School: Baile Ruadh (Cailíní)

Location:
Ballyroe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Fhearghail

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Festival Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 269

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In my district many feasts occur each year and each one has its own customs. For example On St Stephen's Day in my district the children and grownups go in procession from house to house with their hats decorated with papers and coloured papers singing the Wren Song.
The Wren the Wren
The King of Wild Birds
St Stephen's Day he was got in the furze
Up with the kettle and down with the pan,

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Collector
Aine Ní Mistéal
Gender
female
Address
Kilbeg, Co. Galway
Informant
Padhraig Ó Mhistéal
Gender
male
Address
Kilbeg, Co. Galway
Language
mixed