Hungry Hall Road

Abstract: Story collected by a student at St. Vincent de Paul, Drogheda school (Drogheda, Co. Louth) from informant Mrs O' Brien.

Original reference: 0679/2/35

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County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Louth Schools

Brien, Mrs O'
Louth (County)

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The Hungry Hall Road [duchas:4963608]

In Donore long years ago was a house in which there lived a very wealthy man.  He had plenty of money but he never gave anything to the pooor.  Everyone hated him and the house became known as the Hungry Hall.  No beggar dare call at his door.  The day came when he was bankrupt and had to beg for his living.  To the present day even the road is called the Hungry Hall Road.

Origin information
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 232
Volume 0679
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Sr. Magdalen .
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School location
DroghedaDroichead ÁthaDroghedaLouth
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0679/2/35

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"The Hungry Hall Road"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Sr. Magdalen .
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.
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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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