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2020-04-03 00:21
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During a recent thunderstorm a family in Bruree got very frightened. The woman of the house sent her daughter up stairs for a picture of St Anthony. The girl was so frightened that she never looked at the picture but placed it on the window. They prayed to St. Antony to spare them through the night. In the morning the woman went to remove the picture off the window and found to her surprise an enlarged Photo of Mr. De Valera.
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2020-04-03 00:21
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There are a good number of foxes around Newtown parish He is the most cunning of all animals.
One morning when my father was just getting up he heard all the noise in the hen-house outside. He went out straight away and founs two hens dead and to his surprise he found the fox also dead as he thought. He then went in to tell the servant boy to bury him but when the boy went out the fox and one of the hens were gone. He was surprised and went in and told my father. They both went out in search of him but there was no trace of the fox.
There is one badger in our land and my father saw him taking out his bed of hay a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 00:20
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Once upon a time there was a big trap set for a fox One night the fox came near the trap. He came over near it When he saw it he ran off and got a big stone. He rolled the stone over near the trap and dropped it into it.
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2020-04-03 00:20
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The wild animals in our district are, the fox the badger, the weasel, the otter, the ferret, the hare the rabbit and the squirrel.
It is said that the fox is a very cute animal. When he is being hunted he will sit down and find out what way the wind is blowing or if he meets a slant tree he will climb it to save himself.
It is said that the badger is one of the seven sleepers. In summer he builds his nest in a ditch or in a bank of a river. When the badger has her young ones reared she stays with the fox. The fox feeds the badger and the badger cleans out the foxes den. In November the badger makes a hole in the
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2020-04-03 00:20
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There was a great number of famous athletes long ago. The only people around I know of are the Bresnahans of Castletown Conyers. Con Bresnahan was able to throw the half hundred 28 ft. It is said that he strained himself as he died a young man. His brother was a great runner and jumper. He is now the teacher in Castletown Conyers.
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2020-04-03 00:19
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Paddy Leahy of Creguane Co. Limerick was a very good runner. He was a good mile runner. He won many a cup for it. Con Leahy of Creguane was a famous jumper He was able to jump six ft & a half
Tim Leahy of Creguane was also a good jumper.
John Cronin of Lisculane Co. Cork was a good mower. He was able to cut an acre in a day. Dan Leary of Ballinagoul Co Limerick was also a good mower. He was able to cut an acre in a day
Mr. Flanagan of Kilmallock Co.Limerick was very strong. He was able to lift an hundred
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2020-04-03 00:19
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There was a man buried last week in Shanballymore named O Regan. In his youth he was a great weight-thrower. He used to throw the half hundred-weight over a bar sixteen feet high.
There is a man living in (Newtown) Milford named O'Connor who is a great Marathon runner. That man was a very good runner and he beat many other good runners in the district. The last race he won was from Ráthluirc Post Office to Milford Post Office and he did it in 38 eight minutes.
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2020-04-03 00:19
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A few years ago a man lived in Ráth Luirc. He was a great man to use a scythe. He cut an acre of hay in the day. He had competition with another man and he beat him. The man's name was Patrick O Leary.
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2020-04-03 00:18
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John Madigan was the best runner in the district of Ballyagran. He lived about a mile at the other of Ballyagran. He used to run from Ballyagran to Ráthluirc in three-quarters of an hour.
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2020-04-03 00:18
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Some time ago there lived a man in Kiskeam Co, Cork named Donal O Keeffe. He was a wonderful runner and jumper. He was nick-named Domhnall Á Cásga. He owned some land in North Cork and refused to acknowledge the English authority. His lands were taken from him and he became and outlaw. He was to be married to a girl name Margaret Kelly. She took a bribe from an English officer and told where he was hiding. He lived in caves in different parts of the country and on being discovered in one near Kiskeam he ran to Gortmore near Mallow a distance of about thirty miles jumping the Blackwater at a place where it was about thirty feet wide. He was pursued by English
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 00:17
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In the village of Churchtown there once lived a parish priest named Father Blake. One cold evening during the month of March Fr. Blake was out for a walk. He met a man working on the road "Good evening Mike" said Fr. Blake "Isnt it very cold out here" "It is Fr." said Mike " and tis[?] a very blake road".
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2020-04-03 00:17
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A farmer lived in Castletown long ago. He had an only son who joined the army. After a little while he got sorry and asked his father to buy him out, the father consulted the parish priest what he should so. The parish priest said to leave him there for a few years as it would only make a man of him. The father got and dies. The son came home again and he met the parish priest. The parish priest said to him, "You ought to be very thankful to your father for leaving you you so well off in the world and you ought to get masses said for him". The son said he did not believe in Masses at all. The parish priest asked why he did not believe in Masses. The son said "If he is in Heaven, he does not want
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-03 00:16
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What is it that's in a car it is no good to the car and the car can't go without it?
Ans. Noise.
What is the last thing you take off when your going to bed?
Ans. Your feet off the floor.
What kicks without leg's?
Ans. A gun.
Why does a hen peg a pot?
Ans. Because she can't lick it.
Cut a piece off of it and it will be long enough?
Ans A grave.
What makes more noise than two pigs
Ans 3 pigs
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2020-04-03 00:16
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"Why is a lobster like bread in the sea"?
Ans Because it is bred in the sea.
What smells most in a Chemist shop?
Ans. Your nose.
What tree is like a cigarette?
Ans The ash.
What does a sailor lose every time he goes to sea?
Ans. Sight of land.
What has a head but no face?
Ans. A match.
What is it a black hen can do and a white hen can't?
Ans A black hen can lay a white egg and a white hen can't lay a black egg.
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2020-04-03 00:15
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"What is it that a train has, it is no use to the train and yet the train can't go without it?
Ans Noise.
"What head has no eyes"?
Ans A head of cabbage.
"What three letters can turn a girl into an old woman"?
Ans Age A-g-e
"What word of six letters, and it you take away three there's ten left?
Ans lis-ten
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2020-04-03 00:15
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Once upon a time there lived in Co Cork a Protestant Minister who had but one servant. Now it happened that he got a severe cold and he could not attend his services.
So he told his servant to put on his vesments and to go into the pulpit and to say what ever he told him to say, after him. Then he told him to say "Abraham was born in Egyppt." The servant went out and said "Abraham was born an ediot" Then the minister told him to say "Abraham made atonement for the sins of his people". The servant said "Abraham made toe ointment for the sins of his people." O you fool you spoiled it all"
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2020-04-03 00:13
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There was a butcher of sorts living in Kilfinane and he had the carcass of an old cow hanging out for sale. A mother and daughter were passing and the daughter said to the mother "thats good beef, we will take a piece of it when we're going home." The mother drew a ring off her finger and looked through it at the beef and handed it to the daughter to look through it. It wasn't the carcass of an old cow they saw but the body of an elderly man with his feet handing to the crook. He was hanging head downwards. He had about half a foot of beard between fair and grey hanging from his chin. The mother said to the daughter then "Norry will we buy the meat" "Come on mother", said the daughter, "we'll go home the other road: They never passed that house after.
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2020-04-03 00:02
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that day because of the fright he got. He went down to Father Bourke that day. One of the brothers believed him and went with him that very day to the priest. Those two became Catholics. The third brother remained a Protestant and all his family and descendants up to the present day.
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2020-04-02 23:59
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There was a lady here (Kilfinane) long ago and she was a proselytiser. She was running around giving soup and every thing to the poor to draw them into her own net and the Priest met her one day a curate Fr. Bourke. He asked her which would she rather to be standing on her legs in hell or on her head. She said she would rather be standing on her legs and he told her it would be on her legs she would be standing. Her father lived Rockmills and he was a proselytiser too. There was a Protestant man here walking after his cows one fine sunny day in Summer. He looked up and saw over his head two eagles dragging the old gentleman and drawing him from each other and tossing him up in the air. He thought that it was the way the eagles met this old man outside and picked him up. He ran away down to the daughter and told her to send up her men to his field that there were two eagles dragging her father from each other and if they didnt hurry on they would have him killed. He had the message barely delivered at the door when there was a messenger in front the fathers place to say that he was dead. This Protestant man went to two brothers that he had and told them the story and also told them that he was going into the Catholic Church
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2020-04-02 23:39
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William Massey of Massey Lodge Aherloe. He was a man that was supposed to be possessed and when he died the horses would not draw. There were farmers and labourers and gentlemen trying to pull the hearse when the horses would not and they couldn't stir it. There was a little woman in the yard in charge of the fowl and she approached one of the gentlemen and said "if I brought a bowl of Holy water sir would you let me throw it on the horses and on the hearse". He said he would if he thought it would do any good. She brought the holy water and shook it on the horses and on the hearse and they walked down to Duntrileague[?] quiet soberly[?] with their cargo.
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2020-04-02 23:29
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May day games were held in the green in Hospital Co Limerick. They used have a pole dressed and they used be dancing round the pole at about twelve o'clock noon a cloud hung over the green. The sky was clear everywhere but in that one spot and after a short time one of the girls was drawn away out of the centre of the crowd and they shouted for Ned Real he being the tallest man there to drawn her back. She was gone too far and they remained standing for about an hour looking up at the spot where she was taken to in the hope that she would be let down again. She wasnt let down but a white pettitcoat that she was wearing was dropped down and a burned hole in it about the size of a crown piece. She was never seen or heard of. An old woman that lived in the place said that if they had the courage of taking the petticoat and burning it that she would be let down again but no one had and the petticoat remained there. She was never seen or heard of after. She was a servant that was in the village. There were never May Day games held there afterwards.
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2020-04-02 23:27
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The minor Gubbins house in Kilfrush was haunted. A new servant maid came there and the rest of the maids were going out to a party the night she came. She was not included in the invitation as she was only after coming. She went to bed and they locked the kitchen door and took
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2020-04-02 23:26
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Some years ago a Thomas Tobin from Laurencetown grand-father to the collector of these stories went to help a friend of his cutting the hay near Tipperary. He carried Thomas Bullman with him. When the hay was cut my grandfather and Bullman late one night started the homeward journey. On their way way home they went under a tree to take shelter from the torrents of rain. It seemed that they dozed and when they woke up they were standing at the entrance of a house and funny looking people dancing in the kitchen. All of a sudden it stopped and they were to come to the fire but a girl who was different from the rest said let them where they are and they were left there. Then they were asked to partake of food and drink which was placed before them. The same girl whispered to my grandfather and Tom Bullman not to touch anything and they did not. They remembered nothing until next morning when they awoke the road was covered with floods and
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2020-04-02 00:12
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2020-04-02 00:11
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Once a beggar told a woman that I know a true story about three men who lived long ago. This is the way he told it. Once there lived three men named, Hudden, Dudden and Daniel O Leary. Hudden and Daniel despised Dudden so one day they thew him into the sea. But somebody pulled him out and told him to mind a herd of cattle, while he was minding them he met Hudden and Danial they asked him where did he get the cows, he said he got them in the sea, They asked Hudden to bring them to the sea. When they reached the sea Hudden threw Daniel in but he said he was drowning. Then Hudden told Dudden to jump in. When he jumped in he could not get out. Then Hudden went off and spent all the money that three had saved
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2020-04-02 00:03
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The village that I am living in is called Newtown. There is population of three hundred people and about five hundred people in the whole parish. There is about twenty nine houses in the village. There is a man living in Newtown who is good at Irish. He is a shoemaker / He uses a lot of Irish words. He is a fairly good man at Irish. When he is talking about the parts of a boot he always says the meaning in Irish. Most of the houses are slated and thatched.
