Graiguenamanagh (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Graiguenamanagh (B.) (school) (Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Micheál Ó Cuanáin.

Original reference: 0857/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kilkenny schools

  1. Freney the Robber (p. 257-258)
  2. Cromwell's March to Castlekelly (p. 259)
  3. Ghost Story (p. 260-261)
  4. How Goresbridge Got its Name (p. 262-263)
  5. Townlands and Ancient Castles (p. 264)
  6. Scéal - Mullawnagown (p. 265)
  7. Scéal (p. 266)
  8. Tickerlivan (p. 267-268)
  9. Ancient Monuments of the Neighbourhood of Graignamanagh (p. 269-271)
  10. Some Old Industries of Graignamanagh (p. 272-279)
  11. Buying and Selling (p. 280-281)
  12. Old Houses (p. 282-283)
  13. Festival Customs (p. 284-286)
  14. Religious Stories (p. 287-288)
  15. Old Prayers (p. 289)
  16. Old Stories (p. 290-292)
  17. Local Happenings (p. 293-296)
  18. Shooting Episode on Brandon Hill (p. 297-298)
  19. Cock Fights (p. 299-300)
  20. Old Fairs (p. 301-302)
  21. Old Cures (p. 303-307)
  22. Gobban Saor and St Moling (p. 308-309)
  23. Seven Bishops of Freynestown (p. 310-311)
  24. Rocks (p. 312-314)
  25. Story of Jack the Giant-Killer (p. 315-319)
  26. Giant Story (p. 320)
  27. Stories about Gobbán Saor (p. 321-324)
  28. Old Stories (p. 325-326)
  29. Taking the Butter (p. 327-330)
  30. Potato Crop (p. 331-334)
  31. Old Graig Song (p. 335-337)
  32. Parting Thoughts (p. 338-342)
  33. Wexford Rebel (p. 343-345)
  34. Dirge for Duiske (p. 346-349)
  35. Fairy Story - Philip's Castle (p. 350-355)
  36. Dead Congregation (p. 356-365)
  37. Abbey of Duiske or Graignamanagh (p. 366-376)
  38. Freney the Robber (p. 377-380)
  39. Freney and the Rich Man (p. 381-382)
  40. Story of Kathleen Gorra (p. 383-385)
  41. Story about Saint Moling (p. 386-387)
  42. Fairy Story (p. 388-389)
  43. A short distance from Graignamanagh on the County Carlow side there are three sets of cross-roads. (p. 390-392)
  44. Evil Deeds and Their Punishments (p. 393-394)
  45. In the townland of Marley County Carlow there is a family named Cantlon. (p. 395-396)
  46. Butler's Castle (p. 397)
  47. Story of a Rath (p. 398-399)
  48. St Molying (p. 400-401)
  49. Holy Story (p. 402-404)
  50. King that Thought No One Could Make him Say "You Lie" (p. 405-407)
  51. Jude and Joe (p. 408-409)
  52. Milltown Ghost (p. 410-412)
  53. Kitty with the Pack (p. 413-414)
  54. Will-O'-The-Wisp (p. 415-416)
  55. Ancient Stews and Pies (p. 417)
  56. Forges (p. 418)
Origin information
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 857, p. 257a-418)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Kilkenny (County)
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Gobán Saor (Legendary character)   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Brigands and robbers   linked data (lcsh)
Will-o'-the-wisp   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
School location
GraiguenamanaghGráig na ManachGraiguenamanaghGraiguenamanaghGowranKilkenny
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0857/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kilkenny 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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