In the Owl Days

“It’s a long time ago now,” says Kirry; “Aw ay, chile – a long time ago, When I wasn’ much bigger till you are, An’ bein’ reared by me Gran’mother Crowe. Aw! a wunnerful wumman was Granny; I can see

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Lighting – 19th Century and Earlier

“With regard to lighting arrangements, an original natural lamp used here until quite recently was the “Tanrogan,” or large scallop, the hollow upper shell of which made a natural saucer in which a wick of rag or rush would lie

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Thie Ferrishyn – The Fairies’ House

This name was sometimes given to what was supposed to have been the first house built in a village, its oldest house, because the fairies were fondest of it and more given to ‘taking’ there than in any other building.

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