Gort na Gaoithe

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Gort na Gaoithe (school) (Windfield, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher M. Ó Lócháin.

Original reference: 0046/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Story (p. 0019)
  2. Story (p. 0020-0021)
  3. Signs of the Weather as Observed in the Sky, Sun, Moon, Stars, Clouds and Rainbow (p. 0022)
  4. Signs of the Weather as Observed in the Sky, Sun, Moon, Stars, Clouds and Rainbow (p. 0022)
  5. Signs of the Weather as Observed in the Sky, Sun, Moon, Stars, Clouds and Rainbow (p. 0023)
  6. The only person I heard of that could catch hares and rabbits by running after is John Carty of Toomard. (p. 0023-0024)
  7. On a Family of the Eglinton (p. 0024-0025)
  8. Hedge-Schools (p. 0025-0026)
  9. Hedge-School (p. 0026-0027)
  10. Basket-Making (p. 0027)
  11. Forge Work (p. 0028)
  12. Local Marriages (p. 0028-0030)
  13. Penal Times (p. 0030-0031)
  14. Penal Times (p. 0031)
  15. Old Place Names (p. 0031-0032)
  16. Old Place Names (p. 0032-0033)
  17. Bird-Lore (p. 0033-0034)
  18. Local Cures (p. 0034-0035)
  19. Local Cures (p. 0035-0036)
  20. Old Cures (p. 0036-0037)
  21. Old Cures (p. 0037)
  22. Old Cures (p. 0037-0038)
  23. Local Cures (p. 0038-0039)
  24. The unlucky day of the week is Saturday. (p. 0039)
  25. The day of the week on which the 28th December falls is the 'Odd Day'. (p. 0039-0040)
  26. Famine Times (p. 0040-0041)
  27. Colours (p. 0041)
  28. My Home District (p. 0041-0043)
  29. Holy Wells (p. 0044)
  30. Herbs (p. 0044-0045)
  31. Potatoes (p. 0046)
  32. Potatoes (p. 0047)
  33. Old Proverbs (p. 0047-0048)
  34. Feasts (p. 0049)
  35. Feasts (p. 0049-0050)
  36. St Martin's Day (p. 0051)
  37. Festival Customs (p. 0051)
  38. St John's Day (p. 0051)
  39. There are many farm animals at home such as the cow, horse, donkey, goat, cat, dog. (p. 0052-0053)
  40. Butter-Making (p. 0053-0054)
  41. Butter-Making (p. 0054-0055)
  42. Care of the Feet (p. 0055-0056)
  43. Local Forges (p. 0056-0057)
  44. Tailors (p. 0058)
  45. Tailors (p. 0059)
  46. Tailors (p. 0060)
  47. Local Fairs (p. 0061-0062)
  48. Local Fairs (p. 0063)
  49. Local Landlords (p. 0064)
  50. Local Landlords (p. 0065-0066)
  51. Food in Olden Times (p. 0066-0067)
  52. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 0068)
  53. Stories of Fianna (p. 0069)
  54. Fenian Tale (p. 0070)
  55. Song - The Bog of Rushestown (p. 0071)
  56. Song (p. 0072-0074)
  57. Bread (p. 0075)
  58. Bread (p. 0076)
  59. Buying and Selling (p. 0077-0078)
  60. Buying and Selling (p. 0079)
  61. Old Houses (p. 0080)
  62. Old Houses (p. 0081)
  63. Historical Ruins (p. 0082)
  64. Old Ruins (p. 0083)
  65. Old Churchyards (p. 0084)
  66. Churchyards (p. 0085)
  67. Churchyards (p. 0086)
  68. Cross (p. 0087)
Origin information
Windfield, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 46, p. 17-87)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Martin's Day   linked data (lcsh)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
School location
WindfieldTóin le GaoithWindfieldKillianKillianGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0046/2

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:45832895>
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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