School: Ring, Dalahasey (roll number 9111)

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 100

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In every part of Ireland certain articles are kept in honour of some saint or other such as the little shamrock, St. Brigids Cross, Blackthorn bush, Holy water and mistletoe.

Every 17 March is St Patricks Day and on that day we wear the old Irish shamrock that St Patrick converted King Laoghaire wife, when he went to Tara and took the shamrock in his hand and said that shamrock had but one stem yet it has three leaves on it, so like was with the Three Divine Persons, there is put one God, yet there are three Divine Persons, in God.
St Brigids Day falls on the 1st of February. On this day the people make crosses from straw

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Joseph Casey
Ring Commons, Co. Dublin