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2020-04-01 23:58
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A man named Mouseen comes around slling laces, studs, buttons, broches, handkerchiefs safety pins, tie pins, combs, hair brushes polish, mirrors and pictures. He is a small man. He walks around with a bag on his back He is gathering horses hair and we are always looking out for him because he would leave you pick anything out of his bag if you gave him horses hair. He was called Mouseen because he is so small.
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2020-04-01 23:54
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living by going from house to house begging alms such as, money and food. One day he came to our house and knocked at the door with his stick. I went out and opened the door and se's Jack "One Halfpenny," One halfpenny, One halfpenny". My mother gave him one penny. Jack sleeps in any old barn or shed he sees on the road.
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2020-04-01 23:52
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The beggars that I know around this district are Paddy Lynch, Tom Mc Carthy and Old Jack Donohue.
Paddy Lynch goes around from house to house selling boot-laces, tie pins, small combs and broaches which he has packed neatly in a small case. He also had a little bag in which he carries food.
Tom Mc Carthy earn's his living by singing in the streets. One day he came to our house and asked for something to eat. We were just having our dinner and mother gave him potatoes, meat and cabbage. Tom told us he sleeps in a caravan by the road-side.
Old Jack Donohue so called because he is very old. He earns his
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2020-04-01 23:45
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2020-04-01 23:45
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There are two holy wells in the parish of Ballyagran. St Gobnait well. A woman carried water from St Gobnait's well many years ago. She could not boil the water, and it is said that the well removed that night. A woman quiet near the well began to bleed from her nose. She sent one of the servants to the for moss. When the servant came home with the moss. She put it to the woman's nose and immediately the blood stopped.
Our Lady's well
Our Lady's well is quiet near Ballyagran. Many people go there the 15th of August to take away sores or cuts from their faces. Mr O Brine Ballyagran had a very sore face and he was cured. People pay rounds all day on the 15th of August.
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2020-04-01 23:40
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It is now nearly fifty years ago since a factory at Coolbawn near Freemount closed down. Thread and cloth used to be made from flaw, and woollen thread and flannel from wool at this mill.
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2020-04-01 23:38
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ed it very much. There is also St Benjamins well in Tullyease. The pattern day is on the 18th of February. There is also many rounds paid there that day. St Ita's well in Killeedy is another holy well. There is a beautiful statue of St Ita near the the well and near the Abbey where it is said she lived long ago. St John the Baptist well near Castletown. St Malo near Kilmallock. Those are the only wells I know.
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2020-04-01 23:33
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There are many holy wells in Ireland But the only ones I know of are Our Lady;s well of Castletown. The pattern day is on the 15th of August. The well is decorated with flowers. There is a lovely altar of Our Lady with blue glass around it. Any amount of people pay rounds during that day and on other of her feast days. There is always hurling matches and gymnastics and other games on that day. in the hurling field in honour of her feast day. I was there last year and I enjoy-
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2020-04-01 23:29
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because an old woman washed clothes in it three times. This well is surrounded by stones. Once the owner of the field drew water for to boil and it would only heat-up but it would never boil. The pattern day is held on the feast of St Leonard.
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2020-04-01 23:27
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because an old woman washed clothes in it three times. This well is surrounded by stones. Once the owner of the field drew water for to boil and it would only hear-up but it would never boil. The pattern day is held on the feast of St Leonard.
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2020-04-01 23:26
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There is a holy well in Fleming's field near Newtown. The name of the well is St Leonard's well. It is for the eyes. A woman from the west came to the well and was cured and her sight came back in her eye's again. She was asked what told her of the well and she said she dreamt it. It was said she saw St Leonard in the dream and he washing people's eye's. She made a search and found it. The well was first in the Church-yard. and was removed
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2020-04-01 23:20
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legs called a Spansel the way she would not spill the milk. The cow gets hay in the winter. People long used to put up medals in the cowshed for luck.
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2020-04-01 23:19
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I live not very far from a farm. I know nearly every animal on that farm There are the names of the animals, the Cows, the Horses the Bull, the Sheep, the Calves the Pigs, the Goats, the Dogs, and the cat
The Cow is a very useful animal. She is milked every morning and evening. When the farmer is bringing in the cow he says h-aba, h-aba, h-aba and all the cows will go into the house to be milked. When they go into the house the man bales[?} the cows. And when he is milking the cow he puts a thing around her
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2020-04-01 23:13
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every Wednesday and Friday night of the year. I think this is a fable.
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2020-04-01 23:12
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There are not many fort's around our home district except a few. There is one in Rathmorgan by the name of Rathmorgan fort. Ther is another fort about a half a mile from that but there is no name in it but it is in Joe Carrols land and there is a double ditch going from one to another. One of there fort's is about two miles from Ráth-luirc and the other about three miles from Ráthluic. Long ago there used to be a light seen in the Rathmorgran fort.
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2020-04-01 23:07
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2020-04-01 23:07
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A cow is one of the most useful animal a farmer has. She gives milk morning and evening. The house she sleeps in the winter months is called a cow house. When she sleeps in the cow house she is always tied. When the cows would be coming home in the evening to be milked you would hear the servant saying habha-habha. When they are stalled the servants come to milk them. Some cows are very quiet and some are very cross. All the wicked cows must be spancled or they would spill the milk. When the servant is calling the cows he says hub, hub, hub. When my father is trying to catch the horses he say's brea, brea, brea,. When the boy is calling the calves he says suck, suck,suck.
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2020-04-01 23:00
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There are a lot of forts in Araglass. There are three forts in Mr. D Hooper's land
Killabraher, means the hill of killings, Bualard, means the high milking bane[?]. Fiddane, Cooline, Cherry hill Clonkeen, Ardglass, Ardneehy, Ballymoran, Oakfront, Ballypierce, Barna, Corrough, Killaree means the Church of the King. Long ago when King Charles was reigning in England. The man that was banishing the Catholics out of Kildare wrote to him to tell him he had the Catholics banished and he sent his son to Killaree. The house that Mick Sheehan is living in now was a Protestant Church that time and there Charles's
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2020-04-01 22:52
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Ballinakill is my native place. It was called Ballinakill because there was a wood around there and Baile is town and na kill is of the wood.
Newtown Shandrum is the nearest village to me. It was called Newtown Shandrum because there was a village over at Shandrum grave yard and then they built a new one and they called it Newtown Shandrum.
There is another place near me called Cluanlee. It was called Cluanlee because when a meadow grow's there the top of the hay would be gray and cluan is meadow. The grey meadow.
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2020-04-01 22:46
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is near Newtown. There is a very deep dike around it. It is said that there was gold dug there.
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2020-04-01 22:45
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The names of the fort's around my district are Corrough fort, Coughlan's fort. It is surrounded by a big dike and bushes. It is in the townland of Clonleigh near Newtown. Killaree fort is a very big fort. It is surrounded by trees and bushes. It is in the townland of Killaree. It is near Newtown. Corrough fort is surrounded by a big dike. It is said that their was a witch living there. There is a fort in my land called Clonleigh fort. There is funny trees in it. It
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2020-04-01 00:26
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Boherbue The Yellow Road
Killacolla The Church of Sleep
Ballysally The town of the Sally's
Gurtroe The red field
Ballygran The mouth of the gravel ford
Killgobnat The Church of Gobnat
Cappinahane The place of the Small Stream
Gurteen The little bog
Gurtmor The big Bog
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-01 00:22
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son said Mass in order of the banishing of the Catholics
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2020-04-01 00:20
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In the winter if a cold wind blows from the North and dark clouds in the sky, there is sure to be a fall of snow
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2020-04-01 00:19
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When dark clouds rise in the sky to the South or West, with a strong wind blowing, it is a sure sign of rain.
If the moon is surrounded with a haze or halo there is rain coming.
When the sun sets with a coppery colour, it is also a sign of rain.
When swallow's fly low, skimming the fields it is a sign of wet weather.
If the stars twinkle a lot, of a bright night there is a storm coming.
When the sun sets encircled in banks of black clouds it is usually a forecast of a storm.
When the sun goes down in a rich, red glow, and the swallows fly high, there is fine warm weather to come.
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2020-04-01 00:12
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When the clouds seem like wool-packs sign of rain.
When the sun seems dull it is the sign of rain.
When the moon is clouded and watery sign of rain.
When there is a lot of stars in the sky it is the sign of frost.
When crows go twirling above in the air it is the sign of a storm.
When the cat sits near the fire sign of rain
When the sky is red in the evening it is a sign of frost.
When the dog eats grass sign of rain.
When the swallow's fly low sign of rain.
When the ducks go screecking about the place sign of rain.
When you see the rainbow in the sky sign of shower's
When you see a sidhe gaoithe sign of fine weather.
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2020-04-01 00:05
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When the sky is black and cloudy it is a sure sign of rain.
When there is a halo around the moon it is a sure sign of rain.
It the wind blow's from the South-West there will be rain. From the East the weather will be dry and cold.
When a storm is coming all the animals seek shelter.
When the swallow's are flying low there will be rain.
If the animals start roaring and lowing it is the sign of rain.
If the river's make a loud noise there will be rain. And if they only make a little noise the weather will be fine.
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A lot of people left this district and went to America
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house with the sick animal she will be cured in the morning.
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There are several cure's which can be got from herbs and weed's. The old people say that these cures are very good and they also say that in olden times the people were as easily cured as they are now by doctors. It is said that a dock-leaf can cure the sting of a nettle. Another cure is that chicken week can cure whooping cough. Dandelions are very good of a persons liver. A cure for sick cattle is that if twelve irons are put in the fire one of them is thown away and the eleven more put in the
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The cures that I know of are very few. A dock-leaf is a good cure for nettle burn. A dandelion is a very good cure for a wart. If you got a big cut, a it was bleeding very bad, to pour parraffin oil in to the cut it would help to stop the blood of flowing. Parriffin oil is also a good cure for chilblains. The milk that the ferret leaves after him is a great cure for the whooping cough. Whiskey is a cure for toothache.
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2020-03-31 23:50
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Rath luirc and so is Callaghan. The Scanlan family are well known around the district and are Murphy's.
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2020-03-31 23:48
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The name of my town-land is Ráth-luirc. There are over 600 houses around the district and there was only about 400 here before. Most of the houses are slated. There is a fair share of people over 70 years of age, there is; Mr. Flynn of Newline who can talk the Irish language, John Collins of Broghill who can also speak the Irish language, Mr. Cagney of Smiths Lane, Mrs. Dwane of Chapel Street who can also talk Irish, Mr. Allen of Buttevant Road, and Mr. O Callaghan.
Ryans are very common names around
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2020-03-31 23:43
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Mc Carthy's and Jones are the most common names around this district. There are not any ruins around the district. In the east of the district there is ruin called Kilmallock Abbey. There are a lot of double-ditches leading to and from Moats around Garrienderk.
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2020-03-31 23:39
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ditch, when he had passed a large white-thorn tree, he looked around and he saw a woman dressed in white walking long side him he was just going to say "Hello" when something stopped him. She walked with him as far as where another double-ditch crossed the one they were on. The crossing was a very dark spot called the black-corner There the woman turned to the left and vanished into the trees. As he said himself "You may bet I did not look back until I reached my own door"
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2020-03-31 23:34
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Garrienderk is a townland situated about 1½ miles from Ráth-luirch. The old way of spelling the district was, Garryderk. There was about 30 houses in Garrienderk long ago now there are only 21 houses there. There are about 5 men over 70 there. They cannot speak Irish. One of there men is my Grand-Uncle. He once told me a story about a ghost and himself.
The Story of a Ghost.
One winters night when he was coming home from a wake of some woman of the district that was dead. He was walking along a double-
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2020-03-31 23:27
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the part's to the affected place this will take away the chilblains. A good cure for headache is a cup of strong tea with two slices of lemon in it. A cure for sore-throat is a gargle of salt and water and to drink this remedy. It is said that carigeen moss is a good cure for cold's. Dock-leaves is a cure for nettle-sting. To take a splinter from the finger place a bottle filled with hot water and place the finger to the neck of the bottle then the steam will draw out the splinter.
