Coillidh Críon (Killycreen)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Coillidh Críon (Killycreen) (school) (Kilcreen, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Ó Domhnaill.

Original reference: 1085/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Collection of Riddles (p. 157)
  2. Collection of Prayers (p. 158)
  3. Local Happenings (p. 159)
  4. Saint Columcille (p. 160)
  5. Lord Leitrim (p. 161-162)
  6. Murder of Leitrim (p. 163-164)
  7. Churning (p. 165-166)
  8. Local Forge (p. 166-167)
  9. Clothes Made Locally (p. 167-168)
  10. Local Fairs (p. 168-169)
  11. Homemade Toys (p. 169)
  12. Local Landlord (p. 170)
  13. Bird-Lore (p. 171-172)
  14. Old Houses (p. 173)
  15. Hidden Treasure (p. 174)
  16. Weather-Lore (p. 174-175)
  17. Potato Crop (p. 175-176)
  18. Famine (p. 176-177)
  19. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 178)
  20. Preparation of the Ground (p. 178-179)
  21. Care of the Growing Crop (p. 180-181)
  22. Digging of the Potatoes (p. 181-182)
  23. Storage of the Potatoes (p. 182-183)
  24. Disposing of the Potatoes (p. 183-184)
  25. Old Crafts - Dyeing (p. 184-185)
  26. Basket-Making (p. 185-186)
  27. Candle-Making (p. 186)
  28. Rope-Making (p. 187)
  29. Local Graveyards (p. 188)
  30. Travelling Folks (p. 188-189)
  31. Food in Olden Times (p. 190-191)
Origin information
Kilcreen, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1085, p. 156-191)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Columba, Saint, 521-597   linked data (viaf)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Landlords   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Dyes and dyeing   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Rope trade   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1085/2

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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