Another week of pick’n’mix type questions… Answers will be posted here on Friday, 19 June 2020.
- What saint is associated with Loughwell School?
- Moycullen was one of the earliest places in Connaught to be inhabited. According to folklore, what was the surname of the first people to settle here?
- One of the boundaries of Moycullen parish is at Quinn’s Bridge. Where is this bridge?
- In which Moycullen townland is Boithrín na gCreig?
- Funerals going to the church stopped at Bearna na gCorp, a location on the Oughterard road. In another part of the parish, funerals also stopped and men added a few stones to a heap, cloch le carn. Where was this?
- At funerals, a table was placed outside the door of the church and people left money on it. This money was then given to the priest. This custom was called ‘taking the …………..’, a tradition that continued until recent times.
- During the COVID 19 pandemic, the services of barbers and hairdressers are a big loss to us all! In folklore, it was considered unlucky to have your hair cut on which day of the week?
- Fr. Kenny was parish priest in Moycullen during the famine. In what townland did he live?
- Long ago, when people walked on mountains in remote areas, they carried bread in their pockets for fear of being struck by a severe unnatural hunger. What was this hunger called in Irish?
- Who is the Moycullen-born author of Maigh Cuilinn a Táisc agus a Tuairisc (1986), a book that is a rich resource of Moycullen heritage, folklore and placenames?
This page was added on 15/06/2020.