Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Murrintown (school) (Murntown Lower, Co. Wexford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire, Bean Uí Chléirigh.

Original reference: 0879/6

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Wexford schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 178-180)
  2. Funny Story (p. 181)
  3. Another Story (p. 182)
  4. Mary the Gom (p. 183)
  5. Weather-Lore (p. 184-185)
  6. Local Heroes (p. 186-187)
  7. Local Happenings (p. 188-189)
  8. Severe Weather (p. 191-193)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 194-195)
  10. Local Marriage Customs (p. 196-198)
  11. Penal Times (p. 199)
  12. Local Place Names (p. 200)
  13. Local Place Names (p. 201-202)
  14. Bird-Lore (p. 203-204)
  15. Local Cures (p. 205-206)
  16. Homemade Toys (p. 207-208)
  17. Day Lore (p. 209-210)
  18. Travelling Folk (p. 211-212)
  19. Travelling Folk (p. 213-214)
  20. Fairy Forts (p. 215)
  21. Famine Times (p. 216-217)
  22. Local Roads (p. 218-219)
  23. My Home District (p. 220-221)
  24. Holy Wells (p. 222-223)
  25. Herbs (p. 224-225)
  26. Potato Crop (p. 226-227)
  27. Proverbs (p. 228-229)
  28. Festival Customs (p. 230-231)
  29. Care of our Farm Animals (p. 232)
  30. Churning (p. 233-234)
  31. Local Forge (p. 235-236)
  32. Local Fairs (p. 237-238)
  33. Local Landlord (p. 239-240)
  34. Food in Olden Times (p. 241-242)
  35. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 243-244)
  36. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 245-246)
  37. Bread (p. 247)
  38. Old Houses (p. 248-249)
  39. Local Ruins (p. 250-251)
  40. Religous Stories (p. 252)
  41. Old Graveyards (p. 253-254)
  42. Collection of Prayers (p. 255-256)
  43. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 257)
  44. Historical Tradition (p. 258)
Origin information
Murntown Lower, Co. Wexford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 879, p. 177-258)
Folklore--Ireland--Wexford (County)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   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)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MurntownBaile MhúráinMurntownWexford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0879/6

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 <>
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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