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When the clouds are going against the sun it is a sign of good weather.
When the sun does down red in the west it is a sign that the following day will be fine.
When the soot falls it is a sign of bad weather.
When the kettle shows red, it is a sign of bad weather.
When the wind whistles through the key hole it is the sign of bad weather
A rainbow in the morning is the sign of a coming storm.
When the seagulls come inland is the sign of a coming storm.
When the swallows fly low it is a sign of bad weather.
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Question. What smells most when you go into a chemist shop?
Answer. Your nose.
Q. Once in a minute, twice in a moment but never in a thousand years.
A. The letter m.
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make it lighter?
A. Holes.
Q. Fire under and fire over and still never touches it?
A. A cake in an oven.
Q. Twenty white horses standing in a stall up comes a red one and licked them all?
A. Your teeth and tongue.
Q. As round as an apple as flat as a pan half of a woman and the whole of a man?
A. A penny.
Q. Why does a hen pick the pot?
A. Because she cannot lick it.
Q. In a room where you would not get a spoonful?
A. Smoke.
Q. What is this that is all holes and can yet hold water?
A. A sponge.
Q. Two long legs and no tighe a big head and no eye? Answer A tonges.
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2020-06-01 16:42
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There is no story of a religious nature to be found locally. The teacher happens to have personal knowledge of the following, and can vouch for the facts. About
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2020-06-01 16:33
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Q. Sixteen legs, and can't walk?
A. Eight pairs of trousers.
Q. Black and white and read all over?
A. A news paper.
Q. Why does a cobblers shop resemble hell?
A. Because it is full of bad soles.
Q. What is the difference between a Teacher and an engine-driver?
A. One minds the train and the other trains the mind.
Q. Long thing legless, comes to the door footless. Saying woman within keep in your hen as for your dog I care not a pin?
A. A worm.
Q. As round as an apple as plump as a pale it never cries out until it is caught by the tail?
A. A bell.
Q. What can you fill a bag with that will
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2020-06-01 16:26
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that she liked and when she'd get a man that suited her she'd tell him the secret. Well at last a man came that she liked and she told him that if the the bargain pleased him that the man that pleased her father would have herself the Kingdom and he said he'd be delighted if he was worthy. She told him what her father wanted was a small bed _ a clear floor, + that he'd be out at 10 oclock. Well he came out at 10 oclock + the fellow was flailing away at two sheaves only + he had the barn floor swept up as clean as a whistle and not a waste grain on it.
The King was so pleased that he gave him his daughter + his Kingdom + they lived happy ever after.
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2020-06-01 16:25
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Question. Spell broken down ditches in three letters?
Answer. Gap.
Q. Headed like a thimble, tailed like a rat you may guess forever but you'll never guess that?
A. A pipe.
Q. Use me well and I am everybody. Scratch my back and I am nobody?
A. Looking glass.
Q. What is everybody doing at the same time?
A. Growing old.
Q.When was beef the highest it ever had been?
A. When the cow jumped over the moon.
Q. What is full and can yet hold more?
A. A pot full of potatoes.
Q. What has no wings, but can fly?
A. Dust.
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2020-06-01 16:23
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The King's Daughter.
Told by Tho. Tallon (see page 68).
"It was Micky Reilly of the Bog that told it to me"
"Once upon a time there was a King + he had a dominion + the only heir he had for his Kingdom was one daughter. He was in very poor circumstances and was only able to keep one workman. The workman;s principal work all during the winter was threshing corn in a barn with a flail. The King was an aged man+ he used to get up very early in the morning but when he had his breakfast ate he used to come out every morning after 10 o clock and he sacked a man every morning of his life when he came out after 10 oclock. He made a promise to the daughter to that whoever would please him in the threshing would have his daughter + his kingdom.
The daughter alone knew what would please him in the threshing and she held the secret till the man would come
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2020-06-01 16:18
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spring for Ballyshane Hill when the giant got mad at Finn escaping from him + he caught the big stone and he flung it after Finn. Finn was just landing on Ballyshane hill when he looked back and saw the big rock coming after him in the air. He had just time to make a fourth jump when the stone landed with an awful sound at the very spot that Finn had left and it is there to the present day."
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2020-06-01 16:17
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week one of these people was dead. It is said to have been the sign of a death.
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2020-06-01 16:16
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There is a very ancient story told and believed by the people of this locality. It is said that once upon a time in the town of Castletown Cooley a very strange happening took place.
A few of the villagers were on their way home from a walk which was held in a house about a mile distant from their locality. There is a hill known as the Limehill hill which they had to pass and it is still supposed to be haunted by some spirit or others.
As they approached this spot they saw some very strange figure on the hill. A sudden fear came over them as they halted to examine the apparition. It suddenly disappeared as they again went on their journey. When they were about twenty yards from the Limehill the figure again appeared carrying a coffin. They were seized with a sudden fear and they turned back again. A manly man in the crowd looked round to see was it really visible and as there was no sign or trace of it he turned and went home. The following
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2020-06-01 16:16
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Irish Folklore.
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Killahookawn Stone.
Killahookawn stone is a huge rock between the townslands of Ballyshane and Killalongford + between the counties of Wicklow + Carlow. There are many local traditions as to how such an enormous granite block should be standing by itself in such a position.
1). This account of it was got from Mrs. McDonald Clonmore in 1929 - aged 73. She heard it from the 'old people'. "The stone stood first over beside the cromlech up Tombinstown. Dinn McCool used to be hunting around that place often and one time when he was hurting he was attacked by an awful big giants and the giant beat Finn in the battle. Finn tried to escape and in his first jump he landed at Knockballystone near where the old thatched church was built after. In his second jump he landed at Crecrin near where the graveyard is now. He was making his third
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every animal bought, to owner of the green. When they buy animals they mark them with red on the lug they also cut the hair or throw mud on them. When the animal is bought the person who sells it gives a luck penny and spit on it for luck.
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2020-06-01 16:11
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Fairs are mostly always held in big towns. But sometimes small fairs are held in villages. In some place the fairs are held on the streets but in other places they are held on the fair green. There were a lot of fairs held in the olden times which are no longer held. There were fairs in Four Roads and Brideswell long ago but there are no fairs held there now because they were not attended well enough In some places the people have to pay sixpence for
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2020-06-01 16:06
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Patrick's day and the men usually celebrate this day by drinking plenty of porter and they call it ''drowning the shamrock''.
On shrove Tuesday the people make pancakes and on Ash nsday the people go to the chaples to get holy ashes on their foreheads.
On Easter Sunday morning the people have old custom of eating a lot of eggs. On St John's Eve the people light a bonfire and they dance around it.
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2020-06-01 16:05
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some one could be seen stealing out of the sand pit with saucepans and cars of poteen. Before evening they were all intoxicated It was a good job that the guager + his party did not come on the raid because they would surely have spotted the people going + coming to the sandpit.
On another occasion when Johnny Redmond was running off a batch of his his left a youngster to watch the still. The boy was drowsy from being so long watching + fell asleep so that the whole thing ran over. When Johnny returned he had the misfortune to see all his fine liquor in the dung pit and the pigs after drinking it fighting and tearing one another as if they were mad.
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informers and everyone shunned them so that in the end they had to leave the locality.
Still it did occur. One Sunday morning before Jimmy the Brewer was up the guagers and soldiers from Carlow made a seizure of all his distilling utensils, spilled all his poteen, smashed his tubs and pots and in a few hours left poor Jimmy a beggar. His son Tom the Brewer however, succeeded in escaping up the hill with the worm and head of the still and this saved the townsland from a fine.
Another time word was got that the guager soldiers were coming on another raid. A crowd of neighbours gathered and removed everything connected with distilling to a sand pit called the 'madmans hole" for safety. It became known around the place where the stuff was hidden so that there was scarcely a moment the next day but
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2020-06-01 15:58
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There are a lot of old customs for the different feasts.
On Christmas the people have great feasting. On saint Stephen's day a lot of boys dress up and go from house singing and dancing and the people dive them money. On the twelvth night after Christmas the people put lighted candles on the windows and some people make rush candles and light them on that night.
It is an old custom among the catholics of Ireland to war the shamrock on St
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The men in those days strolled over to Jimmy the Brewers to have a sup just as they would go now to a public house. On a fine Summer evening on Sunday they stretched on the side of the hill over the house - dozens of them - with plenty poteen before them without any fear of being detected There were no police those days hunting around for private stills and the gauger never looked after such things except upon information. Besides, whoever informed should accompany the King's troops and lay their hands on the spot where the still was hidden Very few could be got to do this as the three who owned the stills were very popular with the people around. Another thing was that there was a fine leveled on the townsland where the head of the still was found. Besides if there were any people bad-inclined enough to inform they were afraid to do so, because they were down then pointed out and
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2020-06-01 15:55
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put a curtain around it.
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The people had no chimneys or windows. They had a hole in the roof for the chimney and the house was very smoky.
They had a hole in wall for a window and they used to stuff it at night.
They had no lamps like w have nowdays. They used to pull rushes and peel them and they then dried and steeped in tallow. The rushes were used as we use candles.
Those houses were so small that they had to put a bed in a corner and
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2020-06-01 15:54
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At Assbridge is the only place that people remember of fairs being held in this district in former times. In the year eighteen hundred and fifty-eight at a fair held in Assbridge a clan-fight arose, and a clann named Munnellys won the fight, and from that day to this the name "Munnelly's Hill" has been the name given to the hill.
Nowadays the fairs are held in the towns of Newport, Westport, and Castlebar. The biggest fairs held in Westport are those held on November Day, and New Year's Day. The
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Told by James Byrne (see Page 10, 134 + 135)
Private Stills + Poteen.
About ninety years ago there were no less than three private stills at work together and all in the same townsland of Killalongford. Jimmy Byrne was the most famous of the three and was nicknamed the 'Brewer'. To this day the descendants of Jimmy are known as the Brewer Byrnes + we have Jim the Brewer, Jack the Brewer Mary the Brewer etc. The family does not like their nickname but still it is constantly used.
Jimmy the Brewer's house was at the end of Killalongford Lane. The second still was owned by George Cody who lived a little below Jimmy Byrne and the third still was owned by Johnny Redmond who had come from C. Wexford. Redmond made his poteen in an outhouse now owned by Dinny McCall and only a few perches from the public road. The other two were about half a mile from the road.
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2020-06-01 15:50
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Long ago the people had houses which were mud wall houses. There were hardly any mud walled houses around here because there was a lot of stone.
The mud houses were built of yellow clay and heather. They built it like cement. These houses were built very low the sidewalls were about for feet in height and the gable end was about eight fee in height. The houses we all thathed
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Erected by Michael Riordan in memory of his father Thomas Riordan who dep. life Jan. 12 1798 aged 74 yrs. May his soul rest in peace.
Here lieth the body of John Howard Smith who deptd. life July 16 1796.
Here lies the body of John "Hu...re" who dep. this life Aprily 17th 1704 (also brother & sister)
Erected to the memory of Patrick Walle who dept. life 1764
In memory of John Hennessy who died 1794
Stone erected to William Hickery who died 5th March 1778
[John Leow died 1770] [P. Donoghue 1770]
John Wall dept. life 1800
Head-stone in Kilbreedy
Elizabeth Cairy who dept. life Jan. 1717
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that three were faries in forts and some of them were afraid to go out at a certain time at night.
There is another for in Mucklan and the people believe that (the) the banshee and all the dead children used to cry every night from twelve to one o'clock.
Nowdays people do not believe in faries or any spirits.
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My fathers farm is divided into fields and each field has a name to distinguish it from another. There is a field called the Rape field in my fathers farm. It got that name because it was a good field for growing rape years ago.
He has a field called "Galvins" field. About thirty years ago my father bought it from a man named Galvin and
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2020-06-01 15:43
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is another field on my grandfather's farm. It is called "Coffey's Garden" because it was once owned by a man named Coffey.
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There are many forts in this part of the country. There is one in Turpane and two in Creeher. These forts were (beieve) believed to be built by the Danes long ago. The Danes built these forts for protection. The forts were built on great heights and they had a great view from one fort to another.
There are four or five children who were not baptised buried in the in Turpane fort.
The old people thought
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2020-06-01 15:42
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Sore throat. Long ago a sore throat was cured by putting roast potatoes in a stocking and putting the stocking round the person's neck.
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2020-06-01 15:41
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The people got relief for their ailments in former times from the the plants and herbs.
Whooping Cough. People cured the whooping cough long ago by bringing a donkey into the kitchen. Then they gave a piece of loaf bread to him and when he had eaten it they gathered the crumbs and gave them to the sick person to eat. Another cure is to put the child under a donkey three time.
Back Ache. Long ago the people in this district cured a back ache by tying a hair skin round their waist.
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2020-06-01 15:37
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The Sun. When you see little rays of light from the Sun in the middle of the day it is going to rain. If the sun is covered with clouds in the morning there is going to be rain.
The Sky. When you see the clouds drifting across the sky very quickly we will have rain. If the sky is very red in the east in the morning it is a sign of rain. When the sky is covered with clouds there will be rain.
The Wind. If the wind blows from Bellaire it is going to rain.
The Birds. If the crane goes towards the east there is going to be wet weather. If the seagulls fly up and down the river is is a sign of snow.
The animals. When the sheep go near one another we will have snow.
The Insects. If the cricket sings he
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2020-06-01 15:37
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graveyard in Taughboy.
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2020-06-01 15:36
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There are two graveyards in Dysart. The old one is not used now. There is a Ruin of an old church in the old (church) graveyard. There (are a lot) of old headstones in the old graveyard. Some of the them are like tables with large slabs of stone on four round shaped stones like legs and some are only large pieces of stone.
Nowaday the heastones are sometimes made of marble. There is also a
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very red the following day will be fine.
The Sky. If the clouds are in wool packs we will have snow.
The rainbow. When you see a rainbow in the sky it is a sign that God will not destroy the world as he did in the time of Noe.
Birds. If the swallows fly low we will have rain.
The Animals. If rabbits are out grazing early in the morning the day will be fine. If there is a fog on the hill in the morning that day will be fine.
Insects. If Cock roaches are creeping on the road the next day will be wet. When midges are in great numbers the weather will be wet.
Fire Smok. If the smoke happens to turn when it is going up into the air we will have rain.
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2020-06-01 15:29
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Dublin red.
The moon. There is a change in the moon every a eleven days. If it is raining when there is a change in the moon the weather will be wet until the next change in the moon.
Natural Features. When it is raining and the rain sticks to the window pains it is said it will keep on raining.
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The wild animals most plentiful here are, hares, and rabbits. The hares live in forms which they make in bushes or where there is good grass growing. The rabbit lives in a burrow or in a hole which he makes in the ground. The hares eat grass and turnips if he can get them. The rabbits eat grass. The fox is another wild animal which lives in a burrow. For food he kills geese and drinks the blood of lambs. The fox is very clever. An otter used be often seen in a small stream which flows near our house. My father was looking after the cows one day and he had the dog with him. The dog ran along by the stream and he heard something noising in the stream and he jumped in and dragged it out my father saw him and knew it was an otter. The dog held him and my father tried to come near him but when the otter saw him coming near he bit the dog and went into the river. The dog dragged him out again but he used go from him when he used see my father. Michael Leahy of Rathflynn was going to his garden one day and he saw a deer crossing the wall into the garden. He ran to see him and he frightened him. There was a bank of turf in the garden and the
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The people of my district have certain signs which tell them what kind of weather we are to have.
The sun. If the sun goes down very
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The people in my native district can fore-tell what kind of weather we are going to have by the sky sun moon stars and animals.
The sun. When the sun shines very brightly in the morning it is said it will be a showery day.
The sky. If the sky be red in the east early in the morning it will rain soon. That redness in the sky is called the
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2020-06-01 15:26
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his back to the wind and rain it will be a wet day.
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Long ago the people were able to know what kind of weather we were going to have by the appearance of the Sky.
They Sky. If the sky is very dark and cloudy it is a sign of rain.
The Wind. If the win comes from Derrymore it is a sure sign of rain.
The Birds. If the birds are in the hedges it is a sign of a cold day.
The Animals. If the sheep are grazing very early in the morning the day will be wet but if they are lying down the day will be sunny. If it is raining the people look at the horse. If the horse is standing with
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1. As round as a butter box as sharp as a glance if you were on top of it, it would carry you to France?
The Moon.
2. What you can carry on your back goes up the chimney?
A back goes up the. A bag of turf.
3. What has four legs and cannot walk?
A stool.
4. As round as an apple as deep as a cup and all the kings horses would not pull it up?
A well.
5. The man that made it never wore it and the man that wore it never saw it?
A Coffin.
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2020-06-01 15:14
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We have many animals at home namely: cows calves horses pigs dogs hens ducks turkeys. The cows are called by different names such as : Bainy, Cuby, Bricky, Roony. The cows are tied in bales. Long ago the cows were tied with rushes woven into a kind of rope which was tied on to poles. The house in which cows are kept is called a stall or cabin. When driving the cows we say "How-How." The calves are kept in a house by themselves. They are fed with separated milk and meal. When calling the calves we say "Suc-Suc." The horse does all the farm work. He is fed with hay and oats. He is taken to the forge to be shod. The house in which a (house in whi) horse is kept is called a stable. The pigs are fed with milk and meal. When they are fat they are sold in the market. The dog is a very useful animal. He is kept for guarding the house at night. He drives the cows to the pasture, and brings
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2020-06-01 15:03
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When their first church was seized and the Penal days had passed away, the people collected and built a small Church outside the town near the grave-yard, and when better days came on, the beautiful Church now used, an ornament to the town, and where crowds of fervent worshipers can be comfortably accommodated.
In ancient days the Augustinan Abbey stood near a second Cemetry. It is now in ruins thanks to Henery VIII and his daughter Queen Elizabeth. The monks were slaughtered or banished, their lands were seized, and their poor left to starve, for hundreds depended for work, food, and remedies in sickness on the charity of those priests. The Convent here is built on a portion of the Abbey lands which extended to Friars quarters--A hamlet on the borders of the river Bulkaw. A noted Castle of the Norman type was left in ruins in war at Clooncastle about 3 miles east of the town. It is mentioned in history as being the property of Mc William Burke who also owned the Castle of Lough Mask. He was the son of
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Paidir agus cúig A Mhuire ag an leachta sin. Beireann na daoine geinimh na baile leo o na toibreacha agus ma tá daoine tinn sa teach cuireann siad an geinimh seo air.
Nuair a bhionn na daoine ag dul ar siubhal fágann siad ribíní agus cuid mhór rudaí eile na ndiaidh. Tá cuid mór daoine curtha ins an roilic seo no ins an bhliadain an droch shaoghal bí cuid mór daoine curtha ann.
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1. Niddy Noddy round body three feet and a wooden head?
A pot.
2. Molla hill Molla hack,Tullamore and Castleback, Spell me that in three letters?
M for Mollahill the same for Mollahack, T for Tullamore and C for Castleback.
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1. What stands on its head?
A stood in a boot.
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1. If a load of turnips came to a pound what would a load of turf come to?
Ashes.
2. A riddle a riddle I suppose, forty eyes but never a nose?
A thimble.
3. Eight arms but no hands a wooden leg but cannot stand, a little belt around the middle, can anyone guess this funny riddle?
An umbrella.
4. Why is it dangerous to go asleep in a train?
Trains run over sleepers.
5. The man who made it never wore it the man that wanted it never saw it?
A coffin.
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2020-06-01 14:59
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Tá roilic i lár ná Cruite agus tá sé comhgarach dón tráigh. Uair amháin nuair a bhí Colmcille ins an Chruit agus nuair a tháinig sé ar amharc na roilice chuaidh sé ar a dhá ghlúin agus shiubhal sé már sin go dtí go rabh sé ag an roilic.
Tá dhá thóbhair bheannuighthe ins an roilic seo. Tobhar Brighde agus Tobhar Mhuire. Ar an chuigeadh lá deag de Lughnasa téigheann daoine go dtí na toibreacha seo.
Seo an dóigh a nghionn na daoine an turas. Deireann siad cuig Paidir agus cúig a Mhuire ag an chead tobar agus deireann siad an rud ceadna ag an tobar eile.
Annsin téigeann siad thárt ar an roilic agus deireann siad seacht ndeichneabhar den Phaidirín.
Tá leachta i lár na roilice agus deireann na daoine cuig
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(1) Under the water over the water and never touches the water?
- An egg inside in a duck
(2) Little red Tommy sits by the wall drinks all he gets and eats nothing at all?
- A lamp.
(3) What is it that a rich man wants, that a poor man has, that a blind man sees and that a deaf man hears.
- Nothing
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2020-06-01 14:55
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Colm Cille prophecied that there would be a Battle fought in a field called (Droulin) which is in Drimacanoo and that the Mill-wheel was to turn three times with blood. This battle was supposed to be a a part of the battle of Scaraiff Hollis.
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girl.
2. There was two fighters who were born in America, lived in America and who fought in America and their father and mother never left Ireland?
A clutch of eggs were sent to America and when they were hatched there was amongst the chickens cocks that became fighters.
3. Why is a cow always dribbling?
Because she can't spit out.
4. What is it you never saw before?
The tail of anything.
5. Four willy wanders four stick standers two lookers, two puckers and a fly beater.
A cow.
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9. My father gave me seed to sow the seed was black and the ground was white riddle me that and I'll give you a pipe.
Ink and paper.
10. What is the shiest thing in the house?
A clock because it holds its hands on its face.
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2020-06-01 14:50
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1. There was a roe maker in Dublin who had a brother a rope maker in England and the rope maker in England had no brother a rope maker in Dublin?
The rope maker in Dublin was a
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but not milk?
A blackberry.
12. Hairy all over rough in the skin two things wagging and one going in?
A cow eating.
13. Little red Tommy sits by the wall eats all he gets and drinks nothing at all?
A Fire.
14. As I was walking down the road I met a man and he had a coat which was covered with patches, what time was it?
It was time to get a new one.
15. Round the house round the house and sleeps in the corner at night?
A broom.
a
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2020-06-01 14:48
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Seán Mac Giolla Easbuig, (80 bl. d'aois)
Cill Fhánaid
Gleanncholuimcille

Bhí ocras mór ar Cholmcille lá amháin agus chuaidh sé isteach i dteach agus bhí an bhaintreabhach ag deánamh Róistín dithe fhéin. Thug sí cuid de na préataí rósta do le n-ithe. Shíl sé go rabh siad an-mhaith agus dubhairt sé:-
"Beidh do sháith agat le do shaoghal agus rud eile guidhim Dia nach dtéidh an teine as a choidhche indiaidh Róistín."
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2020-06-01 14:45
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There lived a man named Mr Clark in the townland of Glaskill in the parish of Rahan in the county of Offaly. He was walking home from rambling one night when he saw a small comb on a stone near his houses. He brought home the comb and put it into a box. He went to bed and the next day passed and no person came for the comb.
The next night he was not long in bed when he heard some one crying at the window. He got up out of bed and went into the kitchen. There in the window he saw a small little woman. He got the comb gave it out through the window with a tongs.
The little woman took the comb and tongs and disappeared. When Mr Clark died the little woman cried every night until his people
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2020-06-01 14:44
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Duileamán Carraig Chormadán
Uisce dheoch a deochadáin
A's eórna an trí Ró
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2020-06-01 14:41
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The town of Ballinrobe, though not large is very ancient, and was a resting place for St. Patrick as he travelled on to Aughagower, and to Croagh Patrick. There is a blessed well outside the town where St. Patrick baptised many converts. He blessed the waters there, and in sickness and in trouble, the people often had recourse to it to pray to Our Lady as it is dedicated to her.
The Church also is St. Mary's, and the Presbytery where the priests live, and even the big bell in the tower is named after Mary Immaculate. History and tradition tell of the many struggles of the people for the preservation of their Catholic faith and rights. The Protestant Church had been built by the Catholic offerings but was wrested from them and given over to the State religion to which also they were compelled to pay titles out of their poverty till Gladstone the Prime Minister obtained the Cessation of that unjust tax in 1871. He was a just man.
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he stopped three times. Then the man came up through the floor.
The priest asked the man where he was the first time he began to read and the man said he was getting permission to come. Then he said where were you when I was reading the second time getting out of the chains said the man. The priest asked the man where he was when he was reading the third time and the man said he was coming up through the floor.
Then the priest left the room and left the man standing in it. One of the man's friend begged the priest to banish the ghost and the priest did so.
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2020-06-01 14:39
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Lá dá rabh Com Cille ins an fhásach tháinig coimhighitheach a chuir cainnte air. D'éirigh Colm de'n turtóig a rabh sé 'na shuidhe uirthí agus shuidh sé ar thurtóig eile. Thug sé leideadh do'n choimhighitheach suidhe ar an turtóig a dfhág sé.
"Ó" arsa'n coimhighitheach, " ar ndóighe dhéanfadh an turtóg a dfhág tú mise."
"Bhal" arsa Colm, "mur bfuil a dhath eile agat le tabhairt do'n choimhighitheach is don mhúineadh do shuidheachan féin a thabhairt dó."
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2020-06-01 14:37
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laid an egg. Then she came back and left the egg there.
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2020-06-01 14:36
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whitethorn tree. The jackdaw makes its nest on the top of a chimney. The magpie builds on a high whitethorn tree and the hawk in woods or on cliffs. The cuckoo wild-goose, swallow and the starling migrate.
The blackbird and thrush shape their nests live a bowl, and they are of medium size. The wren's nest is round with a hole in front. The crow, Jackdaw, curlew, wild-goose, pigeon, wild-duck, the jay, pheasant, corn-crake and magpie, all build big nests. The robin, yellow-hammer, gold-finch, bull-finch, and chaffinch build small nests.
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2020-06-01 14:35
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2020-06-01 14:34
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uisge rachaidh. Níor sgairt coileach i nGaraidh Charraidh ó'n lá sin go dtí an lá indiu.
Tá Garaid-Charraidh idir ceithre mhíle agus cúig mhíle ar an taobh ó thuaidh de Leitirceanainn.

