Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Leamh-choill (school) (Drumsillagh, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Cáit Ní Ghadhra.

Original reference: 0232/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. léarscáil den cheantar (p. 003)
  2. Electoral Division of Tuama South, The Barony of Boyle. The Parish of Ardcarne (p. 004)
  3. Linguistic (p. 005-006)
  4. London (p. 006-007)
  5. Proverbs (p. 008-012)
  6. A rushing sound as of a mighty wind and Mary bowed her head... (p. 012-013)
  7. Shooting of Lord Leitrim (p. 013-014)
  8. Riddles (p. 015-018)
  9. Proverbs (p. 019-020)
  10. Lists of Irish Words and Phrases the has been Adopted into the Popular English Speech (p. 021-024)
  11. Ethnographic (p. 025-026)
  12. Local Heroes (p. 027-034)
  13. Local Traditions of the Red Branch Knights (p. 035)
  14. Lough Ce (p. 036-037)
  15. Ruling Irish Family or Clan (p. 038)
  16. Local Traditions of Historic Personages (p. 039)
  17. Jail, Carrick-on-Shannon (p. 040)
  18. Local Traditions of the Famine Period (p. 041-042)
  19. Local Estate, Names of Landlords (p. 043-044)
  20. Story (True) (p. 045)
  21. Names (p. 046)
  22. Relics of the Brehon Code (p. 047)
  23. Factions-Fights (p. 048-049)
  24. Sports, Pastimes, Horse-Racing (p. 050-051)
  25. Nicknames (p. 052)
  26. Old Song (p. 052)
  27. Historical Ruins in the Neighbourhood (p. 053-56)
  28. Sites of Historic Interest (p. 57)
  29. Ancient Roads, Fords, Trade (p. 58)
  30. Local Industries (p. 59-060)
  31. Agriculture and Industrial Implements (p. 061)
  32. Potato Crop (p. 062)
  33. Household Utensils (p. 063-064)
  34. Old Furniture, Houses, Out-Houses (p. 065-070)
  35. Old Crafts (p. 071)
  36. Local Fairs (p. 072)
  37. Local Forge (p. 073)
  38. Care of our Farm Animals (p. 074)
  39. Topographic (p. 075-077)
  40. Unofficial Names and Official Names (p. 078-080)
  41. Social (p. 081-084)
  42. Travelling Folk (p. 085)
  43. Old Schools (p. 086-087)
  44. Local Happenings (p. 088)
  45. Lore of Certain Days (p. 089)
  46. Weather-Lore (p. 090)
  47. Severe Weather (p. 091-092)
  48. Folk Charms and Cures (p. 093-098)
  49. Religious (p. 099-103)
  50. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 104)
  51. Religious Relics (p. 105)
  52. Folk Prayers, Charms (p. 106)
  53. Principal Festival, Observances, Cermonies (p. 107-109)
  54. Narrative Ballad (p. 110-112)
  55. Archaeological (p. 113-115)
  56. Pisreoga (p. 116-117)
  57. Wake and Funeral Customs (p. 118)
  58. Game of Long Ago (p. 119)
  59. Marriage Customs (p. 120)
  60. Games I Play (p. 121-122)
  61. Belief in Fairies (p. 122-126)
  62. Superstitions (p. 127-128)
  63. Scientific (p. 129-131)
  64. Fairy Forts (p. 132)
  65. Folk Tales (p. 133-134)
  66. There is a pond situated in Major Kirkwood's land about which a strange story is told. (p. 134-135)
  67. One day a man was going to Boyle on a cart. (p. 135-136)
  68. Long ago an old woman lived in a small cabin in the bogs about a mile from Cootehall. (p. 136-137)
  69. Long ago a man who lived near Ballyfermoyle dreamt that a sum of money was hidden under a heap of stones near his home. (p. 138)
  70. Tom Connor's Cat (p. 139-140)
  71. Strong Tom (p. 141-143)
  72. Sea Horse (p. 144-145)
  73. One night a man had a dream in which he was directed to go to a tree on the side of the road... (p. 145-146)
  74. John Murray who lived in Leitrim was an extensive farmer. (p. 147-148)
  75. The giant of "Síse Mór" had a wicked witch as a servant. (p. 148-149)
  76. Long ago an Irishman named Pat died. (p. 149-150)
  77. It is said that dogs are very much afraid of the supernatural. (p. 150-151)
  78. On a certain road two black hounds and a little pup used to travel at night. (p. 151)
  79. Hidden Treasure (p. 152)
  80. Long ago a man named Hegarty lived alone in a little thatched house. (p. 152-154)
  81. One day a man left Cootehall with a load of grain for Sligo. (p. 154-155)
  82. Hidden Treasure (p. 155-156)
  83. One day three men went hunting with hounds in a field near a fort. (p. 156-157)
  84. Hidden Treasure (p. 158)
  85. Hidden Treasure (p. 159-160)
  86. Treasure Guarded by a Spirit (p. 160-161)
  87. One night as John Lynch and Pat Dunne were rowing a boat to the Island... (p. 161)
  88. There was a frog spread in a well... (p. 162-163)
Origin information
Drumsillagh, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 232, p. 1-163)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847   linked data (lcsh)
Gangs   linked data (lcsh)
Names, Personal--Folklore
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Charms   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Wake services   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0232/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Roscommon 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:47986535>
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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