School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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Kilcullen (B.) | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 07_014

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At Christmas the customs are;
The Children hang up their stockings. They say Father Christmas puts things in them on Christmas eve.
Also. Every body is supposed to put a Christmas in window on Christmas and Twelfth Night.
On St. Stephens day boys get a bough of a tree and go about to get money. They sing:- "The wren the wren the king of all bird she was caught in the furze, all though she was little her family was great rise up landlady and give me the treat. She dipped her bill in a barrel of beer I wish you a happy and bright new year." When they get the money I think they go to dances

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Collector
Éamonn O Ruairc
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English