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Still Running the Still

Still in the shed, and a worm in the field The guards are out looking for the still But the word went …

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 …

1798 Thinking

“Thats 1798 thinking” ~ Longford phrase meaning its an old fashioned notion and idealist, unlike modern reality To think like we did, …

The Lady of Culray

She was a landlords daughter Her lover not so grand It was illegal to be a Catholic You could not own your …

Horsemen Awaited at Bunlahy

Background – Sean Mac Eoin told of a Tracey family related to him that had two brothers in the fight at Granard, …

The Turn Oot Remembered By Both Sides

Men of Eireann, forbidden oaths swearing Blood to shed for freedoms cause Bards songs sung of brave rebels from cart handles hung …

Let Death Not Sneak In Our Door

In the days gone by during the War On the family farm in old Lislea My mother but a child she was …

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