1938

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The Old Mills

The Old MillsKiltartan N.S.The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0047, Page 0111National Folklore Collection, UCD. c.1938The Gort river which goes underground at “Poll Tuaithbheall” in Castletown worked four mills in and around Gort, one at Cannahown (1/2 mile to the South of the town, now derelict, one in Gort (Hynes’s, still working) one at Kinineha 1/2 mile … Continue reading

Lore of olden days – 1937/38

Collected by Kathleen Fallon,Clochar na Trocaire, Kinvara from Patrick Fallon, Carpenter, aged 57 There is not a district in Ireland that has not certain days and dates for different things. On Friday people who wash clothes are supposed to be unlucky for the rest of the day. Friday is cross day round the district of … Continue reading

The Horseman – Ballinderreen 1938

From Duchas.ie Collected 1937/1938 Ballinderreen, Co. Galway. Teacher: Treasa Bean Uí Bheirn Collected by Rose Niland from Martin Kelly, Tyrone, Co. Galway About fifty years ago a horse-man used to pass the Ballinderreen road towards Kilcolgan every night. A certain woman used to look out after it so she lost the sight of one of … Continue reading

Cloonasee – 1938

From Margaret Kavanagh aged 10 There was a man in our village Cloonasee once and he was blind. One day a woman came in and said that she would cure him if he gave her a bundle of straw: he said he would. She took a cup off the dresser and went out and began … Continue reading

The Local Forge – 1938

Collected by Kathleen Fallon from Patrick Fallon, Kinvara 17th May, 1938 There is not a town or a village in Ireland that has not a forge. Forges are not as numerous now as they were long ago. Hardly any person uses a horse now except country people. Long ago horses were used for every kind … Continue reading

Churning – 1938

Collected by Kathleen Fallon, Kinvara from Mrs Fahy Kinvara 10th of May, 1938 There is scarcely a country house that has not a churn in it. Some of the churns are small and some of them are tall. The tall churns are very wide at the bottom and they get narrower as they go up. … Continue reading

Doorus – 1938

Connacht Tribune 23rd July, 1938 p.5 As will be seen from our advertising columns, Doorus annual sports will be held in Traught on Sunday, July 31. The committee have secured the services of the Athenry Pipers’ Bank. As this is the Band’s first visit to South Galway they are sure of a hearty cead mile … Continue reading

Galway Harbour reef – 1938

Catholic Press,  13 January 1938, page 25 It is well-known that Galway Harbour would be one of the finest in the world but for a reef that prevented large ships from entering. Several catastrophes have been connected with this barrier. The historic rock is now being smashed to smithereens by an 18 ton torpedo-type battering … Continue reading

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