Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 34415 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2020-04-07 23:17
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Ballinamore, Dromahaire and Drumshambo
But Seamus soon tumbled them down
Had he numbers to match his opponents
he soon would walk over the west
But the Maker of all things had called him
Along with the brave for to rest
horus.
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But the memory of bull will be living
with all Ireland's best fighting men
While the brown heather blooms on the
mountain an the echo rings down through the glen.
And also his comrade, young Timon,
Who bravely stood by his side
Though the foe pressed on hundreds around them
Along with his leader he died
Chorus.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 23:08
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ere used for drawing turf from the bog. They were also used for holding potatoes.
Cart-wheels are made in my district. A carpenter gets a big log of a seasoned oak tree. He saws it and makes six fellows. He makes twelve spokes. He gets a big piece of timber and puts the twelve spokes into it. He puts the fellows in the spokes. The tools he uses in this work are:- sledge, saw, spokeshave, small hatchet, plane, and hammer
Spinning was done in the district long ago. The wool was carded first. It was made into small rolls. Then it was spun on a spinning wheel, Some people are spinni
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 23:08
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ere used for drawing turf from the bog. They were also used for holding potatoes.
Cart-wheels are made in my district. A carpenter gets a big log of a seasoned oak tree. He saws it and makes six fellows. He makes twelve spokes. He gets a big piece of timber and puts the twelve spokes into it. He puts the fellows in the spokes. The tools he uses in this work are:- sledge, saw, spokeshave, small hatchet, plane, and hammer
Spinning was done in the district long ago. The wool was carded first. It was made into small rolls. Then it was spun on a spinning wheel, Some people are spin [?]
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 23:02
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About fifty or sixty years ago a man named Conlon from Culticonnor was trudging home from a game of cards neighbouring house. As he was about to cross a "seoch" into his own land a table was placed before him and the finest pack of cards he ever laid an eye on, cut and dealt. He played away and all he could see was a black hand being thrust up from behind the table. The cold sweat was breaking out on him but he was winning. One time as he was about to rob with the Ace of Clubs and the card fell.
He stooped to pick it up but what did he see under the table but a big black fellow w [?]
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 22:58
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There is no entrance hole in this Fort.
There was once a woman passing by it and she saw an umbrella in the Fort. She went in and she got a lot of money in it,
Those two Forts are not in view of one another.
There was the noise of horses' hooves heard running around this Fort long ago.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 22:55
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There were two men once who were passing near the Fort and they heard the noise of chains around them. They got so much afraid that they could not walk and had to creep on their hands and feet until they got outside that field. It is said if ever anyone interferes with the Fort he will not live long after.
Long ago at twelve o'clock every night there were twelve lights seen at it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 22:52
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This Fort is in the parish of Boyle in Mr. Egan's field. It is also round in shape and it has a fence of earth around it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 22:50
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were all torn with the walking. He arrived home safely and soundly with the lantern in his hand.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 22:49
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Rathallen Fort is in the townland of Rathallen in Mr. Beirne's field. It is called "rath". It is round in shape and high. There is a fence of earth around it. It is not known who has built it. It is said there are fairy people living in this fort.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:45
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hold these electric wires, which when touched outside bells gave the alarm inside, this was then a signal that the enemy was approaching. This night a stray donkey approached and touched the wires, the Captain thought it was the enemy, rang up for help in all directions and opened fire. When daylight came the found to their surprise that there was nothing outside but a donkey riddled with bullets.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:42
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Was sure the greencoats marched again]like risng of the moon.
But early morn brought good news
when by the break of day
Some short distance from the soldiers' lodge
the bleeding victim lay
Now they may boast about their
airmen or their bombproof lorry Shields
Or when the Germans march towards
Paris how the Belguins held the field
But their firing shot and sharpened
or their spreading poisonous gas
Was only sport to shelling caused at Drumdoe by an ass.
This is supposed to be sung to the air "Michael Dwyer".
In the above song the composer states it is a true event. In Drumdoe there was a stronghold, under Captain French in 1921. A round the strong
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:37
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They rang up Boyles by very lights
who came three hundred strong.
Ans with high explosives round
Drumdoe made terrible ding dong
This donkey got no caution, no
courtmartial could be held
Because he came from Ireland
immediately he fell.
But had he come from London
like the bloodhounds or the Tans
They would wait for information of
how the raid was planned.
In full his fate I can't relate, but
they riddled him I'm told.
They threw handgrades so fast on him
they had scarce time to explode
When they got exhausted throwing
bombs and unbolting rifles too
Then they swung in action Louis guns
to prolong the whilliloo.
The peaceful people round Lake Arrow
and the hills of Ballindoon
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:30
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On a barrack square they call Drumdoe,
a place well guarded too,
The soldiers sprang to arms for a hot night's rigadoo.
They took up their position guarding every land and pass,
Guns pointed at each object and especially an ass
Now in every hut and barrack square they have electric wires laid
To ring up the "Black and Tans" in case of time of raid
But this donkey being harmless,
meant no one to offend,
Got entangled in the ire and rang up all the men
Then the Tommies almost wild with fright and of raiders had their doubt
Thought it better call assistance before they'd turn out.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:21
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Not far away from this dear old land,
An exile here I roam.
Across the waters wide and wild, far from my native home.
The dear old scenes of long ago,
I do remember well.
My Youthful plays and schoolboy days
Around St. James' Well.
II
To that dear old well in former days
I have heard the old folks say
Good people came from far and near upon St. James' Day
From England, Scotland and from Wales
And far-off lands as well
In thousands there they daily prayed
Around St James' Well.
III
And yon good Master, kind and true
I hope you're teaching still
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:16
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In that dear old school so far away.
Down by the Trippling Rill
For 'twas there in happy days gone by.
You taught first to spell
Longere I thought I would have roam
From sweet St. James' Well.
IV
So now to conclude and finish
With those plain and simple lines
Just written by an Irish boy
Away three thousand miles
Adieu, fond master, kind and true,
Al comrades, far thee well.
Ay kind regards I send to all
Around St. James' Well
The abpve was composed by a native of Geevagh, I don't know his name, is in America, but once lived at
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:11
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their captives in the cell.
Two more from North Roscommon, oh. begob we're doing well.
Also two service rifles, they will help John Bull's roll call.
Who'd ever expect fire arms to be concealed around Cootehall
VI
But lated changed their story for their captives in the cells
Had known of his departure ana how they couldn't tell
And when the Tans made search for him
They would be another call, "Oh, where is Michael Dockery that we captured in Cootehall."
VII
He took with him full equipment from that guarded Barrack square
In order for to be prepared on being held up any where.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:04
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The animals that live on the mountains here are; the fox, the rabbit, the hare, the badger, and the goat. The fox makes his nest in the rocks. The rabbit makes borrows in sandy-banks. The hare lies in the grass. The badger makes a nest, something smaller than the rabbit and the goat lies on high cliffs. The fox eats young lambs and hens and all sorts of meat. The rabbit eats grass, and the hare eats grass also. The badger
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 21:02
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eats meat and grass. The goat eats heather and branches of trees. The fox is a very harmful animal. The badger is not a very harmful animal but he robbs birds nests. The fox is a very clever animal he stayes in his nest all day and comes out at night to look for food. The rabbit is clever also. The fox; the rabbit, and the hare are as swift as the wind. The badger is a very lazy and slow animal. The foxes tongue is used for taking out a thorn out of a persons foot.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:58
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or hand. The rabbit, the hare, and the goat, are used as food.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:56
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On my fathers farm tehre are a number of fields, one is called the white garden, another the black garden; and another the round garden. The names of the rivers on my fathers farm "the black river", and "the white river". The names of the valleys on my fathers farm are "Tomnahole" and "Pollatreena and Bealgleanna and Tomnafrock
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:53
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And stained-glass windows you may rely
Not like our Chapels in lanes and valleys
where mass was offered in days gone by.
III
The stained-glass windows around the alter
where Sisters and Brothers they do abound.
In hymns and prayers to the great Saint Mary
each morning early they do resound
May fortune smile on each benefactor
Who did come forward without fear or frown
And gave their donation for the contemplation of the holy temple in Clifden town
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:50
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I
One morning early for recreation as day was breaking I chanced to stray;
Where flowing fountain rolled off each mountain; each vale and lake was in grand array
My onward steps I did decline them
I stook awhile and grazed around
Where I beheld a fine new temple thats now erected in Clifden town.
II
This lovely temple is decorated and ornamented by men of art.
Its architect was never ceasing
but like true founders they did their part
It is adorned with majestic pillers,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:46
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have given the job she would be told who this cinder was supposed to be and so on with the third until each child had played the game in turn.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:45
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In winter we sit beside the fire when the days are wet. We sit at the fire and we play many games we take out cinders and give them mens names. Then one child would ask another, which of the men would she marry and the child would put her hand on one of the cinders and then she would be told the name of that cinder. The child would then ask her what she what she would put the second cinder doing and after she would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:42
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In Summer we sit in the gardens and pick daisils and make long chains and put them on the blessed pictures. Then we get other flowers and make other chains and we wear them as necklaces.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:40
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to dry; this would give a beautiful brown colour.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:40
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In olden times people coloured the wool and wollen garments with the top of heather and stuff that grows on big rocks which is called "schraith-chloch".
The heather and "schraith-chloch would be cut, and would be put into a pot of boiling water and left there, on the fire for one hour, and then the wollen garment would be put into the pot for two hours; and it would be then taken out and washed in cold water and put out
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:37
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it was a piece of cloth twisted several times that was used instead of a rush. When it was dry it was much thinner than the rush candle, and for a holder people put a piece of a rod standing in a sod of turf and they put a split in this rod at the top and the "faídeóg" was placed in the split while lighting.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:35
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got long rushes and pealed them and dipped them into this liquid until they took a good heary covering; then they kept it in a cool place to dry and get stiff. They were just like the candles we get in shops but they were not quite so thick, and they showed much better light than the candles we have too-day. The second kind of candles was called a "faídeóg" it was made in like manner except that
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 20:32
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In olden times people in this place were poor and they had no money to buy oil or candles so they made two kinds of candles themselves, to show them light by night. When an old sheep died she was skined, and the meat was given to the dogs to eat, and the fat was kept for making candles; this fat was put into a tin and heated by the fire until it melted into a liquid. Then people
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:51
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The first car that ever passed this way, it was in the dusk of evening. The people heard a terrific noise coming towards them and they did not know what it was. Some thought it was drawing near the end of the world, more thought it was some sign to that effect. On came this thing and the people fled to the hills, and caves, and some said it was a railway engine gone off the rails and the engine driver could not stop it. It is all
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:49
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different now as we have cars in the gaps stopping the cattle from eating our oats.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:48
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We have one tailor in this parish, he is a dwarf about four feet high, and he is gifted. He can do anything with a needle and thread. He is engaged to a girl about five feet ten inches high. He is supposed to have spent about nine months working for the "Daoine Máithe" that is why he is such a good tailor. The old people say about the tailor, "a long thread and a lazy tailor."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:45
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The blacksmith was supposed to have great power he used to expel rats and mice, he used also pull teeth, from anybody suffering from toothache.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:44
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There is only one forge in this place, it is situated in a village called Allmore beside a cross-roads. The black-smiths name is Jennings. His father was a smith also. My after goes to that forge to get his horse shod.
The tools he uses are; the anvil, the sledge, a small hammer, two pinchers, a bellows, a knife, and a rasp. The body of the bellows is made of leather and the end of it, that goes to the fire is iron and it has a thin point.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:41
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:41
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and brought you each something. So they opened the door but who should come in but the wolf. They were very frightened, and tried to hide themselves. When the wolf was satisfied he dragged himself out and lying down on the grass he fell fast asleep. Soon after the old goat came home. She called to her children but no one answered her. At last when she came to the name of the youngest a little voice replied, "Here I am, dear mother, in the clock-case. She took him out and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:37
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heard how the wolf has killed the goats. At last she went out. She looked at the wolf on all sides and thinking the young ones might yet be alive, she ran home and fetched a scissors and a needle and thread. Then she ripped the wolf up the side and had scarcely made one slit when out jumped the goats one after another. The old mother told the young ones to gather some stones. So the goats gathered some stones and put them in the wolfs stomach and the old goat sewed
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:34
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up the slip. At last the wolf woke up and because the stones made him feel thirsty he went to a brook for a drink. But when he stooped down the stones made his lose his balcince so he sank in the water. When the goats saw this they danced with joy around their mother by the side of the brook.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:31
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the door, and said. Open my dear children, your mother has come home and has brought you each something." But the wolf had placed his paws upon the window-sill so the goats saw them, and said; "No, we will not open the door, "our mother has no black feet; you are a Wolf." So the wolf went to a baker and said; "I have hurt my foot put some dough on it. And the baker done so. Now, the villain went the third time to the hut, and knocked at the door, and called out. Open the door, my children; your dear mother, is home
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:26
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attention to what you say."
So the old goat bleated and ran away. Not long afterwards somebody knocked at the door and called out, Open, my dear children; your mother is here and brought you each something. But the little goats knew from the rough voice that it was the wolf, and so they said. We will not open the door; you are not our mother; you are a wolf." The wolf went to a shop and (bro) bought a great piece of chalk, which he ate, and in that way the made his voice gentle. Then he came again; knocked at
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:22
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Once upon a time there lived an old Goat who had seven young ones while she loved very much. One day she wanted to go into the wood to get some food; so she called all her young ones togeather, and said. "Dear children; I am going away into the wood so be careful of the wolf for if he comes here he will eat you all up -skin; hair and all. You may know him by his rough voice and his black feet." The little goats answered. "Dear mother, we will pay great
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:18
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shoes with wooden soles and they are called clogs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 17:18
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The rich people in olden times wore shoes when they were able to walk and the poor people did not wear them until they were fourteen years of age. The children wear shoes in winter and they love to see the summer coming until they go in their bare feet. When they are in barefooted they love to see the winter coming until put on their shoes again. The shoes are made in Westport now. Some people wear
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:44
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Once upon a time, when Our Lord was in this world, Himself and Saint Peter wher out for a walk one day, and they came to a house where there was a man and his wife and one son.
As they went in, the wonam was getting the dinner ready, and she asked them to have dinner with them, so they did, and Our Lord was very grateful to the woman for being so kind to them,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:41
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but he did not tell them who he was.
Then they asked Our Lord that they might have a good crop that year, so that they might be able to send their boy away to get educated but Our Lord said "no", that he wouild be better to stay at home and to get married and to have a family. Then Our Lord and Saint Peter went up to clime a mountain near by, and as they were drawing near the top of the mountain it began to rain, and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:38
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it poured, and poured, and Saint Peter was watching the floods covering their crop, and he expected that Our Lord would stop the flood. Then he asked Our Lord why he would not save this good mans crop, but Our Lord said "no" that if He did, those people would have crop that year and that the boy would go away and join with bad company and it would be better for him to stay at home and get married and to live happy.
So the boy did get
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:35
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married and had a family and lived happy ever after.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:34
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Sometimes the table was placed by the wall and sometimes it would be place in the middle of the floor. There were many kinds of bread used, oaten bread, wholemeal bread, flower bread, potatoe bread, and boxty-bread. Meat was often used, the people bought a little pig and fed him until he would be a big pig and then they (would) killed him and eat him. On Easter Sunday there was a number of eggs used. On Good Friday there was number
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:30
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In olden times the people took three meals a day.
They called the first meal the breakfast; the second meal the dinner; and the last meal the supper.
The people usually worked before their breakfast. At their breakfast they took bread and tea, at their dinner they took potatoes and meat, and at their supper they took potatoes also. There was a good deal of milk taken and milk was always called milk in this place.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:26
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I dtoighthe faire is mó a gnidhthear an clead seo, gheobadh duine beilt agus racadh sé go dtí duine eighin eile agus chuirfeadh ceist air:- Cé dhíolfeas an coirce", b'fheidir gur bé an freagra a bheárfeadh seisean air:- "an té gur goideadh a bhróg uaidh ar maidín: Chaithfeadh an té gur goideadh a bróg seasamh suas agus a rádh:- "goideadh mo bhróg aer maidín". Annsin d'iarrfadh fear na beilte air innse do cé dhíolfadh an coirce. B'fhéidir go n-abhreochadh seaisean:- "an té a bhfuil poll ar a ghainsí", agus nach seasoechadh duine ar bith suas agus a rádh:- "Tá poll ar mo ghainsó". D'inn seochaidhe amach ann sin cé a rabh poll ar a gháinsi agus racadh fear na beilte fhad leis agus déirfeadh:- go gcaithfeadh sé buille a fhághail ar shon gach focal dá
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:18
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1. A certain farmer, went (to count his s out) one very dark night to count his sheep, in the middle of winter.
There was a stray-sod in this field, and if anyone happened to stand on it, it would put them out of their way. Unfortunately the man stood on it, but he did not know it. He thought he was walking home in the right direction, which he always went, but instead of that he was walking round and round the field, and he could not get his way out. He could hear his dog barking but he was still walking round the field.
Morning came and he at last found the gap where he got out. But he did not go out into the field so late any more.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:13
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Some years ago a man and his wife owned a large Collie Dog which was both faithful and useful. He guarded the house day and night for his master who became ill and died in a few days. His mistress wanted to sent the new of his death to his sister who lived three miles away. As there were no motors and few bikes at that time she decided on sending this faithful dog. She wrote a note and tied it around the dog's neck and said to him "give that note to Helecia". The dog trotted off and some neighbour meeting him with the note tried to stop him to read it but the dog have a growl and ran on and on reaching the house he ran into the kitchen and not finding anyone there he went to a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 13:04
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About fifty years ago a man lived in Castlemartin and his name was William Powderly. He was building a rick of straw at a threshing at the harvest time in his own farm. A neighbour's dog was along with him and in heaping up the straw was hidden in the rick. The man forgot about the dog, being with him, as it was not his own, and he though the dog might have gone home. When he had the rick built he went in. About two months after that the same man was removing the rick of straw and what walked out but the dog a mere skeleton. He had been there for the whole time and all the straw was chopped around him as he had nothing else to eat but it. The straw being loosely heaped
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 12:59
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Several men were hay-making in my grandfather's field one day during the Summer. It so happened that there was a weasel's nest in the corner of the field. The mother weasel had gone away during the day, and when she was away her young had left the nest. When she returned home in the evening she could not find them, so she went to look for them and could not find them anywhere, she thought the men might have poisoned them. There was a can of milk in the field which the men used for a drink the weasel spit into it so that the men might be poisoned.
When she went back she found the young safe and sound in the nest, so she went to the can of milk and spilled it all out, so that she would not poison the men.
The weasel spat into the can because she thought that had destroyed her young.
The men saw all this taking place.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 12:52
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the galloping of horses could be heard until they came to the bridge, then they disappeared and the people got it blessed. Nothing can be heard now.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 12:44
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Down at Flower Hill there was no bridge at one time and the people had to walk across the Blackwater. In summer time they often went across on stepping stones. After a while they made a wooden bridge.
One night there was a feast in Fitzherberts a large house along the river. The guests came to the feast in coaches drawn by four horses. They all got drunk at the feast and when they were going home the wooden bridge broke down and they all fell into the river.
Every year on that date
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 12:41
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Once upon a time in a real Irish farmstead lived a young man ans his wife whose names were Lilly and Edward Mallon. They had one little baby boy who from birth was delicate. As he slept in his cosy cradle near a turf fire a little robin used to come in daily and perch on his little cradle and hop around the floor. This little babe died and when his Daddy was covering him in his little grave in the churchyard a robin was flying around and perching on a shrub nearby and on the handle of the spade as if he was a little mourner for the boy. It made the poor parent very lonely when he saw the robin hopping about
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 12:36
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Once upon a time a man said he would kill the Banshee if he saw her. One night as he was coming home from Oldcastle, he said he would go through the fields for a short cut.
As he was just in the middle of the wood he heard the Banshee crying. He walked along till he saw her, when he saw her he made a jump at her. "Go home and mind your dying child," said she. When the man went home his wife came out crying and told him his child had just died.
