Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballinea (school) (Ballina, Co. Westmeath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs Farrell.

Original reference: 0736/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 045)
  2. Treasure in Belmont (p. 045-046)
  3. Funny Story (p. 046-047)
  4. Another Funny Story (p. 047-048)
  5. Riddles (p. 048-056)
  6. Weather-Lore (p. 057-060)
  7. Old Cures (p. 061-067)
  8. Old Marriage Customs (p. 068-069)
  9. Old Marriage Customs (p. 069-070)
  10. Lore of Certain Days (p. 071-072)
  11. Strange Incident (p. 073-074)
  12. Strange Story (p. 074-076)
  13. Strange Experience (p. 076-078)
  14. Strange Occurrence (p. 078-079)
  15. Strange Incident (p. 080-081)
  16. Another Story of the Stray Sod (p. 081-082)
  17. Story about a Banshee (p. 082-083)
  18. Strange Story (p. 083-085)
  19. Another Strange Story (p. 086-087)
  20. Houses Long Ago and the Houses Now (p. 087-089)
  21. Food in Olden Times (p. 090-092)
  22. Churning (p. 093-094)
  23. Churning Nowadays (p. 094-095)
  24. Taking Butter off a Neighbour's Churn (p. 096-097)
  25. Another Story about the Taking of Butter (p. 097-098)
  26. Another Story about the Taking of Butter (p. 098)
  27. Proverbs (p. 099-105)
  28. Bread (p. 106-107)
  29. Bread (p. 107-109)
  30. The following are some expressions left in this locality. (p. 110-113)
  31. Games I Play (p. 114-115)
  32. Blind-Man's-Buff (p. 115-116)
  33. Old Man and the Dripping (p. 116-118)
  34. Sally in the Water (p. 118-119)
  35. Game of Trades (p. 120-121)
  36. Game of Racing (p. 122)
  37. Jumping (p. 122-123)
  38. I Sent a Letter to My Love (p. 123-124)
  39. Lazy Mary (p. 124-125)
  40. Sowing of Potatoes in this Locality (p. 126-127)
  41. Sowing Potatoes in this Locality (p. 128-131)
  42. Local Fairs Long Ago and Now (p. 132-134)
  43. Herbs and their Uses (p. 135-137)
  44. Nicknames (p. 138-142)
  45. Care of the Animals (p. 143-144)
  46. Care of the Feet (p. 145-146)
  47. Bird-Lore (p. 147-151)
  48. Old Graveyards (p. 152-153)
  49. Festival Customs (p. 154-158)
  50. Local Roads (p. 159-160)
Origin information
Ballina, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 736, p. 45A-160)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Names, Personal--Folklore
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallinaBéal an ÁthaBallinaMoyashel and MagheradernonWestmeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0736/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Westmeath 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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