School: Windgap (C.), Thomastown (roll number 5698)

Location:
Windgap, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Eóin

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Local Customs on May Day

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0851, Page 309

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In this locality it is customary on May Eve to get a white thorn bush and place it in the manure heap. Then it is decorated with brilliant coloured papers and ribbons also all the egg shells are kept over after Easter Sunday and are put hanging on the tree.
On May Eve there was another custom held in this locality. All the farmers went out into their tillage

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Collector
Chrissie O' Shea
Gender
female
Address
Garryrickin, Co. Kilkenny
Informant
(name not given)
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parent
Gender
female
Address
Garryrickin, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English