abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Derrynananta (school) (Derrynananta Lower, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs O' Regan.

Original reference: 0965/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Funny Story (p. 001)
  2. ...the body. They got a great web of flannel on her. (p. 004)
  3. Collection of Riddles (p. 005-006)
  4. Weather-Lore (p. 007-008)
  5. Local Heroes (p. 008-010)
  6. Local Happenings (p. 010-011)
  7. Severe Weather (p. 012-013)
  8. Old Schools (p. 013-014)
  9. Old Crafts (p. 014-015)
  10. Local Marriage Customs (p. 015-016)
  11. In the Penal Times (p. 017-018)
  12. Hidden Treasure (p. 018-019)
  13. Local Place Names (p. 020)
  14. Bird-Lore (p. 021-022)
  15. Local Cures (p. 023)
  16. Homemade Toys (p. 024-025)
  17. Lore of Certain Days (p. 025-026)
  18. Travelling Folk (p. 027-028)
  19. Fairy Forts (p. 029-030)
  20. Local Poets (p. 031)
  21. In Memoriam of Rev P.J. De Lacy C.C. B.A. (p. 032)
  22. Famine Times (p. 033-034)
  23. Games I Play (p. 035-039)
  24. Local Roads (p. 040-041)
  25. My Home District (p. 042-043)
  26. Potato Crop (p. 044-046)
  27. Proverbs (p. 047-048)
  28. Festival Customs (p. 049-052)
  29. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 053-055)
  30. Churning (p. 056-057)
  31. Landlord (p. 058-059)
  32. Care of the Feet (p. 060)
  33. Local Forge (p. 061-063)
  34. Clothes Made Locally (p. 064-064A)
  35. Local Fairs (p. 065-066)
  36. Buying and Selling (p. 067-068)
  37. Food in Olden Times (p. 069-070)
  38. Bread (p. 071)
  39. Song - The Glangevlin Evictions (p. 073-075)
  40. Two Asses in Glangevlin (p. 075-077)
  41. 'Twas a cold and dreary day in nineteen twenty seven. (p. 078-079)
  42. Glangevlin's Valley Fair (p. 080-081)
  43. Old Story (p. 082-084)
  44. Old Story (p. 084-085)
  45. Old Houses (p. 086-087)
  46. Old Graveyards (p. 088-089)
  47. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 089-090)
  48. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 091-092)
  49. Leipreachán (p. 093)
  50. Historical Tradition (p. 094)
  51. Strange Animals (p. 095)
  52. Strange Animals (p. 096-097)
  53. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 097-098)
  54. Religious Stories (p. 099)
  55. Old Irish Tales - King Conor Mac Nessa (p. 100)
  56. Religious Stories (p. 101-102)
  57. Religious Story (p. 102-103)
  58. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 104-105)
  59. Local Monuments (p. 105-106)
  60. Story of the Holy Family (p. 106-107)
Origin information
Derrynananta Lower, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 965, p. 1A-107)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Treasure troves--Folklore
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)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Animals, Mythical   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Jesus Christ--Family
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Derrynananta LowerDoire na Neanta ÍochtarachDerrynananta LowerTempleportTullyhawCavan
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Original reference: 0965/1

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"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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