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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Clooncullaun (school) (Clooncullaan, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Liam Mac Leastair.

Original reference: 0250/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Hedge School (p. 203-204)
  2. Making and Churning (p. 205)
  3. Storms (p. 206)
  4. Christmas Customs (p. 207)
  5. My Home District (p. 208-209)
  6. Old Crafts - Spinning (p. 210-211)
  7. Famine Times (p. 212-213)
  8. Local Fairs (p. 214-215)
  9. Landlord in Old Times (p. 216-217)
  10. Bread (p. 218-219)
  11. Old Houses (p. 220-221)
  12. Local Cures (p. 222-223)
  13. Travelling People (p. 224-225)
  14. Bonfire Night (p. 226-227)
  15. Local Marriage Customs (p. 228-229)
  16. Holy Wells (p. 230-231)
  17. Local Forges (p. 232-233)
  18. Local Place Names (p. 234)
  19. Games (p. 235)
  20. Local Cures (p. 236-237)
  21. Local Preventatives for Cattle Diseases (p. 238)
  22. Natural Caves in District (p. 239-240)
  23. Old Graveyard (p. 241-242)
  24. Old Crafts - Cleeve and Basket-Making (p. 243-244)
  25. Corpse House and Funeral Customs (p. 245-246)
  26. Fairy Forts (p. 247)
  27. Oisín Meets St Patrick at Elphin (p. 248-249)
  28. Tradition about a Well (p. 250-251)
  29. Another Tradition About a Well (p. 252-253)
  30. Belief in Omens Prevalent in District (p. 254)
Origin information
Clooncullaan, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 250, p. 201-254)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
School location
ClooncullaanCluain CoilleáinClooncullaanElphinRoscommonRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0250/3

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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