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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Hollymount (school) (Cleighran Beg, Co. Leitrim), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Philip Carrigan.

Original reference: 0206/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Leitrim schools

  1. Weather Signs (p. 618-619)
  2. Local Happenings (p. 620)
  3. Severe Weather (p. 622)
  4. Old Irish Schools (p. 623)
  5. Old Irish Schools (p. 623-624)
  6. Old Crafts (p. 624-625)
  7. Old Crafts (p. 625)
  8. Hand-Loom Woollen and Linen-Weaving (p. 626)
  9. Old Marriage Customs (p. 627)
  10. Runaway Marriage (p. 628-629)
  11. Penal Times (p. 629-631)
  12. Local Cures (p. 632-633)
  13. Local Place Names (p. 631-634)
  14. Scéal Coiscéim Bríde (p. 634-635)
  15. Famine Times (p. 637-638)
  16. Holy Wells (p. 639)
  17. Holy Wells (p. 640)
  18. Local Poets (p. 641-642)
  19. Fairy Forts (p. 643-645)
  20. Local Roads (p. 646-647)
  21. Herbs and Weeds (p. 648-649)
  22. Festival Customs (p. 650-651)
  23. Landlord (p. 652-654)
  24. Football and Hurling Matches (p. 655)
  25. Story (p. 657-659)
  26. Bread (p. 659-661)
  27. Buying and Selling (p. 661)
  28. Old Houses (p. 663)
  29. Old Ruins - Churches - Inch Ireland an Old Burial Ground (p. 664)
  30. Old Crafts - Dyeing (p. 665)
  31. Nails (p. 665)
  32. Hackling and Scutching (p. 665-666)
  33. Care of Farm Animals (p. 667)
  34. Riddles (p. 669-670)
  35. Churning (p. 671-672)
Origin information
Cleighran Beg, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 206, p. 617-672)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Leitrim (County)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Dyes and dyeing   linked data (lcsh)
Nail craft   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Cleighran BegAn Cloichreán BeagCleighran BegDrumreillyDrumahaireLeitrim
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0206/5

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Leitrim 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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