School: Cnoc Machan, Bun Machan

Location:
Ballynasissala, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Bríd Ní Fhaoláin; Bríd Ní Mhathúna

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St Brigid's Night

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0650, Page 24

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St Brighid's night falls on the 1st February.
It is a custom for everyone to put out a black tie on the window sill on that night. It is said that St. Brighid passes and blesses the tie. The tie would then cure headaches and toothaches.

Eiblis Ní Ailche
Baile Rístín

Collector
Eibhlís Ní Ailche
Gender
female
Address
Ballyristeen, Co. Waterford
Language
English