Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Eiscear (school) (Esker, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Sinéad, Bean Uí Chonghalaigh.

Original reference: 0003/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Local Cures (p. 156-158)
  2. Bird-Lore (p. 159-161)
  3. Holy Wells (p. 162-163)
  4. Local Forge (p. 164-165)
  5. Travelling Folk (p. 166-167)
  6. My Home District (p. 168-169)
  7. Games I Play (p. 170-172)
  8. Care of Farm Animals (p. 173-174)
  9. Local Fairs (p. 175-176)
  10. Local Christmas Customs (p. 177-178)
  11. Food in Olden Times (p. 179-180)
  12. Esker Monastery (p. 181-182)
  13. Homemade Clothes (p. 183-184)
  14. Homemade Toys (p. 185-186)
  15. Old Crafts (p. 187-188)
  16. Potato Crop (p. 189-191)
  17. Herbs (p. 192-194)
  18. Care of the Feet (p. 195-197)
  19. Lore of Certain Days (p. 198-199)
  20. Local Roads (p. 200-202)
  21. Local Graveyards (p. 203-204)
  22. Old Houses (p. 205-206)
Origin information
Esker, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 3, p. 155-206)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
EskerAn EiscirEskerKiltullaghAthenryGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0003/3

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 <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/duchas:46026755>
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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