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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballykilmurry (school) (Ballykilmurry, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bean Uí Odhráin.

Original reference: 0807/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Ballykilmurry (p. 051-052)
  2. On Ballykilmurry School (p. 053-054)
  3. On the Mass Bush in Killiskea (p. 055-056)
  4. In olden times before Tullamore was built there was a town in Aughnanana, the remains of scores of old houses are to be seen to this day... (p. 057)
  5. Bell Hole in Rahan (p. 058)
  6. Story (p. 059)
  7. On the Priests Hole in Ballykilmurry (p. 060)
  8. Once upon a time there was a Killina Priest asked to offer up Mass for a certain person... (p. 062-063)
  9. Once upon a time there was a girl away at work and she went home every night... (p. 064)
  10. A few years ago there was a young man who did something wrong... (p. 065-066)
  11. Holy Wells (p. 068-069)
  12. On Saint Brigid's Well (p. 070-071)
  13. About two hundred yards from our house there is a crossroads called the Rahan cross although it is three miles from Rahan... (p. 072-073)
  14. There is a clump near our house and about eighty years ago there were little old women going about... (p. 074)
  15. Games (p. 076-081)
  16. On the Fair on Ballycowan (p. 082-083)
  17. On the Fairs Long Ago (p. 084-085)
  18. Fair of Ballycowan (p. 086-087)
  19. On Ballykilmurry (p. 088)
  20. Pond in Ballykilmurry (p. 089-093)
  21. History of Ballykilmurry (p. 090-091)
  22. On Ballykilmurry Castle (p. 092-093)
  23. On Ballykilmurry (p. 094)
  24. On Slí Fada (p. 095)
  25. There is a field in Ballykilmur and it is called the grave... (p. 096)
  26. On Saint Colmcille (p. 097)
  27. On a Graveyard (p. 098-099)
  28. Ballykilmurry Castle (p. 100-101)
  29. Ballycowan Castle (p. 102-103)
  30. On Ballycowan Castle (p. 104)
  31. On Ballycowan Castle (p. 105-106)
  32. On Ballycowan Castle (p. 107-108)
  33. On Ballycowan Castle (p. 109-110)
  34. Aharney Castle (p. 111)
  35. Aharney Castle (p. 112-113)
  36. Giant's Grave (p. 114)
  37. Lynally is about four miles from Tullamore... (p. 115)
  38. On Barnalick (p. 116-117)
  39. Round Tower in Kilclare (p. 118-119)
  40. On Our Fields (p. 120-121)
  41. On a Lime-Kiln (p. 122-123)
  42. On Teely (p. 124)
  43. Signs of Rain (p. 126)
  44. Signs of Good Weather (p. 127)
  45. Some years ago in the townsland of Ballycowans adjacent to the old castle as my father was working in the fields... (p. 128-129)
  46. On a Rush Candlestick (p. 130-131)
  47. Stone in Lynally (p. 132-133)
  48. On Kilbride (p. 134-135)
  49. In Kilbride there is a field where people say a man dug his own grave... (p. 136-137)
  50. Old Cures (p. 138-139)
  51. Riddles (p. 140-141)
Origin information
Ballykilmurry, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 807, p. 50-141)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
narratives   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Brigid, of Ireland, Saint, ca. 453-ca. 524   linked data (viaf)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Columba, Saint, 521-597   linked data (viaf)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallykilmurryBaile Mhic Giolla MhuireBallykilmurryKilbrideBallycowanOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0807/2

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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