Achadh Dúin, An Sciobairín

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Achadh Dúin, An Sciobairín (school) (Aghadown, Co. Cork), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máiréad Sweetnam.

Original reference: 0296/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cork schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 031)
  2. Funny Story (p. 032)
  3. Collection of Riddles (p. 033-034)
  4. Weather-Lore (p. 035-036)
  5. Local Hero (p. 037)
  6. Local Happenings (p. 038)
  7. Severe Weather (p. 039)
  8. Old Schools (p. 040)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 041)
  10. Local Marriage Customs (p. 042)
  11. In the Penal Days (p. 043-044)
  12. Local Place Names (p. 045)
  13. Bird-Lore (p. 047)
  14. Local Cures (p. 048)
  15. Homemade Toys (p. 049)
  16. Lore of Certain Days (p. 050)
  17. Travelling Folk (p. 051-052)
  18. Fairy Forts (p. 053-054)
  19. Local Poet (p. 055)
  20. Famine Times (p. 056-059)
  21. Local Monuments (p. 060-061)
  22. My Home District (p. 063-064)
  23. My Home District (p. 065)
  24. Games I Play (p. 066-067)
  25. Holy Wells (p. 068)
  26. Local Customs (p. 070-071)
  27. Historical Tradition (p. 072-073)
  28. Local Roads (p. 075-077)
  29. Local Fairs (p. 078-079)
  30. Clothes Made Locally (p. 080)
  31. Old Houses (p. 081-082)
Origin information
Aghadown, Co. Cork
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 296, p. 30-82)
Folklore--Ireland--Cork (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
School location
AghadownAchadh DúinAghadownAghadownCarbery West (E.D.)Cork
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0296/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cork 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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