School: Cor na Fola (B.) (roll number 1607)

Location:
Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Liam Ó Hannáin

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St Brigid's Cross

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271, Page 048

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There is usually a St. Brigid's Cross in every thatched house. It is said that St. Brigid protects the houses in which one of the Crosses are kept. My father makes the Cross for our house, on St. Brigid's night. First of all he gets two small sticks and straw.
He weaves the straw arround the sticks and then he sticks it in the roof. The Crosses are made in different shapes.

Collector
James Connaughton
Gender
male
Address
Cloonark, Co. Roscommon
Language
English