People say that it is better not to say anything to the banshee and it is an old
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 12:33
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it he would have to bring him a piece of tobacco as long as his wife's nose. He went home and got the butter but he did not go back with the tobacco. People tied the shar of a plough around the churn after that to keep away witchery. They also closed the doors of the house when churning and let nobody in until they were finished. If a man went in to the house and kindled his pipe while churning was in process the people would not let him out until they were finished.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 12:31
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In times gone by and even up to the present day in remote places in Ireland people believe in milk and butter being overlooked. this is a true story.
A man had been milking for a week and putting by some milk for churning purposes. The day for churning came and he started. After hours of hard labour there came nothing on the top of the milk only forth. He knew then that some witchery had been used to take the butter away from him. He went to a witch who lived about twenty miles away from him and before he entered the house the witch knew was he was coming for. The witch then told him to go home and he would find the butter and if he wished to know the person that took
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:58
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The people long ago used to make tape - lights out of bullrushes by peeling them and by steeping them in grease from meat or bacon.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:57
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supposed to turn the handle or if he did not he was supposed to carry away the butter. A red coal was supposed to be put into the churn be for starting.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:56
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Certain people were supposed to possess a certain spell that if they would milked your cow on the 1st of May they would take all your milk for the year. To outwit those people it was thought that if a red string was tied to the cows tail before May morning came their spell would not work Whilst churning was on no one was allowed to bring fire outside the door. Any one who went into a house which was not his own while churning was going on he was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:53
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heels and copper toes and he stood to frighten the crows.
Answer. A gun with uncle Davy.

As I went out in a guttery gap I met my uncle Davy with a stick in his back and a stone in his belly, riddle me that and I will you a penny.
Answer. A cherry.
As I went out in a guttery gap I met my uncle Davy I cut off his head and drank his blood and left his body easy.
Answer A bottle of stout.
As I went out and as I came in and out of the dead, six lives did spring and as it was and will be the six might set the seven free.
Answer. A man to be hanged
Up and downand never touches sky
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:52
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heels and copper toes and he stood to frighten the crows.
Answer. A gun with uncle Davy.

As I went out in a guttery gap I met my uncle Davy with a stick in his back and a stone in his belly, riddle me that and I will you a penny.
Answer. A cherry.
As I went out in a guttery gap I met my uncle Davy I cut off his head and drank his blood and left his body easy.
Answer A bottle of stout.
As I went out and as I came in and out of the dead, six lives did spring and as it was and will be the six might set the seven free.
Answer. A man to be hanged
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:48
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it is long enough.
Answer. A grave
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:47
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A man was in prison one time
An other man came in to see him
When he went out the wardens asked him what was he to that man. He said brothers or sisters I have got none, but that man's father was my father's son, what was he to that man.
Answer a nephew.
Born skinless flies wingless an dies with a cry in its mouth
Answer One's breath
As black as ink as white as milk and it hops in the road like hail stones
Answer. A magpie.
As I went out in a guttery gap I met my uncle Davy with silver
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:42
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The man that meant to sell it did not want it and the man that bought it never saw it.
Answer A coffin.
Dressed in white a long nose and the longer she lives the shorter she grows.
Answer. A candle
Crookedy crockety where do you steer what is it to you that is cropped every year.
Answer. A river running through a meadow
There is a thing that is too short and when there is a piece cut off of it,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:40
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Answer. A pig rooting up the ground with its nose.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:39
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tail like a rat you may guess for ever but you could not guess that
Answer. A pipe.
As round as an apple as plumb as a ball can climb the church over, steeple and all
Answer. The sun.
Humpy back father big belly mother and three little children all the same colour
Answer. A pot.
Hard working father lazy old mother twelve little children and a white washed floor.
Answer. The face of a clock
Nucan nucan did you ever see such a stucan
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:26
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would get the fourleaf shamrock you would have good luck. If a bird flew into the house you would have bad luck. To have crickets in the house you would have good luck and if you killed them you would have bad luck. If you break a mirror you will have bad luck. If a weasel crosses the road in front of you when you would be going on a journey you would have bad luck. If a person was going on a journey and to put a burned cinder and a pinch of salt in their top pocket they would have good luck. If a person
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:22
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of your hand and whatever (number) one falls on the back of your hand fire it up and catch the one that is on the ground and then catch the one that you fired up without ever letting fall on ground. But you would want to be very quick as well.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:18
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doe's not go outside the line or if it is on the line itself it has not to be counted. They are very seldom played those times.
Some people say they are a very nice game. Jackstones are a very nice game as well. Some times it is very hard to play them. Onley two persons can play. The way to play them is to get five jackstones (lave) leave them on flat part of your hand then fire them up and up the other side
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:13
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long round ones as well, then make a round ring you have to put the numbers on certain places then get the three big long ones and fire them one by one at the ones that is on the ring. When you have fired them three and whatever number you nock keep playing till you get op to the number you are playing to as many as you like can play that game. But if the skittle
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:10
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There are a lot of old games such as skittles and jack stones and a lot of other sort of games. The way make skittles is to gett five bits of sticks about four ins long then get three other long about eight ins
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:08
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with him. The man who gets married pays the priest for to mary them.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:08
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people are invited to the wedding and a lot of people that are not invited go in straw to the wedding also. It is also unlucky to get on a Saturday or on the thirteenk day of the month. It is very lucky to get married on a Wensday. When two people get married the man always buys the wring for the woman. When a man is going machmaking he brings another man with him and he also brings a bottle of whiskey
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:05
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It is very unlucky to get married in lent. It is also unlucky to get on a Tuesday. It is also unlucky to get married in the Month of May. When two people get married the woman usually goes to the mans house. A lot of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:02
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cool it then he takes it put and put it on the hofe. Sometimes you would see a heap of horseshoes threw outside the door (thats where) when is (going) taking of old shoe he puts on a new shoe and then he throws the old shoe outside and every time a horse or an ass comes to the forge he dos'e the same.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 09:00
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the forges and asses as well. Sometimes it takes the blacksmith a good while to put on a shoe on a horse or an ass. When the black-smith is putting the shoe on he puts the into the fire to make it hot then he puts it on the horses or asses hofe it burns the hofe and make the right fit to put on the hofe, when he knows that the hof will fit right on the shoe. he will throw the into a bucket of water to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 08:57
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walk on grass. The smith always has to buy iron for to make shoes. Sometimes the blacksmith has to work very hard. If there's any iron thing broken such as a plough a gates he would fix them for you. A blacksmith doe's not keep working in the night time they always stop work when it is begining to get dark in the evenings. There dos'e be a lot of horses sometimes in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 08:53
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There is a bellis also in the foge for lighting the fire. When the blacksmith is making a shoe for the horse or ass, he always sticks it into the fire to reden it. Coal is always the blacksmith uses in the forge. They also make ploughs and a lot of other thing out of iron. Sometimes they make wheals of cart. They never out shoes on cows or on bullocks because they don't need any they nearly always
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-07 08:50
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There be's a man working in the forge every day. And the man that is working in it is called the blacksmith. He gets a lot of money for shoeing them The blacksmith forge is in a sort of a barn. Sometimes the roof is made of timber, and felt is put over that. and then it is painted with tar to keep the rain from coming in Sometimes it be's tatched or slated
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 22:01
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The black smith has a nice job working in the forge shoeing horses and asses. The shoes he puts on them are made of iron. Someplaces there are two foges in the village. There are no forge's in our village. Sometimes there are one forge in in the district
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:55
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or ground.
Answer. A handle of a pump
What would make the most noise in the world.
Answer. Two skeletons fighting in a tar barrel/
All round the house ans sleeps in the corner at night
Answer. A brush
As round as an apple as deep as a pan the half of woman the half of a man]
Answer. A penny.
What is smaller than a midget's eye.
Answer. The white of it.
What has an eye and cannot see.
Answer. A potato.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:52
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What is the blackest thing in the world.
Answer. Two niggers fighting in a tar barrel.
What walks with its head down
Answer A stud in a boot.
Why is a pigs head like whiskey.
Answer. Because whiskey comes out of hog's head and hog's head comes out of its body.

Up chip cherry, down chip cherry all the men in Ireland could not catch chip cherry.
Answer. Smoke
What goes all around the floor all day but has no legs.
Answer. A brush
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:48
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nicknamed "An Laska One day he was making a net to go fishing he could not find a bow for it. There was rath near where he lived round which grew some trees. He went out and cut down one of them. Next day he went to do the same but when he had it cut it fell down on him and killed him. The people came to get his body but they could not get the tree off his body. So they covered both up with It has been called Ratheniski ever since.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:45
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Rathleague is situated about two miles out the New Road. This is how it gots it's name - when the Normans were in Ireland they had many gods. They used have them in forts or raths. They had one at Rathleague in a rath. They used call it rain God. As the Normans did not know much about this part of Ireland they had
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:42
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will have bad luck.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:42
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In Kilminchy about two miles from Portlaoighse is an old rath. It is like a great saucer and surrounded by a hollow or moat witch was said to contain water.
Rathbrennan got its name because long ago a clan named Brennans lived here. Some people say that long ago a battle was here and some say that it was used as a place of burial for the dead after the battle. People say that any one who cuts down a bush a round this rath
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:38
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he did not prosper afterwards and that way his cattle died and rook disease while those of the neighbours farmers were spared. Not many years ago it was said that the death coach driven by a headless horses and seen to pass over the crest of Fossey mountains near Timahoe above.The deathe coach is believed to foreshadow the death of some persons neighbourhood in which it appears. On this occasion the death coach was followed by what (coach was) appeared to the mourning coaches as at a funeral. There is an old story about appearance and the death coach at Timogue near stradbally. This happened about a hundred years ago. In those
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:32
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days there was a great trade in wool in this part of the country. Late one night a wool comber and the driver which was laden into wool packs and his cart were returning from the fair of (D) Ballmakill. The night was dark and stormy and when they were approaching The old Graveyard and Timahoe a blazen light shot up from the Graveyard the hight of the wall and the roadside seemed to open wide. The there was arumbling noise and ablack coachman and four headless horses came rolling out from the graveyard and towards the road. The terrified men jumped unto the cart and the frigh-
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:27
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that no person named Deegan Dooly or Delaney should be ordained a priest nor a monk those names was never after admitted to aghaboe or the Monahinch.
In the lands around the church. The old people said that headless coachmen and headless horses were seen driven around during the night. Long ago the farmer who owned the lands (oround) on which the old church stood the levelled all the ditches around and ever dug up and cleared away the stones the church to enlarge his pastures so that he could graze more cattle but it is told that
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:23
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monks thought he might be trained to carry the (meho) messages back and forward each day with good's and messages saddle bags without. He soon learned to do this even without a rider (a) or a driver. The people along the road never interfered with him because they knew he was useful to the monks. One day however those ruffians named Deegan Dooly and Delaney stopped the poor Garran Bawn plundered the saddle bag. After that according to the story they all came to misfortune and brought disgrace on their families. The monks in the two monasteries made a law
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:19
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but they would not cut the bush until Day-Sergant cut the first bush. He told them if they did not cut them he would dismiss them all. His wife ordered the roots to be gathered to light the fire in the morning. A couple of days after herself and her husband died.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 21:18
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Long ago there were two ge great monasteries one at Aghaboe in Ossary and the other ten miles away at Monahinch in the County Tipperary. The monks at one of the monasteries had an old grey horse called the Garran bawn. In those times messages were passed every day between the two monasteries. Before he got old Garran Bawn had travelled so often Aghaboe and Monahinch that he knew every inch of the road. The
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2020-04-06 18:21
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famine time. The people of the Country had very small crops and died quickly. But their houses were numerous all over the country and some of them were in rou [?]
The only food they had was the potato crop and it failed. They failed in the ground. The stalk turned yellow and then it fell to the ground.
When the potato failed they had no other food except corn or bacon.
They died as quick as lightening, but some went to the Union House and the hea [?] of it poisoned some of them.
A family went into the Union House, a girl and a boy, and a woman and a man, but the girl was separated from the boy, and the man from the woman. In three days the boy died and the girl died, and their parents heard it and they went to the great grave [?] and got them out and prayed over them, then the woman and the man fell over them and died.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 18:11
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2) Cullenagh, The Place of the Holly Trees; near the Pass of Plumes
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 18:11
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3) Dysert, Dysert Cnos, or Diseart Aengusa. Place of hermitage of St Aengus the Ceile Dé two miles east of Portlaoighise on the Stradbally Rd.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 18:09
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When laurel leaves are fried they cure a burn or a scald.

Garlic is the blood purifier for persons and for animals.
When the juice of dandelion is boiled it cures a wart.
B. Brown
Muillview, Portlaoighse
Garlic is a cure for black legs in cattle.
Some people cure warts with an elder stick. They make the sign of the cross three times and say some prayers
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 18:07
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A prim rose is able to cure a disease among people bronchits.
Sean Dunne,
Meelick
The Gipsies cure for the whooping cough is to cut a turnip in slices and sprinkle brown sugar over the turnip and give the person the juice of it.
Boil celery is water an drink it; it will cure rheumatism
Slice onion and put a slice on a chilblain and it is supposed to cure it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 18:04
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These are signs of rain.
If a cloud connects Ballyfin mountains with the horizon at sunrise. A halo round the moon. Swallows flying low. A dog eating grass. A cat lying with his back to the fire. A lot of cows in a field. Blue flames in a fire. A cock crowing. Hear the Hens pecking themselves. The cricket chirping on the hearth. A cement damp floor When corns are painful. People are sleepy in the daytime. A rainbow in the morning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 18:01
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When the Curlews are on the land it is going to rain.
When the cat turns her back to the fire the weather is going the to be harsh
When the ducks begin to quack it is supposed to rain.
When a Guinea-hen makes a lot of noise she is calling for rain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 18:00
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When a dog eats grass it is the sign of rain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:54
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The man ran out and flung the stool after the dog and brought the leg back.
What is it that walks with its head down.
Answer A nail in your boot.
What goes round the wood and round the wood and never gets into the wood
Answer The bark of a tree.
Patch upon a patch without any stitches riddle me that and I will buy you a breeches.
Answer A head of Cabbage
Head like a thimble a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:52
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Answer A candle.
Crookedy Crockety where do you steer what matter is it to you that is cropped every year. A river running through a meadow.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:51
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In came two legs and sat upon three legs and got one leg on his knee. In came four legs whipped up one leg. Two legs flung three legs after four legs and brought one leg back.
Answer A man came in and sat on a stool and got a leg of mutton. The man got a leg of mutton on his knee a dog came and whipped a the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:48
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box and threw a bit of clay over the top of them. When the men came back they put down a tree into hole where the money was and filled in the clay. The money is there yet. At dark every night a light is seen passing across in the wood where the money is hidden.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:47
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1 The man meant to sell it and the man that bought it did not want it never saw it
Answer A Coffin
Dressed in white a long nose and the longer she lives the shorter she grows.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:43
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There is silver supposed to be hidden there. The field where it is suppose to be hidden is called Silver Hall. About two hundred years ago there lived a rich man in Rathleague. One day there were men planting young trees in this place. The rich man knew that the men would finsih digging the holes for the trees before their dinner. He got all his silver and watched the men untill thy went home to their dinner. When they went to their dinner he went over to one of the holes and put the Money down into it in a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:39
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During the Court Attorney Jacob used to put out his tongue at the Priest. After a time the Priest said in a minute you will not do that.
When He came the next time the priest the priest said Jacob go down and He dropped dead. Another Protestant man went home and said let ye all be good to the priest for I am after seeing a sight.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:36
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Rathleague is situated about a mile and a half from Portlaoighise
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:35
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Priest said to him arise young man and saddle my horse there is a man dying. The man arose quickly and saddled the horse. He went to the very place where the man was dying. The people of the house were surprised when they saw the Priest. They said how did you know the man was dying. But we did not send for you.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:33
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It is also said that one day that there was a court in this town an Fr Burch and Attorney Jacob.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:32
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Father "Burch" it is said was a man with great knowledge.
It is said that once a fortnight the Blessed Virgin appeared to him and told him certain people in his parish who were going to die.
On one Saturday when a man was in his confession box and the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:28
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Lane I often saw them.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 17:27
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Path goes from Clonkeen to Cool-na-carta It also passes through an Olden times grave-yard. There are no crosses only little trees. But there are only the marks of a few graves. It is also said that some people tried to close up the Mass-Path but they would not be allowed. They were told they would never have an hours luck if they closed it.
It is said when people were cutting turf they found some sticks that were belong to the Mass-path. There are some stones of. It in a lane called, the Deep-
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-06 13:06
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well was not always in "cromogue" It was near-by the Monastery. One day an old woman of the road washed dirty clothes in it. When the St saw this He said It is no use to leave the Holy well there for a purpose like that. So he removed the well to Cromogue". When crossing over to Cromogue a drop of water fell into this tree and that is how the well was formed.
Also Saint Fintan said that there would never be any harm done by thunder or lightning in his
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2020-04-06 13:02
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Parish. It is also said that one night as St Fintan was trying to go to Cromogue. As He had a long round to go there was a road made for him through the bog. It is still to be seen. It is from the well in the tree to the well in Cromogue.
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2020-04-06 13:00
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At the top of Clonkeen Saint Fintan had a Church. This gave the place its name Church Field
The Mass-Path goes through six fields. Its
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2020-04-06 12:59
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fish is cured. Also it is said that one time the fish was taken out by a man whose name is not known, took the fish home with him. He prepared it for boiling but alas, the water would not boil. Although he had the hot fire. Thinking it was cooked he got a fork and put it through the eye of the fish but it was not dead or cooked. He was advised to leave the fish back. He did and it is still to be seen in the well.
St Fintan
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2020-04-06 12:55
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Clonenagh is famous for its founder St. Fintan. The Monastery is about 1 3/4 miles from Mountrath. the ruins are still to be seen to this day. On the feast day of the Saints people gather around the Monastery and recite the Rosary in Irish. But a larger crowd visit the \Well in "Cromogue" and drink the water and carry away Large bottles of it. In that Irish well at Cromogue there is a fish and it is said that anyone disabled, and sees the
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2020-04-06 12:52
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tened horses though heavily laden galloped away. The men could hear the clatters of the hoofs and rolling wheels coming nearer and nearer other looking back they saw a hound looking angry at the coach and his countenance with a mounth grimacing to ear They screamed with all their might but just then they crossed the bridge over the little river that runs down there from Luggaucurren and so were saved for like wild spirits as the death coach cannot pass over running water. Looking back the man saw the coach turned back and vanish in the distance
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2020-04-06 12:48
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Once upon a time a traveller
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2020-04-06 12:47
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was going through a wood alone. He wanted to have a smoke and he had no matches. Just as he was travelling alone he came to a place where there was a coffin and thee lighted candles on each side of the coffin. The traveller was amazed at the sight He got ready his pipe and stretching forth his hand to light a piece of paper, a banshee jumped up and gave the man such a fright that he died of it. Soon afterwards he was put into the coffin and buried
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2020-04-06 12:44
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began digging at the right side They were not long digging because animals like dogs with horns attacked them. The Gold is there ever since.
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2020-04-06 12:42
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Two young brothers. One was wild and used to go to the village every night. He had to cross over a graveyard going to his home
The other brother said to his mother that he would frighten him. He then got a white sheet went to the graveyard and it around him The other brother came whistling along to the road. When he got over it to cross the graveyard he saw this apparition standing on a flat tomb. I often heard people seeing one ghost he
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2020-04-06 12:40
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our house from harm to night May Mary Christ and the saints bebetween us and all harm,
Mary and her son patrick with his staff. Martin with he mantle Michael with his shield Bridget with her hood and God before them all with his right strong arm.
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2020-04-06 12:37
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There was a lot of Gold hidden in Dunamase. Two farmers heard of it and went to get some. They began digging at the opposite side of the (road) gold and at the end of the evening they got nothing. They said they would go again on the following day. They started from their homes with big shovels on their backs. They
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2020-04-06 12:35
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God bless and save us all. May Patrick Bridget and Columcille guard each wall, May the queen of Heaven and the angels bright. Keep us and
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2020-04-06 10:31
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of a turkey. It nearly killed one of the men Inhabitants of the house People had to watch over him because at the hour of twelve o clock he would say. Here it is etc. no one would see it only himself. From clonrear crossing to Mountmellick bridge a hand carries a lighted candle along the railway When it goes to a certain Point it rises into the air in blue flames. On a bog road a man was going home from a fair in Portlaoighise when he was killed (Mr Patterson) a hand goes along the road.
