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2021-07-03 09:21
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in one corner and a feeding box in another.
The horses are bedded with straw and are given hay and oats to eat. The horses are brought to the forge to be shod. They are clipped be means of a machine called a clippers. We call the horses be whistling. We call the sheep by saying "Chow."
Before setting the eggs a nest is made in a box. First earth is placed in the bottom and a layer of straw is over the clay. There the setting of eggs is placed in this nest and the hatching hen lies on them. A setting of hen eggs usually consists of thirteen eggs. It takes three weeks to hatch hen eggs, and one month to hatch duck eggs and turkey eggs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-07-03 09:15
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There are six poles in the cowhouse and chains out of them. The cows are tied by means of those chains. The chains are placed round the cows necks and fastened to the poles. Long ago the people used to tie the cows horn to her leg, to prevent her from straying away or jumping ditches.
There are some customs connected with milking. Long ago the people used to use the first pail of milk for straining and the last milk or strippings are put into the cream crock. When the people had finished milking the would dip their fingers in the milk and make the sign of the cross on the cows hip to prevent the fairies from milking the cow.
The outhouse for the horses is called the horses stable. There are four stables in it, and between each two there is a passage leading to the hay loft. There is one window and one door in each stable. There is a manger
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-07-03 09:06
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The animals we keep at home are, horses cows, dogs, a cat, hens, ducks, geese, turkeys and a guinea hen.
The names of our cows are the grey, the black, and the big black. When we are driving home the cows in or out of the field we say "How." We also say "How" to the calves.
The outhouse for the calves is called the cowhouse. It is roofed with boards and overhead there is a hay loft. There is one door and two windows in it. On the roof there is a trap-door and by means of this door the hay is thrown down to the cattle and is given to them in mangers.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-07-03 08:55
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Q. Which animal has the most property to carry with him when he travells and which two have the least.
A. The elephant the most because he carries his trunk. the fox and the cock the least as they have only a brush and comb between them.
Q. Why is your nose in the middle of your face.
A. Because it is the scenter. (centre)
Q. Which would you rather die an Irishman or an Englishman.
A. An Irishman, because when you die they wake you.
Q. What's the best remedy for a smoky chimney.
A. Put the fire out.
Q. Why should a man carry a watch when crossing a waterless desert.
A. Because every watch has a spring in it.
Q. What is that which is often brought to table always cut but never eaten.
A. A pack of cards.
Q. What tune makes everyone glad.
A. For-tune.
Q. What is that which cannot run though it always has three feet.
A. A yard.
Q. What man wears the biggest hat.
A. The man with the largest head.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-07-03 08:48
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There once stood a house in the side of the road. When those people were going to have Mass said in their house. A few days before the priest came to say Mass a strange dog came into the house. The people thought he was one the neighbours dogs. The morning the priest came the people of the house couldent put out the strange dog so he ran under one the the beds in the room. So the priest came and he began to say Mass and the couldn't finish it. He started it again and he couldn't finish it again. Then the priest said that there was something in the house. And he went around to all the rooms and shook holy water under all the beds of the rooms and when he came to the room where the dog was under the bed and the strange dog went out in a blaze of lightning, and it is said it was the devil. Old people say that the devil used to appear to the people in the form of animals. Then the priest said Mass in the house and blessed the house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-07-03 08:40
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Q. Under the fire and over the fire and never touches the fire
A. A cake in an oven.
Q. What does a lady seek for but never wishes to find.
A. A hole in her stocking
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-07-03 08:39
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Q. It rises high it lies low it wears shoes but it how no feet.
A. A Football.
Q. Two Germans went into a shop one day. The shopkeeper asked them what relation were they. One of them said. I'm a father of that Germans son. What relation were they.
A. Husband and wife.
Q. The man that made it never used it, and (that) the man that used it never saw it
A. A Coffon.
Q. Tis green and damp and yet tis fit for King and Queen.
A grave.
Q. Londonderry, Cork and Kerry spell me that without a K.
A. That.
Q. A fellow met a fellow in a fellows field say's a fellow to a fellow what a fellow means. How many Fs in that.
A. No one.
Q. If there are thirty holes in a man's britches. What time is it.
A. Time to get a new one.
Q. Riddle me riddle me what is that over the head and under the hat.
A. The hair of the head
Q. As I went out a guttery gap. I met my Auntie Nora she had tember toes and Iron nose and one my word she would frighten the crows
A. A gun.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-24 08:41
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There lived a man a long time ago, and he had a famous hound. One day the man went out hunting down in his bog and the hound rose a hare in the heather. The hound was two or three hours after the hare and he did not catch him. About in a weeks time the man went out in feild of potatoes and in one of the ridges he remarked that he he saw the same hare as the first day. The hound was about two hours after the hare and he did not succeed in catching the hare. One day the man went to his well and he heard a voice saying go back in the field and in of the stacks of oats that there would be a hare laying one side of the stack and the hound would go after the him. When the hound would catch the hare, he would fall dead and that hare would be a witch
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-24 08:36
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A boy was returning home late one night from a party. His path lay along the Railway line. The night was very bright, and when he was nearing his home he had to cross a stile off the Railway When he was about to put his foot on the stile he saw a little women stting at the bottom of the it on the other side. When she saw him she ran away. On top of the stile was a beautiful comb. He could see it shining in the moonlight as it was of a golden colour. He put it into his pocket and took it home with him.
He was only just lying down on his bed when he heard the weird crying around the house. Someone came and tapped at his window. He got up and looked out through the window and saw the very same little woman which he had seen at the stile. Then he knew that it was the bhean sidhe and that she had come looking for her comb. So he raised the window a small piece and caught the comb with the tongs and put it out through the window to her. She grabbed tongs and comb and pulled them from him. Next day he found the tongs outside the window with the track of five fingers on it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-24 08:25
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Q. Why does the cow look over the wall?
A. Because she cannot look under it.
Q. Why does a hen pick a pot?
A. Because she cannot lick it
Q. What part of the cow goes out the gap the first?
A. Her breath
Q. Why does a tin-whistle?
A. Because a tin can.
Q. What two trees remind us most of the sea?
A. The Bay and the Beech.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-24 08:22
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A. Because it comes at the end of Lent
Q. What is the difference between an oak tree and a tight shoe?
A. One makes acorns and the other makes corns ache.
Q. Which is the easiest to spell Goose or Geese?
A. Geese, Because it is done with more ease (e's)
Q. What would a person do that God could not do?
A. A person could get up off a chair and let a better man sit down.
Q. A beggar had a brother, the brother died. What relation was the beggar to the brother that died?
A. A Sister
Q. Why does'n't the world come to an end?
A. Because it is round.
Q. What is the difference between a Bumble-bee + an Humble Bee?
A. There is no difference.
Q Riddle me riddle me randy O!
My father gave me some seeds to sow.
The seeds were black and the ground was white,
Riddle me that and I'll give you a pipe?
A The seeds were the writing pen and ink and the ground was the paper
Q. Why did Eve never get the measels?
A Because she'd Adam (had them)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-24 08:14
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A. Because the train is never behind time
Q. My first is in years but not in weeks
My second is in eyes and also in cheeks
My third is in Rat but not in mouse
My fourth is in cottage but not in house
My fifth is in shipping but not in sea
My sixth is in milk but not in tea
My seventh is in Saxon and also in Britain
My eight is in blind and also in curtain
My ninth is in deacon but not in dear.
My lot is a thing the every one has seen?
A. An aeroplane.
Q. What are the two most jealous letters in the Alphabet?
A. N. V.
Q. Why is a girl when darning her stocking like a cripple?
A. Because her hand is where foot ought to be.
Q. Which has the hardest work, tea or coffee?
A. Tea, because while the tea is drawing the coffee would be drank
Q. Who did Adam bring into the Ark?
A. Adam did not go into the Ark at all it was Noe
Q. Why is the letter 'T' like Easter?
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-24 08:06
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Q. What steps can never be climbed?
A. Footsteps
Q. What runs, but never walks?
A. A tap.
Q. When is a cow not a cow?
A. When she is turned into a field.
Q. Why is a mouse like hay?
A. Because the cat'll eat it
Q. What has four legs but flies?
A. Two birds.
Q. Why is a drawn tooth like something forgotten?
A. Because it is gone out of your head.
Q. Why should a poor man drink coffee?
A. Because he has no property. (proper tea)
Q. What three figures multiplied by 4 make 5?
A. 1 1/4
Q. Take away 1 from 9 and make 10?
A. IX stands for 9. Take away I and X ten remains.
Q. Multiply two figures to gether and make 1?
A. [?] times 1
Q. Can you put 2 and 2 together and make more than 4?
A. 22 (twenty-two)
Q. What three letters would frighten a burglar?
A. I.C.U.
Q. Why should an engine-driver never carry a watch?
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-16 06:32
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Q Head like a thimble tail like a rat you may guess everything but you will never guess that.
A A pipe.
Q What is like half the moon.
A The other half.
Q Twenty sheep went out a gap twenty more followed that the sheperd and his dog how many feet was that.
A Two feet.
Q As round as apple as deep as cup all the kings horses would not pull it up.
A The sun shining in a well.
Q Hoddy doddy with around buck boddy with a big flat hat what is that.
A A pot.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-16 06:27
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Q What two trees remind us most of the sea?
A The Bay and the beech.
Q How many bricks go the building of a house.
A None. they all have to be carried.
Q What is the difference between an oak tree and a tight boot
A One makes acorns and the other makes corns ache.
Q Riddle me riddle me what is that over the head and under the hat.
A The hair of the head.
Q Over the fire and under the fire and never touches the fire.
A A cake within in a oven.
Q A flock of white sheep on a red hill hear they go there they go now the stand stand.
A Teeth in your gums.
Q What would make more niose under a gate than a pig.
A Too pigs
Q What part of a cow goes out a gate first.
A Her breath
Q What wave does a ship never go through.
A A hair wave
Q Why does a hen pick the pot.
A Because she can not lick it.
Q Why does a cow moo over the wall.
A Because she can not moo under it.
Q Patches upon patches and no stitches.
A A head of cabbage.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-15 12:58
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is on fire and she get insid to the broom the water that washed the childre feet, outside the door and to bolt is.When she cme near the house she did as she was told, and after a while the women came back longing for revenge on the moman but the door was bolded they called on the broom and the water, but they said they were outside themselves 'well as ye, so then they had to go away, and the the woman to bed and she was never up late after that.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-15 12:53
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Once upon a time there lived a woman who had a large family and she used to have a lot of work to do, she used to card and spin a lot, and make and made her own flannels, and clothes for all her children so one time, she wanted to have a piece of flannen ready for a certean day and she would not be alye to reach to have it done. Three of her neghbors said they would come on a certian night to help [?] her, and they would stay up all night to finish it, so the night came and the woman put her children to bed and started at her carding, soon the women came as promised and she fell at the spinning, after a while she went to make the tea for them and she found she had no clean water in the house, so she ran to the well near by, she fillid her can, and as she had it filled a voice spoke to her from the bottom of, the well, and told her that the women were not who she thought they were, and that she never should have her house without clean water after Sunset, she never should stay up late at night, the that the night was for the dead, and the day for the liveing. The voive told her to go home and when she came near the hous to shout Cnoic Inn
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-06-15 12:40
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Q. Two boys were born in March and their birthdays were in September. One of the boys and his father died and the other boy married his mother. ?
A. The two boys were born in a town called March and their birthdays were in the month of September. One of the boys and his father died and the other became a priest and married his mother. !
Q. Tell me please if you are able, what word produces chair and table?
A. Charitable
Q. What is the red rogue of the world in three letters?
A. Fox
Q. What is the centre of gravity?
A. V.
Q. Headed like a timble tailed like a rat you can guess for ever but you cannot guess that.
A. A pipe
Q. Black and white and (red) read all over
A. The newspaper.
Q. I bought a creel of turf at a half-crown a creel. What would eight cost. come to - Ashes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-04-18 08:50
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Brown, Burke was the son's name, and Fanny was the daughters name. There were many famous battles fought in this castle. It was once captured by a strange Clann after a fierce battle where there were a lot of men, and horses shot. The strange clann captured the castle and put Brown Burke and family out.
At night when the strange Clann were dining. Brown Burkes maid laid the table opposite a big window. She left a lighted candle in the middle of the table opposite the big window. Brown Burke fired with a rifle at the candle from the grave-yard at the back, and he knocked the candle off the table with the first shot. And as soon as they saw daylight. They all left men and horses. He followed them up and the stood to water their horses in a place called Brackloone He shot two of them dead.
They lived for years after in the castle. They were buried in a tomb at the back of the castle. And all their names are on the tombstone. The figure of the hound jumping in through the Oak was the crest of the Brown Burke family and same of the Brown) harness bearing the crest is still in possession of the Daly Dunsandle family.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-04-18 08:42
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There once lived a family called Burkes in Killimor. There was a father and mother and two daughters. They had a mill, and the mill was worked by the two daughers. One day a man named Brown was hunting with two grayhounds in Co Mayo. The hounds followed the hare all the way from Mayo to Killimor Daly Co Galway. This man Brown followed them on horseback. When they reached Killimor Daly the hare jumped into a big Oak tree that had bein split to the ground, and one of the hounds jumped in after him and was killed. That tree stands there yet.
