Scoil: Cill Mhíde (C.), Caisleán Nua (uimhir rolla 7959)

Suíomh:
Cill Míde, Co. Luimnigh
Múinteoir:
Eibhlín Ní Bhraonáin

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St Stephen's Day

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0496, Leathanach 334

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St. Stephen's Day falls on the 26th of December. It commemorates the death of St Stephen he was one of the first martyrs being stones to death for the faith. In this country it is the usual custom with young people to dress up in coloured clothes and go from house to house singing and dancing. Long ago the wren boys used to spend Christmas Day chasing the wren to kill it for St. Stephen's Day and hang it on a holly bush, because if they had no wren they got no money, but nowadays they do not kill the bird as they rightly consider it cruelty, but they carry a holly bush instead, decorated with coloured papers and ribbons tied on the branches. The song that they usually sing is as follows:


The wren, the wren, the king of all birds,
St Stephen's Day he was caught in the furze.
Although he was little his family was great,
Cheer up my old Landlady and give us a treat.

This is the song they usually sing. In

(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)
Bailitheoir
Kitty Donegan
Inscne
baineann
Seoladh
Baile an Ruáin, Co. Luimnigh
Faisnéiseoir
William Donegan
Inscne
fireann
Aois
85
Seoladh
Cill Míde, Co. Luimnigh
Teanga
Béarla