Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Mountbellew (school) (Mountbellew, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher William Hans.

Original reference: 0046/6

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. May Day - Old Customs (p. 0318-0320)
  2. Local Customs - Calling and Hunting Away Animals (p. 0321)
  3. Food In Olden Times (p. 0322-0323)
  4. Famine Times (p. 0324)
  5. Local Cures (p. 0325-0326)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 0327)
  7. Ráth in Baile Nua (p. 0328-0329)
  8. Old Story (p. 0330-0331)
  9. Old Mt Bellew (p. 0332)
  10. Basket-Making (p. 0333)
  11. Local Customs on Eve of Holidays (p. 0334-0335)
  12. Local Riddles (p. 0336-0341)
  13. Holy Well (p. 0342)
  14. Local Weather Signs (p. 0343-0345)
  15. Newtown and Bovinion (p. 0346-0347)
  16. Local Dyeing (p. 0348)
  17. Old Houses (p. 0349-0350)
  18. Games (p. 0351)
  19. Leipreachán (p. 0352)
  20. Potato Crop (p. 0353-0354)
  21. Local Wild Birds (p. 0355)
  22. Fairy Tale (p. 0356)
Origin information
Mountbellew, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 46, p. 316-356)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
animal calls   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Dyes and dyeing   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
School location
MountbellewAn CreagánMountbellewMoyloughKillianGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0046/6

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 <>
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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