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2020-03-31 23:22
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Burns and scalds are cured by putting a pad soaked in Olive oil or Carron oil to the scalded or burned place. Dandelion is supposed to sure wort's and consumption. A most reliable cure for sunstroke is to pour cold water over chest, neck, and spine and to give plenty of fresh air. To cure toothache place some moist mustard behind the ear's this will take away the pain and cure the tooth. To cure chilblains take an onion and cut it in two halves place one of
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2020-03-31 23:17
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sting.
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2020-03-31 23:16
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There are many amount of cure's in those plants that grow in the field's. Long ago these plants were used as cure's. But nowaday's people know nothing about them, unless the herbalist's who practice on them. The ribbon grass cure's worm's in children. The dandelion cure's some kidney trouble. The clock dandelion cure's warts. The dock leaf cure's a burn of a nettle. The chickenweed cure's some sore's. The garlic is good for keeping away the blackleg from cattle. There is a cure for rheumatism in the nettle, and if people use three meals of them during the month of May they will never get any sickness during the year. The white of an egg is good for a
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2020-03-31 23:04
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I am living in Buttevant,There are about three hundred houses in it. There are a lot more houses in it now than long ago. Most of the houses in Buttevant are slate. Buttevant got its name from the French word Bouteg an avant which means advance forward. There are several ruins in Buttevant, and they are. The old mill, and the abbey. A lot of people used to go to America but they all go to England now.
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2020-03-31 22:59
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A Funny Story
A long time ago in the 17th. century a Protestant Minister got a sore throat and it was so bad that he could not speak to the people, and as his servant boy was tall and well built like himself the Minister decided to dress him up in his own clothes.
When the Sunday came he sat down inside the pulpit and said to the servant boy: "say Abraham was born in Egypt" and he said: "Abraham
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2020-03-31 00:16
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Scéal Grinn.
During a recent thunderstorm a family in Bruree got very frightened. The woman of the house sent her daughter up stairs for a picture of St Anthony. The girl was so frightened that she never looked at the picture but placed it on the window. They prayed to St. Antony to spare them through the night. In the morning the woman went to remove the picture off the window and found to her surprise an enlarged Photo of Mr. De Valera.
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2020-03-31 00:11
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A portion of the milk which a ferret lives after him is a cure for whooping cough
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2020-03-31 00:11
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a couple of times and putting in new hay.
It is said that the skin of a black cat is a great blister[?] for a horse
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2020-03-31 00:09
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Ainmhidhthe Allta.
There are a good number of foxes around Newtown parish He is the most cunning of all animals.
One morning when my father was just getting up he heard all the noise in the hen-house outside. He went out straight away and founs two hens dead and to his surprise he found the fox also dead as he thought. He then went in to tell the servant boy to bury him but when the boy went out the fox and one of the hens were gone. He was surprised and went in and told my father. They both went out in search of him but there was no trace of the fox.
There is one badger in our land and my father saw him taking out his bed of hay a
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2020-03-31 00:04
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dusk was falling my father with a couple of more men armed with guns waited in different parts of the field for the return of the foxes. When they were coming one man signaled to the other men to get ready. The foxes on hearing the signal turned off in a different direction. The hunt had to be given up
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2020-03-31 00:00
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About a year ago I saw a fox Showing great cuteness. There was a nest of foxes in our land. A big crowd came one day with dogs to kill the foxes. There were two young ones in the nest & when routed out were killed. The two old foxes were absent but when
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2020-03-30 23:58
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Ainmhidhthe Alla.
Once upon a time there was a big trap set for a fox One night the fox came near the trap. He came over near it When he saw it he ran off and got a big stone. He rolled the stone over near the trap and dropped it into it.
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2020-03-30 23:56
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in the summer he gathers them and stores them for the winter. The fox is a very harmful animal as he destroys fowl of all kinds. He is also a very cute animal. This man had a young fox and when he would give the fox a bit of bread he would shove out to the side of the run and when the hen would come she would put her head in to get the piece of bread the fox would bite her head off.
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2020-03-30 23:51
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ground and sleeps in it for the winter.
The weasel is a very wild animal. He kills all kinds of young fowl and fights to death. The otter is to be found in banks of rivers and like the badger his skin is very valuable. The ferret is a very small animal and kills rabbits and fowl. It is said that if you give a ferret milk to drink, whatever he leaves is a cure for hooping cough. The hare is good game. His nest is found in a bunch of rushes or in the back of a ditch. There is soup made from his flesh. The rabbit lives in a burrow and it is great sport to go hunting rabbits on a Sunday. The squirrel lives in the trunk of a tree He is a very clever animal when the nuts are plentiful
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2020-03-30 23:42
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Ainmhidhthe Allta.
The wild animals in our district are, the fox the badger, the weasel, the otter, the ferret, the hare the rabbit and the squirrel.
It is said that the fox is a very cute animal. When he is being hunted he will sit down and find out what way the wind is blowing or if he meets a slant[?] tree he will climb it to save himself.
It is said that the badger is one of the seven sleepers. In summer he builds his nest in a ditch or in a bank of a river. When the badger has her young ones reared she stays with the fox. The fox feeds the badger and the badger cleans out the foxes den. In November the badger makes a hole in the
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2020-03-30 23:30
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45. Men will never learn to do a thing if they do not do it theirselves.
46. The help of god is nearer than the door.
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2020-03-30 23:28
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Proverbs.
33 You cannot make a hill without a hollow.
34 The longer you live the more you hear.
35 You can't put hair on a bald mans head.
36 Never put off till to morrow what you can do today.
37. It is better to wear out shoes than sheets.
38. Better is an ass that speaks well than a prophet that speaks ill.
39. A Knave is one Knave but a fool is many.
40. Wide will wear, but tight will tare.
41. A half a loaf is better than no bread.
42. He that is stung by a serpent is afraid of a rope.
43. Rome was not built in a day.
44. The best throw of the dice is to throw it away.
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2020-03-30 23:22
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Proverbs
17 You will never miss the water till the wells runs dry.
18 A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
19 A penny saved in a penny gained.
20 A rolling stone gathers no moss.
21 Save the hay while the sun shines.
22 It is never too late to learn.
23 No news is goo news.
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25 Look before you leap.
26 Never judge the book by the cover.
27 Sleep is the image of death.
28 When your neighbours house is on fire take care of your own.
29 It is the last straw that breaks the camels back.
30 When the cat is out the mouse can dance.
31 You cannot get blood out of a turnip.
32 Don't throw away the dirthy water untill you have the clean water in.
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2020-03-30 23:16
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Proverbs.
1 " A drink for the thirst that did not come yet" as a drunken said when buying a drink the following morning.
2 The best hurler is always on the ditch.
3 Too many cooks spoil the broth.
4 Many hands make light work.
5 An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
6 A lie has no legs.
7 Old friends are better than new friends.
8 Spare the rod and spoil the child.
9 Live horse and you will get grass.
10 Empty vessels make most noise.
11 Blood is thinker than water.
12 A watched pot never boils.
13 The longest way round is the shortest way home.
14 The rainy day is not the day for thatching.
15 Far away cows wear long horns.
16 A shut mouth catches no flies.
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2020-03-30 00:39
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Old Schools.
and so had a class of thirty. He used to teach them in a wood near his house. He succeded in his task for three years.
One day some yeomanry were hunting in the wood. They saw him, and arrested him. He was tried and hanged in Cork gaol.
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2020-03-30 00:36
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Old Schools.
About one-hundred and fifty years ago the Irish people could not practice their religion. Catholic Schools were done away with, and boys or girls could not go to school except to a Protestant school. Priests were killed in great numbers and Churches and houses were burned to the ground.
Just a few miles to the South of Charleville at that time lived a young man named Harry Burke. He was a very good scholar. He had compassion on the little children who could not even bless themselves. He therefore made up his mind to try and teach them something.
He began
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[cutting from Ireland's Own, dated 26 May 1934]
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[cutting from Ireland's Own, dated 26 May 1934]
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2020-03-30 00:29
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some herself opposite him but the Irish had stout hearts and could not be overcome
It so happened that she was found in her home one Friday with a bone stuck in her throat. She was dead. Some people say that this was a judgement from God.
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some herself opposite him but the Irish had stout ...[text obscured]... overcome.
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2020-03-30 00:18
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In the Penal Times
About one hundred years ago there lived, to the west of Charleville, an English woman, who was very unscrupulous. She was a protestant and every day she used to go round this parish offering the people bribes to become protestants.
But she failed every time. When the famine came she had nothing to worry about because she had plenty of every thing. The people were dying everywhere of hunger and cold and when she would see them she would offer them food and heat to become protestants.
She would go out especially on Fridays. If she saw any poor wretch dying by the ditch she would go over to him and put a bone of boiling meat under his nose to try and tempt him to break the law of abstinence. Then she would eat
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2020-03-30 00:10
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he was hidden. He died inside and his ghost was seen in the house every night. Not long after a priest was brought to bless the house. His body was taken out and was buried.
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2020-03-30 00:09
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Inn the Penal Times.
During the penal times priests were hunted out of the country. They were not allowed to say mass. Once in the penal times near Charleville a priest was running from the soldiers when a messenger came and told him that his mother was dying.
He immediately went home with the last blessing and the last Sacraments to his mother. When he had given the last blessing to his mother he heard the soldiers outside the house.
There was a loft in the side of the wall and there was a trap door going into it. When the soldiers were going into the house he went into the loft and the door snapped. When he went to some out he found the door was locked.
His mother died before she could tell the people where
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2020-03-29 23:51
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A Collection of Riddles.
Answer − One cannot go to sea and the other cannot see to go.
46. Tis under the water and tis over the water and it never touches the water.
Answer − The moon in a well.
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2020-03-29 23:48
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A Collection of Riddles.
with.
Answer − With your eyes.
40. Why does not a clock strike thirteen?
Answer − Because it has not the face to do it.
41. What city in Ireland can be put in to bottle?
Answer − Cork.
42. The man that made it never wore it, the man that wore it never saw it.?
Answer − A Coffin.
43. What is the difference between an schoolteacher and a train driver.?
Answer − One trains the mind and the other minds the train.
44. What is the difference between a soldier and a lady?
Answer − One powders the face and the other faces the powder.
45. Whats the difference between a blind man and a sailor in prison.
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A Collection of Riddles.
always up to its face.
33. Tis as round as an apple as deep as a cup all the kings in Ireland could not pick it up.?
Answer − A well of water.
34. I have a little white house and it is full of meat, it has no doors nor windows to let me in to eat it?
Answer − An egg.
35. Two legs up and two legs down, soft in the middle and hard round.?
Answer - A bed.
36. What smells most in a perfume shop?
Answer − Your nose.
37. Why do people go to bed?
Answer − Because the bed will not come to them.
38. Tis in, tis out, tis like a trout, tis slippery wet and greasy.
Answer − Your tongue.
39. What do you see people drinking soup
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2020-03-29 23:34
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A Collection of Riddles.
field and when you lift his hand, his nose will bleed.?
Answer − A pump.
27. What part of a cow goes over a ditch first.?
Answer − Her breath.
28. Why does a hen go over a ditch.?
Answer − Because she can't go under it.
29. When is a storekeeper above his business.?
Answer − When he sleeps over his store.
30. What makes more noise than a pig under a gate?
Answer − Two pigs
31. Why did the thunder clap?
Answer − Because it saw the lightening play.
32. Whats the shiest thing in the world?
Answer − A clock because its hands are
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A Collection of Riddles.
and whips the cream.
