Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Carniska (school) (Carrownaskeagh, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Richard Healy.

Original reference: 0253/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Proverbs (p. 001d-005)
  2. Proverbs (p. 006-011)
  3. Proverbs (p. 012-013)
  4. Clothes (p. 016-017)
  5. Food (p. 020)
  6. Food - Brochán Bán (p. 021)
  7. Food - Sounds or Sheerins (p. 022-023)
  8. Food - Flummery (p. 024)
  9. Grám Brih (p. 024)
  10. Lisonuffy Graveyard (p. 027)
  11. Fenians (p. 028)
  12. Meeting Place (p. 030-031)
  13. Hunting (p. 033-034)
  14. Fairies (p. 036-043)
  15. Old Stories (p. 044-052)
  16. Old Stories (p. 053)
  17. Johnny Welsh Dance (p. 054-057)
  18. Local Forge (p. 058-059)
  19. Old Houses (p. 060-062)
  20. Bread (p. 063)
  21. Bread (p. 064)
  22. Prayers (p. 065)
  23. Prayers (p. 066)
  24. Prayers (p. 067)
  25. Prayers (p. 068)
  26. Prayers (p. 069)
  27. Prayers (p. 070-071)
  28. Prayers (p. 072)
  29. Riddles (p. 075-080)
  30. Weather-Lore (p. 081-082)
  31. Fairy Forts (p. 084-087)
  32. Long ago there lived a tailor and he was not contented at his trade. (p. 089-091)
  33. Weeds (p. 092-093)
  34. Potatoes (p. 096-110)
  35. Old Stories (p. 112-118)
  36. Old Stories (p. 118-119)
  37. St Stephen's Day (p. 120-121)
  38. May Day (p. 123-124)
  39. Halloween (p. 125-126)
  40. Local Heroes (p. 127-128)
  41. Hedge-Schools (p. 129-130)
  42. St Patrick's Day (p. 131)
  43. Twelfth Night (p. 132-133)
  44. Cow-Houses (p. 134-136)
  45. Migratory Birds (p. 137-141)
  46. St Bridget's Cross (p. 142)
  47. Once upon a time there was a great spring well that used to supply the whole village with water.... (p. 143-144)
  48. Tommy Hopkins was a fair man who assisted Pat King at the great big fairs of Strokestown. (p. 144-146)
  49. Feet (p. 147)
  50. Local Place Names (p. 148-152)
  51. Rhyme (p. 153-155)
Origin information
Carrownaskeagh, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 253, p. 1a-155)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Epiphany   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CarrownaskeaghCeathrú na SceachCarrownaskeaghCloonfinloughRoscommonRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0253/1

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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