School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0647, Page 330

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the Brat Brighde is hung on the latch of the door and it is said that Saint Brigid comes around and she blesses every house where the Brat Brighde is kept.
The blessed candle is kept in almost every house in this locality. The candles are blessed in the church and then all the people buy them.When a person is very sick the blessed candle is lit.

Long ago crosses were kept in every house and are to the present day. These were made of plain pieces of wood nailed across each other. They were hung under holy pictures the same as crucifixes. The only kind of crosses kept in my house are crucifixes. Crucifixes are bought in shops.

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Collector
Tomás Ó Dúnaighe
Gender
male
Address
Ballynamult, Co. Waterford
Informant
Jim Hanrahan
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Ballynamult, Co. Waterford
Language
English