As it was night this man Brown asked for lodgings in this millers house Burke's. He was dressed in a red jacket, and he was a fine looking man. When he was leaving in the morning he asked one of the miller's daughter's to marry him. And she said she would. He promised to be back that day week. He went home to Mayo. He returned in a weeks time on horseback. When he was coming near the mill he put on old ragged clothes like a tramp and he came to the millers door, and the girl he asked to marry him came out. When she saw him with the ragged clothes she said she would not marry him. He asked her to send out her younger sister, and she said yes turning away to find her. While she was away he took off the old ragged clothes, and he stood in full uniform. When she came out he asked her would she take him. She said yes. He took her away to Mayo, and married her. Some time later they returned to the mill. He built a big castle. Which stands there yet. He stood ) He had a son and daughter. Donnick Joseph
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-04-18 08:29
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A. = Your Name.
Q. = Why is a wet umbrella like fat?
A. = Because it is dripping.
Q. = Why is the sun like a hard-working carpenter.?
A. = Because he's putting in beams all day.
Q. = What bed is soft, well covered, and nicely made yet it is not meant to sleep on.?
A. = A flower bed.
Q. = What two trees remind us most of the sea side.?
A. = The Bay, and the Beech.
Q. = What nation does a criminal dread.?
A. = Condemnation.
Q. = Why does a poor man drink coffee?
A. = Because he has no property (tea)
Q. = Why is "D" like a squalling child.?
A. = Because it make's ma mad.
Q. = What is the best stand for civilization?
A. = An Ink stand.
Q. = What wave does a ship never pass through
A. = A Hair wave.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-04-18 08:22
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Q. = What two letter are the wost for your teeth?
A. = D.K. (decay)
Q. = What is the centre of gravity?
A. = The letter "V."
Q. = What are the loneliest thing in the world.?
A. = Milestone, because you never find two together.
Q. = Why do Robins always fly over brick wall.? A = They can't fly under them.
Q. = Suppose your were up on a high castle; where would you get down?
A. = On the Duck Back.
Q. = Why is a horse like the letter "O"?
A. = Because gee (g) makes to go.
Q. = What flies everywhere, and a light on anything, but has no feet.?
A. = A Dust.
Q. = Why does a hen pick a pot?
A. = Because she cannot lick it.
Q. = What do you own, that your friends use more than you do?
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-02-06 07:30
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joy he rushed back to the camp with the Kiarwain which he placed in the hands of the Princess.
They both got married and lived happily afterwards The Princesses father the King gave the estates of Galway and Mayo to the Kirwans and this is the way they got their names and estates
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-02-06 07:27
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spear into his only eye in his forehead.
The rage of the giant was terrible and he kept swinging his axe with terrific force in his blind madness so that the young man had to keep galloping round him out of reach of his blind blow and plunging his spear into his body it took him two hours before he killed the giant.
When the giant was dead the brave soldier jumped of his horse and searched for the Kiarwain which he found, in his pocket.
With his beating with
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-02-06 07:24
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his Castle in Galway.
When he arrived there he blew his horn and called on the giant to come forth and biring the Kiarwain that he stole or else he would take his life
The furious Giant gave a roar that was heard sixty miles off at the milesian camp and rushed out ot the brave horseman with a huge axe five hundred weight, swinging in his hand.
The brave soldier charged him and before he got within reach of the giants blow drove his
ball sinsearach (stair)
2021-02-06 07:20
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to the Braves with tears in her eyes that she would marry the brave strong man who would recover her Kiarwain from this monster.
Forthwith one gigantic young fellow sprang forth from the rank and with a low bow to the Princess declared himself ready to fight a thousand giants for her sake and to recover the dear lost Kiarwain or lose his life in the attempt.
With he set forth mounted on a famous war horse and arrived with a long spear went to meet the giant at
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-24 07:37
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vestments are in Cappatagle yet. He had a disagreement with a priest who lived in [?]. This priest gave his curse to all the Donlans and they had bad luck after that. That was what the Leprechaun meant when he told him he would meet something sharper than a razor. Bally Donlan castle was very beautiful and I often saw it when I was visiting my friends who live very near it. It is knocked now and the land divided amongst the farmers around there.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-24 07:33
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This is a story I heard about hidden treasure which I got from Michael Walsh Lissalumma, Kilreeckle, Loughrea.
A few hundred years ago there lived a family called Donlan They were poor farmers. (and) One of them was riding a horse to the fair of Galway. He saw a Leprechaun hammering a shoe by the road side. He caught the Leprechaun and asked him for money. The Leprechaun brought him to a place, marked out a foundation and told him to build a castle there. He also told him he would be rich (and) for many years. Then he would find money in digging the foundation and would meet something sharper than a razor and would have bad luck ever after. Mrs. Donlan and her sons dug the foundation, got the money built the castle and were very rich for many years. That place was Bally Donlan ever since. One of the brothers became a Bishop and his
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-24 07:26
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A(n) man told John what it meant and John went out and got another pot of gold.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-12 06:47
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I got these riddles and place names from:-
Thomas Rattigan
Kilnalag,
Williamstown,
Co. Galway.
Ireland
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-06-12 06:45
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river in the middle of a field. And there was a man a sheef of oat a goose and a fox. How would that man bring them across taking one at a time as that the goose would eat the sheef of oats and so that the fox would not eat the goose. Answer: This is the way he would do it. He would bring the sheave goose first then the sheave of oats and he would bring back the goose to the other side again and he would bring back the fox to the side that the sheave of oats was. Then he would bring over the goose again. 29 Backwards and forward it spells the very same is a little town in Ireland can you tell me it's name. Answer: Navan. 30 What part of a cow goes out the gap the first. Answer: Her breath.
Placenames
Poll na Gcat got its name from alot of cats who were drowned in a hole. Poll Redmond got its name from a man by the name of Redmond who got drownded in a hole and the people around that place had great respect for him and they gave it the name of Poll Redmond. Kil an Da Riog got its name from two kings who were living in that place and they fell out. So they had a great fight with stone axes and the track of each blow is to be seen at the present day. Kilnmore got its name from a great clay kiln. Forty Acers got its name from forty acers of land. Because there are only forty in it. Brier Fort got its name from a fort that was filled with briers. Croaghkill got its name from croa that was killed on the hill. Cottaloch got its name from a boat that was made out of wood and it belonged to Nuala na Miodaíghe. She used it for going into the lake of the cranes.
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2020-06-12 06:34
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river in the middle of a field. And there was a man a sheef of oat a goose and a fox. How would that man bring them across taking one at a time as that the goose would eat the sheef of oats and so that the fox would not eat the goose. Answer: This is the way he would do it. He would bring the sheave goose first then the sheave of oats and he would bring back the goose to the other side again and he would bring back the fox to the side that the sheave of oats was. Then he would bring over the goose again. 29 Backwards and forward it spells the very same is a little town in Ireland can you tell me it's name. Answer: Navan. 30 What part of a cow goes out the gap the first. Answer: Her breath.
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2020-06-12 06:26
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thinking of his younger days. 14 I took a kiss of the dentist's pincers and what did it do but take with it one of my teeth. Answer: A dentist drawing a persons tooth. 15 Take a letter from your son with a song in it and then you will have a nice musical square. Answer: Putting a child to sleep in a cradle. 16 A foreign city here is seen where neer lived a king or queen for this you will need an Irish town but fairly mix it up side down. Answer: America. 17 My fist is in snow but never in rain while lake but not pond does my second contain. Answer: A wagtail. 18 A hard word with an easy meaning. Asnwer: Co Operation. 19 Twenty sick sheep went out a gap one died and how many was left. Answer: Twenty 20 The biggest ass in the class to go in without his task. Answer: A dunce. 21 As I went down through Ballydoreen town I heard something roaring and I did not know what it was until later. Answer: Butchers killing pigs. 22 Why is a sailor like a duck. Answer: Because they both want to go to the water always. 23 As I went out in the garden I met me uncle Teddy pins and needles in his hat and he was of far Tipperary. Answer: A hedgehawk. 24 Why does an ass never get hungry on his journey. Answer: Because he always has a bit in his mouth. 25 Two ducks before a duck two ducks behind a duck and a duck in the middle how many ducks in all that. Answer: In all that. Why does a cow look over the ditch. Answer: Because she cannot look under it. 27 If one man saw eight dogs in a field how many would seven men see. Answer Eight. 28 Suppose there was a
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2020-06-12 06:05
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The king of England and the king of Spain met togh together in a shower of rain. Put in a bag and tied with a string tell me that and I will give a gold ring. Answer: A pudding. 2 As round as an apple as deep as a cup. All the men in Ireland would not pull it up. Answer: The sun shining in a well. 3 The more you dig out of a thing the bigger it is getting. Answer: A well. 4 As round as an apple as flat as a pan one side a woman and the other a man. Answer: A penny. 5 Two long legs a small thigh a small head and no eye. Answer: A tongess. 6 Always in the water and always very dry. Answer: A water rat. 7 Between the Orange and the Green the cause of many a tragic seen. Answer: A fight between England and Ireland. 8 Then why kiss London why or or Rome and die and leave un-harrs'ed at home. Answer: A person dying and leaving his people after him. 9 Lashed by eternity's black waves but not as deep as friends should be. Answer: People going to hell and not friends with God. 10 It ever rolls to gain the sea like man to meet eternity. Answer: People wanting to be pagans. 11 Soon like full fledged bird away. Away it flies like lit spray. Answer: A shot going out of a gun. 12 Now swift now slow now shallow deep now peaceful as as baby asleep. Answer: A person lying comfortably in his grave. 13 Pay a visit to the old schoolhouse and to the church where I often knelt and prayed. Answer: A person
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-26 06:18
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it, and when the Lord said he was pleased, with the castle Gobán said it was not quite finished. He told the Lord that he would have to go home for other tools. The Lord would not let Gobán go home. He told him to send home his son for the tools. Gobán said if I let home my son his wife will not let him come back. He said let your son go along with him. The Lord let his son go along with him, and said to be sure and bring him back. Wehn they came the Lord's son was highly entertained according to the message of this country at the time which the Lord's son enjoyed very much because he was never here before and all was very new to him. The day he was to go back with the tools, the young wife took him into a room and lifted the lid of a large box that was purposed for him. She told him the tools were at the bottom then he stooped down into the box she at once flung him in and closed the lid down. She then got to write to the Lord
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2020-04-06 00:09
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until they came to a wood. Paidin looked behind him and saw Mairin with the door. "Where did you get the door." "You told me to draw it after me." said Mairin. "You haven't a spark of since didn't I tell you to close the door.
Paidin went up a tree and Mairin after him with the door and they brought up a bucket full of stones with them.
In the night four robbers came and sat under the tree where Paidin and Mairin were. Just when they were sitting down counting their gold Paidin let the door and stones down on top of them. This frightened the robbers and they ran away leaving their money after them. Paidin and Mairin came down and got all the gold.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 09:35
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morning he went away to his work again. When Mairin got him gone she brought all the meal to sift with it, but a whirlwind came and scattered the meal all over the field. When Paidin came home he said "was it snowing here to-day." "No," said Mairin, "but I brought out the "grainin" of meal sift it but a whirl-blast came and scattered it all over the field." "Oh gratious said Paidin is there any use in talking. I haven't a grain of meal left now.
When he came home from his work next day the old cow was dead. What about said Paidin. Listen Mairin, cut that ould cow up in pieces and she'ell dreww the cabbage in the [?]
Next night when they were in bed dogs were killing one another outside the door. "What's up said said Paidin "Ara said Mairin I cut the ould and put a bit with each head of cabbage. "Oh will we do at all now didn't I tell you to boil a bit of her with cabbage for the dinner during year. I dont care now what happens I will not stay another minute under the roof of this house.
So up he jumps and Mairin after him. "Draw door after you" said Paidin. Mairin started pulling the door until it came off it's hinges. Off Paidin went over ditches and hedges and Mairin after
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 09:18
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Traces are also in Kerry's land. {Kerry is a nick-name on a low stumpy built fellow, lives 1/4 ml from this schl. Writer asks-why he's called 'Kerry.' Being the smallest of the family - Kerry Cow is small} From Kerry's land this road went straight down turned North + then on for gortna Cealtra. Monks used vacate one monastery + off to another. One Key for all. This time they were going from gort-na-cealtra to Timhichat and when they got there they had forgotten the key. One had been locking below when one was to open above + found he had no key. Key was passed on from one to the other till handed to the monk about to open the other. (There were so many men in it. The short cut wld be about 1 1/4 miles) The landlord who owned gort na Cealtra + its land was called the breathnach mór or Big Walshe. He took it in his head to banish the monks from gort-na cealtrach. After giving the order he took ill + to his bed. He used to be lifted up in his bed + at times [?] + all almost struck ceiling. He sent for the head friar + offered to take them back again and leave them in possession. Friar in charge said No, they wld not go back and that he could not do anything for him as the Friar required had gone + it was
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-04 08:59
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When you see the first lamb of the season = If his head is faced to you you will be lucky. If the opposite way- unlucky.
"Aghaidh an uain, taobh an t-searbhach ma gurraceann do chuach i draob chúl, ta cúl na bliadna leat."
