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Naoimh Ióseiph

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

Original reference: 0235/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 001-002)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 002-004)
  3. Severe Weather - A Great Storm (p. 004-005)
  4. Old Crafts (p. 006-011)
  5. Local Cures (p. 011-015)
  6. In The Penal Days (p. 016-017)
  7. Riddles (p. 018-020)
  8. Great Fire (p. 021)
  9. Local Ruins (p. 022-025)
  10. Homemade Toys (p. 025-028)
  11. Local Heroes (p. 029-035)
  12. Games I Play (p. 036-039)
  13. Festival Customs (p. 040-046)
  14. Churning (p. 046-049)
  15. Fairy Forts (p. 050-051)
  16. Old Story (p. 051-055)
  17. Local Fairs (p. 056-058)
  18. Local Marriage Customs (p. 059-061)
  19. Care of the Feet (p. 062-066)
  20. Song - Farewell to Boyle (p. 066-071)
  21. Leipreachán or Mermaid (p. 072-080)
  22. Food in Olden Times (p. 081-088)
  23. Protective Corslet of Mary (p. 089-091)
  24. Landlords (p. 091-097)
  25. Old Graveyards (p. 098-100)
  26. Festival Customs - May Eve (p. 101-105)
  27. Old Giants (p. 106-114)
  28. Old Sayings and Superstitions (p. 109-111)
  29. Song (p. 115-117)
  30. Old Graveyards (p. 118-119)
  31. Strange Animals (p. 120-121)
  32. Superstitions (p. 121-123)
Origin information
Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 235, p. 1b-123)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
School location
BoyleMainistir na BúilleBoyleBoyleRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0235/2

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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