School: Liatra (roll number 13341)

Location:
Lettera, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seán Mac Sheoin

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St Stephen's Day

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 126

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On St. Stephen's Day it is a custom for all the young boys to catch a wren and kill. They go from house playing and dancing for money. At each house they say:- "Up with the kettle and down with the pan, give us a penny to bury the wren". St. Stephen's Day is called "the Wren Boys Day".

Collector
Annie Morgan
Gender
female
Address
Croaghill, Co. Galway
Informant
John Morgan
Gender
male
Age
68
Occupation
farmer
Address
Croaghill, Co. Galway
Language
English