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2019-02-20 12:11
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week. They used to sleep in barns in the Winter or wet Weather.
There were no gards and they only came a few days a week, but it did not not matter. The books at that time were hand written.
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2019-02-20 12:09
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There was an old hedge school in our garden. He was a master that taught the children. His name was Mc. Gilligan. They children always wrote with quills. The books were handwritten. The teacher only had ten shillings a week and they did not stay long in the District they would only stay about a month each. At night the teacher would stay in some house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 12:06
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There is a hedge school in Quivy. There came a master from Belturbet named Kennedy. They had no pens and they used to write with quills. They had only ten shillings
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 12:04
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fell off the tree. What is the matter with you asked the farmer pausing in his task. All that the fox is telling you is true enough. It is the bit that he left is the best joke I have ever heard.
The fox got a bone in his throat and he could note eat any geese.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 12:03
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One Christmas Eve a farmer caught a fox stealing his geese. Pray farmer spare me said the fox. You must agree that I cannot live without food, and I will give you my word of honour that I have never stolen from you only when I am very hungry. Last Monday I met two of your fattest turkeys walking by the river and I did not frighten them. The next day I met your finest hen. She called me a scoundrel. I did not even snap at her
The man bent down to let (you) out the fox from the wire which he was caught in. But suddenly a crow which had been sitting on a tree listening to the talk began to caw until he nearly
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:56
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he could have found a method to keep Needy in bounds and have his donkey and potatoes safe.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:55
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fell off the tree. What is the matter with you asked the farmer pausing in his task. All that the fox is telling you is true enough. It is the bit that he left is the best joke I have ever heard.
The fox got a bone in his throat and he could note eat any grease.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:52
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Once upon a time a man was working in a field with other men and he kept his coat on while the others had no coats on and when he was comming to his dinner he took off his coat when he was asked the reason he said that he could not keep up to them eating.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:48
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2) Once a man got married and his wife would not get up so he had to make the breakfast but one morning he shouted to his wife that there was a fire she ran down and asked where the fire was. In every other house only this. After that his breakfast was ready when he got up.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:45
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There are many ways of telling the various signs of the weather
1. When the salt gets damp, and the soot begins to fall it is a sign of rain.
2. When the hen runs to her house it is a sign of rain.
3. When we hear the curlew it is a sign of rain.
4. When the mist goes up in the morning it comes down in rain.
5. When the crook gets damp it is a sign of damp.
6. When the river is muddy it is a sign of rain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:40
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He mends shoes and makes clogs. Sheepskin or untanned leather was never made for foot covering in the district.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:39
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There is a road leading to the Town. There is another leading to Coragh. Another leading to Quivvy. Another leading to Clowninny. These roads are in use yet and there is a great deal of traffic on them. These were roads made as relief work in famine times and they used to get two or three days a week.
The close is a by way and there is another going up to Mr O Reilly. There is a cross road at Coragh there is one going up and the other going down. There were ditches and roads made in the famine times.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:17
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Clughoughter is another round tower in the middle of the water.
Deverish Island is another old building in Fermanagh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:14
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monastery at Annagh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:14
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There is the ruins of Crom Castle.
The Bloody Pass is an ancient place.
Galloon is an ancient Graveyard where a man was seen running round it with a pitch fork.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 11:02
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There is an old ruin of a castle in Quivvy it is built two hundred year's ago and it was knocked down when the bad times were in Ireland.
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2019-02-20 11:01
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There is an old monastery at Galoon bridge where the monks used to live years gone by. There is also a graveyard at it.
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2019-02-20 11:01
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There is a Ruin of a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 10:59
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came back
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 10:58
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There is another below Belturbet there is also a very old church there.
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2019-02-20 10:58
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There is an old ruin in Inisfindra it was built a hundreds years ago there are many carved stones at it.
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2019-02-20 10:57
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There is an old ruins of a limekilns in Quivvy, it is a hundred years old.
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2019-02-20 10:56
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There is a very old fort near Newtownbutler. With steps leading down Two explorers went into it along time ago, and it is said they never
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 10:55
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and its surroundings was an Island some years ago, and the people had to bring their dead in boats up to the graveyard. There is a new road made now and it leaves matters much easier for the people around it. When this road was being made there were human skulls found around Galoon. There are many stories told about this place. It had a great monastery bell and some of the Yeomen who came here years ago threw it out into the river. It was a bell of an enormous size and it is said to be in the bottom of the river still. Everyone around its ruins can tell us a lot of history relating to it's structure.
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2019-02-20 10:48
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Galoon is another of our ancient ruins. It had an old Church, but it is now in ruins. There is a graveyard attached to it, and many of the people of to-day bury their dead in it. There are many old headstones in this graveyard. The hills around it are always a very green colour. Galoon
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 10:47
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very ancient place. There have been pieces of gold, broaches and other things such as spears and swords found at the Bloody- Pass. It is all nearly a graveyard especially one field. It is always very green. Many human bones and skulls have been unearthed at it in the past years. The people who live at it had a Spring well. All the people of the district came there for this water. One day long ago the owner of the well tought he would clean it out, he dug for a while and after that he threw up skulls of men. He closed the well. The people around the Bloody-Pass would not pick a piece of stick on the land as they are afraid the people of the past would torment them. One night the people of the house heard spades rattling in a field near the house, and it was said to be some of the people who were killed at the battle of Bloody-Pass. The bloody- bush is also very ancient. It is always a red colour. There is said to be gold hidden beneath it, but no one dare touch it. The bloody pass gives us much history of the past.
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2019-02-20 10:40
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About one mile and a half from Riverstown in Co sligo there is a large building called Cooperhill House. When Cromwell was dividing land into lots he gave one of the lots to a man named Cooper. When this man was building a house it took a tub of gold to build the foundation.
When he was at the fifth storey he had no money to, finish it, so he built the fifth storey half-way to show that he had no money to complete the building.
On the entrance to the house there is a bridge, the foundation of which was built of wool because the foundation otherwise was not found firm enough.
One day there was a man working at a stone that he was building with. He saw a man going from Cooperhill house with a basket of apples. He then asked the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 10:36
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33. Cimannon bark cured stomach trouble
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2019-02-20 10:35
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with yellow blossoms on them, another where he got primrose leaves, and in another white roots. He boiled these three times and put the Juice behind the fire.
2. The cure for chilblains was to put salt in hot water and wash your feet in it.
3. A cure for whooping cough was to drink milk the ferret left.
4. Boiled nettles was the cure for skin rash an blood heat.
5. Briar leaves were used as the cure for a heart-burn.
6. Onion and garlick were used for poultices for bruises.
7. The cure for rheumatism was to drink black tea.
8. Roasted salt and tie round your neck in a stocking was the cure for a sore throat.
9. A cure for a pain in the stomach was to take hot water and soda.
10. A cure for sun-burned people was cream.
11. A cure for deafness was to rub with goose's seam
12. A cure for corns was to rub with bacon.
13. A cure for a tala in the wrist was to wear an eel skin.
14. A cure for aired hands was to wash in warm water, and rub with vaseline.
15. The cure of wildfire was to rub with a gold ring three times making the sign of the cross each time.
16. The cure for a pain in the rm was to rub with paraffin oil.
17. Brookline cured kidney trouble and impure-blood.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 10:17
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with yellow blossoms on them, another where he got primrose leaves, and in another white roots. He boiled these three times and put the Juice behind the fire.
2. The cure for chilblains was to put salt in hot water and wash your feet in it.
3. A cure for whooping cough was to drink milk the ferret left.
4. Boiled nettles was the cure for skin rash an blood heat.
5. Briar leaves were used as the cure for a heart-burn.
6. Onion and garlick were used for poultices for bruises.
7. The cure for rheumatism was to drink black tea.
8. Roasted salt and tie round your neck in a stocking was the cure for a sore throat.
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2019-02-20 10:09
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33 What is beauty to comfort.
34. A shut mouth makes a wise head.
35. Worse luck the better again.
36. If the cap does not fit dont wear it.
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2019-02-20 10:08
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In ancient Ireland the people had no doctors, and were obliged to cure themselves. They had many different cures in those days compared to ours nowadays.
When the people had a cough they went to a man who had the cure he brought them to three different fields one where he got tall green flowers
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2019-02-20 10:05
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2019-02-20 10:05
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Long ago in the time of the Penal Laws, a priest found refuge, when pursued by the enemy in a cave overlooking the river Andrus, at Alter bridge. This townland is situated outside the little village of Glenties. This priest read mass beside the river. Information was made on him by a woman. The priest was arrested, and put to death by the banditts. When leaving his place of refuge, as a prisoner, in the hands of the bantitts, he cleaned his feet in the grass, and said that the woman who informed on me,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 09:56
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into lime.
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2019-02-20 09:38
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a tail of the last stapple he puts in under the edge of the far-off set and then ropes it.
When lime is going to be burned, it is quarried first in a quarry. Then it is broken with a hammer, or napped into small stones. It is then burned in a kiln and there is a lare of turf put on the bottom of the kiln. Then there is a lare of broken stones put on the top of that. It is done then everyother until the kiln is full. Then there is a fire put underneath the kiln, and it burns away until it burns
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2019-02-20 09:27
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also it was sent to the weaver to make cloth.
Long ago there were several ways of dying. Some was dyed with logwood and copris, more was dyed with crottle, a white scruff that is on the top of rocks, and more was dyed with oak bark.
The thatching is done with rushes or straw. First the man goes up the ladder, and he takes with him a bundle of rushes or straw. Then spreads it on a set about (18 ins) wide. It is then stappled and when he goes to join the sets he overlaps it. He puts
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 09:20
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Long ago there were such candles as rush candles, made from rushes.
One side was peeled and then dipped into melted butter and put up on a stick with a groove in it. It was light then and when the candle would burn a little the stick was pushed on in order to keep it extinguished.
Long ago when the people would spin wool. The first thing they would do, was to card the wool. Then made into rolls and the rolls were spun on a spinning into thread. The thread was use for knitting,
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2019-02-20 09:13
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field is called a GOLÁN. The word golán is used also for the usual small stones. They say he threw a golán at me. The baskets that people bring turf from the hill are called CISEÁNS. They have other baskets for drawing manure and they call them CLIATHÓG. The tool that they cut the turf with is called a SLEAGHAN.
GOÍLÍN is a narrow strand and a CUAS is the same. When a person says that he does not like anything, they say I have no "MEAS" on it. LÓCHAR is a name that people call to coarse grass, and a CURRACH is called to a coarse field.
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2019-02-20 09:11
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There are a lot of Irish words and phrases used yet, even though Irish is not spoken here. Here are some:-

People still call the shed where cattle are kept a CRÓ. SCABHAC is an old path on a very rough road leading to a house, or the sea, or the hill. It breaks off the main road, usually. A place where a big lot of briars grow to-gether is called a SCAIRT. RAVINEACH is withered ferns. MO LÉIR is a phrase used very often by people. GAISCE - when a person does anything great, they would say oh he did a great gaisce. SAOTHAR when a person is running very quickly they say there is a great saothar on him. Mí-ÁDH when a person is annoying another person they say you're a mí-ádH. CUMAR is a big deep drain. SCAMALL is used if a person tries to do anything and does not succeed, and should be able to do it they say he is a great scamall. A level field near the sea is called an ÍNN-SE. A big high stone in the middle of a
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2019-02-20 09:09
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In mó chéanntár – sá fóstá tá clóch mór ann, agús dá m-bhéadh tú fád a cúl shílteá gúr cápall bán atá ann. Ar an adhbhár sín cúir ná dáoine “Aílth an Géarán Bán”, már aínm ar an clóch sín. Fádh ó shóin cúir ná dáoine fear súas ar an chnóc atá ar cúl teach “Sean Ua Céannaidhe”. On lamh sin gó dtí an la atá indiú ann níl aínm ar bíth túgta ar an aith sín acht “Ard úaigh an Dúine.
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2019-02-20 09:08
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‘Sé Srath-na-gClocha an t-aínmh atá ar an báile tálamh atá míse ‘mé chómhnáidhe ann. Fúair sé an t-aínmh seó no fadh ó shóin bhí sé cúmdhaighthe lé clóca. Tá líos ins an báile talamh seó ar firm fear darbh ainmh dó Séan Úa Chéannáidhe agús deírtéar gúr agh ná Danáir a bhí an líos sín. Tá páirch agh mó atháir agús ‘sé an “Páirch bán” an t-aínmh atá ar an pháirch sín. Chúir ná dáoine an t-aínmh sín ar an páirch seó nó gach bliadhain tá sé cúmdhaighthe lé nóininí. Tá páirc éile aíghe agús sé an “g-chrúgan” an t-aínm atá ar an páirc sín nó tá ardáin béagh agh eírigh í lár an páirc.
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2019-02-20 08:49
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A burn is cured by black tea or the root of the Comfrey when the root is scraped and washed and boiled and made into a pulp and put a poultice of it on the burn. Or get a mankeeper or newt and lick him him and then lick the burn.
The rose or crysipelus is a very bad disease and many a person died from it. The cure for rose is fresh butter and the clippings of a horse's hoof. Many people know the cure for it but they keep it secret.
Warts are cured by rubbing the milk which is in chicken-weed to them or rub a black snail to them and then put a thread through his eyes and hang him on a sloe brush and as the snail is dying your warts are getting better.
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2019-02-20 08:47
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with the parish Priest. Mike pays the marriage fee before it takes place. The amount is estimated on the means of the man. The match is usually made at the girl's house or in a public house sometimes.
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2019-02-20 08:46
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"Domhnac Féach Suas" is the first Sunday of Shrove. Shrovetime usual brings about match-making. The man who wishes to get married sends "account of a match" to a certain girl. We will suppose the man is Mike Murphy and the girl is K. Driscoll. Then Mike chooses a good speaker and takes him with him the girl's house, along with a stick and a bottle of whiskey.
They generally choose a dark night for this business, so that nobody will know what they are doing untill the match is made. Then the "speaker" asks Kate's father would he be satisfied to give his daughter to Mike in marriage. After hearing of the matter the father makes inquiries about the stock and land and the "speaker" praises everything- how the boy is good steady hard-working fellow and
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2019-02-20 08:44
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sé agus bullán goidhte aige. "Cá tá an diabhal sin ag déanadh annsin agat?" a deir sé. Sean bhean bhocht í atá ag iarraidh loisdín agus ní innséotha sí sin tada ort arae ní feice sí tada annseo ach ár gcuid ce, cneasta féin. Marbhuig sé an bullán agus chuip sé lán poca de síos a bruith . Nuair a bhí sé níos thug sé tada dá máithair ná don bean bocht. Ach ghoid an máthair píosa uaidh agus rhug sí ruainne,rúinne dón bhean bhocht.
Nuair a bhí sé ina lá d'imigh leí go ifir teach an fhir araibh an culaith bpéidín air. Tháinic sí isteach san teach agus bhí bean an tíghe an fháilceainail roimpi. Dubhairt sí nach bfaca sí aon bhean bhocht le fada an lá cheana. Nuair a táinic an mac isteach dubhairt sé " céad míle fáilte roimat, teigi teirgh síos 'cuig a' teine agus téith tú féin tá d tú dállruigte. A mathair tabair neart le n-ithe agus le n-óldon créatúr " Nuair a bí sé ag imtheacht lár na...
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2019-02-20 08:36
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About one mile and a half from Riverstown in Co sligo there is a large building called Cooperhill House. When bromwell was dividing land into lots he gave one of the lots to a man named Cooper. When this man was building a house it took a tub of gold to build the foundation.
When he was at the fifth storey he had no money to, finish it, so he built the fifth storey half-way to show that he had no money to complete the building.
On the entrance to the house there is a bridge, the foundation of which was built of wool becuase the foundation otherwise was not found firm enough.
One day there was a man working at a stone that he was building with. He saw a man going from Cooperhill house with a basket of apples. He then asked the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 08:36
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Long ago there were lakes and ponds in the country that are not in it now. One of those ponds was near the top of he hill at Clochán na gCaomhána
This pond was so deep that people thought it had no bottom . In it dwelt a monster . Some people said it was a large eel and others called it an ollpheist.
Benjamin Whittaker of Rathlee was the owner of the land at that time and he made up his mind to dig a deep drain and let it go. He walked round among his neighbours to gather a meitheal to do the work. On the appointed day not half of the men who promised to come to him
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2019-02-20 07:04
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There is a fort in Pat Kennelly's land in Dromin. Many stories were told about it. Every night a light used shine over a small bush. One night Mike Raymond went out with his gun and fired at it. The light was never again seen after that. Mike Raymond died about a week after that.
Some two men from the county Limerick heard of it and came to see if there was gold or silver hidden in it. They came and they began to dig under the bush. After a time they met a pile of old jars. They got one with a gold crock in it. Then they got a large piece of gold in a little timber box. Under the gold they got a little book written by the hand, in Irish. Then the bottom of the hole began to open. The split was getting bigger and deeper. The two men with fear saw a light come up through the ground and they ran away in fright.
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2019-02-20 06:49
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ass loads of pies to the course each day.
On the course also at that time there used be "Maggie men". They would have poles about four feet high with dolls or men made of timber on top of them. They used have sticks called "Maggie sticks". These were about two and a half feet long and as thick as the handle of a shovel. Men or boys would stand ten or eleven yards away and fire at these wooden figures with the sticks. You would get three shots a penny, but, if you won you would get no prize.
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2019-02-20 06:42
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Up to thirty years ago when the races would be on in the Island in Listowel there would be five or six tents made of rough poles and sacks. There would be long tables inside and about twenty people at the time could sit at these tables. Outside each tent were turf fires with big pots on them. Pies were cooked in these pots and served up in saucers with a little soup for threepence each. These people used do a roaring trade and they used take
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 06:38
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There is also a high cliff on the marked side. It is thought that when he was leaving the marked he mistook the lights in the Island for the lights in the town and that he walked over the cliff and into the river and was drowned. Men in boats searched the river but it was not till after nine days the body was discovered.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-20 06:32
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About thirty years ago a farmer named Aherne from Ballyline which is situated near the village of Ballylongford in North Kerry was at the races of Listowel. He was in the market about seven o'clock on the second night of the races but was not again seen alive after that. At that time there used to be many tents in the Island and there used to be lights in these by night. The market is separated from the island by the river Feale which is here fairly deep.
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2019-02-20 06:28
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and the whole house would be in laughter at him. There was another old man named Mick Nash and he would say the lads sent me for a bowl of flour and when he would get it he would say "I am bothered from ye". He would mean to say ye are bothered from me. There was another old man and one day there were two dogs fighting in a place and he rushed in and said leave them between it. He meant to say leave it between them.
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2019-02-20 06:24
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A few years ago there was a comical class of a man going round named Jer Sullivan. He was very fond of tea and used to go into every house and would expect a large bowl or mug of tea. He would start telling funny yarns
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2019-02-20 06:21
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There was a man named John Hegarty Derry. He was a tailor. He walked from Derry to Abbeyfeale with a suit of clothes and the same day there was a football match in Ballybunion and he walked there and walked home. That was forty miles. He walked down to Forans in Coill playing cards and he walked other journey also.
He had a brother Pat he carried two stone of potatoes to his mother in Ballybunion and traced a pony and trap home, belonging to Pat Keane Church Street for two shillings. He was a post boy in County Limerick afterwards.
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2019-02-20 06:16
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but she could not talk. Another night as he passed by the same fort he heard talking inside in it. One of them said that she would never talk unless she took three sups out of this jug. He got the jug and gave her three sups and she talked to him like any person.
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2019-02-20 06:13
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There was a man by the name of Tom Dillon coming home from a gamble one night. On his way home he had to pass a fort. As he had passed the fort he met four men carrying a coffin. It was said that if you touch anything you would meet by night that they would leave it to you. So he said would help them to carry the coffin. As soon as he laid his hand on the coffin it was left to him. He carried it home with him. When he opened it he saw a girl with brown hair. He took her out and put her near the fire.
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2019-02-20 06:09
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be seen there. One night Martin was in bed he heard a terrible noise in the kitchen, chairs being moved and knocked and cups rattling. It seemed as if the kitchen was full of people talking and laughing.
Martin got up without making any noise and got his ash plant and stood behind the kitchen door. When the noise was at its height Martin rushed in, striking wildly about him with his ash plant. He could not find anyone in the kitchen. He lighted the candle and saw that he had broken all the ware on the dresser.
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2019-02-20 06:05
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Martin King was a horse trainer who lived in Badford about two miles from Clounmacon School. Martin is dead about thirty years. Martin lived in a two roomed thatched house and it was said people from the other world used
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2019-02-20 06:01
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and they were fed very badly. But now the men have no practice and they cannot mow very well.
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2019-02-20 06:00
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I know a man by the name of Jim Twomey and he is the best mower in Dromin. In the month of July he went into a one acre meadow and he had it cut early in the evening. He started at eight o'clock in the morning and had it cut for six in the evening. There are very few mowers in the Country now because the most of the work is done by machines. Long ago the mowers were very good
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2019-02-20 05:57
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A man lived in Listowel once and he did not believe in the true religion. He had a servant in the house and he was a Catholic. One day the servant girl was going to Communion and the Protestant asked her what it was and she told him what it was. Then he said to her that if she brought the Communion home with her he would give her a thousand pounds. So she brought it home with her. Then she put it upon the table and the man pulled out his pocket knife and drove it through the Blessed Eucarist. A drop of blood came out of it and then it rose up in the air and around the house out. The parish priest was brought to the house and he prayed and the Blessed Eucarist came into the Chalice again. When the two saw this the man ran out and hanged himself and the girl went out of her mind.
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2019-02-20 02:50
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Killesk walked to Wexford at the age of seventy years leaving Killesk at eight o'clock and arrived home early the same evening, another man from this district could jump over three horses with straddles on them.
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2019-02-20 02:46
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Long ago men used to lift weights and stones. My grand-uncle named Hugh O Connor from Knockia, threw a weight of a half cwt to the height of fifteen feet, and another man from Ballykerogue named William Power could also throw a half cwt a long distance
One day my Grand-father set out on a journey to Wexford a distance of twenty two miles walking from his own home, he started on his journey in the morning and he reached home early that evening.
My brother named David O Connor won the all Ireland Championships in ploughing this year, amd was presented with a silver cup.
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2019-02-20 02:05
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A man by the name of John Cahill won a leg of mutton by climbing a pole a height of twenty feet, and the leg of mutton was at the top of the pole, and who ever was able to clob to the top would win the prize. Another man named Martin Finn from Knockia who would who could leap twenty-four feet in a running jump. Patrick Colfer of
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2019-02-20 01:56
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If you see smoke from the fire going up straight, and if you see a rainbow up in the evening it is another sign of fine weather. When the morning looks bad, and if you see a blue piece of sky under the sun it is a sign that it will make a fine day. If you see the distant hills looking far away it is a sign of fine weather.
Signs of frost.
If you see blue blazes in the fire, and when you see the stars glittering in the sky spotted like mackeral it is a sign of frost.
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2019-02-20 01:22
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There is a game called Rounders. There would be two even parties, and they would
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2019-02-20 01:22
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If you swallowed a frog alive you would be cured of a sore throat. There was a feast on the fourth of February which was called Saint Blazers day. On that day there was a blessing over the throats and if you went there you would not get a sore throat for the year again.
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2019-02-20 01:18
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Long ago people ate two meals a day.
Their food consisted of potatoes and thick milk. They boiled a big pot of potatoes put them in the middle of the table. They were eaten with salt and thick milk. Later they had oaten bread. It was baked in a griddle and was very hard. The better of people killed their own pig and cured the meat themselves. Californian fish was eaten always of Christmas Eve "Ling". On Easter Sunday people ate all the eggs they possibly could- often 6 or 8. Large mugs were used before cups. The tea was made in tea drawers- kind of tin cans with a spout- not in teapots.
About 100 years ago tea was only drunk at Christmas and Easter.
Oaten meal stirabout was eaten at night.
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2019-02-20 01:15
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Long afo in Ireland there were very few house. Cattle were grazing in the fields. Every evening the cows came home to be milked.
The first of the cows wound her way across the grass. The others followed in her track. In this way a beaten track was made.
When men went out to work they went by the path which the animals had made, and so it grew wide.
Stones were thrown to make it dry and clean.
The cow-path grew into a road.
By and by, the fields were divided up, and the twisting road was made the boundry.
Houses were built beside it on both sides. The houses grew into a
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2019-02-20 01:11
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When I was making a hurley for myself. I made it of ash I got part of a tree trunk. I had a hatchet and saw I cut the piece of wood the length I wanted it and then I chipped it with the hatchet until it was the right width. I planed it off with a plane. I use the part of the tree that is shaped like a hurley.
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2019-02-20 01:09
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When the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph were fleeing to Egypt they rested under a sphinx. A gypsy woman, passing by, noticed them. Her child was very ill and she was worried about it. She told the Blessed Virgin about her trouble. The Blessed Virgin pitied her. She thought the child had not sufficiently clothed. She took a wrap from her own divine child and give it to the gypsy woman. Immediately she wrapped it round the sick child he got well. The fever left him and he cried for a drink. Afterwards this child turned out to be the good thief who was nailed to the cross beside Our Lord on Good Friday.
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2019-02-20 01:06
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Local fair are held in Waterford (Ballybricken) and Ross. They are always held in towns in this district. They buyers still come to the farmers house to transact business. Some buyers come into the farmers yard and buy their cattle there. The buyers give the farmer the money there and then the farmer has to deliver the cattle to them. The scrap iron buyer comes around to the farmers house buying the scrap iron. He brings a lorry. A man comes for the turkeys it for Christmas. The fowl buyers.
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2019-02-20 01:03
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They Abbey was founded about 1175 by Harvey de Monte Mavsco. The lands were granted to monks from Shophshire, but owing to the unsettled nature of the country they made it over to the monks of St. Mary's Abbey Dublin who built Dunbrody in 1182. They Abbey had the "Right of Sanctuary" and in consequence became known as the Monastery of St. Mary of Refuge.
Dunbrody became an important house. Its Abbot was summoned to parliament.
At the dissolution of the monasteries it was suppressed. Its last Abbot became Bishop of Fersin in 1539. He was Alexander Devereux.
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2019-02-20 01:00
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When the smoke goes up straight from the chimney this is a sign of fine weather.
When the smoke is scattered about we will have rain.
When Carraig-a-Norra is not clearly seen we are certain to have rain.
When the wind blows in from Tramore (S.W.) we will have rain.
When the western sky is saffron coloured at sunset this is a token of frost.
Hear frost is always followed by rain.
On a summers evening when the midgels
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2019-02-20 00:57
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The father of the Very Rev Stephen Lowen D.D. was a protestant and a landlord of Tinaree and the adjoining townsland of Ballyrouragh (Daule Rabakrs)
Dr. Lower was born in Tinaree and reared a protestant. He became a priest took out his degree of Doctor of Divinity and Glenmore in 1776. During his
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2019-02-20 00:19
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Travelling people still call to our home. Those people have been doing do for many years. All the travelling folk I heard of was Biddy Maher, Mick Fleming, Máire Bodkin, Nancy Grinley, Winnie Cunningham and Simon O'Donnell. These people used to sell small articles such as bootlaces, tiepins and needles. People used to buy from them. They got their supplies from wholesale shops. Some of those travellers were welcome. They slept in barns or
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2019-02-20 00:15
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There is a fine fairy fort in Milford in McGarveys land. It is called a fort, and the field it is in is called the Fort Field. It is circular in shape built round with earth and some big stones. Lights are sometimes seen by people near the fort. I heard a person saying once "that there was a man found dead about twenty yards from the fort and "that he was buried in it with some big stones on top of where he was buried" The mans name
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2019-02-20 00:14
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is not known as far as I could find out.
There is another old fort in a place called Strangefort about three miles from the town of Glenamaddy. The old people call it Lios-na-gCaorach. It is what the people used to steal sheep from the surrounding districts and hide them in that fort. The old people think that it is from the stealing of the sheep by the people that this fort got it name Lios-na-gCaorach.
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2019-02-20 00:05
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mix the stuff that would be left in the cloth with the boiled potatoes to make it into a dough. You would then cut it into diamond squares and put it on the griddle. When it would be done you would eat it hot with plenty of butter. It would be very nice and sweet but it would be very sticky. My mother is able to make it and often saw it here in Coolronon up to 20 or 30 yrs ago.
Long ago people used to have potatoes three times a day. It was very seldom they had sweet like now it was nearly always oaten meal and Rye bread and the people were as strong as now.
Long ago people used to make potato cakes and they would not put flour into them like us. They would make them with oaten meal mixed through them and they would call them oaten meal potato cakes.
Long ago people used to have porridge instead of tea.
For dinner they used to have boiled potatoes and dip them in oaten meal gruel.
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2019-02-20 00:03
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on slates they wrote. There were desks in the school for the children to sit on, and the master would sit on a chair beside a press where the rolls were called. When the children were coming to school in the morning, they had to take a couple of turf with them, for if they would not the master would slap them when they would arrive. He spent most of his time in this locality and the children were very well educated.
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2019-02-19 23:58
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In the townland of Gortnamuckla there was a school situated where Nurse Gallagher is dwelling now. The name of the teacher was Patrick Fisher, and his dwelling place was Cannon's Hotel. The subjects the children were taught was arithmetic, history, geoghraphy, and english reading. The master had no Irish at all, and the subjects he taught were all in english, and there was no Irish spoken at any time in the school. The children all had books of their own, and when they would write it was
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2019-02-19 23:46
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is a rock west side of Oileán na gCaorac. When the tide is high it stretches a long way under the water.

