Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Irish School Records

This is very cool, and I've missed a few housecleaning hours immersed in this website. Thanks to Chris Paton.

"80% of its school records holdings from counties Dublin, Donegal, Mayo and Waterford, about 64,000 items in total, and comprising of a collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s.

It's a real gem, with some interesting holdings - one school child from Raphoe in County Donegal, for example, recalls how his granny used to describe the "stiffy lifting" or theft of corpses from graves in the local cemetery for medical students to experiment on.

To access the records, indexed by school and location, visit http://duchas.ie/en/cbes


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