St Stephen's Day
- Kevin Hickey
It is the custom on St .Stephen's Day for Wren Boys to go around from house gathering money to bury the wren and singing the wren song.If people of the house refuse them money the wren is buried at their doorstep, and it is said that the house would have no luck for the coming year.The Wren Boys are dressed in various odd ways.The song that the Wren Boys sing is
The Wren, the Wren, the king of all birds,
St Stephen's Day was caught in the furze,
Although she is small her family is great,
Get up Paddy Reilly and give us a treat.