Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 102
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2020-03-27 21:53
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Once upon a time there lived in the Racecourse a man by the name of Barrett He had one daughter. One day the fairies took the child.
First of all the child got sick, and one morning her mother took her in her arms. That morning there was a man coming to the house, as he was crossing a field, he saw a lot of beautiful people and they had the child in their arms, and they were all crying "give me the child."
The minute the man seen the child, she disappeared. From that on the child was never seen again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 21:49
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would do it if he got a sorwd, and spe and the horse that was in the yard She had three places for staying, an he called to the first two places but she was not in them.
He called to the third place, and s came out and followed him.
She got up to him at a river, an she left her black hand on the horse mane.
The boy cut off her hand and she fell into the stream.
He brought her hand to Rarready Castle.
The horse died the very minute tha the boy dismounted.
In the morning the gentry went to the spot, but there was nothing to seen but a lot of froth.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 21:43
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About 100 years ago there was a fairy named Lugh Fada Oct, near Rarready Castle.
Rarready Castle is about 1 1/2 miles west of Danesfort school.
The gentry were very much afraid of her in the night, because she used to kill alot. They had a banquet in the Castle one night, and there was a big reward promised to the man who would kill her
One of the stable boys, said he
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 21:39
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than one man who has passed this road at that particular hour. The road is the one between the Charter House and the Ballybroder road, and it is a well known fact as related in history that some eighty years ago a well known huntsman met a very sudden death on this particular road so this story is not without foundation and is well known reliable folklore.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 21:35
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There was a man coming from Loughrea very late at night and he heard the sound of horses hoofs coming towards him. It was raining, and very late, and he just thought somebody must be very sick and this horseman was going for a doctor or priest. The road was perfectly straight - no turn to right or left. The man stepped in on the grass to let the horse pass, and as he did so there was no sound of a horse's hoof, but a large black dog loomed out of the darkness and trotted past him so closely that he nearly touched him.
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2020-03-27 21:31
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In the south of the farm before the house in Ballybroder there is a holy well. It was called "Tobar Mhuire." About a hundred years ago or more people used to come to this holy well to perform and pray, it is still there, but it is not utilized now for this purpose. Strange to say there are pieces of cloth tied on bushes round the well yet.
The oldest man round here, who recently died at the age of eighty six, has been known to say that when he was a child he remembered people coming to this well.
There used to be tents set up here also. This well is situated amongst trees and there is a style leading into it. There is a spring well beside this holy well.
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2020-03-27 21:24
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Ida Burke of Ballybroder was noted for being a great shot.
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2020-03-27 21:23
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In Maher's farm beside my house there is an old fort. It is said that the Danes lived in it long ago because the place round here is called Danesfort. This fort is mearened round with earth. It is a round shape and gives one the impression of having been a strong rampart in years gone by when this country was invaded by the Danes. It is said that there was an under ground passage leading from it over to the Castle in Ballybroder, but this passage is now blocked up. It is high up from the ground and gives one the impression that a considerable amount of labour was spent on its erection. There is an opening in the middle of this fort to permit of entrance.
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2020-03-27 21:16
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There are many fields in Ballybroder and for our convenience we call them names, the "long field," the "stony field," the "hilly field," the "five acre field, the "six acre field," the "graveyard field," the "Parkeen," the "middle field," and the "lawn." Each field takes its name from its own characteristic.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 21:14
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heard by her neighbours and friends without question or surprise.
The Burkes were in possession of 365 acres of land for a considerable time and as the family died out a first cousin of theirs inherited the place, and sold it to the Irish Land Commission. The farm now consists of 170 acres of land subject to the usual annuity and poor law rates.
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2020-03-27 17:27
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he had to remain hidden at last he got word that the English were coming to surround the place where he was. He went to Murrisk on Clew Bay about five miles from Westport. Here Ó Máile the well known smuggler had a boat and he sailed with him to France. He lived for some time in Paris. It is supposed that he went to America and died in New York.
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2020-03-27 17:14
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Castlebar. He accompanied Humbert to Colooney hill in Co. Sligo. From there he went to Ballynamuck in Co. Longford. After Ballynamuck he hid in a field. He was discovered by an English officer who attempted to arrest him but McDonnell drew a purse from his pocket containing twenty gold coins and offered then to him. The officer said he would get no reward for arresting McDonnell so he released him and took the coins McDonnell came again to Carnacon. The English were watching him and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-03-27 17:10
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James Joseph McDonnell of Carnacon house who was nicknamed "Séamus Ruadh" was colonel of the united Irish men. He marched to Ballina to meet General Humbert. He led his men to Castlebar and fought against the English at Stabawl hill in Castlebar town. He also fought at French hill outside
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2020-03-26 13:05
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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 Brookstown 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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2020-03-26 13:01
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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 Mhárian, 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, Brookstown Co. COrk. He thereby became the proprietor of a progressive grocery and vinter store.
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2020-03-26 12:53
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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, English, and Scotland, it is simply impossible to find space for them all.
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2020-03-26 12:50
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world's record went by the board, and it was a really remarkable performance. Denis Horgan, the Irish Hercules, was the creator of the new mark, for he succeeded in putting a 28 lb. chunk of iron a distance of 36 ft. 3 inches, breaking all former marks the world over.
Soon afterwards Horgan came out for the 12 lb. shot, which he won with 54 ft. 2 1/2 ins., the best feat since George R. Gray made a record of 55 ft. 2 ins. sixteen years ago.
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2020-03-26 12:48
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At Ballina Sports, on August 30th. 1905, Horgan threw 14 lbs. wright 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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2020-03-26 12:47
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thrower, is surprising the Americans by his feats in throwing weight. Since his first surprise appearance, when he vanquished Sheldon and another by feet, he has appeared at different meetings, and put those competing with him in the shade. A despatch received here to-day states that his last appearance was at the Marquette Athletic meeting, Brooklyn, where his appearance attracted a big crowd. He gave a great exhibition at putting the shot; he shoved the missile 54 feet 9 inches, which was within 3 inches of the world's record. He was cheered vociferously by an immense audience. Horgan went to America determined to win back the laurels he lost at Stamford Bridge. He has fully accomplished his purpose" (15th Sept. 1900)
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2020-03-26 12:43
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his ghost either." And, faith, by the time Denis Horgan was done, Mr. Sheldon and the assembled Yankees knew that it was Denis Horgan in the flesh that was there, and the boys from Ireland knew it too, and they testified the appreciation of that consciousness and of the boy from Banteer by giving vent to a wild cheer, which was not a whitless sonorous or less Irish than if it rose from old Duhallow itself, bold Tipperary, or Garryowen. And Denis Horgan won the victory and the world's record, and there was no further repetition of the cocksure query, "Where is Horgan, the Irishman now?" Denis Horgan's reception at the hands of the Irish Americans, was almost unparalleled in its enthusiasim and spontaneity. He was urged to join various clubs on the other side, but he declined to join any club or to enter the lists under any flag but the flag or Ireland, or in any capacity except that of an Irishman."
