School: Grianán Ailigh (roll number 2049)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1108, Page 160

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On St Patrick's Day as a custom people put shamrock's on their coats when going to Mass. Long ago when St Patrick was preaching the Faith to our forefathers they did not understand him. He looked down at his feet and saw a shamrock. He pulled it and showed it to the people. Then they understood him better.
On Shrove Tuesday as a custom people make pancakes. On Ash Wednesday people go to the Chapel and the priest puts ashes on their foreheads. On Christmas night some people leave big candles burning on the window.

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