Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Mhaing (school) (Muingatlaunlush, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Christine Nic Gearaild.

Original reference: 0444/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Townlands in School District (p. 075)
  2. Local Cures (p. 075-076)
  3. Maugha Bonfire (p. 077-080)
  4. Skelligs List (p. 080-081)
  5. My pen it hits on Katy Fitz, ¶ A damsel light and merry, ¶ Another year will just appear, ¶ Before she will marry... (p. 081-083)
  6. Riddles (p. 084-087)
  7. Story (p. 088)
  8. Story (p. 089-090)
  9. Story (p. 091)
  10. Story (p. 091-092)
  11. Story (p. 092-093)
  12. Story (p. 093-094)
  13. Siobhan agus Dómhnall (p. 094-096)
  14. Hedge-Schools (p. 097)
  15. Story of the Holy Family (p. 098)
  16. Churning (p. 099-100)
  17. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 101-102)
  18. Food in Olden Times (p. 103)
  19. Collection of Prayers (p. 104-105)
  20. Proverbs (p. 106-109)
  21. Bread (p. 110-112)
  22. My School District (p. 113)
  23. Local Place Names (p. 114-115)
  24. Bird-Lore (p. 116-117)
  25. Herbs (p. 118-119)
  26. Potato Crop (p. 120-121)
  27. Festival Customs (p. 122-125)
  28. Care of the Feet (p. 126-127)
  29. Local Forge (p. 128)
  30. Clothes Made Locally (p. 129)
  31. Local Fairs (p. 130)
  32. Landlord (p. 131)
  33. Buying and Selling (p. 132)
  34. Old Houses (p. 133)
  35. Games I Play (p. 134)
  36. Local Roads (p. 135)
  37. Weather-Lore (p. 136-137)
  38. Local Marriage Customs (p. 138-139)
  39. Bird-Lore (p. 140-141)
  40. Homemade Toys (p. 142)
  41. Lore of Certain Days (p. 143)
  42. Travelling Folk (p. 144)
  43. Local Poets (p. 145)
  44. Old Graveyards (p. 146)
  45. Leipreachan or Mermaid (p. 147)
  46. Local Heroes (p. 148)
  47. Severe Weather (p. 149)
  48. Famine Times (p. 150)
  49. Old Crafts (p. 151)
  50. Story (p. 152-159)
  51. Holy Wells (p. 160-167)
Origin information
Muingatlaunlush, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 444, p. 74-167)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Secret societies   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0444/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kerry 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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