School: Belvoir, Kilkishen

Belvoir, Co. Clare
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0586, Page 095

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This is a general holidays here now. Formerly public houses were open and the men visited them "to drink the health of the Saint" to drown the Shamrock.

This is a step in the light direction to honour St Patrick by keeping his feast in proper manner. People were the Shamrock. Men wear it on their ears and hats and women wear it on their coats.
I heard children used to wear crosses long ago. Now they use a harp or a green ribbon to tie the Shamrock.
Patrick is a very common name here. A baby born near or on the feast gets

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