School: Maoláin (roll number 6704)

Location:
Mullaun, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Seán Ó Brádaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0198, Page 294

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On St Brigid's Eve crosses are made from rushes.

On St. Brigids Eve - crosses are made from rushes the youngest person in the house goes around the house three times and then then kneels on the threshold outside knocks three times + says "Down on your knees and let Brigid in" + those inside say "Brigid is welcome" The Crosses are left aside and then blessed on All Saints Day.

On St Patricks Day Irish Coatholics [?] at Shamrocks in honour of the Blessed Trinity. Bands are played in towns and all people march behind them in honour of St. Patrick.

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