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Charleville, Tullamore

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Charleville, Tullamore (school) (Charleville Demesne, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher S. Ó Bhealóg.

Original reference: 0808/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 002-003)
  2. Weather-Lore (p. 003-004)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 004-005)
  4. Weather-Lore (p. 005-006)
  5. My Home District (p. 007-008)
  6. My Home District (p. 009)
  7. My Home District (p. 010)
  8. My Home District (p. 011)
  9. Home Cures (p. 012-013)
  10. Home Cures (p. 013-014)
  11. Home Cures (p. 015-016)
  12. Home Cures (p. 017)
  13. Home Cures (p. 017-018)
  14. The food which was used long ago was mostly potatoes and meal cakes. (p. 019)
  15. Long ago the people had three meals a day: they were breakfast, dinner and supper. (p. 019-020)
  16. Long ago the people used to eat two meals a day. They had breakfast and supper. (p. 021)
  17. There was once an old man who had a son, and he used to be very frightened of thing. (p. 023)
  18. One dark night a girl and her sister were walking along a road where there was a man killed and just as they were going corner... (p. 023-024)
  19. Once there was a family and they used to churn cream and when they were churning every week an old woman used to come and get... (p. 025)
  20. Q) How would you make a thin baby fat. ¶ A) Take it and put it out through the window and let it fall down plump. (p. 026-028)
  21. There is one tailor and tailoress in my district. Both of them work in their own homes. (p. 029-030)
  22. One moonlight night when a woman was asleep, she heard chains rattling. (p. 032)
  23. Q. What is the greatest wonder in the map of Europe. ¶ A. That Hungary did not eat Turkey. (p. 033-035)
  24. Q What is it the more is taken from it the bigger is gets. ¶ A When you are digging a hole. (p. 036-037)
  25. What is it that goes round the wood and yet never touches it. ¶ A. An echo. (p. 037-039)
  26. Q. Why does a hen pick a dish ¶ A. Because she cannot lick it. (p. 039-040)
  27. Live horse and you get grass. A still tongue makes a wise head. (p. 041)
  28. 1 The juice of a cow is good dead or alive... (p. 042)
  29. 1) Never put off for to-morrow what you can do to-day. (p. 043)
  30. Marriage Customs (p. 044)
  31. Marriage Customs (p. 044-045)
  32. Forts (p. 046-047)
  33. There is a fort in Muckleagh. (p. 047-048)
  34. There is a fort in the Meelaghans it is not a very large one. (p. 049)
  35. Long ago people used to make candles of grease and rushes and a piece of cotton in the middle. (p. 050)
  36. The people used to put a piece of iron in with the hatching eggs; they say that thunder will not kill the chickens. (p. 051)
  37. Bread (p. 052-053)
  38. Bread (p. 054)
  39. Birds and Their Habits (p. 055)
  40. Durrow and Its History (p. 056-057)
  41. Herbs (p. 058)
  42. Churn (p. 059)
  43. Graveyards (p. 060)
Origin information
Charleville Demesne, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 808, p. 1-60)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Charleville DemesneBaile an BhóthairCharleville DemesneLynallyBallycowanOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0808/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Offaly 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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