Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Scrabagh (school) (Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs Rose Ffrench.

Original reference: 0254/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. My Home District (p. 001-003)
  2. Hidden Treasures (p. 004-005)
  3. Local Cures (p. 006-007)
  4. A Funny Story (p. 008-010)
  5. Fairy Forts (p. 011-012)
  6. Blessed Wells (p. 013-014)
  7. Local Heroes (p. 015-016)
  8. Old Graveyards (p. 017-018)
  9. Riddles (p. 020-021)
  10. Marriage Customs (p. 022-023)
  11. Herbs (p. 024-026)
  12. Food in Olden Times (p. 027-028)
  13. Weather-Lore (p. 029-030)
  14. Churning (p. 031-033)
  15. How I Spent Halloween (p. 034-036)
  16. Local Forge (p. 037-038)
  17. Lore of Certain Days (p. 039-040)
  18. Bread (p. 041-042)
  19. Herbs (p. 043-044)
  20. Another Widow Left Alone (p. 045-047)
  21. Old Irish Customs (p. 048-051)
  22. Care of the Farm Animals (p. 052-053)
  23. Potato Crop (p. 054-055)
  24. Bard of Ardleckna (p. 056-058)
  25. Buying and Selling (p. 059-061)
  26. Sweet Smiling Carnadoe (p. 062-064)
  27. Lime-Burning (p. 065-067)
  28. Wake and Funeral Customs (p. 068-069)
  29. Candle-Making (p. 070-071)
  30. Fishing and Fowling (p. 072-073)
  31. Barrel and Churn-Making (p. 074-075)
  32. Rope-Making (p. 076-077)
  33. Nail-Making (p. 078-079)
  34. Thatching (p. 080-081)
  35. Soap-Making (p. 082-083)
  36. Local Proverbs (p. 084-091)
  37. Local Events of Long Ago - Lough Boderg Regatta (p. 092-097)
  38. Old Houses (p. 094-096)
  39. Fair of Dangan (p. 098-099)
  40. Creel-Making (p. 100-102)
  41. Scrabagh Races (p. 103-104)
  42. Local Landlords (p. 105-107)
  43. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 108-109)
  44. The following was composed by Mr. Owens N.T. Dangan Kilmore 1890... (p. 110-114)
  45. Threshing (p. 115-117)
  46. Weaving (p. 118-119)
  47. Dyeing (p. 120-122)
  48. Clothes were usually made of frieze and corduroy... (p. 123)
  49. Evil Eye (p. 124-126)
Origin information
Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 254, p. 1a-126)
English  irish  
Treasure troves--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Fishing   linked data (lcsh)
Coopering   linked data (afset)
Rope trade   linked data (lcsh)
Nail craft   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Dyes and dyeing   linked data (lcsh)
Evil eye   linked data (lcsh)
School location
ScrabbaghScrabbaghKilmoreBallintober NorthRoscommon
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0254/1

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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