Líon iontrálacha sa taifead staire: 315925 (Taispeántar anseo na 500 ceann is deireanaí.)
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2020-04-09 01:34
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are longing to go in their bare feet and they go barefooted until the winter is coming and then all the children get shoes, but in olden times the children were stronger than the children now, they used go barefooted at all seasons of the year. People get their shoes made by the shoemaker. People wear shoes with wooden soles called clogs and they are very comfortable and in some shops they are selling still.
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2020-04-09 01:33
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In olden times there were hardly any shoes sold in the shops so the people had to do without shoes until they were about fourteen or fifteen years of age and some people did without them until they were getting married. I have not heard of any people who never wore shoes but some poor little boys and girls had to go in their feet because their parents could not afford to buy shoes because they had no money. When the winter is almost over the children
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2020-04-09 01:31
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big lake beside this lodge. Sometimes lady Sligo comes to this lodge so she spends a lot of her time fishing for trout and salmon on this lake and on the rivers near by. There are all sorts of flower growing round lord Sligo's lodge and there is also a nice garden with a lot of gooseberries, strawberries, rasberries, and black-currants.
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2020-04-09 01:29
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The landlords here at one time were Lord Sligo and Lord Lucan. They came here about two hundred years ago and Lord Lucan left here about thirty years ago but Lord Sligo's decendents are here still. The people did not like them because they took they took the land from some poor people. They had the land for themselves but they had to divide it out again and to give each person a share of it. Lord Sligo has a very big lodge. It is situated in a big wood called Delphie wood. There is a very
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 01:27
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the butter on the top of the milk. When the butter is made it is taken out and put into a little wooden basin; there is salt added to it and then it is made into little prints with the pads. The people use the butter on their bread and they also use it with potatoes. When the people churn they have a lot of buttermilk and it is used in making bread. We also drink it. When the people are churning if any stranger comes in they help to make the butter.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 01:25
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gather the cream from the top of the milk and they put it into a huge vessel made of clay called a crock. When they have a lot of milk gathered in this vessel they prepare the churn, they wash it and when they have it washed they put the milk into it and if they have a long churn they shake the dash up and down with their hands and if they have a round churn they put the dash round with their hands. The people to whom the churn and milk belongs make the churning. The people know when the churning is made because they feel it heavy and they see
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 01:21
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We have a churn at home. It is a round churn and it is made of limber and it is sixteen or seventeen inches wide and sixteen or seventeen in height. There are two kinds of churns a round churn and a long churn. There are a number of other articles used with the churn such as the lid; the churn-dash; the butter dish and the butter pads which are two small bits of wood with little handles. In this place the people churn twice a week in Summer and once a week in Winter. When people are about to churn they
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 01:18
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are small they got meal and when they get a little bigger they eat potatoes. When people are putting down a clutch they mark the eggs in case any other bird going in and laying in the clocking hens nest.
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2020-04-09 01:17
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we gather a number of duck-eggs and we put them under a duck that hatches. The duck sits on the eggs for four weeks. When the four weeks are up the young ducklings come out of the shells.
The geese do not lay eggs except in Spring. In springtime, every-body gathers a lot of goose-eggs and if they have any goose hatching they put the eggs under her. Then the goose sits on the eggs for four weeks and in four weeks time the young geese come out of the shells. When the chickens, ducks and geese
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 01:12
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My mother has a great number of hens and ducks at home. The hens lay eggs all through the year, and we eat a number of them in the house. When a hen hatches my mother gathers a dozen hen-eggs and she puts them under the hen. The hen sits on the eggs for three weeks. In three weeks time the chickens come out of the shells.
The ducks also lay their eggs all through the year, and we also use them in the house. When the ducks hatch
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 01:10
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and they say it is very lucky.
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2020-04-09 01:10
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My father has a farm and in this farm he has sheep cows calves and and a donkey and in the house he has cats and dogs. He has five cows. The cow-house is called the barn. The cows are tied with a piece of a rope round their neck and this rope is tied to a long stick standing beside the wall. There is a little space between each two cows. The people get a horse-shoe and they put nice paper on it or a nice piece of a cloth and they hang it in the cows barn
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 01:07
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Saint Stepen's day always falls on the day after Christmas day and that is the 26th December. On that day the young boys get little birds called wrens and they go around from house to house singing for the wren and the people in the houses give them pennies and nice sweet cakes.
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2020-04-09 01:06
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of people go to the chapel and pray and they also do stations of the cross in honour of Our Lord because on that day Our Lord was crucified on Mount Galway and died nailed to a cross.
We have Saint Patricks day on the 17th March. On that day all the people wear shamrock because Saint Patrick when preaching the word of God lifted up a shamrock and he pointed to the people the three leaves that were on this flower and only one stem and he said in like manner we have Three Persons in one God and that is the reason the people wear the shamrock
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2020-04-09 01:03
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We have Saint Brigids day on the 1st February. On that day the boys dress up a twig with a white dress and they pretend it is Saint Brigid they have and three or four boys at a time go around to the houses and they sing songs for Saint Brigid and the people in the houses give them pennies for singing for Saint Brigid.
When Easter Sunday comes all the people eat a number of eggs.
We always have Good Friday before Easter. On that day a great number
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 01:01
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potatoes. "Potatoe Bread" which is made from boiled potatoes and then baked, and "bocscí" which is made from raw potatoes and then baked on a griddle.
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2020-04-09 00:59
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stone every year. When the stalks have lost their green colour in October the people know that the potatoes are ripe so they dig them and put them in pits for the Winter. After Christmas the potatoes are taken home and put into barns until Spring when the slits are cut. Arranbanners, Kerrypinks, Flounders, Champions and Eppecures are the potatoes that grow in this place. The champion is the best potatoe for table use but the others grow much larger and more plentiful and they are often given to cattle to eat. We make two kinds of bread from
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 00:56
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potatoe depends on the number of eyes in the potatoe. A stalk shoots up from each of those eyes in the slit and when the little stalks come up over the clay there is a little bag manure put to each of them and there is more clay dug in the hollow between the ridges and packed up between the stalks in order to keep them firm in the ground, this part of the work is called moulding. When the stalks are full grown the potatoes begin to ripen. If the year comes wet there is great danger of a blight destroying the potatoes so in order to protect them they are sprayed with blue-
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 00:51
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is then covered with stable manure. The seed or slits as they are called are placed in lines over the manure, the slits are placed a foot apart and the lines are about eighteen inches apart. The slits are then covered over with clay which is dug in the space between the ridges thus leaving a hollow between each two ridges. Farmers keep the best of their potatoes each year for seed for the following year. The slits are carefully cut from the potatoe by the farmers wife. She leaves at least one eye on each and two if possible so the number of slits got from a
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 00:48
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Everybody in this place who has land sows as much potatoes each spring as what they require for their own use for the whole year. Each farmer tills his own portion of land for his potatoes; it has to be done with the spade as they have no plough in this district. First of all the ridges are measured out each being five feet wide, and between every two ridges there is a sod about six inches wide turned over; this part of the work is called the scoring. The ridges are next covered with manure; first of all they are sheeted over with sea-weed and the sea-weed
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-09 00:45
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are cut before a year old, it will live to be a thief. If they want trimming before that age, they are to be trimmed by biting. If you wish well to your friend's child, you must give it, when it first enters your house, a cake, a little salt, and an egg. When a child has the thrush, say the eighth Psalm over it three times daily for eight days. Or you may catch a duck and hold its bill wide open in the child's mouth so that the cold breath of the duck will cause the disease slowly but surely to depart. Whooping cough will never be taken by a child that has ridden upon a bear. when bear-bating was in fashion, this belief yielded a part of his income to the bear owner. Roast mouse cures the measles.
If I eat an egg, I must finish by making a hole in the shell, or the witches will sail out on it to wreck the ships.
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2020-04-09 00:38
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To be born with much down upon hands on arms is a sign of future wealth. A child born on Christmas Day or during chime hours ,will be able to see spirits. A child that does not cry at its Baptism is too good to live. If a childs finger -nails
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2020-04-09 00:37
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In south Kilkenny we have a similar example in Poulrone, Poll Ruadhain. "Rohan's creek" after St Rohan, whose name also occurs in Tullaruan, "Tullac Ruadhain", "Rohan's mound",a famous hurling parish.
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2020-04-09 00:33
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and Clondrohid. Mostly all the people from the west helped Killmurray. One fellow in the crowd said
"When they saw the great number that came from the west
To keep up their spirit they were all in their best.
They said to them selves will not show them fair play
Will take up the ball and will hook it away".
A great bowling match was played from Kilmurray to Crookstown between Michael Wall and Buckley from Cork. This score was not finished. There were £100 in each side of this and about six months after this was drawn.
another score was played from Newcestown to Bealnablath. This was played by Thomas Sheehan from Mossgrove and Denis O' Leary of Copeen. Thomas Sheehan won this score by bowls of odds.
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2020-04-09 00:27
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Two Murrays, Don Horgan without obstacle.
With intelligence and grandeur played Patrick Drummy"
The field they played in was about nine acres in size. Tady Donovan struck the ball out spacing the nine acre field.
"The guests and gazers stood in amazement
Astonished and gazed and enquired who was he.
But I being convenient I answered most violent
He's a man of experience from Kinallmakie
This match was wone by one goal. the players were dressed with only a breeches and shirt and no boots. the hurley ball was made with thread and cork and this was covered with horse skin.
The hurleys were made of the purest ash. When they were looking only at the ash tree to get nice hurleys.
A great football match played between Aglish
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2020-04-09 00:21
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There was a very good match played in Crossmahon between Templemartin and Canovee. Twenty-one were playing in each side. They had no goal posts the two opposite corners of the field acted as posts. In each of these corners was a man standing with a flag.
"Templemartin so cleaver assembled to gether
In the plains of Cossmahon to play Canovee"
There were Donny and Tady,
They played there sedately.
With Harriss Delaney and Pat Mahoney
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2020-04-09 00:18
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posts used at that time but two pieces of cloth stuck on the ditch and any ball that struck the ditch between the pieces of cloth or went over it was call a cúl. Culs they were called at that time and not goals and points.
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2020-04-09 00:16
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About ninety years ago there lived at Carraigereen near Mallow a big farmer who had about thirty cows.
Among the cattle there was one white cow who used to be constantly licking a tree every day. This cow used to have more milk night and morning than any other cow in the herd. One day some person saw the Fairy Queen milking the white cow. After that they got the milk tasted and found it was no stronger than water only that it was white. Then the farmer sold the cow. After that they had no luck. Their cows died and everything went against them. At last they had not enough money to pay the rent so they were evicted by the landlord.
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2020-04-09 00:11
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A woman in the district made candles about thirty years ago. She got the fat of the cow, melted it, put in a wick into the middle of the mould and put in the greese.
When it was cool she turned it upside down and then she had her candle.
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2020-04-09 00:09
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placed the candle in the hole. the candles that were made from tallow were called "Pád ógs"
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2020-04-09 00:07
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hair on those days it would never again grow and also they used to say that if you dig a grave on those days something would happen you. Wednesday and Saturday were very lucky days to buy or sell anything.
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2020-04-09 00:06
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In Mr O' Sullivan's field in Laughtneill there are a lot of stones. These stones mark the place where O' Neill and his horse and his dogs were killed.
There is one very big stone there and it is said that it is there O' Neill is buried. There are two other stones and it is there his horses are buried. Then there are seventeen small stones round the very big stone where himself is buried. These small stones mark the burial places of his dogs. Long ago people used to but and sell cattle on Sundays after Mass.
During the week the buyers would come to see the cattle and make a bargain that the cattle should be driven to a certain place on Sunday after Mass. . the people of long ago used to say that Mondays and Friday were unlucky days to buy or sell anything. They also said that if you cut your
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2020-04-09 00:05
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The principal local estate was that of the Vandeleurs, landlords of Tullyerine. During the Plan of Campaign three families were evicted for supporting the Plan viz.:- John Flanigan, John O'Dea (Tom) and Mrs John O'Dea (widow). The "Battering Ram" was used on this estate during the operation of the Plan.
Songs were composed about the evictions of which these two verses are typical.
"The first that they came to he acted no man
He opened his doors to the Battering Ram
His doors he could close and defend out "the plan"
And defy every stroke of the Battering Ram
The next that they came to was Cleary Abu,
He showed to the Saxons what the Irish could do,
He barred up his doors and defended the Plan
And defied every strokeof the Battering Ram"
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2020-04-09 00:01
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of the shoemaker that was about to make her shoes. He went to the shoemaker and told him that he would make one shoe and the shoemaker could make the other. The shoemaker would not let him and the Goban Saor said he would pay if he did any harm to the shoe. The shoes were made and were sent to the lady. She said whoever made that one let him make the too. The Goban Saor said he could not because he should take her measure.
The lady went to the Goban Saor to take her measure and shortly after they got married.
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2020-04-08 23:57
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Here is an old story that several people knew in olden times. It is about the Goban Saor. This Goban Saor was called Garold Dawley. he was supposed to have found the four leaf shamrock, and everything he turned his hand to, he could do it easy.
During this time there was some building carried on in some place. This Goban Saor went to the head boss, and asked him, could he hire him. The boss said he could, and asked him what kind of work he would like to do. The Goban Saor said he could do any kind of work. Alright said the boss and he told him to make a cat with too tails. Then the boss and all the working men went to their dinner.
While at the dinner and enjoying themselves they forgot about the Goban Saor.
When all the people came back to their work they saw the cat on the wall and was no trace of the Goban Saor.
Some time after the Goban Saor heard of a fine lady and he could find no way of getting to see her. So he heard
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 23:57
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eighinteacht agus seo iad:- “tar uilig tar annseo” agus geobhadh sí an uachtar agus da mbeadh bainne ar bith aici san bhaile bhiodh an t-uachtar ar lá ar na bharach agus ní bheadh dadaidh ag na daoine a bhiodh ag bualadh an mhaistreabhadh.
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2020-04-08 23:56
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Tá cuinneog ag mo mhathair ins an bhaile. Cuinneog de’n tsean deanamh atá ann. Is minic a bhualadh maistreabhadh ann. Tá sé fonsaí iarainn uirthí agus tá sí sean go maith fosda. Deireadh sean-daoine ná’n chóir blathach no bainne ar bith a chur amach ins an oidhche gan grainín salainn a chaitheamh ar. Sé an reasún ata le seo, deireadh siad dá rachadh duine amach ins an oidhche le bainne agus gan rud beag salainn air (beag) cuirfeadh sin mío-adh ar an eallach agus ar an bhainne. Agus deireadh siad fosda ná’r chóir maistreabhadh a deanamh ins an oidhche. An chead lá de Bhailtaine nuair a bhiodh na daoine ag deanamh maistreabhadh bhí bean thart fá’n cheanntair agus nuair a shilfeadh sí go mbeadh na daoine ag deanamh maistreabhadh deireadh sí focla
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2020-04-08 23:55
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S = Crochadh
T = Racan (no bata croise)
U = Do theanga
V = Maide Briste
W = Clith fhuirsthe
X = Croich Cheasta
Y = Cos ráca
Z = Gé
John M; Shane who lives in Carrick (says th) and who is about 77 years of age, says he remembers seeing those pictures in books.
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2020-04-08 23:53
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The English alphabet as taught about here long ago.
A = cúpla
B = Spréacloíri
C = Crú asail
D = Bo narra (bow and arrow)
E = Sean teach
F = Sean speal
G = Baintreabhach
H = Geafta
I = Bata
J = Caman
K = Eochair
L = Iompar
M = Rud a ioras tíl
N = Rud na niorann tíl
O = Geallach
P = Cor shugan
Q = Ruball an mhadaidh
R = Bara
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 23:52
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Óeir Searlus Mac Briartaigh – fear atá amach agus isteach ar 65 bliadhain d’aois atá i na chomhnuidhe i dTeidleann, gur b’é an rud budh cóir duid a rádh agus tú ag dul isteach ‘un aifrinn – “Tá maid ag dul isteach go tórramh Dé”.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 23:51
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dtiocfadh leis sin a deanamh. Annsin dubhairt na fir nach ndeanamh fear ar bith é acht Cuirrisgin agus dubhairt an fear uasal gurab eisean Cuirrisgin agus go ndeanamh sé é. Annsin beireadh air agus tugadh go Baile Atha Cliath é crochadh é agus ní rabh an gaduidhe ins an Bearnas ó sin amach.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 23:50
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mhór chúaidh an súid seo súas án séimleoir. Cúpla lá indíaidh sín thóg sé á bean abáile agús cómhnúig sí go fadá índhiaidh sín. Deirtear gur'b iad na sidheoga á thúg ár síubhal í.
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2020-04-08 23:50
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gur chualaidh sé iomrádh ar Proinnsias Dubh Mac Aodha agus go rabh sé ag tarraingt air. Chuir Proinnsias céad míle fáilte roimhe agus thug sé leis é fhad le na theach fhéin.
Lá amháin dubhairt Cuirrisgin le Proinnsias Dubh go dteachaidh an fear ba shaidhbhire i mBaile Atha Cliath ar shiubhal ar a laethe saoire agus na rabh sa bhaile acht [a?] agus cupla cailín eile agus gur choir daobhtha a ghabhail annsin agus an méid airgid a bhí ins an teach a thabhair leobhtha. An lá thar na bharach d’imthigh Proinnsias Dubh agus Cuirrisgin ag tarraingt ar Baile Atha Cliath. Nuair a chuaidh siad isteach go Baile Atha Cliath bhí an oidhche ann. D’fhan siad annsin go dteachaidh na daoine uilig i luighe. Annsin chuaidh siad isteach sa teach. Bhí ingean an fir uasail ann agus d’iarr Cuirrisgin ar Phroinnsias Dubh í a marbhughadh. Dubhairt Proinnsias leis nach ndéanamh sé dún-mharbhughadh ar bith annseo anocht. Le sin thainig na saighdhiurí isteach ar an doras agus siud amach an bheirt eile ar an cúl doras agus sin an rása fríd cnuic agus sleibhte. Sa deireadh fuair siad greim ar Phroinnsias Dubh Mac Aodha agus thug siad arais go Baile Atha Cliath é agus crochadh é.
Bhí Cuirrisgin ar a seachnu a rith an ama seo. Bhí fir ina dhiaidh oidhche agus lá acht ní tiocfadh leo greim a fhaghail air. Ins an deireadh fuair sé fhad leis an Óilean Úr. Cuireadh fir in a dhiaidh annsin. Trathnóna amháin fuair na fir barraillí agus bhí siad ag iarraidh léimnigh isteach [?] gcionn agus (amháin) amach sa chionn eile. Thainig fear [?] thart agus dubhairt sé go rabh fhios aige san fear agus go
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 23:49
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Why dont you drive easy
She's hissing like blazes says charming Jim Eoghan
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2020-04-08 23:49
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d’fhiafruigh sé díthe an rabh eagla uirthí roimh Proinnsias Dubh Mac Aodha. Dubhairt sí leis nach rabh leoga nó gura’b é a h-athair. Nuair a cualaidh seisean seo thug sé mála ór díthe agus d’iarr sé uirthi a bheith ag dul abhaile anois fhad le na mathair. Tamall indiaidh sin bhí Tiarna talamh ag dul isteach go Doire indiaid a bhéith i nDún na nGall ag cruinniughadh na cíosa. Nuair a thainig sé fhad leis an bhearnas thainig Proinnsias Dubh roimhe agus bhain sé an t-airgid uilig uaidh agus annsin d’iarr sé air a ghabhail abhaile agus [?nse] gur ghoid Proinnsias Dubh Mac Aodha an t-airgid uaidh.
An lá thar na bharach thainig fear thart ag díol éisg. Chaith Proinnsias an t-iasg amach i lár an bhealaigh mhóir. Annsin d’iarr sé ar an fear a ghabhail fhad leis an bhaile mhór agus lód hataí agus lóg bataí a thabhairt arais. Nuair a thainig sé arais thoisig sé fhéin agus Proinnsias Dubh ag obair. Shaith siad na bataí fa talamh agus annsin chuir siad hata ar a uile bhata. Annsin chuaidh Proinnsias Dubh amach ar toiseach agus claidheamh leis. nuair a thainig na saighdhiurí le gréim faghail air, chonnaic siad na hataí agus na bataí sa talamh shil siad gur fir a bhí ann. Dubhairt siad gur bfearr daobhtha pilleadh ar an bhaile nó go rabh i bhfad níos smó fír ag Proinnsias Dubh Mac Aodha nó bhí aca san. Cuplá lá indiaidh sin bhí Proinnsias Dubh sa chnoc agus chonnaic sé marcach ag tarrainge air. Nuair a thainig sé fhad leis d’fiafruigh sé dó caidé’n t-ainm a bhí air. Dubhairt sé gur Cuirrisgin gaduidhe Chonnachta a bhí ann agus go rabh sé ar a seachnu agus
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2020-04-08 23:49
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in and sat down at the same table with me. I was the first to finish, however, and getting up I absent-mindedly picked up her umbrella and started for the door. She called out to me and reminded me that I had her umbrella, whereupon I returned it to her with much embarrassament and many apologies. This incident served to impress the subject more deeply on my mind, so on my way home in the evening I called for my umbrellas, bought a newspaper, and boarded a street-car. I was deeply engrossed in my newspaper, having placed the five umbrellas alongside of me in the car, but all at once I had a peculiar feeling of some one staring at me. Suddenly I looked up from my paper, and was surprized to see sitting directly opposite me the same young woman I had met in the restaurant. She had a broad smile on her face, and looking straight into my eyes she said knowingly. You've had a successful day, to-day, havent you."
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2020-04-08 23:48
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Here is a song by John Sullivan who lived in Laughtneill long ago about Jim Eoghan.
"On the fourteenth of May which I long shall remember
Down to Cork races I chanced for to go
When at Crookstown station and to my amazement
As the train was just leaving up cantered Jim Eoghan
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He shouted at the driver
Hallow wait a while sir
'Till I'll get a ticket to the races I'm going
'Tis for my new clothes I had to go home sir
and that's what delayed me says charming Jim Eoghan
III
He purchased his ticket and the carriage he entered
His arms were folded you would think there were moulded
but at that very moment she got into a hole
He called to the driver
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2020-04-08 23:48
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Bhí fear ann uair amháin agus an t-ainm a bhí air Proinnsias Dubh Mac Aodha. Bhí sé pósta agus ní rabh de chlann aca acht ingean amhain. Bhí siad an bhoct, la amháin dubhairt Proinnsias go rabh sé ar shiubhal ag cuartughadh oibre agus dá bfuigheadh sé obair ar bith nach dtiocfadh sé abhaile go [cuig?] bliadna.
An lá thar na bharach d’imthigh Proinnsias leis. Bhí se ag siubhal leis ariamh go dtainig sé fhad leis a Bhearnas. Smaoitigh sé annsin nach dtiocfadh leis [rud?] níos fearr a dheanamh na a ghabhail a’ ghaduidheacht. Rinne sé teach beag dó fhéin annsin agus an uile [dh?] a thiocfadh an bealach bhíodh an eagla ortha roimhe.
Trathnóna geimridh amháin thainig cailín beag fríd [?] Bhearnas. Bhí sí ag teacht ó’n Lagan an áit a bhí sí [?] aimsear agus tuarastal bliadhna léithe. Sa deireadh [léi?] Proinnsias Dubh amach i lár an bhealaig mhoir agus
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2020-04-08 23:48
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Matching is still carried on. First a man friend of one of the parties goes (generally on horse-back) with "an account" to the parents of the other party. If "the account" is favourably received, a meeting is arranged between the parents of the young couple. The meeting takes place usually at the local public house, or in the nearest village. The "fortune", size of farm, stock etc are discussed and if there is conditional agreement on the main question-the fortune required- a day is appointed for the "walking of the hand". It is on this occasion that the young couple meet for the first time in most cases if matchmaking. If the land , houses, stock etc please the terms conditionally agreed on are ratified (perhaps with modifications) and the parties go to the nearest town to "draw the writings". Up to 20 or 30 years ago this was often done by some local "smart man" but now a solicitor is, in nearly all cases, employed.
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2020-04-08 23:44
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Sean Deasy Nair lived in Brinny house near Upton. One day Sean invited a priest to his house. In his house there was a black cat. At every meal the cat sat at the top of the table and he had to be fed first. The priest knew that it was the devil that was there. The priest told Sean that he would banish the cat.
Sean would not let the priest go home for his prayer book because he was afraid that the priest would not come back. He sent one of his servants for the priests book. When the servants came the priest prayed and the cat went out in fire through the roof.
Near Sean's house was a tree where he used to hang people. The tree is to be seen to this day and the bark of the tree is always green but no leaves grow on it. During Seans time there lived a widow near his place.
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2020-04-08 23:43
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she had only one son he was very cross and his mother was not able to control him. One day she went to Seans house and she asked Sean what would she do with her son.
He told her to bring the boy to him and he would fix him. The boy was brought to him and he hanged the boy.
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2020-04-08 23:42
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In olden times there was a fort about a quarter of a mile from my house. It was enclosed by a big high wall and around it were many black thorn bushes. The people that lived long ago used to go there for safety when the place was a forest. They used to be chased by the wild beasts so that the forts were the only place where they had to save their lives.
This name of this fort is Toberatavaran which is given down in history. Tober is the name of a well in Irish and tavaran means the bitter herb most probably dandelion.
The well is about twenty yards from the fort. It is an excellent well for spring water
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2020-04-08 23:42
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One morning recently as I was about to start from my home, I noticed that it was raining very hard outside, and as I turned to the rack to get an umbrella I was surprized to find that out of five umbrellas there was not one in the lot I could use. On the impulse of the moment I decided to take the whole five down town to the umbrella hospital and have them all repaired at once.
Just as I started from the door my wife asked me to be sure and bring her umbrella back as she wanted to use it that evening. This imprest the subject of umbrellas very vividly on my mind, so I did not fail to leave the five umbrellas to be repaired, stating I would call for them on my way home in the evening. When I went to lunch at noon it was still raining very hard, but as I had no umbrella this simply imprest the subject on my mind. I went to a nearby restaurant, sat down at a table and had been there only a few minutes when a young lady came
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2020-04-08 23:41
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Sean Deasy Nair lived in Brinny house near Upton. One day Sean invited a priest to his house. In his house there was a black cat. At every meal the cat sat at the top of the table and he had to be fed first. The priest knew that it was the devil that was there. The priest told Sean that he would banish the cat.
Sean would not let the priest go home for his prayer book because he was afraid that the priest would not come back. He sent one of his servants for the priests book. When the servants came the priest prayed and the cat went out in fire through the roof.
Near Sean[?] house was a tree where he used to hang people. The tree is to be seen to this day and the bark of the tree is always green but no leaves grow on it. During Sean[?] time there lived a widow near his place.
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2020-04-08 23:35
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the middle of the house with a iron pipe from the centre of the fire going up through the roof for they had not any chimneys at that time. They used to have wire around the fire but if they were going anywhere they would take away the wire and put a iron guard round it they used also do that when they were going to bed.
They used to get up very quick in the morning for every one of them wanted to be first to take the guard off the fire for they used to say whoever would be lucky for the day.
It was furze the people burned long ago but in the evening they would make a fire of turf.
