St Columb's Moville

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from St Columb's Moville (school) (Moville, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Hamilton Stewart.

Original reference: 1119/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 279-282)
  2. Riddles (p. 282-287)
  3. Story (p. 288-293)
  4. Homemade Toys (p. 294-295)
  5. Homemade Toys (p. 296-299)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 300-304)
  7. Local Ruin (p. 305-315)
  8. Games I Play (p. 316-328)
  9. Story (Fairy) (p. 329-332)
  10. Local Monuments (p. 333-336)
  11. Local Happenings (p. 337-338)
  12. Local Happenings (p. 339)
  13. My Home District (p. 340-341)
  14. Clothes Made Locally (p. 342-344)
  15. Local Cures (p. 345-352)
  16. Holy Wells (p. 353-354)
  17. Potato Crop (p. 355-357)
  18. Old Houses (p. 358-359)
  19. Holy Wells (p. 360-362)
  20. Tír na nÓg (p. 363)
  21. Irish Neptune (p. 363-365)
  22. Balor's Evil Eye (p. 365-366)
  23. Legend of Grianan (p. 366-368)
  24. Fairy Souterrain (p. 368-369)
  25. Hunchbacks (p. 369-371)
  26. Moville (p. 372-376)
  27. Riddles (p. 377-381)
  28. Old Houses (p. 382-383)
  29. Bird-Lore (p. 384-386)
  30. Proverbs (p. 387-390)
  31. Birds of Inishowen (p. 391-395)
  32. Fauna of Inishowen (p. 396-397)
Origin information
Moville, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1119, p. 278-397)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MovilleBun an PhobailMovilleMoville LowerInishowen EastDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1119/4

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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