School: Scoil an Churnánaigh, Caisleán Nua Thiar

Location:
Newcastle, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Pr. Ó Fionnmhacháin

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November's Eve

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0488, Page 252

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Novembers Eve
In my district there are many customs carried on such as snap-apple, finding the threepenny bit, burning the beans, and seeing your future husband or wife.
Snap-apple is played by tying an apple to a piece of cord and let it hang down from the ceiling. Then each player get their turn to bite the apple, each player gets one minute in turn. All the players' hands are tied behind their backs while they are trying to bite the apple.
When that game is over a threepenny bit is put

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Collector
James Fitzgerald
Gender
male
Address
Glendiheen, Co. Limerick
Informant
Tim Aherne
Gender
male
Language
English