Thomas's Story

Food

Boxty, colcannon, mash potatoes, milk butter.

Holy Wells

Kilgeever

Transport

Walking, pony, trap

Customs

House dances, wakes, music

Weather

The big wind 6th January 1839

Poem

When mother says do this of that don’t say for what or why
But let her hear your gentle voice say mother dear I’ll try

Dances

Set step dancing Sean nos

Place Names

Killsallagh, Fallduff

Landlords

Lord Sligo, Lord Lucan, Lord Palmer

Instruments

Pipes, flute, tin whistle, harp, violin

Games

Car playing, rounders’ football, hurling, conkers, handball

Work

Ploughing, sowing potatoes and vegetables

Money

Pounds, shillings, pence, half crowns, sovereigns

Short Story

In 1947 there was a big fall of snow. In the village I came from there were houses that were built on a valley when the people awoke in the morning they though it was still night because it was so dark they went back to bed but after a few hours it was still dark it was then that they realised that it has snowed so heavily during the night that the snow was up to the roof of the house and they had to dig themselves out. The snow lasted 3 months.

Writer: Thomas McKiernan

Teller: Thomas’s Granny and Grandad

The original hand written story is available below

Downloads

Thomas_McKiernan.pdf
Thomas_McKiernan.pdf (7959k)

This page was added by Brige Woodward on 26/05/2012.

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