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- On St. Stephen's Day boys assemble
together and disguise themselves.
They go from house to house gathering
money, they take with them laurel
and a dead wren tied to it. They play
music and dance at each house, this
is the following rhyme,
The wren, the wren, the king of all
St. Stephen's Day he was caught in
Although he was little, his family
Cheer up lan-lady and give us a
In the evening they share the
On St. Brigid's Day children wear
crosses made of rushes, a cloth is
also put out on a bush, any person
who wears this round the head will
not get a headache throughout the
On St. Patrick's Day the people wear
shamrocks in honour of St. Patrick,
because he taught the Irish the(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.