Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 39121 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2020-07-08 23:21
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who often by his side
Amid the battle's rudest shocks unflinchingly had stood,
And in the cause of motherland poured freely forth their blood.
But through his clansmen to his nod a prompt obedience yield,
No roofless cot attests his wish of adding field to field;
And through in Freedom's sacred cause his sword he promptly drew.
And took a leading place where er green Erin's banner flew -
Through to his suffering country's cause he lent right willing aid.
And often smote to earth her foes beneath hos trenchant blade,
Yet not when fortune on his head her choicest gifts did shower.
Did thirst for gain his heart inflame, or lust of pomp or power;
For knowing well that hoarded wealth no lasting joy imparts,
He only wished to hold a place within the people's hearts,
But darker days for Erin
dawn - red rolls the Shannon's flood,
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2020-07-08 23:15
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Where glides by Leitrim's verdant fields the Shannon's lordly flood,
Upon a gentle sloping lawn McRannal's Castle stood.
And down through countless centuries within its turrets gray.
Did native chieftains exercise an all but regal sway.
And oft within its spacious halls the bard poured forth his lay.
To mail-clad warriors brave and true, and ladies fair and gay,
And told of deeds of valour done on many a battle plain.
Or else of Love's bright conquests sung in softest, sweetest strain.
While from his harp the minstrel grey drew music half divine.
Each sturdy clansman pledged his love in cups of Spanish wine.
And in the midst the chieftain stood and viewed with honest pride.
Those brave and faithful Galloglaghs
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 23:07
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All is well that ends well. Once bitten twice shy. Convince a man against his will, And he's of the same opinion still. The proof of the pudding is the eating of it. The early birds catches the worm. Early to bed, early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. God never shut one door but he opened another. When the cat's away the mice will play. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Its an ill wind that blows nobody good. Birds of a feather flock together. Get the name of an early riser and you can sleep till noon. Its a long road has no turn. Still waters run deep. Give a dog a bad name and hang him, A good beginning is half the battle.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 23:02
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sewed it into this piece of sheep skin. Then they got the upper of the slipper and sewed it on to the piece of paste board and also to a new piece of skin.
They made wyths out of the sheep skin by putting it across on a hoop made from a rod or a buckie bire, and pulling it very stiff and tying it until it would not move. These wyths were very useful in those days for winnowing oats.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 22:55
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Leather Tanning. My father, who is seventy years of age, remembers seeing leather tanning being done at home. The practice is now discontinued. The people used to kill sheep, and skin them. They used to take all the wool off the skin. Then they put alum and lime and rolled it up for a week or ten days. After that it was tacked to the back of a door until it got stiff. Then it was taken off and slippers and wyths were made out of it. Slippers were made from the skin. First they a last made out of wood and on to this they used to tack the sole of sheep skin. Then they got a piece of pasteboard and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 09:59
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There's no use crying over spilt milk. What is done cannot lie undone. That puts the cap on it. (That puts the finishing touches to it) Theres no fool like an old one. That puts the head sheaf on it. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Faint heart never won fair lady. The worse luck now the better again. Never spur a free horse. It's easy to see how the land lies. One wouldn't think that she put a comb to her hair or a sponge to her face since, I saw her last (said about a person who hasn't changed in appearance. I havent seen her for a long time. (I havent seen her for a life time.) When you see shells you can guess eggs. The pot calling the kettle black. Who ever the caps fits let him
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 09:51
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wear it. The tables were turned. Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. Never put new wine into old bottles. Beggars cannot be choosers, Its a bad story that couldn't be worse. It was sour grapes to him. The son is not a "patch on the father" = (The son is not nearly as good as the father). A trouble shared is a trouble halved. Tide and Time wait for no man. That took the wind out of his sails', He's as lay as a pet fox
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2020-07-08 09:47
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Mrs Spollen
She was born and reared in Ballynacargy. Her age is 94 years of age.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 09:45
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that cures erysiplis. I think it is herbs that are used in both of these cases.
My grandfather was able to cure ring-worm, He was a seventh son. He cured hundreds of people some of them very bad cases.
All he had to do was bless himself, and rub his hand on the affected part and blow his breath on it three times. He could only do it on Mondays and Thursdays and the patient had to go to him three times that is on Monday Thursday and Monday again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 09:36
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trouble
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 09:35
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Dr Kennedy lived in the time of the great Fr Matthew who spent a great deal of his time there. Near the Bishop's residence is a rock
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 09:32
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He wouldn't fight his way through a paper bag. It went in one ear and out in the other. Enough is as good as a feast. Half a loaf is better than no bread. Every man to his own taste. Beauty is only skin deep. A little learning is a dangerous thing. Fine feathers make fine birds. He could not hold a match to the other man. He wasn't nearly as good as the other man. It was like a red rag to a bull.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 09:27
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A sunshine shower, never lasts an hour.
Sun before seven, rain before eleven.
If Saturday's moon, comes once in seven years, it comes once too soon.
Sun. When the sun sets red its a sign of rain.
Moon When there is a ring round the moon it is a sign of a storm.
Stars When the stars move in the sky it is a sign of frost.
Clouds When there is goats hair in the sky it is sign of rain.
Rainbow. A rainbow in the sky is the sign of rain.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 09:24
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Dog. When a dog eats grass it is a sign of bad weather.
Cat. When a cat sits with his back to the fire it is the sign of rain.
Horse. If a horse stands with his back to a bush, it is a sign of bad weather.
Water. If the water flows down the waterfall quickly, it is a sign of rain.
Sea. If the sea flows quickly it is a sign of bad weather
Waterfalls If a storm is approaching the noise of the waterfalls may be heard very clearly in the neighbourhood for a few days
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2020-07-08 09:20
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before the storm comes.
Smoke from chimney. If the smoke goes up straight it is a sign of good weather, but if it blows sideways it is a sign of bad weather, especially rainy weather.
Birds Seagulls come inland during bad weather.
Birds coming into the house is a sign of bad weather.
Hens begin to pick their feathers with their beaks in bad weather
Wind from the south east is a sign of approaching storm.
Mist. If there is a mist on Benbow, a mountain in this district, it is a sign of bad weather but if the mist is moving to the north it is a sign of good weather.
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2020-07-08 09:05
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Moon. A new moon on its back denotes bad weather for the remainder of that quarter.
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2020-07-08 09:03
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the South it is a sign of rain and if it blows from the North it is a sign of frost and snow.
Birds:- If the swallow flies high it denotes fair weather but if she flies low it is a sign of bad weather.
Animals:- Cats putting their paws over their ears while washing their faces and cats tearing at wood with their claws are both signs of storm. Dogs eating grass is a sign of a change in the weather.
Sky:- If faraway hills seem to be nearhand it denotes fair weather.
Insects:- If flying ants are on the road it is a sign of rain.
A Sloe year is a woe year but a haw year is a braw year.
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2020-07-08 08:58
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Sun:- If the sun is very red when setting it is a sign of good weather, but if pale and clouded it is a sign of rain. Bright sunshine very early in the morning is an unfavourable sign of the weather. Sunshiny showers denote unsettled weather.
Moon:- If a new moon shows very soon it is a sign of bad weather. If a big ring is seen around the moon at night it means a storm is near at hand but if a small ring is seen it means that a storm will come after some time.
Rainbow:- A rainbow in the evening is a sign of fair weather but a rainbow in the morning signifies bad weather.
Wind:- If the wind blows from
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 08:55
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blindfolds a person who has mumps and leads him to where three waters of different townlands meet and gives him three sups of water out of his hand in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost that person will be cured.
Another cure is to put an asse's bridle on the person who has the mumps and drive them round a pigsty three times.
Whooping-Cough:- If a child who has the whooping cough is put out under an ass foal, that never was rode on, three times in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost he will be cured.
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2020-07-08 08:51
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Warts:- The person who has warts should bleed them, mix the blood with ashes, make a parcel of the same and leave it on the road. Then whoever comes along and lifts the parcel will take the warts.
Burns:- The person who has the burn should lick a lizard (mankeeper) three times in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost and then lick the burn after the same manner.
Ringworm:- If a worm is placed in a child's hand who is the seventh son of the seventh son that child will have the cure of the ringworm.
Mumps:- If a person who has a father and mother of the same names
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2020-07-08 08:46
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aca poll mór uisge ina lár.
Gleann Éamhóinn. Gleann mór atá ioir dhá chnoc.
Páirc bheag. Páirc an bheag iseadh í.
Glenn an Locha. Gleann bheag iseadh í agus dhá loch useadh istigh ann.
Páirc an coille. Páirc bheag agus coill bheag ina lár.
Magh glas. Páirc an bheag isiadh í bíonn sé glas ar feadh na bhliadhna. Páirceanna an deas iad ar fád.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-08 00:11
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Ta go leor bóthar ins an gceantar seo. Ta cuid acu go maith agus cuid acu go dona. Níl cuid acu i bhfad
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2020-07-08 00:10
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Feilméar iseadh m'athair agus tá píosa mór talmhan aige. Tá go leor páirceanna aige. Tá ainm ar gach cheann acu sin. Siad seo na h-ainmneach atá orra.
An Cnochán Árd. Páirc an deas iseadh í. Tá sí an-árd ar fad.
An Lag. Páirc an mhór iseadh í. Bíonn sé go h-an glas ar feadh na bliadhna.
Páirc na leice. Páirc an bheag iseadh an páirc sin agus leac ina lár.
Sean-Pháirc. Páirc mhór iseadh í sin nach raibh curtha le fada.
Páirc Na Geadhbha. Páirc bheag isead í.
Páirc an uisge. Páirc mór isead í.
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2020-07-08 00:02
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Cheathain ag rith, ceathair ag crith.
beirt ag déanam an eolais.
beirt ar an gcochar
Agus Tóbó ar deireach? An bhó
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2020-07-08 00:01
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Táinic dreóilín go doras tighe táilliúra, bhuail sé buille air agus bhain sé clar as.
Agus dubhairt muna ndéanfhaidh tú mo ropar agus velvet mar adbhair beidh mé ag gabhail baille ort go noctfaidh mé do cnámha.
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2020-07-07 23:57
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2020-07-07 23:57
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agus tosuigheadar ag g'cniotál an stoca no go m'bíonn sé criochighthe. Rudaí an - usáideach is eadh na stocaí.
Na daoine a bhíonn go leor caorach acu lomann siad iad agus cuireann siad an méid nach dtheastuigheann uatha féin go drí an monarca olna áit a bhfuil eadaighe olna deanta agus déanann siad stocaí doibh féin leis an cuid eile. Na daoine a bhfuil túir [?] aca déanann siad go leor stocaí agus díolann siad iad ag an marga [?] Uaireanta bíonn an olann suas go dtí sgilling an punt.
Níl mórán túíirne ins an áit seo anois act bhí fadó nua a bhí go leor caorach acu.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 23:51
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bith a bheith istigh nuair a bhíonn an t-im dá d'tógail amach ar fhaitchios go d'tugadh siad an t-im leo. Ta cuid de na daoine ann agus cuireann siad splanc faoí na g'cuinneóig.
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2020-07-07 23:49
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Déantar na stocaí as olann. Sul a cniotáltar na stocaí caithfhidh an olann a sníomh agus snáth a dhéanamh dí. Annsin cniotáltar na stocaí.
Is mar seo a déantar é. Geibhtear ceithre bioráin cniotálta agus cuirtear na lúba isteach ortha
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 23:43
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Warts. Rub a dandelion to them.
Rub a fasting spit to them each morning for nine mornings.
Rub a black snail to them, and then stick the snail on a thorn, and when the snail is withered the warts will be gone.
If a person who has warts comes accidently on a piece of stone or rock in which there is a small hole containing water, and if he rubs the warts with the water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, his warts will be cured.
Mumps. Roast salt, put it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 23:37
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James Mc. Kiernan (now dead) of Lugnaskine Killargue Co. Leitrim used to walk from Killargue Co. Leitrim to Dublin every year to reap the harvest. Hugh Clerkin of Lugnaskien Killargue walked from Killargue to Sligo and back again with a firkin of butter on his back. The distance is about 22 miles. Mrs Dolan (now dead) of Mullaghmore, Killargue Co. Leitrim walked from Killargue to Sligo and home again and from that to Carrick on-Shannon in one day. The distance from Killargue to Carrick-on-Shannon is about 26 miles. James Reilly of Mullaghmore Killargue, Dromaheir Co. Leitrim aged 50 years
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 23:25
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in a stocking, and put the stocking on the neck.
Stye in the eye. Pull nine gooseberry thorns, throw away one of them, and then prick the stye with each of the remaining eight thorns. Then bury the thorns in the ground and when the thorns are rotten, the stye will have gone.
Sore eyes. The juice of a certain flower, which grows on a wall, is good for sore eyes.
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2020-07-07 23:20
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carried a hundred of flour from Terry Keegan's shop, of Killargue, to his own house, in his teeth. The distance is about half a mile. The spectators were Jimmy Keegan of Killargue Dromahair, Co. Leitrim, John Travers of same address and James McMorrow same address. Francis Mc.Ternan of Lonagh Killargue Co. Leitrim walked across the battlement of Leamascally bridge which has a rounded top. The bridge is about 18 yards long. Spectators Hubert O'Hara of Leamascally Killargue Hugh Daly of Mullaghmore Killargue and Patrick Mc. Morrow Mullaghmore Killargue.
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2020-07-07 23:14
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a wild horse. The horse ran away with the stones and his cart hit against another man's cart and turned over. The owner, Pat Kilkenny, was under the load of stones and could not get out from under them. So William George Duncan lifted the cart of stones straight up off him, and there was a ton of stones in the cart.
Mathew Kilkenny of Dark Valley mowed one acre and a half in one day with a scythe.
Another man in Dromconor could lift a red bar out of the fire and hold it in his hands for five minutes
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 23:07
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Strong men. James O'Rourke, of Gortnatresk is a great lifter. He once carried five cwt, on his back, He is now dead.
William George Ducan of Dark Valley lifted and carried in his arms rail way rails weighing six cwt. He carried three cwt under each arm. Allen Stephenson of Glenboy saw him do this.
Jack Forbes of Gubaderra saw him lift a two horse machine in his arms. Eddie McKenney saw him lift a cwt of meal in teeth.
Once he was working at the Direct Labour with his horse and cart. He was along with a nother man who had another cart of stones. The other man's name is Pat Kilkenny and he had
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 23:03
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Headline books and slates were used for writing, and the writing was done by pencil and slate pencil. Very little Irish was spoken, but the Irish that was taught was different from the Irish which is taught now.
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2020-07-07 23:00
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There were two or three schools in my district long ago. Two were on the old road leading through the town land of Gortnacarkougue and Tawnyhoosy.
The other was in the town land of Liscorman.
In two of these schools masters tag taught. One mas was called Gallagher and the other Manson. There was not any school houses, but the children me in an old house which was unoccupied, and in an old byre.
Each child in the school, on his or her turn, had to keep the teacher for a week. Every day the scholars to had to bring the master a penny to pay for his teaching.
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2020-07-07 22:57
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chestnuts in his pocket.
Dandlions were used for warts.
Garlic, was boiled in buttermilk and was drunk as a cure for the cold.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 22:50
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People long ago came to the conclusion that they could make cures out of plants. They boiled stems of flowers and plants and strained off the liquid and used this as a cure.
They made use of a plant called Peppermint, of Watercress, Black currant jam, Chestnuts, Dandilion, Ground Ivy, Moss and Garlic.
From the Watercress they got a cure for bruises. They roasted the watercress, and put it to the sore in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Black currants were used for colds.
Chestnuts. Were used for Rheumatism. The person who had the disease carried the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 22:45
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The most harmful weeds on our farm are the dock weed, bochalaans, nettles, redshanks, chicken weed, lamb's quarter,furabawn, dead nettles, and thistles, groundsel, flaggons and rushes. Water cress is sometimes eaten as food. Rushes, dock weeds, redshanks and flaggons are found on bad land. Other herbs are mouse's ear, dandelions and gosher lane. Furabawn is put on cuts to make them stop bleeding. Nettles and dock weeds are chopped up and mixed with meal and potatoes and given to hens. Scout guns is another harmful weed.
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2020-07-07 22:41
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and bring her to the chappel, and the who wished to marry her would go in frond and would open the gaps. Another old custom the race from the church to the grooms house. Two horses were chosen one belonging to the groom and the other to the bridegroom, and two men would ride these.
Immediately the marriage ceremony was over the race started for the grooms house. The man who rode the winning horse, would get a bottle of whiskey.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 22:29
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second wife to enter in by the same door through which the corpse of the first wife was carried. If there is only one door in the house, the second wife enters by the window
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 22:28
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People mostly get married after or before Lent. Matches are still made. In olden times if a man liked a certain girl and wished to marry her although she was not willing to marry him. He brought two men along with himself, and took her away during the night, and he married her against her will.
Two men (men) would catch her
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2020-07-07 22:26
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bride and groom, who often return home in the middle of the night in order to avoid them. The strawboys dance at the dance held in the groom's house on the night of their return home and they expect drink from the bridegroom. If there is a big number of strawboys, half of them go into the dance first, then these come out, and the other half goes in,
Then they all take off their straw hats and go into the dance again dressed in their ordinary clothes.
If a widower becomes married again it is very unlucky for the
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2020-07-07 22:22
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but not very often.
On the day of the wedding a wedding feast is held, sometimes in an hotel, and sometimes in an hotel. Rice is thrown on the newly married pair as they come out of the Church after the marriage.
On the night of the newly married pairs return to their future home straw-boys visit their house. These wear hats made by themselves of plaited straw, and which cover their heads and their faces. Often they exchange coats or turn their own inside out, so that they will not be known.
As a rule they do not get a good reception from the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 22:18
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In this district marriages usually take place before Lent. May is considered an unlucky month, and marriages performed on certain days of the week are considered lucky or unlucky according to the day on which they took place.
Monday for health
Tuesday " wealth
Wednesday the best day of all.
Thursday for crosses
Friday for Loses
Saturday no luck at all.
Matches are still made in this district and money is usually given as dowry. Sometimes stock is given,
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2020-07-07 13:56
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Toothache. Rub soot to the gum. Tom McGowan of Tullylochan who is the 7th son the the 7th son has the cure of the toothache, strain, ringworm.
Strain: Martin McMorrow of Curreytavey has the cure of the strain.
The Cure of the Rose. Henry Keyes Mullaghmore. John Forbes Gubaderry and Janie Duncan of Corrigeen cor have the cure of the Rose. A weed called Furaban mixed with unsalted butter is rubbed on the afflicted part after the person who has cure has the cure has said some prayer over the mixture.
William Manson of Killargue got this cure last year from the Duncan family. The mixture
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2020-07-07 10:21
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2020-07-07 10:20
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2020-07-07 10:19
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2020-07-07 10:19
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The name of my townland is Gubaderra and it is in the parish of Killargue in the Barnoy of Belhavel. The number of families living in my townland is eight. The number of people is twenty-three. All the houses are thatched. The people do not know Irish but they can tell English stories. The person who tells stories is Bertie Stuart. The houses were more numerous in former times, and a number are in ruins now, people emigrated to America long ago. My townland is not mentioned in any song. The land is hilly and boggy.
There are not any woods rivers or lake in the district. There is one stream. There are not any stories connected with it.
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2020-07-07 10:15
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ruins in the district. A great many people emigrated to England and America in olden times, but during the last seven or eight years nobody has gone.
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2020-07-07 10:10
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Do fuaid mé suas an bothair taining mé anios an bothair agus do tug mé an bothair liom ar mo druim.
Dreamhair
Duibhín ó duibh tar fairrge air ag innseacht sgéalta gan fior gan fír
Litir.
Tá sé com dubh lé dubac ac ní dubac é com bán le bainne ach ní bainni é geimidhe sé ar an bothair cosamhad le chloc marble ach ní marble é.
Breaclach.
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2020-07-07 10:06
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Bhi na bruitíneach orm bhi mé go h-an dona leo.Dó chuaidh mó mathair amac sa ngairdín do tarraing sí cúpla neantóg o'n talamh. Do cuir sí sios san pota iad do cuir sí uisge ortha agus do bruit sí iad. Do tug sé trí cupan de'n t-uisce dom gach maidin agus tratnona dom. Ní raibh sé i bfad go d'timig na bruitíneach uaim.
Tinneas chinn - cupán tae laidir a ól.
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2020-07-07 10:02
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Sé Dia Céadaoin agus Dia Satharn na laeteannta mí rathmar cun posta; Ní raib pósad ar siubal ariam ins na tighthib; Do tug na daoine airgead mar spré. Se an t-am is Fearr le posaidthe na san Earrach
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2020-07-07 10:00
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Bhí an gort mór ar fub na h-Eireann fado. Bí alán daoine ann an uair sin. Ac ní raibh rud ar bith le n-ithe acu ach amháin
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2020-07-07 09:59
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prataí. Ní raibh tae no pluír le fagail acu mar ní raibh aon airgead acú. Bhí go leor fataí acú acht tháinig an dubh agus an meath orta agus do lobhta na go léar. Dó fuair a lán daoine bás leis an ocras an uair sin.
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2020-07-07 09:54
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ar an spéir bíonn cosamlacht stoirme air.
Beireann an gaoth aniar ceathanna móra
Beireann an gaoth anoir aimsir maith go minic.
Beireann an gaoth a dtuaidh aimsir cruaidh agus sneachta.
Beireann an gaoth an dheas báisteach leis
Beireann an bogha lac ceatanna leis
Nuair a bhíonns fáinne ar an nghrean bíonn cuma báistighe air.
Nuair a bhíonn si pliuchta sin cuma báisteach
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2020-07-07 09:47
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Nuair a bhíonn na midtóga agus na seangán ag eiteall thart sin cuma báistige.
Nuair a bhíonn an lon dubh ag cantan sin cuma lá breágh
Nuair a bhíonn an madadh ag ithe féir sin atrú aimsire.
Nuair a bhíonn an spéir ghorm ann sin comhartha maith aimsire.
Nuair a bhíonn na réalta saiththe ins na scamaill sin comhartha báiste.
