Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Charraig (school) (Carrick, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher S. Ó Tiománaí.

Original reference: 0987/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Survivals - Words and Phrases (p. 068)
  2. Ethnographic (p. 069)
  3. Classification of Pupils (Hair Colour) (p. 070)
  4. Historic (p. 071)
  5. Nicknames (p. 071)
  6. Site of battle Finea not a new bridge but a little to the west on the River Inny... (p. 072)
  7. Topographic (p. 073-074)
  8. Social (p. 075)
  9. List of Managers (p. 076)
  10. List of Principal Teachers (p. 076)
  11. Religions (p. 077)
  12. Parish of Drumlumman (p. 078)
  13. Penal Days - A Story about McGuire's Tower (p. 101-102)
  14. Festival Customs - Hallow-e'en Customs (p. 103-104)
  15. Local Monuments (p. 105-106)
  16. Stories re Lake Sheelin - Funeral (p. 107)
  17. Stories re Lake Sheelin - Pot of Gold (p. 107)
  18. Stories re Lake Sheelin - How Lake Sheelin Got Its Name (p. 108)
  19. Old Schools (p. 109)
  20. Local Place Names - Story (p. 110-112)
  21. Festival Customs - May Day (p. 113)
  22. Festival Customs - St Stephen's Day (p. 113-114)
  23. Festival Customs - Easter Sunday (p. 115)
  24. Festival Customs - Whit Time (p. 115-116)
  25. Collection of Riddles (p. 117-121)
  26. Local Marriage Customs (p. 122-123)
  27. Stories of the Holy Family (p. 124)
  28. Local Fairs (p. 125-126)
  29. My Home District (p. 126-127)
  30. Local Happenings (p. 127-128)
  31. Severe Weather (p. 129-130)
  32. Local Cures (p. 131-132)
  33. Weather-Lore (p. 133)
  34. Fairy Forts (p. 134)
  35. Famine Times (p. 135)
  36. Song (p. 136-137)
  37. Patron Saint of the Diocese (p. 138)
  38. Potato Crop (p. 139-142)
  39. Funny Story (p. 143)
  40. Churning (p. 143-144)
  41. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 145)
  42. Certain Days (p. 146)
  43. Games I Play (p. 147)
  44. Herbs (p. 148)
  45. Old Houses (p. 149)
  46. Travelling Folk (p. 150)
  47. Local Forge (p. 151)
  48. Care of the Feet (p. 152)
  49. Local Landlord (p. 153)
  50. Prayers (p. 154)
  51. Industry - Lime-Making (p. 155)
  52. Bread (p. 156)
  53. Old Graveyards (p. 157)
  54. Buying and Selling (p. 158)
  55. Clothes (p. 159)
  56. Food in Olden Times (p. 160)
Origin information
Carrick, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 987, p. 66-160)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Names, Personal--Folklore
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
narratives   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
May (Month)--Folklore
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
Pentecost Festival   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0987/3

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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