School: Cill Átha (roll number 9298)

Cill Achaidh Mhór, Co. na Gaillimhe
Mrs Pender
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0045, Page 0146

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    music. The people give them money and at night they join up and give a dance.
    On Saint Brigid's Day it is a custom to get a few ears of of corn and plait them. They are shaped in the form of a cross to which a potato with an eye is attached. The cross is then hug up on the wall, and when the farmer is sowing his crops, this potato and the grains of oats will be the first he will sow.
    On Saint Patrick's Day the Irish people wear the Shamrock in honour of Saint Patrick. The people in Ireland who have friends in distant lands send them shamrock. In bygone days every public house in the town and in the country were opened and men and sometimes women drank to excess, then they were said to drown the shamrock.
    On Ash Wednesday many people go to Mass and the priest puts the sign of the cross
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