Ball Áluinn (Balla)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ball Áluinn (Balla) (school) (Balla, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher P. Ó Maolanaigh.

Original reference: 0095/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 169-170)
  2. Weather-Lore (p. 171)
  3. Townlands (p. 172-173)
  4. Landlords (p. 174-175)
  5. Funeral Customs (p. 176)
  6. Local Marriage Customs (p. 177)
  7. Holy Wells (p. 178-179)
  8. Local Happenings (p. 180-181)
  9. Local Place Names (p. 182)
  10. Churn Churning (p. 183)
  11. Local Forges (p. 184)
  12. Local Tailors (p. 185)
  13. Local Saint (p. 186-187)
  14. Local Fairs (p. 188-189)
  15. Food in Olden Times (p. 190-191)
  16. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 192-193)
  17. Fianna Traditions (p. 194)
  18. Local Monuments (p. 195-196)
  19. Bread (p. 197-198)
  20. Old Houses (p. 199-200)
  21. Leipreachán (p. 201-204)
  22. Riddles (p. 205-206)
  23. Local Ruins (p. 207-208)
  24. Old Graveyards (p. 209)
  25. Famine Times (p. 210-211)
  26. Old Crafts (p. 212-213)
  27. Prayers (p. 214)
  28. Local Survey (p. 215)
Origin information
Balla, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 95, p. 169a-215)
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0095/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Mayo 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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