Baile an Chlochair, Lic Snámha

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Baile an Chlochair, Lic Snámha (school) (Ballincloher, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Pártholán Ó Gealbháin.

Original reference: 0411/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Herbs (p. 253-255)
  2. Herbs (p. 256-257)
  3. Herbs (p. 258-260)
  4. Herbs (p. 261-262)
  5. Herbs (p. 263)
  6. Old Stories (p. 264-267)
  7. Old Stories (p. 268-272)
  8. Old Story (p. 273-274)
  9. Once upon a time there lived a man named Jack. (p. 275-277)
  10. Long ago there lived a king in Ireland. (p. 278-280)
  11. Once upon a time there lived a man named Jack. (p. 281-283)
  12. Place Names (p. 285-287)
  13. Local Place Names (p. 288-289)
  14. Local Place Names (p. 290-291)
  15. Local Place Names (p. 292-293)
  16. Local Place Names (p. 294-295)
  17. Local Place Names (p. 296-297)
  18. Local Place Names (p. 298)
  19. Local Monuments (p. 299-300)
  20. Local Monuments (p. 301-302)
  21. There are three very remarkable stones in the townland of Derrevrin. (p. 303-305)
  22. There is a monument situated at the east side of the village of Lixnaw. (p. 306-307)
  23. Holy Wells (p. 308-311)
  24. Penal Times (p. 312-314)
  25. Penal Times (p. 315-316)
  26. Penal Times (p. 317-318)
  27. Old Songs (p. 319-321)
  28. Old Songs (p. 322-323)
  29. Landlord (p. 324-328)
  30. Landlord (p. 329-332)
  31. Landlord (p. 333-335)
  32. Landlord (p. 336-337)
  33. Local Marriage Customs (p. 338-340)
  34. Local Marriage Customs (p. 341-343)
  35. Historical Tradition (p. 344-346)
  36. Old Prayer (p. 347)
  37. Lore of Certain Days (p. 348-350)
  38. Lore of Certain Days (p. 351-353)
  39. Lore of Certain Days (p. 354-355)
  40. Lore of Certain Days (p. 356-357)
  41. Lore of Certain Days (p. 358-359)
  42. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 361)
  43. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 362-364)
  44. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 365-367)
  45. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 368-369)
  46. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 370-371)
  47. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 372-373)
  48. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 374-375)
  49. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 376-377)
  50. Churning (p. 378-381)
  51. Churning (p. 382-385)
  52. Churning (p. 386-387)
  53. The Leipreachan is a fairy. The people around here call him "The Luharagán". (p. 388-390)
  54. The Leipreachan or Logharaghan is about three feet in height. (p. 391-393)
  55. The Leipreachan is a small fairy man supposed to live in the woods or raths away from houses inhabeted by people. (p. 394-395)
  56. There was a man cutting turf in Ballinagar bog and he saw a little Leipreachan up on a sod of turf out in the wild bog. (p. 396-398)
  57. The Leipreachan is generally called the Loharagan in this district. (p. 399-400)
  58. The Leipreachan is a small man who lives in the woods old forts and sleeps under a tree. (p. 401)
  59. The Leipreachan is a small man about two feet and a half. (p. 402-403)
  60. Mermaid (p. 404-405)
  61. People who live near the sea heard stories of the mermaid when they were young. (p. 406-407)
  62. Once there did a man go to the strand for a load sand. (p. 408-410)
  63. Bread (p. 411-413)
  64. Long ago the people were not as well fed as they are now day's. (p. 414-415)
  65. Long ago the old people had to eat bread made from oats, rhye, barley and beans. (p. 416-418)
  66. The kind of bread they used long ago was oaten meal bread, rye bread, and barley bread. (p. 419-420)
  67. The people used also have potatoe cakes. (p. 421-422)
  68. Old Houses (p. 423-425)
  69. Old Houses (p. 426-428)
  70. The people in these days did not know anything about parafin oil. (p. 429)
  71. Old Fairs (p. 430-431)
  72. Old Fairs (p. 432-434)
  73. Old Fairs (p. 435-437)
  74. Buying and Selling (p. 438-440)
  75. Buying and Selling (p. 441-444)
  76. Buying and Selling (p. 445-447)
  77. Buying and Selling (p. 448-449)
  78. Care of the Feet (p. 450-451)
  79. Care of the Feet (p. 452-454)
  80. Care of the Feet (p. 455-456)
  81. Care of the Feet (p. 457-458)
  82. Festival Customs (p. 459-461)
  83. Festival Customs (p. 462-464)
  84. Festival Customs (p. 465-466)
  85. Festival Customs (p. 467-470)
  86. Festival Customs (p. 471-472)
  87. Festival Customs (p. 473-474)
  88. Churn-Making (p. 475-476)
  89. Candle-Making (p. 477-479)
  90. Weaving and Spinning (p. 480-481)
  91. Basket-Making (p. 482-485)
Origin information
Ballincloher, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 411, p. 253a-485)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Mermaids   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallincloherBaile an ChloichirBallincloherKilcaraghClanmauriceKerry
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Original reference: 0411/2

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"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kerry 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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