School: Collon (roll number 14579)

Collon, Co. Louth
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0676, Page 245

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Peter and Paul bonfires are lighted.
Pancakes are made on Shrove Tuesday and colcannon is made on Hallow Eve.
On Lady Day thousands of people flock to Slane to get water from Lady well.
From the ninth to the nineteenth of June the people of this district visit St Columcille's well, which is about two miles along the Slane Rd. from Collon.

On May Eve. the children of every house go and gather primroses which they throw on the doorstep, on the roof of the house, and at the entrance of every stable door, in the evening they all gather round in some particular, spot and dance round a May bush decorated with primroses, and when it is time for them

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Eithne Watters
Collon, Co. Louth