Cluain Féinne

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cluain Féinne (school) (Cloonfane, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Mac Conghamhna.

Original reference: 0115/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Cloonmore House - The Phillips Family (p. 275-278)
  2. Old Cures (p. 279-287)
  3. Old Proverbs and Sayings (p. 289-300)
  4. Local Happenings (p. 301-303)
  5. Old Crafts - Spinning and Weaving (p. 305-308)
  6. Working of the Wool (p. 309-310)
  7. Making of Candles and Starch (p. 311-312)
  8. Local Forge (p. 314-317)
  9. Riddles (p. 319-340)
  10. Strong Men of the District (p. 342-347)
  11. Weather-Lore (p. 349-353)
  12. Marriage Customs (p. 354-357)
  13. Holy Wells (p. 358-360)
  14. My Home District (p. 362-363)
  15. Local Fairs (p. 364-366)
  16. Bird-Lore (p. 367-369)
  17. Travelling Folk (p. 370-371)
  18. Funny Sayings (Local) (p. 373-383)
  19. Funny Stories (p. 384-392)
  20. Forts (p. 393-400)
  21. Clothes Made Locally (p. 402-403)
  22. Churning (p. 405-406)
  23. Local Place Names (p. 407-408)
  24. Strange Animals (p. 410-412)
  25. Leipreachans (p. 414-415)
  26. Care of Feet (p. 416-417)
  27. Festival Customs (p. 418-420)
Origin information
Cloonfane, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 115, p. 275a-420)
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Textile industry   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CloonfaneCluain FéanCloonfaneKilbeaghCostelloMayo
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0115/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Mayo 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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