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2020-04-08 23:35
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I dropt into the post-office this morning for my mail and just inside the door I found a little boy crying very bitterly. Naturally I asked him the cause of his trouble, and lifting his tear-stained face to mine he said: I had two quarters, and a feller come along just now and took one away from me." What." said I "right here in the post-office." Yes, sir." Well, why didn't you tell some one." I did; I hollered, 'Help. help;" (said very weakly) Well," I said, "is that as loud as you can holler. Yes, sir." So I took the other quarter.
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2020-04-08 23:34
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To the school-house in the hollow,
Where the Master's voice so mellow,
As he told us how he'd follow,
If we touched the Waterfall.
Chorus.
When half-past twelve was sounded,
Along the road we bounded,
The black gates we quickly rounded
And ran without a fall,
Our lunch we soon divested,
As in the fields we rested,
And after we digested,
we swam the Waterfall.
Chorus.
When the corn was fit for reaping,
Old Gall his eye was keeping,
On any youngsters leaping,
Across the boundary wall,
Whilst Cinty Rourke was hooking,
A trout just fit for cooking,
And we all enjoyed a "look-in,"
From behind the Waterfall.
Chorus.
So start again the churning,
Our exiles are returning,
How their hearts with joy are burning,
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2020-04-08 23:29
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Long ago there were a lot more houses in this district to what there are now.
Those houses had very big kitchen and one or two small rooms. The roofs were not made of slate like they are now it was of thatch they were made. The thatch was made of wheaten straw they used to call that a reed, sometimes if they had not the wheaten straw they would make the thatch from rushes or from oaten straw. But the wheaten straw was the best and would stand longer.
If there was a big family in those houses they would put a bed in the kitchen those beds were called pressbeds for during the day they used to fold them up and you would think they were not beds.
The fire was often in
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2020-04-08 23:28
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A song composed by Joe Gallagher of Drumakeeran who is now dead.
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There's a spot beside Drumkeeran which to me is most endearing,
Of a voice I think I'm hearing fond memories to recall,
Of the days I used to wander o'er the fields and yonder,
Whils't each moment I grew fonder,
Of the dear old Waterfall.
Chorus.
Where the Waterfall is flowing, and the flagons green are growing,
Where my friends and I are going to see my neighbours all,
And the moment that they'll meet me,
With a "Welcome home" they'll greet me,
On a mossy bank they'll seat me,
Just beside the Waterfall.
Of my childhood days I'm dreaming
How my face with joy was beaming,
Though the rainfall it was teaming,
I joined the children's call.
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2020-04-08 23:27
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2020-04-08 23:26
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St. Brigid's Eve:-
Crosses of wood are still made in a few houses in the district
New Year:-
One of the male members of household goes to neighbouring house to wish the inmates a Happy New Year. This is sometimes done by invitation to ensure that a female might not be the first to wish the Blessing of the New Year. This would be considered unlucky.
St. John;s Eve:-
Bonfires are still lighted, but the custom has waned very much. It is in fact only kept alive by the children, and there is no longer an all-night dance round the fire, as was the case about 50 years ago.
St. Martin's Day:-
The custom of killing a goose and sprinkling the blood on the door step still survives.
St. Stephen's Day:-
Wren boys still go from house to house.
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2020-04-08 23:26
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When they were sailing back to Cork the ship sank and they never have been heard of since.
The ruins of the Abbey are standing to this day and it is also a graveyard.
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2020-04-08 23:25
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Timoleague Abbey was built about four hundred years ago, by some Franciscan monks. When they were building it at first it used to be knocked down every night, but the monks said they would watch, but they would only watch for a time, and then they would fall asleep.
One night the head monk had a dream. He saw an Angel standing before him and the Angel said to him, "You and the other monks are not building the Abbey in the right place", When he awoke he related what he had seen and heard to the other monks, and they started to build the Abbey near the village of Timoleague. When it was erected one monk did the most beautiful carvings on the windows and doors. Shortly afterwards some Captain and his soldiers from Cork sailed to Timoleague and they went into the Abbey and destroyed most of it and the monks were so horrified that they wished they would never reach Cork safely.
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2020-04-08 23:21
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She could bath Jesus first. The woman gave her consent and Mary bathed Jesus. Then the woman bathed her child in the same water and immediately the sores disappeared. This child's father is supposed to be the good thief.
It is a custom in this district for the people to leave lighted candles in their windows o n Christmas Eve, as it is believed, that the Blessed Virgin passes on that night and that she knows she is welcome to enter and rest, where she sees a candle lighting.
In this district it is believed that it hurts Our Blessed Lady very much to hear a girl whistling and on that account it is considered a very unlucky practice.
When the Holy Family were flying into Egypt they rode on an ass and since that there is a cross on the ass's back.
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2020-04-08 23:19
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and her timbers flew like scattered spray,
On Inchydoney's rock.
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Then loud from all that guilty crew one shriek rose wild and high,
But the angry surge swept over them,
And hush'd their gurgling cry,
And with a hoarse exulting tone the tempest passed away,
And down, still chafing from their strife, the indignant waters lay.
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When calm and purple morning, shone out on high Dunmore,
Full many a mangled corpse was seen on Inchydoney's shore,
And to this day the fishermen show where the scoffers sank,
And still they call that hillock green, the Virgin Mary's Bank."
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2020-04-08 23:18
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pulled the rope the man was not hanged at all. He was put up again the second time but he could not be hanged either this time.
The people took the man off the scaffold and examined him and to their great surprise found a collar of it iron around his neck. Written on this was "made by Lane of Ballinacurra".
Then the man was hanged and he was the last of the O' Mahony clan.
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2020-04-08 23:15
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It is believed in this district that the Blessed Virgin was a great spinner and that she made all the garments for St. Joseph, Jesus and herself.
Another belief is that Jesus used to help St. Joseph when he was working.
The people say that the Blessed Virgin and Jesus were at St. Joseph's bedside when he was dying.
It is said that the Blessed Virgin always wore blue and white
When the Holy Family were flying into Egypt the took shelter in a cave. A robber and his wife lived there. The robber's wife had a little baby and its body was covered with big sores. She was going to bath it when Mary asked her if
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2020-04-08 23:14
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stars to Him he soul loved best.
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He showed Her to his sailors and they hailed her with a cheer,
And on the kneeling Virgin they gazed with laugh and jeer,
And madly swore a form so fair they never saw before,
And cursed the faint and lagging breeze that kept them from the shore.
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The ocean from its bosom shook off the moonlight sheen,
And up the wrathful billows rose to vindicate their Queen,
And a cloud came o'er the Heavens and a darkness o'er the land,
And the scoffing crew beheld no more the lady on the land.
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Out burst the peeling thunder and the lightning leapt about,
And rushing with his watery war, the tempest gave a shout,
And that vessel from a mountain [?] came down with thund'ring shock,
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2020-04-08 23:13
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Long ago lived in Upton three brothers of O'Mahonys. They were great robbers and they used rob the rich to serve the poor. Two of these were caught and hanged, and they could not catch the third. One day while the third brother was going along the road he met a poor widow and her children after being evicted and their cattle seized. The man told her not to worry and that she would get them all back again. After continuing his journey he met the agent of the Landlord and he robbed him and took away all the money. He then turned back and gave the money to the widow.
Some time after this man was arrested, tried and hanged in Bandon. It was the law then if the man could not be hanged the first and second he should not be hanged at all.This man went on the scaffold the first time and when the hang-man
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2020-04-08 23:11
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Beliefs in Drumkeerin district about the harvest.
It is a belief in this district that it is unlucky to work with sharp weapons after night fall, and hence many people would not mow grass or cut corn after after dark.
If the hay or oats is started on Saturday it will be a long time before the harvest is saved as Saturday is supposed to be a day of ill-omen as regards harvest.
If what is considered a lone bush is in the meadow no person will cut the grass around it.
If the mice gather into the barns it is a sign of a scarcity of hay and oats for that year.
The 23th of June is the bonfire night and it is a custom to light a bonfire which lasts until about one
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2020-04-08 23:07
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The Virgin Mary's Bank
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The evening star rose beauteous, above the fading day,
As to the lone and silent beach the Virgin came to pray,
And hill and wave shone brightly in the moonlights mellow fall,
But the bank of green where Mary knelt was brightest of them all.
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Slow, moving o'er the water's a gallant barque appeared,
And her joyous crew looked from the deck as to the land she neared,
To the calm and sheltered haven she floated like a swan,
And her wings of snow o'er the waves below in pride and beauty shone.
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The Captain saw our Lady as he stood upon the prow,
And marked the whiteness of he robe, and the radiance of her brow,
Her arms were folded gracefully upon her stainless breast,
And her eyes looked up among the
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2020-04-08 23:07
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In the griddle of long ago there were two pieces of iron one at each side and a hole in it to hang it up. Long before any griddles were used when the fireplace was hot the fire used to be brushed off it and the cake put down on it and they used not rise as high as an ordinary cakes.
They burned a silly rod in the fire and when it was black they put a cross on the cake the way it would bake better. For any special occasion they baked currant cakes and the pan cakes and they also baked cakes made of flour sugar and milk.
The first cake that baked in every house in New Year's night would be clung behind the door to keep out the Saranac. They baked cakes of potatoes and they also made cakes of Indian meal.
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2020-04-08 23:07
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they have good faith in it that it will have effect.
God bless this house from thatch to floor,
The twelve apostles guard the door,
The four good angels watch my bed,
Two at foot and two at head, Amen.
This prayer is said at night.
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2020-04-08 23:05
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As I lie on my right side
I ask God to be my guide
If any injury happens me
That the Blessed Virgin Mary may waken me,
Jesus the plant and Mary the flower,
Jesus and Mary be with me now and at my dyeing hour.
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar be ever adored and praised and blessed with the greatest affection in all the Tabernacles of the world this day even to the end of time.
This prayer is said by the people of this district before leaving the church
Our Saviour was born in Bethlehem and baptised in the river Jordan. The water was clear and the water was good and in in His name I stop this blood.
Persons suffering from haemorrhage should say this prayer and it is believed that if
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2020-04-08 23:05
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Once upon a time three brothers lived together with their mother and they were very poor. The two oldest brothers said that they must go and earn their hire. So the mother made up little parcels of food for them. Now these two were not anyway clever. They came to a house where there was a clever farmer. He told the brothers that they should stay with him until the cuckoo should call again and that they were not to grumble at anything they should have to do. If they did not grumble he would fill their pockets with 6d and 8d bits, but if they did he would cut a piece off there ears. They made the bargain. For the first days they had to be up at 4 o clock and working till 10 o clock in the night, and they would not get their breakfast until 8. After a while they began to grumble and they were sent home by the farmer with a piece gone off their ears
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2020-04-08 23:01
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There is a Island about three miles outside Clonakilty which is called Inchydoney. On this Island there is a bank jutting out into the sea, Rumour has it that the Blessed Virgin appeared there in years gone by. Across the bay there is a place called Muckross where there was some Brittas mines which at one time were working, and ships from England used to bring cargoes of coal and carry back cargoes of Brittas. One evening as the Blessed Virgin was praying on the bank a ship came and when the crew saw Her they mocked and jeered Her. Suddenly a storm arose and wrecked the ship, and all on board were lost. There is a poem connected with this story, which I am going to set off in the following lines.
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2020-04-08 23:00
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There are four corners on my bed,
There are four angels to guard my stead,
St Matthew, Mark, Luke , and John,
Christ bless the bed that I like on,
One to watch one to pray and two to carry my soul away.
As I lay down my head to sleep
I pray to God may soul to keep
And if I die before I wake
I pray to God my soul to take
These are common prayers in this district and are said by most of the old people when they lie down at night to sleep.
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2020-04-08 23:00
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Assist me you Helicon Muses.
Once more Im invoking your aid,
Yield to grant me your infusions
In praise if a lofty cascade.
You'll find there's no almanac or author
The state of the weather can show.
More clear than the echo of this water.
When storm approaches to blow.
Its precipice formed by nature
Is vulgarly called Pullinass
Most beautiful high decorated
Between the Scutch Mill and Greaghglass.
Its cavern round it are planted.
With alder, ash, oak and fir deal.
Courters do frequently haunt it
In silence their love to reveal
The murmuring rill of this water
With an echo descends the cascade
And leaves lovers unfound by their parents
Sequestered in underwood shade.
In summer to view it is pleasing
When nature her gifts yield to bloom
Spontaneously all decorated
The fruits and the flowers' perfume
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2020-04-08 22:57
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A man who still lies in this district was going along the road one day. He had a horse and cart with him. He met a priest on the road and he said something that made the priest angry. When he went about another mile his horse fell and broke one of his legs.
During the period of the famine days there was a woman walking along the road early one morning and at Curraghs graveyard about four miles from the village of Drumkeeran.
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2020-04-08 22:57
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to see what was happening to it. She took up the barrell and there lay a big roll of butter in the ground three times as large as what she had in the dairy. The woman that had the rope thought that all the fine butter was gone down the river for all her butter was gone and she travelled miles down the river but she never could find it.
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2020-04-08 22:57
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A man who still lies in this district was going along the road one day. He had a horse and cart with him. He met a priest on the road and he said something that made the priest angry. When he went about another mile his horse fell and broke one of his legs.
During the period of the famine days there was a woman walking along the road early one morning and at Curraghs graveyard about four miles from the village of Drumkeeran.
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2020-04-08 22:56
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The famine in 1847 was caused by the failure of the potato crop. It appeared that at that time the people lived wholly on potatoes and with starvation they ate turnips and barleysmeal which they ground themselves with rough stones. This naturally brought on diseases which wiped out nearly one-third of the population of this country.
Nothing was done by the Government to relieve the people except the Board of Works made some roads and gave some employment to the people. When the English knew that the potatoes had failed they bough all the corn so the people would die of hunger. The Protestants offered food to them if they attended the Protestant Church but no one did that.
I got this story from Mr. William Davis.
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2020-04-08 22:55
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stile and he tore his breeches and he said "Stileum torom brichiorom." When he reached home his mother knelt down to receive his blessing and he gave it as follows:-
"Moonum shinum brightem,
Go to meet tmatum;
Stileum torom brichiorom.
Amen. "
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2020-04-08 22:55
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About seventy years ago to the west of Macroom lived a woman that was all Piseog. On a May morning she went down to a little river near by with a long rope and was drawing (a long rope) it to and fro.
While she was doing it she as saying "leath mo chuid ime-se agus lán do chuid ime-se" which meant "half of my butter and all your butter". Suddenly a man saw her and he ran down to her to see what she was doing. When the woman saw him coming she ran away home and forgot the rope.
The man saw the rope sailing down the river so he took it home with him, but he never knew a bit about the piseog. He threw it away in the corner of his yard and about twelve o'clock his wife never saw the rope so she put a forty gallon barrell down on it with the bottom of it turned up.
In the evening when she went to the dairy room she missed the most of half of her butter but she thought that it was the rats ate it. Then she went through the yard and she noticed that the barrell was very high. She went over
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2020-04-08 22:53
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John Mc Carthy once was away in college studying for the priesthood, at least he was supposed to be. His mother used send him lots of money for books and other things, but the boy instead of learning was having a fine time spending all the money on amusements. At last it was coming near the time when he should be ordained and his mother was delighted because she knew that he should soon come home and give her his first blessing. At last he started for home (though he was not a priest) On his way home he was thinking what he would say to his mother or what blessing he would give her. As he travelled along he looked out the carriage window and he saw the moon shining bright, so he thought the best way to start his blessing would be by saying "Moonun shinum brightum." So then he thought of how he would meet his mother and he said :"Go to meet tmatum." He was travelling over a
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2020-04-08 22:49
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and he defeated the Scotch giant, who ran for his life. The Irish giant lifted a mass of earth and flung it at him.
The hole which was left in the earth filled in with water and is the largest lake in Ireland, it is called lough Neagh, Where the mass of earth fell into the sea a large island was formed and is called the Isle of Man.
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2020-04-08 22:48
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still several names which tell of people of whom there is now no trace and who were evicted during the Famine. Some of them are, Larkin's Spout, Gearrdha Fhoghludha, and Páirc a'Phaoraig. A few fields from the village there are some ruins which are called the Hotel.
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2020-04-08 22:47
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Giants and Warriors lived in this district in former times. They generally lived in caves and often fought among themselves.
It is said that they used to move rocks from one place to another. There once lived a giant in Scotland and he came over to fight an Irish giant. (defeted the) The Irish giant was the stronger
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2020-04-08 22:46
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I live not far from (the) an old Protestant Church which is in the townland of Gortavillin. It was built in the year 1749, the parson who used to come to preach to them was Parson Day, he used come from Beaufort in a cover-car, he was also a Landlord.
A family of the Murphy's, and a family of the Glosters used attend there every Sunday, it was amalgamated with Milltown and Kiltallagh. Those families were also baptised there. The Church body sold it to a man of the Murphy's who went to America some years ago. Murphy sold it back again to a man named Broderick, Murphy left the font to his sister Elizabeth. I saw it and took full particulars of it. She sold it about a year ago to a lady from Leeds, who heard she had it, and she came all the ways to buy it from her, for a small Protestant Church in England.
It is but an old ruin now.
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2020-04-08 22:46
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was a priest in that parish at that time. When he came he asked her did she give away any butter on May Morning. She said she did. The priest again asked her did he put any salt in it and she said she did not. He then told her that if she put as much salt in the butter as she would put in an egg any body could not take the butter.
The next week she sent two of her children churning the butter while she was milking the cows. After a while they ran out to her telling her that they had butter made. She ran into the dairy with them and was delighted (to find) when she found that she had her usual amount of butter again.
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2020-04-08 22:45
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Tunney's Cross:-
Until about twenty years ago there was a village at Tunney's Cross. At that time there were eleven houses in it one of them being a shop. This shop was owned by a man named Patrick Quinlan and was shut when he died. The shop was where John Walsh lives now.
Before that there had been many more people there and more houses. There was a shop where my house is now and there are two old piers of a gate there where the entrance was. In the field opposite the barrack on the north side there was a forge owned by Tunneys.
I never heard of a schoolhouse being there but there was an old school within a quarter of a mile of it on the south side on Mr. Greene's farm at the top of an old boreen now called the "Blind Boreen". The Old Schoolhouse where John Fleming taught is also within a quarter of a mile of it.
The houses there were mostly made of clay and were thatched. They were owned by Lord Waterford till the time of the Land Purchase.
Old Placenames:-
Around the village of Kilbrack there are
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2020-04-08 22:44
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get. The buyer offers less than he knows they are worth, and then the bargaining begins. They haggle and argue until the seller lower the price ad the buyer raises his offer and at last an agreement is reached.
Sometimes a third man joins in the arguement and helps to make the bargain by such words as "Split the difference" "Don't break my word" etc and they usually do "split the difference" and all are satisfied.
The seller always hands back a couple of shillings to the buyer "for luck" and this is called a "luck penny".
The buyer then puts a mark with "raddle" on the animals or cuts a mark on their hair with scissors so that he will recognise them.
He then drives them home or if they are to be shipped to England or sent to any other part of Ireland they are driven to the station.
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2020-04-08 22:43
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Tunney's Cross:-
Until about twenty years ago there was a village at Tunney's Cross. At that time there were eleven houses in it one of them being a shop. This shop was owned by a man named Patrick Quinlan and was shut when he died. The shop was where John Walsh lives now.
Before that there had been many more people there and more houses. There was a shop where my house is now and there are two old piers of a gate there where the entrance was. In the field opposite the barrack on the north side there was a forge owned by Tunneys.
I never heard of a schoolhouse being there but there was an old school within a quarter of a mileof it on the south side on Mr. Greene's farm at the top of an old boreen now called the "Blind Boreen". The Old Schoolhouse where John Fleming taught is also within a quarter of a mile of it.
The houses there were mostly made of clay and were thatched. They were owned by Lord Waterford till the time of the Land Purchase.
Old Placenames:-
Around the village of Kilbrack there are
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2020-04-08 22:42
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There is a round fort in Mr. Bell's land in Treen and there are steps leading from the road into the fort and the dead coach driven by a headless man passes by the fort every night. It is said that mysterious things happened
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2020-04-08 22:40
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In our farm at home there is a field called the Lios. In this field there was a fort or Lios. There is hardly any trace of it now except a small rise in the ground where the circular embankment stood. It must have been levelled over a hundred years ago, as my grandfather never saw it standing, and he was ninety years old when he died. He used often tell us about a crock of gold which was hidden there. When he was a boy some people
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2020-04-08 22:40
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If a rainbow is in the sky it is the sign of a shower of rain and you generally see one
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2020-04-08 22:40
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made off, Myles caught the foal and trained him. He was supposed to be the fleetest horse in the country, no soldier on horse back could catch him.
It is said that one day when he was letting him out he hit him with the bridle; he made off and was never seen again.
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2020-04-08 22:38
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attached tot he stakes. Most cows are tied by the neck.
In olden times a branch of a rowan tree used to be hung over the door of the cow house; it was supposed to bring luck to the stock. The stable where the horse is kept has also a manger. The horse's fodder consists of hay and oats. The horse is brought a few times a year to be shod. The blacksmith in this district is Peter Rourke. Hair clipping is also carried out a few times a year.
There is a story told about a man called Miles O'Reilly commonly known as Myles the Slasher. He had a castle at Augharan. His oats used to be eaten during the night. He kept watch one night and a mare and foal came out of the lough. The mare
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2020-04-08 22:38
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Long ago there was an old woman in Bellmount who would not give a match to an (old)man to light his pipe on May morning. Neither would she let a person light a pipe in the fire. She also would not give a pint of milk to a person for fear her luck would be taken away and for fear her cows would lose their milk.
Another old woman lived at "Gleann an Sirug". Her name was Mrs Bennett. She had twenty milch cows. Her next door neighbour's name was Joan "Bán" and she had three milch cows. One May morning Joan "Bán" went to Mrs Bennett's house for a pound of butter but she said not to put any salt in it.
On the market day they used to sell their butter in the town of Macroom. Joan "Bán" used to have twice as much butter as the Bennett woman and still she had only three cows. A week later they were churning again but Mrs Bennett's cream was turning into froth.
She sent for Father Welsh who
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2020-04-08 22:37
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Kerry and in the haggard of a man named Muiriseen who lived near Castlemaine he would get the gold.
Muiriseen went home, well satisfied with himself and when he reached the destination he dug for the gold, and to his great joy he found it.
He bought large property for his sons, and he lived a comfortable life and died a happy death.
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2020-04-08 22:37
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they used to be, and there are only cattle horses sheep and pigs sold now. Long ago broadcloth linen and leather were sold also. Flax was extensively grown in the district and the people spun the yarn from the flax.
There were to tanneries in which the skins were made into leather. One of these was owned by relatives of the present Mt Thos Dowdall BL.
Long ago the chief fairs were eld in April-July, August and November. Now there is a fair held on the first Monday and Tuesday of every month.
There fairs are held in the Fair Green and until the year 1934 toll was collected on fair days for Lord Greville the owner of the town.
It is fun to hear the men making a bargain on a fair day.
The seller always asks more for his animals than he expects to
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2020-04-08 22:34
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The great O' Connell in his great aggregate meeting through this country, alwasy concluded his speech, by the remark, "This is a great day for Ireland bu I think there was never a greater day came in this country, than the day the Land Purchase Schemes were introduced and carried into effect. Landlordism was the after effects of the English conquest of Ireland. The favourites of the Lord Dupties (sic), or the Court, or those who distinguised themselves in the slaughter of the unarmed Irish were granted huge tracks of land, to which they had no God -given right but the right of the strong man against the weak.
Thus, we have the Edward Denny granted 6000 acres of splendid land all around the town of Tralee from which the Irish peasant was driven to the mountains, and bogs of the Dingle Peninsula.
So also with the Herberts of Cahirnan, Muckross and Killeetierna. The Browns
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2020-04-08 22:33
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Leitrim's Waters flow.
IIII
The angler too with line and hook along nits waters roam
But some of them alas are gone three thousands miles from home
But no matter where they chance to roam their thought come back I know.
To the lovely scenes around lough Ford where Leitrims waters flow.
This song was composed by a man named McGowan from Auhoo. Aged fifty years.
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2020-04-08 22:32
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Mullingar fair has always been one of the most important fairs in Ireland.
The land around Mullingar is suitable for feeding and fattening horses and cattle and long ago buyers came from the continental countries to buy the horses.
Some very good horses were bred in this locality. These is at present in a place called Kilpatrick about two miles from Mullingar, a stud farm owned by a Major Halliday and managed by a Mr Ryan.
Here there are fine race horses bred, Major Halliday being the owner of the famous sire "Junior".
There are still great fairs held in the town although they are not so large as
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2020-04-08 22:31
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There are a number of animals on our farm - cows, calves, pigs, a horse and an ass. The cow-house is generally built of stone and roofed with iron. It is fitted with a groove, a manger for holding the fodder and wooden stakes. The chain for tying the cows are
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2020-04-08 22:29
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In memory of my childhood days when I was acarcly [?] ten.
I used to love to ramble to pluck the berry and the sloe.
Along the daisy-sloped canal where Leitrim's waters flow.
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Above its rippling waters there stands old Riversdale [?]
Its mansion house and ruins and it woods and flowery vales.
Its landscape clear each day appear, as the golden sun does glow
The tall beech trees blow with the breeze where Leitrim's waters flow.
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There stands the bridge of Auhoo a grim and stately pile.
Where lovers meet and poets think and travellers rest awhile.
Where the honey tips the woodbine as the sun is sinking low.
Where twilight shadows vale the arch where
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2020-04-08 22:29
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There lived in Crookstown in late years an old man who used to say that many years ago there was a Catholic Church and Monastery in Crookstown where the present church now stands. There are the remains of some high walls still to be seen which some people think were those around the Monastery. In Moviddy graveyard near Crookstown there is also the remains of a watch house.
It was here the Protestants at the time forced the Catholics to keep watch when a Protestants had been buried for fear the body may be stolen.
In olden times when kindling after at night the following prayer was said:
"We kindle this fire in the name of St Patrick that our houses may not be burned and our men may no be killed and that the sword
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2020-04-08 22:26
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On the shores of Lough Allen convenient to my house is the site of an old chapel. It was called Beál Aibhne chapel as it was built on the mouth of a river which enters the lake. It is believed that it was built during the penal days and inhabitants of the surrounding district see lights around it on many nights.
One day a priest of the parish of Innismagrath was passing by a Protestants house. The woman of the house was churning and there was a Catholic girl helping her. The woman thought that the milk was not churning quickly enough and to disrespect the priest she told the girl to tell him to help them. The priest guessed what she meant and did go in but before long there came dirt on the milk instead of butter.
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2020-04-08 22:23
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locally in olden times. The lived in caves and other places and they could turn themselves in hares and May night they would be afraid to leave out their cows because they would have no milk for the year.
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2020-04-08 22:22
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clay to keep out frost and rain.
Most people sow potatoes in ridges but a few in this locality sow them in drills. Long ago the iron plough was not in use but the people used a wooden plough. There are none of these wooden ploughs left in this locality now.
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2020-04-08 22:22
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The scenes around Ballyhaunis town
In the County of Mayo.
Though living here, with children dear
A wife that's kind and true
That silent tear will yet appear
When e'er I think of you.
When e'er I think of childhood's days
Now as I older grew
I long to view my native braes
In the County of Mayo.
I long to meet the Tunny clans
And all the Irish bards
Who helped to beat the "Black and Tans"
And give them my regards
I long to meet you Brother mine
In the County of Mayo.
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2020-04-08 22:21
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held in olden days at Carrigadrohid and Crookstown.
