Mount Collins, Mainistir na Féile

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Mount Collins, Mainistir na Féile (school) (Mountcollins, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Pádraig Ó Coileáin.

Original reference: 0493/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Proverbs (p. 292-295)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 296-297)
  3. May Day (p. 297-298)
  4. Riddles (p. 299-301)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 303-302)
  6. Signs of Bad and Good Weather (p. 304-305)
  7. Fairies (p. 306-307)
  8. Woman with the Three Sons (p. 308-309)
  9. First Public House (p. 310)
  10. Agents, Landlords, Blasts in Milk (p. 311)
  11. Local Cures (p. 312-313)
  12. Bird-Lore (p. 314)
  13. My Home District (p. 314-317)
  14. Ruins (p. 318-320)
  15. Rivers, Lakes and Streams (p. 321-324)
  16. Our Holy Wells (p. 325-326)
  17. Turning of the Tables (p. 326-327)
  18. Marriage Incident (p. 327-328)
  19. Tobar an Chrainn (p. 328-329)
  20. The Local Roads (p. 329-332)
  21. Herbs (p. 333-334)
  22. Holy Wells (p. 335-336)
  23. Herbs (p. 337)
  24. Food for Animals (p. 337-338)
  25. Care of Farm Animals (p. 339)
  26. Signs of Good Luck (p. 339-340)
  27. Care of the Feet (p. 341-342)
  28. Local Forge (p. 342-344)
  29. If you had itch on your legs you should go out and stick them into the.... (p. 344-345)
  30. Smiths were always looked upon as being very strong and great weight throwers. (p. 345)
  31. Áitainmneacha (p. 346-360)
  32. How People Call the Animals etc (p. 360-361)
  33. How People Frighten or Drive Away Animals etc (p. 361)
  34. Names of Dogs (p. 361)
  35. Local Poets (p. 363-365)
  36. Verses (p. 366-367)
  37. Clothes Made Locally (p. 368)
  38. Local Patron Saint (p. 370-371)
  39. Story (p. 372)
  40. The Saint is Buried in Cill Ita (p. 373)
  41. Local Fairs (p. 374)
  42. Calf-dealers (buyers) go around to the houses sometimes... (p. 374)
  43. Luck-penny is given. (p. 374)
  44. They spit on their hands and one hold out his hand (seller) and the other strikes it with his hand (buyer). (p. 374-375)
  45. Palm (p. 376)
  46. Food in Olden Times (p. 376-377)
  47. Landlords (p. 378-379)
  48. Baile Beag and Moonlighter's (p. 380-382)
  49. Evictions (p. 382-383)
  50. Verses (p. 385)
  51. Famine Times (p. 386-387)
  52. Graveyards (p. 387-388)
  53. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 388-389)
  54. Old Story (p. 390)
  55. Marriage Customs (p. 391-392)
  56. Mowing the Hay (p. 393)
  57. Lucharachán (p. 395)
  58. Hounds and Sows (p. 396)
  59. Light, Pookas (p. 397)
  60. Pookas (p. 397-398)
Origin information
Mountcollins, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 493, p. 291a-398)
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
May (Month)--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
animal calls   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Secret societies   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MountcollinsCnoc Uí ChoileáinMountcollinsKilleedyGlenquinLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0493/5

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Limerick 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.
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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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