School: Kilcullen (B.)

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

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Old Prayers and Expressions

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 15_011

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Most Irish people when speaking use blessings as - If you bought a new coat they would say "Go mairid is go cairfar é". Also when a man sees another working he says "God bless the work"

Some people when going to bed say "Matthew, Mark, Luke & John bless the bed that I lie on. Four corners at my bed four angels round my head. One to sing & one to pray & two to carry my soul away.
Another said when going to bed is "Sacred Heart of Jesus I put my trust in thee."
When walking into a house " God save all here" is often said. When a person gets a

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Collector
Peadar O Díosca
Gender
male
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Language
English