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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Inishmagrath (school) (Sheena, Co. Leitrim), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs. C. Kelly.

Original reference: 0204/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Leitrim schools

  1. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 001-003)
  2. Churning (p. 004)
  3. Local Fairs (p. 005-006)
  4. Food in Olden Times (p. 006-007)
  5. Care of Our Feet (p. 008)
  6. Local Forge (p. 009)
  7. Bird-Lore (p. 010-014)
  8. Potato Crop (p. 015)
  9. Buying and Selling (p. 016)
  10. Games I Play (p. 017)
  11. Travelling Folk (p. 018)
  12. Local Place Names (p. 019)
  13. Clothes Made Locally (p. 020)
  14. Homemade Toys (p. 021)
  15. Lore of Certain Days (p. 022)
  16. Weather-Lore (p. 023-026)
  17. Local Roads (p. 027-028)
  18. My Home District (p. 029)
  19. Old Crafts (p. 030)
  20. Local Marriage Customs (p. 031)
  21. Potato Crop (p. 032)
  22. Festival Customs (p. 033-034)
  23. Hidden Treasure (p. 035)
  24. Collection of Riddles (p. 036)
  25. Funny Story (p. 037)
  26. Local Heroes (p. 038)
  27. Local Happenings (p. 039)
  28. Old Schools (p. 040)
  29. Severe Weather (p. 041)
  30. In the Penal Times (p. 042)
  31. Fairy Forts (p. 043-044)
  32. Local Cures (p. 045)
  33. Local Poets (p. 046)
  34. Holy Wells (p. 047)
  35. Proverbs (p. 048)
  36. Famine Times (p. 049)
  37. Holy Family (p. 050)
  38. Local Patron Saint (p. 051)
  39. Bread (p. 052-053)
  40. Old Graveyards (p. 054-055)
  41. Collection of Prayers (p. 056)
  42. Landlord (p. 057)
  43. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 058)
  44. Leipreachán (p. 059)
  45. Local Monuments (p. 060)
  46. Historical Tradition (p. 061)
  47. Old Houses (p. 062)
  48. Strange Animals (p. 063)
  49. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 064)
  50. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 065)
  51. Local Ruins (p. 066)
  52. Old Stories (p. 067)
  53. Song (p. 068)
  54. Old Irish Tales (p. 069)
  55. Religious Stories (p. 070)
Origin information
Sheena, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 204, p. 1a-70)
Folklore--Ireland--Leitrim (County)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0204/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Leitrim 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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