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Cloch Rua

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cloch Rua (school) (Cloghroe, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Nábla Nic Amhlaidhe.

Original reference: 1101/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Signs of the Weather (p. 041-042)
  2. List of Riddles (p. 043-049)
  3. Funny Story (p. 050-052)
  4. Local Heroes (p. 053)
  5. Local Heroes (p. 054)
  6. Marriage Customs (p. 055-056)
  7. Local Heroes (p. 057-058)
  8. Hallow Eve Customs (p. 059)
  9. Rhymes (p. 060)
  10. Rhymes (p. 060-061)
  11. Rhyme (p. 061-062)
  12. Rhyme (p. 062)
  13. Rhyme (p. 062)
  14. Old Song (p. 063-064)
  15. Old Song (p. 065-066)
  16. Cures (p. 067-069)
  17. Prayer (p. 071)
  18. Prayer (p. 071)
  19. Prayer (p. 071-072)
  20. Prayer (p. 072-073)
  21. Prayer (p. 073)
  22. Old Houses (p. 074)
  23. Penal Times (p. 075)
  24. Old Schools (p. 076)
  25. Severe Weather (p. 077)
  26. Holy Wells (p. 078)
  27. Fairy Forts (p. 079)
  28. Famine Times (p. 080)
  29. Herbs (p. 081)
Origin information
Cloghroe, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1101, p. 40a-81)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
School location
CloghroeAn Chloch RuaCloghroeConvoyRaphoe SouthDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1101/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Donegal 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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