School: Liatra (roll number 13341)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 129

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Shrove begins on the 6th of January and ends on Shrove Tuesday. Many people get married during Shrove. On shrove Tuesday salt is thrown at anyone that is eligible for marriage and has not been married. Shrove is called "the Seraft" in this district.

It is the custom around this locality on May morning to go out with a sheet and gather the dew on the sheet and to keep saying while doing it "Gather them up" Then it is believed that the person who does this will have plenty for the year of butter.
It is also the custom to go out and wash one's face and hands in

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Collector
Mary Delia Caulfield
Gender
female
Address
Pollynoon, Co. Galway
Informant
Michael Ruddy
Gender
male
Age
70
Occupation
farmer
Address
Cloonfineen, Co. Roscommon
Language
English