Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Carnalassan (school) (Carrownalassan, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Ss. Mac Eoghain.

Original reference: 0257/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. Irish Words Used in English Speech (p. 153-154)
  2. Irish Folklore and Tradition - Hidden Treasure (p. 155-156)
  3. Irish Folklore and Tradition - Hidden Treasure (p. 156-157)
  4. Irish Folklore and Tradition - Hidden Treasure (p. 157-158)
  5. Funny Story (p. 158-159)
  6. Funny Story (p. 159-160)
  7. List of Riddles (p. 161-166)
  8. Weather-Lore (p. 167-168)
  9. Severe Weather (p. 169)
  10. Severe Weather (p. 170-171)
  11. Snow-Storm (p. 171-172)
  12. Local Marriages (p. 173-174)
  13. In the Penal Times (p. 175-176)
  14. Old Schools (p. 177-178)
  15. Old Crafts (p. 178-179)
  16. In Penal Times (p. 180-181)
  17. Folklore (p. 181-182)
  18. Old Cures (p. 183-184)
  19. Lore of Certain Days (p. 185-187)
  20. Bird-Lore (p. 188-190)
  21. Local Cures (p. 191-192)
  22. Homemade Toys (p. 193)
  23. Homemade Toys (p. 194)
  24. Travelling Folk (p. 195-196)
  25. Fairy Forts (p. 197-198)
  26. Fairy Forts (p. 199)
  27. Famine Times (p. 200-201)
  28. Games I Play (p. 202-203)
  29. Local Roads (p. 204-205)
  30. Casheltauna (p. 206)
  31. Doorty (p. 207)
  32. Grange (p. 207-208)
  33. Rathconnor (p. 209-210)
  34. Churning (p. 211-212)
  35. Potato Crop (p. 213-214)
  36. Festival Customs (p. 215-217)
  37. Herbs (p. 218-220)
  38. Proverbs (p. 221-223)
  39. Care of Farm Animals (p. 223-226)
  40. Local Forge (p. 227-228)
  41. Clothes Made Locally (p. 229-231)
  42. Local Patron Saint (p. 232-233)
  43. Local Fairs (p. 233-234)
  44. Landlord (p. 235-236)
  45. Food in Olden Times (p. 237-238)
  46. Old Story (p. 238-240)
  47. Song (p. 241-242)
  48. Old Monuments (p. 242-243)
  49. Buying and Selling (p. 244)
  50. Old Houses (p. 245-246)
  51. Religious Stories (p. 247-248)
  52. Holy Wells (p. 249)
Origin information
Carrownalassan, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 257, p. 152-249)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CarrownalassanCarrownalassanKilbrideBallintober SouthRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0257/2

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.

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