Johnstown (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Johnstown (C.) (school) (Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máiréad Ní Laochdha.

Original reference: 0869/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kilkenny schools

  1. Ghost Stories with regard to My District (p. 049-051)
  2. Raths of Donoughmore (p. 052-053)
  3. Travelling People (p. 054-055)
  4. Local Sayings with regards to the Weather (p. 057-058)
  5. Local Signs with regard to the Weather (p. 058-059)
  6. Local Signs with regard to the Weather (p. 060-061)
  7. Old Cures (p. 062-064)
  8. Old Cures (p. 065-066)
  9. Home Industries (p. 067-069)
  10. Prayers (p. 070-071)
  11. Prayers (p. 072-074)
  12. Donoughmore (p. 075-076)
  13. Names of Fields (p. 077-078)
  14. Donoughmore (p. 079-080)
  15. Names of Fields (p. 081-082)
  16. Ghost Stories (p. 083-085)
  17. Names of Fields (p. 085-086)
  18. Story (p. 087)
  19. Story (p. 088)
  20. Come all ye true bred Irishmen. I hope ye will attend. And likewise pay attention. (p. 088-089)
  21. Story (p. 090)
  22. Story (p. 091)
  23. Stories of the Locality (p. 091-094)
  24. Stories of the Locality (p. 095-100)
  25. Ballyspellan (p. 101-103)
  26. Warrenstown (p. 103-106)
  27. Song (p. 106-107)
  28. Prayer (p. 107-108)
  29. Grangefertagh (p. 109-110)
  30. Old Prayers (p. 110-111)
  31. Home Industries (p. 112-113)
  32. I pray to God to be my guide. And ever and ever I give my soul to God forever. (p. 114-116)
  33. Old Schools (p. 117-118)
  34. Names of Fields (p. 118-119)
  35. Storms (p. 120-122)
  36. Names of Fields (p. 123-124)
  37. Old Raths (p. 125-126)
  38. Ghost Stories (p. 127-128)
Origin information
Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 869, p. 47-128)
Folklore--Ireland--Kilkenny (County)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
School location
JohnstownBaile SheáinJohnstownErkeGalmoyKilkenny
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0869/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kilkenny 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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