Carraigín Rua

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Carraigín Rua (school) (Carrigeenroe, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Sceamhantún.

Original reference: 0235/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Funny Story (p. 003a)
  2. Funny Story (p. 004a)
  3. Funny Story (p. 005a-06a)
  4. Funny Story (p. 06a-07a)
  5. Riddles (p. 08a-09a)
  6. Riddles (p. 10a-11a)
  7. Riddles (p. 12a-13a)
  8. Riddles (p. 14a-16a)
  9. Riddles (p. 17a-19a)
  10. Weather-Lore (p. 20a-21a)
  11. Local Accidents (p. 21a-22a)
  12. Local Happenings (p. 23a)
  13. Local Happenings (p. 24a)
  14. Local Heroes (p. 25a)
  15. Local Heroes (p. 26a)
  16. Local Heroes (p. 27a)
  17. Local Happening (p. 28a)
  18. Local Song (p. 29a-31a)
  19. Folklore (p. 32a)
  20. Night of the Big Wind (p. 33a)
  21. Heavy Snowfall (p. 34a)
  22. Hedge-Schools (p. 35a)
  23. Local Marriage Customs (p. 36a)
  24. Local Happening (p. 37a-38a)
  25. Local Happening (p. 39a-40a)
  26. Occurrence in the Penal Days (p. 41a-42a)
  27. Local Song (p. 43a-45a)
  28. Mikie Sweeney of Annagh used to like to play tricks on people. (p. 46a)
  29. Local Heroes (p. 47a)
  30. Weather-Lore (p. 48a)
  31. Old School (p. 49a)
  32. Hedge-Schools (p. 50a)
  33. Old Crafts (p. 51a)
  34. Riddles (p. 52a-54a)
  35. Funny Story (p. 55a-56a)
  36. Funny Story (p. 57a)
  37. Riddles (p. 58a-59a)
Origin information
Carrigeenroe, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 235, p. 1a-59a)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CarrigeenroeCarraigín RuaCarrigeenroeBoyleBoyleRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0235/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Roscommon 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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