People never like to hear the cuckoo behind them or sideways - as it is a sign of bad luck.
Its considerable they lucky to see face of lamb first or side of young foal or cuckoo to sing in frunt and not behind you is the sign of a lucky year and a woman good luck.
New Moon Its bad to see a new moon through glass or a window. Some people bless themselves when they see a new moon.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 08:33
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lady "and now I find that one is shorter them the others which proves the guilty person". In this way the lady found out who the thief was. She fulfilled her promise and gave the Wise Woman the Indian God.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 08:31
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my knowledge you must give me the Indian God which you value so highly". The lady said she would and after a short conversation the wise woman handed the lady a sealed packet with instructions on it. The evening the lady summoned her servants to the dining room and told them that she was very sorry for having to put their honestly to such a test. The lady then took out the packet which she got from the old woman and said to her servants. "Each one of you draw a piece of string, then go and do your days work, in the evening assemble here and the one having the longest string is the guilty one." The day passed in the usual manner, but one little maid was troubled and she said "Clever as my lady is I wont have the longest string." So she cut a few inches off the string. When evening came the servants assembled in the dining room and each one produced her piece of string. "All string I gave were of equal length" said the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 08:19
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Once upon a time there was an old lady who lived near a forest. Being very wealthy she employed a large number of servants. From time to time articles of jewelery were missing. She tried every plan she could think of to find out guilty person but all to no use.
On this particular morning a valuable ring was missing and the lady made up her mind to visit the wise woman of the forest and ask her help in tracing the thief. Early the next morning she rode away until at last she saw in the distance a hut at the door of which sat the queerest old woman ever seen. "Good morning, lady" said the old woman "I've been waiting for you many a day. You came to consult me about the valuable ring which was stolen from you yesterday. In return for
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 08:04
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I saw a man take a spade, go into his garden and take a fist of clay into the house where a corpse was about to be coffined, whether it was put into coffin or not I cant say. Thos. Hegarty + Mr O'Doherty (Schl master of this school) both say and saw it done - a hole bored (say an auger hole) in the bottom of the coffin of the first member of the family that dies. (Conways child in this village was an instance of this) (Hole may be in bottom or lid of coffin)
Why stop clock when person dies? Cant say but it was always done. If any box, chest or anything is locked, it should
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:59
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It is a fool that would look at it through glass if they could avoid it. "Prevention is better then cure" The old people would always bless themselves.
Why leave dying person on wisps before they depart? For fear of stolen or wild birds feathers in the feather bed.
In olden times they used to take them out to die and the new born baby was born on straw. Some said it signified 'coming into the world with nothing and going out of the world with nothing.'
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:54
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to kill suffering calves and he himself made the knots and cured them unknown to the owner. They always gave salt and water to drink as well after finishing with the knot.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:52
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be wrong to take them back
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:47
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If people are going to a new place they would not bring the pig of the cat. I also heard it was not right to bring eggs or pigs home after taking them out for sale.
If it was a case that you could sell and didn't sell them it would
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:45
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year. You are supposed to put water through the milk. (If not the butter would leave the cows milk.)
May and November especially as these are time that possessions are taken.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:44
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It is not right to let fire or milk out of a house, especially milk without water and every time throughout the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:42
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She used to travel this village selling pins needles and thread and in return she would get rags. Halfway in the street she would start saying "pins and needles' spoons and spoolins' 'eggstands and neddle cases and the rags for all the ladies.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:40
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I was at a fair in Ballygar sixty years ago selling a cow. A man bought the cow and drew her to if she had any milk. A woman who was looking on ran and put her shoe under the cow to catch the milk.
The man turned around and said "You bloody ran clear away.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:38
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the woman that is taking your butter" I said.
"'Tis" said the woman.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:37
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I sold a cow to a woman between Ballymoe and Creggs. She said "drive the cow into a yard" and she went and got a saucepan. Then she said 'catch her by the horns' and herself milked the cow. When she had the cow milked she drank three sups of it. I asked her why she did that and she said "I will tell you" "Yours is the ninth cow I have bought and no butter on any of them. I was told the next one I would buy to drink first part of the milk and that is why I did it.
If that is so I said I am afraid you'll have no butter off this cow although she has butter. Someone must be taking the butter. Yes she said a neighbouring woman that churns milk on Sunday morning before sunrise.
Well that is
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:32
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it burned her.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:30
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There was a blacksmith living near Knockmaskahill by the name of Broghan. He had a horse shoe down in the fire and he saw a woman coming at Pete Murray's. He threw the shoe out on the road and when the woman came along she picked up the shoe and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:27
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Every-one would take a halfburned coal and throw it into a field near the house. Some people used to bring milk and meal and boil it and hand it around.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:27
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fire would be burning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:26
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fire would be burning.
Every-one would take a halfburned coal and throw it into a field near the house. Some people used to bring milk and meal and boil it and hand it around.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:24
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Two or three young lads would go around with an ass and cart and gather some turf. Each house in the village would give a bag full and all the turf would be made into a big fire at the crossroads. This fire was called a bonefire. All the young lads and girls would begin dancing and singing while the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:21
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Johnny used to put down sugar and water in a cannin and when is was boiled he would thicken it and roll it on the hearthstone. He had red paint and he would put a few stripes of this through the sugar stick. It was just as good as any sugar stick to-day.
His wife Biddy used to bring it to the market to seel it, and get drunk. When she would want to sell it she would take up a piece and say, "Bigger one, longer one, stronger one, thicker one.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-05 07:18
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Q. What is the best way to get down off an ass. Ans. You cannot get down off an ass you get down off a goose.
Q. How could you make an ass jump as heigh as Nelson's Pillar
Ans. You couldn't because sure Nelson's Pillar didn't stir at all.
Q. Once three women went along the road to the shop and each of them had two daughters with them how many were in it. Ans seven.
Q. There was a well forty feet deep and a herring used to come up two feet every day and go back a foot every night how long was he coming to the top
Ans. Thirty nine days.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-04 05:32
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stewed when he would come back as he was bringing a friend with him for dinner.
In the meantime her boy friend called to see her. The cock was ready and he wouldn't go right or wrong until he'd get the cock. She was wondering what she would say the parson when he would come back. The parson and the friend come and when that parson came in he went up stairs to get something maybe a drink for the friend.
What in the world took you here said the servant. Why said the friend. He is gone up for a revolver and in two minutes he will have you killed. What will I do said he. Open the window and go off as quick as you can. After a while the parson came down and the girl asked him what sort of a friend was that he brought with him.
"Why said the parson." "Well" she said "I had the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-04 05:26
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Once came to court my father's grey mare."
It was not the grey more I came for but a charming young lassy called Sally by name.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-04 05:25
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A farmer had a daughter once and her match was made with another young farmer and so much of a fortune. The young man said he would not marry her without her father's grey mare so the match was broken.
In two years time the young farmer came again to the girl. She pretended not the know him. "Do you not know me" he said to the girl. "I dont but" "A man of your features" With long yellow hair
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-04 05:22
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mise atá ann said the old man. The tailor kept on beating him until he hunted him out of the garden. Then the tailor went home fully satisfied the the young man got enough to eat.
From that day onwards the young man got enough to eat and the old man never started his rhyme at the table
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-04 05:20
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woman had no cake for the old man, and she told the old man the story. He said to go and make swedgin. We have no milk said the woman. Go out and milk the cow said the man. She got a mug and meal and off she went to milk the cow.
When the tailor thought it was ready he rushed out and took the mug. She gave it to him thinking it was the old man that was in it. She came in to the old man and he asked the swedgeen. "Didn't I give it to you before" she said. When the tailor had eaten he came back, so the old man had to go out in the garden eating cabbage.
The tailor went our after him with a stick and began lashing him and shouting come out "Go mach a Paddy tá gabhar ins an geabáiste" striking the old man as if he were a goat. "Ná marbhuigh mé" Ná marbhuigh mé
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-04 05:11
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from the table, when the tailor said to stop there eating while he was eating.
The young man did and they waited there till they were well full. Then they went to bed as it was too late for the tailor to go home. The people made a little bed in the corner for him and he stayed there. The woman made a small bit of oaten cake and put it on the tongs to bake for herself and the old man.
When the tailor thought it was half baked he began to tell what the landlord done. "The landlord told the surveyor to come in divide the land. He did and this man thought he was taking too much land from him." The tailor took the tongs and let the cake [?] fall, and began marking our to the old man and woman how the landlord divided the land and now and then he'd hit the cake breaking it into ashes.
Then the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-04 05:05
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There was a man once who had a daughter and she got married. The man went to live with his wife, father-in-law, and mother-in-law.
When they were eating their dinner the first day the old man said, "Tá mé féin sásta." "Tá mo bhean sasta" "Tá mo inghean sásta," agus duine gan náire nach bhfuil sásta. One day the son-in-law went to a funeral and he met a tailor. The tailor asked him what happened to him the five of six week he was married. "Nothing at all said he." "Well there did you reduced very much." He up and told the story of his father in law. The tailor said he'ld come and stay the night with him. The supper was left down as usual. The old man said the rhyme "Tá mé féin sásta." "Tá mo bhean sásta" "Tá mo inghean sásta agus duine gan náire nach bhfuil sásta." The young man was going to get out
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-03 09:26
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By the time the twelve were freed in the dock (John Cummons, [?] father told me this story) fresh evidence came along. There was a man of the Frenches - a great jury man in his day. Frenches pasttime during the day was to go out where he had two auger holes bored in two trees and he on horseback + with two pistols, one in each hand and riding a horse he could drive + with each pistol send a bullet with each hole in the trees. French saw the danger the men were in in being called a second time and he walked up to the dock + put his hand on door of dock - whatever class of door it was. Opened it and said "Come out [?] boys and if you dont come out by fair laws you'll come out by fair balls" + where is the man that will stand before you. The men came out and were free and it was all over. Ias word was 'one' and all were afraid of him. (This is ovr 100 yrs [?] it happened)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-03 09:17
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The police being in search of the man saw a light at Doorleys and they made towards the light. There was one man in the party who had a gun and he fired a shot at the police and killed one of them. He took the lock out of gun and put it in the ashhole to hide. He threw the other part of gun away. The police started to shoot from outside and there was a bush behind them and they thought it was a man. They had the bush riddled with bullets in the morning with all the shots they fired at it.
All the men were arrested and brought to Galway Jaol. Twelve of them were tried in Galway jail and they were acquitted
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-03 09:16
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married they would go to their next neighbour and get these things.
They would walk it every step from here to Ballymoe. There'ld be a big bringing home of them go. Father French that used to marry them. This parish was in with Ballymoe at that time.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-03 09:16
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married they would go to their next neighbour and get these things.
They would walk it every step from here to Ballymoe. There'ld be a big bringing home of them go. Father French that used to marry them. This parish was in with Ballymoe at that time.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-03 09:14
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We were bigger than Mick (who is fourteen years> before we got a trousers. We had a flannel coat and a little petticoat inside. We had no shoes but [?] to keep the [?] away. First were the sheep skin trousers. Then the courdroy trousers for the men long ago.
When a young girl would be getting married she would get a cloak worth £4 from her father and he would have to put it on her. It would not be right if the do it, and this was part of the fortune. Both would have to borrow three articles. He a cravat or a cap. She a hat or a pair of stockings. The day they would be getting
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-02-03 08:55
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would bring them to Ballygar to sell them and she would sit behind coming home. Coming home she would bring herrings, tea, sugar and all sorts of goods for the shop in the cliab.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-10-16 21:24
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He owned all Moate, Skehard, Uilford, Glynsk and Moenroe. Before he got it all these places were full of tenants. Pollock bought all the places then and turned out about a thousand families from their homes.
He would come and bring all the hens, ducks, geese, potatoes and oats. If you had not enough to pay he would bring the sherrif next day and turn the people out of their houses never to go back again. There were plenty of holdings and no one to take them. This place was vacant for two years and no one to get it, because the people were all gone to England or from friends to friends.
Mary Gibbin and John Scott lived in the shop beside the school. She used to go around the villages gathering eggs with an ass and [?]. Then she
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-06 21:28
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There were two men who swapped horses. One Dowd, from the Mountain a few mls from here, the other Doorley of Fartown. Doorley get the best horse in the swap, and he was told that Dowd was coming with a faction to get back his own horse again.