Tugann an bogha lac comhartha droch aimsire leis
Nuair a bhíonn an deatach ag dul suas go direach sa spéir sin comartha lá suaimneach.
Nuair a bhíonn an
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2020-07-07 09:41
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Nuair a thagann an glasóg go dtí an doras sin comartha sneachta.
Nuair a bhíonn an speir go dubh ceo sin cuma sneachta.
Nuair a bhíonn an druim ag an gcat leis an teine sin cuma báiste.
Nuair a bhíonn sé ag glanadh a éadaim agus a feasóige sin cuma báisteach
Nuair a bhíonn sé ag scrábadh an Furm sin cuma stoirme
Nuair a bhíonn cosamlacht fiadáin ar an
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2020-07-07 09:36
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2020-07-07 09:36
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agus ní bíonn ar na daoine dul o bhfad ifcóir móin. Ta daoine 3 sgoir is deich bliadhna san baile agus tá go léor gaidilge acú.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 09:35
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Cait mé suas í com bán lé sneactha agus do tainig sé aníos lion mar oir buidhe ar leachta.
-Ubh
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2020-07-07 09:33
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An Baile = Gleann Measg
Dó bhí go tighthe ann fado níl ann anois acht 20 tighthe. Tighthe ceann slinne is mó atá san baile. Ta trí sean-tigh ann:- Teach Micéal, teach Peadar an Séan agus Teach Aointe Mac Ing.
Ní cuireann aon cruitneacht ann mar níl an talam go maith igcóir cruitneachta. Acht cuirtear alán fataí is coirce ann. Géarrtar alán portaig ann
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2020-07-07 09:29
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-07 09:29
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treasna ann bhí siad ag inniseacht breaga le fear amain cun amadain a deanam as. An dara lá abí siad ann agus an tratnóna sin ag dul abaile doibh. Do connaic siad sideogh agus solus in aice leis in a suide ar an claidhe agus sin e an fat go bhfuil claidhe breaga air ó shoin.
Léan a Mhaide Mhóir.
Bhí sean-coille an fado & do tuit na crainnte agus tá siad fán talamh go foill.
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2020-07-07 09:24
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acu. Na leo iad go leir an sliche sin a beith acu agus do tosuig
siad ag troidh. Do tug ceann acu an sliche agus do cuir se sios ins an ceis é. Agus sin é an fat go bhfuil ceis sliche ar an ngairdín sin o shoín.
Muing
Mar tá talamh bóg ann
Garrdha na gCoilleán
Mar bhí sé ag muinntear ó Coilléan uair amháin.
Ton a chnuic.
Sin garrdha atá ag bun cnuic.
Cruigín chamas.
Mar tá siad an-cám
Claidhe bréaga.
An cead lá abí siad ag deanamh an claidhe atá dul
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2020-07-07 09:18
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leis
Gairí Dubh
Mar tá talamh dubh ann.
Caítin Mhaitís.
Sin gairdin beag abhí ag Maitís aon uair amáin.
Carraigh na Bána.
Mar tá dath bán air.
Carraigh glas
Mar tá sé i lár píosa talamh glas.
Srután Buidhe:
Mar tá gaineamh buidhe ann.
Srót Brighidhín:
Mar ritheann sé tré talamh
Brighid Nic Coilleain.
Ceis Slíche.
Uair amain do ceannuig na séan-daoine laighe agus sluasad agus bí sliche maith i gceann
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 23:51
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aimsear itheann an madra féir.
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2020-07-06 23:51
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Bár Nideán.
An féar atá ann bíonn sé an bhan san ngeimread.
Gairí Cruigán Mór.
Mar tá cnoc mór inaice
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2020-07-06 23:48
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Nuair a bíonn aimsear fluich ag teacht riteann na caoirig sios as na cnuic isteach inaice na h-aibeannacha agus ins na locra.
Nuair abíonn aimsear maith ag teacht ghanhann siad amach ar bharr na gcnoc.
Nuair a bíonn stoirm ag teacht cruinneann siad le céile in ait foscadh.
Nuair a bíonn aimsear fluich ag teacht gabhair abaile.
Nuair a bíonn stoirm ag theacht gabhann na gabhair amach ar bharr na gcnoc.
Nuair a bhíonn atrú ar an
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 23:47
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Nuair a bíonn aimsear fluich ag teacht t=riteann na caoirig sios as na cnuic isteach inaice na h-aibeannacha agus ins na locra.
Nuair abíonn aimsear maith ag teacht ghanhann siad amach ar bharr na gcnoc.
Nuair a bíonn stoirm ag teacht cruinneann siad le céile in ait foscadh.
Nuair a bíonn aimsear fluich ag teacht gabhair abaile.
Nuair a bíonn stoirm ag theacht gabhann na gabhair amach ar bharr na gcnoc.
Nuair a bhíonn atrú ar an
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2020-07-06 23:43
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An gaoth a ndeas bíonn sé tais.
An ghaoth a dtuaith bíonn sé cruaidh.
An ghaoth a anoir tugann sé baiste is sneachta.
An ghaoth aniar bíonn sé bhóg.
Nuair a bhíonn aimsear tirim ag teacht tosnuigeann an cat ag crónan.
Nuair a bhíonn aimsear fluich ag teacht cuireann an cat a dhruim leis an teine.
Nuair a bhíonn stoirm ag teacht tosuigeann an cat ag scrábadh.
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2020-07-06 23:41
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2020-07-06 23:40
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Garraigh na gabhair.
Garraigh a bhí na gabhair ag fanacht ann uair.
Cluid na hÁ
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2020-07-06 23:40
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an garrdha
Criagán na leochra.
Tá leochra ag fás ann.
Gairrín coill
Mar bhí coill ag fás ann uair amháin.
Gairrín tige
Mar bhí teach an uair
Garrdha coileán
Bhí coileanín ann uair.
Sraith Cluichte
Mar tá clocha ann.
Liuchramhóir
Garrdha a tá luicra ag fás ann
Glais]Garrdha in a mbíonn an féir go h-an glas san Samradh
Garraigh an tornóg.
Garraigh in a bhfuil tornóg no cill.
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2020-07-06 23:34
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teach lán deatach bíonn lá garbh fiadháin ann
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2020-07-06 23:32
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Garrdhac lín
Bhí líon ag fás ann uair.
Carraid a caipín.
Tá caipín ar an gcarraig agus tá an gcarraigh i lár
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2020-07-06 23:29
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san tír seo. Tháinig ann dubhar ar na fataí agus leabar uilig agus fuair na daoine bocht bás leis ann ocras. Ní raibh tada le ithe acu ach min bhuidhe agus ní raibh aon airgead le ceannacht agus fuair siad bás ar na bóthar agus ar na cnuis agus ní raibh siad inon é a tabhairt do na reiligh agus cuireadh iad ins na cnuic ina háit a caileadh iad. Tháinig na saiguidir agus leigeadh na tír orra ní raibh aoinne inann cuid cíos dó rugadh isteach go dtí na gleanna iad agus tá said ann ó shion
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2020-07-06 23:23
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2020-07-06 23:21
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Bhí fear ann fdó agus ghoid sé bó. Tigh na doine a goid se an bhó [?] cun dlige e. An maidean a bhí sé ag dúl go teac na ciádrte [?] déirigh sé roimh Tá breacad na Lach sé ag siubhal ar an mbothar. Níor cuir sé ar
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 23:18
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a cud bhroga acth coinnigh se in a aibh" laimh. Tainigh fear súas leis ar an mbothar a raibh cpall agus cánn aige. Lug se leis san gcarr é agus tosuigeadar ag cainnth. Dinnis se do gur goid se bhó agus go raibh se ag dul go teach an cúairt. Ce bhí leis sa gcárr
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2020-07-06 23:16
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acht ar dlígeadoir. Nuair a glaodhadh suas é dubhairt se ar goid tu an bóg agus dubhairt an fear "ta fhios agat go maith gr goid me an bhó". Dubairt an dlígeadoir lé na daoine eile é do chur amach mar ní ráib aón cíall aige "a radh go raib fios
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 23:13
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míle go fuigcach sé muíc agus teigeadh sé amách ag maraigeacht ar ag marigeact uirtí. Bhí an focal sín ag na daoíne nuair a feiceann siad é ag teáct deireann siadh ta an iamadan ar muear muic arís 14th November, 1938
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2020-07-06 23:10
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Bhí fíar in a comnuide í GCinnuirí nior cait sé stoc na brogha aríam. Ni raib moran caínnte aige. Nuair a bhí sé no seacht bliadhna tainig cor fhocál [?]
Bhí símh mór aige beirt ar toboc agus bhí sím mór aige béit ag macaigact ar muíc. Nuair a d'eirigh sé ar maidán siubhalann sé déic
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2020-07-06 23:02
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If a rainbow appears in the sky it is a sign of showery weather. When the crows are flying low it is a sign of rain. Another sign of rain is when the cat is lying in the ashes or when the fowl are perched on trees. If the sky is covered with black clouds or if the robin is sitting low on a bush it is a sign of rain too. If the smoke is going up straight out of a chimney or when there is a blue blaze in the fire it is a sign of rain. If there is a circular ring around the moon it is a sign of rain, If there is a shower and the hens flock to the shed for shelter it is a sign that there is going to be a wet day. When the horse puts his back to the bushes it is another sign of rain.
Signs of good weather.
If the sky is red when the sun is going down it is the sign good weather.
Signs of Snow Frost and |Storm.
If there is a new moon and the old moon to be seen on its back it is a sign of storm. If the tongs are cold and they beside the fire it is a sign of storm. When the seagulls are flying about for a long time it is a sign that there is a storm on the sea. If the sky is covered with stars at night it is a
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2020-07-06 22:52
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I have four cows at home. There are no pet names on them but we call them the Grey Cow, the Polly Cow
Farm Animals.
In my district the cowhouse is a a large stone building with a corrugated iron roof on it and it is called a byre. Inside the byre there are stakes to which the cows are tied. In front of the stakes there is a manger for the cows' fodder. The cows are tied to the stakes with chains but the chains are not made locally.
The people have no pet names on the cows but they call them the Polly Cow, the Rony Cow, the Heifer, Rahilly Cow, and the Grey Cow.
The Horse
The horse in my district is kept in a house called a stable. The stable is a stone building with a corrugated iron roof on it. Inside the stable there are two stalls and a long manger in which hay is put.
The horse is clipped twice a year and combed once a day. He eats hay and oats.
Calls.
When calling the hens we say "Tucke Tucke" and when hunting them we say "Hi cearc". When calling the geese we say "Bady Bady" and when hunting them we say "Hi leg". When calling the ducks we say "Wheaty
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2020-07-06 22:39
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them in the water people said that you would be cured. If people rubbed a lizard to their tongue it would cure a burn.
The people used have another great cure in olive oil, which they used to rub to a burn. The people that were there long ago there were as good as doctors for giving cures for all deseases
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2020-07-06 22:35
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There were many cures there long ago. For warts you should take half a potato and you should rob it for nine mornings before you would eat the breakfast. After the ninth morning it would be cured.
You should hide the half of the potato in some place where anyone would not get it and if anyone would get it, the warts would not be cured.
There is another cure for them also: if you saw water up on the middle of the stone and to wash
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2020-07-06 22:27
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should not be covered.
It is good luck to see a white horse on the road.
When people are making a churn you should not pass between the churn and the fire as it is said that you could take the butter. If the spancel was stolen on May morning it is said that your milk could be stolen for the year.
If you see a pin on the road and pick it up you would have good luck, but if you leave it there you would have bad luck.
It is bad luck if the mother goes in the funeral of her first child. If a dog bit you the would would not heal until you kill the dog.
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2020-07-06 17:38
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shouild not be covered.
It is good luck to see a white horse on the road.
When people are making a churn you should not pass between the churn and the fire as it is said that you could take the butter. If the spancel was stolen on May morning it is said that your milk could be stolen for the year.
If you see a pin on the road and pick it up you would have good luck, but if you leave it there you would have bad luck.
It is bad luck if the mother goes in the funeral of her first child. If a dog bit you the would would not heal until you kill the dog.
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2020-07-06 17:35
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that she will not marry.
If your knees were itchy it is a sign that you will kneel on strange ground.
If there was a sop stuck in the hen's feather it would be the sign of a funeral.
If a robin comes into the house and goes out unharmed it is the sign of good luck, but if the cat kills it, it is a sign of bad luck. It is lucky to have a black cat in the house.
It is bad luck to start an work on Monday.
It is bad luck to take a cat out of an old house into a new one. It is bad luck to take an old brush into a new house. Water should be left in the house at night but it
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2020-07-06 17:32
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coal of fire she would take the luck for the year.
People do not like to plough out a fort because they say bad luck would follow.
If a straw is seen on the floor or hanging to a hen's tail it is a sign that a visitor will come to the house.
If a spoon fell off the table a letter is expected.
If a knife fork or a tea-cloth fall off the table a visitor is expected. If there is a tea leave on top of the tea a stranger will come. A tea leave on the tea is also a sign of a letter. If two persons spoke of the same thing together they say that they will live for another year. If a cat follows a girl where-ever she goes it is said
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2020-07-06 13:13
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If a person's tooth fell out it would not grow any more until you bless yourself and then throw the tooth behind your back.
If a cock crowed at night it is a sign that some-one will die.
When people were making butter long ago they used the coals of fire to put under the churn.
People do not like to go out of an old home and go into a new one during lent. People do not like to take fire out of the house on May morning. It is not lucky to leave whitethorn or elder inside at night.
If you had teethaches and pull one of the teeth and
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2020-07-06 13:10
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take it to the graveyard the rest would go away.
When a donkey brays there is a tinker dead.
If one dreams of a man on horsback he will hear hasty news.
A sop on a duck's tail is a sign of a funeral.
It is bad luck to burn a pack of playing cards.
When you are going to bed at night you should put the tongs at the side of the fire away from the door.
If a chair fell in your getting up of it you would not grow for twelve months.
If a mont was flying around you would get a letter. It is bad luck to take any thing from a forge.
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2020-07-06 13:06
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It is bad luck to leave the hair on a rack after you.
If you ate an apple for nine morning you would die.
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2020-07-06 13:06
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People do not like to burn alder. If the fire fell it is said that a stranger would come to the house.
People do not like to throw out the feet-water by night lest they should throw it on the good people.
If clothes were drying to the fire you should not pass between them and the fire or if you did you should pass back again.
They say it is bad luck to put a stocking or a boot on the table. What ever door you go into a house they say you should go out the same door. People do not like to build a house on a path or passage. If a foxy woman came in on May morning and took a
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2020-07-06 13:00
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in and out it is said that he is washing the devils short.
It is not right to convey a person across a graveyard at night and return the same way again. If you meet a red-haired woman on the road on a fair morning it is said that you will have bad luck for the day.
If you cross a person you must cross him back again or he will grow no more. When the first daughter is marrying the mother does not go to the church.
When there is any person dead in a house the clock is stopped. People say it is bad luck to strike an animal with a whitethorn or alder sticks
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2020-07-06 12:56
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you.
If there are chairs or stools brought from a neighbour's house the night of a wake, they should be washed before they would be returned.
If a person return to the kitchen after putting out the light it is bad luck. If a person is first to the well on May morning and dirty the well in the others he would take the luck from them for the year. When a mower was leaving the field he should sharpen his scythe so that the good people could mow.
When ever you see a white horse it is a sign of bad luck. If you kill a pig or hens on a Monday it is bad luck.
If a person moves the crane
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2020-07-06 12:53
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It is said that if you heart the cuckoo in your right ear it is good luck, and if you hear the cuckoo in your left ear it is a sign of bad luck.
If you see two hens fighting it is said that there are strangers coming to the house.
A whistling woman a crowing hen are the two worst things in a house. It is said that if your right hand was itchy you would get a shake-hands. It is said that if the left side of your nose was itchy there would be would be someone talking bad about you, and if the right side was itchy it is said that there would be someone talking good about
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2020-07-06 12:49
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Teahan taught at a school near the Church before this school was built.
He was a cripled old man and used to ride a donkey to school every morning and tie him at the door and ride him home.
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2020-07-06 12:46
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to live at Rathanane and he had a school there for a while. Big sods of turf they used for desks and seats. He used to teach in Jermiah Learys field.
After that he went to Tullorum and used to come to Laca to teach in an outhouse belonging to Tim Sullivan. It was at Tullorum he died. He was married and had children. One of them was a Cardinal in Rome and there was another one of them a Friar. There is no one of his descendants around here now. A penny a week he used to get from his scholars. A man named Jerimiah Daly taught at Tirnaboll also.
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2020-07-06 12:39
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There was another hedge school at Coolick. The man who taught there was a cripple and he used to come to school on a donkey's back. His descendants are around here yet. There was another hedge school at Re-na-lougha. The man who was teaching there was called Florry the master. He held a school in an out house belonging to Micael Lyne. He was married and had one son. His grand-daughter is living at Coolgarrive and her name is Mrs O'Connor.
There was another master also who was called Peter the Master. He was a Gleann-a-capaill and then he went
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2020-07-06 12:36
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Irish they would be punished.
Books were very scarce that time and they had only one book between them and they had to read a line each.
They used to learn reading writing and arithmetic. There were about twenty or thirty scholars going there. They had to pay a penny a week.
There was another master after him who was called Florry the master and a woman came after him but she was only there for a while. John O'Connor was a poor man who had learning. It was twopenny book they used there.
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2020-07-06 12:33
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There was a hedge school at Gleann-a capaill.
The name of the amster who was teaching there was John O'Connor.
They started school at ten o'clock in the morning and they ended up at four o'clock in the evening.
He had a night school too and used to trach from six until ten. He was brought out of the work-house. He was never teaching anywhere before. There is no one of his descendants living around here now. He used to stay at Donughues of Gleann-a-capaill.
They had no Irish at that time and if any one spoke
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 12:29
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It is an unlucky thing to be pulling in and out the crane.
If a person opened an umbrella inside in a house it is bad luck. If you spill salt it is a sign that you will have a fight with somebody. If a cat jumps into the bed when a person is ill it is said that he will get all right.
If you take a brush into a house at night it is counted bad luck.
If you find a horse shoe on the road it is good luck but if you leave it on the road it is bad luck.
If you send a woman with an account of a match it is bad luck.
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2020-07-06 12:26
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If a person meets one magpie on the road it is said that he has bad luck.
Two is a sign of good luck, three for a wedding four for a wake, five for silver, six for gold and seven for a story that was never told.
If you broke a looking glass it is counted bad luck. It is bad luck to have a weapon on your shoulder inside in a house.
If there are sparks rising from the fire it is said that there is money coming to the house. If you see a spider creeping on your clothes it is said that you will get something new.
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2020-07-06 09:41
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from a shilling to five shillings
The animals are marked sometimes with mud and some people mark them with crayons or clip some of the hair off the animal.
When a man sells the animal he has at the fair he leaves the halter with the animal to the buyer. When a person has all his cattle bought he drives them up to the station and put them into the waggon. He pays on the street some time after and he keeps two shillings luck out or every animal.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 09:39
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The local fairs are not held in this country.
In Killarney the fair is held in the "Fair Hill". This place is reserved for the fairs and markets. In some towns the fair is held in the streets.
There is about a month between the fairs in Killarney.
There are four horse fairs kept there. The people have to pay tolls on the animals they carry to the fair.
When people are making a bargain the buyer spits on his palm and the other man shows his agreement by hitting his hand. When an animal is sold some of the money is given to the buyer. This is a luck penny and it is usually
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 09:35
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It is during shrove most of the people get married in this locality. It starts on the sixth of January and ends up on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
If a boy or girl wants to get married first the boy sends an account to the girl that he is going to marry.
It is a man that is sent with an account of the match for it is counted bad look to send a woman.
If both parties agree they appoint a day to go to Killarney
When they meet in Killarney that day they go into a public-house and they talks matter over. They also settle the number of cattle, and horses that are to go with the farm.
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2020-07-06 09:30
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it of hay and hair. She lays four or five chocolate-coloured eggs.
Swallow = She builds her nest in the rafters of a hay-shed, and she builds it of hay and feathers and she plasters it with mud on the outside. She lays four bright blue eggs.
Sparrow = She builds her nest in the eave of a house and she builds it of hay and feathers. She lays about five white eggs.
Boys are told if they rob birds' nests they will get sores in their hands.
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2020-07-06 09:24
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whitethorn bush or in a palm tree. She builds it of hay and moss and she lines it with mud. She lays four bright blue eggs with brown spots.
Blackbird = Builds nest in a whitethorn bush and she builds it of hay, moss pieces of sticks and mud. She lays four greenish-blue eggs, with brown spots.
Wren = She builds her nest in a furze bush, or in ivy, or in an old thatched house and she builds it of moss and lines it with feathers. She lays from eight to fifteen small white eggs.
Magpie = She builds her nest on the top of a tall tree and she builds it of hay and sticks. She lays from five to seven greenish eggs and she sits on them for nearly four weeks.
Lark = She builds her nest in the ground in a tuft of rushes and she builds
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2020-07-06 09:18
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Warts-:
1. Place a piece of bacon under a manure heap and leave it there for nine days but tell nobody about it and after the nine days it is supposed that the warts will be gone.
2. It is also said that if a person got the scum off the top of potatoes when boiling and to make the sign of the cross with it on each of his warts that after a little time they would go away.
Toothache-:
1. It is said that if the person who has the toothache get a frog and put it into his mouth and crack it three times then the toothache would go.
Swollen Glands-:
1. if a person boils camomile flowers
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2020-07-06 09:05
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and then rub the liquid to the swollen part it is supposed that the swelling would go.
Whooping Cough-:
1. It is supposed that if a person give milk to a ferret to drink and then give his leavings to drink to the person who has the whooping cough it would cure him.
2. It is also supposed that if a person go to a cross-road and remain there until he met a man with a white horse and ask him for a cure for the whooping cough and no matter what the man with the white horse would say the person should be careful to do so because nothing but what he would say would cure the person.
Yellow Jaundice-:
1. A cure for this disease is to boil wood-lice in new milk and when
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2020-07-06 08:56
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boiled to strain it and give the liquid to the person who has the disease.
