School: Balscadden (roll number 9492)

Balscaddan, Co. Dublin
P. Ó Séaghdha Francis Shaw
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 191

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    Christmas customs
    We all look forward to Christmas and its customs, as it is one of the oldest festivals from the time of our Lord. The week before Christmas the people of this parish begin preparing for this great event, no one ever goes away from their homes on Christmas day. The houses are decorated with holly and ivy. Killing the and turkeys for the markets, and boiling the plum pudding are very old customs in this parish. A lighted candle is put in the window to show light to the people going the road and to invite them in for some refreshment's, and to show light to the people going to Mass at break-of-day. candle is lit by some young person with Mary to her name in honour of the Blessed Virgin. it is lovely listening to the people on Christmas morning wishing each other a happy and holy Christmas. I hope the old Christmas customs will never die out. Annie Gorman.
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    Annie Gorman