Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Loughagar (school) (Loughagar More, Co. Westmeath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Énrí Mac an Abba.

Original reference: 0737/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Hidden Treasures (p. 205)
  2. Story of Rathconnell Churchyard (p. 206-207)
  3. One time a young boy was bringing in the cows at Ranndubh, a hill near Castlepollard. (p. 207-208)
  4. One time a man came from Longford to Tubberalean walking upon two crutches... (p. 208-209)
  5. There is a lake near Collinstown called Lock Lein. (p. 209-210)
  6. There was once a gentleman who owned a lot of land in Lein. (p. 211)
  7. Once upon a time there lived a very rich man. (p. 211-212)
  8. There once lived a man near Monilea called Bill Cassidy. (p. 217)
  9. There was once a man who was going out with his cows out to the fields. (p. 217-218)
  10. Childrens' Games (p. 219-222)
  11. Land League (p. 223-224)
  12. Story (p. 224-225)
  13. Story (p. 225)
  14. Piper (p. 225-226)
  15. Story (p. 226-227)
  16. A half a century ago a man Cassidy lived a short distance outside Mullingar. (p. 228)
  17. Candle-Making (p. 229)
  18. Story (p. 230)
  19. Story (p. 231)
  20. Haunted House (p. 248-249)
  21. Fairy Story (p. 249-250)
  22. Story (p. 250-251)
  23. Story (p. 251-252)
  24. Long ago people used to make cribs to catch birds. (p. 253)
  25. Once upon a time a man lived in Branstown Ballinae. (p. 255)
  26. Cooke of Cooksboro (p. 257-256)
  27. Conor Sheridan (p. 257)
  28. Adolphus Cooke (p. 258)
  29. Folk Tales - Conor Sheridan and Other Stories (p. 258-260)
  30. Christy King was a tyrant landlord. (p. 261)
  31. Cooke of Cooksboro and Conor Sheridan (p. 261-263)
  32. Once there was a stream crossing the road from which Cloughan got its name. (p. 263-264)
  33. Conor Sheridan (p. 264-265)
  34. Cooke of Cooksboro (p. 266)
  35. Cooke of Cooksboro (p. 266-267)
  36. Toothache (p. 267-268)
  37. Crows (p. 268)
  38. Rabbits (p. 268-269)
  39. How Pass Got Its Name (p. 270)
  40. Old Richard Reynolds fell in love with the holy water font in Rathconnell... (p. 270-271)
  41. Taghmon is a very ancient place therefore there is a lot of folklore connected with it. (p. 271-274)
  42. Man and the Pig (p. 274-275)
  43. Drunkard (p. 275)
  44. About 40 years ago there lived near Cloughan a man named White. (p. 276)
  45. Ghost at Rathconnell (p. 276-277)
  46. There is a story told of a man in Co. Galway... (p. 277-278)
  47. There was once a woman named Dunne who was suffering from a queer disease. (p. 278-279)
  48. Long ago fairies lived in a fort near Pass cross-roads. (p. 280)
  49. Long ago a man in Rathconnell lent a pair of horses to a man to take away a fort. (p. 280-281)
  50. One time a man went to look for work to old Cook. (p. 282)
  51. There was a fort outside Mulligan's. (p. 282)
  52. Story (p. 283)
  53. Story (p. 284)
  54. Story (p. 284-285)
  55. Story (p. 289)
  56. There was a man named James Nolan of Cullion... (p. 400)
  57. There was a man, one time, of the name of Hector Bone who liced in Taughmon. (p. 401)
  58. The Lamb Brennan was setting pike-lines on Derravaragh one night... (p. 401)
  59. There was an old woman one time and she had a lot of money... (p. 401-403)
  60. Cures (p. 404-407)
  61. Corncrake (p. 408)
  62. Stolen Fowl (p. 408)
  63. Cuckoo (p. 408)
  64. Things Not to Do (p. 409)
  65. Signs of Weather (p. 412-415)
  66. Riddles (p. 416)
  67. Long ago if anyone wished anyone else dead... (p. 418)
  68. Collection of Tithes (p. 418)
  69. There was a man one time going to the fair of Fore along with his wife. (p. 420)
  70. Stealing Butter from the Churn (p. 420-421)
  71. The year after the famine there was a covetous old man named Brady who lived in Ballynagall. (p. 421-424)
  72. There was a man out early one morning airing horses in Rathconnell. (p. 422-423)
  73. Long ago it was the custom to bury a sheaf of oats for a person who was not liked. (p. 424-425)
  74. Long ago in Killynon it was said... (p. 425)
  75. It is unlucky... (p. 426)
  76. A man named Bill Cassidy lived beside Daly's. (p. 426-427)
  77. There was a man going home from Ceilvohe one night... (p. 427-428)
  78. Banshee (p. 428)
  79. Magpies (p. 429)
  80. Once there was a man who used to go to play cards every night... (p. 429)
  81. Lusmore and the Fairies (p. 430-431)
Origin information
Loughagar More, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 737, p. 204-431)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Toothache   linked data (lcsh)
Brigands and robbers   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Loughagar MoreLoughagar MoreRathconnellMoyashel and MagheradernonWestmeath
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0737/3

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"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Westmeath 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:50090865>
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.
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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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