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Cnoc (B.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Cnoc (B.) (school) (Knock, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Tomás Ó Riain.

Original reference: 0108/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Marriages (p. 237-241)
  2. Story (p. 243-244)
  3. Hidden Treasure (p. 245)
  4. My Village (p. 246)
  5. Fairs (p. 247-248)
  6. Food in Olden Time (p. 249-250)
  7. Care of the feet (p. 251-252)
  8. Fairs (p. 253-255)
  9. Graveyard (p. 256-257)
  10. Rebellion of 1798 (p. 258-260)
  11. Houses of Olden Times (p. 261-263)
  12. Cures (p. 264-266)
  13. Cures (p. 267-268)
  14. There was an old woman in the parish called Betty Muldoon. (p. 268-269)
  15. Churning (p. 270-273)
  16. Landlords (p. 274)
  17. Without title (p. 274-277)
  18. Blacksmiths (p. 278-280)
  19. Beggars (p. 281-282)
  20. Riddles (p. 283)
  21. Information about the Weather (p. 284-285)
  22. Old Ruins (p. 286-288)
  23. Old Trades and Crafts - Candle-Making (p. 289)
  24. Candle-Making (p. 289)
  25. Candle-Making (p. 289-290)
  26. Soap-Making (p. 291)
  27. Spinning and Weaving (p. 291)
  28. Spinning and Weaving (p. 292)
  29. There was an old woman by the name of Jane McDonald who used to weave thread into blankets and other things. (p. 292)
  30. Thatching (p. 293)
  31. Thatching (p. 293)
  32. Coopering (p. 294)
  33. Nail-Making (p. 294-295)
  34. Storms and Heavy Rains (p. 296-297)
  35. Storms and Heavy Rains (p. 297-298)
  36. Old Schools (p. 299-300)
  37. Old Schools (p. 301-302)
  38. Old Schools (p. 303-304)
  39. Béaloideas - Wild Animals (p. 305-307)
  40. Béaloideas - Homemade Toys (p. 308-309)
  41. Popguns (p. 309-310)
  42. Sling (p. 310-311)
  43. Béaloideas - Lucky and Unlucky Days (p. 312)
  44. Béaloideas - Lucky and Unlucky Days (p. 313)
Origin information
Knock, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 108, p. 236-313)
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
local legends   linked data (afset)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Coopering   linked data (afset)
Nail craft   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KnockCnoc MhuireKnockKnockClanmorrisMayo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0108/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Mayo 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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