Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 7250 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2020-06-01 17:08
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It is common information that the English tried to crush the Catholics of Ireland in the Penal Days and that priests had to celebrate Mass in lonely places. While priests celebrated Mass scouts were put all round watching the approaching roads. Very often priests had a very narrow escape by the fast messages that were sent to them by the scouts saying to clear away quickly because the English were approaching. This is a story told by Mr
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2020-06-01 17:05
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die in the Winter and the tie is opened.
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2020-06-01 17:04
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Straw Boys used come in and took the bride out for a dance. Sometimes they were received very kindly and got money and porter. At other times they were blackguards and wanted to spend too much time dancing and very often the crowd got vexed on account of their spoiling the dance and they were driven away.
There are certain superstitions as to the dress worn by the bride. "Mary in blue and you'r sure to be true." "Marry in white and you'r sure to be right." People do not get married in Autumn because they say the sheave that is bound in Autumn it is opened in Winter. Th atis the pair that are married in Autumn one of them might
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2020-06-01 17:00
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twelve months time they would take him to Scelig, that is a rock out in the middle of the ocean west Kerry.
When the pair were getting married they were followed by a procession as long as any funeral you ever saw, but instead of going slowly and be mourning they went fast and show that they had a merry mood. Then when coming home they often raced with each other. The Master was telling us that he was at a wedding once upon a time and one pony and trap jumped over a ditch at the other side. After arriving at the house of the bride a feast was held and the merriment began. There was a dance held also in the house.
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2020-06-01 16:55
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During Shrove time people get married, as a rule that period of the year is from little Christmas to Lent. If the old bachelors are not married during that period some clever[?] boys went the house. Sometimes they carried lime and to show that they were good artists they were, they made a figure of a man on the door or wall. At other times they brought the man out of his house and warned him that if he weren't married in
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2020-06-01 16:52
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of rain.
When the noise of the train is heard plainly is the sign of hard weather.
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2020-06-01 16:51
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When curlews are heard whistling it is a sign of coming rain.
When smoke goes up straight, is the sign of good weather.
If the smoke stays around the chimney is the sign of rain.
When the moon is misty, is the sign of bad weather.
Stars sparkling in the sky give a sure sign that it is freezing.
When there is a mist on one mountain and another mountain far away can be seen very clearly, is the sign of good weather.
When the cattle collect together is the sign of rain.
When the smoke comes down the chimney, it is the sign
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2020-06-01 16:48
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When the clouds are going against the sun it is a sign of good weather.
When the sun does down red in the west it is a sign that the following day will be fine.
When the soot falls it is a sign of bad weather.
When the kettle shows red, it is a sign of bad weather.
When the wind whistles through the key hole it is the sign of bad weather
A rainbow in the morning is the sign of a coming storm.
When the seagulls come inland is the sign of a coming storm.
When the swallows fly low it is a sign of bad weather.
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2020-06-01 16:42
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There is no story of a religious nature to be found locally. The teacher happens to have personal knowledge of the following, and can vouch for the facts. About
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2020-06-01 13:39
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whitethorn tree. The jackdaw makes its nest on the top of a chimney. The magpie builds on a high whitethorn tree and the hawk in woods or on cliffs. The cuckoo wild-goose, swallow and the starling migrate.
The blackbird and thrush shape their nests live a bowl, and they are of medium size. The wren's nest is round with a hole in front. The crow, Jackdaw, curlew, wild-goose, pigeon, wild-duck, the jay, pheasant, corn-crake and magpie, all build big nests. The robin, yellow-hammer, gold-finch, bull-finch, and chaf-finch build small nests.
Collector: Patrick Dwane
Informant: Mr. James Dwane
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2020-06-01 13:34
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The following birds are found in this district. The sparrow, swallow, wren, all classes of finches, blackbird, thrush, crow, Jay, the pheasant, plover, swan, wild-duck, water-hen, snipe, wild-goose, the lark, corn-crake, robin, yellow-hammer, pigeon, Jackdaw, magpie, and the hawk.
Sparrows and swallows build their nests under the eaves of houses. The wren, blackbird, thrush, gold-finch bull-finch and chaf-finch build their nests in bushes and briars. The crow and Jay construct their nests usually on high trees. The Pheasant and plover make their nests in bogs and marshy places. On the bank of a river the swan, wild-duck and water- form their nests. The lark and corn-crake make their nests in the meadows. In marshy places also, snipe, curlew, and wild goose make their nests. The robin and yellow-hammer, build in ditches The pigeon makes its nest in an ivy covered
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2020-06-01 13:27
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cough would be gone. A child born after his father's death could cure a sore mouth by breathing on the sore. To cure warts get a snail and rub him to the warts then stick him on a white thorn bush and when he would be withered the warts would be gone. A sty in the eye can be cured by rubbing a gold ring to it for three mornings.
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2020-06-01 13:23
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custom also for people who have been cured to leave some emblem after them at the well such as pieces of cloth and ware.
Collector: Patrick Dwane
Informant: Mr. James Dwane
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2020-06-01 13:20
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CARRAIGÍN NA MBRÓINNTE
North of Kildorrery Co. Cork lies a hill the western point of which is called Carraigín na mBróinnte, the Hill of the Quern Stones. Some of these stones are still to be seen along the side of the hill. The stones are of two sizes the large ones for mills and the small ones for use in the homes.

SEOMRA NÓRA
On the western slope of Carraigín na mBróinnte near the top there is a cave known as Seomra Nóra. In this cave an old hag name Nóra a chieftain's daughter lived with her husband. At Leabba Ceallaige near Glanworth Co. Cork her sister, another hag, lived. She used to hand her pipe to this sister a distance of eight miles.
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2020-06-01 13:17
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lover grow naturally in that field. The Church field adjoins the Molagga graveyard. The hollow field has a hollow in it. There is also a Sluggera field.
Information from: James Dwane, Ahacross, Kildorrery, Co. Cork
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2020-06-01 13:11
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The longest way round is the nearest way home.
Never throw away the dirty water till you have the clean water brought in.
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2020-05-31 22:38
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The games the children played were "Burn Duck", Rounders, Sally, Hide and Seek, Blind man's Buff, Tug o'war, Gobs, Quoits, Football, Bowling, Swimming (in the Ilen River), Jumping, Pitching and "Pronnsansa". Sometimes the teacher and children used to go to the wood hunting rabbits, and the captured animals were put into a hole under the school cupboard. Grass and leaves were strewn round the school at night to provide food for the rabbits, as sometimes there were three or four in the "burrow".
The teacher and children often went on fishing expeditions too.
Occasionally the boys played truant, but they were always punished severely for so doing.
As the school was falling into decay, and the teacher was getting old, the landlord, Mr. Levis, got a new school built in Meenies in the year 1871, so Carraigín-thoil was no more.
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2020-05-31 22:34
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No Hedge schools existed in this district within living memory.
About 90 years ago a school called Cairrigin-thoil flourished near the townland of Guirtinihir. It had stone walls and a thatched roof. The floor was of clay, and there was one entrance door and two windows.
It was a Protestant school. The teachers' names were Mr. Keyes and Mr. Martin, and they used to lodge in an house in the townland of Bawnbee. The children paid from 2/6 to 5/- a quarter school fees, according to age.
There was no Irish taught in this school, but great attention was paid to the other subjects i.e. English, Arithmetic, Geography and History. The children wrote and did their sums on slates, though
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2020-05-31 22:30
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he came up with them, drew his sword and killed the officer who was on horseback. When their leader was gone, the soldiers ran away and the cattle went back to their rightful owners.
That put an end to the building of the Castle.
When it was being built, a girl went in to see it. She heard the tramp of the soldiers feet, and in great fear she went up the stairs to the third storey. Still the footsteps followed her, and as she could go no higher she flung herself through the window and was killed.
Such was the fear which haunted these poor peasant women.
Some time after the castle was built the officer hanged one of his men in the lower room. Ever since then clear water drips down on the place where he died.
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2020-05-31 22:29
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he came up with them, drew his sword and killed the officer who was on horseback. When their leader was gone, the soldiers ran away and the cattle went back to their rightful owners.
That put an end to the building of the Castle.
When it was being built, a girl went in to see it. She heard the tramp of the soldiers feet, and in great fear she went up the stairs to the third storey. Still the footsteps followed her, and as she could go no higher she flung herself through the window and was killed.
Such was the fear which haunted these poor peasant women.
Some time after the castle was built the officer hanged one of his men in the lower room. ver since then clear water drips down on the place where he died.
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2020-05-31 22:27
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The ODonovan who built this castle was a very powerful chief and commanded a large army. His soldiers used to go through the country, seize the cattle and drive them to the castle, where they were slaughtered and their blood was used to make mortar.
Many horrible stories are told of the cruelties which occurred during these cattle raids. Here is one of them:
One day the soldiers were many miles away at a place called Adrigole. There they seized a cow belonging to a poor widow who lived in a small cabin with her deformed son - 'Dónal Cam'. When she saw the raiders driving away her only cow she was wild with anger and ran home to tell her son. Donmhnall Cam jumped up, took his sword and followed the soldiers over the hills and valleys for many miles. At last
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2020-05-31 22:24
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There were three entrances to the castle - the doors on the western and eastern sides being about two feet from the ground and that facing south is about 14 feet from the ground. A spiral staircase (96 steps) of stone leads to the top of the building, which is unroofed.
At the western side, a little distance from the main door is a dungeon which was used for storing ammunition. The windows are very narrow, and there are also holes in the walls through which boiling lead used to be poured down on the heads of the enemy.
In olden times, the rock on which the castle stands was surrounded by water, but years later the water was drained away. There are two rivers flowing close to the castle which unite lower down forming the river called "Abha na Fola". A rock situated near the castle is called "Carriag 'a Fola", which names show that much bloodshed occurred here.
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2020-05-31 22:19
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In the townland of Deelish, about four miles from Meenies School stands the ruin of an ancient Castle.
It is a square building, situated on a rock, and is said to have been built by The ODonovan in the 14th century. The inscription "Ó Donnabháin 1626" is cut into a large stone half way up the north wall of the Castle. It is a six storied building and contained about 30 rooms. It was a great stronghold and well built of stone and lime mortar. It is said the the mortar was mixed with the blood of cattle, which made the masonry very firm. The walls are still in good repair except for a large split in the western side which was caused by a cannon ball fired at it by Cromwell from Drimoleague Rock. A portion of the castle wall was then blown away but was afterwards repaired.
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2020-05-31 22:15
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The Road from Drimoleague to Meenies is called the Quarry Road. From the School to the Pattern Cross this road is called the Meenies Road. This road is made for about 150 years, and the workers got 8d. a day.
The Leaca Road is very old and runs along the side of a hill.
From the Old Pattern Cross to Dunmanway runs the NEW LINE, which was made about 50 years ago.
Further South is the Leach road joining the Quarry Road about a mile from Drimoleague Village. Near the Leach Road is the grave of one of Cromwell's soldiers, who got exhausted in the march from Cork to Bantry. The headstone remains, but the one at the foot has been removed.
There is nothing very interesting in connection with the other roads of the school district.
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2020-05-31 22:09
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many places to sell their apples that day. The streets used to be lined with stalls and boxes of apples, and when the usual fair business was over, young men and girls used to gather into the village and spend the evening in enjoyment. It was one of the outstanding events of the year, though not very important now.
It is said the St. Finbar founded the Big Fair. At any rate the date corresponds with that of the Saint's death, so there may be some truth in the statement.
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2020-05-31 22:06
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half a crown to every £10 for a cow, and so on in proportion to the price.
There was a public house on the Rock owned by a Mr. McCarthy, who did a great business in the "good old days". Disputes and faction fights were common so that the place earned for itself the saying
"Drimoleague Rock is a quarrelsome station."
When the railway was extended to Drimoleague the fairs were transferred from the Rock to the village so as to be convenient to the Railway Station, and the publican on the Rock lost his business but he was compensated in some way. Drimoleague street is not a suitable place in which to hold a fair, especially as pigs and cattle are sold there on the same day. Tolls are not collected in Drimoleague now. Pigs and sheep are bought when in the carts. The buyers usually come by car or lorry on the morning of the fair, so that hotel keepers do not make as much profit as in former years.
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2020-05-31 22:02
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The Fair is now held in Drimoleague village on the second Thursday of each month, but about half a century ago it was held on the Rock, about half a mile to the north of Drimoleague village. This was a very suitable place to hold a Fair as the important roads of the district passed through it or close beside it. In those days the nearest railway station was Dunmanway, ten miles away, so animals had to be driven or carted that distance to be sold.
The customs existing at the fairs then were somewhat the same as at the present day. Pigs were never bought in carts, but had to taken out on the ground. Sheep were more plentiful then than now. Tolls were collected when the Fairs were held on the Rock. Luck-money was given as at present to the amount of sixpence a bonham, a shilling for a pig of calf,
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2020-05-31 21:58
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LEITRA = LIATH DOIRE = grey oak wood.
INSE GAORGHAIDH is a wooded glen near the River Ilen.
CARRAIG AN AIFRINN = Mass Rock near Drimoleague Rock.
OWENASHINGANE = ABHA NA SIONGÁIN = Ant River.
AHNAMUDDAWN = ABHA NA MBODÁN. There is a ford where this stream crosses the high road between Aughaville and Dereenaverrihy. A famous cattle raid took place near this spot, between the ODriscolls and the O'Donovans.
The cattle were driven several times across this stream, backwards and forwards. Many of the poor beasts were dishorned and had nothing left but the stump (budán)
Hence the name
Abhnambudan = River (or Ford) of the Horn Stumps.
RUAGACH RIVER = Pursuing River
ABHA NA FOLA = River of blood, flows southwards from where Castle Donovan stands.
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2020-05-31 21:54
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LEITRA = LIATH DOIRE = grey oak wood.
INSE GAORGHAIDH is a wooded glen near the River Ilen.
CARRAIG AN AIFRINN = Mass Rock near Drimoleague Rock.
OWENASHINGANE = ABHA NA SIONGÁIN = Ant River.
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2020-05-31 21:50
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Páirc na Pleidhe is a field in which patterns used to be held, but it is now well cultivated
Carn na bPort is a place in which heather and coarse grass grow. It also contains huge rocks.
Páirc Gainmh contains a gravel pit.
Clais a Phúca means the fairies' hollow.
Páirc Ádhmhar means the "Lucky Field".
Carraig a' Daoí is a field in which there is a small rock.
Páirc Tulcháin contains a large heap of small stones
Coréal contains a disused stone quarry.
Guirtín-ithir means "little tillage field".
Poll a Danair is the name of a field in Guirteenihir in which a Danish fortress was situated. This field contains underground passages and "rooms" but the entrance has long been closed up with earth and stones
Leaca Tobair is a steep field in which there is a spring well.
Míontáin is so called because of the black earth which is in it.
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2020-05-31 21:44
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There is a well in Nedineagh near Dunmanway which in olden times was noted for the cure of sore eyes. It is called the Masters well. The cure for thrush in babies was to have the child inhale the gander's breath while fasting in the morning. The seventh son in a family was supposed to be able to cure certain disease in animals. He could cure them without any medecine by making "Cross ná páiste" over them.
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2020-05-31 13:45
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A blessed well is situated in Cronins field. It is a very ancient well. There is a small wall around it and a small altar near it. It is said if you saw a fish swimming in the well you would have good luck. On the altar there is a big stone on which ten crosses are carved. On each cross you should make another with a stone and say five Our Fathers five Hail Marys and five Glories. Then you should go over to the well and kneel on the wall, Then recite the Rosary. Then you should drink the water and nearly every one should wait for a while looking into the well [?] to see the fish but very few people see him.
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2020-05-31 13:40
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Once upon a time there was a vain witch who used be always tormenting the fairies. She wore a big long hat and she was always looking at herself in the mirror. One day she noticed a bare spot in the crown of her head. She went to all the fairy doctors asking for a cure. Every day she went to look in the mirror she noticed the spot getting bigger. So she decided to go to the fairy queen. On meeting the fairy queen asked her for a cure. The queen said that every good turn she would do a hair would grow. The witch, then went home contented. She learned to do alot of good turns and the bare spot disappeared after a while.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 13:37
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Once upon a time there lived a farmers wife, who went to town for some flour to make cakes for the men.
When she reached the shop she asked the shopkeeper for a bag of flour. The man showed her one bag, and being told the price she said it was too dear. She said that she wanted some cheap flour for the men.
Then the shopkeeper put cement into a flour bag and showed it to the woman. He told her it was very cheap and she was delighted with it. She paid him and immediately went home.
When she reached home she started to make some cakes. When she tried to take up the cases she found that it was tied to the bastible. She kept on trying to take it up and the bastible broke in two.
She was then very sorry. She said to herself that a bag of decent flour would be better than a
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2020-05-31 13:34
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It is said that there is a treasure hidden in Mr Mc Carthy's field bounding the Maolinn.
Mr Bennet of Aghern had a dream that there were some coins hidden in a field close by. Next day on going out into Mc Carthy's field and digging down a few feet he found a couple of coins. On proceeding further a small man appeared on whose face shone a blue light.
Mr Bennett being very frightened went home as fast as he could. He got such a shock that he still remains in bed nearly dead.
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2020-05-31 13:32
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It is said there was a man there long ago. His father was living and he was a very old man. His father died and he was buried. About a week after, the son was going to a fair and he was riding a horse. When he was coming he had to pass by a graveyard. So when he was passing by the graveyard the horse stopped and he would not go for him. After a while a man walked out of the graveyard and caught the horse and brought him along. The man did not speak at all until he came to the other man's house. There was an avenue up to his house. The man came along up the avenue with the other man until he came to a gate.
The man was getting off the horse to open the gate to let the horse into the field and the strange man said to him not to get off the horse atall that he would it for him so when the man had the gate open he disappeared.
All the people said it was the man's father and that he had right to talk to him.
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2020-05-31 13:29
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The townland is which I live is Curraheen. This townland is surrounded by the following town-lands, Conna, Monagoun and Spikle. It is the most central townland in the Parish of Conna. Slated houses are the most plentiful in the town-land. The one old man in the townland is Mr Michael Linehan Curraheen, Conna, Co Cork, he is able to tell stories in Irish and English. He is about ninty years of age. About ten more families lived in this townland in days gone-by. These families, when the parents died went to America. This townland is very hilly but the land is not bad. There are no two names the same in this townland.
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2020-05-31 13:26
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Once upon a time there lived a great giant and everyone was afraid of him. One day he chanced to meet a small man, who was told by the giant that he should come to the wood and bring back some fire-wood. As they entered the wood the huge giant started pulling the trees from their roots. The small man getting his pen-knife started cutting large briars and putting them together. The giant asked him what he was going to do and he said that he would knot some of those together and they would bring home half the wood on their shoulders. "Stop, stop" ,said the giant for if we bring home half the wood my mother would burn it all in one day.
One day they agreed that whichever one of them would eat the most should stick himself with a large dagger. The small man got what was supposed to be a second stomach and fastened his coat around it. The small man eating the most, was obliged to stick himself first. His stomach burst open and he fell back as if he was dead. The giant, getting so frightened at what had happened, caught hold of the large dagger and sent it through his own stomach and fell dead on the floor. The small man, overjoyed at how he got rid of his huge giant walked home.
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2020-05-31 13:22
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Once upon a time there lived a man called "Paddy the Irishman". One day as he went for a walk he came to the walls of a beautiful palace in which lived a great giant. He climed over the wall to see what was inside and as he did so, the owner of the castle saw him, and asked him who he was. "I am Paddy the Irishman", said Paddy "and I am able to make oatenmeal of stones". "O, come down" said the giant, "you are the man that would suit my mother." Paddy got down, and went into the castle, where the giant began to prepare a feast in honour of him.
They killed two cows, and cooked them. The decided to eat a cow each in different rooms. Soon the feast began. The giant ate and ate, till he was almost bursting. Paddy did not put a tooth in his meal. He got a sheet, tied it around him and stuffed the meat inside. He then went out to the room where the giant was eating, to find he had only half the cow eaten.
About an hour afterward the giant finished, and they decided to go for a walk. During the walk, Paddy told the giant stories about Ireland. The giant asked Paddy to tell him a story. He told the giant that in Ireland, the people can open their stomachs and let out what they had eaten. "O" said the giant, "I should love to see that done". Paddy told him that he would do it first, and that he could do it after him. The giant agreed.
Paddy took a knife, cut the sheet open, and out come all the meat. Then the giant took the knife, thinking he could do the same, but he stuck himself in the stomach and fell dead. Paddy buried the giant in a deep hole and made his way back to the castle. After haven taken
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-31 13:13
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William Bartnett lived in Shean[?] One day there was a fair in Conna. He was said to jump from Twomeys Gate over the Bridge and into Roches Gardens at the other side. He also jumped out of his sick bed and threw a weight weighing a cwt up against a wall and no one ever since could put the weight as high. There also lived a woman named Joan Downing. She lived in Marstown. She used bring a pail of water on her head while knitting.
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2020-05-31 13:09
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Great indeed was the faith and strength of our forefathers that lived in Ireland many a year ago and we children are at the present day progressing in our knowledge of the strength of those people. The son or daughter of the present generation are not like their grandmothers and grandfathers. Here are some of the great old people that are dead and gone. We will take for instance Maire Larr R.I. P. who lived in Ballybride. She brought a double harrow on her back through three fields.
Padraig Láidir was out in a field one day. The horses sulked as he was carrying a cart of potatoes. So Padraig took the ridge board from the horses back, put it on his own and brought home the potatoes.
Arthur Muclachy R.I.P. who lived in Currabeha was supposed to be a swift runner and he won many races. Some of his descendants are still living. John Hennessy R.I.P. also lived in Currabeha and was supposed to mow three acres of corn in one day with a scythe.
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2020-05-30 22:43
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possible. "Reading Made Easy" was the name of the English book. What writing was done was done with a quill pen.
The pupils were seated around the teacher and whenever a shower came they went in shelter in the hedge. The farmer used invite the teacher to the cow house. A blackboard was not used except in very rare occasions. The teacher remained nearly all his life in one district.
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2020-05-30 22:41
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In olden times there was a hedge school in the townland of Droumsullivan and Coomleigh. The one in Droumsullivan was held in the house of James O Shea and he was one of the teachers who taught in these schools. His wife, a well-known and well-liked little woman was called "Máire Shéumais". She was also
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2020-05-30 22:39
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In olden times there was a hedge school in the boundary of Coomlea, but they did not exist in my district at any time. The local name for it was a hedge school. It was held in the open. The teacher's name was James O'Shea. He was not a stranger.
The hedge school used to be held in the farmer's houses of those who could afford it, and all the neighbours used to gather together and learn the alphabet. In Winter the teacher's lodged in the houses. In Summer the parent of each pupil used to keep them two or three days every week in his house.
They got no cash in payment but in Summer one of the pupils parents would give them a coat or waistcoat and another a pair of woollen stockings Reading, writing, and quotations of latin were taught. Irish was spoken by ninety five per cent of the population especially in mountainy districts.
It had no need to be taught as it was spoken. The teacher's attitude towards Irish and Irish culture was to translate the Irish into English when and where
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2020-05-30 22:33
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from the north and west signifies dry weather. Wind from the east brings snow, and wind from the south indicates rain. When rain is approaching the old people grumble that their corns and chillblains are sore.
Dust on the roadway is a sign of dry weather. When the insects are creeping along the roads it is a sure sign of wet weather. The robin comes into the house when snow is coming on. When fog is on Mullagh Méise and Eoghain Hill is clear, it is a sign of bad weather.
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2020-05-30 22:30
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In wet weather the insects go in shelter under the leaves, but the spider travels at the approach of rain. If the sulphur of fire substance turns blue, it denotes rain. The cows are sleepy, when bad weather is approaching. Waterfalls are very noisy when the weather changes. The smoke goes up straight from the chimney in dry weather, and when it is curling going up from the chimney it is a sign of rain. The light of the turf fire turns blue, when bad weather is approaching.
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2020-05-30 22:26
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There are numerous local beliefs as regards to the weather. Red clouds in the west signify dry weather. A copper or yellow sunset foretells rain. The circle around the moon, and a large cloud which rises in the western sky is a sure sign of rain. Wind
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2020-05-30 22:24
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There are various indications as regards to the weather. When rain is approaching, the south-west wind is blowing, the soot falls from the chimney and the spider creeps from his cobweb. The birds fly low, and the rooks float instead of flying. The gulls are to be seen picking worms on the surface.
When the start twinkle, they denote cold rain or frost especially when the wind is from the north. The rain is bad for dogs because they cannot pick up the scent of other animals. When rain is approaching, the dogs eat grass. If there is a red sky, and if the red rises it is a sign of rain, but if the red sinks it is a continuation of fine weather.
When the air is thin, it indicates rain. The rocks will show a certain moisture when rain is approaching. In dry weather the whirlwinds gather the dust into little clouds, but if rain is approaching this will change. The waterfalls sound loud and dull, but they sound shrill and clear, when fine weather is approaching.
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2020-05-30 22:18
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up, it is a sign of settled weather, but if it goes down it is a sign of bad weather.
If there is a ring around the moon or if it is turned upside down, it is a sign of broken weather. When winged-ants are to be seen along the roads in Summer, it is a sign of great heat. When large numbers of sea-birds are to be seen hovering very low over the sea, it is a sign of bad weather and rough seas.
The southern and western winds bring the most rain to our district. When the rivers make great noise it is a sign of rain. When the sound of the train is to be heard at a good distance away, it is a sign of rain and when the rocks shine it is a sign of rain. When the stork flies east, it is a sign of fine weather but when she flies west, it is a sign of rain.
When there is fog on Mullagh Méise, it is a sign of rain. When the Jack Snipe is to be heard it is a sign of frost.
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2020-05-30 22:09
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6. As round as an apple as plump as a ball, it climbs over churches and steeples and all.?
Ans:- The sun.
7. When is a cow not a cow.?
Ans:- When she is turned into a meadow.
8. Forty sheep went in a gap, forty more went after that, six and seven twice eleven, three and two, how much is that.?
Ans:- five.
9. When is a cook very angry.?
Ans:- when beating eggs and whipping cream.
10. What living creature goes to bed with his shoes on.?
Ans:- A horse.
11. Which man in the army wears the biggest cap.?
Ans:- The man with the biggest head.
12. What kind of fish does a man out of work want.?
Ans:- A plaice. (place).
13. What is it that has many eyes yet its always blind.?
Ans:- a potato.
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2020-05-30 22:06
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9. Why does a hen cross a road?
Ans- To get to the other side.
10. What can live inside a fire?
Ans- A live coal.
11. Four legs up, four legs down, soft in the middle and hard all round.
Ans- A bed.
12. How would you make a slow horse fast?
Ans :- To tie him to a pole.
13. Why is a fishing rod like a railway?
Ans- Because it is no good without a line.
14. Why was Adam a good runner?
Ans- Because he was first in the human race.
15. What has many eyes but no nose?
Ans- A potatoe.
16. What beats a good wife?
Ans- A bad husband.
17. What is the difference between a cat and a book?
Ans- A cat has its tail outside and a book has its tale inside.
18. What side of a cup is the handle in?
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2020-05-30 22:03
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8. Why are bakers very self-denying.?
Ans :- because they need what they sell. (knead)
9. Why is a washer woman like a navigator?
Ans :- because she spreads her sheets, crosses the line and goes form pole to pole.
10. Why is a church-steeple like an orange?
Ans :- because a peel comes from each.
11. What meat is never cheap.?
Ans :- Deer-meat.
12. Who killed the fourth part of the people of the world?
Ans :- Cain when he killed Abel.
13. What is the best site for a lunatic asylum?
Ans :- the Scilly Isles.
14. What is the most modest piece of furniture?
Ans :- the clock, because it covers its face with its hand and it is always running itself down.
15. Patch upon patch without any stitches, if you'll guess me that riddle, I'll buy you a breeches.?
Ans :- A head of cabbage.
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2020-05-30 15:56
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Signs of bad weather are:
The floor gets wet.
The meat begins to drop.
The crows fly low.
The swallows fly low.
The soot begins to fall.
Signs of fine weather are:
Mushera capped and Claragh clear,
Denotes fine weather far and near.
The pimper-nell or the poor man's weather-glass opens its petals wide
If the swallows and crows fly high, or if a rain-bow appears in the evening.
Signs of Storm:
Seagulls fly inland
Copper coloured clouds cross the skies.
Pigs start making their beds.
The sky gets dark and red.
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2020-05-30 15:54
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Signs of bad weather are:
The floor gets wet.
The mead begins to drop.
The crows fly low.
The swallows fly low.
The soot begins to fall.
Signs of fine weather are:
Mushera capped and Claragh clear,
Denotes fine weather far and near.
The pimper-nell or the poor man's weather-glass opens its petals wide
If the swallows and crows fly high, or if a rain-bow appears in the evening.