Carraigín na h-Eórna is a rock north side of the Island. It is said that a ship was wrecked long ago and was blown in on this rock with a cargo of barley. The barley was washed up on this rock and on the point of land near it which is called Rínn na h-Eórna.

Rínn na Golán is an island north-side of the Island. It was a head once but the sea washed away the soft turf between it and the Island and now it is an island. There was a big Golán standing in the middle of it about twenty feet high, but the gales knocked off pieces of it and these pieces are standing or thrown east side of it.

Bac Laghac is a strand east side of this island, and Carraig Liath is a grey rock near Bac Lághac

Tráigh na Ceárdchan is a strand east side of this rock. It is said that there was a forge there once.
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2019-02-19 23:42
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When St. Patrick first came to Ireland, he came as a slave and was put minding sheep on the hills of Antrim. He had a vision and was told that a ship was waiting for him and he went away.
Years afterwards, he came back as a priest and in his travels, he came along by Kerry and Co. Limerick heading for Galway. When he was coming out by Anacotty, the ferule fell off his stick and he went into Tom Noonan the Blacksmith and he got a new ferule on his stick. He went on his journey and when he was coming near Galway town, the ferule fell off his stick again. He met a man and he asked him if there was any Blacksmith
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2019-02-19 23:37
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is a high island west near the lighthouse. It is said that it was joined on to the island once and was part of the yard of the lighthouse but with the breaking of the waves the land between this island and the land fell into the tide and this part of the yard of the lighthouse was left an island.There are landslides there every year.

There is a head in the west side of the island called Deire na Luinge. It is so called because of its likeness to the stern of a ship.

Another name is is Faill na Gabhar in the west side of Bere Island also. All the goats used to live on this cliff long ago. It is a slanting cliff and there is very green grass down there.

Another Cliff is Faill na Bó. Rínn Dubh is a point near this cliff. It is so called because the rock of this point is black.

Tráighnín is a strand in the west end. It is so called because it is a small sheltered strand.

Árd na Cinna(?) is a height on which there is a battery.

Lacht is a place between a rock and the land. It is so called because only a small drop of water stays in it when the tide goes out.

The Strúile(?) is a narrow strait between Oileán na gCaorach and the Island.

Oileán na gCaorac is an island north side of the Island. The sheep go out there in low tide and there is very rough dry land on this island.

Carraig Fhada(?)
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2019-02-19 23:29
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chuaidh club fear amach ag fiadhac an tsionnaigh lá. D'fhan fear aca amuigh dhá fhiach, indhiadh na bhfear eile ar fad. D'fhan sé amuigh nó gur bhain an oidhce an lá dhó. Ní raibh a fhior aige cé dtiocfhadh sé. Chonnaic sé solas fadh a radairc uaidh, agus dubhairt sé leis féin go dtaraingeóchadh sé air. Bhí sé féin agus a chapall ag imtheacht thar sgeachaibh, clocha agus gach rud dá raibh ar an mbealach go dtí an solas, bhí an capall indon léimhreach thairis. Nuair a bhí siad go dtí teach an tsoluis, bhuail an fear ar an doras. D'fiashruig fear an tighe cé bhí annsin, agus céard a bhí uaidh. Dubhairt an marcach go raibh lóistín ag teastáil uaidh go maidin. ''bhel'', adeir fear an ttighe, ''ní fhéadfhaidh mé aon lóistín a thabhairt duit.'' ''Nach bféadfá mé a fhághail daoi dhíon an tighe go maidin'' ars an marcach. ''Thairs sin féin'' adeir fear an tighe, ''níl aon stábla agam le n-aghaidh do chapaill. ''Níl mise ag iárraidh aon stábla le na h-aghaidh, fanfadh sí ceangailte annsin ag an doras go maidin,'' arsa an marcach. ''Thairis sin féin,'' adeir fear an tighe, tá trioblóid ar bhean an tighe.
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2019-02-19 23:20
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Then Hanora asked if he had tried everywhere including tins, boxes, drawers, shelves, and presses, and on being assured that they were all searched thoroughly, she asked if there was any secret drawer. At the mention of a secret drawer the man stood up and opened the drawer and there was the necklace. Hanora was delighted and she ran straight to her room to thank St. Anthony for finding the necklace.
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2019-02-19 23:19
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Here are some names along the shore:-

Sidhe and Sidhe Cricker(?)
are two high heads jutting out into the sea in the south of the island. There is very green grass growing there and it is said that fairies live under the ground there and that is what makes the grass so green.

Cuas na Mona
is a cave near these heads. It is said that the people used to bring their turf down to this cave and draw it around to the north side of the island in boats.

Cuas na Mungó
in another cave in the west side of the island. Mungó means a Merman. It is said that a Merman used to be seen in this cave.