Sty-:
1. It is said that if a person rub a marriage ring to the sty it would go away.
Warts-:
3. Another cure for warts is to rub water found in a hollow stone to them and rub it twice every day.
4. It is also supposed that if a person leave a black snail creep over his warts it would cure them.
Burn-:
1. It is said that if a person apply soda to the burn immediately it would keep it from blistering
2. Another cure is to rub lime-water to
the burn.
Boil-:
1. To keep lard up to the boil would cure it.
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2020-07-06 08:53
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2. It is also supposed that if a person get sugar and break it as fine as snuff and then mix it with soap and put the mixture on a cloth and put it up to the boil it would cure it.
3. Another cure is to keep baker's bread softened in boiled milk up to the boil.
Sore Leg-:
1. Leave a dog lick it.
Sore Throat-:
1. A cure for this is to gargle the throat as often as possible with salt and water, and the water should be as hot as the person could bear.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 08:49
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Birds common in this district are, the robin, thrush, blackbird, wren, magpie, lark, swallow, and sparrow.
The birds that migrate are, the cuckoo, corncrake, and the swallow. These migrate at the coming of Winter and the plover and the starling come in their stead.
The swallows migrate in numbers and each one of them take a piece of stick in his on which to rest when crossing the sea.
Robin = It builds its nest in the side of a fence and she builds it of moss and hair and a few small feathers. She lays from four to six white eggs with brown spots. She sits on the eggs for two weeks.
Thrush = It builds its nest in a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 00:24
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If the fortune is fixed they appoint a day to go seeing the land. Then if the land is worth the money the match is settled.
Then they appoint a night to eat the gander at the girl's house. The boy invites all his friends to the house and the girl does the same.
This is a night of dancing and singing, eating and drinking and of great enjoyment.
When this is over they arrange a day for the marriage.
On the morning of the wedding the boy takes a motor car to the girl's house for her. The boy does not go to the chapel in this car, but he goes in another motor car.
Then when they are
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2020-07-06 00:21
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married they return together in one car.
Sometimes they go away to Cork or Dublin for a fortnight in their honeymoon.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 00:20
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There are stakes along the walls of the cowhouse. These stakes are driven into the ground at one end and are nailed to the rafters at the other end. There are pieces of chains attached to these stakes and a piece of rope is tied to this chain. The cow is tied around the neck or horns with this rope. While the calf is very young he is tied around the leg. When a cow calves a wax candle is lit and is placed near her udder so that some of the hair is singed. Then the candle is quenched by making a cross on her back. The first milk a cow gives after calving is always
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2020-07-06 00:16
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given to the calf. We do not put in all the heifers in the winter. We put in the incalf heifers and feed the rest outside. We have two sows and twenty three bonhams. We call the sows by saying "hurrish, hurrish". We call the cows by saying sup, sup, sup. We call the hens by saying tuck, tuck, tuck. We call the turkeys by saying bee, bee, bee. We call the ducks by saying "feen, feen, feen. We whistle for the dogs. When we call the geese we say "Baddy, Baddy, Baddy". When we are calling the chickens we say "chick, chick, chick." When we are calling the cat we say "Puss, Puss, Piss".
We tie the cows with bails. First of all there is a long stick got and it is put along the
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2020-07-06 00:12
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ground about two feet out from the wall. Then there is another long stick got and it is put about five feet over the other one. Then there is a hole made in the upper and lower stick and then there is another hole made in the lower stick about eight inches away from the other one. The same thing is done on the upper stick but the hole is made longer. Then there are two sticks got, one of them five and other one about five feet and a quarter. Then one of the sticks is got and it is fitted into the hole in the lower one and the same thing is done on the upper stick. then the other stick is got
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 00:07
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and the same thing is done to it but it is fitted in, in such a way that it will open and out.
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2020-07-06 00:06
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The animals we have at home are cows, horses, pigs, dogs, cats, hens, ducks and turkeys. We keep the horses inside at night during the winter and spring. We feed them with oats, turnips, mangels, potatoes and hay. We tie the horses with halters. The place where the horse's food is put is called a manger. We leave the horses out at night in the Summer. We whistle for the horses when we want to bring them. We put in the cows in November and we give them hay, and straw, mangels, turnips and potatoes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-06 00:03
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8. There was an old man who lived in a town
Grey-gizzard was his name
His bridle and saddle were mounted with
[?]
Three times I have told you his name.
Was.
9. My father sent me down to your father for the loan of a gun
To shoot the hairy mongo sitting in his congo eating white snow-balls.
A goat eating white cabbage
10. When was beef the highest.
When the cow jumped over the moon.
11. As round as a marble as deep as a cup
And all the king's men could not pick it up
A Well.
12. I had a little sister they caleld her peep. peep.
She waded in the water so deep deep, deep.
She climbed up the hill so high, high, high.
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2020-07-05 23:58
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And my dear little sister had only one bright eye.
A Star.
13. What is it that no man wishes to have
Or no man wishes to lose.
A bald head.
14. As white as milk as black as ink
And it hops on the road like hailstones
A Magpie
15. Long legs, crooked thighs, small head and no eyes.
A tongs.
16. It is red and its yellow and it's parable green
The king could not get at it nor neither the queen.
A rainbow.
17. Twenty sick sheep went out a gap
One died. How many came back
Nineteen
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2020-07-05 23:54
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18. Cut a bit off and you will make it big
Put a bit (of) on and you will make it short
A grave
19. What walks with its head downwards
A nail on a boot.
20. What goes up when the rain comes down
An umbrella
21, What must you subtract from six to leave nine
The letter "s"
22. How many donkey's tails would reach the sky.
One if it was long enough.
23. What is it that one head one foot and four legs
A bed.
24. What goes from Limerick to Cork without moving.
The railway line.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 23:51
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25. Long legged father hollow-hearted mother
Three little children and they all the one colour
A pot and three hooks.
26. What tables do we eat
Vegetables
27. What is it that was tomorrow and will be yesterday.
Today.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 23:48
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There was a terrible thunder storm in this parish in the year nineteen hundred and ten.
In this year a rick of hay owned by Mr Thomas Moran of Upper Athea was burned to the ground by lightning and in the same year a tree in a wood in Upper Athea was split by lightning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 23:46
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Scour-:
1. Bottle the beast with black tea.
2. Boil new milk and give it to the beast every day until it get better.
A Blast-:
1. Rub lard to the beast's udder as often as possible every day until the swelling has disappeared.
Red Murrain-:
1. Bottle the animal with salt and skimmed milk.
Ruadh Péiste:-
1. Make three certain knots over the animal with (the) a lace and then strike the animal three times with the lace and after a while it is supposed that the animal would be better.
Ring-Worm-:
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2020-07-05 23:42
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1. Place a coat of car-grease on the sore part.
Blast-:
2. Rub sour milk to the udder every day until the udder is its natural size again.
Ruadh Péisce-:
2. This is said when a calf has a "griping" and another cure for it is to have a woman strike the animal across the loins nine times with her apron.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 23:40
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Trenching.
The trenching takes place when the little stalks appear on the ridges. Fresh earth is dug out of the furrows and thrown up on the ridges. This is done to prevent the frost from affecting the potatoes.
Spraying.
When the stalks are large they are sprayed with blue stone and washing soda and water to prevent blight.
Digging the potatoes.
In October our potatoes are dug. We dig them with spades and pick them according as they are dug. Then they are stored in clay pits. They should be turned now & then to keep them from decaying.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 23:36
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Time of Year
In Spring the potatoes are set. In our farm at home we turn an acre of bawn yearly. Then farmyard manure is taken to the field and a layer of it is put on the ridges.
"Cutting Seed".
The large potatoes are cut into two or perhaps three but each one must have an eye. The small potatoes are put down whole.
Setting the Potatoes.
The seed is put on the layer of manure and the side scraws are turned over. Then the clay is thrown up on the ridges and levelled out.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 23:32
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Travelling people call to our house, and have been doing so for years. Their names are, O'Briens, McCarthys and Falkners. They sell small articles, and they accept alms. They travel on foot and in little waggons. They sleep in the waggons or on the side of the road in a camp. They generally travel in families. There is no special time they visit the district.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 23:29
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House owned by Mr Daniel O'Connell was burned to the ground in the village of Athea in the year nineteen thirteen.
Fire was originated by Christmas candles being left lighted. Fire broke out at break of day. No lives lost. No Fire Brigade here. The people of the house were alarmed and escaped uninjured.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 23:24
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It was (the) there the musician was welcomed.
His corner the best to be found.
The house thronged around with the dance.
And the rafters re echoed the cheers.
How charming and gay were the maidens
How bright and bewitching their smiles
While love laden glances in plenty.
Were exchanged in the usual styles.
V
There are many across the broad ocean.
Those bright merry scenes may recall.
And many in the land of their exile.
Will hear of regret of its fall.
The valley looks as charming as ever.
The hills keep their watch with a frown.
The river rushes on to the Inny.
And the house at the corner is down.
Remarks:-
The above was secured by Patrick Keena of Mullaghcloe, a pupil of this school. The poem was given to him by a member of the Rourke family who live in the same district. The poet's name was Patrick Rourke. He died at an early age.
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2020-07-05 14:20
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The poem 'The Praise of Ballymore" was given to me by John Kearney Mullaghmeehan. Ballymore, a little boy of eleven years who is a pupil of this school. His people are farmers and the poem was written by a man named Carroll in honour of John's Grand Aunt, who married Mr Lestrange of Dysart. The poet Carroll was a native of Dysart and was a neighbour of the Lestrange family. He was a small farmer. The poet and Mrs Lestrange who was a native of Killenboy Ballymore are long since dead but Mr Lestrange and his son are still alive and are living in Dysart. The cattle dealer mentioned in the poem was a Mr Rooney of Killenboy and a great grandfather of John whom I mentioned above.
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2020-07-05 14:15
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IV
The view from Temple Patrick
Is a glorious sight to see.
Each missal thrush and blackbird
Are singing on each tree
The little town of Moyvore.
Their music it would fill
The echo of those charming notes
You can hear at Wyse's mill.
V
And not forgetting Killenboy
It's a pity that I should
A lovely girl came from that spot.
She's now in Dysart wood
Her father being a wealthy man.
Of him I say no more.
He's the biggest cattle dealer
That lives in Ballymore.
VI
Now Ballymacallen next in verse
And poor old Putchaken.
Its many a time I passed that way
All at an early dawn
And after leaving Shinglass
My legs were stiff and sore,
After dancing all the pretty girls
Round charming Ballymore.
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2020-07-05 14:10
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To sing the praise of Ballymore
I'll try for you this night
I pray you pay attention
To the few lines that I'll write
The boys and girls are cheerful.
And its them I do adore
The grandest place in all Westmeath
Is charming Ballymore.
II
To first begin at Clooneen
Where Tommy Timbs does dwell.
And Mullaghcloe, and sweet Doniel
Are places I like well.
Its from the hill of Rathskeagh.
You would see the World o'er.
I would live upon a meal a day
Round charming Ballymore
III
It's from the Rock of sweet Doniel
You could see that splendid lake.
If I was but a Photographer.
It's pictures I would take.
I would present it to Mrs Brown
And I could do no more
Gold letters I would print on it.
The Lake of Ballymore.
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2020-07-05 14:05
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The Glen is forsaken and lonely
Not one at the cross roads is seen.
No sound but the murmuring river
Where music and laughter had been.
The haunt of the boys and the girls
The place held so long in renown.
The scene of so much merry making.
The house at the corner is down.
II
How snugly it stood in the valley.
The cosiest cot in the land,
Encircled by hills and plantations,
Midst a landscape exceedingly grand,
Where the hawthorn blossomed so early.
And sign of Spring could be seen.
No spot in old Erin so lovely.
Than where the old cottage had been.
III
To think of the times that are vanished
When youths were happy and bright.
Assembled beneath its old roof tree
On many a long Winter's night.
It was the song and the story.
And light hearted banter went round.
Alas for the house at the corner
Its equal will never be found
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 13:47
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1. What is the lightest penny worth made
A stamp
2. What kind of eers does an engine have.
Engineers
3. What is the best way to make a coat last.
By making coat and vest first.
4. What lions would you get in your garden
Dandelions
5. As round a marble as flat as a pan
Half a woman and the whole of a man
A penny.
6. How many feet has forty sheep
A shepherd and his dog.
Two
7. I set my little tree in the morning
Its up to the sky in the evening
Smoke.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 13:42
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If thunder is about to come the goat gets very frightened and seeks shelter.
The cat lies down beside the fire with her back to it when we are going to have rain.
The dogs begin to growl go in hiding when thunder it about to come.
If red patches are seen in the south sky it is the sign of a storm
If the flags of a kitchen floor get damp it is the sign of rain.
If the smoke descends a chimney instead of ascending it is a sure sign of rain
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 13:39
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The people of Athea have many beliefs about the weather such as.
1. If the sun goes down very red on a Summer evening it is a sign of very warm weather.
If a dark ring encircles the moon it is a sign of rain.
If the stars seem very bright and seem glittering it is a sign of frosty weather.
If the clouds appear very low it is a sign of very heavy rain.
2. The eastern wind foretells unhealthy weather
The western wind foretells rainy weather
The northern wind foretells cold weather
The southern wind foretells hot weather
3. If seagulls are seen inland it is a sign of bad weather at sea.
4. If curlews are heard screaming very loudly rain is expected.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 13:35
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Continue on like that until a number of ridges are done then the middle seed is put down and the whole ridge is then covered with earth.
Sometimes bawn is turned in the month of February and when the times comes for setting the potatoes the side sods are turned out and the manure is spread on the ridge. The seeds are put down them and the "taobhud" is turned up on the seeds again and the ridge is covered over with earth.
When stalks appear in the ridges they are trenched which means that very fine earth is heaped on the ridges to cover the stalks so that frost would not effect them, and it also strengthens them.
When the stalks are fairly large they are sprayed which means that a liquid is sprinkled over them to keep away the blight which is an
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2020-07-05 13:24
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infectious disease.
When the crop has fully grown the potatoes are rooted out with a spade and are picked up according as they are dug.
During the Winter they are stored in pits made of earth but they should be turned to break away the shoots of the potatoes and throw out any potatoes if they are decaying.
Spades are bought in the shop I never saw a home made spade.
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2020-07-05 13:18
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a cloth and squeeze it until all the liquid is drawn out of it. Throw the dry stuff into the bread pan and mix a little pinch of salt and soda and flour with it. Bake in a griddle and spread out until very thin.
The liquid could also be used by mixing flour and salt and soda with it but there should only be a little pinch of each mixed with with it, and a little bit of butter. Cook like pancakes.
Meal Bread is made of half a quantity of flour and half a quantity of (flour) meal mixed together, with a pinch of salt & soda. Make like ordinary bread. Cook in a griddle and cut into four quarters and if liked cut each quarter into two again. Called "pack".
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2020-07-05 13:08
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would be.
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2020-07-05 13:07
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Then take the exile's last farewell
Where my parent's bones do rest
In the holy ground and sacred ground
Convenient to Coole West.
III
I hear the angel's silvery voice
While whistle in the gale
And soon I place myself abroad
Near the train at Abbeyfeale
I take a look at all my friends
And the one that I loved best
For perhaps I feast my eyes no more
On my lovely Sweet Coole West
IV
Now as there is but one thing for me to do
To cross the ocean foam
To that distant land across the sea
Where the Irish find a home and do not roam
While life flows in your breast
For you have friends to welcome you
At home in Sweet Coole West
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 13:01
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She bring admired by rich and poor
Though humble was her cot
Her name I won't tell but where she dwelt
Was always called the Lot.
II
From Knock Athea they come each day
This fair one for to see
The proud lands on Killbaha
She was loved by two or three
Direen & Knocknagorna she had them at her call
For 'twas their delight both day & night
To be covered with her shawl
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 12:59
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eggs with brown spots. Spends three weeks hatching.
Mag-pie. Builds nest on top of high trees, lays six or seven green eggs with dark brown spots. Spends four weeks hatching.
Wren. Builds her nest with moss and feathers. Spends four weeks hatching.
Lark. Builds her nest in the ground, lays from three to four black eggs. Spends two weeks hatching.
Jack-daw. Builds her nest on high trees and in chimneys lays five light green eggs. Spends four weeks hatching
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 08:58
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A lazy old mother a hard working father twelve little children all the same colour.?
The face of a clock.
Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat you could be guessing for ever but you could not guess that?
A pipe.
A riddle a riddle a farmers fiddle alive at each end and dead in the middle?
A plough.
What is it that never was or never will be?
Your small finger to be as long as the big one.
Long legs, crooked thigs, short head and no eyes?
A tongs
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 08:53
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They were going into their dinner, when about fifty yards from where they left the spade they noticed they were gone. They looked everywhere but could not see anyone. At this time they did not know who stole them nor did anyone know who stole the many things that were missing.
When he died his will was read and then, and then only did they know who the thief was. The plough was willed to the man in Ballindine the spades to my father and everything else to its rightful owner.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 08:50
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About ten years ago there lived in Cortoon a famous man named Johnny Gunthorne. He never possessed anything which he really owned for everything he had was what he stole. One day he was coming from a Claremorris fair and coming near Ballindine he saw two men who were ploughing in a field going home for their dinner. He went into the field and raising the plough to his shoulders, was in Cortoon before the men came out from their dinner. He had also a cwt bag of cement which in addition to the plough, he carried with ease running all the way.
One day my father and another man were digging potatoes
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 08:39
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(1) \infant Jesus meek and milk look on me thy little child.
Pity mine and pity me suffer me to come to Thee.
(2) Heart of Mary I adore thee,
Heart of Jesus I implore thee,
Heart of Joseph pure and just,
In those three hearts I put my trust,
O' merciful Jesus have pity on me,
My soul my body resigned to thee,
Five bleeding wounds nailed to a tree.
O' merciful Jesus have pity on me
O' body of Christ be my salvation
O body of Christ be my sanctification
Blood of Christ fill my veins
Water of Christ wash out my stains
Passion of Christ may comfort me
O Good Jesus listen to me
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-05 08:35
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(1) Long ago it was the custom on Novembers night to leave three saucers on the table. One was filled with clean water another with dirty water and the last one with clay. A game of cards was then played and the winner was to put his hand into one of the saucers. Before doing this he was blindfolded. If he put his hand into the saucer of clay he would die soon. If he put his hand into the saucer of clean water he would be the first to get married. If he put his hand into the dirty water he would never get married.
(2) When (he) an unmarried man would come home at night he brought a head of cabbage with him and hung it inside the door. He would get married to the first girl who came in the next morning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:52
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About a hundred years ago houses were built in the same manner as they are now built. They were built two ways by sods and by stones.
(1) When a house was being built by sods there was a foundation of about one foot deep cut out. It was then filled up with stones. When this was done a ditch of sods was built and there was a hole left for a window. When the walls were completed the rafters were put up and they were covered over with sods. The thatch was put on the sods. A hole was left in the roof for the chimney.
(2) All those who could afford it built their houses of stone. The stones were fastened together by mortar made from lime. A small window was put in each room. When the side wall
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:26
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was almost completed the rafters were put up. The walls were built about another foot higher. Sticks were put across the rafters and they were fastened to them by wooden pegs. Sods were put outside the rafters and the thatch was put ion the scraws.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:24
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About five years ago, William Hession was down visitings at Jack Mac Hugh's house, which is now deserted. They were talking about ghosts, so William became afraid, and he did not want to go home. It was getting late and the fater was uneasy when he was not coming home. He told Martin to go and meet him. When Martin was coming down an near Hett's house, he saw a little man dressed in red clothes. "Stee" said the little man, "Stee" you said Martin. It was a that he saw
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:21
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O most sweet Jesus I commend to thy divine Heart all that I have done in the hour that is gone to be cleansed and purified and offered to God the father for the eternal praise and what so - ever I shall do in the hour that is beginning I resolve for the glory of God and the salvation of a mankind in union with thy passion Amen.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:19
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it is said that place on the spot where it fell never went dry.
The track of the Alter is their yet and the track of the priests two knees are on the stone.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:17
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In the olden times there was a price of £5 paid to anyone who would bring in the head of a priest.
There is a place up in Aill called Cloch an Aifrinn when a priest used to say Mass every Sunday. A large crowd came every Sunday to hear Mass. While it was going on someone would be out watching.
This place is beside a sandpit and one day while the priest was saying Mass he was attacked by a crowd of English soldiers and was killed on the spot. The Chalic was thrown into the flood up in Gallagh and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:12
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and what the old people called washing a blanket was ag baint úradh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:11
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into sheets.
People also long ago made their living out of selling loaves. There was a woman in the village of Graigueachullaire who went around the villages selling loaves. Her name was Kitty Murphy. After that the people named her Caitín Ná mBhulín.
Many years ago the old people made their blankets from weaving. First of all they washed the sheep and sheared them. Then they carded the wool and spun it on a spinning wheel. When the wool was ready they brought it to a weaver in the village of Rusheltown named Paddy Mullaney. He then made the thread into blankets. When the blankets were ready the people brought them home and washed them in a tub. When the blankets were in the tub they danced on them
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 23:02
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Bonfire Night or St John's night is a great night. It falls on the 23rd of June. On that night a bonfire is lit in honour of St John.
Garland Sunday is the last Sunday in July. Long ago dances concerts, plays etc, were held on that night.
Hallow Eve night falls on the 1st of November. Children play games on that night such as ducking for apples and throwing cabbage. The fairies are supposed to go from to fort on that night.
St Brigid's day falls on the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 22:59
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Reilly's field, and it is still to be seen.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:57
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The old people tie a red string onto the cows tail after calfing because they say if you don't do this the fairies will bring the cow.
Another thing the old people do when they are churning they put a coal under the churn to burn the fairies if they come.
