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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballyellis (school) (Ballyellis, Co. Wexford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher P. Fitzgerald.

Original reference: 0894/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Wexford schools

  1. John Montague (p. 073-075)
  2. Traditional Stories of Local Men who Fought in 1798 (p. 076-079)
  3. Traditional Stories of Local Men who Fought in 1798 - Morgan Somers (p. 080-081)
  4. Ballyellis (p. 082-089)
  5. Funny Story (p. 090-091)
  6. Start of the Insurrection in Ballyellis District (p. 092-095)
  7. Ballyellis National School (p. 096)
  8. Drummond Lane (p. 097)
  9. Old Houses (p. 098)
  10. Old Graveyards (p. 099)
  11. Funny Story (p. 100-102)
  12. 98 Story (p. 103-104)
  13. 98 Story (p. 105-106)
  14. Weather-Lore (p. 107-108)
  15. Our Churn (p. 109-110)
  16. Riddles (p. 111-113)
  17. Potatoes (p. 114-115)
  18. Local Fairs (p. 116-118)
  19. Bread (p. 119-120)
  20. On a Churn (p. 121-122)
  21. Riddles (p. 123-124)
  22. Potato Crop (p. 125-127)
  23. Riddles (p. 128-129)
  24. Travelling Folk (p. 130)
  25. Story of Austin Toole (p. 131-137)
  26. Funny Story (p. 138-139)
  27. Local Forge (p. 140-141)
  28. Hidden Treasure (p. 142)
  29. Bird-Lore (p. 143-146)
Origin information
Ballyellis, Co. Wexford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 894, p. 71-146)
Folklore--Ireland--Wexford (County)
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
School location
BallyellisBaile EilísBallyellisCarnewScarawalshWexford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0894/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Wexford 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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