Lower Warren

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Lower Warren (school) (Warren Lower, Co. Westmeath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Liam Mac Coiligh.

Original reference: 0746/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Irish Words and Phrases in Use in School District (p. 201-238)
  2. Notes - Ethnographic (p. 203)
  3. Seventy or eighty Years ago there was no soap made or too dear to buy people used urine as a bleacher for clothes (p. 203)
  4. Big Wind (p. 204)
  5. Katie Mara's House in Tully (p. 204)
  6. Story (p. 205)
  7. Story (p. 206-207)
  8. Story (p. 208)
  9. Story (p. 208)
  10. Fairy Passes in the School District (p. 209-210)
  11. Rehan - Townland - How it Got its Name (p. 211)
  12. Dillons (p. 212)
  13. Dillons (p. 212-213)
  14. Dillons (p. 214)
  15. O' Brians (p. 214)
  16. Dillons (p. 215)
  17. The McAuley lived in Tully. (p. 215)
  18. Dillons (p. 216)
  19. Dillons (p. 216-217)
  20. Murtots (p. 218)
  21. Dillons (p. 218)
  22. Strong Men (p. 218)
  23. Funny Story (p. 219-220)
  24. Story (p. 220-223)
  25. Story (p. 223-224)
  26. Folklore (p. 225-226)
  27. Folklore (p. 226-227)
  28. Folklore (p. 227)
  29. Story (p. 227-229)
  30. Story - The Fox Escapes through a Hole in the Roof (p. 229-230)
  31. Drownings in School District (p. 230)
  32. Sowens (p. 231)
  33. Flummery (p. 231-232)
  34. Fox Gets Rid of Fleas (p. 233)
  35. Seven Soupers (p. 233)
  36. Mr Temple's Dogs Graveyard (p. 233-234)
  37. House Burnings (p. 234-235)
  38. Big Wind (p. 235-236)
  39. Drownings (p. 239-240)
  40. Hedge-Schools etc (p. 240-243)
  41. Flax-Weaving in the School District (p. 244)
  42. Patrick Delonta was a hedge schoolmaster. (p. 245)
  43. There was a hedge schoolmaster in Ballykieran. (p. 245)
  44. Story (p. 246)
  45. Gooseberry Charm - For Sty in the Eye (p. 247)
  46. Seventh Son Charm (p. 247-248)
  47. Burns (p. 249)
  48. Seventh Son (p. 249)
  49. Charms (p. 249)
  50. Warts (p. 249)
  51. A pain in the back can be cured by a person who is not born proper and put three times out under an ass. (p. 250)
  52. Old Schools (p. 250)
  53. Old Sayings, Riddles etc Common in the District (p. 252-254)
  54. Riddles (p. 254-256)
  55. Riddles (p. 257-258)
  56. How Twyford Got its Name (p. 259)
  57. Banshee (p. 259)
  58. Story about St Patrick (p. 260)
  59. Story about Twy Lake (p. 260)
  60. How Twy Got its Name (p. 261)
  61. Tury House was a nunnery in olden times. (p. 261)
  62. Some time ago if a Protestant man wanted to buy a horse, he would go to a Catholic man to buy a horse. (p. 261-262)
  63. Charms etc - Ringworm (p. 263)
  64. Mass Path (p. 263)
  65. Festival Customs (p. 264-265)
  66. Mass Rock (p. 265-266)
  67. According to an old belief you will never have luck, if you build a house on a fairy pass. (p. 266)
  68. Weasels (p. 267)
  69. Penal Days (p. 268)
  70. Mass Rocks etc (p. 269)
  71. Marriage Custom (p. 269)
  72. Hedge-Schools (p. 269-270)
  73. Riddles (p. 270-271)
  74. Story (p. 271-273)
  75. Hedge-School (p. 274)
  76. Old Schools (p. 274-275)
  77. Funeral Customs (p. 277-276)
  78. Funeral Customs (p. 276)
  79. Wake Customs (p. 278)
  80. Forfeits (p. 279)
  81. Games That used to be Played at Wakes - Sacks in the Kill (p. 279)
  82. Wakes, etc. - Horns (p. 279-280)
  83. Games That Used to be Played at Wakes Long Ago - Basket of Flowers (p. 281)
  84. Games That Used to be Played at Wakes Long Ago - Hold Fast (p. 281)
  85. Games That Used to be Played at Wakes Long Ago - Washing the Linen (p. 281-282)
  86. Wake Game - All Birds Fly (p. 283)
  87. Wake Game - Penal Days (p. 283-284)
  88. Puss in Boots (p. 285-288)
  89. Paddy McCarthy and his Money (p. 286)
  90. There was once upon a time a man named Doolan and he had no hay to give his cow and he went to Twy to steal a bundle of hay. (p. 286-287)
  91. Golden Bird (p. 289)
  92. Once upon a time my father seen a rat leading another blind rat to a hole. (p. 289-290)
  93. Story (p. 290)
  94. Story (p. 291-292)
