School: Scoil an Churnánaigh, Caisleán Nua Thiar

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0488, Page 255

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This custom was practised first in Kerry and the bachelors were tied on to a big rock called Sceilg.

In my locality it is a custom to go out in the wren on St Stephens day. The young boys of the district come together about a week before hand and settle everything. They appoint a special place to start and they also appoint a man to keep the money that is a Cashier. They kill a wren on Christmas day and tie him up on a holly bush and keep him for the following day. On St Stephens day they

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