School: Ballyburke (roll number 5125)

Location:
Bellaburke, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Micheál Ó Cheallaigh

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Saint John's Eve

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0090F, Page 16_020

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We will soon have the bonfire night back again. It is a great custom in this part of the country to light a bonfire on St John's night. Young and old help to gather turf and sticks for the bonfire and they love that night to arrive. It is said that people are allowed to steal any amount of turf for the bonfire on that night. The men of the villages stay out under the stacks of turf in order that when the little boys and the little girls would come along with bags

Collector
Mary Gavin
Gender
female
Address
Bellaburke, Co. Mayo
Language
mixed