School: Carraig Árd (roll number 15735)

Location:
Carrickard, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máire Ní Tháilliúir

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Festival Customs

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0181, Page 353

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Festival Customs.
On St. Stephen's Day men and boys dress up in old clothes. They go from house to house dancing and playing music. They gather money. In the evening they divide the money. Some of them go to Public-houses and spend the money.
On St Patrick's Day people go to church and wear shamrocks. The girls wear green ribbins and badges. On Shrove Tuesday people make pan-cakes.
On Ash Wednesday people went to the Chapel to get the sign of the cross put on their foreheads. On Good Friday people eat no meat and they think it not right to drive a nail.
On Easter Sunday people have a big feast of eggs.

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Collector
Fanny Mc Master
Gender
female
Address
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Informant
J. Devine
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Highwood, Co. Sligo
Language
English