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2020-04-06 10:27
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an (of) old crooked tree where they used hang men and prisst long ago. Over around Summer Hill there is a rath where fairies were seeing playing playing One day a man cut a tree and his arm lost his power In mountmellick there is a blessed well A Tinker woman washed childs clothes there in it. The well closed up and sprang up again beside it.
Over in a field in an old O Moore forest is a place called money Gap. Two men were digging for the hidden money for four hours they were away from each other when a little woman appeared to one sat Ha, ha" you did not get it.
A Ghost come in a figure
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2020-04-06 10:23
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Gallows Hill there is a tree
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2020-04-06 10:22
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A house on the Borris Rd, is called the haunted house. Every night there is a white lady seen in the house any person that would sit down in the chair it would come from under him In front of the they planted a tree and it grew all across the road. Every evening a caravan was passing. One evening a man got stuck and asked a man maned Mr Mack to cut down that tree for a pound and Mr Mack did. When he was cutting down the tree his hand withered and in five days after he died.
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2020-04-06 10:19
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said" "But I see two" The brother looking around saw another ghost standing behind him. He fell to the ground and remained there until next day.
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2020-04-06 10:18
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In the rampart or the old fort in front of the Christain Brothers School. There is a well the rampart well In this well there is a tunnel to the rock of Dunmase. The tunnel is said to pass under airds store O a certain night every year a piper is heard playing his bagpipes. As he walks through the tunnel.
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2020-04-06 10:16
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If you put your leg over a child when it is small it will grow no more.
If you let an umberella fall it is a disappointment
If a robin hops into a house It will have luck
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2020-04-06 10:15
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There are three steams in the well of Maryborough. One of them is for sore eyes Mrs Allen of the watery lane cures wild fire by bleeding her finger and touching the sore. If Two persons having the same sur-name and get married they and their children can cure Wild-fire this.
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2020-04-06 10:12
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for the rest of the year. If you meet a magpie in the morning you will have no luck during the day unless you salute it.
You should not keep a crowing hen. It is unlucky.
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2020-04-06 10:09
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the sticks and then get three long sticks and throw them at the other ones and whatever number the person knocks they will count it and they say a number and who ever is at that number and who ever is at that number first wins the game.
Marbles
Marbles is also another game we play in our school, the way to play that game first make a hole in the ground and each person gets a certain number of throws and who ever gets the marble
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2020-04-06 10:03
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into the hole first wins the game.
Fox and Geese
That is also another game we play in our school. It is a very nice game. All the children gather up one after another the first one in the line is the mother goose and then all her Children behind her. Then the fox has to be out in front and he starts to blow the fire and she askes him what are you blouring the fire for to boil a pot of water. he says. Then she asks what do you want
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2020-04-06 10:00
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the water and he says to wash bags and she askes what do you want the bags for and he says to bring sand and she askes what do you want the sand for and he say to scgover knives and forks and she asks what do you want the knives and forks. and he says to kill one of your geese.
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2020-04-06 09:56
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hidding some place and whatever person is caught first you have to look for them the next time.
Robbers coming through
That is also another game we play in school. Two people go togather and get some thing in their mind and all the other children go in under their hands and ask them one by one which of the things would they like best and what ever one they say the have to go behind the person what has it
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2020-04-06 09:40
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that person will go back and the rest will keep going until the last one and then the two sides starts to pull and what ever side wins they clap their hands.
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2020-04-06 09:38
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There are a lot of people going along the road long ago If a person was going to town or going the road they would be sure to meat trampers tinkers or jhypies on the road and a lot of other kind of people on the road. tinkers are people that stay on the road and sleep on the road two from place to place.
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2020-04-06 09:36
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weading in there houses
When people would be geating married they should have some thing old and some thing new something borrowed and same blue. long ago when people would get married they youst to have a hourse with them and the woman behingd the man, when geating married, they should be two people to stand for the two that is geating married and when people gets married there should be a weadingcake for them. There is a good mounth to get married in that is June. June is a luckey monath to get married in. most of the people get married in June.
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2020-04-06 09:30
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would be cabbage potatoes and bacon for the marriage and Also plenty of stout and Whiskey. long ago when people would get married they youst to have a weadind and the night the weading would be strawbays out sige trying to get in and they youst to be dressed up and they would be triang to get in to the weading people youstend to have weading in there houses itle latly when people would get married they would invite people to the weading and staowdayo [?] would be out that night trying to get into the
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2020-04-06 09:24
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but years ago the people went by sidecars. people should never get married in Lent there are accrtain days in the week to get married here are the days Monday for Health Tuseday wealth Wenday the best day of all Thuosday for crosses Friday for looses and Saturday no good at all.
When people got married lond ago there voust to race home in the sidecare and when the marriage would land the people would have greatfoly welcome for them. The unlucky day to get married is Tuesday. and long ago when people would get married when they would come there
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2020-04-06 09:18
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It is not right to get mane [?] in lent. There are a lot of people getting married now in Ireland and other countries. In marriage there must be at least four people the two that is geetting married and the two that has to stand for them. Sow in days the people go to get married by car
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2020-04-06 09:15
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also called the land park and land park is a name of a place Also wher cattle are rared and sheep and other anamiles and land park is a hill also and a filed Also they called is land park because it is a big hill where cattle and sheep are rared.
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2020-04-06 09:13
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it a nother name they called it fear breaga and Why it is called thes manes long ago there was a man killed in it there that time and they people put up a stone in it and that is why they called it fear braiga. and fear braiga the name of It a enlesh false man, and false is what which is builed of stons brain there is a filed called the brain and brain is a hill and a name for a place and why is is called brain there is a big hill in it it is a filed. Also band park ther is a place
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2020-04-06 09:09
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and there is a narrow wood in it. Magn Alla which means plain of the swans where there is plenty of swans. fear bruige which means the folse man and a folse is what they build of stons. Moinín ther is a place called moinín and moimín means a field. Breacmúigh
There is a lot of dears in Breaffy long ago and that is why it is called Breaffy people say that they call it Breaffy because they were no getting out the dears that time.
Crac puiladgain
There were a plase long ago calld Crac pilafhain and there is a nother name for it people also called
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2020-04-06 09:04
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Cill Mac Riada. Kilmacrade is a name of a place there must have been a Church in that village one time ago beause Cill means a Church so the Church must belong to Cill Mac Riada
Celoeul There is a village called Kelouil and Kelouil mens the narrow wood
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2020-04-06 09:01
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the middle of the garden to frighten the crows. The farmers do not set the potatoes in the same place every year. When the farmers has all the potatoes dug he seperates the big ones from the small ones he puts the bigs ones in to a pit and he gathers the small ones and give them to the hens and pigs.
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2020-04-06 08:58
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time on market days the people buy and sell a lot of potatoes.
All the farmers have to sow a lot of potatoes for the year. The farmers always have to spray the stalks bfore the blite comes on them and about a month after they begin to dig them. All the farmers has to have to do their own share of crops every year. When the people have all their slits set they (mg) make the shape of a man in
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2020-04-06 08:55
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autumn. Most of the people eat potatoes for their dinner. Potatoes will not grow very good in bad land. Potatoes are very useful for feeding pigs and other animals. Alcohol is also made from potatoes. There are a lot of diging or ploughing to be done before the potatoes are set. Potatoes would not grow very dood without manure. There are also other names for potatoes arenbanner ardenfillers kirpinks Irish-queen. In the spring
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2020-04-06 08:51
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Long ago the old people put a lot of names on potatoes such as May Queens or King Edwards or Duky Yorks. People always sow the seed in spring.
The farmers has a lot of work to with potatoes. They have to dig them in
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2020-04-06 08:49
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knowing it and rub it on the wart it will cure it. If you have a wound and the toung of a fox and and leave it on on the wound it will cure it. If you get a cut on the finger or any where if you cannot stop it from bleeding get a bit of cobweb and leave it on the cut and tie a rag around it it will keep it from bleeding
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2020-04-06 08:47
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a few days. if you have a sore wrist and to tie a black band around it, it will cure it and keep it from swelling or if you have a sore wrist and get a eels skin and rub it on it and it will cure it. If you were sick and their's a man coming on a white horse if you ask him is there any cure for sickness, whatever he say's the sickness will be cured.If you have a wart if you boil a stone withe potatoes without
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2020-04-06 08:44
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bush in it, it will cure it. If you boil a saucepan of butter-milk and drink it, it will cure the cold you have. If you have a pain in your head and to take an aspro it will cure it. If a pain in your stomach and to drink a cup of hot water it will cure it. If you have a wart and to find a stone with a hole in it and it filled with water on the (water) wart well it be cured in
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2020-04-05 23:56
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If you have a pain in your head and if you drink a cup of black tea it will cure it. If you have sty on your eye to wash it in black tea it will cure it also, of if you have a sty on you eye and stick a thorn of a goseberry
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2020-04-05 23:54
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It is a good sign of the weather to see a fog rising in the bogs in the evening. If you see a Cat scraping at the barn door sign of rain. If the robins are up to the door sign of frost or if the wind is coming from the south sign of rain or if the wind is coming from the east sign of bad weather or if it is coming from the west sign of good weather. If you see three swans flying to the west
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2020-04-05 23:49
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There lived a man in Glangevlin and his name was James McGourty. He was a poet and a very clever man. He could make a song and sing it while walking the road. One of the songs he confessed was about two asses that were scolding each other. Here is one which is still remembered.
One pleasant evening as I was musing I ceased from labour at the close of noon.
For recreation and contemplation
I made my way towards the bar of Dun.
I was much astounded to say two asses could scold and speak.
I was much more confounded as their words resounded across the lake.
You nasty stranger cried Reillys ranger
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2020-04-05 23:47
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Nearly all the Poets who lived in Glangevlin long ago lived in Derrylahan. The poets belonged to a family of the Maguire's. They were able to write history in Poetry and could make a song and put music on it in a few hours. It is said that they often wrote a few lines in poetry ordering rats to leave a house and go to another one and live there instead. About seventy years ago, a very rich merchant lived in Blacklion. He had four servant boys. After a few years, he noticed himself getting poor, even though he was selling and getting in plenty of money every day. He couldn't find any fauld to his servants, so at last he made up his
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2020-04-05 23:44
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When Cromwell had besieged Droheda he marched up the Boyne to take Athlumney and Dummo [?] Castles, but the owners had it planned between them that if Cromwell tried to take their castles they would burn them. When Dunmo Castle's owner saw Cromwell coming, he burned his Castle and Athlumney's owner seeing this took all his jewels & gold and according to the tradition of his family threw them down a well in the castle and then burned the Castle.
Years passed by and nobody found out about the treasure in the well. An Englishman named Greenhart happened to find out about it, so he bought the ground that the Castle was on and set men to work digging where he
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2020-04-05 23:39
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thought the well was situated, but he did not tell the men what they were digging for. Soon they came to a big slab of stone and one of the men, who had accidentally heard Mr. Greenhart talking about the treasure told his fellow workers this must be the well. Mr. Greenhart hearing this sacked them all and himself and his son carried on with the work, because he wanted all the treasure for himself. They soon came to the treasure. When he had got the treasure he filled the well in again. He afterwards sold the land to the Mercy nuns and the whereabouts of the well has never been discovered since.
The Moat is said to have been erected by Queen Maeve's father as a monument in her memory.
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2020-04-05 20:31
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There is an ancient old castle up a lane, at Donaghpatrick along the blackwater and beside this castle was an old farmhouse where three brothers and a sister dwelt. Their names were Pat, Tom and Cyril Sheridan and their sister Bessie At a bridge nearby a ban-sidhe used to wail at different intervals surely foretelling some sorrow in the locality. One night before dawn Cyril resolved to fire a shot at her and to see what would be the result. His sister wished him not to, but he decided on carrying out his plans. Being annoyed his sister followed him. Immediately he fired, his sister could see the object running towards him and she ran and took hold of him to drag him home with the object still in pursuit of him.
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2020-04-05 20:25
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Gust exactly where our house is situated now, there lived a man and his wife. On shrove Tuesday, this Paddy Monaghan, one year was going to Navan which was then only a village. He went to buy a loaf of bread and a bit of butter as there was not a bite in house.
When he was about half way home he came across the biggest dance he ever saw. To his surprise every one of the dancers knew him. They asked him to join in the sport, but, as he touched their hands, the whole vision disappeared.
When he went home his wife asked him in surprise "where have you been for the past week" Paddy, "you have lost your job and the guards have searched the whole country for you". When poor Paddy
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2020-04-05 20:20
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they cut one of the trees a nest fell out and, it went rolling about. The men went over to see it and, in it the found the ring. They gave it to the wealthy man. They then discovered it was a magpie that took the ring. The little girl was let out of the school.
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2020-04-05 20:20
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they cut one of the trees a nest fell out and, it went rolling about. The men went over to see it and, in it the found the ring. They gave it to the wealthy man. They then discovered it was a magpie that took the ring. The little girl was let out of school.
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2020-04-05 20:18
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that she forgot to put on her ring that day. She went in to get it and, in the mean-time the other little girl went home. When the rich man's daughter went up-stairs to get her ring she could not find it. She followed the little girl and asked her if she had seen it. She said she had not. So the wealthy man said he would have court over it. The maid said that she had seen the farmer's daughter putting on the ring, so the little girl was sent away to a school. One day later on, the men were cutting trees near the rich-man's house. When
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2020-04-05 20:15
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Once upon a time there was a wealthy man who had only one daughter. About a quarter of a mile up the road lived a farmer and he had a little girl too. The farmer's child used to go up to play with the other girl.
The rich man gave his daughter a gold-ring with a precious stone in it, as a birthday present. She wore this ring every day. One morning the farmer's child went up to play with her, and when she had finished playing and was prepared to go home the little girl remarked
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2020-04-05 16:19
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The following story took place in Westmeath, about one hundred years ago. The man in the Story was a member of the R.I.C.
This night he, accompanied by another man, went to watch some lads coming from a public house. They thought it was better to hide inside an old ruin which lay along at the Cross Roads.
Diagram (drawing)
When they were about ten minutes there an animal much like a goat came from the village in the direction of the arrows on the diagram. These two men took no heed of the goat, but on seeing an animal like a horse come exactly the same way, they got afraid. They did not loose courage till :- A woman dressed in pure black came the same road from the village as the goat and followed the two animals
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2020-04-05 16:14
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in the direction of the second arrow. To their great surprise they saw this strange woman come again contrary to the arrows. At the same time they heard the old school wall fall. One of the men said "this will keep the men in work for a few months."
The men went out to the road to see this witch of a woman but, to their dismay they could not find her anywhere. They did not remain long searching as the hair stood on their heads with fear. They said they were not wanted there, and they went home.
The next morning these two men went to see the wrecked wall, but not even a stone was knocked.
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2020-04-05 16:11
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He searched every corner of the house, but on finding nothing unusual he decided to search outside. On opening the hall door he saw a white hare sitting on the lawn in front of the house. He got his gun and was about to shoot the hare when it disappeared.
He went back to his bed from which he never arose, as, he became a cripple and died a cripple, and an object of loathing.
This is a true story which I got from my teacher. She was told it by her father who knew this mother and son before and after this terrible witchery had been played on them.
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2020-04-05 16:08
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In an ancient house in Offaly there lived a son and his mother. The mother slept to the left of the hall and the son slept to the right.
It so happened that the mother was ill one night. The son heard curious sounds and he arose quickly thinking his mother was dying. As he passed through the hall he saw a shadow of a female move passed him. He being a brave lad took no heed of this. On entering the room in which his mother was sleeping she bade him go back immediately to his bed saying "don't worry" a mhic "don't worry."
This young lad was very anxious to know what this noise and what the shadow might mean.
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2020-04-05 16:04
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house. The story teller, Paddy Gaughran thought it better to examine the house to see if the woman were ill, but fear would not let him, so he staggered home and went to bed.
Next morning when he got over the shock he went to cut thistles in the field opposite the house. The day was exceedingly warm, so, he went into the Protestant house to get a fresh drink of buttermilk from the widow there.
On entering the kitchen he saw her hanging (hanging) from the banisters into the kitchen, The man thinking there was still life in her, so he cut the rope, but, she was already cold.
The story teller frequented this house till the man died,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 16:00
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The following took place about one hundred years ago.
A man, named Paddy Gaughran was playing cards in a house in Cortown, and when he was coming home this night at twelve o'clock he came an unusual route. Instead of taking the main road he came a short cut across the fields. Just in front of a Protestant house he saw what he thought to be a horse. On approaching the animal (as he thought) he found that it was a ghost of a man who was six months dead. He was clad in his usual working clothes and was smoking his white clay pipe. He was a Catholic but was married to a Protestant girl who was still alive and living in this
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 15:55
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go and for putting back his leg again. So the man went home safe, and ever since that day the fairies caught the man he never went in the way of the fairies. This happened in about the year 1899.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 15:54
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Once there was a man coming home from his work one evening and he was drunk. He saw a procession of fairies coming along the street, he stood along the wall to let them pass. Some fairies came over to him to bring him away. They brought him into the Moat at Navan. Then they tried to make him eat, but he could not, because he knew they would keep him forever in the moat.
It was a lovely place, music and dancing and everything of that kind. They tormented him in every way they could, and when they found he could not eat the put a hump on his leg and cup off his leg.
Then the fairies brought him before the King and Queen of the fairies, the King and Queen took pity on the man, and they decided to let him go back to his own home and to take off the hump and give him back his leg. The man thanked the King and Queen for letting him
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 13:33
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1. When my uncle was a little boy he kept a pet jackdaw. The jackdaw was allowed to go into the kitchen because he was not in the habit of doing dam [?] One day my uncle was watching him, he kept flying in trough the window with pieces of twig and moss A few days later my uncle was looking for something on top of the dresser and what did he find but the jackdaw's nest! so he knew then the meaning of the jackdaw's fuss and flying with the twigs and moss.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 13:28
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noise) as there is a fall of water and when it rains it makes a terrible noise.
"Poll na Gcaoirigh" (The sheep's hole)
(Leabna mhór) The old man's den as it is supposed that a giant was buried there. The spring well field as there is a spring in it. The plant garden rock, long ago people planted plants they put a ditch round the plants and this is why the field is called so. "Chochcy's hill it is called after a man named Chochcy. There is a place named "Poulafoka" (The water fall) in the town-land of Cornamuckle.
The school to which I go is called Benbawn which means (The white hill). And there is a mountain not very far from Benbawn school called Bendhu, (Black hill).
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 13:22
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factories are sold in shops. The boot Shops in Cootehill are Eakins, McCuthcheons, Gargains, Blessings and Campbell's. The boots that are bought from the shops are far cheaper than the ones made at home.
There was a tan-yard in cootehill, the owner of it was Miss Adams, and a child of the town got drowned in one of them and they were closed up because they were to dangerous to the children of the town. There is a sort of foot wear with wooden soles called clogs and they are very warm and you never take a cold or have a tooth ache while you have them on your feet.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 10:02
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The townland in which I live in is called Drumerkillew. There are quite a number of farms in the town-land.
There are twelve fields in my farm, and a number of waste rocks.
The names of some places are "Poulla Thormin" (The hole of the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:57
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The local fairs are held in the towns. No one in this district remember fairs to be held at crossroads or at farmer's houses. There are no belief's about fairs held in the neighbourhood or on forts.
The town fair is held in the streets as there as there is no special fair place. Toll is not paid on cattle sold, but it was long ago. It was paid to the owner of the place and it was sixpence for a cow, horse, or a cart of pigs. A person knows when a bargain is made by striking hands.
When an animal is sold, some of the people clip the hair at the side with scisserors, and more puts on paint called keel.
