School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 098

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Long ago the people used to have great fun on feast days. ...

Long ago the people used to have great fun on feast days. On St Patrick's Day they used to enjoy themselves well. They used to wear shamrocks on their coats. They used also arrange bowling matches. All the people used to gather to the place appointed for the bowling match.
On Stephens Day the young men used to form bands of Mummers. They had many verses like this verse.
The Wren, the wren the king of all birds
On St Stephen's Day was caught in the furze
All though he is small his family is great
And I pray you good lady to give us a thrate
It is money we want, and money we will take
And if you havent any we will take sweet cake.
On St Brigids day they make crosses and put them up in the ceiling of the house. On Novembers night the people enjoy

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Collector
John P. Kerin
Gender
male
Informant
Tim Kerin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
53
Address
Gortaclare, Co. Clare
Language
English