Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Bloomhill (school) (Cloncraff or Bloomhill, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher C. Nic Annraoi.

Original reference: 0812/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Béaloideas - Cnoc na mBláth - A Funny Story (p. 377-378)
  2. Béaloideas - Cnoc na mBláth - A Funny Story (p. 378-379)
  3. Béaloideas - Cnoc na mBláth - A Funny Story (p. 379-380)
  4. Béaloideas - Cnoc na mBláth - A Funny Story (p. 380-381)
  5. Béaloideas - Cnoc na mBláth - A Funny Story (p. 381-382)
  6. Story (p. 383)
  7. Riddles (p. 384-388)
  8. Weather-Lore (p. 389-390)
  9. Local Heroes (p. 390-393)
  10. Local Happenings (p. 393-397)
  11. Severe Weather (p. 398-399)
  12. Old Schools (p. 399-401)
  13. Old Crafts (p. 401-403)
  14. Local Marriage Customs (p. 403-405)
  15. Local Place Names (p. 406-410)
  16. Bird-Lore (p. 411-413)
  17. Local Cures (p. 413-416)
  18. Homemade Toys (p. 416-418)
  19. Lore of Certain Days (p. 418-419)
  20. Travelling Folk (p. 419-420)
  21. Stories about Caves (p. 420-421)
  22. Local Poets (p. 421-425)
  23. Fairy Forts (p. 425-428)
  24. Famine Times (p. 429-430)
  25. Local Roads (p. 430-431)
  26. Games I Play (p. 432-435)
  27. My Home District (p. 436-437)
  28. Our Holy Wells (p. 438-439)
  29. Herbs (p. 439-442)
  30. Potato Crop (p. 442-445)
  31. Proverbs (p. 446-448)
  32. Feasts (p. 449-455)
  33. Care of Farm Animals (p. 455-458)
  34. Churning (p. 458-461)
  35. Care of the Feet (p. 461-462)
  36. Local Forges (p. 463-464)
  37. Local Patron Saint (p. 465-468)
  38. Local Fairs (p. 468-471)
  39. Food in Olden Times (p. 471-474)
  40. Bread (p. 474-476)
  41. Buying and Selling (p. 477-479)
  42. Old Houses (p. 479-482)
  43. Old Story (p. 482-483)
  44. Landlord (p. 484)
  45. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 485-486)
  46. Local Monuments (p. 487)
  47. Giants and Warriors (p. 487-488)
  48. Leipreachán or Mermaid (p. 488-491)
  49. Local Ruins (p. 491-492)
  50. Old Graveyards (p. 493-494)
  51. Collection of Prayers (p. 495-496)
  52. Objects of Value (p. 497)
  53. Strange Animals (p. 498-499)
Origin information
Cloncraff or Bloomhill, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 812, p. 376-499)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
School location
Cloncraff or BloomhillCluain CreamhaCloncraff or BloomhillClonmacnoiseGarrycastleOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0812/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Offaly 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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