School: Cartrún

Location:
Cartronavally, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Cáit, Bean Uí Cheallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0230, Page 241

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Old evening prayer which was said by the local people long long ago

The following prayer was generally recited in the evening at the setting of the sun, and it was regarded as being the best prayer for the ending of each day.
Night is falling, dear Mother, the long day is o'er,
And before thy loved image, I'm kneeling once more,
To thank thee for keeping me

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Collector
Patricia Mac Guire
Gender
female
Address
Cornagee, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Mrs Margaret Cullen
Gender
female
Age
85
Address
Srabragan, Co. Roscommon
Language
English