Schools around Ballinrobe

This is a new category which will be built over the next few months; it will be added to as new information becomes available.

Schools' Folklore Project 

In 1937 the Irish Folklore Commission initiated a unique scheme to preserve a vulnerable part of Ireland’s rich heritage. National Schools from around the country were enlisted to collect and record folklore from the older generations in their area. The resulting folklore collection, known as the Schools’ Manuscript Collection 1937 - 1938 is available in most county libraries around Ireland. Original manuscripts are archived in the National Folklore Collection.

We have included examples of children's written stories that they collected from their parents or older people in their neighbourhood.

We are also including other articles sent in to us regarding schools, memories or events that occurred. 

We invite teachers, parents and children to actively participate. Participants can expect to:

  • Research the original manuscripts for their school or locality; often making connections with their ancestors
  • Interview older relatives or neighbours on the original topics laid out in the 1937 Scheme or, devise new topics relevant to their area
  • Record this information and upload it to your own section on this website to share with others
Page link: A Short History of Ballinrobe
A Short History of Ballinrobe
For 6th class at St. Joseph's Primary School, Ballinrobe
Page link: A Step by Step guide to the Schools' Folklore Project
A Step by Step guide to the Schools' Folklore Project
Classroom Resource - 'Bringing History to Life'
Page link: Cushlough, Ballinrobe
Cushlough, Ballinrobe
By Martin Sullivan c 1938
Page link: The Schools' Manuscript Collection 1937-8
The Schools' Manuscript Collection 1937-8
Useful Sources & Publications