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

Original reference: 1023/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Local Place Names (p. 042-044)
  2. Local Place Names (p. 045-047)
  3. Proverbs and Local Sayings (p. 048-056)
  4. Riddles (p. 057-067)
  5. Weather-Lore (p. 068-070)
  6. Local Cures - Magherintemple (p. 071-074)
  7. Local Songs - A Sunset at Bunnae (p. 075-079)
  8. Local Songs - The Bunnoe Concert (p. 080-083)
  9. Local Songs - Christmas at Bunnoe (p. 084-088)
  10. Local Songs - The Annalee (p. 089-092)
  11. Local Songs - Pat Rudden's Gate (p. 093-095)
  12. Local Songs - The Parish of Drung (p. 096-097)
  13. Local Songs - A Wedding (p. 098-099)
  14. Famine (p. 101-102)
  15. My Home District (p. 103-104)
  16. Local Landlord (p. 105-106)
  17. Festival Customs (p. 107-109)
  18. Old Schools (p. 110-111)
  19. Old Schools (p. 112-113)
  20. Marriages (p. 114-115)
  21. St Patrick's Well (p. 116-117)
  22. Bird-Lore (p. 118-120)
  23. Bird-Lore (p. 121-122)
  24. Homemade Toys (p. 123-124)
  25. Old Houses (p. 125-126)
  26. My Home District (p. 127-128)
  27. Bread in Olden Times (p. 129-130)
  28. Care of the Feet (p. 131-132)
  29. Hallow Eve (p. 133-134)
  30. Hallow Eve (p. 135-136)
  31. Travelling Folk (p. 137-138)
  32. Stories (p. 139)
  33. Stories (p. 140-141)
  34. Story of a Well (p. 142)
  35. Renard Fort (p. 143)
  36. Fairy Story (p. 144-145)
  37. Fort (p. 146-147)
  38. Games I Play (p. 148-150)
  39. Magherintemple Graveyard (p. 151-155)
  40. Without title (p. 156-158)
Origin information
Magherintemple, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1023, p. 41-158)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1023/2

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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