  95. Three Wishes (p. 292-294)
  96. Lakes in the School District (p. 295)
  97. P' Donovan Rossa (p. 295)
  98. Robbin's Lake (p. 296)
  99. Robbin's Lake (p. 296)
  100. Waterstown Lake (p. 296)
  101. Irish Pipers (p. 297)
  102. Funny Story (p. 297)
  103. In the school district: 1) It is not lucky to put out ashes on Monday or Sunday. (p. 298-299)
  104. Folk Stories - Animal Tales - Race between Fox and Hedgehog (p. 400)
  105. Story (p. 401-402)
  106. Story (p. 402-403)
  107. Boy Steals Giant's Treasures (p. 404-405)
  108. Story (p. 405-406)
  109. Story (p. 406-407)
  110. Story (p. 408)
  111. Story (p. 408-409)
  112. Funny Story (p. 409-410)
  113. Story (p. 410-411)
  114. Story of Woodpigeon and Magpie (p. 411-412)
  115. Story about a Grouse (p. 412-413)
  116. Local Cures - Warts (p. 413-415)
  117. Local Cures - Yellow Jaundice (p. 415-416)
  118. List of Homemade Toys (p. 416)
  119. Snare (p. 416)
  120. Ruined Churches (p. 416-417)
  121. Story about the Bush of the Bog in Maghera (p. 419-418)
  122. Place Names etc Common to the District (p. 420-421)
  123. Famine (p. 422)
  124. Famine (p. 422-423)
  125. Linen-Making in School District (p. 424-425)
  126. Local Place Names (p. 425-426)
  127. Story (p. 426-428)
  128. Famine Times (p. 428-429)
  129. Famine (p. 429-430)
  130. Famine Times (p. 431-432)
  131. Story - How Willie the Wisp Got his Name (p. 432-434)
  132. Local Roads (p. 435)
  133. Old Roads (p. 435-436)
  134. Old Roads (p. 437-438)
  135. Old Road (p. 438-439)
  136. Story (p. 440-441)
  137. Fairy Forts (p. 443-442)
  138. Fairy Forts (p. 442-441)
  139. Fairy Forts (p. 444-443)
  140. Fairy Fort (p. 445)
  141. Fairy Forts (p. 447-446)
  142. Story (p. 448-447)
  143. Fairy Forts (p. 449-448)
  144. Fairies (p. 449)
  145. Old Characters of the District (p. 450)
  146. Cures (p. 450)
  147. School Games (p. 452-453)
  148. Holy Wells (p. 454-455)
  149. Holy Wells (p. 455-456)
  150. Herbs (p. 456-457)
  151. Gobán Saor (p. 458)
  152. Gobán Saor (p. 458-459)
  153. Leipreachán (p. 459-460)
  154. Leipreachán (p. 460-461)
  155. by old Dukes and her father (or grandfather) often saw bombs thrown at the old church (p. 465)
  156. Mr James Duffy's house in Church St. - big and strong house, was used by English soldiers (p. 465)
  157. Long ago soldiers used to be billeted in the houses in the town of Moate, (p. 465)
  158. Custom Gap (p. 467-466)
  159. Dead Wall (p. 466)
  160. Old Boys' School (p. 466)
Origin information
Warren Lower, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
typeOfResource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 746, p. 200-467)
Languages
English  
genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Westmeath
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Winds--Folklore
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Animals--Folklore
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Foxes--Folklore
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
Food--Folklore
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Hordeolum   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Burns and scalds   linked data (lcsh)
Charms   linked data (lcsh)
Warts   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
narratives   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ringworm   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Death--Folklore
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Jaundice   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Will-o'-the-wisp   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Gobán Saor (Legendary character)   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Warren LowerWarren LowerBallyloughloeClonlonanWestmeath
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5009123
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0746/3

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:50091235>
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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