The greatest fairs of the year are held on the fourteen of May and the 12th of November. Those days are the greatest fair days of the year because they are the two hiring fair days of the year. There are no special fairs held for the sale of sheep or horses.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:48
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The way to make a doll is to get a lump of yellow clay. Then take a piece of clay from that lump and make a body. The way to make a body is to roll the clay between your hands until you have the shape of the body made. When you have the body finished take another piece of clay and make a head. Then when you have the head finished stick the body and the head together. Then make two eyes in the head of the doll with soot. When you have all finished leave it in a place to dry.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:47
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To make a daisy chain the first thing you have to do is to gather a little bunch of daises. Then get a daisy and put a hole in its stem with a pin. When you have that done put another stem of a daisy into the hole you made with the pin. Then put another stem of a daisy into that hole
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:46
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I live in the townland of Ardlougher, in the parish of Denn, in the county of Cavan and in the barony of Clonmahon. There are sixteen families and seventy two people living in Ardlougher. McPhilips is the most common family name. The most common type of house in my townland is the thatched house. There are five old men over seventy years living in Ardlougher. They know no Irish or they cannot tell English stories.
About forty years ago there were more houses in my townland than there are now. The ruins of these houses are to be seen yet. The people who owned them went to America and some of them died.
The land in Ardlougher is hilly and there is one river flowing through it.
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2020-04-05 09:42
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house went to America and some of them died.
The land in Kilnacreeva is very bad hilly and boggy.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:41
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I live in the townland of Carrickabawn, in the parish of Crosserlough, and in the barony of Clonmahon. There are about twenty three people and seven families living in Carrickabawn. The most common name is Cronin and the most common kind of house is the thatched house. There is only one person over seventy years, living in my townland and the old people know no Irish.
Long ago there was an old house in Carrickabawn and the ruins of it are to be seen yet. The man who lived in it is now dead. The townland is not mentioned in any song or old saying.
The land is hilly, boggy an rocky. There is one river flowing through my townland.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:37
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I live in the townland of Kilnacreeva, in the parish of Denn, and in the barony of Clonmahon. There are about forty two people and twelve families living in Kilnacreeva. The most common names are McNally and Galligan and the most common type of house is the thatched house.
Long ago there were more houses in my townland than there are now. Some of the people who were living in those
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:34
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Our farm is situated in the townland of Aughaconey in the parish of Crosserlough, in the county of Cavan, and in the barony of Clonmahon. There are twenty seven fields on our farm.
The names of the fields are
The Strip: and the reason it is called this name is, because it is a long strip of land.
The Flat Hill: The reason it is called the flat hill is, because it is on the top of a hill and it is flat.
The "Gollas": The reason it is called the "Gollas" is because it is wet and marshy.
Pull-Mháire: The reason it is called Pull-Mháire is, because long ago there was a girl drowned in that field.
"Cooney-Mooney": The reason it is called Cooney-Mooney is, because it is a boggy field and it is generally let for grazing.
The Round Hill: The reason it is called the round hill is because the hill is round.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:26
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On May Day the children prepare a May bush. They get a good sized branch and dress it up with tissue paper and ribbon streamers. Then they carry it in procession and accost the passerby with "Give us something for the May bush."
They spend the pennies they get sweets
Ladies who washed their faces on May morning with dew before sunrise were assured of a good complexion for the remainder of the year.
Meadow sweet steeped in buttermilk was supposed to remove freckles.
Cure for warts
Get 9 small potatoes. Make the sign of the cross on 8 of them & throw the 9th away. Rub the warts with the 8 and then bury them in a wet place.
When the potatoes rot the warts will disappear.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 09:08
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This performance was repeated 3 times with three different glasses of meal.
Then the patient was instructed to take the 3 bags home and start the following morning taking No 1 bag. It could be taken any way cooked or raw great precautions being taken not to lose one grain. If a gran chanced to fall the charm would still be effective if it was burned.
These 3 bags of meal had to be taken fasting on 3 successive mornings.
3 visits have to be paid to this man as soon as possible when the same performance is gone through each time. ie you take 9 paper bags of meal altogether.
This cure is left alternately to make and female
Mrs Lynch has had no re-currence of her heart attacks for about 18 months.
She told me that she may have one bad one before there would be a permanent cure.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 08:56
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Mrs Lynch got the following cure for a man named Woods of Castleblaney.
She found this man to be a cripple and living in a 2 apartment cottage with his wife and daughter.
She had made an appointment and the scene was set. She was taken into a room and before a picture of the Sacred Heart there was a table laid with a plate of oatmeal, a handkerchief a small wine glass and 3 paper bags.
The operator filled the wine glass with the meal then put the handkerchief over it rolling the ends round the bottom of the glass and pinning it tightly
He next out the top of the glass to the chest and worked right round the body back to the same spot while repeating prayers in Latin.
He did this three times. Next the took the handkerchief off the glass being extremely careful not to drop one grain of the meal.
He emptied this meal into one of the paper bags, tying it up securely and labelling it No 1
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 08:50
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No 3.
Two brothers (farmers) lived in Staffordstown They were very hard working and kept 1 servant boy. When they made money they were in a quandary. They didnt know where to keep it for safety.
This day or night rather they took the servant boy into their confidence and they agreed to hide the money in clump of briars on which the moon shone brightly.
A few nights afterwards they had occasion to get the money and searched on the part of the bank where the moon still shone.
It wasnt there of course. They accused the servant man of stealing it and killed him.
No 3.
Mrs King says she always heard there is golden treasure hidden on the top of Tara Hill under the Lil Faíl:
It is guarded by a savage hound and before the treasure can be removed the hound must be shot with quicksilver.
A life must also be lost in its recovery.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 08:42
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No 4.
There was a house in Butterstrean Navan which was haunted by the fairies some time ago.
Little men and women used to visit the house whenever a baby would be born there.
The people of the house took precautions as soon as possible by sticking a darning needle in the Baby's clothes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 08:40
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Mrs King's father was born and reared in Staffordstown She tells the following stories which she heard from her father.
I
One day two men were working on the estate at Staffordstown. One man was ploughing & the other was leading the horses.
The plough struck something in the ground but the team passed on, and when returning on the next furrow the ploughman discovered that he had unearthed a crock of gold.
He kept the secret form the other man saying to himself that he would come back later on.
When he returned at dusk he found the crock but instead of the gold it was filled with pebbles. By his covetousness he lost all.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-05 08:33
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Daniel O'Connell was once defending a poor man in the courthouse in Cork. The case was likely to go against the poor defendant.
At the lunch interval Daniel O'C called him to one side He gave him 4d & told him to buy a pair of shoes, probably 2nd hand, for that & put them on him.
When the trial was resumed DO'C was asked what he knew of the defendant. Well said O'Connell I know him since 4d bought a pair of shoes for him & I know nothing to his discredit
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 23:46
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The Banshee I
Mrs Reilly often heard the cry of the banshee. It follows the families of Sherlock and Keating still living on the old road between Kilcarne and Navan.
She says she saw the banshee. One night when sitting up with a relative who was on the point of death the banshee appeared at the open window and wailed.
Small woman, beautiful face, long golden hair and a little plaid shawl round her shoulders.
Several people in the room saw and heard it
The patient died that night.
II
A 3 legged hare appears at Kilcarne Bridge occasionally between 12 & 1 oclock at night
Mrs Reilly's deceased husband often saw it.
Rumour has it that other people have seen it also.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 23:41
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There is a crock of gold supposed to be buried in the Raheen.
Three grey hounds are supposed to be guarding it. Some man was told that if he would get 3 lbs of bacon, and throw it to the dogs it would keep them engaged while he would be getting the gold.
He hadnt the nerve to carry out this advice so the treasure is there yet.
People in this neighbourhood wouldnt cross that Raheen after dark for the 1st prize in the Sweep.
James Keating a Kilcarne man often asserted that he was lights going from this Raheen to Skryne.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 23:38
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Before Mr Ball already mentioned inhabited and enlarged the castle it was occupied by a gentleman named Dowling.
Mr Dowling was very ill and a neighbour called Moore happened to call at the house this night to learn his condition. He was sitting at the kitchen fire "making a cuáirt" when suddenly 12 ducks marched down the stairs thro' the kitchen and out the door.
The whole yard and precincts of the house were illuminated as bright as day. Moore went to the door to see what became of the ducks but they had disappeared & so had the brightness.
Mr Dowling passed away at the same time
By the way the ducks were quacking loudly during their progress to the door.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 23:33
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Her father P. Keating Kilcarne was going one night to a townland called the "Yellow Walls" to visit a relative. On his way home he picked up a piece of a stick on the "Raheen" thinking it would be useful for firewood. He threw it down outside the door on arrival home and it made such a noise that it shook the house.
Next morning he found it was a huge tree ten men could not lift what he had so easily carried the night before.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 19:58
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In ordinary houses a large pot of potatoes were boiled for dinner.
They were steamed out on a large basket which was put resting on the pot.
The family sat round the basket and ate the potatoes with cabbage and bacon cut small for convenience as knives and forks were scarce.
Bread.
Wheaten bread and Boxty baked in a pan with plenty of fat.
Tea.
Tea was an expensive luxury and was only used at Xmas and Easter.
At first people did not know how to prepare it. They boiled it strained off the water and ate the leaves with butter.
Cups and saucers were very large. Mrs Reilly has some very ancient ones. They were produced at a "Station" i.e. when the priest visited the house to say mass. They still call them the Priest's cups
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 19:53
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On Xmas night my little sister got a doll from Santa Claus. She let it fall and broke it
I made a rag doll for her like this.
I got a piece of canvas, sewed it up and stuffed it with saw dust for a body.
I got four long narrow strips and stuffed them for legs and arms. I made a round ball also of canvas and sawdust for a head.
I stitched them in position. I then made a face eyes nose & mouth with brown paint.
I made a dress for her& then my little sister had a cheap and lasting doll.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 19:50
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A shut fist never gains friendship
A pipeful of March dust is worth a crock of gold.
Make the hay when the sun is shining
The longer you live the more you learn
I have a little house and it wouild not hold a mouse
There are as many windows as in the King's house.
Thimble
What bed is it that was never slept in.
The bed of a river.
It is never too late to learn,
Tell me your company and Ill tell you what you are.
One goo turn deserves another
Ill pay you in your own coin
The longest way round is the shortest way home
The sight of you is good for sore eyes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 18:49
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In the year 1798 a man named Lambe Dubby lived in Breaffy where a man named Thomas Fahy now lives. He went to a meeting in Claremorris and some of the people spied on him and he returned home
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 18:47
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manure in them and also a lot of bag manure.
You want to plough to well for potatoes and then harrow it well to. You want to put a grate dail of spray on the potatoes and you should spray them well. You should give them a (doo) good weeding because if you dont the weeds will smother them. If you want a good crop it is a good thing to set them early. When you dig the potatoes you want to put them in a pit.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 18:42
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eating potatoes. You ant to put a lot of manure (in) on the Champion when you are setting them. In bog is the best place for early potatoes because it is very soft land but it wants a lot of manure to. The blue Champion is the best table potatoe and all the rest are not fit for the table but they are all right for pigs and cows and other animals. In lealand you want to put a good dail of cows
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 18:38
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Champion and Aranvictors and a lot of other kinds of potatoes. Some of the potatoes takes a lot of manure. Cows manure is the best for the Champion. Some land takes a lot of manure according to the sort of land it is if the land is rich it does not want a lot of manure. And if the land is not rich you want to put a lot of manure on the potatoes when you are setting them. The blue Champion is the best for
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 18:35
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There are several kinds of potatoes namely. The names of them are the Epicures and Early roses and aranbanners and Flounders and the blue Champion and the white
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 18:32
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unlucky if a magpie crosses the road before you, or if you were going on a journey and to meet a red haired woman sign of bad luck. It is also unlucky to break a mirror. If you were going on a journey and to put a cuply cinders in your pocket it is the sign of luck. It is also lucky to have a horse shoe in the house. If the smoke is going every dirrection out of the chemney sign of rain. If theirs a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 18:30
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Long ago the old people say that it is not lucky to live in number thirteen cottage. And if you have a black cat in the house it is the sign of luck. If a weasel crosses the road before you sign of bad luck. It is also
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2020-04-04 18:25
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2020-04-04 18:25
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is not like a rabbit, he does not make holes into the ground. She stays in a bush or a hedge. When a hare has the young hares she never keeps them all in the same place. She has one in a place for himself and another one about a mile from that. The reason she keeps them like that is that one was cought the others was' 'nt
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 18:23
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hens and such things as that.
Hares
The hare is very swifty. He can run at a terrible speed so when the hounds are after him he is very fast for them. He has very long legs so that is why he can run so fast. A hare does not dor much harm he onley eats grass. The hare
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:29
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do with. The are very poisining. People say if he spat at you and the spit to hinder your skin you were posined.
The Fox
The fox is very cunning and quete. He had lots of tricks. He also comes to the barrns where the ducks and geese are. He will also take the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:27
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There are lots of wild animals such as the ferrit, Some ferrits are tame and more are very wild.
Weasals
The weasals are very dangerous to have anything to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:26
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that is in your hand and catch the one you threw along with catching the one that is on the ground at the same time and continue on like that, of course there must be two players in it.
Scittles.
That is a game that is played with five sticks about 4 ins. in length. You also must have three throwing sticks, they must be a foot long.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:24
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and an inch and a half thick. You can get the five playing sticks by cutting the handle of an old housebrush and cut out five sticks four inches long. There must then a ring be made about eighteen inches in length. Then the five sticks must be numbered numbers, one, two, three, four, and five. Number five must go in the centre of the ring, number one
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:21
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south end of the ring, no. two at the west of the ring no. three at the north of the ring and no. four at the east of the ring. You must always stand straight fornent number one even if it was on the north side.
Rounders
That is also a very nice game for boys or girls. First
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:19
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you must have a handball. Next two teams must be called fifteen on each side. Then you must put stones all around the field and one big stone by one side then one team must stand by the stone and the others out the field The ones at the stone must must throw out the ball and one to run around the stones, so if the big stone
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:17
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can be hit before he is in, he is knocked out, and so on like that.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:16
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played by gathering five small stones and hold the five stones in your hand. Then throw them up about a foot in the air.
Then put out the back of your hand and let them fall on it so as many that stays on your hand you must throw them up again and catch them as many as you can, and as many as you let fall you must throw up the ones
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:12
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There are lots of games that boys and girls play to amuse themselves, all of differnt kind. There are games for boys and games for girls.
There is a game called Jackstones for boys & girls. It is
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:11
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not a lot. He is very good for knowing what is on a horse if he got hurt any way. Some blacksmith are very good for cures.
They are as good as vits sometimes. I suppose they took these cures from their Fathers. There is about six or seven blacksmiths in my district. They are mostly all Fahys
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:09
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The Blacksmith is a strong hardy feallow. He spends his time in (spends) shoeing horses and other things which I will mention later on. He generaly works in the forge. he does a little outside but it is
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:07
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body and buried
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:07
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meeting of the United Irishmen in Claremorris. On his ways home he was held up at the place where the red gates now are which leads to Mr. Browns Resedence. He was held there by the Yeomen. Some say they shot him others say they hanged him. Anyways he was killed. He was left for several days in the school grounds of Breaffy. The kind and gentle neighbours and other United Irishmen took the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 17:04
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(It is) The following story is told by the people of Breaffy about a United Irishman named Lamb Duffy who lived in Roemore Breaffy somewhere near to where Thomas Fahy lives now. During the time of 1798 he went to a
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2020-04-04 17:03
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stuff they keep. I often saw it. They can also mend pots, cans, buccets and so on. They can also make cans out of tin. They join the bottom by sauder and other black stuff like coal. They sleep in tints or camps which they build by the roadside They build these (tints) by sticking bent sticks into the ground and covering them with oilcloth Some of the
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2020-04-04 17:00
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people. They sell lots of things, such as mats, safity pins, color buttons, rosary beads carpets tye pins and such things as that. They also beg for flour bread milk and so on The Gypsies are also noted singers They tell peoples fortunes. Tinkers can also read fortunes The tinkers are famous malougene players They can make money by running a kind of white
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2020-04-04 16:56
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At Xmas the children get a lot of games to play with from there parents.
A game of cards is a nice game in winter when the nights is long the people go playing cards
It is a very nice game to play with big boys go playing cards at winter time
This is a nother game a game of rounders it is a very nice game for the children you play it with a ball
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2020-04-04 16:54
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Then you get the three piecies and go back from the line about ten yards and fire and the person that get out the five piecies is fifteen and who ever get the most is the game. Some children has some very nice games
This is one of the games snakes and ladders is the name of it its a nice game to play with Children play with it its very nice
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2020-04-04 16:51
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they play with skittles is the name of it its a nice game to play with it is (nade) made of wood You get five small picies of wood and cut them a bout two inches long and then put five numbers on them the way you will know them. then you get three long picies of wood you make a ring and put down the five small picies
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2020-04-04 16:49
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This is one of the games that the small boys and girls play. Jackstones is the name of it. When you want to play it you get five small stones and through them up and who ever catches them all the most times is the game. There does be a lot of games in every town at Xmas for the children to play with. The big boys and girls play games of there own. This is one of the games
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2020-04-04 15:34
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Before the custom of taking copses to the church while awaiting burial came into vogue the dead person was waked.
Snuff, pipes food and drink were lavishly dispersed during the nights.
She says she believes the last "caoin" was held in Dunshaughlin.
An old woman lived on the "Old Road" which is a lane from Kilcarne to Navan paralled to the main Dublin Road.
She had one son who was away "from home in some job or other. The old woman died and being poor was provided with "a poorhouse coffin."
When her son arrived home for the occasion he said he would not allow his mother to be buried in such a mean looking coffin. He provided a more respectable one and left the discarded article outside the door.
The practical jokers of the neighbourhood had some rare fun for a while at the expense of others.
They used to leave it at doorsteps or thrust it into houses enjoying the frights they gave the occupants
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2020-04-04 15:27
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Another native of the Old Road named Cullen had a habit of taking an occasional bathe in the Boyne near Kilcarne Bridge, about 50 years ago.
This Sunday evening he was drowned.
Some time afterwards his widow was in bed one night when she heard a knock at the window.
She asked who was there and a voice replied that it was her dead husband's spirit.
Oh! said she can I do anything for you.
Yes said he. Give me a pair of new boots and 5/- for a mass and hand it out to me now.
Cullen had recently purchased a new pair of boots. He had a chum called Peter Funn who coveted them and got the boots and 5/- in this way.
Mrs Reilly saw a funny sight in Navan one day. A man named Mc.Govern and hid wife lived in Kilcarne. They made a sort of sugar stick or candy which they used to sell on the street.
This day McGovern took a drop too much. His wife a huge woman came along gathered him into her capacious check apron and carried him home.
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2020-04-04 13:11
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Martin Reilly Mrs Reilly's son says there is a tombstone in Newtown cemetery near Trim which cures warts.
Two figures are cut on the stone, if you stick a pin in one of them and leave the pin there the warts will disappear.
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2020-04-04 13:09
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Mrs Neill wife of Tome Neill Oldtown Navan has also told me about this monument in Newtown cemetery. It is called the "jealous man and woman.
She was reared quite near the place and often played Jackstones on the tomb.
The place was full of pins and one day she amused herself by sticking these pins all over her pinafore.
When she went home and showed herself her mother was horrified and sent her back with the pins threatening that if she did not do so she would be covered with warts.
There is water in some hollow of the stone which people rubbed on the warts. Even on the hottest day in summer some water was always there.
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2020-04-04 13:06
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Lynch- an extensive farmer - lived neat Tara, about 100 years ago. His cream yielded no butter and he was wondering who it was that had worked the spell.
This day when walking through his grazing fields he found a ball of yarn. He took it home to his wife for mending purposes, when suddenly the thought struck him that it might have some connection with the milch cows.
He told the priest about the butter and also about finding the ball of yarn.
The priest old him to collect some of the neighbours and at sundown they were to light a good fire and then throw the ball of yarn into the roaring flames.
Lynch did so, and immediately an old lady named English a neighbour ran up howling for mercy. The ball of yarn was recovered form the fire. The old spell-worker took her departure and the butter returned and stayed.
Reilly heard this story from his mother and several neighbours who knew of the occurrence.
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2020-04-04 12:55
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"To pluck the May before the Day,
The head of the house will pass away."
