Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Geevagh (school) (Geevagh, Co. Sligo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Ó Gallchobhair.

Original reference: 0181/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Sligo schools

  1. Cure of Foul Mouth (p. 162)
  2. Cure of Burn (p. 162-163)
  3. St Patrick's Leaf (p. 164A-164B)
  4. Cure of a Whitlow (p. 164)
  5. Cure of a Wound or Cut (p. 164)
  6. Cure of a Pain in the Stomach (p. 165)
  7. Cure of Sore Eyes (p. 165)
  8. Cure of Worms in Horses (p. 166)
  9. Milk Fever in Cows (p. 166)
  10. Superstitious Practices (p. 167)
  11. Superstitious Practices (p. 167)
  12. Superstitious Practices (p. 167)
  13. Superstitious Practices (p. 167)
  14. Superstitious Practices (p. 168)
  15. Superstitious Practices (p. 168)
  16. Superstitious Practices (p. 168)
  17. Superstitious Practices (p. 168)
  18. Superstitious Practices (p. 169)
  19. Superstitious Practices (p. 169)
  20. Songs and Poems - St James' Well (p. 170-172)
  21. Geevagh Prisoners (p. 173-178)
  22. P.A. Mac Hugh (p. 179-182)
  23. Old Crafts - Lime-Kilns in this District (p. 183)
  24. Old Crafts - A Spinning-Wheel (p. 183-184)
  25. Old Crafts - Starch-Making (p. 185)
  26. Old Crafts - How to Make Soap (p. 185-186)
  27. Old Crafts - Thatching (p. 187)
  28. Old Crafts - Rush Candles (p. 188)
  29. Old Crafts - Candle Stand for Rush Candles (p. 188-189)
  30. Prayer - My Crucifix (p. 190-191)
  31. Paidir (p. 192-193)
  32. Exile Far Away (p. 194-196)
  33. Carricknagat (p. 197-201)
  34. Festival Customs (p. 204)
  35. Poll na hAltóra (p. 205)
  36. Archie Frazer - A Priest-Hunter (p. 205-206)
  37. Village of Geevagh (p. 207)
  38. How to Make Boxty (p. 207)
  39. Story of a Landlord (p. 208)
  40. Story - Ballindoon Abbey (p. 209)
  41. Historic Place (p. 210)
  42. Foyogues (p. 211)
  43. Story (p. 212)
  44. Game I Play - Duck-upon-Rock (p. 213)
  45. Story of a Leipreachán (p. 214)
  46. Ghost Story (p. 215)
  47. Story of a Water-Horse (p. 216)
  48. Thrilling Feat (p. 217)
  49. Strong Man (p. 218)
  50. Marriage Customs (p. 218)
  51. Story (p. 219)
  52. Story (p. 220)
  53. Story (p. 221)
Origin information
Geevagh, Co. Sligo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 181, p. 161-221)
English  irish  
Burns and scalds   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Felon (Disease)   linked data (lcsh)
Wounds and injuries   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Worms   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Animals, Mythical   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
School location
GeevaghAn GhaobhachGeevaghKilmactrannyTirerrillSligo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0181/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Sligo 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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