Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Cillín (school) (Killin, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Mac Eachlainn.

Original reference: 1036/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Folklore about the Weather (p. 209-211)
  2. Churning (p. 212-213)
  3. My Native Townland (p. 214-215)
  4. Hidden Crocks of Gold (p. 216-217)
  5. Prayers (p. 218)
  6. Toys and Pastimes (p. 219)
  7. Riddles (p. 220-222)
  8. Herbs (p. 223)
  9. Without title (p. 223-224)
  10. Landlord (p. 225-226)
  11. Time of the Penal Laws (p. 227-228)
  12. Potatoes (p. 229-230)
  13. Bad Times (1846-1847) (p. 231-232)
  14. Distress (Hardship) (p. 233-234)
  15. Marriages (p. 235-236)
  16. Place Names (p. 237-238)
  17. Roads of the District (p. 239-240)
  18. Clothes (p. 241-243)
  19. Cures (Remedies) (p. 244-245)
  20. Care of the Feet (p. 246-247)
  21. Storm (p. 248-249)
  22. Old Trades (p. 250-251)
  23. Poets (p. 253-254)
  24. Funny Story (p. 255)
  25. Beggars (p. 256-257)
  26. Blessed Wells (p. 258-259)
  27. Games (p. 260-261)
  28. Púca of Killian (p. 262-264)
  29. Storm (p. 265)
  30. Raths and Lisses (p. 266)
  31. Food of Olden Times (p. 267-268)
  32. Farm Animals (p. 269-270)
  33. Houses of Long Ago (p. 271-273)
  34. Giants and Hags (p. 274-276)
  35. Wild Animals (p. 277-278)
  36. Fairs of this District (p. 279-280)
  37. Bread (p. 281-282)
  38. Old Ruins (p. 283)
  39. Old Graveyards (p. 284)
  40. Historic Tradition (p. 285-286)
  41. Unearthly Animals (p. 287-288)
  42. Buying and Selling (p. 289)
  43. Leprechauns and Mermaids (p. 290-291)
Origin information
Killin, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1036, p. 208-291)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1036/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Donegal 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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