Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Mayne (school) (Mayne, Co. Westmeath), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Margaret Percival.

Original reference: 0720/2

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Westmeath schools

  1. Travelling Folk (p. 067-069)
  2. Famine Times (p. 070-071)
  3. Churning (p. 072-073)
  4. Marriage Customs (p. 074-077)
  5. Local Cures (p. 078-080)
  6. Fairy Forts (p. 081-083)
  7. Weather-Lore (p. 084-086)
  8. Hidden Treasure (p. 087-089)
  9. Bread (p. 090-092)
  10. Herbs (p. 093-095)
  11. Our Holy Wells (p. 096-097)
  12. Herbs (p. 098-099)
  13. Story (p. 101-104)
  14. Potato Crop (p. 105-107)
  15. Local Heroes (p. 108-109)
  16. Landlords (p. 110-112)
  17. My Home District (p. 115-116)
  18. Local Fairs (p. 118-120)
  19. Farm Animals (p. 121-122)
  20. Leprechaun (p. 123-124)
Origin information
Mayne, Co. Westmeath
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 720, p. 66-124)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0720/2

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Westmeath 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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