From the "Cork Examiner": -
"Denis Horgan, the famous Irish weight
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2020-03-26 12:39
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Championships.
The New York "Sun" tells about the contest as follows:
"The contestants came out for the 16 lb. shot-putting contest. The men, including Richard Sheldon, the holder of the title, and the man who defeated Horgan at English Championships this year were checked off and just about to compete, when the announcer stepped forward and more in a joke than otherwise called out:
"Is Dennis Horgan of Ireland here for the shot putting?" The cry went up from Sheldon's admirers, "Where is Horgan now? Where is the Irishman?" and many a boy from the Emerald Isle shook his head and glancing towards Sheldon muttered something in the following strain:
"If Horgan was here you wouldn't crow so much! " But Horgan's Irish blood was up and vaulting over the barrier, the plucky Banteer man, without divesting himself of any article of apparel except the coat he wore, sprinted into the field and taking his stand at the side of Sheldon said: "Horgan is here, and 'tisn't
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2020-03-26 12:33
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In 1900, however, his long succession of victories in the English A.A.A. Championships was broken for he was defeated at Stamford Bridge, London, by "Dick" Sheldon - a splendidly built young fellow - of the New York Athletic Club. Horgan was in bad form and "fouled" his last throw which was far beyond Sheldon's best. This unexpected defeat roused him as nothing ever before did. He went into training and set sail for New York from Cobh on the "Saxonia" in September 1900 with the object of meeting Sheldon in the American
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2020-03-26 12:31
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following table to show the rise of shot-putting since 1866 at English Championship meetings, and it brings clear to mind what a powerful man Horgan is at his class of event.
1866 - C. Fraser, London - - - - - - - - - 34 ft. 6ins
"1893. Denis Horgan, Irish A.A.A. 42ft. 9in.
1894. Denis Horgan, Irish A.A.A. 42ft. 4in.
1895. Denis Horgan, Irish A.A.A. 44ft. 3 1/2 in.
1896 Denis Horgan, Irish A.A.A. 43ft. 5 1/2in.
1897 Denis Horgan, Irish A.A.A. 45ft. 4in.
1898 Denis Horgan, Irish A.A.A. 45ft. 0in.
1899. Denis Horgan, Irish A.A.A. 46ft. 0 1/2 in."
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2020-03-26 12:25
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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 fro 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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2020-03-16 01:22
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1. Peel an apple at twelve oclock before a mirror and if you dont break the peel your future partner will appear in the mirror.
2. Put some caulcannon in your stocking november night and the person you dream of will be your partner.
3. Get three saucers one with water, with clay the other with a ring. You are bindfolded and if you tip the clay you will die first; the ring married first; the water and you have to sail.
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2020-03-16 01:16
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22. People used be very careful about their cows May Day because the people used to milk cows and go to some house and drink it.
23. If a person washes himself with dew on may morning before the sun shines on it he will be very handsome after that.
24. A person should never throw out water when a churning is being made or the butter cannot be gathered.
25. Taking dirt from cows hoofs on May morning for butter.
26. Marriage.
"Monday for health
Tuesday for wealth
Wednesday the best day of all
Thursday for [?]
Friday for crosses
Saturday no luck at all."
27. Sunday's child is full of grace
Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child has far to go.
Wednesday's child is full of woe.
Thursday's child is bright and winning
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2020-03-16 01:08
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under the churn lest the fairies take the butter away.
14. They never give out milk to neighbours until the first churning is made after a cow calfs.
15. When a cow calfs she is "blessed" with a half-burnt sod of turf held in a tonges. The sign of the cross is made with the tonges under the cow by putting the tonges here then under the cow's udder etc. She is then finally blessed by tying a red rag on her tail.
16. When a mother washes the feet of the children she leaves the dirty water in the house. It is never thrown out until morning.
17. If a person enters a house he has to go out by the same door.
18. A person should never eat wild fruit after november Day. The fairies [?] on them.
19. Cabbage is broken on november's Day (while cabbage is bad to eat later in the year)
20. People on no account should be out after 12 oclock november night. Fairies are supposed to be very active on that night.
21. If a person is going on a journey he should never turn back.
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2020-03-16 00:40
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1. A person should not put out ashes on New Year's Day.
2. Lucky to receive money New Year's Day.
3. A person should not give credit the first Monday in New Year.
4. A person shouldn't give milk on 1st May.
5. Lucky for house if a man comes in to a house (first) on New Years Day.
6. If a person were going to a fair of wedding etc he should turn if he meets a red haired woman
7. A person who is getting married will be lucky if he meets a man on horseback
8. "Happy is th Bride whom th sun shines on"
Happy is th corpse th rain falls on.
9. If a person meets a funeral he should always turn and walk those steps back with it.
10. A person should never go to live in a new house except on Friday.
11. A person should never give out live coals on a monday morning.
12. If a person goes into a house where they are churning he has to twist the churn or the butter wont gather. If the butter doesn't gather they blame something of this sort.
13. When churning the people put a shark
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2020-03-16 00:29
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Long ago when there were giants out lived in Dunmacreena Castle (near [?]) There was a huge stone about 18 [?] weight outside the castle. Some trouble arose between him and the owners of Dunbally Castle and he took the stone up intending to strike the castle in Dunbally. He threw it and it fell within 8 yds of Dunbally castle. It is there still and is called "An chloc bhreac."
