Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 284035 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2019-06-25 13:45
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The following is another story of Collier the Robber. Collier received imformation that another masked and armed man was holding up the Stage Coaches, and worse than that he found out this man not only took their valubles, but molested and treated them cruely. Collier could not stand for that. He got another trail found out his name was Freeney. About this time the farmer's had to send to the Banks to draw out some money to pay their men. But they were afraid of being held up and robbed. Collier now disguised himself and sought work with the farmer's. When they all met together each seemed to be afraid to go to the Bank. Collier at once volunteered to go. He asked for the worse horse in the place and set off. When a few miles off at a turn in the road he
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2019-06-25 13:20
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Long ago the back lane was known as the "Road to Tara". This old lane runs along by the banks of the river Tolka. Parts of this lane have disappeared. It is said that this lane ran from Dublin to Tara. There are five sandpits down along this lane and long ago they were worked by the Carrs of Parslickstown. The lane runs through Damastown land and on to the High road at Clonee. At Damastown there is a bridge crossing the river. This bridge is built of stones and it is said that in the time of the Black and Tans 1916 one of the walls was blown up and a cement wall was built there. Under the bridge the river is very deep and the deep part is called Probeys hole. It is said the Probey was coming home from a dance in his carriage one night and he could not see where he was driving. He drove into the hole and was drowned. On the side of the lane there is a little bush surrounded by three little hills. There is a Rosary beads hanging on the bush and they are made of wood. It is said
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2019-06-25 13:18
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to seek the button. If a person goes near the hiding place the hider of the article points to here and says "Hot" and she points to the person who is far away and says "Cold". The game lasts for some time and the person who has found the button the most times at the end of the game wins. Boys also play the game of Hide and go seek.
Cock-Robin
A number of girls may play this game. They first get into a ring. Two of the players get into the middle of the ring one of which kneels down on the ground. The ring of girls keep walking around the two girls who are on the ground. Whilst walking around they say "Cock Robin is dead and gone to his grave". The game goes on until the Cock-Robin arises and runs after the person who who is standing behind her. If she is caught she is then the Cock-Robin.
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2019-06-25 13:13
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hundreds of years ago.

Information received from
Mr. T. Canavan
Chapel St.

Esther Meany VI Std.
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2019-06-25 13:12
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There are two ruined castles in this district. One is in the townland of Barnabrow, Parish of Cloyne, Barony of Immokilly, Co.Cork.The other is in Castlemary, Parish of Cloyne, Co. Cork
The one in Castlemary was blown up by the Irish Republican Army. A lot of valuable furniture was burned at that time. There are cellars all round it.
The castle in Barnabrow is a long time in ruins. It is said that Bishop Berkeley had a telescope there. He kept this telescope there to study the stars. It was built by a bishop - Bishop Brinkley and ever since it is called Brinkley's Tower. It was built hundreds
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2019-06-25 12:56
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It also contains a headstone erected to Mr Conway the celebrated Mathematician who made the Relief Map of Ireland in the Dublin Museum.
On a headstone erected to Mary Swiney who died in 27/3/1826 is the following verse.
" Oh! reader stay and cast an eye.
Upon this grave in which I lie.
For cruel death has conquered me.
And in short time will conquer thee
Repent in time make no delay
For Christ will call us all away.
Our time is scant like dew in Sun.
Beyond all cure, my glass is run.

