School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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Festival Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 238

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10-6-'38 Festival Customs.
In every district feasts are observed in different manners.
On St Bridget's Day big girls are dressed in white and go around from house to house gathering money in the towns of this district. They are called "Brideogs." They give whatever money they gather to the priest for Church purposes.
We keep St Patrick's Day as a national holiday. On this day every Catholic wears a bit of shamrock or a badge or harp. The bad are made of green, white and golden pieces of cloth.
On Shrove Tuesday we have other customs. Any person who had not got married and who is up to the age of marriage before Shrove Tuesday is chalked on the back. On this night also we have a feast of pancakes.

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Collector
Máire Ní Éimhthigh
Gender
female
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Informant
M. Heavey
Age
55
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English