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Castlecomer (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Castlecomer (B.) (school) (Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher D. Ó Riada.

Original reference: 0864/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kilkenny schools

  1. In the Penal days... (p. 101)
  2. Hidden Treasures (p. 101-102)
  3. Yarn (p. 102-103)
  4. Disobeying Leads to Misfortune (p. 103-104)
  5. Dandelion Cure (p. 104-105)
  6. Christmas Night (p. 105)
  7. Queer Story (p. 105-106)
  8. Converting (p. 106-107)
  9. Once upon a time there was a Catholic... (p. 107-108)
  10. Funny Story (p. 108-109)
  11. Goblins (p. 109)
  12. Fairy Pass (p. 109-110)
  13. Old Church (p. 111)
  14. Curse (p. 112)
  15. Fairy's Friend (p. 112)
  16. Hanging Place (p. 113)
  17. Yeo Men (p. 113-114)
  18. Ghost Story (p. 114-115)
  19. Nerves (p. 115-116)
  20. Devils Playing Cards (p. 117)
  21. Devil Dancing (p. 117-118)
  22. Funny Story (p. 119)
  23. Paddy and the American (p. 119-120)
  24. Paddy and the Doctors (p. 120-121)
  25. Ball of Fire (p. 121)
  26. Funny Story (p. 122)
  27. Signs of Rain (p. 123-124)
  28. Signs of Snow (p. 124-125)
  29. Mix Up (p. 125-126)
  30. Funny Stories (p. 127a-127b)
  31. Well Covered with Water (p. 127)
  32. Why the Robin has a Red Breast (p. 127-128)
  33. Kilgoney (p. 128-129)
  34. Funny Stories (p. 129-132)
  35. Yarns (p. 132-133)
  36. Superstitions (p. 133-134)
  37. Chain Prayer (p. 134-135)
  38. Ghost Stories (p. 135-137)
  39. One time there was a woman in the hospital who loved potatoes,... (p. 137-138)
  40. One time there was a dead man in the hospital... (p. 138-139)
  41. Paid to Make Sorrow (p. 139-140)
  42. Good Trick (p. 140-141)
  43. Buried Alive (p. 141-142)
  44. O'Brennans (p. 142)
  45. Historic Places (p. 143)
  46. Boher Kyle (p. 143)
  47. Sraid Ultach (p. 143-144)
  48. In the park there are the ruins... (p. 144-145)
  49. Hiding Places (p. 145-146)
  50. Cromwell (p. 146-147)
  51. Croppie's Grave (p. 147-148)
  52. Townlands (p. 149)
  53. Funny Stories (p. 150-151)
  54. Local Poetry (p. 151-152)
  55. Old Roads (p. 152)
  56. Haunted Houses (p. 153-154)
  57. Ghost Stories (p. 154-156)
  58. Cures (p. 156-159)
  59. Raths (p. 160)
  60. Little Castle (p. 161-162)
  61. Columcille's Prophesies (p. 162-163)
  62. Bridges (p. 163)
  63. How Animals are Called (p. 163-164)
  64. Signs of Weather (p. 165)
  65. Raths (p. 165-167)
  66. Old Churches (p. 167-168)
  67. Old Castles (p. 168-171)
  68. Brídeog (p. 171-172)
  69. Signs (p. 172)
  70. Customs at Wakes (p. 172-173)
  71. Well (p. 173-174)
  72. Cures (p. 174-175)
  73. Rath (p. 175-176)
  74. In Mayhora there is a big hill... (p. 176-177)
  75. Usual Kind of Houses (p. 178-179)
  76. Games at Cross-Roads and at Certain Places (p. 179-180)
  77. Way to Call Animals (p. 180)
  78. How to Play Meg (p. 181-182)
  79. Townlands (p. 183)
  80. St Patrick (p. 183-184)
  81. It is said that during the War in 1914. (p. 185a-186)
  82. Parnell (p. 184-185)
  83. Old Sayings (p. 185)
  84. Cures (p. 186-187)
  85. Famine (p. 187-188)
  86. Funny Stories (p. 188-192)
  87. Fairies and Raths (p. 192-193)
  88. Headless Coach (p. 193-194)
  89. Lodge (p. 194-195)
  90. Raths (p. 195-196)
  91. Cures (p. 197-201)
  92. Fair Day (p. 201-202)
