School: Aughacashel (roll number 15356)

Location:
Aghacashel, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Joseph Conifry

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0211, Page 496

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Collected from John Mulvey (age - 82 yrs) (Farmer)
Bunrevagh, Drumshanbo.
By Jos Conifry, N.T.

Festival Customs
Yes, when I was young St. Brigids Day was better observed than it is now. Many people used to go down to St Brigid's well in Uactarach outside Ballinamore to do Stations there. As well as I can remember before going into the grave-yard, which is almost a mile from the well, the complete Rosary of 15 decades is recited either together in groups or individually. Then one Pater and Ave is said in the Churchyard, and after this the complete Rosary if 15 decades is said between the churchyard and the holy well. The litany of the Blessed Virgin is said after the last decade.

Collector
Joseph Conifry
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Informant
John Mulvey
Gender
male
Age
82
Occupation
farmer
Address
Bunrevagh, Co. Leitrim
Language
English

Food
When I was a young lad, about 18 or 20 years of age, the ordinary people then had a hard time. There

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