In the Cathedral is an altar monument to the Fitzgeralds dated 1611. The Cathedral also contains a monument to the Celebrated Dr. Berkley.
Dr Berkley was a Philosopher, he was a great lover of Ireland and advocated the use of Irish manufacture in his book the Querist, He also wrote a book Mind and Matter.
(Berkeley say there is not matter so it is no matter what he says) Dean Swift visited him in Cloyne. His cure for all ills was for Tar-water
Berkley was born in 1685, appointed Bishop of Cloyne 1734 He resigned in 1785 and went to Oxford where he died after a short stay. During the stay in Cloyne he was very kind to the poor.
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2019-06-25 11:57
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has to go a second time round hopping the ball twice in each square. If she succeeds in the second round she has to go around a third time hopping the ball three times in each square. The game goes on until the girl reaches her eight round when she has to hop the ball eight times in each square. It is very seldom a girl succeeds in the first chance. Any number of girls can play this game. The girl who performs the tasks without any faults wins the game.
Hide and Go Seek
A button of an overcoat or some article about its size is got. The game takes place indoor. Any number of children can play the game. All the children with the exception of one are put out of the room. The remaining player takes the button and hides it. When it is hidden the rest of the players are allowed into the room
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2019-06-25 11:53
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Whatever side does not fall wins the game.
Spy Tig
The game is played something like Hide and go Seek. First of all everybody goes to hide with the exception of one person who waits in the den until all the others are. When they are hidden they all call "Spy". Then the person who waits in the den looks all around her to see if she can spy them. If she spies any of them she runs to the den and claps and claps her hands three times saying "I spy you one, two, three. If the hider reaches the den first clapping her hands three times she is not caught.
Ball Beds
Another game played by girls is "Ball Beds". This game is played with a ball. Eight squares are marked on the road or path with chalk. A girl hops the ball in each square once. If she tips the line she is out of the game but if she succeeds in getting around she
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2019-06-25 11:47
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continues, and the side that scores twenty "fullers" first wins the game. Girls can also play this game.
The following are games played by girls: Thread, thread the Needle and Sew "Spy Tig" "Ball Beds" Hide and go Seek"
"Thread thread the Needle and Sew"
A number of girls can play this game. A group of girls get in a line. The two biggest go a good distance and take something like a golden watch. Sometimes one of the girls take a piano and the other takes a wireless. Then they say "Thread thread the Needle and sew". Then first girl comes along to the two girls and they whisper to her and ask her which would she rather have a piano or a wireless. If she says she would rather have a wireless she goes behind the girl who took the wireless. This goes on until all the girls have chosen what they would like. Then they catch hands and pull "Tug of War".
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2019-06-25 11:42
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does not fall quick enough the birds will escape.
Rounders
Another game I play is rounders. Two boys pick sides, with an even number of boys on each side. Then a coin is tossed to decide which side enters the den first. When this is done the losers of the toss spread through the field. One of the fielders is called a bowler. The bowler bowls a ball to the first boy in the den. The boy in the den can get three bowls. There are four corners, which is called a run and if the boy in the den gets a good bowl and hits the ball far he will make a round which is called a "Fuller". If the fielders get the ball and strike the boy when on his round he is either out of the game or taken back into the den at the expense of a "Fuller". Sometimes a player in the den may strike a ball into the air and caught by one of the "Fielders". If this occurs the sides change places. This
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2019-06-25 11:37
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game goes. The game generally starts at one end of the field and ends up at the other end. Leap frog may often come to an end by a player being hurt which is very simple. Towards the end of the game the children begin to get tired and not able to jump over on of the other children. He will try jumping over one of his play mate but instead he will jump into him and be hurted.
In Autumn many of the children around the district go along the hedges picking blackberries. They have much fun in gathering the wild fruit. On Hallow Een night some the children amuse themselves cracking nuts. I sometimes make bird traps in winter when the birds are plentiful around the haggard. I place a box on the ground resting on a piece of stick. I then place grain under the box and tie a piece of twine to the stick. When I have this done I take one end of the twine in my hand and hide in a heap of straw. When the birds come under the box I pull the twine and the box falls. If the box
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2019-06-25 11:34
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"Freehin" is an old name for Carrigans, it got its name from all the heather that grew in the village. There was also a lot of bogs in it one time.
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2019-06-25 11:33
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There is a well not far from my house. It is called "Thurlough".
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2019-06-25 11:32
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There is an old place in my district known as Dún Hill.
In olden times there was a King buried in it named Quinn-ingham [?]. When he was dying he told them to call the hill after him and also Ireland. From that day to this it is known as "Slieve Concubar". It is about five hundred feet above the level of the sea. In the Penal times Mass was also celebrated on it.
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2019-06-25 11:31
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The tyings of the cows are chains but sometimes of rope or leather. None of the tyings are made locally. Many of the doors of the cow-shed are shaped like a horse shoe.
The customs of the fowl are very plentiful Eggs are hatched in many of the houses of the village. The number is thirteen and they are put under a clocking hen. Before they are set they are sprinkled with holy water. Sometimes the eggs are marked with a copying ink pencil. The sign of the cross is marked on them. The eggs are put in a cosy nest in a very dark corner. The hen sits on them for three weeks until they are hatched. If there is a thunder storm during that period a piece of iron is placed under the eggs to keep them from danger. Most of the eggs are put to hatch around Easter.
It is said that when a hen crows it is a sign of bad luck. When a cock crows in the middle of the night it is considered unlucky.
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2019-06-25 11:29
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2019-06-25 11:29
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There is a path in a field which belongs to Thomas Davey known as the "Mass Path". There was Mass celebrated in that field during the Penal Times and from that time is is called the "Mass Path".
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2019-06-25 11:25
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pigs = Hursh, dogs = according to name, hens = chuck - These calls are recited several times. There are many old customs attached to domestic animals. When a cow is being milked the milker sits on the right hand side of the cow. Sometimes when the milker is finished his job he makes the sign of the cross on the cows back with the froth that comes on the top of the milk. In Mr. Birmingham's yard blood is spilt in front of the cow shed door. This is done (of) on Saint Martin's day to bring luck to the cows during the year. This saint's day is on the eleventh of November. In some parts of the district the house in which the cows are kept is called "the cowshed" and in other parts it is called "the byre". Very often a horse-shoe is hung over the cows shed door to bring luck to the animals within. The horshoe points downwards. Very often a picture of the Sacred Heart is hung over the door of the byre. This is done to keep away all harm from the byre during the year. The cows are tied by the neck to a manger
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2019-06-25 11:25
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There is a Mass Rock in Riverstown about four miles from here. There is a well at the bottom of the rock and it was out of this well the priest used to get the water. The priest blessed the well and got holy water out of it.
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2019-06-25 11:23
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There was a priest in White-Hill and he used to say Mass every day on a rock that was there.
The priest said Mass there for a long time and after a while the priest-hunters found the priest and killed him.
The rock is called the "Mass-Rock" The name of the priest that read Mass on that rock was Father McQuillen.
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2019-06-25 11:22
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Drove into the spot where we lay.
Then over the hill raised the echo.
The crack of a rifle and gun.
But the blaze from the lorries gave tidings. That the boys of Kilmichael had won.
Chorus.
Then hurray for the boys if Kilmichael.
Those brave lads so gallant and true.
Who fought 'neath the banner of Erin.
And conquered the red, white and blue.
III
On the twenty-eighth day of November.
That those "black and tans" left Macroom.
They travelled in two Crossly tenders.
Never thinking that they'd meet their doom.
But when they arrived at Seanacastle.
Tis there they were brought a full stop.
By the boys of the third Brigade column.
And they did for the whole bloomin' lot.
Chorus.
Then hurray for the boys of Kilmichael.
Those brave lads so gallant and true.
Who fought 'neath the banner of Erin.
And conquered the red, white and blue.
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2019-06-25 11:21
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There was a holy well in the property of the late Mr Duke of Newpark where the priests used to read Mass. There were stations performed at the well also. The well is still to be seen and the people call it the "Mass-Well"
St Brigid prayed at this well and the track of her knees where she knelt is still to be seen.
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2019-06-25 11:19
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The priest used to come and say mass at a rock in Pat Davey's field in Carrowcushacly. The field is called "The Priest Field" ever since. Many people used to gather round this rock and pray very hard.
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2019-06-25 11:17
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Carrigans Upper.
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2019-06-25 11:17
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There was a priest reading Mass on the hill-side near Boyle and the soldiers came upon him. The priest turned round and told them to fire at him. As soon as he said these they fell to the ground and were not able to stir until the priest got away safe.
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2019-06-25 11:14
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On the Penal Times some Protestants were very good to the priests. They took them into their homes and gave them a place of concealment until the priest_ hunters left the locality.
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2019-06-25 11:12
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Mary Ellen Quinn
Clooneen.
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2019-06-25 11:12
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There was a man named Foster who lived a short distance from Doo, he was a priest- hunter, and the people were greatly afraid of him.
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2019-06-25 11:11
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There was a Mass Rock behind Doo Chapel on the top of a small hill and there was a path going from the road to the Mass Rock.
There is a ditch built across the path now. Mass was said there every week. It is about half mile from the road.
There is another Mass Rock in Drumfin.
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2019-06-25 11:11
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There are fields in Buzzardstown which have many names. First of all Buzzardstown itself got its name from the gentleman named Buzzard who used to live there.
The three brothers
This field got its name the time of the Normans invasion. One day three brothers were hanged in that field in a mistake for somebody else. Since then it is called the Three Brothers.
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2019-06-25 11:09
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There was Mass celebrated by Father McQuillen in my district on Dún Hill in olden times. This was the nearest place in my district for Mass to be celebrated and people came from all parts of the country to Mass.
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2019-06-25 11:06
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There is a hill in Doo a few miles from this school. There is a split in the side of the hill which leaves a big space in the front of it. In this space Mass was said long ago. Somebody was put on the top of the hill to watch for fear soldiers would catch the priest.
There were men also hunting after the priests. They were called priest hunters.
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2019-06-25 11:04
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About two miles from my home there is a rock in a small field and a well rising beside the rock.
It is on this rock that the priest used to say mass because he could not celebrate Mass in the chapel for fear of being caught by the priest_hunters.
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2019-06-25 11:03
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within three miles from the ambush and they took him out in the yard and shot him. The whole country side for miles around became panic stricken. The greater number of the young men and a good many of the old men ran with their lives out of the district. There were only two horses at Toames chapel the next Sunday and that was over six miles from the Ambush. It was reported that the "Black and tans" were going to shoot at least two Priests as reprisals and they did shoot one - Canon Magner P.P. Dunmanway. There was a song made for the Kilmichael Ambush some time after and the following are some of the verses:-
Air ("The men of the West"
While we honour in song and in story.
The memory of Pearse and McBride.
Whose names are illumined in glory.
Those brave men who long since have died.
Chorus.
Forget not the boys of Kilmichael.
Those brave lads so gallant and true.
Who fought 'neath the banner of Erin.
And conquered the red, white and blue.
II
The sun in the west it was sinking.
At the close of a bleak winter's day.
For the tans we were wearily waiting.
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2019-06-25 11:03
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About two miles from Colloney there is a large tree and it is on this tree that the priest used to say mass and the place can be seen in the tree where the Mass book was left.
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2019-06-25 11:01
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If the pheasants crowd in the wood it is a sign of a storm.
When the robins come around the door is a sign of snow.
When the cat is scraping his paws against wood it is a sign of rain.
When a fog is rising on the rivers it is a sign of warm weather.
When the hills seem near it is a sign of rain.
When the smoke is going up straight from the chimneys it is a sign of warm weather.
When the north wind blows it is
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2019-06-25 10:59
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the sign of snow.
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2019-06-25 10:58
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When raid is coming the curlews are heard whistling very loudly.
When the farmers ducks are found searching for snails and worms far into the fields, it is a sign of rain.
When the rooks leave a wood and go into another wood it is a sign that rain is approaching and when the rooks fly high it is a sign of good weather and when they are flying low it is a sign of rain.
When there are streamers going from the sun it is a sign of bad weather.
If there is a blue blaze seen in the dire it is a sign of storm.
When the smoke goes up straight out of the chimney it is a sign of good weather.
When the sea-gulls and swans fly inland it is a sign of bad
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2019-06-25 10:54
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weather.
When the cat sits on the hearth it is a sign of rain.
When the sun goes pale to bed it is a sign of rain and when it goes to bed red it is a sign of coming storm.
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2019-06-25 10:53
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When you see a dog eating grass it is a sign of rain.
When the fire is burning brightly it is a sign of good weather.
When you see a cat lying with her back to the fire it is a sign of bad weather.
When the sun is shining very bright it is a sign of bad weather.
When you see the seagulls flying
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2019-06-25 10:52
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low it is the sign of rain.
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2019-06-25 10:52
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When the sun is very warm
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2019-06-25 10:51
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tell you".
"He told me nothing about my own pipe Father" said Pat. "But he told me you had a few good ones inside".
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2019-06-25 10:50
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There were two men named John and Michael. The two of them were very lazy. One night Michael was out rambling and John was alone in the house.
After a while a lot of ramblers came in and John put them splitting potatoes and he went to bed himself.
When they had all the potatoes they threw the bad parts of the potatoes in on top of him in the bed, then
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2019-06-25 10:46
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How many sticks goes to a rooks nest?
There goes no stick. It is what they are carried to it.
As round as an apple, as deep as a cup all the men in Derry would not lift it up?
A well.
Under the fire and over the fire and never touches the fire?
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2019-06-25 10:46
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I had a little cow and I tied her to the wall and she would ate all
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2019-06-25 10:45
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tinkers.
An old woman the name of Peggy Lynch came to a house one time. She was deaf and was usually called "deaf Peggy".
She was a native of Riverstown. She got a night's lodging and slept on the floor. Her bed consisted of hay or straw and course bags for a sheet and the covering of same. She had food with her, with the exception of milk which she got from the people of the house.
Maggie Corcaran was another travelling woman. She was generally known as "gabby maggie" because she always had the news of the country to tell when she came. She would only stay one night, and carried her own food
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2019-06-25 10:41
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My father (age 50) told me this story.
The Kilmichael Ambush took place on the 28th November 1921. Two lorries of Black and tans left Macroom heading for Dunmanway but when they came to Seanacastle about half way between Macroom and Dunmanway a body of I.R.A. were waiting in ambush for them in a remote, wild and rocky place where they ambushed them. There were seventeen "Black and tans" in the two lorries. One of the lorries was blown up by a land mine. There were sixteen Black and tans killed in the Ambush and one escaped and he was captured on the road going back to Macroom by members of I.R.A. Three of the I.R.A were killed also. There was nothing known about the Ambush in Macroom or Dunmanway that night. There was terrible excitement in the locality for some time after the Ambush as it was rumoured that they were going to shoot and burn all around within a radius of ten miles from the Ambush.
When the news of the ambush reached Macroom next morning the "Black and tans" brought out sixteen coffins for the dead and shipped them to England and they were buried there. They went out after a couple of days again for reprisals and they met a man with a glass eye in a shop
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2019-06-25 10:41
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John. P. Kerins,
Carrigans Upper.
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2019-06-25 10:40
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A few years ago there was a man named Michael ORourke from Geevagh, who used to come to all the houses in the district. He used to remain about an hour in each house. Sometimes he used to bring news or tell stories.
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2019-06-25 10:39
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Mc'Donagh's, Wards, Cawleys and Laurences, are the best known who visit this district.
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2019-06-25 10:38
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At the present time the only travelling folk that call at our homes are "tinners" or usually called
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2019-06-25 10:21
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Coachford Creamery was built in 1898. Mr Gleeson's house, the Glebe, was completed in 1934. The house of James O'Mahony Postman to Rylane was built in 1931. The old house in this site was owned by Patrick Hogan at one time District Councillor and shop keeper whose father's name was Jerry Hogan who carried on very successfully a general business - meal - flour and groceries here - the townland is Knockanowen.
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2019-06-25 10:11
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Coachford Post Office was built in the year 1927. The present occupant is Miss McCarthy the owner for whom it was built by Jerry Callaghan mason and contractor the architect being Mr Tierney Cork. It is built on the site of the old R.I.C. barrack which was burned by the Volunteers in the Black-and-Tan period. The owner recently installed electric light which is worked by the wind. There is also a Drapery business carried on there. The Post Office existed previously in the department attached to Burke's Hotel where a Drapery exists at present.
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2019-06-25 09:34
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Crook's Castle was built about the year 1820 in commemoration of Wellington's victory of Waterloo. It is about two miles from the village of Coachford and lies close to the road between Peake and Aharvin. Built on the side of a wood belonging to a Mrs Crooke, Ahavrin living nearby. This castle is very artistic and adds romance and charm to the wooded surroundings. It is six storeys high. Red flagstones form the stairs from storey to storey. The turret on top is very narrow. It is covered with lead on top placed over timber roofing. It was erected by some English people but the present owners are Crooke's in whose land it is built. When Crooke's daughter was getting married the Orange flag was flown from its top. I went up a part of the castle a few years ago.
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2019-06-25 09:14
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Long ago we are told babies used to be taken from their mothers by the "Fairies". About seventy years ago in the parish of Denn a baby one year old was taken from its mother; and a similar baby left in its place. The mother suspected something happened.
One night she put on a large pot with some water in it. When it came to a boil she placed the baby on the hearth stone and started to break eggs into the pot. The baby was looking on; and it said "I have been in this world for the past hundred years and such a brewing of eggs
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2019-06-25 09:13
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Fairs are usually held in Listowel once a fortnight. They are always held in the town. The cattle are sold to buyers. They are always sold at different prices. The cattle are marked with different colours such as red and blue. If a price is offered and if the owner of the animal does not think that suitable a neighbour steps in and he will split the difference. Every jobber has a different mark, they mark them with chalk and paint.
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2019-06-25 09:12
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and heel. There was another shoe with a strong leather upper and the soles made of calix.
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2019-06-25 09:10
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never saw before". Then the mother was certain that her lawful baby had been taken.
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2019-06-25 09:09
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In this Parish there are four forges. The name of the smiths are - Tom McKiernan in charge of Crosserlough forge. John Lynch in charge of Clarboy forge. Tom Ford in charge of Kilnaleck forge. Francis Smith in charge of Creamfield forge. The family of Tom McKiernan have been smiths for many years. The family of John Lynch have been smiths for nine generations. The forge of Tom McKiernan is situated almost beside a cross-roads. The forges of John Lynch and Francis Smith are situated in lanes.
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2019-06-25 08:53
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ar Seán cad a bhí uaidh agus dubhairt Seán go raibh a inghean af fághail báis agus gur theastuigh uaidh í a leigheas. Dubhairt an sídheóg go leigheasadh sé í agus an oidhche sin tháinig biseac ar an gcailín.
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2019-06-25 08:53
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him by the horn. The stout herdsman caught him by the other horn. They dragged the bull asunder. He took a half in spite of the herdsman. The herdsman ran after him and took another quarter "Ah" said Fionn I have three quarters and you can keep that one. He came back to Ulster and told his master he could never cope with the giant of Munster and the herdsman was the best he ever met that he took three quarters of the bull in spite of him. They used to eat iron in the bread and the child six months ate the finger off him. The exercise they had was to throw four cwt over the castle and catch it on the other side.
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2019-06-25 08:51
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Bhí fear ann fadó agus is fadó a bhí, bhí cúigear mac aige. Bhí siad chomh tugtha sin do bheith ag troid agus ag acrann le chéíle go raibh a chroidhe cráidte acú. Ghlaoidh sé chuige iad lá amháin agus theasbáin sé beart slát dóibh agus é ceangailte le gad, agus ar seisean leo fágfaidh mé mo mhaoin go léir ag an té ar féidir leis an beart seo a bhriseadh. Rug duine acú ar an mbeart. Rinne sé a dhicheall leis ach theip air é a bhriseadh. Thriall duine eile é agus
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2019-06-25 08:48
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Lá bog atá againn.
Seadh Muis.
Tá sé ag báisteach go trom.
Tá sé ag baisteach mar beadh sé as béal soithigh.
Silim go bhfuil droc uair air.
Tá cuma báiseach air.
Meas tú an grocfaidh sé.
Tá se ag sioc.
Rinne sé sioc aréir.
Tá sé ag cur sneachta.
Tá sioc mór amuigh.
Tá sé ag séadadh sneachta.
Aimsir gaothmhar atá againn.
Lá dorca atá againn.
Meas tú an seasfaidh sé.
Tá an aimsir ag glannadh suas.
Tá an aimsir níos dona ná ariam.
Oíche garbh atá againn.
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2019-06-25 08:45
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Ag eirgi ar maidin
An té a chuir slán thar an oidhche mé go cuirfidh se slán thar an lá mé.
Ag dul isteach ins an Séipéal Beannuighthe teach Dé agus go mbeannigheann féin do, mar chúis go mbeannochadh Mac Dé agus an Dá Aspol déag duinn le gradh duit a Dhia. Islighim ar mo ghlúin deis, annsin ar mo glúin chlé mar thúis nac luigfidh m’anam go híag ar lic na
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2019-06-25 08:41
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Muire agus Íosa go raibh tú ag mo cheann. Árd Easbog agus Éon Baistigh go raibh tú ag mo bhun. Teachtaire Naomhtha le oladh Críosta go raibh againn an am. Cuirfheas séala ar a n-anam dhílis agus n-ainm Íosa céasadh ar an gcrann.
Sí Muire crann seasta gach peacach gach aoinne agus cé a rachas fé na brat agus a
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2019-06-25 08:39
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no luck.
A person should never build a ditch across an old funeral path, or the good people would take it away again.
It is not right to quench the Christmas candles on Christmas night or lock the door.
You should never lock at a door when you go to a wake.
You should never add an addition to the kitchen part of a house.
If you saw wild geese flying over the land it is the sign of rain .
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2019-06-25 08:36
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Answer. Yesterday.
Question. What have an eye, but never cried
Answer. A needle.
Question. What always walks, with his head down.?
Answer. A nail in the sole of a boot.
Question.I know a house that a mouse could not live in, and all the men in town could not count how many windows.?
Answer. A thimble.
Question. Long legs, crooked thighs, small head and no eyes.?
Answer. A tongs.
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2019-06-25 08:34
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took the stool and threw it at the dog and got back the leg of mutton.?
Question. Two rows of white cows,
Tied in a stall, up comes a red cow,
And licks them all.?
Answer. Your tongue licking your teeth.
Question. What is it that occurs once,
In every minute.
But not once in a year?
Answer. The letter "M".
Question.What is it that is full of holes, yet holds water.?
Answer. A sponge.
Question. What is it that which you,
And every living person have seen.
But will never see again?
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Question. As I went up a steeple
I met three Christian people,
They were neither men, women or children
What were they.?
Answer. A man, woman, and child.
Question. Who was the first man to travel all over the world.?
Answer. The man in the moon.
Question. A white bird featherless,
Flew from paradise.
Pitched upon an old castle wall,
Old lord Rangles took it up handless,
Ate it toothless, and rode away horseless.?
Answer. A ball of snow.
Question.Riddle me, Riddle me ranty o
My father gave me a seed to sow,
The seeds were black and the ground was white
Riddle me this again Saturday night.?
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2019-06-25 08:26
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Answer. Pen, Ink, and Paper.
Question. Four legs up, four legs down
Soft in the middle and hard all round.
Answer. A bed.
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2019-06-25 08:24
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before you as smart as you thought yourself. I was wondering when you would return it took you long enough to get over a mile.
Long ago a farmer saw a beautiful maiden on a rock, he invited her to his house and after a while he married her. At first they lived very happy together but, one day they had a row. The girl went out the door and made off for the strand, it wasn't long when the cows, the horses, the sheep, the fowl and the ducks followed her into the sea, the poor man was left alone without beasts or fowl or wife because she was a mermaid.
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2019-06-25 08:24
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Once upon a time a fox met a crab. They began to talk and the fox began boasting how fast he could run, and said he had pity on his poor friend. because of the way he could only crawl. When the crab heard this he said he would race the fox. The fox began to laugh and said to come on.
The crab saw a stone and said to the fox to put the edge of his tail to the stone, while himself stood with his back to the stone, and the crab was to say "off". The crab said 'off' and he got fast to the foxes tail. The fox ran off and never turned back until he reached the stone. Then he turned around and put his tail to the stone.
Then he said "where is my poor friend, who said he could race me". Oh said the crab. I am here
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2019-06-25 08:18
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Answer = A rabbit.
Question = Four legs up, and four legs down, soft in the middle and hard all round?
Answer = A bed.
Question = Round about, round about naked
If you thing wont stand my thing will make nit.?
Answer = A stick in a pot of porridge.
Question = What goes round the house and stops at the back door.?
Answer - A brush.
Question = Go to the wood for brosna,
Dont come home without brosna,
Dont bring a stick crooked or straight
or dont come home with brosna.?
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2019-06-25 08:14
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Long ago there was a girl, and she died and she forgot to burn letters which she left after her
The room in which she died was haunted and none sleep in that room. This man bet them that he would sleep in that room and in the middle of the night he felt a cold hand against him and he said "who is there" and the dead girl told him
Then a beautiful lady appeared to him and said to him, to burn the letters and he did and they never saw her again.
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2019-06-25 08:11
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Question. Over gravel I do travel,
On an oak tree I do stand,
In ride a mare that never foaled.
And held the bridle in my hand?
Answer. A boat.
Question.What God never sees,
What the king seldom sees,
What we see every day.
Read my riddle, I pray.?
Answer. An Equal.
Question.Two legs sitting upon three legs,
Looking at one leg,
In comes four legs snatches up one leg,
Up jumps two legs snatches up three legs
Throws it at four legs, And gets one leg back.
Answer. A man sitting on a three legged stool looking at a leg of mutton. A dog came in and carried away the leg of mutton. The man got up and
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2019-06-25 08:06
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Question. In a garden was laiden, a most beautiful maiden.
That was ever yet seen in the morn,
She was made a man's wife,
The first day of her life,
And died before she was born?
Answer. Eve.
Question.Now ladies and gentlemen, tell all if you can.
Who is this highly favoured man,
Though he may marry many a wife,
He still lives single, all his life?
Answer. A Priest.
Question. The man that made it,
Never wore it.
The man that wore it
Never saw it?
Answer. A Coffin.
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2019-06-25 08:02
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to Tranaha, about a mile of a score and the Whiddy men won each time. The country men thought the Whiddy roads very narrow so they challenged them to come out to the country. So out they went and won again.
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2019-06-25 08:02
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Long ago there was a famous hurling team in Whiddy. One Sunday a team came from Kerry to play them and they played the match in a field called Sliave Garraha and the Whiddy men won. The Sunday after the Whiddy men went north to Kerry to play the Kerry men. When they went north the Kerry people had sticks to hunt them out of the field if they were getting too good for them. The man that was over the Whiddy men would not leave them play as they went away home. Some of the island people were famous for bowling in days gone by.
Two men named John Sullivan and Maurice Goggin, met Cronin and Kean two famous bowlers from Drimolegue. They threw three scores from Croangle
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2019-06-25 07:56
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The people long ago had three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper. Breakfast at six in the morning, dinner at twelve in the day and supper at eight at night. Some people went working in the morning before they ate their breakfast and more people would eat their breakfast in the morning before they went working. They used to eat potatoes and salt and milk for their breakfast and for their dinner and sometimes for their supper. The neighbours would help the farmers to put in the harvest.
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2019-06-25 07:50
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The landlord of our district was Lord-Listowel. Hewson was only a land owner and was very unkind to his people but Lord-Listowel was very kind to his people. Hewson had many tenents under him and evicted many people. Lord-Listowel was a very good man but his agents under him were very bad. Some of Hewson's evicted people went to America and some of them went to live in Listowel and the Land Leagers built houses for more of them.
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2019-06-25 07:45
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Fairs are usually held in Listowel once a fortnight. They are always held in the town. The cattle are sold to buyers. They are always sold at different prices. The cattle are marked with different colours such as red and blue. If a price is offered and if the owner of the animal does not think that suitable a neighbour steps in and he will split the difference. Every gobber has a different mark, they mark them with chalk and paint.
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2019-06-25 07:40
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There are eight forges in this parish. There is one at Bolton's Cross and another at the Six Crosses and another in Greenville beside a stream. All the rest are in the town. Most of the forges are roofed with corrugated iron. There is only one fireplace in a forge. The smith's implements are a hammer, a pincers and an anvil. The smith shoes ponies, asses and horses. The smith makes bands of wheels and repairs ploughs and harrows.
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2019-06-25 07:35
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and heel. There was another shoe with a strong leather upper and the soles made of [?].
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2019-06-25 07:33
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On last Monday our new school at Killocrim was opened. The opening ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. Canon Fitzgerald. There was a great crowd of people present that morning.
The new school is situated on the side of the public road that leads to Listowel. It is a beautiful school. There are two rooms in it and in each room there is a teacher. I attend school every day and it is a very warm room, although we have no fire yet. The distance from my house to the new school is only about a half-mile. The last school to which I was going was about three miles. There are two cloak rooms in the very front. We have a big play-ground at the end of the school. The school is
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2019-06-25 07:31
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2019-06-25 07:30
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The food people used long ago consisted of potatoes, salt and butter-milk. They had three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper. Some people used work three hours in the morning before their breakfast. They had their breakfast at six o'clock in the morning and their dinner at twelve o'clock and their supper at eight o'clock in the night. For the breakfast they had potatoes, salt and butter-milk and for the dinner and supper they had the same. The neighbours would help the farmers to put in the harvest. Then they would have a big feast called the "Harvest Home". They would invite everyone that helped them to the feast. The food they would have was paka and rye bread with buttermilk
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2019-06-25 07:24
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pay twopence each for everything they buy in the market.
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2019-06-25 07:24
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The fairs are held once a fortnight. They are always held in the town. The cattle are sold to buyers. They are always sold at different prices.
When cattle are sold the seller usually gets money called "Luck money". The cattle are marked with different colours such as red and blue, while more cut them in the back with a scissors. There are three big fairs held in Listowel each year on the thirteenth of May, twentyfifth of July and the twentyninth of October.
There is a fair held in Causeway and it is called the Fair of the Cross. It is held three weeks and three days before Christmas. At every market in Listowel a toll is paid to Lord Listowel. They have to
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2019-06-25 07:17
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There are nine forges in this parish. Most of them are roofed with corrugated iron. There is one fireplace in a forge. The smith shoes horses, ponies, asses and wheels. The smith's implements are the hammer, the pincers and the anvil. He also repairs harrows, ploughs, pikes and gates.
There is a big handle in the bellows. This must be worked up and down to blow the fire. Most of the smiths build their forges near a stream and it is said the water they use is a cure for warts. The smith usually builds his house near a stream.
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2019-06-25 07:12
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that it should be thrown out at the left hand side.
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2019-06-25 07:11
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Long ago people never wore shoes until they were about to get married. There are people still who wear no shoes except when going to Mass. It was a custom long ago when a person was going to Mass or to town to put on their shoes at a cross-road nearest to the place. Then they would take them off again when returning at the same place. They would then tie the two laces together and put them across their shoulders.
Mostly all the children going to school go barefoot during summer but never in winter. It is a custom in this district to wash the feet down at the back door also that it is unlucky to leave the feetwater inside after you
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2019-06-25 04:46
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Drawings of :-
A FIELD SPADE
and
A GARDEN SPADE
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2019-06-25 04:44
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it to cool it. The butter is taken out of the churn with a wooden-scoop
It is then put into the keeer in which it is made. Buttermilk is used for wetting bread and what of it is left over is given to pigs.
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2019-06-25 04:40
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before the horse and cattle fair.
Horse fairs are held in New Ross and Enniscorthy. Years ago a fair used to be held in Carrig but on account of it being some distance from the railway station it was transferred to Wellingtonbridge.
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2019-06-25 04:36
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The nearest forge to my house is Molloys. There are two brothers and a jorneyman working in it.
They are very good tradesmen
and they get much work to do.
They shoe horses and asses and bind wheels and mend all sorts of machinery. When a carpenter makes a car it is sent to the blacksmith to put the crooks for hanging the chains on the car.
This forge was built by the present men's grand-father and the blacksmiths work has been carried on since. There is a slate roof on the forge and the
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2019-06-25 03:39
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Marblehill saw the big. They took it with them and it is said that is why they were so rich.
There is another fort in the downland of Liss and it must be a very big one at one ? time. There are bushes growing there.
It is only about a quarter of a mile from the other one and long ago the people of one fort could see the people of the other fort. When danger was near at hand the people of a fort could make it known to the others by signs. They would be prepared to fight if enemies were coming. Information by John Fahy, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea. Eugene Monahan, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea.
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2019-06-25 03:36
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There are two forts in the townland of Lies. One is about two hundred yards from Ballinakill School and it is on Mr. Larkin's land. They are round.
It is said that twelve horses were drawing gold to one of the forts for twelve months and it is said a cat watches the gold. People are afraid to pass there by night,
I have heard a strange tale about this fort. One night a man passed there and he met a woman who told him about the gold.
He went to the nearest shop where he bought meat. Then he went to the fort and he put down a fire of sticks. Then he put the meat in the middle of the fire.
When the cat saw it she went to get the meat. She went round the fire and as she did so the man went into the fort and he got a bag of gold. He brought it as far as the road and the cat did not see him. The man went back to the fort to get another bag of gold but as he was going in the cat saw him and she killed him.
The bag of gold which is brought out was inside the fence at the road. One night the Burkes who lived in
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2019-06-25 03:31
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There is a holy well called Tobarmicduagh in the downland of Curra in the parish of Ballinakill, Barony of Leitrim. Up till about ninety years ago performed people performed there.
It is said that the Blessed Virgin appeared at the well seated under some bushes that grew around it. Some time ago people were afraid to pass by it at night.
About sixty years somebody threw earth into the well and it dried up and an old woman who lived (decided) in the locality sprinkled it with holy water and the water ran again. Heard from Finn Monahan, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea. Eugene Monahan, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea.
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2019-06-25 03:14
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Before the kind. When he came to the graveyard he was able to read what was written on every tombstone except one.
Then he asked the herd to read what was written on it. "This is what is on it", said the herd, "Let no person mock this tombstone." When the kind heard this he gave the man ten pounds and told him to tell anyone that he had done so.
One of the Burkes whose name was Thomas had eleven race horses at one time. Information by John Fahy, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea. John Martin, Lisheeny, Kylebrack, Loughrea.
About six families were evicted during the Land League.
There was an election at that time. Nolan was a Catholic and French was a Protestant and the landlords voted for French. As the Burkes were land-lords they voted for French and any of their tenants who did not vote for him were evicted. Six families did not vote for Nolan and they were evicted.
Eugene Monahan. Information from Finn Monahan, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea
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2019-06-25 03:08
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the people were about to eat they pulled the table out in the middle of the floor and then they spread a canvas bag for a tablecloth on it.
Eugene Monahan, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea
Information given by John Fahey, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea
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2019-06-25 03:06
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Long ago people ate three meals in the day and these meals were the breakfast, dinner and supper.
They got up early in the morning and they worked until twelve o'clock. Then they had their breakfast. The food they took for their breakfast was porridge or gruel and this they took from wooden cups. They had no spoons like we have now, they were wooden ones.
They used potatoes and buttermilk for the dinner and gruel for the supper.
Very seldom they had oaten bread. They cut / made the bread in slides which they called cants. They backed, baked them on a griddle and the bread was very hard. At an earlier date bread and meat were cooked on the hot hearth-stones.
Long ago the people had a great feast on Shrove Tuesday night that is the night before Ash Wednesday. On that night they all gathered into a certain house and they had fun and made merry.
If the people in a district were rich they made oaten cakes on a pan and these they called pancakes.
Most of the people long ago had their tables hung up in a corner of the kitchen and they were supported by pegs driven in the wall. When
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2019-06-25 03:01
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Many houses long ago were made of sods and these were thatched with rushes. Rafters were placed together to form a roof. Then scraws were placed together for cover and these were thatched with rushes.
There was only one room in the houses long ago. The fire was in the middle of the floor and the bed was beside it. There was a hole in the roof to let out the smoke.
There was no door in the houses long ago but there was a hole so that the people could enter. A brush was left in the hole to stop beasts from going in.
Cabbage- stalks and sticks were used for fire.
Some people had little lamps which they made themselves. The lamp consisted of a bottle, bog-deal and land. They broke the neck of the bottle and they rolled the stick of deal in the lard. Then they put more grease under it as oil. These lamps were called Bunkers.
Long ago the people made candles themselves. They packed rushes and they rolled lard on them.
Information by Finn Monahan, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea
Eugene Monagan, Curra, Kylebrack, Loughrea
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2019-06-25 00:16
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Callaghan came into occupation through marriage with Mr Whelan's daughter. John Connell Clontead occupies a cottage and plot on opposite side of road at Clonteadmore. The other residence of McAmbrose's land was completed in 1936. Guard Smith came to reside at the "Gates"on 20th May 1938, John Buckley having moved to a Cottage near the Bog Road at this end of April 1938.
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2019-06-25 00:09
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The residence of Timothy Forde N.T. known as St Theresa's lies about 200 yds to the northwards of the National School at Clonteadmore. The foundation was laid by Mr John D Moynihan Contractor and Builder of Rathmore in 1934 and the work was completed by him in 19345. In 1934 also a wind-mill was erected by Messrs McKenzie Cork to bring up water from a spring well, about 200 yds away from the Residence. An electric lighting plant driven by the wind was erected by Service and Co Cork (now Galway) in September 1936. The wiring was done by Mr Gillespie. This was the second of its kind in the Free State - the first being erected by same company for Mr Mescall Watergrasshill.
Some other residents in the immediate neighbourhood are Mr Murphy at present living close by. He purchased the Corner House Coachford recently and is at present (Nov 1937) erecting a Garage there. He has three lorries and a motor Car for hire.
John Buckley, Creamery Worker occupies the former residence of Mr Forde - this locality was formerly known as, and still called by many- "The Gates". Mr Forde's father and grandfather and many generations previously lived in the Licensed Premises now occupied by Tim O'Callaghan (Nadrid) Coachford. They sold these premises about 60 years ago to Thady Whelan, and Mr. T.O
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2019-06-24 23:34
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John Bird.
Told by Mrs Bird, Carnisle, Kildalkey.
The only thunder storm I can get any account of is the one that was in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen.
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2019-06-24 23:33
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nineteen hundred and three. It began on the twenty seventh of February at ten p.m. and it continued until six a.m on the following morning. Many people saw lights in the sky at night before this great storm and other lights were seen in marshy places which old people called "Jack in the Lantern" or the travelling candle. People wondered what the strange lights meant until the great wind came. It was a very violent storm as it knocked houses, uprooted trees and scattered hay and straw about the country. It also took the roof of sheds and houses and some of this roofing was found miles away. The storm was on the fair day of Kildalkey and people could not go to the fair with the trees across the road.
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2019-06-24 23:28
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The only storm I can get any account of is the one that was in
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2019-06-24 23:28
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Winds
There was a very severe wind wind storm in eighteen hundred and thirty five. People knew it was coming the night before. The sign was the sky around the horizon was red. It was very bad around my district. Three houses were blown down. Three stone walls were blown down. Trees were blown down and some fell on sheep and cattle. Hay was blown down and blown around the country. A man when trying to rescue a cow which fell into a dike a tree fell upon him and killed him.
Michael Gaffney.
Told by Mrs Gaffney, Ballyboy, Kildalkey
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2019-06-24 23:24
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A woman was sitting by the fire with her dog but lightning struck the dog and killed him but it did not kill the woman. It killed many people also. The people feared the lightning in the night more that the day.
James Corrigan
Told by Peter Corrigan Wood, Kildalkey.
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2019-06-24 23:22
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James Corrigan
There was a storm of thunder and lightning in the year nineteen hundred and thirty three. It lasted one day and one night. The lightning did a great deal of damage as it killed cattle, sheep and horses and it also burned a great deal of hay.
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2019-06-24 23:21
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Severe Weather
There was a very severe wind in the year eighteen hundred and thirty nine. There was a great deal of damage caused. Houses were knocked and the people in them were killed and also people died from the cold.
Many trees were knocked by the wind and some of them fell on cattle and killed them. A woman was milking a cow under a big tree. When she had the cow milked she went home but when she was gone a few perches the tree fell from the roots and killed the cow.
There was another big wind in the year nineteen hundred and tree which is well remembered by the people of to-day.
Told by Patrick Newman Wood, Kildalkey.
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2019-06-24 23:21
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in the street and felt quite safe, until suddenly his arms were gripped and he was lifted off his feet and rushed up the Rock. Poor Mike feeling the cold muzzle of a revolver against his jaw left a squeal out of him like a tom-cat, kicked, threw himself on the ground, and lost his cap. But in spite of all his ...... and tumbling he was bundled over thorny ditches and barb-wire fences until after a long journey he found himself in some house that he did not know, under an armed guard.
It so happened that on the previous Friday night an attempt was made to kidnap him but he foiled the boys by bolting the doors. Next day
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2019-06-24 23:15
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Just seventeen years ago that is on the 29th May 1921 a rumour passed around Kinsale that something strange had happened on the previous night. It was the time of the Black and Tans and people had to be cautious in their speech. You would notice two or three persons whispering and parting to carry the murmured news to somebody else. At last the secret became public property. And here is the news. About dark Mikie Grady was walking across the threshold of his door. At that moment he could not see a soul
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2019-06-24 23:14
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Answer. A dog.
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2019-06-24 23:14
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It is said that it is never right to return home from Mass.
It is said that it is not right to be out after sunset.
It is said that it is not right to let the door open by night.
They said that it is said that it is not right to bury eggs in a garden.
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2019-06-24 23:13
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An Old Story.
There is an old story my Grandmother told me while she was sitting by the fire with her knitting in her hands. As follows:
Many places are called after the cow and here is an old story about three cows. Long ago a lovely mermaid arose out of the western sea and she came ashore. All the people treated her as a queen. She told the people that a great spirit had sent her to announce the coming of three cows. They were Bó-fionn, Bó-Russ and Bó-Dubh and they should fill the land with the finest cattle and nobody ever would be in want again. When she had been for some time among the people she asked to be taken back to the sea.
On May Eve a great throng came with her to the strand. She told them to come to the same place on that day year to await the arrival of the three
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2019-06-24 23:12
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If a moth is seen in a house at night it is a sign of death.
If two houses were alongside each other one woman would be waiting for the other to light her fire first.
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2019-06-24 23:11
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to TRanaha, about a mile of a score and the Whiddy men won each time. The country men thought the Whiddy roads very narrow so they challenged them to come out to the country. So out they went and won again.
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Old Schools
Mr. Shiels was a teacher around this district over one hundred years ago. He went from house to house teaching the children and he did not teach all his subjects in Irish.
He lived in a room in a house near the graveyard which now belongs to a man called Corrigan.
In Kildalkey cemetery there is a little house and long ago it was called a watch house because when a person was buried doctors came to try and steal the body and it was in this watch house an armed man stayed to prevent anyone from stealing the body.
So one night Mr. Shiels was watching and he had his gun loaded and he shot his arm off accidentally but this did not stop him from teaching. He kept on teaching very strictly and he also taught reading and writing. He taught in the district before
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2019-06-24 23:10
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Question = Under the water and over the water, but never touches the water.?
Answer= An egg in a duck's belly.
Question - Over gravel O do travel, (on)
And on an oak tree I do stand,
I rode a mare, that never foaled.
But held the bridle in my hand.?
Answer - A ship.
Question = Two dead men fighting, two blind men looking on, two crippled running for the police two dummy saying hurry on?
Answer = A lie
Question = A lepper of ditches
A treader of thorns
A nice brown cow with two leather horns?
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2019-06-24 23:06
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One night my aunt and another woman were coming home from a wake in the night. They heard a walk after them and it followed them all along. When my aunt left the other woman it hunted her all the ways home and she threw the door in before her.
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2019-06-24 23:04
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Long ago there was a woman and she had a child. She went out milking and she left the child in the cradle and when she came in, there was a witch in its place. She got a shovel and reddened it in the fire and put it into the witches mouth and it went up the chimney in a ball of smoke and the baby came back.
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2019-06-24 23:02
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Long ago there was a man coming home from card playing and he met a black sow with bonnaves and the sow would not let him pass and he had to stay there until morning.
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2019-06-24 23:01
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Long ago there was a woman used to come to the side of a mountain every night. One night there was a man coming from Bantry to Castletown and he met the woman. She was going to kill him and he had a steel knife in his pocket. He took it out and he stuck in the woman's heart and she fell. He went home and he told some one to go with him in the morning to find the knife. He got the knife stuck in a lump of jelly.
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2019-06-24 22:58
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the third time and he thought of himself and he took of his hat and said "May the Lord have mercy on all the souls" The fairy man said "Tis time for you to say it and it was well for you". Then he disappeared.
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2019-06-24 22:57
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One night as a man was going home from card-playing. As he was going along the road a man came out a gap and walked a long side of him. He took out his pipe and smoked it for a while then he gave it to the other man he took it and did not say anything and he smoked it and he gave back again. He took it and after a while he gave it to him. He took it and smoked it and gave back again. The fairy man gave it to him for
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2019-06-24 22:56
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shone around him and he saw his stick on the ground at his feet and his own house in the distance which he reached safely.
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2019-06-24 22:56
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About twelve months ago a boy named Willie Mahony was coming home from a dance.
He had another boy with him a part of the way. They parted in the public road and he had to cross fields and a river to get to his home. The night was very dark and he had a bicyle lamp. He felt very lonely and he heard whispering around him. He thought it was birds and as he went along it followed him. He heard a breath blowing (blowing) his lamp and it quenched. He had a stick in his hand and it fell from him. He saw a blue light near him and a small white light afar off. He had matches in his pocket and he could not find them. He went down on his knees and searched for his stick and he could not find it. Then he thougth of blessing himself and as he did so the blue light disappeared and the bright light
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2019-06-24 22:53
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One day a man went cutting furze in another man's field. The owner of the
field was dead.
When the man had his beart of furze filled, The owner of the field appeared, the other man let down his furze and ran.
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2019-06-24 22:52
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One day a boy stole a pencil at school, and when he went home his mother praised him, for having stole the pencil. A few days later he stole a book and again his mother praised him.
When he left school he had to go working. Where he was working he stole money and it was found out by the guards that he had stole the money. So he was tried in Court, and sentenced to be hanged. When
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2019-06-24 22:49
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he was brought to the scaffold he sent for his mother. She came and he said he wanted to whisper something into her ear. When she came near he put his mouth to her ear and bit it off. Then he said, "When I first stole the pencil at school you praised me, instead of giving me a fine beating, and if you had given that beating to me I would not be here now.
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2019-06-24 22:47
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One night Jack Sullivan, was coming home from seining and he met a fairy dog, near the Pound and the dog followed him home to ho sown door and then he disappeared.
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2019-06-24 22:46
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Long ago there was a cat in a public house, and he was getting bigger every day and he was getting so big that all the people of the country were coming to see him. He was so big that he was as big as a calf.
The publicans were getting frightened and they asked a priest to come to the house. The priest came and made the sign of the cross and the cat went away in a flame of smoke.
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2019-06-24 22:43
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Q Two little ladies dressed in white, One got a fever and died last night.
A a candle
Question. Thye man that made it never wore ot, and the man that wore it never saw it?
Answer.= A coffin.
Question.= As I went out one fine morning I saw two men and they were cutting twigs. The twigs they cut they ;eft them after them and the twigs they didn't, they brought them with them
Answer. = One man clipping another man's head.
Question - Little thing less than a mouse has more windows than a kings house.
Answer = A thimble
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2019-06-24 22:40
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Whiddy Island, though little as it is, has a great number of famous people. Some were famous for their strength, others for boxing, hurling, jumping, for weight throwing, farming, fishing, and swimming.
Some were famous all over Ireland and others were famous only in Whiddy.
A man named Willie Cleary was famous all over Ireland for weight-throwing and boxing. He
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2019-06-24 22:38
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One night a few boys made up the plan to steal apples out an orchard near Bantry. There was a big high broad wall all round it. So they carried a ladder with them. They put it against the wall and pulled the ladder up after them and put it down at the other side. Then they filled two half bags of apples. When they came to the ladder to get out the owner of the orchard who was dead and buried was sitting on it before them and he would not leave them out so they had to stay there all night until the cocks crowed in the morning and then he disappeared
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2019-06-24 22:37
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the steps that he learned at the dance every night and one night a woman came dancing beside him and he could never stop dancing that night until morning. He went to bed after that and he was dead the next day.
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2019-06-24 22:37
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Long ago there was a landlord who was not liked by his tenants, and he was shot in Bantry. Some time after as my grandparents R.I.P. were walking home from town they met him near Ballylicky. He was coming in towards Bantry in his horse and trap. My grandfather saw him but my grandmother did not. Farther on there was a man breaking stones by the side of
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2019-06-24 22:36
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they had potatoes and fish.
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2019-06-24 22:35
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Bird Lore
There are many birds in this Island of ours but many of them are killed throughout the year. They are the cuckoo, Lark, Sparrow, Magpie, Crow, Jackdaw, Sniper, Yellow Hammer, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Blackbird, Thrush, Stare, Robin, Wren, Curlew, Skygoat, Willywagtail, SandMartin, Crane, Woodquest, Waterhed, Wildduck,Spewees, Linnet, Chaffinch, and for part of the year the Swallow, The Magpie builds her nest high in a treetop, and has brown spotted eggs. Magpies suck hen's eggs. The crow builds it's nest in the trees with it's neighbours and there is a noisy cluster there all day long. The crow and the jackdaw do much harm to crops in spring when the buds are soft and sweet. The jackdaw builds its nest in chimneys and walls and ivy. Shining things attract the jackdaw and sometimes money has been found in its nest. The snipe is a rare bird who builds its nest on the moor or bog. The yellow hammer is a lovely bird with its lovely head. The gold-finch is a song bird. It has a red head gold tiped wings and builds its nest in bushes. The bull-finch is a nice bird too and builds its nest in big bushes. The black-bird is the best known of all birds and has a nest lined with mud. The wren
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2019-06-24 22:35
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One night about two o'clock Mr. Cotter was coming home from fishing. He met two hounds lying down in the bog road he got an awful fright because when he stood looking at them they glared at him and would not move out of his way. He went home and thanked God for bringing him safe because he knew there were no hounds in the Island at that time.
One night about ten years ago as a man was escorting a girl home from a dance and they going down along the road they met a big white form coming towards them. They got afraid and they ran back to the cross roads
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2019-06-24 22:34
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My great grandfather was going home from Bantry one night and he was going through an avenue in O Donovans Cove about five miles west of Durrus. From once he went into the avenue until he left it his horse could not pull the car as if there was a ton of weight in it and there was nothing in it at the same time but the road was said to be haunted.
There were two girls and their brother living in a house. One night the
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2019-06-24 22:33
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One night when a man was going home he was going along through the fields and it got dark and he could not see to get home. So he took off his jacket and turned it inside out and it got bright again.
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2019-06-24 22:30
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in a house it brings bad luck.
If a person sees one magpie on the road in the morning it is a sign of good luck but if two magpies are seen it is a sign of bad luck. Magpies are not liked because they kill young birds and suck other birds eggs. They sometimes go into hen-houses and suck hens eggs.
When the curlews, skygoat, and wildgoose come around the district people say we are going to have cold stormy weather.
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2019-06-24 22:25
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"Gort na h-Eorna"
Bíonn eórna ag fás san gort seo i gcomnaí

