Scoil: Cappamore (B.) (uimhir rolla 7480)

An Cheapach Mhór, Co. Luimnigh
James McCarthy

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The Wren's Day - 26th December 1937

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0520, Leathanach 135

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Ar an leathanach seo

On Christmas Day my two brothers and myself went off looking for the wren. We searched every place for one. Just about time to go home I fired my stick at one that I saw in a tuft of grass on the side of the road and wounded him and then I caught him.
On St Stephen's Day I got up very early and started to get ready. First of all I got a wren bush in the woods and decorated it with ribbons and tied the little wren on it. When i disguised myself with ragged clothes and a mask. I held the money in a little bag that I had.
Our actual start was made at 10.45 as we had to go to mass.
We journeyed from house to house collecting the money until night time.
At every house we sund a song "O'Donnell Abu": At five o'clock we started to go home with our money. When we went home we counted our money and we had seven and eightpence.

(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)
James Daly
An Fearnán, Co. Luimnigh