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2020-03-16 00:24
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If wind blows from North between 2 P.M and 4 P.M. on
there is sure to be snow that year
2. Swallows flying low sign of rain.
3. A Rainbow in the morning is a shepherds warning a rainbow at night is a shepherds delight"
4. Sun going down red is sign of good weather.
5. When birds are
6. When you see a dog eating grass bad weather
7. When a cat scrapes furniture sign of storm.
8. When soot falls it is a sign of rain.
9. When cattle are on a hill if they come down it is a sign of rain
10. Frogs change colour when rain is near.
11. A robin undera bush is the sign of bad weather
12. A robin on the chimney in the morning is the sign of a good day.
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2020-01-06 02:22
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Their names: The Fox, Rabbit, Hare, Weasel, Water dog, Wild Goat, Wild bat, Rat, Badger, Squirrel. There are two kinds of rabbits the bush rabbit and he lives in bushes or in a heap of grass or sometimes in the hole of a stone ditch and his hole is called a nest. There is also another kind of rabbit and he makes a hole down in the side of a sandy hill it goes down straight at the start and then it goes up again so that if it rains he will not get wet. There are always two doors to the rabbit's hole and if anything goes in to attack him he can get away and his hole is called a burrow or warren. Sometimes a weasel, cat or ferret try to attack him and kill him. The bush rabbit does not go into a burrow, therefore he is cleaner and nicer to eat. The rabbit is the most common of wild animals.
The Fox
The fox makes a hole down under a big rock and it is called a den. The fox eats all kinds of fowl and when he goes into the hen-house if he cannot get up to the he will catch his tail in his mouth and keep
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2020-01-06 02:14
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invited in. They all dance and get lots of drink. It sometimes happens that if they are not well treated d they do destruction.
There is an old saying which says, "If you get married in red you would be better dead. There used to be racing to the wedding house and the first person that would reach it would get a bottle of whiskey. The women used to ride behind the men on horses behind the men. People think it lucky to get married in blue there is an old proverb which says Something old and something new, something borrowed and something blue.
It was the custom long ago for the bridegroom to go to the Bride's house in the morning. They would not sit together going to the chapel but they would coming home. They would go then on a journey.
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2020-01-06 02:09
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Most people get married in Serapht that is the period between Xmas and Ash Wednesday. Catholics do not get married on Fridays or during Lent because they consider that time more for fasting than for feasting. Long ago if people would not get married in Serapht the old people would say they would salt them so that would stand good for another year. People think it is unlucky to get married in May. There is an old saying which says, "Get married in May and you will rue the day.
There are matches made in the district yet. Money the girl gets now as a dowry, but long ago the dowry was twenty pounds and a cow. People do not remember when people were married in the houses. There used to be a wedding in the girl's house the night before the marriage and there was a wedding in the man's house the night after the marriage.
A number of boys dress up in old clothes and they wear straw hats so that they would not be known. One of them is appointed sergeant and then they go to the wedding house. The sergeant knocks at the door and asks to see the newly married couple. He then congratulates them and all the straw boys are
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2020-01-06 01:44
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around the circle saying, "a bit of fat to one person and a bit of lean to the next. When he comes to some person he will say, "a bit of tig" and that person will follow the other in and out through the circle. When he catches that person he will go around saying the same words and the other joins the circle and so the game continues.
Frog in the pan.
The children form a circle and one person goes into the middle of the circle and closes his eyes. The children keep going round in a ring. The person in the middle tries to catch someone with his eyes still shut and if he does he will name the person. If he tells the name of the person that person will be the frog and he will join the circle.
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2020-01-06 01:38
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"Hide and go Seek"
Any number over two may play this game. All the children stand in a row and one child says this rhyme "Ikle, ottle, black, bottle, Ikle, ottle out" with a word for each person. Whatever one the word "out" falls on he goes and hides and the rest searches for him. When he is found he says the rhyme just like the first one did and so on.
"Jig"
Any number over two may play this game. All the children stand in a row and catch hands. One child says the followin rhyme "One, two, sky blue all out but you" with a word for each child and whatever child the word "you" falls on will have to follow the rest. If he leaves his hand on any other child that person will have to follow.
High windows.
The children form a circle and one child goes
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2020-01-06 01:24
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let her and they got all the milk back again.
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2020-01-06 01:23
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There was once a farmer in Cloongee who had a herd of cattle. He used to put them into one of his fields. In the cows used to be milked. He did not know what was the cause of this. He put men watching the cows. On the first night they fell asleep and in the morning the cows were milked. The third night he sent them out again and he gave them hounds. This night they fell asleep also and they wakened again before long. When they wakened they saw a hare with the cows. The was after milking one of them and just going to milk another. They let the hounds after the hare. The hound followed him over hedges and ditches until they came to an old house on top of a mountain. When the hare reached the house he jumped in throught the window. Before he was altogether in one of the hounds pulled the tail off him. When the people went in they saw an old witch sitting at the fire on a pot. They caught hold of her and when she got up the pot was full of blood. Then they were going to arrest her but she said that if they would let her free that she would give them back all the milk. Then they
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2020-01-06 01:08
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also bring Knock holy water. It is used when a person takes suddenly and seriously sick. A little drop is given to the sick person to drink and it is supposed to cure him. When a person is sick a miraculous medal is put under his head or pinned to the bed-clothes. This will cure him.
If a person is suffering from fe headacke and if he goes on a pilgrimage to Knock he rubs a stone on his head which he carries with him while doing the rounds and this will cure him.
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2020-01-06 01:03
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On Whit Sunday some person of each house brings a little bottle with him to the chapel ad and gets a bottle of holy water. This is Whisuntide holy water and it is on by used when a person is sick. People
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2020-01-06 01:01
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These are the plants brought into the house during the year. Shamrock on St. Patrick's Day. Holly is put on the walls a Xmas. On Pl Palm Sunday the palm is blessed by priest in the church and given to the people. This is put up on the roof until Palm Sunday again.
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2020-01-05 21:12
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About the year eighteen hundred a spirit was supposed to haunt Beál na deega near Barraduff. There was a wonderfully strong man and an athlete living in the district named Darby O Riordan. He was going the way one night and was attacked by the spirit. He succeeded in repulsing her and made his way home. But this did not end the matter. She waylaid him again and again. He was returning one night from a wake with two other men. She attacked him and kept fighting him for three miles of the road and was unseen by the other two men. Within a quarter of a mile of his own house the other two men turned down a cross roads to their homes. They forced him to come with them but he refused. In the morning he was found dead about a field from his own house. Bealnadeega after this was shunned by all and the Spirit became a byeword of terror in the district. It is said she was finally banished
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2020-01-05 21:06
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the old words of the song have become extinct in the district. When the Donnelly family were swept away by the moving bog people attributed it to this old curse of the place. The local poet Joseph O Dineen wrote
"Attend my tale of sorrow
Ye Sympathisers all
And spread the wail of anguish
For what did of late befall
My native air is filling with doleful sobs of woe
And [?] sweetly ringing for those that slumber low.
