Port Omna (B)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Port Omna (B) (school) (Portumna, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Ó Broin.

Original reference: 0057/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Portumna Abbey (p. 0099-0103)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 0104-0105)
  3. Hidden Treasure (p. 0105-0106)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 0106)
  5. Famine Times (p. 0107-0109)
  6. Old Story (p. 0110-0113)
  7. Village Tailor (p. 0114-0115)
  8. Proverbs (p. 0116-0117)
  9. Mary Eva Kelly (p. 0118-0120)
  10. Herbs (p. 0121-0128)
  11. Local Happenings (p. 0129)
  12. Local Happenings (p. 0130-0131)
  13. Potato Crop (p. 0132-0133)
  14. Local Happenings (p. 0134)
  15. Local Happenings (p. 0135)
  16. Story (p. 0136-0137)
  17. Local Happening (p. 0138)
  18. Story (p. 0139-0140)
  19. Local Cures (p. 0141-0142)
  20. Local Cures (p. 0143)
  21. Local Fairs (p. 0144-0146)
  22. Local Forge (p. 0147-0149)
  23. Bloody Bridge (p. 0150-0151)
  24. Romance of the Fisherman's Daughter (p. 0152-0155)
  25. Graveyards (p. 0156-0159)
  26. Story (p. 0160-0161)
  27. Riddles (p. 0162-0167)
  28. Local Landlord (p. 0168-0172)
  29. Local Marriages (p. 0173-0176)
  30. My Home District (p. 0177-0178)
  31. Hedge-Schools (p. 0179-0181)
  32. Fenians (p. 0182-0183)
  33. Old Crafts (p. 0184-0186)
  34. Holy Wells (p. 0187-0188)
  35. Clothes Made Locally (p. 0189-0190)
  36. Bird-Lore (p. 0191-0192)
  37. Travelling Folks (p. 0193)
  38. House Burning (p. 0194)
  39. Local Drownings (p. 0195)
  40. Bread-Making (p. 0196-0198)
  41. Churning (p. 0199-0200)
  42. Fairy Forts (p. 0201-0202)
  43. Local Heroes (p. 0203-0205)
  44. Homemade Toys (p. 0206-0208)
  45. Historical Tradition (p. 0209-0210)
  46. Old Houses (p. 0211-0212)
  47. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 0213-0214)
Origin information
Portumna, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 57, p. 97-214)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Fenians   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
School location
PortumnaPort OmnaPortumnaLickmolassyLongfordGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0057/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway schools," held by the National Folklore Collection UCD. © Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:45833395>
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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