20. Why should you carry a watch when crossing a desert.?
Answer − Because it has a spring in it.
21. Why is a carpenter like a barber.?
Answer − Because he deals in shavings.
22. If you went up on the roof of a house and slipped what would fall against?
Answer − Your will.
23. On what toe does a corn never come?
Answer − The mistletoe.
24. What is the difference between an old penny and a new shilling.?
Answer − Eleven pence.
25. What difference is there between the North pole and the South pole.?
Answer − The World of difference.
26. A man standing in the middle of a
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A collection of Riddles
Answer − A three-foot rule.
13. What Banks have no money?
Answer − The river banks.
14. Why does the hen peck the pot.?
Answer − Because she can't lick it.
15. Why does the cow look over the ditch?
Answer − Because she can't look under it.
16. Under the fire, over the fire and never touches the fire.?
Answer − A cake in a bastable.
17. What is it the poor man has, the rich man wants, the miser spends, the spendthrift spares.?
Answer − nothing.
18. It's as black as ink, as white as milk, and it hops on the road like hailstones.?
Answer − A Magpie.
19. Why is a cook cruel?
Answer − Because she beats the eggs
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2020-03-29 23:07
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A Collection of Riddles.
read all over, what is it?
Answer − A news paper.
7. Which is the bigger Mr. Bigger or his little son?
Answer − His little son because he is a little bigger.
8. It sits at the Fire with 300 eyes on it, what is it?
Answer − A pot of soup.
9. Where was Moses when the lights went out?
Answer − In the dark.
10. If a white stone fell in to the blue sea what would happen to it.?
Answer − It would get wet.
11. What is it that grows larger the more you take from it.?
Answer − A Hole in the ground.
12. What is it that has three feet but no legs.?
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2020-03-29 22:59
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A Collection of Riddles.
I got these riddles from my Grandmother −
1.. What goes around the house and stands in the corner?
Answer − A brush.
2. What goes up when the rain comes down?
Answer − An Umbrella.
3. Why is not a half-crown pleasing to a king?
Answer − Because it is only half-a-crown.
4. There is a little red man he stands by the wall, he eats all he gets but drinks little at all. What is it?
Answer − The Fire.
5. It is put on the table it is cut but never eaten, what is it.?
Answer − A pack of cards.
6. It is black it is white it is
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2020-03-29 22:46
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A Funny Story.
About twelve years ago there lived near Charleville a man named Bill Linnane. He was very careless about his work and he often lost his job on account of his carelessness. Once he worked on the farm of a very tidy man who did not like him because he was so careless.
One day Bill was sent saving hay and he could not find his pike. The Farmer came out and when he saw Bill looking for the pike he was angry and he said "Bill why don't you put things where you will get them like a clerk in an office. He keeps his pencil over one ear, his pen over the other and his note books in his top pocket.
"Well" "said Bill" "Would'n't I look nice with the pike over one of my ears, the rake over the other and the ass and car hanging out of my top pocket."
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2020-03-28 00:18
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The Soldier's Pond.
(Situated near Love Lane, Clybee, Charleville Co Cork)
In Clybee near Love Lane there is a pond called the "Soldier's Pond". Long ago when British soldiers were billeted in Fort St, George The Turrets, Charleville. One evening a soldier and his sweetheart went for a walk.
They had a quarrel and during the quarrel they were passing the bank of this pond. She in a fit of anger got behind him and shoved him into the pond. He was drowned. Ever since it is called the "Soldiers Pond"
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2020-03-28 00:11
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that the man who would try to raise the flagstone off the pump would lose his life.
After some years the castle fell and Mr. Quaine sold the stones of it. No trace of the castle can now be seen. Nobody every tried to discover the treasure because the price was too high, - "Death"
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2020-03-28 00:08
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Hidden Treasure.
At the time of the Danes in Ireland there lived in Kilmallock a man named Friana[?]. He was very wealthy and he feared the Danes very much. So one night when all was still he made away from the abbey in which he lived carrying with him three jennet loads of gold which he buried near a castle in Cregane, Charleville.
Hundreds of years later the land on which stood the great castle became the property of Mr. Donald Quaine. One day as Mr. Quaine was digging near the castle he found the bones of a man. Hr dug them up, and buried then in a more suitable place.
That night as he lay awake in bed, the man whose remains he had buried, appeared to him and told him that gold was buried in a pump near the castle. He also told him who buried it and why he had buried it but he also said
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He had gone down about three feet deep when struck something hard with the spade. He got it up after great work. He took it up in his hands and was surprised to see it was an iron box with the spade and found a box of jewels and diamond necklaces and such like
He met Mr. Murphy on the following day and told him his story. Mr. Murphy sent the jewels to England and got £50,000 for them. He gave £500 to Mr. Jones for his trouble.
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2020-03-27 23:51
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Hidden Treasure.
Forty years ago there lived in Charleville a farmer named John Murphy. His farm was a mile from the town of Charieville. He had a dairy man named Tom Jones to take care of it. On day the dairy man was cutting the corn when he noticed in by the banks of the ditch there was a big opening.
He let down the scythe and went towards the ditch. He looked inside the opening and found it was a cave. He entered the cave by way of a steel door. The cave extended a quarter of a mile in length and it was fourteen feet wide. When he came centre way he noticed an arrow mark in the wall and it was pointing down towards the ground. He was thinking for a long time and at last he upon a plan.
He went home. He said nothing to his wife about what he discovered. Next day he got a pick and a shovel and a spade. He went into the cave and started to dig.
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about an hour digging but got no treasure.
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2020-03-27 23:40
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Hidden Treasure.
A long time ago there lived a man named Lorc. He dwelt in Harrison's Place, Charleville in a fort. It was from him that the name Rathluirc is derived "Fort of Lorc. He was an Irish Chieftain and he was very rich. He had a lot of gold, silver, and jewellery hidden under the ground.
About two years ago a native of Charleville named Patrick Murphy was looking for mushrooms in the little field where the treasure was hidden. He was walking along the field and he put his foot on a spike that was coming up through the ground. It hurt him and he went back to see what it was.
When he went back be bent down to pick it up. When he picked it up he went home for a spade. He spent
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tried to get the treasure but failed to find out where it was. He died before he could tell them where the treasure is.
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came home he brought many jewels and precious stones with him. He had a big amount of them in the house. He kept his money also in the house because there were no banks at the time.
One night a stranger knocked at the door and asked for a nights lodgings. Patrick left him in and eventually they went to bed. In the middle of the night the stranger killed Patrick and his mother and took the money and the jewels. He buried them in a field a mile from the house, but the stranger never returned for them.
He became sick and confessed that he had murdered them. He was a Catholic.
Many people
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2020-03-27 23:21
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Hidden Treasure.
During the penal days nearly every young Irish man emigrated to America. Amongst those that went was Patrick McCarthy. He lived between Rathluirc and Buttevant.
When he was ten years of age, the English killed his father and so he had to work and earn a living for himself and his mother. When he was eighteen years he went to America.
He went searching for gold with many others. One day he discovered a gold mine in America. He became a millionaire and he resolved to come home to Ireland.
When he
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2020-03-27 23:15
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Hidden Treasure.
In a field in the farm of Mr D Quaine of Cregane, Charleville, there is one of the oldest graveyards in Ireland. It is said that there are precious stones hidden there.
It was said that they were hidden there hundreds of years ago. Nobody has ever tried to discover them because very few people know about it.
There are not headstones marking the graves now. It covers about one acre of land Nobody has been buried there for over one hundred years.
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2020-03-27 23:07
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lightning. It did a great amount of damage, so much so, that the electric light and the wireless could not be available during that time. In 1839 a great wind swept our country. It caused great damage to the west of Ireland especially around Galway. It actually forced the sea thirty miles inland sweeping homes and hay into other counties. It stripped houses and trees, and many animals died with sheer fright.
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roads, thereby rendering traffic impossible causing great danger with loss of lives in many cases. The animal life suffered considerably also as many sheep and lambs perished in this great catastrophe. The people in their terror began to despair and they prayed to the Lord who is always keeping vigil over His children to hear and save them, which undoubtedly He did as in the days of yore when He stilled the tempest for His Apostles.
There was a dreadful snow storm some years ago. It was so bad that the people were obliged to work with implements in order to remove the snow from their doors which rose to a height of two or three feet. Last year quite a number of cows and calves were killed by the thunder and
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2020-03-27 22:57
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Severe Weather.
In the month of February many years ago, a great storm arose continuing without a lull for three days and three nights which terrified all the people, leaving quite a vast number of them homeless. For some preceding days wild geese had been in large flights soaring in an unusual course, which incident was looked upon as a forerunner of an oncoming storm which inevitably followed a few days later. This storm or rather hurricane swept away roofs, chimney tops and windows from some people whilst from others, slates, iron, and hay sheds. It uprooted trees which were strewn across the
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Máire Ní Ríordáin,
Ráthmorgáin
Ráthluirch
Co Corcaighe
Furaireas an scéal seó ó
Bean Uí Riordáin
Ráthmorgáin
Ráthluirch
Co Corcaighe
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Daoine Cáileamhla[?]
There was a great number of famous athletes long ago. The only people around I know of are the Bresnahans of Castletown Conyers. Con Bresnahan was able to throw the half hundred 28 ft. It is said that he strained himself as he died a young man. His brother was a great runner and jumper. He is now the teacher in Castletown Conyers.
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weight over his head with ease.
Con Leahy of Creguane Co. Limerick was a good walker. He was able to walk four miles an hour with a weight on his back
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2020-03-27 00:02
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Daoine Cáileamhla[?]
Paddy Leahy of Creguane Co. Limerick was a very good runner. He was a good mile runner. He won many a cup for it. Con Leahy of Creguane was a famous jumper He was able to jump six ft & a half
Tim Leahy of Creguane was also a good jumper.
John Cronin of Lisculane Co. Cork was a good mower. He was able to cut an acre in a day. Dan Leary of Ballinagoul Co Limerick was also a good mower. He was able to cut an acre in a day
Mr. Flanagan of Kilmallock Co.Limerick was very strong. He was able to lift an hundred
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Daoine Cáileamhla[?]
There was a man buried last week in Shanballymore named O Regan. In his youth he was a great weight-thrower. He used to throw the half hundred-weight over a bar sixteen feet high.
There is a man living in (Newtown) Milford named O'Connor who is a great Marathon runner. That man was a very good runner and he beat many other good runners in the district. The last race he won was from Ráthluirc Post Office to Milford Post Office and he did it in 38 eight minutes.
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Once there lived a few miles outside Kilmallock a man named Tom O Flanagan. He was the world famous weight-thrower. He could throw 140 lbs at least 120 ft. He was never beaten. He died a few years ago. R.I.P.
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2020-03-26 23:46
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runner in the country. One day the two of them had a race and they were even's and one gave the other man £50.
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2020-03-26 23:45
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Long long ago there was a man living in the country. His name was John Barry. He was a great runner. One day as he was going through the woods the huntsmen followed him. He was too fast for them. When he went home he read in the newspaper that there was a great
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Daoine CáIleamhla[?]
A few years ago a man lived Ráthluirc. He was a great man to use a scythe. He cut an care of hay in the day. He had competition with another man and he beat him. The man's name was Patrick O Leary.
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A long time ago a man named Michael O'Connell, Ballyhea, Ráthluirc beat several men in a long jump. He was able to jump 22 feet and some inches.
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Daoine Cáileamhla[?]
John Madigan was the best runner in the district of Ballyagran. He lived about a mile at the other of Ballyagran. He used to run from Ballyagran to Ráthluirc in three-quarters of an hour.
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officers mounted on horses but they never overtook him. Unfortunately owing to the falseness of Margaret Kelly he was shot by the English officers. Never since then did any man run such a distance as Donal O Keeffe
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Daoine Cáileamhla[?]
