Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cronaghbois (school) (Crannogeboy, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Criostóir Ó Beirn.

Original reference: 1048/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Riggidy Bull (p. 288-296)
  2. Mermaid (p. 297-299)
  3. Once upon a time there was a woman and her husband who had friends in Glendowan, and she wanted to visit them...... (p. 300-301)
  4. Haunted House (p. 302-304)
  5. Three Tailors (p. 305-309)
  6. Long ago there lived a man and his wife in a little house for they were very poor. (p. 310-313)
  7. Long ago there lived a man who used to go out hunting every day. (p. 313-315)
  8. Long ago in the penal days a priest used to say mass at a little Altar at the "Coill" near Killsteward. (p. 316-317)
  9. Without title (p. 317-318)
  10. There was once upon a time a man who was looking for lodging. (p. 319-321)
  11. Signs of Good Weather (p. 322)
  12. Signs of Bad Weather (p. 323-324)
  13. Shipwreck (p. 325)
  14. Drowning (p. 325-326)
  15. Danish Wine (p. 327-328)
  16. Shoemaker (p. 328-329)
  17. Marriages (p. 329-332)
  18. Penal Times (p. 333-334)
  19. Loughos Point is an English speaking district. (p. 335-343)
  20. Old Schools (p. 344)
  21. Old Trades (p. 345-346)
  22. Place Names (p. 347-351)
  23. Wild Animals (p. 352)
  24. Clever Fox (p. 353)
  25. Cures (p. 354-355)
  26. Old Schools (p. 356-357)
  27. Guesses (p. 357-361)
  28. Famous People (p. 362)
  29. Pastimes (p. 363)
  30. Snaring Rabbits (p. 363-364)
  31. Fishing (p. 364-365)
  32. Special Days (p. 365)
  33. Bad Times (p. 366)
  34. Games (p. 367-368)
  35. Herbs (p. 369)
  36. Potatoes (p. 370-373)
  37. Feast Days (p. 373-377)
  38. Farm Animals (p. 378)
  39. Milking (p. 379)
  40. Horses (p. 379-380)
  41. How Animals are Called (p. 381)
  42. Churning (p. 381-383)
  43. Care of the Feet (p. 384)
  44. Smiths (p. 385-386)
  45. Tailors (p. 387)
  46. Pious or Holy Stones (p. 388-390)
  47. St Connell's Cross (p. 391-392)
  48. Fairs (p. 392-393)
  49. Meals (p. 393)
  50. Bread (p. 393-395)
  51. Peil agus Iomáin (p. 396)
  52. Handball (p. 396-397)
  53. Old Houses (p. 398-400)
  54. Leprechauns (p. 401)
  55. Prayers (p. 402-405)
  56. Holy Water (p. 406)
  57. Old Ruins (p. 407-409)
  58. Magic Pin (p. 410-412)
  59. Boy and the Water-Horse (p. 413-415)
  60. Proverbs (p. 416-417)
Origin information
Crannogeboy, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1048, p. 288A-417)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Shipwrecks   linked data (lcsh)
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Fishing   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
animal calls   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CrannogeboyAn Chrannóg BhuíCrannogeboyInishkeelBanaghDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1048/4

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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