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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
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 701, p. 1a-91)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CortownAn Baile CorrCortownBalrathboyneKells UpperMeath
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 <>
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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