Dún Drongáin (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Dún Drongáin (B.) (school) (Drangan, Co. Tipperary), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Diarmuid Ó Gormáin.

Original reference: 0557/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Tipperary schools

  1. Áit Seo (p. 131-132)
  2. Clog Teana (p. 133)
  3. Magh Gabhraí (p. 133)
  4. Baile Nua (p. 134)
  5. Michael Cusack (p. 135)
  6. Bishop Butler (p. 136-137)
  7. Cahill's Bridge (p. 138-139)
  8. Tadhg Ó Meachair (p. 140)
  9. Ruins of Churches Around Drangan (p. 141-142)
  10. Place Names in the Locality (p. 143-144)
  11. Riddles (p. 144-152)
  12. Old Cures (p. 153-154)
  13. Burning of the Woman (p. 155-156)
  14. Maggie Drew told me that one night a man was playing cards in a house in Lismoyna with a lot of other men. (p. 156-157)
  15. There is a hollow in Michael Hall's field Magowry about twenty yards from the church (p. 157)
  16. Old Castle (p. 158)
  17. There did a man by the name of Reid live in a castle in Modeshil. (p. 159)
  18. In former times Magoury was a parish an Monks lived there. (p. 160)
  19. A long time ago when the Monks were in Magoury one Monk named Declan had a habit of reading his Office under a certain tree. (p. 160-161)
  20. There is an old story about Gleann na Muice Duibe bridge. (p. 161-162)
  21. Tom Phelan was a great weight-thrower. (p. 162)
  22. The house in which Rev Father Moloney curate of Mullinahone lives in (p. 162)
  23. Local Beliefs about the Weather (p. 162)
  24. Folklore (p. 163)
  25. In Priestown cave there are a lot of little rooms (p. 163-164)
  26. Proverbs (p. 165)
  27. Folklore (p. 166)
  28. Folklore (p. 167)
  29. Way to Make a Crib (p. 167-168)
  30. Local Poet (p. 169-170)
  31. Exile (p. 171-172)
  32. Red Blood of Ireland Flows in England (Rossa's Prison Life) (p. 172-174)
  33. Slievenamon - A Tale (p. 175-178)
  34. Halloween (p. 179-181)
  35. Slievenamon (p. 181-182)
  36. Local Poet (p. 183)
  37. Local Poet (p. 184)
  38. Moonlight on Slievenamon (p. 185-188)
  39. Irish Volunteers in 1913-14 (p. 189-190)
  40. Boys who Fight (p. 191-192)
  41. Cloneen (The Meeting of the Bright Boys) (p. 193-195)
  42. Reverie - 1912 (p. 195-198)
  43. Ancient Monument (p. 199-200)
  44. Ballylusky (p. 201)
  45. Ballylusky (p. 202)
  46. Shanakyle (p. 203)
  47. Sparrow's Fort (p. 203)
  48. Roads (p. 204-205)
  49. Old Sayings (p. 206)
  50. Relief Scheme in Famine Times (p. 206-208)
  51. Story (p. 209)
  52. Story (p. 209)
  53. Story (p. 210)
  54. Folklore (p. 210)
  55. Story (p. 211)
  56. Story (p. 211)
  57. Carrigshock of Tipperary (p. 212-214)
  58. Banning of the Song Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó in this Parish (p. 215-216)
  59. Ghost Story? (p. 216-217)
  60. Roads (p. 218)
  61. William Quirk, Hedge-Schoolmaster (p. 219)
  62. Another hedge schoolmaster lived at the Rookery (p. 220)
  63. Another was named Jeremiah Dunne (p. 220)
  64. Poor Scholar (p. 220-221)
  65. Hidden Gold (p. 222)
  66. Old Roads (p. 222)
  67. Holy Wells (p. 222-223)
  68. There is a lake in the Galtee mountains called Muscree and there is a tradition in the Glen of Aherlow that the last snake St Patrick banished (p. 224)
  69. It is said that Cromwell when he was coming from Clonmel to Kilkenny went down the Magoury boreen. (p. 224-225)
  70. Story Told Locally (p. 226)
  71. Lios na bhFeart (p. 227)
  72. My mother told me a story about a woman that lived up in Donovan's old house. (p. 227-228)
  73. One morning years ago my Great-Grandmother was going milking a goat (p. 229)
  74. Some of Colmcille's prophesies are that before the end of the world (p. 229)
  75. Old Customs (p. 229-230)
  76. Headless Coach (p. 230-231)
  77. My father told me a story about one of Cromwell's men (p. 231)
  78. Long ago a woman's spirit was going around. She was called Petticoat Loose. (p. 231-232)
  79. One night whenMickey Drewe was going by Lane's hill he saw a bed on the top of the hill + a dead man in it. (p. 232-233)
  80. One night a man was going home and he found a boheenta's comb. (p. 233)
  81. It is said that the banshee follows (p. 233)
  82. There was a man of the Cahil's. (p. 234-235)
  83. Child's Impressions of Charles Kickham on the Occasion of his Visit to Drangan Convent about the Year 1875 (p. 236-237)
  84. Martley - A Thorn in the Side of the Ascendancy Party (p. 238-239)
  85. Roads (p. 240)
  86. Old Church (p. 240)
  87. Oldest Families (p. 241)
  88. Bosheen Jones (p. 241)
  89. Old Churches (p. 242)
  90. Tadhg Ó Meachair (p. 243)
  91. Mill (p. 243)
  92. Earl of Glengall (p. 243)
  93. Old Mill (p. 244)
  94. Roads (p. 244)
  95. Cromwell's Army (p. 245)
  96. Coolguill (p. 246)
  97. Fanning's Castle (p. 246)
  98. Famine Times (p. 247)
  99. Underground Walled Compartment (p. 248)
  100. Rogation Superstition (p. 249)
  101. Hidden Gold (p. 250)
  102. Birds (p. 251-252)
  103. There was a man by the name of Martin Costello living in Capnagrawn and he used to be able to do a lot of tricks. (p. 253)
  104. Martin Costello was going through a garden one day and there were two men cutting corn with hooks. (p. 254-255)
  105. I heard this story from Pierce Phelan Priestown. (p. 256)
  106. This School (Drangan Boys') was used as the Parish Church until the present church was built in 1863. (p. 257)
  107. Conscription (p. 258-259)
  108. Coolquill Castle (p. 258)
  109. Knockinglass (p. 260-263)
  110. Donovan's Fort (p. 264)
  111. Old Church (p. 265)
  112. Near this old church there is a Big House. (p. 265)
  113. Kilbranor Church (p. 265)
  114. Graystown Castle Near Killenaule (p. 266)
  115. Near the village of Moyglass is to be seen the ruins of a church. (p. 266)
  116. Bishop's House in Shangarry (p. 267)
  117. Before Fr. Fox built the church in Drangan (now the national school) (p. 267-268)
  118. Slievenamon (p. 269-270)
  119. Poet (p. 271)
  120. Drangan River (p. 271-272)
Origin information
Drangan, Co. Tipperary
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 557, p. 129-272)
English  irish  
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Brigands and robbers   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
diviners   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Vikings   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0557/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Tipperary schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:49222235>
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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