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St Columba's, Buncrana

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from St Columba's, Buncrana (school) (Buncrana, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Eoghan Ua Gallchobhair.

Original reference: 1111/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Na Lochlannaigh (p. 001)
  2. Solas atá le Feiceáil in Rockytown (p. 001-002)
  3. Dóigh a bhFuair Kinnego A Ainm (p. 003-004)
  4. Scéaltaí fá Cholm Cille (p. 004-005)
  5. Scéaltaí fá Cholm Cille (p. 005)
  6. Scéaltaí fá Cholm Cille (p. 006)
  7. Riddles Commonly Heard in the District (p. 007-010)
  8. Christmas Rhymers (p. 011-015)
  9. Tuairm ar chéad bliadhain ó shoin bhí fear muigh ag baint muirinighe ar an chósta. (p. 016-017)
  10. Lá amháin tamall maith bliadhanta ó shoin bhí triúr feirmeoirí as Desertegney ag teacht isteach go Buncrannaighe. (p. 017-018)
  11. Ins na bliadhanta a chuaidh thart beireadha ar móran sgadáin i Loch Súiligh. (p. 018)
  12. Oidhche amháin bhí fear as na Illies ag dul abhaile as an bhaile mhór ... (p. 019)
  13. When you rise up in the morning ¶ And looking for a cure ... (p. 020-021)
  14. One time there was a girl from Gransha keeping company with a Protestant. (p. 021-022)
  15. At the present time in Buncrana lives an old man called William Kavanagh. (p. 023-024)
  16. In the penal days when there was a price on the head of every priest. (p. 025-026)
  17. There was a well in Desertegney said to have been blessed by St Egney. (p. 027)
  18. Once a ghost was supposed to be seen in Gartyargan. (p. 027)
  19. One night there was an old woman coming home from midnight mass. (p. 028)
  20. One day two men went out hunting with dogs. (p. 029)
  21. Bonnie Wee Green in Ballynarry (p. 030)
  22. At one time a man decided to build a house on the green. (p. 030-031)
  23. James and Mary McLoughlin used to live in a small thatched house near the green. (p. 031-032)
  24. Scéaltaí fá Cholm Cille (p. 033-034)
  25. Old Mill (p. 035-037)
  26. There is a place up in the Gransha hills known as the Giants' Den. (p. 038)
  27. Scéal Eile fá Cholm Cille (p. 039)
  28. Once there was a man called Pat McKinney living out in Fallask. (p. 039-040)
  29. There lived a man in Ballymagan called James Donaghy. (p. 040-041)
  30. When the Danes were in Ireland they made a tunnel from Fr Hegarty's Rock to Dirren near Kinnego. (p. 041-042)
  31. There was a beautiful girl living in Desertegney at one time. (p. 042-043)
  32. Hidden Treasure (p. 044)
  33. Hidden Treasure (p. 045-046)
  34. There are three standing stones in Hugh Mc Carrons field in Lower Granshaw in the parish of Bunorana which mark the graves of three brothers. (p. 046-047)
  35. Games - The Priest of the Parish (p. 048-049)
  36. Playing Marbles (p. 049-051)
  37. Chestnuts (p. 051-052)
  38. Holes (p. 052-054)
  39. Weather-Lore (p. 054-056)
  40. Weather-Lore (p. 056-058)
  41. Local Cures (p. 058-061)
  42. Hidden Treasure (p. 062)
  43. Local Cures (p. 062-064)
  44. Jack Jack Show Your Light (p. 064-065)
  45. Local Cures (p. 065-067)
  46. One time there was a man called Pat Kearney that lived in a place called Carolina. (p. 067-069)
  47. Blacksmith and His Forge (p. 070-073)
  48. Funny Story (p. 074)
  49. Local Cures (p. 075-076)
  50. Superstitions (p. 076-078)
  51. Homemade Toys (p. 078-080)
  52. Local Toys (p. 081-082)
  53. Story (p. 083-084)
  54. Game (p. 084-085)
  55. When lightening comes some people make a cross out of turf. (p. 085)
  56. Lore of Certain Days (p. 086)
  57. Lore of Certain Days (p. 087)
  58. Herbs (p. 088-089)
  59. Herbs (p. 090-091)
  60. Hedge-School (p. 092-093)
  61. Old School (p. 093-094)
  62. Sinking of the Laurentic (p. 094-095)
  63. Proverbs (p. 096-098)
  64. Story (p. 098-099)
  65. Story (p. 099-100)
  66. Story (p. 100-102)
  67. Story (p. 103-106)
  68. Shandrum Still (p. 107-108)
  69. Story (p. 109-110)
  70. Story (p. 110-112)
  71. Catching Trout (p. 112-115)
  72. Food in Olden Times (p. 115-116)
  73. Famine (p. 116-117)
  74. Valley of Fahan (p. 117-118)
  75. Twas on a dewy summer's night, it hounds my recollection still (p. 118-120)
  76. There is a flat stone in a place called the Green Hill. (p. 120-121)
  77. Local Marriage Customs (p. 121-122)
  78. Story (p. 122-123)
  79. Rockytown Light (p. 123-124)
  80. Funny Story (p. 125-126)
  81. Story (p. 126-127)
  82. How Will o' the Wisp got His Name (p. 127-129)
  83. Story (p. 129-131)
  84. Story (p. 131-135)
  85. Old Crafts (p. 135-136)
  86. In the Penal Times (p. 136)
  87. Local Place Names (p. 137)
  88. Local Cures (p. 137-138)
  89. Homemade Toys (p. 138-139)
  90. Severe Weather (p. 139)
  91. Funny Story (p. 140-141)
  92. Old Crafts (p. 142)
  93. Local Cures (p. 143)
  94. Old Crafts (p. 144)
  95. Old Crafts (p. 145)
  96. Local Cures (p. 146)
  97. 1932 Election (p. 146-148)
  98. Story (p. 149)
  99. Three Stones (p. 150)
  100. Funny Story (p. 151)
  101. Place Names (p. 152)
  102. Story (p. 153-154)
  103. Story (p. 154-155)
  104. Swilly's Lovely Shore (p. 155-156)
  105. One day Colmcille was passing through Umricam. (p. 157)
  106. Story (p. 158-159)
  107. Story (p. 159-160)
  108. Story (p. 160)
  109. Riddles (p. 161-163)
  110. Story (p. 164)
  111. Story (p. 165)
  112. Story (p. 166-167)
  113. Story (p. 168)
Origin information
Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1111, p. 1a-168)
Languages
English  irish  
Genre
Chapter
Subject
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Columba, Saint, 521-597   linked data (viaf)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Weather--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Fishing   linked data (lcsh)
Food--Folklore
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Will-o'-the-wisp   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BuncranaBun CrannchaBuncranaFahan LowerInishowen WestDonegal
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4493756
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1111/1

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:44937565>
Funding
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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