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Scoil: Faythe (uimhir rolla 11361)

An Fhaiche, Co. Loch Garman
An tSr. Columcille

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Ar an leathanach seo

There are two different types of mummers. One of these types was very common in my father's youth but it is not to be seen nowadays. Mumming is indeed a very old Irish custom. The mummers go around from house to house in the country. They receive a warm welcome from the household who have invited them to act their interesting play. The captain enters, taps the door with his sword as a warning to the guests that the mummers are about to begin. They march around in a circle first. Then they form a figure. Captain says:-

I hope you will good order keep.
And strict attention pay.
And listen to those heroes.
And what they have got to say.
The first he is the bold Prince George
Great fortune on him smile.
The next he is Saint Patrick
The patron of our Isle.
Next comes Boneparte,
Lord Wellington comes next

(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)
Kathleen T. Clancy
Loch Garman, Co. Loch Garman