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Ráth Maoláin

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ráth Maoláin (school) (Rathmullen, Co. Sligo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Laoise Ní Ruairc.

Original reference: 0185/6

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Sligo schools

  1. Funny Story (p. 0557-0558)
  2. Funny Story (p. 0559-0560)
  3. Hidden Treasure (p. 0561)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 0562)
  5. Riddles (p. 0563-0565)
  6. Weather-Lore (p. 0566-0567)
  7. Big Wind (p. 0568-0569)
  8. Hedge-Schools (p. 0569-0570)
  9. Basket-Making (p. 0571-0572)
  10. Fairy Forts (p. 0573-0575)
  11. Fairy Story (p. 0575-0577)
  12. Local Cures (p. 0578-0580)
  13. Marriage Customs of Rathmullen (p. 0581-0583)
  14. Bird-Lore (p. 0584-0586)
  15. Old Churchyards (p. 0587-0590)
  16. Proverbs and Old Sayings (p. 0591-0593)
  17. Games I Play (p. 0594-0595)
  18. Local Ruins (p. 0596-0598)
  19. Games I Play (p. 0599-0600)
  20. Churning (p. 0601-0603)
  21. Holy Wells (p. 0604-0606)
  22. Ghost Stories (p. 0607)
  23. Ghost Stories (p. 0608)
  24. Ghost Stories (p. 0609-0610)
  25. Local Fairs (p. 0611-0612)
  26. Bread-Making (p. 0613-0615)
  27. Superstitions (p. 0616-0618)
  28. My Home District (p. 0619-0621)
  29. Travelling Folk (p. 0622-0623)
  30. Old Houses (p. 0624-0626)
  31. Furniture of Old Houses (p. 0627-0628)
  32. Our Farm Animals (p. 0629-0631)
  33. Crops in My District (p. 0632-0634)
  34. Forges in My District (p. 0635-0636)
  35. Castle of Ballymote (p. 0637-0639)
  36. Townlands in My District (p. 0640-0642)
  37. Plants that Grow on the Land (p. 0643-0645)
  38. Farmwork (p. 0646-0647)
  39. Collection of Prayers (p. 0648-0651)
  40. Festival Customs (p. 0652-0654)
  41. Market Day (p. 0655-0656)
  42. St Attracta (p. 0657)
  43. Food in Olden Times (p. 0658-0660)
  44. Food in Olden Times (p. 0660-0661)
  45. Buying and Selling (p. 0662-0664)
  46. Landlords (p. 0665-0667)
  47. Battle of Ceis Corainn (p. 0668-0670)
  48. Wakes in Olden Times (p. 0671-0674)
  49. Book of Ballymote (p. 0675-0677)
Origin information
Rathmullen, Co. Sligo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 185, p. 557A-677)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
School location
RathmullenRáth an MhuilinnRathmullenEmlaghfadCorranSligo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0185/6

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Sligo 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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