Belvoir, Kilkishen

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Belvoir, Kilkishen (school) (Belvoir, Co. Clare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bríd Ní Chadhla.

Original reference: 0586/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Clare schools

  1. Hidden Hoard (p. 003-005)
  2. Hidden Hoard (p. 006-009)
  3. Funny Stories (p. 010-017)
  4. Riddles (p. 018-021)
  5. Signs of the Weather (p. 022-024)
  6. Ambush (p. 025-026)
  7. Burning (p. 027-028)
  8. Storms (p. 029-031)
  9. Story - Hedge-Schools (p. 032)
  10. Long ago people never bought anything they could possibly make themselves. (p. 033-037)
  11. Marriages (p. 038-045)
  12. Penal Laws (p. 046-048)
  13. Field Names (p. 049-052)
  14. Wild Animals (p. 053-057)
  15. Old Cures (p. 058-061)
  16. Pastimes (p. 062-063)
  17. Certain Days (p. 064-067)
  18. Tramps (p. 068-071)
  19. Their Budget (p. 071-073)
  20. Forths (p. 074-075)
  21. Poets in the Locality (p. 076-077)
  22. Games (p. 078-080)
  23. Roads (p. 081-082)
  24. My Own Parish (p. 083-085)
  25. Holy Wells (p. 086-087)
  26. Potatoes (p. 088-090)
  27. Old Sayings (p. 091-093)
  28. St Brigid's Day - February 1st (p. 094-095)
  29. St Patrick's Day - 17th March (p. 095-096)
  30. Christmas Day (p. 096-100)
  31. Christmas Day (p. 101-103)
  32. St Stephen's Day (p. 103-105)
  33. New Year's Customs (p. 105-107)
  34. Little Christmas Day (p. 107-108)
  35. Candlemas Day 2nd February (p. 108-109)
  36. St John's Day (p. 110)
  37. Chalk Sunday (p. 110)
  38. Lent (p. 110-111)
  39. Easter Sunday (p. 111-112)
  40. November Night (p. 112-114)
  41. Farmyard Animals (p. 115-119)
  42. The Churn (p. 120-121)
  43. Curam na gCos (p. 122-123)
  44. Forges (p. 124-125)
  45. Tailors (p. 126-127)
  46. Patron Saint (p. 128)
  47. Fairs (p. 129-133)
  48. My address is Aonach and there is a reason why it is called that there was a fair held there long ago, but is not held there now. (p. 133-135)
  49. Landlords (p. 136-137)
  50. Landlords (p. 138-139)
  51. Food of the Old People (p. 140-141)
  52. Songs (p. 142)
  53. Bread (p. 143-144)
  54. Buying and Selling (p. 145-146)
  55. Houses of Long Ago (p. 147-148)
  56. Leipreachán (p. 149-150)
  57. Graveyards (p. 151)
  58. Béaloideas - Things Old People Had Meas In (p. 152-153)
  59. New Years Day (p. 154)
  60. Béaloideas - Historical News (p. 155)
Origin information
Belvoir, Co. Clare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 586, p. 1-155)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
New Year   linked data (lcsh)
Epiphany   linked data (lcsh)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
School location
BelvoirBaile Uí MhaghairBelvoirClonleaTulla LowerClare
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0586/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Clare 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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