The halter goes with the horse and with prize cattle only. There is generally luck mostly given to the buyer out of the price anything from a shilling to five.
Every buyer has different marks some with a scissors out, others with Stencil ink and others are marked in the horns.
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2020-04-08 22:21
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If there are any vessels broken during the wedding it is thought that the bride and groom will have bad luck.
The old people say that it is very unlucky to wear green on your wedding day.
It was a custom in this district to have a wedding on the night after a marriage. The wedding was held in the home of the bride. All the friends of the bride an d groom would go to the wedding and they generally brought drink with them. During the wedding a crowd of straw-boys would visit the house and they would dance for a few hours. It is thought that the bride and groom will have good luck if the Straw-boys visit the house.
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2020-04-08 22:19
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Who built the Church and Cross and |Spires
They all have passed just like the leaves
That fall around the storm swept trees.
But their memories still with love surpass
All the glorious deeds of Aughavas.
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2020-04-08 22:19
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Some of the great Irish fairs in the past where large numbers of horses were bought was Bartlemy in County Cork. It lasted almost a week and buyers came from all over the world.
Generally it wound up with a big pattern day, and all sorts of other merry-making. It is recorded that a blind fiddler was unable to make his way one foggy night. He prayed that God may send him some to take him to safety. He imadgined he heard water coming from the ground where he lay and putting his hand in the water his sight was restored.
The fairs now a days last while the buying and selling is continued, except Killorglin in County Kerry, where the old custom is kept and Ballyboy in Dunmanway where a race meeting is yet held after the fair.
The fairs most familiar to us are Coachford, Macroom and Bandon and no tolls are paid in any of these except Macroom. Fairs were
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2020-04-08 22:18
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I will not get up I will not get up" "No Mother I will not get up this cold and frosty morning",
Then the children in the ring say a doll and pram if you get up if you get up if you get up A doll and pram if you get up this cold and frosty morning.
The child in the middle stands up and says "Yes Mother I will get up I will get up I will get up" "Yes Mother I will get up this cold and frosty morning".
Then one child out of the ring beats the child out of the middle on the back saying "No Mary you need not get up you need not get up" "No Mary you need not get up this cold and frosty morning".
Then the child in the middle joins those in the ring and a child in the ring goes into the middle and the game is played the same as before.
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2020-04-08 22:18
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The fore-going poem was written by Patrick Kane, Tooma, Cloone, Co. Leitrim, who emigrated to the U.S.A. about forty five years ago. He wrote many poems & prose pieces in praise of his native land. he wrote the following about the county of Mayo:
My father's cottage by the moor,
Ah racing heart, go slow;
My sister standing by the door
Are memories of Mayo.
Are memories I can't live down
No matter where I go;
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2020-04-08 22:18
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It is said that the Tarmon district of the parish suffered severely during the famine years. A story is told of a little boy in the area who, in trying to ease his hunger stole some turnips out of a garden and was pursued by the owner. He was so weak with hunger, that he fell dead before he went far, and the owner was very sorry when he saw what had happened. This boy is buried in Curraghs grave-yard, and his grave is pointed out to tourists and people interested in it.
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2020-04-08 22:15
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On a road in the town of Killavoggy is a mound believed to be the burial place, of one of the famine victims. It is marked with a large flat stone and, the inhabitants of the district respect it greatly.
A hospital was built in the townland of Grouse Lodge about a mile outside Drumkeeran and a great many fever patients went there, but very few ever came out. The old people say that, when a patient died they used not wait to lay the body out or give it a decent burial, but dragged the still warm body to a big pit where all the other bodies were, and threw it down The house is now owned by Mr. Dean who lives there. The bodies were buried in a little garden close to the hospital and it is now owned by a man named John Cullen.
During the famine my great grandfather got his house built for two sacks of corn.
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2020-04-08 22:15
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Dear Aughavas, Celestial vale,
True sanctum of the gallant Gael,
Reposing there neath silvery skies.
To thee my spirit fondly flys.
Dear cradle of a virile race,
Whom no tyrant foe could e'er efface,
I flash to thee across the ocean,
The memorial ties of true devotion.
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Great sylvan garlands shelter thee,
Dear ancient bower of sanctity;
Around your rocks the warblers sing
Their anthems to our heavenly King.
Oh! Blessed be the dew, that falls
Around your consecrated walls.
For memory fondly here entwine.
The glorious treasures that are thine.
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The moon may shed her silvery spells
Around your rocks and floral Dells;
Where sleep our Saints and gallant Sires
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2020-04-08 22:13
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Long ago fairs were held in places where they are not held now. Fairs were held in Crookstown Kilmurray and in Mossgrove.
In Crookstown and Kilmurray cattle sheep and pigs were sold. The fair in Mossgrove was held in a field which is now called the fair field. After the fair people used to meet and have faction fights.
In Carrigadrohid used to be a fair. At that fair cattle and sheep were sold. That fair was held on June 24th. After the fair the people used be dancing singing and playing. The people would not go home till seven o'clock.
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2020-04-08 22:13
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When playing "Lazy Mary" all the children except one form a ring. This one goes into the middle and sits down.
The children in the ring run around her saying "Lazy Mary will you get up will you get up" "Lazy Mary will you get up this cold and frosty morning".
The girl in the middle says "No Mother I will not get up I will not get up I will not get up" "No Mother I will not get up this cold and frosty morning".
The children in the ring again say "A rasher and egg if you get up if you get up if you get up a rasher and egg if you get up this cold and frosty morning".
The child in the middle says "No Mother I will not get up
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2020-04-08 22:12
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Long ago fairs were held in places where they are not held now. Fairs were held in Crookstown Kilmurray and in Mossgrove.
In Crookstown and Kilmurray cattle sheep and pigs were sold. The fair in Mossgrove was held in a field which is now called the fair field. After the fair people used to meet and have faction fights.
In Carrigadrohid used to be a fair. At that fair cattle and sheep were sold. That fair was held on June 24th. After the fair the people used be dancing singing and playing. The people would not go home till seven o'clock.
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2020-04-08 22:12
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Long ago fairs were held in places where they are not held now. Fairs were held in Crookstown Kilmurray and in Mossgrove.
In Crookstown and Kilmurray cattle sheep and pigs were sold. The fair in Mossgrove was held in a field which is now called the fair field. After the fair people used to meet and have faction fights.
In Carrigadrohid used to be a fair. At that fair cattle and sheep were sold. That fair was held on June 24th. After the fair the people used be dancing singing and playing. The people would not go home till seven o'clock.
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2020-04-08 22:11
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Long ago fairs were held in places where they are not held now. Fairs were held in Crookstown Kilmurray and in Mossgrove.
In Crookstown and Kilmurray cattle sheep and pigs were sold. The fair in Mossgrove was held in a field which is now called the fair field. After the fair people used to meet and have faction fights.
In Carrigadrohid used to be a fair. At that fair cattle and sheep were sold. That fair was held on June 24th. After the fair the people used be dancing singing and playing. The people would not go home till seven o'clock.
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2020-04-08 22:11
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Long ago fairs were held in places where they are not held now. Fairs were held in Crookstown Kilmurray and in Mossgrove.
In Crookstown and Kilmurray cattle sheep and pigs were sold. The fair in Mossgrove was held in a field which is now called the fair field. After the fair people used to meet and have faction fights.
In Carrigadrohid used to be a fair. At that fair cattle and sheep were sold. That fair was held on June 24th. After the fair the people used be dancing singing and playing. The people would not go home till seven o'clock.
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2020-04-08 22:09
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To hear the old times call.
The home is ours for ever a landlord we'll see never,
Whilst flows the sparkling river,
From out the Waterfall.
Chorus.
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2020-04-08 22:06
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on the farmers, the rents were too high for the farmers to pay them, protested against it. Then the landlord put a large army against. Then all the farmers joined together and Saint Abbey led them. She had a lantern with her and when the army approached them she opened the lantern and a swarm of bees came out of it and attacked the enemy.
They stung the enemy so much that they had to fly. From that say until this were were no tithes paid. It is told locally that in the window of the Abbey was a bowl. In olden times the farmers and the people of the district came and carried the bowl whenever they wanted to cure a disease. Some person took the bowl and did not return it until the priest had to speak of it from the alter. The priest said "who ever took the bowl from the chapel please return it".
The bowl was brought back to the chapel and from that day till this it could not be moved.
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2020-04-08 22:05
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Bread was made on a griddle. A griddle is an iron plate with four legs by which it can stand on the fire.
The people used not make certain bread for certain days.
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2020-04-08 22:04
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Lisduff is the biggest rath in this district and it was interfered with by the G.S.R. It. is circular in shape. There are many trees growing on it.
Years ago when my grandfather was a young man about the age of thirty five, he was coming from Davy's of the Derry late in the night. As he was near the rath he heard a great noise like as if a hurling math was going on. As it was a moonlight night he could not see anything. He was very much frightened and never went that way again. He always said it must have been fairies
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2020-04-08 22:04
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o' clock. When the people are going home from it they always bring a burning coal with them which they throw into the field where the crops are. It is thought that this coal will bring a plentiful harvest.
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2020-04-08 22:04
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girl caught joins the ring.
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2020-04-08 22:03
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I sent a letter to my love.
When playing "I sent a letter to my love" all the children except one form a ring.
This child gets a handkerchief and runs round all the other children tipping them with it and saying "I sent a letter to my love and on the way I lost it. Some of you have picked it up and put it in your pocket. It was not you It was not you". She goes all round the ring saying this to each child. Then she puts the handkerchief round each child's neck pretending it is a collar saying at the same time "The collar won't fit".
To one girl she says "The collar will fit". That child has to follow her till she catches her. When she catches her she takes the handkerchief and the
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2020-04-08 22:03
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The bread the people had long ago was oaten bread and potato bread.
They used also make wheaten bread and flour bread. They used grind the grain at home by means of two stones. These stones would be shaped round and the grain put in between them and crushed. There was a small mill at Glenaheiry.
A hand mill is like a churn barrel with two handles on it and two flat stones to crush the grain.
There are no handmills in the place now. The people say that the hand mills were better than the mills of the present day.
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2020-04-08 22:02
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When playing "Jumping" two poles are put up and another one across.
Then all the boys jump in turn.
When all the boys jump the pole is raised and they jump again.
Then it is raised again
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2020-04-08 22:02
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Tom Mulligan, a native of Drumkeerin was a powerfully strong man. He once fought a bull, which had almost killed a child and defeated it and put it to flight.
He fought in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. He went to England and became a peddler, and died a few years ago.
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There was a woman in this district by the name of Mary McGowan. She brought eight stone of butter on her back to Sligo a distance of twenty miles, and was in time for the market. She sold her butter, and returned home the same day. Ther are none of her relatives still living in the district
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2020-04-08 22:01
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When playing "Racing" one boy puts the others into places.
He puts the small boys in front of the others according to their ages.
Then he says "Go" and they run down the playground and back to him again.
The first boy back wins the race.
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2020-04-08 22:00
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field, and another in Costigan's field in Togher.
Neddies rath is round in shape. There are few or no trees in it, but it is in hills and valleys. In it a man heard lovely music one summers' night. He kept standing still and heard a rustling noise which he thought was the leaves of trees. and he looked again and saw a light.
Mrs Bergin got a black eye while she was cutting sticks in the rath.
Between Guilfoyle's rath and Neddie's rath there is a blackthorn bush called the "Conny" bush and it is in the shape of a house and if any body cut it something unlucky would happen him.
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2020-04-08 21:58
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In olden times people who lives in Ballyvourney were very poor. The people were very poor and they were not able to buy firing. Near a certain forge there lived two very poor sisters. Every morning one of the sisters used to go to the forge for red fire to light her own fire. She went to eh forge for years and years. Her name was Lativen.
These two sisters were called saints because they lived beautiful lives. One morning when she went to the forge as usual the smith said to her what a fine leg you have. She looked down at her leg and that minute the fire burned a hole in her gown. Then she committed the sin of pride. From that day out the smith and forge were banished and they were never heard of again.
Saint Abbey her sister was the patron saint of Ballyvourney. In the olden times when the landlord put tithes or rents
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2020-04-08 21:58
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Sally in the sea" all the children except one form a ring. This one goes into the middle shuts her eyes and tries to catch one of the children in the ring who keep moving round her in a circle singing
"Sally in the water
Sally in the sea
Sally caught a blackbird
But cannot catch me"
If she catches one of those in the ring the one caught moves into the middle and the child in the middle joins into the ring and moves around singing with the others.
The child in the middle tries to catch somebody else and the child caught moves into the middle and so on.
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2020-04-08 21:56
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her knee are left on the tomb stone since. Many go to see it daily.
Many young people remember the man who was buried in Ballybuggy churchyard last. His name was Michael Feehan. After this man was buried the churchyard was shut and no body else would be buried in it.
There is a blessed tree situated very near this school. There was a well in it and it is said that a woman washed her clothes in it and it dried up. This well sprang up in a place about a quarter of a mile away from this tree. When funerals are passing they always stop to say the De Profundis.
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2020-04-08 21:53
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An uncle of mine named James McDonnell went astray in a field in Strattenstown in which there is a "stray sod".
He was coming from work about half past six oclock.
He met a man named James Gavagan and he asked him which way would he go to get out on the other road. He told him to follow the hedge and when he came to the end to get out on the gate.
But when he came to the gate he did not go out through it but into the field containing the "stray
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2020-04-08 21:51
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Errill, Ballybuggy, Donaghmore Cloneve, Eglish and the New Cemetery. These all are disused now only Errill, Eglish and the New Cemetery. There are many trees growing in Cloneve and Errill.
The churchyard in Ballybuggy was in use art the time of St Brigid and then it must be very old. There is a wooden cross at the head of a grave at the end of the churchyard in Errill.
There are several people buried inside the old ruin of the Church in Errill and also in other old church ruins.
In Ballybuggy St. Brigid went into the graveyard to pray for the poor souls. She went in and fell down on a tomb stone with her hands joined. The marks of her head, her hands and
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2020-04-08 21:47
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it passed.
He waited for a good while but the car did not seem to be coming any nearer so he said, "That car must be further off than we thought. Ill go home". He said, "Goodnight" and went home.
Next morning he told Mrs O'Farrells father that when he was just settled in bed the noise became very loud right at his own gate.
A horse which was in a stable inside the gate burst open the stable door and when Mr Murray came out he was trembling and covered with perspiration.
The "car" was nowhere to be seen and the noise also had ceased.
He got it very hard to coax the horse back into the stable.
It was a long time before he would go in for him.
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2020-04-08 21:41
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say very much thrilled by his experience.
He told the story to Mrs O Farrell who has told it to us in school.
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2020-04-08 21:40
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field intending to cross it and so get on to the road.
When he reached the side of the field he could not see any stile so turned back and stood looking around to locate it.
He saw it again distinctly at a different side of the field went towards it but by the time he had reached the side of the field the stile had again disappeared.
He repeated this several times and so spent a couple of hours in the field without being able to get out.
He sat down and spent some time saying his prayers and then started on his quest once more.
After a while he crossed again to the stile which he saw in the distance went over it quite naturally and so got on to the road.
He was very tired and needless to
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2020-04-08 21:39
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mhór chúaidh an súid seo súas án séimleoir. Cúpla lá indíaidh sín thóg sé á bean abáile agús cómhnúig sí go fadá índhiaidh sín. Deirtear gur'b iad na sidheoga á thúg ár síubhal í.

Róise Ní Sámhrain
Ráng á séacht
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2020-04-08 21:39
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The bread the people had long ago was oaten bread and potato bread.
They used also make wheaten bread and flour bread. They used grind the grain at home by means of two stones. These stones would be shaped round and the grain put in between them and crushed. There was a small mill at Glenaheiry.
A hand mill is like a churn barrel with two handles on it and two flat stones to crush the grain.
There are no handmills in the place now. The people say that the hand mills were better than the mills of the present day.
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2020-04-08 21:36
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mhór chúaidh an súid seo súas án séimleoir. Cúpla lá indíaidh sín thóg sé á bean abáile agús cómhnúig sí go fadá índhiaidh sín. Deirtear gur'b iad na sidheoga á thúg ár síubhal í.

Róise Ní Sámhrain
Ráng á séácht
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2020-04-08 21:31
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Priests remembered by my Grandfather who is eighty eight years.
Father Pat McGourty: -
He married his parents and christened him.
He lived about the year 1837.
Father James McMorrough.
'' Hugh McGovern:- Built Glangevlin church in 1856.
'' John O Hara P.P.
'' Pat Brady. P.P.
'' John Gillhooly .P.P.
'' Philip Traynor. P.P.
'' Thomas Corr built Curratavy and Tullycasson schools.
'' Pat McGriskin P.P.
'' James McCale.
Priests remembered by his parents:-
Father Pat Corr.

Father James McCabe. (An Ságart Bán)
Seo béarsa d'amhrain a rinneadh má gheall air.

Is ortsa a bhím ag tracht,
Mó léan a Shagairt Bháin
Núair a bhí mé ar fáill,
Ach tógadh tú go Parrthas
An ait is fearr no ins an ghleann.
Ailís Ní Mhagnuis, Rang 7th
Fúair mé seo o mó shean athair Sean Maghiudir
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2020-04-08 21:19
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As the old people is dying the old customs is also dying. On St. Stephens it is a custom for a band of young men to go out to mumer. They all gather to some local house. There they make caps out of cardboard. These they cover with cloth. Then they sew green white and yellow ribbons on the cap which hides the face of the person which it is on. They also sew ribbons on their clothes. There is a name put on every
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2020-04-08 21:17
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one of them. Such as the Captain who is boss over all the doctor and the treasurer. They go from house to house. Everyone of them has to have his own rhyme. The Captain asks admittance outside at the door saying,
"Here comes I Captain mumer and all my men please open the door Mr. (-) and let us in. We will dance without we will dance within we will dance the house all round about and if you dont believe in what I say enter in Billsi Bub and clear the way."
Billsi Bub comes along and says his rhyme and then enters Prince George. He says "Here come I Prince George from Ireland I have sprung. Many noble deeds and honours I have done. Irelands right from Englands nation before I draw my bloody weapon. Where is the man who dare to stand that I would not cut down with my right hand". Some man comes along and says "I am the man". Then Prince George says "I would run my dagger through your heart and make you die away". This man falls and the Captain calls for a Doctor. The Doctor comes and cures him. Then they dance. The people of the house gives them money. On New Years Eve they finish up. On New Years Night they hold a dance in some local house. They spend the money on drink and on the expenses of the dance and dressings!

On Shrove Tuesday it is a custom to have a big feast on pancakes. This night is called "Oidhche na dTuiprinn (?) Beaga",
On Palm Sunday palm is blessed and kept in the house until the next palm Sunday.
On May day it was a custom for the woman of house to go out to see
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2020-04-08 20:55
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days long ago.
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2020-04-08 20:54
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The food the people used eat long ago was Indian meal stirabout and oaten bread and sour milk. Three meals they used eat. Breakfast, dinner and supper were the names of the three meals, They used work two or three hours before their breakfast.
Stirabout or oaten bread was eaten for breakfast, potatoes or stirabout for dinner, oaten meal or sour milk for supper. Much milk used be drunk long ago for there was no tea. They used different kinds of milk, sour milk, new milk and butter milk.
In the middle of the house the table used be. The table used not be hung up.
Nearly all oaten bread was eaten long ago.
On Christmas and Easter Sunday the people used eat meat. They used eat fish.
The people used eat fish and eggs on Easter Sunday. They used eat a turkey on Christmas day. They used drink tea. The people used kill hens on certain
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2020-04-08 20:49
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Collected by
John O Callaghan, Tenehilla, Ballyhahill
From
John O Callaghan Tenehilla, Ballyhahill
Age 67 years
Collected by
John Walsh, Finnoe, Ballyhahill
From
John Nolan Finnoe, Ballyhahill
Age 74
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2020-04-08 20:46
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There used be fairs in Mountain-castle and in Windgap and at the cross of Ballymacarbery long ago. There is a field in Windgap called the "fair field" It is so called because in that field the fair the fair used be held long ago.
People used go from house to house buying cattle, sheep and pigs.
There were fairs in places long ago whre they are not held now. In some places there are special fields for fairs. There is toll paid in some places yet.
The people give luck money on the cattle. It is called the luck penny.
Some people spit on their hands to show the bargain is made. Some cattle are marked with raddle and more are marked with chalk.
Some people give the halter when they are selling the horses. There are no special fairs for horses, pigs, etc.
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2020-04-08 20:41
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Days of the old Cow are the days of the brindled cow, that is, the last two days of March and the first day of April. The legend is that the brindled cow complained at the beginning of April of the harshness of March whereupon March borrowed two days from April and these days were so wet and stormy that the old cow drowned. Hence March has one day more than April and the borrowed days are called Laeṫeannta na Riaḃaire.
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Harvest of the Geese is the time immediately after the gathering in of the corn when the geese are allowed to range the stubble. The old people used say that these days were wont to be hard and gusty. They were called Foġṁar na nGeádna.
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Written by Mary Josephina Moynihan, Drishane.
Told by Mrs. E. Moynihan, Drishane. Aged 55.
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2020-04-08 20:12
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Wednesday: When a person gets a new boat, she is never taken to sea at first on Wednesday as it is considered unlucky.
Thursday is a lucky day for marriage.
Friday: If a person wants to go to see a sick person, he never does so on Friday. It is also unlucky for marriage. If a person gets sick on Friday he will never recover.
Saturday is a lucky day for marriage and for removing into a new house.
Good Friday: It is unlucky for a smith to redden an iron in a forge or for a farmer to redden a scrape of ground on Good Friday.
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Onions should be sat on the shortest day of the year and pulled on the longest day.
Blackberries should never be picked after the last day of September.
Potatoes should be sat before St. Patrick's day and should be dug before November day.
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2020-04-08 20:04
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Fadó bhí fear na chomhnuidhe i gCillíneach Michéal Ó Chonaill an ainm a bhí air. Aon lá chuaigh sé féin agus a mac amach ag leagadh an claidhe chun na gloch d'fhágáil. Bhí capall aca chun na gloch (d'fhágáil) do tarraint abhaile gach uair nuair a bhíos an capall fé an cairt aca agus na slabhraí ceangailte tagadh an capall amach ón gcairt le comhair na sidheóga. Tamall na dhiaidh sin fuair an mac bás agus ní raibh an t-ádh aca as san amach.
Aon oidhche bhí Domhnaill Ó Ceallachain ag dul abhaile ó bheith ag bhothánuigheacht. Chonaic sé fear a bhí marbh le cúpla blían. Bhí sé na sheasamh in aice an leasa agus madra dubh in aoinfheacht leis. Ní raibh aithne ag Dómhnaill air ar dtúis. Dubhairt sé leis cad é an gnó a bhí aige chun bheith ann. Dubhairt sé go raibh sé i bPurgadóir go dtí sin mar goid sé naoi sgilling ó fear bocht. "A Dhomhnaill " ar
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2020-04-08 20:03
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"Lore of Certain Days"
Monday is considered a veru unlucky day for starting any new work such as sowing crops, building houses or removing into new houses. It is also said that it is unlucky to pay or give away any money on Monday. It is also an unlucky day for marriage.
Tuesday is considered a very lucky day for starting any new work. In Winter, when the farmers are putting in their rows they never put them in for the first time on Monday. They always wait until Tuesday and likewise when the cows are putting out again in Summer.
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2020-04-08 19:27
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Do bhí bean ina cónaí i mbaile Mhuirne fadó gurbh ainm dí Eibhlín Ní Murchadha. File ab ea í. Do bhí sí istigh i dtig feirmeora lá agus do bhíodar ag ithe an dinnéar. Do bhí fear oibre ann darb ainm do Tomás Bradlí ag ithe an dinnéar ina dteannta. Do bhí Bradlí ag piocaí ar Nellie i dtaobh na véarsaí a dheineadh sí. D'ardaigh sé Nellie i dtro gur iompaigh sí isteach chun an fhalla agus dúirt sí mar seo:
"Iarr agus achainí iarram
Ar an bhfrancach is liaithe agaibh
Bróga Bradlí d'fhiacha is iad
A chogaint mar bheadh go mian
Tá jacaidín den plainnín
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2020-04-08 19:20
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who lived in Shanagolden, was noted for walking. He walked to Stonehall, Kilcornan every Sunday, and drank two pints of stout, and returned home the same evening. That walk was over thirty miles.
John Mulvahill and Patrick Sullivan of Main Street, Shanagolden, are noted for jumping. They can jump over five feet.
Pat Bourke, father of black smith Bill Bourke, Foynes, lived in the house where the Hanley's have their store at present, and he was a noted black smith. He could make a set of shoes, and shoe a horse in a half an hour.
John Kelly a brother of Michael Kelly of Kilbradren, was a noted footballer. He could take the ball off six men. Patrick O'Shaughnessy of Kilbradren, was avery strong man. He
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2020-04-08 18:56
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Local Heroes.
May 20th, 1938
Richard Stephenson who lived in Shanagolden, was a noted dancer. He taught dancing in this school fifty years ago, and he also taught it in Scanlan's Hay-barn in *?* Shanagolden.
James Dalton, who is presently living in Shanagolden is a good dancer. He often taught the Nutgrove school children to dance, and they won prizes at the local feiseanna. He met with an accident about twelve months ago, and sad to say, he never taught dance since.
Denis Power who lived about two miles form Shanagolden, was noted for mowing. He could mow nearly two acres of hay in the day with a scythe.
Mr. Wright
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2020-04-08 18:54
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And there they met their awful fate beneath the deadly swell
IV
O Lord! it was an awful sight when the boat and two were found
Close to Bird Island that being near the fishing ground
The other four poor fellows they met a watery grave
May the Lord have mercy on their souls let all good Christians pray.
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Now to conclude and finish I have no more to say.
May the Blessed Virgin Mary pray for their souls this day.
And may her Son the King on High their parents now console,
Who are weeping for their darling men lost off Dunmanaus Shore.
Written by Mary O'Sullivan
Told by Mrs Mary Moynihan, Shountellig, 75 years.
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2020-04-08 18:51
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crop of haws is noticeable before a severe winter, provided by the all wise providence to feed the birds.
The soot becomes damp and falls down before wet weather, and also the fire becomes tinged with blue.
One of the local beliefs with regard to the weather is "A rainbow in the morning is the shepherd's warning. A rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight". Also an old saying runs thus - "Saturday's moon comes a month too soon". The pimpernell closes in before rain. The distant hills appear nearer. A peculiar whistling sound is heard in the key hole, and also a mournful sighing of the wind in the trees and chimneys is heard before rain.
Southerly wind brings a soft rain in this district. In winter, rain and
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2020-04-08 18:46
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"A lament for the six who were drowned in Dunmanaus Bay thirty five years ago"
Composed by John Tobin, Kilerohane.
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You feeling hearted Christians attend both young and old
Until those doleful verses to you I will unfold
How six brave men did lose their lives, it grieves me to say
Nigh to the shores of Kilerohane, which lies in Dunmanaus Bay.
II
Those six men were in their prime and were healthy for to view
Three of them being MacCarthy, Tim Spillane and Donovan – two
And also Charles Coughlan, as the public papers tell
I hope for all eternity in heaven their souls do dwell
III
The night was wild and stormy as they ventured for the shore
The sea it rolled in mountains high against them more and more
Soon the boat upturned it grieves for me to tell
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2020-04-08 18:45
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Weather Lore.
