Colthurst, Ráth Cúil

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Colthurst, Ráth Cúil (school) (Rathcool, Co. Cork), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Ó Murchadha.

Original reference: 0360/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cork schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 003-004)
  2. Riddles (p. 005-015)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 016-018)
  4. Cures (p. 019-023)
  5. Great Champion of Dromtarriffe (p. 024)
  6. Famous Football Team (p. 025-026)
  7. Burning of Bolomore Wood (p. 027)
  8. Great Snow (p. 028)
  9. Treacherous River (p. 029)
  10. Thatching (p. 030)
  11. Local Place Names (p. 031-032)
  12. Butter-Making (p. 033)
  13. Match-Making (p. 034-035)
  14. Match-Making (p. 035-036)
  15. Thatching (p. 037)
  16. How to Make a Snare (p. 038)
  17. Homemade Toys (p. 039-040)
  18. Homemade Toys (p. 041)
  19. Prohus Quarry (p. 042)
  20. Fairy Fort (p. 043)
  21. Forts (p. 044-050)
  22. Lios an gCiapa (p. 051-052)
  23. Roads (p. 053-054)
  24. My Home District (p. 055)
  25. My Home District (p. 056-057)
  26. Holy Wells (p. 058-059)
  27. Herbs (p. 060)
  28. Herbs (p. 061)
  29. Herbs (p. 062)
  30. Herbs (p. 063)
  31. Cows (p. 064-065)
  32. Graveyards (p. 066-067)
  33. Rathcoole is so called because Fionnmacuil slept there one night when he was on pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne. (p. 068)
  34. Festival Customs (p. 069-071)
  35. A Collection of Prayers (p. 072)
  36. Proverbs (p. 073)
  37. Cloth Made Locally (p. 074)
  38. Food in Olden Times (p. 075)
  39. Local Fair and Markets (p. 076)
  40. Olden Houses (p. 077)
  41. Bread of Olden Times (p. 078)
  42. Old Story (p. 079-080)
  43. Old Proverbs (p. 081)
Origin information
Rathcool, Co. Cork
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 360, p. 1-81)
Folklore--Ireland--Cork (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
RathcoolRáth CúilRathcoolDromtarriffDuhallowCork
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0360/1

Suggested credit
"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.
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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