Scoil an Churnánaigh, Caisleán Nua Thiar

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Scoil an Churnánaigh, Caisleán Nua Thiar (school) (Newcastle, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Pr. Ó Fionnmhacháin.

Original reference: 0488/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 201-204)
  2. Local Cures (p. 205-208)
  3. Fair (p. 209-212)
  4. Funny Stories (p. 213-214)
  5. Funny Stories (p. 214-216)
  6. Funny Stories (p. 216-219)
  7. Funny Stories (p. 219-220)
  8. Funny Stories (p. 220-222)
  9. Funny Stories (p. 222-224)
  10. Funny Stories (p. 224-226)
  11. Funny Stories (p. 226-229)
  12. Holy Wells (p. 230-233)
  13. Holy Wells (p. 233-235)
  14. Marriage Customs (p. 236-237)
  15. Marriage Customs (p. 238-239)
  16. Strong Men (p. 240)
  17. Mowers (p. 241-245)
  18. Walkers (p. 245-246)
  19. Dancers (p. 246-248)
  20. Graveyards (p. 249-251)
  21. November's Eve (p. 252-254)
  22. Shrove Tuesday (p. 254-255)
  23. St Stephen's Day (p. 255-257)
  24. Feast Days (p. 258-260)
  25. Feast Days (p. 260-261)
  26. Place Names in the Locality (p. 262-271)
  27. Hidden Treasure (p. 272-274)
  28. Hidden Treasure (p. 274-277)
  29. Landlords (p. 278-280)
  30. Superstitions (p. 281-282)
  31. Fairy and Ghost Stories (p. 283-286)
  32. Fairy and Ghost Stories (p. 286-288)
  33. Fairy and Ghost Stories (p. 288-289)
  34. Fairy and Ghost Stories (p. 289-291)
  35. Fairy and Ghost Stories (p. 292-295)
  36. Old Tale (p. 296-300)
  37. Lights (p. 301-302)
  38. Biddy Early (p. 303-305)
  39. Care of the Feet (p. 306-307)
  40. St Ita of Killeedy (p. 308-310)
  41. Very Old Song (p. 311-312)
  42. Ghost Story (p. 313-314)
  43. Headless Coach (p. 315-316)
  44. Headless Coach (p. 317)
  45. Houses Long Ago (p. 318-321)
Origin information
Newcastle, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 488, p. 200-321)
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Early, Biddy, 1798-1874   linked data (naf)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
NewcastleAn Caisleán NuaNewcastleLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0488/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Limerick schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
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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