Nuair a gheibh fear a bhfuil pósta maith aige bás deirtear "sin spanóg a's gogan ag fear eigninteacht eile"
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2020-06-01 14:32
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On Nov. night if a girl waits to find out the name of the boy she is to marry she gets a turnip and she peels the skin off without breaking it. Then she stands in the door looking in and she throws the skin back over her head. If it will break perhaps form letters That's a sign that they are the first letters of the name of the man she will marry. If it forms no letters she is not to marry that year.
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2020-06-01 14:30
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uisge rachaidh. Níor sgairt coileach i nGaraidh Charraidh ó'n lá sin go dtí an lá indiu.
Tá Garaid-Charraidh idir ceithre mhíle agus cúig mhíle ar an taobh ó thuaidh de Leitirceanainn.

Nábla Ní Ghaoithin,
Na Bruighneacha
Chualaidh mé an sgéal seo ó Liam Ó h-Earachtaigh, an Cnoc Bán.
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2020-06-01 14:28
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Bhí Colm Cille ar a sheachnadh. Bhí an tóir te 'na dhiaidh. Chodlaidh sé seal tamaill i dteach beantrebhaigh i nGaraidh-Charraidh. Bhí fios aige gur bhuail seachran an tóir agus nach dtiocfadh leobhtha an teach a dheánamh amach. Ag bódhranacht an lae sgairt an coileach agus thug an tóir a n-aghaidh ar an teach. B'éigean do Cholm éirghe agus baint as amach. Thug sé a mhallacht do'n choileach agus dfhág sé mar bhuadh ar Gharaidh-Charraidh gan coileach sgairtint ann fhad is bhéadh féar ag fás nó
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2020-06-01 14:13
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Buachaill a d'fhág an scoil i mbliadhna (Feidhlimidh Ó Curáin) a fuair an sgeal ó Shéamus Ó Curáin as Machaire Gáthlan. Tá eagla orm nach bhfuil sé leis mar is ceart go bhfuil giotaí fágtha amuigh agus giotaí nach bhfuil indiaidh a chéile.

Liam Mac Giolla Chomhgaill
Sgoil na nGasúr
Doire-Beag
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2020-06-01 14:09
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amaideach agus Seón a bhí críonna."
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2020-06-01 14:08
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CNOC FOLA
seo eoas a fuair mé ó'n mhaighistir,
Pádruic 'Ac Giolla Bhrighde
Scoil na n-Gasúr
Doire Beag
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2020-06-01 14:07
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Tá a cárn cruinn sa bhun agus tá scór slat de theoran aige.
Tá sean bhealach coise suas ón bhealach mhór go dtí an cárn ar bhárr an chnuic tuairim dá throigh ar leithead agus leacacha deasa bána faoi.
Cnoc Fola a thugtar ar an chnoc ariamh ó shoin.
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2020-06-01 14:04
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Ans an am fadó bhí na Fómoraigh na gcomhnuidhe i d-Toraigh agus bhí caislean ag na Lochlannaig i Faoi Chnoc. Naoi míle atá sé ó Faoi Chnoc go Toraigh. Lá amháin thainig na Fómoraigh amach a chur troda ortha. Chuaidh siad chun troda agus theith na Lochlannaigh.
Bhí fear amháin aca a bhí loithte go mór agus theith sé suas éadan an chnuic. Bhí sé ag cailleadh a chuid fola ar an mbealach suas, agus nuair a shroich sé an mullach thuit sé marbh. Bhí sruthan fola ó sin síos go bun an chnuic.
Anois tá cárn cloch ans an áit ar thuit sé. Ba gnáthach le gach duine a rachadh an belach cloch a chaiteamh ans an áit ar cuireadh é.
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2020-06-01 13:57
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Déineadh bóithre sa pharróiste i n-aimsir an droch-shaoghal. Sé pighne sa lá a gheobhadh na fir a bhíodh ag obair ar an mbóthar. Bhíodh na mná ag obair ar an mbóthar. Níl sgéal na cúntas mar gheall ar dhéanamh bóithre. Bhíodh a lán casáin ag dul ón mbóthar mór gach áit.
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2020-06-01 13:54
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Sa droch am fado, bhí muinntir Thoraigh ag iasgaireachta agus fuair siad losda scadan. Mheas siad go bfuigheadh siad luach ní bfearr ortha anoir fa Ghaoth Dobhair na gheobhad siad ortha fa na puirt soir, agus dimthigh leo, seisear acu.
I dtús mhí na Beáltaine a bhí ann. Bhí lá ar dóigh ann. Ag iomradh a bhí siad leo ar a (s) suimhneas. Go díreach nuair a bhí siad ag teacht isteach sa chumhaingeacht eidir Innis Oirthear agus Tír-Mór, déirigh na trí tonnaí na ndiaidh. Bhris siad anuas na mullach agus cailleadh iad fhéin agus an bád. Builg Thoraigh a tugadh ar an áit ó shoin.
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2020-06-01 13:49
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an fhuinneóg é. Sin é an solus a bhíodh aca fadó.
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Scuilbh ghiumhaise a bheireadh solus díobh fadó. Coinnlí a bheireadh solus do chuid aca. Dhéantaí coinnle san áit. Gheibhidís ola trosg agus láigheadh siod é. Annsin bhíodh siad dhá chuimilt ina lámh go ndéanaidís mór sleamhain mar coinneall é. Chuiridís seastán coinneall é agus lasaidís é. Leagaidís ar an bhord no ar
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-uidhe. Urlár déanta de leacracha a bhíodh aca ins na tighthe fadó. Bhíodh leathdhoras ar gach teach fadó. Bhíodh cuid aca déanta de adhmad agus cuid eile déanta de shreang iarainn. Is é an fáth a bhíodh siad ar na tighthe chun na cearca a choineál amach. Móin agus adhmad a bhíodh aca mar adhbhar teineadh fadó.
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2020-06-01 13:39
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whitethorn tree. The jackdaw makes its nest on the top of a chimney. The magpie builds on a high whitethorn tree and the hawk in woods or on cliffs. The cuckoo wild-goose, swallow and the starling migrate.
The blackbird and thrush shape their nests live a bowl, and they are of medium size. The wren's nest is round with a hole in front. The crow, Jackdaw, curlew, wild-goose, pigeon, wild-duck, the jay, pheasant, corn-crake and magpie, all build big nests. The robin, yellow-hammer, gold-finch, bull-finch, and chaf-finch build small nests.
Collector: Patrick Dwane
Informant: Mr. James Dwane
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The following birds are found in this district. The sparrow, swallow, wren, all classes of finches, blackbird, thrush, crow, Jay, the pheasant, plover, swan, wild-duck, water-hen, snipe, wild-goose, the lark, corn-crake, robin, yellow-hammer, pigeon, Jackdaw, magpie, and the hawk.
Sparrows and swallows build their nests under the eaves of houses. The wren, blackbird, thrush, gold-finch bull-finch and chaf-finch build their nests in bushes and briars. The crow and Jay construct their nests usually on high trees. The Pheasant and plover make their nests in bogs and marshy places. On the bank of a river the swan, wild-duck and water- form their nests. The lark and corn-crake make their nests in the meadows. In marshy places also, snipe, curlew, and wild goose make their nests. The robin and yellow-hammer, build in ditches The pigeon makes its nest in an ivy covered
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2020-06-01 13:33
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-ta de clocha agus de mhuirtéal. Ní bhíodh an teine i lár an urláir. Bhíodh dhá dhoras ar na tighthe fadó. Bhíodh no dóirse ar thaobh an tighe. Adhmada bhiodh aca mar chomhla chun an doras do dhúnadh. Bhíodh dhá fhuinneóg ar na tighthe fadó. Bhíodh trí fhuinneóg ar chuid de na tighe. Gloinne a bhíodh ins na fuinneógaí i gcomhn
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2020-06-01 13:27
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cough would be gone. A child born after his father's death could cure a sore mouth by breathing on the sore. To cure warts get a snail and rub him to the warts then stick him on a white thorn bush and when he would be withered the warts would be gone. A sty in the eye can be cured by rubbing a gold ring to it for three mornings.
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2020-06-01 13:23
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custom also for people who have been cured to leave some emblem after them at the well such as pieces of cloth and ware.
Collector: Patrick Dwane
Informant: Mr. James Dwane
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In the cows' byre the floor is cemented and ther is a manger. There is a ring in the manger and a chain attached to it. There is a hook on the end, to which the chain that is put round the cow's neck is tied.
When a cow is sick and is kept in a shed an ivy branch is thrown into her and she eats that and when she is let out she gives the full
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2020-06-01 13:20
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CARRAIGÍN NA MBRÓINNTE
North of Kildorrery Co. Cork lies a hill the western point of which is called Carraigín na mBróinnte, the Hill of the Quern Stones. Some of these stones are still to be seen along the side of the hill. The stones are of two sizes the large ones for mills and the small ones for use in the homes.

