Ballyhahill (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballyhahill (C.) (school) (Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher H. Fitzgerald.

Original reference: 0482/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Ancient Customs (p. 166-167)
  2. Riddles (p. 168-174)
  3. Funny Stories (p. 175-176)
  4. Weather-Lore (p. 177-183)
  5. Local Heroes (p. 184-187)
  6. Local Happenings (p. 188-190)
  7. Severe Weather (p. 191-193)
  8. Old Schools (p. 194-197)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 197-199)
  10. Marriage Customs (p. 200-203)
  11. In Penal Times (p. 204-205)
  12. Local Place Names (p. 206-207)
  13. Bird-Lore (p. 208-209)
  14. Local Cures (p. 210-212)
  15. Homemade Toys (p. 213-214)
  16. Lore of Certain Days (p. 215-216)
  17. Travelling Folk (p. 217-219)
  18. Eye-Opener (p. 220)
  19. Fairy Forts (p. 221-222)
  20. Local Poets (p. 221-222)
  21. Famine Times (p. 223-225)
  22. Ganes I Play (p. 225-227)
  23. Local Roads (p. 227-228)
  24. My Home District (p. 229-230)
  25. Herbs (p. 231-232)
  26. Potato Crop (p. 233-235)
  27. Proverbs (p. 236-237)
  28. Festival Customs (p. 238-239)
  29. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 240-241)
  30. Churning (p. 242)
  31. Care of the Feet (p. 242-244)
  32. Local Forge (p. 244-245)
  33. Clothes Made Locally (p. 246-247)
  34. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 248-249)
  35. Local Patron Saint (p. 250-251)
  36. Local Fairs (p. 250-251)
  37. Landlord (p. 252-253)
  38. Food in Olden Times (p. 252-254)
  39. Hurling and Football (p. 254-255)
  40. Old Story (p. 256-259)
  41. Old Irish Tales (p. 260-261)
  42. Local Monuments (p. 262-264)
  43. Bread (p. 264-265)
  44. Buying and Selling (p. 266-267)
  45. Old Houses (p. 268-269)
  46. Giants and Warriors (p. 270-273)
  47. Leprechaun and Mermaid (p. 274-277)
  48. Local Ruins (p. 278-280)
  49. Religious Stories (p. 281-283)
  50. Old Graveyards (p. 284-285)
  51. Collection of Prayers (p. 286-288)
  52. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 289-290)
  53. Historical Tradition (p. 291)
  54. Strange Animals (p. 291-294)
  55. Hidden Treasure (p. 295-297)
Origin information
Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 482, p. 165-297)
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
School location
BallyhahillBaile Dhá ThuileBallyhahillKilmoylanShanidLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0482/3

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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