If you give out milk on May day the fairies will bring the cow or if yo throw out ashes the house will be burnt in the morning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:53
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gálár gó dtí an cheanntár séó, agus fuair gach duine á bhí 'san táobh séo dé Eirínn é. Fúair an cúidh is mó dé ná daoine nás, acht mháir cúidh daobhta léis an sgéal sín a innisínth. Gach dúine dó bhí an galár seó aca, bhí a théangaí agís á phuiseannaí úiligh dubh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:52
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In mo cheanntar feín tá moran ainmide alta ann. Tá an bhroc, an giarrfiadh an cóinin, an madadh ruadh, an granneog fheir, an lucog agus sa luicogaibh mora agus an madra uisge. Comhnuidheann an bhroc ins na portaig triomuighthe agus ins na claoidhe criomuighte fosta.
An giarrfiadh, chomhuidheann séad ins na gcnoch agus meadh na sleobhte. Ceidheann siad anuas corr uair agus itheann siad na glasair. Comhuidheann an cóinin ins na paorceannai agus iteaa sé an glasaire fosta. Gnidheann sé dochor mór do na tuirnipi. Comhnuidheann an madhah ruadh mweasg na gcnoc. Gnidheann sé dechar mór do na feirmoiri no iteann sé na cearca agus na geacha. Cá sé go h-iongantach glic fosta. Da
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:38
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If red patches are seen in the sky, near the sun it is believed to be the sign of a storm. When clouds, the colour of copper are seen in the sky it is the sign of a thunder storm. A rainbow in the sky is the sign of rain. When the sky is red in the west it is the sign of fine weather. When the stars are twinkling or cross the sky it is a sign of frost. Dark, heavy, blue clouds are a sign of snow. When streaks are across the sky from the sun it is a sign of rain.
When the wind blows from the South it is a sign of rain. The North is a sign of cold, snowy weather and the East wind is a sign of cold, hard weather. The South West wind brings most rain to this district. When the Swallows are seen flying near the ground it is a sign of rain. When the crows are pitched numerously on the ground or the curlews are calling it is a sign of rain. If the crows or Sea-gulls are flying high in the sky and calling mournfully it is a sign of an approaching storm.
When the goats are high up on the mountains it is a sign of fine weather. If the cat lies down beside the fire and the dog lies in a quite corner it is a sign of a thunder storm. When insects are seen flying about in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:32
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the air or creeping on the road it is a sign of rain. When a draught comes it smokes the fire about the house and when the blaze blasts out from the fire it is a sign of bad weather. If the wind blows from the West cold rain is expected and if the East wind blows snow is expected.
When the clouds are moving quickly against the wind it is a sign of stormy and rainy weather. When red patches are seen near the sun it is a sign of a coming storm. If the moon looks pale and dim we expect rain and if there is haziness in the air and if it shades the sun's light it is also a sign of rain. When rain is coming the Mires and the Midgets go on the wing. It is a sign of bad weather to see a rainbow in the sky in the morning. When a storm is approaching the sky is heavy and the clouds travel across the sky very quickly and also you would find a bitter breeze. If the sun appears gloomy or dark it foreshows that rain will follow, but if it is bright and dazzling it is a sign of fine weather. When the smoke from a chimney goes straight into the sky it is a sign of fine weather.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:23
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If a woman whose children had the whooping cough stopped a man with a grey horse on the road and asked for a cure, it was believed that whatever recommendation he would give, would cure the children. If a person who had a sprained knee held the limb under a pump and poured cold water down on it, it is said it would cure it. A local bone setter was called in always to set any limb that got broken. The Juice of Dandelion and nettles was given for internal sickness. Bad bruises were cured by placing leeches on the bruised places, and allowing them to suck the bad blood. People who had warts, generally cured them by rubbing water that remained in the hollows of a stone to them. Cuts and wounds were healed, by applying a plaster made of soap and sugar and other substances.
They were also cured by allowing a dog to lick the wounds. A cure for chilblains is to rub a raw onion dipped in salt to the chilblain, another cure is to roast a turnip, and to lay it on to the chilblain as hot as the person could bear it. When people fingers were bleeding they rubbed a ob-web to the blood, and it would stop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:08
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bleeding. Another cure for bleeding on a sore is to rub a rib - wort to the sore, and it would cure it. When people got a burn they rubbed soda, or a dock leaf to the burn and it would get cured.Long ago the people used put a frog into their mouth and they siad it would cure a tootache.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:06
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There is an herb growing called Marsh Mallow and it is said to have been a cure for bone disease. There is a herb growing called "Yarra" and it would cure Rehumatism. It should be boiled in milk for an hour an then the person who had the disease should drink the milk of it. If Ivy leaves were boiled in bog water and some sugar mixed with it afterwards, the mixture is a cure for sore eyes.
There is a white skin growing inside the root of a dock leaf and if you put it on a persons lip which would be sore it would cure it in a day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 18:02
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Eanair 1935.
Ainm .............Gruaig............Súil
Ní Gearailt 6 ..Fionn..........gorm
Ní Gríobhtha 5..Fionn.........gorm
Ní Séagdha 4...Dubh......Donn
Ní Maoldomhnaig 3..Dubh ..Gorm
Ni Bhriain 2...Fionn..... Liath-gorm
Ni Ruairc 2...Fionn..........gorm
Carthaig 2... Ruadh ..........gorm
Ní Nuláin 2...Dubh............gorm
Ní Cullineáin 2...Dubh.....gorm
Ní Mhacaoin 2...Dubh.....gorm
Ní Laighin 2...Ruadh.....gorm
Ní Bhreathinac 1 Fionn...gorm
Nic Athairne 1... Fionn.... gorm
De Bhál 1....Fionn.........gorm
De Bhearra 1...Fionn....gorm
Ní Cheoig 1...Fionn........gorm
Ní Chinneíde 1... Fionn...gorm
Ní Chonchubhair 2.dubh & Fionn.liath gorm
Ní Dhiolúin 1..Fionn.....gorm
Ní Lactheirn 1..Fionn....gorm
Ní Mhainín 1.. Dubh.....gorm
Ní Naís 1... Fionn... gorm
Ni Riaidh 1... dubh....liath
Ní Riain 1... dubh....gorm
Ní Riadha 1 dubh....gorm
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 13:02
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A hedge school was situated some where around Maurice ORourkes house in Old Kildimo.
Nobody knows exactly who taught in this school but it is said that it was either a man named Mr Shanahan or Mr Sheehan.
The children that attended this school wrote with slate pencils on slates. The teacher taught Irish, Latin, Arithmetic, Writing, Reading, and Greek in this school. If any of the scholars missed their lessons another scholar put the scholar that missed their lessons, up on their back and then the teacher would flog them.
Many of those scholars became clever and they went to foreign countries to teach.
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2020-07-04 12:57
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:56
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t-aifreann ins na tighthe an uair sin. Bhíodh tighte beag spiséaltha le h-aghaidh an aifrinn fadó. Níl aon áit sa cheanntar a dtugtar cairrg an tsagairt nó léim an tsagairt. Níl don pháirc sa cheanntar ar a dtugtar páirc an altóir.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:54
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na ceardchan atá imtighthe. Níl aon sgéal i dtaobh Fiannaidheacht ag na sean-daoine thart annseo.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:52
ceadaithe
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ar a lán sagairt nuair a bhíodh na saighdiuírí i na ndiaidh. Thugadh na saighdiuírí sasanacha airgead do na daoine a innseóchad díobh cá raibh na sagairt. Gheibheadh na daoine go leór airgead ó na sáighdiuírí da dtabharaidís claigeann sagairt acu. Níor leígheadh an
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:50
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aimsir sin. Níl aon shéal i dtaobh na h áiteanna sin. Níl aon áit thart annseo a dubh radh aifreann fé'n spéir. Níl fhios ag na sean-daoine a bhfuiol pluais eanna a mbíodh sagairt i bhfolach ionnta sa cheanntar. Bhíodh tabhair ag saighdiuírí ar shagairt. Scéidheadh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:47
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sin mar gheall ar nach bhfuil sé i na lá Saoire. Níor thárla dada do dhaoine a thug easonóir dó'n Naomh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:46
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Níor thárla aon echtra san áit nuair a bhí na piandlighthe ar bun i nÉirinn. Níor baisteadh áiteanna sa cheanntar ó'n
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:44
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-nic san áit. Níl aon tobar beannuighthe sa pharróiste a luadhtar le h-ainm an Naomh. Bhí paidir ag na sean daoine a bhain leis an Naomh. Baistear leanbha í d'ainm an Naomh sa cheanntar fós. Ní bhíonn lá Fheile an naomh i na lá mhór Saoiore san áit. Déanann daoine obair an lá
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:41
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Bhí naomh amháin darbh ainm "Doimnic" sa cheantar seo fadó. Bhí cill ag an naomh agus ag chuid mánach. Is é an t-ainm a bhí ar an chill nó cilldomhnit. Níl aon
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:41
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cunntas nó píosa seannchais i dtaobh an Naoimh. Ní dheárna an Naomh aon mhíorbhailtí san áir. G Níl fhios ag na daoine cár cuiread an Naomh. Baisteadh áiteanna sa cheanntar ó'n Naomh baisteadh Cilldomhnit. Tugadh an t-ainm sin ar an áit mar gheall ar go cill ag Naomh "Domh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:37
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na ceardchan atá imtighte. Níl aon sgéal i dtaobh Fiannaidheacht ag na sean-daoine thart annseo.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:35
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Bhí naomh amháin darbh ainm "Doimnic" sa cheantar seo fadó. Bhí cill ag an naomh agus ag chuid mánach. Is é an t-ainm a bhí ar an chill nó cilldomhnic. Níl aon
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:33
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- í aon úsáid do na bliúrí dearg a iarainn a imthigheann dó'n inneoin nuair a bhíonn an gabha ag cuir chruití ar chaipill no asail. Ní dhéanann an gabha spáid nó sluaiste nó ceachtaí no tuaidíní. Ní dhéanann an gabha gléasaí troda ar bith. Níl fhios ag na daoine thart annseo cad iad
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 12:30
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gaibhneacht ag na sean-daoine. Deánann an gabha grataí agus rudaí eile as iarainn. Cuireann an gabha deis ar spealltrachta, tlúiní agus a lán rudaí. Ní dhéanann an gabha aon obair amuigh faoi an aer. Déantaín úsáid gach uair d'uisce ceardchan chun an t-iarann a fhuaradh. Ní dheánta
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:37
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If a person had a wart they should hide a bit of meat under a stone and while it would be rotting the wart would be disappearing. If a person had a sore face they should rub vinegar to it and it would cure it. If a persons nose was bleeding they should put the key of the door down their neck, and lie in their back and in a few minutes the bleeding would stop.
If a person had a sty in his eye, he should look through a gold ring and it would get cured.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:32
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the worshippers escaped.
For three nights afterwards the sound of drums & singing was heard. Since then nothing was heard & the church was never re-built.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:32
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the worshippers escaped.
For three nights afterwards the sound of drums & singing was heard. Since then nothing was heard & the church was never re-built.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:31
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Local Protestant lady who was at service on the day.
Mary Ann Miller heard the cracking and to her father she did say.
Father, listen; to the cracking, and at the same time pray away.
Tom Gibbons shouted Eaton Dan
go tell the parson hurry on,
and gather his legs as quick as he can
for the church it is in fire,
(Dan Eator was the care taker)
(Tom Gibbons was owner of Kilscannel [?] Estate now divided by the I.L.C.)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:31
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There was a song composed about it afterwards which the following is one of the verses.
"On Easter Sunday [?] five,
Kilscannel church took fire
While the parson he was preaching.
And the rest around the fire.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:28
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Local Protestant lady who was at service on the day.
Mary Ann Miller heard the cracking and to her father she did say.
Father, listen; to the cracking, and at the same time pray away.
Tom Gibbons shouted Eaton Dan
go tell the parson hurry on,
and gather his legs as quick as he can
for the church it is in fire,
(Dan Eator was the care taker)
(Tom Gibbons was owner of Kilicrann [?] Estate now divided by the I.L.C.)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:23
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man and he went up and opened the door, and when he had gone in a little way he found gold and silver galore. He stuffed his pockets and filled a bag which he had with him too. Just as he had enough he heard loud cries, and groans, so he ran away and when he came out in the hill again and looked back, the door was gone and only for the treasure he would think it all a dream.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:19
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Long ago there was a great man who lived in Coolybrown Castle. The name of the people were the Mac Sheehys who built the Castle. They hid the money in the double bank. The remains of the castle is to be seen yet. He had a great lot of money and for safety he hid it in a place called the double bank which surrounds the townland of Coolybrown.
Many attempts it is said have been made to unearth it but no one has yet succeeded. Every night when coming home from the hunt he cleaned his boots over where the gold was hidden. He told the people but no body seems to have seen him doing it. No body ever saw him coming home from the hunt and crossing the fence into Coolybrown
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2020-07-04 11:15
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2020-07-04 11:15
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One day Mr Joe Riardon from Ardagh parish was walking around Glenaster hill which stands behind Ardagh. He saw a lonely flower and he picked it up, and as he did, a part of the hill rolled back, and formed a door. When he looked at his hand again the flower had become a Key. He was a brave
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:12
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Long ago tbere was a castle in Cooly Brown and the people who lived there had a lot of gold. One night they took it out and hid it in a hole in the ground. When these people died there was no trace of the treasure. The people around got suspicious that they hid the gold some where out side.
One night there were four men coming from Elem Hill. They were coming in a long avenue near the Castle and one of them found an empty sound under his boot and said to the rest of the men that they would search for the gold that must be hidden there. Two of them said that they would go for spades and shovels and search for it. They did, and when they had dug away a lot of the clay
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:07
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and stones they came to the door of the cave and as they were going to remove the flag a gush of smoke and fire came out of it and they had to run with their lives and the hidden treasure is there yet.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:06
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In Ballyrobin Mr Michael Riedy dreamt that a crock of gold was buried under a flag in his field. He came to the place and found it just as he dreamt. When he began to scoop away the earth from over the flag, a bull bellowed so furiously, and frightened the poor fellow so much that he ran away, and left the gold undisturbed. The bull was minding the the treasure or at least something with a similar roar.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 11:03
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the cats neck it turned in to a woman and she disappeared. Next day he met the woman bandaged up, and later in the day he got her dead. He could never make butter afterwards.
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2020-07-04 11:02
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Once upon a time there lived in the parish of Ardagh a farmer who generally made butter. One morning a big black cat appeared on the strainer. When the farmer went to make the butter he could not do so. The next morning the cat was there again and for three mornings in succession. Then the farmer sent for the priest.
He told him to get seven horse-shoes and to redden them and to burn the cats neck and to go around the farm afterwards and see if he could see the cat.
The farmer did as he was told and when he burned
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 10:58
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Once there was a poor widow who lived at Ratheigh with her two little children. One night she dreamt that there was a crock of gold at the bottom of a well beside the avenue leading into Scanlan's House at Ratheigh. Next morning when she got up she told her children and they told their companion and they settled that some one should go down. They appointed a good diver and as she was about to dive the well fell in and it sprung up beside Rathgonan Church where it is still visible, and that was the end of their gold.
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2020-07-04 10:54
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The owner went to one of the rooms and as he opened the door he saw the chairs, and sofa, and table changing places with one another and causing tremendous noise. Then he saw four persons heads hanging at the four corners of the room.
He was terrified and he locked the door. Up to this day it was never opened. There are six other under-ground rooms and they are locked up also.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 10:52
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Almost every place in Ireland has its own story of ghosts or fairies. There is a big house called Elm-Hill in the farm adjoining ours and many queer tales are told about it.
In former days those big houses were the homes of the cruel grasping landlords. One story was told that the care-takers who were living there could not remain up after twelve o'clock or the house would be something terrible. They had heard about it and only laughed.
One night they stayed up and when twelve o'clock came they thought that the house was falling down and the noise was so terrible.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 10:43
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Once upon time near my home, there lived a family named the Blenard Hassets, whose house was said to be haunted. Every night carriages were heard coming in the front avenue, and men coming to the hall door, and knocking, When the house maid answered the ring at the door, there was nobody to be seen or heard of, but still the creaking of their boots was heard going up and down stairs.
The noise of bottles and glasses were hear also. The cry of the hounds, the cracking of the whips, and the noise of the hunts-men were heard so plainly, that the maids were in terror of their lives.
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2020-07-04 09:35
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father, who lives in Riddlestown, Rathkeale, Co Limerick.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 09:34
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One night when a man was coming home from Elm Hill. He was a native of Kilscannell. He wanted wanted to shorten his journey for home and he came across the fields it was about eleven oclock at night. It was also very dark and stormy.
When he crossed the first field a light went before and it kept before him until he was in the field where his own house stood. He stopped now and again to see what it was & the light stopped also & when he was near his own it disappeared.
He saw the
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2020-07-04 09:31
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light three nights after one another and it is said people often crossed the same fields at night & they never saw the light.
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2020-07-04 09:30
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There is a big old house by the name of Elm Hall not far from my house and the parish priest and the curate used to live there long ago. Several people told them that the place was haunted but they would not believe it.
One night the two priests were walking down the lawn and they saw a man standing near a tree. They went close to the man and he disappeared,. They continued to the house and
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2020-07-04 09:28
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each of them went into his own room.
As one of the priests was shaving himself the man stood behind himagain. He looked behind him and he could see nothing, after a while there was a rumbling noise heard all night and one of the priests got sick and died.
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2020-07-04 09:26
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In Riddlestown fifty years ago in Blenards Hassey time. The carriages could be heard driving to the hall-door. When the maid would go to the door, nothing was to be seen. This happened several times. At last she got afraid and never opened the door again.
In an other occasion during the winter month the hunt could be heard around the trees, and the wood and back to the covert. The hunts men could be heard hunting the dogs and the crack of the whips, and the horses jumping the fences.
Often when the lights are put out, walking, opening and shutting of doors was heard. Mr and Mrs Hasset took no notice. The servants would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 09:21
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morning to see was OBrien in bed. He found him dressed before him, and in those words he said, where did you get that splendid suit, or where could it be found, it may come through the chimney said OBrien, or either through the ground.
The warden took the governor, who ran upon the spot, and told about the suit of clothes that OBrien in prison got.
The governor did not believe him, until he opened the cell door, that such a trick should be ever played in the jail of Tullamore.
The day OBrien came out of jail,
It was a splended sight to see,
bonfires and illuminations in each town and country, And all around through Ireland, as the moon began to shine, every hill was blazing, and cheering for OBrien.
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2020-07-04 09:15
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not remain for they were lonely and indread to stay there.
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2020-07-04 09:14
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I
Rejoice old Irish people all round old Erins shore, For OBrien was liberated from the jail of Tullamore.
II
This was his prison treatment, as the public paper shows, how he was in bread and water, and they stole away his clothes.
III
But, soon he got another suit, a splendid fit indeed, made of Irish manufacture, and the best of Blarney Tweed.
When the warder came one
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-04 09:12
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who are living in that house at present, often white washed that spot but the mark of the blood came on it again. They have that room always locked, and never use it, but it is said that the man appears there.
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2020-07-04 09:09
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One night when we were sitting around the fire, our father told us a story, relating to a house in the parish of Coolcappa, and near it is situated Coolcappa school and church.
A long time ago, there was a man named Major Hehir shot there in a room , under the ground, but it is not known what he was shot for.
From that day to this the mark of the blood remains on the wall. The people
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2020-07-04 09:05
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with Major Hare upstairs & in the end they began to quarrel.
Scully heard them & said "Ah I think my men are getting too much of it" That instant he left the kitchen & went upstairs & shot Major Hare on the spot and his blood splashed up on the wall & it can be seen there presently
A short time afterwards he fled to U.S.A. & was smothered in a snow-storm. People say that two men were hanged in Limerick for killing Major Hare, & it is said that they had nothing to do with it.
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2020-07-04 09:04
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with Major Hare upstairs & in
they began to quarrel
heard them & said
my men are getting
That instant the
kitcken & went up
Major Hare on the
blood splashed up
& it can be seen there
time after wards he
& was smothered the
snow-storm. People
two men were hanged
for killing Major Hare
said that they had nothing
it
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2020-07-04 09:01
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with Major Hare upstairs & in the end they began to quarrel.
Scully heard them & said "Ah I think my men are getting too much of it" That instant he left the kitchen & went upstairs & shot Major Hare on the spot and his blood splashed up on the wall & it can be seen there presently
A short time afterwards he fled to U.S.A. & was smothered in a snow-storm. People say that [?] hanged in Limerick
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2020-07-04 00:11
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arrived back very joyful, but to their surprise a bull hunted them and they had to go home very down-hearted. They never got the gold after. It is said that there is some enemy always minding it.
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2020-07-04 00:09
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Lisnacullia Castle, erected on the site of the ancient Fort of the Wood. Built by the Mac Sheehys, who were first brought to Limerick by the Earl of Desmond about 1420.
It stands adjacent to Riddlestown Park, a place which derives its name from the De Riddles, an English family who resided here in the 12th century.
Page 168 "Round About the County Limerick"
Ordinacne Maps Limerick 1923
Sheet No 28
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2020-07-04 00:05
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went home and ate the red herring. As soon as he did he went and lay down on the bank and put his mouth over the water and all at once he felt something in side in him and out walked the old lizard with her eight young ones. When the lizards heard the water flowing they were so thirsty that they came out. After that the man felt as well as ever.
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2020-07-04 00:02
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Smith OBrien was one of the leaders of the Fenians. Their struggle failed them at the time. The English had a reward of five hundred pounds offered to any one who would give information that would lead to his capture.
One bitter cold night of blinding rain after many weary days he had been holding out on the Tipperary mountain. He knew it was no good for him to be there any longer.
He resolved to give himself up. He came to a place in the street, where a poor woman had an apple-stall. He stood before her and lifted his hat, and asked her did she know him and she did, and pointed to the
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2020-07-03 23:59
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placard with the five hundred pounds reward.
He asked her to take him to the barrack and get the reward. She drew her self up and proudly said. God's curse would rest on me for ever and may it if I do'nt.
He walked straight to the barracks and gave himself up.
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2020-07-03 23:57
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Eleven men passing by, eleven pears hanging high, each man took a pear and still there were eleven there. -
Eleven was the mans name.
