School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

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

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 163

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It is customary in my district, Soran, Killoe Parish, Co. Longford, during the twelve days of Christmas for every young person to enjoy himself or herself. They all join together and make a subscription to buy groceries to entertain the party. Sometimes it is the money that is collected on St. Stephen's day pays the expenses.
It is said that the twelve days of Christmas represent the twelve months of the year. Regarding the weather, if the weather during those days be good, the whole year shall be fine.
Another belief is that

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Collector
Thomas Brady
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
Frank Brady
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
46
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English