May 19th, 1938
There are many ways by which people can tell changes in the weather. For instance, when the sun sets in a bank of clouds, it is a sign of broken weather, but when it sets in a clear sky, fine weather may be expected. A halo is seen sometimes around the moon before broken weather.
Dogs are known to quit their food and eat grass before rain. When the cricket chirps on the hearth, it is a sign of rain. When crows fly low and perch on walls, and when seagulls fly inland, broken weather may be expected. Spiders are known to creep from their cobwebs before rain, and old people usually complain of rheumatism at the change of the weather. A plentiful
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The first part of lament is to be found on the 7th page from this
Now to conclude and finish I have no more to say.
May the Blessed Virgin Mary pray for their souls this day.
And may her Son the King on High their parents now console
Who are weeping for their darling men lost off Dunmanaus Shore.
Written by Mary O'Sullivan
Told by Mrs Mary Moynihan 75
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on the roads. Crickets sing in the walls of the house.
hills: The far away hills seem near. When Mount Gabriel is foggy it is a sign of rain.
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"Weather Lore"
sky: When the sky gets darker than usual it is a sign of rain
sun: When there is a sheen on rocks it is a sign of rain. When the sun is red at sunset it is a sign of good weather
moon: A circle around the moon is a sign of rain and the wider {nearer, crossed out} the circle the nearer the rain
clouds: They become dark and gloomy
wind: The south wind generally brings rain to this district
birds: Sea gulls are seen far-inland when bad weather is coming and rooks caw as they fly
animals: When cats turn their backs to the fire it is a sign of bad weather and cows and sheep come home from the hills and seek shelter by the fences
rainbow: When a rainbow is seen in the east rain has disappeared
fire: A purple flame is a sign of rain and when smoke comes into the kitchen it is a sign of rain
Insects: Insects are seen in thousands creeping
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and when spring comes, the owners take them home to provide them with milk. About a quarter of a mile form Nutgrove school was a number of small cabins, and this place was called Goats street, because the inhabitants only had goats to provide them with milk.
It is unlucky to beat an ass, because it was on an ass Our Lord went to Egypt, as the rest of the animals refused to carry him.
There are machines for milking cows which are called milking machines. Mr. Histon of Cragard has just put down one. This machine would milk thirty cows in twenty five minutes, and it is the first one to be seen in this district. When we are milking our cows we stall them and get the milking cans and milk them. The milk is put into the tankards, and carried to the creamery, and we get skim milk back.
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In Ireland in the time of the Fianna, there was a white horse, and this horse would travel the ocean faster than any ship and he carried Oisin to Tir Na N-og, and home again. This horse wore golden shoes. Race horses are very precious indeed. There are about twelve horses in this district owned by Mr. O'Shaughnessy, Mr. Coolbert, and Burkes in Tir Mor. These horses make a good deal of money for the owners by carrying them to races which they often win. A black smith shoes horse. There are three different kinds of shoes for hunters, racers and farm horses.
People say that the sheep always leave the house on a Christmas eve, and go to the far off fields for fear they would be killed for Christmas dinner.
People say that it is lucky to allow goats to travel with young cattle. That they keep all disease away from them. In the winter Ballylin, a district convenient to our school, is dotted with goats.
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The Care Of Farm Animals.
13.5.38
In every farm at present there are three or four horses for ploughing and driving, and mowing. These horses have names such as, Joe, Tom, Bill, Dan or Paddy. The horse must have a name so that he can understand the person when he is telling him to go or stand. When a person is driving a horse, he says "go on" or he cracks the whip. When he wants him to stand, he says "whee".
A horse must have a suitable stable during the winter months and a manger for his food. The horses fodder is generally hay and mangolds, and good horses get oats.
When there are a number of horses on a farm the people clip them with a special machine, but one horse is clipped with a hand machine.
Long ago
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The donkey and barrel Tom Daly on top
And the stone in the river they call the Black Rock
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The big mill to the right where the fleeces were weighed
And where Quinlan is waiting to see them all paid
The big ships into Glanworth's broad bay
And the fish in big shoals come in from the say
And the boys are still all eager to fray

This song was composed by Timothy Barry, Ballylegan, about 36 years ago.
In memory of Rebel Dan Guiry.
Dan O'Geary, a native of Glanworth was a Fenian who took part in a raid for arms in Captain Barry's house in Ballyclough. He had to go to America rather than be arrested. He lived in a house now occupied by the Cannings.
Some years after he had emigrated the police raided the house as they thought the arms were hidden there.
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2020-04-08 17:57
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Local Songs.
My Dear Rebel Dan I enclose you a view
Of Glanworth and places well known to you
The place of your birth a place you hold dear
It will bring you to mind the glad days you spent here.
II
The days when the men in the gap were preparing
To break all the chains that were binding old Erin
You wrote me to know all about the kind faces
The Abbey, the castle and all the old places
The roofless old Church and the graveyard where lie
All our friends and where we'll be tomorrow bye and bye.
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The moat near the graveyard you remember quite well
When you were over here 'twas called Noonan's Hotel
Sheehans Castle and Cross near Chronec's Blessed Well
And the clothes out to dry to make ready to sell
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2020-04-08 17:36
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Marriages.
Shrove was the marrying period in times gone by.
The days avoided for marrying were, Monday Friday and Saturday.
August was considered unlucky as the parties would always be arguing , or "what was tied in the harvest was cut in the spring" referring to the death of one of the parties.
About 80 or 90 years ago the priests used to marry the parties in their own homes.
The bride would ride pillion with husband, e.g. Amy Whelan with Bill Fouhy about 100 years ago.
Later they used have a bag of straw in a common car and red flannel quilt.
Long years ago one covered car was considered a very swanky turn out. Parties in commonplace cars all came to church to take part in the ceremony.

Written by: Eily Quirke.
Told to teacher by : Mrs Ellen O'Sullivan,
Ballinroe,
Glanworth.
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Cloc Siarla.
Near Manning Ford in the river Funcheon is a large rock which bears the name Cloc Siarla. It was supposed to be thrown by a hag from Labbacally.
Her husband Siarla and herself had a row and he was running from her. As he was crossing the river she hit him with the stone and killed him so ever since the rock is known as Cloc Siarla.
In a flood it is dangerous to cross the ford when the rock is covered.
Written by: Debora Fitzgibbon.
Told by her Grandfather,
Mr. Michael Molan,
Manning,
Glanwrth
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disappeared.
They continued their journey. When they came into the town the woman saw a lovely churn which caught her eye. "Oh" said she "I wish I had that churn." When she looked around she saw the churn in the car.
The man was not pleased as he wanted something better than a churn, and said "I wish it broke in bits, so the churn went in pieces in the car. neither of them were anything richer.
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but his agents were tyrants. There were some evictions carried out in the district.
A story is told of how four orphan girls were evicted by an agent of Castletown's. They were very poor and they were not able to pay the rent of the one acre of ground which they owned. They were not put out of the house but the land was taken from them. They had potatoes sown in it but they were not allowed to take any of them.
One day when they were starving with hunger they went out and dug some of them. They put them down to boil and then sat down waiting till they would be cooked. When they were cooked the agent
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that he got up and left the soap on the window sill, and in the morning it was gone.
In the afternoon he went back to look at the pony which was grazing near "Colliers Hill". When he went up to it he heard a terrific smack and immediately the pony fell down with its hip broken. He could see no cause for this but he never put any animals there after.
There was another story told about an incident which occured in a rath not very far from the latter.
A man was going to plough and before beginning he was warned not to touch the rath or plough it up. He was a very tough man and would not take any advice.
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are very few stories connected with these raths.
A story was told about a rath near Borris in Ossory. It is called "The Colliers Hill." One night a man was coming home and he saw a white article on the road. He picked it up and to his great surprize it was only an ordinary bar of white soap. He took it home and told his wife that he found it at the "Colliers Hill" She said he had no right to bring it home, that perhaps it was not lucky. He said he would not go back till next day, and he left it in the window. Later in the night he heard a cry at the window, and he got so scared,
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and he came back a different way, but even so, nine men divided themselves into three groups. After a short time, he came back riding on his horse, he stopped at a certain stream to let his horse drink. As soon as he did, they shot him dead, and he was seen falling from his saddle.
The three men who really shot the landlord, with three of the other six were hanged on a scaffold in the townland of Galmoy in the year 1824
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the hanging of six men for the shooting of a landlord by the name of Marm. he was known to be dressed in armour, and he was looked upon by his tenants as a very wicked and unjust man. He had numerous evictions on his estate, and he persecuted and evicted innocent and just people, so much, so, that they came to a conclusion in the end to do away with his life. Now it seemed that this landlord believed he was guilty of death or some such punishment. No matter what journey he ever went, he would never return the same way.
On this occasion he went on this journey
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no 13 Is caoir an tuan bhfad.
no 14 Is milis an rud de ainm.
no 15 Is fearr marceact ar gabh air coiseact da thuas.
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no 1 De reir a cheile deantar an caislean.
no 2 Is binn beal na thost.
no 3 Domhaill ar musg is a bhean ag ol uisge
no 4 Is fearr an tadh na eirigh go moch.
no 5 Buail an t-iarrain nuair ata se te
no 6 Is fearr ceathramhain coinnin na tri ceathramhain chait.
no 7 Ni run e o tais ag triu e.
no 8 Is dana rud madad ag a doras fein.
no 9 Chonnaic me thana thu ars an chat leis an bainne bruite.
no 10 An te a leigeanns an leabhair is nach gcuireann i mheabhair nuair a chailleann se an leabhair bionn se in bhaileabhair
no 11 Nuair a glaoineas an sean coileach bionn an coileach og ag folam.
no 12 Ni togan ciall roimhe an aois.
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Ni run e ata fios ag triuir air.
Is fearr ceathram coinnin na tri ceathramhain chait.
Is fearr marcuidheacht ar ghabhar na coisidheacht dha fheabhas.
Ni thagann an ciall roimh an aois.
An te a leigeanns an leabhair is nach gcuireann i mheabhair bionn se, nuair a chailleann se an leabhair bionn se in a bhailodhair.
Nuair a ghlaodhanns an sean coileach bionn an coileach og ag foghluim.
Chonnaic me cheana tu ars an cat leis an bainne bruithte.
Is caoire an t-uan i bhfad.
Is milis an rud t-anam.
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natural characteristics, such as Maher's field is called the "Long Field" because it is a big long field.
There is a field belonging to Mrs. Bowe Errill, situated convenient to Ballagh Castle, and it is called the " Rath Field", because there is a rath situated in the field. Another field belonging to the same woman is called the "Monastery Field" because there was a monastery situated in it long ago, and the ruins are to be seen in it at the present time.
There is also a field convenient to Errill National School, and it is called the
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2020-04-08 16:56
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"Barrack Field" because in years gone by there was a barrack situated there.
About one mile from Errill village there is a hill called "Pound's Hill and it got its name from a family named Pounds who lived there long ago.
There is a lane about half a mile from Errill school, and it is called the "White Ladie's Lane" because some people used say if anyone passed by it after twelve o'clock midnight they would see a white lady. People do not believe that now, but still it is called the "White Ladie's Lane".
This lane is also
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2020-04-08 16:50
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Water Disease: Marsh Mallow is used for curing this disease. Also used for a swollen udder.
Surnames:
Chin cough: A father and mother of the same name i.e. both being of the same name before marriage have the power of curing this disease, by giving [?] something to give the child.
Another cure is to lead the child over running water.
Mrs. Michael Smith - formerly Mrs. E O'Reilly - of Castle Hill Belturbet had this cure.
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again and he bought him for another year. He left him home again. The fairy bougt him for another year. The boy said you had no right selling me again. The fairy can sell to the devil or turn us into swans. When we go out swimming he will turn us into swans. I will rise my right wing and you will get me back again so the man got back his son and he never sold him again.
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2020-04-08 16:49
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no 13 Is caoir an tuan bhfad.
no 14 Is milis an rud de ainm.
no 15 Is fearr marceact ar gabhair coiseact da thuas.
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Water Disease: Marsh Mallow is sued for curing this disease. Also used for a swollen udder.
Surnames:
Chin cough: A father and mother of the same name i.e. both being of the same name before marriage have the power of curing this disease, by giving [?] something to give the child.
Another cure is to lead the child over running water.
Mrs. Michael Smith - formerly Mrs. E O'Reilly - of Castle Hill Belturbet had this cure.
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2020-04-08 16:46
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no 1 De reir a cheile deantar an caislean.
no 2 Is binn beal na thost.
no 3 Domhaill ar musg is a bhean ag ol uisge
no 4 Is fearr an tadh na eirigh go moch.
no 5 Buail an t-iarrain nuair ata se te
no 6 Is fearr ceathramhain coinnin na tri ceathramhain chaic.
no 7 Ni run e o tais ag triu e.
no 8 Is dana rud madad ag a doras fein.
no 9 Chonnaic me thana thu ars an chat leis an bainne bruite.
no 10 An te a leigeanns an leabhair is nach gcuireann i mheabhair nuair a chailleann se an leabhair bionn se in bhaileabhair
no 11 Nuair a glaoineas an sean coileach bionn an coileach og ag folam.
no 12 Ni togan ciall roimhe an aois.
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2020-04-08 16:44
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no 1 De reir a cheile deantar an caislean.
no 2 Is binn beal na thost.
no 3 Domhaill ar musg is a bhean ag ol uisge
no 4 Is fearr an tadh na eirigh go moch.
no 5 Buail an t-iarrain nuair ata se te
no 6 Is fearr ceathramhain coinnin na tri ceathramhain chaic.
no 7 Ni run e o tais ag triu e.
no 8 Is dana rud madad ag a doras fein.
no 9 Chonnaic me thana thu ars an chat leis an bainne bruite.
no 10 An te a leigeanns an leabhair is nach gcuireann i mheabhair nuair a chailleann se an leabhair bionnse in bhaileabhair
no 11 Nuair a glaoineas an sean coileach bionn an coileach og ag folam.
no 12 Ni togan ciall roimhean aois.
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2020-04-08 16:43
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I. Gerard Ó Connell, Glan, Collooney, got the following riddles from my father Hugh Ó Connell, who is fifty two years of age. He heard them from his father who was
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I, Edmund Burke, Killagrenny, Collooney, got the following riddles from my mother Mrs Bridgit Burke. She got them from her mother, Mrs Gannon, who is seventy three years of age.
Q. Flies High,
Lies Low
Cuts grass
But cannot mow.
A Frost
Q. Why does a donkey eat thistles?
A. Because he is an ass.
Q. Why is the letter "t" like an island?
A. Because it is in the middle of water.
Q. What is the difference between a beggar and a feather bed?
A. One is hard up and the other is soft down.
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A. He carries a ton on his lip.
Q. How many sticks go to a crow's nest?
A. None
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2020-04-08 16:35
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People know that the butter is made when it is in little pieces on top of the milk. Water is sometimes poured into the churn during the churning to bring the milk to a temperature in Winter and to cool it in Summer. The butter is taken out with a strainer and placed in a wooden dish. Then it is washed well a couple of times and salt is put on it with wooden spades. Water is put on it again, and the salt is well mixed through it. The water is well beaten out of it, and the butter made into rolls.
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2020-04-08 16:33
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We have a churn at home which is about two and a half feet high including the stand. It is in the shape of a barrel and lies on a stand. Both ends are about one and a quarter feet, and there is a handle on one end which turns the dash inside.
The sides are round and as the barrel is placed on its side the led is in the upper side. It is about forty years old, and there is no mark on it at all.
Butter is made about twice a week in Summer and once a week in Winter.
My mother does the churning at home. It is a custom for anyone who comes in during to help at it, as it is said that if they do no, "they take the butter with them." The churning takes about an hour and is done by hand.
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2020-04-08 16:31
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There was an old catholic hedge school in Priestown. It was made of clay and stone and rushes for the roof. A master named Malone taught there and he was married a girl named Clinton. He had a big family. Irish was taught. Slate and slate pencils were used. There was no such thing as pens or ink or pencils or blackboards
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2020-04-08 16:30
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clothes. Yew three and ivy leaf are poisonous.
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left over the sore for a few day.
There is a certain herb for curing the jaundice but know one knows it but the person who cures it. Dandelion cures warts. You must put the white of it on the wart.
Marchmallis cures swelling. You must boil it and bathe the swelling with it.
Some people eat nettles in Spring for the skin. They also eat water-grass and sorrel for food.
Turkeys eat nettles and dandelion. Pigs eat dackens.
Nettles are boiled for turkeys. Dackens are cut up for pigs.
There is a story connected with the colour of flowers, that bees change their colour from year to year mostly tulips.
Ivy leaf dyes navy blue. Elder berries dyes black clothes. the mulleun plant and laurel leaves clean clothes. Moss dyes green
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2020-04-08 16:25
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Masters used to be paid with a few drills of potatoes or turnips with the scholar's people for the teaching. The subjects that were taught were English, spelling and sums. Example of spelling transmagnificatdubandalialtaciom. The scholars used to spell it in parts and then pronounce it.
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2020-04-08 16:24
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Wild sally, and robin run the hedge, thistles and ever-ins they are the most harmful in our garden. They destroy the plants and spread.
Robin run the hedge runs up the plants and destroys them. The thistle keeps the air from the oats.
Chicken weed and thistles are said to grow on good land.
Rushes and calppers, sparement and flaggers in poor boggy land.
Plantain leaf cures running worm. It is left over the sore for a few days.
Garlic cures a sore throat. It is
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2020-04-08 16:22
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My grand father went to school at Inan. One morning he and William Davis were going to school. In Coyne's field they found an eel beside a pool. Davis brought the eel to the master. He was very thankful and when he started skining it for his dinner the first cut he gave he got a bad smell and said "come up here Davis where did you get this eel." "I killed him with a stone Sir." "You lie you beast" said the master, and he beat Davis around the school with the bad eel.
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Bogach ban - mar ta se ban.
Bogach an ghreasuidhe - mar bo leis an ghreasuidhe e
Buin mora - mar ta giota fada ann.
Abar na muice - mar gabhadh na muca go dti sin.
Ardan Shearlais - mar bo leis Searlais e.
Stripe Forthaigh - mar bo leis Forthaigh e.
Garrdha na slat - mar bionn slat ag fas ann
Garrdha na gcruach - mar bionn cruacha ann.
Poll mor - mar ta se thios i bpoll
Fiadan fliuch - mar ta se fliuch ann.
Pollan na phuca - mar chonnaic siad puca ann.
Ball ban - mar ta piosa beag ban talaimh ann
Carraigh na mbologog.
Stiricin.
Carraigh an phleisiur.
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2020-04-08 16:21
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Ivy leaves are used for dyeing black. Moss for dyeing green, and Elderberries for dyeing purple.
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2020-04-08 16:21
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The most harmful weeds that are growing on our farm are scutch, wild sally, presog and crowsfoot. They destroy the crops and appearance and make the soil poorer. Rushes, flaggers and thistles grow on bad land. And thistles on good land.
There are alot of herbs growing in the land that have cures - such as Mouses Ear the cure of ringworm and wildfire. They mix the herb and boil it with butter and sulphur. Watercrest people eat it with salt as salad. Alot of people boil nettles for turkeys also people drink the water of them to purify their blood. The Mullan plant has the cure of swelling. It is boiled with cold water, then it is strained and the leaves are tied where ever the swelling is.
Certain leaves and flowers are used for dyeing purposes.
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2020-04-08 16:17
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There was a school beside the present one on the North and built of stone with thatched roof. It was built about 120 years ago and the master who was helped by his sister had a little house beside it. She used to teach needle work to girls and was paid a small sum, whilst he taught the boys. Many of the old people of the parish of the present time went to school there and the system of National Education was introduced them. Master Cooke and Miss Cooke were the teachers. Some time before a master Buck taught Raharney and in Edmonton. The present school St. Mary's Boy's takes its Roll No. (?) from the old school which stood beside it and from which some of the records are still preserved.
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2020-04-08 16:16
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time. After a time they are taken out and dried, and then put in Rushian Candle-sticks until they are needed for use.
The only trade that is carried on now is basket-making with Christy Gaffney of Frane.
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2020-04-08 16:15
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In former times the chief industry carried on in this district was Sprigging and Weaving. This was carried on in a branch of houses on the Green owned by Lord Darnley. The people came from near and far to be taught this type of work. The next class of work was dyeing. This was carried on by the Murtaghs of Green Park on a very extensive scale. Some of the implements are to be seen yet. The Mc Canns of Main St were Hatters and they gave great employement at this. A distance down from this in the same street, a man named Johnnie Walker had an industry of nailing. An old man in the end of Bridge St was a great cooper. He was better known as Corrick Farrell. He made hundreds of pound on dash-churns and barrles. A man named Mr Kane of Mooneystown used to make Rush Candles in the following way. The rushes were cut in certain lengths, and the fat rendered down in grisets, and the rushes were put in this for a
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There were some industries carried on in this district in former times and now they are discontinued. Candle-making was carried on by Pat Brennan, Martinstown, Athboy. Spinning was carried on in many of the old houses. The weaving of mats was carried on by
Butterfields, Connaught St., Athboy. Thatching was done in former times and is continued. Some of the thatchers are Denny Mayrne, Jim Fox and Jimmie Murray. Wheel making was done nearby all the carpinters and is continued to the present day. The Nailer Walker, Bridge St., Athboy used to make nails. There is a lime-kiln in the Hill of Ward and in Martinstown. They were used in former times. Tiles were made by Kerrigans, Kilkeelan and where they live is called the "Tileyard" to the present day.
The making of candles was simple. They used to pick fresh rushes by the stream and bring them in and skin them. They would dip them in grease and let it dry on them. They would be ready then for use. They were known as "rush candles".
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2020-04-08 16:04
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The most common local industries in and aorund Athboy in olden times were basket-weaving, whip-making and thatching (which is still done.) Two good thatchers are Jim Fox, Connaught St, Athboy, and Dinny Mairn, Martins Town Athboy, who still do it. Phil Carney and Thomas Jackson were lovely basket weavers. The baskets were made from sallies got from a stream in Pluxtown, where both these men lived. White or fancy baskets were made from sallies boiled in a big pan. Mr. Gilligan Martinstown, Athboy, used to make lovely riding whips from twelve, young long sallies plaited and attached to a strong stick.
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a tradition in their families for years.
Ther were about twelve shoemakeres in this district in former years and there are only three at present. This was caused by the number of Boots and Shoe Factories that sprung up in all parts of Ireland.
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Ni biodh moran siopai ann fado ach cor chionn annseo agus annsud.
Ni bhiodh siad ach ag diol suicra te tabac agus min-rudai mar sinn.
Chaitheadh siad dul go Cathar na Mart id mbaid le na gcuid plur bran min-bhuidhe agus min-coirce a ceannact.
nuair nach raibh
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In former years the people began to wear boots at the age of twelve, and other people did not wear them only on a Sunday. There are no accounts of people now who never wore boots or shoes.
There are children at present who go barefoot in the Summer, but they are none who go barefoot the whole year round.
The water used for washing the feet is always thrown out. There are no customs or believes connected with it around her. There are boots and shoes made and repaired locally.
There are three shoemakers and two cobblers in the district. This had been
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mostly of wood.
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The people did not wear boots in former times until they were about twenty. Some of them did not wear any at all. Some of the young boys go barefooted in Summer to the present day.
The water that is used for washing the feet is thrown out. It is supposed to be unlucky to leave feet water in the room at night.
The boots are repaired locally but they are not made. There are three shoemakers and three cobblers in this district. They are Paddy O'Callaghan, James Doyle and Thomas Mc Govern shoemakers and Patrick Seery, James O'Brien and Andrew Cassidy cobblers. James Doyle's ancestors were all shoemakers. Shoemakers were much more numerous in former times because all the shoes were made by hand.
Clogs were worn locally but they are not worn now.
Leather was made in this district at one time by the tanners.
All the foot coverings were made of leather except clogs which were made
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for dances.
A flat foot should never a wear a court shoe
When a person has small feet others say they forgot to put the feet on her.
Rubber boots are bad for eye-sight
When you get new shoes be sure and sow the buttons in them
Never wear shoes at the fire or they will shriviel up.
When buying shoes buy a good pair when you are at it.
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2020-04-08 15:48
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There is a fort field in the farm of William Wall Bellmount. His grandfather ploughed this fortfield one year and every cow in the stock got diseased that year. Years after his father ploughed the same field and the cows got diseased again.
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and shoe makers. There are other men but they are only cobblers in the town; their names are Mr Mc Govern. Mr Brien, Mr Seery Mr Doyles father was a cobbler and nearly all belonging to him. There are other cobblers in the town but not by trade
Clogs were worn mostly long ago instead of of shoes they were made locally they have wooden soles and rows of nails in them. Leather laces called fongs were used for tying them insterad of laces because they are stronger.
Leather was only tanned in the district it was never made. There are various kinds of shoes worn such as canvas, rubber, swede, velvet, kid, lizard satin, gold and silver
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2020-04-08 15:44
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Long ago people wore boots very seldom except going to Mass on Sunday. This custom is still held down in the west. In the Gealteact down in Rathcarn the women dont wear boots only very seldom. Some classes of people long ago never wore boots at all. George Discon lived in Kilbride he never wore boots or a trousers but a red flannel pettycoat. in summer children go barefoot in summer the boys mostly do that.
Autumn and summer are the only times boots are not worn.
There are two men Mr Doyle and Mr O'Callaghan who are both cobblers
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eggs. Then in the night time, I put up long sticks in the chimney and knock down the sticks which the jackdaws have drawn to the chimney. It is very delightful to see the nice sticks, wool and hair falling down.
Then in the autumn I go out picking blackberries. I have great fun eating them. I also carry some home to make jam. In late autumn I go out gathering nuts. I put a string in them, and I and others play at night to know who would break the most.
Then on the winter nights it is nice to play rings. I hang a piece of card-board on the wall, with lots of nails out of it. We throw rings then to know would they hang from the nails.
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2020-04-08 15:41
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A man named Frank Flynn lived in Drumkeeran about fifty years ago and he was remarkable for his great strength. It is told of him that he pulled twelve hundred of coal a distance of one mile when his pony gave up on him coming from the coal pits.
A man named Michael Forde of Mooneenatieve, Drumkeerin, walked to the Co. Dubliin, a distance of one hundred miles in two days. He was very poor and he had only a half-crown in his pocket. On the evening of the second day he reached a farmer's place at about five o' clock in the evening. After partaking of a light meal he started reaping oats with a hook and cut an acre before he slept that night.
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A man named Frank Flynn lived in Drumkeeran about fifty years ago and he was remarkable for his great strength. It is told of him that he pulled twelve hundred of coal a distance of one mile when his pony gave up on him coming from the coal pits.
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The broom leaves are boiled and strained and then taken. Dropsy is often cured by this simple remdy
The stem of the docken is rubbed on an nettle sting.
The thistle is often used for feeding donkeys. It grows in short unused grass or in waste-land which is dry.
The nightshade is very poisonous and has killed many people who ate its berries. The plant grows in hedges and has pretty blackish-blue flowers which turn into the red berries.
the vetch or wild pea is also considered a bad weed.
The hemlock is the most poisonous weed on the farm. If the cattle chance to eat it they
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About 90 years ago the potato crop failed in this country and nearly half the people died with hunger. They were making a road in Sean Daingean. One of the men went into a farmers house named John Good and asked for some bread. He gave him a large piece. He was so hungry that he ate it all. When he had it eaten he went inside the fence. He lay down and died. About a mile away from Conover there is a cross name Souper Cross where soup was given free.
