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De Freyne

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from De Freyne (school) (Portaghard, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Tomás Mac Gionnáin.

Original reference: 0243/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Riddles (p. 143-147)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 149-151)
  3. Hidden Treasure (p. 152-153)
  4. Local Cures (p. 154-156)
  5. Local Proverbs (p. 157-160)
  6. Hidden Treasure (p. 161)
  7. Story of the Holy Family (p. 162-164)
  8. Local Proverbs (p. 165-168)
  9. Landlord (p. 169-170)
  10. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 171-172)
  11. Lepreachan (p. 173)
  12. Old Houses (p. 174)
  13. Buying and Selling (p. 175-176)
  14. Local Proverbs (p. 177-178)
  15. Mary Óg Machree (p. 179-180)
  16. Buying and Selling (p. 181-183)
  17. Local Patron Saint (p. 184-185)
Origin information
Portaghard, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 243, p. 142-185)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
PortaghardAn Portach ArdPortaghardTibohineFrenchparkRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0243/2

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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