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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 649

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On the eve of St. Martin's Day it is customary to kill a fowl and sprinkle the four corners of the kitchen with its blood. They also make a cross on the door with its blood. It is said that machinery of any kind or mills should not be worked on that day as it is believed that St. Martin was ground in a mill.

This story is told in connection with St. Martin's Day.
One day as the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph were traveling they came to the house of a young gentleman and they asked the nights' lodging of him. He gave it to them and everything they asked. During the night the Blessed Virgin

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Collector
May Joyce
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Joyce
Gender
female
Age
48
Address
Ballyglass, Co. Mayo
Language
English