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Johnstown

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Johnstown (school) (Johnstown, Co. Meath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Miss H.C. Hickie.

Original reference: 0687/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Meath schools

  1. Raheen (p. 078)
  2. Buried Treasure (p. 079)
  3. 12th Night Custom (p. 080)
  4. Making Rush Lights (p. 081)
  5. Lore of Certain Days (p. 082-083)
  6. Weather-Lore (p. 084)
  7. Snow-Storms (p. 085)
  8. Local Marriage Customs (p. 086)
  9. Local Cures (p. 087)
  10. Brick making was carried on in Oldtown by a man named Thoams Harpur. (p. 088)
  11. Story of this brickyard... (p. 088)
  12. Festival Customs (p. 089-091)
  13. Riddles Heard Locally (p. 092)
  14. Riddles Heard Locally (p. 092)
  15. Riddles (p. 093)
  16. Riddles (p. 093)
  17. Riddles (p. 094)
  18. Riddles (p. 094)
  19. Riddles and Local Proverbs (p. 095)
  20. Crafts - Doll-Making (p. 096)
  21. Crafts - Spinning and Weaving (p. 096)
  22. Forge (p. 097)
  23. Churchyards, Funeral Customs etc. (p. 098)
  24. Back View of a Tombstone (p. 099)
  25. Funeral Customs (p. 100)
  26. Wedding Custom (p. 101)
  27. Stations or Mass Celebrated in Private Houses (p. 102)
  28. Church Avenue (p. 103)
  29. Food in Olden Times (p. 104-105)
  30. Famine Times (p. 106)
  31. Johnstown Village in 1886 (p. 108)
  32. Stone at the Quarry (p. 108)
  33. Stray Sod (p. 109)
  34. Hungry Sod (p. 109)
  35. Cures (p. 110-112)
  36. Cures (p. 112-113)
  37. Rich Farmers around Oldtown and Kilcairne employed 50 labourers for harvesting. (p. 113-114)
  38. Speaking of the Connacnt harvesters... (p. 115)
  39. Further Stories of the Raheen (p. 116)
  40. Halloween Custom (p. 116)
  41. How We Churn (p. 117)
  42. Our Fields (p. 118)
  43. Pancake Night (p. 119)
  44. Buried Treasure (p. 120)
  45. Ghost Story (p. 121)
  46. My Lucky Caul (p. 122)
  47. Strange Legend of Rossnaree (p. 123)
  48. Tea (p. 124)
  49. Staffordstown (p. 125)
  50. Chapel Field (p. 125)
  51. Found Patrick (Pasie) at 5 on an April afternoon putting in the cattle. (p. 126)
  52. Secret Societies (p. 126)
  53. Fairies (p. 127)
  54. Stones (p. 128)
  55. Family Curse (p. 129)
  56. Skulls (p. 129)
  57. Ghosts (p. 129)
  58. Buried Treasure in Staffordstown (p. 130)
  59. Wages (p. 130)
  60. More Ghosts (p. 131)
  61. More Reminiscences of Mrs Kelly (p. 132)
  62. Local Superstitions (p. 133)
  63. Crafts (p. 134-137)
  64. Churning (p. 138)
  65. Mrs Fitzpatrick's Account of Harvesters and Their Food (p. 139)
  66. Churning (p. 140)
  67. Severe Weather (p. 141)
  68. Halloween Tricks (p. 142)
  69. Halloween Tricks (p. 143)
  70. Story of Gerrardstown Castle (p. 145)
  71. Story by Mrs Garrett Reilly (p. 146)
  72. Cures (p. 147)
  73. Hidden Treasure in the Raheen or Moat of Kilcarn (p. 148)
  74. Crosses (p. 149)
  75. Bonfires (p. 149)
  76. Bird-Lore (p. 149)
  77. Oak for a Soak (p. 150)
  78. Teeth Extraction (p. 150)
  79. Cures (p. 151-152)
  80. Story of St Patrick (p. 153)
  81. Story of Daniel O'Connell (p. 153)
  82. Hidden Treasure and Vengeance of the Fairies (p. 154-156)
  83. Cure for Heart Disease (p. 157-158)
  84. Interviewed Mrs Lynch and found she is the possession of some interesting relics of the past. (p. 159)
  85. Black Church Field (p. 160)
  86. Furzy Field (p. 160-161)
  87. Collected from Mrs John Lynch (p. 162)
  88. Survival of Paganism (p. 163)
  89. Ghosts (p. 164)
  90. Story of a Murderer and Suicide (p. 165)
  91. Food (p. 166)
  92. Wakes (p. 167)
  93. Another native of the Old Road named Cullen... (p. 168)
  94. Park Murders (p. 169)
  95. Martin Reilly Mrs Reilly's son says there is a tombstone in Newtown cemetery near Trim which cures warts. (p. 170)
  96. Mrs Neill wife of Tome Neill Oldtown Navan has also told me about this monument in Newtown cemetery. (p. 170)
  97. Taking the Butter (p. 171)
  98. Story of a Priest (p. 172)
  99. St John's Well Warrenstown (p. 173)
  100. Dan O'Connell and the Little Boy (p. 174)
  101. Isn't this a Good Story (p. 174)
  102. Banshee (p. 175)
  103. Riddles (p. 175)
  104. Weather Signs (p. 176)
  105. Holy Well, Slane (p. 177)
  106. Stories of the Famine (p. 178-179)
  107. Collected from Tom Neill. (p. 180-183)
  108. Marriages (p. 184)
  109. Unlucky Day - Whit Monday (p. 185)
  110. Cure - Heart Disease (p. 186)
  111. Churning (p. 186)
  112. Old Prayers (p. 187)
Origin information
Johnstown, Co. Meath
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 687, p. 77-187)
Languages
English  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Meath
Treasure troves--Folklore
Epiphany   linked data (lcsh)
Dwellings--Folklore
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Weather--Folklore
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Death--Folklore
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Food--Folklore
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Animals--Folklore
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Migrant labor   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Pentecost Festival   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
JohnstownBaile SheáinJohnstownAthlumneySkreenMeath
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5008912
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0687/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Meath schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:50089125>
Funding
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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