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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Conahy (school) (Connahy, Co. Kilkenny), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Ciarán Ó Riagáin.

Original reference: 0865/8

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kilkenny schools

  1. Parish of Conahy (p. 359-360)
  2. Old-Time Cures, Herbs etc. (p. 361-374)
  3. Local Place Names etc. (p. 375-384)
  4. Local History of Townlands (p. 385-398)
  5. Hidden Treasures - Lough Foughse Treasure (p. 399)
  6. Hidden Treasures - Foulkarath Treasure (p. 399-400)
  7. Hidden Treasures - The Seven Downeys (p. 400-401)
  8. Hidden Treasures - Lough Foughse Treasure (p. 401)
  9. Hidden Treasures - Treasure under Kilmacar Castle (p. 402)
  10. Hidden Treasures - Treasure in Michael Healy's Field (p. 402)
  11. Hidden Treasures - Treasure near Castlecomer (p. 403)
  12. Hidden Treasures - Treasure in Brigid Healy's Field (p. 403-404)
  13. Hidden Treasures - Treasure in Sharavan (p. 404-405)
  14. Local Marriage Customs (p. 406-407)
  15. Travelling Folk (p. 408-410)
  16. Riddles (p. 411-415)
  17. Old Sayings (p. 416-418)
  18. Local Poets and Poetry - The Pattern of the Dinan (p. 419-422)
  19. Local Poets and Poetry - Kilkenny (p. 423)
  20. Local Poets and Poetry - Mountjoy Hotel (p. 424-426)
  21. Funny Stories (p. 428)
  22. Funny Stories (p. 428-429)
  23. Funny Stories (p. 429-430)
  24. Funny Stories (p. 430-431)
  25. Weather-Lore (p. 432)
  26. Old Crafts (p. 433-436)
  27. Games I Play (p. 437-441)
  28. Food in Olden Times (p. 442-443)
  29. Local Games and Exponents (p. 444)
  30. Old Churchyards (p. 445-446)
  31. Old Schools and Old Castles (p. 447)
  32. Weather-Lore (p. 448)
  33. Local Superstitions and Lore of Certain Days (p. 449-456)
  34. Old Stories - Fairy of the Limekiln (p. 457)
  35. Old Stories - Tobacco (p. 458)
  36. Old Stories - St Patrick and the Dinan (p. 459)
  37. Old Stories - Curse of the Dinan (p. 460-461)
  38. Old Stories - Gregory Burns (p. 461-462)
  39. Old Stories - MacMurrough Kavanagh (p. 463-464)
  40. Mass Rocks (p. 465-466)
Origin information
Connahy, Co. Kilkenny
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 865, p. 357-466)
Folklore--Ireland--Kilkenny (County)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0865/8

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kilkenny 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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