Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Kilgobnet (school) (Kilgobnet, Co. Kerry), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Ó Cinneide; Ellen Foley.

Original reference: 0471/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kerry schools

  1. Shiubhlas mór chuid de bharr na tuatha. (p. 309-311)
  2. Marriages (p. 312-315)
  3. St Gobnet (p. 316-318)
  4. Potatoes (p. 319-321)
  5. Old Story (p. 322-323)
  6. My grandfather told me when he was ploughing one evening that he saw a man near John Conor's fort and when he went towards him he disappeared. (p. 324)
  7. Old Story (p. 324-325)
  8. Querns (p. 326)
  9. Old-Time Food (p. 327-328)
  10. Story about the Fenians (p. 329)
  11. Special Things that People Respect (p. 330-332)
  12. Old Relics (p. 333-334)
  13. Old Trades (p. 335-337)
  14. On Beggars (p. 338-340)
  15. Old Prayers (p. 340-341)
  16. Place Names (p. 342-343)
  17. Old Houses (p. 344-346)
  18. My Own Townland (p. 347-348)
  19. Old Churns (p. 349-350)
  20. Riddles (p. 351-353)
  21. Churchyards (p. 354-355)
  22. Animals at Home (p. 356-358)
  23. Care of the Feet (p. 359-360)
  24. Smiths (p. 361-362)
  25. Old Story (p. 363)
  26. Tailors (p. 364-365)
  27. A Funny Story (p. 366)
  28. Weather (p. 367-368)
  29. Hidden Gold (p. 369-370)
  30. Fairy Story (p. 371)
  31. Old Schools (p. 372-373)
  32. Bad Times (p. 374-375)
  33. Bad Times (p. 376-378)
  34. Games (p. 379-383)
  35. Bad Weather (p. 384-386)
  36. Geraldines (p. 387-388)
  37. Old Forts (p. 389-391)
  38. Bread (p. 392-393)
  39. Holy Wells (p. 394-395)
  40. Old Roads (p. 396-397)
  41. Old Roads (p. 398-399)
Origin information
Kilgobnet, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 471, p. 308-399)
English  irish  
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Fenians   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KilgobnetCill GhobnaitKilgobnetKnockaneDunkerron NorthKerry
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0471/3

Suggested credit
"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.
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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