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Schools Folklore Collection 1937-1938

Blackboards and Chalk Dust - the Schools Folklore Collection 1937-1938

A display and illustrated talk to showcase the Schools Folklore Collection from 1937-1938 and material from schools around County Kildare.

In 1937, the Folklore Commission asked primary school teachers around the country to encourage their pupils to collect local history, weather lore, cures, riddles, proverbs, etc from older people and write it down. Not every school participated as it was a voluntary scheme.

The original copy books completed by the children are stored in the Folklore Department, UCD while a microfilm version of some material is held in Local Studies, Newbridge.

There will be a display of photographs and material from the copy books. The talk will last about 30 minutes with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Lists of schools involved from County Kildare will be displayed and it would be wonderful if original pupils and/or their families were able to attend.

Dates: 27 May 2014 - 27 May 2014 - Time: 19.00pm to 20.00pm
Venue: Naas Library, Harbour View, Naas
Organised by Naas Library
Contact Details: T 045 879111 E:

Audience: All welcome and you are especially welcome if you or a family member attended Mercy Convent or CBS Primary Schools