Signs of Storm:
Seagulls fly inland
Copper coloured clouds cross the skies.
Pigs start making their beds.
The sky gets dark and red.
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2020-05-30 15:49
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Three letters spells her name backwards and forwards all the same
Eve
What is it that turns without being touched?
Milk.
What should you do before coming down a stairs?
Go up.
Old Mother Turtchet had but one eye
And a long tail which she let fly
And every time she goes over a ditch
She lets a piece of her tail behind her
A needle of thread
The flour of Ireland and the fruit of Spain
Met together in a shower of rain
Put them together in a bag tie them up with a string
If you'll tell me this riddle I'll give you a ring
Plumpudding
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2020-05-30 15:46
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Make two even parts of eight gallons of whiskey and the measurements you have are a three gallon jar and a five gallon jar?
Fill the 3 gallon jar. Empty it into the five gallon. Fill the three gallon jar again and empty it into the 5 gallon jar. Now the five gallon jar is full. There is 1 gallon in the 3 gallon jar and 2 in the 8 gallon jar. Empty the 5 gallons into the eight gallon jar. Put the gallon out of the 3 gallon jar into the 5 gallon jar. Fill the 3 gallon jar. Empty it into the 5 gallon jar. Now there are 4 gallons in each of the 5 and 8 gallon jars.
What could you throw into a river without wetting it.
Your shadow
What did you ever see soup drank with.?
Your eyes
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2020-05-30 15:37
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No. Too bad
If my turkey-cock laid an egg in your yard whom would the egg belong to?
You can have it when it will be laid.
Luke took it in front of him. Paul took it behind him. Biddy Mulligan had it twice in the same place and when she married Paddy Murphy she lost it?
The letter L
Black I am but much admired. Men seek for me until they are tired. I tire the horse but comfort man. Tell me this riddle if you can?
Coal
How long would it take a snail to go to the top of a twenty foot pole if he would go up three feet by day and come down two by night?
18 days
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2020-05-30 15:33
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Adam. He was the first in the human race.
What is the largest room in the world
Room for improvement.
If you fell off a house what is the first thing you would fall against
Your will
I washed my hands in water that never rained or ran. I dried my hands in a towel that was never worn or spun.
Washed in the dew and dried in the sun.
If a herring and a half cost 1 1/2d what would half a herring cost?
A Half-penny.
If a hen and a half laid an egg and a half in a day and a half how many eggs would two hens lay in six days
Did you ever hear the story of the two eggs?
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2020-05-30 15:32
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Adam. He was the first in the human race.
What is the largest room in the world
Room for improvement.
If you fell off a house what is the first thing you would fall against
Your will
I washed my hands in water that never rained or ran. I dried my hands in a towel that was never worn or spun.
Washed in the dew and dried in the sun.
If a herring and a half cost 1 1/2d what would half a herring cost?
A Half-penny.
If a hen and a half laid an egg and a half in a day and a half how many eggs would two hens lay in six days
Did you ever hear the story of the two eggs?
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2020-05-30 15:28
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What smells most in a Chemist's shop?
Your nose.
Where did the biggest tree in the world grow
Out of the ground
Did you ever see a man with a wooden leg walking without a stick.?
No. His leg was a stick.
Thirty sick/six sheep went out a gap One died how many were left
Twenty nine
What would you fill a barrel with to make it lighter?
Holes
What is it that must be killed before it can be cured?
Bacon.
What is it that must be taken from you before you can get it.?
Your photo-graph.
Who was the best runner in the world
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2020-05-30 15:23
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The Blackwater river is a very treacherous river because the fords move and where it is shallow to-day there may be a deep pool to-morrow.
Once a boy went swimming in the Blackwater behind Keale Bridge and the year before where the boy was swimming the river was very shallow. That year this was a pool about twenty feet deep and the boy was drowned. After many attempts by the Crowley and Doodey brothers the boy's body was brought to the top of the water.
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2020-05-30 00:04
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Níor thóg sé aon tsórthainn díobh act iad do chaitheamh uaidh agus an cré do chaitheamn anuas orra.
Um thráthnóinín thiar thall agus é cortha, tnáite traochta tar éis an lae do bhuail ceann eile leis.
Thóg sé suas na láimh é acht thuit an sean bhosca as a chéile agus do thuit sé no seacht de phíosaibh airgid amach as anuas ar an dtalamh
Bhí gach píosa cómh mór no beagaínín níos mo na sgilling. Ná theannta san do thuit píosa de seana-cheirt amach as. Istig san tseana-cheirt bhí bhúiríní de páipéar fillthe ar a chéile. Bhíodar gac ceann díobh - chómh mór le nota púint. Act níor bhfeidir a dhéanamh amach an raibh aon scríbhneóireacht orra mar bhíodhar chómh leaghacta san gur cuma nó snaois iad. Sin mar imthig airgead an duine bhoict seo agus is dócha a lán eile nách é.
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2020-05-29 23:54
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III
Seó comhairle a fuaras ó shean-duine bliadhanta ó shoin. Do thárla dom maidean Dómhnaig nuair a bhíos ag teacht aníos Árd-na-Táiliúra ag dul go dti an chéad Aifreann ar an gCaolcuill go bhfuarag nóta púint i lár an bhóthair. Dubhairt liom féin go raibh an t-ath lion acht mar sin féin do smaoineas nár liom é agus nár cheart dom é choiméad. Do stiúraig Dia mé, agus nuair a shroiseas
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-29 23:49
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phinginn ruadh istig ann. Níor chuir san aon "garrbuaic" ("cora bhuais") orra mar shíleadar ní nárbh iongnadh gur istig sa bhannc a bhí sé aige. Bhí a fhios acu gur ceart do adhmáil ón mbannc do bheith aige agus toisg go raibh sé beagainín greannmhar a'n féin cheapadar gurb amhlaidh do chaill sé é. Chuadar go dtí an bannc lá'r na 'mháireach acht ní raibh tásg ná tuairsg ar airgid ann. Do hínnseadh dóibh nár chuir an fear ceadhna pingin riamh isteach sa bhannc.
Annsan iseadh thuit an lug ar an lag aca. Bhíodar tar éis é chur agus chaitheadar cailleamhaint leis. Níor thaithn sé sin ró mhaith leó nídh ná loct orra é. Ach cár imthig an tairgead nó cad do dhein sé leis? Bin í an cheist a bhí ag deanamh buadhartha dóibh. Bin í an t-aon cheist amháin nárbh fhéidir leó do fhreagairt nó do réidhteach.
D'fhan an sgéal mar sin do dtí cúpla bliadhain ó shoin. Tá cúpla páirc siar ó'n dtig nuadh do tógadh blianta ó shoin ann, agus an fear atá na chómnuidhe ann anois do leag sé an claidhe atá idir an dá pháirc chun aon pháirc amháin a dheanamh díobh araon.
Ag gabháil do'n obair do do bhuail trí nó ceathair de bhoscaibh leis a bhí itte le meirg
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2020-05-29 21:28
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"seacht gcéad eile fé sheacht".
Annsan dubhairt sí go raibh sí cun aghaidh do thábhairt ar Theamhar, agus go marbóchadh sí an t-árd ri agus bean Fhinn leis, agus annsan ní bheadh aon leath-sgéal ag Fionn, acht í féin do phósadh.
D'imthig sí agus d'fhág sí bean coinnleacht ag tabhairt aire dos na priosúnaig an fhaid is bheadh sí imthighthe.
Bhí gac éinne i gcruaidh-chás. Annsan chuimhnigh Diarmuid Ó Duibhne ar sheift. Bhí ball searc aige 'na chléibh, agus aon bhean in aon chor a fheicfeadh an ball san, thuitfeadh sí i ngrádh leis.
D'osgail Diarmuid brollach a léine i dtreó go bhfeacha an bhean choinnleacht an ball searc. Thuit sí ingrádh leis ar an nóimeat agus gabh truagh di agus bhain sí an draoidheacht díobh go léir agus bhíomar saor annsan airís. Sé an céad rud do dhein Conán Maol nuair a bhí sé saor, ná an ceann do bhaint di. Bhíodh droch-aigne ag Conán i gcómhnuidhe.
Ag an am so, bhí an bhean mhór imtighthe ibhfad ón áit, acht thánamar sual léi. Dubhairt Oscar nach raibh aon eagla air féin roimpi, agus go dtroidfeadh sé léi gan airm ar bith, acht le'n a [?]. Ba dheas léi é sin agus thosnuigheadar ag troid. Bhí an bhean ag faghail an láimh-uachtair air, nuair do labhar mise leis:-
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2020-05-29 16:14
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briars and ferns growing around it. A white hound followed a hare into it long ago and he never came out. But some time after the hound used be seen around the place by night.
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2020-05-29 16:13
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There is a fort to the south of Drimoleague about a mile and a half in the townland of Kilmore on the land of Mr. Grace. There is stone fence around this fort about two or three feet high. This fort consists of a lot of rooms with a flag in each room as a door.
The owner of the fort tried to close it three or four times times because there are foxes inside in it and they come out by night and carry a lot of fowl from the people But each time he tried to close it he got a sore hand. People often went into it but after going into a couple of rooms a passage was broken and they could not go any farther.
It is said that it is the Danes built it long ago. Lights were often seen around the fort. It is said that the "good people" are inside in these forts and people are afraid to go into them. There are now
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2020-05-29 16:08
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O Sullivans won and they took their cattle back home. It is said, when Castle Donovan was being built the mortar was mixed with the blood and hair of Cattle. The Castle is standing nearly four hundred years. A man was hanged in the Castle In the place where he was hanged there is a drop of water falling continually it can still be seen. It is said if. the drop fell on you would die.
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2020-05-29 16:06
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Castle Donovan is situated three miles north of the Village of Drimoleague It was built in the year 1650. The dimensions of the Castle are, 60 feet high, 26 feet wide, 42 feet broad. The walls of the Castle are six feet thick. The Castle entrance is at the west gable, it is a gothic arch of limestone. Some years ago a massive Oak Door was found in a Bog near the Castle It was supposed to be the Door of the Castle. The O Donovans went raiding the territory of O Sullivan Beare and they took a lot of Cattle away with them. One of the O Sullivans saw the O Donovans taking the Cattle. He went into his house to get a sword. There were a lot of swords in the house he took one of them and bent it, it broke. He got another one and did the same to it, it broke. The got the third sword and did the same to it, it did not break. He then took the sword and went and gathered his neighbours. They followed the O Donovans and got up to them in a place called "Bearna na folla" A battle was fought between the two clans. The
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2020-05-29 15:57
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she frightened the crows.
Ans. A gun.
10, Long legs crooked thighs, little head and no eyes.
Ans. A tongs.
11 What is the height of impossibility
Ans. To strike a flea in the eye with a crowbar.
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2020-05-29 15:56
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1, What roof never lets in the rain.?
Ans. The roof of your mouth.
2, What two things are alike but never meet?
Ans. Your two eyes.
3, What is brought to the table cut but never eaten.?
Ans. A pack of cards.
4, What goes to bed without taking off its shoes.?
Ans. A horse.
5, What gets bigger the more you take from it.
Ans, A hole.
6, How many sticks go to make a crow's nest.
Ans. None, but the crow carries them.
7, Ink, ank, under a bank ten drawing four.
Ans. A person milking a cow.
8, Why so is a jarvey never thirsty.
Ans. Because he was a well and spring in his car.
9, As I went up a slippery rock I met my Auntie Mary with timber toes and iron shoes and upon by word
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2020-05-29 15:48
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bar to lift the stone. He put the bar under the stone and lifted it up. He then put another small stone under it so that he could lift it higher.
Just as he put in the bar the second time, he was thrown into the air and when he fell on the ground he was grunting like a pig. That stone is seen to this day and the man was never seen after.
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2020-05-29 15:46
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Once upon a time there lived in the townland of Cullinagh which is situated three miles east of Skibbereen a landlord whose name was 'John Swanton'. He ruled his tenants with great severity. He had four men each for sixpence a day. They should do every thing that he told them or else he would dismiss them. He had a grand lawn in front of his house but in one corner was a graveyard since the time of the famine. He wanted to get this cleared away for he wanted to plant something in it.
He told his servants that they should take away the stones but they did not want to do it. He told them that he would dismiss them if they did not do it. At last one person stood up and said that they would do it if he himself would raise the first stone.
He went away and got a
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2020-05-29 13:59
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Gur chuaidh sé d'úghdar bhliasda
É foghluim meas(c) na léighinn
Agus nuair a bhíonn na ghrian a' taithmeamh
Mar stór i gcóir é caitheamh
In sa 'Geimhreadh le chéill
Nótaí: beársa 1. "Sgeidheann" = flow "lá breithe Dé Judgment Day
bearsa 2. "tigh tabhairne" pronounced tin tabhairne"
bearsa 3. ag cnáid = [?] saidhbhreas pronounced sy-bhreas
bearsa 4. Sgafail = + cáimric = cambric.
bearsa 5. le rádh "aguinn" (nó dhuinn) go léir
gur chuaidh sé d'ughdar bhliasda = It failed them
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2020-05-29 13:51
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1.
Céad míle milliún buidheachas leat
A Shlanúightheóir Íosa Críost
D'fhulang an t-allus Fola ar son na cine daonadh
2.
Céad míle milliún buidheachas leat
A Shlanúightheóir Íosa Críost
D'fhulang na seilí caitheamh ar chlár t-éadain
Ar son na cine daonadh
3.
Céad míle milliún buidheachas leat, A Shlanúightheóir Íosa Críost
D'fhulang Tú [?] ar Crann na Croise
Ar son na cine daonadh
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2020-05-29 13:44
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O Laoghaire. These teachers were paid a penny a week and sods of turf from each pupil. Reading writing and Sums were taught in the hedge schools. Catechism was taught in Irish and the rest in English. No blackboard was used in the schools. The teachers would remain about three months in each district.
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2020-05-29 13:41
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There was a hedge school in Carrigeen in the year '79. Master OSullivan was teaching there Master Shine was teaching in Muingyroogeen in the year '78 Master O Sullivan was teaching at Knockadtuder. Dan Linehan was teaching in Curraugue in the year '80. The teachers were strangers. The teachers carried on school in farmers' houses. There was a man named Benjamin O Leary teaching in Kilcorney and he would say this, Téigheann se suas agus anuas tré sráidh Sráidh a' Mhuillinn á [?] sochraighthe, neamh coithchianta agus do [?]
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2020-05-28 23:40
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A number of James II coins were found in various places in this locality. I referred to them in Cuid I. I have one of which I am attempting to give a sketch. It was found when a new fence was being built on the divided ranch at Fanningstown near Croom about six years ago. It is BRASS Mr. Charles McCarthy at the moment resident at Tullovin Castle has an identically similar coin OF COPPER; at least I think it is Cu every detail of it corresponds with the similar detail on the one I have. He found it near the castle ruin. He also found there other coins to the number, I think, of five. There are two Charles - Carlo? coins, and one very much battered which I think has the letters CIC - on it. I have only had a glimpse at them and without a glass.
[ three drawings on page, showing edge detail and each side of a coin, with the note - "This is only 1/12" greater in diameter than the coin itself"]
All the coins which Mr. McCarthy has, with the exception of the one sketched here, are about the size of a half-penny and perhaps smaller. I shall see them again and get an opportunity of examining them more closely.
(later) The coins are 1 James II as sketched above 2 Charles II in very good condition dated 1680, one Mary very much worn but bearing the letters MARI clearly.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:34
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There was a man living near Bantry long ago, and, when he was dying, he told his wife to bury him in a certain graveyard. His wife did not grant his request, but she buried him in another graveyard.
A couple of nights afterwards two men were going home, along the road near the graveyard, and they heard a great loud noise. They stopped as they were, and after a while, they saw a funeral coming along. They stood in off the road, and the funeral passed by. There were
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:28
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There is a lake situated about two miles to the east of Bantry. It is about 21 acres in area and it is called Loch Bó Fionna. Long ago there lived near this lake a widow woman. She had a cottage and a few goats kept the milk to her. One night a white cow came into the yard. When the woman got up in the morning she saw the cow and thought it was a neighbour's, so she tried to drive it away. The cow would not go so she kept her and got milk from her. After a while the cow had a calf. That went on for seven years and in the end of the seventh year she had seven cows. Then she decided to sell the old cow. The night before the fair, when the woman had just gone to bed, she heard a bellow from one of the cows. She went to the window to see what was the matter and she saw all the cows leaving the house and going towards the lake. When she got up in the morning she went out and saw six of the cows coming out of the lake but the old one stayed there. It is said that the fairies kept the cow and from that on the lake has been called Loch Bó Fionna.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:25
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Long ago there lived two rival chieftains, one in Castledonovan, the other in Castletown Bere. The former chieftain had a son, who was to become chieftain of the two estates when he was old enough. The other chieftain did not like that so he planned to kidnap the child.
He succeeded in his cruel plan until he and his followers came as far as Mulach Meise. The country at this time was thickly wooded and there they were held up. The father of the child got ready and with his men he pursued the kidnappers.
Before long they were drawing near to the kidnappers, so that the latter were forced to hide the child in the wood. They then escaped.
The father of the child and his men searched the woods for two days, and on the third day they the child sitting under an elm tree. The father saw that he was sucking something in his mouth and what was it but the bark of the elm. He
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:22
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had kept himself alive by sucking the juice of the elm. The father then decided to call him Súgh-leamhain which means juice of the elm. That was how the name Sullivan came and from this child descended Donal Cam O'Sullivan the great Prince of Beara.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:20
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On a Hallowe'en night many years ago, a little boy, living in a house near Glengarriff woke up one night very thirsty. He got up and stole down to the kitchen for a drink, - taking care not to wake any other member of the family.
On returning to bed he got an awful pain in his leg, and could not sleep again. Next day it was very bad, and the day after it was worse, and the pain was terrible. So the parents decided to send for the Seandree. He came and had a chat with the boy and found out how he got the pain after coming down for the drink late at night.
Now this Seandree was supposed to know a lot about the fairies. So he told the parents to lay the table that night for six persons, and be short one fork and not to leave another fork in the house any where. So that night, when the six fairies were sitting at the table one said. "Where is my fork?" and the others said "Where did you throw it on Hallowe'en night?" "go and get it." Then just at the time the fork was pulled out of his leg, and he gave an awful roar. Next day his leg was a little better and in a day or so it was alright.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:15
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On the road from Glengarriff to Bantry there is a townland called Cahir. This got its name from a very remarkable fort which was made of stone. Nobody touched these stones because if they did it is said they'd have bad luck. Once the County Council wanted some stones and they took them out of the fort. They used them and they had no bad luck after.
When a neighbouring farmer saw that the stones did no harm to the other men he drew some to build a cowhouse. When the cowhouse was finished he drove his cows into it. About ten o'clock in the night he went out to see the cows. He noticed that some of the stones had a reddish colour like blood. He did not like this but he went home and forgot about it.
The next morning he went out and to his surprise his best cow was dead. He was very frightened and he asked a neighbour what he should do. He told him to shake holy water on the cowhouse. He did and he was lucky with the cowhouse ever after.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:12
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green glass is scattered around the strand. The furnaces were heated with charcoal made from the local oak trees.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:10
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In Tim Regan's farm in Ardnatrush there is a Cromlech This consists of one large stone resting on two other stones standing on end on the ground. There is no local name for this monument.
In the townland of Ardnatrush there is a blessed well known as Lady's Well. Local tradition says that the Blessed Virgin was seen at that well years ago. People used to pay rounds there on the fifteenth of August every year. But that practice has died out during the last twenty years. That townland got its name from the rounds that used to be made at the well.
In Ardnatrush there is also a circular dún or fort. This is situated on the brink of a cliff overhanging the sea. The old name for the fort has been lost.
About a hundred yards from the fort are the ruins of a large, oblong, stone building. It is about thirty feet long and fifteen broad and the walls that remain are about twelve feet in height. Tradition says that it was being built by fairies when a man going out for a cow to drive her to the fair interrupted them. The man was struck sick went home and died shortly afterwards, and the house was never finished.
At the water's edge in Reemeen there was a glass bottle factory. Only very little of the walls remain but many lumps of dark
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 23:06
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The townland in which our school is situated is called Derry Creha. This is how it got its name. There lived a chieftain in Castletown Bere. There lived a chieftain near Drimoleague named O'Donovan. One night O'Donovan went west to Beara on a cattle raid. He gathered all the cattle he could find and was driving them homewards. He had them brought as far as below the school. O'Sullivans men told O'Sullivan that his cattle were taken. So O'Sullivan gathered his army and followed O'Donovan. He got up to him near the doctor's house. They fought a bloody battle and at last O'Sullivan won. O'Donovan fled with his life. The stones over the graves of O'Donovan's men are still to be seen in the wood above the Doctor's house.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 22:59
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Over fifty years ago fish was very plentiful in Bantry Bay. The most of the families round the coast had boats for fishing. Many people near the coast made their living by fishing. Lobsters, herrings, mackerel, and hake were very plentiful. The districts near the coast were more thickly populated at that time than what they are now.
The lobster fishing was a very important industry at that time. There is a big pond at the bottom of Ardnatrush with a big wall all round it and a narrow entrance to the sea. This is known as the Losters Lobster Pond. It was built by an English gentleman named Captain Chambers. He also built a big house near it. In the summer time when lobsters were plentiful and cheap he bought thousands of them from the local fishermen and placed them in the pond and fed them with coarse fish. At the mouth of the pond near the sea there was a sluice which used to be opened when the tide was coming in to let in fresh water and closed when the tide was going out. When winter came and when lobsters got scarce and dear he used o sell them in England for a big price. In this way he prospered year by year. One night a terrible thunder shower fell. The drain near the pond over flowed its banks and the fresh water went into the pond and killed all the lobsters. Then Captain Chambers became bankrupt and went back to England and the pond and the house are now in ruins.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 22:54
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Over a hundred years ago there lived in the mountains a long way back of Glengarriff a man who did so many bad deeds that he was considered an outlaw. The poor people who lived near him loved him because he robbed the rich and helped the poor.
The Earl of Bantry offered to give a substantial reward to any one who captured or who gave any information about the outlaw. There were no police in those days and the Earl of Bantry tried to keep the law in force over this district. There lived in a little cottage away up in the back of the glen a poor old woman, and the outlaw often paid her a visit.
One day he was on a visit to her and three strong men came in. One of them had a grubber in his hand and he pretended to be firing the handle of it. All the time he was advancing closer to the seat where the outlaw was sitting. Suddenly he swung the grubber and brought it down with great force on the outlaw's head and he became unconscious. The old woman began to scream and the men rushed out thinking the outlaw was dead. After a while he returned to consciousness and he asked the old woman to help him to the door and he'd show her where she'd get money enough to do her for the rest of her life. It is said he had a lot of money hidden somewhere. Just as they were going to the door a neighbour came in and the outlaw told the old woman to put him back where he was. After a short while he died.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 22:50
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seen in the Glen again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 22:49
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Long ago there lived a widow who had one son whose name was John. John was half a fool and he was very strong and he would not do any work but he used eat enough for four. Everything his mother used gather he used eat it. At last she said she would put him out of her way. One evening she sent him to the Glen to tie the donkey. That time there was a spirit in the Glen and the woman believed if the boy met it, it would kill him. John took the chain and went to the Glen to tie the donkey. When he reached the Glen the night had fallen and the first thing he met was the spirit in the form of a woman and she attacked him. John was very brave and he was not afraid. After a while he threw the chain around her neck because it is said that a chain is one of the things that has a great effect against the fairies. John pulled her after him until he came to the door of his house. He knocked at the door and told his mother to open it which she did very unwillingly When she saw John's companion she fell in a weakness. John went in and tied the spirit to the leg of the table and he kindled a big fire. When it was alight he threw the spirit and the chain into it. When the fire had died out there was nothing left but ashes and the chain. From that time on his mother had a different opinion of him and the spirit was never
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 22:40
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Long ago there lived in Ros na Gréine a very poor and industrious woman. She had only three cows. Although she was poor she helped any neighbours that were poorer than herself.
One day she was herding her cows on the slope of Barley Lake. She was not long there when she saw three cows coming running out of Barley Lake. She was scared at first but they began to feed with her own cows. When she drove home her cows she noticed that the three black cows followed hers. She milked them with her own. The three strangers had more milk than her own cows. The cows had calves like hers. She sold alot of them to her neighbours and the district was full of their calves. She kept them for several years.
One evening when she had the spancel put on the cow and when she was milking her, the knot loosened and she kicked the pail and spilled all the milk.
The woman began to beat the cow and immediately the three cows ran out of the stall bellowing towards Barley Lake and it is said that over a hundred cows were seen going into Barley Lake and they were never seen again.
The lesson we learn from this is that we should always take a gift when we get it and we should never find any fault with it.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 22:32
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Long ago there lived a man near Glengarriff named Cian. He had a lot of money and there were raparees hunting him to get the money. He buried the money in the hill before the raparees went hunting him. In the hunt he broke his leg and he went into an old ruin. The raparees saw him and they asked him where he buried the money. He did not tell them but he pointed west. Then he went back into the ruin and another man followed him and killed him.
They went away west trying for the money and while they were there a voice said "díolfar as", to the man who killed Cian. He said, "Cé díolfar" and the voice said mac mhic do mhach id'diaidh".
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 22:27
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There are peculiar cures for certain diseases in rural districts in Ireland. Long ago when anyone got sick the relations would never send for a doctor but they would try to cure them themselves. There are various "cures" for diseases and the most of them are successful.
Not many years ago a very common disease among children was "thrush or craos-galar" If a child got "craos galar" the father would catch him in the morning and blow his breath into the child's mouth. This is done three mornings in succession and at the end of that time the child is supposed to be cured.
Other people say a gander would cure "craos-galar" The gander is taken from the flock of geese and left fasting under a basket or a tub for a night
In the morning he is taken out and a person holds him before the child's mouth and squeezes him so that the gander's breath would enter the child's mouth.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 21:34
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Shops were not very common in olden times. There was an odd shop in every town-land who kept just a few small articles like matches tobacco blue and fish.
Buying and selling was carried on after Mass. Mrs. Bradford, in our district used to go to town the day before and buy small articles such as tobacco, matches, tea and sugar. She brought in a basket on her back to Mass.
Markets are still held in the town of Castleisland every Thursday.
Hucksters and pedlars visited the district in former times. They used get bottles rags feathers horse's hair. The gave the people in exchange small goods such as laces needles and pins.
The threepenny piece is known as a "kids eye"
The sixpenny piece is known as tanner
The shilling is called a bob
The fourpenny bit, crown half-sovereign and sovereign are gone out of use
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 21:27
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A number of James II coins were found in various places in this locality. I referred to them in Cuid I. I have one of which I am attempting to give a sketch. It was found when a new fence was being built on the divided ranch at Fanningstown near Croom about six years ago. It is BRASS Mr. Charles McCarthy at the moment resident at Tullovin Castle has an identically similar coin OF COPPER; at least I think it is Cu every detail of it corresponds with the similar detail on the one I have. He found it near the castle ruin. He also found there other coins to the number, I think, of five. There are two Charles - Carlo? coins, and one very much battered which I think has the letters CIC - on it. I have only had a glimpse at them and without a glass.
[ three drawings on page, showing edge detail and each side of a coin, with the note - "This is only 1/12" in diameter than the coin itself"]
All the coins which Mr. McCarthy has, with the exception of the one sketched here, are about the size of a half-penny and perhaps smaller. I shall see them again and get an opportunity of examining them more closely.
(later) The coins are 1 James II as sketched above 2 Charles II in very good condition dated 1680, one Mary very much worn but bearing the letters MARI clearly.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 21:11
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The people sow the potatoes in the beginning of April First they make ridges or drills. Then they put the potatoes in them and then they put manure on them
A ridge is about three and a half feet wide and the potatoes are planted in three rows the distance between about twelve inches apart.
A drill is about twenty four inches wide at the bottom and narrows to about 6 inches at the top
The potatoes are
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 21:07
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There were a few old crafts going on in the district long ago the soap and candle making got broken up but the spinning is going on all the time by the women.
First they get the wool then they oil it and card it and make it into rolls then they spin it and make it into thread theny they knit it and make it into stockings and ganzies for both men and women.
The way they used make the candles is peal rushes and put them in tallow.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 21:02
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When the big wind came it took the tops of some houses and carried away hay and oats from some.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-28 00:01
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When you get a stone bruise in your leg the best thing to do is to poultice it with bread and water.
A pain in the head was cured by placing on the head a piece of brown paper with mustard on it and fasten it on with a cloth or a towel.
For a toothache the cure was to take a smoke of tobacco or to put a pinch of salt in the tooth.
A little piece of wool soaked in sweet oil is a good cure for a sore-ear.
To cure a sore throat a good cure is to put a stocking that was worn during the day around the neck during the night.
A good remedy for a pain in the back is to rub turpentine to it.
If a pain in the stomach occurs a hot plate up to it is a good cure.
