I have now taken a look at the collection from schools in the parish of Mevagh/Rosguill where I grew up in County Donegal, to get an overview of what treasures are here, and to take a closer look at the stories from Mulroy school where our grandfather taught.
It has been a fascinating journey of discovery at a social and personal level!
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Much of the collection is beautifully hand written by the pupils themselves with the name and age of the informant usually given at the end of each piece. I particularly love the entries that describe names of fields, rocks etc in several townlands, such as seen below from Glen school. (This last story is new to me and I must get more information about it.anyone help? We were pupils here for some years, with Enda Ward as Principal, but never knew our grandfather who died in 1944.
The pages below for example are the work of Cyril Hall from Aughalatty. ) When the Schools Folklore Collection was undertaken, our grandfather James D Gallagher was the school principal at Mulroy National School. One of the more prolific sources of information in our grandfather’s School Collection was a lady named Maire Ni Bhaughan, who was then aged 67.
Included here is a brilliant ‘Go Pettigo leat’ – To Pettigo with you – a dismissive phrase apparently that I certainly never heard of. As with all of the Mulroy collection, every word is recorded in Irish –EXCEPT for a little phrase here in English that says: ”One of Mary Vaughan’s stories – the ultimate in ‘duirt bean liom’ !
She told of buying and selling outside the chapel after Mass before there were shops; she gave a recipe for boxty and listed the native animals about the place including badgers, squirrels, weasels, foxes and ‘mada uisce’, the otter.
She told a story of three boys who were at a dance and had to walk through a wood to get home.
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