Why is a wet umbrella like fay - Because it is dripping.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 23:55
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The games played long ago were jack stones tig draw buckets of water for my lady's daughter one of my bush to of my rush one little lady came under my bush. The games played at school now are tig, town balls blind mans buff, hiding, rig I have a wee bird in my pocket and it peeps out and in and whoever I like best I will hit them on the chin and black peter, and corners these are some of the games played at school now-a-days.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 23:51
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There are shorts cuts to every Chapel. There is about a mile of a near cut to Corcaghan chapel across the dam. It is there about forty years and there is about three acres waist.
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2020-07-03 23:49
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There were a lot of saying long ago. Some of them were, An excuse is nearer to a woman than
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2020-07-03 23:48
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There are many games played at school such as lorquke lorjohn it is played this way two girls stand facing each other with their hands up and they let the others pass through and as they pass they say lorquke lorjohn let them all pass by but the very last one ring a rosy a pocket full a posy husha husha who is the last pop
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 23:46
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Where my granda lived is very rocky and hilly and it takes its name Oghill rocks. There are many horses on these rocks and the people proceed through
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2020-07-03 23:45
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the rock by small narrow paths and at the bottom of these rocks there is a stream flowing into a well before this well was put there the stream flowed down in a field and left it very wet and then Granda moved the well from up the field to where the stream was flowing and after that another person claimed the well.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 23:43
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Shirts are still made in the homes and in many houses there are spinning wheels. Tailors do not travel about the district still but long ago they did so. They would get free lodging and food. Also they made suits in return.
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2020-07-03 09:12
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cows would make with their "crúbs". She used to go into no field but the fields she thought that good cows for milk would graze in. When going to any house she would have those bits of dirt with her. She would know the house that would keep good butter.
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2020-07-03 09:10
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Some years ago there was a man alone in a house with himself. Anyhow one day he was churning about ten minutes a red-haired woman came in out of the village. She stayed there for about two-hours and never took the churn-dash. At last she went out again. He was churning for about four hours after that and there was no sign of the butter breaking. After awhile he said that she must have brought the butter with her.
Later on some people used to see her up very early in the morning. One morning this man got up early and saw her out in the fields picking up the dirt that the
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2020-07-03 09:06
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Put garlic under your foot in your boot you wont take either Fever, Measles, or Scarletena.
The Ferret's leavings is a cure for the whooping - cough.
Put apiece of tobbaco into the mouth and it will cure the toothache.
The seventh son or the seventh daughter can cure ring-worm
Of a gold ring is rubbed of wild-fire it would go quickly.
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2020-07-03 09:03
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The greater part of the land is good but some of it is boggy. There are not many old people in the town-land and they do not tell stories or speak Irish. There are about 160 people in the town-land altogether.
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2020-07-03 09:00
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had left off school.
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2020-07-03 09:00
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the master would get clover and give it to the boys to scatter around on the place they had the rye or wheat or oats or barely before that. They would not dig it at all for this, They would leave it as it was.
There would be great hay the next year then. The boys would cut it and bring it to the master's house. They sowed nothing again after that.The master had retired and there was another master in his place and he had not the same rules and it made things different and the older boys that used to do those things
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2020-07-03 08:54
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attention to those not to let the weeds grow in them on any account. The master himself would pull the vegetables. He used not pull them all at once. Every evening when he would be going home he would bring a lot of them with him. The next year again the boys would dig the soil and sow barley or wheat or oats or rye. One year they might sow oats or barely and the other year wheat or rye. When the time for cutting came the boys cut it with reaping-hooks and brought it to the master's house. They got only half - hour every day at those things. Then the next year the
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2020-07-03 08:47
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bags and then give them to the teacher John Joyce who was the teacher that time in Lankill school. The next year again the boys would dig up the drills they had for the mangolds and turnips the year before. They would dig it up again and make big ridges for cabbage.They would sow cabbage and take good care of it too. When it would be time for pulling it they would get they bags ready and pack the cabbage into the bags and give it to the master. The next year again they would sow vegetables of every sort and they would give special
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 08:35
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they would start firing lumps of clay at one another until they would be all covered with clay. When the master would come out again they would stop. When they would have the clay broken up as fine as powder they would drill it with their shovels and they would sow mangolds and turnips. They would make the drills one day and then the next day they would sow the mangolds and turnips. They would look after them then until they would be fit for pulling. Then they would pull them and knock the clay off them and put them into
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 08:31
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In the year eighteen eighty the boys of Lankill school had to learn agriculture. The half-hour after play the boys would go out to the yard. The master would be out after them after he gave work to the other small ones in the school. He allowed them to till half their own yard. One day they would dig it up. Then the half-hour would be up and they would not be let to it again until the next day. After play the next day they would go to it again and they would break the lumps of clay with their spades. When they would get the master gone into the school
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-03 08:25
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1. Where is there a shoemaker that can make a shoe without leather, four elements put together, Fire, water earth and air, and every customer gets two pairs.
A horse.
2. As black as soot and soot it is n't, as white as snow, and snow it is n't. It hops on the road like a marble stone and a marble stone is it n't.
What is it.?
A magpie
3. If doh, me, soh, went into the asylum. If doh, soh came out, who was within.?
(Me)
4. What animal goes in four feet in the morning, two in the midday and three in the evening.
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2020-07-03 08:21
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5. If a man falls off a high wall, what does he want against.
His will.
6. Why do men make an oven in a town.
Because the cannot make a town in an oven.
7 How many calves tails would it take to reach the moon.
One of it was long enough.
8. Why is a Christmas pudding like a swiftly running river.
A Christmas pudding is full of currants, while a swiftly running river is also full of currents.
9. If a man had twenty patches on his pants what times is it.
x A grey goose and a white goose which of them was the gander.
Notte of them
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 09:26
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he was making for the lake he threw himself off him and let the water-horse gallop off with bridle and all. When the water-horse came to the brink of the lake he dived in. Pat Walsh said he saw him swimming about in the lake for awhile and then he disappeared. There was no more heard about that horse again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 09:24
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Some years ago Pat Walsh of Leitreen had no horse for ploughing. One day he saw a water horse at Leitreen lake. He went down to him and put the bridle on him and rode him up to his own house. Then he started ploughing. The water- h did a great bit of work for him. So when the dark came he put him into his barn. The water was very quiet but he was awful for biting. Pat Walsh himself said that he was bay in colour and he said the size of him was about the size of a horse-foal.
The next day early in the morning he went down to the lake with him for a drink. When the water horse came in sight of the lake he got into a gallop with Pat Walsh on him. When Pat Walsh saw that
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2020-07-02 09:09
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in the morning and when he had them just put in to the field and the gap built up on them he died. His people searched for him everywhere for a long time and at last they found him leaning against the wall dead. Some of the old people called the place Bearna an Fhir Mhairbh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 09:07
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Once upon a time there was a man living in Cervey called Richard Kerrigan, Curvey is two miles from Aughgower.
One night he went out visiting and card-playing to a neighbour's house a distance of a half a mile away. He waited there card-playing until a quarter to two in the morning. On his return home he heard a great noise as if walls were falling. When he came to the spot where he heard the noise there wasn't anything wrong with them atall.
A few years later that same man went driving his cows up to the mountains
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 09:02
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family living there also called Garrets (6 people).
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2020-07-02 09:02
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In the townland of Lahardane in Aughagower Parish seventy years ago there were just twice as many houses as there are there at present.
In Thomas Roses (house) land there was a family living called OReilly's (6 people) Another family were called Kerrigan's (4 people). There was another family living there also that time called OMalleys but there was only one man and a woman living there. Where Rose's house is now there was a priest living called called Fr Ward.
In Timothy O'Boyle's at the same time there was a family called Needhims. There was another
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2020-07-02 08:56
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Hopping, Hopping on the grass, riddle me that and I will give you glass.
Hail-stones.
Headed like a thimble, tailed like a rat, you may guess for ever but you would not guess that.
A pipe.
What lies along the wall and eats all it gets and drinks nothing.
A fire.
What goes around the house and round the house with his head downwards
A nail in a boot.
Forty sheep went out the gap, forty more followed that, the shepherd and his dog. How many feet went out the gap.
Two feet.
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2020-07-02 08:49
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taken again and thrown farther away this time. He did not try it the third time but came down to the house to them and told than that he could not dig it. They never got anybody to ready it and that fort is there to day.
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2020-07-02 08:48
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so it was because money was scarce in those days. They gave him a spade and he went up to the field. He started digging but he had only the spade stuck in the ground once when he heard a voice saying to get out of that quickly. John did not heed the voice but kept digging away thinking about his shilling when he would have it dug. But before ever he felt the spade was taken out of his hand and thrown a hundred yards away. He went for it again an d started digging the second time but the spade was
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2020-07-02 08:44
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Hastings of Criggandearagh had a field and there was a fort in the field. They tried many times to ready out the fort out of the field and make it level with the rest of the land. But every time they went to dig it they were stopped. There was a big strong man in Autawall named John Derrig and they sent up for him to dig it. He came down next day to them to dig it. They offered him a shilling a day but to dig it. John thought it was a great thing to get a shilling a day and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:40
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So this man sent for a missioner that was in the parish. There was a tailor in the house along with the man and the tailor was sewing at the head of the table. When he saw the missioner coming up the street with a big long whisher down to his toes he frightened and he (Sed) let down the window and jumped out. The missioner saw him jumping and he told the man of the house that he saw the ghost jumping out the window and that he was gone.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:37
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One night a man went into bed. When he went into the bed, he felt something hitting against the bed underneath. He jumped out and looked in under it but he could see nothing. No sooner was he in bed than it began to bump again at the bed very wildly. He held the bed tightly and it lifted all the clothes out on the boards. He settled all the cloths again, and jumped in again. He held the iron of the bed very tightly and it lifted up irons and all were thrown out on the boards. Then he decided to get a mass read in the house that there was a ghost under the bed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:33
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have robbed and broken every thing belonging to me.
"Ye have not left to me as much as cup to drink out of nor as much as a stool to sit on."
Some of these people were in the rebellion were natives of this place and some of them didn't know how to handle a gun although they were in the crowd.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:32
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they broke into it and made a great feast and drank all the wines and the others drinks.
After they had all drunk plentifully they broke and smashed everything that was in the Castle. It was no wonder that Denis Brown would be bad to the people ever after that.
Some time after that on one Sunday morning Denis Brown came in on the altar in Aughagower chapel and gave a speech to all the people and he cursed them also and said "Since I was born I have lived with ye and I have never done ye any harm but all I could do good for you I did it. Now ye are the very people that
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:28
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Denis Brown was a good man before the rebellion of 1798. He was favourable both to Protestant and Catholics and any one that wanted to speak to him could go to the Castle in Mount brown at certain hours.
At the beginning of the rebellion Denis Browne heard that the rebels were coming and he went away towards Ballinrobe on horseback. When he was up near Killawalla he got afraid that his enemies were (afraid) catching up to him. He came off his horse and he (crossed) exchanged his black suit with a beggar-man. When the rebels reached Castle in Mountbrown
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:24
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grand house vanished and the boy was left there by himself. He had to get home as best he could. His people were looking for him all the night. He arrived home at seven o'clock in the morning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:22
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him but the fairy man said he would not be long so. The fairy man pulled a rush off the road-side and put a know in it and then a lovely speckled pony came up to them with a bridle and saddle on her ready for the road. Each had a horse them so they galloped off to the dance house. When the arrived at the spot that saw a beautiful house in a field and they went up to the house. They danced all the night and had plenty of beer and whiskey. The boy danced with grand girls and enjoyed the night. About four o'clock the dance was over. Before the dance was finished they all began sneezing and the boy said "God Bless us". Then they all disappeared, the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:17
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up on the horse and thanked the blacksmith very much and rode over the mountain. "If its that easy to put a set of shoes on a horse" said the blacksmith to himself "I have an old horse outside in the field not able to walk for the want of a set of shoes and I will shoe him myself." He took a big hatchet and cut the legs off the horse and put them into the fire and started to blow the bellows. After a half-hour he took them out and he thought to stick them to the horse but they would not stick to them. The next day he saw the little man coming again with two old woman behind him on the horse. He asked the loan of the forge for a few minutes. He took the old woman and threw
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-02 08:11
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them into the fire and started to blow very wildly at the bellows. After a few minutes a young woman jumped out. He thanked the smith and jumped up on the horse. The little (m) woman hopped up behind him and galloped away. Then the smith caught the two old women that were in his own house and put them into the fire. They were burning away but no young woman came out of the fire. Then he thought he would be hanged and he ran towards the mountains. On his journey he met the small man in the mountains. The little fellow told him not to trouble about anything that there was a king over in England who was dying and anyone that would cure him would get as much money as he would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 17:09
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and they were never punished for trivial acts. Long ago the tithe money would be gathered around here. It was not gathered in money but in value. The best remembered tithe proctor was Cupid Kiarnan and anyone who did not pay the tithe money ten stooks of corn would be taken from his field. Not many people in this district were evicted. Although Lord Bath was liked well by the people he was a bit selfish. One day as he was riding on his horse over a race course he hit an orange man with his whip and said "A man of money can do what he likes" and the man took out his revolver and struck Lord Bath of his horse with it and said "and a man without money can do something too".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 17:06
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more and you have to put them away. There are also beggars who go around and when they come to a house they go in and sit down and the people give them money and after an hour or so they go away.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 17:04
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This food was made from a little oatmeal boiled on water and mixed with plenty of vegetables and it was really vegetable soup in the matter of food but long ago the people would call it brathan. Oat-meal bread was the only bread used long ago. One advantage that the people had in food was that they would always have a whole side of bacon in the house which they would get for fourpence per lb.
After some time tea came into vogue but would not be used often as the people thought it was too dear to buy.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 17:03
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Long ago the people would only taken three meals during the day. These meals were (there) their breakfast, dinner, and supper. Tea was not used in those days as the people did not know about tea. Porridge was the only food for the breakfast and if the oatmeal was run out they would take potatoes. They would also get potatoes for their dinner. They would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 17:01
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on the hill of Slane formerly.
There were many great horses dealers in South Monaghan and especially in this district long ago. Ralph Robinson from Ballybay had a commision to supply the British Army with horses from this country. He was the most famous horse-dealer of all. People named Cassidy's from Cox`s mill were great horse dealers in their time and lived were Mr. Cooney now resides. The great stabling accommodation which was once used to the full can be seen to this day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:59
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There are a lot of stories connected with crocks of gold. It is supposed that these crocks were hidden by the people long ago as it was hard to keep money in those days as robbers were very plentiful.
There is a story told about a man named Keenan who got a crock of gold and it is a true story. One day as he was ploughing in Carraig na gCat the plough got stuck in a certain place and behold the lid came off a crock of gold that had hobbled the plough share. He did not want the servant boy to know it and he
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:57
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There are many forts in our district the names of which are Gartlan's fort and Byrne's fort, Finegan's fort and Martin fort. It is said that one time a man named Pat Slevin dug for gold in Gartlan's fort and one day he kept on digging until dinner time came and got no gold. When dinner time came a woman called him to his dinner and when he came back there was a red piece of cloth on the place near where he was digging and it full of gold. That night when he was asleep a woman came to the window and asked was it he that dug the hole in the middle of the and he said "yes"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:56
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There is only one fort in our district which belongs to Mac Ardle's. This fort is not on a level with the sur
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:55
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the cure for sciatica. She is Mrs Woods. Several people from this district have visited her. She has to be fasting until twelve o'clock on the days she makes the cure. The cure is made with stones and water and certain prayers are said. Many people declare that they have been cured by her.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:54
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Almost every weed is useful. There is a very large number of them which are used as remedies for disease. There is a cure in Bog Bean. Burdock root, Marsh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:52
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Touch-me-not is a sore which comes on the finger. This can be cured the following way:
Get a delicate flower, the Touch-Me-Not, mix with hungry grass, a pinch of salt, and soot, also the bulister of the churn, bruise them up together between a board and a stone and put it on as a poultice and sleep on it. Then the cure is made.
The dandelion is a remedy for nerve
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:50
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Marriages used to take place in January or February the oftenest.
No marriages used to take place in Shrove. The month of May Lá na Leanbh and May day were thougt unlucky for marriages.
There used to be wisps of straw lit from the chapel to the horse of the pair who were married
The runaway matches a boy and a girl would meet in a certain place then they would go to a house where they knew they would be kept. They would stop there and the match would be made. When they would receive the money some would go to America and others would get there fathers place.
Stock was given fro a present to the pair who were married.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:46
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The day before the marriage there would be a great wedding feast held. A barrell of porter was brought to wedding house and distributed to the wedding guests. There were great injoyment at some wedding feasts.
The straw boys visited the house and they were well treated by the people they used to dance play tunes and sing songs.
They were dressed in funny old clothes and carried walking sticks.
Dragging home was held some people used to race against each other and wives sat with there husbands on the horses. The people who attended the wedding used to hold parties for the married pair afterwards.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:41
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2020-07-01 16:40
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2020-07-01 16:40
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Páirc Lachy A man lived there long ago and his name was lack and that's how it got its name.
Páirch mhór It was a big field and that's how it got its name.
Ceathrú Láir: quarter of the mare.
Boggarden: It was a soft and boggie field and that's how it got its name.
Foslers: They used to call it the boggarden.
Páirc na Sidheóga: Is was a lon some field where the faires were and that's how it got its name.
Páirc Láir: The liddle field
Páirc Luichre: The rushes field
Páirc ard: The high field
Tóin na páirce: The bottom field
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 16:34
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2020-07-01 16:34
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Páirc na Gabhna The field for calves
Páirc Bán White field
Talamh Bháltéir Walter's field
An Páirc Beag Small field
An Páirc Mór The large field
Gort na Gclocha The stone field
Páirc Pádhraig Patrick's field
Gort na Gaineadh The sand field
The pond field There is a pond there.
The wood field. There the wood is.
The three bush field There are three bushes in it
The lawn A field at the entrance to the house.
Turlough A field covered with water.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:53
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2020-07-01 14:53
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We have several fields at home the name of which are:
Moinín Rhue, another is called the well field another is the river field. The others are Carnlough and Ruane's fields.
There is a stream running through our land into the big river. There are no hollows or hills in our land.
There are rocks and good for fences in the land. They got those names when the land was divided. There is a hollow in our farm at home and it is called the Clais because water lodges in it.
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2020-07-01 14:50
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2020-07-01 14:50
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called that name.
Páirc an caisleain: There was a castle built there long ago and that is why it is called that name.
Old hollows.
There is a hollow in our farm at home and it is called a Clais because water lodges in it. There is a hill of a old ruin where there was a castle built long ago in Páirc an Caisleain. There is an old fairy bush growing in the middle of the ruin. There is three bushes growning round a froth in our land.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:47
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Líos ná paistí. It is a buring ground for infants who are not baptised and that is why it is called that name.
Líos ná t Sionnach: It was said long ago that a lot of foxes used to live under it and that is why it is called that name.
Moinféar: There was meadow in it once and that is why it is called that name.
Cnoc Manntac: There is two hills and an opening between and that is why it is called that name.
Pairc árd: It is a big hill and low land all round it and that is why it is
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:43
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mighty Finn so much that he picked up one of the huge stones on which they had eaten and flung it in the direction of Slíabh Bán. It slipped through his fingers and only reached the village of Curragh where it may be seen to this day with the marks of his fingers on it. This stone is called Clogh Breach.
In order to show he could do better he picked up the second stone and threw it into the river Suck where the village of Athleague now stands, beating his first mark by about three miles. This stone is called Laigh [?] Finn and it is from the rock in the fort that
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:39
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grew weary from the efforts of the chase and sat down to rest on the summit of the mountain. Having rested they decided to have a meal and soon a large stag was roasted on a log-fire.
Noticing the three rocks in the vicinity a member of the party suggested dining there. Acting on the suggestion the roast stag was taken to the nearest rock and carved in the crude manner peculiar to that period. The other two rocks acted as tables. Having partaken of the meal and slaked their thirst at the spa-well close by they felt very hearty and began boasting about their strength.
This vexed the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:33
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Long ago the landlords owned the land and most of them were very severe.The rents were very high also.
The man who was the ruler of Lisduff was the Marquis of Headfort, Mr Taylor by name. He was not severe with his tenants. There was a family evicted in Edenburt named "Tighe" & after being banished they put up a temporary shelter in the corner of a field with sticks and straw. They lived there for some time.
If the farmer renovated his home the landlord raised the rent accordingly. No person was allowed to cut a tree without the landlord's consent and a severe punishment awaited anybody who broke this rule.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:30
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The late Marquis of Headfort was landlord of Lislea and extensive surrounding areas. He seems to have been a kind enough ruler, anxious to see his tenants prosperous and their lands well kept, for when visiting the farm of the late Mr Andrew Flanagan, Lislea, a model farmer, he is believed to have said:-
"Mr Flanagan. ' If you could get your neighbours to keep their farms as you do I should give you a free gift of your holding."
To-day we hear the people talking of the "auld Marquis" in a not unfriendly strain. He had a picturesque residence on the banks of Lough Ramor. The family name is Taylor."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:26
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An old widow and her son once lived in Lislea convenient to a fort. The boy was preparing the fort to sow a crop in it so he gathered up the "scutch" and withered "gustogs" of the previous season and burned them. Next day a woman came to the boy's mother and showed her her breast which was burned.
"This is what your son has done." she said. "To-morrow, something will happen."
Next day the boy was kicked by a horse and died.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:23
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At dinner-time, long ago the people collected round a basket of potatoes which was placed sometimes on a table, and sometimes in the floor. There was a noggin of milk for everyone. Each person took a potatoe and peeled it with his fingers, a spoon, or a knife. He placed a piece of butter in this, sometimes or sprinkled it with salt and then ate it. He then washed it down with a draught of buttermilk or sweet-milk
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 14:20
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often the persons having one cow would lose her. It happened that a man with one cow lived quite near a fort and it was supposed that it was filled with Fairies.
The cow calved for this man and soon after her calving she died. This man was trying to rear the calf on what ever little milk he got from his neighbours. He had the calf started with a long roape in the garden.
