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

Original reference: 0738/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Riddles (p. 307-309)
  2. Weather Signs (p. 309-311)
  3. Old Crafts - Candle-Making (p. 311-312)
  4. Old Crafts - Soap Manufacture (p. 312)
  5. Old Crafts - Basket-Making (p. 312-313)
  6. Old Crafts - Dyeing (p. 313-314)
  7. Old Crafts - Rope-Making (p. 314)
  8. Old Crafts - Tanning of Leather (p. 314)
  9. Old Crafts - Woodwork of Certain Kinds (p. 314-315)
  10. Marriage Customs (p. 315-317)
  11. Local Place Names (p. 317-318)
  12. Local Cures (p. 319-320)
  13. Travelling Folk (p. 320-321)
  14. Fairy Forts (p. 321-322)
  15. Games (p. 323)
  16. Local Roads (p. 323)
  17. My Home District (p. 323-324)
  18. Herbs (p. 324-325)
  19. Potato Crop (p. 325)
  20. Proverbs (p. 326)
  21. Festival Customs (p. 326-327)
  22. Names of the Birds (p. 328-329)
  23. Hackling was a trade in ... the man who did it was known as Johnnie Lamb. (p. 330)
  24. ...done by boiling soap in water... (p. 331-332)
  25. Rush Candle (p. 333)
  26. Riddles (p. 333)
  27. The woman distributed the butter amongst her neighbours. (p. 334)
  28. The people in olden times believed in cures like this for warts... (p. 334)
  29. The people who used to take the butter worked spells or charms. (p. 335)
  30. ...back and went to Wilson's and stopped for the night. (p. 336)
  31. Riddles (p. 336)
  32. Daly's house was a night school... (p. 337-338)
  33. The cure of warts is if you get a black snail when you are not looking... (p. 339)
  34. The cure of a burn is to get a man... (p. 339)
  35. There is a well near... (p. 339-340)
  36. Tricks (p. 341)
  37. One Monday morning from a man for sixteen pence I bought a pair of hand som pidgents.... (p. 342)
  38. In Strangers old house it is said that there was a hedge school... (p. 343)
  39. Riddles (p. 343)
  40. Wild Birds (p. 344-347)
  41. Farm Animals (p. 348)
  42. Churning (p. 348)
  43. Care of Feet (p. 349)
  44. Forges (p. 349)
  45. Local Patron Saint (p. 350)
  46. Local Fairs (p. 350)
  47. Clothes Made Locally (p. 351)
  48. Food in Olden Times (p. 351-353)
Origin information
Crooked Wood, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 738, p. 305-353)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Dyes and dyeing   linked data (lcsh)
Rope trade   linked data (lcsh)
Tanning   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Warts   linked data (lcsh)
Burns and scalds   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Crooked WoodTigh MunnaCrooked WoodTaghmonCorkareeWestmeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0738/5

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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