Oileán na Yard
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2019-02-19 23:13
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door called him, and he dropped the necklace into a secret drawer.
When he returned, he forgot where he had left it and he searched everywhere forgetting the secret drawer. Then the worst happened. He accused Hanora of stealing it, and it was useless for her to deny it. Hanora was in a terrible state and she prayed hard and fasted and prayed to St. Anthony at Mass every morning.
When she arrived home from Mass this morning, she lit two candles on top of her dressing table and laid a picture of St. Anthony in the middle and she prayed for two hours. While she was praying, a maid entered and said Mr. Raybryn wished to see her. When she arrived in his room he asked her to return the necklace, or if she didn't she would go to jail
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From that day D'Esterre never slept in the same place the second night. He died in France.
There is another version of the story. Father Frawley one day hunting was accosted by D'Esterre who ordered him off. "My dogs will hunt in your parlour," said the priest. In a moment a hare appeared. The two dogs pursued it straight through the open window of D'Esterres' parlour and killed it in the room. Thereupon the priest told D'Esterre that neither he nor his descendants could ever remain more than three days on land. The prophecy came true. They are supposed to live at sea in a yacht, and they can visit the land for only three days. (Mr. M. Murray).
Clenagh Castle.
In later years the McMahon who owned Clenagh was trained to the use of the sword and pistol by a Frenchman. Fireball McNamara was also a pupil of the same master.
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2019-02-19 23:10
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doers were thrown to their death.
A D'Esterre who lived in Rosmanagher was bitterly Anti-Catholic. He used meet the priest, Father Frawley, going to Mass and used to say, "Where are you going with your bag of bricks?"
The priest was told to complain D'Esterre to McMahon of Clenagh. McMahon went to D'Esterre's house. D'Esterre had two dogs and McMahon asked him what their names were. "Host and Chalice" said D'Esterre. McMahon drew his pistol and ordered D'Esterre and his wife to hang one dog in the parlour and the other on the staircase. They were forced to comply. McMahon then departed after making them promise to never again molest the priest. (Dan Halloran).
Father Frawley was hunting on D'Esterres' land, and the owner came and ordered him off. He refused to leave. "I'll have it in the nose for you", said D'Esterre. "You will", said the priest, and D'Esterre had a sniffling which stuck to him for the remainder of his life. (Dan Halloran)
On another occasion Father Frawley was hunting on the forbidden land, when D'Esterre's caretaker ordered him off. The priest told the caretaker that D'Esterre would like a hare and that he would never rest the second night in the same place.
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2019-02-19 23:07
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length he reached the top and the "Normans" advanced as if to attack him. He jumped from the Castle and was killed. (Danny Halloran).
There is a haunted field near the castle and when night falls no one would cross it. A Norman Knight with sword in hand walks the field and death awaits the intruder. A drunkard who had spent all his money, decided one night in a fit of despair to enter the field, and so end his life. He did so, and the "Norman" approached. Our friend showed no signs of fear, whereupon the ghost told him that he was the only man who had ever come into the field unafraid. The stranger then led him to a corner where there was hidden gold, and the drunkard was afterwards a rich and happy man. (Mr. R Moloney)
When De Clare lived in Bunratty he owned a bull which was allowed to roam at large through the country. The land upon which the bull trespassed was claimed by De Clare as his own.
One morning the herdsman of McMahon of Clenagh found the full on his master's land. He told McMahon, and McMahon shot it with an arrow. He then sent a messenger to Bunratty with order to deliver a note to De Clare and return at once without waiting for an answer. The note contained an account of the death of the bull, and a threat that if the
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2019-02-19 23:02
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About 100 years ago, there lived in the village of Doon a Protestant Lady who had a faithful Catholic maid in her service. The Lady's name was Lady Helen Raybryn. The maid's name was Hanora O'Brien. Hanora used to go to Mass every morning and pray for the conversion of Lady Helen. Lady Helen had two children, a girl called Helen after herself and a boy called George. Her husband was a very wealthy Englishman.
On the day of young Helen's birthday, she received numerous presents among them a crystal necklace. Her father was examining the necklace when a knock at the door
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2019-02-19 23:01
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a man without coat or boots running towards Clonloghan graveyard pursued by two hounds. The man told the priest. The priest asked "did he make the graveyard?" "He did" said the man "but it gave him enough to do". "He is saved so", said the priest, "that's a poor soul and the two hounds are two demons." (Danny Halloran, Stonehall)
A man met the fairies in Clonloghan one night. They told him to ask the priest when they would be saved. The priest said he would have to give them an answer. He told the man to dig in Clonloghan graveyard before sunrise a grave the depth of himself; to go into it and make a cross of the spade and shovel over his head. The priest gave him a bottle of Holy Water to shake about the place.
The fairies came and he told them that they would not know till the last day. They flung the earth at him and the spade and shovel saved him. Hence the spade and shovel are crossed when a grave is made. (Danny Halloran, Stonehall).
The battle of Tradaraighe is supposed to have been fought in the vicinity of Clonloghan in 1287. Thomas de Clare was defeated and slain here by Turlogh Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond.
Ballysallagh:- In Ballysallagh Mr James Murray, Newmarket on Fergus pointed out to me the site of an
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2019-02-19 22:50
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agus léim na mná suas ar na suidheacháin. Fuair siad greim arais uirthí agus tharraing sé an dara buille uirthí agus chuaidh sí ní ba mheasa annsin. Léim an fear a bhí i bhfolach agus hain sé tuagh amach as láimh an fhir eile agus níór leig an eagla dó aon nduine aca baint dó. Pháise mó shaoghaill a mhná arsa siadsan leis na mná. Cá hfuair sibh an siolpach bhréagh fhir seo. D'innis na mná an sgéal daobhtha. "Fanochaidh tú againne feasta" arsa siadsan. Fuaireochaidh cinnte arsa seisean. Bheir siad greim ar beathadach an eallaigh araist agus tharraing Eóin buille uirthí agus mharhuigh sé í. D'fhan sé aca ar feadh dá bhliadhain. Lá amháin bhí siad ag tarraingt ar theach agus scaifte caorach leobhtha/ D'imthigh reithe amach as an sgaifte. Lean cúpla fear duine é. Is cosamhail go rabh Eóin Ó Baoighill níos gaiste na an chuid eile. Lean sé an
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2019-02-19 22:49
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(of) these tenants was evicted the emergancy men, or as they were called by the Landlords Property Defence men took possession of the house and lived in it. Most of the evicted tenants were evicted during the summer months, and though all of them had their crops sown, none dare touch the harvest. They were away from their homes over two years, and when the estate was purchased and they returned to find their homes almost in ruins. However, they were in their own homes this time not the Land Lords.
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2019-02-19 22:45
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eallaigh caithte síos annsin ag bun an urlair arsa seise agus cuirfidh mise i folach thú nuair a chluinfidh mé iad ag teacht. Ní rabh i bhfad go bhfacas iad ag teacht agus scaifte eallaigh leobhtha. Chuir an bhean i bhfolach é agus chaith na croicne san mhullach air.
Tháinig siad isteach agus thóg gach bean pláta preataí agus feola de na fear fhéin. Nuair a bhí a gcuid deánta aca thosuigh cuid aca ag caitheamh píopa agus thosuigh an chuid eile ag sgéalaidheachta.
Tamall na dhiaidh sin dubhairt fear aca na rah dadaidh fa choinne maidín lá ar na bhárach agus go rabh sé comh maith aca ceann de'n eallach a mharbhughadh. Chuaidh siad amach agus thug isteach ceann. hí adharca uirthí comh mór agus go rabh obair aca í fhághail isteach ar an doras. Annsin thug fear leis tuagh agus tharraing buille uirthí. Chuaidh sí ar mire fríd an teach
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2019-02-19 22:40
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The owner of Towerhill at this time was the second last landlord W. Lloyd. He was a terrible bigot and was not liked by his tenants. Many of them he had rack-rented, until several of them adopted the Plan of Campaign. The Lloyds had evicted six families in all, three in Towerhill and three in Cunnigavale. Several emergency men were always at the Great House and when one of
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2019-02-19 22:38
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dhá chloigeann déag ban 'na suidhe thart fá'n teinidh. Bhí pota feola ar thaobh amháin de'n teinidh agus pota preataí ar an taobh eile.
Níor labhair duine ar bith leis. Chuaidh sé suas agus thug leis preata. "Shílfeá go bhfuil ocras ort" arsa duine aca.
Duhairt seisean go rabh. D'éirigh sí agus thug pláta feóla agus preataí dó. Nuair a bhí na préataí agus an fheoil itthe aige, d'fhriafuigh dó an rabh a sháith aige. Dubhairt seisean go rabh. Annsin dubhairt sí leis gur b'fhearr dó a bheith ar shiubhal nó go rabh dhá chloigeann déag fear ins an teach agus go mbíonn siad ar shiubhal ag goid eallaigh agus caorach. Chuaidh sé go dtí an doras agus bhí oidhche léanmhar ann. Má théigheam amach arsa seisean, marbh a bhéas mé ar maidin agus tá sé comh maith agam a bheith marbh istoigh le beith marh amuigh. Tá croicn
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2019-02-19 22:38
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dhá chloigean déag ban 'na suidhe thart fá'n teinidh. hí pota feola ar thaobh amháin de'n teinidh agus pota preataí ar an taobh eile.
Níor labhair duine ar bith leis. Chuaidh sé suas agus thug leis preata. "Shílfeá go bhfuil ocras ort" arsa duine aca.
Duhairt seisean go rabh. D'éirigh sí agus thug pláta feóla agus preataí dó. Nuair a bhí na préataí agus an fheoil itthe aige, d'fhriafuigh dó an rabh a sháith aige. Dubhairt seisean go rabh. Annsin dubhairt sí leis gur b'fhearr dó a bheith ar shiubhal nó go rabh dhá chloigeann déag fear ins an teach agus go mbíonn siad ar shiubhal ag goid eallaigh agus caorach. Chuaidh sé go dtí an doras agus bhí oidhche léanmhar ann. Má théigheam amach arsa seisean, marbh a bhéas mé ar maidin agus tá sé comh maith agam a bheith marbh istoigh le beith marh amuigh. Tá croicn
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2019-02-19 22:37
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At Furmers about three miles from the town of Naas on the land of Mrs. Synnott there is a big slab. Underneath it a queen was buried long ago and there is a tradition that if anyone hops around this stone three times and wishes for something they will get their wish within thirty days.
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In the month of may if there is a person churning and a stranger comes into the house there is a tradition that they can work the churn and tae the butter out of the churn, and owner would never know what happened to it.
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At Furmers about three miles from the town of Naas on the land of Mrs. Synnott there is the ruins of an old Church. Inside there is a big slab and underneath it the monks that lived there in the place long ago are buried there and there is a
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2019-02-19 22:36
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near the well. He looked towards his house on the hill nearby and saw that it was on fire. He rushed home but found that nothing was the matter with the house. He returned to work, only to discover that the homestead was again on flames. On going home a second time he found that there was no fire. He then went back and cut the bush. When he came home he found his house burnt to the ground. (William Burke, Clenagh- ?)
Clonloghan. The custom of laying down the coffin is also observed in Clonloghan graveyard. The coffin is laid down outside the wall of the church. Nothing is known of the founder of the church or of its origin. There was a well here and it is supposed to have removed to Tullyglass down by the Shannon. Sean Ryan, the first in Clare to give his life to the War of Independence, lies buried here.
Clonloghan: ancient Church ((photo))
A man slept out in a hay-rick one night. In the middle of the night he woke up and saw
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2019-02-19 22:33
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Bhí ina chomhnuidhe ins na Rosaibh i bhfad ó shoin darbh ainm Eóin Ó Baoighill agus ba ghnáthach leis a bheith ag díol poitín. Lá amháin d'imthigh sé le lód poitín. Nuair a bhí sé ag teacht arais bhí an oidhche fliuch stoireamhail agus é ag cur go trom. Sa deireadh chonnaic sé solas beag istoigh i gcoillidh agus tharraing sé air. Nuair a chuaidh sé isteach bhí
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2019-02-19 22:32
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by the Yeomen among the many defenders were the Maguires of Fermanagh. There were many slain at this time. There is an old dungeon at Crom yet still in existence from that time. The yeomen put the people in this who did not obey their laws, and whom they caught as prisoners. The ruins of the old castle still remain. There is an old Yew Tree at Crom; it covers an acre of ground. It is seven hundred years old and there are about four hundred props to it. There are some stories told about the ghosts of these people who were slain; many people relate that every Christmas four men covered with blood with heads walk the rigging of Crom castle and then disappear to the Dungeon beneath. Anyone who is out after midnight can see a man constantly walking through the grounds without a head. Many people living in the district say that every night there goes armies of men of foot, and on horseback through the wood around the castle. Lord and Lady Erne come to Crom castle every year on their holidays for a couple of months. Crom is a very ancient historic place (as it is told to us by our former ancestors.)
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2019-02-19 22:31
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was fastened to each end of the stick. Then another piece of stick was got and pointed at one end of it. The end of it was pointed and a u [notch?] put in the other end. The u [notch?] was rested on the cord and when the cord was pulled the arrow shot out and hit whatever it was aimed at. This was a rather dangerous pastime as the arrow would go through anything it hit. The sling was an article for throwing stones. A piece of leather was got and a piece of string was placed on each and of the leather. Then you held the string and put a stone in it and threw up the string and drew it back again thus shooting out the stone.
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2019-02-19 22:31
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sé a bhualadh le na chionn uirrthí comh tuigh agus thiocfadh leis. Ins an deireadh d'imthigh sí ina giotaí beaga agus ó'n lá sin go dtí an lá indiu Cloch an Tuill atá ar an áit sin.
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2019-02-19 22:25
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so in length were twisted together with a wooden peg Then a loop was made on each end of it and it was formed into a round shape. Next some suitable cord was got and very often dyed green (the colour of the grass) to prevent rabbits seeing it and made into a cord four times as thick and put through the loops at the end of the snare. Then a peg was made out of an ash block or such and the cord was wound slightly round this. The snares were brought to the nearest rabbit runs and the peg was pushed down into the ground and the snare was put on the top of a scallop which was driven down beside it.
The bow and arrow was another article for shooting rabbits. A hazel stick was cut and it was bent to a curve. A piece of (of) cord
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2019-02-19 22:20
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There were many battles fought at the Bloody-Pass about the same year as the battle of Crom. It is a
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2019-02-19 22:19
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stone or some other hard object and the pellet shot out at the other side. This was a pastime carried out years ago and some children played at it yet.
The local name for cradle birds was bird cribs. These were made thus. Some small bits of elder sticks were got and put on a frame made thus. Four strong sticks were got and made into a square. The sticks were interwoven into this until they formed a point. The "crib" was brought out to where the birds used to feed and a bait put on it ("seeds or such) It was set on a small stick put under the edge of it. When it hopped on the stick would fly back and the crib would fall down on the birds. Goldfinches were often secured in this manner. Snares for rabbits were made thus. The wire was bought and six or seven strands of it a foot long or
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2019-02-19 22:18
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2) The cure for Tolough in the wrist. You put a strap round your wrist.
3) Fasting Spittal is a cure for Sore lips.
4) The cure for the headache is to put a wet handechief round your forehead.
5) The cure for Corns. You bathe your feet in hot water and rub them with washing soda.
6) The cure for nerves. clandhorn was used long ago.
7) The cure for the Hiccough. Something you dont ask for.
8) The cure for Kidney disease. There is an hevls called broom and you make tea of it and you drink the tea.
9) The cure for the heart disease is oaten meal and salt.
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2019-02-19 22:17
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Father Corcoran CC Newmarket on Fergus noticed the cross and inquired into its origins. He then called the neighbours together and set them the task of renovating the well. The result of their labours is the structure shown in the picture. Robert Frost, John Bourke and Dan Sheehan were the tradesmen. The stone that built it came from Fenloe Castle and the white spar from Doora. The stonework bears the inscription "Tobar mo laogaire". The view in the picture is taken from the back.
Tobar mo Laogaire ((photo))
The water cures sore eyes. It is applied with some of the moss which grows in the well. The moss is left on the eyes during the night. Nothing is known of Laogaire after whom both church and well are called.
Once a man was cutting a bush which grew
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2019-02-19 22:14
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Boys often follow their mothers about the place looking for old spools to make dancers.
First they get a penknife and pare the spool to a point at one end Then they get a used match and point it on one end. They put the match through the spool and try it on a flat plate to see if it will run smoothly. Guns are made from elder branches. These are called "potguns." The elder poles were cut and and the path was pushed out of them. Next paper pellets the size of the hole in the stick was secured in the following manner, small pieces of paper was procured and made round in shape. Then a "ram-rod" was made thus, a long round piece of stick the size of the hole in the stick was got. Then the pellet was put in the point of the "gun" and the rod after it. Then the rod was hid against a
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2019-02-19 22:14
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There are many interesting stories told about Cromcastle. About the year 1700 it was besieged and taken
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2019-02-19 22:04
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Food
Long ago the people used to have three meals a day - breakfast, dinner and supper. For breakfast they used to have a plate of porridge and a few slices of bread. The bread was made from oat meal, whole meal, corn and flour, and they used to put it in a pot-oven or leave it on the griddle to bake.
For dinner they used to have mashed potatoes and milk, and for supper they used to have oaten bread which was called "oaten chuck" and milk. The people used also eat "boxty bread" and potato cakes. "Boxty bread" was made by rasping a few potatoes with a long rasp. The poor people who could not afford to buy a rasp used to get a piece of tin, and bore holes in it with a nail. Then they rubbed the peeled
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2019-02-19 22:04
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gives what is obviously the correct explanation. During the Penal Times the priest was "on the run" and he could not give the final blessing. The graveyard was consecrated ground, and the coffin was placed upon the ground so that it would take the final blessing from the consecrated earth.
Kilmaleery:- Ancient Church ((photo))
About half a mile from the church on the Rhinanna road is Kilmaleery well. This well was at one time on the hill-top. A woman washed clothes in it, and on the following morning it was found at the bottom of the hill.
Mr William Burke who lives nearby says that fifty years ago the well was put in a state of repair by a man named John Clara. People, he says, came on St John's Eve to do "rounds" and they remained all night. Crutches were left behind by some pilgrims.
Subsequently the well closed in and only a little arch was visible. William Burke then made wooden cross and placed it over the site. The late
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2019-02-19 21:55
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by carts. They always have a lot of asses. When they aew camping they tie them to the hedges some of them tie their feet together.
They travel in bands. Their names are the Hanley's and the Dinnegas they travel together, and the Donoghues and the Gavins go together. Those are the best known about Mullingar. There are others too but they are not as popular as the rest, namely the Joyces, the Mulligans and the Rattigans. They dont come round here much at all they stay near Tullamore.
They always come back for the fairs and the races. The men sells poneys and asses and the wome beg
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2019-02-19 21:53
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The bleachyard which was in Mullingar in olden days was situated where Belvedere Terrace is.
They bleached the flax for the people and it was then made into linen. A man named Killen lived in the yard. He was a cooper, and used make churs, tubs, and barrells.
The bleachyard was owned by the O'Callaghan family.
Table-cloths, sheets, towels, also spools. It stretched from the Jail Hill to the river Brosman, the river was also called the divide.
There was a flax market held in the town. After it was stept in the river, then it was taken to be scutched and combed, and lastly the weavers. A man named Sherlock worked there
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2019-02-19 21:52
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One day as Mr. Gladwell was passing a priest in his coach, he put his head out the window to make a mockery of the priest. When he went to pull his head in he could not as the priest had put horns on his head.
Written by Cora Donnelly
Patrick Street,
Mullingar
Collected from Mrs Donnelly,
Patrick Street,
Mullingar.
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2019-02-19 21:50
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against the wall while the other tore up the writs and bade him to swallow them. The other man was telling him to put pins in the pieces as nothing was bad enough for him.
Tithes used to be collected which meant the farmer had to give the tenth part of all he possessed for the support of the protestant clergy. It was collected a tithe proctor in both money and stock, and often people refused to pay it. They were imprisoned for a number of years. Often fights were put up and the people used to be armed with sticks and bottles with often great loss of life.
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2019-02-19 21:47
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A Landlord
The landlord's name was Lord Gradwell. He owned a lot of land in Meath and Westmeath. His ancestors were planted at the time of Cromwell. He had many people evicted for different causes. Some were evicted for not paying the rent within a very short notice. Others were evicted for not voting at elections for the person he wished. Writs used to be pinned to the doors for eviction.
One fair day in Castlepollard on the twenty first of May there was a proctor there delivering writs for evictions, when he was met by two farmers. One seized him and held him up
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2019-02-19 21:43
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A landlord by the name of Captain Featherstone Hough lived at Bracklyn Castle near Killucan, he was a terrible tyrant and was responsible for many evictions. He was shot one day when he was coming home from Dublin after getting papers to enable him to evict people from their homes.
He got his coach at Killucan and the horses trotted half-way until they came to a steep hill at which they stopped. Just then a man stepped out from behind a bush and riddled the Captain with bullets.
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2019-02-19 21:42
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collected by the bailiff. Any person who did not pay the tithes were shot. The agents were sometimes shot.
On a Winter's day about 1805 Bobbie Bawn evicted a poor tailor named Dalton, who lived in Moyvore. People would have taken pity on them but were afraid of being evicted themselves for showing sympathy.
On the night of the eviction Rochford was driving home in his coach when his horses were fired at. Next day Dalton was arrested and tried by Rochford in Mullingar. He proved not guilty but was comdemned. Rochford swore he knew
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2019-02-19 21:42
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The landlord was called "Bobbie Bawn".
His real name was Mr Rochford. He was landlord of the land adjoining Levington park. The old people say he was the world's worst. Both evictions and plantations took place in his time. The evicted people took shelter in stables or where they could.
He was a descendant of the Cromwellion Puritans. The land was divided under planters and let in short leases to Catholics and when the leases were up they would not renew them. They were sub-divided amoung members of the family. On marraige each person got a portion.
The tenants compelled to vote for the Protestant Gentry. They were evicted from their holdings if they did not. Tithes were collected for the proestant Ger Clergy. They were
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2019-02-19 21:41
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lake. The barrell lifted of the road and went whizzing through the trees and into the lake.
The priest told the man not mention the event to anyone until after his death.
Collected from:
John Meehan
Dysart,
Mullingar
Written by:
Marcella Meehan,
Wysart,
Mullingar
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2019-02-19 21:41
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will never rest easy until he shoots that old Sir Francis". She did say that in a joking manner, but now, this only confirmed the evidence. The death sentence was passed on him and he was hanged in Mullingar. The real conspirators escaped to America. The day of Brian Seery's execution, one of the agents of Sir Francis sent a man out to plough Seery's land, but the man was killed instantaneously in the field by the plough striking a stone.
Sir Francis found out later that the man hanged for the attempted murder was innocent. He flew
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2019-02-19 21:36
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There were many machines their each used for different purposes. One for sewing in the buttons another for plain sewing and another for button holes.
Miss Garland was fore-woman and when the factory was closed she went with it to the Dublin Company who still has it and Miss Garland is still fore-woman.
Written by
Bridie Gillick
Mount St.,
Mullingar.
Collected from
Mrs. Murphy,
Patrick St.,
Mullingar.
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2019-02-19 21:33
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there.
Kilmaleery (Cill mo laigaire)
Kilmaleery is situated on a hill overlooking the Fergus about 2 1/2 miles from Newmarket. Only a small portion of the church remains.
When a burial takes place in Kilmaleery the coffin is laid upon the ground at a certain spot in the graveyard prior to its being placed in the grave. Some call it "the last salute".
Mr Dan Halloran of Stonehall explains the custom thus. When a native of the district died the coffin was taken into the church to have the burial-service read over it. When a person who was not a native of the district was being buried the coffin was placed on a spot outside the church.
The late Canon O'Dea had a theory that the spot represented the site of the altar of the ancient church, or the nearest point to the altar. The coffin was placed before the altar to have the final blessing imparted. When the Penal Laws closed the churches the coffin was brought as near as possible to where the High Altar once stood.
Mr James Murray of Newmarket
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2019-02-19 21:31
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a nice man and he never evicted anyone. Previous to him a man Higgins was landlord. He was a bad man and he evicted two families in this village during the famine and one family in Beagh, (he owned Beagh also but Kirwans never owned it). The names of the families he evicted in this village were Cullinanes and Morgans and the woman he evicted in Beagh was Máire Ní Cheallaigh who was Michael Naughton of Carrantanlass (who was one of the best story-tellers in Connacht) mother.
There is about 140 acres of land in Carrantanlass and about a hundred acres in Graigue. At the time of the division of the land there were about four families living in Graigue and these people were changed over to Carrantanlass and got land there. The land was divided into fourteen holdings of ten acres.
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2019-02-19 21:31
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A burn is cured by black tea or the [?] of the [?] when the root is scraped and washed and boiled and made into a pulp and put a poultice of it on the burn. Or get a mankeeper or newt and lick him him and then lick the burn.
The rose or [?] is a very bad disease and many a person died from it. The cure for rose is fresh butter and the clippings of a hors'es hoof. Many people know the cure for it but they keep it secret.
Warts are cured by rubbing the milk which is in chicken-weed to them or rub a black snail to them and then put a thread through his eyes and hand him on a [?] [?] brush and as the snail is dying your warts are getting better.
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2019-02-19 21:28
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was asked by a neighbour _ Hacket of Listenhin for a loan of some hay to make a hay drink for a cow which calved. They never give a cow a drink of hay water now, then it was considered a very wholesome drink for a newly calved cow. The hay was put into a pot of water and boiled. Than it was strained and the water given to the cow to drink. To continue story: John Neill went up on a bench to cut the hay with a hay knife and he fell off the bench. He got up a second time and fell and the end of it was that after cutting and giving away the hay due went to bed after going in home and never got up until he died. His brother Mick came home from America to that place or farm and got married. He was still called "the yank Neill" and his song who lives in the same place is known by the name "Yanks Neill" Although he never saw America; and his children too are "the young yanks."
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The last landlady in this village was Miss Anne Kirwan. She was landlady over Carrantanlass and Graigue which joins Carrantanlass and she owned another farm in Headford. She was landlady for about twenty years and she lived in Dublin. Mr Costelloe, Graigue Lodge, was her agent. She never evicted anyone while landlady, but if the agent told her that anyone could not afford to pay the rent she would omit it and send them money to help them.
In 1903 the lands of Carrantanlass were bought out by the 1903 act. Then she sold Graigue and Headford to Costelloe. The Headford lands were bought out later also. Miss Kirwan's father James was landlord previous to her. He was landlord for about forty years. He was well liked by the people and he never evicted anyone although he was a Protestant. He lived in Dublin also and he used to come to Graigue Lodge in May and November to collect the rent. All the tenants used to go to Graigue to pay it.
Previous to James Kirwan his father, who was also James, was landlord. He was also
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2019-02-19 21:21
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"waking" the child by the fire when suddenly an officer in uniform with a sword by his side walked in, took out a gold snuff-box and began to snuff over the child. He offered some to the woman but she was too frightened to accept. He went out crossly banging his sword on the table and floor and when at the door he beckoned at her to follow him. She would not follow. It is thought that he was to show her where the gold was hidden.
Three men and a woman went to search for the gold and when they came near the castle they were met with a fusilade of "scraws" and had to retreat. (Mr James Murray, Newmarket on Fergus.)
The Tocan Fada in Rhinanna is supposed to be haunted. Various apparitions manifest themselves here. Among them is a rather original type, a bald woman. Here also a crock of gold is hidden. A man knocked at the door of a house here one night and told the occupants to come out and he would shew them where the gold was. The woman of the house would not let her husband go, and she told the stranger to put a stick in the ground at the place. Next morning there was no stick. the gold is still
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2019-02-19 21:05
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accompanied the storm. Horses and cattle were found dead in the fields. Houses were destroyed and families were left homeless. The rain fell in torrents, causing the rivers to swell, thus overflowing their banks, filled the houses of the poor, and destroyed their humble dwellings. The thatch also was blown off the houses and the doors were half off the hinges. The evening came and the storm ceased to rage.
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2019-02-19 21:03
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to Irish Cataig "the place of his resurrection".
During the Penal times a priest was "on his keeping" here in Rhinanna. He used to say mass in Kilconry every day. The English came upon him unawares and he escaped with difficuly to Coney island in the Fergus.
He left his vestments and chalice behind him and so he could not say mass upon the island. A Rhinanna woman, however, solved his difficulty. She put the chalice and vestments into a sheaf of corn, placed it upon the water, and it floated across to Coney Island where the priest was waiting to receive it. (Mr Richard Murray, Newmarket)
In Coney island there is an ancient church founded by St. Brendan the voyager. On the shore of Feenish island nearby there is a stone bearing the imprint of two feet. Those are supposed to be St. Senan's footprints. A legend says that the Saint on one occasion jumped from the mainland across the wide river and alighted on this stone.
There is a castle in Feenish near which there is supposed to be hidden gold. A soldier guards the gold. A widow lived in the castle and her only child died. She was
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Whose name is more dear and whose heart can excel
Our own Faithful shepherd loving controller
Father O keefe that in Camross does dwell
Abide by his teaching all through disposed subjects.
Fear not to thread on the line that he draws.
He leads But to freedom and virtue and honour.
And all three combined are the National Cause.
IV;
Too long has our county been misused and trampled.
Too long has our cries of redress been in vain
Our homes tumbled down by the ruthless invader
Our sons drove in exile away oer the main.
But fast is approaching the great day of vengeance.
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Feeling inclined to sleep during the day is a sign of consumption; I remember a fellow pupil of my own, a handsome and very intelligent little girl who died in consumption, and in the beginning before we knew anything was the matter with her she felt very much inclined to sleep in the school and often did so - she was about 16 or 17 years then and died of rapid consumption inherited from her mother.
8. May _ Day Customs: It was and still is the custom for each family to set up a May bush in front of the house for May - Day: this was to bring 'luck' for the year. It (the Bush) consisted of a Sceac trimmed with coloured ribbons and flowers, and it was left there during the month of May. Older Customs: Skimming of the wells early on May morning was done to take other people's butters. Butter used be taken by persons not so long ago. The priest was often brought to read over, the cream in the churn, and he used to bring back the butter.
It was wrong to lend or borrow or give away milk on May Day and unlucky. Here is an incident:
A man named O'Neill living in Ballyneele
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The thunder crashed. The lightning flashed. And the rain fell in torrents.
For days and nights, the old people said that there was signs of a storm, and that whenever the storm would rise, that it would be very fierce. One of the greatest signs of it was when the wild geese were seen flying in direction towards the sea. Morning dawned and the wind blew fiercely over our green isle. Terror and awe soon filled the hearts of the people, when the thunder and lightning
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with the parish Priest. Mike pays [?] marriage fee before it takes place. The amount is estimated on the means [?] the man. The match is usually [?] at the girl's house or in a public house sometimes.
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Stand by Mc Carthy true Irish soldiers. Undaunted he'll lead and undaunted he'll die.
II:
Heed not the voice that denounces our leaders
Our clergy and sons who has ne'er led astray
O Brien and Dillon and brave Michael Davitt.
Unknown to the household of Captain O Shea.
Remember the "soggarts" who led in the run guard
When Ireland had heed of their voice and their blood.
Where were the leaders more reckless and daring
Or who were the men that more faithfully stood.
III:
Come find me a page is the dark days of history.
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producing the bottle of whiskey, gives the father and mother some now and then, to "soften" them as they say. The boy of course refuses any of the whiskey. Then the girl's father inquires of Mike what fortune does he want and he gets "£200" as a reply. The father then says that "£200" was too much for such a small farm. Mike says he will not take less. The "speaker" tries to make the bargain between both parties to the best of his ability. Then he asks if £150 would satisfy him.
The whiskey is again distributed and both agree at £150. Then the "speaker" asks of the money which is to given to the girl. Fortune it is called. So much money is given to her by her parents. Stock or goods is sometimes given as fortune. Then the parties visit the attorney for the assignment. if both are satisfied, or to make arrangments for old or unmarried folk in the house. They get a sum of money and a room in the house while they live. Both parties make arrangements
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the burning was due to a lighted cigarette, which had been thrown carelessly on the ground. The sky seemed on fire, as the sheets of flame had lightened the atmosphere which had rose from the burning clock. Great struggles were made to extinguish the fire, which was of no use. In the morning everything was burned to the ground, and only smoke and blackened ruins remained.
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Brave Upperwoods who were ne've known to falter
From athletic contests when called to the green.
Renowned for your strength your courage and daring and feared by our foe on each field you have been. Come stand side by side with the true sons of Erin.
Stand by the faithful the noble and true.
Ireland needs men like our Upperwoods hurlers
And liberty's dawning by comrade for you
CHORUS;
Then down with discension and traitors of Ireland
Redmond the Tory the thief and the spy
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"Domnac Fést Suas" is the first Sunday of Shrove. Shrovetime usual brings about match-making. The man who wishes to get married sends "account of a match" to a certain girl. We will suppose the man is Mike Murphy and the girl is K. Driscoll. Then Mike chooses a good speaker and takes him with him the girl's house, along with a [?] and a bottle of whiskey.
They generally choose a dark night for this business, so that nobody will know what they are doing [?] the match is made. Then the "speaker" asks Kate's father would he be [?] to give his daughter to Mike in marriage. After hearing of the matter the father makes inquiries about the stock and land and the "speaker" praises everything- how the boy is good steady hard-working fellow and
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One day a boy was coming home from school. It was in the Winter, and it was very stormy and wet, and there was a great flood in the river. As he was crossing a small bridge, he was blown by the wind into the river. The flood was very high, and it took him down the river about half a mile. After a long searching next day by the neighbours of the district, the body was recovered.
About twenty years ago the Co-operative store was burned. It was said that
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(1) When the sun becomes pale, and reddens the Eastern skies bad weather will come.
(2) A close ring around the moon, is a far off storm, and a far off ring around the moon is a close storm.
(3) If the sun sets red in the evening, dry weather will approach.
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chúir sé é in á póca. Núair á bhí an cúlaidh eudhaigh aír d’iarr sé ar an ceannport an Róimh á báinth amhach. Núair á sróich síad an Róimh chúaidh Manús gó dtí an Pápá. Dubhairt sé leis an Pápá gó rabh béirt saghart ag tróidh lé céile fán báile in a rabh séise ‘na chomhnúidhe. Arsá’n Pápá leis, “caidéan sagárt á bhfúil dúÍl agat, an bhúaidh á fágáil agús núair á dubháirt sé ainm an sagárt do’n Pápá. Cúaidh sé ‘na bháile annsín agús dubháirt sé gúr dubáirt an Pápá, gúr ag sagárt Mac Rúaidhre an paroisté.
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Faghail anóis. Dubhairt Manús gúr mhaith leis cúlaid eudaigh a faghail. Thug an céannphort leithróid béag do, ahús dúbairt sé dá n-iarrfheadh féar an t-síopá airgeadh ar bith orbhta, an léitróid béag á cháith ar an talamh. Rínne Manús an rúd sín agús núair á bhí sé ag theacht amhac a’s an t-síopa d’iarr fear án t-síopa an t-airghead aír. Cáith Manús an léithróid béag ar an tálamh agús chúaidh an síopa in aón bládhaire amháin téine. Dubháirt fear an t-síopa da d-thigh leis an téine á cúr a’s gó m-bheadh an cúlaidh eúdhaigh áighe. Tóg Manús an leithroid agús
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bréagh. Annsín chónnaich sé gó rabh sé í méasgh slúag mór daóine úiligh gleastá í g-cotaí déirg. Arsá’n ceannporth dó Manús “cáide an aith á bhfúil dúil agat dúl ann”. “Bá máith líom an Fhráinnc á bháint amhach” arsá Manús. Ar an bómhaite seó bhí síad ag mhárcúidheact ar - cós – an – aired tár an tír. Núair á shróic síad an fáirrghe chúaidh ná g-caiple taráis már bhéadh síad ar an talámh. Sróic síad an Fhráinnc ‘sán déireadh, agús chúaidh síad gó dtí an Páríus. Dubáirt an chéannport dá m-bheadh aón rúd á dhíth ag Manús gó d-tígh leis an rud sín á
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poured in the fat. When the fat got firm they heated it to the fire. In this way they got it out. They then made another candle the same way. The called the fat tallow.
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Oidhche amháin chúaidh féar darbh aínm dó Manús amach ag cúartughadh gamhain dár cáill sé. Núair a bhí sé chómhair á bhéith léath mhile o’n teach chúlaid sé már bhéadh slúagh mór dáoine ag chainnt. D’amharch sé tart, acht ni fháca sé rúd ar bhith. Annsín chúláidh sé gó rabh an rúd dár chúlaidh sé, g radh, “tabháir caphall damhsa”, “tabháir capall damhsa”. Cúaidh an rúd sín ar agaid ar féadh déic m’bomháite, agús arsá Manús annsín, “tabhair capall damhsá”. Ní lúath dó bhí an rúd seó amach a’s á bhéal núair á bhí sé ar á súidhe ar capall
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Cholera is a disease that the people used to get long ago. It was a very bad disease. When the people used to get the disease they had no way of curing it. There was a flag in the corner of Fenlough and whoever would touch the flag would be cured of the cholera. A lot of people went to be cured. Some were cured and more were not. Some people died on the road when they were going to be cured. The flag can be seen in the cemetery in Fenlough.
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Abálta téacht aráis fá d-táobh dé indhíaidh an tróid. Acht níor tháinig síad aráis, agús ón lá sín gó dtí an lá atá, indiú ann, tá an saidhbhréas, ‘ná lúighe í lar an líos. Níor chúlaidh mé fá dúine ar bíth á chúaidh, ag cuartúghadh an saidhbhreas seó, nó déirthear gó bhfúil cath dúbh chosnadh.
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Cúlaidh gach dúine rúd eighínteacht fá áit in á bhfúil crócha óir í b-folach.
Ins an báile talamh atá míse mó g-chomhnúidhe tá líos ann agús síad ná Danáir á bhí ná g-comhnúidhe ins an líos séó. Gach rúd á thug síad ó ná daóine, agús ó gath theach phóbhaill á chúaidh síad fhádh leis, cúir síad ins an líos séó. Núair á bhí síad ag gabháil á thróidh in eadán Brían Bórú d’fágh ná Dánair á bhí ‘sán taobh séó, de’n tír an saíbhreas seó, agús dubháirt síad gó m-bhéadh síad
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down four legs, and pulls back one leg. (Ans. A man, a leg of mutton, a three legged stool, and a dog.)
(9). Once upon a time a boy sent a wire to a girl, how much did it cost him if it read like this. “Miss Florence make haste meet me at the crown hotel yours truly Bob Tanner. (Ans. 8/6½).
Fúartás séo ó mho Uncáil.
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maidhe direach léath, agús ná thigh ná bháile gán brosná.
(Fr. Sé brósna aínm á bhí ar madhadh)
(5). Tá sé tháll, tá sé í bfós, tá sé í g-Conndaé Mhí – ná – G-Cróis, tá sé ar léach Mhí – ná – Dónn, agús í g-cóill Mhí – ná – méasg.
(Fr. An Grían)
(6). What does a well finished shoe want. (Ans. One to match it.)
(7). Black and white and read all over. (Ans. a newspaper.)
(8). In comes two legs with one leg, leaves down one leg, on three legs, in comes four legs, and lifts up one leg. Up jumps two legs, knocks
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(1). h-ithchí, h-atchí, táobh astóigh dé’n claoidhe, h-itchí, h-atchí, taobh amúigh dé’n claoidhe, dá m-bainfhéa gréimh ar h-itchí, h-athchí, bainfínn h-itchí sgréadh a’s. (Fr. Cúll Faithe.)
(2). Ceathrár ar ríth, céatrár ar chrith, béirth ag déanamh n-doláis agús lobín ar deireadh (Fr. Bó.
(3). Cúaidh mé ‘ná cóille ‘s fúair mé é. Súidhe mé síos dhá chúartughádh, agús thúgh mé ná bháile líom nó ní thúgh mé é á fhághail. (Fr. Déalgh in mé cós.)
(4). Gábh ná bhéidh maidhe chám nó
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Long ago people made Potatoes cakes, barley cakes, and oaten cakes, and had them to eat.
They baked them on big griddles over big blazing fires. They did not ate flour cakes at that time, but they ate those kind of cakes. The people have no griddles now, they have bake pans to bake the bread in.
All those things are gone out of use now. The people do not eat this kind of bread now.
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Candles were made by people in years gone by.
They were made from mutton fat. Which was melted and poured into a mould shaped like a candle, with a wick fastened at the top, and pulled through the centre. When the mould got cold the candle was made.
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Long ago the ould people used to make their own pipes.
They used to go out an look for a big brier root, an they used to leave it to season for a couple of days. They then used to make it oval shaped. They they boured a big hole in the top and they used to boure another small one in the shank and the the pipe was made.
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Long ago the people used flails to thresh the corn instead of threshing engines which they use at present.
To make those flails too bits of stick were first got. Each of these was a yard long one was called the Handstaff and the other was called the Booleaum.
The Handstaff was caught in the hand and the Booleaum was used to thresh the corn. Two pieces of leather which were called leaps. were bradded around one and of each stick. Two pieces of leather called the Middle Bands were then placed over these. These bands were then joined together and then the flail was made. There is a small farmer living near my house named Myles Noctor who still uses a flail.
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The Hidden Treasure of Carrigroe.
I got this story from,
Mr James O'Sullivan
Carrogroe, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Age 70 years. Farmer. Born at Carhoo, Timoleague. Spent his live in Carrigroe.
He heard the story from the old people of the district.
Date of writing in this book 29:10:1937
The Story
There is a certain field on the lands of James Sullivan of Carrigroe called the Killeen and in it a treasure is supposed to be hidden. There are about fifteen little mounds like graves there and in the centre of these there is a circle of stones. In that circle grass never grew. Under the stones the treasure is supposed to be hidden.
One day a man went working is this field and he became crippled. Some time after that another man went working there and
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was cut and stooked. He always said that it was the neatest and best done job he had ever seen since or before.
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which was very slow. He went out one morning very early to make a start, and as he passed by the forth he said, "if there is any, help there now it was never more wanting." He started to reap a set of wheat and as he booked behind him he saw fifteen men with a hook each coming out of the forth. Each man took a set and started to reap. Out came ten women and started to bind. Next came two men and started to stook. At about nine o'clock in the morning the work was finished. The crowd dissappered in the forth and the man went in to his breakfast. His wife got a great surprise wen he told her the field of wheat
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I'm sure Micky Miland is jovial and silent He never was violent, he got the applause He is skillful in toiling, therefore I will style him The Heaven's may guide he's just in each cause He's free from ambition, I hope from perdition. No superstitions this man do dissuade He has many well wishers in Ireland and Britain SO standing or sitting I give him the sway. He is no oppressor but a man of discretion His funny expressions are pleasant and gay If he had a treasure he'd spend it with pleasure His heart beyond measure he is inclined to pay. In drinking his liquors he toasts the Bromwickess They'll know they were wicked the last judgement Day The wrath of God bursting will down to hell curse them When taking his walte his foes he'd subdue He's able to wrestle and famous to jostle I would make your eyes dazzle to see what he'd do. He makes great practice of rhymes and accrossties Although being fantastic, great men he'd out do. His virtues surpasses some different classes [to] out country lasses, he once bid adieu. How lines I invented as a token of friendship
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ina chómhnuidhe ann i dteach beag. Fear mór reamhar a b'radh Séamus. Tá an cnoc suidhte tuairim is ceathramha de mhíle ó mo theach i gCeathramha
an tSean Lios, Ceathramha na Lathaighe, Tuaim.
Gort na gcupáin It was called that name because dock leaves used to grow in it and and form the shape of cups. The field is situated in Carrantanlass, Brownsgrove, Tuam
Co. Galway and in the barony of Dunmore.
Duddy's Field This field is situated in Graigue, Brownsgrove, Tuam. It
was called this name because a man named Duddy who was a herd for Costellow's of Graigue had a house in that field.
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Once upon a time there was a man living in Rosmoylan named Michal Ward. There was a forth in his land. One harvest he had a crop of wheat growing beside the forth. The wheat was over ripe and there was no help to be hot. In those days there was no way of reaping but with a hook
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is not known as far as I could find out.
There is another old fort in a place called Strangefort about three miles from the town of glenamaddy. The old people call it Uos na zCaorsc. It is what the people used to steal sheep from the surrounding districts and hide them in that fort. The old people think that it is from the stealing of the sheep by the people that this fort got it name Uos na zCaorsc.
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nach rabh fhios aca caidé hí siad ag rádh leigeadh amach iad.
Phill siad na bhaile agus a seacht sáith de'n Bhéarla aca.
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There is a fine fairy fort in Milford in Myarveys land. It is called a fort, and the field it is in is called the Fort Field. IT is circular in shape built round with earth and some big stones. Lights are sometimes seen by people near the fort. I heard a person saying once "that there was a man found dead about twenty yards from the fort and "that he was buried in it with some big stones on top of where he was buried" The mans name
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Chongbhuigh fear de'n triúr cuimhne ar na focla seo. Shiubhail siad leo giota eile gur casadh ortha fear a bhí ag rádh "two and sixpence."
Chongbhuigh an darna fear cuimhne ar seo. Shiubhail siad giota maith eile gur casadh ortha fear a bhí ag rádh "the sooner, the better." D'imthigh leo an tríomhadh h-uair, agus níór bhfada go dtáinig siad fhad le fear síonta maol marbh ar thaobh an bhealaigh mhóir.
Sheas siad ag coimhead air, agus gan mhothughadh tháinig na saighdiúirí aníos. D'fhiafruigh siad do'n dara fear "who killed the man." "us three" arsa'n chéad fhear. D'fhiafruigh siad do'n dara fear "what did you kill him for?" "two and sixpence" ar seisean. Dubhairt na saighdiúirí go dtábhairfeadh siad iad chun phriosúin. hal ars' an tríomhadh fear "the sooner, the better."
Tugadh 'na phriosúin iad, acht ní thiocfadh a dhath a dhéanamh ortha mar
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period in 1911. It lasted from May until September.
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There was a great wind storm in the year 1903. This storm occured on the 26th February. The storm began at nine oclock at night and it lasted until four oclock the next morning ------ a period of seven hours. This storm did a great deal of damage. It blew down houses, sheds and trees.
There was a great wind storm in 1839, on the 6th January. This storm did a great deal of damage in the district. There was an old woman named Mary Hamill who lived alone. The storm blew her house down on top of her and she was found dead the next day.
During a severe thunder storm there was a man ploughing with two horses in a field in the district. He was struck by lightning and he and the two horses were killed.
There was a great drought
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by cocks of hay. And some of them sleep on a bag on the hearthstone. They do not have food with them. The family that most often visit our home are the sweeneys. They come mostly for fair days.
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Traveling people still call to our home. These people have been doing do for many years. All the travelling folk I heard of was Biddy Maker, Mick Fleming, Maipe Bodkin, Nancy Grinley, Winnie Bunningham and Simmon O Donnell. These people used to sell lsmall articles such as bootlaces, tiepins and needles. People used to buy from them. They got their supplies from wholesale shops. Some of those travellers were welcome. They slept in barns or
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Páirc Clais a dhaill Tugadh an t-ainm sin air mar tá clais ag ceann na páirce ina mbíodh dall ina chomhnuidhe ann i dteach beag. Tá sé suidhte i gCeathramha an tSean Lios, Ceathramha na Lathaighe, Tuaim, Co. na Gaillimhe.
Gort Geárr Tugadh an tainm sin air mar tá gort gearr ag ceann amháin de. Tá sé suidhte taobh amuigh de mo theach i gCeathramha an tSean Lios, Ceathramha na Lathaighe, Tuaim, Co. na Gaillimhe.
Gort Cnapach Tá sé suidhte i gCeathramha an tSean Lios freisin. Tugadh an t-ainm sin air mar bhíodh tortáin nó clocha beaga ann fadó. Tá sé suidhte taobh amuigh de mo theach i gCeathramha an tSean Lios, Ceathramha
na Lathaighe, Tuaim, Co. na Gaillimhe.
An Móinín Tugadh an t-ainm sin air mar baineadh móin ann tuairim is seachtmhó bliadhain ó shoin. Saothruigheadh an talamh ina dhiaidh sin agus talamh maith
atá ann anois. Tugimíd an t-ainm sin air fós. Tá sé suidhte i gCeathramha an tSean Lios, Ceathramha na Lathaighe, Tuaim, Co. na Gaillimhe.
Gort Buidhe Tá sé suidhte i gCeathramha an tSean Lios, Ceathramha na Lathaighe, Tuaim. Tugadh an tainm sin air mar bhíodh alán bláthanna buidhe ag fás ann.
Cnucán Sheamuis Uí Mára. Tugadh an tainm sin ar an gcnoc seo mar bhí fear darb ainm Séamus Ó Múra
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There is a rock about a hald a mile out from the Galley Head Lighthouse which a ship by the name of the Gazzee struck and was drifted in on the strand at the Corlane. The name of the Rock is the Doolig Rock. The ship had a cargo of coal which also came up dry on the strand so that the people of the locality had coal enough to last them for several years. All of the crew were saved.
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Bhí triúr fear na gcomhnuidhe i n-áit éigin i dTír Chonaill. Chá raibh Béarla ar ith aca, agus d'imthigh siad go h-Albain dá fhoghluim. Ar dul 'na tíre sin dóibh, shiubhail siad leo, agus casadh ortha fear a hí ag cainnt le dhá fhéirmeóir.
Dubhairt fear aca "us three."
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sé agus bullán goidhte aige. "Cá tá an diabhal rin ag déanadh annsin agat?" a deir sé. Sean bhean bhocht í atá ag iarraidh loisdín agus ní innséotha sí sin tada ort arae ní feice sí tada annseo ach ár gcuid ce, cneasta féin. Marbhuig sé an bullán agus chuip sé lán poca de síos a bruith . Nuair a bhí sé níos thug sé tada dá máithair ná don bean bocht. Ach ghoid an máthair píosa uaidh agus rhug sí ruainne,rúinne dón bhean bhocht.
Nuair a bhí sé ina lá d'imigh leí go ifir teach an fhir araibh an culaith bpéidín air. Tháinic sí isteach san teach agus bhí bean an tíghe an fháilceainail roimpi. Dubhairt sí nach bfaca sí aon bhean bhocht le fada an lá cheana. Nuair a táinic an mac isteach dubhairt sé " céad míle fáilte roimat, teigi teirgh síos 'cuig a' teine agus téith tú féin tá d tú dállruigte. A mathair tabair neart le n-ithe agus le n-óldon créatúr " Nuair a bí sé ag imtheacht lár na...
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There was a snow storm in Termonfeckin on the 11th March 1937. It was just as bad on the sea and the land. It blew a ship from the Irish sea. The name of the ship was the "Andes." The snow was about three inches deep. It lasted for one day and one night.
The big wind of 1839 started the day before 6th January. It lasted the whole night and the next day. It took roofs of houses and blew down trees.
There was a flood in this district in 1935. It flooded fields and many sheep were drowned in it.
There was also a big wind in the year 1904. This also did a lot of damage. It blew down the Protestant Church spire. There were bits of it found on Termonfeckin strand.
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chun toigh.
Cuireadh annsin í agus bhí Seán bocht iongantach mío-shásta leis fhéin.
Cúpla lá i na dhiaidh sin chuaidh na páistí amach aríst.
Nuair a bhí siad ag dul suas tarraingt ar an árd chonnaic siad an bhó a bhí marbh ag dul thart ar an árd. D'imthigh siad leó ag rith annsin. Agus iad ag sgairtidh "siud an bhó dhubh." Suid an bhó dhubh."
Nuair a chuaidh siad suas go dtí an t-árd ní rabh bó ar bith le feiceáil aca. Tugadh "Árdan na Bó Duibhe" ar an áit ó shoin.
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Sunken Ships
Got from adults over thirty years
07:12:1937
One of the saddest tragedies of the Eurpean war was the sinking of the Lusitania in the year 1915. She was returning from America and was near reaching her destination when a German submarine torpedoed her a few miles off the Old Head Of Kinsale because it was suspected by the German that she was carrying war materials as they did not want her to land any at the English ports. Several on the Irish coast witnessed the tragic scene. The press account given about it was very sad. The little babies some only twelve months old that were on the ship had to be lowered into the life-boats. They had only twenty minutes to do all this work and it was many that perished.
The Norwegion was wrecked in the month of April 1916 between Dirk and the Red Strand. She was torpedoed and then struck the Black-Rock. She had a general cargo and was going to Queenstown.
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Séan. Bhí teach comhgarach de agus bhí páistí ins an dá theach agus nuair a thiocfadh siad na bhaile ó'n sgoil tráthnóna chuirtí amach iad a choimhéad an eallaigh.
Nuair a rachadh siad amach bhí ardán mór ag bárr páirce Sheáin agus bhíodh na páistí ag déanamh siopa agus toighe beaga ag bun an árdáin. Lá amháin bhí siad amuigh agus bhí bó dhubh ag Seán. Chonnaic siad í ag tarraingt ortha. Chuaidh sí thart ar an árdan agus síos an pháirc agus níór stad sí de'n rása sin gur ghlan sí na claidheacha de léim agus go dteachaidh sí isteach thíos i gcúl toigh Sheáin agus gur briseadh a muineál. Chonnaic a comharsan é. hí páistí Sheáin iongantach sganrigh agus ní thiocfadh siad anuas
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sky appeared a blackish blue colour. The lightning was very severe. Many houses were burned. Cattle and sheep were killed in the fields. The storm lasted for two hours.
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There was a very severe wind storm some years. It was in the month of February. The storm was on a Wednesday and it lasted for three hours. It began in the middle of the day. All that morning the sky appeared very red and wild looking. The storm tore trees up by the roots. It wrecked many ships at sea.
There was a big wind storm in the month of January 1839. This storm lasted for two days. It knocked down houses, trees and hedges. It blew the water out of rivers and ditches. It drove boats and ships upon the rocks and wrecked them. The storm left a great many people homeless. It knocked the steeples of the churches in Termonfeckin. It knocked most of the Protestant Church down.
Over twenty years ago there was a severe thunder storm. When the storm was approaching, the
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hand became crippled and remained so for six months. The field is guarded by two pigeons and on one ever went looking for the treasure.
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The Hidden Treasure of Carrigroe.
I got this story from,
Mr James O'Sullivan
Carrogroe, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Age 70 years. Farmer. Born at Carhoo, Timoleague. Spent his live in Carrigroe.
Hie heard the story from the old people of the district.
Date of writing in this book 29:10:1937
The Story
There is a certain field o the lands of James Sullivan of Carrigroe called the Killeen and in it a treasure is supposed to be hidden. There are about fifteen little mounds like graves there and in the centre of these there is a circle of stones. In that circle grass never grew. Under the stones the treasure is supposed to be hidden.
One day a man went working is this field and he became crippled. Some time after that another man went working there and
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There was a great thunder storm about 25 years ago. It is said a man and two horses were killed owing to the lighting. This was in the month of June.
There was a great wind storm about fifty years ago. It blew the spire of the Protestant church. It lasted for three days.
There was a big flood in Termonfeckin about ten years ago. It flooded the houses and it nearly drowned all the people.
There was a big snow storm about sixty years ago. It lasted for a week. It happened in the month of February. It caused great trouble.
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"Battling" the Straw
When the thrasher has a big heap of straw thrashed around him, he puts it out of his way by 'battling' it. This is how he does it.
He gathers a big armful of straw between his breast and his knees. Then he puts one arm around one of the ends and gathers it together and makes a sort of rope from it. He then does the same with the other end and ties both together. Bunches like these are called 'battles'. Then he piles them in one corner of the barn. These 'battles' can be carried from the barn to the byre and stable without losing any of the straw.
3-2-'38 James Conaghan
Letter
Rang VIII
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There is an old house in Raheela. The people who lived in it were Dockreys. All the old houses in former times were thatched. The thatch was procured from oat straw.
The bed was placed in the corner of the kitchen, and it was called the presty. The fireplace was placed in the gable end. In some old houses, it was placed in the corner, and against the sidewall. The front of the chimney was made of mortar and stones.
Many houses had no glass for the windows and shutters were used instead of glass. Old floors were made of clay. There were no boards or cement floors in former times. Half doors were very common in former times. Turf and wood were used for the fire. The old method that was used for light was candles, dips, splinters and also rushlights were used.
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strong cord. Some men thrash on a thrashing board and others do not.
Two sheaves are laid on the board and the man swings the flail over his head and comes down with a whack on the sheaves. This beating takes the corn off the sheaves. After a while the sheaves are turned and when the corn is all off he ties the two sheaves together. This is how thrashing is done with a flail.
2-2-'38 Hubert Doherty
Rang VIII
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house. This building contained many windows.
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In the year 1936 there was a house burned near Termonfeckin. This house was newly build.
This burning disaster occured from a burning chimney. In the chimney there were wooden rafters which caught the fire.
This disaster happened at four o'clock on a Sunday evening the 12th of November.
The weather was calm and dry and the fire kept lighted. Many neighbours and other men tried to quench the fire but they was not successful.
The fire lasted the whole night and the building was burned to the ground.
This house which was burned belonged to a very old family named Mongormety. The people who live in this house are Leylands.
This building was a three story house and was built of stone.
The fire could be seen for miles off. On the main road to Drogheda this building can be seen from the road. There are many trees growing around the
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A Flail
In Urris a flail is used by the people for thrashing. A flail is a simply made article because it is made from two sticks. The longer one is about five feet and is called the hand-staff and the shorter about three feet namely the 'soople'.
The 'soople' must be made from a strong tough hazel stick because it must stand against a lot of beating. A hole is made through the hand-staff near the end and a rope is put though the hole and spliced on to the 'soople' and tied tightly with a
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agents belonging to the Government from the people living on the land. The tithes were collected in money. They did not resent their collection. Battles were not fought on account of them.
If the landlord called on his tenants, they would have to leave their own work no matter what they were engaged at, and work for them, ploughing the land, and sowing the crops, and cutting their turf. They also had to rear dogs for them.
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Lord De Freyne was the local landlord, but he is dead now. There is no landlord now, and the commissioners are the head of the land. The family had settled in the District about two hundred years ago.
He was looked upon as a good landlord. There were many evictions carried out in the District but there were no plantings. The evicted people had to go on the road but some of them were let in again after some time.
They came into possession of the land because they bought it from lord Ullin. The land was divided into farms when he died, and some before he died. In former times the land was taken from the poor farmers, and bought over by the English. The farms were not sub-divided among members of families , but given to the oldest one.
The landlord exercised no special powers over his tenants. They were punished for trivial acts.
Tithes were collected in the District in former times. They were collected by
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day. The farmers wives used go only couple a times a year because some one should stay at home.
From Denis Burke Maureen Burke
Sandescove Sandescove
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stone. He did so and was cured. There are three stones in this ancient churchyard. One has the outline of a man's face quite clearly imprinted upon it. Another bears a rather blurred imprint of a face. The third bears no imprint. Legend has it that they represent three monks. The clear imprint is that of the monk who kept the Faith: the blurred image is that of the monk who was rather lukewarm in his belief, while the stone without an image represents the monk who lost the Faith.
Kilconry (Cill Chunara). (Photo)

