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

Original reference: 0686/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Meath schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 242-244)
  2. Riddles (p. 245-255)
  3. Cures (p. 256-261)
  4. Proverbs (p. 262-280)
  5. Local History - The Moat (p. 281)
  6. Macetown Castle (p. 281)
  7. Skryne (p. 282)
  8. Battle of Tara (p. 282-283)
  9. Tara Brooch (p. 283-284)
  10. Old Churches (p. 284)
  11. Schools (p. 285)
  12. Bective Abbey (p. 285-287)
  13. Churning (p. 286)
  14. Strange Ring (p. 287-288)
  15. Local Forge (p. 289)
  16. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 290)
  17. Potato Crop (p. 290-291)
  18. Food in Olden Times (p. 291-292)
  19. Local Graveyards (p. 292-293)
  20. Care of the Feet (p. 293-294)
  21. Prayers (p. 294-296)
  22. Prayers (p. 296-297)
  23. Old Houses (p. 297-298)
  24. May Eve Customs (p. 298-299)
  25. Old Customs (p. 299-300)
  26. May Eve Customs (p. 301)
  27. Ancient Irish Prayer After Communion (p. 301-302)
  28. Going to the Fair (p. 303)
  29. Who Boiled the Kettle (p. 303)
  30. Irishman and an Englishman (p. 303-304)
Origin information
Rathfeigh, Co. Meath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 686, p. 241-304)
English  irish  
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
RathfeighRáth FaicheRathfeighRathfeighSkreenMeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0686/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Meath 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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