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Caisleán an Fhrinnsigh

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Caisleán an Fhrinnsigh (school) (Castle Ffrench, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Micheál Mac Shiúrtáin.

Original reference: 0044/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 0002-0003)
  2. Funny Story (p. 0004-0005)
  3. Riddles (p. 0006-0007)
  4. Weather-Lore (p. 0008-0009)
  5. Local Heroes (p. 0010-0011)
  6. Local Drowning (p. 0012-0013)
  7. Severe Weather (p. 0014-0015)
  8. Old Schools (p. 0016-0017)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 0018-0019)
  10. Local Marriage Customs (p. 0020)
  11. In the Penal Times (p. 0021-0022)
  12. Local Place Names (p. 0023-0024)
  13. Bird-Lore (p. 0025-0026)
  14. Local Cures (p. 0027-0028)
  15. Homemade Toys (p. 0029-0030)
  16. Lore of Certain Days (p. 0031-0032)
  17. Travelling Folk (p. 0033-0034)
  18. Fairy Forts (p. 0035-0036)
  19. Famine Times (p. 0037-0038)
  20. Games I Play (p. 0039-0040)
  21. Local Roads (p. 0041-0042)
  22. Our Holy Wells (p. 0043-0044)
  23. Potato Crop (p. 0045-0046)
  24. Proverbs (p. 0047-0048)
  25. Festival Customs (p. 0049-0050)
  26. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 0051-0052)
  27. Churning (p. 0053-0054)
  28. Care of the Feet (p. 0055-0056)
  29. Local Forge (p. 0057-0058)
  30. Clothes Made Locally (p. 0059)
  31. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 0060-0061)
  32. Local Patron Saint (p. 0062)
  33. Local Fairs (p. 0063-0064)
  34. Food in Olden Times (p. 0065)
  35. Football Match (p. 0066)
  36. Old Story (p. 0067-0068)
  37. Old Irish Tales (p. 0069-0070)
  38. Local Monuments (p. 0071-0072)
  39. Buying and Selling (p. 0073-0074)
  40. Old Houses (p. 0075-0076)
  41. Leprechaun or Mermaid (p. 0077-0078)
  42. Local Ruins (p. 0079-0081)
  43. Strange Animals (p. 0080-0082)
  44. Religious Stories (p. 0083-0085)
  45. Historical Tradition (p. 0086-0088)
  46. Old Graveyards (p. 0087-0089)
  47. Collection of Prayers (p. 0091-0092)
Origin information
Castle Ffrench, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 44, p. 1-92)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Castle FfrenchAn ClocharCastle FfrenchKillosolanKilconnellGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0044/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway 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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