Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Moyvore (school) (Moyvore, Co. Westmeath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs Kelly.

Original reference: 0742/6

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 397-398)
  2. Funny Story (p. 399-401)
  3. Collection of Riddles (p. 402-404)
  4. Local Heroes (p. 405-406)
  5. Weather-Lore (p. 407-408)
  6. Local Happenings (p. 409-410)
  7. Severe Weather (p. 411-412)
  8. Old Schools (p. 413-414)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 415-416)
  10. Local Marriage Customs (p. 417-419)
  11. In the Penal Times (p. 420-421)
  12. Local Place Names (p. 422-423)
  13. Bird-Lore (p. 424-425)
  14. Homemade Toys (p. 428-430)
  15. Lore of Certain Days (p. 431-432)
  16. Travelling Folk (p. 433-434)
  17. Fairy Forts (p. 435-436)
  18. Local Poets (p. 437-439)
  19. Famine Times (p. 440)
  20. Games I Play (p. 442-443)
  21. Local Roads (p. 444-445)
  22. My Home District (p. 446-447)
  23. Our Holy Wells (p. 448-449)
  24. Herbs (p. 450-451)
  25. Potato Crop (p. 452)
  26. Proverbs (p. 454-455)
  27. Festival Customs (p. 456-460)
  28. St Patrick's Day (p. 461)
  29. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 462-464)
  30. Churning (p. 465-466)
  31. Care of the Feet (p. 467-468)
  32. Clothes Made Locally (p. 469)
  33. Clothes Made Locally (p. 469-470)
  34. Local Forge (p. 471)
  35. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 472-475)
  36. Local Patron Saint (p. 476-477)
  37. Local Fairs (p. 478-479)
  38. Landlord (p. 480-482)
  39. Food in Olden Times (p. 483-484)
  40. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 485-486)
  41. Old Stories (p. 487-491)
  42. Song (p. 492-493)
  43. Kit Murtagh's Boots (p. 494-495)
  44. Killian's Hotel (p. 496)
  45. Duffy's Circus (p. 497)
  46. Local Monuments (p. 498-499)
  47. Bread (p. 500-501)
  48. Buying and Selling (p. 502-503)
  49. Old Houses (p. 504-505)
  50. Local Ruins (p. 506-507)
  51. Old Graveyards (p. 508-509)
  52. Collection of Prayers (p. 510-514)
  53. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 515-516)
  54. Historical Tradition (p. 517-518)
  55. Strange Animals (p. 519)
Origin information
Moyvore, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 742, p. 397A-519)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Jesus Christ--Family
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
School location
MoyvoreMaigh MhórdhaMoyvoreTemplepatrickRathconrathWestmeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0742/6

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Westmeath 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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