The calf was doing so well that his neighbours were all surprised and this man giving him so little food. One day as the man was out he looked
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 10:34
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There were many signs by which the old Irish people used to for tell the weather. A cat with her back to the fire is a sign of rain. To see animals with thier backs to fences is a sure sign of rain. To see a dog eating grass and drinking water is also a sign of rain. To see the clouds changing their form very often is a certain sign that rain is about to fall in abundance. If the birds come near the house is a sign that snow is about to fall. To see a large number of seagulls coming into the land is a sign that a storm is about to ocure at sea. If on an evening the sun sinks very red it is a sure sign that the next day will be fine.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 10:28
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The village in which I live is called Craggagh and it is situated (and) on the side of Sliabh-Cairn a mountain between Balla and Kiltimagh. In the village lives a man named Thomas Maloney. He dreamt three nights in succession that there was a pot of Gold buried under a tree that grew on part of his land. He dreamt that when he would get the gold he was to put certain hen in its place. Early one morning he caught the hen and brought her to the tree under which the gold was. He put her under a creal and started to dig. After digging for a time he looked to see if the hen was safe, but to his surprise he found she was dead. He knew it was'nt any use digging any further so he covered up the hole he had dug and returned home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 10:22
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Many years ago a man named John McManus lived in the village of Ballinagran in the Parish of Balla and he dream'nt three nights in succession of a pot of gold which lay in a field in his land. After having dream'nt the third night he made up his mind to lift the treasure as soon as his brother would be home from England. He immediately wrote for his brother and he received an answer from his brother saying that he could not come for a week. Day after day John's stock were dying till at length he had only a mare and foal left. One Friday when he was going to his dinner he saw the mare and foal grazing in a field nearby but when he was going to his work again he happened to notice the foal standing over a drain and no trace of the mare to be seen anywhere. He went very quickly to the drain and found that the mare was dead
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 10:16
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in the drain. He went home to his wife and told her the story and he said to her that if he [?] left his mare he would never bother with the pot of gold. Just then he heard a noise outside and he went out to see what was making it and he found to his great surprise the mare and foal in the yard outside. He immediately wrote to his brother telling him the story and also telling him not to come home that he would never bother with the gold. Before very long his stock numbered twice as many as he had ever before. The couple lived for many years after that and he never had any bad luck after that day.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 10:00
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There is a village named Laragan situated on the side of Sliabh-Cairn, a mountain between Balla and Kiltimagh, and about half a mile from Creggagh School. There is a man living in this village named James Conlon and on part of his land are three rocks in a triangular position. (drawing) There is a tradition that the person that would dig under the middle rock would find a pot of gold. The puzzle is to find the middle rock. Nobody ever looked for this treasure because only one rock may be dug under.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 09:54
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Near the Swinford road about half a mile from Kiltimagh is situated a Blessed well known as "Tobair Cuimhne"
There was something very peculiar pertaining to this well for once it was situated in Killedan. Many years ago there were stations in a house near the well. The woman of the house was in a hurry to cook some food for the priest's breakfast, sent to the well for water to boil the food. After she had it on the fire for some hours, it had no sign of boiling. The priest asked her where she got the water and she said "in the Blessed well". The priest on hearing this said - "throw it out, it shouldn't be used" She did as she was commanded.
Next morning the well had disappeared from Killedan, and it is now situated about half a mile from Kiltimagh, and it is the attraction of travellers as they go to Swinford from Kiltimagh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 09:46
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The people of long ago ate only three meals a day, their breakfast, dinner and supper. The breakfast consisted of oat-meal porridge and buttermilk in Summer, and in winter when milk was scarce, they used sowans with it. The sowans were made from some oat-meal and seeds steeped in water for a few days.
The dinner consisted of cabbage, potatoes, bacon and they finished up with a piece of oaten bread.
The supper consisted of oat-meal porridge and a noggin of sowans.
The noggins were large wooden vessels and they held about two quarts. The people hadn't always porridge for their supper, some had potatoes with oaten meal. The oaten meal
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 09:41
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playing tricks on her. As he was married and his wife alive. But he was'nt he had not left the house at all. But after some time his wife died. And he was married to the man of the house
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 09:39
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Signs of rain approaching.
When the frogs appear dark
When the frog spawns in the centre of the pond it indicates any weather, but if they spawn near the edge a wet Summer may be expected.
When sheep feed very early in the morning.
When the mist hangs very long on the high hill.
The midges are plentiful & bite wickedly.
Bum hus [?] at night indicate good weather.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 09:36
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People generally have a feast on Hallow-een. They make boxty and fancy cakes. They people play alot of tricks on Hallow-een. Long ago people would pull yarrow at night and put it under their pillow and sleep on it. They would see in a dream them they would be married to.
There was a girl that lived in a house. She went out to the barn to riddle oats. The man of the house that she lived in as she thought took the riddle out of her hand and started to riddle the oats. She went into the house to see if he was in the house, because she thought the was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 09:25
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As Peter sat on a marble stone Jesus came to him alone. Oh Peter dear why dosi'st thou ache? Oh Lord save me from the tooth ache.
Jesus of Nazareth king of the Jews save me from a sudden and unprepared death. A men.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 09:19
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"Bog-moat in my eye. Hail Mary take it out". Some old people used to say this when they had a moat in their eye.
Oh Jesus may the skies be blue for ever and may the grounds bring forth crops.
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2020-07-01 09:18
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and soul of everything. Attach me to metal and I am the only metal that knows how to run. Attach to a kind of soil and I swallow human beings without eating them. Attach me to a kind of chalk and I eat human beings without swallowing them. What am I?
Quick. Quicksilver. Quicksand. Quicklime.
Forty sheep went out a gap forty more followed that six seven ten eleven three and two how many is that.
Five.
How many sheep have forty sheep and a shepherd and his dog?
Two
As round as an apple as plump as a ball can climb the church over steeple and all.
The sun.
What is full of holes and carries water.
The crook/
I know a little house and it wouldn't hold a mouse and there are as many windows on it as in the Lord Mayors house.
A thimble.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 09:05
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Blackie and whitie went over the hill blackie came back but whitie stood still.
A black hen went over the hill and layed an egg.
What goes over and under the water and never touches the water?
An egg in a duck.
What goes round the house and round the house and sleeps in the corner at night?
The besom (sweeping brush)
Headed like a thimble tailed like a rat you may guess for ever but you'll never guess that.
A pipe.
What can go up the chimney down but cant come down the chimney up?
An umbrella.
I am a small word of five letters take me separately and I am the life
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 08:57
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ring took it home and put it under their pillow.
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2020-07-01 08:57
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first got a bottle of whiskey and the horse that won got some also. The wedding feast used to be held in a barn. They made tables out of boards. They boiled a big pot of cabbage the day before in the water in which a large piece of American bacon had been boiled. The neighbours boiled rice in their houses for them. The tea would be made in a big gallon and they usually had big sixpenny loaves and bonnock of oaten bread. They were cooking a few days before it and they always had whiskey. The did not know how to use knives and forks in those days.
They used to eat the meat and bacon with their fingers and the cabbage and potatoes with spoons. When the feast was over the bride cut up the cake and gave everyone a tiny peice and who ever got the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 08:46
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veil over her face. They would not get married till after dinner. Then they would come home to the grooms house and all the neighbours and friends would gather. They had eating and drinking and dancing. About bed-time the straw-boys would come and if they didn't get anything they would do some harm.
When the wedding was near the grooms house the party were met with a bottle of whiskey and the bride took the first drink the groom the next and the rest finished it. Then they threw it on the road and if it went in on the grass and didn't break it was a sign of ill luck.
Some times people would go on horse-back and they would run to see who would be first at the grooms house and who ever was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-07-01 08:41
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Long ago weddings were very different to what they are nowadays. The sued to go on side-cars. The brides and groom's (a) was first going to the chapel the groom and the Bride's-maid sat on one side of the car and the Bride and groom's-man sat on the other side and comming home the bride and groom sat together. When they came out of the chapel the people threw rice on them. Another custom was to tie an old boot to the car and another was to meet the bride with a coal in the tongs in the door of her future home. The brides dress was usually white and and she wore a white hat and a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 14:45
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was made into gruel and a little cabbage and turnips put through it.
The breakfast was eaten before day-light. The people did a couple of hours work before they ate anything.
The dinner was about one o'clock and of a Good Friday or Ash Wednesday they didn't break their fast till dinner time.
The supper was at nine o'clock. The people didn't take anything after their supper. They bought some tea at Christmas and what ever tea was over they kept it till Easter.
The whole members of the family ate their dinner around the basket.
The children always got oaten bread going to school.
The people only got meat at Christmas. It was salt meat mostly. Fish was eaten very often. the fish were cooked across the tongs on the fire.
Cabbage, turnips and carrots were the principal vegetables.
The people used noggins before mugs and cups came into use.
They made boxty, oaten dumplings, flour dumpling at Hallow 'een. The oaten dumplings were made from oaten meal mixed with slightly warm water and a little salt. It was put into a bag
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 14:37
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and boiled. The flour dumplings were made the same way.
Scuddam was used when milk was scarce. It was made from an egg beaten up in water with a grain of salt and pepper. They boiled it and took it to potatoes. Sometimes it was called kitchen.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 14:35
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the tip of a boot put round the sole of the clog to keep it from cracking.
The centre of the clog is usually covered with old leather so as to keep the clog from making so much noise.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 14:31
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In this district clogs are made from the uppers of old boots. The boots must be fairly strong ones.
Two men around here who make them are Sam Brady and Willie Morrow. To make the clogs they first of all cut the soles of the boots. There is a hollow all round in the wooden sole of the log. This hollow is called a groove.
The soles are then fastened on the uppers of the clogs with sprigs and leather. These clogs are very warm and comfortable for the winter. There are not as many clogs worn now as there were in the olden days because there are more boot factories.
There is an iron band like
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 14:26
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hack-saw, a phrichel, and a rasp.
Forge water is a cure of many things, amongst them being the cure for chilblains.
There was a forge in Brady's field which belonged to Tommie Kindelan. There was no one working in it but himself and when he died there was no forge.
Kinelan's forge was opposite Begleive school lane. The forge was a great center for playing cards. The cards were played on the anvil. They also held meetings of the Ribbon men there.
Tommie Kindelan was famous for making pikes. The pikes were hid all around the forge.
One day he shod an ass with the back of the shoe to the front.
Every time you went to the forge he charged a penny dearer each time.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 14:22
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The tailors of long ago used to make the clothes in the people's houses. When they had to make a suit of clothes for anyone they went to the person's house and stayed till they had the clothes made. They charged six shillings for making a suit.
The tailors brought a goose and a lap-board.
The goose was the name of the iron for pressing the clothes and the lap-board was a board for spreading the cloths upon.
The dress-makers were called manti-makers long ago.
Charles Lynch of Seeorum, Beglieve, Bailieboro, Co Cavan was a weaver and Thomas Monagham of Threecaragh, Bailieboro, Co Cavan was another. The latter was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 10:27
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sign of frost. When the sky looks clean it is a sign of frost.
Wind-Signs.
The west and south winds generally bring rain to our district, and the north wind brings snow or frost. The east wind brings diseases of different kinds from the countries in the east.
Old beliefs
In my district some of the old beliefs about the weather are; if it rains on the first twelve days after Christmas it will rain the twelve months of the year. Another belief is; if it rains on St Swithin's day or on the fair of Bunlahy it will rain for forty days and forty nights.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 10:23
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There are five fairy forts in my district. They are called fairy forts and they are all situated in the townland of Corlislea. All the forts are in view of one another.
The forts are circular in shape. There is a fence of earth around them and at every one there is one lone bush growing. There is a pass going into every fort.
It is supposed that it was the Danes who built these forts. The Danes were supposed to be connected with the forts and the fairies lived in them.
The owners of the land in my district labour the forts every year.
only what he stooked himself was there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 10:19
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One night Patrick Keogh was coming across fields at half past ten. He stood to hear music coming after him and he followed it. When he was a while following it the place got as black as pitch and he could not get out of the field. He had to stay there in the field until morning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 10:15
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I live in the townland of Aughaconey, the parish of Crosserlough, the County of Cavan and in the barony of Clon-Mahon. There are about forty one people and eleven families living in Aughaconey. the family names most common are Galligan and Smith. The most common type of house in my townland is the thatched house. There are five people over seventy living in my district. The know no Irish but one man named Bartely Galligan tells English stories.
About thirty years ago there were more houses in my townland than there are now. Those houses were owned by McGuires, Fitzpatricks, Lees and Tweedys but the houses are now in ruins. McGuires and Fitzpatricks went to America and the other families died.
The land is hilly and there is one river flowing through the townland called Aughaconey river.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 10:10
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The 13th of June in the year 1894 was a very warm day. About two oclock it started to thunder and lightening flashed.
There came a whirl wind with the thunder and lightening that swept houses, ricks of hay, and straw through the country. It also swept ricks of turf out of the bogs and fires that people had in bogs to cook their meals it swept them miles up in the air. The tornedo or wind crossed Aughaconey and across Cormeen out through the bogs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 10:05
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On the sixth of January 1839 there was a wind storm all over Ireland. It lasted for one night and it was known as the big wind. On that night the town of Ballinagh was burned. It is said a man was teaming a pot of potatoes outside the door and the wind got in and blew the fire through the house. The house caught fire and the houses convenient were all burned.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 10:02
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On the 26th of March 1875, there was a very big wind storm. There was harm done in our district during this big wind and cocks of hay were blown a mile and a half away.
This wind storm lasted for two days and it killed stock. There were trees knocked across the road and no people could go passed them until the trees were lifted up. On that night there was hay owned by Thomas Cowan of Shannow burned by the lightening and on that night also there was a man killed by it in Aughaloora.
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2020-06-30 09:53
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Candle Making.
The way to make a rush candle is to get a good thick rush and peel off the 2/3s of the skin of it. Leave on a bit of skin so as to keep it together. Then leave it out in the sun for a couple of day's to season. Melt some grease in a grisset and dip the rush in it and the rush will soak the grease because it is dry. A grisset is a sort of a pan which was used long ago for mealting grease in for rush candles. The people long ago when they had the candle made used to put it in a candle stick about three feet high and there used to be prong's on it like plier's. A rush candle was the only sort of a light the people had long ago
Drawing
A grisset for melting grease in for rush candles.
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2020-06-30 09:44
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Before the thatching is started a small rake is got and some of the old thatch is raked off. Then fresh straw is pulled and put into handfulls. Then the thatcher gets scollops and break's them in the middle with a wooden hammer. He then goes up on the roof and puts a handfull of straw on the roof and putting scollop on every handfull. He then comes down to the eaves and according as he is coming down he is thatching. When he comes down to the eaves he goes back up to the top of the roof again. He keeps coming down and going up untill he has the roof thatched. When the thatching is finished long straws are hanging from the eaves. Thoes straws are cut off and line wire is put on it to keep the wind from blowing the thatch away. Then when the thatching is finished a barel of water is through on the thatch.
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2020-06-30 09:35
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He says the rent it must come down and that before one year.
VI
The Landlord and the Agent the both have cause to fright
They will never eject or turn you out or ask you for the debt
For if they do they will it rue, and wish they ne'er had said
Since the cheapest way to pay arears is with one ounce of lead
VII
The English Church it is let down and that with great disdain
Our Church is built upon a rock and there it still remains
We will elevate our temples great where ever they may be
And we will nobly decorate them everywhere and varnish them green.
VIII
Now to conclude and finish, good people one and all
I hope you won't be sorry for those Orangeman's downfall
For if they were able, there the boys would show the spleen
And no matter where you go my boys dont forget the Green
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-30 09:30
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Our farm is situated in the townland of Aughaconey, the parish of Crosserlough, the County of Cavan and in the barony of Clonmahon. There are twenty seven fields on our farm.
The "Three Cornered Field": The reason it is called the Three Cornered Field is, because there are corners in it and it is generally used for meadow.
The White Field: The reason it is called the White Field is, because it is covered with white grass.
"Kenny's Meadow": The reason it is called "Kenny's Meadow" is because long ago it was owned by a man named Kenny.
The "Coir Meadow": The reason it is called the "Coir Meadow" is, because it is a wet marshy field.
"Oldtown Meadow": The reason it is called Oldtown Meadow is because long ago there was an old town there.
The "Crockan": The reason it is called the Crockan is, because there are hills and hollows in it.
Eddie Reilly's Garden: The reason it is called Eddie Reilly's Garden is because long ago a man named Eddie Reilly loved there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:59
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There are two forges in our parish. One of them is owned by Mr. Thomas Lynch of Carrickaboy, Denn, and the other is owned by Mr. Connor OReilly of Crosskeys. Thomas Lynch's people have been smiths for three generations. Thomas Lynch's forge is situated on a public road, beside a crossroad and beside a public house.
The forge is a small black house with a thatched roof, and the door is of no particular shape. Inside in the forge there is one fireplace and over the fireplace there is a bellows for blowing the fire. The bellows were not made locally. The implements the smith uses are the anvil, bellows, hammer, pincers and sledge.
The smith shoes horses and asses but he does not make farm implements
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:51
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You Catholics of Erin's Isle attend unto my call
Until you hear of Europe's rise and Orangemen's downfall
If you were at Cavan meeting it's there you would have seen
Some thousands of our Irish boys, that boldly wore the Green.
II
To see them gathered on that day it was a glorious sight
Both young and old assembled there to speak for tenant's rights
Our noble Clergy did their best....... was brave.
They said "we'll gain it yet my boys" or fill all martyrs' graves
III
Going down through Cavan town we marched in grand array
We hoisted our banners to the air and played "St Patrick's Day"
Our drums did beat, our fifes did plog, most glorious to be seen
And its coming to the day my boys we'll boldly wear the Green
IV
Here's to our noble pastor, brave Father Mick I mean
From Keshel town to Kilnacrott he marched us in one train
We went on drill from Ardkill Hill without either sword or shield
Which caused him great rejouement boys when first we to the field.
V
And like wise Father Reilly, long may be live and reign
Over his worthy people in the parish of Drumlane
He was the man declared the truth, those tenants did him fear
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:39
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they are from the place, there names are Bob Landers, Paddy Flynn, and some others
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:38
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Travellers are not so plentiful in this place as in other places.
The name of the poor man that is going round this place is Tom Hussey. He is about seventy years of age. He has a stoop in his back.
He carries a stick in his hand because he has a lame step. He goes from house to house and he gets a penny or two pence at every house in that place.
There are others going round also but
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2020-06-29 23:34
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forbidden to hold public office, forbidden to enter a profession.
They were terrible times!
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:33
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No other country in the world suffered more than Ireland in the penal days.
No man could then have a horse worth more than five pounds. No priest could say mass in the church. No man could teach his children in a school.
If a man brought in a head of a priest, or teacher, or wolf he would get five pounds. He was forbidden the exercise of his religion, forbidden to purchase, forbidden to rent any land, that was worth more than thirty shillings a year; forbidden to read
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:31
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they would not let them across.
When the marriage feast was over they go to Cork or Dublin, and to many other places.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:30
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Marriages were different long ago to marriages now. They used then get married in their own house while people at this time get married in the church.
The priest used come to the house and get them married; he used stay there for an hour or so. The way they used to go to the church was in side-cars, and when coming home they used be men in the road watching those getting married who put ropes across the road and the bridegroom should give them money or
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:27
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or else the luck of the house would go.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:27
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Long ago about the time of St. Patrick there was a church in Keelmicada. 7
It now belongs to the Corridons. One night the monks saw a light over the sea and a Bishop named Erc said that St. Brendan was born. They went to see him the following day and they say they found him some place round Fenit.
To the east of Keelmicada there is a beautiful river running down and in the middle of it there is a beautiful blessed well.
Corridon people go paying
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:24
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"rounds" there. There is an old tomb outside the walls of the church and it is a Bishop is buried there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:23
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Long ago the monks lived at the church
of Keelmicada.
Near the church there is a bay called the "Bay or Lough of the Brothers"
Once there did some of Cromwell's soldiers come and they followed some of the monks and drove them into this bay over the cliff. As some of them fell in three stones like heads sprang up, which can be seen to this day.
Some people say to this day it was some other enemy came, and was searching
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:20
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There was a time when the people had to pay rent's to the landlord's, but the time is now changed. They evicted people out of their homes who were not able to pay the rents.
They were very hard on the poor people. They had the mountains preserved for game so that no one could take out a dog to hunt.
The landlord sold the lands and then the rent was reduced to the tenants on the land
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:18
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In the beginning of the great war Mr Crosbie sold his estate.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:17
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There are three graveyards in our parish, namely those in Keelmicada, Ballyheigue, and Glendahillon. Keelmicada belongs to the Corridons. One night the monks saw a light over the sea and a Bishop named Bishop Erc said that St Brendan was bron. Bishop Erc died and he was buried there. From that time the Corridon family only is buried there.
The dead people in general of the parish are buried in Ballyheigue graveyard. It is a very nice graveyard. There is a protestant
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:14
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church built in the middle of it.
There is a place for the Catholics to be buried and there is another place for the protestants. There is another burying ground at the north side of Ballyheigue, namely Glendahillon. It is a burying ground for children under a half year.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:12
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There are many forges there long ago, but there are only two there now, namely Patrick Cantillon's and John Casey's. Patrick Cantillons forge is built in Maulin, and the other forge is built in Ballylangane.
Forges are very useful to us because in them, the smiths shoe our horses. They work in the open when they are ironing wheel's. They make a fire outside in the open.
They work inside when they are shoeing horses. The door
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:09
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is the shape of a horse shoe so that the people passing would know that it is a forge. They make horse shoes gates, and mend ploughs, and harrows and do all things connected to iron in them. The forges are thatched. They are built near the side of the road.
There is only one fire usually in the forge, but some times you would see two fires, and two smiths working together.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 23:06
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The name of my home district is Glenderry. It is very nice place in which to live. There is a school in my district. There are twenty houses in Glenderry. Higgins is the most plentiful name in this district. Some of the houses are thatched; others have iron roofs, and others slate.
