School: Clonin, Mountrath (roll number 15932)

Location:
Clonin, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Bean Uí Bhraoin

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May Eve

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0825, Page 365

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Mrs P. O'Gorman (neé) Delaney, Shrahane,Camrosss
Age about 86 years; Pensioner
Born and reared in Camross
12/5/36

On May Eve bonfires were lit in Shrahane, Camross. The cattle were driven through them, This was supposed to protect them for the rest of the year against the Good People.
Bonfires blazed to about 50 yrs ago in Derrycanton on the eve of St,Peter and Paul's day instead of St,John's Eve.

Informant
Mrs P. O' Gorman Delaney
Gender
female
Age
86
Occupation
pensioner
Address
Srahanboy, Co. Laois
Language
English