Information resources

Weekly pick:

Some of the most interesting stories and photographs are shown as the ‘Weekly pick’ on this site; you can browse through them here.

Festivals:

Stories, images and information about some major feast days are available as a resource for teachers and the public:

  • St Brigid’s Day [pdf]
  • St Patrick’s Day [pdf]
  • May Day [pdf]
  • St John’s Eve [pdf]
  • Halloween [pdf]
  • Christmas [pdf]

Publications:

Background and history of the Collections:

Works based entirely on the Schools’ Collection:

  • Ó Baoill, Dónall (ed.) 1992. Amach as ucht na sliabh : cnuasach béaloidis a chruinnigh daltaí sna Scoileanna Náisiúnta i bParóiste Ghaoth Dobhair faoi Scéim na Scol 1937-’38. Imleabhar 1. Gaoth Dobhair: Cumann Staire agus Seanchais Ghaoth Dobhair.
  • Ó Catháin, Séamas and Uí Sheighin, Caitlín (ed.) 1987. A Mhuintir Dhún Chaocháin, Labhraígí Feasta! Cnuasach Béaloidis a bhailigh daltaí de chuid Scoil Náisiúnta Cheathrú Thaidhg, Iorras, Contae Mhaigh Eo faoi Scéim na Scol 1937-1938. Indreabhán: Cló Chonamara.
  • Ó Catháin, Séamas and Uí Sheighin, Caitlín (ed.) 1996. Le Gradam is le Spraoi: Cnuasach Béaloidis ó thrí Scoil Náisiúnta i gContae Mhaigh Eo – Gleann na Muaidhe, Ros Dumhach, Port Durlainne – a bailíodh faoi Scéim na Scol 1937-1938. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta.
  • Ní Dhíoraí, Áine (ed.) 1985. Na Cruacha: Scéalta agus Seanchas. Dublin: An Clóchomhar Tta.
  • Ó Coigligh, Ciarán (ed.) 1990. Seanchas Inis Meáin as Bailiúchán na Scol. Dublin: Coiscéim.
  • Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe (ed.) 2016. An Chaora Ghlas agus scéalta as Seanadh Farracháin. Indreabhán: Leabhar Breac.
  • Ó Grianna, Conall 1998. Rann na Feirste: Seanchas ár Sinsear. Donegal: Cló Cheann Dubhrann.
  • Hastings, Caitríona 2009. Ag Bun na Cruaiche, Folklore and Folklife from the Foot of Croagh Patrick. Dublin: Nonsuch Ireland.
  • Ó Muirí, Lorcán 2018. ‘Scéalta agus Seanchas ón gCúl Rua: Scéim na Scol i Scoil Náisiúnta Bhaile Mhic Airt’. An Linn Bhuí, 22: 1-6.
  • Shannon, Fíona; Sasse, Astrid; Sheridan, Helen agus Heinrich, Michael 2017. ‘Are identities oral? Understanding ethnobotanical knowledge after Irish independence (1937–1939)’. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 13.

Works containing substantial material from the Schools’ Collection:

