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

Location:
Moyne, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Francis Doyle

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0766, Page 399

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from bonfires anear and far. Now and again we renewed the fire - the childer clapped hands. Songs were sung and dancing in swing until twelve o'clock. As the fire was nearly burnt out we drove our cattle through it - what! Are you smiling? It was done until lately and with bared heads praying God's blessing on them for the year. Then everyone took a piece of burning cipín in his hand and ran round his crops praying that God might prosper them and bring us all safe to another bonfire night and maybe if yous kept up the ould custom yous would have better luck too, but time brings changes.

Collector
Francis Doyle
Gender
male
Address
Moyne, Co. Longford
Informant
Matt Farrelly
Gender
male
Age
77
Address
Cloonelly, Co. Longford
Language
English