School: Bailieboro (Model)

Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
A. Ó Dubhda
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1011, Page 082

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    Come up landlady and give us a trap".
    There is another little rhyme and it runs like this.
    "The wrenboys, the wren boys,
    Here we are again,
    We won't be back this twelve months,
    We won't be back again.
    If an animal is born on Whit Sunday, it will kill someone, but if anyone cuts the skin of his forehead and puts a three penny piece in under the skin it will be lucky.
    On Easter Sunday the children light a fire on top of a hill, and boil eggs, and make tea, and when they have all eaten they play games, this is (ca) called a "clutog."
    On New Year's Day some people make a new (years) resolution, and they try to keep this promise for the whole year.
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