Baile Nua, Droichead Átha

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Baile Nua, Droichead Átha (school) (Newtown, Co. Louth), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher R. Ní Mhaolmhochaire.

Original reference: 0680/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Louth schools

  1. Funny Story (p. 139)
  2. Story (p. 140)
  3. Riddles (p. 141)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 142)
  5. Oliver Plunket (p. 143)
  6. Old Crafts (p. 144)
  7. Storms (p. 145-146)
  8. Weather-Lore (p. 147-148)
  9. Christmas Customs (p. 148-149)
  10. Other Customs (p. 149)
  11. Marriage Customs (p. 150-151)
  12. Old Graveyards (p. 152)
  13. Local Place Names (p. 153-154)
  14. Local Place Names - Names of Fields (p. 154-155)
  15. Bird-Lore (p. 155-156)
  16. Local Cures (p. 157-158)
  17. Homemade Toys (p. 159-160)
  18. Proverbs and Sayings (p. 161-163)
  19. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 164)
  20. Names of Dogs (p. 165)
  21. Collection of Prayers (p. 166-167)
  22. Bread in Olden Times (p. 168)
  23. Food in Olden Times (p. 169)
  24. Bird-Lore (p. 170-171)
  25. Penal Times (p. 172)
  26. Travelling Folk (p. 173-175)
  27. Fairy Forts (p. 176)
  28. Fairy Story (p. 177-178)
  29. Famine Times (p. 179-180)
  30. Games I Play (p. 181-182)
  31. Local Roads (p. 183-185)
  32. Old Houses (p. 186)
  33. Local Forge (p. 187)
  34. Strange Animals (p. 188)
  35. Football Matches (p. 189)
Origin information
Newtown, Co. Louth
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 680, p. 138-189)
Folklore--Ireland--Louth (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
School location
NewtownAn Baile NuaNewtownColpDuleek LowerLouth
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0680/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Louth 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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