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Ballygar (C)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballygar (C) (school) (Ballygar, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Eithne, Bean Uí Liatháin.

Original reference: 0084/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Pisreoga (p. 019)
  2. Pisreoga (p. 020-022)
  3. Pisreoga (p. 024)
  4. Pisreoga (p. 025)
  5. Folklore (p. 026-027)
  6. Pisreoga (p. 028)
  7. Local Stories (p. 029)
  8. Did you ever see a half a pigs head with two eyes? (p. 030)
  9. Pisreoga (p. 031-032)
  10. It is not right to bring a brush from the old house into a new house it is right to leave it in the old house. (p. 033)
  11. Pisreoga (p. 034-035)
  12. Local Stories (p. 036)
  13. Hidden Treasures (p. 037)
  14. Weather-Lore (p. 037)
  15. There used to be faction fights in Ballaghlea and when the people were coming home a man would take off his coat and leave it on the road... (p. 038)
  16. One of the real chieftains of Uí Máine became a priest and went to France with James II. (p. 038-039)
  17. Pisreoga (p. 040)
  18. Old Rhymes (p. 041-042)
  19. Stories of the Bad Times (p. 043-045)
  20. Paidreacha (p. 046)
  21. Paidir Eile (p. 047)
  22. Paidir Eile (p. 047)
  23. Paidir Eile Called Gairdín Pháiric (p. 047)
  24. Scéal fé Naomh Bríd (p. 048)
  25. Scéal Eile (p. 048-049)
  26. Paidreacha (p. 050)
  27. Cleas an Mhála (p. 051-053)
  28. Féile Mártain (p. 054-055)
  29. Ranna Beaga (p. 056-057)
  30. Seanfhocal (p. 058)
  31. Chóinnigh an bhanaltra agus greim air láimh an páisde aici agus í an rann seo air siubhal aici. (p. 059)
  32. Tréinín Rua (p. 060-061)
  33. Gaiscíoch Táilliúra (p. 062)
  34. Paidrín Pháiric (p. 063a)
  35. A Mhaidin Mhuire tar agus réidh mo chás... (p. 063a)
  36. Ag Dul a Choladh (p. 063)
  37. Ag Luí do Leaba (p. 064)
  38. Ag Coigilt na Tine (p. 064)
  39. Cailín a bhí i dtigh mór den Tighearna Talmhan... (p. 064-065)
  40. Story (p. 066)
  41. Story (p. 067)
  42. Story (p. 068)
  43. Story (p. 068)
  44. Story (p. 068)
  45. Story (p. 068-069)
  46. Cures (p. 070-073)
  47. Folklore Story (p. 074)
  48. Folklore Story (p. 075-078)
  49. Folklore (p. 079)
  50. dies in your house. (p. 080)
  51. Teampall - Folklore Story (p. 081-083)
  52. Linen Industry (p. 084-089)
Origin information
Ballygar, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 84, p. 18-89)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
local legends   linked data (afset)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Gangs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Brigid, of Ireland, Saint, ca. 453-ca. 524   linked data (viaf)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Saint Martin's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallygarBéal Átha GhárthaBallygarKilleroranKillianGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0084/2

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 <>
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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