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

Original reference: 0613/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Clare schools

  1. Tobar an Mhic Tuaigh - Also Called Tobairín Domhnaigh (p. 351-352)
  2. Poll Caoch (p. 353)
  3. Blessed Well (p. 354)
  4. Hidden Gold (p. 355)
  5. Weather Forecasts (p. 356-357)
  6. Marriage (p. 358-361)
  7. Scéal Grinn (p. 362)
  8. Ghost Story (p. 363)
  9. Seanfhocail (p. 364-365)
  10. Paidreacha (p. 366-367)
  11. Amhrán (p. 368)
  12. Aisling (p. 369-370)
  13. Amhrán - Mo Rann (p. 371)
  14. Hurling and Football (p. 372)
  15. Fir Láidre (p. 373-374)
  16. Seanscoileanna (p. 375)
  17. Penal Days (p. 376)
  18. Leigheasanna (p. 377-378)
  19. Ráthanna agus Liosanna (p. 379)
  20. In the Penal Times (p. 380-381)
  21. The Famine (p. 382)
  22. Pedlars and Tramps (p. 383-385)
  23. A Churn (p. 385-386)
  24. Riddles (p. 386-388)
  25. Smith and His Forge (p. 389-390)
  26. Ruins (p. 391)
  27. Famous People (p. 391-392)
Origin information
Ruan, Co. Clare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 613, p. 348-392)
English  irish  
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
School location
RuanAn RuánRuanRuanInchiquinClare
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0613/4

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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