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Leac Dhearg (Lickerrig)

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Leac Dhearg (Lickerrig) (school) (Lickerrig, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Séamus Ó Dubhda.

Original reference: 0034/1

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Famine Times (p. 0004-0005)
  2. Famine Stories (p. 0005-0006)
  3. Penal Times (p. 0007-0009)
  4. Crann an tSagairt (p. 0010)
  5. Loughrea Lake Story (p. 0011-0012)
  6. Mills of Gamahoe (p. 0013-0014)
  7. Local Graveyards (p. 0015-0017)
  8. Story - The Lámh Amháin Dhubh (p. 0018-0019)
  9. Fairy Cat (p. 0020)
  10. Story About a Banshee (p. 0020)
  11. Local Festival Customs (p. 0021-0025)
  12. Lands of Gamahoe (p. 0026-0027)
  13. Local Heroes (p. 0028-0031)
  14. Local Crafts (p. 0032-0034)
  15. Anthony Daly (p. 0036)
  16. Setting Eggs for Hatching - Customs and Pisreoga (p. 0037)
  17. Holy Wells (p. 0038-0040)
  18. Farm Animals - Horse (p. 0041)
  19. Pisreoga about Horses (p. 0041)
  20. Farm Animals - Cows (p. 0042)
  21. Milk and Milking - Customs and Pisreoga (p. 0043)
  22. Churn - Churning (p. 0044-0045)
  23. Weather-Lore (p. 0046-0048)
  24. Riddles (p. 0050-0057)
  25. Pisreoga (p. 0058-0067)
  26. Local Cures (p. 0068-0080)
  27. Local Prayers (p. 0081-0084)
  28. Christmas Customs (p. 0086)
  29. Shrovetide Customs and Local Marriage Customs (p. 0087)
  30. Marriage Customs (p. 0088-0090)
  31. Irish Names Applied to People Locally (p. 0091-0092)
  32. Irish Words and Phrases Used Locally (p. 0093-0097)
  33. Proverbs Heard Locally (p. 0098)
  34. Proverbs and Sayings (p. 0099-0103)
  35. Twelve Days of Christmas (p. 0152)
  36. Local Rhymes (p. 0153)
  37. Clostokin Heroes (p. 0154-0155)
  38. Rhymes Heard Locally (p. 0156-0157)
  39. Murty Hynes (p. 0158-0159)
  40. Burning of Eskir College (p. 0160-0161)
Origin information
Lickerrig, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 34, p. 1a-161)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Banshees   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Agriculture   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Christmas   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
School location
LickerrigAn Leac DheargLickerrigLickerrigDunkellinGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0034/1

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Galway 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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