and on the 1st of November. The fair on the 1st of November was called "Hollantie" fair. The fair on the 16th of May was a sheep fair.
About a century ago the fair used to last for six days. Buyers used to come from all over Ireland. About forty years ago there were thirty two tents at Bective fair. Each tent had a fire for boiling the water to make the punch. About twenty years ago there were only three tents. These tents were owned by three widows; Mrs. Mangan from Athboy, Mrs. King from Newtown, Trim and last but not least Mrs. Sheridan from the Hill of Tara. This tent was known by having a bunch of green laurels on the top of each pole.
The fair of the 16th of May was called hiring fair. Boys and
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2020-03-28 10:59
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When the dog begins to eat grass there is a change in the weather.
When the sheep go under the wall there is a sign of rain.
When the curlew begins to whistle there is a sign of rain.
When the cricket begins to sing there is a sign of rain.
There is a sign of fine weather when sun is shining early in the morning.
There is a sign of rain when the hills look near.
When the dust is flying off the road there is a sign of rain.
When the river is roaring there is a sign of rain.
When the fire is blue there is a sign of rain.
When the clouds are running in the sky there is a sign of rain.
When the smoke from the chimney is going up straight there is a sign of rain
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2020-03-28 10:58
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"When the wind is to the east, 'tis neither good for man or beast." Southerly winds bring most rain. "When the wind is in the west then 'tis in the very best" point.
The loud note of peacock denotes storm and rain. Farm-yard fowl searching eagerly for food fine weather. "Low o'er the grass the swallow wings" and gulls fly inland bad weather. Swallows flying high very-fine weather.
When the curlew flies inland a sign of bad weather.
A dog eating grass ravenously is a sure sign of very bad weather. A dog resting peacefully a sign of fine weather. Restless pigs a sign of storm.
Cattle stampeding a sign of broken weather. Cattle resting sign of very fine weather.
Apparent nearness of hills a sign of storm and rain.
Dust rising in circles a sure
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2020-03-28 10:56
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(1) Any animal born on Whit-Monday must be put under the sod as it was considered unlucky.

(2) If face is washed with dew off grass on a May morning it was supposed that a person would not get sunburnt durring the Summer.

(3) If the vessels used milking cows were being washed it was consider wrong to throw rinsing water in the pond as the cows would give no more milk the rinsing water should be thrown on the green grass.

(4) If a curlew was heard at night it was thought to be the sign of bad weather.

(5) If cat sits with its back to the fire it was said to be the sign of a storm.

(6) When a cat washes its face the first person it looks at after the act was said to be the first to die.

