Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Bun (school) (Bun, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher C. Ní Mhaolghuala.

Original reference: 0817/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. My Home District (p. 069-071)
  2. Local Patron Saint (p. 071-073)
  3. Broughal Castle (p. 073-076)
  4. Festival Customs (p. 077-087)
  5. Local Cures (p. 088-095)
  6. Travelling Folk (p. 096-099)
  7. Local Fairs (p. 100-102)
  8. Food in Former Times (p. 103-105)
  9. Clothes in Former Times (p. 106-108)
  10. Bread (p. 109-110)
  11. Houses (p. 111-113)
  12. Herbs (p. 114-116)
  13. Weather-Signs (p. 117-119)
  14. Games I Play (p. 120-126)
  15. Birds (p. 127-132)
  16. Old Mill (p. 133-135)
  17. Old Schools (p. 136-138)
  18. Potato Crop (p. 139-143)
  19. Local Forges (p. 144-148)
  20. Marriage Customs (p. 149-153)
  21. Churning (p. 154-157)
  22. Local Cures (p. 158-163)
  23. Old Graveyard (p. 164-166)
  24. Riddles (p. 167-178)
  25. Buying and Selling (p. 179-181)
  26. Farm Animals (p. 182-185)
  27. Care of the Feet (p. 186-189)
  28. Famine Times (p. 190-193)
  29. Landlord (p. 194-196)
  30. Old Crafts (p. 197-203)
  31. Leipreachán (p. 204-209)
  32. Old Prayers (p. 210-211)
  33. Storms (p. 212-216)
  34. Local Customs (p. 217-221)
  35. Hidden Treasures (p. 222-226)
  36. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 227-234)
  37. Proverbs (p. 235-238)
  38. Proverbs (p. 239-240)
  39. Old Story (p. 241-245)
  40. Story of a Giant (p. 246-250)
  41. Proverbs (p. 251-255)
Origin information
Bun, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 817, p. 69A-255)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BunAn BunBunGallenGarrycastleOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0817/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Offaly 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:50446375>
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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