Teampull Dubhglaise

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Teampull Dubhglaise (school) (Drumbologe, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán C. Ó Dómhnaill.

Original reference: 1083/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Hidden Gold (p. 115)
  2. Names of Places (p. 115)
  3. Short Funny Stories (p. 115-116)
  4. About the Fairies (p. 116-118)
  5. Guesses (p. 119)
  6. Proverbs (p. 119-120)
  7. Cures (p. 120-122)
  8. Signs of Weather (p. 122-123)
  9. Lucky and Unlucky Things (p. 123-124)
  10. Ghost Stories (p. 125)
  11. Old Dwellings (p. 125)
  12. On Mayeve if you pull a piece of yarrow and say the following verse and put the yarrow under your pillow that night, you will dream of your future wife or husband. (p. 126)
  13. Underground Cave (p. 126-127)
  14. Old Story (p. 127-128)
  15. Fairy Story (p. 128-129)
  16. Fairy Story (p. 129-130)
  17. True Story of Columcille (p. 130-131)
  18. Superstitions (p. 131-132)
  19. Dreams (p. 132)
  20. Sayings about a Wedding (p. 132)
  21. Cures (p. 132-133)
  22. Cures (p. 133-134)
  23. Old Sayings (p. 134)
  24. Guess (p. 134)
  25. Signs of Death (p. 134-135)
  26. "Willo the Wisp" is supposed to be seen in Doyne's Moss near to where I live. (p. 134)
  27. Customs (p. 135-136)
  28. Fairy Story (p. 136)
  29. In our hill last year in a hollow a fairy horn was found when cutting fir. (p. 136)
  30. In cnoc a tighe you can see the track of Colm Cille's knee and down at Churchill Station you can see the track of his foot in a rock. (p. 136)
  31. Old Sayings (p. 137)
  32. Old Customs (p. 137-138)
  33. One night a drunk man was coming along the road he fell into a "lint" dam. (p. 137)
  34. If you were up in the top of Gregory and had spy glasses you could see the Tower of Derry and several other places of note. (p. 137)
  35. Story (p. 138-139)
  36. Gartan Clay (p. 140)
  37. Fairy Stories (p. 141)
  38. There was a man one time who lived near my father's wood. One day he went into the wood to cut fine wood and he saw a fairy. (p. 141-142)
  39. A little fairy woman with a wee red cloak on her appeared one time. (p. 142-143)
  40. St Colmcille's Footprints (p. 143-144)
  41. Cures (p. 145)
  42. Holy Well (p. 145)
  43. Holy Well (p. 145-146)
  44. Cures (p. 146-147)
  45. Poetry about Candlesmas Day (p. 147)
  46. Winter Tales - Sad Tales (p. 147-148)
  47. Poetry (p. 148-149)
  48. There is an old saying - ¶ Yet I think that ghost stories ¶ Always will be the favourites by the winter fire. (p. 149)
  49. Poetry (p. 149-150)
  50. Old Sayings (p. 150)
  51. Edward McDaid was cutting turf on Charlie McDaid's bog of Drucklish. (p. 151)
  52. The cure for warts is to wash your hands in water that lies in a rack. (p. 151)
  53. Once upon a time there was a man who had a sick cow. (p. 151)
  54. In Rathdonell house there was a man who lived there, his name was Staffard. (p. 152)
  55. There is a giant's grave in James McKay's wood, and there is an "Altar" stone in it too. (p. 152)
  56. Fairies were numerous in Carrick about 80 years ago, they had great power at that time. (p. 152-153)
  57. Collection of Folklore - Cures (p. 154)
  58. Guesses (p. 155)
  59. Old Sayings (p. 156-157)
  60. Customs (p. 158)
  61. Story of Colm-Cille (p. 159)
  62. There was a man named Charlie Doherty of Fahykeen near to where I live who found a Mass bell in the bog. (p. 160)
  63. Old Sayings (p. 160)
  64. Signs (p. 160)
  65. There was a man living in Breenagh called "Paddy Black". He was a mason. (p. 160-161)
  66. Andrew Long of Cruckra was a decree an and a process-server. (p. 162)
  67. Song - How James Daly and His Comrade Were Wrongly Condemned (p. 162-164)
  68. There is a Poney's Skin in John Herron's hill and it is supposed to be full of Gold. (p. 164-165)
  69. There are Graves in John Herron's hill too, when the people were digging the ground for crops they saw human bones. (p. 165)
  70. There is a well above the "New Mills" on the middle of a Hill. (p. 165)
  71. Once upon a time there was a man and he went to the well and took in a bucket of water and put it in the pot, to boil potatoes for the dinner. (p. 165-166)
  72. Over at Fintown lough there lived in this side of the lough a brother and sister. (p. 166-167)
  73. There was a man going to the fair of Kilmacrenn one time, and as he was going along the road he met a black pig. (p. 167)
  74. Old Sayings (p. 167-168)
  75. Story (p. 168-169)
  76. Once upon a time there was a young girl who hit a man with a spade and killed him. (p. 169)
  77. There was a man one time and he had seven children. They were very poor and the man didn't want to see them dying. (p. 169-171)
  78. Story (p. 172)
  79. Story (p. 172-173)
  80. Story (p. 173-174)
  81. Good Luck (p. 174)
  82. Bad Luck (p. 174)
  83. Signs of the Weather (p. 174-175)
  84. Story (p. 176)
  85. Old Story (p. 177-178)
  86. Oisin was going about a poor wee man and St Patrick's maid was going for a bucket of water. (p. 178-179)
  87. Story (p. 179-180)
