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 07_030

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There are many old customs still held in this district. On St Bridget's eve the young boys of the town land (dess) dress up and put on false faces and go from house to house gathering money. They always have some musical instrument and they play and dance in every house.
This is another old custom _ St Patrick's day every person wears a harp or a piece of green ribbon in honour of St Patrick. On St John's eve a bon fire is

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Collector
Eily Laide
Gender
female
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Laide
Gender
male
Age
54
Address
Dromatoor, Co. Kerry
Language
English