Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Liathdruim (school) (Leitrim Beg, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máirtín Ó Mainnín.

Original reference: 0054/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Many years ago there was a stile going into Rathfarn land by which the people used to go to Mass. (p. 0001-0002)
  2. Carrowkeel Well (p. 0003)
  3. Over a century ago most of the houses of the village of Kilmacragh were on the north side of the road. (p. 0004)
  4. One May morning a man got up early and went to look after his stock (p. 0005)
  5. Some years ago the people were very superstitious , but now these superstitions are dying away, and the people know little about them. (p. 0006)
  6. One upon a time there was a man who did know what fear was. (p. 0007-0009)
  7. There was a woman one time coming home by the chapel of Leitrim one night. (p. 0009-0010)
  8. There was a fairy bush in Dalyston wood. (p. 0010-0011)
  9. If you wash a man's shirt and put it to the fire to dry the woman that he will marry will come to take it. (p. 0011-0012)
  10. To get a snail and put him into an oven and cover with the lid (p. 0012)
  11. There was once a man who lived a few parishes away from here and he had a wife and children. (p. 0012-0014)
  12. A few years ago a man named Martin Boyle was coming home from a wake in Ballyargadaun about three o'clock in the morning. (p. 0014-0015)
  13. Long ago there was a police-man buried near the factory in Leitrim (p. 0015-0016)
  14. One night two boys went to steal apples. (p. 0016-0017)
  15. A large mansion called Pallas is situated south of Tynagh (p. 0017-0018)
  16. Once upon a time there was a hare in a mountain that nobody could shoot. (p. 0018-0019)
  17. Long ago there lived a man who used to be always picking nuts (p. 0019-0020)
  18. Once a man met a woman who asked him would he do here a favour. (p. 0021-0022)
  19. Some time ago all the men used to go out card-playing money. (p. 0022-0023)
  20. A man named Deely was coming home from one night. (p. 0023)
  21. About twenty years ago a Scottish firm was cutting timber in Dalyston wood. (p. 0023-0025)
  22. A long time ago there was a crock of gold hidden beneath a rock in Ballyhogan, Kilrickle (p. 0025-0026)
  23. There is a crock of gold hidden in a field near our house (p. 0026-0027)
  24. Many years ago money was very plentiful about. (p. 0027-0028)
  25. In the demesne of Masonbrook there is an old fort. (p. 0029)
  26. A head like a thimble, a tail like a rat. (p. 0030-0031)
  27. A man without eyes saw apples on a tree. (p. 0031-0032)
  28. Crock of Gold (p. 0033-0034)
  29. Crock of Gold (p. 0035)
  30. Riddles (p. 0036-0037)
  31. Crock of Gold (p. 0037-0038)
  32. Riddles (p. 0039-0040)
  33. Riddles (p. 0040-0042)
  34. Crock of Gold (p. 0043-0044)
  35. Crock of Gold (p. 0045)
  36. Riddles (p. 0046)
  37. Funny Story (p. 0047-0048)
  38. Funny Story (p. 0047-0048)
  39. Funny Story (p. 0047-0048)
  40. Riddles (p. 0048-0050)
  41. Cures (p. 0050-0051)
  42. Local Funny Story (p. 0051-0052)
  43. Local Funny Story (p. 0052-0055)
  44. Local Trades (p. 0056-0058)
  45. Local Marriages (p. 0058-0059)
  46. Local Funny Story (p. 0059-0061)
  47. Famine (p. 0062)
  48. Penal Laws (p. 0062-0063)
  49. Local Funny Story (p. 0063-0065)
  50. Crock of Gold (p. 0065-0067)
  51. Weather-Lore (p. 0067-0068)
  52. Old Schools (p. 0068-0069)
  53. Local Trade - Spinning (p. 0070)
  54. Local Funny Story (p. 0070-0071)
  55. Local Trade (p. 0072)
  56. Names of Fields (p. 0073)
  57. Beggers (p. 0073-0074)
  58. Old Sayings (p. 0075)
  59. Names of Fields (p. 0075-0076)
  60. Crock of Gold (p. 0076-0077)
  61. Crock of Gold (p. 0077-0078)
  62. Funny Story (p. 0079-0080)
  63. Weather-Lore (p. 0081)
  64. Night of the Big Wind (p. 0082)
  65. Local Trades (p. 0083-0084)
  66. Marriages (p. 0084-0085)
  67. Pishrogues (p. 0085)
  68. Lisses or Forts (p. 0085-0087)
  69. Strong Men (p. 0087-0088)
  70. Blessed Wells (p. 0089)
  71. Penal Laws (p. 0090)
  72. Forts or Lisses (p. 0091)
  73. Blessed Wells (p. 0092)
  74. Care of Feet (p. 0093-0094)
  75. Irish Words (p. 0095)
  76. Animals (p. 0095-0096)
  77. Horses and Sheep (p. 0097-0098)
  78. Corrach Éirnín (p. 0098-0099)
  79. Cill Mac Duach (p. 0099-0100)
  80. Local Hidden Treasure (p. 0100-0101)
  81. Marriages (p. 0101-0103)
  82. Lucky Days (p. 0103-0104)
  83. Roads (p. 0104-0105)
  84. Old Boreens (p. 0106-0107)
  85. Herbs (p. 0107-0109)
  86. Pious Practices (p. 0109-0112)
  87. On Kylebrack hill I took my quill to pen this naked truth. (p. 0113)
  88. Old Roads (p. 0113-0114)
  89. Basket-Making (p. 0115)
  90. Spinning (p. 0115-0116)
  91. Lines on the Closing of Carrowkeel Well (p. 0116-0118)
  92. Customs with regard to Farm Animals (p. 0118-0119)
  93. About a half a century ago there was a certain woman in Ballinkill and she was able to keep her house with the profit of the butter. (p. 0119)
  94. Old Sayings (p. 0119-0120)
  95. Horses (p. 0120-0121)
  96. Old Schools (p. 0121-0122)
  97. Night of the Big Wind (p. 0122-0123)
  98. Thunder-Storm (p. 0123)
  99. Marriages (p. 0123-0124)
  100. Name of Fields (p. 0124-0125)
  101. Lucky and Unlucky Days (p. 0125)
  102. Shoes (p. 0126)
  103. Forges (p. 0127-0128)
  104. Care of Feet (p. 0128-0129)
  105. Forts or Lisses (p. 0129)
  106. Old Roads (p. 0130)
  107. My Townland (p. 0130-0131)
  108. Pious Story - The Journey to Bethlehem (p. 0131-0132)
  109. Pishrogues (p. 0132-0133)
  110. Special Days for Sowing Crops (p. 0134)
  111. Cross Day (p. 0134)
  112. Beggars (p. 0134-0135)
  113. Cures from Herbs (p. 0135-0136)
  114. Herbs that Are for Food (p. 0136)
  115. Blessed Well (p. 0136-0137)
  116. Marriage Customs (p. 0137-0139)
  117. Old Forts (p. 0140)
  118. Blessed Wells (p. 0140-0141)
  119. Old Sayings (p. 0141-0142)
  120. Horses and Goats (p. 0142-0143)
  121. Fairs (p. 0143-0144)
  122. Feasts of the Year (p. 0144)
  123. Potatoes (p. 0144-0145)
  124. Old Story (p. 0145-0146)
  125. Some time ago there lived a landlord several miles from here, who felt displeased with a number of tenants for some unknown reason. (p. 0146-0147)
Origin information
Leitrim Beg, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 54, p. 1a-147)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Religion   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Thunder   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Leitrim BegLiatroim BeagLeitrim BegLeitrimLeitrimGalway
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"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 <>
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