Cnoc Breac

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cnoc Breac (school) (Knockbrack, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Ó Conchubhair.

Original reference: 0450/6

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Food in Olden Times (p. 191)
  2. Great Flood (p. 192)
  3. Local Tale of the Parnellite Split (p. 193-194)
  4. Local Story (p. 195)
  5. Coitreach na Gruaige (p. 196)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 197-198)
  7. Weather-Lore (p. 199-200)
  8. Old Crafts - The Blacksmith (p. 201)
  9. Flax (p. 201-202)
  10. Barrel-Making (p. 203)
  11. Thatching (p. 203-204)
  12. Candle-Making (p. 205)
  13. Candle-Making (p. 205-206)
  14. Potato Crop (p. 207-208)
  15. Caoine for Simon O' Keane (p. 209-212)
  16. Song Made by Tim Mc Govern of Dromlegach on 1916 (p. 213-214)
  17. Song Made on Winning the Longford Election 1918 (p. 215-216)
  18. Song by Tadhg Mc Govern (p. 217-218)
  19. My Home District (p. 219)
  20. My Home District (p. 219-220)
  21. Knocknagoshel Mill (p. 221-222)
  22. Our Farm (p. 223)
  23. Local Proverbs (p. 224)
  24. Riddles (p. 225)
  25. Middle Creamery (p. 226-227)
  26. Three Cheers for the Green, White and Gold (p. 228)
  27. Local Poets (p. 229-231)
  28. Landlord (p. 231-234)
  29. Local Monuments (p. 235-236)
  30. Blacksmith Volunteer (p. 237-239)
  31. Forge (p. 240-241)
  32. Forges (p. 241-242)
  33. Emblems for St Patrick's Day (p. 242)
  34. Names of Fields (p. 242-243)
Origin information
Knockbrack, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 450, p. 189-243)
Rain and rainfall   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Coopering   linked data (afset)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
School location
KnockbrackAn Cnoc BreacKnockbrackBrosnaTrughanacmyKerry
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0450/6

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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