An onion rubbed to a chilblain is a good cure.
Ballyerana Well which is in the parish of Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork is a well which give relief from sore eyes.
A cobweb is a good cure to stop the blood from running.
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2020-05-27 23:55
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and then a piece of cloth around it and after a few days it will be easy to pull it out.
A good cure is to rub car grease on a horse's knee after he falls.
A cure for the Ringworm is to rub strong iodine to it.
A very good cure for corns is to get a turnip and make a hole in it and put some salt in it. When the salt melts and if the corn was in your toe put the toe into the hole where you put the salt. Then it would get very soft and you could pull it out in two days.
Swelling under the jaw of cattle. There is a very good cure in a wild flower called March Mallow. In the start of Winter cattle get a swelling under their jaw. If the Marsh Mallow is chopped up very small and boiled it will take away the swelling in three days. You must throw it back with cattle but not to let them swallow it.
A very good cure for a blast in a cow's dug is to get a bottle of vinegar and rub it to the dug with a piece of cotton. It will soften the dug and in a few days it will be cured.
One of the best cures we have for a whitlow is a poultice of linseed meal.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-27 23:47
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cough.
Brook Lime:- Scurvy and impure blood.
A sure cure for a whitlow is to put a poultice of hot bread on it. Then put a piece of cloth on the whitlow in order to keep the poultice to it.
Another cure for a wart is t pull nine rushes from the roots. then cover them with manure and according as the rushes will be rotting the warts will be rotting also.
A further cure for a wart is the juice of a dandelion.
A cure for the whooping cough is to cross over a donkey's back and under his belly nine times.
Another cure for the whooping cough is to get water from a brownstone well. Mix it with liquorice, barley sugar, and sugar of candy. Put this then in a earthen-ware jar and bury it in the earth for nine days. After that it is fit for use.
There is a well in a glen in Woodstock, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork from where the Carrigtwohill Waterworks now runs. This well is famous for curing sore eyes and other diseases.
A cur for a corn is to put paraffin oil on it
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-27 23:40
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Blue Mallow:- For coughs and colds.
Bogbean:- for liver trouble.
Wild carrot:- Is a cure for dropsy.
Chestnut leaves:- great for convulsions.
Coltsfoot:- an effective cough remedy.
Elder leaves:- for epilepsy.
Golden rod:- for weakness of stomach.
Ground Ivy:- for skin diseases.
Horehound:- for colds and coughs.
Irish Moss:- for chest and bronchial affections.
Marsh Mallow:- for colds and bronchitis.
Meadowsweet:- for diarhoea.
Birch Bark:- for eczema.
Willow Bark:- for diarhoea.
Witch hazed Bark:- external wounds
Celery:- for rheumatism.
Nettle seed:- for chest affections.
Mistletoe:- for hysteria.
Celandine:- for jaundice.
Marigold flowers :- For fevers.
Rub a fasting spit to the wart in the morning. then stick a shellimedy to a hawthorn bush and if it will be there for three mornings the warts will be cured.
The Milk Warts is good also for curing warts.
The leaving of ferret's milk is good for whooping
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-27 23:33
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leave cold water flow on it.
Buttermilk penny leaves and oatenmeal is a poultice for a boil.
Put a cut of fat bacon on a boil to draw it and prevent it from spreading.
Turpentine is a great cure for a deep cut.
Bainnicín na n-éan is a cure for warts.
Heat porter and squeeze the sheep's droppings in it for measles.
Train[?] oil and sulpher is a cure for ringworm.
Tar is s cure for ringworm in cattle.
A rub of a marriage ring is a cure for a wisp.
Wax a cure for a méiscre also cream or candle grease.
Salt is good to keep away blood poison.
Blue is a cure for a sting of a bee.
Paraffin oil is a great cure for scour in calves.
A cure for the thrush is to have a person who never saw his father to blow his breath on the child.
Ash leaves:- Laxative and purgative. Useful in case of gout and arthritis.
Blackberry:- An excellent tonic. Useful in cases of diarrhoea.
Blackcurrant:- for hoarseness and sore throat.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-27 23:24
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Bread soda is a great cure for a burn also cow dung if put on the burn as soon as we get it. The skin of an egg is also good for a burn.
A great cure for a sore eye is cold tea.
Brownstone water is good for sore eyes also.
An ivy leaf steeped in vinegar is a cure for corns.
Leaves of a mullien tree boiled is a cure for a cold.
A cure for a toothache is to put a frog into your mouth and hold him by the legs.
A fasting spit is a great cure for a wart.
To find a drop of water in a rock without looking for it is another great cure for a wart. Dip the wart into it and it will wither away.
Soap and sugar made into a poultice is a great cure for a boil.
A cure for a headache is to tie a handkerchief damped with vinegar around your forehead.
Put a red coal into a sop of damp hay and hold your toes over it to put back chilblains.
Linseed meal is a poultice for an abscess.
A a great cure for a sprained leg or hand is to
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2020-05-27 23:17
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through the hole that is there and came out at Ballintubber, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, a distance of three miles.
Tobhair na nDaoine:-
Was a well south of Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. It was the best well in Ireland and all the old people used get water from it.
The Pond Field:-
is just north of Carrigtwohill village Co Cork. The name was given to it because in the Winter it is always full of ponds.
Páirc an Laoigh:-
is in Anngrove north of Carrigtwohill Co Cork, it is said that calf got drowned in the lough in the middle of the field and it got the name Páric an Laoigh.
An Bán Mor:-
The field is north-east of Carrigtwohill, Co Cork and it was never ploughed.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-27 23:13
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There is a fort in one of Mr. Collins' fields in Ballintubber Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. Long ago there was a woman and he son living near the fort. One
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2020-05-27 21:00
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Bíonn mórán daoine ag caint i dtaob an óir atá i bhfolach in Éirinn agus iad féin ina ghábhtar. Deir cuid aca ná bhfuil siad glic a ndhóithin don bhfhearín atá dhá aoireacht.
Tá áit in aice mo thighe-she agus tugadh na sean-daoine Poll an Óir uirthe ach ní chúladh riamh go bhfúair aoine ór ann. Tá áit eile i gCúméarach. Is minin a gaidhbrigeadh dó do raibh ór i bhfolach agus rán do bhreith leis. Do dhein sé amhlaidh agus thuit gach aon ní amach díreach mar thaidhbríg sé díreach ag nochtach an óir dar leis d'fhéac sé in a thímcheall, ar eagla go mbheadh aoine ag féachaint air. Núair d'fhec sé thar nais ní raibh ann acht trom is neantóga. Deir cuid aca gurabh amhlaidh a tháinig dochal air. Is dócha go raibh eagla air go gcaithfeadh sé é roint.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-27 20:51
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Bhí fear agus bean ann fadó agus bhíodar 'na gcómhnuidhe i gCílloromalibh tri míle go leith thoir thuaidh ó Adrigól. Seán Macárthaigh do b'ainm don fear agus Síghle do b'ainm dá mhnaoi. Bhí triúir mac acu ach nuair a bhíodar óg fuair an t-athair agus an máthair bás. Sara bhfúair an t-athair bás do chuir sé saghas draoidheachta ortha nách féidir leó caint go ceann seacht mblíadhna. Nuair a bhí na seacht mblíadhna shúas dubhairs an mac do b'óige "Do chúalas bó ag buarthig" I gcionn seacht mblíadhna eíle dubhairt an tarna mac "Cár bhúair sí" agus i gcionn seacht mblíadhna eile dubhairt an tríomhadh mac "Is dóich liom go gcuirfidh ár gcaint as an mbaile sinn."
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2020-05-27 15:31
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houses in this locality.
There are only four old people in this locality. They are about seventy years of age. The greater number of them know Irish. They can tell stories both in Irish and in English. There is an old woman living in Toureen whose name is Mrs. Curtin. This old woman can tell about things that happened sixty years ago. Edward Dillon and Tim Collins and Michael Mulcahy are ninety years old.
There are many old ruins in this townland. In a mountain that is about half a mile from where I live there are the remains of an old Church. The old people call it "Teampall na gCloch". It is fenced in all around. The old people say that in former times Mass was said there, and that a number of people were buried there.
Long ago thousands of people from here emigrated to America. The people of this locality went to Oregon herding cattle. Every one in this locality went to America except one or two in every family.
The land is hilly
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2020-05-27 15:26
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I live in a townland called Milleen in the North of the County Cork. It is from a little hillock called 'Millín Árd' that this district gets it's name. This little hillock is in the land of Michael Collins. I live in the barony of Duhallow. Milleen is situated in the parish of Rockchapel.
The townland of Milleen is very big. There are twenty eight families in this townland. There are one hundred and twenty two people living there. About fifty years ago there were more houses in Milleen. Some of the inhabitants of those houses have gone away to other countries and others of them have died.
The family name that is most common in this locality is Collins. There are six families living in this locality named Collins. All those six families are related.
The greater number of the houses in this townland are thatched houses. There are only three slated
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2020-05-27 15:19
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Story 14
In a house in Cnoc na Neach the people used never have water inside at night.
This night one of the persons that was in the house was made dress and go a field away from the house for the water, a man she knew went with her. He told her he was with the fairies, and he told he never again to go to bed without water in the house.
He told her when she would go in not to look around her but to go straight to bed. She was very frightened and never again went to bed without having water in the house.
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2020-05-27 15:15
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In the year 1890 there lived a man named Dennis Collians. He was a great thatcher. He lived near Keady, County Armagh. He thatched the roofs of the dwelling houses and office houses in the district about once a year. People thought it very unlucky to burn their hair when they got it cut so they would put it up under the thatch every time they got it cut.
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2020-05-27 15:11
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1.
You ladies and gentlemen come listen to me.
I'll sing you a few verses that will keep you in glee
Concerning our visit to Rosbeigh by the sea.
2.
As we were walking along the Ross road.
The soldiers preparing their canons to load
Their exploding shells on the sand-banks did fall
And their shrill sounding whistle astonished us all.
3.
Glenbeigh's lovely station we had for a stop.
To perform our journey safe oer the wide-dock
When a bugle it sounds oer the deep rolling tide
By an English soldier on the high mountain side.
4.
Our engine is puffing leaving the wide-dock.
To take those fair ladies and gentleman back.
We espied Wynne's castle as it stood in our view
So now lovely Rosbeigh I must bid you adieu.
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2020-05-26 23:57
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and she tried to reach it but couldn't.
The nobleman's son said that he would reach it. He bent over it head foremost and more than half his body was in when she caught him by the legs and threw him in - back, belly and bones. She closed the lid immediately and said "there you'll stay, till my husband and father-in-law come back to me safe and sound." The nobleman's son asked if he could send a message to his father and she said "yes". The message wasn't long gone to England when the Gobán and his son arrived home again safe and sound. Don't you think she was a clever woman, wasn't she worth twenty-one meals in a week?
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2020-05-26 23:46
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what time he would have the castle finished. The butler told him that the nobleman was getting afraid that the Gobán might build another castle better than his, and that on that account when the castle was finished he would kill the Gobán and his son. The Gobán and his son were very clever so they thought to themselves that they'd best the nobleman and sure they did. The Gobán then met the nobleman and told him that the castle was very nearly finished but that himself and his son should go home to Ireland for the tool called 'crooked and straight'. The nobleman got kind of upset and said he considered the castle was perfect, but the Gobán said he wouldn't guarantee it was right till he'd have it tested with the tool 'crooked and straight' The nobleman decided that he'd send his own son back to the Gobán's home for the 'crooked and straight'. He set sail next morning and arrived at the Gobán's home. He asked the son's wife if she had in her house the tool 'crooked and straight'. She knew when he said this that there was something wrong, and she said 'yes but it was in a deep bin'. She went at once to the bin and raised the cover
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2020-05-26 23:34
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The Gobán Saor lived with his son and his son's wife. He was a great mason and his son and himself worked together under the name of the Gobán Saor and his son. The remains of one castle which he built is in Ráth Ghobáin, Ballincurrig, Midleton. He was the talk of the locality and the talk of all the countries on the world, his work was so fine. Nothing could be found to equal it. It happened that there was a wealthy nobleman from England on a visit to Ireland, and he heard about the Gobán and the fine buildings which he had completed. He wanted a new castle to be built in England for himself, and he asked the Gobán if he would do it, but he should build it in such a way that there would be nothing to equal it. The Gobán and his son went off the England and started work at the castle. When they were getting near the end of the work, the nobleman was getting very anxious to have it finished and the Gobán wondered why he was in such a hurry seeing that he wanted the castle so that nothing would be equal to it. The Gobán then met the butler of the nobleman's house and he asked him why was the nobleman so anxious to know
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2020-05-26 23:22
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they had to give up.
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2020-05-26 23:21
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The two Casey brothers Tom and Pat who lived in Mohera Castlelyons Co. Cork. were great mowers. They used to mow the hay and corn for the local farmers. It was no unusual thing for each of them to mow three acres of hay in a day They used to mow the hay and corn for Mac Auliffes. One day Hayes sent their man to help at the mowing. The Caseys did not want Hayes man to mow with them. They began mowing at a terrible rate but the other man kept up to them. They kept at it until sunset without getting the better of each other. Then it got dark and
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2020-05-26 23:17
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A man by the name of William Phipps who now lives in Glenville Co. Cork. was a great runner. In his young days when he was in America he ran in the 100 yds. World Championship Final. All the Irish in America had him backed to win the race. Before the race he was bribed by the bookmakers and as the amount of money he would get from the bookmakers for losing the race was greater than what he would get to win the race decided to lose it. The people of America were angry and he had to leave the country.
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2020-05-26 23:14
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David Houlihan who was a good mower went to Carrolls of Ballyvolane to cut corn. Before he went to the cornfield Mr. Carroll said, "If you never did a good day's work do it to-day." After a hard day's work he had three acres cut. But when he was telling about it later he spoke as if cutting three acres of corn was not an unusual thing for him to do. "I cut at my ease until I had three acres cut. Then I put the scythe on my shoulder and walked home."
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2020-05-26 23:10
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Long ago there was a hidden treasure on top of a mountain called Sarú. It was said that if any man would go to the place [?] three nights he would get the pot of gold. One night three men set out for the place. When they found it they began digging and digging but they could not find it. They went again on the second night and they could not find it. Again on the following night they went to the same place. At about midnight a roaring bull came along and made an attempt to attack them but the men fled in fear and never again went there.
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2020-05-26 23:05
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2020-05-26 23:00
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Siúbhalaidhe
Do bhí máthair mo sheanathar in a cómhnúidhe i Leach inaiche na h-Aodhrai fadó. Sígle Bhean Uí Dhuinn abh ainm dí, agus bhí sí ana mhór agus láidir. Chúaidh sí go dtí Beanntráighe lá, Domhnach ab eadh é, agus thánaig sí abhaile an tráthnóna céadna. Tá Beanntraíghe tríochadh sa seacht míle ó Leach, agus mar sin, bhí an turas go léir 74 míle.
Do bhí áinthin dom mháthair in a cómhnuidhe i Dríneach fadó [?] Máire Bean Uí Ghraidhin ab ainm dí. Bhí sí go h-ana maith cun rudaí troma d'iomchur. Théigheadh sí timpeal ceithre míle go dtí na Barraibh gach blían, agus thugadh sí ciseán mhor de mhóin abhaile gach lá ar a druím go dtí go mbeadh an mhóin go léir abhaile aice.
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2020-05-26 22:48
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Bhí athair mo sheanathar ana láidir ar fad. Sé an ainm a bhí air na Tadhg Ó h-Áinle. Do thuit an sgéal seo amach timcheall céad blíadhain ó shoin. Bhí se in a cómhnuidhe i Bánárd. Do thug athair mo sheanathar mála plúr in a dhrom ó Chílmhiceogain go Bánard, tré clíadthe agus páirceanna súas go dtí an cnoch mar bhí a thig súas ar an gncoh. Bhí an slíge sin leath-míle ar fhaid.
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2020-05-26 22:43
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aonacht leis. Sé an ainm a bhí air ná Donnchadh Ó Suilleabháin. Bhí sé in a chómhnuidhe inaice Bailechaisleáin. Bhí an bóthar briste. Nuair a bhí siad ag teact inaice na barrai do thuit an truchaill isteac i bpoll mór ar thaob an bhóthair. Ní raibh an capall ábalta an trucaill a thógaint amach in aon chor. Do léim Donnchadh isteac sa pholl do rug sé greim ar an trucaill do thóg sé amach é. An fear ba láidre i mBeara do beadh e, an úair a mhair sé.
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2020-05-26 22:36
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Bhí athair mo sheana athar ana laidir ar fad. Sé an aimn a bhí air ná Pártolán Mac Amhlaibh. Bhí sé in a chómhnuidhe i gClais leath mhile on sgoil seo. Do thuit an sgeal so amac tímceall seactmhadh bliadhna o shoin. Nuair ná raibh aon bothar ag dul suas go dtí Clais, níor raibh aon cár ábhalta ar dul suas go dtí an áit sin. Bhí ar na sean-daoine na malaí mine, na malaí plúr agus alán ualaighe troma mar sin a thógaint suas go dtí Clais. Lá dá raibh mo sheana-athair i Bailechaisleáin do thóg sé mála plúr ón chrois atá ar an dtaobh shiar de'n sgoil seo suas go Clais agus thóg sé dhá cloch meadhchain de plúr donn ar an láimh eile. Tá Clais timceall ceatharmhadh mile ó'n sgoil. Do thóg sé na málai plúr suas an staighre. Níor leig sé a scíth ar thaobh an bhóthair in aon chor nuair a bhí sé ag iompar na málaí. Lá amháin bhí mo sheana athair go Dhádhrom[?] Bhí capall agus truchaill aige Bhí sé deanac sa tráthnóna nuair a bhí sé ag teacht abhaile. Bhí fear eile in
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2020-05-26 22:21
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Bread is the principal food of the body, because without it we cannot live. Long ago they used to make their own flour when it was scarce and dear. Out of wheat, oats or barley they used make it. They used grind it up in a Quern. This was made of two stones. There was a hump on one of them and a hallow on the other one.
The stone with the hump was laid on the ground and the other one was laid on top of it. There was a hole on the top one into which the grain used to be put. There was also a handle on the top one. They used twist the handle and the top stone used to go around and used grind the grain up into flour.
They used gather that and put it into a losad and make a cake of it. They used put it to bake in a griddle. They used have sour milk or oats and meal porridge with that. They used also make Stampy out of
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2020-05-25 17:58
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full of clouds it is also a sign of rain.
When the sea is roaring and gets very rough rain or stormy weather is approaching. All the gnats fly low when rain is coming, and that is why the swallow flies low to catch the gnats. It is said that frogs turn black when rain is coming, and that the soot falls down from the chimneys also when rain is coming. The distant hills look near when rain is approaching, and whirlwinds are a sign of rain. If the wind is in the east in the morning and follows the sun during the day until it sets in the evening it is a sign of fine weather. If the wind is constantly changing it is a sign of unsettled weather.
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2020-05-25 17:54
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Red clouds in the west at sunset are a sign of fine weather, and yellow clouds at sunset are a sign of rain. A rainbow in the west indicates that bad weather is near, and a rainbow in the east indicates good weather. When seagulls fly inland stormy and rainy weather is near at hand. When the stars are twinkling, and when the wind is north-east it is a sign of frost. When the days are dark and when we have cold wind from the east we may expect snow. When there is a star near the moon it is a sign of rain or high wind. When the rocks shine it is a sign of rain, and when the hills are covered wit fog and the sky
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2020-05-25 17:50
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2020-05-25 17:49
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Boys around here used to make catapults for killing birds. A catapult is a forked stick with an elastic banc for throwing stones.
Girls string daisies together into a chain, and they trace three rushes together to make a belt. They also make rush hats and decorate them with wild flowers, and they make belts with toffee-papers and cigarette papers. When binding corm both boys and girls make whistles out of cornblades, and at Christmas time they make necklaces out of holly berries. They also make necklaces out of sgeachóirí (sgeachóirí are red wild berries that come on the wild rose.)
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2020-05-25 16:40
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was passing the man in his carriage he gave him a crack of the whip. The man flung a stone and it went through the car but did not touch the landlord.
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2020-05-25 16:39
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house, the woman told him that she would not leave the house but that he could kill her inside it first. Then the landlord saw the two sons so he left her alone. The landlord used to be cutting turf in Direeny. He thought that the people should cut the turf for him. A bailiff used to stand near the church gate and say:- "Patrick O'Sullivan will be cutting turf in Direeny on (he[?] would name a certain day)." Theer was a man from Derrymihan listening to this. One day the man was out in a boat he saw a diver and said to it for fun:- "Patrick O'Sullivan will be. etc." Somebody told the landlord what he said. One day when the landlord
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2020-05-25 16:34
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Long ago there was a landlord by the name of Patrick O'Sullivan living in Milcove. He was not very well liked by the people, because he used to evict them. He had a beautiful house. When the people used go to the house paying the rent they could not look to right or left near it. If they did he would give them a tearing. He ruled the same time as Tom Right, but he had the district from Milcove west to the mines including Eyeries and Bere-Island.
One day he came to evict a woman in Seana-Gort. She had two sons but the landlord thought she was alone. When he came to the
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2020-05-25 16:31
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2020-05-25 16:31
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There was once a Landlord who lived in England. He bought all this district, from Balhuskey school east to Dreeney. When he was comming to buy it the people scattered coal all over the hills. When the Landlord saw the coal he taught it was a very rich place, so he gave a lot of money for it. This Landlord was very quiet, but he had a lot of bailiffs out from him to gather the. Those bailiffs were very cross, because they wanted to get a lot of praise for themselves.
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2020-05-25 16:28
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and walked out,. As he was going out the door the woman jumped out of the bed and brought the quilt with her and struck him in the back with it. He fell and got the fever and died in a weeks]?] time.
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2020-05-25 16:26
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Once upon a time a landlord and a bailiff came to take cattle away from a poor farmer. When the farmer saw them coming he said to his wife that they were coming. He said to his wife to go to bed and pretend to be very sick. When the landlord and the bailiff went into the house the poor old farmer started to cry. The landlord asked him what was wrong. The farmer said that his wife was very sick. He asked the landlord to come into the room to see what was wrong with her. As he went into the room the woman started to talk with sense or reason. The farmer said that she was deloires and that she had a bad fever. All at once the landlord turned around
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2020-05-25 16:22
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they could only evict one the first day the fight was so hard. The second day all the people went together again.
They met the bailiffs near Dreeany bogs where a great fight toak place. There was blood spilled on this accasion and no doubth there would be lives lost there and then. As teh people got desprate the late Cannon Mc'Donald who was parish priest at the same time intervened and made and made a settlement in favour of the people.
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2020-05-25 16:19
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Lord Clenton was the landlord from Millcove east to Adrigole. His agent was Mr. Saunders and he was living in Charleville. Every year he would come and gather the rent in Waterfall house. The people refused to pay it. At last the bailiffs came to Rossmacowen on the year 1904. (May 31th). There was a man by the name of John Murphy of Hollyhill evicted by the bailiffs. The people made a hard fight agains them.
They had barrels of tar to throw at the bailiffs also. There were five or six to be evicted but they
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2020-05-25 16:15
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2020-05-25 16:15
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The landlord of this district long ago was Lord Clenton. He had an agent called Mr. Saunders who lived in Castle Town Bere. The people did not like him atall because he put a lot of them our of their holdings. He had a lot of bailiffs with him. Some of the bailiffs went to Killmacowen to gather rent and one woman refused to give it. She threw bad eggs at him and she was arrested. He name was Mrs. Fox. She was brought to the barrick. Mr. Saunders put another man by the name of John Murphy out of his land who was living in Rossmacowen. He had the district from Milcove east to Direeny including Bere-Island and Killmacowen.
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2020-05-25 16:11
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day that place is called "Dairín Diarmuda".
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2020-05-25 16:10
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Long ago some landlords drivers from Bantry came to Berehaven seizing cattle. The went along by Allihies and across to Urhan and they seized a number of cattle.
As they were going back with the cattle they were overtaken by the owners of the cattle in the eastern end of Rossmacowen. They had an argument. The owners were trying to get the cattle back and the men were trying to keep them.
Finally the owners caught the man that was in charge of the Landlord's party whose name was "Diarmuid Ó Duinneabháin. Some of them held him while others were getting an oak branch to hang him with, and up to the present
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2020-05-25 14:38
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Stallion's field:-
Long ago there was a stallion kept in this field. Nothing else used graze in this field and the people called it "The Stallion's field".
Gáirdín Eamoinn:-
There was a man named Eamonn Murphy living in this field. He used sell all sorts of flowers and other things and the people called it "Gáirdín Eamonn."
Páirc na Cráine:-
In this field there were a lot of sows. This was always full of sows and that is why it is called "Páirc na Cráine"
Pigeon Field:-
In this field there were lots of pigeons. People used come every year shooting them and they called it "The pigeon field".
Cnoch Dearg:-
In this field there was a battle fought during the Tithe War. The hill was so red with blood that the Irish called it "Cnoch Dearg"
Cheann a Mo Láin:-
This rock is down in the strand near one of our fields. It was a rock on which all the people used sit in the Summer and they called it "Ceann a mo Láin" (Maolán)
Clais a Duine Marb:-
The hollow of the dead man is another field in our farm.
Crooked Field:-
It is a long narrow field
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2020-05-25 14:34
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"The Junction field"
Butler's Field:- A man named Butler had one field which was used as a market garden and it was called his own name.
Piper's field:- In this field every night a piper used come and play in it.
Moonarle's Field:- There was a man named Murphy nicknamed Moonarle's lived in this field. It was the only field he had and they called it "The Moonarle's Field".
Burrow Field:- In this field there was a great number of rabbits. The rabbits became so plentiful that they made burrows all over the field and it was called "The Burrow Field".
Páirc na Chodhlata:- In this field there was a lot of men working. When dinner time came the man that was in charge of the other men went home and he left the other men working. The men got tired and they lay down for a rest. After a few minutes they fell asleep. The man came again and when he saw the men asleep he tried to wake them but he couldn't and he was afraid. In the evening the men awoke and they gave up work and they went home. The field was later called "Páirc na Chodhlata".
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2020-05-25 14:31
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said got its redbreast when Our Lord was dying on the Cross. A drop of Blood fell on its breast and it is red till this day. The Robin builds her nest in a ditch or a mossy bank.
The blackbird was out one day looking for food. He saw the Magpie counting his treasure of gold. The Magpie was afraid that the blackbird would tell every other bird about the treasure so he told him how to get the gold. He gave him orders and the blackbird would do them. He was taking the gold and in some way he broke the orders of the Magpie. He got his beak stuck in the gold and when he pulled out his beak there was a bit of gold stuck on it. That is why every blackbird has a yellow-beak. It is said that the Wren builds seven nests. If any of them got robbed she would go to the other one. If a person touched any of her eggs she would forsake it. The same thing happens to every other bird. The birds that visit us in the Winter are:- the starlings and the Plover. The starling builds her nest in old sheds or in the eaves of houses. The birds that visit us in the Summer are: - the Cuckoo,
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2020-05-25 14:24
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The birds that are commonly found in our district are:- The Crow, the robin, the blackbird, the sparrow, the wren, the thrush, the "baney[?]", the tree-climber, the curlew, the seagull, the yellow-hammer, and the crane, the pigeon, the water-hen, the Linnet, and the Lark. The pigeon builds her nest in an Ivy tree. The water-hen builds her nest in rushes beside a pond. The Linnet in a furze bush and the lark in a meadow. On the first of March the Crows start to build their nests on the tops of trees. The robin it is
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2020-05-25 14:19
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are married for a month the people used to come home in side cars and accidents often occurred going around corners. The bride and the bridegroom were last going to the chapel but coming home they were the first.
Pupil's Name,:- William Fitzgerald,
Carrigane,
Carrigtwohill,
Co Cork.
My Father, Mr John Fitzgerald, told me the above.
Age: 56 years.
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2020-05-25 14:18
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The time of the year Marriages used to take place mostly was Shrove. The days of the week which were counted unlucky were Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and the unlucky Months were May and August. There used to be money given as fortune but in most cases cattle and sheep were given also. In olden times match-making was a customary thing usually at the fairs where they used be a lot of them made. Sometimes matches are made in their own district and others are made with different parties outside their own parish altogether. In some cases matches are often put off owing to the difference in money. The money is the chief thing in most cases of match-making.
Before the wedding would take place Mass would be said in the houses. In most cases dances were held all night. During Shrove straw boys used to visit the houses and anyone of marriageable age they would find not married used to be taken out and ducked in a pond. After they
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2020-05-25 14:13
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and colm were burnt they used throw the lime out. This lime was used by the farmers.
Wheel making.
Jim Sheehan of Rossmore, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork used cut a lot of timber. He used the thick block of timber to make a wheel out of them. He used buy iron to take to the blacksmith's forge to get the wheel shod. When the iron was made he used take the wheel up to the forge in order to have the blacksmith finish it for him.
