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Camross, Mountrath

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Camross, Mountrath (school) (Camross, Co. Laois), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Pádraig Ó Heifernáin.

Original reference: 0826/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : Laois county schools

  1. Camros (p. 129)
  2. Eanach Truim (p. 129-130)
  3. Cloch Naoimh Caoimhín (p. 130-131)
  4. Cúl Raithne (p. 132)
  5. Sreathán (p. 132-133)
  6. Mian Droichead (p. 134)
  7. Ros na Críona (p. 135)
  8. Gleann Doimhin (p. 135-136)
  9. Baile an Átha (p. 137)
  10. Mrs Jimmy Maher asked me: ... (p. 137)
  11. Ainmneacha Áit (p. 138)
  12. Archaeological (p. 139)
  13. Linguistic - Epitaph on Ryan's Grave in Camross Graveyard (p. 140)
  14. Dear Ryan is No More (p. 141-142)
  15. Slieve Bloom Mountains (p. 142-144)
  16. Castletown Dale (p. 144-148)
  17. Camross Roads (p. 148-151)
  18. Nelly from the Mountains Down (p. 151-155)
  19. Famed Delour (p. 156-160)
  20. Clonaslee (p. 160-163)
  21. Brave Boys of Upperwoods (p. 164-166)
  22. Green of Slatey (p. 167)
  23. Thomas Scully (p. 168-173)
  24. Gregory Costigan (p. 174-175)
  25. Murder of Gregory Costigan (p. 176-177)
  26. 53 and 54 (p. 178-179)
  27. In former times the parish of Camross and Castletown were one parish, ... (p. 180)
  28. Ballinrally (p. 181)
  29. Rossnacreena (p. 181-182)
  30. Gort na gCloch (p. 182-183)
  31. When Jimmie Loughlin the Glebe Camross was asked why he had so many children he said: ... (p. 183)
  32. There long ago there lived the old clan of the Dooleys. (p. 184)
  33. One night Peter Brophy was out walking in a field... (p. 184)
  34. There is a pot of gold in Caher. ... (p. 185)
  35. Once upon a time there was a Protestant man. ... (p. 185)
  36. There was a man one time... (p. 186)
  37. There is a pot of gold in... (p. 187)
  38. Once there was a man. ... (p. 187)
  39. One night a man was out rambling. ... (p. 188)
  40. Long ago there was money buried on the... (p. 188)
  41. Short Story of the Death of St Canice of Aghaboe (p. 189)
  42. Long ago there lived a man in this parish... (p. 189-190)
  43. Once there lived a landlord... (p. 190-191)
  44. Long ago there was very often fights... (p. 191)
  45. On the road between Cappanara an Camross... (p. 191)
  46. Once there lived in this parish a priest... (p. 191-192)
  47. Three men were going to a dance... (p. 193)
  48. There was a holy well in Cloneanagh. ... (p. 193)
  49. A big tree was growing in... (p. 194)
  50. A servant girl was living at Dooley's in Mountrath. ... (p. 194)
  51. Two boys told a girl to steal... (p. 194-195)
  52. Three men were going to a certain place. ... (p. 195-196)
  53. A man named Sawyer was digging his potatoes... (p. 196)
  54. A man named Thomas Scanlan was crossing the bridge at... (p. 196-197)
  55. One night there were men playing cards in Mr Casey's house. ... (p. 198)
  56. There are three raths in Camross, ... (p. 198)
  57. Once there lived a man in Derry. ... (p. 199)
  58. There was a family one time. ... (p. 199)
  59. There is a pot of Gold hidden in... (p. 200)
  60. There was a family living in Windsor one time. ... (p. 200)
  61. In 1855 an old Hedge-Schoolmaster lived in Camross. ... (p. 201)
  62. There is a rath at the south side of Pluck's Bridge. ... (p. 201)
  63. There was a hedge Schoolmaster living in Garranbawn. ... (p. 201)
  64. Once there was a house in Windsor. ... (p. 201-202)
  65. A Long time ago a man went out into a field. ... (p. 202-203)
  66. Years ago there was a girl crossing the fields. ... (p. 203)
  67. Once there was a family named Delaneys. ... (p. 203)
  68. Once upon a time there was a man in Coolrain. ... (p. 204)
  69. Many people dreamt that there was a pot of gold in our field. ... (p. 204)
  70. Yarn (p. 205)
  71. One night a man was coming home from selling wheat. ... (p. 205)
  72. Long ago a farmer had two sons, ... (p. 206)
  73. One day a woman got some water to boil cabbage out of a holy well. ... (p. 206-207)
  74. There was once a tramp going along the road... (p. 208)
  75. Once there was a man and he dreamt that... (p. 208-209)
  76. During the time Cromwell was in Ireland... (p. 209-210)
  77. A few years ago there was a family living in Coolrain. ... (p. 210)
