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 03_038

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There are many old customs still held in this district. On St Bridgets eve the young boys of the townland dress in old clothes and put on false faces and go from house to house gathering money. They always have some musical instruments and they play and dance in every house.
This is another old custom on St Patrick's day every person wears a harp or a piece of green ribbon in honour of St Patrick. In olden times every man used go to the public house and stay drinking all day they

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Collector
Nora Godley
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Richard Godley
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English