Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from An Dubh-Chearn (school) (Doochorran, Co. Leitrim), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Bean Mhic an Ríogh.

Original reference: 0226/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Leitrim schools

  1. Candle-Making (p. 051-052)
  2. Riddles (p. 052-053)
  3. Riddles (p. 053)
  4. Story of How the Ground is Prepared for Sowing Potatoes (p. 054)
  5. It is my duty to go to School. There I must learn... (p. 054)
  6. Soap-Making (p. 055)
  7. Prayers (p. 055-056)
  8. Prayers (p. 056-057)
  9. Witch (p. 058-059)
  10. How to Tan Leather (p. 059-060)
  11. How to Make Soap (p. 060)
  12. Lime-Kiln (p. 060-061)
  13. Long ago there lived on my district beside one of the forts an old man and his wife... (p. 061-063)
  14. Once upon a time there lived an man and woman and their little daughter... (p. 063-064)
  15. One time there lived a man called Myles the Slasher... (p. 065-066)
  16. Cure for the Worms (p. 066-067)
  17. There are certain people living in my district who make the cure of the jaundice with herbs... (p. 067)
  18. Flax (p. 068-070)
  19. Once upon a time there lived a man whose cos died, he went to bed at night and he left lamenting over the loss of his cow... (p. 070-071)
  20. Fairy Forts (p. 071-073)
  21. Long Walk (p. 073-075)
  22. Hidden Treasure (p. 076-078)
  23. Local Happenings (p. 078-079)
  24. Local Happenings (p. 079-080)
  25. Story (p. 080-082)
  26. Lord Leitrim's Fate (p. 083-084)
  27. Peculiar Kind of Woman (p. 084-086)
  28. Story (p. 086-087)
  29. Myles the Slasher's Water-Horse (p. 087-088)
  30. Story (p. 088-089)
  31. There are two tailors in my district. One of them work in a shop and comes home at night... (p. 090-091)
  32. There was once a man and he started to level a ditch. When he had it nearly leveled. He saw a little... (p. 091-092)
  33. There lived a man named Tierney Hands. He was going to a wedding and the fairies took him... (p. 092-093)
  34. Basket-Making (p. 093-094)
  35. Travelling Folk (p. 094-095)
  36. Lore of Certain Days (p. 096-097)
  37. On St Brigid's Eve which falls on the last day of January the man of the house goes out and cuts rushes and conceals it outside of the house... (p. 098-099)
  38. Care of the Feet (p. 099-101)
  39. Churning (p. 101-103)
  40. Story (p. 103-106)
  41. Pishogues with Regard to a Wake (p. 106-107)
  42. Athletic (p. 108-109)
  43. Buying and Selling (p. 110-111)
  44. Old Houses (p. 111-113)
  45. Food in Olden Times (p. 114)
  46. Signs of the Weather (p. 114-115)
  47. Story (p. 115-116)
  48. Holy Wells (p. 116-117)
  49. Planting of the Potato Crop (p. 118-119)
  50. Cures (p. 119-120)
  51. Omens (p. 120-124)
  52. Recipes for Food and Cures Made from Herbs (p. 125-129)
  53. Landlord (p. 130)
  54. Bird-Lore (p. 131-132)
  55. Banshee (p. 132-133)
  56. Herbs and Weeds (p. 134)
  57. Bird-Lore (p. 135-136)
  58. Leprechaun (p. 136-137)
  59. Mermaid (p. 137-138)
  60. Story of a Witch (p. 139)
Origin information
Doochorran, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 226, p. 50-139)
Folklore--Ireland--Leitrim (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Tanning   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Worms   linked data (lcsh)
Jaundice   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
School location
DoochorranAn DúchorránDoochorranDrumreillyCarrigallenLeitrim
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0226/2

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:46584515>
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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