Long an Inbhair

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Long an Inbhair (school) (Lurgananure, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Ml. Mac Géibhdigh.

Original reference: 1006/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Two small boys were one day throwing stones at a bottle in the local village, when an old man happened to pass by at the time. (p. 201)
  2. Riddles (p. 202-204)
  3. Local Heroes (p. 205-208)
  4. From observation of the sun, moon, and stars in the heavens, the old people could form a good idea of the weather. (p. 208a-208b)
  5. Local Heroes (p. 209-210)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 211-212)
  7. General Phil Sheridan, the hero of the American Civil War was born in the townland of Beagh in the parish of Killenkere, Co Cavan. (p. 213)
  8. About eighty years ago there were two hedge schools in our district and one of them was situated in Matt Reilly's field beside Waterloo Cross, and the other one was situated at Owen Traynore, Termon. (p. 216-217)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 218-219)
  10. Holy Wells (p. 220)
  11. Lourganure means the shin boned ridge of the yew tree. (p. 222-224)
  12. Place Names (p. 224-226)
  13. Local Cures (p. 228-230)
  14. Old Cures (p. 230-231)
  15. Old Cures (p. 231-233)
  16. Homemade Toys (p. 234-236)
  17. Lore of Certain Days (p. 237-238)
  18. Travelling Folk (p. 239-241)
  19. Forts (p. 242-244)
  20. Story (p. 245)
  21. When Oisín came from the 'Land of Youth', St Patrick was in this country preaching, teaching, and baptising. (p. 246)
  22. Local Poets (p. 247)
  23. Famine (p. 248)
  24. Famine (p. 249-250)
  25. Local Proverbs (p. 251-254)
  26. My Home District (p. 255-256)
  27. Herbs (p. 257-258)
  28. Herbs (p. 259)
  29. Potato Crop (p. 260-261)
  30. Festival Customs (p. 262-265)
  31. Prayers (p. 266-267)
  32. Farm Animals (p. 268-270)
  33. Churning (p. 271-273)
  34. In 1814 the people feared an invasion by Napoleon so they made the broad road to have a rightaway from Dublin to Enniskillen. (p. 274)
  35. Care of the Feet (p. 275-276)
  36. Local Forges (p. 277-279)
  37. Landlord (p. 280-282)
  38. Tailors (p. 283-284)
  39. Food in Olden Times (p. 285-287)
  40. Football Matches (p. 288-289)
  41. Local Monuments (p. 290-292)
  42. Old Houses (p. 293-294)
  43. Story (p. 295-296)
  44. Prayer (p. 297)
  45. Leprechaun and Mermaid (p. 298-299)
  46. Story (p. 300)
  47. Stories of Giants (p. 301)
  48. Story (p. 302)
  49. Strange Animals (p. 303-304)
  50. Clothes Made Locally (p. 305)
  51. Travelling Folk (p. 306-308)
  52. Fairs (p. 309-310)
  53. Prayers (p. 311)
  54. Buying and Selling (p. 312)
Origin information
Lurgananure, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1006, p. 200-312)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1006/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cavan 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:50708065>
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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