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

Original reference: 0257/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Irish Words and Phrases Adopted into the Popular Speech of the Galltacht (p. 315-316)
  2. Villages and Fields Bearing Irish Names (p. 317)
  3. Foods and Drinks Discarded within Living Memory (p. 318)
  4. Weather-Lore (p. 319-320)
  5. My Home District (p. 321-322)
  6. Potato Crop (p. 323-325)
  7. Local Marriage Customs (p. 326-327)
  8. Games I Play (p. 328-331)
  9. Bird-Lore (p. 332-339)
  10. Travelling Folk (p. 340-343)
  11. Farm and Domestic Animals (p. 344-346)
  12. Churning (p. 347-349)
  13. Care of the Feet (p. 350-351)
  14. Local Forge (p. 352-353)
  15. Local Forge (p. 352-353)
  16. Clothes Made Locally (p. 354-355)
  17. Local Fairs (p. 356-357)
  18. Herbs (p. 358-365)
  19. Food in Olden Times (p. 366-368)
  20. Buying and Selling (p. 369-370)
  21. Bread (p. 371-372)
  22. Old Houses (p. 373-374)
  23. Fairy Story (p. 375-379)
  24. Landlord (p. 380-381)
Origin information
Carrowcrin, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 257, p. 314-381)
English  irish  
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CarrowcrinCarrowcrinKilbrideBallintober SouthRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0257/4

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 <>
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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