Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Fahan (school) (Fahan, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Cáitlín L. Nig Uidhir.

Original reference: 1109/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 279-280)
  2. Funny Stories (p. 281-283)
  3. Funny Stories (p. 284)
  4. Funny Stories (p. 284)
  5. The king of Morocco built a ship and in the ship the daughter sat and I am blamed for telling her name and three times I have it? (p. 285)
  6. What talks and can't walk? Gramaphone. (p. 285-286)
  7. Who sat under a dock leaf and was eaten by a cow? Tom Thumb. (p. 286-288)
  8. Why is a light shoe like a warm summer? Because it makes the corn grow. (p. 288-289)
  9. When it is too short - you cut off a bit to make it long enough? A Grave. (p. 289-291)
  10. A long man legless came to the door, staffless. (p. 292)
  11. Weather-Lore (p. 293-294)
  12. Local Heroes (p. 295-297)
  13. Old Crafts (p. 297-298)
  14. Birds (p. 298-299)
  15. Local Marriages (p. 300-301)
  16. Fairy Forts (p. 302-303)
  17. Severe Weather (p. 303-305)
  18. Old Schools (p. 305-307)
  19. Games (p. 307-309)
  20. Toys (p. 311-312)
  21. Local Cures (p. 312-313)
  22. Travellers (p. 314-315)
  23. Famine (p. 316-317)
  24. Local Roads (p. 317-319)
  25. Lore of Certain Days (p. 320)
  26. Our Holy Wells (p. 321-322)
  27. My Home District (p. 323-324)
  28. Herbs (p. 325-326)
  29. Rhymers (p. 327-329)
  30. Potato Crop (p. 330-331)
  31. Proverbs (p. 332-334)
  32. Local Happenings (p. 335-336)
  33. Craftsmen (p. 337-338)
  34. Local Poets (p. 339)
  35. Churning (p. 340-341)
  36. Penal Times (p. 342)
  37. Penal Times (p. 342-343)
  38. Local Forge (p. 344-345)
  39. Local Fairs (p. 346-347)
  40. Local Place Names (p. 348-349)
  41. Local Patron Saint - Saint Mura (p. 350-352)
  42. Care of the Feet (p. 353-354)
  43. Food in Olden Times (p. 355-356)
  44. Local Landlord (p. 357-358)
  45. Stories about the Holy Family (p. 359-360)
  46. Clothes Made Locally (p. 361-362)
  47. Old Story (p. 363-365)
  48. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 366-368)
  49. Song - The Coal Mine (p. 369-374)
  50. Buying and Selling (p. 375-376)
  51. Bread (p. 377-378)
  52. Old Houses (p. 379-380)
  53. Local Monuments (p. 381-383)
  54. Local Ruins (p. 384)
  55. Giants (p. 385-386)
  56. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 387-388)
  57. Leipreachán (p. 389-390)
  58. Mermaid (p. 390-391)
  59. Old Graveyards (p. 392-393)
  60. Historical Tradition (p. 394-396)
  61. Strange Animals (p. 397-398)
  62. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 399-400)
Origin information
Fahan, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1109, p. 279A-400)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Jesus Christ--Family
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Mermaids   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
School location
FahanFathainFahanFahan UpperInishowen WestDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1109/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Donegal 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:44937505>
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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