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2020-01-05 20:59
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Midway between Rathmore and Ballydesmond there is a bog which gave way in 1896 and a whole family were lost. On the borders of this bog was an old hollow or cave called cumar na madraí or the dogs' hollow. The place got its name from a certain incident which occurred. A Priest was going late at night through this place to anoint some person who was dying. He was attracted by the sound of singing, which came from the cave. The song was very sweet and he stood for a while listening, forgetting his surroundings. He at last tore himself away and hurried towards the house of the dying man. But when he reached there he found the man was dead a few minutes. He was seized with remorse and cursed the place and cursed the Song. Tradition has it that the song was - cailín deas cruíste na mbó and as a natural result
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2020-01-05 20:42
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a ring in one, earth in another and water in the third, and if he gets the ring it is said he will get married the first and if he gets the earth he will die the first and if he gets the water he will cross the sea first.
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2020-01-05 20:40
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The feasts of the year are Christmas 24th December kept in memory of the birth of Our Lord. In the country the people get a turnip and put a hole in it and put a lighted candle into it and they place it in the window and leaves it there all night in honour of the feast. All the people gather to a house and have whiskey and porter and the women have tea and sweet cake and they have great enjoyment. On St Stephen's day all young boys gather together and go from house to house gathering money to burn the wren and with the money they receive they hold a big dance and they have eating and drinking and all amusements. Another great feast is St Patrick's day on 17th March. In cities and towns they usually have parades on this day. St Brigid's day is on 1st February. All the young boys and girls go around from house to house with the Biddie and they have music and dance Hallow Eve falls on the 1st of November and on this night all the young children gather together and they get three basins and put
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2020-01-05 20:30
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were so much admired that drawings of them were sent to the newspapers
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2020-01-05 20:28
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Now throughout the country slated houses are the common buildings the people have, and very few thatched houses are to be seen at present. Long ago the walls of the houses were made of mud except a part surrounded the doors and windows. Mud mixed with lime was wet with the blood of a deer and the houses was built was built with this mixture. And sometimes strong long reed was put in every second layer with the mixture mud and it was left in that condition for two successive days. Then another layer succeeded that which was always trampled on at the time. It was then built on to the eave and was roofed with the timber of their own trees. This roofing was called the rafters. Strong heath scrows were put on the rafters and this prevented the rain from soaking through the rafters. Reeds were put on it then and it was bound with spars. The floor was made of the same running mud except the fireplace and a flat slab of stone was put there. At night when the lamps were lighted the people shook sand on the floor and each grain sparkled like jewel. When the walls were white washed with lime they looked beautiful and comfortable and
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2020-01-05 20:18
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Our Holy wells
According to what we hear there are only three holy wells in this district. One at the City one at laterin and another at Ballyvour ey. On May Day people go to the city to pay rounds and to say prayers. They also make the sign of the cross on a large stone there, and time after time a cross has been cut into the stone. All the tinkers gather there on that day and they surround the well. Each person who wants water from the holy well must give a penny or two to get it.
There is a well at Laterin and all people young and old go there to pay rounds and say prayers. These wells are there for curing people who are not in good health and they go there to get cured. They say that if you block a holy well that it is very bad. A person long ago had a holy well in his land and he got three men to block it one of them got blind another got crippled and the third could not speak.
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2020-01-05 20:16
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and then scald them and put them out in the air. At milking time the milk used be strained into these keelers, and put in the dairy. After a day or two the cream used be skimmed off and put in a wooden vessel called the cream tub, at the end of a week or so it used be put into the churn and made into butter. When they had enough butter made they filled a finkin.
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2020-01-05 20:11
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Churning was the usual custom long ago, but now the people are carrying their milk to the creameries. The people in olden times used to make butter in churns, made of bogdeal, this resembled very much the shape of a twenty gallon tank now used for the conveying milk to the creameries. There was a timber lid placed in the inside about 3 inches from the top, there was a hole bored in this into which a staff was inserted with a round piece of timber in top of the staff. This was called the churn dash. The person standing near the churn pushed this up and down, and the cream was beaten until the butter was made. In recent years the barrel churn came into existence. This was placed in a stand made for the purpose and was revolved by two persons, the people did not understand this at first, but they afterwards came to know it. In olden days there were no separators, the women had wooden basins called keelers which they kept scrubbed and white. They used scrub them with heather freshly picked in the bogs
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2020-01-05 20:02
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In this Parish and in Kerry there are many strange marriage customs. The making of the marriage is considered an art in itself. At first an account is sent by the man who intends to marry, to the girl's house. The girl's father considers the account for some time and then if he considers the man and the farm suitable he sends a favourable reply. Both parties come to a neighbour's house and sit on the match. If they agree as regard's the fortune, arrangements are then made for the gander. This is a big party at the girl's house young and old are invited and no gander is considered a success without strawboys. These come numbering about twenty dressed in straw. The sing and dance and when given refreshments they go home. The wedding takes place a week after. The bride is given away by her father. When the marriage is over a great night is given in the bridegroom's house. In old days weddings were carried out in great style. There used be as many as twenty side cars in the [?] and as many saddle horses. A great race between the saddle horses after the wedding.
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2020-01-04 04:04
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By the sweet wound in Your Sacred Side
Give me purity and charity.
By the sweet wounds in Your Holy Feet
Give me above all, meekness and humility.
To be said in the Morning getting Up:
Good morrow Day God direct me in Thy right way
God may keep me from sin and shame
I arise and go in God's holy name.
Amen.
Oh, my God my only Good
The author of my being, and my last end
I give Thee my heart.
Praise, honour and glory by the Thee.
For ever and ever.
To be said when Dressing:
Oh, my God clothe my soul
With a nuptial robe of charity
And grant me the grace to wear it
Pure and undefiled
Before Thy judgment seat
Angel guardian me defend
And bring me to a happy end.
The above prayers were said
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2020-01-04 03:58
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As Peter sat on a marble stone
Christ came by and he alone
Peter, thou what makes you quake
O, Jesus it's a toothache.
