Cill Choinnigh

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cill Choinnigh (school) (Kilkenny, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Mac Giolla Eoin.

Original reference: 1053/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Wild Animals (p. 201-202)
  2. Penal Days (p. 203-204)
  3. Cures (p. 205-206)
  4. My Own District (p. 207)
  5. Christmas (p. 208)
  6. Churning (p. 209-210)
  7. Marriages (p. 211-212)
  8. Holy Well (p. 213-214)
  9. Storms (p. 215)
  10. Signs of the Weather (p. 216-217)
  11. Hidden Crocks of Gold (p. 218-219)
  12. Candle-Making (p. 220)
  13. Lent (p. 221)
  14. Fairs (p. 222)
  15. Forges (p. 223)
  16. Games (p. 224)
  17. Easter Sunday (p. 225)
  18. Travelling People (p. 226)
  19. Burning of Lime (p. 227)
  20. Hallow Eve (p. 228)
  21. Potatoes (p. 229)
  22. Bread (p. 230)
  23. Houses Long Ago (p. 231)
  24. Ploughs and Gates (p. 232)
  25. Clothing (p. 233-234)
  26. Graveyards (p. 235-236)
  27. Cows (p. 237)
  28. Schools (p. 238-239)
  29. Rope-Making (p. 240)
  30. Fairies (p. 241-242)
  31. Cures (p. 243)
  32. Games (p. 244)
  33. Wake (p. 245)
  34. Hosiery Industry (p. 246-247)
  35. Furniture (p. 248-249)
  36. An old custom is to make rush crosses on Saint Bridget's Eve. (p. 250-251)
  37. Industries Long Ago (p. 252)
  38. Foods (p. 253)
  39. Inniskeel Island (p. 254-255)
  40. Things for which the People Have a Certain Regard (p. 256-257)
  41. It was said it was unlucky to begin work on a Saturday because it would never be finished. (p. 258)
  42. Long ago the people made crosses on Saint Bridget's eve. (p. 259)
  43. Games (p. 260)
  44. Tailors (p. 261)
  45. John Gallagher used to swim for six miles. (p. 262)
  46. Roads (p. 263)
  47. It is unusual for the children to go bare footed in Summer but not in Winter. (p. 264)
  48. Marriages (p. 265)
  49. Games (p. 266)
  50. Weather Signs (p. 267)
  51. Weather Signs (p. 268)
  52. Wild Animals (p. 269)
  53. Cures (p. 270)
  54. Cures (p. 271)
  55. My Own District (p. 272)
  56. Holy Well (p. 273-274)
  57. Hidden Crock of Gold (p. 275-276)
  58. Potatoes (p. 277)
  59. Bread (p. 278)
  60. Scéal (p. 279-282)
  61. Fairies (p. 286-287)
  62. Fairs (p. 288-289)
  63. Mass Rocks (p. 290)
  64. Dishes Not Now Made (p. 291)
Origin information
Kilkenny, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1053, p. 200-291)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Rope trade   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
School location
KilkennyCill ChainnighKilkennyInishkeelBoylaghDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1053/2

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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