Abstract: A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballydurrow (school) (Ballaghdorragh, Co. Cavan), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher S. Ó Hadarnáin.

Original reference: 0998/3

In collection The Schools’ Collection : County Cavan schools

  1. Weather-Lore (p. 259-263)
  2. Old Schools (p. 263-264)
  3. Local Marriage Customs (p. 265-266)
  4. Local Cures (p. 267-270)
  5. Local Poets (p. 271-274)
  6. Local Place Names (p. 275-277)
  7. Local Place Names (p. 278-281)
  8. Local Place Names (p. 282-286)
  9. Local Traditions Connected with St Patrick (p. 287-289)
  10. Riddles (p. 290-294)
  11. Local Poets and Songs - The Old Cloghan School (p. 295-297)
  12. Potato Crop (p. 298-302)
  13. Proverbs (p. 303-307)
  14. Local Fairs (p. 308-311)
  15. Some Stories (p. 312-313)
  16. Story (p. 313-315)
  17. Fairy Forts (p. 316-320)
  18. Old Graveyards (p. 321-322)
  19. Old Crafts (p. 323-325)
  20. Fairy Forts in My District (p. 326-329)
  21. Forges (p. 330-332)
  22. Care of the Feet (p. 333-335)
  23. Churning (p. 336-338)
  24. Food in Olden Times (p. 339-341)
  25. Marriage Customs and Stories Concerning Marriages (p. 342-345)
  26. Hatching Eggs (p. 346-348)
  27. How People Call the Animals and Home Pets (p. 349)
  28. Superstitions (p. 350-353)
  29. Festival Customs (p. 354-356)
  30. Story about the Mass (p. 357)
  31. Buying and Selling (p. 358-359)
  32. Ghost Story (p. 360)
  33. Wrong Deeds and Their Punishment (p. 361)
  34. Irish Words Used by the People of this District in Everyday Conversation (p. 362-363)
  35. Local Story about a Leprechaun (p. 364-365)
  36. Local Poets (p. 366-370)
  37. Local Football Team (p. 371-372)
  38. Great Dancers (p. 373-374)
  39. Belief in Herbs and Medals etc. (p. 375-376)
  40. Strong Men (p. 377-379)
  41. Emblems and Objects of Value Long Ago (p. 380-383)
  42. Great Walkers (p. 384-385)
  43. Loughcrew Hills, Oldcastle, Co. Meath (p. 386-390)
  44. Landlords (p. 391-392)
  45. Ghosts and Fairies (p. 393-398)
  46. Local Poet (p. 399)
  47. Ancient Monuments, Cairns and Raths at Loughcrew Hills, Oldcastle (p. 400-403)
  48. Local Drowning (p. 404-405)
  49. Shipwreck (p. 406-407)
  50. Plague Called the Hen (p. 408-409)
  51. Great Runner (p. 410-411)
  52. Stories of Ghosts Connected with Landlords and Their Agents (p. 412-415)
  53. Great Snowstorm (p. 416-418)
Origin information
Ballaghdorragh, Co. Cavan
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
1 chapter (vol. 998, p. 259a-418)
Folklore--Ireland--Cavan (County)
Schools   linked data (lcsh)
Marriage   linked data (lcsh)
Traditional medicine   linked data (lcsh)
Folk poetry   linked data (lcsh)
local legends   linked data (afset)
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?  
Riddles   linked data (lcsh)
Potatoes   linked data (lcsh)
Proverbs   linked data (lcsh)
Commerce   linked data (lcsh)
Ringforts   linked data (lcsh)
Cemeteries   linked data (lcsh)
Occupations   linked data (lcsh)
Smithing   linked data (afset)
Shoes   linked data (lcsh)
Butter   linked data (lcsh)
animal calls   linked data (afset)
Folk beliefs   linked data (afset)
Manners and customs   linked data (lcsh)
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Irish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Leprechauns   linked data (lcsh)
Land use   linked data (lcsh)
Drowning   linked data (lcsh)
Shipwrecks   linked data (lcsh)
Epidemics   linked data (lcsh)
Frost   linked data (lcsh)
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0998/3

Suggested credit
"The Schools' Manuscript Collection: County Cavan 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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