Carraigíní (Carrigans)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Carraigíní (Carrigans) (school) (Carrigans, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Máire E. Ní Stiopháin.

Original reference: 1108/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Stumpy's Brae (p. 3-15)
  2. Fairy Tale (p. 16-17)
  3. Haunted Room (p. 18-19)
  4. Haunted Room in the Royal School Raphoe (p. 20-22)
  5. Ghost Story (p. 23-24)
  6. Moy-Ith (p. 25-26)
  7. King James (p. 27-28)
  8. Song of the Christmas Mummers (p. 29-36)
  9. Weather-Lore (p. 37-41)
  10. Old Sayings (p. 43-53)
  11. Guesses (p. 55-72)
  12. Stumpy's Brae (p. 74-76)
  13. Customs on May Eve (p. 77-78)
  14. Milk and Milking Customs (p. 80-81)
  15. Cures (p. 82-84)
  16. Cure (p. 85)
  17. Dialogue (p. 86-89)
  18. Potato Crop (p. 90-93)
  19. Grianán of Aileach (p. 94-96)
  20. Story about Aileach (p. 97-99)
  21. Various Things about Birds (p. 100-106)
  22. Weddings (p. 107-110)
  23. Story (p. 111-114)
  24. Forge (p. 115-117)
  25. Churning (p. 118-120)
  26. Nick Nolen the Noggin Weaver (p. 121-125)
Origin information
Carrigans, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1108, p. 1-125)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
May (Month)--Folklore
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
School location
CarrigansAn CarraigínCarrigansKilleaRaphoe NorthDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1108/1

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.

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