(7) If churning was going on in a house and a man came in to put a coal in his pipe and he went out without taking
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2020-03-28 10:55
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The people long ago used to eat four meals a day, breakfast, dinner, tea and supper. Before breakfast the people used to do their morning work. They milked the cows, looked after the sheep and
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2020-03-28 10:54
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cattle. Then they would come in and have their breakfast which would consist of oatmeal porridge. After the porridge they had oatmeal bread and tea. They used to drink tea from big enamel mugs.
Long ago the people were very fond of pork. They used to keep pigs until they would be good and fat. Then they would kill them and they had plenty of meat for the most part of the year. At night the people used to go to some house and play cards and ring. When they came home they all got around a "skillet" of oatmeal porridge and buttermilk and ate a good supper. The porridge was made during the day. Then it was left aside to stiffen. The people long ago would not eat the porridge if it was warm or if there was new milk on it.
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2020-03-28 10:50
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In each district there are many local beliefs with regards to weather. The people observe the sky, the flight of the birds, the domestic animals, and give indication of the weather to be expected. The sea, lakes and mountains also show signs which may be reads as weather omens. The following is a list of local sayings in this regard.
If a curlew double whistles it is a sure sign of rain.
When the crow or the swallow fly low it is a sign of storm.
If a flock of hens gather together and start picking their feathers is a sign of storm.
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2020-03-28 10:48
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The people of our district can judge the weather in many ways. Old Paddy McCabe says that when there is a red sky in the west in the evening the following day will be good. When heavy clouds float across the sky, or when there is a ring around the moon it is a sign of storm.
When the clouds are rolling across the moon it denotes rain. A rainbow from east to west fore-tells a shower. When birds come to the door it is a sign of rain. When birds fly high it is a sign of good weather but when they fly low it denotes rain. When sea gulls fly inland it is a sign of storm. When the curlew sings over dry
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2020-03-28 10:46
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People who study the habits of birds get much useful information as to weather conditions. If the swallows fly low it is a sure sign of rain but when they fly high good weather is not far off. When the curfews call shrilly it is a sign of rain. The robin sing in the center of the brush if the day is likely to be wet but when fine he sings on the topmost branch. When the wild geese come early we can expect an early and a severe winter.
People in this part of the country have many superstitions about birds. When one magpie is seen it means that bad luck is coming but when there are two it means good luck.
One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a marriage, four for death, five for a funeral, six for gold, seven for silver, and eight for a story that never was told. There is another version of this. One for a letter, two for a cheque, Three for a marriage, four for a birth, five for silver, six for (-) and seven for a story that never was told.
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2020-03-28 10:44
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When there is a dark black moon.
When the rain sticks to the glass of the windows.
When the curlew goes to the south.
When there are no stars in the sky at night.
Signs of frost.
When there is a ring round the moon.
When the stars shine brightly.
Signs of snow.
When the wind is from the east.
Signs of Dry weather.
When the curlew goes to the north.
When the crane goes to the north.
Signs of Storm.
When the cat scrapes a tree with his claws.
When we see the crows diving in the air.
These weather signs were told to me by,
Mr. Thomas Fennessy,
Ballysaggart.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-28 10:42
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This district was connected with the Rebellion of 1798. The battle was fought on Ovidstown Hill, Co Kildare, Barony of Ikeathy and Ougheranny and the scene is quite convenient to Newtown N.S.
Sometime before curfew was enforced in certain parts of the country but not in the peaceful village of Cloncurry. One evening a Captain of the Yeos was riding home from Kilcock, through Cloncurry, when he came on an old man named Dixon, (descendants still living there) repairing a cart. The officer accused him of breaking the Curfew Law and carried the old man off on his horse. It was dark and when they halted at the Toll Gate in Cloncurry, Dixon aged though he was, slipped off the horse and tried to escape but was shot by the Captain.
It is said too that the students from Maynooth College took part in the Battle of Ovidstown. The rebels were defeated and so many were killed that a ditch there is called the "Murdering Ditch".
A lone bush in a nearby field marks the Croppies' graves.
The family named Clinton, (only descendant now, a
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2020-03-28 10:39
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When the curlew is heard whistling, rain may be expected. When the curfew flies towards the Curlew Mountains, it is a sign of good weather.
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2020-03-28 10:18
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Candle making
Lots of industries were carried on in the district in olden days. Every household made its own candles from rushes and resin. The rush candles was made from strong rushes. The skin was first peeled off to a narrow strip. This strip was then dipped in grease and hung up to dry. When dried the candles were taken one by one to burn. One of these candles lasted about ten minutes. These were the better lights of those days. The resin candles were used more often. These latter were made by melting the resin in a little water over the fire. When the resin and water boiled it was left off to cool. A piece of string was then taken and dipped into the resin. It was then rolled in the hands and made into shape
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2020-03-28 10:12
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2020-03-28 10:12
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In the year 1885 there was a football match played at Downstown, Navan, between Kilmessan and Dowdstown. There were twenty one players on each side. The teams were selected parish versus parish. This match was spoken about by all the people in Meath and even some of the surrounding counties as the best match they ever saw. It was the final of Meath. Dowdstown beat Kilmessan by a "forfeit" point. If the ball struck the goalman's hands and then went across the bar it would be a "forfeit" point. The game was played in the same way as it is played now. William Mongay, from Stackalan, Navan, refereed the game. The ball was made in the same way as it is made now. The best players on the Kilmessan team were Bob Quinn, John Brady, Peter Claw and Johnny Claw. The famous players on
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2020-03-28 10:07
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Dowdstown team were Mat Reid, Tom Reid, John Reid and William Mongay, a cousin of the referee.
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2020-03-28 10:06
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Many years ago there used to be great games of football and hurling. The field that the Kilmessan teams played used to play in is now owned by Mr. Geraghty who lives in Kilcarty, Kilmessan, Co. Meath. They also played in a field belonging to Mr. Doran, Kilmessan, Co. Meath. This team played both hurling and football. The football they sued was made of leather.
The teams were picked then then the same as they are picked now. Twenty one men used to play on the
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2020-03-28 10:03
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team. There was also a juvenile team that played football. Eleven boys used to play.
At that time the games were very rough. One man could trip another and there would be no free kick. The referee would not blow his whistle unless a man was nearly killed.
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2020-03-28 09:50
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Same address.
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2020-03-28 09:50
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Very many years ago there lived a young man in Baile Rin Lios. His name was John and his mother was a widow. They lived on the banks of a small stream. The grass now grows where the house once stood. The site is quite close to the residence of William Quirke, Ringlestown, Kilmessan, Co. Meath.
John was a very wild boy and his mother had no control whatever over his actions. He would stay out night after night netting fish in the ponds and rivers, and deer stealing was one of his famous pastimes. Neither coaxing nor threats caused any improvements in his conduct. All sorts of stories and tricks were tried to frighten him. One night he heard his mother telling a neighbour that John does not know what fear is. That night before going to bed John said "musha mother
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2020-03-28 09:45
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what's feat at all". and his mother answered "maybe you'll find out yet". "Well mother" said he. "In the morning I am off on my travels all over Ireland and I will not come back to Baile Rinn Lios till I find out what feat is." So in the morning bright and early, despite his mothers fears, John started off on his travels. He met all sorts of adventures. He met ghosts, pookas, langers, and sidhes. He was chased by a herd of wild cattle near Athlone while on his way to Connacht. The currach in which he was crossing the Shannon was upset near "Harry Island". After a long walk he came to came to King's palace. The King said that if he would sleep in a house near his palace for three nights he would offer his daughter in marriage to him. At night the King brought John to the house. He said to John "that every night a large bull would come down
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2020-03-28 09:23
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the stairs and kill any man that would be in the house" "That will not make me afraid" said John. At midnight the bull came down the stairs and John drove him out with a blackthorn stick. This happened for two nights and on the third night John killed the bull. In the morning John got married to the King's daughter. He returned to his home in Baile Rinn Lios. His mother asked him "did he find out what fear was". He said "no". In the night when John and his wife were asleep his mother went to the river and caught an eel. She put it in the bed and when John felt it he shouted "the devil is in the bed". At last John found out what fear was.
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2020-03-28 09:04
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but I know the way to feed them. When my mother wants to call the hens she says chuck! chuck! chuck!. The hens eat small potatoes and tale pieces of bread. The hens also eat small insects. When you are calling the ducks you say weety! weety! weety! Ducks eat all sorts of soft food. They go through the fields looking for frogs and worms. They spend most of the day smimming on the river. Turkeys are very delicate birds. They have to be fed on boiled nettles and other soft food. When you are calling the turkeys you say yib! yib! yib!
Geese are very big birds and are sometimes very wicked. They drink a lot of water and eat grass. They also eat boiled food. When you are calling geese you say guasle! guasle! guasle! Not many people keeps guineahens because they lay their eggs very far away from the house. They are supposed
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2020-03-28 09:01
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June 20th 1938
Story
Margaret Doyle, Tubrid, Ballylooby, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
Obtained from Edmond Doyle, same address, 60 yrs, farmer.
One day a farmer sent his workman out to bring the sheep home from the far. The boy went along 'til he came to where the sheep were, and among them he found a hare. The boy had to bring them back but the hare was also going with them. The boy ran to catch him but the hare ran backwards and forwards, up and down until at last he followed the sheep. When the boy reached home the master asked him. He said that he was all the day after a "young sheep" that caused him more trouble than all the rest.
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2020-03-28 09:01
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June 20th 1938
Story
Margaret Doyle, Tubrid, Ballylooby, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
Obtained from Edmond Doyle, same address, 60 yrs, farmer.
One day a farmer sent his workman out to bring the sheep home from the far. The boy went along 'til he came to where the sheep were, and among them he found a hare. The boy had to bring them back but the hare was also going with them. The boy ran to catch him but the hare ran backwards and forwards, up and down until at last he followed the sheep. When the boy reached home the master asked him. He said that he was all the day after a "young sheep"that caused him more trouble than all the rest.
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2020-03-28 08:55
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I saw from death that life did spring
Seven stood and the eight did fly
Riddle me that and I must die?
I walked into a graveyard. I saw a skull. A robin had her nest in the skull. The robin had seven young ones, and she flew away.
(98) What goes round the house with its head down? A sweeping brush.
(99) As I went up Tara Hill, Tara Hill was shaking. Four and twenty bull-dogs tearing up the nation?
A man and a harrow.
(100) What is the tallest tree in the woods.
The larch
(101) What tree grows downwards
The drooping ash.
(102) What is it that is alive at both ends and dead in the middle
A man ploughing.
(103) I had a little sister and her name was peep; peep; peep;
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2020-03-28 08:52
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she went to his house for it and he gave it back to her.
Collected by William Shephard
Graignefrehane, Loughmore
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2020-03-28 08:50
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Banshees and Leprechauns
It is said that when a Banshee is heard crying that someone is going to die. My mother told me that the Banshee was heard crying when one of the Crowley family of Carrick died. She was also heard when one of the Laffan's family of Kilcurkee died.
Once upon a time there were Leprechauns seen in James Morris' field, The Moors Loughmore. One evening a man was going down for his cows and he heard the tick of a hammer. He looked around and he saw a Leprechaun but he didn't catch him. Another evening when he was going for milk to a farmer's house he saw a little pot in a field. He went over and took off the lid and he saw a lot of gold sovereigns inside in the pot. He went for the milk and when he came back the pot was gone. It is said that the Leprechaun took it. People say that if you found a comb it belonged to a Banshee. A Banshee is an old woman with gray hair.
Another man was going for his cow one evening and hearing a hammer he looked and saw a Leprechaun He asked him for his gold and the Leprechaun said it was behind a tree. What tree said the man turning around but when he looked back the Leprechaun was gone.
My grandmother told me that the Banshee cried after a family of Purcells. The Banshee cries like a cat. It is said that a man took her comb and
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2020-03-28 08:49
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2020-03-28 08:49
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laymen. I do not know the evicted people' names. This landlord went mad and ate pieces of himself.
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2020-03-28 08:48
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Long ago Captain Taylor from Balbrigan, Co Dublin was the landlord of our land. He was landlord of John Horan's land, James Reilly's land, and Thomas Farrell's land. He was a good landlord. He never evicted anyone. He was a landlord over these lands for eighty years. The people always paid the landlord for their land and that preserved them from eviction and other trouble. Tithes were never collected. The landlord was paid with money the same as nowadays.
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2020-03-28 08:44
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had retired Mr. Brisco then took his place. He lived in the same house as Mr. Preston. They were good landlords and I have never heard of them evicting anyone. There was also another landlord whose name was Mr. MacEvoy. He was one of the worst of his time. He evicted a man named Mr. Hannaway. This man lived at Knocktown, Kilmessan, Co. Meath. Mr. MacDermott then lived in the house. He was boycotted by the rest of the people. When he died Mrs. Martin bought the house and she is still living in it.
Mr. MacEvoy was only a small landlord but he was a agent of a landlord who lived at Summerhill, Co. Meath. This man owned much of the land of Co. Meath. He was a very cruel landlord. He evicted priests and
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2020-03-28 08:38
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tithe rent which was given to the Methodist Church. That rent is still paid on the farm next to our farm. That farm belonged to a different landlord. Chambers was a kind man. He never evicted any tenant during his life. When he died the land commission bought the farm and divided it among the people.
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2020-03-28 08:37
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A long time ago M. Preston, Swainstown Kilmessan Co.Meath was the landlord. While he was the landlord he used to live in Bellinter House. This house is situated near Bective, Co. Meath. He owned a good part of the river Schean. After Mr. Preston
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2020-03-28 08:34
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Mr. Preston was the landlord for Bellinter about thirty years ago. The Prestons were about fifty years in Bellinter. Mr. Preston had 12,000 acres of land. His land extended from Kilmessan to beside Navan. He divided some land between the neighbours. The people that he left the land to have it still. He gave more land to the land-commission.
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2020-03-28 08:31
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The land on which we are living now was in former days called Chamber's Estate. There were not many tenants on it. They paid rent every three months. They also paid a
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2020-03-28 02:00
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Long ago in the year 432 Oisin who had been in Tir-na -nOg came to Ireland. Once he came to this place riding on his milk white steed. He meet a girl who had a horse, she was puting a half sack of flour on the horse. Oisin was a very strong man, so he caught the bag while on his horse and threw it from the ground on the horse's back with one h and. It fell down on the other side again. He then jumped off his
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2020-03-28 01:56
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2020-03-28 01:55
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Long ago a man came to this parish. He had a
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2020-03-28 01:55
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water, which is to be found only in some places, is very good for a sick person to drink it. If a person had corns they would get better if he or she would go out on May Day morning before the sun would rise and walk on the dew. If a person had measles it would be good to get nettles and boil them and drink the water after being boiled. If a person fell and if a lamp came on the person's head, it would get better if a penny would be put on the lamp. If a person had a burn it would heal if seal-oil would be rubbed to the burn, or if soda would be put to it and a white cloth tightly put around the burned patch.
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2020-03-28 01:54
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About thirty years
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2020-03-28 01:53
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coming. They remained there until morning and the other crew didn't return. They were after getting drowned. After a week, the storm ceased so the old crew went out one night. They saw the other crew outside in their own boat. When the old crew used go anywhere the other boat used to go also. When the old crew used throw their nets, the other one used throw out their own also. The men got afraid so they went ashore. They were very much afraid and they would not go out any more. They went to the priest and told him all about what had happened. He said that it was a mass they wanted. They got a mass said for them. They then went out fishing again but didn't see them anymore.
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2020-03-28 01:52
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in his pocket. If he was smoking it for ever it would not get empty. Once he went to Cork and a woman asked him for a smoke of the pipe. He gave it to her, and she smoked it to bottom.
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2020-03-28 01:51
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One night there was a man coming across "Cnoc
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2020-03-28 01:50
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he arrived there he was after going to Bandon. O'Sullivan never stopped until he reached Bandon. He again asked the coward to stand his ground, but the mayor of Waterford got afraid and would not stand his ground. a doctor whose name was Doctor Stair was present. So this doctor stood a fight with O'Sullivan. But O'Sullivan Beara killed him. O'Sullivan Beara then started on his journey homeward. On his way home he met Doctor Stair's wife. She asked him had he any strange news. He said you will have a stair for your dinner today There was never a pass paid ever since but the name "Pass" followed on these Murphy's afterwards.
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2020-03-28 01:48
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One night my great Grandfather was coming from Castletown on horse back and when he was passing through the gap of Gour he heard another horse was coming on behind him. He looked back and saw a horse with
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2020-03-28 01:46
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in the evening. After coming home. The girl got a horse and saddle and another boy who had also asked her to marry him went to Castletown Bere. When they arrived there, there was a ship in the harbour going to America. So the two of them went on board the ship and went off to America. Whether they got married or not it is unknown, but they never returned to Ballydoengan ever since.
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2020-03-28 01:45
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2020-03-28 01:44
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There is a road passing our house. There is no name on it. Thirty years ago it was the principle road from Cluin to Reentrisk School to Eskivaude. It was made forty years ago. There is not any traffic going through it now only it used as a path by the scholars. It was a very narrow and crooked road and dangerous heights on it. There was no road the time of the famine the only road they had then was a path by the sea.
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2020-03-28 01:43
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Boils: They used bath them with hot water and put dog leaf on them or linseed meal.
Tootache: To rub sode or salt or whiskey to the tooth.
Colds: To drink plenty whey milk and medicine.
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2020-03-28 01:43
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in this place. They used give cattle as a fortune long ago. Now they give money as a fortune.
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2020-03-28 01:35
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and half-sovereigns.
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2020-03-28 01:34
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In Rahan there lived a man whose name was Jack Aherne. He was a farmer. One day a poor woman went into his field for a turnip to eat. He was very vexed and he told Const. Franks who summoned the poor woman. She cursed Aherned and "his" three children were crippled.
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2020-03-28 01:31
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In olden times people always ate potatoes and had them three times a day. It was in few house tea was ever used and it was very seldom that a person had a piece of meat. During the famine years people often died from starvation by the roadside "because they were subject to the English Parliament which would not let them food from other countries." The corpses of those who "died during the famine were often left unburied and a terrible fever spread all over Ireland.
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2020-03-28 01:28
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Co Mayo and had them buried on the roadside. Many bodies remained in the places where they lay: many were devoured by dogs and rats.
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2020-03-28 01:26
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Between Castletownroche and Dromadeer Doneraile there lived a very strong man called Tom Higgins. He was a great man. Tom went to town for "stuffs" for "their" tillage. When he was coming up the last hill which was quite near the house the house sulked. He untackled him out and said that they would pull up the load themselves. His brother said to himself that Tom must be very strong and decided on pulling back to load to see what Tom was able to do.
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2020-03-28 01:22
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Mrs Bridget Scanlon of Caherduggan Mallow walked to Cork City to pay the rent of her land. She started after her breakfast and was back home again for her supper. Edward Walsh who went to Cork in a bus passed her on the road.
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2020-03-28 01:20
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The highest he ever jumped was 6 1/2 ft.
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2020-03-28 01:18
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In 1848 there were races in Ballyvonisheen in the parish of Killavullen. When the races were over a great storm arose suddenly. Some people had to take shelter in the neighbouring house and others had great difficulty in getting home. The storm blew the tents around the field. It occurred in March or April.
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2020-03-28 01:15
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In the year 1898 there was a terrible thunder storm. It threw down houses on poor people and killed several people. The dark places were lit up the whole time by the lightning. People never saw the like. They used think every minute that their houses were falling down on them. It destroyed trees and woods. The trees on which the lightning fell did not grow any more. The people were terrified that night. Red clouds appeared in the sky the day before the storm.
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2020-03-28 01:12
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In February 1889 there was a terrible snow storm. It snowed all one night and in the morning it was as high as the houses."There was nothing that time but mud houses" People had to cut lanes through the snow from Donoughmore to Cork to take their butter there.
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2020-03-28 01:10
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Some years ago nearly every farmer had a lime kiln on his farm. They - the farmers - used burn lime every Autumn. It was the best for the land. Limestone should be quarried for it and culm should be drawn from the culm mines at Dromagh Banteer Co Cork, to fire the kilns. It used give good employment.
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2020-03-28 01:08
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Potatoes are washed and peeled for making starch. Then they are grated and washed in a strainer until the water is clear. The water is then put into a pan and left over night. In the morning the water is taken off and the starch is found in the bottom of the pan.
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2020-03-28 01:07
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First fresh lard is put into a pot and melted. Then hot water is poured in and the grease rises to the top. A wick is then tied to a rod and pulled through the grease, which clings to the wick. This procedure is kept up till the candle gets round
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2020-03-28 01:04
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Old cure for a cold
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2020-03-28 01:03
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About forty years ago Mrs J. Leahy, Annakisha, Mallow had blood poison in her finger. It swelled up but would not burst. Her uncle told her to put a poultice of cow manure to the finger and to keep it on till the next morning. She did as directed and next morning was surprised to see that the finger had burst.
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2020-03-28 01:01
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Water in which nettles have been boiled and to which a little salt has been added is a good cure for red water in cattle.
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2020-03-28 01:00
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Hot porter not boiling is a good cure for measles.
To cure a wart cut a mangle in two and put one portion up to the wart.
To tie a piece of goat's skin in the hole of a calf's ear is a good cure against black-quarter in calves
The white of an egg mixed with sugar is an
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2020-03-28 00:58
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To cure jaundice boil wild primroses in water and after a couple of minutes strain them. They should next be boiled in milk and again strained. A cup of the strained milk taken inn the morning with a little sugar will cure the disease.
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2020-03-28 00:28
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At the time of the Danes in Ireland there lived in Kilmallock a man named Friars. He was very wealthy and he feared the Danes very much. So one night when all was still he made away from the abbey in which he lived carrying with him three jennet loads of gold which he buried near a castle in Cregane, Charleville.
Hundreds of years later the land on which stood the great castle became the property of Mr. Donald Quaine. One day as Mr. Quaine was digging near the castle he found the bones of a man. He dug them up, and buried then in a more suitable place.
That night as he lay awake in bed, the man whose remains he had buried, appeared to him and told him that gold was buried in a pump near the castle. He also told him who buried it and why he had buried it but he also said
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2020-03-28 00:26
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girls who were in search of employment used to attend this fair. The girls used to wear white bands on their arms. The boys used to carry short ash rods.
The cattle that would not be sold at Ballinasloe fair would come to Bective. There were two gates on the fair green. The cattle that would be sold would go out one gate and the unsold out the other.
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2020-03-28 00:25
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Daoine Cáileamhla
A few years ago a man lived in Ráth Luirc. He was a great man to use a scythe. He cut an acre of hay in the day. He had competition with another man and he beat him. The man's name was Patrick O Leary.
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2020-03-28 00:24
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About twenty years ago a fair was held in Bective. Cattle used to come from
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2020-03-28 00:23
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to no one. When she went home her son's leg was cured.
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2020-03-28 00:18
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The Soldier's Pond.
(Situated near Love Lane, Clybee, Charleville Co Cork)
In Clybee near Love Lane there is a pond called the "Soldier's Pond". Long ago when British soldiers were billeted in Fort St, George The Turrets, Charleville. One evening a soldier and his sweetheart went for a walk.
They had a quarrel and during the quarrel they were passing the bank of this pond. She in a fit of anger got behind him and shoved him into the pond. He was drowned. Ever since it is called the "Soldiers Pond"
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2020-03-28 00:17
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for miles around until about forty years ago. Earlier in the last century it generally ended with disgraceful scenes. Faction fights were fought between different bodies of ribbonmen.
It was a usual occurence if things were quiet for some daring man who was anxious for fight to pull his coat through the tent shouting, "two o'clock and not a blow struck yet."
Now alas; Bective fair is but a memory, or a bad dream. But people must have some form of enjoyment at Bective fair. They drank danced and broke heads. Now the cinema supplies the necessary thrills. I wonder which is the best.
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2020-03-28 00:15
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When the soldiers were in pursuit of Our Lord, He crossed a field in which corn was sown that day, and the corn sprang up in one night.
The soldiers came next day and asked the reapers if any man had crossed that way lately. They answered not since this wheat was sown. They said they must be on the wrong track. The soldiers turned and were going another way until a dara-daol said "indé, indé that was yesterday. The soldiers turned and found Our Lord, and since the Irish cut the dara-daol in two halves when they meet it and say "my seven deadly sins on
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2020-03-28 00:14
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The most famous fair in the olden days was held at Bective. It used to be held on the 16th of May and November the 1st. Cattle pigs and sheep and all sorts of articles were for sale. To mention a few-: lails, spades, halters, baskets, pipes, pipe-lids, ginger bread, and "peggies-leg". There were side-shows also. A famous character at this show was "Owneen the Bow." There were ten or twelve tents selling all sorts of drink, potteen and punch the favourites. There were pipers and fiddlers there also. All the boys and girls danced. This fair was also a hiring fair. As the old rhyme has it-:
The 16th of Bective,
The fair day in May.
Pay me my wages,
And let me away.
It was a general holiday in the district
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2020-03-28 00:11
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that the man who would try to raise the flagstone off the pump would lose his life.
After some years the castle fell and Mr. Quaine sold the stones of it. No trace of the castle can now be seen. Nobody every tried to discover the treasure because the price was too high, - "Death"
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2020-03-28 00:11
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Oh adorable Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ dying on cross for our sins altogether.
Oh holy cross of Christ see how I believe in Thee,
Oh holy cross of Christ stir up in me all good and truth
Oh holy cross of Christ that I will be in the right way of happiness
Oh holy cross of Christ warn me from all danger death and Sin also give me life
Oh Crucified Jesus of Nazareth have mercy on me now and for ever more.
In honor of Jesus Christ bring us in the right path to heaven.
True as Jesus was born on Christmas day in a stable at Bethlehem,
Here as Jesus was circumised on New Years day
True as He ascended into Heaven on the 40th day.
So in honor of Jesus spare us from our enemies
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2020-03-28 00:10
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to be seen and not to be seen now and for ever,
Into thy hands I offer my self to Thee.
Oh Lord Jesus have mercy on me
Blessed Mary and Joseph pray for me.
Through Jesus and Joseph of Arcubic who took him down from the Cross and burried him.
Oh Lord Jesus through the bitter Passion thou didst Suffer on the Cross when thy Soul was hung from thy body have mercy on my Soul when it parts from my body and in the Sinful world.
Oh Jesus save me that carried the cross with me that I may my dangers be all forward to thee Amen.

