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Naomh Muire (B.), Droichead Átha

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Naomh Muire (B.), Droichead Átha (school) (Drogheda, Co. Louth), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher A. Mac Uidhlinn.

Original reference: 0681/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Louth schools

  1. Ghost Stories - A Strange Procession (p. 003-004)
  2. Stray Sod (p. 005)
  3. Humpy Jack Madden (p. 006-007)
  4. Dandelion Clock (p. 008-009)
  5. Blessed Sacrament (p. 010-012)
  6. Ghost Story (p. 013-014)
  7. Jump at Platten Rocks (p. 015-016)
  8. Tinsmith and the Thieves (p. 017-018)
  9. About forty years ago an old man between 70 and 80 years lived in the village of Shallon. (p. 019)
  10. A young man was going home from Drogheda to Bellewstown one night. (p. 020)
  11. On a little hill called the Mullach near Bellewstown there is a rock. (p. 021)
  12. There are three rocks on top of Bellewstown hill, each about one quarter of a mile apart. (p. 022)
  13. There is a round stone near Clough Patrick on the Collon Road. (p. 023)
  14. About ten yards from St. Patrick's Well in Drogheda there is a round flat stone in the ground with the imprint of four fingers and a thumb. (p. 023)
  15. In Kilsharven about 70 years ago there was a linen mill. (p. 024)
  16. Near Kilsharvan on a hill there was a gate leading into a field. (p. 025)
  17. Many years ago a very old woman lived alone in a cottage. (p. 026-027)
  18. Fairy Story (p. 028-029)
  19. Tale of Maura Gargan (p. 030-032)
  20. Big Black Dog (p. 033-034)
  21. There is a certain house which is situated 2 miles from the town. (p. 035-036)
  22. Once upon a time there lived a priest who was paid to say a mass, but he forgot and he died. (p. 037)
  23. Old Road from Tara (p. 038)
  24. Ghost Story (p. 039-040)
  25. Fairy in Bottle Lane (p. 041)
  26. Big Black Dog (p. 042-043)
  27. Fairy Story (p. 044-045)
  28. Once upon a time there lived a princess. (p. 046)
  29. There is a certain house which is situated about two miles from Drogheda. (p. 047)
  30. Ghosts (p. 048-049)
  31. There is a fairy moat at Coolagh Bridge, between Coolagh Street and Platten Road Bridge, by the Railway. (p. 050)
  32. There is a Lone Bush at Cool Lough near Shallen. (p. 051-052)
  33. A boy was driving a pony and trap up at bolre graveyard. (p. 053)
  34. The Dale arch is haunted every night at twelve o'clock ever since a man was hanged from a post there. (p. 054-055)
  35. A heavy coach full of headless men, and driven by coach men, come down by the side.... (p. 056-057)
  36. Shamrock with red streaks grows about 2 miles on the Drogheda side of Slane. (p. 058)
  37. Proverbs (p. 059)
  38. Proverbs (p. 059-060)
  39. Proverbs (p. 060-062)
Origin information
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 681, p. 1-62)
Folklore--Ireland--Louth (County)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
DroghedaDroichead ÁthaDroghedaLouth
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0681/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Louth 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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