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

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

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Festival Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 05_035

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There are many old customs held in this district.
On Saint Bridget's day the people make crosses of cardboard, and out them on the ceiling of the kitchen inside.
On May Eve they go out and pick a bush and bring it in to the kitchen until the next year and then they bring in another one.
On November's night the young children get a tub of water and put it in the middle of the house, they then put an apple into it

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Collector
Bridie Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Tiduff, Co. Kerry
Informant
William Crosbie
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Kerry Head, Co. Kerry
Language
English