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Baile an Mhuilinn

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Baile an Mhuilinn (school) (Milltown, Co. Sligo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Rós Nic Airchinnigh.

Original reference: 0157/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Sligo schools

  1. Funny Stories Told Locally (p. 367)
  2. Kitty and the Dudeen (p. 367-368)
  3. Take that Load off Your Heart (p. 368-369)
  4. With Your Straddle-orum! (p. 369)
  5. There's where I Get you (p. 369-370)
  6. Shoes that Were Danced to Holes (p. 370-373)
  7. Gobán Saor (p. 373-375)
  8. Carpenter's Hen (p. 375-376)
  9. Dame and Her Goose (p. 376-378)
  10. Paddy the Piper (p. 378-381)
  11. Three Foolish Women (p. 382-387)
  12. Young Giant and the Tailor (p. 387-389)
  13. Paddy and the Landlord (p. 390-394)
  14. Local Marriage Customs (p. 395-397)
  15. Local Happenings - Eviction - The Seven Cartrons (p. 398-399)
  16. Church Struck by Lightning (p. 400)
  17. Plague (p. 400)
  18. Local Fairs (p. 401-404)
  19. Halloween Customs (p. 405-410)
  20. Béasaí agus Nósanna Lae Bealtaine (p. 411-412)
  21. The Riabhóg Days (p. 413)
  22. Old Sayings (p. 414)
  23. Seanfhocail (p. 415-420)
  24. Leigheasanna (p. 421-422)
  25. Old Crafts (p. 423-427)
  26. Churning (p. 428-432)
  27. Holy Wells - Our Lady's Well (p. 433-434)
  28. Holy Wells - Colmcille's Well (p. 435)
  29. Holy Well's - St Molaise's Well (p. 436-437)
  30. An Fharraige - Na hÉisc (p. 438-439)
  31. Na hÉin Mhara (p. 440)
  32. Seaweeds (p. 441-442)
  33. Paidreacha (p. 443-444)
  34. Place Names (p. 445)
  35. Local Ruins (p. 446-448)
  36. Fairy Forts (p. 449-450)
  37. Old Houses (p. 451-453)
  38. Paidreacha (p. 454)
  39. Local Happenings (p. 455-458)
  40. Local Festival Customs - The Brídeog (p. 459)
  41. Local Festival Customs (p. 460-461)
  42. Local Cures (p. 462-463)
  43. Relics of the Penal Times (p. 464-465)
  44. Bread - Boxty (p. 466)
  45. Bread (p. 466-467)
  46. Shamrock (p. 468-469)
Origin information
Milltown, Co. Sligo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 157, p. 366-469)
English  irish  
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Gobán Saor (Legendary character)   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Thunder   linked data (lcsh)
Epidemics   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Columba, Saint, 521-597   linked data (viaf)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MilltownBaile an MhuilinnMilltownDrumcliffCarburySligo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0157/5

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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