Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Eiscreach (school) (Eskeragh, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Ó Raghallaigh.

Original reference: 0153/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Riddles (p. 103-105)
  2. Riddles (p. 105-106)
  3. Riddles (p. 106)
  4. Hedge-Schools (p. 107-109)
  5. Story (p. 110)
  6. Hidden Treasure (p. 111-112)
  7. Local Song (p. 113-116)
  8. Games at Wakes (p. 117-120)
  9. Graveyard (p. 121-122)
  10. Local Song (p. 123-125)
  11. Cures (Whose Practice Is Rapidly Lessening) (p. 126-131)
  12. Funeral (p. 132-134)
  13. Story (p. 135-137)
  14. Hedge-Schools (p. 138-139)
  15. Prayers (p. 140-141)
  16. Cures (p. 142-144)
  17. Story (p. 145)
  18. Hedge-Schools (p. 146-148)
  19. Hedge-Schools (p. 149-150)
  20. Hedge-Schools (p. 151-152)
  21. Story (p. 153-154)
  22. Old Houses (p. 155-156)
  23. Ghost Story (p. 157-159)
  24. Nicknames (p. 160-161)
  25. Snaidhm na bPéist (p. 162-164)
  26. Mr. John Gallagher, Eskeragh and others tell me that the western end of Eskeragh village (where this school is situated) was commonly called "Baile Thiar" some twenty years ago and the practice is occasionally observed yet by the old people. (p. 164-165)
  27. The same man told me about "the fairy breeze" (p. 165-166)
  28. George Carter, landlord, built the present Ballymunnelly School for the benefit of his tenants. (p. 167-168)
  29. About 60 years ago or more, Pat Cadden, who was an uncle of mine, lived where Martin Cairns lives now, that is, you know, on the south side of the road on your way home to Eskeragh, between Michael Donnelly's and Paddy Holmes'. (p. 169-171)
  30. About the year 1870 Mr Mervin Pratt, a father of the present Mr Joe Pratt, was landlord of this locality. (p. 168-169)
  31. When I was a gasúr, there was a woman in this district named Nóra Clár. (p. 171-172)
  32. Tobar Golias (p. 173-175)
  33. There was a man knocking around this district. I could not ascertain his name or any more information about him, beyond the fact that he did exist at any rate this man was the proud owner of a watch. (p. 176-177)
  34. There was once a man named Luke Connor from this district (around Moylaw). It is often I heard by father speak of him, God rest his soul. (p. 178-179)
  35. There is a woman living in Ballina Street, Crossmolina. Her name is Mrs. Cronin. She is a bone-setter. (p. 180)
  36. Pisreoga (p. 181-183)
  37. Sayings (p. 184-186)
  38. Game - The Priest Of The Parish (p. 187-188)
  39. Halfpenny Race (p. 189-194)
  40. Story of the Grabbins (p. 195-197)
  41. There's a holy prelate done from us/Through Ireland well known/One of the grandest bishops/that ever graced the church of Rome. (p. 198-201)
  42. Story (p. 202-205)
  43. Story (p. 206-208)
  44. About 20 years ago Pat Walsh and his brother Peter, and another boy called Tom Gallagher were joined in making poteen. (p. 209-210)
  45. Place Names (p. 211-212)
  46. Place Names (p. 213-214)
  47. Place Names (p. 215-216)
  48. Place Names (p. 217-218)
  49. Place Names (p. 219-220)
  50. Place Names (p. 221)
  51. Place Names (p. 222)
  52. Priests (p. 223-224)
  53. St John's Night (p. 225)
  54. Riddles (p. 226-228)
Origin information
Eskeragh, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 153, p. 102-228)
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Wake services   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Names, Personal--Folklore
Worms   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Fractures   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0153/2

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:44280795>
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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