School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Old Prayers

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 511

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As I lie down to sleep,
To God I give my sould to keep.
And if I die before I wake
To God I give my soul to take.

There are four corners on my bed,
There are four Angels overhead,
That the four may be carrying
My soul up to heaven.
Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Bless this bed that I lie on.
On Good Friday our Saviour died
On Good Friday our Saviour was crusified
They nailed a cap of thorns
On His Sacred Head.
Up came the Jews with a long spear,
They pierced him through the head.

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Collector
Biddy Butler
Gender
female
Address
Tullow, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Pierce Butler
Gender
female
Age
47
Address
Tullow, Co. Tipperary
Language
English