Some time ago there lived a man in Kiskeam Co, Cork named Donal O Keeffe. He was a wonderful runner and jumper. He was nick-named Domhnall Á Cásga. He owned some land in North Cork and refused to acknowledge the English authority. His lands were taken from him and he became and outlaw. He was to be married to a girl name Margaret Kelly. She took a bribe from an English officer and told where he was hiding. He lived in caves in different parts of the country and on being discovered in one near Kiskeam he ran to Gortmore near Mallow a distance of about thirty miles jumping the Blackwater at a place where it was about thirty feet wide. He was pursued by English
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were sending for help but no use. It cracked and flamed and the place was so terrible that the people of the country side through the whole of Kilbreedy was in a blaze. It lasted the whole night and people were coming at every hour. This caused great fuss. They had to stand there in a plight handless till it was all over. So that is the danger of a lighted cigarette forgotten to be quenched.
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leave the house straight. The poor girl could not help him but the grief of the mother was so terrible that she had to go. My father told me of another sad story of a burning. It happened many years ago. The name is Mrs Brian Kilbreedy Kilmallock. It happened that a lighted cigarette was left on the dressing table the curtain got into a blaze. It had gone a long way when they was it, but then they were too late it had caught to much of a hold. They
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2020-03-26 23:10
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the rain. He was with the maid in the yard and she doing her work. She did not notice him opening the gate and going out to the road and ran straight across to the other side. The river flowed by, he ran into it and was taken by the roaring flood for a quarter of a mile. The girl raced at the alarm and a friend ran along to a bend in the river and got him but he was then dead. The broken-hearted mother was in a dreadful plight. The girl had to
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2020-03-26 23:06
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Local Happenings.
My mother told me of a drowning that happened long of a little young lad named John O Mahoney Ballincolly Charleville, There was terrible rain all day and the house where the little lad lived was about a mile below the town of Charleville. The fall of the water from the town doubled with the heavy rain all day.
Outside his place was a river and it was swollen with
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2020-03-26 22:56
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the room. He went back for it and was just on the window sill on his way out with the money when the floor caved in. The house was burned to the ground before the brigade arrived.
When the late European war came to a close a plague visited our district. This was a kind of fever which originated in the soldier barracks and eventually spear[?] though the neighbourhood where a great number succumbed.
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the mighty stream. The little girl became panic stricken and ran immediately to call her mother who lived near by but before any assistance was available and his lifless body was later found further down the stream.
House burnings have been on the other hand more frequent. The following happened in the year 1932 in the same district as the drowning, Newtownbarry. The cause of this fire is unknown. When the alarm was given by some passersby the neighbours immediately set about phoning for the fire brigade and rescuing old Mr. Downey who had been asleep in the house. Having been successful in their efforts one of them remembered that some money had been left in
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Scéal Grinn.
In the village of Churchtown there once lived a parish priest named Father Blake. One cold evening during the month of March Fr. Blake was out for a walk. He met a man working on the road "Good evening Mike" said Fr. Blake "Isnt it very cold out here" "It is Fr." said Mike " and tis[?] a very blake road".
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2020-03-25 23:57
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them and if he is in hell they are no good to him and if he is in purgatory for a few years it will only make a man of him.
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Scéal Grinn.
A farmer lived in Castletown long ago. He had an only son who joined the army. After a little while he got sorry and asked his father to buy him out, the father consulted the parish priest what he should so. The parish priest said to leave him there for a few years as it would only make a man of him. The father got and dies. The son came home again and he met the parish priest. The parish priest said to him, "You ought to be very thankful to your father for leaving you you so well off in the world and you ought to get masses said for him". The son said he did not believe in Masses at all. The parish priest asked why he did not believe in Masses. The son said "If he is in Heaven, he does not want
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2020-03-25 23:48
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How many feet has sixty sheep a shepherd and his dog.?
Ans. 2 feet.
What part of a sheep goes out the gap first?
Ans. Her breath.
"Why does a cow look over a ditch."?
Ans Because she cant look under it.
What walks with four legs in the morning two legs in the middle of the day and three leg's in the evening.?
Ans A person first walks on his hands and feet when is fairly old he walks with this two feet and when he is very old he walk's with a stick.
The more you take out of it the larger it gets?
Ans. A well.
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2020-03-25 23:42
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Riddles
What is it that's in a car it is no good to the car and the car can't go without it?
Ans. Noise.
What is the last thing you take off when your going to bed?
Ans. Your feet off the floor.
What kicks without leg's?
Ans. A gun.
Why does a hen peg a pot?
Ans. Because she can't lick it.
Cut a piece off of it and it will be long enough?
Ans A grave.
What makes more noise than two pigs
Ans 3 pigs
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2020-03-25 23:37
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"Why is a boy with a sore throat like a a little pony"?
Ans Because he is a little hoarse,
What is boiled in a pound of salt and dont get salty?
Ans. An egg of course
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Riddles
"Why is a lobster like bread in the sea"?
Ans Because it is bred in the sea.
What smells most in a Chemist shop?
Ans. Your nose.
What tree is like a cigarette?
Ans The ash.
What does a sailor lose every time he goes to sea?
Ans. Sight of land.
What has a head but no face?
Ans. A match.
What is it a black hen can do and a white hen can't?
Ans A black hen can lay a white egg and a white hen can't lay a black egg.
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2020-03-25 23:30
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Riddles
"What is it that a train has, it is no use to the train and yet the train can't go without it?
Ans Noise.
"What head has no eyes"?
Ans A head of cabbage.
"What three letters can turn a girl into an old woman"?
Ans Age A-g-e
"What word of six letters, and it you take away three there's ten left?
Ans lis-ten
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2020-03-25 23:24
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The servant said to the people "O you fool you spilled it all."
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Scéal Grinn
Once upon a time there lived in Co Cork a Protestant Minister who had but one servant. Now it happened that he got a severe cold and he could not attend his services.
So he told his servant to put on his vesments and to go into the pulpit and to say what ever he told him to say, after him. Then he told him to say "Abraham was born in Egyppt." The servant went out and said "Abraham was born an ediot" Then the minister told him to say "Abraham made atonement for the sins of his people". The servant said "Abraham made toe ointment for the sins of his people." O you fool you spoiled it all"
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2020-03-25 23:17
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A fort can be seen in Mr, Drinan's of Barna, and long ago it was said that a puck-goat used to rise in theat fort and run across the field and up the road and dissappear in the cross at John Sheeghan's forge.
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Q. Why does a cow look over the ditch?
A. Because she could not look under it.
Q. I have a little house and a mouse could not fit in it and all the men in town could not count how many windows in it?
A. A thimble.
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floor all day but has no legs?
A. A brush.
Q. Twenty four white sheep standing in a stall up comes a red on and lick then all?
A. Your teeth and tongue.
Q. Up chip cherry, down chip cherry, all the men in Ireland could not catch chip cherry?
A. Smoke.
Q. Why does a hen pick a pot?
A. Because she could not lick it.
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goes down.
Q. What is the most dangerous time of the year?
A. Spring - because the cowslips about the bullrush is out and all the buds are shooting.
Q. Why is a vain young lady like a drunkard?
A. Because they are both fond of glass.
Q. Jenny in the ditch, Jenny out of the ditch if you near Jenny she will bite you?
A. A nettle.
Q. What goes round the
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Riddles.
Q. What is it - eight arms but no hand. A wooden leg, but cannot feel has no boots, but is shod with steel. A dress of silk with a belt all round the middle now can you guess this silly riddle?
A. An umbrella.
Q. When is a shoemaker dying?
A. When he is a shoemaker dying?
A. When he is preparing the sole for the last.
Q. What is the difference between a pill and a hill?
A. One goes up and the other
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A. The plane tree.
Q. When is a smack like a hat?
A. When it is felt.
Q. When is a soldier generous?
A. When he presents alms
Q. Why should Ireland soon be rich?
A. Because Dublin is its capital
Q. Why is a miser like a man with a bad memory?
A. He is always forgetting.
Q. Why is a king like a book?
A. Because he has pages.
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like an aeroplane?
A. They both take people up
Q. Three men went out for a walk one day one of them had an umbrella and the other two had none which of them got wet the first?
A. None of them because it did not rain
Q. What is the first thing you get when you fall into the sea?
A. Get wet.
Q. When is an egg like a colt.?
A. It is of no use until it broken in
Q. What tree is never beautiful?
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2020-03-25 22:43
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Riddles
Q. Why is twice ten the same as twice eleven?
A. Because twice ten is twenty and twice eleven is twenty-two
Q. What kind of tables do we cook and eat?
A. Vegetables.
Q. Why is the end G never short?
A. Because it always ends "long"
Q. When does a caterpillar grow good?
A. When he turns over a new leaf.
Q. Why is a policeman
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2020-03-25 22:38
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you get it?
A. Your photo.
Q. In what month do ladies talk least?
A. February.
Q. What is like half of the moon?
A. The other half.
Q. Little red Nancy with a little red nose the longer she stands the quicker she goes.
A. A candle
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Q. A house ful a yard ful and you can't get a bowl ful
A. "smoke"
Q. When is a soldier not a soldier
A. "When he is in quarters"
Q. What is it you must keep after giving it to another?
A. Your word.
Q. What is that which has a mouth but never speaks a bed but never sleeps in it?
A. A River
Q. What was it a blind man took at breakfast that restored his sight?
A. The took a cup and saw sir (saucer)
Q. How would you express in two letters that you were twice the size of your companion
A. I. W.[?]
Q. What is taken from you before
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Riddles
Q. Why does a hen pick the dish?
A. Because she cannot lick it
Q. What part of a hare goes out the gap first?
A. Its breath.
Q. What is between two yards.?
A. A wall.
Q. Its black its white its read all-over?
A. A newspaper.
Q. What does a envelope say when its licked?
A. It shut up and says nothing
Q. Why is the letter B like fire
A. Because it makes oil Boil
Q. Its under the water its over the water and it never touches the water.
A. The sun.
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2020-03-25 00:17
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we will have bad, rainy, weather.
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2020-03-25 00:16
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when bad weather is forthshowing. The insects become very numerous also. The beheaviour of the cat and dog are an indication of the weather to be expected. "Puss on the hearth with velvet paws, "Sits wiping o'er her whiskered jaws,
The dog too is altered in his taste,
Quits mutton bones on grass to feast. If we want to know if rain is coming, the wind becomes rough. "The whirling wind the dust obeys" The direction and line of ascent of smoke from the chimney can also serve as a weather guide, for example if the smoke ascends straight then we will have fine weather. But if it slopes more to the east or west
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"The distant hills are seeming nigh", "How restless are the snorting swine". "The busy flies disturb the kine". "Low o'er the grass the swallow wings". "The cricket too how sharp he sings"
The sky is no longer bright but it changes into black deep clouds. Then the wind rises and the air becomes chilly.
Suddenly one may hear a loud clashing peal of thunder, or perhaps sometimes one may see a flash of lightning. Then the storm is in full swing. The birds and animals in their own way can become weather prophets. For instance if the swallow wings low o'er the grass we will inevitably get rain. The animals are also very restless
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2020-03-25 00:03
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A rainbow in the day is a shepherd's delay, and a rainbow in the night is a shepherd's delight. The south-westerly winds bring the most rain to our district. The wind from the north is very hard. The heaviest snowfalls come from the east. The south and westerly winds bring rain. We know when we are about to have rain, because "the hollow winds being to blow, "The clouds look black, the glass is low." "The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep" "The spiders from their cobwebs peep".
