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Derryquay, Tráighlí

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Derryquay, Tráighlí (school) (Derryquay, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Ml. Ó Catháin.

Original reference: 0432/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Cos fé Chrois agus Tón Leachta (p. 205-211)
  2. There was a man and a woman living in Ireland long ago. (p. 212-223)
  3. During the years of the Famine large numbers of people left their homes in West Kerry to earn a living in the other counties of Ireland. (p. 224)
  4. One day Fionn Mac Cumhaill and a small number of soldiers were out hunting on the Sliabh Mis Mountains of West Derrymore. (p. 225)
  5. One day very long ago three brothers who wanted to know how they would spend their lives after their father had died laid themselves down at three cross roads pretending to be dead. (p. 226-232)
  6. Many years ago, when bailiffs and process-servers were frequently met with and evictions for non-payment of rent were a common occurrence there lived in Castlegregory a process-server named Giles Rae. (p. 233-235)
  7. Long ago there lived a man and he worked for a very rich man. (p. 236-241)
  8. Long ago there lived two brothers in a village. (p. 242-244)
  9. The Wiles were the first inhabitants of Derrymore. (p. 245-246)
  10. About ninety years ago the Raes were the landlords of the lands of each side of Derrymore river. (p. 247-248)
  11. On Whit Monday, 22nd July 1893, a disaster occurred at Camp Bridge on the Tralee and Dingle Railway. (p. 249-251)
  12. In the year of the Treaty 1921 a train left Tralee with a crowd of people to attend the anniversary of Thomas Ashe's death. (p. 252)
  13. About forty years ago all the poor people of Derrymore and Clasheen got score ground from the farmers of the place. (p. 253)
  14. About thirty five years ago a single engine left Tralee for Dingle on a trial run. (p. 254)
  15. On the 19th February, 1921Commander Michael Mc Elligott 6th Battalion IRA was killed in action... (p. 255)
  16. About twenty five years ago a train left Tralee at six o clock in the morning for Dingle. (p. 256)
  17. In olden times the people travelled the old Tralee to Dingle road on horseback. (p. 257)
  18. Christmas is a time of great joy and feasting. (p. 259)
  19. In Cathar Cun Rí in the Slíabh Mis mountains there are the rins of Fionn Mac Cumhail's castle. (p. 260)
  20. There are the ruins of an ancient church between Tom Sullivan's and Quirkes's farms. (p. 261)
  21. In the lands of Julia Quirke in Derrymore there are the remains of an old fort. (p. 262)
  22. In the lands of Martin Sayers at Derrymore there are the ruins of an ancient fort. (p. 263)
  23. Long ago there lived a man in Derrymore. (p. 264)
  24. About sixty years ago there lived a man named Lenihan in a little thatched house in a field called "Móinfhéar Mór" in Derrymore West. (p. 265)
  25. In the year 1910 the Railway Company got the railway line removed from the Curra Dubh bridge to a new one father in from the road. (p. 266)
  26. About thirty years ago Major Chute lived at Glenfield in Camp. (p. 267)
  27. Long ago there lived a tailor in Derrymore. (p. 268)
  28. Sir Edward Denny was a landlord living in England. (p. 269)
  29. The old people would not sell any milk on May-day because it was said that the buyer would have power to take the milk during the rest of the year. (p. 270)
  30. Other people would not give away any money on Monday because it was said if they did they would be giving it away during the week. (p. 271-272)
  31. About twenty-five years ago a man named Mike Mahoney from Inch went to bu cattle at Dingle Fair. (p. 273-274)
  32. Long ago a Dingle man was going to America and he could only speak the Irish language. (p. 275)
  33. In the village of Camp there is a Protestant Rectory. (p. 276-277)
  34. Long ago there lived a man named Seán Scataire. (p. 278-281)
  35. Long ago when there were no asylums the people of Ireland used come to Glenagualt when they would get mad. (p. 282)
Origin information
Derryquay, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 432, p. 200-282)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
School location
DerryquayDoire Mhic AodhaAnnaghCorkaguinyKerry
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0432/2

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"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kerry 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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