School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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Halloween  Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 135

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I live in the townland of Soran, in the parish of Killoe, and in the barony of Aughaboy. I heard these customs from my uncle. They were very common in olden times but they are not common nowadays.
One night around Hallow Eve there were two men making a cart. They heard a faint noise and when they looked under the cart they saw a fairy making a wooden shoe.
There was a man going to a fair and under an ash bush he saw a party of fairies. They were playing "hide and go seek" round

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Collector
Thomas Brady
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
Hugh Brady
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
53
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English