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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Newbliss (school) (Newbliss, Co. Monaghan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Margaret E. Doogan.

Original reference: 0950/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Monaghan schools

  1. Barony of Dartree (p. 201-203)
  2. Schools (p. 204)
  3. Old Crafts (p. 205-206)
  4. Hedge-Schools (p. 207)
  5. Old Crafts (p. 208-210)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 211-212)
  7. Local Cures (p. 212-215)
  8. A good cure for a sprained ankle is to pour cold water over it... (p. 216)
  9. Signs of The Weather (p. 217-219)
  10. Weather-Lore (p. 220-222)
  11. Local Heroes (p. 223-224)
  12. Local Happenings (p. 225-227)
  13. Local Happenings (p. 228)
  14. Local Happenings (p. 228-229)
  15. Severe Weather (p. 230-231)
  16. Severe Weather (p. 230)
  17. Old Crafts (p. 232-235)
  18. Old Crafts (p. 236)
  19. Local Marriage Customs (p. 237-238)
  20. Local Marriage Customs (p. 239)
  21. Bird-Lore (p. 240-246)
  22. Bird-Lore (p. 247)
  23. Toy-Making (p. 248-250)
  24. Toy-Making (p. 250-251)
  25. Lore of Certain Days (p. 252-253)
  26. Lore of Certain Days (p. 253)
  27. Travelling Folk (p. 254-255)
  28. Local Poets (p. 256)
  29. Famine Times (p. 257)
  30. Games I Play (p. 258-260)
  31. Games (p. 261)
  32. Local Roads (p. 262)
  33. My Home District (p. 263)
  34. Fairy Forts (p. 264)
  35. Potato Crop (p. 265)
  36. Local Herbs (p. 266)
  37. Proverbs (p. 267-268)
  38. Festival Customs (p. 269-272)
  39. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 273)
  40. Churning (p. 274-275)
  41. Care of the Feet (p. 276)
  42. Local Forge (p. 277)
  43. Clothes Made Locally (p. 278)
  44. Local Fairs (p. 279)
  45. Food in Olden Times (p. 280)
  46. Riddles (p. 281-286)
  47. Bread (p. 287-288)
  48. Bread (p. 289)
Origin information
Newbliss, Co. Monaghan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 950, p. 200-289)
Folklore--Ireland--Monaghan (County)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Sprains   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
School location
NewblissCúil DarachNewblissKilleevanDartreeMonaghan
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0950/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Monaghan 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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