The Schools' Collection for Quin School, Quin, County Clare

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

Quin School was a local mixed school located in the village of Quin, County Clare.   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).  The following stories were included:
Stories:

A Crock of Gold

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure in Quin

A Funny Story

Signs of Weather

Old Sayings

Proverbs

Strong Men

Jumper

Walker

Dancer

Singer

Fast Runners

Fast Walkers

Good Mowers

Good Dancers

Good Walkers

Drowning

The Night of the Big Wind

Floods

Storm

A Thunder Storm

Happenings

Hedge Schools

Candle Making

Basket Making

Smith Work

Scuttle

A Strange Marriage

Funny Marriages

Cures

Herbs

Farm Animals

Butter-Making

Churning

The Care of the Feet

The Patron Saint of the Locality

Prayer to Fenian

Fairs

Landlords

Ancient Stones in the District

Ancient Remains in the District

Buying and Selling

Giants and Witches

Leprechauns

Castles

Old Ruins

Old Prayers

Danganbrack Castle

Informants and Collectors include the following:

Philomena Ní Ainlighe

Mrs. Baker

Mary Baker

Mary O'Brien

Mrs. O'Brien

Maura O'Brien

Micheal O'Brien

Maureen Clune

Mrs. Clune

William Clune

Willie Clune

Tim Clune

Stephen Clune

Paddy Clune

Mary Clune

John T. Clune

Joseph Clune

Agnes Clune

Aggie Clune

Dan Clune

Daniel Clune

Delia Clune

Dan Corbett

Mrs. Corbett

Patrick Degidon

Peggy Duggan

Mrs. Duggan

Mr. Duggan

Martin Fahy

Peter Falvey

Lilly Gaffney

Bernard Gaffney

James O'Grady

Mrs. McGrath

Mrs. O'Halloran

Joe Halloran

Joe O'Halloran

John Halloran

John O'Halloran

Philomena Hanly

Phil Hanly

Mrs. Hanly

Eily Hanly

John Hastings

Mrs. Hourigan

Michael MacInerney

Micheal MacInerney

Patrick McInerney

PJ McInerney

Mary Keehan

John Joe MacMahon

T. McMahon

Patrick McMahon

Paddy McMahon

Tom McMahon

Mary O'Malley

Eily Markham

Eileen Markham

Michael Markham

Mrs. Markham

John Joseph Marlborough

John Joe Marlborough

Martin Moylan

Mrs. Moylan

Mrs. Mulvihill

Ita McNamara

John McNamara

Mrs. McNamara

Mrs. Ryan

Corny Ryan

Jimmy Sammon

Johnno Sammon

Michael Sammon

Johnny Scanlon

Maureen Scanlon

John Skehan

This list was compiled by Jane Halloran Ryan, Ireland Reaching Out volunteer.

 

This collection can be accessed through the following link:  https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5177640