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Lios Dubh (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Lios Dubh (C.) (school) (Lisduff, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Áine, Bean Uí Chuinn.

Original reference: 0119/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Local Marriage Customs (p. 305-307)
  2. Strawboys (p. 308)
  3. Matchmaking (p. 309)
  4. Salting Thursday (p. 310)
  5. Wedding Customs (p. 311-312)
  6. Local Cures (p. 313-315)
  7. Local Cures (p. 316-318)
  8. Local Cures (p. 318-319)
  9. Blessed Well (p. 320-321)
  10. Blessed Well (p. 321-322)
  11. Blessed Well (p. 322-323)
  12. Prayers (p. 323-324)
  13. A Prayer for the Dead (p. 325)
  14. A Prayer to Take Away a Toothache (p. 326)
  15. Charms or Pishrogues in Connection with Milk (p. 327-329)
  16. Houses (p. 329-331)
  17. Weather-Lore (p. 332-333)
  18. Funerals (p. 333-335)
  19. Fairy Forts (p. 336-338)
  20. Hedge-Schools (p. 338-339)
  21. Food (p. 340-342)
  22. Graveyards (p. 343-344)
  23. Games (p. 345-349)
  24. Cluichí an Aosa Óig (p. 350)
  25. Cluichí Eile (p. 351-356)
  26. Herbs (p. 357-359)
  27. Place Names (p. 360-366)
  28. Care of the Feet (p. 367-368)
  29. Granuaile (p. 369-371)
  30. Banks of the Nile (p. 372-373)
  31. Croppy Boy (p. 374-376)
  32. My Bonny Labouring Boy (p. 377-379)
  33. Jackets Green (p. 380-382)
  34. I am a Stranger in this Country (p. 383-385)
  35. Rich Lady from the North Country (p. 386-388)
  36. Mantle of Green (p. 388-392)
  37. Lowlands Low (p. 393-394)
  38. Patrick Sheehan (p. 395-397)
  39. True Lover of Mine (p. 398-401)
  40. Potato Crop (p. 402-404)
  41. Birds (p. 405-407)
  42. Landlords - Bourke of Kilimar (p. 408-409)
  43. Stories - Kilbride (p. 410-411)
  44. Story (p. 412-413)
  45. Artificial Lights (p. 414-415)
  46. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 416-418)
  47. Lore of Certain Days (p. 419-420)
  48. Festival Customs (p. 421-423)
Origin information
Lisduff, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 119, p. 305a-423)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Toothache   linked data (lcsh)
Charms   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
School location
LisduffAn Lios DubhLisduffKilledanGallenMayo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0119/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Mayo 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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