Doorley gathered another faction of men to oppose them. It happened that the police were out in search that night for a man they had a warrant against
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 04:35
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They told him she was except her old shawl. "What a nice thing you did on us," said the fairies. "Send out my wife's shawl" said he, "and don't bring her any more of I will kill ye all." So David went home with the new cart and the wife's old shawl and the fairies never troubled them from that out but let them live happily to the end of their days.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 04:32
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cap," "and if you speak one word while we are in the house we will kill you." There was a wonderful wedding in the house and they all settled themselves on the rafters. David wished he could be near them. The young bride got a fit of sneezing. "God bless us," says David. All the fairies started to stick pins in him to keep him quite. But when she sneezed again David said, "God bless us, and if you poor mother was here she'd say more for you." Thereupon the fairies threw him down upon the party table and away they went home without the young bride. When the people was David on the table they caught him and brought him out in the yard to burn him as they thought he was a fairy. So they tied him to a new cart while they were preparing the fire. Then David thought of the magic cap and he said, "fly away cap," and away went David, cart and all through the air until he reached Knockna. He shouted to the fairies asking if his wife had gone home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 04:25
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would do it for them for the night. "Well" said the fairy, "you might do it you say anything we will ask you." "I will," said David. "and more if you want me." With a twinkle of an eye all the fairies were out to him and each having a black calf and one to spare for David. They told him there was going to be a wedding and the other side of Lough Corrib and they wanted to bring the young bride with them. So he was ordered to say "Come along Jack, and bring me along with the others." So away they flew just like the wind and took Lough Corrib with one leap. David felt so happy that he praised the calf and said it was it was the best leap he had ever seen in his life to a calf. The little calf knocked David and away he went home. "Now, what shall we do," said one of the fairies, "after telling the fool not to praise him." One of the fairies said to the other. "Throw him the little black cap." "Now David you'll say, fly away
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 04:17
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the next night. On the following morning when his wife was not at home he took pickaxe and shovel and started to dig at the top of the hill at Knockna. David spent all day digging and them went home to rest. When he came the following morning to resume his work he found no trace of what he had done the day before. Thereupon he built a little house which is known as David's bed. Then he set to work to dig a new one and kept on digging both night and day until he was taking the caps of the fairies heads. Then one of the fairies called out to him to see what he wanted. He told them that he wanted his wife and to send her out quick to him that they had her long enough and not to bring her any more.They asked him to leave her over for the night as they wanted her that night. He said that he would not but would kill them all with the axe if he'd go in and anything they wanted her to do that himself
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 04:09
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There was once an old man and his wife living in a little house. The man's name was David and his wife was a nurse who used to attend the sick. One night in the middle of May a crowd came to the door and told her she was wanted at a neighbour's house. She dressed harself in an instant and went with them. "Well" says Davy, "I must put a stop to this. All wrok and no pay." So he retired to bed for the night and when he awoke he got up, dressed himself and went to the neighbour's house to see what was keeping her away so long that night. Those people told him an answer that his wife was not there at all that night. So David went home to make the best of the matter thinking that she would soon come back. He waited all the day and all
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 04:00
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his son frightened him and he gave one pull and his tooth was out
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:59
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When there were no Dentists this man was very handy at pulling teeth. He lived below the village of Curragh. When anyone wanted to pull a tooth they would go the him to pull it. He had a rusty pincers and the would put the person lying down in the trough and pull the tooth. There was an old man a neighbour of his who had a tooth that was causing him a lot of pain. One day this man tied his tooth with a bit of hemp thread to the part that holds the latch of the door.
He used pull from it and when he felt much pain he would go forward again towards the latch. He was a long time pulling and slackening until at last his son who was watching lost patience. He was at the fireside and when the was about to go forward
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:59
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
When there were no Dentists this man was very handy at pulling teeth. He lived below the village of Curragh. When anyone wanted to pull a tooth they would go the him to pull it. He had a rusty pincers and the would put the person lying down in the trough and pull the tooth. There was an old man a neighbour of his who had a tooth that was causing him a lot of pain. One day this man tied his tooth with a bit of hemp thread to the part that holds the latch of the door.
He used pull from it and when he felt much pain he would go forward again towards the latch. He was a long time pulling and slackening until at last his son who was watching lost patience. He was at the fireside and when the was about to go forward
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:59
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
When there were no Dentists this man was very handy at pulling teeth. He lived below the village of Curragh. When anyone wanted to pull a tooth they would go the him to pull it. He had a rusty pincers and the would put the person lying down in the trough and pull the tooth. There was an old man a neighbour of his who had a tooth that was causing him a lot of pain. One day this man tied his tooth with a bit of hemp thread to the part that holds the latch of the door.
He used pull from it and when he felt much pain he would go forward again towards the latch. He was a long time pulling and slackening until at last his son who was watching lost patience. He was at the fireside and when the was about to go forward
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:59
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
When there were no Dentists this man was very handy at pulling teeth. He lived below the village of Curragh. When anyone wanted to pull a tooth they would go the him to pull it. He had a rusty pincers and the would put the person lying down in the trough and pull the tooth. There was an old man a neighbour of his who had a tooth that was causing him a lot of pain. One day this man tied his tooth with a bit of hemp thread to the part that holds the latch of the door.
He used pull from it and when he felt much pain he would go forward again towards the latch. He was a long time pulling and slackening until at last his son who was watching lost patience. He was at the fireside and when the was about to go forward
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:59
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
When there were no Dentists this man was very handy at pulling teeth. He lived below the village of Curragh. When anyone wanted to pull a tooth they would go the him to pull it. He had a rusty pincers and the would put the person lying down in the trough and pull the tooth. There was an old man a neighbour of his who had a tooth that was causing him a lot of pain. One day this man tied his tooth with a bit of hemp thread to the part that holds the latch of the door.
He used pull from it and when he felt much pain he would go forward again towards the latch. He was a long time pulling and slackening until at last his son who was watching lost patience. He was at the fireside and when the was about to go forward
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:59
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
When there were no Dentists this man was very handy at pulling teeth. He lived below the village of Curragh. When anyone wanted to pull a tooth they would go the him to pull it. He had a rusty pincers and the would put the person lying down in the trough and pull the tooth. There was an old man a neighbour of his who had a tooth that was causing him a lot of pain. One day this man tied his tooth with a bit of hemp thread to the part that holds the latch of the door.
He used pull from it and when he felt much pain he would go forward again towards the latch. He was a long time pulling and slackening until at last his son who was watching lost patience. He was at the fireside and when the was about to go forward
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:53
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
This the foundation of the thatching. Heath would not make a proper slicín without the Bun Duileáin under the thatch. There was not always a crane in the houses. Just a bar of iron across above and a chain hanging out of it. A stick some would have. A crook to go in the link here and there. Lofts are only forty or fifty years in full swing. When lofts usednt to be there were the 'tent beds'
Tent Beds were hat was called
Hag or Colleac in the County Mayo.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:49
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
dual of straw, (about half the size of a sheave.) and tie two bands in the middle of it and keep them separated about half a foot. Then they made halves - cut half way through and fold it back, double this.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:47
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There would be flags put on top of the walls. Then they would get old oak for rafters (found in the bog) and leave them on the flags because if the flags were not there the rafters would sink through the wall. There was no ceeling in olden times. The roof men made that time was with scraws cut in a mountain or mountainy place. They were cut in Summer time. They were rolled and a scallop put through them so that they would not loosen, and put standing up to dry. These scraws were four or five feet long and they were put next to the rafters.
First they thatched with heath and sewed them with a rope of straw. At the bottom of the wall they would get a good
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:43
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from one rung then give them a twist and let them rest on the next. This would scarcely take fire
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:41
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
A lighted candle is taken to where cow is; this is raised over her back, brought under belly over and under 3 times while saying in the name of "Father, Son + Holy Ghost."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:40
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She told himself to go to the chest and get it. So off he goes to the workshop. Then the woman got him stooped down she took him by the heels and shoved him in. Then she closed the lid on top of him. Meanwhile the Gobán was waiting for the tool and when he was not getting it, the others let him home for it and you may be sure he never went back to finish the house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:40
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
She told himself to go to the chest and get it. So off he goes to the workshop. Then the woman got him stooped down she took him by the heels and shoved him in. Then she closed the lid on top of him. Meanwhile the Gobán was waiting for the tool and when he was not getting it, the others let him home for it and you may be sure he never went back to finish the house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:38
ceadaithe
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was once a noted builder. No man was able to finish off a house like this builder. On one occasion he was sent for to finish a certain house. The other workmen begriged him the good name he had. When he had the house almost finished, he found out that that was a plan arranged by the other to do away with him.
He said he couldn't finish without a certain tool which was athome in he house, and he wanted leave to go home for it. They would not let him go because they knew well that when he got home he would not go back again. So they sent a messenger instead of him and he told the messenger to tell his wife that the tool was in a chest in his workshop.
The messenger went to the woman and she knew well there was no such tool and there must be something wrong.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:33
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(I think it is puddings) roll a gole of straw in doab. Use them soft. As quick as they were made they were carried to the man on top and he would weave them from one rung to another. They would start at bottom and keep working upwards. They would hang them
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:31
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and rushes and and straw and put cattle in to tamper it up and mix it. The would put a layer on every day like cement is done now. If there was a bulge in any layer they would chop it off with a spade.
They would leave a hole in the wall for a window but the well to do people would have a pane of glass and a frame, and that left in in the hole. The stick chimney they had that was four long sticks from a beam up like a ladder with rungs across on them.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:28
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When the people would be building houses long ago they would get yellow clay called doab,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:28
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When the people would be building houses long ago they would get yellow clay called doab,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:26
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When a beast would die long ago the skin would be taken off and lined inside. Then they would bury it in the dung heap for nine days until the hair would fall off it. They would hang it up and use it as they required it. Thos. Hegarty Thos Brennan never saw this done but instead when an old ass died he was skinned and the skin buried in a bog hole until the skin would fall off. This skin was used for tying the of the flail for threshing oats.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:23
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fellow had a hump and came to him to find out how he got the hump off.
The first one told him where he got it off and to go to such a fort at such a time. The second man went to the fort at the time the first man told him and he heard the singing. He was told about the singing and he said "If I add Friday I am sure they will reward me. When they chorused they sang Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and the added Friday. The fairies were so vexed that they ran and took him in to the first and held court on him. "Youre the man that spoiled our song and we will punish you" they said.
They put on the hump they took off the first in top of his own hump so he were home with two humps instead of one.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:19
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There was a very nice looking fellow living in the village of Aghagad and he had a hump. One evening he went for a walk and he came up to a fort. After a while he heard singing in the fort and the chorus of the song was Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. He sang the chorus and he added Thursday to it. The party inside (fairies) came out to the road and brought him into the fort. They said "Youre the man that put the addition to our song and we will reward you for it. They held a court on him and said the best we can do is to take the hump off him. Then they let him go and the went home a grand fellow. The whole country came to see him. Another
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:13
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"Brothers or sisters I never had none but his mother turned in my mothers womb."
Who was he? (Son)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:13
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"Brothers or sisters I never had none but his mother turned in my mothers womb."
Who was he? (Son)
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:12
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A woman once went into a shop for a loaf and whild there a man went in for a half-quarter of tobacca. Then when he went out the shopkeeper said "Who is he? Is he your brother." She answered
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:11
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There was a woman once selling eggs and she had buck eggs goose eggs and hen eggs. She got four pence a goose egg. Halfpenny a duck-egg and a farthing a hen-egg. She was paid a shilling for the lot how many of each had she.
One goose egg = 0..4
Thirteen duck eggs = 0..6 1/2
Six hen eggs = 0..1 1/2
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:07
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to send for any more meat till you would pay your bill." The Parson got vexed and he said "Go home you and I will talk to you when I get home
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:06
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Once there was a Parson going to church but before he went he said to the servant boy "Go the the butchers shop and get some meat." When the boy reached the butcher's shop the butcher said, "Tell the Parson not to send for any more meat until he pays his bill." Paul was the name of the butcher. When the boy went back the Parson was gone to church. The boy was a Catholic but on account of the church being near him he said he would go to see what sort that church was. When he reached the church he stood behind the door. After a while he heard the Parson preaching, "Brethern what did Paul say." The boy said to himself "If you say it again Ill soon tell you what he said. Again the Parson said "Brethern what did Paul say." Then the boy said, "He told you not
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-04 03:01
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Many years ago two men from around here went to England. They both got work from the same farmer and the chant in which they slept in it they a noise like chains rattling downstairs, they lit a match and went downstairs to see where the noise was coming from. But when they went to bed again it began the same as ever but they did not mind it anymore that night.
The next night it started again but it was about halfway up the stairs. They lit a match and looked down but everything was silent the same as the first night and they went to bed again. They had a little table by the side of the, table, bed on which they ate their meals with plates and knifes and forks left on it.
The third night they slept in it they could hear the person cutting something on a plate and at times the knife used to strike the plate. The man that was on the outside of the bed used to pinch the other man and say do you feel or hear anything but he was too much afraid to speak and the man thought he was asleep.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 07:00
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"Don't depend on any body ever."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 07:00
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"Don't depend on any body ever."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 07:00
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When lamp-oil was first used it was the little ink-bottle that was in use. A tin lid like the lid of a man's clay pipe was put on top and this held down the wick made of courdroy and coming up through a hole bored in the lid. There was no globe and when it burned the hous was at once full of smoke. It was awful.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 07:00
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When lamp-oil was first used it was the little ink-bottle that was in use. A tin lid like the lid of a man's clay pipe was put on top and this held down the wick made of courdroy and coming up through a hole bored in the lid. There was no globe and when it burned the hous was at once full of smoke. It was awful.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:57
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a foot at the back and two in the front.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:57
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a foot at the back and two in the front
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:57
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This was a metal vessel with a handle like that of a metal pan. It had three legs or little feet about two of three inches from the ground. Itself was about eight or ten inches long with
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:56
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Once there used to be no candles like nowadays. The sort of candles they had was a bit of calico made like a garter, and dipped in grease.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:54
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Bog oil is a great cure for burns. This bog oil is to be seen floating like parrafin oil or petrol on top of the water in a bog.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:53
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Hugh tracy used to set a charm which would cure any one that had a head ache. He would say a prayer in his own mind. He would put a black band or garter around the forehead. This band must be left on the for a few day or a week. His pay was a shilling or a bit of tobacco.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:50
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The Government at that time had controle over the meal. When we were getting short of meal the priest would give us a ticket and then we could get it. The priests looked after those in need and he appointed a man here and there to give out the meal to those who got tickets. Morris a school teacher in Tobbaroe was one man who used to give out meal. We once got a ticket from the priest for to get meal. Whoever would have a ticket could get meal. A school master was appointed by the priest to give tickets. The tickets were used instead of cash.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:46
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for me." "He will fly away." "Go and see" said the priest.
