Maigh Ard

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

Original reference: 0006/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Story (p. 103)
  2. Story (p. 104)
  3. Sayings about the Weather (p. 105-106)
  4. Pot of Gold (p. 107)
  5. Story (p. 108)
  6. Fairy Story (p. 109)
  7. Fairy Story (p. 110-111)
  8. Ghost Story (p. 112)
  9. Names of Places (p. 113)
  10. Folklore About the Penal Times (p. 114)
  11. Landlords (p. 115)
  12. Blessed Wells (p. 116)
  13. Marriage (p. 117)
  14. Fairy Story (p. 118)
  15. Riddles (p. 119)
  16. Thunderstorm (p. 120)
  17. Old Schools (p. 121)
  18. Old Schools (p. 122)
  19. Fairy Story (p. 123)
  20. Old School (p. 124)
  21. Story (p. 125)
  22. Story (p. 126)
  23. Story (p. 127)
  24. Fairy Story (p. 128-129)
  25. Story (p. 129-130)
  26. Dún (p. 130)
  27. Dún Moyard (p. 131)
  28. Story (p. 132)
  29. Dún Moyard (p. 133)
  30. Feast Days of the Year (p. 134)
  31. Churn (p. 135)
  32. Churning (p. 136)
  33. Story (p. 137)
  34. Churn (p. 138)
  35. Churn (p. 139)
  36. Animals of the Farm (p. 140)
  37. Giants (p. 141)
  38. Animals (p. 142)
  39. Giants (p. 143)
  40. Lake Horse (p. 144)
  41. Giantess (p. 145)
  42. Old Graveyards (p. 146)
  43. Landlords (p. 147)
Origin information
Moyard, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 6, p. 102-147)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Animals, Mythical   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Thunder   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
MoyardMaigh ArdMoyardBallynakillBallynahinchGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0006/4

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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