Connaught

  • Beiner, Guy 2007. Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Blackmore, Liz; Cronin, John; Ferrie, Dónal; Higgins, Bríd (ed.) 2001. In Their Own Words: The Parish of Lackagh- Turloughmore and its People. Lackagh. Co. Galway: Lackagh Museum Committee.
  • Bohola Post, No. 34, Bohola, Co.Mayo, 2006.
  • Cathair na Mart: Journal of the Westport Historical Society 2006-2007, No. 25, Westport Historical Society, Westport, Co. Mayo, 2006. Table of contents can be found here
  • Clegg, Rosemary 2006. Sranagarvanagh: A townland in Leitrim. Ballinagleragh (publisher unknown).
  • Clonfert National School Jubilee Committee 2002. Scoil Bhreandáin Naofa, Cluain Fearta 1952-2002. Clonfert, Co. Galway: Clonfert National School Jubilee Committee.
  • Corsallagh Scholars Reunion Committee 2004. Memories of Corsallagh National School 1883-1968. Corsallagh, Co. Sligo (publisher unknown).
  • Gallagher, Mary; Casey, Jane, Garvey, Margaret 2002. Voices. Ballaghaderreen, Co. Ros Comáin (publisher unknown).
  • Glenhest Community Committee 2000. Glorious Glenhest: Memories of a Community. Glenhest, Co. Mayo: Glenhest Community Committee.
  • O’Hara, Bernard (ed.) 2013. St. John’s School, Carramore, Kilasser, 1913-2013. Kilasser, Co. Mayo: Carramore School Centenary Committee.
  • Killaraght History Committee 2002. Killaraght: Cill Athracht, A History. Killaraght, Co. Sligo (publisher unknown).
  • Mac Hale, Conor 2003. Inishcrone & O’Dubhda Country. Stillorgan, Co. Dublin: IHR Publications.
  • Newtown National School Centenary Committee 2003. Scoil Mhuire Newtown 1903-2003. Creagh, Co. Roscommon: Newtown National School Centenary Committee.
  • Rathkell Centenary Committee 2007. Rathkell National School Centenary 1907-2007, Rathkell, Co. Mayo (publisher unknown).
  • O’Regan, Carol; Lacey, Audrey 1996. Abbeyknockmoy: A Time to Remember. Abbeyknockmoy, Co. Galway: Abbeyknockmoy Community Council.
  • Scannell, Jo; Cooke, Cecil 2004. A Social History of Aughrim since 1691. Aughrim, Co. Galway: Aughrim Development Company Limited, 2004
  • Slievenakilla School Reunion Committee 2004. Slievenakilla School Reunion 2004. Ballinagleragh, Co. Leitrim: Slievenakilla School Reunion Committee.

Leinster

  • Bree Parish Journal No. 13, Bree Parish Committee, Bree, Co. Wexford, 2007.
  • Cooke, Jimmie (ed.) 2008. Kilmacow Folklore: County Kilkenny St. Senan’s Boys National School Kilmacow for Schools’ Scheme 1937-39, Irish Folklore Commission and Memoirs of Kilmacow, Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny (publisher unknown).
  • Corduff National School Board of Management 2006. Corduff National School, Corduff, 1906-2006. Corduff, Lusk, Co. Dublin: Corduff National School Board of Management.
  • Crowley, Seán, (ed.) 2008. Horeswood Folklore: Voices from 1938. Horeswood, Co. Wexford: Seán Crowley.
  • Mostrim Heritage and Historical Society 2007. Edgeworthstown: Myths and Memories...seo is siúd... Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford (publisher unknown).

Munster

  • Boherlahan-Dualla Historical Journal, Boherlahan-Dualla Historical Journal Society. Boherlahan-Dualla, Co. Tipperary, 2006.
  • Ní Chadhla, Eilín 1998. Kilcorney-Rathcoole: A History. Kanturk, Co. Cork: Kilcorney – Rathcoole Historical Society.
  • Daly, Eugene 2005. Leap and Glandore: Fact and Folklore. Leap, Co. Cork: Heron’s Way Press.
  • Glór Chuilinn Uí Chaoimh, Imleabhar 2, Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh, Co. Cork, 1993.
  • Knockfierna & District Annual Journal, Vol. 4, Cnoc Firinne Heritage and Folklore Group, Knockfierna, Co. Limerick, 1992.
  • Skibbereen and District Historical Society Journal, Vol. 2, Skibbereen and District Historical Society, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, 2006.
  • Tradraí ’05. Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Cora Chaitlín, 2005.

Ulster

  • Ballyconnell Heritage Group 2000. Beneath Slieve Rusheen’s Slopes: Kildallan-Tomregan, a look at the past. Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan: Ballyconnell Heritage
  • Group.
  • Ní Dhíoraí, Áine (ed.) 2008. Scoil na gCruach: Tír Chonaill, 1907-1971. Donegal: Coiste Scoil na gCruach.
  • Meehan, Helen 2005. Inver Parish in History. Mountcharles, Co. Donegal: Helen Meehan.
  • Smith, Jimmy (ed.) 2001. Lackan National School: Ballyjamesduff Reunion 1894-1978. Lackan, Co. Cavan (publisher unknown).

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