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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Killummod (school) (Killummod, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Tadhg Ó Bhioscáin.

Original reference: 0237/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Folklore - Funny Story (p. 251)
  2. Local Treasure (p. 251-252)
  3. Funny Story (p. 252-254)
  4. Funny Story (p. 254-255)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 255-256)
  6. Hidden Treasure (p. 257)
  7. Old Schools (p. 257-258)
  8. Hedge-Schools (p. 258-259)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 259)
  10. Hedge-Schools (p. 259-261)
  11. Old Crafts (p. 261-262)
  12. Marriage Customs (p. 262-264)
  13. Local Cures (p. 264-268)
  14. Potato Crop (p. 268-269)
  15. Festival Customs (p. 269-271)
  16. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 271-272)
  17. Churning (p. 272)
  18. Care of the Feet (p. 273)
  19. Landlord (p. 273-274)
  20. Food in Olden Times (p. 274-275)
  21. Hidden Treasure (p. 275-276)
  22. Fairies (p. 276-277)
  23. Strong Men (p. 277-278)
  24. Local Heroes (p. 278-280)
  25. Weather-Lore (p. 281-284)
  26. Local Heroes (p. 284-285)
  27. Old Story (p. 285-286)
  28. Travelling Folk (p. 286-287)
  29. Fairy Story (p. 287-288)
  30. Fairy Story (p. 288-292)
  31. My Home District (p. 292-293)
  32. Games I Play (p. 293-300)
  33. Accounts of Old Houses (p. 300-301)
  34. Leprechaun (p. 301)
  35. Story of a Leprechaun's Deeds (p. 302)
  36. Leprechaun Got Away (p. 302-303)
  37. Old Graveyards (p. 303-304)
  38. Local Fairs (p. 304-305)
  39. Religious Stories (p. 305-308)
  40. Funny Story Connected with Animals (p. 308-309)
  41. Old Songs (p. 310-313)
  42. O'Beirne's Mary Anne (p. 313-315)
  43. Johnny From Kilmore (p. 315-317)
  44. Farewell to Cloonfad (p. 317-321)
  45. My Mother's Merchandise (p. 321-324)
  46. Prayers (p. 325-326)
  47. O most Sacred Heart of Jesus I consecrate to thee my life myself my thoughts my words my actions... (p. 326-327)
  48. Prayer for a Toothache (p. 327)
  49. Say seven Our Fathers, seven Hail Mary's and seven Glory be to the Father's... (p. 328-330)
  50. Riddles (p. 331-339)
  51. Proverbs (p. 340-342)
  52. Piseoga (p. 343-344)
Origin information
Killummod, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 237, p. 250-344)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Toothache   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
School location
KillummodCill LomadKillummodKillummodBoyleRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0237/4

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 <>
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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