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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cormeen (school) (Cormeen, Co. Monaghan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Anna Leary.

Original reference: 0958/6

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Monaghan schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 003-006)
  2. Storms (p. 007)
  3. Storms (p. 007-008)
  4. Storms (p. 008-009)
  5. Fairy Tales (p. 010)
  6. Fairy Tales (p. 010-011)
  7. Fairy Tales (p. 011-012)
  8. Old Crafts - Churn-Making (p. 013)
  9. Hand Scutching of Flax (p. 014-017)
  10. Thatching (p. 018)
  11. Basket-Making (p. 018-019)
  12. Fairy Forts (p. 020-021)
  13. Riddles (p. 022-033)
  14. Old Schools (p. 034)
  15. Local Marriage Customs (p. 035-038)
  16. Local Happenings (p. 039)
  17. Local Happenings (p. 039-040)
  18. Local Names (p. 041-045)
  19. Local Cures (p. 046-048)
  20. Local Toys (p. 049-051)
  21. My Home District (p. 052-054)
  22. Local Roads (p. 055-056)
  23. Herbs (p. 057-058)
  24. Potato Crop (p. 059-061)
  25. Proverbs (p. 062-063)
  26. Festival Customs (p. 064-065)
  27. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 066-067)
  28. Travelling Folk (p. 068)
  29. Bird-Lore (p. 069-070)
  30. Churning (p. 071)
  31. Care of the Feet (p. 072-073)
  32. Local Forge (p. 074-075)
  33. Clothes Made Locally (p. 076-077)
  34. Local Fairs (p. 078-079)
  35. Local Landlords (p. 080-081)
  36. Food in Olden Times (p. 082-083)
  37. Bread (p. 084-085)
  38. Buying and Selling (p. 086-087)
  39. Old Houses (p. 088-089)
  40. Old Story (p. 090-092)
Origin information
Cormeen, Co. Monaghan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 958, p. 1-92)
Folklore--Ireland--Monaghan (County)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CormeenAn Chorr MhínCormeenMonaghanMonaghanMonaghan
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0958/6

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Monaghan 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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