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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Garr (school) (Garr, Co. Offaly), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Cáit de Léis.

Original reference: 0801/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Offaly schools

  1. Churning (p. 211-213)
  2. Churning (p. 213-215)
  3. Care of the Feet (p. 216)
  4. Boots (p. 217-218)
  5. Herbs (p. 219)
  6. Herbs (p. 219-221)
  7. Herbs (p. 221-222)
  8. Old Houses (p. 224)
  9. Bread (p. 225)
  10. Hedge-School (p. 226)
  11. Graveyards (p. 227-228)
  12. Lore of Certain Days (p. 229)
  13. Local Marriage Customs (p. 230-231)
  14. In the Penal Times (p. 232)
  15. In the Penal Times (p. 232-233)
  16. Old Crafts (p. 234-235)
  17. Local Place Names (p. 236-237)
  18. Travelling Folk (p. 238-239)
  19. Local Fairs (p. 240-241)
  20. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 242-243)
  21. Buying and Selling (p. 244)
  22. Proverbs (p. 245-246)
  23. Homemade Toys (p. 247-248)
  24. Weather Signs (p. 249)
  25. Family Names in Garr (p. 250)
  26. Old Remarks (p. 250-251)
Origin information
Garr, Co. Offaly
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 801, p. 211A-251)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
School location
GarrAn GearradhGarrCastlejordanWarrenstownOffaly
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0801/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Offaly 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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