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Balla (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Balla (C.) (school) (Balla, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Katie M. Walker.

Original reference: 0096/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Village Forge (p. 1-3)
  2. Riddles (p. 4-7)
  3. Churn (p. 8-9)
  4. Once upon a time there lived a woman outside the town of Claremorris. (p. 9-10)
  5. Food (p. 11-12)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 13-15)
  7. Folklore Story (p. 16-18)
  8. Folklore Story (p. 19-20)
  9. Folklore Story (p. 21-22)
  10. Folklore Story (p. 23-24)
  11. Fairy Forts (p. 25-26)
  12. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 27-29)
  13. Local Roads (p. 30-31)
  14. Landlords (p. 32-33)
  15. Holy Wells (p. 34-37)
  16. Festival Customs (p. 38-41)
  17. Care of the Feet (p. 42-43)
  18. Old Graveyards (p. 44-45)
  19. Potato Crop (p. 46-47)
  20. Local Fairs (p. 48-49)
  21. Lore of Certain Days (p. 50-51)
  22. My Home District (p. 52-53)
  23. Old Houses (p. 54)
  24. Old Houses (p. 54-55)
  25. Buying and Selling (p. 56)
  26. Buying and Selling (p. 57)
  27. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 58)
  28. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 58-59)
  29. Weather-Lore (p. 60-61)
  30. Weather-Lore (p. 61-62)
  31. Bread (p. 63)
  32. Bread (p. 63)
  33. Bread (p. 63-64)
  34. Games I Play (p. 65-66)
  35. Clothes Made Locally (p. 67)
  36. Clothes Made Locally (p. 67-68)
  37. Bird-Lore (p. 69)
  38. Bird-Lore (p. 69-70)
  39. Bird-Lore (p. 70-71)
  40. Severe Weather (p. 72)
  41. Severe Weather (p. 72-73)
  42. Local Ruins (p. 74-75)
  43. Collection of Prayers (p. 76-77)
Origin information
Balla, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 96, p. 1a-77)
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0096/1

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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