  78. There was a man living in Camross one time. ... (p. 211)
  79. Once a brother and two sisters lived in a house together... (p. 211-212)
  80. Once upon a time there lived a woman in a rath called Oaksfort. ... (p. 212-213)
  81. One day a man and a boy were going to a fair in Roscrea. ... (p. 213)
  82. There is a holy well in the graveyard in Sheirke. ... (p. 214)
  83. Flynch's Bridge (p. 214-215)
  84. Gulf of Cloncully (p. 216)
  85. Story about Cloncully (p. 217-218)
  86. One night a man was returning from a public-house. ... (p. 219)
  87. One night an old woman was mending stockings in the kitchen. ... (p. 219)
  88. One night a man was returning from rambling. ... (p. 220)
  89. One time there lived in Coolrain a very cruel man. ... (p. 220)
  90. In the glebe there is a little lane. ... (p. 221)
  91. Long ago there lived in Windsor a poet named John Dooley. ... (p. 221-222)
  92. Song by John Dooley (p. 223-224)
  93. Once there was a man coming home late in the night. ... (p. 225)
  94. In olden times in Upperwoods there were fierce faction fights... (p. 225-226)
  95. Long ago a man was coming home from town by Ballyhoran. ... (p. 227)
  96. One night a man was going home from Coolrain. ... (p. 227)
  97. One night a man named Delaney was coming home from a fair in Roscrea. ... (p. 227-228)
  98. There is a well in Anatrim called St Kevin's well. ... (p. 228-229)
  99. There is a pot of gold in Mr Burke's field in Clonin. ... (p. 229)
  100. Two men went to a gamble... (p. 229)
  101. There was a man who went to ramble every night. ... (p. 230)
  102. There was a man rambling one night at this side of the Nore... (p. 230)
  103. One a man lived in Shanderry. ... (p. 230-231)
  104. About sixty years ago there was a rich gentleman of the place had... (p. 231-232)
  105. A family lived in the Rushall... (p. 232)
  106. There are the remains of a lime kiln... (p. 233)
  107. The proper name for Moll Joe's hill is... (p. 233-234)
  108. One day a man was getting a coulter of a plough... (p. 234-235)
  109. Móin an Fhile (p. 235)
  110. There is a well in Aghaboe where... (p. 236)
  111. One night a man was going home from town. ... (p. 236)
  112. Once upon a time there was a man going home to his dinner. ... (p. 236)
  113. One night Denis Delaney was coming home from Roscrea. ... (p. 237)
  114. At a place called Collier's of the hill... (p. 237)
  115. One time there lived in Coolrain a woman and her husband. ... (p. 237-238)
  116. One night a man was coming home from a fair. ... (p. 238-239)
  117. There was once a man who always got drunk... (p. 239)
  118. One night a man was coming home from rambling. ... (p. 239-240)
  119. Long ago a woman went to see her mother... (p. 241-242)
  120. One night a man was returning... (p. 242-243)
  121. Long ago there lived a woman in Killin. ... (p. 243)
  122. There is a pot of gold at... (p. 243-244)
  123. Darby's of the Leap Castle. ... (p. 244-245)
  124. One night a couple of men went to steal apples. ... (p. 245)
  125. One morning a man was going to a fair. ... (p. 245-246)
  126. Not far from Kyle there is a lake. ... (p. 246-247)
  127. There was once a well in Skeirke. ... (p. 247)
  128. One night a man went to ramble. ... (p. 247)
  129. One night Mrs Delaney was going home from the station. ... (p. 248)
  130. One night a man was going home from town and he went into a house for to ramble. ... (p. 248)
  131. One night a man by the name of Jim Cordial... (p. 248-251)
  132. There was once an old woman living in Rossnacreena. ... (p. 251-252)
  133. Once there was a man and he was going to the fair... (p. 252)
  134. On the car road going into Ballinrally... (p. 252-253)
  135. Long ago a man named Kelly dreamed... (p. 253-254)
  136. Once upon a time there was a man... (p. 254)
  137. There was once a pot of gold in... (p. 254)
  138. One night a man was going home from... (p. 255)
  139. One night a man was going to a neighbours house. ... (p. 255)
  140. There are people living in Derry... (p. 255-256)
  141. A long time ago there lived a family in Annatrim. ... (p. 257)
  142. One night a man was going home from Coolrain to Camross. ... (p. 257)
  143. One night a man dreamt that there was money to be found on... (p. 257-258)