The May blossoms are not to be plucked and brought into the house before May day.
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2020-04-04 12:54
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If there was a wall built from Navan to Oldcastle what height would it be?
The height of nonsense.
What sort of stories would you find in a river?
Wet ones.
Spell Blackater in three letters - ink
What has teeth and can't eat - A saw.
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2020-04-04 12:52
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In which month do ladies talk least?
February because it is the shortest.
Why is a bubble like a bruise?
Because it comes from a blow.
Where should you feel for the poor?
In your pocket.
Why is a sick Hebrew like a diamond?
He is a Jew-ill.
Why is grass like a penknife
Because the spring brings out the blades.
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2020-04-04 12:47
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Spinning flax was carried on in almost all the houses round here about 90 years ago.
5 or 6 girls were employed and the thread was sent to Duleek to be woven into linen.
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2020-04-04 12:46
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About 50 years ago, the usual head gear for girls and women was the sun bonnet.
It was made by the ladies themselves on the style of the child's bonnet of today. A piece of cardboard or a sally rod was formed to make a frame for the face.
This was covered with print or some fancy material and tied under the chin with two strings.
These bonnets were worn as protection from the sun in the hay field. Fancy ones being worn on Sundays and for church going.
Drtess.
The girls made their own dresses of print.
On Sat night these dresses were washed, starched and ironed for Sunday, being worn also for the following week. Capes called (Pilorincs [?]) excuse spelling, were worn over the dress from the neck to the waist.
Making starch.
Starch for these prints was made from grated raw potatoes and was quite effective. The dresses so heated looked very well.
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2020-04-04 12:39
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Interviewed Mrs Lynch and found she is the possession of some interesting relics of the past.
She has account books from the year 1820 showing various prices wages etc of that time.
A working man got from 4d to 10d per day.
Pair of brogues as they are called 6/-
Easter dues to parish priest 1/6
Wages for 1/2 year £1-18-6.
No 2.
Mrs Lynch has a green sash which was worn at the Repeal meeting on Tara Hill in 1843.
It is about 2 yards long and decorated with rosettes and gold fringe.
No3
A Father Mattehw Temperance medal
No. 4
Old leases signed by John Baron Dillon of Lismullen the landlord
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2020-04-04 12:36
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One of Mrs Lynch's field is called the Black Church field. There was a monastery there at one time and was supposed to be connected with Kilcairne and Bective churches. by caves.
When a child, Mrs Lynch remembers to be taken out by her father to hear the hollow sound made by the mowing machine in the field
There is no trace of the church there now except an occasional stone sticking up out of the ground.
When Dean Cogan was collecting material for his books on "The Diocese of Meath" this field was being tilled. Plenty of human bones are turned up by the plough. He advised them to leave it so and although it is the best land on the farm it has never been touched since.
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2020-04-04 12:32
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Another of Mrs Lynch's fields is called the Furzy Field. About 1978 this field partially covered with furze. After the battle of Tara 1798 surviving croppies took refuge in these clumps of furze.
They were fed and attended from Mrs Lynch's house, until they were safe to go farther One of them
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2020-04-04 12:29
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died and was buried by his companions in this field. The mount over the grave cans till be seen.
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2020-04-04 12:29
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One of the Butler family wanted to get this mound removed.
This day he ordered his men to dig it up and take it away.
On looking out the window he saw his men standing round and the mount still intact.
He went out in a temper and demanded why they did not obey his orders, and of course they replied that they didnt consider it lucky to touch it.
Well said he Ill start it. He took a spade and plunged it into the mound.
He suddenly stopped threw down the spade and walked away. The mound was never touched from that day to this.
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2020-04-04 12:25
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How is a nail in the wall like an old man?
Because it is infirm
What weight is the moon? Four Quarters
What turns without moving. Milk
What is the difference between a station master & a schoolmaster
One trains the mind, the other minds the train
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2020-04-04 12:23
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What goes with the coach
Is no use to the coach
Still the coach cannot go without it. Ans. Noise
Black I am and much admired
Many a horse and man I've tired
They broke my bones and broke my face
And carried me out of my native place. Coal.
What is the diff, between a blind man & a sailor in prison
One cannot see to go. the other cannot go to sea
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2020-04-04 12:21
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What is the diff between a girl and a [?]
One powders the face & the other faces the powder.
What is it that we see once & never see again?
Today
What do you make long by cutting a bit off it
A grave.
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2020-04-04 12:19
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Patch upon patch without any stitches
Riddle me that and I will buy you a pair of breeches"
A head of cabbage.
If a man got 6d for walking a mile
What would he get for walking 20 miles."
Sore feet.
In a garden was laid a most beautiful maid
As ere could be seen in the morn
She was made a wife the 1st hour of her life
And she died before she was born.
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2020-04-04 12:15
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4. Top if a Celtic Cross.
Is to be seen in the Churchyard just outside Protestant Church.
5. Tablet on Bridge ever the Nanny [?] as you approach the village from Dublin stating that Bridge was erected in 1587 by William Bathe and Garett Dowdall of Athcarne.
(It was on this bridge - tradition says - that the guns were mounted for the last time by the Irish poineer during the retreat from the Boyne)
6. Within the ruins of the Priory lie the tomb an slab of one of the Taaffe family in the early 18th century.
7. Within the Priory a richly carved tomb where lie the remains of Lord John Bellew who raised the Dukleek Regiment to the army o James II. He was wounded at the Boyne, again at Aughrim (the tomb says "he was shot in the belly" and died two years later in London His body was taken home by his wife Dame Mary Bermingham who had this tomb erected to his memory.
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2020-04-04 12:08
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8. In the Priory also is to be seen the top slab of the tomb of Bishop Cusack, with effigy, still in poor state of preservation thought' lying half sunken in the soil.
9. It is said that seven bishops of the Diocese of Duleek were buried in the Priory.
(As the ruins mentioned above have all been [?] an investigated by archaeologists I have only catalogued them, as requested in No 53 of Pamplet issues)
(In |Duleek it is the ancient form "you was", and "was you?" are in use amongst the "natives", though the habit is dying out.
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2020-04-04 10:57
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There is a monument in Brogan's field on the Higgins-town road. It was left there by the Danes. There is writing on it.
There is a monument in Trim erected to the memory of the Duke of Wellington. It is about thirty yards high and two yards wide. His epitaph is written on it. It is surrounded by railings. The Duke of Wellington is supposed to have lived in Trim and that is why it was erected.
Ther eis a cairn at Bracklen. Co. Westmeath. It is said that a soldier was buried here during the Danish period.
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2020-04-04 10:53
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There is an old stone in a field on the road to Kildalkey. There are no ornaments on it. There are strokes on it and there are marks left by children who were trying to cut out images on it with a penknife. This stone is in the corner of a field about ten perches from Waldron's house. it cannot be seen from the road. It is on the right hand side of the road going from Athboy to Kildalkey. There is an old gate going into the field that it is in.
There is a stone on the Kells road about one and a half miles from Athboy. It is in a field owned by Mr. Parr. St. Laurence used to pray there. There are two marks on it and it is said that they are the tracks of his knees.
There is also a cross in a field owned by Mrs. Murtagh in Castletown. It is about a mile from Athboy. A man named Patrick Kennedy was shot there about two hundred years ago.
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2020-04-04 10:43
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be plenty outside also who would like a drink also, they were the straw-boys. They were some boys who were not asked. I also forgot one thing that is before the cars started they used to walk home after the bride and husband. Next they started side cars but the side cars were very long so that five could sit on each side. (Thing) Then they got a sort of a thing called the brake. It was a long seat where a
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2020-04-04 10:40
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lot would sit within in. It was pulled by two horses. All then that would be asked would be there at night time. There would be a lot of who would not be asked, they would be the strawboys. They were youths who would be as well pleased not to be asked. They dress in one house, put on false faces, (tye) tie ropes of straw around their knees and put a lot of old rags on themselves and dress
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2020-04-04 10:37
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in a way that no one would know them. They would also have a captain to lead them so they would all start off marching to the wedding. They might happen to meet another crowd before they would get to the wedding house, so there would be a big crowd of them before they would reach the wedding house.
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2020-04-04 10:31
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no good at all.
When people got married long ago they used to race home on horse back, with the women behind the men. So when the marriage would land they would be gratefully welcomed. So when they would have secured they would sit down to a fine hearty meal of potatoes cabbage and plenty of bacon. When that would be over they would enjoy a pleasand drink of stout or whiskey. And there would
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2020-04-04 10:29
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goes and buys the ring. Then he must get a man to stand for him and the bride a girl to stand for herself. Now a days people go to get married in motor cars but years ago the people went by side cars. People never get married in Lent.
There are certain days that are lucky and unlucky to get married. Tuesday is a very unlucky day. There is a verse about it Monday for health, Tuesday for Wealth, Wednesday the best day of all Thursdays for crosses Friday for losses and Saturday
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2020-04-04 10:26
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are about three weeks up hoe them and take all the weeds and then moul them. When that is done. From about the twenty fifth of June to the First of July give them the first spraying the spray is made up eight lbs of sulphate of copper and about ten lbs of washing soda to every forty gallons of water. And about in seventeen or eighteen days give them the second spraying. On about the first of October the late potatoes are fit for digging. before they
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2020-04-04 10:23
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are put into a pit take the bad ones away from the good ones and put all the good ones in to a pit
Make the pit about three feet wide and about a foot and a half deep. Then cover them careful with straw or grass and few days cover them with scraws and take off the grass. And after a few months turn them over. And take the white stems of them and all the bad ones that are in the pit take them out. And then after a few months put soil on them. And then
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2020-04-04 10:19
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after another month or two bring them in to the barn. There are a lot of different kinds of potatoes. King Edwards is a name of a potatoe they are set the latest of all the potatoes. May Qunns is also another name of a potatoe. Flounders is also a name of a potatoe. Epricures is also a name of a potatoe. Aran baners is also a name of a potatoe. Kerr pinks is also a name of a potatoe. Early roses and Giants and Dates.
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2020-04-04 10:17
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Beauts is also a name for a potatoe. Aran Chiefs is also a name of a potatoe. Champions is also a name of a potatoe. Irishaunns is a name of a potatoe. Britishaunns is also a name of a potatoe.
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2020-04-04 10:15
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the manure. Put out the manure about sixteen ton to the acre. Then spread the manure along the drills. When all that is done cut the potatoes in two or three bits and leave one eye or two in each bit. Then lay the slits on the top of the manure and leave each one of them about ten inches apart. When the slits are laid. Then close the drills. When the potatoes are about a month in the ground they begin to come up. When they
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2020-04-04 10:13
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When you want to set potatoes cultivat the ground in spring. First thing you must when you are going to set potatoes. Plough the land and harrow it well. When the land is well cultivat then make the drills. And leave them twenty seven inches wide. When the drill are made put out
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2020-04-04 09:16
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digging and eating. Of course there are lots of other names as well so I will give a few of them such as the The Hepicures, flounders, Early Roses, Presidents, Scotts Arn Chiefs, Arn Victors, Arn Crests, Champoions, British qeens, May queens, Irish qeens, King Edwards, Arn Banners, Deke of York, Skerries Blue, Kerp Inks, Irish Colleen, Dutches of Corn Wall, Garden Pillar, Krugers, Up to Dates, Scottish Triumph, Purdies, Brenters Slow peeping Dawn, Magnans. A great lot of these potatoes are very near all late except a
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2020-04-04 09:11
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few. Hepricres, Flounders and Early Roses are very early. Then when all is ready for setting the manure has to be spread on the soil. Then the slits has to be left on the manure. Each slit has to be 12 inches apart. There are two ways for setting the potatoes, ridges, dills.
Ridges is a forrow of land thrown each side, so that there is 12 from each forrow. Then three slits is left across or the ridge.
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2020-04-04 09:08
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with drills. Ridges is far different. Then the manure has to go out on them. Next you must cut the slits, and if you like you can leave them up in boxes for a week or a fortnight. Of course there are lots of different sorts of potatoes and also different names Hepicures and Flounders and Early Roses are the earliest to set. They can be set any time after the 14th of February. The hepicures are very watery for eating but the others are lovely and sweet. And also some of them are set first because they are the earliest for
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2020-04-04 09:04
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has to bring them up to the station and then he gets his money there. There is a market is every town once a week. Saturday is the market day in Castlebar. Monday in Ballinrobe. Tuesday in Balla. Wednesday in Claremorris. Thursday in Westport. Friday in Swinford. All kinds of things are sold in them markets. There is a certain place in Castlebar for the market it is called the market square. People before they bonahs to the market they have to wash them to make them clean.
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2020-04-04 09:01
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When men are selling bonahs to do have to do very hard begging before they get the price they want. And sometimes they do not get the price they want they ask for a few shillings but they do not get it but at last they give the bonahs for it. Then the seller gives a few shillings back to the buyer and then thy have a few drinks to geter.
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2020-04-04 08:59
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they are good ones they get a great price for them. They give back luck when the sell a horse or a foal. Some fairs they do not sell horses or foal at them at all because the fairs does not be so big. When some people buy and if they come from far away they put the cattle in a waggon of the train and sent them away. There does be a fair in some dicricts once a month. Some others dicrict a few times a year. The man who sell the cattle
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2020-04-04 08:55
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Always when people when people have far away to go to a fair they get up very early about 5 or 6 oclock and go to the fair with cattle or what ever they are bringing with them. There would be a lot of tinkers there as well some of them would be selling a lot of little things and ore of them buying things. Markets squair is where the markets are held. The farmers do always bring cattle, sheep,
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2020-04-04 08:52
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potatoes and pigs to the fair or markets. Fairgreen is where the fairs are held. (The Farn). Sometimes on fair days a lot of tents selling sweets, biscuts aples oranges and there bes a lot of games as well. There be's men going round selling fishes also. There be's a lot of clothes, shoes, brushes forks and spades. Some of the people come from a long way off. The biggest fairs or markets that ever be's are in the Xmas time.
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2020-04-04 08:49
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parish in the country. I the spring time on market days a lot of people sells a lot of seed, potatoes, turnips flowers and so on.
When the people buy a cow or a heaver or whatever sort of a beast they buy the get some paint or chalk and put a mark on the beast the ways the the other people would know that he was bought. The fairs that the people had in every parish are held every year now a lot of them are knocked off.
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2020-04-04 08:46
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There bes a fair every month in Castlebar, There bes a lot of people buying and selling cattle and pigs, calves sheep. There bes a market every week in Castlebar as well. Long ago the people used to have a fair in every
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2020-04-04 08:44
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they make a lot of money that way. The people of the roads as they are called do always live on the sides of roads they do have no right house to live in. The people of the roads always stay a good-while near the town,. Some of them do have bicycles. Some of them go around selling mats and a lot of other things as well
The people of the road do not stay in the one place all the time. The most of them wears a lot torn clothes and shoes because the have not a nough of money to but them.
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2020-04-04 08:40
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bags. Some of (of) the people make money themselves. The people are called a lot of names such as tinkers, gipseus or travelers, beggars, walkers tramp. The people of the roads are always roaming through the country. Some of them are very wise. Some of them can make a lot of nice brotches and rings, and other things made of tin. They also make small tables of timber and sticks, and they go around selling them,
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2020-04-04 08:38
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them through the country. Some of the gipsies come from India and from other countries. Some of the people sleed in a sort of a weagon or in camps made of bags. Some of the tinkers are good as carpenters. The people of the roads do have a lot of nice horses or donkeys or goats or hounds or dogs. Some of of tinkers do have onley a horse and cart or an ass and cart, and they carry round sticks and a lot of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 08:35
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There are a lot of people living by the road side. The people of the roads go around looking for food or for money. Some of them are poor and more of them are rich. Sometimes the people of the roads make a lot of sauspens and then go around selling
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 08:33
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have to give a lot of money. Sometimes the woman gives a pig or a cow or a bullock to the man she is getting married to, instead of money. Sometimes when the people are after getting married they go for a long spin through the country. It also a lucky marrige that if you were going out the door and to throw the tongs after you without knowing it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 08:30
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June is an unlucky month to get married. Most of the people gets married in lent. Wedingsday is an lucky day to get married and Sunday is a lucky day also. When people are getting married the do
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 23:03
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there are a lot of farmers living there.
Castlebar, there was a castle built there before the people built the town in it
Killmacrade, there are a lot of limekills in it
The rushy field because there are a lot of rushes growing in it
The cave field because there are fary caves in it and it is called the cave field
French hill, the French were fiting there long ago
The heather fields There are a lot of heather growing in it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:59
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There is not a village in this country that has not a name.
Moinin, there is a little bog in it and the people long ago called it moinin.
Liccromell where cromwell set fire to a place down near Turlough Farm. a plac where
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:57
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will cure it. Wax is cure for a hak on your hand. Blue stone is a good cure for a wart. When you have a pain in your ear put wool and caster oil in to it and it will cure it. Lime juise and olive oil mixed up together is a cure for a burn. A cob web is a cure for a sprained foot or hand. Soap and sugar mixed up together is a good cure for a stone bruis When you have a pain in your head measure it and it will cure it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:53
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from a bee rub ink on it and it will cure it. Corse salt is a cure for a score throat.
Roasted potatoes is a cure for a score neck. To put an onuion in to your ear when you have a pain in it it will cure it. Dogs tongue is a cure for a score foot. Garlic is cure for a tooth ache. If you have a sprained hand or foot put it under a waterfall and it will cure it. When you have a swelled foot put potatoe water on it and it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:47
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1. Once there was a little fairy who changed himself into a beggar. One day he came to s small hill. At the side of the hill there was a house he went over to the house and knocked at the door, a woman came out and opened the door. The beggar asked her for a few grains of meal, she said, she had not a grain.
In a few minutes she said, she would scrape the bins and give him whatever she had got. She managed to give the beggar a little bag full. The beggar thanked her and told her that her bins would be full to-morrow.
Next morning when the woman got out of bed, to her surprise she saw her bins full with meal.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:42
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The following story took place in Ardbraccan, Navan.
A man named Bishop Butcher lived in a Protestant house in Ardbraccan. It so happened that he was in terrible trouble and in one of the rooms of the house he cut his throat.
The blood which flowed from his wound is still to be seen in that house although several new floors have been put there since. The house is now inhabited by a protestant named Mr. Law. The room in which the disaster happened is locked, but the blood stain is exactly as fresh as when the butcher cut his throat.
This story was got from an old lady who knew this Bishop Butcher well.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:38
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1. When you first hear the cuckoo look at the sole of your feet and if there is a grey hair attached to it you will live long.
2. When you first hear the cuckoo in Spring count the number of "cuckoos" heard and you will live that number of years.
3. If you drop an umbrella and pick it up yourself it means a disappointment, but if someone else picks it up it breaks the disappointment and means an introduction for the one who hands it to you.
4. Two spoons on your saucer means a marriage.
5. Blackberries cannot be eaten after the first of November because the Puca go round on Hallow Eve night and destroys them. This was believed in Fore, Co. Westmeath 50 years ago.
6. It is said that you should leave some
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:33
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of the remains of the dinner on Hallow Eve night for the Holy Souls. The old people believed that the Holy Souls wondered about on that day and would be hungry.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:30
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Creegan's Corner was situated where Finegans Flathouse is now, but some people say that Creegan's shop was where the saloon is in Railway Street.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:28
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Shortly after the Great Famine in 1847 a laothsome disease came to Ireland named . At that time the Present County Hospital was only a little Hospital and therefore when the disease came to Navan there was no place for the suffering people to stay.
Some people then made five big tents at the at the Moate which were filled with suffering people. After a while nearly all the suffering people pined away and were buried at a graveyard named near the bog of Ardbraccan. When the tents were taken down tracks of peoples feet were on the ground which could be seen up to a few years ago.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:24
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My father has a small pony at home on the farm. One day we were all at dinner, and to our great surprise we heard a noise at the pump, my father rose and went to the door to see who was at the pump, my father rose and went to the door to see who was at the pump, he thought it was one of the workmen, whom he had some business to tell, but to his great amazements who did he see, only the pony to pump to get water for
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:21
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Then he crew after going in at night for ten nights and on the next morning they got a letter from America telling them that their sister was dead. After that they did not keep the cock any longer.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:20
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Some years ago there were people by the name of McCormack living at a place called Churchtown near Navan. These people had some relations in America. They who lived in Churchtown owned a cock who never crew after going in at night. One night after being put in he began to crow and he continued to do this for ten nights. On the tenth day they got a letter from America telling them that one of their brothers was dead. Then the cock never crew till the same time the next year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 22:16
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The war that was nearest to our house was the war which occured in Curraghtown, about a mile from our home. It was fought against the Irregulars and the Free State soldiers. It was fought inside in Curraghtown House and some men were killed.
