Tobar Rua

Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Tobar Rua (school) (Toberroe East, Co. Galway), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Eibhlín, Bean Uí Mhuireagáin.

Original reference: 0016/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Galway schools

  1. Candle-Making (p. 171-172)
  2. Basket-Making (p. 172-173)
  3. Weather-Lore (p. 174)
  4. Funny Story (p. 175)
  5. Fairy Forts (p. 176)
  6. Enchanted Lakes (p. 177-178)
  7. Homemade Toys (p. 178-179)
  8. Bird-Lore (p. 179-181)
  9. Old Castles and Ruins (p. 181-182)
  10. Lore of Certain Days (p. 183-184)
  11. Famine Times (p. 184-185)
  12. Games I Play (p. 186-187)
  13. Old Roads (p. 189-190)
  14. Farm Animals (p. 191-193)
  15. Landlords (p. 195-199)
  16. Candle-Making (p. 200)
  17. Weather-Lore (p. 201-202)
  18. Local Cures (p. 202-203)
  19. Local Place Names (p. 204-205)
  20. My Native Village (p. 205-206)
  21. Potato Crop (p. 207-208)
  22. Collection of Prayers (p. 208-210)
  23. Old Castles and Other Ruins (p. 211-212)
  24. Lore of Certain Days (p. 213-214)
  25. Games I Play (p. 215-216)
  26. Riddles (p. 217-219)
  27. Farm Animals (p. 220-221)
  28. Landlords (p. 222-223)
  29. Travelling Folks (p. 224-226)
  30. Old Graveyards (p. 227)
  31. Funny Stories (p. 228-230)
  32. Churning (p. 231-232)
  33. Bread (p. 233-234)
  34. Old Houses (p. 235-236)
  35. Fairy Forts (p. 237-238)
  36. Old Story (p. 239-241)
  37. Travelling Folks (p. 242-243)
  38. Famine Times (p. 244-245)
  39. Farm Animals (p. 246-250)
  40. Churning (p. 251)
  41. Bread (p. 252-253)
  42. Festival Customs (p. 254-255)
Origin information
Toberroe East, Co. Galway
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 16, p. 169-255)
Folklore--Ireland--Galway (County)
Basket making   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Toys   linked data (lcsh)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Recreation   linked data (lcsh)
Roads   linked data (lcsh)
Animal culture   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Candlemaking   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Prayers   linked data (lcsh)
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people)   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Jokes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
School location
Toberroe EastAn Tobar Rua ThoirToberroe EastBallynakillBallymoeGalway
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0016/3

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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