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

Original reference: 0731/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Leigheas le haghaidh Dó (p. 001)
  2. Leigheas le haghaidh Deilge (p. 001)
  3. Leigheas le haghaidh Faithne (p. 001)
  4. Leigheas Eile le haghaidh Faithní (p. 001)
  5. Leigheas le haghaidh Criogán (p. 002)
  6. Leigheas le haghaidh Gearrtha (p. 002)
  7. Leigheas chun Fuil a Stopadh (p. 002)
  8. Leigheas le haghaidh Scornach Tinn (p. 002)
  9. Earraí Luachmhara (p. 003)
  10. Scéal faoi Bhád Rí Maolseachlainn (p. 004)
  11. tArán a Bhíodh acu ins an tSeanaimsir (p. 004-005)
  12. Leigheas le haghaidh Easbaidh (p. 005-006)
  13. Crann Railleoige (p. 006)
  14. Ráite Seandaoine (p. 006-007)
  15. Nós Eile a Bhíonns Acu (p. 007-008)
  16. Beatha na nDaoine Fadó (p. 008-009)
  17. Loch Ainninn (p. 009-010)
  18. Bás Thuirghéis (p. 010-011)
  19. Scéal ó an sean-aimsir... (p. 011-013)
  20. Riddles (p. 013-014)
  21. This happened in Newtown about two miles from Raheenmore, less than a hundred years ago. (p. 015-016)
  22. A song written by Michael Brennan Cloneyhague. (p. 016-017)
  23. Funny Story (p. 017-018)
  24. Hidden Treasures (p. 018-019)
  25. Riddles (p. 020)
  26. In Dunborden lived Bobby Bawn who was also called R. Rochford... (p. 021-022)
  27. Cures (p. 022-023)
  28. Riddles (p. 023-024)
  29. Rushlights (p. 024-025)
  30. Leipreachán (p. 026-027)
  31. Place Names (p. 028-029)
  32. Halloween (p. 029-033)
  33. Local Superstitions (p. 034-036)
  34. Battle of Tyrrellspass (p. 037-040)
  35. Tyrrellspass A.D. 1597 - Brosna (p. 041-044)
  36. Carrick in Olden Times (p. 045-046)
  37. In Carrick Churchyard there is the ruins of an old chapel... (p. 046-048)
  38. These Nugents of Robinstown had a priest of their own... (p. 049-050)
  39. In Rathawn near Robinstown lived a man named Tom Whelan. (p. 050-051)
  40. Dalystown in not the proper name for this place but Stoneyford. (p. 051-052)
  41. Newel's Bridge (p. 052-053)
  42. Names of Places (p. 053-054)
  43. Names of Places (p. 054-055)
  44. In a small house near Newel's Bridge lived a man named Bat Munstay... (p. 056-057)
  45. A Bishop lived in Clonfad... (p. 058-059)
  46. Meedin Chapel is the third chapel built by the Coffeys... (p. 059-062)
  47. In Robinstown is an old castle where lived Robert Tyrell... (p. 062-064)
  48. Bobby Bán was Bob Rochfort (p. 064-065)
  49. Andy Newman's house in Robinstown was formerly the school house... (p. 065-066)
  50. Carrick (p. 066-067)
  51. Paidir a Deirtí Fadó nuair a Bhítí ag Coigilt na Tine (p. 067-068)
  52. How we Plant and Store Potatoes in this District (p. 068-071)
  53. Funny Story (p. 072)
  54. This happened about sixty years ago near Ballinagore. (p. 073-075)
  55. This Happened About 40 Years Ago. (p. 075-076)
  56. This happened about ten years ago. (p. 076-077)
  57. This happened long ago near Tullamore and it is told in this part of the country. (p. 078-079)
  58. Funny Story (p. 080-081)
  59. Fairy Fort (p. 081-083)
  60. This happened about sixty years ago between Kinnegad and Killbeggan. (p. 083-084)
  61. Local Place Names (p. 085)
  62. This was the time of the priest hunters, about 200 years ago. (p. 086-087)
  63. This happened fifteen years ago beside our house. (p. 088)
  64. Going Astray (p. 089)
  65. Time of the Priest Hunting (p. 090-093)
  66. My Father Went Astray (p. 093-094)
  67. Leigheas ar an Triuch ins an Áit Seo (p. 094)
  68. There is a lone rock Loxan Thomas in Michael Bonney's bottoms... (p. 094-095)
  69. Funny Story (p. 095-096)
  70. In this district was a very hard man. (p. 096-097)
  71. Ag Déanamh Coinnlí ins an Áit Seo (p. 097-098)
  72. A Story Told by Mrs Fallon (p. 098-099)
  73. Scéal Greannmhar Eile faoi Loch Ainninn (p. 099-101)
  74. Cutting Potatoes (p. 101-102)
  75. Basket-Making (p. 102-103)
  76. Rope-Making (p. 103-104)
  77. Signs of a Severe Winter (p. 104-105)
  78. Rope-Making (p. 106)
  79. Leather Tanning (p. 107)
  80. Brick-Making (p. 107)
  81. Riddle (p. 107-108)
  82. Local Poets (p. 108-109)
  83. Riddles (p. 110)
  84. James Byrne Cloonagh Ballinagore was a strong man... (p. 110)
  85. Soap-Making (p. 111-112)
  86. There was a man named Michael Ronan who lived in Derry Castleost Rochfortbridge... (p. 112-113)
  87. Funny Story (p. 113-114)
  88. On the lands of Thomas Glover Clonfad there is a small ditch. (p. 114-115)
  89. Riddles (p. 115)
  90. Weather-Lore in this District (p. 116-117)
  91. Great Jumpers (p. 117-119)
  92. Old Schools (p. 119-120)
  93. Old Crafts (p. 120-121)
  94. Nail-Making (p. 121-122)
  95. Local Cures (p. 123)
Origin information
Dalystown, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 731, p. 1a-123)
English  irish  
Thorns   linked data (lcsh)
Warts   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Wounds and injuries   linked data (lcsh)
Hemorrhage   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Scrofula   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Whooping cough   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Rope trade   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Tanning   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Nail craft   linked data (lcsh)
School location
DalystownBaile Uí DhálaighDalystownClonfadFartullaghWestmeath
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Original reference: 0731/1

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"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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:50090625>
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.
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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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