Fishing.
Pad Fouhy living in Rossmore, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork was a great fisherman. He used often go to Youghal for a day's fishing and he used bring home a boat full of all kinds of fishes.
Billy Geany living in Ballintubber, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork built a boat and it would carry thirty tons. He used bring thirty tons of manure for David Sheehan, Rossmore, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork in this boat he called a Lighter.
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2020-05-25 14:06
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There was a weaver living between the Curates gate and Mr. O Connell's house in the Main Street, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. His name was John Wallace. He used to weave with a hand loom. He used to weave linen, wool and flax.
There was another weaver living between Garrett Keeffe's house and the gate going into O Connell's field. O Keeffe's house is at the eastern side of Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. His name was Dick Forrest. He had no machinery but a handloom. He did the same kind of weaving as John Wallace.
Burning of Lime in Kilns.
There was a man named Patrick Grandon living in Barryscourt, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. He had a kiln where the present James Deasy lives. He had a quarry and in it he used break stones. He next built a kiln and he had a lot of men employed. He used get a tree and they used stand it inside in the middle of the kiln in order to make the fire draught. Then he used get hay and sticks and he used put them into the kiln. They they used light them and when the tree would be lighting they used throw in stones into the kiln and then [?] until it was full. After a few days when the stones
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2020-05-25 13:57
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it was easy to split it. The tools he used were a gouge and a saw and he used also steam it to turn it.
Tanning of Leather.
There was a man named John Dwyer living in Woodstock, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. He used get the leather from the hides of cattle and he used tan it. The harness maker used buy all the leather that he used tan. from him.
Weaving
Jerh. Wallace living in Woodstock, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork used grow flax. Then he used pull it and put in in heaps. Then he used draw it to the dams. Then he used take it out and hackle it and clove it with a cloving tongs. Next he used put it through a flax machine. He used make threads by spinning it with a spinning machine. He had a loom and on it he had a spindle. He had threads inside in this spindle. Then he had other threads tied from the top to the bottom of the loom. Then he had a handle and when he used turn it the spindle used go forward and back turning the threads into linen.
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2020-05-25 13:52
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hackle it and then clove it with a cloving tongs. Then she used put it through a flax machine. She used spin it into fine flax threads with a spinning machine.
Spinning was done in Ballintubber, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, by Catherine Butler, about fifty years ago.
First the sheep were washed and when the wool was dry they were shorn. Then the wool was sent to the mill to be carded. It was then brought home and a spinning wheel was used for making thread.
Woodwork.
Jim Sheehan, living in Rossmore, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork used make barrels and churns for all the farmers. He made press which still can be seen and he also made a table.
There was a cooper in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork and he used to make barrels and tubs.
He was called Denny the cooper. He used to make churns and meat safes and puncheons.
Long ago a man named Harrington of Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork used make barrels. He used make them from oak timber because
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2020-05-25 13:44
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56.
It is considered unlucky to have any clothes ready for the first baby. Everything for the first baby must be a gift, and the clothes for baptism are often borrowed.
When visiting the mother of a young baby, silver money is put into the child's hand - the silver piece must not be less than 2/-
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2020-05-24 23:58
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One family went to attend another family and soon the whole townland was laid up.
The people were afraid to go into the houses where the deaths occurred and even to this day there are houses which have never been opened since and all the furniture remain in them still.
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2020-05-24 23:57
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There was a plague in the district about twenty years ago and the people were all dying. The doctors did not know what was killing them.
A terrible fever came over Doohamlet in nineteen eighteen. It was one of the worst ever came to Doohamlet. About fifty people died of it. Families died one after another. One family would go into another house, and come out sick and die.
This is the way it started, The faces of the people got black and their stomacks became disorderly and they dropped off. This was called the black plague.
There was a plague in the townland of Drumhowan in the year nineteen eighteen.
It was Typhoid fever which broke out. There were several families all died. At first the doctor could not tell what was the matter with their patients, as they were dying
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2020-05-24 23:45
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If the sky is red in the east at morning that is a sign of rain.
If there is a halo round the moon, that is a sign of rain. If there is a rainbow at morning that is a sign of rain. If the wind moves south it is good. If the seagulls fly inland that is a bad sign. If it is raining and if the cock crows that is a good sign. If a dog eats grass that is a bad sign, or if a cat washes his face under the stove. If the pismire gets wings, and goes flying that is a bad sign. If the dust is flying around that is a bad sign. When the smoke goes up straight that is a good sign.
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2020-05-24 23:40
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The sea-birds screeching over land; the wind being East; the cat sitting near the fire; the animals coming down from the hills; the rocks shinning; the hens pecking their wings; geese flying; Swallows flying low; the islands appearing high in the sea; distant places looking near; outhall or roaring of the sea against the rocks in fine weather; the seals crying in the sea; red syies at sunrize.
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2020-05-24 23:36
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When the sky is cloudy and dark, and a circle surrounds the sun it is a sign that rain is at hand. If there is a star before the moon it is a sign of rain.
When the stars are winking it is a sign that we shall have frosty weather. Wind from the south it is a sign of rain. The westerly and south westerly winds bring most rain in my district.
When red patches appear in the sky it is a sign that we shall have stormy weather.
When the swallows fly high it is a sign of fine weather, and when they fly low bad weather is to be expected. When the dog eats grass, it it a sign that rain is at hand.
If the dust on the roadway is flying high it is a sign of rain.
When the waters of a river have a roaring sound it is a sign of bad weather.
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2020-05-24 23:31
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If a dog is seen eating grass it is a sign that rain is approaching.
When rooks are seen pitching on a hill it is a sign that rain is approaching.
When seagulls are heard screeching it is a sign of stormy weather.
When swallows are seen flying low it is a sign of rain, and when they are seen flying high it is a sign of fine weather.
When soot is falling down the chimney it is a sign of rain.
When a black-diver is seen flying over the land it is a sign of rain.
A mackerel sky is also a sign of rain.
The wind which brings the most rain to my district is wind from the south-west.
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2020-05-24 23:27
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weather, and wind from the south and west for good weather. Smoke frome a chimney going in all directions is the sign of bad weather, and smoke going straight up is the sign of good weather.
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2020-05-24 23:26
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When the seal is heard crying it is said that we are going to have bad weather. When the swallow flys low, and the dog eats grass it is a sign that we are going to have rain. The madra gaoithe in the sky is a sign of hurricane wind. Whe the clouds are flying fast in the sky it is a sign of a storm. Whe the dust is flying around in circles is is a sign that rain is approaching. It is said that when cows are gadding raid is not far off. When the sun sets with a reddish colour it is a sign of bad weather, and when sun rises with a reddish colour it is a sign of good weather. When there is a circle around the moon it is a sign of rain. A star near the moon is the sign of a storm. The stars winking is is a sign of frosty weather. In this districk the rain falls heaviest with the south west wind. Wind from the north is the sign of frosty weather, and wind from the east is the sign of hard dry
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2020-05-24 23:19
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If the sea is rough, and if the rivers make great noise, when the water if flowing into the sea, it is a sign of rain.
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2020-05-24 23:18
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If the sun goes down pale in the evening, it is a sign of rain.
When there is a circle around the moon, and a star near the moon, and when the sky is cloudy, and dark, it is a sign of rain.
When a rainbow appears in the sky, it is a sign of rain.
The westerly and southeast wind bring most rain to this country.
If the swallows fly low, it is a sign of rain, and if they fly high, it is a sign of fine weather.
When the sea-gulls come inland, and when the seals go on dry land, it is a sign of rain.
When the cat washes his face with his paws, and when the dog eats grass, and when the cattle go running, it is a sign of rain.
If far off hills appear near, it is a sign of rain.
When soot falls down the chimney, and when noise is heard in the fire, and if a blue light is seen in the fire, it is a sign of rain, and hurricane.
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2020-05-24 23:17
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If the sun goes down pale int he evening, it is a sign of rain.
When there is a circle around the moon, and a star near the moon, and when the sky is cloudy, and dark, it is a sign of rain.
When a rainbow appears in the sky, it is a sign of rain.
The westerly and southeast wind bring most rain to this country.
If the swallows fly low, it is a sign of rain, and if they fly high, it is a sign of fine weather.
When the sea-gulls come inland, and when the seals go on dry land, it is a sign of rain.
When the cat washes his face with his paws, and when the dog eats grass, and when the cattle go running, it is a sign of rain.
If far off hills appear near, it is a sign of rain.
When soot falls down the chimney, and when noise is heard in the fire, and if a blue light is seen in the fire, it is a sign of rain, and hurricanes.
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2020-05-24 23:12
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a river. One if it were big enough.
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2020-05-24 23:11
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1.
An s an l an I in the middle, go and tell me the riddle. Sligo
2.
What is the longest word in the English Alphabet. smiles Because there is a mile between the first and last letter.
3.
Two m's two a's two r's and g join them together and spell them for me. Grammer.
4.
Black and white and red all over. a newspaper.
5.
The man that made it never wore it and the man that wore it never saw it. coffin.
6.
Three feet and no legs. A yard.
7.
Outside the door there is a well, and in the well there is a cup, what is in the cup. Death.
8.
What bridge is that was never walked upon. The bridge of your nose.
9.
As round as a marble, as deep as a cup, and the king and his army coundnt take it up. A well.
10.
How many wells would make
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2020-05-24 23:01
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11.
What is always behind time?
The back of the clock.
12.
At a halfpenny a head and a farthing an eye how many herrings could eleven pence buy? Eleven
13.
Two n's two o's an l and a d put them together and spell them for me? London.
14.
How many feet have forty sheep a sheperd and hid dos? Two.
15.
What goes up in the air and comes down, in the air wears shoes, and has none? A football.
16.
Forty sheep went in a gap forty more went after that, six and seven twice eleven two and three how much is that? Five.
17.
What goes into the water white and comes out black? A baker's shoe.
18.
Through the rock, through the reel, through the old spinning wheel through the horse's skin and the throttle and the devil such a riddle was ever heard? Thunder and lightning.
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2020-05-24 22:54
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1.
What is black and white and red all over? A newspaper.
2.
What is all patches and no stitches? A head of cabbage.
3.
What is full and holds more? A pot of potatoes.
4.
What is it that when it is too short if a piece is cut off it will be long enough? A grave.
5.
Outside the house there is a well, and in the well there is a cup, and in that cup there is a sup that every man must tast? Death.
6.
What walks with its head downwards? A nail in a shoe.
7.
Why does a hen pick a pot? Because she couldn't lick it.
8.
What is the difference between an engine driver and a school master? One minds the train, and the other trains the mind.
9.
What part of a cow goes over a fence first? Her breath.
10.
Long legs, crooked thighs, small head and no eyes? A tongs.
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2020-05-24 22:47
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What has a trunk and no ribs? A tree.
If you were going down the road on an what fruit would your boat represent?
A beautiful pair.
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2020-05-24 22:46
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What is black and
What goes up in the air and has no wings? A football.
What goes under the wather, and over the wather, and never tips the water? An egg in a ducks belly.
My father gave me seeds to sow; the seeds were black, and the ground was white, Riddle me that with out doubt? A piece of paper and ink
Who weares the biggest hat in England? The man with the biggest head.
What goes up when the rain comes comes down? An umbrella.
What goes around the house and stops at the backdoor? The brush.
What has a head and no face?
A match.
What has a face and no head?
A match.
What has a mouth and no tongue?
A river.
What has a tongue and no mouth? A whip.
What has ribs and no trunk?
An umbrella.
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2020-05-24 22:40
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One night when my uncle was up late he heard a lot of noise, and he went to the window. There was a hill a bit away from the house, and he saw a large number of cars, which were making a lot of noise. There was a chaple near the place, and the cars stopped outside the chaple, and they stopped for a while, and he kept watching, and the noise kept on. Then it disappeared. He went to bed then, and he did not get up for three days after, and he never stayed up later than ten o'clock since.
Riddles.
1. Thirty sheep went in a gap,
forty more along with that,
two and three how much is that?
Answer. Five.
Thirty white horses on a red hill now they camp, now they stand still? Your gum, and theet.
What is black and white and red all over?
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2020-05-24 22:32
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In Ireland at the time of the famine there lived a man in the parish of Goleen, who met a minister and the minister he offered to give him a bag of potatoes if he would become a protestant. The man said he would, but he did not go to church very often and when the minister asked him why he did not go to church, he said, "I went to church for the good of my body, and went to mass for the good of my soul."
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2020-05-23 12:22
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and threw them after the rabbits. Then Nunan went into Massy's house and got his fifty pounds. The Massy family were never so powerful after that challenge. This occurred about sixty years ago.
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2020-05-23 12:21
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Horgan Horsemount was a great stone-thrower
Massy's Challenge:-
The Massy family of Massytown, Macroom were the landlords of part of this district in former times. The peasantry were not allowed to have hounds or to kill animals in any way. At this time greyhound coarsing became very popular and one of the Massy family published a challenge of fifty pounds to anyone who would hunt rabbits in his preserves. A man named Nunan from Kanturk accepted the challenge. The day was fixed for the challenge. Father O' Riordan also supported Nunan. The roads were lined with police from Máma down to Massytown. The police were unable to stop Nunan and his supporters. They hunted down to Glasheen There was such a crowd of people present that a turnip field near Massy's house was full of rabbits and the crowd pulled every turnip in the field
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2020-05-23 12:18
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3. "An Ghaisghidheach leath-chasch ruadh". 4. "Cath na chathrach agus Bainrioghan na buidhne". 5. An fear coisghithe ana[?] reamhair de mhuinnthear Súilleabháin go raibh ainm scriobhte n'a éadan. Another famous storyteller who lived in Flagmount was Daniel Long. Another storyteller was Michael Sexton Annagannihy. He also had many beautiful Irish stories.
A famous weight thrower:-
A man named Horgan who lived in Banteer was the most famous weight thrower in the world. He threw the half hundred weight in Chicago and he won the world's championship. After seven years, an Australian beat his mark and Horgan went to America again. He broke the record again. When he was coming home he was attacked by an negroe and injured. The Irish people were carrying Horgan on their shoulders through Chicago for three days. Horgan was badly injured and he died in a short time after. Patrick
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2020-05-23 12:12
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and his family alive. He also had to walk two miles to a tigh leithe for to get food.
Jumpers:-
Paddy Cooper who lived at Annagannihy Cross jumped the river Launey were it was twenty five feet wide. This occurred about the year 1860. Darby Connor Carrigagulla jumped two gollauns in Rylane. Each gollaun was over six feet. Daniel Horgan Horsemount was champion at three jumps at Mushera (Well Day).
Mowers:-
Thade Crean known as bullaí Thaidhg could mow a large area in one day. Old time mowers were supposed to have a churn[?] for edge.
Storytellers:-
Darby Connor Carrigagulla was a very famous storyteller. He had many interesting stories namely. 1. "Eachtra an chaipillín bháin". That was about a stone in the Launey at Caiphillín Bháin. 2. Eachtra na mná móire thart lear
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2020-05-23 12:05
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still known as Carriganaspick (the bishop's rock) an overhanging rock beneath which there is a level floor which probably marks the site of O'Herlihy's abode. He used to say Mass on Sundays and holydays in a neighbouring church. It is said that, on one occasion, a girl was, through intercession, cured of epilepsy. His last public act was association with James Fitz-Maurice "The Arch-Rebel".
Ware says that O'Herlihy died in 1579. Saunders says he died in 1580. Both are perhaps right. One may have used the old style, the other may have used the new or Gregorian style. He was buried in the ancient friary of Kilcrea. Luke Wadding, recording his burial, eulogises the unflinching courage with which he bore continued suffering for the old Faith. Tread lightly on his ashes and weed clean his grave.
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2020-05-23 11:58
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prelate was loaded with chains; that he suffered excruciating agony from thirst and hunger; that his dungeon was fireless and windowless, that it was infested with vermin and that the mice gnawed the shoes off his feet. Primate Creagh was a fellow-prisoner.
At length O'Herlihy was released through the influence and bribes of Sir Cormac Mac Teige, who was in high favour with the Queen. Though he was a staunch Catholic he was unswervingly loyal to the Crown. The freed prisoner, on his return to his native land, was for some time a guest of Sir Cormac. But the riot and revelry of Irish castle life were distasteful to him. Bishop Rathe tells us that O'Herlihy rented a little farm in the neighbourhood of Densus Saltus, which may be identified confidently with the Gaerha near Macroom. There he constructed a cabin of wattle and mud. The late Very Rev. J. Canon Murphy, P.P. Macroom in a letter to the present writer, expressed the opinion that the prelates humble home was at the spot in Sleaveen
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2020-05-23 11:52
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and went about preaching against heresy, administering the Sacraments and ordaining priests. But the Elizabethan spies and sleuth-hounds were on his track. He was compelled to seek refuge in an island off the coast of his Diocese. Here he was apprehended in 1571 by a son of O'Sullivan More, who, though he was a Catholic, wanted to curry favour with the powers that were. I am inclined to think that the place of his capture was Dursey Island, which was then part of the Diocese of Ross and where there was a monastery which had been founded about sixty years previously by Bonaventure, a Spaniard, who had been the Bishop of Ross. O'Sullivan delivered the captive to Sir John Perrott, the then Lord President of Munster, and an illegitimate brother of Queen Elizabeth. Sir John sent him to London, where he was confined in the Tower of London. His imprisonment lasted three years and seven months. Philip O'Sullivan Bere, writing forthy years after O'Herlihy's death, tells us that the
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2020-05-23 11:45
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and Supremacy passed by an unrepresentative Irish Parliament. At that time Maurice O'Hea was Bishop of Ross. He died in the following year. On his death Thomas O'Herlihy was, on the recommendation of the Papal Commissary, David Wolf, S.J. selected for the See of Ross. O'Herlihy had been educated in Italy and was a great scholar and a very holy priest. He was consecrated in December 1561, and directly after that ceremony he proceeded to Trent and took an active part in the proceedings of its historical Council. Two other Irish Bishops, O'Hart[?] of Achonry, and Mac Gonigle, of Raphoe - attended that epochmaking gathering. The three Irish Bishops played a prominent part in the discussions relative of marriage impediments and matters of ecclesiasticial discipline. Their views on various questions are officially recorded.
On his return to Ireland after the conclusion of the Tridentine Council O'Herlihy was assiduous in carrying out the duties of his high office. He put into execution the decrees of the Council
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2020-05-23 11:37
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the Diocese of Ross. There is no doubt that a branch of the O'Herlihy was settled in Kilmacabea. Many members of it still live and thrive in that and the neighbouring parishes but, so far as I know, there is no evidence to show that they had settled there in the time of Elizabeth However, the Kilmacabea area of that time would fit in with Rathe's description: In a T.D. MS of 1591 it is called a "locus vastus" and in an Incuisitun of 1607 it is described as full of rocks, bogs and woods. On the other hand, in a contemporary doucument, O'Herlihy is described as Canon of Cork. This, coupled with the facts that Cormac Mac Teig, the celebrated Lord of Muskerry, and his friend and protector that it was in Muskerry he spent the closing years of his life, and that he was buried in Kilcrea, would indicate that he was born in Ballyvourney.
In 1560 the Lord-Deputy Sussex contrived by ways that were dark and tricks that were mean to get an Act of Uniformity
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2020-05-23 11:30
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The O'Herlihy's (Uí h-Iarflalatha) were hereditary wardens of the Church of St. Gobnait of Ballyvourney, and as such they held a large tract of land in that district. In Tudor times they were in occupation of eleven plowlands, for which they rendered to McCarthy of Muskerry, certain tributes commuted to an annual money payment of £11. In 1641 four O'Herlihy's still held some of the hereditary property: one of them was in occupation of about ten thousand Irish acres which Cromwell appears to have let out to one John Colthurst.
Thomas O'Herlihy belonged to this sept. David Rathe, the distinguished and erudite Bishop of Ossory, who lived while the memory of O'Herlihy was still fresh, states that the future bishop was born in a thinly-populated part of Carbery; and from this statement, it is inferred that he first saw the light in the parish of Kilmacabea in
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(1) The people believe that it is not right to burn playing cards, because the devil would have them.
(2) If a person sneezed and if some body did not say God bless you it is believed that the fairies would bring that person.
(3) The people believed that if they took all the milk from a cow the fairies would bring her.
(4) The people believe that if they gave away a goose egg they would have bad luck.
(5) The people believe that if they threw out dirty water at night they would have bad luck.
(6) The people believe that if they did not put milk in a bowl near the fire for the fairies they would have bad luck.
(7) If the people did not say the Lord have mercy on
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Cnoc an Locha:-
Tá an cnoc so suidhte ar an dtaobh thiar de Beal na Leabthan Tá loch ar a bharr agus is doca gur cnoc teine e uair amháin
Cnoc an [?]:-
Ar an dtaobh thoir de Beal na Leabthan agus is minic do cuala na seana daoine ag rád gur airigheadar a sean-atharacha ag rad go bfeacadar [?] ann. Straethire eigin is dóca ó Chill Áirne.
Reidh Fhinncáin[?]:
Píosa mór talmhan ar an dtaobh thuaidh de Baile Caisleain agus tobar naomhtha ar an poinnte is aoirde de. Deirtear gur chomnuigh Naomh Fhinneáin ann ar feadh tamaill [?] agus e ag muinead an creidimh fior dos na daoinibh
Maigheanna an Gorta:-
Tabbh thiar de Baile Caisleáin Bearra tá liaigh mor le feiscint fós inar curad na daoine bochta a fuair bás leis an t-ocras Ta ainm sagairt dilis i mbéalaibh na ndaoine fós i. an t-Athair DiBhighin[?] (Devine[?]) Sagart a thug a bheatha ag tabairt aire dos na daoine go raibh an [?] acu Do thóg se otharlann ar cúl na sráide agus do bhí na n-othair ina luige ar an
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About one hundred years ago there lived in Greenane a boy named James Creamer. He was a famous hurler, and brought many victories to his parish.
One Sunday he was at home alone as the rest of the family had gone to mass. It was summer-time and he was lying out in a field at the back of the house. A horseman came riding quickly along the road, and drew reign in front of the house. The boy got up and went out. The horseman asked him was he hurling anywhere that day. He said there was no match fixed for that day. Then the stranger asked him to come to a match that might. He said he would, and they agreed to meet at about ten o'clock at Rose's Wood.
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2020-05-22 16:46
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There were no country shops in olden times. People had to go to the nearest town to make purchases. Selling and buying was carried on after Mass. This is not still practised. The goods in olden times were bartered; money was not always given for goods but labour was given instead
Markets were held in the nearest market-town. There is no buying or selling carried on after Mass now. The words that are connected with buying or selling are "boot", "tick", "change", "cant[?]"etc.
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2020-05-22 16:41
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and old hats and clothes on their heads. Some of the wren boys carry around dead wrens with them
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2020-05-22 16:40
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The grown-up men and boys go from house to house singing and dancing and playing music to represent the burying of the wren because the old people used to say that the wren spied on our Lord. Nearly all of the people give the wren-boys money for that reason. The names of the boys that go out burying the wren are Hubert O'Connor, Micky Mc Avoy, Thomas Carr, Paddy McGetttrick all from Portinch. The names of the big boys are Frank Gorman, Frank Gray, Thomas Cawley, Jonny Wims, Willie Mulligan, and a lot of others. It is very seldom girls go out but they have been known to go out in other places. They put false faces on them in order that wouldn't be known and old torn clothes on their bodies
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2020-05-22 16:33
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In olden times shops were very uncommon in this district and the people had to travel to Sligo for their goods. Sligo was the nearest marketing town. The market was carried on in Sligo on Saturday and the people walked to it early in the morning with "firkins of butter, eggs, and potatoes. When they had those things sold they would buy provision for themselves for the following week.
There was no buying or selling carried on after Mass because the people regarded it as being very unlucky. Money was not always given for goods. Sometimes goods were exchanged.
In those days there were men going about from place to
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2020-05-22 16:27
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horse was lathered with sweat ans was most excited.
Next morning his owner found him dead int eh stable.
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2020-05-22 16:26
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A man was passing by the Black Bridge one night between 11 and 12 o'clock. He was driving a horse and car, and just as they had passed over the bridge a black dog jumped over the wall out on the road, and ran right under the horse's head. The horse became excited, and the man tried to hunt away the dog, but he would not go, and continued running in and out under the horse until they reached the entrance gate to the Great House. There the dog left them and vanished down the avenue. The
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2020-05-21 23:11
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When St. Patrick entered the territory of Hy Fidgente he sent a deacon of his household to Lommon, the chief of the district, to prepare a banquet for him.
No sooner had Uantan gone than a train of jugglers arrived and demanded hospitality from St. Patrick. St. Patrick not being able to fulfil their wants, directed them to Lommon, but Lommon refused saying "it is not meet that jugglers should grace the first of our banquets".
Just then St. Patrick saw a little boy named Nessan and his mother, bearing a cooked wether and three curd cheeses. St. Patrick called him and asked him for the ram. This, he willingly gave and the jugglers were just partaking of it when the ground opened up and swallowed them. The cheeses were turned into stones which can still be
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2020-05-21 23:03
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a stone farther than the other. Then one of them caught up a Golán and threw it away. It landed on the top of a hill. When the other fellow threw his, it stuck back of the other one.
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2020-05-21 23:02
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Once upon a time there was a girl named Princess Bere. A man fell in love with her and he wanted to marry. But she would not give her consent. The man had friends in Carbery and one of them was a giant. The man told the giant that the Princess would not marry him. Then the Giant wrote a letter to the Princess and told the girl to marry the man. The girl would not marry the man because he was a little small farmer and he was not very rich. The girl wrote a letter to the Giant telling him that she would not marry the man. When the giant heard this he went mad and he caught the nearest Golán and fired it at the Princesses house. But it slipped when he was throwing it and it stuck a couple of miles from the Princesses house. More people say that two giants were walking along the road. One said that he could throw
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2020-05-21 22:58
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There are special games for different parts of the year. Playing Marbles is a game which is played by boys in winter at first you draw a line and then you make a lole a good bit from the line then you make two more holes, the line and the three holes must be the same length apart. Two and Three boys can play together. Before they start they pitch to the middle for first shot, then who ever is the nearest to the middle hole pitches first. Then they start playing, when they have the game finished the person who hits the other two boy's marbles with his own has the game.
Playing Quoits in another game which is played by boys in summer. This is they way they are played. First they get two big stones, these
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2020-05-21 22:54
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gold ring to set her free my fair lady. A guinea gold ring we have not got, have not got, have not got, a guinea gold ring we have not got my fair lady. Then off to prison she must go she must go, she must go. Then off to prison she must go my fair lady. The two sides will pull and which ever side will win will get the fair lady. This is another game colours all the girls stand in a line and one girl gives all the rest different colours. Then two girls stand opposite the rest of the girls, and start guessing the colours. Which-ever girl guesses a colour that girl goes out near her side. They keep guessing until every one is guessed. Then they pull and the side that falls are beaten.
Another game is hide and go seek one go and get a special stone and stoop down there. Then the rest go away a hide then when they are ready they say hide. Then the other one hunts her and tries to reach the stone. The person that is caught must stoop the next time and the person that reaches
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2020-05-21 22:50
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jump on top of the rope. This is another game. Oranges and Lemons. Two girls catch each other's two hands then all the other girls stoop in under them and keep going round like that. The other two girls are saying the whole time, "Oranges and Lemons, the bells of St. Clemon's I owe you five farthings the bells of obey. When shall I pay you to-day or to-morrow, here comes the candle to light you to bed here comes the chopper to chop of your head." The girl that is under when you say to "chop off you head" they catch her and bring her away, then one girl says which would you rather gold or silver and whatever the girl says she goes to the side of the girl that has that colour. There is "Broken Bridges" That game is my favourite. It is almost the same as Oranges and Lemons. The two girls catch each other hands and the other girls go around them. But they say this, - Broken Bridges falling down, falling down, falling down, broken bridges falling down my fair Lady. What will it take to set her free, set her free, set her free, what will is take to set her free my fair lady. A guinea gold ring to set her free, set her free, set her free a guinea
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2020-05-21 22:49
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jump on top of the rope. This is another game. Oranges and Lemons. Two girls catch each other's two hands then all the other girls stoop in under them and keep going round like that. The other two girls are saying the whole time, "Oranges and Lemons, the bells of St. Clemon's I owe you five farthings the bells of obey. When shall I pay you to-day or to-morrow, here comes the candle to light you to bed here comes the chopper to chop of your head." The girl that is under when you say to "chop off you head" they catch here and bring her away, then one girl says which would you rather gold or silver and whatever the girl says she goes to the side of the girl that has that colour. There is "Broken Bridges" That game is my favourite. It is almost the same as Oranges and Lemons. The two girls catch each other hands and the other girls go around them. But they say this, - Broken Bridges falling down, falling down, falling down, broken bridges falling down my fair Lady. What will it take to set her free, set her free, set her free, what will is take to set her free my fair lady. A guinea gold ring to set her free, set her free, set her free a guinea
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2020-05-21 22:40
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St Michael's well is situated straight above The Central Hotel. That is situated in the centre of Bere Island near a mountain. The place where the well is situated is between two mountains and it is called the pattern. The well is very small and there is not much water in it. It goes dry in the Summer. It is almost covered with heath. There are two circles of white stones around the well. The outer circle of stones are big, but the circle near the well are small stones.
