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  1. St. Martin's Day

    CBÉ 0675

    Questionnaire

    10 Samhain 1972

  2. Caoine na Maighdine os Cionn a hAon Mhic

    CBÉ 0096

    Lore

    7 Nollaig 1949

  3. (no title)

    A Sheáin, a chara, Seo aríst leat é, mar a deirach na seandaoine.

    CBÉ 1042

    Correspondence

    13 Feabhra 1947

  4. Bean na bPúcaí

    CBÉ 0201

    Lore

    26 Márta 1946

    Máire Pheats Mhicí Ní Chatháin

  5. (no title)

    A Chara, Enclosed notebook has been on my hands since April 1946.

    CBÉ 1011

    Correspondence

    24 Deireadh Fómhair 1946

  6. (no title)

    The best man that ever stood this part of the country was Barnán (Bernard).

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    1946

    Patrick Leahy

  7. (no title)

    Life is a strange thing. The birth and death of a human being is governed by the tides and the sun.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Iúil 1946

    Seumas Ó Riardon

  8. (no title)

    When the turnip sower was first used in this part of the country, it was a man was set to pull it.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Iúil 1946

    Jerome Crowley

  9. (no title)

    There was a man and his wife lived over there in the "Ballimanach", They were constantly rowing.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Iúil 1946

    Jerome Crowley

  10. (no title)

    Mind you, down through the generations it was very, very hard to get old people to change...

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Iúil 1946

    Jerome Crowley

  11. (no title)

    Old people belived that a person dying away from their old home....

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Iúil 1946

    Seumas Ó Riardon

  12. (no title)

    This place is only like every place around, the people have changed.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Meán Fómhair 1946

    James O'Mahony

  13. (no title)

    There were some queer people lived long ago.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Iúil 1946

    Jerome Crowley

  14. (no title)

    Times have changed since I was a boy.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Meán Fómhair 1946

    Sean McCarthy

  15. (no title)

    The ould people would live and die talking about the good men of their own time, and the way they would describe the men.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Meán Fómhair 1946

    Micheal O'Driscoll

  16. (no title)

    There was an ould man lived around here long ago.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Iúil 1946

    Sean McCarthy

  17. (no title)

    I remember myself to see two men pulling a harrow, covering oats.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Iúil 1946

    Jerome Crowley

  18. (no title)

    There is no man six feet tall. Every man is some bit under or over six feet.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Meán Fómhair 1946

    Tim Crowley

  19. (no title)

    People long 'go had curious ways for talking about others.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Meán Fómhair 1946

    Tim Coughlan

  20. (no title)

    We heard, over and over, that an 'only' daughter was never lucky in the matter of marriage.

    CBÉ 1011

    Lore

    Meán Fómhair 1946

    Mrs P. Crowley