Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Tighmhanach (school) (Tivannagh, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs E. Jordan.

Original reference: 0234/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 283)
  2. Local Cures (p. 284)
  3. Fairies (p. 285)
  4. Local Place Names (p. 286)
  5. Folklore - Old Houses (p. 287)
  6. Old Local Song (p. 288-289)
  7. Local Monuments (p. 290)
  8. Games We Play (p. 291-292)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 292-293)
  10. Collection of Riddles (p. 294-296)
  11. Local Landlord (p. 297-298)
  12. Churning (p. 298-299)
  13. Old Graveyards (p. 299-300)
  14. Cutting the Turf (p. 300-301)
  15. Historical Places Near the School (p. 301-302)
  16. Hedge-Schools (p. 303)
  17. Local Forge (p. 304)
  18. My Home District (p. 305-306)
  19. Story About a Giant (p. 306-307)
  20. Halloween Customs (p. 307-308)
  21. Our Holy Wells (p. 309-310)
  22. Local Ruins (p. 311)
  23. May Customs (p. 312-313)
  24. Oldest Resident in Tivanagh (p. 313-314)
  25. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 315-316)
  26. Stone Serpents of Ardeash (p. 317)
  27. In Famine Times (p. 318-319)
  28. Boyle Abbey (p. 319-321)
  29. Weather-Lore (p. 321-324)
  30. Local Fairs (p. 325)
  31. Local Stories (p. 326-328)
  32. Clothes Made Locally (p. 329-330)
  33. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 331-334)
  34. Feast Days (p. 334-336)
  35. Town of Boyle (p. 336-339)
  36. Proverbs (p. 340-342)
  37. Severe Weather (p. 343-345)
  38. Haunted House (p. 345-347)
  39. Stories of Leprechauns (p. 347-349)
  40. Bonfire Night (p. 349-350)
  41. Travelling Folk (p. 350-352)
  42. Homemade Toys (p. 352-355)
  43. Historical Event (p. 356-357)
  44. Old Irish Hero (p. 357-358)
  45. Buying and Selling (p. 359-361)
  46. Proverbs (p. 362-364)
  47. Games (p. 365-368)
  48. Shrove-Tide (p. 368-370)
  49. Hidden Treasure (p. 370-373)
  50. St Patrick's Day Customs (p. 373-374)
  51. Halloween Customs (p. 374-376)
  52. Care of our Farm Animals (p. 377-378)
  53. Fairy Treasure in Brislaugh (p. 378-379)
  54. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 380-381)
  55. Pisreoga (p. 381-386)
  56. Threshing (p. 386-388)
  57. Local Places St Patrick Visited (p. 388-390)
  58. Old Customs on Halloween (p. 390-392)
Origin information
Tivannagh, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 234, p. 282-392)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
School location
TivannaghTigh MhanachTivannaghBoyleBoyleRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0234/4

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:47986605>
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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