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Clara (Convent)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Clara (Convent) (school) (Clara, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Sr. Bernadette..

Original reference: 0807/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Local Patron Saint (p. 143-144)
  2. Games I Play (p. 144-147)
  3. Proverbs (p. 147-151)
  4. Graveyards (p. 151-152)
  5. Funny Story (p. 152-153)
  6. Local Fairs (p. 153-154)
  7. My Home District (p. 155-156)
  8. Local Forge (p. 156-158)
  9. Travelling Folk (p. 158-159)
  10. Clothes Made Locally (p. 159-160)
  11. Riddles Heard Locally (p. 161-168)
  12. Potato-Crop (p. 169-171)
  13. Old Story (p. 171-173)
  14. Local Happenings (p. 173-176)
  15. Local Roads (p. 176-178)
  16. The Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 179-180)
  17. Weather-Lore (p. 181-182)
  18. Festival Customs (p. 182-184)
  19. Food in Olden Times (p. 185-186)
  20. Local Marriage Customs (p. 186-187)
  21. Bread (p. 188-189)
  22. Local Place Names (p. 189-190)
  23. Bird-Lore (p. 191-192)
  24. Old Houses (p. 192-193)
  25. Song (p. 194-195)
Origin information
Clara, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 807, p. 142-195)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0807/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Offaly 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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