I offer up this prayer in honor of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ hoping the Father will think of me. The Spirit of the Sun will help me and the Blessed Trinity will preserve and bring my Soul to everlasting happiness Amen.
I got this prayer from my Mother.
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2020-03-28 00:10
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I
In these ages of steam-engine power,
When people are travelling away
Men would travel more in an hour
Than they formerly would in a day.
But of all the great mode of conveyance
Which now afford pleasure and joy
One which is worth your while paying
Is driven by noble Jack Hoey.
Chorus Why fol de dol dol de dum diddle
Why fol de dum dol de dum day
Why fold de dum dol de dum diddle
Why fol the dum dol de dum day.
II.
He drives the great men of the nation,
The peer and the lord of the plain,
No matter of what rank or station,
Or what views he may choose to maintain
You will there see the bashful young maiden
Situated alongside of her boy
They inherit the garden of Eden
When driven by noble Jack Hoey
chorus
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2020-03-28 00:08
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wear shamrock on that day is because St Patrick found the first shamrock in Ireland.
There are red dots on the leaves of the shamrock from Tara and there are no red dots on any other shamrock.
Once there lived in Kilessan, Co Meath a woman and a man. There was an old custom to drown the shamrock on St Patricks day. The people used to drink in public houses on that day and come drunk in the and that was the way they used to drown the shamrock. This man and woman had not much education. They did not know what way the people used to drown the shamrock. On St Patricks day the woman vexed the man. The woman went down to the River Schene to drown the shamrock. She bent down to put the shamrock into the water, when the man came up behind her and pushed her into the river and said, "now
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2020-03-28 00:08
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Hidden Treasure.
At the time of the Danes in Ireland there lived in Kilmallock a man named Friana[?]. He was very wealthy and he feared the Danes very much. So one night when all was still he made away from the abbey in which he lived carrying with him three jennet loads of gold which he buried near a castle in Cregane, Charleville.
Hundreds of years later the land on which stood the great castle became the property of Mr. Donald Quaine. One day as Mr. Quaine was digging near the castle he found the bones of a man. Hr dug them up, and buried then in a more suitable place.
That night as he lay awake in bed, the man whose remains he had buried, appeared to him and told him that gold was buried in a pump near the castle. He also told him who buried it and why he had buried it but he also said
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2020-03-28 00:03
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Almost 500 or 600 yards beyond The O Dempsey Castle of Cloneyhurke but on the other side of the lane is a field belonging to Mr Meredith, a Protestant farmer, whose farmstead is quite close to the ruins of the castle. This field to the present day is called "The Barracks." The only traces now remaining of any barracks are the formation of the foundations. Mr Meredith in cleaning for cultivation cut bushes at this spot and dug up stones which probably were the foundations. Now according to John Larke (Junr.) there were at one time military barracks too in Cloneyhurke, but how long ago or by when occupied is not known. It is known however that there were several dwelling houses adjacent to the barracks. Traces, except some foundations, have now disappeared. At another 500 or 600 yards beyond "The Barracks" and at the beginning of Cooltycannon a Tannery once existed. The remains of walls and stones are all now left of this tannery.
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2020-03-28 00:00
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agus d’imthigh sé fhéin agus a bhean go Sasan.
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2020-03-28 00:00
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He had gone down about three feet deep when struck something hard with the spade. He got it up after great work. He took it up in his hands and was surprised to see it was an iron box with the spade and found a box of jewels and diamond necklaces and such like
He met Mr. Murphy on the following day and told him his story. Mr. Murphy sent the jewels to England and got £50,000 for them. He gave £500 to Mr. Jones for his trouble.
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2020-03-28 00:00
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The people of long ago ate a lot of oatenmeal bread. They grew the oats themselves and baked their own bread. The oatenmeal bread was made of oatenmeal mixed with water. This bread was baked on a griddle. When one side of the cake was done the cake was tuned-up-side-down to let the other side cook. This bread was hard but was very sweet. It was also good for the teeth because a person had to chew it well before it could be swallowed. This bread is still made in parts of Donegal.
The most people of nowadays bake their own bread in ovens. Flour bread is sometimes baked on a pan. This bread is left cooking for about two hours. When it is cooked it is a yellowish colour and is
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2020-03-27 23:59
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suas leis an fhuinneoig é.
Damharc an sgológ amach agus chonnaic se an fear na sheasamh ag an fhuinneoig agus shíl sé gurab é an gaduidhe a bhí ann agus fuair sé a ghunna agus thuit an fear marbh. Shíl an sgológ go rabh an gaduidhe mharbh agus léim sé amach as an leabaidh agus thug sé leis an fhear a bhí marbh no níor mhaith leis duine ar bith é a fheiceáil.
Bhí an gaduidhe ag éisteacht ag an doras cúl agus nuair a fuair sé an (gaduidhe) sgológ ar siubhail tháinig sé isteach agus isteach sa leabaidh leis. Shíl an bhean gur a fhear fein a bhí ann agus bhí an fear ag iarraid ar an bhean luighe isteach giota go rabh sé iongantach fuar agus do réir mar bhí sí ag luighe isteach bhí an gaduidhe ag tarraingt an braithlin chuige. Agus nuair a bhí an braithlin a (bhí) tháinig an sgológ abhaile d’innis an bhean do fan fear a bhí astuigh agus nuair a d’amharc sé faoi ní rabh an braithlín ann.
Ar maidín lá thar na bharach thainig an gaduidhe agus an braithlín leis.
Bhí iongantas mhór ar an sgológ annsin. Dubhairt an gaduidhe annsin gur mharbh seisean fear. Agus arsa sgológ leis an gaduidhe muna ndeinnsin tu bhéarfaidh mé an fherm agus dhá chéad punta duit agus sé an fherm agus dhá céad punta don sgológ
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2020-03-27 23:58
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mhac agus iad ag treabhadh leis an capall.
Dimthigh seisean go dtí an chnoc agus do ghearr se na cosa de trí coinín agus tháinig sé go dtí an áit a rabh na fir ag obair agus chuir sé na coiníní ag rith suas an chnoc.
Dimthigh na buachaillí indiaidh na gcoinín agus annsin dubhairt an sgológ nach mbéadh sé ábalta an capall a thabhairt ó na chuid fear beirt ag marcuidheacht agus ceann eile coimhead.
Dimthigh an gaduidhe go dtí an siopa agus do cheannuigh sé buideal biotailte agus chuaidh sé isteach go cró na muice agus thoisigh sé ag bualadh na muice, chuaidh fear acú isteach go dtí an cró agus chonnaich sé an gaduidhe na luighe na gcodladh. Damharc sé in a phoca agus chonnaic sé an biotailte. Dinnis sé don bheirt eile, agus bhain siad amach an biotailte agus d’ól siad é agus nuair a bhí sé ólta acú thuit siad na gcodladh. Nuair a fuair an gaduidhe an chuid eile na gcodladh ní rabh seisean na chodladh agus chuaidh sé isteach go dtí an stábla agus thug sé leis an capall agus d’imthigh sé leis. Anois arsan shgológ béidh tú críochnuigh ma thig leat an bráithlín a goid atá fumsa agus mo bhean. Shíl an (l) fear nach dtiocfadh leis sin a dheanamh agus d’imthigh sé leis go dtí an uaigh agus thóg sé corp a cuireadh an lá sin agus thug sé leis é go dtí teach an sgológ agus d’fhág na sheasamh
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2020-03-27 23:57
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Bhí triúr dearbhráthair ann aon uair amháin agus thoisigh an fear a b’óige a goid uibheacha ón bheirt eile agus ba é an deireadh a bhí ann gur aithin an bheirt eile é agus chuir siad amach as an teach é.
Dimthigh seisean agus rinne sé fastughadh le sgológ Toisigh sé ag deanamh an rud céadna annsin Connaic an sgológ é agus dubhairt sé leis nach rabh sé ceart aige a bheith ag goid na n-uibheach. Dubhairt seisean go rabh sé ag iarraidh foghluim a bheith na gaduidhe Ní bheidh tú do gaduidhe a choidhce go mbéidh tú ábalta caora a goidh ó fear a bhí ag tiomaint na gcaorach. Dimthigh sé leis agus shiubhail sé roimh an fear. Bhain sé de ceann de a bhróga agus d’fhág sé ar an ród é Nuair a tháinig an fear a rabh an caora leis go dtí an bróg shil sé nach mbéadh maith ar bith san bróg amháin agus d’imthigh sé leis. Nuair a chuaidh an chéad fear giota beag eile bhain sé de an dara bhróg.
Nuair a tháinig an fear eile go dtí an dara bhróg shíl sé gur mhór truagh nach dtug sé leis an bróg eile agus dimthigh sé leis go dtí an áith a rabh sé. annsin tháinig an fear eile agus thug sé leis an caora.
Annsin dubhairt an sgológ nach mbéadh sé na gaduidhe go mbéadh sé ábalta capall a ghoid ó na dhá
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2020-03-27 23:55
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gabhail trasna na h-abhanna acht plaine beag tanaidh. Nuair a tháinig sé fhad leis bhí eagla air a gabhail trasna ar an phlaine leis an ubh in a lámha ar eagla go dtuiteadh an ubh isteach san uisge. Sa deireadh rinne sé suas go gcaithead sé í trasna. Chuaidh sé godtí áit i bhfaca sé luachair ar an taobh eile agus chaith sé an ubh trasna na h-abhanna. An bhomaite a thuit sé ar an taobh eile léim gearrfhiadh amach as an áit a thuit an ubh agus rith sé suas le taobh an cnuic. Shíl Éamonn gur bé sin an chapall agus is go bráth leis ‘na dhiaidh acht ní raibh sé i bhfad go dteachaidh an chapall ág a shíl Éamonn a bhí ann as amharc.
Annsin chuaidh sé ‘un abhaile ag caoineadh agus dubhairt sé leis a h-athair gur imthigh an chapall ág ar siubhail agus níor imir duine ar bith cleasa ar Éamonn ó’n lá sin go dtí lá a bháis.
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2020-03-27 23:54
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Aon uair amháin bhí gasúr ann darbh ainm dó Éamonn Ó’Dhomhnaill agus bhí dúil mór aige i gcaiple. Bhí sé ag a hathair gach lá chun chapall a cheánnacht dó. Sa deireadh nuair a bhí a h-athair tuirseach de ag iarraidh air capall a cheannacht, dubhairt sé le Éamonn gabhail godtí fear darbh ainm Pádraig Mór fa choinne ubh capaill.
D’imthigh an gasúr ag tarraingt ar theach Phádraig Mór. Chuaidh sé isteach agus d’iarr ar Pádraig ubh capaill a thabhairt dó. Bhí fhios ag Pádraig go maith nuair a chualaidh sé an rud a bhí an gasúr ag iarraidh go raibh duine eighinteacht ag imirt geleas air. Annsin dubhairt Pádraig leis fanacht san áit a raibh sé go bhfuigheadh sé an ubh. Chuaidh sé amach agus ba ghoirid go dtáinig sé arais meacán mór bán in a lámha leis agus dubhairt sé le Éamonn gur bhí sin an ubh. Dubhairt Pádraig leis í a chur faoi gé ar feadh trí seachtmhaine. Chuaidh Éamonn un abhaile an bródamhail agus an ubh leis in a lámha agus é i radh leis féin go mbéadh capall aige sa deireadh.
Bhí sé comh bródamhail as an ubh go dtáinig sé abhaile inaithghiorra agus níor smaoitigh sé ariamh go raibh aige abhann a gabhail trasna agus ní raibh ag
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2020-03-27 23:54
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would take a dog with them, as if a life was to be lost it could mean a dog's life as well as the life of a man. So they met as arranged and took a dog with them. They proceeded to dig under the tree and at length found a candlestick and under it they could see the gold. But immediately a great wind came which blew down the tree killing the dog instantly. They got such a fright that they ran away and no one ever since tried to get the treasure. They took the candlestick, which was a wooden one with them, and it is said that the candlestick is at Fitzpatricks of Cloneyhurke still.
It is also said that a black pig leaves the castle and "cuts across the country." In connection with this story a girl names Brigid Dunne, who lived in a labourer's cottage near the mouth of the lane, and but a very short distance from the castle,has told me that one day as she was at the door a black pig came down the lane from the direction of the castle and passed by. No one in the locality had a black pig.
I have heard from Terence McKenna and other men that it is believed that Cloneyhurke Castle and Church were destroyed by Cromwell. It is told that he fired on them from a piece of rising ground near Cloneygowan which is about a mile or so away. To the presendtday this place is called "The Hill," and from it there is an uninterrupted view of the castle. According to the position of this hill the church would lie in a line between the guns and the castle and would have to be levelled first. True enough nothing but the foundations remains of the church, while the parts of the castle left standing are the ends farthest away.
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2020-03-27 23:53
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chuaidh sé abhaile agus bhí sé na chomhnuidhe le a hathair agus le na mháthair go bhfuair sé bás.
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2020-03-27 23:52
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Gach dhuine aca ag iarraidh a bhearad fhéin Tháinig an sagairt agus fuair sé an dá fhear dall ag troid ins an teach phobail Bhí fhios ag an sagairt caidé a déirigh do na bearaid. Dimthigh an gasúr leis agus thoisig sé ag imirt chárdaí. Chaill sé na deich bpunt. Nuair a chaill sé an tairgead ní choinneochaidh bean toighe é go maidín. Dubhairt an gasúr nach rachad sé amach chomh mall san oidhche Dubhairt an bhean go rabh taidhbhse i seomra amháin agus na bhfanadh duine ar bith ann agus an duine a bhfanóchadh ann go dtiocfadh an taidhbhse agus go dtiocfadh mairbhfeadh sé an duine sin. Dubhairt an gasúr go rachad seisean isteach go bhfeicfeadh sé an taidhbhse bhí dhá leabaidh ins an seomra. I lár na hoidhche tháinig an taidhbhse bhí sgian mór ag teacht amach as a chroidhe. Labhair an gasúr leis an fhear mhór agus dubhairt sé leis. Níl tú a gabháil mo mharbhadh. Dubhairt an fhear leis an gasúr gur mhaith a labhair sé. Annsin thug sé an sgian do’n gasúr agus d’innis sé do go rabh airgead ins an seomra seo D’innis sé do an áit a rabh sé agus dinnis sé do fosta nach mbéadh sé arais níos mo Nuair a bhí an taidhbhse imthigh fuair an gasúr an tairgead Ghearr sé poll ins an seileáil agus chuaidh sé suas ins an áit a rabh na fir ag imirt chárdaí. Shaoil na fhir gur an taidhbhse a bhí ag teacht agus dimthigh siad an méid a bhí in a gcorp sios na staighrí. Cruinnigh sé an tairgead Ar maidín
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2020-03-27 23:51
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Bhí fear agus bean aon uair amháin agus bhí siad pósta. Bhí páiste beag aca. Bhí gasúr amháin agus bhí sé a deánamh troiblóide mór do a h-athair agus do a mháthair. Dfhiafruigh sé do’n tsagairt caidé a dheánaid sé leis. Dubhairt an tsagairt leis é a chur ar siubhal. Dimthigh sé an lá ar na bharach. Is é an sagairt a céad duine a chasadh air. Dubhairt sé leis an gasúr é a ghabháil isteach i dteach phobaill agus cupla paidir a rádh. Bhí sé tamall beag istuigh nuair a tháinig bean isteach agus fear dall léithe. Dfhág sí an fear dall ag urnaigh agus d’imthigh sí féin amach. Níor fhada go dtáinig bean eile isteach agus fear dall léithe. Dfhág sise an fear dall ag urnaigh sa teach phobhail fosta agus chuaidh sí amach.
Níor fhada go dtearn fear de na fir casachtach. Daithin an fear eile a ghlór “Sé do bheatha”, ar seisean leis an fhear eile An bhfuil mórán airgid agat Tá cúig phunta agam arsan fear Sin an mhéad céadna atá agam féin. Cá háit a bhfuil na cúig punt agat Tá sé agam in mo bhearad ar mo cheann Sin an áit atá sé agam féin. Bhí an gasúr ag éisteacht leobhtha le sin chuaidh sé suas agus thug sé leis an dá bheáraid agus thug leis na deich bpunt. Chait sé na bearaid ar an ród. Thoisigh an dá fhear ag troid ins an teach phobail
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2020-03-27 23:51
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Hidden Treasure.
Forty years ago there lived in Charleville a farmer named John Murphy. His farm was a mile from the town of Charieville. He had a dairy man named Tom Jones to take care of it. On day the dairy man was cutting the corn when he noticed in by the banks of the ditch there was a big opening.
He let down the scythe and went towards the ditch. He looked inside the opening and found it was a cave. He entered the cave by way of a steel door. The cave extended a quarter of a mile in length and it was fourteen feet wide. When he came centre way he noticed an arrow mark in the wall and it was pointing down towards the ground. He was thinking for a long time and at last he upon a plan.
He went home. He said nothing to his wife about what he discovered. Next day he got a pick and a shovel and a spade. He went into the cave and started to dig.
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2020-03-27 23:50
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called "Little Matthew".
"Kilfree" or the church of the heather is so called because at one time a church was built there amongst the heather.
"Doon" which means a fort got its name because the fairies are supposed to have lived there.
"Carrantample" got its name because there was a church in it at one time.
"Cuilmore" which is a big wood is so called because at one time it was covered with trees.
"Annaghmore" is so called, because at one time it was a big bog.
"Annaghin" was at one time, it was a small bog.
"Gurteen" which means a little field
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2020-03-27 23:42
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The above Terence McKenna is a son of Peter McKenna by his first wide. He was reared from his babyhood by Daniel Dunne, the oldest inhabitant of this locality. Daniel Dunne's daughter Mary, became the second wife of Peter McKenna, and was the mother of Mrs Mason. Terence McKenna has related the following story to me about treasure being buried at Cloneyhurke Castle, and he heard this story several times from Daniel Dunne.
It happened that three men from Cloneyhurke dreamt the same dream on the same night. They happened to meet together afterwards when one of them related his dream. The second said that he dreamt the very same, and the third said he dreamt the same thing too. At the time a tree grew between the castle ruins and the lane (or road). The dream was that gold was buried under the tree but that a life would be lost in the finding of it. They agreed to go on a certain night and dig under the tree for the gold, but they said that they
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2020-03-27 23:41
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about an hour digging but got no treasure.
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2020-03-27 23:40
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Hidden Treasure.
A long time ago there lived a man named Lorc. He dwelt in Harrison's Place, Charleville in a fort. It was from him that the name Rathluirc is derived "Fort of Lorc. He was an Irish Chieftain and he was very rich. He had a lot of gold, silver, and jewellery hidden under the ground.
About two years ago a native of Charleville named Patrick Murphy was looking for mushrooms in the little field where the treasure was hidden. He was walking along the field and he put his foot on a spike that was coming up through the ground. It hurt him and he went back to see what it was.
When he went back be bent down to pick it up. When he picked it up he went home for a spade. He spent
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2020-03-27 23:36
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I have but on horn,
I’m not a unicorn,
I milk, but I’m not a Kerry cow,
My grandmother loves me,
Around the House shoves me,
With a smile on her beautiful brow.
( A Teapot )
As White as Milk,
Yet Milk it isn’t,
As green as Grass,
Yet grass it isn’t,
As Red as blood,
Yet blood it isn’t,
As Black as Ink,
Yet Ink it isn’t.
( A BlackBerry )
What always walks with it’s head down ?
A nail in your boot.
Here I stand and far I see,
A Blackbird’s nest in a holly tree,
I would fight the bull and fight the bear,
And conquer all the Birds in the air.
A Gun.
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2020-03-27 23:34
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As I lay on the hill-top mid the heather perfume,
I feel that my features a bright colour assume,
This sweet balmy air blowing in from the sea,
To brighten my memory and bring past thoughts to me.

