School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Emblems and Objects of Value

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 499

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In almost every house in this district St Brigid's cross is kept to bring good or keep away harm. It is made from straw and rushes; it is about a foot in length and half foot in breaught. It is made by the people of the house on St. Brigid's night. St Patricks cross is made from straw: it is made on St Patricks day. The straw is platted and made into the shape of a cross. When the crosses are made they are hung on the rafter. When a horse-shoe is found on a road it is the custom to pick it up and not leave your luck after you and to make the sign of the cross on the spot where it is found. On Palm sunday palm is hung up and the palm

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Collector
Margaret Connell
Gender
female
Address
Coolaght, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Connell
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Coolaght, Co. Mayo
Language
English