School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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Old Festival Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 02_053

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All the old customs which were held in this part of the country are still held there.
On St Stephen's day all the young boys dress up in old clothes and carry a live wren from house to house gathering money. They carry her in a bush which is stuck in a pike and raised up high.
On St John's night people light bonfires throughout the country in the evening and they have a dance and enjoy themselves until late that night. On Christmas day boys

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Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Informant
Mr Flahive
Gender
male
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Language
English