Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Drong (school) (Drung, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán P. Mac Gabhann.

Original reference: 1117/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Drong (p. 117-119)
  2. Wreck of the Nakomis (p. 120-121)
  3. Potato Crop (p. 122-124)
  4. Halloween (p. 125-126)
  5. Care of Our Animals (p. 127-129)
  6. Churning (p. 130-131)
  7. Widow's Daughter (p. 132-136)
  8. Nose (p. 137-138)
  9. Games I Play (p. 139-140)
  10. Conas a Chaitear Oíche Nollag sa Cheantar seo (p. 140-141)
  11. Local Sayings and Proverbs (p. 142-144)
  12. Local Sayings and Proverbs (p. 144-147)
  13. Bird-Lore (p. 148-150)
  14. Weather-Lore (p. 151-153)
  15. Lime-Kilns (p. 154-155)
  16. Thatching (p. 156)
  17. Folklore - Old Graveyards (p. 157-158)
  18. Old Graveyards (p. 159-160)
  19. St Brigid's Crosses (p. 161-162)
  20. Local Cromlech (p. 163-164)
  21. Standing Stone (p. 165-166)
  22. Famine (p. 167-169)
  23. Basket-Making (p. 170-173)
  24. My Home District (p. 174-177)
  25. Fair of Carrickmaquigley (p. 178-182)
  26. On Ghosts (p. 183-188)
  27. Hidden Treasure (p. 189-190)
  28. Folklore - Travelling Folk (p. 191-193)
  29. Wakes (p. 194-198)
  30. Buying and Selling (p. 199-202)
  31. Land League (p. 203-205)
  32. Local Poets (p. 206-210)
  33. Local Forge (p. 211-213)
  34. Old-Time Bread-Making (p. 214-217)
  35. Turf-Cutting (p. 218-219)
  36. Devil's Lighthouse (p. 220-222)
  37. Care of the Feet (p. 223-225)
  38. Customs of Easter Sunday and May Eve (p. 226-227)
  39. Local Stations (p. 228-230)
  40. Shipwreck (p. 231-233)
  41. Some Local Cures (p. 234-237)
  42. Mussel Dredging (p. 238-239)
  43. Local Fairs (p. 240-241)
  44. Local Graveyards (p. 242-245)
  45. Old Houses (p. 246-251)
  46. Food in Olden Times (p. 252-253)
  47. Old Time Games (p. 254-256)
  48. Eviction Scene (p. 257-258)
  49. Story (p. 259-261)
  50. Witches (p. 262-264)
  51. Holy Family (p. 265-266)
  52. Story (p. 267-269)
  53. Story (p. 270-271)
  54. Index (p. 272-273)
Origin information
Drung, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1117, p. 116-273)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Shipwrecks   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Fishing   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Jesus Christ--Family
School location
DrungDrongDrungMoville UpperInishowen EastDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1117/3

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:44937815>
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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