School: An Cheathrú Mhór

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

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Feasts of the Year

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 121

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Feasts of the Year
1. Name of the person who gave me particulars
Mrs Duggan
2. Address: Carrowmore - Lacken
3. Age: About 47 years
4. Occupation: Housework
5. Where was she born: and where did she spend her life? She was born on Cloonalaghan Lacken and there she spent her life 'till she got married. Then she came living to Carrowmore.
6. The date this was written: 29-6-'38

The Feasts
February 1st, St Brigid's day in this locality is celebrated by going out in the Drídeógs.
On the night before the 1st day of February all the young boys and girls dress themselves up in old clothes and cover their faces with an old curtain and then they go about from house with an old doll known as "Miss Biddy" and they dance and collect money in each house.
On June 23rd, St John's eve fires are lighted in this place and are called the bon-fires.
A big crowd gathers together on the top

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