KILCONRY (CILL CHUNARA)
Kilconry is in Rhinanna about four miles from Newmarket on Fergus. Cill Chunara is the correct name. It was founded by St. Conaire, and from its appearance one would conclude that it is co-eval with Tuaim Fhionn Loca. Conara is supposed to have been
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How the people from this district old their farm produce.
Long ago the people used to take their farm produce to Cork to sell them. Some farmers that had a lot of butter for sale used to take it to Cork to sell it they used to take it once a fortnight. They used to leave their homes the night before so that they would be in time for the market in two days time because it took a long time to go in horses and cars. They used to get about sixpence a lb. for the butter. Then the people that had only a few pounds for sale sold it to the small shops around that took it to Cork. They used to take their eggs fowl and potatoes and anything they had for sale. They used to take some thing with the butter every
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in Co.Limerick, the home of the Smiths. The daughter of the house dressed in Irish frieze and wearing hob-nailed boots was put upon the scale of a large balance, and gold was put upon the other pan till it weighed her down. Thus did the lord get his bride and her weight in gold. (Mr R. Moloney, Newmarket on Fergus)
Colpoys kept a pack of hounds, on the Ballycar road. One night there was a great dinner. Everyone was drunk including the huntsman. With clothes bespattered with soup he went to feed the pack when the festivities were over. He fell asleep in the Kennels and in the morning nothing remained but two hunting boots and tattered clothes.
(mr R. Moloney, Newmarket on Fergus)
The Fenians of Quin brought their guns from Limerick home through Tradree. Mr Clune the leader is still alive, and he related the incident to Mr. Moloney.
They went with loads of hay and returned with canvas bags full of arms. On their way they mey a girl to whom they gave a seat. She handled some of the bags and quickly found out their contents. She was
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no headway in the restoration of the language has been made. Some sixty years ago Moghane was entirely Irish-speaking, and now there is left Pat Buckley the only one of the old stock who can speak Irish.
The call of the G.A.A. however found a ready response in Tradree, and enthusiasm is unabated with the passing of the years. Hurling and Handball are now played though some fifty years ago the parish had one of the finest in Eir the Dalgas. There were some notable track athletes also : Dr. Murray, the late Father M. McGrath, Mr Tom ONeill, Pat Clara (RIP) and the late Mr Bennett of Ballycar.
A copy of the letter written in 1886 by Michael Cusack to Mr W. Halpin of Concnagon may be of interest. I have coped it from the original through the Courtest of Mr. Cormac Halpin, Cnocnagon.
The Gaelic Athletic Association,
4 Gardiners Place,
Dublin
November 4th 1885
Dear Mr. Halpin,
The Archbishop's suggestion will be carried out to the letter, but of course the
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Old Shops
There was a shop in Dunowen about eighty years ago. The name of the owner was James Donovan. He was selling flour, meal, tobacco, nails and iorn. It was a very big shop, nearly as big as any shop now.
There was another shop in Ballinoe, where Paddy Mehigan's land is now. It was owned by a man named Paddy Connolly. It was a small shop. He was not selling very much, only salt, breadsoda, and bread.
From Michael Sullivan, Joe Sullivan
Farran Farran
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brigde leis faoi Dia agus gur fuair sé bás ar crosóg ag chur inúl do rith sí amach agus thóg sí isteach luachra agus rinne sí crosóg de.
D’fán sí leis annsin gur fuair sé bás. Tháinig an nós sin síos ó gluin go gluin agus sin é an fáth gur ndéanann na daoine crosóg Brighde.
Déanann mo athair crosóg anocht. Fadó nuair a téigheadh siad amach geibheann siad uibheacha. Anois tá airgead ag teasdáil uatha. Ní raibh mé amuigh ariamh agus ní raibh mé amuig aréir.
Tháinig an sagart go dtí an sgoil agus dubhairt sé nach ceart dul amach. Ba ceart do na buachaillí na cailiní a leigint amach. Tá Lá Féile Stiopán le haghaidh na buachaillí. Bhí an oidhche an dona aréir agus ní raibh buachaillí ná caíliní amuigh leis an mbrideóg.
Seán Mac Niallaig,
Baile an gairdín,
An Pháirc,
Caisleán an Bharraigh,
4/2/1938.
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An Bhrídeóg
Bhíonns na buachaillí agus na cailíní thart leis an bhrídeóg.
Bhíonn siad gleásta go deas.
Bhíonn turnap mar cheann ar an bhrídeóg aca. Bhíonns sean gioblacha orra féin agus tuighe coirce thart timcheall orra.
Téigeann siad ó teach go teach agus chuireann muinntir an tighe fáilte rómpa.
Bíonn an spórt aca ag damhsadh.
Deirigh bean an tighe agus chuireann sí bhirán i mbrollach na bhrídeóga.
Crosog brídhge
Déannann muinntir an tighe crosóg de tuighe agus chuireann siad é suas ar na fraithreacha nó ar an maide ceangail. An fáth gur ndéanann siad é. Chun an teach agus muinntir an tighe a chur faoi coimirce brigde, ar feadh na mbliadhna.
Bunús na crosóige
Bhí Naomh bríghde amuigh oidhche amháin bhí sí ag dul thar teach. Chuala sí cneadghail cuaidh sí isteach bhí sean fhear in a aonar agus bhí sé ag fághail bháis. Páganach do beadh é agus dubhairt Naomh
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Oidhche Feile brighide (Bean Uí Dhiscín)
Le tuitim na h-oidhche tagann fear a tighe go dtí an doras le punann tuighe agus deireann sé na foclai seo trí h-uaire.
“Téidhighidh ar bhur glúnaibh
Agus fosglaighidh bhur súilibh
Agus leig isteach brighid”
Freagrann muinntir an tighe é gach uair
“Sé do bheatha a bhean croidhe!”
Déantar croisíní den tuighe annsin agus cuirtear faoi na ratai iad.
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deiridís go bpósfad siad. Bíodh cluiche eile aca leis. Gheibhidís trí báisiní agus chuiridís ar an mbórd iad, bíodh cré istig i cheann aca, uisce sa dara ceann agus fáinne sa tríomhadh ceann. Annsan chuiridís píosa éadaig ar aghaidh duine éigin agus bíodh air dul timcheall an búird trí uaire agus annsan a lámh do chur isteach i gceann aca.
Dá gcuirfeadh sé isteach i mbáisín an fháinne é deiridís go bpósfadh sé sar a mbíodh an blian críochnuigthe. Má gcuirfeadh sé isteach i mbáisín an uisce é, deiridís go ragadh sé thar sáile, agus i mbáisín an cré go bhfaigeadh sé bás sar a mbíodh an blian i leath-taoibh. Nuair a bhíodh siad tuirseach de’n spórt shuidhidís i n-aice na teine agus bíodh na daoine- aosta ag innsint sgéalta dóibh.
Cáit Ní hEachthegeirn
Tullach
Cill Orglan
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Oidhche Samhna
Bíodh mór spóirt ag na daoine fadó nuair a thagadh Oidhche Samhna. Nuair a thagadh an tráthnóna théigeadh na daoine go dtí na ubhall-ghort agus ceannuigidís a lán ubhl ann. Dheinidís cístí des na h-ubhla agus bíodh siad aca i gcóir an tae an oidhche san. Gheibidís báisín uisce agus chuiridís ubhal isteach ann agus bhídís ag iarraidh é thabhairt amach le’n a mbéal.
Nuair a bhíodh déire leis an cluiche san aca geibhidís cnótha agus chuiridís dá chnó isteach sa teine.
Chuiridís ainm buachalla agus cailín ar na cnótha, agus dá léimfeadh ceann aca as an dteine deireadh na sean-daoine ná phósfadh an beirt sa an blian sin. Ach dá fhánaidís le chéile
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siamsa aca san oidhche.
Seo an fáth go mbíonn siad comh anuas ar an ndreoilín mbocht. Fadó nuair a bhí na saighdiúirí ar thóir Naoimh Stiopháin tháinigh an dreoilín anuas ar an dtor in a bhí Naomh Stiopháin i bhfolach. Thosnuigh sé ag cantain agus do chuala na sighdiúirí é agus do thánaghadar go dtí an tor agus do fuaireadar Naomh Stiopháin agus do mharbhuigheadar é.
Tá sgéal eile leis i dtaobh an dreoilín, agus seo mar deireann na sean-daoine :- Nuair a bhí an leanbh Íosa ag teicheadh ó Hearóid, chuaidh sé féin agus a mháthair agus Naomh Seósamh tré ghort in a raibh na fir ag cur cruithneachtan. Ar feadh na h-oidhche d’fhás agus d’aibig an cruithneacht agus ar maidin lá ar na mbárach bhí na fir á baint. Tháinig na saighdiúirí agus
chuireadar ceist ar na fir oibre ar tháinigh an tighearna an treo seo agus cathain? D’freagadar gur thánaghadar nuair a bhíodar ag cur an cruithneacht sin. Bhí an dreoilín ag éisteacht agus d’osgail sé a ghob agus dubhairt sé “Is indé do thánaghadar an treo seo”
Ainm:- Nora Ní Airthnéadaigh.
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-02-19 17:13
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mar marbuigheann siad an dreoilín an lá san agus gheibheann siad tor chuilinn agus chuireann siad an dreoilín ar an dtor. Annsan gheibhinn siad ribíní páipéir de gach dath agus cuireann siad ar an dtor chun é do mhaisiú. Annsan chuireann siad éadaighe éagsamhla ortha féin agus deineann siad a n-aighthe do dhathú.
Fadó san dúthaigh séo do bhíodh gléas ceoil de gach tsaghas ag buachaillí an dreoilín, cur i gcás :- Consertína, orgán béil, ceaintín stáin agus uaireannta sáspáin agus do bhíodh siad a mbhualadh le chéile chun “drum” do dhéanamh ach ní bhíodh anois aca ach orgán béil.
Nuair a bhíonn siad ullamh roineann siad in a ngasraí agus tugann siad cuaird ar gach tigh sa pharóiste. Téigheann siad isteach sa chistin agus deineann siad gréas ceoil agus babhta rinnce do mhuinntir an tighe agus tugann siad san airgead dóibh.
Caitheann siad an lá mar sin ag dul mór-tímcheall an pharóiste ó thigh go tigh ag bailiú airgid do’n dreoilín mar dheadh.
Nuair a bhíonn an lá caithte aca ceannuigheann siad biadh agus deoch leis an airgead a bhailigheann siad agus bíonn fleadh agus
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 17:13
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Old Shops
gnáthbhall (stair)
2019-02-19 17:13
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Tugtar lá ‘le Stiopháin ar an lá i ndiaidh lae Nodlag sé sin an séamhadh lá fichid de mhí na Nodlag. Coimeádtear an lá sin mar gach lá saoire ach níl sé ceangailte ar na daoine dul chun Aifrinn. Eirigheann gach aoinne go moch an maidean sin agus bíonn súil i n-áirde aca le teacht buachaillí an dreoilín.
Tugtar buachaillí an dreoilín ortha
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 17:11
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Old Shops
There were two shops in Ardfield Chapel Cross about sixty years ago. One of them was owned by a woman called Kit Hickey, and the other one which is now owned by the Cochlans was owned by two sisters named Mary and Ellen Hodnett.
Miss Hickey used sell buns called halfpenny tackers, and other small groceries. And the other people used sell penny puffs, sweets and a little groceries. At play-hour some of the children used go to these shops and buy a puff or a tacker.
From Patrick Hurley, Mary Hurley
Little Island.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 17:06
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used go out like a nurse. The name the old people used call her was Granny, or the helping woman. When both of them died, they has four hundred pounds, they (lived) willed it to their family who lived in America.
From: Denis Feen Annie Driscoll
Dunowen Dunowen

