School: Dún Amhlaidh (roll number 14614)

Location:
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Gleadhra Ní Fhiachraigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 0528

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On St Stephen's Day boys gather together and put on false faces and old clothes and they go from house to house singing the Wren-song. Then the people will give them a few pennies. "The Wren song" is as follows. The wren the wren
The king of all birds
That on Stephen's Day
Was caught in the furge
Then up with the kettle
and down with the tray
And give us some money
And let us away."
On St. Patrick's Day the people wear shamrock because when St Patrick was preaching the gospel to the people he took up a shamrock and showed the people that there were three persons in one God. On Shrove

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Collector
Ada Nic Uait
Gender
female
Address
Doonbeakin, Co. Sligo
Informant
Seumus Mac Uait
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
61
Address
Doonbeakin, Co. Sligo
Language
English