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Ballinacliffy

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

Original reference: 0747/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Hidden Treasure Legends (p. 101-102)
  2. Hidden Treasure Legends (p. 102-103)
  3. Hidden Treasure Legends (p. 103-104)
  4. Old Funny Story (p. 105-107)
  5. Funny Story - Gibeen (p. 108-111)
  6. Riddles (p. 111-115)
  7. Weather-Lore (p. 116-118)
  8. Local Heroes - Strong Men (p. 118-121)
  9. Local Heroes - Great Runners, Jumpers and Walkers (p. 121-123)
  10. Local Happenings - The Famine 1847 (p. 124)
  11. Local Happenings - The Famine 1847 (p. 124)
  12. Local Happenings - The Famine 1847 (p. 125)
  13. Black Flu of Spring 1918 (p. 125-126)
  14. Drownings (p. 126-127)
  15. Drownings (p. 127-128)
  16. Severe Weather - The Big Wind of 1839 (p. 129)
  17. Severe Weather - The Big Wind of 1902 (p. 129-130)
  18. Severe Weather - The Big Wind of 1902 (p. 130-131)
  19. Snow-Storm 1932 (p. 131-132)
  20. Severe Frost 1921 (p. 133)
  21. Old Schools (p. 134-135)
  22. Old Schools (p. 135-136)
  23. Old Crafts - Thatching (p. 136-138)
  24. Old Crafts - Basket-Making (p. 138-139)
  25. Old Lights (p. 139-140)
  26. Penal Days (p. 140-141)
  27. Story of Father Mc Cormack (p. 141-143)
  28. Names of Fields (p. 144-145)
  29. Names of Fields (p. 145-146)
  30. Names of Fields (p. 147-148)
  31. Names of Fields (p. 148-149)
  32. Bird-Lore (p. 150-151)
  33. Bird-Lore (p. 151-153)
  34. Local Cures (p. 154-155)
  35. Local Cures (p. 155-156)
  36. Local Cures (p. 156)
  37. Homemade Toys (p. 157-158)
  38. Homemade Toys (p. 158-159)
  39. Homemade Toys (p. 159)
  40. Homemade Toys (p. 159-160)
  41. Lore of Certain Days (p. 160-161)
  42. Lore of Certain Days (p. 161-162)
  43. Lore of Certain Days (p. 163)
  44. Fairy Forts (p. 163-165)
  45. Fairy Forts (p. 165-166)
  46. Fairy Forts (p. 166)
  47. Travelling Folk (p. 167-168)
  48. Travelling Folk (p. 168-169)
  49. Forts and Raths (p. 169-170)
  50. Games We Play (p. 171-173)
  51. Games We Play (p. 173-174)
  52. Local Roads (p. 175-177)
  53. My Townland (p. 178-179)
  54. My Townland (p. 180)
  55. My Townland (p. 180-182)
  56. My Townland (p. 182-184)
  57. Holy Wells (p. 184-185)
  58. Homemade Cures from Herbs and Plants (p. 186-187)
  59. Potato Crop (p. 188-189)
  60. Potato Crop (p. 189-190)
  61. Proverbs and Old Sayings (p. 190-195)
  62. Care of Animals (p. 196)
  63. Care of Animals (p. 197-198)
  64. Churning (p. 199-200)
  65. Churning (p. 200-201)
  66. Churning (p. 201-202)
  67. Forges (p. 203)
  68. Forges (p. 203-204)
  69. Forges (p. 205)
  70. Local Fairs (p. 206)
  71. Local Fairs (p. 207)
  72. Local Fairs (p. 207)
  73. Food in Olden Times (p. 208-210)
  74. Food in Olden Times (p. 210-211)
  75. Old Houses (p. 211-212)
  76. Old Houses (p. 213)
  77. Leipreachan and Mermaid (p. 213-215)
  78. Leipreachan and Mermaid (p. 215-217)
  79. Graveyards (p. 217-219)
  80. Old Prayers (p. 220-221)
  81. Old Prayers (p. 222)
  82. Old Prayers (p. 222-223)
  83. Old Prayers (p. 223-225)
  84. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 226)
  85. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 226-227)
  86. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 228)
  87. Historical Stories - Shooting of Daniel (p. 229-230)
  88. Historical Stories (p. 230-231)
  89. Historical Stories (p. 231)
  90. Strange Animals (p. 232)
  91. Strange Animals (p. 233)
  92. Strange Animals (p. 234)
  93. Buying and Selling (p. 235)
  94. Buying and Selling (p. 236)
  95. Football Games (p. 237)
  96. Football Games (p. 238)
  97. Weight-Throwing (p. 239)
  98. Weight-Throwing (p. 239-240)
  99. Girls go out on Hallow Eve night and pull a stalk of cabbage of which the head is cut off without looking at it... (p. 240-241)
  100. Christmas Customs (p. 241-242)
  101. Hallow Eve Customs (p. 243)
  102. Easter Sunday (p. 244)
  103. Shrove Tuesday (p. 244)
  104. Ash Wednesday (p. 244)
  105. Food in Olden Times - Rasp (p. 245)
  106. Food in Olden Times - Sounds (p. 245)
  107. Wounded Mermaid (p. 246)
  108. Old Stories Told to Children by Their Mothers - Cakeen Caukeen (p. 247-249)
  109. Old Stories Told to Children by Their Mothers - The Horned Woman (p. 249-250)
  110. Poor Scholars (p. 251-256)
  111. Tower (p. 256-257)
  112. Magic Trout (p. 258-259)
  113. Jack the Giant Killer (p. 260-262)
  114. King Rua (p. 263)
  115. Jack without Fear (p. 264-265)
Origin information
Ballynacliffy, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 747, p. 100A-265)
Languages
English  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Westmeath
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Weather--Folklore
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
Winds--Folklore
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Birds--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Food--Folklore
Dwellings--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Ash Wednesday   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
School location
BallynacliffyBallynacliffyKilkenny WestKilkenny WestWestmeath
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5009126
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0747/2

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:50091265>
Funding
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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