Long ago the people who had shops had to go to Cork for their goods, to sell out to the people. There was one shop in Dunowen, and the man, and woman who owned it, used go with their donkey and car two nights beore the market, to Cork.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 17:04
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Do léigh an maisgtreás agus an inghean í agus dubhradar leis an oifigeach an fear a tabhairt chúcha agus do thug.
Do thaithn an fear leó araon agus an sgéal go leir. Dubhradar gur bhé bfhearr ná a chéile. Do mholadar ciall an ríogh i dtaobh a leithéid d'fhear a thoghadh dá inghin. Do rugadar shíos agus shuas air agus d'iarradar ar é deóchadh agus do phóghadh
Do thosnuigheadar lom láithreach ar gach nídh cur i dtreó as do deineadh an pósadh fé mar abhí orduighthe i leitir an ríogh as ní raibh a leithéid de [?] sa ríoghacht le fada roimis sin.
Do bhí an rí i Sasana agus gan aon cúntas aige. Do fuair sé paipéar nuachta agus cad a chídhfheadh sé ann acht pósadh na h-inghíne. Do chroith sé a ceann is dubhairt leis féin gur bhuaidh targaireacht an t-sean-draoi. Do dhuibh is do gormuigh [?] agus do léim sé suas le feirg. Thug sé an leabhair go ndíolfadh an garsún as nuair a sroisfheadh sé féin abhaile.
Do thug sé aghaidh ar an mbaile láithreach bonn agus stiúr múrdail air ach nuair a shrois sé an baile agus d'féach
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 17:02
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used go out like a nurse. The name the old people used call her was Granny, or the helping woman. When both of them died, they has four hundred pounds, they (lived) willed it to their family who lived in America.
From: Denis Feen Annie Driscoll
Dunowen
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 17:02
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hot day and Saint Patrick and the cow felt very dry. There was no well in the field with which to quench their thirst. The walked until they came to the corner of the field. Then the cow made a little hole with her foot. When suddenly a well burst forth. This well is called the "Cowen Well" and the field is called "The Cowen Well Field."
There is another field called "The Bog ". This field was never ploughed. Therefore people say it must be a turf bog.
Long ago when a man was trying to plough the field now called "Glas Clocha" the plough got down too deep into the land and dust flew and nearly blinded the man. He also ploughed skulls up. This field is said to be an ancient graveyard of warriors and the stones mark the burial place of two great chieftains.
There is a well in Baltray called the Hill Well. This well is on top of a hill. Therefore it is called the hill well. On the road to Baltray from Termonfeckin there are six very large trees. These trees are called The Thunder Trees. It is said that a man was killed under these trees one bad day during a thunder storm.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 17:01
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that field there is a spring well.

Bealach an Sidhe
This got its name because long ago a man was coming form the hill it was getting and he was passing through a valley when he saw a crowd of fairies passing him by and from that time it is called Bealach an Sidhe or the way of the fairies.

Pairc Dhúbh
Because in that field the soil is very black.

Coimín Leitreach
There is a flat rock in the south side of the Island and every person who is able to climb up this rock cuts his name into the rock and lots of names are able to be seen there yet.

Racks
There is a certain rock in the hill the shape of a rock and it is said that when the people used to be cutting turf anywhere around it they used come to eat their dinner on it. There is an other rock near in the shape of a table. People who are drawing turf or doing any thing the sits in this rack for it is a very comfortable seat.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 17:00
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to sit on. Every house has a rack. The rack that are in the house a long board with four legs under it and a back in it like a chair but it is not like that.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:59
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that field there is a spring well.

Bealach an Sidhe
This got its name because long ago a man was coming form the hill it was getting and he was passing through a valley when he saw a crowd of fairies passing him by and from that time it is called Bealach an Sidhe or the way of the fairies.

Pairc Dhúbh
Because in that field the soil is very black.

Coimín Leitreach
There is a flat rock in the south side of the Island and every person who is able to climb up this rock cuts his name into the rock and lots of names are able to be seen there yet.

Rocks
There is a certain rock in the hill the shape of a rock and it is said that when the people used to be cutting turf anywhere around it they used come to eat their dinner on it. There is an other rock near in the shape of a table. People who are drawing turf or doing any thing the sits in this rock for it is a very comfortable seat.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:56
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Old Shops
There was a shop situated in Dunowen about one yard away from our house. The ruins remain there always. The owner of it was Mihael Footman. He used to sell one lb of sugar for 2d. One oz tea 2d. A loaf of bread for 2½d. A ½lb soap for a 1d. A box of matches ½d. ½oz tobacco 2½d. 6 skeins of thread for ½d. He was married and had seven. He received the Sacrement of Etreme Unction twenty-five times before he died. He used always kill a pig at Christmas and sell it out in pieces at 4d a lb. His wifee was acting as a midwife woman. She
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:52
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Páirc na Golán
Because there is a stone or a golán standing in the middle of that field.

Pairc na dTig
Because in it are houses under the ground. Those houses were seen when the people were turning Bánn in it they took up some of the flags that were covering it and it is said that priests used stay in those houses during the penal days.

Páirc na Scoile
Long ago the old school the people were going to was in this field. It was an old thatched shed without any desks or chimney. It was situated east on the high road. The people who were going to it used have to sit on stones for desks.

Pairc na dTobar
Because in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:49
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There are many peculiar place names in Baltray. The names are on fields, streams, wells, rocks, old trees and bushes.
Some of these names are taken from their natural characteristics as "the long field" this name is given on account of its being a long field.There are two fields in Baltray called "Garry Homish" and "Glas Clocha". The latter field is so called because of two great stones standing on the top of a hill in the field. Each of these stones are about ten feet in height and growing on these stones is green moss. This is how the field got its name "Green Stones" Glas Clocha.
Nobody knows how the name "Garry Homish" was given to the other field. People say it must be an old Irish word given to the field hundreds of years ago. There is another field called the "Cowen Well Field". It is said this name was given to the field at the time of Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick was leading a cow over this field. It was a very
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:44
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There are several different versions of the wreck of the Joseph Howe in Bere Island. Here is one which I heard from my father.

On the eighteenth of last February,
Just by the break of day,
As I arose and put on my clothes,
To the sea I made my way.
When coming to a seaside cliff
I spied an awful scene
Dashing on the rocks below
Lay a large baigantine
With little hesitation
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:42
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got its name.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:42
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Bac Lághach is situated straight below the school. There is a road leading to that also.

Tráigh na gCeardchan is situated near where the river that separates Ballinakilla from Derrivcreveen goes into the sea.

Deire na Luinge is the name of a rock west near the light-house. It is like the stern of a ship and that is how it got its name.

Here are the names of some cliffs:-

Faill na Bó is situated to west of the island.
Faill na Gabhar is west near the light-house.
Faill Briste is situated to the south of the island.

Faill na dTadhg is situated to the south side of island also. It got its name probably because there was a man whose name was Tadhg living near the cliff.

Oileán na gCaorach is situated outside a slip in Derricreveen. It is a little green island and sometimes the people put sheep out in it. That is why it got its name.

Oileán na Yard is situated west near the light-house. According to Tomás Ó Criomhthan in the Blasket islands, there is a place near an old light-house and it is called Oileán Bun an(?) Yard, and that is probably why this place
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:35
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Long ago the covetous women used to go to the nearest spring well before sunrise on May morning and skim the top of the well across their shoulders and while doing so they mentioned the names of the people whose butter they coveted and in this way they enriched themselves.
People used to guard the butter against an evil spell by putting a pinch of salt in the churn before starting and making the sign of the cross over the butter with the churndash when finishing.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:35
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Old houses
The people in Ardfield long ago made their own houses. Most of them were made of thatch and earthen floors. Most of them were made by themselves. There was a mason living in Brownstone named Michael O Regan. He made many of the houses in Farran. They had big open fireplaces with two holes in each side for holding salt and matches. They had a big hole in the bottom for the chickens. They had hangers for to hang the pots. They had a timber machine in some of the old houses. They used a turnip with a hole in the midle for a candle-stick.
From: Michael Sullivan, Johanna Sullivan
Farran Farran
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:32
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We have a churn at home. It is circular, Butter is made twice a week in summer and according to the supply of milk in winter. It takes about a half an hour to make the churning. The people of this district is somewhat superstitious concerning churning. A woman named Nell Dolan lived in bloonfaught and she had but one cow and she used to sell fifty pounds of butter every week while her neighbors who had several cows had not even enough for themselves but Nell Dolan had been seen in the act of milking cows before sunrise and in this way she worked her charm and obtained for herself the cream off their milk for the year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:29
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because St. Kieran landed on that strand. It is situated below the presbytery. St Kieran was a native of Capeclear and he founded a monastery in Kilkenny and on his way to Kilkenny he landed in this strand.

Trí-Cosa-Chorcáinín is situated almost straight outside Tráigh Chiaráin. It got its name because there are three small rocks standing up straight like three legs of a pot.

Browra is situated a little while to the west of Trí-Cosa-Chorcáinín. It is a long narrow rock.

Rinn na h-Eorna is situated to the west of the village. It is a point out in the sea and long ago there was barley growing there and that is why it got its name - Rinn na h-Eorna. Eorna is the Irish word for Barley.

Rinn na nGolán, is situated in Derricreveen. It got its name because there is a big stone standing in the middle of it. It is an island and the people put cattle out there. There is a road going out to it.

Cé na bPoll is situated at the bottom of a road to the east of the school.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:28
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Shuas i mBaile na Finne tá seal bliadhanta, bhí fear i na chomhnuidhe ann darbh ainm
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:27
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Bhí fear ann aon uair amháin darbh ainm Cormac agus bhí cúpla cú aige. Maidin amháin chuaidh sé amach a sheilg agus tháinig an ceó air. Shiubhail sé leis agus ní rabh fhios aige cá h-áit a rabh sé ag gahail. Sa deireadh chonnaic an cú giarrfhiadh agus d'imthigh sé ina dhiaidh agus d'imthigh an fear i ndiaidh na gconn agus ar maidin fuaireas Cormac an cú agus an giarrfhiadh marbh ag bun na beinne. Tá Beinn Chormaic mar ainm ar an bheinn ó shoin.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:24
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there was a machine or bellows for blowing the fire. The floor was made of yellow earth which was left get dry and hard. The furniture in the kitchen was not like the thing now, it consisted of a table, a few chairs two stools a cupboard and a dresser. The dresser and the cupboard formed a partition between the kitchen and the room which generally had a bed or two in it. Most of the old houses were built in out of the way places, with no garden in fromt but a yard full of manure or green pools.
From: John O Keeffe, Mary O Keeffe
Moneenamucky, Moneenamuckey
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:22
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(Séamus Ó Breanain as Sráith Chaisil a cheap, nuair a chuaidh sé go dtí an Oileán Úr fá thuairim dhá hichead bliain ó shoin. Fuair mé é ó Mháire Ní Thionánaidhe (25 bliain) Mín-an-tSamhaí.)
I measg Sléibhte Thír Chonaill mar seód glas
Tá gleanntán fíor-álainn in a luighe,
'Is fíor-ghrádh mo chroidhe-se do'n bhaoll sin
Ní féidir a choidhche a chlaoidh
'Sé mo ghrádh-sa grádh láidir an deóraidhe
Do'n áit a bhfaca mé an chéad uair an lá,
'N áit a chaith mé le pléisiúr m'óige
Go subhailceach, neamh-bhuartha gach tráth.
A ghleanntáin ghlais ghrianmhar na nóinín,
A bhaile bhig álainn na gcraobh,
A léanta tá breacaighthe le samharcáin,
'S a thigh hig ar imeall an fhraoigh,
Is orraibh-se a mheabhruighim go minic
Cidh gur fada ar shiubhal uaibh ariamh,
Ná ní laigheadann fhad talamh na fairrge
Fíor-ghrádh mo chroidhe na mo dháimh.
Is fíor 'as is fearamhail a mhuintear
A chómhnuidheas go suairceach annseo,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:21
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bring back the son. He went into the house and he told his wife to cook something for him. When he had it eaten he went off walking through the hills and mountains till he came to a man herding sheep.
The man asked him what did he want and the king said he was looking for his son. The man asked him would he know him. The king said he didn't see him for the last year. The man said that he was his son. He told his to go into the house and the owner was the man he was looking for. The first thing he will ask you is "what do you want and you will say you want your son and he will say " Do you know your son" You will say you would know him wherever he would be. Then he will let out a lot of turkeys and give them wheat and the turkeys will begin to eat. One of them will fall and choke and you will say "That is my
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:21
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One night a man by the name of James Ryan was returning from Killaloe. The night was very bright and as it was late he was in a hurry home. He had a donkey and cart to carry his messages. When he came to Foley's Cross a troop of fairies came out of a field near by. They asked him to come in and hurl with them and as he went into the field one of the fairies gave him a hurley. James took off his boots and began to hurl with them.
Two men were going home from their cúaird and they found James' donkey straying around the road but they did not see himself. They searched in all directions and at last they found him in the field. He told them that the fairies had taken him in hurling with them as they were short of a man.
He was shivering with cold as he was half naked and without boots. His friends took him home and he had to remain in bed for a long time.
The man to whom this happened is still living in the parish and is about sixty years of age. He keeps a small shop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:21
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One night a man by the name of James Ryan was returning from Killaloe. The night was very bright and as it was late he was in a hurry home. He had a donkey and cart to carry his messages. When he came to Foley's Cross a troop of fairies came out of a field near by. They asked him to come in and hurl with them and as he went into the field one of the fairies gave him a hurley. James took off his boots and began to hurl with them.
Two men were going home from their cúaird and they found James' donkey straying around the road but they did not see himself. They searched in all directions and at last they found him in the field. He told them that the fairies had taken him in hurling with them as they were short of a man.
He was shivering with cold as he was half naked and without boots. His friends took him home and he had to remain in bed for a long time.
The man to whom this happened is still living in the parish and is about sixty years of age. He keeps a small shop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:21
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One night a man by the name of James Ryan was returning from Killaloe. The night was very bright and as it was late he was in a hurry home. He had a donkey and cart to carry his messages. When he came to Foley's Cross a troop of fairies came out of a field near by. They asked him to come in and hurl with them and as he went into the field one of the fairies gave him a hurley. James took off his boots and began to hurl with them.
Two men were going home from their cúaird and they found James' donkey straying around the road but they did not see himself. They searched in all directions and at last they found him in the field. He told them that the fairies had taken him in hurling with them as they were short of a man.
He was shivering with cold as he was half naked and without boots. His friends took him home and he had to remain in bed for a long time.
The man to whom this happened is still living in the parish and is about sixty years of age. He keeps a small shop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:20
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The old houses of Ardfield
Up to a short time ago there were scarcely any cement houses in the parish of Ardfield.
In the very old houses the walls were built of mud.
The roofs were made of thatch.
There were only one small window in the kitchen and as this showed very little light there was a half-door which was kept open all day. Most of the houses were only one storey high, and if there was a room above, it was very small lighted by a sky-light and this was reached generally by a ladder. There was a large open fireplace in the kitchen where turf and fir were burned. Near the fireplace
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:19
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
One night a man by the name of James Ryan was returning from Killaloe. The night was very bright and as it was late he was in a hurry home. He had a donkey and cart to carry his messages. When he came to Foley's Cross a troop of fairies came out of a field near by. They asked him to come in and hurl with them and as he went into the field one of the fairies gave him a hurley. James took off his boots and began to hurl with them.
Two men were going home from their cúaird and they found James' donkey straying around the road but they did not see himself. They searched in all directions and at last they found him in the field. He told them that the fairies had taken him in hurling with them as they were short of a man.
He was shivering with cold as he was half naked and without boots. His friends took him home and he had to remain in bed for a long time.
The man to whom this happened is still living in the parish and is about sixty years of age. He keeps a small shop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:19
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
One night a man by the name of James Ryan was returning from Killaloe. The night was very bright and as it was late he was in a hurry home. He had a donkey and cart to carry his messages. When he came to Foley's Cross a troop of fairies came out of a field near by. They asked him to come in and hurl with them and as he went into the field one of the fairies gave him a hurley. James took off his boots and began to hurl with them.
Two men were going home from their cúaird and they found James' donkey straying around the road but they did not see himself. They searched in all directions and at last they found him in the field. He told them that the fairies had taken him in hurling with them as they were short of a man.
He was shivering with cold as he was half naked and without boots. His friends took him home and he had to remain in bed for a long time.
The man to whom this happened is still living in the parish and is about sixty years of age. He keeps a small shop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:19
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One night a man by the name of James Ryan was returning from Killaloe. The night was very bright and as it was late he was in a hurry home. He had a donkey and cart to carry his messages. When he came to Foley's Cross a troop of fairies came out of a field near by. They asked him to come in and hurl with them and as he went into the field one of the fairies gave him a hurley. James took off his boots and began to hurl with them.
Two men were going home from their cúaird and they found James' donkey straying around the road but they did not see himself. They searched in all directions and at last they found him in the field. He told them that the fairies had taken him in hurling with them as they were short of a man.
He was shivering with cold as he was half naked and without boots. His friends took him home and he had to remain in bed for a long time.
The man to whom this happened is still living in the parish and is about sixty years of age. He keeps a small shop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:19
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One night a man by the name of James Ryan was returning from Killaloe. The night was very bright and as it was late he was in a hurry home. He had a donkey and cart to carry his messages. When he came to Foley's Cross a troop of fairies came out of a field near by. They asked him to come in and hurl with them and as he went into the field one of the fairies gave him a hurley. James took off his boots and began to hurl with them.
Two men were going home from their cúaird and they found James' donkey straying around the road but they did not see himself. They searched in all directions and at last they found him in the field. He told them that the fairies had taken him in hurling with them as they were short of a man.
He was shivering with cold as he was half naked and without boots. His friends took him home and he had to remain in bed for a long time.
The man to whom this happened is still living in the parish and is about sixty years of age. He keeps a small shop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:19
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One night a man by the name of James Ryan was returning from Killaloe. The night was very bright and as it was late he was in a hurry home. He had a donkey and cart to carry his messages. When he came to Foley's Cross a troop of fairies came out of a field near by. They asked him to come in and hurl with them and as he went into the field one of the fairies gave him a hurley. James took off his boots and began to hurl with them.
Two men were going home from their cúaird and they found James' donkey straying around the road but they did not see himself. They searched in all directions and at last they found him in the field. He told them that the fairies had taken him in hurling with them as they were short of a man.
He was shivering with cold as he was half naked and without boots. His friends took him home and he had to remain in bed for a long time.
The man to whom this happened is still living in the parish and is about sixty years of age. He keeps a small shop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:17
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Tráigh na Cocal got its name because when the water is low there are a lot of small shells on the strand.

Tráigh Gallda got its name because there is an old stone slip near a river and the foreigners used to land there long ago for water. It is from this strand the post-boat goes out to the main-land every morning.

Tráigh Chiaráin got its name
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:17
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field got its name because there was a school in it long ago. The long field because it is a long field. The Brick field is so called because long ago when it was ploughed it was brick clay that was in it.
There is a lane in Termonfeckin and it is called the mad-mans lane because a mad-man lived in it long ago. The lane name Currans lane is because people named Currans lived in it long ago.
There was a tree in the middle of the road and it was cut down and since that it is called the big tree. The thunder trees got their name because there was a man killed under them one thunder storm.
There is a hill in the district called sun-hill because the sun is always shining on it. The hill named Horans hill is called after the people that lived there long ago.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:13
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and drive her away. Nobody has ever looked for this treasure so it is still there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:11
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There is a crock of gold buried in a lane at Cloonagh, Dysart, Co. Roscommon, with two black cats minding it. Nobody can find it except a girl on horseback. If that girl goes while the cats are out she will find it; and if she puts it on the horse's mane, and gallops over the stream near by before the cats return
(28th January 1938.)
she will succeed in taking it away. If they should return while she is digging up the gold they would attack her,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:11
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the centuries, as it is little damaged notwithstanding that 4 (four) Fairs in the year used to be held in the same field up to about 100 (one hundred) years ago. It seems to be of an unusual hardness. It is said Naomh Berihearth baptised his Pagan neighbours at this stone. You see he lived there about 500 yrs before the building of the Abbey.

Most likely Tullylease got its name during his time as it means "Hill of the Huts (or small houses). As at these early times each monk used to live in a separate house (hut) with the walls made of mud, so that no trace now remains.

The old Abbey - still in a fair state of preservation was erected long after his time (about 500 years) to accomodate a priory of monks of St Augustine (some would say Franciscans). These monks were transferred (1415 AD) to the great Priory of Kells in Ossory.

