Trí Trian (Three Trees)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Trí Trian (Three Trees) (school) (Three Trees, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Caitlín A. Scott.

Original reference: 1113/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Severe Weather (p. 316)
  2. Story (p. 317)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 318)
  4. Fairy Tale (p. 319)
  5. Over fifty years ago lots of Irish men and women went away to the hay harvest in England. (p. 320-322)
  6. Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss (p. 323-324)
  7. Fairy Tale (p. 324-326)
  8. Crafts - Basket-Making (p. 327-329)
  9. Candle-Making (p. 330-332)
  10. Soap-Making (p. 333-334)
  11. Baking of Bread (p. 334-336)
  12. Old Sayings (p. 337-339)
  13. Tales of Buried Treasure (p. 340)
  14. Tales of Buried Treasure (p. 340-341)
  15. Tales of Buried Treasure (p. 342-343)
  16. Local Fairy Tale (p. 343-344)
  17. Wild Birds of Our District (p. 345-348)
  18. Wild Birds of Our District (p. 348-351)
  19. Local Fairy Tale (p. 352-353)
  20. Local Fairy Tale (p. 354-355)
  21. Local Fairy Tale (p. 356-357)
  22. Fairy Tale (p. 357-358)
  23. After the work was finished last night we sat around the fire with my father and mother. (p. 359-360)
  24. Place Names (p. 361-363)
  25. Names of Hills (p. 363-364)
  26. My Own Townland (p. 365-366)
  27. Names of Hills (p. 367-368)
  28. Markets and Market Towns (p. 369-372)
  29. The road from Derry passes through Muff Carrowkeel White Castle, Red Castle and Castle Kerry to Movill. (p. 373-375)
  30. Local Forges (p. 376-378)
  31. Seven at a Blow (p. 379-381)
  32. Local Forges (p. 382-384)
  33. Riddles and Guesses (p. 385-387)
  34. Riddles and Guesses (p. 388-391)
  35. Games (p. 392)
  36. Riddles (p. 392-394)
  37. Riddles and Guesses (p. 395-397)
  38. Apple Tree and the Big Pot (p. 398-400)
  39. Story of Our Saviour (p. 401-404)
  40. Tober Patrick (p. 405-406)
  41. Ship Sailing on Dry Land (p. 406-412)
  42. Story (p. 413-414)
  43. Homemade Toys (p. 415-417)
  44. Farm Animals (p. 418-419)
  45. Potato Crop (p. 420-423)
  46. Treatment of Growing Crop during the Summer Months and the Late Autumn (p. 423-425)
  47. Potato Harvest (p. 425-427)
  48. Corn Crop (p. 428-434)
  49. Churning (p. 434-437)
  50. The first steam engine that was made in Ireland was made by Tomas Lynch of Carry in County Donegal. (p. 438)
  51. Story of a Clever Robber (p. 439-448)
Origin information
Three Trees, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1113, p. 315-448)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Verbal arts and literature   linked data (afset)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Soap trade   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
local legends   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
narratives   linked data (afset)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Three TreesArd an ChrainnThree TreesMuffInishowen WestDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1113/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Donegal 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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