Cuar an Chláir (C)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cuar an Chláir (C) (school) (Cooraclare, Co. Clare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máiréad, Bean Uí Mháirtín.

Original reference: 0631/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Clare schools

  1. Cill Mhic an Dubháin - Parish (Kilmacduane) (p. 101)
  2. Holy Wells (p. 102-105)
  3. St Senan's (p. 106-107)
  4. St Margaret's Well (p. 108-109)
  5. Legend (p. 109-110)
  6. Parish of Kilmacduane (p. 112-114)
  7. Dromelihy Hill (p. 112-115)
  8. Staif's Mound (p. 112-116)
  9. Alva or Ailve (p. 112-116)
  10. Fort of Death or Lios an Bháis (p. 118-119)
  11. McMahon's Fort or Lios Mhic Mathgúna (p. 118-119)
  12. Story of 1846-1847 (p. 120-121)
  13. Lios Rua (p. 122-123)
  14. Old Practices of the Irish - The Custom of Taking the Butter May Eve (p. 128-129)
  15. Old Practices of the Irish - The Taking Away of the Nice Girls (p. 129-130)
  16. Old Practices of the Irish - The Rush Candles (p. 130)
  17. Old Practices of the Irish (p. 132-133)
  18. Flax-Cloving (p. 134-135)
  19. Scéalta Greannmhara - As Aifrinn (p. 142-144)
  20. Old Bard's Advice to this Son (p. 150-153)
  21. Wolfe Tone's Grave (p. 154-156)
  22. Signification of Place Names in the Parish of Kilmacduane (p. 159-161)
  23. Districts Surrounding School From Which Children Come (p. 162-166)
  24. Cuar an Chláir (p. 167)
  25. Scéal a Fuaireas ó m'Athair (p. 168-169)
  26. Scéal a Fuaireas ó m'Athair (p. 170-171)
  27. Scéal a Fuaireas ó m'Athair (p. 172)
  28. Scéal (p. 173)
  29. Riddles (p. 174-175)
  30. Signs of Good and Bad Weather (p. 176)
  31. Story (p. 177)
  32. Story of Storm (p. 178)
  33. Hedge-School (p. 179)
  34. Wild Animals Most Often Seen Nowadays (p. 180)
  35. Cures for Different Diseases and Pains (p. 181)
  36. Fathach (p. 182)
  37. Scythe Cutting of Hay (p. 183)
  38. Marriages (p. 184)
  39. True Story of Olden Times (p. 185-186)
  40. How Potatoes Are Cultivated and Their Uses (p. 187-188)
  41. Feast Days (p. 189-192)
  42. On Weeds (p. 193)
  43. List of Irish Words in Everyday Use in the English Language (p. 194)
  44. Butter-Making at the Present Day (p. 195-197)
  45. Parish of Kilmacduane (p. 199)
  46. Signification of Place Names in the Parish of Kilmacduane (p. 200-203)
Origin information
Cooraclare, Co. Clare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 631, p. 98-203)
English  irish  
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CooraclareCuar an ChláirCooraclareKilmacduaneMoyartaClare
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0631/3

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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