Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Killyrann (school) (Killyran, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs Stafford.

Original reference: 0964/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 249-250)
  2. Funny Story (p. 250-251)
  3. Funny Story (p. 252-253)
  4. Funny Story (p. 253-255)
  5. Riddles (p. 255-256)
  6. Weather-Lore (p. 257-258)
  7. Local Heroes (p. 258-259)
  8. Local Events (p. 259-260)
  9. Local Events (p. 260-261)
  10. Severe Weather (p. 262)
  11. Old Crafts (p. 263)
  12. Local Marriage Customs (p. 264)
  13. Local Place Names (p. 265)
  14. Bird-Lore (p. 266-267)
  15. Local Cures (p. 268-269)
  16. Homemade Toys (p. 269-270)
  17. Lore of Certain Days (p. 270-271)
  18. Travelling Folk (p. 271-272)
  19. Fairy Forts (p. 273-274)
  20. Local Roads (p. 275)
  21. My Home District (p. 276-277)
  22. Herbs (p. 278)
  23. Potato Crop (p. 279-280)
  24. Proverbs (p. 281)
  25. Festival Customs (p. 282-283)
  26. Our Farm Animals (p. 284-285)
  27. Churning (p. 285-286)
  28. Care of the Feet (p. 287-288)
  29. Local Forge (p. 288-289)
  30. Clothes Made Locally (p. 289)
  31. Our Patron Saint (p. 290)
  32. Local Fairs (p. 291)
  33. Food of the Ancient Irish (p. 292)
  34. Old Story (p. 293)
  35. Old Story (p. 294)
  36. One day a little boy was asked to make a sentence with the words defence, defeat and detail. (p. 295)
  37. Another day a teacher asked a class to make a sentence with the word fascinate. (p. 295)
  38. One day a class was asked to make a sentence with the word notwithstanding. (p. 295)
  39. Football Match (p. 296)
  40. Brave Deed of Setanta (p. 297-298)
  41. Lodge Song (Billis) (p. 299-300)
  42. Templeport (p. 301-302)
  43. Ballyheady (p. 303-304)
  44. Bread Long Ago (p. 304-305)
  45. Buying and Selling (p. 305-306)
  46. Old Houses (p. 307)
  47. Old Giants or Warriors (p. 308)
  48. Old Giants or Warriors (p. 308-309)
  49. Local Ruins (p. 309-310)
  50. Old Graveyards (p. 310)
  51. Prayers (p. 311)
  52. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 312)
  53. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 312)
  54. Historical Tradition (p. 313)
  55. Strange Animals (p. 314)
Origin information
Killyran, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 964, p. 249A-314)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
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)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0964/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cavan 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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