Doire Gualann

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Doire Gualann (school) (Derrygoolin North, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seosamh Ó Tórpaigh.

Original reference: 0051/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Funny Story (p. 0313-0317)
  2. Funny Story (p. 0318-0321)
  3. Another Funny Story (p. 0322-0327)
  4. Riddles (p. 0328-0329)
  5. List of Riddles I have Heard Locally (p. 0330-0332)
  6. Weather-Lore (p. 0333)
  7. Dane's Den (p. 0334-0335)
  8. Hedge-Schools (p. 0336-0337)
  9. Games I Play (p. 0338-0339)
  10. Local Marriage Customs (p. 0340-0342)
  11. Fairy Forts (p. 0343-0344)
  12. Potato Crop (p. 0345-0346)
  13. List of Local Proverbs (p. 0347)
  14. My Home District (p. 0348-0349)
  15. Care of Our Farm Animals (p. 0350-0352)
  16. Holy Wells (p. 0353)
  17. Care of the Feet (p. 0354)
  18. Local Forge (p. 0355-0356)
  19. Clothes Made Locally (p. 0357-0358)
  20. Landlord of this Locality (p. 0359)
  21. Bread in Olden Times (p. 0360-0361)
  22. Leipreachan (p. 0362-0363)
  23. Graveyards in the Parish (p. 0364-0365)
  24. Prayers (p. 0366-0367)
Origin information
Derrygoolin North, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 51, p. 311-367)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Derrygoolin NorthDoire Ghualainne ThuaidhDerrygoolin NorthBallynakillLeitrimGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0051/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway 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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