School: Cill Chuimín, Durlas Éile (roll number 12538)

Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary
Donnchadh Ó Cuinnéain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0542, Page 318

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0542, Page 318

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    dies in childbirth is taken by the Good People.
    (12) It is an insult to look at a newly born baby without saying "God bless him or her"
    (13) A baby corpse is dressed in white and there is not that I know of any special burial ground for unbaptised babies. They are, as a rule, buried in the ordinary graveyard.
    (14) The christening robe is generally borrowed. It is considered lucky.
    (15) The cradle is usually passed on from father to son, also for luck.
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  2. (1) When a person dies the window is immediately opened to set free the spirit.
    (2) The remains are allowed to rest for a couple of hours before being "laid out".
    (3) A man who shaved during life is shaved, while those who wore beards are left there just as in life.
    (4) The water, soap, towel are carefully buried in the person's own land.
    (5)The dead man's razor is as a rule given as a present to the person who shaved the corpse.
    (6) No wages are taken for the work.
    (7) Care is taken to insert the stud last worn by the decreased.
    (8) All men are dressed in the brown Habit of Mount Carmel
    (9) Women sometimes dressed in the White of the Immaculate Conception.
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. death (~1,076)