Arise Peter be healed.
But he or she who says this prayer
In memory of me.
Shall never have a toothache.
From this day until the day he dies.
Amen.
Eyes of Jesus, look on me.
Lips of Jesus, smile on me.
Ears of Jesus, hear me.
Hands of Jesus, bless me.
Arms of Jesus, enfold me.
Feet of Jesus, guide me.
Voice of Jesus, speak to me.
Heart of Jesus, love me.
Spirit of Jesus, abide with me now and forever. Amen.
To The Five Wounds of Jesus:
Dearest Jesus by the sweet wounds in Your Holy Hands give me faith and fortitude.
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2020-01-04 03:53
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Prayer to be said When Going To Sleep:
I lie down on my right side.
I pray to God to be my guide
If any trouble, troubles me.
O Blessed Virgin waken me.
There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels over head
Saint Matthew, St Mark, St Luke and St John
God bless me, on this bed, that I lie on.
I lay myself on my right side to sleep
My soul I give to God, to keep
If any evil comes to me.
O, blessed Lady waken me
And if I die before I wake
I pray to God my soul to take
To be said When in Bed:
Ann was the mother of Mary.
Mary was the mother of Jesus;
Cross of the tree may be between me and
the nightmare. Sweet Jesus. Amen.
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2020-01-03 20:36
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Potatoes are growen by all the farmers of the dictrict. The usual amount of potatoes growen is about one acre. Some farmers grow more and sell them in the spring time Some times the farmers manure the ground before they till it, and some people make the drills first and then they put the manure on the potatoes. They are usually sown in drills. The drills are made with a plough. Before the crop is sown the ground has to be tilled well. First it has to be ploughed and then harrowed and crushed with a crusher and then harrowed again. Then the drills are opened and the manure drawn out. The seed is
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2020-01-03 20:30
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bread that he could find. He went in to another yard where there was a dog. The man of the house was getting up and when he saw the dogs fighting he put on his shoes, but he did not wait to lace them. He ran out and hit the dog with big stick. The dog ran out and he ran after him. Going out the gate the man lost one of his shoes. He continued going and about a half mile over the road he lost the other. The dog ran in to another house where there was a man and then the two men killed him.
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2020-01-03 20:26
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Once upon a time a wild dog came along the road. He went in to every house, and every dog he met he killed him. He went in to one house and there was no one there but a woman. She ran up stairs from him. He took four loaves off the table and went out with them. He went in to another house and the people were eating their breakfast, and the man tried to put him out. He did not succeed. The dog ate half the leg of his trousers, then all the people ran out in the yard and left him inside. He knocked all that was on the table and ate all the
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2019-12-22 15:48
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About a hundred years ago, there lived a protestant farmer in Drumboory named Kenny. He had a white horse called Bob, which he liked very much. He was his favourite. Shortly after Kenny's death, it was nothing unusual to see him riding on his horse at ten or eleven o'clock or sometimes sitting on the manger beside him, when the workmen used to go in to feed other horses.
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2019-12-22 15:40
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As my Grandfather and another old man named Duffy, were coming home from Dundalk very late at night, they separated at Tullycahan cross-road. This was sometime about 1880. My Grandfather came by Muff road and Duffy came by Beárna Macha. When Duffy came to the lonely part
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2019-12-22 15:21
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his hand and when he came to Crannyosta lane there he saw the woman in the tree above him dressed all in white and her breaking her heart with laughter. Down she came and jumped up behind the horse. The man drew his knife and stuck her with it and she cried out pull it out and give me another. No said the man the one will do you and with that the woman fell off the horse. He went home and the next morning he came back to look for the knife and he found it stuck in a block of wood and a couple of drops of blood on it. Ever since that the lane is called Crannyosta which means either the ghost's tree or the ghost's lane.
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2019-12-22 15:17
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Once upon a time there were two brothers. One of them was going to get married to a nice young girl. When the marriage was going to come off this boy would not marry the girl and in a short time after the girl died. After her death it was said that her ghost used to be seen in Crannyosta Lane. One night the boy who refused to marry her was coming home late and she followed him and and caught him and took him down to a bog near-by and drowned him. A few nights after the other brother was coming home from the forge very late and he did not know how he would get past Crannyosta. Before he left the forge he asked the black-smith to make a knife out of a piece of iron from the one heat of the fire and to not try it only once. The black-smith did as he told him. He started to make the knife and before long had it made from the one heat of the fire. Off the man started on horse-back with the knife in
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-12-22 15:11
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Down the lonesome Muff road there's always something that makes your blood turn cold. Numbere of people have seen ghosts there, ghosts of old car-men and their cars.
One night about 11 or 12 years ago, as I was returning home - and this is no yarn - I saw the strangest and most terrible sight on this road. It was about 10 oclock. I heard a sort of "trip-trap" coming up the road. I waited for a while and soon a saw a van drawn by two horses. In the van was a "load" of men. The van passed so slowly that I had a good view of the whole thing and neither the horses, the driver nor the men had heads. The noise it made was terrible and it shook the [?] ground. After passing me it disappeard.
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2019-12-22 15:05
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Lord have mercy on old Tommy Hoey's soul. It was often I hear him tell about the dreadful ghost that often appeared more than 100 years ago on the road leading from Stonetown to Drumgoolan. At present this road is never used. At a certain place on this road now bordered by Mr. Murphy's field a man named Clegon hanged himself. A blackguard he was
Ever since, a light is seen in Roshe's field which adjoins the place where this vicious scoundrel hanged himself. The ghose is a strange light, at one moment blue and the next red. People believe that this light is carried by Clegon's mother's ghost who since the night of her son's death is for ever searching for his soul
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2019-12-22 14:58
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Another local character was Nannie MacVeagh, who claimed to be able to cure certain diseases. A neighbour, the Widow Kerr being ill, Nannie could be seen throwing stones up on the roof of her house, and making jumps into the air, giving out some incantations in the process.
She seemed to be on quite intimate terms with the fairies, for while speaking to you, she would suddenly turn and address them, saying : "It's not to you I'm speaking at all!"
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2019-12-22 14:56
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back earlier than usual, she had not her tea finished, and in order to get him out of the way she said : "I think there's a cow calving out there." At once he took his stick, and walked out, giving her time to make her exit.
