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Folklore: Is this an urban myth?

MGM·Lion 23 Sep 14 - 09:07 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Sep 14 - 03:20 PM
Thompson 23 Sep 14 - 05:27 PM
Jim Carroll 24 Sep 14 - 03:26 AM
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Subject: RE: Folklore: Is this an urban myth?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 09:07 AM

I had not noticed that that last, 'back·to·the·topic', post should have been

                               100!

But I consider it perhaps more 'meant' than merely adventitious.

Thanks & reverence to the Mudcat Gnome who was clearly watching over me!

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Is this an urban myth?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 03:20 PM

Leave a house by the same door- I have heard this one in the States, so it has migrated along with the Irish.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Is this an urban myth?
From: Thompson
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 05:27 PM

And yet a west Cork friend tells me that priceless archaeological remains are being daily ploughed under now because the EU's Single Farm Payment requires that old stones shouldn't be a hindrance to putting more and more land under the plough.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Is this an urban myth?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 03:26 AM

"priceless archaeological remains are being daily ploughed under"
Up to recent times, Irish fairy mythology could be described as the saviour of Irish archaeology.
Ireland is peppered with 'fairy forts', large prehistoric mounds which were claimed to be evidence of fairy dwellings, but which are in fact, prehistoric burial mounds - there are several within walking distance of our home.
If a farmer had one on his land, he would not disturb it, even if it was in the most inconvenient place on the farm
About thirty years ago a craze developed here for erecting small wind turbines to take advantage of the Atlantic gales - several homes had their own (till the wind blew them all down)
The Electricity board caught onto th craze and erected a very large, strange-looking one about half a mile from here - the locals referred to it as 'the egg beater'.
It never workd - it refused to move, or when it did, it went around the wrong way.
We were recording a local singer, Tom Lenihan, at the time, and when we asked about the generator, he shook his head and said, "They'll never get that yoke to work - they've gone and built it on a fairy fort"
Jim Carroll


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