Baile an Chaisleáin, PortLáirge

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Baile an Chaisleáin, PortLáirge (school) (Castletown, Co. Waterford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Gobnait Ní Dhuinnín.

Original reference: 0651/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : Waterford county schools

  1. Folklore - The Wreck of the Sea-Horse (p. 45-46)
  2. Games we Play (p. 47-49)
  3. Stories of Giants (p. 49-50)
  4. Local Heroes (p. 51-52)
  5. Old Story (p. 52-53)
  6. Local Cures (p. 54-55)
  7. Old Story (p. 56-57)
  8. Old Crafts (p. 58-59)
  9. Holy Wells (p. 60-61)
  10. Local Heroes (p. 61-63)
  11. Weather-Lore (p. 64)
  12. Weather-Lore (p. 65-66)
  13. Weather-Lore (p. 66-68)
  14. Riddles (p. 68-69)
  15. Riddles (p. 70-71)
  16. Local Riddles (p. 72)
  17. Old Schools (p. 73-74)
  18. Hidden Treasure (p. 74-76)
  19. Local Marriage Customs (p. 76-77)
  20. Local Marriage Customs (p. 78)
  21. Local Marriage Customs (p. 79-80)
  22. In the Penal Days (p. 81)
  23. In the Penal Times (p. 82-83)
  24. Local Place Names (p. 84-85)
  25. Local Place Names (p. 86)
  26. Local Place Names (p. 87-89)
Origin information
Castletown, Co. Waterford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 651, p. 44-89)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CastletownBaile an ChaisleáinCastletownDrumcannonMiddlethirdWaterford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0651/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: Waterford county 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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