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Chúil Árd (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Chúil Árd (C.) (school) (Coolard, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire Ní Liaghain.

Original reference: 0401/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Old Story (p. 273-276)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 277-278)
  3. Hidden Treasure (p. 278-279)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 280-282)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 282-283)
  6. Riddles (p. 284-288)
  7. Signs of the Weather (p. 288-290)
  8. Old Story (p. 291-292)
  9. Old Story (p. 293-294)
  10. Old Story (p. 295)
  11. Old Story (p. 296)
  12. Local Heroes (p. 297)
  13. Local Heroes (p. 298)
  14. Long ago there lived a man named Shaun Murnane and he was a great fiddler. (p. 299-300)
  15. Marriage Customs (p. 301-303)
  16. Place Names (p. 304-306)
  17. Games I Play (p. 307-309)
  18. Place Names (p. 310-312)
  19. St Bartholomew's Well (p. 313-314)
  20. Travelling Folk (p. 315-316)
  21. Travelling Folk (p. 317-319)
  22. Travelling Folk (p. 319-320)
  23. Travelling Folk (p. 320-321)
  24. My Home District (p. 322)
  25. My Home District (p. 323-324)
  26. My Home District (p. 325)
  27. My Home District (p. 326)
  28. My Home District (p. 327-328)
  29. Linen (p. 329)
  30. Woollen Cloth (p. 330)
  31. Candle-Making (p. 331)
  32. Lime-Kilns (p. 332)
  33. Churning (p. 333)
  34. Fairy Forts (p. 334-335)
  35. Mike Buckley of Coolkeragh went to Denis Connor's fort... (p. 336-337)
  36. There is an incident told about Hegarty's fort. (p. 338-339)
  37. One day a man went into a fort nearby... (p. 340)
  38. Local Cures (p. 341)
  39. Local Cures (p. 342)
  40. Local Cures (p. 343)
  41. Local Cures (p. 343-344)
  42. Local Cures (p. 344-347)
  43. About fifty years ago there lived at Duagh a family of the O'Sullivn's. (p. 347-349)
  44. A man was drawing home hay one day from a meadow. (p. 349-351)
  45. There was once a fort that was built in Coolkeragh... (p. 351-353)
  46. One night a man was coming from Listowel. (p. 354)
  47. The gabha beag was a wee black-smith named James Nolan,... (p. 355-360)
  48. Fairy Story (p. 360-362)
  49. Old Story (p. 363-364)
  50. Caves of Guhard (p. 365-367)
  51. Caves of Guhard (p. 367-368)
  52. Weeds (p. 369-370)
  53. Weeds (p. 370-371)
  54. My father sets about an acre of potatoes every year. (p. 372)
  55. Setting Drills (p. 373)
  56. Care of Potatoes (p. 374-375)
  57. Digging Potatoes (p. 375-376)
  58. Old Story (p. 377-378)
  59. Old Story (p. 379-380)
  60. Old Story (p. 380-381)
  61. Proverbs (p. 382-387)
  62. Pishogues (p. 388-389)
  63. Pishogues (p. 390)
  64. Bread in Olden Times (p. 416-391)
  65. Houses Long Ago (p. 392-393)
  66. It is said if you put a part of a plough in the fire another person could not make her butter. (p. 394)
  67. If birds came down the chimney and went out the door it would be the sign of bad luck. (p. 395)
  68. About one hundred and twenty years ago, poor travelling women went around the country called Connacht women. (p. 396-398)
  69. Local Happenings (p. 399-401)
  70. Land League (p. 401-402)
  71. Forge (p. 403-404)
  72. Tailoring (p. 405)
  73. Shoemakers (p. 406-407)
  74. August 15th (p. 408-409)
  75. Chalk Sunday (p. 409-410)
  76. St Brigid's Day (p. 410-411)
  77. St Martin's Day (p. 412)
  78. St Stephen's Day (p. 413-414)
  79. It was in the time of the Landleague,... (p. 415-416)
  80. Pishogues (p. 417-418)
  81. Long ago people used to make spancels out of the snare of the cows' tails. (p. 418-419)
Origin information
Coolard, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 401, p. 272-419)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Gangs   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Martin's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CoolardAn Chúil ArdCoolardGaleyIraghticonnorKerry
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0401/5

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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