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Baile Mór Síl Anmchadha (Laurencetown)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Baile Mór Síl Anmchadha (Laurencetown) (school) (Laurencetown, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Ó Cogaidhín.

Original reference: 0055/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 0095-0098)
  2. Riddles (p. 0099-0109)
  3. Funny Stories (p. 0105)
  4. Funny Stories (p. 0105)
  5. Funny Stories - First Day at Races (p. 0106)
  6. Funny Stories (p. 0107)
  7. Proverbs (p. 0108)
  8. Old Cures (p. 0110-0114)
  9. Festival Customs (p. 0115-0116)
  10. Festival Customs - New Year's Night (p. 0117)
  11. Festival Customs - Twelfth Night (p. 0117-0118)
  12. Festival Customs - St Brigid's Night (p. 0118-0119)
  13. Festival Customs - Shrove Tuesday (p. 0119)
  14. Festival Customs - Chalk Sunday (p. 0120)
  15. Festival Customs - St Patrick's Day (p. 0120)
  16. Festival Customs - Easter Sunday (p. 0121)
  17. Festival Customs - Whit Sunday (p. 0121)
  18. Festival Customs - May Day (p. 0122)
  19. Festival Customs - St John's Night (p. 0123)
  20. Festival Customs - November Night (p. 0123-0125)
  21. Festival Customs - St Martin's Day (p. 0126)
  22. Buying and Selling (p. 0127-0128)
  23. Food (p. 0129-0130)
  24. Old Crafts (p. 0131-0132)
  25. Local Fairs (p. 0133-0134)
  26. All Saints Well (p. 0135-0136)
  27. Hurling (p. 0137-0138)
  28. Burying the Bridog (p. 0139)
  29. Old Forts (p. 0140-0141)
  30. King Kieran (p. 0142-0144)
  31. Lisheen (p. 0145-0147)
  32. Lisheen (p. 0147-0148)
  33. Cnoc na Méar (p. 0149-0150)
  34. Local Landlords (p. 0151-0162)
  35. Old Houses (p. 0163-0165)
  36. Old Houses (p. 0163-0164)
  37. Churning (p. 0166-0167)
  38. Care of the Feet (p. 0168)
  39. Travelling Folk (p. 0169-0170)
  40. Old Story (p. 0171)
  41. Old Story (p. 0171)
  42. Old Story (p. 0172)
  43. Fairy Stoires (p. 0173-0175)
  44. Local History (p. 0175-0176)
  45. Local Heroes (p. 0177-0179)
  46. Severe Weather (p. 0180)
  47. Old Schools (p. 0181)
  48. Old Crafts (p. 0182)
  49. Local Marriage Customs (p. 0183-0184)
  50. Lore of Certain Days (p. 0185)
  51. Poets (p. 0186)
  52. Famine (p. 0187)
  53. In the Penal Times (p. 0188)
  54. Houses (p. 0189)
  55. Local Forge (p. 0190-0193)
  56. Banshee (p. 0194-0196)
  57. Haunted Places (p. 0197-0204)
  58. There was a famous Coursing Field down in Lismany. (p. 0205)
  59. Laurences (p. 0206-0211)
  60. Old Market House (p. 0212)
  61. Story (p. 0213-0214)
  62. Local Irish Place Names (p. 0215-0219)
  63. Sarsfield, when retreating after the battle of Aughrin, passed with half a mile of Laurencetown. (p. 0220)
  64. It is told that after the fall of St. Ruth in the battle of Aughrin, the British advanced from their position at Urrachree... (p. 0221-0222)
  65. Story (p. 0223)
Origin information
Laurencetown, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 55, p. 94-223)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
New Year   linked data (lcsh)
Epiphany   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Pentecost Festival   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Martin's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Sarsfield, Patrick, Earl of Lucan, d. 1693   linked data (viaf)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
School location
LaurencetownAn Baile MórLaurencetownClonfertLongfordGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0055/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway 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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