The Schools’ Collection

This is a collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s. More information

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  1. Folklore

    About ninety [years] ago a child who had seven fingers on each hand was born in the village of Friaryland on the western slope of Mount Mary.

    CBÉS 0046

    Mrs Walsh, Seosamh G. Ó Cléirigh

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  2. Mattie Mannion

    CBÉS 0046

    Maggie Cunniffe

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  3. (no title)

    Biddy Early was in the fairies.

    CBÉS 0050

    James Burke, John Burke

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  4. How Biddy Early Got Her Charms

    CBÉS 0050

    Bernard Regan, Mrs Henry

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  5. (no title)

    One evening a man was coming home from a fair in Loughrea.

    CBÉS 0059

    William Burke

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  6. (no title)

    A crowd of tinkers named Donovans come to Rahealy about once every two months.

    CBÉS 0059

    Thomas Moloney

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  7. (no title)

    There lived in Larah a woman named Mary Fahy.

    CBÉS 0083

    Mary King, Michael Flaherty

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  8. A Folktale of Belcarra

    CBÉS 0095

    Francie Foye, Martin Clarke

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  9. Baint Feasa as Cnámh Slinneáin an Ghiorria

    CBÉS 0142

    Mártain Ó Braonáin

  10. (no title)

    The soldiers came to a certain house looking for Father Sweeney.

    CBÉS 0142

    Mártain Ó Braonáin

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  11. Severe Weather

    CBÉS 0238

    Michael Cannon

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  12. Story

    CBÉS 0260

    Mrs L. English

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  13. Women with Loose Heads

    CBÉS 0269

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  14. A Story

    CBÉS 0274

    James Murphy, Tim Sullivan

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  15. A Story

    CBÉS 0274

    Máire Ní Murchadha, Seán Ó Murchadha

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  16. A Story

    CBÉS 0274

    Máire Ní Murchadha, Seán Ó Murchadha

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  17. Béaloideas

    CBÉS 0297

    Donnchadh Mac Domhnaill

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  18. Sites of Historic Interest

    CBÉS 0308

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  19. Historic Ruins

    CBÉS 0308

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  20. Moll Carroll

    CBÉS 0310

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