There are more houses there now than long ago. The sea is near our district. There is a "Rocket House" and a pump in my district. There are about a hundred people living in the district.
There are not many old people in this
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2020-06-29 23:03
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place.
They had a good deal of Irish in olden times and not very mush English. This place is about two miles in length and a half a mile in breath. There were a great deal of woods there long ago, but there are no tree's there now.
There is a graveyard at the west side of this district in which only one family, the Corridons, are buried.
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2020-06-29 22:59
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ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 22:58
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iongantais creidigidh mbliadhan innseócha
meabrach sgannradh innseacht chuimhnuigh máighistin comhluadhar gcaitheamh
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 14:37
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The governing body of Elphin grammar school was the Landlord of the townlands of Killcross and Beglieve. These townlands being given as grant to the School by Bishop Hudson. He was a good Landlord. He never evicted anybody. He was in the country for over fifty years.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 14:36
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Long long ago a man caught a fairy in it under a white thorn ditch and he asked the fairy where was the crock of gold. The fairy told him to look around and he (aske) did not look around. Then the fairy told him that it was under a palm tree. The man went home, got the spade, dug at the tree and found there a box with a hammer and a glass shoe in it.
Once a man was in Cappy fort after dark and he could not get out of it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 14:33
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There are many forts in the country namely, Cappy fort, Lisdonan fort, Knockbride fort, and Lisgar fort.
I was in Cappy fort and Lisdonan fort. There are a lot of trees, whin, broom, holly white thorn, briers, and wild flower and Crabh trees in Cappy fort.
There are five gaps on it. There are a lot of stumps of trees in it.
People used to light fires in it on Easter Sunday and boil eggs in it.
Long ago people said that forts were the homes of the fairies.
The fairies used to play music and dance in it
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2020-06-29 14:30
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his father. Soon he became a lunatic. The agents did the work for a whiole after his fdeath.
As old Lord Garvagh didn't (prees) press the tenants so they were in arrears. Some of them had three or four years rent to pay. If they didn't pay they would be evicted.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 14:28
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Up to about thirty years ago the estate of Seeorum was owned by a landlord named Lord Garvagh. He lived in Co Derry. He was a good landlord and the tenants liked him. This landlord loved about seventy years ago.
In Summer he built a Summer house at Seeorum lake and he used to stay there for weeks at a time.
Some men made poiteen in it in Winter and that vexed him and he got the house pulled down.
There was very few evictions under this landlord. When he died, his son became owner. He was not as good as
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 14:26
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The name of the Landlord who ruled Skeagh was Sir. Robert Hudson. He was not a good Landlord for he gave a lot of money he Collected to a grammar school in Roscommon. Some of the people who lived in Skeagh now live in Beglieve as living in Beglieve was easier then.
The Landlord came from Bray Co. Wicklow.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 14:23
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There are five forges in this Parish, namely Mr Clarke's of Canningstown, Mr Gargan's of Seeorum, Mr Dowd's of Knockbride East, Mr Lynch of Turfad and Mr Clarke's of Tullywaltra. Three of theese families were blacksmiths many generations back.
There is a cross road and a river at Mr Gargans, also at both Mr Clarkes.
There is one special room for the blacksmith's work. The blacksmith's bellows is heart shaped. It is made of iron and leather. There is a pipe going from the bellows to the fire.
(These is) Theese are some of his tools, a malet, a pincers, a buffer, a hammer, a chisel, a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-29 14:19
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About fifty or sixty years ago the people ate three meal every day. In the morning they had a breakfast of porridge, at noon they had potatoes and buttermilk, or if not they ate gruel, and at night they ate porridge.
The children brought oaten bread to school. At hallow e'en they had boxty bread. A travelling woman told mrs. McEnroe Killcross, Beglieve, Bailienoro, to buy a quarter of tea and make a sup of it for herself every morning. Long ago the potato basket was hung on the wall. The people bought meat some time before Christmas and salted its to keep it fresh for Christmas day. Turnips, cabbage, parsnips and parsley.
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2020-06-29 14:13
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Marriages take place at any time of the year except in lent or Advent. It is said that if two brothers or two sisters get married in the same year it is unlucky. There are no matches in this district.
Money is always given as dowry. It often depends on the kind of place that the bride is going to. If it is a small place they get about £100 or less. Long ago marriage took place in the house, because it was the custom priest came and married the pair. Straw-boys visit the house after a marriage. They dress themselves in old rags and hats so that they will not be known
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2020-06-29 14:05
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Then by His orders you were headlong driven
And dismissed for ever from the gates of Heaven
Without resistance you were put to flight
And all was lost in that disastrous fight.
Then you and all the faithless Angels fell
Down a vast space to a place called Hell
There to remain in long perpetual woe
Endless pain in the dark shades below.
Come, skulking Satan, correct me now
But sir, you can't because you know not how
For I have truth and reason on my side
You have deception, vanity and pride.
And I maintain before your fatal fall
There was no such thing as any sin at all
This is a truth concludes and covers all.
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2020-06-29 13:37
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The following verses were written about the year 1826. There was a farmer named John Tennyson who lived near the poet. He kept a boar that roamed at will about the roads. His tusks grew remarkably long, so long that they looked like horns. At the same time there was an Excise man or gauger named Breakey whose duty was chasing after stills and poteen makers, also taking up yarn in the markets. Yarn was dear at the time and for years he robbed the popular industry of the poor. He seized all the yarn he could lay hands on without restraint
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2020-06-29 13:30
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The Poet replied to Satan
False, ranting Satan, I have heard enough
Of your deceitful, low, bombastic stuff.
In all your flights you did not tell
Of your descent and why you fell
You did not tell by verbal word or pain
You were the first invented mortal sin.
Low cunning creatures dead to truth and shame
You have no right created man to blame.
For sin in you was far more heinous than
Ten thousand errors in clay-built man.
You were an angel of superior light
Face to face in the Almighty's sight,
A spotless spirit, all perfect pure
No flesh to tempt, no object to allure.
And yet you fell from that elevated state
By your own pride and sordid self conceit.
Not pleased with all the glory you enjoyed
You have rent yourself and others you destroyed;
Your false deceitful agitating tongue
Persuaded angels to act base and wrong
And joined with you your errors to maintain
When you vainly thought ascendancy to gain;
But Almighty powerful and supreme
Soon terminated your vain, wicked scheme.
He called St. Michael and he bid him go
And give you one decisive sweeping blow
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2020-06-29 13:20
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mooreland abound in fish and birds and we enjoy boating on the lake which reaches almost to the door. The turf is taken in horse drawn barges from the bog. The Brookes are buried in Kelly's Churchyard at Mullagh. There is a book of Prose and Poetry composed by Henry Brooke and dedicated to his sister Anna entitled "Brooke-Anna". This volume is in possession of the Mortimer family at Lakeview Mullagh, or of Mr Chambers solicitor Bailieboro or of Mr Charles Smith Longfield Mullagh.
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2020-06-29 13:15
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Long ago when children were starting to go to school was the time they wore boots. That was about six years of age. The boots of that time were made by a local shoemaker. Shoemakers were very plentiful at that time. There were six shoemakers in the townland of Drumderg, Lurgan, and eight in a smaller townland at Billis. The shoes were hand sewn and very strong.
There was a pair of them in a house in Virginia, until a few years ago. ladies shoes were made in some kind of a factory at the Billis.
I have heard that water used or washing the feet when put on plants is very good and encourages growth. The bark of the oak-tree or vinegar is put in water to harden soft feet.
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2020-06-29 10:28
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of iron stuck in the ground with a bolt on top. Sitting on top of the bolt there is a round cement circle in which the smith puts the nave of the wheel when shoeing it. A big fire is then put round the iron to reden it. When the iron is red the smith takes it out and hammers it on to the wheel. He then gets water and throws it on to the wheel. He then gets water and throws it on the wheel to tighten the shoeing on it.
The smith of Clarboy, he is said to have the cure of the toothache. If a person who had the toothache went to the forge and asked a nail to be made for God's sake, the smith would make the nail. The person would put the nail in a lone bush and as long as the nail was in the bush the person would never have the toothache.
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2020-06-29 10:23
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There are four forges in our parish. The names of the smiths are Lynchy of Clarboy, McKiernan of Crosserlough, Ford of Kilnaleck and Smith of Kilnaleck. Mr Lynchie's people have been smiths for seven generations and all generations of the McKiernans have been smiths.
My Lynchie's forge is situated in a long lane from the road. It is not near a crossroads but there is a river flowing past it.
The forge is a small thatched house and the door is of no special shape. In the forge there is one fireplace and over the fireplace there is a bellows which was made locally. The implements the smith uses are hammers, pincers, bellows anvil sledge, rasp, step, and a knife for dressing the horse's hooves.
The smith shoes horses and asses but he does not shoe cattle. He does not make farm implements.
When the smith is putting shoeings in the wheels of acts he does it in the open air. Outside the forge door there is a cement circle with two pieces of iron in the centre and it is on this that the smith shoes wheel of carts. Those two pieces of iron in the are called the lever. A lever is two pieces
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2020-06-29 10:07
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IV~
While in the cities of great fame
Each season of the year.
The buildings and the monuments
The same they will appear.
But when our first Spring's flowers are gone.
There's others springing still
Each Summer brings fresh flowers
To deck old Rathskeagh's hill.
V
And when the Autumn's flowering crops.
Gives all a golden hue.
While all is dark and dreary shops
In that city praised by you.
And Winter brings its joys so bright
When the snow each crevice fills.
In some thatched cot we danced all night
On dear old Rathskeagh Hill.
VI
Dear friends when ye come visit us.
Grand sights to you we'll show
The cave projecting oe'r the bog.
Four hundred feet below.
St Bridget's ruins amid the trees
In a dale the hills within
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2020-06-29 10:00
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The leaves disturbed not by the breeze
In Holy Temple Lynne.
VII
The waters clear of Rackavar it us [?]
Leaves bright sand in its track.
While your Liffey waters, Mike agradh,
Are muddy, foul and black.
And in the Spring when small birds sing
And young lambs sport and play
No bird you'll hear to delight your ear
Nought but the watchdog's bay.
VIII
Each evening fine as we go out.
We can hear the small birds sing.
While in your city all is foul
With tramcars noisy ring.
I now conclude by telling you.
I must describe its grandeur still.
For I mentioned only very few.
Of the sights of Rathskeagh Hill.
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2020-06-29 09:12
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We're the only horse in it Brian Og
If you don't they'll surely bate me.
And with curses they'll ill trate me.
And my boss will always hate me Brian Og
VI
No, no, I'll never do it Heather Breeze.
This race I'll make you rue it, Heather Breeze.
And I will stop your boasting
For while your pride is roasting.
My victory they'll be toasting Heather Breeze.
Note
'The poems Rathskeagh Hill', 'The Rathskeagh Football Song' and 'A Challenge Race in Ballymore' were collected by Fintan Jordan of Rathskeagh. The name of the man who wrote them is James Loughlin of Rathskeagh. He is still alive.
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2020-06-29 09:06
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Oh, you sickly lazy hairy divil, Brian Og
You, who used to be so civil Brian Og.
When I saw you look so donny [?]
It made me feel all funny.
Faith, 'tis you who nearly done me, Brian Oge.
II
All is not gold that glitters. Heather Breeze.
Your sleek coat could tear to flitters Heather Breeze
Your rider watched you tremble
And laughed at you frequently.
As your neck he patted gently. 'Heather Breeze'
III
'Oh I thought him only joking Brian Og
At my sides I felt him poking Brian Og
These jockeys how I hate them.
My limbs they cruelly beat them.
I thought he'd dislocate them Brian Og
IV
There'll be money lost upon you Heather Breeze
'Tis yourself that brought it on you Heather Breeze
But hot for you I'll make it
And the race I'll surely take it
On that my life I'll stake it Heather Breeze.
V
Oh wont you let me win it Brian Og
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2020-06-29 08:56
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VI
When the ball was thrown in what a rush they make.
Smarted boys you never have seen.
These men you know make no mistake
Who are dressed in the dark and green.
VII
And Farrell brave stood in the goal.
And on the backs were seen.
Mac Knight so true, and Nally too.
And Ellife in the dark and green.
VIII
In the forwards Keegan and Murray stood
As firm as Rathskeagh rocks.
Young Mac Knight and Hoare well did they work.
Like faithful true 'Shamrocks'.
IX
Conlon and Moran fought and scored.
The best you ever have seen.
Scally and Jordan the wings kept clear.
And got cheers for the dark and green
X
Hoare and Sheridan bravely fought
OLoughlin scored his points like shocks.
With Conlon & Jordan he victory brought.
To Rathskeagh's Bold 'Shamrocks".
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2020-06-28 23:24
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The azure skies looked bright and clear.
And the "Shamrocks" hearts were gay.
The people cheered for the dark and green.
As they marched out to the fray.
II
Golden shamrocks for their crest.
They are watched with interest keen
And the heart that beats within each breast.
Loves the little shamrocks green.
III
Yes they loved that dear little emerald leaf.
More than scented flower knots
So on their breasts in bold relief.
They wear the gold shamrocks.
IV
When the ball in thrown in what a rush they make
Smarter lads you never have seen.
These boys you know, make no mistake
Who are dressed in the dark and green.
V
Those men you will see ere the play is done,
Can fight like bold game cocks.
No Rathskeagh boy the ball will shun.
They are St Patrick's bold 'Shamrocks'.
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2020-06-28 23:11
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About twenty years ago on Saturday the last day of July there was a great thunder storm in my district. It was a very close dark hot day.
Before the storm a great darkness appeared in the sky. At fire oclock that evening the storm began and it lasted until eight oclock that night.
There was damage done to people, and cocks of hay in meadows in this district were burned by the lightning. In the townland of Ballintemple a girl was struck by it and it is said that only she was barefooted she would have been killed.
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2020-06-28 23:08
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back of a person's neck and carry it as long as he has the toothache.
Animal Cures.
Blains
The cure for blains is to bleed the animal
Black Leg.
The cure for black leg is to put a piece of copper wire through the animal's leg.
Blood-murrain
The cure for the blood-murrain is to keep the animal in, and give him medicine.
Reelers
The cure for reelers is to cut a piece off the animal's tail.
Stomach ache.
The cure for stomach ache is to give the animal hot buttermilk and soda.
Ring -worm.
The cure for the ring worm is to rub black polish on it and when it is dry to rub unsalted butter on it.
The "Hooves".
The cure for "hooves" is to keep the animal in a house and give him cabbage water.
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2020-06-28 23:07
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back of a person's neck and carry it as long as he has the toothache.
Animal Cures.]
Blains
The cure for blains is to bleed the animal
Black Leg.
The cure for black leg is to put a piece of copper wire through the animal's leg.
Blood-murrain
The cure for the blood-murrain is to keep the animal in, and give him medicine.
Reelers
The cure for reelers is to cut a piece off the animal's tail.
Stomach ache.
The cure for stomach ache is to give the animal hot buttermilk and soda.
Ring -worm.
The cure for the ring worm is to rub black polish on it and when it is dry to rub unsalted butter on it.
The "Hooves".
The cure for "hooves" is to keep the animal in a house and give him cabbage water.
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2020-06-28 23:03
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Burns.
The cure for a burn is to rub soap or lamp oil to it if a person licks a black snail he has the cure of a burn.
Sore Throat.
The cure for a throat is to put roasted salt into a stocking and tie it round the person's neck until it is better.
To stop a bleeding.
The cure to stop bleeding is to put a cobweb on the cut.
A bleeding nose.
The cure for a bleeding nose is to put a penny at the back of your tongue or to put a cold stone at the back of your head.
Burns
Another cure for a burn is to get the first snow of the year and let it melt and put it on the burn.
Boils.
The cure for a boil is to rub sugar and soap on it.
Thrush
A child who never saw its father has the cure for thrush
Jaundice.
The cure for jaundice is to boil nettles or dockings and drink the water.
Toothache
The cure for toothache is to put a round stone on the
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2020-06-28 22:54
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Rash
The cure for a rash is to put butter on it and let the dog lick it.
Mumps
The cure for mumps is to put the asse's winkers on the person who has the disease and bring him round the pigsty three times saying the words "muicneac muicneac sin agat do leicneac."
Warts.
The cure for warts is to rub a snail to them and hang him on a bush and when the snail is withered the warts will be gone.
Stys on Eyes
The cure for a sty ion a person's eye is to point nine gooseberry thorns at it for nine mornings fasting.
A Cold
The cure for a cold is to drink hot buttermilk with sugar on it.
Chuincough
The cure for the chincough is, if anyone had a pie-bald pony and if that person gave the person who was sick anything he would be cured.
Measels.
The cure for measels is to boil nettles roots and take a glass of the juic every morning fasting
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2020-06-28 22:48
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Our farm is situated in the townland of Carrickabawn, in the parish of Crosserlough, in the County of Cavan and in the barony of Clonmahon. There are seventeen fields on our farm.
The Quarry Hill: It is called the Quarry hill because it is a hill with a quarry on it. The names of the other fields are; The Little Rock, The Well Field, The Half acre, The "Shock Field", the Three Cornered Hill, The Bog Bottom and the Drainy Meadow.
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2020-06-28 22:46
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Our farm is situated in the townland of Kilnacreeva in the parish of Denn, in the County of Cavan and in the barony of Clonmahon. There are twenty four fields on our farm.
Bran's Acre: The reason it is called Bran's acre is, because long ago there lived a man named Brennan and he had an acre of land there.
The Golden-Rock: The reason it is called the Golden Rock is, because it was thought long ago that there was a crock of gold hidden there.
Clar: The reason it is called Clar is, because it is a big level field.
Flax Hole Field: The reason it is called flax hole is because some time ago there grew flax in it.
The Whinny Field: The reason it is called that is because it is covered with whins.
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2020-06-28 22:40
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Our farm is situated in the townland of Ardlougher, in the parish of Denn; in the county of Cavan and in the barony of Clonmahon. there are twenty fields on our farm.
The Meadow: The reason it is called the Meadow is because it is generally used for meadow.
White Park: The reason it is called White Park is, because it is covered with white grass.
Galley's Meadow: The reason it is called Galley's meadow is because it is used a for meadow and there are two other small hilly field's called Briany's hills.
"Three Cornered Field": The reason it is called the Three Corner Field is, because there are three corners in it.
The Big Hill: The reason it is called the Big Hill is because there is a big slope on the top of it.
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2020-06-28 22:35
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Mr Russel and Charles Sullivan the prisoner did defend
The cross-examiner spoke for hours, the jury sat in gloom
But still they found a verdict that sent ODonnell to his doom
The judge he passed a sentence in a voice bout low & weak
ODonnell asked permission for a little while to speak
Judge Demmond said "you are too late", ODonnell did loudly cry
Three cheers for dear old Ireland; United States Good-bye.
IV
The warders gathered round him; they took him beneath the floor
The door soon closed behind him; poor ODonnell was seen no more
This man will be remembered all o'er the would you see
He was hanged on December the 17th in the year of eighty three.
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2020-06-28 22:22
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I
In bleak December in Newgate jail O'Donnell was put to death
His fate will cause in Ireland a pang of deep regret
By the common hangman's hand he died and his soul had scarcely fled
When the black flag it was hoisted to tell is he was dead.
Some thirty thousand Irish hearts were beneath the wall outside
While the men all solemnly knelt in prayer and the women bitterly cried
Saying this poor Irishman is gone as others went of late
And Ireland will for ever remember ODonnells fate.
II
He was born in the county of Donegall, his age was forty eight
When poverty came upon him he was forced to emigrate
He settled in America that land of liberty and he learned to love the stars & stripes, the banner of the free
He never forgot old Ireland her woods or valleys green
He joined the Fenian brothers, who for freedom's sake I mean.
He started on a voyage and scarcely was afloat when he found Cary was a passenger he shot him on the boat
They then took him a prisoner and put him on for trial
For the shooting of James Cary he gave them no denial
III
They then took him to England, tried him in London town
When Carey's son gave evidence, with others for the Crown
Judge Dermound sat upon the case from the opening to the end
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2020-06-28 22:13
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About fifteen years ago there was a man who kept a good number of cows. It is said that when he churned he got no butter on the milk and he did not know what was the cause of it. In Summer when the cows were out at night he used to go early to look at them.
One morning when he went to see them a hare ran from between the cows. He wondered to see her there. Next morning he went back and saw her again and he told the neighbours about it. Sometime later he met a man on the road and he told him what had happened. This man told him to hunt the hare with a black hound without a white hare on him and he would get back his butter. Next morning he got the hound and chased him after the hare. It is said that the hare went for the direction of the Fairy Harriet's house. She had a hole under the door and it is said when she was going in the hound bit her on the leg. After that the doctor was called in and
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2020-06-28 22:03
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is impossible to read them.
There are not many monuments in this district nowadays, but they were in it long ago.
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2020-06-28 22:02
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There are not many monuments in this district. There is one in Chapelfinnerty graveyard which is about a mile or so from this place.
There was a priest living in it, and his name was Father Finnerty. He was buried in it, and there was a tomb or monument put over him.
There are a couple of stone monuments in Caltra graveyard, and it is about four miles from this locality.
In the County Sligo there are cairns of stones put over the kings and queens of long ago. They may be there for years and years.
There is a graveyard near this school, and it is called "the belloos" There are stones standing up in it, and there is writing on them.
Some of the old ffrenches of Castleffrench were buried in it, and the cause of that is supposed to be that they were killed fighting in a duel, and could not be buried in consecrated ground.
The wiriting is very old, and it
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2020-06-28 21:53
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cat is guarding the gold also. Nobody ever cut the tree that is growing on the fort, as they were afraid that the fairies would harm them.
Some people are afraid to pass there at night, as they are afraid of the fairies.
My father told me that his father told him that he saw the fairies standing on the tree one night. He said they stole a young child from a neighbour's house one night also.
The people found many caves in the fort once, but they never got the pot of gold. There were some people searching for the gold once, but they did not get it, and the fairies captured one of them.
The man who was captured was never seen again, and it is believed that the fairies killed him. Nobody went searching for the gold since that man was killed.
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2020-06-28 21:44
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If a person had a sprained hand they would get alright by letting a running stream over it.
