School: Loughanvally (roll number 8363)

Location:
Loughanavally, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
Mrs. O'Connor

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0742, Page 306

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On Easter Sunday the sun dances with joy at the Resurrection of Our Lord. Everyone eats the Good Friday eggs for their breakfast.

It is very lucky to cut or wash your hair on Good Friday but a man should never shave as it is unlucky to draw blood on that day. You should never shave, cut hair or your nails on a Sunday for
"Sunday cut hair or Sunday cut horn
Twere better for that man he never was born".

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St John's day falls on the twenty first of June. People gather furze bushes and sticks and light a bonfire. Then they dance and sing all around the fire.