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Ráth Séideóg

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ráth Séideóg (school) (Rashedoge, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Brighid Ní Dhomhnaill.

Original reference: 1104/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Without title (p. 19)
  2. Without title (p. 19)
  3. Without title (p. 19-20)
  4. Stubble Moon (p. 21-23)
  5. My Childhood's Happy Home (p. 24-25)
  6. Biddy's Answer (p. 26-27)
  7. Without title (p. 28)
  8. Without title (p. 28)
  9. Without title (p. 28-29)
  10. Without title (p. 30-31)
  11. Stories of Colm Cille (p. 32-33)
  12. Story (p. 34)
  13. Story (p. 34-35)
  14. Without title (p. 36)
  15. St Colm Cille (p. 36)
  16. Story (p. 36-37)
  17. Story (p. 37-38)
  18. Without title (p. 39-41)
  19. Hills of Donegal (p. 43-45)
  20. Banks of Finn (p. 45-47)
  21. Without title (p. 48)
  22. Give Him Welcome (p. 50-52)
  23. Blight (p. 53-55)
  24. Poet of Glenswilly (p. 56-57)
  25. Why I'm Sad (p. 59-61)
  26. Bí Do Thost (p. 61-63)
  27. Exodus (p. 64-66)
  28. Beastings (p. 67)
  29. Old Fair of Sraith Séideoige (p. 67-68)
  30. Some Local Industries (p. 68-69)
  31. Old Customs (p. 69-70)
  32. Sowens (p. 70-71)
  33. Old Customs (p. 72-73)
  34. Old Customs (p. 75)
  35. Without title (p. 76)
  36. Without title (p. 76)
  37. Blight (p. 77-79)
  38. Dreams (p. 80)
  39. Story (p. 81)
  40. When you see the new moon you should say. ¶ I see the new moon ¶ And the new moon see's me (p. 81)
  41. Whatever you have in your hand when you see the new moon first; you will have plenty of that before the next new moon comes. (p. 81)
  42. Guesses (p. 82)
  43. Cures (p. 83)
  44. Colm Cille prophecied that there would be a Battle fought in a field called (Drowlin) which is in Drimacanoo... (p. 84)
  45. There is a story told that a man was digging in a hill and he found a pot of gold. (p. 84)
  46. There is a man the name of James Harkin living in Tullyhullion. He has found a number of stone instruments in his moss. (p. 84)
  47. Another time while men were cutting turf in a hill called "Greagory" they discovered a crock of butter. (p. 85)
  48. There is a rock in Glenkeeragh called the "Altar Lea" where Mass was said in the Penal Days. (p. 85)
  49. If a cat washed her face it is said to be a sign of rain. (p. 85)
  50. Banshee's wail is a crying which follows some families of people. (p. 85)
  51. There was a man in Fahykeen found a bell while scattering clay in his field. (p. 85)
  52. True Story (p. 85-86)
  53. Holy Wells (p. 87)
  54. Signs of Weather (p. 87-88)
  55. Unlucky and Lucky Things (p. 88-89)
  56. Mass Rocks (p. 89)
  57. Ghost Stories (p. 90)
  58. Old Dwellings (p. 90-91)
  59. Cures (p. 92-93)
  60. Old Story (p. 93-94)
  61. Cures (p. 94)
  62. Old Saying (p. 94-95)
  63. Potato Bread (p. 96)
  64. Cures (p. 97)
  65. Battle of Springburn (p. 98)
  66. John Boyle O'Reilly, Died in Massachusetts August 10 1890 (p. 100-103)
  67. To Father Mc Fadden in Prison (p. 103-106)
  68. Two singers to an early tomb ¶ Did doleful Death ingather ¶ And all the land is set in gloom ¶ For these two dead together. (p. 106-109)
Origin information
Rashedoge, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1104, p. 18-109)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
belief   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Columba, Saint, 521-597   linked data (viaf)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
diviners   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
School location
RashedogeRáth SeideoigeRashedogeConwalRaphoe SouthDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1104/2

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 <>
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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