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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Athboy (school) (Athboy, Co. Meath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Pilib Ó Néill.

Original reference: 0696/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Meath schools

  1. Tunes Played by Hughie Newman, Rathmore (p. 229)
  2. Usages of English Peculiar to District (p. 231)
  3. Nicknames (p. 232)
  4. Sites of Battles (p. 233)
  5. Ancient Roads, Fords and Rivers (p. 234)
  6. Names of Fields (p. 235-236)
  7. Folk Cures and Charms (p. 237-238)
  8. Hedge-Schools (p. 239)
  9. There are three saints whose names are mentioned in connection with the parish of Athboy. (p. 240)
  10. Ceremonies and Customs of Halloween (p. 241)
  11. Belief in Fairies and the Banshee (p. 247)
  12. Tale of the Pipes (p. 249-251)
  13. Story of Thomas Plunkett and Mary Cruys (p. 252-267)
  14. Dunderry Follower (p. 268)
  15. Origin Football in Co. Meath (p. 269-270)
  16. The Clorcleach of Tullaghard, near Tum... (p. 273-274)
  17. Tlachtyha- a hill near Athboy, in the Barony of Lune, County of Meath. (p. 274-289)
  18. Cora Cainte agus Focail Ghaolainne (p. 295)
  19. Ainmneacha Áitiúla (p. 301)
  20. Riddles (p. 309-310)
  21. Weather-Lore (p. 311-312)
  22. Local Heroes (p. 313-312)
  23. Severe Weather (p. 314)
  24. Hedge-Schools (p. 315)
  25. Hedge-Schools (p. 315-316)
  26. Old Crafts (p. 317-318)
  27. Place Names (p. 319)
  28. Place Names (p. 319)
  29. Place Names (p. 319-320)
  30. Local Cures (p. 321)
  31. Local Cures (p. 321-322)
  32. Local Cures (p. 322-323)
  33. Local Marriage Customs (p. 325-326)
  34. Penal Times (p. 327-328)
  35. Lore of Certain Days (p. 329)
  36. Fairy Forts (p. 330-332)
  37. Famine Times (p. 333)
  38. Local Roads (p. 334-336)
  39. Holy Wells (p. 337-338)
  40. Herbs (p. 339-340)
  41. Festival Customs (p. 341-342)
  42. Festival Customs (p. 343-344)
  43. Churning (p. 345)
  44. Underground Passages (p. 345-347)
  45. Local Monuments (p. 348-349)
  46. Stories - The Holy Family (p. 350)
  47. Stories - The Holy Family (p. 350-351)
  48. Stories - The Holy Family (p. 351-352)
  49. Stories - The Holy Family (p. 352)
  50. White Fields, Barry Parr... (p. 353)
Origin information
Athboy, Co. Meath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 696, p. 226-353)
English  irish  
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Names, Personal--Folklore
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
School location
AthboyBaile Átha BuíAthboyAthboyLuneMeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0696/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Meath 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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