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2019-08-13 13:15
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A man who lives in the Clonmeen District, Banteer, named Peter Curtis, Gouganes, Banteer dreamt one night that a silver teapot was buried beneath the walls of Clonmeen Castle, Banteer. He and a companion, Daniel Kelleher, now deceased, went to seek for it. The land on which the Castle stands
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2019-08-13 13:13
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underneath. He made no alarm but continued quietly at his work until dinner hour.
When the workmen left for dinner Keefe went too but hurried back before the others to the place where he discovered the pot of gold. He raised the flagstone but to his surprise and disappointment there wasn't a trace of the gold to be seen. He dug deeper and deeper but without success. When he had reached a depth of ten or twelve feet he came across some chairs of cut stone.
In the year 1830 when the workmen were sinking the foundation of Leader's great house (Rosnalee, Banteer) they came upon some tables of cut stone about ten or twelve feet from the surface.
It has been always said that there is gold buried in these places.
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2019-08-13 13:08
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About the year 1825 Nicholas W. Leader, Rosnalee, Banteer, Co. Cork had a great number of men draining the lawn - a marsh at that time - so the drains had to be cut deeper than usual. The principal drain was sung over seven feet in some parts.
One of the men engaged in the draining was a Denis O'Keefe, grandfather of another Denis O'Keefe of Gurteen, Co. Cork who died nine or ten years ago. Old O'Keefe reached in the course of his digging a big flag stone and on raising it up saw a large pot of gold
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2019-08-13 13:04
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Dau Kelleher who was a yardman at Stephen Grehan's Clonmeen dreamt three nights in succession that some gold was hidden in a certain part of the land. On the fourth night he and a companion went to search for it and after digging for some time they came upon the gold but as they were about to take it something came rolling along and prevented them. This gold was never collected.
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2019-08-13 12:59
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In Castle cor, [?], Co. Cork there is a castle which was the property of the O'Keefe Clan in the olden days. The descendants of these chieftains were constantly quarreling over the rightful ownership of The castle. To settle the dispute another castle was built beside the old one. Some time afterwards the ancient castle started to sink so that it went completely underground and at the present day there are steps leading to this underground dwelling.
The O'Keefes were noted horsemen and a gold bridle hangs on one of the walls of this underground castle. Repeated efforts have been made to get this bridle but owning to the foul air of the place nobody up to the present has succeeded in penetrating far enough to reach it. Mr. Michael Bowman Kanturk got nearest to it.
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2019-08-13 12:44
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In Thomas Carroll's farm in the Townland of Shrouebeha, Banteer there is a fort surrounded by a stone wall. In this fort a purse of gold is supposed to be hidden. A man named Denis O'Gallagher who resided in the district made up his mind to make a search for the gold. Rising early one morning he took with him to the fort a penny candle, a box of matches, a ball of twine, his penknife and his pipe. When O'Gallagher located the spot where he thought the gold was he made a circle round it and began to dig. The earth was of a sandy nature and easily worked and in a very short time he had dug a deep hole in the fort. Continuing the digging he struck a hard substance resembling a flag and overcome with joy at the thought of the treasure he made a mighty effort to remove the obstacle. After some hard labour he succeeded, but to his consternation discovered that it wasn't a flag as he thought at first but the remains of a coffin. This worried O'Gallagher as he believed in the story that persons were buried in the forts for the purpose of guarding the treasure the forts were supposed to contain
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2019-06-07 19:04
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near rain is sure to come. When there is a fog over Callen hill at four o'clock in the morning rain can be expected for that day. If the hill is very clear, fine weather is at hand. When the dust rises in clouds on the roadside it is a sign of rain.
On a summer's evening, if the midges are flying around in abundance, rain is surely near. If the smoke goes up straight out of the chimney, it is a sign of fine weather.
When the noise of the White river is heard flowing up toward Glensharrold it is a sign of fine weather, and when it is heard flowing towards Loughill, we may expect rain.
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2019-06-07 19:01
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A rainbow in the morning foretells rain, and a rainbow at night foretells good weather for next day. The south west winds bring most rain.
A red sky in the east foretells that a storm is near: -
"Evening grey, and morning red,
Pours down rain on the traveller's head
But evening red and morning grey
Speeds the traveller on his way."
When the swallows are flying low, we may expect rain because when it is going to rain, the flies come down low, so the swallows descend also to catch the flies. When the swallows are flying high, fine weather may be expected. Seagulls are sometimes seen flying inland. Then we may expect a storm at sea.
When the wild geese are flying to the south, hard weather, and often frost may be expected, and when they are flying northwards we may expect rain.
When we are going to have bad weather, the goats stay near the house or ditch for shelter. If they are grazing far away from the house, we may expect fine weather. At the approach of rain, the cows graze ravenously when let out in the fields, as if they knew that rain was coming and so decide to prepare, by having a supply of food.
When the distant hills seem
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2019-06-07 18:56
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In summer, when the sun sets very red in the evening, it is a sign that the following day will be warm. If the sun has a pale setting it is a sign of rain. On a gloomy day, in summer-time, if the sun gives terrible burning heat at times, it is a sign of thunder. When the sun rises cloudy in the mornin it is a sign of rain, for no morning sun lasts the whole day.
When there are big black clouds in the sky, it is a sign of rain, while copper-colour clouds portend thunder. When the clouds are breaking away from each other, it is a sign that the weather is going to be clear.
We also judge the weather by the moon. When the new moon brings bad weather, the whole month is likely to be bad. If the moon is cloudy at night, it is a sign of rain, also if there is a ring around it, we may expect rain. When the moon is very bright and sparkling, frost is sure to be had during the night. When there are thousands of stars in the sky at night, and when they are sparkling brightly, frost is sure to come.
Rainbows are signs of showery weather. It is a bad omen to see half a rainbow in the sky. There is an old saying that: -
"A rainbow in the morning is a shepherd's warning. A rainbow in the night is the shepherd's delight." So
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2019-06-07 18:35
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bridges on its banks. It is joined by another stream in Ballyhahill. It flows into the Shannon in Longhill. People get sand on the banks of the river. The country is low lying on either side, hence in very wet weather, the river overflows its banks, and hay in the meadows is often damaged by its waters. The river before reaching Longhill flows through wood-land and by cliffs. The townland is called "Woodcliffe". Gerald Griffin who lived in Longhill at one time, speaks thus of the Aba Bán: --
"Know ye not that lovely river,
Flowing down by wood and cliff."
