Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Davidstown (school) (Davidstown, Co. Wexford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Marion G. Brennan.

Original reference: 0901/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Wexford schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 263-264)
  2. Severe Weather (p. 265)
  3. Big Wind (p. 265)
  4. Big Wind (p. 265)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 266)
  6. Old Crafts (p. 267-268)
  7. Local Marriage Customs (p. 269)
  8. Fairs (p. 270)
  9. In the Penal Times (p. 271)
  10. In the Penal Times (p. 271)
  11. Oven of the Famine (p. 272)
  12. Fair at Moneyhore (p. 272)
  13. Local Place Names (p. 273)
  14. Matchmaking at Moneyhore Fair (p. 273)
  15. Labour Contests (p. 274)
  16. Bird-Lore (p. 275-276)
  17. Bird-Lore (p. 277)
  18. Cures (p. 278)
  19. Local Cures (p. 279-280)
  20. Superstitions in Connection with Wakes (p. 281-282)
  21. Homemade Toys (p. 283)
  22. Lore of Certain Days (p. 284-285)
  23. Travelling Folk (p. 286-287)
  24. Fairies dwelt in raths or in places where there was a thick growth of blackthorns... (p. 288)
  25. Fairy Forts (p. 289-290)
  26. Story - Fairy Forts (p. 291-292)
  27. Local Graveyards (p. 292-294)
  28. Local Forges (p. 295)
  29. Local Forges (p. 295-296)
  30. Local Roads (p. 296-297)
  31. People over 70 in this Half-Parish (p. 297-298)
  32. St John's - Davidstown Parish (p. 299-304)
  33. Story (p. 300)
  34. Holy Wells (p. 305)
  35. Herbs (p. 306)
  36. Herbs (p. 307)
  37. More Cures (p. 307)
  38. Potato Crop (p. 308)
  39. Story (p. 309)
  40. Proverbs and Sayings (p. 310)
  41. Festival Customs (p. 311)
  42. Care of Farm Animals (p. 312-313)
  43. Churning (p. 314-315)
  44. Care of the Feet (p. 316)
  45. Local Landlord (p. 317)
  46. Old Sayings (p. 318-319)
  47. Prayers (p. 319-321)
  48. Cures (p. 322-326)
Origin information
Davidstown, Co. Wexford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 901, p. 262-326)
Folklore--Ireland--Wexford (County)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Gangs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
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)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
DavidstownBaile DháithDavidstownRossdroitBantryWexford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0901/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Wexford 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:50093395>
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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