your hand in a blacksmiths bosh is supposed to cure such things as warts
would never steal from a blacksmiths forge as they believed that some misfortune
would befall them. The reason given was that on their way to Bethlehem the
Blessed Virgin Mary wanted something to button her cloak with.
asked a tinker for a nail but he had no time to get one, he asked a
Shepherd for a thorn but he was too busy with his sheep, he asked a Blacksmith
and he obliged by making a brooch from a coin.
are left wandering because they made the nails that crucified the lord. The
Blacksmith refused to make them.
thanks to the following for information and photographs on the Blacksmith
Comerford Family, The Square, Castlecomer
Fogarty Family Castlecomer
Phelan Family, Maryville, Castlecomer
Ring Family, ClashduffWallace Family, Crutt