School: Cluain Fearta

Location:
Clonfert, Co. Galway
Teacher:
C. Ó Ríoghbhardáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0055, Page 0073

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St Brigid's Day

On St Brigid's Day a sheaf of corn is divided in the shape of a cross. On one arm of the cross is placed a potato and on the other end you placed oats. When you are saving the potatoes you will sow this potato first and when you are sowing the oat you sow this first.
Rita Murphy
Abbeyland
Eyrecourt
Co Galway

Collector
Rita Murphy
Gender
female
Address
Abbeyland Great, Co. Galway
Language
English

St Martin's Day

On St Martin's eve a cock is killed or else a goose if, there is no cock. When the cock or whatever it may be is killed the blood is sprinkled on the four corners of the out houses and on the threshold of the dwelling house. So that there may be good luck for the rest of the year.

Collector
Eilish Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Clonfert, Co. Galway
Language
English

St. Brigid's Day

On St Brigids night a crowd of men dress up as various kinds of people and one of them dress as a woman and he carries a doll and stocking. The other men carries mouth organs, fiddles. They go around from house

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Collector
Eilish Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Clonfert, Co. Galway
Language
English