School: An Cheathrú Mhór

Location:
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
P. Ó Glacáin

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Christmas Long Ago

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 106

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My mother told me that they used to spend Christmas night much the same as it is at present.

First of all the used to leave the house spotless and put down a big fire so that everybody would feel more comfortable than they would be any other night of the year and then they would light a big candle on each window in the house.
They used get the supper ready at about seven o' clock and it was in the parlour they would eat it, but they would not be satisfied if they had not every sort of

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Collector
Kathleen Duggan
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Bernard Duggan
Gender
female
Age
47
Occupation
domestic worker
Address
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Language
mixed