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Strang's Mills, Kilmacow

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Strang's Mills, Kilmacow (school) (Strangsmill, Co. Kilkenny), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Richard Rellis.

Original reference: 0845/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Kilkenny schools

  1. Riddles (p. 201-202)
  2. Fairy Forts and Wells (p. 203)
  3. Riddles (p. 204)
  4. Funny Story (p. 205-207)
  5. Story (p. 207-210)
  6. Rhyme (p. 211)
  7. Story (p. 212-215)
  8. Weather Signs (p. 216-217)
  9. Forge (p. 218)
  10. Walkers (p. 218)
  11. Marriages (p. 219)
  12. Story (p. 220-222)
  13. Story (p. 223-227)
  14. Travelling Folk (p. 228-229)
  15. Homemade Toys (p. 230)
  16. Lore of Certain Days (p. 231-232)
  17. Local Cures (p. 233-234)
  18. Place Names (p. 235-239)
  19. Holly Lake (p. 239-240)
  20. Witch of Granna (Granagh) (p. 241-242)
  21. Hound of Ballinorea (p. 243)
  22. Bird-Lore (p. 244-246)
  23. Nests (p. 247-253)
  24. Story (p. 254-256)
  25. Story (p. 256-257)
  26. Story (p. 258-259)
  27. Story (p. 260-263)
  28. Story (p. 263-264)
  29. Story (p. 264)
  30. Place Names (p. 265)
  31. Cures (p. 265)
  32. Cure for Blast in Cattle (p. 266)
  33. Cure for Burn (p. 266)
  34. Famous Local Man (p. 267)
  35. Old Craft (p. 267-268)
  36. Hidden Treasure (p. 269)
  37. Severe Weather (p. 270)
  38. Lore of Certain Days (p. 271)
  39. Travelling Folk (p. 271-272)
  40. Proverbs (p. 272-274)
  41. Other Proverbs (p. 275-276)
  42. Local Industry (p. 277-278)
  43. Famine (p. 279)
  44. Churning (p. 280)
  45. In Gaul's hills there's situated a big house with a mill attached... (p. 280-281)
  46. In Bishop's hall there's a graveyard. The headstones are still there but most are too defased to make them out. (p. 282)
  47. Song - The Gypsy Girl (p. 283-284)
  48. Great Snow (p. 285)
  49. The people lived long ago mostly on oatmeal, bread & potatoes and their own meat. (p. 285)
  50. Hedge-School (p. 286)
  51. Riddles (p. 286-288)
  52. Roads (p. 289)
  53. Funny Stories (p. 290-293)
  54. Funny Story (p. 294-295)
  55. Strong Men (p. 296)
  56. Another man named Walsh had a horse + car one day. A ton of corn was the load. (p. 296)
  57. A native of Kilmacow named Martin Walsh was a great mower He could mow something more than one acre in a day. (p. 297)
  58. Marriages (p. 297)
  59. Place Names (p. 297)
  60. Bird-Lore (p. 298)
  61. Herbs and Cures (p. 298)
  62. Prayer (p. 299)
  63. Marriage Lore (p. 300)
  64. Bees (p. 300)
  65. Funny Story (p. 300-302)
  66. Funny Story (p. 302-307)
  67. Forts or Raths (p. 307-309)
  68. Story (p. 310-314)
  69. Riddles (p. 314-315)
  70. Weather Signs (p. 316)
  71. Weather Signs (p. 317)
  72. Weather Signs (p. 318)
  73. Peacocks are looked upon in this area as being very unlucky and people will not rear them. (p. 318)
  74. Strong Men - Local Heroes (p. 318-320)
  75. Hedge-School (p. 320-321)
  76. Industries (p. 321-323)
  77. Marriages (p. 323-325)
  78. Mass Bush (p. 325-327)
  79. Toys (p. 328-329)
  80. Travelling Folk (p. 329-331)
  81. Poets (p. 331-332)
  82. Dunkitt + Kilmacow were great milling districts at one time. (p. 332-333)
  83. Práipín (p. 333-334)
  84. Milk stealing by well skimming etc was prominent in Drumkitt + Kilmacow... (p. 334-335)
  85. Emigration (p. 336)
  86. Harmful Weeds (p. 337-338)
  87. Potatoes (p. 338-339)
  88. Nettles were boiled long ago + used like cabbage as a vegetable. (p. 339)
  89. Story (p. 339-340)
  90. Spade (p. 341)
  91. Badhbh - Boheentaeán (p. 342)
  92. Another Form of Prayer to Stop Blood (p. 343)
  93. Treasure (p. 343-344)
  94. Riddles (p. 345)
  95. Story (p. 346-360)
  96. Story (p. 360-365)
  97. Funny Story (p. 366)
  98. Mass Bush (p. 366)
  99. Irish Proverbs (p. 367)
  100. St Brigid's Day (p. 367-368)
Origin information
Strangsmill, Co. Kilkenny
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 845, p. 200-368)
Languages
English  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Kilkenny (County)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Weather--Folklore
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Birds--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Veterinary therapeutics   linked data (lcsh)
Burns and scalds   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Food--Folklore
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Animals--Folklore
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
School location
StrangsmillMuileann an StrangaighStrangsmillDunkittIdaKilkenny
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4758499
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0845/2

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:47584995>
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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