School: Naomh Pádraig, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 14359)

Location:
Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Eoghan Ó Gallchobhair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1115, Page 26

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About a fortnight before Christmas a dozen boys bind up and call themselves Christmas Rhymers. They have a lot of rhymes such as " King George ", " Black Prince " " Doctor Brown " and " Jack Straw ". The first boy says

Make room , Make room my gallant boys
And give us room to rhyme
For we will show you some activity about this Christmas time
Act of young and act of old the likes of us you never saw acting on the stage before. If you don't like to belive me enter in the next man, and so on.
After coming in the leader shares the money equally so that everyone is satisfied

Collector
Anthony Galbraith
Gender
male
Informant
A. Galbraith
Gender
male
Age
50
Language
English