School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Belderg More, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 426

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Nobody likes to be the first up in the village on May morning. No smoke will be seen in the houses until necessity comels somebody to start a fire. As soon as the smoke of an fire is seen smoke rises from every house. It may be that people don't want their neighbours to think they were up early bent on May morning mischief to the neighbour's cows.