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Caisleán Nua (B)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Caisleán Nua (B) (school) (Newcastle, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán S. Ó Faoláin.

Original reference: 0079/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Pots of Gold in Hiding (p. 071-073)
  2. Tower of Gold (p. 074)
  3. Pots of Gold (p. 075)
  4. Riddles (p. 076-084)
  5. Storms (p. 084-085)
  6. Old Schools (p. 085-086)
  7. Old Trades (p. 087-088)
  8. Nothing can be got locally dealing with this paragraph. (p. 088-089)
  9. Names of Places Round About Us (p. 089-090)
  10. Names of Wild Birds (p. 091)
  11. Local Diseases and Their Cures (p. 091-093)
  12. Tramps, Tinkers and Hawkers (p. 094)
  13. Bad Times (p. 094-095)
  14. Old Games that Was Played Indoor (p. 095-096)
  15. Old Games That Were Played in the Open (p. 096-097)
  16. Blessed Wells (p. 097-098)
  17. Harmful Plants (p. 098)
  18. Old Proverbs (p. 098-099)
  19. Feasts of the Year (p. 100)
  20. Animals on the Farm (p. 100)
  21. How Churning Is Done (p. 100-101)
  22. Smith and the Forge (p. 101-102)
  23. Clothing (p. 102-103)
  24. Patron Saint of the District (p. 103-104)
  25. Fair (p. 104-105)
  26. Landlords (p. 105-106)
  27. Food in Olden Times (p. 106-107)
  28. Buying and Selling (p. 107-108)
  29. Houses Long Ago (p. 108-109)
  30. Giants (p. 109-110)
  31. Long ago old women were witches. (p. 110)
  32. Leprechaun (p. 110-111)
  33. Old Ruins (p. 111-112)
  34. Old Prayers (p. 112)
  35. Graveyards (p. 112-114)
Origin information
Newcastle, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 79, p. 71a-115)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
NewcastleAn Caisleán NuaNewcastleMoniveaTiaquinGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0079/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway 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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