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Abstract: Story collected by a student at Ballygoughlan school (Ballygoghlan, Co. Limerick) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0480/1/19

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County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Limerick Schools

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A Tradition [duchas:4911016]

Biddy Early was a woman who was well known here a long time ago. she used to visit every farmer's house in the parish.
One day, while in one of the houses, a neighbour came in. He asked for a "coal of fire". He did this three times. The third time Biddy Early took a coal in her hand, threw it into a butter-barrel; the cream turned into butter. Biddy saved the farmer's butter.

Origin information
Ballygoghlan, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 033
Volume 0480
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher P.J. Mc Carthy.
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
   linked data (naf)
Biddy early--Bidí Ní Mhochóirí
School location
BallygoghlanBaile Ó gCochláinBallygoghlanKilfergusShanidLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0480/1/19

Suggested credit
"A Tradition"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher P.J. Mc Carthy.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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