Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Raheen (school) (Raheen, Co. Wexford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Thomas Mahon.

Original reference: 0899/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Wexford schools

  1. Herbs (p. 101-103)
  2. Local Cures (p. 105-106)
  3. Local Marriage Customs (p. 108-109)
  4. Local Monuments (p. 110)
  5. Local Monuments (p. 111)
  6. Our Holy Wells (p. 112)
  7. In the graveyard at Adamstown there was a Blessed Well years ago. (p. 113)
  8. Our Holy Wells (p. 113-114)
  9. Local Patron Saint (p. 115)
  10. Local Forge (p. 116-117)
  11. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 118-119)
  12. Festival Customs (p. 120-121)
  13. Local Ruins (p. 122)
  14. Local Happenings (p. 123)
  15. Care of the Feet (p. 124)
  16. In the Penal Times (p. 125)
  17. Taking the Butter (p. 132-138)
  18. Funny Story (p. 139-141)
  19. Folklore (p. 142)
  20. Fairy Story (p. 143-145)
  21. Funny Story (p. 145-146)
  22. Story (p. 146)
  23. Story (p. 147-149)
  24. Ghosts and Goblins (p. 150-153)
  25. Old Crafts (p. 154-155)
  26. Weather-Lore (p. 157-158)
  27. Local Patron Saint (p. 159)
  28. Local Place Names (p. 161-163)
  29. Food in Olden Times (p. 164-165)
  30. Local Monuments (p. 166-167)
  31. Hidden Treasure (p. 168-169)
  32. Travelling Folk (p. 170)
  33. Old Graveyards (p. 172-173)
  34. Fairy Forts (p. 174-175)
  35. Proverbs (p. 176-177)
  36. Riddles (p. 179-181)
  37. Ballyshannon Lane (p. 182-184)
Origin information
Raheen, Co. Wexford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 899, p. 101A-184)
Folklore--Ireland--Wexford (County)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
School location
RaheenAn RáithínRaheenNewbawnBantryWexford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0899/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Wexford schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:50093315>
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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