Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Gurteen (school) (Gurteen, Co. Tipperary), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Richard B. Bracken.

Original reference: 0530/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Tipperary schools

  1. Funny Story (p. 261)
  2. Funny Story (p. 262)
  3. Funny Story (p. 263)
  4. Funny Story (p. 264)
  5. Local Riddles (p. 265-269)
  6. Weather-Lore (p. 270)
  7. Signs of Storms and Rain (p. 271)
  8. Local Heroes (p. 272)
  9. Severe Weather (p. 273)
  10. Old Schools (p. 274-275)
  11. Old Crafts (p. 276)
  12. Local Marriage Customs (p. 277)
  13. In the Penal Times - Mass Rock Near Rathcabbin (p. 278)
  14. In the Penal Times - The Priest's Bush (p. 279)
  15. In the Penal Times - Priest Hunting at Dorrha (p. 279-280)
  16. Local Place Names (p. 281)
  17. Other Local Place Names (p. 281-282)
  18. Bird-Lore (p. 283-284)
  19. Local Cures (p. 285)
  20. Homemade Toys (p. 286-287)
  21. Lore of Certain Days (p. 288)
  22. Travelling Folk (p. 289)
  23. Fairy Forts (p. 290)
  24. Local Poets - Our Local Poet, Laurence Dillon (p. 291-292)
  25. Famine Times (p. 293-294)
  26. Games I Play (p. 295-296)
  27. Fox and Goose (p. 297-298)
  28. Local Roads (p. 299)
  29. Our Holy Wells (p. 300A)
  30. Herbs (p. 300B)
  31. Potato Crop (p. 300C)
  32. My Home District (p. 300)
  33. Proverbs (p. 300D)
  34. Festival Customs (p. 300E-300H)
  35. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 300I-300J)
  36. Churning (p. 300K-300L)
  37. Care of the Feet (p. 300M-300N)
  38. Local Forge (p. 300O)
  39. Clothes Made Locally (p. 300P)
  40. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 300Q)
Origin information
Gurteen, Co. Tipperary
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 530, p. 261a-300Q)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
School location
GurteenAn GoirtínGurteenDorrhaOrmond LowerTipperary
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0530/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Tipperary 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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