School: Cúl Árann (Clochar)

Location:
Coolaran, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An tSr Fionnbharr Nic Chárthaig

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Cúl Árann (Clochar) | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0020, Page 0073

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agus babóg ar a dtugtar brighdeóg uirthi gleasta suas aca, bíonn ceann aca ag iomchar an babóg agus cuid eile ag damhsa agus ar an gcaoí sin bailigheann siad airgead.

St. Stephen's day is the day after Christmas day and it is kept in honour of St. Stephen the first martyr. The boys go around from house to house with a wren and sing the wren song.

The wren the wren
The king of all birds,
St. Stephen's day he was
Caught in a furze,
Up with the kettle
and down with the pan,
Give us a penny to
Bury the wren,
We chased the wren

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Collector
Paddy Doyle
Gender
male
Address
Coolaran, Co. Galway
Informant
John Doyle
Gender
male
Address
Coolaran, Co. Galway
Language
English