Nicker (C.), Pallas Green

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Nicker (C.), Pallas Green (school) (Nicker, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Miss Annie Kelly.

Original reference: 0518/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Games We Play (p. 201A)
  2. Local Forge (p. 202A-203A)
  3. Old Graveyard (p. 204A)
  4. My Home District (p. 205A-206A)
  5. Fairy Forts (p. 207A)
  6. Local Ruins (p. 208A)
  7. Potato Crop (p. 209A)
  8. Collection of Riddles (p. 210A-211A)
  9. Old Houses (p. 212A)
  10. Clothes Made Locally (p. 213A)
  11. Herbs (p. 214A)
  12. Local Fairs (p. 215A)
  13. Local Marriages (p. 216A)
  14. Care of the Feet (p. 217A)
  15. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 218A)
  16. Buying and Selling (p. 219)
  17. Local Cures (p. 220-221)
  18. Holy Wells (p. 222)
  19. Bird-Lore (p. 223-225)
  20. Singing Games - Jenny Joe (p. 226-228)
  21. Singing Game - Sally Go Round the Moon (p. 229)
  22. Ring a Ring a Rosie (p. 229)
  23. Are ye Ready for a Fight? (p. 230)
  24. What Is Poor Mary Weeping for? (p. 231-232)
  25. Dickedy, Dickedy, Dock!!! (p. 233)
  26. Festival Customs (p. 234-236)
  27. Local Place Names (p. 237-238)
  28. Hidden Treasure (p. 239)
  29. Local Heroes (p. 240-242)
  30. Proverbs (p. 243-244)
  31. Old Crafts (p. 245)
  32. Local Cures (p. 246)
  33. Famine Times (p. 247)
  34. Old Crafts - Barrel-Making (p. 248-250)
  35. Cooper's Compass Made of Oak (p. 249)
  36. Collection of Prayers (p. 251-252)
  37. Food in Olden Times (p. 253-254)
  38. Severe Weather (p. 255)
  39. Weather-Lore (p. 256-257)
  40. Hurling (p. 258)
  41. Local Landlords (p. 259)
  42. Herbs (p. 260)
  43. Candle-Making (p. 261)
  44. Local Prayers (p. 262-263)
  45. Tommy Saunders (p. 264)
  46. Historical Tradition (p. 265)
Origin information
Nicker, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 518, p. 200A-265)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Coopering   linked data (afset)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
School location
NickerAn CoinicéarNickerGreanCoonaghLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0518/5

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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