As I gazed on the hills in a circle around,
With none to disturb me no voice to resound,
The sight that's before me no picture can show,
No fonder impression could Nature bestow.

My own native birth-place I plainly do see,
With its pleasant green fields smiling on me,
Where my school-days were spent without sorrow or care,
To roam and to wander enjoy everywhere.

Oh! what history there in these mountains doth dwell,
Too much for a poet or historian to tell,
Where our forefathers prayed by night and by day,
Till the laws of the Sassanach drove them away.

That Carraig an Aifrinn or Mass Rock on the hill,
Would make you feel sad and your heart it would trill,
Where our priests and our people gave honour to God
Both hungry and cold and not properly clad.
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2020-03-27 23:33
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I can see Derrynane the home of brave Dan,
Just on the horizon the sun it shines on,
On through the mountains to the gap of Dunloe,
From that to Mangerton and the Valley below.

The Vale of Dromaughty is historic to me,
Where the English historian wrote on history
And only God's mercy that lake did not swell
And sweep Froude and his writings right onward to H -

And o'er the Atlantic that tyrant did sail,
The names of the Irish he tried to blackmail,
But our famed Fr Burke who did him pursue,
And out of the States he banished him too.

My holidays ending I must bid adieu,
To that beautiful scene I now hold in view,
Although I am leaving my thoughts will remain,
Mid the hills and the valleys till I come back again.

For all the kind favours that my friends did bestow,
And indelibly printed where ev'r I may go,
To all friends and companions I must bid farewell,
Going back to Cork City for there I must dwell.

Froude lived on the shore of Cumar Loch (Harringtons live there now) It is said that he wrote his histories of Kerry.
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2020-03-27 23:33
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3.
The principal holy wells in this locality are situated, one at Dromtarriffe, Banteer, County Cork, one at Kilmacow, Kanturk, County Cork; and one at Castlemagner, Lombardstown, County Cork.
On the sixth of
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2020-03-27 23:31
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County Cork there is a holy well in the townland of Rockspring. The people used to take the water for household purposes. One morning, when the people got up, the well had moved; and where it stood before, there was a hole in the field. It is called the Blessed Virgin's Well.
In the parish of Castlemagner, Kanturk, Co. Cork there is a holy well. Once a boy hit his leg with a hatchet and it was very sore. His mother was making rounds at the well, and one day she met an old woman, who told her to put the hatchet at the well, and on the way home to talk
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2020-03-27 23:28
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tried to get the treasure but failed to find out where it was. He died before he could tell them where the treasure is.
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2020-03-27 23:27
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street, County Cork there is a holy well. People visit the well still.
A lot of people were cured there. There was a woman of the name of Margaret Leary, and she was a patient in Millstreet Hospital, and she had a crutch. One day she went to the well, and when she was kneeling down a fish appeared in the well, and when she stood up, her leg was cured. She left the crutch at the well.
Another story says, that the people used to use the well water and one morning a fish was seen inside in a kettle.
In the parish of Liscarroll, Mallow,
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2020-03-27 23:26
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came home he brought many jewels and precious stones with him. He had a big amount of them in the house. He kept his money also in the house because there were no banks at the time.
One night a stranger knocked at the door and asked for a nights lodgings. Patrick left him in and eventually they went to bed. In the middle of the night the stranger killed Patrick and his mother and took the money and the jewels. He buried them in a field a mile from the house, but the stranger never returned for them.
He became sick and confessed that he had murdered them. He was a Catholic.
Many people
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MONEEN
the little bog in the townland of Clooncunny

FEREDGRA
the field of the plover, a place beside the lake near Moneen where the water birds come to feed.

THE SHROUGH
A long neck of land beside the lake usually covered by water in Winter time.

LONG GEARRA
an island opposite the village of Clooncunny Lough Gara

ANNAGH
situated in the townland of Derrycough Kingsland contains many interesting things. THE CREE which local tradition has it was a place where mass was read - a large flat stone in the shape of an altar. A holy well called ST PATRICK'S WELL which never dries noted for curing broken limbs.
NB:- One old man says there were priests ordained in Annagh in the Penal Days.

THE COLAHEE BUSHES
which mark the site of a convent. Tradition says that three old pious ladies came there and erected a home for old pious ladies and gentlemen. There
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2020-03-27 23:25
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Another told me he had seen a woman and her little son sitting in a field after both had died with fever.
Another saw a dying girl going up the hill the day of her death while she was actually in her death agony in bed.
A man who had been dead for years cried around the house the night before his farm was sold.
Such is the belief of many in the return of their dead from the great unknown.
The Banshee is firmly believed in by many.
She cries for the O’Doherty, O’Dwyer, Mc Cormack, O’Toole families. Light is a sign of Death approaching. The black Dog is a rare ghostly visitor while the Black Pig is unknown
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2020-03-27 23:23
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is about two fields from the road, and the owner of the land, where the well is in, ordered three of his servants to close up the well; because the pattern day was coming on, and the crowds might damage his crops that were growing near the well; but it sprang up ten yards away from where it was before, The three men were dead within a week.
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2020-03-27 23:21
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Hidden Treasure.
During the penal days nearly every young Irish man emigrated to America. Amongst those that went was Patrick McCarthy. He lived between Rathluirc and Buttevant.
When he was ten years of age, the English killed his father and so he had to work and earn a living for himself and his mother. When he was eighteen years he went to America.
He went searching for gold with many others. One day he discovered a gold mine in America. He became a millionaire and he resolved to come home to Ireland.
When he
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2020-03-27 23:20
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2.
In the parish of Mill-
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people took this bowl to cure certain diseases and put it back again. Some person took the bowl to cure cattle; but forgot to take it back. One morning when he got up to take it back it was not there; but it was found clung on to the wall in the hole; so that anybody can't get it anymore.
In the parish of Castlemagner, barony of Duhallow, Co Cork, there is a holy well, almost in the middle of the river, under a rock where people got cured. No floods ever harmed the well. If a person is to be cured, it is known to be true that a trout will appear in the well.
In the parish of Dromtarriffe, barony of Duhallow, Banteer, Co Cork, there is a holy well and it's pattern day is on the 6th May. The well
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2020-03-27 23:16
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When there are blue clouds in Coileán ? it is a sign of rain.
When the moon is seen on its back it is a sign of rain.
When the wind is from Limerick it is the sign of rain.
When all the smoke do not go up the chimney it is the sign of frost or rain.
When the smoke goes out straight it is the sign of good weather.
When the grouse cackles it is the sign of rain.
When there is a fog on the river it is the sign of fine weather.
When there are black water on the river it is a sign of thunder and rain.
February fill the Dykes,
If you don’t March will.
March, many weathers.
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2020-03-27 23:15
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Hidden Treasure.
In a field in the farm of Mr D Quaine of Cregane, Charleville, there is one of the oldest graveyards in Ireland. It is said that there are precious stones hidden there.
It was said that they were hidden there hundreds of years ago. Nobody has ever tried to discover them because very few people know about it.
There are not headstones marking the graves now. It covers about one acre of land Nobody has been buried there for over one hundred years.
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2020-03-27 23:15
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1.
There are many traditions and stories connected with our holy wells in Ireland.
There is only one holy well in this parish of Kanturk, and that is called Kilmacow, in the townland of Bawnmore, Kanturk, Co Cork. It is near the fort of Kilmacow. Between Churchtown and Buttevant, in the barony of Duhallow, Co Cork, there is a holy well in honour of Saint Brigid. There is a large tree overhanging the well and it is called "Biddy's Tree".
At Ballyvourney well, barony of Muskerry, Co Cork, there is a rectangular hole in the wall, and in the hole there is a bowl. Many
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2020-03-27 23:10
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CLUAIN COINNEADH
The hill of the firewood the old people of the district say that in days gone by this place was thickly wooded. The presence of a good deal of bog bears out that statement.