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I like in the Spring-time to go into the woods looking for birds nests. I climb up tall trees to crows nests, and count the
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I play Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Draughts, Cards, Marbles, Nuts, Hurling, Football, Four Stone fool, A bag of tel, Flying in an Aeroplane, Hunting, Hanball, Hide and go seek, Table tennis, Ping pong, Rings.
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to make it warm and cold water is put into it in Summer to prevent it from being too soft. The butter gets three washings to take the milk out of it. Then it is taken out and salted and gets another washing. After that it is made into rolls or pounds.
The buttermilk is used to make brown and white bread. It is also drank when it is fresh.
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We have a churn at home. It is a "Rapid" churn and it was made in Canada. It is 45 ins high from the ground. It is 54 ins round the top and 52 ins round the bottom. It is a barrel shaped one with round sides. It is fifteen or sixteen years old. The various parts are the lid, the handle, the stand, the body of the churn and the valve. There is a mark "B2" on the top.
We make butter twice in the week in Summer and once in Winter.
My mother does the churning. Strangers who chance to come in during the churning give it a couple of turns because it is an old costum that if they take a turn at it they will not be able to take away the butter. The churning generally takes an hour or sometimes less. The churning is done by hand.
The people know when the butter is made the piece of glass that is on the top of the churn which becomes clear. A certain amount of hot water not boiling is put into the churn in Winter
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Darnley was a drummer for Cromwell and it was through him that he got to be a landlord. The land was divided into farms and planted with all of Cromwells descendants. The farms were subdivided among the sons and daughters of the families, on marriage.
The landlord could evict the people for not paying their rent, and for doing any repairs to the houses. They were punished for acts, such as. They were not allowed to burn weeds in the gardens, or allowed to have more than two windows on the house, or they were taxed very heavily.
There were tithes collected in the district in former times, by the landlords for the Protestant Clergy.
They were collected, in money, kind, and crops, one-tenth of each.
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The local landlords were Lord Darnley and Owen Murtagh of Castletown. The family had been settled in the district for about seventy years.
Those landlords were looked upon as very good men. There was seldom evictions carried out in this district only with people who would not pay their rent. The evicted people went to England and America. Lord
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four acres of field and it well stock. In Rathcarne not so long Mr De Valara said that the first Meath woman who would marry a gealteact would get a £100. Tithes were collected in the district long ago.
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Lord Darnley was the landlord of this district. He owned most of the houses around here. Steeven's Hospital owned the rest. It is better knowen as the Blue Coat. Lord Darnley was not too bad of a landlord Any body the blue coat put out he made a home for them. He was the orignal butcher in Cromwells army. He was born in England.
Evictions have been carried out in the district. The evicted people mostly went to Connaught and Scotland.
Long ago what ever English man would marry a woman from the boglands or an Irish spoken woman would get
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word? ans Because if you take away whole there is some left.
Why is a letter like honeysuckle? ans Because it is followed by the B (bee)
Why is a penny like a pig? ans Because they both have a tail.
What has an eye and cannot see? ans A needle.
What is the difference between an ass and an envelope? ans You have to lick the ass with a stick and stick the envelope with a lick.
What goes away between two woods and comes back between two waters? ans A man fetching water in a pail.
What can you catch with your left hand and you cannot catch with your right hand? ans Your right elbow.
What goes away above the grounds and returns under it? ans A man with sods on his head.
One half dead the other half living and a tail wagging? ans A dog with his head in a pot.
What does a man carry in his trousers and lady cannot carry in her dress? Ans a crease.
What is the difference between an accident and a mistake? ans If the devil fell into the sea it would be an accident and if I pulled
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Lord Darnley who lived in Clifton Lodge, Athboy, whenever he came to Ireland, was almost an absentee landlord. He has his residence at Cobham Hall, England, and only came to Ireland for a month each year, during the shooting season. He owned twenty one thousand acres of land, including the towns of Athboy, Kildalkey and Ballivor, for which he received £32,ooo annually for rent.
His proper name was Blyghe, and his ancestors were butchers to Cromwell's army, from whom he received all this land. It is said that Cromwell gave him a much land as he could see in all directions from the top of the Hill of Ward.
Lord Darnley was a fairly good man and there were very few evictions during his time.
The land was divided into farms under the guidance of the landlord, but, these farms were given mostly to Protestants or people who were loyal to England.
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and never gets wet? ans An egg in a dish.
Why is Market Street like a river? ans Because there is a bank on each side of it.
Why is a piano very useful when tying up parcels? ans Because you can get strings from it.
How does a donkey sleep? ans With its eyes shut.
Why does a donkey eat thistles? ans Because he is an ass.
Who was the father of the black prince? ans Old King Cole.
What gets wetter with drying? ans a towel.
What is your uncle's walk in life? ans He's knock kneed.
When is a chair like material? ans When it is satin (sat in)
What is the difference between a tie and a dog? ans One ties the collar and the other is collared and tied.
Why is a letter like twelve o clock? Ans Because it comes in the middle of the day.
Why is wholesome a very funny
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Mondays and Thursdays are considered lucky on which to apply remedies for certain ailments. Mr Burke of Co - Longford applies the cure for cancer on these days. The cure for thrush ("foul mouth" as it is called in this district) is only applied on Mondays and Thursdays. The remedy for a stye on the eye is thought to effect a cure if it is applied on these days.
Some people are loth to begin work such as ploughing, building houses, sowing crops etc. on Saturday. They say it will never be finished.
The 15 th of July is St.
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day.
There is a short-cut for the people in the station. Its from the river up along the back of the town out on to the Kildalky road people go to Mass this way.
The poor people used to take of their shoes and walk over the river. But some of the rich people used to have special planks of wood put across the river for them to cross the rivers before bridges.
There is a heap of stone out the Kells road it is where a man was murdered his name was Lord Chamblistawn,
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following will also be wet. If it is a good day the following forty days will be good.
Saturday is the unluckiest day of the week.
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The names of the local roads are, The Kells road. The Trim road. Frayne road. the Delvin road. The Hill of Ward. The Martinstown. The Kildalky.
The Kells road leads from Athboy to Kells and Navan.
The Trim road leads fror Athboy to Trim and Dublin.
The Frayne road leads from Athboy to Dallybogan, Ballivor, and Mullingar. The Delvin road leads from Athboy to Delvin.
The Martinstown road leads from Athboy to Kilskyre, and Clonmellon.
The roads were made about 200 years ago and they are used still.
The Hill of Ward and the Martinstown road are very old there are a lot of by-roads in the Hill of Ward that are very old.
It is not known how long they are made but people say that it is about 500 years ago.
People did work during the famine to get employment. The pay was ten-pence a
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Ploughing and the sowing of all the seed is started on Mondays. People always want to have their potatoes sown before the Good Friday, mangolds before the 20th. April and turnips before the 20th. May.
The first three days of April as known locally as the "Ríwóg Days". They were borrowed by March from April to let out spite on a cer- kind of grey cows who were grumbling about the March weather.
St. Swithin's day falls on the 15th. July each year. If it is a wet day, forty days
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22 When you comb your hair if a bird gets any of it and builds a nest with it, you will always have a pain in your head.
23 If you found a horse-shoe you should bring it home and hang it up behind the door for good luck.
24 If you give away milk on May day you will have bad luck
25 Anybody that is born at night always sees a ghost.
26 If you got a red apple from a man at Hallow eve and put nine pins in it and put it under your pillow, you would dream of the person you would be married to.
27 If you cut out the alphabet and put the letters on water the initials of the man who you will be married to will be turned up.
28 If you rock the cradle and the child not in it the child will take a headache.
29 If you go in under anyone's arm you will never grow any bigger.
30 If you carry a shovel into a house you will have bad luck.
31 When the cuckoo sings on a bare thorn you will have to sell your cow and buy corn.
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Before bridges were made in the district the people had to walk across the river where it shalow. The first bridges were made of wood. The first bridges were made of wood. The people crossed the Yellow Ford River long ago. Then the people began to make small curragh boats out of the hides of animals and that is how they made their ways up the rivers.
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Killskere and Clonmellon. The Kildalkey road leads to Athboy and Mullingar. These roads were made hundreds of years ago. The oldests that are in this district are The Hill O Ward road. Mitchelstown road and the Oldcastle road.
During the famine times there were short cuts made as relief such as from Bunn Boggan out to Martinstown and from Danescourt out to Otterstown. There are some cuts and backrouts in this district such as The backway, the churchlane, the Barrack lane and Barrens Avenue, you can go either to mass or school these ways.
On the Rathcarn road there are heaps of stones where Saint Lawerence used to rest going to Rathmore. In Mr Alley's field there is a wooden cross where there was a man killed going to his works. There is a masspath through some of the fields on the Hill O Ward
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Dunmahon.
The Roches owned Dunmahon Castle. There is an old story told about it. One morning an old woman was going to Fermoy. She thought it too early to go so she sa n down by the ditch. She was not long there when she saw a puka standing near her. He was stretching out his lip and puling it in again. Some time after that same morning she was found unconscious by the ditch.
Another morning when a man was going to work he saw a lot of pukas running about the field and when the cock crowed they went away.
It is said that if one went for a ride on one of their backs that he would take you to their treasure but it is very hard to keep on his back.
Written by: Betty Kiely.
Related by: Mr. Edmond Burke,
Curraroe,
Glanworth.
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8 Friday is a lucky day for starting anything.
9 June is the luckiest month for marrying.
10 It is unlucky to bring a cat with a flitting
11 An uneven number is unlucky.
12 It is unlucky to flit on Saturday for the old saying is Saturdays flit is a short sit.
13 if you put out the ashes after sunset you would have bad luck.
14 If you looked in the glass after sunset you would see the devil.
15 If a man bought an animal off a woman, he would have bad luck.
16 If you throw water out after dark it is unlucky.
17 If you shake the crane you are washing the devil's shirt.
18 If you see a black cat coming towards you it is unlucky, or if you see her going away from you it is lucky.
19 When two persons are getting married which ever of them rise from the altar rails first will live the longest.
20 If you meet a funeral you should turn back and take three steps back with it.
21 If you go under an asse's reins you will never grow any bigger.
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A. He carries a ton on his lip.
Q. How many sticks go to a crow's nest?
A. None
I, Edmund Burke, Killagrenny, Collooney, got the following riddles from my mother Mrs Bridgit Burke. She got them from her mother, Mrs Gannon, who is seventy three years of age.
Q. Flies High,
Lies Low
Cuts grass
But cannot mow.
A Frost
Q. Why does a donkey eat thistles?
A. Because he is an ass.
Q. Why is the letter "t" like an island?
A. Because it is in the middle of water.
Q. What is the difference between a beggar and a feather bed?
A. One is hard up and the other is soft down.
I. Gerard Ó Connell, Glan, Collooney, got the following riddles from my father Hugh Ó Connell, who is fifty two years of age. He heard them from his father who was
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The local names for the roads are The Kells road leads to Athboy and Navan. The Trim road leads to Dublin and Trim. the Martinstown road leads to
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Old Beliefs
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I If you were going to the fair and meet a red haired woman first on the road you would have bad luck.
2 If you went under a pole and did not come back the same way you would not grow any bigger.
3 If you were eating your dinner and spill the salt you would have bad luck.
4 If you cut a lone-tree the fairies would take you away
5 If you were born at Whit you would have an unlucky blow. It it is a calf or any animal that is born at Whit it is buried for a few minutes and then taken up again. If it is a child that is born at White there is something put in it's hand till it kills it.
6 If you wore your garthers in bed the fairies would take you away.
7 If you see one magpie it is for sorrow, two for joy, three for a death and four for a wedding.
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of wood across the rivers
Long ago on a Sunday evening the custom was to hold a dance in the nearest house to the crossroads.
There is a heap of stones in Castletown where a man named Reilly was killed. There is a cross on the Kells road where a man commited suicide and there is one in Clifton but it is not known who was killed there.
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and the Ballyfallon road leads from Ballyfallon Bridge to the town also.
Long ago these roads were made. There used to be a road leading from the town to Martinstown but not it is called Bunboggen lane.
About one hundred years ago it was called a road. A small portion of the "Hill of Ward" road was releif work during the famine.
During the famine years people had to work very hard and the pay they got was very small.
There is a by-way from the cemetry to the Catholic Church, and there is another along the back of the town.
Before bridges were made the poor people and rich had planks
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large sledge from it. They then proceeded to Lisdonan to the house of _ Clarke now owned by Mrs Byres. The Yates intended using the sledge to break down the door of the dwelling house. The Clarke family consisted of the father and six able bodied sons. The Clarke family apparently expected the raid and were prepared. Apparently the Yates were surprised to find them prepared and during the fight that insued the Yates lost the sledge. One of the Clarke family lifted the sledge and hit one of the Yates. After this the Yates went home leaving the sledge behind them. The boy, who was wounded remained confined to bed for a long time and when he recovered sufficiently, the whole family emigrated and nothing was ever heard of them after.
Before going they sold their farm to _Meehan; who had returned from America.
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2. Riddles
A house full a room full and you could not catch a a spoon full? ans Smoke
What goes up a ladder with its head down? ans A nail in a boot.
What goes from door to door and sleeps out all night? ans A foothpath
What goes from here to Dublin with out moving? ans The road.
Why does a cow look over the hill? ans Because she can't look under it.
Why does a hen cross the road? ans To get to the other side.
Beautiful beautiful ornamented when its bought its never lent those who buy it can't use it and those who get it cannot refuse it? ans A coffin
What grows in the wood sounds in the town and earns his master many a pound? ans A violin
When is a fish like an aeroplane? ans When it jumps to catch a fly.
What has three legs and cannot walk? ans A pot.
How many wells make a river? ans One of it was big enough.
What goes over the water under the water
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The local roads are known as the Trim Raod, the Kells Road, the Ballyfallon road and others. The Trim road leads from "Tullahan Ogue" to Athboy The Kells road from Fordstown to Athboy
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they have to half them.
The local names given to potatoes are Shamrocks, Champions, Kerr's Pinks, Epicures, White Roses, Arran Banners, Arran Crests, Up-to-Dates, British Queen, Arran Victors, Irish Queens, May Queens and Presidents. the potatoes that grow best in this district are Kerr's Pinks and Arranbanners, and Epicures for early potatoes.
Long ago people used potatoes to make starch, out of them by scraping them.
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so wealthy that he had the money piled up. upstairs in his dwelling house.
Some time after this Michael Carroll died, leaving his only son, who was wild and fond of drink in possession of both land and money. Sometimes this son would go away from home taking with him 3 or 4 hundred pounds, and return at the end of the week without a penny. This son sold out all the farms and left and settled at Dundalk. It is supposed that his descendants are the present Carrolls of the tobacco factory.
Note - The house used for linen weaving was used as a boiling house for distributing porridge during the Famine. it is still standing and in good repair.
The farm in Killycloughan now owned by Philip Carroll was owned about 18 by a Protestant family named Yate. There were five sons, all of whom went out raiding farms and houses at night. After some years raiding - they one night went to the farmhouse in Killycloughan, now owned by Hugh Clarke. There was a blacksmith's forge at this farmhouse, and they stole a
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[Drawing] - Spade
Potatoes are always grown on our farm. An acre or so is all we have under them. Some years the amount varies a little but is nearly, the same.
The tillage ground is always prepared by my brother The ground is not manured in any way before it is ploughed but is manured well when planting the potatoes. Around here the most of the potatoes are sown in drills, but those that have very small gardens sow them in ridges.
Long ago wooden ploughs were very common with the farmers of this district, but they are all gone now.
Spades are not made locally, but when the handle get broken some of the people make handles for them Before potatoes are planted, they have to be picked and sorted, and where there are big potatoes
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OReilly's Castle of Skeagh
At one time OReilly's castle of Skeagh was attacked by Cromwell's soldiers, and their efforts to take it failed until they got to know the weak side of it from a man named Adair. This Adair was a harper and lived about twenty perches from the Castle. He was rewarded for giving this secret to the Cromwellian soldiers, by getting a large tract of land known as the Manor of Skeagh. This Adair was married and had one daughter, who afterwards got married to one of the Cromwellian officers named Hudson, in whose hands it (Skeagh) lay till of late. The harp which Adair played on is still to the fore in the Hudson family.
The old coach roads are still to be seen where the castle once stood, and some of the fields around the place have the name of 'Coach field' and 'Pound field' still.
In old times there was such a thing as overlooking animals and the person who overlooked the animals had an "evil eye". The cure for it was to burn the alphabet under
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have an hours luck.
If you bury a horse with shoes on him you will never have any luck.
If you break a mirror you will never have luck.
If you are looking at the ground when the cuckoo calls first you will be dead before a year.
If you go to a new house on Saturday you will not live long there.
If a rainbow lights in the townland there will be a death in that townland soon.
If you see a hairy horse and kill it a horse the same colour will die.
If you get a piece of wedding cake and put it under your pillow for three night and the third night the person you dream about you will be married to him.
If a banshee cries at your house some friend will die soon.
If a knife falls it is the sign of a gentleman visitor.
If you spit in a basin of water before you wash yourself you will have luck.
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If your right hand is itchy you will be shaking hands with someone.
If your left hand is itchy you will be getting money.
If your right eye is itchy you will be laughing.
If your left eye is itchy you will be crying.
If you get a pin off any person stick it in wood or you will not speak to that person.
If you see a horse shoe you will have luck.
If you see a moth flying in the house someone in the house will get a letter next day.
If you are giving away milk put a grain of salt in it or you are giving away your luck.
If holly is hanging up in the house after Christmas the rest of the year will be unlucky.
If you burn bread in the fire you will want it some other time.
It is unlucky to have a cricket in a house that is chirping it is sure that some one will be dead next day.
It is unlucky to rock an empty cradle.
If you rob a birds next you will never
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If you have a horse shoe you will always be lucky.
If you start to sow corn on a Saturday you will be a long time getting it finished.
The first time you see the moon wish for something.
If a person is cross they are asked "Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning.
If you put a piece of red cloth on a cow it will keep away the fairies.
If you go out in the rain with a hat on you your hair will never grow.
If your ear is itchy somebody is talking about you.
If you knock down a dogtool (toadstool) the fairies will come and do something bad on you that night for it is their home.
When you see a new moon for the first time turn your money and you will always be rich.
If a child looks into a mirror before it is a year old it is unlucky and the child will die young.
You should never throw out dish water on Hallow Eve night.
If you break anything you should get whatever you break and break it seven times more and you will never break anything more.
If your elbow is itchy you will be lying on strange ground.
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A Drowning in the White Lake
The White lake is situated between the townland of Kinneagh and Drumnamuck. It is small and very deep. About one hundred and fifty years ago a Protestant family named Harpur's lived near the lake at the place now called the "Flush." The walls of their house were standing till about four years ago.
It was customary for one of the Harpur family to take out his horse and go out on him for a swim on the lake. One Sabbath all the family went to Church but this one man. When he got them all away he took out the horse on the lake.
When he was out half-way the horse sunk and the man was drowned, but the horse escaped and swam back to land.
When they came back they found he was missing. They looked everywhere for him but could not find him. They went down to the lake and found his boots and stockings on the shore. They saw the horse feeding up in the field. He was very wet and then they were thinking he got drowned. A neighbour man named Charles MacBreen grand-
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involved in the law suit with Colonel Young. There was then and now in connection with the congregation, a farm of about a hundred statute acres. The farm was the gift of the Hamilton family, who being anxious to persuade persons from the northern parts of Ulster to settle in the neighbourhood, gave the townland of Corglass at a yearly rent of five pounds ten shillings for ever, and a glebe, to be used or occupied by the existing minister. It had been held for about a century, no lease was given, and for a length of time no rent was demanded, or paid. Colonel Young expressed dissatisfaction that the whole townland should be at his very gate, in the centre of his property, and yet be altogether free from his control. He refused to recognise the title of the Congregation and proposed that if the Rev Mr White would acknowledge his rights as a landlord he would give him a lease in perpetuity of half the property for himself and his family at a moderate rent. This offer was refused and an ejectment was served. At the same time every lawyer of ability in the circuit was secured on behalf of the plaintiff. The defendant, however, brought down counsel from Dublin to Cavan at a fee of one hundred guineas besides expenses. The
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For arraciples flour was heated on the griddle and put to it with a bandage. For colds onions were roasted and eaten with butter.
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About two miles from Abbeyleix there is a pass.
A couple of weeks ago, some men were going to build a house in the field in which the (field) pass was, but on account, of having to build it on the pass, they were not allowed to do so.
Long ago, in the penal time, when people had to go many miles to hear mass on Sundays this pass was made as a short cut, it was very handy, as it took off
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If you hit an ass with a bone tree you will never have luck.
Saturday's flit is a short sit.
It is unlucky to see a red-haired woman early in the morning especially if you are going to a fire.
If you move into a new house on Saturday you will not live there long.
Red haired people are always very cross.
It is unlucky to meet a piebald pony or a red chaired person going on a journey.
If you go outside on a fine day with a hat on you will never grow.
If your left ear is hot someone is talking good about you.
If your left ear is hot someone is talking bad about you.
If your right ear is hot someone is talking good about you.
If your right ear is hot someone is talking bad about you.
If a baby is burned on the 1st day of April it will be a fool all its life.
If you meet a red haired person on New Year's Day you will have bad luck.
If you drop anything luck is coming to you.
If you see a white cat you will have bad luck.
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about seven or eight miles of the road, it is used yet.
The people living near, go to the village this way, or if they are drawing water it is very handy to get into the field, near where the well is.
It is said, if work-men built plots of houses, where the plot is, it will bring bad luck to them, and to the person who gave them leave, to build them, and also to those, who live in the houses. It is now called "The Old Pass".
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In this game, one player places the palms of his hands together with the thumbs resting on the fore-fingers. Then a spoon is laid on the thumb and the other player holds the tip of the spoon, at the same time making a buzzing noise with the mouth. Then unawares, he lifts the spoon and gives the other player a tap on the knuckles, which he if he can must avoid.
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Long ago an old man with one arm used to come around to my grandfather's house
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the Church was built.
Tradition has it that one Sunday she went purposely late to Mass, accompanied by a Guard of English soldiers, turned out the priest and the congregation and put a Protestant Minister in his place. Rigorous steps were taken to make converts but with poor results. Rewards were offered in the shape of choice farms and this had the effect of making one. On his first Sunday's attendance at the new form of worship, this man was accused of not being sincere in his conversion, and he called upon the walls and the roof to fall if he was not. At the same moment the roof swayed and the half dozen members of the congregation scarcely succeeded in getting outside when the walls collapsed. Attempts were made to rebuild them, but no sooner would they be up than they fell again, and at length it was given up entirely as a place of worship. The gables remain to the present day almost intact Mrs Pierce married Fitzherbert, and he became the owner of the estate. He barbourously murdered his two step-children and burned their bodies in a lime kiln. Some time about 1750 half the estate was purchased by Mr Henry Singleton, whose family own it yet.
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and so forth. The cost of these whips was about one or two shillings. The were plaited with their hands and a knife was used for skinning the horse. These whips were made by hand from the earliest time until about the year 800 a.d.
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There are many fields around Portlaoighise, and there is a certain name for each field, such as, The Ridge Field, The Closh Field, The Back Field, The High Field, and many others.
There is also a well not far form Portlaoighise and it is known as Brigid's well. It is so
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called, because one day, a maiden was herding her cows. The cows were very thirsty and she could not get any water for them, so she prayed to God to help her, and suddenly, water sprung up in the middle of the field. The cows immediately ran to it and drank their fill. After a few years it was turned into a well.
There are many others such as St. Fintan's well and Jeston's Well, and the well of Maryboro'. It is so called because long ago when the people were sick, they used to go there, and wash themselves in it and so be cured.
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I have already mentioned that a man called Pierce got, in beginning of the 17th century a grant of land of which Shercock was the centre from north-west to north-east. he built a residence on the shores of Lough Sillan, adjacent to the site of the Roman Catholic Church; but not a trace of it is now visible. At the close of the war with Cromwell, Mr Pierce died leaving a widow and two young sons. Mrs Pierce was a Roman Catholic and after the death of her husband regularly attended Mass at Killann Church on Sundays. It was then the only Church in the Parish of Killann, which extended from Shercock to Beilieboro' on one side, and from the parish of Enniskeen to the Parish of Knockbride on the other. For some cause it was built within a stone's throw of the border of the latter. When Cromwell was confisgating the land of Ireland and dividing it among his troopers, Mrs Pierce as was believed acting on the advice of a suitor and a man who became a convert and joined the forces of the Protector for his own gains, determined to sacrifice her religion and adopt whatever form of creed would save her property. Her estate included the grounds upon which
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The people long ago had many games and even up to the present day they
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There are certain days which are looked upon as being lucky or unlucky. A Friday is counted a lucky day to change to a new house or for starting any kind of work such as building or ploughing. A Saturday is counted the most unlucky day. There is an old proverb that "Work started on a Saturday is never finished" and Wednesday is counted lucky to get married.
If Barley Oats or potatoes are not sowed before you would hear the Cuckoo they are too late and the Cuckoo comes in the 21st of April and if turnips are not sowed before the 21st June they are counted late
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time the townland was thickly populated until the potatoes failed in the ground and many of the people that did not die of starvation were evicted and their houses pulled down by the Landlord. The people people got a pint of gruel each in the old prison of Portlaoighise and it was so thin that it was hard to carry it in a gallon.
Then a fever set in which swept the whole countryside some died in the ditches and were buried without coffins.
The poor people had to work for one penny and twopence a day and one meal of porridge. Any people that did not die in Ireland were sent to America and some of them died on the way across and were thrown into the ocean.
Some were left to die on small islands in the ocean and more were transported to Van Diemen's land where they met with terrible torture and they were sent to plough and tear up the soil and they had to sleep in sod huts.
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mystery about the last years of his life. Like Warren Hastings it would seem that his conduct under the East Indian Company, was not always honourable, but he managed at all events to become a rich man. He did not end his life at Bailieboro'. He was succeeded in the title by his son John Young who undoubtedly has the most brilliant record of any Cavan man in English political history. He belonged to the old school of Liberals, and as such represented Co Cavan for over twenty years. he was Chief Secretary for Ireland and Governor General in succession of the Colonies for over 10 years. I have said that the first made a name for himself in connection with the Poor Law with which he became acquainted as Chairman of the Bailieboro' Board of Guardians. He was married but (so) like so many of his pre-decessors died without issue and is buried in Bailieboro'. Though making an immense fortune as a COlonial Governor and a landlord he died leaving the estate heavily mortgages. A few years ago it was sold to the tenants at 17 years purchase. From whatever cause, the crows keep clear of the demense very much to the satisfaction of the local farmers.
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by Rec Mr winning, but this gentleman soon joined the Irish CHurch and became Rector of Kingscourt. As such, he thought it his duty to spread his "Christian knowledge" among the Roman Catholic population far and wide, and had enlisted in his service a brigade of Bible readers. As might be expected this system caused a good deal of trouble and turmoil and not a few outrages. A labourer one day in Mr Nernon Moore's garden at Cornakill, came across a hundred Bibles burned in the ground. They were, of course, believed to have been distributed by the 'readers', and Mr Moore was very indignant. He had been already disgusted with the business and not many nights afterwards two of Mr Winning's employees came to his house, violently knocked at his door, representing they were attacked for distributing the Bibles, and claimed his protection. "The protection" he said "I will give you is this" at the same time discharging his gun. He was afterwards arrested, tried for attempted murder, and narrowly escaped conviction. I am not so sure if there was wounding in the case but I am inclined to think there was not.
