Mín Riabhach

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Mín Riabhach (school) (Meenreagh, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Anton Ó Domhnaill.

Original reference: 1097/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Riddles (p. 1-4)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 5-7)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 7-10)
  4. Severe Weather (p. 11-13)
  5. Old Schools (p. 14-16)
  6. Old Crafts (p. 17-20)
  7. Local Marriage Customs (p. 21-22)
  8. In the Penal Times (p. 23-26)
  9. Local Place Names (p. 26-31)
  10. Local Cures (p. 31-33)
  11. Lore of Certain Days (p. 34-37)
  12. Famine Times (p. 38-41)
  13. Holy Wells (p. 41-45)
  14. Proverbs (p. 45-46)
  15. Festival Customs (p. 47-54)
  16. Churning (p. 54-57)
  17. Care of the Feet (p. 58-59)
  18. Local Forge (p. 60-62)
  19. Clothes Made Locally (p. 63-64)
  20. Holy Family (p. 65-67)
  21. Local Fairs (p. 68-69)
  22. Landlord (p. 70-71)
  23. Food in Olden Times (p. 72-73)
  24. Old Story (p. 74-77)
  25. Old Irish Tales (p. 78-79)
  26. Bread (p. 80-82)
  27. Buying and Selling (p. 83-85)
  28. Old Houses (p. 86-87)
  29. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 88-89)
  30. Mermaid (p. 90-92)
  31. Holy Woman (p. 93-94)
  32. Holy Man (p. 94-95)
  33. Graveyards (p. 95-96)
  34. Prayers (p. 97)
Origin information
Meenreagh, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1097, p. 1A-97)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
narratives   linked data (afset)
Mermaids   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MeenreaghMeenreaghDonaghmoreRaphoe SouthDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1097/1

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:44937085>
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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