CALDRAGH
A graveyard. This place is situated on the top of a hill on the land of a man named Casey in the townland of Clooncunny. Many tales are told of the place. One may be found under the heading of "Ghost and Fairy Stories".

CLUANAFORT
The meadow of the fort, in the adjoining field to Caldragh

ACKRAGH
The place of the slaughter. Legend has it that there was a great fight there between the North men and the men of Connaught and that the bodies are buried in a field about half a mile away.
NB:- This has since been give to me as Ath Gíorra - short cut and was used by St. Attracta to cross the lake to this side. There are rocks all way across.

CLUAIN na CILLE
A field about half a mile away.

EISCIR
is a sandy place on the shores of Lough Gara.

BLAINE
A bay on the shores of the lake.
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2020-03-27 23:09
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This is how the townland got its name. The king used to live there at certain times of the year.
There are three people over seventy years living there.
Mr. John Regan,
Mrs. John Regan, and
Mrs Nora Thornton.
Mrs Nora Thornton is the eldest of the three. She is eighty one years of age. They can tell stories in English, but not in Irish.
Every house in the district is slated. The houses in former times were not as numerous as they are now. There are no ruins of old houses in the district. The people did not migrate from there. The townland is not mentioned in any song or saying.
The land as a whole is good;
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2020-03-27 23:07
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lightning. It did a great amount of damage, so much so, that the electric light and the wireless could not be available during that time. In 1839 a great wind swept our country. It caused great damage to the west of Ireland especially around Galway. It actually forced the sea thirty miles inland sweeping homes and hay into other counties. It stripped houses and trees, and many animals died with sheer fright.
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2020-03-27 23:07
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3.
I live in the townland of Paal West, Parish of Dromatariffe, Barony of Duhallow. There are seven families living in my district and about six persons in each family. The family names are mixed
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2020-03-27 23:05
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is situated in the townland of Coolageela, in the parish of Kanturk, barony of Duhallow Co Cork, there are fourteen houses, and about fifty people. The name that is most common is O'Connor. There are several houses thatched, and seven slated. The meaning of the word Coolageela is "the corner of the prison". There are two old people in the district, one is eighty seven and the other seventy seven years.
Their names are.
Mr. and Mrs Flaherty,
Coolageela,
Kanturk,
Co Cork.
Those two people can speak Irish as well as English. The land in
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2020-03-27 23:03
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roads, thereby rendering traffic impossible causing great danger with loss of lives in many cases. The animal life suffered considerably also as many sheep and lambs perished in this great catastrophe. The people in their terror began to despair and they prayed to the Lord who is always keeping vigil over His children to hear and save them, which undoubtedly He did as in the days of yore when He stilled the tempest for His Apostles.
There was a dreadful snow storm some years ago. It was so bad that the people were obliged to work with implements in order to remove the snow from their doors which rose to a height of two or three feet. Last year quite a number of cows and calves were killed by the thunder and
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2020-03-27 23:01
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1.
The name of my district is Greenfield, in the parish of Kanturk in the barony of Duhallow, County Cork.
There are nine families in the district with a total of thirty one people. The houses in this district are all slated.
There are five people over seventy years of age living in this district. They do not know very much Irish. One of them can tell stories in English. His name is Patrick Cahill, Greenfield, Kanturk.
Houses were not more numerous in former times than they are now. There is one house
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2020-03-27 23:00
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And to tell the truth I am getting dry,
For a copper each will never break you,
So don't refuse the poor minstrel boy.
May the light of freedom soon us illumine
On our Home Rule banner triumphantly
When the people glorious will join the chorus,
Kanturk for ever and old Ireland free.
The song was written to give strangers an idea of the kind of a market town Kanturk was seventy years ago.
John C. Deady lived in the Market Square, Kanturk Co. Cork.
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2020-03-27 22:58
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Hard by milk barrels, some fair one quarrels,
And heads of cabbage are flung around,
In the same rows are the cast-off clothes,
And "Airgead", "Airgead", the owner cries,
With bags of sea-grass and fishes various
Laid out to tempt those that there pass by.
4.
There is Thomas Nunan, that good and bold man,
"Duhallow's soul" he is called right well,
Whilst P.F. Johnston strove hard to ransom
Our martyred brothers from their prison cell.
So now good neighbours' I won't detain you,
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2020-03-27 22:57
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Severe Weather.
In the month of February many years ago, a great storm arose continuing without a lull for three days and three nights which terrified all the people, leaving quite a vast number of them homeless. For some preceding days wild geese had been in large flights soaring in an unusual course, which incident was looked upon as a forerunner of an oncoming storm which inevitably followed a few days later. This storm or rather hurricane swept away roofs, chimney tops and windows from some people whilst from others, slates, iron, and hay sheds. It uprooted trees which were strewn across the
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2020-03-27 22:56
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There was a basket-maker in Portlaw and his name was Paddy Power and he lived in Brown Street. He used to go out during the Spring to gather in bundles and bundles of sallows.
Then he gave more time cleaning and peeling them, and making them all different lengths to suit the baskets.
All through the summer he spent all his time making all different kinds of baskets, and crowds of people used to buy the baskets from him.
This trade of making baskets is dying out altogether now.
The way he made the baskets was first by making a frame of the sallows, and standing it on a table, and then by plaiting strong cords on the frame.
After that he would plait
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2020-03-27 22:55
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the sallows in and out through the cords. He used to make straw mats as well as baskets.
He used to get a few thin sallows, and make a frame, then he would get some rushes and straw, and plait them on the frame.
Some of these old baskets, and mats were to be seen up to a few years ago but then the trade died away.
Thatching is one of the old trades but is dying away. There is thatcher in this district, and his name is Eilliam O'Leary of Kilmagemogue which is about 3 miles from Kilmeaden.
He is a qualified thatcher and he goes from house to house all through the year thatching.
The people that he works for supply him with the straw, and the scallops for thatching but he has to cut them into suitable lengths for the thatch.
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2020-03-27 22:51
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it on the Altar. In the centre of this Dish was wrought a Cross with a circle around it. Then St. Patrick proceeded with the Mass. From this incident we see the great belief St. Attracta had in prayer.
St. Attracta also visited Clogher (my locality) in which to-day a blessed well stands in her honour. It is surrounded by three walls. On the middle one is carved, on a limestone flag, Our Lord's image hanging on the Cross the hammer and nails and other things that were used. On the top of the middle wall are twelve of those mysterious round stones which are met with in so many parts of the country. On the 11th of August a pattern is held each year in her honour at her well. The well consists of two wells (although our ancestors say there were three formerly but that one was evidently filled in) one of which is circular in shape. In a rock near the well there is a hole where the saint was supposed to kneel in constant prayer. Some people say that the waters of St. Attracta's Well will not boil. St. Attracta lived in the fifth century.
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2020-03-27 22:50
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gate, right outside the graveyard, before a burial in the graveyard takes place. The Banshee appears combing her hair and crying. It is also related that a woman who went into the graveyard to pray over the grave of her husband, saw him appear to her in one of the cracks or windows of the ruins of the church, as soon as she had cleared away her tears and raised her head. About quarter of a mile beyond the church on the same road and at the same (or west) side is a well called "The We;; of the White Lady." This well is in the ditch between the road and the fence and is low down. It is also called : Dan Whelan's Well" from the name of the man who lives nearest to it. Near the well is a lane and tradition says that every night a lady dressed in white comes down the lane, goes to the well, and returns by the lane. Tradition also says that a black calf is to be seen going along the ditch or fence between this well and the old Church.
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2020-03-27 22:45
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rather "Cul Towers" or fortified residences were created in Ireland sometime about 1300 or 1350 when the native Irish finally abandoned the "Rath" style of fortifications.
Very little remains of the old Church except the foundations. These show the Church to have been about 40 feet long and 18 feet wide. The graveyard is very small, irregular in shape and sloping, and overgrown with brars etc. The graveyard is now closed. The last funeral in it was that of Daniel Dunne, the oldest resident of this locality, who died 11th February 1924, aged 93 years at least.
The ruins of an old church (called Cortnahinch Church) are found on the other side of the Barrow in Co Leix. The ruins and graveyard are beside the road that goes from Garryhinch Cross southwards to the Common and to the left of the entrance gate to Mr Fingleton's farmstead on whose lands they are situated. The walls, showing the window openings still stone and the measurements are 40 feet long and 16 feet wide. The graveyard is much larger than the Cloneyhurke Graveyard and surrounded by a good stone wall. In the left pier of the entrance to the graveyard is a stone with a hollow cut in it the shape of a bowl. A man named Jeremiah Delaney who lives not far from the place told me about this stone and said it was the holy-water font that belonged to the church. I examined the pier and found the stone exactly as he said. I found a birds nest in the hollow in the stone. Burials still take place in this old graveyard, the last being almost a year ago.
The graveyard is only about 50 yards from the bridge crossing the Barrow and according to Mrs Mason (maiden name Mary Kate McKenna,) daughter of Mrs Peter McKenna, and grand-daughter of Daniel Dunne, there is a tradition that the Banshee sits on the kerb-stone at Fingleton's
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2020-03-27 22:44
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No Saint honoured locally holds such reverence as St. Attracta. People differ about her birth place but most people say she was born in "Tír Fhiachrach". Many hands sought her in marriage but she made up her mind to give her life to the service of God. On doing this she disobeyed her father, we are told, for the first time in her life, since he had always wished her to get married. Eventually he grew so angry that she had to fly from her home taking with her a few of her father's servants. She journeyed towards Lough Gara and a district called Killaraght (Church of Attracta) where she built her Church, Convent and hostel.
Around this vicinity she came in contact with St. Patrick and as her Church had yet been consecrated she was pleased to have the opportunity of having the first Mass said by St. Patrick. Before he began to say Mass he informed St. Attracta that a Paten was missing. St. Patrick was about to postpone the ceremony when St. Attracta besought him to continue, saying that God would provide a Paten.
Mass was begun and a golden Disk appeared over the saint's head. Slowly it came down and rested on her shoulders. The Virgin bent her head in silent prayer then she advanced to the Altar steps and laid
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2020-03-27 22:44
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There was a basket-maker in Portlaw and his name was Paddy Power and he lived in Brown Street. He used to go out during the Spring to gather in bundles and bundles of sallows.
Then he gave more time cleaning and peeling them, and making them all different lengths to suit the baskets.
All through the summer he spent all his time making all different kinds of baskets, and crowds of people used to but the baskets from him.
This trade of making baskets is dying out altogether now.
The way he made the baskets was first by making a frame of the sallows, and standing it on a table, and then by plaiting strong cords on the frame.
After that he would plait
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2020-03-27 22:30
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There are no battlefield sites in this district, and no fords or traditions about them. However, it is supposed that fords existed at where the bridges now cross the Barrow. One of these is at the Borness where the road from Cortarlington to Mountmellick crosses the river. The second is at Cortnahinch Bridge where the road from Garryhinch Cross to the Commons crosses the river. The third is at Kilnahoun (kile-na-howan) bridge, about 2 miles above Contarlington, where a bye-road crosses the river, near the present Golf Links. One townland at the place is named Annamoe (probably ái na mbó).
In Connor's field on the left (or southern side) of the upper part of the Mill Lane is what appears to be a Moss Rock. It is a flat rock like a table and at the back, Another upright flat rock is at the back, with a hole in the middle of it. It is situated on a slight rise in the ground and no other rocks are near it.
About 1 3/4 or 2 miles north from Garryhinch Cross on the road that leads to Cloneygowan a lane (called Cloneygowan Lane) branches to the left. It goes through the townland of Cloneyhurke and after about a mile it ends at Keegan's farmstead of Cooltycannon. A few hundred yards up this lane and in a field to the right are the ruins of an old castle, called Cloneyhurke Castle. Only about 50 yards behind it are the remains of a church and a very small graveyard. The castle is also called "The O'Dempsey Castle of Cloneyhurke" and quite near it is the farmstead of Mr Michael Dempsey. The name Dempsey is also inscribed on one of the flat tomb-stones in the churchyard. The castle was once very strong the walls being 5 feet thick in places. Such castles or
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2020-03-27 22:15
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There used to be what was called "The Gooseberry Fair" held every year in Cloneygowan. The whole countryside from here used to go to that. Dancing used to take place there and it is said that it was the principal opportunity for matchmaking. Mrs McKenna and her sisters used to attend this fair. She says here's what used to be written on the sugar-sticks: -- "Cock of the Walk," "How do you do without one," "Top of the Morning."
Benfield Gate, Larke's Turn, and up the Borness Lane used to be favorite places for dancing especially on Sunday evenings in the summer. Mrs McKenna remembers these pastimes and used to attend them but they are discontinued a long time. Concertinas, fiddles, flutes or whistles were the usual instruments.
Sledge-throwing, weight-throwing, weight-lifting, wrestling, walking on stilts, lifting bags of corn etc used to be practised.
On May day the lads cut a May bush and the girls decorated it with ribbons, coloured papers or cloths, and egg-shells, and they danced around it. There is no tradition of crowning a May queen.
Stone-throwing and hurling were also practised. Also high-jumps, long-jumps, and tug-of-war.
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2020-03-27 21:53
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Once upon a time there lived in the Racecourse a man by the name of Barrett He had one daughter. One day the fairies took the child.
First of all the child got sick, and one morning her mother took her in her arms. That morning there was a man coming to the house, as he was crossing a field, he saw a lot of beautiful people and they had the child in their arms, and they were all crying "give me the child."
The minute the man seen the child, she disappeared. From that on the child was never seen again.
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2020-03-27 21:49
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would do it if he got a sorwd, and spe and the horse that was in the yard She had three places for staying, an he called to the first two places but she was not in them.
He called to the third place, and s came out and followed him.
She got up to him at a river, an she left her black hand on the horse mane.
The boy cut off her hand and she fell into the stream.
He brought her hand to Rarready Castle.
The horse died the very minute tha the boy dismounted.
In the morning the gentry went to the spot, but there was nothing to seen but a lot of froth.
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2020-03-27 21:43
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About 100 years ago there was a fairy named Lugh Fada Oct, near Rarready Castle.
Rarready Castle is about 1 1/2 miles west of Danesfort school.
The gentry were very much afraid of her in the night, because she used to kill alot. They had a banquet in the Castle one night, and there was a big reward promised to the man who would kill her
One of the stable boys, said he
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2020-03-27 21:42
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The juice of a lemon is good for a cold.
A fasting spit or a gold ring rubbed to the eye is a good cure for a sty.
It is a good cure for a toothache to put a frog into the mouth and squeeze it with your teeth until it croaks three times.
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2020-03-27 21:40
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To pass a child three times under a donkey was an old cure for the whooping cough
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2020-03-27 21:39
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than one man who has passed this road at that particular hour. The road is the one between the Charter House and the Ballybroder road, and it is a well known fact as related in history that some eighty years ago a well known huntsman met a very sudden death on this particular road so this story is not without foundation and is well known reliable folklore.
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2020-03-27 21:39
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When a certain weed that grows in cornfields is rubbed to warts they are cured.
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2020-03-27 21:37
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If a hen with the pip was thrown into another persons yard the disease would leave the place she came from.
If a person went into a buttermaker's house for a coal of fire to light his pipe he would not be allowed take it for it is strongly supposed that all the butter would be taken if the coal were taken.
People used often bury eggs underneath the soil in olden times and it is a very bad omen for the farmer who finds them.
In olden times a witch in the form of a hare used go around sucking the farmers' cows and the cows usedn't give any milk from that on.
People don't like to give away milk on any day without putting salt in it.
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2020-03-27 21:35
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There was a man coming from Loughrea very late at night and he heard the sound of horses hoofs coming towards him. It was raining, and very late, and he just thought somebody must be very sick and this horseman was going for a doctor or priest. The road was perfectly straight - no turn to right or left. The man stepped in on the grass to let the horse pass, and as he did so there was no sound of a horse's hoof, but a large black dog loomed out of the darkness and trotted past him so closely that he nearly touched him.
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2020-03-27 21:31
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In the south of the farm before the house in Ballybroder there is a holy well. It was called "Tobar Mhuire." About a hundred years ago or more people used to come to this holy well to perform and pray, it is still there, but it is not utilized now for this purpose. Strange to say there are pieces of cloth tied on bushes round the well yet.
The oldest man round here, who recently died at the age of eighty six, has been known to say that when he was a child he remembered people coming to this well.
There used to be tents set up here also. This well is situated amongst trees and there is a style leading into it. There is a spring well beside this holy well.
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2020-03-27 21:24
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Ida Burke of Ballybroder was noted for being a great shot.
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2020-03-27 21:23
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In Maher's farm beside my house there is an old fort. It is said that the Danes lived in it long ago because the place round here is called Danesfort. This fort is mearened round with earth. It is a round shape and gives one the impression of having been a strong rampart in years gone by when this country was invaded by the Danes. It is said that there was an under ground passage leading from it over to the Castle in Ballybroder, but this passage is now blocked up. It is high up from the ground and gives one the impression that a considerable amount of labour was spent on its erection. There is an opening in the middle of this fort to permit of entrance.
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2020-03-27 21:16
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There are many fields in Ballybroder and for our convenience we call them names, the "long field," the "stony field," the "hilly field," the "five acre field, the "six acre field," the "graveyard field," the "Parkeen," the "middle field," and the "lawn." Each field takes its name from its own characteristic.
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2020-03-27 21:14
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heard by her neighbours and friends without question or surprise.
The Burkes were in possession of 365 acres of land for a considerable time and as the family died out a first cousin of theirs inherited the place, and sold it to the Irish Land Commission. The farm now consists of 170 acres of land subject to the usual annuity and poor law rates.
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2020-03-27 20:57
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"What goes under the water and over the water and never tips the water?"
A man crossing a drain with a pail of water.
"I have a little house and it would'nt hold a mouse and it has as many windows as the Lords Mayors house?"
A timble.
"As round as an apple as plump as a ball, can climb over church steeple and all?"
The sun.
"What turns and never shakes?"
Milk getting sour
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2020-03-27 20:55
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"Why does a hen pick a pot?
Because she cant lick it.
"Round the wood and round the wood and never tips the wood?"
The bark of a tree.
"In that tree there is an nest. In that nest there is an egg. In that egg there is a yolk and it calls the Christmas folk?"
A bell.
"Black and white and read all over?"
A paper.
"What goes round the house and round the and sleeps in the corner at night.
The brush.
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2020-03-27 20:51
