School: Manulla (roll number 14544)

Location:
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Seán Mac an Adhastair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095, Page 269

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When people are finished churning they wash the churn with hot water and salt. Sometimes, before churning, people put the signs of the cross over the churn with a drop of cream out of the crock. Monday is a lucky day for churning. Sometimes people put a coal under the churn, and a fist of salt into it before they churn. A man would not be let light his pipe whilst the woman of the house is churning.

November's Night
On November's night boys and girls have great fun ducking for apples. The old people sit around the fire, telling stories and laughing at the young boys playing tricks. A basin of water is got. An apple is put in the water and then ducking for the apple begins. Three saucers are put on the bale. Clay is

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Collector
Willie Masterson
Gender
male
Address
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Informant
Patrick Masterson
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Language
English