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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Bullach (school) (Castlerea, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire Ní Fhlannagáin.

Original reference: 0244/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Holy Well at Cill Mogue (p. 001-003)
  2. St Caolainn's Holy Well (p. 004-005)
  3. Hidden Treasures (p. 006-008)
  4. Churning (p. 009-010)
  5. Landlord (p. 011)
  6. Landlord (p. 012-013)
  7. Local Marriage Customs (p. 014-016)
  8. Superstitions about People (p. 017-018)
  9. Supersitions about Animals (p. 019-021)
  10. Cures (p. 022-024)
  11. Superstitions about Birds (p. 025-026)
  12. Weather-Lore (p. 027-028)
  13. Severe Weather (p. 029-030)
  14. Old Crafts (p. 031-033)
  15. Kinds of Bread Made in Olden Times (p. 034-035)
  16. Local Superstitions (p. 036-039)
  17. Houses in Olden Times (p. 040-041)
  18. Food in Olden Times (p. 042-044)
  19. Local Place Traditions (p. 045-046)
  20. Wake and Funeral Customs (p. 047-049)
  21. Graveyards (p. 050-051)
  22. Baslick Graveyard (p. 052-053)
  23. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 054-056)
  24. Tully Hill (p. 057-060)
  25. Collection of Prayers (p. 061-062)
Origin information
Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 244, p. 1a-62)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CastlereaAn Caisleán RiabhachCastlereaKilkeevinCastlereaghRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0244/1

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.

Rights & Usage Conditions

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Bullach is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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