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Kilmeedy (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Kilmeedy (B.) (school) (Kilmeedy, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher John O'Grady.

Original reference: 0496/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Cill Míde (p. 135-138)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 138-141)
  3. Funny Story (p. 141-143)
  4. Weather-Lore (p. 144-146)
  5. Local Happenings (p. 146-148)
  6. Local Heroes (p. 149-151)
  7. Travelling Folk (p. 152-153)
  8. Local Forge (p. 154-156)
  9. Riddles (p. 156-158)
  10. Severe Weather (p. 159-160)
  11. Proverbs (p. 161)
  12. Riddles (p. 162)
  13. Games I Play (p. 163-164)
  14. Potato Crop (p. 165-167)
  15. Old Ruins (p. 168-169)
  16. Bread (p. 170-172)
  17. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 172-175)
  18. Our Holy Wells (p. 179-181)
  19. Fairy Fort (p. 175-179)
  20. Lore of Certain Days (p. 181-183)
  21. Old Story (p. 183-185)
  22. Leprechaun (p. 186-188)
  23. Local Place Names (p. 188-190)
  24. Old Houses (p. 190-192)
  25. Bird-Lore (p. 192-195)
  26. Hurling and Football (p. 195-197)
  27. Local Fairs (p. 197-199)
  28. Local Ruins (p. 199-202)
  29. Buying or Selling (p. 202-203)
  30. Herbs (p. 204-205)
  31. Festival Customs (p. 205-207)
  32. Old Graveyards (p. 208)
  33. Religious Stories (p. 209-210)
  34. Song (p. 210-211)
  35. Homemade Toys (p. 212-213)
  36. Penal Days (p. 214-217)
  37. Care of the Feet (p. 218-219)
  38. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 220-223)
  39. Famine Times (p. 223-226)
  40. Local Roads (p. 227-228)
  41. Local Cures (p. 229-230)
  42. Old Irish Tales (p. 231-232)
  43. Local Patron Saint (p. 233-237)
  44. Song (p. 237-238)
  45. Strange Animals (p. 239-240)
  46. Churning (p. 241-242)
  47. Old Schools (p. 243-244)
  48. Old Graveyard (p. 245-247)
  49. Collection of Prayers (p. 248-249)
  50. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 250-251)
  51. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 252-254)
  52. Old Crafts (p. 255-257)
  53. Clothes Made Locally (p. 258-259)
Origin information
Kilmeedy, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 496, p. 134-259)
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KilmeedyCill MídeKilmeedyKilmeedyConnello UpperLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0496/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Limerick 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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