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Longford, Kinnitty

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Longford, Kinnitty (school) (Longford, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher M. Ní Thuathaigh.

Original reference: 0820/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Holy Wells (p. 025-028)
  2. Games (p. 029-031)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 032-034)
  4. Festival Customs (p. 035-036)
  5. Local Songs - The Boys of Roscomroe (p. 037-039)
  6. Local Songs - Kinnitty (p. 039-041)
  7. Our Farm Animals (p. 043-060)
  8. Local Songs - The Hurlers (p. 061-064)
  9. Local Songs - The Boys of Sweet Roscrea (p. 064-065)
  10. Local Songs - The Party (p. 066-070)
  11. Local Songs - The Boys of Knockaroo (p. 070-073)
  12. Local Songs - Clononough (p. 073-075)
  13. Marriage Customs (p. 077-080)
  14. Local Place Names (p. 081-089)
  15. Hidden Treasure (p. 090-096)
  16. Local Cures (p. 097-105)
  17. Travelling Folk (p. 106-110)
  18. Fairy Forts (p. 111-114)
  19. Potato Crop (p. 115-118)
  20. Churning (p. 119-120)
  21. Leprechaun (p. 121-123)
  22. Care of the Feet (p. 124-125)
  23. Clothes (p. 126-127)
  24. Fairs (p. 128-129)
  25. Stories - Cool Iseal's Reputation (p. 130-132)
  26. Stories - The Story of a Badly Treated Stepdaughter (p. 132-134)
  27. Local Puzzle (p. 135)
  28. Ruins (p. 136-138)
  29. Ruins - Leap Castle (p. 138-140)
  30. Funny Story - The Ghost (p. 141-143)
  31. Adventure with a Lamp-Post (p. 144-145)
  32. Old Story (p. 146-147)
  33. Riddles (p. 148-149)
Origin information
Longford, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 820, p. 23-149)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
School location
LongfordAn LongfortLongfordRoscomroeBallybrittOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0820/2

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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