"Gleann an Tighe Mhóir"
Tá an gleann seo i-naice lé teach-mór

"Gleann an Aonaigh"
Bhí aonach san áit seo fadó

"Coirnéal Bhéarna na Gaoithe"
Tá beárna san áit agus tá sé an stoirmeal

Fúaireas an méid seo o m'athair
Tomás Ó Feodabhra,
Bun-a-Tobair,
Corrandulla,
Co na Gaillimhe

Mise Seán Ó'Feodhabhra
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2019-06-24 22:21
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"Garraí Lochán"
Pairc bfuil loch ar a lár. San Geimreadh sgirann se amach

"Gleann an Líon"
Sin pairc a gcuirtí líon(?) fadó

"Garraí na Slait"
Sin pairc a baintí slait fadó

"Garraí Chlampair"
Pairc a bhfuil píosa talmhan ag go leór daoine agus bhíodhar i gcomhnuidhe ag troid mar geall air

"Pairc Lideán"
Pairc a raibh an lideán dá léigheadh fado

"Gort a Rúasga"
Sin pairc a bhíodh na daoine ag obair go crúaidh fadó

"Páirc na gCrann"
Sin gort a bhiodh go leór cruinntibh ag fás ann fadó

"Gort a Mhíle"
Tá an gort seo in-aice lé cloch-mhíle

"Gort na Crochanaí"
Bhí go leór crochanaí ag fás ann fadó

"Páirc an Cros-Bhóthar"
Tá sé seo in-aice lé cros-bhóthar

"Paircín Fada"
Gort fada-caol
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2019-06-24 22:13
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Composed by Paddy Coakley who was a labourer in Whiddy.
"Rantie Men" = north-shore men from Glengariff to Castletown.
Whiddy & Rantie crews competed at most every Regatta in Cork & Kerry
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2019-06-24 22:04
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the R.I.C. One day he got drunk in the barracks and it took seven police to arrest him. People do not know if he is still living or not, because they died not hear from him for ten years and he was in Belfast then.
About ninty years ago there lived in Whiddy a school master named James Linahen who had only one hand. One day a big whale came in between Beach and Whiddy and grounded near Tragh-an-Atha between Rabbit Island and the shore. After a while a great number of people gathered around and they were all afraid to go near him. So the school master was the first man to attack him with a hatchet. Then the rest of the people helped him and while they were killing him he turned a big stone three ton weight with his tail which is still to be seen on the strand. When they had him killed the whole place was red with blood. Then they towed him down to New. Town to get oil out of him.
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2019-06-24 22:02
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The priest put a penance on him to go round every scribe in the ploughed field and then the priest galloped home as quick as possible and when
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2019-06-24 22:01
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Folklore
There are a great many old stories told in this part of the district. A story is told about a man who lived in Moyrath farm. He was a herd and had one son. He was known by the name of Mocks Evenue and he had no religion. He used to roar and shout through the fields and he prevented the people from going to mass.
One Sunday morning in particular he lay across the path as if he were dead and told his son to pretend to the people that passed that he was really dead. When all were gone to mass the son told his father to get up but he found to his surprise that he was really dead.
When it came to his removal it took twelve herds to lift him and he is buried on Moyrath avenue. His ghost haunted the people afterwards because at that time there lived in Moyrath a priest called Father Rickard. He was coming home on horse-back after visiting the sick and in the middle of a ploughed field the ghost appeared to him in the form of a turkey-cock and would not let him pass
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2019-06-24 21:56
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The women of Whiddy about fifty years ago were very great oarswomen.
There lived in Kilmore two girls named Ellen and Bessie Goggin. Their father was a fisherman, and had a big four - oared boat, and the two girls used row the boat with their father and brother, every morning and evening, shooting and hauling hake tramels, and other nets in all kinds of weather.
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2019-06-24 21:54
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114
An Old Story
There is an old story my Grandmother told me while she was sitting by the fire with her knitting in her hands. As follows:
Many places are called after the cow and here is an old story about three cows. Long ago a lovely mermaid arose out of the western sea and she came ashore. All the people treated her as a queen. She told the people that a great spirit had sent her to announce the coming of three cows. They were Bó-fionn, Bó-Russ and Bó-Dubh and they should fill the land with the finest cattle and nobody ever would be in want again. When she had been for some time among the people she asked to be taken back to the sea.
On May Eve a great throng came with her to the strand. She told them to come to the same place on that day year to await the arrival of the three
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2019-06-24 21:53
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and when they went upon the ditch it passed out and they could not make our what it was.
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2019-06-24 21:53
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The cakes the people had long ago were "stampies." The way they used to make them was with potatoes milk and flour. First of all they used to grate the potatoes with a grater and then put them into a cloth and squeeze the juice out of them. When they were dry they used to mix them with flour and wet it with milk and mixed it up and baked it the same way as they are baked now. They used to eat it while it was hot and it was very tough. They had only two meals a day, their breakfast in the morning and their supper at about five o'clock. For their breakfast they had porridge and for their supper
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2019-06-24 21:51
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My Home District
The name of my home district is Ballybrittas. There are about fifteen houses
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2019-06-24 21:51
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Before the present Catholic Church was built the Catholics attended Mass in an old Church that was built in Mr Turpin's land in Carhue. It had a thatched roof and it was said that people used to bring their own "kneelers" which were made of a straw sugan. A the church was getting old and it was not worth repairing Fr Maloney erected another one in the village of Coachford and it is now about one hundred and twenty seven years old. When you enter the gate of the new church and if you look to the right you will find the tomb of Fr Maloney P.P. who erected this new church.
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2019-06-24 21:50
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My Home District
The name of the townland I live in is Balatalion. It is in the parish of Kildalkey. There are four families in the townland, and about eighteen people. The names of the families are Miggins, Pottertons, Martins and ourselves Penders. All the houses except Miggins are slated. The most common name in the townland is Miggins. There are no people in the townland over seventy that can tell stories or talk Irish. There is one old house in the townland in ruins. It was a mud cabin long ago. There are no people from the townland in America. The land in the townland is of the best quality. There is one small wood in the townland but is very small. There are no rivers or lakes in the townland.
Told by John Pender
Balatalion
Kildalkey. 10/02/1938
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2019-06-24 21:41
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covered with ivy and there is no roof on it. About eighty years ago the Protestants use to hold Service there every Sunday. It is said that one time it was a Catholic Church but was taken over by the Protestants.
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2019-06-24 21:37
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In the Catholic Graveyard at Magourney there is the ruins of an old church. Its walls now are
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2019-06-24 21:35
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The present parochial Residence at Larchfield was built in 1936. The present P.P. in occupation being Rev. H.G. Roche who is brother of Rev. Dr. Roche Bishop of Cloyne. He got the site from Dr. O'Riordan Resident Medical officer of Clonmoyle and Coachford districts. He lived previously at Clonmoyle near Miss Lindsey's Cross as did also his predecessors - Rev. Fr. Barrett P.P., Rev. Fr. Aherne P.P., and Rev. Fr. Mc Auliffe P.P. Rev Fr. Russell P.P. who died in 1906 lived in Coachford where the present Curate Rev. Fr. O'Dwyer resides. Rev. Fr. Foley in whose time the National Schools at Coachford were commenced lived for a time at Riversdale House near the Lee.
Note - Rev Father Henry J. Roche transferred from Coachford to Carrigtwohill Parish on 9th Jan 1939 and his successor is Rev McIrwin P.P. Aghina who will come into residence on 13th Jan 1939 as P.P. of Coachford.
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2019-06-24 21:32
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The Patron Saint
Saint Dympna is the patron of Kildalkey. There is a well in Kildalkey and it is called after Saint Dympna. This is also an Abbey in the church-yard that is called after her. She left her father and came to Kildalkey. Her father wanted her to marry a Protestant Prince but she would not. He said that he would kill her, so herself and another Saint fled to Europe. She went into a waiting room. Her father followed her and he went into the same waiting room and lodged in it that night.
When he was leaving he payed the man and the man said that there was a girl here who gave the same kind of money. He inquired where was she and he said that she was on such a mountain. He followed her and he asked her was she going to marry the prince and she said that she would not, so he killed her. The are a great number of people around Kildalkey called after Saint Dympna - Dympna Harte, Ballybrittas, Kildalkey, Dympna Corrigan, Moyrath, Kildalkey.
Collected by Bernard Reilly, Ballybrittas. 4/2/'38
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2019-06-24 21:14
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Coachford Post Office was built in the year 1927. The present occupant is Miss McCarthy the owner (for whom).
It was built by Jerry Callaghan mason and contractor the architect being Mr Tierney, Cork. It was built in the site of the old R.I.C. Barrack which was burned by the Volunteers in Black-and-Tan period. The owner recently installed electric light which is worked by the wind.
There is also a drapery business carried on there. The post Office existed previously in a department attached to Burke's Hotel where a drapery exists at present
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2019-06-24 21:12
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1.
I am lonely to night oh! my sad heart is aching,
To think I must part from my youths happy home.
And long are the green vales at morning are waking.
Far far from the loved ones in Trim I must roam.
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2019-06-24 21:12
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1.
I often climbed the Hill of Ward,
Some thirty years ago.
And sat upon its grassy sward,
And viewed the vales below.
Tom Potterton, Kildalkey.
2.
One fine Sunday evening in the month of May,
To Rathcormac I did stray.
I met Tom Garry on my way,
There is a dance in Hesnans, Tom did say
The've Browne and McDonnell
for the night to play.
Whack fol the diddle o' the dye do day.
Told by Patrick Newman Wood, Kildalkey.
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2019-06-24 21:10
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The bride keeps the silver and spends the gold. But if it is the ring instead of gold she keeps it.
Match-Making
The man that would be going to marry the girl would buy a bottle of whiskey and bring it to the girls house. The match-maker would go with him. They would give it to the people of the house to drink. It is done in some places yet.
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2019-06-24 21:10
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Local Marriage Custom's
Eithne Conway got this from her mother Mrs. Conway.
Many people get married at Shrove, as they cannot marry during lent.
People don't get get married in May
Wednesday is a lucky day to get married: an old rhyme says:
Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
and Saturday no luck at all.
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2019-06-24 21:04
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hall-door and a large bay window in the sitting room. During the troubled times about 1921 the house was burned.Representatives of Lindseys got about £13,000 compensation for the house. The present residence owned by Mr James Riordan which replaced it was built in 1929.
[Told by his father to Jerome Riordan, Leemount]
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2019-06-24 20:58
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Leemount Hse was one time the property of the Coppingers. They were large land owners at that time. They were also the owners of Greenlodge ans Carhue. We are told that it was once a soldier Guards Barracks but it was remodelled and converted into a beautiful residence. It changed hands from time to time. Between thirty five and forty years ago it became the property of the late John Lindsey. During his life time it was one of the most beautiful residences in the district. It was fitted with electric light and all modern sanitary arrangements. I was told that the house contained over twenty rooms. There was a beautiful glass porch in front of the
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2019-06-24 20:44
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There are the remains of three De Lacey castles in, or near Ballingarry.
Seana Cluain Castle in Ballingarry built by John De Lacey in 1408 is said to have been knocked and rebuilt and is now in a well presented state.
A cousin of John De Lacey - Sean Ruaro De Lacey built Lissamote and Bunistoe Castles. The latter is almost entirely in ruins. It is said that wishing to bury some treasure near Lissamote Castle he got trusted men to bury it after they swore oaths of secrecy.
But when they had it buried he got them killed for greater safety and their spirits are still on guard over the treasure.
It is also said that another De Lacey castle - Castle Ragge stood where the old graveyard is. There is no sign of it.
At the Grove near Ballingarry lived O Dell who was a member of Grattan's parliament and voted for the Union.
He led a party of British soldiers against the local insurgents in 1798 and defeated them.
It is said that he had splendid house overlooking the glen east of Ballingarry.
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2019-06-24 20:42
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Ash seeds. Stew a handful of ash seeds in a quart delph teapot for 24 hours. Strain off into a jug, cover, drink if possible during the next day - taken fresh it is quite pleasant. Continue drinking till cured of rheumatism.
Dandelion. Dandelion leaves brewed in the same way are a cure for Kidney trouble.
Broom. Broom branches are boiled in water - the water relieves dropsy or swelled feet.
Crow's Foot. Crow's Foot is used for a cold in the head, tease it and put it to your nose and smell it and it will clear away the cold.
Sally. If you have a heart-burn chew the top of a sally rod and it will ease you.
Cuckoo-Sorrell. Cuckoo=Sorrell is used for a bealding. Roast it and put it as hot as you can to the sore and it will cure it.
Garlic. Drink the water in which garlic has been boiled in for cold.
Horehound root. Drink the water in which horehound root has been boiled in for cold.
Goose seam kept in bottle and rubbed on chest for cold.
Tallow Candle. For cold on chest of infant, tallow candle rubbed on brown sugar bag and applied to chest
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2019-06-24 20:36
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dul suas. Chuaidh sé (suas) i bhfasta ins an chrúca i thuit a chuid putóg anuas ins an phóca bracháin a bhí ar an teinidh. Níor leig an fear beag ribeach ruadh dadaid air go dteachaidh fear a toighe agus a bhean ag ól an bhracháin.
Annsin rinne sé racht gáiridhe an dara gáire lá a dteachaidh fear an toighe amach ‘un an sgiobail agus nuair a thainic sé isteach (dinis) dinn(ea)s an fear beag ribeach ruaidhe dó go rabh an buachaill aimsire a pógadh a bhean nuair a bhí sé amuigh.
Tug Peadar iarraid an buachaill aimsire a bhualad annsin agus rinne an fear beag ribeac ruadh gáire.
La eile tainic Sáigdiúiré Connachta anuas le duthaigh Peadar a bainth amach. Nuair a bhí siad ag teacht scabh an fear beag an méid cipíní a bhí gearrtha aige le trí bliadna sgabh sé iad Chnoc Fodla go droicead a’ chladaigh.
Nuair a bhí sluagh Connachta ag tarraingth air, d’éirigh na cipíní(n) beó na Sáighduírí agus chuir siad an tóir ar Sáighduírí Chonnachta (c). Rinne an fear beag ribeach ruadh an thríomh as gairé annsin.
D’ímthigh sé leis annsin agus ní fhaca duinne ar bith niós mo é.
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2019-06-24 20:34
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Bhí beirt dhearbhrathair, Peadar O’Curráin agus Féidhlimid O’Curráin na gcomhnuide i Machaire Galthain i ba leobtha an duthaigh seó uilig. Bhí cuid mhór coirce ag Peadar. Ins an Fógmhair toisig Feidhlimid gha ghoid cuid coirce Pheadair.
Chuaidh Peadar i bhfolac ins an choirce oidhche amháin agus rug sé ar a dhearbhrathair agus bhain sé an ceann de. Chaith sé an ceann suas ar bharr a scathlán agus nuair a bhí an sagart ag léigheadh an Aifrinn thuit na deóra fola anuas ar an leabhar. Bhí fhios aige an coir a rinne an fear eile agus sé an breitheamhnas a chuir sé air roilig a chur thart ar an scáthlán i bhfuira cónrach i droichead a chur ar abainn a chladaigh.
Rinne sé in dá rud seo agus lá amhain bhí sé ag teacht anuas as droichead a cladaigh casadh air ceann bó. Thug sé cic do ceann na bó agus léim fear beag ribeach ruadh as. Thug Peadar na bhaile é agus d’fhán sé aige trí bliadna. Rit an ama sin ni thearn sé acht trí gháire(ad) i budh gnathach leis a chuid ama a chaitheamh ar fad ag gearrad cípíní.
Oidhche Shamhna thainig scaifte fear beag baoideach isteach ar an doras agus rit siad suas an simlear. Nuair a bhí an fear deiridh ag
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2019-06-24 20:33
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The French were a long time in Leitrim. They passed through our land going to a man the name of Darcy who stole their general's horse. He was giving the horse a drink and he went away with the horse. A French man is buried on our land or on John Corristines.
At Lavagh the English and the French fought a battle. A French man is buried there. Some one informed on the French and told the English where the French had their camps. The English came to where the French were, and they and the French fought a fierce battle at battle Brae, Lavagh.
Frank Blake, a man of over 70 years who died about 10 years ago heard from an old man who lived at the top of Sliabh na Coille, that he saw the glittering of swords and uniforms coming in the distance over the Lachac Mts. He hid and watched and it was the French. The soldiers marched on by the eastern side of Lough Allen. These were the French passing through Leitrim in 1798.
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2019-06-24 20:27
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When Patrick Rogan was a boy of sixteen he and his father were mowing a meadow about fifty yards outside Drumkeerin when they came on two mounds six feet long by two feet wide. These mounds are the graves of two of the French who fell in the battle of Lavagh Hill. The mounds have been levelled but there is a holly bush to mark where they were. At Lavagh Hill when the French were encamped there, a man named Darcy stole a horse from them.
The French passed by Drumkeerin on their way to Ballinamuc. They camped on Shena Hill. Two Frenchmen's graves are there. Two big ditches about eight ft. wide at the bottom and five ft. wide on top and about five ft. high were made by the French when encamped there after the battle of Lavagh.
At Burchell's, Blackrock, Drumshanbo, Pat Gorman when a boy saw four French bullets as big as goose eggs, chains and spears were found at Ballintra Bridge over the Shannon where it issues from Lough Allen.
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2019-06-24 20:20
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There was once a man and there was a lot of men at Althor lake and they sent for this man and he would not come to them. Then they followed him and jumped a big glash.
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2019-06-24 20:19
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Some people say that it was Saint Antoine that made Althars blessed well.
There is a pocket for putting stones into in that well. There is a drop of blessed water in the bottom of the well. There is a little well for
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2019-06-24 20:17
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the people as they did not know how that it was of any use.
At the present day the potatoes are not sown as they were long ago. About three quarters of an acre, or perhaps more in the larger farms, it is sown around here. Potatoes are sown both in drills and in ridges. In ground after lea corn they are usually sown.
In preparation for drills the ground is ploughed in September or October and left so until Spring. By that time it is fairly brittle and rotten and easily broken up. In Spring the ploughed ground is harrowed with a spring-tooth harrow. Then it is cross ploughed and harrowed again. When the ground is thoroughly broken up the drills are opened. They can be made by either a double mould-board plough or by a single mould-board plough. One draw of the double mould-board plough and two of the single mould-board plough is needed.
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2019-06-24 20:17
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the milk from the cow. When the man saw that he ran away until he came to the house. Then he got up on the table and he struck himself three times and turned himself into a man again. Some people say that if the woman
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2019-06-24 20:16
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This day the man met a woman and she told him that she had butter for him if he would come to her. So he said that he would. The next day he went to the woman May day and she had a lot of butter. He got a lot of butter from the woman. In the morning the woman was up very early. The woman came in to the room where the man was and looked was the man sleeping. The man was not sleeping but he shut his eyes and the woman thought he was sleeping. Then she went up on the table and got a rod and she struck herself three times with it. She turned herself into a hare and she went out then. The man got up and turned himself into a hare and he went out after her. He followed the woman. The woman went to the neighbour cows and was drinking
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2019-06-24 20:12
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His two hands were very badly burned by it.
The best of the flax made very fine linen and the coarsest flax made the linen for coarse sheets. Shirts and sheets were made from the linen. The linen shirts made for Sunday wear were guaranteed to last for twenty years. It was very hard to wash the linen.
The most noted weavers were
Bat Duggan who lived in Ardura, near Ballydehob. He was the first weaver to make thread smooth.
Richard and John Cole natives of Gubbeen. They lived where Mrs Sweeney lives now.
Andrew Donovan a native of Ballydevlin.
Donoghue a native of Derreenlomane.
Harrington a native of Durrus.
All the weavers would weave twenty barrels for a shilling. It would take them a night and a day to weave that much.
Oilcake is made out of the flax seed. The seed was not saved by
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2019-06-24 20:12
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There was once a man and he was going to Westport and when he was going across the bridge he heard the woman under the bridge singing " Come butter to me! Come butter to me." Then the man answered her saying "Come all to me, Come all to me.'' When the man reached Westport his shoes was filled with butter and he had to clean himself with hay then.
There was once a woman and she used have no butter. She used have a man working and she used have no butter for him.
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2019-06-24 20:08
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When you hear the cuckoo first if you had money and to shake it you would have money for that year.
If you got a wether lamb you would get two eggs and if you got a ewe three eggs you would get. If you get two eves lambs you would six eggs.
Long ago they used to have their eggs for Easter and used hide them in hay for Easter.
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2019-06-24 20:04
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Three to stand up. Another one to come and ask them what do they want. They will say a bag. The fox will say what do you want the bag for. The fox will say
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2019-06-24 20:04
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far as that stick at each side of the chimney. The flax and bags of wool and bags of wheat which were to be taken to the mill were put up on the "cúl-loesa's".
The flax was then made up in táishín's to be beaten with the tuairgín - a mallet of wood. When describing fair hair the people used say it was "like a táishín of flax." It was then put through a "tlú" and combed. It was put through a hackle which took the coarse part or the tow out of it. It was then made into thread and taken to the weaver and made into cloth. The stuff that used to come out of the flax was called "collag" and it would light like paraffin oil. There was a man named Jim Goggin living in Glaun and his house was nearly burned by it. There was a basket of flax inside in the kitchen and it attracted the fire. The man caught the lighting basket and ran out the door with it.
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2019-06-24 20:04
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It is not right to go bathing on Whit Sunday or it is not right to go catching trouts in the river on that day.
The old people say that anyone who is born on Whit Sunday they would be cross for ever.
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2019-06-24 20:02
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It is not right to go bathing on Whit Sunday or it is not right to go catching trouts in the river on that day.
The old people say that anyone who is born on Whit Sunday they would be cross for ever.
Games
Three to stand up. Another one to come and ask them what do they want. They will say a bag. The fox will say what do you want the bag for . The fox will say
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2019-06-24 19:59
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you go around the well let a stone fall. Say seven our fathers seven hail marys and the creed. Say five hail marys five holy marys and the creed. Say three hail marys three holy marys and the creed on the rock out side the well in honour of the man that put the rock there.
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2019-06-24 19:57
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There is a blessed well in Althore. It is only a couple of flags left over each other. People do stations in it from August till September. The 13th of August is the best day to do.
When they go doing the stations the first thing is to go around the well once. Kneel down then and say seven Holy Marys, seven Holy Marys and the Creed. Take seven stones and go around the well seven times. Everytime
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2019-06-24 19:54
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colour it bark [?].
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2019-06-24 19:54
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and put in a river or bog to soak. If in a river the water was stopped of flowing out of the hole in which the flax was placed. Stones are slats were put down on it in order to keep it underneath the water.
When thoroughly soaked it was spread out thinly on the ground to bleach. The place where the flax was bleached was called a "túirín". The townland next to Glaun is called Rathura or Ráth Tuartha in Irish - thuartha meaning a bleaching place where the flax was bleached. It seems that the flax was soaked in the bogs or river by Rathura and spread out to bleach on the rising ground near the Rath. When bleached it was made up in bundles and stored in a house or on the cúl-loesa's - small lofts on each side of the fire-place
A round thick stick reached from wall to wall in the old houses upon which the inside part of the chimney rested. The "cúl-loesa's were reaching out as
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2019-06-24 19:53
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Long ago they used to colour stockings and wool from bog Ink. They would put down ? first. boil it well and get the juice of it and put the wool into it and it would
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2019-06-24 19:50
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Some people had no tables but they had a big stool, about a yard long, and about a foot wide. Others had a bag on the floor to eat their meals off. They made rod baskets to put their wooden noggans into. Over the cows the hens were kept. This place was called the loft. People made straw mats instead of a door sometimes. The principal food they lived on, was milk, porrage, and also salted herrings. Some people killed young calves, salted them, and ate them when they were cured. Some people also killed sheep, and ate them.
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2019-06-24 19:44
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and put in a river or bog to soak. If in a river the water was stopped of flowing out of the hole in which the flax was placed. Stones are slats were put down on it in order to keep it underneath the water.
When thoroughly soaked it was spread out thinly on the ground to bleach. The place where the flax was bleached was called a "túirín". The townland next to Glaun is called Rathura or Ráth Tuartha in Irish - thuartha meaning a bleaching place where the flax was bleached. It seems that the flax was soaked in the bogs or river by Rathura and spread out to bleach on the rising ground near the Rath. When bleached it was made up in bundles and stored in a house or on the cúl-loera's - small lofts on each side of the fire-place
A round thick stick reached from wall to wall in the old houses upon which the inside part of the chimney rested. The "cúl-loera's were reaching out as
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2019-06-24 19:15
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potatoes down in rows across the ridge and covered them with the sods and earth dug up from the trenches.
The potatoes were also set another way. When the sods were graffed they were gathered in a heap and left there to dry. When they were quite dry they were burned, and the ashes called "béiréan" was placed over the potatoes.
When the potato(es) stalks came over the ground they were earthed but never sprayed as no blight was to be seen or nothing was known about it.
The potatoes sown were of a different brand from those sown now. Some sown were Champions, Black Bulls, Irish Whites, Green Tops, Red Roses, Brown Fancies, and horse potatoes. Horse potatoes were large and were given mostly to horses; they resembled the Aran Banners we have now. The Brown Fancies were of a brownish colour. It is said that the year of the famine when the potatoes blackened, a man dug out some potatoes to see what kind they were
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2019-06-24 19:03
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before they were fit to dig. He said "I sowed Champions here, and it is Brown Fancies that have grown" Of course it was how they were blackening and looked like Brown Fancies.
The potatoes were always sown early; they tried to have finished before Saint Patrick's Day always. They were generally fit to dig after nine weeks.
The flax crop was an important crop too; it used to be sown in this district but it was given up. It was sown in the same way as oats was sown. In the month of April it was sown. The farmer would first "redden" the ground - that is plough it and harrow and bush it. It was bushed by getting two or three big bushes on which a few sods or stones are placed. Then the horse was tackled and he pulled the bushes around the field. It would be ripe about the month of August and was pulled by the hands. Then it was made up in bundles
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2019-06-24 18:58
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potatoes down in rows across the ridge and covered them with the sods and earth dug up from the trenches.
The potatoes were also set another way. When the sods were graffed they were gathered in a heap and left there to dry. When they were quite dry they were burned, and the ashes called "béiréan" was placed over the potatoes.
When the potato(es) stalks came over the ground they were earthed but never sprayed as no blight was to be seen or nothing was known about it.
The potatoes sown were of a different brand from those sown now. Some sown were Champions, Black Bulls, Irish Shites, Green Tops, Red Roses, Brown Fancies, and horse potatoes. Horse potatoes were large and were given mostly to horses; they resembled the Aran Banners we have now. The Brown Fancies were of a brownish colour. It is said that the year of the famine when the potatoes blackened, a man dug out some potatoes to see what kind they were
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The principal crops sown around here in olden times were - potatoes, turnips, wheat, oats, barley, rye and flax. No ploughs, harrows, or other farm implements now in use were to be had in those days. Only spades, shovels, and "grafáns" were used.
In preparation for the potato crop they "graffed" the trenches - that is to cut sods about two feet long and a foot wide with the "grafán" - and left the part which would form the ridge untouched. Then it was manured. Sometimes they sanded it or spread weeds on it for manure. They brought the sand and weeds from the strand in two baskets - one on each side of a horse's back. "Top loads" those baskets were called. The weeds were called ribbons which were of a brownish colour. They were cut with "crooked hooks" and taken in by boat. Sometimes they were out from a boat or from the rocks. They grow beneath the water.
When manured they laid their
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2019-06-24 18:46
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catch him, and he endeavored to protect himself with it. One of the Foleys took up a bone and he "closed" Hart. They "knocked out" Hart and captured him and took him to Dunmanus barrack and he was transported.
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2019-06-24 18:45
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following lines :-
According to custom, and according to rules
A bard at this cottage, was treated like fools
Too grand to admit him, too proud for to hear
Clapped the door against his nostrels, was something severe
Afraid to admit him, as old Gaitly said
The door must be closed as the cash was hard made.
Travelling to markets and fairs far away
Poor Hughie made money so Gaitly did say
Dont think said this woman that you can come in
To speak to the sister of proud Hughie Finn
Because this grand woman distains the young men
So keep away over from the house of Hugh Finn
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2019-06-24 18:43
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seen. It is said that an old man died there the time of the famine and that he had only a sixpence in his pocket.
A man that lived near where MacSweeney lives now died with the hunger. He was "Denny the fiddler's" father, who lived there. This man had a small house above the "gulleys" in the hill. In a small house in Glaun there were four found dead. These people were dead a week before anyone knew it. They were buried in some graveyard without any coffin.
There were twice as many people in Glaun before the famine as there is at present. The people used to till the hill and sow crops there before the famine came. There was only one family left in Glaun after the famine. That family were Bowens. All the the other people died with fever and hunger.
There was a cow stolen in Rathara by Hart who lived where Andrew McSweeney lives now. He stole the cow during the night and he took her to "Poll an Oighen" to kill and skin her. That night snowed heavily and the Foleys tracked him through the snow. When they reached the place where Hart was he was skinning the cow.
He had the knife when the Foleys tried to
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2019-06-24 18:39
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In the year nineteen hundred and nine an old poet or bard as he wished to style himself was travelling this side of the country. This old chap treated everyone as they would treat him. So it happened one day that he called at Hugh Finn's house. Hugh had an old servant at the time who closed the door against him. That is why he composed the
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2019-06-24 18:37
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This same hound from the Tanyard done a most wonderful thing one night while sleeping in Clougharoasty. It is believed and all holds its quite true that the family went to bed one night. The parents taking the baby who was very young to bed with themselves, and the dog nestled in the kitchen. Some time during the night the child was taken by the fairies unknown to all. When morning came there was a terrible alarm in the room seeing the child was missing. The kitchen was searched and after some few moments the dog was noticed lying rather nearer to the door than he was ever seen before. Looking sharply they saw something (sleeping) and sure enough there was the child, and the dog after capturing him from the fairies minding him between his paws very carefully.
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2019-06-24 18:33
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the people brought them home sometimes.
Several cows and sheep were also stolen from the people by other poor, hungry persons. A man called James Collins a native of Colla, stole a cow from Mr. Keeffe of Colla also. He drove the cow up the hill until he come to the Moss Rock by "Fionn's Ridge". He ate the cow there, but the guards tracked him. When he saw the policemen coming up the hill he sat on "Fionn's Ridge" mocking them. But he was caught and sent to gaol. He escaped by making a rope of bedclothes.
Not long after the same man stole a sheep from Patrick Sullivan, a native of South Schull. He chased Mr. Collins but he bit off O Sullivan's nose, but did not succeed in keeping the sheep.
There are three or four houses in ruins on the side of the Shountullig hill which are supposed to be the abode of people before famine times. There are graves in Patrick Lucey's fields. It is supposed that it is people who lived in the houses nearby are buried there. There is also a grave in one of Florence Sullivan's fields near which was an old ruin. There was a house in the corner of one of my father's fields (Glaun) near the road. A piece of the wall is still to be
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2019-06-24 18:27
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592 (F) (16)
Dromandoora N S .
Bridie Mac Mahon V1 Class.

