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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Liatra (school) (Lettera, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Mac Sheoin.

Original reference: 0013/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 033-036)
  2. Witch of Ballinlough Lake (p. 037-038)
  3. Local Funny Story (p. 039-041)
  4. Hidden Treasure (p. 042-043)
  5. Hidden Treasure (p. 043-046)
  6. Hedge-Schools (p. 047-049)
  7. Local Cures (p. 050-051)
  8. Local Heroes (p. 052-053)
  9. Fairy Forts (p. 054-056)
  10. Potato Crop (p. 057-059)
  11. Home Districts (p. 060-062)
  12. Home Districts (p. 063-064)
  13. Home Districts (p. 065-066)
  14. Home Districts (p. 067)
  15. Home Districts (p. 068-069)
  16. Holy Wells (p. 070-071)
  17. Local Fairs (p. 072-073)
  18. Best Ghost Story I Ever Heard (p. 074-078)
  19. Collection of Riddles (p. 079-080)
  20. Riddles (p. 081-083)
  21. Lore of Certain Days (p. 084)
  22. Local Song - Pat Gilmore's Beautiful Cake (p. 085-086)
  23. Local Song (p. 087-089)
  24. Food in Olden Times - The Making of an Oaten Cake (p. 090)
  25. Halloween Customs (p. 091-093)
  26. Weather-Lore (p. 094-095)
  27. Bird-Lore (p. 096-097)
  28. In the Penal Times (p. 098-099)
  29. Local Marriage Customs (p. 100-102)
  30. Travelling Folk (p. 103-104)
  31. Churning (p. 105-107)
  32. Local Meeting (p. 108)
  33. Local Grave (p. 109)
  34. Care of the Feet (p. 110)
  35. Herbs (p. 111)
  36. Leipreachán (p. 112-113)
  37. Football Matches (p. 114)
  38. Bread-Making in Olden Times (p. 115-116)
  39. Care of Farm Animals (p. 117-120)
  40. Local Poets (p. 121)
  41. Night of the Big Wind (p. 122)
  42. Customs of Saint Bridget's Day (p. 123)
  43. Houses in Olden Times (p. 124)
  44. Basket-Making (p. 125)
  45. St Stephen's Day (p. 126)
  46. Food in Olden Times (p. 127)
  47. Leatra Boys (p. 128)
  48. Festival Customs (p. 129)
  49. May Day and Whit Sunday (p. 129-130)
  50. Meelick Landlord (p. 131)
  51. Local Tailor (p. 132)
Origin information
Lettera, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 13, p. 32-132)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Brigid's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Stephen's Day   linked data (lcsh)
May (Month)--Folklore
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0013/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway 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

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Liatra is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Copyright of the original resource: University College Dublin

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