  93. Birds (p. 202-205)
  94. Corncrake (p. 205-209)
  95. Place Names (p. 210-213)
  96. Townlands (p. 214)
  97. How Animals are Called (p. 214-215)
  98. Weather Signs (p. 216-217)
  99. Dysart (p. 217-218)
  100. Marriage Customs (p. 218-219)
  101. Penal Days (p. 219-220)
  102. Bear of Clashduff (p. 221-224)
  103. Wells (p. 224-225)
  104. Lime-Kilns (p. 225-226)
  105. Prayers (p. 226-227)
  106. The Blessed Euchrist was stolen... (p. 227)
  107. Old Stories (p. 227-228)
  108. Cures (p. 229)
  109. Famine (p. 229-231)
  110. Old Story (p. 232)
  111. Ghost Stories (p. 232-236)
  112. Superstitions (p. 237)
  113. Country Houses (p. 237-238)
  114. Fair Day (p. 238-239)
  115. Prayers (p. 239)
  116. St Patrick (p. 239)
  117. Three Shovels (p. 239-241)
  118. Sleeping Beauty (p. 241-242)
  119. Funny Story (p. 243)
  120. Fields (p. 243-245)
  121. Cures (p. 246-247)
  122. THe Monument Bush (p. 247-248)
  123. Strange Men (p. 248-249)
  124. Weather Signs (p. 249-250)
  125. Magpies (p. 251)
  126. Poem (p. 251)
  127. Craft (p. 252)
  128. Old Churches (p. 252-253)
  129. Nest Robbing (p. 253-254)
  130. Raths (p. 254)
  131. Proverbs - "Kit Joyces Sacrament" (p. 254-255)
  132. How to Call Animals (p. 255-256)
  133. Old Sayings (p. 256)
  134. Fairy Flag (p. 256-257)
  135. Ghost Story (p. 258)
  136. Old Wells (p. 258-259)
  137. Stories (p. 260-262)
  138. Song of '98 (p. 262-263)
  139. Dan Langton of the Colliery... (p. 263)
  140. Ruins (p. 263-265)
  141. Cures (p. 265-266)
  142. Drapers (p. 266-267)
  143. O'Brennans (p. 268-269)
  144. A woman named Bess Mc Gowan once lived where Captain Gahan lives now. (p. 268)
  145. Henry Talley or the "Little Ex-Soldier" as he is called,... (p. 270)
  146. Country Houses (p. 270-271)
  147. Weather Signs (p. 271-272)
  148. Birds (p. 272)
  149. Cures (p. 273-274)
  150. Ghost Stories (p. 274-277)
  151. Funny Stories (p. 277-280)
  152. Mass Paths (p. 281)
  153. Games on Cross-Roads (p. 281)
  154. Animals (p. 281-282)
  155. Country Houses (p. 282-283)
  156. Ruins of Old Houses (p. 283-284)
  157. Riddles (p. 285-286)
  158. Weather Signs (p. 287)
  159. Cures (p. 287)
Origin information
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 864, p. 100-287)
Languages
English  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Kilkenny (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
narratives   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Weather--Folklore
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Columba, Saint, 521-597   linked data (viaf)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
animal calls   linked data (afset)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Death--Folklore
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Birds--Folklore
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Dwellings--Folklore
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CastlecomerCaisleán an ChomairCastlecomerCastlecomerFassadininKilkenny
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4742024
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0864/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Kilkenny schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:47420245>
Funding
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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