Caher ,Feakle ,Cop Clare.
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2019-06-24 18:25
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was nearing cockcrow and she should leave but if she had a boat or a ship she would carry her brother to Cíll Moo. He was brought to Cíll Moo and there buried. The woman was his deceased sister it was said.
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they could not roll out.
The kitchen was lit at night by what was called a dip which was peeled rushes.
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2019-06-24 18:23
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There is a story told about the Schull graveyard. A priest who was a native of Cove was buried in Schull but it had been his wish to be buried at home. A small dog was continually keeping watch over the grave.
The friends of the priest came by night, and dug up the corpse and brought it back to Cove. The dog was not seen after. There is a priest buried in the churchyard in Schull, named Dr. O´ Connor, and another named Fr. John Barry in Stouke graveyard. Many people go making rounds to Dr. Barryś tomb on the 20th of June each year. The disused graveyards are called "Kiels." One of them is situated in Kielbronogue in a field owned by Richard Willis, which is now over-grown with ferns. It is supposed that unbaptized children were buried there.
There is a story told of a man who was a native of Cíll Moo. He was working for a farm somewhere and he died there. The people of the place did not know in what graveyard they would bury him. The night of the wake a woman came in and began crying. The people did not know her. Some of women told her to seated. She replied she would not because it
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2019-06-24 18:22
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generally at the southern side which consisted of two doors a large door and a half-door.
The half-door was for keeping fowl out and if the full door was closed it would make the house too stuffy.
The kitchen furniture consisted of a table ,dresser press and settle bed and 2 stools.The younger members of the family generally sleep in the settle-bed it was considered the safest as it was like a box and
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2019-06-24 18:17
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29
1st March 1938
Folklore.
The old thatched house generally consisted of a kitchen and one room .The light was admitted by samall windows with four panes about 4 ins square each pane.The floors were and of dob buidhe and were very rough.
The chimney was in one end very seldom it was placed in the centre and often it was only a hole in the roof .
There was one entrance
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2019-06-24 18:15
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the hollow of a tree.
The birds that come to our district in summer are the swallow, swift, cuckoo. The swallow and swift build their nests of mud in barns and cowhouses or under the roofs of dwellinghouses. The cuckoo lays her egg in another birds nest.
The corncrake is heard in the meadows in summer. She makes her nest in the grass and lays seven or eight spotted eggs. The young ones are black in colour. Some people say that the corncrake becomes a waterrail when autumn comes others say she goes into a hole in a ditch and sleeps the whole winter and spring.
The waterhen or moorhen, teal, widgeon, and wild duck build their nests along the banks of a river or pool. The plover builds its nest in a marsh, The carrioncrow or scawlcrow is bigger than the ordinary crow and has grey feathers on the top of its head. Farmers do not like the carrioncrow because if follows young lambs and picks out their eyes.
There are many partridges and pheasants in this district also. They build their nests in rush bottoms or in furze, Woodcocks are to be found in the woods in the late autumn.
Old people say that if swallows build under the eaves of a house they bring luck to that house and if they build in a cowshed there will be luck with the cattle during the year.
Some people say if the starling builds its nest
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2019-06-24 18:14
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There are five or six graveyards in this district situated at, Schull, Stouke, Dunbeacon, Cíll Moo, Cíllhaingeal, Bawn na-Cnocán, all of which are still in use. Cíllhaingeal is round shaped. There is a ruined church in Schull graveyard and also in Cíllhaingeal graveyard. Schull, Dunbeacon, and Cíllhaingeal slope south or south east. There are tombs and crosses in Schull and in mostly all the graveyards. The crosses are made of iron or wood. On the iron crosses little flowers of iron are put on to them as ornaments. People are buried within the ruins of the church.
Every family has its own piece of the graveyard and when it is full a new piece is again bought. There are a couple of disused graveyards in the district. They are called "cílls". There is one in south Lowertown and one in Cíllromáin. One is situated in Killbronogul in a field owned by Richard Willis which is now overgrown with ferns. Unbaptised children were buried in "cílls". There is also a "cíll" in Coosheen in which there are head stones. It would cover a rood of ground. There are letters
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2019-06-24 18:14
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the hollow of a tree.
The birds that come to our district in summer are the swallow, swift, cuckoo. The swallow and swift build their nests of mud in barns and cowhouses or under the roofs of dwellinghouses. The cuckoo lays her egg in another birds nest.
The corncrake is heard in the meadows in summer. She makes her nest in the grass and lays seven or eight spotted eggs. The young ones are black in colour. Some people say that the corncrake becomes a waterrail when autumn comes others say she goes into a hole in a ditch and sleeps the whole winter and spring.
The waterhen or moorhen, teal, widgeon, and wild duck build their nests along the banks of a river or pool. The plover builds its nest in a marsh, The carrioncrow or scawlcrow is bigger than the ordinary crow and has grey feathers on the top of its head. Farmers do not like the carrioncrow because if follows young lambs and picks out their eyes.
There are many partridges an pheasants in this district also. They build their nests in rush bottoms or in furze, Woodcocks are to be found in the woods in the late autumn.
Old people say that if swallows build under the eaves of a house they bring luck to that house and if they build in a cowshed there will be luck with the cattle during the year.
Some people say if the starling builds its nest
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2019-06-24 18:11
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5
13 th January 1938
Folklore.
The name of a certain field in our farm is named Gorry Bán.
It consists of a very big hill with heath ,ferns and rushes growing in it.
It got the name Gorry Bán because there lived a man long ago in it named Michael Bán the ruins of his house are still there and it is called after the name Bán
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2019-06-24 18:06
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592 (F) Drumandoora N S .
Chris Brody V1 Class.

Caher,Feakle, Co Clare.
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2019-06-24 18:04
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the side of the tomb-stones in Coosheen. Nobody can read them now. The "cílls" are never interfered with. It is also said that these "cílls" were the burial places of the people before the graveyard in Schull.
There is a priest buried in the churchyard in Schull named Fr. OConner and another names Fr. John Barry in Stouke graveyard. Many people go making rounds to Fr. John Barry's tomb on the twentieth of June each year.
Once there was a man and woman passing Cíllhaingeal graveyard and there was gravel thrown at them. Shortly after the woman died. Cíllhaingeal graveyard is bounded by a river and there is also a river in Schull graveyard.
In the western side of the Glaun hill up east of Timothy Driscoll's there is a kind of grave. Long ago there was a chieftain living here and people say he was buried there and some treasure buried with him. On top of the clay there is a heap of stones and there is a fairly large stone standing in the centre and there is some writing carved on it.
This writing is nearly blotted out now. It was read by many people in olden times. No one ever tried to find the treasure.
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2019-06-24 18:03
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Writer,Pat Loughrey Lanaught.
Tellers,Thomas Loughrey Lan Lanaught.
Thomas Hurley Lanaught.and Jim Clancy Lanaught.
Story.
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2019-06-24 18:03
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to try and capture what they thought must be an old witch. On the day appointed they met at Corbane and half the countryside was there also to enjoy what they thought must be a great hunt and sure enough they were not disappointed, for directly they got into the field up popped the hare, shook himself, hopped of for some distance on three legs. The twelve hounds were immediately let loose on him and sure enough such play was never seen since or before. All round Corbane and Kilcooley until the majority of the dogs were played out. The hare then took down Craughwells boreen and when they reached the gate outside the Church yard there was only two dogs in pursuit. One being the black dog from the Tanyard, the other a Killimore dog. The Killimore dog lay there unable to go any further leaving the Loughrea dog alone to pursue the hare. The hare headed straight for the castle along the old level car-way. The hound so close to his heels that the people who witnessed the hunt could hear the dog snap his teeth at the hare. They also said that they could hear the hare crying " blood and 'ounds" He headed straight for the pidgeon house and entering a shore he was never seen after.
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2019-06-24 17:58
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5
7 th December ,1937
Among the many subjects discussed at the fireside is the weather and some of the neighbours are said to be great judges of it.
One night lately Jack Holloran who is the best judge we have predicted a very severe Winter .He said the wild geese had come much earlier than usual and that every evening at night-fall they would be heard flying towards Shannon .In Spring and Summer the fog on the mountain
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2019-06-24 17:57
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There are five or six graveyards in this district situated at, Schull, Stouke, Dunbeacon, Cíll Mod, Cíllhaingeal, Bawn na-Cnocán, all of which are still in use. Cíllhaingeal is round shaped. There is a ruined church in Schull graveyard and also in Cíllhaingeal graveyard. Schull, Dunbeacon, and Cíllhaingeal slope south or south east. There are tombs and crosses in Schull and in mostly all the graveyards. The crosses are made of iron or wood. On the iron crosses little flowers of iron are put on to them as ornaments. People are buried within the ruins of the church.
Every family has its own piece of the graveyard and when it is full a new piece is again bought. There are a couple of disused graveyards in the district. They are called "cílls". There is one in south Lowertown and one in Cíllromáin. One is situated in Killbronogul in a field owned by Richard Willis which is now overgrown with ferns. Unbaptised children were buried in "cílls". There is also a "cíll" in Coosheen in which there are head stones. It would cover a rood of ground. There are letters
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2019-06-24 17:53
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592(F) (19)
Drumandoora N S
Bridie Woods

