Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Kilmactranny (school) (Kilmactranny, Co. Sligo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Cáit, Bean Uí Chasmháin.

Original reference: 0182/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Sligo schools

  1. My Home District (p. 001-005)
  2. Old Houses (p. 006-008)
  3. Putting Down the Potatoes (p. 009-010)
  4. Burning of the Kilmactranny Creamery (p. 011)
  5. Old Schools (p. 012)
  6. Riddles (p. 013-015)
  7. Old Graveyards (p. 016-017)
  8. Old Prayers (p. 018-020)
  9. Local Cures (p. 021)
  10. Old Houses (p. 022-023)
  11. Holy Wells (p. 024-026)
  12. Signs of Weather (p. 027-028)
  13. Old Schools (p. 029)
  14. Local Marriage Customs (p. 030)
  15. Churning (p. 031-032)
  16. Games I Play (p. 033-034)
  17. Riddles (p. 035-036)
  18. Food in Olden Times (p. 037-038)
  19. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 039-040)
  20. Bird-Lore (p. 041-043)
  21. Games I Play (p. 044-045)
  22. Old Stories - The Landlord and His Tenant (p. 046)
  23. Old Stories - The Man and the Firkin of Butter (p. 047)
  24. Bird-Lore (p. 048-050)
  25. Lucky and Unlucky Days (p. 051-052)
  26. Old Stories (p. 053-054)
  27. Care of the Feet (p. 055-056)
  28. Old Stories (p. 057)
  29. Fairy Tale (p. 058)
  30. Holy Wells (p. 059-060)
  31. Old Stories (p. 061-062)
  32. Landlords (p. 063-065)
  33. Festival Customs (p. 066-069)
  34. Preparing the Land for the Potato Crop (p. 070-071)
  35. Preparing the Seed (p. 072-073)
  36. Preparation from the Setting of the Potatoes to the Digging of them (p. 074-075)
  37. Festival Customs (p. 076-079)
  38. Two Giants (p. 080-081)
  39. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 082-084)
  40. Drumdoe Ass (p. 085-087)
  41. Story - Brian's Ride with the Fairies (p. 088)
  42. Fairy Tale (p. 089-091)
  43. Local Fairs (p. 092-094)
  44. Local Song (p. 095-097)
Origin information
Kilmactranny, Co. Sligo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 182, p. 1A-97)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KilmactrannyCill Mhic TreanaKilmactrannyKilmactrannyTirerrillSligo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0182/1

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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