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

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

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Local Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 06_028

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There are many old customs in this place still, some of them have died away. On St Stephen's day young boys of the parish go around from house to house gathering money. They take with them a dead wren on a holly bush.
On Easter Sunday morning people eat eggs for their breakfast. There is a rhyme made about it. One egg for a proper gentleman, two eggs for a gentleman, three eggs for a bocac, and four eggs for a proper bocac. On November

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Collector
Nellie Casey
Gender
female
Address
Ballylongane, Co. Kerry
Informant
John Casey
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
71
Language
English