School: Wilkinstown (roll number 1917)

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

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If they wanted their boots they would say:

"Give me over my "brógs".

If they were telling you a story they would say:
"A leanna", or a "cuisle", or a "choilín".

If they wanted a drink, they would say:
"Give me a "noggin " of water, "gersa".

If you gave them anything, they wold sometimes say:
"Go raibh maith agat".

If a visitor came to the house the person in the house would say:
"Fáilte romhat".

If a person was leaving a house, the people in the would say:
"Beannacht leat".

If a person was going to pass the night in some other house they would say:
"I'm going for a "céilídh"..

It is customary to put your boots in the form of a T when you are going to bed on Hallow Eve and say "I put my boots in the form of a T hoping tonight my true-love to see, the colour of his hair and the clothes he does wear, and his fair face turned to me."

Collector
Nancy Sheridan
Gender
female
Address
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Informant
Brigid Flood
Gender
female
Address
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Language
English