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

Original reference: 0721/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Local Place Names (p. 250)
  2. Words (p. 251-252)
  3. Old Stories - The Strap, the Mouse and the Bee (p. 253-258)
  4. Old Stories - A Changeling (p. 259-261)
  5. Words (p. 262-263)
  6. Implements (p. 264)
  7. Holy Wells and Places of Historical Interest (p. 265)
  8. Beliefs (p. 266-267)
  9. Black Dog (p. 268)
  10. Cures (p. 269)
  11. Customs (p. 270)
  12. Whit (p. 271)
  13. Games Played at Wakes - Hurry the Brogue (p. 272)
  14. Games Played at Wakes - Trunk of the Ship (p. 272-273)
  15. Cures (p. 274-275)
  16. Historical Tradition (p. 276-278)
  17. Priest-Hunting (p. 278-279)
  18. Story (p. 279-280)
  19. Fairies (p. 281)
  20. Signs of the Weather (p. 282-283)
  21. Candles (p. 284)
  22. Mats (p. 284-285)
  23. Baskets (p. 285-286)
  24. Threshing (p. 286-287)
Origin information
Ballycomoyle, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 721, p. 249-287)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0721/4

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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