School: Cilltighearnáin/Kiltiernan (roll number 11812)

Location:
Kiltiernan West, Co. Galway
Teacher:
S. Ó Beirn

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Funeral Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0033C, Page 07_018

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Snuff and tobacco is given at the wakes usually. When the funeral is passing the house the people shut the door and pull down the blind. The feet of the crops come out the door first.
The crops is never left alone in the house, someone always stays in the house. If a person meets a funeral on the road he goes a piece of the road.

Collector
Crios Ní Coingeallaig
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Murphy
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Caherpeak East, Co. Galway
Language
English