School: An Clochar, Cara Droma Ruisc

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0209, Page 521

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There is no special type of clothes worn on any occasion but needless to say 'the Sunday suit' serves mostly for extraordinary events, however green ties are worn on Saint Patrick's Day by the men, while the young girls keep up the tradition of wearing a green ribbon on their hair. At the death of a near relative mourning is donned.
The apparel worn in ancient times was very different from that of today. The men wore long skirted frieze coats and corduroy knee-breeches with white buttons with which they wore long stockings and 'brogues'. The hats they wore were tall with a square crown. The women wore shawls and red flannel skirts and either

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Margaret Noone
Corbally, Co. Leitrim