School: Mullach, Sráid na Cathrach (roll number 3928)

Location:
Mullagh, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Proinnsias Ó Sandair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0624, Page 150

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23 Meithamh 1938

November's night falls on the thirty first of October. It is a great night in this locality for feasting and for playing games and tricks.
Before the night comes the people get beans, nuts and apples in the town for to have them for the night.
When the night falls the children throw an apple into a tub of water. Then they try to catch the apple in their mouths without the help of their hands.
The person that catches the apple keeps it. After a while the children get tired of that game and they next hang an apple from the ceiling with a piece of a cord. Then they try to catch the apple with their mouths. The person that catches it can keep it.
The next game is played in this way :- four saucers are

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Collector
Pádraig Mac Iomaire
Gender
male
Address
Doonogan, Co. Clare
Informant
Pádraig Ó Gormáin
Gender
male
Address
Doonogan, Co. Clare
Language
English