Belcarra (C.)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Belcarra (C.) (school) (Ballycarra, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mary T. Moran.

Original reference: 0094/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Gallow's Hill (p. 400-402)
  2. Little Rope (p. 401a-403)
  3. Gallow's Hill (p. 404-406)
  4. Loch na mBreac Caoch (p. 407-408)
  5. Fairy Bush (p. 407-409)
  6. Noggin House (p. 410-414)
  7. Sacred Stream (p. 415-417)
  8. Riddles (p. 418-420)
  9. What People Did Long Ago (p. 421-422)
  10. Lough Cíarán (p. 423-426)
  11. Fairy Queen (p. 427-429)
  12. Fairy Cow (p. 430-433)
  13. Graffy (p. 434-437)
  14. Stolen Child (p. 438-441)
  15. Flock of Geese (p. 442-446)
  16. Saint Patrick and Donal (His Servant) (p. 447-450)
  17. Queer Night's Spinning (p. 451-453)
  18. Fairies' Playground (p. 455-459)
  19. Nailers (p. 460-462)
  20. Cnoc na bhFíadhach-Trades (p. 464-473)
  21. Churning (p. 474-476)
  22. Cottage School (p. 477-479)
  23. Apple from the Garden of Eden (p. 480-481)
  24. Invisible Music (p. 482-483)
  25. Release (p. 484)
  26. Marriages (p. 486-487)
  27. Oats (p. 489-492)
  28. Easter Time (p. 494-496)
  29. Crane Building (p. 498-499)
  30. Old Church (p. 501-504)
  31. Olden Times (p. 505-506)
Origin information
Ballycarra, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 94, p. 400a-506)
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Mermaids   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Nail craft   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Easter   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BallycarraBaile na CoraBallycarraDrumCarraMayo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0094/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Mayo 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.

Rights & Usage Conditions

Creative Commons License
Belcarra (C.) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Copyright of the original resource: University College Dublin

To use for commercial purposes, please contact the National Folklore Collection, UCD - See: