Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Leath-árdán (school) (Lahardaun, Co. Mayo), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máirtín Ó Ceallaigh.

Original reference: 0150/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Mayo schools

  1. Tobar Naomh Áine (p. 1-2)
  2. Tobar Naomh Finánn (p. 3)
  3. Scéal a Chualas ó Mhuintir na hÁite seo faoi Thaibhse (p. 4)
  4. My Native Village (p. 5-6)
  5. My Native Village (p. 7)
  6. My Native Village (p. 8)
  7. My Native Village (p. 9)
  8. Dyeing Wool with Moss (p. 10)
  9. Art of Thatching (p. 11-12)
  10. Customs at Deaths and Burials (p. 13-14)
  11. Death and Funerals (p. 15-17)
  12. Local Fairs (p. 18-19)
  13. Local Customs Carried on November Night (p. 20-22)
  14. Steam-Rolling from Crossmolina to Pontoon (p. 23-24)
  15. Steam-Rolling the Road from Crossmolina to Pontoon (p. 25-26)
  16. Tea in this Locality (p. 27-28)
  17. Digging Potatoes in this Locality (p. 29-31)
  18. Old Houses Long Ago in this Locality (p. 32-33)
  19. Making Bread Long Ago in this Locality (p. 34-36)
  20. Poaching Rivers at Night in this Locality (p. 37-38)
  21. Lahardane Old School (p. 39-41)
  22. Old Nephin Hill (p. 42-43)
  23. Local Story (p. 45-47)
  24. Carrowskeheen Family (p. 48-50)
  25. Local Story I Heard about Fairies (p. 51-52)
  26. Addergoole Cemetery (p. 53-55)
  27. True Fairy Story (p. 56)
  28. Addergoole Cemetery (p. 57-58)
  29. Local Story I Heard about Fairies (p. 59)
  30. Night of the Big Wind (p. 60)
  31. Night of the Big Wind (p. 61)
  32. Diseases with their Local Cures (p. 62-64)
  33. Local Cures (p. 65-66)
  34. Our Farm (p. 67-68)
  35. Our Farm (p. 69-71)
  36. Our Farm (p. 72-73)
  37. Proverbs (p. 74)
  38. Riddles (p. 75)
  39. Strawboys (p. 76-77)
  40. How People in this Locality Burn Lime (p. 78)
  41. Our Farm (p. 79)
  42. Little Old Arts Which the People of this Locality Still Have (p. 80)
  43. Man Who Was Noted for Curing Animals (p. 81-82)
  44. Man I Heard about that Was Noted for His Strength (p. 83-84)
  45. Local Story I Heard about a Carrowskeheen Family (p. 85-86)
  46. Local Poet (p. 87-88)
  47. Sweet Carrowkeel (p. 89-90)
  48. Carrowskeheen Poet (p. 91-94)
  49. Story about a Sea-Horse that Was Seen in Lough Conn (p. 95)
  50. Another Story about a Sea-Horse Was Seen in Lough Conn (p. 95)
  51. Proverbs (p. 96)
  52. Calls for the Different Domestic Animals and Birds (p. 97)
  53. Marriages Long Ago in this Locality (p. 98)
  54. Riabhach Days (p. 100)
  55. Comparisons in this Locality (p. 101-102)
  56. Games Locally Played (p. 103-105)
  57. The Games We Play in this Locality (p. 106-107)
  58. Proghouge (p. 108)
  59. Knockfarnaught Stone Circles (p. 109-110)
  60. Short Prayers Said Locally (p. 111-113)
  61. Local Story (p. 114-115)
  62. Ghost Story (p. 116-117)
  63. Local Story about Fairies (p. 118-119)
  64. Local Story (p. 120-122)
  65. Different Methods of Sowing Potatoes (p. 123-124)
  66. Methods of Sowing Potatoes (p. 125-127)
  67. Way People Sow Potatoes in this Locality (p. 128-130)
  68. Different Kinds of Herbs (p. 131-132)
  69. Weeds that Grow on Our Farm (p. 133-135)
  70. Herbs in this Locality (p. 136-138)
  71. My Native Village (p. 139-140)
Origin information
Lahardaun, Co. Mayo
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 150, p. 1a-140)
English  irish  
Folklore--Ireland--Mayo (County)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Dyes and dyeing   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Fishing   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Limekilns   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Animals, Mythical   linked data (lcsh)
animal calls   linked data (afset)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0150/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Mayo 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:44280655>
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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