Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Boitheach (school) (Boyagh, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Aodh Ó Dochartaigh.

Original reference: 1100/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Parish of Clonleigh (p. 213-214)
  2. Story - Barney and the Highway Man (p. 215-216)
  3. Story - The Weather (p. 217-218)
  4. Old Crafts (p. 219-221)
  5. Lime-Burning (p. 222-223)
  6. Basket-Making (p. 223-224)
  7. Shoe-Making (p. 225)
  8. Thatching (p. 226-227)
  9. Fishing Industry (p. 228-230)
  10. Marriage Customs (p. 231-233)
  11. Place Names (p. 234-235)
  12. Birds (p. 236)
  13. Blackbird (p. 236-237)
  14. Robin (p. 237-238)
  15. Sparrow (p. 238)
  16. Wren (p. 238-239)
  17. Goldfinch and Bullfinch (p. 240)
  18. Grey (p. 240-241)
  19. Corncrake (p. 241-242)
  20. Pigeon (p. 242-243)
  21. Wild Duck (p. 243-244)
  22. Wild Geese (p. 244)
  23. Swan (p. 245)
  24. Magpie (p. 245-246)
  25. Local Cures (p. 247-248)
  26. Lore of Certain Days (p. 249)
  27. Travelling Folk (p. 250)
  28. Story about a Traveller (p. 250-252)
  29. Famine Times (p. 252-253)
  30. Games (p. 254-255)
  31. Local Roads (p. 256-257)
  32. My Townland (p. 258)
  33. Herbs (p. 259-261)
Origin information
Boyagh, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1100, p. 212-261)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Thatched roofs   linked data (lcsh)
Fishing   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Wrens   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BoyaghBoyaghClonleighRaphoe NorthDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1100/5

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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