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St Oran's, Buncrana

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from St Oran's, Buncrana (school) (Buncrana, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Mac Éibhir.

Original reference: 1111/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. There was a man herding his cow on a hill and the fairies wanted the cow. (p. 213)
  2. There was a fairy who lived in Kinnego about 90 years ago, who was giving people gifts. (p. 213-214)
  3. There was a man one time. He was very poor. He had three daughters. (p. 214-219)
  4. A story a story I'll tell you just now. It's of a poor man and he had one cow. (p. 219-221)
  5. Once upon a time a man had a hump on his back and one day he was herding cows in a field near where the fairies stayed. (p. 222)
  6. Once upon a time a fairy came to a house beside a hill. (p. 222-223)
  7. A long time ago there were fairies in this country and a woman took a rod off a tree beside their rocks. (p. 224)
  8. Once upon a time a man saw a fairy and he said to himself that this fairy knew where a pot of gold was hidden. (p. 224-225)
  9. Once upon a time there was a widow woman and her son living in a house. (p. 225-227)
  10. Drimloc Fair (p. 228-229)
  11. Riddles (p. 229-231)
  12. There was a crock of gold supposed to be hidden in a field in Sleadrin. (p. 231-232)
  13. There is a cave near our house in Keelogs, townland of Gortiarrigan, Buncrana, and in olden times the people thought the fairies lived in it. (p. 232-233)
  14. The fairies were in this part of the country about sixty seven years ago. (p. 233-234)
  15. There is a well on "Snieve Snacht" called the holy well. (p. 234-235)
  16. There was a man who took a rod off a fairy tree. (p. 236)
  17. A long time ago there was a well in Shandrim and one day when the people went down for water the well was dirty. (p. 236)
  18. There was a man one time and he was going to build a house. (p. 237)
  19. Song of the Humped Hypocrite that Serves on Jolly Hill (p. 237-239)
  20. Festival Customs (p. 239-240)
  21. Festival Customs (p. 240)
  22. Festival Customs (p. 240-241)
  23. Animals (p. 242)
  24. Animals (p. 242)
  25. Animals (p. 242-243)
  26. Animals (p. 244)
  27. Animals (p. 244)
  28. Animals (p. 244-245)
  29. Animals (p. 245-246)
  30. Many years ago there was a priest named Rev James Hegarty living in the townland of Gortiarrigan Buncrana. (p. 246)
  31. There was a man and he went out to plough. He heard great singing and when he came to the place where the sound was the horse ran away. (p. 246)
  32. There was a man one time. He was very poor and he had no sheep. (p. 247)
  33. There is a fairy fort down on Claggan near Ballinary, Buncrana. (p. 247-248)
  34. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 248-249)
  35. Animals (p. 249-250)
  36. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 250-251)
  37. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 251)
  38. Games (p. 251-252)
  39. Games (p. 252-253)
  40. Games (p. 253-254)
  41. Games (p. 254-255)
  42. Games (p. 255-256)
  43. Travelling Folk (p. 256-257)
  44. Weather-Lore (p. 257)
  45. Weather-Lore (p. 257-258)
  46. Weather-Lore (p. 258-259)
  47. Weather-Lore (p. 259)
  48. Weather-Lore (p. 259-260)
  49. Herbs (p. 260-261)
  50. Herbs (p. 261)
  51. Herbs (p. 261-262)
  52. Herbs (p. 262-263)
  53. Herbs (p. 263)
  54. Lore of Certain Days (p. 263)
  55. Lore of Certain Days (p. 263-264)
  56. Lore of Certain Days (p. 264-265)
  57. Lore of Certain Days (p. 265)
  58. My Home District (p. 265-266)
  59. My Home District (p. 266-267)
  60. My Home District (p. 267-268)
  61. My Home District (p. 268-269)
  62. My Home District (p. 269-270)
  63. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 270-271)
  64. My Home District (p. 271)
  65. My Home District (p. 271-272)
  66. My Home District (p. 272-273)
  67. Local Cures (p. 273)
  68. Local Cures (p. 274)
  69. Local Cures (p. 274)
  70. Local Cures (p. 274-275)
  71. Care of the Feet (p. 275-276)
  72. Care of the Feet (p. 276)
  73. Care of the Feet (p. 276-277)
  74. Care of the Feet (p. 277-278)
