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Coill an tSrotha

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Coill an tSrotha (school) (Cullentragh, Co. Leitrim), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Ss. Mac Dhorchaidh.

Original reference: 0197/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Leitrim schools

  1. Local Place Names (p. 431-432)
  2. Local Townlands (p. 433)
  3. Place Names (p. 434)
  4. Riddles and Answers (p. 435)
  5. Weather-Lore (p. 436)
  6. Old Crafts - Spinning (p. 437)
  7. Local Marriage Customs (p. 438-439)
  8. Local Roads (p. 440)
  9. Potato Crop (p. 441-442)
  10. Local Graveyards (p. 443)
  11. Local Fairs (p. 444)
  12. Games I Play (p. 445-446)
  13. Local Cures (p. 447)
  14. Local Landlord (p. 448)
  15. Food in Olden Times (p. 449-450)
  16. Sayings (p. 451)
  17. Festival Customs (p. 452-453)
  18. Our Farm Animals (p. 454)
  19. Leipreachán (p. 455)
  20. Care of Our Feet (p. 456-457)
  21. Old Irish Tale (p. 458)
  22. Incidents During the Penal Days (p. 459)
  23. Local Forge (p. 460)
  24. Buying and Selling (p. 461)
  25. Churning (p. 462)
  26. Bread in Olden Times (p. 463)
  27. Bird-Lore (p. 464)
  28. Lore of Certain Days (p. 465)
  29. Travelling Folk (p. 466)
  30. Local Character (p. 467)
  31. Manorhamilton Castle (p. 468)
  32. Homemade Toys (p. 469)
  33. Emblems (p. 470)
  34. Collection of Prayers (p. 471)
  35. Local Heroes (p. 472)
  36. Flu (p. 473)
  37. Halloweve Customs (p. 474)
  38. Funny Story (p. 475)
  39. Old Songs (p. 476-477)
  40. Famine Times (p. 478)
  41. Festival Customs - Christmas (p. 479)
Origin information
Cullentragh, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 197, p. 430-479)
Folklore--Ireland--Leitrim (County)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CullentraghAn ChuileanntrachCullentraghCloonclareDrumahaireLeitrim
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0197/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Leitrim 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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