SEOMRA NÓRA
On the western slope of Carraigín na mBróinnte near the top there is a cave known as Seomra Nóra. In this cave an old hag name Nóra a chieftain's daughter lived with her husband. At Leabba Ceallaige near Glanworth Co. Cork her sister, another hag, lived. She used to hand her pipe to this sister a distance of eight miles.
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2020-06-01 13:17
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'Twas on Good Friday at twelve oclock,
The Jews came with their spears sharp,
And pierced Our Saviour through the Heart,
His Blessed Blood began to flow,
From Heart to Hand.
His Blessed Mother standing by,
With a heavy heart and a dismal sigh.
There's a not a man, woman or child
That'll say this prayer, three times a day,
Also by night will ever die in mortal sin, Through the gates of hell their soul shall never enter in.
To be said on lying down at night:
"There are four corners on my bed,
There are four angels overhead,
Matthew, mark, Luke and John,
God bless this bed that I lie on."
I heard a story of a girl who was a servant in a gentleman's house, and she always said this prayer.
A young man - a member of the family - told his mother that she should send away this girl, because of a strange thing he saw in the girls' room. Four men who
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2020-06-01 13:17
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lover grow naturally in that field. The Church field adjoins the Molagga graveyard. The hollow field has a hollow in it. There is also a Sluggera field.
Information from: James Dwane, Ahacross, Kildorrery, Co. Cork
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2020-06-01 13:11
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The longest way round is the nearest way home.
Never throw away the dirty water till you have the clean water brought in.
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2020-06-01 13:10
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seemed to be soldiers were around her bed one night. When asked what business took him to the girl's room at night he became confused: so seemingly the girl needed the protection of the Angels.
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2020-06-01 13:07
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6. I looked up a high hill, and I looked down a low hollow,
And I saw 24 bull dogs tearing up the ground.
(A harrow,)
7. Rhyme (I dont know any answer to it)
Riddle me, riddle me, ranty-row,
"Me" father gave me seed to sow;
When the seed began to grow,
Like a garden full of snow;
When the snow began to melt,
Like a ship without a sail,
Like a bird without a tail;
When the bird began to fly,
Like an eagle in the sky;
When the sky began to fall,
Like a bottle on the wall;
When the bottle began to fill,
Like a fairy on the hill;
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2020-06-01 13:03
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When the fairy began to dance,
Like a lady out of France.
8. On the top of the tree doth sit,
A little soldier in red,
With a stone in his stomach pit
And a helmet on his head.
( A sceachóirí or haw)
9. Four stick standers (legs)
Four lilly-landers, (teats)
Two lookers (eyes)
Two crookers (horns)
And one whip-about (tail)
(A Cow).
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2020-06-01 13:00
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The White Feet were a political party - somewhat like the Sinn Feiners: They were trying to fight and defeat land-lords, land-grabbers, and the Government which was in power. Cattle, etc., used be driven off "grabbed" land, at night time and other kinds of mischief used be done.
When the boys and men enrolled in the "White Feet" were found out by the authorities they were arrested, jailed, tried and transported. Spies often joined their ranks and in this way got a list of their names.
Egan of Curraghmore was a Captain in the White Feet, and Maddock of Listerlin, townlands not far from Tullogher.
One night they had an arranged a meeting on Brownsford Hill and Maddock brought the police on them. (I suppose he did this to get pardon for himself|: his descendants are still in Listerlin and own a fine farm there, but I've been told by an old man long since dead that the first Maddock who got that farm was a Scotch soldier)
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2020-06-01 12:51
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So shove around the grog, "me" boys,
We have no time to stay,
We'll "dhrink" a health to the boys and girls.
That's (are) bound for Botany Bay.
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2020-06-01 12:49
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'Twas ther we fell in company
With a parcel of jovial boys,
They asked us for our names, "me" boys,
And our crimes for to make known,
We up and boldly told them
We were "White Feet" far from home.
The third days march we had "me" boys
From Fermoy to the Cove of Cork,
'Twas there we had to stop three days
Before we could embark,
'Twas there we had to stop three days
Expectin' our reprieve,
But to our sad misfortune,
We did find no relief.
Our ship she's in Cork Harbour
And she's covered o'er with sails
From the Cove of Cork to Botany
God send her a pleasant gale,
From the Cove of Cork to Botany,
For fourteen years of life
So all we have to do "me" boys
Is to chose a "purty" wife.
Our jackets they are grey, "me" boys,
And turned up with blue,
And when we land in Botany,
What will our sweethearts do?
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2020-06-01 12:44
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And we were all found guilty
By a jury of the land,
Judge Bush he passed our sentence
And those very words did say,
"Cheer up my Wexford "hayroes",
To morrow you'll march away.
'Twas early next morning
At the hour of six oclock,
In comes Thomas FitzGerald
Ourselves for to unlock,
Ourselves for to unlock "me" boys
And those very words did say
Cheer up "me" Wexford hayroes,
Get ready to march away.
The first days march we had "me" boys
Was from Wexford to Clonmel,
'Twas there we did conduct ourselves,
The truth to you I'll tell;
'Twas there we did conduct ourselves
Our liberty for to gain,
But to our sad misfortune,
We were held fast by chains.
The second days march we had "me" boys
Was from Clonmel to Fermoy,
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2020-06-01 12:34
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Come all you Wexford hayroes (heroes)
I hope you will draw near,
And likewise pay attention
To those few lines you hear
Concerning those poor prisoners
In Wexford jail hard by,
Lamenting on their metal beds
Where many a hero (Hayro) lies.
For six long (mths) months and better
We are enrangled (there) here,
Waiting for the Assizes our trial to "for to hear,
Waiting for the (Sizes) Assizes our trial to stand
In hopes we may not be compelled,
To leave our native land.
We are loaded with strong irons
And fethered every day,
For fear that we'd break loose, "me" boys,
Or that we'd get away;
But if we could break loose "me" boys
Wouldn't that be a glorious sight
We'd "lave" our "blessin" with Thomas Fitzgerald
(The jailer)
An' sweet bad luck to Wright (a warder perhaps)
So now our trials are over,
As you may understand,
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2020-06-01 12:25
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He jumped and danced about the house
Saying "now, wher eis my fever?"
This balled was made by Neddy Anderson, Lukeswell, Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny. He was a stone mason by trade. It was in the famine years, and he had nothing to eat. He got a piece of beef from a butcher the name of Sheehan of Mullinavat. When it was cooked he ate it, and it made him alright. It was hungry Neddy was.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 12:23
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On another occasion Neddy Anderson's wife met two gentlemen on the road.
Their names were Grant and Shea. She told them that her husband was dying, and that they had nothing to eat, Grant gave her half a crown, and Shea then gave her another, When she went home she told neddy how she got the money and he made the following rhyme:
"He in a hurry wheeled about
And two and sixpence he pulled out,
Saying "this your grief will smother."
"Well done," said Shea, "my bonny boy,
Your action fills me so with joy,
Begorr' I'll give her another."
This poet Neddy Anderson is the author of "The Peeler and the Goat.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 12:21
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asked him how was the fair and he said he was in at it. The train came on and brought away his cattle. Then the man disappeared and a light followed him to the house. When he was near the house the light disappeared.
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2020-06-01 12:18
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This Anderson was in court on one occasion (drunkenness) and continued to answer magistrates questions in rhyme - which angered the magistrate, who said "I believe you are a poet; did you not make "The Peeler and the Goat" Anderson answered
"My name it is Ned Anderson
By nature I'm a poet
'Twas a man who made the peeler
And a puck that made the Goat"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 12:18
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There was a man the name of James McHugh and he lived in Killavoggy. He was coming home one night from playing cards. He was on his way across the mountain when he walked into a grand fair of cattle. The cattle was so good that he bought two of them. As he was there there came on a big train and when the train stood his cattle faded away. All the others were put into the train and the train moved on. He went home and when he went a little way he met a man and the man
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 12:14
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A man named Goodman informed on them and everything was either smashed or taken and that ended it."
'I heard an old woman telling that when she was small she and another sister got into a box when the guager came to the door and asked for a drink. Kenny offered him buttermilk and he says 'ye have better than that.' 'Na bac leip' says the guager. He went to the ditch and went down step by step and counted towards the barn + got to the still. He left off a shot + 'twas short till the soldiers came.
Bartle Kenny was a young fellow at the time and he known to the excise man he got the worm and they couldn't prosecute then. he darted over towards Ballyshane and the soldiers saw him in the distance. he came back in the quiet and got in among the crowd. They got no still but they took a horse to bring the wash +c to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 12:13
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(the Tories)
Like a dog that can bite they will show you their teeth.
When those Tories were "yowling" (howling) like blood-hounds all round us
The poor Irish people they thought to keep down,
But the wheels are goin' round an' the times they are changing,
Our Catholic members are increasing each day
Thank God and brave Dan and the son sof Saint Patrick,
Who bursted the chains from the "Clause of the name,"
Success and long life to the Mayo Militia,
To George Henry Moore and to brave Father Pat,
And to every true member of "justification,"
Three cheers for Mayo that was never seen slack.
The singer in those always "worded"
the last few words, exactly as Ive heard a ballad singer do on the wireless last week (3.6.'38) in a broadcast "On the road". The singer whom I heard of above died about 1901 aged 73 years (R.I.P.) & see note page 166
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2020-06-01 12:12
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He lay in bed for three weeks and every time he would tell the story he would fall dead and the priest advised him not to tell it any more so he soon forgot it
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2020-06-01 12:10
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also two clumps of ferns. There is a disused quarry in James Finnegans Farm. J. Devis Hamill has a field on his farm that never was tilled. A Cave was discovered in Clarke's Haggard in 1931. It runs east-west in the direction of the Park Árd. Rev. P. Corcoran. C. C., and the writer examined this cave then but nothing was discovered in it. It was about ten feet in depth. Well built, covered with flag stones and about ten yards in length. There is the remain of a fort in the Crab tree field.
(Above obtained from Patricia Clarke, Cortial, Daughter of John P. Clarke aged 13 years)
The following are the names of fields on the farm of Nicholas Brennan Cortial (as given by his daughter Lena aged 12 years):- The Lake field, the Meadow, Curragh Bog, Tommy Byrnis field, the Kellalagan, the Currawanlan, the Cottage field, the house field, Mc Elroy's fields; the Cottage field, Padges field, Haggard field, and the Crockenlan. There is one pond called Clarkes Pond. There are lone bushes in the following fields:- the Meadows, Tommy Byrne's field and the Kellalagan. There are two forts on the farm - one is called Carrick-Kieran and the other Crocknacullain. There is also a grave-yard where unbaptised children were
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2020-06-01 12:10
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As told by Mr. Roche Ballyshane aged 70
"There was a still where Micky Keogh lives now and it was worked by Mrs. Kenny + family (Page 75).
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2020-06-01 12:10
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There was once a man named Tom McTernan and he was coming home from card playing. He was struck by terrible fear. So great was it that he prayed to God to assist him. To his great surprise he saw a girl standing against the battlement of Garvagh bridge. As he was approaching she slided down into the river. He thought the worst was over but as he was getting off the bridge up a little incline he heard a strong breath coming over his shoulder the same as one in his pursuit but that was not the worst for just then there fell a great stone into the river. So great was the noise that the ear next where the stone fell became deaf. The next one fell knocked him out completly. He minded of no more until someone found him unconscious on the road in the morning
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2020-06-01 12:08
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Newtown barry. They made Barke lead the horse. After travelling a good way an officer said 'yound fellow you ought to be tired leap up on the saddle. He didn't know hot to get up so he vaulted into the saddle! 'Begob' says the officer when he saw how active Battle was 'you are the young fellow that got away with the worm.' They tried to get out of him where the worm was but Barke told nothing.
They raided the place again soon after that but got no worm. They threw the wash +c into the dung pit that time."
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2020-06-01 12:07
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able to sing. He refused saying it (the song) was against her religions, but, as he said, she "pressed" him so hard to sing it or her, that he did so. He put his heart and soul into it, and he always did so with this song - great zest, I would say: showing that he meant every word of it.
The only remark the Protestant woman made when it was over was that "it was "very well put together" The following verses are all I can recall:
(The Tithe War)
"You lads of Hibernia, and sons of ould Grania,
Give ear (air) to my song, it is plain to be seen,
The pluck that we showed in the County Mayo,
where "the ball" was tossed up in the midst of the green.
we tossed it in Clare and in sweet Ballyhaunis,
Kilkelly, Bellaghy, and famed Ballina,
In Swinford we gave it an Irish tossover,
With loud acclamations for Moore of Moorehall.
How long we experienced the gibbet and halter,
while Bess an' oul' Harry the sceptre did wear,
Transporting and hanging our priests on the Altar,
By ditches and hedges we had for to pray.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 12:01
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There are ruins of two old houses in the townland. A woman called Mary Conify used to live in one, on Clarke's farm. She is living in an other house now. The other house was beside the junction of Carrickallen lane and the Cortial Road. Mrs Mc Coy recently went to live in the new labourer's cottage, also in the townland. The following are the names of fields in the townland belonging to Mr John P. Clarke:- Crockanbawn, Parkard, Parkandey, Pullanchiste, the road field, Blackie's field, bog field, little field, the meadow, the haggard field, the tenant's hose field, and the Crab tree field. There is a stream called Fisher's Stream which rises in the bog field (Clarke's farm) in a deep pool. This stream joins the main stream from Cortail lake and runs on through the townland of Kilkerly and into Dundalk Bay. Ther is another stream rising in the Meadow Field (Clarkes) and flowing into Fisher's Stream. There is a deep pool in the Crab-tree field. There is a rock in the corner between the Parkard, the tenants house field and the little field. It is known as the Fox-covert. There are three rocks in the Park Árd. One of them is known to have been a Mass Rock in the Penal Days. There are two rocks in the tenants house field, one in the Road field, one the the Park an Dé, in which there are
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2020-06-01 12:00
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There are ruins of two old houses in the townland. A woman called Mary Conify used to live in one, on Clarke's farm. She is living in an other house now. The other house was beside the junction of Carrickallen lane and the Cortial Road. Mrs Mc Coy recently went to live in the new labourer's cottage, also in the townland. The following are the names of fields in the townland belonging to Mr John P. Clarke:- Crockanbawn, Parkard, Parkandey, Pullanchiste, the road field, Blackie's field, bog field, little field, the meadow, the haggard field, the tenant's hose field, and the Crab tree field. There is a stream called Fisher's Stream which rises in the bog field (Clarke's farm) in a deep pool. This stream joins the main stream from Crotail lake and runs on through the townland of Kilkerly and into Dundalk Bay. Ther is another stream rising in the Meadow Field (Clarkes) and flowing into Fisher's Stream. There is a deep pool in the Crab-tree field. There is a rock in the corner between the Parkard, the tenants house field and the little field. It is known as the Fox-covert. There are three rocks in the Park Árd. One of them is known to have been a Mass Rock in the Penal Days. There are two rocks in the tenants house field, one in the Road field, one the the Park an Dé, in which there are
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:50
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in a swop. Tick means to get credit for a time. In olden times they used to begin their shop work on Monday for a lucky day and not work on Friday and Saturday because they thought it was unlucky. The markets were held in Sligo and Manorhamilton and are still held there still. There was a man named Cartey who used to deal in feathers and rags.
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2020-06-01 11:50
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He says kick him boys for Id have it dug since
Ill go home to my dinner Ill bid ye farewell
For the meat it is frying, I can get the nice smell
14.
John Toole arrived then - another good boy
It wasn't to help but the sport to enjoy
He said plough it well here where Liz Farrell will pass
And let down your skimmer + hide the long grass
15.
He scratched his white head for a moment or two
And said Ill rip it up anyway afall it will do
In a couple of days it will never be seen
We'll harrow it down quickly for the machine
16.
So now my dear friends ye have heard my sad tale
And i e'er ye try Guiness' mind + don't fail
If ye do sure misfortune might fall on your brow
And ye'll e like Jim Clery + Hannon's old plough
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:47
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they heard some other men say "I suppose so." On they went and at last they heard two other men say "For five pounds." It happened that there was a man shot and a guard said to the Irishmen "Who shot that man"? The Irishmen did not know English and all they could say was "We did" The guard said "Ye are going to be hanged now "I suppose so" replied the Irishmen. "What did you do it for"? asked the guard, "Five pounds" said the Irishmen.
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2020-06-01 11:45
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There were four shops in olden times in this district. A man the name of Gillmor had a shop he lived in Dromahair. A man the name of Moore and a man the name of (Killolley) who lived in Tullcally and also a woman named Jane Borus who lived in Cloonbonnive.
People had to go to Sligo to make markets because it was the nearest town. Buying and selling was carried on after Mass and is still practised. The articles sold are sugar, tea, tobacco, Bread. Money was not always paid for goods. They used to give butter and eggs and work for goods. Goods were given in exchange for goods. They used to give oats potatoes straw and hay and hay and turf. Labour was often given in exchange for goods. Boot was given in olden times and is at present. The way boot is given is generally
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2020-06-01 11:45
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8.
He started once more and it was worse again
'Oh dear' shouted Clery 'where are Matt Byrne's menn"
They're tormenting my girl which will set us both mad
And bring down disgrace on my mother + dad
9.
Now Ill send for Pat Tallon he'll mark it out straight
So hurry up Brophy + don't run use too late
So when Pat got the news sure he felt very sad
He says 'my wife's in the straw + the job it is bad
10.
Send up for Jim Broughan he is a good man.
Im sure he'll oblige + he'll do all he can
Now don't be ashamed for it is no disgrace
Hurry up Mick Brophy + wipe your poor face
11.
Says Mick I don't care for 'tis nothing to me
For two courting one girl they cannot agree
I'd plough it myself if in earnest I went.
But I wouldn't please Clery he is such a gent
12
He started off running and made no delay
He says Ill go nowhere till I get my pay
With running + shouting Im nearly gone wrong
And if Foley hears this we'll be all in a song
13.
Tommy Kinsella was here with his hammer + wrench
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:44
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At one time three Irishmen went to England. They did not know the English tongue and they went up to London and heard three men say "We did". They went on and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:43
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They agreed that the Scotchman should take the top portion, the Englishman should take the middle portion and the Irishman take the bottom portion. In the middle of the night the Irishman got up and drank the whiskey. The next day the Englishman and Scotchman asked Paddy why he drank the whiskey so he said he had to drink all the whiskey to get to his own portion.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:42
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Once upon a time Paddy the Irishman, Johnny the Englishman, and Sandy the Scotchman bought a bottle of whiskey.
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2020-06-01 11:41
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houses. Those house were built in the same shape and with the same material. One day this man went out for a pint of milk, and when he came back with the milk he could not find his house. Now he was in a nice state. There was a little boy standing by and he asked the little boy if he saw a man run out a door with a jug and the little boy showed him his house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:39
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One day a man got a house built of cement blocks and on both sides of that house, there were several other
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:38
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him. "My mother bought me a pair of new boots and she forgot to cut the cord which tied the boots together" was the reply. "I am going to ask you a hard question for being late said the teacher. The teacher's question was - "Name some periods of history." "I will give you a start - there was the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and now name another age. After thinking for a while the boy replied - "The Sausage."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:37
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Disappointed myself sure I'd just do the same
He hired with Matt Hannon + straightway he came
III
He first ploughed the stabbled thro' stones + thro' rocks
And he didn't break more than a dozen of socks
His second adventure was in the ponce field
And he went down to Traynor's to get his plough stealed
IV
Traynor Knowing him so well he began for to jeer
He said 'Im expecting you worn the whole year
But now as you've come sure Ill do all I can
And in a few days you need care for no man
5.
Preparations were made + the poles were put up
He took hold of the reins(es) + gave a he-up
He shut up one eye + he quickly took aim
He said If I go crooked Im not for to blame
6.
He didn't go far till he quite went astray
And he fell to beating Kelly's horse + Mobray
Matt Hannon behind him began for to curse
And says 'Clery have patience you'll make the job worse
7.
'Your yoke it is bad + the ground it is long
Ill go home for a herring which might make you strong
Now start them again as there's no one in sight
You won't have the middle marked out agin night.
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2020-06-01 11:36
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Every morning a certain boy used to be late for school, but one day he was two hours late and the teacher asked him what kept
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:35
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minister went into the pulpit he told the boy that the sermon wa on Moses. Then he whispered the first part of the sermon. He said "Moses was an austere man, and he made atonement for the sins of his people." Then the boy started "Moses was an ostrich-man, and he made toe-ointment forthe shins of his people." "Ah! you idiot" you spoiled it" said the minister "And the idiots gathered around and spilt it" said the boy.
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2020-06-01 11:31
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One day Tommy the Englishman, Sandy the Scotchman and Paddy the Irishman decided to take a trip to Heaven. They journeyed for days and nights until afar off whom did they see only our old friend St. Peter. St. Peter was standing at the gate of Heaven clad in his gold and silver garments. Tommy the Englishman walked bravely up to St. Peter and St. Peter asked him if he ever told a lie and Tommy said he told one. St. Peter told him to walk around the wall of Heaven once. Sandy walked up to St. Peter, and he got the same question from Peter. He said he had lied five times. As St. Peter was talking to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:31
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knocked the church on his visit to ?.
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2020-06-01 11:30
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Cromwell got vexed and was said to cut off Fanning's head.
There is an old castle in the school district. A Bishop that lived in it : Dr James Butler. People named Shea are herding it for Harney's. The tradition is. Once upon a time there lived an old Bishop. He wrote the Catechism which is being learned in every school in the diocese of Cashel. He was a very holy man at first. There was a chapel in the field net to him and he said mass in ti every day. He lived in a field next to our house. One day he held a great feast. Anyone who liked could come. While they were at the feast, he took a great love for a Protestant girl. Little by little he grew more fond of her. He married the Protestant girl. The P.P. of the place got Mass said in the church every Sunday. One Sunday after the P.P. had said Mass he went to the Bishop and asked him to turn back again but he would not. When he was getting old, he became for his great deed and knew that he had no hope of Heaven. He went to the P.P. of the place and asked if he would convert him. The P.P. did not. He wrote to the Pope. The pope said that he would not be converted unless water flowed up a hill. He would not be forgiven until tears flowed up his forehead. He cried until they did. It was said that the sun never shone in the room where he was married. Cromwell
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2020-06-01 11:29
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Hannon's Ploughman.
Got from Tos. Tallon (see Page 68) - on 28-2-36.
As told by Thos. Tallon -
"This Ballad was made by Jim Broughan of Knockatomcoyle about 35 years ago. He was a fiddler + was the most undervaluing man ever lived or died. He was always smiling + making the height of fun of you. He was born in Knockatomcoyle but he left + at the latter end of his days + got married + died in Dublin. He is dead about 26 years. His father was the best fiddler in Ireland. Biddy has his fiddle + 'tis a Perry. Old Broughan used to teach the fiddle. I never heard them playing."
I
Come all you brave ploughmen, weree'er you may be
And pray pay attention for a moment to me
Concerning James Clery who lately was bound
For Guinness' brewery but was passed as unsound.
II
Ronconciled to misfortune like any poor man.
He quickly came home and as ploughman began.
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2020-06-01 11:28
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thought they would be all right. After and hour when the farmer was in bed, the fox came. He saw that the door of the shed was locked. He saw a hole in the side of the wall. He crept in and ate many hens. When he was finished he could not get out through the hole, because he was too fat. he thought of a plan. He lay at the door of the shed, pretending that he was dead. When the farmer came to feed his hens he found the fox at the door. He threw the fox outside until he fed his hens. When he threw out the fox the latter jumped up and ran away.
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2020-06-01 11:25
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Long go there was a fox and he used to go to a farmer's place and eat all the hens. One evening the farmer thought of a plan. He shut all his hens in and
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2020-06-01 11:24
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There are three ruined Castles in the neighbourhood, at Farranory, Lismalin and Coolquil. There was another in old times near the old churchyard in Lower Ballingarry. I do not know of any ruined churches but there are several old graveyards. In the year 1754 there was a church out on Fennelly's hill called the little yellow church. It was built east and west. There was a stone wall seven feet high and two gable-ends, and a boarded altar at the east end. There were four small windows with glass in two, a large doorway in the west end and twelve coules well thatched. The parish priest was Fr Laurence Lonergan and his Fr J Maher. William Pollard taught Catechism in the church. The place around the Church was called Kilveheen (Cill Beirín) church of the little birch tree.
There was a castle in Edmond Brien's lower Ballingarry. It was built by Fanning who had two other castles, one at the cross of Mohober and the other in Farramory. There is no trace of these castles now except the one in Farrannory which is in ruings. One day Cromwell was coming from Fethard to Callan. He passed through Ballingarry and he met Fanning. He was talking to him for a while when they saw a fire in the distance. Fanning said it was his castle on fire. Cromwell and his soldiers went to quench the fire. When they reached where the fire was they found it was only furze burning
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2020-06-01 11:24
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on in the desert and army was patiently waiting for reinforcements. The head of one group sent a messenger to the other saying "Send reinforcements were are going to advance." The other head took him into a little room. The sentry took the message up wrongly and the other soldiers heard it like this: "Send three and four pence we are going to a dance."
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2020-06-01 11:21
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There was a war going
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-01 11:20
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is the sign of good luck, and if you see two priests, it is the sign of bad luck, and three is the sign of a marriage.
When you hear a fairy woman crying, there is someone dying around that place.
When you see a ghost, you should never be afraid, because that is a poor soul who wants someone to get a Mass said for it.
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When you see a priest, that
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If a person spills salt, it is the sign of a row.
If a glove falls it is the sign of a disappointment.
To find a horseshoe is lucky, it must be thrown over the left shoulder.
If you pull a tooth you must throw it over your left shoulder, and bless yourself.
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If a black cat comes into the house, it is a sign of bad luck.
When a donkey is heard braying in the evening, it is the sign of the death of a tinker.
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seven boys. They stand in a line and throw their stones. Whoever is the fathest away from a large stone called the "pan" puts his stone on it. Then the other boys collect their stones and throw them at the one on the "pan". Before a boy throws a stone, he has to shout "duck". If he does not shout "duck", he will have to place his stone on the "pan". When it is knocked off the "pan" another boy will have to place his stone on the "pan". When it is knocked off the "pan" another boy will have to place his stone on it.
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Duck is played by at least
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Passport is played by any number of boys. It is a very amusing game, and is played as follows.
The boys close their eyes and move away a short distance and call something that is near to them and if one guesses the wrong thing he runs into the house. In the meantime the others make up the name of some great warrior such as Wolfe Tone. Then the boys call in the boy who is outside and they shout "Passport". If the boy says the correct name, he comes in and choses a boy to go out and take his place out-side, while the others make up another name.
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week or a fortnight and your feet will be cured.
Hurt Foot
The cure for a hurt foot is to go to a place where there is a water-fall and let the water flow on the sore part of the foot, it will be cured after a short period.
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Warts
If a person has warts, one cure is to put the same number of stones as he has warts into a bag and tie the bag. Then the person that lifts the bag will get the warts and they will leave you.
Corns
Put your feet in salty water for ten minutes every day for a
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string, and then he will tie the string to the anvil. He will redden a poker and with go to put it under the person's nose. When the person notices the poker he will pull back his head and the tooth will spring out.
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Skin disease
The seventh and the ninth son of any family can cure almost any skin-disease. There must of course be no daughter in the family.
Severe Colds or Pneumonia
These were cured in ancient times in sweat-houses. This was known as a primitive Turkish bath.
Pimples and boils
Nettles and dandelion roots were collected in the spring and boiled. These were given to children who had pimples and boils.
Toothache
If any person has a toothache, he can go to the blacksmith and he will tie the tooth with a peice of
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Bleeding Finger
If any person has a bleeding finger, he can get it cured immediately by putting it to a cobwed.
Wildfire
This is cured by rubbing gold on it.
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Ring Worm
First get the juice of a Spanish onion. then pour some of the juice on the palm of your hand and rub it to the affected part of the head. Do this three times. The head is rubbed three times in honour of the Father Son and Holy Ghost.
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that handkerchief all the year, and if anyone in the house has a head-ache tie this silk handkerchief round his head. It is said that the pain will go away within an hour.
Tooth Ache
As Peter sat weeping on a marble stone, Jesus came to him all alone. "What troublest thou Peter?" "Master I am troubled with a toothache" Jesus said to Peter "Say the prayer - Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in thee", and obeying, Peter said the prayer, and his tooth-ache was cured. Jesus also added that whosoever shall say this prayer for His sake shall be cured.
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every farmer used to hire a few women in the summer to make a supply of "balls" for the winter. The small coals that are screened out of the culm is called "bris". Some people put the "bris" on the fire and others pound it up with a culm pounder and mix it through the culm.
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The people in this district usually burn culm. It is got in mines in the ground in a few scattered places in this county. It is sold in Ballingarry creamery at a shilling per hundred weight. Before used it is worked with a mixture of yellow clay and water to make it stick. It is thoroughly mixed and turned to give it an equal working. When it is well "danced" it will stick to the shovel. Then it is gathered into a neat heap and it is ready for ball making. It is made into "balls" by the hands or by a "shooter". The hand made "balls" are the firmest. When making them with the hands first of all a big handful of culm is take in one hand. Then it is divided into two equal parts and it is tightened together. Then she rolls them in her two hands to make them smooth and round. Then she puts some sticks in the fire and puts the culm "balls" on them. If the balls are left too long in the sun they will not last long as wet ones. The mines of Slievardagh are not worked by a company. The mines are called "bassets". The miners of this district can know by the taste of the "slig" if there is culm under it. They dig straight down through the ground until they meet the coal and culm. Then they dig horizontally and prop according as they go along. They work by the light of candles when they are down in the mines. They bring up the culm in large boxes. Long ago
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Head Ache
On the ever of St. Brigid's feast hang a silk handkerchief on a hawthorn bush then say a prayer to St. Brigid. Then keep
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Sore Eyes
Local cure - bathe them in water from St. Brigids steam three times a day.
Sty in the Eye
Get a branch of thorns and for nine nights point a thorn at the sty nine times each night.
Sore mouths
The way to cure a sore-mouth is to get a person who never saw his father to breathe into the sick man's mouth, and it will improve.
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A Burn
The person holds his arm if the burn is there in front of the fire for about ten minutres.
Broken Nose and black eye
The person puts a piece of steak resting on the eye for about fifteen minutes.
Bandy Legs
The person dips his legs into a blacksmith's tub saying a little rhyme.
Toothache
The person rubs the stocking which he wore that day on the jaw in which the toothache is.
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Warts
Cut a slice of a raw potato and rub it on the wart every day till the wart rots.
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bandage has slipped off my leg." The mother went over to her with the intention of putting on the bandage again.
The mother looked at her leg, and found the bandage had disappeared and the injured leg healed.
Blistered Feet
The cure for this is a very common one. The afflicted person walks into salt water three times, and after a few days he is cured.
Hay Fever
The person holds his breath as long as he is able and the fever will be cured also squeeze the centre of his hand tightly.
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Injured Leg
It happened that a young girl, who had been making the stations at St. Brigids stream got cured. She had been visiting the stream with her mother for more than five years.
One day as she was making the station the mother heard her shout "the
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wound and by tightening the turnkey. It is done by putting and tying a piece of cloth just above the wound. A piece of stick is put through the cloth and is tightened. This stops the blood from the wound until it is later dressed.
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Whoopingh Cough
The cure for this is to bring the person, and hold his head over a pail of hot tar. Then he inhales and after some time he is cured. Another cure for this is to spit out three times on seeing a white horse.
Hiccough
This is cured if the afflicted person is given a fright. Another way is taking a drink of cold water quickly, and to gulp it down their throat. When it meets the hiccough, the person swallows it with the water.
Bleeding
Bleeding is cured by placing a turnkey above the
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Toothache
Put mustard in your teeth or put ginger or salts or iodine and they will cure it after a while.
Whooping Cough
Mix honey, lemon-juice and castor-oil together and give to the person who has the cough.
Measles
Keep in a dark room, and take hot drinks and whiskey and also wear red flannel.
Itch
Take sulphur ointment and boiled sulphur.
Warts
Put ink on them, or spirits of salts or iron water from the blacksmith's forge.
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Toothach
Put mustard in your teeth or put ginger or salts or iodine and they will cure it after a while.
Whooping Cough
Mix honey, lemon-juice and castor-oil together and give to the person who has the cough.
Measles
Keep in a dark room, and take hot drinks and whiskey and also wear red flannel.
Itch
Take sulphur ointment and boiled sulphur.
Warts
Put ink on them, or spirits of salts or iron water from the blacksmith's forge.
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in addition to their own contribution, made valuable presents to the altar. The church costs £2,200, £1,000 of which was collected in the parish, £600 outside, and the remainder was the collection of the family, friends, and connections of the parish priest. From the same respected family, so liberal in the cause of religion - promoting it not merely in missionary labours, but by what is generally called substantial aid - a parochail house, whith twelve or fourteen acres of ground adjoining the church, was granted, rent free, for ever. Shortly before twelve o'clock his lordship, Dr. Cantwell, with the cross bearer, attending priests, and acolytes, formed into procession, and commenced the ceremony of dedication, which was strickly gone through, in accordance with thes solemn ritual of the Church. After the procession had moved round the interior and exterior of the building, the Rev. B. Flood, Duleek, as celebrant, with the Rev. Mr Fulham, or Ratoath and the Rev. Mr. Wheeler, Administrtor, Stamullin, and very Rev. Mr. Mathews, Vicar, as master of the ceremonies, proceeded to the altar and celebrated High Mass. Immediately after the conclusion of the mass, the Very Rev. Denis Gargan, D. D., Professor in the College of Maynooth, ascended the pulpit and preached the dedication sermon. The very rev. preacher took for his test - "I purpose to build a temple to the name of the Lord thy God" - from the 5th verse of the 5th chapteer of the 3rd Book of Kings. After having briefly and eloquently referred to the history of the Temple of
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of an adjoining parish. The design of the Church was sketched by the venerated curate, the Rev. T. Langan, under whose direction all the details of the building were strictly carried out. The design is that of the Norman Cothic, with porches and gables surmounted by crosses. The length of the Church from the altar to the front entrance, is one hundred and twenty feet, twenty of what being occupied by the sanctuary. It is thirty feet wide, and thirty feet high to the springing of the roof which is formed of open work, the principal beams of which rest on projecting cut stones carbels. The eastern window is a very fine one - style, Gothic with wheel at top - was executed by Mr. Hammond, of Sheephouse quarries. The altar, the work of Mr. Balff, is of Caen stone, with enamelled stained glass panels bearing the monogram of the Blessed Virgin. The beautiful tabernacle is from the design of the rev. curate, of whom it may be truly said that he has given his life, like his rev. brother, to the service of religion without having received more than a nominal earthly reward. Behind and about the tabernacles stands a Munich statue of the "Master Dolarosa", of beautiful and curious workmanship, on which the light reflected from an ambetrstained glass window above plays with fine effect. The platform of the alter is made of stone, and the flooring of the chancel is of elegant tesselated tiling. Miss Langan, the sister of the rev. clergyman of the parish, made a present to the church of a very valuable gold communion cup, and many other ladies and gentlemen,
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The O Madden's who were at on time chiefs of Ely O'Carroll, had, like many others to seek refuge in the mountains of Tipperary to escape the relentless sword of Cromwll. One branch at least established itself midway between Lackamore and Rear Cross at a place now called Toureenbrien.
This townland derives its name from one Brien O Madden. Hence the name Tuarín Bríain (Uí Madain). He had his residence overlooking the Clare river at the Tooreenbrien Bridge. The last of the race died in poverty in 1897. It seems that in their flight from Ely O Carroll they were able to bring some of their princely wealth with them. The last scion of the family used to relate a story of certain hidden lost gold. There was what he termed a "boot of gold" which descended, heirloom fashion, from father to son. Now the last to possess this "boot" was a woman.
For some reason or other she came to the conclusion that 'twas better to quit Tooreenbrien with her treasure. Highwaymen and white boys had a habit of relieving people of surplus wealth in her days. Nor did she get away unnoticed. The story goes taht she was followed. She unwitterd her pursuers however. She crossed the intervening hills between Tooreenbrien and Toorstaggart (Tuar an tSagart).
She was traced to a place called Blain; she was minus her boot of gold. However the mystery deepens here for the woman disappears also. Nor was she ever
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present inhabitants of Ballytracey, Ballyoughter, Gorey, Co Wexford recently, (The '98 celebration revived it). The descendants of brave Jack Murphy still live in Ballytracey, and are called "The Shore Murphys" in memory of this event, and to distinguish them from other families of the same name.
But the descendants of Moulds and of some other yeomen mentioned in this balled also live not far away, so it is only "on the quiet" this ballad can be repeated fearing "to open up old sores". It is no harm to repeat it here, where the inhabitants have no knowledge of the descendants of the people mentioned.
Note:- At the '98 celebration in May '98, they erected a monument over Jack Murphy's grave and held a demonstration there.
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* See page 166
The following is the greater part of a song or balled which I often heard my uncle Pat McGloin (RIP) of my native place Berada, Co Sligo sing. It was made about "The Tithe Law", the "ball" mentioned representing The Tithes. It is a bit severe on the Protestant religion, and my uncle often told us of a Protestant woman - one of the Gawley's living a few miles away requesting him one night to sing this song which she heard he was well.
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"We have set their old Mass house in blazes,
Let their Virgin come down and put it out."
When they had their ill-work completed,
They rode off with triumph on each brow,
To do more such work for the devil,
For which he's rewarding them now.
As the chapel was furiously burning
In the turmoil brave Jack got away,
Down to his wife in Ballytracey,
Where they both lived for many a long day.
When he died it was many years after,
Myself was right there on the spot,
We laid him in Boolavogue churchyard,
Beneath where he knelt down to be shot.
At the great "Ninety - eight celebration,"
The members of that club did search
For the grave where our hero is buried,
And the Emmet Band played "The Dead March."
They played it with most solemn grandeur
On the head of Jack Murphy's grave,
May his soul shine for ever in heaven
For he was a true patriot brave.
This song was got from the
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"up to dates" and "imperators."
Parnell brought the seed of the champions: they thought it well to change the seed they had because they were failing so often through blight. The potato blight was the cause of the Great Famine in 1847, and there was often a famine before and after '47 because of the blight. They (the champions) throve well in the country, and were kept for years; but people know now that seed potatoes should be changed from time to time.
There was a song about Parnell after his death, and one verse was:
"In time of need he brought champion seed,
"And oats too, we could see,
When distress was great he sold his estate
For to serve his country.
And to release it back again
To America he sailed o'er;
But now alas! it has come to pass
That brave Parnell is no-more."
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Before the potatoes are sown in Spring the big ones have to be cut in two or three parts, leaving an eye in each part. When the crop is over-ground the furrows have to be scuffled or dug with the plough and a stone drawn in the furrows to brake the lumps. Then they have to put this clay to the potato stalks and it is called moulding them, it is done with the plough. This has to be done twice in the summer. They also have to be sprayed early in July, to prevent the potato-blight. Washing-soda and a chemical called blue stone are dissolved in water, and sprayed over the stalks with a machine called a sprayer. The Kerrs-pinks and Aran Banners grow best in this district.
Names of Potatoes.
"Kerr's pinks Irish Queens
Arran Banners Sharp's express
Leinster Winder's Shamrock potatoes British Queens
Long ago there were champions and flounders and early potatoes called "toliés", and
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There was a poet in fever sick,
His case was unconsoling,
His wife and children round him sat,
In bitter grief condoling.
Their sighs and tears had no effect,
From his complaint to free him,
And what was worse his nearest friends
Could not come in to see him.
The doctor he came in post-haste,
No man could he go faster,
With all his "nosrums" in a sack,
And plenty oil of castor.
But when he saw the dying man
Stretched out for death before him,
He swore "begob; that all his wits
To life could not restore him.
...........(There is a verse missing here.)
And when the meat it was brought in
The pot is was got ready,
To pick a bone and drink some broth,
Up jumps poor lifeless Neddy.
The meat it was so very good,
And it had such a flavour,
X Author of this ballad - Neddy Anderson, a local poet, native of Lukeswell, Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny.
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But the Plan of Campaign it will pull down your pride,
Tis able to stand every storm
If my husband does drink, what is that to you (has it to do)
I'd rather he'd drink it than give it to you,
So make up your mind, you wont get a screw,
For your poor marshy land is no bargain.
We all joined the League on last New Year's Day
I think in me heart we're not goin' astray,
While our clergy are with is we'll carry the sway,
Marching us all in good order.
Here's to Father OLeary, the pride of our isle,
'Tis he that could title the landlords in style,
And Fr OSheehy of the rank and file,
Beware and dont tramp on his corns."
She shouted "Hurrah!" and she shouted "Hurray!"
He turned his back, and like Nick flew away
God save the Land-League, old Ireland did say,
Agus fág é mar siud mar atá sé.
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One evening of late from Bandon I strayed
To sweet Clonakilty I was making my way
At Ballinascarthy some time I delayed
And I wetted my whistle with "porter"
I kindled my pipe, and I spat on my stick,
And out the coach-road like a deer I did trip,
Sure I cared for no bailiff, landlord or old Nick,
But I sang like a lark in the mornin!
I scarcely had travelled a mile of the road,
When I heard a dispute in a farmer's abode,
'Tween the son of a landlord, an ill-looking toad,
And the wife of a bold tenant farmer,
Said he "what the dickens has come over ye all,
Not one penny rent can we get now at all,
Ah! but after the Sessions ye'll pay for it all,
Ye'll have the high-road for a farm.
Your husband I've seen in town th' other night,
He was drinkin' an' shoutin' all for Tenant Right,
But after the Sessions we'll put him to flight,
To follow his friends o'er the water."
"Ye Gaffer!" the bowld tenant's wife she replied
"You're worse than Churchill on the other side,
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river came up and ate them which caused red spots on the salmon.
The cullivan is the most harmless of all the weeds and it is very easy to pull it. The sour saddle grows in poor land There are cures in the chicken weed, some say it is a good cure fir comsumption.
The dock leaves do great harm to the land because the roots of it go down to the yellow earth. When the people of olden times had cough, they used the shamrock, they used to boil it in a pot and put sugar in it.
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smothers the plants the farer sets.
There are some herbs of great use. They are ground ivy, ground sel, fox glove and the bark of the Alder tree. The hazel tree has many vitures. It is sacred and powerful against devils wiles, and has sacred properties and is known only to the wise. The ancient Irish believed that they were fountains at the head of the chief rivers of Ireland over (wh) each of which grow nine hazel trees which at certain times produced red nuts. These nuts fell on the surface of the water, and the salmon of the
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There are many old weeds growing in the land, such as dockleaves, chicken weed, wild carrot, thistle, swich grass, cullivan.
The swich grass does the most harm to the land and it is very hard to get the land clear.
It is so plentiful, they person who is weeding his mangold or cabbage is in danger of pulling these little plant with it. The swich grass spreads through the land very rapidly, and
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hops along the road like hailstones?
(a) a magpie
(5) What is it that always walks on its head?
(a) a nail in a boot.
(6) Round the table and round the table sleeps in the corner at night?
(a) A dishcloth
(7) If a man wanted to light a fire, a candle and a stove and if he had only one match which would he light first?
(a) The match.
(8) On what side of the cup is the handle?
(a) the outside
(9) A car has something which it does not want but it cannot do without it?
(a) The noise of the car.
(10) Four feet and cannot walk, two ears and cannot hear a big mouth and cannot talk
(a)A pot
(11) As green as grass but not grass, as red as blood but not blood, as black as ink but not ink as while as milk
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(1) A quick father a slow mother twelve little children all like one another.
(A) a clock
(2) A little white man with a small white nose, the longer he lives the shorter he grows??
(A) a Candle
(3) headed like a thimble tailed like a rat you may guess for ever but you will never guess that?
(A) A pipe
(4) As black as ink as white as milk and
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laid an egg. Then she came back and left the egg there.
John Smyth
Tullebeg
Rahan
Tullamore
Offaly
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BÓTHAR a' CHAPTAEN
ó Mináird Thoir go Garrdhaí na dTor. É ana árd. Fuair sé a ainm ó'n gCaptaen Égar a bhí mar ceannphort ar Ghárdaí an Cósta a bhí 'na gcomhnuidhe ar an Mináird Thoir ceithre fichid bliain ó shoin. D'aistrigheadhar go dtí an staisiún nuadh in aice an Chaisleáin 'na dhiaidh san.

