School: Cara Droma Ruisc (roll number 6705)

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim / Co. Roscommon
Mrs Laird
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 495

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  1. on st stephens day when boys go from house to house dressed in funny clothes
    they play and dance and sing the song of the wren at each house they visit
    the wren, the wren, the king of all birds on st stephens day he was caught on the burs \they are given in every house and they have a money broad into which the money is put
    in the evening they open the money
    -fox and divide the money among themselves
    when there is a marriage land- beggars dress in straw clothes and go to the dudes house and dance with the bride
    they are given drink by the brides father
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Roy Cox
    Knockroe, Co. Roscommon