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Kilfinny, Áth Dara

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Kilfinny, Áth Dara (school) (Kilfinny, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Cáit, Bean Uí Cheallaigh.

Original reference: 0498/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 341-343)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 344)
  3. Hidden Treasure (p. 345)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 346-347)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 348)
  6. Hidden Treasure (p. 348)
  7. Story - The Headless Coach (p. 349-350)
  8. Story - The Ghostly Footballers of Ballinaguile (p. 351)
  9. Dead Hunt (p. 352-353)
  10. Story - The Village Parson (p. 353-355)
  11. Story - Taking the Butter (p. 355-356)
  12. Weather-Lore (p. 357-358)
  13. Local Sayings (p. 358-359)
  14. Severe Weather (p. 360-362)
  15. Local Heroes (p. 363)
  16. Local Heroes (p. 364)
  17. Story (p. 365)
  18. Local Marriage Customs (p. 366-367)
  19. Old Schools (p. 368)
  20. Old School (p. 369)
  21. Old Crafts (p. 370-371)
  22. Fairy Forts (p. 372-374)
  23. Local Place Names (p. 375)
  24. Old Schools (p. 376)
  25. Fairy Forts (p. 377-378)
  26. Spinning Wollen Thread (p. 379)
  27. Linen Manufacture (p. 379-380)
  28. Starchmaking (p. 381)
  29. Local Cures (p. 382-383)
  30. The Potato Crop (p. 384-385)
  31. Old House (p. 386)
  32. Food in Olden Times - Bread (p. 387)
  33. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 388-389)
  34. Landlord (p. 390-392)
  35. Local Roads (p. 393-395)
  36. The Local Forge (p. 396-398)
  37. St Cieran's Well (p. 399-400)
  38. Old Ruins (p. 401-402)
  39. Care of the Feet (p. 403-404)
  40. A Hurling Match (p. 405-406)
Origin information
Kilfinny, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 498, p. 341a-406)
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KilfinnyCill na FíonaíKilfinnyKilfinnyConnello UpperLimerick
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0498/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Limerick 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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