  75. Care of the Feet (p. 278)
  76. Local Marriage Customs (p. 278-279)
  77. Local Marriage Customs (p. 279-280)
  78. Local Marriage Customs (p. 280)
  79. Local Marriage Customs (p. 280-281)
  80. Churning (p. 281-282)
  81. Old Schools (p. 282-284)
  82. Old Schools (p. 284-285)
  83. Homemade Toys (p. 285)
  84. Homemade Toys (p. 285-286)
  85. Homemade Toys (p. 286-287)
  86. Homemade Toys (p. 287)
  87. Local Place Names (p. 287-288)
  88. Local Place Names (p. 288-289)
  89. Local Place Names (p. 289-290)
  90. Local Place Names (p. 290-291)
  91. Local Place Names (p. 291-292)
  92. Festival Customs (p. 292-293)
  93. Festival Customs (p. 293)
  94. Festival Customs (p. 293-294)
  95. Buying and Selling (p. 294-295)
  96. Buying and Selling (p. 295)
  97. Buying and Selling (p. 295-296)
  98. Hidden Treasure (p. 296-297)
  99. Hidden Treasure (p. 297)
  100. Hidden Treasure (p. 297)
  101. Hidden Treasure (p. 297-298)
  102. Food in Olden Times (p. 298-299)
  103. Food in Olden Times (p. 299)
  104. Food in Olden Times (p. 299-300)
  105. Food in Olden Times (p. 300-301)
  106. Bread (p. 301-302)
  107. Bread (p. 302-303)
  108. Bread (p. 303)
  109. Local Fairs (p. 303-304)
  110. Local Fairs (p. 304-305)
  111. Local Fairs (p. 305)
  112. Local Fairs (p. 305-306)
  113. Old Houses (p. 306-307)
  114. Old Houses (p. 307-308)
  115. Old Houses (p. 308-310)
  116. Old Houses (p. 310-311)
  117. Landlord (p. 311-312)
  118. Landlord (p. 312-313)
  119. Landlord (p. 313)
  120. Landlord (p. 313-314)
  121. Old Crafts (p. 314-315)
  122. Old Crafts (p. 315-317)
  123. Local Roads (p. 317-318)
  124. Local Roads (p. 318-319)
  125. Local Roads (p. 319-320)
  126. Local Roads (p. 320-321)
  127. Bird-Lore (p. 321-322)
  128. Bird-Lore (p. 322-323)
  129. Bird-Lore (p. 323-324)
  130. Bird-Lore (p. 324-325)
  131. Local Heroes (p. 325-326)
  132. Local Heroes (p. 326)
  133. Local Heroes (p. 326-327)
  134. Local Heroes (p. 327-328)
  135. Potato Crop (p. 328-329)
  136. Potato Crop (p. 329-330)
  137. Potato Crop (p. 330-331)
  138. Potato Crop (p. 331-332)
  139. Local Monuments (p. 332-333)
  140. Local Monuments (p. 333-334)
  141. Local Monuments (p. 334-336)
  142. Famine Times (p. 336-337)
  143. Famine Times (p. 337-338)
  144. Prayers (p. 338-339)
  145. Prayers (p. 339-340)
  146. Prayers (p. 340-341)
  147. Prayers (p. 341-342)
  148. Historic Tradition (p. 342-343)
  149. Historic Tradition (p. 343-344)
  150. Fairy Forts (p. 344-345)
  151. Fairy Forts (p. 345-346)
  152. Giants and Warriors (p. 346-347)
  153. Giants and Warriors (p. 347-348)
  154. Severe Weather (p. 349)
  155. Penal Days (p. 349-350)
  156. Local Poets (p. 350-351)
  157. Local Poets (p. 351)
  158. Holy Wells (p. 351-352)
  159. Holy Wells (p. 352-353)
  160. Holy Wells (p. 353)
  161. Local Happenings (p. 354)
  162. Local Happenings (p. 354-355)
  163. Local Forge (p. 355-356)
  164. Local Forge (p. 356)
  165. Old Graveyards (p. 356-357)
  166. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 357-358)
  167. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 358-359)
  168. Local Ruins (p. 359-360)
  169. Clothes Made Locally (p. 360-362)
Origin information
Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1111, p. 213a-362)
Languages
English  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Weather--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Food--Folklore
Bread--Folklore
Dwellings--Folklore
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Birds--Folklore
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Giants--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Poverty--Ireland
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BuncranaBun CrannchaBuncranaFahan LowerInishowen WestDonegal
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4493758
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1111/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Donegal schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:44937585>
Funding
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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