Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Crosserlough (school) (Crosserlough, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher L. Reilly.

Original reference: 0993/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. These riddles were collected in the townlands of... (p. 283-286)
  2. Signs of Rain (p. 287)
  3. Signs of Good Weather (p. 288)
  4. The signs of rain from studying the moon, sun, stars, mountains, lakes, rivers and insects. (p. 289)
  5. Burning of Crosserlough Old Chapel (p. 290-293)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 294-295)
  7. Thatching (p. 296-297)
  8. Cures for Diseases (p. 298-303)
  9. Wild Birds (p. 304-309)
  10. Hallow Eve (p. 310)
  11. My Home District (p. 311-312)
  12. My Home District - Kiffagh (p. 313)
  13. Herbs (p. 314-315)
  14. My Home District (p. 316)
  15. Forts (p. 317-318)
  16. Proverbs and Sayings (p. 319-336)
  17. Phrases Used by People to Describe the Weather (p. 337)
  18. Travelling Folk (p. 338)
  19. Ghost Stories (p. 339-340)
  20. Ghost Stories (p. 341-342)
  21. Ghost Story (p. 343-344)
  22. Ghost Story (p. 345)
  23. Easter Sunday (p. 346)
  24. Holy Week (p. 347-348)
  25. Good Friday (p. 349)
  26. Shrove Tuesday (p. 350)
  27. Travelling Musician (p. 351)
  28. Farm and Domestic Animals (p. 352)
  29. Racehorse Called Funny Eye Swiftness (p. 353-355)
  30. Before Railway and motor transport reached this part of the country transport of people and goods was done with horses. (p. 356-358)
  31. Churning (p. 359-360)
  32. Churn (p. 361)
  33. Care of the Feet (p. 362)
  34. Bonfire Night (p. 363)
  35. Local Forge (p. 365-364)
  36. Story Told about the Blacksmith (p. 366)
  37. Tailor (p. 367-368)
  38. Local Fairs (p. 369-370)
  39. Food in Olden Times (p. 371-372)
  40. How Oaten Bread is Made (p. 372-373)
  41. How a Potato Cake is Made (p. 373)
  42. How Boxty is Made (p. 374)
  43. Old Story (p. 375-378)
  44. Old Story (p. 379-381)
  45. Old Story (p. 382)
  46. Old Story (p. 383)
  47. Soldier and a Witch (p. 384-387)
  48. Old Story (p. 385-388)
  49. Story (p. 389-390)
  50. Story of Magic Cat (p. 391-392)
  51. Old Story (p. 393-394)
  52. An Old Story (p. 395)
  53. Innocent Jemmy (p. 396-397)
  54. Old Story (p. 398-400)
  55. Cutting the Corn (p. 401)
  56. Story (p. 402-404)
  57. Prayer (p. 405)
  58. Superstitions (p. 406-412)
  59. Fairies (p. 413)
  60. St Brigid's Cross (p. 414)
Origin information
Crosserlough, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 993, p. 282-414)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Good Friday   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CrosserloughCrois ar LochCrosserloughCrosserloughCastlerahanCavan
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Original reference: 0993/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cavan 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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