School: Ray (2) (roll number 16607)

Location:
Ray, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Seósaimhín Ní Ghallchobhair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1086, Page 175

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Christmas :- Before Christmas young boys to around the houses, saying rhymes, singing and collected money, disguised as "mammers". A Christmas pudding is always baked for Christmas Day. Boys and girls generally pull crackers on Christmas Day. At Christmas all the houses are decoualid with holly, millions balloons and Christmas decorations. In some churches midnight mass is said in honour of Our Lord's birth at the hour. The old people like to see snow at Christmas, as they say "A green Christmas makes a fat Churchyard"

Collector
Eithne Nic an t Saoir
Gender
female
Address
Ray, Co. Donegal
Informant
Peadair Uí Ghallochbhair
Gender
male
Age
73
Occupation
feirmeoir
Address
Ray, Co. Donegal
Language
English