School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Liam Ó hAodha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 421

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Although she was little, her honour was great,
Rise up, landlady, and give us a treat.
Sometimes they get as much as a pound, which they divide among themselves at the close of the day.

On St. Stephen's Day many boys chase the wren. When the wren is caught the boys go around from house to house saying : Give us a penny to bury the wren". When they have the money collected they divide it with one another.

St. Stephen's Day is a great feast day. The people gather together to hunt the wren. They go in groups of four or five. They get a little holly bush, and decorate it with coloured paper. The people dress themselves up, so that they would not be known.
One plays music, another holds the

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John Lennon
Burton Hall, Co. Carlow