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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Carrowbeg (school) (Carrowbeg, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Rachel Nic an Ridire.

Original reference: 1118/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 449-451)
  2. Harvest Moon (p. 452-453)
  3. Céad Míle Fáilte (p. 453-454)
  4. Riddles (p. 455-460)
  5. Churning (p. 461-462)
  6. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 463-468)
  7. Bread-Lore (p. 470-472)
  8. Local Marriage Customs (p. 473-474)
  9. Food in Olden Times (p. 475-476)
  10. Care of the Feet (p. 477)
  11. Potato Crop (p. 478-479)
  12. Local Cures (p. 480-482)
  13. Old Houses (p. 483-484)
  14. Proverbs (p. 485-488)
  15. Local Forge (p. 489-491)
  16. Funny Story (p. 492-493)
  17. Local Fairs (p. 494-496)
  18. Local Happenings (p. 497)
  19. Local Happenings (p. 497-498)
  20. Herbs (p. 499-501)
  21. Buying and Selling (p. 502-504)
  22. Local Happenings (p. 505)
  23. Clothes Made Locally (p. 506-507)
  24. Leipreachan (p. 508-510)
  25. Mermaids (p. 511-512)
  26. Famine Times (p. 513-515)
  27. Local Happenings (p. 516)
  28. Bird-Lore (p. 517-522)
  29. Local Games (p. 523-526)
  30. Games I Play (p. 527-528)
Origin information
Carrowbeg, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1118, p. 449a-528)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Mermaids   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CarrowbegCarrowbegMoville LowerInishowen EastDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1118/5

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Donegal 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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