School: Shanakill, Roscrea

Location:
Shanakill, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Seán Ó Ceallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0547, Page 181

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On St. Patrick's Dy the people wear shamrocks and long ago they used wear a black sally cross on the right shoulder.

Local Customs

On Shrove Tuesday people used to boil meat and cabbage and potatoes and have them for supper...

On Shrove Tuesday people used to boil meat and cabbage and potatoes and have them for supper.
On Ash Wednesday people go to Mass and the priest puts it on our foreheads and gives them some to bring home.
People used to eat only one meal on Good Friday.
On St. Martin's Day people don't thresh till after dinner-time on account of St. Martin being killed on a threshing mill.

Collector
Lena Meehan
Gender
female
Address
Shanakill, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mrs Meehan
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Shanakill, Co. Tipperary
Language
English

The people of this parish keep cows, horses, sheep, pigs, goats and cattle.
The cows are tied by means of a "bales". It consists of two straight sticks with a piece of wire on top to hold them together. But long ago the people had blocks of wood driven into the ground in the cow house and the cows tied to them with a piece of rope. The Reavses tie the cows with the rope and block.

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