Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Glassalts (school) (Glasalt or Treanfasy, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher M. P. Ó Dochartaigh.

Original reference: 1116/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Dear Old Inishowen (p. 59-65)
  2. Slieve Snaght (p. 66-76)
  3. Cregnahorna Glen (p. 68-76)
  4. Village on the Brae (p. 70-76)
  5. Hallow-Eve (p. 72-76)
  6. Bonfire Night (p. 74-76)
  7. Cregnahorna (p. 78-83)
  8. My father Neal Doherty (Lynch) says he heard his granny Cassie Doherty saying "About a hundred years ago she remembers when the people in Cregnahorna were grinding their own meal and were spinning their own yarn for sheets". (p. 83-84)
  9. Glenmakee (p. 84-86)
  10. Collin (p. 86-87)
  11. Altashane (p. 88-89)
  12. Gortnamara (p. 89-90)
  13. Carndoagh (p. 90-91)
  14. Tiernaleague (p. 92-93)
  15. Glasha (Trabreaga) (p. 94-95)
  16. Glebe (p. 95-96)
  17. Local Cures (p. 97-102)
  18. Weather-Lore (p. 103-105)
  19. Churning (p. 106-107)
  20. Local Place Names (p. 108-109)
  21. Local Superstitions (p. 110-112)
  22. Local Superstitions (p. 113)
  23. Superstitions (p. 114)
  24. Feast and Festivals - Christmas (p. 115-120)
  25. Feast and Festivals - St Brigid's Eve (p. 120-124)
  26. Feast and Festivals - St Patrick's Day (p. 121)
  27. Feast and Festivals - Easter Sunday (p. 121-122)
  28. Feast and Festivals - St John's Eve - Bonfire Night - 23rd June (p. 122-123)
  29. Feast and Festivals - Hallow Eve (p. 123-124)
  30. Games I Play (p. 125-128)
  31. Old Crafts (p. 129-130)
  32. Food in Olden Times (p. 131-132)
  33. Old Houses (p. 133)
  34. Cabadoey Braes (p. 134-135)
  35. Local Heroes (p. 136-137)
  36. Local Happenings (p. 138-139)
  37. Famine Times (p. 140-141)
  38. Bird-Lore (p. 142-143)
  39. Care of the Farm Animals (p. 144-145)
  40. Local Happenings (p. 146-147)
  41. Old Story (p. 148-149)
  42. Old Story (p. 150)
  43. Irish Words in Everyday Speech (p. 151)
  44. Old Story (p. 152)
  45. Clothes Made Locally (p. 153-154)
  46. Local Fairs (p. 155-156)
  47. Local Marriage Customs (p. 157-158)
  48. Severe Weather (p. 159-160)
  49. Potato Crop (p. 161-162)
  50. Local Forge (p. 163-164)
  51. Old Story - The Ród-Shee and Oighan O'Dochartaigh (p. 165-167)
  52. Haunted Mansion (p. 168-171)
  53. Miss Montgomery's Death Trance (p. 172-174)
  54. Irish Superstition (A True Story) (p. 174-175)
  55. Hardships and Struggles of the Early Pioneers (p. 175-179)
  56. Story of a Black Sheep (p. 179-181)
  57. Witch and Sixpence (p. 181-183)
  58. Poet Scout of Inishowen (p. 183-188)
  59. In Donegal - By Captain Jack Crawford - The Poet Scout, 1847-1917 (p. 189-190)
Origin information
Glasalt or Treanfasy, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1116, p. 58-190)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
School location
Glasalt or TreanfasyGlasalt or TreanfasyDonaghInishowen EastDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1116/2

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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