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Foxrock, Ballacolla

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Foxrock, Ballacolla (school) (Clogh, Co. Laois), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher M. Bevans.

Original reference: 0830/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : Laois county schools

  1. Foxrock National School district comprise:- Part of the Townland of Kilbreedy. (p. 001)
  2. Townland of Kilbreedy - Kilbreedy Castle (p. 002)
  3. Townland of Granstown - Granstown Castle (p. 003)
  4. Townland of Middlemount - The Mount of Middlemount (p. 004)
  5. Townland of Middlemount (p. 005)
  6. Townland of Clough (p. 006)
  7. Townland of Cuffsborough (p. 007)
  8. Townland of Kildellig (Coill Dealg) (p. 008)
  9. Townalnd of Grantstown (p. 009)
  10. Townland of Coolnacurragh (p. 010)
  11. Townland of Grantstown (p. 011)
  12. Townland of Ballygouden (p. 012)
  13. Townland of Grantstown - Grantstown Castle (p. 013)
  14. Townland of Cuffsborough - The Bishop's Well (p. 014)
  15. Townland of Grantstown - Grantstown Lake (p. 015)
  16. Townland of Clough - The Church of Clough (p. 016)
  17. Townland of Clough - The Old Chapel of Clough (p. 017)
  18. Townland of Clough - The Old Chapel of Clough (p. 018-019)
  19. Townland of Clough - The Graveyard of Clough (p. 020)
  20. Townland of Clough - The Mortuary Chapel in the Graveyard of Clough (p. 021)
  21. Townland of Clough (p. 022)
  22. Schools in Clough (p. 023)
  23. Graveyard of Clough (p. 024)
  24. The old chapel here has always been called "The Chapel of Clough" beacuse it was built on the townland of Cluchathunna ie Cloc a' tSionnaigh or the Fox's Rock, entered on the Ordnance Map as Chapel Hill. (p. 024)
  25. Place Name Bordwell (p. 025)
  26. Graveyard of Bordwell (p. 025)
  27. Moat of Middlemount (p. 026)
  28. Townland of Garryduff (Garraí Dubh) (p. 026)
  29. Townland of Kilbreedy (Cill Bríde) (p. 027)
  30. Townland of Grantstown (p. 028)
  31. Townland of Coolnacurragh (p. 028)
  32. Townland of Cuffsborough (p. 029)
  33. Famine Times (p. 030-031)
  34. Mass-Stations in the Penal Days (p. 032)
  35. Churning (p. 033)
  36. Local Cures (p. 034)
Origin information
Clogh, Co. Laois
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 830, p. 1a-34)
Folklore--Ireland--Laois (Ireland)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Treasure troves--Folklore
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
narratives   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CloghAn ChlochCloghBordwellClarmallaghLaois
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0830/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: Laois county 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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