In olden times it was possible to walk by the banks of the river, from tree to tree, from this locality to Longhill a distance of five miles.
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2019-06-07 18:21
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This river has its source in a small drain covered with rused in Glensharold, which is a district south of Monemohill school. Formerly when the bed of the river was not so deep, men drew home the turf from the Park bogs, through the river bed. The Aba Bán does not flow through limestone country, it flows through boggy soil, hence the name cannot have been derived from the soil. There is nothing white about the river. It is said locally that about three hundred years ago, there were more white trout found in the White river in proportion to its size than in any other river through-out the country, hence the name. The river is about five miles long, and has five
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2019-06-07 18:16
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Cill Ruad was the name of the old graveyard in the district. Nothing remains of it now, save the name. What was the graveyard, is now a green field. When digging up the soil for the making of a fence, a few years ago, some human bones were found. Some of those who lived in Baile-na-Geileachain castle are supposed to have been buried in Cill Ruad, also the local people, and especially infants. Cill Ruad is in the Castlequarter farm adjacent to the public road.
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2019-06-07 18:09
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South west of Shanid castle and on the banks of the white river stood the castle of Baile-na-Geileachain. No remains of the castle walls can be seen today, because in recent years the stones were utilised by the local people for building purposes. Some of the bricks can still be seen. The castle was blown up by its garrison rather than let fall into the hands of the enemy. It is said locally that a considerable sum of money is buried beneath the castle foundation, and that a fairy bull minds it. The trace of the avenue leading past where the castle stood is still called the "King's Avenue". The district is called Castlequarter, being the quarter of land in which the castle was built. Castlequarter lies two fields south west of Monemohill school. The official name of the district is Gurtadroma. Lord Carbery lived in this castle. In the vicinity of this castle, on top of the hill, another castle of two towers was built, and levelled in one night; by some other clan opposed to its erection.
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2019-06-07 18:02
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house, where he had been playing cards. He had to pass the fort on his way home. As he was passing, a fairy man came out of the fort, and invited him in to a dance. The Downey man refused the invitation. The fairy man dragged him very near the fort, but he did not succeed in carrying him in. The fairy man was very angry and he said to Downey, "You ought to thank God for your strength." The story says that Downey died in three days after.
There was a crowd of men playing cards down at Trants one night. When they were going home they saw the headlesscoach come out of the fort down the avenue on to the road, and later return to the fort again.
Lights have often been seen in these forts. It is said that the sound of music was heard in Frawley's fort.
These forts were never interfered with by the owners when ploughing or planting crops. It is considered unlucky to interfere with a fort.
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2019-06-07 17:44
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There are fairy forts in this school district. Frowley's fort is in the townland of Monemohill, and Foley's fort is in the townland of Gortnadroma. They are circular in shape, with a fence of earth and trees around each fort. There are lots of stories attached to these forts and especially to Foley's fort. The following stories are told in connection with Foley's fort.
One evening there was a crowd of young boys playing football near Foley's fort. After a while, they all went away except two. Then a fairy man came out of the fort, and he called them in, and gave them tea. When they were leaving, he gave them an apple each. He also told them not to come to the fort too often, that he might not be the house-keeper always.
On another occasion there were three boys picking pig-nuts in Foley's fort, and they heard a whistle. They took no notice of it. The whistle blew a second time. The boys still took no notice. The third time they heard the whistle the fort shook around them, and they ran for their lives.
One night a man named Mr. Downey, who lived a short distance from Foley's fort, was returning home from a neighbour's
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2019-06-07 17:32
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Two persons from this locality were coming from confession one evening They went into Knockea fort to pick some sticks and as they were picking them one of them noticed a crowd of people coming towards the fort. These were supposed to be the fairies they fled away and the fairies disappeared.
One day when my grandfather was coming home from school he went into Knockea fort. There he found a bird's nest he took a young bird out of it and brought it home. Next morning when he arose from bed his mouth was turned. His mother told him to take back the bird. When he arose next morning his mouth was cured.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-18 22:17
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Very long ago, if a man wanted to marry a girl, he stole her away at night, & married her some time after. He dragged a white-thorn bush after him while he was escaping lest he may be followed. "Matches" were almost always made for young boys and girls, & fathers of both settled the match & all connected with it in a publichouse on a fair day. Before the wedding took place, the boy went to the girls' house & stayed a night to "eat the gander". The boy & girl may have never met before this. When the match was arranged the girl's frends went to see the land or property the boy was to get, & they dug a sod in the land or marked the property in some way before they paid down the "fortune" which the girl was to receive. The weddings were large in olden time & whisky, porter, meat, potatoes & tea was plentiful in the wedding house. Parties got married in Shrove & if the wedding had to be in the bride's
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 13:02
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street when she saw the man that came for her coming up the street with a blade of grass in his hand and he stuck it up one of the ladies nose and she sneezed. They said God bless us. Then the nurse said there you are what did you want doing that for and he said there is something wrong with your eyes. There is not she said and he told her to put her hand on her left eye see could she see him She said no put your hand on her right eye see could she see him and she said yes. You wont see me any more and he stuck his finger into her eye and she got blind. Any doctor could not cure it and she saw no more faires
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:59
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There was a woman there long ago by the name of Nora na Gamna. She was a nurse and one night a man for her. He was riding on a white horse. She (when) went up behind him and they went off till the came to a mansion. She went up stairs in the house and the baby was born. She got a box of ointment from the doctor to rub all over the child and was told not to leave it touch her eyes. She was rubbing it when her eye got itchy and she rubbed he finger to it. The man called her to come on until he would drive her home. She got a fist of silver and when she went outside the door she saw with one eye that the silver was only pieces of stones and with the other grand shining money She saw with one eye the horse was a common plough and with the other a beautiful horse. However she went up behind him and went home. Next day she went to a fair and she was talking to some ladies in the
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:55
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In a stormy night in Winter
When the wind blew cold and wet
I heard some streams of music
Which I never can forget
I was sleeping in my cottage
Where lived Mary fair and young
When a light shone on the window
And a band of singers sung
We are coming sister Mary
We are coming by and by
Be you ready sister Mary
For the time is drawing nigh.
