School: Clonshough

Clonshagh, Co. Dublin
C. Ní Bhroin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0792, Page 470

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  1. On Hallowe'en night the boys dress up like old men. Some of them dress up like old hags. They put on long trousers women's hats and soot on their faces and more of them have false faces. They go around house to house and they are invited in and given something and the ringleader sings songs and plays turned on the mouth organ and melodion.
    Then they get apples and nuts and sometimes money. On Hallowe'en people boil colcannon and put a ring in it and whoever gets the ring is supposed to be married first.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. events
      1. events (by time of year) (~11,476)
        1. Halloween (~934)
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