Caher Feakle ,Co Clare.
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2019-06-24 17:46
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November 29 .1937 1
Folk Lore
I heard my Grand and others telling the following story one nigh.
They said that there was a fairy in Lanaught once.Every day he was going about carrying a big stone and asking where he would leave it.Time went on and nobody could say where to leave it. At length someone said leave it where you got it and immediately he disappeared.
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2019-06-24 17:41
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12
20 th January 1938
Folklore.
There is a large number of wild animals in Ireland namely the rabbit ,the hare,the fox, the badger ,the squirrel and the weasel.
The rabbit and the hare are the commonest of the wild animals ,they live on grass.
The rabbit especially can do great harm to the farmer by eating the vegetables which grows on the farm.
The squirrels food is nuts.
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2019-06-24 17:33
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2019-06-24 17:32
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Dr. Hicks, a native of Derreenatra, was the landlord of Mount Gabriel. He took away half of the mountain from the people. He built a fence from the mine road across to "the but". He put cattle on it himself. They used to go around eating the people's crops.
He also cut down some of the finest trees that grew on Mount Gabriel and shipped them across to England.
Thomas Marmion, a native of Skibbereen, was the landlord of South Glaun. His agent was Miss Kitty Mac Carthy, a native of Glaun. Marmion was considered as good but she was considered as bad. She evicted a family called Goggins and gave them a bad one. She also took some of their land and raised the rent. The people should do what the landlord wished them to do.
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2019-06-24 17:26
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pointed prongs, and on the outer end of one a sharp blade was attached. Croppy pikes do not exist in the district now-a-days. Oftentimes, battles and skirmishes took place in the fields all over the country.
Miss Gloster was the last landowner of Glaun. Her father, Mr. Gloster married Miss Clarke the former landowner. Miss Gloster's agent was T. H. Marmion, a native of Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. He gathered the rent in Schull, in a hotel, on March and October. Miss Gloster lived in England.
Richard Notter, was the landlord of Lissacaha. He lived in the south of Lissacaha, and his house is now occupied by Mrs. Wilcox. He was considered a bad landlord. He took some land and bog from Mr. Hegarty, a native of Lissacaha. The people had to buy the turf from him then.
The people that hadn't the rent paid, their cattle was taken and rent to the "Pound". There was a "Pound" in Ballydevlin, near Goleen, in which the people's cattle were put. If they hadn't the rent paid before nine days they cows would be taken and "canted". The old, women used earry west grass from Glaun, as they would get nothing to eat at the "Pound", and milk them then. The ruins of the "Pound" are still to be seen.
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2019-06-24 17:21
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of the County Galway who used to come long distances to get his ploughs as he was supposed to be the best ploughmaker in the district and his ploughs were famous all over the two counties.
He was also famous for making spades, shovels and fire-cranes. He used to also make coulters and mould-boards for ploughs.
At that time the other parts of ploughs were made of wood. Iron-gates were also made by this smith, some of which are in existance yet.
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2019-06-24 17:16
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Long ago, sidecars of bailiffs and peelers travelled the road from Skibbereen. Bailiffs were special men whose business it was to take the value of the rent in cattle and other goods from people who were unable to pay it.
Sometimes the people hid their cows on the bailiffs by driving them to a neighbor's field and milking them there.
Tithes were collected in the district also by the landlord's agent for the landlord, as a tribute from his tenants. Tithes meant that one third of every field's produce was to be confiscated.
If it were a field of potatoes, every third ridge was taken. If it were a field of corn in stacks, they agent's men would knock the stack and take one third of the number of sheafs in it. The same would be done at every stack in the field. Othertimes they took the whole of every third stack.
The people resisted this law and when going to cut the corn or dig the potatoes, they carried all procurable weapons, such as hatchets, pikes, etc. A few had "croppy pikes". They were distinguished from the ordinary pikes by having a long handle, three sharp
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2019-06-24 17:13
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There was a blacksmith named Pat Mulligan living in Garrynagran in the Parish og Dysart in Co. Roscommon at the beginning of last century.
He had his forge on the roadside between Ballyforan and Dysart. He used to make ploughs for the farmers who lived near him, and also for farmers
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2019-06-24 17:08
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To save the life of Cadogan
Their efforts were in vain;
The judge decreed that he should die
A traitor to the crown,
No more to see his native hills
Or visit Bantry town.
XIII
The names of Dennis and his band
Are loathsome now to hear,
They dare not visit Bantry
Their hearts are full of fear;
The grass they tread will wither
And never again will grow,
When trampled by Iscariots
Like Dennis and Dukelow.
XIV
Now like the owl that shuns the day
When darkness is around,
They creep from their hiding places
Where reptiles doth abound;
May Cadogan's spirit rest in peace
On that bright heavenly shore,
Before that court above the clouds
Where sorrow is no more.
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2019-06-24 17:07
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"Pruigín, Pruigín."
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2019-06-24 17:06
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When calling hens I say "Tuk, Tuk, For ducks I say "Bathy, Bathy," For Turkeys I say "Beeb Beeb." For chickens I say "Chick, Chick."
When calling pigs I say "Hourish." For calves I say "Suck, Suck. For cows I say "Pruig, Pruig or
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2019-06-24 17:02
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Baile sathach mór atá ann agus é suidhte cúig míle ó Gaillimh. 'Sé an fath go nglaoidhtear an t-ainm sin air, ná mar gheall ar an méid cairneán cloch atá thart timcheall an bhaile. Tá go leor daoine fíor-Gaedhealach(?) ann agus tá an-eolas acu faoi cúrsaí an t-saoghail fadó. Tá furmhór de na daoine saidbbhear agus tighthe sluinne(?) acu.
Bhí clú agus cáil ag Cearnmhór(?) nuair a bhí an cogadh ar siubhal 'sa mbliadhain 1916-1922, mar bhí na daoine ag teiceadh ó na Sasanaigh.
Tá baile beag ann ar a dtugtar "Baile na nGrialluise" mar gheall ar an méid Ghrialluise atá i n-a gcomhnuidhe ann. Sé an t-ainm is coitchiant 'san áit é.
San am fadó marbhuigheadh píléar ag an gcrois-bhóthar agus rinneadh amhrán faoi. Tá an t-amhrán sin ar eolas ag na Sean-Daoine anois.
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2019-06-24 17:00
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From him there was no moan;
He knew he would be murdered
As thousands were before,
By Norbury and Lord O' Brien
Throughout old Erin's shore.
X
Though young in years, his spirit proud
O' Brien could not break,
He tried to cheat Norbury
And his own life take;
He knew what Wolfe Tone did
When in his youth and prime,
He tried to do the same
He thought it was no crime.
XI
Long life to Paddy Meathe
His name will never die,
The judge and jury in the court
He boldly did defy;
He knew the trial would be a farce
Presided by O' Brien,
The Judas of the Irish race
From Cork to Ballyline.
XII
Gilhooly, Flynn and Barry
Tried with might and main
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2019-06-24 16:55
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The peelers in pursuit of him
No evidence could find.
Through treachery they did conspire
To gain that heroe's mind.
VII
Another trial the jury packed
The spawn of Cromwell's breed,
To hand this gallant farmer's son
At last they succeed;
The jury found him guilty
The Judge's charge was vile,
With gown and wig a la Norbury
A native of the soil.
VIII
And now his spirit hovers
From Cork to Bantry Bay,
For Dennis and Dukelow
Both swore his life away;
When he received his sentence
Disappointment did abound,
Among his friends and countrymen
Who gathered all around.
IX
He faced the laws and prison walls
Like Emmet and Wolfe Tone,
Despite the judge and jury
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2019-06-24 16:53
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agus d'athruigh sé isteach i gcloich í. Sin an fath nár chríocnuigh siad an tuar.
Tá an chloch sin ann fós. Deirtear freisin gur cuireadh Righ na h-Eireann ann ach ní creideann na daoine é.
Deirtear freisin go mbiodh airgead agus ór i bhfolach ag na daoine ann fadó.
Tá an chloc seo cosamhail le mhnaoi agus tá a lán sgríobhnóireachta air. Tá cnoc beag ag bun na Cloice seo agus cúpla cloch caithte annso is annsiúd.
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He swore I was the man,
He saw upon the staircase
With a pistol in my hand.
IV
The jury found him guilty
One bleak December day,
And the Judge made up his mind
To take his life away;
He was murdered in old Ireland
Far across the sea,
One thousand men like Cadogan
Would set old Ireland free,
V
When they took him to the prison
No danger did he fear,
He knew that he was innocent
This gallant mountaineer;
The jury thought the same of him
But some decreed it so,
Despite the perjured evidence
Of Dennis and Dukelow
VI
The blood hounds and informers
Baffled at the sea,
Hounded, gallant, Cadogan
Which proved his destiny;
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2019-06-24 16:50
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Tá tuar i n-aice le mo theach ar a dtugtar tuar Ros-Cam. Tá sé i n-acie an roilig. Cuireadh cóir ann(?) cúpla bliadhan ó shoin. Tá sé suidhte in n-aice na fairrge agus is féidir é d'feiscint go maith ó'n mbóthar mór.
Tagann go leor daoine ann gach Samhradh agus i rith na bliadhna. Tá sé thuas ar bhárr cnuic. Bhí seipéal i n-aice leis uair amháin ach níl ach fothracha an t-seipéil ann anois.
Nuair a bhí na daoine ag déanamh tuar seo fadó thárla go dtáinigh an "Chailleach Bhearach" thar an áit seo. Ar sise "Má bhíonn sibh ag obair níos fuide is gearr go sroicfidh sibh an spéir. Chuir sí draoidhteacht ortha annsin agus d'imthigh leithí. Ní raibh siad i ndon aon chloch eile a thógáil as sin amach. Tháinigh fearg mhór ortha agus rith duine acu i n-a diaidh. Bhí slat draoidheachta aige agus nuair a tháingh sé suas leithí thug sé buille de'n t-slait dí
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A Tribute to Tim Cadogan
I
Tim Cadogan was a farmer’s son
His lawful debts he paid.
Of landlord or of bailiff
He never was afraid.
No Bird, no, crow, no magpie
His spirit proud could tame,
A rough and rugged son of toil
From the Kerry hills he came.
II
One day he went to Bantry
‘Twas in the afternoon,
As he had often done before
In Winter time and June,
A bird was winged that morning
A minion of the crown,
No loss is he to Bantry
Or to any other town.
III
It was Walter Dennis,
He did my cause betray,
That cursed vile informer
He swore my life away;
Before the Judge and Jury
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man. A song was then composed about him, which is:-
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hills there also, except on the north side.
The land is fairly good throughout, but it is very good in the south side. There is only one river of any importance in Gubbeen, which separates Lowertown from Gubbeen. Trout, salmon, and eel are to be found in it.
Gubbeen itself got its name from the mouth or inlet which is in the south side by the sea.
Famed Gub
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There are very few ruins in Gubbeen now, the ruins of two dwelling houses, and a big corn store, being the only ones. The owner of the corn store was called Fred Brown, the Tyrant. He bought the corn from the neighboring farmers, and sold it to English traders who came for it in ships. One of the ships was called "Gubbeen". Fred Brown was drowned coming from England. One of the dwelling houses was occupied by a family called Courtney who died at the time of the famine and the other house was occupied by a family called Woods. They removed from that to Corthna, and their descendants are still living there.
There are sites of houses also pointed out by old people. Once house was occupied by a man called Murphy who emigrated to America. Another house situated near the road to Glaun was occupied by a family called Driscolls, who died at the time of the famine.
Several families emigrated to America in the famine times. Their unoccupied houses thrown down and the stones were used to build other houses. There is only one bog in Gubbeen, and there are very little
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Tá Tobar na Caillighe suidhte i n-aice stáisiún Úarán Mór.
Deirtear gur leig an Chailleach Béarra a sgíth annso nuair a bhí sí ag dul le chabhair go dtí Ó Suilleabháin Bearra.
Tá sgéal eile faoi freisin. Nuair a bhí an Chailleach Bearra marbh tháinigh gach sean-bhean ó'n áit chun a gcuid éadaigh agus a gcuid gruaige a nigheadh.
Bhí tailliúr i n-a chomhnuidhe in n-Uarán Mór. Gach oidhche ar a dó-dhéag a chlog théigheadh sé go dtí an tobar. Nuair a chuaidh an fear go dtí an tobar oidhche amháin i n-áit buicéad uisge fuair sé buicéad fíona.
Gach seacht mbliadhain i n-a dhiaidh sin bheadh fíon le fághail ann.
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2019-06-24 16:32
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The townland of Gubbeen, is in the parish of Schull, the County of Cork, and the West Carbery Barony. It is bounded on the north by "Fionn's Ridge, on the east by Ardmanagh and Corthna, and on the south by the Atlantic, and on the west by the Gubbeen River, which separates Gubbeen from Lowertown.
There are about eighty residents living there, which consists of twenty-two families. All the houses of the district are slated, save one thatched one. The family name most common is Driscoll and O'Regan. There are only four old people, over seventy living there. They are:-
William O' Brien, Gubbeen, Schull, Co. Cork,
Kathleen Sweetnam, Gubbeen, Schull, Co. Cork,
Mrs. Coughlan, Gubbeen, Schull, Co. Cork,
William Coughlan, Gubbeen, Schull, Co. Cork
None of them can speak Irish, but they can tell fine English stories.
The houses were more numerous locally in former days. In several parts of the district, streets of houses were to be seen, in which lived tinkers, weavers, and other tradesmen.
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Some twenty yards below the grave or rather twenty yardrs or so across the bog is Manus's Well.
It is a well of clear spring water rising out of the bog. But the bog being only a few yards from the base of the hill the water evidently rises of the clay from a fissure or crevice in the harder hill bottom.
However that may be the people call it "Manus's Well" and it is very much used by turf cutters for making tea or for drinking. The water is tinged with iron and is very cold with no "taste of the moss on it" Summer and Winter it runs about the same rate and about the same coldness which argues its deep origin.
Manus is surely the one person of the Panish whose name will not be forgotten. Notoriety is as good if not better for purposes of immortality of name, than mere fame.
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Many years ago a man whose first name was Manus and whose surname was probably McLaughlin hanged himself from a rib.
He was a Carrowmena man and the two townlands Lecamy and Carrowmena disputed not as to who should have his grave but as to who should NOT have it. He was refused Christian burial.
The townlands decided to bury him on the march in the wild bog at the foot of the hill to the east of the Glen Road. However the people possible not being good surverors he was buried on the Lecamy side some 20 yards and Lecamy people look on the fact as a grievance.
A turf road crosses at his feet or head - who knows or cares. His coffin was to be seen some 30 or 40 years ago with some bones.
It shows the savage nature of former times and the callousness of the present that such a thing could happen and that the bones of a person having blood relations in the place should be let lie like those of a cow or a horse. This is no fable. I saw the coffin end and name bore on
P.T.O.
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For dancing on the river bank
Down where the waters meet
VII
Those lively boys and charming girls
Of sixty years ago
Have left this sad and dreary world
Of wars of toil and woe
An aged few are lingering on
Old Fenians to the ground
Who loved to join at freeing their land
The sporting lads from Glaun
[Poll an Digin a remarkable tarn on the top of Mount Gabriel. There are many legends about it.]
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2019-06-24 16:10
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V
On Sunday when each lively boy
Would step the horn pipe
Those jigs and reels they did enjoy
And dance with keen delight
¨"Follow me down to Carlow"
The winsome "Bonny Kate
"The wind that shook the barley grain
"The pigeon on the gate"
VI
Their sports were on the velvet green
And down the river side
The football match, the hurling team,
The crowds from far and wide
The manly boys came down the hills
For dancing in the dell
The colleens fair came o'er the glens
Of lovely heather bell
VII
The crowds would join "the country dance"
When Sunday sport was o'er
The leading pair were lovely Nance
And Jack from Poll an Óir
The evening breeze was cool and grand
The violin music sweet
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2019-06-24 15:51
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When Seán was in his prime
At shooting cock to climb his way
For lonely Poll an Digin
The eagle there hath built her nest
High oer the heather glen
The badger goes to sleep and rest
And Reynard leaves his den
III
He often tracked thro´ moor and val
And sheltry wood for game
As shot rang out, he winged his prey
And seldom fired in vain
With Fosco down the rolling plain
Where partridge would be found
He broke the laws the tyrant frame
The sporting lad from Glaun
IV
The Fenian boys should cross the stream
And down Rathura hill
Where Seán would train the hurling team
To pike and rifle drill
His violin tunes were a rich treat
At every ball around
His dancing was correct and neat
The sporting lad from Glaun
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2019-06-24 15:38
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I
'Tis sixty years since Seán was young.
And well-known in Schull town
A favorite with his dog and gun
This sporting lad from Glaun
Chorus-
That land renowned for dancing
That grand old Irish game
Dan the Young and Clancy
And Tadhg from Turim Céin
II
In frost and snow twas only play
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2019-06-24 15:33
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bottom inside is covered with small stones. It is supposed to be some kind of grave.
Glaun was renowned for music and dancing some years ago. Michael Kelleher who died some years ago was famous for dancing and music. A song was composed about him called "The Sporting Lad from Glaun" but the name Seán was given instead of his name.
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34. Sore lips or wounds. This cure is a general used for sore or breaking-out lips. It is called by old people the "scannán" cure. The part of an onion called the "scannán" which is like tissue paper is put on the sore place together with some cream.
35. Nettle juice is a cure for rheumatism when the plant is boiled in water and strained, and the liquid drank.
36. Warts. The cure for warts is to fill a little bag of stones: - a stone for every wart you have, and place the bag on the road. It is supposed that the wart will go to the person who takes up the bag. Another cure is to rub to the wart the froth of the potatoe-water when it is beginning to boil. Also to rub the water which is got from the pockets or [?] crevices of a rock to the warts.
37. Whooping cough. is cured by giving some milk to drink in a caucer to a ferret. Leave him drink some, and give the remainder to the person who has the whooping cough. Another cure is to tie a necklace of insects called "hairy Jacks" around the neck of the infected person and leave
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2019-06-24 14:30
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Dheunfad sé róistín, crodh trólach agus tlú
Na bior slachtmhar néata is gan breug na briogún
Nach álainn a dhéanfadh sé gráta phárlúis
An 'Jack' is an slabhra chun iompú ar scriú
Casúr deas néata, lenú agus ceapórd
Flyhook don iascaire is dubhán le h-aghaidh an dreóil
Meanuithe na gréasaithe agus tarraingí na mbróg
Siosúr, snáthad, meuracán is lannsa chuisleóir.

