Kilmeague, Naas

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Kilmeague, Naas (school) (Kilmeage, Co. Kildare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bean Mhic Thomáis.

Original reference: 0775/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kildare schools

  1. Signs of Good Weather (p. 274)
  2. When the flags on the porch of Kilmeague Church... (p. 275)
  3. Signs of Bad Weather (p. 276)
  4. Superstitions (p. 277-278)
  5. Snow-Storm of 1933 (p. 279)
  6. My Home District (p. 280)
  7. Festival Customs (p. 281)
  8. Festival Customs - St Patrick's Day (p. 282)
  9. Festival Customs - Shrove Tuesday (p. 283)
  10. Festival Customs - Halloween (p. 284)
  11. Festival Customs - May Day (p. 285)
  12. Festival Customs - Christmas Eve (p. 285)
  13. Festival Customs - Christmas Day (p. 286)
  14. Festival Customs - Easter (p. 287)
  15. During the Famine people lived on yellow meal and turnips. (p. 288)
  16. Food in Olden Times (p. 289)
  17. Farm Stock (p. 290)
  18. Graveyards (p. 291)
  19. Old Irish Tales (p. 292)
  20. Local Fairs (p. 293-294)
  21. Local Patron Saint (p. 295)
  22. Holy Wells (p. 296)
  23. The couple used to walk across the fields... (p. 297)
  24. Marriage Customs (p. 298)
  25. The potatoes should be planted in the garden before St Patrick's day. (p. 299)
  26. Potato Crop (p. 300)
  27. Forge (p. 301)
  28. Old Schools (p. 302)
  29. Care of the Feet (p. 303)
  30. Churning (p. 304)
  31. Bird-Lore (p. 305)
  32. Herbs (p. 306)
  33. Games I Play (p. 307)
  34. Travelling Folk (p. 308)
  35. Buying and Selling (p. 309)
  36. Local Heroes (p. 310)
  37. Old Crafts (p. 311)
  38. Fowl (p. 312)
  39. Local Fairs (p. 313)
  40. Local Patron Saint (p. 314)
  41. Local Place Names (p. 315)
  42. Local Forges (p. 316)
  43. Landlord (p. 317)
  44. Clothes Made Locally (p. 318)
  45. Local Cures (p. 319)
  46. Seventh Sons (p. 319)
  47. Bread (p. 320)
  48. Bread (p. 321)
  49. Penal Days (p. 322)
  50. Care of the Feet (p. 323)
  51. Churning (p. 324)
  52. Local Place Names (p. 325)
  53. Local Place Names (p. 326)
  54. Old Ruins (p. 326)
  55. Games I Play (p. 327)
  56. Clothes Made Locally (p. 327)
  57. Travelling Folk (p. 328)
  58. Raths (p. 329)
  59. This is a real true happening. (p. 330)
Origin information
Kilmeage, Co. Kildare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 775, p. 273-330)
Folklore--Ireland--Kildare (County)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KilmeageCill MaodhógKilmeageKilmeageConnellKildare
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Original reference: 0775/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kildare 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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