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BÓTHAR na gCAT: - ó'n Eaglais thar an sliab go dtí
CAM a' LONNDEAIG - i bparoisde Liospóil. Bhíodh cait fiadhaine ann tráth.

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BÓTHAR a CHUILÍN
é i bhfuirm cuilín - bóthairín ins na Dúnta é.

BÓTHAR na gCLOCH - sna Dúnta é ana gharbh

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BÓTHAR SHEÁIN ÓIG
botháirin cumhang ón mbóthar mór i mBaile na Saor Beag go Gort na gCuileannach

BOTHAIRÍN HOGAN
ó Ghleann na Mináirde go Mináird Thoir

BOTHAIRÍN DHONNCHA - sna Dúnta
BOTHAIRÍN LARRY - ó'n scoil go dtí Cill Mhuire

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AN BÓTHAR NUADH
ó Mináird Thoir go dtí an Caisleán

DROIM a' DOIRE
an sean bhóthar go dtí an Caisleán

BÓTHAR a Ghraibhthín
ó Bhaile na Saor go dtí Mám a' Ghurráin

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Bóthar na mBróg:-
In-aice an Daingin - an sean bhóthar ar and dtaobh thoir. Is annso do chuireadh na mná a mbróga ortha agus iad ag siubhal go dtí an Daingean.
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2020-05-31 23:18
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One bright night a man was out cutting oats. It was about an hour of night. The man had the sheaves left down and a while after he began to tie them. The first one he took a black cat ran out from under it. Every sheaf he took up after that a black cat ran out. People say it is not right to be out late at night working. After that the man was never out late at night cutting oats.
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2020-05-31 23:16
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Bhí fear ann uair amhain. Bhíodh sé ag imirt cartaí gach uile oidhche. Oidhche amháin nuair a bhí sé ag dul amach ag imirt cartaí tháinic cioth mór air. Bhí sheach ar thaobh an bhóthair. Chaidh an fear faoi fhascadh an chrainn, agus ar seisean is féin. "M'anam gur fuar an oidhche í".
Fhreahair guth é agus dubhairt is fuar, a mhanadh." Nuair a chuala an fear sin cuaidh sé arárle agus ní deaca sé amach aon oidhche fhuar tar éis sin.
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2020-05-31 23:12
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Sceilp a leanbh Maidín a bhóthair Poll na Bhreac
Garrdha Holl- een Cruicín Néill, Poll Mór
Páirc a Locha Park, Umar Geal
Fiodán bán. Nuck, Garrdha Guirt
Cup an tige Sliabh na mBan
Mainteóg,, Sliab Caorach
Fiodán, Log Duff
Barnhill
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2020-05-31 23:07
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Bhí fear í Ameiricá fadhó gach lá agus gach oidhce caitead se dul tár abainn í mbadh go dtí a oíbre bí fear ann agus bí duil san ol aige agus sciaid go tí teac an ól. Nuair a taíníg sé arís bí an badh intuighte ní raibh fíos aige sán díman ceardh a runne sé. Tosuig sé ag smaonadh agus ag smaoineadh
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2020-05-31 23:03
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sa deire fuair sé plant agus tosúig ag snam amach san úisge. Nuiair a bhí sé amuig san túsge dubhaire sé tá Dia go mait act. Níl an diabhal go hólc. Nuair a tainig sé go dti an raob éile slan dubaire e túig lé Dia agus an díabal dul go n0Ifrínn anóis.
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2020-05-31 23:01
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D'fhágais mairg go fairsing ar Chlár Luirc,
Agus ar pharóisde an Daingin bhí ar lasadh le grádh dhuit,
Go deo ar do charaid 's gan mhalairt i ndán dóibh,
Ó d'imthig an-acfuinn ar flaith nár cáineadh.

Tá 16 bhearsaí sa Chaoineadh seo. An Caoineadh ar fad le fághail sa "Duanaire Duibhnech", amhráin Iarthair Chiarraidhe a bhailig Seán Ó Dubhda O.S.
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2020-05-31 23:00
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Casadh triur fear an a cheile ceann as Sasana ceann as Alban agus ceann as Eireann. Bhí siad ag fanact le cárr sraidh. Táinig an carr act ní raibh aith ann acht i gcoír aon duine amháin. Duabhairt an toimánuidhe an duine a n-
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2020-05-31 22:58
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indon. Rith an madhadh in a diadh an caca agus fuar se greim air. Suid se sios ar taob an bhothair agus dith an caca.
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2020-05-31 22:57
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(Cailleadh an tAthair Eoghan 1856)

Anso cúpla bhéarsa do Caoine an Athar Eoghan Ó Suilleabháin:

"A Dhochtúir diadhachta mo dhoilgheas géar tu
Ag dul fá liogaibh go claoidhte tréith lag;
Glóire'n teampaill is gan amhras réiltheann,
An t-aodhaire dílis bhí fíor d'á thréadaibh.

