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Ballinahowen

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballinahowen (school) (Ballynahown, Co. Westmeath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher T. Hanly.

Original reference: 0745/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. St Manchan - Our Local Saint (p. 002-003)
  2. Traditions about St Manchan (p. 003-005)
  3. Doon Castle (p. 006-007)
  4. Local Weather-Lore (p. 008-009)
  5. Tobar Pádhraic (p. 010)
  6. King Stones (p. 011)
  7. Diseases and Remedies (p. 012-015)
  8. Kilgarvin Church (p. 016-017)
  9. Hedge-Schools (p. 018)
  10. Famine Days - 1845-7 (p. 019)
  11. Tithe War (p. 020-022)
  12. Argument (p. 023)
  13. Old Crafts (p. 024-025)
  14. Care of the Farm Animals (p. 026)
  15. Care of the Farm Animals (p. 027)
  16. Fairy Forts (p. 028-029)
  17. Churning (p. 030-032)
  18. Festival Customs - St Stephen's Day (p. 033)
  19. Festival Customs - May Day (p. 033-034)
  20. Festival Customs - St Brigid's Day (p. 036)
  21. Festival Customs - Halloween (p. 036-037)
  22. Festival Customs - St Martin's Day (p. 037-038)
  23. Festival Customs - St John's Night (p. 038-039)
  24. Festival Customs - Christmas (p. 040)
  25. Holy Week (p. 040-041)
  26. Care of the Feet (p. 042)
  27. Building Customs (p. 043)
  28. Local Forges (p. 044)
  29. Bread-Making (p. 045)
  30. Bread-Making (p. 046)
  31. Local Fairs (p. 047)
  32. Games I Play (p. 048)
  33. Games I Play (p. 048-049)
  34. Local Forges (p. 050)
  35. The following is a list of Irish words still in use in this area. (p. 051-054)
  36. Buying and Selling (p. 055)
  37. Ballinahowen Court (p. 056-057)
  38. May Day Customs (p. 058)
  39. Local Story (p. 059)
  40. Black Pig (p. 060)
  41. Last Wolf (p. 060)
  42. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 061)
  43. Buried Treasure (p. 062)
  44. Words and Saying Used in District (p. 063)
  45. Pilgrims Road to Clonmacnois (p. 064)
  46. Laws of this Diocese Concerning Wakes and Funerals (p. 065)
  47. Offerings at Funerals (p. 066)
  48. Wake House Game - A Game of Slap (p. 067)
  49. Herbs and Cures (p. 068-069)
  50. Herbs and Cures (p. 069-070)
  51. Tinkers (p. 071)
  52. Local Marriage Customs (p. 072-073)
  53. Local Quacks (p. 074)
  54. Local Quacks (p. 074)
  55. Gallstones (p. 075)
  56. Mr Thomas Fitzgerald who lived in Castledaly used to cure wildfire, ring-worm and erysipelas. (p. 075)
  57. Milking Custom (p. 076)
  58. Homemade Toys - A Hare Hole (p. 077)
  59. Homemade Toys (p. 077-079)
  60. Animal Cures (p. 078)
  61. Homemade Toys (p. 079-080)
  62. Homemade Toys (p. 080)
  63. Pinkeen Trap (p. 081)
  64. Superstitions about the Hare (p. 082)
  65. Superstitions about the Hare (p. 082-083)
  66. Superstitions about Animals, Birds and Insects (p. 084)
  67. Daol Dheirg (p. 085)
  68. Stations (p. 086)
Origin information
Ballynahown, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 745, p. 1-86)
Languages
English  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Westmeath
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Martin's Day   linked data (lcsh)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Dwellings--Folklore
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Bread--Folklore
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Animals--Folklore
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Death--Folklore
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Erysipelas   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Veterinary therapeutics   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
School location
BallynahownBuaile na hAbhannBallynahownKilcleaghClonlonanWestmeath
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5009116
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0745/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Westmeath 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:50091165>
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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