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Cortown

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cortown (school) (Cortown, Co. Meath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Peadar Mac Gabhann.

Original reference: 0701/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Meath schools

  1. Bag of Lies (p. 001-004)
  2. Once uopn a time a man was going home from playing cards. (p. 005)
  3. Maher's Field (p. 006)
  4. Cure (p. 007)
  5. Strong Man (p. 008-010)
  6. Cures (p. 011-012)
  7. In a townland called Clokeefy near Oldcastle there is a standing stone in a field. (p. 012-013)
  8. Strong Men (p. 013-014)
  9. Hidden Treasure (p. 015)
  10. Severe Weather (p. 016-018)
  11. Severe Weather Continued (p. 018-021)
  12. Local Happenings (p. 022-023)
  13. Local Heroes (p. 024-025)
  14. Local Heroes - Continued (p. 025-028)
  15. Old Crafts (p. 028-030)
  16. Old Story (p. 031-032)
  17. Names of Fields (p. 033-040)
  18. Old Houses (p. 040-041)
  19. Old Crafts - Continued (p. 042-043)
  20. Thatching (p. 043-044)
  21. Local Marriage Customs (p. 045-047)
  22. Leprechaun Story (p. 048)
  23. Fairy Story (p. 048-049)
  24. Food in Olden Times (p. 049-051)
  25. Fight (p. 052-053)
  26. Funny Story (p. 053-054)
  27. Bird-Lore (p. 055-057)
  28. Homemade Toys (p. 058-064)
  29. Lore of Certain Days (p. 064-065)
  30. Lore of Certain Days (p. 065)
  31. Lore of Certain Days (p. 065)
  32. Ned Kelly's field in Charlesfort got its name from a man of that name... (p. 066)
  33. Fire at Gubbstown Castle (p. 066-067)
  34. How I Play There Stands a Lady on the Mountain (p. 068)
  35. Fairy Story (p. 069-070)
  36. Fairy Story (p. 070-071)
  37. Care of the Feet (p. 072-075)
  38. Birds (p. 075-081)
  39. Cure (p. 081-082)
  40. Fairy Forts (p. 083)
  41. Standing Stone (p. 084)
  42. Another Story (p. 085)
  43. Famine (p. 086)
  44. In the parish of Newcastle, Mullagh, Kells there is a field called the Dan Clogher. (p. 086-087)
  45. Holy Wells (p. 088)
  46. Local Fairs (p. 089-090)
  47. Buying and Selling (p. 090-091)
Origin information
Cortown, Co. Meath
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 701, p. 1a-91)
Languages
English  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Meath
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Poverty--Ireland
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Dwellings--Folklore
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Food--Folklore
Birds--Folklore
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Animals--Folklore
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CortownAn Baile CorrCortownBalrathboyneKells UpperMeath
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5008963
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0701/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Meath schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:50089635>
Funding
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.

Rights & Usage Conditions

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