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Ballyfoyle, Cill Choinnigh

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballyfoyle, Cill Choinnigh (school) (Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Ó Conaill.

Original reference: 0862/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kilkenny schools

  1. Food in Olden Times (p. 353-355)
  2. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 355-357)
  3. Old Houses (p. 357-360)
  4. Leipreachans (p. 360-363)
  5. Old Ruins (p. 363-364)
  6. Old Graveyards (p. 364-368)
  7. Strange Animals (p. 368-366)
  8. Riddles (p. 366-370)
  9. Hidden Treasure (p. 371-372)
  10. Local Forge (p. 372-373)
  11. Weather-Lore (p. 373-374)
  12. Severe Weather (p. 375)
  13. Local Cures (p. 376-378)
  14. Travelling Folk (p. 379-380)
  15. Fairy Forts (p. 380-383)
  16. Famine Times (p. 383-385)
  17. Games I Play (p. 385-386)
  18. Potato Crop (p. 386-388)
  19. Festival Customs (p. 388-390)
  20. Care of the Farm Animals (p. 390-391)
  21. Care of the Feet (p. 391-392)
  22. Local Fairs (p. 392-393)
  23. Food in Old Times (p. 393-395)
  24. Leprechauns (p. 395-396)
  25. Hidden Treasure (p. 396-400)
  26. Funny Story (p. 400-402)
  27. Local Forge (p. 402-403)
  28. Local Forge (p. 403-405)
  29. Local Heroes (p. 405-406)
  30. Severe Weather (p. 406)
Origin information
Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 862, p. 351-406)
Folklore--Ireland--Kilkenny (County)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallyfoyleBaile an PhoillBallyfoyleKilmadumGowranKilkenny
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0862/3

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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