The name Beriheart is, by some, said to be a Saxon one, by others derived from the Irish Beru Ort (Anglicised Benjamin).
Male children born on this day (in neighbourhood) are called Benjamin.
St Ben's well is said to possess a special virtue in the cure of eye diseases; while Cloch na hEilthe is principally visited for the cure of headache; and St Mary's (The Virgin's) also Poul a Méara is visited for the cure of several diseases.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:09
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THere are many old Place names in the district such as names of fields, lanes, bushes, rocks and trees.
There is a field in the district called Currans field. There were people living in this field long ago called Currans and the field is called after them The school-house
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:08
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Seed for the falling year. They were dying with the hunger more than ever.
Writer kara Kirrane , Teller, LLougher, llrs, Fahy,
Ballinglough, Sam
Lo. Roscommon, place,
Folklore Polatoes. 3-11.38
The People plough the land to sow the potatoes. They put manure on the ridges, bag manure and yard-manure as it is called. The cut the slilo then and stick them with a spade. There was a man named Willia Burke, He lived in this diolirck long ago he was a black- smith and he made spades for all the people. The potatoes have to be mold live to three times. When
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 16:02
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Constantinople is a very big word and you'r the biggest dunce in the world if you are not able to spell it.
It.
What wears a white coat and a red cap.
A match.
Hairy in and hairy out hairy into hairy's mouth.
A man's foot going into a stocking.
What is it the rich man keeps and a poor man throws away
Water out of his nose.
What is the difference between a hill and a pill.
One is hard to get up and the other hard to get down
Why is a Jeweller like a Jailor.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:58
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One half dead the other half alive and a tail wagging. A dog with his head in a hot.What part of a row go out the gap first her breath.
What part of a sheep go out the gap first her breath
What part of a sheep is the the most beef on aro part.
WhWhy is toffee like a racehorse
Because the more you like it the quicker it goes
What is one half of the moonlike
The other half.
What day in the year does a woman talk the least. The shortest day. A head a foot and four legs. A led.
What has eyes and cannot see A potatoe
If you fell of a bicycle what would you fall.
Your will.
It opens like a barn door it shuts like
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2019-02-19 15:58
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isteach ann é.
Do thóg sí amach i bplátaí é agus do thug sí dos na sagairt é agus dubhairt sí.
"Seo dhíbh anois é agus istigh libh é agus ní fheadar-sa cad é an dúil a bhíonn i dté agaibh."
Síle Ní Mhuirighthe, Doire an Chuillinn.
Fuaras an cúntas seo thuas óm' athair Conchúbhar Ó Muirighthe atá na chómhnaidhe i nDoire an Chullinn i bparóiste Bhaile Mhuirne i mbarúntacht Musgraí Uí Fhloinn Thiar.
Aos :- 45
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 15:54
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The Forge
I do not know how many forges there are in the parish but there are two near the school. One is in Killurin and the other is in Gurteen. Lynams own Killurin forge and at least 3 generations of the family have been smiths there. Mr McDonald owns the forge in Gurteen. The Killurin forge is near a cross road and Gurteen forge has a river running right behind it. Both forges are rectangular in shape and are very much blackened by smoke. Felt on canvas roof are on them. Both forges here have ordinary doors rectangular in shape. An old forge, which is now a shop at Gurteen Bridge has a door shaped like a horseshoe. The fire place is on a large hob raised about 1 yard over the floor. It opens like a melodeon. When you pull down a large wooden handle the upper part of the bellows is pulled up, in the air comes through a hole on the underside. When you let the handle go free the bellows closes and the air is unable to go out in the same hole because a little piece of wood or leather covers it on the inside. The air is then forced through the pipe of the bellows into the fire. Here are some implements the smith uses in his work:- sledges, hammers, pinners, bellows, anvil, saws, punches, hack-saws, files, rasps, drills, new iron, trough or dipper, tongs, coal shovel and vices. The smiths here only shoe horses and asses, and repair machinery and bend car wheels. One of them is a carpenter as well as a smith and he makes harrows with wooden frame. Sometimes he makes turf barrows. He binds wheels in the open air.
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2019-02-19 15:54
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What will go up the chimney down and wont come down the up.
An umbrella.
As I went outside I dropped something I could'ent pick up.
My breath.
Long legs, short thighs little head and no eyes.
A tongs.
As I went into the garden I met a little man with a stick in his hand and a stone in his belly.
A cherry.
Why is a drummer boy the fastest in the world.
Because time beats all men and he beats time.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 15:54
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My Townland
I live in Killurin. It is in the parish of Killeigh. There are 46 and 200 people in it. Dunne is the commonest name. Most of the houses are long, low thatched houses, but such houses are gradually disappearing. It gets its name from St Ódhrain, who was a driver to St Patrick.
There are 11 people over 70 years of age in it. They only speak English. No story tellers are living here now. There were far more houses here 50 or 60 years ago. You can see the ruins of these houses by the road side. Most people who lived went to America.
I never heard a song or sayings about it. The land is good land, but there is a large bog near Clonadd River. Mullagh Hill is at the south-west side of it, and Clonadd Wood at the north. Near the school there is a spa-well. Annagh-More Lake is near Mullagh Hill.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 15:53
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The Bell
One time the Danes destroyed the monastery, the monks wished to save the bell. They brought it away a distance of about 500 yards and buried it. The place where it is buried is marked by a ring od daisies which grow every year. They are the first daisies to bloom in Killurin. No one ever looked for the bell because some misfortune might happen to them. At times the Bell can be heard ringing if you were in the ruins.
The Tree
There is a tree growing near the ruins which is the oldest in Offaly. It still produces leaves. Beads and medals used to be put on this tree years ago. A tree which was a year younger grew in Charleville but fell some time ago.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 15:52
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Near my house is the ruins of a very old monastery. The land around it at present is owned by Miss Dempsey. She owns a field called the Moatefield, which is about 300 yards from the house. There is a hill in the field. The hill is almost circular, and you can see the trench which was one time around it. In the centre of the hill there is a hollow. If you dig in the hollow you would come to a passage underneath the ground, going across to Mahons.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 15:52
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There is a ‘fort’, an under-ground passage to the Abbey in Killeigh, almost 4 ¼ miles away. In this passage came the monks, used to store valuable books and other things. Once when the Danes attacked the monastery, the monks fled along the passage to Killeigh. They forgot a book, and a message was sent from monk, along the passage until finally the message reached Killurin. On Christmas Night, bells can be heard singing and an ass braying from Killeigh.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 15:51
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Near the school, about 400 yards to the west, on the road to Killurin Cross, there is a little bridge. The old people called this Colibor’s Ford. At this ford Mrs Matthews told me a man was killed many, many years ago (probably ’98). An old stone marks the spot where he was killed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:47
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Do bhí seana bhean ann fadó agus do station chun bheith aici. Ní bhíodh púinn tae ag aoinne san m san agus dubhairt duine éigin léi go gcaithfeadh sí tae d'fhághail don sagart. Aon lá amháin do chuadh an t-seana bhean isteach go dtí Magh Chromtha aguss do cheannuig sí púnt tae.
Nuair a tháinig lá an station do fuair sí corcán mór aguss do chuir sí an púnt tae isteach ann agus do líon sí le h-uisge é agus nuair a bhí beirithe do sgag sí an t-uisge as. Annsan taréis cúpla neómat d'fhéach sí isteach annn is do cheap sí go raibh sé ana thrim agus do fuair sí cnapóg mór ime is do chaith sí
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2019-02-19 15:47
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A bird's cage.
Why is a hungry man like a baker.
Because he needs bread.
Said a child to a father how does it come that you are my father and I am not your son
A daughter.
Jane at the fire with her hundred eyes.
A pot of soup.
Mrs. D. Mrs. I. Mrs. F. F. Mrs. C. U. Mrs. L. T. Y.
Mrs. difficulty.
Twenty sick sheep went out a gap one died how many was left.
Nineteen.
London Derry Cork and Kerry spell me that without a K.
That.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:35
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would get five or six pencils for one penny
The teachers did not know any Irish. There was a black - board in placeof calling it a board they called it a card. They were not strangers who were teaching in the farmers houses
Magoney School was built for the blue book teaching by Colonil Lewes. Lewes wanted to teach protestant religion and he would not allow any Catholic Religion to be taught in it at all. There was a parish Priest named Father Rooney and he had turf on Lewes estate. Lewes was going to take Father Rooney's turf but he would not let him That night Father Rooney prayed hard that the protestants would have to leave the school. The next day the news came that Lewes was found dead with the shoulders eaten off himself so there was no school carried on in Magoney for a long time after.
The next school master in Magoney was Mitchell and then Mr Maine and Mr Tearney.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:32
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One day Fionn was dinning with "Coman Maol," a leg of beed and (oz) an oatmeal cake they had for the meal. "Coman Maol" gave Fionn the leg of beef. Fionn ate it in a few bites and he asked if there was any more to eat. "Coman" said I though you would have enough in one leg of beef. Fionn replied, indeed I often ate a blackbird which was better than your leg of beed. :Coman Maol" then cursed the blackbird, and his curse caused them to be small and useless. Previous to that blackbirds were very large and people used to kill.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:30
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Long ago the people made nearly all their clothes with their hands.
My grand Aunts Julia and Alice Sinnott made clothes with their trade in a swing school in Callan. They had a little room for the purpose.
They made all the clothes for all the servants in Desart and Farmley also the Floods.
Sometimes Julia went to Desart to help to make clothes for Lord and Lady Desart. They also made habits for people as in those days the people had the habits in the houses before they died. They always had plenty of sewing to do.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:22
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ruins of four walls of the Church and in it a stone altar and two steps leading up to it. On it the front of the altar there are Roman letters engraved and also around the walls. People are brought from Mountshannon to be buried there.
At the entrance to King Briana fort are three steps and on the top of the steps there stands two capped pillars. On the top step there are letters engraved but in the fort there is nothing to be seen.
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2019-02-19 15:21
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rods for that purpose. The frame of the baskets commonly called "Kishes" was made of very strong sallies and also the handle to handle ones. The cross sallies were weaker. Kishes of every size were made. Some were used for straining the potatoes for the dinner, and others of a larger size in picking potatoes.
[Drawing] - Kish
Davy Fenlon and his son John are now practically the only people who make them in the parish of Graig-na-Managh.They sell a large number of them in the potato season every year.The price varies from about 3 shillings to 4 shillings each. Spades, gates ,ploughs and fire-cranes were always made from the bindings of the wheels of horse carts.
[Drawing] - Fire-Crane
Curran of Tinnehinch used to make all classes of nails from rod iron.
The old women long ago spun woollen thread with a hand wheel,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:19
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There is a field called the people's field on the side of Craig Lea on which is a Mass Rock. Further up the hill is another rock known as the Evil Rock. This had some connection with the Clare Witch.
There is a fort or lios in Lackereagh around which the road is supposed to turn but there is an old superstition which says it is very unlucky to go around a fort, or that some ill-luck will befall the person.
In Holy Island, nine miles from Killaloe by water, there is a Round Tower and the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:18
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Candle making was carried on in almost every house in this district in olden time. Goats were killed. The flesh was called "black mutton" and the fat was rendered in the bake-pan. Twine was dipped into it, and it was left in grease till set. Candles were then shaped,and the surplus fat was rendered again.
Basket Making:- Almost every family in the district made its own baskets, and grew sally
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:17
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About fifty years ago there was an awful drought. Not a drop of rain fell during the Spring & early Summer. There was practically no harvest that year.The corn was so short that it had to be pulled up by hand out of the roots.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:16
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After throwing out the holy water, the wind storm has been known to abate.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:14
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on February 1933. The snow drifted to a depth of six and seven feet in the Coppena district and we could not get next or near the school for a whole fortnight.Several men were employed at the cross of Coppena to dig trenches.Farmers owning sheep were severely hit as many of them were caught in the drifts and smothered.A Collie dog belonging to Doyles of Raheendonore saved the lives of several sheep.He scraped up the snow and ran to his master with a piece of wool.Then the farmer would go and root for his sheep.
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2019-02-19 15:14
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In February 1908 a windstorm occurred.It caused serious damage,sweeping the roofing off some insecure outhouses.It flew from the South west and lasted about twelve hours.
An old custom which still survives with very old people is to put three cinders into holy water and it throw it in the direction in which the wind is blowing
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:13
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passengers up the Shannon through Lough Derg to Portumna Athlone and Banagher and from Banagher by canal boats to Dublin. The company afford employment to a great number of persons in the construction and repair of docks and warehouses.
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2019-02-19 15:11
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of the surrounding country to a great distance.
A mill, with machinery driven by water was erected at the expence of £6000 for cutting and polishing stone and marble, and working them into mantel-pieces, flags, slabs, and other articles in which about 100 men were employed and for whose residence near the works handsome slated cottages were built.
Close to the mills is a yard for boat-building belonging to the Shannon Steam Navigation Company and who have established a regular communication by steam-packets for goods and
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2019-02-19 15:11
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laid it on a bundle of straw and he said that if the fairies did not take away the fairy child he would set fire to it. It was taken immediately. From that out paddy Burke did not go to dances. He got very thin. After a few months he died. When he was dying he said, "The women who tried to steal Casey's child are the cause of my death."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:10
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Burke brought the child to his sister's house and he slept there that night. when he came to Casey's next morning he found a great disturbance there because there was a dead child left instead of Caseys. It did not resemble the Casey child in the least. In fact it was very ugly. Paddy brought back the child. Then the question was how would they get rid of the fairy child. Paddy
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:09
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In Bartholomew O Neills, Ballyogan, Graig-na-Managh about fifty years ago a game of cards was going on. In the middle of the night they had tea in a room off the kitchen. And they left the pack of cards on the kitchen table. When they came back there wasnt trace or tidings of the cards. They searched high and holy for it, and the next morning it was found on a flat flag stone in a rath near the house, and five stone seats around the flag. The neighbours firmly believed that the fairies took them and played with them all night.
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2019-02-19 15:09
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After a while one of them went through the window into the room. When she was gone Paddy tried to catch the other to see who it was but she disappeared. After a while the woman who went into the room handed Mr. Casey's youngest child through the window to the other but Paddy grabbed the child and also tried to catch the woman but she escaped. Paddy
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 15:08
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A flourishing trade in stuffs camlets, and serves was formerly carried on, and two well supplied markets were held weekly but both the manufacture and the markets have been discontinued.
Above and below the bridge there are numerous eel weirs, which produce a strong current in the river and there was also a salmon fishery in the district.
In the vicinity are some very extensive slate quarries which on an average about 100,000 tons of slates are annually raised for the supply
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 15:07
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There was a tailor once who used to be sewing very late every Saturday night. One Saturday night he was sewing as usual when a man came to the window and he said "Ag obhair Dia Domnaig tailiúir" and from that night until he died he never worked late on Saturday nights.
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2019-02-19 15:05
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One night he was going across a field which contained a rath from his own house to O Neill's Ballyogan. It was a moonlight night and no matter how he crossed the field he always landed on the rath. He was going round the field all
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2019-02-19 15:04
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carried on in a place which is now known as the Canal Store.
Jim Gleeson carried on the trade of making gates in Killaloe and then he emigrated to America and got first prize for making horse shoes.
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night. At last he though of a plan. He had often head that if he turned any part of his clothes inside out he would get safely across. He then turned his coat inside out and got safely to his destination.
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2019-02-19 15:03
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Well, on the occasion of rounds. There is no tree or bush at St Mary's Well.
16) The water from the Well is not used for cooking purposes. There is no fish in the Well which some say is the source or beginning of the River Deel which joins the Shannon near Foynes.

17) Naomh Berichert's Well is supposed to be the one used by Naomh Berichert and his monks. There is no record of any supernatural at Naomh Berichert's Well. Very likely the visiting day or Well Day or Pattern (Patron Day) Feb 18th was originated by Naomh Berichert with a view to attracting the multitude to be preached to, and converted by the Saint and his monks.
He died on December the 6th 839 AD according to the "Annals of the Four Masters", and if it (the Well Day) were not begun before then, this (Dec 6th) would seem to be the proper date for "Well Day" or Naomh Berichert's day.
The pilgrimage was never suppressed, but the saying of Mass was suspended for some years due to a fight or "row" which took place between police and people about 50 years ago, in the time of the Land League.
Some years before a meeting of the Land League was addressed by the late Michael Davitt during the Well Day. This was one of his first meetings when he came south. Some days before he addressed a meeting in Newmarket, Co Cork, about 8 miles from Tulach Leis (Tullylease)

18) For a photo of the Well and Abbey and Cloch Fiad (or Cloch Eilith) application may be made to Robert Dore, Church St, Drumcollogher, Co Limerick who is a capable photograper. For photo of Cloc na hEilte see page 9.

19) In the Ordnance Survey Map (1905 Edition) Sheet 6, Co Cork, the Wells, Abbey, and Cloch Fiad (Cloch Eilithe) are shown at the left hand top corner, 6 inches from the top and 6 ins from the side.

20) Matthew D. O'Brien N.T. P.C.
21) Tullylease N.S. Charleville OR (Private Address) Church St. Drumcollogher, Co Limerick. I am a native of the district and so I have been hearing of th
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Padd McMahon who lived a short distance outside Killaloe made his living by basket-making.
John Noonan who lived in the Canal Bank, had a forge there and used to make nails. He used an anvil and brand.
The five brothers of the Ellises who lived in Ballina make their living by fishing.
John Kennedy, The Green, Killaloe used to weave flannels.
Matt Ryan of Garranboy was considered a great thatcher by the people.
About seventy years ago monumental work was
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1. Old mother sage sitting in her cage and all her children dead with age.
An apple tree in winter .
2. The longer it lives the short it grows.
Lighted Candle.
3. The man who made it didn't wear it and the man who wore it didn't see it.
A coffin.
4. Neither inside nor outside the house does it lie and yet every day surely it I espy.
A window
5. It opens like a barn door and sets like a trap and you'd think of fifty things before you'd think of that.
the mouth
6. Why does a cow look over a ditch
because she couldnt look under it.
7. Riddle me riddle me rantio, my Father gave me some seeds to sow.
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Reply to Questionaire regarding Holy Wells in the neighbourhood of Tullylease (Tulach Leis or Tulach na Leise), Charleville, Co Cork (11 miles) or "ditto" Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick (2 miles)

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St Mary's Well (The Virgin's Well) or Poul a Méára

I have already mentioned the Well in connection with the paying of the "rounds", to the Abbey, and Naomh Berichert's Well, and Cloch Fiadh.
It is at the other or eastern side of the road from Naomh Berichert's Well and about 60 yds away. It is at the northern side of the stream. It is about 10 yds from the steream and about 2 yds from the public road. It is about 50 yds north of the Cemetery wall. It is in the Cemetery the Abbey is situated. The present Catholic Church is about 200 yds south.
There is no tree or bush nor any outstanding landmark. About 50 years ago this Well was lined with bog oak, and some years ago was surrounded by a cement wall about 4 yds long by 3 1/2 yds wide.

