Cillín (Portomna)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Cillín (Portomna) (school) (Killeen South, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seosamh Ó Dúnadhaighe.

Original reference: 0053/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. I've travelled most of Erin's Isle... (p. 0140-0141)
  2. Patriot Mother (p. 0142-0143)
  3. Newbridge Green (p. 0144-0146)
  4. Topographic (p. 0147-0149)
  5. My Home District (p. 0150)
  6. Local Roads (p. 0151)
  7. Festival Customs (p. 0152-0153)
  8. Care of Farm Animals (p. 0154-0155)
  9. Churning (p. 0156)
  10. Care of the Feet (p. 0157)
  11. Local Forge (p. 0158)
  12. Clothes Made Locally (p. 0159)
  13. Local Patron Saint (p. 0160-0164)
  14. Local Landlord (p. 0165)
  15. Bread (p. 0166)
  16. Riddles (p. 0167-0170)
  17. Weather-Lore (p. 0171-0172)
  18. Local Heroes (p. 0173)
  19. Local Happenings (p. 0174)
  20. Old Schools (p. 0175)
  21. Old Crafts (p. 0176-0177)
  22. Bird-Lore (p. 0178-0179)
  23. Local Cures (p. 0180-0181)
  24. Homemade Toys (p. 0182)
  25. Lore of Certain Days (p. 0183-0184)
  26. Travelling Folk (p. 0185)
  27. Fairy Forts (p. 0186)
  28. Famine Times (p. 0187)
  29. Potato Crop (p. 0188)
  30. Proverbs (p. 0189-0190)
  31. Herbs (p. 0191)
  32. Food in Olden Times (p. 0192)
  33. Hurling and Football in Olden Times (p. 0193)
  34. Local Story (p. 0194)
  35. Local Story (p. 0195)
  36. Local Story (p. 0196)
  37. Local Story (p. 0197-0198)
  38. Local Story - Clann Lir (p. 0199)
  39. Local Story (p. 0200)
  40. Buying and Selling (p. 0201)
  41. Old Houses (p. 0202)
  42. Religious Story (p. 0203)
  43. Religious Story (p. 0203)
  44. Old Graveyards (p. 0204)
  45. Prayers (p. 0205-0207)
  46. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 0208)
  47. Historical Traditions (p. 0209-0210)
  48. Local Fairs (p. 0211)
  49. Funny Story (p. 0212)
  50. Funny Story (p. 0213)
  51. Funny Story (p. 0214)
  52. Funny Story (p. 0215-0216)
  53. Funny Story (p. 0217)
  54. Ethnographic (p. 0218-0219)
Origin information
Killeen South, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 53, p. 138-219)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Fenians   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Signs and symbols--Ireland
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Killeen SouthAn Coillín TheasKilleen SouthTynaghLeitrimGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0053/2

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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