Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh (school) (Athenry, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain.

Original reference: 0003/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Áit is Stairiúla i Mo Chúige Féin (p. 040-042)
  2. Scéalta (p. 043-045)
  3. Bhí Gobán Saor in Éireann fadó, agus bhí mach aige. (p. 045-046)
  4. Cnoc Meá (p. 047-049)
  5. Teach Mór an Chnoic (p. 050-051)
  6. Scéal faoi Dhónall Ó Conaill (p. 052-053)
  7. Ba mhinic bhris béal duine a shrón. (p. 054-056)
  8. Story in Connection with the Battle of Athenry (p. 057)
  9. Story in Connection with Derrydonnell Castle (p. 058-059)
  10. Seanphaidir (p. 060)
  11. Scéal (p. 061)
  12. Athenry Abbey (p. 062-063)
  13. Festival Customs (p. 064)
  14. Lady Matilda Birmingham's Tomb (p. 065-066)
  15. Bread (p. 067-068)
  16. Religious Story Relating to a Priest (p. 069-070)
  17. Religious Story Relating to a Priest (p. 071-072)
  18. Tobar Geal (p. 073)
  19. Leprechaun (p. 074-075)
  20. Holy Well (p. 076-077)
  21. Holy Well (p. 078-079)
  22. Holy Well (p. 080-081)
  23. Tobar Chrónáin (p. 082-083)
  24. Cures (p. 084-085)
  25. Cures (p. 086-087)
  26. Riddles (p. 088-089)
  27. Fairy Stories (p. 090)
  28. Song (p. 091)
  29. Song (p. 092-093)
  30. Song (p. 094-095)
  31. History of the Dominican Abbey Athenry (p. 096-097)
  32. Drochaimsir (p. 098-099)
  33. Scéal faoi Dhónall Ó Conaill (p. 100)
  34. Artha na nDathacha Fiacla (p. 101)
  35. Weather (p. 102-103)
  36. Local Cures (p. 104)
  37. Local Cures (p. 105)
  38. Local Cures (p. 106)
  39. Seanleigheasanna (p. 107)
  40. Collection of Prayers (p. 108)
  41. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 109)
  42. Churchyards (p. 110)
  43. Churning (p. 111-112)
  44. Marriage Customs (p. 113-114)
  45. Churning (p. 115-116)
  46. Dhá Ghé (p. 117-118)
  47. Mac an Ghobáin (p. 119-120)
  48. Bhí sean-fhear, Micheál Coinnín agus a bhean Judy ina gcómhnaidhe i mBaile Pholl. (p. 121)
  49. When any two people are getting married it is lucky to throw an old shoe after the car in which the married pair are in. (p. 122)
  50. Fathach an Dá Cheann (p. 123-135)
  51. Gabha na gCleas (p. 136-141)
  52. Scéal Fada ar an Anró (p. 142-145)
  53. Tomás Uí Bhroinn (p. 146-150)
  54. Monivea Castle (p. 151-152)
  55. Ghost Story (p. 153)
  56. Local Industry (p. 154)
Origin information
Athenry, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 3, p. 39-154)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Toothache   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
School location
AthenryBaile Átha an RíAthenryAthenryAthenryGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0003/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway 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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