St. Michael's Clooncunny

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from St. Michael's Clooncunny (school) (Clooncunny, Co. Sligo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Úna, Bean Uí Stondúin.

Original reference: 0188/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Sligo schools

  1. Customs at Wakes (p. 079-083)
  2. Other Customs (p. 083-085)
  3. Christmas Customs (p. 085-087)
  4. Easter Sunday (p. 088)
  5. St Bridget's Eve (p. 088)
  6. St John's Eve (p. 088)
  7. St Martins's Day (p. 088-089)
  8. Local Customs and Beliefs (p. 089-093)
  9. Illness and Cures (p. 094-096)
  10. Place Names (p. 097-104)
  11. Weather-Lore (p. 105-108)
  12. Family Names in the District (p. 109-111)
  13. Local Monuments (p. 112-114)
  14. Local Ruins (p. 114-115)
  15. Religious People who Lived in the Area (p. 115)
  16. One tailor in district works at home. (p. 116)
  17. Churning (p. 117)
  18. Old Crafts - Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing (p. 118-119)
  19. Old Crafts - Shoemaking (p. 120)
  20. Old Crafts - Creel and Basket-Making (p. 120-121)
  21. Most of the men when they need to white wash their houses or out houses burn a kiln. (p. 121-122)
  22. Old Houses (p. 122-123)
  23. Buying and Selling (p. 123-124)
  24. Bread (p. 124-125)
  25. Homemade Toys (p. 126-127)
  26. Games Played by the Children in the Area (p. 127-131)
  27. Stories - The Fairy Boat (p. 133)
  28. Ratheen an Rí (p. 134)
  29. Story of Caldragh (p. 135-136)
  30. Priest-Hunter (p. 137)
  31. Fairy Boat (p. 138-139)
  32. Death of Holmes (p. 139-140)
  33. Holmes' Ghost (p. 141)
  34. Another Story of Clogher (p. 141-142)
  35. Cat in Knockadoo (p. 143)
  36. Fairies' Passage (p. 144)
  37. There is a house in Ardsoran by the name of Healy's and there is a hole in the side wall which can never be filled. (p. 144)
  38. Ghosts (p. 145-146)
  39. Here is a true story of my own experience. I have always heard my father (RIP) say that no member of his family ever died without a cry warning. (p. 146-147)
  40. Fight of the Giants (p. 148)
  41. There was a giant in Dúbh Bhaile and there was another in Fauleens and they were never friendly. (p. 148)
  42. Packman and the Cats (p. 149-152)
  43. Claracán (p. 153-154)
  44. Ghost Story (p. 155-156)
  45. Ghost Story (p. 157-158)
  46. Ghost Story (p. 159)
  47. Ghost Story (p. 160)
  48. Ghost Story (p. 161-163)
  49. Healy's Fort (p. 164)
  50. Drownings in the Lake (p. 165)
  51. Upper Lough Gara - Drowning at Longgarrow (p. 166)
  52. Drownings on Lough Gara (p. 167)
  53. Story - A Tramp Becomes King (p. 168-187)
  54. Riddles (p. 172)
  55. Tomhaiseanna (p. 173)
  56. Riddles (p. 174)
  57. Tomhaiseanna (p. 175-176)
  58. Riddles (p. 177)
  59. Tomhaiseanna (p. 178)
  60. Riddles (p. 179)
  61. Riddles (p. 180)
  62. Riddles (p. 181)
  63. Tomhaiseanna (p. 182)
  64. Riddles (p. 183)
  65. Tomhaiseanna (p. 184)
  66. Riddles (p. 185)
  67. Tomhaiseanna (p. 186)
Origin information
Clooncunny, Co. Sligo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 188, p. 78-187)
English  irish  
Wake services   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Martin's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
School location
ClooncunnyCluain ConnaidhClooncunnyKillaraghtCoolavinSligo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0188/2

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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