Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 33
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2017-05-10 00:09
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After the Insurrection of 1798 the Kildare men after their defeat made terms with the English. They assembled at the Curragh to lay down their arms. After leaving them down the English brutally fell on the rebels. Hardly any of them escaped.
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2017-05-10 00:07
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It is a very nice well with very pure water.
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2017-03-30 01:35
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Wolfe Tone was (fa) founder of the United Irishmen. His father was a coach-maker in Naas. Wolfe Tone inflicted a wound upon himself. He was buried at Bodenstown near Sallins. Each year there is a great procession. Bands play also. Three volleys are fired over his grave during the procession. Boy Scouts, Soldiers and Girl Guides, accompany the procession bearing spears, guns, and banners.
In Bodenstown Churchyard there lies a green grave.
And wildly around it the Winter winds rave.
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2017-03-30 01:31
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Naas was the chief seat of the Kings of Leinster. They reig-ned there for centuries. (They) The Rath can still be seen. On this account Naas is very his-torical
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2017-03-30 01:30
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Edward Bruce when he came to Ireland sorely defeated the Eng-lish. Once he drove them to Athy. The greatest defeat of the English was at Athy under Lord Mount-garrett. They were on their way
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2017-03-30 01:29
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to Dublin with 600 men
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2017-03-30 01:28
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fought bravely and under his skillful command won the battle. It was he who was leader of the Insurrection of Prosperous.
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2017-03-30 01:28
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During the troubled times of 1798 (their) there was a great battle at Hodgestown. John Doorley was their leader. He was a farmers son from Lullymore near Carbury. The English won under their leader Captain Saunders. They killed about 180 men. John Doorleys ammunition ran short and he had to surrender. Doorley and nine other men escaped. They swam the Boyne. Early next morning, he was found, and brought to Mullingar barracks, where he was detained. Doorey also went to Kilcock. They
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2017-03-30 01:24
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Near Killybegs House there once stood a Chapel. Near the Church there is a grave-yard. In the midst of this grave-yard the Chapel stood.
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2017-03-30 01:23
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About a mile north of Clane there is a place called Maingham. This was the burial place of Danish Kings. There is a moat there now. The ruins of a Chapel can be seen.
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2017-03-30 01:21
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There is a tower in Clane and there once stood a great monastery. There is a winding stairs in the tower. The ruins of it can still be seen.
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2017-03-24 01:00
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Near the Curragh there is places a place called Donnelly's Hollow. It got its name from a famous fight between an English man and an Irish man. The Irishman's name was Dan Donnelly and the Englishman's name was Cooper. It was a great boxing contest. Donnelly the Irishman won. Many tourists visit this historical hollow. There is a great monument there at present, in honour of Donnelly. The figure of Donnelly is engraved on it.
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2017-03-24 00:57
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In Rathcoffey there is the ruins of a great castle
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2017-03-24 00:57
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Hamilton Rowan lived there. He was a great leader of the Volunteer movement. The ruins of the great castle is still to be seen.
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2017-03-24 00:56
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Blackwood is a very historical place. There is an old castle there. While Cromwell was in Ireland he bombed the castle from the Hill of Graigues. This was one of his last events in Ireland. The ruins of this fine castle are still to be seen.
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2017-03-24 00:54
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There is a cross about a quarter of a mile from Prosperous and it is called Hatter's Cross, because there was a hat factory there long ago. There was a military barracks in Prosperous and it was burned during the rebellion of 1798. The Colonels house may still be seen in Prosperous and the field where the barracks stood is called the dead field.
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2017-03-24 00:52
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There is a well in Landenstown and it was used by a woman named Mrs Digby who lived there. There is a bridge in honour of her. It is said that there was a Queen drowned in it long ago.
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2017-03-24 00:51
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There were three factories in Prosperous long ago, a hat factory, a cotton factory, and a linen factory. The hat factory was built at a place called the hatter's cross. The cotton factory was built in the middle of the town and the linen factory was built outside the town. Prosperous was a very large town, it was about three miles long and about two miles wide. The remains of the factories are still seen. Prosperous was a good place for growing cotton, because it is a low-lying land.