The man went and he did not stir. He brought the bird to the priest and the priest took the bird in his hand and began to pluck the feathers one by one off the bird. The feathers flew in all directions. Then the priest said "the day will come when there will be no trace of the Burkes no more than them feathers.
In a month's time the sister of Sir John went as a street woman above in Dublin. It was not long until the Burkes of Glynsk were all banished and nothing remains now but the ruins of their castle.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:43
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There was a Gentleman by the name of Burke in Glynsk. He was called sir John Burke. One day he was going to go to Galway, and the day before someone one was to prepare the way. The road had to be cleared of traffic as he went on horse back to Galway.
When he landed in Galway he threw money all sides of him so who could say a word to Sir John Burke of Glynsk castle. Sir John Burke and the priest of Glynsk disagreed some time after that and after mass one day the priest began speeching in the church yard. (See page ) The priest told one of the congregation to bring him the bird that was perched on a tree nearby, and the man said "he will not wait
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:43
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a Gentleman by the name of Burke in Glynsk. He was called sir John Burke. One day he was going to go to Galway, and the day before someone one was to prepare the way. The road had to be cleared of traffic as he went on horse back to Galway.
When he landed in Galway he threw money all sides of him so who could say a word to Sir John Burke of Glynsk castle. Sir John Burke and the priest of Glynsk disagreed some time after that and after mass one day the priest began speeching in the church yard. (See page ) The priest told one of the congregation to bring him the bird that was perched on a tree nearby, and the man said "he will not wait
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:42
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a Gentleman by the name of Burke in Glynsk. He was called sir John Burke. One day he was going to go to Galway, and the day before someone one was to prepare the way. The road had to be cleared of traffic as he went on horse back to Galway.
When he landed in Galway he threw money all sides of him so who could say a word to Sir John Burke of Glynsk castle. Sir John Burke and the priest of Glynsk disagreed some time after that and after mass one day the priest began speeching in the church yard. (See page ) The priest told one of the congregation to bring him the bird that was perched on a tree nearby, and the man said he will not wait
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:37
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killed the dog were not the better of it. The priest had his doubts on a certain party, but nothing good happened to the party he suspected.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:37
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killed the dog were not the better of it. The priest had his doubts on a certain party, but nothing good happened to the party he suspected.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:36
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Some lambs and fowl were missing in a certain village and the people did not know what was bringing them. Thank God they found out at last that it was a dog and they caught him. They told the priest and he would not kill him as the dog belonged to himself.
They went until they caught the dog and killed him in presence of the priest. The priest told them not to kill him like that - that is they put him up high hanging on a push and beat him severely. The people that killed
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:32
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and give to to the teacher, and if they had not it they would get two slaps. There was another teacher in Friarland and he had to come from Creggs. Friars used to live in Friarland. Six or Seven hundred year ago there was a school in a turf bank in Ballyhard where Dempsy now lives.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:28
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Kerry Mulligan's father started teaching first in Gortnadeve, but he was only six months teaching until they got a teacher. Collins from Timicat waas another teacher. He had a wife and a son and four daughters. They lived in a cabin below the school. He wife was Napky Kelly. Collins used to always say "beat them, beat them" when the scholars would come without the penny fee, as that was the teachers pay.
Frank Feeney one side of Tom Mulligans in Skehard taught me. He used to teach from his bed in the corner of the school as he was a criple. He couldnt get up nor he was not able to walk. His pay was a penny from every scholar each Monday morning. They used to walk up
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:21
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There was no clocks in the wide world except 2, two clocks. One in Tobbaroe and another in Gortnadeve school.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:18
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[?] Dán
Oat meal boiled in sour milk for fifteen minutes. Add sugar and a little newmilk. (Very good for a cold.)
Stirabout
There was always a large pot of stirabout boiled for the supper and the breakfast. Same pot in which they boiled the potatoes. No second pot in a house (18 gallons) At times they had buttermilk with the stirabout. Well to to people had a little butter and buttermilk for their dinner with potatoes. The mugs they used were of wood and had two handles and some had four handles.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:14
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Tea
No tea long ago. Coffee and milk were used instead and when tea was introduced it was only bought by the ounce. As they knew little about tea then, it was boiled and boiled well and the tea leaves were eaten and the water thrown out.
Flour
Never was used except at Christmas. People might get a lb or two at the time of the year for Christmas Night, but it was mostly potatoes and oaten-meal they used, on that night. When they would have flour bread the cakes would be piled up on the table, so that it could not be said that they had only potatoes and oatmeal.
Drochán
Boil water in a pot. Add meal which has been steeped in water. Also add a little bit of meat.
Pocín
Blend flour and milk in a cup and add it to boiing milk. Keep stirred to keep it from burning. Very good for young children.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-02 06:07
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Boxty Bread Peel raw potatoes and scrape them then with a scraper. (Scraper-) Flat piece of tin bored with a nail and curved into shape. Mix a little flower with it and bake it in a griddle. It turns out something like potato cake but very dard in colour. (A flat board is on Back of scraper + [?] nailed to it at sides
Swedgeen Out meal and milk boiled together for five minutes.
Flummery
Made with oaten meal hot water and mill seeds. The seeds are put into a vessel and left to soak for a few days until they get sour. Others say to boil Shearing in a pot until it is boiled to jelly. It is very good for a cough or cold.
Cheerings
(I think this is Shearings) Steep oatmeal and seeds, in a crock or tub of water for four or five days and cover with straw to keep the seed under the water. It is used for drinks and also for stirabout instead of milk.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 08:12
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got up the hens came down from the loft and on to the table. They thought that if hens were left our of the house they would not lay any more as there was not enough of heat outside.
I was here one Winter's night and we used to have sheep. One night, w, it was very cold and we had to bring in the sheep. We got a rope and tied it from rafter to rafter and hung oats up on it with seed hanging down so that the sheep could eat the seed. The floor was very wet int the morning. Of course there was not a cemented floor in any house that time. The floor was all wet and we had to get a shovel and put ashes on the floor to dry it. We used to sweep it with an ash broom to dry
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 08:05
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Long ago everyone had a dresser but not like the dressers you see in the house now. just a few boards tied upon the wall. The table was a large box. Wooden vessels called noggins were used instead of mugs, and these were, used instead, left across the dresser. No one used to sleep in the room below, but the cattle were tied there. The hens were in the loft asleep ever night and the cock had a place for himself. (see sketch). This is not so long out of fashion. Before we
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:59
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the floor. The tried everything but all failed. No matter what they put on the floor, they, the blood still came through. When they were making his grave they came upon a rock of a stone and they had to make the grave as long as two grave to get down beside the stone.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:57
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One time there was a man in the work house of Glenamaddy that was a bit silly. He tried to go from the work house a few times but he was captured every time. At last when he could not escape he cut his throat. The blood dashed on the wall and floor. When the man was buried the people tried to get the blood off the wall and floor. They got it off the was allright, but they could not get it off
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:57
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One time there was a man in the work house of Glenamaddy that was a bit silly. He tried to go from the work house a few times but he was captured every time. At last when he could not escape he cut his throat. The blood dashed on the wall and floor. When the man was buried the people tried to get the blood off the wall and floor. They got it off the was allright, but they could not get it off
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:52
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he had no English and he was a neighbour of mine. A daughter of his was married to Pat Lahy beyond Dunmore. One day they came to visit Micky and when they came he said, "Céad míle fáilte ó bháinne ye come. He used to buy rotten sheep and dead ones. When ever one would have a sick sheep or goat
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:48
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Mick was a butcher who lived in Lower Leahive. He used to visit large farmers around Creggs two or three times a week and inquired if they had any sick sheep. If the answer was in the negative his reply was "A bad job sir." He always bought sick sheep for a small sum of money whether he killed them or whether they died a natural death he sold or hawked the meat from house to house in a donkey cart. He weighed the meat in chunks and stuck a peeled bit a sally rod into each chunk before he left home. This rod contained as many nick as there were lbs in the piece. He had a a favorite question for children when he went into a house. It was -
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:39
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said Dan, take off the top of your ear and post it back to the Co. Mayo to a friend of your own who will keep it for you. He did so. Now go in and call for 1/4 of tobacco and ask him how much he would charge for as much of tobacco as would go from the top of your ear to the sole of you foot and I will be in the shop listening" said Dan. He did as Dan said and the shopkeeper answered "So much." The jobber agreed and paid him out for the tobacco and the shopkeeper went to measure the tobacco. He left the tobacco at the sole of the man's foot and reached it up to the top of his ear. He said "this is it now." The jobber answered "that is not the top of my ear. The top of my ear in the County of Mayo. Dan was listening and now he came to the jobbers help. Get away out of that said Dan the top of that man's ear in in Mayo and you must go as fer as Mayo to measure it. So the shopkeeper had compensate the jobber for the shortage in tobacco and this made up well for the price of his pigs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:39
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said Dan, take off the top of your ear and post it back to the Co. Mayo to a friend of your own who will keep it for you. He did so. Now go in and call for 1/4 of tobacco and ask him how much he would charge for as much of tobacco as would go from the top of your ear to the sole of you foot and I will be in the shop listening" said Dan. He did as Dan said and the shopkeeper answered "So much." The jobber agreed and paid him out for the tobacco and the shopkeeper went to measure the tobacco. He left the tobacco at the sole of the man's foot and reached it up to the top of his ear. He said "this is it now." The jobber answered "that is not the top of my ear. The top of my ear in the County of Mayo. Dan was listening and now he came to the jobbers help. Get away out of that said Dan the top of that man's ear in in Mayo and you must go as fer as Mayo to measure it. So the shopkeeper had compensate the jobber for the shortage in tobacco and this made up well for the price of his pigs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:39
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said Dan, take off the top of your ear and post it back to the Co. Mayo to a friend of your own who will keep it for you. He did so. Now go in and call for 1/4 of tobacco and ask him how much he would charge for as much of tobacco as would go from the top of your ear to the sole of you foot and I will be in the shop listening" said Dan. He did as Dan said and the shopkeeper answered "So much." The jobber agreed and paid him out for the tobacco and the shopkeeper went to measure the tobacco. He left the tobacco at the sole of the man's foot and reached it up to the top of his ear. He said "this is it now." The jobber answered "that is not the top of my ear. The top of my ear in the County of Mayo. Dan was listening and now he came to the jobbers help. Get away out of that said Dan the top of that man's ear in in Mayo and you must go as fer as Mayo to measure it. So the shopkeeper had compensate the jobber for the shortage in tobacco and this made up well for the price of his pigs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:38
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said Dan, take off the top of your ear and post it back to the Co. Mayo to a friend of your own who will keep it for you. He did so. Now go in and call for 1/4 of tobacco and ask him how much he would charge for as much of tobacco as would go from the top of your ear to the sole of you foot and I will be in the shop listening" said Dan. He did as Dan said and the shopkeeper answered "So much." The jobber agreed and paid him out for the tobacco and the shopkeeper went to measure the tobacco. He left the tobacco at the sole of the man's foot and reached it up to the top of his ear. He said "this is it now." The jobber answered "that is not the top of my ear. The top of my ear in the County of Mayo. Dan was listening and now he came to the jobbers help. Get away out of that said Dan the top of that man's ear in in Mayo and you must go as fer as Mayo to measure it. So the shopkeeper had compensate the jobber for the shortage in tobacco and this made up well for the price of the pigs.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:30
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There was another man who was a pig jobber. He had a load of pigs in Dublin. A shopkeeper come out to him and asked how much he was charging for "the big and the little." "So much" says the pig jobber. I'll keep them said the shopkeeper and the jobber was picking out the biggest pig and the smallest pig. What are you doing said the shopkeeper. I'm picking the biggest and the smallest for the said the pig jobber. I've the whole lot of them bought says the shopkeeper and so as the bargain was made he had to give all the pig to him. The pig jobber went and told Dan OConnell that he was robbed and that he had to sell all the pigs for the price of two. "Don't mind"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:22
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If there is a plague of rats in the house and you want to change them to some-other place get an Owls quill and dip it in the blood of a raven and say some word like "rats be gone" or something of the like and immediately the rats will have disappeared to whatever place you wish. Paddy Tiernan Leahive had a charm to change rats.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:19
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he met an ass and he thought it was a ghost. He gave the ass a blow and went home Glenamaddy way instead. When halfway home he heard something screetching, and going across the road. He met the funeral of the men killed in Domammon at one oclock. When he come home to his own house he knocked at the door and he was let in. There was not a spark in the fire that he didnt think was up in top of the roof of the house. His father asked him did he see a funeral and he said he did. As soon as the father mentioned the word funeral the fire settled down.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:13
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Paddy Noones father was John Noone, and he was at a funeral in Kilkerrin the 6th January. He met a man at the graveyard a whom he had worked with in England. This man had bacon under his arm as he was having a feast "Candleen Night." He brought John with him into the house to give him his supper. When he was going home
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 07:10
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to the parson. The parson said what's this for. The the Irishmen said, "Well in Ireland when the father dies a collection is made for his son. The parson then drove away very vexed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 06:33
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Once upon a time there was a parson and his wife passing in a car in the United States. He said to his wife "There are three Irishmen coming towards us and I am going to have a joke with them." "Let them be" she said. When they came up to them the parson stood his car and said, "Well men, fine day have ye any news." "No" they said. Well I have for ye said the parson. What is it then said the Irishmen. "The devil is dead" said the parson. "Oh it cant be said one of the Irishmen. "He is" said the parson again. One of the three took off his hat and put a penny into it, then he handed it to the other two and they did likewise. The man that took off his hat took out the three pence and gave it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-09-01 06:28
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A vet once came to this village to examine a horse who had a sore hip. He examined the hip that wasn't sore. When I saw him examining it I said in Irish, ní í an cos tinn atá sé ag féachaint ar chor ar bith. To let me know he had Irish he turned to me and said "will you english this.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-07-06 05:02
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when the keeper asked her why it was her brother she selected out of the three she said "Gheobhardh tú fear i drom" which means you will get a man in a bush. "Gheobhardh tú mac i mbuinn" meaning you will get a son in a womb. Ach dearbhrachair ní bfuighidh tú choidhche." But a brother you will never get.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-07-06 04:52
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He had only a few tunes and these he kept continually repeating. Jigs, reels, and hornpipe were mostly danced.
