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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Eachroim (school) (Aughrim, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máiréad, Bean Uí Bheirn.

Original reference: 0249/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 175)
  2. Hidden Treasure (p. 176)
  3. My Home District (p. 177)
  4. My Home District (p. 178-179)
  5. My Home District (p. 180)
  6. Parson's Bush (p. 181)
  7. Local Cures (p. 182-184)
  8. Weather-Lore (p. 185-187)
  9. Irish Forms of Surnames (p. 189)
  10. Fairy Forts (p. 190)
  11. Fairy Forts (p. 191-192)
  12. Fairy Forts (p. 193-194)
  13. Fairy Forts (p. 195)
  14. Local Fairs (p. 196-197)
  15. Ruling Irish Family in the District (p. 199)
  16. Churning (p. 200-201)
  17. Famine (p. 203)
  18. Famine (p. 203-204)
  19. Local Estate (p. 205)
  20. Local Estate (p. 205-206)
  21. Local Marriage Customs (p. 207-208)
  22. Poets (p. 209-220)
  23. Mass Rocks (p. 221)
  24. Mass Rocks (p. 221-222)
  25. Severe Weather (p. 223-224)
  26. Big Wind (p. 225)
  27. Potato Crop (p. 227-228)
  28. Clothes (p. 229-230)
  29. Bird-Lore (p. 231-232)
  30. Local Forge (p. 233-234)
  31. Old Crafts (p. 236-237)
  32. Local Heroes (p. 238-240)
  33. Riddles (p. 241-248)
  34. List of Managers of Aughrim School (p. 249)
  35. List of Principal Teachers (p. 251)
  36. Food (p. 252)
  37. Holy Wells (p. 253)
  38. Observances on Festivals (p. 255)
  39. Pishogues (p. 256-258)
  40. Giants' Graves (p. 259)
  41. Giants' Graves (p. 260)
  42. Pishogues (p. 261-262)
  43. Wake and Funeral Customs (p. 263-264)
  44. Old Graveyards (p. 266-267)
Origin information
Aughrim, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 249, p. 174-267)
Treasure troves--Folklore
local legends   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0249/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Roscommon 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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