Tobar (C.)

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

Original reference: 0808/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Riddles (p. 115-119)
  2. Supestitions Connected with Churning (p. 120)
  3. Superstitions Connected with Churnings (p. 121-123)
  4. Factories (p. 124-126)
  5. Factories (p. 127-128)
  6. Mill (p. 129-130)
  7. Hedge-Schools (p. 131-132)
  8. Customs Connected with Weddings (p. 133-134)
  9. Customs Connected with Weddings (p. 135-137)
  10. Cures (p. 138-139)
  11. Faheran (p. 140-141)
  12. Faheran (p. 142-144)
  13. Kilfoylan (p. 145-147)
  14. Tubber and Kilmonaghan (p. 148-150)
  15. Fairies (p. 151-152)
  16. Signs of the Weather (p. 153-154)
  17. Sayings of the Seasons (p. 155-156)
  18. Trooper's Mound (p. 157-158)
  19. Spire of Tinnamuck (p. 159)
  20. My Home District (p. 160-161)
  21. Kilmonaghan (p. 162-164)
  22. Landlord (p. 165-167)
  23. Proverbs (p. 168-170)
  24. Funny Story (p. 171-172)
  25. Kilmurragh (p. 173)
  26. Ghost Story (p. 174)
  27. Hedge-School (p. 175-176)
  28. Hedge-School (p. 177-178)
  29. Forge (p. 179-181)
  30. Forge (p. 182-184)
  31. Fairy Fort (p. 185-186)
  32. Cures (p. 187-188)
  33. Food (p. 189-190)
  34. Ballinderry (p. 191-192)
  35. Costumes Connected with Wakes and Funerals (p. 193-194)
  36. Bird-Lore (p. 195-196)
  37. Buying and Selling (p. 197-198)
  38. Roads (p. 199-200)
Origin information
Tober, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 808, p. 114-200)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
School location
ToberAn TobarToberKilmanaghanKilcourseyOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0808/3

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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