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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Gortermone (school) (Gortermone, Co. Leitrim), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs A. O' Reilly.

Original reference: 0229/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Leitrim schools

  1. Potato Crop (p. 177-179)
  2. Bread (p. 179-183)
  3. Riddles (p. 184-188)
  4. Food (p. 189)
  5. Spinning (p. 190)
  6. Homemade Soap (p. 190-191)
  7. Making of Linen (p. 191-194)
  8. Threshing (p. 194-195)
  9. Dyeing (p. 195)
  10. Candle-Making (p. 196)
  11. Soap-Making (p. 197)
  12. Nail-Making (p. 197-199)
  13. Local Heroes (p. 200-205)
  14. Band-Begging or Straw Men (p. 206)
  15. Local Marriage Customs (p. 207-211)
  16. Prayers Got from the Aged in the Locality of Gortermone N.S. (p. 212-216)
  17. Local Incident of about the Year 1900 (p. 217-221)
  18. Peter Flood's Jacket (p. 221-225)
  19. Fairy Forts/Fairies (p. 226-227)
  20. Good People (p. 228-231)
  21. Spirits (p. 231-232)
  22. Milking and Churning (p. 233-237)
  23. Taking of Butter (p. 237-238)
  24. Evil Eye (p. 238-240)
  25. Places of Interest (p. 240-245)
  26. Tom Kilheaney (p. 246-252)
  27. Ancient Houses (p. 253-255)
  28. Methods of Outdoor Work (p. 257-260)
  29. Travelling People of Ireland (p. 261)
  30. Buying and Selling (p. 261-262)
  31. Weather-Lore (p. 262-263)
  32. Local Happenings (p. 263-264)
  33. Holy Wells (p. 264-265)
  34. Names of Places (p. 265)
  35. Vessels Used in Churning (p. 266)
  36. Cures (p. 266-268)
  37. Strange Animals (p. 269)
  38. Clothes Made Locally (p. 270)
  39. Bird-Lore (p. 270-271)
  40. Hidden Treasure (p. 272-273)
  41. Old Schools - Hedge-Schools (p. 273-274)
  42. Homemade Toys (p. 275-277)
  43. Landlord (p. 278-279)
  44. Customs in Eating (p. 280-282)
  45. You catholics both young and old, I hope you will attend. (p. 284-286)
  46. Funny Incidents (p. 287-296)
  47. Local Happenings and Beliefs (p. 297-299)
  48. Local Cures (p. 300-303)
Origin information
Gortermone, Co. Leitrim
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 229, p. 155a-303)
Folklore--Ireland--Leitrim (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Dyes and dyeing   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Nail craft   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Evil eye   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
GortermoneGort ar MónaidhGortermoneCarrigallenCarrigallenLeitrim
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0229/3

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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