The Neale (B.)

abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from The Neale (B.) (school) (Neale, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Tomás Mac an Bháird.

Original reference: 0103/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Seanscéalta (p. 5-009)
  2. Seanscéalta (p. 010-015)
  3. Seanscéalta (p. 016-019)
  4. Linguistic - Subhead 5 (p. 023)
  5. Irish words and phrases that have been adopted into the popular English speech of the district: (p. 024)
  6. Ethnographic (p. 025)
  7. Classification of Pupils According to Hair Colour (p. 026)
  8. Classification of Pupils According to Eye Colour (p. 027)
  9. Local Traditions - Ancient Irish Kings (p. 028)
  10. Local Traditions - The Danes (p. 028)
  11. Families or Clans in the District in Olden Times (p. 029)
  12. Several of the older people recollect incidents connected with the Fenians. (p. 029)
  13. Famine Period (p. 030)
  14. Local Estates etc. (p. 031-032)
  15. Faction Fights (p. 033)
  16. Sports and Pastimes including Horse-Racing (p. 034)
  17. Battle-Field of Moytura etc. (p. 035)
  18. Traditions Regarding Ancient Roads, Local Trade etc. (p. 036)
  19. Traditions of Local Industries (p. 037)
  20. Agricultural Implements - Household Utensils etc. (p. 037)
  21. Unofficial Names - Townlands, Fields, Wells etc. (p. 038-040)
  22. Foods and Drinks Now Discarded (p. 041)
  23. Folk Cures and Charms (p. 042)
  24. Recollections of the Local Hedge-Schools (p. 043)
  25. Successive Managers of the Present National School (p. 044)
  26. Successive Principals of the School (p. 044-045)
  27. Oldest Tombstone in the Killeen (p. 046)
  28. Pyramid (p. 047-051)
  29. Putting salt in the pockets of people about to get married (p. 051-052)
  30. Taking a horse three times from under a car used as a hearse (p. 052)
  31. Fóidín Marbh (p. 052-053)
  32. Supplementary notes concerning objects of historic interest in the Neale Park (p. 055-056)
  33. Seanscéal (p. 057-062)
  34. Áitainmneacha timpeall na hÁite Seo (p. 063-067)
  35. Scéal faoi Thaibhse (p. 068-070)
  36. Matchmaking and Marriages (p. 071-073)
  37. Cahernacole Church (p. 074-075)
  38. Superstitions (p. 076-078)
  39. Customs on Feast-Days and Holidays of the Year (p. 079-081)
  40. Twelve Days of Christmas (p. 082-083)
  41. Old Story (p. 084-086)
  42. Old Story (p. 087-089)
  43. Muckrussaune Plague (p. 090-091)
  44. Fairy Tale (p. 092-095)
  45. Funny Story (p. 096)
  46. Smith and the Forge (p. 097-099)
  47. Scéal faoi Thaibhse (p. 100-101)
  48. Ghost-Story (p. 102)
  49. Ghost-Story (p. 103-104)
  50. Story (p. 105-107)
  51. Ghost Story (p. 108-109)
  52. Fairy Story (p. 110-111)
  53. Story (p. 112-113)
  54. Fairy Story (p. 114-117)
  55. Story (p. 118-120)
  56. Story (p. 121-122)
  57. Story (p. 123-124)
  58. Story (p. 125-127)
  59. Story (p. 128-131)
  60. Scéal (p. 132-140)
  61. Ghost Story (p. 136-137)
Origin information
Neale, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 103, p. 1a-140)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
local legends   linked data (afset)
Gangs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Epidemics   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
School location
NealeAn ÉillNealeKilmolaraKilmaineMayo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0103/1

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"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Mayo 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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