  144. About fifty years ago there lived a man in Timoney. ... (p. 258-259)
  145. In olden times there was a monastery in Timoney. ... (p. 259)
  146. Captain Hutchinson - Timoney House (p. 259-260)
  147. A man was very drunk one Christmas night... (p. 260-261)
  148. Garron (p. 261)
  149. Long ago a man was coming from a dance. ... (p. 261)
  150. One night a man was coming home from... (p. 261-262)
  151. Long ago there lived a man in this parish and... (p. 262-263)
  152. One night a man was coming home from... (p. 263)
  153. Once there was a boy. ... (p. 263-264)
  154. One May morning a priest was going on a journey. ... (p. 264-265)
  155. Once upon a time there was a man digging in his own garden. ... (p. 265)
  156. There is a gate in Tom Phelans called gallows gate. ... (p. 265-266)
  157. Long ago there was a monastery in Aghaboe... (p. 266-267)
  158. Once there lived a man in a place called Knock. ... (p. 267)
  159. One May day a man was working in his field and he... (p. 268)
  160. Long ago there lived a man named Grady. ... (p. 268-269)
  161. There was a man one time and he was leading a very bad life. ... (p. 270)
  162. Long ago a saint lived in Kyle... (p. 270)
  163. Fionn Mac Cumaill learned to run and beat a hare in Shrahane. (p. 271)
  164. Monanelly Fort is the largest in the neighbourhood... (p. 271)
  165. Once there lived an landlord named Cullan in Marymount. ... (p. 271)
  166. During the time St. Fintan was in Clonenagh... (p. 271)
  167. The Parish Priest in Camross had to go on a... (p. 272)
  168. There were two little boys one time. ... (p. 272)
  169. Co. Limerick Expression (p. 273)
  170. Sweep Down to the Well for a Bucket of Water (p. 273)
  171. One evening I was working in the school garden. ... (p. 273)
  172. Dysertheigh near Holycross... (p. 273)
  173. Colours (p. 274)
  174. In comes Tod with his big long rod. ... (p. 274)
  175. Old Hag (p. 275-274)
  176. Games (p. 275)
  177. If you kill a cricket... (p. 276)
  178. If you break a mirror... (p. 276)
  179. If you kill a swallow the cows will milk blood. ... (p. 276)
  180. It is unlucky for a woman to take off her wedding ring. ... (p. 276)
  181. If your right hand is itchy... (p. 276)
  182. If you leave a spoon fall... (p. 276)
  183. A Game was played long ago... (p. 277)
  184. It is according to sound:... (p. 277)
  185. Managers Camross N.S. (p. 278)
  186. Teachers Camross N.S. (p. 279)
  187. "Whang" in Co.Wicklow... (p. 279)
  188. Riddles (p. 279)
  189. Monument Tree (p. 280)
  190. The old road from Limerick to Dublin... (p. 281)
  191. Monument Tree (p. 281)
  192. In Derrynasaora between the Story Road... (p. 281)
  193. Monument Bush (p. 281)
  194. Ethnographic (p. 282)
  195. Rats are a sign of enemies... (p. 283)
  196. List of Thatched Houses in the Parish (p. 283)
  197. Glens in the Mountain (p. 283)
  198. In the Gap of Glandine... (p. 283)
  199. Gathered from Children in Camross School (p. 284)
  200. Gathered from Children in Camross School (p. 284)
  201. Gathered from Children in Camross School (p. 284)
  202. If you see a pin... (p. 285)
  203. There was a smith one time... (p. 285-290)
Origin information
Camross, Co. Laois
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 826, p. 125-290)
Languages
English  irish  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Laois (Ireland)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
   linked data (viaf)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Death--Folklore
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Gangs   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Food--Folklore
Dwellings--Folklore
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Giants--Folklore
Animals--Folklore
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Weather--Folklore
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CamrossCamrosCamrossOfferlaneUpperwoodsLaois
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4769998
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0826/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: Laois county schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:47699985>
Funding
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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