Baile 'n Tóchair

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Baile 'n Tóchair (school) (Ballintogher, Co. Sligo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Conn Ó Ruairc.

Original reference: 0178/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Sligo schools

  1. Ghost Story (p. 343-345)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 346-347)
  3. Weather Signs (p. 348-349)
  4. Old Marriage Customs (p. 350-351)
  5. Old Place Names (p. 352-354)
  6. Churning (p. 355)
  7. Herbs and Weeds (p. 356-357)
  8. Irish Birds (p. 358-360)
  9. Candle-Making (p. 361-362)
  10. Treasure (p. 363)
  11. Old Houses (p. 364-365)
  12. Fairies (p. 366-367)
  13. rolled up and flattened out and left before the fire on a metal or iron stand called a "Griddle". (p. 369)
  14. Riddles (p. 370)
  15. Games (p. 371-373)
  16. Clothes Made Locally (p. 374-375)
  17. Ghost Story (p. 376-377)
  18. Snowstorm (p. 378)
  19. Riddles (p. 379)
  20. Marriage Customs (p. 380-382)
  21. Proverbs (p. 383)
  22. Potato Crop (p. 384-385)
  23. Bird-Lore (p. 386-387)
  24. Number of Local Cures (p. 388-389)
  25. Old Customs which Are Still Preserved (p. 390-391)
  26. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 392-393)
  27. Old Schools (p. 394)
  28. Day of the Straws (p. 395-396)
  29. Story (p. 397-398)
  30. Cartronhugh Coal (p. 399-402)
Origin information
Ballintogher, Co. Sligo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 178, p. 342-402)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallintogherBaile an TóchairBallintogherKillerryTirerrillSligo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0178/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Sligo 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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