The well is called St Michael's Well because St. Michael is the patron saint of the parish. Every person says different prayers but the most of them say at the outer circle of stones, The Creed, and five Our Fathers; five Hail-Mary's; and five Gloria's. Then they go up to the circle of stones near the well and they say the Rosary and at every Gloria they pick up a stone and drop it down again, with their right hand. When
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2020-05-21 22:37
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they are up to the top. They bring them across it and that is how the put the bottom in it.
There were thatchers in the island as well and they thatched the houses for the people as it was all thatched roofs they had on the houses at that time.
Another trade that was carried on in the island was candle making nearly everybody made their own candles. how they made them was they put the oil out of fish into an escallops shell and they peeled of the green skin of the rush and put the inside part into the oil and lit it When the first candles came out they got a piece of tin the shape of a candle and put a string through it and poured melted fat into it and when it was hard they took it out and they had a candle then.
There were nailers in the island as well; one was living in the hill above the Hotel and the other was living in Paircín
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2020-05-21 22:34
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In olden times a lot of trades were carried on in this island. The people made nearly all the things they wanted. The most common of these is basket making. Nearly every farmer in this island makes his own baskets, but there are some who are able to make them better than others, and those are the real basket-makers. There are two kinds of baskets, ciseáns and clithéogs, ciseáns are closed in, in the bottom, and they are mostly used for drawing turf. Clitheogs are the same but the bottom is made of wood, there is a hinge in one side and the other side is open and a string is tied on to it, and then it is tied to a standard, and the string is left down when they want to empty it. They are used for drawing weeds or manure.
November is the right time for cutting rods during the dark moon. They put them seasoning in a river, and when they want them they take them out. They get 10 strong ones and put them standing two at a time in the ground, these are called standards, then they get the weak ones and weave them in and out through the standards until
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2020-05-21 22:30
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Long ago there were no lamps but they used get the oil out of the pallock and put it in a scallop shell with the white part of the rush for a wick and that was the kind of lamp they had. Every woman had a spinning wheel of her own of which they made all their own thread. These spinning wheels were like stools with a little stand and a big wheel on top of it. Then they used twist the wheel and the wool used come off it in a big ball of thread and then they used knit it and make stockings and other clothes with it.
There was no trade of nail making but there was a black-smith who had a forge of his own and he used make nails out of a piece of iron and then he used sell them to the people as they wanted them.
There was a weaver in Beare Island and his name was Mr MacCarthy. He lived in Ardagh and he used make all the clothes for the people but they used bring him their own wool. He had two frames in which he used work up and down through each other and then he used tighten it until it became into a coarse surface and was like the flannel that is used now only a lot more uneven.
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2020-05-21 22:26
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In olden times there were a lot of different kinds of trades and and occupations. Allmost every-one was able to make every thing he wanted, and the most common of these trades now is basket-making. There are two kinds of baskets ciseáns and clítheógs. The ciseans are used mostly for drawing turf, and the clítheógs are used mostly for drawing manure or seaweeds. For basket-making first of all the rods are cut and put seasoning in a river or a stream and this is to be done in the dark moon in November. The next thing they do is that they stand about a dozen strong rods in a circle which are called standers, and then the weaker rods are weaved in and out through them until it becomes wavey in the outside and each wave is called a buinne.
There was a mould kept in every house and the people used melt tallow and they used put a cord into the mould with a nail at each end to keep it straight in the middle. Then they used pour in the melted tallow and leave it get hard, and then they used take off the nails and leave the candle fall out.
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2020-05-21 13:50
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locality. One was McLeans wollen mill. He had 20 men employed at the making of Frieze. The people usrd dye the coat and waistcoat and let the trousers grey. They used rear alot of sheep for this purpose.
Tanning
There was a tannery in the tan yard lane. It used take six months to tan a hide. All the hides of West Cork used be sent in there. But they have modren methods now which can tan alot faster. They used also make boots there and used export them to Canada. Wright was in charge. There was another man named O Keeffe who was the currier. There is at present only one man employed named O Sullivan who is the currier.
Baskets
were made from twigs. They used make kitches and panniers. They used use the panniers for picking potatoes off the ridges. There was a basket maker in Dunmanway his name was Cotter and he was blind.
Brewery
There is a street in Dunmanway called the Brewery lane. There was a brewery there one time. There is also a brewery yard there.
Lime Kiln
There was a lime kiln evry where in this locality. When they had the turf plenty they used burn their
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2020-05-21 13:46
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Bricks
There was a brick field behind Fanlobus yard (Fan-Lobus - the Church of St Lobus). The remains of the brickfield is still to be seen and also some bricks are to be seen.
Linen
The flax was grown in all the districts around Dunmanway. When the flax was ripe it was pulled. Then it was ponded and the fibre rotted off the flax. When it was taken out of the pond they used put it out to dry. It was scutched with a clúig or a hackle. Then it was spun into thread. It was pounded with a tuargín. They used wash the linen and put it out to bleach or whiten. There is a place in Dunmanway called the Bleach.
Nails
were made extensively near the Green Bridge. Conroy was the last man making nails. More nail makers were Sedwards, Donovan and Brenville.
Mills
There were a number of wollen mills in this
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2020-05-21 13:36
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Years Night they used put a curse on the English by throwing a basin of water at the door from the inside and saying "Mo Mhallacht ar na Sasanaig." They used throw a cake from the outside to have plenty for the year.
On St. Stephens day the boys go out singing the wren and they make alot of money. It is an old custom and it is right the right thing to have it kept up. On little Christmas night all the water is changed into wine at twelve o'clock. If you would stop up watching it it you would die.
New Year's night is called Oidhche Chínn Bliadhna or Oidhche Coille new years day is called Lá Coille.
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2020-05-21 13:33
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All the schools are closed for Christmas. We are delighted when we get our holidays. All people in every job get some holidays what ever length of time they are.
On the first night of Christmas candles are lighted in every window. It is the youngest in the house that lights them. At six o'clock in they used to have potatoes and "pound" fish on new years morning and then they used have the big supper. It is said that if you would not eat enough on new years night that you would not eat enough for the year.
On New
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2020-05-21 13:30
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It is said that the snow began to fall on the night of the 14th of February 1854. The snow continude all the night and next day.
The early part of the night was very mild, and soft, and the people never expected snow. A lot of cattle were killed. Some of the sheep that were on the mountains were found, their breath used to make holes in the snow, and in that way they were found.
The sheep used always keep together in a corner of the field huddled in to one another. It is said that with the hunger they used eat the stumpes, and the earth off the ditches.
The snow lasted until the 1st of May. The snow was four feet in
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2020-05-21 13:27
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How many feet has forty sheep, a shepherd and his dog.
Two feet
'Tisn't outside on you, 'Tisn't inside on you, 'Tis on you, 'Tisn't heavy on you.
Your name
What walks with its head down.
A nail in a boot
Six (tea) ty cups upon a shelf three fell down how many were left.
Three
What has a tongue and no mouth
A boot
What has a mouth and no tongue
A river
Two ducks before a duck two ducks after a duck and a duck in the middle
Three ducks
What grows bigger the more you take out of it
A hole
As round as a marble as flat as a cup and all the sea could not fill it up
A strainer
Little Sally sage sitting in her cage her young ones dying with age herself brace and hearthy.
A fruit tree
As round as a marble as steep as a cup and all the kings men could not pick it up
The moon shining in a well
Three little girls dressed in white they got the fever and
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2020-05-21 13:24
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preparation for his departure, when the landlord appeared on the scene. He at once saw that the tenant was planning to evade any payment and being rather kind hearted and more generous than his brother landlords, he made the following offer to the tenant: that he would leave the matter to be settled by any two men provided himself was one. The tenant immediately agreed and requested that himself be the other one.
The landlord consented and stated that he would be willing to forgive him half. "Well" replied the tenant "I'll surely forgive myself the other half."
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2020-05-21 13:20
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The old landlords were merely all descendants of the Cromwellian soldiers. Some of them were very tyrannical, but now and again, we meet with rather honourable men. At, that time, and up to Parnell's agitations the farmer had no fixity of tenure. He usually had his farm for eleven months, on the payment of a certain amount, payable at two certain dates. It often happened that the farmer would quit before the termination of these dates and pay nothing to the landlord.
At one time, a certain landlord named Mr. Gollics owned the townland of Kilnadur and was very cleverly outwitted by one of the tenants. The tenant owed a year's rent and was particularly busy in collecting his stock in
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2020-05-20 21:03
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Long ago there was a church in Ardpatrick and there was a man living near the place now called Castleoliver and his name was Mr, Oliver. He used to have an immense heap of corn every year, and when the harvest time would come round this old gentleman would drive out all the people of the church, and make a shed of it to put his corn into it. One year the parish priest of the place got very angry and he had a row with Oliver. He stopped him of driving the people out of it and making a shed of it. To have revenge Mr. Oliver invited the priest to dine with him. When the priest was going in the yard Mr. Oliver was on the widow with his gun to shoot the priest. He tried to fire, but failed, and found that he could not stir. The priest went in and out, and the man was still on the window. The people sent for the minister to release him, but he was unable, and the man was on the window for three days. They had to send for the priest
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2020-05-20 20:55
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With this he turned, and walked away. The farmer paid no heed but finished the building of the house, and went to live in it. His family and himself never had a days peace or pleasure in it. They never had any luck and met with all sorts of accidents. At last they left the house to poorer people.
It was customary when building a house to take a florin and toss it in the air. Whenever it would land they would build. The florin was chosen because it had a cross on one side.
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2020-05-20 20:51
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Long ago people were more superstitious than at the present day and the selection of a site for a house was the subject of much discussion as to lucky or unlucky places. It was considered unlucky to build in a passage or a bohreen, as by doing so an obstacle would be placed in the way of the "Good People" or fairies. It was also thought unlucky to build too near a fort. The following incident occurred in the Parish of Knocklong.
A farmer wanted to build a house, and after much debating decided to build on the back of a double ditch. The work was started and some of the walls built, when one of the workmen looking around, saw a little man standing on the back of the ditch observing them, one of them saluted. He answered pleasantly, and enquired for the master. The master was shown to him and he advised him to stop building on that spot, but to revove to the far side of the next field. Of course the farmer objected seeing that he some of the work done, so the little man said "Bad luck of every kind, will attend your family, if you build this house, and you will never live in it for long, so take a wise man's advice and proceed no further
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2020-05-20 20:43
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all out again, and hid them in safe-keeping for herself. Then she gave the milk to the old woman who was dying. She drank it up thinking that she had money and all drunk. After that she died happily.
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2020-05-20 20:42
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Once upon a time there was an old woman living at Brough Cross. She was very rich, so rich that she did not know what to do with her money. She was over 90 years of age. After a time she fell sick, and she feared that death would soon come on her. She sent her daughter to Doneraile one day for a pound of butter. When the girl brought it to her she told her to put it down in a saucepan of milk on the fire. The girl did so, and after a time she went out. While she was outside, the old woman got up out of the bed, and nearly filled the saucepan with sovereigns, as she wanted to carry the money with her when she was dying. She would be satisfied if she knew she could carry the money with her someway. She meant to drink the money in the milk. When the girl came in again she began to stir the milk, and she heard the noise in the saucepan. She looked in and saw all the yellow sovereigns so she picked them
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2020-05-20 20:35
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The wild birds that are common in this district are the Wild Geese, Wild Pigeons, crows, seagulls, curlews, swallows, and plover.
The cuckoo, curlew, plover, and swallows migrate. The cuckoo migrates at the beginning of June. The curlew migrates at the end of February. The plover migrates at the end of January and the swallow migrated in Autumn.
The cuckoo builds her nest in another bird's nest, The curlews, plover, and seagulls build their nest in bogs and marshes. The swallows build in the eves of houses. Crows and pigeons build on trees. Crows lay white eggs, and pigeons lay blue eggs. Swallows lay speckled eggs and the cuckoo lays blue eggs also. It is said if boys rob birds' nests that they will get lumps in their
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2020-05-20 14:41
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67.
What king makes you wise?
(Thin king)
68.
What is left after Christmas?
(The presence).
69.
A house full, a yard full.
But you can't catch a bowl full?
(Smoke)
70.
Why is the nose, like "v" in civility?
(It is between two eyes)
71.
When do you find a live man
Without a head in a room?
(When he sticks his head out the window.)
72.
When does 2 x 2 = 6?
(Never)
73.
What runs without feet in a bed, and travels many miles
(The river)
74.
When is a cow, not a cow?
(When she is turned into a field)
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75.
As I was going to the fair of Athy
I met seven tinkers, and their seven wives
Each wife had a child
and each child had a guide
And how many was going to the
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2020-05-20 14:39
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fair of a Athy.
(One)
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67.?
What king makes you wise?
(Thin king)
68.
What is left after Christmas?
(The presence).
69.
A house full, a yard full.
But you can't catch a bowl full?
(Smoke)
70.
Why is the nose, like "v" in civility?
(It is between two eyes)
71.
When do you find a live man
Without a head in a room?
(When he sticks his head out the window.)
72.
When does 2 x 2 = 6?
(Never)
73.
What runs without feet in a bed, and travels many miles
(The river)
74.
When is a cow, not a cow?
(When she is turned into a field)
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75.
As I was going to the fair of Athy
I met seven tinkers, and their seven wives
Each wife had a child
and each child had a guide
And how many was going to the
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2020-05-20 14:32
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58.
The man that made it never wore it,
And the man that wore it never saw it?
(A coffin)
59.
What smells most in a Chemist's shop
(The nose)
60.
What beats a good wife
(A bad husband)
61.
Can February March?
(No but April May)
62.
Why is a plum cake like the sea?
(Because they both contain a lot of currants,
63.
How long did Cane hate his brother
(As long as he was able.)
64.
A Ship came in the harbour,
There was a captain in the ship,
What was the captain's name,
I told you before and I will not tell you anymore
What was the captain's name.?
(What).
65.
If you were walking the road, with a fat captain what did he weigh?
(The anchor.)
66.
What living creature goes to bed,
With his shoes on?
(A horse.)
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2020-05-20 14:26
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of corn?
(A rabbit)
51.
What is always in the middle of the day.?
(The letter A.)
52.
The Queen of Manchester sent to her sister,
A bottomless vessel for holding meat?
(A ring)
53.
Niddy noddy round body,
Three feet and a wooden hat?
(A pot)
54.
It is in the Priest, and not in the people,
It is in the church, and not in the steeple,
It is in the rock, and not in the stone,
It is in the marrow and not in the bone.
(The letter r.)
55.
One half dead, one half living
And a tail wagging?
(A dog with its head in a pot)
56.
What is the sweetest key to eat?
(A turkey)
57.
As round as a marble
As deep as a cup.
And the king, and his army could never full it up?
(A strainer)
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2020-05-20 14:21
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45.
I had a little sister her name was Peep peep,
She waded the waters so deep, deep, deep,
She climbed up the mountains so high, high, high.
That my dear little sister had a very bright eye.
(A Star)
46.
Two little white houses in the end,
And a yellow house in the middle?
(An egg)
47.
A man bought two tons of coal,
For £6 and sold it for £2
What did it come to.
(To ashes)
48.
What has a swelled head.
And stands on one leg.?
(A head of cabbage.)
49.
What is always found in an empty barrel?
(Plenty of room)
50.
A small little cow with two leather horns,
A leaper of ditches and a clipper
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2020-05-20 14:16
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38.
What do you see people drinking broth with.?
(With your eyes).
39.
The Queen of England, builds a ship,
An on that ship her daughter sits,
An I would be killed for telling her name
An that is three times I have mentioned it.?
(Anne)
40.
Four legs up, four legs down,
Soft in the middle and hard all round.?
(A bed)
41.
Under the fire, and over the fire, and still it never touches the fire,?
(A cake inside in a bastiblle)
42.
Round in the bottom
Narrow in the top,.
A stick in the middle playing hoppedy hop
(A churn.)
43.
What pane to doe get light from.?
(A pane of glass.)
44.
As black as silk,
As white as white as milk,
That hops on the road like hailstone
(A magpie)
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2020-05-20 12:15
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Many accounts of great storms, heavy rain and snowstorms are told by the natives of my district Arduslough Crookhaven Co Cork, and in the surrounding districts. The greatest storm that ever blew was in the year 1834. It was in the winter time. It is said that it came without any warning and lasted for 24 hours. It blew from the south west and caused a great damage both on land and on sea. Houses were blown down, cattle were killed and lives were lost. Ships on the sea were blown ashore and many of them were wrecked. Many thunder storms also occurred in former years but were not so very dangerous. About 70 years ago a great a great snowstorm blew and it caused a lot of damage. About 40 years ago there was also a great storm and a sailing
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2020-05-20 12:13
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About 41 years ago a steam boat called the Memphis was wrecked at the Mizen in a dense fog. There was a general cargo on board the Memphis. The Memphis left Montreal bound for Liverpool. Nine of the crew of the Memphis were lost.
Another steam-boat called the Oswestern was wrecked in the same place. The Oswestern had on board a general cargo. The Oswestern was bound for Liverpool. Some of the crew of the Oswestern were lost.
About eight years after the Oswestern was lost another big steam-boat called the Irada was wrecked in the same place. The Irada left Galveston bound for Liverpool. The Irada had on board a cargo of cotton and oak staves. The captain and six of the crew were lost. There is a very dangerous headland at the Mizen on which the boats struck. A lighthouse stands there now to protect passing vessels
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2020-05-20 12:08
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were Charlie Meade and John Driscoll. They won the race and the Berehaven men were so jealous of the prowess of the Crookhaven crew, that they would not let them in and a crew song was composed by Berehaven schoolteacher about the race. The old mariners of Crookhaven went on many long voyages in sailing vessels around Cape Horn. One man was noted for his sailing whose name is John Glanville. He wrote many stories about his voyages. They also lifted heavy stones. One man from Crookhaven name John Driscoll took a stone weighing six hundred weight on his back from Crookhaven to the graveyard in Kilmoe a distance of about three miles. The best walker was John Meade, a native of Crookhaven. He walked to Cork and beat a six oared boat which started with him. The best reaper in the parish was Cornelius Mahony of Letter. It was
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2020-05-20 12:04
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rain and storms were expected. Fog on hills and dust flying on the road were also signs of rain. Insects flying low, smoke ascending up from chimneys was a sign of good weather.
If seals were seen in the harbour or if the sea was heard roaring against the rocks rain was expected. When numbers of fish are seen on the surface of the water good weather was to come. Rain was also nigh if a blue light was seen in the fire; if cows were seen running, or if the wind was heard whistling. If a piece of hay or straw was seen hanging to a hen's feathers or when a dog was heard howling or crying it foretold a death.
Mary Sullivan
Arduslough
Crookhaven
Co. Cork
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2020-05-20 12:01
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it was a sign of bad weather. They also could tell the expected weather by the rainbow. When they saw a quarter of a rainbow it was also a sign of bad weather. The wind that brings the most rain to my home district is the south west wind. They also could tell the coming weather by the sea birds. When the gulls were seen on the land it was a sign of coming storms or rain An old saying was "Sea gulls on land is a storm at hand"
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2020-05-20 11:57
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Near the Mizen Head which is about seven miles west of the village of Crookhaven, there is a rock and on it is the print of a priest's foot. It is believed that during the time of the Penal Laws in Ireland, a priest was saying Mass in a place called Sheep's Head in Berehaven when a flock of soldiers chased him. He jumped from that place to a place near the Mizen and the rock where he put his foot, the print of it came out on the rock. Today there is water on the print and it is believed to cure warts.
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2020-05-20 11:54
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sovereigns which he got from the man, all he had were round pieces of tin, but he could not say a word for the other man had the receipt.
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2020-05-20 11:53
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How the farmer got money from the fairy to pay his rent.
Once upon a time there lived a man in Kerry, and it was then the Landlords were there. When rent day came this man was not able to pay his rent In the morning early he went out and sat down near a lake and began to "hulagone". All of a sudden a man in a blue jacket and a red cap jumped our of a big brake of bushes that was near by, and he came towards the other man and asked him what was he "hulagoning" for. Then the other man told him his story, how how would not be able to pay his rent, and he would be thrown out on the roadside. When the fairy heard this he gave the man a purse of gold sovereigns, and he told him to go to the Landlord and pay his rent. Then the other man went off and paid his rent, and the Landlord gave him the receipt. The the man went home quite happy. In the evening when the Landlord came to look at the
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2020-05-19 22:53
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Travelling people still come to this district. The same people have been doing so for a number of years. Some of them are very poor but others could get work if they wanted to from the farmers. Some of them when they get money they buy cigarettes or drink for it.
They sell small things such as ware, pins, brooches, and several other small things. The people buy from them sometimes. These people are never welcome in this district They always travel in families, and they sleep in the caravan or the car that they come in.
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2020-05-19 22:51
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There is one in Annaleentha called St. John's Wells. People pay rounds there for any ailment.
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2020-05-19 22:50
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they were boiled and sugar was mixed, this cure was supposed to be a real cure and there is also another cure for a cough, that is good and people use it still, to mix sugar and honey together.
Celandine is good for wounds get the juice out of it and rub it to the wounds. To cure chilblains rub a raw potato or an onion to them. To cure toothache rub breadsoda to the sore tooth.
There are a few holy wells in this district. There is one in Scarragh called Tobar na Súil people go there to cure their eyesight. There is one in Killpadder in Hunts field and it cures warts. It is called Tobar Bán.
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2020-05-19 22:46
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Mostly all the wild plants can be used in the making of medicine and in the olden times the people had no medicine to buy and chemists shops were unknown. Then the people used plants in various ways: for instance:- The elder tree was used for medicine, they scraped down the bark of the tree, boiled it and gave it to drink. Parsley water and green vegetable water was also used. For sore throat peel off the outer skin of an onion, half roast it on the embers and mix with sugar.
For a cough the blossoms of the furze were used,
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2020-05-19 22:42
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belonging to Mrs Horgan. There is a long bog in Hunts fields and it is called the Long Bog. There is another field where no other animal but horses can feed in that is called the Horse Field.
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2020-05-19 22:41
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There are a great number of fields and places in this district that have names. There is one called the long field because it is the longest field in the district. There is another called Russells field. In that field are the remains of the house in which Thomas Russell was born.
There was a field in the village long ago that was called the Forge field, but now there is a house built in it. There is another field called the three cornered field. There is another field opposite the new shop. It is called Horgan's Lawn. It is
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2020-05-19 22:37
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some birds do. If the swallows fly low it is the sign of rain, if the seagull comes to the country it is the sign of a storm at sea. If the swallows gather together on wires or house tops we know that the Winter is coming. When we hear the cuckoo or the corncrake we know that the Summer is here.
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2020-05-19 22:35
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In this district the birds that are commonly found are the crow, the stare, the sparrow, the ladywagtail the swallow, and the blackbird, and in the Summer we have the cuckoo and the corncrake.
The birds that go away from this country are the swallows the cuckoo and the corncrake. The swallows go away to other countries at the end of Autumn and come back again in the Summer.
In this district the robin builds its nest in the ditch and the wren builds its nest in a wall and the blackbird builds its nest in the bushes. The weather can be judged by what
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2020-05-19 22:31
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unlucky if the bride looks at herself in a mirror on her wedding morning.
In the olden times the dances or feasts that were held after the weddings, the straw-boys came. They were called straw boys because they dressed themselves up in sheaves of straw and blackened their faces so that they were not known by anyone. They came to the dance and danced and sang and drank and then they went away again.
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2020-05-19 22:28
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In the farmhouse itself preparations were in progress for days before. Between cleaning and baking and boiling the good woman of the house and her three daughters were as busy as nailers. When the big night came they felt that they were amply repaid for their labours as they caught the murmurs of appreciation of the good things provided, that came from all parts of the house. It repaid them in full for the long hours of sweat and toil over the pots and pans and fires in the big kitchen of the farmhouse.
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2020-05-19 22:21
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The first people that came to Ireland when all implements were made of Stone were a race of daring people who wandered about from place to place, they must have travelled far in their small boats, keeping near to the shore where there was food (was) than in the ice covered parts far in from the coast. These people
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2020-05-19 22:19
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but in South Cork the people suffered great losses. Cattle and horses were killed and there were housed damaged. The thunder and lightning continued until about three the next morning. It was there again the next night but it was not as bad.
From the accounts on the papers every country seems to have suffered from this thunderstorm, and it was the the worst for many years.
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2020-05-19 22:17
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For the past month the weather has been very bad with rain and a bad thunderstorm. Th thunder started early in the evening and about seven the lightning was seen and more thunder was heard but it was far away. At half past seven there was a loud peal of thunder, which was followed by a flash of lightning. It was that flash that caused all the damage throughout the country.
The people were terrified after that because the thunder and the lightning was very near.
Luckily in this part of the country there was no damage done
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2020-05-19 22:17
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For the past month the weather has been very bad with rain and a bad thunderstorm. Th thunder started early in the evening and about seven the lightning was seen and more thunder was heard but it was far away. At half past seven there was a loud peal of thunder, which was followed by a flash of lightning. It was that flash that caused all the damage throughout the country.
The people were terrified after that because the thunder and the lightning was very near.
Luckily in this part of the country there was no damage done.
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2020-05-19 22:12
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men, it was the I.R.A. men, were supposed to set it on fire.
A few years ago two houses were burned in the village. There was a Miss Mc.Carthy living in one house and the other one there was no one living it. Miss McCarthy had a shop. On the night of the fire there was a political meeting in the village, and it is said that a spark flew from one to the torches, and as they were thached house it easily caught fire. Miss McCarthy was in bed and she had a miraculous escape. The most of the stock in the shop was burned but it would be worse if she was burned. There is another house built where those houses stood
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2020-05-19 22:03
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Every year there are supposed to be three people drowned in the Blackwater. That happened two years. One time a farmers son, John Sheehan went down to the Blackwater to wash some sheep, and he went in far and he got a cramp, and he was brought home dead. Another man Jerh Mullane went swimming one evening and something happened and he also was brought home dead. Some people say there is a deep hole in the Blackwater and you would not know it until you were in it.
A few years ago Newberry Manor was set on fire, one night, by some
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-19 21:52
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for its good beef.
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2020-05-19 21:51
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There are several breeds. The Breed generally used by Farmers for working is the heavy strong one called Clydesdale, which is a big strong boned animal and is fitted to do heavy work. This class has been in Ireland for a number of years. Then there is the Pony Class which is used generally for driving purposes. This animal is light and smart and is much used.
Like horses there are several breeds of cows. The breed kept for milking purposes is the Shorthorn which is a big well shaped cow. Generally Red and Roan. The Kerry breed is also good for milk and the colour is black, small in size and very hardy. The beef breeds are Herefords and Poll Angus. The colour of Herefords is Red with a white-face. The colour of the Poll Angus is Black. This breed is preferred
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2020-05-19 21:44
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I live in the townland of Ladunigan.
There are eleven houses in the townland nemely two Lynch two Carolan, two Mc Cabe two Traynor Plunkett, Cooney and Clarke.
There are five big slated houses, five tatched houses and one with tiles on it in Ladunigan.
There are two big shops in it.
One is along the road leading from Cavan to Bailieborough. and the other is about a mile from it. I live beside the school and the shop.
Ladunigan us north, west and east from the school. It is four miles east of Bailieborough. There are over seventy people living in it. I was in three houses in Ladunigan as well as my one house. There are only two families going to school our of Ladunigan I live near to Tunnyfoyle and people put Tunnyfoyle on letters to us and we get them alright.
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2020-05-18 22:32
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About twenty years ago in Autumn a severe storm occured. The farmers who had their hay and corn near the Ardine river had a lot of damage done. The wind blew the hay into the river and all the fields around were swimming. A horse belonging to Mr Brown was carried away in the flood and however it happened Mr Corbett came inquiring did anybody own the horse which he found and Mr Brown got back his horse.
There was a terrible snow storm in 1914. The snow was about five feet high and the people were not able to go far away because they would get lost in the snow. The wells were covered with snow and people had no other way of getting water except to use the snow water for their tea and all their cooking. The snow lasted for three days and when it melted sheep and lambs were found dead on every farm.
In 1926 10 years ago a great storm occured it lasted about four hours, two children lost their lives at Allen's bridge because the bridge was blocked with hay and corn that was swept away.
In August 1926 we had a storm which
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2020-05-18 22:24
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morning Jack Frost will pinch you in the evening.
