Clochar na Trócaire, Gort Inse Guaire

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Clochar na Trócaire, Gort Inse Guaire (school) (Gort, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Siúracha na Trócaire.

Original reference: 0050/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Fairy Forts in Gort (p. 0001-0002)
  2. Fairy Story (p. 0003)
  3. Fairy Fort in Carrowgarriff (p. 0004-0005)
  4. Supper Served in a Fairy Fort in Templebanna near Tubber (p. 0006)
  5. Local Cures (p. 0007)
  6. Charitable Lady who Lived in the Vicinity (p. 0008-0009)
  7. Fairs in Gort in Ancient Times (p. 0009-0010)
  8. Ancient Graveyard (p. 0010-0011)
  9. Burning in Gort (p. 0012)
  10. Old Prayer to Our Lady (p. 0013)
  11. Burning in the District (p. 0014-0015)
  12. Potato Crop (p. 0015-0016)
  13. Buying and Selling in Olden Times (p. 0017-0018)
  14. Not Far from Ballyturn there is what the people of the place call a Dolmen (p. 0019)
  15. In a field in my father's land there is a large stone (p. 0019)
  16. On the slope of a hill near the Beagh River there is a clump of old hawthorn bushes and in the centre of these there is a pile of ... (p. 0020)
  17. Long ago they made bread named Boxty and this is how it was made (p. 0020)
  18. Beside the banks of the Shannon stands the ruins of a castle which Brian Boru built. (p. 0021)
  19. There is a blessed well in our parish in Kilmacdaugh. (p. 0022)
  20. Some people call the foxglove flowers throat-worth (p. 0023)
  21. Folklore - Buying and Selling (p. 0024)
  22. Old Houses (p. 0025-0026)
  23. Food in Olden Times (p. 0027-0028)
  24. Old Houses (p. 0029)
  25. About three miles from Gorrt there is a place called Rath-Cairn. (p. 0030)
  26. In the middle of Derrybrien graveyard there is a big rock and on it are two holes... (p. 0031)
  27. People long ago went miles to get Roses ... (p. 0032)
  28. Care of the Feet (p. 0033-0034)
  29. Churning (p. 0035-0036)
  30. Story Told by the Fireside on a Winter's Night (p. 0037-0041)
  31. Story about the Gobán Saor (p. 0042-0043)
  32. Down in the Coole there is stone with the prints of Saint Colmans' feet in it. (p. 0044)
  33. It is supposed that is a person sees a red fish in Daint Colman's wel that it is a cure for bad sight (p. 0045)
  34. There is a will called tobar na Naomh two miles north from Bailinruan school Co. Clare. (p. 0046)
  35. When Cromwell was passing by Kiltarta, Co. Galway all the way people rushed to the caves and brought the dogs with them (p. 0047)
  36. Long Black Hand (p. 0048)
  37. Story (p. 0049-0050)
  38. Local Cures (p. 0051-0052)
  39. Cures (p. 0053)
  40. Old Cures (p. 0054)
  41. Farm Animals (p. 0055-0056)
  42. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 0057-0058)
  43. Local Marriage Customs (p. 0059-0060)
  44. Inchi a part of the Coole Estate comprises approximately two hundred acres. (p. 0061)
  45. An old man who lived in Gort was a descendant of the great O'Shaughnessy's of Gort who had many castles in this district. (p. 0062)
  46. Gort - The Home of the Stranger (p. 0063-0065)
  47. Old Story - Fairy Magic in Tiernevan (p. 0066-0067)
  48. Ghost Story (p. 0068-0069)
  49. There is a well about the size of a basin in Tubber ... (p. 0070)
  50. Above Lough Cutra there is a little well named Tober Knockaire which is supposed to cure bad stomachs. (p. 0070)
  51. There was an old man living in Carrion and he had a cow which gave great milk. (p. 0071)
  52. Bit of Poetry about Bidneen Hehir's Sow (p. 0072-0073)
  53. Stroke of Luck (p. 0074-0075)
  54. Power of a Priest (p. 0076-0077)
  55. Ghost in Roxborough (p. 0078-0079)
  56. Haunted Castle (p. 0080)
  57. What Happened in Coole (p. 0081)
  58. Black Cats in Coole (p. 0082)
  59. Fairy Story (p. 0083)
  60. Visitors in Ballyturn (p. 0084)
  61. Strange Cure (p. 0085)
  62. Fairy Story (p. 0086)
  63. Weird Shave (p. 0087-0088)
  64. Respect the Priest (p. 0089-0090)
  65. Experience of a Mail Car Driver (p. 0091-0092)
  66. Power of Biddy Early (p. 0093-0094)
  67. Looking For Gold (p. 0095)
  68. Generous Bow (p. 0096)
  69. Leprechaun in Fiddane (p. 0097)
  70. Cruel Landlord (p. 0098-0099)
  71. Folklore (p. 0100)
  72. Looking for Gold (p. 0101)
  73. Superstitions (p. 0102)
  74. Local Marriage Customs (p. 0103-0104)
  75. Great Storm of 1902 (p. 0105)
  76. Old Crafts (p. 0106)
  77. Old Crafts (p. 0107)
  78. Toy-Making (p. 0108)
  79. Local Marriage Customs (p. 0109-0110)
  80. Basket-Making (p. 0111)
  81. Great Storm (p. 0112)
  82. White Birds (p. 0113-0114)
  83. Kingfisher Visits the Gort River (p. 0115)
  84. Birds (p. 0116-0117)
  85. Weather-Lore (p. 0118)
  86. Spinning (p. 0119)
  87. Strong Men (p. 0120)
  88. Strong Men (p. 0121)
  89. Strong Men (p. 0122)
Origin information
Gort, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 50, p. 1a-122)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Gobán Saor (Legendary character)   linked data (lcsh)
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Treasure troves--Folklore
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
School location
GortAn GortGortKiltartanKiltartanGalway
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Original reference: 0050/1

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"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway 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.
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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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