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"As I went out my grandfathers window, I met my uncle Teasy. I cut his throat and I sucked his blood and I left him lying easy?"
A Bottle of stout.
"Over the fire and under the fire and never tips the fire?"
A cake in an oven when there is no fire put on top.
"Stick in me hand; stone in me belly
Riddle me that and I will give you a penny?"
A haw.
"As black as ink and ink it isn't. Red as blood and blood it isn't, and every-body is up and eat it?"
A blackberry.
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"What goes up a ladder and its head down?"
A stud in a mans boot.
"One arm, no hand; a wooden leg cant stand; no boots with steel a silky dress and a belt in the middle can you guess the silky riddle?"
An umbrella.
"Full and holds more?"
A pot of potatoes when you put water on them.
"What has a head and cant move it?"
A pin.
"Blacky and white went over the hill.
Blacky came back whitey sat still?"
A hen laying her egg.
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2020-03-27 20:44
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Patch within patah and no stiches; riddle me that and I will give you a pair of britches?"
A head of cabbage.
"When is a cow not a cow.
When she is turned into a field.
"Four stick-standers; four billyanders to up-lookers to down crookers and a brisher?"
A cow.
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2020-03-27 20:36
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The making of sallies baskets was one of the main industries in this district many years ago. Some stout sallies were stuck in the ground and they would be arranged.
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2020-03-27 20:35
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The high Field got its name because there is a big hill on it.
The Well Field.
The Bull Field got its name because there was a bull kept.
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2020-03-27 18:56
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Báid ó Dhein
Caill Tadhg a chasóg agus thóg sé
coralin breágh.
Nil airgead ag Seán.
Níl bróg ag Paddy ba gná
Ní beadsa siuibhail bhothair tá gnótha agam sa bhaile
le fághail go bfaghód-sa san coirsan Sheol is le maidí rámha.
Máire Ní Reaghla,
Croman Iochtar.
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2020-03-27 17:56
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The potatoes that are growing on my fathers farm are in ridges. The manure is spread then the seed is dropped in three rows in each ridge and then set with spades which are brought in the shop. There are two acres under potatoes and about the same amount every year. My father and my brother prepares the ground with spades. During the Summer months the potatoes are sprayed twice. With a mixture of blue stone and soda. Then they are dug with spades in Autumn. My brother and I gather them into pits in the field and then they are covered with clay. The names of the early potatoes are Early-rose, Epitcure. They late ones are. Arran-banner, Cearrse-Pink, and Arran-Victor.
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2020-03-27 17:52
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I see some sheep that are white, white, white
I see a horn that is bright, bright, bright
I see a field that is blue, blue, blue
And what I tell you is true, true, true
Ans. sheep = stars
horn = moon
fields = sky
A herd of white cows and a red bull in the middle.
Ans white cows = teeth
red bull = tongue
There is a little house and a mouse could not live in it and all the men in town could not count all the windows in it.
Ans = Thimble
Black and white and read all over.
Ans = Newspaper
What calf don't you eat
Ans = the calf of your leg
As I went up a slippery gap. I met my Uncle Davy with timber toes and iron nose and upon my word he would frighten the crows.
Ans = a gun
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2020-03-27 17:48
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Some farmers used on no account sell milk on May morning some time ago. Those farmers used also keep their cows in the stalls on May night. The reason for this custom seems to be that they feared the cattle would be interfered with on May morning.
It is believed that certain evil minded persons used work charms on the cattle on May morning. My Old Grand Uncle says he knows where cattle were charmed on May morning and that their milk for the following year used produce no butter.
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2020-03-27 17:48
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on there was no "Weeping John".
One Summer evening as he and his wife sat before the door, a stranger came up the pathway and begged for food. They gave him a satisfying meal and he thanked them heartily. John then told him about the bar of gold and he went and fetched it and handed it to the stranger.
The stranger took the bar of gold and when he perceived it more closely exclaimed "you have made a mistake the bar is not as it is supposed to be. It is not heavy enough for gold." The wife was surprised and taking it rubbed it with her apron and noticed some strange writing she asked them to read it and the inscription he read was "It is want of confidence in the future that brings unhappiness to the poor"
When he finished there was silence then John said he believed it to be pure gold. Then the stranger said "This bar of gold shall, like it gave to you, give me also courage I shall make a new start in life and try to be successful."
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2020-03-27 17:45
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of the car and John recognized him to be the kind hearted village doctor. The doctor stood and looked at John for some time then he said to John for some time then he said "My good man, pray what is your trouble when everybody should feel happy" John poured a tale of woe ending with the lament "If I should fall sick what should happen to my wife and children."
"Come with me said the doctor and I will try and do what I can for you" When they arrived at the doctor's comfortable residence, John was obliged to remain in the hall for a little while while the doctor retired to his room.
While John was in the hall he could not keep from looking at all the beautiful objects which surrounded him. At last the doctor arrived and he showed John a bar of gold in a glass case.
He then said "I got this from my father at his death and I have made up my mind to give it to you for it's possession will give you confidence in the future. The labourer went home rejoiced to his wife at his good fortune. From that day
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2020-03-27 17:45
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the sign of frost.
In fine weather the smoke goes up straight from the chimney but if it curls or goes straight to the ground it is the sign of be very bad stormy weather.
A blue light in the fire indicates rain.
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2020-03-27 17:43
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When the sun is dull or hazy it is the sign of rain.
When the wind blows from the south it is likely for rain
When the clouds looks dark and hard edged it is a sign of rain and stormy weather.
Stormy weather is announced when the seabirds fly inland.
When the swallows fly low it is a sign of rain but if they fly high fine weather may be expected.
A good clear sky indicates fine weather but if the sky is dull or grey it shows signs of rain.
When the distant hills are looking near it denotes rain but when the heather shows brown and clear it indicates fine weather.
Fog in the winter is the sign of rain but fog in the Summer is generally the sign of fine weather
When you could hear the noise of the waterfalls at a distance in the summer it is the sign of rain and in the winter it is
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2020-03-27 17:41
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There once lived in a village a poor labouring man. he was honest and steady, and diligant in his work and service he never wasted any of the money he earned, and all his friends said he deserved to be successful, but success never came his way, he was always afraid of what might happen to him if he were to die. he grew miserable and frail and no one liked to keep company with him, and farmers hesitated about hiring him as he was known as "Weeping John".
One bright day in Spring John sat by the roadside with his head on his hands weeping bitterly. he was there for some time when he was startled by the hoot of a vehicle coming up the road, John sat daxed for a few moments and the car drew to a stop near where John was seated.
The bright faced man stepped out of the
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2020-03-27 17:36
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I
In these ages of steam-engine power,
When people are travelling away
Men would travel more in an hour
Than they formerly would in a day.
But of all the great mode of conveyance
Which now afford pleasure and joy
One which is worth your while paying
Is driven by noble Jack Hoey.
Chorus Why fol de dol dol de dum diddle
Why fol de dum dol de dum day
Why fold de dum dol de dum diddle
Why fol the dum dol de dum day.
II.
He drives the great men of the nation,
The peer and the ford of the plain,
No matter of what rank or station,
Or what views he may choose to maintain
You will there see the bashful young maiden
Situated alongside of her boy
They inherit the garden of Eden
When driven by noble Jack Hoey
chorus
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2020-03-27 17:27
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he had to remain hidden at last he got word that the English were coming to surround the place where he was. He went to Murrisk on Clew Bay about five miles from Westport. Here Ó Máile the well known smuggler had a boat and he sailed with him to France. He lived for some time in Paris. It is supposed that he went to America and died in New York.
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2020-03-27 17:23
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road completely. About one hundred and fifty yards from their house, they came to a gate which led into a field called the "Long field." As they looked into the field they saw a big hurling match in full swing. One of the crowd came to the gate and stopped them, and said,
"This was a disputed match in this life years ago and we want a living person to witness the match won." They both stood still and recognized immediately where they were. When the match was over, and a match which was played by men, who to their minds appeared to be very competent hurlers, the very same man came up to them again and said, "Friends pass on," all is over"
They journeyed on to the house of their daughter found her ill after giving birth to a baby but the messenger was a bogus one, as no one from that house sent a message to either father or mother.
Evidently it was a chance for those people who evidently were connected with foul play in this life, playing a match, to have it rectified.
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2020-03-27 17:18
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The above story was told to me forty-five, years ago by my Grandfather and Grandmother, who were then eighty-five and eighty-seven years respectively, and this event happened early in their lives.
Their eldest girl married about two and a half miles distant from their home, and at the dead of night they got a call saying their daughter was seriously ill and they were requested to proceed to the house where she dwelt. Both arose I daresay with heavy hearts and proceeded on foot to the dwelling place of their daughter. The shortest route to her house was by a boreen shutting off the main
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 17:14
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Castlebar. He accompanied Humbert to Colooney hill in Co. Sligo. From there he went to Ballynamuck in Co. Longford. After Ballynamuck he hid in a field. He was discovered by an English officer who attempted to arrest him but McDonnell drew a purse from his pocket containing twenty gold coins and offered then to him. The officer said he would get no reward for arresting McDonnell so he released him and took the coins McDonnell came again to Carnacon. The English were watching him and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 17:10
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James Joseph McDonnell of Carnacon house who was nicknamed "Séamus Ruadh" was colonel of the united Irish men. He marched to Ballina to meet General Humbert. He led his men to Castlebar and fought against the English at Stabawl hill in Castlebar town. He also fought at French hill outside
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 17:06
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There were two brothers tailors in Mullagh about 70 years ago. Their names were Paddy O Leary and Tom O Leary. They went from house to house sewing for the people. They made the clothese with their hands while they sat on the table. There was a tailor in Cloonadium named John Sexton. He used go on Monday morning and would not come home until Saturday night if he had travelled a long distance working. John Gorman of Cathumore was also a tailor of some time. P. Clancy. Doora was a tailor. He used make the cloth himself and used make clothes from it. He would sell the clothes then.
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2020-03-27 16:57
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There were two weavers in Mullagh about 90 years ago. Their names were Thomas Mooney and Michael O Leary. The people spun the thread at home and brought it to the weavers to be made into cloth. There was a weaver in Killard by the name of Michael Normoyle. There were two weavers in Miltown-Malbay named Tom O Dwyer and Tom St. John.
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2020-03-27 16:53
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Long ago people used to wear Frieze suits. Stockings and other goods were knitted out of the thread that was spun. To make frieze suits, people put water, wool, and blue dye into a pot. The pot was left beside the fire for two weeks. The wool was taken out of the pot and the water spilled away. Then the wool was carded. After that it was spun into fine thread. Then the weaver, weaved it. When that was done it was sent to the thickening mill. Afterwards it was sent to the cloodger to press it. Then the suits were made by the tailor. Two lines of buttons were put in the coat, and the same in the waist coat.
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2020-03-27 16:46
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If you opened an umbrella inside in a house and put it over your head you would not grow any more.
If a man met a girl when going fishing he would not get any fish.
On New Year's Night if you did not strike the door with a cake of bread you would be hungry for the year.
If you washed clothes on a Monday they would never dry.
If a girl went to mass with he cap off, all the hair would fall off her head.
I got the above from my father, Mr. Michael Kelliher.
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2020-03-27 16:33
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2020-03-27 16:32
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eyes to destroy her beauty. It is said that an ash tree grew up where the eye fell. When the Prince heard about the destruction of her beauty he was angry and went away sorrowful.
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2020-03-27 16:31
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right ear it is a sign of good luck, and to hear with the left ear is the sign of bad luck.
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2020-03-27 16:30
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A. When she is adrift.
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2020-03-27 16:29
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When the mountains seem to be near it is a sign of rain.
When the dust rises off the road it is a sign of rain.
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2020-03-27 16:28
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If the birds build their nests low down near a stream or river its the sign of fine weather.
When you see a whirlwind its a sign of bad weather.
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2020-03-27 16:27
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2020-03-27 16:26
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red pours rain upon his head.
When you see a dog eating grass it is a sign of rain.
When a pigeon calls its comrades it is a sign of rain.
When the soot falls it is a sign of rain.
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2020-03-27 16:25
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If the floor of a house is damp, it is a sign of rain.
If the cattle run around the field in Summer it is a sign of rain.
If the wind blows from the north it is a sign of snow.
If the sun gives dead heat it is a sign of rain.
If the sheep are seen drinking it is a sign of rain.
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2020-03-27 16:24
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When the wind whistles through the keyhole it is a sign of rain.
When bacon hanging from the ceiling commences to drip it is a sign of rain.
The south wind is a sign of rain.
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2020-03-27 16:22
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2020-03-27 16:21
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race meeting in the famous Kilcolman race course.
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2020-03-27 16:19
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It is said that in Annesgrove, in the parish of Castletown-Roche, in the Barony of Fermoy, a man named Annsley lived. One day he was burying his money and he took his servant woman with him. He asked her if she would mind it dead or alive and she said she would, and then he shot her. A few years after a man in Castletown-Roche dreamt that there was money hidden in Annesgrove, so six of them went and found the place. They dug down and they were very near the money. Just then a woman appeared, and all the men ran away. When they got home they went into bed but the woman appeared again with a sword and she killed one of them.
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2020-03-27 16:16
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Many years ago there was said to be gold hidden in a corner of a field to Michael Joseph Noonan of Ballyviniter, in the parish of Mallow, in the Barony of Fermoy. Several people went to get it, but when they used be near the place a white hen used appear and would fly on them and start pecking them until they went away. One evening Tom Neenan and Tim Foley and a couple of others from Dromroe went in search of the gold. When they got near the place the white hen appeared and started pecking them but they were not afraid and so dug up a little bag of gold. When the hen saw this she got angry and started pecking them more fiercely, but they went away carrying the gold between them. They divided the gold between them, and found that the most of it was soverigns. They changed them at the Bank of Ireland in Mallow. From that on they never went near the place and it is said that there is gold hidden there yet.
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2020-03-27 16:10
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what he was about. He had the answer a lot of questions for he used be always walking round the field in which the gold was hidden. At last he found the right place and set out one night about twelve o' clock to dig for the gold. When he got to the tree he started to work and was soon down a couple of feet, where he met a flag stone. He took it up but the gold was not under it. He then sent the pick-axe through the soft earth where it struck some sort of bell. He was called quickly by a man standing on the field beside him with a gun in his hand, and told to run for his life. He took a bottle of holy water from his pocket and spilled it in a ring around himself and thus prevented the spirit from harming him. It is not known whether he got the gold or not and how he got it out of it that night is a mystery but people say that he went back to America and never worked after. The tree was still standing a few years ago but some one cut it down and all that remains now is the stump.
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2020-03-27 16:08
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The mortuary chapel erected by Lord Castletown is a stone building with a slated roof. It is 15 feet long and 12 feet wide. It has a large stained-glass window on the side facing the road and four small windows fitted with stained glass on the western side.
This building adjoined the old chapel and entrance to the mortuary Chapel could only be made from within the old chapel. The side which adjoined the Old Chapel is now closed with boards and a door fitted in this side.
A caretaker is still employed to keep the tomb clean. This caretaker, who has a small house in the village of Clough, is a tenant on the Granstown (Lord Castletown) estate.
The late Lord Castletown, a nephew of Richard Wilson Fitzpatrick Esq. regularly visited the tomb, and had the building kept in good repair.
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2020-03-27 16:08
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covering their wounded brother. The fisherman drew the knife from the breast of the Spirit. The caoining ceased and the denziens of the deep betook themselves into the waters of the ocean. Oighan O'Dochartaigh arrived safely home and lived happy ever after.
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2020-03-27 16:06
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boat in with the bare mast. Shipping seas over his stern, and on the next billow emptying them over his bows. The sails were unreefed and blown to shreds. At length three great mountainous seas one after the other appeared coming towards his stern. The fisherman foward shouted to Oighan, the skipper "Here comes The Rod-Shee; (three drowning waves) all is over with us."Oighan quickly looked around at the oncoming billows; then hurridly drew from his belt his long black hefted knife and with a "Slig Shot"he drove the blade into the crest of the approaching foamcapped billow and his crew were safe from the Rod-Shee and arrived safely home.
But that night as ighan lay on his pillow a voice to him from the window "Arise, Arise and get dressed and come with me down to Port Lug-a-Ball and draw your black hefted knife from by brother's heart; the same you stuck him with to-day on the high seas." Oighan was piled with fear and dread, but the Spirit at the window spoke again "Arise, I tell you and I promise that no harm shall overtake thee in thy journey thither." Then Oighan arose, dressed and went with the fairy or spirit down to Port Lug-a-Rad. There a wraith lay on the broad of its back with Oighan's knife fast in his heart. Around stood myriads of Spirits, all wailing and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 16:04
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It is told of old by the people of this parish-Killavullen- that in a certain field of Mr O' Hanlon Carrig, in the parish of Killavullen, in the Barony of Fermoy, in the County of Cork, a large sum of money was buried under an alder tree by a man just before he died. He was very sick and had a lot of servants. He carried four of them with him to bury the gold. They did so and when all was fixed up he asked one of them if he would mind the gold for him. The man protested but the other man told him that there was no escape out of it. He then shot him and buried him with the gold. Years after a man from Corm to America in search of work and one night he dreamt that there was gold hidden in Carrig. He took no notice of it the first night but when he dreamt of it three nights in succession he planned to come back and dig for the money. His presence back again put the people thinking of
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2020-03-27 15:59
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Monasteraden's patron saint is St. Aiden, who lived about the year 500 and died in 557. During this period he spent most of his time in Monasteraden. The word itself tells us that it is one of great history. It means "The Monastery of Aiden". The monastery was built by St. Aiden but it has now faded from view. The walls of it - or at least one wall - forms the boundary wall of the Monasteraden cemetery. This great man - who was a native of Co. Sligo was a very good and holy man. Besides in Monasteraden, he had monasteries and churches all over the diocese of Achonry. The parish itself, is called Kilcolman or the church of Coleman, for St. Aiden's name was "Hugh Coleman".
There are many people called "Hugh" in this district at present after St. Aiden. His feast-day is on the eleventh of August, but is not a local holiday, which is, indeed a great pity.

