The Schools’ Collection

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

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  1. The Dumb Girl

    CBÉS 0026

    Frank Raferty

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  2. (no title)

    There was a man named John Burke who lived in the village of Monamore in the parish of Oranmore.

    CBÉS 0032

    Padraic O Mogáin

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  3. Scéal

    CBÉS 0041

    James Joyce

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  4. Seanscéal

    CBÉS 0072

    Nóra Seoige

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  5. Scéal

    CBÉS 0075

    Micheál Ó Coighin, Seán Ó Coighin

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  6. Insna Siógaibh

    CBÉS 0075

  7. An Biorán Suain

    CBÉS 0075

    Mícheál Ó Dabhoráin

  8. The Fairy Corpse

    CBÉS 0086

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  9. How the Carolans Got the Money

    CBÉS 0087

    Áine Ní Cheallaigh, Tomás Ó Ceallaigh

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  10. Rescued from the Fairies

    CBÉS 0101

    Martin Malley

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  11. A Story

    A certain man lived in Crossmolina and he had a beautiful daughter.

    CBÉS 0118

    Francis Chambers, Kieran Moran

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  12. Seanscéal

    CBÉS 0135

    Mícheál Ó Maoineacháin

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  13. The Fairy's Hostage

    CBÉS 0147

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  14. A Priest's Servant

    CBÉS 0147

    Kate O' Neill

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  15. A Strange Story

    CBÉS 0226

    Josephine Maxwell, Myles Carrigan

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  16. Story

    Once upon a time there lived a young man who was very fond of gambling.

    CBÉS 0231

    Jim Lavin, Mr James Cooney

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  17. The Fool of Rathcroghan

    CBÉS 0255

    John Kelly, Thomas Ernest Hanley

    Ráth Cruachan, Co. Ros Comáin

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  18. A Story about Tír na nÓg

    CBÉS 0258

    Patrick Murphy, Thomas Murphy

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  19. A Story

    CBÉS 0268

    Paddy Rafferty

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  20. (no title)

    Bhí ógánach ann go raibh nós aige fanamhaint amuigh go déidheanach san oidhce, ag imirt cártaí agus mar sin de.

    CBÉS 0282

    Séamus Mac Coitir

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