The Schools’ Collection

This is a collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s. More information

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  1. (no title)

    Once upon a time a man was going for the priest for his sister.

    CBÉS 0406

    Mary Walsh, Tom Sullivan

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    Long ago there lived a poor farmer and his name was John Galvin.

    CBÉS 0406

    Mary Walsh, Tom Sullivan

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    A long time ago there lived an old woman not far from this place.

    CBÉS 0406

    Peg Barry, Tom Sullivan

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    Long ago the old people dreaded the late hours of night very much.

    CBÉS 0406

    Kathleen Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

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  5. Religious Stories

    Once upon a time a man was going for the priest for his sister.

    CBÉS 0406

    Kathleen Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

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    Once upon a time a man named Martin Leahy was going for a thatcher to come and thatch his house for him.

    CBÉS 0406

    Con Halpin, Tom Sullivan

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    Once upon a time a man was going to a dance to a friends house.

    CBÉS 0406

    Kathleen Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

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    Once upon a time there lived a man and he had courage and he used to stay out very late at night.

    CBÉS 0406

    Kathleen Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

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    Once upon a time there lived a man and he had great courage and he used to stay out very late at night.

    CBÉS 0406

    Kathleen Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

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  10. Marriage Customs

    CBÉS 0407

    Kathleen Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

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  11. Local Athletes

    CBÉS 0407

    Kathleen Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

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    There was a fort between Tullamore and Coolkeragh.

    CBÉS 0407

    Tom Sullivan

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    Long ago there was a great lot of Witch craft, and the old people used to call it pishoges.

    CBÉS 0407

    Tom Sullivan

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    Once upon a time a man named Martin Beggins lived in a poor derelict place.

    CBÉS 0407

    Peg Barry, Tom Sullivan

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  15. Jack o' the Lantern

    CBÉS 0412

    Sheila Ryall, Tom Sullivan

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    Charles Nolan of Kilmmoyley was cutting corn with another farmer one day near his own house when he saw a man in his own yard whom he tool to be his own brother.

    CBÉS 0412

    Sheila Ryall, Tom Sullivan

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  17. A Ghost Story

    CBÉS 0581

    Mr Thomas O Sullivan, Tom Sullivan

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  18. Homemade Toys

    CBÉS 0581

    Tom Coffey, Tom Sullivan

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  19. Hidden Treasure

    CBÉS 0627

    Stephen Collins, Tom Sullivan

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    Long ago St. Senan's Well was in a field which belonged to Eileen O Brien.

    CBÉS 0627

    Stephen Collins, Tom Sullivan

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