Landsdowne (Cuar na gCoileach)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Landsdowne (Cuar na gCoileach) (school) (Coornagillagh, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Eibhlín, Bean Uí Súilleabháin.

Original reference: 0463/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Mo Bhaile Fearainn (p. 253-255)
  2. Mo Cheantar Féin (p. 256-259)
  3. Timhceall a seascadh no bfheidhir a seachtó blíadhan ó shóin bhí comnuidhe ins an dtíg i gcoirre dúinn ar sean mnaoi agus a líon tige agus bainthreabhach a bhí innthe an cuid is mó dhá saoghal. (p. 260-262)
  4. Fairy Story (p. 263-264)
  5. Story (p. 265-266)
  6. Fairy Story (p. 266-267)
  7. Fairy Story (p. 268-269)
  8. Fairy Story (p. 270-271)
  9. Fairy Story (p. 272-274)
  10. Fairy Story (p. 275-276)
  11. Béaloideas (p. 277)
  12. Fairy Story (p. 278)
  13. Story (p. 279-280)
  14. Story (p. 281-282)
  15. Adventures of the Three Sons (p. 283-290)
  16. Fairy Story (p. 291-293)
  17. Fairy Story (p. 294-295)
  18. Lioses (p. 296-297)
  19. Tannery (p. 298-299)
  20. Is amhlaid de réir deallraim go raibh an feur seo istig sa roilig lá go raibh socraid ann agus connaic sé an cloigeann ar an dtalam agus do labair se go dána leis ar nós duine na faghad féin bás in aon cor. (p. 300)
  21. Paidir (p. 301)
  22. Fairy Story (p. 302-303)
  23. Maiden Rock (p. 304-305)
  24. Fairy Story (p. 305-307)
  25. Story (p. 308)
  26. Beidh fhios agat fós cad é an tómhas a deinis muc bhreac. (p. 309a)
  27. Story (p. 309)
  28. Lios (p. 310-311)
  29. Story (p. 312)
  30. Piseoga (p. 313-316)
  31. Rabhach (p. 316-322)
  32. Story (p. 323-324)
  33. Marbhna (p. 325)
  34. Bás an Aoine, caoined an t-Sathairn, is tutac a' Domnaig, ní bhíonn ríad damanta. (p. 326)
  35. Seanamhrán (p. 326)
  36. Drifiúr (p. 327)
  37. Is amhlaidh a bhí fear na mna so á thóramh agus gan uaigneas ar a mhnaoi na dhiaidh ach í ag deanamh chleamhnais an oidhche céudna. (p. 327)
  38. Ainmhithe Ár bhFeirme (p. 328-329)
  39. Ainmhithe na Feirme (p. 330)
  40. Fairy Story (p. 331-332)
  41. Story (p. 333)
  42. Mo Cheantar Féin (p. 334-337)
  43. Caisreabhán is still gathered by children after school for ceísí in early summer before the pig is fattened and nettles are considered good not only for pigs and fowl but for table use. (p. 337-338)
  44. Con Kelly of Lohart was a policeman and stationed at New Castle West and the sprid of bearna was their sprid. (p. 339)
  45. Story (p. 340-341)
  46. Story (p. 342-343)
  47. Story (p. 344-345)
  48. Fairy Story (p. 346-347)
  49. A Story (p. 348-349)
  50. Cures (p. 350-351)
  51. Béaloideas (p. 352-353)
  52. This was the wish of an old woman named Joan Riney who lived here about thirty years ago and who never was able to speak but Irish. (p. 353-355)
  53. South of Dawros chapel on top of a hill called "Carn" is a place called Caisleán a Caillíge and it is said that that an old had lived here long ago. (p. 355-356)
  54. Fairy Story (p. 357-359)
  55. Ferret's leavings (that is milk left a ferret) when he is satisfied is given to children who have whooping cough and has been found a good cure. (p. 359-360)
  56. Our House (p. 361-362)
  57. There are "cabhlaca" in James O' Shea's farm of Clonee, Tuosist, Kenmare. (p. 363-364)
  58. The old people say that it is not right to start any work of importance on Monday it being the third day after Friday and therefore the Cross Day of the year. (p. 365-366)
  59. Seanphaidir (p. 367)
  60. Tomhaiseanna (p. 368)
  61. A beggar man lived long ago in this neighbourhood who was called "Crowley Bacaig" and when he'd come into a house he'd say "Bail ó dia ansso isteach and when refused alms he'd say "Ná beidh rómhain nuair a tiocfad ac trom agus neanntog". (p. 369)
  62. Dyes (p. 370)
  63. A farmer long ago had a servant; the master was a miser and it grieved him to see his servant eating as heartily as hard work made him do. (p. 371-372)
  64. Long ago there were no motor cars and on horseback travelling to a distance was done. (p. 373-375)
  65. This man used to go out every night and he used to meet this certain woman every place he used go. (p. 376-377)
  66. If a person who has warts finding a little stream of water gushing out of the rock washes the affected parts till nine mornings in succession, the warts are said to disappear, but the sufferer must not be searching for this water but come upon it unawares. (p. 378-379)
  67. One night my father was coming home from the fair of Kenmare and he had a pig in the car and as fast as the pig would be put into the car she would be out again and as fast as the chains would be tied to the car they would be ripped. (p. 379-380)
  68. Wild Animals (p. 381-383)
  69. Another Fox Story (p. 384)
  70. About 40 years ago a Lehud man who was at the time a young teacher ate too many green goose berries as a result of which he was struck down with "jellow jaundice". (p. 385-386)
  71. A man who was going to the fair one night started from his house at 1 o'c a.m. with his horse and cart. (p. 386-388)
  72. Long long ago there lived a woman whose habit was each evening to go to the Church, to say some prayers. (p. 389-391)
  73. There was a woman long ago who lived in inward Ardgroom, Castlebere, Co. Cork but on our Kerry borders. (p. 392-394)
  74. There wer two men who lived in Cummers near Laragh Church here and they were hunting and their greyhound had a great chase after a hare this certain day. (p. 395-396)
  75. There is an altar probably a Druidic Altar in Euragh in Gleninchaquin near the famous Loc na Péiste. (p. 397-398)
  76. A liss is an ancient stone building, some people say that it is a fairy cave while others say it belong to the Danes and that they used to hide there. (p. 399-401)
  77. Long ago there was a certain man who used go out each night to a neighbouring house gambling and he used stay there till a late hour 12 and 1 o' clock and no matter how wet or cold the night would be off he'd go gambling and drinking and spending all his money. (p. 401-403)
  78. The remains of an old graveyard are found in our farm here in Cooryeen Tuosist, Kenmare, about thirty or forty little head stones are placed on at the head of each grave and as well as this little flags about one foot high are around the grave. (p. 403-404)
  79. Steaimpí (p. 405-406)
  80. Story (p. 406-407)
  81. Story (p. 408-411)
  82. Lord Lansdowne was the "absolute landlord" of the lands of Tuosist. (p. 411-413)
  83. One time there lived a man and when he was coming home from town. It was very late and he had to travel a very bad road near a mountain. (p. 414-415)
  84. Fuair bean óg bás in ar ngleann caogadh blíadhan ó shoin anois. (p. 416)
  85. Aithrí an Pheaca sa Reilig (p. 417)
Origin information
Coornagillagh, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 463, p. 251-417)
English  irish  
local legends   linked data (afset)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Tanning   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Brigands and robbers   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Whooping cough   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Dyes and dyeing   linked data (lcsh)
Warts   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CoornagillaghCuar na gCoileachCoornagillaghTuosistGlanaroughtKerry
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Original reference: 0463/2

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