Gleann, Cill Dá Lua

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Gleann, Cill Dá Lua (school) (Gortcallyroe, Co. Clare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Méadhbh Ní Chléirigh.

Original reference: 0587/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Clare schools

  1. Story (p. 087)
  2. Funny Story (p. 088)
  3. Riddles (p. 089-090)
  4. Strong Man (p. 091)
  5. Fairy Story (p. 092-093)
  6. Night of the Big Wind (p. 094-095)
  7. Schools of Long Ago (p. 095-096)
  8. Making of Candles (p. 096-097)
  9. Story (p. 097-098)
  10. Old Cures (p. 098-099)
  11. Tramps (p. 099-100)
  12. In olden days the majority of the people did not wear boots until they were eighteen years except the rich and one man named Jack Flynn from O Brien's Bridge never wore a boot atall. (p. 101-102)
  13. Story (p. 103)
  14. Story (p. 103-104)
  15. Story (p. 104-105)
  16. Story (p. 106)
  17. Story (p. 106-107)
  18. Story (p. 107-108)
  19. Story (p. 108-109)
  20. Story (p. 109-110)
  21. Landlord (p. 110-111)
  22. Tithes (p. 111-112)
  23. Story (p. 113)
  24. Long ago the people used to eat three meals every day, breakfast, dinner and supper. (p. 114-115)
  25. In olden times the people could spare money a lot easier than they can now. (p. 116)
  26. In olden times the hurlers of this district were called the Smyth O Brien's. (p. 117)
  27. Story (p. 118-119)
  28. Story (p. 119-120)
  29. Story (p. 120)
  30. Story (p. 121)
  31. Funny Story (p. 121-122)
  32. Riddles (p. 122-124)
  33. John Mullins was a strong man. (p. 125)
  34. One night there was a man coming from his 'cuaird'. (p. 125-126)
  35. Storm (p. 126-127)
  36. Long ago the catholic people were not allowed to send their children to schools. (p. 127)
  37. Long ago the people made candles themselves. (p. 128)
  38. Weddings (p. 128-129)
  39. Tramps (p. 130)
  40. Long ago in the Penal times the Catholic people were not allowed to attend Mass. (p. 129-130)
  41. Pat Mac Namara has a very old churn. (p. 131)
  42. Story (p. 131-132)
  43. Story (p. 133)
  44. Story (p. 134)
  45. Story (p. 134-135)
  46. Story (p. 136)
  47. Story (p. 136-137)
  48. Story (p. 137-138)
  49. Story (p. 138)
  50. Story (p. 138-139)
  51. Food of Long Ago (p. 139-140)
  52. Story (p. 140)
  53. Story (p. 141)
  54. Hurling Match (p. 141-142)
  55. Story (p. 142-143)
  56. Story (p. 143)
  57. Story (p. 144)
  58. Story (p. 144-145)
Origin information
Gortcallyroe, Co. Clare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 587, p. 86-145)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Early, Biddy, 1798-1874   linked data (naf)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
School location
GortcallyroeGort Chathail RuaGortcallyroeKillaloeTulla LowerClare
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0587/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Clare 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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