In a fine moonlight starry expect frost
Thick black clouds are signs of thunder.
When the winds blow south the limestone is washed. The south winds bring most rain to our district. When the soot is falling it is a sign that we are going to have a storm. Another sign is to see green or blue light in the fire. If we see a lot of dust rising it is a sign of good weather. Cold North wind it is a sign of snow. Wind from the East and North it is a sign of hard cold weather. A rainbow in the evening is a sign of good weather. When the smoke is going South from the chimney it is a sign of rain. If the cat sleeps to day he might be able to go out tomorrow. When hills look near it is a sign of rain. When hills look far away it is a sign of good weather. When the sky darken and white clouds gather together it is a sign of rain
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2020-05-18 22:17
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it is a great sign of frost and rain.
When coloured clouds are in the sky we are going to have thunder and lightening
When the Tadpoles start to croak in the ponds it is a sign of rain.
The most dangerous time of the year for floods is the harvest because it takes the hay corn and all from the inches and it stops the bridges and many lives are lost.
A haziness in the air which shades the sunlight and makes the orb appear whitish or ill defined; or at night if the moon and the stars grow dim, and a ring encircles the former, rain will follow. If the moon looks pale and dim we expect rain, If red, wind, and if not her natural colour with a clear sky fair weather. If the moon is rainy throughout it will clear at at the change, and perhaps the rain will return a few days after. If fair throughout, and rain at the change, the fair weather will probably return on fourth or fifty day.
If white clouds gather together quickly in Winter we will have a heavy fall of snow.
If the sun shines too brightly on a Winter's
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2020-05-18 22:08
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A sitting moon is a sign of bad weather.
A rainbow in the morning is a sign of bad weather. A rainbow in the evening is a sign of good weather. A stormy night is a sign of frosty weather. The stars would not appear in bad weather.
The wind from the south is a sign of bad weather. The wind from the east is a sign of bad weather. The wind from the North brings hard cold weather. The wind from the West brings rain.
Dogs bite grass and that is a sign of rain
Swallows fly low and crows fly low for bad weather.
If the seagulls fly into the land it is a sign of bad weather. The cat turns his back to the fire in bad weather. When the dust rises on the road it is a sign of bad weather. The day we are going to have rain the crows never go far from the rookery but always stop hovering near it. If the Sun rises early on a Winter morning is likely to be wet.
If you see the stars twinkling in the sky it is a sign of frosty weather for some time. When there are dark heavy clouds near the earth or tipping the faraway mountains
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2020-05-18 22:05
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When the clouds are looking black it is a sign that the weather is going to be bad. When the Sun comes out before seven oclock it is said it will rain before eleven. If it rains before seven it will be fine before eleven. A good starry night is the sign of rain next day.
When a new Moon is considered to be lying on its back it is said that it will be bad weather for the whole month. A rainbow in the night is a sign of fair weather. The South winds bring most rain to our district. We are living in the North and when we hear the Lombardstown train which is South of us we expect bad weather. When the swallows fly low it is a sign of rain. When the rain is coming all the animals put their backs to the wall or ditches for shelter. When the birds fly inland it is a sign of bad weather at sea. Ducks quack loudly when its going to rain. A red sky in the Winter is a sign of frost A red sky in the Summer is a sign of rain. Black clouds are a sign of bad weather and blue clouds are a sign of good weather.
A new straight moon is a sign of good weather
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-18 22:01
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hen cannot lay a black egg
Why is a lame dog like thirteen
Because he puts down three and carries one
Why does a hen pick a pot
Because she can't lick it
As I went over a London bridge I met a London scholar he took off his hat and drew on his gloves what was the name of that London scholar
Andrew
Whats the difference between a lazy schoolboy and a stamp
A lazy schoolboy is licked with the stick and a stamp is sticked with a lick
Whats the difference between a millionaire a piano and a pot of glue
A millionaire has a hundred pounds a piano has a hundred tunes and we're stuck with the pot of glue
Why does a hen cross the road
To get to the other side.
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2020-05-18 21:56
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A rainbow
I am full of leaves I cannot read I go to school every day
A book
I met a little man in the middle of a field if you pulled his tail his nose would bleed
A pump
Three fourths of a beast with short ears to his head three fourths of a fish in the sea was bred, half of a bandage tied below your knee will tell you the name of a Leinster city
Mullingar
(got from Mr T. Croake RIP N T Ballyhass school years ago)
When is your hair like the sea
When tis waved
How many sides in a jug
Two the inside and the outside
On what trees has fire no effect on
Ash trees because when burnt they are still ashes
What is it that we often return but never borrow
Thanks
What has legs but cannot walk
A Chair
Whats the difference between a black hen and a white hen
A black hen can lay a white egg but a white
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2020-05-18 21:45
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A mouse can't live in it and all the men in town cannot count the windows in it
A thimble
As I went out a slippery gap I met my uncle Davy I cut off his head and left his body easy
Head of cabbage or bottle of stout
What is it that the more you put into it the lighter it would get
Putting holes in a barrel.
Two little ladies dressed in white one got the fever and died last night
Two candles
Where was Moses when the light went out
In the dark
Its black its white its read all over.
A newspaper
House full room full you cant catch a spoon full
Smoke
It opens like a barn door it closes like a trap
a fool will think of many things but will you think of that
A scissors
How many wells would make a river
One if it was big enough
What turns without moving
Milk
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-18 21:40
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In former time the people of Ireland were compelled to pay tribute to support the Protestant clergy. This tribute was called "Tithes". The reason it got that name was, that they had to give one tenth of everything possessed by them to the Protestants. Undoubtedly the Irish were greatly displeased at this. Nevertheless they had to do do for a long time.
At last the people of Kilbrin decided to put an end to that, and they did so. This was how they did it. They put the Tithes into a coffin and buried it in a deep hole. Ever since the hole is called "polll buidhe."
In this way the Tithes were got rid of throughout Ireland.
Long ago when a person died there were certain women for crying after the dead person.
In ancient Ireland if anything serious happened people
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2020-05-18 20:31
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It must be confessed that at that moment, he had no very agreeable employment, either for his moral or his physical perceptions. The day was dawning from a patch of watery light in the east, and sullen clouds came driving up before it, from which the rain descended in a thick wet mist, it streamed from every twig and bramble in the hedge. It made little gullies in the path, ran down a hundred channels in the road and punched.
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2020-05-18 20:27
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The work that should to-day be wrought,
Defer not till to-morrow.
The help that should within be sought,
Scorn from without to borrow.
Old maxim these yet stout and true
They speak in trumpet tone.
To do at once what is to do.
And trust Ourselves alone.
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"What, then, is there?" Snow mountains, glaciers, hot springs, volcanoes, earthquakes, northern lights, raines, morasses, and, above all, deserts.Or rather - there is the Deserts! For Iceland - and this is a point which none of the books of travel bring out - Iceland is really one vast desert fringed by a belt of pasture land which lies along the more level parts of the coast, and here and
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2020-05-18 20:23
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types of motors lorries and buses. I live near the New Line.
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2020-05-18 20:22
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The names of the roads in my district are The New Line, The Old Cork Road, The New Road, Clogheen Road, Greenhill, and Burnfort Hill, Island Road, Gurtanelig Road, Toureen and Bottle Hill, Creamery Road, Castle Hill, Annalentha Road, Monaparsons, The Wood Road, Dromore Hill, The Mill Road, Clyda-Ville Road. All these Roads are by-roads or continuations of the Roads from Mallow to Cork. The New Line and New Road are the newest of these and the Old Cork Road is the Oldest. The Old Cork Road is not much used now, because all traffic is going on the New Line, because it is the shorter of the two and by far the best for all
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2020-05-18 20:18
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become heated they jump apart then it is said that they won't marry, but if two nuts stay together till they are burned away it is said that they will marry. Then an apple is put hanging from the ceiling and a boy or a girl with their hands tied behind their backs try to bite the apple. A tub of water is put on the floor with some silver in it. Then the fun begins when the boys duck their heads into the tub trying to get the money.
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2020-05-18 20:14
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The games I play are "Hunting", "hide and go seek", "picky", marbles, three legged races, ball playing, snakes and ladders, draughts, ludo, cardplaying such as the game of "45" "25" "110" "whist" "sevens" beggar my neighbour" "and old maid". In the Summer I play picky and hide and go seek and marbles because these are played out of doors. But in the Winter when the weather is too wet and cold to remain out of doors I have to remain inside and play indoor games. On Hallow Eve the games are many and varied. We sit by the fire roasting nuts. Two nuts are put on the fender together. One represents a girl and the other a boy. If when the nuts
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2020-05-18 20:09
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was made about ninety years ago. The Kilcoleman road is an old road but it is still used. Roads were made as relief work during the famine, but there is no knowledge as to the conditions of work and the rates of pay. There is a byway from Kilpadder to Glasha. Dances were held at crossroads. There is a Mass path from Kilcoleman to Kilpadder chapel.
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2020-05-18 20:07
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In this district the roads are named by the places they go through. The road going from Dromahane to Mallow is called the Mallow road. The road from Dromahane to Newberry is called the Newberry road. The road from Dromahane to Beeing is called the new line, the road from Pendy's cross to Kilpadder cross is called the chapel road. The road from Connells cross to Mallow is called the lower road. The road from Dromahane to Mourneabbey is called the upper road. Most of the roads in the district lead from crosses There are a number of crosses in this district. The new line
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Where the beagle's bugle horn.
Roused the hills on Sunday morn.
And Brennan and Pat Willliams make the pace.
Then the dogs with yelp and bound
Bring the vermin to the ground.
How we rally in the rapture of the chase.
Chorus
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They may boast of Bunker Hill.
Garryowen and Vinegar Hill.
Newmarket too has honours like the rest
It's here Curran first drew breath
And after Emmet's tragic death
They laid his sweetheart Sarah Curran here to rest.
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Then after Ninety-Eight
When the Croppies were all bate
The Whiteboys made their stand in Scarteen Hill
There were three Priests martyred there.
And they died with a prayer.
For the Faith, they fondly loved and we love still.
Chorus
Coposed by Rev. M. Norris (R.I.P.) Late. P.P. Newmarket, Co. Cork.
Máire Ní Dalaigh
in Ath-Treasna
i gCo. Corcaighe
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2020-05-18 17:25
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My home district is in Coolagh in the Parish of Newmarket in the Barony of Duhallow. There are about sixty two people in Coolagh. Murphy is the most common family name. Most of the houses are thatched.
Coolagh got its name from Faggots because a large number of trees grew there long ago. There are three old people over seventy living in Coolagh. They cannot tell Irish stories because Irish was not taught in the schools at that time. Houses were more numerous in former years. There was a house in Coolagh named the "Stage House". In the olden times people travelling to Cork used to stay there some nights.
There are only two ruins in Coolagh. One near the Weaver's Gap in the Common's Road and another on the right bank of the Dallua The land is fairly good. There is no wood in the district. The Dallua runs through Coolagh. It was on the river Dallua the Mac Auliffes built their castle.
Toorard is another local place
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2020-05-18 17:25
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name, still it is four miles from my district. The origon of its name was, Long ago fairs being very few and far apart. People used to come very long journeys to where a fair was being held and oft times it used to take two or three days to complete a journey because when the cattle got tired they used let them rest, and Toorard was known as one of the chief resting places for them. There was a stop or "buaile" for them, hence the name "Toorard.
There is also in Coolagh a well called Trinity Well. There is an old legend connected with this well it is said that at this well one of the Mc Auliffes family received the gift of prophecy.
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2020-05-18 17:17
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My home district is in Coolagh in the Parish of Newmarket in the Barony of Duhallow. There are about sixty two people in Coolagh. Murphy is the most common family name. Most of the houses are thatched.
Coolagh got its name from Faggots because a large number of trees grew there long ago. There are three old people over seventy living in Coolagh. They cannot tell Irish stories because Irish was not taught in the schools at that time. Houses were more numerous in former years. There was a house in Coolagh named the "Stage House". In the olden times people travelling to Cork used to stay there some nights.
There are only two ruins in Coolagh. One near the Weaver's Gap in the Common's Road and another on the right bank of the Dallua The land is fairly good. There is no wood in the district. The Dallua runs through Coolagh. It was on the river Dallua the Mac Auliffes built their castle.
Tooward[?] is another local place
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2020-05-18 17:07
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well.
Long ago people tried to drain the well and found some small coins at the bottom of it. One day a woman went to the well for water. She put it on the fire to boil.
She left it there all day, but it did not boil. When she took it from the fire it was as cold as when she put it to boil. People say that it is wrong to use the water from a Holy Well.
There is a general belief that a Catholic Church was situated on the site of Trinity Well and that is the reason people "pay rounds" there on Trinity Sunday.
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2020-05-18 17:04
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There are two Holy Wells in the parish of Newmarket. One of them is Trinity Well. There is another in Ballinatona. This is the one that supplies Newmarket with water.
Trinity Well is situated in the townland of Coolagh. People visit this well on Trinity Sunday. People also visit the one in Ballinatona. Rounds are performed at these two wells and prayers are said there. People tie pieces of rags over the wells when they visit them. They pay so many rounds during the day. There are no stories told about any of these wells.
People have been often cured at these wells. Some are cured but others are not. The well is specially recommed for the cure of disease.
People drink the water and sometimes they take home bottles of it. The cup or whatever they take the water from the will in, is left if left after them. Sometimes they leave money and food at the
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2020-05-18 16:57
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Cornelius Murphy was a great walker. He walked to fairs in Macroom a distance of twenty three miles. He walked to Buttevant a distance of nine miles, and to Knocknagree a distance of fifteen miles.
Patrick Connell was a great singer. His favourite songs are "The rose of Tralee", and "Danny Boy".
Mr. Cronin was a great mower. He lived at Coolageela Cross. He was usually called the "Dane",
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2020-05-18 14:38
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shining like sparks of fire.
When it is raining if there are bubbles in the water, it is a sure sign of thunder.
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2020-05-18 14:37
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home low. The cat and dog lying by the fire, and no mind to go out. The sky dark, and dreary, and heavy looking. The dust would be flying off the road. Ants, and other insects on the ground. Snails to be seen plentifully on the ground, and on the ditches. The smoke going straight upwards, out of the chimney. The geese flying through the air, from one field to another.
Signs of dry weather:- The sun going down red in the west. A rainbow in the evening. The wind from the north. White clouds in the sky, and the sky bright looking. Fog in Muisire and Clarach.
Sign of frost: If the night was fine and bright, and the stars
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2020-05-18 14:33
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Signs of rain:- If the sun goes down in the evening a kind of a yellowish colour. If theer was a bow around the moon at night. If the clouds were scudding across the sky. If there was a rainbow in the morning.
If the wind was from the south. If the sea birds were seen flying inland. If the crows were flying
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2020-05-18 14:31
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heckling the match is made, and a day is appointed to have the couple meet.
The Weddings usually take place between Xmas and Ash Wednesday and Friday are supposed to be unlucky days, also if the sun shines the bride is delighted as it is an omen of good luck.
Old shoes are flung after the carriage and the bride is pelted with rice and confetti. Usually a week's honeymoon is allowed and on their arrival home a hauling home is held to which all the neighbours and friends are invited where there is plenty music dance and a good supply of whiskey is always required to keep up the spirits during the night
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2020-05-18 14:27
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Marriages around our locality are generally marriages of convenience. Match-making is a very old custom.
One party has a farm of land and the other the money so they arrange a day to see the place. Two or three men walk all over the farm and everything is carefully examined and according to what the farm contains they pay.
Sometimes they go about it two or three times and after a good deal of
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2020-05-18 14:24
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vicé versá.
Stock is not usually given, but the farm is stocked with all necessary stock.
After the marriage a reception is usually given at the bride's home, or at a Hotel. And after the bride returns to her new home, a party is sometimes given to her, and the bridegroom's friends.
There is sometimes a hauling home held that is after the reception they take a drive to the bride's new home, and have refreshments and sometimes a dance.
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2020-05-18 14:22
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The time of the year that marriages take place more than others are: before Lent, June, and before Advent.
The days and months that are said to be unlucky are: Mondays and Fridays, and May, Our Lady's Month is considered unlucky by superstitious people.
Matches are made by some. If the man has property the girl is expected to bring him a dowry and
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2020-05-18 14:19
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stock is given. If the person has alot of money he gives money as a fortune and if he has a good stock and has not so much money he gives stock as a fortune.
Some customs that are observed are that the people should wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Another custom is to throw an old boot after the parties to wish them luck.
A haluling home is also held. When bride and bridegroom come home after their honey moon a party or a ceilidhe is held.
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2020-05-18 14:16
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The farmers are the most people that make matches in this district because they have the most money.
The times of the year that they get married is Shrove. The days that are said to be unlucky are Fridays. The Months that are said to be unlucky are the Months of May, and August.
Matches are made by the husband's people. Sometimes money is given or if not stock
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2020-05-18 14:12
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in houses because all the churches were burned down.
Long ago they used hire coaches for going to the wedding. When the newly married couple were going out of the church people used to throw rice at them. The people used to tie an old shoe on to the coach of the bride and bridegroom. If the shoe stayed on, luck would follow them. If it fell off luck would not follow them. The wedding feast is usually held in the bride's house. During the wedding straw boys come in. They are entertained very well. They sing and dance and they remain a few hours. They tie straw around their necks and legs. They do not tell there names. Long ago wives used to set upon the horses with their husbands.
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2020-05-18 14:07
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Marriage's most frequently take place during Shrove or on Shrove Tuesday. The months of the year that marriages are considered unlucky are,- May and October. The days that marriages are considered unlucky are Mondays and Fridays.
The last night of Shrove is known as Sceilg night. On that night young men disguise themselves and go to houses of old men and old women and they take them out and carry them out about three miles from their house. Next morning you would hear the people say that they were gone to Sceilg.
Matchmaking was common in the district in former times. Money was generally given as dowry in this district. Long ago marriages used take place
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2020-05-18 14:02
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have made him put things into a song and so he set to work and soon had a song written called "The awakening of the Spring". From that time forth he started composing again.
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2020-05-17 23:39
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twigs from the woods for making them.
There was a blind daughter of his who was a great knitter.
There was a Basket Maker in Barry's Court, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. He was living in Mr. Buckley's farm. He used to gather twigs around the Marshes and make baskets and scíaths and panniers.
Thatchers.
A farm labourer named Doyle was a thatcher for Mr. Sheehan, Rossmore, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. He was a famous thatcher around the district.
Dan Sheridan was a thatcher in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. He lived where Mr. Moriarty the harness maker is now living that is in the village of Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.
Spinning.
There was a woman named Mrs. Barry, that was living in Woodstock, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. She used grow flax. Then she used pull it and she used put it in heaps. Then she used draw it to the stagnant pools called dams. She used take it out and dry it and then
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2020-05-17 23:33
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place until they were quite cold. Then the moulds were dipped in hot water in order to loosen the candles. They were then stored away for a week to harden and after that they were ready for use. These candles were called mould candles.
Other candles she used make were called dipped candles. These candles were made by dipping the mould into the melted tallow.
Fowlers.
Thomas Barry, living in Greenville, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork was a great fowler and he used shoot all sorts of game. Mr. John Ahern's brother Mick of Barryscourt, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, was a great shot and there was no one ever beat him at the gun. He went to America and travelled all the Western States shooting wild turkeys and deer.
Basket making.
Con Brown living in the village of Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork used make Sciathógs or Sciaths and also Panniers. They were used by the farmers for feeding cattle and for picking potatoes. He used get
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2020-05-17 23:26
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Nail Manufacture.
There were two nail makers in Carrigtwohill. Their names were Henry Holmes and Tom Holmes. They used to make all classes of nails. There was no smoke from their fire because it was Kilkenny coal they used to burn to make the nails. They had their work shop where Mickey Kirby is now living that is down in the Chapel Lane, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. Henry Holme's wife also used make Rosary Beads our of bones.
Candle making.
There was a woman named Mrs. Healy-Sheehan living in Rossmore, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, who used make her own candles. She used get the tallow from the sheep and she used melt it in a bastible. Then she used get the moulds. She used then plait the cotton thread. She used put the thread through the mould and fasten it at the end with a piece of wire or stick. She used get a small jug and pour the tallow into the mould until it was full from one end to the other.
Then the moulds were put away in a cool
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2020-05-17 23:19
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About the year 1894 people say that a great rain storm came and followed about ten years later by a great snow storm. When the rain started it continued of some days. In Templecurraheen, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, a great flood of rain swept down this hill. It went on the Ballinoe[?] Road at the bottom of this hill. There was a house on the Southern side of this road. A lot of people were in this house. Also in the house there was a small child. The child was drowned and the family had to go up on tables to escape the floods.
A few years later a great snow storm took a great grip around this district near where Mr. Leaby of Cóbh cross Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork lives. It rose to a height of six feet. The animals suffered greatly and it took a good few days to melt away.
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2020-05-17 23:11
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Once a farmer had pigs which would be ready for the market in a fortnight but it happened that the man died before that time. His wife therefore went and sold the pigs herself and then put the money in the bank. That night when she was in bed she saw a ghost, which was dressed in a habit and looked like a man, at the window. She thought it was her husband come to life again. He spoke asking her where she put the money and having told him he informed her that he would come for it at the same hour the next night.
Next day she went to the bank for the money and the bank officials wondered why she wanted it soon but she told her story and they gave her the money and also a letter to give in at the barrack as she went home. The woman did so.
Again that night at the same time the ghost appeared but there were two police also near the house. One of them went near to see what it was but it made for him so then his comrade fired at it to make sure was it a ghost or not but it turned out to be a real man.
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is found at the present day. He used carry a sack of meal a mile of the mountain on his back. He threw one cwt., 10 1/2 feet. He walked many times to fairs in Killarney and home again. He was a wonderful swift runner and jumper. He challenged many men to fight and they all fell helpless victims to his powerful stroke.
There is also a great mower in the parish by the names of Mike Brosnan who lived in Rathauny. It is said that he mowed all his own hay with a scythe. He mowed an acre per day at his ease.
Thomas Lyons was a wonderful dancer. He lived in Liomadda[?]. He was also a great singer. He was bound to be at every party & wedding within a radius of 10 miles. He won many prizes in "Feiscanna".
There are many great storytellers
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2020-05-17 16:23
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to business which usually takes the form of a glowing praise of the ógánach & his possessions.
There may be a spot of [?] about the fortune (always [?] but before one bottle is finished a definite agreement has been reached on that score, the day for the marriage has been appointed & an approx. list of guests, no.[?] of cars etc. has been fixed.
Songs are called for & quite[?] a few steps of dance may also[?] be attempted if the participants are steady enough "on the pins[?] days that are gone when men were men are discussed & general harmony prevails until morning.
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2020-05-17 16:17
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Most marriages take place in SHROVE - no special day.
May & August are considered unlucky as are also Monday, Friday and Lá Cros na Bliadhna.
MATCHES are common & are often made in public-houses on Fair-days.
The most common procedure is - The óganach, his father & a "helper" (the father's brother, or some such old relative) commonly known as the "spéicéir" (speaker) go to the cailín óg's house armed with a couple of bottles of whiskey.
The girl's parents often have another spéicéir at the reception. The visiting spéicéir, after the usual prelims. are over, starts the ball rolling, by getting down
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2020-05-17 16:12
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Those of the teachers who were strangers stayed with their pupils. They would publish at the beginning of the week a list of houses in which they would stay during that week.
Each child paid 1/- per qr., brought his own slate & slate-pencil for writing & his own seat which invariably consisted of a deal owned by a no. of children each providing a stone to raise it off the ground.
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2020-05-17 16:09
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For his lack of tact he was punished with instant expulsion & so began & ended Tade's education - all in one "day.
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There was an old school in a field called Gort Beag[?] now owned by Con Kelly, in the townland of Lochánmór. Seán Báille also taught here. The ruin is still to be seen.
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A second school in Lochán was in John Lowney's land in a field called Móin Dubh or at least a part of that field called The Macha.
A man from Cathair [?] called Paddy Sheehan taught here.
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2020-05-17 16:05
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Tade Leary (80 yrs.) of Tigh Lice Finne, Dursey Island went to school one day to McNamara who also taught in Dursey & who not alone knew no Irish but despised the language.
They were fixing the two-legged desks in an old cow-house belonging to John Harrington "Cásca" of Cill Mhichíl while the building at Cúm Mór that served as a school was undergoing repairs - being thatched.
The floor was naturally uneven but when Tade got a desk to put in place he thought the cause of its unsteadiness was a fault of the desk when he said, "Tá an diabhal so ar leath-chois."
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2020-05-17 16:01
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He asked me to spell "cave" & I said C-A-V-E (cave) pluais, béilie, nó poll fé thalamh go [?] isteach ann ó'n mbáisigh."
Query: How many years "[?] would a child nowadays need to say that "mouthful" correctly
Notice all the riaghalacha in one sentence
Holding up a "big comb" Seán would ask: "Cad é an Béarla atá ar sin?"
"Cuir Béarla ar "chíor [?]
All of which goes to show that the present "Seán Bocht" has to undo all the harm the former "Seán Báille" did.
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2020-05-17 15:55
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2. One at Láthair Tighe Eoghain in the townland of Cineál Mór - oldest of all - first teacher "Seán Báille" address unknown. Also Justin McCarthy of Láthrach Kenmare.
How "Seán Báille taught English:-
Val Sheehan, Dursey Sound heard the following story 1500 ft. down in a Butte City, Montana, copper-mine about 40 yrs. ago. On his first day down he met an old miner who on discovering where Val was from told him the following story:
"I went to school to "S. Báille" at Láthair Tighe Eoghain. I wasn't going long but he praised me one day for my "spellings & meanings".
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2020-05-17 12:42
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III
Tímceall míle nó mar sin ó Scoil na Caolcaille do mair duine de mhuinntir Mhongáin cheithre fichid bliadhain ó shoin. Sé is dóichighe gur i nDrom-Lice-Crúdh do mhair se. Níor phós sé riamh agus bhí ráfla amuigh air go raibh a lán airgid aige. Bhí a fhios ag á dhaoine mhuinnteartha go raibh os cionn cheithre chead púnt aige acht níor innis sé riamh dóibh ciacu sa bhannc a bhí sé aige no istigh na bhosca. Pé sgéal é nuair a fuair sé bás go chuireadar é go glánta. Aoinne a chuaidh ar an d-tóramh nó san tsochraidh fuaradar a ndoithín le nithe agus breis agus a ndóthain le nól. Bhí go maith act nuair a chuaidh a dhaoine mhuinnteartha go dtí an bosca san áit gur cheapadar an tairgead do bheith ní raibh oiread agus leath-
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2020-05-17 12:33
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Bhí trí chead sobhern istig sa stoca act níor airigheas riamh ainm an té fuair é. Nuair a fhiafhruighinn ce fuair é sé deireadh mo athair "A bhligeáird bhfearra dhuit aire thabhairt dod' leabhar" nó "Nár bhuailfihid Dia fios amuth"
Sé an rud adheireadh an sgéalaidhe "A gharsúin ní fearra dhuit a fhios do bheith agat. Ach tuigeadh dom ámh nár fhan aon lá rath ar an té fuair é.
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2020-05-17 12:29
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di cad do go raibh sí ag cuardach dearfadh sí "Ó mhuise a laogh níl aonnídh acht ceann de's na cearca beaga atá ag breith amuigh agus n'fheadar cá bhfuil an nead aice." B'fhíor di is dóca mar bí féin an cearc. Do lean an sgéal mar sin go raibh sí ar leabaidh a báis. Annsan do ghlaoich ceann de's na mnáibh sa chómharsanache isteach chúichi feachaint conus a bhí ag eirighe léi. Níor stad Síle an fhaid a's bhí an bean istigh acht ag cainnt léi féin agus anois agus arís deireach sí "O mhuise cár chuireas é? Ní aimseochadh go deó anois e." Sa deire thiar thall d'innis sí don mhnaoi a tháinig á feiscint go raibh roinnt beag airgid aici; gur chuir sí isteach i bhfaiméis stoca é agus gur sháidh sí é isteach i bpoll éigin i gclaidhe an gháirdín nó i náit éigin mar sin agus nár bhféidir léi é aimsiúghadh. Nuair a chualaidh na cómharsain é dubhradar gur spearraoidí an bháis a bhí uirri nuair a bhí sí 'ghá rádh san. Seadh. Fuair sí bás agus cuireadh í. Tamall éigin tar éis bás fhághail di do réabadh agus do strachad claidhe an gháirdín as a chéile agus fuair duine éigin an tairgead.
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in Summer. There is then absolutely certain to be a cream cake for the Visitors' Tea - women are in all times the Visitors. The Cream cake is made as follows. The flour is mixed with sour cream and made into dough. Sugar is also added & the dough is then placed or baked in a bastible.
Sweet Cakes : Flour, two eggs, sugar & sour cream are mixed together - but the Cream Cake predominates in all this locality and is considered a rarerty[?]
