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Broadford, Ráthluirc

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Broadford, Ráthluirc (school) (Broadford, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Siobhán Nic Phiarais.

Original reference: 0491/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. 'Sé ainm na háite seo anois na Béal-an-Áis (p. 002-003)
  2. Focail Ghaeilge i measc na nDaoine (p. 004-006)
  3. Gleann an Chapaill (p. 005)
  4. Log Mór (p. 005)
  5. One day a priest in Charleville met Bill Lenane who was after a heavy batter (p. 007-008)
  6. There lived a man near Broadford named Jack Barry who used to go to Newcastle very often. (p. 008-009)
  7. Long ago there lived behind Broadford a man name William Brosnan who was going to a fair. (p. 009-010)
  8. There is a place in this locality called Killougholehane (p. 011-012)
  9. Who is it that is my father's daughter and is no sister of mine. (p. 012-020)
  10. There was a man who lived some years ago in this parish, who was a great mower. (p. 021)
  11. There was a man living in Knockgloss named James Barret... (p. 022)
  12. The most notable man in my locality was James Joyce born in Knocktoosh. (p. 022-023)
  13. My grandfather was a famous athlete, who won several prizes. (p. 023-024)
  14. John Brennan of Lisnafully was a famous dancer in this locality (p. 025)
  15. Rain: seagulls calling; swallows flying low ... (p. 026)
  16. One of the greatest disaters that occurred in this locality was an outbreak ... (p. 027-028)
  17. A man named William Brosnan was found drowned in the 'Arrow' a short distance from Freemount. (p. 028-029)
  18. The greatest storm remembered in my locality... (p. 029-030)
  19. A heavy snowfall occurred ten years ago... (p. 030-031)
  20. A lot of crafts were worked in the locality in olden times... (p. 031)
  21. In the year 1870, thee flax industry was going on in this locality and surrounding districts. (p. 031-032)
  22. Long ago my grandmother occupied the greater part of her time spinning. (p. 032-033)
  23. Long ago the people did not buy much. (p. 033)
  24. Long ago there lived a man near Broadford named Bat Brennan. (p. 034)
  25. There once lived in Broadford a cooper named William Mc Glynn... (p. 035)
  26. Shrove is the usual time for boys and girls to get married. (p. 035-037)
  27. The birds commonly seen in our district are... (p. 037-038)
  28. Chin cough - If you saw a person riding on a white horse... (p. 039-040)
  29. Lucky Days (p. 040-041)
  30. There is a fort situated in Banemore. (p. 042-044)
  31. During the black 47 the people of Tullylease were badly off. (p. 045-046)
  32. Townland (p. 047)
  33. The townland of Kilcoora is in the parish of Raheenagh... (p. 047-048)
  34. My townland is called Farrihy, which means watching. (p. 048-049)
  35. Boola is the name of my townland which means a place where cows were driven to be milked. (p. 049-050)
  36. My townland is called Glanduff because there is a black wood in it. (p. 051-052)
  37. The name of my townland is Ballinlonig. (p. 053)
  38. In the townland of Coolaleen there are thirteen families. (p. 053-054)
  39. St Ita was the patron saint of Kileedy. (p. 054-055)
  40. St Benjamin was the only St near my locality in distant ages. (p. 055-056)
  41. The Dandelion is used for curing thrush... (p. 057-058)
  42. There is an acre in our farm under potatoes. (p. 059)
  43. We have about twenty perches of land under potatoes. (p. 059-060)
  44. The different kinds of potatoes are - (p. 060-061)
  45. We have about an acre of land under potatoes. (p. 061)
  46. Proverbs (p. 061-065)
  47. No. of cows - two cows on a rented field. (p. 065-066)
  48. Our cow's name is Kenny. (p. 066-067)
  49. We have no churn at home. (p. 067-068)
  50. When the cows were milked, the milk was put into a big tin. (p. 068-069)
  51. There are two forges in Broadford. (p. 070)
  52. Long ago the people ate different foods and less meals. (p. 071)
  53. There are two graveyards in the parish of Broadford. (p. 072)
  54. There is a ruin of a church in Killogholehane. (p. 073)
  55. There are ruins of an old church to be seen in Springfield. (p. 074)
Origin information
Broadford, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 491, p. 1-74)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Whooping cough   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Thrushes   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BroadfordBéal an ÁthaBroadfordKillagholehaneGlenquinLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0491/1

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"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Limerick 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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