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Clochar na Trócaire (Maothal)

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Clochar na Trócaire (Maothal) (school) (Mohill, Co. Leitrim), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher An tSr. Mícheal le Muire.

Original reference: 0216/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Leitrim schools

  1. My Home District (p. 070-075)
  2. Local Marriage Customs (p. 076-079)
  3. Hedge-Schools (p. 080-083)
  4. Old Crafts (p. 084-087)
  5. Penal Days (p. 088-091)
  6. Hidden Treasure (p. 092-095)
  7. Lord Leitrim (p. 096-101)
  8. Local Place Names (p. 102-106)
  9. Local Heroes (p. 108-111)
  10. Local Forges (p. 112-116)
  11. From early in the last century until the early years of the present century there lived in Spring-field, Mohill an old linen weaver named Pat Breaden. (p. 116-119)
  12. Local Cures (p. 120-124)
  13. Lore of Certain Days (p. 126-131)
  14. Local Prayers (p. 132-135)
  15. Festival Customs (p. 136-141)
  16. Care of the Feet (p. 142-144)
  17. Cornee Fort (p. 145-152)
  18. Food in Olden Times (p. 146-151)
  19. Local Story (p. 153-156)
  20. Local Story (p. 157-160)
  21. Games I Play (p. 161-164)
  22. Hidden Treasures (p. 165-166)
  23. Homemade Bread (p. 167-168)
  24. Fenagh (p. 169-171)
  25. Holy Well (p. 172-173)
  26. Local Graveyards (p. 174-176)
  27. Local Cures (p. 177-179)
  28. Blessed Well (p. 180-182)
  29. Local Beliefs (p. 183-185)
  30. Proverbs (p. 186-188)
  31. Riddles (p. 189-192)
  32. Old Houses (p. 193-194)
  33. Oíche Shamhna (p. 195)
  34. Local Prayers (p. 196-198)
  35. Travelling Folk (p. 199-200)
Origin information
Mohill, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 216, p. 69-200)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Leitrim (County)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Treasure troves--Folklore
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0216/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Leitrim 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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