Ród (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ród (B.) (school) (Rhode, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher P. Ó Maoldomhnaigh.

Original reference: 0801/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Hidden Treasures (p. 253)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 254)
  3. Hidden Treasure (p. 255)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 256)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 257)
  6. Hidden Treasure (p. 258)
  7. Hidden Treasure (p. 259)
  8. Hidden Treasure (p. 260)
  9. Funny Stories (p. 261)
  10. Funny Stories (p. 262)
  11. Funny Stories (p. 263)
  12. Funny Stories (p. 264)
  13. Funny Stories (p. 265)
  14. Funny Stories (p. 266)
  15. Riddles (p. 267)
  16. Riddles (p. 268)
  17. Riddles (p. 269)
  18. Riddles (p. 270)
  19. Riddles (p. 271)
  20. Riddles (p. 272)
  21. Riddles (p. 273)
  22. Weather-Lore (p. 274)
  23. Weather-Lore (p. 275-276)
  24. Weather-Lore (p. 277-279)
  25. Local Heroes (p. 280-281)
  26. Hedge-Schools (p. 282)
  27. Local Marriage Customs (p. 283)
  28. Story (p. 284)
  29. Story (p. 285)
  30. Irish Place Names (p. 286)
  31. Irish Place Names (p. 287)
  32. Irish Place Names (p. 287)
  33. Local Cures (p. 288-289)
  34. Local Cures (p. 290)
  35. Local Cures (p. 291)
  36. Local Cures (p. 292)
  37. The people long ago held Friday a lucky day to go into a new house. (p. 293)
  38. It is said that April borrows three days from March to "bury the old cow". (p. 294-295)
  39. I heard the people talking about fairy forts that existed in various part of this district, but only one forth exists in my townsland. (p. 296-297)
  40. I often hear my mother speak of the great fort which is situated in Ballybrittain. (p. 298)
  41. This is a story told to me by my uncle, who says that on a moon-light night fairies were to be seen sitting around the entrance of the fort in Tubber-daly. (p. 299)
  42. About the years 1845, '46 and '47 a great famine raged in Ireland. (p. 300-301)
  43. A man named Hugh Whelehan lived in the neighbourhood of Derryarken who had a small farm on which were fifteen cattle... (p. 302)
  44. When the potatoes were put in pits they all rotted away. When the people saw this occurrence they tried to mind them as best they could... (p. 303)
  45. The following, are a number of games played by the children of this district. (p. 304-305)
  46. On account of the people having nothing to eat during the Famine there was a "Poor Market" held in this district once every week. (p. 306)
  47. There are numerous games played by the girls in my school, such as, "Cat and mouse," "Frog in the well," "Mary," "Lance and May," "Tip and Tig," and "Ring a Ring a Roses." (p. 307-308)
  48. A man names Mr Kerr who lived in Coolcor, told his men one day to go out and draw in the mangolds, but when they went out there was nothing left but the skins. (p. 309)
  49. Old Roads (p. 310)
  50. The district in which I live is called Rhode. It is situated in the north-east of Offaly. (p. 311-312)
  51. About two miles from my house, there stands a Castle in a high field. When the Danes were in Ireland, they built this castle... (p. 313)
  52. There is a well in my district which is situated in Ballyheshall. (p. 314)
  53. Holy Wells (p. 314-315)
  54. One day a man went into a public house and asked for a glass of whiskey. (p. 316)
  55. The following are a list of Proverbs and old sayings which I heard at home:- (p. 317)
  56. There following are a list of old words and proverbs used in this district. (p. 318)
  57. Iggary Biggary Buy some Ciccary ¶ Bumble aer jig. (p. 319)
  58. A custom celebrated in my district on Shrove Tuesday is, to procure three plates, one filled with clay, another with water, and a ring placed on the other. (p. 319-320)
  59. In this part of the country farmers pay great attention to their farm animals which are cows, calves, horses, sheep, pigs, hens and ducks. (p. 321-322)
  60. Care of the Feet (p. 323-324)
  61. Care of the Feet (p. 325)
  62. In this and in every other district I think every person has stood in a forge as it is supposed to be a place for local news. (p. 326)
  63. The story I know relating to the Holy Family is this... (p. 327)
  64. There are several pretty stories told concerning the Holy Family. (p. 328)
  65. The landlord the ruled over this district in olden times was Mr Dames. (p. 329)
  66. The following is a story told to me by my father, it relates to a man named Patrick Kearns who left his home to earn his living. (p. 330)
  67. The following is a story told to me by my mother, it relates to Kill well, which is situated near Daingean. (p. 331)
  68. Once upon a time there lived a step mother who had a step daughter and a daughter of her own. (p. 332-333)
  69. A story is told dealing with Finn Mac Cumhaill and his wife. (p. 334)
  70. The following story relates to one of the Fianna, Fionn Mac Cumhail. (p. 335-336)
  71. The following story relates to one of the Fenian warriors names Cu Chulainn. (p. 337)
  72. Boxty bread, was bread which was made very rarely. (p. 338)
  73. Old Stones (p. 339)
Origin information
Rhode, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 801, p. 252-339)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
narratives   linked data (afset)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Cuchulain (Legendary character)    linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0801/5

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Offaly 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:50445745>
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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