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Wilkinstown

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

Original reference: 0711/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Meath schools

  1. Homemade Ointment - An Old Cure for Piles and Pimples (p. 001)
  2. The skin of a raw potato was known as a cure for a burn. (p. 001)
  3. Remedy for Earache (p. 002)
  4. Cure for Rheumatism (p. 002)
  5. There is an old well in Wilkinstown bog called Emlagh Well. (p. 002)
  6. One of the fields in the townland of Demailestown is called 'Raheen'. (p. 003-004)
  7. One of the fields in Cohiltown is called the 'Fire Tree Field'... (p. 005)
  8. Irish Words Used in the District (p. 006-009)
  9. Old Cures (p. 010)
  10. Old Cures (p. 011)
  11. Old Cures (p. 012)
  12. Old Cures (p. 013)
  13. Old Cures (p. 013)
  14. Old Cures (p. 014)
  15. Old Cures (p. 014)
  16. Customs at Wakes and Funerals (p. 015-016)
  17. Various Beliefs and Superstitions of the District (p. 017-018)
  18. Story of the Rack Field (p. 019-020)
  19. Bishop's Field (p. 020-023)
  20. Custom of Long Ago (p. 024)
  21. Old Cave (p. 025)
  22. Pot of Gold (p. 026-027)
  23. Bishop's Gate (p. 028)
  24. First Use of Tea in Wilkinstown (p. 029-030)
  25. Roads of the District (p. 031-033)
  26. Hill of the Cave (p. 034)
  27. St Brigid's Cross (p. 035-036)
  28. Story of the Famine Time (p. 036-037)
  29. Story About the 'Lios' in the Gravel Hole Field (p. 037-038)
  30. Another Story of the Gravel Hole 'Lios' (p. 039-040)
  31. Story of Fairies and a Fence (p. 040-041)
  32. Important Days and Their Customs (p. 042-044)
  33. Important Days and Their Customs - St Brigid Will Pray for the Household (p. 045-047)
  34. Important Days and Their Customs - Whitsunday (p. 048)
  35. Important Days and Their Customs - Halloween (p. 049)
  36. Important Days and Their Customs - New Year's Day (p. 050)
  37. Important Days and Their Customs (p. 051-052)
  38. Old Wise Saying 'I Know Says the Crow' (p. 053)
  39. Old Wise Saying 'Just Going to Do it Like the Priests Girl' (p. 053-054)
  40. Games I Play (p. 055-057)
  41. Games I Play (p. 057-058)
  42. Travelling Folk (p. 059-061)
  43. Buying and Selling (p. 062-063)
  44. Buying and Selling (p. 064)
  45. Local Fairs (p. 065)
  46. Local Fairs (p. 066)
  47. Food in Olden Times (p. 067-069)
  48. Boxty Bread (p. 069-070)
  49. Potato Bread (p. 070)
  50. Food in the Olden Times (p. 071-073)
  51. Buying and Selling (p. 073-074)
  52. My Home District (p. 075-077)
  53. My Townland (p. 078-080)
  54. Our District (p. 080-082)
  55. Story about the Penal Times - The Curates Cave (p. 082-083)
  56. Story about a Tree (p. 083)
  57. Story about the Penal Times - The Lucky Quarry (p. 084)
  58. Old Crafts - The Making of Candles (p. 085)
  59. Penal Times (p. 086)
  60. Marriage Customs (p. 087)
  61. Local Marriage Customs (p. 088-092)
  62. Wedding Customs (p. 093)
  63. Marriages (p. 094-095)
  64. Local Marriage Customs (p. 095-097)
  65. Old Crafts - making of Rush Candles (p. 098-099)
  66. Leather Tanning (p. 100)
  67. Old Crafts - The Making of a Basket (p. 101)
  68. Making of Bread (p. 102)
  69. Story of the Penal Days (p. 103-104)
  70. Old Schools (p. 104-105)
  71. Old Schools (p. 105-106)
  72. Local Heroes (p. 107)
  73. Potato Crop (p. 108-109)
  74. Potato Crop (p. 110-112)
  75. Potato Crop (p. 112-113)
  76. Bird-Lore (p. 114-115)
  77. Bird-Lore (p. 116-117)
  78. Bird-Lore (p. 118-120)
  79. Old Houses (p. 121-122)
  80. Old Houses (p. 122-124)
  81. Old Ruins (p. 124-125)
  82. Strange Animal (p. 126)
  83. Strange Animal (p. 126-127)
  84. Religious Story II (p. 128)
  85. Religious Story III (p. 128)
  86. Old Irish Times (p. 129)
  87. Old Irish Times (p. 129)
  88. Religious Story (p. 130)
  89. Religious Story (p. 131-132)
  90. Old Story (p. 132-135)
  91. Graveyards (p. 136-137)
  92. Another Story about Goban Saor (p. 138-139)
  93. Another Story of the Goban Saor (p. 140)
  94. Another Story of the Goban Saor (p. 141)
  95. Leprechaun (p. 142-143)
  96. Strange Animals (p. 144)
  97. Local Monument (p. 144)
  98. Irish Words People Use When Talking (p. 145)
  99. Custom for Halloween (p. 145)
  100. Old Story (p. 146-147)
  101. Weeds of the Farm (p. 148-149)
  102. Local Football Match (p. 150)
  103. Story about a Landlord (p. 150-151)
  104. Local Cures (p. 152)
  105. Local Cures (p. 153)
  106. Prayer to be Said When Going to Bed (p. 153)
  107. Collection of Prayer (p. 154)
  108. Herbs (p. 155)
  109. Herbs (p. 156)
  110. Weather-Lore (p. 157-158)
  111. Hidden Treasure (p. 159)
  112. Funny Story (p. 159-160)
  113. Old Story (p. 161-162)
  114. 1798 in Meath (p. 162-163)
  115. Fairy Story (p. 163-166)
  116. Ghost Field (p. 167-168)
Origin information
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 711, p. 1a-168)
Languages
English  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Meath
Burns and scalds   linked data (lcsh)
Earache   linked data (lcsh)
Rheumatism   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Death--Folklore
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Pentecost Festival   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Food--Folklore
Bread--Folklore
local legends   linked data (afset)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Tanning   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Birds--Folklore
Dwellings--Folklore
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Weather--Folklore
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
School location
WilkinstownBaile UilcínWilkinstownKilberryMorgallionMeath
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5008995
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0711/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Meath 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:50089955>
Funding
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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