Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballycorus (school) (Ballycorus, Co. Dublin), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher E. Nic Shionóid.

Original reference: 0798/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Dublin schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 221-222)
  2. Father O'Dwyer (p. 223)
  3. There was a man name Paddy and he was working in a farm place mending cars. (p. 223)
  4. Paddy was sick one time in hospital. (p. 224)
  5. There was aman name Dodgin appointed as new foreman over men working on the road. (p. 224)
  6. Once an Irishman was about to enter a Public house... (p. 225)
  7. There was once a servant man engaged to do all farming work. (p. 225)
  8. Riddles (p. 226-227)
  9. Riddles (p. 227-230)
  10. Riddles (p. 230-231)
  11. Riddles (p. 232-234)
  12. Riddles (p. 234-235)
  13. Riddles (p. 235)
  14. A rainbow in the morning is the sailers warning. (p. 236)
  15. When the cows stand in under the hedge, it is the sign of rain. (p. 237)
  16. Local Happenings (p. 239)
  17. Lord Powerscourt (p. 239-240)
  18. Once upon a time there was a man near the Pine Forest... (p. 240-241)
  19. One evening as a man was walking along the road,... (p. 241-242)
  20. There was once a woman named Butler who lived in Ballycorus. (p. 242-243)
  21. Local Happening (p. 244-245)
  22. Once upon a time there was a man coming home from work very late. (p. 246-247)
  23. How Powerscourt Got His Demesne (p. 247-249)
  24. Local Happening (p. 249-251)
  25. Words Used in the Locality (p. 252-255)
  26. Local Industry (p. 255-257)
  27. Local Bakery (p. 258-259)
  28. Paper Mill in the District (p. 259-260)
  29. Remains of Ireland in the Neighbourhood (p. 261-264)
  30. Remains of Christian Ireland (p. 264-266)
  31. Church of St Brigid of Tullagh (p. 266-268)
  32. Killegar (p. 268-269)
  33. Words Used in the Locality (p. 269-270)
  34. Shanganagh Castle (p. 271-273)
  35. Local Roads (p. 273-276)
  36. Wild Birds (p. 276-279)
  37. Swallow (p. 279-280)
  38. Mother Will you Buy me a Milkin' Can (p. 282-284)
  39. Here we Come Gathering Nuts and May (p. 285)
  40. Colours and Corners (p. 286)
  41. Stand the Lady (p. 287)
  42. Rabbit and Dog (p. 288)
  43. Robbers (p. 288-289)
  44. Who Goes round My Story House (p. 289-290)
  45. Big Ship Sailing (p. 290)
  46. Dan Dan Thread the Needle (p. 291)
  47. Wall Flowers (p. 292)
  48. Pastimes for the Winter - How to Catch Birds (p. 293)
  49. Pastime for the Winter - How to Catch Rabbits (p. 294)
  50. Skeleton (p. 294-295)
  51. Travelling People (p. 296)
  52. My Home District (p. 296-298)
  53. Local Song - Maids of Enniskerry O (p. 298-299)
  54. Potato Crop (p. 300-301)
  55. Festival Customs (p. 301-302)
  56. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 302-303)
  57. Churning (p. 303-304)
  58. Philibin (p. 304)
  59. Heron (p. 305)
Origin information
Ballycorus, Co. Dublin
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 798, p. 220-305)
Folklore--Ireland--Dublin (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallycorusBaile Mhic FheoraisBallycorusRathmichaelRathdownDublin
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0798/5

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"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Dublin 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.
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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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