Tobar Pheadair

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Tobar Pheadair (school) (Peterswell, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher P.S. Ó Muireadhaigh.

Original reference: 0059/6

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Stories (p. 0523)
  2. Stories (p. 0524-0525)
  3. Stories (p. 0525-0526)
  4. Scéalta (p. 0526)
  5. Scéalta (p. 0527)
  6. Stories (p. 0527-0528)
  7. Stories (p. 0528-0529)
  8. Stories (p. 0529-0530)
  9. Stories (p. 0530-0532)
  10. Once a man named Larkin lived near Hollymount (p. 0532-0533)
  11. There was a priest one times and he always tried to stop "Biddy Early" from curing people. (p. 0533-0534)
  12. Two men from Peterswell want back to Ballycahalan one night to steal apples (p. 0534-0536)
  13. A few years ago a young fellow named Jimmy Nolan, set out to walk to the fair. (p. 0537-0539)
  14. One night a man named Patrick Linnane was coming home from visiting one of his friends. He came to a liss... (p. 0539-0540)
  15. One evening a man was coming home from a fair in Loughrea. (p. 0541-0542)
  16. Once a man got married and had four sons (p. 0543-0544)
  17. One night two men were going from Derrybrien to Torrmacnevin (p. 0545)
  18. Long ago the people would not marry any time of the year but at Shrove. (p. 0547)
  19. Crock of Gold (p. 0547-0548)
  20. There is an old fort in Coxtown which can be seen yeT. (p. 0549)
  21. One day John Linnane of Coxtown went out shooting. (p. 0549-0550)
  22. Story about a Rock (p. 0551)
  23. Fires (p. 0551)
  24. People usually get married at Shrove and Easter. (p. 0551-0552)
  25. Penal Days (p. 0552-0553)
  26. Fire (p. 0554)
  27. Flood (p. 0554)
  28. Marriages (p. 0555-0556)
  29. Plunder (p. 0556-0557)
  30. Damage Done by Wind (p. 0557-0558)
  31. Story (p. 0559-0560)
  32. Story (p. 0561)
  33. Riddles (p. 0562)
  34. The fox is a very clever little animal; he plays many tricks so as to avoid his enemy. (p. 0563-0564)
  35. Years ago a man lived in Gort named Michael Power. (p. 0564-0565)
  36. Warts (p. 0565)
  37. During the Penal Times (p. 0566)
  38. and I'll tell you. When the boy will go up on the horse he will sneeze three time... (p. 0567)
  39. A man lived in Coxtown about thirty years ago named Martin Linnane. (p. 0567)
  40. Stones (p. 0568-0569)
  41. Stones (p. 0570-0571)
  42. Story (p. 0572-0573)
  43. Churning (p. 0574-0575)
Origin information
Peterswell, Co. Galway
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 59, p. 522-575)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
diviners   linked data (afset)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Rain and rainfall   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Warts   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
School location
PeterswellTobar PheadairPeterswellKilthomasLoughreaGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0059/6

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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