Monagea (B.), Newcastlewest

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Monagea (B.), Newcastlewest (school) (Glebe, Co. Limerick), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher John Ahern.

Original reference: 0491/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Limerick schools

  1. Linguistic - List of Irish Words that Have Been Adopted into the Popular English of the Galltacht (p. 129)
  2. Ethnographic - Surnames of Puupils on Rolls (p. 129)
  3. Historic (p. 130-133)
  4. Topographic (p. 134)
  5. Archaeological (p. 137)
  6. At Glenquin in the parish of Ashford, the barony of Glenquin, County Limerrick... (p. 138-139)
  7. I heard the following story from my father who heard it from one of the men who was there. (p. 139-140)
  8. My Grandmother told me the following story. (p. 141)
  9. My father told me the following story. (p. 141-142)
  10. I was told the following story by my father who heard it from an old neighbour. (p. 143)
  11. My father told me a story about the names of fields in William Dellee's farm. (p. 143-144)
  12. The famine of 184 and 1847 was caused by the failure of the potato crop. (p. 145)
  13. St Brigid's day is held as a great festival in this district. (p. 146-147)
  14. I live in the townland of Ballinahown... (p. 147-148)
  15. About sixty years ago, a man, a native of Raheenagh went to Newcastle West to get his boots repaired. (p. 148-149)
  16. In former times people used several remedies for their ailments. (p. 150)
  17. In the townland of Rathcahill, in the parish of Monagea, in the barony of Glenquin... (p. 150-151)
  18. I live in the townland of Ballykenny in the parish of Raheenagh in the barony of Glenquin... (p. 152)
  19. I live in the townland of Ballykenny... (p. 153-154)
  20. I live in the townland of Ballykelly... (p. 155)
  21. I live in the townland of Ballykenny in the parish ... (p. 154-155)
  22. My grandmother who lives in the townland of Ballylinane... (p. 156-157)
  23. My father usually sows about half an acre of potatoes each year... (p. 158-159)
  24. People had three meals a day in olden times. (p. 160-161)
  25. In olden times all the houses in this parish were built of yellow mud... (p. 162-164)
  26. Monagay Graveyard (p. 163)
  27. My grandmother who lives in the townland of Ballylinane... (p. 165-166)
  28. The old methods for giving light were called homemade candles... (p. 167)
Origin information
Glebe, Co. Limerick
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 491, p. 128-167)
Folklore--Ireland--Limerick (County)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0491/3

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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