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Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Brownknowe (school) (Brownknowe, Co. Donegal), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher M. Nic Ghiolla Chearr.

Original reference: 1086/5

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Donegal schools

  1. Maid of the Sweet Brownknowe (p. 223-225)
  2. Weather Signs (p. 226-227)
  3. Funny Story - Carraig na Rois (p. 228-229)
  4. Old Local Cures (p. 230-231)
  5. Bird-Lore (p. 232-233)
  6. Herbs (p. 234-235)
  7. Hidden Treasure (p. 236)
  8. Local Place Names (p. 237-238)
  9. Local Marriage Customs (p. 239-241)
  10. Food in Olden Times (p. 242-244)
  11. Food (p. 245)
  12. Potato Crops (p. 246-247)
  13. Homemade Toys (p. 248-250)
  14. Old Graveyards (p. 251-253)
  15. Severe Weather (p. 254-257)
  16. My Home District (p. 258-259)
  17. Care of Farm Animals (p. 260-261)
  18. Churning (p. 262-264)
  19. Clothes Made Locally (p. 265-266)
  20. Local Happenings - The Wreck of the Saldannah (p. 267)
  21. Care of the Feet (p. 268)
  22. Local Happenings (p. 269)
  23. Travelling Folk (p. 270-271)
  24. Local Fairs (p. 272-273)
  25. Proverbs (p. 274-276)
  26. Old Schools (p. 277-278)
Origin information
Brownknowe, Co. Donegal
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 1086, p. 223A-278)
Folklore--Ireland--Donegal (County)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Treasure troves--Folklore
local legends   linked data (afset)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Severe storms   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
Clothing and dress   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
School location
BrownknoweAn Cnoc DonnBrownknoweTullyfernKilmacrenanDonegal
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 1086/5

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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