D'imtig an laoch mear, mo léan! Ró luath uainn,
Ag moladh na Trionóide agus a glóire shuanmhar.
La Pheadair is go deo beidh tuairisc,
Go ndeaghais fé'n gcoróinn go deo gan buaireamh.
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2020-05-31 22:57
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o friochán agus o uilán agus imthocaidh me uaith anois mar tá mé indon. Dimthigh an caca leis ar an mbhothar Casad madad leis agus dubhairt sé "cen aith a tháinig tu as. Dealaig me amach ó cailín o bhuachall ó fríocthan agus o tulán agus ó fear agus uaith anois mar ta mé
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2020-05-31 22:54
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an caca. Labair sí agus dubhairt sé go n cireocháidh sé féir. Deirig sé agus rith sé amach an doras. Rith an cailin agus an bhuachall in a diad. Casad fear air an mbothar ris dubhairth sé "D cer aith a tainig ti as. Déalhaigh mé anach ó cailin agus ó buacaill
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2020-05-31 22:51
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Bhí bachaill agus cailín ann fado. An lá seo rinne an cailin cacha agus cuir sior san frioctar é
Le bhach - Suidh sí sios ag ar teine ag fairr ar an gcaca. Nuair a bhí an cailín ag dul ag togail sias ar
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2020-05-31 22:51
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naomhtha i gConndae Chiarraidhe na go dtugadh sé, agus ní h-aon uair amháin a chuaidh sé go "Knock" i gConndae Mhuigheó de shiubhal cos. Thugadh sé abhaile leis paidríní, iomaighthí beaga, agus rudaí beannuighthe eile d'á cháirdibh - tá cuid des na rudaí a thug sé ag daoine fós san áit seo. Do mhúineadh sé an Teagasc Chriostuidhe do leanbhaí áirithe a bhíodh ag ullamhú i gcóir Sácraimínt dul fá laimh Easbog, agus b'é a bhí go maith chuige.
Fear lúthmhar láidir a b'eadh é. Labaharann daoine fós mar gheall ar an gaisce a dhein sé nuair a léim sé an bóthar, ó chlaidhe go claidhe, i lár Baile na Mináirde Thiar. Deirtear leis 'na thoabh gur fhág sé Tráighlí lá díreach agus an cóisde ag fágaint agus gur túisce a shrois sé Baile na Saor (sin 23 míle taobh thair de Thráighlí) ná mar dhein an cóiste.
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2020-05-31 22:48
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ropa sin ag cur imridhe orm. Dubhairt an sagart an raibh rud ar bith eile ceangailte leis an rópa. Ó bhí arsan fear bhí much beág ceangailte dón rópa.
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2020-05-31 22:46
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Bhí fear ann uair amhain agus do goidh much agus bhí ropa ar a cós. Cuaidh se go faoisdín agus dubairt sé leis sagart gur goid sé rhopa. Tá go máit ar's an sagart aon rud eile. Dinnis sé a peaca eile go leir do agus áris dubairt sé ta an
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2020-05-31 22:45
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Ar an Mhináird Thiar sa pharóisde seo a rugadh agus a tógadh Pádruig Ó Briain, agus is ann a cailleadh é tímcheall le trí fichid bliain ó shoin. Daoine bochta gan talamh gan seilbh a b'eadh a mhuinntir. Saor cloiche agus dionadoír chómh maith do b'eadh é, agus chaith sé furmhór d'á saoghal ag obair ar phágh a lae do mhuinntir an cheanntair seo. Do chaith sé seacht mbliana in Aimeiricé le linn a óige, ach d'fhill sé abhaile go dtí n-a áit dhúthchais cé gur bhocht an saoghal a bhí i ndán do anso.
Bhí féith na filiochta go láidir ann, agus ba mhór an cháil a thuill sé dho féin in Iarthar Chiarraidhe le na chuid dán, "Caoineadh an Athar Eoghain O Súilleabháin, Sagart Pharóisde an Daingin, an píosa filíochta ba thábhachtaighe a chúm sé. Tá an dán fá chló sa leabhar san "Duanaire Duibhneach," ach is truagh go bhfuil furmhór a chuid dán dearmhadta ag na daoine. Is mó bhéarsa a chúm sé ag moladh daoine maithe agus áiteanna deasa srl, ach is minic leis a a thugadh sé leadhb d'á theangain do dhaoinibh suaracha ná'r thaithn leis.
Fear ana naomhtha do b'eadh é. Deireadh sé an Choróinn Mhuire do'n bpobal roimh aifrionn gach Domhnach i sáipéil Liospóil. Ní raibh turas
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2020-05-31 22:38
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The games the children played were "Burn Duck", Rounders, Sally, Hide and Seek, Blind man's Buff, Tug o'war, Gobs, Quoits, Football, Bowling, Swimming (in the Ilen River), Jumping, Pitching and "Pronnsansa". Sometimes the teacher and children used to go to the wood hunting rabbits, and the captured animals were put into a hole under the school cupboard. Grass and leaves were strewn round the school at night to provide food for the rabbits, as sometimes there were three or four in the "burrow".
The teacher and children often went on fishing expeditions too.
Occasionally the boys played truant, but they were always punished severely for so doing.
As the school was falling into decay, and the teacher was getting old, the landlord, Mr. Levis, got a new school built in Meenies in the year 1871, so Carraigín-thoil was no more.
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2020-05-31 22:34
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No Hedge schools existed in this district within living memory.
About 90 years ago a school called Cairrigin-thoil flourished near the townland of Guirtinihir. It had stone walls and a thatched roof. The floor was of clay, and there was one entrance door and two windows.
It was a Protestant school. The teachers' names were Mr. Keyes and Mr. Martin, and they used to lodge in an house in the townland of Bawnbee. The children paid from 2/6 to 5/- a quarter school fees, according to age.
There was no Irish taught in this school, but great attention was paid to the other subjects i.e. English, Arithmetic, Geography and History. The children wrote and did their sums on slates, though
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2020-05-31 22:30
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obair criochnuighthe acú tháinig an bhaísteach go trom agus agar se an feir ar fud pairche. Dubhairth an fear gur na daoine a bhí ag cuidhu léis a sgar an fheir mar sin. Nuair a cuala na doine e sin bhí fearg mór ortha agus níor thug said oan coughnamh do in a diadh sín.
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2020-05-31 22:30
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he came up with them, drew his sword and killed the officer who was on horseback. When their leader was gone, the soldiers ran away and the cattle went back to their rightful owners.
That put an end to the building of the Castle.
When it was being built, a girl went in to see it. She heard the tramp of the soldiers feet, and in great fear she went up the stairs to the third storey. Still the footsteps followed her, and as she could go no higher she flung herself through the window and was killed.
Such was the fear which haunted these poor peasant women.
Some time after the castle was built the officer hanged one of his men in the lower room. Ever since then clear water drips down on the place where he died.
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2020-05-31 22:29
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he came up with them, drew his sword and killed the officer who was on horseback. When their leader was gone, the soldiers ran away and the cattle went back to their rightful owners.
That put an end to the building of the Castle.
When it was being built, a girl went in to see it. She heard the tramp of the soldiers feet, and in great fear she went up the stairs to the third storey. Still the footsteps followed her, and as she could go no higher she flung herself through the window and was killed.
Such was the fear which haunted these poor peasant women.
Some time after the castle was built the officer hanged one of his men in the lower room. ver since then clear water drips down on the place where he died.
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2020-05-31 22:27
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Bí fear in a comharsana í gCo Mhuigheó. Bhí na comarsain ag teact le ngrann a tabhairt do ag sabhaíl an feir már. Bhí se fein tinn. Bhí daoine ás an Baile Mór in a comnuide in aice an pairc sin agus cosugeadar ag sabhail ar feír freisin. Sul a bhí an
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2020-05-31 22:27
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The ODonovan who built this castle was a very powerful chief and commanded a large army. His soldiers used to go through the country, seize the cattle and drive them to the castle, where they were slaughtered and their blood was used to make mortar.
Many horrible stories are told of the cruelties which occurred during these cattle raids. Here is one of them:
One day the soldiers were many miles away at a place called Adrigole. There they seized a cow belonging to a poor widow who lived in a small cabin with her deformed son - 'Dónal Cam'. When she saw the raiders driving away her only cow she was wild with anger and ran home to tell her son. Donmhnall Cam jumped up, took his sword and followed the soldiers over the hills and valleys for many miles. At last
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2020-05-31 22:24
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There were three entrances to the castle - the doors on the western and eastern sides being about two feet from the ground and that facing south is about 14 feet from the ground. A spiral staircase (96 steps) of stone leads to the top of the building, which is unroofed.
At the western side, a little distance from the main door is a dungeon which was used for storing ammunition. The windows are very narrow, and there are also holes in the walls through which boiling lead used to be poured down on the heads of the enemy.
In olden times, the rock on which the castle stands was surrounded by water, but years later the water was drained away. There are two rivers flowing close to the castle which unite lower down forming the river called "Abha na Fola". A rock situated near the castle is called "Carriag 'a Fola", which names show that much bloodshed occurred here.
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2020-05-31 22:20
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There is a place in the sea about a mile out from the shore known as the "Church banks", and when the waves break when crossing this place it is a sure sign of rain.
When the waves break over Locha Griobhtín making great noise which can be heard a long distance, it is another sign of rain.
There is a rock out in the sea, about a mile from the school know as Mucallach and when
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2020-05-31 22:19
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In the townland of Deelish, about four miles from Meenies School stands the ruin of an ancient Castle.
It is a square building, situated on a rock, and is said to have been built by The ODonovan in the 14th century. The inscription "Ó Donnabháin 1626" is cut into a large stone half way up the north wall of the Castle. It is a six storied building and contained about 30 rooms. It was a great stronghold and well built of stone and lime mortar. It is said the the mortar was mixed with the blood of cattle, which made the masonry very firm. The walls are still in good repair except for a large split in the western side which was caused by a cannon ball fired at it by Cromwell from Drimoleague Rock. A portion of the castle wall was then blown away but was afterwards repaired.
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2020-05-31 22:17
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the waves are seen dashing over this rock, it is a sure sign of rain.
When sea pigs are seen on the top of the water going to the west towards the Atlantic it is a sure sign of rain.
When the Brandon mountains appear near and black, it is another sign of rain.
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2020-05-31 22:15
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There is a hole on the side of the cliff in Ballylangane and it is called the Danes Cave.
It is going up through Lynch's land and it is ending in our land, The mouth of it is called the tobacco hole. If you wanted to go in and see it inside, you should have a flash lamp or a candle. If it quenched you would not be able to make you'r way out again.
Some people say that there are rooms and a door to go into each of the rooms. But other say there not. It is said
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2020-05-31 22:15
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The Road from Drimoleague to Meenies is called the Quarry Road. From the School to the Pattern Cross this road is called the Meenies Road. This road is made for about 150 years, and the workers got 8d. a day.
The Leaca Road is very old and runs along the side of a hill.
From the Old Pattern Cross to Dunmanway runs the NEW LINE, which was made about 50 years ago.
Further South is the Leach road joining the Quarry Road about a mile from Drimoleague Village. Near the Leach Road is the grave of one of Cromwell's soldiers, who got exhausted in the march from Cork to Bantry. The headstone remains, but the one at the foot has been removed.
There is nothing very interesting in connection with the other roads of the school district.
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2020-05-31 22:12
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that when the Danes came to Ireland they were looking for some hiding place so they found this hole. The Irish people saw how much they were afraid, so they called it the Danes Cave.
The Irish went in and they killed some of them. But the Irish never knew that they could come out of the other side.
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2020-05-31 22:11
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2020-05-31 22:10
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There is a blessed well at the north of Ballyheigue, about two miles from our school, in connection with which there is an old legend.
On the slope of the steep glen, there is an old ruin covered with ivy, in which the legend states is the ruin of an old Convent.
One certain stormy night a party of pirates sailed up the little bay near by and attacked the Convent. The Community begged for mercy but the invaders were deaf to their
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2020-05-31 22:09
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many places to sell their apples that day. The streets used to be lined with stalls and boxes of apples, and when the usual fair business was over, young men and girls used to gather into the village and spend the evening in enjoyment. It was one of the outstanding events of the year, though not very important now.
It is said the St. Finbar founded the Big Fair. At any rate the date corresponds with that of the Saint's death, so there may be some truth in the statement.
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2020-05-31 22:08
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pleadings. The Abbess prayed to God for mercy, and they were struck blind. The invaders promised never again to attack the Convent, they were told to go to a well near by and to bathe their eyes in it, and their sight was restored.
From that day to this people who have sore eyes go to the well to pay rounds and sometimes their sight gets cured.
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2020-05-31 22:06
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half a crown to every £10 for a cow, and so on in proportion to the price.
There was a public house on the Rock owned by a Mr. McCarthy, who did a great business in the "good old days". Disputes and faction fights were common so that the place earned for itself the saying
"Drimoleague Rock is a quarrelsome station."
When the railway was extended to Drimoleague the fairs were transferred from the Rock to the village so as to be convenient to the Railway Station, and the publican on the Rock lost his business but he was compensated in some way. Drimoleague street is not a suitable place in which to hold a fair, especially as pigs and cattle are sold there on the same day. Tolls are not collected in Drimoleague now. Pigs and sheep are bought when in the carts. The buyers usually come by car or lorry on the morning of the fair, so that hotel keepers do not make as much profit as in former years.
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2020-05-31 22:03
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it was he who brought the true faith to Ireland.
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2020-05-31 22:02
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night the boys and girls of the house put nuts near the fire, they say that if the nuts jump near each other they will get married but if they jump away from each other they will not get married. Then they get a basin of water and put an apple into it, they must go in their knees and put their hands behind their backs and try to catch the apple.
First of May all the people bring in a piece of a May bush to welcome the summer. On St Patrick day the people wear a piece of shamrock or a harp, because
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2020-05-31 22:02
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The Fair is now held in Drimoleague village on the second Thursday of each month, but about half a century ago it was held on the Rock, about half a mile to the north of Drimoleague village. This was a very suitable place to hold a Fair as the important roads of the district passed through it or close beside it. In those days the nearest railway station was Dunmanway, ten miles away, so animals had to be driven or carted that distance to be sold.
The customs existing at the fairs then were somewhat the same as at the present day. Pigs were never bought in carts, but had to taken out on the ground. Sheep were more plentiful then than now. Tolls were collected when the Fairs were held on the Rock. Luck-money was given as at present to the amount of sixpence a bonham, a shilling for a pig of calf,
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2020-05-31 21:59
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There are many old customs in this place still, some of them have died away. On St Stephen's day young boys of the parish go around from house to house gathering money. They take with them a dead wren on a holly bush.
On Easter Sunday morning people eat eggs for their breakfast. There is a rhyme made about it. One egg for a proper gentleman, two eggs for a gentleman, three eggs for a bocac, and four eggs for a proper bocac. On November
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2020-05-31 21:58
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LEITRA = LIATH DOIRE = grey oak wood.
INSE GAORGHAIDH is a wooded glen near the River Ilen.
CARRAIG AN AIFRINN = Mass Rock near Drimoleague Rock.
OWENASHINGANE = ABHA NA SIONGÁIN = Ant River.
AHNAMUDDAWN = ABHA NA MBODÁN. There is a ford where this stream crosses the high road between Aughaville and Dereenaverrihy. A famous cattle raid took place near this spot, between the ODriscolls and the O'Donovans.
The cattle were driven several times across this stream, backwards and forwards. Many of the poor beasts were dishorned and had nothing left but the stump (budán)
Hence the name
Abhnambudan = River (or Ford) of the Horn Stumps.
RUAGACH RIVER = Pursuing River
ABHA NA FOLA = River of blood, flows southwards from where Castle Donovan stands.
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2020-05-31 21:54
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LEITRA = LIATH DOIRE = grey oak wood.
INSE GAORGHAIDH is a wooded glen near the River Ilen.
CARRAIG AN AIFRINN = Mass Rock near Drimoleague Rock.
OWENASHINGANE = ABHA NA SIONGÁIN = Ant River.
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2020-05-31 21:50
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Páirc na Pleidhe is a field in which patterns used to be held, but it is now well cultivated
Carn na bPort is a place in which heather and coarse grass grow. It also contains huge rocks.
Páirc Gainmh contains a gravel pit.
Clais a Phúca means the fairies' hollow.
Páirc Ádhmhar means the "Lucky Field".
Carraig a' Daoí is a field in which there is a small rock.
Páirc Tulcháin contains a large heap of small stones
Coréal contains a disused stone quarry.
Guirtín-ithir means "little tillage field".
Poll a Danair is the name of a field in Guirteenihir in which a Danish fortress was situated. This field contains underground passages and "rooms" but the entrance has long been closed up with earth and stones
Leaca Tobair is a steep field in which there is a spring well.
Míontáin is so called because of the black earth which is in it.
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2020-05-31 21:44
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There is a well in Nedineagh near Dunmanway which in olden times was noted for the cure of sore eyes. It is called the Masters well. The cure for thrush in babies was to have the child inhale the gander's breath while fasting in the morning. The seventh son in a family was supposed to be able to cure certain disease in animals. He could cure them without any medecine by making "Cross ná páiste" over them.
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2020-05-31 21:38
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fine winter we will have a bad summer. They also say that if the first of February which is called St Bridget's day is fine we will get good weather during the year. If the 15th of July which is called Sweetene day is wet we will get forth days and forty nights of rain.
We get a knowledge of the weather from the birds and animals. It is a bad sign of the weather to see the cat near the fire. It is a bad sign to see the goats coming down the mountain.
If it does not rain after twelve o'clock on Saturday the following week will be fine.
If a snipe began to screech after rising it would be sign of rain.
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2020-05-31 21:32
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When there is a white fog on the mountain we will have find weather. When there is a gloomy fog on the mountain it is a sign of bad weather.
It is a sign of rain to see the rocks shining.
A rainbow in the morning is a shepherds warning.
A rainbow in the evening is a shepherds delight.
When the smoke whirls down the chimney it is a sign of rain.
It is a sign of bad weather to see ants on the rocks and on the road.
Some people know when we will have a change in the weather by the noise of streams.
It is a sign of bad weather to see the sea gulls flying around.
The old people say that if we get a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 21:25
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the neighbourhood always came on May morning between three and four oclock before sunrise to the point to take water from the meeting of the three springs so as to have the juice of the three townlands for herself and so have abundance of crops and butter for the ensuing year. If a farmers calves were dying he could avoid the scourge by taking water from the meeting of the three springs and the calves would live by himself and die by one of the men whose's land was bounded by the streams a drop of the water should be put in the calves milk. If the calves were dying in a farmer and if he throws the skin of the calf the calves will cease dying in the first mans begin dying in the min whose land the skin or corpse was thrown.
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2020-05-31 21:12
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Dubairt duine eigin leis an mnaoi siubhal "N'fheadar in do cor cad tá uirrí" "Ni mar sin domhsa" arsa'n bean siubhal "Tá fhios agam go maith cad tá uirri. Tá "gol an gaire anuiridh" uirri
Paddy Matt Age 65 yrs.
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2020-05-31 20:59
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Once upon a time there was a man coming from town after 12 o'clock at night and he met a man who was after dying a week before that and he was walking in the air. When he came on an other piece of the road he met a coffin and four men shouldering it and he went away and he returned back again and he looked in across the fence and he saw four white men standing back from the coffin and the coffin standing in the air and he went to read the Breastplate and he couldnt because it was written in Latin. He crossed the fence out again and he went up on his bicycle but it would not stir for him and he came away another
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2020-05-31 20:54
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pot of Gold with her and put it at the head of the grave and concealed it with earth. But her daughter in law watched her and went to the grave and brought in some of the Gold which supplied all her means. She brought plenty provisions for all the house and nes chlots for herself and her husband and children and old lady said to her. Airia a Máire a cuisle cé fuaras an tairgead go léir and her daughter answered Ó Dia na Glóire Naofad go deo leis. And everafterward they had full and plenty and the old lady was buried and sience that she never came back to look for the gold.
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2020-05-31 20:46
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There was an old woman there long ago. She was very wealthy and she used to store a certain amount of money every day for fear of getting poor. And she would have this provision to draw to her if needs be. Then her husband died and she went down in her means so rather than draw on her funds she gave up her place to her son and he got married and found it very hard to manage so this day she told her son her end was near and that she would like him to dig one sod of her grave every day so he did as she wished him and when it was finished she went out to see it. She said it was very fine. So the next day she stole out and took her
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 20:21
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There was once a man who was sick and he sent for the priest. At twelve o'clock in the night the priest came and brought the clerk with him. He left his motor-car on the side of the road and he went up to the house where the man was sick. He left the clerk inside in the motor-car. When the priest went into the house a man appeared to the clerk and asked him if he would fight and he said he would. The man had a knife in his hand and he threw it at the clerk and killed him. Then the man dragged the clerk away from the motor-car and carried him above the house where the man was sick. After that there used to be a spirit
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 20:08
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road, but here the "beart" was too big and wide for the gate. The two brothers pushed him through and this made his horse-load of hay.
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2020-05-31 20:07
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townland of Tournanolough. There were six brothers. John was the oldest, and he was said to be the second strongest man in Kerry. The strongest man in Kerry was said to be in the Tralee of Dingle mountains somewhere.
This John Horan went to Dicksgrove for a load of hay but Captain Meredith would not allow any horses or common carts to his house. So they had to leave their horses at the upper gate where Johny Sullivan now lives. John Horan asked the Captain to let him take down his horse as he was young and frightsome, but the captain refused and told Horan that he would give him what he could carry in a rope for the price of a hundred weight. Horan asked him if he would allow his brothers rise the "beart" on him, two of whom were with him. The captain said he would. The Horans laid down their car rope and filled it with as much hay as they could put in. Jermiah and Pat raised the "beart" on John's and John carried the "beart" from the house up to the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 20:03
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The grandfather of the present Meredith of Dicksgrove was known as Captain Meredith.
He was once selling hay in the Spring-time at Dicksgrove when hay was scarce.
There lived at that time a family named Horan's in the
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2020-05-31 20:00
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beo no marbh ataoi ?". A muise bhi misneach aice mar sin fein. "Beo fos ach ar eigin e" ar seisean agus gur b'fhearr leis gur marbh a bheadh - bhi an fulag comh dian san agus d'iarr se deoch de'n uisge uirthe. Dubhairt sise na raibh aon arus aice a thabharfadh chuige an t-uisge. Chomharlaig se di brog a bhaint do fein agus lan na broige d'uisge a thabhairt chuige agus annsan d'inis se di gur
"Annso a thugadar an cath"
agus an sgeal go leir trid sios. Dubhairt se lei annsan an stoc do bhailiu agus iad do bheith aice fein mar go rabhadar a bhfad o bhaile. Bhronn se an stoc go leir uirthe. Thug si an deoch do agus d'eag se laithreach.
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2020-05-31 19:45
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Ni raibh aon chath riamh nar thainig duine eigin saor as ach amhain Cath Bhord Ui Dhuinn, o dheas i dtaobh eigin o Uibh Rathach go Cathair Chorcaighe. Is amhlaidh a thainig ochtar bitheamhnach la go raibh na fearaibh go leir ar an bhfairrge agus oir na raibh aoinne chun cosg a chur leo chomaineadar leo na ba go leir 'na chreach rompa
"Triur is cuigear o'n Scairth
fear agus seacht o Bhord Ui Dhuinn"
Nuair a thainig na fearaibh abhaile d'innseadh an sgeal doibh agus connus mar a bhi. D'fhiafruigheadar an mo fear a bhi ann agus dubhradh leo na raibh ach ochtar. Dubhradar san na ragadh go deo na ndiaid ach ochtar - fear ar fhear. Ba dhial an muinghin a bhi acu asta fein. Ni folair no bhi na fearaibh toghtha. Thanghadar suas leis an dream eile
"Ar inse ghlas ar bhruach na Suinn"
agus buaileadh cath comh diain gur mharbhuigheadar fein a cheile. Bhi an de fanta in aon fhear amhain. Bhi se ag gearan agus an oidhche ann nuair a ghaibh cailin og an treo. Nuair a chualaidh sise an gearan truaghmheileach d'fhiafruig si "An
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 19:36
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for alms and food from the people. The Gipsies go from place to place by caravans and carts.
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2020-05-31 19:26
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separating the bye-road from the Main Road and every year on the Pattern day there used to be a dance held at the crossroad.
There is a path leading from Loughane to the school-house. All the people of Loughane went to school by this path, and some are doing so yet. There is a lake by the side of this path, and one day a man was passing by the lake and a cow came of the lake and grazed for a while then went into it and he saw her no more.
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2020-05-31 19:25
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O b'ana' liom gluaiseacht
Agus a laighead dioghbhala dheanfain
Dos na daoine uaisle.
Mi-bhuidheachas a bhi aige ar an Luasach.
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2020-05-31 19:24
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The local roads in this district are known as the Main Road the Bog Road and the New Line. The new line was made about thirty five years ago. When it was made, it was given this name and so it is yet called. There is a crossroad
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 19:23
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through the country, so that is how the Kiniger road was first made. There is also a great many paths leading from that road and there is one path leading to a graveyard.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 19:22
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There are a good many roads in my district. There is one particular road, and it is leading to Creeves and Askeaton. This is a small bye-road and iti is called the Kiniger road, and there is very little traffic on it.
It is the oldest road anyone ever remember. It is said that in the olden days when the famine was in Ireland, the poor people got relief for making these roads
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2020-05-31 19:20
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down.
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2020-05-31 19:19
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boys next morning on horsback to an old man who lived four miles west of them, called Jack Joan who it is said used to be talking to the fairies, and he told the servant boy to go home and that Joe Cussen would be going in the gate before him, and it was as the old man said.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 19:18
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About fifty years ago there were boys going to school to Ashford Co. Limerick from Kileedy and Glenquin. When roll time came the schoolmaster called the rolls. When the master called a boy named Jim Cussen his brother Robert
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2020-05-31 19:16
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afraid. Ever since both men never passed late at that particular place.
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2020-05-31 19:12
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something to do, and if it was not able it would not appear any more. The man said to get a bottomless cup and teem the lake. The ghost did not come any more because in turning with a bottomless cup would never teem the lake.
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2020-05-31 19:10
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Three nights after he returned, and was told by her neighbours that she had been shot dead after coming from eight o' clock mass three morings before. She had already been dead a day when she appeared to him.
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2020-05-31 19:08
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in the open air.
There is a belief in regard to forge water, it is- One day The Holy Family we’re walking on the road and the Virgin Mary lost her brooch. She asked two shepherds for a thorn to tie her dress but they said they were too busy, though they had nothing to do but mind sheep. A smith offered to make a brooch for her. Ever since a smith that washes in the water that cooled his iron, will be made stronger.
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2020-05-31 19:07
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him was, "I don't pray for the people, or curse them."
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2020-05-31 19:05
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2020-05-31 19:04
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fell on top of him and both were drowned. The hunt was ended, and some great divers were sent for, to find the man, and they found him.
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2020-05-31 19:03
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One of the crowd used to bring a concertina and then the boys used to play in their turns. Finally, the townland got its Irish name Baile An Mheibhrich, the townland of the Mericks.
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2020-05-31 19:01
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wood in the district which covers about seventeen acres of land.
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2020-05-31 19:00
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heard in the month of May.
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2020-05-31 18:52
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Bhí baintreabach bhocht iná comhnuidhe i Málainnbeag ar bh’ainm dí Nannaí Chriostóir. Bhí muirghin bheag lag aicí nuair a fuair a fear bás, agus bhí an bhean bhocht ar a dicheall ag obair le greim bidh a sholathar dobhtha.
Lá amhain ní rabh greim bidh faoí creataí an toighe agus cuaidh sí amach fhad le fear muintire dí a bhí ‘sa chomursansacht le iasacht leath-choroineach a fhághail, go gceannochadh sí cloch mhine dó na páistibh.
D’erigh sé í, inneoin, go rabh neart airgid aige agus é indhiadh theacht as an Oilean Úr.
Chuaidh Nannaí abhaile agus chuir a cliabh oirthí fhein, agus siud síos ‘na chladaigh leithi a cruinniughadh leathaigh.
Crom sí síos leis an chliabh a líonadh agus an chead slamam leathaigh a thóg sí bhí leath choroin ‘na luighe faoí. Ní rabh sí dadaidh ní ba bhochta ó sin amach. Badh í an bhean ba saidhbre i Málainnbheag í nuair a fuair sí bás, mar bhí adh an tsaidhbhris oirthi ó sin amach.
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2020-05-31 18:51
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‘sa teach agus amach leithi go toigh na comhursan fuair sí cupla giota aráin ar iasacht, agus thug dó é. D’ith sé a bhfuair sé, agus rith an ama bhí Máire ag iarraidh bleasg a fhághail ar a éadan acht bhí seisean, mar bheadh sé ag iarraidh é a fhálach oirthí.
D’iarr sé braon uisce le ‘na chosa a nighe annsin. Fhuair sí tuban beag agus chuir sí braon uisce ann dó. Nigh sé a chosa agus nuair a bhí siad nighte thug sí “éadach láimh” dó le iad a thiormughadh. Dubhairt sé, nuair a shín sí an t-éadac chuige, go rabh an t-éadach ró ghlan ag a chosa. Dubhairt sise nach rabh, agus thiormuig sé iad.
Thug Máire fá deara go rabh droch phéire stocaí air. Ní rabh cinn ar bith ionnta. Bhí siad caithte, pollta, strachthá.
D’fiafruigh sí dó an ghlacfad sé péire stocaí uaithí agus dubhairt sé go nglacfadh. Thug sí péire maith dó agus chuir sé air iad, agus nuair a bhí sé ag imtheacht thug sé buidheachas dí agus d’fág an sean phéire stocaí ar chlaidhe os coinne an dorais agus chuir cloch ortha.
D’imthig sé thart beinn an toighe, agus amach agus amach le Máire ina dhiaidh go bhfeiceadh sí caide’n bealach a rachadh sé acht ní rabh amharc le feiceal aicí ar an fhear ruadh, nó ní fhaca duine ar an bhaile é, acht an bheirt a bhí ‘sa teach.
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2020-05-31 18:50
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Tá Máire Ni Bheirn ina comhnuidhe i Málainnbheag agus tá an teach ina bhfuil sí na comhnuidhe fa thuairm trí chéad slat ó bruach na Trágha Báinne. Tá an Tráigh seo iomráidtheach a bheith ‘na áit comh uasal agus atá in Éirinn.
Innsigheann Máire an sceal seo a leanas –
Lá amhain fá thuairm naoí mbliadain déag ‘as fiche ó shoin bhí sí ag obair taobh amuigh de’n doras agus tcí sí an fear ag tarraingt ar an toigh. Bhí sé ag teacht bealach ina Tragha. An dara bleasg a thug sí air, chonnaic theas dí nach rabh sé i gceart, nó thug sí fá deara go rabh sé ag cuimilt a éadan go cruaidh
Isteach ‘na toighe leí agus arsa sise leis an t-seanbhean a bhí ag bogadh an cliabhain ‘sa choírnéal “Tá fear ag teacht aníos an “Muirbheach” agus sílim nach bhfuil sé ar dóigh”. “Druid an doras air” (arsa’n t-seanbhean) nuair nach bhfuil fear an toighe fá bhaile”
“Ní ceart an doras a druideadh ar dhuine ar bith” arsa Máire, agus ní dhearn.
Thainig sé isteach agus sheas sé leis an bhalla – giota beag aníos o’n doras, agus é ar a shean dhichill ag cuimilt a éadain. Fear fionn ruadh a bhí ann agus croiceann deas geal bán air, lán de bhricne, acht a éadan, agus bhí sin comh dearg le aibhleóg le méad an cuimilt a bhí sé ag tabhairt dó.
D’iarr sé braon taé agus giota aráin. Rinne Máire braon tae dó acht ní rabh aran ar bith
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 18:49
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“An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é” arsa sise. Reath. N. Nic a Ch., E. Mic a S., Úgh. Ata., Ugh Mh., S. beag na C., S. mór na B. agus an Gearrfhiadh Donn gur casadh ortha an Coinín sa Pholl. Shiúd a’ bás arsa Nóra. “Cá bhfaca tú é”? arsa seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil siar annsin é” arsa sise. Reath N. Nic a C., E. Mic S., Ugh Átha,. Ugh. Mh. S. beag na C., S. mór na B., An G.Dhonn., agus an Coinín ‘sa Pholl. agus cia casadh ortha acht an “Madadh Ruadh Gaedhealach”. “Siúd a’ bás arsa Nóra. Cá bhfaca tú é? ar seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é ar. sise. Reath N. Nic a C., Eóin Mic a S., Ugh. Áta, Ugh. A Mh., S. beag na C., S. Mór na B., An G. Donn, An C. Sa Pholl, agus an Madadh Ruadh Gaedhealach. agus casadh ortha an láir bhán. “Siúd ‘ bás arsa Nóra. “Cá bhfaca tú é? ar sise “A t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é. Reath Nóra Nic. A Chailc, Eóin Mhic A Smailc, Ughdar Atha, Ughdar a Mhuilinn, Saghart beag na Cille, Saghart Mór na Brille, An Gearrfhiadh Donn, An Coinín ‘sa Poll, An Madadh Ruadh Gaedhealach agus An láir bán go dtainig siad fhad le abhainn. Bhí tuille mór ann agus ní rabh siad ábaltá dul trasna “Gabhaigid uilig suas ar mo dhruimsa (arsa’n láir bhán) agus béirfidh mise trasna sibh”. Chuaidh siad suas ar a dhruim acht nuair a bhí siad a dul trasna bhí an tuille ró laidir agus tugad síos an abhainn iad comh tiugh nach rabh siad abálta iad fhein a shabhail agus bathad gach mac mathar aca.
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2020-05-31 18:43
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Chuaidh Nóra Nic a Chailc agus Eóin Mhic a Smailc lá amhain ‘un na trágha a dheánamh cnúsaigh. Thóg Nóra cloch, agus bhí partan faoí’n chloich. Reath sí annsoir Eóin agus arsa sise “Shiúd a’ bás”. “Ca bhfaca tú e”? arsa seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é” arsa Nora
Reath Nora Nic a Chailc agus Eóin Mhic a Smailc agus casadh orthú “Ughdar Atha” “Shiúd a’ bás” arsa Nora. “Cá bhfaca tú é?” arsa seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é”
Reath Nora Nic a Cailc, Eóin Mhic a Smailc agus Ughdar Athá gur casadh ortha Ughdar A Mhuilinn “Shiúd a’ bás arsa Nóra “Cá bhfaca tú é”? ar seisean. “An t-anam atá idir dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil thiar annsin é” ar sise.
Reath N. Nic a C. agus Eóin Mic a S., Ughdar Atha, agus Ughdar a Mhuilinn agus cia casadh ortha acht Saghart beag na Cille. “Shiúd a’ bás” arsa N. “Ca bfaca tú é?” ar seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá cluais, chonnaic mo dhá shúil shiar annsin é” arsa N. Reath N. Nic a C., E. Mic a S., U. Átha, Úghdar a Mhuilinn, agus S. beag na C. Gur casadh ortha “Saghart Mór na Brille”. “Shiúd a’ bás” arsa N. Cá bhfaca tú é? arsa seisean “An t-anam atá idir mo dhá chluais chonnaic mo dhá shúil thiar annsin é” ar sise. Reath N. Nic a C., E. Mhic a S., Ú. Átha, Ú. A Mh., S. beag na C., agus S. mór na B. gur casadh ortha an Gearrfiadh Donn.
“Siúd a’ bás arsa N. “Cá bhfaca tú é”? arsa seisean
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2020-05-31 18:42
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Tá sean ballóg ar an Rós annseo i Málainn Bheag i dtalamh Connaill Mic an tSaoir, agus deirtear gur teach pobail a bhí ann fadó. Tá sé uilig leagtha acht amhain altóir, agus tá gioca de sin ina sheasamh go foill. Deir an sean bhunadh gur Naomh Caoimhighin atá ammnidhe leis.
Go dtí le h-aimsear ghoiridh théidheadh na daoine anonn go dtí an sean bhallóg seo dia dhomhnaigh agus dhearfadh siad a bpaidrín ann. Tá móran páistidhe afuair bás gan baisteadh curtha ann fosta.
Seo scéal a bhaineann leis an sean altóir seo. Tá sean tús fá thuaisin cupla scór slat (ar bhruagh na fairrge) o’n bhallóg agus ins an t-ochtadh aois déag nuair a bhidhtear ag chuir suas an Túr seo bhí fear Gallda de Cloinn Mhic Clionntoic ag cartal cloc chuig na saoraibh. Lá amhain chuaidh sé le na “chart” fhad leis an tsean altóir agus thosuigh a bhaint na gcloch amach as. Crosadh air seo a dheánamh acht níor thug sé aird ar dhuine ar bith acht chuaid sé ar aghaidh le na chuid oibre.
Ar maidin lathar na marach nuair a chuaidh Mac Clionntac ‘na stábla le féar a thabhairt do na chuid beithidhigh bhí a dhá bheithidheac capaill ‘ina luighe marbh.
Gach eile chloch d’ar baineadh as an t-sean altóir fágadh arais iad ins an áit cheadna, agus níor baineadh leis o’n lá sin go dtí’n la indiú.
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is a Esk which is called after the Maryanne.
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It was the name of a ship which came in between Hare's and Lucits land. When it was half way a storm arose and it was driven in about seventy years ago.
It was full of barley, and the rocket men who were around the place were in guard of her, for fear the barley would be stolen. There were five men in her. The captain was a black man, and he threw himself out into the sea and was drowned. It was also full of rolls of tobacco and some of the rolls of tobacco were stolen. There
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he got a fright. He thought it was the "good people" put him in and he stopped going to town from that day out, and when he did go there he never got drunk again.
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Long ago there was a man who used to go to town, once a week with turf and he used to come home always drunk. One day a few (days) men took the wheels, from the car, and carried it in the while he was sleeping. The car was carried and also the mule. When they had all inside, they put the wheels under the car, and then put the man into the car and he asleep, and then they locked the door and went out the window. Then when the man woke in the morning
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it saying the Rosary which they finish at the well. They repeat this three times and it is often said they get their requests.
The last thing they do is to drink a cup of the water from the well, and leave a little offering at the Grotto as a sign that they are leaving their troubles after them there.
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There are many old customs held in this district.
On Saint Bridget's day the people make crosses of cardboard, and out them on the ceiling of the kitchen inside.
On May Eve they go out and pick a bush and bring it in to the kitchen until the next year and then they bring in another one.
On November's night the young children get a tub of water and put it in the middle of the house, they then put an apple into it
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quickly in the land again and it is very hard to banish.
The Preshaugh weed is a green plant with a yellow leaf on top, it is said that this weed grows in the crops and especially in wheat.
Long ago the old people used chicken-weed as a cure for consumption. This weed does not do much harm to the land.
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produced beautiful red nuts. These nuts fell at the surface of the water, and the salmon in the river came up and ate them, which caused the red spots in the salmon.
There are many weeds which grow in the land such as the swich-grass the Preshaugh weed, the dock-leaf, the chicken weed, the hemlock, the nettle and the dandelion, and the most of those weeds grow in poor land.
Farmers say when all the crops are cut and drawn into the haggards that the swich-grass grows.
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There are some herbs of great value in power, such as ground ivy, grondsel foxglove, and the bark of the haw thorn. The hazel tree has many virtues. It is sacred and powerful against devils' wiles, and has secret properties known only to the wise.
The ancient Irish believed that there were fountains at the head of the cheif rivers of Ireland, over each of which grew nine hazel trees, which at certain times
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on the side of the road about four miles from each other, so that each will have as many customers as will keep the smith working. The fire is at the gable of the forge, and the bellows is behind the fire, the bellows is for blowing the fire.
The other forge is situated in the townland of Drenaugh, the smiths (his) name is Pat Cantillon. He always has plenty work to do as his is living in the centre of a farming district
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There are three forges in this parish of Ballyheigue. One of them is situated in the townland of Ballylangane. The smith in this forge is John Casey. He is a big strong man, he works very hard because he (have) to make every article our of iron.
(This) He makes shoes for horses, ploughs, harrows, and other farming implements. They work in the open air where they have a big fire when they are ironing wheels.
A forge is always built
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Eolas fúithi fachta ó Bhean Uí Chuinneagaín
Seoladh:- Baile Cathan
Aois:- 81 de bhliadhntaibh
Gairmbheatha:- bean Fheirmeora

(Rough Sketch)
Features:-
An Clárach - Cill Bheagaín
"The Callows" (cois na h-abhann)

Cabhruigheadh le lucht oibre tar éis na Gorta. Cuireadh air bun sgéim ar a dtugtar "Bord Um Oibreacha Puiblidhe" d'fhonn obair de shaghas eicínt thabhairt dóibh.
Bunuigheadh sgéim oibre - an bhliadhain 1850 nó mar sin - cois na h -abhann.
An talamh idir Chill Bheagán agus an Clárach tá sí réidh riasgach. "The Callows" gairmthear uirthi sa mbéarla. 'Sé rud a bhí uatha ná an leaba do dhíriughadh oír a dubhairt an bhean thuasluaidhte:-
"she was flowing like a stream, like mitres before that "
B-iongnadh liom focal ( ní dóigh liom
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funeral. 41. It is not right to open the family grave for the first child.
42. It is not right to give out money on Monday you could be giving it out for the week. 43. It is not lucky to break a glass you would be in bad look for eleven years. 44.
It is not right to give out milk on may day. 45.
You should always go out the door you came in. 46.
The number thirteen is not lucky. 47.
It is not right to seat thirteen to table.
48. It is unlucky for a red-haired man or woman to be the first to enter your house new years day. 49.
It is very unlucky to block a old passage with a building. 50.
If you were looking into a looking glass for a long time you would turn into a lump of salt. 51.
You should not start building a house on a Thursday. 51.
When a death occurs on a family and when the corpse is removed the bed or table in which it
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the person who owns the land where the water is taken. 39.
There was a woman there long ago and she was very good to the poor. She used to give milk to the people the time of the famine. One day she gave all the milk away and she had no milk for the calves. When her husband came in she told him she had the calves fed and when he went to drive the cows he was surprised and he called his wife to tell her that the cows were bursting with milk. The woman told him how she had milked the cows before and that she gave all the milk away. They went to milk the cows again and they had as much milk as the first time and the man and woman were astonished. 40.
It is not right to have a woman go go to her first childs
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LOY
Corr uair cloistear an Ghaedhilg seo ar an rámhainn mhóir - "Laidhe". Ach tá sí ar anmó (?) marbh.

TREHEEN
= An Ghaedhilg ar an bhfocal troighín. An giota adhmaid a d-aingnigheann an t-sámhthach sa sleaghán.

CLAMPING TURF
Clamping turf tugtar ar obair fóra. "Fórin" ? turf a deirtear i gCo. an Chlaír.

HANDSTAFF
An t-ainm atá acu ar cholpán an t-súiste.

WITHOUT IN THE YARD
"Outside" nó "out in the yard" úsáidtear im cheanntar féin.

RAMBLING agus RAMBLERS
Rambling iseadh nós CUAIRDEANNA i d-tighthibh na gcomharsan. Ramblers is eadh na daoine a taithigheann an nósa (?) "He's on his CHUAIRD"
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This is played by as many boys as are available. This game is usually played in grass in case of boys falling and being hurt. All the boys who take part in this game, stand in line with heads bent down and about six yards apart,
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for a half a dozen of eggs and she gave them without money and after she got no egg atall.
36.
If you were going to a market and and to meet a woman the first she is supposed to bring bad luck.
37.
May morning a woman with long tailed dress sweeping due off neighbours field and squeezing the wet tail into her own land to take the cream off the neighbours.
38.
When a one woman could not make butter of her cream a drop of the Blessed Candle under the cream bowl is supposed to bring the butter. 38.
Where the water of 3 townlands meet if a neighbour comes and takes water in one of the streams the bad luck of the calves will leave the person who draws the water and fall on
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is chosen to be the seeker. He remains in what is call the "den", with his eyes covered while the rest go and hide. Then the signal is given and the seeker proceeds to fetch the other boys. The first boy who is caught becomes the seeker, but if all the boys reach den without being touched by the seeker the same boy is seeker again.
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This also is a very popluar game with boys. It requires at least four boys to play it. One particular boy
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a deirtear i gCo an Chlaír.

MANEEN
Garsún foraibidh fostudha. (?) Duine go bhfuil cainnt tur(?) ciallmhar aige. "A dry gosoon"

GOSOON
Garsún tugtar an bhuachaill garsún sa deisceart.

Taoibhín
Úsáidtear an focal Gaedhealach so fós

CRUIT
"Look a the CRUIT of him"
Úsáidtear an ceann san leis.

