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

Original reference: 0939/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Monaghan schools

  1. Scéal - Páid, Siubhan agus an Ministéir (p. 126-130)
  2. Scéal (p. 131-133)
  3. Scéal (p. 134-137)
  4. Folk-Tales - Religious (p. 138)
  5. Folk-Tales - Religious (p. 139)
  6. Folk-Tales - Religious (p. 139)
  7. Chapel Moyle (p. 140)
  8. Cure for Sore on Lips (p. 140-141)
  9. Cure of Headache (p. 142)
  10. Burn (p. 142)
  11. Cure of Sprain - How it Originated (p. 142)
  12. Focail Ghaeilge atá in Úsáid sa Bhéarla (p. 143-145)
  13. Historic - Local Industries that Have Disappeared (p. 146-149)
  14. Traditions of Historic Personages (p. 150)
  15. Tradition has it that in the days of the Fenians a number of the rebels were on one occasion drilling on a hill near Loughegish shore. (p. 150)
  16. Ruling Irish family (local) still remembered in this area was the McMahon family. (p. 151)
  17. Famine Period (p. 152)
  18. Local Estates (p. 152)
  19. An iron candlestick made by a blacksmith, about two feet high, which used sit on floor and had a socket at top in which candle sat used to be largely used. (p. 152)
  20. Famine (p. 153)
  21. Names of Fields (p. 154-155)
  22. Bonfires (p. 156)
  23. Foods and Drinks (p. 157)
  24. Focail Ghaeilge atá in Úsáid sa Bhéarla (p. 158-162)
  25. Pistreoga (p. 160)
  26. Local Traditions of St Patrick (p. 161)
  27. Mass Rocks (p. 163)
  28. Pistreoga (p. 164)
  29. Tricks at Wakes (p. 164-166)
  30. Funeral Customs (p. 167)
  31. Marriage Customs (p. 168-171)
  32. Fairies - How Fairies Originated (p. 172)
  33. Fairies - Man Kidnapped by Fairies (p. 172-173)
  34. Fairies - Large Island on Lough Egish (p. 173-174)
  35. Fairies (p. 174)
  36. Fairies (p. 174)
  37. Rhymes (p. 175)
  38. Cures (p. 177-179)
  39. Potato Crop (p. 180-181)
  40. Funny Story (p. 182-184)
  41. Funny Story (p. 184-185)
  42. Silk Skirt (p. 185-187)
  43. Tuner (p. 187-188)
  44. Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Giant (p. 188-189)
  45. Ghost-Story (p. 189-190)
  46. Riddles (p. 191-202)
  47. Local Poetry (p. 203)
  48. Song (p. 204)
  49. Song (p. 205)
  50. Bread (p. 206-207)
  51. Weather-Lore (p. 208-209)
  52. My Home District (p. 210)
  53. My Home District (p. 211)
  54. My Home District (p. 212-213)
  55. Local Place Names (p. 213-215)
  56. Strong Men (p. 215-216)
  57. Local Landlord (p. 216-217)
  58. Local Landlord (p. 217-218)
  59. Old Crafts (p. 218-219)
  60. Thatching (p. 220)
  61. Local Marriage Customs (p. 220-222)
  62. Churning (p. 222-224)
  63. Recitation (p. 224-228)
  64. Recitation - Smuggling Over the Border (p. 228-232)
  65. Story (p. 233-234)
Origin information
Laragh, Co. Monaghan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 939, p. 125-271)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Monaghan (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Headache   linked data (lcsh)
Burns and scalds   linked data (lcsh)
Sprains   linked data (lcsh)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Fenians   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
local legends   linked data (afset)
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Wake services   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Finn MacCumhaill, 3rd cent.   linked data (viaf)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0939/3

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:51621595>
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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