Very likely the original name of this well was Poul a Mhéara (or hole of the finger) as it gives its name to the townland it is in.
According to tradition it got this name from the following incident:-
An English soldier when passing by the Well saw a pilgrim praying beside it and asked him what was he doing there? The pilgrim replied that he was praying to get cured (of some disease or other). The soldier (in mockery) said:- I have a sore finger and I will see if it cures it. When he put his hand into the Well, his finger
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fetched a high price. It gave great employment during the fishing season. But owing to Shannon scheme and the rise of the water the weirs were submerged and that ended the fisheries.
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Some years ago there was a woollen mill in Killaloe which manufactured tweeds and flannels. The farmers brought the wool got from their sheep to the mill to get it manufactured into tweeds and flannels.
Several hands were employed in the mill. The mill was closed down and afterwards was transformed into a factory for grinding corn. There was another small mill in Shantraud Killaloe for grinding corn.
There were three in Killaloe where tons of eels were caught which were sent across to a fish market Billingsgate London where they
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be sold by the broker to the butter merchant.
Wheels are made at the present day by the local carpenters.
Long ago candles were made by the people in their own homes. They melted tallow in a little boat-shaped pot called a grisset from which they poured it into a candle mould, containing a rush or a wick. When the tallow was quiet hard and set it was turned out of the mould.
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at the ground.
After a few trips he began to dream about the fairies there.
He dreamt three times that the fairies had burried a big box of gold in one corner of the ground.
One fine day he went up to dig it out. When he had two or three feet dug out he found the box, opened it, and found it full of empty pooka shells.
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The late Patrick Noonan of Killaloe was a great nailmaker. He lived on the Canal Bank where he carried on his trade. It was not by machine he made those nails but by hand which was the old-fashioned way.
The late Tim Maher of Killaloe was a great firkin maker. Coopering was a profitable business at the time as butter fetched a high price in the market. There were no creameries and all butter was packed into these wooden firkins and sent to the nearest market town to
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Many a good true story was transmitted through races of families from old people.
This is one of them. When my father was a little boy his father had a good share of ground in Danganbeg.
In one part of it was a big rath where a great many fairies lived.
My grand-father made many a trip up there in his spare time to look
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wool they sent it to the weaver who would return it to them made into a piece of flannel.
The people also made clothes baskets. The rods were boiled in a pot of boiling water. Then the rods were peeled and baskets were made.
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One of the earliest forms of light was the rush light in this district. The skin was peeled off the rush except one bit at the side to serve as a support. This part inside called the pith was dipped in fat and when allowed to cool was ready for use. Then the tallow candle was introduced which was a great improvement on the rush candle.
At that (day) time the people used to spin the wool themselves. At first the wool was cleaned which was afterwards send to the mill to be carded. When they had sufficient
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the colour, and if she guesses the right colour she can take that girl. And the devil does the same until all the colours are guessed. Then the angels beat the devils and then the game is ended.
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The games I chiefly play during the Summer time are Ring a Rosy and colours. Ring A Rosy is played by forming a group of girls and boys together and the words said are Ring a Ring a Rosy Pockets full of posies a hush a hush a all fall down." Then all the children fall down and that game is ended.
Colours are played like this. One girl is an angel, and another girl the devil. Then the colours are given out and the angel comes and guesses
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there such a snowstorm on the very eve of Summer.
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In the month of july about thirty years ago, there was a very severe cloud burst in the hills above Ballynevin. The rain came down in torrents and destroyed the crops that came in its way. It tore away bridges and invaded houses. It smothered many animals and one farmer was left without a single beast.
On the first of April 1917 we had a very severe snow storm which caused the loss of many lives and animals and it also caused great destruction of crops throughout the country. Many towns and villages were isolated for many weeks. Not since the year 1873 was
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“The cuckoo comes in April,
Sings her song in May.
In the middle of June
She turns her tune
And then she flies away.
Another old rhyme is:-
“The cuckoo is a small bird,
She sings as she flies
She brings us good tidings
And tells us no lies.”
If one hears her in the morning when one is fasting one will die that year. She builds no nest but lays one egg in a thrushes’ nest. She throws out of it the thrushes' eggs before she lays her own. Sometimes she lays it in a lark’s nest. The thrush or lark rears her young. The young cuckoo is very proud because it is bigger than the other young birds and before long
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About one mile and a half from Riverstown in a bo sligo there is a large building called Cooperhill House. When bromwell was dividing land into lots he gave one of the lots to a man named Cooper. When this man was building a house it took a tub of gold to build the foundation.
When he was at the fifth storey he had no money to, finish it, so he built the fifth storey half-way to show that he had no money to complete the building.
On the entrance to the house there is a bridge, the foundation of which was built of wool becuase the foundation otherwise was not found firm enough.
One day there was a man working at a stone that he was building with. He saw a man going from Cooperhill house with a basket of apples. He then asked the
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she shoves the other birds out of the nest. A small bird is always seen flying around with the cuckoo. Some say it is a “Reabhóg”.
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making verses. Many were the songs he made during the troubled time in Ireland. In the year 1922 he made his last poem. He being in bed at this time he died shortly afterwards and was interred in Soneyford Cemetry. He was 94 years when he died.
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to the bedroom and bring out Mr. Woodroofe who was removed to hospital. Swimming back again he found the baby in the cradle dead and also carried it out. Other men rescued Mrs Woodroofe, and the child which she held in her arms all the time. Everything in the house was destroyed and was rendered unfit for use again. The furniture was floating about and was broken in pieces. The family were left homeless as it was considered unsafe to live again in the house fearing it might collapse.
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In bygone days, many people around this district used to make poetry or verses. One man lived on the Callan road near the Creamery. HIs name was Tom Danily or Tom the devil. He was very clever and he composed many funny poems.
Another was Michael Curtin also a native of Kells but he spent his later years in Soneyford. This man was blind and could neither read or wirte but he was gifted with the art of
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became inundated before any of the occupants could escape. Mr. Woodroofe was ill in bed and the water flowed in around his bedroom causing the bed to float around the room. Mrs. Woodroofe kept one of the children in her arms and clung to the door for support leaving a little baby in the cradle by the fireside which also floated about the kitchen.
As a young boy was passing by he noticed the perilous position of Mrs. Woodroofe and ran to the village for aid. Quickly the Garda and men arrived on the scene and found the house flooded. Pluckily Garda Smyth entered and had to swim in
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countries. It is supposed never to rear young in this country. It is said that the wood cock and wood hen both start across the sea with a piece of a twig held in the mouth. When they grow tired they drop the twigs in the sea and then alight to rest. When they resume their flight the wood hen forgets her twig and when she grows tired again she is lost. In this way a wood hen rarely reaches this country. The wood cock is only seen in the winter time. It is found beside a running stream. It is a tricky bird to shoot.
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The Wood Cock comes from foreign
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trees grow around them. Some have pits or holes in the centre others have a hill. These last are called mounds or fairy hills. The people on whose land the forts are do not interfere with them as there is an old superstition that the person does will get some kind of blast or stroke of ill luck. In the month of May especially when blasts of wind pass, people say that they are fairy blasts passing to the fort.
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About nine years ago a severe storm raged which caused extensive damage. There lived a family named Woodroofes in a house near to a stream just outside the village of Ballina which became swollen with the torrential floods that came rushing down from the mountain, bringing with it trees and bushes that were uprooted.
There was a bridge crossing the stream and the trees, bushes and mud were lodged against it blocking the flow of water which arose to several feet in height reaching the house where the Woodroofe family lived. The house quickly
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There are three well-known fairy forts in this school district. A great number of people call them Raths. One is situated in Kilree, they other two are close to each other, one is in Shirley's of Garnaman the other one is in Kealy's of Cottles-Rath.
Nearly all of them are in a straight line, and it is said that the fairys in the night crosses from one two another. The rings are nearly round in shape and deal
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go to the county home.
They are to be seen at all race meetings, football, matches and sports of all kings and each has his or her own game to make money. The families which travel this district mostly are the Donovans, Delaneys, and Ó Connors. Those travellers are always around before the fairs of Kilkenny, Thomastown, and also before the Pattern of Ladyswell. Some of those travellers can sing and tell stories, and people often gather to hear them and buy song ballads from them.
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those travellers are very poor especially those who drink and some are very well off, because the well off travellers make their own things, namely mats, baskets, or brushes, and sell them at a reasonable price to the farmers and others. Some of them will take anything in the way of alms, others will only take money. In Summer they camp out in caravans and tents in lonely lanes and by-roads.
In Winter they look for lodgings in houses or
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Almost every week travellers pass by my home and sometimes come in to make their tea. They usually have their own food sometimes they eat inside if the the day is wet, and outside if the day is fine.
Some of the travellers sell small articles consisting of pins, laces, brushes, delph and holy pictures. Some of
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turnip or cutting out a race horse. The mans face is made by cutting two holes for his eyes and his mouth then you stick in a few pieces of clean sticks for his teeth.
Then bore a hole large enough to fit a candle into it and to put the lighted candle up on a wall on a very dark night and that would frighten the people. It is called Jacky the Lantern.
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that hour. Shen he appeared they approached him and said "your life or your money." "A life will be lost" he replied "before i surrender." Then he disappeared.
No one ever interfered with the little man since although lights were seen on different occasions. It is considered as much a torment as a blessing.
Collected by Peter Carter.
Told by the late James Carter,
Gortinure House,
Keshcarrigan P.O.
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[Drawing] - chain
[Drawing] - daisy
It is a great custom among boys and girls to gather daisies and make them into a chain by forming the stems together.
In olden times it was a great pastime for people to dress in the blossom of Spring such as golden chain and daisy chain. The people of olden times used to make wreaths for their heads and wear bouquets in their dresses. It was great fun making a man's face out of a
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grind it fine and wet it and rub it into the corn it will soak out the kernal or root. People also have the custom of going to holy wells such as Ladyswell where to get cured of certain ailments such as lameness.
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Hidden Treasure.
I live in the Parish of Mohill and in the towland of Gortinure, Co. Leitrim.
In this townland there is a high hill, on the top of which is a fort. This fort was built by the early Gaels or Celts who were very rich in gold, gold ornaments and bronze weapons. Specimens of their pottery may still be seen in museums whilst a pot of gold lies hidden under a tree on the north-west side of Gortinure fort. The Cetls were a small race of people, some of them were but two feet in height, and they are known as Leprechauns. This pot of gold is guarded by one of these little men who only appears at midnight on All Hallow Eve. When it became known that he was to be seen on this night two men lay, in ambush until
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In olden times people had a great amount of cures for sickness, such as tootaches, headaches, etc.
The food left after a ferret was a cure for thrush a desease of the tongues of babies. Hot salt was a cure for a sore throat. To heat the salt put it in your stocking and rub around the throat at bed time.
Washing soda was also a very good cure for corns, to
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makes her breed small.
The cooko never builds her nest but robs the thrushes. It is said that the robin dipped her breast in our Saviours blood and that is why she has a red breast.
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warbler of all the wild birds. All the wild, rest of the birds are considered mischivous as the pick up seeds which are sown. Crows are also very mischivous and people often have to shoot them to protect their crops. The coocko and robin are considered the most harmless of all birds, the coocko being one of the seven sleepers and we do not see much of her as she only lays two eggs each year and that
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never agree, They always fight when they meet.
The implements that a tailor uses when he is working are, the scissors, the thimble, the sewing machine, the smoothing iron, the needle and the tape. Shirts were made from flax in the homes of the people about fifteen years ago. Socks and stocking are knitted locally from wool every winter.
There is one spinning wheel in the district. It is about fifty years old. It belongs to Patrick Regan of Powellshill, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
Wen the old people are going to a funeral or a wake the men wear a swallow tailed coat and a black hard hat, and the women wear a bonnet and a long black cloack and veil over their faces.
Collected by Patrick Lynch,
Annagh,
Cootehall,
Co Roscommon.
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of houses, old mills, and cow-sheds. The swallow is also a very good weather guide as it flies low to get its food, when it is going to rain.
The resaon of this being the flies fly low when the temperature cools.
The thrust is also a harmless bird, it is a great singer and it feeds mostly on worms. Boys and girls are thought not to throw stones or rob its nest as it is considered the best
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The wild birds of our district are crows, finches, sparrows, thrushes, linnets and robins.
During the Summer months we have the swallow, but in the Autumn she mygrates to France.
This bird is of a very timid nature and is most harmless, living mostly on flies, and it builds its nest in the eves
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Well: it is the custom for some young men to dress up like wren boys and spend some time dancing and singing in the house where there is a Wedding They are known by the name of "Straw Boys". It is also the custom of some people to throw rice on the married couple when they are leaving the Chapel.
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Clothes made Locally.
In the district of Cootehall there are two tailors. Their names are John Mc Loughran and Patrick McCormack lives in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon, and Patrick McCormack lives in Annaghbeg, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.
Patrick McCormack travels from house to house making suits of clothes. He also stocks cloth. In former times cloth was both spun and woven by the hands but it ceased to be done about forty years ago because at the present time it can be got cheaper in the shop. The cloth which was made locally was much better than the cloth which was bought in the shop. This cloth was called fleece cloth.
It is said that a tinker's wife and a tailor's wife
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was supposed to be on the top of Knocknarea Mountain, some eight miles from where he lived. He dreamed of this three nights in succession and that if he were there at dawn, that he would get it.
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It is the custom for fourteen young men to the house where there is a corpse and recite an office. They also say one in the chapel the following night. There is a always a leader along with them and his name is Joseph Clancy. Each of them recite a verse in their turn and it is usually very sad. When they have it finished they get tea and Liquor. A saucer of snuff is laid at the foot of the bed and whoever likes can take a grain, but in former yeats clay pipes and tobacco were given round.
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I often heard my daddy tell the story about my grandfather. One night he dreamed about a pot of gold that
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It is the custom for fourteen young men to the house where there is a corpse and recite an office. They also say one in the chapel the following night. There is a always a leader along with them and his name is Joseph Clancy. Each of them recite a verse in their turn and it is usually very sad. When they have it finished they get tea and Liquor. A saucer of snuff is laid at the foot of the bed and whoever likes can take a grain, but in former yeats clay pipes and tobacco were given round.
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Long ago there were lakes and ponds in the country that are not in it now. One of those ponds was near the top of he hill at Clochán na gCaomhána?
This pond was so deep that people thought it had no bottom . In it dwelt a monster . Some people said it was a large eel and others called it an ollpheist.
Benjamin Whittaker of Rathlee was the owner of the land at that time and he made up his mind to dig a deep drain and let it go. He walked round among his neighbours to gather a meitheal to do the work. On the appointed day not half of the men who promised to come to him
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Paidreacha
The people long ago used to have a lot of prayers. The people did not learn these prayers out of a book. Long ago when the people used to see a star falling they used to say mainm do dhia agus do Mhuire three times. When they used to see the new moon at first they used to bless themselves. When they used to be reaching the fire they used to say Coiglimid an teine seo mar coigleas Criosta cach. Muire ar bharr and tighe and Brighid i na lar and da aingeal deag ata i gcathair an ngras. Ag cumhdach and tighe seo agus na daoine slan. When the people used to be in danger they used to say Dia idir sinn agus an anachain. When a person used to escape a danger they used to say go dtarruighidh [?] Dia sinn. When they would see a person working they would say God bless the
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uirthi agus chairth sí 'po' píosa aráin chuige agus rinne sí an mórtacas leis. Ls gearr gur airigh sí topann ag teacht agus connaic sí beirt fhear agus bean, i n-eínfheacht leo. ' Síl sí gurbh í an bhean ba bhreághtha a bhí ar an domhan í. Thugadar leo í agus chuireadar ós comhair na teine agus cuireadar coinneal ina láimh. Thosuigheadar ag tafann ortha. Daineadar an lámh dhiagur chaith ar an lámh agus cur sí faoí na seál í. Nuair a bhí an bhean marbh aca thugadar suas san seomra í. Nuair a bhí, fuair sise san san seomra iad rith sí le na hanam. 'San oidhche lás na bháireach chuaidh sí chuig treach an fhir a raibh an culaith ghearr ghorm air. Nuair a thánig sí isteach ní raibh istigh ach máthair an fhir. Chuir (sise) fáilte roimpi."Tuibhraidh mise sin dhuit agus fáilte má's maith leis an b'fear ará annsiné. Níorbh fada go dtáinic...
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 12:28
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Ní raibh sé ag fághail pagh ar bith acht thugad na scoilairí faraí is cabáiste is mona do cuir sé scoilairí maithe amach.
Mo shean athair Pádraig Mach an Ulruigh a d’innis an sceal seo dom. Ta sé seachrmógha cuig bliadan d’aois.
Nóra Ní Tomáis
Sratín Déal
Dí scoil i Sratín agus bí Domnáil Ó Colmáin ag múineadh ann. Is an scoil a bíodh sé ag muineadh. Stráinséar a béadh é. Is le slinne a bíodh siadh ag scríobadh.
Míceal Ní
Gallcobair a dinnis seo dom.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 12:28
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Dí teasc scoile siar i gCragac fadó. Tá sé céad bhliana ó bhí sé ann. Tomás Ó Dannabáin an t-aimn a bhí air, maistear scoile. Sé sisar mór Tomás O Dannabáin atá siar i Béal Easa é. Bhí na cailíní ‘s na buscáillí o Rinn Aine ag dul go dtí an scoid sin. Ní raibh aca acht leabhar learpingne an céad bliadan agus leabhar pinge an dara bliadan. Cleache a tarraingt as an ngé. Déanfadh siad peann as sin le scríobh ar na sláta. Dá fhód móra le cuile buachaill acu cun teine mhaír a beith acu dóibh féin. Clocha leargas tarc fán bhfalla agus píosa mór admhaid ar agus iád ina suidhe air. Déadh an maighistear in a chómhnuidhe i mbothán mbeag insice leis an scoil.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 12:24
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Inquiries he found out from the poor woman of the house, that all the food they had was a half cake of bread for herself and the family. The old man told the husband to go out and bring in the bag from outside the door, as he brought it for the children. He had his reward to see the pleasure and happiness of the household having their first square meal in a long time. The woman of the house told her benefactor that she was never so near hunger afterwards.
I know the son, Grandson and daughter of of the main who was so kind to his neighbours. It was in their home I heard the story told, and I may add that they never wanted for food or money as they are as "comfortable farmers" as are in this parish.
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2019-02-19 12:17
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1. Maoilre Mac an Chrodha.
2. Baile an Dubhlaoich, Gaillimh.
3. 28
4. Feilméireacht
5. Mar a 2 thuas.
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Bíonn aonach i nGaillimh chuile mí. 'Siad na h-aontacha is mó a bhíos ann ná Aonach Cnoc an Doláin agus na Faithche. 'Sí an fáth a dtugtar Aonach Cnoc an Doláin air mar gheall go raibh sé i gCnoc an Doláin ar dtús agus annsin tháinic sé go dtí an Chearnóg. Bíonn sé ann mí Mheadhon-Foghmhair.
Tugtar Aonach na Faithche air mar gheall go mbíonn an t-aonach sa bhfaithche. Bíonn sé ann i mí Beáltaine.
Díoltar beithidhigh, caoirigh, muca agus caiple ag na h-aontacha sin.
Nuair a dhíolann fear bó nó muc nó capall nó caora, fághann sé ticéad beag ionnus go dtógfadh an fear an bhethidheach agus nach bhfágfhaidhe aige é.
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2019-02-19 12:15
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Killbanon
The present church in Killbranon is called after St. Bennen. There is a Round Tower in Killbannon and it stands from the time of St. Bemnen. It is situated on bóthar béil áthá an Gadaidhe about one and a half miles from Tuam. There is a well near the church it is called St. Patrick's well. About a quarter of a mile from the church and there is still to be seen the print of St. Patrick's knees. There is a particular thing about it that grass never grows on the spot where the Saint knelt. People go very often to the spot and pray there. And when they are coming home they leave something after them in honour of the Saint. A wall was built around the place by Mr. J H Corcoran in the year 1933. There is a small quarry of stones outside the wall and
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2019-02-19 12:12
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an t-am seo.
Nuair a bhí sí imthighthe aríst, tháinic an t-athair 's an mac. Dubhairt an t-athair, "nach maith nach dtainic na fir sin indiú, caithfeamuid iarraidh ar bheirt eile amáireach."
Nuair a tháinic an sean-fhuiseóg abhaile d'innis siad a sgéal di. Dubhairt sí, "tá go maith, níl aon bhaobhal orrain fós".
D'imthigh sí aríst an lá ina dhiadh sin agus dubhairt sí leo cluais níós fearr ná sin a bheith orra.
Nuair a bhí sí imthighthe thainic an t-athair 's an mac aríst. Dubhairt an t-athair, "nach maith nach dtáinic ana fir sin indiú, caithfe an bheirt againn féin dul amáireach agus é a bhainnt.
Nuair a thainic an sean-fhuiseóg abhaile d'innis siad di céard a thárla. Annsin dubhairt sí, "más mar sin é caithfe muid bheith ag imtheacht", agus d'imthigh siad. Bhí fhios ag an sean-fhuiseóg nach raibh aon maith dóibh bheith ag brath ar na comharsana.
duine anaithnid
2019-02-19 12:11
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Sean-sgéal
Bhí rí ann agus ní raibh aige ach aon inghean amháin. Bí triúr fear i ngrádh lethe agus thagaidís 'chuile oidhche ag cuartaidhéacht ag an teach. Bhí fear aca a raibh éadach uasal air , bhí culaith ghearr ghorm ar fhear aca agus bhí culaith bhreídín ar an tríomadh fear. Bí siad ag teacht ' chuile oidhche ar feadh seacht mbliadhna.
Nuair a bhí an seacht mbliadhna thuas dubhairt an bhean óg =le na máthair nach bhpósfadh sí amachs aon duinne go deo aca go bhfuigheadh sí amach cén tsléghe beatha a bhí aca.
Aon lá amháin ghléas sí i féin suas i gculaith mná boichte agus d'imiigh lei go ndeacha sí go dtí teach an fhir a raibh an t-éadach uasal air. Bhí sé ina hoidhche uirthi nuair a tháinigsí chuig an teach agus ní raibh aon duine roimpi acht gadhar mór a bhí ceangailte ar chúl a dorais agus bhí coinneal ar lasadh. Bhí an gadhar ag taffaint
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2019-02-19 12:07
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Scéal
1. Maoilre Mac an Chrodha.
2. Baile'n Dubhlaich, Gaillimh.
3. 28.
4. Feilméireacht.
5. Mar a 2 thuas.
6. Ón a athair.
7. 20
8. 45
9 Mar a 2 thuas.
10. 20.7.'38
Bhí nead ag fuiseóg i ngort cruithneacht an uair. Chuaidh sí amach i gcoinne bidhe do na h-eanach óga lá amháin. Nuair a bhí sí ag dul amach dubhairt sí leo bheith ag faire le fatchíos an dtiocfadh aoinduine thart. Nuair a bhí sí imthighthe tháinic an t-athair 's an mac a mba leo an pháirc in-aice leis an nid. Dubhairt an t-athair leis an mac, "tá an chruithneacht seo i n-am a bhaint. Caithfheamuid iarraidh ar bheirt éicint theacht amáireach agus é a bhaint dhúinn".
Nuair a tháinic an [?]sean-fuiseóg abhaile d'innis na h-éanacha óga an sgéal di. Dubhairt sí, "tá go maith, níl aon baoghal fós orrainn."
D'imthigh sí aríst lá 'r na bháireach agus dcubhairt sí leo cluas níos fearr a bheith orra
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 12:06
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the river by means of a river weir and travelled it is believed to Waterford where he was seen by a woman who some how recognized him and betrayed him to the soldiers. They brought him bound on a cart to Limerick, where he was tried for high treason found guilty and sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out and Sir John Burke was hanged on Gallow's Green, Limerick. His only daughter became a Nun in a Dominican cloister in Lisbon, so ended the famous line of Bourkes of Brittas. The ruins of the Castle are often visited especially by American tourists. Crowned with ivy, it stands about a hundred (years) yards from the road, a silent reminder to those who pass by of the sufferings our fore-fathers endured to preserve and pass down to us the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 11:57
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it was in that quarry that Mr. Corcoran got the sand to build the wall. At Killbanon St. Patrick erected an alter and said mass there in course of his mission to Connaught. There was a chief there and his name was, Ludath he was converted and he gave a fort to Patrick, who made it a monastery. It was in that monastery that St. Jarlath was educated and he was also ordained there. Lepor's came to St. Patrick having no water he struck the ground with his staff and water sprung up. He bathed the lepors and they were cured. St. Jarlath having been founded a church and school in Cloonfush and was first Bishop of Tuam.
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2019-02-19 11:50
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Holly Wells
When you first go there to make the Turas you take off your shoes and stockings. Then you begin the first part of the prayer at the well. Then you go on to the next station and pray there you repeat this three times and every time you go round you throw a stone into the heap that has accumulated since the well was first discovered. Then when you you have the Turas made each person leaves or ties a little piece of the garment they wear. There is a story told about two girls that went to make the Turas. When they had the Turas made they had nothing to leave each one of them had a broach. They thought it was too much to leave the broaches so when the got home the broaches were gone.
Every one that makes the Turas takes a quantity of the water in little bottles and takes it home with them and drinks it whenever they are sick for a cure.
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2019-02-19 11:46
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Amusement at Wakes
One of the old games some forty or fifty years ago was what they called (hide the gully). The gully was a pocket knife or a short piece of a stick so they would sit all around the kitchen in a row on the floor there would be one person appointed for searching them so one in the row would have the (gully) but the searcher would not know who had it so he would start at one end of the row and search trying to find it they would pass it from one to another in the row under their laps all calling out (hide the gully, hide the gully, hide the gully well) and whatever person the gully would be found with the penalty was a number of strokes of soot from the chimney put on his cheek. The would carry on at that game until they would be as black as nigers.
Another game they played at wakes was the miller grinding the corn into meal. One of the strongest men at the wake would be appointed for carrying the corn bags. He would carry the men or boys that were at the wake on his back and place them in a row sitting on the floor until he would have
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 11:41
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Further Cures
There is a sore which comes out on the mouth of children, atomatitis or craosghalar. If a man who was born after his fathers death breathed into the mouth of the child, it would be cured.
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2019-02-19 11:36
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Bawn or White Horse which serves as an indelible reminder to the inhabitants of the barbarities perpetuated during the penal days on the peaceful pastors of their church. One day through the medium of the afore said information this priest (father Boyle) met his martyrdom. He was saying mass as usual when the British troops saw him. Flying from the mass rock on his horse he was pursued relentlessly until he came to the rock of Garran Bawn. There his horse was shot under him and he himself was wounded. He dragged his enfeebled limbs up the face of Cnoc-na-Cleire and here he was savagely battered to death.
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2019-02-19 11:32
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Father Sheehy
When Father Sheehy was killed his head was put on the spike of the Old Barracks gate and his sister, a very pious woman, took it down and put it in her apron and buried it under the one of the cellars under St. Mary's Church. It is said the print of her hand which was all blood came out on the door and all the painting which was done or would ever be done would not take it off of it.
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2019-02-19 11:29
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some time these salmon fry go to the sea until they are salmon. The way you'll know a female salmon from a male is the male has a spike out of his upper lip.
Once upon a time a man was trout fishing when a giant salmon rose. He ran tot he nearest village to seek a feather to make a fly. We have no feathers they said, "but the feather in my best hat". That will do. The man tied a fly and got the salmon which weight 5.8lbs.
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2019-02-19 11:26
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one jumps at another and will eat one another. If you dip the body of a fly in polish it will give it a glossy shade and change the colour of the fly. Another way is to dip the fly in parrafin oil; this way helps the fly to float better.
The best trout ever caught on the davon bait weighed 8lbs. In spring fishing the best hours are between 11am and 4pm.
A female salmon lays 2,000 eggs. when these eggs are hatched they turn into salmon fry. After
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2019-02-19 11:26
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In the penal days in the parish of Ardara there lived a priest by the name of Father Boyle.
Killiskewer chapel and graveyard had their origin in a desire that was probably genuine on the part of planters, as it certainly was on father Boyle's part to prevent military interference and bloodshed. Peace remained in these remote parts for a long time but at last the information that was wanted was received namely the place where father Boyle said mass.
Directly the sleuth-hounds were let loose and he (father Boyle) had to seek refuge. On the top of Mullmassaig peak is a very conspicuous rock called Garran
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2019-02-19 11:24
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Má bíonn ar an bhfear an bó a dhíolas sé ar thabhairt go dtí an stáisiún bíonn air cupla pighinn chustuim a íoc.
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2019-02-19 11:23
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is feeding on.
Bait fishing is also very popular at any time. You bait the hook with worm or artificial bait. When the fish is feeding he takes the bait. At the same time the fisherman stikes or pulls his line so as to drive the hook through his mouth. It is very difficult to take the hook out of his mouth as he sometimes swallows it.
When the trout are coming up from the sea they follow shoals of wibly-woblers or grey scavolngers and very often
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-19 11:22
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1. Maoilre Mac an Chrodha.
2. Baile an Dubhlaoich, Gaillimh.
3. 28
4. Feilméireacht
5. Mar a 2 thuas.
6 -
7 -
8 -
9 -
10 21.6.38
Bíonn aonach i nGaillimh chuile mí. 'Siad na h-aontacha is mó a bhíos ann ná Aonach Cnoc an Doláin agus na Faithche. 'Sí an fáth a dtugtar Aonach Cnoc an Doláin air mar gheall go raibh sé i gCnoc an Doláin ar dtús agus annsin tháinic sé go dtí an Chearnóg. Bíonn sé ann mí Mheadhon-Foghmhair.
Tugtar Aonach na Faithche air mar gheall bo mbíonn an t-aonach sa bhfaithche. Bíonn sé ann i mí Beáltaine.
Díoltar beithidhigh, caoirigh, muca agus caiple ag na h-aontach sin.
Nuair a dhíolann fear bó nó muc nó capall nó caora, fághann sé tiicéad beag ionnus go dtógfadh an fear an bhethidheach agus nach bhfágfhaidhe aige é.
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2019-02-19 11:20
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line it is made to spin. It attracts the trout, salmon, or pike and when they snap at it they are caught by the hooks which hang at the tail or fins of the minnow.
Fly fishing is the chief way when the water is clear and is done by making artificial flies on hooks to float on the water. When the fish is feeding or hungry he will take the fly and the fisherman will strike or pull the line at the same time to drive the hook through his mouth. The chief object is to find the exact fly that the fish
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2019-02-19 11:18
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Fishing
Fishing is a very interesting sport and many a pleasent hour can be enjoyed on the banks of the river. There are many different ways of trout fishing, minnow, fly and bait.
The former is used at the beginning of the season when the water is partly coloured from floods. The minnows are off lead or grass or rubber. It is thrown far out in the water and by means of swivel on the
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2019-02-19 11:17
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Fishing
fishing is a very interesting sport and many a pleasent hour can be enjoyed on the banks of the river. There are many different ways of trout fishing, minnow, fly and bait.
The former is used at the beginning of the season when the water is partly coloured from floods. The minnows are off lead or grass or fubber. It is thrown far out in the water and by means of swivel on the
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2019-02-19 11:14
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make a ridge and lay them down along the ridge. Then you would put a very little clay on them then put some mamuse on them. Then put more clay on then again. When the stalks begin to grow, and when they get a little bit bigger you should put more clay to them so that they would grow.
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2019-02-19 11:05
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Further Cures
There is a sore which comes out on the mouth of children, stomatitis or ?. If a man who was borm after his fathers death breathed into the mouth of the child, would be cured.
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2019-02-19 11:04
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and they drank out of the shell of a goose egg.
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2019-02-19 11:01
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shaped like kidneys and is got in places where turnips grow and are never picked.
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2019-02-19 11:00
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There is an old cure called 'blessed virgin's lillies; it is a cure for heart disease. The little plant has berries
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2019-02-19 10:59
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the penny leaf. There are two sorts of Hemlock one sort was pounded between two stones and the juice was rubbed to cuts. The other sort was boiled in new milk and the liquid given to children who were suffering from worms.
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2019-02-19 10:59
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names of three girls on pieces of paper. Every girl would get also three pieces of paper on which the names of three boys were written. Both the girls and the boys would sleep on the pieces of paper and in the morning they would throw one of them away. On the second morning they would throw another paper away, and whatever name was on the third paper, that was the name of the person to whom the boy or girl would get married.
The table that the people had long ago at a wedding was an eighteen foot ladder covered with bags. They had pieces of blades of scythes for knives
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2019-02-19 10:58
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Further Cures
If a young baby has a cough the way to cure it is to bring it all different roads and not to bring it back the same way.
If dandeloin root is boiled and if rubbed to a person suffering from pains the pains will disappear. Also rub where the pains were with the juice of
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2019-02-19 10:57
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Further Cures
If a young baby has a cough the way to cure it is to bring it all different roads and not to bring it back the same way.
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2019-02-19 10:55
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Furhter Cures
If a young baby has a cough the way to cure it is to bring it all different roads and not to bring it back the same way.
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2019-02-19 10:54
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Old Cures
SORE THROAT
Mrs Hackett told me a cure for a sore throat to get some spring water but that no other water would do, dip a piece of silk cloth into the water and put it around your neck for three nights.
Kathleen Moroney,
60 Gassymore,
Clonmel
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2019-02-19 10:52
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lost one and if she knew where she had left if fall and if she looked for it she would find it. But she did not bother looking for it and that she took another one out of the packet she would be loosing one of her own friends.
Kathleen Moroney
62 Gassymore
Clonmel
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2019-02-19 10:51
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May Pisheogs
Mrs Hackett told me that it would not be right to cross a field in May nor to gather sticks nor to go up the river in a boat, nor to do up a house. She told me if you would do any of those things that something would happen to you. she also told me that when she was young that her mother used to tell her that if she had a packet of pins or a packet of clips, and if she
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2019-02-19 10:46
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So good night and joy to every one.
Kathleen Moroney
62 Gassymore
Clonmel
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2019-02-19 10:45
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"As slow as a snail" is said to a person that is slow and lazy,
"As tight as tuppence." Is said to a person that is very hard about money
"As clean as a new pin". When a thing is done very neat and tidy
"As quiet as a Lamb" Is applied to a person who is very meek and gentle.
"As giddy as a Goat" Is said to a wild person that has no sense.
"How tráithmhail you came" This is said to a person if they came into a house when anything was ready.
"You are as thin as a herring". Is said to a thin skinny person
"You are as bold as a pig" Is used to bold disobedient children
"As sour as gaul." This is used when anything has a bitter taste.
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2019-02-19 10:45
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the night before she died she saw a woman and she was dressed in white and she had long white hair. She left three screams out of her and the minute she did the woman that was sick died.
My father told me that when all the neighbours would be leaving the house they would sing a song, and this is the song.
If I had money enough to spend
May the one would be my friend
But when I haven't my heart is gone.
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2019-02-19 10:43
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holy water on them.
Kathleen Moroney
62 Gassymore
Clonmel.
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2019-02-19 10:42
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To Make Sciollans Grow
Mrs Dillon told me that a long time ago they had many ways for helping scollans to grow. They used to wait until the fire used to be gone black, and then they would get some water and dip their finger in it and then put their finger in the fire and make the sign of the cross on the scollans. another way they had was by making the sign of the cross on them with lime. My father does it even up to this day. another way was by shaking
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2019-02-19 10:29
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1. In this locality marriages are most frequent from the sixth of January until Ash Wednesday. They are most frequent during this period of time because it is the "Ranten" season, and no more marriages will be held until after Lent.
2. Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, and Saturday no day at all.
3. Long ago when the night of a wedding would come the people would write the names of any boy or girl that they could think of on pieces of paper. When they would be going home, every boy would get the
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"You are as stiff as a poker". This is said to a person that you could not get a stir out of.
"A closed mouth catches no flies". This is said to a person that takes in everything but says nothing.
"Hunger is a good sauce". This means that when you are hungary you will eat anything that you wont be looking for nice things
"The man on the ditch is a great hurler". That means that he thinks if he were inside he would hurl great
"As strong as horse" is said to a person that has great strength
"As open - handed as Saint Bridgid" is said to a person who is very generous and gives away things of their own free will
"His Bark is worse than his Bite" That means that its not the dog that is barking will always bite.
"You are as deaf as a bittle" This is applied to a person that does not hear what is said to them.
"As black as soot". This is said to person who is very dirty
"Too many cooks spoil the broth" This is said if too many are at the one job and each has his own way of doing it
"A fool and his money soon parts". This is said to a foolish person that has no hold of money.
"As blind as a bat" Is said to a person that cannot see anything when he is sent to look for it
"As weak as a rush" is used when a person comes in after a hard day's work and is tired.
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2019-02-19 10:20
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On top of that a layer of broken limestone was put. This was repeated until the kiln was full. In the eye of the kiln a fire was kindled, and this fire was kept going until all the lime was burned.
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2019-02-19 10:19
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Ballybunion = The Town land of Bunion.
Ahafona = Bridge of the Pound.
Lahesrough = half team.
Beale = The mouth of the Shannon.
Ballyeigh = The land of Deers.
Tullamore = The big hill.
Brumore = The big Palace.
Ahima = The bridge.
Farranpierce = The land of Pierce.
Barna = A Gap.
Gortnaskeha = The field of the Bushes.
Doon = A fort.
Cnoc an Óir = The hill of gold.
Leacca Buide = The yellow lake.
Pairce an Aifrinn = The field of the Mass.
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2019-02-19 10:17
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of the Elderberry tree dyed black, and the heather dyed yellow. The boot polish used long ago, was made from the ashes of laurels mixed with sweet oil.
Ropes were made from sticks, as well as from straw. The sticks were shredded at first. Then they were pleated, and were ready for use. They were chiefly used for thatching houses because they would not rot in a hurry.
Lime was made from limestone which was burned in a kiln. First the stones were quarried. Then they were broken to the size of an egg. Then the kiln was prepared. A layer of turf was first put into the kiln
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2019-02-19 10:11
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Well, on the occasion of rounds. There is no tree or bush at St Mary's Well.
16) The water from the Well is not used for cooking purposes. There is no fish in the Well which some say is the source or beginning of the River Deel which joins the Shannon near Foynes.

