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School: Wilkinstown (roll number 1917)

Location:
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Máire Ní Failcheallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0711, Page 048

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Whit Sunday

Whit Sunday is the Sunday before Trinity Sunday. Whit Sunday and Whit Monday are called Whitsun time. Any persons born at this time are called 'Kinkishas'. These people are supposed to be very unlucky. The old people believed that if these people strike you, you would never get better of the hurt until some of their clothes are stolen and put on the injured part. Animals are also the same as people.
The old people said that 'Kinkishas' always killed some person or thing during their lives. When these children were born a bird or a worm was put in their hand and left there till it died.
In the case of animals they were left on the ground and a sod was put on
them. This was called 'burying' them. It was supposed this would prevent them doing any injury.

Patricia Reilly
Demailestown
Information from
Mrs Reilly

Collector
Patricia Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Demailestown, Co. Meath
Informant
Mrs Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Demailestown, Co. Meath
Language
English