Scoil: Corrovally, Achadh Dúin, An Sciobairín (uimhir rolla 13961)

An Chorrbhaile, Co. Chorcaí
Eileen Reid

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Corrovally, Achadh Dúin, An Sciobairín | Bailiúchán na Scol

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0294, Leathanach 260

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Ar an leathanach seo

(ar lean ón leathanach roimhe)

Him on His way.
It is the custom in every house that the youngest child is supposed to light the candles and the oldest person to put them out in the morning. They are left burning all night.
These candles are not like the ordinary ones. They are long and thick and each one weighs a pound.
Candle sticks for these candles are made from turnips. At first a good sized turnip is procured and both ends are cut off so as to make it stand steadily. Then a hold the width of the candle is scooped out of the centre in which the candle is put standing. This improvised candlestick is then beautifully decorated with coloured paper, holly, and berries and is put in the window.
On any of these special occasions it is a beautiful sight when going round the

(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)
Betty Connell
Ard Iúrach Beag, Co. Chorcaí