Cromadh (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cromadh (B.) (school) (Croom, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Dáithí Ó Ceanntabhail.

Original reference: 0508/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Beatha agus Sláinte (p. 01-02)
  2. Béaloideas (p. 03-06)
  3. An Stiogán (p. 07)
  4. In an earlier part of this collection there was a reference to a famous faction fighter... (p. 08-09)
  5. It takes for the skilled hand but three cuts to point a scollop.... (p. 09-11)
  6. Tháinig Cumann Ársaidheachta na Tuadh Mhumhan ar cuaird go Cromadh Dia Domhnaigh... (p. 11-12)
  7. Once there was a man from the Patrickswell side going to Cork. (p. 13-14)
  8. Bodhaheen = (? Boidaichín) the boss of straw into which, for convenience the scollops are thrust... (p. 14-16)
  9. If you take three meals of nettles between Old May Day and New May Day... (p. 16-17)
  10. "Orenagrook (? Árd na gcruach) means the hill of the reeks... (p. 17)
  11. This moment a male blackbird with a white feather in his wing... (p. 17-18)
  12. I am a cake from Ballybake, I ran away from two old maids... (p. 18-19)
  13. I am cake, I come from Ballybake All the ways I came today... (p. 19)
  14. There was a small woman and a small man living in a small house... (p. 19-20)
  15. Once upon a time there lived a wee wee woman and a wee wee man... (p. 20-25)
  16. There is a right side and a wrong side to every graveyard... (p. 26)
  17. Old Rhyme (p. 26-27)
  18. Old Rhyme (p. 28-27)
  19. To cure St. Anthony's fire - a variety of skin trouble... (p. 29)
  20. There were two brothers named Ryan - Jim and Páke... (p. 30-32)
  21. Curran the poet belonged to Road hill, a parish midway between Croom and Charleville... (p. 32-33)
  22. Quite recently I was at a funeral to Kowlthar - a graveyard in Manester-an-aonaigh parish and two miles north of Croom village... (p. 34-35)
  23. Cure for the Murrain (p. 36-41)
  24. Lúidín (p. 42-43)
  25. St Martin's Day is the 11th of November. (p. 43-46)
  26. Glenma, Gleann Máighe, a rather deep glen on the Maigue valley in Banogue parish has to its east level uplands.... (p. 47-49)
  27. Grangenahave (p. 47)
  28. Hawk in Training (p. 49-53)
  29. The Glasha or Glashawee, a small tributary of the Maigue on its left bank... (p. 53-57)
  30. Maidir leis an lios a luaidhtear ar leathanach 56, 57 a thuille annso... The fort is on the farm of .... (p. 57-60)
  31. The same person must not stand sponsor for two children in the same year; (p. 60-61)
  32. If ever you have the misfortune to suffer from boils, a certain way to rid yourself, and quickly too, .... (p. 61-62)
  33. Ahnid or as pronounced A_nid is the name of a burial ground and of a townland now incoporated in the parish of Croom... (p. 63-65)
  34. Parkanare (a as in car) = Páirc an Air, = The field of slaughter, a field in the townland of Spring Lodge, parish of Mainister an Aonaigh. (p. 65-66)
  35. In the townland of Knocknagraid, Parish of Manister an Aonaigh, there was uncovered this year a peculiar vessel of bog-oak. (p. 66-68)
Origin information
Croom, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 508, p. 1a-68)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
May (Month)--Folklore
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Martin's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Furuncle   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0508/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Limerick 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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