Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Eslin (school) (Eslinbridge, Co. Leitrim), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Pilib Mac Aonghusa.

Original reference: 0218/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Leitrim schools

  1. Old Stories - How John Crow Got His Wife (p. 003-020)
  2. St Meehan of the Sacred Gospel (p. 021-028)
  3. Another Story about St Mog and Rose Inbir (p. 028-030)
  4. Other Stories - One to You and One to Me (p. 031-035)
  5. Another Old Story (p. 036-045)
  6. Funny Story (p. 046-065)
  7. Another Story (p. 066-071)
  8. Another Story (Funny) (p. 072-075)
  9. Gobán Saor - Funny Story (p. 076-082)
  10. Funny Story (p. 083-088)
  11. Riddles (p. 089-090)
  12. Gobán Saor (p. 091-095)
  13. Another Story about Paddy the Irishman (p. 096-098)
  14. Funny Story (p. 099-100)
  15. Another Story about Maria (p. 101-103)
  16. Our Flag (p. 104-105)
  17. Story (p. 105-106)
  18. Gobán Saor (p. 107-110)
  19. Funny Story (p. 111-115)
  20. Story - Jack and the Cards (p. 116-129)
  21. Old Stories - Molly Maguires (p. 130-140)
  22. Another Old Story (p. 141-143)
  23. Another Story about St Monaghan's Cow (p. 144-147)
  24. Old Superstitions (p. 148-149)
  25. Other Superstitions (p. 150-153)
  26. Funny Story about His Son and a Father (p. 154-157)
  27. Funny Story (p. 158-159)
  28. Another Story (p. 160-167)
  29. Another Story (p. 168-172)
  30. Another Story (p. 173-176)
  31. Diarmaid and Gráinne (p. 177-181)
  32. Old Sayings (p. 182-186)
  33. Funny Story (p. 187-193)
  34. Funny Story (p. 194-195)
  35. Another Funny Story (p. 196-198)
  36. Another Story (p. 199-201)
  37. Another Funny Story (p. 202-211)
  38. Another Story (p. 212-215)
  39. Another Story of How Bullockey Hill Got Its Name (p. 216-218)
  40. Another Story about Lynches Grey Mare that Robbed all the Purses below in Donegal (p. 219-221)
  41. Old Superstition (p. 222-224)
  42. Another Story (p. 225-228)
  43. Old Story (p. 229-232)
  44. Another Story (p. 233-237)
  45. Another Story about a Token of a Death (p. 238-242)
  46. Riddles or Guesses (p. 243-244)
Origin information
Eslinbridge, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 218, p. 1-244)
Folklore--Ireland--Leitrim (County)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Gobán Saor (Legendary character)   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Mermaids   linked data (lcsh)
Brigands and robbers   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
School location
EslinbridgeDroichead na hEislinneEslinbridgeMohillMohillLeitrim
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0218/1

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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