The following signs indicate a storm: "The walls are damp, the ditches smell," "Closed is the pink eyed pimpernel
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2020-03-24 23:56
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with a clear sky, fair weather. If the moon is rainy throughout it will clear at the change, and perhaps the rain return a few days after. If fair throughout, and rain at the change, the fair weather will probably return on the fourth or fifth day. If the stars grow dim and a ring encircles the moon, rain will follow. If the clouds look black, and if the glass is low then bad weather is sure to be expected. On the other hand; if there are scarcely any clouds in the sky and if the glass is high then we will surely have fine weather.
As regards the rainbow it is said: "A rainbow in the morning is a shepherds's warning,
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Weather Lore.
"Evening red and morning grey guides the traveller on his way".
"Evening grey and morning red brings the rain down on the traveller's head." The former phrase is undoubtedly a great sign of fine weather, whilst the latter fortells bad weather. If the sun's rays appear like Moses' horns, if white at setting, or shorn of its rays, or goes down into a bank of clouds on the horizon, bad weather is expected. If the moon looks pale or dim, we get rain: if red, wind: and if not her natural colour
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The seagull is another bad sign to see flying low because rain is sure to come.
When the smoke goes up the chimney straight we have little or no wind but when it blows from the east it is a sign of very cold bad weather. The blaze of the fire looks blue when rain is to come.
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When the swallows fly low it is a sign of rain. When the curlew starts chirping it is also the sign of rain.
When the cat licks himself and the dog scratches and pulls at things, it is the sign of rain and storm.
The sky looks watery and shines pale on the earth when rain is expected. The hills look near also when rain is to come. Dust flying is another sign of rain.
At the approach of bad weather butterflies come indoors
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weather. When there are a number of stars in the sky it is the sign of frost. Rainbow in the morning is the sign of rain rainbow in the evening brings fine weather.
If the wind comes from the west rain is expected. When the wind comes from the east snow is expected. When a storm is near, redening comes in the sky. All birds are still in thunder storm and the air is stuffy. The hens stay together and start picking themselves when it is about to rain and thunder
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Weather Lore.
When the moon and stars grow dim and a ring encircles the former rain will follow. If the sun is white when setting, or shorn[?] of its rays, or goes down into a bank of clouds in the horizon, bad weather is to be expected.
If the moon looks pale or dim, we expect rain. When the clouds are very low and dull it is the sign of hazy
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and bright.
Illumined the dewy dell last night.
The whisling wind dust obeys.
And in a russet eddy plays.
The frog has changed his yellow vest.
And in a russet coat is dressed.
It will surely rain I see with sorrow.
Our jount will be put off to morrow.
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Loud quack the ducks, the peacocks cry:
The distant hills are looking nigh.
How restless, are the snorting swine.
The busy flies disturb the kine
Low o'er the grass, the swallows wing.
The cricket, too how sharps he sings.
The puss in the hearth with velvet paws.
Sits wiping o'er his whisker jaws.
In the clear stream the fishes rise.
And nimbly catch some cautious flies.
The glow worms numerous
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2020-03-24 23:19
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Weather Lore.
The signs of Rain.
The hollow winds begin to blow.
The clouds are black the glass is low.
The soot-falls down, the spaniels sleep.
Ans spiders from their cobwebs creep.
Last night, the sun went pale to bed.
The moon in hallows hid her head.
Hark! how, the chairs and tables crack.
Old Betty's joints are on the rack.
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2020-03-24 23:12
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Mr Toole Broad street Charleville won a race at Banogue Co. Limerick races on the 4th September.
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his best performance at Millstreet in August 1898 when setting up new European figures at 9ft 4 ¾in. Paddy Leahy was an alround jumper beyond all great contemporaries of a flourishing period and everyone of his colleagues will tell you - That Paddy Leahy was the greatest of all natural leapers.
Mr O'Regan raced a horse from the post office to Charleville Station the distance of 1 mile and a half. Mr. O'Grady was one of the most famous step dancers in olden times.
Mrs O'Grady walked to Cork and back again which is 74 miles in one day.
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Joseph Leahy. His bird like jumping attracted attention he rose higher than all. Without changing his hurling boots he cleared 5ft 8in his own height.
From that summer evening, young Leahy devoted his attention to high jumping. Though his long string of brothers won scores of prizes the name Paddy Leahy still holds reverence not so much for his superb achievements as in the manner of execution. Briefly his record of jumping championship reads. High jump 1897 (6ft 3in) in 1898 heap{?] step and jump 8ft 7in. He won all manner of leaps in four Irish provinces at reaching
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valley made famous by Gerald Griffin - "Oh sweet Adare of lovely vale thou soft retreat of sylvan splendour" - there is the well preserved Norman Castle of Cregane.
Deep in the fields near the shadow of the castle is the rose covered farmhouse where the seven Leahy brother were born Con, Pat, John, Jim, Joe, Michael, Tom. The most remarkable family of athletes that ever graced Irish track or fields.
'Twas an evening of a hurling match in Feenagh Co. Limerick that some boys put up jumping laths[?]. Amongs the Colemanswell team was a 17 year old boy Patrick
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Local Heroes.
Whenever the art of high jumping is discussed the name Leahy Charleville is respected as model. The town Rathluirc on the Limerick-Cork borders was known as Charleville for many centuries before reverting to its ancient name. Curiously enough the famous Leahy family of athletes whose name is always associated with Charleville were born well within the Co. Limerick territory. Down the Maigue
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stopped and could not travel. In the summer of 1937 the river Maigue over flowed its banks in the districts through which it flows. It was an unusual occurrence at that time of the year and buses in the Limerick-Cork route had to take to the by roads.
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its branches were burned and to the best of my opinion it still remains there. In the farm yard of Mr. Manix Deer part two sows and a horse were killed. Dead birds were also to be found.
Men who had an occasion to be out that night can still tell the tale of what they saw in the sky.
In March 1934 a heavy snow storm came the worst ever experienced in Ireland. There were some lives lost. Lorry drivers were held up and could not come home. The trains were also
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Severe Weather.
Ina August in the years 1899 a storm nearly as bad as the Big Wind as the old people used to call it swept the whole country. It up rooted trees killed sheep and cows pigs and goats ands in some districts the lightning of that night burned hay.
In the lawn in front of Castle Harrison House near Charleville a great big oak tree was split in two by the lightning and all
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burned in the meadows and fires frightened the people.
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none in the open places.
The farmers had great trouble looking for there cattle. It was wonderful how some of them escaped.
Their warm breaths kept an air hole open in the heaps of snow where they were buried, and in this way the people found them.
One the 3rd. of August in the year 1895 there was a great thunder storm. It started at midnight.
It was so violent that the people had to leave their beds. Horses went wild with fright in the fields and a number of them were injured.
Wynds of hay were
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2020-03-23 23:45
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Severe Weather.
On the 23rd. February 1898 there was a great snow storm. It started about three o,clock in the evening.
It came from the East. For the first few hours it came mildly.
The snow was so fine and dry that it was like dust. About seven o,clock the storm started and continued until ten o,clock next morning.
It came with such force that the smallest keyhole had to be stuffed. In the morning the snow was gathered together in the shady places and there was
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were seated in forms arranged round the three walls. Mr. Somers was the principal teacher and his assistant was Mr. Drury. These lodged at Mr. O'Mahony's house or at some adjacent farmer's house. In this school the parents paid the teachers quarterly in money and more often in kind. About a mile from the town on the Suthern side are to be seen the ruins of another famous school the Charter school on the lands now owned by Mr. J. O'Brien. This school was chiefly for the Protestants so that very little is known about it. Another Protestant school existed in the Turrets in the house now occupied by Mr. P. Lyons.
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enemy whilst the others sat on little blocks or stones under the hedge. A good many subjects were taught in these schools: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Irish, and Latin but they had little of teaching because they had no blackboards but slates. The poor Irish peasant were delighted to have the chance of being educated in these schools. And as they had very little money they paid their teacher by giving him a night's lodging or giving him corn or cattle and nearly always his meals. More of these schools existed in this district. In Smith's Lane school Mr. Fitzgibbon was the teacher. One of the most notable of these schools existed not far from our town on the Nothern side on the boundary of Co. Limerick - Colman's Well. This particular school was carried on in a farmer's house owned by Mr. O'Mahony, the kitchen serving as a school-room in which the pupils from the surrounding district
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Old Schools
Nowadays very few people know of the hardships endured in Ireland in the olden times regarding education. Owing to the Penal Laws being in full force, Catholics were deprived of suitable education for their children so that many had, as a consequence, to go abroad to foreign countries particularly to Spain, France and Italy, but the case was entirely different with the poor people, In this district they organised a "hedge" school in the open air near the Charter House on the old Cork Road. The name of the teacher was Mr Mc Crink[?] a stranger who was a Protestant. During school hours which were from 3.p.m. to 8 p.m. one of the pupils was in turn on the look-out for the
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men. The pupils used to pay by the quarter and the fee was only a few pence and in the Winter had to bring a few sods of turf and woe betide them if they forgot the turf or the few pence.
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The first thing they had to do in the morning when they went in was to start the fire, while some one of the others had to feed the pigs, Another one had to go for a bucket of water. The master used to smoke a chalk pipe and one of the pupils had to fill and light the pipe for him. He always addressed them as "Jackeen" or "Mickeen" according to their names But in the mean time he taught them to love God and to obey the teaching of the Church.
Some of his pupils in after life were some of our greatest Church
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2020-03-23 23:11
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Old Schools
About a hundred year ago there was a schoolmaster by the name of Mr. Croke. He and his wife lived together in a small house in Smith's Lane Charleville where at present. Mr Morrisey have erected a flour and meal store.
The pupils at that time were taught a kind of Irish what we at the present day call old Irish. The girls and boys at that time were big when starting to go to school. Some of them had come to the age of twelve and thirteen years
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where they went to the husband's home or to their new abode where they spend their time.
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and they spend a most enjoyable time singing and dancing in honour of the newly married pair. This was visited by "straw boys" but not so much in this district as in Kerry where they are very numerous. Some time preceding the marriage every boy would be heard saying: "When are you going to give us the fourpence"? which was always given to the straw boys on an occasion like this. An old tradition concerning the dress is as follows:- Marry in red you'll wish yourself dead, Marry in grey you'll live far away, Marry in black you'll wish yourself back and Marry in blue you'll always be true. The wedding guests sometimes went home on horse back and the wife and husband shared the one animal
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for health; Tuesday for wealth; Wednesday the best day of all; Thursday for losses; Friday for crosses; and Saturday (there's) no luck at all. At the present time, people usually give money but the people who are poorer make presents of stock or goods if possible, to the newly married pair. On the wedding day there are many customs connected with the marriage some of which are: rice or an old shoe is thrown after the bride as a sign of good luck and they go for a jolly drive through the country. The bride and bride groom go sometimes in cars, other times in motors with flags and coloured papers flying from the conveniences they use. After this amusement there is a wedding breakfast held at the bride's house
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Local Marriage Customs.
In the district of Charleville and for many miles outside it people get married presently at any time of the year but not so previously as that ceremony was carried out principally from the 6th January and during Shrove. In olden times the month of May was looked upon as an unlucky month for marriage. Also in far gone days the people considered Fridays and Sundays out of the question and on the other hand, folks nowadays say: "Monday
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see the intended husband's farm and it pleased him very much. It was covered with stock of all kinds, houses and cattle etc. When the marriage was over the bride came back after her honey moon. There was only a goat in the fields. She asked her husband where were all the cattle they must have broken out the fences. Well he said. "I suppose they broke out again the way they came in as they were not my own but I will but them out of your money".
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mean bad). Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday is best day of all, Thursday for crosses, Friday for loses, Saturday the worst day of all. Some matches are made and people are given large fortunes or land. In that case it means that both parties must have an equal amount of money or land.
