Moneymohill, Shanagolden

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Moneymohill, Shanagolden (school) (Moneymohill, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire Ní Liain.

Original reference: 0484/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Holy Well - Tobairín Domhnach or Sunday's Well (p. 075)
  2. Sites of Historical Interest in the District (p. 076)
  3. Disused Graveyard (p. 077)
  4. Abha bhán (p. 077-078)
  5. Fairy Forts (p. 079-080)
  6. Candle-Making (p. 081)
  7. Weather-Lore (p. 082-084)
  8. Local Marriage Customs (p. 085-087)
  9. Local Cures (p. 088-091)
  10. Herbs (p. 092-094)
  11. Hedge-Schools (p. 095-097)
  12. Famine (p. 098-099)
  13. Landlord (p. 100-101)
  14. Monemohill School (p. 102-103)
  15. Food in Olden Times (p. 104-105)
  16. Churning (p. 106-109)
  17. Care of the Feet (p. 110-111)
  18. Festival Customs (p. 112-116)
  19. Local Roads (p. 117-118)
  20. Leprechaun (p. 119-121)
  21. Travelling Folk (p. 122-124)
  22. Bird-Lore (p. 125-126)
  23. Local Ruins (p. 128-132)
  24. Crafts (Calf Baskets) (p. 133)
  25. Lore of Certain Days (p. 134-135)
  26. Riddles (p. 136)
  27. Pishogues (p. 137-140)
  28. Unpublished Poems Composed Locally (p. 141-142)
  29. Unpublished Poems Composed Locally (p. 143)
  30. Unpublished Poems Composed Locally (p. 144)
  31. Seán Finn (p. 145-148)
  32. Hidden Treasures (p. 149-150)
  33. My Townland (p. 151-152)
  34. Local Forge (p. 153-154)
  35. Games I Play (p. 155-157)
  36. Farm Animals (p. 158-160)
  37. Potato Crop (p. 161-163)
  38. Old Graveyards (p. 164-165)
  39. Wake and Funeral Customs (p. 166-167)
  40. Old Crafts (p. 168-169)
  41. Clothes Made Locally (p. 170-172)
  42. Proverbs (p. 173)
  43. List of Irish Words Used Locally (p. 174-175)
  44. Story (p. 177-178)
  45. Story (p. 179)
  46. Story (p. 180)
  47. Story (p. 181)
  48. Banshee (p. 182)
  49. Story (p. 183)
  50. Story (p. 184-185)
  51. Story (p. 186-187)
  52. Incident (p. 188)
  53. Funny Story (Incidents) (p. 189-190)
  54. Archaeological Superstitions (p. 191-192)
  55. The "banshee" is still believed in. She is an old, small woman crying and clapping her hands. (p. 193)
  56. A white woman is seen when any of the Langfords die. (p. 194)
  57. Festival Customs (p. 195-197)
  58. Herbs (p. 198-199)
Origin information
Moneymohill, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 484, p. 73-200)
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MoneymohillMuine MaothailMoneymohillDunmoylanShanidLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0484/2

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.
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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