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Carpenterstown (Templefanum)

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

Original reference: 0722/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. My Home District (p. 102-103)
  2. Local Ruins (p. 104-106)
  3. Local Ruins (p. 107-108)
  4. Abbey of Fore (p. 109)
  5. Local Cures (p. 110-112)
  6. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 113-114)
  7. Farm Fowls (p. 115-116)
  8. Churning (p. 117-119)
  9. Fairy Forts (p. 120-122)
  10. Food in Olden Times (p. 123-124)
  11. Local Patron Saint (p. 125-126)
  12. Bread in Olden Times (p. 127)
  13. Local Marriage Customs (p. 128-130)
  14. Story (p. 131-132)
  15. Care of the Feet (p. 133-134)
  16. Old Houses (p. 135-136)
  17. Heating and Lighting in Former Times (p. 137-138)
  18. Easter (p. 139-140)
  19. May Day Customs (p. 141-142)
  20. Clothes Made Locally (p. 143)
  21. Clothes Made Locally (p. 144)
  22. Gobán Saor (p. 145)
  23. Prayers Said in Olden Times (p. 146-147)
  24. Story (p. 148)
  25. Cutting the Turf (p. 149-150)
  26. Old Prayers - A Prayer Said Going to Bed at Night (p. 151)
  27. Hidden Treasure (p. 152)
  28. Story (p. 153)
  29. Old Story (p. 154-155)
  30. Old Story (p. 156)
  31. Riddles (p. 157-159)
  32. Hidden Treasure (p. 160)
  33. Hilltown (p. 161-162)
  34. Food in the Olden Times (p. 163-165)
  35. Fairy Forts (p. 166-167)
  36. Local Place Names (p. 168)
  37. Local Place Names (p. 168-170)
  38. Proverbs (p. 171)
  39. Carpenterstown (p. 172-174)
Origin information
Carpenterstown, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 722, p. 101-174)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Gobán Saor (Legendary character)   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CarpenterstownCarpenterstownSt. Feighin'sForeWestmeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0722/2

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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