Maghcromtha (B.)

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Maghcromtha (B.) (school) (Macroom, Co. Cork), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Pádraig Ó Deasmhumhna.

Original reference: 0342/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cork schools

  1. Holy Wells in District (p. 171)
  2. trí na chéile : malluighthe : aingceis... (p. 172)
  3. O' Flynns were the ruling Irish family in Macroom and Mukerry Barony. (p. 173)
  4. 1848 - Two local men - at least - fought in 1848 with Smith O' Brien at Ballingarry. (p. 174-175)
  5. The chief local "estate" was the Bantry Estate owned by Lord Bantry. (p. 176)
  6. There was a "faction" in a neighbouring parish (Ballyvourney) which had many "results" at the fairs and markets of Macroom. (p. 177)
  7. Horse-racing was carried on here a good deal long ago. (p. 178)
  8. When commencing a game of football etc, two players stand out. (p. 178)
  9. Family Nicknames (p. 179)
  10. Battle-Field (p. 180)
  11. Mornán (p. 182)
  12. Tallon Iron (p. 182)
  13. Bodhrán (p. 182)
  14. Hanging Tables (p. 182)
  15. The following Irish words represent the pronunciation locally. (p. 183)
  16. Dane's Rock, Carraig a' Scabail, Glaisín a' Phúca, Carraig Uí hIarlaithe... (p. 184)
  17. Stampy (p. 185)
  18. Easter Sunday (p. 186)
  19. Christmas Eve (p. 186)
  20. Cleas na Péiste (p. 187)
  21. Cromlech: Townland of Bealick - on Ordinance map. (p. 188)
  22. A bronze sword - found by Amy O' Leary, Carrigamine Macroom in 1934. (p. 189)
  23. Piseoga (p. 190-191)
  24. St Brigid's Eve (p. 192)
  25. Christmas Eve (p. 192-193)
  26. When a person dies, nobody stirs for awhile. (p. 194-198)
  27. "Matchmaking" is still very common in this district. (p. 199-201)
  28. Local Games (p. 202)
  29. Cases of "haunting" are told in the district. (p. 203-207)
  30. "Fairyland" - applied to a townland near Carrigafooka Bridge, 3 miles west of Macroom. (p. 203)
  31. The "Banshee" is believed in - by a good many in this district. (p. 203)
  32. Beggars or "travelling men" were common some years ago, and afforded the only means of communication in many cases between relatives in distant parishes. (p. 208)
  33. Stories (p. 209)
  34. Stories (p. 210-211)
  35. Stories (p. 212-213)
  36. Stories (p. 214-215)
  37. Stories (p. 216-217)
  38. Stories (p. 218-219)
  39. Stories (p. 220-221)
  40. Macroom Races 1814 (p. 222-225)
  41. Scéal (p. 226-227)
  42. Seanscéal (p. 228-229)
  43. Seanscéal (p. 230)
  44. Seanscéal (p. 231)
  45. Seanscéal (p. 232)
  46. Seanscéal (p. 233)
  47. Seanscéal (p. 234)
  48. Seanscéal (p. 235)
  49. Seanscéal (p. 236)
  50. Seanscéal (p. 237)
  51. Seanscéal (p. 238)
  52. Seanscéal (p. 239)
  53. Seanscéal (p. 240-241)
  54. Seanscéal (p. 242)
  55. Seanscéal (p. 243)
  56. Ancient Dress Custom - Remains of Hooded Cloaks (p. 244-245)
  57. Leisge dul ag codhlad, leisge ag eírge, an timcheall chun na h-oibre is an chómhgar chun an bhídh. (p. 246-247)
  58. Story (p. 248)
  59. Story (p. 249)
  60. Story (p. 250-251)
  61. Story (p. 252-253)
  62. Story (p. 254-255)
  63. Story (p. 256)
  64. Story (p. 257)
  65. Story - St Gobnait's Well, Ballyvourney (p. 258)
  66. Another St Gobnait Story (p. 259)
  67. There is a stream or Glaise 1/2 mile E. of Macroom called Glaisín a' Púca about which the following is told. (p. 260)
  68. Story (p. 261)
  69. Story (p. 262)
  70. Story about Tobar Dearg (p. 263)
  71. Story (p. 264-265)
  72. Story (p. 266-267)
  73. Story (p. 268-270)
  74. Old Song (Fragment) Sung by My Grandmother (p. 271)
  75. Tan-Yards (p. 272-274)
  76. Coopering (p. 275)
  77. Nailoring (p. 276)
  78. Brogue-Making (p. 277)
  79. Shoemaking (p. 277)
  80. Hatter (p. 278)
  81. Chandlers (p. 279)
  82. Milling (p. 280)
  83. Weaving (p. 281)
  84. It is believed that the first person to start a fire on May morning would meet no luck until the following May again. (p. 282-284)
  85. Story (p. 286-287)
  86. Story (p. 288-289)
  87. Story (p. 290-291)
  88. Story (p. 292)
  89. Story (p. 293)
  90. Story (p. 294-295)
  91. Story (p. 296-297)
  92. The local graveyard is attached to the Macroom Protestant Church off Castle Street. (p. 298)
  93. Thugas grádh cléibh duit ar spéir-bhean ar dtúis. (p. 299-302)
  94. About 6 miles north-east of the town of Macroom near the village of Ballinamorris in the parish of Aghina are the remains of an unfinished church which was partly built in the year 1836. (p. 303-305)
  95. Prayers (p. 306)
Origin information
Macroom, Co. Cork
Date created:
typeOfResource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 342, p. 170-306)
Languages
English  irish  
genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Cork (County)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Names, Personal--Folklore
Dwellings--Folklore
Bread--Folklore
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Worms   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Death--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Tanning   linked data (lcsh)
Coopering   linked data (afset)
Nail craft   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MacroomMaigh ChromthaMacroomMacroomMuskerry WestCork
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4811666
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0342/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cork 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:48116665>
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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