School: Valleymount

Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 087

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These men dress up in old cloths and put on coloured paper on their faces so that they would not be known.

2. St. Patricks Day. It is customary for the people to wear shamrock.
3. Hollow E'en/ You should not throw out water on Hallow E'en for if you do you will hear the souls in Purgatory walking.
4. Hansel Monday. It is said if any dealer comes to your door on Hansel Monday that it is (i.e. the Monday before Shrove Tuesday) and you buy or sell anything they usually give a 3d bit or a sixpence.
5. Shrove Tuesday Night. There are pancakes made and colconnon.