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Cill Mhuire, Sráid na Cathrach

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cill Mhuire, Sráid na Cathrach (school) (Mullagh, Co. Clare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Tomás Ó Conaill.

Original reference: 0624/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Clare schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 501-502)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 502-503)
  3. Convenient to the village of Quilty in the townland of Emlagh there is a very large fort much larger than any of the kind known. (p. 503-504)
  4. Scéalta Greannmhara (p. 505-506)
  5. Tomhaiseanna (p. 506-507)
  6. Tomhaiseanna (p. 507)
  7. Tomhaiseanna (p. 508)
  8. Tomhais (p. 508)
  9. Comharthaí na hAimsire - Ón Spéir, An Ghaoth, Na hÉanlaithe, Na hAinmhithe, An Nádúr, Ceo Bóthair (p. 509-510)
  10. Daoine Cáiliúla - Fir Láidre - Dubhán Mór (p. 511)
  11. Bá Loinge 1907 - Fir Chróga (p. 512-513)
  12. Snámhaí Maith agus Bádóir Cáiliúil - Tomás Ó Baoighill (p. 514-515)
  13. Fir Reatha - Fir Mhaithe Siúil - Fir Léime (p. 515-516)
  14. Stoirm Mhór - Oíche na Gaoithe Móire (p. 516-518)
  15. Great Malone (p. 517a)
  16. Scoileanna Scairte (p. 518-519)
  17. Seancheirdeanna (p. 519-521)
  18. Pósaithe (p. 522-523)
  19. Place Names (p. 524-525)
  20. Place Names (p. 525-526)
  21. Old Cures (p. 527-529)
  22. Toy-Making and Hobbies (p. 530-531)
  23. Days of Good and Bad Luck (p. 531-532)
  24. Beggars (p. 533)
  25. Old Forts (p. 534)
  26. Old Forts (p. 535-536)
  27. Old Forts (p. 537)
  28. Poets (p. 538)
  29. Poets - The Maiden's Dream (p. 539-541)
  30. Famine (1846-1847) (p. 542-543)
  31. Famine (p. 543-544)
  32. My Village (p. 545-546)
  33. My Townland (p. 546-547)
  34. Other Riddles (p. 547-551)
  35. Riddles (p. 551-553)
  36. Riddles (p. 553-555)
  37. Old Cures (p. 556-557)
  38. Old Cures (p. 558-559)
  39. Old Sayings (p. 560-568)
  40. St Joseph's Well (p. 569)
  41. Farm Animals (p. 570-571)
  42. Care of the Feet (p. 572)
  43. Blacksmith and the Forge (p. 573-574)
  44. Fairs and Fairgreens (p. 575)
  45. Fairs and Fairgreens (p. 575)
  46. Landlords (p. 576-577)
  47. Food in Olden Times (p. 577-578)
  48. Hurling and Football (p. 578-579)
  49. Stories of the Fianna - Diarmuid and Gráinne (p. 580-581)
  50. Finn and the Monarch of the World. During the time of Finn there was a very strong man living in the east and he heard about Finn and his men and he resolved to kill them. (p. 581-583)
  51. Without title (p. 583-584)
  52. Oscar and the Scottish Giant (p. 584)
  53. Fireside Stories - The King's Servant (p. 585-588)
  54. King's Daughter (p. 588-590)
  55. Story (p. 590-591)
  56. Bread in Olden Times (p. 591-592)
  57. Buying and Selling (p. 593-594)
  58. Buying and Selling (p. 594-595)
  59. Houses of Old (p. 595)
  60. Giants and Witches (p. 596-597)
  61. Story of Biddy Early (p. 597-598)
  62. Giant and the Dwarf (p. 598-599)
  63. Mermaids (p. 600)
  64. A mermaid comprises half a woman and half a fish. From the waist upwards is a real woman with a head of hair about two feet long hanging down to her waist and a pretty features as can be seen on any living woman of to-day. (p. 601)
  65. Ruins of the District - Tromore Castle (p. 602-606)
  66. Old Prayers (p. 607-608)
Origin information
Mullagh, Co. Clare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 624, p. 500-608)
English  irish  
Treasure troves--Folklore
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Shipwrecks   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   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)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Mermaids   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0624/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Clare 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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