Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cloonarrow (school) (Cloonarragh, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Eibhlín Ní Mhaidín.

Original reference: 0242/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Hidden Treasure in My Neighbourhood (p. 449)
  2. Hidden Treasure in My District (p. 450-451)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 452-455)
  4. Local Heroes (p. 456-459)
  5. Local Happenings (p. 460-464)
  6. Severe Weather (p. 465-467)
  7. Local Old Schools (p. 468-470)
  8. Crafts (p. 471-473)
  9. Marriage Customs (p. 474-475)
  10. Penal Times (p. 476-477)
  11. Bird-Lore (p. 478-479)
  12. Local Cures (p. 480-481)
  13. Homemade Toys (p. 482-483)
  14. Lore of Certain Days (p. 483-485)
  15. Care of the Feet (p. 485-486)
  16. Old Schools (p. 486-488)
  17. Fairy Forts (p. 488-489)
  18. Bread (p. 490-491)
  19. Old Houses (p. 491-492)
  20. Local Fairs (p. 493)
  21. Local Ruins (p. 494)
  22. Leprechaun or Mermaid (p. 495-496)
  23. Big Storm (p. 496-498)
  24. Big Wind (p. 499)
  25. Churning (p. 500-501)
  26. Travelling Folk (p. 502-503)
  27. Old Graveyards (p. 503-505)
  28. I gathered the following sayings about the seasons. (p. 505-510)
  29. Food in Olden Times (p. 510-512)
  30. Festival Customs (p. 512-515)
  31. Old Customs on Halloween (p. 516-517)
  32. Proverbs (p. 518)
Origin information
Cloonarragh, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 242, p. 449a-518)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CloonarraghCluain ArachCloonarraghTibohineFrenchparkRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0242/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Roscommon 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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