School: Kilcullen (B.)

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

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Festival Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 12_016

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At Christmas the festival customs are a very big Christmas candle is lighted and left lighting all day. The house is decorated and cleaned. Children hang up their stockings on Christmas Eve night for Father Christmas to bring presents to them.
On St Stephen's day boys go round from house to house saying the wren song and collecting money. The words of the wren song are.
"The wren the wren the king of all birds St.

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Collector
Labhrás Mac Parthaláin
Gender
male
Address
Newabbey, Co. Kildare
Language
English