Gaduidhe Dubh (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Gaduidhe Dubh (C.) (school) (Gaddyduff, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Cáitlín Ní Mhiothagáin.

Original reference: 1120/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Olden Times (p. 311-314)
  2. Mass Rocks (p. 315-316)
  3. Fairies (p. 318-319)
  4. Fairies (p. 320-321)
  5. Composition (p. 322-324)
  6. Poem (p. 325-328)
  7. Flax was grown here long ago in large quantities. (p. 329)
  8. All boots were made by the local shoemakers who used to go round from house to house. (p. 330)
  9. When spinning had to be done a crowd of girls and women got together in the house where the wool was and spun all day. (p. 331)
  10. Blacksmiths' Pay (p. 332-333)
  11. Clonmany Asthore (p. 334-339)
  12. Landlords of Long Ago (p. 340-342)
  13. Story (p. 343-345)
  14. Houses of Long Ago (p. 345-348)
  15. At the bend of the Binion there is a small field enclosed by a stone wall this in olden times was called garradh na gcorp. (p. 349-350)
  16. Composition - Shoes of Long Ago (p. 351-352)
  17. Hallow-Eve (p. 353-356)
  18. Old Customs at Hallow-Eve (p. 357-359)
  19. Hallow-Eve (p. 360-361)
  20. All Souls' Night (p. 362-361)
  21. Fionn Mc Cool's Stone (p. 363)
  22. Superstitions (p. 364-365)
  23. Guesses (p. 365-366)
  24. Long ago weavers were not very common but the people of the country would weave their own clothes at home. (p. 367-373)
  25. Fairy Story (p. 374-377)
  26. Story (p. 378-380)
  27. Poem (p. 381-383)
  28. Story (p. 384)
  29. Guesses (p. 385-386)
  30. Story - Occurred in the Time of the Penal Law (p. 387-393)
  31. Story (p. 394-397)
  32. Story (p. 398-400)
  33. Story (p. 401-405)
  34. Story (p. 406-410)
  35. Story (p. 411-414)
  36. Story (p. 415-418)
  37. Story (p. 419-421)
  38. Fionn Mc Cool's Rock (p. 422-423)
  39. Story (p. 424-425)
  40. Story (p. 426)
  41. Story (p. 427-428)
  42. Story (p. 429)
  43. Story (p. 430)
  44. Story (p. 431-432)
  45. Story (p. 433-434)
  46. Old Crosses (p. 435)
  47. Story (p. 436-439)
  48. Cures (p. 440)
  49. Story about a Church (p. 441-442)
  50. Prayers (p. 443-444)
  51. Story (p. 445-450)
  52. Story (p. 451-452)
  53. Story (p. 453-454)
  54. Story (p. 455)
  55. Unearthly Animals (p. 456-457)
  56. Story (p. 458-461)
  57. At Wakes (p. 462)
  58. On Hallowe'en night in olden times people would do a lot of tricks such as hanging up apples with a cord for the children. (p. 463)
  59. Story (p. 464-473)
Origin information
Gaddyduff, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1120, p. 310-473)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Finn MacCumhaill, 3rd cent.   linked data (viaf)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
School location
GaddyduffGaddyduffClonmanyInishowen EastDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1120/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Donegal 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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