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

Original reference: 0809/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Riddles (p. 201-225)
  2. Home District (p. 226-227)
  3. My Home District (p. 228-229)
  4. My Home District (p. 230-231)
  5. My Home District (p. 232)
  6. Home District (p. 233)
  7. Home District (p. 234)
  8. Cures (p. 235-239)
  9. Games (p. 240-244)
  10. Local Stories (p. 245-250)
  11. Festival Customs (p. 251-253)
  12. Weather-Lore (p. 254-255)
  13. Travelling Folk (p. 256)
  14. Travelling Folk (p. 257)
  15. In the Penal Times (p. 257)
  16. In the Penal Times (p. 258)
  17. In the Penal Times (p. 259)
  18. Bird-Lore (p. 260-261)
  19. Potato Crop (p. 261-262)
  20. Fairy Forts (p. 263)
  21. Fairy Forts (p. 263-264)
  22. Fairy Forts (p. 264-265)
  23. Fairy Forts (p. 265)
  24. Fairy Forts (p. 265-266)
  25. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 266-267)
  26. Clothes Made Locally (p. 267-268)
  27. Old Graveyards (p. 269)
  28. Old Graveyards (p. 270)
  29. Local Heroes (p. 270-271)
  30. Churning (p. 272-273)
  31. Song (p. 273-274)
  32. Songs (p. 274-275)
  33. Songs (p. 275-276)
  34. Songs (p. 277-278)
  35. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 279-280)
  36. Holy Wells (p. 280-281)
  37. Homemade Toys (p. 282)
  38. Lore of Certain Days (p. 283)
  39. Proverbs (p. 284)
  40. Local Place Names (p. 285)
  41. Local Poets (p. 285-286)
  42. Local Patron Saint (p. 287)
  43. Local Fairs (p. 288)
Origin information
Coolanarney, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 809, p. 200-288)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CoolanarneyCúil an AirneCoolanarneyKilloughyBallyboyOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0809/4

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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