Caisleán hAicéid

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Caisleán hAicéid (school) (Castlehacket, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher S. Ó Floinn.

Original reference: 0025/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Scéal - Bean an tSeaininín (p. 0003-0004)
  2. Seáinín an Laintéir (p. 0005-0007)
  3. Story - The Man who Was Fond of Nuts (p. 0009-0010)
  4. Story - The Enchanted Woman (p. 0011-0012)
  5. Story - Finn, Fionn, and Fiolar (p. 0013-0016)
  6. Story - The Horned Women (p. 0017-0018)
  7. Signs of the Weather from the Sky, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars and the Rainbow. (p. 0019-0021)
  8. Signs of the Weather from Hills and Mountains, Rivers, Water, Rocks, Dust and Noise (p. 0022)
  9. Signs of the Weather from Flies, Bees, Ants and Snails (p. 0023)
  10. Signs of the Weather from the Smoke, Fire and Soot (p. 0024)
  11. Any Plague or Taking Disease that Was in the Place Long Ago (p. 0025)
  12. Floods (p. 0026)
  13. Drought (p. 0027)
  14. Old Trades (p. 0028)
  15. Spinning and Weaving (p. 0029-0030)
  16. Thatching (p. 0031-0032)
  17. Story - The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids (p. 0033-0039)
  18. Story - The Dancing Shoes (p. 0040-0047)
  19. Story - A Book (p. 0048-0050)
  20. Signs of the Weather from the Sky, Sun, Moon, Stars and Rainbow (p. 0051)
  21. Signs of the Weather from Hills, Mountains, Rivers, Dust and Noise (p. 0052-0053)
  22. Signs of the Weather from Flies, Bees, Ants, Snails, Smoke, Fire and Soot (p. 0054)
  23. Famous People of Long Ago or of the Present Time (p. 0055)
  24. Storm (p. 0056-0057)
  25. Schools (p. 0058-0059)
  26. Painting (p. 0060)
  27. Making Barrels (p. 0061)
  28. Making of Candles (p. 0062)
  29. Making Baskets (p. 0063)
  30. Thatching (p. 0064)
  31. Spinning (p. 0065)
  32. Making Wooden Vessels (p. 0066)
  33. Thatching (p. 0067)
  34. Lime-Kilns (p. 0068)
  35. Marriages at the Present Time (p. 0069)
  36. Story (p. 0070-0071)
  37. Story (p. 0072-0074)
  38. Story (p. 0075)
  39. Story - The Brave Soldier (p. 0076)
  40. A Story (p. 0077-0078)
  41. Signs of the Weather from the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Clouds and the Rainbow (p. 0079)
  42. Signs of the Weather from the Wind (p. 0080)
  43. Signs of the Weather from the Mountains, Rocks, Water, Noise and Dust (p. 0081)
  44. Signs of the Weather from the Flies, Bees, Ants, Snails, Smoke, Fire and Soot (p. 0082)
  45. Names of Some Famous Men in the Locality (p. 0083-0084)
  46. Some Accidents of Shipwrecking and Burning which Happened in the Locality Lately (p. 0085)
  47. Some Stealing which Was Done in the Place Lately (p. 0086)
  48. Brave Deed (p. 0087)
  49. Thunder and Lightning (p. 0088)
  50. Heavy Rain (p. 0089)
  51. Persons Who Were Able to Make Baskets Out of Rods. (p. 0090-0091)
  52. Names of Some Famous Women who Were Able to Spin (p. 0092)
  53. Names of Some Famous Thatchers in the Locality (p. 0093)
  54. Lime-Kilns (p. 0094)
  55. Marriages at the Present Time (p. 0095-0097)
  56. Marriages Long Ago (p. 0098-0099)
  57. Penal Times (p. 0100)
  58. Places of Hiding (p. 0101)
  59. List of the Names of Each Park, Stream, Hill, Vale or Rock in our Farm or Neighbourhood. (p. 0102)
  60. Streams and Pools (p. 0103)
  61. Values (p. 0104)
  62. Hills (p. 0105)
  63. Knock Magh (p. 0106)
  64. Names of Wild Animals in the District (p. 0107-0108)
  65. Rabbit (p. 0109)
  66. Hare (p. 0110)
  67. Badger (p. 0111)
  68. Weasel (p. 0112)
  69. Ferret (p. 0113)
  70. List of Diseases and their Cures (p. 0114)
  71. Cures in Blessed Wells (p. 0115)
  72. Plasters Made from Certain Herbs and the Diseases they Cure (p. 0116)
  73. Certain People who have the Power of Curing Diseases (p. 0117-0118)
  74. Blessed Wells in the District (p. 0119)
  75. Kilwolan (p. 0120)
  76. Knock Magh (p. 0121)
  77. Queen Maeve (p. 0122)
  78. Cnoc na Sióg (p. 0123)
  79. Story (p. 0124-0125)
  80. Story - Cinderella (p. 0126-0128)
  81. Story - Red Ridinghood (p. 0129-0130)
  82. Riddle (p. 0131-0132)
  83. Signs of the Weather from the Sky (p. 0133)
  84. Signs of the Weather from the Birds and Animals (p. 0134)
  85. Signs of the Weather from Nature, such as Hills, Mountains, Rivers, Rocks, Dust, Noise and Water (p. 0135)
  86. Signs of the Weather from Smoke, Fire and Soot (p. 0136)
  87. Storm Fatality (p. 0137)
  88. Drowning Fatality (p. 0138)
  89. Draught (p. 0139)
  90. Old Trades (p. 0140)
  91. Weaving (p. 0141)
  92. Marriages at the Present Time (p. 0142)
  93. Matchmaking (p. 0143)
  94. Wedding (p. 0144-0145)
  95. Matchmaking Long Ago (p. 0146)
  96. Penal Times (p. 0147)
  97. List of the Names of Each Park, Stream, Pool, Hill, Vale or Rock in Our Farm or in the Neighbourhood. (p. 0148-0150)
  98. Names of the Wild Animals of the District (p. 0151)
  99. Any Part of a Wild Animal that is Used for a Cure (p. 0152)
Origin information
Castlehacket, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 25, p. 1-152)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Epidemics   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Rain and rainfall   linked data (lcsh)
Droughts   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Coopering   linked data (afset)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
legendary creatures   linked data (afset)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Shipwrecks   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Thunder   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CastlehacketCaisleán an HaicéadaighCastlehacketKillowerClareGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0025/1

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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