At one time a gentleman came to ask a daughter, of a wealthy man, in marriage. He said he had a large farm well stocked etc. and required £500 dowry.
The father, wishing to see the farm and his daughter well off, went to
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Local Marriage Customs.
Marriages take place frequently during Shrove. Shrove Tuesday seems the day everybody wants to get married for in olden times the old people believed it was the luckiest day of the year to marry.
Some people do not like to get married on Monday as it is supposed to bring ill-luck although the poem on marriage say Monday is for health (but it may
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and would bring melodians consertians or violins and amuse the wedding party. An old worn shoe would be thrown after the carriage for luck.
This is an old Rhyme as what to wear. "Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue". A Toast at the the wedding breakfast. "Here's to the Bride and Brdiegroom, That good luck may ever be theirs.!
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and would bring melodians consertians or violins and amuse the wedding party. An old worn shoe would be thrown after the carriage for luck.
This is an old Rhyme as what to wear. "Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue". A Toast at the the wedding breakfast. "Here's to the Bride and Brdiegroom, That good luck may ever be theirs.!
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marriage of a young couple (who perhaps had never seen before) to the parents of each. As drink in those days was cheap the matchmakers would go home merry.
The parents of each generally met at the girls home. Saturday and Monday were unlucky days for a marriage.
The couple would also look forward to a fine morning. The wedding would take place in the girl's home. In these day six or eight young men would make up a funny dress. There were called straw boys
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Local Marriage Customs.
Marriages generally take place before Lent especially on the day before Ash Wednesday which is called Shrove Tuesday, Shrove time is from Little Christmas to Lent. In olden times there were what you would call "Professional matchmakers" in the district.
An old man with "the gift of gab" would introduce the
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2020-03-22 23:54
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The bold Fenian Brady the Bard of Armagh. Nothing could surpass the musical talent of olden times.
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or eleven feet in a pole jump. Joe was the most noted of the two, they won gold and silver cups.
There are great mowers in this Country, I think Bill Lenane[?] was one of them, he often mowed a field or two in a day. There are many stories relating to very good dancers. A very prominent one comes from Garry- Fine, whose name is O Sullivan. Julia Murphy, and Mrs Begley, of Smiths Rd., were the outstanding dancers of olden times, and singers. These old Irish songs were their favourites: The wearing of the Green, The boys of Wexford, Robert Emmets farewell,
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Local Heroes.
There are many weight throwers in this part of the country, the most notable of these is, Doctor O Callaghen. He threw an numerous amount of weights. There were many others besides Doctor O Callaghen, but they could not outstrip him, as he is the World's greatest champion, and winning the weight throwing every year.
Jim Clogan the great runner won a gold three years in succession, for a mile race. He entered into competition with a horse also. The Leahy's of Cregene were famous jumpers, and they always jumped ten
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bringing a letter to the man who owned the house. When he was going across the pond he fell in and was drowned.
It was an awful sight to see the people looking for him. They put down ladders upon ladders to get him and they could not. At last they took out the most of the water and they got him.
They took him out and they buried him.
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Local Happenings
A house in the Buttevant Road was burned in the year 1914. The house belonged to Mr. Rea. It was burnt about four oclock in the morning.
It was an awful sight to see the house burning. It was built again because the owner had it insured.
He was very careful of that house since and now he has made a shop of it and is selling all sorts of groceries in it.
There was a man drowned in Fortlands. He was
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the Parish Church in Charleville.
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Field. On the road to Smith's Lane is a bush named Boles's Bush where a man named Mr. Boles was murdered. Some people say that the knife is still supposed to be hidden in the tree. The murderer then buried the dead man under the bush near where a cross was made of sticks. There is a field also in Smith's Lane and another in Newtown Barry and there are called "Tennis Field" because in Summer Tennis is played there. At the back of the six New Cottages in Smith's Lane there is a field which was used for playing hockey and it is called "The Hockey Field.
This field is now owned by Mr. Connolly who uses it as grazing land for his cattle. At a place in Kilfinane Co. Limerick there is an old bush under which Mass was said in Penal times. This bush can be seen from the steps
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speech that he must be a poet and so it happened that he was no ordinary person but a poet of exceptional ability.
In the parish of Dromin near Rathcannon is a "Cnoc" called "Cnoc Too[?]" in the land of Mr. Horgan. From this place a view of all the county Limerick is visible. A meadow owned by the Sisters of Mercy Charleville is called the "Nun's Meadow" or better known as "Ball's Meadow" as it was first owned by a Mr. Ball. This Meadow is situated not very far from the Infant's School. Owing to the good air around where this field is situated the place is commonly known as "Kilkee". From a field call O'Connell's field, owned by Mr. O'Connell of Chapel Street, can be seen the Shannon, and also the clothes of the lines belonging to the houses covenient to the Shannon. Much of the district of Charleville can be seen from "Ard Mor" or 'Sheehan's'
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traditional story related about "Cnoc Fiorna". In the reign of Finn MaCuil and before the time of St. Patrick the King of Norway arrived by the Shannon's shore with an enormous and well equipped fleet. Immediately he and his followers made great efforts to exterminate the Fianna but failed in their attempt as they themselves were all wiped out by the Fianna with the exception of a young boy of fifteen years of age. They took pity on this boy and they told him to have no anxiety. After some time he settled down in a palace called "bruidheann[?] Caorthainn[?]. This little boy's name was Miadach. One day some years after the little was sent to live in his palace, the Fianna accompained by Finn MacCuil were hunting around "Cnoc Fiorna" they noticed a strange man coming towards them. Finn MacCuil perceived by this man's
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On the summit of Cnoch Samhna the Feis of Munster was held in olden times. A fair was usually carried on at the base of the "Cnoc" while the Feis was being held above. An idol was erected in honour of a Godess in thanksgiving for the good crops raised through-out the year and this festival was held in the month of November hence the "Cnoc" derived its name from the Irish word "Samhna" meaning November. Some distance on the North Western side of "Cnoc" Samhna is to be seen "Cnoc Fiorna" or "Hill of Truth". It is a usual custom with the people of Charleville when they want to know if rain is to be expected. They look at " Cnoc Fiorna" and it the summit is misty and if the distant hill is seeming nigh that is undoubtedly a forerunner of rain for them. There is a
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Local Place Names
There are several fields around our district which derive their names from some events which happened there or from their[?] being owned by some people in bygone days. On the Road to Limerick on the left hand side there is a field which is called "The Circus' Field" and its owners is Mr. Daune of Chapel Street. On the Cork Road there is a small stream known as the "Glen Stream" and the houses on both sides of this are known as: "The Glen Houses." Not far from Kilfinane there is a hollow called "Sleeping Hollow."
The old fashioned village of Ballingarry nestles beneath "Cnoc Samna
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there is a big hill in it and there was a big moat in it before.
There is another called "Madden's Field" because it belonged to a man by the name of Madden. There is also a place and it is called the Black Grove because there are a great many trees round it.
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2020-03-22 22:38
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of fields at home and one of them is called the Sand pit Field. It got this name because there was a sand pit in it before. Another is called the Pond Field because there is a big pond in it.
There is another called Kelly Bounds because it is in the borders of Kelly's land. Another is called the Well Field because there is a big well in it. There is another called the "Lodge Field" because it is next to the Lodge.
There is another called Ballyhubba Field because it is near Ballyhubba. There is another called Bennet's Field because it is next to Bennet's house.
There is another called the Hill Field because
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2020-03-22 22:30
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Local Place Names
I live in a place called Fortlands. It is situated about a mile and a half from the town of Rath Luirc. It got the name of Fortlands because there are a number forts and moats around it.
There is a big bog near Rath Luirc and it is owned by Dan Rea. It is situated near Harrisons Place. There is no turf in it now but there was long ago.
I have a great number
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2020-03-22 22:24
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not see or hear anything. The voice had ceased suddenly and he came to the conclusion that it was the Headless Coach.
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at an early hour about half past three in the morning and they had to go for the cattle which were in the Rushey field. When they were in the field they were put astray and every way they turned there was a river before them and they could not get the cattle till it was seven or eight o clock so it was too late to go to the fair and they had to stay at home.
My grandfather also heard a coach going along the road and the people saying. "Mind the Child" He went out to the road immediately but could
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2020-03-22 22:14
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field because the barn is beside the field. The high field because there is a hill in the middle of it. The Clover field because a lot of clover grows on it. In the Moate field is a moate. There is a stream flowing through the farm and it is called the Looba because there are many turns in it. In Mr. Brown's farm next to our farm there is a dyke or swamp called Pool-na-couth it is very deep and dark.
In my father's early days himself and his father were going to a fair. There were up
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There is also a field called the New field because in it was a garden and it was ploughed out grass was plentiful on it when there was no grass in any other field. The Rushey is another field as a lot of rushes grow on it. The House field because the field is surrounding the house. The Stand field is another. When Winter is there the cows are only left out for a few hours and there is no grass on the field but for the fresh air.
The Barn
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Local Place Names.
Long age in every farm there was a name given to every field. We have a farm at home and each field has its name. Such as the Orchard meadow. That name was given to it because there were two Orchards bounding it. There was another field called the Lots because there was many Lot holders in it long ago. Houses were built on it.
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2020-03-22 00:04
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moment or two. Then the music stops, and silently, but swiftly as a falling stone it drops to its nest. If the lark flies high it indicates fine weather, but on the other hand if it flies low it is a sign of bad rainy weather. If the sea gulls fly inland it is a sign of a storm at sea.
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2020-03-22 00:02
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altogether, and they perish on the ground. Thus the greedy young cuckoo secures more room and more food for itself. In summer also we may hear the harsh hoarse call of the corncrake from the meadows where the grass is growing long for hay. Up from a furrow rises a lark, with a glad burst of rippling song it leaves the brown soil and soars skyward. Up, up it goes until it is a mere speck against the bright blue of the sky, pouring forth an unceasing stream of silvery melody, After a time it will descend again, still singing. When it nears the ground it checks its fall, and hovers for a
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2020-03-21 23:55
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two for joy, three for a wedding, and four to die" All the small birds look upon it as an enemy to be shunned. Its large nest is built of sticks. In the spring and early summer the Magpie may be seen carefully quartering the fields in search of the eggs or young of other birds which it carries off as food for its own young. The cuckoo build no nest of her own. She prefers to lay her eggs in the nest of another bird. Sometimes she chooses the nest of a robin and when the great sprawling young cuckoo is hatched it seizes all the food that the parent robins bring home. At last it pushes the rightful heirs out of their nest
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2020-03-21 23:48
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gives no cry, but flies shyly and silently away. In the month of February, when the frost and snow have gone, and the streams are flowing noisily, and every ditch is full of water, if one wakes at dawn he may hear the soft notes of the starling floating down his bedroom chimney. Its voice is like that of no other bird. It sounds as if the birds were talking, and is very different from the sharp perky voice of the chattering sparrow. The starlings song is beautifully soft and sweet.
The handsome magpie is an outlaw of the countryside. The people in our district say "one for sorrow,
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2020-03-21 23:42
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respect. Many linnets bred in this country move south in the Autumn, to return to these shores the following March.
