Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Anabla (school) (Anablaha, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Ó Súilleabháin.

Original reference: 0454/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Tuairín na Pléisiúr (p. 001)
  2. Toremore Fort (p. 002)
  3. Gallán Stones (p. 003)
  4. Signs of Good and Bad Weather (p. 004-005)
  5. Tomhaiseanna (p. 006-008)
  6. Tomhaiseanna Gaeilge (p. 008-010)
  7. Fort (p. 011)
  8. Local Custom - Basket-Making (p. 012-013)
  9. Candle-Making (p. 014)
  10. Cros Cuimhneacháin i gCill Chuimín (p. 015-016)
  11. Matchmaking (p. 016-017)
  12. Old Cures (p. 017-018)
  13. Shrove and Skelligs (p. 019)
  14. Homemade Toys (p. 019-020)
  15. Travelling Folk (p. 021)
  16. Famine (p. 022)
  17. Games We Play (p. 023)
  18. Townland in which I Live (p. 024)
  19. Potato Crop (p. 024-025)
  20. Proverbs (p. 026)
  21. Local Roads (p. 026-027)
  22. Festival Customs (p. 027-028)
  23. Farm Animals (p. 029-030)
  24. Care of the Feet (p. 031)
  25. Local Forge (p. 032-033)
  26. Clothes Made Locally (p. 033-034)
  27. Local Patron Saint (p. 034)
  28. Local Fairs (p. 035-036)
  29. Landlord (p. 036-037)
  30. Food in Olden Times (p. 037-038)
  31. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 038-039)
  32. Old Story (p. 039-040)
  33. Bread in Olden Times (p. 041)
  34. Buying and Selling (p. 041-042)
  35. Old Houses (p. 042-043)
  36. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 043-044)
  37. Reilig Cille Cuimín (p. 044-045)
  38. The Leipreachán and the Mermaid (p. 046)
  39. Religious Stories (p. 047)
  40. Strange Animals (p. 048-049)
  41. Funny Story (p. 050-051)
  42. Old Graveyards (p. 052)
  43. Swift Runners (p. 053)
  44. Famous Jumpers (p. 054)
  45. Great Mowers (p. 055)
  46. Tomhaiseanna (p. 056-057)
  47. House Burnings (p. 058)
  48. Great Flu (p. 059)
  49. Heavy Snowfalls (p. 060-061)
  50. Great Flu (p. 062)
  51. Old Schools (p. 063)
  52. Fishing (p. 064-065)
  53. Spinning and Weaving (p. 066-067)
  54. Wild Birds (p. 068-069)
  55. Why the Robin has a red Breast People say that at first the robin's breast was not red and that this is how it got red. (p. 070-071)
  56. Snaring of Hares and Rabbits (p. 072)
  57. Flight of the Holy Family (p. 073)
Origin information
Anablaha, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 454, p. 1a-73)
English  irish  
Treasure troves--Folklore
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Fishing   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0454/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kerry 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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