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Cnoc Breac

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cnoc Breac (school) (New Inn, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher M. Ó Maoldúin.

Original reference: 0045/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Oh then tell me Sergt. Dunphy, tell me why you hurry so ... (p. 0263-0265)
  2. Down in Galway city, the city of note + fame ... (p. 0266-0267)
  3. You brave Irish people Where e're ye may be, (p. 0268-0270)
  4. Farewell to call winter, Summer come at last, (p. 0271-0273)
  5. Marriage Customs (p. 0274-0278)
  6. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 0279-0281)
  7. Churning (p. 0282-0284)
  8. Landlords (p. 0285-0287)
  9. Fairies (p. 0288-0289)
  10. Old Crafts (p. 0290-0291)
  11. Festival Customs (p. 0292-0294)
  12. Place Names (p. 0295-0296)
  13. Religious Stories (p. 0297-0299)
  14. Herbs (p. 0300-0302)
  15. There was a rich farmer's daughter, Lived near the town of Ross (p. 0303-0306)
  16. Young men and young maidins, I pray lend an ear (p. 0307-0311)
  17. Star of Donegal (p. 0312-0315)
  18. At a cottage door one wintery night, as the snow lay on that ground (p. 0316-0318)
  19. Irish Words Used in English (p. 0319-0321)
  20. Old Proverbs (p. 0322-0323)
  21. As an Irish boy was leaving, Leaving his native home, (p. 0324-0325)
  22. Signs of Weather (p. 0326-0328)
  23. Weather-Lore (p. 0329-0332)
  24. Riddles (p. 0333-0336)
  25. Hedge-Schools (p. 0337-0339)
  26. Proverbs (p. 0340-0344)
  27. My Home District (p. 0345-0347)
  28. Landlord (p. 0348-0351)
  29. Old Story (p. 0352-0356)
  30. Local Place Names (p. 0357-0359)
  31. Herbs (p. 0360-0363)
  32. Local Cures (p. 0364-0367)
  33. Story of the Penal Times (p. 0368-0370)
  34. Holy Wells (p. 0371-0373)
  35. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 0374-0378)
  36. Story (p. 0379-0380)
  37. Seanfhocla (p. 0381-0382)
Origin information
New Inn, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 45, p. 261-382)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Gobán Saor (Legendary character)   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
New InnAn Cnoc BreacNew InnKillaanKilconnellGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0045/4

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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