The Irregulars were up in the House when the Free State soldiers came along and opened fire upon them, and one of the Irregulars was killed and one of the Free State soldiers wounded. The war lasted for a day and a night. Then the Irregulars were arrested by the Free State soldiers and tried and put to Prison in June 1922.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 17:45
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One night an old woman named Judy Boylan went out into a field over at Boyerstown. It was in the middle of winter and she had a collie dog with her. She was returning home from work and she was going through the fields, she thought that she was walking towards the gap which she used to get out on usually, but instead of that she walked into a ditch of bushes and did not know where she was. The dog had run away from her and she could not find him, but she heard him barking, she walked round the field but could not find the gap. She got very much afraid and began shouting and screaming at last she was answered, and the master for whom she was working came to her aid and brought her home to his house where she stayed that night. It was a stray-sod she walked on and it had brought her astray. There is an old belief that this incident happened. She should have turned her coat and she would found her way out of the field.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 17:38
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 16:43
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turn at the churn it was unlucky.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 16:43
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1. If you were going a journey and forgot something it is a sign of bad luck to return for it.
2. A tickling in the palm of the right hand means a shake-hands.
3. A tickling in the palm of the left hand means that you are going to get money.
4. It was said that when anybody dies in a house the people should stop the clock else there would be bad luck in the house.
5. If you went into a house where there was a churning going on it was said that if you did not take a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 16:37
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in morning is a sign of bad luck for the day.
11. If a child cries in the house on a Monday morning, it is a sign of bad luck for the week.
12. To let your glove fall it is sign of a dissappointment.
13. To dream of money is a sign of a disappointment.
14. To dream of a birth is a sign of a death.
15. If sparks fly out of the fire it is a sign that money is coming to the house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 16:34
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1. To break a mirror seven years bad luck is supposed to follow.
2. To touch a cricket is unlucky
3. To put a boot on the table is a sign of a quarrel.
4. To spill salt on the table is a sign of bad luck.
5. To meet a lot of donkey's on the way to business is the sign of good luck.
6. To let a knife fall is the sign of a coming of a man to the house.
7. To walk under a ladder is unlucky.
8. If a picture falls off the wall it is a sign that someone in the house is going to die.
9 To letting a red haired woman into the house is bad luck.
10. To meet a red haired woman
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 16:31
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1. A Horse-Shoe hung in a house is lucky.
2. To meet a red haired girl is unlucky
3. To get a ring in either the pancakes or the Brack is lucky.
4. To let your glove fall is a sign of a disapointment.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 14:39
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There was a man going to a fair in Castlepollard and there was a big tree on the road which fell the night before. He had an ass and cart and he carried the ass and cart across the tree. In Mulliganistown they used to be trying to see who would roll a cannon ball the furthest.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 14:37
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I am watching I am waiting
Where the green grass grows
Its a pathway that lead to Oldcastle
Where the dewdrop hangs down from the rose
Since the day that we parted
I'm lonely
The day that I bade you adieu
When the sun shone down in its glory
On the mountains of lovely Loughcrew.
Come back to the mountains Oh come back to me
Come back to the mountains across the blue sea
The wild birds are whistling a welcome to you
Come back to the mountains of Lovely Loughcrew
Come back to Oldcastle at the close of day
When the blackbirds are singing and the lambs are at play
And the fox from his den by the pathway is stealing
To scare off the plover and the wild curlewe
From the home in old Teltown or lovely Loughcrew
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 14:33
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and Kate was rich and bonny
I thought a dart went through my heart
When I gazed on my Johnny
I stole away without delay
My mind being agitated
But never more again I stray
Near that lone wood illfated
But soon this false young man had fled
And thinks of me no more
And sable care sits by my side
And never will part more
May he never prosper, may he never thrive
Nor anything he takes in hand until the day he dies
And even the ground he walks upon,
May refuse the grass to grow
For he was the sole occasion
Of my sorrow and my woe
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 14:30
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In blooming May when flowers were gay
Rural swains and beauteous dames
Together did assemble
Bereft of care I wandered where
The merry pipes so funny
Made youth advance to join the dance
when I beheld my Johnny
His hair was brown above His brow
As white as winter snow
His eyes were bluer than the skies
When summer breezes blow
But Oh! his voice would make rejoice
A heart though full of care
But soon I knew how little worth
Were love and promise fair.
One evening late I chanced to stray
Down by a low plantation
And there my Johnny I espied
With Kate in conversation
And there they were love making there
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 14:26
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Killallon hill in storied Meath
Look rather royal plain
To where afar in distant blue
Bloom Dublin's mountain chain
But nearer still by woodlands skirt
Rise Tara's ramparts high
The fairest scene where e're you stray
Beneath an irish sky.
And in Killallon's lonely hill
A stately church has stood
With towering belfrey old and grey
Above the beech(am) wood
Has stood for just twice forty years
This Church so old and grey
The dearest spot on earth to me
And thousands far away.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 14:23
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Come all ye young men who are doomed to labour
And always eager to till the soil
Beware of the man with a Judas smile
I was engaged by a noble farmer
To reap his harvest without delay
Till I was betrayed by a foul deceiver
and Sly going knave.
I say no word against that noble farmer
A long tried friend to the very poor
And the chains of hell he burst asunder
To bring relief to the poor man's door
Whoever tell him theyre sick with hunger
That pain no longer will they endure
Part o song by Hugh King Shanco, who was a famous poet in the district.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 14:19
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As I went down thro Archerstown
It was on market day
I met the biggest ram Sir
That ever was fed upon hay
This ram sir had four feet Sir
for he to stand
And every step he would give would
cover an acre of land
Singing Ho dingle darby and he dingle dee.
This ram Sir he had a tail
Most wonderful to tell
It went all round Archerstown
And many Miss R___'w bell
Singing etc
This ran, Sir, he had a horn
That grew up from the moor
P__ W__ wert up in February. And didnt come down till June
Singing etc
The man, Sir, that killed the ram, was up to his neck in blood
The boy that held the basin, Was carried by the flood
Singing eyc
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:54
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For Cully took the shovel
And Garry took the hack
Evans took the crowd bar and sink it to the back
Tom Boyle did follow after
Just like the old Brigade
While Larkin he was digging with
a hell of a big long spade
Bedad you know said Melligan
You know the job looks tall
Bedad said Andy Sheridam
We will sink it to the wall.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:52
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Come all ye loyal Irishmen
Don't be least dismayed
About this lovely river
That passes through Rosmead
Ned Leonard wert to sink it
And it would not do at all
For he never left the deoreen on the lovely waterfall.
For a sluice went in at Connells
And another at Cruck gloss.
They sunk and sludged the river
until they came to the old pass.
For Clogers walked and pickers talked
And builder done at all. For he left the rabbits popping on the lovely waterfall.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:44
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Long ago the people used to play this game. A row of people would be sitting down and have their legs stretched out. One of the girls would go around and say this little rhyme, "Worm durim dickrim dairim hallow a bone crack a bone genaminary this and that to america man guess that you may be out" Who ever has their legs in first should go out and then the girl would say, "Well Jack what colour of a horse will you ride to-day?" and then he would name all the collours he could think
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:41
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of until he would hit upon the write one.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:40
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1. "A haw year
a braw year"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:39
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A number of children stand in a row each child put down a hat and stand behind it, one child throws a ball to see whose hat she could get it into. What ever hat the ball went into that child would take it up and all the other children would run away, and what ever child she hit with the ball it would be her turn to throw it into the hats.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:37
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Long ago the boys used to play Townsland. It was played by dividing the boys into two teams, and then throwing the ball, if the opposite team catches the ball the ball the boy that threw the ball must go to the opposite side. At the end of the game whichever team has the most player
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:28
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n-abradh seisan leis. Seo an rann a bhíodh size:-
"Nuair a chuirfead mise tusa 'na mhargaid
A cheannacht puce coirce
Glac gloine
Glac do bhriseadh
Tar 'na bhaile agus coimhead do gnaithe níos féarr arís
Cé dhiolfeas an coirce"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:26
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:26
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1 The cure for pains.
The cure for pains is to go the border of two Parishes and bring a man with you to get water in the ditch bring it home and rub it where the pains are when finished with it throw it out yourself. You are to continue it for nine days.
2
For pain in the ear.
The cure for a pain in the ear is to get piece of fat bacon and put it on a spoon and hold it over the fire until it is hot then put it on a piece of wadding and put it in the ear.
3. Boils
The cure for boils is to get a piece of soap and some sugar and blend the sugar until it is fine and them mix it with the soap and then put it in a piece of cloth and put it on the boil.
Got the above from:-
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:17
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the priest mounted and galloped off.
The fallen victim made haste to tell his tale of woe to the nearest magistrate and ordered that the priest should be immediately arrested. But he was given to understand that he had overstepped the law in taking the saddle and bridle and must be satisfied with his medicine.
On another occasion Father Barnwall was setting off walking to celebrate Mass. He was dressed in freize and had his travelling satchel, containing his vestments across his shoulder. He presented the usual appearance of one of the many travelling beggarmen of the day. As he passed along he met Mr Waller who was at that moment speaking with a priest hunter of the name of Pilot. Mr Waller and the priest each recognised the other the informer suspecting the priest informed him that his own name was Pilot and demanded the priests name. Father Barnwall rejoined (him) by saying "Your name bades no good to any Christian". Pilot would have
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:10
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attacked the priest and probably have come off "second best" for the priest carried a stick with a pretty heavy head but Mr Waller interposed and everything passed of peacefully.
At another time the good priest was visiting his parishioners in the lower end of his parish when due to the close watch kept up by his assailants he was unable to get back to the friendly safety of Mr Waller. During this sojourn there a farmer constructed a little dwelling for him in a rick of turf in order to ensure his safety.
The years had glided past and the venerable servant of God was now almost ninety years. He was arrested by priest hunters and pleaded guilty to the charge of celebrating Mass. Behold this grand old apostle dressed in a long freize coat; broad rimmed, grey green hat and staff in one hand; in his other his breviary.
Around him are his blood thirsty exulting enemies. After a short trial he is left in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 13:03
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goal for a fortnight after which he is translated to Dublin Castle and here the curtain falls for nothing further (to) is heard of this noble priest of God. It is believed that he suffered martyrdom for the Faith that he loved so well. Nothing is known of his death or last resting place but his memory will live in the harts of the people as one of the grand old race of Catholic priests who in times of bitter persecution preserved for the people that glorious and most esteemed of gifts.
It may be of interest to note that the Waller Estate has now passed into the hands of the Land Commission for distribution among landless Meath men; but tho' the family of Waller are no more; their names will be fondly remembered as people who sheltered and were kind to one of Ireland's outlawed priests. It is said that the stones in the front all of Allenstown House were headstones from a Catholic cemetery in the immediate vicinity.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 10:14
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He loved Faughan Hill and so wrote a poem about it. He died at the age of sixty five. His poems were usually composed in English.
There was another man Tom Smith. He was a hawker going round selling things. The local people disliked this man very much, because when he would go about he would always ridicule people and make poems about them with result that he was nick named the "Badah
These poets were not good scholars. Their poems and songs were sung by the local people.
Tom the badah was buried in the Chapel Field.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 10:10
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19. Knowledge goes with good behaviour
20. Everybody has a fault.
21. The hills are green (green) (green) far away
22. Put control on your child when he is young.
23. Spare the rod and spoil the child.
24. The small men are almost the most cruel.
25. Wine is sweet but it is bitter to pay for.
26. Better late than never.
27. Rise with the lark and sleep with lamb.
28. Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
29. Sense does not come before age.
30. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
31. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
32. Wilful waste brings woeful want.
33. Never leave off until to morrow what you can do to day.
34. Man's in humanity to man makes countless thousand's mourn.
35. Deep water runs smooth.
36. For age and want save what you may. No morning sun lasts a whole day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 10:04
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1. Dreams are the children of idle brains.
2. Enough is as good as a feast.
3. Riches are means to be used.
4. A stitch in time saves nine.
5. Hunger is good sauce.
6. An apple a day keeps the doctors away.
7. Laziness is a heavy load.
8. Brains are better than strength
9. The wisest man has a fault.
10. It isnt always the best men reap the harvest.
11. The (friends) fight between friends is not lasting.
12. Gods help is nearer than the door.
13. Silence is golden.
14. We live to long in the churchyard.
15. There is no happiness until we go to heaven.
16. Dont make a law or don't break one.
17. Never judge a persons fault until you know your own.
18. Well begun is half done.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 09:55
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37. The clearest stream that ever ran left dirt and mud behind.
38. Make the hay while the sun shines.
39. Dig deep while sluggards sleep.
40. Beauty is only skin deep.
41. Be wise and beware and of blotting take care.
42. Never to late to mend.
43. What is play to you is hurt to us.
44. Poverty is no disgrace.
45. As a man lives so shall he die.
46. Look where your going.
47. Dont take the book by the cover.
48. As a tree falls so shall it lie
49 Slow and steady wins the race.
50 A lie has no legs.
51 Honesty is a policy
52 One cannot change nature
53 Beware of flattery
54 Be content with what you have
55 Thoughtless friends are often a nuisance
56 Faith and service should be long remembered.
57 Virtue is rewarded but greed is always punished
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 09:45
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58 Most people are kind to their neighbours for their own sake.
59 We may know a tree by its fruit
60 Laziness finds its won punishment
61 The simple are easily deceived
62 All is not gold that glitters
63 A whistling woman and a crowing hen has never luck in the house there in.
64 He that has may friends has no friends
65 Look before you leap and think before you speak.
66 A burned child dreads the fire
67 Custom makes things familiar and easy to use
68 Old birds are not to be caught with chaff
69 Practical jokers must beware of having the table turned.
70 Think before you act.
71 People are judged by the company they keep.
72 Revenge is dearly bought at the price of liberty
73 Pride goes before a fall.
74 Tell me your company and Ill tell you what you are.
75 Beware of false idols.
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the people would gather round and they would have great eating and drinking. Then would come the dance, the best player would be brought to the house, and he would wear the bag pipes there. The mild sweet notes of the bag-pipes could be heard all round the place.
Then the straw boys would come and there's where the singing and noise would be heard. Sometimes the bridegroom would come out with the price of porter to them.
Off with them to the nearest public house. These men would be dressed all in straw, with a false face or a painted face.
The dance would continue all night till all hours in the morning.
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2020-04-03 09:32
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At the present time the people get married in a different way from long ago. The time the people got married now is generally before Lent or Advent. They say June is the luckiest month of the year to get married. And Wednesday the luckiest day.
Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for losses
Friday for crosses
Saturday no day at all.
Money is usually given to the bride as a dowry. Long ago the bride would get a cow a pig and hens and sometimes money.
Long ago the couple getting married would come in side cars to the chapel, as there were no cars at that time. The bride would come with her own people and go back with the bridegroom.
When they would get back, the reception was made in the house of the bride. All
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2020-04-03 09:25
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tailor by trade. He used to have men working under him. They were called journey men. The people used to bring the material to him to sew and get measured there. Sometimes he used to go to the houses and stay there until he had completed his work. He had no sewing machine as there were no machines out that time. All the sewing would be done by hand.
Socks and stockings are sometimes knitted in the homes now. The thread is not spun in the homes.
There are special types of clothes worn according to the day. When a person dies the relatives wear black clothes.
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2020-04-03 09:21
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There is only one tailor around here at the present time. The people bring the material to him to sew and get measured there. He does not stock the cloth. The cloth is not spun locally. Long ago the people used to make all their own clothes. The clothes they wore was generally made from flax and wool.
They used to grow their own flax. When it would be ripe they would pull it and scutch it. They would send the stems of to the mill and it would come back in cloth, fine linen or coarse linen (with) which ever was required. Shirts and sheets would be made from the linen.
There was a man living in Rodstown long ago named Dick Beg. He was a
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2020-04-03 09:16
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hundred years ago and appointed agents to collect their rents which they did. These Thompsons have tombs and vaults in Ardbraccan churchyard where they were buried very long ago.
During this time when landlordism was at its height and when hunting was carried on much more so then now, it was an understood thing that if any of the farmers obstructed their hunting the landlord in question would immediately evict the poor farmer even if he was after paying his rent.
Towards the end of the last century and the beginning of this century the British government paid considerable sums of money to buy out the landlords' interests in his lands and had these lands vested in the tenent through the Irish Land Commission which meant a reduction in the rent to the tenants, and a termination of the payment of the rents or annuities as they are now called after about 70 years which means that after that period the lands will be free.
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2020-04-03 09:09
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Long ago there lived a terrible bad man named Oliver Cromwell. At about the middle of the sixtenth century he came to Ireland with a band of soldiers and adventurers. They committed great slaughter and other foul deeds. They also drove the farmers and peasants out of their homes to the poor lands of Connaught or a well known place with a climate considerably more hotter. This man Cromwell placed his soldiers and adventurers in large tracts of the best lands from where the Irish farmers were driven. These men were called landlords. These landlords after some time divided some of their estates into small farms and placed tenants on them from whom they got huge rents.
In this district there were landlords named Thompsons. They lived in the house where Mr. Shackleton now lives. They were not considered bad landlords and often times were kind to the poor. They left here about a
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2020-04-03 09:00
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them a cake of oaten bread. This was a general custom. The oaten cakes would last a long time. They used to be very tough and hard. The cakes would be put by to cool and then split and buttered when required.
People used to have wheaten bread all made of wheat. At Christmas people used to make boxty bread. The bread used to be made by grating raw potatoes into a dish. When the potatoes would be grated the water would be squeezed off them. (this water would be used for starching clothes). The flour would be put in on the potatoes, currants, raisins, spices ginger etc. All the ingredients that go into the pudding. This cake would be put into an oven and baked.
Pan cakes would be used for Shrove Tuesday and a ring in them.
The people used not eat as often as now; perhaps two or three times a day. And oaten bread was the chief kind of bread eaten.
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2020-04-02 22:02
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The people used to eat different food long ago compared with the present time. The principal bread was oaten bread and wheaten bread.
The oaten bread was made with oaten meal, salt and hot water. The people used never put milk in the bread for if they did it would all fall to crumbs. No soda would be used in making the bread. Then it used to be cut in quarters and baked on a griddle. The griddle was made of iron, a plain flat piece of iron with a handle. The bread would be put on this and the griddle put on coals of fire or (fire) bricks.
There were no sides on the griddle. The cake should be twisted round so that the sides would get baked.
When people would be going off to America the neighbours always used to give
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2020-04-02 21:48
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(228) An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
(229) Good beginnings make good endings.
(230) Hunger is the mother of Impatience and Anger.
(231) Bread at pleasure, drink by measure.
(232) Long hope wears out joys, as long maladies wear out grief.
(233) Depend not on fortune, but conduct.]
(234) Hearsay is half lies.
(235) Save while you may for age and want.
(236) Do good and shun evil, this is the sum of human duty.
(237) Light suppers make long lives.
(238) He gives twice who gives quickly.
(239) May good digestion wait on appetite.
(240) Let the ticking clock guide the boiling crock.
(241) A willing heart lightens work.
(242) A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
(243) If any should not work neither
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2020-04-02 21:36
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(37) If you would have a thing done well do it yourself.
(38) If you give a breeches don't cut the buttons of it.
(39) As sure as the tail is on a cat
(40) I will will kill a rabbit as dead as a door nail.
(41) The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.
(42) Smoother yourself in a dry ditch.
(43) One fly killed now is worth one hundred afterwards.
(44) Two heads are better than one.
(45) Knowledge is no weight.
(46) Light supper makes long life days.
(47) An empty sack wont stand by the wall.
(48) Try again is a useful maxim.