"I got a cream cake for the tea" is a much used phrase of Mothers after returning from a visit.
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2020-05-17 12:09
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Bread was made from Oats in very olden times. The oats was crushed between two large stones which were rough.
The grain was ground in the homes.
Steampi was a popular 'dainty' in olden times. - made of black potatoes after boiling because black potatoes are sweet. The black boiled potatoes were ground and then fried in a frying pan.
Sometimes the stampi was mixed with cream & sugar.
Steampí is not now made.
The bread (made from grain) was baked in a bastible.
The greidile[?] was also used in the district in ancient times. According to tradition it was shaped like frying pan but the sides were higher and the handle was shorter. There was no cover for the greidile. name of Seartán:- Forgotten.
The baked cakes were and are still marked with a cross. ie. so that the heat will reach the centre of the Cake.
Farmers wives still make Cream Cakes (some call them Sweet Cakes) on special occasions. Now and again visits are exchanged especially during Sunday evenings
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2020-05-17 12:08
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Bread was made from Oats in very olden times. The oats was crushed between two large stones which were rough.
The grain was ground in the homes.
Steampi was a popular 'dainty' in olden times. - made of black potatoes after boiling because black potatoes are sweet. The black boiled potatoes were ground and then fried in a frying pan.
Sometimes the stampi was mixed with cream & sugar.
Steampí is not now made.
The bread (made from grain) was baked in a bastible.
The greidile[?] was also used in the district in ancient times. According to tradition it was shaped like frying pan but the sides were higher and the handle was shorter. There was no cover for the greidile. name of Seartán:- Forgotten.
The baked cakes were and are still marked with a cross. ie. so that the heat will reach the centre of the Cake.
Farmers wives still make Cream Cakes (some call them Sweet[?] Cakes) on special occasions. Now and again visits are exchanged especially during Sunday evenings
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2020-05-16 23:12
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days, when they got out to play.! They always ran down and joined him and listened to his witty sayings. They knew he would receive them with a hearty welcome. Many a happy play hour spend blowing the bellows in his forge.
About a hundred yards above this little village stand a Calry School it was built in 1870. Turning up an old winding road and facing the north from the village you see a little rock known as the Mass rock, where Mass was said during the Penal days.
Every field in the district has an Irish name. The natives use an odd word of Irish when conversing in English.
The village consists of a number of thatched cottages built in a cluster overlooking the lake. All the old residents had nicknames. Some of those still remain. The hill near the village is called Baile na mBróg. A shoemaker named (Greasaidhe) lived in the village and it is supposed the hill got its name from him.
Several old people
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2020-05-16 23:05
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This graveyard is situated about a half-mile east of Killavullen. In the 13th. century a monastery stood at the present entrance gate, the remains of the outer walls are still to be seen. The order which occupied this monastery was The Knights Templars. These monks were all interred in a long concrete tomb, which runs from the present entrance gate right across the whole graveyard.
The Abbot of this monastery used to go to France every year to the head house of his order. He was always compelled to steal away at midnight by boat on the river Blackwater (over which the monastery stood) for fear of the English soldiers.
When he would be coming back, he would anchor his boat on a little island on the Blackwater about 1,000 yards from the monastery at midnight. Then he would give two or three screeches like a wild goose so as to foil any other of the soldiers who would be around.
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2020-05-16 22:59
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When Pierce Nagle lived at Annakissa early in the 19th century a landlord Edward Thornhill, lived at Castlekevin Castle. This landlord evicted the following families from their homes - The Doyles, Drakes, and Wallaces of Annakissa, and the O'Learys, and Reas of Killuragh (about 1840). Thornhill always kept a pack of foxhounds at Castlekevin, and one day while hunting through the lands of Pierce Nagle, the horses, and hounds damaged Nagle's crops, and fences.
Nagle went to law with the landlord and the judges and councellors kept the case on for seven years, and broke both of them. Thornhill left Castlekevin in 1850.
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2020-05-16 22:51
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In the parish of Castlemagner there lived a child who with other children attended the local schools. On the way they had to pass a "lios". One morning a fairy woman came to the road, and asked the child to come in, and mind her baby for a short time. The child went in, and spent the day minding the fairy baby in the lios.
The same occured daily, and after some time the teacher complained that the child was not attending school. On inquiring the mother discovered what was happening. She told the child to ask the fairy woman for a bottle to cure a sick cow. The child did as she was directed, and when she brought the bottle her mother washed her with the liquid which the fairy woman supplied.
Next morning when the child appeared at the lios to spend her day as usual, the fairy woman sent her away saying - "Your mother is too clever for me."
The child never again entered the "lios", but was always known afterwards as "The Fairy Child", and later "The Fairy Woman".
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2020-05-16 22:45
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mansion was an old herdsman, and his wife (Tadg Callaghan) or better known as "Tadh a Coisde. The last wall of the house was pulled down in 1886.
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2020-05-16 22:44
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the servant entered Lombard's room, he placed the water-soaked suit on the table, and related his adventure. "Well", said the Major, "I'd eat my shirt, or have a bridge bult there."
He immediately secured the money to erect it, and laid the foundation stone which was three tons in weight before he departed for Wexford. In this stone a deep hole was grooved and two baskets of silver together with the silver trowel were placed in it, and are still hidden in that stone in some of the two inside pillars of the bridge.
Major Lombard, and Colonel Foote departed for Wexford, and the Major was soon slain. A fool which Lombard always kept at Ballygriffin followed him to Oolart Hill, and drank his blood on the field of battle. When Colonel Foote saw his senior officer slain, he mounted his horse, and fled home, and never drew bridle until he reached Carrigacunna Castle. A Croppy followed him from Oolart Hill to kill him, and as Foote was rushing in his own door, the Croppy flung his spear at him, but missed him, the spear entering the door behind him.
The next to occupy Ballygriffin Mansion was an Englishman named Boyce, who lived there in the forties. The last to occupy the
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2020-05-16 22:35
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When he arrived at Cromwell's camp, Cromwell shook his hand warmly, and said, "Do you remember being present at a court in London years ago?" "No", said Nagle. "Do you remember paying a fine for a young lad there?" "I do " said Nagle. "Well" said Cromwell, "I was that very young lad. Take my steed, and mount him, look all around you, and whatever you see is yours." "No", said Nagle "I have plenty at home."
After the Nagles, Major Lombard came to Ballygriffin. Lombard must have come there about the middle of the 18th century. He commanded the notorious North Cork Militia at Oolart Hill, Wexford, during the '98 rising. Next in command to him was Col. Foote, who lived at Carrigacunna Castle, Killavullen. When Major Lombard was called to Wexford to take command, he ordered one of his servants to go to Killavullen for his suit of uniform which was being made by some tailor there. At the time there was no bridge crossing the Blackwater into Killavullen, but there was a boat available at a halfpenny single trip across, at at ford a short distance east of the present stone bridge. The servant crossed in the boat, and secured the uniform.
On the return trip the suit of uniform fell into the river, but was again recovered. When
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2020-05-16 22:27
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This mansion was a magnificent building which stood on the river Blackwater near Killavullen Co. Cork up to the end of the nineteenth century. This Norman family, the De Angelo's, who were hemmed in in Ulster by O'Neill, and O'Donnell contrived some plan of escape, and settled at Ballygriffin. The De Angelo's were noted for their wicked crimes, and consequently they found it very difficult to get wives. They then changed their name to Naugle, and subsequently to Nagle.
Garret Nagle who occupied Ballygriffin Mansion, was father of St. Nano Nagle, and was married to a first cousin of the famous Father Mathew. This Garret Nagle once went to visit a friend in London who was a magistrate. This magistrate took Nagle to the court with him on one occasion. There was a certain young fellow brought before the court on a charge of burglary. The magistrate imposed a fine on him. Nagle took compassion on him, and paid the fine for him. Years after this Nagle in responce to a knock at his hall door at Ballygriffin was informed by the messenger that Oliver Cromwell wanted to meet him at Athlone as soon a possible. Garret Nagle reluctantly went there fearing he would he would be beheaded for some reason unknown
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2020-05-16 22:16
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If there is a blue blaze in the fire, it is a sign of rain.
If there is a rainbow in the morning it is the sign of bad weather, but if there is a rainbow in the evening it is the sign of good weather.
If Friday is wet Sunday will be wet.
Morning grey leads the traveller on his way. Morning
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2020-05-16 16:35
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"Seán a' Cheaiste" was in one of the Cluain boats and when he saw this sidhe-bád he told them to reel up their lines. It wasn't long until it started to blow and they had to reel up. The Dursey boat barely made "Lic" (the Dursey Island landing place) and the Cluain boats had to put into Garnish. They left the sidhe-bád at the Bull after them.
Sean a' Cheaiste was living near Ballydonnegan Cross. He was a big giant of a man and there was no one in his time could throw a "cast" with him. He threw a méaróg from Galán Árd [a little north of Cruit, on the mainland] across the Dursey Sound and it landed on the Bán a little south of Cuaisín a' Gheárrcaig. He is said to be the only man that ever threw a méaróg across the Dursey Sound.
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2020-05-16 16:31
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B'fheárr leis an sean-duine go bhfuigheadh sí bás go tapaidh i dtreo go bhféadfadh sé pósadh arís nuair ná raibh aon seans go dtiocfaidh sí as. Chuaidh sé síos sa tseomra an lá so chúichi agus d'fhiafraigh sé di conus mar a bhí aici. Cad
déarfadh an bhean bhocht ar ndóigh ach
go raibh sí go dona.
'' h-Anam an Diabhal'', ar seisean, ''Loitfir an Inid orm!''
'' Ó nár leigidh Dia dhóibh tú,'' ar sise.
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2020-05-16 16:28
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Bhí sean-duine thoir i mBaile 'n Chalaidh fadó - bhí sé go maith os cionn a deich mbliana is trí fichid. Bhí sé pósta dhá uair, agus aimsir na h-Inide a bhí ann, agus do thuit a bhean tinn - an tarna ceann. Ní raibh an bhean bhocht ach a feitheamh leis an lá, gan an tsúil go dtiocfadh sí as.
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2020-05-16 16:25
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Bhí sagart uair eile a gabháil suas Faill Dearg inaice le Baile Chaisleáin Bhéara. Do bhí tart air agus nuair a bhí sé a gabháil thar tig do bhuail sé isteach chun deoch d'fhagháil. Bhí bean istig agus bhí sí a' déanamh cuigine.
D'iarr sé deoch uirthi. Do fuair sí deoch uisge liath dhó agus ní raibh ann ach gur chuir sí dath an bhainne air. D'ól sé an deoch agus ar ghabháil amach do, do labhair sé isteach léi,-
''Aicíd i leath-taoibh do ghoile,
Mar is olc do dhathaighis a' t-uisce.''
Dá mbeadh sí a gabhailt do'n chuigionn ó shoin ní fhéadfadh sí im a thabhairt ann ná níor thóg sí blúire ime de.
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2020-05-16 16:21
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D'fhill an sagart thar n-ais agus do bhuail sé buille dá hata ar an mboin agus d'éirigh sí chomh maith agus do bhí sí riamh.
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2020-05-16 16:20
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Bhí seana-bhean in a cómhnuidhe thoir i mBaile 'n Chalaidh sa Chnocán tamall blianta ó shoin. An mhaidean seo bhí sí a crú bó amuigh ar an gcnocán, agus do bhí bó óg tamaillín siar uaithi ar an mbóthar. Bhí an sagart a teacht isteach ar stáisiúin agus nuair a ghaibh sé thart do thuit an bhó óg ar an mbóthar. Nuair a thug an bhean fé ndear an rud a tharla d'fhág sí an bhó a bhí á crú aici annsan agus do rith sí i ndiaidh an tsagairt.
''Fill orm, a shagart,'' ar sise, ''Do leagais mo bhó orm''.
''Dar a bporuís é,'' arsan sagart, ''go mb'féidir gur mar sin féinig é.''
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2020-05-16 16:15
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Deirtear ná raibh ach tig amháin i dTig - Lic - a- Finne an uair sin agus gur ó'n dtig sin a fuair an baile an ainm. Tá leac mhór ag binn a' tighe, agus níl ach cúpla bliadhain ó shoin ann ó thuit an tig úd. Tá sé mar cró anois.
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2020-05-16 13:56
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National Record
During the days of Sinn Féin he was closely identified with the leaders of the movement and gave it substantial moral and financial support. His house was a meeting place for the "boys" during their struggles for independence in 1920 and 1921 but he never actually got personally into conflict with the British military.
Horgan's Death
In 1922 his health began to fail. The "times" were too exciting and exacting for him because it was well known that he never really recovered from the effects of the attack made on him by the Italians in America. After a brief illness he he died on 29th May 1922 and was buried in Lyre Cemetery on 31st May. The journey from Crookstown was a slow and difficult one as many bridges were knocked down and roads "trenched" owing to the civil war. R.I.P.
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2020-05-16 13:55
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National Record
During the days of Sinn Féin he was closely identified with the leaders of the movement and gave it substantial moral and financial support. His house was a meeting place for the "boys" during their struggles for independence in 1920 and 1921 but he never actually got personally into conflict with the British military.
Horgan's Death
In 1922 his health began to fail. The "times" were too exciting and exacting for him because it was well known that he never really recovered from the effects of the attack made on him by the Italians in America. After a brief illness he he died on 29th May 1922 and was buried in Lyre Cemetery on 31st May. The journey from Crookstown was a slow and difficult one as many bridges were knocked down and roads "tranched" owing to the civil war. R.I.P.
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2020-05-16 13:52
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Extract from "Freeman's Journal" 1908: -
"Gone - with his Breastplate of Medals.
"Denis Horgan - the greatest shot-putter that the world has ever seen - has decided to remain in New York, where he has secured a good position, and in consequence his familiar figure, with its breastplate of gold, bronze and silver medals, will be lost to athletic gatherings in this country - perhaps for evermore." (Horgan had over 200 gold medals
The people of his native Duhallow were great admirers of Denis Horgan. Here is what old Denny Bowler said about him, after he had returned from Donoughmore Sports, a distance of nine miles, which he made on foot, altho' he was then well over three score years,: -
"A Mhuire Mháthair, he had two arms on him like the rafters of the house, and see here to me now, he could throw the big weights like you'd throw a pebble of a stone."
On his return to Ireland from America, Denis Horgan married Miss Cunningham, Crookstown P.O. Cork. He thereby became the proprietor of a progressive grocery and vinter store.
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2020-05-16 13:49
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At Kanturk (Co. Cork) Sports on 6th. September 1908, the principal performance of the day was that of Denis Horgan in putting the 16 lb. shot, in which he covered a distance of 50 ft. 5 ins. It should be mentioned that Horgan's previous record put of 48 ft. 2 in. has stood for some ten years until it was smashed by Ralph Rose (California) at 49 ft. 7 in. Sunday's performance is a world's record.
He has several seconds in the hammer and as to his wins all over Ireland, England, and Scotland, it is simply impossible to find space for them all.
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2020-05-16 13:45
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At Ballina Sports, on August 30th. 1905, Horgan threw 14 lbs. weight 63 ft. 4 3/4 ins. which beats the previous world's record of 59 ft. 5 3/4 ins., made by J.S. Mitchell at the G.A.A. Championship Meeting in 1888.
Another World's Record
At the D.M.P. Sports, Dublin, one
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2020-05-16 13:38
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Denis Horgan, Fermoyle, Banteer.
Denis Horgan was born at Fermoyle, parish of Banteer, barony of Duhallow, Co. Cork in the year 1872.
His father was Jeremiah Horgan and his mother's maiden name was Julia Moynihan. His brothers were John, Dan, Jerry and Tadhg and his sisters were:-
Margaret, Mary and Julia.
He was educated in the local National School, his teacher being the late Mr. Matthew Archdeacon.
As a boy he was gentle, good humoured, sturdy and a great favourite with pupils and teacher. He took a great delight in "casting" "stones, swimming, "frog's-jumps", hurling and bowl-playing.
In his young days it was the custom to hold athletic competitions on "pattern" days at Abbey's Well the 11th of February in Glantane, and also Dromtariffe, the 6th of May. Young Horgan first became aware of his prowess at those "patterns" because he was able to beat boys who were older than him at "casting" and
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2020-05-16 13:37
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The following are extracts from paper cuttings when Horgan was at his best:- From "Sport" -1895- "The English Championships"
"Promptly at 2.30 p.m. the Handicapper gave the signal for the opening of hostilities, 'putting' the 16 lb. shot.
"Several broad-shouldered athletes stood near the space devoted to the weight contests, but notably Denis Horgan, of Banteer, Ireland's herculanean defender, and J.D. M'Intosh, a magnificently proportioned Scotchman. This was an easy win for Horgan, his 44 ft. 9 in. to Scotchman's 42 ft. 7 in. leaving no doubt on the point."
From "Sport" 1901:- "Horgan holds the world's record for the shot at 48 feet 2 in. made at Queenstown October 9th. 1897. He holds the Scotch record at 44 feet 7 in. : the English at 46 feet 5 1/2 in. and for championship performances his of 1899 at the E.A.A.A. Championship meeting at 46 feet 0 1/2 in. is the best. It will be seen from the table below that for seven years, from '93 to '99 inclusive, he won the English Championship event without a break. He was the winner of still more championships here in Ireland, but we give the
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at the long jump and hop-step and jump.
He won his first prize at Kilcorney "flapper" sports in 1888 and later at the well-known Banteer Sports' meeting and at various meetings under the Rules, he won many prizes. His best performance in those days was the winning of the all-round gold medal at Coachford Sports in 1892. From that day forward Denis Horgan was for a period of 18 years, one of the most popular athletes in this country, in Great Britain or America. Paddy Sutton in "Sport", described him at the age of 21 as "the best all-round weight man the world has ever seen"
An English sporting paper of 1892 said, "Denis Horgan, though not a big man by any means, has wonderfully developed shoulders, a good head and neck, a perfect style and there is no knowing what he may do."
Horgan at this time was distinguishing himself at "putting" rather than at "slinging" the weight although in the latter department he showed great promise too.
He was a splendid jumper and even when 15 stone weight he could clear the bar at 6 feet.
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Denis Horgan, Fermoyle, Banteer.
Denis Horgan was born at Fermoyle, parish of Banteer, barony of Duhallow, Co. Cork in the year 1872.
His father was Jeremiah Horgan ans his mother's maiden name was Julia Moynihan. His brothers were John, Dan, Jerry and Tadhg and his sisters were:-
Margaret, Mary and Julia.
He was educated in the local National School, his teacher being the late Mr. Matthew Archdeacon.
As a boy he was gentle, good humoured, sturdy and a great favourite with pupils and teacher. He took a great delight in "casting" "stones, swimming, "frog's-jumps", hurling and bowl-playing.
In his young days it was the custom to hold athletic competitions on "pattern" days at Abbey's Well the 11th of February in Glantane, and also Dromtariffe, the 6th of May. Young Horgan first became aware of his prowess at those "patterns" because he was able to beat boys who were older than him at "casting" and
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2020-05-16 00:08
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the month of May. There is a well in Tralee and it is called Weather's well.
There was a man whose name was Tom Collins of Milleen, and it is said that he was cured at this well.
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2020-05-16 00:06
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certain plants growing in the land.
Ellen Moriarty had a cure for a tooth ache. She used work a charm, and she used also write something on a paper. As long as you would keep this paper you would never get a tooth ache. She had also a cure for ring worm. The cure she had for this was unsalted butter and sulphur.
There is a holy well in the county Limerick. It is called Saint Ita's well, and it could cure old women who would be sick. People pay rounds to this well on the fifteenth of January.
There is a holy well in Caherlevoy and is is called Leahy's well. This well could cure any kind of a fit. People pay rounds to this well on the the month of May. This well is in the land of Milk Leahy.
There is a well in Brosna. This is situated to the west of Rockchapel. This well is called Saint Molina's well. It could cure sore eyes. This well in in the land of Tim Lyons. People pay rounds to this well during
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2020-05-15 23:58
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There were no doctors in Ireland long ago and the people had to depend on the old women to cure them of their diseases. Some of the old women could make poultices out of certain herbs that used grow in the land. Not far from this place there was an old woman living. Her name was Mrs Ellen Murphy Milleen.
She had a cure for a "sty" and for a burn. The cure she had for a "sty" was a gold ring. To rub the ring three times across the eye would cure the "sty". The cure she had for a burn also was lime water and sweet oil. She used rub the sweet oil two or three times a day on the burn. The burn would be cured after a few days.
There were two women living in Brosna. Their names were Ellen and Annie Moriarty. They could make a poultice for any disease out of
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2020-05-15 23:49
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he would not spill the milk.
One evening when the donkey was crossing the river, which is in "Cluain Glas". Two men went after the donkey with dogs. When he was going across the river some of the milk was spilled because of the dogs. There were rocks on the side of the river, and the first place the donkey put his foot on them it went down about six inches, and the next step he took it went down a foot in the hard rock. The sign of the donkey's foot is to be seen there since. People go there who have sore eyes, and they rub the water, which is in the holes to their eyes and they cure them.
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2020-05-15 23:44
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ground, because of that the hollow is there.
There is a rock near the bank of a river that is not far from my house. It is in a field which belongs to Tom Mulcahy, and there is a hole in that rock, and it is said you could not get anything long enough to go to the bottom of the hole. This rock is called "The grey rock.
There is another rock not far from that. It is situated on the bank of the river Allacain, south of my house in Toureen. There are many stories told about that rock. When Saint Ita was living in "Buaile" she had cows there. When she used milk the cows, she used fasten two large buckets together, and put the milk into them. She used then get a donkey and put the buckets on the donkey's back, and he would carry the milk to Killeedy without anyone being with him, and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-15 23:37
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I am living in a place called Toureen Mac Auliffe. My house is situated to the north west of the county Cork.
Long ago the people of this locality used grow their own flax, and they used spread it out to dry in the fields. This locality is called Toureen because of that. All of this place belonged to a man by the name of Mac Auliffe long ago. This place is called Toureen Mac Auliffe because of that.
In our farm there is a meadow which is called "the bleaching meadow". This meadow was the best place for the bleaching long ago. The meadow is situated near the bank of a river. In the centre of it there is a hollow which is very soft. If the flax was left long on the same place it would soften the
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2020-05-15 23:33
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he went to see her. When he arrived, her father who was a miser welcomed him. Katie was the intended bride's name. Katie, who was willing, but shy, sat in the corner. After a while, her father said "Katie boil some sour milk and make curds for Mr. Curtin. Mr Curtin was disgusted and the marriage did not take place.
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2020-05-15 23:30
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Katie Murphy of Meeng, Rockchapel married David Curtin from Caherlevoy. There was Nuptial mass in the house. This marriage took place about sixty five years ago.
Before the marriage five women would go to Cork to choose the wedding garments and the wedding cake. The wedding would be a great feast. Every kind of food and drink used to be there. "The newest of food and the oldest of drink" used to be at the weddings long ago.
The intended bride did not see her future husband till a day or two before the wedding. Her friends fixed on the fortune, and examined the lands and cattle of her future home. If all was fixed they appointed the wedding day.
A man called David Curtin of Milleen had a match made with a young lady from the County Kerry. On the night before the wedding
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-15 23:24
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The greater number of marriages take places during Shrove. On Shrove Tuesday every marriages takes place. The old people say that the people who get married on Shrove Tuesday never get sick during the following year. They also say when Shrove Tuesday is fine, and the sun is shining that the person who gets married on that day will be happy.
Long ago the old people made matches for their children. There was no money in the country that time, and the people gave stock and goods as fortunes. Dan Leahy of Knockulcare gave eight in-calf heifers two bags of potatoes and a goose for Christmas, to his daughter when she was getting married.
The only marriage in this locality that took place in a house was when
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2020-05-15 23:16
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kept, and fed at the farmer's house where they would be sleeping. He might stay only a few nights at each house. The best hedge-school masters came from the county Kerry. The old hedge-teacher who came to this locality was named "Cos Aitinn". When the national schools were established in Milleen, a number of vagrant teachers, called at different times to the schools, and the teachers would give them a shilling for the road.
Some of the teachers were well informed men, but others of them knew but very little. "Cos Aitinn" held a school in an old cow house belong to Ned Collins in Milleen. These houses were not at all fit for the purpose. There was no order kept, and the school was generally the scene of noise and confusion. Still the pupils were taught to read and write. Many of them would be illiterate if it not for the work of the hedge-teachers.
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2020-05-15 23:09
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There were no maps, or no blackboards in those hedge-schools in the olden-times. There were different kinds of books in those hedge-schools. The scholars used to have their pencils, and pens. The pens that they used to have were made out of goose-quills. Each scholar used to carry his own bottle of ink, tied in the button hole of his waist-coat. Each scholar used to carry a slate and a pen made from a goose quill.
When the master would go into the school he used to strike the wall with a stick, and he would say to the scholars, "Rehearse and make noise." The more noise they would make, the people would hear them when they would be passing by. Then the people would think that they were great scholars. The school master used to stay at the farmers houses for a few nights. The hedge-school masters used to get but very little pay. They used to be
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-15 23:02
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Before the national schools were established in Ireland over a thousand years ago, there were some schools all over Ireland. These schools were called hedge-schools. In some cases these schools were held only during the Winter months. The schools used to be held in an old cow house, or in a farmer's house, or out in the open air.
Some of the schools used to be held out in the barns, or else in a farmers back yard. There used to be only a little furniture in those schools. There used be a few seats, and a few chairs, and in some of the schools, there used be only a couple of big stones, and the scholars used to do their sums, and their writing, and all their subjects on their knees.
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2020-05-15 22:56
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wealth,
In Sweet Tournafulla town.
(3)
The girl I love is beautiful,
She is true and full of game.
Fearing not surviving her,
I can't pen down her name.
For it was many the Sunday evening,
We rambled up and down.
With the boys of that beloved spot,
Called Sweet Tournafulla town.
The author of this song is not known.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-15 22:54
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Adieu to you my loving friends,
I must bid you a long farewell.
And if ever I'll chance to return again,
Its a long long tale I'll tell.
For I must travel far and near,
To many a city of renown.
Far from friends I loved so well,
In Sweet Tournafulla town.
(2)
Here is a health to Mrs Mulcahy,
For she is the best of all.
She would always invite me to a drink,
When on the way I'd call.
That her pints and glasses may n-eer run dry,
And her troubles all go down.
And long may she reign in health and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-15 21:03
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sleet and snow. Then they should get snow and put it in the kettle instead of water. When it was boiled it was as black as soot
When they used go looking for their sheep they used find them after a long search lying down near the ditches and their breath used keep away the snow.
The snow lasted eight days in the low places.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-15 21:01
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The greatest snow that was ever seen around here within living memory was in the year 1902. It was about fifteen feet high in low level sheltery places and about four feet high in the rocky places. It was so high up that it used go in the key holes of the doors.
There was a heavy gale blowing with it that used almost drive it in through the slates of the houses. The people could not go outside the doors to do anything without getting shovels and spades and other things to clear away paths to walk.
The people could not get any water. They should also make paths to the wells. When they used reach the wells they used be frozen and covered up with
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2020-05-15 20:55
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2020-05-15 20:54
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The Goat (A Local Funny Story of the Storm)
It happened there was a goat grazing near the river Leimawadra when the thunder storm of August 1898 was there. Suddenly she noticed that she was surrounded with water, and no way to escape from drowning.
About three yards from her she noticed a stook of wheat still standing. In another moment she was standing on top of it Soon she noticed the stook and herself moving swiftly down the river
On they ran until the goat found herself on the wide Atlantic. There she stayed until next morning when the sun was rising. The tide rolled in carrying in with it the stook of wheat with the goat on top of it
Soon the goat reached the strand jumped off on the strand and set off for home weary after her journey.
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2020-05-15 20:44
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There was a man named Pom[?] digging potatoes. One day another man named Dan came into the field to him Dan asked Pom how was he. Pom said "rather small sir". Then Dan asked him how were the wife and family. Pom said "half of them rotten sir."
Pom was hard of hearing and thought Dan was talking about the potatoes Pom's answer became a proverb in the locality.
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2020-05-15 20:39
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One day two men were coming from the creamry Timothy D. and D. Shea
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2020-05-15 20:39
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One day tow men were coming from the creamry Timothy D. and D. Shea
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2020-05-15 13:32
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the site for which she had up to this point refused. Accordingly the Priest came to her residence. After performing some rites he called on the apparition to come forth. It did, and requested not to be banished to the ocean. The Priest promised not to so do, and banished to the top of Blackrock, where I suppose he still remains. Lady Ashtown witnessed all this. She was very thankful to get rid of the horrible nuisance. As good as her word she gave the, as well as a sum of money to build the Church. She built many houses for the local Catholic poor. It is believed she died a Catholic.
Overhead Clondefoy House is a strange grim building, built in the form of a H. It is believed to have been the scene of many atrocities in olden times, and was used as a gallows. It is said that the sun never shines on it.
