Cill Cheallaigh (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cill Cheallaigh (C.) (school) (Kilkelly, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Eithne de Buitléir.

Original reference: 0113/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Trianóg River (p. 1-2)
  2. Cailleach an Clocháin (p. 3-5)
  3. Kilkelly and St Celsus (p. 6-7)
  4. Drowning (p. 8-9)
  5. Ghost-Story (p. 10-11)
  6. Furnace (p. 12-13)
  7. Ballyglass (p. 13-14)
  8. Bonfire Night (p. 14-15)
  9. Customs on Bonfire Night (p. 16-17)
  10. Local Marriage Customs (p. 18-20)
  11. Fairy Story (p. 21-22)
  12. Hedge-Schools (p. 23-24)
  13. Hauling Home (p. 25-26)
  14. Lovers' Discussion (p. 26-27)
  15. Fairy Story (p. 28-29)
  16. Fairy Story (p. 30-31)
  17. St Celsus (p. 32-43)
  18. Folklore - A Ghost-Story (p. 70-33)
  19. Story (p. 34-36)
  20. Fairy Fort of Tavran (p. 37-39)
  21. Ghost-Story (p. 40-41)
  22. Folklore (p. 42)
  23. Folklore (p. 44-45)
  24. Seanphaidreacha (p. 46-47)
  25. Song - Johnny McAdoo (p. 48-50)
  26. Food of the People in Olden Times (p. 51-52)
  27. Leipreachán (p. 53-54)
  28. Folklore- Kilmovee (p. 55-56)
  29. Folklore - A Funny Story (p. 57-58)
  30. Evictions (p. 59)
  31. Folklore - The Black Pig (p. 60)
  32. Folklore - A Hidden Treasure (p. 62-63)
  33. Folklore - A Funny Story (p. 64-65)
  34. Folklore - Old Songs (p. 66-69)
Origin information
Kilkelly, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 113, p. 1a-70)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KilkellyCill CheallaighKilkellyKilmoveeCostelloMayo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0113/1

Suggested credit
"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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