17) Naomh Berichert's Well is supposed to be the one used by Naomh Berichert and his monks. There is no record of any supernatural at Naomh Berichert's Well. Very likely the visiting day or Well Day or Pattern (Patron Day) Feb 18th was originated by Naomh Berichert with a view to attracting the multitude to be preached to, and converted by the Saint and his monks.
He died on December the 6th 839 AD according to the "Annals of the Four Masters", and if it (the Well Day) were not begun before then, this (Dec 6th) would seem to be the proper date for "Well Day" or Naomh Berichert's day.
The pilgrimage was never suppressed, but the saying of Mass was suspended for some years due to a fight or "row" which took place between police and people about 50 years ago, in the time of the Land League.
Some years before a meeting of the Land League was addressed by the late Michael Davitt during the Well Day. This was one of his first meetings when he came south. Some days before he addressed a meeting in Newmarket, Co Cork, about 8 miles from Tulach Leis (Tullylease)

18) For a photo of the Well and Abbey and Cloch Fiad (or Cloch Eilith) application may be made to Robert Dore, Church St, Drumcollogher, Co Limerick who is a capable photograper. For phot of Cloc na hEilte see page 9.

19) In the Ordnance Survey Map (1905 Edition) Sheet 6, Co Cork, the Wells, Abbey, and Cloch Fiad (Cloch Eilithe) are shown at the left hand top corner, 6 inches from the top and 6 ins from the side.

20) Matthew D. O'Brien N.T. P.C.
21) Tullylease N.S. Charleville OR (Private Address) Church St. Drumcollogher, Co Limerick. I am a native of the district and so I have been hearing of the
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2019-02-19 10:09
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Candles were made from tallow and rushes. The rushes were peeled and the tallow was melted. Then the pith was soaked thoroughly in tallow (any) and when that was dry, it was used for a candle. Soap was made from washing soda and tallow. A quantity of each was put into a pot and boiled down. Then the soap, for that was what it was when it had gone through this process was left until it was hard, and then it was cut into shape for use.
Long ago the people made their own dye, from the bark of certain trees, and from the leaves of certain plants. Crottle dyed brown, the bark
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2019-02-19 10:01
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In the townland o "Mí-ná-Thóiteann", there is a house where pupils were taught, some years ago. This house is situated in the middle of hills and bogs. This school was not a national school, and the forty pounds a year which paid the teacher was collected from thee people by him. The teachers name was Patrick Kennedy. In this school also everything was written on slates and each pupil took two turf to school with him.
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2019-02-19 09:54
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In a townland called Gortnamuckla there is a house which was a school long ago. In this house there now lives a nurse. There was one teacher by the name of Furey teaching in the school, but he was so severe that after a while he was dismissed and a man by the name of Fisher was appointed in his place. Every pupil had to take two turf to school with him each day to light the school fire. The pupils wrote on slates and never paper. No Irish was taught in the school. The teacher was paid eighty pounds a year.
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2019-02-19 09:44
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This was usually played on the strand when the tide was far out.
Sometimes played cross country Parish v. Parish or Townland v. Townland. The hurleys were made of ash or whitethorn. Made by the men themselves at home and were bigger than the Present day ones. The ball was of GuttaPercha and was about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
Mat Griffin, Tom Purtill, Tom Loyns and Mike Gorman were outstanding players.
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2019-02-19 09:42
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A great match played between Ballybunion and Beale in townland of Rahavanig. There was no defined pitch. A large field was selected and game played there. Ball played till it was put through the goals. This was a goal. There was no cross bar so no points. If the ball went behind the post it was called a corla. Kicked out again. It was an 'All in' game No Fouls. No Rules Rough and tumble all through. The men played in bare feet and were 21 a side, No Referee. Played in shirt and trousers and were distinguished by
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2019-02-19 09:41
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"How tráthamhail you came" this proverb is used when one comes into a house when anything is ready.
"As weak as a rush" is used when one comes in after a hard day's work or after a long journey.
"You are as bold as a pig" is used to bold disobedient children.
"You are as strong as a horse" is used to a one who possesses great strength
"As brown as a berry" is used to people who stay out under the sun on a hot summer's day, till they are brown.
"As fierce as a lion" is used to one with a great temper.
"As fat as a fool" is used to a very stout person
"As openhanded as Saint Brigid" is used to a very genorous person.
"As awkward as a horse in a parlour" is used to a very awkward person.
"As cute as a fox" is used to a cute sensible person.
"As slow as a late breakfast" is used to a slow lazy person
"As tough as a gad" is used to a tough person.
"As blind as a bat" is used to a blind person.
"As black as soot" this is used to a black dirty person.
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2019-02-19 09:05
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quite a member of them. Then he would get his mill into working order he would have so many men carrying water then the mill would take fire. The miller would call out water, water, like the mill is on fire. Then the two men would come forward with the water and throw it on the men that the were making the corn bags of the people would get all drenched to the skin the owners of the house would put them out then the would go outside and stop the chimney on tie the doors.
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2019-02-19 09:04
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Amusement at Wakes
One of the old games some forty or fifty years ago was what they called (Ride the gully). The gully was a pocket knife or a short piece of a stick so they would sit all around the kitchen in a row on the floor there would be one person appointed for searching them so one in the now would have the (gully) but the searcher would not know who had it so he would start at one end of the row and search trying to find it they would pass it from one to another in the row under their laps all calling out (hide the gully, hide the gully, hide the gully well) and whatever person the gully would be found with the penalty was a number of strokes of soot from the chimney put on his cheek. The would carry on at that game until they would be as black as nigers.
Another game they played at wakes was the miller grinding the corn into meal. One of the strongest men at the wake would be appointed for carrying the corn bags. He would carry the men or boys that were at the wake on his back and place them in a row sitting on the floor until he would have
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2019-02-19 09:03
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Holly Wells
When you first go there to make the Turas you take off your shoes and stockings. Then you begin the first part of the prayer at the well I ken you go on to the next station and pray there you repeat this three times and every time you go round you throw a stone into the heap that has accumulated since the well was first discovered. Then when you you have the Turas made each person leaves on a little piece of the garment they wear. There is a story told about two girls that went to make the Turas. When they had the Turas made they had nothing to leave each one of them had a broach. They thought it was too much to leave the broaches so when the got home the broaches were gone. Every one that makes the Turas takes a quantity of the water in little bottles and takes it home with them and drinks it whenever they are sick for a cure.
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2019-02-19 09:00
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Holy Wells
There are not many holly wells in our district. There are a holy well over at Warden shore a beautiful round well about the breadth of a wee tub it is as round as a wheel and it is about a foot and a half deep. There are some inscriptions written on the bottom of the well about himself. It was St. Columcille that found it and blessed it and wrote the inscriptions on it. Some person found it later on and saw all. It is still there and it is full up of water.
Kitty McBride
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2019-02-19 08:58
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St. Bernard's Well
This well is situated about five miles from Juam on the Dublin Rd on the side of Knockro hill which is near Abbeyknockmoy.
There is a story told about this well. There was a blind man rambling round the hill and he got lost. He knelt down and begged that he would regain his sight. Having finished his prayer and ready to stand up he clutched the heather to aid him and the heather being weak in the roots came up from the ground. Just then water splashed the man in the face and his sight was restored at once and he asked the people to call it St. Bernard's Well.
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2019-02-19 08:57
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it was in that quarry that Ms. Corcoran got the sand to build the wall. At Killbanon St. Patrick erected an alter and said mass there in course of his mission to Connaught. There was a chief there and his name was, Ludath he was converted and he gave a fort to Patrick, who made it a monastery. It was in that monastery that St. Garlath was educated and he was also ordained there. Lepers came to St. Patrick having no water he struck the ground with his staff and water sprung up. He bathed the lepers and they were cured. St. Garlath having been founded a church and school in bloomfush and was first Bishop of Tuam.
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2019-02-19 08:56
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Killbanon
The present church in Killbranon is called after St. Demmen. there is a Round Tower in Killbrnon and it stands from the time of St. Bemnen. It is situated on bóthar béil áthá an Gadaidhe about one and a half miles from Tuam. There is a well near the church it is called St. Patrick's well. About a quarter of a mile from the church and there is still to be seen the print of St. Patrick's well. There is a well thing about it that grass never grows on the spot where the Saint knelt. People go very often to the spot and pray there. And when they are coming home they leave something after them in honour of the Saint. A wall was built around the place by Ms. J H Corcoran in the year 1933. There is a small quarry of stones outside the wall and
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2019-02-19 08:53
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St. Michael's Well
In Claretuam there is a well called St. Michael's well and it flows into the Clare river. There is a gate and a wall and a bush around it. Some people leaves things there. There is a pilgramege on the 29th September. There were two people who went ot the well. One of them had a tooth-ache and the other a pain in her head and both of them was cured. The people say seven. Our Fathers a seven Hail Marys and before they start the stations they pick even smaller stones and they throw them at each pillar they do pass. Some years ago this well was in this man's field and it broke out again. The people go there bear-footed and there is a lot of people there at each pilgrimage.
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2019-02-19 08:51
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horses go quicker. There were other people holding rushes on the top of a stick and it lighting. The men used to race home and the first man that reached the house got a bottle of whiskey for himself. Then they would remain (dain) dancing and singing until morning.
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When the bride came in the door it was a (cas) custom to break an oaten meal cake on her head and it is also said that she cannot go to visit her parents for a month. When going to the chapel thirty as forty people on horse back and side cars followed the weddings. When they were coming home the people used to put a pole at each side of the road and tie a rope from hole to hole and tie straw around the rope and put parafin oil on it and when the wedding grew near they used to light it and when the horses were going under it, it fell down and made the
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2019-02-19 08:29
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There are a number of good dancers going to school here now. They are Mary Hickey, Noreen O Connell Bridie Houlihan and Hannah Hickey. Noreen O Connell Mary Hickey and Bridie Houlihan won beautiful medals at the feis last year in Rathkeale for dancing.
James HIckey who lived in Ballymeale, two miles outside the village was a famous dancer. He won many prizes for his dancing. He is dead about twenty years
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2019-02-19 07:50
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this green field when his pipe got a crack of a fist and his pipe fell down. He picked it up and put it into his mouth and no sooner had he it in his mouth when it got another crack and fell down again and in the finish he had to put it into his pocket. So when he was near a gate he heard the Bean side again but he did not see her atall this time.
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2019-02-19 07:47
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The Bean side is known to be a fairy woman and she lives in glens and lonely places and she is after certain people very much.
One night this man was walking in a very lonely glen and he was not there long when he saw a fine pipe of tobacco lost so he sat down on a clump of soft green grass and took out his box of matches and lit his pipe. He was smoking and smoking at his ease when the Bean side gave a great roar inside in a clump of briars that lifted him off the ground and he soon saw this black woman between two drains and she was very mournful looking and she was the very same as any woman but she had no legs. So the man continued on his journey. He was walking through
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2019-02-19 07:40
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Long ago people did not wear shoes until they had left school. A man named Tom Fitzgearald who lived in this district never wore shoes in his life and he lived to be over eighty years. This man worked very hard and was half hungry most of his time and was only getting 6d a day.
The feet water should never be left inside at night because it would stop the good people coming in.
It is right to throw it out sideways.
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2019-02-19 07:38
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Costraván, nettles, and Chicken weed are the principal herbs used for feeding purposes.
Nettles are used either raw or boiled and are cut small and mixed with meal or pollard. They are very fattening for turkeys especially.
Costravan grows on ditches and meadows and is picked by slipping a knife under the root. It is cut small by means of a cutter and mixed with meal and given to fowl. It helps to make hens lay well as there is iron in it.
Chicken weed is treated in the same way as costravan and is great feeding for pigs if mixed with meal or pollard.
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2019-02-19 07:32
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VI contd.
excessive rain that the Judges were forced to leave the coaches and betake themselves to their saddle-horses. But the repast was short for tidings being brought that the Feale was swelling apace, they soon removed in order to pass over it while it was fordable.
The present fine bridge was afterwards erected by William Isaac Mc Mahon in 1829.
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VI
The cavalcade were all of the Earl's own family, mounted out of his own stable to the number of 35.
After these followed the gentlemen of the County, who were very numerous, with about 20 led horses.
The pomp and gallantry of the equipage was forced to march under a continued rain from [?] to Listowel where the High Sheriff had prepared a splendid entertainment of 120 dishes, to regale the Judges and gentlemen after their fatigue.
The roads were so heavy and wet by reason of the
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2019-02-19 07:22
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the Fitzmaurices. These wore short-horsemen's wigs of one cut and gold laced hats. Their black swords hung in broad buff belts with two large gilt buttons behind. Each had a brace of pistols and a bright carabine hanging in a basket on his right side; with a stopper, in the muzzle of red mixed with white that looked not unlike a tulip. His riding coat, with a scarlet cape and gilt buttons was rolled up behind him.
V
The Earl of Kerry's gentlemen of the horse, single mounted on a very fine black horse; the steward, waiting men and other domestics of the Earl of Kerry.
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his sword hanging in a broad shoulder belt of crimson covered with silver lace, mounted on a very beautiful stone-horse, having a Turkish bridle, with reins of green silk intermixed with gold; the caps and housings were of green velvet, that was almost covered with gold lace and bordered with a deep gold fringe.
IV
Next came twelve livery men, in the colours of the family mounted on black horses from 20L to 40L each. Their tails and manes decked with roses of red ribbons. The caps and housings had a "centre of [?]", which is the 'crest' of
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Reception by the High Sheriff (Earl of Kerry, of the Judges of Assize at the bounds of the County (Listowel Bridge) in 1732
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Two running footmen led the way, clothed in white, with their black caps dressed with red ribbons, red sashes with deep fringes.
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Four grooms leading four stately horses with their caparisons; their manes and tails dressed with roses of red ribbons; a page, in scarlet laced with silver, bearing the Sheriff's white rod.
III
The High Sheriff in scarlet, his
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2019-02-19 07:00
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south of it.
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2019-02-19 06:59
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was in it. Chieftains that lived in the fort, when they died their bodies were burnt. The ashes was preserved in an urn and Rathoran got its name from Rath-urn.
There are two old people in Rathoran and their ages are seventy and 90. One of them knows Irish and each of them could tell stories in English.
The land is good and hilly in places but some of it is boggy. There is a spring on the east of it and the river Feale on the
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2019-02-19 06:55
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My home district is Rathoran. It is situated in North Kerry in the Parish of Duagh and in the Barony of Irrachti OConnor.
There are eleven families in Rathoran. The approximate population of Rathoran is eighty. The family names most common are OConnor and Twomey. Some of the houses are thatched some iorned and the majority of them are slated.
The townland of Rathoran got its name from a fort that
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2019-02-19 06:52
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and began to row and in this way she got to the Feale in good time.
Anyone who wishes for a ride had to pay her 2s-6d and many took advantage of it.
Old folks say that was a miniature ship and from it the first ship was constructed. Others copied her sally cave and each gave her a luck penny. The name of that stream is the 'woman's cave'.
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2019-02-19 06:47
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that was there and Pilgrims used pay 'rounds' at the well in order to be cured. That's why it was called 'Pilgrim Hill'.
There are four streams in this district, one north, one East and one West and the River Feale south.
Most of the land is boggy and there are no woods.
A legend
There is a story about the south stream that flows into the Feale.
An old lady made a cave of sallies and lined it with skins and floated it on top of the water. When she reached the deep water she sat into it
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2019-02-19 04:25
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There is a very old graveyard in Kilmannon, Clearistown. It is a square piece of ground with an ancient castle in the centre.
In it stand many old tombstones, some of them with no inscription. They are not like the tombstones of to-day-carved out of marble or limestone, but are big common slabs of stone.
In this graveyard a Priest is buried, but the inscription on his tombstone cannot be made out.
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2019-02-19 04:18
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I have no Churn at home but I have seen churns. The churn that I know of is an end-over-end churn. The end over end churn is the same width at the top and bottom. The height of the churn is about 3 feet that would be measuring from the top to the bottom.
The sides of the churn are round. There is no mark on the churn. Butter is made twice a week in the summer and once in the winter. Everyone that comes in helps with the churning because if he did not, you would take the butter.
In the winter it takes longer to churn that the Summer. I supposed it would take three quarters of an hour to churn.
There are different kinds of churns such as the Dash churn, end-over-end churn
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2019-02-19 04:07
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and the beater-churn. They always pour hot water when churning. There is no saying or proverb connected with Churning that I know of, only long ago the fairies used to take the butter. When the buttermilk is taken out of the churn it is washed with hot water and it should be scalded with hot water. The buttermilk should not be left long in the churn.
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2019-02-19 04:02
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badly they would not be long in making themselves scarce.
They would accept anything and generally they would want more than they would be likely to get. They travel from place to place in carts but of late years some of them are becoming more modern and travel on bicycles. Some of them travel in families but the greater number travel in bands. The best known of these travellers are :- the Connors, Cash's and the Dundons. There are so many Connors, that they are distinguished only by nicknames such as, Black Mick, Bothered Jerry, Soft Jerry, and Long Jem. They all gather to this district for the 15th of August which is the "Big Day" in Cullenstown.
The Connors deal extensively in horses, ponies, and asses.
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2019-02-19 03:52
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From time to time travelling folk call to my home. For many years they have been doing so. The majority of them are not very poor. When they come to the houses they have nothing but they are very well off when they reach the public house.
They sell small articles for a large price.
The general things they sell are :- scissors, combs, necklaces, and picture frames.
Sometimes people buy from them. They get their supplies in Woolworths or some cheap place like that. They are never welcome to any house because they would annoy a saint. They nearly all have caravans to live in now, and when they come to a district they remain a couple of weeks if they would be doing well but on the other hand if they were doing
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2019-02-19 03:42
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green. They remain here until August until the young are fully fleged and then they fly away. Most of the small birds build in holes in walls and ditches. The wood-pidgeon, crow, magpie, and hawk build their nests on the tree tops. The pheasant builds her nest in a place over-grown with grass and furze. The fox often robs the pheasant's nest. The number of days birds sit varies from eighteen to twenty eight days generally. When seagulls and crows fly low it is a sign of rain and when wild geese fly inland it is a sign of frost. It is said that when Our Lord was being followed by the soldiers that He lay down to rest and as the soldiers were drawing near the curlew's cries awakened Him and he said that her nest would never be found by the enemy and it never was. The robin got its red breast from the drops of blood which dropped from Our Lords head when he picked the thorns out of the crown of thorns.
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2019-02-19 03:30
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The birds that are most common in this district are - the tom-tit, robin, wren, blackbird, thrush, starling, crow, hawk, yellow-hammer, magpie, gold-finch, bull-finch, golden plover, green plover, pheasant, partridge, woodcock, curlew, snipe, wild-duck, wild goose, and willie-water wagtail.
The plover, woodcock, cuckoo, swallow, and wild-goose migrate. The plover, woodcock, and wild goose come here for the fowling season only and shortly before it is over they leave.
The cuckoo and swallow come here for the summer months and they leave when the weather is becoming cold. The wild duck remains about the boggy land during the spring and Summer. She builds her nest here and lays an egg as large as the tame duck. Some of them are white and others
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2019-02-19 03:18
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There are four holy wells in the parish
The townlands in which they are situated are - Kilcavan, Ambrosetown, Littlegraigue and Knockbine. People visit Kilcavan well still but the others are seldom visited.
It is generally on the pattern day that Kilcavan well is visited but sometimes when people visit the graveyard they go to to the well. St Kevin is the patron St of Kilcavan and St Emog is the patron of Littlegraigue and Knockline is dedicated to our Lady. The well in Ambrosetown cures warts. You must go to well nine time and put some water on the warts. Anyone that visits the well takes a drink of water. Sometimes people say prayers but no special prayers are to be said. Some people have
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2019-02-19 03:06
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bits of beads behind them at the wells
No offerings of food or money is made.
There is no fish in the well. Some people bring bottles of holy water from the well.
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2019-02-19 03:03
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There is a little garden at the back of the barn, and it is known as "Liz's orchard" for Liz Cooney was one of the people who lived in the house. All the people who lived in those houses are dead years ago. The land where those houses stood is flat and part of it is dry but some of it is very boggy.
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2019-02-19 02:59
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The name of the district I live in is Baldwinstown and the townland Newtown. It is situated in parish of Rathangan which is in the Barony of Bargy. There are only three houses in my townland, Newtown, and the number of people living here is twelve.
One of the houses is a labourer's cottage and the other two are farm houses. Both of them are slated. Houses were more plentiful formerly than they are now. The ruins of some of these houses are still to be seen. The families that lived in other districts long ago were, Cooneys, Sinnotts and Flaherty. Cooneys lived about half a mile from where my grandfather lived and there is a barn now where their house was, and other house still standing
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2019-02-19 02:48
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There are four graveyards in the parish namely - Rathangan Duncormack, Kill Cowan, and Killag
They are all still in use Killag is situated on a small hill, and the ruins of an old church is there to be seen to this day. Rathangan is more oval shape, it is a small graveyard and it is fit to be closed at any time.
It slopes to the north-west. Both graveyards Kill-Cowan and Duncormack slope to the north-east. The tombs in Bannow, Ballinglee, Kilcavan and in the old graveyard in Ballymitty are very old. Near the graveyard of Kill Cowan there is an old rath and it is said that if any person passed by it at midnight they would see a gost. The people always visit the graveyards of their relatives every year.
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2019-02-19 02:31
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the smith makes consist of :-
ploughs, gates, grubbers, swings and bands for carts.
Forge water is supposed to cure chillblains.
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2019-02-19 02:29
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There are about three or four forges in the parish of Rathangan. Parle's forge is at Baldwinstown and is situated on the side of the road. Parle's forge is on the crossroads from Duncormack to Baldwinstown. The general class of roof is slate and thatched, but some of them have felt roofs. The forge doors are sometimes the shape of an arch. All the smiths shoe asses and horses. In some forges there is but one fire-place, whilst in others there are two. The bellows is a round affair with a shaft coming out from them with which they are blown. They do not be made locally.
The smith's tools consist of :-
an anvil, a sledge, and a hardy with which he cuts the iron. The implements
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2019-02-19 02:28
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goes back with sally-rods and scalops. A scalop is formed by heating a sally-rod. When it becomes hard in the centre it forms the shape of a staple. Scalops are used to hold the sally-rods down in the thatch and to keep it from rising on an stormy day. Then he puts knobs of straw on the very top of the roof for ornament. Then his work is finished.
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2019-02-19 02:25
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told Mr Delaney to do this and it would cure his pains which he frequently suffered from. Some people come to the well and drink the waters for the good of their health.
Long ago there was a pattern held at the well. Priests and monks used to visit the well on Pattern Day and devotions were held. Dealers erected camp in the fields around the well land sold drink and refreshments there. Owing to the conduct carried on there by the people the pattern had to be stopped.
The late Mr Byrne of Powerstown returning home one night looked behind him after he had passed the well. On the centre of the road right opposite the well he saw a vision kneeling down. He turned round and travelled home as fast as he could.
There is a legend concerning the well. It is said that the Blessed
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2019-02-19 02:18
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in the boiler. They cleared away that day and they were glad to have escaped with their lives from the haunted castle of Baldwinstown.
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2019-02-19 02:16
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on the floor, hunting whips, swords and pistols. He got out through the window and got onto the ladder. The window shut with a bang. That night they were sitting at the fire the same as usual. He had a hen setting in a metal boiler in a scullery near the kitchen and all of a sudden the boiler cracked the same as someone hit it with a sledge. The hen that was in it flew out and her feathers standing up like the hair on a dog so he came to the conclusion that they would not stay any longer. They took up a lighting candle and made for the door. When they reached the door they heard a heavy step comming down the stairs. Johnny turned to shut the door but he could not do so. The door was jammed as if some one put his foot between the door and the doorcase. They made for their neighbour's houses as fast as their legs could carry them. They stopped there until morning.
They went back the next morning and found the door as they had left it and the hen was on her eggs
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2019-02-19 02:12
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One day a man was walking outside the city of Dublin. He was passing a high wall and he pulled out a stone. He put in a sixpenny bit in the hole. While he was putting in the coin some people were looking on and they said he was a fool. The next day they went to the wall and took out the sixpence and put in a shilling. When the man went to look at it "Oh", he said, "I think you are big I will leave you here another while". The men took the shilling and put in a 2 shilling piece. When the man came to look at it "Oh", he said "you are growing. I think I will leave you here another while". The next day they put a half sovereign in it and the so called fool came to look at it. "Oh", he said, "you are getting very small. I think you are getting the Yellow Jaundice. I better put you in my pocket where you will be warm".
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2019-02-19 02:12
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2019-02-19 02:06
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