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2020-05-15 13:25
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Some years ago there was no Catholic church at Ballorgan, as the village and the surrounding lands were owned by Lady Ashtown a bigoted Protestant. She lived at Clondefoy, Castleoliver. In her employment, she had a renegade Protestant by the name Galway who was greatly disliked by everyone, as many evil deeds were laid at his door. After some time this man died. Shortly after his death he was seen on the land by some workmen. Soon after he was a constant visitor to the servants hall, to their great dismay and consternation. They reported the matter to Lady Ashtown who scoffed at the idea.
Soon she saw the apparition, for it began to frequent all the rooms of the Castle. A reign of terror followed as none of the servants would stay in her service. She sent for the Protestant clergy to banish the dreaded visitor. The Protestant clergymen came, but all their religious rites failed to remove him. At last in desperation she appealed to the Parish Priest to come and remove him. She promised to the Priest to grant any request he would make.
The Priest asked to be allowed build a Catholic church
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-15 13:18
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and were just undermining one of the crocks when the lady appeared to them. Four of the men ran away but the servant boy knew who it was and he drew his sword and drove it through her side. She said "Draw the sword for you will not kill me where you have it stuck, "stick it in my heart." He drew the sword, and as he did she chased him off. She kept running after him until he came to the river Funcheon beyond Kildorrery. He jumped into the middle of the river to save himself. She waved her hand over him, and changed him into a solid rock. Up to this day the rock is still to be seen in the river.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-15 13:14
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Long ago there lived in Oldcourt a gentleman by the name of Captain Creagh where Miss Shannon now resides. He was a very rich man. He had a housekeeper that was with him all his life. When he was dying he left her the place and as much money that would keep her as long as she lived. One day he asked her would she mind the three croks of gold which he had buried near a palm-tree that grew opposite the hall-door. She promised him faithfully that she would mind it dead and alive. This lady died four years after his death, and the servant-boy which this gentleman had employed also knew about the treasure.This boy went to his home which was three miles beyond Mitchelstown and told his four brothers about it. They came the following night at about 12 o' clock with a gun and a sword each and a spade. When they same to the palm-tree they immediately set to work and they had not gone far when suddenly spring-water[?], began to bubble up. They still kept on digging
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2020-05-15 13:06
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There was a hurling match played in olden times in Ballyhea. There were as many men as they could get at each side. The match was played in the townland of Pruntus. It was parish against parish. There were no scoring in says gone by, but who ever would take the ball in the direction of his own Parish would win. The match that was played that day was across country. The players were dressed in shirts and trousers. The kind of ball used was one covered with leather the same as it is now but it was three times as big. There were no goal posts used nor any place marked but whoever would take the ball in his direction would win. The men that were famous at hurling in years gone by were. Mat Flaherty and Maurice Foley, John Downey, John McCarthy.
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2020-05-15 12:59
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Heard at a wake. (Weather Lore)
When there is a very good crop
of corn (as this year) only one third of it can be gathered safe.
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2020-05-14 22:53
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was the last leaving the house and the first on the road home. On the way home the cars raced in order to get in behind the bride's car and they say that many a car came home with only the driver - having lost all passengers on the way.
The old people say that before cars were used commonly, saddled horses were in the drive - a woman riding sidesaddle behind every man.
A great number of guests are invited to the wedding. The wedding feast is held at the bride's house. Many different kinds of food and drink are provided - bread, biscuits and the wedding cake of which everyone gets a piece. The greatness of the feast long ago was reckoned on the quantity of porter and whiskey consumed. Great quantities of rice were cooked - it being one of the chief features at the wedding feast some years ago. Rice was thrown after the couple for luck as well as old shoes.
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2020-05-14 22:47
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"Domhnac Féach Suas" is the first Sunday of Shrove. Shrovetime usually[?] brings about match-making. The man who wishes to get married sends "account of a match" to a certain girl. We will suppose the man is Mike Murphy and the girl is Kate Driscoll. Then Mike chooses a good speaker and takes him with him the girl's house, along with a stick and a bottle of whiskey.
They generally choose a dark night for this business, so that nobody will know what they are doing until the match is made. Then the "speaker" asks Kate's father would he be satisfied to give his daughter to Mike in marriage. After hearing of the matter the father makes inquiries about the stock and land and the "speaker" praises everything - how the boy is a good steady hard-working fellow and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-14 22:41
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What goes from Skibbereen to Cork without moving.
Ans. The road
Riddle me, riddle me. randy, o, my father gave me seed to sow, the seed was black and the ground was white, riddle me that before to-morrow night?
Ans. The seed was ink and the ground was paper.
What goes in through the wall, out through the wall and never touches[?] the wall?
Ans. A call.
A little white and round house and it is full of meat but there are no doors or windows to let [?] in to eat?
Ans. An egg.
Long legs, crooked thighs small head no eyes.
Ans. The tongs.
Four legs ran away with one leg, two legs threw three legs after four legs bring back one leg.
Ans. A dog carrying away a leg of mutton and the butcher threw a three-legged
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2020-05-14 22:38
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Ans. A candle.
As I went out a May morning, I heard a man calling. He had a head of flesh and a mouth of horn, and such a man was never born.
Ans. A cock crowing
Four legs up, and four legs down, soft in the middle and hard all round.
Ans. A bed.
What has a head and no face.
Ans. A match.
What has a face and no head.
Ans. A watch.
How many sides have a bottle?
Ans.Two, the inside and the outside.
What has a tongue and cannot speak?
Ans. A shoe.
As white as milk, as black as ink, and hops on the ground like snowballs.
Ans. A magpie.
Twenty-four white horses tied in a stall, up comes a red one and licks them all?
Ans. Your teeth and tongue.
What is the hardest money to change?
Ans. Matrimony.
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2020-05-14 22:36
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Ans. A ride in a boat
As I went up a steeple, I met three Christian people, they were not men, women or children, but they were three Christian people.
Ans. A man, woman and child.
I was sent to the wood for "brosna". I was told not to bring a straight stick nor a crooked stick but not to come home without "brosna".
Ans. "Brosna" was a dog.
There is a thing in the garden and it would hold hundreds and hundreds and it would not hold me or my clothes.
Ans. A bee hive.
How is a river compared with a watch?
Ans. Because it doesn't run long without winding.
Around the house and around the house and it walks on its head
Ans. A nail in a man's shoe.
Little thing little thing less than a mouse and it has more windows than the king's house
Ans. A thimble
Two young ladies dressed in white, one got fever and died last night
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2020-05-14 22:33
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path, and I took it on my back
Ans. A Ladder
Tim's grandmother was Dan's mother. What relation had Tim to Dan?
Ans. Tim was Dan's son
"Sisters and brothers, I never had none. But that boy's father was my father's son." This is what a man said when he went to see a boy who was in prison and was asked what relation he had to the boy. Who was the boy?
Ans. His son.
Stick-stock-stutter, walking by a gutter - pair of yellow heels and a fine blue cap
Ans. A drake
If Jack's father was Paddy's brother what relation is Jack to Paddy's mother?
Ans. His Grandmother
As I went up a slippery slat, I met a thing rolled up in a sop. It was not fish, flesh, feather or bone, and in three weeks time it walked alone.
Ans. An egg.
Over gravel I did travel, on an oak stick. I did stand, I rode the mare that was never foaled without a bridle in my hand.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-14 22:29
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What is deeper than the sea?
Ans. A tailors thimble.
Why is a room full of married people like an empty room?
Ans. Because there is not a single person in
As white as milk, as green as grass, as red as blood, and as black as soot?
Ans. A blackberry.
As I went up the slippery slat, I met three men hanging, I drank their blood and eat their flesh and left their bones hanging?
Ans. Three Blackberries.
What man wears the biggest hat in the world?
Ans. The man with the biggest head.
What runs fast but has not legs?
Ans. A tap.
Spell red rogue in three letters?
Ans. A fox
Round the world and round the world and leaves a feather in every bush?
Ans. Snow.
What is it that you never see and yet it is very near you
Ans. The back of your head.
I went up the path and down the
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2020-05-14 22:26
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Ans. A man bringing home two pails of water through the wood.
A man and woman got married. The man was three times the woman's age, and in fifteen years time he was only twice her age. How did this happen?
Ans. At their marriage the man was forty-five years, and the woman was fifteen, and in fifteen years time he was sixty and she was thirty - he was twice her age.
Under the fire and over the fire and never touches the fire?
Ans. A cake in a bastable.
Three legs up stiff and dead, two legs down, flesh and blood, the head of the living going into the mouth of the dead?
Ans. A woman with a bastable on her head.
What is it that you and everyone living saw but will never see it again
Ans. Yesterday
Little red Larry in the hall Give him butter and he will eat it all, give him meat and he will fry it, give him water and he will die
Ans. A fire
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-14 22:24
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a five gallon and a three gallon. How did he measure the four gallons of whiskey?
Ans. By filling the three gallon and putting into the five gallon and by filling the three-gallon again and putting into the five gallon again. Then one was left in the three gallon. Empty the five gallon. Put the one gallon into the five and fill the three gallon again and pour into the five-gallon. Then four gallons were in the five-gallon measure.
A man was sent to the fair to buy sheep for a pound - 2/- for each sheep, 1/6 for each ram and 6d for each lamb. He should buy twenty sheep for the pound. How many of each kind did he bring?
Ans. Eleven lambs, seven rams and two sheep.
A little brown cow with two leather horns that jumps over hedges and treads upon [?]
Ans. A hare
There was a weaver in Keelbronogue who had a brother a weaver in Muinntir Bháire and the weaver in Muinntir Bháire had no brother in Keebronogue.
Ans. The Keebronogue weaver was a woman.
What goes away between two woods and comes back between two waters?
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-05-14 22:21
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There was a man of Adam's race who had a certain dwelling place. It wasn't in Heaven or in hell or on the earth where mortals dwell. Where was his dwelling place?
Ans. In the whale's belly where Jonas the prophet lived for three days.
I met a man on the road to-day. I asked him where he had been and he said "I was in town". I asked him what took him there this very wet day and he said he went for-
(a) Three parts of a cross
(b) A circle complete
(c) two semi-circles with a perpendicular to meet a right-angled triangle having two feet
(d) two semi-circles and
(f) a circle complete
What did he go to town for?
Ans. TOBACCO
What is it that the poor man has, the rich man wants, the miser spends, the spender saves, and we will all carry with us to the grave?
Ans. Nothing.
A man went to town to buy whiskey. He wanted four gallons. The only measures the shop-keeper had were an eight-gallon
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2020-05-14 22:16
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Ans. Her breath.
What is black and white and read all over?
Ans. A newspaper.
What word of five letters when two is taken away, there is one left
Ans. STONE.
What has teeth but cannot eat with them?
Ans. A comb.
A white bird flew featherless from Paradise, and pitched on a dry wall and flew away horseless?
Ans. Snow
Four legs up and four legs down, soft in the middle and hard all round?
Ans. A bed.
What is it that has a bed but never sleeps on it?
Ans. A river.
Around the house, around the house and stops at the backdoor
Ans. A brush.
The man that made it never wore it, and the man that wore it never saw it?
Ans A coffin.
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2020-05-14 22:12
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beating eggs
Why isn't it safe to tell a secret in a cornfield?
Ans. Because there are too many ears around
'This red, tis yellow, tis purple and green the King can't get at it or either the Queen?
Ans. A Rainbow
What is the most dangerous time to got to the country?
Ans. In the Spring, when the trees are shooting and the bullrush is out.
What was the difference between the man that saw the Niagara Falls and the man who did not?
Ans. One had seen a mist and the other had missed a scene.
Eight arms but no hand, a wooden leg. but cannot stand, is often wet but cannot feel, has no boots, but is shod with steel, a dress of silk, with a [?] around the middle. Now can you give this silly riddle?
Ans. An Umbrella.
As round as a marble, as deep as a cup, and all the King's men couldn't[?] take it up?
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2020-05-14 22:08
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What is higher and handsomer when the head is off it?
Ans. A Pillow.
What is it the more you take out of it the bigger it will get?
Ans. A hole in the ground.
What bridge was never yet crossed by anybody?
Ans. The bridge of the nose.
What is it that is always in joy and sorrow but never in happiness or sadness?
Ans. The letter O.
Why isn't it safe to sleep on a railway line?
Ans. Because the train runs over sleepers.
What goes up when the rain comes down?
Ans. An umbrella.
What is it that strikes but is never cross?
Ans. A clock.
When are cooks angry?
Ans. When they are whipping cream and
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2020-05-14 13:55
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There was an old hedge-school in Newbridge long ago. The master was Mr. Houlihan. The scholars used to sit on blocks of wood. The old school was in a forge. When they used write it was on the floor they would lay their slates and go down on their knees. They had only one English book and several Irish books. They were taught four languages English, Irish, Greek and Latin. The teacher would put a few sentences on Greek or Latin on a big flag and the sholars would have to translate them into Irish. They were allowed to speak no English except at the English reading lesson.
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2020-05-14 13:53
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There was in Stonepark some time a hedge-school. There were forty scholars going there. There were two teachers there. They used be taught English, Arithmetic, Reading and a lot of Irish. They had stones to sit on.
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2020-05-14 13:52
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A long time ago there was a hedge school in Cranny. The teacher's name was O Connor. He taught in a cabin. He used to teach English. The name they called the school was "the cabin school'. They used to go to school at ten o' clock.
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2020-05-14 13:48
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People often hang up the blessed palm on the out-houses, and they also hang out the holly.
I heard also about water from Dromtariffe well. If any person had a disease or a dangerous cut it would cure the person.
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2020-05-14 13:46
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Shops were not common in olden times. People had to go to the nearest town to make
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In some houses in the country there are pictures of Saint Patrick, and pictures of Saint Brigid. We have a picture of Saint Patrick at home, in the townland of Paal, barony of Duhallow, Co. Cork.
I heard a story about a cross of Saint Patrick and how it was made. It was made of ivory, and another made of timber and bone.
It is a custom in Ireland to have holly for Christmas and palm on Palm Sunday.
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put it into the milk. Immediately the rush withered.
Then St. Brigid asked, "Which of you did this." The woman getting afraid replied, "I, because I thought I might be able to get that cross around your neck." Then St. Brigid picked up rushes, and made a cross, and told them to hang it on the rafters, and while the cross would be hanging on the rafters the house would have good luck.
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placed in position in honour of a saint or feast.
St. Brigid's Cross is made of rushes and is hung up on the rafters of a house on St. Brigid's Eve. It is said, to keep bad luck away from the house.
St. Brigid went into a house, one day, where there was a married couple living, to get a drink, because she was thirsty. St. Brigid was wearing a beautiful cross around her neck, and when the woman of the house saw it, she longed to get it. The woman of the house handed St. Brigid a poisonous cup of milk. St. Brigid picked up a rush off the ground which was covered with rushes, and
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work building the castle; and if they had a donkey, the donkey would be killed and the blood would be mixed with mortar. I also heard of a house being, every night it was built, felled by fairies at Castle Park, Kanturk.
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In almost every part of Ireland certain articles are
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(3)
There is an old ruin called the "Old Court" at Banteer Road, Kanturk. It is nearly a mile from Kanturk Post Office, It was built by Mc. Carthy Mór about three hundred and seventy eight years ago. He was a great chieftain in this locality. Queen Elizabeth prevented it from being roofed, because she thought it would be too strong a fortress in the hands of the Irish rebels. It was to be roofed with glass.
It is said, thath, there are dungeons under te ground in the "Old Court". It is also said, that when people were passing, they were put to
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the district of Kanturk. It is situated in the townland of Castlepark, parish of Dromtarriffe, barony of Duhallow, County Cork. It was built by McCarthy. It is about three hundred years old. There was not any person living in it, because it was not roofed. It is half a mile from Kanturk.
There was no dungeon in it. People were put to death there, and the people of the castle mixed their blood with clay, and they would bury the bodies in the court. It was never attacked by anyone.
There is a hole in the castle and the bodies were put down there.
One day a widow's son was going into Kanturk, and the people
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this district.
Socks are made locally by old women. The people buy the thread for them; and they knit the socks.
On the death of a relative people wear black clothes in this district. I do not know of any spinning wheels in this district.
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There are four tailors in Kanturk. They work in their own homes; all except one who has a special house of his own. The tailor does not stock the cloth. The people buy it themselves. Cloth is not spun or woven locally. The cloth they use is bought in the shops.
The tailor uses as implements a "goose", a needle and thread, a sowing machine, and a shears. Shirts are made locally in the homes by the mothers. Linen is the type of cloth used.
There are no accounts of cloth made from flax in
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This district does not contain many monuments. The only one that is of any popularity is Ballyheen Piers situated about three miles from the town of Kanturk.
There are two limestone piers with a distance of about ninety yards between, and about thirty six feet in height. It is known locally that the piers were erected to mark the ground where the battle of Knocknanuss was to take place.
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13. When the sun or moon is clouded it is the sign for rain.
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ó chianaibh, b'fhéidir na h-aithneóchadh sé ar ball ciacu ar a ceann nó ar a chosa a bheadh sé 'na sheasamh. [?] tamaill d'imthígheadar amach dóibh féinig airís.
Do rugadar ar an dhá bhrob luachra airís nuair a chuadar amach. Dubhairt an firín beag na trí focail greanmhara, agus do deineadh dhá capaill de bhrob airís. Do thugadar a n-aghaidh ar an mbaile airís agus nuair a thánadar go dtí an Dubh-Chathair dubhairt an firín beag le Domhnall bheith cuige airís ar thuitim na h-oidhche anocht. Do bhíodar amuich gach aon oidhche i dteannta a chéile mar sin.
Ní raibh tigh duine uasal in Éirinn gan cuairt a thabhairt ann aca, agus a ndóithin ólta aca.
I gcionn tamaill dubhairt an firín beag le Dómhnall trí capaill a thabhairt leis ó'n bport anocht mar go mbeadh
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beag trí focail ana ghreannmhara go léir agus dubhairt Domhnall 'na dhiaidh iad agus dubhairt sé le Domhnall é féin a leanamhaint anois in gach aon áit 'na ngeobhadh sé.
Isteach sa tig leis an bhfirín beag trí poll a' ghlais agus d'imthigh Domhnall isteach 'na dhiaidh. Níor stadadar go dtí go dtánadar go dtí an áit 'an raibh an fíon. Do líon an firín beag dhá gloine breághtha fíona agus do thug sé ceann aca do Dhomhnall.
Do bhíodar ag ól leo chun go rabhadar go maith súgach dóibh féinig agus dubhairt Dómhnall leis an bhfirín beag gurb'é an Máighistir ab' fhearr a chasadh riamh air é, is dá dtabharfadh só ól mar sin i gcomhnaidhe dho gur fada a leanfadh sé féin leis.
Dubhairt an firín beag leis aire mhaith a thabhairt dó féinig nuair nár aithin sé ceann a' capaill ó'n eirbeall
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luachra dho.
Dubhairt sé le Dómhnall an dhá bhrob a iompáil amach roimis. Sean-fhochal iseadh é nár theip an tuathal ar [?] [?] riamh mar 'sé an taobh éageórac de'n bhrob a iompuig Dómhnall amach agus nuair a deineadh capall de'n brob is ag féachaint siar ar eirbeall an chapaill abhí Domhnall.
Ní bhfuair sé uain sé uain ar iompáil ar a chuma ceart in áirde mar bhí an capaill ag imtheacht ró mhear. D'imtigheadar leo de dhruim [?] áin is ísleáin is de bhárr barraidh na gcrann. Ba chuma iad le géana fiadhaine ag imtheacht tríd an spéir. I gcionn tamaill do stop an firín beag na capaill le h-ais tíghe duine uasail.
Nuair a thánadar anuas de na capaill do deineadh dhá bhrob luachra na capaill airís. Dubhairt an firín
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Do bhí baintreabhach ann uair agus do bhí aon mhac amháin aici. 'Sé an áit 'na raibh comhnuidhe ortha na shoir ansan le h-ais Carraig Tíghe Éoghain. Do bhíodar ana bhocht agus fraoch abhí mar dhíon ar an dtíghe acu. Domhnall ab' aimn de'n mhac. Do théigheadh Dómhnall ag sguruidheacht gach aon oidhche, agus uaireannta do bhíodh sé déanach nuair a bhíodh sé ag teacht abhaile. An oidhche seo do bhí sé amuich ag sguruidheacht mar ba ghnáth.
Do bhí sé ag déanamh amach ar a h-aon dhéag a chlog san oidhche nuair abhí sé ag teacht abhaile. Dob' éigin do dul thar leasa. Nuair abhí sé ag gabháil thairis do tháinig púca amach cuige, agus stop sé é agus do thosnuig sé ag caint leis.
Dubhairt sé leis go gcaithfeadh sé teacht leis féin. Do thaisbeáin sé dhá bhrob
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Q. I have a little house, and a mouse could not live in it, and all the men in town could not count all the windows in it.?
A. A thimble.
Q The king of Manchester sent
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of mud. That district was called Doon "Beag". At that time Doon was divided into two townlands such as Doon "Beag" and Doon "Mór"
Lucey was from a place called Kilbrin three miles outside Kanturk.
The pupils brought two sods of turf each morning to school. They brought from their own house. If any scholar took turf from his neighbours rick he would get three or four slaps of an ash plant. Some scholars did this because they did not want to be troubling themselves bring it long journeys, of course the turf nearest to the school paid for it.
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There was an old teacher going around whose name was Tade Cronin. He came every three months in the year and hold a night school in a certain farmer's house. He taught the children how to read and write. He stayed in the house in which he taught. Each pupil paid him 2/6 for the term he stayed.
John Herlihy taught a night school in Farrankeal about 60 years ago from 4 o'clock
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paid them to teach their children at night. Mary Roche paid the teacher and fed him and she permitted her neighbours' children to be educated free and she also gave them their dinner free. In other schools the children paid two pence a week and the best scholar paid six-pence and in that way the teachers were paid. They taught all Irish because they could not speak English. They wrote with quills and made the ink with black berries and enough ink was made to last till the black berries came out again. This ink was called "Dubhach Dubh. Pencils were not used and desks were made by digging holes in the ground for the feet. They had no books but the teacher wrote their lessons each day on a sheet of paper. The teacher remained in Mountinfant until the first National school was built. The first one in this district was in Kingwilliamstown and the teacher was a Protestant known as Mr O'Dea and he introduced English
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There was a common school in Tureenglanihy in an unoccupied house in Patrick Cronin's land.
There were schools in Doon, in a cow-shed in Lucy's land now, in Mountcain, in a barn in Batt Hickey's land and in Mountinfant, in the dwelling house of Mary Roche, now occupied by Tom Fitzgerald. Mary Roche was living in Mountcain first and she used have a school for her children. Then she went to Mountinfant and she had a school held there.
Tadhg Stail{?] Cronin taught in Tureen and Doon. Moynihan taught in Mountinfant and Mountcain. Tadhg lived in the land now occupied by Den Breen. Moynihan was a stranger from Kerry. In some schools the teachers were fed by farmers whose sons attended the schools and very often the farmers
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used for dyeing.
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The people dyed clothes with log-wood and when dyed they were of a navy-blue colour. With the log-wood alum was also used as was also coprice.
Weeds were also used. Grass and weeds were boiled with the clothes.
Farrall[?] and logwood were other weeds
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Brown dyeing was done with the roots of bainne-caoin.
Thatchers in this district were:-
Denis Mahony, Lissyconnor,
Tim Riordan, Umeraboy,
Patrick J. O'Connor, Farrankeal,
Wheel-makers were: Michael. Kelleher Knocknagree, Timothy Murphy Knocknagree.
Flannel used be sent to Cork to be dyed.
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mixed the ashes with cream or bad butter. This was rubbed to their boots.
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Before matches came into use the people lit their fires by kindling the fire each night and they had coal lighting in the morning. If they had no coal they had to go to their neighbours for a coal. If their neighbour had no coal they lit cotton by rubbing flint and steel together and the cotton between them. They rubbed them together until the cotton lit.
To polish boots they burned straw and
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unsalted butter which they rubbed with a cloth.
Connie "the tins" Cronin made and repaired tins. He was the only man around here who could do it.
Jer Twomey was able to repair clocks.
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The local roads are known by the townland which they pass through. These roads lead off the main road to other towns and villages. The road that leads to our house was made in the year 1912-13. In the making of the Knockavorheen road there was a man killed his name was David Mahony.
The rates of pay in that road was 12s per week. The present generation cannot give any details as to the road making during the famine period.
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The houses long ago in which people dwelt were very unlike ours. They were made up of rough field stones, instead of dressed material, the old people used yellow clay which they called Daube as a packing.
The windows were very small this was a precaution against burglars. Low doors were to be seen in every house fastened by a hasp on the outside. The most of the houses had no chimney only a hole in the top to let out the smoke, after a time they started putting in wooden chimneys some of them remained until recent years.
Every house had a loft of some description some of the made out of sally rods woven into basket-work, more made of rough joices with a place left for the hens to roost. Some people has their beds in the kitchen covered with curtains these were called tent beds and some of them still remain in poorer parts of the country, there were no iron beds then. There were'nt any boarded or cement floors, the clay floor was to be seen in every house, clay mixed with lime was used for this. Rushes dipped in grease were the only lights available.
In some cases the cows and pigs were housed with the people the odour of the cows was considered beneficial in certain diseases in this way the people lived and were healthy with oatenbread to eat which
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slope to the East.
There is no ruined church in any of them. There are trees growing in every one of them. There are some very old tombs in the church grounds in Kanturk; and monuments and crosses too. There is one dated 1829. Most of the crosses are made of stone.
Old people told me, that they heard of ghosts being seen in the Protestant graveyard in Strand Street, Kanturk.
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There are five graveyards in the parish of Kanturk. There is one in the Catholic Church grounds in Church Street, Kanturk, and there is one at Coolacoosane, Kanturk in the land of Mr. Dwane; but it is not now in use. There was also a Protestant graveyard in Strand Street, Kanturk but it is not now in use either. There is one at Kilcorcoran about four miles north west of Kanturk; and there is one at Kilmacow about four miles north of Kanturk. There was also a Protestant Church where the Protestant graveyard was. The graveyard at Coolacoosane is round in shape. The rest of them
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In the parish of Dromtarriffe there are two graveyards. Fairyhill graveyard, and Dromtarriffe graveyard are the names of them.
The one in Dromtarriffe is still in
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a bed in the kitchen. he fire-place was mostly at the side of the wall.
The chimneys were made of mortar. Old people told me that they heard of fires being in the middle of floors. I heard of houses having no glass; but they had a kind of gelatine. The old floors were made of mud. Half doors were very common long ago; but they are not now.
The fires were made of wood and turf. Lights were made of bog-wood splinters and dips, and the latter were called "half-penny dips". Candles were made by the late Mr Hugh Keller of Strand St., Kanturk in his own factory.
Lately nearly all the slums and mud
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Splinters and rushlights were used as lights at night. Rushlights were made from stripped rushes dipped in grease.
Candles were made in Strand Street, Kanturk, County Cork about seventy years ago.
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Ahern, and the prominent players in the Castlemagner team were, Cremin, O'Callaghan and O'Connell.
No referee was needed for the simple reason that no foul could be committed.
A leather ball was used, with a cow's or a pig's bladder for the tube.
Another prominent game was bowling. A noted bowler from Castlemagner, Lombardstown, County of Cork, was William Fitzgerald.
Handball was another very prominent pastime.
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it into the river, and then Banteer got the ball, and carried it to Banteer Cross, where they were received victoriously.
There were twenty one men on each side, not like the present fifteen on each side, and the ball had to be kicked across country from one parish to another. There was no captain, or no rules, or no fouls. They could play any way that suited them best, and their motto was "Get the ball or your man".
The prominent players in the Banteer team were as follows; Brick, and O'Callaghan, Shine and
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(2)
The principal match that was played in the vicinity of Kanturk was played about fifty years ago, between the parishes of Banteer, County Cork, and Castlemagner, barony of Duhallow, Co Cork.
It started at Gortmore, Banteer, Co Cork. There was a scuffle when the ball was hopped between them. Then Castlemagner managed to get the ball and carry it to the river Blackwater, Co Cork, and there they kicked
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Before the G.A.A. was established, the people played hurling and football, parish played against parish. In Kanturk they had a football team, and on one occasion they played Fermoy and afterwards almost gained the "All Ireland" honours of that year. It was called The Wolfe Tone football team.
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three meals in the day, one in the morning, one in the middle of the day, and one at night.
Each meal consisted of potatoes, and salt, and milk.
The bread that the people used, was of a black colour. A quantity of yellow meal was also mixed with it.
On special occasions certain foods were used by the people. At Christmas some people had a goose, others had only a piece of bacon. On Easter Sunday the people generally had bacon.
About sixty years ago tea come into use among the common people. Before that it was used only by the gentry.