"Head ache"
There was a certain woman that used to measure the head with a string, and say some prayers while doing so, then the head ache would go.
"Fits"
If a person had fits the cure was to go to a fort and get three bones, then to boil them in milk and give the milk to the person that would have the fits.
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2020-06-28 18:26
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noticed a candle lighted in the church it was about half past twelve and as it was unusual to see a light there at such an hour, he went into the church to quench the candle, when he went in he went to the rail and knelt down a short distance from where the candle was, just as he stood up to quench it, somebody put his hand around it and quenched it.
He notice that the hand was black.
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2020-06-28 18:22
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A short distance from the school there is a field. Long ago it was said that from half past twelve until morning a football game used to be played in it. There were two men who said that they would stay up on
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2020-06-28 18:21
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of the stock and he thought it was someone's cow that broke in to his own, he went out next morning and the white cow went out in Coolmeen lake and disappeared.
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2020-06-28 18:16
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There was another man whose uncle was sick and he went to do his jobs for him, when he was feeding the stock it appeared that there was a strange white calf in the stable, it was not tied. He put his hands around the calf to tie him, and he could not feel but could see him.
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2020-06-28 18:14
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A few years ago, when a man was coming from a visit, he
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2020-06-28 18:13
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in the form of an eel.
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2020-06-28 18:13
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There was once a man coming from a fair at twelve oclock at night, he was walking along the railway line, he saw a light in the distance, he stood waiting for the light to come, thinking he would have company home. When the light reached him it passed him out quickly and went into a sandpit.
When it passed him out he noticed it had two legs and no head.
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2020-06-28 18:10
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supposed to protect the house from lightning.
Dandelion - grows on a fence and when it is pulled and boiled it is very good for indigestion.
'Sour leaf'- grows on the side of a fence and is very nice to eat.
'Dockets' are very plentiful people pull them for bonhams.
'Nettles' are also very plentiful people boil them for hens and turkeys.
"Fairygrass" grow in a meadow-field and it is the sign of a good crop.
Lady fire fingers" is a great cure for wild fire.
Maginacompany" grows in a cabbage garden and the root of it is good for a sore foot.
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2020-06-28 18:00
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The most harmful weeds any herbs that grow on the farm are - In some tillage fields where oats is growing a herb grows called "praísge" it does a lot of harm to the crop.
"Blackheads" grow in a meadow field, and are very bad for the crop.
"Moonógs" grow in the bog, they are about the size of a haw and are very nice to eat but are very scarce.
"Buacaill tighe" grows on the walls of an old ruin it would cure a sick cow.
"Rugall Riog" grow under a wall and would cure a sick calf.
"Bucaill an Bhalla" grows in the gable of an odd house and is
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2020-06-28 12:05
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kind of trade will I learn,". "Anything you like," was the reply, "but spend a year learning it, and then you shall have my daughter." "I'll learn to make those fancy baskets, will it do?" "It will." After a year the man came back, bringing one of his baskets with him, and he and the girl got married, and went off to America. They were only three days on sea when the captain fell in love with her. The men were going to throw her husband into the sea; but she made them throw him on an island, where he had no food and no company, only wild beasts. He spent a year there, and no one rescued him. One day the captain of a ship pointed a gun at him, and he went on his knees apoligioing. Not one would know him
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2020-06-28 12:00
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My old story-teller told me this story yesterday when I visited him. Here it is. Once upon a time it was neither in your time nor in mine, the houses were thatched with pancakes, the streets paved with penny loaves, turkeys drunk wine, pigs smoked tobacco, the robins built their nests in the old men's beards, a black pig ran up and down through Peter Street, in Westport, a knife and fork, stuck in her hams crying out, who would eat her. I wish those times were now. There was a blacksmith who had one daughter, and there was a lord's son talking to her, and the blacksmith told him that he did not want him talking to his daughter, and I will never give my daughter to any man but one who has a trade. What
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2020-06-28 11:49
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months in jail. The man said he would not go until he'd see the boss.
The girl went and told the boss, who was asleep, and he got up quickly, The first words he said to the Irishman were, "Don't you know that I'll give you three months in jail for asking work at my door. The Irish said, "Its not work I want but you to learn me the Lord's Prayer." "Oh such an Irishman as you not to know, "The Lord's Prayer". "I had it but I forget it," said the Irishman.
"Say after me," said the minister, "Our father, ete, etc. The minister said it three times, then he told the Irishman to say it, but he went astray. The minister said it once again, and the
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2020-06-28 11:45
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One of my old story-tellers told me this story the other night. "There was a big farmer beyond in England, and he was a minister and a magestrate, and any Irishman that would come to his door to ask work he'd give him three months in jail.
And there were seven (men) Irish-men looking for work, and when they came opposite his house, one said, "I'll pay for a gallon of beer if anyone goes up and asks work". One man went up when he saw smoke in the house, and wrapped at the door. The servant-girl come and opened it, and told him to go away, or when the boss would come down, he would give him three
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2020-06-28 11:38
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for he was covered with hair from head to heels. But the captain took him to his ship and cleaned and shaved him, and questioned him, and when he had heard all he asked, "Have you any trade,." He gave him 7/6 to buy rods make baskets and sell them, and showed him the house where his wife lived. He sold the baskets, and saw his wife, at the window. She called him back to the house and bought two baskets, and wept. The said, "Madam, why weepest thou, or is it at me." She said, "No, I once had a husband who could make baskets like these." He answered, "I am your husband who was lost on the island." "You go now and bring your rescuer here, I'll give a party and all the "big knobs" will attend." She held the party and everyone turned up including the captain and the man. One
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2020-06-28 11:30
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person suggested, that the man of the house give a toast, but he said, "let the woman give it first." She stood up and said, "Laidies and Gentlemen, once I had a lock, but I lost the key, and I was forced to buy a new one, but now I have found the old lock and key and which of the two am I to take" The captain said, "Either will do," and she walked to this man, and tapped him on the shoulder, and said, "This is my old key and you are my new one." They were going to transport the captain but she said to leave him penniless, and the house and a fortune fell into the hands of the man on the Island. Beannact leat anois.
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2020-06-28 11:25
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One day a woman was walking along a road, and she met a minister who said, "I'll give you five pounds to let me sleep in your house to night". She consented, went further on her journey and met another minister, consented to his request, and also to a third, and got her £15. On going home she told her husband who said, "Ah Mary, mo chroidhe, I'll settle them, the devils, when they come, tell them to go to the room, and when they enter I'll kill them one by one." At 8.o.c. The first one arrived, and the woman said, "Go up there, and when he went to the door he was killed, the second got the same, and so also did the third and they were thrown under the bed. "Now", said the wife, "What shall we
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2020-06-28 10:12
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do with them. "I know man who will do anything for drink", said her husband, "and he'll drown them to night for us" He went to the man, who after a while consented to drown one minister as he thought. He came to the house, and brought one of the ministers to a river, shouting, "The devil drowning all the ministers," and everyone was afraid of their lives. He came back to the house after his journey to hear," He is back before you". Away he went again with the other minister, shouting as he went. Yet again, when he came back, he heard the news as before and he drowned the third. On his return he met a little lame minister, running, and he asked him where he was going. "Oh", said the minister
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2020-06-28 09:39
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and cart, puts out the manure and spreads it on the ridges. He gets one horse and ploughs the furrows. He puts a layer of clay on each ridge which is called labouring.
When the stalks are up the furrows are ploughed again for mould. (He puts) A layer of clay is put on the ridges which is called moulding. In June the stalks are sprayed to prevent blight.
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2020-06-28 09:36
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2020-06-28 09:36
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The season for country marriages will soon be here. Almost all country boys and girls marry between January and May. The old people make the matches for their sons and daughters. Long ago a hundred pounds was considered a ig fortune but now adays a girl must have at least two hundred
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2020-06-28 09:33
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pounds.
When a man is about to marry he sends another man to the girl's house to ask her. If she is pleased with the offer both parties arrange to meet in town where the match is made and the (weed) wedding day fixed. The night before the marriage takes place a dance is held in the bridge's home. All the neighbours and friends are invited. They have a great night's fun dancing singing and eating.
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2020-06-28 09:30
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till dawn. It is the usual custom to have a barrel or two of beer for the men and wine and whiskey for the woman. During the night the straw boys come and cause great trouble if they do not get drink. The morning after the wedding the bridalpair go to the church and get married. Sometimes they go away for a few days sightseeing. In the evening they return home to the
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2020-06-28 09:28
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young mans house and this was in olden times called the dragging home. The old customs are not carried out now. The young boys and girls make their own matches and have no wedding but spend there honeymoon in Galway or in Dublin.
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2020-06-28 09:23
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am I to do that." 'I will go into the chemist's and buy a bottle that will make you ill' said the solicitor. Before you enter the court drink it. The solicitor gave the bottle to him he drank it and as soon as his case was called he got ill. The judge thought that he had cholera and all rushed out of the court but the solicitor. The prisoner was sent to hospital.
That same night he stole out and when he reached
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2020-06-28 09:11
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About ninety years ago there was a dreadful disease in Ireland called cholera. A man named Mr Boland from Foxford was discovered to be plotting against the Government. His solicitor told him that he had only one chance and that was to get sick. Martin said to the solicitor. "How
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2020-06-28 09:09
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was another kind of bread which was used but it did not form part of the daily food. This is how it was made. Raw potatoes were scraped into shreds. The shreds were squeezed in a cloth. They were then put in a basin and mixed with flour and salt shaped in a cake ready to bake in the pan. Potato cakes were made frequently almost every night. They were made from the
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2020-06-28 09:05
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who was very old woman when she died always baked it on the tongs. The oatmeal cake was the wedding cake in those days. A special one was made for the marriage day. The old people has such faith in this cake that even the boys and girls going to America got a piece to help them on their journey and to keep away seasickness. It was also supposed to keep away the Féar gorta. "Boxty
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2020-06-28 09:00
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locality in those days. The shells of ground oats wh were steeped with some oatmeal and used as a drink expecially when the farmers were working hard. They also used it with their oatmeal porridge they drank it in wooden noggins. The oatmeal cake was made with water and meal and baked on the grid-iron. Some of the very old people baked it on the very hot part of the hearth stone or the tongs. My grand mother
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2020-06-28 08:55
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ground and ready for use. Almost every house had at least a few bags of oatmeal. The farmers in this district brought their oats to to Ballyvary mill and up to Glore mill near Kiltimagh. This was about twenty-five or thirty years ago. Further back there was a grinding stone about a mile from our village where the people brought their oats. There was not much wheat grown in this
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2020-06-27 23:07
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Old times have changed old manners gone." The old generations have passed away and with them their customs and habits. Our daily bread is no longer like theirs. The oat-meal cake was the chief food in those days. The farmers grew the oats and brought it to the mill, where it was
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2020-06-27 23:03
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He'd be put upon his comrade's
back and quickly be undressed
Then, Mick would get the stick
Of course you know the rest.
VI
They had no modern programme
And yet they knew a lot
And though they're dead their
knowledge spread
From the hedge-school to the cot.
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2020-06-27 23:01
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I
Near the gate of Ballyfeeney stood the famous old hedge-school
Beside the ash and sycamore a shady place and cool.
A purling stream flowed swiftly by
Its noise was never dead
Where many a hearty laugh was let
And many a tear was shed.
II
Twas ruled by Master Feeney
A learned man was he
He taught them from their childhood to learn their ABC.
The pupils all attended well
They were not slow or lazy
With their primers and their
their grammer and their
book called Reading-made-easy.
III
And woe be to the naughty boy
He'd get a great surprise
He'd be punished most severly for the fault of telling lies.
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2020-06-27 22:57
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number four.
Two miles from the halfway beyond in Cloonmore.
VII
When the work is all finished and bog roads are all made,
We will build a fire-station and erect a brigade
To save the turf and the hay from the danger of fire
And appoint a chief if the people desire.
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2020-06-27 22:55
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of the brave.
A well-known warrior there lies in his grave
With his head to Cloonshanagh and his feet to Mr Dillon.
He peacefully sleeps while we earn our shilling.
IV
Willie looks over the bog and he smiles
From a place called the "Dale-yard", across to the piles.
And he thinks of the days when he sought recreation.
Down by the river near Patrick's plantation.
VI
But now it's all transformed it's mapped and its (planed) planned,
There is a new bridge erected at Rattigan's land.
But the pillar is thrown that acted as guide.
And now it looks bleak on the Western side.
It was also a sign-post near bridge
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2020-06-27 22:51
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On the Big Bog of Allen I was talking to Stephen,
When the gangor arrived all the way from Kilteevan,
Who is this big man I have seen him before,
I have heard all about him from the boys of Cloonmore.
II
They say he is a poet of musical strain
But that won't sink a carway or make a bog-drain.
Burn's was a poet and he toiled like a Turk.
But every man on this bog, he must work.
III
There is no man exempt not a boy nor a man,
For the gangor is Kelly the boy from Kilaan.
Just at the entrance is the tomb
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2020-06-27 22:45
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a severe wetting which it seems didn't bother him much next day he was in bed and in less than a week dead of pneumonia. So none of the Croftons ever came again and the property is lately sold and the cattle and its farms passed into other hands.
Those who laughed about the Curse never referred to it afterwards. They seemed to get shock at the way things came to pass.
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2020-06-27 22:40
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Páirc na sgeice because there are several trees growing in it.
Páirc na Druma because the middle of it is very high.
Gort Phárruig because a man named Paddy owned it long ago.
Páirc an srutha because there is a stream running down by one side of it.
The angle because it has only three sides
Heights:-
Mullac a rinnce on the top of Carker, it is called that because the people long ago had a platform there and danced there every Sunday.
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2020-06-27 22:35
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rinnce.
Stones;
Carraig liath, in Browne's glen Mullin
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2020-06-27 22:34
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The names of the fields in our farm are:-
The raymeadow because it was first a ray.
The stony field because it is very stony.
The three cornered field because it has three corners.
The glen field; it is called the glen field because there is a glen running at the end of it.
The rushy field because it is covered with rushes.
The small field; the big ray; the high field.
The coarse meadow because there is coarse hay in it.
Páirc Mháire because it belonged to a woman called Mary.
Football because long ago the people used to kick football there.
The sports field because sports were held there
The sheep laca, sheep used to be kept there
Páirc an uisge; the white field, the black meadow
Glens:- Gleann a bhfear nóg; tuirín gantó [?] glen. Gleann Doimhin in Dineen because it is very deep. Gleann Ganbh.
Heights
The forge heights because the forge is built there. The steeple, Drom; Comar; Mullach a
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2020-06-27 22:26
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Páirc na Gamhna, one of Con Hugh OConnor fields, Coolnageragh. Páirc na Featha one of Miss Roche's fields, Bawnaskeehy. The Wild Goose, a big bog belonging to Tadg Roche. Anna.
The Long Rae, one of Donnaca Donnels fields Coolnageragh.
The Laca one of Mrs Hurleys fields Coonnageragh Craol na Spride in Pat Reidy's farm, Scrah Glens
Bawn a Gleanna and Gleann Da Hio [?] above Currow
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2020-06-27 22:21
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on the banks of the Main as trhat would buy out Kerry.
About a hundred years ago a man named Tom Luddy saw another man with a crock of gold in his hand after digging it out of the old Castle in Castleisland.
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2020-06-27 22:19
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a hundred pieces of gold.
Gold was never discovered in this district. Long ago when the fairies were numerous in Ireland a batch of them lived in a fort in Killarney. They had buckets of gold and valuable vessels. One night when they were asleep a man raided the fort and carried a very valuable vessel from them. He ran down to Ana Blátha with it and buried it there. He buried it in a field to the east of the school.
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2020-06-27 10:24
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There are many old prayers which were said by the old people and which were not put print. Some were said when going to bed and when getting up, when raking the fire, when beginning work, or when passing the Chapel.
Going to bed.
"As I lay down to take my sleep,
I pray to God my soul to keep.
If any evil happens me.
O blessed Lady waken me.
There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels on them spread
Mathew, Mark Luke and John,
God Bless this bed I lay down upon
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2020-06-27 10:11
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There is also another prayer which was said when going to bed.
"I ly down under the protection of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph to be my guide and a safeguard till morning.
In the morning
"Rise me O Lord from this bed in which I sleep to adore my God and labour for my soul.
For the holy souls#
The Lord have mercy on my fathers and mothers souls my brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, Godfather and god mother, grandfathers and grandmothers, friends and relations
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2020-06-27 10:09
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and all the poor souls that I am bound to pray for.
Going to work.
Jesus my Lord my God and my king.
Crown me with glory and keep me from sin.
And bless this day's work Im going to begin.
Morning offering. O my God my heavenly Father, I adore thee, I love thee, tis to please thee I now arise accept all my thought, words action, pains and sufferings of this day in union with those of Jesus Christ.
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2020-06-27 10:03
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While on earth the Holy Mary Mother of God take me as your Child give me your blessing. Preserve me from all sin and danger now and for ever Amen.
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2020-06-27 10:02
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Although this district is not all over pious they have some prayers which were never in print. As a rule they never start work or business without some prayer or aspiration.
Going to bed I lay my body down to sleep
I give my soul to God to keep
And If I die before I wake,
I pray to God my soul to take,"
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2020-06-27 10:00
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This prayer is also said,
'I lay my body down to sleep,
I give my soul to God to keep.
If any evil happen's me
O Blessed Lady waken me.
There are four corners on my bed.
There are four angels on them spread.
St. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
God bless the bed I lie down upon.
Before any work say,
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2020-06-27 09:58
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Jesus my Lord my God and my Kind.
Crown me with glory and free my from sin,
And bless this days work that I am going to begin
When getting up I rise from this bed for the love of thee.
Who died on the cross for the love of me,
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2020-06-27 09:53
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2020-06-27 09:52
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Before the closing of the day this prayers is said.
Creator thee we humbly pray. For Thy vaunted mery sake,
Thou us unto protection take.
Let nothing in our minds vain drems or phantoms of the night. Keep off the enemy that so our bodies no uncleanliness know.
This Jesus from a virgin sprung.
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2020-06-27 09:50
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Be glory given and praise his Son,
Then like to God the father be, O Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.
The blessing The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
The virtue of his sacred Passion,
The sign of His Holy Cross,
The purity and humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
The protection of the angels
The intercession of all the saints and the elect
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2020-06-27 09:47
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of God.
Be with me now and until the hour of my death sweet Jesus, Amen.
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2020-06-27 09:46
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in Anratabeg also.
On the market days people gathered into Lanesboro with their eggs and potatoes and butter. The market days was Monday when Longford buyers and bought their goods. The buyers gave money alone to the sellers.
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2020-06-27 09:44
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Are there are a lot of people poor in these parts they have to swop with things such as potatoes or oats or they give days working.
There was a great number of little shops around here in olden times. The most distinguished are; Carley's shop in Anratabeg, Flanagan's shop in Moneen afterwards Thomas Donohoes, Carrolls shop in Mount Cashel Pettits shop
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2020-06-27 09:40
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2020-06-27 09:40
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in olden times as well as now. Sometimes they gave people feather mattresses for old feather beds.
There was a man named Andy Carty who lived in Lanesboro. He went about to the houses and collected all the rags and gave in exchange to the housewife, needles, pins and hairpins. He sold those rags in the neighbouring town.
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2020-06-27 09:37
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New Year days was considered unlucky to leave out money on buying anything.
Not so long ago there was a market in Lanesboro. Every Monday it was held there but it it not held there now as it was stopped when hucksters started going round the country buying eggs and exchanging goods for them.
Peddlars came
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2020-06-27 09:35
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People also walked to Ballymahon to the woollen mill and got their yarn woven into blankets and frieze and carried home their goods. This is a distance of fifteen miles.
The women walked to Longford a distance of ten and sometimes twelve miles and carried fowl and sometimes a firkin of butter in a cleeve on their backs.
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2020-06-27 09:33
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Shops were not plentiful in olden times as they are now, but sometimes people went long journeys to buy and sell. People often went to the town after Mass to do their shopping.
Less than sixty years ago there were no draper shop in Lanesboro and people from Lanesboro walked to Roscommon to buy their clothes.
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2020-06-27 09:30
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of this district are buried in this district but people go a long distance to their native districts in order to be buried with their own people.
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2020-06-27 09:29
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graveyards. It belonged to the monks. It is said that when the monks were leaving it to go to the "Bawn" in Strokestown the walked two deep. When the first two monks were going into the "Bawn" they forgot a book they left after them. The news was passed back to the last monks and when the heard it they were only leaving the Abbey. This Abbey is part of the graveyards boundary.
My father tells me that worms never live in the graveyard.
Most of the people
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2020-06-27 09:26
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ground and the ground and the writing can hardly be recognized. The spelling is different from what is now such as the word "fond" it is spelled "fonde".
There is an old cross and it is made of iron. It belongs to the "tinker Caseys" who lived in Lanesboro. All the rest are made of stone. There is also a little press built into the wall in which the coffin is left. It belongs to the Banahans.
There is the ruin of an old Alley in Cloontuskert
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2020-06-27 09:23
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The Cloontuskert Graveyards is the nearest graveyard to my district. the walls round about it have an irregular shape. Ballyleague Church is the nearest Church to it. It is a flat graveyard and slopes in no direction. There are no trees growing in it.
There are no tomb stones in it. There are many monuments and crosses but none of them are very ancient. Some of the ancient ones can not be recognized because with age they have sunken into the
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2020-06-27 09:14
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on the houses, but instead a bag of hay was put in the window for the rain. The floors were made from clay or paved with stones.
Half doors were common in the olden times and are common still. The fires in olden times were generally made of turf. Oil was not used as light but rush candles were used instead.
Rushes were peeled and dipped in tallow and then they would light.
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2020-06-27 09:12
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
only a hole in the roof and a can in it to let the smoke out but the most of it did not go out at all. This fire was in the sidewall.
They front of the chimney was made from sticks woven in and out through each other and then plastered with yellow clay.
In many houses there was no glass in the small windows because if the put glass in them the Landlord would put a bigger rent
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-27 09:09
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