Mary McHugh
Island Road
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2020-03-27 15:58
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excited and dragged him away and would not let him do any more. So they came home without the gold and it's there still.
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2020-03-27 15:57
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Long ago there lived in this parish of Killavullen a farmer and his wife. The farmer dreamt three nights that there was gold in Ballymagooly, Mallow. He was so annoyed about it that he went to a fortuneteller (Biddy Early) in Co. Clare, and related his story to her. She said "O, yes. there is gold in Ballymagooly and it is for you, but you must go alone at twelve o' clock at night and take a bough of mountain ash and a bottle of Holy-Water. When you will come to the spot you will see a heap of stones and shake the holy-water in a ring all round you, and then start to remove the stones and you will find the gold underneath between the folds of a quilt. When you start to remove the stones a big storm will arise but take no notice of it, it will cease. Then four men with a coffin will appear and they will lay it down. Take no notice but dig away. Then a big bull will come roaring when you are near the gold but dig away and it's yours. They can do you no harm when you have the holy-water." He came home and the following night he prepared to go, but his wife wouldn't let him go alone, so she went with him. They went away and arrived at the spot. He made a ring of holy-water as he was told and started to remove the stones. When he did a fierce storm arose but his wife became
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2020-03-27 15:56
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on her. She fell prostate to the ground when she recovered she was dressed in a lovely dress and she was afterwards a follower of Our Lord.
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2020-03-27 15:55
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When the Holy Family lived in Nazareth the Blessed Virgin in her spared time would sew and embroider garments for the people of the village.
One day she got a dress from a rich lady to embroider and was to receive a good sum of money. The Blessed Virgin did not think the dress was of a modest make and she sent back the dress with Our Lord and said to the lady "His mother would not embroider the dress." The lady hearing this, grew into a fierce rage and began to scold. Our Lord said nothing, He fixed His eyes
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2020-03-27 15:53
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An Old Story
The Ród-Shee and Oighan O'Dochartaigh
Once upon a time, in the Village of Ballindavo lived Oighan O Docartaiy, a daring and intrepid fisherman. He and his crew put to sea one day, leaving the old port of Lug-a-bad for the fishing Bank of Lugher-na Dircan, which lies to the North west of Malin Head. The morning was sunny and fine but towards evening the day changed, a strange cloud to Shape on the western horizon. The cloud looked like a ship in a storm, torn sails, ragged spars, sailing in the sky. Throng space as it were. This is called Shevsha-Leing or tsips ghost). Oighan and his crew made sail for home but the storm overtook them. The sea rolled into mighty billows. The sea birds screamed and scuddled landwards for shelter. The sea boiled and churned great showers of foam and spray arose from the crests of the ever rising billows. Oighan O Docarty and his crew believed they would never see home or kith or kin again. He was forced to refall his cannons and run his
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2020-03-27 15:52
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you."
When the crown of thorns were on Our Lord's head the robin came and tried to pick the thorns out of His head but the drops of blood fell on the robin and since it has the red breast.
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2020-03-27 15:51
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When the soldiers were in pursuit of Our Lord, He crossed a field in which corn was sown that day, and the corn sprang up in one night.
The soldiers came next day and asked the reapers if any man had crossed that way lately. They answered not since this wheat was sown. They said they must be on the wrong track. The soldiers turned and were going another way until a dara-daol said "[?] [?] that was yesterday. The soldiers turned and found Our Lord, and since the Irish cut the dara-daol in two halves when they meet it and say "my seven deadly sins on
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to go home. He took no notice of her, but worked away, and she kept marching round the ring and kept threatening him. Before she was the full round of the ring he saw her stepping over it and advancing towards him. The ring was not complete, he left a vacancy that he missed with the Holy-Water and she was able to advance across it. She was some paces from him when he reached for his sword and he made for home with her in close attendance. He kept her at the point of the sword until he reached the village but when he reached his own door he stuck the sword in her. She told him to draw and stick again, and the moment he drew the sword she maimed him going up the stairs. He died next day. So ends the story of the treasure in the Hop-Yard.
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and light clothes at a wedding. It is said that a bride must wear something new, something old, and something borrowed. Socks are knitted locally. The thread is not spun in the homes. There are two spinning wheels in the district, one owned by Mrs Nolan of Glounakeel, and one owned by Mrs O'Donnoghue of Glenamuckla. they spin for their own use.
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There is but one dress maker in the district whose name is Mrs. Curtin. She does not travel from house to house as was done in olden days, she works in her home now. She does not stock cloth.
There is not any saying or tradition connected with tailors or tailoring.
The implements used are a scissors machine, a needle which is a pointed bone, is called a goose, for pulling the basting stitches, an iron, a pressing board, and a tape,
Shirts are made in the homes.
The cloth used is flannelette and linen plaid, the elder men wear a kind of flannel called army shirting. There is not any account of shirts made from flax grown locally. Black clothes are worn at the death of a relative
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Ainmneacha Lustraidhe a bhailigh an múinteóir féin, Micheal O'Braonáin, i nDaimhliag agus san Uaimh on mbliadhain 1907-1938:-

1) Fearbán = explained as the "creeping buttercup" by Jas. Meade, Duleek

2) Brioscán = silver-weed ("an herb which is eaten" - Mrs Louth)

3) Bocán Bearach = "a kind of mushroom"
4) Johnny Mugóirí - berry of wild rose
5) Muggle-dee Mooneys = do. (Duleek name for 4)
6) Seamsán(?) = wood sorrel
7) Biolar Scraab - explained as watercress

8) Boltarán Buidhe = ragweed
"Ridlum ró: ró do dhruim lee
I'll send you to hell in a Boltarán Buidhe"
From Mrs Lowth, Downstown, Duleek.

