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Killurney, Cluain Meala

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Killurney, Cluain Meala (school) (Killurney, Co. Tipperary), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire de Brún.

Original reference: 0567/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Tipperary schools

  1. Cure for Chilblains (p. 259)
  2. Hidden Treasure - The Tin Ware Lass (p. 260)
  3. Carragáns (p. 261-262)
  4. Long ago a man was in hiding up on the hill (Slievenamon)... (p. 263-264)
  5. In a field near where I live a major dwelt about a hundred years ago, ... (p. 264-265)
  6. Once upon a time a man from the hill stole a bag of sovereigns. ... (p. 265)
  7. Long ago there lived an old... (p. 266)
  8. Once upon a time there were two men called Big Jack and Little Jack... (p. 267-270)
  9. I ran twenty miles with my two shin bones... (p. 271-272)
  10. Q. The man that made it did not want it, ... (p. 272-275)
  11. At the time the British soldiers were in occupation in Clonmel... (p. 276)
  12. A big fall of snow fell about sixty years ago. ... (p. 277)
  13. About 40 years ago there was a great storm. ... (p. 277-278)
  14. About sixty years ago there was a man who went by the name of Pat the fiddler. ... (p. 278-279)
  15. Paddy St John of Killurney was a great hurler in his day, ... (p. 279)
  16. Three men started a game of cards at a neighbours house... (p. 280)
  17. About 70 years ago there was a school at Gibbs in Killurney. ... (p. 281-282)
  18. About eighty years ago there was a school in Coolonan which was attended by about 40 pupils. ... (p. 283)
  19. A hundred and fifty years ago there was an old pond on the Stage Pond in "Useless Land"... (p. 283)
  20. Long ago there was a castle in Delany's moat in Ballyboe. ... (p. 285)
  21. Kiltinan Castle (p. 285-286)
  22. About fifty years ago several men were playing cards in a house. ... (p. 287)
  23. Once upon a time there lived a great King who knew a great deal about plants animals and birds. ... (p. 287-288)
  24. A wealthy old woman was once dying an being bothered about her gold... (p. 288-289)
  25. Once upon a time there lived in this townland a poor shepard. ... (p. 289)
  26. Once upon a time a man was working at the shooting lodge... (p. 289-290)
  27. Signs of the Weather (p. 291-293)
  28. Pishogues (p. 293-295)
  29. When you see a new moon through a glass for the first time... (p. 295-299)
  30. Cures (p. 300)
  31. Dandelions would cure warts. ... (p. 301)
  32. A Dockroot cures the sting of a nettle. ... (p. 301-302)
  33. To put down a match into the ground to-day and take it up... (p. 302-303)
  34. The dock root will cure farsey in horses. ... (p. 303)
  35. Major's Field (p. 304-305)
  36. Hill Car (p. 306-307)
  37. To Make Touche (p. 308)
  38. Making Candles (p. 309)
  39. Mass Path (p. 309-310)
  40. Boher Mór Robbers (p. 310-311)
  41. The Bothar Mór Road was going through where Gibb's garden is now. ... (p. 311-312)
  42. Long ago where the school is now was called Coady's Haggard. ... (p. 312-313)
  43. Games (p. 314-316)
  44. Games - Here We Come Gathering Nuts in May (p. 316-317)
  45. Games - Frog in the Middle (p. 318)
  46. Games - Jenny Jo (p. 318-319)
  47. Games - How Many Miles? (p. 319-320)
  48. Games - Skittles (p. 320-321)
  49. List of Local Place Names (p. 322-326)
  50. Mahers (p. 327)
  51. Kit Gorman's (p. 327)
  52. Eviction (p. 331-328)
  53. Story (p. 328-329)
  54. Quarry (p. 330-331)
  55. Cows (p. 332)
  56. Eggs (p. 332-333)
  57. Old Times (p. 334-337)
  58. Pipes (p. 338)
  59. Killurney Stream (p. 339-340)
  60. "Good night my neighbours... (p. 341)
  61. A man named Madden was shot in Killurney wood some years ago. ... (p. 341-342)
  62. Weeds (p. 343)
  63. Digging Potatoes (p. 343-344)
Origin information
Killurney, Co. Tipperary
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 567, p. 259a-344)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Warts   linked data (lcsh)
Bites and stings   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Brigands and robbers   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KillurneyCill UrnaíKillurneyTemple-etneyIffa and Offa EastTipperary
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0567/5

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Tipperary 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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