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2017-03-24 00:49
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Wolfe Tone was a traitor to the English, he was in the English army. He did many great deeds in favour of the Irish. He was put in prison in Dublin Castle and hanged there. He was buried in Bodenstown in 1798.
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2017-03-24 00:47
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Newbridge is not a very ancient town. It was called O'Connell Mór formerly. After the insurrection of 1798 the British soldiers marched to O'Connell Mór. They camped near the River Liffey. They said that it would be an ideal place for a barracks near the River. Money was given and a great barracks was built. Little by little the soldiers made their abode near the barracks. Gradually it became bigger until it (became) reached its present size.
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2017-03-24 00:45
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the Saint was called Ninniedth Lámh glan.
Told by Laurence O'Neill. Aged 56 years. Newbridge Co. Kildare
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2017-03-24 00:43
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Before Newbridge was founded it was called O'Connell Mór. St Conleth lived there, and he founded Abbeys and Churches, and he was a skilled worker in metal. St Ninneeadh Lámh Glan lived in the vicinity also. One day on a certain occasion he was sent on a message by Saint Bridget to Saint Conleth. He was attacked by wolves, and was nearly left dead. St Conleth performed a great miracle on him, and raised him to life again. St Bridget told St Ninniedth that he would be the Saint that they would administer her the Last Sacraments. From that day on he wore a glove on his right hand. From that day on
ball sinsearach (stair)
2016-07-30 17:48
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The glow-worms numerous and bright
Illumed the dewy dell last night.
At dusk the squalid tood was seen
Hopping and crawling o'er the green.
The whistling wind the dust obeys
And in the rapid eddy plays.
Tho' June the air is cold and chill
The mellow blackbird's voice is shrill.
The dog so altered in his taste
Quits mutton bones on grass to feast,
See you rooks how odd their flights
They imitate the gliding kite
And headlong downwards seem to fall
As if they felt the piercing ball.
'Twill surely rain, I say with sorrow,
Our jaunts must be put off to-morrow.
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2016-07-30 17:45
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The following "Signs of Rain" which were formerly in the old Second Book are worth preserving.
The hollow winds to blow.
The clouds look black, the grass is low.
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep
The spiders from their cobwebs creep.
Last night the sun went pale to bed,
The moon in halos hid her head,
The boding shepherd heaves a sigh
To see a rainbow span the sky.
The walls are damp, the ditches smell
Closed in the pink-eyed pimpernel.
Hark how the chairs and tables crack
Old Betty's joints are on the rack.
Loud quack the ducks, the peacocks cry.
The destant hills are looking nigh.
How restless are the snorting swine,
The busy flies disturb the kine.
Lo! o'er the grass the swallow wings
The cricket too how sharp he sings.
Puss on the hearth with velvet paws
Sits wiping o'er her whiskered jaws.
Through clear stream the fishes rise
And nimbly catch the infautious flies.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2016-07-30 17:38
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all the men in Derry couldn't fill it up? A well.
(18) A little red and white house and it is full of meat, but has no doors or windows to let me in to eat? An egg.
(19) As round as an apple, as round as a ball, can climb over steeples and all? The sun.
(20) If a man got sixpence for walking a mile, what would he get for walking a hundred miles? Sore feet.
(21) What ship do we all try to avoid? Hardship.
(22) Why is a duel a very brief affair? Because it only takes two seconds to arrange it.
(23) To what question can you answer nothing but yes? What does Y. E. S. spell.
(24) What runds from Dublin to Wexford and yet never moves? The Railway line.
(26) It has a tongue but cannot speak? A boot.
(27) When is a boy not a boy? When in falls into a river and comes out "dripping".
(27) Why is a blind man heavy? Becuase he is led (lead).
(28) What kind of insect does a blacksmith make? He makes the firefly.
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2016-07-30 17:33
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(9) Twenty six (sick) sheep went out a gap. One died, how many sheep came back? Nineteen.
