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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Clonlara (school) (Cloonlara, Co. Clare), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Dll. Ó Heoghanáin.

Original reference: 0585/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Clare schools

  1. Weather Forecast (p. 003)
  2. Bad Weather (p. 003-004)
  3. November Eve Customs (p. 004-005)
  4. Old Roads of the District (p. 006-007)
  5. My Own District (p. 008)
  6. There are a few old ruins of ordinary houses to be seen in the locality but they have no history connected with them (p. 009)
  7. Patron Saint of the District (p. 010-012)
  8. Forts and Lisses (p. 013-015)
  9. Holy Wells of the District (p. 016-018)
  10. Farm Animals (p. 019-020)
  11. Old Stories (p. 021-023)
  12. Toys and Pastimes (p. 024-025)
  13. Marriages (p. 026-027)
  14. Falls of Doonass (p. 028-032)
  15. My Native District (p. 033-035)
  16. Herbs (p. 036-038)
  17. Smith and the Smithy (p. 039-041)
  18. Story (p. 042-043)
  19. Sean Mc Keown a Blacksmith From Ballinalee (p. 044-045)
  20. Landlords (p. 046-047)
  21. Bread (p. 048-050)
  22. Hurling (p. 051-053)
  23. Clothes (p. 054-055)
  24. Feasts of the Year (p. 056-058)
  25. Feast of Saint Patrick (p. 059)
  26. Shrove Tuesday (p. 059-060)
  27. Ash Wednesday (p. 060-061)
  28. Old Sayings (p. 062-065)
  29. Songs (p. 066-070)
  30. Games of Long Ago (p. 071-072)
  31. Marriages (p. 073-077)
  32. Black 47 (p. 078-083)
  33. Diseases and Their Cures (p. 084-085)
  34. Incident from the Clare Election July 1828 (p. 086-088)
  35. Famous Digging of Ross (p. 089-092)
  36. Beggars (p. 093-094)
  37. Strong Men of this District (p. 095-097)
  38. Fate of the Landlord (p. 098-099)
  39. Black 47 (p. 100-103)
  40. The Churn (p. 104-105)
  41. Churn (p. 106-107)
  42. May (p. 108-109)
  43. Cromwell's Old Road (p. 110-113)
  44. Buried Treasure (p. 113-116)
  45. Customs of Saint John's Eve (p. 117-118)
  46. Harrold's Cross (p. 119)
  47. Paddy Dillon's School (p. 119-120)
  48. Graveyards (p. 121-123)
  49. Woods and Waterfalls of Doonass (p. 124-129)
  50. Black and Tans (p. 130-133)
  51. Shrove Tuesday (p. 134-135)
Origin information
Cloonlara, Co. Clare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 585, p. 1-135)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Saint Patrick's Day   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Carnival    linked data (lcsh)
Ash Wednesday   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658   linked data (viaf)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
John the Baptist’s Day   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Brigands and robbers   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CloonlaraCluain LáraCloonlaraKiltenanleaTulla LowerClare
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0585/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Clare 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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