Dances
After mass every Sunday in Genamaddy there would be a dance held near the lake at the workhouse. The boys wore cordroy trousers and heavy nailed shoes. Girls very plain hooped skirts. Run a rod in the hem at the end and this makes it very wide and round.
Old Women wore mantles. They were caught up in the front and hung down behind. And they wore white caps.
Domnick Daly from [?] was a great dancer and he used to attend all the dances around.
Michael Collins from Ballyhard walked to Dublin, and from Hollyhead to Skegnes in Lancashire.
A man fell into a pit and Martin Madden jumped in after him and swan about a mile after the man. After some time he succeeded in saving the man. Since that time the pit is called Maddens pit.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-07-06 04:41
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the road, and those people were commencing at Gortnadeve :- Thomas Mulligan, May McCormac, Biddy Maher and red John McCormac. Years ago there was a car way here. Then when these families died away and their homes fell after being evicted. Then the road fell into disuse and became cut away. When I P.C. took over the O Malley estate in 1926 the road was reconstructed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-07-06 04:37
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Spinning
Peg Burke my mother never would be tired spinning wool or flax and she could do the two things. She would have yarn and sheets from the weaver and plenty of flannes too. She left me thirteen homemade sheets when she died, and neighbours said I'd never see the last of them used, but by God I did for they stole from me.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-07-06 04:32
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never come up." The man got very angry with him and came out of the field and struck him. Never say that again. "What will I say" said the boy 'Say that there may be a hundred this year and two hundred next year." "Alright" said the boy
He went along still keeping the shilling in his hand and saying that there may be a hundred this year and two hundred next year." Now, he meets a funeral and he kept saying "that there may be a hundred this year and two hundred next year" When he met the hearse the man heard his words, and asked him "why was he saying that. And what will I say!
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-07-06 04:27
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he went out digging and smoking at the same time. When he had finished smoking he emptied the coal our of his pipe. After a while he returned to the house but found no churning made. "What are you doing he said to his wife". "I cant get any butter" she replied. Immediately he bethought of himself and he went our and gathered up the coal and the dung and brought it home and put it in the fire. Then the butter came back in the churn.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-07-06 04:22
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Once upon a time there was a woman who had two sons. Day after day she used to send the eldest son to the butchers stall for a shillings worth of hearts livers and lights of sheep. This day the eldest son was away working in the farm and he had not come back this day and so she had to send the younger son for a shillings worth of hearts livers and lights of a lamb. This young boy was never on that sort of errand before and as he was going along he used to keep saying "a shillings worth of hearts livers and lights" when he was passing by neighbouring houses the man of the house was outside on the street and he was very sick. he was just vomiting when he heard the voice saying "hearts livers and light" he thought the voice was saying "mat you may throw up your hearts livers and lights." He went out before the boy and stopped him upon the road and asked him what he was saying that for. The boy said "what will I say then?" say "that they may never come up." he kept saying "that they may never come up" and soon he came to a field where a man was sowing onions. The man heard the voice saying "that they may
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-07-06 03:19
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kneel + the cake is broken in two over their heads. Butter Roll or lump was also left on top of oaten cake. This cake is afterwards divided among the guests. Pig's head - boiled was principal dish for young couple. The two - man and wife shd enter together - not one a step by the other. A man was appointed to hold a stick horrizontal to keep the couple step together while they went into house. Holder of stick to keep backing in. Most particular about this.
Feast - Cabbage, bacon + [?]: the fatter the bacon the better (as it wld go farther and less eaten) If there's anybody at feast that there's a particular wish for, the Cook pokes at dish for a choice bit. (In coming from church - she's front on horse, he at back) Feast over the youngsters go to a barn + dance, old folk remain in kitchen.
Matchmaking. matches usually made at a fair or market. Young girl is first asked from parents, then couple meet.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-02 00:34
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beggars would always say "móre Dia agus o'Muire"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-02-02 00:32
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When going on a journey and see one magpie this is a sign of ill luck - one for sorrow, two for joy, great belief in this.
Red-Haired Woman
To meet a red-haired woman when you are going on a journey is a sign of danger of ill luck therefore one setting out on any undertaking would rather return back than go ahead to meet a red-haired woman.
Not right to remove dust or dirt or remove manure after sunset because the old people say you would be disturbing the fairies
Cocks Fighting
Two cocks fighting signifys a stranger entering the house during the day
Hen Crowing
Is the sign of ill-luck death or misfortune. People who have a crowing hen kill it at once.
Marriage When a young couple would be geeting married the people would pelt an old shoe after them they said it was a sign of good luck.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 05:18
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There was a man living in Ballyhard by the name of Randy McDonald and he was a shoemaker. One day he met with the parish priest of Glenamaddy called Father Conway. The priest took pity on him because he was poor and gave him a shilling. The shoemaker turned to the direction of the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 02:06
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he was told to take it off but he said it was very sore. The people allowed him to wear it that day. The third day he was told again by the members to take off his hat. He said his head was very, very, sore but that it was getting better and they excused him again. But the fourth day they got angry with him and said "Come here and take off your hat. Dan answered "Oh anything passed in Parliment three times is law."
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 02:03
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Dan O Connell was a M.P. The first day when he sat in Parliment he had his hat on him. He was told by the other members to take it off. He excuse himself and said I beg you pardon I have a sore head. They did excuse him. The second day
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 02:01
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There was a magistrate twenty-eight years in Williamstown. This day he was retiring and he wasn't going to sit in court any more. He went into a public house and he was chatting to the owner of the premises. At last the owner said, "youre here now twenty-eight years and you are going out to day, and could you tell me the three best points in law." I will if you pay me said the magistrate. I will said the owner of the house and he gave him a fine glass of whiskey.
1) Never pay beforehand.
2) Never put your hand to the pen.
3) The less of the law the best.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:56
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tongs and the juice caught and gave to the dancer with the potatoes.
Cross-road Dances
Once Easter would come there would be an old fiddler by the name of Patseen sally playing at the Crossroad ever evening more especially on Sundays. There would be eight of nine couples dancing at the crossroads. The finest people ever you was with their red petticoats and dress of flannel. They usually wore two petticoats, and fine flannel stockings. Nothing in the women now but a "saláin." At that time you would see them with a tail of ten yds hanging behind them. It was a shawl they wore going to mass. They had no bike and no ass and cart like the people a today have
Dancing
Patseen used to hold dances in his own house and the bays and girls used to gather in. A Collection would be made for him by handing the plate around and each member would put a penny in it. At the crossroad a hold was made with the heel of a shoe in the ground, and into this pennies were dropped for the fiddler.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:49
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tongs and the juice caught and gave to the dancer with the potatoes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:48
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There were great dances long ago. Great fun making "who dare spoil". They would also see who could keep dancing the longest, and who could sing the best old Irish songs. There would be two or three fiddle players. Each person gave a half-penny to the players. In this village Patrick Rielly was a good old fiddle player. A harper by the name of Martin Greinane from Ballinslough used to travel round this district. The people would be home from the dances long ago the time they go the them now. They used to go to them without any shoes. My grandmother told me the dress they wore was funny. The girls had all the one style Instead of trying to be slim they tried to make themselves stout Hoops were word in the dresses and the dance dresses would be seven or eight yards long. The men wore linen shirts and big heavy cloggs and knitted socks not like the youths of today with slippers and silk stockings. No teas served but instead stirabout and sweedgin, cally, roast potatoes, and a Suóg. Suóg A bit of fat meat squeezed with a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:37
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fire for a sick daughter who had been ill for three years. A girl came in and asked her what was in the saucepan, for a sick girl she replied. The stranger said "The sorrow pull it out of her and if she is in the bed when I go up I'll set fire to the bed" when they went up the sick girl had vanished. It was her own daughter who came in and who had spent three years with the fairies. She had never eaten fairy food, if she had she could never come back. As long as she lived after this she had a great wish for a family of the name of "Keaveney" beyond Glenamaddy who always cooked food for her at night during those years she was with the fairies.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:33
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The road that leads from Thomas Hagerty's into Keelogues road was, upto a few years ago meerly a path with a large ditch on the laft hand side as you go from Gortnadeve to Keelogues. A very long time ago people had dwellings on the left hand side of
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:30
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Tom Collins was a shopkeeper and he fell out with a priest who owed him a bill. He seized on a horse and was never the better of it. He had a big shop and it was not long until it was empty.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:27
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Bleeding Calves
Calfs were bled at the certain part of the neck. The blood was boiled and cooked for food. A men in Fartown had this trade and used to get so much for each calf.
Basket making Long ago people used to make baskets and take them to the market to sell. Some made this a trade (baskets and sgibbs.) They were make of rods which grew on the bank of a river. There were [?] square baskets, carried on asses backs for changing out turf. Sgibs were flat in shape. A skib used to be placed in the middle of the kitchen floor and a pot of boiled potatoes emptied out on it and the members of the family gathered round it, and fed on pops, salt, and buttermilk.
Calf bleeding John Saxon an uncle to Harlloram who lived in Moher used to bleed cows and calves in the throat for the people who wanted him. The used not to charge anything for bleeding them. They would boil and eat the blood.
Nanthogs and blioscans were big red roots. The rub the dirt off them and eat them raw in those hard times.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:17
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John Saxon lived in Kilkerrin parish he used to come to Moher to bleed cattle in the neck. This was boiled and eaten (hard lump of blood) Thats the stuff that would make you strong.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:17
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John Saxon live in Kilkerrin parish he used to cone to Moher to bleed cattle in the neck. This was boiled and eaten (hard lump of blood) Thats the stuff that would make you strong.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:14
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This occured in Muicne near Kilronan Ballygar. There was a farm lying near to the next two place and the Muicne man had it made up between them to go on
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-01-28 01:12
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This occured in Muicne near Kilronan Ballyger. There was a farm lying near to the next two place and the Muicne man had it made up between them to go on
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 07:17
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To the north of the Sonnagh School some 500 yards there was a village called Sonnaghbeg. Twenty one families lived in little cabins in the village each family having about 4 acres of land to live on. Little did they care about tillage or work of any kind. They lived by plunder + murder. They took cattle, sheep, + pigs from the people living in the neighbouring villages. They came in the daytime with blackened faces armed with forks + daggers + if the owner of the stock taken tried to resist them he lost life then if other neighbours did not come to his assistance but surely they paid him a visit the night of two after when no help was at hand + he was murdered. They watched people coming from fairs + such places + murdered then for their money especially any man carrying a horse's bridle or saddle. Often times they fought amongst themselves over the division of the booty. The clothes of murdered men were often seen on the men of this village. No man or property was safe except where 4 or 5 houses stood close. Pollock an English settler who lived convenient to Ballinasloe got a large tract of land in the [?] of Glinsk + Kilbeg met. Most of the small tenants were driven to the mountains + bogs, some went on the emigrant ships + amongst them were the savage inhabitants of Sonnaghbeg. Their cabins were levelled to the ground + their holdings made into a farm which grows nothing now but rushes, furze + heath. Here was a case of "Out of evil comes good".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:49
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A woman was once making a posset at the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:48
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A man whose wife was delicate was on the lookout for a servant. He had three to select from. Before they arrives he threw a broom in the doorway. The first girl came and crossed over the broom. The second one came and kicked it away one side. The third one came and picked it up and so won the job.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:46
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A blacksmith once had the picture of the Devil hanging on the wall of his forge. A man came into the forge to get shoes in his horse and he tore the picture off the wall. The blacksmith get vexed and he murders the man. The day of execution comes. The blacksmith appears in court and when asked why he murdered the man he says- If any man put that picture on the wall again I will bring the murdered man to life again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:42
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Long ago the people used to grind meal in the houses. They had two flags about eighteen inches in diameter and about four inches thick
and this was called a quern.