Sir William Young lived up to 1847 and there appears to be a great deal of
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result in the first instance was a verdict for the defendant with an appeal to the Superior Courts. At length the matter ended in a compromise which secured to both parties what they professed to seek. A lease for life was given to the trustees on behalf of the Congregation at a yearly rent of £5-10-0 each party to pay his own costs. The taxed costs on defendants side amounted to £465 of which £150 was paid by the Synod of Ulster £49 by the congregation, and Mr White consented to pay the remainder. The case naturally aroused a good deal of interest at the time, and after the settlement both parties lived on terms of friendship. Rev Patrick White was married to a daughter of Rev. Mr Moore, who was Presbyterian minister of Kingscourt in 1798, and an active sympathiser, if not a supporter of the principles of Wolfe Tone and the United Irishmen, and gave shelter to many of the patriots who ran "the outlaws' bold career." He could see nothing wrong in every man in Ireland having equal rights, and thought that five sixths of the Irish people should not be treated as pad as outlaws in their own country. He held a large farm in Cornakill, free of rent. He had two sons both of whom became Fellows of Trinity College. On Rec Mr Moore's death his place was filled
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Story.
There is in Cogan's land, Manning, a field which has the name of the Cilin. A King whose name was Kilin once reigned there. He wanted to marry a girl named Woods, but she refused and he thought to take her by force. So she fled from him and joined the Nuns.
Then he gathered an army, wrecked the Convent, and seized the girl, brought her with him and compelled her to marry him. On the return home she dashed from his side and drowned herself in a wayside well, still known as "Woods Well" near Doneraile.
Her people gathered an army, defeated and killed the King and some of his men. The King was laid to rest in that field with his crown and sword seven hundred years ago.
The field is known as the "Cilin field" to the present day.
Written by: Mary Kelly

Told by: Mr. Michael Kelleher, (75)
Main St.,
Glanworth.
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involved in the law suit with Colonel Young. There was then and now in connection with the congregation, a farm of about a hundred statute acres. The farm was the gift of the Hamilton family, who being anxious to persuade persons from the northern parts of Ulster to settle in the neighbourhood, gave the townland of Corglass at a yearly rent of five pounds ten shillings for ever, and a glebe, to be used or occupied by the existing minister. It had been held for about a century, no leade was given, and for a length of time no rent was demanded, or paid. Colonel Young expressed dissatisfaction that the whole townland should be at his very gate, in the centre of his property, and yet be altogether free from his control. He refused to recognise the title of the Congregation and proposed that if the Rev Mr White would acknowledge his rights as a landlord he would give him a lease in perpetuity of half the property for himself and his family at a moderate rent. This offer was refused and an ejectment was served. At the same time every lawyer of ability in the circuit was secured on behalf of the plaintiff. The defendant, however, brought down counsel from Dublin to Cavan at a fee of one hundred guineas besides expenses. The
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Story.
Long ago when the men of Glanworth were caring to Cork, they would not dare to go outside the door until the clock would strike twelve, because on the Station Road there was a spirit seen which took the form of a sow.
But there were many men who would not believe in it and would go out before twelve and they would very often get a fright.
There was one boy of sixteen years who was going to Bally-hooley to meet his father who was coming from Cork. He did not come that night, so when the boy was going home, on his way he met the sow who followed him for a long part of the road.
The boy came to where he saw a small house and thought that there was somebody living in it.
He ran in and the sow followed him and when inside turned into a man and crushed him against the wall and then left him. When the boy recovered he went home sick and died the following day.
Written by: Josie Canning,
Told by: Mrs Ellen O'Sullivan, (79)
Ballinroe,
Glanworth.
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The old people have a lot of old sayings about the weather. They say that when the sky keeps red for a long time there is a storm near. When the clouds are very heavy there is going to be rain. If there is a halllow? round the moon rain is approaching. When far off hills look rear that is a sign of rain; if far away roads look near, wet weather. A blue blaze in the fire is a sign of a storm. The cat washing her face is a sign that wet weather is coming. If sea-gulls come on the land a snow-storm is near. Birds flying low is a sign that a storm is coming. When birds sing early in the morning, it is a sign of approaching rain.
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Ballylegan derives its name from a large munumental stone which stands on a hill in the centre of the townland. This stone is called a leagan hence the name of the townland
baile an liogain.
Written by: Nora Howard.
Told by: Mr John Gallaher.
Laught,
Glanworth.
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The only recollection of a homeless friar is of one named McGaugh who lived in Clonoose . there were not very many in this locality.
Drumlane Abbey was the home of the Community of Augustinians. The name of this Abbey was St. Mary's. After description of the Abbey is given elsewhere.
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some of the kings and nobels are buried in the Church - yard.
There are caves in Brickvale Hills, Keash, where several Priests hid themselves from the yoemen or Priest - hunters as they were called. The Priests had to be very careful about smoke, because the yoemen would see it.
Anybody who would spy on a Priest would get ten pounds for doing so. Priests had to say Mass in houses during the penal - days. Priest - hunters were also called revenue men.
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St Brigid's Eve:
On St. Brigid's Eve, St Brigid's cross is made. A Bridogue of Rushes is placed in the eave of the house. One is to be seen on Fr Corr's house at Bawnboy.

St Johns Eve: Generally known as Bonfire night Bonfires still lighted thro' the country.
Shrove Tuesday - Pancake.
May Day: Flowers - Primroses, strewn in front of the door.
Hallow Een - Pancakes - Boxty
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The local beliefs with regards to the weather are :-
Birds (1) Fine weather is expected to continue or come when swallows fly high.
(2) Rain is surely coming, when swallows fly low and close to the ground.
(3) Stormy weather at sea is near at hand when sea-gulls and other wild birds fly towards land.
(4) Good weather may follow when a robin sings on the top branch of a tree.
(5) Stormy weather may come if a cock crows at night.
(6) The crows fly down and scratch on the pasture, before rain comes.
(7) The season will be fine when the rooks fly high.
(8) Severe weather is coming, when wild birds eat berries.
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39. "Beggars petitions"
1 Petition known here relate to the Mummers on St. Stephens Day.
40. Recollection of Local Hedge School.
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supposed to give instant relief.
Peter sat on a marble stone, the Lord ca,e tp him all alone. "Peter, oh Peter, what is the ache" "My Lord and my master it is toothache"
"Who ever says these words and keeps them in memory for my sake, dhall never be troubled with toothache.
The old people say the following prayer when they are going to sleep.
Here I am lying down to sleep, I give my soul to God to keep, and if I die before I wake, I hope my soul that God will take.
There are four corners on my bed, and four bright angels over my head. St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John, God bless this bed that I lie on.
The old people say this prayer every morning and night.
On good Friday morning the Jews entered with sharp spears on their hands, that pierced Our Savoiur's tender body.
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The door was always open to the beggar on the road. When the beggar heard the music he was welcome to come into the house and partake of supper. They were always treated like one of the family - sometimes being seated at the right-hand side of the master of the house during the meal (les. Tyrone) He got all that was going, and could stay as long as he desired that evening. This was very common in the penal days for most of them were priests or monks in disguise. There was no difference or distinction made.
Sometimes there was a lot of fear attached to it as the people were in dread of the poet's satires.
When smoking was indulged in, it was the custom to pass the pipe around.
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The owner one day went to gather some to take to the fair, but when the sheep saw him coming they all went back inti the lios, and were never seen again.
Written by: Mary E. Twomey.
Told by Mr Edmund Burke, (70)
Curraghoe,
Glanworth.
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of Sir John Young, who escaped the curse on the property, by being born before 1813. In the year 1818 Sir William got into a big law-suit with the Corglass Presbyterian Congregation, of which the Rev. Mr. White's father, who lived at Pottle near Bailieboro', had three sons, each of whom became Presbyterian clergymen, and that the Rev Patrick White had six sons, all of whom became Presbyterian ministers. When education was at a low state in Ireland, the Rev. Patrick White kept a classical school at Corglass and had between 20 and 30 boarders. Strange as it may appear many priests of the Diocese of Kilmore received their early education from him. Some of them are yet living, and have a friendly recollection of their schooldays at Corglass. The Rev. Patrick White was born on March 17th 1785, and on the same day the agent of the property, Mr Patrick Smith visited the house, and "claimed the name". Mr White was intended at first for the medical profession, but changed his intentions and graduated at the University of Glasgow as no Presbyterian College was then in Ulster. In the year 1810 he received a call to his native Congregation, and decided on accepting it. Some years after his appointment he became
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Water Disease: Marsh Mallow is sued for curing this disease. Also used for a swollen udder.
Surnamis:
Chin cough: A father and mother of the same name i.e. both being of the same same before marriage have the power of curing this disease, bu giving [?] something to give the child.
Another cure is to lead the child over running water.
Mrs. Michael Smith - formerly Mrs. E O'Reilly - of Castle Hill Belturbet had this cure.
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ported to the penal exile of Van Deimen's Land, now called Tasmania. Nine Irish men were transported also. Their work was ploughing and harrowing.
The officer's wife who was pro - Irish heard Grey whistle, and when she found who it was she got him released.
There is an old church in Toomower, Keash; Ballymote, and at the front of the remains of an old alter there is a stone with the marks of a Priest's knees where he used to kneel when saying Mass. According to tradition there was a great battle fought there, and
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My father Mr. John Galligan, Corlislea, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan told me some old prayers that are said locally and have never been printed. The following are two old prayers which the old people said each night before they went to bed.
Lord Jesus Christ, by the sake of Thy sufferings grant me such faith, hope, and charity, and sincere sorrow for my sins, and love of prayer, as will sanctify and save my soul.
Lord Jesus Christ, we have recourse to Thee, the immortal and great God of Holiness. Have mercy on us and cleanse us from our sins, and strengthen us by Your divine blood both now and forever. Amen.
The following prayer is said for stopping blood.
Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, baptised in the river Jordan. The water was pure and the water was good and when Jesus came to the water it stood. For Jesus' sake and in Jesus' name I command this blood to do the same.
The following prayer is said when a person is suffering from toothache and it is
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2) South West wind brings most rain to Malin Head.
3) Whistling wind brings most rain in Spring.
4) To see a cat washing herself denotes bad weather.
5) Soot falling denotes rain.
6) If hens start to pick grass it is a sign of a coming storm.
7) If light house glances too much it is a sign of rain.
8) A dog lamenting in his sleep denotes rain.
9) To see a fire out the window denotes rain.
10) The hills appearing near looking or the sky low looking denotes bad weather. But if they appear far off it denotes good weather.
11) Too much heat from the fire denotes wet weather.
12) To see blue flames in the fire denotes wet weather.
13) When the Highlands of Scotland are visible rain maybe expected.
14) Usually if the wind goes to the North, North West or West the weather will be showery.
15) If the wind is on the West or North and suddenly changes to the East or South East we are sure to have a change of weather.
16) When birds are noticed flying in flocks it is a sign of a storm.
17) When swallows fly high it is said that there will be good weather.
18) When the wild geese fly south and inland there will be snow or frost.
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2020-04-08 12:58
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Corry left the Castle through fear of the Insurgents, who made the demense a place of meeting, and actually cut down timber to provide handles for their pikes. The place in which the timber was cut, and where the meetings were held, to this day is called the "Rebel Hill," and a large tree, partly cut by the United Irishmen when encountered by the Yoemen, still remains to be seen. In the Castle the Loyalists at the time swore allegiance to the King in order to escape the "Free Quarters Tax' for the military. It may not be out of place to mention that some yeas before the Rebellion, an old cannon of the Cromwellian period, was discovered in a fort beside the town. it was dragged up to the Model Hill, and for amusement was sometimes charged with powder and sods, and discharged over Bailieboro'. When the Rebellion broke out the authorities brought it away, fearing it would be used for some other purpose.
The Estate of Bailieboro' was purchased by Sit William Young, from Corry, in 1813. Sir William Young, from Corry, in 1813. Si William was a Colonel in the army of the East Indian Company, and had made a fortune in civilising the Blacks. He was father
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Sty: A gooseberry thorn is taken and pointed at the sty.
Warts: 1. To take the first black snail you meet and rub it on the warts. Then throw the snail away.
2. Take seven tones, rub each to the wart. Put them in a bag and throw away.
3. Rub warts with a cooked potato. For nine mornings and then bury the potato.
4. Pick a straw at the gate of a Roilig.
Worms: (Charm) Piece of string or such like tied around the neck. This charms the complaint away.
Butcher: Cure for Dropsy, Rheumatism and Kidney trouble.
Bog Bame: This is a tonic for the blood.
Black leg: This care consists of a mixture of tabacco, wild-woodbine and garlic. The animals is vaccinated with this mixture.
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2020-04-08 12:57
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There are many local beliefs about the weather all round this district. It is said if the wild geese fly towards the gap in the Western hills that this is the sign of bad weather. When the wind is coming from the West it is the sign of rain and when it is coming from the North it is the sign of snow.
When the wind is coming from the North-West it is the sign of rain. When there is a far-off ring round the moon it is sure that there is going to be a storm at hand. When the stars are sparking in the sky and the moon shining bright it is the sign of frost. When the sun is red when he is setting it is the sign there is going to be good weather.
When the birds are flying high, and the crows diving and the seagulls on the land it is the sign of bad weather also. When horses and cows are shaking themselves you will know that there is a storm not very far away. When the sheep make down from the hills to the
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No.22. As I sat on my hunkers,
I looked out on my winkers,
and I saw the dead burying the live.
Ans- Dead ashes covering the live coals.
No.23. When is a black dog not a black dog at all?
Ans-When it is a grayhound (greyhound)
No.24. What time is it when the clock strikes thirteen.
Ans. It is time to get a new clock.
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2020-04-08 12:53
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Mr Peter Grey, whose address was Cloonticarn, Gurteen, Ballymote was an old Fenian in the penal days. He was renowned for his whistling and dancing. One day he was in Ballymote, and he was arrested by the Yoemen. Those men walked Grey through the town, and every nine steps he would go the "cat a nine tails" was used on him.
The Yoemen continued this till they cut the flesh off him. Grey then leaped up on a cart and danced a horn - pipe. Afterwards he was trans -
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I give thee thanks, oh my God, for having brought me safely through this day and for the blessings I have ever received from thee. I beg they pardon for anything I have done wrong.
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Established Church in Ireland, and who had as an associate, one James Cowan, whose father lived in good circumstances in Bailieboro'. Both were home on holidays and Cowan, having got into a dispute, with a military officer, stabbed him. His own brother intervened to settle the dispute and was stabbed too, upon which some parties, knowing the influence young Smith had over Cowan ran for him, but as Smith opened the door Cowan rushed at him and plunged the knife into his heart, and he fell a corpse.
It happened that upon the same day Mr Patrick Smith had removed a large mahogany dining table, part of the residue from the Castle and the first thing laid upon it was the dead body of his only son, Cowan was arrested and tried for the murder, but a Cavan jury found he was insane and he was ordered to be confined during His Majesty's pleasure. Corry was more extravagant in his habits than his uncle and got into debt. He was married to a Miss Fitzherbert, who at one time thought herself entitled to the position of Queen of England. King George treated her unfairly and she subsequently became Mrs Corry.
During the exciting times of 1798
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The following is a list of the potatoes grown locally:-
Pinks, Champions, British Queens, Arran Banners, Arran Chiefs, Arran Victors, King Edwards, Snowflakes, Epicures, British Premiers, Sharpo Express, Blues, Cups, Great Soctts, Mullans, Black Seedlings, Flounders, Red Rocks and Beauties of Becut [?].
Potatoes were locally used for starch. It was made in the following way.
Grade potatoes. Put water in a basin. Put the grated potatoes in a cloth and ring them out. Let the juice run into the basin of water and let it settle. When it is settled drain the water off and the starch will be in the bottom.
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and closes like a trap.
There is many a thing you would think of
But you would not think of that.
Ans-An umbrella.
No.17. Spell "Red rogue of the world" in three letters.
Ans- A F-o-x.
No.18. What is it, that is all holes and still holds water.
Ans- a sponge.
No.19. Black and white and read all over.
ans-A paper.
No.20. Ink, ank, on a bank, ten drawing four.
Ans- A person milking.
No. 21. Why does a donkey eat thistles?
Ans-Because he is an ass.
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2020-04-08 12:48
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There were two hedge schools in my district. Mr Wilson taught in one, and Phelim OReilly taught in the other school. When they would suspect that they were seen they would not go back to the hedge school the next day but they would go around to the houses and teach there. They used to lodge in the house nearest to the hedge school. They used to go around here and there and they used to be kept wherever they went. They used to teach Irish, Latin, Figures, Writing, and Reading. The name of the reading book was "Reading made easy". The children used to write on a slate, and when they would write well they sued to get quills and paper. The children were seated around in a ring, and the master in the middle. There used to be poor boys going to these schools, and they had no homes and no parents. The master used to say every evening "Who will take me home to night." These teachers were called "poor scholars"
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2020-04-08 12:46
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to such a measure. Pitt consequently decided to sacrifice his policy rather than his office, and Fitzwilliam, the popular Viceroy, was recalled. The Bill was rejected by an overwhelming majority and in that majority Stuart's vote was included.
Whatever may have been the motive, and many believed it had nothing to do with politics, on the same night Stuart was struck with a stone on the head while walking through Dublin and died a week later from the effects of the wound. By his will he left the Bailiebor' estate to his nephew, a Mr Corry from Rockcorry and the residue to his agent, Mr Patrick Smith. A big law suit ensued with the result that it was held that the Bailieboro' Estate meant the original estate and that the residue consisted among other things of the townlands added in Mr Stuarts lifetime.
Mr Patrick Smith was never such a man as then. Fortune smiled on him at every turn, and almost dreading his prosperity he proceeded to dispose of his property. He then lived in the only slated house in Bailieboro' (now there is not one thatched), near the Temperance Hotel. He had one son who was being educated as a clergyman of the
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2020-04-08 12:45
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later on in the season if they are still green they are sprayed a third time. In the Autumn they are dug. Sometimes potatoes are dug with a digger, with a spade or with a plough. When the potatoes are dug with a digger one drill is dug at a time. Every two father into a basket and when they have it full they empty the basket in the pit. The man of the house makes the pit about two feet wide, about twenty feet long and about a foot and a half high. When the potatoes are dug with a spade two drills are dug at a time. Whoever is gather gathers the big ones first and puts them in the pits. Then the chats (small potatoes) are gathered into bags and drawn in for feeding pigs and other household purposes. When the potatoes are ploughed out this is done with a drill plough. The drill is split with the plough and then the potatoes are gathered. In the evening after the potatoes are dug straw is put on the pits and then about six inches of clay is put over it and clapped so that the rain does not sink into the pits but it runs off them.
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No.10. A leaper of ditches a clipper of corn a little brown cow with two leather horns.
Ans- A rabbit.
No.11. What goes round the wood and never enters the wood.
Ans. The bark of a tree.
No.12. Alive in the front deadnin the middle. Baptised behind and tell me the riddle.
Ans- A man ploughing.
No.13. What goes up the ladder with its head down?
Ans- A nail in the man's boot.
No.14. What bears and never blossoms?
Ans-a brook.
No.15. A cour went from the Free State into Northern Ireland.
She did not go by rail, road, water or air. How did she go?
Ans-She went by night.
No.16. It opens like a barn door
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The most common birds in our district are, the robin, the sparrow and the crow. These birds do not migrate. The swallow comes to us in spring and is supposed to mirgrate to warmer countries in autumn.
The robin builds its nest in fences and hedges. The robin’s nest is made up of mud and moss. It lays from for [sic.] to five eggs. The robin sits about nine or twelve days on the eggs.
The weather can be judged by the wildgeese and swallows. When the wildgeese fly toward the mountain, that is a sign of stormy weather. When they fly towards the sea, that is a sign of good weather. When the swallows fly low, that is a sign of bad weather. When the seagulls come inland and fly about, that is another sign of wet weather. To hear the curlew calling, is a sign of rain.
It is said that when Our Lord was dying on the cross, the red breast, dried some of the blood off Our Lord with its breast. That is why it has a red breast.
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2020-04-08 12:40
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under his own directions and supervision the old road from Bailieboro to Cavan was made. As an engineer he was not a success, but the lines on which they were made out gave an idea of the man's character. When he wanted to reach a place he "got there" hills and valleys notwithstanding. On one occasion his coach going down an incline turned over killing the horse and driver but he himself got off with a shaking.
Stuart had an agent named Patrick Smith who had a very remarkable career. He was the son of a woman who kept a huxter's shop in Bailieboro; and in his early days carried the mails on horseback between Kells and Bailieboro. He subsequently became a stableman for Mr Stuart, then hi coachman and finally his land-agent. Smith got so much "above himself" all in a hurry, that he forgot his former acquaintances in Bailieboro', and even his own mother. Not a few were jealous of his rise, but all had to show him obedience and respect "fitting his exhaulted position" Stuart was a member of the Irish House of Commons, and an opponent of Catholic rights. In February 1795 Grattan brought in his Bill for Catholic Emancipation, but George III stepped in and told Pitt he would never consent.
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top of the seed. A plough is used. My father remembers wooden ploughs being used and when these were broken they were brought to the carpenter to be fixed. There are none left now. Spakes are bought in a shop. The smallest potatoes are picked for seed and the bigger ones are cut into sets with a couple of eyes in each set.
Local people say "swops". When one person is busy with potatoes the neighbours come and help him and when he has his work done he pays back his "swops".
Before the potatoes come up they are scoured (moulded). First they are grubbed and then they are moulded. If the potatoes are lumpy the lumps are broken with a mell made from a broom shaft and the fellow of a card wheel. Sometimes a man harnesses a horse to a log of wood and draws the log down the drill while he stands on the end. The potatoes are then grubbed, hoed and the mould put up. They are hoed to keep weeds away and also to let the stalks have fresh clay. In the summer the potatoes are sprayed with blue stone and washing-soda. They are sprayed twice and
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2020-04-08 12:34
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When the Penal laws were in force in Ireland, the Irish were not allowed to be taught anything. The English wanted to deprive them of education so that they might be an ignorant race. But even thought he Penal laws ground them down they still showed their zeal for elaring. Then there sprung up throughout the country Hedge Schools". They got this name because they were held near hedges. Everywhere through out the country one could see the schoolmaster, and his class on the back of a ditch, or in some
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burn. They peeled me in my naked skin, and they found a hole to put me in.
Answer-a potato.
No.5. As round as an apple as deep as a cup. All the men and Derry wouldn't lift it up.
Answer-a well.
No.6. Forty sheep in yonder gap.
Forty men along with that.
Six, seven, ten, eleven, three and two
How many is that.
Ans-Five.
No.7. What goes up when the rain comes down?
Ans-Umbrella.
No.8. London-derry, Cork and Kerry spill me that without a k.
Ans- T-h-a-t.
No.9. A steel horse with a flax tail and a brass boy driving him.
Ans-a needle, a thread and a thimble.
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penal times and there is an underground path from that cross to the church yard in Temple Athea
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2020-04-08 12:31
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Potatoes are grown on our farm. My father sows about two acres and a half each year. We grow about the same amount of potatoes. My father prepares the ground for the potatoes. Sometimes my father spreads the manure on the ground in which he is going to put potatoes before he ploughs it instead of when the drills are opened. My father sows the potatoes in drill but sometimes he put them in ridges in a little bottom which is too short to plough. The ground is ploughed in January and cross-ploughed in March. After this it is grubbed but some people use a cultivator instead of a grubber. After this it is harrowed and then the drills are opened. Ridges are made in the following way. The ground is ploughed in ridges about four feet wide. A sod is left in the middle of each furrow. It is cut with a spade and dried. Then the sods are burned in sod fires. The farmyard manure is carted out and put round this fire and mixed with the sod fire and spread out on the ground. Then the seed was sowed. The furrows were trenched up on
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it leads from Athea to Listowel it was the only road in this district made in the time of the famine. The workers were paid six pence a day. The Turr the fairy path and the church path are three of local paths in the school district. The Turr is a bye way in Dan Whites farm Coole. The fairy path runs through Thomas Dalton farm Dromada. It is said that that is the path the fairies used to take with their funerals. The church path runs through Richard Woulfes farm Cratloe through Coole and on the Church yard in Temple Athea. It is said that the people used to go this way with their funerals long ago before the roads were made. Danahers ford and Dans stepping stone are used instead of bridges across the river Gale. It is said that Dans stepping stone is in a part of the river Gale across which the fairies went when they were going into the fort. There is a cross in Michael Costellos farm Athea and it is said that Mass used to be said there in
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been born, and no person can say he heard a skylark singing over the demense, though the birds are numerous in the fields within the enclosure. a blade of grass has never since grown near the tree.
The Hamilton family do not appear to have prospered in the place. The first of the name there was succeeded by his nephew, and about the middle of the 18th century the estate was sold for debt and bought by a man named Stuart. The latter was of humble origin, the son of a coachman employed in a Northern county, and who in his young days, so far won the admiration of his father's master, that the latter gave him the same education as his own son, and both went to the Bar. Subsequently a case of great public interest was for trial at the Newry Assizes, and young Stuart to whom the defence was entrusted succeeded in winning it. From that moment his fortune was made. Briefs flowed in on him, and in the course of time he accumulated a large amount of money and bought the Lisgar estate. He subsequently increased its size by acquiring adjoining townlands, and extended it from Moybologue to Dumgorn. Stuart was a prominent figure for years on the old Grand Jury, and
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2020-04-08 12:26
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This district seems to be very poor in folk-lore. My father, John Galligan who is aged about sixty two and who is a farmer living in the townland of Corlislea told me these riddles.
No. 1. What is cut in the wood and sounds in the town and earns its master many a pound.
Answer-a fiddle.
No.2. There is a grey goose
she is large of her size,
and anyone who buys her
has need to be wise,
she has feet in her body,
and walks upon none,
she is far from her village,
and seldom at home.
Answer-A ship.
No.3. As round as an apple as flat as a pan.
On one side a woman and on the other a man.
Answer-a penny
No.4. With iron hard they did me turn. With fire and water they did me
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lived on mountain land were allowed to remain. The new owner without any hesitation commanded some labourers, who lived in the district to assist at his building, and amongst them was the only son of a widow - a lad of twelve years - and whose father had been killed in "the war." There was an order given that no person should interfere with the newly planted trees, but the boy being put to work with a lazy ass unthinkingly pulled one of the forbidden twigs. The act was detected by a guard in Hamilton's employ and the youngster was brought before the lord of the manor.
The charge of pulling the twig was proved and the poor fellow was sentenced to be hanged on the spot. Appeals for mercy were of no effect and in a few minutes the dead body of the boy was hanging from a tree in front of the house. His mother, on hearing the news some hours afterwards, came to the spot, and in Irish cursed the murderers of her son. The now decayed tree, upon which the dreadful deep was perpetrated is still pointed out. It has been said that the woman prayed, that no heir might ever be born to the estate, and that no lark might ever sing over the demense. In any case, no heir has ever
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There was a man. And he had one son, And he could not control him.
He sent for the farries and they could control him. Once there came a man to buy the boy. The man said they would be lonesomeles And he said he would give £100 And the man brought him. And the man told him that someting would happen him. If he could and steal
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A local celebrity a couple of years ago after a walk through the demesne wrote:-
I
The suns golden rays lit up moorland and breas
Would I were a draughtsman to sketch out the scene
As the landscape it lay dressed in bridal array
Interspersed with broad meadow and woodland so green.
