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Coill Sailighe

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Coill Sailighe (school) (Kilsallagh, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máiréad, Bean Uí Ghiobáin.

Original reference: 0138/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Cléithín (p. 229)
  2. Cléithín (p. 229-230)
  3. The féar gortach... (p. 230-231)
  4. If a person had a wart on his hand... (p. 231)
  5. To take the top off a boil... (p. 232)
  6. Long ago women used to dye the wool black... (p. 232-233)
  7. Story (p. 233-234)
  8. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. (p. 234)
  9. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 235-236)
  10. Old Prayers (p. 236-238)
  11. Old Clothes (p. 238-239)
  12. Some of the people long ago... (p. 240-241)
  13. Old Schools (p. 242-243)
  14. Hidden Treasure (p. 243-244)
  15. Marriage Customs (p. 244-245)
  16. There was once a man named Groroglack. (p. 245-247)
  17. November's Night (p. 247-249)
  18. Weather-Lore (p. 249-250)
  19. Old Sayings (p. 250-251)
  20. Bread (p. 252)
  21. Forges (p. 252-253)
  22. Song (p. 253-256)
  23. Local Cures (p. 256-257)
  24. Care of the Feet (p. 257-258)
  25. Churning (p. 258-259)
  26. Severe Weather (p. 260)
  27. Old Sayings (p. 261-262)
  28. Marriages (p. 263)
  29. Story of a Mermaid (p. 263-264)
  30. Old Furniture (p. 265)
  31. Strong Men (p. 265-267)
  32. November's Night (p. 267-268)
  33. Weather-Lore (p. 268-269)
  34. Old Proverbs (p. 269-271)
  35. Bread (p. 272)
  36. Song (p. 272-275)
  37. Old Customs (p. 275-276)
Origin information
Kilsallagh, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 138, p. 228-276)
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Mermaids   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KilsallaghCoill SalachKilsallaghOughavalMurriskMayo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0138/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Mayo 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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