Social Food on Ceremonial Occasions in Townsland of Clara Shrove Tuesday - "Pancake Night." The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is still an occasion for fun and merriment here. Pancakes, (from which it takes the name "Pancake night") are eaten for supper. A Ring is usually put in them and whoever gets it if he or she is un-married will be the next person to "go off" (get married). Easter Sunday - Eggs are still the particular item of food for this day. Young people try to eat as many as they can. It is considered a great feat to take 3 or 4 eggs. St. Peter & Paul's Day ( 29th June)- New Potatoes & White Cabbage are supposed to be on the dinner-table of every good farmer & laborer on that day plucked from their own gardens.
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