II As you lingering stand on the bright silver strand
The beech covered lawns stretching down to your feet,
See the beautiful land that all things do command,
Make it once and forever a novel retreat.
III
Did the artist but stand by that portal so grand
To his eyes, ay a painting sublime and complete.
The fair peaceful hills with meandering rills.
Rippling on the young infant Blackwater to meet.
IV
Climb up the height where the rebels showed fight
In the dark stormy days of our
Then with pride you'll review the magnificent view,
That surrounds the majestic deep woods of Lisgar
Hamilton on obtaining possession of the estate immediately set to work to get the castle into a state of repair, and to plant more trees. All the native Irish who had been possessed of any property were driven to Connaught or hanged, but some of the labouring classes and farmers who
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The most harmful weeds growing are Dockens, (dock weeds) Thrisels (Thistles) Rushes, Gilgowans orans nettles, chicken weed, red shank, scutch grass, rag weed, dandelion, colts foot, scouts, (water hemlock) sprit, sweet meadow, (meadow sweet) and rose noble. Some of these are harmeful because they spread rapidly.
Orans will only grow on good land. Rushes, gilgowans, scutch grass, chicken wee and nettles will grow on bad land.
Rose Noble boiled will purify the blood. Dandelion will purify the blood.
Ivy leaves stop bleeding. A beat leaf will take out a thorn.
I could not find any traditions concerning any herb or plant.
Nettles are used for Gollamon, and mashed potatoes are also for meat for turkeys.
Orans and dandelion are used for pig's meat.
Blackberries are used for dyeing purposes. Scouts (water hemlock) and yew three are
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again and he bought [?] for another year. He left him home again. The fairy bougt him for another year. The boy said you had no right selling me again. The fairy can sell to the devil or turn us into swans. When we go out swimming he will turn us into swans. I will rise my right wing and you will get me back again so the man got back his son and he never sold him again.
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2020-04-08 12:13
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In the Civil war of 1641 Mr Bailie remained loyal to Charles the first and lost his estate which was confiscated by Cromwell, and given to a person called Hamilton who had taken a leading part in the siege of Shaun OReilly's castle at Muff. Hamilton was a man devoid of any compassion for the native Irish, though always ready to use them as his slaves.
The Lisgar demense which covers about 200 acres is a beautiful spot in the summer months, though its grandeur is not of the same order as in the days when Lisgar was Queen Victoria's trusty and well beloved governor of Canada? of the Ionian islands or South Australia The Castle which presents the same majestic appearance as formerly is situate on an eminence about a mile from Baileboro and is approached by a well made avenue opening to the public road to east and west. In front is a large lawn which borders on a lake, around three sides of which trees and shrubs grow to the water's edge. The avenue towards the east is constructed along the shore on the north side. Up to 20 years ago a large staff of labourers was kept on the farm, but their services if I exclude a few game-keepers have long ago been dispensed with.
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two horses out of the plough. And two men leading them. And he got two rabbits with two broken legs and he lay behind the ditch And he let out one rabbit. And one man followed him. And the other man followed the other rabbit. And he stold the horses out of the plough,
And brought the horses home.
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2020-04-08 12:12
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tow horses out of the plough. And two men leading them. And he got two rabbits with two broken legs and he lay behind the ditch And he let out one rabbit. And one man followed him. And the other man followed the other rabbit. And he stold the horses out of the plough,
And brought the horses home.
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2020-04-08 12:10
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There was a woman and she lived in a house beside the lake. She went out to milk the cows one evening
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2020-04-08 12:08
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Dressed in their silks so grand.
Their aching hearts, began to (stray) start,
When passed by this young man
With upright spring the ball did bring
And that sure through the throng. And thrilling cheers would pierce your ears. For the young defendent sons
The truth to tell a horrid swell.
Brought Tully then one side. And says (one man) young man be this your dan. That you have near surcried. Oh yes bedad but remember lad. I will have you to understand
On Lavey planes we will fill the drains. With those young Irelands.
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2020-04-08 12:06
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The following is an old story told round the firesides of this district up to a generation ago and was called
The Adventures of Daniel O Rourke and the Eagle
Daniel O Rourke was coming home off his Cuilidhe one night and had to pass through a bog. When he was near the edge of it he got tired and sat down to rest on a large stone. In a short time he found the stone was sinking under him and he could not rise. He was in despair when he saw an eagle flying by him.He caught her by the leg and she flew up , until she reached the moon and there was wooden peg like the handle of a reaping hook sticking out of it which Daniel seized and held on ti. After some time the man in the moon noticed him. "What takes you hear says he." "My business says Daniel." you will have to leave this says the man in the moon. There will be two about that says Daniel. With that the doors of the moon opened and out comes the man in the moon with a chopper and cut the peg that Daniel was holding by. Down fell Daniel till he fell among a flock of wild-geese flying to Flanders and he caught the old gander who was leading them. he caught him by the leg and he carried him over the sea and after some time the came in view of a ship and as they were flying low Daniel thought he
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2020-04-08 12:04
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It was a custom to make St Brigids cross on St. Brigids day and put it up in the house. This was described in festival customers.
On Christmas even holly was put in the dwelling house. On Palm Sunday when the palm was blessed a sprig was put behind a picture in each room and a sprig was put in each of the out houses that there was any animals in. On May eve Mayflowers were gathered and strewn in front of the dwelling and of all the outhouses. Sometimes a sprig of Rowantree was put[?] over the doors of the outhouses also.
When a person is going to a fair or a market the bottle of Holy Water is taken out and shaken on him. On St Brigid's day oatmeal bread was baked Holy Water was then shaken on it and it was broken into small pieces. A piece of it sewn into the clothes of each person in the house.
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2020-04-08 12:03
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in water. The clothes are washed in the water in which the fairy finger leaves were boiled. This is done before black dye is put on. The wild lily grows in a shady place under a bush. It is supposed to be a poisonous leaf.
The mountain sedge and Dendelion were used in former times. They were used by the people who were suffering from heart and lung trouble. They were cured by these herbs.
The meadowsweet
The meadowsweet is washed and eaten raw. It is good for the stomach.
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2020-04-08 12:02
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The names of the local roads surrounding the school district are the Knocknabowl road leading from Athea to Abbeyfeale a branch leads out of that road to the east called the Clash road it passes by Clash School leading to New Castle. The New road runs from Clash School to Carrick. The Parckcana road leads from Gortagross to Knockanure. The bog road leads from the Knocknabowl road to Ardagh and the Glin road leads from Athea to Glin.The Knocknabowl road was made in the year 1814, the Clash road in the year 1910, the New road was mad in the year 1914 and the Parkcana road was made in the year 1818,. The bog road was made in the year 1860 the Glin road was made in the year (1890), the High road during the Famine Time
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2020-04-08 12:01
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The names of the local roads surrounding the school district are the Knocknabowl road leading from Athea to Abbeyfeale a branch leads out of that road to the east called the Clash road it passes by Clash School leading to New Castle. The New road runs from Clash School to Carrick. The Parckcana road leads from Gortagross to Knockanure. The bog road leads from the Knocknabowl road to Ardagh and the Glin road leads from Athea to Glin.The Knocknabowl road was made in the year 1814, the Clash road in the year 1910, the New road was mad in the year 1914 and the Parkcana road was made in the year 1818,. the bog road was made in the year 1860 the Glin road was made in the year (1890), the High road during the Famine Time
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2020-04-08 11:57
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poisonous.
Chick-weed will cure swelled legs. Ivy leaves will cure boils. Sometimes ago everyone used these herbs and they found great relief in them.
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2020-04-08 11:56
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Marshmallow.
Tye marshmallow leaves are boiled and the juice is taken from them. The juice is then drank. It is a remedy for coughs and for the whooping cough.
Long ago a woman lay in bed with cancer. She was in terrible pain. The doctors could not relieve her. One night she had a vision and she saw bushes of marshmallow growing in a garden and a voice seemed to say "If you desire relief from the pain, apply some leaves of the herb to the cancer."
When she wakened in
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2020-04-08 11:53
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the morning she spoke of the vision to her husband and he immediately sent for the leaves. The leaves took away the pain and she lived a long time afterwards.
Red dock roots
The red dock roots are sued to remove ulcers and sores.
Clover
The clover is used as a remedy for cancer.
Fuarán.
Fuaráns are sued to feed pigs. If you touch a Fuarán it will put pimples on you.
yarrow.
Yarrow is used for
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2020-04-08 11:47
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When the Jews were searching for our Saviour on the night of his agony they were inquiring wher he was. The Dardaol lifted up his head and shouted "Here He is" and he led the way to where our Lord was.
Ever since it is considered a good deed to kill a dardaol whenever you see one. The following ceremony must be performed to reap the spiritual benefits derived from killing the ugly thing:-
You must press against the back part of his body, near the tail, with the nail if your right thumb, saying at the same time
"My seven deadly sins down on you", your soul is at once cleansed from all sin and you are in a fit state to enter paradise at once, as the mertorious action performed cleanses the soul from all guilt, spiritual and temporal.
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2020-04-08 11:45
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I live in the townland of Tamlett, the parish of Truagh and the barony of Truagh. There are five families in this townland and about twenty-five people living in it. In this particular townland every family has a different name but in this district the names "McKenna" and "Treanor" are most common. The townland got its name because it was a plague burial ground in the time of the famine. There are four old people living in the townland. These old people can tell stories in English but they cannot tell them in Irish. Their names and addresses are
Mrs. Meehan, Tamlett, Emyvale,
Michael Kelly, Tamlett, Emyvale.
Mary McKenna, Tamlett, Emyvale
Ann Treanor, Tamlett, Emyvale.
House were more numerous locally in olden times. In our townland there are two houses in ruins. Some people emigrated to America about thirty years ago. The townland is not mentioned in any song or saying. Some of the land is hilly and some of the land is good. There are no woods in Tamlett. There are no rivers,
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2020-04-08 11:44
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collary spread all over the country
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2020-04-08 11:40
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To find tobacco.
For a frog to come into the house.
To borrow or lend anything on May day.
To bring white thorn into a house.
To bring fairy fingers into the house.
To kill crickets.
If you stoop under nettingwire.
If you get sick at a funeral you wont get better.
If you dream about anybody getting married that person is going to die.
If a robin comes into the house.
To meet a weasel.
If you stoop under anything.
If anybody brings anything into the house on his shoulder.
To have a crowing hen about the house.
To have a whistling woman about the house.
If you break a mug or a plate you are sure to break three.
To put your shoes on the table.
To count the nails in your shoes.
To throw water out on May day.
To catch hold of the crook.
To meet a pig on your way to the market.
To drown a dog.
To kill a cricket.
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2020-04-08 11:25
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Unlucky Omens
To meet a red haired woman or a squint-eyed person first in the morning.
To drop a glove.
To break a mirror.
To cut your nails on Sunday.
To wear green.
To see a new moon through glass.
to hear a cat crying at night.
To meet a funeral.
To see one magpie.
To turn back after starting on a journey.
To put your shoes higher than your head.
To put your shoes on the table.
For a rat to cross the road in front of you.
If a dog comes to the house.
To spill salt.
For a hare to cross the road in front of you.
To see a mouse in frost.
When a hen crows into the house.
When crickets go away.
When you are going to the fair and there is a magpie on the left hand side of the road.
If a child is born on Whit Sunday it will kill somebody or be killed.
To put the left shoe on first.
To begin work on Saturday.
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2020-04-08 11:23
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(Lisdonnan) made them desist when they reached the arch-way.
This was about ninety years ago (1844) the Louth Archelogical Society proposed to excavate the spot before the Great War, but on the outbreak of the War the matter was dropped.
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2020-04-08 11:21
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note made by Jas. McBrien re Knockbride Chapel.
Knockbride Chapel contained two old penal crucifixes up to 1913. One was cruder than the other and was dated 1745. One half of the chapel is in Drumamuck and the other in Knockbride and in Griffth's Valuation records is valued at £20 half apportioned on each townland. The stations of the cross were marked thus
The date stone was where the centre front window south sidewall is now. The altar was in the centre and was composed of a Roman Canopy supported on Corinthian columns. In the centre was an oil painting of the Taking Down from the Cross and on the Gospel side a painting of St. Peter and on the Epistle side a painting of St. Paul.
Note made by Jas. McBrien re ''money hole'' on his hill in Knockbride T.L
The circle marks the position of the digging and my father and old Neddy McCabe were down in it at the time and saw an arch-way at the bottom of beautiful masonry. A dream of gold by two woman named Dermott and Kavanagh was the cause of the digging. They found a frog which they took to the lake and as quickly as they were back on the hill he came there before them.
The diggers dug two nights and a day. They used fir torches for light. Weird sounds (whistles) from a plantation near
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2020-04-08 11:19
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note made by Jas. McBrien re Knockbride Chapel.
Knockbride Chapel contained two old penal crucifixes up to 1913. One was cruder than the other and was dated 1745. One half of the chapel is in Drumamuck and the other in Knockbride and in Griffth's Valuation records is valued at £20 half apportioned on each townland. The stations of the cross were marked thus
The date stone was where the centre front window south sidewall is now. The altar was in the centre and was composed of a Roman Canopy supported on Corinthian columns. In the centre was an oil painting of the Laking Down from the Cross and on thr Gospel side a painting of St. Peter and on the Epistle side a painting of Sr. Paul.
Note made by Jas. McBrin re ''money hole'' on his hill in Knockbride T.L
The circle marks the position of the digging and my father and old Neddy McCabe were down in it at the time and saw an arch-way at the bottom of beautiful masonry. A dream of gold by two woman named Dermott and Kavanagh was the cause of the digging. They found a frog which they took to the lake and as quickly as they were back on the hill he came there before them.
The diggers dug two nights and a day. They used fir torches for light. Weird sounds (whistles) from a plantation near
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2020-04-08 11:13
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When crickets come to the house.
To get married in June.
to see one magpie if a four foote'd beast is in view.
To drop May flowers on a May evening.
If a hen comes to your house there is going to be good luck.
To set eggs in August.
If you meet a gray horse and spit at it you will have good luck.
If you turn some of your clothing when you see a new moon.
To put on some of your clothes inside out.
To start sowing oats on Good Friday.
To flit on a Friday.
To get Married on Tuesday or Thursday.
When a frog comes into the house.
To light three cigarettes after each other with the same match. (Unlucky)
"A gift, a friend, a foe, a sweetheart, and a long journey to go." If a person has a little white spot on his thumb nail it is said that he will get a gift. If there is one on his first finger nail he has a friend. If there is one on his second finger nail he has a enemy. If there is one on his third finger nail it is said that he has a sweetheart. If there is one on his mall finger he has a long journey to go.
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2020-04-08 11:07
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Lucky Omens
1 A black cat crossing the road.
2 To trip when going up stairs.
3 To find a half-penny, a horse shoe, a nail or a pin or any piece of iron.
4 To find a wish-bone in your dinner.
5 To have a horseshoe hung above the door.
6 A robin coming into the house.
7 To see two magpies at once.
8 When the right eat is warm.
9 To meet a horse when going on a journey.
10 To hear a cuckoo early in the morning.
11 To turn money the first time a new moon is seen.
12 When you stand hazel rods up against your churn you will have plenty of butter.
13 To spill sugar.
14 To cut your nails on Friday.
15 to turn your cap when you see a new moon.
16 To begin work on Friday.
17 To put on a right shoe first.
18 to tie a red rag on a cow's tail to keep other
19 people from blinking your cows.
20 to dram about a white horse.
21 For a red haired woman to come into the
22 house first on May morning.
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2020-04-08 11:04
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he went to pray on his father's grave. While he was praying he saw the herb used for the cure growing on the grave before him. He started to give the cure again and he has continued to give it ever since.
The seventh son or daughter has the cure of the ring - worm. Miss Nora McCormack of this locality is the proud possesser of this cure.
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2020-04-08 10:59
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but there are not too many who get them made. There is only one shoemaker in this district who is called Patrick McKenna and he does not make them any more. This is not a tradition in his family. He learned his trade in Aughnacloy. My grandfather said that long ago there was a shoemaker for every four townlands or so.
Most of the people now buy their shoes from the shops who get them from the factories. Clogs were made and worn in this district. When an "alder tree" was cut down the wood was sawed and made into soles for clogs. The uppers were cut off a shoe and these were nailed to the alder sole. Iron tips for soles & heels were bought in the town.
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2020-04-08 10:58
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Berne of Tavarane, Cloonloo, Boyle, Co. Sligo and Mrs. Connolly of Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Mrs. Connolly cures it by means of herbs boiled on milk.
A certain herb is used to cure cancer. No body in this county has the power to cure cancer, but a man named Mr. Burke of Co. Longford is the proud possesser of of this cure. Several people from this district go to him for the cure.
For some reason this man ceased to give the cure. One day he was at a funeral and when he was in the graveyard
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2020-04-08 10:48
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but failed. He drowned himself in Ballybeg lake afterwards. It is said that a mermaid lived in Killone lake and she was killed by a man named O'Donnell for taking his wine.
List of People over 70 years
Martin Curran Claremount
Tadg Bradley Barntich
Dennis Noonan Newtown
Martin Sullivan Lissane
Martin Reidy Clarecommons
Mrs Curran Claremount
Mrs McMahon Clarecastle
Mrs McNamara Clarecastle
Mrs Doyle Lissane
Mrs Madigan Lissane
Mrs Kinnane Clarecastle
Patrick Hehir Clarecastle
Thomas Slattery
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Blind man's Buff is played by putting a handkerchief around a child's eyes so that she
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2020-04-08 10:45
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On the 26th Febr. 1903 there was a great storm of wind. In this locality hundreds of trees were blown down, hay scattered through the fields & houses unroofed.
The storm lasted from about 10 p.m. and lasted until about 3 am.
Severe snow storms occurred on 1st April 1918, 10th Feby. 1894, 21st Feby. 1896, 24th Feby. 1933.
On 21st Feby. 1986 the snow was 10 feet deep in places & remained on the ground for three weeks. Cattle + sheep were lost + hundreds of birds died from the cold + hunger.
The 1933 was nearly as bad as the 1896 storm.
In Feb. 1918 the frost so so severe that Lough Derg was frozen. Several people walked across the lake from shore to shore.
Birds became lame from hunger + they used to come into the houses + farmyards for food.
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2020-04-08 10:43
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Long ago people did not wear boots until they were about seven years of age. There was a woman about forty years ago who never wore boots in her life. The name of this woman was Mary Rice of Killybough. Her feet became so hard that thorns had no effect on her. To keep shoes in shape a firm[?]-turf was pared to the shape of the shoes and put into them when not in use. Forty years ago there was a man by the name of "Laddy" who never put a shoe on his foot and the soles of his feet were so hard that he could tramp on whins without getting a torn.
Long ago when the people were going to the town or market they would go near the town before putting on their shoes and they would take them off again, when they reached that place coming back.
The children still go barefoot in Summer in this district. They take off their shoes in the month of April, and do not put them on again until the month of September.
There are no superstitions about the water the feet are washed in.
Boots are still made in this district
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2020-04-08 10:41
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Mo Cheanntar Féin
Clarecastle is built on the banks of the River Fergus. It is in the parish of Clare Abbey and in the baronny of the Islands. There are 130 houses in it. There was more houses in it long ago because the ruins are to be seen still. It is called Clarecastle because long ago the people used cross between two weirs and there was an Norman castle near the village. There are many people over 70 years in the village but they have no Irish. They tell stories in English. People used go to America and Australia from this district long ago. The land is good and fertile. There are two lakes in the district - Killone lake and Ballybeg. It is said that a man tried to drown himself in Killone lake
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2020-04-08 10:40
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D’iarr sé trí h-uaire ar án diabhal a theacht amach as an bhoitheach acht d’á mbéadh sé ag sgairtigh ó shoin ní thiocfadh an diabhal amach. Ins an deireadh ghlac an sagart misneach agus chuaidh sé isteach. D’innis Séamus dó fa dtaobh de’n chleas a d’imir na sidheogaí air. D’innis an sagart do bhean Shéamus nach rabh a fear marbh ar choir ar bith. Tháinig Séamus amach as an bhoitheach. D’órduigh an sagart an chomhnair a thógail arais. Tógadh é agus fosgladh é. Cáidé bhí ins an chomhnair acht clogaid chail. Ní dheachaid Séamus ‘un aonaigh níos mó. Má cuaidh fhéin chionbhuigh sé amach ó bhealach na choilleadh. Nó chuir an caileach an oiread sin eagla air agus bhí eagla air rompai. Cupla bliadhain ‘na dhiaidh sin rugadh mac óg i dteach Shéamuis Ó’Frighill. Mhair Séamus agus a bhean agus Séamus óg go sasta ó sin amach. Bhí athas mhor ar an tsean lánamháin nuair a bhí oidhre aca ar an dúithche.
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2020-04-08 10:39
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Tosuigh an imirt. Bhain Séamus an cluiche. “Tabhair do bhreith a Shéamuis” arsa an chaileach. “Caithfidh tú mo cuid airgid uilig a chaill mé annseo a thabhairt damh,” arsa Séamus. “Tá sin agat” ar sise. Chuir Séamus a lamh in a phoca agus fuair sé an tairgead. D’fhág Séamus í annsin agus thug a aghaidh ar an bhaile. Ar a bhealach ‘na bhaile smaoitigh sé gur bhfearr dó fanacht sa boitheach go maidin. D’fhan sé ann. Bhí an caileach an fheargach nuair a bhain Séamus an chluiche. Dar leithi go mbéadh an bhuaidh aici i gcás ar bith. Nuair a d’imthigh Séamus chuir sí teachtaire fhad le na bhean ag rádh go raibh Séamus marbh agus go raibh an chomhnair sa choill. D’imthigh an bhean fhad leis an tsagart agus fuair sí iasacht cúig phunta uaidh a cuirfheadh a fear. Tugadh abhaile an chomhnair. Cupla lá ‘na dhiaidh seo cuireadh an comhnair. Bhí Séamus ins an bhoitheach i rith an ama seo. Ní tiochfadh leis a dhul isteach un toighe ar eagla go mairfeadh a bhean é. Thug sé iarraidh a dhul isteach lá amháin acht dhruid a bhean an doras air mar shil sí gur bh’é a thaidhbhse a bhí ann. B’eigin do pilleadh arais ‘na bhoithigh. Chuaidh a bhean isteach ‘na bhoithigh lá amháin. Chonnaic sí Seamus ann. Sgannruigh sí go mór agus cuaidh sí annsoir an t-sagart agus d’innis sí do gurb cuireadh a fear tá seachtmhain ó shoin agus go dtainig a thaidhbhse go dtí an doras uair amháin ó shoin agus go raibh sé ins an bhoitheach indiu. “Caithfidh sé gur b’é an diabhal ata sa bhoitheach” arsa an sagart. Chuir an sagart air a ribin agus thug sé leis leabhar. Thainig sé fhad leis an bhoitheach agus shéas sé taobh amuigh ag leigheamh.
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2020-04-08 10:38
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bhaile ag tarraingt abhaile agus an bhó gan díol leis. cé casadh air acht an fear ruadh. “Tchim” ar sisean “ní dhearn tú níos fearr”. “Ní dhearn acht bhearfaidh mé duitse í anois”. “Maith go leor” arsa an fear beag ruadh “seo an tairgead duit”. Nuair a fuair Séamus an tairgead phill sé ‘na bhaile mhoir. Bhuail sé leis an ól. Níor stad sé no go raibh sé comh hólta a’s nach raibh fhios aige cá raibh sé ag dul. Nuair a bhí sé ag tarraingt suas ar an meadhon oidhche d’fhág sé an baile mór agus thug a aghaidh ar an bhaile. Ar a bhealach abháile b’eigin dó a dhul fríd choill. Ar a dhul isteach sa choill do chonnaic sé solas. Tharraing sé ar an solas. Nuair a thainig sé fhad leis connaic sé gur teine a bhí ann. Bhí sgaifte sidheog in a suidhe thart fa’n teine ag imirt chardaí. Nuair a chonnaic siad Séamus ag tarraingt ortha sheas siad suas agus dubhairt siad “Tusa Séamus Ó’Frighill tar agus tionntaidh muilead annseo”. Shuidh sé síos agus thosuigh an imirt. Bhain na sidheogaí an phighinn bheag agus phiginnm mhór a bhí ag Séamus. Nuair a tháinig breacadh an lae bhí Séamus ar shopa téighte gan a’n phighinn aige nach raibh bainte ag na sidheogaí. Ní rabh fhios aige cáidé ba choir dó dhéanamh. Bhí fhios aige go mbéadh an bhean ar buille leis. bhí an bhó díolta anois agus an tairgead uilig caithte, bhí fhios aige go raibh an tocras ag a bhean ins an bhaile. “Ó” arsa seisean leis fhein ins an deireadh “na mairg á bhios gan chéill nuair a chuirtear le gnoithe sinn”. Nuair a bhí séo raidhte aige thinig caileach fhad leis agus arsa sise. “Iaraim ort a Sheamuis cluiche amháin eile a imirt liom, nó is mise báinrioghan mhór chuacht na sidheog”. Ní raibh chuir suas aige de.
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2020-04-08 10:37
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Bhí fear ina comhnuidhe ins na Rosaibh uair amháin d’arb ainm do Séamus Ó’Frighill. Bhí sé posta acht ní raibh muirigheann ar bith aige. Bhí sé fhéin agus a bhean in a gcomnuidhe i gcró bheag toighe ar thaoibh sleibhe. Bhí sé an bhocht. Bhí an tocras ortha lá amháin agus dubhairt an bhean le na fear lá amháin go gcaithfeadh sé an bhó amháin a bhí aca a dhíol. D’imthigh Séamus leis an bhó. Bhí aonach ar an Chlochan Liath an lá seo. Nuair a bhí sé ag ceann an bhaile casadh fear beag ruadh air. “Cá bfuill tú ag dul leis an bhó sin” arsa an fear beag ruadh. “Caidé bhéinn ag dul a dhéanamh leithe acht ag dul d’á díol”. arsa Seamus. “Bhal” arsa an fear beag ruadh.’ “Bhearfaidh mise deich bpúnta duit uirthí glac é nó na glac”. “Maise chá nglacaim leoga” arsa Seamus ag [toi?] an bhó ar siubhal. Chuaidh sé ‘un aonaigh. Níor fhiafruigh duine nó tachran dó an lá sin cá raibh sé ag dul leis an bhó. Nuair a bhí sé ag teacht amach ag ceann an
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2020-04-08 10:36
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for the shoeing of cart wheels.
The blacksmith shoes horses and asses. He also repairs ploughs, grubbers and harrow pins, and he shoes cart wheels and barrow wheels. He sometimes makes gates and crane-crooks for new houses. He also makes iron "pounders". It is believed that if the blacksmith washes his hands in the water in which he cools the iron he will be refreshed.
Blacksmiths were always looked upon as being very strong and hardy.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 10:34
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There was a man herding his cow on a hill and the fairies wanted the cow. The fairies wanted to give him a bag of gold but the man would not give the cow. Then the fairies gathered and took the cow from him.