PRASHA
Úsáidtear é sin leis an plannda buidhe a fásann san arbhar. Fágtar an "C" ar lár mar deintear le n a lán d fhoclaibh eile.
mh sh (?)
Clúda - Clúdach (ainm abhann)
Gríosa - Gríosach

BUACHALLÁNS
Tá an focal so i gcainnt na bhfeirmeoirí fós.
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This game is very well liked by boys. A number of boys are required to play it. One boy is picked out to be the leader. The leader runs along in front, and the other boys follow in a single line. Whatever action the leader may do the followers must also do it.
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you will be giving it out for the week.
33.
There was a woman there long ago and she went into a cowhouse and took the spancel which was tying the cow and carried it and and she used milk the spancel the same as if she was milking the cow and if any one belonging to the cow went milking her they could not get any drop from her.
34.
People lock their dairy on May before their butter would be carried.
35.
It is very unlucky to sell eggs without money. There was an old woman there long ago and she used get a lot of eggs everyday about a dozen and a half. One day one of her neighbours came to her
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At least five persons must be available to play the game of forfeits. A certain boy is "judge". He is blindfolded and seated on a chair. Another boy is elected "guard".
Each of the other boys forfeit something valuable. For instance he could forfeit a sixpence, a watch, a brooch or a gold medal. Then the "guard" holds up a forfeit and says: "Here is a forfeit and a very fine forfeit it is, what shall the owner of this forfeit do?" The "judge" then names some punishment, like creeping round the floor five times on his hands and feet and if he refuses he does not get
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Seamróg
Púicín
Ciotóg
Swarth (sraith)

"THAT WOULD BE A JOURNEY SIR"
Cuir i gcás go bhfuil dhá bhóthaigi (?) d tigh áirithe agus gabhann duine ceann acu (an comhghar dar ndóigh). Cé'n fáth na' gabhann (Seán) an bóthar eile?
"That would be a journey Sir"

THE BESOM
Úsáidtear an focal so le h-aghaidh scuailbe (?) id tighthibh fós. Tá sé ar an mó díobhaidhe.
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dinner it is supposed to bring bad luck. 26.
When you have a tooth pulled you should throw it over your head and a sound tooth would grow in its place. 27.
If you spilled salt on the table it is supposed to bring bad luck. 28.
If you came out of the wrong side of the bed in the morning it is supposed to bring bad luck.
29.
If you stayed looking into a looking glass it is supposed to split. 30.
When they bury idolators they say Down, Down, Down, you go down to the devil and not to God.
31.
Some people if their fowl or cattle were dying they would carry the carcass to their neighbours field that the disease would go from themselves.
32.
If you give out money on Monday
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down tight on the churn. It is then churned for an hour, and the butter is taken off with a saucer. It is then prepared with salt and it is made up with a clappers and weighed into pounds, it is then sold to the grocer and he sells it out to the people at a certain price.
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1. Every farmer has a churn. Long ago it was only a dash churn that they used, but now the new make is a twisting churn. The twister is shaped round like a barrel, and it has a handle with which it is twisted when churning.
2. When making preparations for churning the churn is washed out with hot water and then rinsed out with cold water. Then the milk is put in to the churn and a mug full of water is added to every two crock fulls. The Lid is then put
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7. Whats black and white and red all over?
Ans A man reading a news paper.
8. A room full a kitchen full, and you can't get a spoon full?
Ans. Smoke.
9. What part of a cow goes out the gate first?
Ans Her Breadth.
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to school the first day of the week.
20.
A cock crowing at a hour in the evening is supposed to bring bad sickness to someone.
21.
You should not start building a house on Thursday.
22.
When a death occurs on a family and when the corpse is removed the bed or table in which it is placed is turned up side down to throw the trouble on another family. 23.
You should not start digging potatoes on the end of a month.
24.
If you met a funeral on the road you are supposed to turn back and walk with it for fear your funeral would be the next. 25.
If you left a fork fall at
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a stone in his belley and a stick in his hand riddle me that and I give you a penny?
Ans A haw.
4. What has forty teeth and can't chew?
Ans -: A saw.
5. Two eyes and can't see, four legs and can't walk, and can jump as high as Nelson's pillar?
Ans -: A dead Donkey.
6. Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat, you may guess for ever but you'll never guess that?
Ans. A Pipe.
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1. Riddles are very numerous about Dunleer, and I succeeded in getting some very funny and tricky riddles.
2. I can see it and you cant see it and it is nearer to me than to you?
Ans -: The back of your head.
3. As I went out the garden gap I saw a man with a red cap he had
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and other trains the mind
8. How may ropes would reach the moon?
Ans - One if it was big enough.
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each other and not to give it back any more. 14.
Some people would not get up early on May Day until about ten or eleven o'clock.
15.
It is not lucky to open an umbrella inside in a house or you wont grow ever again.
16.
It is not lucky to go to school on Monday.
17.
Some people lock their dairys in May for fear their butter would be stolen this was a custom in olden times.
18.
They say it is not lucky to get Married in May.
19.
Long ago they used to steal a young kid in May from a Neighbour and keep it with their cows so that it would bring good luck to them.
It is not lucky to go
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under it.
4. There is a thing that I suppose it has two legs and ner'e a nose it has a mouth and n'ere a chin and in the middle there runs a spring?
Ans -: A Scissors.
5. What is most like a cats tail?
Ans -: A kittens
6. How many hares in a horse?
Ans -: Ten (10 = 3d in 2/6)
7. What is the difference between a school master and a train driver?
Ans -: One minds the train
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1. I have heard many riddles from the old people and they are local ones
2. What is it that has an eye and can't see?
Ans -: A needle
3. Why does a cow look over the ditch?
Ans Because he can't look
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1. For the past week I have been collecting some riddle, which gave me a great deal of pleasure.
2. As round as an apple as plum as a ball can climb over church over steple and all
Ans -: The Sun
3. Patch upon patch without stitches.
Ans -: A head of Cabbage.
4. Leg up leg down and goes from bed to bed.
Ans -: A man digging beds of potatoes.
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Many people thought if a cow calved on Easter Sunday that it would be a great misfortune.
Some people say that it is not lucky to kill a pig on Monday.
If you filled puddings in the beginning of a full moon they would all burst in the boiling.
It is not lucky to make butter on may day.
If you were making butter and a person came in to light his pipe or to take a cole of fire He would not be left do it.
Some people would lock their cowhouse door for fear some one would come and milk the cow and carry the butter.
People had a great habbit of borrowing milk on May Day from
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all parts to it. At first when a deal is been made the two people in question go in and have a drink. They stay there bargaining, and when the deal is made the two strike their hands together. The buyer then puts a red mark on the animal with a raddle to show that it was bought. Then the seller gives a luckpenny.
2. Sometimes the bargain is made in the seller's, and then the buyer gets his dinner or tea. There were some fairs in Dunleer held in honour of certain people, those fairs are still kept. One of those fairs were held in memory of John Farrell, because it was him that
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market should be held in every town and they christined it "The Fair Day" It was called this because it was fair to both buyer and seller.
3. The local fair is held in the village on the first Wednesday of every month with the exception of December when there is a fair called "John Farrells" fair. It is also held on the streets. As is usual the parties show their agreement by a slap on the hand and when the animals are sold they generally marked with a scissors or raddle. It is also the custom to give luck money. This is
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1. In every town and village in Ireland fairs are usually held. Those fairs are held for the convenience of farmers so that he may be able to sell his stock and transact business with other farmers.
2. Its said that before there were fairs farmers had to transact their business in their homes and some times at the cross roads. After a while they were not satisfied with prices they were obtaining. All the authorities then met and came to the conclusion that a
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It was said that long ago there were a number of people living in a place called the lios of the ferns. It was said that they were people who died in that place. There was a house there some time long ago. It was said that they were very rich. When they were dying they were such misers that they did not know what to do with the money. Before they were all after dying they said that they would bury it under the ground. They had it buried a long time before they died. A lot of people knew that it was there. When the people were all dead that were living in the house some of the people around said that they would dig for the money. One day they went digging the Lios. When they had a big hole dug they heard awful moaning and crying. They all ran away to their own homes. The next evening one of
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followed up and when they reached Mullacurry they began fighting as to who threw it the farthest. One said that he won and the other said that he won. They began fighting and Fionn killed him and buried him in the great mound that is over there.
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1. There are some monuments in this district. There are two stones on top of Mallacurry hill. It is an Ogham stone. The other stone is also of an ogham type. Tradition tells how those two stones came there.
2. One day it is said that Fionne Mach Cumhail and another great giant. Fionn wanted to prove to the other giant that he was stronger. They decided to test their skill by throwing two stones from the bottom of "sliab Feidh". They both had a throw and then they
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will die they will die. She went then to see the bishop and the house keeper would not leave her in for he was two bad. She said she would not leave untill she see him. She sat on the step after a while she was left to see him and when she went to his bed room and he did not know her.
She walked around his bed with the bit of an note in her hand and at the same time saying if you will live you will live and if you will die you will die. It was then he knew who he and he laughed so loud that something inside in him burst and from that time he felt a lot better, and something inside in him got better.
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part, when this is done we close the drills with a double plough.
2. Then when the stalks are about a half a foot over the ground the are moulded so as to make them grow bigger and stronger. When the potatoes are fit for taking out. A plough is got and the drills are opened, the big farmers usually employ men and children to gather the potatoes. When they are gathered they are put in sacks and they are sold.
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1. Lots of potatoes are grown in our district. First we dig the garden with a spade. Then the weeds are taken out of it. Drills are then opened with a plough. Then we spread manure on the drills, and if necessary lime to keep the worms away. The seed is then dropped in the middle of the alley and about a foot a
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1. This is the season for planting the 'spuds' (potatoes). First of all we dig the garden and weed it. Then we open the drills. If the seeds are big we cut them in two.
2. The seed are left out in the sun to dry if they are wet. When the drills are open the manure is put in. Then the seeds are planted and lime is shook over them.
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2020-05-31 16:15
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that grow best are, British Queens, May Queens, and Kerrs pynckes, also Arden Banners.
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2020-05-31 16:15
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weeds and sea-weed were commonly eaten by the people. When the people were evicted they had no chance of living because they had no home no food or no way to get it.
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2020-05-31 16:14
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soil. When the soil is prepared the drills are opened and manured. The seed is then sown. Sometimes they are cut if they happen to be big. Then the drills are closed and they are left so till about eight weeks when they are moulded. After they are dug out with a spade they are gathered and are usually put in pits. Big farmers usually plough the land and take them out with a plough or digger.
4. Wooden ploughs are not used around this district and the spades are bought in hardware shop. The potatoes
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2020-05-31 16:14
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he went to America and came back later and founded the Land League.
He was cast into prison where he died. He was buried in Straide.
The great famine arose in Ireland in eighteen forty five. People found it hard enough to live before that time but when the famine came many people died of starvation. About four hundred thousand people died in Munster during the famine. From eighteen hundred to eighteen forty five there were potato famines in several places in Ireland. The poor people in Ireland were stricken with despair as they had no food or money to buy it. Thousands of people died of starvation in the winter of eighteen forty five. Raw turnips,
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2020-05-31 16:13
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and he turned round to look at Ellen Dennehy and youd think the two eyes would be lep out of his head. And awonanisa if he got a start so did Ellen herself and says she to him are you Davd Cadogan says she you were in service thirty five years ago. Your self and rambilling Maure were dancing the Blackbird this often I wonder what became of Rambling Maure and her money.
She went away from him. She asked her cousin what was she telling her about the old woman. She told her that one evening she was walking there alone. She saw the woman. She asked her what she wanted she told her that David Cadogan killed her and buried her body in the sand and that he carried hundred pounds from her. She said she would not rest in peace till her body rest where her own people were. She told her to get five or six men and dig her bones out of the sand.
She went and she got the men. They got the bones. They carried the bones to the grave yard and they burried them. The fairy woman told her she would never again trouble her. And now tis bed time why so we cant stay up any longer. Good Night.
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2020-05-31 16:11
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1. Like bread, potatoes are one of the principal foods of our daily lives. There-fore the majority of the people through out the county sow them.
2. There are many various ways of which the potatoes can be sown, for instance in the west of Ireland they are sown in ridges and here they are sown in drills. My father has no farm but he has a garden and it contains a quarter of an acre of ground.
3. He prepares the ground first by digging the
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2020-05-31 16:11
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Nearly all the people in Ireland died with it.
Long ago about the time of the famine the people suffered terribly. At that time there were landlords who ruled the county. They used get rent and rates from. Sometimes the people were so poor that some of them could not pay the tax and were evicted.
This is the story of a family who lived near Straide. In eighteen hundred and forty nine Micheal Davitts parents could not pay their rent. They were evicted along with Michael and his sisters. They then migrated to England and lived in Lancashire.
Michael had to work in a mill where he got his arm bruised and it had to be amputated. Then
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2020-05-31 16:09
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2020-05-31 16:09
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bought the cloth and got the tailor to come to the house and make the suit for them.
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2020-05-31 16:08
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There were three tailors in the parish long ago. Their names. Their names were James Mullanie, Patrick Gibbons and Mrs. Gibbons. James Mullanie used go from house to house working for people. He used not keep the cloth in the house. It was mostly farmers that wore the suits he made. The suits were made out of frieze and tweed.
The things a tailor used when making a suit are a needle, thread, scissors and an iron. Some of the tailors also made shirts. They made them out of flannel and linen. When anyone wanted a suit made for them they
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2020-05-31 16:07
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supposed to be fighting grounds for the Danes, and it is said that it was the Danes that built them.
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2020-05-31 16:06
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St James is the patron of this parish. There is a well dedicated to him and called St James Well. We have a Pattern held at the well every years on the 25th of July. Mostly all the people of the go to the well on that day and pay rounds. People who had been sick and got cured at the well left some holy things there such as beads and medals.
There is a story told that St. Patrick on his way to Knockpatrick took a drink from this well and blessed it, and this is how it
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2020-05-31 16:05
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place late at night ever since
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2020-05-31 16:05
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bush guards the den.
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2020-05-31 16:01
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would break. However when the day came she was forced to go with the rest, and the moment she began to sing Tadhg sprang up and cried out, "That is the true bride," I will have no other but her." for he knew her by the sound of her voice, and all came back into his mind, and he and May-bird were married and they lived happily till she died.
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2020-05-31 16:00
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Irish prince to do in the morning. "I will send him to look for the needle my grandmother lost, years and years ago, in the stable" said the old queen. "Very well" said the king. "Listen", whispered the girl "when they send you down to the stable don't attempt to clean it out till I come to help you". "All right" said the prince.
Next morning he was sent down to clean out the stable and to look for the needle. When he got there the stable was filthy, it looked as if it had not been cleaned out for years, so the prince said to himself that he would try to have some at least of the work done before the young lady came to help him. He got a pitch fork and began to clean out some of the manure but the moment he threw out a pitch fork-full about ten times as much came in and he was almost up to his eyes in filth when the young lady came in. "Oh" said she, "you should have done what I told you". THen she took up a fork and threw out one fork load and the moment she did all the manure went out the door from itself leaving the floor of the stable as clean as a new pin. Then she and the prince searched for the needle and in a few minutes she found it. "Take it" said she "and show it to my mother but don't give it up to her. Tell her she ordered you to get it but she did not order you to give it to her". "Remember" she added, " you are to keep that needle you may want it badly later on". Then she left him and stole back to her fathers castle.
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2020-05-31 15:58
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out and spied the pair along way off. It happened she had boots that walked several miles at a step, so she put them on and soon overtook the children, but May-bird instantly touched Tadhg with the wand and turned him into a lake, and herself into a swan which swam about in the middle of it. The fairy sat on the brink and took a great deal of trouble to coax the swan and threw crumbs of bread to it, but it would not come near her, and she was forced to go home without taking her revenge. And May-bird changed herself back into their own forms again. They journeyed on and May-bird grew very tired, they decided she would stay there and rest while Tadhg went home for help, and that they would be married by and by. But on his way Tadhg met another maiden who pleased him so much, so he stopped where she lived and forgot all about his former friend, Time passed on and he was to be married to the maiden he had found and according to an old custom in that land, all the maidens had to come and sing songs in praise of the bride and bridegroom. But May-bird was so grieved that her dear Tadhg had forgotten her she felt as if her heart
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2020-05-31 15:46
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The priest pinched himself then that it was the ghost that had pushed him into the stream so that he would get wet.
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2020-05-31 15:43
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on it, and windows of sparkling sugar. "Now we will sit down and eat enough said Tadhg." While May-bird was picking at the sugar a pretty voice called out from within. "Tip Tap who goes there," and suddenly the door opened and an old fairy came gliding out. She led them both by the hand and gave them plenty good things to eat, and they thought they were in heaven, but the fairy was a spiteful one and had her house only to trap little children. She put them to bed and as they slept soundly she took Tadhg and put him into a coop to fatten him, and told May-bird when he was fat she woud eat him. She ordered May-bird to draw water, and do the work in the kitchen while herself went out. Now as soon as the fairy was gone May-bird ran to Tadhg and said "We must run away quickly, for the old woman is a bad fairy and will kill us." But Tadhg said you must steal her fairy wand that we may save ourselves, if she should follow," The little girl ran and fetched her magic wand, and off they went together. Now when the old fairy came back and found no one at-home, she sprang to the window in a rage, looked
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2020-05-31 15:41
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Any blacksmith who has a farm does outdoor work when he has no work to do in the forge. There is usually a tank of water in a forge. It is used for cooling any hot iron which the smith wants to take in his hand. If the smith has done any special work for a person during the year the person usually gives him some present at Christmas.
Most people say that a smith has great powers.
One day a smith was working in his forge and a mad dog ran in and attacked him. He killed the dog with his hands when he was fighting with him for a few minutes.
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2020-05-31 15:38
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There are four forges in this district. Their names are John Millers forge, Paddy Faheys forge and Rooneys and Duffeys forges.
They were all situated at crossroads. They have iron roofs on them and have double doors. The tools a blacksmith uses are a hammer a pincers, a chisel, a rasp, a knife and a vice. He shoes horses and donkeys and he also makes harrows, shovels and spades. He also puts iron tyres on cart wheels and on wheels of side cars. He makes gates for anyone who asks him to make them and he also fixes ploughs that are broken.
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2020-05-31 15:35
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worn long ago and are still being worn by some people. The names of the shoemakers that lived in this locality long ago were Foy, Carney and McDonald. Foy and Carney lived in Keelogues and McDonald lived in Turlough.
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2020-05-31 15:34
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Long ago children went barefooted all the year round and most people were about twenty years old before they wore shoes.
Two people Brigid O Malley and James Blane. Children go barefooted now only during the Summer months. Shoes were made and repaired in the locality long ago. They are repaired in it yet but are no longer being made. Long ago shoemakers were more plentiful in this locality than they re now.
The people always throw the water out that is left after washing the feet because they say it is not right to leave it in the house. Clogs were
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2020-05-31 15:31
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the father was glad in his heart to see them but the mother was very angry. Soon after there was no bread in the house again and they heard the mother tell the father that he must go and take them deeper into the wood, so that they might not find their way back. Tadhg got up to go and pick the pebbles as before, but he found himself locked into the room. Still he comforted May-bird and said God is very good and will help us". Soon after the mother unlocked the door and gave them each a piece of bread but still smaller than the piece before. As they went along the road Tadhg crumbled his bread and threw a bit along the path as he went into the wood in order, that they could find their way back again. The fire was lighted as before by their father and they were to rest and wait till they came back, but of course they never returned. When the children tried to get home again they found that all the little birds had eaten the crumbs. They set out and walked day and night and only went deeper into the wood and try as they would they couldnt find the way home, but after trudging along for three days they were worn out with hunger when they came to a little hut made of bread with a roof of cake
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2020-05-31 15:18
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2020-05-31 15:16
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awake all the time let the inn keeper come close to the stick. Then he cried out, stick obey orders, and the stick beat him and gave him the dickens own hammering and he said to the boy he would give him a great magic table if he would tell the stick to stop and the boy did. Then the other brother came on the scene and they both took the table and the stick home to the father and the other son and the four of them lived happy forever afterwards.
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2020-05-31 15:12
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and drove away his son again. The second son came home after three months and lived with his father again. The third son went to work with a miller for seven years and in the end he got his wages and a present of a big stick. When he would tell the stick to obey orders, it would beat all except its master severely. When the boy was on his way home he happened to stay at the same inn as his other brother did and he knew what was after happening to the other brother. He was telling the inn keeper all about the famous stick he had. The inn keeper planned he would steal the stick when the boy would be asleep. The boy kept awake all that night as he had an idea the inn keeper would steal the stick. In the middle of the night the keeper crept into the room and the boy who was
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2020-05-31 15:12
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the gold remains hidden there still.
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2020-05-31 15:06
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The first son went to work with the giant. He worked for seven years. In the finish he told the giant he should go home to his father. The giant paid him his wages and gave him a present of a table and a white cloth. When he would spread the cloth over the table and say 'table do your duty" it would fill up with every class of delicious vines. It was too late to go home on that night and he stayed at an inn. The inn keeper was a bad man and stole the magic table and put another useless one in its place. The boy went away with his table in the morning and he landed home. The father was delighted in seeing his son come back again. The son invited all the neighbours to come as he was giving a feast but when he told the table to do its duty it did not for it was the wrong table. The old man became very angry
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2020-05-31 15:04
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Across the river Deel from where I live, on the lands of Mr T Foley Milltown Askeaton stands an old Cahir or stone fort surrounded by a great wall twelve feet thick and eight feet high enclosing three quarters of an acre of ground. Inside the Cahir are the remains of a very ancient dwelling, the chimney of which is still standing to a height of twenty feet with two flues still showing at the top. At the foot of the chimney stack excavations have been made to the depth of several people in search of gold which is said to be hidden in great quantities, but each time as they went to a certain depth a great bull came roaring furiously and frightened them away. This Cahir was occupied some time about the twelfth
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2020-05-31 15:00
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century by a family whose name was De Lacey. They were originally Normans.
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2020-05-31 14:58
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and is good for dairy cattle. The only river in the townland is the river Deel
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2020-05-31 14:57
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Her age is seventy eight years and the people call her Nance Tierney. She can tell Irish stories and sing both in English and in Irish. There were fourteen houses in Skagh long ago. The commonest name in the townland is Callinan. There are four Callinans in it Pat Callinan, John Callinan, Jackie Callinan and Bat Callinan. The population of the townland is forty eight people.
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2020-05-31 14:47
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two. One of these is tiled and the other is thatched.
The townland of Roseybrook got its name from an old woman named Rosey Matthews. It was called "Rose's Stream" and this was changed to Roseybrook.
There are some old people over seventy living there. They know English but they don't know Irish.
"For final tie
She got a bye
To meet the dog called Tinker
In Roseybrook,
That cosy nook,
They said she was a alinker." (See "Local Poets. - P. Ó C.)
Here is a story which, John Daly told me, happened him when he was young. Two men lived in Pepperstown and he went up and started to throw stones in their window. The men did not say anything for a while, but when it was going on too far one man came out in his bare feet with a fork and followed him round the yard about ten times and nearly stuck him twice. Daly hid himself in a heap of briars and the man was not able to find him and had to go home and Daly got safe.
The houses were more numerous in
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2020-05-31 14:40
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a pair of beads, portions of a chalice, some bones and a skull. They also found the back and one leaf of a prayer-book and on the leaf was written:-
"Lord, have mercy on us to day!
Hear our prayers from this dark place!
Lord, have mercy on us to day!
Because we die for our Catholic faith"
These words were written by hand. The name of the priest could not be deciphered.
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2020-05-31 14:38
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a bishop is buried.
The lands of Coole are nearly all good except the bottoms of a couple of fields which grow nothing but weeds and rushes. All the rest is good for growing crops, but it is hilly.
There is a story connected with a field called the Key Park. When Edward Carragher's father owned it and wanted to put down a paling across the middle of the field he came to a spot in the middle of it and could not sink a post. He tried three posts and they would not fit.
He dug the sod off the big stone and with the help of three men and a horse he managed to get it lifted. They discovered an underground room and in it found a wooden cross,
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2020-05-31 14:34
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o'clock and James Rice. went out to the gate with him. After he had crossed the field, and when he was about halfway across the next field, he saw a man coming towards him. This was really a man who was dead for a long time.
When the strange man, as he took him for a stranger, came up he asked, "How are you, James Mc Cartney?" Hearing the voice he recognised it and was not much surprised. They walked towards Mc Cartney's home, talking as they went. After he had walked some distance with Mc Cartney he bade him good night and the other watched him walk some distance away and disappear.
There are ruins of old houses and also an old church, under the altar of which
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2020-05-31 14:30
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the two end walls and the cross wall are mud walls.
The townland of Coole is supposed to have got its name from and old chief who ruled over a district here and who had his palace near the place where now the farmyard of Edward Carragher stands. His name was Muragh Mac Cuel. This place is now called after him.
There is a man on the borders of Coole, named John Rice. He is over seventy years of age. He told a story in our house one night of a man named Mc Cartney who used to straggle (I.E., ceilidh) in John's father's house.
One night Mc Cartney left their house to go home. It was after eleven
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2020-05-31 14:22
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once the site of a small hamlet. In another field, three "tenants'" house became uninhabitable owing to the raising of the surface of the road by the District Council.
The land is good and there is scarcely any waste ground. There are no woods, but there are a few groves and many isolated trees.
In a paddock of Mr. Caraher's there is a small grove and in the midst of this grove there is a Mass Rock.
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2020-05-31 14:21
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in Spring and they depart in Autumn
The robin builds its nest in a hedge.
The crow builds its nest on the tops of trees.
The thrush builds in a whin-bush.
The wren builds in an ivy tree.
The corncrake builds in a corn-field
The robin stays with us the whole year round.
Birds are supposed to say "Good Night" and Good Morning to each other.
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2020-05-31 14:20
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I live in the townland of Cardistown. There are five families residing in it, including, approximately, twenty people. The whole townland was until recently owned by Mr. T. J. Caraher. He has sold portions of it to Messrs. Patrick Kelly, James Callan and William Carpenter, Michael Carroll, Mr. Caraher's herd, lives in a gate lodge at the entrance to the Cardistown House, the Caraher residence. All the house are slated.
There are two septuagenarians, William Carpenter and T. J. Caraher, and one octogenarian, Mrs. Anne Callan, in the townland. William Carpenter claims to know some Irish. Mr. Caraher, whose family has been resident here for many generation, has some interesting written records of the past.
Houses were more numerous in Cardistown in former times. There are many houses in ruins now.
The Sean-Bhaile, Mr. Caraher's best field, is so called because it was
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2020-05-31 14:16
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The wild birds that are to be found in this country are wrens, robins, blackbirds, magpies, pigeons, larks, crows, seagulls, cranes, wild ducks, wild geese, hawks, thrushes and sparrows.
A sign of a storm is when some of the birds sing in the middle of a bush.
On the approach of a storm the wild geese fly high.
The reason the robin has the red breast is this. When Our Lord was hanging on the cross, the robin came to Him and picked a thorn from his Head. The blood fell on the robin's breast.
The cuckoo, the swallow, and the corncrake came to us
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2020-05-31 14:14
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Rathbody and the lane going down to his house from Arthurstown was called the Bride's Lane, because all who wished to get married had to go down to the priest's house to get married.
On the Arthurstown road there is a big hill called the Priest's Hill, which is said to have been the scene of a priest's murder. A man who lived in Reaghstown used to keep a gambling house.
The priest who lived at Rathbody went up to him and advised him not to keep a gambling house any longer.
After a while, when the priest was gone, the man was thinking over the priest's advice. He got angry, and he followed the priest down the road and killed him on this hill. On the stones of the road, there are red marks which look like streaks of blood.
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2020-05-31 14:10
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The name of the townland in which I live is Arthurstown.
There are ten families in Arthurstown and forty people. The most common name in Arthurstown is Carroll, because they are living there the longest.
Most of the houses are slated.
There is nobody over seventy living in the district. Neither is there anybody there who can talk Irish.
Houses were once more numerous than they are now. There were thirty-six houses in Arthurstown in former times, while there are only twelve now. People emigrated from there to America and Scotland.
The land there is good and rich. There are no bogs or hills in it. There is a new plantation about two acres in area. At one time there were old woods but they are all cut down now.
There was a priest living in
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2020-05-31 14:05
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53 A leaper of ditches, a clipper of thorns,
A little brown cow with a leather pair of horns?
- A hare.
54 A black hen and a white one went up a hill.
Black came down and white stood still.
- A hen, after laying an egg.
Jane Murphy, Corstown.
? Should the first line be, "Black and white went up a hill."
55 It once was low, but now it's high;
It once was wet; but now it's dry;
It once was black, but now it's red;
I put it up standing and it fell down dead.
- A sod of turf.
56 Two brothers we are, great burden we bear
In which we are bitterly pressed.
The truth we do speak: we are full all the day
And empty when we go to rest.
- A pair of boots.
57 I washed my face in water that was never rained or run
I dried it in a towel that was never woven or spun.
- I washed it in the dew and dried it in the sun.
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2020-05-31 14:03
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A bird called the "foreign-diver", visits the Donegal coast in summer. It lays one egg and hatches it in a little pouch, under its wing. The egg is larger than a duck's egg. It is never seen on land.
The blackbird makes its nest in a bush and lays five eggs. The eggs are green with black spots on them.
The thrush builds its nest in a thorn bush and lays five eggs. The eggs are brown.
The cuckoo does not build a nest at all. It lays an egg and carries it in its beak to another bird's nest. When it is hatched the young cuckoo pushes the other birds out of the nest. The foster-mother brings it food
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2020-05-31 14:00
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46 As I walked out, as I walked in.
It's from the dead the live did spring,
The sixth sat and the seventh did fly.
Riddle me that and I'm willing to die.
- A robin with her nest in a dead man's skull.
47 In a garden was laden the prettiest maiden
That ever was seen in the morning.
She became a wife the first day of her life
And she died before she was born
- Eve.
48 Two dead men fighting; two blind men looking on; two cripples running for the priest ("police" is also said); and two dummies shouting, "Hurry on!"
- A lie.
49 As I went up Tara hill I met a Tara lass; she had tar on her petticoats and tar on her back.
- A sheep.
50 Yellow amber in the wood and spring water all round it?
- Butter in a dish.
51 Why is a pig in a parlour like a house on fire?
- The quicker he is put out the better.
52 Everything has what the kettle has; and what has the kettle?
- A name.
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2020-05-31 13:55
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40 I have a little house and it wouldn't hold a mouse and there are as many windows on it as Lord Louth's (the Lord Mayor's) house?
- a thimble.
N.B. - Louth Hall, the residence of Lord Louth, is in the parish.
41 I have a little house that holds hundreds and hundreds and it wouldn't hold myself in my clothes
- A beehive.
42 I have a little sister cvalled Peepety Peep
Under the water ever so deep,
Over the water ever so high,
My poor little sister is blind of an eye.
- A star
43 There is a thing without which is too short; take a bit off and it will be long enough.
- A grave.
44 (1) Four stick standers
(2) Four diddly-anders
(3) Two stickers, a (4) licker and a (5) scutcher
- A cow: (1) legs; (2) teats; (3) horns; (4) tongue; (5) tail
45 It was sent to India and stopped there.
It was sent back from India because it never went there.
- A watch
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2020-05-31 13:52
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The names of fields that are on our farm are, "The Black Park", "The Birney's Bank", The Cat's Glen", "The Ash Garden" and the Craft.
The Black Park was so called because there is blackish brown clay in the bottom.
The Birney's Bank were so called because people named Birney lived there one time.
The Cats Glen was so called because plants called Cats Tails grew there.
The Ash Garden was so called because it is a small garden, surrounded by ash trees.
The field is named the Craft, because it is a grassy field beside the house.
There is a stream between two fields in our farm. It is called the Glen.
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2020-05-31 13:45
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Two iron ears and can't hear;
Three iron legs and can't walk?
- A pot.
31 Patches upon patches without any stitches
Riddle me that and I'll buy you a pair of breeches.
- A head of cabbage.
32 What is full and can hold more?
- A pot full of potatoes will hold water.
33 What goes away above ground and returns under it?
- A man who goes for sods and brings them back on his head.
34 What is the strongest animal in the world?
- The snail, because he carries his house on his back.
35 Why does a cow look over the ditch?
- Because she can't look under it.
36 Little Jenny Huddle sits in a puddle,
With a green gown and a yellow cap.
- A flagger (i.e., wild iris).
37 Ink-ank on the bank, ten drawing four?
- A man milking a cow.
38 Twenty-six sheep went out a gap; one died and how many were left?
- Nineteen (Twenty 'sick' sheep).
39 Alive in the front, dead in the middle, and baptised behind?
- A man ploughing.
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2020-05-31 13:45
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A blessed well is situated in Cronins field. It is a very ancient well. There is a small wall around it and a small altar near it. It is said if you saw a fish swimming in the well you would have good luck. On the altar there is a big stone on which ten crosses are carved. On each cross you should make another with a stone and say five Our Fathers five Hail Marys and five Glories. Then you should go over to the well and kneel on the wall, Then recite the Rosary. Then you should drink the water and nearly every one should wait for a while looking into the well [?] to see the fish but very few people see him.
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2020-05-31 13:43
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Tá a lán ainmeacha ar na paírceanna sa bhaile agus ar na cnócaibh agus ar na h-aibhne freisin.

