The Schools’ Collection

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

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    The "Gobán Saor" lived in Gort na gCliabh and he used to go to visit the "Roches" . . .

    CBÉS 0035

    John Healy, Joseph Kiggins

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    One day the king of England sent for Gobán Saor and his son to come and build a castle for him . . .

    CBÉS 0035

    Clare Ward, John Ward

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    One day the Gobán Saor told his son to go to the fair . . .

    CBÉS 0035

    Mrs Fallon, Teresa Fallon

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    Diarmuid and Gráine slept in Cregg Hill.

    CBÉS 0035

    John Healy, Joseph Kiggins

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  5. An Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0037

    Pádhraic Pléimeann

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  6. An Old Story

    CBÉS 0045

    Kevin Higgins, Thomas Melody

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  7. A Story about the Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0050

    Eva Nelly, John Nelly

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  8. A Funny Story

    CBÉS 0059

    Patrick Flannery

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  9. An Old Story

    CBÉS 0059

    Patrick Flannery

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  10. The Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0059

    James Mahoney, Matie Mahoney

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  11. An Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0059

    Mary Madden, Mrs Mary Madden

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  12. Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0060

    Tomás Ó Lochlann

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  13. Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0063

    Seán Ó Gamhnáin

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  14. An Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0069

    Colum Ó Máille, Máire Ní Máille

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  15. Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0070C

    Pádhraic Ó Nualláin, Peadar Ó Flannchadha

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  16. Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0076

    Bríghid Ní Ghiubuin, Séamus Mac Ghiubuin

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  17. The Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0079

    Nora Jordan, Thomas Jordan

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  18. An Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0079

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  19. An Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0079

    Gertrude Curran, John Curran

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  20. The Gobán Saor

    CBÉS 0081

    John Manning, Mary Doyle

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