Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Aghakee (school) (Aghakee, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Mrs Mc Govern.

Original reference: 0994/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Hidden Treasure (p. 001-002)
  2. Riddles (p. 003-005)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 007-008)
  4. Local Heroes (p. 009)
  5. Local Heroes (p. 009-010)
  6. Local Heroes (p. 011-013)
  7. Local Happenings (p. 014-015)
  8. Epidemic (p. 016)
  9. Weather-Lore (p. 016-017)
  10. Local Marriage Customs (p. 018)
  11. Local Cures (p. 019)
  12. Homemade Toys (p. 019)
  13. Certain Days (p. 020)
  14. Fairy Forts (p. 020-021)
  15. Churning (p. 022)
  16. Holy Wells (p. 022-023)
  17. Local Forge (p. 023-024)
  18. In The Penal Days (p. 024)
  19. Names of Fields (p. 024-025)
  20. Local Cures (p. 026)
  21. Local Cures (p. 026-027)
  22. Bird-Lore (p. 025-029)
  23. Famine Times (p. 030-032)
  24. Old Schools (p. 033)
  25. Landlord (p. 034-035)
  26. Food in Olden Times (p. 036-037)
  27. Hurling and Football Matches (p. 038-039)
  28. Song (p. 040-042)
  29. Old Crafts (p. 043-045)
  30. Buying and Selling (p. 046-047)
  31. Herbs (p. 048)
  32. Emblems and Objects of Value (p. 049-050)
  33. Old Graveyards (p. 051-052)
  34. Collection of Prayers (p. 053-055)
Origin information
Aghakee, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 994, p. 1a-55)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Epidemics   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
local legends   linked data (afset)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0994/4

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cavan 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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