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 683

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They used to bring asscarts to bring home the Christmas grog. Some people used to bring it home before the eight of December. They used to bring flour and currants and drink home. Some people who had friends in America used to wait until they used to get the cheque before they bought the christmas grog. It used to be sent to them before Christmas. It was an old custom to give every animal a heap of oats. This custom is still observed by people in my locality.

Christmas is the feast of Christ the king. There are many old stories told about Christmas. People leave their door opened Christmas night so that the Blessed Virgin and Jesus Christ would go in. Our Lord was born on Christmas day in a stable at Bethlehem. There is an old saying about Christmas. Christmas is coming and the geese

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Collector
Paul Fitzgerald
Gender
male
Address
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Informant
Martin Conry
Gender
male
Age
73
Address
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Language
English