Tugtar Garrdha Beag ar phairc atá againn cé go bhfuil an páirc sin mór agu leathain agus nach bhfuil móran clocha ann. Níl fhios agam c'én fáth a bhfuil an t-ainm, sin air.

An Ubhall Crann mar tá crainte ubhall ag fás ins an bpáirc sin.

Sé Cairrge Mór an t-ainm atá ar sléibh mar tá clóc mór leathan ann agus tá sé an árd. Tá feár ag fás timcheall na cloiche sin.

Tá cnoc eile ann ar a tugtar Carraig na Seabac. Fadó bíodh a lán seabhac ins an áit sin agus ó n-am sin amach tugtar Cairrge na Seabhac ar an áit sin.

Chímid Neifin go soillear on ár dteach. Fadó bhí Fionn ag fiadhac ar an gcnoc seo. Bhí sé ro-dheidheana dó dul abhaile. Rinne Fionn nead nó leabad do fein agus tá an aít sin le feicéal ar an gcnoc fós. Sin é an fát a tugtar Nead Finn air.

Clocha sin ainm atá ar paírc eile mar tá sé lán de clocaibh de gach shórt. Sin é an fáth go bhfuil an t-ainm sin air.
An Tobar Paírc sin ceann eile mar tá tobar ar thaobh na paírce.
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2020-05-31 13:42
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The townland of Castlebane got its name from a fort which is still to be seen and in former times a white castle stood there. Castlebane means the white castle.
There is a rock in Loughagannon known as Belle's Rock. Fairies frequented that rock and they stole a girl from a house one night, in that townland. Some people tried to get the girl back but their efforts were unsuccessful. The girl's name was Belle and this was how the rock got its name.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 13:40
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Once upon a time there was a vain witch who used be always tormenting the fairies. She wore a big long hat and she was always looking at herself in the mirror. One day she noticed a bare spot in the crown of her head. She went to all the fairy doctors asking for a cure. Every day she went to look in the mirror she noticed the spot getting bigger. So she decided to go to the fairy queen. On meeting the fairy queen asked her for a cure. The queen said that every good turn she would do a hair would grow. The witch, then went home contented. She learned to do alot of good turns and the bare spot disappeared after a while.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 13:37
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Once upon a time there lived a farmers wife, who went to town for some flour to make cakes for the men.
When she reached the shop she asked the shopkeeper for a bag of flour. The man showed her one bag, and being told the price she said it was too dear. She said that she wanted some cheap flour for the men.
Then the shopkeeper put cement into a flour bag and showed it to the woman. He told her it was very cheap and she was delighted with it. She paid him and immediately went home.
When she reached home she started to make some cakes. When she tried to take up the cases she found that it was tied to the bastible. She kept on trying to take it up and the bastible broke in two.
She was then very sorry. She said to herself that a bag of decent flour would be better than a
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2020-05-31 13:37
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21 What is it that always has its hands on its face?
- A clock.
22 What is it that is all pains and never feels them?
- A window.
23 Why does a hen cross the road?
- To get to the far side.
24 Why does a hen peck a pot?
- Because she can't lick it.
25 As round as an apple, as plumb as a ball,
Can climb over church, over steeple and all?
- The sun.
26 What sleeps all night with its finger in its eye?
- The crook (i.e., pot-crook).
27 What is it that a white hen can do that a black hen can't?
- Lay an egg the colour of herself.
28 Long legs, crooked thighs,
Little head, and no eyes?
- A tongs.
29 Middy-moddy, round body,
Three feet and a wooden hat?
- A pot.
30 Big Biddy from the north
Has a big mouth and can't talk;
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2020-05-31 13:34
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It is said that there is a treasure hidden in Mr Mc Carthy's field bounding the Maolinn.
Mr Bennet of Aghern had a dream that there were some coins hidden in a field close by. Next day on going out into Mc Carthy's field and digging down a few feet he found a couple of coins. On proceeding further a small man appeared on whose face shone a blue light.
Mr Bennett being very frightened went home as fast as he could. He got such a shock that he still remains in bed nearly dead.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 13:33
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There is a field in which there is a large stone beside Falcarragh with a large mount round it. A man was killed there and the field was called, "The Field of the Dead Man".
There is a rock in Glenswilly on which Mass was said in the Penal Days. It is called the Mass rock.
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2020-05-31 13:32
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It is said there was a man there long ago. His father was living and he was a very old man. His father died and he was buried. About a week after, the son was going to a fair and he was riding a horse. When he was coming he had to pass by a graveyard. So when he was passing by the graveyard the horse stopped and he would not go for him. After a while a man walked out of the graveyard and caught the horse and brought him along. The man did not speak at all until he came to the other man's house. There was an avenue up to his house. The man came along up the avenue with the other man until he came to a gate.
The man was getting off the horse to open the gate to let the horse into the field and the strange man said to him not to get off the horse atall that he would it for him so when the man had the gate open he disappeared.
All the people said it was the man's father and that he had right to talk to him.
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2020-05-31 13:32
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15 Round the house and round the house with a harrow after it.
- A hen with a clutch of chickens.
16 Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty-Dumpty got a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Wouldn't put Humpty together again
- An egg.
17 Riddle-me riddle-me rantie-o.
My father gave me seeds to sow.
The seeds were black and the ground was white.
Riddle me that and I'll give you a pipe.
- A paper and ink.
18 What comes into the house and goes out of the house yet never touches the house?
- The sun.
19 As round as a marble,
As flat as a pan
Half a woman and a whole man.
- A penny (Victorian. Britannia was mistaken for a man).
20 Riddle-me riddle-me ranty
My father's legs were banty
And if he heard me say that
He;d put me into a ranty.
- A frog.
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2020-05-31 13:32
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PÁIRC CUINNIGHAM
mar bhí an pháirc ag fear darb ainm Cuinnigham. Tá an pháirc sin ag mo athair anois.

GARRDHA SEANA TIGHE
mar bhí sean teach suidte ann fado.

GARRDA CÍSTE
mar deirtear go bhfuil ciste óir i bhfolach sa garrdha sin agus bhí teach ann darbh ainm "teach Connamara" ann mar bhí daoine as Conamara in a gcomhnuidhe ann. Tá an fothrach ann fós.

GAINEAMH
mar tá gaineamh ann acht ta féar ag fás ann

GARRDHA MÓR - mar gáirdín mór seadh é.

PÁIRC CLAN h-ÉIL
mar bhí sé ag daoine de Clan Mhic Éil

MUING MHÍCIL MAGUIDIR
mar bhí an páirc sin ag fear darbh ainm Mícheal Maguidhir
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2020-05-31 13:29
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The townland is which I live is Curraheen. This townland is surrounded by the following town-lands, Conna, Monagoun and Spikle. It is the most central townland in the Parish of Conna. Slated houses are the most plentiful in the town-land. The one old man in the townland is Mr Michael Linehan Curraheen, Conna, Co Cork, he is able to tell stories in Irish and English. He is about ninty years of age. About ten more families lived in this townland in days gone-by. These families, when the parents died went to America. This townland is very hilly but the land is not bad. There are no two names the same in this townland.
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2020-05-31 13:28
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I
There are tears in my eyes, and deep grief within my breast,
While thinking of thy sorrows, native Island of the West,
The fond prayers of an exile, are with thee where e'r I roam,
Cherished Island of my kindred, My Boyhood's happy home.
II
An exile now I wander, on a lonely distant strand,
Far, far from those who loved me, and from thee my native land,
With none to love or cheer me, in this distant land I pine,
How I long to gaze on thee again, dear happy home, once mine.
III
This heart is ever turning, to thee my native shore,
And to the fond and generous friends, I loved in days of yore,
And often from kind Heaven most fervently I crave,
In the holy Island of my birth to grant to me a grave.
IV
Oh! had I wings to fly to thee, across the surging seas,
Loved country of my martyred sires,
For soon I'd be with thee, to taste the joys of early youth,
To breathe my native air and, -
To meet my loving Mother, with a kiss to greet me there.
V
Ah! where are they who loved me, in my boyhood's happy years
Ere sorrow bruised this fond heart, or dimmed my eyes with tears
The cheerful fond and generous, those cherished friends of youth,
Whose hearts were full of innocence of virtue love and of truth.
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2020-05-31 13:27
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10 Londonderry, Cork and Kerry -
Spell me that without a K.
- T - H - A - T.
11 Forty sheep went out a gap;
Forty more went after that;
6, 7, twice eleven;
3 and 3 - how much is that?
- Five
12 Hairy all over and rough in the skin.
Two things shaking and one going in.
- A pig eating. (The ears shake)
13 As I went out a guttery gap
I met my uncle Davy;
I shot him dead and sucked his blood
And left his body easy
- A pint of porter. (Jane Murphy, Corstown)
Another version of this is more common:-
13(a) As I went out a slippery gap
I met my uncle Davy;
I broke his neck and drank his blood
And left him lying easy.
-A bottle of wine (whiskey, &c.).
14 Forty sheep went out a gap;
Forty more followed that;
A man and his dog followed that -
How many feet was that?
-Two (The man's. The others have hooves, not feet).
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2020-05-31 13:26
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Once upon a time there lived a great giant and everyone was afraid of him. One day he chanced to meet a small man, who was told by the giant that he should come to the wood and bring back some fire-wood. As they entered the wood the huge giant started pulling the trees from their roots. The small man getting his pen-knife started cutting large briars and putting them together. The giant asked him what he was going to do and he said that he would knot some of those together and they would bring home half the wood on their shoulders. "Stop, stop" ,said the giant for if we bring home half the wood my mother would burn it all in one day.
One day they agreed that whichever one of them would eat the most should stick himself with a large dagger. The small man got what was supposed to be a second stomach and fastened his coat around it. The small man eating the most, was obliged to stick himself first. His stomach burst open and he fell back as if he was dead. The giant, getting so frightened at what had happened, caught hold of the large dagger and sent it through his own stomach and fell dead on the floor. The small man, overjoyed at how he got rid of his huge giant walked home.
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2020-05-31 13:25
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Seo h-iad na h-ainmhneaca atá ar na cnocnaibh:-

SPINCÍN - mar cnoc árd biorrach seadh é

FEAR BRÉIGE
mar chuir duine fear bréige suas ann chun scannrad a chur ar daoinibh

SÍDHEÁN - Deirtear go mbíonn sidheoga ann

CNOC DÓIGHTE - mar cuireadh an cnoc sin tre theine fadó

SCEILP na RÍOGH
mar bhí rí agus daoine ag troid ann fadó agus deirtear go bhfuil fuil na daoine a gortuigheadh ann fós
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2020-05-31 13:22
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Once upon a time there lived a man called "Paddy the Irishman". One day as he went for a walk he came to the walls of a beautiful palace in which lived a great giant. He climed over the wall to see what was inside and as he did so, the owner of the castle saw him, and asked him who he was. "I am Paddy the Irishman", said Paddy "and I am able to make oatenmeal of stones". "O, come down" said the giant, "you are the man that would suit my mother." Paddy got down, and went into the castle, where the giant began to prepare a feast in honour of him.
They killed two cows, and cooked them. The decided to eat a cow each in different rooms. Soon the feast began. The giant ate and ate, till he was almost bursting. Paddy did not put a tooth in his meal. He got a sheet, tied it around him and stuffed the meat inside. He then went out to the room where the giant was eating, to find he had only half the cow eaten.
About an hour afterward the giant finished, and they decided to go for a walk. During the walk, Paddy told the giant stories about Ireland. The giant asked Paddy to tell him a story. He told the giant that in Ireland, the people can open their stomachs and let out what they had eaten. "O" said the giant, "I should love to see that done". Paddy told him that he would do it first, and that he could do it after him. The giant agreed.
Paddy took a knife, cut the sheet open, and out come all the meat. Then the giant took the knife, thinking he could do the same, but he stuck himself in the stomach and fell dead. Paddy buried the giant in a deep hole and made his way back to the castle. After haven taken
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 13:19
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an t-Aifreann in-aimsir na ndlighthe bPeannaidheacha.
Mairead Ní Chuimilín (V), Gort
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2020-05-31 13:18
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Tá aít eile ar bhárr cnuic Ghríanan, ar a tugtar CARRAIG an AIFRINN aít ar léigeadh na sagairt
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2020-05-31 13:17
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Tugtar LOCH-MHÓR ar ceann aca mar do bhí lochán mór ann fado acht níl sé le feiceál anois.

Tugtar "PAÍRC an TOBAIR" ar ceann eile mar tá tobar i lár na paírce.

"GARRDHA MHARCUIS" ar ceann eile mar deirtear gur ag fear darbh ainm Marcuis a bhí an paírc sin fadó.

"AN PHAÍRC GARBH" ar ceann eile mar tá an paírc sin an garbh. Tá a lán clocha ann.
agus an "PHAÍRC LEATHAN" ar ceann eile mar paírc leathan isead í.

Tá a lan carraige thart timceall na h-aíte seo agus seo iad ainmneacha cuid aca.
"CARRAIG na SEABHAC" mar tá a lán seabhac in-a gcomhnaide ar an gcarraig seo agus amanta tagann siad síos agus siobann siadh na siciní leo. "An Seabhac Bradac" a cuireann na daoine orrtha.
Tá "BIN DUBH" mar ainm ar ceann eile mar carraig dubh iseadh é.
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2020-05-31 13:16
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VI
Alas! dear Island sorrow from thee, they went away,
Poor, friendless and disconsolate, in other lands they stray,
In every clime the sun doth shine from Australia to Peru,
They breath fond prayers to Heaven, dear native land for you.
VII
Oppressions, withering, blighting, curse dispels that gallant band,
From the sacred toys of kindred, to many a distant land,
But it could not crush their manly hearts, or did their spirits quail,
Ah! they were good and generous, those brave sons of the [?].
VIII
Some nobly fought in freedom cause therefore the story tells,
Of their daring pluck and bravery 'mid scrape, and shot and shell,
While round lay dead and dying, how some were heard to say,
Brave boys will free the old land yet, our Green Isle far away.
IX
Ah! memory why remind me? of those friends so good and kind
Or! why will you recall again, the scenes I left behind,
For the friends shall never greet me, or those scenes I ne'er shall view,
Alas, I'm exiled far away, dear Isle, from them and you.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 13:13
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William Bartnett lived in Shean[?] One day there was a fair in Conna. He was said to jump from Twomeys Gate over the Bridge and into Roches Gardens at the other side. He also jumped out of his sick bed and threw a weight weighing a cwt up against a wall and no one ever since could put the weight as high. There also lived a woman named Joan Downing. She lived in Marstown. She used bring a pail of water on her head while knitting.
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2020-05-31 13:09
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Great indeed was the faith and strength of our forefathers that lived in Ireland many a year ago and we children are at the present day progressing in our knowledge of the strength of those people. The son or daughter of the present generation are not like their grandmothers and grandfathers. Here are some of the great old people that are dead and gone. We will take for instance Maire Larr R.I. P. who lived in Ballybride. She brought a double harrow on her back through three fields.
Padraig Láidir was out in a field one day. The horses sulked as he was carrying a cart of potatoes. So Padraig took the ridge board from the horses back, put it on his own and brought home the potatoes.
Arthur Muclachy R.I.P. who lived in Currabeha was supposed to be a swift runner and he won many races. Some of his descendants are still living. John Hennessy R.I.P. also lived in Currabeha and was supposed to mow three acres of corn in one day with a scythe.
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2020-05-31 13:07
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"CÚL na CARRAIGE" is ainm do pháirc amháin mar tá sé ar cul carraige moíre.
"LÚIBÍN is ainm do ceann eile mar tá lúb mór ann.
Is é "BÉAL a BHÁIN" is ainm do cheann eile mar tá an talamh sin go h-án íseal agus tá cnuic ar gach thaobh de agus tá an gaoth fuar adtuaidh ag séideadh go geár ann i gcomhnuidhe agus bíonn dath liath bán ar.

Tá carraig mór in-aice na h-aíte seo darbh dó "BUN RÍABHACH mar aon lá amháín tháinig beirt fhear chun ainmneacha a tabhairt dos noa cnocaibh agus na carraigreachaibh. Nuair a d'fhéac siad ar an gcarraig seo bhí sé clúduighthe le leac oidre.
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2020-05-31 13:04
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Sliabh Mis" is a few miles from Tralee. I was often near standing on top of it. Each year when I go on holidays to my Aunt's house, I go there. The house is very near "Sliabh Mis". It is about two thousand feet in height. I had a fine view of Tralee Bay, and most of the vale of Tralee, and Tralee town, and the neighbouring villages of Fenit, the Spa, Camp, and Castlemaine.
Conor Mac Daire, one of the kings of Iarmuman, or North Munster lived on the top of "Sliabh Mis", long before the Christian era. He was once king of all Munster. His wife was Blanard. The remains of Conor Mac Daire's fort is still to be seen.
It is related locally here that Conor Mac Daire was attacked in this fort by Cuculainn. Cuculainn was beaten and driven off by Conor Mac Daire. Next year Cuculainn came again to attack Conor Mac Daire. In the beginning, Cuculainn, and his followers, some of the Red Branch knights, were beaten off again, but when Conor Mac Daire went to sleep he was betrayed by hi wife Blanard, and Conor Mac Daire was defeated and slain.
In this trip to "Sliabh Mis", Cuculainn passed by Kilflynn. Tradition says he came from the North through Clare and jumped the Shannon. There is a place in the Shannon called "Léim Cuculainn", that is Cuculainn's
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2020-05-31 13:03
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64 Spell "a broken-down ditch" in three letters.
- G - A - P (A "ditch" is, of course, an earth fence).
I give the following for what they are (or may be) worth:-
65 Whey does a donkey eat thistles?
- Because he's an ass.
66 What is the difference between a potato and an egg?
- The longer you boil a potato the softer it gets; the longer you boil an egg the harder it gets.
67 What is the shiest thing in the world.
- A Clock: it always holds its hands before its face.
68 Where was Moses when the light went out?
- In the dark.
69 What travels through Greece and Turkey?
- A knife. (grease and turkey)
70 What is it a cart has, is of no use to the cart and the cart can't go without it?
- The noise.
(It is over thirty years ago since I read, in a book of riddles, the following version:
"What goes with the train, stops with the train, is of no use to the train, yet the train can't go without it?" P. Ó Ceallaig)
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2020-05-31 12:58
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Tá áit timcheall leath-míle ó mo theach darbh ainm COR-a-DEÓRÁIN. Fuair sí a ainm mar tá stráinséar curtha annsin. Deóraidhe dob eadh é.

Tá páirc i nDoirín darbh ainm do "PAIRC an AONAIGH" mar bhíodh aontaighe annsin fadó.

