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

Original reference: 0936/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Monaghan schools

  1. Famine (p. 001)
  2. Old Customs (p. 002-005)
  3. Old Customs (p. 003)
  4. Wakes - Clay Pipes and Tobacco (p. 003)
  5. Games at Wakes - Buttony Buttony (p. 003)
  6. Implements and Utensils Gone Out of Use (p. 004)
  7. Sites of Historic Interest (p. 004)
  8. Mass Rock in Drumbo (p. 006-008)
  9. Cures (p. 009)
  10. Fairies (p. 010-011)
  11. Cures (p. 011-013)
  12. Fairies (p. 013-016)
  13. Game of the Free Mason (p. 016-017)
  14. Irish Songs (p. 017)
  15. Riddles (p. 018)
  16. Hidden Treasure (p. 018-019)
  17. Riddles (p. 020-024)
  18. Weather-Lore (p. 024-028)
  19. Local Heroes (p. 028-031)
  20. Local Happenings (p. 032-034)
  21. Old Crafts (p. 035-037)
  22. Local Marriages (p. 037-041)
  23. Local Cures (p. 041-047)
  24. Local Place Names (p. 048)
  25. Lucky and Unlucky Days (p. 048-053)
  26. Famine (p. 053-055)
  27. List of Games Which We Play (p. 056-057)
  28. Games (p. 058-060)
  29. District of Clontibret (p. 061-066)
  30. Herbs (p. 066-070)
  31. Potato Crop (p. 070-071)
  32. Proverbs (p. 071-075)
  33. Care of the Farm Animals (p. 076-078)
  34. Churning (p. 078-079)
  35. Care of the Feet (p. 079-080)
  36. Forge (p. 080-082)
  37. Tailors (p. 082-083)
  38. Local Fairs (p. 083-084)
  39. Landlord (p. 084-087)
  40. Food in Olden Times (p. 087-091)
  41. Folklore (p. 092)
  42. Old Stories (p. 093-098)
  43. Limgare Ragman (p. 099)
  44. War Pipes of O' Neill (p. 099-100)
  45. Listinny Hill (p. 100-101)
  46. John Mitchell (p. 101)
  47. I am an Irish Labourer (p. 101-102)
  48. Bread (p. 102-103)
  49. Buying and Selling (p. 103-104)
  50. Leipreachan (p. 105-106)
  51. Prayers (p. 106-107)
  52. Historical Tradition (p. 108)
  53. Old Songs - The Emblem of Our Home (p. 108-110)
  54. Local Prayers (p. 110-112)
  55. Old Sayings (p. 112-114)
  56. Riddles (p. 114-116)
  57. Hidden Treasure (p. 116-117)
  58. Local Heroes (p. 117-121)
  59. Hidden Treasure (p. 121-123)
  60. Names of Fields (p. 124)
  61. Names of Fields (p. 124-125)
  62. Names of Places (p. 125-127)
  63. Names of Places (p. 127-128)
  64. Local Cures (p. 128-131)
  65. Proverbs (p. 131-133)
  66. Local Cures (p. 134-136)
  67. Lucky and Unlucky Days (p. 136-137)
  68. There is a pad up Mickeys McQuade's hill, down Peter McAtaveys hills, over Tom Hughes fields up John McAtaveys hill down John Whitcrofts hills and across other fields to the Mass garden. (p. 137-138)
  69. Herbs (p. 138-140)
  70. Potatoes (p. 140-141)
  71. Up in a field in Ballygreaney a priest said mass and where the mass book was there is a bare place and no grass or moss ever grew on it. (p. 141)
  72. In the townland of Tullybuck there is a antymoney mines which was used a couple of years ago. (p. 141)
  73. At Clay Lough in Co. Armagh there was a girl whose name was Kelly and she was a witch. (p. 141-143)
  74. There was a poor woman living in Teirmacmoe and one day an old woman came to the house and asked for some meal and she told her that she was very poor and could not afford it, and the woman said to give her some and she would help her and she gave her some. (p. 143-146)
  75. The first time tobacco was used was at St Joseph wake it was put on a lid on the table and lit. (p. 146-147)
  76. Castleshane Fair (p. 147-148)
  77. Riddles (p. 148-149)
Origin information
Moy Otra, Co. Monaghan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 936, p. 1a-149)
Folklore--Ireland--Monaghan (County)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Wake services   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Moy OtraAn Mhaigh UachtarachMoy OtraClontibretCremorneMonaghan
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0936/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Monaghan 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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