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Uragh (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Uragh (C.) (school) (Uragh, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher E. Mc Caffrey.

Original reference: 0969/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Parish of Kinawley (p. 001-002)
  2. Holy Wells (p. 003-004)
  3. Swanlinbar (p. 004-007)
  4. Ben Aughlin (p. 008-010)
  5. About 50 years ago me and a comrade went at 2 o'clock in the night to the Play bank... (p. 010-011)
  6. In my father's early days a travelling woman taking the near cut from Florencecourt to Swanlinbar called at our house near the mountain foot. (p. 011-012)
  7. Buried Treasure (p. 013-016)
  8. Famine in this District (p. 017-019)
  9. Famine in this District (p. 019-020)
  10. Hedge-Schools (p. 021-022)
  11. Hedge-Schools (p. 022-023)
  12. Local Cures (p. 024-027)
  13. Cures for Animals (p. 028-029)
  14. Old Crafts (p. 030-038)
  15. Local Marriage Customs (p. 039-042)
  16. Fairy Forts (p. 043-048)
  17. Roads and Fords (p. 049-052)
  18. Local Weather-Lore (p. 053-054)
  19. Food (p. 055-059)
  20. Festival Customs (p. 060-064)
  21. Mass Rocks (p. 065-066)
  22. Lore of Certain Days (p. 066-067)
  23. Old Houses (p. 067-069)
  24. Shops in District (p. 069-070)
  25. Local Heroes (p. 071-074)
  26. Faction Fights (p. 075-076)
  27. Sweat Houses (p. 077)
  28. Sweat Houses (p. 077-078)
  29. Local Poets (p. 079-080)
  30. Local Poets (p. 081-084)
  31. Local Graveyards (p. 085-086)
  32. Local Estate (p. 087-088)
  33. Old Stories (p. 089-090)
  34. Old Stories (p. 090-091)
  35. Old Stories (p. 092-093)
  36. Religious Stories (p. 094)
  37. Religious Stories (p. 094)
  38. Local Industries (p. 095-096)
  39. Local Place Names (p. 096-102)
  40. School Games (p. 103-105)
  41. Wakes and Funeral Customs (p. 106-111)
  42. Giants' Graves (p. 112-113)
  43. Religious Tale (p. 114)
  44. Fairy Tales (p. 115-116)
  45. Fairy Tales (p. 116-118)
  46. Old Prayers (p. 119-120)
  47. Clothes Worn Long Ago (p. 121-124)
  48. Homemade Toys (p. 125-126)
  49. Care of the Feet (p. 127-128)
  50. List of Manager's of Uragh Girls' School (p. 129)
  51. List of Principals of Uragh Girls' School (p. 129)
Origin information
Uragh, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 969, p. 1A-129)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Gods, Celtic   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Veterinary therapeutics   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Gangs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0969/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cavan 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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