(10) Twenty sheep, the shepherd man and his dog were walking in a field. How many feet were there? Two (the shepherd's)
(11) What is it that has no feet, yet wears boots and shoes? A gravel path.
(12) Two blind fiddlers, one in Cork and one in Dublin. The one in Cork was a brother to the one in Dublin, but the one in Dublin was not a brother to the one in Cork, what relationship was between them? A brother and a sister.
(13) What wig can a barber not make? An earwig.
(14) I went to the wood and got it. I sat down and looked for it, and brought it home because not find it? A thorn.
(15) Whys is pastry like the sun? Because when it rises it is light.
(16) In what month do talkative people talk least? In February because there are only 28 days.
(17) As round as an apple, as deep as a cup and
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2016-07-28 18:58
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(1) Why is a dog like a tree? Becuase both lose the bark when dead.
(2) What is that which walks on four legs in the morning, on two at mid-day and on three in the evening? The answer is, a man, who in the morning of his life crawls on all fours, in the noon of life he walks upright on two legs and in his old age hobbles on two legs and a stick.
(3) Why is the F like a banana skin? Because both make all fall.
(4) What key is the best for unlocking the tongue? Whiskey.
(5) Why is a lady's jumper like a piece of orange peel? Because it is easy to slip on.
(6) What is it which occurs once in every minute, twice in a moment but never in a year? The letter M.
(7) Four standers, two lookers, two crookers and one whip-about? A cow.
(8) Black and white and red (read) all over? A Newspaper.
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2016-07-28 18:48
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happened to be down surveying the work and on going home he found a well had sprung up in his sitting room. So rushing back he got the workmen to open up the well again. When he returned home the sitting room was as dry as if a drop of water had never touched it.
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2016-07-28 18:47
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This is a story told about St; Augustin's well.
There was a man by the name of Captain Higginson who was the owner of the land on which St; Sugustins well is situated. He was a Protestant and did not want the holy well to be there. So he got his workmen to fill in the well with sand.. After a lot of labour they filled it. The day it was full Captain Higginson
ball sinsearach (stair)
2016-07-28 18:43
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girl who lived near Father Moore's Well, she was a cripple. She heard about the well and went three times to it promising that if she was cured she would be converted. She was cured and left her crutch at the well but she did not fulfill her promise so she had to go back again and get her crutch.
It is said that a pebble from Father Moore's well will cure a toothache
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2016-07-28 18:39
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Father Moore's Well
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This is one of the many stories told about Father Moore. The Bishop of the diocese ordered Father Moore to be silenced so before doing so Father Moore asked for one favour, which the Bishop granted to him. At any rate he went up to the altar and lit all the candles on it. He then said that the person who could put out all the candles with one blow could silence him, but as no one was able to do it he was saved.
This is another story. The owner of the field adjoining the field which has the well in it thought to make use of the water of the well for cattle. They dug a deep hole of about five feet just a few yards from the well but the water failed to come so they had to fill up the hole again.
Another story.
There was once a Protestant
ball sinsearach (stair)
2016-07-23 17:24
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cured and he would be dead? On hearing that he went our and blessed this well (which was about a hundred yards from his house). He then told his mother to bid the invalids go to this well and if they had faith in him and the waters of the well they would be cured. (souvenir) At this well there are souvenirs of cures of the past such as crutches, sticks, statues, medals and crosses.
At a neighbouring farm house the hate of Father Moore is to be had by people suffering from head aches or toothaches who have faith in it.
Ainm an aithriseora: Jennie Galvin
Aois: 14 years
Seoladh: Eyre St; Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
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2016-07-23 17:20
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An 13ú lá de Mí na Nodlag
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Father Moore's Well
Father Moore's Well is situated at Rathbride which is about three and a half miles from Kildare. It is rather a well known place and is visited by large numbers yearly.
Father Moore was born at Rathbride. The ruins of the house in which he was born are still to be seen. He died rather young that is between the age of forty and fifty with a ailment.
When he was alive it was usual for him to have invalids coming to him asking to be cured of their ailments, and he cured them. When it became known that his illness was incurable, his mother one dat asked him, what would she do with the invalids when they called to be