There was an old man and he couldn't rise out of bed. The rest of the men were out in the fields and the fairies came in. They began to light papers and pull straws out of the bed and light them. They lit the quilt and the planks. After that the man could rise
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2020-04-08 10:33
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Nuair a chonnaic sé caidé mar bhí dubhairt sé. “Is minic a bhíos cú mall fhéin, sona”. D’fiafruigh na Fianna do Fionn an raibh dadaidh a leigheasfadh iad. Dubhairt Fionn nach raibh acht rud amháin agus go rabh sin ró dhoiligh ‘fhaghail. Dubhairt sé nach leigheasfadh ruda ar bith iad acht tobar a bhí i dtaoibh Ifrionn d’arbh ainm Íoc shlainte. Cuireadh an fhear deirneach a thainig isteach ar shiubhal go hIfrionn fachoinne buideal ioc-shlainte. Nuair a tháinig sé ar ais leis an ioc shlainte (ag) chuimil sé dó na Fianna é. D’éirigh siad. Phill Fionn agus na Fianna abhaile go Teamhair. Níor fhág Fionn nó duine ar bith de a chuid Fianna Teamhair níos mó.
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2020-04-08 10:33
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There are six forges in the parish. One is owned by Peter McCarron and another is owned by his brother John McCarron. I do not know who owns the other forges in the district.
Their father was a blacksmith and their grandfather was supposed to be a blacksmith but it is not know whether he was or not.
Peter McCarron's forge is situated along the road but it is not near a cross roads. It is not far from a stream but there is no river near it.
The forge contains only one room. The roof is an ordinary wooden roof covered with felt and tar. The fireplace is raised above the rest of the forge on a stone platform.
There are two fireplaces at the forge. There is one in the field behind the forge for the purpose of shoeing cart wheels. This fire is only lit when there are cart wheels to be shod. The shoeing of cart wheels is done outside because there is no room for a second fire in the forge. Coal is burned on the fire in the forge but turf is used
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2020-04-08 10:33
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agus Tón Iarainn gan Tapadh i na dhá charraig cloiche. Tharraing se amach a shláitin draoidheachta arais. Rinne sé beo arís iad. Annsin d’fhág sé slán ag Fionn agus Tón Iarainn agus dubhairt sé go raibh an tam aige a bheith ag imtheacht. Thug Fionn buaidheachas dó agus d’imthigh sé. Ní fhaca siad an Fear Ruadh níos mó. Phill Fionn agus Tón Iarainn go Teamhair.
Ar maidin an lá-thar-na-bharach Chuaidh Fionn amach arís. Tháinig an bhean-mhor roimhe arais. Thug sé an ceann díthe. Ní raibh aici an lá seo acht lámh amháin. Ní fhéadamsa a radh gur aisti sa a tharraing an Fear Ruadh an lámh. “Caithfidh mé buaidheach a thabhairt duit ar son do chuid oibre”, arsa sise. “Caithfidh tú fhéin agus do chuid Fianna a theacht chugamsa ar uair an meadhon-lae anóirthir”. Annsin d’imthigh sí.
Rinne na Fianna reidh le imtheacht. D’imthigh siad uilig innsoir an Dinnéir. Acht is cosmhail gur fhág siad fear amháin ‘na ndiaidh. Bhí siad ag siubhal leobhtha ar feadh i bhfad agus ní fhada siad theach ar bith. Ins an deireadh chonnaic siad teach agus ceann óir air. Chuaidh siad isteach. Ní raibh duine ar bith ann. Bhí neart bidh agus dighe ar an tábla. Bhí cathaoireacha oidhre thart fá’n tabla. Shuidh siad síos agus d’ith siad agus d’ól siad a sáith. Nuair a thug siad iarraidh eirigh bhí siad greamuighthe de na cathaoireacha agus bhí na cathaoireacha greamuigthe do urlár. Bhí siad annsin gan iad ábalta coradh. Le sin isteach leis an fear a d’fhag siad i na ndiaidh.
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2020-04-08 10:30
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ar na hamhaois go dtí go raibh siad uilig marbh aige acht ceann amháin. Léim seisean suas ar an fharadh. Bhí an Fear Ruadh ag gabhail a chaitheamh giota airsean fosda acht dubhairt sé. “Má leigeann tú saor mé bhéarfaidh mé claidheamh duit agus duine ar bith a dtiocfhaidh sé air mairfidh sé é”. D’innis sé do cá háit a raibh an claidheamh. “O! Is liom fhein sin feasta” arsa an Fear Ruadh. Bhí an Fear ruadh ag gabháil a chaiteamh giota iariann air act dubhairt sé. “Má leigeann tú saor mé bhearfaidh mé clóca duit agus nuair a chuirfeas tú ort é, ní fheicfhidh duine ar bith thú”. D’innis sé dó ca háit a raibh an clóca fosta. Ó! is liom fhéin sin feasta” arsa an Fear Ruadh. Le sin chaith sé giota beag iariann air agus thuit an t amhas marbh. Fuair an Fear Ruadh an cloca agus an claidheamh.
Ar maidín an lá-thar-na-bharach nuair a tháinig teachtaire an Riogh amach, bhí iongantais an domain ar nuair a chonnaic sé na hamhaois uilig marbh agus an dá fhear beo. Shil sé go mbeadh an dá fhear marbh agus na h-amhaois uilig beo. Leigeadh amach iad. Bí cuig chead saighdiuir reidh ag an Righ fa na gcoinne. Fuair a Fear Ruadh claidheamh an amhaois agus chuaidh sé tharstú inar bheadh séideán gaoighe ann agus bhain sé na cinn de na cúig chead saighdiúir. Annsin chuaidh sé isteach go teach an Riogh agus bhain sé an cheann de’n Righ agus thug sé an ceann do Fhinn Mhic Chumail. D’fág siad slán ag an Domhan Thoir agus thug siad (siad) a n agaidh ar Éirinn. Shiubhal siad leobhtha go dtáinih siad fhad leis an áit a raibh beathach an Fir Ruaidh
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2020-04-08 10:29
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Nuair a tháinig an marcach fhad leobhtha. Thuirling sé d’á bheathach. D’fiafruigh sé do (na) Fionn cá raibh siad ag gabhail. D’innis sé do caidé mar bhí. D’fiafruig an marcach dó ar mhaith leis éisean a beith leis. Dubhairt Fionn gur mhaith. Tharraing an marcach amach a shláitin draoidheachta agus rinne sé carraig cloiche dó a bheathach fhéin agus, carraig cloiche eile do Tón Iarainn agus d’imthigh sé fhéin agus Fionn leobhtha ag coisidheacht. D’innis an marcach dó Fionn go raibh sisean in a mhac ag Righ na tíre thior. D’innis sé dó fosta gur b’é an tainm a bhí air san An Fear Ruadh. D’imthigh Fionn agus an Fear Ruadh leobhtha. Dubhairt an Fear Ruadh go raibh triobloid mhór riompa anois. D’imthigh siad leobhtha go dtainig siad fhad le gafta a bhí ag gabhail thart le eibhlis. Chaith an Fear Ruadh giota beag iarainn air agus stad sé.
Bhí siad ag siubhal leobhta ar feadh trí lá agus trí oidhche. Ins an deireadh tháinig siad ar amharc theach an Riogh. Nuair a bhí siad comhgarach de theach an Riogh tháinig teacht ó’n Righ ag siad nach dtiocfadh leobhtha an Ríogh a fheiceáil anocht. Chuir an teachtaire an bheirt aca isteach i dteach a raibh móran amhaois. An oidhche sin chuir Fionn ag síos teine le biadh a dheanamh reidh. Nuair a bhí Fionn ag obair leis an teine chonnaic an Fear Ruadh lámh ag teacht anuas ó’s cionn Fionn. Tharraing an Fear Ruadh a chlaidheamh agus ghearr sé an lámh. Bhí an Fear Ruadh ag caitheamh giota beaga iarain
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2020-04-08 10:28
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Bhí Fionn Mac Cumhail agus na Fianna ag cuir faobhtha i dTeamhair uair amhain. Cuaidh Fionn amach maidin amháin. Chuir sé a órdog in a bheal. Tháinig sé isteach arais. Dubhairt sé leis na Fianna go rabh triobloid mhóir riomhpa anois go cionn bliadhna. Chuaidh sé amach arais. Tháinig (sé isteach) bean mhór roimhe. Dubhairt an bhean leis go mairfeadh sí é mar bhfuighedh sé ceann Rí an Domhain Thoir dithe roimhe bliadhain ó. indiu. Tháinig sé isteach arais agus d’innis sé do na Fianna caidé mar bhí. Dubhairt na Fianna go gcaithfeadh Fionn a ghabhail ar shiubhal. Ní leigfeadh siad fear ar bith leis acht fear amháin. ‘Sé an tainm a bhí ar an fear sin. Tón Iariann gan Tapadh.
D’imthigh Fionn agus Tón Iarainn leobhtha. Ní raibh siad i bhfad ag siubhal go bhfaca siad marcach ag tarraingt ortha. Dubhairt Fionn go gcuirfeadh sé ceilbhear ar an mharcach.
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2020-04-08 10:28
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Nearby is a very historical place called Moneen where in 1932 there was unearthed the remains of an old skeleton which was sent to the museum in Dublin. The field where it was found is called "páirc an Chnuic" which in former years served as a graveyard for the people who had died in hospital in Rahard.
In the adjoining field lied "The Druids Altar" where mass was said in the Penal Days. It is said that the same kind of altar stone is not seen only in Carraig an Aifrinn.
In the end of the field is a haw-thorn bush where a priest hid when the enemy was pursuing him.
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the spot and then beautiful chanting is heard at dead of night and the field got the name of "Carraigín" by which it is known to this day.
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2020-04-08 10:27
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Chualaidh sí é ag rádh gur chuir sé féin bachlígai préade (riocar pór a bheith gann) i mbliadhain an droch shaoghail agus gur fhas scaith preatai ortha.
Chualaidh me an bhean ceadna (mo mhathair mhór) ag rádh go rabh [fh?] aici fear na bhfuair lá locht ar aon phreata dar cuireadh roimhe ar an tabla. Deireadh sé “ni cóir do’n duine droch [mh?] bheith aige ar an phréata”.
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2020-04-08 10:25
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again and asks her for dripping. She tells him he may get it. The old man comes and takes the servant and all the children whom he has already taken stand behind him.
The servant has to go with them.
Then the mother comes and asks him did he see any children.
He says "No". Then she tells him to open the windows.
He raises his arms and all the children roar and run out.
The mother runs to catch the servant and the children run to save her.
When she catches the servant the game is finished.
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2020-04-08 10:24
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the girls at the gate.
If one offers an orange and the other an apple and she accepts the apple she stands behind the girl who has offered it to her.
If she prefers the orange she stands behind the girl who hs offered her the orange.
The procession comes again to the "gate" and the same routine is followed but those at the gates change their offering every time.
When all the children passing through have made their choice tug of war takes place and the strongest side winds.
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2020-04-08 10:22
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Crows congregate and curlews pipe when storm is near.
Pigs are restless in windy weather.
There are a lot of old sayings about the weather such as
"A wet and windy May
Fills the bran with corn and hay".
"An ounce or March dust is worth a king's ransom".
"March borrows three days from April to skin the old cow".
"A fine September makes a long summer".
"A wet October makes the potatoes rot".
"A frosty November is bad for the turnips".
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2020-04-08 10:18
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Docks, thistle and ragweeds are perhaps the most common and at the same time the most injurous to the land and yet in the former days the land without them was considered no good.
In olden times the seeds of the dock was a cure for broken wind in horses. Colad Meann Fairy Flax moss and rushes are much found in poor land. While none of them are good all help to impoverish the land.
Water cress and wild sage were much used for liver diseases and indigestion. The cop dubh is a plant at one time
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2020-04-08 10:18
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There are no traditions connected with any herb or plant explaining why its flower has a certain colour or why its root is shaped as it is. It is not known to the present generation.
Thistles can be cut up fine and mixed with meal for food for store pigs. Nettles are used for food for young turkeys.
The roots of banakeen are used for the use of poisoning fish in rivers.
Herbs were used extensively by people in former times before the cures of the present time were known. The seeds of dock roots were used as a cure for a cough in horses.
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2020-04-08 10:17
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a pain in the stomach. It is boiled with milk and it is then drank with more milk and sugar.
Water-cress.
Water-cress is taken to purify the blood.
Nettles
Nettles are boiled and the juice is called nettle tea. It is a great cure for measles when drank.
Foxglove.
Foxglove is used as a heart stimulant when a drink is made from it.
Burdock
Burdock is used for coughs when drank.
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2020-04-08 10:13
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Nettles
Nettles are used for rheumatism
Ragworth.
Ragworth is used for infl-uenza
Dandelions
Dandelions are used as a cure for indigestion.
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2020-04-08 10:11
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Articles are placed in houses in honour of some saints.
Crosses
St. Patrick's cross and St Brigid's cross are made. The cross is a foot long. It is made of green rushes. It is made by the man or wom
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2020-04-08 10:10
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n of the house. The children pull the green rushes. The cross is made in the beginning of the year or in the month of May. It is put hanging on the wall. It is left there until the year is out. Then it is taken down and burned and a new one is put in its place.
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2020-04-08 10:08
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The thread is bought in the shops. There are no spinning wheels around Ennis.
Children wear green frocks on Saint Patrick's Day. Many people in mourning wear black. Those who do not wear black clothes war a little triangle of black crepe on their left sleeves. They used wear a band around the sleeve before.
Angela Broderick
From John Madigan
Military Barracks
Ennis
(about 58 years old)
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2020-04-08 10:08
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Holly is put up in the houses at Christmas. it is got in a wood. The red berries are left on it. It is put in rows from one corner of the house to the other. It is also put
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2020-04-08 10:05
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Tailors never cut cloth on a Monday.
A tailor uses a needle, a scissors, a timble, an inch tape, an iron, and a machine. A tailor's goose is a board which he uses for pressing.
Very little shirts are made in the homes at the present day but those that are made are of flannelette, and cotton shirting. Long ago shirts and sheets were made of linen which was spun in the home from flax. A few people have some of those sheets yet.
People knit socks and stockings at home.
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2020-04-08 10:05
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over the door, and over the fire, and it is put round the pictures on the wall. It is left up until the twelve days of Christmas are out. It is put up in honour of the coming of Our Lord on this earth.
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2020-04-08 10:03
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"fort", He planted some cabbage plants and other vegetables in it. He used to look at them daily. This day when he came to look at them he found them all broken and scattered around the fort. He never interfered with the fort again.
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2020-04-08 10:01
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There are many harmful weeds growing on the land. The following are some of them - fuarán, dock leaves, nettles, rushes, chicken weed, red weed, black jacks, mountain sedge, Dandelion, flaggers, buach
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2020-04-08 10:00
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Clothes Made Locally
There are eight tailors in this district. They are Mr. Browne, Mr. Greene, Mr. Moore, Mr. Kenny, Mr. O' Connell, Mr. Moroney, Mr. Stack, and Mr. Guiton. They all work for themselves and they have shops of their own. They never travel from house to house.
Mr. Kenny stocks cloth but the others order it from the mills when needed no cloth is spun locally now. All the Ennis shops stock "Blarney" tweeds. Tweeds and worsteds are the materials used in men's suitings and overcoats.
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2020-04-08 10:00
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It is situated in the big park which is in the townland of Ardcondra. It is of a circular shape with a little bank around it. Tall beech trees grow up through the banks. Many lights have been seen around "Lios Grehan" late at night. There is a story connected with this "fort".
The owner of "Lios Grehan once ploughed the
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2020-04-08 09:59
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accidently meets a man on the road who is driving a white horse and asks him for a cure for the whooping - cough, whatever the man tells him is supposed to be a cure.
A child having whooping - cough, who is passed three times between a donkey's legs, is said to be cured. "Whooping - cough" is also known as "chin - cough".
Some people have remedies to cure certain ailments by means of herbs. There are two people in this district who cure jaundice. Their names and addresses are Andrew
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2020-04-08 09:57
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ghbourhood was once going to a fair. He had a comrade with him. They were bringing cattle to the fair. They separated from each other to get all the cttlel together. They lost each other and the other man had to go alone to the fair. The man was put on horse back. He did not know where he was until he came to Dunamese outside Boyle. He was brought back to the same place again. A fairy was supposed to have brought him away.
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2020-04-08 09:56
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cairde b'fachtas dom go mba é an rud ba luigha ba chora dom,mo bhuidheachas agus mo bheannacht a bhronnadh orra agus a ndeagh -chliú a chur faoin bpobal.
Chonaic mé a bhfacha mé agus shuibhal mé ar shuibhal mé agus ní fhaca mé le molinn aon dream níos sribhailcighe ná an droim atá luadhthe agam thíos agus an t-aos leighinn le na gcois. Maidir leis an iarrachtlag seo atá déanta agam-sa níl aon acht sgáil i mbruigéal i gcomórtas leis an méid atá dlíghte acu. Ní reaim-se amháin atá módh agus onóir dlighte acu seo acht ón tír ar fad a bhfuisiad ag obair go dian ar a son.
Ó thóig mé an claidheamh ar son saothrú na Gaedhilge dhearc m go grinn isteach i gcríodhe cháic;
Chonaic mé chugam constaic faoi mo choinne. Adubhairt liom "Bhí ag imeacht agus leigint don gháir
Is iomda sin taisidhe tháinig romham ar an mbéarnaidh. Chuir mise i dtreasgairt agus go minic a sáinn.
Ach le fuinneamh mo bruille bhain mé an t-iorballden conairt.
Agus sgiolt mé an dris chasain tré na gceartcláir.
Choinneochaidh mé an uaisle a tháinig anuas liom Ó rí is ó naomh is ó sinnsir anall. Searbh deirim gan tuilleamaide guradh é dualgas gach duinea oighreacht a coinnéal nó tuiteam ar a sgath
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2020-04-08 09:53
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This "fort" is in the townland of Ardcarne. It is situated in Mr. Leyland's field. It is circular in shape. There is a fence of earth around it. There are a few trees growing on the fence. There are stories connected with it. Here is one.
A man in the nei
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2020-04-08 09:51
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2020-04-08 09:51
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this "fort" is in the townland of Ardcarne. The owner of the land is Mr Kerigan, Ardcarne, Cootehall, Boyle. There are three fences of earth around (eac) this "fort". There is a lot of bushes growing in it. There is a treasure supposed to be hidden in it. There is a story connected with this "fort".
There is a black cat supposed to be minding the treasure. He was seen some time ago but I do not know the person who saw him because he is dead.
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2020-04-08 09:47
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still living.
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2020-04-08 09:47
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he would be left to mind the treasure and she would be free.
2. A man named Mr. Mahar cut some grass in the "fort". While he was mowing he got a stroke on the lip. He thought it was something like a briar. When he looked around he could not see what hit him. He could do no more and he went home. He had to get a cure for the lip. He did not cut any more grass in the fort after that.
Lights were seen in this fort by Mrs. Dair, Ardcarne, Cootehall, Boyle. Co. Roscommon. She is
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 09:40
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Thrush is generally known as "foul - mouth" A person who never saw his father has the power to cure "foul - mouth". "Foul - mouth usually exists among infants. The person who has the cure, breathe into the person's mouth who is afflicted with this ailment to cure it.
"Ferret's leavings" drank by a person having whooping - cough, is said to cure this person. "Ferret's leaving" is generally milk which he leaves after him when he is drinking. The fumes of burning - tar inhaled by a person who has whooping - cough cures that person. If a person
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 09:39
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This fort is in the townland of Clooneybrine. It is circular in shape. There is a fence of earth around it. There are two stories connected with this fort. Some years ago a man in this district went to view his stock. As he was passing by the "fort" he heard a noise. Then a red-haired woman appeared to him. She was combing her hair. She asked him could he take the comb. He said that he would not take it. So he went his way. If he took the comb from the woman
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 09:23
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Long ago doctors were not as numerous as they are now-a-days and the old people used many remedies of their own to cure ailments.
There are many cures to ease a person from toothache. Some of them are, to pack the cavity in the ailing tooth with tobacco or snuff, to smoke a pipe or cigarette until it would sicken the person with the toothache, or to put baking soda into the ailing tooth. Those remedies still exist as well as in former times.
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2020-04-08 09:20
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He examined it and found it was himself.
Some people are buried in a distant graveyard because their relatives were buried there.
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2020-04-08 09:17
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There was (or is) no particular place in this parish for burying unbaptised children.
There was once a man named Teigeen O'Kane who used to be out "rambling" very late at night. One night he met a crowd of fairies carrying a corpse. They asked him to help them carry it. He said he would. So he put it up on his back. The corpse stuck to his back. The fairies told him that he would have to bury the corpse before morning. He went to every graveyard in the parish but he was allowed to bury the dead man in either of them. When the cock crew he was able to take the corpse off his back.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 09:01
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hey bring some water from it. There is a cure in this water. If a person had a sore leg and rub some of this water on it the leg would be cured.
ball sinsearach (stair)
2020-04-08 09:00
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Clay and stones are brought from Knock and other holy places.
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2020-04-08 09:00
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An Altar is set up in the month of May in some houses. Flowers and holy pictures are put in it. It is put up in honour of the Blessed Vergin.
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2020-04-08 08:59
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There is a place in Sligo called Killerry
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2020-04-08 08:58
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It is a graveyard. There is a priest buried there. People go for cures to his grave. They bring the clay from it. People going for cures must be in the graveyard at sunrise and they have to be back again at home before sunset. If they do not do this they will not have the cure. There are small stones at the grave. A number of prayers have to be said at each stone. The prayers must be said as quickly as the person can say them. If they do not say them quickly they will be hunted. When they have the prayers said
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2020-04-08 08:54
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they must take a handful of clay. They have to put it in a small purse. They must be careful that they lose no grain of the clay. They have to leave the grave yard as quickly as they can or else they kill not be let bring the clay.
There was a man named Pat Beirne living in Geevagh. His wife had a pain in her leg. Pat went to Killerry graveyard to get a cure from the priest's grave. He got to the grave before sunrise. he prayed at each of the s
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2020-04-08 08:50
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-ones. When he had all the prayers said hh got the clay. He went as quickly as he could. When he was going out the gate he heard a step after him. He ran and he was at home before sunset. His wife slept on the clay that night and she was cured.
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2020-04-08 08:48
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When Mc Bredy [?] sent over the Tans.
The bed of Tim Bull was the mountain
with a Lee-Enfield rifle in hand/
Chorus
May God rest the Bulls and young Timon
who are taking their last silent sleep
In a churchyard in view of their homesteads where sorrow is silent and deep.
II
We are all know very well through the struggle
The fourth battalion sent out fighting men
Who with Bull at the head of their column marched many a fire - swept glen.
He was honoured and loved by his soldiers
though he looked for no fame or renown
But he halted to rest one spring's morning.
Till the treacherous foe tracked him down
Chorus. (as above).
III
The States held five good positions namely
Dowra and Riverstown
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2020-04-08 01:14
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No one knows his name for it was seldom he chatted or sat down in houses and when given bread or meat he wrapped it up in clean paper and prayed fervently for the giver.
Mary Cooney was a poor old woman who used to travel round this parish about forty years ago. She was well known and people were always kind to her. She wore a red handkerchief tied three corner ways on her head. She carried two bags with her- one for potatoes and the other for yellow meal.
When she went into a house she presented her snuff box to the family and prayed for all the souls that had left the house. Mary was a native of Killenaule and was a weekly visitor to many of the farmer's houses around the Horse & Jockey, Ballymoreen and Parkstown.
Dominic Maher, Instulla
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2020-04-08 01:06
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About forty years ago, an old traveller known as "Forty Bags" frequented this parish of Moycarkey. He was called "Forty Bags" because he always carried a great pack on his back. He was very strange in his habits.He never slept in or near a house, only at the side of a ditch about a field or so off the road. In this pack on his back he carried blankets in which he slept, and was was noted for his cleanliness and rosy skinned face.
When he required food he went into a farmhouse, and in his own little saucepan he boiled spring water and made tea or warmed milk and then out of his own mug which he thoroughly washed, he drank the tea or milk. Farmers were very good to him for he had the reputation of being a saintly old man.
On Sundays he spent from early morning till about 12 o 'clock in the church and people were edified by his devotion.
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2020-04-08 01:01
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ith a pair of black eyes jumping in his head and two long horns. The life nearly left poor Peter, he flung the cards from him and started running like a deer. He banged a gate into the black fellow's face and when he got on a bit further he looked back and saw that he had a long tail with a nail in the end of it. Nothing could convince him that it was not old Nicky himself from down below.
As he came near home, his dog, a fine Irish terrier came meeting him. When the dog saw the pursuer he ran for him. Peter heard a scuffle, but was too excited to wait.
Next morning when he got up the dog was stretched out
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2020-04-08 00:59
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About fifty or sixty years ago a man named Conlon from Culticonnor was trudging home from a game of cards in a neighbouring house. As he was about to cross a "seoch" into his own land a table was placed before him and the finest pack of cards he ever laid an eye on, cut and dealt. He played away and all he could see was a black hand being thrust up from behind the table. The cold sweat was breaking out on him but he was winning. One time as he was about to rob with the Ace of Clubs and the card fell.
He stooped to pick it up but what did he see under the table but a big black fellow w
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2020-04-08 00:53
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he or she is expected to take a few turns at the churn and to say "God bless the work," for it was the belief of some old people that they would carry the butter or prevent its making if they did not do this.
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2020-04-08 00:52
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An old Story
Long ago there lived a very old lady who had a great far for good cats. So she ordered her work-man to go to a certain villiage and go to a house and ask the boss of the house if she would sell her best cat for fiteen pounds. So he set off with his basket for the cat laughing as he went. When he reached the villiage he went into the house and asked the if she would do as the lady desired. "To be sure I will" she said with a smile in her face. So he started for home with the cat. But alas the cat jumped out of the basket and ran off through the fields with the man after him but the man lost sight of the cat. Two men went shooting and so they shot the cat fiteen pound cat. The two men sat
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2020-04-08 00:51
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I have a barrel churn at home. It is about three and a half feet long, and it is the same width at both ends. The end are about a foot and a half in diameter. It is a little wider at the middle. The sides are round. There is a little door in one side to put the cream it and to take out the butter, and a hole in the oppoiste side through which the buttermilk is drawn out. There is a hook-handle on each end, and those rest on a stand, and the whole churn is turned round by the hand. It is about thirty years. The butter is churned once a week in summer and winter. The churning takes about an hour. My mother does the churning but we help her sometimes. If a stranger came in when one is churning
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2020-04-08 00:46
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The churning takes about three quarters of an hour. When the glass at the end of the churn is clear it is a sign that the butter is made. Hot water is sometimes poured in while churning when the cream is thick and would not make. When the butter is made the buttermilk is taken out. Then the butter is taken out with two butter-spades and it is put into a kellar. Clean water is put into it to wash the buttermilk out of it. It is then made into rolls for the market.
Buttermilk is used for making cakes and for drinking.
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2020-04-08 00:43
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The churn we have at home is about three and a half feet long and the ends are about two and a half feet in diameter. It is about twenty years old. The various parts are the beaters, and handle. There is a round piece of glass on one end of it to see when the butter is made. Butter is made once each week in Winter and Summer. My mother and father do the churning every week.
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2020-04-08 00:42
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"Oh" what will I do?" said the woman.
"Peg down a good fire" said the tailor "and we'll burn him out."
This was done and the woman and the tailor got hold of the baby (who was none other than a dwarf) and held him over the fire. The dwarf began to roar. He told the people to look over at the cradle and there was the baby. When they looked back the dwarf was gone.
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2020-04-08 00:40
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