Near the hedge a blackbird or a thrush may be found hidden among the brushwood and dead leaves at the bottom. They both love the hedge because they are timid birds and from its shelter they can see danger without their being seen. Another reason is that on a winter's day the earth at the bottom of the hedge is the most likely place in which to find a stray morsel of food. When startled by our approach, the blackbird flies out with a lough alarm-call, which he repeats several times. The speckled thrush, however,
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2020-03-21 23:37
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habitations. In the winter months he will come right into our houses for food, and will make friends with anyone who does not frighten him with any sudden movements. The Robin commences to nest quite early in the spring. The linnet is found on our gorse-covered commons, where small colonies are frequently seen nesting in neighbouring bushes. He is a confiding little bird too and while his mate is sitting, the male will sit on the top of a bush near by, and warble his twittering song for many minutes. These birds feed chiefly upon the seeds of weeds, and so a great deal of good in this
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2020-03-21 23:31
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found; the robin's on a shady bank, with oakleaves strewed around. The wren builds in an ivied thorn, or old and ruined wall; the mossy nest so covered in, you scarce and see at all. The martins build their nests of clay, in rows beneath the eaves, while silvery lichens, moss, and hair the chaffinch interweaves. The sparrow has nest of hay, with feathers warmly lined, the ring dove's careless nest of stick on lofty tress we find. The Robin Redbreast is probably the most popular bird to be found in the whole world. He has always been a favourite owing to his confiding ways, and his love of nesting close to human
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2020-03-21 23:20
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insects food abounds. Migration is one of the greatest problems that naturalists have tried to solve. The birds never fly east and west but always south. It has been proved that they come back to the same spot each spring, and it is thought that they go to their old southern home in the Autumn. Another difficult think to understand is this : the young of some of the warblers leave this country a few weeks before their parents yet without guides or previous experience they fly along those same tracks that the old birds will follow later.
The skylark's nest among the grass, and weaving corn is
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2020-03-21 23:15
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Bird Lore.
The following list of birds are those most commonly found in our district: the lark, robin, nuthatch, wren, finch, wagtail, blackbird, skylark. Every Autumn a vast bird population flies south-wards. Thousands of warblers, swallows, and martins which came here in the spring go to their winter homes. The majority go to Africa, the others to Southern Europe, but all fly south into the warmth and sunshine. We know that if they remained here they could not find sufficient food to carry them through the winter, and so they fly to when
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2020-03-21 23:07
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song and many people watch for the young ones and bring them home and cage them.
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2020-03-21 23:06
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Their feathers are black and white. The omen is. - One for bad luck two for good luck and people going on a journey would not like to meet a lone Magpie. They build their nests on the tops of the tallest trees in the forest.
The Sparrows are the more numerous of common birds to be found. There are flocks of them to be seen in every farm yard and at every cottage door in the country.
The Thrush is a song bird too. He is noted for his secret[?]
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2020-03-21 13:25
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in succession has a cure for evil.
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2020-03-21 13:25
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and Holy Ghost and the Hiccough will go at once.
Sprain.
The cure of the sprain goes from one to another. Any one can give it to another but this one must keep it a dead secret till he is going to die. Certain prayers are said over the sprain and the Sign of the Cross is cut on the sprain several times with the thumb. It is a sure cure and far better than any doctors cure. Doctors are no good for sprains.
Evil.
The seventh son or daughter
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2020-03-21 13:21
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Measels.
Gather a lot of the roots of nettles. Scrape and wash them. Make tea of them. After three doses the child will be over the measels if kept warm all the time and not letting the wind of the door blow on him.
Toothache.
If you get the bark off an honest laywer's walking stick and shew it, it will cure you in a minute.
Hiccough.
Take three grains of salt in the name of The Father Son
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2020-03-21 13:17
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Tie a hair from the head of a man that never saw his own father in the childs clothes and it will not kink.
Mumps.
Put a halter on the one with the mumps and lead him round the pig sty three times after each other other and make him cross a South running stream three times or get a mare ass and put the child over his back and under him three times in the name of The Father Son and Holy Ghost. This cure is the surest of them all.
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2020-03-21 13:00
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give the person the milk to drink and the jaundice will soon be gone.
Cure for Swellings.
Get seven pieces of iron : rub them to the swelling in the name of The Father Son and Holy Ghost. Throw the last one over your shoulder and the swelling will go down in a little while.
Whooping Cough.
Give the child a drink out of a live trout's mouth or give it the ferrets leavings (a drop of milk the ferret did not finish) and the child will never "hink"[?] (go off in a hard fit of coughing).
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2020-03-21 12:55
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hair, a bit off each of his finger and toe nails.
Then between the live black hen the nails and bits of clothes take all to a boreen or cross roads of only three roads like this ├ or ┴ .
Now dig a hole in the middle of the road and stick all down live hen nails and rags. Set fire to the whole kit[?]. Gather the ashes and rub them on the person. After that he is done with the sickness.
Jaundice
Boil a mouse in sweet milk and without letting on
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2020-03-21 12:50
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Local Cures.
Long ago the people never went to doctors. The used no medicines as they were always sure of their own cure.
The Blessed or Falling Sickness
When bad put the person to bed and dont let him know. Get a whole black hen, legs, bill and all. Unknown to the one in the bed get a scrap of his shirt, coat, trousers, and every article he wears Cut a grain off the top of his
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2020-03-21 12:45
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then bound in large sheaves and is ready for the thatcher.
Scallops are required to keep the reed in position these are made from tough sallies cut in two feet lengths and pointed. The thatcher starts at the eave of the house and works upwards in streaks about two feet wide.
The coat of thatch would be from eight to ten inches thick and if put on well would last from ten to fifteen years.
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2020-03-21 12:41
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Old Crafts
Thatching is a very old craft and in olden times when nearly all the country houses were thatched the thatchers were very plentiful
In our district Denis Dunne was a very good thatcher. He would put up four or five streaks in the day. Thatching is done with reed.
Reed is the stalk of wheat. The wheat seed is beaten off againts a large stone and
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2020-03-21 12:37
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visitors to the neighbourhood. These people travel in caravans or carts and they would not give up their position at their travelling, for the sofest leather behind a driving wheel.
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2020-03-21 12:35
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"Nosey Casey" from Drumcollegher. He is so called because he has a broken nose, "Mousie O'Keeffe" from Newcastlewest, is so called because he is a small man. "Peter the sticks" is so called because he sells ash plants. This man is from Rathkeale and is a frequent visitor to our town on fair days where he quickly disposes of some of his sticks. "Be the Bag" is call this name because she says that she does not make much be the bag in these says. On the 12th of July when the horse fair of Cahermee is being held this town is thronged with families of travellers such as the Hourigan's who are constant
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2020-03-21 12:29
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Some of them obtain their supplies in bulked quantities from shops such as Woolworth's thereby selling them separately and at a profit. These travellers are generally welcome to our home town because the people like to purchase some of their goods, and perhaps they may attain them cheaply, The move from city to city and from town to town thereby they know all the roads in the country, and can travel along without mistake or doubt. They beg for food for themselves and their families. Some of the names of the best known of those that visit this district are, "The Liscarroll B," or better know as David O'Brien.
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2020-03-21 12:23
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Travelling Folk
Nowadays travellers are more numerous than what they were in olden times. Some of the same people visit our district very often, and for this reason the people, especially shopkeers become acquainted with them, from their meeting them from time to time. Most of these wanderers are poor and they earn their living by selling small articles such as, camphor, laces, brooches, astuds, tie-pins, medals and artificial flowers etc. The people but some of their goods in order to support them
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2020-03-21 12:17
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was born an idiot". Then he said "say he made atonement for the sins of his people," and the boy said: "he made toe ointment for the sins of his people". Then the Minister got vexed and said: "Oh! you fool you spoilt it all."!! The servant boy was such a fool that he said to the people and "Oh! but he spilled it all."
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2020-03-21 12:11
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A Funny Story
A long time ago in the 17th. century a Protestant Minister got a sore throat and it was so bad that he could not speak to the people, and as his servant boy was tall and well built like himself the Minister decided to dress him up in his own clothes.
When the Sunday came he sat down inside the pulpit and said to the servant boy: "say Abraham was born in Egypt" and he said: "Abraham
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2020-03-21 12:07
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house. Now it was in the bargain that Bill should leave of work at six o' clock,
Then one day the new time came in and as usual when the Angelus rang Bill stopped work and took his coat and was about to go when the man said: "Whisa Bill, I wonder who is dead?" "Begorrah Sir," said Bill, "making you no short answer, whoever is dead I'm going to the funeral".
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2020-03-21 12:03
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A Funny Story.
Some years ago there lived in Rathluirc a very funny man named Bill Lenane. He was not very funny to look at, but he was very funny to (look) speak to.
He had no job but be used to go on hire to the farmers for a week or a day. One week he was working for a name named Mr White and he was plastering the fable-end of his
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2020-03-21 11:58
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was the second bell to be put up in Ireland.
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2020-03-21 11:57
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Canon O'Callaghan.
Now during this time none of the Catholic Churches were allowed to have bells. In this town a man used go round every morning ringing a bell to call the Catholics to Mass by saying "It's time" "It's time".
There was living where Cahill's shop is now a Protestant gentlemen named Harley and the man rung the bell so loud one morning that he woke the Protestant who came out very angry and horsewhipped him around the road. The man went and told the parish priest who put up a bell which
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2020-03-21 11:51
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of it. The Protestants took no notice of saying to the owner of the Court House that they wanted the clock and would have to get it. With that they made the Catholics set to work at taking down their own clock and so it was fixed up in the Protestant Church.
In Rathluirc at present there is a hall known as the "Parochial Hall". This building was a Catholic Church in the Penal Days and was used as such until the year 1902 when the present Parish Church was erected by the Very
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2020-03-21 11:46
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there to work for them. So they made a law that all the Catholics who owned a cart had to lead it to draw stones for a day. Every man who owned a spade had to lend it to the Protestants and every man had to work one day there.
Now that the Church was nearly finished there was only one thing wanting to complete it - that was a clock. The Protestants did not want to go to any expense by buying a clock.
The present Court House was then owned by the Catholics and there was a fine clock in front
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2020-03-21 11:41
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lawn in front of Moatville.
There is a Protestant Church in Rathluirc now although the large majority of the people are Catholics. But there is attached to this church a great deal of interest which very few know about.
When the (Protestand) Protestants were building this church they had very few men to build it as all the Protestants were gentlemen and too grand to work.
They said they need not worry as there were plenty of Catholics
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2020-03-21 11:35
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If the house was attached it is said that the priests could escape as there was a secret passage running through the Limerick Road up to the house opposite the Parish Church which is now owned by Mr. Burke who is a Protestant. This house also, was once used by Catholics for saying Mass.
Crowley's House at the top of the town was another refuge for the priests and was connected by a passage with the other two houses. It is now believed that the spirit of a monk is seen walking around the
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2020-03-21 11:28
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Mass for the Catholics. But there was one who was not true.
He told the Government where to send the soldiers. The priest came the next day and was about to enter the little church when the soldier jumped out. The sacred chalices were saved. The priest suffered a most cruel death.
One of the oldest houses in Rathluirc is Ball's house which is now called Moatville. In the Penal Days the priests said Mass there.
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2020-03-21 11:25
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In the Penal Days
During the Penal Days this district suffered greatly from persecution from the Protestants. Mostly all the people held to their faith but there were a few who turned away.
There is a stone near Ardpatrick which is known by the name of "Mass Rock". It is said that a priest had a little stone church in a hollow there and he came every Sunday so say
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2020-03-21 11:16
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The doctor went home and the man harnessed his donkey and went to the chemist shop. No one came to copy the prescription and he took the door off and put it in the car. He told the chemist about his wife's illness and the chemist asked for his prescription. "Tis in the car Sir" he said.
The chemist said "Bring it in". He went to the car and brought in the door. But to his great surprise the chalk was effaced and he had to go back to the doctor again.
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2020-03-21 11:10
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A Funny Story
A poor man and his wife lived in a hut in a mountain district. His wife got ill and he went for a doctor.
The doctor arrived and examined the patient. He asked her husband for a pen and ink, they had none in the house. So he had nothing to do but write the prescription on the door with some chalk which he had in his pocket. He told the man to copy it off the door and go for some medicine for her.