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

Original reference: 0896/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Wexford schools

  1. Local Place Names - Names of Fields (p. 201)
  2. Local Place Names - Names of Fields (p. 202-203)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 204)
  4. Local Place Names - Names of Our Fields (p. 205)
  5. Local Places and Names (p. 206-207)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 207-208)
  7. Local Roads (p. 208)
  8. Bird-Lore (p. 209-210)
  9. Potato Crop (p. 211)
  10. Homemade Toys (p. 212)
  11. Local Cures (p. 213)
  12. Old Forts (p. 213-214)
  13. Old Graveyards (p. 215)
  14. Old Graveyards (p. 216)
  15. Strange Animals (p. 216-217)
  16. Homemade Toys (p. 218)
  17. Proverbs (p. 219)
  18. Riddles (p. 220)
  19. Riddles (p. 221)
  20. Churning (p. 222)
  21. My Home District (p. 223)
  22. Bread (p. 223)
  23. Care of the Farm Animals (p. 224)
  24. My Home District (p. 225)
  25. Local Fairs (p. 225)
  26. Old Crafts (p. 226)
  27. Potato Crop (p. 227)
  28. Weather-Lore (p. 228-229)
  29. Proverbs (p. 230)
  30. Old Ruins (p. 231)
  31. Food in the Olden Times (p. 231-232)
  32. Old Houses (p. 233)
  33. My Home District (p. 233)
  34. Travelling Folk (p. 234)
  35. Herbs (p. 235)
  36. Riddles (p. 236)
  37. Local Forge (p. 236)
  38. Local Roads (p. 237)
  39. Local Roads (p. 237-238)
  40. Care of the Feet (p. 239)
  41. Landlord (p. 240)
  42. Giants (p. 241)
Origin information
Ballymore, Co. Wexford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 896, p. 198-241)
Folklore--Ireland--Wexford (County)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallymoreAn Baile MórBallymoreKilbrideScarawalshWexford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0896/5

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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