Gort na Carraige (Rockfield)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Gort na Carraige (Rockfield) (school) (Knocknashangan, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Nóra Nic Aodhagáin.

Original reference: 1029/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Story from Olden Times (p. 97-99)
  2. Story of Olden Times (p. 100-102)
  3. Funny Story (p. 103-104)
  4. Story of Long Ago (p. 105-106)
  5. Ancient Story (p. 107-109)
  6. Ancient Story (p. 110-112)
  7. Funny Story of Long Ago (p. 113-116)
  8. Story (p. 117-118)
  9. Story (p. 119-120)
  10. Weather-Lore (p. 121-124)
  11. Heroes of the Country (p. 125-126)
  12. Heroes of the Country (p. 127-128)
  13. Great Deeds (p. 129)
  14. Heroes of the Country (p. 130-131)
  15. Event of Olden Times (p. 132-134)
  16. Storm that Occurred 80 Years Ago (p. 135-137)
  17. How Light Was Procured in Olden Times (p. 138)
  18. Spinning (p. 138-139)
  19. Marriage Customs (p. 140-142)
  20. Penal Times (p. 143-144)
  21. Penal Times (p. 145-146)
  22. Local Place Names (p. 147-148)
  23. Bird-Lore (p. 149-152)
  24. Local Cures (p. 153-154)
  25. Homemade Toys (p. 155-156)
  26. Sling (p. 157)
  27. Bow and Arrow (p. 157-158)
  28. Lore of Certain Days (p. 159-161)
  29. Travelling Folk (p. 162-163)
  30. Fairy Forts (p. 164-165)
  31. Local Poets (p. 166-168)
  32. Games I Play (p. 169-170)
  33. Famine Days (p. 171-174)
  34. Games I Play (p. 175-177)
  35. Local Roads (p. 178-179)
  36. Local Roads (p. 180-181)
  37. Holy Wells (p. 182-183)
  38. My Home District (p. 184-185)
  39. Herbs (p. 186-187)
  40. Potato Crop (p. 188-189)
  41. Proverbs (p. 190-192)
  42. Festival Customs (p. 193-195)
  43. Care of Farm Animals (p. 196-198)
  44. Churning (p. 199-200)
  45. Care of the Feet (p. 201-202)
  46. Local Forge (p. 203-204)
  47. Clothes Made Locally (p. 205-208)
  48. Local Patron Saint (p. 209-210)
  49. Local Fairs (p. 211-213)
  50. Landlord (p. 214-215)
  51. Bread (p. 216-217)
  52. Tales of Long Ago (p. 218-221)
  53. Old Irish Story (p. 222-223)
  54. Buying and Selling (p. 224-225)
  55. Old Houses (p. 226)
  56. Local Ruins (p. 227)
  57. Old Graveyards (p. 228)
  58. Song or a Rhyme (p. 229-241)
  59. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 242-243)
  60. Strange Animals (p. 244)
  61. Historical Tradition (p. 245-246)
  62. Riddles (p. 247-249)
Origin information
Knocknashangan, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1029, p. 96-249)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
belief   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   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
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   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)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
diviners   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1029/3

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:44282595>
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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