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Ros Mor

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ros Mor (school) (Rossmore, Co. Tipperary), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Maitiú Ó Cinnéide.

Original reference: 0584/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Tipperary schools

  1. Éamonn an Chnoic (p. 080-081)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 083-084)
  3. Old Crafts (p. 085-086)
  4. Rossmore (p. 087-088)
  5. My great grandfather made pikes for the United Irishmen in 1798 and his sons again forged the pikes for the men of '67. (p. 089)
  6. Mrs Mary O Brien often told me when she was a little girl she went with her father to Ballagh to witness a man named Keogh being hanged. (p. 091)
  7. I was also told the story of the movements of the McCormack brothers who were executed in Nenagh Jail on May 11th 1858 by a cousin of my mothers = Jack Ryan, Carhue, who at that time was undergoing a term of 6 months imprisonment for asaulting the police. (p. 092)
  8. There is a townsland in Rossmore with only one farmhouse in it. (p. 093)
  9. My Grandmother often told me that during the terrible famine of '48 when the potato crop failed, and people were starving in thousands, her family at home in Drombane had a very good crop of turnips. (p. 094)
  10. When the young Ireland movement was at its height and its leaders chased like foxes through the country. (p. 095-096)
  11. In his book the "O' Dwyer's of Kilnamanagh" by Sir Michael O Dwyer, Mr McCarthy of the National Museum, in a foot note states that Seán O Duibhhir was born at Glenahabline or Thory. (p. 097-098)
  12. Eamon O' Ryan known in song and story as Eamonn a Cnuic was born in the townsland of Knocneahill, Upperchurch. (p. 099-101)
  13. At the eastern end of Rossmore parish stand Marlow House, the residence of Mr. R. L. Penefeather a Protestant landowner. (p. 103)
  14. At the famous bye elections in Co. Tipperary in the early 70's when O' Donovan Rossa and John Mitchell were elected for the British Parliament which they refused to enter, the people of Rossmore voted to a man for those two great patriots. (p. 104)
  15. When my father R.I.P. was a boy of twelve years he was sent by his father to Drombane on the memorable 5th of March 1867. (p. 105-106)
  16. Long before railways were heard of emigrants were driven by "Common Car" to Cork city. (p. 107)
  17. After the release from Portland Prison in the "seventy's" of Michael Devett he received a wonderful reception from the people everywhere. (p. 108)
  18. It is now over 100 years since a young man named O' Donnell stood at the Cross of Clune one beautiful morning in May. (p. 109)
Origin information
Rossmore, Co. Tipperary
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 584, p. 79-109)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Rebellion of 1798
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
School location
RossmoreAn Ros MórRossmoreClonoultyKilnamanagh LowerTipperary
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0584/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Tipperary 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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