Then I tried to call my Mary
But my sorrow were complete
Till the song so strange had ended
And the singers blown away
Then I woke her from her slumber
And I told her everything.
But I could not guess the meaning of the song I heard them sing.
We are coming sister Mary
We are coming by and by
Be you ready sister Mary
For the time is drawing nigh.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:46
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begging now and they begged for-ever.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:45
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to tell the herd's man that she wanted to keep the box for safety that he was leaving home himself. So the box was brought to the herd's mans house and he said to his wife that he would open the box and he did. When the box was opened the old woman put up her head and laughed. The herd's man took a loaf of bread and stuffed it down her throat and choked her and said you will not be able to tell your story in the morning.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:43
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There was once a farmer who owned a lot of cattle he had two bulls. He paid a herd's man to see after the cattle. The Herds - man killed one of the bulls one night. The next day that the herds - mans who had killed the bull asked the family the best way he could find it out. One old woman of the house said that she would go into a box and to tell the herd's man that the second bull came to the herd's man's house. The herd's man said to his wife that she should kill the second bull or that he would be found a thief by his master. So he killed the bull. His master had doubts that the herd's man that had killed the bulls. So he asked the family the best way he could find it out. One old woman of the house said that she would go into a box and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:34
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There is an old house in our farm near the hill in Rusheenmore under the ground. It was supposed to be a lodge when the danes were in Ireland. There are big fences aroud around it, and a very old tree growing in the centre of it. A man tried to cut this tree and failed. He was about two hours trying to cut it and according as he would strike the tree a noise was heard under the ground. He missed his stroke once and the axe went down through the ground, and only for he catching the handle he would have his axe lost.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:29
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him the land for free for two years and she gave him (the land) two milck cows and a horse. She said to Sweeney will you forgive the Doctor now. Sure I will says Sweeney.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:28
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Long ago there was a man by the name of Sweeney who was not able to pay his rent. His Landlord was a Doctor and they had great trouble over the rent. The Doctor died and his wife claimed the rent. Sometime after the death of the doctor his horse was sold to the gipsies. One day the gipsies came into the town with the horse and Sweeney bought the horese for a couple of shillings. He got the loan of a sa and bridle and a riding whip and a tall silk hat and a swallow tail coat.
He waited until dark and rode to the Doctor's house. He rode back and forward in front of the Doctors Mansion. The Doctors wife left down the window and looked out and said is there anything troubling you Doctor. There is one request I ask and that is to settle with Sweeney. Sweeney struck his horse and rode away. The Doctors wife sent a man to Sweeneys house for Sweeney. When Sweeney came the Doctors wife took him into the parlour and gave him whiskey and brandy. She told him that she would give
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-17 12:12
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There were two men coming from a fair. They were half drunk. One of them had a bottle of whiskey and he said to the other that if he would go up to the grave yard for a skull he would give him the bottle of whiskey. He went up to the grave-yard and picked up a skull a voice said "Leave it after you." He left it down and came away to the man. The man sent him away again and when he picked up a skull he heard a voice say "Leave it down" and he said "If the devil carried you I'll take this one" and he brought it to the man and the man said it was mind for drink.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-16 13:51
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There is a ghost a Joe Doyles shed. It is Marleys ghost. There is a man named Joe Dowdall in Jhonny Dalys house. Where the is a ghost it hit him a slap in the face.
Captain Pilkingtons ghost
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-16 13:49
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There is a banshee at Miss Feehans corner Tyrrellspass. It cried after my grannie Mrs. Daly.
There is another one in the path from Ring to Raheen Duill. It cried after Thomas Kenny. She cry after Kennys, Gavigeans, Roches and Dalys.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-16 13:44
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only cow the last one in Breffni was driven to the castle for the slaughter.
The stranger said she was very kind to give her last sup of milk away. With that he dissapered. She said it that it must have been Christ himself. After a while a cow was seen coming out of a cave. The cow was pure white and stayed with the woman. The cow was driven to the castle severel times but came back each time. The day the old woman died the cow went back to the cave and was never seen again.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-16 13:37
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Once there was an old woman who lived in Breffni. There was a was a very cruel man living there. He wanted to build a castle that would last for all ages. To achieve this he ordered all the bullocks to be killed and mix the mortar with the blood. The bullocks blood was not sufficient to carry out this plan. So he ordered all the cattle to be killed.
One day a stranger went into this old woman. He asked for a drink. The woman gave him a cup of milk. He asked her why she did not drink some herself. She told him that he one and
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-15 16:01
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The dealers have different have different ways of marking cattle--some carry a scissors and cut a stripe of hair off the animal's back. (This is said) Others lift a little mud on the end of their and put it on the animal's back. This is said to be the luckiest mark. They are also marked with red chalk called a raddle.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-15 15:58
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When an animal is sold luck-money is given. This is called the luck-penny. The amount varies. The luck-penny is generally spat upon. The luck-penny arises from a superstition that if it is not given the stock will die. The luck-penny is only connected with livestock. For instance if a man bought a bag of oats he could not claim the luck-penny as the bag of oats could not die.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-15 15:55
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The principal fairs of Virginia are the horse and sheep fair. The two are held on the one day which is the September fair. There is no special fair for cattle.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-15 15:54
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Lord Headfort was our landlord. He has only a few houses. Captain Culme got the land extending from Burreen Bridge down to Murmod Bridge. He then left for America to get money to pay his debts. He left his estate to the Taylor family who were school teachers, until he would come back.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-15 15:18
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Captain John Ridgeway recieved a grant of a thousand acres beside Lough Ramor in 1610. Two hundred and fifty acres of this grant was assigned to a Captain Culme with orders to build a town on the shores of Lough Ramor. A town was was needed so that the planters should have necessaries of life. Were are told that in 1618, ten wooden houses built with timber were erected. The timber was carted from Co. Fermanagh. In those houses Scotch artizans dwelt. Those ten houses were built on the eastern side probably from Kellett's to Soden's.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2019-05-15 15:10
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If he was not back by a certain time he could not get the land or deeds. Captain Culme came back in a ship into one of the ports one the appointed day to claim his land. On his way to Virginia the coach on which he was travelling broke down and he landed in Virginia an hour after the selected time and so he did not get estate. The deeds are said to be cut out on a slab of stone. They are supposed to be on the bottom of Lough Ramor.
The origin of Virginia is dated back to the plantation of James I (1603-162