School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire de Staic

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...dying is that the soul will not rest until they are washed.
Peter Mc Hugh. Lisduff, Scardaune, Claremorris, age 56 yrs.
Pupil's names Maureen Kelly.

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Long ago the corpse used be kept in the house for a week or two. The people used tie straw ropes across the roof from one rafter to an other and hang white cloth. The last cry over the dead was " Scread na maidne"
Thomas Mc. Hugh, Curraghmore.
Scardaun, age about 66 yrs.
Pupil's name Margaret Slattery.