Baile an Bhunánaigh (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Baile an Bhunánaigh (B.) (school) (Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher P. Ó Hailin.

Original reference: 0401/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Tobar na Croí (p. 001)
  2. Sunday's Well (p. 002)
  3. Ballyeigh Fight (p. 003-004)
  4. The moon through the glass brings sorrow to the lass. (p. 005-006)
  5. If you take water from your neighbour's well on May morning you will take his milk and butter for the year. (p. 007-013)
  6. Hidden Treasure (p. 014)
  7. Soap-Making (p. 015)
  8. Salt-Making (p. 015)
  9. Names (p. 016)
  10. Hidden Treasure (p. 017-018)
  11. Hidden Treasure (p. 018-019)
  12. Hidden Treasure (p. 019)
  13. Cnoc an Áir (p. 020)
  14. Weather-Lore (p. 021-022)
  15. Old Story (p. 023-024)
  16. Local Marriage Customs (p. 025)
  17. Local Song (p. 027)
  18. In London C T I saw A B chirping on a willow 3 2 ys U R 2ys U B 2 ys U R I.C. for me who ever you sting U wont sting me. (p. 028)
  19. Ships (p. 029)
  20. Food (p. 030-031)
  21. Old School (p. 032)
  22. Football Match (p. 032-033)
  23. One night a priest was on a sick call and he saw a bad woman's spirit going to the door of a house but did not go in. (p. 034)
  24. Local Cures (p. 035-036)
  25. Story (p. 037)
  26. Potato Crop (p. 038-039)
  27. Games (p. 040-044)
  28. Herbs (p. 045-046)
  29. Lore of Certain Days (p. 047)
  30. Storing Potatoes (p. 048)
  31. Spinning (p. 049-050)
  32. Industries (p. 051-052)
  33. Wren Boys (p. 053)
  34. Chalk Sunday (p. 054)
  35. Pancake Night (p. 054)
  36. November's Night (p. 055)
  37. Halloween (p. 056)
  38. Care of Farm Animals (p. 057)
  39. How White Horses Came here First (p. 058-059)
  40. Care of the Feet (p. 060-061)
  41. Old Story (p. 062)
  42. Old Houses (p. 063-064)
  43. Local Forges (p. 065-068)
  44. Clothes Made Locally (p. 069)
  45. My Home District (p. 070-071)
  46. Potato Crop (p. 073-074)
  47. Nine Daughters' Hole (p. 075)
  48. Bread (p. 076-077)
  49. Charcoal (p. 078)
  50. Story of a Leipreachán (p. 078)
  51. Local Fairs (p. 079)
  52. Famine Times (p. 080-081)
  53. Fairy Forts (p. 082-083)
  54. Graveyards (p. 084)
  55. Graveyards (p. 085)
  56. Tom Connor and the Cat (p. 086)
  57. Poll Dubh an Ghleanna (p. 087)
  58. Local Place Names (p. 088-089)
  59. Charm - Cure for Bad Liver (p. 090)
  60. Local Roads (p. 091)
  61. Christmas Candle (p. 093)
Origin information
Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 401, p. 1a-93)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Fishing   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Charms   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallybunnionBaile an BhuinneánaighBallybunnionKillehennyIraghticonnorKerry
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0401/1

Suggested credit
"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.
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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