(49) There are none so blind as those who will not see.
(50) If ignorance is bliss tis folly to be wise.
(51) All is fair in love and war.
(52) Man proposes an God disposes.
(53) Man's best friend is his pocket, his greatest
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way home.
(19) He who slings mud is losing ground.
(20) For want of decency is want of sense
(21) Reading it to the mind what exercise is to the body.
(22) After a storm comes a calm.
(23) One man's meat is another man's poison.
(24) Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
(25) As good to be out of the world as out of the fashion.
(26) To err is human to forgive divine.
(27) Too much of one thing is good for nothing.
(28) What is good for you at thirty may become dangerous at sixty.
(29) The higher up the greater the fall.
(30) Tye nearer the bone the sweeter the meat.
(31) You cannot make a race-horse out of an ass.
(32) Enough's as good ad a feast.
(33) E|very man for himself and God for us all.
(34) First come - first served.
(35) Forewarned is forewarned
(36) A rolling stone gathers no moss.
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2020-04-02 21:22
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76. Those who betray their friends deserve punishments
77. Beware of jesting too much and mean what you say.
78. He who grasps as the shadow may lose the substance
79. He who tries to plase everybody pleases nobody.
80. Second thoughts are often best.
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2020-04-02 21:20
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We have many animals on the farm and here are the names: The cows, the calves, the pig, the sheep and the goat.
The cows are brought into the cow-shed to be milked. The shed is called a byre, there are mangers in it. The cows are generally tied by the neck. There are chains for this purpose at the bottom of the manger.
Horses are kept in stalls. Long ago people would make a little wooden cross about six inches long. They would hang it up in the shed. This was said to keep away sickness from the stock.
There was a famous race-horse in Allenstown. He was called Bachelor's Double.
There is a story told about a horse. Long ago there lived a man who owned a horse and dray. He used to go out every night on a ceilidhe. The local boys decided to play a trick on him.
So one night they got the dray and as it was too big to go in the shed door, they took
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2020-04-02 21:15
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out the wheels and pushed it in length ways. They built it up again in the shed and yoked the horse in it. When the man came home and saw the horse and draw in the shed, he went round telling the neighbours the mysterious thing that happened.
Another story is told about a calf.
There lived a farmer and his wife and they had a servant boy. Now this boy used to complain that he did not get enough to eat and that he would go somewhere else where he would get his fill.
The farmer hearing this was worried for he did not like to loose the boy. So he said to him, "Wait, we are going to kill a calf and then you shall have plenty."
New hope came to the boy, so in about a week later the farmers wife said he would have meat for his dinner. When dinner time came however she took up the meat, potatoes and turnips, and put out his share on a plate.
She put a lot of turnips on, but very
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2020-04-02 21:09
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little meat. So (she) said the boy, "I would like more meat."
"Oh said she if you eat any more the bull will be roaring in you all night."
"Well if he does" he said it wont be for want of turnips he'll be roaring."
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2020-04-02 19:09
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little meat. Sp (she) said the boy, "I would like more meat."
"Oh said she if you eat any more the bull will be roaRing in you all night."
"Well if he does" he said it wont be for want of turnips he'll be roaring."
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2020-04-02 19:07
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There once lived a king and it was prophesied by a wise man that he should not die until three questions were put to him that could not answer. His sister died leaving three sons. The king took the boys to the palace and reared them there. On night he dreamed that it was the boys that were to bring about his death. The next day he sent the three away and told them never to return.
After a while he got sorry and sent a man after them to see where they went. The boys went on and they came to a wood which belonged to their father.
Let us fight said one to another and perhaps the king will hear it and take us back. The message soon reached the ears of the king. He went over and saw the three fighting but he separated
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2020-04-02 19:03
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them to ask them what were they fighting about.
"We are fighting about this wood" said the eldest. "We all say our father willed it to us so we will leave it to you to decide between us."
"But how can three of you claim the wood at once". "Well said the king "I will give the wood to which ever of you is the smartest."
"I'm so smart said the eldest, if you had a roofless house full of will birds I would up to the top and every where and not let them out."
"Well you are very smart" said the king.
"I'm so smart said the second that if you had a wild horse, I'd put a shoe on his foot and he running at top speed."
"Surely you cannot beat that" said the king. "Quite easily said the youngest. If you brought me to the top of a cliff and let go a sack full of fine feathers
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I'm so smart that i could catch every one and bring them back to you in the sack."
"Upon my word" said the king. I cannot tell who I'll give the wood to. I'll tell you I'll give it to the laziest.
"Well Im so lazy said the eldest that if you left me at the crossroads I would not stir till the cars and traffic had made bits of me."
"I'm lazier said the second". If you put me lying in a shed with a hole in the roof and a soot drop falling down, I'm so lazy I would not till it burned the eye out of my head"
"Im so lazy" said the youngest that if you put me lying against a rick of turf and set the rick on fire I would not move till I was a cinder.
"Dear me" said the king "I cannot tell who will own the wood.
At the same time he drooped dead. The prophecy was fulfilled. He was taken and buried
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2020-04-02 18:52
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and the three brothers divided the kingdom between them.
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2020-04-02 18:51
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(3)
Footraces, there are ten,
For youths of varied sizes,
The winners are to get
Some valuable prizes.
An Irish jig and reel,
Men racing too a sack in,
With a great tug of war,
On Thursday in Ardbraccan.
(4)
Besides, a pony race,
This is no empty twaddle;
A jennets race likewise
The winners get a saddle.
A donkeys race there is too -
"Neddies" will get great whackin',
For to secure the ham,
Next Thursday in Ardbraccan.
(5)
So now it is high time
That I adieu should say, sir,
So dont you now forget,
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2020-04-02 18:44
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Next Thursday is the day, sir.
Be there at two o'clock,
Assemble round the track an'
And see for yourself,
The races of Ardbraccan.
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2020-04-02 18:43
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(1)
Attend to me I pray,
If you're a thorough sporter,
And hear what I've to say,
This week in the "Reporter
It would surely be a shame
My duty I'd be lackin'
If I did not sing
The races of Ardbraccan
(2)
For there on Thursday next,
The Ultan boys intend it,
To hold high carnival,
The sport it should be splendid,
The programme it is strong,
The pistol will be crackin'
Close on a score of times,
Next Thursday in Ardbraccan.
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2020-04-02 18:37
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(1) Why should a dressmaker, who lies in the city be like "one" who resides in the suburbs?
Because both "lives on the skirts of the town. -
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2020-04-02 18:36
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(5)
Who cheered when sailing came Playfair,
And cantered past the judges chair,
Exactly with ten lengths to spare -
The Booky.
(6)
This very often 'tis the case
The little fancied wins the race;
Good-bye, but give a little place
To- Paddy.
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2020-04-02 18:35
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(1)
Who cursed the place where Spahi fell,
And could Trap's staying powers tell,
And told us Magic should run well-
The Backer.
(2)
Who told us Chancellor could stay,
And how old Joe would race away
A crown on Gamecok's sure to pay -
The Backer.
(3)
Who said the Badger can't be 'bet,'
That Ballot Box a place would get,
That Ringlet wins, old boy, dont fret -
The Backer.
(4)
Who swore when Us he broke down,
And wore a very fiendish frown,
On him he staked his bottom crown - The Backer.
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2020-04-02 18:30
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2020-04-02 18:30
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Come Mike McHugh you're good at puns,
So tell me if you can
The difference 'twixt the cobbler and
The medical gentleman.
"By Jove I can", returned Mike,
"Else Mike M'Hugh's a nady,"
Faith 'tis the former "heels the sole,
The latter heals the body."
"Correct I cried, "Hold hard," quoth Mike
"For I have further found
The cobbler's work is under foot,
The doctor's under ground.
Prepare, dear reader, for this "last"
That Mike M'Hugh let "fall,"
Said he "the first will awl for ends,"
The last he "ends for all. "
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2020-04-02 18:26
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The following true tale comes to us from the year 1847. At that time the population in Ireland was very large. The people had to sell their wheat and with the money pay their rents to the landlords. So they had to depend on the potatoe crop to feed them. At this time about the month of August a blight fell on the potatoes so that when the beginning of July came the stalks had completely withered away. Now the people had nothing to feed them but cabbage and buttermilk. The result was that thousands of people died with starvation. Also at that time a sickness broke out namely the yellow plague. So the people died from sickness as well as hunger. Often two or three people in the same house dropped dead. The people would be found lying dead
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2020-04-02 12:47
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everywhere.
The government then gave work to the people and for the payment they each got a few pence.
In each townland there was a large pot and there was a man employed to boil Indian meal. Each man got a tin full going home going home for the rest of his family.
There was a road leading from Tisdall's to Cookstown and on this road there lived a family of the name of Reilly. There were nine children in this house and the father and mother who were in want of food.
There was a manure pit around the house there grew on it a lot of nettles. The children went out and pulled the nettles mixed them with Indian meal and boiled them to eat.
The nettles were so rank that the
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children took a disease of which they died all except the youngest. This child was not able to eat the nettles when the others were and so lived.
When he grew up he went to Australia and became a very important person after.
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2020-04-02 12:41
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In 1704 Rev John Barnwall was registered at trim as "Popish Priest of Ardbraccan, Marty, and Rathboyne. This priest was ordained in 1680 in Co. Kildare by the Bishop of Kildare. He lived at Neilstown in 1704. He was related to Lord Trimblestown.
There were very few of his contemporaries who suffered more intensely and continuously from the operation of the penal laws.
With the rigorous enforcement of the penal laws Father Barnwall was forced to flee like a felon and seek shelter in the barns and houses of the poor. Although of illustrious birth and distinguished and manly bearing and noted for his charity, learning and selflsisness he was yet the prey of blood thirsty informers and priest hunters.
In the early part of the last century there were two mud walled thatched cabins
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2020-04-02 12:35
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Mr William Fix Dr. to James Brien.
1853
June 24th 3 stone of Indian meal 3/ 1 1/2
" 28th 2 stone of Oatmeal........ 3/-
July 11th 4 stone of Indian meal.. 4/-
.......4 stone of oatmeal ...............6/-
July 22 nd 5 stone of Indian Meal ..5/-
................3 stone of oatmeal.........4/6
...............One dozen of eggs .........6 1/2d
" 25 One loaf of bread ...............6d
" 27 One stone of salt .................4 1/2d
" 29 One oz of tobacco...............2d
........One lb of bacon....................9d
.........100 of 2 inch nails................10d
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2020-04-02 10:23
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Mr Michael Regan Dr. to James Brien
June 25th 1851 1/4 lb of tea and 2 lbs of sugar & bread 2/7
June 28th 2 cwt of Indian meal 16/-
1 1/2 cwt of wheat meal 15/6
1/4 lb of [?] & 2 lb sugar 2/1
1 3/4 lb of soap 5d
1 3/4 lb of washing soda 2 1/2
1/4 lb of bread-soda 1d
Bread 6d
One stone of oatmeal 1/5
Two stone of flour 3/6
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2020-04-02 10:19
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him, one asked the other who will turn him next and one said who would only Phil Tully. So he had to come down of the tree and turn. When daylight came all vanished away so he caught his horse and drove home and he never was without a story from that day until the day he died.
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2020-04-02 10:17
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Once upon a time there lived a man named Phil Tully. He had to go a long journey with a load of turf. Night fell before he got to the end of his journey. When he had his load emptied the people of the house advised him to come in and wait until the moon would rise. In those days it was the custom to sing a song or tell a story and anyone that could'nt would be put out. So when it came to his turn (be) he could'nt do either and he was put out. When he was out side awhile he made up his mind that he would catch his horse and go home. He was going through the wood looking for his horse when he saw a band of men advancing towards him carring a dead man on their shoulders. He thought it better run up a tree. The men sat down and lit a fire at the foot of the tree. When the fire lit up they put a spit on it and out the dead man on it and began to roast him. When they got tired turning
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2020-04-02 09:22
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(5)
He never thought that iron boats
Would steam across the seas;
He was not asked to give his votes
To lady P.L.G's.
He never wore pegged number fives
To make him writhe and twist:
No corn did grow on his great toe
The fun that Adam missed

(6)
Tis true we have no photograph
Of Adam when a boy:
I'm sure he never bought a top,
Or any tinsel toy,
But here's to Adam anyway,
He was no pessimist,
Thought we McCall may laugh at all
The fun that Adam missed.
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2020-04-02 09:19
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(3)
He never played a bagatelle,
He never had the cue;
He was too grand to wear a coat,
He was to nature true
He never tried a penny map,
And never played at whist
Imagine now the rows and all
The fun that Adam missed.
(4)
No match for him, pins, pens or clocks
Trams motor cars or trains.
No telephone or postmans knocks,
Or glass for window panes;
No whiskey neat, no Dublin stout
No poteen punch but heist!
No pen could write or tongue relate
The fun that Adam missed.
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2020-04-02 09:15
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(1)
Since Adam was a boy, Mc. Call,
There's many changes seen,
From Dublin down to Galway Bay
From Cork to Bohermeen.
So I sat musing yesterday
A dhudeen in my fist
And I began to ponder on
The fun that Adam missed.
(2)
Sure Adam never went to school
So could not write with ease
We heard that he was tied to one,
And did his best to please.
He never pored oe'r puzzledom
Transcribed a solving list;
And so we never heard about
The puns that Adam missed.
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2020-04-02 09:08
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(7)
We hear the bells of Shandon
Sound all along the Lee.
We know the bells of Notre Dame
Resound down to the sea;
And the big bell of Armagh
It doth them all surpass.
But we only want a little one
To warn us for Mass.
(8)
Now I make no exhortation
In any moral phase,
Our brilliant congregation
May just do as they please.
I'm but an obscure peasant
Its true I like them well.
And now I say respectfully
You ought to get a bell.
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2020-04-02 09:05
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(5)
The accursed dark night of robbery
For thrice fifty long, long years,
When our fathers bravely fought their way
Through sorrow, blood and tears.
When the clergy men were hunted down
By loose agents of black hell,
That battered down our churches
And stole away our bell.
(4)
But now thank God the scene is changed
Our Isle is at peace and rest,
Our stately piles and sanctury
Are holy pure and blest.
And every Sabbath morning
The distant chimes expels
All gloomy thoughts and sorrows
To the sound of all the bells.
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2020-04-02 09:00
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(3)
And now we'll take the happy man
To whom the bride is given.
Predestined for him long ago
A thousand years in Heaven.
He gets no congratulations
He hears no joyous knell,
There is no haste to the wedding
Because there is no bell.
(4)
We know grim death is in the alert
To take us in our turn.
There's no man knows the time or place
Or when he'll cross the bourne.
He'll never have a minutes toll
The mournful news to tell,
Of another dear departed one
Because there is no bell.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-02 08:53
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(1)
The midday bell is never heard
While passing through Bohermeen;
No evening salutation
To our sweet Heavenly Queen.
The workman hears no Angelus
And his master knows that well,
He never hears a bell.
(2)
How many an humble peasant
That Dame fortune seems to mock
Are living in their cottage
Without either watch or clock.
They stand to see their neighbours pass
The time of day to tell,
Lest they be late for Holy Mass
Because there is no bell.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-02 08:49
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In former times children would not wear boots until they would be seven or eight years at the least.
I heard it said that there was an old woman living in Ardbraccan named. Hannagh Foster and she never wor boots in her life time.
Children go barefoot in the Summer time and it makes there feet hardy for the Winter and it is much healthier for them altogether.
Some people say that if you put salt in the water when washing your feet that it breaks up a cold if the feet are washed in time.
There is a man living in Bohermeen named La Kearney who repairs boots. The shoemakers are very few nowadays compared with the number in former times. The cause of this being that there sp many boot factories in the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 22:12
ceadaithe
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each bhí beirt ghárdaí ag cuir tuairisgh ar gach uiole dhuine an bhfacaiadh siad an xceannuigh. Nuair a tháinic siad chomh fada le teach an amadáin d'iarfaigh siadh dhó an bhfaca sé an ceannuigh dubhairt sé gur mharbhuigh siad é. Annsin thug sé na gárdaí go dtí an áit a chuir siad é. Thosuigh sé ag tocai
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 22:10
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-lt sé an chéad rud a casadh air na h-adharcuidh. Dubhairt sé an raibh adharcaidh ar mar máighistir. Agus d'imtigh siadh leócha ag gáruidh faoi.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 22:08
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1. Bhí Spideóg ann uair amháin agus bhí sí ag cantain go meidhreach dí féin. Ní raibh sí act tamall
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 22:07
ceadaithe
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gcomhnuidhe i dtigh beag aon uair amháin. Bhíodh an t-amadán ag faire an gabhar gach uile lá. Aon lá amhain bhí sé ag faire an gabhar agus thaínic ciot mhór agus bhí cóta leis. Agus bhí cloch mór in aice na h-áite agus chuaid sé ar fasgadh ag thaobh ns cloice. Nuair a bhí an ciot thart leag an t-amadán an cóta aran a cloiuc agus
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 22:02
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an Lá an-Bhróthallach agus luigh a mhachair síos faoi crann, "Dubhairt sí le na mac gan taduidh a leigint ghá coir" Tháinig cuileóg agus luigh se ar srón ná mná. Bhuail an t-amadán an cuileóg le buile dé'n batha agus bhris sé srón na mná. Rith sé abalaidh ke na anam,
2. Bhí amadán agus a mhathair ina
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:55
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neighbouring towns and its thought that they are done much quicker and cheaper.
Leather was never made in the district.
Clogs were worn very much long ago compared with now. But they are still worn by some people. They are very warm but its hard to walk in them until you get accustomed to them.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:51
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heads under the water trying to get them in their mouths. Some hang apples out of the ceiling and they try to get a bite out of them without touching them with their hands. Some others get three saucers and put clay and water and a ring in them, then they blindfold somebody and tell them to tip them three times. If they tip the clay it is said they will be dead before a year and if they tip the water they will be going across the water and if they tip the ring they will be married soon. There is also great fun in cracking the (the) nuts and trying to get the ring out of the barm brack.
On Saint Stephens Days boys and even some grown-up men gather together, dress up in old clothes and false faces and go around with the wren from house to house, singing the wren song which is as follows.
The wren, the wren,
The king of all birds,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:44
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Saint Stephens Day she was caught in the furs
Although she is little
Her familys great
Rise up land lady and give is a treat.
(Our) Up with the kettle
And down with the pan.
Give us our answer and let us be gone
Our pockets full of money
Our belly's full of beer
If you don't give us something
we'll bury her here.
The people give them lots of money. When they are finished they share the money between them.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:41
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Once upon a time a young woman named Mrs Galligan was going to Mass and Holy Communion accompanied by her servant boy. On their way to the chapel she saw some black-berries growing along the hedge. She told the servant boy to stop the horse until she would get a few of them.
The boy said "Ill do no such thing for you are going(ing) to receive Holy Communion. But the lady made him stop the horse and she got down and she eat (of) some of them.
The boy told her not to receive the Sacrament because she had broken her fast. She said "the devil is in me because I am so hungry that I could almost eat the harness of the horse.
So they continued on until they reached the chapel. They heard mass alright and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:36
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the woman received Holy Communion and theyw ent home.
In a few days after the Priest priest heard of what the woman had done and he was very angry. He went to her house and had a talk with her. Then he changed her into a green stand in a river and he said that she would turn into a spirit when nine different families should cross the stone ninty nine times.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:33
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He bade the man good night & soon the two men were in deep conversation concerning the P.P.
"What sort of man is he? Some of them are odd & queer enough."
"Troth then he's a grand sort of a man."
"Good at visiting the sick is he?"
"The best in the world."
"Does he ever lift the little finger.?"
"Well I dont bother much but I heard the wife saying that a woman told her that a first cousin to a sister - in -law of his aunts that it was in him to have a liking for a drop of whiskey & I dont misdoubt it either."
"And tell me this, how is it the people dont send a complaint to the Bishop about him."
The man laughed, a strange laugh.
"The Bishop is it? The Bishop!"
