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To Carry a Hen When Walking

“Is trom Cearc i bhfad.” Translation: “A hen is heavy over a long distance.” Meaning: Something apparently easy may become difficult over …

A Holy Book Proves No Shield

The death of Mahon, the King, who set a little too much faith in the Bible for protection! An old verse of …

Flickering Candles Foretell Death

A tradition of foretelling a death from North Longford… From the Irish Folklore Commission In days gone by a tradition old Of …

Whats in a Name

By Mac and O the rhyme does go An Irishman can be known Through this rhyme and a little time The truth …

The Old Tongue of the Fishermen

Its spoke no more on boggy field By peasants who live under roofs of thatch Who smoke piped tobacco and drink buttermilk …

Salmon of Knowledge

Tobar Segais by hazel trees nine Shed each a nut to the waters still And a salmon hungry there was swimming And …

No Horse Sense in Galway

The furore being kicked up over urban horses by supporters of Mike Cubbard a city council member rumbles on. Something of a …

Cutting the Yarrow

A Halloween Game – as detailed here on the Irish Folklore Commission – in North Longford was called “Cutting the Yarrow“ Eleven …

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