School: Woodland (roll number 8464)

Location:
Woodland, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Crossan

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Emblems and Objects of Value

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1085, Page 155

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St. Brigid's Cross is made of rushes. The crosses are made by the people of the house on St. Brigid's Eve and placed above the door.
People decorate the house at Christmas was holly.
On Palm Sunday palms are taken to the church and blessed at Mass.
They are hung in the out-houses.
Palms, holy water, Doon Well water, Tory clay and Gartan clay are all placed in the out-houses to bring good luck on the sick.

Collector
Kathleen Hegarty
Gender
female
Address
Lisnanees Lower, Co. Donegal
Language
English