"Sure, God bless your sense, man alive according to all they do be saying the Bishop himself would drink Lock Erne dry!"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:25
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"Its a dam-damp night" lamely finished his lordship. "I'm on the wrong track." "Good night my friend, good night."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:23
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Once upon a time there lived a bishop in the Co Longford. There also lived a priest in the neighbourhood. On one occasion the bishop received an anonymous letter from a woman telling him to do something for the people, as they were in an awful fix. The priest took to drinking. At first the bishop took no notice of the letters but burned then according as he got them.
The pleading kept on asking him to pay an unexpected visit to the parish priests house. At last the bishop began to think and said he would disguise himself & pay a visit to the parish.
Accordingly he went off in his pony & trap because there were no motor-cars them days.
When he got within a mile of the parish he saw a man & decided to get down & have a chat with him.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:14
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M. Cully now owns "Carberry's Acre"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:13
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good wage. He used to teach a number of subjects but he only knew a (little) little of Irish. In the evening when he would be idle he would be invited to wealthy mans house to teach the people who resided there. He was well paid for that nights instruction and he lodged in that house for the night. There were only a few books which the master owned himself and there were a number of (pupl) pupils looking at them. Writing was done with a quill pen and sometimes a slate was used. The pupils used to bring big blocks of wood to (the) the school to sit down on. There were only three classes First, Second and Third. Mr
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:05
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There was once a school in this district. It was called by the local people a hedge school. The school was on the Killadoran road just at (moort) Moortown Cross. The teacher used to teach the pupils in a haggard beside a hay-rick. On a wet day he would bring them into a barn that was nearby. The (names) names of the man who used to teach was Matthew Carberry and the field where he used to teach is now called "Carberry's Acre". He was a local person. He was paid very small for his instruction but when he would teach in a wealthy mans house he would get a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 21:01
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both of them used to work a lot together. One day they were called into their dinner by the farmer's wife who was fairly stingy and used to supply them with plenty of vegetables but very little meat. John was a few minutes before his fellow-workman and being hungry he made no delay in starting his dinner. The woman entered almost immediately and seeing that he was alone she said "Where's your mate John"? He rather slow of apprehension replied "I ate it (meat).
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 18:19
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stands in the corner of his own. The children that are in the corners change places with one another. If the boy that is in the middle gets into a corner while the others are changing the person that left the corner must go to the middle. I often play "hide and seek" with my friends. It does not matter how many children play this game. Half the children hide. When they have hidden themselves they let a loud shout. The other children look for them and when they have found them, they then hide. I also play "hunt the hare" One boy starts running and when the other boys have counted twenty they run after him. When they have caught the first boy another boy runs acting as the hare. I play "cat in the middle" The children stand in the shape of a circle and one stands in the centre. The children them jump round the boy in the middle
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 18:13
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He then went into a third shop and the shopkeeper gave him as much as he had and he spend sixpence. He had nothing left. What had he at first?
Fivepence farthing
(86) A flock of white sheep went up a red hill; here the go there they go now they stand still.
Your teeth.
(87) Through the wall and through the wall and never tips the wall.
The sound of a drum.
(88) What grows down?
A cow's tail
(89) As white as snow ans snow it is not,
as green as grass and grass it is not;
as red as blood and blood it is not;
as black as soot and soot it is not.
A blackberry
(90) As I went up Tara Hill I met a Tara lass Tara on her pedditcoat and Tara on her ass
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 18:07
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was shaking, as I came down Tara Hill, Tara Hill was "laking"
A well.
(82) The man that made it did not want it. The man that bought it did not use it and the man that used it did not see it
A Coffin.
(83) There is a house and in that house there is a drawer; in that drawer there is a cup and in that cup there is a sup and every one must taste it.
Death
(84) What is the last coat you wear?
Your coffin.
(85) A man went into a shop and he had a certain sum of money and the shopkeeper gave him as much as he had and he spent sixpence. He went into another shop and he man gave him as much as he had and he spend sixpence
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:57
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is called mould. He gets this where he got the clay that he covered the slits with. In July the farmer sprays the potatoes to keep them from the blight. First they fill a barrel with water and they put the bluestone into a bag and puts the bag into the water. It is left there until it is milted. When it is melted the water is of a blue colour. Then they melt the washing soda and mix them together. Then they fill the spraying machine and puts the machine on their back.
They keep spraying until the potatoes are all sprayed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:53
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Potatoes grow on our farm. There is about an acre of potatoes sown every year. The farmer that prapers the ground for the potatoes. First he makes the ridges then he puts the manure on. Then he cuts slits. He leaves an eye in every slit. Then he leaves three or four slits in lines on the ridge. There is a foot and a half left between each line of slits. Then he covers the slits with clay which eh leaves for the purpose. About a month after they are sowed, the little stalk begins to come up. When they are up well the farmer digs what
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:49
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2020-04-01 17:47
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is performed.
The people go around the well first, and they say some prayers. Then they pick seven stones, they go around the well seven times praying at the same time and throwing a stone away each time.
Then they got o a rock where the track of St. Patricks knee is. They say prayers there too. Then they go to the chapel which is in ruins and they pray there too. They leave a button, a pin etc after them in the chapel. If they dont leave these things after them they cut a cross on a stone in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:44
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the chapel.
If you are doing the stations for a dead person, three persons must be together and they must not walk through the stream. if you are doing it for a living person you walk in the stream, but you walk (on the grass beside the stream)
If your request is granted the well will boil up.
The people used make stations for sick cows at the well. Then they used bring home some of the grass and give it to the sick cow to eat.
It was St. Patrick who put
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:42
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the holy well in Killgeever.
There is a trout in St Patricks Well in Aughavale. It was in it in St. Patricks time. A Protestant caught it and put it on the pan to fry. The fish jumped of the pan and went back to the well again. It is in the well yet, and the track of where he was drying, can be seen on his back to this day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:39
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Ceartú
If you are doing a station for a dead person, three persons must be together, and they do not walk through the stream but they walk on the grass. If you are doing a station for a living person you must walk through the stream.
There is another well in a village called Turrigel, and the people used make stations for sick cows after calving there. They used bring a bit of the grass from the well and they used give it to the sick cow to eat.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:35
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to it. They used come through this village on the way to it. The women wore red petticoats and white handkerchiefs on their heads, and the men wore banins. They used stay one night at the well. An old man used say the Rosary at midnight, and they used sing from that on till daybreak. Then they used to home, and they used try to be at Mass somewhere on the way if it was Sunday. They used take three drinks out of the well, and they used wash (wash) their hands, feet, and faces. This is the way the station
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:31
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seventy years. Both of then know Irish and English and can tell stories on both. Their names are, Thady Hastings, John Hastings, Thawnaslinnaun, Drummin, Westport, Co. Mayo.
There are three or four houses in this village long ago that are not in it now. The people that was in these houses are all dead now. The ruins of their houses are to be seen still. My townland is not mentioned in any song but my village is mentioned in songs. The land is hilly and boggy in this place. There are no
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 17:27
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The name of the townland in which I live is Thawnaslinnaun. It is in the parish of Murrisk. There are seven families in my townland, and there are twenty nine people in it.
The family name most common is Hastings. All the houses are thatched except one house. It is a green, sloping village and that is why it is called Thawnaslinnaun. There are two men living in this village and there are over
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 13:40
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The Chicken Weed will bring down a swelling. The Rose Noble is another plant or weed which grows. It can cure a disease called "The Rose". This is the way the cure is made. First boil the plant. Drain the water from it then, and mix it with unsalted butter and tobaco and make it in to a kind of ointment.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 13:38
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The Nesnntogs and Coppógs are boiled with yellow-meal and are given as food to pigs and ducks.
Poplars,
Popplars,
Tobacco,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 13:37
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used be very thankful to sleep beside the fire on the floor. They begged for flour meal, and eggs, and other things.
Begged
Been
She has been doing so
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 13:36
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for them and explain it to them. He used travel on a donkey by himself. He brought all news he heard. He was a great singer and a great whistler. He told the people of my district, that the Black and Tans would come to Ireland and he told them also what they would do. This was years before they came.
Other women used go around begging also. They used travel on foot. They used not travel together, but they used be hasting each other, to see which of them would be first to the houses. They used stay in the houses, and they
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 13:33
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An old man named Mooney, used visit this district. some time ago. He was very poor. He used sell onion seed and flower seed, and the people used buy from him. He got his supplies in Westport. He was always welcomed to my village, and he used stay three nights in my grandfather's house. He used sleep on straw, and he used have bed-cloths over him. The people supplied him with food. He used have news paper with him. All the neighbours used gather in. He used read the papers
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 13:30
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The Tinkers also visit this district sometimes, They travel on donkeys and in carts, in families. They camp on the roadside. During the day they go around to the houses. The men ask for bottles, rags, and horsehair, and they give needles and pins in return for these. The women ask for eggs, flour, old clothes and other things. They sell holy pictures, paper flowers and other things. They sell cans and saucepans also.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:25
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About fifty eight years ago in the month of February a great coat of snow fell. It fell so heavy that you could not know the road from the river or the field from the garden, or the dry land from the bogach. No animal could travel or the would get smothered. There was about 15 feet of snow on the road and about 20 feet in the river. There was no water to be got unless you carted to it. The people used to boil snow for water. No lives
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:22
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were lost and no animals died, although alot of sheep was under the snow. They waited until it was melted. It lasted three weeks.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:21
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The bid wind began on the 12th night all of a sudden. It did'nt leave a house on the face of the country that it did'nt knock except the house of Micheal Mór Ó h-Oistín. It carried away all the corn and hay that was stored away in stack except the of Micheal Hastings. It is said that it was a big needle that was lost in it that kept it.
After the big wind there was nothing to fodder the cows with. When M. Hasting was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:21
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The bid wind began on the 12th night all of a sudden. It did'nt leave a house on the face of the country that it did'nt knock except the house of Micheal Mór Ó h-Oistín. It carried away all the corn and hay that was stored away in stack except the of Micheal hastings. It is said that it was a big needle that was lost in it that kept it.
After the big wind there was nothing to fodder the cows with. When M. Hasting was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:11
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given the rest of the stack of oats to his cows which he found the needle in the stack.

giving. giving . Michael
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:10
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There is a certain herb growing and the name of it is Rose noble. The people used get the roots and boil them and then strain them. Then they mix unsalted butter and tobacco with it and rub it on the person so that has the ailment.
Ceartú
ferret
tread
squeal
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:08
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Ringworm
This is the way the people used cure ringworm by rubbing some sort of gold on the ringworm.
Sprain,
When a persons leg is sprained a person gets a spraining thred fronm the weaver. This is what they say Lúgnasa ná Gorgthuig [?]
Headache,
When people have headache they go to someone who can measure their heads and then they get better from the ailment.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:06
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and whatever he says that is a cure, This is another cure to drink the leavings of a ferrit and another cure is to drink the milk of a spotted horse.
Sine Síadáín
There are certain people who can cure Sine Síadáin by catching the sick person by certain ribs of hair and lifting the person off the ground.
wildfire,
People cure wildfire by writing the person's name on the sore.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 10:03
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she spied on Him. The soldiers (was) going looking for our Lord and they asked the robin did she see our Lord and she said 'no'. Then they asked the wren and she said yesterday, yesterday and she is no bigger sinse as God cursed her. When the birds wanted to see which of them was the king the wren went the highest in the sky and ever sinse the wren is called the king of the birds. The cuckoo
sense
The soldiers were going looking for our Lord.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:59
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This is the why the robin has a red breast. When our Lord was dying on the cross the robin thought to pull a thorn out of His head and the blood dropped on her breast and that is why the robbins breast is red ever since.
The Swallow
This is why the swallow is of a blue colour because she went too near the sun and the sun burned her.
The wren.
The people say that (God) cursed the wren because
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:57
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Aill bán .. A white cliff
Abainn na Seasal.. The place where rye used be sowed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:51
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scattered it all over the sedge.They ate also, the bag which carried it. It was made from a sheep skin, which his wife had tanned. He ate five lbs of pork and 2 lbs of butter at every meal.
Sealaigí This man was my great great grandfather (Micheal Mór Ó h-) He lived in Leacta
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:41
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14. A half a hour too soon is better than a half a hour too late.
15. Is fearr an t-sláinte na an táinte.
kindred
ands
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:40
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Long ago a party of boys used to go around St. Stephen's morning looking for money to buirey the wran. They used to get alot of money and, they used to have a big ball that night.
They would ask the house off some man. But not much wran boys come now. When the ran boys used to come long ago. the people would not give them any money till they would dance jigs and reels and sing songs. One of the ran boys would have a melodeon and he would play for the rest of them. Then when they
get
bury
wren
They
Melodeon
wren
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:35
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would have danced the people would give them the money.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:35
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It was an old custom to put up crosses on the houses on St Brigid's Day.
Bu they do not put them up now
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:34
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St Valintins Day the 14 of Febuary. it is pan cake day. In other lands. the people do make a lot of pan-cakes in honour of St Valinte.
Feburary
Valentins
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:32
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On St Patrick Day the people weare the Shamrock in honour of St Patrick.
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2020-04-01 09:31
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Down with the pan
Give us the money to bury the wren."
Whatever they get they divide it on each other.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:30
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On St Brigids day people make a cross in honour of St Brigid. Then the cross is nailed to the roof of the house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:30
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Easter Sunday is always a great day for eating eggs. Every child gets two eggs for his meal and the big people get three or four. They also buy Easter eggs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:28
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St Patricks day is kept in honoured of St Patrick. The people wear shamrock and it is said that it is right for every man to wet the shamrock on that day. People also wear little harps in honour of St Patrick.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:27
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On palm Sunday people get palm in the Chaple and they keep the palm till the next year. Then when the new palm is got the old palm is burned. The shape of a cross is made on the people's forehead.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:25
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sticks and oil put into it also. Then all the people gather together and say prayers around the fire. Where there is a house with itself that family makes a bonfire of their own. When the fire is worn, the people throw a coal into their crops to keep them from harm for the rest of the year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:23
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rest of the year. It is also said if you get up before the sun on May morning and wash your hands in the dew, that you will be able to loosen any knot after that.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:21
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St Johns night is always a great night in this district. Where there is a lot of houses they gather together and each person out of each puts two or there bags of turn in what is called a bonefire. There is a bone put in the middle of it. There is whins
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:19
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Long ago people used make a churning on May Day before the sun rose. They used cut a round tree rod and make it round and put it into the lid of the churn. The people now (makes) the churn on May eve. There is nothing let out while the churn is making. It is said that it isn't right to throw out dirty water while a churn is making. The people say that if you give away milk on May morning that you wont leave any butter for the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:17
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Shrove Thursday is called pan-cake night because the people make pancakes on that night. and everyone gets enough of pancakes that night.
Palm Sunday
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:16
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On Good Friday every people leave their work and go to the chapel to do stations. Some people never eat till after twelve oclock in the day and the men dont smoke till after twelve oclock either.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:14
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they used have five black stones.
The boys used make guns out of poplers and slings out of leather and whangs. They used make tops out of thread spools. They used throw weights also and lay snares for birds, rabbits and hares. The boys still lay snares and they also make slings. The girls still make daisy chains.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:12
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The girls long ago, amused themselevs by making daisy chains, and by playing Jackstones. This is the way they used make the daisy chains. First they used get a daisy, and they used put a hole in the stem of the daisy. Then they used get another daisy and they used draw it through the hole in the stem of the first daisy and so on.
When playing Jackstones
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:08
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thought if she could get a drop of the "April Water" she would be alright. When March was out, the old cow thinking she was alright, turned her back on March, and began to jump and run. When March (was) saw this, it borrowed three days from April. The weather during these three days was very rough and bad. When the three days was over the old cow was skinned.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:06
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in it. St. Brigids Day is called the Cross Day of the year. It is so called because the people long ago, used make crosses out of straw, and they used put them up outside on the roofs of their houses.
November is called the Harvest of the Geese because the geese are fat after eating the póiríns.
The three first days of April are called "Trí lá na Riabhche." This is why these days are called that name.
There was once an awful old cow, who was getting it very hard to live through the Winter. She
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 09:03
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Friday is thought a lucky day to start sowing potatoes.
Tuesday is thought unlucky to start any new work.
Lá na Leanbh is thought an unlucky day also to start any new work.
When people are changing from an old house to a new house they change on Friday. They make sure to leave their cat after them, in the old house, and if the cat follows them to the new house, they will have luck
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 08:59
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They used knock three turns out of the 1/2 ounce of tea and when the tea would be wet in a house, you would smell it if you were coming 1/4 of a mile away from it because you, werent used to it.
Nearly everyone had a piece of cabbage. They used cut up a head of cabbage, and shake oatmeal over it and boil it. The oatmeal was got from oats bought in town and ground to meal at home.
A doctor came from France once. He walked around through the country. He said that the country people wanted no doctor because
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 08:56
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be sold was killed.
They used have fish which they used catch on wet days.
They used have bread made out of Yellow Meal and Stirabout mixed together.
They used have boxty, Potatoe-cake and tea on Christmas Night, or a meal of Potatoes. They used buy a half ounce of tea and 1/2 lb of (tea) sugar at Christmas from old women, who used go around selling tea and sugar and buying eggs. They used buy a stone of flour also. The man who would be able to buy two stone of flour would by (able) thought a great man.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:58
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Páirceanna .............. meanings
Gharrdha Dómhaill.. A man named Dhómhaill lived there
Garradha bán ...White garden.
Gardha Phaitín.. A man's land named Paitín was near it .
Cosán.. path
Fairy Garden
Muing
Garradha Coinlíní.. The garding of the stubbles
Sraith Chaol.. A narrow piece of land near the Abhainn Mór
Sidhe Ruaidh.. The red fairy.
New fence
Bogach na dearmuidh .. forgotten bogach
Innthin... A piece of land surrounded by water
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:51
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from the people who sold. The money given (buy) by the seller to the buyer is called luck money. The people (before going to the fair they) mark their cattle with tar on the leg. The buyer marks them with paint or ties a ribbon to their tails or clips their hair on the back.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:48
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May. The Nov. fair used start on 31st of Oct. The first day pigs the second day foals and horses and the third day sheep and cattle. New Years Day for cattle and sheep. The twenty second of May for sheep and cattle also. In Westport there is a special place called the Fair Green but it is not able to hold the cattle and two other streets is took up. Toll used be paid on the cattle. Lord Sligo used have an agent going around collecting the Toll
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:44
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:42
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O Brien took out his revolver and fired a bullet at Dillon. The bullet struck Dillon under the arm. And Dillon threw down his arm quickly. And O B said "It is no use in shooting a dead man. And Dillon raised up his arm and fell dead
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:40
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The Dillons come from Scotland to Ireland. They came over with James II. James and the people with him put out the poor people and give the Dillons the land. The Dillons used to take in a few tenants now and then. They put out again and put them down to where they owned the bog - of Maughera
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:37
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I often heard the following story told to illustrate the severity with which English law was upheld in this country. About *1860-70, there was a peeler in Moate by the name of Maher - he was a sergeant, I believe. However it happened that a certain man stole a shilling. Maher knew, he watched him and attempted to search him but the unfortunate man swallowed the shilling. Being failed for the time Maher kept the man under observation until nature - - - - -
He so found the shilling, had the man arrested, tried and transported. Maher lived in Church St. Moate
&perhaps earlier.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:31
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you possibly can.
Ans A saddle
When it is a soldier most fatigued?
Ans. The 1st of April (after 31 day march)
What is brought to the table cut but never eaten?
Ans. Cards.
Four legs and can't walk, two eyes and can't see. is very like a white horse and can jump as high as Nelsons Pillar
Ans. A dead white horse (Nelsons Pillar cant jump)
What is (difference) the difference between a sailor in prison and a blind man?
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:28
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Ans. One cant go to sea and the other cant see to go.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:28
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What must a soldier do in order to qualify for a funeral (wh) with full military honours?
Ans He must die first.
What is the difference between a tailor and charity?
Ans Charity covers a multitude of sins and a tailor covers a mulitiude of (sim) sinners
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-31 22:26
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What is it that cannot be slow and sure at the same time?
Ans A watch
What is it that has more feet on it in winter than in summer?
Ans A skating pond.
Where was Adam when the light went out?
Ans He was in the dark.
Why is the letter G like the sun?
Ans Because it is in the centre of light.