Thos. Brennan said he never saw the quern but instead he saw the oats put in a pot and dried at the fire. Six or eight stone that was dried at a time. This pot was called "boskgeen pota." Then they brought the oats to the kiln to be ground.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:34
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Mass was said under a bush below Glenamaddy in a place called Gloon. When the people attending mass would hear the noise of the sldiers horses coming they would all make for the nearest house. About ten people attended mass when it was said.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:34
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Mass was said under a bush below Glenmaddy in a place called Gloon. When the people attending mass would hear the noise of the sldiers horses coming they would all make for the nearest house. About ten people attended mass when it was said.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:33
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There was a school under the hedge in Poll-na muice, and the teacher was Patsey Keenen and the book that they used were
The teacher got no pay but he used to go home with the scholars each in their turn and he would get his supper, breakfast, and dinner from them. They wouldn't have any fire at all but the teacher would teach the scholar, during the night.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:30
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Mickey Dowd - a cooper and he used to make fine churns. James Kilmartin he was a basket maker, and the used to make baskets, sgibs, and cliabs for selling at the market.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:27
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
The people long ago used to spray with heath brooms and dig with the handle of a broom or a strong stick.
They used to hide potatoes in manure heaps lest the neighbours would steal them, as hunger had driven the people to steal.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:24
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Scrape the black off the pot or the kettle put a little water through it and rub it on the shoes. Others say get a wisp of straw and blacken it in the fire then rub it on the shoes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:22
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Ordinary people drank from the noggin and the rich drank from Methes.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:20
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Long ago the cow and the ass were tied within in the house. The ducks under and dresser, and the cock and hens on the loft. My father said that in those days people were far healthier and lived much longer than they do now.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:19
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was boiled, and boiled well. The tea leaves were then eaten and the water thrown away.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:18
ceadaithe
diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
no tea was used long ago. Coffee was used instead. When tea was introduced into the country it was bought by the ounce. As they knew little about it, it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-08 06:17
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Candles were made out of rushes. They were cut, left to season. Then they were dipped in resin, and they were left one side until required for use. Gúsach: Bogdale. The roots of trees got in the bottom of a boghole were brought home, split into strips a foot long, and dried by the fire. These were called [?] and were used as candles or matches.
Another says- Pick thick rushes in daytime, make into candles and hang on crane to dry. Peel off green covering. Cut 6" long. Melt grease, dip rushes and leave in cool place to harden for use.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-06 05:40
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great cure. No whiskey in that time.
Put a lump of [?] into a rag - melt it and give ti to drink and that's the physic to cure Measles.
Cough. Let it wear away as it came, if boiled meal and buttermilk and butter didn't cure it, and the devil sup people had long ago.
Ring-Worm Scrape round the ringworm and don't let it go any farther. Old soot and salt and mens urine, and tobacco torn up. Steep all these together put in a jor and keept for use of cures for ringworm.
Warts cured by water that is got in a large stone or old rock.
Medicine
All medicine was got almost from the herbs growing on the land.
Cures 1) When people were sick long ago they used to boil nettles and dockets together and drink the juice.
2) Boil rusty nails and drink the juice of them is still another cure.
Ear ache Get a pen and ready the ear. Get a small onion- blacken it in the fire put it into a cloth and put it to the ear.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-06 05:32
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Cruach Pádhraic. Take the leaf in your hand, and hold it on a coal in the fire. Then strike it on the palm of your hand to flatten it.
Leave it on a sore of any kind. It is a great cure for any sore.
Dandelion was a cure for consumpt-
ion. To be eaten raw with a grain of salt.
Sore or Sprain White of egg and macrohumpany. To scrape the butt of the with knife (root) and then it was put to sores, a hand sprain of a break. The doctor was seen to put it to sores at that time.
Ear Ache. At one time I had a pain in my ear. My uncle told me to get [?] and put it in the fire, and reden it and hold it to my ear, (with a cloth around it because it would burn me) It cured me and I never got a pain in my ear again.
Measles get sheeps manure, and put it in water and drink this "soup" This was called porter in order to get us to drink it. It was found to be a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-12-06 05:24
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When the crickets sing, we'll have rain
" " duck quacks- a sign of rain
" " spider from his cobweb creeps
" " when the sun is pale when it is setting.
A ring of pale light round the moon denotes rain
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:49
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the corpse instead. It was laid out on two tables in the kitchen. The tables were fixed one horizontal and the other a right angles. Then people sat on their seats around the tables.
When times improved, people had no longer to carry the coffin with sheets, they had what was called a "Cróchar" that is - a a kind of frame which held coffin and gave the bearers a chance of holding it safely.
(brac) or Scaffuler a large brown cloth trimmed with yellow thread for trimming the sheets covering the walls.
The brac was the brown cloth used for covering the coffin while on the cróchar.
Dead carried in [?], then in sheets + lastly in coffins.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:49
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thing would be held in the village where a person died.
1) Bearer of Cróchar
It used to take four to carry it.
2) Brac of Pull
Brown quilt for putting over the coffin.
3) Scaffuler
Used for trimming the walls. I didn't see and straw rope used at all.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:46
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Once a person would die a bit would not be cooked of eaten in that house until the corpse was taken out. The neighbors used to feed them. The people of the house would hardly cook for a pig or anything else.
For twelve months not a dance or any-
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:44
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the corpse instead. It was laid out on two tables in the kitchen. The tables were fixed one horizontal and the other a right angles. Then people sat on their seats around the tables.
When times improved, people had no longer to carry the coffin with sheets, they had what was called a "Cróchan" that is - a a kind of frame which held coffin and gave the bearers a chance of holding it safely.
(brac) or Scaffuler a large brown cloth trimmed with yellow thread for trimming the sheets covering the walls.
The brac was the brown cloth used for covering the coffin while on the cróchan.
Dead carried in [?], then in sheets + lastly in coffins.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:34
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When courting a few years, he would take her to a friends house and stay with her. When priest hears of this, he'd call him on the altar for 3 Sundays + question him eg "Are you sorry for such conduct - ? The charged man wld have to either go up on a seat or up the the alter + say in presence of cong. he was sorry. Any time after this the marriage may take place. Not a lot a ceremony about such marriage few friends + quick marriage. She goes back to the young mans home after a while.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:34
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
When courting a few years, he would take her to a friends house and stay with her. When priest hears of this, he'd call him on the altar for 3 Sundays + question him eg "Are you sorry for such conduct - ? The charged men wld have to either go up on a seat or up the the alter + say in presence of cong. he was sorry. Any time after this the marriage may take place. Not a lot a ceremony about such marriage few friends + quick marriage. She goes back to the young mans home after a while.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:27
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the table but no man returned.
There was a pig fair in Dublin the same day. The three kept walking around until they bought a pig off a farmer. The farmer had [?] more pigs for sale. The three men told him that the pig was for the priest. They bought the pig. One of the men went along with the farmer to a priests house.
The man told the farmer to stay at the gate until he's see the pries first. The man went into the priests house and told him that he was going to England His brother followed him and a said that that he was ashamed of him. "Why" said the priest. He is always saying "Pay me the price of my pig." I hope you will get him out of that habit by saying a few prayers for him. "Send him in here" said the priest. The man went to the gate where the farmer stood and he told him to go into the priest and he will pay you for your pig. He went into the priest and the priest told him to go down on his knees until he would say a few prayers over him.
He did so
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:20
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pay it all." "[?] what are you doing" he said to his wife let me out or Ill give you a [?]." She took off the blind-fold off her eyes and she told him her story. "Devil half the right happened you" he said.
The three men had nothing of pay for that nights lodging. They got as far as Dublin and they got lodgings there also. In the morning they asked the woman of the house how much was the damage and she said - so much. Two of the men walked out of the house. After a while the third man took off his hat and left it on the table and said "I wonder where are the other two gone"? He went out on the road and the other two men were running as fast as they could. He commenced to follow them and he was shouting "Clear the road" - we are running for a bet. The three of them kept running until they were out of sight. The landlady was expecting the man to come back to pay the fee, and also for his hat that he left on
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-11-13 06:12
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Once there were three men going to England and the had very little money. They went as far as Roscommon and lodged there for the night. In the morning they asked the landlady how much was the damage. "So much" said the landlady.
"I'll pay it all" said one of the men "No" said the second one but "I'll pay it all" Indeed you will not said the third but I'll pay it all.
They proposed to blindfold the lady and which ever of them she would catch first that one should pay it all.
"Very well" said the landlady "that is very fair" So she put the blindfold on her eyes and went into a room and there were the three men.
The men kept moving and stealing one by one out of the room and them there was no one in the room but the landlady herself for the three men had escaped. In a while after her husband came into the room. She ran up to him and catching hold of him she said "You will
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-10-14 21:17
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his hand in the clean water, will cross the sea, the one that puts his hand in the dirty water will not succeed, and the one that puts his hand in the clay will die before the year is out.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-04-08 18:25
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The Cross road Dances all took place at the "Big Tree." All games should be finished at the big tree, and all fights finished at the big tree. They danced on the roads. Irish sets, quadrillers, reels and doubles. Sean [?] used to play on the flute and the Donovans. They had the concertina too. There was both English and Irish spoken.
We had box shows too - you'd hear them saying Máire búirc's box show is coming.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-03-09 22:24
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
She pulled the rider down
The first thing was made of him
It a bird so wild Hold fast hold fast
I am the father of your child.
Saying if I knew the last night
Of three hours before today
I would take out your precious heart
And put in a lump of clay.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-03-09 22:21
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
To die on the gallows tree
No better I deserved
Near Tully I was born
For that was my native place
And I never thought I would have brought
My parents to disgrace.
My name is William Healy
And my age is twenty-one
I never ingured and man
Nor never did a wrong.
Until this cruel murder
I have done most barboursly
Good christians age be satisfied
To live in poverty.
Now wheras Im going to part this life
Its one request I crave to shun all evil company
And to pledge for to adore
Lord God he will protect me and for evermore.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-03-09 22:16
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And heard the dreadful moan
Its through the window he looked in
And saw them in their gore.
The carman then to the police went
And this to them did say
I have seen a dreadful murder
And make no delay.
The police then came with him
And the house they did surround
And they soon had me taken
And hands were strongly bound.
They marched me off to carberry jail
Each night in my lonely cell
A queer ghost appeared to me
Her blood in stream I saw quite plain.
To increase my misery
And its cruel whiskey I may blame
For my sad destiny
When the day of trial came.
Its on the bench the carman swore
A hatchet I had in my hand
When I gave her the awful blow
Tis then I was found guilty.
My sentence I received
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-03-09 22:09
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(A woman gives him £20 to kill his wife [?] marry herself)
Young men and maidens
I pray lend an ear
As I am locked up in a dismal cell
The truth I will declare.
Its a false and wicked woman
That fell in love with me
And for the sake of [?]
With her I did agree.
To murder my companion
With her I did prepare
And with her blood I owned to God
My hands I did bespear.
With a knife I pierced her heart
As she lay on her bed
And with a bloody weapon
I then cut off her head.
Her infant it kept crying
As it lay on the floor
I threw it on a blazing fire
And soon it was consumed.
A carman then passing by
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-03-09 22:02
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Pelting old shoes after the married couple and also oatmeal was a great game.
You should have a married man and woman at the ceremony.
Its right to have some hen manure and a grain a salt in the corner of some of the clothes of a pregnant woman.
And its also right [?] for such woman to wear part of her husband's clothing such as a waistcoat. This is done to prevent the fairies taking away either the child of its mother.
If people were well off long ago and the priest to think lot about them them he would go and baptise the child or [?] as the case may be in their own home.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-03-09 21:57
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Pegg [?] was a famous midwife and a great cup-tosser. She could tell what would happen. One Saturday evening she was in at my house and she was having tea with my wife when I went in. They asked me to have a cup of tea with them and I said none of your cup tossing for me. At last my wife told me she was able, and I said will you tell me will I go to mass tomorrow and she said I would not, but that I would go on a long journey over law. She was right the next day I did not go to mass but I went a long journey meeting a lawyer.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-02-26 21:11
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When a person is getting married and on the way to the church an old shoe is thrown after the car this denotes good luck.
When couple return they are met at the door-step by a married woman
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-02-26 21:06
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
In ancient times when doctors were so few the people had recourse to medicines made from certain herbs to cure their ills. The weeds most harmful on the farm, are the thistle, the fern, the "[?]" the chicken weed, the nettle and the dock-leaf those impoverish the land. The thistle the most harmful weed because it grows only on good land and it spreads through the land more than any other weed. The fern also is supposed to grow only on land that produces good potatoe crops. Certain herbs have medicinal properties.
