Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Inishcaltra (school) (Cappaduff, Co. Clare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Énrí Ó Loingsigh.

Original reference: 0589/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Clare schools

  1. Parish of Iniscealtra (p. 003-011)
  2. Cures of Long Ago (p. 012-015)
  3. Customs of the People in this Locality (p. 016-019)
  4. Patron Saint of this Parish (p. 020-022)
  5. Local Graveyards (p. 023-025)
  6. Marriages (p. 026-027)
  7. Bread (p. 028-029)
  8. Forges (p. 030-031)
  9. Landlords of the District (p. 032-033)
  10. Clothes (p. 034-035)
  11. Churning (p. 036-037)
  12. Farm Animals (p. 038)
  13. Potatoes (p. 039-040)
  14. Meals of Long Ago (p. 041-042)
  15. Hurling and Football (p. 043)
  16. Games (p. 044)
  17. Feast-Days of the Year (p. 045-048)
  18. Riddles (p. 049-050)
  19. Old Sayings (p. 051)
  20. Care of the Feet (p. 052)
  21. Local Fairs (p. 053)
  22. Certain Days (p. 054)
  23. Weather Omens (p. 055-056)
  24. Fair Days (p. 057)
  25. Roads of the Parish (p. 058)
  26. Wild Animals (p. 059)
  27. Wandering Class (p. 060)
  28. Houses of Long Ago (p. 061)
  29. Herbs (p. 062)
  30. Chapel (p. 063)
  31. School (p. 064)
  32. Forts (p. 065)
  33. Weather Omens (p. 066)
  34. Bean Sí and the Leprechaun (p. 067)
  35. Holy Wells of this Locality (p. 068)
  36. Pastimes (p. 069)
  37. Old Saying of this Parish (p. 070-071)
  38. Care of the Feet (p. 072)
  39. Old Trades (p. 073)
  40. Famous Storytellers (p. 074)
  41. Bean Sí and the Leprechaun (p. 075-076)
  42. Old Trades (p. 077-078)
  43. Bad Times (p. 079)
  44. Pastimes (p. 080)
  45. My Own District (p. 081-082)
  46. Famous Oarsmen (p. 083)
  47. Mt Shannon (p. 084)
  48. Funny Stories (p. 085)
  49. Boat Making (p. 086)
  50. Strong Men (p. 087)
  51. Penal Times (p. 088)
  52. Place Names (p. 089)
  53. Funerals (p. 090)
  54. Songs (p. 091)
  55. Weather Omens (p. 092)
Origin information
Cappaduff, Co. Clare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 589, p. 1-92)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0589/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Clare 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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