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Caisleán Mathúna (B)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Caisleán Mathúna (B) (school) (Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher T. Ó Hárdaigh.

Original reference: 0944/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Monaghan schools

  1. Local Cures (p. 001-004)
  2. Weather-Lore (p. 005)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 006)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 007-008)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 008-009)
  6. Hidden Treasure (p. 010-011)
  7. Churning (p. 012-018)
  8. Superstitions (p. 019-022)
  9. Wedding Customs (p. 023-025)
  10. Food in Olden Times (p. 026-027)
  11. Local Place Names (p. 028-032)
  12. Bird-Lore (p. 033-035)
  13. Old Stories (p. 036-040)
  14. Games (p. 041-045)
  15. Local Ruins (p. 046-049)
  16. Lore of Certain Days (p. 050-051)
  17. Herbs (p. 052-057)
  18. Homemade Toys (p. 058-060)
  19. Travelling Folk (p. 061-063)
  20. Riddles (p. 064-074)
  21. Fairy Forts (p. 075-076)
  22. Landlord (p. 077-082)
  23. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 083-086)
  24. Local Fairs (p. 087-089)
  25. Potato Crop (p. 090-099)
  26. Potato Crop (p. 100)
  27. Prayers (p. 101-105)
  28. Old Houses (p. 106-110)
  29. Local Forges (p. 111-112)
  30. Festival Customs (p. 113-118)
  31. Famine Times (p. 119-120)
  32. Local Poets (p. 121-124)
  33. The Alphabet (p. 125-126)
  34. Farm Animals (p. 127-136)
  35. Castleblayney and the Mac Mahons - A Talk given by Mr B.Coyle in Radio Programme from Castleblayney (p. 137-144)
  36. Local Poets (p. 145-148)
  37. Blackrock, Dundalk (p. 149-151)
  38. Drumalish Lake (Castleblayney) (p. 152-153)
  39. Story (p. 154-156)
  40. Pat the Hill (p. 157-161)
  41. Old Cures (p. 162-167)
Origin information
Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 944, p. 1A-167)
Folklore--Ireland--Monaghan (County)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CastleblayneyBaile na LorganCastleblayneyMonaghan
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0944/1

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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