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School: Moyne (B.) (roll number 13989)

Location:
Moyne, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Francis Doyle

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Old Festive Customs - Easter

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0766, Page 395

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The following was told me by Paddy Donnohoe:-
To all the Irish people even now-a-days but more so back twenty years ago Easter meant "a good feed of eggs".
I often heard my father telling that when he was a wee gassoon running about barelegged along with the other youngsters they would "put in" as they used to say to be asked to "gugger" praties to their neighbour's house on Easter Saturday so that they would be sure to receive a few eggs as a gift for their cludóg on Easter Sunday. Here is his description of Easter Sunday custom.
We always heard that the sun danced early on Easter Sunday morning so many a time we were

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Collector
Francis Doyle
Gender
male
Address
Moyne, Co. Longford
Informant
Patrick Donohoe
Gender
male
Age
84
Address
Farmullagh, Co. Longford
Language
English