Girley, Kells

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Girley, Kells (school) (Girley, Co. Meath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire, Bean Uí Mhic Mheanmain.

Original reference: 0704/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Meath schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 002)
  2. Weather-Lore (p. 003)
  3. Old Crafts - Candle-Making (p. 004)
  4. Local Cures (p. 005)
  5. Local Cure (p. 006)
  6. Cnoc na Teine (p. 007)
  7. Old Girley School (p. 008)
  8. Cure of Ringworm (p. 009)
  9. Fields in the Locality (p. 010)
  10. Care of the Feet (p. 011)
  11. Old Shrove-Tide (p. 012)
  12. Girley Moat (p. 013)
  13. Fields in the Locality (p. 014)
  14. Big Wind (p. 015)
  15. Food in Olden Times (p. 016)
  16. Funny Story (p. 017)
  17. Birds of the Locality (p. 018)
  18. Irish Words Used in English (p. 019)
  19. Drewstown (p. 020)
  20. Basket-Making (p. 021)
  21. Strange Story (p. 022)
  22. Old Houses (p. 023)
  23. Hidden Treasure (p. 024-025)
  24. Hidden Treasure (p. 026)
  25. Stones at Drewstown (p. 027)
  26. Churning (p. 028-029)
  27. Local Forges (p. 030)
  28. Local Games (p. 031-032)
  29. Local Games (p. 033-034)
  30. Local Games (p. 035)
  31. Children's Game (p. 036)
  32. Large You Large On (p. 037)
Origin information
Girley, Co. Meath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 704, p. 1-37)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Ringworm   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
School location
GirleyAn GhreallaighGirleyGirleyKells UpperMeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0704/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Meath 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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