School: Baile an Daingin (B) (roll number 1676)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Séamus P. Ó Gríobhtha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 681

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Everybody used to leave the door open on christmas night before going to bed so that if the blessed Virgin and the child were passing they could go in house two or three at each window to show the child Jesus light. This is also done in honour of the twelve months of year.
The children hang up their stockings near the chimney so that santa claus will put something in them. They think that he comes in a slegde filled with socks of toys
and that he comes down the chimney. They write notes to him telling him what kind of toys they want. They throw the notes up the chimney. They think that he spends the year making toys. They also think that he

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Collector
Louis Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Address
Branraduff, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Age
49
Address
Branraduff, Co. Mayo
Language
English