Tá cloc in aice le Droicead Pont-Abhann.
"CLOC LUASGAIDH" an t-ainm atá air. Fadó bhí Naomh Padraig ar Néifin. Caith sé cloc síos annsin ín dhiaidh athar nimhe. Nuair a thuit an cloc síos ghreamuigh sé de cloich eile agus cé go mbíonn sé ag luasgadh anonn is anall ní thuiteann sí. Deirtear gurbh é cumhact Naomh Padhraig atá 'ga coingbéal annsin.
Caitlín Ní hÉalaigh (rang a 5)
Pont-Abhann
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79 Long leg legless came to the door headless, and said, "Keep your hens within, I do not dread your dog."
- A worm.
80 Two dead men fighting;
Two blind men looking on;
Two cripples running for the police and
Two dummies shouting "Hurry on."
- The answer is, "A Lie."
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71. As I went out my grandfather's gap I saw a ship full of people and not a single one in it?
- They were all married.
72 Upstairs, downstairs, windows made of glass,
In the king's parlour there dwells a pretty lass,
Rings on her fingers, bells on her toes,
Tip her in the middle and away she goes.
- a gun.
73 Two feet hanging, four feet ganging, and four feet lying in press?
- A man riding a Mare with foal.
Except of the word "ganging" this has all the marks of an old-time native.
74 The man that made it did not want it; the man that bought it would not keep it; the man that got it could not tell whether it fitted him ill or well.
- A coffin.
This is old.
75 What goes up the chimney down, but won't go down the chimney up?
- An umbrella.
76 When is a soldier not half a soldier?
- When he is in quarters.
77 What's like a horse's shoe?
- A mare's shoe
78 What's like half the moon?
- The other half.
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é é. Bhíodh leabaidh i ngach cistineach fadó. Bhíodh an leabaidh sa choirnéalag inaice leis an teine leabaidh na cistineadh an t-ainm a bhíodh ar an leabaidh. Chodhluigheadh bean an tighe agus cuid dhá cuid páistí innti. Bhíodh an teinteán ag taobh binne na cistineadh. Istigh i lár na binne a bhíodh an similéar. Bhíodh an similéar déan
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58 Blacky sat on Rucky Dempsey, looked at that pawy, stuck it in gubby, and tell me what is that? (Alice Halpenny)
- A blackberry
59 What is it that is cut in the wood, sounds in the town, and earns its master many a pound?
- A fiddle.
60 Face me fair and I am everybody;
Scratch my back and I am nobody.
- A mirror.
61 As I looked out my grandfather's window I saw the dead carrying the live.
- A shipload of people.
62 I went to the wood and I got it; I sat down to look for it but couldn't find it; so I had to bring it home with me.
- A thorn in my foot.
63 What two tradesmen work hardest against each other?
- A tinker and a shoemaker. (The former makes tins to keep water in, while the latter makes boots to keep it out).
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"As thick as a horse!" - Very stubborn or ill-mannered
"There I l(e)ave you!" = I cannot give any further explanation regarding the subject.
"I'll not tell you!" = I don't know.
"You'll never tell!" = I refuse to tell you
"That's a "Sceal Garrigan." (Sceal = Scéal).
- Séol Gargan, who lived in Kerr's lane, Edmondstown, used to tell simple, childish stories to children. When one told a foolish story or a cock-and-bull story, one of the hearers would remark, "That's anothrer Sceal Garrigan, or "That's at Sceal Garrigan."
"Don't be making Parra Joe's mother of yourself!" = Don't act the fool. As Jimín Mháire Thaidhg would say, "Ná bí ag déanamh Máire Ní 'Ogáin díot féin."
"My belly thinks my throat's cut." = I'm very hungry.
"It was the first bit was put on the spoon for him." = The first thing he ever learned; said especially of a inherited trait. Thus, one says of a thief's son, "He's a thief," to which the inevitable reply is, "Wasn't it the first bit was put on the spoon for him."
"You've as many patches on your dress (coat, &c.,) as there's a godly Awn's jacket." = Like Joseph's coat
"Godly Eoghan was an old time tramp who begged hereabouts. His garment was "a thing of rents and patches."
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alight. "I am not quite strong enought yet", said he. "Well is there anything I can do for you", said the prince. "Do what you did before", said the bird. "Get another barrel of water and another barrel of oats and leave me here for another year and a day". The prince did so. The at the end of the third year and the third day, he came back to the shed. "Do you think are you all right now?" said he to the bird. "I'll have a try", said the bird, "sit up on my back". The prince
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(12) "That beat all!" "beat" is pronounced "bet".
Means something like, "I've never heard anything like that, in my life!" Is a most useful phrase. When one hears of the eveil deeds of a villain; or of a wonderful invention; or of the success of somebody, especially if uexpected; or of the brilliancy of a child as told by the child's father, one says, "That bet all!" It seems to me much more forceful than the usual (but never heard here), "That bangs Banaquer!"
(13) "What could your expect from a pig but a grunt?" = "Cad a dhéanfadh mac an chait ath luch a mharbhadh?"
(14) "He (she) is a Willie!"
He is proficient at his job. If an old woman were unable to thread a needle and handed it to a child she'd say, when he had done the job, "You're a Willie!" Sometimes au aguisín is put to it: "You're a Willie - if you had a tail," but Mrs Callan says her father or mother never used the latter form. It is of recent origin.
(15) "As much as would grease a gimlet."
Said in reference to a minute portion of fat, butter, &c.
(16) "As old as a field."
The person or thing so described is very old.
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to my own country". "Well" said the prince, "is there anything I can do to help to cure you?"."Yes" said the bird, "put me into a disused shed with a barrel of oats and a barrel of water, then shut up the shed and don't come in there or allow anybody else in for a year and a day, and I'll probably be better by that time". The prince did as he was asked. Then at the end of a year and a day he opened the shed and found the bird apparently all right. He asked him how he was and the bird. "I am not sure that I am strong enough yet to fly back to my own country but I'll have a trial. Sit up on my back till I see could I fly carrying that weight". The prince did so but the bird could not rise off the ground. "Ah, I am not quite cured yet" said the bird. "Well", said the prince, "is there anything I can do for you". "Do as you did before", said the bird, get another barrel of oats and anothter barrel of water then shut up the shed and leave me here for another year and a day". The prince did so and at the end of the second year and the second day, he came to the shed again. He found the bird much improved. "Do you think could you fly home now?" said he. "I'll have a try", said the bird. "Sit up on my back and I'll see how far I can carry you". The prince did so and the bird flew once around the king's castle but after that he felt tired and had to
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2020-05-31 11:59
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There was a king in Ireland long ago and he had three sons. They were fine, strong, healthy, vigorous young men and they were very fond of hunting and fowling. Now their father, the old king, was a very humane man, and in winter time he used always throw out plenty of corn in the yard to feed the birds. One day the boys had been out fowling and when they were returning they saw three very remarkable birds picking the corn their father had put out. The youngest prince said "I'll try to shoot one of these, I never saw birds like them before". HIs brothers said it would be a shame to shoot them but he insisted on firing and he wounded the smallest. The other two birds flew up in the air shrieking wildly while the wounded bird fluttered towards a hedge, dragging it's wing along. The prince went over towards it and when he did, the bird spoke and said:- "You have done a bad deed young prince you have broken my wing and now I won't be able to fly back
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if you are fit or your high position. I am going to ask you a few questioons and if you can't answer them I am going to cut off your head with this sword". "Well, ask me the questions in any case" said the fool. "How would you bring water from a well in a sieve?" said the landlord.
"I'd wait until the water got frozen" said the fool. "How much water is in the Red Sea?" said the landlord. "Stop all the water that is flowing into it" said the fool, "and I'll measure it then".
"Where is the middle of the earth?" said the landlord. "The very spot you are standing on", said the fool. "It is not" said the Landlord.
"We'll go off and measure it", said the fool "and I'll hold the chain here until you come back".
"That is no answer", said the Landlord, "and if you don't answer the next question better your head comes off. Tell me now what am I thinking of?".
"I'll answer that question easily", said the fool. "You think you are talking to the Bishop and you are doing nothing of the sort. I am his brother, the fool". "Well" said the Landlord, "if a fool can answer as well as all that, I had better leave the Bishop alone". And from that day on he never interferred with the Bishop.
An Crioch
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if you are fitf or your high position. I am going to ask you a few questioons and if you can't answer them I am going to cut off your head with this swrd". "Well, ask me the questions in any case said the fool. "How would you bring water from a well in a sieve?" said the landlord.
"I'd wait until the water got frozen" said the fool. "How much water is in the Red Sea?" said the landlord. "Stop all the water that is flowing into it" said the fool, "and I'll measure it then".
"Where is the middle of the earth?" said the landlord. "The very spot you are standing on", said the fool. "It is not" said the Landlord.
"Well go off and measure it", said the fool "and I'll hold the chain here until you come back".
"That is no answer", said the Landlord, "and if you don't answer the next question better your head comes off. Tell me now what am I thinking of?".
"I'll answer that question easily", said the fool. "You think you are talking to the Bishop and you are doing nothin og the sort. I am his brother, the fool". "Well" said the Landlord, "if a fool can answer as well as all that, I had better leave the Bishop alone". And from that day on he never interferred with the Bishop.
An Crioch
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2020-05-31 11:39
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the new Bishop. He looked on him as an upstart turncoat. As well as that he was anxious to add the Bishop's house and grounds to his own demesne. So he thought of a plan. He sent word to the Bishop that he was to come up to the big house on a certain day to answer certain questions and if he was not able to answer them he was to be beheaded.
When the bish got the messsage he knew very well that the Landlord meant to kill him, and when the appointed day came, he called his brother and gave him certain orders and instructions. Now although the brother was a half fool he understood quite well from the instructions he was getting that the Bishop was preparting for death, so he insisted on being told the whole story. When he heard of it he said, "Everybody says I am very like you only for the clothes you wear. Give me a suit of your clothed and I'll go up to the big house in your place and try to answer the questions. If I answer them well and good and i I don't all the Landlord can so is to kill me, and I am no great loss". The Bishoptried to dissuade him but it was no use. At last he had to give in so the fool was dressed up like a Protestant Bishop and sent off to the big house.
He was shown into a room there, and the Landlors came in a few minutes with a drawn sword in his land. "Now my man", said he " I have sent for you to see
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2020-05-31 11:25
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During the penal days the majority of the weathier classes in Ireland turned Protestant in order to keep their lands or as sommetimes happened to get other peoples' land as well. Sometimes the poorer people turned Protestant too, and when they did they were well looked after in this life, what was become of them in the next.
Once a poor man had two somes, one was a hald simpleton and the other was very clever, yet they were very much alike in appearance. Now the clever lad was so keen on learning that he turned Protestant since Catholics were not allowed school or teachers at the time. Then the protestants sent him to a Protestant school and after that he went to Trinity College and in the course of time he became a Protestant Bishop. Then when he went to live in the diocese hehad charge of, he was given a fine house and place, and he brought his half simpleton of a brother to live with him.
Now his nearest neighbour was a rich man, the Landlord of all the district round about. He was a Protestant of course, but he hated and despised
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2020-05-31 11:20
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The names of our farm animals are:-
Cows, calves, bulls, heifers, horses, donkeys, bullocks, jennets, foals. Our cows have (got) no names. When driving in the cows you say How! How!. The cowhouse is oblong in shape; it is built of cement and stone. The cows are tied to stakes and a chain tied around each one's (her) neck. Cows are always tied by the neck. The tyings are made (out) of chains The chains for tying cows are generally bought. At Xmas holy-water is always (shook) sprinkled in the cow-house. It is generally done on Xmas night. Holly is (always) put up in the cowhouse at Xmas to bring luck for the year. Horses are kept (always) in stables at night during the winter and given hay and oats. To have a goat with cattle brings them luck; it is said none of them would die during the year. When you (would be) call(ing) the hens you (would) say Tuck! Tuck! Some of these "calls" are very ancient. When people are setting
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2020-05-31 11:19
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When the swallow flies low it is the sign of rain.
Rays of light slant down from the sun when it is going to rain.
The crickets song is very sharp when it is going to rain.
The spiders creep from their cobwebs when its going to rain.
When the smoke is not going up straight it is the sign of rain.
When frogs come into the house it is going to rain.
When the trains can be heard
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2020-05-31 11:19
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spaces, and according to the size of the frame. A running loop is put on each loose double end. The entire frame is left on the ground. Crumbs are scattered on the space it encloses. The snare is now set by stretching the loop over the crumbs. Each loop is set on a tiny cipin with a split end, to keep it up and open.
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2020-05-31 11:16
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Extract from the Drogheda Argus of 7th June 1863.
By J.J. Dunican, Ardcath and written by Molly Murphy, Bathramstown, Co. Dublin.
Dedication of the new Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ardcath.
"Drogheda Argus" 07/06/1862.
The solemn ceremony of dedicating this new and beautiful church to the service of Almighty God was celebrated on Sunday last by the Most Rev. the Lord Bishop of Meath, in the presence of a vast and highly edified congregation. The church is situated in the centre of a large and populous district, commanding the views of a rich country. From an early hour numbers of persons from various localities around Ardcath had assembled to witness a ceremonial which was in the highest degree calculated to fill them with the liveliest gratitude to Almighty God, who had so signally preserved the ancient faith in this quarter of the country the parish in which the new church is situated bearing no trace of Protestantism, no one Protestant having, as we are informed, ever resided in it and the same may be said
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2020-05-31 11:13
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Lady Caroline Damer owned vast estates in Southern Ireland. Glenbreeda was one of her estates. About ninety years ago it was offered for sale and Mr. Ryan of Bohercrow House, Tipperary bought it. He (remained living) lived in Bohercrow House, and he came to Thurles twice a year, in May and November, and the tenants of Glenbreeda went to Thurles to pay the rent to him. He often rack-rented tenants who had not a lease of their farms but no evictions or plantations were carried out under him.
Tithes were paid by the people of Glenbreeda long ago. In 1869 "tithes" were abolished and all the tithe documents of Ireland were buried on the Rock of Barnane. Mr. Ryan got bankrupt and in 1923 the Land Commission bought the land from him.
Farms were sub-divided among members of families on marriage.
Bridget Hogan,
Glenbreeda,
Borrisoleigh,
Information got from, Kate Ryan, same address, aged about sixty-five years.
BR
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2020-05-31 10:52
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The name of my townland is Greaghlattacapple, it is in the parish of Carrickmacross, and in the barony of Farney. There are thirteen families in it. The most common name in it is Hanratty. Most of the houses are slated. The land in it is very boggy and hilly. Numbers of people left this townland in the time of the famine and went to America. There is a high hill near it called Corduff mountain, it is the highest point between us and the sea. From where we live we can see a part of the Co. Cavan.
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2020-05-31 10:51
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on the flank. The seller keeps the halter or rope, but, in the case of a horse the seller gives it to the buyer with the luck money. Buyers come from Roscrea, Templemore, Thurles and several other places.
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2020-05-31 10:49
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The local fair is held in the streets. About forty-five years ago it was held in the Fair-Green. Buyers often transacted business at farmers' houses, at crossroads, etc. Long ago there were three fairs held. The biggest fair on the 27th November. The day before it was a day for the sale of bonhams. The other dates were, the 9th June and the 6th August. The farmers of the locality did not patronise these two fairs, and so, they died out. When an animal was is sold money is given called "Luck Penny". It is calculated in this way, if you sell an animal for eight pounds a shilling or two shillings is given for luck. When a bargain is made the parties concerned show their agreement by dividing the odd money and spitting on it. Animals are marked with mud
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birch-trees. It is situated on the road between Borrisoleigh and Nenagh.
Curraheen: It means the little marsh. It is situated about four miles from Borrisoleigh.
Glenanoge: Means the glen of the boys. It is situated about two miles from Borrisoleigh.
Fishmoy: Means the swine plain. This place it situated between Borrisoleigh and Templemore.
Coolgorth: Means the orchard. It is situated near Borrisoleigh.
Roo: Means abounding in the herb Ru or Rubha.
Ballaruan: Means the red road. It is situated about a mile from Borrisoleigh.
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Gortnaboul: The place is situated at the foot of the Tower. It means the Field of the Holes.
"The Tower": This is a hill on which there is a tower called Lanigan's tower. Mr. Lanigan lived in this district long ago and he went to reside in Dublin; and it is said that before he went he got this tower built so that he could see it from Dublin.
Latteragh: This place is situated between Borrisoleigh and Nenagh. It means St. Oran's wet hillside. St. Oran was a monk who lived in Latteragh long ago; he blessed a well there and it bears his name since.
Garrangreena: This is the name of the school and the district around it. It means the Sunny Shrubbery.
Curraghloss: This place is the next townland to Garrangreena. It means the green curragh.
Cullahill: This place is situated between Borrisoleigh and Currabaha It means the hazel wood.
Currabaha: Means the marsh of the
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2020-05-31 10:31
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Aughvolyshane: John's old milking place.
Knockinure: The hill of the yew-trees.
Knockbrack: The speckled hill.
Fantane: Long ago cholera broke out among the people of Borrisoleigh. A great many died and were buried in sheets by two kind-hearted people. They were buried at Fantane, at the left-hand-side of Rody Hogan's gate. The graves are still to be seen there. The graves are marked by stones.
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and it was sent back to the Museum in Dublin.
Cill Cuileanáin (Coolawn) St. Culan is the patron St. of Borrisoleigh. There was a church and churchyard here long ago. A tombstone was unearthed in the time of the late Canon Morris (R.I.P.) It was the tomb of a priest who was buried there. They dug a deeper grave there and the tomb was replaced and this particular field never ploughed.
Gortinadawn: The garden of the treasures. Large numbers of coins have been found dating back to the reign of George II (1727-1760.)
Kilnalacken: The church on the side of the hill.
Glenkeen: The weeping glen. There are the ruins of an old church here, also a cemetry which is the oldest in Ireland and is very congested.
Coolataggle: The corner of the rye.
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2020-05-31 10:21
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Killoskehan: This place got its name from the following story. In the reign of Cromwell, (there was) a priest called Father Skehan was captured and (was) hanged from a tree. It has been called after him ever since. It is situated about three miles from Borrisoleigh.
Coolawn: When monks who lived in Coolawn were leaving they hid their valuables under oak trees. A cup of gold, silver and bronze was found under an oak tree. One of the handles was missing. The man who found it sold it for twopence not knowing its value. It was afterwards sent to the Museum in London
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2020-05-31 10:07
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of crutches, was, after staying overnight at the well, able to leave her crutches behind her and walk home. Also a child, named Cholessy, from Kilmaley, only four years of age, who was unable to walk, after staying a night at the Well, was able to walk perfectly from that on.
Killerk Blessed Well in Mr. Neylon's land is surrounded by a graveyard where children were buried, before the graveyard was in Kilone, and is overshadowed by a great oak tree. The water in this well has power to cure some sore eyes and there is moss growing on stones around the Well, which if rubbed to sore eyes is supposed to cure them.
Killea Blessed Well is about a mile and a half from Killerk. In this Well is an eel. If people with sore eyes, visited it, did a "round", teemed the well, took up the eel with a silk handkerchief and rubbed it to their eyes it is supposed to cure them.
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2020-05-31 09:59
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The following are some old customs relating to marriage:
The bride should wear,
Something borrowed, something blue,
Something old and something new.
It is supposed to be unlucky to wear green. Also it is unlucky if a woman introduced the contracting parties.
On "Chalk" - Sunday (the Sunday following Shrove Tuesday) it is the custom to chalk those who are of marriageable age, but who did not get married during Shrove.
St Bridgid's Well at Lismeallbreda is in a field and is overshadowed by a big tree. At this Well some eyes are cured from time to time. After visiting it three times and washing her eyes with the water, a girl from Kilrush was cured of sore eyes. Long ago people did "rounds" there, but this custom has died out now. One time the Well was disused and it dried up but it again appeared, a little distance away from where it was first.
There is a statue of St Brigid placed on an altar beside the Well. On this altar pilgrims leave blessed pictures, crucifixes and medals after them.
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2020-05-31 09:58
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The following are some old customs relating to marriage:
The bride should wear,
Something borrowed, something blue,
Something old and something new.
It is supposed to be unlucky to wear green. Also it is unlucky if a woman introduced the contracting parties.
On "Chalk" - Sunday (the Sunday following Shrove Tuesday) it is the custom to chalk those who are of marriageable age, but who did not get married during Shrove.
St Bridgid's Well at Lismeallbreda is in a field and is overshadowed by a big tree. At this Well some eyes are cured from time to time. After visiting it three times and washing her eyes with the water, a girl from Kilrush was cured of sore eyes. Long ago people did "rounds" there, but this custom has died out now. One time the Well was disused and it dried up but it again appeared, a little distance away from where it was first.
There is a statue of St Brigid placed on an altar beside the Well. On this altar pilgrims leave blessed pictures, crucifixes and medals after them.
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2020-05-31 09:50
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O Conaire inann Gaedhilg a lábhairt go h-an mhaíth. Fuair se a chuid oideacaisi bhFrainch. Is e a treoraígh na bFrainncaigh (?) tre "Bearna Gaoithe" i 1798, agus do crocad i e gCasisleain a-Barraigh in diaidh sin.
Maíre Ní h-Ealaigh (V) Pont-Abhann, Beal-Easa
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2020-05-31 09:46
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Fadó in Éirinn is í sgioból a bhíodh na páistí ag foghluim a gceacht no amuigh fe'n aer. Ní bhíodh aca chun sgríobhadh ach píosa de cípín lasta, nuair a bhíodh sé múchta no píose de shean-phíopa. Do sgríobhaidís ar slinnte. Do bhí ar na paistibh leat-phighinn a thabhairt do'n máighistir gach lá. Bi'n é an págh a geibhedh sé.
Bhí sgoil scairte i nGort agus i nGríanán. Níor chuala mé ce'n t-ainm a bhí ar na múinteoíri mar stróinseírí dob ead iad. Ní chomhnaidead na múinteoirí ins an teach céadna gach oidhche ach d'fanadh sé oidhche i ngach tigh in-a raibh páiste agus ar feadh cuid de'n oidhche do bhidís ag múineadh na gceact do's na paistibh.
Ins an am sin ní raibh aon cathaoir ná deischeanna ins na sgoileanna ach do gheibhidís blocai móra de gúis-portaigh agus shuidheadh na páisti ar na blocaibh sin. Do shuidheadh na múinteoirí ar bhloc eile ós chomhair na bpáiste.

Cuir an t-Athair O Conaire an sagart pharroiste Eadar Gabhail a lán sgoileanna scairte ar bun, chuir se ceann ar bun i Leat Árdaín agus ins an ceann sín fuair an t-Ard Easbog Sean Mhic Eíl cuid da chuid oidceacais. Bhíodh an t-Athair
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2020-05-31 09:46
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This man lived in Grellagh. Owing to his crop failing one season, his cattle were seized as rent.
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2020-05-31 09:45
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You coild not get 2 sipplies the one day. Four of those were in the district.
1. In McGarrigles, Castlegal
2, " Cliffoney
3. " Mullaghmore
4. " McGowans, Carns.
When times improved the meal stopped and the schoolmaster,
Edward McGlain, who then had only a mud cabin, was given this house, as a school, McGarrigle been given a piece of land in Carns. Later he was changed to Mullaghmore and a Mrs. McIntyre came there. (She) From her are they present McIntyres descended; they live at Bunduff Bridge and own the fishery rights (salmon)
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2020-05-31 09:40
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During the Famine he gave out meal to help those in distress.
Palmerston's Meal.
Opposite the present Castlegal Boys' School is an old house. This was once a school and previous to this the residence of Eddie McGarrigle. It was here where the boiler was., and where the Indian Meal porridge was given out. It was McGarrigle's work to have it ready.
To obtain meal one had to go to the Parish priest or Schoolmaster and obtain ticket. Then he went to McGarrigle and got one porringerful for each person in the house.
It was given out once a day only.
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2020-05-31 09:33
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1. The donkey when calling her we say poosh poosh.
2. The cow when calling her we say puidhy and when driving her we say"how, how
3. The horse when calling him we say poosh poosh,
4. The sheep when calling the sheep we say "Chep, chep."
5. The goat when calling her we say "Jenn, jeen."
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2020-05-31 09:30
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sign of rain.
9. When there is thunder it is the sign of fine weather.
10. When there is a swarm of midges in the evening it is the sign of rain.
11. When there is a blue sky it is the sign of rain.
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2020-05-31 09:27
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Nior fhás na prátaí ins an gceanntar seo ins an droch-saoghal mar do thóg na daoine na sgiollaín as an gcré. Bhí duine i nGríanan uair amháin agus maidean amhain ní raibh aon rud le n-ithe aige agus céárd a rinne sé ach dul amach agus a lán sgiollan a thógaint as an gcré agus dit sé iad. Nuair a bhí sé ag teact amach treasna claildhe na paírce do thuit se agus fuair se bás.
Bhí fear agus a bhean céile ag gabhail ar an mbótar lá agus bhí an ocras ortha. Connaic siad turnipi i bpaírc agus thógadar seacht gcinn. Nuair a fritheadh an duine a thóg na turnaipi as an bpairc cuireadh seacht mbliadhain priosúnacht air.
Tá áit ag bun an chnuic ar bhóthar Gríanain in a bhfuair bean bas leis an ocras. Tá sí curtha i bpaírc atá ar thaobh an bóthair. Tá dhá chloich ins an dtalamh annsoin agus deireann na sean daoine go bhfuil se curtha faoi na clochaib sin. Is le Mícheál Gearactaig an pháirc sin annois. Is féidir é a feicéal on sgoil seo..
Tá ait eile ar bóthar Grianan ar a tugtar "Carraig an Fhéir Gorta" mar bhí fear a teacht abaile o'n baile mór nuair a fuair se bás leis an ocras. Tá se curtha fe an gcarraig sin agus an duine a siubhalann ar an gcarraig sin geibeann se an "feir gorta".

Tug Eogan Mac Cormaic na sgealta seo dhom. Ta se 74 bliadain d'aois agus ta se beó fós.
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2020-05-31 09:25
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The primroses are to be seen here and.
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2020-05-31 09:24
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On New Years day the daylight lengthens as far as a cock's crow carries. When oak trees bend with snow in January, good crops may be expected January 14 will be either the coldest or the wettest day of the year.
A January spring is worth nothing. As long as the birds sings before Candlemas, so long will it wail after it.
February
All the in the year will curse a fair February.
As long as the sunbeams comes in on Brigids Day, the snow comes before May Day.
On Candlemas Day throw a candle away.
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2020-05-31 09:20
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Oh Mother are you sleeping
No son, but I am dreaming
What are you dreaming of?
I am dreaming that you are tearing, wearing, wailing nailed to a Cross and a Crown of Thorns on Your head.
That is a very good dream Mother and whoever says it three times going to bed shall never see the the Gates of hell but are sure that the Gates of Heaven shall be open to to him.
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2020-05-31 09:16