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

Original reference: 0694/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Meath schools

  1. Notorious Eel (p. 001-002)
  2. There are many stories and tales told about Ballinabrackey and among them is the story of a town that stood there many long years ago and about an old woman and her son that lived in it. (p. 003-005)
  3. Raths (p. 006-010)
  4. Mass Field (p. 011-013)
  5. Gallows Hill (p. 014-015)
  6. Old Customs (p. 016)
  7. Story (p. 017-018)
  8. Story and a Cure (p. 019)
  9. Home Crafts (p. 020)
  10. Old Custom (p. 021)
  11. Lore about May Day (p. 022)
  12. Weather-Lore (p. 023)
  13. Local Sayings (p. 024-025)
  14. Local Cures (p. 026-028)
  15. Riddles (p. 029-031)
  16. St Bridget's Well (p. 032)
  17. Rattin Castle - Westmeath (p. 033-034)
  18. Ballyboggan Abbey (p. 035)
  19. The present R.C. church in Castlejordan was formerly a school house. (p. 036)
  20. Lore of Certain Days (p. 037)
  21. Certain Days (p. 038)
  22. Money Field (p. 039)
  23. Ruins of Ballyboggan (p. 040-041)
  24. Near Ballyboggan monastery there was a public house belonging to people named Rourke. (p. 042-043)
  25. Templeavy (p. 044-045)
  26. Wakes in Ireland Long Ago (p. 046)
  27. Customs at Wakes (p. 047-048)
  28. Wakes (p. 049-050)
  29. Customs at Wakes (p. 051)
  30. Story (p. 053-055)
  31. In olden times a cure for whooping cough was a piece of dry bread two married people of the same surname. (p. 056)
  32. Landlords (p. 057-058)
  33. Story (p. 059-060)
  34. Rattin Castle - Westmeath (p. 061)
  35. Cures for Cattle (p. 062)
  36. Cures (p. 063)
  37. Song (p. 064)
  38. Clonmore Castle (p. 065-066)
  39. Family Names in the District (p. 067)
  40. Old Sayings (p. 068)
  41. Rattin Castle - Westmeath (p. 069-070)
  42. Animals (p. 071)
  43. Different Kinds of Bread (p. 072-073)
  44. Story (p. 074-075)
  45. Little Christmas (p. 076-077)
  46. Eggs (p. 078-079)
  47. Houses in Olden Times (p. 080-081)
  48. Old Crafts (p. 082)
Origin information
Castlejordan, Co. Meath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 694, p. 1A-82)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Whooping cough   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Veterinary therapeutics   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Names, Personal--Folklore
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Epiphany   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CastlejordanCaisleán ShiurdáinCastlejordanCastlejordanMoyfenrath UpperMeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0694/1

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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