Míniú cuid des na focail san dán reamh-ráite seo :-
Gúiste. The instrument which makes hole for an tarachar.
Gribím. Small spades for cutting turf
Pitséirí. Knives for snagging trees.
Traich. A fork for killing salmon in shallow water.
Cara. A car minus wheels for taking turf down mountain sides.
Aisteal. Instrument used for combing flax.
Rácam. A mallet for pounding flax.
Cona. Nubs.
Bruideóg. A knife for killing sheep.
Cuing. A plough swing.
Croch Trólach. Crane attached to hearth in farmhouse. Potkooks hang from it.
Briogún. Hook used for hanging meat by butchers.
Léun. A trowel.
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Dheanfadh mo scafaire tarrainge agus crúdh
Agus machine den bhfaision a bhuailfeadh arbhar
Lúbán don gcara fearsad is ughaim
Na glais agus na h-aistil, an eácam agus an comb
Sluasad agus poker, haingéir is pot-crúc
Agus flesh-fork ná fiarfadh gan breugh is sgiomóir
Béalbach do na srianta, don diallaid stíoróp
Spuir fé na rowlers agus trumpaí chun ceoil.
Dheunfadh sé geata den bhFaision ar dtúis
Boltha agus glas cnó agus scriú
Bannda roth-chairte agus acastóirí umhamhail
An linchpin agus an washer ag cur an fuireann ar siúl
Úirlisíchúipéire is fear déanta na mbróg
Stíl don mbuistéir cléibhear is bruideóg
Drill don choiréaladóir, dingtreun is an t-órd.
Na dhiaidh sindheunfadh sé ceacht gan mhoill
Na mbeadh iarla tóin riasta ná fiarfadh a ghreim
Hannlaí clár-sgeithe, cros-béim agus cuing
Soc, cóltar, más agus gan breugh an beuldoimhin
An cob-yoke, an bolta ia an slabhra ar an gcuing.
Sluasadh agus píce a bheadh air ba ladhar
Úirlis na saor a dheunfadh le faghairt
Stíl, slat-phampa agus ancaire don luing.
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2019-06-24 13:56
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Bhíodh an duine seo ina chónaí idir Mhillerí agus Lios Mór
Sé an fear ceadna Maolcatha ar bhóthar an Cloichín nach maireann anois - a thug an t-amhrán seo domsa sa mbliain 1920.
Éistigheadh gach sár-fhear páirteach, ciúin, suairc
Go neósfaidh mé dán díbh ar an ráaire gan gruaim
Go bhfuightheá sa chéardchain gach áis a bheadh uait
Ar bhruach geal na trágha tá lámh le Lios Mór
An gúiste is an taráchar, an tál is an tuagh
Siséil, iarnaí, plána agus saw, beag nó mór
Gribíní is sleánta, corráin is speal shuairc
Scuirse breá ráinne agus grafán, slachmhar buan.
Dhéanfadh mo laoch-sa an méid sin gan teimheal
Agus tuille gur bhinn liom d'insint gan mhoill
Guna agus geur-chleith, bayonet agus claidheamh
Agus piostal a shéidfeadh na piléir as ár radharc
Billeóga, pitséirí, ráipéar agus spaic
An traich chun na h-éisc do thraochadh ar an linn
Na deimhis agus razors, gimléad agus wires
Agus lansaí, fairéiri na mbeadh lann de gach saghas.
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An pósadh bhí i gCána
Bhí Rí na nGrásta ann i bpearsa
Bhí, agus a Mhuire Mháthair is narbh álainn í an bhainfheis
An chuileachta bhí i gcionn chláir bhí fíon ortha i n-easnamh
Agus an t-uisce bhí ins na h-áthraibh nár bhréag é le blaiseadh
Sí an Mhaighdean bhréag naomha í nár dhein riamh an peaca
An plannda úd do shíileuig ón Rí ceart do Fearra
Cuireadh bhúr n-athuinge go dílis chun Croí ceart a dalta
Chun an ród a bheith saor againn ag triall chun an Flaithis.
A Athair agus a Íosa, Rí-geal na cruinne
D'iomchuirig an choróin spíceach agus truimeacht na croise
Id stracadh sid straoileadh idir daoine gan chumann
Chun na glais úd do scaoileadh bhí choidhche i nár gcoinnibh
Nach ró-bhreágh na tabhartanais a fuairis ó do mháithrín
Le gráin ar an bpeacadh 'seadh thonaigh na grásta
Do chomhacht a bhí go mór as do thróchaire gan faillís
Go mbí Fuil R na Glóire beidh go deo ins an gCaillís.
Nach ró-bhreá an sólás thug Rí na nGrást dúinn in aisce
A chuid fola agus feola mar lón dos na peacaig
Ach mairg a chuireann spéis i n-ór buí ná i rachmus
Mar níl ann ach mar bheadh lóchán seachas glóire na bhFlaitheas.
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There is still another story told about the same hound. There was a hare tobe found in a certain park in Carbane and no dog was ever able to capture him. So ther was a challenge between Loughrea and Killimore to see which could produce the best dogs.Such party taking six dogs
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pursuing the hare he stood stock still on top of the enbankment. Dolphin cursing the dog for loosing the hare as he thought so silly and coming up to the fort where the dog stood to his great surprise and what did he see but a little old woman picking wool of the small bushes which grew inside the fort. "Good morrow to you" said he. "Good morrow to yourself" said she. "Isnt it early your out" said he. "Isnt it early yourself is out" said she. "Did you see a hare passing this way" said he. "Did yourself see a hare" said she. The man thinking that she might have the hare concealed in her apron moved to search her but the dog with all hairs on an end rushed against his legs to hinder him. It was only then he realized that the old lady was a witch. With a creepy feeling he returned home and never went hunting on early Sunday mornings afterwards.
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Once upon a time and not so very long ago either there was a Tanyard in Loughrea. The very yard now owned by Fintan Sweeney. The owner of the Tanyard kept a black hound and not a single white rib of hair could be found on him. It was believed by the people in olden times that such dogs were able to kill witches. The orignal home of the Dolphins was Clougharoasty. Now at that time a member of the Dolphin family who would be great grand-father of the present James Dolphin worked in the Tanyard. He used to come home every Saturday afternoon taking the hound with him for a hunt on the following day. One Sunday morning he awoke early and looking through the window what should he see but a hare skipping about just outside the house. "Be dad" said he to himself "that's very handy". He ran out bare-footed taking the dog with him and putting him on to the hare both hare and dog headed directly for a fort some six or seven hundred yards away from the start. Dolphin always keeping his eyes on the pursuer and the pursued he saw the hare top the enbankment of the fort with the hound close behind but instead of
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he saw a woman lying along the aisle, and she exclaimed, "Stop now Peter Kelly you have me all covered with blood". The hounds were yelling outside the window, when he came out. He called them up, and returned home, sad of heart to have chased the hare.
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2019-06-24 12:31
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Years ago there was a hare in Limehill cover, that nobody could kill. Peter Kelly had two great black hounds, and he said he would not stop until he would kill the hare. He tried twice, and on the third day, he roused the hare, and away went the hounds after him, on along until they came to Tynagh, and the hare kept going until it went through (through) the window of the Chapel. Peter Kelly immediately rushed to the doors to see if they were closed, and on looking in
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Sitting down to eat, he never took off his hat. The woman then told him, it was usual to take it off. So when he had just the hat taken off, he then came to himself and related every thing that had happened.
He could not believe after all he went through, how he was safe. It is said that it was the fairies, that was leading him astray.
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2019-06-24 12:25
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One wild evening in Spring there was a man named Jack Berry from Killnadeema leaving the town of Loughrea on horseback. He took the wrong road, and kept travelling, thinking he would soon reach home. Before long he came to the village of Shangarry, and not knowing where he was, he asked aman was he far from Killnadeema. He directed him on to the right road, but unfortunately he went on to Kilrickle, over hedges, walls, and bogs. When he reached the village, he did not know what place he was in. At this time it was about seven o'clock in the morning. He knocked at a door, and a woman gave him a cup of tea
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the Parochial house. Up until the last two Priests left, this woman annoyed them several times. Then it is said that her time was spent, and on of the Priests said some masses for her, in order that she would not be seen again.
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2019-06-24 12:20
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Some forty years ago there lived an old woman alone in the Parish of Tynagh. When she felt that death was near at hand, she sent for the Priest and owing to some reason or another he did not come to her. The second time she sent for him, he never came. So on the third message, he at last went, when he reached her house, she was then dead and three candles lighting some where near her bed. For years after, this old woman tormented the Priests that came to the Parish. On one occasion this Priest was near his house driving his horse. The Priests at that time had only horses and gigs as they were called, and he was was taken horse and gig (and) in over the wall, where he spent all night travelling through the wood, that is not far from
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him by the horn. The stout herdsman caught him by the other horn. They dragged the bull asunder. He took a half in spite of the herdsman. The herdsman ran after him and took another quarter "Ah" said Fionn I have three quarters and you can keep that one. He came back to Ulster and told his master he could never cope with the giant of Munstaer and the herdsman was the best he ever met that he took three quarters of the bull in spite of him. They used to eat iron in the bread and the child six months ate the finger off him. The exercise they had was to throw four cwt over the castle and catch it on the other side.
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2019-06-24 11:50
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the men ate he was told that it was. He asked what exercise their men used to have after dinner. They took him to the yard and showed him a stone over four cwt. They said the men used to take that stone and throw it over the house and catch it on the other side. He took it and found he could not throw it over the house not to mind being on the other side to catch it. He went back into the kitchen to see the cradle. He asked the nurse "what age is the baby" in the cradle and she said "six months". He asked if it had teeth and she said she never looked. He put his fingers into his mouth and he bit it off. "By God he has and good ones at that" He went out to see the cattle. He met the herdman whom he never suspected to be Fionn. He said to the herdsman "I think I'll take that bull." He said you will not as the boss is out of home. "I'll take him in spite of you" and he caught
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giant in Munster, sent a man to see him and to know what kind of a man he was, he arrived at Fionn's castle in the county Tipperary. When he arrived he was received quite warmly. Fionn heard in the meantime that this fellow was coming and he prepared to meet him. He sent all his men away the day he expected him, but himself and the next best man in the company. He put on a suit of olf clothes on himself and went as herdsman and put the next best man into the cradle and all that were in the house were women and he ordered them to recieve the giant kindly. He asked where the men were, all of which Fionn had sent away except the one in the cradle. He was told they were out of home and they invited him to dinner. In the centr of the cake before him was the grid-iron. He found it hard to digest and on inquiring if that was the food
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2019-06-24 11:29
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1. Bríghid Ní Dhochartaigh as Gaoth Dobhair a d’aithris. Tá sí fa thuairim 60 bliaidhan anois. Chualaidh sí an scéal ag n-a máthair.
Bhí bean agus gasúr ann aon uair amháin. Nuair a bhí an gasúr beag fuair a athair bás. Thóg an mháthair an gasúr go cúramach agus ní leigfeadh sí dó obair ar bith a dhéanamh. Aon lá amháin nuair a bhí an gasúr bliadhain is fiche d’iarr an mháthair air a ghabhail agus dornán airgid a shaothrughadh a cheannochadh tráth bídh. Ní thearn an gasúr dadaidh ach a dhul anon go dtí sciobol preataí a bhí ag fear de chuid na háite agus thug sé leis mála preataí. Nuair a phill sé arais d’fhriafruigh a mháthair do ca bhfuair sé na preataí. Dubhairt sé léithe gur
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2019-06-24 10:46
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and let the roof fall in and some in some cases they would dig out the foundation with crobars and let the walls fall down. They had men with them for this purpose called the crobar Brigade.
If there was not a vacant house for these families convenient to them. The people of the nearest parishes would gather and they were known in some cases to erect a house in one day and leave it almost ready for the evicted man and his wife to live in that night. There was a house built for one man in the townland of Crea.
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2019-06-24 10:42
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it was turned into a priest's residence and a new church was rected by Rev. Fr. Hugh McGovern.
During this time the people were very poor and they used to work for three pence for clay. By this way they made a road and a cupla bridges in the parish.
Some time ago the greater portion of Glan was owned by a landlord whose name was Lord Ainsely. He lived in the Co. Down and he had an agent to collect the rent for him who lived in Cavan town. The people of Glan would have to go to Cavan town to pay the rent which is a distance of thirty miles. I heard it told that there was one woman who used to walk to Cavan town and she would be home in time in time to milk her cows that night which is a distance of sixty miles to and from it.
As usual some of the landlords were very cruel and bad. If any of the tenants did not pay their rent which had to be paid once a year. The landlord would send the Sheriff and a certain member of police and some times the horse soldiers came to Glasy.
But they never left the road unless they were needed.
There were (very) three house in this neighbourhood which were demolished because they could not pay the rent. They cut the [acp]?
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2019-06-24 10:33
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The following are the animals we have at home.
Cow
hens
ducks
donkey
turkeys
pig
Some people have names in their cows. Kitty, Kerry, Tut, Polly, and Daisy. Some cows are tied by the necks. They are tied with chains. They do(es) not make the tienes lockly. The cow house is make of ten and it is colled a stall. These are the calls for animals coll, coll, for cows suck, suck, for caves tuck, tuck, for hens chick, chick, for chickens wat, wat for pigs. If you had some of your
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2019-06-24 10:08
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The most harmful weeds on our farm are chicken-weed and the thistle.
The thistle does harm to grazing fields, because it keeps the animals from eating the grass.
The chicken weed is harmful, because it spreads.
Rushes will not grow in good land.
Whins grow in good land.
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2019-06-24 10:06
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The most dangerous weed growing on a farm is Fox-glove, as it is deadly poison. Any animals that eat it will die. Ragweed spreads rapidly.
There are other weeds used for their medicinal properties. Dandelions cure warts and nettles are good for the blood.
In olden times the people made all their medicines from herbs and never had a doctor.
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2019-06-24 10:04
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The names of the animals on the farm are horses, cows, calves, bullocks and sheep.
The horses occupy a stable. Each horse has a separate box with cobble-stone floor. Before him is the manger from which he is fed. The manger is about four feet high, with hay on one side, and a box for holding grain on the other. The horse is tied by the neck with a rope, which runs through a hole bored in the centre of the manger and which has a block fastened at the end, thereby giving the animal complete head freedom.
The cows dwell in a cowhouse or byre, as it is called. The byre is finished with concrete and has windows on both sides. They are tied with a chain, which is fastened to an iron run bedded in cement. Before them is a concrete feeding place about nine inches in depth.
Calves are closed in a shed, which is well ventilated. They are fed with milk, hay, turnips, meals etc.
when driving horses we say, "Gee up!" or make a clucking noise with the tongue.
When driving cattle in our district, we say "Hep" Hep" or "Ho! Ho!"
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2019-06-24 09:57
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Some years ago, Thomas Jackson of Lisnaboe, Kingscourt, had a famous horse which won most of the big Races in England and Ireland for a few seasons. The horse's name was "Mudross".
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2019-06-24 09:56
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Travelling Folk sometimes come around our district, generally in pony vans, selling articles and looking for old clothes and food. They are considered a nuisance. People sometimes buy from them. Their wares are generally tables, made of hazel-wood, bound with briar, also straw mats, pictures, laces, camphor balls.
They usually erect their camps on by-roads and they emerge from there to sell to the local people.
They sometimes travel in families, but more often in bands, and are usually seen on the approach of the local fair-day.
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2019-06-24 09:42
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The only holy wells in our district are Diana's and St. Kernan's well.
St. Kernan's well is situated at Carnaross in Co. Meath. People visit it on the first Sunday of August to say prayers. After prayers, there are sports, football, donkey races or sack races.
Diana's well is situated on the road side at Diana's cross, in Co. Meath. This well is also visited on the first Sunday of August. There are offerings left and prayers said, after which there are sports and a Concert held in a field near by.
The well rises out of a rock and there is a thick hedge growing over it.
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2019-06-24 09:38
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There is a large stone about a mile from our house, which is supposed to be about seven or eight ton weight. It is supposed to have been thrown by a Giant from the rock of Carrickleck. The marks of his hands are still to be seen on its surface. People have made several attempts to move it, but it is impossible.
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2019-06-24 09:32
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It is very seldom that travelling folk call at our home, but they used to do so long ago.
These people were very poor. They sold small articles to make some money, but only some people bought from them.
Sometimes the travellers were welcome.
They usually stayed for one or two nights, and then they went on their way. It was seldom they brought food with them.
They travelled on foot in bands of perhaps ten or fifteen; sometimes they had carts.
Very often they came for fair days.
They usually brought news from distant parts and the local people came and listened to them.
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2019-06-24 09:29
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The fairs are held in the towns.
Buyers still come to the farmers houses
There were fairs formerly which are not held now. The reason for this is because they were not a success; no people attended them. The people do not remember any traditions about fairs been held on hills, in neighbourhood of cemeteries or castles, forts, etc.
The town fairs are held in a special fairplace, which is called a "fair-green"
When an animal is sold luck money is given, no matter how much it is, it is called the "luck-penny". The "luck-penny" is calculated by the sum of money paid for the animal, if a large sum is paid, the bigger the "luck-penny"
When a bargain is made they strike hands to show they are satisfied.
When an animal is sold a halter or rope is given with it, especially with horses.
When an animal is sold it is
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2019-06-24 09:22
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In our district a copper-coloured sky generally denotes rain. If the sun rises red it is the surest sign of rain. When the new moon is to be seen on the first or second day it is the sign of rain. When great number of stars is to be seen in the sky and some of them running it is a sign of wild stormy weather. Morning clouds dark and heavy indicate thunder and lightning.
A rainbow in the morning is a sign of and weather and terrible wild showers while a rainbow at night shows an improvement in a few days.
Wind in the north or east in Spring is a sign of dry weather while from any other art is a sign of rain. In our district south or south-west wind brings most rain.
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2019-06-24 09:16
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putting the flat cake on a flag. This flag was put standing in front of the fire and was propped by another stone and left behind it.
Another way was by cooking on a griddle. The cake thus cooked was very hard and was considered by the people to be, apart from being healthy, a deterrent to decayed teeth.
Tea was a treat. It was only taken at Christmas or feast times.
When people went on a journey they took a few farrels of oaten bread with them. This was considered a more wholesome food than any other and as well they could fast and travel longer on it.
Among the better classes in the neighbourhood a practice was followed of killing a sheep and dividing it among the neighbours. Each householder did this in his turn. Each person
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2019-06-24 09:11
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was usually one which was hinged to the wall, had only two legs, and could be lowered or raised at will.
Fish was a common food in the neighbourhood. Fish were caught plentifully in the summer evenings. They were cleaned, dried and smoked. Then they were hung up in the corner of the Kitchen.
At Hallow E'en they used to make a boxty cake and boxty dumplings. When the cake (made from raw potatoes grated, squeezed and mixed with flour) was ready to cook the hearthstone was swept very clean and the cake was put on it. A cabbage leaf was spread cover it and this was covered with red ashes.In the morning it was ready for use.
The dumplings were boiled in a pot of boiling water and eaten, Sometimes with butter, sometimes with milk and sugar poured over them and other times with bacon gravy.
Oaten bread was also eaten. It was cooked by
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2019-06-24 09:05
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The usual number of meals was three a day. Tea was used in the houses of the wealthier once a day.
Oaten and Indian porridge, potatoes, home-cured bacon, eggs, cabbage, potatoes, turnips and buttermilk were the usual commodities.
Dinner was the principal meal. The potatoes were put in a home--made basket left on a pot in the middle of the floor. Each one had a porringer of buttermilk. Each one peeled his potatoes with the nail of him thumb, which was grown long for this special purpose. Salt was left on a dish in the middle of the potatoes and each one dipped his potatoe in the salt.
The breakfast was similarly dished up but the porridge was poured on to a dish and left on the centre of the table. This table
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2019-06-24 08:56
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There are five forths in the neighbourhood of the school. They are on the five highest hills, Rahultan, LeggaKelly, Coole, Drumanny and Derryhoo.
Drumanny forth is in that townland, at the back of Hugh Connolly's house. It is far back from the road and is situated on the top of a hill. On a clear day Killoughter graveyard can be seen.
Coole forth is on a hill between Cloverhill and Redhills. It is a large forth.
Rahulton forth is in the townland of Rahulton. It is supposed to have been built by St. Ultan and thence the name.
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2019-06-24 08:46
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In this district there are a great deal of poor people travel-ling about. They live in tents along the main road or in fields. Some of them live in caravans with wheels on them which are drawn from place to place with horses.
The people that live in those houses are called the travelling folk. They are so called as they are always travelling about from house to house. Some of them sell articles such as pins, needles, delph, laces, mirrors and all sorts of household things. Some people buy things and others do not.
When they go to a house they ask alms such as bread, flour, eggs
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2019-06-24 08:46
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it was turned into a priest's residence and a new church was rected by Rev. Fr. Hugh McGovern.
During this time the people were very poor and they used to work for three pence for clay. By this way they made a road and a cupla bridges in the parish.
Some time ago the greater portion of Glan was owned by a landlord whose name was Lord Ainsely. He lived in the Co. Down and he had an agent to collect the rent for him who lived in Cavan town. The people of Glan would have to go to Cavan town to pay the rent which is a distance of thirty miles. I heard it told that there was one woman who used to walk to Cavan town and she would be home in time in time to milk her cows that night which is a distance of sixty miles to and from it.
As usual some of the landlords were very cruel and bad. If any of the tenants did not pay their rent which had to be paid once a year. The landlord would send the Sheriff and a certain member of police and some times the horse soldiers came to Glasy.
But they never left the road unless they were needed.
There were twenty three house in this neighbourhood which was diminished because they could not pay the rent. They cut the [?]
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2019-06-24 08:43
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During the Penal days there were very few families living in this parish. As there were no roads to get in or out apart one which is still to be seen. This road: was not fit for anyone only those on horseback and it was leading from Piacíar an mbothar to the black river which was a distance of nine miles.
It is also known that during this time the Mass would be delivered on the side of the mountain bordering Cavan and Leitrim. This spot was called "Aoth an t-ságairt". It was the one priest that would do four or five parishes. The remainder of the Mass rock is still to be seen and it is supposed to be a very holy place.
As time rolled by and as the people began to grow more plentiful they moved down to the foot of the mountain to Carrick West. Then in about 1796 a small church was built. This church was very simply built and roofed with thatch. Again in about 1856
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2019-06-24 08:41
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And he looking at his daughter.
Agus gheóbham arís an crúisgín is bíodh sé lán.
ix.
So now my song is ended,
And my pen is weary,
Success attend the gentlemen,
That carried on Cork races,
Many truth and hospitality abound,
Our little nation
And many trade and commerce flourish,
In our towns for future ages.
Agus gheobham arís an crúisgín is bíodh sé lán.
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2019-06-24 08:40
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It is there you would see confectioners,
With sugarsticks and dainties,
The oranges the lozenges,
The lemons and the raisins,
There were gingerbread and spices there
To accomodate the o´ladies,
And pig crúibíns for twopence,
To be picking while you´re able
Agus gheóbham arís an crúisgín is bíodh sé lán.
VII
The bells rang out for starting,
The horses were impatient,
You would think they never stood on ground
Their speed was so amazing,
´Tis there you would see jockies,
And they mounted on most nately,
The pink, the blue, the red, the green,
The emblem of their nation,
Agus gheóbham arís an crúisgín is bíodh sé lán.
VII
´Tis there you would see gamblers,
Thimblemen and garters,
The sporting wheel of fortune there,
With its four and twenty quarters,
Others without scruple pelting bottles,
At poor Magie,
And her father well contented,
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2019-06-24 08:40
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I
As I went down the Brickfield road,
To seek for recreation,
I took a tour to Evergreen,
Where sceneries were pleasing,
There were multitudes assembled there,
With their tickets at the station,
That my eyes began to dazzle,
And I going to see the races.
Agus gheóbham airís an crúiscín is bíodh sé lán.
II
There were passengers from Limerick,
And passengers from Nenagh,
Passengers from Dublin,
And sportsmen from Tipperary,
There were passengers from Kerry,
Where brave Dan was educated,
And the blare renoumed melesiano
That gained emancipation.
Agus gheobham airís an crúiscín is bíodh sé lán.
III
There were passengers from Charleville,
And numbers from Adare there,
The boys of Ballyanchullaig,
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2019-06-24 08:32
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While silvery moon shines bright o'er
Cloone and lone Drumshanbo Hill,
5. Wild flowerets gay crown Kiltifea,
Dear Tooma and Cankeel --
Behold with awe that wonderous spa
All human illsq to heel
Aughnaglace I fondly trace the ford
And Murphy's Mill
Well I recall those features all
Around Drumshanbo Hill.
6. Mid holy ground the fonts abound
Where nightly faries sing
Entrancing themes to haunt our
Dreams around Kilkenny's spring
Mid hawthorn lanes and ripening
Grains, the birds their music thrill
In apple groves where love-light roves
Around Drumshanbo Hill.
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2019-06-24 08:31
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1. From the U.S.A. this Christmas day,
Dear friend a note to thee,
In simple rhymes recalling times,
When we were young and free,
Mid singing brooks and dingling nooks,
In memory treasured still,
Where first a child I carolled wild,
Around Drumshanbo Hill.
2. My thoughts now fly to scenes gone by,
In Erin o'er the sea;
Where Patriarchs taught and true
Men fought for human liberty;
Where fenians bold were oft enrolled,
And nightly got their drill
Mid the silent shades and lovely
Glades around Drumshanbo Hill.
3. Full vividly I seem to see old friends
We'll ne'er see no more,
When fiddler's tune and piper's croon,
Spurred dancers on the floor,
The golden fields the spinning reels
The scutchers and the kiln,
Made labour joy for boy and girl
Around Drumshanbo Hill.
4. By Annagh's side a crystal tide in
Musing wavelets roll
Through flowery vales where banshee
Wails for some departing soul.
In Gubnastuckawne the Leprechaun his
Crocks of gold may fill.
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2019-06-24 08:28
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morning fasting.
45. Sore eyes. Bathe the eyes in cold black tea, or hang a green shade or leaf on the eye, or put a piece of gold up to the eye.
46. Roast Potatoes. Put them into a piece of cloth or a stocking and put it around the sore throat.
47. Blane. This is a disease cured by lighting sooty straw under the animal's head. It makes the cattle hang their head down and a white matter runs from their nose.
48. Chilblains are cured by rubbing the juice of an onion to them.
49. Bad Health is cured by boiling and seasoning camomile and drinking the liquid.
50. Stomach pains. Tip the top of your toes every morning with your fingers and without bending your knees.
51. "Cleas ba Péisreis a cure for sick cattle. It is a cure used by knotting a cord in some manner over the animal's nose.
52. Bounds' water which is found in streams separating two lands. When drank it will cure almost all pains.
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2019-06-24 08:25
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16. Water cress. is good for a bad stomach. is eaten raw.
17. Leeches. Leeches are good to draw the bad blood from an injured part of the body as they suck out the blood. The old people called them "Súgairí."
18. Tobacco is a cure for a toothache. It should be cut small and put down on the tooth.
19. Garlic is a cure for a pain in the stomach. It should be boiled in milk and strained an the brewage drank.
20. Blackcurrant jelly. is good for a sore throat.
21. Dock-leaf is a cure for a sore lip when it is applied to it. In the head of the dock-leaf a funnel-like stem is to be got. It is white and should be opened out and applied to the lip. The stem contains a sticky white matter.
22. Black Weeds are good for pains. The weed should be dried and rubbed to the part effected.
23. Primroses are good for hoarseness. The person that would be hoarse should eat them.
24. Snails are a cure for choking in the chest. The slime of the snails is to be drank
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2019-06-24 07:28
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Long ago people never wore shoes until they were about to get married. There are people still who wear no shoes. Mostly all the children going to school go barefoot. It was a custom long ago to put on their shoes at a cross-road when going to Mass and take them off again when coming home and tie the two laces together and put them across their shoulders. There were shoes that used to be called clogs. They were made with a wooden heel and sole and the upper with leather and an iron tip around the sole
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2019-06-24 07:23
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The churn we had was round with a churn staff. Everyone takes the milk to the creamery now. Nineteen years ago we last used a churn. A churn is like a barrel with two handles, one in each end. A churn is a little larger than a porter barrel. There are two handles in it and a door to put in the cream. The butter was put in a tub or pan and taken to the market the following day. About hiding eggs there is a mark put on the hiding eggs.
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2019-06-24 07:19
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own eggs for catching and if you got eggs from somebody you would mark you own to see which eggs would not come out.
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2019-06-24 07:17
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The following are the animals we have at home.
Cow
hens
ducks
donkey
turkeys
pig
Some people have names in their cows. Kitty, Kerry, Tut, Polly, and Daisy. Some cows are tied by the necks. They are tied with chains. They do not make the [?] [?]. The cow house is made of tin and it is called a stall. These are the calls for animals coll, coll, for cows suck, suck, for caves tuck, tuck, for hens chick, chick, for chickens wat, wat for pigs. If you had some of your
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2019-06-24 07:11
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holy ashes on their foreheads.
St Martin day. People kill a fowl and preserve the blood of it as it is supposed to be a cure for a sudden pain.
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2019-06-24 07:10
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St Brigid's day. They make wooden crosses and nail them to the rafters of the house.
St Patrick day. All the Irish people wear shamrock on their coats and some men wear it on their hats in honour of St Patrick.
Ash-morning. Most of the people go to Mass and the Priest puts
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2019-06-24 07:07
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You are as slow as Mall bell.
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2019-06-24 07:06
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Deep waters flow smooth and the mud lies at the bottom.
A watched pot never boils.
You never miss the water until the well runs dry.
Growing old growing worse.
Say nothing but saw wood.
Never shout until you're out of the wood.
The more hurry the less speed.
As long as a wet Sunday.
A stitch in time saves nine.
United we stand and divided we fall.
You are taller standing like a dog sitting.
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2019-06-24 07:02
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in the garden. The pit is covered with rushes.
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2019-06-24 07:01
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We have potatoes growing at home. We usually set half an acre. We usually set them in drills or ridges. Spades are not made locally, they are bought in the shops. When we are setting the potatoes we cut them in small pieces which we call sgiolans. When the potato stalks appear over the ground they "rise to" them. The names of the potatoes are Arran Banners, Ker Pinks, Arran Victors, Irish Queens, British Queens and Early Rose. The potatoes are dug in September. They open the drills with a plough. Then the people of the house go to the garden and pick them. Then they draw them with buckets and make a big pit
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2019-06-24 04:30
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"Big Paddy". Contd
of that wonderful combination of huge men. Who forgets their great victory in Wexford Park, 28 yrs ago ~ over the all-famous A.M.P. team?
But it is in the field of usefulness Paddy has left his lasting mark and there are many monuments to his wonderful skill and ability"
Big Paddy was a self made man never went beond "third Book" in School ~ Could scarcely read or write when he left school ~ but afterwards made good so good that he was a sort of John Sornier local "Book in Breeches".
Many local stories are told of Paddy. Here are a few, showing his resoucefulness and unselfishness.
Once when he was in a wood sawing timber + felling trees he, and two others were fitting
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2019-06-24 04:17
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to bury unbaptised children on certain hills. One of these hills are still to be seen in Legnagrow. It is very green and fertile and in the centre a great white thorn bush grows. The infants were supposed to buried beside or underneath this bush.
To the present day no body walks near this bush as there is a stray sod on it and anyone who steps on this sod are carried away several miles from it.
Some of the people in Glangevlin bury their dead in Killinagh or Doobally. I suppose it is because these people were reared there and they like to sleep their last long sleep with their own kith and kin.
This is an old story which the old people tell when sitting around the fire on cold Wintry nights.
St Patrick when he was journeying through Ireland became ill one day. As he was cold he lit a fire to warm himself and to prepare some food. When he had the fire kindled a snake same out from the woods rolled upon in it and succeeded in putting it out.
But one small coal was still alive and a brave little robin clapped his wings before it and lit it again. By doing this he burned the feathers off his breast and from that day to this it is of a red colour.
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2019-06-24 04:07
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our engineer + sea man he built + sailed his own boats, he sought + saved wrecks in the storms.
He mended our clocks + watches + yet had hands that befitted a fair sized giant. He was in short an all round man and t'were far easier tell what he was not than what he was.
His hands were handy + his brain the brighest
On the field of sport too he always "played the game" his game of games being "in the rope" ~ where he always "pulled his weight" and helped to bring fame + glory to the then famous Kilmuckridge "Tun team".
Here Paddy was at his best ~ alongside the three Mangan giants. To him in no small measure is due the wonderful achievement
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2019-06-24 04:07
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There is but one graveyard in this parish and it is situated in the townland of Gub beside the chapel. It is of a rectangular shape and is supposed to be very old. It was taken in and fixed as a graveyard by a priest called Father Hugh McGovern.
There are not many old tombstones in this graveyard. The oldest is one which was erected in the year eighteen hundred and eighty six. The letters are written in Irish while the stone is supported on four smaller ones.
The tombstone itself is of a rectangular shape but the letters are long since washed away. The figures 1886 are still plain to be seen. Most of the other tombstones are in the shape of a cross or a book. There are a lot of trees growing in the graveyards especially pines and a kind of palm-tree.
These are grown on the wall which surrounds the graveyard.
Long ago it was the custom in this parish to bury unbaptised children after sunset. Afew people from Legnagrow were burying an unbaptised infant at nightfall some years ago. When they entered the graveyard they saw strange lights on all the tombstones and they also heard low weird crying. At once they fled in great fear. It was a custom also
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2019-06-24 03:53
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the nobler + the better sort that never sought reward.
His death is deeply lamented and deeply felt ~ a local, widespread sorrow, an almost personal and general loss, and not only to the immediate district of his home where his brain + muscle, his overflowing kindness and unselfish generosity have served us long + well but far away in many parts of the country, where his outstanding ability and kindly good nature were well known
Our " all round man" was Paddy.
He was our "first aid Doctor", and yet again our Dentist. (many a professional had a poorer practise ~ if a richer reward)
He was a carpenter builder
He dug the foundation - he gave you the key to the home he built for you. He was also
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2019-06-24 03:38
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His big manly voice was ever mellowed by an inate kindness of soul that ever shone through his soft kindly eyes. Kilmuckridge + district is today the poorer for his demise for a real a true, a lasting friend, a friend in need was dear big hearted "big Paddy"
To help others and be kind to speak well of all + sundry seemed his mission, and now that he has been called to his eternal reward he brings with him, our blessing and our prayers. It is our very least ~ and yet our very most ~ our best prayers.
We mourn for him + think well of him in death. Who is there for miles + miles again that has not shared largely + often of Paddy's kindliness + whole hearted generosity ~ his
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2019-06-24 03:25
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soon after his death, written by the local teacher Mr MacDonald, and it will serve the purpose of these notes to write it here.
"A great + good man passed away to his eternal reward on Dec 26th 1930 at the age of 74.
Mr Patrick Dempsey, a very prominent figure in his own native district was also well known in many parts of Co Wexford + even beyond it's confines where several important structures monuments to his keen intelligence and outstanding ability will long attest his worth.
His surely was a unique personality : "Big Paddy" we called him, yes he was, big + big hearted too - brainy to brilliance and brave too amost to folly, aye and brawny too as a modern giant and yet gentle as a child
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2019-06-24 03:11
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Thus we reach the end of an only two short review on John Mangan whose name will certainly be remembered in his native county.
His feats will long adorn our athletic chronicles for we must now look, with awe upon the deeds of the Kilmuckridge giant whose kindly, genial unobtrusive nature was the passport which secured him the affection + esteem of his contemporaries + neighbours of his own time + the admiration + memory of those that came after him.
Above from Notes + Cuttings supplied by Mr Murtagh Mangan, aged 59 yrs.
Kilmuckridge
at present living at K'ridge
Decr. 1938.
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2019-06-24 02:59
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in 1900. However, his only rival, Con Walsh, threw it 16' 2" at Cove in 1908.
Authentic achievements :~
Throwing for height :-
14' 6 3/4" Carrick-on-Suir 1898.
14' 8 1/2" Enniscorthy 1898.
15' 0 3/4" Enniscorthy 1900.
This became for the time the Irish + World's record in the native style.
Throwing with follow :-
30' 1 1/2" Carrick-on Suir 1898.
32 5" Ballsbridge 1899
This latter is still a record.
Throwing without follow :-
27' 0" Ballsbridge 1898.
27 4 1/2" Ballsbridge 1900
In 1895 he won three Leinster
Gaelic titles, 56 lbs for height
unlimited run + follow + for
throwing the 71 lbs.
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in 1900. However, his only rival, Con Walsh, threw it 16' 2" at Cove in 1908.
Authentic achievements :~
Throwing for height :-
14' 6 3/4" Carrick-on-Suir 1898.
14' 8 1/2" Enniscorthy 1898.
15' 0 3/4" Enniscorthy 1900.
This became for the time the Irish + World's record in the native style.
Throwing with follow :-
30' 1 1/2" Carrick-on Suir 1898.
32 5" Ballsbridge 1899
This latter is still a record.
Throwing without follow :-
27' 0" Ballsbridge 1898.
27 4 1/2" Ballabridge 1900
In 1895 he won three Leinster
Gaelic titles, 56 lbs for height
unlimited run + follow + for
throwing the 71 lbs.
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2019-06-24 02:40
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of this event when he created the Irish record of 27' 4 1/2" at Ballsbridge July 14th. 1900.
On that same day he contested another big weight event with its world expert, Tom Kiely, in slinging the half hundred unlimited run and follow. Kiely failed to reach his best but although on this occasion was beaten by Mangan (37' 3 1/2") still holds the record of 38' 11" for this the Irish style of throwing.
A contest in slinging the weight over the bar, Irish style, was proposed + he again excelled all his opponents. In his final throw he beat the existing record by throwing it 14' 6 3/4 at which height his record remained until he himself raised it to 15' 0 3/4".
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2019-06-24 02:28
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replied with 29' 10 1/2". Mangan then fell short + Delany fouled his throw. Called for final throw the power of the Leinster man was aroused + he threw it over the unprecedented distance of 30' 1 1/2".
Prodigious as this feat was, Mangans prowess was destined to surpass it almost exactly twelve months later, when he got in the astounding cast of 32' 5" at Ballsbridge Aug 7 1899.
Delany beat him in throwing without follow. The Riverstown man was an expert in this style + his immense height 6' 6", gave him an advantage which he knew how to utilise to the utmost.
As we shall see, however, Mangan also made himself master
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2019-06-24 02:16
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Delany of Riverstown, Hayes of Galbally, Horgan of Banteer
Phelan of Mullinahone + he were in competition - the greatest combination of giants that ever trod a modern art.
In the 12 t. round their respective throws were Phelan (who held the record at 28' 9" ) 27' 6"; Ryan 25' ;
Delany 28' 1 1/2" ; Horgan 26' 8 1/2" ; Mangan 28' 5 1/2"