9) Cliabh na gCleath - explained (Mrs Lowth) as "a kind of flower"

10) Slánlus = St Patrick's leaf

11) Cupóg eé -aán = "wild rhubarb
Dineen (2nd Ed.) has Copóg Feain P. 246.

12) Cur-loch(s) - explained (Mrs Lowth) as a root called fairy's potato.

13) Meáachán Muire = lady's fingers

14) Lus na Laogh - Plants make a dose (Mrs Lowth)
15) Lus na Pighne - Plants make a dose (Mrs Lowth)

16) Praiseach = charlock. Pron Presha

17) Bog-Lus - explained as "a little flower growing in the mud" and pron. bug-lush. Dineen gives it as bristly ox-tongue (688)

18) Bliotán = a weed. (Mrs Lowth. See Bleachtán, Dineen P.102
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relative. The bride usually wears a white dress and a wreath and veil at a wedding.
It is said that the bride must wear something new, something old, and something borrowed.
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There are two dressmakers in this district. Mrs Guiney and Mrs Curtin. They perform their work at home.
The people purchase the cloth in the shops and take it to the dressmaker to make whatever they require.
There is not any cloth made or woven locally. The types of cloth used are cotton, silk, crepe-de-chine, calico and satin. The implements used by a dressmaker are a sewing machine, needles and thread, thimble, scissors, tape and patterns. The shirts are made in the homes at present.
Flax is not grown locally.
The people knit all the socks and stockings required in the household. The thread is bought in the shops. There is not any spinning wheel in this locality. The people wear black clothes at the death of
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2020-03-27 15:33
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Local Forges.
There are two forges in this quarter-land. One is owned by James Toner and Paddy Doherty owns the other. The forge the people around here go to is James Toners. The roof is made from wood. There is a small house beside the forge and an old woman used to live in it. Her name was Gracie Haken and she had a shop. She lived to be a hundred and one years. James Toner was the first in this forge. Barney Doherty of Glasha built it. There is two windows in this forge. The blacksmith has a lot of tools, the anvil, the sledge, nippers, clinch, nails and horse shoes. There is a thing in the forge for sharpening tools. There is only one fire place in the forge and the bellows were not locally made. People go to the forge at night on their ceilidhe. Some people say that forge water is good for heck on your hands. The rust of the
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2020-03-27 15:33
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In the demesne of Annesgrove, Castletow-Roche, in the Barony of Fermoy, in the County of Cork there is a portion of it called the Hop-Yard. It was generally supposed that there was treasure buried there and more than once for the past hundred years attempts were made to find it. About sixty years ago thee was a man named Smith residing in the village near-by who dreamt of it three nights in succession, and the particular spot in the Hop-Yard where he would find it. On the fourth night he proceeded to the spot armed with a pick and shovel, and a bottle of Holy-Water. The latter it may be stated was to make a ring around where he was to dig for the treasure. As the ring of Holy-Water was to keep away this woman who was to prevent anybody interfering with the treasure because at the time it was buried she was sworn to guard it - dead or alive - and it took a person with an iron-nerve knowing all the circumstances to attempt digging for it atal. The only time a person had any hope of finding the treasure was to start at midnight, and to dream of it three nights in succession to have any success. At the stroke of midnight Smith lit his lantern and made the ring of Holy-Water and commenced to work. He was scarcely half-an-hour at work when the guardian of the treasure appeared on the scene - a tall well-proportioned woman with red hair - and ordered him
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whiskey but it was very scarce at this time for it was after the War. The two Vaughans were dead at the time often all the people were sick at the same time and there was no one to give them a drink even the doctor was not able to cure them.
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2020-03-27 15:31
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The Great Flu was in the year 1918 untill 1919. It killed more people than were killed in the Great War. There were often three coffins in one house at the time. The only for it
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anvil is also good for hecks. One of the forges has two bellows and the other has one.
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into the potato-house. The pits are lifted in Spring for seed. Some of the potatoes are lifted before Spring (f) and put into boxes for early seed. Aplicues are usually set for early seed. Some of the farmers who have good crops of potatoes sell them in the market In olden times the people used to make starch from potatoes. They first washed them and peeled them Then they grated them and washed them and poured boiling water on them. Then when they were dried they were as white as starch and very fine.
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The Potato Crop.
Potatoes are grown on our farm. We grow about two acres of potatoes every year. It is usually on ground that corn was growing on the previous year that farmers plant the potatoes on. Sometimes my father puts clay on bad ground to help to raid the crops. When my father is going to plant potatoes he ploughs and harrows the ground Then he grubs it and gathers the (ground) pirl. When he has the ground prepared he opens the drills. Then he carts manure out from the "Doiceall" and spreads it in the drills. Then he sows sulphur and dewana on top of the cuts. He then closes the cuts with an iron plough. The names of the potatoes we set are:- banner, aplicues, care's pinks, prides, russians, aran victors and Irish Whites. The banners and aplicues are the best growing crops. When the (stuff) potatoes are dug some of them (are potatoes) are pitted and the rest are put
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1) The Mollee Waun (Pentony)
2) The Bawl Braddhin's (Tully's, Orel.(?))
3) The Parrick (Do)
4) The Quarry Field (at Susan Kelly's, Downstown)
5) The Rushy Field (Lenehan's)
6) The Pigeon's Meadow (Saurin)
7) The Clock Lee (Do)
8) The Burnt House Field (Do)
9) The Church Field (Saurin)
10) The Con Field (Saurin)
11) The Kiln Field (Do)
12) The Old Clover (Do)
13) The Bushy File (Do)
14) The Bottoms(?) (Mrs W. Hatch)
15) Thor na Bran
16) The Burnt Home Field
17) The Tenant's Field
18) The Lay Field
19) The Church Field
20) The Long Leg
21) The Bárr na Vee-an (field near Somerville)
22) Mullach na h-Ainghe (near Matthews, Ml Hanover(?)
23) Gogadhaun
24) The Mullogh Bwee (near Bellewstown)
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and one. It lasted for a whole night. There was a house over in Rashanney and the was two people killed (in) the name of Mc Cole with the lightening. There was a great wind-storm about the year eighteen hundred and eighty five. People were up all night putting roaps on their houses and there was lots of roofs blown of houses, and there lots of (of) corn stacks tumbles. Nearly all the roofs of the thatched houses in the country were blown away.
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Severe Weather
One August fair day in Carndonagh about six or seven years ago. It turned out a very stormy day and it rained so heavy that all the rivers and streams were flooded and also the roads. It got dark very early this day and lots of people had to stop in Carndonagh all that night and lots of people found it very hard to get home. There was a man and his wife from the Illies at this fair. They left Carndonagh about three o'clock with their horse and cart to go home. They made their way home as far as the Illies Riveer. It was awful dark and this (ro) river was overflooded across the whole road. It is said that the horse walked into the river and the man and the woman must have been thrown into the river and they must have been drowned. The horse he went home himself. All the people of the Illies were out looking for the man and his woman that night. The next morning the two peoples bodies were found about two miles or two miles and a half away from the place that they were drowned. There was a great thunder and lightning storm about the year (nin) nineteen hundred
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evening gowns and men dressed in the costumes of the time, and all repaired to the dining hall where they sat down to a sumptuous repast.
A knock came to the door of the minister's study and the master of ceremonies, with a rough, hoarse laugh, shaggy eyebrows with an upward twist, and Mephistophelian features, bade him com into the hall and take his place at the head of the table, but he slammed the door and paid no attention. The knock came the second time and more bolder told him that the guests were waiting and to come at once. Thoroughly frightened he went to the hall and saw a great number of people laughing and making merry, sitting around the huge table and smaller figures also resembling the Prince of the Nether Regions Standing behind their chairs waiting to serve them. The minister was again ordered to take his place at the head of the table by the master of ceremonies and start and eat.
Closing his eyes and bowing his head in reverence, the minister said, "I've always made it a practice never to touch food without first asking God's blessing - and must I now sit down to sup with Devils and Damned Spirits and when he opened his eyes all was in darkness. (Illustrating, of course, the power of Good over Evil). After a sleepless night, he called the van and moved out.
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25) The Bleach (on Abbey Road)
26) The Karnah (field under the Park)
27) The Maudlin (Down Drogheda Rd. near(?) Reilly's)

28) Creeve (big long field in front of Avenue going into McKeever's of Annabrook)

29) Chapel Field (Mr. McCourt's West Barns(?))
30) The Well Field (track of well in it) Do.
31) The Dharris (last field of Smith's on Abbey Road
32) The Barn Field (Fitzharris)
33) Pairch a Raithnigh (up at Cluskey's Ladymoor)
34) The Quinicker Do.
35) Cargantown
36) Clara Munkeens (over at Rosie Wall's)
37) Acra Kaa-rah - beyond Knockisland
38) The Molish Field (near Garballagh)
39) Crock Muc (Lenehan's Gillintown)
40) Cill-a-Meshan (over at Tom Callaghan's)
41) Munkeens (over at Rosie Wall's)
42) The Slang Ditch (Mr Lenehan's)
43) Parkee Ackee (Paddy Curley's at Bughloch(?))
44) The Review Field (Col. Smith's)
45) The Galleys (Do)
46) The Creeve
47) The Creeogs (Pentony)
48) The Crottagh (Do.)
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to have lodged in a neighbouring house and went in the early hours of the morning and dug it up.
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Around the year 1870 there lived in Lenamore, Carndonagh, Inishowen, an old, well-to-do aristocratic family by the name of Montgomery whose parked estate, "Fairview," overlooked the country for miles, and to this day the six foot thick slated wall-steads are still standing with such perfect inside plastering that you would not find in the most expensive homes to-day. The v-shaped orchard with its outline row of stately old shade trees is still in the same formation.
Miss Montgomery, who was a spinster, of sound mind and body, the youngest daughter and last of her family to pass away, was very highly regarded in the community and did a great deal of philanthropic work quietly among the poor.
The evening that she died she was pronounced "dead" by her nurse and the doctor and minister, who were an hour late in arriving, also pronounced her 'dead' as no sign of life was visible, and were preparing to take their departure from her bedchamber when she opened her eyes and looked around in bewilderment, startled and threw a scare into those present.
Regaining her composure, she told them that she had been to Heaven and left the earth flying
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servant with him who used to frighten the neighbourhood children when he rolled his big white eyeballs. A beautiful woman was supposed to have borne him child (and) there and ugly rumours were afloat when he was seen on one night with a lantern digging a pit.
After his death the trustees of his estate rented the mansion furnished to a minister who had newly got an appointment to a church in the district, and a van delivered the family baggage one Friday morning and the Rev. _ moved in, (his family who were vacationing on the Isle of Man would follow him in a few days).
He spent all Friday afternoon and night in a room on the first floor which he designated as his study, and in the quietness was able to prepare a most appropriate sermon for his premiere.
On the stroke of midnight the mansion lit up and carriages began arriving with beautiful women in
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it. The story goes that this gold can be got at 12 o'clock at night but no one has ever attempted to unearth it. The fort is circular in shape and is surrounded by a deep trench with an outer ring. From this fort it is possible to see seven other forts all in sight of each other.
One of the forts in sight of Lís Cowan is situated in the townland of Bocks. It is said that in this fort a crock of gold was unearthed over one hundred years ago. The place where the crock was dug up is still pointed out as being the shape of a crock. The story about this fort tells that two men from north Monaghan dreamed of this hidden treasure and came all the way to find it. They are said
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called the ghost house. And every night about midnight there would be light seen in it. The old people of long ago say that those houses should not be moved; People say there is no ghosts out nowadays as the priests say prayers after mass to banish them away. If you interfer with a ghost or any other Spirit they will not interfer with you. Old people believe in all those stories as they say they all happened in days gone by.
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Bí fear sa Rusc oidce ag tomáint bó go dtí páirc istoidhche taréis iad a chúdh. Taréis iad do thomáint isteach bhí sé ag dúnadh na bearnan nuair tug sé fé n-deara go raibh duine taobh leis. Do fheuch sé air agus do aithin sé é - a dhrithear a bhí in America.
Bhíos aige annsan go raibh sé marbh. Chuailig sé gur ceart labhairt le duine marbh nuair a chítí iad.
"Connus atá ag eirighe leat ar an dtaobh eile" ar seisean
"Nuair a tiocfair tuigfir" arsa an drithear agus do sgeim sé as a radharc.
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Once upon a time there was an old ruined house where noone lived. It was
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"The Haunted Mansion." (by David A. Campbell).
An imposing stone mansion with large, beautifully landscaped grounds enclosed by a stone wall topped with a high ornamental spiked fence stood for years in a secluded and lonely spot in a certain part of Ireland. It was built by Major _, who saw long service with the East India Company and nighbours knew him as eccentric, harsh and cruel bachelor, who liked to keep aloof from them. The mansion was a mystery as they would see one room light up and another darken at the most unheard of hour of night and it would take a stout-hearted person to even pass it after day.
Major _ entertained on a lavish scale old army friends who would spend week-ends and longer, and the best wines and liquors were none too good for them. He brought a tall Hindu man
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A stick in time make nine.
A wet, windy May fills the Hagard with corn and hay.
You should always look before you leaf.
Never be in a hurry, always take your time.
Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.
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A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Rainbow in the morning is a sailors warning
Rainbow in the night, is the sailors delight
Rome wasnt built in a day
Hunger is a good sauce.
A green Christmas makes a fat chuchyard
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Gentle Jesus meek and mild. Look down on me your little child.
Oh! Angel of God my gaurdian dear.
To who God love commits me here.
Over this day be at my side.
To save and guard to rule and guide.
I lay my body down to sleep.
I pray to God my soul to keep
If any evil happens me.
Holy Mary waken me.