Convent of Mercy, Athlone

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Convent of Mercy, Athlone (school) (Athlone, Co. Westmeath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Sr Regis.

Original reference: 0749/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Old Stories (p. 003-007)
  2. Cow of Plenty (p. 008-011)
  3. Story (p. 012-013)
  4. Story (p. 014-015)
  5. Story (p. 016-017)
  6. Story (p. 018-020)
  7. Fairies (p. 021-023)
  8. Funny Story (p. 024-025)
  9. Story (p. 026-030)
  10. Story (p. 031-035)
  11. Story (p. 036-041)
  12. Local Cures (p. 042-045)
  13. Weather-Lore (p. 046-050)
  14. Riddles (p. 051-057)
  15. Marriage Customs (p. 058-061)
  16. Landlord (p. 062-068)
  17. Hedge-Schools (p. 069-073)
  18. Old Crafts (p. 074-079)
  19. Old Industries (p. 080-082)
  20. Games (p. 083-093)
  21. Local Song (p. 094-098)
  22. Old Graveyards (p. 099-101)
  23. Festival Customs (p. 102-108)
  24. Local Fairs (p. 109-110)
  25. Food (p. 111-113)
  26. Churning (p. 114-115)
  27. Amusements (p. 116-119)
  28. Local Ruins (p. 120-121)
  29. Care of the Feet (p. 122-124)
  30. Great Storms (p. 125-126)
  31. Holy Wells (p. 127-131)
  32. Ornamented Stones (p. 132-135)
  33. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 136-138)
  34. Local Patron Saint (p. 139-141)
  35. Local Heroes (p. 142-145)
  36. Animals (p. 146-148)
  37. My Home District (p. 149-153)
  38. Famine Times (p. 154-155)
  39. Local Happenings (p. 156-157)
  40. Historical Tradition (p. 158-161)
Origin information
Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 749, p. 1-161)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
local legends   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
School location
AthloneBaile Átha LuainAthloneSt. Mary'sBrawnyWestmeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0749/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Westmeath 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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