  88. Story (p. 180-181)
  89. Story (p. 181)
  90. Ghost Stories (p. 182)
  91. Story (p. 182-183)
  92. True Story (p. 183-184)
  93. Fairy Stories (p. 184-185)
  94. True Story (p. 185-186)
  95. True Story (p. 186)
  96. True Story (p. 186-187)
  97. Story (p. 188-190)
  98. There is a rock on Edward Hunter's Hill which the priest and Bishop blessed. (p. 191-192)
  99. Folklore (p. 193)
  100. Story (p. 193-194)
  101. Ghost Story (p. 194-195)
  102. Story (p. 195)
  103. Ghost Story (p. 195-196)
  104. Story (p. 196-197)
  105. Folklore (p. 198-200)
  106. Story (p. 200-201)
  107. Funny Story (p. 201)
  108. Story (p. 201-202)
  109. Story (p. 202-204)
  110. Story (p. 204-205)
  111. Story (p. 205-208)
  112. Story (p. 208-209)
  113. Story (p. 209-210)
  114. Story (p. 210-211)
  115. Story (p. 211-212)
  116. Dreams (p. 213)
  117. Story (p. 214)
  118. When you see the new moon you should say: ¶ I see the new moon ¶ And the new moon sees me ¶ God bless the new moon ¶ And God bless me. (p. 214)
  119. Guesses (p. 215)
  120. Cures (p. 216-217)
  121. Ancient Stories (p. 217-219)
  122. True Story (p. 220)
  123. Story (p. 221-223)
  124. Story (p. 223-224)
  125. Story (p. 225-226)
  126. Story (p. 226-231)
  127. It is said that St Colmcille was coming along the road one day. He met a man with salmon which he caught in Gartan lake. (p. 231-232)
  128. Gartan - Turas (p. 232-233)
  129. Fairy Story (p. 233-235)
  130. Fairy Story (p. 236)
  131. It is said that if you are out on a hill and that you "wander" and can't find your way, it is a good plan to take off your coat and turn it outside in. (p. 236)
  132. There were two people going to a wake in the Blown Rock one night. (p. 237)
  133. There is a Bungalow in Glen Swilly, and in a room of it there are blood-marks on the floor. (p. 237)
  134. On a rocj on the hill behind Tullyhullion, there is a crow's foot carved. (p. 238)
  135. It is unlucky to throw out water in which you have washed your feet, unless you put a pin in it. (p. 238)
  136. The following is a rhyme showing what day is the best to be married on. (p. 238-239)
  137. True Story (p. 239-242)
  138. Long ago the Irish people used wicker-work coops for potatoes. (p. 243)
  139. There was an old woman in Tullyhullion out herding cows one day, and a little hare came and ran in under a cow and looked up at her udder. (p. 243)
  140. Elf-Shot and the Cure for it (p. 243-245)
  141. Battle of Sprigburn (p. 245-246)
  142. A "piggin" was a round vessel for milk. It was also used for butter. (p. 246)
  143. There was an old man called Neil McDaid going along the Tullyhullion road one day, and he met a whole crowd of fairies, and each one of them called, "How are you, Neil?" (p. 247)
  144. There is a certain weed in lonely dark places. If you cut your finger, and pull a piece of this weed and chew it and put it on the cut, it will stop bleeding. (p. 247)
  145. True Story (p. 248)
  146. Rhymes (p. 249-250)
  147. Fairy Stories (p. 250-251)
  148. Proverbs (p. 251-252)
  149. Guesses (p. 252-253)
  150. Ghost Stories (p. 253)
  151. Ghost Stories (p. 253-254)
  152. Ghost Stories (p. 254-255)
  153. Ghost Stories (p. 255)
  154. Old Customs (p. 256)
  155. it is said that if you catch a weasel and kill it and make a purse of its skin, you will never be without money. (p. 256-257)
  156. Story (p. 258-260)
  157. About twenty years ago an old man got married to a young girl of eighteen. The next morning after the marriage she got up to make ready the breakfast. (p. 260-261)
  158. Once upon a time four men were stilling on Derry-veigh mountains which was known at that time as Mrs Adair's estate. (p. 261-263)
  159. Making Oaten Bread (p. 264)
  160. Rock Fair (p. 265)
  161. Sowens (p. 266)
  162. Funny Story (p. 267)
  163. Cures (p. 267)
  164. Signs of the Weather (p. 268)
  165. Cures (p. 268-269)
  166. Old Saying (p. 269-270)
  167. Unlucky and Lucky Things (p. 270)
  168. Rhyme about Magpies (p. 270)
  169. Potato Bread (p. 271-272)
  170. How Beastings are Made (p. 273-274)
  171. Folklore (p. 274-275)
Origin information
Drumbologe, Co. Donegal
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Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1083, p. 114-275)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
local legends   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Columba, Saint, 521-597   linked data (viaf)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Warts   linked data (lcsh)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
belief   linked data (afset)
Hemorrhage   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
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School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1083/4

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"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.
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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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