Banagher (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Banagher (B.) (school) (Banagher, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Ó Maoilchéire.

Original reference: 0816/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. My Home District - Banagher (p. 359-361)
  2. How the Ass Got His Cross (p. 362)
  3. How the Robin Got Its Red Breast (p. 363)
  4. Our Local Patron Saint (p. 364-366)
  5. Old Ruins (p. 367-368)
  6. Old Cemetery (p. 370-372)
  7. Festival Customs (p. 374-377)
  8. Local Forges (p. 378-381)
  9. Local Fairs (p. 382-383)
  10. Churning (p. 384-386)
  11. Leprechaun (p. 387-390)
  12. Old Cures (p. 391-393)
  13. Potato Crop (p. 394-396)
  14. Old Marriage Customs (p. 397-399)
  15. Turf-Cutting (p. 400-401)
  16. Footwear (p. 402-403)
  17. Crafts (p. 404-405)
  18. Old Customs (p. 406-410)
  19. Old Weather Signs (p. 411-414)
  20. Old Riddles (p. 416-426)
  21. Potato Crop (p. 427-430)
  22. Farm Animals (p. 431-432)
  23. Birds (p. 433-438)
  24. Superstitions and Old Beliefs (p. 439-441)
  25. Travelling Folk (p. 442-445)
  26. Old Irish Words still Surviving (p. 446-447)
  27. Food (p. 448-453)
  28. Games (p. 454-467)
  29. Proverbs and Old Sayings (p. 468-477)
  30. Fairies (p. 478-482)
  31. Fairies in Banagher (p. 483A-484)
  32. Ghosts (p. 485-487)
  33. Harbour Cross Black Dog (p. 488-490)
  34. Weeds and Herbs (p. 491-504)
  35. Garrycastle (p. 505-506)
  36. Delvin Eathra (p. 507-508)
  37. Maws Castles (p. 508-510)
  38. Clonony Castle (p. 510-514)
Origin information
Banagher, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 816, p. 358-514)
English  irish  
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0816/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Offaly 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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