Ryan + Phelan fell back in the next round + Mangan heaved the massive load 28' 8 1/2" - half an inch short of the record.
Delany threw it 29' 6 1/2" + then Mangan dropped it exactly on the same mark 29' 6 1/2" both beating the worlds previous best.
Mangan + Delany had to throw off for 1st place. The former began with 29' 8 1/2", Delany
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2019-06-24 02:02
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athletic ability has always abounded.
He lived at a period when we possessed an amazing array of strong men. Never again perhaps can such a group be seen as that in which he figured in the Autumn of 1898 in Maurice Davin's famous arena Deer Park, Carrick-On-Suir.
At that select meeting Mangan made one of his best throws + records were shattered at almost every effort in half-a-dozen weight casting + jumping events.
Never were his abilities better demonstrated than on this memorable evening + his performances proved what rivalry could impel him to accomplish. In Slinging the 56 lbs. between the legs without follow, Ryan of Pallas,
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2019-06-24 01:52
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beyond the confines of his native county for competition. Nature had endowed him with tremendous physical powers; but he had no inclination to exploit them.
The fun of a parish contest was sufficient gratification for him at most times - he rarely sought distinction abroad. Had he done so + have been spurred to greater efforts by intensive rivalry it is certain that his feats which were unsurpassed evidence of his prowess, would have vastly improved.
It is safe to say that John Mangan knew not + even distained training + was satisfied to acquit himself with credit without ostentation + this philosophy seems to be characteristic of the manhood of his county where
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2019-06-24 01:49
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came and told the people not to be afraid, so he knelt and prayed. The soldiers threw the oil on the houses, and to light them. But no blaze came. Nothing came only smoke and then quenched again. The soldiers continued throwing the oil till all was spent. Then they went away. After their departure, the priest told the people to go and live in their houses.
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2019-06-24 01:47
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About the time of the evictions, there came a crowd of English soldiers to Dowra. The intentions of these were to plunder and kill the Catholics. One day, they went out to evict some people and burn their houses. They took oil with them to set the houses on fire.
After evicting, they went to burn the houses. But, the priest
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2019-06-24 01:31
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living in it, and only six now. The ruins of their little "[?]" are to be seen yet. In Derrylahan there lived a poor man , his wife and son. The roof of their cabin was full of holes and the rain poured down on them as they lay starving in the corner. In the morning the wife said the man. "I think that you should to some country and live there for a while." The man went to England and got work with a farmer. After a few yeas he got homesick and wished to see his wife and son again. At last when he got some money he decided to come home.
When the reached the cabin he pushed the "torog" aside. The first sight met his eyes was an old woman and an old whiskey man sitting in the corner. The woman shouted out, Thank God, here's your father home. For many years after they lived on the farm.
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2019-06-24 01:19
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As the famine left bad marks after it all over Ireland, it left no less here. It is said that nearly two hundred families left Glan, between dying with hunger and leaving the country by means of it. As the people had nothing to eat only potatoes and buttermilk, when the "blight" came on the potatoes they had nothing to eat at all. This disease was never seen before and it was known how to put an end to it. At the time the potatoes are sown like grain here. During the second year, the people stuck the "growings" of the diseased potatoes in the ground, thinking that they would grow all right for the next year. But this only spread the disease much more. A man living in Derrylahan stuck the "growings" in his garden. It is believed that the disease is in that ground yet.
When the famine was at its worst, the govern-ment gave relief grants to the people. A bag of oatmeal was distributed weekly in [?] and roads were being made. The women went out to break stones, and often when they went home again, they got their children dying with hunger. In December, when ice and snow covered the ground, the women of the district were breaking stones in Carraig-na-grow. After a few days they died on the heap of stones. The heap is to be seen yet and the the bones of the people amid the stones.
In every townland in Glangevlin there was nearly twice as many families living in it before the famine as there are now. In Bunrynflynn there were over sixteen families
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2019-06-24 01:16
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There was a landlord who was invited to have a hunt after game in Finaway. There was a flood of water in the river and it was so high that the tenants had to carry the landlord across. A day before he came the people of Finaway went out and rubbed bacon on the ground so that the dogs would scent it. This set the dogs crazy and they were scenting after the bacon. With the speed they were running, they ran through the river. The landlord could not get across the river after the dogs and one of the tenants had to carry him across and when he was in the middle of the flood he said he could not go any further so that the landlord would give him some money. The landlord said he would free him of a year's rent. The man floundered on another piece and he said that he could not go any further. So the landlord said he would give him a free receipt for the rent if he would carry him across. There was no delay in going across only the man wanted to make money. When the landlord got across he had to go to Castleraham after the dogs.
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2019-06-24 00:28
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bringing fodder to and from the mill when ground. Despite his assiduous endeavours this new diet did not produce the expected results on his stock of pigs. In fact their incessant appealing for something more substantial proved in no uncertain way that the diet was not a success.
This story of the furze mill brings us to an amusing incident which occurred about this time:-
When Henry Leader returned home after his second marriage the occasion was celebrated with much rejoicing. When the pigs heard all the commotion they also commenced squealing. The new bride naturally desired to find out the cause of all this noise being unaccustomed as she was to rural life. Henry Leader not wishing to depreciate his stock informed her that it was the "Butter Exchange Band" discoursing in their honour. The bride hearing this was highly pleased and praised the men for their kind reception. In all good will Mr Leader, rising to the occasion, sent a pound note by one of his men ordering him to give it to the "bandmaster" to drink a toast in honour of the occasion.
Henry Leader died about 55 years ago and is buried in Aghabullogue Graveyard.
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2019-06-24 00:09
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the horizon. These massive pillars look down with haughtiness on a placid vale below. These blocks of masonry will remain for many generations despite the flight of time and people will come in some far distant day and ask how these originated. The answer is given here for the enlightenment of future generations.
There is a story too told about a cow which thought of taking a trip across over these pillars by walking on the trough over them. Having part of the journey across she overbalanced and fell over. When found she appeared to be dead. One of the men commenced to skin the cow, making an incision near the thigh, being called away on some urgent business he was unable to complete the work. On his return he found the cow grazing peacefully on the river's bank.
At one time Henry Leader embarked on a course of experiments in connection with pig-feeding. Needless to say had this idea proved successful it would revolutionise the pig-industry in Ireland and perhaps the world over. The idea was to fatten pigs chiefly on furze. He fed his horses on this and they thrived exceedingly well. Why not pigs? For this purpose he erected a furze mill. This was situated between the junction of the roads at the foot of Kilcolman hill and the river and was propelled by water power. In fact he had a specially constructed cart somewhat like a butt but much wider and over-lapping the wheels on both sides for the purpose of
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2019-06-24 00:02
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Some forts were pagan sanctuaries for instance the fort called Cathair Crobh-Dearg in Gort na gCeann townland in the neighbouring parish of Kilcummin East (in Kerry). Some were Christian churches for instance the fort called Cill Eoghain in Driseán parish.
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2019-06-23 23:47
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both side above. To overcome this difficulty he thought of a plan. He got his men to build some huge pillars in a line across the valley. He thought that by placing a wooden trough across the tops of these pillars he could bring water through a canal from a high part of the river basin and get it to flow along the trough and thus irrigate the land on the other side of the valley.
He succeeded in building over a dozen huge pillars varying from 80 to 100 ft high across the valley. These are of solid stone masonry still standing almost intact. On the top of each of these a recess was made through which a huge wooden trough ran. About midway on these pillars there were more spaces through which another trough was placed, to carry water to land on a lower level. For some years this irrigation scheme succeeded. Then the troughs began to leak in places acting like spring showers on the valley below. After some time the owner abandoned the scheme, the troughs became neglected and crumpled away in the course of time. But time has no effect on the massive pillars. They remain to the present day and will to future generations to remind us of what many call Leader's Folly.
It is indeed a most pleasant walk by the banks of the rocky Dripsey River from Clonmoyle Bridge (about two miles from Coachford). There you will come upon those huge massive pillars which are outlined against a backround of hills and the far-away mountains on
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2019-06-23 23:38
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Another custom was when people were putting in the rick. They would invite all their friends to help them. Any of them that had horses and cars would bring them to draw the hay and any of them that had no horses or cars would come to help to make the rick.
Then a barrel of porter would be got and when the rick would be made they would get their supper and talk around the fire until a crowd would gather. Then at night they would invite some girls and dance and sing and drink porter until morning.
That time porter was only 30 shilling a barrel and when it rose to £5 a barrel the people began to make their own ricks.
This was called the "Harvest Home".

Mrs. E Cullen 50 years
Ballyknocken
Blessington
Co. Wicklow
Eileen Cullen
Ballyknocken
Blessington
Co. Wicklow
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2019-06-23 23:35
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tinneontaí a bhí faoí an treabhadh, do chuir Maoldhún amach dhá capall agus céachta agus rinne sé an treabadh dóibh agus bhí ortha annsin dul agus obair dhó.
Bhí ar na tinneontaidhche na claidhthe a conghbhail déanta agus nuair a shiubhalfhadh an tíghearna thart dá bfheicfeadh sé cloch ar an dtalamh beadh sé ag argóint leo.
Bhí Maoldun go maith dá gcuid tinneontaí. Nuair a bheadh an t-arbhar bailigthe isteach ag na daoine do thúbhradh sé spraoí dóibh ar a dtugtar an 'Harvest Home' air. Deirtear gur as Sasana a tháinig Maoldún mar do chaitheadh sé cotaí móra dearga mar na Sasanaígh.

