abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Kill (school) (Kill, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Brigid Timlin.

Original reference: 1020/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 053)
  2. Weather-Lore (p. 054)
  3. Local Heroes (p. 055-056)
  4. Severe Weather (p. 057)
  5. Old Schools (p. 059)
  6. Old Crafts (p. 060-061)
  7. Local Monuments (p. 062-063)
  8. Bread (p. 064)
  9. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 065)
  10. Old Houses (p. 066-067)
  11. Proverbs (p. 068-070)
  12. Churning (p. 071-072)
  13. Riddles (p. 073-074)
  14. Giants (p. 075)
  15. Games Played Locally Long Ago (p. 076)
  16. Funny Story (p. 077-078)
  17. Old Graveyards (p. 079-080)
  18. Prayers (p. 081)
  19. Local Roads (p. 082)
  20. Strange Animals (p. 083)
  21. Local Marriage Customs (p. 084)
  22. Bird-Lore (p. 085)
  23. Local Cures (p. 086)
  24. Homemade Toys (p. 087)
  25. Lore of Certain Days (p. 088-089)
  26. Travelling Folk (p. 090-091)
  27. Fairy Forts (p. 092)
  28. Local Poets (p. 093)
  29. Famine Times (p. 094)
  30. Local Patron Saint (p. 095)
  31. Local Fairs (p. 096-097)
  32. Local Ruins (p. 098)
  33. Football and Hurling (p. 099)
  34. Local Landlords (p. 100)
  35. Song (p. 101-102)
  36. Food in Olden Times (p. 103)
  37. Buying and Selling (p. 104-105)
  38. Our Holy Wells (p. 106)
  39. Local Patron Saint (p. 107)
  40. Local Forges (p. 109)
  41. Festival Customs (p. 110-111)
  42. Local Places (p. 112)
  43. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 113-114)
  44. In the Penal Times (p. 115-116)
  45. Historical Tradition (p. 117-118)
  46. Potato Crop (p. 119)
  47. Herbs (p. 120)
  48. Care of the Feet (p. 121-122)
  49. Local Happenings (p. 123)
  50. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 124)
  51. Clothes Made Locally (p. 125-126)
  52. Old Story (p. 127-128)
  53. Games I Play (p. 129-130)
  54. My Home District (p. 131)
  55. Old Irish Tales (p. 132-133)
  56. Leprechauns and Mermaids (p. 134)
  57. Religious Story (p. 135)
Origin information
Kill, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1020, p. 53a-135)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KillAn ChillKillKildrumsherdanTullygarveyCavan
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1020/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cavan 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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