Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Lacken (school) (Lackanduff, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher P. Colreavy.

Original reference: 0977/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 182)
  2. Collection of Riddles (p. 183-184)
  3. Local Cures (p. 185)
  4. Famine Time (p. 186)
  5. Famine Times (p. 187)
  6. Herbs (p. 188-190)
  7. Old Sayings (p. 191)
  8. Food in Olden Times (p. 192)
  9. Bird-Lore (p. 193-195)
  10. Prayer (p. 196)
  11. Old Houses (p. 197)
  12. Travelling Folk (p. 198)
  13. Local Clothes-Making (p. 199-200)
  14. Homemade Toys (p. 201)
  15. Care of the Farm Animals (p. 202-203)
  16. Games I Play (p. 204-205)
  17. Games I Play (p. 206)
  18. Proverbs (p. 207-208)
  19. Proverbs (p. 209)
  20. Local Tailors (p. 210)
  21. Old Crafts (p. 211)
  22. Local Graveyards (p. 212)
  23. Bread (p. 213)
  24. Severe Weather (p. 214)
  25. Local Forge (p. 215)
  26. Local Roads (p. 216)
  27. Landlords (p. 217)
  28. Leprechaun (p. 218-219)
  29. Local Graveyards (p. 220)
  30. Old Story (p. 221)
  31. Care of the Feet (p. 222)
  32. Old Story (p. 223)
  33. Churning (p. 224)
  34. Weather Signs (p. 225-226)
  35. Severe Storm (p. 227-228)
  36. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 229-230)
  37. Local Fairs (p. 231)
Origin information
Lackanduff, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 977, p. 181-231)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Magicians   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0977/3

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 <>
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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