School: Cnocán an Teampaill, Ros Gréine

Location:
Knockantemple, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Nic Aodhagáin

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November

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0554, Page 232

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1) NOVEMBER NIGHT is also called Snap Apple Night, Hallow E en and Colcannon Night.

2) Many apple GAMES are played on that night.
a) A tub of water is placed on the floor. A small apple is put floating in it. All the players try to catch it in their mouths. Sometimes a sixpence is put in and whoever gets it can keep it.
b) A basin of flour is put on the table and sixpenny bit is put in. The players try to get it out in their moughts.
c) A timber cross is hung out of the ceiling. An apple is stuck on one end a piece of soap on another a piece of candle on the third and a raw potato on the fourth. The players are led up to it blindfolded and try to bite the apple.
d) Three saucers are put on the table - clay is put in one, water in

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Informant
Mrs Halloran
Gender
female
Address
Hill's-lot, Co. Tipperary
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Mrs Bergin
Gender
female
Address
Attykit, Co. Tipperary
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Mrs Burke
Gender
female
Address
Ballydoyle, Co. Tipperary
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Mrs Lonergan
Gender
female
Address
Castleblake, Co. Tipperary
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Mrs Delaney
Gender
female
Address
Railstown, Co. Tipperary
Language
English