School: Grianán Ailigh (roll number 2049)

Location:
Grianan of Aileach, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Niall S. Mac Aoidh

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Festival Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1108, Page 159

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There are many festival customs.
On St Brigid's night some people leave a cloth outside before going to bed. On the feast of the Holy Souls the people leave on a good fire and sweep the floor before going to bed so that the members of the family which are bed may come and warm themselves.
The most important feast's of the year are:- The Epiphany, St Brigid's Day, St Patrick's Day, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Whit Sunday, Feast of St Peter and Paul, The Assumption, Hallowe'en Feast of All Saints, and Feast of All Souls, Christmas and St Stephen's day.

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Collector
Philomena Mac Grath
Gender
female
Address
Castlecooly, Co. Donegal
Language
English