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Local Belief and Customs - Bonfire Night

Abstract: Story collected by James Cashman, a student at West Waterford Branch I.N.T.O school (Coshmore and Coshbride, Co. Waterford) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0640/2/13

Loading...School West Waterford Branch I.N.T.O [Vol. 0640, Chapter 0002]

County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : Waterford County Schools

Cashman, James

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Local Belief and Customs - Bonfire Night [duchas:4378894]

Bonfire or Bone-Fire night. 24th June. Fire lit. Ashes sprinkled in each field. Cattle driven three times round fire. Jumping over it. Bone put into it. A weed called moguard was put into it. Then this was brought home and put into thatch.

Origin information
Coshmore and Coshbride, Co. Waterford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 39
Volume 0640
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher James Cashman.
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Feast of St John--Féile Sin Seáin
School location
Coshmore and CoshbrideCois Abha Móire agus Cois BhrídeWaterford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0640/2/13

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"Local Belief and Customs - Bonfire Night"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher James Cashman.
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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