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Kilberry, Athy

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Kilberry, Athy (school) (Kilberry, Co. Kildare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Sara Rowan.

Original reference: 0781/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kildare schools

  1. Horseman of Dunroan (p. 071-080)
  2. Holy Wells - Tubberarra (p. 081-085)
  3. Rheban Castle (p. 086-089)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 091-090)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 091-093)
  6. Derry (p. 094-096)
  7. Church Hill (p. 097-099)
  8. Storms (p. 099-101)
  9. Local Giants (p. 101-102)
  10. Old Houses (p. 102-104)
  11. Ghost Story (p. 104-105)
  12. Castle Reidy (p. 105-106)
  13. Cures (p. 107-111)
  14. Fairy Forts (p. 111-113)
  15. Ghost Story (p. 113-115)
  16. Weather-Lore (p. 116-121)
  17. Religious Stories (p. 121-123)
  18. Religious Stories (p. 124-125)
  19. Proverbs (p. 126-130)
  20. Bird-Lore (p. 130-142)
  21. Riddles (p. 143-151)
  22. Local Forge (p. 154-153)
  23. Churning (p. 155-158)
  24. Local Customs (p. 159-162)
  25. Fort of Dunrally (p. 162-163)
  26. Local Place Names (p. 164-166)
Origin information
Kilberry, Co. Kildare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 781, p. 68-166)
Folklore--Ireland--Kildare (County)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
School location
KilberryCill BhearaighKilberryKilberryNarragh and Reban WestKildare
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0781/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kildare 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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