The elderflower and peppermint, taken in hot infusions frequently, is a great remedy for colds and influenza. This infusion is also used as a gargle for sore throats. The watercress when eaten
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-02-26 21:01
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draw and heal any kind of sore or cut. Nettles are boiled and given to turkeys and other fowl as food, and they are also given to sick calves as a good cure for mourn.
The great majority of people nowadays fail to realise the importance of a knowledge of the laws of good health, and of an knowledge of simple remedies to restore the sick body to health again. These remedies can be obtained from our herbs if properly used.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-02-26 21:00
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In ancient times when doctors were so few the people had recourse to medicines made from certain herbs to cure their ills. The weeds most harmful on the farm, are the thistle, the fern, the bráiste the chicken weed, the nettle and the dock-leaf those impoverish the land. The thistle the most harmful weed because it grows only on good land and it spreads through the land more than any other weed. The fern also is supposed to grow only on land that produces good potatoe crops. Certain herbs have medicinal properties.
The elderflower and peppermint, taken in hot infusions frequently, is a great remedy for colds and influenza. This infusion is also used as a gargle for sore throats. The watercress when eaten
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:44
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was a school in a bog up Timicat side. It was a little cabin - Foxe's father went to school there. If you were getting poor long ago you could start a school on your own. They used to have Spelling books and they got on well.
Each scholar would hand a penny to the teacher every Monday morning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:39
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Before building a house they usually settle four stones in four corners where they intend to build a house. Should there be any of these stones stirred or moved in the least, well then people do not build in that particular place. No luck in a spot.
Not right to change furniture on any day but Friday and it's never right to change anything on 1st [?] day of May.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:35
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both of them went in drinking.
The lawyer was in the shop before them watching their actions. When the had finished drinking the lawyer said to the woman "I will ask you when your case is called Did your husband steal the horse and you swear he did. The case was called and her lawyer asked her Did your husband steal the horse. She swore that he did. "Oh my Lord do you hear this, do you want to swing him" said the lawyer, I saw them two drinking a while ago. The man was let free as the other two wanted to get married
The lawyer told her how to act when the frendly drink was finished.
This was the trick the lawyer had to win his case. He pretended that it was real friendship that made the couple drink together.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:28
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
Once there was a man who stole a horse from his neighbour. He was sent to jail. This man's wife employed a lawyer. When the day of trial came the lawyer asked the wife was herself and the neighbour speaking. "Do you think would he take a treat from you?" "I don't know" she said "but I will proffer one to him." she asked him would he take a drink. He consented and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:24
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playing in the room. Two men who had been married first asked the third man "how do you like your wife"? [?] I like her well. I bet she's as obedient as any of yours. Well, we'll make a bet. The first man called his wife - "Mary come here." She answered "Wait till I deal the cards."
The next man called aloud "Kate, come down here" Kate replied "Wait till I play this game." The third man - that man who took a chance on the wild cailín - called on his own "Sara" come. Immediately, the cards were flung on the table and away Sara goes to her husband.
The bet was won. This was the result of the good training she was given by her husband.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:18
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asked her to marry. She consented and they were married. The following day he and she went out to walk the farm. He was on horseback and when he came up to a stone wall, he told the horse to jump it. The horse was not able. he pulled the pistol out of his pocket and shot the horse. "Why did you do that" the wife asked. "That's what I'll do to anyone that will not do my bidding on the spot."
Then he set the dog after the cattle and called him back again but the dog did not come. He did the same thing put his hand in his pocket, took out his pistol and shot the dog. This frightened the wife and she asked again why did he do it. He again told her that he would do likewise to anyone who would not do as he told them.
After being married a month she went with her husband to her father's house. Her two sisters and their husbands were also there. The whole party of six were playing cards in the room and after a time the three men moved to the kitchen fire and the three women kept
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:12
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
A farmer had three daughters the two younger one were married but the eldest was not as no one would take her she was so wild. However one man took a chance and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:10
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very dear in the coming May as he wished to do him a good turn but he couldn't tell him openly, and the next thing the Tuam bank closed and all the notes in circulation were no use. There was a man called Patch [?] Durca he was a car-man, he was to John and Billy [?] [?]. They lived about 100 yds from this school. Patch was sent for a load to Tuam he got the load in small barrels, it was the heaviest load ever he carried. When he came as far as his own house he heeled up the load till morning. When morning came he took the load to Milford to Nolan who lived in Milford. Money that was in the barrels - gold silver and copper. One of the Frenches of Ballinmore or Castlefrench was head the Bank.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-31 17:04
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
There was in 1798 a man called Captain Lambert living in Melford about 2 mls from this School. On a fine harvest day he heard that the French had come into Killala and he gathered up a lot of the breggs men to fight with the French. In the same place that he lived a man of the Nolans came to live after him. He was very intimate with my grandfather, Martin Connell - he was a friend of his, he advised my grandfather if he had any spare cash to buy some cattle as they would be
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 16:11
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
As I lie down my right hand side
I pray to God to be my guide
Any evil come to me,
Blessed Lady waken me.
There are four corners on my bed
And four angels on them spread.
Mathew Mark Luke and John
Bless the bed that I lie on.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 16:08
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
As I look up, as I look down,
As I look up into God's crown,
I met the Virgin Mary coming down,
Twelve books in her hand
Twelve bells ringing,
Twelve priests singing,
Shut the doors of hell
And open the gates of heaven.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 16:06
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ag fanacht le cinneadh
If this prayer is said three times morning and evening, you'll never see the fires of hell.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 16:03
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May grow to clubs and nacked swords
To murder and to death
Pardon oh Lord our childish rage
Our little brawls remove
That as we grow to riper age
Out hearts may all be loved.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 16:02
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diúltaithe
ag fanacht le cinneadh
Whatever brawls disturb the street,
There should be peace at home,
Where sisters dwell and brothers meet,
Quarrels should never come.
Birds in their little nests agree
And 'tis a shameful sight,
When children of one family
Fall out and chide and fight.
Hard names are first and threatening words
That are but noisy breath
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 15:58
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she shouted "So - and So is dead."
Good enough of him he jumped our in a hurry and in a great fuss he cried "My trousers, quick my trousers, get me my trousers." "Trousers" said his wife "Is it talking of trousers you are and so - and - so dead." he ran off in his shirt and the trousers left till he could get time to put it on.
Which of these women made the biggest fool of her husband?
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 15:55
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the stile the tin can knocked against the wall and away with the horse very much frightened. It's not I that is in it he repeated again. There is a sister of mine in Rosommon and I will go and see if she will know me. He went there and called on hit sister and she did know him "I don't care now as long as you know me" The sister came with him to his own home and then the wife knew him.
This was the first man fooled and now for the others.
The husband of the second woman went out working one morning. After some time out he returned and the wife said what happened to you since you went out? Oh! she said death is between your two eyes nothing will [?] ever save you if you don't do what I tell you. You'll lie down here and pretend you are dead. He did as she told him and she left him overboard. Up he went on the table and lay there very still just like one dead.
The third sister did not live very far away so when her corpse was ready she ran off to her sisters house and pretended to be in a bad state. Exclaimed that her husband was dead. This, the third sister, shouted to her husband who was in bed and asleep. "get up, get up quick"
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 15:44
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There was a man in it and he had three daughters. The three got married and they made a bet to see which of them would be able to make the biggest fool of their husbands. The lot of them went to town one day, and got drunk and whatever reckoning was in it was left unpaid and which ever would be able to make the biggest fool of their husband she'd be free and the other two should pay. The got ready for going home after the day in town. One couple however delayed and she said to him you won't go till you take another drink its seldom we are in town together. She made him take another drink and he fell drunk and then fell asleep. He was lying on the side of the ditch. When it was dark an old beggar man came along. He saw the man who was better dressed than himself, and he took some of his clothes and put them on him-self, and he also put some of his own on the drunken man, and left his can by the drunken man's side. When he awoke and took the can and no lid and noticed his bad clothes he went home. He knocked at the door and would not be let in. Tisn't I that is in it at all he said to himself. He had a horse that was grazing in a field near the house. Any time he would call the horse he would come to him. He went to the stile in the wall and called his horse. The horse came, but just when he got near
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-27 01:46
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Kit Connell, Peter Murray's mother, Knockmaskehill always gave good advice. She used always say "if you are ever walking a journey at night, always walk on the track of the horse's hoofs and nothing could touch you."
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2018-01-27 01:39
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This side of Knockmaskehill crossroads is known as Baile Thoir and the Glenamaddy side is called Baile Thiar Murray's direction is called Sáin Bhalla.
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2018-01-27 01:30
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Prayer:- That you may live as long as you have lived, and as long more, and three times that and all put together and one year more will make you 100. What age was he when the prayer was said for him.
(Ans. 8 yrs. 3 mths)
What stone four weights will weigh any even weight from one stone to forty?
(Ans. 1, 3, 9, 27,
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-25 23:39
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Green or Brown are unlucky colours for a girl to wear when getting married.
Sign of bad luck if wedding day is wet.
Not right for a girl to return to her old home inside a month from day of marriage.
Not right or lucky to make her own wedding rig out. Married couple should dance the first round.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-25 23:36
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who breaks a cake of oaten bread over their heads.
Unmarried women who appear at their market town last day Lent, salt is thrown at them to keep them fresh for the next year. If market day falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday etc. the day is known as "salting Tuesday" or "salting Wednesday" as the case may be.
At a wedding party when the couple have dined people purposely break delph as a token of a long and happy for the couple.
A married woman who has no family should not go to the marriage of a young couple getting married.
It is not lucky for the Bride to put the wedding cake thro' her ring for any body.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-25 23:28
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When a person getting married and on the way to the church an old shoe is thrown after the car this denotes good luck.
When couple return they are met at the door-step by a married woman
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-25 23:23
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house-building, or changing into a new house.
People say that it is very unlucky to start any special work such as house-building and ploughing, on a Saturday.
The "Cross Days of the Year" are supposed to be held on St Patrick's and St Bridget's Day, they are are so called because on those days a cross used to be made and hung on the rafters of the house as it was supposed to bring luck into the house. This cross was made from straw, and those customs are still held in some parts of the country.
The "Days of the old Cow" means that March borrowed eleven days from April, that is, the cold March wind is not gone until about the 11th of April, and "The Old Cow" does not feel safe from the hardship of the winter, until that term has past.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-25 23:16
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In former times the people looked upon certain days as being lucky or unlucky for doing certain kinds of work, but nowadays these customs are more or less dying away. [?] Sunday and [?] Monday are supposed to be two unlucky days for a cow to calf or a horse to foal; they are also unlucky days to play certain games, such as hurling or foot-ball.
The month of May is considered to be [?] unlucky for marriage and also Friday and Saturday of each week. Friday is also looked upon as being a lucky day for beginning some particular kind of work such as ploughing, sowing or reaping corn, and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-25 23:08
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Most of the land in the Esker district is boggy and hilly, but there is also a portion of it fertile and grows good crops.
There is a small wood surrounding the Monastery of Esker, and there is also a lake in the vicinity.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-24 20:33
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Between the villages of Moneen and Gorthmorris there is a hallowed spot known as St Michael's Well. The well is situated on a high mound there is a large bush overhanging it. Tradition has it that in olden times a large monastery stood in the immediate vicinity. The monks of the monastery hospitably entertained pilgrims to this holy well. On the 29th September the feast of St Michael local residents perform stations round this well and take away water from it for pious purposes. In the Penal days the monastery fell into the hands of the Persecutors of our people and destroyed it & the monks had to fly to the bogs, glens & mountains for safety. There is not a trace of this monastery now to be seen but there are traces of the avenue which led from the monastery to the public road of Today.
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2018-01-24 20:16
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[?] and heal any kind of sore of cut. Nettles are boiled and given to turkeys and other fowl as food, and they are also given to sick calves as a good cure for [?].
The great majority pf people nowadays fail to realise the importance of a knowledge of the laws of good health, and of an knowledge of simple remedies to restore the sick body to health again. These remedies can be obtained from our herbs if properly used.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-24 20:11
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is a wonderful cure for all blood impurities. The cultivated celery which is often used as a vegetable is also most helpful for rheumatic sufferers; it should be stewed well in a little water and taken in doses of two of three tablespoonfuls three times a day.
The common dandelion has also great healing virtues, the plant is of medicinal value and has wonderful purifying properties. It is infused and taken like ordinary coffee with milk and sugar and is a very [?] good cure for kidney and liver disease. Local herbs are used extensively in the cure or alleviation of diseases. In ancient times they were used by the people throughout the country for curing the ills of both people and animals. The dock-leaf is commonly used to cure the sting of a nettle. There is also another leaf called the mason-leaf it is a very good cure both to
ball sinsearach (stair)
2018-01-24 20:02
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In ancient times when doctors werre so jew the people had recourse to medicines made from certain herbs to cure their ills. The weeds most harmful on the farm, are the thistle, the fern, the [?] the chicken weed, the nettle and the dock-leaf those impoverish the land. The thistle the most harmful weed because it grows only on good land and it spreads through the land more than any other weed. The fern also is supposed to grow only on land that produces good potatoe crops. Certain herbs have medicinal properties. [?]
The elderflower and peppermint, taken in hot infusions frequently, is a great remedy for colds and influenza. This infusion is also used as a gargle for sore throats. The watercress when eaten