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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Urbal (school) (Urbal, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Eamonn de Faoite.

Original reference: 1038/4

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Jim Byrne and the Crock of Gold (p. 357-358)
  2. Elf-Shooting (p. 359)
  3. Diribs (p. 360-361)
  4. Milking the Dew (p. 362)
  5. Butter Stealing (p. 363)
  6. Finding the Drowned (p. 364)
  7. All Hallows' Eve (p. 365)
  8. Fairy Bush in St John's Point (p. 366)
  9. Signs of the Weather (p. 367)
  10. Famine (p. 368)
  11. Old Customs (p. 369)
  12. Old Customs (p. 370)
  13. Riddles (p. 371)
Origin information
Urbal, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1038, p. 357a-371)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Halloween   linked data (lcsh)
Geographical myths   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Rites and ceremonies   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
School location
UrbalAn RuballUrbalKillaghteeBanaghDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1038/4

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.

Rights & Usage Conditions

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Urbal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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