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Moynalty (B.)

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Moynalty (B.) (school) (Moynalty, Co. Meath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Uillford Ó Maoilmhichil.

Original reference: 0705/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Meath schools

  1. People in this district often make the sign of the cross on the cow's back with the milk. (p. 311)
  2. If a coal falls off the fire it is a sign of company coming. (p. 311)
  3. It is unlucky to look at a new moon through glass. (p. 312)
  4. It's a long road that had no turn in it a borrowed horse has hard hooves. (p. 313)
  5. If you cut your nails on Sunday, you would have seven days bad luck. (p. 313-314)
  6. If a person's boots or shoes creak it is a sign that they are not paid for. (p. 315)
  7. A long time ago a number of men were reaping corn in a field near Mullagh Lake. (p. 316)
  8. To cure a sty... (p. 317)
  9. Local Marriage Customs (p. 318-322)
  10. Black House (p. 323-325)
  11. Jack the Giant Killer - Story (p. 326-328)
  12. Robertstown Castle (p. 329)
  13. Weasel's Intuition (p. 330)
  14. Local Landlord (p. 331)
  15. Local Forge (p. 332-333)
  16. Haunted House at Ballincleva (p. 334-335)
  17. Big Wind (p. 336)
  18. Story (p. 337-338)
  19. James Tevlin the Poet of Billywood (p. 339-340)
  20. Poets' Home in Farnadooney (p. 340-342)
  21. Poets' Farewell to the Days of his Youth (p. 342-343)
  22. Thanks for a Snuff-Box (p. 344-345)
  23. Tax-Gatherer's Visit (p. 346-347)
  24. Farmer's Lament for a Broken Pipe (p. 347-348)
  25. Halloween (p. 349-350)
  26. Candle-Making (p. 351)
  27. Lime-Burning (p. 352-353)
  28. Bird-Lore (p. 354-355)
  29. Local Forge (p. 356-357)
  30. Hidden Treasure (p. 358)
  31. Cloch an tSagairt (p. 359)
  32. Valley of the Black Pig (p. 360-361)
  33. Old Forts (p. 362)
  34. Leipreachán (p. 363-364)
  35. Story (p. 365)
  36. Story (p. 366-367)
  37. Holy Wells (p. 368-369)
  38. Famine Times (p. 370-371)
  39. Story (p. 372-373)
  40. St Patrick and the Dogs (p. 374)
  41. Story (p. 375)
  42. Stray Paths (p. 376-377)
  43. Feast of Christmas (p. 378-380)
  44. Garryard Tunnel (p. 381)
  45. Local Landlord (p. 382-385)
  46. St Patrick and the Woman Possessed (p. 386-387)
  47. Old Fort (p. 388-389)
  48. Local Fairs (p. 390-391)
  49. Williamstown Forts (p. 392)
  50. John Otaway Cuffe (p. 393-394)
  51. Churning (p. 395-397)
  52. Care of the Feet (p. 398-399)
  53. Clothes Made Locally (p. 400-401)
  54. St Brigid's Cross (p. 402)
  55. Potato Crop (p. 403-404)
  56. Food in Olden Times (p. 405-406)
  57. Old Houses (p. 407-408)
  58. Thatching (p. 409-411)
  59. Buying and Selling (p. 412-413)
  60. Penal Days (p. 414)
  61. Old Schools (p. 415)
  62. Ghost at Feagh (p. 416)
  63. Farm Animals (p. 417-418)
  64. Story (p. 419-420)
  65. Magic Wand (p. 421-422)
  66. Fairies and the Man (p. 423)
  67. Last of the Bards (p. 424)
  68. Story (p. 425)
  69. Haunted House (p. 426)
  70. Bread (p. 427-428)
  71. Two Giants (p. 429)
  72. Enchanted Well at Oldcastle (p. 430-431)
  73. Signs of the Weather (p. 432-433)
  74. Crock of Gold (p. 434-435)
  75. Holy Wells (p. 436-437)
Origin information
Moynalty, Co. Meath
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 705, p. 311A-437)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Hordeolum   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
narratives   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MoynaltyMaigh nEaltaMoynaltyMoynaltyKells LowerMeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0705/4

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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