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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Drumcar (school) (Drumcar, Co. Louth), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs Bell.

Original reference: 0671/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Louth schools

  1. Funny Story (p. 079-080)
  2. Funny Story (p. 081)
  3. Funny Story (p. 082-083)
  4. Ghost Story (p. 084)
  5. Funny Story (p. 085-087)
  6. Funny Story (p. 088)
  7. Funny Story (p. 088-089)
  8. Ghost Story (p. 090-091)
  9. Ghost Story (p. 089-092)
  10. Riddles (p. 092-093)
  11. Riddles (p. 094-095)
  12. Strong Man (p. 095-096)
  13. Strong Man (p. 096)
  14. Old Craft (p. 097-098)
  15. Old Craft (p. 099)
  16. Old Craft (p. 100)
  17. Games (p. 101)
  18. Of the Famine (p. 102)
  19. Of the Famine (p. 103)
  20. Bolton's Castle (p. 104)
  21. Cromwell is supposed to have passed through Drumcar on his way to Annagassan. (p. 105)
  22. Ghost Stories (p. 106)
  23. During the Land War, bog men or stick-men were very busy and there were many secret societies. (p. 107)
  24. Weather-Lore (p. 108-109)
  25. Old Crafts (p. 110-111)
  26. Intoxicants were smuggled to Ganderstown strand and sent inland to Ardee, Cavan, etc. (p. 112)
  27. Local Place Names (p. 113)
  28. Bird-Lore (p. 115-118)
  29. Place Names (p. 119-120)
  30. Old Schools (p. 121)
  31. Holy Wells (p. 122)
  32. Certain Days (p. 123)
  33. Herbs (p. 124-125)
  34. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 126)
  35. People say that no milk must be sold on May Morning... (p. 127)
  36. Local Cures (p. 128)
  37. Landlord (p. 129)
  38. Food (p. 130)
  39. Potato Crop (p. 131-133)
  40. Churning (p. 134-135)
  41. Local Forge (p. 136-137)
  42. Clothes Made Locally (p. 138-139)
  43. Local Fairs (p. 140-141)
  44. Bread (p. 142-143)
  45. Buying and Selling (p. 143-145)
  46. Old Houses (p. 145-146)
  47. Local Ruins (p. 147)
  48. Old Graveyards (p. 147-148)
Origin information
Drumcar, Co. Louth
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 671, p. 78-148)
Folklore--Ireland--Louth (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
DrumcarDroim ChoraDrumcarDrumcarArdeeLouth
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0671/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Louth 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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