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 14_023

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On the 26th of December, it is said, that the birds decided that they would see who would fly the highest.
Whatever bird did so he would be called "King". The wren did so by going under the eagle's wing.
The people got jealous of him so they chase him on that day every year.
Boys (in this district) go around dressed up from house to house begging money.
They also sing the

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Collector
Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English