Cill an Mhuilinn, Malla

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cill an Mhuilinn, Malla (school) (Killavullen, Co. Cork), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Donncha Magner.

Original reference: 0370/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cork schools

  1. Killavullen National School is situated in the townland of Ballymacmoy parish of Monanimy and barony of Fermoy. (p. 159-161)
  2. Bridge of Glenwillan (p. 162-166)
  3. Customs are going to sceilg, bonfire night, longest way round with corpses to the churchyards... (p. 166-167)
  4. Travelling poets - Eoghan Ruadh Ó Suilleabháin spent several seasons with the Nagles of this parish. (p. 167)
  5. Hedge-schools in the district were Monanimy and Ballincurrig. (p. 167)
  6. King James II spent a night in Carrigacunna Castle with Sir Richard Nagle on his way from Kinsale to Dublin in 1689. (p. 167)
  7. Gaelic words in use among the people are: lághach, óinseach, amadán, cábóg, scológ... (p. 168)
  8. Saint Branat's Well (p. 170-171)
  9. Bell of Killuragh (p. 171-172)
  10. Crann a hulla - The Sacred Tree of Clenor (p. 173-174)
  11. Nagle Family (p. 175-179)
  12. Sir Richard Nagle (p. 180)
  13. Pierce Nagle, a brother of Sir Richard was High Sheriff of Cork in 1668 and was the last Catholic to hold that office until after the Emancipation Act. (p. 180)
  14. Edmond Burke and His Connections with the Nagle Family and the Parish of Killavullen (p. 181)
  15. Edmund Spenser, the Poet and His Connections with the Nagle Family and the Parish of Killavullen (p. 182)
  16. Local Traditions Regarding Irish Poets (p. 184-185)
  17. Without title (p. 186)
  18. Herlihy is usually pronounced as... (p. 186)
  19. Richard O'Brien (aged 76) informs me that Peter O'Neill Crowley passed through Killavullen and by Monanimy Castle in this parish when on his way to kilclooney Wood near Mitchelstown where he was fatally shot. (p. 187)
  20. The Estates in this district were known as the Carrigacunna Estate, the Ballymacmoy Estate, the Ballygriffin Estate and the Estate of Monanimy. (p. 188-189)
  21. Charles Coleman, Killavullen gives me an account of Killavullen Mill which he got from people who worked in the Mill before it was finally closed down. (p. 190-192)
  22. Local Saint (p. 193-195)
  23. Local Schools (p. 196-197)
  24. Carrigacunna Castle, Killavullen (p. 198-201)
  25. Old Graveyard of Ballyduff (p. 202)
  26. Graveyard of Monanimy (p. 203-205)
  27. Ballygriffin (p. 206-207)
  28. Parish Priest's House at Killavullen (p. 208-211)
  29. Ballygriffin Cottage (p. 212)
  30. Ballymacmoy (p. 213-215)
  31. Site of Old Battle-Fields in the District (p. 216-217)
  32. Mass Rocks (p. 218-219)
  33. Fords (p. 220-221)
  34. Sites of Castles (p. 222-223)
  35. Sites of Monasteries (p. 224-226)
  36. Famine Period (p. 227)
  37. Principals of Killavullen Schools (p. 228)
  38. Jeremiah Curtin of Ballymacmoy, Killavullen (aged 79 years) informs me that great enmity existed between the people of Killavullen parish and their neighbours of Castletownroche in former years. (p. 229-230)
  39. Faction Fights (p. 231)
  40. Unofficial Place Names in Killavullen District (p. 232-235)
  41. The River Blackwater at Killavullen (p. 236-237)
  42. Old Beliefs and Sayings (p. 238-242)
  43. Nicknames, Personal and Family (p. 243-245)
  44. Associations of Killavullen District with the Wexford Rising of 1798 (p. 246)
  45. Why Cromwell spared the Nagles of this Parish in the Great Plantations (p. 247-248)
  46. Turf in this District (p. 249)
  47. The Banshee (p. 250-251)
  48. Local Industries (p. 252)
  49. An old bell was found after a storm in the townland of Killuragh in the farm now occupied by John Lucey. (p. 253)
  50. Now no longer used in district ¶ Piggin, Settle, Spinning Wheel, Grandfather Clock, Flail, Horse-power, Reaping... (p. 254)
  51. A white blackbird was seen by several people in Ballincurrig Wood about two years ago. (p. 254)
  52. In Monanimy graveyard is the foundations of an old Protestant Church, which was built on the site of an ancient monastery of the Knights Temples. (p. 254-255)
Origin information
Killavullen, Co. Cork
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Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 370, p. 158-255)
Folklore--Ireland--Cork (County)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Gangs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
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School location
KillavullenCill an MhuilinnKillavullenMonanimyFermoyCork
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Original reference: 0370/4

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"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cork 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.
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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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