Scoil: Carlanstown (uimhir rolla 884)

Droichead Chearbhalláin, Co. na Mí
Séamus Ó Gérbheannaigh

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Carlanstown | Bailiúchán na Scol

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0708, Leathanach 019

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Ar an leathanach seo

(ar lean ón leathanach roimhe)

Some of them keep whatever money they make but the majority I am afraid, leave it in the village "pubs" and perhaps it is that night when they are in an exceptionally jolly mood that the "Wren Song" is sung. I do not know it all myself but here are a few lines:

"The Wren, the Wren, the King of all birds;
St Stephen's Day, he was caught in the furze.
He dipped his bill in a barrel of beer
To wish you all a happy New Year.
Her body is little, but her family is great
Get up, kind lady and give us a treat.


Some of the children in this locality have pic-nics on Easter Sunday. They light a huge fire on the top of a hill and make tea and boil lots of eggs.

Little girls make a "May-bus". They decorate a bush with bits of ribbon, coloured pieces of paper, cloth and bunches of flowers. Then they hold each others hands and dance around it singing songs and reciting etc.

In bygone days the people used to keep all the Christmas holly and make a fire of it on Shrove Tuesday night. On this fire they would bake pancakes, and a merry feast was held.