Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Lugnaskeehan (school) (Lugnaskeehan, Co. Leitrim), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire Ní Eibhir.

Original reference: 0202/6

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Leitrim schools

  1. Minister and Margaret (p. 416)
  2. Tom the Thief (p. 417-419)
  3. Three Questions (p. 420)
  4. Gobán Saor (p. 421-422)
  5. Riddles (p. 423)
  6. Riddles (p. 423)
  7. Riddles (p. 424)
  8. Prayers (p. 425)
  9. Prayers (p. 426-427)
  10. Local Cures (p. 428-429)
  11. Holy Wells (p. 430-431)
  12. Old Schools (p. 432-433)
  13. Local Marriage Customs (p. 434-435)
  14. Local Marriage Customs (p. 435-436)
  15. Old Crafts (p. 437-438)
  16. Food in Olden Times (p. 439-440)
  17. Churning (p. 441-442)
  18. Old Houses (p. 443)
  19. Bread (p. 445-446)
  20. Potatoes (p. 447-448)
  21. Herbs (p. 449)
  22. Care of the Feet (p. 450-451)
  23. Games (p. 452-453)
  24. Story of a Giant (p. 454-455)
  25. Old Story, An Unhappy Girl (p. 456-459)
  26. Local Ruins (p. 460-461)
  27. Old Graveyards (p. 462-463)
  28. Hidden Treasure (p. 464)
  29. Landlord (p. 465)
  30. Potato Crop (p. 466)
  31. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 467)
  32. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 467-468)
  33. Local Drowning Disaster (p. 469-471)
  34. Famine Times (p. 472-473)
  35. Famine Times (p. 473-474)
  36. Story - Our Lord's Companion (p. 475)
  37. Local Poets (p. 476-479)
  38. Killargue Mission (p. 480-481)
Origin information
Lugnaskeehan, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 202, p. 415-481)
Folklore--Ireland--Leitrim (County)
Gobán Saor (Legendary character)   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
School location
LugnaskeehanLog na SciathánLugnaskeehanKillargaDrumahaireLeitrim
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0202/6

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Leitrim 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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