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

Original reference: 1113/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 167-168)
  2. Funny Story (p. 169-170)
  3. Collection of Riddles (p. 171)
  4. Collection of Riddles (p. 171)
  5. Collection of Riddles (p. 172)
  6. Collection of Riddles (p. 172)
  7. Collection of Riddles (p. 173)
  8. Weather-Lore (p. 174-175)
  9. Local Heroes (p. 176-177)
  10. Burning (p. 178-179)
  11. Severe Weather (p. 180-181)
  12. Spinning and Weaving (p. 182)
  13. Old Crafts - Basket-Making (p. 183-184)
  14. Local Marriage Customs (p. 185)
  15. Local Place Names (p. 186)
  16. Bird-Lore (p. 187)
  17. Bird-Lore (p. 188-189)
  18. Local Cures (p. 190-191)
  19. Homemade Toys (p. 192-193)
  20. Lore of Certain Days (p. 194-195)
  21. Travelling Folk (p. 196-197)
  22. Fairy Forts (p. 198-199)
  23. Games I Play (p. 200-201)
  24. Local Roads (p. 202)
  25. Our Holy Wells (p. 203-204)
  26. Herbs (p. 205-206)
  27. Potato Crop (p. 207-208)
  28. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 209)
  29. Churning (p. 210)
  30. Care of the Feet (p. 211)
  31. Local Forge (p. 212)
  32. Clothes Made Locally (p. 213)
  33. Landlord (p. 214-215)
  34. Food in Olden Times (p. 216)
  35. Old Story (p. 217)
  36. Bread (p. 218)
  37. Buying and Selling (p. 219)
  38. Old Houses (p. 220-221)
  39. Stories of Giants and Warriors (p. 222)
  40. Old Graveyards (p. 223)
  41. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 224)
Origin information
Muff, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1113, p. 166-224)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Fires   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
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)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
School location
MuffMaghMuffMuffInishowen WestDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1113/2

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 <>
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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