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Story of Bannow's Buried City

Abstract: Story collected by a student at Cuan an Bhainigh (Bannow) school (Carrick, Co. Wexford) from informant Patrick Roche.

Original reference: 0876/1/19

Loading...School Cuan an Bhainigh (Bannow) [Vol. 0876, Chapter 0001]

County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Wexford Schools

Roche, Patrick
Wexford (County)

transcribed at


A Story of Bannow's Buried City [duchas:5000421]

They say that when the city was buried ships from all parts used to come sailing in like before.  One day a ship was sailing in for the Buried City and the captain sighted the city and could hardly believe it was the same Bannow for he heard tell of the sinking the City.  He looked for a while and then asked one of the sailors to bring him his glasses.  When the sailor gave him the glasses he looked again but the city was gone.  The old people believed the city used appear once every seven years.

Origin information
Carrick, Co. Wexford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 024
Volume 0876
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Tomás Breatnach.
narratives   linked data (afset)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Supernatural and legendary beings--Neacha neamhshaolta agus osnádúrtha
Informant location
CarrickAn CharraigCarrickWexford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0876/1/19

Suggested credit
"A Story of Bannow's Buried City"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Tomás Breatnach.
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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