GOOGLE MAP WITH SITES FROM AROUND CLOGHARINKA

   




























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LOCAL FOLKLORE, HISTORY, CUSTOMS AND BELIEFS FRO OUR AREA



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Banshee – Bobbins and Combs. – told by Jamie Kennedy.

Do not pick up a bobbin or a comb, because it might just be the Banshee’s. If you should pick up a comb or a bobbin the Banshee could haunt you.

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Mass Bush by Liam Donegan and Fionn Butler

The mass bush is a secret place they used to say mass when it was against the law. One day the English soldiers found the people having mass. A old man changed his clothes with the priest so the actual priest would not be arrested and they could continue to have mass. The man was arrested and killed as the British thought that if there was no priest there would be no mass. 

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Carbury Castle by Aoife and Rhianne

Carbury castle is dominated by the ruins of the great tudor mansion set atop carbury hill, which was

Also known as the fairy hill.


It was acquired by the Berminghams in the 14th century. In 1988 it was granted to the Colley family. They join in Carbury Castle, Carrick Castle,  grange castle and dunfierth church


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Crazy Cures by Caoimhe Brereton and Stella Walsh

When Stella’s dad was young he had a cure I’m not quite sure what it cures but, this cure defiantly works.  Stella’s dad use to pick the nettles for the soup.  If you think this will work then try it for yourself and if it doesn’t work you never read this.  I am going to write something very rude… Piss in the bed is a flower that you find and if you pick one it is said that you will piss in the bed that night.  It is also a cure to help you go to the toilet, this is no laughing matter.


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Croppies Grave by Sadie Cullinan and Cillian Kelly

According to the Meath Field Names project, (http://www.meathfieldnames.com/index.php/discoveries-of-note/17-unusual-words-and-language) there are about 13 references to Hedge Schools in the data that they collected. A hedge school was a school that would have to move if there were soldiers about.  Lessons were in the middle of nowhere, like in a woods, and old house or even a hedge. Many Wexford men died on an expedition to Kildare. Most of them  were buried where they fell; some were only covered in shallow graves by local people.

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Ghostly Golf travels by Sadie Cullinan and Stella Walsh

Stella’s granny owns a golf course and one day she told her a story.  The story went like this, there were four people coming home from a game of golf.  They were coming towards an old gate but, to their surprise they saw a strange ghost like figure crossing the road quickly.  Sadie’s great aunt was driving on the road by that same gate and claimed she saw a strange ghost like figure which made her swerve on the road but she was ok. Do you believe this was a ghost they all saw, was it a figure of their imagination and was it a co-incidence they all saw the exact same thing??????????

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Good luck Bad Luck by Jamie Casey and Brian Hoey


Bad Luck

Never put up a umbrella in side

Never put new shoes on the table


1 magpie is bad luck


Never walk under a ladder


Number 13 is bad luck


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Balinderry house by  Bronagh and Sarah

Balinderry house is located in Moyvalley, County Kildare. Balinderry house is built in the middle of a stud farm. It is an abandoned mansion.

Under the house is a tunnel which was used for quick escape at war times.  People who lived in the house used the tunnel to escape bombs or army troops.

Molly and the fairies

Beside Balinderry house there is a huge field and a girl called Molly used to always play in the field. One day while she was climbing over the fence she spotted a fairy. She got such a fright that she ran home and never returned to the field alone

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Sacred heart picture –By Amy Mc Donagh

This is my sacred heart picture. We put up pictures of people in my family who have passed before us to remember them. We always keep the light on because we say God is watching over us when we keep it on.

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The Bottle  by Caoimhe Brereton and John Killeen

I brought a bottle into school, and its’over 150 years old. Let me tell you the story. 150 years ago people that own the pub were not so nice to the poor people so they gave them a bottle that would not stand up. This was bad because if they held it for too long it would get warm and they did not like this. Also if they put it down it would spill.  They  decided to go to the side of the bank and stick it in the mud, and that way the drink would stay cold. That s’ the story of my bottle. My grandfather told me this.

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The  Ghost  Dog  by Eve Doran and Charlie Coyne

Eve’s dad told her that there was a ghost dog and every country it goes to, its eye turn different colours.

The black dog is essentially a nocturnal apparition, often said to be associated with the devil or hellhound. He is seen in many places in Ireland and in Co. Kildare and normally has firey eyes and a firey tail.

It is found in many countries including Germany, England , Scotland  Ireland and America.

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The fairy tree by Conor Quinn and John Mooney

Is a tree out on its own in the middle of a field with no leaves some people call them witches trees but my nanny told me to call them fairy trees.  If you cut one down you have bad luck or some people say you will die that at some time in the night the fairies will come kill you and take your house.  Conor has seen one in his granny’s house and she won’t cut it down in fear of the fairies.

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Mass Bush

They are very important and rare . And are very hard to find.  They are hidden in places where the British could not find them they where always beside into them so the a river so they could jump into the river to lose there smell in case the British had dogs to smell them .

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Fairy Rings by Megan Murrin and Ryan Hughes

A fairy ring is a rare thing to see.  It is a circle of mushrooms and legend has it that if you step inside of one, the fairy’s come out of the mushrooms and play a soft tune to put you to sleep.  So, stay away!   No one knows for sure how long your asleep for but it could be forever!


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The old man and the priest by jack Nugent & Ethan Busillet

One day everyone was having a secret mass. Everything was going fine until the old man saw the British army. So the old man exchanged clothes with the priest.  When the army got there the priest was in the old mans cloths and the old man was in the priests cloths. The army took the old man thinking he was the priest then killed the old man thinking he was the priest. Tanks to the old man they could still have mass.

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May Bush By Niall Walsh, Fíonn Noonan and James Mac Grath.


A may bush is a wishing tree, fairy tree or rag tree.

People put ribbons on the tree to ask blessings from saints.

If you go to a May  bush in May or June you will see colourful ribbons hanging on the tree.

If you visit the may bush in the summer the ribbons might have blown away.



                                                            



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What We Did:
During our time with Michael Fortune we looked at the www.osi.ie and The Downs Survey websites and we looked at the old maps of our parish, we found a Mass Bush, a croppies grave and many other things we never knew about.
We also collected photos from around our school and we made up our own map, marking all the historic sites. Using google maps.


You can also see photos of our field trip if you click here.

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