Louisburgh National School in Dúchas 1938-1939
Louisburgh National School, like many schools in Ireland, took part in the collection and collation of stories, poems, fairytales, old cures and much more from 1938 to 1940. This was achieved by asking pupils to interview their parents and grandparents as well as their neighbours to find out about their beliefs and their local history stories and record these in their own handwriting to be submitted to the Folklore Commission. These writings can now be accessed at duchas.ie and we have below the entries for louisburghns. as submitted by the teacher at the time, Thomas J. Morahan.
Entries for Louisburgh NS (with direct links to the full story)
5. An Chúileann
10. A Local Cist
12. Maxwell's Leap