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Ballycanew (Mixed)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballycanew (Mixed) (school) (Ballycanew, Co. Wexford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Conchubhar Ua Maoláin.

Original reference: 0889/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Wexford schools

  1. Urn on Boley Hill (p. 163-167)
  2. Incident of '98 (p. 164-168)
  3. How Priest Killers Were Discovered (p. 164-168)
  4. According to tradition the people of Teampall Bhuidhe were a very industrious people. (p. 166-169)
  5. Nail-Making (p. 170-171)
  6. The Barony of the Macamores extends almost to Ballycanew. (p. 172-174)
  7. As in other districts the beliefs in butter-stealing was very firmly ingrafted in the people John's district. (p. 175-176)
  8. Mr Whelan told me that the people of Tomsilla and Banogue were extremely superstitions chiefly about ghosts. (p. 177-181)
  9. The people of Ballycanew provided their own lights up to the time the candles now used came on the market. (p. 182-185)
  10. According to Mr. Butler it has been passed down the various generations that three soldiers were killed... (p. 186-189)
  11. Cures and Charms (p. 190-193)
  12. Cures (p. 194-199)
  13. The Bean Sighe is no stranger to the people of Ballycanew. (p. 200-203)
  14. An extensive farmer lived in Ballyfinn about fifty years ago. (p. 204-205)
  15. About two days before the fatal accident... (p. 206)
  16. About forty years ago a man named Doyle died in Killenagh in the evening... (p. 207-209)
  17. Over 35 years ago I talked with many of the old and middle-aged people of all classes. (p. 210-212)
  18. Horse-breeding was a great industry in this district and is still. (p. 213-218)
  19. About 36 years ago I heard from an old man in Ballycanew that dyeing was carried on here. (p. 219-220)
  20. Years ago farmers dug marl a kind of white clay out of ground and used it as manure for the land. (p. 221)
  21. A certain man who died only a few years ago had two daughters married in the country. (p. 222-223)
  22. Some time ago, a gentleman living about seven miles from the house in which he was born... (p. 224-225)
  23. I spent about one year on lodgings in Mr Rathwell's of Ballycanew. (p. 226-229)
  24. I lived in a Bungalow in Tomsilla five years ago. (p. 230-231)
  25. Mr Roche owned at that time the farm... (p. 232-237)
  26. Mrs. Fitzgerald informed me that her husband who died four or five years ago saw a very big black dog on many occasions... (p. 238-240)
  27. This incident did not happen in my district but still in the same parish and only three miles away. (p. 241-243)
Origin information
Ballycanew, Co. Wexford
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 889, p. 162-243)
Folklore--Ireland--Wexford (County)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Nail craft   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallycanewBaile Uí ChonnmhaíBallycanewBallycanewGoreyWexford
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0889/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Wexford 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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