1st January 1938
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The Schools' Collection was undertaken by the National Folklore Commission between 1937-1939. Annaghneal School was one of the schools that collected local folklore from the community.

Annaghneal School was a local mixed school located in Annaghneal  townland Kilnoe civil parish.  The school was located within the Tulla district so that when amalgamation occurred of rural schools throughout Ireland, Annaghneal was amalgamated with not just Tulla but with those who wished to attend Bodyke.    The school was part of the Schools' Collection in the 1930s.  The stories were written in English, Irish and mixed (both English and Irish versions). While many of the stories are untitled, the following stories were included:

Biddy Early

The Battle of Kilbarron

Bodyke Evictions

The Estate of Ballinahinch

A Hedge School

In all, 14 stories were collected and the following individuals were either collectors or informants:

Treasa de Brún

Neans ní Cliún

Seosamh O Faoláin

Proinseas Mac Ghiolla Phóil

Mrs. John Powell

The teacher listed was B. B. Uí Donnchadha.

This collection can be accessed at the following link:  https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5177625

This list was compiled by Jane Halloran Ryan, Volunteer and Tulla Parish Liaison Volunteer

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