Bríghid Seoighe, Tomás Seoighe,
Caithrín Liath,
Baile Áth an Ríogh
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2019-06-23 23:28
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Na Tíghearnaí Talmhan
Sé Maoldún an tíghearna talmhan a bhí ins an gceanntar seo. Bhí talamh aige chomh fada siar le abhainn Chláir. Comhnuidhe sé i gCúill Áirne ar feadh ceithre ficheadh bliadhain. Tháinig sé ó Baile Átha Cliath gan fhios ag aoine, shiubhal sé isteach go Chúl Áirne, agus rinne sé teach mór annsin dhó féin.
Sé an caoí a rinne na
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2019-06-23 23:24
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It is safe to say that there is no one in this parish of Coachford who has not heard of Leader's Buildings. Indeed the story attached to these has travelled far beyond the limits of our own parish. First of all before saying anything on this subject it would be well to say a few words on the man who was responsible for the deed which made his name famous.
Henry Leader was an eccentric gentleman who lived about sixty years ago. He resided in his farm at Clonmoyle but he also had another farm near Clondrohid (now Corcorans). He carried on extensive and intensive farming but his eccentricities were no great half towards his success in this department. Even to the present day many relics of his whims are to be found. Some people describe them as his follies. This brings us to the story of one of his most famous works namely Leader's Folly:-
A rivulet flows through his farm near Clonmoyle as his land sloped down to the river there was no means of irrigating the high lands on
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2019-06-23 23:16
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St John's Eve is usually called Bonfire Night. Youngsters light bonfires still but the good old custom is slowly dying out. Here is a description of it fifty years ago by old Matt Farrelly.
The bonfire night you'd see the boys gathering from glen and dale and heading off to Legga Hill. Everyone would bring a glach of brosna and whins with him. Then came bands of girls wearing their white blouses and Sunday best to join in the dance which was soon to follow the bonfire. Last came the ould men and women chatting up the hill. As night fell we lit ours and you'd think the sky was in a blaze with all the bonfires lit in Leitrim and Longford. Then we started to cheer and were answered
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2019-06-23 23:13
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and he took a slug out of the whiskey and that strengthened him. Then the cars stopped & the door burst open & they all burst in on the floor. Then he heard the tapping of a foot coming down to his room and a voice said to him "The master sent me down for you to come up to supper and as the tramp was hungry he went. When he went up to the kitchen it was shining with gold & when they were all seated at the table one of them said who will say grace & an old [beardy ? ] lad said "Who else only the stranger." When the tramp started to say grace they all rushed out & everything that was in the house was swept out also & he could hear all the cars and the vans going away & he could hear all the people screaming but he said nothing only walked down & got into his bed & took a good slug out of the whiskey & went asleep. The next morning the man called for him & he asked him did anything
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2019-06-23 23:03
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happen him & he said nothing happened him & then the tramp went an along the avenue & he met the woman that lived in the gatehouse & she asked. him did he sleep in that house that night & he said he did & she asked him did he tell the man & he said he did not. "Well" says she "If you did you would have got hundreds of pounds from him because you are the first man that ever stopped a night in that house.
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2019-06-23 23:01
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Many years ago there lived a woman all alone. All her relations had died some time previously so she felt very lonesome with nobody to talk to. One day she went to the city to buy provisions. It was a very long journey so it was well after nightfall when she neared her destination. She saw a light and heard great noise as of people talking. As she drew near, all the lights vanished, and not a sound could be heard in the vicinity. As she was going in the door a ghost clad in white garments passed her out. The woman became terrified, so she ran to a neighbour's house and asked leave to sleep there for that night.
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2019-06-23 22:59
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and he took a slug out of the whiskey and that strengthened him. Then the cars stopped & the door burst open & they all burst in on the floor. Then he -=heard the tapping of a foot coming down to his room and a voice said to him "The master sent me down for you to come up to supper and as the tramp was hungry he went. When he went up to the kitchen it was shining with gold & when they were all seated at the table one of them said who will say grace & an old [beardy ? ] lad said "Who else only the stranger." When the tramp started to say grace they all rushed out & everything that was in the house was swept out also & he could hear all the cars and the vans going away & he could hear all the people screaming but he said nothing only walked down & got into his bed & took a good slug out of the whiskey & went asleep. The next morning the man called for him & he asked him did anything
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2019-06-23 22:57
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beings with whom he had been merrymaking.
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2019-06-23 22:56
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There was a certain man coming home from a distant neighbour's house. On his journey homewards he had to pass by a certain liss. As he approached it he saw a beautiful castle in front of him. He became astonished at this strange sight and drew near to survey the building. As he did so he heard singing and dancing inside. At last he found courage to enter where he got a royal welcome. He enjoyed himself during the night, dancing and singing and feasting. At last he fell into a deep sleep and when he woke in the morning, he was lying on a fence nearby. It was only then that he realised that it was no human
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2019-06-23 22:47
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One night two fairies came in to an old man and told him that there was money buried in an old ruin near by. The old man set off, and walked until he came to the ruin. He found a book, from which he read, there is money buried here, but anyone that looks for it, will die of exhaustion, for he can eat no food. The old man said, "This can't be true. He dug a deep hole until he found a box. He ran home, for he had found the money. Next morning he was getting his breakfast. All the bread turned into water, so he had no food. Three weeks after he died of starvation, so the money was of no use to him. What was written in the book was true.
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2019-06-23 22:47
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was a big avenue leading up to it and there was a gatehouse at the end of the avenue and a woman lived in it by herself and she had the keys of the gate and when the tramp came to the gate he called the woman but she would not come to open it because she knew that this big mansion was haunted and she did not like to let him down. Then he went on down the road and got in across the big wall and went to the mansion and he met with the Boss of the house and he opened the door and the two of them went in and lit a light. The Boss put the tramp to bed and told him he would call for him at such & such an hour in the morning & then the boss went away & the tramp slept well that night & he had his own light lighting all the night & had a bottle of whiskey in his waistcoat pocket. Some time in the middle of the night he heard the noise of horses feet & cars coming up to the door
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:41
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minds to sit up and strip her and so they did and dug her grave and when they had had done so they began to cut her fingers to get the rings and when they had her fingers cut to the bone the woman gave a jump and sat up in the coffin and began to talk to them and one of the men ran away with fear but the other man told her about the way she had fallen into the trance and the way the people had buried her. She gave them thousands of pounds as long as they lived every after.
Heard from Mr. Lacey formerly of Cappagh, Rathdrum.
Once upon a time there was a tramp who had no home and one night he went to a man for to get lodgings for the night. He had met with him that day before and he told him that he would give him lodging for the night. This man was rich and he had two houses and one of them was a big mansion and there
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:39
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One night a man was coming home from a neighbours house. He went through a lios to make a shortcut but suddenly he saw a host of people dancing about the fort. He followed them around for about two hours but still he couldn't find a way out. At length he threw himself against the ditch from sheer exhaustion. Suddenly a girl in a blue dress stood beside him. She asked him if he would like to go home. He was so speechless with fright so he could only nod. She led him to a gap which he could not see before and he went safely home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:37
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Once upon a time a woman had five or six golden rings and she fell into a trance and all the people thought that she was dead and so they put her in a coffin and buried her. At the same time there was two thieves and they knew that this woman had been buried and they knew that she had the golden rings an so one night they made up their
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:35
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Heard from Mrs Reilly Rathshannone, Hacketstown aged 79
One time there was two friends who lived together and one of them died. After some time he appeared and told the one that was alive that he was in purgatory and he told him to tell somebody to pay some little thing that he owed and he would go to rest. The other man said that no one would believe him so he caught him by the arm and left the marks of his burnt fingers in his wrist and said "now they will believe you.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:35
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1.
I often climbed the Hill of Ward,
Some thirty years ago.
And sat upon its grassy sward,
And viewed the vales below.
Tom Potterton, Kildalkey.
2.
One fine Sunday evening in the month of May,
To Rathcormac I did stray.
I met Tom Garry on my way,
There is a dance in Hesnans, Tom did say
The've Browne and McDonnell
for the night to play.
Whack fol the diddle o' the dye do day.
Told by Patrick Newman Wood, Kildalkey.
1.
I am lonely to night oh! my sad heart is aching,
To think I must part from my youths happy home.
And long are the green vales at morning are waking.
Far far from the loved ones in Trim I must roam.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:34
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bread. When the man returned and heard the story he was very vexed. He followed the men with a wand and changed them into three big rocks and three little rocks. The rocks remain there to this day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:32
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There was once a man who said that nobody ever left or would leave his house without food or drink. One day he was away from home and three strangers with three dogs came to the house. His wife gave them some drink but she had no food in the house. She told them to wait while she was baking some bread and they did. The three men did not like the appearance of the woman as she was very untidy and they would not eat the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:30
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And Home by Curraghmore.
2.
I went down to John Doran,
To thresh a stack of rye,
A bolt flew out of the engine,
And blinded Johnies eye.
The day I met with accident
The day I went to Pass
cursed, I sacked the man
from the town of Mullingar.
3.
As I was going up Owen Keogans hill,
The steam was going down,
The Engine would not move,
But the wheels was going round,
Up came the Winter Miggin,
In a suit of grey,
He swore he'd drive the engine
Until the month of May.
4.
So he drove it up and down,
Ballivor town.
Smoking a cigar,
And you would think her was the genius
from the town of Mullingar.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:29
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there shaking with fear, his teeth chattering, and his hands trembling. The light shone for what seemed half-an-hour and then vanished. The man then gave way and fainted, but he soon recovered. He ran home as fast as his legs could carry him. When he told the other woodcutters next day they could scarcely believe him. He never stayed out after midnight from that night out.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:26
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There once lived a man who was a woodcutter by trade. He dwelt on the edge of a great forest. One night he went to see his uncle who was ill and he did not return until very early on the following morning. When he was near his home he got a terrible fright. He saw a great red light which made everything as bright as in daylight. He stood
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 22:26
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5
Dannie Mac Mahon .Dromandoora
Story Teller Jermiah Tuohy Faha.
Fighting
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:25
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My name is James Regan,
I am doing the best I can,
I bought a noble engine,
And it pleases every man.
I threshed the country over,
From Ballivor to Donore.
And back by sweet Kildalkey,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:24
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and he three quarted jared.
I have four men with me he said.
The best of loyal sons, and we wont go to Clonmore to night till we capture Dolans guns.
I have four men with me,
When he came to the crossroads,
He shook the road, I hear,
And Farnan swore by the belt he wore,
He nearly died with fear.
When he came to the Captain Yorkes,
He shook the handle-bar,
Old Katie came out and began to shout,
May the devil come and sweep your motor car.
John Kelly stood in the yard that night,
For Kildalkey he was bound.
He was thunder stricken with Lightening,
When he heard the horn sound.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:24
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The stepmother however proved very cruel to the little boy and wished to harm him in some way unknown to his father. One day as the father was on a long journey, the stepmother killed the son. When the father came home she told him that the son had died suddenly. The man, with a broken heart sat by the dead child that night. At midnight a ghost appeared and left a piece of paper on the child's face. The man read the paper and what was on it was "It is the stepmother who who has killed him." Seeing this, he immediately died brokenhearted.
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 22:24
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4
30 th June 1938
Folklore.
Long ago there was a good deal of fighting at fairs.
This faction fighting was worst when the Irish people became divided in the time of the Mc Carthyites and Parnellites.
The weapons they used were blackthorn sticks .And plants were also used and they were put up the chimney to season so that they last along time.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:20
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There is one doctor Dolan,
A story, I will tell,
If you'd only listen,
To me just as I tell.
He has a little farm
His house is lake a Dun,
For to protect his bottles
Sure he keeps his uncle's funeral,
Himself and Old Cosmore.
They drank hand and fist,
In Mack's and Mary's,
Until they'd get no more,
They both went out upon the street,
Said Dolan I'll go home
He went up straight to Clonans,
Where he played up Garry Owen.
Then Old Cosmore turned in to Mat Mack's yard
Where he kept his motor car
There he met Cove Farrelly.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:20
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There once lived a man and woman who had one son, whom they loved with all their hearts. When the child was three years old his mother died, so in order to have some one who would love and care his son, the father married a second time
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 22:19
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A Glorious Day 3-6-1938
The street of Glenties, and the gateways off it, and all vacant spaces by it, were crammed with people and cattle, and carts, and tents, and applestands, and the houses were thronged to the doors, and to the windows, out of which hundreds were leaning to watch the great gay, surging crowed on the street below. The moving and talking, and shouting, and crying of thousands that hid the street; filled my ears with one continuous roar, that for a while owed and daunted me, who had never before heard anything remotely approaching it.
But the seething mass of people who struggled for passage wheresoever they wished to move had a fascination for me, and I was standing in wonder.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:18
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that he was not guilty. She then thought it was the daughter who did it, but she also swore that it was not she who did it. Next day she went to an old wise man and related to him her trouble. The old man said that he would stay by the money himself and he would defend it. That night he slept in the room where the money was, but he remained awake. During the night he saw a woman coming down the room and taking away a few pounds, but the man watched her and took notice of where she hid it. Who should the person be but the woman herself, and it was she who always stole it in a dream. Next day the man went to where he saw her hiding it, and found all the money which was supposed to be stolen.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:16
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A most majestic pile.
Of ancient fame, o'er Dutch or Dane
Set foot upon out Isle
Told by James Simons.
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 22:15
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Altar Linen
Altar Cloth: There must be three cloths on the altar for Holy Mass. The Altar Linen represents the linen in which Our Lord;s Body was wrapped for burial.
Corporal: A piece of linen, about twelve inches square, which the Priest places on the Altar, and upon which the Sacred Vessels rest.
Purificator: A square piece of linen with which the Priest purifies the Chalice and Paten.
Pall: A small square linen envelope, stiffened with cardboard, with which the Priest covers the Chalice during Mass.
Communion Cloth: A linen cloth laid on the Altar rails, out of respect, and for fear of an accident to the Blessed Sacrament.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:13
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There was once a woman who lived with her son and daughter, who possessed great wealth. Every morning when she counted it there was always a few pounds missing. This went on for some time until at last the woman became suspicious, thinking it was the son who stole it. She brought him to court, but he swore
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:13
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After the match would be made by the match maker the woman's people would go to visit the mans house to see it and see how much grass he had and how many cattle it would feed and how many cows he had and so on.
The Bride would pay some of her fortune at the wedding, and the rest maybe the next year.
When they would be married the brides chest (that was what the trunk was called) would come in a few days, full of bed linen which she made herself the year before the marriage. The woman would be said to be a bad housekeeper if she hadn't that chest full.
There would be no special presents
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 22:12
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A Fair Day 5-7-'38
It is a fair day in Ballinasloe, I have being here for the last two hours it is ten o'clock now. Today we have the great cattle fair of the year. The streets are thronged with people. The drivers are rushing here and there through the streets.
The cattle are lowing, the sheep are bleating, the horses are whinning, and the pigs are screeching, and the bonhams squealing and the crying of the drovers, which is a babel of noise.
I see farmers in charge of their cattle in the green, and the have a very busy time for fear the would mix with the other cattle. I see buyers walking about from one group of cattle to other trying to buy them. He has a small box of red paint and when he buys them he puts a mark on them with the paint,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:11
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told him not to worry the sheep were all right. She told him to come fasting next morning & she directed him the way, after a while the fog lifted & he reached home. When he was churning milk with his wife next morning she gave him a bit of butter made into a pill she said it would not break his fast, but when he went to the rath the lady flew at him & told him he had broke his word & she said she was enchanted in the rath for thousands of years and he was the first that spoke to her & gave her the chance of freedom & then she disappeared the fog lifted and he found himself standing outside the rath.
One time a man removed two big stones that were at the entrance of the rath & cut down all the bushes & he was got dead there next morning. The people who have raths on their land never touch a bush on the ditch.
Back from the Dead
Told by Jas Byrne Knockanooker
One time a friend of a workman who worked at Joneses died & this workman used to see him appearing to him nearly every
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:09
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daughter married.
The bride and groom should not visit the brides parents home for a month after marriage. Then they have the months visit and generally invite their friends and have a party.
Rita Dargan got this account from her mother Mrs. Dargan, a native of Clare.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:07
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Local Marriage Custom's
Eithne Conway got this from her mother Mrs. Conway.
Many people get married at Shrove, as they cannot marry during lent.
People don't get get married in May
Wednesday is a lucky day to get married: an old rhyme says:
Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
and Saturday no luck at all.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:07
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The bride keeps the silver and spends the gold. But if it is the ring instead of gold she keeps it.
Match-Making
The man that would be going to marry the girl would buy a bottle of whiskey and bring it to the girls house. The match-maker would go with him. They would give it to the people of the house to drink. It is done in some places yet.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:07
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the stones used in this wall were taken to build walls around each of the farms.
Nothing strange happened as they took the stones as they thought would.
One night as one of those men who used the stones passed the road he saw a light, and a man walked along the road in front of him in such a way that he could not pass. He stopped his way for about a quarter of an hour and then went out of sight as a great gust of wind swept past Some of the other men who used the stones hat the same adventure
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 22:06
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Local Place Names
From Essie Keogh
Part of our land is in the townland of Coolronan and the rest of it is in the Townland of Carranstown. The names of some of our fields in Coolronan are:
1. The Barrack Field
2. The Raspberry Field
3. The Long Field
4. The Bog Field
The Barrack Field: It is called the Barrack Field because it was opposite the barrack long ago.
The Raspberry Field: IT is called the Raspberry Field because there are raspberries growing in it.
The Long Field: It is called the Long Field because it is very long and narrow.
The Bog Field: It is called the "Bog Field" because it is bog ground that is in it.
The clay in it is brown coloured.
The field in the townland of Carronstown are:
1. The Castle and
2. The Bottoms
The Castle: It is called the Castle because it is said that there was a Castle there long ago. There is a Little Hill in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:59
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Lost Sheep
One time there was a young man after getting married. Some sheep of his strayed away & he got an account of them being on a hill somewhere. So he got up early next morning & broke his fast with bread & milk and started off. It was said there was a rath on the hill & it was covered in with white thorn. He wasent long on the hill when a heavy fog fell, but he kept travelling till he got tired. He didn't know where he was or how he would get off the hill. At last he discovered a lovely place covered over with trees. He could not remember having seen it before so he thought surely he was a long ways out of his way. When he was approaching it a lovely girl made her appearance at the entrance of it he asked her did he see any sheep anywhere and she
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:52
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Long ago there was a farm of 365 acres in Scregg which belonged to a Protestant family, Potts which has since been divided. In the centre of this farm there was a tree which was surrounded by a great wall. This wall reached up to the top of the tree and was known as "the Monument" as it was known to be erected to the memory of some one. In the "the monument every night about 12 o'clock a light appeared and burned there for a few hours. It was said by the people around that the devil sat there every night from 12 o'clock but as the first cock crew at 3 o'clock he disappeared.
When this farm was divided
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:51
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Laurence Whelan again.
There used be another big cat fight at Quigleys. One night [Led?] Quigley was listening to them in the middle of the night one cat cried out "Don't kill my son Kate Collins' cat."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:43
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There used always be a cat fight at the back of Tompkins. They used to come from all over the country with bows around their necks & you'd think they were talking to one another. This morning when the people got up there was a whole lot of grand cats killed. I remember one cat fight myself & there was a whole lot of cats killed at it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:42
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One night Pat Neill of the bog was coming through Sandyford & he could hear all the cats meowing and roaring & he had a great big black cat at home & when he went home he was telling people all about the cats and the cat was sitting by the fire & when he had told about all the other cats the cat shook herself & ran up the chimney & she never was seen anymore.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:41
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One night Pat Neill of the bog was coming through Sandyford & he could hear all the cats meowing and roaring & he had a great big black cat at home & when he went home he was telling people all about the cats and the cat was sitting by the fire & when he had told about all the other cats the cat shook herself & ran up the chimney & she never was seen anymore.
Wm. Blake Rathnagrew
There used always be a cat fight at the back of Tompkins. They used to come from all over the country with bows around their necks & you'd think they were talking to one another. This morning when the people got up there was a whole lot of grand cats killed. I remember one cat fight myself & there was a whole lot of cats killed at it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:33
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whiskey & drank it. When he came back out Billy appeared to him again & Billy said "you weren't able to speak to me until you got the whiskey" & the man asked him what state was he in & he opened his coat & it was all in balls of fire inside & Billy told him if he'd pay a debt for him he'd get him out of Purgatory. The man had only one cow & he went off the next day & sold the cow & paid the debt & Billy was never seen after.
Heard from Garret Kelly Knockanooker
Powerful King.
There was one time there was a king and no one was able to fight him. Every day he used to come out & shout at the other army was there anyone able to fight him & they were all afraid to go near him & after etc.etc. This turns out to be the ordinary David and Goliath Story of the Bible.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:32
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whiskey & drank it. When he came back out Billy appeared to him again & Billy said "you weren't able to speak to me until you got the whiskey" & the man asked him what state was he in & he opened his coat & it was all in balls of fire inside & Billy told him if he'd pay a debt for him he'd get him out of Purgatory. The man had only one cow & he went off the next day & sold the cow & paid the debt & Billy was never seen after.
Heard from Garret Kelly [Knockan..]
Powerful King.
There was one time there was a king and no one was able to fight him. Every day he used to come out & shout at the other army was there anyone able to fight him & they were all afraid to go near him & after etc.etc. This turns out to be the ordinary David and Goliath Story of the Bible.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:22
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Billy Byrne appeared back to a man after he been hung & the man wasn't able to speak to him. Billy disappeared again & the man then went into a house and got a glass of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:20
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One time a man had a bet with another man that he'd put people in a [? ?] and he got seven straws & went to seven houses & at every house he gave a straw to each one and he told them that if they did not give seven straws to seven more houses that a sickness would come. Then the people were going around all night bumping into each other with their straws.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 21:19
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Faithful departed so he kept shouting that along the road. Then he met two men hanging a dog and they heard him say "Lord have marcy on all the should of the faithful depd. They kicked him around the road & told him to go home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 20:56
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Heard from Hugh Higgins aged 46 Farmer Ardnaboy who heard it from his mother.
A boy and his mother lived together in a house. She was sending him to the shop one day for eyes livers & lights but he couldn't think of it so she said keep shouting it all the way along the road. He met a man vomiting in the ditch & the man thought he said "That you may throw up your eyes liver and lights" & he told him to say instead "Whats down may it never come up" & then he met two men sowing oats & they got out on the road when they heard him & they kicked him & told him to say "As much as we have this year may we have twice as much next year" so he went on shouting this & he met a funeral & he said "as much as we have this year that we may have twice as much next year". They kiced him around the road & told him to say Lord have mercy on all the souls of the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 20:45
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the hip a tore the hip out of her. When she seen she was over taking by the hounds she turned into a women.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 20:16
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Late one night two men were coming home from a fair. They were on horseback. They were in great haste and in order to shorten the way to their they made a shortcut through a thick wood. No sooner were they in the wood than the horses began to tremble. Then they stopped dead and would not go another inch. The younger man began to beat them but the older said "Stop that; let us see what made them shiver." One of them looked up and what should he see but a horrible figure up on a tree its arms writhing. The man who saw it fell in a faint. The other got his Rosary and blessed himself with it. The thing immediately disappeared.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 20:10
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shot there and another man was found lying dead by the roadside. On another night a man was coming home from a fair and as he was late his relations began to get anxious about him. Just then they heard a noise in the yard and on looking out they saw a man on horse-back. The man tapped at the window with his whip and this alarmed the people of the house. They set out to look for the man who was coming from the fair and they found him dead on the road.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 20:07
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There was once a man who committed suicide by hanging himself from an oak tree. When the body was found on the tree the people cursed the place and many people who passed the place died or were killed there. One night a man was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 20:04
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"Well, if you do not believe me, go up to the tree," said the younger. The brother obeyed. He went up to the tree but stepped back almost at once with an awful look on his face. Then he fell to the ground unconscious. The object, which was the Devil, rushed towards the younger brother, but he blessed himself. The Devil gave a frightful roar and then disappeared. The younger brother rushed to the nearest house and roused the people in it. They went to where the man was lying and carried him to his home. There was a horrible mark on his neck. He never recovered fully from the wound and died a few years after as the result of it, to the bitter grief of his brother and his friends. It was the Devil's left horn that gave him the terrible wound.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 19:58
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Once upon a time there lived two brothers who used always stay out late at night. One night, later than usual, they were coming home from a circus. As they were passing a tall oak tree which grew on a very lonely stretch of road the younger brother saw a huge, dark figure with horns, hooves, and a tail. The younger brother asked the elder what was the object, at the same time trembling with fear. "What object," said the man looking around him. "The object standing at that tree," said the younger brother. The man took a step nearer to the tree but still could see nothing. "You are only fooling me," said the elder man.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 19:53
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Once upon a time a man was coming home from a pub. The night was very dark and there was a fog in it. He heard something coming along the road after him. It was making terrible noise and there was a chain rattling. When it drew near the man the man started running. He did not run far when he fell and he started to shout for help. It was only a fox hound and a kettle tied to his tail. The man stayed alongside the roadside that night.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:52
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In September 1905, Patick O'Neills house at Glenidan was burned to the ground. The chimney caught fire first & gradually the flames spread.
About 45 years ago there was a man killed by a fall off a horse at Plunketts boreen near the school at Glenidan. He was only seen on Saturday evening riding the horse & next morning. When the people were going to first Mass they found him dead opposite the boreen at the big stone & the horse was standing beside him.
About 65 years ago, a man named Hoy was drowned in Lough Lene. He was a herd in Windtown. He was crossing in a boat from the Collinstown side of the lake on his way to Windtown. He was accompanied by two other men named Joseph Francis & James Reilly. It was night time & he accidentally fell out of the boat. When found he had a match in one hand & a pipe in the other as if he was in the act of lighting his pipe when drowned. The banshee cried from the time he was drowned till his funeral near Killallon graveyard. About 44 years ago there was a very severe spell of frost & snow which has not been witnessed ever since. There was tow men coming from the fair in Oldcastle.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:46
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was the teacher. The pupils used to write with quills & slates.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:45
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5. There was a hedge-school between Kells & Nobber. Master O'Reilly taught there. There were 100 pupils going to it. Each pupil paid a guinea a year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:41
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hang them up to dry. When dry, they dipped them into grease and then they were ready for use.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:38
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Long ago it was the custom to get married on Shrove Tuesday. They would have a feast all day and get married about seven o'clock in the evening. They went on horseback when the journey was long. The bride wore a plaid shawl which covered her head and a red petticoat down to her ankles.
Some people used to go to the blacksmith to marry them. He would give the anvil three tips of the hammer and they would be married.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:20
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always get married in the morning. Sometimes they used to have no ring at all but the key of the door which would be given to the bride.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:19
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People named Cahill that live beside us, have a cradle. It is made of wood
It is a very old one noe They got the lend of it when the first child was born, as some say it is very lucky to borrow a cradle when the first is born. There are rockers on the bottom of the cradle on each side.
They have a horse shoe nailed to the head of the cradle, to bring good luck to the child.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:12
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We have a settlebed at home It is made of wood. And it is painted red. There is a big broad board on the top of it. It is used for holding polish, and brushes, and soap, and many other things Sometimes we sit on it . It is at the back wall beside the table. It is not very old yet My two brothers sleep in it at night. It is very useful.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 18:08
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There are two sugan chairs in Thomas Mac Mahon’s house of Petersville.
There were three in it at first, but one of them was broken
The two of them are different
One of them is a folding chair with a sugan in the back of it. There is a sugan in the bottom of the other one.
They are an out 60 years of age.
My great grandmother bought them on the street of Bailieboro.
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 18:06
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Story 13 February 1938
Told by Beth McKeague
There is a woman who lives beside us, and whose name is Cassie Doherty. One day, she picked bluebells in a fairy hill, and she broke some of the stalks. She went to bed that night, but in the morning there was not any hair on here head. Its grew again, but it was never the same colour afterwards.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:58
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Long ago when there was a big house in Hampstead there lived a man and his wife in the house. One day a rat came in and sat beside the fire and they were afraid to put him out.
After some time he opened the door and went out. Another night there was a dance in the same house and a motor car came in one door and out the other door In the car there was a man who owned the house one time and was dead.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:39
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greatly rejoiced with what they had for themselves.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:39
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He started to think what was best to do, but he thought if he told anyone that they would play a trick on him, and deprive him of his fortune. At last he strolled across the fields to where men were just beginning their work. He breathlessly revealed the whole story. They at once went to where the flag was lying, and the three men set to work but all in vain. The poor man was very troubled to know what could be the meaning of his dream.
The next day he came to the same place. When they were close to the stone they saw an old man sitting on it who tole them that he owed a small amount of money in two different places. Then lifting up a small stone he disappeared. Under it was a jar full of money. Peter was sorry to have told his neighbours, but they did as they were commanded, and they were
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:34
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Once upon a time Peter Slattery lived in Grange. He had as he often told a great dream, but he would not relate it to anyone, fearing that they might find his luck. This was not enough, until he dreamt the same story on the third succeeding night.
On the third morning he arose very early and finding the place where he dreamt the money was, there was a large flag and knowing by no means he would not even stir it without some aid or another. If I had only a pickaxe he thought to himself. All he could do was return to his house and get something that would raise the flag. He stole into his yard and noiselessly bringing with him the crowbar and axe. When he reached the spot again he was tired, carring the tools, and he sat down to rest. With all his strength he tried to remove the stone but failed. Sitting down again
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:29
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further, they looked around and saw another piece of her dress on a hawthorn bush. This was their guide until they came about ten yards of the old fort. They saw her lying on the ground unconscious, and they brought her home. After three days she revived, and spoke those few lines :-
"For everything spoken
Or acted untrue;
For promises broken
And broken anew;"
She lived for two unhappy years. It is said that the fairies brought her to the fort in revenge for breakin her promise. When she died, it is said that she was seen and heard [?]round lamenting and sobbing around her house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:24
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One time there lived in Shangarry a woman named Ann Maloney. She got married twice, before her first husband died he told her not to get married again. Time went on and at last she married the man that was working for the. As usual she went often to the town of Loughrea. This evening it was rather late, and as they were coming up the Shangarry road she was taken suddenly of her seat, and was swept east through the bog and on and on until she was quite near an old fort, that is still to be seen in Shangarry. Nobody went to search for her the first night, as she herself was very energetic and courageous . Not returning they started off through the bog and found pieces of her cloths attached to the top of the yellow furzes that were then in bloom. Very doubtful to go any
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 17:20
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592(F) (11)
Drumandoora N S
Chriss Brody V1Class

8 pages
Caher ,Feakle ,Co. Clare.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:19
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There was a protestant man living one mile from the village of Shangarry. His name was Patrick Kenny Nobody liked him, because he was a very mean man. On his farm, there was a blessed well, and it was called Chickens well. He hated for anyone to bring water out of it, or to be praying there. One day he compelled to close the well, and filled it up with stones. There was a beautiful ash tree near the well, and all the water left the well, and went up in the trunk of that tree, so that not a drop remained. The following day the man got very bad, and was not able to walk or stir. Then he begged the people to open it again, and they did, but the water remained in the tree. The man died very shortly after that.
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 17:17
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37 country.
The rabbit is very destructive to the crops and present the grovenment is paying a bounty on their skins for the purpose of getting rid of them.
The hare is most harmful all and makes good sport for the hounds its flesh is of little use but the broth is very good.
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 17:14
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36
24th March 1938.
Folklore .
Wild animals are not as plentiful now as what they were some time ago.
The commonest wild animals in this district at present are the bager ,the fox ,the deer the rabbit and the hare.
Those animals are not very harmful on the whole but still they do damage enough.
The badger and fox kill fowl ,young lambs and kids but they make good sport for the huntsman and beagles.
Very seldom the deer is to be seen in this part of the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:08
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airs of different music. She was a grown up woman then with no toes, and it is said that she danced them off with the fairies.
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 17:08
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35
in Flagmount 2 miles distant.
Terror of it still lives in the minds of those who witnessed it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 17:07
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Mary Carlon lived with her parents in a place called Powerliska. It is in the Parish of Dunary. This story is told down since the time of our forefathers. In those days it is said that the fairies brought a lot of people. However this little girl was taken from her parents, and no one could ever trace where she went too. Nor even herself could not relate what had become of her in all those years. She only knew that she was in a beautiful place dancing and listening to lovely
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 17:06
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34
22nd March 1938
Folklore.
About 35 years ago there was a terrible storm in the month of February which lasted for 24 hours.
During that period many houses were left roofless and stacks of corn and cocks of hay were knocked.
A house in this locality had been newly thatched and all one side of ot was lowed to the ground and had to newly fixed again.
It is supposed that some car was swept from this side of the parish and landed over
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 17:00
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7th April 1938
Folklore
Long ago when the old people were measuring any kind of crops such as potatoes, turnips,mangolds wheat they uses an as and baskets for measuring potatoes a basaketfull was counted as one cwt-weight and four big bucketfulls filled a basket.
And a creel weighed a ton .When measuring milk or water long ago the old people said a cupfull was a halfpint and two cupfulls one pint.When the people made coats of their own long
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 16:54
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side Kinsale, the old town they knew was Bandon, where they sold twigs for basket making. They might have attended political meetings for they hated England, landlords and castle catholics. So they spent their lives up to the years when they became too old to work on the Rock" among the neighbours and neighbour's children.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 16:52
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Like most of the farming class of the time this was how they spent their few hours of leisure after slaving from dawn to dark, recounting again and again the same old stories, as for instance, that such and such an apple tree was brought from Compass Hill by their grandfathers, or that it was from their gardens the Abby was bombarded by "Cromwell the ruffian not judging him". They knew nothing of concerts or circuses, and as for excursions to places out-
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 16:43
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 16:43
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The people used not be very rich long ago. They used to swop a lot those times. The rich people used to give tea and sugar and other things in payments for a days work.
Sometimes travellers who used to be selling along the roads used to stand near where there would be a meeting and the people used to buy all their goods from them.
It is said that on one occasion near a chapel in Dooras a women set up a tent on a Saturday evening to be selling on Sunday. During the night a tinker passed and went into the tent. When the woman came with the things for selling she found the tinker snoring. She was afraid to waken him so she had to go home again without selling anything. She said she would only make all the tinker had in his pocket, and he had only 3d.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 16:43
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Many years ago there was a man who went to a funeral, which took place to the Carmelite Abbey Kinsale. While he was standing at the grave side waiiting for the coffin to be lowered into the grave, he saw skulls and bones in the earth. One of the skulls rolled over near his feet and with disrespect kicked it into the grave. When the funeral was over, the man returned home. That night he went to bed and about 12 o clock the skull rolled into the man's bed - room, it had light coming from the eyes. This happened three nights and the man got bad and died shortly after
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 16:40
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The people used not be very rich long ago. They used to swop a lot those times. The rich people used to give tea and sugar and other things in payments for a days work.
Sometimes travellers who used to be selling along the roads used to stand near where there would be a meeting and the people used to buy all their goods from them.
It is said that on one occasion near a chapel in Dooras a women set up a tent on a Saturday evening to be selling on Sunday. During the night a tinker passed and went into the tent. When the woman came with the things for selling she found the tinker snoring. She was afraid to waken him so she had to go home again without selling anything. She said she would only make all the tinker had in his pocket, and he had only 3d.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 14:26
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There was a man who lived a few miles away from us who was a great cow Doctor, and also the Delaney's of Feerigh who were famous "bone Setters and their was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 14:23
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One poor crippled and innocent creature used to be wheeled in a barrow from one neighbour's house to another and there was always a "cead- mile-failte" before her others would be around selling wares and those would be sure to have all the news of the country for miles around.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 14:20
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was near us. Her Aunt showed her where the Stations were in the church.
A that time a lot of poor people would be seeking alms around the country and most of the people would give them a nights lodging.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 14:18
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On certain feasts my mother would make the round of Stations of the Cross in the ruins of a church that
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 14:18
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On St Patrick's Day we would all have Patrick's Crosses and my father would blacken a sally rod and mark the Sign of the Cross on our shoulders with it on.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 14:17
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When the potatoes were all dug and in the pits we would have what was called "A grating night". A Michael-mas goose, would be killed and selected potatoes would be grated in the raw state then squeezed and baked on a griddle. Starch would also be made from potatoes on May Day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 14:13
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great diggers and spoke mostly Irish. The old people around here have many old Irish words got from the diggers.
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 14:01
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On Hallow Eve people had great feasting. They used to have boiled boxty that is little cakes made four or 6 inches in width, and two inches deep. These would be eaten hot with sugar and butter. They also had nuts they gathered in the woods, and apples they stole or bought in the market. Many games were played such as diving, hanging up apples to catch them in your mouth without touching them with the hand. These customs are still here the only difference been that currant cake and fancy bread is added to the boxty. A very old woman told me that it would not be right to let Hallow Eve pass without boxty, and no one ever does in this district.
Games at Hallow Eve
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The young people used to each gather nine grains of wheat. Each would leave eight down on the ground, and keep the 9th to be put in her stocking under her pillow with these words:- {said when sowing the eight}
''Hard grain I sow you
True love to know you
Black or white appear to me this night
In the way that I will know you.''
He or She then dreams of the one God has left out for her or him to marry.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 09:37
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Bhí Séipéal in Cillcateirine fadó agus do dineadh é in aon oidhche amháin mar san am san bhí alán Protostúnaig timcheall na háite sin agus bhí alán Séipéil acu agus ní leigeadh síad do na Catlaide aon Séipéil a dhéanamh agus sin é an fá gur dheineadar an Séipéal san oidhche.
Bhí an sean séipéal déanta i dtalamh Phadraig Uí hUrdail ar an dtaobh theas den bóthar agus an ainm a tugtaí ar an bothair sin anois ná Seana-Shéipéil.

Fúair Máire Ní Shéaghda an sgéal so o'n a áthair Pádruig Ó Shéaghdha, Leithead.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 09:29
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Bí fear ann fadó agus do connaich se girrfhiadh ag teacht amach as na mianaig i mBéara tráthnóna amháin. An madain na diag sin an cead fear a chuaidh isteach na mianaig do fuair sé bás. Agus deirtear gur girrfhiadh Bandraoí aba í.

Fuair Tomás Ó hUrdail an sgéal seo ó Seóirse Ó hUrdail Clonee
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 09:21
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Jim Foley says 'twas a bream Our Lord caught at the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Every bream caught since has the mark of one thumb on one side and of four fingers on the other.

Seán Ó Súilleabháin
(see op. page)
duine anaithnid
2019-06-23 04:55
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bacon, money and clothes. The people often give them flour or milk or bacon or clothes and some people give them nothing at all.
The travelling folk are poor and they do not wear very good clothes. We see the children going about bare-footed in the winter -time. Some times they come in pairs to our houses, or just one person and often a band of them come together.
Some of the travelling folk have a great deal of donkeys and ponies. A great deal of the travelling folk come to our houses in spring and at the beginning of summer. They go to fairs also.
There is a large fair held in Ballymagovern about half a mile from my school twice each year on the twenty third of November. We see plenty of the travelling folk there begging for alms and they go to most of the fairs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-06-23 04:21
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Only three holy wells are in the locality.
They are: Saint Briget's; Saint Senan's and Saint Martin's.
Saint Senan's well is situated in Killiane about three miles from the school. It is owned by Mr. Cullen of Killiane, Drinagh.
The field it is in is known as the Common's field. The well is about two feet square and is fenced around with bushes. It has a healing property which is a cure for sore eyes. About two years ago a woman who was blind washed her eyes with its waters and was cured the next morning.
About one hundred yards from the well the ruins of a church is standing. This also is dedicated to Saint Senan. Four walls remain. Inside the church is a tomb. A plaque on this tomb is dated 1807. The only writing which is decipherable on it is: Eliz