School: Maio (roll number 13119)

Trohanny, Co. Meath
Máire Ní Chreaig
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0706, Page 523

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    boil for eight hours.
    On Christmas Eve, the people put holly on every window in the house. The youngest child in the house lights the candles on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas morning.
    The children hang up their stockings for Santa Claus. People kill a goose or a turkey and stuff her with loaf bread, onions, and butter. If you brought a black ass to the well with you on Christmas Eve at twelve o'clock the ass would go on his two knees and bray, and the well would turned into wine.
    Bridie Gearty, Druminiskin
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  2. Mary O Malley from Carriga, was home from a boarding school, and she brought a girl with her to spend the holiday with her.
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