Clochán (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Clochán (C.) (school) (Cloghan, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mairéad, Bean Uí Ghionnáin.

Original reference: 0815/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Friar's Well in Ballysheil (p. 005-008)
  2. Place Where Gold is Hidden (p. 009-010)
  3. Legend of Clononey Castle (p. 011-013)
  4. St Camon's Well (p. 014-016)
  5. Holy Well of Tisaran (p. 017-019)
  6. Ghost-Story (p. 020-022)
  7. Local Hero - Story of Fleetfoot Tiquin (p. 023-025)
  8. Food in the Olden Times (p. 026-028)
  9. Funny Story (p. 029-030)
  10. Local Fairs (p. 031-033)
  11. Local Cures (p. 034-036)
  12. Local Riddles (p. 037-039)
  13. Local Song - The Old Car Ways (p. 040-046)
  14. Ballad of '98 - Denny Byrne the Piper (p. 047-054)
  15. Burning of Belmont Mills (p. 054-055)
  16. Irish Famine of 1847 (p. 056-061)
  17. Local Roads (p. 063-066)
  18. Care of the Feet (p. 066-069)
  19. Football Matches (p. 070-073)
  20. Potato Crop (p. 074-076)
  21. Potato Crop (p. 076-077)
  22. Landlord of Our District Long Ago (p. 078-079)
  23. Old Graveyards (p. 080-082)
  24. Funny Story (p. 083-086)
  25. Herbs (p. 087-088)
  26. Local Poetry (p. 089-090)
  27. Local Poetry (p. 090-091)
  28. Old Fort (p. 092-094)
  29. Funny Story (p. 095-096)
  30. Travelling Folk (p. 097-100)
  31. Local Forge (p. 101-103)
  32. Old Prayers (p. 104-116)
  33. Lore of Certain Days (p. 108-110)
  34. Funny Story (p. 111-112)
  35. Another Funny Story (p. 112-113)
  36. Good Mowers (p. 114-115)
Origin information
Cloghan, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 815, p. 1-116)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CloghanAn ClochánCloghanGallenGarrycastleOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0815/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Offaly 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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