Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cloonmagunnane (school) (Cloonmagunnaun, Co. Roscommon), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher T. Rogers.

Original reference: 0238/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Roscommon schools

  1. My Native Townland (p. 113-114)
  2. The Four Masters at A.D. 1393 record a conflict between two families of the Mac Dermots... (p. 115)
  3. Riddles (p. 116-118)
  4. Charms, Superstitions, Omens, Spells (p. 119-120)
  5. Old Sayings (p. 121-123)
  6. Games (p. 124-125)
  7. Hidden Treasure (p. 126)
  8. Story (p. 127)
  9. Lough Gara (p. 128-129)
  10. Weather-Lore (p. 130-131)
  11. Buying and Selling (p. 132-133)
  12. Travelling Folks (p. 134-135)
  13. Connor's Fort (p. 136)
  14. Story (p. 137)
  15. Story (p. 138)
  16. Story (p. 139)
  17. Churning (p. 140-142)
  18. Forge (p. 143-144)
  19. Local Marriage Customs (p. 145-147)
  20. Homemade Toys (p. 148-150)
  21. Care of the Feet (p. 151-152)
  22. Food (p. 153-155)
  23. When one requires a new suit, overcoat, vest, etc. one can get these in the shop or one can get them from the tailor... (p. 156-157)
  24. Old Houses (p. 158-159)
  25. Festival Customs (p. 160-166)
  26. Local Roads (p. 167-168)
  27. Local Cures (p. 169-172)
  28. Story - The Leprechaun (p. 173)
  29. Landlord (p. 174-176)
  30. Famine Times (p. 177-178)
  31. Local Happenings (p. 179)
  32. St Patrick's Well (p. 180)
  33. Hedge-School (p. 181-182)
  34. Story (p. 183)
  35. Religious Story (p. 184)
  36. Religious Story (p. 185)
  37. Religious Story (p. 186)
  38. Robin Redbreast (p. 187-188)
  39. Prayers (p. 189-192)
  40. Emblems (p. 193)
  41. Religious Story (p. 194)
  42. Herbs (p. 195)
  43. Story (p. 196)
  44. Story (p. 197-199)
  45. Story (p. 200-201)
  46. Story (p. 202)
  47. Historical Tradition - The Land War (p. 203-204)
  48. Story (p. 205-207)
  49. Story (p. 208)
Origin information
Cloonmagunnaun, Co. Roscommon
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 238, p. 112-208)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Charms   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Finn MacCumhaill, 3rd cent.   linked data (viaf)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0238/3

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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