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Cúl Seachtaine

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cúl Seachtaine (school) (Coolshaghtena, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Caitlín Nic Dhonnchadha.

Original reference: 0259/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Local Herbs (p. 003-005)
  2. Potato-Growing (p. 006-009)
  3. Potato-Spraying (p. 010-012)
  4. Potato-Picking (p. 013-016)
  5. New Year's Eve (p. 017-018)
  6. St Stephen's Day (p. 019-020)
  7. Christmas Day (p. 021-022)
  8. St Martin's Day (p. 023-024)
  9. Good Friday (p. 025-026)
  10. Easter Sunday (p. 027-028)
  11. May Day (p. 029-030)
  12. St Brigid's Day (p. 031-032)
  13. Holy Thursday (p. 033-034)
  14. November's Night (p. 035-036)
  15. St Patrick's Day (p. 037-038)
  16. Shrove (p. 039-040)
  17. Farm Animals (p. 041-043)
  18. Cow-House (p. 044-045)
  19. Hens (p. 046-048)
  20. Hatching (p. 048-050)
  21. Churning (p. 051-054)
  22. Care of the Feet (p. 055-058)
  23. Story of the Holy Family (p. 059-062)
  24. Landlord (p. 063-064)
  25. Landlord (p. 065-067)
  26. Food in Olden Times (p. 068-071)
  27. Food in Olden Times (p. 072-073)
  28. Vessels Used in Olden Times (p. 074-077)
  29. Bread in Olden Times (p. 078-082)
  30. Bread in Olden Times (p. 083-085)
  31. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 086-089)
  32. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 090-095)
  33. Local Monuments (p. 096-097)
  34. Local Monuments (p. 098-099)
  35. Buying and Selling (p. 100-104)
  36. Buying and Selling (p. 105-107)
  37. Old Houses (p. 108-110)
  38. Old Houses (p. 111-115)
  39. Graveyards (p. 116-120)
  40. Graveyards (p. 121-123)
  41. Old Prayers (p. 124-127)
  42. Old Prayers (p. 128-131)
  43. Old Prayers (p. 132-134)
  44. Strange Animals (p. 135-137)
  45. Strange Animals (p. 138-141)
Origin information
Coolshaghtena, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 259, p. 1-141)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
New Year   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Martin's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Good Friday   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
School location
CoolshaghtenaCoolshaghtenaCloontuskertBallintober SouthRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0259/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Roscommon 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.

Rights & Usage Conditions

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