Piercetown (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Piercetown (B.) (school) (Piercetown, Co. Wexford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Maitiú Ó Cléirigh.

Original reference: 0879/7

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Wexford schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 259-260)
  2. Funny Story (p. 260-261)
  3. Funny Story (p. 261-262)
  4. Riddles (p. 263)
  5. Weather-Lore (p. 264-265)
  6. Weather-Lore (p. 266-267)
  7. Local Heroes (p. 268-269)
  8. Severe Weather (p. 270-271)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 272-274)
  10. Penal Times (p. 275-276)
  11. Local Place Names (p. 277-278)
  12. Local Cures (p. 279-280)
  13. Homemade Toys (p. 281-282)
  14. Travelling Folk (p. 283-284)
  15. Games I Play (p. 285-287)
  16. Local Roads (p. 288-289)
  17. My Home District (p. 290)
  18. Holy Wells (p. 291-292)
  19. Preparation of Seed and Planting (p. 293-294)
  20. Preparation of the Soil for Potatoes (p. 295)
  21. Harvesting of the Potatoes (p. 296)
  22. Care of Farm Animals (p. 297-298)
  23. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 299-300)
  24. Churning (p. 301-302)
  25. Care of Feet (p. 303-304)
  26. Local Forge (p. 305-307)
  27. Clothes Made Locally (p. 308-309)
  28. Local Fairs (p. 310-311)
  29. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 312-313)
  30. Saints Abban and Ibar (p. 314-315)
  31. Food in Olden Times (p. 316-317)
  32. Local Football and Hurling Matches (p. 318-319)
  33. Story (p. 320-321)
  34. River Slaney (p. 322-323)
  35. Lawn of Killiane (p. 324)
  36. Bread (p. 325-326)
  37. Buying and Selling (p. 327-328)
  38. Old Houses (p. 329-330)
  39. Local Ruins (p. 331-332)
  40. Old Ruin (p. 333-334)
  41. Collection of Prayers (p. 335-336)
  42. Collection of Prayers (p. 336-337)
  43. Prayers (p. 338-339)
  44. Prayers (p. 340)
  45. Prayers (p. 340)
  46. Historical Stone (p. 341)
  47. Selskar Abbey - Wexford (p. 342-343)
  48. Old Graveyards (p. 344-345)
  49. "A stitch in time saves nine." ... (p. 345-346)
  50. Leprechaun (p. 347)
  51. Festival Customs (p. 348-349)
Origin information
Piercetown, Co. Wexford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 879, p. 259A-349)
Folklore--Ireland--Wexford (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
School location
PiercetownBaile an PhiarsaighPiercetownRathmackneeForthWexford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0879/7

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Wexford 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:50092495>
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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